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DELRAYNEWSPAPER.COM MARCH | 2019

Community artists converge in Osceola Park for 9th Annual Art in the Alley By: Jan Engoren Contributing Writer Two young brothers, Marco, 6, and Vinny Boylan, 9, were among the 40 artists who turned out for the 9th Annual Art in the Alley in Osceola Park, off S.E. Fifth Ave., to paint murals to be installed on the west wall of the newly anticipated Aloft Delray Beach hotel. The event was organized by Delray Beach mural artist Sharon Koskoff, who recently published her second book, “Murals of the Palm Beaches,” and James & Lisa Quillian, 18-year-residents of Delray Beach who live in the Osceola Park neighborhood. The original impetus for creating the murals was a way to beautify their community.

Renderings of Alta West project. Photo courtesy of BH3.

Developer BH3 selected to add Alta West to West Atlantic Avenue By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor The lowest bidder became the No. 1 choice for the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency board when it selected a project to fill 6 acres of land on West Atlantic Avenue. With plans to add rental housing, restaurants, office space and a grocery store to the site, board members selected BH3 and its proposal Alta West as the winning project. It was a tight 4-3 vote to proceed with BH3 over four other proposals. “The CRA board selected us because we are the best project that met the city’s goals, needs and wants,” said attorney for

the project Neil Schiller. “This is a project that is for the community by the community.” Board members Shelly Petrolia, Pam Brinson and Angie Gray cast the dissenting votes. The project that came in second when ranked by the board was Uptown Atlantic. Uptown currently has several development approvals from the city, but different developers behind the project. It offered the least amount of housing units, parking and green space. It also was the only project offering 4 stories rather than

the requested 3-story cap in the new request for proposals sent out by the agency when the previous owners of Uptown Atlantic failed to close on the property. The winning proposal came in last in terms of how much money BH3 was willing to spend to acquire the land at $10. The highest proposal offered just over $4 million.

This year, the event was sponsored by the Aloft Hotel, scheduled to open downtown this month, with a theme of: “Merging Public Space with Brilliant Minds and Hard Work.” Additional murals will be hung throughout the alleyways in Osceola Park. “We wanted to take back our alleys,” said James Quillian, a former teacher. “We cleaned up six alleyways so people can walk their dog, ride a bike or just jog and see the original artwork on display. Passersby may not know why the art is there, but they know they like it when they see it.” The Quillians donated two of their va-

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The two youngest participants of Art in the Alley, brothers Marco, 6, and Vinny Boylan, 10, with their seascape. Photo by Jan Engoren.


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valued the land at $17 million.

BH3 originally stated it would apply for nearly $14 million from the CRA in subsidies, but Schiller said that is now off the table. The decision didn’t come without controversy. There was a vote and then a revote, which resulted in two board members switching their position on what project to pick. At a subsequent meeting, Mayor Shelly Petrolia raised concerns over the selection and asked if the agency could be sued. Agency attorneys said they do no have any concern over the meeting’s proceedings. Aspects of the BH3 project the board did like included providing an abundance of parking over what is required by city code. The project incorporates 744 parking spaces in three structured parking garages throughout the site, which is more than 200 spaces above any other proposal.

Mayor Shelly Petrolia said the parking helped her decide to rank the project as her second choice. Schiller said the amount of parking spaces will help capture drivers as they head further east. Another perk was the group’s ability to offer 18 workforce housing units as early as July 1 in property it owns just adjacent to the project location at 11 SW 6th Ave. and 21 SW 6th Ave. Once the project is built, it will incorporate another 12 workforce housing units into the mixture of townhomes, 1-bedroom and 2 bedroom units. The project is designed by Richard Jones Architecture and features a mainstreet, coastal vernacular style. Most of all, board members liked the 40,000-square-feet of public, open space that incorporates historic Frog Alley into the project.

“We view this as an opportunity for people to meet, enjoy each others history and cultures,” Schiller said of the open space. It was the Frog Alley aspect that sold the deal to board member Adam Frankel. He said he ranked BH3 as his No. 1 pick. BH3 said it will use a minimum of six local subcontractors and vendors and hire a minimum of 30 skilled and unskilled workers for construction jobs. It will host at least two job fairs. Sprouts Farmers Market and Aldi have expressed interest in the project, as a grocery store is a required element. Agency attorneys are in a 60-day negotiation period with the developers. The terms of the deal will go before the board for approval. If approved, the project will then go through the city’s review process, including site plan approval. “We are excited to get started,” Schiller said.

Community artists converge in Osceola Park for 9th Annual Art in the Alley cant properties to host the live painting event. [FROM PG 1]

If you didn’t know what you wandered into, you might think you were at a 60s-style “art happening.” Music was pulsing, a BBQ smoker was fired up in the corner, a trailer dispensed food and artists were everywhere painting TropicAlley themes on 8-foot by 4-foot concrete boards. “This is a true art happening,” said Koskoff, covered in paint and sporting a pair of kitten ears. “We’ve brought together creativity and community and we’re thankful for the chance to give back to our city.” She says everyone is welcome to participate and emphasizes the community nature and the accessibility of the project. She donates all the paint, brushes and other materials and says, “Everything is taken care of.”

artists who bring their creativity with them.”

“There are no applications, no fees, no red tape, no rejections, no bureaucracy and no waiting,” she said. “Just willing

One of those artists was Delray Beach painter and sculptor Patty Peters who created an abstract, acrylic drip mural

Boca Raton artist Agata Ren with her painting of two pink flamingos separated by a floating pink heart. Photo by Jan Engoren.

Delray Beach painter and sculptor, Patty Peters, adding finishing touches to her abstract acrylic drip painting in primary colors of blue, yellow and orange. Photo by Jan Engoren.

with “the colors of Florida.” Sky-blue, yellow and oranges flow into one another creating a dream-like quality. Returning artist Steve Brouse, who teaches kids at the Center for Creative Education in West Palm Beach, and is known for his whimsical murals, was putting the finishing touches on his brightly colored “Tortoise Rising,” mural. “It makes people feel good,” he said. “It’s a fun, family atmosphere and a great party every year.” Likewise, Kate Austin, a Delray Beach resident and executive pastry chef, was taking a break from her painting, “Tropical Paradise,” showcasing the ocean, palm trees and clouds in bright tropical colors. Boca Raton award-winning artist Agata Ren, who often features endangered and extinct species in her work, created a playful canvas with two pink flamingoes

Samantha Szekely, 21, with her painting “Double Cheeseburger in Paradise.” Photo by Jan Engoren.

separated by a floating pink heart entitled, “Two Flamingos In Love with Tropical Flora and Caribbean Colors.” It was a family affair for Haley Szekely, 23, her two sisters, Samantha, 21, Kate, 27 and their mom, Cheryl, a dietician and Delray Beach resident. Haley drove down from Orlando where she’s living and oldest sibling Kate flew in from New York City, where she is a yoga teacher and theatre artist. All three siblings had completed their tropical-themed triptych. “This event is a part of why we love Delray,” said Cheryl Szekely. “Sharon, James and Lisa really make it happen.” Join the opening reception block party on Sun., Mar. 24 to see the panels installed at the Aloft Delray Beach alley at Osceola Park. Visit ArtintheAlley.org for more details.


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Jennifer Raymond Executive Director, of Family Promise South Palm Beach County 1 What is Family Promise? For ten years, Family Promise South Palm Beach County has been providing temporary shelter, meals and full-wraparound services to situationally homeless families with dependent children.  We believe that every child deserves a home.  Were you aware that there are over 4,400 children attending Palm Beach County schools that are homeless? This doesn’t take into account those living in cars or couch surfing at friends or family. Family homelessness in Palm Beach County represents 21 percent of the homeless population which is a 6 percent increase from 2017 to 2018. There is a critical need to address the issue of family homelessness as it impacts all of us. Our mission is to empower the families by providing them the right tools and services to become self-sufficient for the longterm.  Every week the parents meet with their case manager to set and review goals and achievements. We offer life skills training including positive parenting, healthy meal planning and budgeting among others. All parents are required to work and to create a savings account to be used for their future home.  Additionally, we are unique in that we provide mental health assessments and counseling. I started our CARE program in 2015 to help the children and parents better deal with issues  - being

homeless is a trauma base experience. We have seen great results from our CARE program and are proud that most of our graduate families return for counseling. Through generous private funding, we started our transitional housing program. Finding safe and affordable housing in Palm Beach County continues to be a challenge for our families.

2 Tell us about yourself and your role with Family Promise. My twenty plus years in the non-profit world has led me down the path of mental health awareness and counseling. As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I focus on the trauma of homelessness especially pertain-

Tennis star Kevin Anderson receives key to city Staff report Delray Beach resident and ATP No. 5 ranked tennis player Kevin Anderson received a key to the city during the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com, which was held last month. Anderson, who is currently ranked No. 5 in men’s singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals, can often be found training on center court of the Delray Beach Tennis Center. Commissioner Adam Frankel came up with the idea of giving Anderson the key to the city at a recent city meeting.

“I felt it appropriate that we honor the No. 5 ranked ATP tennis player in the world and give him recognition,” he said. Frankel said his involvement in the city warranted the key. Anderson won the Delray Beach Open in 2012. Off of the court, he is involved in local nonprofits

Kevin Anderson with his key to the city. Photo courtesy of Andrew Patron/Delray Beach Open

ing to children and families. Our counseling and case management services provide the much needed support for the families as they transition into long-term sustainability. In fact, we are developing curriculums and trainings regarding trauma and its effects on children and families. We expect to roll-out this new program to the community within the next few months. Our goal at Family Promise is to expand our services and touch more lives in South Palm Beach County. Believing in the mission of Family Promise: “we believe that every child deserves a home” my role is to make this dream possible for the families we serve.

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around?  

Last November, we celebrated our 10th anniversary and each year the goal is to help more homeless families get back on their feet and rebuild their strength to make them whole. Family Promise South Palm Beach County is an affiliate of Family Promise, a national organization, founded in New Jersey in 1986. 

4 How many families do you estimate you have helped? We have helped 150 families move from homeless to home – this is nearly 300 children, 175 parents.  Our goal is to continue including Dezzy’s Second Chance dog rescue and Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas Alliance. He has raised over $100,000 for these charities.

to graduate 15 to 20 families each year. This year, we provided 2,600 counseling hours as well as over 400 counseling hours in our Outreach program to the homeless.

5 How can people get involved with Family Promise? The absolute best way to get involved is to help with hosting – preparing meals, interacting with the families such as reading or playing with the kids in the evening.  If interested, please call our office 561.265-3370 x 100. We are a small staff, so we are always in need of volunteers to help us out in several ways. And, of course, financial support is always appreciated.  Family Promise is privately funded primarily through grants, individual donations and fundraising activities. Family Promise South Palm Beach County is located at 840 George Bush Blvd. For more information, visit www.familypromisespbc.org. Anderson advocates to keep single use plastics out of the oceans and endorses the city’s “Skip the Straw” initiative.


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Stoops Family Foundation donates $1 million to Kravis Center’s Capital Campaign Staff report

Dreyfoos Hall Lobby, create a welcoming, pedestrian-friendly plaza opening onto Okeechobee Boulevard, add a new valet parking garage, add a new entrance/exit ramp to the existing garage for self-parking guests, and will improve the overall traffic flow on and around the 10-acre campus.

The Stoops’ affinity for the Kravis Center dates back to when their daughter played the rat in the Nutcracker on the West Palm Beach performing arts center stage. Now, Jeffrey Stoops and his wife Aggie have donated $1 million to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Capital Campaign, Kravis 2020: The Future is Now through their family foundation.

The project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2020 and will be funded through donations. Interruptions in the performance schedule are not anticipated.

“Our involvement goes way back,” Jeffrey Stoops said. “We have grown up with the Kravis Center as a family.” In addition to his daughter dancing on the stage, his family has attended many shows and performances and he has served on the board for the past six years. Currently, Stoops serves as the Kravis Center Board Treasurer. He has also served as Chairman of the Finance Committee, Chairman of the Corporate Partners Executive Committee, and on the Governance/ Nominating, Investment and the Kravis 2020 Committees. “It is just a fabulous organization,” the Delray resident said. “We have such great memories.” So when the center and board decided it was time to go through a refresh after 25 years, a capital campaign was launched to help fund

“We have the ability to give back and the need is now,” Stoops said. Jeff and Aggie Stoops donated $1 million to Kravis Center’s Capital Campaign through their family foundation. Photo courtesy of CAPEHART.

the renovations. “We are so grateful for this generous gift and for their ongoing support,” said Judith Mitchell, Kravis Center CEO. “The Stoops family has a truly remarkable commitment to philanthropy and to the needs of the community.” The Kravis 2020: The Future is Now Capital Campaign will fund the renovation and expansion of the Kravis Center’s campus to enhance the customer experience for the over 500,000 people who attend events at the Kravis Center each year.  The project will increase the size of the

Stoops is President and Chief Executive Officer of SBA Communications Corporation. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, SBA owns and operates almost 30,000 wireless communications sites in 13 countries across the Western Hemisphere, employing approximately 1500 people. SBA is a member of the S&P 500 and one of Florida’s largest public companies by market capitalization. The company supports a variety of causes and organizations and is a supporter of the Kravis Center’s Annual Campaign as well as a sponsor of the annual Gala.  Stoops said the Kravis Center means a lot to the county and to the adult patrons, but it is even more meaningful to the younger population.

He said the venue welcomes 60,000 students every year to enjoy productions. Recently, he saw 400 students come to a show and their faces lit up when they saw the theater. “For many of those kids, it’s their first experience in a theater, certainly of a caliber of the Kravis,” he said. He said it was pretty neat to see the kids’ expressions. “We manage the finances pretty carefully and every thing is run to fund the education programs,” he said. The $1 million donation from the Stoops came from the Stoops Family Foundation, which the family formed in 2013 to help organize their charitable activities and get their four children involved in philanthropy. Through the Foundation, they support a variety of causes focused primarily on children’s services, health care, social services and the performing arts. “Our love of the Kravis goes all the way to when our daughter played the Rat in the Nutcracker,” Stoops said. “It goes all of the way back to that.” For more information about the Kravis 2020: The Future is Now Capital Campaign, visit kravis.org/kravis2020 or call 561.651.4273

Javaro Sims named new police chief Staff report

chief in September 2014.

Javaro Sims will soon become Delray Beach’s next police chief.

Lauzier said Sims accepted the position and a formal transfer of command will take place when Chief Jeff Goldman retires on May 15.

City Manager Mark Lauzier announced that he offered Sims the role on Feb. 12. Sims and assistant chief Mary Olsen were both vying for the job. Both had stints serving as acting chief. Sims has been an officer with the department since 1992. He became an assistant

He will become the department’s first African American police chief. “The decision was difficult as I was evaluating two, very qualified and knowledgeable people with long, successful careers in law enforcement,” Lauzier said in an email announcing the decision. “Over the past six

months, I had the chance to observe them in their acting chief roles, assess their performance, hear from department members and listen to extensive community input. After this multifaceted review and interview process, I was impressed with Sims’ knowledge, training, background, community support and ongoing dedication to our City as well as his One Community vision for our City and the Police Department. I’m looking forward to working with Chief Sims and the entire department as we continue to lead the way.”

Javaro Sims named Delray’s next police chief. Photo courtesy of city of Delray Beach.

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1 Back by popular demand, the Delray Wine and Seafood Festival will head to Old School Square March 9-10. Enjoy wine seminars and food pairings, a wine and beer garden and live music. The event is free and open to the public. Food and seminars have fees. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. 2 Catch The Renditions at Temple Sinai of Palm Beach County on March 10. The Renditions of South Florida have been singing popular Doo Wop songs from the 50s and 60s for over 6 years. Hear songs originally done by the Dupree’s, Dion and The Belmont’s, The Drifters, Jay and The Americans, Larry Chance and The Earls. Reserved seats begin at $18. There will be an ice cream party after the show. For more information, email Fundraising@templesinaiPBC.org or leave a voicemail at 561-276-6161 Ext 128.

