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Team Palm Beach Archery aims at individual success By David DiPino The Pineapple Staff Writer


On a Wednesday night during dinner time in Delray Beach, Team Palm Beach Archery lines their arrows up on sights mounted on recurve and compound bows, pull back the bow stings and shoot towards targets during Junior Olympian Archery Development (JOAD) scoring rounds. These archers range in age from age 11 to 16, and are competing individually to achieve star pins, advance levels of recognition and competition status. They meet once a week to shoot two practice rounds, followed by JOAD scoring rounds under the direction of the man they all learned to hold a bow with for the first time, championship winning archer John Bowersox Jr., owner of Palm Beach Archery, 1300 SW 10th St., Suite #6, Delray Beach. “Archery is not really a team sport. It stresses individual achievement, focus, and discipline,” Bowersox Jr. said.


This year’s celebrations New to Downtown Delray the season to shop, dine, and be SOCIAL! Downtown arrive by land, sea and air TisDelray Beach has renovations, relocations, and new

T Team Palm Beach Archery is currently working with Bowersox Jr. on gaining their JOAD star pins and in also preparing to individually compete in the North American Field Archery Championships, December 12-14, Everglades Archers, 17415 SW 264th St., Homestead, and the Florida Archery Association Indoor Archery Championships, February 20-22, 2015, in Miami Springs. “My goal is to get our Palm Beach Archery team shooting more and practicing more in the future,” Bowersox Jr. said. He surely won’t be wasting any time on motivating the Palm Beach Archery team. All of Continued on page 5


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At The Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Pineapple Slices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 - 11 Events Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14- 15 HEALTH/STYLE

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his holiday season, St. Nick will be arriving at the Famous 100-Foot Christmas Tree by helicopter, taking a cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway and peering out his back window to watch little ones on a holiday train ride. “Delray Beach is a great place to spend the holidays and this year we have celebrations coming every way possible – by land, sea and air,” adds Stephen Chrisanthus, associate director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC), which produces the holiday events for the City of Delray Beach. In addition to some favorite activities, there will be several new events this year that will include something for just about everyone. New in 2014 are: • Two Cookie Cruises with Santa aboard the Lady Atlantic • Kiddie Train Ride near the Famous 100-Foot Christmas Tree • A world record attempt at a Tacky Holiday Sweater Gathering • Screen on the Green showing of “The Grinch” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” • Online donations to support the Continued on page 5

merchants for all to discover. The DDA District has seen significant changes in the retail and restaurant community over the course of the last 6 months. This growth is instrumental to the Downtown and to the community in general. It increases employment opportunities, enhances our area for visitors and residents, and contributes to our local economy. Under New Ownership Paradise Salon and Spa – Salon/Spa - Pineapple Grove Sundy House – Restaurant/Hotel - S. Swinton Ave Purcycle – Fitness – SOFA Renovations & Relocations Blast from the Past - Retail – Moved to Atlantic Plaza Café Blu - Coffee Shop - E. Atlantic Ave (formerly Spot Coffee) Lemongrass - Restaurant - Renovation - E. Atlantic Ave N2Wine Bar with Artistic Artichoke - Restaurant - Pineapple Grove Periwinkle - Retail – Storefront Renovation - E. Atlantic Ave Continued on page 4



ELRAY BEACH, FL – Woo Creative & The Buzz Agency, two Delray Beach-based businesses, have partnered to present the community with a complimentary outdoor screening of two holiday movie classics. The animated classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), followed by The Grinch (2000), will be shown on a spectacular, four story screen at Old School Square Park on Saturday, December 20th starting at 6:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, snacks & drinks, and, if they feel the holiday spirit, dress up as their favorite Woo-ville character. In addition, the event organizers are asking for guests to donate a new, unwrapped toy that will be collected on behalf of the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We decided that, as two local companies that work together regularly, we ought to do something special for the community in which we live, work and play,” said Ryan Boylston, President of Woo Creative. “This will be the launch of a regular, free film event entitled ‘Screen on the Green,’ which will showcase a number of fun movie themes throughout the year.” More information can be found at http://100ftchristmastree.com/#schedule

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Delray Beach Historical Society hosts Nostalgic Christmas at Cason Cottage

Tours and events at historic home offer reflections on a simpler time


tarting on December 4th and running through December 27th, the Delray Beach Historical Society will be opening its doors for “Christmas at Cason Cottage,” sharing a glimpse of life during a simpler time. A docent guided tour will take you on a journey of Christmas past inside Delray’s beloved Cason Cottage House Museum, one of three historic buildings on the Historical Society’s campus, built in 1924 by the Cason family. A special reading of the classic, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” will take place on December 11th and 18th. Three distinguished town gentlemen - Howard Ellingsworth, Steve Miskew and Harvey Brown will don their finest old fashioned pajamas and play host for a story hour and sing-along. Hot apple cider and cookies will be served. Children are encouraged to come in the their PJs! Cason Cottage will be decorated to reflect the holidays during the 1920’s when children made decorations for the tree out of paper, popcorn, and cranberries. Meals were made from “scratch” usually on wood stoves, and kitchens were stocked with home-canned vegetables, pickles, jams, and preserves. Table linens and clothing reflect this period’s love of lace and embroidery. Women of the day sewed, tatted, crocheted, knitted, and embroidered, as well as made braided and hooked rugs. Committee Chairs, Maria Ellingsworth and Stephanie Miskew, have been working to create a wonderful experience for families this season. “We’re really excited this year to offer visitors who come downtown to see our famous tree an additional holiday activity. The house is beautiful and we can’t wait to take people down memory lane and share how the Cason family may have

experienced the holidays during the 20’s,” says Maria. The year 1924 was the height of the Land Boom and a time of great change in Delray Beach. The population grew to about 3,000 during this time of renewed prosperity and people felt confident about their future. Construction, real estate speculation, and tourism helped develop Delray Beach into what was at the time the largest city between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Bonds were issued to raise money to install water and sewer lines and to pave streets and sidewalks. A new high school and gymnasium, city hall, city golf course and several resort hotels were built. The Historical Society’s archival newspapers and documented accounts reveal Delray Beach celebrated the holidays with a great deal of spirit and community participation in 1924. Many parties, faith based celebrations, concerts and community events were scheduled and well attended. Specific names of families who returned form the north to Delray Beach for the holidays made front page news! Shops on Atlantic Avenue like “Mack’s” and “The Fashion” advertised holiday sales —“Festive Frocks starting at $16.50.” Homemade fruitcakes were for sale at Ocean City Bakery for $1 a pound. The American Legion provided the “Community Christmas Tree, erected in front of the city park. National advertisements for the Eastman Kodak Company, Whitman’s Candy, TInker Toys, Atwater Kent Radios, Lincoln Logs, Old Chum Tobacco, Remington Pocket Knives, Colgate, Corona Typewriter, March and White Radio, Studebaker, Johnston’s Chocolates and Santa’s favorite, wholesome Cream of Wheat, filled newspapers of the era during December. Delray Beach was growing and becoming more sophisticated in the early 20’s. The Cason Cottage kitchen, bathroom and household furnishings demonstrate how the “industrial revolution” in the home gathered momentum during that era, changing domestic life forever. Unlike turn of the century row houses or townhouses, the Cason Cottage’s unique Old Florida architectural style appealed to early Delray settlers’ pioneer spirit. It exhibits the structural imagination and excellence in craftsmanship, which were a the Delray Beach tradition. The Cottage is one of the most authentic architectural examples of its kind remaining in Delray Beach. “We are proud to share the history of Delray Beach during the pivotal years of the 20’s, as told through the Cason family story. It’s the perfect time of year for families to come and visit this local treasure,” says Executive Director Winnie Edwards.

