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Visions of Delray: Planning for the future of the city By Tara Monks The Pineapple Staff Writer

On March 23, 2013, the Delray Beach City Commission hosted 125 participants at the Delray Beach Marriot Hotel for Vision 2020: Future with History, a day-long strategy meeting in which Delray Beach residents explore, record and prioritize the community’s desires. Like past Vision processes, the 2013 event was aimed at creating the community’s ‘wish list’ for the City to implement, and laying out a pathway to achieve the next level of success with the engagement of the community. The committee was appointed by the City Commission to set up the framework that will be followed by all policy makers, lawmakers and city planners for the next seven years.

According to Vision 2020 participants, the experience was “needed,” “worthwhile,” “engaging,” and “motivating.” Delray Beach’s Vision process dates back more than twenty years, and its use of resident collaboration has been responsible for the city’s unique vision, which has continually integrated current challenges with opportunities. The successes of previous Vision projects can be seen in Delray Beach’s thriving downtown and expanding cityscape. Visions 2000: Where Are We Now?, held in 1989, supported the city’s proposed $21 million bond that Continued on page 6


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Pineapple Slices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Schools / Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-11 Health and Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-16 BUSINESS/REAL ESTATE

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Giving Back: Brian Rosen .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Business Briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Destinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-30 ARTS/MUSIC/FOOD/ETC.

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Beauty / Fashion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-43 Event Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Food and Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-48

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This two-part series introduces Delray’s unique, residentoriented method for planning the city’s future. Vision 2020: Future with History recently took place, and laid the framework for the city’s strategic plans for development, engagement and success.

CITY’S MUNICIPAL BEACH NAMED AS ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST RESTORED BEACHES DELRAY BEACH, FL – From childhood building sandcastles, to adolescent walks on the beach, to adults enjoying family time, America’s beaches are synonymous with celebrating summer. With the beginning of the summer beach season a few days away, The City of Delray Beach is proud to announce that our municipal beach has been selected to receive the 2013 Best Restored Beach Award from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA). This prestigious honor was provided due to the City’s commitment to protecting our World Class Beach. Today, Delray Beach is known throughout the United States as a desirable beach destination, making it an important economic asset to the City, Palm Beach County and the state of Florida. However, at one time, our beach, roadways and surrounding properties were at risk of being overtaken by the ocean. Beginning with the initial beach nourishment in 1973, the City’s beach has made a major comeback and is now considered as one of America’s best restored beaches. Further, this restoration of our beach, which included a widened beach and dune restoration, has provided enhanced safety protections and sustainability for State Road A1A and neighboring residential and commercial properties.

Since 1973, the beach has undergone five (5) renourishment projects and one storm damage repair project in 2005 (not including the City’s most current renourishment project, which includes repairs resulting from Hurricane Sandy). Delray’s beach continues to provide storm protection for the upland roads and buildings, recreational beach areas for both residents and tourists and the environmental habitat for nesting sea turtles and shorebirds. The City’s municipal beach has performed better with every project and, according to the ASBPA, is the “quintessential example of a beach nourishment success story.” “ASBPA created the Best Restored Beach award in 2001 as a way of highlighting the value of America’s restored beaches,” said Harry Simmons, mayor of Caswell Beach, N.C., and ASBPA president. “As Americans flock to our coastline during the upcoming beach season, most don’t even realize they may be enjoying a restored beach.” For a complete list of award-winning beaches as well as to learn about beach restoration, visit Also, for additional information regarding the City’s renourishment efforts, you can contact Paul Dorling, Planning & Zoning Director, at 561.243.7041 or

Teams needed for Seek In City Scavenger Hunt

Sponsors and business clue stops also needed for June 22nd event DELRAY BEACH, FL – In only its 2nd year, the Seek in the City Scavenger Hunt is already buzzing around Delray Beach with Seekers strategizing on how to maximize time and efforts to locate Clue Stops. The NonProfit Council of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce created the event that occurs Saturday, June 22nd, from 2 - 7pm, and run through Chamber Charities, a 501(c) 3 organization. The event aims to increase traffic and awareness to Delray Beach businesses in the summer, raise money for participating charities, and offers a chance to win prizes in a fun, community-wide event. There are several ways to be involved in Seek in the City: Become a Seeker, a Sponsor, or a Clue Stop. In June 2012, the inaugural event raised close to $8,000, which was dispersed equally to the ten selected charities. These funds went to such causes as Adopted-Orphan Care Ministry, Campaign for Grade Level Reading, youth sports scholarships, Children’s Art classes, classroom supplies at the Family Literacy Academies, Continued on page 6

US HIGHWAY 1 BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT BEGINS ON SCHEDULE Motorists advised to use caution, expect delays

DELRAY BEACH, FL – The City of Delray Beach began construction of the Federal Highway/US Highway 1 Corridor Beautification Project on Monday, May 20, 2013. This project, which stretches from just south of SE 10th Street to just north of George Bush Boulevard, will convert the 2006 PILOT Project, which eliminated one through lane in each direction, into permanent improvements. This project is included within the City’s Downtown Master Plan, which Continued on page 5

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Downtown Delray Beach ANNUAL ORCHID DDA is “Giving Away GIVEAWAY ANOTHER Downtown Delray” HUGE SUCCESS DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority is excited to have reached 10,000 Facebook Fans in under 18 months of launching the page. In honor of this exciting accomplishment, the DDA and its constituents are giving away a little bit of Downtown Delray Beach to one lucky winner! On Wed., May 1, 2013, the DDA launched an incredible “Thank You” sweepstakes contest through the DDA Facebook page offering a grand prize totaling $10,000 in value. The prize will include gift certificates and merchandise from businesses throughout Downtown Delray Beach from the hotels, retail shops, restaurants, attractions, and much more! “We are extremely excited about our social media program and the amount of engagement that we have achieved within the Facebook Community,” expresses Laura Simon, Associate Director of the DDA. “The DDA’s page was developed to socialize the Night & Day Downtown Delray Marketing program which showcases the downtown businesses and the many happenings that this Village by the Sea has to offer every day of the year to those who live nearby or visit Delray Beach.” The DDA invites all Facebook Fans to enter this fabulous sweepstakes as you must be a Fan to be eligible to enter the contest. If you are not a fan of their page, this would be a great time to “Like” and follow us at www. We are asking just a few questions so we can make sure we are doing things well and find ways to do things better for the downtown customers! The contest had been extended to run through the end of May. The lucky winner will be announced the week of June 3rd! Good Luck! For more information and details on the contest visit the DDA website www., the Facebook page or call 561-243-1077.

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Delray Beach Fire-Rescue honors family with Life Saving Award

DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority completed another hugely successful Night and Day Downtown Delray Annual Orchid Giveaway in honor of Mother’s Day. The Orchid Giveaway was downtown’s way of saying thank you for shopping and we appreciate your business. The program ran from April 29 thru May 11, for shoppers who spent $200 or more in Downtown Delray Beach retail shops, salons, galleries, and specialty shops. Amazing results - 200 beautiful phalaenopsis orchid plants were given to customers over the three days. Many redeeming receipts for well over the $200 limit resulting in receiving more than one orchid. “We had people providing receipts from $200 - $3,000 and were very excited and touched to receive a beautiful orchid”, expressed Laura Simon, Associate Director, DDA.

The Diaz family with their Life Saving Awards from Delray Beach Fire-Rescue

Some of the stores to highlight as those frequently shopped – Periwinkle, C.Orrico, Snappy Turtle, Unique Boutique, Sequin, Hands, Vince Canning Shoes, Second Time Around, Petite Connection, ICB Gallery, Koconuts, Martier and even the Trouser Shop! “Mother’s Day is an important day to retailers and the DDA learned years ago that their role was to incentivize and promote to the consumer that Downtown Delray Beach is truly a fantastic shopping destination!” says Marjorie Ferrer, Executive Director, DDA. The DDA thanks the Legacy Partners: Waste Management, Office Depot Foundation, WPTV & Howard Alan Events.


n honor of EMS week Delray Beach FireRescue honored two first responders for their efforts on a call on April 12th at the commission meeting on Tuesday, May 21st. Jude and Rachel Diaz demonstrated exceptional effort and went truly above and beyond in their efforts on a critical call on I-95. The Diaz family witnessed a motor vehicle drive off the road and come to a stop against a fence hundreds of feet from the roadway. The family stopped to render aid and ended up performing CPR as well as assisting DBFR crews in the treatment and movement of the patient to the transport Medic Unit. Their actions on this call were truly

amazing and improved the quality of care for the patient. For their efforts, Jude, Rachel, and Chesna Diaz were given the Life Saving Award from Delray Beach Fire-Rescue. This award is the highest award possible for a civilian from Delray Beach Fire-Rescue. DBFR would like to invite all media to cover this event, showing the importance of first responders in the EMS Chain of Survival. Please join the City in congratulating the Diaz family for their efforts. For more information, contact Captain Curtis Jepsen, Public Education Specialist at (561) 243-7456 or by E-mail jepsen@

Dedication of Rotary International’s Peace Pole Project at the Delray Beach Public Library

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The meeting was called to order by President Michael Campbell for the purpose of dedicating a Peace Pole which was installed on the Library grounds. The Peace Pole Project is a function of Rotary International and designed to promote the concept of Peace throughout the world. The AHS Eagles Nest students constructed the Peace Pole at AHS and it promotes peace in four languages; English, German, Creole, and Spanish. The costs were assumed by The Delray Beach Rotary Club and The Delray Beach Library donated the space for the installation of the monument. “Rotary is a global humanitarian organization whose members are men and women who are business, professional and community leaders committed to make the world a better place through humanitarian service. The Delray Beach Public Library, located at 100 West Atlantic Avenue is pleased to display the Peace Pole on its’ grounds for all to see,” said Alan Kornblau, Library Director. For further information about the Delray Beach Public Library, visit the website at or call the Director of Community Relations at 561-266-9490.

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pineapple slices Mark Gerretson Memorial 19th Annual Fishing Tournament gets ready for another successful year

DELRAY BEACH, FL - The Mark Gerretson Memorial 19th Annual Fishing Tournament will be held August 10th, 2013. Anglers from all over will be coming together for this fishing extravaganza. Thanks to all of its supporter’s approximately $95,000 has been raised for our local community. The MGMFT’s original goal was to raise money for the Delray Citizens for Delray Police’s Holiday Toy Drive and Kids and Cops Program. Since the tournament has been such a success, it has expanded its charitable donations to other local charities.

Other beneficiaries include Atlantic High School Scholarships, Achievement Center for Children and Families, Boys and Girls Club of Delray, The Caring Kitchen, Pine Grove and Orchard View Elementary Literacy Programs, Family Promise, City of Delray Easter Egg Hunt and Teen Centers Turkey’s for Families. The 2013 top sponsors to date are Merrill Lynch, Printer’s Choice, Delray Beach Elks Lodge #1770, Atlantic Ave Magazine, The Delray Beach Pineapple, Searcy Denny Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, J. Heffernan Corp, Tuppens Marine & Tackle, Stuart & Shelby Development, Zuraw & Co. CPA, Bank United, Paradise Bank and Weekes and Callaway Sign up at the Captain’s meeting, which is open to the public, on August 9th at 6:00 at the Delray Beach Elks Lodge. Raffles, dinner and drinks will also be on the agenda. Come join the fun! For more information and to donate raffle prizes e-mail Carol Dugan @

Public notice to water system customers of City of Delray Beach

To ensure that the City’s drinking water remains safe and compliant with all State and Federal water quality requirements, the City is required to implement preventive measures that are safe and approved by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). As a result, the City is preparing to begin its water distribution line enhanced disinfection program on Thursday, May 30, 2013 and will continue through Thursday, June 6, 2013. The City’s routine maintenance program will include a “system burn” which utilizes free chlorine as the primary disinfectant. During this preventive maintenance activity, water customers may notice an increased chlorine odor and taste in their tap water. This is a normal occurrence and will cause no adverse health effects.

During this time period, customers with special needs should be aware of potential problems with their equipment and systems (e.g., kidney dialysis machines). In addition, owners of tropical fish aquariums and holding tanks for fish and shellfish (i.e., stores and restaurants) should be aware that this temporary change in our disinfection process may be toxic to aquatic life if not properly addressed. Any such side effects will diminish when the City reverts to the normal disinfection method on June 6, 2013. Users are encouraged to contact an appropriate professional for guidance on how to use their equipment during this period. The City will also flush fire hydrants during this period as part of the enhanced disinfection procedure. Customers may notice flowing water in streets and swales, localized lower water pressures and a slight discoloration of their tap water. This is a safe and normal occurrence during this process and will cause no adverse health effects. If you notice flushing activities in your immediate area, please refrain from using laundry machines until activities have ceased. Please be assured that this is a routine preventive maintenance procedure. The City’s public drinking water remains safe and compliant with all State and Federal requirements for primary water quality. If you would like additional information, please contact the City of Delray Beach Public Utilities Department at (561) 243-7312 between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm - Monday through Friday or visit the City’s website at

St. Paul’s Reverend Stokes named as new bishop of Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey

The Reverend Canon William “Chip” H. Stokes, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Delray Beach, Florida, has been elected as the twelfth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey, pending the ratification of his election by a majority of bishops in the Episcopal Church. Stokes, 56, was selected today, from a field of nine nominees. He was elected on the fifth ballot at an election convention at Trinity Cathedral in Trenton. “I am humbled beyond expression and deeply honored to have been elected as the twelfth Bishop of New Jersey,” Stokes said in a prepared statement. “I am grateful to the people of the diocese for their confidence, support and prayers. I am grateful above all to God in Christ who has called me and walked with me throughout my journey.” Stokes said the diversity of the Diocese of New Jersey is one of its great strengths. “The Diocese of New Jersey is a part of the deep history of the Episcopal Church. It is an overwhelming thing to be brought into that history through this election. The Diocese is made up of a rich and wonderful variety of people,” he said. “The people of the diocese understand well the very real challenges that face the church today. My experience of the clergy and lay people of the diocese is that they are faithful, hopeful and up to any challenges.”

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Stokes has served as the rector of St Paul’s since January of 1999. From 1995 to 1998, he was the associate for Christian Education at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-theSea in Palm Beach, Florida. He previously served as the school chaplain and curate of Grace Episcopal Church and Day School in Massapequa, Long Island from 1990 to 1994. He has served on numerous board and committees, including serving as dean of the South Palm Beach Deanery, a member of the executive board of the Diocese of Southeast Florida, and as chairman and member of the Board of Episcopal Charities of Southeast Florida. He has been an active leader in antiracism work and has served as a certified anti-racism trainer for The Episcopal Church as a member of the Episcopal C h u r c h Executive C o u n c i l ’s Reverend Canon Anti-Racism William “Chip” H. Stokes Committee, as well as the anti-racism committee of The Diocese of Southeast Florida. He is currently a member of The Episcopal Church’s standing commission on Anglican and International Peace with Justice Concerns. Stokes, who is recognized as a dynamic preacher and teacher, graduated from the General Theological Seminary in 1990 and received the Seymour Prize for best extemporaneous preaching and the Bishop of Newark preaching prize. He is married to Susan and they have four children, and two grandchildren. Pending a successful ratification process by the bishops, his ordination is scheduled for November 2. He will replace Bishop George Councell, who is retiring in November after serving as the bishop of the diocese for a decade.

AT THE SPADY MUSEUM Spady Museum joins BAMM As a participant in Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM), the Spady Museum welcomes members of BAMM’s 16 other Broward and South Palm Beach County cultural institutions to enjoy its summer exhibit for free during the month of June. Spady members can enjoy free admission at the participating venues as well. Membership credentials and/or proof of membership must be shown to gain free admission. For a list of the participating institutions of BAMM, please visit For more information, call 561-279-8883. Juneteenth Celebration June 20, 2013, 6-8:30 p.m. The fourth annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held June 20 at Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar, 82 Gleason Street, Delray Beach. Juneteenth is the oldest known commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, and the Spady Museum has proudly welcomed crowds to recognize this important date with this special event. Admission is $25 per person, and tickets can be purchased online at For more information, call 561-279-8883 or visit “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tour June 8, 2013, 10 a.m.-noon July 13, 2013, 10 a.m.-noon August 10, 2013, 10 a.m.-noon New for 2013, the Spady Museum will continue its monthly “Ride & Remember” Trolley Tours, which bring to life the history and culture of Delray Beach. All tours begin at noon at the Spady Museum. $20 pp. To reserve a spot, visit www. or call 561-279-8883. New! Riders will receive a 10-percent discount card to Deck 84, a new sponsor!

Delray Beach Town Hall Meeting Thursday, June 6 at 7:00 pm

The City of Delray Beach will host a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 7:00 pm, in the Delray Center for the Arts at Old School Square Crest Theatre, 51 North Swinton Avenue. The evening will begin with presentations on the City’s financial condition and growth management. Immediately following the opening presentations, citizens are invited to participate and provide the City with information on these important community issues. “This is the start of a process...” and the goal is to build consensus and a shared understanding for the future of our City. All participants will have a voice during the Town Hall meeting. Your opinions will help us, as a community, to identify new opportunities and solutions to existing problems. Additional information will be forthcoming in press releases and posted on the City’s website, For more information, contact the City’s Community Improvement Department at (561) 243-7203 or by E-mail cidirector@

City to install 4-way stop in Pineapple Grove district – motorists advised to use caution

The City of Delray Beach installed a 4-way stop signage at the intersection of NE 1st Street and NE 2nd Avenue (Pineapple Grove Way) May 28, 2013. All traffic will be required to fully stop prior to crossing/ turning at this intersection. All motorists and pedestrians are advised to use caution when traveling through this intersection. This project is being undertaken following the recent completion of a “Warrant Study”, which recommended that a 4-Way Stop condition would assist in reducing traffic and pedestrian safety issues as well as motorized vehicle delays. For more information, contact Randal Krejcarek, City Engineer, at (561) 243-7322 or E-mail:

GottaLuvThem Fishing Tournament

A fun weekend of fishing with a $2,500 grand prize! All proceeds go towards FAU Alumni Association. June 1: Fishing Tournament $400 Per Boat 8:00am: Lines In • 3:00 - 4:30pm: Weigh In 6:00 - 9:00pm: Awards Dinner at DECK 84 The Gotta Luv Them Fund was established in 2013 as a non-profit organization that would create fundraising events in local Florida communities to benefit education. Created by three Florida Atlantic University (FAU) alumni, the organization members hope to make a difference in the lives of students and give back to their alma mater. Its founding members—Chris Trentine, José Herrera, and Tyrone Bradley—met at FAU in the early 2000s. Education can be experienced in many different ways, as evidenced by the very different ways in which Chris, José, and Tyrone were educated. Chris attended a public school in Monroe County, José a Catholic private school in Palm Beach County, and Tyrone was home schooled in Broward County. Upon their respective high school graduations, each attended FAU and would later graduate with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Growing up in the Florida Keys, Chris named his first boat the Gotta Luv It because if you have enjoyed sunsets in the Florida Keys during the summer, you just gotta luv it! In 2007, Chris, José, and Tyrone created Gotta Luv It Outdoors and For more information, or to sign up, visit

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pineapple slices we can stay informed and safe during the upcoming hurricane season. For more information, contact Captain Curtis Jepsen, Public Education Specialist at (561) 243-7456 or by E-mail jepsen@

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City to Host Free Hurricane Preparedness Class

The City of Delray Beach Fire-Rescue Department invites the public to attend the Annual Hurricane Preparedness Class on Monday, June 3, 2013, at 7:00 pm, at the City’s Fire-Rescue Headquarters, 501 West Atlantic Avenue. This important, free safety class is intended to provide information on how we can be better prepared in the event of an emergency situation. The class will be taught by trained, professional City firefighters as well as members of the City’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The Annual Hurricane Preparedness Class will cover the following emergency preparedness topics: • How to prepare your family before hurricane season starts • What preparations to take before a storm makes landfall • Actions that should be taken during a storm • Actions that should be taken after a storm Please join the City and learn ways that

The City of Delray Beach Parks & Recreation Department invites Dads and Daughters of all ages to attend the annual Dad & Daughter Date Night event. This special celebration of Father’s Day will be held on Friday, June 14th, from 6:30 to 10:00 pm, at the Delray Beach Golf Course, 2200 Highland Avenue. During this elegant evening, Dads and their daughters will experience an incredible full-course dinner, music and dancing. To commemorate this special night, every Dad will receive a keepsake photo. Tickets are $25 per person, and $20 for daughters under 12 years of age. Tickets will be available to be purchased through Monday, June 10th at the Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Avenue. In addition, order forms may be downloaded from the City’s website at Payments can be accepted by cash, check made payable to the City of Delray Beach, Visa or Master Card. For more information or to register please contact Danielle Beardsley, at (561) 243-7277 or by email at

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was adopted by the City Commission in 2002, and will contribute to a safer corridor for pedestrians, bicycles and other vehicles. In addition, it is expected to create jobs, promote economic activity along Federal Highway and provide alternative transit opportunities (i.e., downtown trolley and countywide public bus system, biking, walking, etc.). Motorists are advised to use caution and expect delays when traveling through this area until project completion (estimated summer of 2015). The South Federal Highway/US1 Beautification Project will reduce the number of through lanes from three (3) lanes to two (2) lanes in each direction. The project will also construct wider sidewalks and install decorative street lights within the first two (2) blocks (north and south) of Atlantic Avenue. In addition to bicycle lanes and landscaping being provided throughout the entire project, various intersection signal improvements/upgrades will be made, including those located at: • Southbound Federal Hwy and SE 1st St. • Southbound Federal Hwy and East Atlantic Avenue • Southbound Federal Hwy and NE 1st St. This project will also include the conversion of the signalized intersections at SE 1st Street and northbound/ southbound Federal Highway to accommodate two-way traffic on SE 1st Street. At the completion of the Beautification Project, SE 1st Street, from SE 1st Avenue to northbound Federal Highway, will be converted to a two-way street. The remainder of this roadway will be converted to accommodate twoway traffic at a later date. Access to all businesses will be maintained throughout the duration of this project. The City will work with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the local businesses to ensure customer access is properly identified, as needed. For more information, contact Randal Krejcarek, City Engineer, at (561) 243-7322 or by E-mail About the Federal Highway/US Highway 1 Corridor Beautification Project’s Funding: Construction costs, estimated at $13,991,846, are expected to be supported through private sources and various governmental agencies, including the federal and state governments, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the City of Delray Beach (NOTE: $7,241,444 has been committed through Federal and State DOT grant funding - SAFETEA-LU Transportation Grant, Federal Enhancement Grant and State Funding). A detailed breakdown of all expected project costs can be found at

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Water Safety Day at Pompey Park

The City of Delray Beach invites all children, families and residents to participate in Water Safety Day on Saturday, June 8th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Pompey Park Pool, 1101 NW 2nd Street. As part of Fire-Rescue’s “Keep Our Kids Safe Around Water” campaign, this free event is intended to educate parents and children on safety measures in and around water. The public is invited to bring swimsuits and towels and participate in the various activities that are scheduled throughout the day. Delray Beach Fire-Rescue’s “Keep Our Kids Safe Around Water” campaign was created as a result of the alarming number of drowning/near drowning incidents involving young children that occur each year in Palm Beach County. The goal of the campaign is to educate the public on ways to prevent unintentional drowning and near drowning. It should be noted that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fatal drowning remains the second-

leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 years. In an effort to help prevent these types of incidents from happening, Water Safety Day will feature hands-on aquatic skills including lessons on how to float and the proper use of life jackets in deep water. Certified lifeguards will oversee all water activities. Please note that pool lap lanes and swim areas will be available for general public use during the event. Important safety tips to protect our children from drowning can be found on the City’s website,, by selecting Safety on the Fire-Rescue web page. For more information, contact Delray Beach Fire-Rescue Education Specialist Captain Curtis Jepsen at (561) 243-7456 or by E-mail at and/or Pompey Park Aquatics Operations Supervisor Gerard Smith at (561) 243-7358 or by E-mail at

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Get your teams ready for this year’s Seek In The City Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, June 22nd.

and more. The ten charities selected as beneficiaries of this year’s event include: Big Brothers Big Sisters, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Delray Beach Elks Foundation, Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, S.B. Idea, Inc., Chamber Charities, Tomorrow’s Promise Community School, Avenue Church, Dezzy’s Second Chance Animal Rescue, and Delray Beach Center for the Arts. Event Chair, Kelly Rowland of S.B. Idea Inc. and one of the co-chairs of the Chamber’s Non-Profit Council states, “After the fantastic response that we received for the inaugural Seek In The City Scavenger Hunt, we are planning great things for year two by introducing a new Technology Sponsor, more Clues, and more prizes.” SMDigital Partners, a local full service digital agency has taken Seek in the City Scavenger Hunt to a whole new level by creating a new website and design services and a new QR code system that electronically tracks Seekers progress by tallying each clue stop check point in real time, while ensuring that teams stick together and capturing every moment of the hunt. Montgomery L. ‘FM’ Byers, SMDigital’s CEO, noted, “When we first heard about Seek in the City, last year’s success and the organizations it benefits, we knew our team could contribute some innovative technology and a great website to streamline the process and make it even more successful than before. We’re delighted to be a part of this exciting Delray Beach event.” Only 60 teams can participate, and seekers may sign up as an individual ($25)

or as a team of five ($100), which includes participation in the event with a chance to win prizes, After Party (light dinner and 1 drink ticket) and a tee shirt. Seekers will check in at the Elks Lodge at 2:00pm, the site of the Kick Off and After Party and will receive a list of 100+ clues that they must decipher and locate. Clue stops are Chamber Member businesses and landmarks around the Greater Delray Beach area, with points valued based on difficulty of the clue, distance, and other factors. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Prizes will be awarded to teams with the most Points, as well as a prize for Best Costume and Best Facebook Post. “Seek in the City is an adventurous day that brings together the entire community and Chamber Charities is proud to provide the opportunity for seekers to discover businesses and landmarks around Delray Beach,” said Vice-Chair and Chamber liaison, Kim Bentkover. Seek more information online and sign up: Cash sponsors, in kind donations and raffle prizes are still being accepted. Clue Stops and Seekers may continue to sign up until June 7th. Questions may be directed to or call the Chamber (561) 278-0424. AT A GLANCE What: Seek in the City Scavenger Hunt Where: Throughout Greater Delray Beach When: Saturday, June 22nd 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m About: “Seek in the City Scavenger Hunt is a community event open to the public and designed to increase traffic and awareness to Delray businesses in the summer, to raise money for participating charities, and to have a fun city-wide event where participants have a chance to win prizes. Who: Hosted by Chamber Charities and the Non-Profit Council of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, Seek in City is a fundraising event that will benefit 10 local charities. Why: “The Seek in the City Scavenger Hunt is a way to support local businesses and raise funds for community organizations. Cost: To be in on the Hunt - $25 per individual, $100 per team of five. Clue Stops - No cost to be a clue stop for Chamber Members, $100 upgrade option to include logo How: Sign up to be a Seeker, a Sponsor, or a Clue Stop - www.seekinthecitydelray. com or call the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, (561) 278-0424

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paid for a “Decade of Excellence,” a program aimed at revitalizing city infrastructure. Investments funded a significant repair and upgrade to the city’s water and sewer systems, streets, drainage, parks and fire stations. Funds also went to the complete reconstruction of the streetscape; the preservation and reuse of Old School Square as a museum, community center and theater; and the renovation of the Municipal Tennis Center and addition of a tennis stadium. While Vision 2000 addressed mainly tangible issues, such as infrastructure and resurfacing, it also labeled the school system as the most important priority in Delray Beach’s future. The project resulted in the citywide plan to add two schools to the district and slash the number of attendance zones in the city by half, a measure that calmed neighborhood rivalries and instilled fellowship. Visions 2005, held in 1993, addressed societal issues more than the tangible, and focused on seven main topics: youth involvement; neighborhood revitalization; economic development; crime prevention; public education/public schools; government coordination/involvement; and human relations. Catapulted by the goals of the meeting, the city added music, drama and arts and crafts to its after-school programs, and introduced programs such as tennis and golf to disadvantaged children. The Teen 505 Center was established for youth between the ages of 12 and 18.