3 Do you have a seat at the longest outdoor

dining table in downtown Delray Beach? Savor the Avenue will take place on March 25. Benefitting Healthier Delray, make sure to reserve a place at your favorite downtown eatery for an outdoor wine-paired meal.

4 Delray’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will re-

turn on March 16. Head downtown to catch the route, which begins at the Intracoastal Bridge and heads down Atlantic Avenue to NW/SW 5th Ave. The parade is celebrating its 51st year and will be presented by the city, fire rescue and parks and recreation departments.

5 Grab your lawn chairs and head to Robert P. Miller Park for a free movie in the park on March 15. Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Hear hit songs from Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe and others at the Delray Beach Playhouse when Carbonell Award winners Laura Hodos and Shelley Keelor sing “The Great American Songbook Collection” with musical director Caryl Fantel on March 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $35 for general admission or $75 for VIP with reception. The event benefits the Playhouse’s Children’s Theatre.

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7 Interfaith Cafe welcomes speaker Fritz

Aufdencamp from 7-9 p.m. on March 21 for the topic “Tear Down the Wall.” The ordained Lutheran minister will talk about his experiences with the walls surrounding Christianity during his time as a Lutheran cleric. He was tried three times for heresy. The group meets at the South County Civic Center.

8 Bill Branning is the

new chairman of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. He was recently sworn in with the new board members.

9 The Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation will host its 21st annual “Sweetness and Laughter” Gala & “See the Light” Awards Ceremony on March 16 at 6 p.m. at the Seagate Country Club. The Celebration of Gene Therapy will feature dinner and dessert, an update on Gene Therapy advancements and progress, the “See the Light” Awards presentation, and carry the “Gene” theme throughout. The attire is jeans, of course, and the laughter will come from a performance by legendary performer Gene Merola, whose show features audience participation, music and creative improvisation. The nonprofit is dedicated to the education and research of children’s genetic diseases of the brain. For more information, https://www.mfrfoundation.org 10 Now in its 18th year, the Delray Beach Home Tour returns from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 7. Join hundreds of guests for an exclusive tour through some of Delray Beach’s most distinctive residences in the Seagate Neighborhood. Enjoy a leisurely day of exploring unique residences, a catered luncheon and trolley service between homes while raising funds for the Achievement Centers for Children and Families. Tickets are $100 each and are available online or by calling 561-907-4882.

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Honor Portraits snaps artful images of vets at Delray firehouse as token of appreciation By: Joanie Cox-Henry Contributing Writer Delray Beach Fire Station No. 111 was a sea of medals and smiles on Feb. 13 as veterans gathered to have their photo taken with Honor Portraits, a nonprofit dedicated to capturing the image of men and women who have served in the U.S. Military. The idea to start Honor Portraits came about in 2016 when co-founders and professional photographers Jerry Whitty and Flora Zolin embarked on a project to photograph veterans with their significant others. “We have since photographed more than 250 veterans,” Zolin said. With no official bricks and mortar location, Honor Portraits travels to various places to photograph complimentary pictures of vets as a simple gesture to honor their service. The photos are then put on a CD and given to veterans and their families as a memento. “The joy we get bringing recognition to these veterans is our motivation to keep going,” Zolin said. “The Delray Beach Fire Department has been so wonderful opening their doors and hearts to us.” Veterans with Patriot Guard Riders, an organization of motorcyclists who hon-

or first responders and military veterans and their families and escort fallen vets at funerals, was chosen by Honor Portraits to pose for photos at the Delray event. The group just escorted fallen U.S. Army Special Forces Warrant Officer Jonathan Farmer who was tragically killed during a recent mission in Syria. Fellow Green Beret Jeff “Cowboy” Garten participated in Farmer’s processional from PBIA to Jupiter was happy to pose on a motorcycle for Honor Portrait. “It’s very rewarding that Honor Portraits is doing this for veterans,” Garten said. Zolin emphasized, while Honor Portraits is in need of volunteers, they are desperately in need of donations to purchase a new Apple laptop and a new American flag.

Honor Portraits President Jerry Whitty and Vice President Flora Zolin pose by an American flag at their recent event. Photo by Joanie Cox-Henry.

For military veterans such as James “Rabbi” King, the work Honor Portraits is doing to show vets they care has been deeply appreciated.

home’ and I honestly cried. It was the first time anyone had said it to me since serving as a combat infantry soldier,” said King, 71, who now resides in Lake Worth and works with Wreaths Across America at South Florida National Cemetery. “I’m proud of my service and I’m a proud Patriot Guard Rider and I think what Honor Portraits is doing for us is just amazing.”

“I served in Vietnam and in 1992, someone shook my hand and said, ‘Welcome

Patriot Guard Rider Jim Vecchio, 71, of Boynton Beach, posed for an image with

“We do this from our hearts so we’re very appreciative of donations and volunteers,” Zolin said. “We couldn’t do any of this without them.”

Jeff Garten poses for Honor Portraits in Delray Beach on a motorcycle. Photo by Joanie Cox-Henry.

Honor Portraits he’s eager to share with his family. “I’m very proud to have served in the military,” Vecchio said. “In 1967, my brother and I both joined. Our father served in the Navy and Army so this was something in our hearts to do too.” Visit honorportraits.org to learn more about upcoming events or how to make a donation or volunteer.


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Festival of the Arts returns with performances, lectures, concerts new patron experience at Next Wave Lounge Staff report The 13th annual Festival of the Arts BOCA, an 11-day celebration of music, film, dance, and authors is underway. Through March 10, enjoy all types of performances focused on the arts. “We have a fun mix of performances and a powerhouse of thinkers lined up for our 13th season,” Charlie Siemon, Chair and Co-Executive Producer of the event said. And while you are intently listening to a lecture or humming along to a tune, make sure you also purchase a ticket into the Next Wave Lounge where you will have access to a private VIP lounge on the second floor of the west colonnade at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. Next Wave loungers will enjoy complimentary snacks, surprise pop-ups with treats from area restaurants, and libations one hour prior to the show and during intermissions. Tickets are $20 per person, per event, or $100 per person for all six performances. Price includes one complimentary beverage.  Performance tickets must be purchased separately. “The Next Wave Lounge brings a new element to Festival of the Arts BOCA,” said Wendy Larsen, co-founder of  Festival of the Arts BOCA.  “We anticipate the Next Wave Lounge, a collaboration with our young professional affiliate, will entice the next generation of Festival patrons and first-time attendees with an affordable and special experience.” This year’s line up includes:

The Florida premiere of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope on the big screen to live music by The Symphonia, led by Constantine Kitsopolous, playing John Williams’ epic Academy Award-winning score.

Rhapsody in Blue, an evening of orchestral blockbusters performed by The Symphonia with renowned jazz pianist and University of Miami Frost School of Music Dean Shelly Berg. Pink Martini, the wildly popular group described as “The United Nations house band of 1962 meets Lawrence Welk on acid” in an exclusive South Florida appearance.

An Evening of Classical Russian Ballet featuring Stars from the Russian National Orchestra and the Bolshoi Ballet. Nu Deco Ensemble, an innovative Miami-based virtuosic and eclectic chamber orchestra designed for the 21st century.

And 10-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval and his band. The Authors and Ideas program features Constitutional scholar and author Jeffrey Rosen who will speak about the Constitution in the 21st Century; the screening of Bending the Arc, a documentary that tells the story of idealistic young doctors who helped change the way public health issues are addressed in developing nations, followed by a panel discussion, “Global Public Health Today and Tomorrow,” featuring Dr. Agnes Binagawaho and Tom Bollyky; PoemJazz with former Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky, who will read his poetry while accompanied by a small jazz ensemble; and Pulitzer Prize winning writer, David Sanger, who will talk about his latest book, “The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age.”

Ticket holders to events will also receive discounts and special offers with presentation of a Festival ticket at Mizner Park shops and restaurants. “It’s with great pleasure that we welcome the Festival of the Arts BOCA as one of the most anticipated occasions in Downtown Boca Raton,” said Dana Schearer, General Manager of Mizner Park. “It has become a signature event for our center and we are proud of our continuing support of this cultural celebration.” Participating retailers include Comfort Shoes (15% off purchase, not combined with sale or other promotion); Christino Fine Jewelry (25% off purchase, not combined with other offer); J McLauglin ($75 gift card raffle each day of the Festival); Kendra Scott (15% off purchase); Marcello Sport (15% discount); Mela Artisans (15% off and entry into a raffle for a Mela Artisans gift basket); Oakgem (free verbal valuation of up to three pieces of jewelry); and Sugarboo & Co (15% off, with exclusions, and gift of Sugarboo can Koozie or magnet with purchase). Mizner Park restaurants offering promotions include the Dubliner (10% discount, not including Happy Hour, with Happy Hour specials & $5 Irish bites M-F from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.); Ruth’s Chris Steak House (one complimentary appetizer up to $20 value with purchase of entrée); Tanzy Restaurant (FREE garden-fresh, house-infused signature cocktail with purchase of entrée or appetizer); Rack’s Downtown Eatery and Tavern (50% off cocktails and wine by the glass from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. nightly and $4 drafts).

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Jewish Film Festival returns [8]

Toast to the Pink Martini concert on March 3 with a pink drink of your own, available at participating restaurants including: Max’s Grille with a Mizner Mojito ($12); Tanzy’s Norma Jeane ($14) and Rack’s Strawberry Basil Mule ($14). Tickets for the 13th Annual Festival of the Arts BOCA range from $15 to $150 per person and are available at www.festivalboca.org or by calling (866) 571-ARTS (866-571-2787).

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Don’t miss events 1 The 11th Annual Boating and Beach Bash for People with Disabilities returns to Spanish River Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 10. This year’s free festival features national singing acts, boat rides, beach access, food and more. Learn more at www.boatingbeachbash.com.

from March 10-23 and at Movies of Delray from March 24-30.

2 YMCA of South Palm Beach County will host its 17th Annual Inspiration Breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. on March 6 at The Office Depot Global Headquarters. This year’s speaker is five-time Olympic swimmer and 12-time medalist, Dara Torres. The fundraiser helps raise money for the YMCA’S Financial Assistance Program and Drowning Prevention Initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.ymcaspbc.org/inspirationbreakfast or contact Kimberley Trombly-Burmeister at 561-300-3238.

4 The 34th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show will feature more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts and accessories, including hundreds of boats ranging from 8-foot inflatables to super yachts nearly 300 feet in length, when it returns to West Palm Beach’s waterfront March 28-31. Tickets cost $28 for adults, $52 for a 2-day ticket, $18 for children ages 6-15, under 6 enter for free.

3 The Annual

Judy Levis Markhoff Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival returns with 40 films from March 1031. The festival will feature narrative, documentary and short films from around the world. Films explore the Jewish experience, culture, history, identity and topics relevant to Jewish life in 40 international and independent premiere films from over 19 countries. Films will be screened at Cinemark Palace 20 Theaters in Boca Raton

5 Dress for Success Palm Beaches will honor fashionista and part-time Palm Beach resident Iris Apfel on March 8 during the nonprofit’s sixth annual Style for Hope fundraising luncheon at the Kravis Center. WPTV news anchor Kelley Dunn will serve as event emcee and will sit down in a “Conversation with Iris Apfel” that will give guests a chance to hear from the revered style maven herself about the extraordinary journey she’s been on over the past 97 years. Apfel will revive the “Style Icon” award. Tickets are $125 per person, or $250 for a premium ticket that includes a meet-and-greet with Apfel. www.palmbeaches.dressforsuccess.org

6 Don’t miss Dinofest, a daylong celebration of dinosaurs, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 9 at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. Hunt for dinosaur eggs, dig for fossils and learn about the quest for fossils with Paleontologist Robert DePalma. The blockbuster exhibit Dinosaur Invasion roars to life through advanced animatronics, fossils and authentic casts. It is open through April 21. 7

Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter will host its signature event, the “Spring Soirée Gala,” at Woodfield Country Club from 7-11 p.m. on March 30. The event will feature cocktails, dinner, music and dancing with the Dan Beck Band and silent and live auctions all honoring longtime supporter Robin Muir. Tickets cost $250 per person. To purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit https://parkinson.org/ node/4828, call 561- 962-1702 or email rmilller@parkinson.org.

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The Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton will present the 21st Annual Honor Your Doctor Luncheon on March 27 to recognize outstanding Physicians in the Greater Boca Raton and Delray Community and raise funds for medical related scholarships for qualifying students at FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, FAU Christine Lynn College of Nursing, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College.

9 Catch Roosevelt Collier Trio “Jimi Does Funk” Hendrix tribute from 8 to 11 p.m. on March 24 at Crazy Uncle Mike’s. The concert honors the acclaimed Jimi Hendrix. Collier, known for his soft-spoken and steel guitar sounds, will add his signature funky twist to the works for Hendrix. Tickets cost $15.  https://www. eventbrite.com/e/roosevelt-collier-triojimi-does-funk-hendrix-tribute-tickets-54973929503

10 New York City Ballet principal dancer and Stars of American Ballet founder Daniel Ulbricht brings his troupe to join forces with Boca Ballet Theatre on March 17. The show will take place at 3 p.m. at Olympic Heights Performing Arts Theater. Stars of American Ballet will present In the Night, choreographed by Jerome Robbins and with Susan Walters at the piano, George Balanchine’s Divertissement, from Midsummer’s Night Dream, Moses Supposes, choreographed by Lorin Lataro, Change of Heart, choreographed by Ask la Cour and Tres Hombres, choreographed by Denys Drozdyuk and Daniel Ulbricht. Ballet Theatre will be performing Boca Baroque choreographed by Co-Artistic Director Dan Guin. Tickets cost $40-50. Call 561-995-0709 www. bocaballet.org


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March Calendar Delray Beach Playhouse DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience March 25- March 26 7:30 p.m.; tickets $45 Mark Rodgers is the curator of the  DaVinci Machines and Michelangelo Exhibitions from the Museum of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy. This non-stop, multi-media performance includes movies, 3-D animations, and images of DaVinci and Michelangelo’s inventions, machines, images of codices, artwork, paintings, and sculptures.

Tickets $25 (adult); $15 (students); $20 (groups) As the sixties “Folk Revival” gained traction in the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village and other U.S. cities, a similar musical energy gripped Toronto’s Yorkville Village, where the likes o f Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Ian & Sylvia, Leonard Cohen and Buffy Sainte Marie were starting their careers in one or more of the 40 clubs there. Romeo and Harriette

personator, Joe Posa, brings his “verynaughty-but-SO-much-fun” Joan Rivers tribute show to The Delray Playhouse. Joan Rivers’ FAVORITE Joan impersonator brilliantly recreates the comedy legend’s look, mannerisms and signature frenetic energy in an hour of non-stop laughs.

March 5 8 p.m. Witness a stunning performance by cello and piano prodigy Sarina Zhang along with Spanish River Concerts alum Adam Glaser and full orchestra in an exclusive single-performance engagement. Tickets start at $46.

Spanish River Concerts

March 28 2 p.m. Tickets $25 (adult); $15 (students); $20 (groups) Romeo and Harriette are in love, but Romeo and Harriette’s families are feuding… Can you guess what comes next? No, luckily for them, there’s no ‘Romeo and Juliet’ ending, but there will be a big scene on a balcony!

Vintage Reflections Through March 4

March 27

2:00 p.m.; tickets $35

Your favorite oldies hits get a modern sound infusion in a 50-year retrospective of iconic songs performed by a trio of fabulous singers that will make you fall in love with the music all over again. Tickets start at $46.

2 p.m.

Award-winning actor and celebrity im-

Sarina Zhang

Four Strong Winds: Celebrating Canadian Artists of the 60’s

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Joe Posa as Joan Rivers LIVE! March 29

Four Best Men March 11-25 For the first time in 15 years, Spanish River Concerts brings four of their most lauded tenors back to the stage for a return performance of Broadway, Opera and Popular favorites by an all-star cast.