CASON COTTAGE EVENT DETAILS: “Christmas at Cason Cottage” Open House & Docent Guided Tour December 4 - December 27 Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays; 11 am - 3 pm and 5 pm - 8 pm; $6 entry “Twas The Night Before Christmas” Story Hour and Pajama Party at Cason Cottage! Join us around the Christmas tree as special guests read aloud this classic poem written by Clement C. Moore originally titled “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” Plus, old-fashioned sing-a-long, cookies and hot apple cider. Dec 11 & Dec 18; 6 pm - 7 pm Space is limited; reservations required. 561.274.9578 $20 per person goes towards Children’s Programing at the Delray Beach Historical Society

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Donald B. Cooper selected to serve as City Manager DELRAY BEACH, FL – The City of Delray Beach City Commission, at a Special Meeting on November 7, 2014, selected Donald B. Cooper as City Manager. Pending Commission approval of an employment agreement, Cooper will serve as the City Manager. Cooper brings an extensive background in administrative management to Delray Beach. His experience in public service began in 1976. One year later, he was appointed as the City Administrator for the City of Craig, Colorado. In 1986, he was selected for the position of Town Manager for the Town of Castle Rock, Colorado. His professional career in municipal government continued, serving as Assistant City Manager and City Manager for the City of Port St. Lucie, and City Manager for the City of Yakima, Washington. Cooper attended the University of Colorado

where he earned a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science/ History) and a Masters of Public Administration. Professional affiliations include International City Management Association (ICMA) Credentialed Manager, Government Finance Officers Association, Florida City Managers Association and St. Lucie County United Way Board of Directors. The City Attorney’s Office, at the direction of the City Commission, will begin employment contract negotiations with Cooper. While negotiations are in progress, Mr. Terry Stewart will remain as interim City Manager until such time when Cooper begins his employment as City Manager with the City of Delray Beach. For more information, please contact the Public Information Office at (561) 243-7190 or E-mail New City Manager Donald Cooper pio@mydelraybeach.com.


December at Sandoway House Nature Center

2nd Annual Publishing Event

Saturday, December 6th • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cornell Museum/ Angelique Tea Room / Fee: $75 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: The Changing Publishing Industry-Update on the 2014 BEA (Book Expo of America) Moderator Barbara Cronie, Writing Program Director of The Writers’ Colony Panel: Self-Publishing Versus Traditional Publishing Authors: Sally Ling, Lewis Banks, Winston Aarons, & Pam Carey Special Talk & Slide Show: Authors Howard and Ellen Goodman describe their experiences in China from the memoir/ travelogue, DISORIENTED: TWO STRANGE YEARS IN CHINA AS UNEXPECTED EXPATS. Howard, a former staff writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer and editor at the South Florida Sun Sentinel, took an assignment at Shanghai Daily. Ellen, a teacher, tutored children of Asia’s new elite. Howard tells the story of writing under state censorship, and together they relate how they wrote their book. Don’t Miss This Exciting and Informative Event!

Program: Make your own shark tooth necklace! Date: Tuesday, Dec. 23rd and Dec. 30th • Time: 11am-2:00pm Come learn about how many teeth sharks lose in a year and make your very own sharks tooth necklace to take home with you ($5.00 per necklace)! All ages are welcome. Admission is $4 per-person ages 3 and up. For more information call 561-274-SAND (7263). Program: Alligator Feeding and Craft! Date: Wednesday, Dec. 24th and Dec. 31st • Time: 11:00am-1:00pm Make your very own alligator craft ($4.00 per craft)! Join us at 1pm for a short talk about alligators and watch an actual alligator eat! All ages are welcome. Admission is $4 per-person ages 3 and up. For more information call 561-274-SAND (7263). Program: Make your own shark craft! Date: Friday, Dec. 26th and Jan. 2nd • Time: 11:00am-2:00pm Join us at 10:30am for our shark feeding then stay to make your very own shark craft ($4.00 per craft). All ages are welcome. Admission is $4 per-person ages 3 and up. For more information call 561-274-SAND (7263). Program: Shark Feeding Dates/Times: Tuesday-Saturday at 10:30am and Sundays at 1:30pm Come join us for a splashing good time! Sandoway hosts a daily shark feeding, in the centers 15,000 gallon shark tank. Learn lots of fun and interesting facts about the oceans top predator! Admission is $4 per-person ages 3 and up. The shark feeding is included with admission. For more information on this chomping good time contact the nature center at 561-274-SAND (7263). Program: Alligator Feeding Dates: Every Wednesday and Saturday • Time: 1:00pm Join us every Wednesday and Saturday at 1pm to listen to a short talk on alligators and watch our resident alligator feed on his favorite food! Admission into the Nature Center is $4.00 per person ages 3 and up. The alligator feeding is included with admission. For more information call 561-274-SAND (7263). Sandoway House Nature Center 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, FL 33483 www.sandowayhouse.org

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Holiday Décor

DDA Style!


elebrate the holidays in downtown Delray Beach! The DDA adds its own festive touch throughout the District. As you stroll, shop and dine, be sure to check out: • A beautiful Sphere Tree on the beachside at Atlantic Avenue and A1A. Brought to you by: Delray Beach DDA, Marriott, Residence Inn, Boston’s On the Beach, Café Luna Rosa; • Twinkle lights and garland festoon the Delray Beach Pavilion on the beachside at Atlantic Avenue and A1A; • 26 Holiday wreath displays on the NW and SW 5th Ave. light poles in partnership with the CRA; • Twinkle lights and holiday decorations adorn the Libby Wesley Plaza at SW 5th Ave and Atlantic Avenue; • Pineapple painter palette displays on the light poles along Pineapple Grove Way; • Gold starfish lined with red twinkle lights adorn the light poles along Atlantic Avenue from I-95 to A1A. Seasons greetings from the DDA and the merchants in Downtown Delray Beach!


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Prime - Restaurant – Relocation - E. Atlantic Ave Solita - Restaurant – Renovation - Pineapple Grove New American Soul - Retail - E. Atlantic Ave Art Sea Living - Retail - E. Atlantic Ave BCBGMaxazria – Retail – E. Atlantic Ave Beachcomber Art - Retail - E. Atlantic Ave Cream Yogurt - Restaurant - E. Atlantic Ave Circe and Swag - Retail - E. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach Executive Suites - Office W. Atlantic Ave Delray Beach Running Company - Retail W. Atlantic Ave Extreme Art Gallery – Retail – E. Atlantic Ave Fresh Produce - Retail - E. Atlantic Ave Glavidia – Salon – Pineapple Grove Haystacks - Retail - E. Atlantic Ave

Honey Delray - Bar/Restaurant - E. Atlantic Ave House of Perna - Retail - Artist Alley Hudson at Waterway East - Restaurant Beachside Morley - Retail - E. Atlantic Ave Max’s Social House - Restaurant N. Federal/6th Ave Mastino - Restaurant - Pineapple Grove Prima Shoes – Retail – E. Atlantic Ave Once Upon a Time - Retail - Pineapple Grove Ramona LaRue - Retail - E. Atlantic Ave Smoke BBQ - Restaurant - E. Atlantic Ave Swatches & Rags - Retail - Beachside The Original Popcorn Store - Restaurant N. Federal Hwy/6th Ave Urban Outfitters - Retail - E. Atlantic Ave Vintage Tap - Bar - W. Atlantic Ave

Coming in 2015 Purelife Fitness – Lifestyle Fitness - Pineapple Grove Fairfield Inn and Suites – Hotel - W. Atlantic Ave Gary Rack’s Fat Rooster – Restaurant - E. Atlantic Ave Rocco’s Tacos - Restaurant - E. Atlantic Ave SOFA One and SOFA Two - Apartments - SOFA SOFA (South of Atlantic) - New District - South of Atlantic Ave, to 2nd St, East to SE 5th Ave, West to S. Swinton Ave To connect with the Delray Beach DDA, please call 561-243-1077, visit downtowndelraybeach. com, like us on facebook.com/DelrayDDA, and follow us at #DelrayDDA


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100-Foot Christmas Tree at www.gofundme. com/100ftchristmastree As always, the centerpiece of the holiday celebration will be the Famous 100-Foot Christmas tree with the spectacular treelighting ceremony taking place on Thursday, Dec. 4 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The holiday activities in Delray Beach conclude with First Night® 2015 on New Year’s Eve, an alcohol-free, family-focused celebration that takes place throughout downtown. “This year we’re spicing up the holiday celebration in Delray Beach with lots of new activities for children and plenty to do for adults as well,” says Stephanie Immelman, executive director of the DBMC. “For a complete list of activities and for schedules, we encourage people to visit www.100ftchristmastree.com.”