The Downtown Development Authority created “Jazz on the Ave” to increase the number of potential customers to downtown and the city partnered with the Community Child Care Center to offer life skills courses such as parenting skills and job readiness. Booster clubs, the Delray Beach Youth Council, the Coalition for Community Renewal and Pineapple Grove were also grown of the Visions 2005 seeds. Just as Visions 2005 produced many ideas and implemented many programs for the development and success of Delray Beach, the most recent endeavor, Vision 2020: Future with History, is slated to create equally beneficial programs and results. For more information on previous Visions programs, visit www.mydelraybeach. com, as well as www.pineapplenewspaper. com, where this article is expanded. Next month’s installment will cover the most recent Visions meeting, introducing some of the people behind the plan as well as what the plan entails.

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What are you reading this summer – a classic novel, a best seller or trendy non-fiction? The Delray Beach Public Library is pleased to announce an Adult Summer Reading Program- “Groundbreaking Reads” beginning Tuesday, June 18 through Thursday, August 1, 2013. You may read as many books as you want during this time period and then join us for a marathon book discussion on Monday, August 5th at 2:00 p.m. • No registration is required • You may read fiction or non-fiction. • Refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For further information on this program, please contact Kathleen Hensman, Reference Librarian at 561-819-6404 or visit our website at

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FUN? Storytelling is the oldest form of educationour heritage has been passed down generationto-generation. Most of us have family stories that go back over one hundred years. Today, many of our stories are tweeted or posted on Facebook, which makes returning to storytelling an exciting and engaging way to communicate, educate, and entertain. For retired individuals, storytelling provides an excellent way to stimulate the mind, which helps keep memories sharp. It is an entertaining, cost-effective and educational way to communicate with children,

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grandchildren and friends. This three-week course offered by the Delray Beach Public Library’s Lifelong Learning Community Institute entitled: “Tell Me A Story: Storytelling for Parents, Grandparents & Others” covers the history of storytelling, a description of different storytelling types, effective use of your voice, and offers storytelling games that are fun and educational. Students will be given the opportunity to tell stories during class sessions. Classes meet on Tuesdays, July 9, 16, & 23 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. The cost is $45 for all 3 sessions or $20 for a one-class Guest Pass. This class is taught by Dr. Caren Neile who is an accomplished storyteller and has performed, lectured, published and produced storytelling events across the globe. She is the former chair of the national Storytelling Network and co-hosts the Public Storyteller on Public Radio WLRN91.3 FM. She has taught storytelling studies for over a decade at Florida Atlantic University. For further information call 561-266-9490 or visit Sign up today and start telling stories!

TAKE AN AFRICAN SAFARI The Delray Beach Public Library will be traveling to Kenya for an African Safari on Tuesday, June 11th @ 6:30 p.m. Join Boca Raton inveterate traveler Denise Sears for her Adventures in Travel program as she takes us on a journey to Kenya for an “African Safari.” She will discuss the current state of travel in Africa, showing pictures of a Kenyan safari featuring the Mt. Kenya Safari Club, a Wildebeest Migration, the Ark, Rothschild Giraffe Sanctuary and the amazing Masai Mara. This program was originally scheduled in May but had to be re-scheduled. It is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

3RD BATTLE OF THE BOOKS BY LEVENGER WAS A GREAT SUCCESS The third Battle of the Books @ the Delray Beach Public Library was held on May 21, 2013 and proved to be a great success for everyone involved! The Battle of the Books is a reading incentive program for teens ages 13 to 17 to support literacy and libraries. It’s being piloted this year by the Teen Advisory Board (TAB@DBPL) and the Young Adult Services

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WINNING TEAM: (L to R) Wistadia Pierre, Siena Del Mastro, Erin McCusker, Taylor Chalman. Standing is Coach Chris Del Mastro

Department at the Delray Beach Public Library and sponsored by Levenger. Jessica Parisi of Levenger, together with our Young Adult Librarian, Loanis MenendezCuesta, and Reference Librarian Sabine Dantus served as Judges. Amy Kenneth of Levenger, Reference Librarian Justin Cho & Chris Del Mastro served as the team Book Coaches. Three teams read the three books chosen: “Eon” by Alison Goodman; “Divergent” by Veronica Roth; and “You Killed Wesley Payne” by Sean Beaudoin. During the 7 weeks prior to the Battle Day, team members met weekly with their Book Coach to become experts on specific details of the stories. The results are as follows: 1st Place Team: To Infinity and Eon - Team members: Siena Del Mastro, Erin McCusker, Taylor Chalman & Wistadia Pierre Book Coach : Chris Del Mastro 2nd Place Team: The Catwalk Ninjas – Team members: Saul Correa, Natalie Hawkins, Annet Lopez, Sabrina Correa & Alex Ramirez – Book Coach: Amy Kenneth 3rd Place Team: The Dauntless Dragoneyes – Team members: Morgan Taylor, Hugh Dunlea, Jr., Dayami Lopez, Samuel Lopez & Natisha Leonard The Battle of the Books @ DBPL is one of the many wonderful programs that the Young Adult Services and Teen Advisory Board @ DBPL bring to our Library and to our community. For further information, please contact Young Adult Librarian Loanis Menendez-Cuesta at 561-819-6299.

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DELRAY BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY CENTENNIAL YOUNG ADULT CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST A GREAT SUCCESS! In honor of the Delray Beach Public Library’s Centennial Celebration the Library’s Young Adult Department in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University’s Creative Writing Department launched a Young Adult Creative Writing Contest open to all Middle School and High School students in Palm Beach County. The theme of the contest was Historical Fiction in the form of a short story or poem set in Delray Beach in 1913. The contest received 119 entries and the winners were selected by the Florida Atlantic University’s Creative Writing Department. All the winners received merchandise from Levenger, “tools for the serious reader, were recognized at the Library’s Centennial Community Day and the first place prize winners attended the Library’s Centennial Birthday Bash and attended a writing workshop with Frank McKinney (5-time international best-selling author) in his famous tree house The winners were: Middle School Poetry: First place: Ryan Milbert, “A Farm Boy’s Fantasy” – Woodlands Middle School Second place: Madeline Claire Uible, “untitled” – Gulfstream Middle School Third place: Helen Huisinga, “The Newly Built Library” – Gulfstream Middle School High School Poetry: First place: Nicholas DeMartino, “Delray, Here to Stay!” - Spanish River High School Second place: Antoine Schneider, “September 11th, 1903,” – Spanish River High School Third place: Emily Allen, “The Library,” - Spanish River High School Middle School Short Story: First place: Kaitlyn Short, no title - Woodlands Middle School Second place: Natalie Nevin, no title - Woodlands Middle School Third place: (tie): Rumana Ali, no title - Woodlands Middle School Jasmine Mendez, no title - Woodlands Middle School High School Short Story: First place: Jessica Luzadas, no title, Spanish River High School. No second or third place awarded. For further information about the many activities for Young Adults @ the Delray Beach Public Library call 561-819-6299 or visit us at

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school / education SouthTech Prep will open this August, 2013 for 8th Graders. Applications are now being accepted. Go to to apply or call 561-369-7006

Atlantic High School’s Lorena Benitez ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholar

Tomorrows Promise students Antwan Smith, Desmen Moore, Sumaya Hossain, and Terrinique Banner with teachers John Baldriche and Terri Robinson.

“Another beautiful experience” at Tomorrows Promise School

Nearly 100 guests gathered for the second annual fundraiser for Tomorrows Promise Community School on April 19th, 2013. “Another beautiful experience” was the comment most heard as the fundraiser showcased this years’ ambitious goal to build a digital hub so that Tomorrow’s Promise, in operation since 2002, can offer a hybrid approach to learning in addition to their current direct instruction model. This addition enables students the option to attain a traditional Standard High School Diploma instead of the current Performance Based High School Diploma. Tomorrow’s Promise is dedicated to giving high risk students from the toughest environments a second, and sometimes last, chance to succeed; incorporating this new blended model would allow students even greater opportunities as they continue along their journeys. If you were lucky enough to meet and chat with any of the students in attendance, Antwan, Desmen, RD, Terrinique or Sumaya, you could not help being moved by their stories and their sincere appreciation for this opportunity.

collection of Tomorrow’s Promise, created by graduate RD, who offered his production skills to two lucky auction bidders. Community sponsors provided several other inspiring auctions items including a Delray Beach Package of dinners and events generously donated by local restaurants and partners. The Rotary Club’s own Neil Saffer, professional auctioneer extraordinaire and a Board Member of Tomorrow’s Promise, artfully ran a spirited auction of the donated items. Guests responded to the evenings cash call with open hearts after a moving presentation by Principal Marjorie Waldo. This followed by personal, moving stories from Antwan, and RD. The evening was a great success raising over $60,000. In attendance was founder and Delray Beach Police officer Fred Glass, and his wife Nancy, along with Maya and Jahq, the children of deceased founder Johnny Pun. It was lovely to recognize their legacy, and the hard work by Waldo, her educators, her staff, and the board for their boundless passion and vision for the school. If you are interested in finding out more information about Tomorrow’s Promise or in touring the school, please contact Waldo at 561266-2206 or by email at

Alley McInnis SkillsUSA Florida Region 5 Leader Award

Salvatore Principe’s Hearts

Art collectors internationally know Salvatore Principe’s hearts collections, thousands of hearts in every size and color – collaged hearts, floating hearts, and gilded hearts. Principe graciously opened his studio and donated several of his inspired hearts to help this amazing Charter School. The message of “all heart” was not lost on anyone attending. In kind, Principe is continually donating pieces for charitable auctions. Principe‘s steadfast dedication to make a difference in people’s lives, meshes well with that of the Rotary Club of Boca Raton, a key sponsor and community partner whose motto is “changing lives and building futures.” A dedicated Board of Directors and fundraising committee members, all volunteer heroes for the students, orchestrated the event. Guests admired Principe’s artwork and sampled his special edition wine collection and were treated to homemade tapas created and served by Chef Juan Montalvo, the Hungry Cuban, and his wife Mary. Students and staff mingled with the guests while watching a video

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Alley McInnis is no stranger to Boynton Beach’s South Tech Academy and the career education programs. Twenty-seven years ago, McInnis taught an evening class for adult students, teaching them to read blueprints and to prepare for taking the General Contracting test. And credentials he had, having owned his own construction company in Boston, Massachusetts for 26 years. McInnis later relocated to Florida and started another construction company, McInnis & Sons General Construction and Building. He came to South Tech when he retired from construction. McInnis transitioned to South Technical High School as the On the Job Training (OJT) Coordinator and Business Liaison. Twenty-two years ago, McInnis became a school advisor for SkillsUSA, which was known as VICA at that time. He served in the vocational areas, registering and working with the career academy instructors in training the students for the competition. His wife, Ann, helped him plan and accompanied him on many of the trips to the various contests. SkillsUSA is a competition for all of South Tech’s high school twelve career academies. Both secondary and post-secondary students compete in the SkillsUSA Regional, State and National competitions. Recently, McInnis took 24 South Tech students to the SkillsUSA State Competition in Pensacola, Florida, and 14 of those students place 1st, 2nd or 3rd place. There were five 1st place winners in the Practical Nursing, Nurse’s Assistant, Marine Service Technician, Automotive Refinish Technician and Hair Weave categories. Four of these winning students will represent Florida at the National Competition in Kansas City in June, where 7,000 students from all over the United States will represent their state in various skills. At the state event this year, McInnis was recognized as the Region 5 State SkillsUSA Leader. He received the Leader Award plaque for his many years of dedication and service.

Lorena Benitez, a senior at Atlantic Community High School, was one of four students to be named a 2013 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholar by the Council of the Great City Schools. Students were selected from several hundred applicants for their academic performance, leadership qualities and community involvement. Benitez will receive $5,000 to support her plans to pursue a degree in biology at Harvard University. The scholarship program was created by former NASA astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris Jr., the first African American to walk in space, and the ExxonMobil Foundation to help underrepresented students pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and increase diversity in the STEM workforce.

Atlantic High School’s Lorena Benitez

The awards are given annually to two African-American and two Hispanic seniors from high schools in the 67 urban school districts represented by CGCS. “We are extremely proud of the winners of this highly competitive scholarship program,” said Michael Casserly, executive director, Council of the Great City Schools. “These young men and women will have an opportunity to become the leaders and innovators of tomorrow thanks to the generous support of ExxonMobil and the encouragement of Dr. Harris.” “These scholarships are one way of empowering promising youth for math and science achievement both inside and outside the classroom,” said Dr. Harris. “I am proud to support the development of innovative young minds and honor these students as they create a brighter future for themselves and our nation.” Visit and www.

100% COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE FOR ELEV|8 SPORTS INSTITUTE ACADEMY ATHLETES 23 accepted to Division 1, Division 2 and Junior Colleges DELRAY BEACH, FL – ELEV|8 Sports Institute, an elite athletic training academy focusing on training excellence through player development and exceptional education, has announced that 100 percent of its 2012-2013 Academy Athletes have been accepted to college. ELEV|8 Sports Institute provides specialized training and education for up-and-coming athletes with the goal of securing college acceptance, scholarship and/or becoming a Pro player. “My students have worked as intensely in the classroom as they have on the field. It has been an honor to guide them through their studies and help them realize their dreams,” said Lisa Paolo, Director of Academics. Eight of the student athletes will be attending Division 1 schools including Tulane, University of Miami, Alabama State, Jacksonville University, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Florida, Florida Atlantic University and North Carolina A & T. Of the remaining 14 athletes, four will be attending Division 2 colleges and 10 will be attending Junior College. More than 90 percent of the student athletes will continue playing their sport at the collegiate level. Currently there are students from all over the nation, many of whom are from out of the country (representing more than 10 countries). These students often come to ELEV|8 Sports Institute for the specialized attention, including Stephen Alemais who came to ELEV|8 Sports Institute after having surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder. He had missed several opportunities to play while recovering. Due to the yearlong season in South Florida and the organization’s specialized training and education, he felt that ELEV|8 academy was the perfect fit. “Making the move to ELEV|8 was a great decision for me,” Alemais said. “In New York, they didn’t start baseball until mid-April, and I was able to start in January with ELEV|8. I got in shape and got my shoulder right, and I started swinging and throwing earlier. It got me out on the field and started a lot earlier than if I would have stayed in New York City,” said Stephen Alemais, ELEV|8 Sports Institute Senior. Stephen will be attending Tulane on a full scholarship starting Fall 2013. No student has achieved a full athletic scholarship at Tulane since the current head baseball coach in 1999. The annual graduation ceremony, The 8’s Awards, was held at Delray Beach’s The Grand Tavern this past May 20. “I’m excited to watch my student athletes continue to excel in their future studies and training. They will always be a part of our ELEV|8 family,” added Paolo. AboutELEV|8 Sports Institute ELEV|8 Sports Institute is a multisport training center offering a multitude of programs including a residential nine month academy program, professional athlete training, high intensity training camps, and other customized training opportunities. ELEV|8 Sports Institute is a destination for athletes around the world who come to improve their level of play offering sport specific training in basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and performance training. With the mission of ‘Training Excellence’ ELEV|8 is positioned to become a leader in the athlete training industry. For additional information please visit

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school / education Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School 2013 Green School of Excellence

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – On Wednesday, May 1st, the ballroom at the West Palm Beach Marriott was green … and not with envy! It was green with goodness for the environment at the 5th Annual Palm Beach County Green Schools of Excellence Award Luncheon. Over 66 schools were in attendance to receive their awards and accolades for greening their schools. Boynton Beach’s Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School received a “Green School of Excellence” award for its second year and a $500 Judges’ cash award in the category of community impact.

Center, DuBois Family, Gallego Family, Solid Waste Authority, Growums, National Environmental Education Foundation, World Water Monitoring Challenge, Molecular Frontiers, Forest Park Elementary, Appleseed Expeditions, and Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge. All of which help us weave and strengthen valuable STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) principles as we develop our students as Green Leaders, stewards of life and the Earth,” stated Michelle Donahue, Live Green Program Director. Saint Joseph’s, founded in 1958, serves children ages 1 through 3 and Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Saint Joseph’s serves approximately 250 students from local, national, and international backgrounds. For more information on Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School, call 561-732-2045 or visit

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Michelle Donahue, Live Green Program Director and Aiden Veccia, 5th Grade Green Ambassador at Saint Joseph’s

Susan Toth, Director of Education at Pine Jog Environmental Center, and Mistress of Ceremonies, stated “I am pleased to recognize Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School for its commitment to community involvement and outreach. St. Joseph’s believes the best way to achieve true sustainability is to grow students into exceptional green leaders of tomorrow ... which means providing them with real world challenges and opportunities to create a culture of collaboration.” The Green Schools Recognition Program encourages cultures of sustainability within school communities. This program recognizes schools for taking a holistic approach to going green that incorporates school ground enhancement, resource conservation, curriculum connections, and community involvement with a school wide commitment and focus on sustainability. “We are so proud of our collaborative efforts, both on and off our campus, as we continue the success of our Live Green Campaign in partnership with the City of Boynton Beach, City of Delray Beach, FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education

“TOLERANCE” During this past month of May the Milagro Center STARS explored the living value of “TOLERANCE”. Here, in their own words, is what the kids said about the meaning of “TOLERANCE”:

“Tolerance is all about how you respect somebody. You can say, ‘Hey, you want to eat lunch with me?.” - Nikacie, age 8 “Being tolerant means you don’t bully people. You should treat them as you would like to be treated. Just help them out!.” - Jonathan, age 10 “Being tolerant is when you help people and treat people nice.” - Alex, age 6 “Being tolerant is when I understand you, even if I don’t agree with you.” - Trevor, age 6 “Tolerance is loving each other. It means you don’t care if there is a difference between you. Everyone is the same!.” - Angely, age 9 WWW.MILAGROCENTER.ORG

WELLINGTON, FL – As world-class polo players and fans celebrated the close of another exciting season at International Polo Club Palm Beach recently, a couple of enterprising business students from Palm Beach Atlantic University may have come out the biggest winners of all – at least from their perspective. For successfully running the club’s popular Kids Fun Zone during the 16-week polo season, the students – both attending PBA’s Rinker School of Business – were awarded scholarships by the International Polo Club to travel to Brazil for a 10-day educational business trip in May. “This program is a win-win for IPC and PBA. It is so nice to know that the money we spend on the Kids Fun Zone is helping to educate and train future business leaders. This is one of the great things about my job, I get to make decisions daily that help other people,” said John Wash, president of the International Polo Club.

Lewis Thompson, a graduating senior, and Angie Moreau, a junior, netted over $10,850 running the Kids Fun Zone, a club service designed to entertain the children of parents who want to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon watching professional polo. The monies will be applied to the IPC scholarships funding the business trip. “Managing the Kids Fun Zone every Sunday for four months was like running a small business for them, and they did a fantastic job in raising money and awareness about the service,” said Dr. Ann Langlois, an associate professor in the Rinker School of Business, who oversees the scholarship program with the International Polo Club. Dr. Langlois explained that each week the students were given a $1,000 budget to entertain the children. They had to contact and book vendors, negotiate contracts, schedule dates, keep the books, and troubleshoot a myriad of problems on the fly – all while staying under budget. The students booked vendors as diverse as a face painting service to pony rides to a presentation from a local science museum. Thompson and Moreau also created a marketing program, with flyers distributed to parents every week, in the hope of generating greater awareness about the Kids Fun Zone. The service cost parents only $10 – but it was all profit to the students. Any profits they generated or monies saved under budget, they could keep and apply toward their scholarships. This season, the students created enough profit and savings to cover the full cost of the trip to Brazil, according to Dr. Langlois. For more information, please call the club at (561) 204-5687 or visit the website at

PALM BEACH COUNTY STUDENTS STAR IN VIDEO SERIES TO HELP PEERS SUCCEED IN SCHOOL POTOMAC, MD – Top achieving Palm Beach County high school students are sharing their personal secrets to academic success to help others excel in school. A new YouTube video series Secrets of Successful Students is designed to help students throughout Palm Beach County and across the nation. The short videos feature successful students teaching their peers the tips and tricks they use to achieve academic success. The featured students are tutors for PeerGenius Tutors, a local tutoring service that created and funded the series. According to a national survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation in 2010, 8-18 year-olds use entertainment media an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes in a typical day. “With students spending so much time online, PeerGenius wanted to add some valuable educational content to that platform,” said Peter Traub, Vice President of PeerGenius Tutors. “The idea for the video series came about because we know how much our tutors have to share with other students when they work one-on-one with them and wanted to provide this information on a broader scope to help more people.” The company suggests the video topics and the tutors create the content, sharing their real life experience and making the advice their own. The first video in the series is “Conquering a Full Night of Homework.” The video was written and recorded by Emma Green, a senior at A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. In addition to her job as a PeerGenius tutor, Emma is Editor in Chief of the Yearbook and Captain of the track team at A.W. Dreyfoos. “I have always loved teaching and helping other students and was excited to share my strategies through the video,” said Emma. The second video in the series is “How to Start the Semester Strong,” created and recorded by Svetha Mohan, a PeerGenius tutor and junior in the International Baccalaureate

Program at Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach. “This is such a unique way to help other students and I am glad to be part of the project,” said Svetha. The video topics are relevant for high school and middle school students and additional videos are planned for the series. Just in time for flu season, an upcoming topic will be “How to Catch Up After Missing a Few Days of School.” Other topics will highlight organization, study skills and memorization techniques. The future videos will feature students from Suncoast High School, Wellington High School, Royal Palm Beach High

School and American Heritage School. The videos can be viewed on the PeerGenius YouTube channel at / peergenius. Subscribe to PeerGenius Tutors YouTube channel and receive alerts when new videos are posted. About PeerGenius™ Tutors PeerGenius™ Tutors is a Maryland based LLC providing individual, private peer tutoring throughout Palm Beach County. PeerGenius™ tutors are high achieving students from local schools who are trained to improve academic performance in all K-12 subjects. Certified PeerGenius™ Tutors are matched with students utilizing GeniusMatch™, a proprietary matching process, to ensure success. Peer tutoring is proven to be an effective and affordable tutoring method.

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Rodriguez The word “natural” can be very misleading when used in marketing campaigns for consumable products. People often assume that natural products are safe and healthy. This actually is true much of the time, but not always. There are 2 “natural”, plant-derived products that have been rapidly growing in popularity, but are far from safe and are certainly not healthy. Kava-Kava and Kratom leaf are widely promoted online and locally in Kava bars as having relaxing properties and many health benefits. Most individuals who start to consume these products do not know of the risks, more often just aware of a long and culturally rich history. Kava-Kava, also known as Yaqona, has been traditionally consumed for it’s relaxing effects on the human brain. This use started in the South Pacific and has been popular in many of the Polynesian Island cultures for thousands of years. In places such as Vanuatu, Fiji and parts of Australia, it has been used for medicinal, religious, political, cultural and social purposes. Formal Yaqona ceremonies will often accompany important functions, usually involving a ritual presentation of the bundled roots as a sevusevu or gift, and drinking of the Kava itself. Even the vessels used in these ceremonies are often expertly crafted, with traditional Kava bowls being meticulously carved from a single piece of wood. The significance and respect that Kava holds in these cultures is evident. The complications that it can cause are becoming increasingly evident now as well. When someone walks into a Kava bar, the last thing they are thinking of is going away to rehab in the next few months. Kava actually does have relaxing properties. The

The Kava and Kratom crisis problem is that it can be abused and cause physical dependence with regular usage. The Polynesian cultures have depicted in great detail the patterns of abuse with this substance as well as the physical manifestations. Heavy users exhibit overall poor health, a swollen face, and scaly rash. In a manner resembling what happens with heavy regular use of alcohol and sedatives, cessation of regular use of Kava can also lead to a chemical withdrawal syndrome. This syndrome is characterized by anxiety, tremor, sweating and possibly even seizures. These problems can develop in an individual without any prior addiction problems. Complications can be amplified when there is a mix of Kava and other substances or alcohol. The physical dependence can also be much more prominent with a chemical mix. Kratom is another popular Kava bar item and has even greater physical dependence implications. Kratom is a leaf collected from a tree in the coffee family that has significant psychoactive properties. There are many purported medicinal uses for this substance, including serving as a natural alternative to treat depression, anxiety, addiction, diabetes, chronic pain and fatigue. Many individuals experience an increase in energy, elevations of mood, relief of pain and a general sense of wellbeing when on Kratom. The effects wear off and then the natural inclination is to take more. The benefits can be reproduced but soon physical dependence develops. The nature and severity of the physical dependence caused by regular Kratom use resembles that seen with opioids such as oxycodone and heroin. Affected individuals experience flu like symptoms, sweating, goose flesh, hot and cold flashes, body aches, leg cramps, weakness, fatigue, depression, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. These symptoms usually last a week or longer in a dependent individual. Most people cannot stand it longer than a day or two and go back on the Kratom.

It is at this point that individuals feel trapped and do not know how to get off. A full inpatient or outpatient opioid detoxification is required at that point. I have detoxed numerous such individuals that have been caught in this chemical trap. This effect is especially prominent in anyone who has a history of opioid addiction. Individuals with a history of addiction, even with an otherwise strong recovery, are especially vulnerable to the chemical effects of Kava and Kratom. They usually develop physical dependence very quickly, or are triggered to relapse onto their drug of choice. Some Kratom products that are made with grain alcohol will also cause full alcohol dependence as well as the opioid dependence. These substances are an ever-present threat on the internet. Local recovery communities, including the one in Delray Beach, are devastated by all of the relapses caused by Kava bars selling to unsuspecting and vulnerable individuals. The problem has grown to such a degree that specialty drug testing laboratories have become active in developing tests to detect both Kratom and Kava. Drug testing helps create accountability for vulnerable populations and facilitates early detection of a relapse. A number of municipalities, exemplified by Pinellas County in Florida, have been actively working to ban both Kava and Kratom leaf. Greater awareness and vigilance with regards to the high risks of consuming these substances, especially for individuals in recovery, will continue to be the primary means of trying to contain this public health crisis until a legal solution can be found. Raul J Rodriguez, MD is the founder and Medical Director of the Delray Center For Healing, as well as the leader of the Delray Center DBT program Delray Center For Healing 403 SE 1st Street, Delray Beach, FL 33483 • 888-699-5679

NAKED YOGA COMES TO DELRAY BEACH Grand opening of this unique workout generates excitement

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Fitness enthusiasts of Delray Beach can look forward to SloBody’s Soft Opening week (including complimentary classes) from Saturday, June 1 to Saturday, June 8, 2013 and Grand Opening in Delray Beach, Florida on Tuesday, June 11 at 5:00pm. SloBody – conditioning infused yoga™ – is a trademarked workout method that Strengthens, Lengthens, and Opens the Body. Located at 209 NE 5th Terrace in Delray Beach, the first Florida SloBody location will bring a focus to the client’s individual needs through consistent personal attention and correction.