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Tickets start at $46.

No Regrets

Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series

Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective March 9–10 Saturday: 7:30 p.m. Sunday: 4 p.m. This promises to be a powerful, modern, magical musical experience. Combining the creative forces of artists, musicians, composers and choreographers with the stunning centerpiece—the earth harp— this multidimensional concert resonates with symphonic beauty, meshing modern music with newly invented instrumentation.

Sunday: 4 p.m. A voice for the ages is revived as Andreas delivers a celebration of Edith Piaf, brought to life in the words of her friends, her triumphs and her music—performed in French and English.

March 1 8-10 p.m. Modern Jazz

General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45

Arts Garage

Chuchito Valdés, following in the footsteps of his famed father Chucho Valdés and grandfather Bebo Valdés, continues the legacy of great piano players from Cuba. With the influences of Caribbean rhythms and jazz. An Evening with Steve Ross

Tickets: $70 for box, $55 for orchestra and $50 for mezzanine

March 1

former Steve Ross brings his sophisticated touch, delicious sense of humor and his heartfelt ballads together in this program. As a major proponent of the International Songbook, he will offer an eclectic program consisting of songs by the Gershwins, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Noel Coward with a special nod to Fred Astaire. The Cultured Tour Presents: Church Boy Gangsta

Cuban

Tickets: $70 for box, $55 for orchestra and $50 for mezzanine

Surreal Whimsy Art Exhibit Opening Reception

C h r i s t i n e Andreas: Piaf—

Chuchito Valdes

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

March 30–31

Enjoy wine, cheese, and art at the opening of our SURREAL WHIMSY EXHIBITION featuring local emerging artists Sari Pardorr and Sanna Hormander. The event is free!

March 2 8-10 p.m.

March 3 7–8:30 p.m. Fusion General Admission $15 | Reserved $20 | Premium $25 Chris Redding is an urban fusion artist and internet sensation. Redding creates a fun atmosphere for all ages and demographics. Audiences can’t help but sing and dance along to the soulful and infectious PANGEA sound.

Cabaret

Ruben Caban Septet

Art reception

General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45

March 10

Free event

International cabaret and concert per-

6-8 p.m.

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Jazz/ Latin Jazz General Admission $30 | Reserved $35 | Premium $40 They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for Jazz Trombonist and Composer Ruben Caban. He earned his reputation as a talented musician and skillful performer. Dante Vargas and the Cat Band March. 15 8-10 p.m. Salsa General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Dante Vargas is a musical producer, arranger, musician and multiple Grammy winner. Due to his vast experience and professionalism, he relocated to Miami, Florida, home of the Latin beat. This placed him at a very high level where he had the opportunity to work with famous artists such as Marc Anthony, J-Lo, Shakira, Carlos Vives and many others. Sean Band

Chambers

March 16 8-10 p.m. Blues and Rock

General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45

Old School Square

After selling out shows in New York and London, Carole J. Bufford brings her show, You Don’t Own Me: The Fearless Females of the 1960s” to the Arts Garage. With music made famous by Janis Joplin, Dusty Springfield, Tina Turner, Carole King, Lesley Gore, Dionne Warwick, Jeannie C. Riley and more, Carole celebrates the songstresses of the 1960s.

March 2

Portrait of a Queen Starring Cece Teneal March 24

Night at the Movies- By Svetlana and the Delancey Five March 22 8-10 p.m. Jazz General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45

Blues, Soul & Funk General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Portrait of a Queen, featuring the Voice of the Century, Cece Teneal, is a dynamic musical production, created by Cece Teneal & Soul Kamotion that will have you on the edge of your seats from start-tofinish. This show will energize you with the many life lessons imparted through Aretha Franklin’s 50+ year musical legacy.

Saturday, 8 p.m.; tickets $75 (VIP includes exclusive lounge, 3 drink tickets, reserved seating); $40 (Premium includes reserved seating area); $20 (General Admission, bring a chair) Presented by MusicWorks and Old School Square, Classic Albums Live is a new concert series that takes classic albums and performs them live, on stage - note for note, cut for cut - using the

Crest Theatre 8 p.m.; tickets $90 (VIP Table Seat available through Box Office only and includes 1 drink ticket, table service, and post show Meet & Greet Reception); $75 (Premium, includes post show Meet & Greet Reception); $60 (Regular) The Crest Cabaret Series presents Broadway and film star, Jeremy Jodan who [CONT. PG 12] made his Broadway de-

PAM JENOFF with Kate Quinn, Lisa Ko, Eileen McNamara and Adam Mitzner

8-10 p.m. Funk

Blues, Soul, and

General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Biscuit and his band, The Mix, have been touring extensively since 2012 when Biscuit won his first Blues Music Award (BMA). Yamit and the Vinyl Blvd March 30 8-10 p.m.

Carole J. Bufford- You Don’t Own Me: The Fearless Females of the 1960s

Vinyl Blvd is the brainchild of vocalist and violinist Yamit Lemoine. The band’s repertoire consists of up-tempo Swing tunes, Bossa Novas, Gypsy Jazz, New Orleans Jazz and some beautiful ballads as well. Their primary focus is on classical material from the 1920’s through 1960’s era.

Cabaret and 1960s Show

March 4-5

Pavilion

March 29

Classic Jazz

8-10 p.m.

Jeremy Jordan

Biscuit Miller and the MIX

After taking Manhattan by storm, the critically acclaimed vocalist Svetlana is conquering the world with her captivating music.

March 23

world’s greatest musicians. Performing the Eagles fifth album, “Hotel California.”

Meet New York Times bestselling author

7–8:30 p.m.

General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45 Florida born Sean Chambers began his career in the Blues back in 1998 when he toured with the legendary Hubert Sumlin as his guitarist and band leader until 2003.

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General Admission $35 | Reserved $40 | Premium $45

Wednesday, March 20 at 9:00 a.m. The Polo Country Club 5400 Champion Boulevard Visit www.bncbocaraton.org for tickets.

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5 things to do during your South Florida spring break 1-5. Campers will perform activities and experiments, play games, and more. Starlab Adventure (March 22) will give kids the opportunity to explore the galaxy in an inflatable planetarium.

By: Heather McMechan Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Is anyone shocked that spring break is this month? If you didn’t plan a vacation and you are staying close to South Florida, I wanted to share the scoop on 5 things you can check out this month.

The Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day parade returns on March 16. Photo courtesy of city of Delray Beach.

1. Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival. The festival will be two days of shenanigans that you can’t miss. The St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Pre-Party have moved from Old School Square to the Delray Beach Tennis Center located at 201 West Atlantic Ave. Join the Festival for live music, beer and cocktails, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, games, raffles, and kids’ activities. On Friday, March 15, enjoy the Friday Night Parade Pre-Party from 5-10 p.m. Admission is free at the Delray Beach Tennis Center. On Saturday, March 16, the St. Patrick’s Day Festival is happening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Enjoy food, cold beer and cocktails, live music, enter-

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tainment, games, vendors and kids’ area. The festival at Delray Tennis Center is the perfect place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The Parade Day starts at the Delray Beach Tennis Center.

To register for programs, call the Community Center at 561.347.3900. Information is also available on the website at www.SugarSandPark.org. ing, a puppet-building workshop, and The Great Space Caper in the Willow Theatre. This family-friendly show follows famous space explorer Buzby as he searches for a home for his new friend Galax. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 & under; attendees of all ages must have a ticket. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Box Office, by calling 561.347.3948, or online at www. willowtheatre.org. Programs during the week include Bright & Smart - Engineering Skills for Kids Coding, Robotics & Engineering, Kidzart, Joy Deco Enterprises Fun & Fitness Activities program, Dawson Digital Art School Introduction to Computer Animation, Drama Kids of South Palm Beach County, and more. New this year will be Circle of Friends for children with special needs, where kids ages 4-15 will participate in games in activities to assist with social skills practice.

2. Take a Manatee Lagoon Tour. Go on a walking tour of the visitor center and learn about manatee anatomy, physiology and the importance of GPS tracking devices, as well as the Lake Worth Lagoon. Meet at the manatee skeleton display at the entrance of the building. Also get the scoop on their Artful Learning for Kids where you learn about ocean creatures as you create your own painting under the instruction of our Manatee Masters. Kids’ classes are open to children ages 6 to 12. Registration opens at 3 p.m. on the Saturday of the weekend prior to each class. Cost is free, but pre-registering is required.

The Explorium will host their Spring Break Blast from March 18-22 for grades

3. Sugar Sand Park Community Center is making Spring Break fun for the whole family this year with programs, classes and activities from March 18-25. This year’s theme, “Up Up and Away,” will feature activities such as ceramic paint[FROM PG 11]

but in Rock of Ages

4. Get Tickets For The Big Bounce House America. The World’s Biggest Bounce House is coming to Boca Raton. America’s Biggest Inflatable Obstacle Course will host slides, ball pits, a 60-foot-tall maze and more! Go to thebibbounceamerica.com.

5. Delray Beach Library presents Family Stories in the Garden. On Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m.-noon, the Delray Beach Library will be hosting a fun and interactive Family Reading Day in the garden. This complimentary event will offer children different nature reading nooks set up for stories both in English and Haitian Creole. Children can roam the garden to find the words hidden amongst the flowers and plants in a word scavenger hunt. There will be a special craft to go along with the activities. Light snacks will be served. Books, gardens, sunshine and family set the stage for a morning filled with community and learning. Families of all ages welcome. Delray Beach Children’s Garden is located at 137 SW 2nd Ave.

Broken Arrow – The Music of Neil

in 2009 and subsequently was cast as

Young

‘Tony’ in Broadway’s West Side Story.

March 9

Crest Theatre 8 p.m.; tickets

$57/$47; VIP table seating, $304-$380 (available through Box Office only and

March 28, 2019

includes 1 drink ticket and table

Shark feeding Tues-Sat at 10:30am and Sundays at 1:30pm

Stingray feeding Tues-Sunday at 2:45pm

Alligator feeding Wed and Sat at 1pm

Jr. Shark Biologist Every Wednesday at 3:15pm and Sunday at 12:30pm Price: Free Ages: 5-12+ Max Participants: 10 students Length: 30min

Tiny Tots Storytime Dates: Wednesdays 11am11:30am Price: Free Ages: 0-4 Max Participants: 10 Length: 30min

Animal Encounters Dates: Fridays 3pm Price: Free Ages: All

service) MusicWorks presents Broken Arrow, celebrating the music

Rachel O'hara, the Gulf stream school

of the legendary Neil Young -from the rockin’ electric Crazy Horse tunes, to the more acoustic, pedal steel driven, country

Contact information:

Admission is $5 per person ages 3 and up. Our hours are Tues-Sat 10am-4pm and Sundays 12pm-4pm Address: 142 S. Ocean Blvd. Delray Beach, FL 33483 561-274-7263 www.sandoway.org

rock hits. Joe Mass nails the Neil Young vocals perfectly and the harmonies are spot on.


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Boca-based Society of Arts and Letters sets drama competition at Crest Theater Chapter winner in 2009 in the acting category has gone on to a successful career performing in plays nationwide and on Broadway.

By: Dale King Contributing Writer A question often heard in movie studio boardrooms and around all sorts of theatrical venues is often a rhetorical one: Where is the next generation of singers and actors coming from? In its time, the National Society of Arts and Letters has discovered an array of performers who became celebrities, among them, actress Shirley MacLaine, opera singer Jessye Norman and Broadway great Megan Hilty. Now, the NSAL’s Florida East Coast Chapter, based in Boca Raton, is seeking dramatic actors and operatic singers to compete for their moment in the spotlight. The group is offering talented locals two opportunities to express their ability. One event, the National Drama Competition, takes place March 9 at the Crest Theater in Delray Beach. The winner will receive a $2,000 first prize and all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the National Competition which will award a $12,000 first prize. The other contest, the Dorothy Lincoln-Smith competition process, is conducted via video submission. Final dates to file applications for both contests passed in February. However, the presentations at the Crest Theater March 9 are free and open to the public. They begin in the morning. Judges for the competition include noted theatre professionals Jeffrey Bruce, Barbara Bradshaw, Sue Ellen Beryl and Gail Garrison.

In addition, the local chapter discovered opera singer Nadine Sierra, an NSAL local and national winner, in 2008. Judi Asselta, NSAL East Coast presiContestants prepare their performances for the Chapter National Drama Competition at the Crest The- dent. Submitted photo. ater in Delray Beach. Submitted photo.

“NSAL is an amazing organization that champions young performers through scholarships, competitions and mentoring,” said Boca Raton resident Judi Asselta, NSAL East Coast Chapter president. She also chairs the March 9 production and is on the committee for the NSAL Star Makers Awards at Boca West on April 28, which honors emerging artists who won scholarships and competitions throughout the year. “Annually, we offer a variety of opportunities for our local potential stars to be noticed by acclaimed artists, win monetary awards and advance to national competitions, which have been the springboard to success for many famous performers.” “We have a tremendous number of talented young actors in South Florida,” said competition co-chair, Joy Banton, of Delray Beach. “This is an exciting opportunity for an aspiring dramatic artist to showcase his or her ability to move an audience at a career-expanding competition.” Asselta said Jose Luaces, the NSAL Florida East Coast

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Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Sierra has gone on to global acclaim with innumerable standing ovations at famed performance centers, including La Scala and The Met. The Boca-based chapter also discovered opera singer, Jeffrey Buchman, national first place winner in 1997 who has become one of the country’s premier operatic directors. “It was particularly thrilling for us in 2011, when Jeffrey directed Nadine in her premiere performance as Gilda in Rigoletto at the Florida Grand Opera, to rave reviews for both. Now, we are seeking our next discoveries,” noted Asselta. Operatically trained young performers between the ages of 23-31 are going through their paces in the Dorothy Lincoln-Smith Competition and aspiring actors between ages 18 and 28 have applied for the national drama competition. Asselta said about 30 competitors sign up each year. The Cultural Advisory Council for the NSAL Florida East Coast Chapter is made up of more than 50 distinguished Florida arts leaders. The local NSAL group covers the area from the Keys to Orlando. Opportunities for other scholarships are available by visiting www.nsalfloridaeast.org

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Retired nurse creates scholarship program at FAU for nursing students

volves recipients proffering to pay up to 75 percent of the aid they received back to the fund after graduation to “pay it forward” to the next student who may need financial help.

By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Kay Carpenter knew she wanted to be a nurse at the early age of 3 after she was hospitalized and spent time with the nurses. Now, the retired nurse and Boca Raton resident is paying it forward to the next generation of nurses through her newly created scholarship fund the Kay Carpenter Scholarship at Florida Atlantic University’s Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing. “The nurses were the nicest and kindest people I met,” she said. “I decided then that I wanted to be a nurse.” After traveling with girlfriends throughout Europe after she graduated college from the University of Michigan, she did pursue her career goal. She settled on going to nursing school in Geneva, Switzerland. Of course, she had to pass a language exam— so she learned French— and she was then accepted into nursing school. She worked as a nurse and worked with the International Red Cross where she traveled to the Middle East with vaccinations. From there, she went on to receive her master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Santa Clara in California. She also spent a chunk of her nursing career teaching continuing education and leading problem solving groups

Carpenter said she has met nearly all of the scholarship recipients and received letters and cards of thanks.

for nurses. She retired in the early 2000s and decided to move to South Florida for a total change from the west coast. She said she wanted to create the Kay Carpenter Scholarship to encourage young people to go into nursing. “I realized that some young people have to drop out of training to support their families or support themselves,” she said. So, to help keep the future nurses in school, she started the scholarship with $250,000. The first 16 students have received the financial aid of the scholarship this past fall semester. She said FAU’s nursing school was selected because it has a high number of graduates who pass the exams necessary to become a nurse the first time the test is administered. Part of the scholarship program in-

“Each recipient has a story,” she said. “Each story is interesting and moving. They are the future.” One of those students is Shanice Clayton, a nursing student who received the scholarship. “The scholarship has been a huge blessing,” she said. She works full-time in addition to attending nursing school. She said the scholarship has enabled her to feel less stressed about finances. She said she is following in the footsteps of her mother, who is a nurse. “My mom is a huge inspiration,” she said. “She has been a nurse longer than I have been alive.” And when she stepped foot into the hospital herself as a health practitioner she said she knew she was where she belonged. “This is truly what I enjoy about serving other people,” she said. “To help people become better versions of themselves when it comes to their health.”