Delray Beach Holiday Events

Carousel and Kiddie Train Rides Nov. 28 – Jan. 4 Grounds of Delray Beach Center for the Arts Tree Lighting Dec. 4 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Grounds of Delray Beach Center for the Arts Famous 100-Foot Christmas Tree Dec. 5 – Jan. 1 Grounds of Delray Beach Center for the Arts

Holiday Parade Dec. 13, 6 p.m. Atlantic Avenue

Visits with Santa Dec. 5 – Dec. 23 Grounds of Delray Beach Center for the Arts

Menorah Lighting Dec. 16 at Sundown Grounds of Delray Beach Center for the Arts

Cookie Cruises with Santa Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 10 a.m. to noon Lady Atlantic Yacht

First Night® 2015 Dec. 31 4 p.m. to midnight Downtown Delray Beach

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the team has passionately embraced the sport over the last four years under Bowersox Jr. There is even a waiting list to get on the team. Some of his team members enjoy the competition, others find pulling arrows out of their quivers and shooting towards a target as a fun way to get away from the daily grind of school, FCAT’s, and even some students just like participating so they can meet new people their age interested in archery. “I just like shooting and the feeling of shooting the arrow through the air. I enjoy competing but for me it’s not really about the score or the competition,” said Juliette Morgan, 15, of West Boca Raton. Morgan shoots a recurve bow alongside her peer Halee Schichtel, 14 of Delray Beach. “I enjoy meeting new people involved in archery because they all seem to have a good attitude,” said Schichtel. “As for the recurve bow versus the compound bow, there are definitely different challenges.” Archer Jacob Levine of Boca Raton also shoots recurve bow. “I started shooting about four years ago. I enjoy looking into the sight, shooting at the targets and afterward finding out what kind of score I achieved,” said Levine. Levine points out there are 10 rings, in order: lowest to highest, on archery targets. So, there’s a lot room for success and error Eric Jacobwitz, 16, and his brother Josh Jacobwitz, 11, of Boca Raton have found a sport they compete individually in, yet as a part of the same team at Palm Beach Archery. The Jacobwitz’s have found a brotherly love in shooting compound bows. “I started four years ago and he (Josh) followed in my footsteps,” said Eric Jacobwitz said. “A compound bow uses a series of pulleys and cables, a levering system that connect the bow string to cams on two stiff limbs. The compound bow is much stiffer than a recurve bow or longbow,” said Eric Jacobwitz. Alexis Feder, of Boca Raton, is a fellow compound bow archer. She was using the Wednesday night scoring round to shoot for a JOAD star pin. “Tonight, I’m shooting for a Bronze Olympian star pin. In order to move up to a higher star pin, you have to shoot a higher score each time,” Feder said. Competing individually yet in a team atmosphere, can be tough. Archers only have three arrows to shoot during the scoring round in an attempt to win the star pins. In professional competitions, older age group archers are given five or six arrows to compete. Fellow compound bow archers Thomas McGowan, 13, and Nikita Thomas, 13, of Wellington, got into archery for different reasons. “To be honest, I was actually watching The Hunger Games and really liked the parts where Katniss Everdeen uses the bow and arrow,” said Thomas. “I really like Talk Eye (Nick Fury) in The Avengers. It’s really fun to come here to Palm Beach Archery and shoot my compound bow. I really look forward to my time here and I come twice a week. I also enjoy competing in archery,” said McGowan. At Palm Beach Archery, Bowersox Jr. also offers adult beginning classes, middle and high school classes, team building, host’s singles events, birthday and private parties.

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Meet the Neighbors

Many positive developments are happening on West Atlantic Avenue between Swinton Ave. and I-95. The Gateway feature, the Libby Wesley Plaza on SW 5th, and development projects such as the Fairfield Inn, have all been initiated in the past few years. Meet some of the people that have worked tirelessly to develop the West Atlantic area. They come from all backgrounds and walks of life, but the common driving force among all of these individuals has been the positive development of the West Atlantic area. Meet the neighbors.

Charles “Chuck” Ridley Born: Miami Beach, FL Education: Music Degree from Florida A&M University Profession: Community Organizer Vision for West Atlantic: The vision I have for West Atlantic Avenue was best articulated by my oldest daughter at her graduation. Dr. Ashley Ridley shared that growing up was like putting together the pieces of a puzzle. She shared that before she would start working on a puzzle she would look at the puzzle box first to gain insight on what the final product should be. Dr. Ridley shared that her family and the residents of West Atlantic were her puzzle box, all she had to do was put the pieces together. My vision is for the West Atlantic Community to continue to be a place where families of various cultures and incomes will choose to live, work, and play. A place where children are not viewed as who they are, but who they will become. A place where the elders are valued and respected for the wisdom they bring. A place that I can live the remainder of my life and watch my grandchildren put together the pieces of their puzzle. Favorite quote: “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We provide the bows. I would actually discourage someone from buying a new bow before they at least try out archery for the first time,” said Bowersox Jr. For more information on Palm Beach Archery, call 561-808-8645, visit www. palmbeacharchery.com, www.facebook.com/ PalmBeachArchery or email John Bowersox Jr. at: john@palmbeacharchery.com.

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Saint Joseph’s Lady Jaguars volleyball team From Katie Kakes with Love ou know what they say, “eat dessert first!” wins banner at Goldcoast League tournament And Katie DiPino, the owner of Katie

Boys Jaguars football team are District champs


Kakes, keeps that mantra in mind with her gluten-free and other delectable sweet treats. We took a few minutes to get the inside scoop on Katie and her love of Delray’s GreenMarket.

David DiPino & Katie DiPino

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in downtown Delray Beach? A: Mellow Mushroom for sure! Q: What is your favorite place to visit and spend time in Delray Beach A: I love Pineapple Grove. I love all the little shops and art! Q: What’s your favorite Delray event (besides the GreenMarket of course)? A: Garlic Fest!

Jags Volleyball B 10-2014 Photo ID (L to R) – Mckayla Williams, Isha Patel, Chloe Ilcus, Katie Trainor, Lucy Ream, Therese McLay, Coach Christina Hilsman, Naya Nelson, Elizabeth Gangale

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – It was a banner season for the Saint Joseph’s Jaguars! The Lady Jaguars Varsity Volleyball team had an outstanding season with a record of 8-4 having played hard in the semis and finals at the tournament. The Varsity Girls Volleyball Team includes Mckayla Williams, Isha Patel, Chloe Ilcus, Katie Trainor, Lucy Ream, Therese McLay, Naya Nelson, and Elizabeth Gangale. The Jaguars Football team also had an outstanding season with a record of 9-1 defeating Unity School in their final game of the season! The Jaguars Football Team includes Sebastian Tirado, Campbell Little, Cody Wheeler, Trevor Black, Gabe Guny,

Quinn Lowry, John Westine, Chad Mulling, R.J. Broda, Tyler Drew, Priyank Patel, Ethan Baxter, Tyler Thomas, Alex Ream, Mason DuBois, Gustavo Fedele, Bobby Valashinas, and Nick Sama. The Varsity Girls Volleyball Team was coached by Christina Hilsman and the Boys Football Team was coached to victory by Andrew Wideroff and Rick Nevad. “Saint Joseph’s is proud to offer a stellar athletic curriculum for area students and the community,” stated Athletic Director Andrew Wideroff. “It was a great season for Jaguar volleyball and football. We are so proud of each and every player. Coaches Wideroff, Nevad, and Hilsman as well as our parents are very dedicated and committed to making our teams a success,” stated said Head of School Tami Pleasanton. In addition to offering volleyball and football as part of the physical education curriculum, it is part of a generous list of athletic offerings at the school both during the school day and after school during enrichment programming. For more information regarding the athletic program, contact 561-732-2045. Saint Joseph’s, founded in 1958, is an FCIS and FKC accredited, nationally renowned, academic and arts preparatory school serving children ages 1 through 3 and Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Saint Joseph’s serves approximately 250 students from local, national, and international backgrounds. Rigorous academics, the Academy of the Arts, spiritual studies and athletics are the hallmark of our School’s curriculum. For more information on Saint Joseph’s Episcopal School, call 561-732-2045 or visit www.sjsonline.org.