Complimentary one-hour SloBody classes will be offered on the following dates/times: • Saturday, June 1 at 10:00am • Monday, June 3 at 9:30am and 6:00pm • Wednesday, June 5 at 9:30am and 6:00pm • Friday, June 7 at 6:30am • Saturday, June 8 at 10:00am The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 11 from 5:00 to 6:30pm and will include a tour of the facility, a meet-and-greet with founders Kirk Slobody and Janine Tiede, a brief SloBody class, and refreshments and food provided by Delray Beach establishment Fit Food Express. Former NCAA Division I athletes and masters at breaking movement down, Kirk

Slobody and Janine Tiede, created SloBody. By stripping Yoga to the essence of what makes it great exercise and blending it with old school conditioning (squats, lunges, core work, push-ups) they created a unique workout that builds: strength, awareness, balance, flexibility, and mobility. Despite the “naked yoga” description, clients are told to keep their clothes on as yoga is the one being undressed! At SloBody, there is no chanting, no incense, no gurus and no embellishments. Instead, there is just yoga postures and conditioning. “The traditional vibe of Guru…didn’t jive with my personality. I didn’t want to smell the incense, hear the chanting, or deal with dogma that was a distraction to my goals. For me it was a natural progression to blend yoga postures and breath awareness into a more athletic conditioning structure,” explains Kirk, owner and co-founder of SloBody. After thirteen years of proven results in Seattle, Washington, SloBody– conditioning infused yoga™ comes to South Florida to build athletes at any age – and starting at any conditioning level. Kirk and Janine take the beginners through the awkward stages of starting an exercise routine to reaping the rewards of fitness. Online classes compliment the education. SloBody’s Online Training pages are your gateway to information that is safe, practical and efficient. Subscriptions range from free to several different levels. SloBody’s method could change the way South Florida thinks of fitness. It is an adaptable workout that provides physical and mental fitness for a lifetime. The skills are transferable to any sport, physical discipline, and life in general. The method is founded in the body – body based exercises, not equipment based – which means one can do it anywhere and anytime. Even at home naked if you really wanted to– just be sure to close the curtains! Learn more at

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Give Dad the gift of better hearing This Father’s Day, it’s important to remember that a father suffering from hearing loss isn’t the only one affected. Hearing health affects every aspect of family life. Unaddressed hearing loss makes it tougher for dads to connect with their children and grandchildren, heightens frustration and irritation in the home, and undermines family relationships. It often leads to a sense of isolation, and to considerable negative social, psychological, cognitive and health effects that go well beyond hearing alone. According to studies by the Better Health Institute, six out of 10 people affected with hearing loss are men, and 31 million people in the United States have hearing loss. That’s 15 percent of baby boomers and 33 percent of seniors. Fortunately, 95 percent of hearing loss is treatable with hearing instruments. Questions for Determining If Your Dad Might Need Hearing Instruments • Does he seem to have trouble hearing on the telephone? • Is it more difficult for him to follow conversations? • Does he keep turning up the TV or radio? • Does he sometimes miss a telephone ring or doorbell? • Does he seem more irritated or tired at big family gatherings? • Does he ask for things to be repeated or for people to stop mumbling? If the answer to some of these questions is yes, a hearing check is an important next step. To recognize the importance of hearing the Doctors of Audiology at Hearing Partners are offering a complimentary hearing check for your dad and any member of the family. Men love their power tools. But when it comes to hearing, men often shy away from the one power tool that could boost their hearing, conquer noisy environments, and overcome competing sounds. The newest hearing instruments are sleek, sophisticated devices that are scientifically engineered to provide unparalleled sound quality in various hearing environments. Many fit comfortably in the ear and are virtually invisible. For more information on hearing loss prevention and treatment or to schedule your complimentary appointment, contact Hearing Partners conveniently located in Delray Beach 561-638-6530 and Boynton Beach 561736-6002.

Autism Society Launches in Palm Beach and Martin Counties

JUPITER, FL – The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, has just announced it is approval of its newest affiliate, the Autism Society of Palm Beach and Marin Counties. Founded in 1965 by Dr. Bernard Rimland, Dr. Ruth Sullivan and many other parents of children with autism, the Autism Society of America (ASA) is the leading source of trusted and reliable information about autism. The new affiliate was formed by a group of local advocates, parents and professionals looking to assist those in the two-county region needing services and support not currently offered. To become an affiliate of the Autism Society of America, an organization demonstrates its adherence to very high standards of accountability, transparency, responsiveness and quality of services. “We are delighted to have an active affiliate serving Palm Beach and Martin Counties. As this effort has move forwarded, we are thrilled by their efforts in helping all impacted by autism in these two counties. The Autism Society of Palm Beach and Martin Counties now joins with 106 other affiliates serving over 1,000,000 people each year,” said Scott Badesch, President/CEO of the Autism Society of America “As parents and professionals involved in the day- to-day struggles of those on the autism spectrum, we wanted more services and support. Therefore, after months of preparation and strategic planning locally and with the national office, we are excited to

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officially launch,” said Terri Neil, ASA Palm Beach/Martin County President. “We have a core group of very passionate board members and volunteers ready to step in and make a difference in the community. We have prepared a needs assessment survey being distributed throughout the two counties to enable us to carefully assess the true needs not being met in the community and from that data; determine programming and services. There are several amazing organizations already in place in this market; our goal is to not duplicate those services, but to fill in the gaps,” added Neil. For more information, to volunteer, or to donate to the new chapter, please contact Terri Neil at or visit

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What Chiropractic is and what it is not! SNACK ATTACK!!

By Dr. Marilyn Shore Special to The Pineapple

Hi everyone! My name is Dr. Marilyn Shore, and I am proud to say that I am a Chiropractor. Prior to this, I was an RN in New York City. After working on many units, in several hospitals, I became disillusioned with medicine, especially for chronic illness. I went to Life Chiropractic University in Atlanta, Georgia and now have been in practice for 26 years. I currently have an office in downtown Delray Beach, and have been there for the last ten years.

I am making my history brief, because what I want to share with you is what I do and what Chiropractic really is. Most people think that Chiropractic is for back and neck pain, and the reason why most people go see a Chiropractor is for that reason. I am here to shed that understanding. The first Chiropractic adjustment was in 1895 by a man named DD Palmer. There was a janitor in his building who

was deaf, and Palmer noted that he had a misalignment in his spine, and proceeded to adjust it back into place, and amazingly his hearing returned. This was the beginning of Chiropractic. It was never intended to be a back pain modality. The purpose of Chiropractic is to find and correct vertebra in the spine that are out of alignment, blocking the nerve energy flow from the brain to all the tissues, organs and cells of the body, to give them back life. If your foot is on a garden hose and the water can’t get out, the plants die. If you have vertebra, interfering with the nerve flow, you start dying. My job is to find and correct these misalignments, so the innate or inborn wisdom of your body can heal you from the inside out. Thus, I am the master mechanic that moves the bone to allow the innate within you to do the healing. It is gentle, specific and effective for anyone who has a spine, from birth to the elderly. I have been getting my spine checked and adjusted, when needed, for the past 30 years. I have an 18-year-old daughter who has been getting adjusted since she was born. She has never had a pill or medication in her entire life. I make sure we are clear, and when you are clear of nerve interference, and your innate is on the job, then you have the best opportunity to heal and stay healthy. If you are interested in hearing more, I have weekly talks in my office that you are welcome to attend. For more information call 561-278-2727 or visit

There’s no denying that everyone, at one time or another, has had a snack attack. Views on snacking differ. Some feel that snacking is bad and that eating between meals leads to weight gain. Others believe that eating many small meals and snacks throughout the day is healthy for maintaining energy levels and optimal weight. If there were one way of snacking that was right for everyone, we would all be doing it! To alleviate snack attack guilt, try to understand why you are snacking and what snacks work best for your body. Perhaps you snack because your daily diet is missing nutrition, or because you are eating too little at meals. You might be snacking to soothe nerves when you are emotional, or to entertain yourself when you are bored. Whatever your reason, acknowledge it and start thinking about how to create a life that is nourishing and truly satisfying. Although snacks are no substitute for loving your life, they can be great energy boosters. Many convenient snack foods are highly processed and full of chemicals, additives, damaging fats and refined sugars. When a snack attack hits you, try foods that are filling and satisfying, but also nutritious. Here are some tips: • Snack on things that don’t come in a plastic wrapper or a box, like fresh fruit, leftover vegetables or rice cakes with almond butter and fruit spread. • Make your own signature trail mix, organic hot chocolate made with almond milk sweetened with agave nectar, or blue corn chips with hummus. You can also try “upgrading”: • If you are craving something crunchy, upgrade from potato chips to raw carrots, apples or whole grain crackers. • If you are craving a candy bar, upgrade to a handful of nuts and dried fruit. • Instead of a cup of coffee, upgrade to green tea. • Instead of ice cream, upgrade to applesauce with cinnamon. Upgraded snacks are high in nutrition and give you a greater sense of satiety and satisfaction; you won’t feel physically or psychologically deprived, and you’ll have plenty of energy to sustain your activities for hours. Food Focus: Fruit A healthy lifestyle is the key to longevity, optimum weight, abundant energy and balance. By using fruit to satisfy our taste for sweetness, we can leave behind the use of chemical, processed and refined sweeteners. Fruits are easy to digest, are cleansing and cooling and are great for those who are overstressed and overheated from excessive mental strain or the hot weather. Fruits are filled with fiber and liver stimulants, which act as natural, gentle laxatives. Whenever possible, buy fresh, locally grown fruit as opposed to imported fruits shipped from far-off places. This keeps you eating in season, and more in harmony with your environment and climate. Eating raw fruit in summer months is highly cooling, while baking it in the winter

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months neutralizes the cooling effect. Fruit in the form of juice is a great choice for cleansing the body, but be aware that juice rapidly raises blood sugar levels, leading to an energy crash soon after. Frozen, whole, puréed or juiced fruit can make great summertime cool-down treats. Try frozen grapes, banana-coconut smoothie popsicles or lime juice ice-cubes in iced tea! Whether you are having fresh fruit for a light early morning breakfast, a midday snack or evening treat, enjoy nature’s sweetness and whenever possible buy organic. Here are a few summer fruits and their health benefits:

Apricots: Great for lung conditions and asthma; used to help treat anemia due to their high copper and cobalt content. Bananas: Help to lubricate the intestines, treat ulcers, detoxify the body and manage sugar cravings; are rich in potassium (which helps hypertension). Cherries: Slightly warming in nature; increase overall body energy, remedy arthritis and rheumatism and are rich in iron, which improves the blood. Grapefruits: Treat poor digestion, increase appetite during pregnancy, alleviate intestinal gas and reduce mucus conditions of the lungs. Papayas: Tone the stomach, act as digestive aid, moisten the lungs and alleviate coughing; contain carpaine, an anti-tumor compound. Raspberries: Benefit the liver and kidneys, cleanse blood of toxins, regulate menstrual cycles, treat anemia and can promote labor at childbirth. Snacking is enjoyable and there is a wide variety of healthful goodies for whatever you’re craving, be it sweet, crunchy, salty, creamy or spicy. Dive in, be creative and enjoy your snack attack. Schedule a free initial consultation with Coach Kadel. During this session, she will discuss your health and lifestyle to determine how she can best support you in achieving your goals. Call 561-414-4441 or visit Julia C. Kadel CPT, CHHC, AADP Board Certified Holistic Health Coach Nutrition Counselor – Personal Trainer – Life Coach

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A marriage to local vendors is the commitment that brides and grooms are making when choosing Pineapple Grove and Downtown Delray Beach as a destination for dream weddings. The city has hundreds of unique vendors ready to get the bride and her bridesmaids ready for her biggest day. Not to mention an A to

The Delray Beach Center for the Arts is a beautiful wedding destination for a bride and groom’s big day. Here the vintage gymnasium is decorated for the I Do! In Delray Bridal Show. (Photo by Laura Simon)

2013 Annual Chamber Golf Tournament

It was a beautiful sunny day at Gleneagles Country Club. 70 participants showed up to play in the Annual Delray Beach Chamber Golf Tournament. The day started off with a lovely buffet in the clubhouse. Golfers were then urged to head down to the green where they were assigned a golf cart and their starting hole. After about 4 hours of golf, the participants heading back inside for awards, cocktails, Hor’ dourves and a raffle. A fun time was had by all. For photos of this great annual event, see page 22. 2013 GOLF TOURNAMENT RESULTS Winners 1st Place – Net Score Jay Alperin, Kevin McCarty, Joe Taverite & Don Musgard 2nd Place – Net Score Bill Feely, John Didonato, Mary Ellen Concitis & Tracy McCuthen 3rd Place – Net Score Stephen Garber, Dennis Farrar & Jeannine Farrar 1st Place – Gross Score Jim Graham, Rick Konsavage, Andy Berger & Bob McGary 2nd Place – Gross Score Mark DeAtley, Russ Williams, Mark Diener & Dan Logan 3rd Place – Gross Score Dan Castrillon, Rob Posillico, John Lapi & John Summers Longest Drive – Tracy McCuthen Straightest Drive – Brian Arrieta Closest to the Pin – Bob Dunwoody & Howard Silverstein

Z list of amenities for the entire wedding, and enough entertainment packed in a few miles to keep everyone from the grooms and groomsmen, to grandma and grandpa, far away from boredom. Each month the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) embarks on a marketing campaign to highlight local merchants from Delray Beach’s trendy East Atlantic Avenue and Pineapple Grove. Local restaurants have been showcased, along with salons and spas, and those two groups of businesses have thrived. Back on Sunday, April 28, the DDA debuted a oncea-year opportunity for engaged couples titled “I Do!” In Delray which turned out to be a bridal wave of information. Billed as an exclusive, luxury bridal event for the modern sophisticated bride with style and passion, the event didn’t disappoint. Hundreds, including couples, wedding and event planners and even vendors, checked out their peers. “Everything went so well with ‘I Do!’ In Delray that I’m almost 100 percent sure it will become an annual event,” said Laura Simon, associate director of the Downtown Development Authority. Simon and the DDA worked closely with the Victoria DeSilvio Group, a luxury weddings, special events, corporate affairs and wedding and event planner, and Hyatt Place Pineapple Grove’s sales department to make the event a winner. Ryan Boylston, the creative force and owner behind Futuristic Woo introduced Victoria DeSilvio to Simon at the DDA last year and from there the bridal show began to take shape. “The DDA has Continued on page 25

From L-R: Larry Kobren (Board Member), John Crean (CCE,GM,COO), Rhonda Jenkins and family, Nathan Metzger (Board Member) Eric Bershad (Board Member), Eileen Sands (Board Member), Judy Metzger (Wife to Nathan Metzger)

Hospital worker moves into dream home

Home is the second underwritten by Broken Sound Club, totaling $100,000 in donations and 400 volunteer hours BOCA RATON, FL – Demonstrating its long-standing “Community for Community” commitment, Broken Sound Club sponsored the construction of Habitat for Humanity’s most recent South Palm Beach County home with donations of $50,000 and more than 200 volunteer hours from staff members. The keys to the home were presented by Habitat For Humanity leadership and Broken Sound Club members and staff to new homeowner Rhonda Jenkins with her daughter Rashema and granddaughter Kei’jah alongside her at a dedication ceremony yesterday at the new house located at 126 Ocean Breeze Circle in Boynton Beach. With the completion of both a one-story

home in Delray Beach (in 2011) and this onestory Boynton Beach home, Broken Sound Club has donated $100,000 and 400 staff volunteer hours to the Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County Village in the spirit of one community making life better for another. “Habitat For Humanity’s important work makes a world of difference to families in our area,” said John Crean, CCE, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Broken Sound Club. “We are all excited to help realize yet another family’s dream of having a home to call their own.” For Rhonda Jenkins, owning her own home is a dream she’s been working toward for several Continued on page 19

GIVING BACK BRIAN ROSEN: A MAN ABOUT TOWN By Jamie Salen The Pineapple Staff Writer

“Life without industry is guilt; industry without art is brutality.” – John Rushkin Brian Rosen is a man about town. You can find him at the local coffee shops in the mornings, standing with clients in front of the latest vacant building downtown in the afternoon, and cheering with the crowd in the evenings at whatever community arts event might be on the calendar. It is safe to say this “Delray Beacher” is a dedicated community member.

I stumbled upon Delray Beach and couldn’t believe such a perfect place was only an hour’s drive from where I grew up.” - Brian Rosen

As is the purpose of this monthly column, let’s take a deeper look at what brought Rosen here, what has motivated his dedication and what the future of Delray Beach looks like in his eyes. A native of South Florida, Rosen was raised in Miami and discovered Delray Beach

for the first time in 2001 when his firm was tasked with managing the shopping center on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Military Trail. When his next career move landed him at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Service in Fort Lauderdale, Rosen took the opportunity to say goodbye to Miami. Looking for a closer commute, he became a Delray Beach resident. “Like so many others who call Delray Beach home, I stumbled upon the town and couldn’t believe such a perfect place was only an hour’s drive from where I grew up,” explains Rosen. “I come from a family of artists and was immediately impressed with the city’s mission to foster economic growth through the arts and knew I wanted to be involved,” he adds. Rosen got his opportunity to join the ranks of the art community’s inner circle on a chance encounter with, then CRA employee Alyona Ushe, while participating in Leadership Delray through the Chamber of Commerce. In the process of working with the CRA and the city to create the Arts Garage, Ushe recognized Rosen’s passion for the arts and dedication to the community, and asked him to join the young Creative City Collaborative Executive Board.

Having been involved with Pineapple Grove since making his first real estate deal downtown for the Delray Camera Shop, Rosen had shared Ushe’s vision for a thriving performing arts and fine arts community in the growing downtown neighborhood on the north side of Atlantic Ave. Rosen now had his golden opportunity to fuse his expertise in commercial real estate with his passion for the arts. “I have been able to advise current and potential business Continued on page 19

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owners in the area, and help them to make smart choices for themselves and the city,” says Rosen. His expertise proved a valuable asset during the recent negotiations between the Creative City Collaborative and the Delray Beach City Commission over the ownership of the property at the corner of NE 2nd Ave and NE 1st Street in Pineapple Grove, currently occupied by the Arts Garage. Under the original agreement, the property owned by the city, would act as only a temporary home for the non-profit gallery and performing arts venue that had amassed an impressive following of dedicated patrons and attracted the attention of critics around the country. Rosen, along with fellow executive board member, Bob Schmier, championed the interests of the Arts Garage during negotiations with city commissioners over the sale. Rosen represented both the Creative City Collaborative and Schmier, who had promised to buy the property himself in order to give the Arts Garage a window of time to raise the funds needed to purchase their space. “When it looked like a law firm would end up occupying the property, we thought it would be the wrong move for the city,” explains Rosen. “That property is the bridge between Pineapple Grove and Atlantic Avenue and having a business that would be dark at night could mean moving the development of the area in the wrong direction.” The issue was resolved when the

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City of Delray Beach granted the Creative City Collaborative time to raise the capital needed to purchase the Arts Garage. Beyond his efforts as an executive board member for the Creative City Collaborative, Rosen is also an active member of the Pineapple Grove Arts District Board and has been recognized for his efforts to clean up the area known as Artist Alley. With his experience in commercial real estate, he works closely to secure buy-in from local business owners and landlords for further development of the area. “I have been lucky because I love what I do and I have been able to use my skills, not only to build a fulfilling career, but to be a part of the growth and improvement of the community I live in,” says Rosen. His most recent professional accomplishments include the closing of a deal that will bring yet another exciting new attraction to Artist Alley, and he has no plans to stop there. It is hard to believe Rosen still finds time to lounge in his favorite coffee shop or attend community events when he is actively participating as a member of the Parking Advisory Board and a supporter of the Milagro Center, on top of his work in Pineapple Grove, but somehow Rosen makes it look easy. He would say that when you are doing what you enjoy and believe in, it is hardly work. Without people like Rosen laboring behind the scenes, Delray Beach would not be what is today, or what it will surely become tomorrow.

FINANCIAL LITERACY = SMART MONEY HABITS April was Financial Literacy Month. Colleen Hasey Schuhmann, Financial Advisor with UBS Financial Services in Boca Raton, spoke to the 4th through 8th grade students at St. Vincent Ferrer School, for the 4th consecutive year, to teach them about smart money habits such as setting financial goals, ways to properly use credit cards, and how to use a budget. Children are never too young to learn good habits with their money. Schuhmann, whose children attend the school, is passionate about teaching financial literacy to the next generation. She is shown here with her son Matthew after speaking to his 4th grade class at St. Vincent School in Delray Beach about smart money habits.

years. A mother of two, Rhonda currently lives with her daughter Rashema, 24, and granddaughter Kei’jah, 4. The family has lived in Section 8 housing in Lake Worth for the past 10 years, where their two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment is subsidized by the government. When Kei’jah joined the family in 2008, space became tight and Rashema and Kei’jah were forced to share a room. Despite living in Lake Worth, Rhonda met the Habitat For Humanity South Palm Beach County affiliate’s residency requirements because she has worked at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach for the past 15 years. As a Unit Coordinator, she had plenty of experience with volunteers prior to ever stepping foot on a Habitat build site. “I am so excited about being able to purchase a home for the first time in my life,” said Jenkins. “I have no problem with taking the necessary steps to accomplish the dream that I have always wanted to come true.” Prior to applying to the Habitat for Humanity homeownership program, Rhonda worked closely with Credit Counselors of North America to improve her financial outlook. Her hard work paid off when she was accepted into the program as a prospective homeowner in October 2011. As Rhonda began her sweat equity hours, it became obvious that it was important to her to earn her home on her own. The affiliate’s sweat equity policy would have allowed Rhonda to recruit family and friends to contribute up to 40% of her sweat equity hours, but she resolved to earn them all herself. She credits her parents for her tremendous work ethic. Rhonda also used the sweat equity experience to become more active in the community, earning some of her hours at other local nonprofits, including the Caring Kitchen in Delray Beach. “When this project is over for me, I will give back what others have given to me and that is helping others to receive the same thing,” Jenkins said. “It has truly been a blessing for me.” “Homeownership provides a stable

From L-R: (BSC Employees) Rodrigo Molina, Deroy Chand, Dianne Hart, Maria Gibson, John Crean, Maureen Schreiber, Roberto Pena, Maria, Brad Mair

foundation for a child to live and grow,” said Michael Campbell, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity. “Having the support from Broken Sound Club allows us to continue to share the great opportunity of giving back to a community of people in need. Those who have more are willing to share with those who have less. Broken Sound is truly a giving and caring community.” Campbell shared that after Broken Sound Club’s underwriting of its first Habitat For Humanity home in Delray Beach, Crean drafted and sent a letter inviting all other gated county club communities in Palm Beach County to share the importance and meaning of “paying it forward” via “community for community” sponsorship. Campbell noted that Crean’s letter generated the attention that resulted in the underwriting of three more homes by area country club communities. For more information on Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County, headquartered at 181 SE 5th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483, visit, call 561-819-6070, or email For more information on Broken Sound Club, its residential villages and club membership program, visit or brokensoundliving or contact Maureen Schreiber, Director of Membership at (561) 241-6820 or Maureen_Schreiber@

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“Matching People With Properties”

Bel Lido ~ Highland Beach $1,520,000

Cannery Row ~ $700,000

Olde Village Pointe ~ $629,000

165’ of dockable space with sweeping southeast water views. Light & airy 3 BR, 3 BA pool home with a 2 car garage. 2,700 sq. ft. of living area with marble and tile floors, luxurious master suite and deeded beach access. Sue Tauriello, 561-441-4200

Built in 2012, this 3 BR, 3½ BA tri-level townhome with a 2 car garage is ideally situated overlooking the pool. 2,699 sq. ft. of living area. Hurricane impact windows and many upgrades throughout. 3 blocks to Atlantic Avenue. Tania Agran, 561-376-1010

This spectacular 3 BR, 3½ BA Intracoastal condominium shows like a model! A split bedroom plan featuring ensuite bedrooms, Brazilian cherry wood floors and covered porch with an Intracoastal view! Terri Berman, 561-445-2929

Seagate Towers ~ $565,000

Downtown Delray Beach ~ $480,000

North Swinton Avenue~ $389,000

Stunning decorators own renovation throughout. Enjoy water views both north and south from this 2 BR, 2 BA third floor center unit with 2 balconies, plus hurricane and impact protection. Many beautiful upgrades. Pat Callnan, 561-703-6918

70’ x 132’ Vacant Lot. An ideal location across from City Hall and the Tennis Center. One block off Swinton/Atlantic intersection. Perfect for professional office or duplex townhomes. Francisco Perez-Azua, 561-702-0028.

Just Listed! 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath single family home with 1,600 sq. ft. of living area and a fenced back yard. Newer windows, roof and A/C, plus an updated kitchen. Just minutes to downtown Delray and the beach. Cheran Marek, 561-870-8855

Close To The Beach ~ $349,900

Del-Ida Park ~ Delray Beach $349,000

Delray Beach Club Condominiums $329,000

Charming 2 BR, 1 BA Delray Beach home with a 1 BR, 1 BA attached apartment, each with a private fenced back yard. An ideal location, east of Federal Highway. Well maintained and close to downtown. Laura Gallagher, 561-441-6111

Charming 2 BR, 1 BA cottage situated on a large, private lot. Lots of room to expand or convert to office space. OSSHAD zoning. Walk to the shops and restaurants on Atlantic Avenue. Laura Gallagher, 561-441-6111.