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Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Regional launches image enhancement program for men Staff report Not every man undergoing cancer treatment wants to or feels comfortable shaving his head. To help men with their image while battling cancer, the Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital will launch Him II— a free image enhancement program— this month. The program will be held quarterly with the first meet up on March 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting will be capped at 10 people, so reservations are required. “Men are often overlooked in how they feel about their physical appearance during cancer treatment,” said Darci McNally, Director of On-

cology Support Services & Community Outreach at LCI. “We created Him II as a safe space for men to learn image enhancement techniques such as selecting wigs and offering basic skincare tutorials.”

Participants in either program do not have to be receiving treatment from Boca Regional Hospital, McNally said. The programs are open to anyone in active treatment up to one year post-treatment.

McNally has been working in cancer care for about 25 years, the last 19 of those have been spent at the Lynn Cancer Institute.

“It is open to anyone in the community,” she said. “We are inclusive. We really want the men in this community to know we haven’t forgotten about them.”

Recently, the institute took over a women’s cancer image enhancement program when the one run by the American Cancer Society disbanded. Preparing for the change in leadership, the institute fundraised to be able to provide both programs for free.

The Be U Tiful and Him II programs help participants improve their mood, well-being and overall outlook on life by offering techniques to enhance their physical appearance. Him II was developed to offer services to men that are typically only available to women.

The new internal program for women is called Be U Tiful.

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Common cold or the flu? By: Dr. Elizabeth Polsinelli Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers An age old question primary care doctors regularly face: Do you think it’s the cold or the flu? There is a difference between the cold virus and the influenza virus commonly known as the flu. While both have origins as respiratory illnesses and have similar symptoms, flu symptoms pack a more powerful punch. The flu can lead to health ailments including pneumonia and bacterial infections and may even

lead to hospitalization. Some of the flu’s symptoms include: fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue and in some cases, vomiting and diarrhea. Flu recommendations People at the highest risk for getting sick with the flu are children ages 2 and younger, adults’ age 65 and older, and any individual with a chronic medical condition. Organizations like the Center for Disease Control (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and American College of Physicians (ACP) all recom-

mend the flu shot for children and adults. The AAP recommends all children ages 6 months and older receive a flu shot. The CDC recommends if an infant is unable to eat, has trouble breathing, has no tears when crying and has significantly fewer wet diapers than normal, to get medical help right away. Common Cold Symptoms present less severely than the flu Signs and symptoms of the flu come on abruptly while symptom onset for the cold is gradual. With the flu, a fever is usual, and lasts from 3-4 days while fever with a cold is rare. Body aches with the flu are common while those who experience a cold will only have a slight chance of aches. Chills can be common with the flu and uncommon with the flu.

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Boca Regional offering nitrous oxide therapy for patients in childbirth Staff report To help with pain management during labor, Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Toppel Family Place is now offering nitrous oxide therapy. The blend of 50 percent oxygen with 50 percent nitrous oxide can be used on its own; or in combination with other forms of pain control such as epidural anesthesia. Nitrous oxide works by decreasing the sensation of pain and interfering with a patient’s stress response to reduce anxiety, according to the hospital. The nitrous oxide is self-administered and can be used during all stages of labor. A face mask or mouthpiece is held by the patient and she has the ability to control intake until a safe maximum level has been reached. Relief can be felt within a couple minutes. It can be stopped quickly, leaves the body within approximately five minutes and the patient can still choose another pain relief aid. “Toppel Family Place continues to evolve its capabilities to better meet the needs of our patients,” said Karen Edlington, RN, BSc, Director of Toppel Family Place. “Childbirth should be one of a woman’s most cherished memories. We are continuously focused on making sure our new mothers are comfortable and have access to the latest innovations during labor.” The use of nitrous oxide does not interfere with the mother’s labor progress or her ability to push. It can be used at any time during labor right up to the point of birth. Patients with B12 deficiency, Crohn’s disease, musculoskeletal disease and other conditions would be excluded from using nitrous oxide.


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State-of-art cancer treatment machine nearing opening in Delray Medical Center By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor

ture to get microscopic protons to attack a tumor.

Cancer patients will soon have access to a state-of-the-art radiation treatment machine in Delray Beach.

When it is up and running the machine can treat between 40-50 patients per day. The machine can treat all types of cancers including brain tumors, breast cancer and pancreatic cancer.

The South Florida Proton Therapy Institute, a freestanding building on the campus of Delray Medical Center, is currently installing a Varian ProBeam Compact Proton Beam, one of the world’s most advanced radiation treatment machines.

The difference between this machine and other radiation machines is its ability to target the tumor even more precisely. Using protons, the beam penetrates the tumor and doesn’t expose radiation to as much normal tissue as other radiation machines.

“It’s so exciting to bring the technology here,” said Dr. Tim Williams, the medical director of the institute. “We are lucky to have it.” Dr. Williams is a board-certified radiation oncologist who has been practicing in South Florida since 1989.

Dr. Williams said it is much safer. It features a 360 degree gantry rotation and is 300 times faster than traditional radiation. When the machine rotates around the patient undergoing treatment it will do so with a position accuracy of a millimeter.

Over the years, he said he has treated 11,000 patients and seen many technological advances in cancer treatment. This $25 million machine known as a cyclotron is the first of its kind in North America, he said. The only other one like it in the world is its prototype in Germany,

“It’s more upgraded than other machines,” he said.

It will begin treating patients this summer if the installation timeline goes according to plan. The machine spans multiple stories and is so large it had to be installed through the ceiling by a crane.

The facility, which is currently open, is treating cancer patients with other high-end radiation machines.

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The design is modern and resembles a hotel lobby upon entrance rather than a medical building. Lights hang from the ceiling like clouds and a playful wallpaper of trees fills the back wall. Oversized chairs fill the waiting area. The facility is run by Dr. Williams and associate medical director Dr. Marc Apple, who grew up in Boca. In 2015, he helped launch Cleveland Clinic’s radiation oncology department in Weston. Dr. Williams said proton therapy has been around since the 1930s, but remained mostly dormant until 1990. Now, teaching hospitals and independent proton centers across the country and world use proton therapy to treat cancer patients. There are similar machines in Miami and Orlando, but neither are as current in technology as the one being installed in Delray. “It’s a great resource for the community,” Dr. Williams said.

A patient’s appointment will typically last 20 minutes from start to finish with only one minute of actual time under the beam, he said.

There is an area for anesthesia, which will be used to sedate children undergoing radiation therapy. It also has a minor procedure room, treatment rooms and a conference space.

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Breakthrough study reveals cutting-edge, highly effective treatment for PTSD bilitation.

By: Dr. John Conde DC, DACNB Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is characterized by flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety as well as uncomfortable thoughts about the event. Examples include life-threatening events such as combat, a motor vehicle accident, a natural disaster, or sexual assault. It is completely normal to feel on edge, have upsetting memories, or have trouble sleeping after the event. However, if the symptoms persist for more than a few months the condition is considered pathological. Symptoms associated with PTSD may start within one month of the event however it is not uncommon to see an expression up to one year later. These symptoms are grouped into four categories: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, and changes in physical and emotional reactions. Intrusive memories are characterized as having recurrent and unwanted memories, flashbacks, upsetting dreams, and severe emotional distress. Avoidance is exhibited by trying to avoid thinking or talking about the event as well as people and places. Negative changes in thinking and mood include generalized

These specialized treatments for PTSD involve the concepts of neuroplasticity. This concept states that both the brain and nervous system are moldable and modifiable according to the stimulus provided at the time. It is clinically and empirically documented that with trauma induced PTSD, functional deficits are noted to be primarily more centrally located in the brain in areas involved with balance, concentration, mood, and memory. The treatments conducted in the study involve activities such as specific types of eye movements, balance activities, timing exercises, coordination exercises, feedback exercises using lasers, and cross midline exercises. These therapies are aimed to improve the deficient regions in the brain and are usually performed by a functional neurologist that specializes in brain-based rehabilitation and vestibular rehabilitation.

negative thoughts, difficulty with memory, difficulty maintaining relationships, and lack of interest in activities. Lastly changes in physical and emotional reactions are expressed as being easily startled, always being on guard, insomnia, trouble with concentration, and irritability and anger. If the PTSD was related to some kind of an impact such as combat blast, motor vehicle accident, or natural disaster symptoms may also include dizziness, disequilibrium, and headache due to the involvement of the deep more midline regions of the brain. A groundbreaking study in the journal Frontiers in Public Health reveals very positive outcomes utilizing novel and effective brain-based and vestibular (inner ear) rehabilitation for PTSD especially when involving physical trauma. The initial hypothesis was that the brain-based treatments and vestibular (inner ear) rehabilitation utilized for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) would also be effective for PTSD. This result was reached because of the similarities in clinical features between CTE, most notably discussed as of late in professional football players, and trauma related traumatic brain injury leading to PTSD. The conclusion supported the hypothesis in that the researchers found statistically significant improvements in the participants in the study with the brain-based and vestibular (inner ear) reha-

Dr. John Conde is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist, one of only one thousand in the country. He holds diplomate status through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He provides specialized care for difficult cases of back neck pain, numbness-tingling, vertigo-dizziness balance disorders, fibromyalgia, migraines, AD/HD, autism, and dyslexia. His office is located at the Atlantic Grove in Delray Beach, FL and can be reached at 561-330-6096, drconde@thecondecenter. com, and at www.thecondecenter.com

Delray Medical Center named one of Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals Staff report Delray Medical Center has achieved the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for the 17th straight year, since the inception of the award. The distinction places the hospital in the top 1 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its consistent, yearover-year superior clinical performance as measured by one of the leading resources for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. “It is an honor to be recognized as one of America’s 50 best hospitals, because it means we are doing our job in providing patients with the best experience possible,” said Maggie Gill, chief executive officer at Delray

Medical Center. “Our outstanding physicians, nurses and staff earned this achievement on behalf of the hospital.”

From 2015 through 2017, patients treated in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals award had, on average, a 27.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award, as measured across 19 rated conditions and procedures for which mortality is the outcome. And during that same period, if all hospitals performed similarly to those achieving the award, 182,721 lives could potentially have been saved. “Healthgrades congratulates the recipients of the America’s 50 Best Hospitals Award for their proven commitment to exception-

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Sunflower Creative Arts: Not just child’s play By: Diane Feen Contributing Writer

If you ask Susan Caruso what’s the most powerful ingredient for child development and she’ll tell you “Play.” It’s what she advocates for children and firmly believes in. Caruso has been a teacher – and a life-long researcher on good parenting – and has come up with what some might call frivolous. But to this mother of two, and founder of Sunflower Creative Arts in Delray Beach, child’s play is anything but mindless muddling in water slides or hanging from a large rubber tire. “At Sunflower we are play advocates. We view play as a basic human need – as vital to children’s growth as food, water and sleep – as well as a catalyst for learning.” Their mission at Sunflower Creative Arts is to  empower  children to be confident,  creative  and  compassionate  through Play, Nature and the Arts. “I am a life-long learner in child psychology with a degree in music and education. I have two sons and always wanted to be a good mother, so I did a lot of research to become the mother I needed to be,” said the founder of this non-profit private school for children. Caruso is onto something that is often overlooked. Her school seems more like heaven to a child (or an adult) yet you can see the wheels of creativity and exploration everywhere you turn. There are hills to climb, wheelbarrows to move, tires and ropes to dangle from and arts projects everywhere you turn. And, the best part is that the children are involved and attuned to exactly what they are doing at all times. There is no such thing as boredom or tedium, it’s all just one big happy family of doing and being. “We set up invitations for kids to explore. This way they get to use their imagination and be them-

Kids play at Sunflower Creative Arts in Delray Beach. Photo courtesy of Sunflower Creative Arts.

selves,” said Caruso. While some students are busy making prints from a homemade ink print board, others are exploring the sand pit or careening down a slide. The children can play inside or outside or tend to a garden they created that has kale, parsley, tomatoes, basil and more. The children make their own hummus and muffins and are outspoken in their desire for the fruit of their labor. It’s not unusual to hear, ‘can I have some basil from the garden with my lunch.’ One of the teachers (who offers weekly cooking projects) was a Seedling herself 26-years-ago. Caruso started the school 26-yearsago but moved it from Boca to Delray four years ago. She purchased a historic home from the McMurrian family and has stayed true to its original heritage – that of children, family and love. The Royal Poinciana tree in the nature playscape (the lot next to the house) was planted when Tommy McMurrian was born – almost 70 years ago. The best part is that Caruso and her team of parent-volunteers and teachers have stayed true to its natural roots. The garden has aloe plants, baby pineapple plants and other greens that provide what Caruso calls: “The plant – Harvest – Eat” trajectory. So far, the school has exceeded all expectations and explanations. There is a waiting list to enroll with

programs that are revolutionary and evolutionary. “We have families coming from Lighthouse Point, Wellington and West Palm Beach. It’s mostly from word of mouth.” It’s easy to see how everyone is smitten with this play-learn-create environment. It fosters child independence and curiosity fueled by lots of choices and materials to fulfill an immediate need to create - no matter how small or grandiose. That is the master plan of this child development wizard (Caruso). “We value the experience of pure joy, wonder and self-awareness that play brings to people at all stages of life. We believe play makes for better friends, parents, partners, people, and ultimately a better world.” The premise of Sunflower Creative Arts is that life isn’t only about learning facts. Skills such as creative problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, empathy and respect for others is equally as important.  An altruistic venture for sure. But even more so, is one of Caruso’s most enlightening promises. “We view children, not as clay to be molded or shaped by adult knowledge, but as seedlings in need of nurturing, space and time, in a rich environment. This way they can grow into the individual they were intended to be.”

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Their other program - Sunflower Creative Arts Sunflower Roots & Shoots Program - is for 5 to 12-yearolds. It’s an off-shoot of Jane Goodall’s philosophy of care and concern for people, animals and the environment. One could say that Caruso is an offshoot of an optimistic tomorrow – just like Goodall.

A student at Sunflower Creative Arts in Del- Kids play outside at Sunflower Creative Arts ray Beach creates an art project outside. Photo in Delray Beach. Photo courtesy of Sunflower Creative Arts. courtesy of Sunflower Creative Arts.

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Boca Helping Hands moves job program to new building; adds gluten-free pantry service By: Dale King Contributing Writer 2019 has already been a busy year at Boca Helping Hands, the community’s nonprofit that provides food for those in need, offers job training and job mentoring, distributes medical and dental vouchers and provides limited financial assistance to Boca Raton residents in crisis. Early this year, BHH opened the Justin D. Webb  Training  Center to accommodate its job readiness and other training classes. This building, located across the street from Boca Helping Hands’ headquarters in the Remillard Family Resource Center at 1500 NW 1st Court,

was made possible through a grant from the Ruth and Hal Launders Charitable Trust. Boca Helping Hands also launched its new Gluten-Free Pantry Bag program at its 1st Court quarters. This new platform, which provides bags filled with gluten-free foods to people in need, is a partnership with South Florida Celiac Support Group. Officials said this is the first Gluten-Free Pantry Bag Program in Palm Beach County. BHH kicked off the effort Feb. 5. Phyllis Kessler, president and CEO of the South Florida Celiac Support Group, the organization funding this program, was onsite for a tour during the kickoff. Regarding the training facility, “it will provide hundreds of people with job training, enabling them to become self-sufficient,” said Jack Webb, Justin Webb’s father. “Justin was always helping his friends get jobs, so it’s particularly appropriate that this center be named for him.”