Q: What are three items we could always find in your fridge or pantry? A: Pumpkin puree, eggs and butter are all must-haves year round. Q: If you were trapped on a desert island what three items would you ideally have A: My husband (Dave, pictured in the photo), some clothes and an oven to bake. Q: What is an “insider tip” to share about the Delray GreenMarket? A: Try and get there early as possible, as certain items sell quickly. I once had a customer buy all 20 bags of Easter sugar cookies within ten minutes of the 9 am opening. Q: When you aren’t at the Delray GreenMarket, where would we mostly likely find you? A: Baking up a storm of course! Q: Share a fun fact that people may not know about you… A: I’m also a musician. I play flute and French horn. Q: What is your favorite product you sell? A: It’s such a hard decision since all are my favorite! But, I do have a favorite that is new this season, my dark chocolate sun butter cups! They are Gluten-free, Paleo and nut free! Triple-win! Q: If you could be a celebrity for a day, who would it be? A: Taylor Swift – Love her! Find Katie and her yummy goodies every Saturday at the Delray GreenMarket. And be sure to like Katie Kakes on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LoveKatieKakes

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at the library “Reading Behind The Words: Understanding The Short Story”

Join us for a fascinating look at the Short Story in a new and different light with teacher and author, Winston Aarons. Investigate what is said and not said in the short story. Alice Munro, on receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature 2013 said,” I would really hope that this would make people see the short story as an important art, not just something you played around with until you got a novel. Through the reading of selected short stories and the use of literary tools and analysis of each work, you will acquire the skills needed to understand and interpret works of fiction. You will also learn how to evaluate a characters growth or lack of it in a story. You will learn the importance of settings and how it affects the story, as well as how to detect foreshadowing that will prepare you for what happens to the characters and why they behave the way they do. These tools will make future reading of short stories and longer literary works more interesting, exciting and pleasurable. Course Instructor: Winston Aarons Tuesdays: Dates: Dec. 2, 9, 16 Time: 2-3:30 p.m. Fee: 3 sessions = $45

Great Decisions Discussion Group @ the Delray Beach Library

The Delray Beach Public Library is happy to announce the return of the Great Decisions Discussion Group led by various facilitators that will meet on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. from December 11, 2014 to March 26, 2015. The group will explore U.S. foreign policy topics and questions based on a program of the Foreign Policy Association. The group will be using the Great Decisions 2014 & 2015 Briefing Books discussing topics such as The Eurozone in Crisis, the new Egypt, NATO and the U.S. in the 21st century and Iran, Israel and the Bomb. All participants must purchase a copy of the book and it can be ordered from www.wfa.org or call 1-800-4775836 at a cost of $20.00.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For further information on the many programs at the Delray Beach Public Library, please visit our website at www.delraylibrary.org or call 561266-9490. Please “like” us on Facebook: www. facebook.com/DelrayBeachPublicLibrary.

The Delray Beach Public Library “Food for Fines” holiday project

The “Food for Fines” Holiday Project will once again take place at the Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida on: • Monday, December 1, 2014 through Friday, December 19, 2014 It will have the dual purpose of collecting food for charities during the Holiday Season as well as allowing the Library to retrieve items of the collection that are out past their due date. If you donate food (canned or packaged) to the Library during this “Food for Fines” campaign, then your fines will be forgiven ONLY FOR THOSE LIBRARY ITEMS THAT YOU RETURN WITH THE FOOD DONATION. Only those specific items returned with a food donation will have fines removed. If you have fines for other items not returned with a food donation, then those fines will remain on your record. A few key points to remember: • Even if you donate a single can of food, fines will be forgiven for every item returned at that time, regardless of the total. • Food for Fines returned books and donated food must be brought to the Circulation Desk on the first floor. The returned Library items will be checked in by staff and fines will be removed for those specific items. • It does not matter if the person returning the Library items is the person that checked the items out originally. The fines will be removed for the items returned with the food donation. • This Food for Fines Holiday Project is for all Library items – books, music, movies,

The Crest Theatre & MNM Productions Present A CHORUS LINE DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Crest Theatre and MNM Productions will kick-off the 25th anniversary season of Delray Beach Center for the Arts next Friday night (December 5) with the opening of the landmark musical A CHORUS LINE. The show will run for 12 performances through December 14. “This production marks a new era for the Crest Theatre,” says Joe Gillie, president of the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square. “We move from a touring house to join the ranks of professionally produced theatre here in Florida. We’re proud to work with MNM to showcase some of the area’s best talent, and we hope this is the beginning of a great partnership!” The show is being directed by Kimberly Dawn (KD) Smith, who not only appeared in A CHORUS LINE on Broadway, she is one of only a handful of choreographers personally entrusted by Director / Choreographer Michael Bennett to carry on his original vision. “While A CHORUS LINE is, by tradition, a ‘no-star’ show that focuses instead on all the dancing gypsies, we are particularly pleased that our 23 talented cast members are all stars in their own right,” say co-producers Marcie

Gorman and Michael Lifshitz. “They each come with an abundance of theatrical experience and we are particularly pleased that all have direct ties to South Florida.” Among the more recognizable performers in A CHORUS LINE are Shane Tanner (Zach), Courtney Arango (Cassie), Michael Peter Deeb (Bobby), Rebecca Jimenez (Diana), Dawn Lebrecht (Sheila) and Brian Varela (Paul). A CHORUS LINE is the sixth longest-running show in Broadway history, with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Centered on 17 Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. The award-winning show provides a glimpse into the personalities of both the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. Tickets to see A CHORUS LINE at Delray Center for the Arts/Crest Theatre are only $45 each (plus a $2 historic preservation fee) and can be purchased online at DelrayArts.org or by calling the Box Office at 561.243.7922, ext. 1.

and audiobooks. For further information please contact the Library Circulation Desk at 561-2660197. Thank you for your support and Happy Holidays!

The Library presented a unique scoop on food!

The Delray Beach Library’s Lifelong Learning Community Institute, located at 100 West Atlantic Avenue kicked off its’ Fall Lifelong Learning Community Institute 2014 semester with an exciting Symposium on FOOD recently. This exciting day raised over $5,000 for the Library’s Lifelong Learning Community Institute.

Chef Jimmy Mills - Jimmy’s Bistro & Nancy Roe – Green Cay Produce

For the fourth year in a row, the Library presented this stimulating day and this years’ event was called: Food, Glorious Food: Healthy, Local & Delicious! Attendees took an in-depth look at FOOD from many different perspectives. This year, the Symposium featured two panel discussions: Grow Local Panel – featuring Bedner’s Farms, Green Cay Produce, Fort Lauderdale Vegetables, LLC, and Slow Foods Glades to the Coast Writing About Food Panel – featuring Editor Marie Speed, Columnist Liz Balmaseda, Authors Deeny Kaplan Lorber and Mandy Baca Participants enjoyed a cooking demonstration on: Breakfast: The Healthy Start to the Day provided by Chef Rey de la Osa of Publix Apron’s Cooking School. . The Moderator for the day, Ann Bocock kept the day moving at a brisk pace. The raffle prizes provided by over 40 local businesses and restaurants were outstanding and were beautifully packaged by Basket O’Books. Breakfast was provided by Publix & Publix Apron’s Cooking School and the day included Lunch-by-the-bite Food Tasting Tables provided by Caffé Luna Rosa, Farmer’s Table, Jimmy’s Bistro, Max’s Harvest, Nature’s Way Café, Scuola Vecchia Pizza e Vino, The Olive Tap, Two Fat Cookies, Way Beyond Bagels & Ziree Thai & Sushi. For further information or to receive a brochure about our Lifelong Learning lineup of Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 classes or to register please visit our website at www. delraylibrary.org or call the Library at 561266-9490.