Open and bright 2 BR, 2 BA southeast corner unit on the sixth floor offering outstanding Ocean and Intracoastal views. Very spacious living area with custom mirrors. Beach access and community pool. Linda Welch, 561-951-6433

Sherwood Forest ~ 10th Fairway $308,000

Valencia Court ~ Delray Beach $223,000

Limetree Court ~ $106,000

Spacious 3 BR, plus den and loft, 2½ BA two story golf course home with a 2 car garage. 2,200 sq. ft. of living area with a first floor master suite. Eat-in kitchen with newer appliances. Beautiful golf course views. Judy Sartor, 561-445-6009

Very private and exclusive community to build your dream home! This gated, 6 home subdivision off Germantown Road is already ⅔ complete with 4,000+ sq. ft. homes. Perfect for a courtyard home. Francisco Perez-Azua, 561-702-0028

Well maintained 2 BR, 2 BA single story villa in a 55+ Boynton Beach community. Interior features include new ceramic tile floors and plantation shutters throughout, an eat-in kitchen with stack washer & dryer, plus a covered porch with hurricane shutters. Linda Welch, 561-951-6433

Delray Colonial ~ $79,000

Palm Greens ~ Delray Beach $72,900

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Very desirable 1 BR, 1 BA end unit on the first floor, just steps to the pool. Move right in ~ newer kitchen cabinets and countertops, freshly painted interior, ample storage, new tile and new A/C. This 55+ co-op is close to the beach and downtown! Stacey Hamilton, 561-441-4681

Neat and clean 2 BR, 2 BA single story condominium with an enclosed porch and open patio. Tastefully decorated, eat-in kitchen, stack washer & dryer. 55+ community with clubhouse, pool and tennis. Stacey Hamilton, 561-441-4681

Enjoy amazing views the minute you enter this 2 BR, 2 BA southeastern corner penthouse with impact glass and a 24’ x 13’ outside deck. 1 assigned parking space. Fully furnished and turn-key. $5,500 per month. Tania Agran, 561-376-1010

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biz briefs THE CHESTERFIELD PALM BEACH WELCOMES NATALIE LE CLERC AS NEW GENERAL MANAGER The Chesterfield Palm Beach is pleased to announce that Natalie Le Clerc has been named as the boutique hotel’s new General Manager. Francine Boissonneault, who has been with The Chesterfield Palm Beach since 1992, is taking on a new role as Executive Director. Le Clerc comes from New South Wales in Australia and is a professional hotelier with more than two decades of experience. Commenting on her new position, Le Clerc stated: “I am thrilled to be joining The Chesterfield Palm Beach and to be part of the fantastic Chesterfield GM Natalie Le Clerc team here. Our intimate hotel is known for its fine service, and I look forward to welcoming guests and ensuring that every request is fulfilled with the warmth and care.” Le Clerc’s experience spans several countries, including her homeland of Australia, the UK, Europe, and Indonesia. She holds a diploma of travel from Sydney’s Traveland College, and this, together with her prior positions in the tourism and hospitality industry, has served her well in the industry. Natalie has worked as a Senior Executive for The Red Carnation Hotel Collection since 2008. According to Jonathan Raggett, Managing Director for The Red Carnation Hotel Collection: “We are absolutely delighted to be welcoming Natalie as the General Manager for The Chesterfield Palm Beach. She has proven herself a wonderful hotelier in everything she does, and we are excited about the talent and energy she will bring to Palm Beach.” For more information contact The Chesterfield Palm Beach at 800.243.7871,, or visit online at DELRAY BEACH ARTS, INC. ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP FOR ANNUAL DELRAY BEACH ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE DELRAY BEACH, FL - Delray Beach Arts, Inc. announced that the Annual Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day parade will now be managed by a new company - Code 3 Events, Inc. and will be led by, fire fighters John Fischer, Traci Moore and Roberto M’Causland. Delray Beach Arts, Inc. has managed the annual parade for five years and has overseen the parade’s phenomenal growth. The parade now draws over 150,000 spectators to downtown Delray Beach and has a Total Industry Economic Impact of over $3,500,000. Nancy Stewart-Franczak attributes the growth of the parade to the inclusion of an international fire fighter theme that was adopted three years ago. Stewart-Franczak states, “Three years ago, we implemented the International Firefighter & EMS Appreciation theme for the parade and invited Captain John Fischer to spread the word through all of his fire service contacts. The response he generated was huge. To date fire fighters and fire service pipes & drum bands from Dublin Ireland, Canada, Australia, Belgium and all across the continental United States have traveled to Delray Beach to participate in our parade. This has had a tremendously positive effect on local families that now bring their children to enjoy the civic beauty of this.” Fire fighters, John Fischer and Traci Moore have taken the firefighter theme and coordinated the solicitation and hospitality of the visiting firefighters over the last three years. They are the principles in the new company. Stewart-Franczak continues, “Our wish is to see the parade continue for many years and with John and Traci’s dedication and leadership we know the parade’s success will only continue to grow”. For information about the Annual Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day parade contact the Professional Firefighters and Paramedics of Palm Beach County (561) 969-0729.

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RFQ FOR DEVELOPMENT SERVICES The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (“CRA”) is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide the following services associated with redevelopment projects: fiscal analysis, market analysis, development of pro forma, and related services on a continuing contract basis. Projected redevelopment projects are to be completed in conjunction with the City of Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Plan, and related Redevelopment and Neighborhood Plans, and projects for which construction costs generally exceed $500,000.00. Depending upon the qualifications of the firms, and at the CRA Board’s sole discretion, the CRA may enter into contracts with up to three consultants for the project development review services. Subject to CRA Board approval, the term of each contract with each firm may be for one three year term, with an option for up to three one year extensions, subject to annual budgeting and appropriations. Each submitting firm shall submit five (5) copies of their submittal as well as an electronic version (PDF) of the entire proposal (additional copies may be requested from short listed firms). The CRA will not accept a proposal that is submitted by electronic mail or facsimile. All proposals shall be submitted, no later than 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 addressed to: Jeff Costello Delray Beach CRA Assistant Director 20 N. Swinton Avenue Delray Beach, FL 33444 Phone: (561) 276-8640 Fax: (561) 276-8558

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Attesting to the value of the information found in his new eBook, Jeff Klein’s Mobile Marketing: Successful Strategies for Today’s Mobile Economy hit #1 on Amazon for the web marketing category in near record time. Klein announced the web marketing eBook on April 16th as a business tool that “provides small businesses analysis and insight into the dominant role mobile marketing is playing in the lives of consumers.” Just a few days later, it was an Amazon best seller. Mobile Marketing: Successful Strategies for Today’s Mobile Economy grants the reader unique insights into mobile marketing and provides specific strategies that business owners can employ to make sure they are making the mobile transition. Klein discusses important aspects of mobile marketing and the impact it can have on business, especially when creatively applied to gain a competitive edge. “I’m very excited to announce the publication of my first book Mobile Marketing: Successful Strategies for Today’s Mobile Economy. The book provides small businesses analysis and insight into the dominant role mobile marketing is playing in the lives of consumers,” Klein stated on his blog. “This mobile strategy guide will give you everything you need to get started in mobile marketing. Not only does it define the necessary terms to know, but I show you how they’re actually working in real businesses.” Local marketing expert, author, and business coach Brian Anderson was delighted to write the foreword for Mobile Marketing:

Successful Strategies for Today’s Mobile Economy. “Jeff Klein is a renowned mobile marketing consultant serving a predominately small business client base across the United States. I’ve had the pleasure to work with Jeff on numerous occasions over the last three years, taking great pride in sharing strategies and best practices on a regular basis,” said Anderson. For more information email Klein at

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FAU PRESIDENT MARY JANE SAUNDERS RESIGNS AFTER CONTROVERSIES Courtesy, Kevin Gale, Editor in Chief South Florida Business Journal Saying that recent controversies “have been significant and distracting,” Mary Jane Saunders has resigned as president of Florida Atlantic University after only three years in office. FAU experienced controversies after agreeing a naming rights deal for its stadium from Geo Group of Boca Raton and a mass communications professor questioning realities surrounding the Newtown, Conn., shootings and Boston Marathon bombings. Saunders had many supporters in the business community and received the largest applause from the audience when she recently took the stage to accept one of 10 South Florida Business Journal Ultimate CEO Awards. Protesters dogged Saunders over the stadium decision, which was subsequently rescinded. At one point a student who didn’t get out of the way was bumped by a mirror on Saunder’s car as she was backing out of a parking spot. There is no doubt the recent controversies have been significant and distracting to all members of the University community. The issues and the fiercely negative media coverage have forced me to reassess my position Mary Jane Saunders as the President of FAU. I must make choices that are the best for the University, me and my family,” Saunders said in a statement posted on the university’s website. However, Saunders also said she had accomplished goals to expand the excellence at the university. She will return to a faculty position and be assigned a special research project – to assess the feasibility of developing a physician’s assistant program at FAU, the university said. Dennis Crudele, FAU’s senior vice president for finance and administration, is now the acting president of the university and an interim president is expected to be in place this fall, FAU Board of Trustees Chairman Anthony K. G. Barbar said. He expects a search committee to be formed this fall. Barbar said he accepted Saunder’s resignation with regret: “The Board respects your desire to return to the faculty, a decision we know you made in the best interest of the University.”

As the bonsai garden grows, volunteers at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden grow with it. Herb Gottlieb, was honored with the Director’s Volunteer Hall of Fame Award – the highest volunteer recognition by Palm Beach County – after dedicating almost 20 years of service to the museum. Gottlieb began his volunteer work at the gardens in 1985 and even worked alongside garden designer Hoichi Kurisu as he built the recognizable Morikami waterfalls. At 94, Gottlieb still leads tour groups through the Morikami and shares his knowledge on the park he’s watched develop from the beginning. From left to right: Eric Call (Director, Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation), Herb Gottlieb, Lillian Gottlieb (Herb’s wife), Jennifer Cirillo (Assistant Director, Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation) & Jon Herrick (Director of Special Facilities, Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation.)

The Max Group acquires control of Max’s Harvest BOCA RATON, FL –Dennis Max and Fred Stampone, partners in The Max Group, announced they have acquired control of Max’s Harvest through a purchase of the ownership interest held by its original investor. The Max Group has been the managing partner of the award-winning Delray Beach restaurant since its inception in 2011. Patrick Broadhead, Executive Chef and Partner in The Max Group, continues to oversee the culinary direction of Max’s Harvest as he mentors Chef James Kampper and General Manager, Peter Stampone. The restaurant has received numerous accolades, including Best Restaurant in Palm Beach County in 2012 by the New Times Broward/Palm Beach. Max’s Harvest continues to expand its network of local farmers who produce the highest-quality, sustainable ingredients for the eatery’s farm-to-fork cuisine. Underscoring the success of Max’s Harvest, Max and Stampone are actively seeking to expand the brand to new locations in Florida and other East Coast markets. In addition, they announced progress in their plans to move forward with their new concept, Max’s Fresh, which they describe as a “premium fast casual evolution of Max’s Harvest.” Plans

to open three to five Max’s Fresh locations in key trade areas in the eastern U.S. beginning in 2014 are progressing. The fast casual concept will promote affordable, high-quality culinary offerings utilizing locally-sourced and naturally-grown ingredients. Max’s Harvest is located in historic Pineapple Grove at 169 NE 2nd Avenue in Delray Beach. For more information, visit

Restaurateur Dennis Max, one of the region’s most successful culinary entrepreneurs, helped redefine South Florida cuisine in the 1980’s with groundbreaking restaurants such as Café Max, Max’s Place and Maxaluna. Credited with bringing Californiastyle, new American cuisine to South Florida diners, at its peak, Max’s Unique Restaurant Concepts operated 17 restaurants. Today, The Max Group operates its signature Max’s Grille in Boca Raton and Max’s Harvest in Delray Beach and is working on unveiling its new concept, Max’s Fresh, in 2014.

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Chamber of Commerce Grand Openings and Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Tuesday, June 4 • 5pm - 7pm Dr. G’s Weight Loss 300 George Bush Blvd

May 29, 2013 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, June 12 • 5pm - 7pm Buca di Beppo Boynton Beach Mall Fresh, authentic Italian food served family style. Visit for appetizers and a cocktail. Stay for dinner at a discounted rate.

June 4, 2013 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Non-Profit Council Luncheon At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, June 13 • 5pm - 7pm Mint Fit 111 E Atlantic Avenue (Previously Gym 111) 5pm Ribbon Cutting followed by Contacts & Cocktails

June 12, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Chairman’s Club Monthly Luncheon June 13, 2013 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM Contacts & Cocktails & Grand Opening of Mint Fit (Formerly the Gym 111) at Gym 111 June 17, 2013 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Budget & Finance Committee At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce June 19, 2013 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Leadership Delray Day - Class of 2012-13 June 19, 2013 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Law of the Garbage Truck Leadership Luncheon at Abbey Delray June 21, 2013 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Government Affairs Committee At Delray Beach Center for the Arts (formerly Old School Square) June 21, 2013 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Executive Committee Meeting of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

June 22, 2013 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Seek In The City Scavenger Hunt Location: City of Delray Beach June 25, 2013 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Economic Development Committee At Delray Beach Center for the Arts (formerly Old School Square) June 26, 2013 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce July 10, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Chairman’s Club Monthly Luncheon July 11, 2013 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM Contacts & Cocktails (formerly known as Business Card Exchanges) At Duncan Conference Center



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When the job brings you to tears By Andrea Hoffer Special to The Pineapple Recently, I’ve met quite a few women who tell me they cry regularly because of their job. These are well educated professional women in their forties and fifties. When I ask them to tell me about what triggers this emotion, most of them tell me it is the treatment they receive on a regular basis from their supervisor or sometimes even a co-worker. I’ve worked with many individuals and groups to help them understand the work behavior of others. Sometimes a challenging boss is misunderstood as overly critical. The team member may feel they are not appreciated by the boss when he questions all of her ideas. The employee may even feel concern for her job while the boss just wants to make sure all output is successful and accurate. This is a common theme in the work world. We all have different motivations and fears that drive us and those are expressed by the way we behave and communicate in our everyday responsibilities. Conflict may occur when two or more people approach work differently. I have found great success working with teams and individuals using a behavioral assessment called DiSC. While workplace conflict may cause a high level of stress for the people involved, I sensed that these women were talking about something more. I asked more questions and was amazed at what I heard. All of these women had supervisors or co-workers who not only criticized them regularly, but berated them with demeaning language and tone. This created a very toxic environment for these women to work. I began to understand why they made it a daily practice to cry at the end of their day. I tried to understand the motivation of the supervisors who are regularly speaking down to their team members. Is it because they have a lot pressure on them from above to perform? Or, maybe their supervisors speak that way to them and they are just managing the way they learned. My true question is, does it work? Does yelling at your employee and calling them names motivate them to perform at a higher level? It may in the short term. I have seen management by fear produce the desired results in rare cases, but have never seen it work in the long term. I suspect that the desired results could have been achieved at a higher level had the manager’s approach been different. Managing employees is never easy. We all make mistakes on a daily basis. There can be some really high stakes involved for a manager or business owner if an employee doesn’t perform to the expected level. Everyday I ask myself, “Did I do right by my employees today?” If I didn’t get the results I wanted from one or more of my employees, what could I have done differently? Did I provide them with all of the resources they need to perform at the high level I expect? Did i give them the room they need to perform and empower them to do so? Do we have the same expectations of results? If we don’t, how do I help them find a home where they will be happy and successful? Is that home

in my organization in a new position or is it somewhere else? I once received some advice from a colleague I highly respect who said in any conversation you want to make sure all parties walk away feeling respected. How do we, as supervisors, discuss poor performance with our employees yet make sure they leave the conversation with their dignity in tack? Here are a few pointers: • Recognize good performance often. That way when you do need to give constructive feedback, your employees won’t feel like that is only thing they hear from you. • Use a new Oreo approach. The Oreo approach where you start with positive feedback, sandwich in the constructive feedback, and finish with positive feedback has been used for years. I’d like to suggest a slight change on this approach. Cookie - Start by recognizing something the employee is doing well. Instead of brushing over this, discuss it for moment. Ask the employee what he or she contributes to their success in that area. For example, if the employee is an administrative assistant who always gets projects done in a timely matter, ask her what techniques she uses to keep on task. Middle - Next, bring up the area you need to see improved. Maybe she comes in late to work regularly which means your office is not opened on time. Explain the results of her behavior and how it affects the overall business. Now, relate the techniques she described that work for her in other areas to the behavior you need to see changed. Cookie - End with a written plan of the steps the employee is going to take to improve. Many times this requires a commitment on your part as well, such as additional training. Sometimes the traditional Oreo approach makes the positive feedback sound forced and not genuine. We also get caught up in making sure we sandwich the constructive feedback in positive comments, that the intended message of what needs improvement gets lost. This alternative approach recognizes the employee’s value, points out areas for improvement, and asks the employee to commit to a plan to improve their performance. The next time you get frustrated with an employee’s performance, ask yourself if you are taking that frustration out on the employee or are you helping them to find a way to be successful. Andrea Hoffer brings a unique perspective to consulting and training. A small business owner with 35 employees herself, she knows first hand the everyday challenges of motivating employees, exceeding customer expectations, and meeting business and revenue goals. Contact Andrea to help you improve the experience you offer your customers and employees. 561-829-5611 andrea@

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Jennifer Kilpatrick Providing exceptional real estate experiences with insight, innovation and integrity. ULTRA-LUXURIOUS TROPICAL HIDEAWAY ON 2.4 ACRES Serenity Point. The epitome of privacy, the luxuriously renovated lakefront 12,194 SF estate embodies the essence of contemporary elegance, with the most high-tech features and incredible views. Located in Forbes ranked Top10 Community Le Lac, in heart of Boca Raton. $5.999M Jennifer Kilpatrick 561.573.2573

TOWN & COUNTRY ESTATE LIVING AT ITS FINEST Boca Raton, minutes from the finest shopping, an inviting drive down past 5 horse paddocks to 6 BR, 5 bath estate, created by architects Slattery & Root. The estate is the epitome of modern Florida living with sparkling poolside oasis and 5 acres of finest equestrian facilities. $3.5M Jennifer Kilpatrick 561.573.2573

8.95+ACRES IN OCEAN RIDGE Less the one-half mile south of the Boynton Beach Inlet, this unique opportunity on the barrier island is found in the quaint and beautiful seaside town of Ocean Ridge, Florida. With over 450 feet of direct intracoastal frontage, this rare parcel of land is nestled between the Intracoastal and A1A (behind Ocean Ridge Town Hall and Inlet Cay) across from Boynton Beach’s Harbor & Marina project. $2.5M Jennifer Kilpatrick 561.573.2573 FULLY RENOVATED TOWNHOME ON A1A Delray Beach. Located on the corner of A1A & George Bush Blvd, CambriaCrest is a 6 unit private gated enclave. Built by architect Bill Weitsma,this contemporary classic has been fully renovated with tasteful finishes,like velvet finished granite, Grohe fixtures, warm cherry solid bamboofloors, and herringbone tumbled marble. Great beach value at $925K. Jennifer Kilpatrick 561.573.2573

BEST OF OLD AND NEW DELRAY, 8 BLOCKS FROM ATLANTIC Quintessential East Delray Charmer preserves all the details of a Historic Samuel Ogren Home. Enjoy the close proximity to Downtown from this charming 3/2 pool home, 1 mile to the beach in sought after Historic Swinton neighborhood. Veranda with gorgeous pool. $895k. Jennifer Kilpatrick 561.573.2573

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medical GENESIS COMMUNITY HEALTH EXPANDS INTO SOUTH COUNTY New offices to serve southern Palm Beach County and northern Broward residents

Boynton Beach – After four years treating and serving patients from its Boynton Beach clinic off Woolbright Road, Genesis Community Health is branching out with a new satellite location in Delray Beach. The two-room treatment space is being made available within the South County Mental Center (SCMHC), 16158 South Military Trail, as a way to offer patients a convenient healthcare hub. Beginning June 10, three Genesis full-time staff members will offer basic wellness services, preventative screenings and referral information for all family members from its new offices.

Pictured: Marcia Gilkes, ARNP, GNP-BC; Executive Director DeAnna Warren, and Juan Amado, ARNP, FNP-BC

“South County Mental Health Center is excited to have Genesis Community Health partner with us to bring together a comprehensive, cost effective health care initiative,” said Joseph S. Speicher, SCMHC Chief Executive Officer. The South County Mental Center and Genesis Community Health offices will be housed separately and clearly designated for

patients seeking specific assistance. “Genesis Community Health is excited to be in Delray Beach, so we can become the ‘medical home’ for a new group of families,” said DeAnna Warren, executive director of Genesis. “We are aiming to see about 100 patients a month for preventative screenings, tests and treatments. Just a few of our screenings check for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. These services are offered in a medical, confidential environment with highly trained doctors and nurses who residents can trust.” Genesis Community Health’s primary location at 564 E. Woolbright Road, Boynton Beach is one of 219 health centers across the country that received Affordable Care Act funding in June 2012 to help expand access to care for more than 1.25 million additional patients and create approximately 5,640 jobs nationwide. Genesis is a Florida 501 c3 non-profit organization created to promote and provide health care to people of all economic levels, with special sensitivity to the needs of economically disadvantaged people of diverse cultural backgrounds in and around Palm Beach County. Genesis is an access point of care for patients who traditionally do not have adequate access to the health care system. Genesis is currently funded through the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Quantum Foundation. Genesis was formed in 2009 in response to a community needs assessment conducted by a consulting group that identified Boynton Beach as an area of need and that there was a severe lack of access to primary care for residents. This need was based upon evaluation of services available, high incidence of poverty and uninsured in the area, and high usage of the emergency room for primary care services. For more information, call 561-7356553 or visit

Tenet Florida Physician Services welcomes Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute to Tri-County Network WEST PALM BEACH FL – Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS), a multispecialty physician group serving MiamiDade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, opens the Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute (PBNI) to diagnose and treat neurological, neurovascular and neurosurgical disorders. The 8,000 square-foot Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute includes a team of highly skilled neurologists, adult and pediatric neurosurgeons, interventional neurologists and epileptologists as well as on-site diagnostic, rehabilitation, and research centers. As part of The Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute’s effort to provide comprehensive care, various specialists and subspecialists will be rotating through the facility to provide complimentary care. Neurological, neurovascular and neurological conditions including brain

aneurysms, dementia, epilepsy, head trauma, degenerative spinal diseases, migraines and headaches, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and stroke are just some of the neurological ailments treated at the Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute. On-site capabilities include MRI, physical therapy, EEG, EMG, IV infusion, epidural injections and other procedures under fluoroscopy. This includes an exceptional multi-purpose physical therapy room staffed with a fulltime physical therapist. For more information on the Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute call 561882-6214. Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute is located at 901 Village Blvd., in West Palm Beach. For more information about Tenet Florida Physician Services, log on to www.

The Pap Corps Donates $3.6 Million to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Resounding applause filled the ballroom of the Boca West County Club as the president of The Pap Corps, JoAnne Goldberg, presented officials from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center with a check for $3.6 million. This represents one year of fundraising for the organization, and it topped last year’s donation by $400,000. Since 1952, members and friends have donated over $46 million. The Pap Corps is the largest allvolunteer organization in the United States

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dedicated solely to funding research on ALL Types of cancer. “I am so proud of all of you,” Goldberg said to the hundreds of volunteers at the event. “With your dedication and support we surpassed our goal!” These yearly, multi-million dollar donations are possible thanks to the outstanding, tireless work of the tens of thousands of Pap Corps volunteers throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Critical research is necessary to discover and create breakthrough treatments for ALL Types of cancer in men, women and children. “One in three Americans is touched by cancer,” said W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Sylvester/UMHC. “It is difficult to escape cancer’s reach. But we can change those statistics. Working together I know it can be done.” To join or donate to The Pap Corps, please visit

GRADES 7-12 WHO WANT TO MAKE IT BIG IN BUSINESS NOW! BOCA RATON, FL – Applications are now being accepted for the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce’s 2013-2014 Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) that empowers South Florida students entering grades 7-12 to start their own small business from the ground up, with instruction, inspiration and mentorship from local business leaders. YEA! is a groundbreaking educational program – held in collaboration with the Florida Atlantic University College of Business’ Adams Center for Entrepreneurship and The Golden Bell Scholarship Fund – that takes students through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. Students work in close cooperation with local leaders of industry, community members, and educators to develop ideas and objectives, write business plans, pitch potential investors, obtain funding, register with governmental agencies, develop their brand identity and more. By the end of the class, students own and operate fully functioning businesses that can be carried on after graduation. “YEA! helps students embrace their passion, energy, creativity and talents, launch a venture, and view entrepreneurship as synonymous with success and freedom,” noted Beth Johnston, Executive Vice President of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce who has served as Director of the YEA! Program. “What is most exciting about this program is that young people begin the YEA! class as students and end as CEOs of their own businesses. They learn and feel the exhilaration of making a job—not just taking a job…long before they even enter college.” Students must be creative, energetic and interested in entrepreneurship. Weekly classes are located at the Florida Atlantic University College of Business’ Adams Center for Entrepreneurship from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. The 2013-2014 class kicks off in September and ends in early May. Applications are now available online at, and must be postmarked on or before June 15th. The selection process, which requires an interview, is competitive; with admission limited to 24 students and granted on a rolling basis, applicants are urged to apply early. Applications will be accepted until such time as the class cap is achieved. Tuition is $395; scholarships are available based on need and merit. Johnston noted that this year’s YEA! student enterprises ranged from a teen photography business, an air-conditioning filters company, an environmentally conscious school fundraising program, a UV cutlery kit that sanitizes utensils in between usages, to websites that sell lacrosse and soccer gear, a soon-to-be patented product for baseball players and a blended aerobics/yoga/ meditation fitness program to science fair kit company, an online yearbook ad creation program, hair bow company, an educational game and an online nonprofit teacher/ public portal assist in raising funds for music instruments in schools. Boca Raton resident and sophomore at Pine Crest School Bronsen Bloom, who founded the nonprofit Musical Cares ( to offset the costs of providing music in education, was chosen as Boca’s “Saunders Scholar SemiFinalist” by a panel of judges for an all-

expense paid trip to Rochester, NY becoming a finalist representing the Boca Chamber and competing with the other YEA! locations around the country (41 of them). Students hailed from several local area schools, including Boca Raton Middle School, Eagles Landing Middle School, A.D. Henderson University School, Spanish River High School, Boca Raton Community High School, Coral Springs Charter School, Atlantic High School, Pine Crest School, Saint Andrew’s School, Boca Raton Christian School, St. Joan of Arc and Pope John Paul II High School. Two students from the inaugural class are continuing to grow their businesses: The inaugural Boca Raton Chamber’s YEA! class winner – 13-year-old Rebecca Zerbo from Eagles Landing Middle School – won the national competition (competing against 24 other YEA! businesses) with her Positive Pocket nonprofit ( and received a $30,000 college scholarship. This month, Zerbo went from “pocket cards” to launching a Positive Pocket fashion jeans line on KickStarter following its debut at the recent TEDX event. 16-year-old Sam Steiner submitted his SeniorLink Consulting business to the 2013 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge and won first prize this month in the competition’s High School Track. This Saint Andrew’s School sophomore’s affordable service helps senior citizens to stay connected with teens teaching seniors how to use and master the computer. “YEA! is an amazing experience that allowed me to bring my business to the next level,” said Bronson Bloom, CEO of Musical Cares, who participating at the national competition made his nonprofit’s first outof-state donation of musical instruments to Young Women’s College Prep Charter School (YWCP), Rochester’s first and only all-girls, public school, and offers students the opportunity to learn in a single-gender environment where a strong focus is placed on leadership and literacy to achieve its goal of 100% graduation and college enrollment. Justin Bentayou, an 8th grade Eagles Landing Middle School student who is CEO of Pitch Perfect Products, reports that YEA! is “perfect for any creative student ready to make their ideas come to life.” “I would not have been able to start my business without the valuable resources and mentorship provided by the YEA! Program and the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce,” adds Danny Nelson, a senior at Saint Andrew’s School who is CEO of Limelight Illuminations. Seventh grader Rachel Zietz from Pine Crest School, who serves as CEO of lacrosse and soccer gear retailer, confirms “this program allows students to develop their entrepreneurial skills and get help from successful entrepreneurs.” “The Young Entrepreneurs Academy has been an amazing experience and is a great stepping stone toward my future,” said Carly Manzella, Spiritually Fit creator and junior at Boca Raton Community High School. For more information, students and parents should contact Beth Johnston, Boca Chamber Executive Vice President and YEA! Program Director, 561.395.4433 ext. 236 or