Bill Harper, Boca Helping Hands director of food and warehouse, is shown with Phyllis Kessler, president and CEO  of the South Florida Celiac Support Group, the organization funding the new Gluten-Free Food Pantry at Boca Helping Hands. Submitted photo.

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sessions. The new center means Boca Helping Hands can conduct classes in a dedicated area designed for that purpose and will eventually be able to offer afternoon, evening and weekend classes.  Free job training programs available through Boca Helping Hands include hospitality, commercial driver’s licenses, customer service representative, home health aide and IT help desk technicians.  Other no-cost classes at the training center include English as a Second Language (ESOL) and The Reading Project (an adult literacy program). Boca Helping Hands partners with Boca Regional Hospital on Living Well, a program that provides talks on health and wellness, early detection of illness and healthy eating. There are also learning lab classes where students can practice computer skills. Wells Fargo provides financial literacy classes. Recently, social worker Ariella Block joined the staff of Boca Helping Hands to help students be successful during their training and subsequent job hunt.

The new Justin D. Webb Job Training Center to house Boca Helping Hands’ employment counseling program. Submitted photo.

As to the Gluten-Free Pantry program, BHH requires participants to have both a financial need as well as a doctor’s note confirming the medical need for a gluten-free diet. Participants will be able to pick up their Gluten-Free Pantry Bags at the main facility in Boca Raton only. For more information on the program or to schedule an appointment to enroll, call 561417-0913. Boca Helping Hands also announced that it has purchased the neighboring Warehouse Pub property. The City’s Planning and Zoning Board has approved plans to convert the property into much needed parking for staff and volunteers. “We have greatly expanded the scope of Boca Helping Hands’ services to better enable our clients to become self-sufficient,” said Gary Peters, board president. “The goal is to get students trained, certified and assist with employment so they don’t need Boca Helping Hands’ services in the future.”

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Stoever Glass & Co plans expansion of firm Staff report A family owned business that specializes in selling municipal bonds to individuals of ultra-high net worth is on track to double its number of employees by the end of the year. With an office in Mizner Park in Boca Raton and one in Manhattan, the boutique firm is in a growth phase of its own. Stoever Glass & Co president Roland Stoever helped expand the business from New York to Boca Raton in 2016. “It’s a great location, easy to get to,” he said of the Mizner Park office. Many of the company’s clients are from South Florida and Boca made sense for the firm’s second location. The business was started by his father Fred Stoever in 1964. At the time, not many firms were selling municipal bonds

to individuals. Now, Stoever said he believes the company is the oldest and longest running firm to do so. The firm employs about 50 people between the two offices and has a plan to increase the number of employees several times this year. In addition to the municipal bonds, the company offers wealth management and insurance services. The services were added to assist clients as they aged with the firm to help with succession planning for their children and grandchildren. “Many clients have been with us for 20-30 years and they are family members,” Stoever said. “There are clients who have been with us for generations.” His favorite part of his job is building relationships with his clients and talking to different people every day. “It is amazing to hear their stories,” he said of his clients.

Stoever splits his time between both offices. He currently lives in New Jersey with his family, but can be found in the Boca office regularly. And three days a week his father Fred, 83, who started the business still shows up to work. Stoever said he enjoys having his father around the office especially when he needs a history lesson on the financial market. Stoever came on board in 1991 and said his career is all he has ever known. From the time he was 13, he was working on the training desk. Roland Stoever is the president of family owned Stoever Glass & Co. Staff photo.

“It is all I have ever known,” he said. In the company’s history it has never had a year in the red, Stoever said. “Our goal is provide the best service and do a good job for our clients,” he said. “There is never a boring day,” he said.

Three common misconceptions about income annuities If policyholders have unexpected short-term cash needs, some income annuities offer options to accelerate payments or make withdrawals.

By: John M. Campanola, Agent New York Life Insurance Company Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers When it comes to retirement planning, your array of options may seem overwhelming. Between personal savings, employer plans, and government benefits, there’s a lot to take in. One solution that’s often misunderstood is an income annuity.

If the goal is guaranteed income, there’s a simple way to think about annuities – policyholders can receive income now or income later. Guaranteed income annuities provide income now, through Single Premium Immediate Annuities, or income later, through Deferred Income Annuities. The money in

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an annuity—which is invested as a lump sum or a period of payments, depending on the policy—generates a stream of income paid out for life. While it may seem simple now, there are some misconceptions about how income annuities work. Here are the most common ones: 1. Annuities don’t offer any growth

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Certain annuities, like the New York Life Mutual Income Annuities*, pay income now or later, with the opportunity for dividends. While not guaranteed, dividends can provide additional income on top of the guaranteed lifetime income. 2. If I pass away, the insurance company keeps my money With both Single Premium Immediate Annuities and Deferred Income Annuities, there are several types of payout options that provide your loved ones with a death benefit in the event you pass away. Typically, beneficiaries would receive the amount you put into the annuity less any income you had already received. 3. Annuities lock away my money

“Being an Ambassador with the Delray Chamber allows me to help promote and grow business in Delray Beach. We are often the connectors within the community. The Chamber provides numerous ways to network and meet new and existing businesses,” Campanola said. The Ambassador Program consists of volunteers from the Delray Beach Chamber membership who donate their time to assist the Chamber in various activities. The Ambassadors assist in the promotion, volunteer support and development of various Chamber sponsored events. “John exemplifies the characteristics of a truly dedicated volunteer. As Ambassador, he goes above and beyond to assist the Ambassador Team and the Chamber in meeting its goals. Whether he is helping a current member or talking with a potential one, he understands the value of building relationships in the business world,” said Jeb Conrad, President and CEO of the Delray Chamber of Commerce. This educational third-party article is provided as a courtesy by John M. Campanola, Agent, New York Life Insurance Company. To learn more about the information or topics discussed, please contact John M. Campanola at 561-642-5180. Neither New York Life, nor its agents, provides tax, legal, or accounting advice. Please consult with your professional advisor for tax, legal or accounting advice.


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Three Boca students get boost from VIP judges at YEA’s Elevator Pitch Contest By: Dale King Contributing Writer

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Three students enrolled in this year’s Young Entrepreneur’s Academy at the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce earned thumbs-up ratings for their business plans along with a bag full of helpful prizes at YEA’s recent Elevator Pitch competition held at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus.

The Elevator Pitch Contest challenges students to come up with quick, concise presentations, as if they were explaining their plan to someone while riding an elevator.

First place went to Annika Sachdeva, a Pinecrest School sixth grader, who gave a 60-second overview of her plan to market “SunStreaks,” moistened wipes containing sunscreen to protect skin from the sun’s intense rays. Second place went to Max Gottbetter, an 11th grader at Saint Andrews School, who posited the idea of creating a “Band of Relief,” a group of people who could be sent to help victims of natural disasters. Third place went to Jameson Burmeister, an 11th grader at Boca Raton Community High School, who came up with a business to manufacture “Infiniband,” a perforated bandage that can be broken apart to fit a cut or wound. In abbreviated “Shark Tank” style, about 20 students made minute-long presentations promoting their products. Winners were chosen by a panel of business-savvy judges: Michelle Adams, vice president and retail market man-

Gathered at the finale of the Boca Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy 2019 CEO Round Table and Elevator Pitch Contest are, from left, Boca Chamber President and CEO Troy McLellan; Moderator Tara Auclair; 2nd place winner Max Gottbetter; 1st place winner Annika Sachdeva; 3rd place winner Jameson Burmeister and Chuck Stout, chairman of the Chamber’s Golden Bell Education Foundation. Photo by Dale King.

Executives being questioned by Young Entrepreneurs Academy members during the CEO Roundtable are, from left, Jason Emmett, president of Duffy’s Sports Grill; Randy Nobles, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County; Alex Oliviera, CEO of Prediq Media; Michael Orr, president of Minuteman Press and Sam Zeitz, CEO of Touchsuite. Photo by Dale King.

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business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans and launch their very own companies.

Students in grades 6-12 take part in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy each school year. It is offered to young learners who have demonstrated creativity, innovative ideas, academic effort, determination, enthusiasm, the ability to communicate and a commitment to their community and family.

The program for 2018-2019 culminates in April when the Chamber conducts Investor Panel Presentations based on the “Shark Tank” TV show format. This year’s event will be held April 10 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the headquarters of Office Depot, 6600 North Military Trail in Boca Raton.

Through a nine-month curriculum that runs from September to May, students work with local leaders of industry, community members and educators to develop life skills, generate

“Students will have up to five minutes to present their business plans to real investors in order to secure funding,” said Sherese JamesGrow, manager of YEA and the Chamber’s

Other student presenters at the Feb. 13 competition were: Sasha Zimet, Athleticz Cosmeticz; Elizabeth Stein, Pawprints bracelets; Neil Sachdeva, Vulcan A.I.; Sasha Rudnick, Hearrings; Charles Orquera, Infosmart; Cameron Newman, PossAbility; Isaac Moss, “Where’s my car?”; Benjamin Miller, Bendable Bag Co.; Eladia Michaels, Re-Wipes; Arya Hulloli, Pet Sense; Madison Huang, Camp Finder; Gillermo Herrora, G4m3 Br4in; James Grimaldi, Snap Corp.; Arden Boyajian, The Hype Syndicate; Marcello Barba, Gyrospinner and the duo of Justin Rothberg and Jack Schwartz, Offline.    The event also included a CEO Roundtable which allowed students to question top local executives. On the panel were Jason Emmett, president of Duffy’s Sports Grill; Randy Nobles, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County; Alex Oliviera, CEO of Prediq Media; Michael Orr, president of Minuteman Press and Sam Zeitz, CEO of Touchsuite. Tara Auclair, senior marketing manager for Modernizing Medicine, one of the 38 businesses at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus, was moderator.

Merger: Greater Boca Raton and Greater Boynton Beach Chambers join forces Staff report

The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce recently announced a merger in an effort to enhance member services. The chambers will serve both cities with combined operations. The partnership reflects a national trend of consolidation, with small and separate local Chambers combining forces to their mutual benefit and the benefit of the wider business communities. “After meeting with the leaders of the Greater Boynton Beach Chamber, we determined together that this partnership was the best way to serve our members and energize our business communities moving forward,” said Troy McLellan, President and CEO of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Com-

merce. “We are very excited to welcome Boynton members into the Boca Chamber, and look forward to a bright future ahead working together.” Boynton members will gain access to services provided by the Boca Chamber, including programming, free professional development opportunities, networking, and representation by a PAC which actively lobbies for members’ business interest and supports pro-business political candidates. “The Boca Chamber is renowned as a highly professional organization which provides immense value to its members,” Greater Boynton Beach Chamber President and CEO Jonathan Porges said. “The Boynton Chamber is proud to be joining forces with this respected institution to take our collective member services and business advocacy to the next level.”

Business leaders from both communities are also welcoming this strategic consolidation. “This merger with the Boca Chamber provides so many fantastic added benefits to Boynton business owners, including free professional development seminars, representation by a pro-business PAC and access to an extended network of fellow entrepreneurs in Boca,” said Michael Mohl, Owner of Senior Helpers of South Palm Beach and Chair of the Boynton Chamber’s Board. BBX Capital’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Susan Saturday, who chairs the Boca Chamber’s Board added: “We are so excited to welcome new members from Boynton into the Boca Chamber, and look forward to the enhanced opportunities for collaboration and economic development created by this merger.”

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Boca’s economic development report By: Jessica Del Vecchio Economic Development Manager Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Business Briefs: After being on Wall Street for 50 years, the financial services firm Stoever Glass selected Boca Raton for its first expansion location. Occupying 49,534-square-feet of space, the MobileHelp team officially moved into its new headquarters at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRIC). The company currently has 200 employees and announced plans to hire over 100 more.

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The 102,309-square-foot Wells Fargo Plaza at Camino and Federal sold for $34.6 million. The two-building property sale equates to $338 per square foot. The property last traded in 2015 for $23.1 million. In just eight short years, Boca based Orangetheory Fitness exceeded $1B in systemwide revenues for 2018. Two Boca office buildings recently sold for $68.35M. The 382,595-square-foot buildings are located at 5201 Congress Ave. and 901 W. Yamato Road, also known as North 40. Situated on a 27.1-acre site, the sale equated to $194 per square foot. FAU Research in action: The Downtown Boca Raton Public Library partnered with FAU’s Division of Research to offer a free series of events. The first series was kicked-off last month and the topics were impressive. Students and faculty discussed research projects ranging anywhere from cancer identification technology, improving air quality with “fake” leaves, artificial intelligence literacy, limb prosthetic technology, augmented reality and drone capabilities. We recently sat down with Japan’s oldest and largest English-language daily newspaper, the Japan Times. With a reach of top business

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Biz Briefs Pennoni’s Delray office adds new office director, senior engineer Consulting engineering firm Pennoni’s Delray office has a new office director and senior engineer. Jeremy Case, PE, SE, is relocating from the Clearwater office to serve as the new Office Director at the expanding Delray Beach office. Bob Selinsky, PE, SI, has been promoted to Senior Engineer and will oversee all design and construction administration services. “We are looking forward to expanding the Delray Beach operations under Jeremy and Bob’s leadership to better serve our current and future clients,” Michael McCarthy, PE, Vice President said. Calisha Anderson of Office Depot joins Clinics Can Help’s Board of Directors Delray resident Calisha Anderson, senior marketing manager for Office Depot in Boca Raton, recently joined the Board of Directors of Clinics Can Help (CCH). Anderson has professional ties to CCH, having led a marketing team in the brand and website development in 2015. She also served as a volunteer for CCH’s Annual Golf Tournament.

have someone on board who can see the big picture of our public image and help us communicate more effectively with the people we serve and the people who support us. We’re excited to have Calisha back with us.” TraceFree launches virtual private browser Boca-based TraceFree, a virtual private browser, is available for use on Windows OS after a successful Kickstarter campaign. The technology aims to replace a virtual private network (VPN) because while using TraceFree, websites, including Google, cannot correctly identify users, and every browsing session is always virus free. TraceFree is a browser that runs in the cloud and not on the user’s device. All browsing evidence like cookies, viruses, malware and history stays on the server in the cloud and is deleted on logout. Websites never interact with the user’s device. TraceFree offers the security of a cloud browser but protects the user’s privacy as well. The Mac OS version will follow soon. For more information, visit www.tracefree. com. Applications open for Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship courses

She now manages the primary digital marketing channel at Office Depot – Office Max responsible for acquiring new customers, and retaining their active customer file, as a Senior Manager of eCommerce.

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, in Florida State University’s College of Business, is accepting applications for its Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) and Nonprofit Executive Program (NPEP).

“Calisha helped us modernize and clarify our brand, which helps people better understand what we do,” said Owen O’Neill, executive director of Clinics Can Help. “As we grow and branch out into different areas of service, it’s important to

Offered at no cost to participants, the programs are funded by The Jim Moran Foundation and Jim and Jan Moran. The application deadline is March 31.

and Palm Beach counties while the NPEP will be offered in Palm Beach County. The programs consist of nine sessions, each focusing on a particular aspect of growing a business or nonprofit. Starting in July and running through November, the sessions will be held every other week from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Qualified applicants must be actively involved in running a business, be a key decision-maker and their company must have been established for at least three years with five or more employees (or volunteers if the company is a nonprofit). The SBEP and NPEP are designed for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, presidents and executive directors of small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Graduates emerge with the skills and training needed to capitalize on business opportunities, implement best practice management and turn challenges into strategic advantage. Participants represent a variety of industries, including construction, technology, healthcare, fashion and law. Program graduates receive a certificate and have the opportunity to be a part of a peer roundtable. They are also encouraged to participate in workshops, conferences, and other Jim Moran Institute events. To apply for the executive programs, visit jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu and click on “Programs.” For more information about the SBEP, NPEP or to learn more about the Jim Moran Institute’s South Florida Operations, contact southflorida@ jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu, call 954-3992849 or visit jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu.