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Donations requested for Project Holiday delivers true spirit of the season to Deployed Military In an effort to support deployed USA military members during the holiday season, the City of Delray Beach, “You Are Not Alone and “One Soldier at a Time” have come together to support the 9th Annual Project Holiday. This important Project collects and ships desperately needed items to our military who will not be able to come home for the holidays. The community is encouraged to experience the true spirit of the holiday by contributing to this worthy cause. Donated items will be accepted at various locations throughout the City and at several locations in Boca Raton through December 5, 2014. Examples of needed items are: (travel size preferred): Thermoguard pads (heating pads), holiday decorations (all faiths), bags of hard, individually wrapped candy (i.e., lifesavers, dollar store hard candy - please no chocolates except for tootsie rolls, tootsie roll pops, charm pops, etc.), snacks that can easily be put in their pockets while on duty (i.e., fruit cups, peanut butter crackers, etc.), gum, beef jerky, Slim Jim, pepperoni or similar dried meats, boxes of granola bars or similar, individual bags of nuts, dried fruit, trail mix or sunflower seeds, boxed and/or individual drink packets (i.e., Crystal Light, Wal-Mart or Target brand, Kool-Aid, hot chocolate, etc.), non-perishable food items, foil packed tuna and chicken, crackers, sun block, lip balm, baby wipes (no bigger than 2½” wide packages), Purell hand sanitizer, hand lotion, batteries (i.e., AA or AAA), foot powder, deodorant, toothpaste, socks (e.g., white or black knee-hi), used CD’s, DVD’s (no VHS tapes or cassettes), letters, notes, holiday cards and encouragement cards. Drop off boxes are at these locations: DELRAY BEACH: Delray Beach City Hall 100 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach Delray Beach Tennis Center 201 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach Delray Beach Community Center 50 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach Delray Beach Municipal Golf Course 2200 Highland Avenue, Delray Beach Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce 140 NE 1st Street, Delray Beach Delray Beach Public Library 100 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach BOCA RATON & OTHER LOCATIONS: Skin Apeel 21301 Powerline Road, Boca Raton Total Car Appearance Center 4501 Oak Circle, Boca Raton Applications by Design, Inc (ABDI) 22037 State Road 7, Boca Raton Stacy & Mom Doggie Divas, LLC 3944 Florida Blvd, Suite 101 Palm Beach Gardens Monetary donations to cover postage and to purchase calling cards are also appreciated. Please mail checks and/or money orders made payable to Project Holiday/One Soldier at a Time to: City of Delray Beach, c/o Delores Rangel, 100 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Items will be packed for shipment on Sunday, December 7 at the Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Avenue. If you are a City resident of Delray Beach or Boca Raton with a family member serving overseas and would like a package sent and/ or would like to volunteer to assist in packing boxes to be shipped, contact Delores Rangel at (561) 243-7010. For information on drop off locations in Delray Beach, contact Delores Rangel by phone (561) 243-7010 or E-mail rangel@ mydelraybeach.com. For information on Boca Raton drop off locations, contact Marla Birman by phone (561) 212-4914 or E-mail marlabirman1@gmail.com. Information on Project Holiday can also be found on the City’s website, www.mydelraybeach.com. “You Are Not Alone” (YANA) is a local group sponsored by the City of Delray Beach that provides encouragement and emotional support to family members and friends of our soldiers. “One Soldier at a Time” is a project that supports our deployed military with care packages and words of encouragement.

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schools • education “100 for 100” Annual Campaign underway at Milagro Center

Milagro Center’s “100 for 100” Annual Campaign is underway and you are invited to be among the 100 who will support their STARS and Teens and the many programs provided by Milagro. Milagro Center, with much help from the community, makes incredible strides each year in achieving its mission to ensure the social and academic success of at-risk children in our community. The children they serve live in severe poverty and, statistically, 40% or more will not graduate from high school. This is typical for the population that Milagro serves but NOT typical for Milagro students. At the end of the 2013-2014 school year, 100% of their Teens and 98% of their STARS were promoted to the next grade and more than 83% of their students maintained or increased reading and math scores. Milagro’s unique integration of arts education, social skills development, mentoring, and academic support, motivates the children, exposing them to opportunities, building their confidence and fostering their success. Help celebrate these amazing milestones by joining in the “100 for 100” Annual Campaign. Send your $100 check today to Milagro Center, or support online at www. milagrocenter.org and click on the Donate Today star.

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DELRAY BEACH CITY DIRECTORY Delray Beach City Hall 100 NW 1st Avenue Delray Beach, Florida 33444 www.mydelraybeach.com

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CCE Kicks off “Circus at the Center” with celebration

PALM BEACH, FL – Artists and artsenthusiasts gathered under the stars recently, for a special pre-party cocktail party to kick-off the “Greatest Little Party on Earth” – the Center for Creative Education’s second annual “Circus at the Center.” At the kickoff, at Trevini’s Ristorante in Palm Beach, there was excited chatter from last year’s party goers, many curious about this year’s planned theatrics. Event ringmaster and chair Bruce Helander, along with co-chairs Cheryl Gowdy and Vicki Halmos, shared details about the upcoming benefit, known for its overthe-top décor and exciting entertainment, with more than 40 VIP guests. On Saturday, December 6, 2014 the Center’s Northwood Village location will be transformed into the “Center Ring,” through the inspiration of designer extraordinaire, Bruce Sutka. This year’s event also marks the beginning of the Center for Creative Education’s 20th anniversary in the community. The fun, casual party captures the zany excitement of being a little kid under the big top. “Circus at the Center” invites guests to dress in, “circus chic,” enjoy a night of great food, live music, entertainment and dancing. “Last year’s inaugural ‘Circus at the Center’ was a huge success,” said Helander. “But we know this year will be even better, as we have so much more to celebrate – 20 years of helping children in our local community. ‘Circus at the Center’ is fun and exciting, but most importantly it raises necessary funds for the Center for Creative Education, which serves nearly 13,000 children annually. We invite you to enjoy the exciting entertainment, including circus-themed performers, and an amazing cabaret-style performance by the cast of a Broadway-bound musical.” This year’s featured musical is “Tuck Everlasting,” adapted from the awardwinning 1975 novel by Natalie Babbitt. Under the helmsmanship of director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw (“Book of Mormon” and “Aladdin”), the world-premiere production of “Tuck” will open at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta in February 2015. Members of the cast and creative team will give Circus guests a ‘sneak peak’ at this exciting new musical during the CCE fundraiser. The Center for Creative Education works with children from low income neighborhoods, using the arts as a vehicle to help them understand science, math, literacy and other areas of learning. CCE merges art with academics to bring learning to life, by engaging children in hands-on, project-based education. Last year, CCE provided classes free of charge to 12,500 children in more than 50 school sites all over Palm Beach County, providing after-school and in school programming to many disadvantaged students considered “at risk.” In addition, they are hired by private and independent schools to provide arts integrated instruction. Tickets to the Circus at the Center event are $300 for individuals and $550 for a couple. Tables of 10 are available for $2,750. Tickets and sponsorships are available online now at www.cceflorida.org. For more information please call 561-805-9927.

National Farm To School held at Delray Beach’s Trinity Lutheran Outreach initiative for the annual Children & Parents Day celebrates the Mango Fruit

Trinity Lutheran School First grade teacher Kathy Wilsher and Beth Owens of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences with first grade students at Trinity Lutheran School in Delray Beach.