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been discussing for two years seriously promoting Downtown Delray Beach as a wedding destination. We began meeting in November discussing the opportunity of hosting a Bridal Show throughout Downtown and showcasing the different venues, restaurants and merchants that cater to weddings. The ‘I Do! In Delray’ was truly a brainstorming idea that was developed in one of the meetings,” said Simon. The DeSilvio Group first organized a Facebook contest at the “I Do! in Delray Facebook page, where brides could write their proposal story for a chance to win a full bar package from Potions In Motion, one of many sponsors at the event. A team of DeSilvio Group women met the brides, grooms and mother-in-laws-to-be, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Hyatt Pineapple Grove. Victoria DeSilvio also served as the show’s producer. For the next eight hours the bridal show parties were led from Hyatt Place over to the Arts Garage, where Potions In Motion showcased their coconut water and coconut rum cocktails. Prime Delray showcased hor d’oeuvres and SoLita Italian Restaurant showcased their private rooms, reception capability and rehearsal dinner options. Donut Divas presented an Oreo cookie fried in Red Velvet Cake Batter. Now that’s what I call an appetizer to die for. The brides and their entourages then went to a Weddings 101 workshop where they attended intimate classes featuring top wedding experts educating brides on how to avoid those camouflaged hidden costs, how to plan their dream weddings, and discover insider secrets and latest trends. One of those experts brought in was Steve Kemble: America’s Sassiest Lifestyle Guru. Kemble came from his hometown of Austin, Texas for the event and emceed the Arts Garage showcase portion and then The Runway in the Crest Theatre, where fashion icon Zola Keller hosted a couture fashion presentation of fabulous wedding gowns. The Arts Garage’s Drew Tucker and In The Grove Hair Studio’s Ian Caven opened

Steve Kemble introduces Johnson & Wales University bride models wearing fashion icon Zola Keller’s (Zola pictured here with Steve) stunning wedding gowns. The Bridal Fashion Show was held at Crest Theatre at Delray Beach Center For The Arts. (Photo by Laura Simon).

up a room at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts where grooms grabbed a couple of beers and caught a Miami Heat Sunday afternoon playoff match-up against the Milwaukee Bucks. Tucker is the artistic director and percussion coach at the Arts Garage, and Caven, a hairdresser offering traditional men’s barber services, sponsored the event with their Bancroft Groom Service which makes sure the groomsmen and groom have everything they need. “That can range from picking up their tux’s and making sure everything’s pressed, to a quick trim while they’re waiting for the wedding. We provide a total groom service,” said Caven. Also featured during the “I Do! In Delray bridal show were world-renown celebrity and wedding hairstylists, and cosalon owners, Peter DeRosa and Mark Hasche, who gave a standing-room-only hair and makeup tutorial to future brides. Then, it was back to the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square for vendor presentations that included everything from The Sundy House as a destination wedding hub to Delray Beach Center for the Arts’ vintage gymnasium as a wedding reception venue. Brides and their group enjoyed everything from travel agencies like Break Time Travel, eager to help with that special honeymoon, to local salons and Mary Kay Cosmetics. Adina’s Cakery was on-hand with tasty wedding cake samples, Eventz Photo

Booth let all the brides and their party try a series of fun photo booth photos, perfect for a wedding or large event. Even Fred Astaire Dance Studio and photographers Photo Mingle, Poirier Photography and Winston Delawar Photography were showcasing their wedding work. “The DDA created a brochure to promote Downtown Delray as a wedding spot or a place to think about for a wedding. We have also designated a page on our website that will be a go to source for brides and wedding planners that are thinking about a Delray Beach wedding. We now come up on their search for Florida Weddings!” Said Simon. Futuristic Woo Designs tied the web marketing and web design together for the I Do! In Delray project, Aroma Espresso provided gourmet coffee and espresso, and the West Palm Beach Marriott gave a night stay away. There was even a neat bird release for brides by White Dove Release. For a complete list of vendors and sponsors visit:

JUNE 2013 • 25 Brides and those in attendance were then taken back to an after party with prizes, cocktails and more hor d’oeuvres at Hyatt Place in Pineapple Grove. Immersed in a café-style party at Hyatt Place, they also enjoyed special prize drawings, live entertainment and refreshments, and each bride was treated to Bride Pride where registered brides receive a Luxe Swag Bag filled with luscious prizes, discounts from the featured exhibitors, sponsors and local businesses. U.S House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner’s daughter Lindsay was also recently married at The Sundy House to a local Delray Beach resident. Even the New York Daily News covered Delray Beach and Pineapple Grove as a destination wedding site. I Do! In Delray will be back next year but now is the time to start thinking local about Delray Beach as a destination wedding. For more information visit: www.

7 Things You Must Know Before Putting Your Home Up for Sale DELRAY BEACH, FL – A new report has just been released which reveals seven costly mistakes that most homeowners make when selling their home, and a 9 Step System that can help you sell your home fast and for the most amount of money. This industry report shows clearly how the traditional ways of selling homes have become increasingly less and less effective in today’s market. The fact of the matter is that fully three quarters of homesellers don’t get what they want for their homes and become disillusioned and - worse financially disadvantaged when they put their homes on the market. As this report uncovers, most

homesellers make seven deadly mistakes that cost them literally thousands of dollars. The good news is that each and every one of these mistakes is entirely preventable. In answer to this issue, industry insiders have prepared a free special report entitled “The 9 Step System to Get Your Home Sold Fast and For Top Dollar”. To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report call toll-free 1-800240-3864 and enter 7000. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your free special report NOW to find out how you can get the most money for your home.

This report is courtesy of Perseus Properties lic. # bk3230516. Not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contract. Copyright © 2013


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DELTA SIGMA THETA NAMES GENESIS COMMUNITY HEALTH ‘KEEPER OF THE TORCH’ Medical clinic to be recognized on June 15 at Women of Excellence awards dinner BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Genesis Community Health has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Women of Excellence “Keeper of the Torch Award” for its work as a community healthcare resource. The Delta Heritage Foundation in partnership with the West Palm Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will recognize Genesis Community Health as an organization at its Women of Excellence Awards Dinner on June 15. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach.

Genesis Executive Director DeAnna Warren

Every year, the local chapter celebrates outstanding leaders whose vision and service make a vital contribution to the lives of local citizens. Other award winners will be recognized for their work in the areas of the arts, business, education, health & wellness, humanitarianism and social action. Genesis was selected as a “Keeper of the Torch” for its mission of providing accessible, affordable and quality healthcare to the residents of Palm Beach County. “We are proud and excited to be recognized as a group for our work,” said Genesis Executive Director DeAnna Warren. “On behalf of me, my staff and my board, we thank Delta Sigma Theta for the honor, and we are truly appreciative of the sorority’s award.” Located at 564 E. Woolbright Road in Boynton Beach, Genesis Community is one of 219 health centers across the country that received Affordable Care Act funding in June 2012 to help expand access to care for more than 1.25 million additional patients and create approximately 5,640 jobs nationwide. Genesis was formed in 2009 in response to a community needs assessment conducted by a consulting group that identified Boynton Beach as an area of need and that there was a severe lack of access to primary care for residents. This need was based upon evaluation of services available, high incidence of poverty and uninsured in the area, and high usage of the emergency room for primary care services. For more information, call 561735-6553 or visit

It’s a no brainer . . . count me in By Ed Maass The Pineapple Staff Writer During a conversation with my wife this weekend we realized that we pay more in insurance premiums currently then what our combined earnings were when we first married. Could be a case of too much, but if, or when, you need it, can it really ever be too much? Like us you probably have some, if not all, of these insurance coverage’s: Homeowners, Life, Disability, Car, Motorcycle, Boat, Health, Business, Professional, Umbrella and maybe even a little AFLAC. That said this list is certainly not all inclusive, and as a matter of fact, there is one insurance coverage in particular, that was left off. However before naming this insurance I’d like to pose a question to you. • When was the last time an insurance company gave you money back for not using the coverage, i.e. filing a claim? You’ve driven your car for the past five years accident and ticket free…did you get any money back? You’ve owned your home for ten years without a claim…get any money back? I know my answer is NO…Never. So wouldn’t it be unique if an insurance plan existed whereby if you do not use the benefit, the insurance company gives back every cent you deposited. Wouldn’t it be different that you also: • Have no annual premiums or potential premium increases. • Maintain complete control over the asset. • Can potentially leave more to your beneficiaries then you deposited, and do so tax free. If at this point I have your attention, then you have an interest in what is known as a linked-benefit long term care solution. A plan whereby you are able to reposition a portion of your assets, and one in which will provide everything stated above and more. This coverage also provides for ongoing services and support that may be needed for those of us that develop chronic health conditions and/or require skilled care, intermediate or custodial care at some point in time. For a better understanding of how this works, let’s look at an example: Mary, a healthy recently retired 65-yearold female, repositions $100,000 dollars from her low yielding CD account into a linked-

benefit long term care plan. That single premium is leveraged into a pool of $500,000 for long-term care expenses, which means that should she ever need care she will receive a benefit of $6,934 per month for six years. If Mary changes her mind and decides she wants out, she is guaranteed to get her full $100,000 premium back. If Mary dies without having used the benefit for care, and hasn’t previously withdrawn her funds then her beneficiaries would receive $166,407 income tax free. You may be thinking this sounds great, and if I really thought that I would ever use or need something like this it would make sense to do. Here is a cold hard fact from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services: “40% of people will need long term care at some point during their lifetime after reaching age 65”. It is also important to note that even younger people may need this type of care as a result of a disabling accident and/or illness. I know, I began this column by stating how much we pay for various insurance coverage’s and trust me, I’m not looking to help anyone become insurance poor, but if you can insure for a specific risk, and receive a full return of your funds if never needed, then for me, it’s a no brainer, count me in. Be advised that not everyone can have this coverage. There are underwriting requirements to determine your current health status, and of course, you must have the funds available to reposition, but for those that do this, it is certainly something to learn more about. I suggest that you do your homework and you may be pleasantly surprised to find an insurance alternative that for a change can be a win-win situation for you. Ed Maass is a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Consultant, and Chartered Life Underwriter. Located in Downtown Delray Beach, you can contact him directly at 561-2720663, or by email at

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By Harvey Brown Special to The Pineapple

Question: Should I carry flood insurance? Answer: If you live in South Florida, absolutely! There is often confusion about just what flood insurance is and when it is required. First lets deal with the boring definition of flooding which is, “a general and temporary condition of partial or complete inundation of two or more acres of normally dry land area or of two or more properties (at least one of which is your property) from: A) overflow of inland or tidal waters; B) unusual and rapid accumulation or runoff of surface waters from any source; and C) mud flow. DOES ANYONE SEE POTENTIAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROBLEMS FOR SOUTH FLORIDIANS?! What the definition above means is that it doesn’t always take a hurricane to cause flood claims here. We can have a series of heavy rain showers (like we are having as this is being written!), causing flooding and flood claims. Those of you living miles inland (especially near canals and lakes) are

also vulnerable. Remember, flood insurance covers against the hazard of rising water. This is different than “water damage” claims covered by a homeowner policy for say, a pipe break in a wall or a toilet tank leak. Those are not considered rising water. Recall after Hurricane Katrina when there were hundreds of claims against homeowners policies which were denied, because the direct damage to the home was caused by flooding, not wind. People without flood insurance were out of luck. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is in charge of flood insurance. NFIP makes the rules and sets the rates, not the insurance industry and not the state of Florida. Flood insurance is usually required if you have a mortgage and are in a higher risk flood zone (one determined more likely to flood by FEMA surveys.) There are numerous different types of flood zones, some being more hazardous than others. Everyone is in a flood zone but not everyone is in a high hazard flood zone. Check with your agent – this is what we do. What if the bank doesn’t require you to

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Insurance Q & A carry flood insurance? We still say to buy the coverage as the premium cost is typically low, often just a few hundred dollars a year. Finally, don’t wait. The only time you can get immediate flood coverage is for a real estate closing with a mortgage; otherwise there is a 30-day wait. No exceptions. As we always say here each month, doing these things will give you that all-important peace of mind. Next Month: Protecting your



The Harvey L. Brown Agency are experts in auto, home, business, life/health and represent over 40 companies. If you have questions or concerns about your insurance, call 561-276-0369 Monday-Friday 9-5pm.

real estate briefs JOANNE EPSTEIN JOINS KEYES REAL ESTATE DELRAY BEACH OFFICE Certified Distressed Property Expert and Feng Shui Master Joanne Epstein joined the Delray Beach office of Keyes Realty, having worked at their Weston office for several years. She relocated to the new Delray Beach office to be closer to her residence, and will be focusing on regular, as well as short sales and homes facing foreclosure.

Keyes Real Estate’s Joanne Epstein

Keyes offices stretch from New Smyrna Beach to the Florida Keys and are all available for her use. Her exclusive large REIT is available throughout the area, which purchases both residential, multi-family and commercial properties in pre-foreclosure. Receiving non deficiencies for her clients is her goal. During the current seller’s market, this is the time that most people are getting the highest returns on selling their properties, particularly regular sales, from Epstein’s efforts. Epstein’s commercial abilities give her advantages to find those properties that haven’t reached the MLS. Certifications as a Distressed Property Expert CDPE and a SFR (Short Sale Foreclosure Realtor) helps the homeowner or commercial owner with the process, along with her clients receiving attorneys at no cost to them. There are no fees and her clients don’t pay commissions on the short sales. Epstein plans town meetings throughout South Florida, educating the public on their options and their understanding that foreclosure can be a financial death sentence that can be avoided. Visit or call 561.945.0000 for further assistance. CARMEL REAL ESTATE & MANAGEMENT SELLS MAJOR DEVELOPMENT PARCEL DELRAY BEACH, FL – Carmel Real Estate & Management, a full-service

commercial real estate brokerage based in Delray Beach, successfully completed the sale of the Lake Worth Corners parcels, which comprise 7.65 acres – the equivalent of two city blocks - at the intersection of Lake Worth Road and Boutwell Road at the City of Lake Worth’s southwestern boundary. These parcels, at the gateway to the City of Lake Worth and to the Lake Worth Park of Commerce, were marketed over a period of several years by Commercial Realtor Christina Morrison, P.A. They were annexed into the City of Lake Worth in 2006 with a high-density mixed-use zoning and were marketed for mixed commercial/residential development. The parcels were under Contract several times but, for a variety of reasons, did not close until this year. The property has been purchased by Affordable Housing Solutions, LLC, based in Miami, Florida. AHS has submitted plans to develop 216 market-rate apartment homes in a lush garden setting with numerous amenities on the property. The development plans are currently in the approval process with the City of Lake Worth. The apartment homes are being developed in accordance with TransitOriented Development guidelines; a bus stop will be located at the front of the property and a Tri-Rail station is located within 1/3 mile. Downtown Lake Worth is approximately one mile from the property. A strong employment base is in walking and biking distance within the Park of Commerce, located just to the North of the Property. Many of the homes will have expansive views of Lake Osbourne, located just south of the Property. A swimming pool and sun deck, bicycle parking, lake with walking path, barbeque areas and expansive, lush gardens are just part of the amenities designed into the Property. According to Nichole Carosella, Commercial Realtor and Broker for Carmel Real Estate & Management, Inc., “Our firm has worked hard to bring the best development scenario possible for this important parcel to the City of Lake Worth. This development, as presented by AHS, will be a win-win for everyone involved and especially for the City and its’ residents.” Christina Morrison, P.A. Commercial Real Property Consultant for Carmel states, “New residential rental homes are virtually non-existent within the City of Lake Worth presently. This beautifully-designed property will wonderfully fill that void. We are happy to have been a part of this process which will attractively transform the southwestern boundary of Lake Worth forever.” For more information, visit their website or call 561-921-4188.

REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: 5.5 ACRES IN WEST ATLANTIC BUSINESS DISTRICT The Delray Beach CRA has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from interested parties for the lease or purchase and redevelopment of property owned by the Delray Beach CRA. The redevelopment sites are located on the south side of West Atlantic Avenue, between SW 6th and 9th Avenues, within the West Atlantic Avenue business corridor. The redevelopment sites are zoned CBD (Central Business District West Atlantic Neighborhood). The sites that are currently under the ownership of the CRA contain approximately 5.5 acres. Proposers may submit development proposals which include a portion or all of the sites, depending on their particular needs. Sealed proposals must be filed no later than 2:00 pm on Friday, July 12, 2013. A voluntary pre-submittal meeting will be held at 2:00 pm, June 3, 2013, at Delray Beach City Hall. Please note that this will be the only opportunity for applicants to directly address CRA staff regarding the RFP, as a “NoLobbying Provision” is now in effect. Questions and inquiries concerning the proposal and specifications of the solicitation shall be submitted in writing and directed to the City of Delray Beach Purchasing Division, 100 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 (or at LANG REALTY ACQUIRES BOUTIQUE REAL ESTATE FIRM Lang Realty is proud to announce the recent acquisition of Next Level Realty. Based in Boca Raton, Next Level brings ten years of experience in South Florida residential and commercial sales to Lang Realty. Next Level’s owner/broker, Bill Giberson, is well known in the industry for his commitment to world class customer service and sales abilities. “I am confident that my expertise is a perfect fit for Lang Realty’s model. I am proud to be a part of the best company in the area”, remarks Giberson. This acquisition continues Lang’s growth within the South Florida market. In 2012, Lang Realty opened three new office locations – West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Jupiter. In 2013, the company has plans for additional offices including Boynton Beach and Manalapan. “In 2013, Lang will continue its aggressive growth by acquiring firms, adding top notch agents and opening new offices. South Florida is a unique market and buyers are looking for permanent and second home opportunities,” says Scott Agran, President of Lang Realty. A Florida native and graduate of the University of Florida, Giberson utilizes his love of architecture and knowledge of the area to assist clients. Giberson’s expertise includes the luxury market where he had the highest price sale of $9,550,000 in the Boca/Delray/Highland Beach market in the last 9 months (according to MLS). Giberson can be reached at 561-3050505 or by e-mail at

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DELRAY BEACH HEATS UP WITH SENSATIONAL SUMMER SAVINGS DELRAY BEACH, FL – Why travel to have a perfect summer vacation? Check out these great summer specials from your local Delray Beach hotels.

Colony Hotel

Stay for Breakfast in Delray Beach Relax and enjoy breakfast for two at Delray Beach Marriott. Experience Delray Beach Marriott, located in the “Village by the Sea”. Walk to shops, art galleries and nightlife then head to the pool or beach for a day of relaxation. First, start your day with breakfast for two! • Overnight accommodations • Breakfast for two Rate Ranges: $189 - $499 Valid through July 31, 2013 Introducing our newly opened Villas by the Sea! Be the first to stay in one of our brand new one, two and three-bedroom Villas! Each of our villas feature state-of-theart luxurious amenities. Enjoy a complimentary fresh baked breakfast basket each morning delivered your doorstep, 10% off spa services, personalized executive concierge services, and much more! Book today and save 20 percent, up to $300 off for stays valid until December 21, 2013. Rate Ranges: $183.20 - $1,439.20 Valid through Dec. 21, 2013

Hyatt Place Delray Beach

Summer Special The package includes breakfast, free wireless Internet service, parking and use of the private beach club and is available through the end of October. Rates start at $99 per night.

Best Flexible Rate with Breakfast Perfect for travelers whose plans are subject to change. You will enjoy: • Accommodations for up to two adults in one room at rates from $129/night + tax • Breakfast for two every day of your stay at our award winning restaurant “Latitudes” • Complimentary room upgrade based on availability Book and stay now through May 31, 2013.

Yoga at the Colony Includes a historic king room, two yoga passes, breakfast, wireless Internet service, parking and use of the private beach club. It is available through the end of October. Summer rates start at $159 per night.

Cranes BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar

Summer Deal The offer includes special summer rates through September 30 starting at $129 a night for a cabana room and $159 a night for a one-bedroom suite Sunday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday rates are $179 for a cabana room and $219 for a onebedroom suite. Florida Resident Rate 10% Off standard rates Whether you’re looking for a week-long family vacation or a self-indulgent weekend of pampering, Crane’s BeachHouse has the escape you’re looking for! Book now and get away from it all – your escape from the ordinary is just a matter of choice and a phone call away!

Delray Beach Marriott

Florida Family Summer Suntastic Package The package includes discounted rates starting at $155. Kids eat free and free Internet service is available in guestrooms. Rates are valid for reservations booked by July 21 for stays through Sept. 30, 2013. Sun-sational Spa Package at the Delray Beach Marriott Have it all at the Delray Beach Marriott - a view of the ocean, delectable dining, and daily spa credit to maximize your relaxation. The Sun-sational Spa package includes: • Partial ocean view room • Daily breakfast for two • Receive $25 spa credit toward on spa service Rate Ranges: $209 - $489 Valid through July 31, 2013 Spoil Yourself Spa Package at Delray Beach Marriott! Relax and enjoy the calm at N Spa, an oasis on the beach! Discover a relaxing retreat located in the “Village by the Sea”. N Spa at Delray Beach Marriott offers treatments tailored just for you! Spa package includes: • Overnight accommodations • Includes a 50 minute Swedish Massage or 50 minute Essential Classic Facial Rate Ranges: $229 - $519 Valid through July 31, 2013

1,000 Bonus Point Package: 1,000 Bonus Points for Every Night Exclusive to Priority Club® Rewards members. Earn Faster with this package offer - Earn 1,000 bonus Priority Club Reward points for each night when you book the 1,000 Bonus Point Package. Membership in Priority Club Rewards is free! Points can be redeemed at any time for a variety of rewards, including free hotel stays starting at just 10,000 points, airline miles, name-brand merchandise and more. Book now to take advantage of this special offer!

Florida Resident Rate No need for fights with flights. This summer drive to your vacation in the Most Fun Small Town in America® and enjoy the perks of being a Floridian with the $109 Florida Resident Rate at Hyatt Place Delray Beach. Surround yourself with fun activities for the entire family and then enjoy a short stroll to Pineapple Grove or Atlantic Avenue for endless shopping and dining. Head east and less than one mile separates you from diving into the beautiful waters of Delray Beach or head west one mile to I-95 for a quick day trip to Ft. Lauderdale or West Palm Beach. No other hotel puts you in such a perfect location plus offers you a rate that includes a hot a.m. kitchen skillet breakfast, wireless internet and daily parking. Fun in the Sun Enjoy our summer sun during your stay with this package. At your convenience, we’ll pack you picnic basket with your selection of a lunch box, snacks, non-alcoholics drinks, towels, sunblock and items for fun on the beach. Have more than 2 guests? For an extra $12+ tax extra per person they can enjoy all of the same accommodations. Be sure to check out our Borrows Menu for other fun items including things for the kids like Water Wings and Pool Noodles. Stay and Sail Enjoy a stay at Hyatt Place Delray Beach with two tickets to a Sunset Cruise along the Lady Atlantic or Lady Delray. Enjoy a relaxing cruise while taking in the sights of the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway. Food and Beverage available for purchase on board the vessel. Additional tickets for the Sunset Cruise are available at the hotel for purchase. Arts in the Grove Book this package for an unforgettable entertainment experience at the famed Arts Garage with 2 tickets to the show of your choice. This package also includes a gift basket packed with tapas dishes, wine and other treats. Prior to your arrival, a concierge will contact you to arrange your show times, seating and dining. Day of Paradise Book your stay at Hyatt Place Delray Beach with our Day of Paradise package including a 50 minute massage, Manicure, Pedicure, and Spa Lunch at Paradise Salon & Spa.

Florida Resident Discount Florida residents enjoy special rates when they stay at the Highland Beach Holiday Inn. Book now before they are gone! Available for the entire month of May. Florida Resident Rate is 22% off the Best Flex rate.

Seagate Hotel and Spa

Beach Package The package includes a one-night stay in deluxe accommodations, a Seagate signature beach towel, luxury beach bag, sunscreen and lip balm for $259 per night, through September 30. Most Fun Small Town in America Package Includes a two-night stay in deluxe accommodations, twohour boat rental for 2, two tickets to the current exhibit at the Cornell Museum, miniature golf at Putt’n Around Delray Beach for 2, two 80-minute Rain Massages at the Seagate Spa, two “moon jelly” cocktails at the Atlantic Grille, dinner for two at the Seagate’s private oceanfront Beach Club, two free drinks at Kevro’s Art Bar and special offers from Delray Beach Water Sports Rentals or Richwagen’s Bike & Sport. $1120 through November 20.

Sundy House

Holistic Wellness Package Book your stay at Hyatt Place Delray Beach with our Holistic Wellness package and receive a $50 gift card to DU20 Holistic Oasis conveniently located steps away from the hotel entrance. Guests may enjoy the services of one or more of the amazing treatments offered at DU20 specially selected to focus on a specific health concern or personal goal. Enjoy acupuncture, herbal medicine, a float-meditation then relax in our warm, healing atmosphere while enjoying delicious tea from our Exotic Tao Dao Tea Bar.

Holiday Inn Highland Beach

With 115 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, exceptional on-site amenities like complimentary Internet access, and a great location near Boca Raton and Delray Beach, the Holiday Inn Highland Beach - Oceanside Hotel is the perfect place to stay for both business and leisure travelers. Before booking your trip, be sure to look at our current special offers and take advantage of great hotel packages and rates.

Free Sundy Nights Enjoy complete relaxation and escape from your weekly routine when you reserve two nights and receive a third for free! Choose from one of our festive one and two-bedroom suites or the romantic cottage, all set among an acre of serene tropical gardens. Room includes daily complimentary continental breakfast.

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destinations International Polo Club Palm Beach Honored with Prestigious Tourism Award WELLINGTON, FL – The Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) recognized the International Polo Club Palm Beach (IPC) with the prestigious 2013 Providencia Award, based on the organization’s significant and substantial impact on the destinations tourism industry. The honor was fittingly awarded to John Wash, president of IPC, before a sellout crowd of tourism and hospitality leaders during the annual Tourism Day luncheon. National Travel and Tourism Week is a sanctioned campaign of the U.S. Travel Association, aimed at generating awareness of the importance of travel and tourism to the county.

“The Providencia Award is Palm Beach County’s most important symbol of recognition for the local tourism industry, which employs 45,000 county residents and contributes over $5 billion annually to the local economy,” said CVB President and CEO Jorge Pesquera. “I could not think of a better time to celebrate this award, its recipient, and the many, very worthy nominees, than today, when industry representatives from around the country are rallying together to recognize the extraordinary, economic contribution of tourism here in the United States.”