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Research Park at Florida Atlantic University releases annual economic report In 2018, Research Park at FAU companies generated more than $4 billion in annual revenues; secured $127.5 million investment capital; employed 1,631 South Florida residents, including 296 FAU interns and graduates; 17 new U.S. patents were awarded; and the average employee salary was $73,332. All of those statistics were released in the Research Park’s 2018 annual economic report. This year, for the first time, the R&D spend was calculated and totaled $42.8 million. There are 307 projected new hires this year.


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Yolk provides ‘egg-cellent’ breakfast, lunch dining options By: Natalya Jones Contributing Writer Breakfast options just got better thanks to Yolk.  Hailing from Chicago, the eclectic restaurant remixes classic breakfast and lunch favorites with their own fun flare. From their four different Benedicts to their breakfast mac & cheese to various French toasts, Yolk is quite literally a breakfast paradise. So, when I discovered that the first South Florida location opened in Boca, I had to stop by.  Blue, orange, yellow, white and grey colors in the decor made for an energetic, cozy vibe. The staff was bustling with smiles, and tables were assorted with happy looking customers. Needless to say, I was ready to eat breakfast way past breakfast time - that’s how good the food

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looked. Aesthetics aside, it was time to get to business. After sipping on my very frothy and tasty green tea matcha, I ordered the grilled salmon and poached eggs. Lying on a top of sautéed spinach, my sides were cheesy grits and banana nut bread French toast for a sweet and savory combination. The homemade Hollandaise sauce was velvety but not too rich, enhancing the favors of my meal instead of drenching my food.   The salmon and eggs proved to be hearty and just when I thought it couldn’t taste any better, I added the homemade hot sauce. It was just

the right kick to make me consider stealing the bottle (don’t worry, I didn’t). For those who want a less spicy option, Yolk also makes their own habanero sauce. Although I did some considerable damage to the food, I sadly could not finish the grits. Alas, it was not for lack of flavor, but for lack of room in my stomach. The portion amount was enough to keep me full and smiley, proving that customers get what they pay for. This will not be my last visit to Yolk, but one of

New cheesy options at New York Grilled Cheese By: Shaina Wizov Contributing Writer Grilled cheese might sound a simple sand-

wich made up of melted cheese in between two slices of bread, but there is nothing

simple about the ooey-gooey waffle grillmarked melts made in the kitchen of New York Grilled Cheese. After the first location proved totally successful in Wilton Manors, New York Grilled Cheese came onto the scene in Boca in 2016, on April 12th, which just so happens to be National Grilled Cheese Day. This trendy sandwich shop is known for its cheesy melt and waffle fry creations featuring ingredients like Applewood smoked bacon, panko-crusted chicken tenders, and of course, the cheesiest of cheeses. But, there are grilled cheeses, and then there are NYGC waffled grilled cheeses. It’s those signature waffle grill marks stamping each melt that makes NYGC stand out among other sandwich shops.

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There are 11 staple grilled cheeses on the menu, but every once in a while the team will grind out something fresh and new, available for a limited time. Right now, that “something new” is the FDNY melt, featuring slow-roasted beef brisket, ghost pepper and American cheeses, jalapeño aioli, shoestring potatoes and fried onions. If all that heat isn’t your thing, that’s quite alright —

many. I plan on trying a couple of their fresh squeezed juices, a cup of Miami’s Perla coffee made from the barista on site and many of the savory menu items. Let’s just say I’ve been contemplating what I will get for my next meal. And with 20 percent off the first to-go order when placed online or through the Yolk. app, that time may be coming really soon. Yolk – Park Place is located at 5570 N Military Trail, Suite 402 in Boca Raton. Breakfast and lunch served daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (561) 300-4965 or visit www.eatyolk.com. just let them know and you can swap out the spicy cheese for something more to your liking. The FDNY melt’s counterpart is the FDNY fries, another speciality item that is currently joining the ten other waffle fry options on the menu for a limited time. These waffle fries also feature that same slow-roasted beef brisket and jalapeño aioli, as well as cheddar cheese and chopped chives.

Vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free guests have plenty of options too. The staff is more than eager to go above and beyond to create something special for guests if need be too. There’s even a vegan, gluten-free chocolate chip cookie, the size of an average person’s head, with crisp edges and a perfectly chewy center, just the way a good cookie should be. Speaking of desserts, NYGC is not only known for its cheesiness, but its got a sweet spot too. The signature Sweet Bakes are made fresh, with a luscious housemade custard as the base. The current sweet bake special is extra sweet, featuring a hazelnut-chocolate custard, white chocolate, Oreo cookie crumbles, and Nutella and marshmallow sauces. Every customer is treated like family at New York Grilled Cheese. Each staff member is personable, knowledgable about the brand, and always smiling. Not surprising… when you’re surrounded by cheese, how can you not smile?


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Smart tips for women: Estate 1909 offers one stop shop for entrepreneurs planning Staff report

With a goal of providing all the tools that burgeoning, local entrepreneurs may need to succeed, 1909 recently launched with an affordable membership platform.

By: Shari B. Cohen Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Since women live approximately 4.9 more years than men, it is critical for both single and married women, regardless of age, to take estate planning seriously. If you do not have an estate plan, most likely your assets will end up in probate, which in turn may cause undo distribution delays, stress, disputes among loved ones and possible tax ramifications and legal expenses for those whom you intended to protect. The reasons to create a life legacy plan is to have your wishes carried out soon after your demise in the most efficient manner. Make sure you create an estate plan you desire and make sure it is re-booted to keep up with the new Florida and Federal laws.

The idea is the brainchild of Palm Beach Tech Association and its executive founder Joe Russo, the program is a joint effort between Palm Beach Tech and Florida Atlantic University’s Adams Center for Entrepreneurship.

6. Inform your family where to find the information to get things done after you die. This will take out the guesswork during a very emotional and unsettling time for your heirs.

Here are some suggested actionable guidelines for estate planning:

7. Make a list of all your assets. Be sure to include where they are located and how they are titled.

1. If you have an estate plan, know what the estate plan says and means. Don’t be intimidated about asking questions.

8. When an asset has a primary beneficiary, make sure it also has a contingent beneficiary.

2. Review your estate plan every three to five years. New laws may impact distributions, taxes, etc. as well as life changes, such as death, divorce, births, purchase of a new home or business and financial status.

9. If you have assets from a first marriage and you want to remarry, you should most likely draft and execute a prenuptial agreement.

3. If you don’t have an estate plan…there is no time to postpone.

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4. Be sure you create advanced directives, such as a Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate and Living Will. You may not be in a good physical or mental state to execute them during an unexpected emergency. These documents are important for children who reach the age of 18; once considered “an adult,” parents do not have any legal ability to make legal decisions for them.

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5. Make a contact list of your financial advisor(s), your accountant, your insurance agent and your banker(s).

10. If you own a business, make sure you have an assignment into your trust.

“The key is being able to provide this service to everybody,” Russo said. “We want to see more businesses and people starting businesses in their cities.” Russo said the roll out has been underway for the past year. The name 1909 is a nod to the year that Palm Beach County was founded. “Palm Beach County was founded in the year 1909, and we believe that right now everyone can be the founder of something great,” Russo said. “We seek to answer one simple question; Where do entrepreneurs in Palm Beach County go?” 1909 is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting start ups and small businesses based in Palm Beach County. 1909 will focus on bridging four gaps to entrepreneurship in Palm Beach County, as identified by the Business Development Board’s Entrepreneur Taskforce; affordable workspace, consistent mentorship, business education and access to capital. “The vitality of a community’s economy directly correlates to its support of entrepreneur activity and the organizations which close the gaps within the ecosystem,” said Shereena Coleman, Vice President of Business Facilitation at the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. With a financial backing from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and cities including Delray Beach, the program recently launched with $350,000 of funding.

“We’re excited to bring together entrepreneurs, business leaders, and governments in building a more informed and engaged, thriving community,” said Lily Weinberg, Program Director for Community & National Initiatives at the Knight Foundation. The Knight Foundation pitched in $250,000 of the funding. Also supporting the initiative are the City of West Palm Beach, City of Delray Beach, and Town of Lake Park. Each will fund 1909 programs and potentially workspace in their communities. Additional programs are also being proposed in the City of Boca Raton, City of Boynton Beach, and the North End of the City of West Palm Beach. Entrepreneurs can tap into 1909 by paying the $50 membership fee. That will give them access to co-working space 24/7 in downtown West Palm Beach and mentorship. In addition, entrepreneurs can partake in an accelerator course for $300. The ‘1909 Accelerator, powered by Florida Atlantic University’ will provide educational resources and instruction through the FAU Adams Center’s entrepreneurship bootcamp. Those that complete the course will be able to apply for a micro grant. “This program will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the existing entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout palm beach county by supporting entrepreneurs of all types across our communities,” said Kevin Cox, Assistant Director of the FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship. The Research Park at FAU, FAU Tech Runway Junior Achievement of the Palm Beach & Treasure Coast, Urban Youth Impact, Inner City Innovators, and Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce are also partnering with 1909. For more information, visit https:// weare1909.org

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Christine E. Lynn University Center new heartbeat of Lynn campus By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor Lynn University students have a new place to congregate on campus. After 18 months of construction, the Christine E. Lynn University Center was officially opened last month. Students, faculty and donors gathered outside the 65,000-square-foot modern designed building as President Kevin Ross and major donor Christine Lynn cut the ribbon to the student union. “This space truly is at the heart of our campus,” President Kevin Ross said. “It will be the pulse of our campus. It will be alive day and night.”

Lynn University students, faculty and donors gather for the grand opening of the Christine E. Lynn University Center. Staff photo.

The original student union was built in 1962 when the school was a two-year women’s liberal arts school called Marymount College and had about 500 students enrolled. Two nuns from back in those days were in attendance during the grand opening of the new center. Now, Lynn has 3,000 students and Ross said the student population outgrew the space years ago. “This building has been a labor of love,” he said. “This University Center has been a long time coming for Lynn. It was a dream we wrote down in 2015.” But the idea for the center dates back even further. A master plan for the campus was conducted in 2008 and it identified plans for a new student center. The building is three stories and has 24-hour dining, Career and Alumni Connections, Center for Learning Abroad, Schmidt Family Campus Store, Perper Mailroom, Christine’s bar and coffee shop, student affairs offices, collaboration spaces and more. “Every space is student focused,” Ross said. From the Irving and Barbara Gutin Living Room where students can hang out in a comfortable setting to Elaine’s, a multipurpose room gifted by Elaine Johnson Wold with a stage for performances, students have places to socialize and study.

The Christine E. Lynn University Center is the new student union. Photo courtesy of Lynn University.

pus this building,” Lynn said minutes before she cut the ribbon and students flooded the center. “I hope the Christine Lynn Center truly becomes the heart of learning, collaboration and social life of our campus.” The building was designed by Gensler, which completed the master plan and designed several other buildings on campus. “The inspiration is the students,” design director Brian Watson said. “We wanted to build something that showcases what they are doing.” The building is open and transparent with large windows and natural light that flows in. From anywhere on campus you can look in and see what is going on inside.

Mary’s Kitchen named after Mary Perper features different cooking stations including a pizza oven and salad bar.

The building was designed to look like a home with a front porch that leads into the living room.

On the second floor, coffee can be purchased at Christine’s and student organizations will have new offices to work from. The third floor is home to co-working spaces and the university’s Social Impact Lab.

“It is a home away from home for the students,” Watson said. “It’s the central gathering place.”

The project was kicked off thanks to a $15 million gift from Christine Lynn, the largest donation in the school’s history. She then challenged other donors to step up and make the center, the school’s largest project, a reality. Other donors pitched in and raised the total $35 million needed to build the center. “On behalf of my fellow donors I can hardly express how excited I am to deliver to the entire Lynn University cam-

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He said the building is one of the most sustainable student centers in the country and it is seeking LEED Gold certification. “Seeing the students walking around is the best part,” he said. Senior Natalia Narvaez addressed the crowd and said she was excited to celebrate the realization of a dream that began in 2015.

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“I can’t think of a better way to showcase our school and our beautiful campus,” she said of the new addition.

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Dos and don’ts during the loan process By: Ben Eachus Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers Do: Ask questions If you think there is something about your file that the lender needs to know, for instance, a gap of employment over 45 days in the last two years, you haven’t filed the last six years’ tax returns, you are about to get married or you are selling a home and it may not close on time (or at all), make sure you contact your lender. Do: Keep your original paycheck stubs and bank statements You are required to update any documents that are over 30 days old prior to closing of your mortgage loan (even if your loan is approved). Do: Provide documentation for the sale of your current home Your lender needs the sales contract and closing statement HUD-1 Settlement if you are selling your current home.

Do: Let your lender know if you will receive a gift of funds or need a power of attorney If you are receiving a gift for your down-payment or closing costs, your lender needs to know ASAP. If you are married, both you and your spouse are required to be at the closing. All POA’s must be “Real Estate Specific.” They also must be reviewed and accepted by he lender’s attorneys prior to closing. Do: Contact your lender about employment changes If you change employment, get a raise/promotion, change of pay, such as salary to commission or have a leave-of-absence, your lender needs to know ASAP. Do: Notify your lender if marital status changes

Don’t: Change jobs This change could STOP your mortgage loan. Your lender will re-verify your current employment on the same day of your closing. Don’t: Buy a car or make any major purchases If you need to make a large purchase, like furniture, appliances, or anything expensive, please contact your lender to make sure it doesn’t have a negative impact on your qualifications. You will have to sign a letter at closing that states you have not opened any new credit since your loan application. Don’t: Deposit any funny money Cash-at-Home cannot be used! Any deposits over $200 in your checking or savings account will need to be verified if it doesn’t come from your paycheck. Guidelines require documentation of these funds (bonus checks, copy of tax refund, gift letter with copy of check). No cash advances on your credit cards! Don’t: Close any credit cards or open new credit If you transfer money from one account to another, your lender needs to see this doc-

umentation. Closing a credit card can lower your credit score. Your credit report may be re-checked the day of closing. Don’t: Change your closing date If you need to change or move your closing date on the home you are buying/selling, your lender needs to know immediately. About Ben Eachus Ben Eachus, branch manager for Highlands Residential Mortgage, has been assisting his clients with mortgage financing and leadership since 1997. He worked for two of the largest banks in the U.S. where he built platforms and teams from inception. He created and maintained cross sell initiatives with the bank branches excelling in Private Banking and Wealth Management lines. He is past president and a current director for the Mortgage Bankers Association of the Palm Beaches. Mr. Eachus received his undergraduate degree from The University of Akron, Ohio. He was a track and field athlete participating in the long jump and 100 meter. Originally from Ohio, Mr. Eachus has lived in South Florida since 1998 with his three children where he continues to focus and specialize in the mortgage financing and planning for his clients.

The Altman Companies begins Home Builders Blitz on Habitat home Staff report

The clock began ticking mid-February when The Altman Companies broke

ground on constructing a brand new Habitat for Humanity home in Delray Beach. The nationally recognized developer is be-

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hind the 2019 Home Builders Blitz, which means the entire home including foundation, walls, roof, plumbing, flooring, air conditioning and kitchen cabinetry must be completed in under a month.

“Over the past 50 years, we’ve developed and assembled a portfolio of rental properties that has redefined the Exceptional Living Experience in Florida and across the country,” said Joel Altman, Chairman of The Altman Companies. “It is our pleasure to carry that exceptional living experience onto those who need it most.” On a rainy morning, the ground breaking on the home, which will be built for single mother and registered nurse Micheline Michel and her 14-year-old son Menchely, began. The home will be three-bedrooms and two-bathrooms when completed. To make it possible, The Altman Companies donated more than $180,000 in materials and professional labor.