ELRAY BEACH, FL – The annual Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History’s Children & Parents Day went on the road with an outreach initiative to celebrate National Farm To School Month featuring the mango fruit at Trinity Lutheran in Delray Beach with a healthy snack creation demo, Eat Right My Plate coloring activity and story book reading about farming in Florida. The program was held in Kathy Wilsher’s first grade class on October 27th. The Florida Farm Bureau Federation arranged for participation from Beth Owens who is the Florida Farm to School District Coordinator for the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Children & Parents Day is held annually in the Spring season. The annual family event has evolved to include culinary components. As an additional outreach initiative, a program was created to help support National Farm To School Month in October. Farm To School Month was designated by Congress and is defined as any program that connects schools (K12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers. Farm to school programs exist in all 50 states, but since farm to school is a grassroots movement, programs are as diverse as the communities that build them. There were many connecting points between Farm To School Month and Florida’s agriculture history. The lesson included the history of the State of Florida which is

celebrating 500 years since the arrival of Spaniard explorer Juan Ponce de Leon in year 1513. The celebration has been baptized Viva Florida. The agriculture movement began when Florida was incorporated as a State in 1845. Pioneer Florida farmers grew pineapples, tomatoes, mangoes and varied fruits and vegetables. For the snack-making demo at Trinity Lutheran the students created Mango Yogurt Parfait. And, they participated with the Eat Right My Plate coloring activity. The first graders were taught the history of the mango fruit and its nutritional benefits. The annual non-profit Children & Parents Day presented by MLFH and sponsored by Target was established in 2005 with the purpose of providing a fun-filled day of family adventures with arts, crafts and history education activities for children. The event has grown to include culinary experiences and features local farmers, local chefs, kids cooking classes and interactive crafts coordinated by local artists. Lori J. Durante established the program which is sponsored by the Target corporation. Children & Parents Day is one of the Official Community Event Partners for the State of Florida’s Viva Florida campaign. Children & Parents Day has also joined National Nutrition Month and the Let’s Move Campaign to fight childhood obesity. The family event is held annually at the historic Boynton Woman’s Club in Boynton Beach. The tenth annual Children & Parents Day: Celebrating the Mango Fruit is set for Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the historic Boynton Woman’s Club. For more information, call 561-243-2662 or email Mango@ChildrenParentsDay.org. Visit ChildrenParentsDay.org

Atlantic High School’s All-Star Leadership Academy takes skills to next level DELRAY BEACH, FL – On Wednesday, November 19th, 14 students from Delray Beach’s Atlantic High School had the opportunity to take their leadership skills to the next level thanks to Apex Empowerment, a South Florida-based organization entity focused on leadership development and coaching. Apex Empower, which hosted the John Maxwell Company’s L2: Learn Lead™ simulcast, featuring three world-class speakers: John C. Maxwell, Linda Kaplan Thaler and Tim Sander, sponsored the Delray Beach students. The participating students are all participants in the All-Star Leadership Academy, a mentoring program offered to Atlantic High School students. According to C. Ron Allen, founder and executive director of KOP Mentoring Network, the sponsored students participating in the Maxwell simulcast “take on leadership roles and know

how important – and challenging – it is to balance different aspects of their lives.” Allen continued: “I am extraordinarily grateful to Apex Empowerment for making it possible for these students to attend this event. For these students to learn about leadership from John Maxwell is a priceless experience they will remember and cherish for the rest of their lives.” L2: Learn - Lead took place November 19th from 9:00am to 12:30pm at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts/Crest Theatre Old School Square. Sponsors included Generations Financial, FAU’s Leadership Program and Grandview Preparatory School. Following the event, Apex Empowerment founders David and Lee Bersch touted the organization’s upcoming workshops and sessions, which will kick off in December and January locally in Boynton Beach. Learn more at http://www.apexempowerment.com/.

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pineapple slices Boys & Girls Clubs receive over $2 Million in awards from 21st Century Community Learning Centers

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County (BGCPBC) is pleased to announce the receipt of over $2 million in awards from 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC). Awards support the academic enrichment programs at Boys & Girls Clubs at Belle Glade Elementary, Pioneer Park Elementary, Gladeview Elementary School, and the Teen Center in the Glades, the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club, the Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton, the Max M. Fisher Boys & Girls Club, the Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club, and the Florence De George Boys & Girls Club. The Boys & Girls Clubs wishes to thank the U.S. Department of Education, the Florida Governor’s Office, Florida Department of Financial Services, Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation, the Florida Department of Education, Florida Health Palm Beach County, Florida Department of Education, and the Government Relations Committee of the BGCPBC for their advocacy on its behalf to secure this important funding. “The 21st Century Community Learning Centers awards are very competitive statewide,” said Jaene Miranda, president & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. “To win three continuing awards and four brand new awards is outstanding. It’s an affirmation of what our organization stands for. Our goal with these awards is to continue to provide academic enrichment in a safe environment to keep our Club members on track to graduate from high school, and help them demonstrate good character and citizenship, and lead healthy lifestyles.” The 21st CCLC initiative is an opportunity for students to enhance and reinforce academic lessons of the regular school day, while also allowing them to learn new skills and discover new opportunities after the

regular school day has ended. The focus of the 21st CCLC program, reauthorized under Title IV, Part B, of the No Child Left Behind Act, is to provide expanded academic enrichment opportunities for children attending low performing schools. Tutorial services and academic enrichment activities are designed to help students meet local and state academic standards in basic academic subjects. In addition, 21st CCLC programs provide family instructional programs, youth development activities, drug and violence prevention programs, technology education programs, art, music and recreation programs, counseling, and character education to enhance the academic component of the program. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.

organizations and component units for which the City is financially accountable (i.e., South Central Regional Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Board, the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency and the Downtown Development Authority). The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting represents a significant accomplishment for the City and indicates that the contents of the CAFR conformed to strict program standards and satisfied Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and applicable legal requirements. To view the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year 2012-2013, visit the Finance Department’s Budget and Financial Reports web page at www.mydelraybeach.com

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Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting awarded to City for 31st consecutive year

The City of Delray Beach is proud to announce that it has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2013 from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). This is the 31st consecutive year that the City has received this prestigious national award, which is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), which is prepared by the City’s Finance Department, illustrates the results of operations for the entire City and its various diversified funds and activities. The report includes detailed information on the City’s various funds as well as all

The American-German Club of the Palm Beaches is presenting its annual Christkindlmarkt on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 11am to 8:30 pm. Modeled on outdoor holidays markets found throughout Germany, the Christkindlmarkt showcases a variety of delicious traditional foods and drinks, merchandise, entertainment and performances. Fun activities are geared towards the

youngest visitors, such as workshops of making paper ornaments, decorating small gingerbread men, coloring pages, and much more! There will be a Lantern Parade, a chance to meet the Christkind and Santa Claus and participate in the Christmas tree lighting. Volunteers are currently being sought. Sign up to help with booth set-up, children’s crafts, merchandise and more. This is a great opportunity to get involved, meet people and support this popular event. If you are interested, please call/text 561.702.9700 or Email to volunteers@ americangermanclub.org Visit www.americangermanclub.org

Delray Beach Police Department Launches “Spotlight Series”

The Delray Beach Police Department (DBPD) has launched a new initiative to familiarize citizens with the sworn officers and support staff who serve our community. “Spotlight Series” is a video presentation that focuses on public safety personnel. Each month, a new employee or a different aspect of police work will be “spotlighted” to give the public a better understanding of the functions performed by law enforcement staff to ensure the safety of our residents, businesses and visitors. The first edition of “Spotlight Series” is available on YouTube at: https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=TOyDX8feYPY. For more information, contact Sgt. Nicole Guerriero, DBPD Public Information Officer/ Community Affairs, at (561) 243-7841.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents “Rescuing the Evidence: Three Minutes in Poland”

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Polo Club Boca Raton will host Glenn Kurtz, author of Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014),

Delray beach Visitor Information Center celebrates 10 years of visitor discovery


he Delray Beach Visitor Information Center, managed by the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and now celebrating its 10th anniversary, has been a resource for hundreds of visitors a day to our city. Dedicated volunteers provide exceptional customer service and hospitality in this little center located on the corner of A1A and E. Atlantic Avenue in what was once known as the Delray Beach Ocean Rescue Main Office as well as the Delray Beach Police Substation. Visitors stop in and learn more about the shops, attractions, dining, and places to live here - and can even be provided with change for the parking meters! The volunteers have all invested years of service giving back to the Delray Beach community and their 3-hour shifts of time at the Visitor Information Center are an integral part of what makes for an extra special visit to Delray Beach. “The walls are lined with brochure racks filled with Delray Beach information only! The center is where we promote, face –to-

face, our town and the wonderful things there are to do and see here,” expresses Laura Simon, Associate Director, DDA. The DDA encourages area hotels, attractions, restaurants, entertainment venues and publications to provide their collateral materials which will assist the volunteers in providing the best information to the visitor. A menu book is available for guests to review each of the downtown restaurants as well as a large directory map on the wall to provide a full view of the area shops and available services. “I love my job at the Visitor Information Center,” said Susan Kane, a Thursday Volunteer. It gives me a chance to meet amazing people from all over the world and at the same time share with them beautiful information about our city, Delray Beach.” The Delray Beach Visitor Information Center is open 7 days a week, 9-12pm and 1-4pm. For more information, or if you are interested in becoming a Center Volunteer, please contact the Downtown Development Authority at 561-243-1077.