The International Polo Club Palm Beach was chosen as one of three finalists by the CVB’s Providencia Committee, who evaluated and scored 15 different nominations. Those three finalists were then put to a public vote on, The Palm Beach Post’s source for online news. Voters were given the opportunity to review an overview and a brief video, produced by The Palm Beach Post’s online team, for each of the three finalists before casting their votes. This year’s finalists included Lynn University, The Honda Classic, and the International Polo Club Palm Beach. “The International Polo Club is home to America’s triple crown – the three highest rated polo tournaments on the continent: the USPA C.V. Whitney Cup, the Piaget USPA Gold Cup, and the USPA U.S. Open Polo Championship. And now, we couldn’t be happier to be home to the 2013 Providencia Award. Our 10th anniversary season broke all records. Winning the Providencia Award is truly the icing on the cake. We thank everyone for their support,” John Wash said. There were 12 other nominees for this year’s Providencia Award, including Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative, Palm Beach International Boat Show, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Equestrian Sport Productions’ CEO, Mark Bellissimo, Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival, and the Palm Beach International Raceway. “In 2013, Palm Beach County’s tourism industry will generate more than $5 billion for the local economy, recording triple growth over the past three decades,” said Jorge Pesquera. “It is a truly incredible sign of our industry’s resilience that we have made a full recovery after some challenging economic times, and are close to our all-time peaks in virtually every tourism performance category.”

The Bespoke Experience that is Peter Island

Story and images by Jule Guaglardi Special to The Pineapple


oised like a well-groomed schoolboy, properly attired and well-behaved, Peter Island lies elegantly, luxuriously and reliably perfect to the naked eye. However, like the curious twinkle in the schoolboy’s eye, and beneath his unpretentious air of sophistication, Peter Island bares secrets of mischief, pirates and fabulous buried treasure. The 1800 acre island (in the British Virgin Islands), rests along the Francis Drake Channel, named for the buccaneer who frequented these waters, concealed in secret bays awaiting the opportunity to strike the Spanish ships baring cargo steeped in riches. In the 17th century however, pirates and their hidden treasures gave way to European owned cotton plantations - albeit short lived with the eventual abolition of slavery. With a brief revival in the 1920’s in the way of tobacco farms, much of the island remained uninhabited until the late 1960’s. It was during this time when Norwegian millionaire, Peter Smedwig, fell bedazzled with the island, purchasing the majority of the land to execute a most luxurious hideaway.

Museum of Discovery and Science announces popular Sea Turtle Walks scheduled for June and July 2013 Participants will have a chance to watch a 300 pound Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – This summer, the Museum of Discovery and Science will host the annual evening Turtle Walks in June and July. The whole family is invited to participate in an evening of discovery while uncovering the natural history and myths of turtles. Nature permitting, participants will have a chance to watch a 300 pound Loggerhead sea turtle venture out of the ocean to lay her eggs. A female loggerhead sea turtle may travel thousands of miles to return to the beach where she hatched as a baby to lay her own eggs as an adult. The loggerhead sea turtle is found in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans as well as the Mediterranean Sea and is a protected species. It spends most of its life in saltwater and estuarine habitats, with females briefly coming ashore to lay eggs. The loggerhead sea turtle has a low reproductive rate; females lay an average of four egg clutches and then become quiescent, producing no eggs for two to three years. The loggerhead has a lifespan of 30-60 years. At 9:00 p.m., the adventure begins at the Museum of Discovery and Science with an informative hands-on session about turtles

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Museum of Discovery and Science Life Science Manager, Matthew Dumler, showcases the Museum’s Ambassador loggerhead sea turtle

(land, fresh water and salt water) with an expanded focus on sea turtles. Guests will also meet the Museum’s Ambassador Loggerhead sea turtle who is almost one year old. Once it reaches an appropriate size it will be released in the ocean. Museum staff will provide answers to questions about nesting, threats and conservation before proceeding to the beach. The adventure continues to Fort Lauderdale beach where Museum expert guides lead guests to the sea turtle’s nesting grounds to look for amazing sea turtles. We cannot guarantee a sea turtle will be spotted on every walk but when it does happen it is a natural wonder that no one will ever forget. Guests should be prepared to walk approximately one to two miles, and provide their own transportation and snacks. Participants must be 9 years of age or older. Advance reservations are required as space is limited. Please call 954.713.0930 to make reservations. Prices are $18 for members and $20 for non-members. For more information call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit our web site at 2013 Turtle Walk Dates June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 25, 26 July 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16

A brave and cumbersome task, Smedwig dredged vast amounts of sand and rock mounted atop a coral reef to reclaim the land of Spray Bay. He crafted a water supply, electricity, carved roads and shipped in A-frame chalets and building materials from Norway. He adorned the grand ensemble with a clubhouse and marina – and this would birth the epitome of privacy, tranquility and unpretentious luxury that defines Peter Island. Smedwig sadly passed in 1979, leaving behind an elegant, however unstuffy, 32-

room hotel and a vision of a secluded, tranquil paradise to be enjoyed by a select few. The resort was eventually purchased by a Michigan-based company, which had thankfully honored Smedwig’s image. Further pursuing a tropical hideaway for those seeking pampered serenity. Today, the Peter Island Resort & Spa is genuinely a heavenly escape - with its raw, natural beauty in tact. With a 2 to 1 staff to guest ratio, you are cared for every step of the way. In addition to spectacular sea and landscapes to captivate your senses, the property has taken the liberty to invent the “Island Host” program to captivate the rest of you. This brilliant concept assigns a personal caregiver to bring to life your every Peter Island wish. From unpacking your island necessities to organizing your holiday itinerary - from assuring every in-room amenity is to your liking to planning your private island picnic, lunch, candlelit dinner or a champagne sunset escape – no matter the desired experience, the warm and engaging staff is always one step ahead. Frequented by the most discerning of travelers and glitterati alike, the Peter Island Resort & Spa overlooks not a single detail bestowing upon its guests such bespoke features as providing 2 Ayurvedic physicians on staff, instituting a no fly zone upon request, an island vacation buyout upon request, a helicopter landing pad, and a long list of other special attention offerings. In addition to the oceanfront rooms and beachfront suites, there are three uniquely and beautifully appointed villas to choose from, each commanding a different, and equally spectacular view. There are 5 sugary sand beaches, 6 bays, 20 secluded coves, 30 dive sites within a 20 minute boat ride, yacht charters, bareboat charters, day trips, helicopter tours, deep sea fishing, and on and on and on. It is hard to say whether it’s the private island experience, the sinfully indulgent and magnificently relaxing spa, a menu that can be tailored to your liking, your own private island host catering to your every whim, the outrageously beautiful scenery that abounds in every direction, the mystery of lost pirate treasure, or the long, fabulous list of bespoke features that make Peter Island Resort & Spa such an ideal escape – and I suppose that is for every individual to decide for him or herself. Either way, your island paradise awaits, tailor-made just for you!

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Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites you to experience Florida’s Cultural Capital LAKE WORTH, FL – The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites visitors to enjoy a fun variety of familyfriendly activities, venues and locales taking place all over the county and discover why it’s called, Florida’s Cultural Capital®! With a colorful and diverse array of arts and cultural activities, offerings and fun, there’s sure to be something for families of varying age, taste, and budget. Check out happening events on tap, visit websites, and even purchase tickets by visiting: http:// It’s all about `Outdoor Florida’ on the south end of Palm Beach County at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. Nestled along AIA in Boca Raton, this venue offers visitors an expansive outdoor nature center with its Sea Turtle Garden, container garden of herbs and local flora, gopher tortoise exhibit and a butterfly nursery. Nature Craft for Father’s Day is planned to take place on June 15; 11 a.m. – Noon; ages 7 – 12; RSVP (561) 544-8615. Enjoy live theater by taking the family for a “peek” ‘under the sea’ through the eyes of the Sol Children Theatre Troup’s musical play adaptation of Disney’s Broadway production, The Little Mermaid, Jr. July 4–5, Olympic Heights Performing Arts Theater, in Boca Raton; 561.447.8829.

Kids and adults alike will gasp in awe at Archelon, a 17-foot-wide sea turtle. Archelon will be on display as part of the Science Museum’s newest traveling exhibit – Savage Ancient Seas: The Ancient Aquatic Deep

On the western end of Delray Beach visitors can experience the magical and serene setting of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. This year, its annual Sushi and Stroll event offers several dates and themes to enjoy. On June 7, from 5:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m. `Sip while you stroll’ at the Morikami’s Sip & Stroll: An All-About-Sake Evening event. Enjoy a unique selection of sake and menu items from the Cornell Café and learn all about the appeal of this age-old Japanese spirit. Nature enthusiasts can also enjoy a visit to the Sandoway House Nature Center, found along AIA in northern Delray Beach. Sandoway is home to the largest private collection of shells in southeast Florida with 10,000 museum quality shells on display. Shark feeding anyone? Plan to arrive at 1:30 p.m. sharp, Tuesday through Sunday, to participate in this thrilling local favorite. For those who like to shop until they drop, explore artsy and trendy Lake Avenue in Downtown Lake Worth. At the corner of Lake and L Street, visitors will not want to miss stopping in at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County to find over 1200 artistcreated items for sale in its Uniquely Palm Beach Store. While there, check out the exhibition by Palm Beach County artists: County Contemporary: All Media Juried Show – June 14 – Sept. 7. In the Cultural Council’s Cultural Information Center, take advantage of utilizing its interactive, touch-screen Explore Board to peruse arts and cultural venues; pick up brochures, event calendars, maps, the Winter issue of art&culture magazine, and fill your day book or extended stay itinerary with destination stops sure to fulfill your quest for exciting arts and cultural happenings fun for the entire family – found all over the county. A constant nearby draw for visitors of all ages is the Palm Beach Zoo, with exciting

and educational encounters available to help you get to know some of the county’s resident animals. Daily Keeper Talks and `informative feeding and enrichment’ events give visitors an up close and personal look into topics like: What makes tigers so “chuffed” (happy); how alligators and pelicans eat; and what monkeys like to do when they, `monkey around.’ Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily; Hop across the street to see what’s new at the newly-expanded South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, formerly known as the South Florida Science Museum. Celebrate with fun, interactive science 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on June 7 – “Community Opening Day.” Admission is Free. Experience the first blockbuster exhibit to fill the newly open exhibit hall, Savage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep. Have a budding artist in the family? Every first Saturday of each month The Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach offers, `Art on the go!’ ages Kindergarten to 5th Grade. These art workshops are designed just for kids. Dates vary; RSVP: It’s well-known that the acclaimed Norton Museum of Art, in Downtown West Palm Beach, has permanent collections and exhibitions of masterpiece works of art year-round, but did you know it also offers family-friendly hands-on activities for kids of all ages? On June 20, the museum invites guests to Be a LEGO® Architect. Begin in the classroom and learn about types of buildings. Next, participants draw designs and take plans to the LEGO® building activity area to construct it in 3-D on a special city map. Are you a Florida Resident planning a staycation? The Norton offers free admission for Florida residents in June, July and August and free admission to Palm Beach County residents every Saturday from June 1 – Aug. 3. Nearby along the intracoastal waterway finds the serene and tranquil Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. Gain rare insight into the life’s work of American Sculptor Ann Weaver Norton by exploring Norton’s studio, gardens, and historic home. The vast, meticulously landscaped property is adorned with Norton’s monumental sculptures. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wed. through Sunday; closed in August. A natural, outdoor setting that invites guests to set their own pace and explore nearly three acres of striking sculpture and native landscape is the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach. The gardens are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and there is no charge for admission. To learn more, visit North Palm Beach is home to the beautiful, tucked away John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. Learn about the park’s ecosystems and history with an array of events. Daily nature Walks at 10 a.m.; Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Free with Park admission. Guided two-hour Kayak tours occur daily at high tide; Turtle Walks, May 28 – July 19 with RSVP required; 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., or later, depending on the turtles. 561.624.6952. North on U.S. 1 is Juno Beach’s Loggerhead MarineLife Center, filled with nature-based exhibitions to explore, and a state-of-the-art turtle rehabilitation center. Each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. children under 5 can bring their own “hatchlings” to share and enjoy ocean-inspired stories, crafts, and more with Hatchling Tales story time. Enjoy books, music, and group activitiesFree; Celebrate World Oceans Day at Loggerhead on June 8 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to honor the body of water which links us all and to learn ways we can all generate awareness about conserving and protecting our world’s oceans- Free. For a wide preview of family fun events and other arts and cultural offerings in Palm Beach County, visit the Cultural Council’s Arts Calendar at: thepalmbeaches

Planning your Bike Storage Rooms - A bike storage facility at your condo, apartment complex, residence or workplace can be one of the most used areas on the property. More people are using cycling as a way to stay healthy, save money, and stay out of traffic jams. Because of the increased numbers of bicycle commuters, there is a rising need and responsibility to provide adequate bike parking at your facility. Having the right plan for your Bike Room will ensure it is a convenient and efficient space to store bicycles securely. Location - The right location can ensure convenience as well as added security. Locate the room near an exit and avoid any steps or narrow hallways cyclists would have to navigate. Handicap accessible doors can be helpful for getting bikes into the building. If you have an automatic door already, try to utilize it as a bike entrance. Floor Plan - Although you may be tempted to fit as many bikes as possible in the space, not providing enough walkway space in the room can make it difficult to move and park bikes. A five to six foot walkway is ideal, but where space is tight, a 48-inch minimum is recommended. A six-inch clearance from the wall is recommended to provide adequate space for bikes in the last bike position adjacent to walls. While mechanical fixtures like low hanging pipes, support beams, and electrical or plumbing access points may not always be present, proper planning can make sure affected space is efficiently utilized. Security - Limiting the access of the Bike Room to authorized users will drastically reduce the possibility of theft. If the site is in an open space, like a parking garage or warehouse, a chain link cage can be a simple, low cost solution to add security. Be sure the site has adequate lighting and consider the use of security cameras. A well-planned Bike Room that is secure, convenient and easy to use will encourage more people to ride. If you would like assistance planning a Bike Room send an email to, or call 1-800-783-7257.


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$3,450,000 - Gulf Stream waterfront. 196 FT on canal with power on dock. The grounds are just about ¾ Of an acre. 2 swimming pools: lap & formal pool with hot tub. Open kitchen with cherry cabinets & granite counters. Elegant master bedroom with fireplace & adjoining office. 2 large guest room suites.


$975,000 - Fabulous waterfront European-inspired 3 story townhome featuring lake and intracoastal views. 3 bedroom and 2.5 baths. Spacious living areas. Loft with built-ins. Private balconies and elevator.


$2,790,000 - This 5/5 Direct Intracoastal home overlooking a no wake basin in Delray Beach is no less than spectacular. 5,330 sq. ft. under air and 100’ of frontage on the Intracoastal. Call for more information.


$895,000 - Ocean front 3 bedroom, 2 bath villa, 3rd floor unit with direct views of the ocean. This comes with membership to the Ritz Carlton Club. Wood floors and open floor plan. Too many extras to list.




$729,000 - 4/3.5 home with unbelievable wide open lakeviews. On a cul-de-sac this country club home has 20’ vaulted ceilings and a split bedroom floor plan. This oversized lot has 176 feet of waterfront.

$349,000 - Unbelievable golf course views of 13th, 14th and 15th holes from this handyman property. Needs complete makeover. Has impact glass in most of home. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2-car garage.



$359,000 - This three bedroom, two bath villa has been completely remodeled with wood floors, new kitchen with granite countertops, custom builtins & wood work and new baths. It has a covered patio and open golf course views.

$749,900- 3/2.5 townhome on Intracoastal, deeded dock included in sale. 2 large decks. Recently updated. 2 blocks to beach and close to Atlantic Ave shops & restaurants.


$1,150,000- 4/3.5 Key West Style 3 Story Townhome is located a half block to the beach and within walking distance to Atlantic Ave., shops and restaurants. The building was built in 2005 and has a 2 car garage. The townhome has 2 balconies and a backyard and a hot tub.


$13,000/MONTH - On almost a 1/2 acre this 4/4 family home with a pool is only a couple blocks to the beach. This is a great seasonal rental. This home has the master bedroom and a guest suite downstairs and 2 guest bedrooms upstairs. Call for more information.

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June 16 Father’s Day at the Cornell Museum Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Admission: $10 general; $6 seniors & students with ID; $3 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under. All dads receive free admission when accompanied by their children. An afternoon of mini kite building for kids and dads. July 21 Family Funday at the Museum Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Admission: $10 per family (up to 2 adults and children) We’ll be celebrating two family-friendly exhibits in the Cornell Museum: Flying High: The Story of Kites and A Quilting Evolution (which both run from May 16th through September 29th). This family event will have fun activities for children of all ages, storytelling AND kite flying (weather permitting). Discover things you never knew about kites, which go back 3,000 years! Fighter kites? We have them! Japanese kites? We have them! Miniature kites? We have them... and more! And that’s just on the first floor. Upstairs a collection of art quilts, traditional quilts and signature quilts will be on display from the Gold Coast Quilters Guild.

Through November 3 School of Creative Arts Group Exhibition Crest Theatre Galleries Monday-Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; free admission A multi-media exhibit showcasing drawings, paintings, collage, mixed media and photographs by adult and youth students and instructors. Through September 29 Flying High: The Story of Kites Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am - 4:30 pm; Sunday, 1-4:30 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $10 general; $6 seniors & students with ID; $3 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under. This interactive exhibition will showcase the history of kites from their origins in ancient China three thousand years ago, to their scientific uses worldwide, to their nostalgic and fun-loving use in America as one of our popular pastimes. Highlights include a Miniature Kite Collection, Japanese kites, a collection of one-ofa-kind dancing/fighter kites, Kite-themed quilts, Kite-theme art by regional artists, and kite-themed photographs.

August 24 School of Creative Arts Open House Crest Theatre Studios and Classrooms Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Meet our instructors, visit with some of our students, and learn how our programs can help you to discover or expand your creative potential! Find out about classes and workshops for Fall Terms 1 & 2. September 18 Grandparent’s Day at the Museum Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Admission: $10 general; $6 seniors & students with ID; $3 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under. “Quilt Block” activity for families led by members of the Gold Coast Quilters Guild.


June 20-30 Monty Python’s SPAMALOT Crest Theatre Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday (June 23), 2 & 8 p.m.; Sunday, (June 30), 2 p.m. Entr’acte Theatrix presents this musical comedy, lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy, Monty Python and The Holy Grail. SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.

Lynn University Launches the “Live at Lynn” Summer Series

August 3 American Airlines Presents Symphony of the Americas SummerFest 2013 Crest Theatre Saturday, 7 p.m. Tickets $25. Symphony of the Americas celebrates 22 years of hosting an acclaimed European chamber orchestra for one month of cultural exchange performances at venues throughout Florida and the Americas. With the final shows at the Crest Theatre, SummerFest 2013 features I Musici Estensi Chamber Orchestra from Milan, Italy. They will be joined by select Symphony members.


Series subscriptions & individual tickets now available

July 12 Art Workshop: Perspective for Artists Crest Theatre Studio #3 Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Fee: $165; pre-registration required The School of Creative Arts presents this oneday workshop led by Ralph Papa. Artists at all skill levels will better understand and be able to master perspective in their drawings. Specially designed demonstrations and exercises will include step by step drawings of scenes in perspective using inside and outside views with objects and people in natural and manmade environments. July 18 Quilted Artist Books Cornell Museum Tea Room Thursday, 2 pm; Free with museum admission This lecture and discussion will be led by John Cutron, director and Arthur Jaffe, founder of the Jaffe Center for Book Arts at Florida Atlantic University. Presented in partnership with the Gold Coast Quilters Guild. August 9 Art Workshop: Color Fundamentals and Application Crest Theatre Studio #3 Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Fee: $165; preregistration required. The School of Creative Arts presents this oneday workshop led by Ralph Papa. Artists at all skill levels will learn and apply color theory for painting in watercolor, acrylic or oil. Through instructor presentation and demonstration, followed by group discussions, participants will learn the fundamentals of color theory and use it in structured painting exercises.

Through September 29 A Quilting Evolution Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am - 4:30 pm; Sunday, 1-4:30 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $10 general; $6 seniors & students with ID; $3 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under. Quilters, collectors, artists and all who enjoy the beauty of quilts will be wowed by this exhibition, presented in partnership with the Gold Coast Quilters Guild (GCQG). The exhibit includes a broad mix of 80 to 100 traditional and art quilts, as well as a selection of award-winning “Quilted” Artists Books. Works are hand or machine pieced and quilted, embroidered, thread painted, appliqued and embellished to illustrate the diversity of talent and techniques that exist in today’s quilting world.

Summer Camp

July 7, 14, 21 & 28 Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival Crest Theatre Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets $25 (individual)/ $85 (4-concert subscription); call (800)330-6874 or visit The Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival celebrates its 22nd season with an eclectic mix of chamber music masterworks by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and many others, followed by a “Meet the Musicians” reception. The musicians of the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival, also known as Chamber Music Palm Beach, have over 250 works in their repertoire, have released six critically acclaimed CDs on the Klavier Music Productions label, and have been featured nationally on Public Radio. July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 14, 21 & 28 Art Cinema at the Crest Theatre Wednesday, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets $8. The Crest Theatre is launching this exciting new series, which includes art films, classics, documentaries, and indie films. Check our website for film titles. Cash bar and concessions will be available.

Lectures/Discussions/ Workshops

June 27 Jane Pruett Hill: The 100 Year Evolution of American Quilting Cornell Museum Tea Room Thursday, 2 pm; Free with museum admission The art of quilting is advancing but at the same time, we are preserving the past. Jane will discuss the evolution of quilting fabrics, designs, patterns and techniques. A Q&A and light refreshments will follow the lecture. Jane Pruett Hill is co-founder of the Gold Coast Quilters Guild.

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July 8 - August 2 (4 one-week sessions) Kickin’ Arts Summer Performing Arts Camp Delray Beach Center for the Arts 9:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m. (Drop off 8-9 am; pick-up 4:30-5:30 pm) Camp fee: $265 per camper, per week Register at or call 561-243-7922, ext. 317. Kickin’ Arts Performing Arts Camp is for boys and girls ages 6 to 12. Activities including music; performance in an original play; prop, set and costume making; art and crafts , which are all designed to culminate with a Friday Afternoon Showcase, at 5 p.m., for family and friends. There is a different theme each week. Campers should bring lunch and two snacks daily. Delray Beach Center for the Arts (formerly known as Old School Square Cultural Arts Center) offers world-class events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The restored early 20th century school buildings (listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Delray Beach Schools) house the charming Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture (c. 1913), the intimate Crest Theatre (c. 1925) and a Vintage Gymnasium. The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts offers art, photography and writing classes. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit

BOCA RATON, FL – Lynn University and producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, announced that both season subscriptions and individual tickets are now available for the “Live at Lynn” Summer Series. This new three-show series is sponsored by the Len Camber Charitable Trust, Sanford & Marion Goldstein, trustees, and will all be presented in the beautiful Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton. The three smash shows being presented during the upcoming “Live at Lynn” Summer Series are: June 1-2 • Saturday – 7:30 p.m. • Sunday – 4 p.m. Forbidden Hollywood The Smash Hit Musical Comedy of Movies Jan McArt was the first producer to bring Forbidden Broadway to Florida more than 20 years ago — and through the years it proved to be such a hit that creator Gerard Alessandrini now brings Forbidden Hollywood to town with guns blazing and smokin’ with attitude. Cutting through Tinseltown’s bombast and star power with surgical precision, a comic once-over is given to blockbusters such as Star Wars, Titanic, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Austin Powers and Moulin Rouge and performers that include Cameron Diaz, Nicole Kidman, Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise and legends Marlene Dietrich, Marlon Brando, Doris Day, Barbra Streisand and Louis Armstrong. This tongue-in-cheek extravaganza provides an evening of laughter, fun and no holds barred on some of the great musical icons of our time. June 15-16 • Saturday – 7:30 p.m. • Sunday – 4 p.m. The High Class Keys of Dunlap & Pennington Classical Piano Meets the Digital Age If you enjoyed Ferrante and Teicher, you will love Dunlap & Pennington. These classically trained, international performers have brought their duo act into the digital age by combining a 9-foot grand piano with a 21st century customdesigned instrument called a Wersi. Experience the magic of their flying fingers and dancing feet projected largerthan-life as they perform everything from Brahms to Broadway and from Gershwin to Gaga. Dunlap & Pennington bring the classics to a whole new generation who understands 21st century technology in this beautiful multi-media performance. July 6-7 • Saturday – 7:30 p.m. • Sunday – 4 p.m. Atlantic City Boys Jersey Boys Tribute Take four talented performers who all played on Broadway in the Jersey Boys, add in the repertoire from the wonderful period of the ’60s, mix in the charisma and charm of these handsome young men and you get the Atlantic City Boys singing your favorite hits in their inimitable Jersey Boys style. With hits like “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Oh What A Night!” and “Sherry Baby,” there has never been a decade quite like the ’60s. How to Purchase Tickets: Season subscriptions are now available at $78.75 for all three shows, while individual tickets are $35 per show. Both subscriptions and individual show tickets can be purchased online at http://events., by phone at 561.237.9000, or at the Lynn University Box Office, located in the Wold Performing Arts Center at 3601 N. Military Trail in Boca Raton.

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The Glass Pencil By Jule Guaglardi The Pineapple Contributing Writer

ETTRA GALLERY GRAND OPENING JUNE 7 ETTRA Gallery, the newest edition to the growing Downtown Delray Beach Arts District, will be having its grand opening party June 7th, 2013 at 9:00 PM. The event will include live music, cocktails, and a special dessert presentation by Papery & Cakery. Although Mister E did not disclose the eclectic guest list, he assures that it will be an event to remember, with special appearances and “unhuman” entertainment. A portion of the proceeds from the art sales that evening will go to Think Pink Rocks, a local Breast Cancer awareness charity. ETTRA is the flagship location for the Mister E art collection. Mister E is most known for his icon series which includes original paintings of historical figures like John F. Kennedy, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway, Muhammad Ali, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jordan, and Miami Heat star, Lebron James. His newest body of work is appropriately titled, “Art of Money”. In this series Mister E explores the art behind the currency which passes through our hands each and every day. The first piece from this series titled, “Benjamin” is a sprawling 36” x 86” and is on display in the front window of ETTRA. “Benjamin” will have a limited edition of 25 pieces each hand signed and numbered by Mister E.

THE HEAT IS ON THIS SUMMER WITH BLOCKBUSTERS By Deborah Frank Executive Vice President, Frank Investments The month of June delivers a sizzling lineup of summer blockbusters. Where to begin? The end of the month delivers what promises to be two summer hits - The Heat, starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and White House Down. In The Heat the girls break out their own buddy moves when uptight FBI agent (Bullock) is teamed with a rather unusual Boston police officer (played by triple threat McCarthy). You will laugh and laugh some more...these two are quite a pair! White House Down features Jamie Foxx as the President, protected by hunk Channing Tatum. I can’t wait to see that one myself. You don’t have to fast-forward to the end of June, as the month is filled with high octane popcorn pictures, including the rollicking comedy from the always funny duo Vince Vaughan and Owen Wilson in The Internship, where they play the oldest-ever interns at an internet company. This Is The End is a star-studded comedy headlined with Seth Rogen in a comic riff about the end of the world. Man of Steel introduces a new hard body to the Superman franchise...early footage suggests a blockbuster for our must-see list. And, in a dual role as producer and star, Brad Pitt toplines World War Z where humans fight to prevail over zombies. Chilling and thrilling…it’s on my short list as well. For the kiddies and the child in all of us, don’t miss Monsters University. It’s animated, adorable and cast with some of the funniest actors around. Fans of independent film will enjoy Much Ado About Nothing that puts the “shake” into Shakespeare and The Bling Ring, a story ripped from the headlines when

a group of 20-somethings decide to rob their favorite celebrities...should be interesting! See you at the movies! Beat the heat this summer at Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille at Delray Marketplace 10 a.m. Mondays – Thursdays for $1 animated family favorite features. Also offered during these showings only will be special $3 popcorn/beverage combos. Summer schedule June 3 – 6: Rio June 10 – 14: Puss N Boots June 17 – 20 How to Train Your Dragon June 24 – 27 Madagascar 3 July 1 – 3: Rise of the Guardians July 8 – 11: Hotel Transylvania July 15 – 18: Despicable Me July 22 – 25: Kung Fu Panda 2 July 29 – Aug 1: Ice Age: Aug. 5 – Aug. 8: Monsters vs. Aliens Tickets can be reserved ahead of time on-line at or at the theatre. Deborah Frank is a third generation member of the family owned and operated Frank Theatres. She has served as juror for several years on the Palm Beach International Film Festival. You can catch her as a guest every Thursday at 11:30 am on Barbara Altman’s Front Porch on talk radio WOND 1400 in the Atlantic City market where she talks movies and fields calls from the listeners.