The homeowner Micheline Michel has been a part of the Habitat Homeowner Program for seven years. She said she looks forward to becoming an ambassador in her new community, cooking many meals to share with her family and maintaining a garden. Her son is in the orchestra at school and is a member of his church’s choir. The annual blitz build is a national tradition that began in 2002 in Wake County, North Carolina. A total of 12 homes were built in just five days. “Our homeowners aren’t the only ones who benefit from our local Home Builders Blitz,” said Jeff Fengler, HFHSPBC Director of Construction. “Through the Habitat Home Builders Blitzes, commercial and residential construction leaders strengthen ties to their community by engaging their subcontractors and vendors who share their company’s values.”

Habitat for Humanity officials, Delray Community Redevelopment Agency officials and representatives from the Altman Companies gather for a ceremonial shovel in the ground for the Builders Blitz home. Photo Courtesy: HFHSPBC/The Altman Companies.


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Less is the quest: Decluttering 101 By: Michele Bellisari Special to the Delray and Boca newspapers Spring will be sprung here shortly and it is a great time to consider doing a little declutter action in your home and life... but where to begin? In the last few months a fabulous woman by the name of Marie Kondo has shown up on my radar. I cannot believe I have never heard of her or the KonMari method until recently. I mean I am a declutterer by nature in my own life, home and real estate business so when Marie Kondo started popping up on my Twitter feed I had to see what all the buzz was about. “Does it spark joy?” This is the question that Marie Kondo, decluttering sensation and author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, poses to her followers. She is the founder of KonMari Media, Inc. and has a show on Netflix called “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo”. Want a new binge to watch and learn from now you have one. You will be enhanced, charmed and pulled into her philosophy of organization and decluttering for a happier and more simplified life. Getting started Less is more. Period. A few years ago when we had to store household items in a portable storage unit we ended up giving away, selling or throwing out over 60 percent of it. Out of sight, out of mind is what happened. Who knew we were already KonMarieing! With a variety of non profit thrift and resale stores in Boca and Delray it was a pleasure to donate items that were clean and usable for someone else to enjoy. At the end of the day the simplest way to clear the clutter and bring good energy into your living space includes, as Kondo suggests, to “take an inventory of what you have” dump it all in one room and then see what “sparks joy” and remove the rest. In other words,“We should be choosing what we want to keep, not what we want to get rid of.” Brilliant! Tips that spark joy I have been researching many of the KonMari tips and here are some that “spark joy” in me: Branded items in your home like liquid

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Fin-Tech company FlexShopper signs new lease in Boca Staff report Growing financial-technology company FlexShopper has a new home in 22,000-square-feet of office space in the Park at Broken Sound. Easton & Associates helped relocate the company into its new space. Prior to signing the new long-term lease, the company’s employees worked from three separate offices in Boca Raton and Oakland Park. FlexShopper, LLC, is a financial and technology company that provides brand-

name durable goods to consumers on a lease-to-own basis through its e-commerce marketplace and patent lease-to-own pending payment method.

“Our client desired to consolidate all of its operations into one contiguous space,” said Easton Vice President Elliot LaBreche. “We were able to identify a location to accommodate their existing workforce as well as additional capacity for future growth.”

ing amenities as well as housing and retail for their employees. Developers are active in the submarket adding more multifamily housing to create a true mixed-use live/work/play environment. “The North Boca Raton submarket is performing well as an economic alternative to the east and west submarkets,” LaBreche said. “We anticipate further rent growth and net absorption as technology and healthcare companies continue to expand, coupled with no new office deliveries this cycle.”

LaBreche said the new location in The Park at Broken Sound is ideal for corporate occupiers with larger footprints that want access to build-

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Looking for a 3BR under a million ON THE BEACH in Highland Beach??? This is ONLY 1 of a very limited few available for sale... WITH COVERED PARKING TOO! Ocean Pines has been recently renovated and look and feels totally ''boutique''. This unit features impact glass throughout. The wonderful open kitchen, gorgeous ocean views from your living room and very spacious balcony make this a great unit for entertaining. Sliders to balcony from every room! Amenities incl beach access, pool, spa, gym and common room. Minutes from downtown Delray Beach, Boca Raton, dining and shopping.

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East charming downtown Delray Beach, 3 Blocks from Atlantic Ave., in the center of ''Mallory Square''. Precious Brazilian Mahogany wood floors in living room, dinning room, kitchen and powder room. Plantation shutter window treatments in all impact glass windows. Newer water heater, washer and dryer. Over sized two car garage. Impeccable, just painted inside and outside this townhouse is ready to move in. Mallory Square, a pet's friendly community, offers heated pool, summer kitchen, tropical landscaping and a very well maintained community.

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Kaufman Lynn begins construction on Ft. Lauderdale condo project dominium estate on Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway.

Staff report Delray Beach-based Kaufman Lynn Construction recently began construction on 321 at Water’s Edge, an 8-story con-

The 23-unit building is slated to be finished this summer. Construction commenced last month. Located at 321 N. Birch Rd., the residences offer 2,600 to 3,800 square feet of living space and views of both the Intracoastal and the Atlantic Ocean. The 8th floor topping out took place on Jan. 15 and was attended by Michael Kaufman, CEO of KL, Frank White, President of KL, and various representatives of SobelCo, the property developer, and Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, the realtor along with future residents, and top luxury real estate brokers.

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SEAGATE TOWERS

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DIRECT OCEAN VIEWS from the 8th floor. Large two bedroom condo with a brand new PRIVATE BEACH CLUB INCLUDED. Direct East and West Exposure in unit. One of only a few gated condominium communities. Semi-private elevator. Full size washer and dryer in unit. *IDEAL LOCATION to the beach, vibrant Atlantic Ave in Downtown Delray Beach, Mizner Park. Don't miss out on a unique property with amazing views! Beach club is brand new and has pool, hot tub, beach chairs & umbrellas, beach attendant and fully renovated club house. Covered parking and endless views. Multiple tennis courts.

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BARWICK RANCH

Immaculately maintained home in the highly desirable Barwick Estates. This gated community with only 28 homes is just minutes from downtown Delray Beach. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and great square footage. Many updates including landscaping as well as the addition of white picket fences that were recently installed. Wide driveway with two car garage. 4th bedroom can be converted into a den.

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Popular cameo model in desirable active community of Emerald Pointe. This 2 bedroom 2 bath villa with large den has vaulted ceilings throughout. Screened in patio with beautiful lake view. Emerald pointe has a full time social director with many amenities. Fees cover all roofs, insurance, painting, cable, water and alarm.

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Commercial property spotlight: Crystal Corporate Center Staff report Situated just north of Interstate-95 and Glades Road in Boca Raton, Crystal Corporate Center is a four-story 128,000-square-foot, Class A office building. Its already impressive tenant roster has been joined by some major local companies including Seacoast Bank, National General Holding Corp. and I-Bankers Direct, which operates an online funding and investor platform and recently leased more than 5,000-square-feet of space on the lobby-level. “We are very excited to start the year with the property 95 percent leased by a strong group of diverse and quality tenants,” said Dyana Kenney, Executive VP and Director of Leasing for Penn-Florida Companies. “We have many long-term tenants that love this property and continue to renew and expand.”

Long-time tenant Fogel Law Group, once again renewed its lease after being in the building for 19 years. “It’s no mistake that we’ve called Crystal Corporate Center home for almost 20 years. Its location is terrific, the management of the building treats us professionally and fairly, and the building is always maintained very well. We are proud to have grown our firm within this prestigious building,” said Mitchell C. Fogel, President and Founder of Fogel Law Group. Honorlock, one of the fastest growing start-ups in South Florida, is also a tenant at Crystal Corporate Center. Created by two FAU students, Adam Roth and Elena Soboleva, this online proctoring solution is a breakthrough technology for students, faculty and testing institutions. Soon after HonorLock won the FAU Business Plan award in 2015, Roth and Soboleva moved the start-up into a 2,000-square-foot office suite at Crystal Corporate Center. In January they expanded to over 6,500 square feet. We asked Honorlock co-founder Adam Roth about the building: Why did you want to stay in Crystal Corporate Center? We fell in love with the building and didn’t want to be anywhere else. It’s a unique building in an incredible location with a stunning atrium and a cool/hip vibe that’s the perfect fit for our staff. We also love the amazing maintenance team there and their world-class attention to detail. We are so well taken care of here and it has be-

come our home. Why expand within the building? One of our key investors is acclaimed entrepreneur Daniel Cane, CEO of Modernizing Medicine. He predicted our company’s rapid growth and told us that 2,000 square feet was too small. Of course, he turned out to be right. You would think expanding to 6,500 square feet would have been a massive undertaking, but Penn-Florida made it so easy. How does the building help Honorlock? Recruiting is easier because of the location of Crystal Corporate Center. Not only does it instantly impress recruits but being in the heart of Boca Raton often closes the deal on the talent we want. As our company continues to grow in staff and stature, this building will continue to be a big part of our story. We simply love going to work every day! For more information on Crystal Corporate Center, visit www.pennflorida.com/portfolios/crystal-corporate-center.

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Why Delray Beach?

And the Village by the Sea has even become better. Every visitor we have from Europe or other parts of the US is excited about the European flavor of this City. I asked some of my friends why they love to live in Delray Beach, here are their answers:

By: Christel Silver Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers We began exploring different areas. Then after driving on A1A, we turned onto Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach just to grab some lunch. We loved the Avenue with its ambience, the restaurants, shops, and the life. Then we discovered the Tennis Center and we stopped to see what they had to offer.

“I love living in Delray Beach because I can walk to my favorite restaurant, grocery store and the water all in less than 10 minutes!” “We love Delray because its charm and downtown activities (restaurants, art galleries, festivals, tennis tournaments, people and its diversity).”

Since I love tennis, and played in the USTA league for many years, I decided that Delray Beach where I wanted to live. The Center has tournaments, leagues, reasonable membership fees, and lessons.

“Great and close by beaches also interesting nearby cities and parks like Wellington and Boca Raton, including best rated schools and FAU university. Finally, it has a wonderful winter climate that brings visitors from all over the Northeast cities.”

Even though I am Realtor®, I wanted to see quickly what was available so we bought a newspaper and began to look for something to rent for a short time and then buy.

In the early 80’s we lived in Tamarac. If we wanted to go to the beach, our choices were either Boca Raton or West Palm We found an ad from a private investor Beach. Delray Beach did not appeal to us who was selling a brand new villa. We at that time. After moving to Washington made an appointment, and loved evD.C. and living there for 16 years, it was erything about the location and house time to move away from the snow and backing a lake. The next day we wrote the cold weather. We knew we wanted to live contract. This was in August 2001 and anywhere between Boca Raton and Fort we never looked back. We love Delray Pierce, but this time closer to the beach. NewHELOCHorzAdBilingual_PalmBeach.qxp_Layout 1 2/4/19 8:25 AM Page 1 Beach.

“It is an eclectic town that reminds me of home in Greenwich Village, New York.” “I love Delray Beach because of the smalltown atmosphere and feeling, of knowing people and seeing friends no matter where I am in town. The merchants are mostly all local, very friendly, remember you, and are most helpful.”

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“The multitude of choices in dining, the easy parking on the street and in the Old School Square garage, and the beautiful shops, most with unusual merchandise that you don’t see anywhere else.” I love Delray Beach because it is in the heart of South Florida—between Palm Beach and Miami Beach—and Atlantic Avenue was voted as the Best Main Street in Florida thanks to Florida Monthly Magazine. About Christel Silver Christel Silver is a full time Broker/Owner of Silver International Realty servicing the East Coast of South Florida. In 1985 she was licensed in Maryland and Washington, DC as a Realtor and later as a Certified Residential Appraiser and Associate Broker and has been in Florida since 2001. Silver is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), and a certified speaker teaching CIPS classes. She served the Florida Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Chapter as President, as Regional Vice President helping Chapters to grow, and as a member of the Board of Directors for two years. She is the Global Ambassador for Austria and Germany in 2019. Fifty percent of her business is in the International arena. For more information visit www.silverhouses.com.

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Register for Habitat’s Women Build Staff report Ladies, ever want to put a hammer to work? Now is your chance. Sign up for the 2019 Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County’s Women Build. Join the “Sisters of the Pink Hard Hats” when you help create the “House that Women Built” from May 9-11, just in time for Mother’s Day. This year, the co-chairs are mother daughter Beverly Raphael Altman and Robyn Raphael-Dynan, who are women builders every day as the CEO and Vice President of Operations of RCC Associates. “I can’t think of a more meaningful way to spend Mother’s Day week, donning pink hard hats with my daughter Robyn to raise funds and participate with colleagues and longtime and new friends in the construction of a new home for another mother and daughter,” said Co-Chair Beverly Raphael Altman. Her daughter agrees, “As a mom myself who continues to be inspired by own mom, I realize how important and game-changing it is the help another mother and daughter achieve the American Dream of home ownership,” Raphael-Dynan said. Once completed, the home will go to Ilomaine and her daughter Jessie. Illomaine fled from Haiti at 22 on a sailboat. After 10 days on the ocean, she started her new life in the United States. She has worked as a housekeeper for more than 26 years.

Women’s Build home recipients Ilomaine and Jessie. Submitted photo.

Currently, she works at Abbey Delray South, a Senior Living Community in Delray Beach. Illomaine’s challenges did not end when she escaped from Haiti. After her daughter was born, she left her husband due to domestic abuse. Her daughter was just 20 months old. Now, Jessie is 30 and is an oncology nurse at Delray Medical Center. She is currently pursuing her B.S in Nursing from Florida International University. Jessie and Ilomaine look forward to having a garden full of parsley and green onions. Sports fan Ilomaine is also

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Co-chairs of the 2019 Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County’s Women Build Beverly Raphael Altman and Robyn Raphael-Dynan, Submitted photo.

looking forward to watching her beloved Miami Heat play in her new home. To help build the home alongside Jessie and Ilomaine, women do not need to have any construction experience. They will have to raise a minimum of $1,000 to participate in the build. A kick-off reception is scheduled for March 5 at 6 p.m. at the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club. For more information, visit www.habitatsouthpalmbeach.org.

MobileHelp joins tenant roster at Boca Raton Innovation Campus By: Dale King Contributing Writer MobileHelp, a leading maker of in-home and wearable medical alert devices for both consumers and healthcare professionals, is the latest company to set up shop at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRIC).

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“MobileHelp’s move further justifies BRIC’s value proposition of providing expansion opportunities as well as first-class amenities not common in your standard office building,” said Danielle Vennett, general manager of BRIC and vice president at Crocker Partners, owner of the facility off Yamato Road. “We are thrilled to welcome them.” The company moved to BRIC from a 23,000-square-foot facility in the Florida Atlantic University Research Park. MobileHelp’s new 49,534 square-foot space at BRIC was built out by Maddox Group to house its rapidly growing team. Since it was founded in 2006 by two entrepreneurs, the firm has grown to nearly 220 employees and more than 270,000 subscribers using MobileHelp solutions. “In assessing spaces that would allow us to continue to grow, the BRIC community provided both the infrastructure and ongoing support we were looking for,” said Rob Flippo, CEO of MobileHelp. “We are excited to be part of the campus.” MobileHelp is located at 5050 Conference

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Boca Raton Innovation Campus is the largest single-facility office building in the state, with about 1.8 million square feet. Designed by architect Marcel Breuer, the campus was originally built in 1969 for IBM’s General Systems Division and is home to the invention of the first personal computer and smartphone. The BRIC campus located on 125 acres was acquired a year ago through a joint venture between Boca’s Crocker Partners and New York-based Rialto Capital and Siguler Guff. With the purchase, Crocker Partners’ Boca Raton portfolio equals 2.9 million square feet, accounting for 25 percent of the city’s office inventory. Overall, the firm owns more than 6.3 million square feet of Class A office space in the state. Currently, the structure is 73 percent occupied by 38 tenants, including Bluegreen Vacations Corporation, Johnson Controls Security Solutions, TransUnion, MDVIP and Modernizing Medicine. The architecture at BRIC is unique with its iconic Breuer-designed, Y-shaped buildings constructed to withstand category 5 hurricanes, with full standby generator back-up. Amenities include a private shuttle to Tri-Rail, a dining marketplace, conference centers, accredited day care center, lawn, lake, walking trails and fitness center.