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pineapple slices as he recounts the extraordinary discoveries made when he donated his grandfather’s home-movie footage to the Museum’s Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive. The program is part of the Museum’s National Conversation exploring the ongoing relevance of the Holocaust. Taken in Poland on the eve of World War II, these candid images of a small Jewish community called Nasielsk now serve as a memorial to an entire town annihilated in the Holocaust. The free program is open to the public and will be held on the following dates: Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Polo Club - Boca Raton Contact: Raymund Flandez 202.314.1772 rflandez@ushmm.org Register: ushmm.org/events/3minutes-boca-raton Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. BallenIsles CC - Palm Beach Gardens Register: ushmm.org/events/3minutes-ballenisles Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center Register ushmm.org/events/3minutes-aventura

Rules for Public Participation at City Commission Meetings

The City of Delray Beach welcomes public engagement during City Commission meetings and requests that citizens adhere to the following Rules for Participation: 1. PUBLIC COMMENT: City Commission meetings are business meetings and the right to limit discussion rests with the Commission. Generally, remarks by an individual will be limited to three minutes or less. The Mayor, presiding officer or a consensus of the City Commission has discretion to adjust the amount of time allocated. Public comment shall be allowed as follows: A. Comments and Inquiries on Non-

Agenda and Agenda Items (excluding public hearing or quasi-judicial hearing items) from the Public: Any citizen is entitled to be heard concerning any matter within the scope of jurisdiction of the Commission under this section. The Commission may withhold comment or direct the City Manager to take action on requests or comments. B. Public Hearings/Quasi-Judicial Hearings: Any citizen is entitled to speak on items under these sections at the time these items are heard by the Commission. C. Citizens that request to do a presentation that is on a portable flash drive device or CD/DVD, must provide their media to the City Clerk no later than 12:00 pm one day prior to the meeting where they wish to present. 2. SIGN IN SHEET: Prior to the start of the Commission Meeting, individuals wishing to address the Commission should sign in on the sheet located on the right side of the dais. If you are not able to do so prior to the start of the meeting, you may still address the Commission. The primary purpose of the sign-in sheet is to assist staff with record keeping. Therefore, when you come up to the podium to speak, please complete the sign-in sheet if you have not already done so. 3. ADDRESSING THE COMMISSION: At the appropriate time, please step up to the podium and state your name and address for the record. All comments must be addressed to the Commission as a body and not to individuals. Any person making impertinent or slanderous remarks or who becomes boisterous while addressing the Commission shall be barred by the presiding officer from speaking further, unless permission to continue or again address the Commission is granted by a majority vote of the Commission members present. The City appreciates the public’s cooperation regarding the Rules for Public Participation. For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (561) 243-7050.

Milagro Center’s 2nd Annual Haircuts for the Holidays

Delray Beach, FL - Milagro Center will kick off its 2nd Annual Haircuts for the Holidays by hosting this family-driven event on Friday, December 5th, 2014, from 5:00-9:00PM. With its huge success and overwhelming positive feedback last holiday season, Milagro Center plans to make this year’s event even bigger and better! While the central activity will focus on free haircuts and styling for Milagro Center’s children and their family members, compliments of the Florida Barber Academy, the event will also include a variety of other free family-centered activities such as family portraits by Alison Hill Photography; dental, vision and health screenings by Genesis Community Health; diabetes risk-assessments by the YMCA of South Palm Beach County; face painting by Lizzie the Clown; demonstrations by the Delray Beach Police K-9, SWAT, and motorcycle units and Delray Beach FireRescue; and ample food and beverages. Milagro Center serves over 100 schoolage children and teens living in the local Delray Beach area. “The low-income working families we serve struggle to meet basic necessities,” said Barbara Stark, Milagro Center’s Executive Director. “We are thrilled to be able to offer our children and families an evening of pampering, fun and important health services just in time for the holidays.” This event is being sponsored by DPR Construction and has been made possible through the many Delray Beach and Palm Beach County corporate, service and organizational collaborations Milagro Center has formed yearround. “While the spirit of giving is evident all year, the year-end holidays always seem to enhance that spirit even more,” continued Stark. “Milagro Center is excited to host an event that can assist our families with some small portion of their holiday expenses and, at the same time, give them information that can keep them safe and healthy, all wrapped up in an evening of fun,

food, music and laughter.” Please visit the website at www. milagrocenter.org, become a Facebook fan of “The Milagro Center” Cause page, and follow Milagro Center on Twitter @MilagroCenter.

Delray Marketplace to add 400 new parking spaces in early

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Delray Marketplace will add 400 new parking spaces located west of Frank Theatres IMAX CineBowl & Grille by the first quarter of 2015, plus free shuttle service and the addition of a new valet station located in the rear parking lot behind Terra Fiamma, which recently opened and will provide easy access to Main Street. The center has grown to become West Delray’s go-to family destination, bringing a high-end, eclectic mix of more than 40 regional and national retailers to the area offering a convenient, all-inclusive destination featuring something for everyone. A regular entertainment lineup is also offered complimentary for the local community, from live concerts to special holiday productions. “We are thrilled that the community has embraced the center as their destination of choice for all things dining, entertainment and shopping,” said Sarah Davis, general manager of Delray Marketplace. “The center is booming, and we are committed to enhancing our patron’s experience by providing additional parking for their convenience as we head into the bustling holiday season.” For more information on Delray Marketplace, please call (561) 865-4613 or visit www.delraymarket.com.

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2014 Red Cross Beach Bash to take a walk on the wild side

Holiday events guide from Unity of Delray Beach

Lilly Pulitzer fashion house sponsors “What Happens in the Jungle, Stays in the Jungle” PALM BEACH, FL – When you gather more than 600 party-goers dressed in various shades of pink and green to celebrate the American Red Cross, Lilly or louder, is what you’ll get. Marking the 8th anniversary of the not-to-be-missed event, this year’s Beach Bash leadership will again collaborate with fashion house Lilly Pulitzer to take a walk on the wild side on December 26, 2014 with a “What Happens in the Jungle, Stays in the Jungle” theme. Lucien Capehart Photography

The late fashion icon’s own backyard was nicknamed “the jungle.” It was there that she happily entertained her guests amid the lush foliage and roaming wild cats. This year, Palm Beach’s next generation of philanthropic leaders return to The Beach Club for their own jungle-themed adventure in fundraising.

Deemed the season’s hottest party, the event attracts young socialites from Palm Beach, Washington D.C., New York, Chicago and Miami, all to benefit the Palm Beach chapter of the American Red Cross. “Beach Bash has become a signature event on the Palm Beach social calendar,” noted Rob Levine, Chief Executive Officer for American Red Cross, South Florida Region. “The American Red Cross is grateful to the Lilly Pulitzer Corporation for their continued partnership throughout the years.” All proceeds from the Beach Bash support the lifesaving work of the American Red Cross, helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Across the American Red Cross South Florida Region, every 28 hours on average, a neighbor calls upon local Red Cross volunteers for emotional support, food, clothing and shelter after a fire, flood, hurricane or other disaster. In addition to the generous ongoing support of the Lilly Pulitzer Corporation, Zach Berg will also be a sponsor that evening. Tickets start at $250 and sponsorship packages and opportunities are still available. For more information, please contact Analisa Muti at 561-650-9133 or analisa.muti@redcross.org.