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It is quite possible that Jay DePalma, a 51 year old, Cuban American artist, is as much an iconic character as the famous faces he portrays from the 1940’s and 50’s. Strongly resembling Nathan Lane’s unforgettable role as Miss Albert Goldman in the 1996 comedy, The Birdcage, DePalma has poignantly walked the line between being outrageously, adorably and loving eccentric in his demeanor and style whilst perfecting a masterful hand at fine art. DePalma spent his early years in Havana, Cuba in the northern Caribbean, and joined his family (mother, father and older brother) to the bustling city of Coral Gables in late 1965 at the age of five. Still very young, the change of environment had little effect on the artistic skills that he had been cultivating, winning his first art award at the tender age of four, and continuing to do so year after year. His greatest inspirations were the influences he was exposed to right in his own home, his grandmother’s love of classic films and old Hollywood glamour, combined with his mother’s affection for fragile antiques. DePalma’s works reflect the unmistakable grace and sophistication found during this period. A time when men and women dramatically portrayed their roles, feminine or masculine, to an almost exaggerated level, a time when manners were imminent and the world seemed somehow more visibly defined. Understanding that he was different from a young age was both a gift and a curse, as DePalma’s differences were apparent in both his talent and his sexuality – both proving to bring him exuberant joy and tremendous grief all at once. As a young child DePalma’s skill-set in the arts far exceeded the other children around him, parents became jealous and before long he was unable to enter in art competitions amongst his peers. This was a discouraging and unfair reality for a child to deal with, combined with a growing and quite obvious hormonal change during his early teens, affording DePalma the opportunity to display himself more comfortably, perhaps, as a girl than a boy. He faced harsh ridicule, was condemned by many and lost even the closest of childhood family and friends due to a simple lack of understanding or compassion that this was, in a word, his “destiny”.

This was who DePalma would become, not by choice, not by environment but by natural law. And with that internal, innate understanding he forgave, he buried his pain and pressed forward, focusing on his art and continuing to further cultivate his magnificent talent while doing his very best to set aside those who didn’t understand or better yet, didn’t know any better. Eventually, DePalma broke through the school-year phase of feeling as though his hands had been tied behind his back, and pushed onward to gallery showings, art exhibitions, and creating a name for himself as a rare talent in the world of fine art. Today, Jay DePalma resides in our seaside village of Delray Beach. He has a quaint cottage in the middle of town where visitors can view and purchase his pieces - and if they’re lucky, watch the master at work. Admittedly, DePalma does the majority of his creating locked away for days or weeks on end, staying up through the night and giving his heart and soul to his creations. During a chat, D e P a l m a explained that he has a rather child-like and yet profound tradition before revealing his pieces – strawberry pop tarts and meditation, where he transfers his energy to the character he wishes to bring to life on his canvas. Practically an oxymoron, I know, and yet it works. He can work in any medium and can be commissioned to sketch or paint anything you wish. His preferred works include varying portraits of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich and many others. Prices on DePalma’s pieces are available on request. Jay DePalma, a man of tremendous passion and talent, I am thrilled to call you my friend. Your work inspires, it moves, it exudes grace, glamour, sorrow and exhilaration and above all, it allows a little bit of you to shine through. Thank you for making the world a more beautiful place. For inquiries email


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ilvana D’Markos is an interdisciplinary artist from Uraguay. She studied sculpture in Brazil and is currently working in Miami in diverse media: sculpture, digital images, sound and motion graphics, as well as works on paper. Her work experiments with a wide range of materials, including light and transparency, incorporating the physical confines of the space as art in her installations. Silvana’s work often focuses on controversial social issues. Global sustainability is an important concept and evident in both her “Disaster” and “Slash and Burn” series of collages; both which were on display at The Gallery at Art House in the “SUSTAIN” exhibition which ran April 12th - May 23rd. Using recycled handmade paper, Silvana creates a body of work that reflects our interactions with the earth, the environment and ultimately with our lives. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Live in peace with myself and in harmony with others and the environment. What is your greatest fear? Not having any new ideas Which living person do you most admire? Dalai Lama


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Where do you find artistic inspiration? Inside myself and thru my interactions with others and with the social, political and environmental issues that surround us. Who is your favorite artist? There are many, but to name one I would say Bill Viola. Viola’s work brilliantly talks about emotions and reflects on life’s existential issues. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Obedience Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Let’s see

What is your most treasured possession? My health.

Which talent (other than being an artist) would you most like to have? Being an acrobat in a circus

When did your first know that you had to become an artist? I always liked to create things but I really decided to dedicate myself to art when I moved to Brazil and left my job as nurse to become a full time artist.

When and where were you happiest? When a new work is finished or when I arrive on the top of a mountain.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Being more audacious.

Who are your heroes in real life? My mother, my sister and my husband.

What or who is the greatest love of your life? Inspiration and creation

What do you consider your greatest artistic achievement? My greatest artistic achievement is yet to come.

What is your greatest regret? I have always embraced the challenges and opportunities that life has presented to me and I do not have any regrets.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? An eagle.

What do you most value in your friends? Respect of my space and decisions

What is it that you most dislike? The absence of freedom What is your motto? Experiment

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CITY OF BOCA RATON ANNOUNCES SUNSET MUSIC SERIES, BRINGS SOUNDS OF SUMMER TO DOWNTOWN’S MIZNER PARK AMPHITHEATER City Concert Series offers line-up of free & affordable entertainment starting with the Plain White T’s on Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m.

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BOCA RATON, FL – The City of Boca Raton has announced a Summer Sunset Music Series, bringing live entertainment to Downtown’s Mizner Park Amphitheater at 590 Plaza Real, starting Saturday, June 8. The series will headline with the Plain White T’s (“Hey There Delilah”) as part of the 97.9 WRMF & 107.9 Sunny Party in the Park on Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person for general admission, standing room only, and available at Chairs are available to rent inside the venue for $5.00. FREE concerts continue throughout the summer months with something for everyone. The musical variety includes everything from rock and reggae to salsa and symphony. The Saturday concerts are scheduled to begin just as the sun goes down, giving attendees time to enjoy dinner in Downtown Boca Raton before heading to the Amphitheater. Blankets and chairs are welcome, but for convenience, chairs will also be available to rent for $5.00. Sunday programs start at 6:00 pm. Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, car pool and use free parking at City Hall and the Boca Raton Library. Preferred parking is available adjacent to the amphitheater for $10.00. Limited parking is also available in Mizner Park. Food and beverages will be available to purchase inside the venue, including Tomasso’s Pizza. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. All shows are rain or shine.

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Sunday, June 9 • 6:00 p.m. The Symphonia Boca Raton Take a Walk down the Great White Way with the Symphonia Brass Saturday, June 15 • 8:14 p.m. Ruffhouse (Reggae) Sunday, June 16 • 6:00 p.m. FAU Old Time Concert in the Park Saturday, June 22 • 8:16 p.m. Jimmy Stowe (Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band) Sunday, July 7 • 6:00 p.m. The Symphonia Boca Raton America the Beautiful Kyle Prescot, conductor FAU Wind Ensemble and members of the Symphonia

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Saturday, July 13 • 8:16 p.m. Carlos Oliva (Latin Salsa/Samba) Saturday, July 20 • 8:13 p.m. Kirk Green (Jazz Infused Reggae/Island) Sunday, August 11 • 6:00 p.m. The Symphonia Boca Raton From Bach to Bernstein Additional concerts include The Monkees on Saturday, July 27, presented by AEG Live, Steely Dan on Thursday, September 12 and Fun. with Tegan and Sara presented by Live Nation. Tickets for these concerts are available at For recorded information call (561) 544-8600. For more info visit or

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rts Garage is renowned for featuring “musician’s musicians,” and June’s schedule soars with talent, featuring a diverse array of rhythms and beats ranging from Sinatra to sultry, swing to Son Cubano. “I’m so excited about this month’s line up,” said Alyona Ushe, Executive Director of Arts Garage. “It’s all about high-energy shows and dynamic performers.” June also features a very special celebration of Judy Garland’s birthday. To commemorate this day, on June 10th, Arts Garage is offering a ONE DAY ONLY 10% discount on tickets to their summer production about the life of the legendary star. Beginning July 19th, Theatre at Arts Garage will present History Theatre’s production of BEYOND THE RAINBOW: GARLAND AT CARNEGIE HALL by William Randall Beard, music arranged by David Lohman. The time is April 23, 1961, when a 38-year-old Garland performed at Carnegie Hall in what the New York Times called “the concert of the century.” The setting is both on the stage of Carnegie Hall and in Judy Garland’s mind. This is an unforgettable musical portrait of a child actor turned Hollywood star who captivated a nation with her spectacular talent and tumultuous life. It features 24 of Garland’s greatest hits, including “Get Happy,” “That’s Entertainment,” “The Trolley Song,” and of course, “Over the Rainbow.” “Judy Garland’s life was a quintessential American life” said Lou Tyrrell, Artistic Director of Theatre at Arts Garage. “From Hollywood child star to the icon who gave it all on the stage of Carnegie Hall, we felt that her triumphs and tragedies were our own, and we embraced her as if she were a member of our own family. Beyond the Rainbow tells her story, but it also tells America’s story through the turbulent years of the mid-20th Century. It’s the story and the music of an era to be cherished and savored.” You will not want to miss this show! To receive the one-day special pricing, simply enter “Judy” as the promotion code on the website, or mention “Judy” when you call for tickets. Group ticket discounts are also available for the run of the play, please email Caroline@ for details. Also for theatre lovers, Arts Garage Summer Tune-Up series is a new initiative of The Theatre at Arts Garage to provide the greater Delray Beach community with an immersion into the newest work in American musical theatre being written today. If you are a musical theatre fan, but are tired of a constant diet of the old “war-horses,” and have been wondering what our best and brightest young musical theatre talent has been creating, these four new musicals, performed in a play-reading concert format, with scripts in hand, will illuminate the innovative musical and playwriting styles that are coming from the minds and imaginations of these extraordinary playwright/composers. TINYARD HILL, Thursday, June 6, 7:30pm, ($15-20) by Tommy Newman and Mark Allen Set in the ‘60’s to a foot-stompin’ countrypop score, this feisty new musical tells of family, fortune, patriotism, and romance. TROUBLE WITH DOUG, Thursday, June 13, 7:30pm, ($15-20) by Will Aronson & Daniel Maté Inspired by Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,” about a family dealing with changes, some more catastrophic than others. HOSTAGE SONG, Thursday, June 20, 7:30pm, ($15-20) by Clay McLeod Chapman & Kyle Jarro “A high-decibel romantic comedy with a seriously unnerving edge….” –The New Yorker DANI GIRL, Thursday, June 27, 7:30pm, ($15-20) by Michael Kooman and Chris Dimond A dark musical comedy about an extremely serious subject in an unexpectedly imaginative and funny way. For more information: or call 561-450-6357.

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Saturday 6/22, 8:00 pm

June listings Saturday 6/1, 8:00 pm

Garage Blues: Toots Lorraine and the Traffic

Toots brings a focused blend of classic vibe with the smoky milieu of west coast blues, Blue-Note jazz and swing jump blues and swing. “Smokin’ hot blues, jazz and swing that will move your spirit and leave you beggin’ for more! Toots sang her heart out while the band behind her rolled out some of the hottest blues heard in these parts in a long time.”--The Florida Times Union - Tickets $25 -$35, $ 5 more at the door

After graduating magna cum laude from Berklee, Gianni attended New York University to complete a master’s degree in Jazz Performance. While at NYU, Gianni studied with renowned pianists Kenny Werner, Jean-Michel Pilc, Gil Goldstien, and vibraphonist Stefon Harris. Through the graduate program, Gianni also has played with John Scofield at NYU. Gianni has also performed and recorded with Ralph Lalama and Ron McClure. In addition, Gianni has been teaching at the Palm Beach County jazz camp with Duffy Jackson and Dr. Bill Prince for the past 5 years. Tickets are $25-$35 in advance, $5 more at the door. Conjunto Progreso

Saturday 6/8, 8:00 pm

Gobal Invasion: Conjunto Progreso

Toots Lorraine

Friday 6/7, 7:30 pm

Jazz Project: Gianni Bianchini

“Hearing ’Sinatra at the Sands’ marked a moment in my life where I knew this was what I wanted. The way Basie would swing and Sinatra could sing…” -Gianni Bianchini Gianni was born and raised in South Florida and began playing piano at age 4. Through the influence of his family and friends he quickly began playing jazz and by the time he attended Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach Florida, he had already began performing jazz concert regularly in the South Florida area. Upon his high school graduation, Gianni attended Florida International University for a year where he was selected to play with Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval in the Florida International University Big Band. He subsequently accepted a scholarship from Berklee College of Music in Boston to further his musical studies in 2009. While living in Boston, Gianni performed at numerous venues in the area and studied under Ray Santisi.

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Since its inception, the traditional Cuban Son ensemble, Conjunto Progreso ,has taken audiences back in time to the nostalgic era of early Cuban popular music. Son Cubano is a style of music that originated in Cuba and gained worldwide popularity in the 1930s. Son combines the structure and elements of Spanish canción and the Spanish guitar with African rhythms and percussion instruments of Bantu origin. The Cuban Son is one of the most influential and widespread forms of Latin American music. Its derivatives and fusions, especially salsa, have spread across the world. Their experience goes back to many of the major orchestras and musical associations in Cuba as well as several salsa and charanga groups in New York and South Florida as well as recording and backing major Latin artist in the South Florida area. Tickets are $25-$35 in advance, $5 more at the door. Saturday 6/15, 8:00 pm

Jazz Project: South Florida Jazz Orchestra

Directed by bassist and composer Chuck Bergeron, this modern 15 piece big band is comprised of the best jazz and studio musicians working today. “The band swings with pulsating energy propelled by exemplary charts and arrangements that showcase brassy instrumentals, divine solos and elegant vocals.”----Edward Blanco, All About Jazz WDNA Tickets are $25-$35 in advance, $5 more at the door.

Garage Blues: Little Mike and the Tornadoes

This powerhouse blues and rock n’ roll band from New York City is led by singer, songwriter, producer and harp master Mike Markowitz. The band is well-known for its flawless, high energy blues sound, modeled after the great Chicago bands of the 50’s.

They have played nearly every major metropolitan area in the United States and Canada, some of the toughest hangouts, as well as the most sophisticated stages in the world, never straying from their course of delivering hard back alley blues and rough rock and roll. Little Mike Markowitz, is a mean harmonica player who cut his teeth in New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s, backing up legendary Bluesmen Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, and Jimmy Rogers. He then moved to Florida, and continued to perform and record through the early 2000s. After a hiatus from music, during which he raised his family near Gainesville, he’s playing high-energy blues again. Little Mike’s latest release is titled Forgive Me and he is currently touring in support of it. Tickets are $25-$35 in advance, $5 more at the door Saturday 6/29, 8:00 pm

Jazz Project: Nate Najar Trio

Nate Najar is an American jazz guitarist, composer and producer delivering melodies that delight the human spirit. This determined music raconteur with an old soul is singlehandedly reintroducing the fingerstyle nylon string classical guitar technique to a new generation of music lovers. Channeling the essence of Charlie Byrd, Najar’s expressive blend of phrasing, groove and rhythmic refrain delivers compositions informed with his passion for all music, from traditional jazz, to blues, gospel, and sizzling Brazilian beats. Tickets are $25-$35 in advance, $5 more at the door

Summer Theatre July 18 - August 11

Theatre at Arts Garage: Beyond the Rainbow: Garland at Carnegie Hall by William Randall Beard

Wednesday – Friday Showings: 7:30pm Saturday Showings: 2pm Sunday Showings: 7pm Featuring 24 of Garland’s greatest hits, including “Get Happy,” “That’s Entertainment,” “The Trolley Song,” and of course, “Over the Rainbow.” An unforgettable musical portrait of a child actor turned Hollywood star who captivated a nation with her spectacular talent and tumultuous life. “My history of my life is in my songs.“– Judy Garland Tickets are $30-$40 in Advance, $5 more at the door

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Art Deco Cuba 2013!

ADSPB president Sharon Koskoff has returned from the 12th Art Deco World Congress held this year in Havana, Cuba March 14 – 21, 2013. Koskoff will present a free power point presentation of the Art Deco architecture discovered in Cuba and talk about the art and culture she experienced. Habana Art Deco 2013! will be held at the Stonzek Theatre at the Lake Worth Playhouse on Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 8 p.m. The Stonzek is located at 713 Lake Avenue in Lake Worth. The city of Havana is home to an endless treasure chest of Art Deco architecture, far more than Miami’s South Beach, however the infra structure is poor with everything at risk. Learn about the current state of Cuba’s art and culture. The International Coalition of Art Deco Societies (ICADS) sponsors the World Congress every two years in a new city around the globe. The next conference, in 2015, will be in Shanghai China. For more info: Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches / ADSPB (561) 276-9925 or www.

New photography exhibit by the Boynton Beach Camera Club at the Delray Beach Public Library

The Delray Beach Public Library presents a new exhibit featuring the stunning photography of the Boynton Beach Camera Club. This exhibit will be on display at the Delray Beach Library’s 2nd floor Gallery from June 1st to August 3rd, 2013. This unique exhibit features the work of members of the photography Club that has been in existence since 1994.

Mignon Dobrin, President of the Boynton Beach Camera Club with her photograph “Lighthouse”

The Boynton Beach Camera Club is dedicated to the enjoyment of photography as well as to provide, promote, stimulate and encourage members in the art of photography through various forms of education, workshops, judged competitions and location shootings. The members are experienced and have a variety of photographic styles that will create a spectacular exhibit. You won’t want to miss it! For further information on this exhibit and the many programs at the Delray Beach Public Library, visit or call the Director of Community Relations at 561-266-9490.


Wednesday, June 12 & Thursday June 13 Jon Secada • 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. Over the past three decades, three-time Grammy Award winner Jon Secada has had an astonishing career, selling over 20 million records worldwide, touring the world and releasing 18 studio albums including both English and Spanish language versions. Adored by millions around the world, Secada is recognized as an international superstar by both fans and peers alike for his soulful and melodic voice. After taking a brief hiatus from music, the Cuban-American singer-songwriter is back with his latest single, “I’m Never Too Far Away.” Thursday, June 20 David Sanborn & Bob James • 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. The dynamic duo of contemporary jazz, renowned saxophonist David Sanborn and Bob James will share the JAZZIZ stage. In 1986, the duo released their collaborative hit album Double Vision that sold more than one million copies and won the Grammy Award for “Best Jazz Fusion Performance.” Twenty seven years later the two reunite for a tour. Double Vision spent 63 weeks on the Billboard charts and included songs like “Maputo,” “Since I Fell For You,” “Moon Tune,” and “You Don’t Know Me.” Their second album is due for release in May 2013. Wednesday, June 26 & Thursday, June 27 Kevin Eubanks • 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. Jazz and fusion guitarist and composer Kevin Eubanks was the leader of The Tonight Show Band with host Jay Leno from 1995 to 2012 and led The Primetime Band on The Jay Leno Show. His latest album, The Messenger, was released last year. JAZZIZ Nightlife brings its high-end entertainment experience to Boca Raton with the finest cuisine; wines; dedicated champagne, caviar, cigar and piano bars; plush indoor and outdoor lounges; and great live entertainment. JAZZIZ Nightlife opens weekdays at 4 p.m. and on the weekends for New Orleans-style brunch at 10:30 a.m. and stays open until 2 a.m. Covered valet parking is available at its front door. For more information visit www.

Daniel Tosh The June Gloom Tour

BOCA RATON, FL – JAZZIZ Nightlife, located at 201 Plaza Real on the south end of Mizner Park, has announced its June line-up of live entertainment. Tickets to each show range from $35 to $95 and are available at or 561-300-0732. Wednesday, June 5 & Thursday, June 6 Bobby Caldwell • 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. Bobby Caldwell’s live performances are always electrifying. Drawing from his vast repertoire of rousing R&B, intimate smooth jazz stylings, and big band songs, Bobby has the ability to entertain at any venue, for fans of all ages. In addition to heavy touring, Bobby starred as Frank Sinatra in the David Cassidy/ Don Reo theatrical production “The Rat Pack Is Back” in Las Vegas and has been featured on The CBS Second Cup Café, The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno, BET Jazz Central, and more.

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With Special Guest Jerrod Carmichael “Tosh.0” currently airs on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. on the Comedy Channel and consists of 30 episodes to air in three installments throughout 2013. The series premiered on June 4, 2009 and features the razor-sharp humor and biting commentary from comedian Daniel Tosh and delves into all aspects of the Internet, from the absolutely absurd, to the incredibly ingenious, in this weekly, topical series. The tour kicks off on May 30 in Salt Lake City and travels to over 25 cities across the US. To purchase tickets, visit the Kravis Center box office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in downtown West Palm Beach; online at; by phone at (561) 832-7469 or via or TicketMaster.

JUNE 30 – 7 :00 & 9:30 p.m.

Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall Tickets start at $35

Arts Garage 2nd Anniversary Gala Gig Raises $20,000

There was much to celebrate at Arts Garage’s 2nd Anniversary Gala Gig. The fundraising party and concert took place just a few days after the Delray Beach City Commission voted to allow the cultural venue to retain its home. The event which featured the legendary Little Jake and the Soul Searchers, along with an array of Arts Garage favorites, raised just over $20,000. These funds will be used for programming and educational outreach.

Wilson Saavedra and Lori Richards

Alyona Ushe, Jeff Perlman, Diana Colonna

“It was the most amazing night,” said Alyona Ushe, Executive Director of Arts Garage. “Not only was it a celebration of the remarkable achievements of the past two years, but it was a joyous party to thank Lou Tyrrell and Steve Goldberg

our incredible supporters who believe in our vision and what Arts Garage has come to represent as both an outstanding cultural venue and as a dynamic organization that inspires and educates our youth.” For Ushe, and the entire team at Arts Garage, this 2nd Anniversary Gala Gig marked the beginning of an exciting new phase of development for the venue. “We have amazing plans for the future, and with the community’s support we will be able to have many more celebrations to come,” said Ushe. For more information about upcoming performances, the student summer camp program, and how you can help Arts Garage with their next phase of growth, please visit

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THEATRE AT ARTSGARAGE Four new musicals, performed in a play-reading concert format by our best and brightest young musical theatre talent. TINYARD HILL Thu, 7:30pm, 6/6/13 ($15-20)

HOSTAGE SONG Thu, 7:30pm, 6/20/13 ($15-20)

by Tommy Newman and Mark Allen

by Clay McLeod Chapman & Kyle Jarrow

Set in the ‘60’s to a foot-stompin’

“A high-decibel romantic comedy with

country-pop score, this feisty new musical tells of family, fortune, patriotism, and romance.

a seriously unnerving edge….”

THE LONGING AND THE SHORT OF IT Thu, 7:30pm, 6/13/13 ($15-20) by Daniel Maté A brand new theatrical song cycle about six mixed-up strangers in a room, on an inner quest to feel “something like okay.”

–The New Yorker

DANI GIRL Thu, 7:30pm, 6/27/13 ($15-20) by Michael Kooman and Chris Dimond A dark musical comedy about an extremely serious subject in an unexpectedly imaginative and funny way.

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Hair Styles HERE COMES THE FRIZZ! By Dianne E. Adams Special to The Pineapple Summer in South Florida is great, our streets, restaurants, stores and salons become ours again. It’s also the time that our hair becomes possessed! The humidity takes frizz to a whole new level. Just walking out the door can turn the perfect blow dry into a frizzy mess! But girls (& some boys) have no fear, your stylist can fix it. You can be saved from a summer of unruly hair! March into your salon and tell your stylist, you need a Keratin Treatment. You may ask, what is a Keratin Treatment? Here are some simple answers to the complicated questions people have about Keratin Treatments. • A Keratin Treatment is a professional service performed at a salon, that penetrates the cuticle layer of your hair to reduce frizz and curl. • Keratin is protein, it is what your hair and nails are made of. • A great time to get a Keratin Treatment is during your color, or highlight service. The treatment will seal in your color, close the cuticle of your hair and make your color even more vibrant • A Keratin Treatment can repair damage & block the effects of humidity making your hair smoother with each treatment. It also cuts drying time & makes blow drying a snap! • Some Keratin Treatments do not break the internal bond structure of your hair. What that means for you is your hair is not left lifeless and flat. Your hair will be silky smooth with volume intact. • Not all Keratin Treatments are born equal. Talk to your stylist about what product they are using. If your stylist is wearing a mask, maybe your should think twice! • There are different price point options. Ask you stylist to recommend the best treatment for you and your lifestyle. Prices

can range from $100 and up depending on the density of your hair, length as well as product choice. • Yes, you must use the proper shampoo and products! Guys, we stylists are not just “trying to sell you something”. We make product suggestions for very specific reasons. One them being we want your hair to look as beautiful when you do it , as when we finish it at the salon. Please use sodium chloride and sulfate free products after your Keratin Treatment. It will help prolong the life of your treatment and keep your hair looking beautiful longer. • Depending on the treatment you choose the longevity of a Keratin can vary from 5 weeks to 5 - 6 months. The beauty if that your hair doesn’t have to grow out, your treatment will slowly fade away. Eventually you will realize that your blow drys aren’t as smooth and the frizz creeps back in, then you will know it is time for another treatment. When I do a Keratin Treatment on one of my guests for the first time I always tell them to get ready for a “life changing” experience! This may sound overboard, but trust me if you have not enjoyed the benefits of a Keratin Treatment you just don’t know what you and your hair are missing! Book an appointment today with your favorite stylist and live “frizz free” all summer! Dianne E. Adams is owner-stylist of Studio Seven Hair in Pineapple Grove. Visit

“On To The Next Level” Question

I’ve been seeing a guy who has several attractive friends of the opposite sex. He has stated that they are too young and he is just not interested in them, nor has he ever had a relationship or “hooked up” with any of them in the past. I completely trust him. We have been dating for months now, and he is all mine. I really like all of his friends. Recently, however, two of the girls started acting strangely. They are best friends (sisters, actually). One was rude to me and one flirts with my boyfriend (both in person and on Facebook). My question: How do I handle myself when I need to be around these two people I don’t like? I try not to let it bother me, but these girls make me so uncomfortable that I want to leave or avoid social situations. We are both very social, so being together with everyone is important to both of us. Thoughts?