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Boca Rotary OPAL Gala honors 8 civic leaders, raises thousands for scholarships By: Dale King Contributing Writer The Rotary Club of Boca Raton held its 21st annual OPAL (Outstanding People and Leaders) Red Carpet Gala at Boca West Country Club in mid-January, honoring eight paragons of the community and raising more than $200,000 for “scholarships and mentorships for students who could not go to college without your help,” OPAL co-chair Spencer Siegel told a crowd of some 360 attendees. Six people who stepped to the OPAL podium that night were first-time recipients: Aubrey and Sally Strul, founders of the Kelly-Strul Emerging Scholars Program at Florida Atlantic University; retired entrepreneur Art Polacheck and his wife, retired teacher-turned children’s book author, Glorianne; Place of Hope founding CEO Charles Bender III and Rabbi David Steinhart, spiritual leader of B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton for the past 25 years.

Two previous OPAL honorees, Arlene and Jim Sclafani, founders of Multi Image Group, returned to receive Lifetime Legacy Awards.

The evening included a number of speeches, but Arlene Sclafani delivered perhaps the best line of the night. After looking over the tuxedoed, evening gowned, well-coiffed and dressed-to-the-nines crowd, she said: “You are one hell of a good-looking group!” Glorianne Polacheck offered this: “The Boca Rotary knows how to have a good time.” “OPAL recipients are chosen by former winners and represent those who have contributed through volunteerism to make our community a better place in which to live, work and play,” Siegel noted. “The Rotary Club of Boca Raton’s motto is ‘Service above self’ and this unique scholarship program emphasizes mentorship in

Jim and Arlene Sclafani prepare to OPAL Awards 2019 recipient receive OPAL Lifetime Achievement Charles Bender III. Photo courte- Awards. Photo courtesy of ImageMassy of ImageMasters.Photograhy. ters.Photograhy.

Rabbi David Steinhardt, from B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton, accepts OPAL Awards. Photo courtesy of ImageMasters.Photograhy.

addition to financial assistance,” he added. “It provides both life skills and confidence to these scholars.” “It has truly grown to be the premier event in Boca Raton, and it is only appropriate, considering the amazing honorees who lead by example and inspire us,” said Neil Saffer, OPAL co-chair. He pointed out that the Rotary Scholarship Program “has helped hundreds of students go to college and has provided more than a million dollars to fund those scholars.” A prior OPAL recipient, Jan Savarick, owner of a consulting firm and retired head of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation, returned as mistress of ceremonies. Just before the awards presentation, one Rotary scholarship recipient, Garsendy St. Fleur, who came to the US in 2015 from Haiti, told how the club helped him out of homeless and provided aid so he could attend school, learn English and become a student at FAU. “I am the first in my family to attend high school and college,” he said. “My first semester went very well,” the youth noted. “I have a 3.3 grade point average. I am studying business and hope to have my own someday. I want to thank you for taking a chance on me.” When called to the podium, Place of Hope founder and CEO Bender called the facility that helps abused and neglected foster children “a perfect name for a perfect place.” Under his leadership, Place of Hope – formerly known as The Haven – has grown from a single group home to six group homes and various other places such as an emergency shelter, maternity home for young women and a transitional facility for young people aging out of the system. “I am a team builder,” he said as he thanked those in the community who “are stepping up and helping. Give [these children] a hand-up. They deserve it.”

From left, Jan Savarick, David Dweck and OPAL Award 2019 recipients Art and Glorianne Poloncheck. Photo courtesy of ImageMasters.Photograhy.

Aubrey and Sally Struhl were honored for co-founding the Emerging Scholars Program along with FAU president John Kelly and his wife, Carolyn. Natives of Johannesburg, South Africa, they came to the US in 1977. Their passion for helping others became a driving force in their lives as they assisted the Boca West Children’s Foundation, Boca Regional Hospital, Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and Caridad Center, among others. Rabbi David Steinhardt was recognized for various efforts at B’nai Torah Congregation, including establishment of the T.L.C. program. He has aided a variety of community groups as well, from Boca Helping Hands to the Milagro Center and Hands on Tzedakah. He and the Rev. Andrew Sherman of St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church created the Boca Raton Interfaith Clergy Association. Recipients of Lifetime Legacy Awards, Multi Image Group founders Arlene and Jim Sclafani have provided audio-visual equipment and assistance for OPAL ceremonies this year and in past years. They started the firm in 1979 with their sons in one room of their home in Wilton Manors. MIG became the first AV firm in the US to make computer-generated color slides using a process called Genigraphics. The firm has grown into a 100,000-squarefoot campus in Boca Raton with 150 employees. Their three children, Jay, Robert and Regina, are the MIG management team.


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Delray Ballroom owners train dancers for ‘Footloose & Cancer Free’

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By: Dale King Contributing Writer When the Pap Corps decided to schedule its “Footloose & Cancer Free” event to raise money for cancer research, it turned to the owners of the Delray Ballroom, Kris and Amanda Whitney, to coach the amateur dance couples who’ll participate.

“We are so grateful to our dance couples who have volunteered to participate in this event,” said Linda Moses, Pap Corps president. “We look forward to sharing their stories and dance routines on our website, and seeing them perform live.”

The competition, scheduled for March 10 at 6 p.m. at the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek, will feature couples from 14 different Pap Corps chapters who will perform live, and will also be featured in online videos so friends, family and cancer-fighters globally can log on and cast their votes with pledges of money to the Corps. The “Footloose and Cancer Free” event in Coconut Creek will feature hors d’oeuvres, a carving station, signature drinks and a dance-off to crown both the best dance couple and the biggest fundraisers. Tickets are $75. “This event is a wonderful opportunity for people everywhere to support ground-breaking cancer research though a dazzling celebration of dance,” said Beverly Berkowitz, vice president of the

Deriving its name from Dr. George Papanicolaou, the Pap Corps honors the pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer detection who introduced  the  world to the ’Pap Smear’ screening test for uterine cancer. Pap Corps and chair of “Footloose & Cancer Free.” Voting for the dancers is open to anyone who wants to support cancer research, with a minimum donation of $5 per vote. Log onto www.thepapscorps.org/ footloose-and-cancer-free/ and vote by clicking on the picture of the couple you want to support. Online balloting ends March 9.

During the weeks before the event, the dance hopefuls have been taking lessons at the Delray Ballroom on Atlantic Avenue to perfect routines to accompany their favorite songs. All the couples will also be featured in a group dance led by the ballroom’s owners. Pap Corps chapters participating include Addison Reserve, Bellaggio, Boca Friends, Boca Pointe, Boca Woods, Gle-

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Nonprofit raises funds to help with reading Delray nonprofit Roots and Wings has been awarding $5,000 checks to principals to help students with reading and reading comprehension.

Recipients include Village Academy, Plumosa School of the Arts and Banyan Creek. Those donations are in addition to the Above and Beyond Awards the nonprofit presents to thank teachers and support staff at local schools for performing their hard work. The group was recently honored as a Community Asset honoree during the Go4it! Youth Entrepreneurial Summit held at the Delray Beach Public Library. 11th Generation Japanese pottery artist donates two pieces to Morikami

Ohi’s art works have been collected by the David Rockefeller Office in New York, the Rothschild in Sweden, the Huntington Library of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Musée National de Céramique de Sèvres in Paris, the Jingdezhen Ceramics Museum in China, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan. Ohi was recognized in a ceremony at the culmination of a series of events organized and presented by the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami. During his visit to South Florida, he hosted lectures and hands-on pottery workshops to sell out crowds. Delray promotes interim attorney to city attorney Lynn Gelin is the city of Delray Beach’s full time attorney. Last month, commissioner Shirley Johnson proposed promoting Gelin from her interim role to full time. She had been filling in since interim attorney Max Lohman resigned before he was nearly fired in November. The city hasn’t had a permanent city attorney since Noel Pfeffer left in 2016. Lohman’s firm was contracted to do legal work for the city. Johnson said she liked the way Gelin was performing in her role. And the rest of the commission agreed.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Director Bonnie White Lemay, Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI and Morikami Museum Chief Curator Tamara Joy. Submitted photo.

Just after his lecture, “The Spirit of Japanese Craftsmanship (Kogei)” at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, renowned Japanese pottery artist Ohi Toshio Chozaemon XI donated two pieces to the museum for display in a collection of traditional Japanese pottery. Born in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Ohi is the 11th generation in a family of potters known for “Ohi Yaki” pottery, a traditional style of pottery used for tea ceremonies dating back more than 350 years. The pieces donated by Ohi are valued at more than $10,000.

Commissioner Adam Frankel said he has always advocated for an attorney who is on the city’s staff.

Delray Fire Rescue wins Hazmat Symposium championship Delray Beach Fire Rescue’s competition hazardous materials team claimed the state championship at the Hazmat Symposium of Fire Rescue East 2019. The team included Driver/Engineer Paul Britt, Captain Brian Fiorey and Captain Crista Mockenhaupt.


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Dark, red then amber on E. Atlantic for turtle season

FPL proposed swapping the old lights for new LED lights. Last summer, three options were pitched to commissioners.

Staff report If you go for an evening walk along the beach this month, you may notice it is much darker. March 1 marks the start of sea turtle season, which lasts eight months, and dictates how much light cities can shine near nesting sites. And due to a new rule by Florida Power & Light that states the company will no longer service light fixtures that are owned by the city on the company owned light poles, that meant the old sodium-vapor lights had to go.

The options proposed were: installing the LED lights that are more energy efficient and use them from Nov. 1 to the end of February and then go dark from March 1- Oct. 31 during sea turtle season; install FPL’s red turtle friendly lights that can stay on year-round; or the city could pay for its own fixtures and poles totaling about half a million dollars. Commissioners opted to go dark. But the thought of a popular part of Delray going dark has

Commission corner: Elections By: Robert S. Weinroth Palm Beach County Commissioner Dist. 4 Special to the Delray Newspaper Ever since the debacle of the 2000 presidential election, when Palm Beach County found itself ground zero for legal challenges to the voter tabulation process, we have been keenly aware of the need to ensure every vote cast is a vote counted. As elections are decided by less than one percent of the votes cast, weaknesses in the process of tabulating votes have become more apparent. During the 2018 midterm election, we were confronted by a perfect storm of three contests requiring statewide recounts and a Florida House seat in Palm Beach County requiring a recount. Unfortunately, a critical weakness in the technology used to tabulate the votes within

Palm Beach County only allowed for the recount of one office at a time, in ballot order. Thus the US Senate recount was completed prior to the recount for Governor. Until the recount for Governor was completed, the recount for Commissioner of Agriculture could not be initiated. Imagine the frustration felt by the candidates for Florida House District 89, Mike Caruso and Jim Bonfiglio, with less than 40 votes separating them but little hope of a recount being completed within the statutory period.

some residents concerned about safety. The Beach Property Owners Association petitioned to commissioners and city officials last summer when the topic first came up during an August meeting to find a better solution. Now, the city is working to find the red turtle friendly lights to install. Delray public works director Susan Goebel-Canning said that FPL doesn’t have the lights in stock. A vendor with the lights has been identified, but as of press time the city did not have a time frame on when the lights will be installed, Goebel-Canning said. She said FPL is also working to get a preferred amber light approved for use from the FWC.

A recount was only undertaken when a candidate-initiated lawsuit compelled the SOE to do a manual recount. Caruso was declared the winner by 32 votes! Governor Ron DeSantis voiced his concern over the situation in Broward and Palm Beach County. Soon after taking office, he accepted the resignation of the Broward Elections Supervisor and suspended the Elections Supervisor of Palm Beach County.

In a city like Delray Beach, the job is particularly challenging. As great a community as we are and as far as we have come, we still have challenges relating to serious crime, violence, drug abuse and the sheer challenge of keeping an active city safe. Visit downtown on any given night and you can see how busy we are—and how important it is to have a great police department. This month, Delray Newspaper would like to congratulate veteran officer Javaro Sims on becoming Delray’s new police chief. Chief Sims has been with the Delray Beach Police Department since 1992. He knows our city well. Chief Sims has risen steadily through the ranks, becoming one of the department’s two assistant chiefs in September 2014.   City Manager Mark Lauzier chose Sims after a six-month period during which Sims and

DBPD Asst. Chief Mary Olsen each had a turn to run the department as acting chief while Chief Jeff Goldman served as acting assistant city manager. It was an awkward audition process and the naming of Sims will give the department a chance to coalesce around a new leader. Chief Sims follows a long line of outstanding chiefs that have served in Delray Beach. It is a challenging assignment and an important one too. We have long maintained that Delray’s renaissance beginning in the late 80s and early 90s was led by the men and women who protect and serve us. Community policing, problem oriented policing and stellar law enforcement made the city a safer place to live, work, play and invest. In order to remain desirable, we need to maintain an outstanding police department. That begins with leadership at the department, among the rank and file and on the City Commission.

the presidential primary will be held in March and the general election the following November. As the margin of victory (or defeat) for candidates and ballot initiatives continues to remain paper thin, the pressure on the elections administrators will increase. Validation of signatures is another area where attention must be focused.

Newly appointed PBC Supervisor, Wendy Sartory Link, after just two weeks on the job, appeared before the PBC Board of County Commissioners to secure funding to replace the voter tabulation equipment, computers for provisional ballot processing, phone bank and vote by mail processing.

Enhanced software will facilitate faster validation of signatures (especially for the Vote by Mail ballots). However, voters need to be aware that the signature they provide to the tax collector when renewing a driver’s license is automatically downloaded to the Supervisor of Elections.

The Commissioners gave unanimous approval for the supplemental appropriation.

In other words, if you were having a bad day, or just were in a rush to pick up your license and leave, you may find the signature specimen currently on file for voting has little resemblance to your current signature.

Like Governor DeSantis, who characterized the PBC operations as “the Keystone Kops of election administration,” the commission wants to avoid the limelight in 2020 when

Here’s what we think… well wishes to the new chief Being a police chief is one of the toughest jobs in city government—maybe the toughest.

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Chief Sims and his executive team will be tasked with making sure we have the resources, intelligence and personnel to do the job. The street cops and detectives also have an extremely difficult job and the City Commission is responsible for supporting the department in its critical mission while holding the city manager accountable for the department’s performance. In announcing his decision, City Manager Lauzier, a former police officer himself noted Sims’ experience and unique background.

A word to the wise should be sufficient. Chief Sims is ready for this next challenge. We wish him well on his new endeavor.

Meet the team Reach us at:

DelrayNewspaper.com 561-299-1430 info@delraynewspaper.com

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That background includes four years as a teacher before becoming a DPBD officer giving him unique insights into our youth. Stints as a professional football player and standout track star also make him interesting and relatable.

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As he rose through the ranks of the department, Chief Sims supervised the Community Policing Unit, the Street-level Narcotics Unit, the West Atlantic Avenue Task Force, the Community Response Division, the Criminal Investigations Division, the Support Services Division, the Community Patrol Division and, as assistant chief, the Special Services Bureau. He graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2014.

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Sun.-Thurs. 11am–12am · Fri. & Sat. 11am–2am Expandedwww.silverballmuseum.com Hours Begin 12/01/2017 (Open Daily 11am–2am) (right off of Atlantic Ave.) · Hours: 11am-2am Every Day www.silverballmuseum.com

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Delray Newspaper | March 2019  

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