This is a tough predicament. These girls are his friends, you probably want to get along with them, and they are making it impossible. I know you have been seeing him for some months, but in some ways, you probably seem relatively new to his group of friends. When you’re seeing someone new, you are obviously worried about their feelings, but their friends’ opinions are important too. Whenever I have gotten involved with someone new, or a friend brings a new romantic interest into the group, I always try to reach out to the ‘new friends’ because it goes a long way and it shows you care about the ‘old friends’. It’s a shame these girls have been difficult, because if they had been pleasant, they might have made a new friend, it could have been more fun, and, for your purposes, probably would have helped settle your initial discomfort with your boyfriend’s friend group. However, the opposite has occurred and a potentially positive relationship has soured. I imagine from their perspective, they see an old friend that just cut off communication with them because he has a new girlfriend. He might not have explained why, and they probably, rightly or wrongly, blame you. They might also just see you as the girl who swooped in and took a man they were interested in, and they are jealous, vile girls. They might even think they are sticking up for their friend based on something that you might have done. Rather than giving up on these girls, which you probably have a right to do, it might not be too late to salvage it. And for your boyfriend’s sake you probably should. It’s important that you said ‘our’ hobbies. They aren’t just you and your boyfriend’s hobbies, these girls are part of the group as well. Maybe you can relate to them independently of you and your boyfriend’s relationship. Try killing them with kindness, and even though it might be difficult, be genuine. You can never lose by being the bigger person. Remember, these are the friends of someone who you care for deeply, and it is unlikely they are absent of all good qualities. Even though it’s tough, keep a stiff upper lip, and try and get along with them. Finally, I am happy your new boyfriend has been open and responsive to your feelings, but I will warn you about pushing too hard on his current friendships. These girls seem to be pains, but don’t forget they have a relationship with him as well. He will appreciate it if you try and remedy the situation on your own, and I am sure he would be happiest if you ended up winning them over. If their unbearable actions continue after you have done your best, tell him you are going to ignore them and why, and do so. I’ll never ask you to get rid of your troglodyte friends, just promise to write in at

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Seemingly a simple question right? So why is there such a long answer….Sit back and try to soak it in: Your hair is a mixture of 3 colors; red yellow, and blue. These are the primary colors. Secondary colors are orange, green, and violet. If you look at the “wheel” a color opposite (directly across) will “cancel out” that color. This means if your hair is an orange color - green will make it a brown color. If you hair has a yellow tone, violet will cancel it out. Underlying color + Artificial color = Final result Different levels of Hair Color L1=Black • L2=Very Dark Brown • L3=Dark Brown L4=Brown • L5=Medium Brown • L6=Light Brown • L7=Dark Blonde L8=Light Blonde • L9=Very Light Blonde • L10=Light Platinum Blonde

Types of Hair color: Semi-permanent color -- This product adds color without changing natural color dramatically. The hair color contains tiny color molecules that enter the hair’s cuticle, or outer layer, and go into your hair’s cortex. They don’t interact with your natural pigments. And since the molecules are small, they eventually exit the hair shaft after several shampoos, leaving the hair as it was before treatment. This level generally lasts for 6 to 12 shampoos, covers up to 50 percent gray, enhances your natural color and leaves no roots. This hair coloring won’t lighten your hair color because it contains no ammonia or peroxide. Demi-permanent color -- This product level lasts longer, through 24 to 26 shampoos. In this process, pre-color molecules penetrate the cuticle and enter the cortex where they then partner to create medium-sized color molecules. Their larger size means they take longer to wash out. These products do not contain ammonia so the natural pigment can’t be lightened. However, it contains a small amount of peroxide, which allows for a subtle, but noticeable, color enhancement. It also blends and covers gray. (Both semiand demi-permanent colors can become permanent on permed or already-colored hair!) Permanent color -- This is what you need for a more significant color change (to go from black to blond, you’ll still need to go with a process called double process blonding and it’d be wise to get this it done professionally). In this level, both ammonia and peroxide are used. Tiny molecules enter all the way into the cortex, where they react and expand to a size that cannot be washed out. Your hair actually has to grow out over time. This product acts to lighten the hair’s natural pigment to form a new base and then to add a new permanent color. The end result is a combination of your natural hair pigment and the new shade you chose. That means the color may appear different on you than on someone else using the same color. (That’s why the “strand test” is so important -) Regular touch-ups of 4 to 6 weeks are generally needed to eliminate roots -- hair with your natural color growing at half an inch per month from your scalp. Highlights consist of selecting small or thick strands of hair that are then lightened at least 2 shades lighter than the rest of your hair. Highlights should complement your natural or artificial color. One misconception of highlighting is that highlights are only blonde in color. This is not true. If your color is a level 3 (dark black/brown) you can add highlights that are a level 6 (medium brown). You should never go more than 3 shades lighter than the rest of your hair color. The object of highlighting is to give you a sun-kissed look and to bring depth and light to your overall color. If you color and highlight, it is not necessary to highlight every time you color. Opt for highlight every other color appointment. Before any permanent color can be deposited into the hair shaft, the cuticle, or outer layer, must be opened. The insoluble formula then reacts with the cortex, or middle layer, to deposit or remove the natural pigment. The color is available in a variety of forms; creams, gels or tubes, or shampoos. These will not permanently change the hair color until they are part of an oxidation chemical reaction. The Oxidizing Agent or Developer is hydrogen peroxide in one of various forms and strengths. The strength of the developer - is determined by the desired results and the manufacturer’s directions. Hopefully you have a better understanding to how your stylist achieves the color level that “you” desire. With this, Knowledge is Power. You never know, you just might be able to challenge your Colorist at a few things. Enjoy!

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CLOUD 10 TO OPEN FLORIDA’S LARGEST BLOW DRY BAR AND MAKEUP SALON IN DELRAY BEACH DELRAY BEACH, FL – Cloud 10 will open the largest blow dry bar and makeup salon in Florida on Monday, May 27. Its location will be on the ground floor of Worthing Place in downtown Delray Beach, on 2nd Avenue, just south of Atlantic Avenue. Cloud 10 covers more than 1,600 sq. ft. and has 13 styling stations, including five stations specially equipped with Hollywood makeup lighting. The salon will employ more than 20 hair stylists and makeup artists. The blow dry bar concept is fast, convenient and affordable. Cloud 10 will take that service to the next level with an exceptional array of amenities, for a flat fee of $40. The mantra at Cloud 10 is “No coloring. No cutting. Just wash, dry, and beautify.” Cloud 10 will introduce several innovative features in an elegant, state-ofthe-art salon environment. The lavishly appointed salon, designed by awardwinning architect George Brewer, will start each blowout service in a luxurious shampoo chair offering an optional Shiatsu back massage. Guests can choose a standard cleansing wash with or without an optional scalp and neck massage or hair treatment, followed by the signature Cloud 10 blow dry experience. Cloud 10 exclusively features the Icon Prive blow dryer, known as the “Rolls Royce of hair dryers,” which is available only in two other blow dry salons in the U.S.

chair that will charge any type of cell phone. Complimentary refreshments, Champagne or wine (for the age appropriate) will add to the lavish experience. A variety of blow dry services will be available at Cloud 10, from relaxers to updos, along with another innovation -“Blowout Insurance.” For a nominal fee, if it rains on your hairdo, Cloud 10 will redo it within three days. The makeup menu includes a choice of a 5-minute makeover, several makeup looks and a hands-on training session with an expert makeup artist. Memberships and other package deals will also be offered, reducing the cost per treatment to well under $40 a visit.

Founder and CEO, Jodi Dery

Executive VP and COO, Jennifer Gibson

“Like every woman, I always want to look my best, but that takes time and effort, and time is often the last thing we have,” said Founder and CEO Jodi Dery. “Cloud 10 was created to provide a fast and affordable way for women to look their best for any occasion.” At Cloud 10, there will also be an iPad Mini at every chair, where guests can select hair and makeup styles, read online fashion magazines, and even take pictures of their before and after looks. Additionally, there will be a cell phone-charging console at each

Cloud 10 was founded by Jodi Dery, whose previous career was in providing spa services, most recently at the renowned Spa Palazzo in Boca Raton. Intrigued by the rapid growth of blow dry bar concept, she recently spent several months on a cross-country tour of nearly all the leading blow dry bars throughout the country. That extensive research enabled her to evaluate the best practices and ideas, resulting in combining the ‘best of the best’ products, techniques and environment to create Cloud 10. Jodi is also an accomplished author, penning four best-selling eBooks on how to most effectively use Siri on the iPhone 4S and 5. Jennifer Gibson, Cloud 10’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has more than 15 years’ experience in cosmetology and makeup artistry. Gibson, who holds an MBA in Marketing and Business Management, founded TimeSeal Cosmetics, a biocompatible anti-aging cosmetic line, which will be available as part of the Cloud 10 makeup services. Cloud 10 will be open seven days a week, with a flexible schedule for working women. For hours and appointments, call 561-3033000, or reserve online at Additional information can be found at and twitter. com/cloud10florida.

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events calendar SATURDAY • JUNE 1 Garage Blues | Toots Lorraine and The Traffic. 8pm. Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st Street. $25-$35. A focused blend of classic vibe with the smoky milieu of west coast blues, Blue-Note jazz and swing jump blues and swing. For more information visit or call 561-450-6357 SATURDAY - WEDNESDAY • JUNE 1 - 5 I’m Still Here! Harold Prince – The Man Who Transformed Broadway (Part Two: 1970 – Present). Delray Beach Playhouse. 950 Lake Shore Drive. Tickets $30. Call 561-272-1281 Ext. 4 for showtimes. SUN - MON • JUNE 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30 Studio Pottery Lesson— 1 – 5pm. Artists Alley, behind NE 3rd Avenue near NE 3rd Street in Pineapple Grove Arts District. Lessons from Abbey Funk for students of all level. 4 lessons, 2-hours, oneon-one instruction, all supplies included. $170. Call 718-312-2304 for more information or to reserve time. MONDAY • JUNE 3

SATURDAY • JUNE 8 Global Invasion | Conjunto Progreso – 8pm. Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st Street. Fusing Spanish canción and Spanish guitar with African rhythms and percussion instruments. $25-$35. For more information visit or call 561-450-6357

THURSDAY • JUNE 20 Wine Tasting – 5:30-7:30pm. The Olive Taste, 200 NE 2nd Avenue. Food will be served. Reservations required. $25/couple; $15/individual. For more information call 561-266-3228 or email


Ride and Remember Trolley Tour – 10am – 12 noon. Tour brings to life the history and culture of Delray Beach. Cost $20/person. Pick up at Spady Museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue. For more information or to reserve a spot call 561-279-8883 or visit

Juneteenth Celebration – 6pm-8:30pm. Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar, 82 Gleason Street. Oldest known commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Fun-Raiser benefits the Spady Museum. $25 per person may be purchased online at For more information call 561-279-8883

All artists will be available to discuss their works. Painting...Pottery...Sculpture...Works of Art

Booksigning – 1pm – Linda Malita will speak and sign Mafia Wife at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. For more information visit or call 561-279-7790 Block Party – 4 – 7pm. “505” Teen Center, 505 SE 5th Ave. Music, bounce house, face painting, free style battle, break dancers and food. Open to all ages. Contact Rohan Sutherland & Tony Chin for cost and more information. 561-243-7158 TUESDAY • JUNE 11 Evening Book Club – 6pm. Delray Beach Public Library. 100 E Atlantic Avenue. “The Clothes on Their Backs” by Linda Grant presented by rotating book leaders. For more information visit or call 561-266-0194.

30 Years of Reggae! Celebrate Boston’s on the Beach’s 30th Anniversary for Reggae Night! Time: 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Thirty years of love mon! Join Boston’s on the Beach as they celebrate Reggae Night’s 30th anniversary with a blowout birthday bash! Complimentary buffet, special drink pricing, bottomless Bacardi drinks for the ladies, and a killer reggae lineup are all in store. The $5 cover charge for ladies will be waived from 9 p.m.-11 p.m. Don’t miss the reggae jam – “ ’Cause every little thing gonna be all right!” For more information, visit 561-278-3364 Boston’s on the Beach, 40 South Ocean Blvd. A1A THURSDAY • JUNE 6 Town Hall Meeting – 7pm – Crest Theatre at Delray Beach Center for the Arts. The evening will begin with presentations on the City’s financial condition and growth management. Immediately following the opening presentations, citizens are invited to participate and provide the City with information on these important community issues. For more information go to www. or call 561-243-7203. FRIDAY • JUNE 7 Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk – 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road. Taiko drumming performance; limited tickets available. $8 for adults, $6 ages 4-17, free age 3 and younger. For more information visit or call 561-495-0233 Jazz Project | Gianni Biancini– 8pm. Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st Street. The future of jazz piano. $25-$35. For more information visit or call 561-450-6357 FRIDAY, JUNE 7 - THURSDAY, JUNE 20 “Visualize” Juried Student Art Exhibition. The Gallery at Art House The goal of the exhibit is to provide a showcase celebrating the creative expressions of young artists. Works consist of a variety of media in both 2 and 3 dimensions. Opening Reception June 7th 7 - 10 pm SATURDAY • JUNE 8 3rd Annual Water Safety Day -- 10am – 2pm. Pompey Pool, 1101 NW 2nd St. Get ready, get set and splash in with City of Delray Beach Aquatic Division & City Fire Department with fun activities that will equip participants for summer fun. Open to all ages at no cost. Call 561-243-7358 for more information.

Saturday, June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 10:00 am – 12 Noon – “The Writer’s Studio” – weekly Saturday morning program Contact Howard Gleichenhaus 561-638-7251

THURSDAY - SUNDAY • JUNE 20-30 Monty Python’s Spamalot -- Crest Theatre, 51 N Swinton Ave. Wednesday-Friday 8pm; Saturday 2 & 8pm; Sunday, June 23, 2 & 8pm; Sunday, June 30, 2pm. Musical comedy adapted from film classic Monty Python and The Holy Grail retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. $20 general admission; $15 groups of 15+; $10 children 12 and under; $10 student rush with valid ID one-half hour before curtain. or call 561-243-7922 FRIDAY • JUNE 21 National Skateboarding Day – 7pm. Hobbit Skate Park, 505 SE 5th Avenue. Open to all ages. Contact Christian Smith for cost and more information. 561-243-7158

Armchair Travel Series – 6:30pm. Delray Beach Public Library. 100 E Atlantic Avenue. “Kenya/African Safaris” presented by Denise Sears. For more information visit or call 561-266-0194.

Booksigning – 7pm –Lori Roy will speak and sign Until She Comes Home at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. For more information visit or call 561-279-7790

THURSDAY • JUNE 13 Artists’ Guild Gallery Opening – 6 – 8pm. The Artists’ Guild Gallery, 512 E Atlantic Avenue. Meet local artists and view fine art painting, sculpture and photography crafted by Guild members. Free and open to the public. For more information visit or call 561-278-7877

SATURDAY • JUNE 22 Garage Blues | Little Mike and The Tornadoes. 8pm. Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st Street. $25-$35. Best in Chicago blues. For more information visit or call 561-450-6357

THURSDAY • JUNE 13 & 27 Complimentary Wine Tasting with real glasses! 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Old Vines, Wine & Spirits. 900 E Atlantic Avenue, Suite 3. For more info, call 561-276-2076 or visit www. FRIDAY • JUNE 14 Dad & Daughter Date Night – 6:30 – 10pm. Delray Beach Golf Club, 2200 Highland Avenue. All ages welcome to celebrate Father’s Day with elegant evening featuring full-course dinner & music for dancing and listening enjoyment. Every Dad will receive keepsake photo. Call 561-243-7277 for cost and more information. SATURDAY • JUNE 15 Booksigning – 1pm – Becky Woodridge will speak and sign Contagious Optimism at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. For more information visit or call 561-279-7790 Jazz Project | South Florida Jazz Orchestra – 8pm. Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st Street. Modern 15-piece directed by Chuck Bergeron is comprised of best jazz and studio musicians today. $25-$35. For more information visit or call 561-450-6357 SUNDAY • JUNE 16 Father’s Day at the Museum – 1 – 4pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture. 51 N Swinton Avenue. An afternoon of mini kite building for kids and dads. $10 general, $6 seniors & students with ID, $3 ages 4-12, free for ages 3 and under. All dads receive free admission when accompanied by their children. or call 561-243-7922 THURSDAY • JUNE 20 Artists Alley Open Studios - 6pm – 9pm - An exciting new warehouse arts area in the Pineapple Grove Arts District of Delray Beach Florida, runs north and south between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks. All of the Studios and Galleries in Artists Alley will be open every third Thursday each month.

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Wednesday, June 5, 12, 19, & 26 @ 11:30 a.m. – “Socrates Café” – Weekly discussion group facilitated by Claire Drattell & Don Clare Thursday, June 6, 13, 20, & 27 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. –“Empowerment Zone” presented by the Reference Department

Monday, June 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. – “Empowerment Zone” presented by the Reference Department

Monday, June 10 & 24 @ 10:00 a.m. Craft Series - “Quilting Bee” – Twice monthly quilting class presented by Karen Pugh & Linda Bouvier

Monday, June 3, 10, 17 & 24 @ 5:15 p.m. “Got Gaming?” presented by Young Adult Librarian Loanis Menendez-Cuesta

Tuesday, June 11 @ 6:00 p.m. – Evening Book Group – The Clothes On Their Backs by Linda Grant presented by rotating book group leaders

SUNDAY • JUNE 23 Sunday Sleuths Book Group – 3pm. Discussion of The Ninth Day by Jamie Freveletti at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. For more information visit or call 561-279-7790 Transcendental Meditation® Open House: 1-3 PM - Free The Transcendental Meditation (TM® ) Program of Boca Raton is expanding to Delray Beach to be central to Palm Beach county. Reception and open house at the new TM center, includes two short documentaries. 660 Linton Blvd. Suite 201A (Linton International Plaza, 2nd Floor). Open House RSVP is requested but not required. 561-994-6990. 1 PM—“Meditation Makeover (Incense and Beads Not Required)”: TM transformed a high-pressure company from toxic to harmonious, lowering health insurance costs. 2 PM—”Exploring the Frontiers of Consciousness, Creativity and the Brain”: Filmmaker David Lynch, quantum physicist John Hagelin, Ph.D, and leading brain researchers. MONDAY • JUNE 24 Afternoon Book Group – 1pm. Delray Beach Public Library. 100 E Atlantic Avenue. “”The Violets of March: by Sarah Jio presented by Librarian Kathleen Hensman. For more information visit or call 561-266-0194. THURSDAY • JUNE 27 The 100-Year Evolution of American Quilting – 2pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, Cornell Museum. 51 N Swinton Avenue. Free with Museum admission. Lecture by Jane Pruett Hill, co-founder of the Gold Coast Quilters Guild, followed by Q&A session and light refreshments. or call 561-243-7922 SATURDAY • JUNE 29 Jazz Project | Nate Najar Trio with John Lamb. 8pm. Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st Street. $25-$35. Accomplished guitarist-composer finger-picking on same 1974 Ramirez nylon-string guitar once owned by Charlie Byrd. For more information visit or call 561-450-6357 Please Send Your Calendar Listings To:


ARTISTS ALLEY - runs north and south between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in downtown Delray Beach. FOR MORE INFO Call Vincent Cacace 561-276-1177 or 561-523-5300


June 1 - 6 -- Season Never Ends at the Artists’ Guild Gallery – Fine art paintings, sculptures, photography by Guild members. 512 E Atlantic Avenue, 561-278-7877, June1 - August 3 – Photography by Boynton Beach Camera Club -- Delray Beach Public Library. 100 E Atlantic Avenue. For more information visit or call 561-266-0194. June1 - August 30 – The Legacies of Delray Beach Families – Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue. Exhibit explores stories of the Quince, Spells, Mitchell and Edmonds families who contributed special talents and gifts to Delray Beach. Local artist Michiko Kurisu photographed original images and curated families’ artifacts for the show. For more information call 561-279-8883 or visit June1 - August 31 – Shark Months – Sandoway House Nature Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd. 561-274-7263, www. Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm, Sundays, 12pm – 4pm. Shark feedings Tuesday – Saturday 10:30am, Sunday 1:30pm. View great white jaw, 100 genuine shark and ray jaws, Hawaiian shark tooth weapons and more. Fossil dig to find a shark tooth. Photo op in a giant Megalodon jaw. Admission $4/per person age 3+. June1 - November 3 – School of Creative Arts Showcase Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Crest Theatre Galleries. 51 N Swinton Ave 561-243-7922, Monday – Friday 9:30am4:30pm, Saturday 10am-3pm. Free admission June 9 - July 13 – Juried Art Exhibition at the Artists’ Guild Gallery Fine art paintings, sculptures, photography by Guild members. Join us for the opening reception of the “The Artists’ Guild Gallery June 2013 Exhibition”. Meet local artists and view the fine art painting, sculpture, and photography created by the Artists’ Guild members. Opening: June 13, 6-8pm 512 E Atlantic Avenue, 561-278-7877 www.bocaguild. com Free and open to the public. June 17 - September 29 – Flying: The Story of Kites Delray Beach Center for the Arts/Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture. 51 N. Swinton Ave 561-243-7922, www. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; Sunday, 1-4:30 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $10 general; $6 seniors & students with ID; $3 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under. An extensive display of kites and memorabilia on loan from a Florida collector. June 17 - September 29 – A Quilting Evolution - Delray Beach Center for the Arts/Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture.51 N. Swinton Ave., 561-243-7922, www.DelrayCenterForTheArts. org Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; Sunday, 1-4:30 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $10 general; $6 seniors & students with ID; $3 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under. This 200-member Guild celebrates both traditional and art quilt forms. •••••••••••••••••••• The West Boca Leaders networking group meets every other Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the South County Library, 18685 State Road 7, Boca Raton. Cost is $60 per quarter. Visit for information.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS - JUNE 2013 Tuesday, June 11 @ 6:30 p.m. – Armchair Travel Series “Kenya/African Safaris” presented by Denise Sears Thursday, June 13 & 27 @ 10:30 a.m. – Craft Series – “Knit ‘N Purl” presented by rotating facilitators Monday, June 17 & 24 @ 10:00 a.m. – Children’s Program – “Tales for Tadpoles” (birth to 2 yrs.) Tuesday, June 18 & 25 @ 10:00 a.m. Children’s Program – “Turtle Tales” (to 3 yrs) Thursday, June 20 @ 2:30 p.m. – Children’s Program – “Didgeridoo Down Under – Music & Customs of Australia”

Monday, June 24 @ 1:00 p.m. Afternoon Book Group – The Violets of March by Sarah Jio presented by Librarian Kathleen Hensman Thursday, June 27 @ 2:30 p.m. Children’s Program – “John Storm’s World of Reptiles” ART EXHIBITS - June 1 - August 3 Photography by the Boynton Beach Camera Club NO COMPUTER CLASSES THIS MONTH

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The Food Beat’s Food Woofers visits of Delray Beach Hi, my name is Big Joe Stout and I am the host of Food Woofers, “the head to head smack down of chow down” only on TheFood We visit Delray Beach restaurants that have a knack for significant portions of amazing food and pit two contestants (woofers) to see who can finish first. The winner claims fame, cash, and a full belly. Our very first episode took place at one of Delray Beach’s best kept secrets, Zio’s. For our non Italian readers, Zio’s mean “Uncle” in Italian. Cool name for a cool joint owned and run by family. The proprietors, the Conigliaro’s, Patriarch Pat, and sons Matt and Nick have been serving up great food for years on the southeast corner of Military and Atlantic. Ave. Zio’s is a counter service/dine in/take out restaurant with a heavy focus on homemade. They cook their own turkey and beef on premise, and fresh is delivered daily. Food quality is top

tier here, and the specialty is Philly Cheese Steaks. Certainly one of the finest Philly’s in the area, the Conigliaro boys pile on fresh rib eye that is chopped while cooking, for extreme tenderness. Freshly sautéed onions, peppers, and mushrooms are piled onto a bakery fresh roll along with the generous portion of grilled steak. Of course, what Philly Cheese Steak would be complete without cheese? That would be like making Eggs Benedict without the eggs. Or shrimp cocktail without the shrimp. get the idea. At Zio’s, you have your choice of the traditional Cheese Wiz, or fresh Provolone or Swiss. But Zio’s is no one trick pony. The menu is as diverse as David Bowies wardrobe. Zio’s could be known as “Lord of the Rings” for their colossal onion rings, and the chicken wings, fries, and jalapeño bites are all grade A. For those a little more concerned about calories (God only knows why) Zio’s has a nice line up of salads and wraps. Thirsts are handled well with a typical line up of nonalcoholic beverages and for those wanting a grander quenching adventure, ice cold beer is also readily available. So what would our two Food Woofers be consuming for this festive and frolicking feast? Two words: Bad. Patrick. Oh yeah...The Bad Patrick is a big ole mass of burger love...about a three pound sandwich

that practically utters the words “dare ya.” Named after founding father “Patrick,” this is a burger to be avoided by vegetarians and wimps. The Bad Patrick is three half-pound patties of freshly ground chuck, grilled to perfection and smothered in cheese. The three patties are aligned ever so carefully on a full size cheese steak roll, and then buried in an avalanche of French fries, onion rings, tomato, lettuce and topped with Zio’s zesty homemade hot sauce.’s ridic-licious, and one could possibly feed a family of four, but on this day, two woofers took the challenge and only one walked away a champion. Log on to The Food to learn more about Zio’s and to witness the battle as it played out in front of The Food Beat camera crew. Zio’s has seating for about 20 normal sized people, and the entire menu is available for takeout. Say Uncle. Visit

Zio’s 14860 S Military Trail Delray Beach, Florida 561.865.9333

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Sundy House has introduced Grove Street ($11), a garden-inspired cocktail created by Michael Richards, Beverage Manager, working closely with Executive Chef Lindsay Autry. The cocktail includes ginger flower vodka made from ginger flowers found in the Sundy House exquisite Taru Gardens. Sundy House will create weekly garden inspired cocktails throughout the summer using flowers and elements grown on property. The Grove Street is available for $7 during Happy Hour, Tuesdays-Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. “The gardens at Sundy House are filled with beautiful, unusual flowers and fruits that make for interesting and deliciously different cocktails,” Chef Lindsay Autry said. Grove Street Cocktail Recipe 1 oz lemon balm rum 1 oz grapefruit cordial .5 oz ginger flower vodka** .5 oz lime juice 1 oz sparkling wine 5 dashes Bittermens Burlesque Bitters Combine all ingredients, except sparkling wine. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with sparkling wine.

JUNE Summer is the thirstiest season and I will definitely be quenching my thirst with Lagunitas Lil Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale. Lil Sumpin’ Sumpin Ale is a wheat/American IPA blend that’s loaded with citrusy hops and brewed with three different types of wheat. I think the peach/apricot notes mixed with the citrus and piney hops make it a perfect beer for a hop head during summer.

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