Children’s Special Christmas Program, The Christmas Story According to St. Luke Sunday, December 14, 9:25 a.m. Service The Sunday School Children’s gift to the congregation, followed by Santa’s visit. Visiting children and grandchildren are invited and encouraged to participate. Magical show with costumes provided! First Christmas Candlelighting Service Wednesday, December 17, 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary with Nancy Norman. Christmas Eve Candlelighting Services Wednesday, December 24, 6:00, 8:00, and 11:00 p.m., with Rev. Nancy Norman. We remind you gently: the 11:00 p.m. service is for adults Merry Christmas! Thursday, December 25 Church Office Closed December 24, 2014 through January 4, 2015 Re-opens Monday, January 5, 2015. Phone messages will be checked. New Year’s Eve Meditation Wednesday, December 31 with Laurie Durgan, 7:00-7:45 p.m. followed by dessert

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Rewards For Causes “12 Days of Giving” DELRAY BEACH, FL – The “12 Days of Giving” event kicks-off on-line December 12, 2014 at www.RewardsforCauses.com. Founded on a simple premise – give back to those who give – Rewards for Causes will donate 100% of their proceeds to support local causes in the community for a 12 day period ending on December 24, 2014. Preview more than 30 exclusive offers from dining, fitness and travel businesses in Palm Beach and Broward counties including Dada’s, Boca Surf and Sail, Eleven Salon and Spa, Nu-Turf and Braman BMW, and click “Get Reward” to receive any offer. 100% of the flat $10 purchase price will be donated to the cause of your choice; select from a list of featured local causes such as Achievement Centers for Children and Families, Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Milagro Center, Boca Helping Hands, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Big Dog Ranch Rescue. The Reward is immediately ready to use and accessed via “Your Account” and email, and redeemed directly with the business. “Rewards for Causes has provided us with more awareness for our non-profit and an easy “online” fundraiser. Our big and small rescue dogs say thanks!, “ said Jeff Jacob, Director at Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Wellington. “Every deal you purchase on RewardsforCauses.com supports a great cause and saves you money,” said Nicholas Brusca, Founder, Rewards for Causes.” Look at it as donating to your favorite charity to receive an exclusive reward. Our standard donation is 50% of the proceeds to the Cause of the purchasers’ choice, but for these 12 days we are donating 100% to the Causes.” Rewards for Causes is generating revenue for businesses and donations for charities. Businesses do not pay a fee to participate and use the opportunity as part of their marketing plans. Local causes benefit from increased awareness and donations. For a complete list of participating businesses and causes, please visit RewardsforCauses.com, facebook.com/ RewardsforCauses, #rewards4causes. Rewards for Causes, based in Delray Beach, FL is a website that supports the community by providing special fundraising promotions for charities, aligned with exclusive offers from businesses. Search www. rewardsforcauses.com for savings, choose a reward offered by businesses in Palm Beach and Broward counties Florida, and select a Cause with 50% of the proceeds donated to a local charity. For more information, please visit RewardsforCauses.com or facebook.com/ RewardsforCauses.

24th Annual Holiday Toy Drive Brings Spirit of the Season to Local Children The 24th Annual Holiday Toy Drive, sponsored by the Delray Citizens for Delray Police/Kids and Cops Program, brings the spirit of the season to local children and families. New, unwrapped toys (PLEASE! NO TOY GUNS) and store gift cards for boys and girls ages 5-17 years old will be collected at various locations throughout the City from November 28-December 15. Gifts can be dropped off in specially marked boxes at the locations listed below. Checks, made payable to the Delray Citizens for Delray Police (holiday toy drive in the memo portion), are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the Delray Beach Police Department, 300 West Atlantic Avenue. Share the joy of the holidays by donating to this worthy cause. For more information, call (561) 243-7841 or E-mail guerriero@ mydelraybeach.com. DROP-OFF LOCATIONS: American Elder Care Avenue Pilates Boston’s on the Beach Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Stuart & Shelby Church of the Palms Delray Beach Center for the Arts Delray Beach City Hall Delray Beach Community Center Downtown Development Authority Delray Beach Fire-Rescue (All 6 Fire Stations) Delray Beach Police Department Delray Beach Surgical Center Delray Medical Center Delray Shores Pharmacy Elks Club Highpoint Section 1 Highpoint Section 6 Meisner Electric Miller Physical Therapy Orange Theory Fitness Pines Delray North Pines of Delray East Rainberry Bay Clubhouse Rheumatology Sande’s Restaurant Seagate Towers Spodak Dental Grouph

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A swell day for locals at Delray Beach Surf Festival 2014

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Jaya Kinsey rides a wave towards the judges panel during the Delray Surf Festival 2014. Hundred of surfers, paddle boarders and spectators came out to the event on Delray Municpal Beach across from Anchor Park. Photo: David DiPino

By David DiPino The Pineapple Staff Writer Surfing enthusiasts of all ages paddled out in a clean stomach to waist high swell just off of south tower four at Delray Municipal Beach, during the Delray Surf Festival 2014. Hundreds of surfers and paddle boarders jumped in the surf and used the duck dive to swim their boards under approaching waves to get in position of the best surf breaks Delray has to offer. Surfers shredded in front of judges on a panel and a stage high above the surf just 50 yards off of the water line. Spectators lined the beach to support the ocean sport on a crisp, clean midNovember day. Humongous kites dominated the sky over the festival, serving as some of the eye candy much to the appeal of those in attendance. “Delray Beach is unique because it gets surf from the north and south through the channel,” said Jo Wagenhals, master of ceremonies at Delray Surf Festival 2014. Joe Coakley headed out to the beach to support his son Jack Coakley during his first surf heat. The Coakley’s are residents of Delray Beach. “He’s really excited. I think this Surf Festival is awesome,” said Joe Coakley. Jack, 9, attends Wave Surf Academy in Delray Beach. He was one of the academy’s surfers who competed in Surf Festival 2014. He came in first, in his first heat, during competition. Waves Surf Academy had a dozen surfers attend the event. Owner Eric Dernick said Waves Surf Academy is based in Delray Beach and is the city’s contracted surf academy. Waves Surf Academy instructors are made up of seven lifeguards passionate about teaching surfing lessons to students. “Two of our Waves Surf Academy students competed today,” said Dernick. Waves Surf Academy also focuses on teaching children who wouldn’t otherwise have had the opportunity. “We’ve hosted free surf lessons to patients from the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Waves Surf Academy also works with local schools, the City of Delray Beach, gives private and group lessons and regularly hosts birthday parties here on Delray Beach.” Delray Beach resident George Mavilos said he came out to support the Surf Festival 2014

after his son Alex told him he’d be heading over to the beach across from Anchor Park earlier in the morning to help out. “He heard about it and wanted to come down here and volunteer. It’s a really cool event in the way it gets all the locals down here,” said Mavilos. The Delray Surf Festival 2014 featured boys and girls competitions for surfers ages 9-16. Each age group competed in a number of surfing heats, in timed allotments. During each heat, surfers grabbed the best waves they could and used cutbacks up and down the wave while showing the judges tricks like floaters, catching and getting covered in a tube, degree of difficulty, innovative, progressive and major maneuvers, variety, speed, power and flow. Delray Beach mayor Cary Glickstein, who when he’s not on the dais, running the successful Ironwood Properties as founder and developer, or busy being a father of three, loves to catch the surf on the Delray Beach break. After all, Mayor Glickstein did earn his B.A. degree from the University of Hawaii. “I attended a week-end long surf festival in Santa Cruz, California three years ago with a friend. When I came back, I spoke with some long-time Delray surfers, buddies of mine who agreed Delray Beach should have a similar event here. Last year’s event was the first, and was terrific,” said Glickstein. Surfing buddy, Tom Leeman, one of the festivals festival organizers, said the festival helped to raise funds for the Ocean Rescue Department. Both Glickstein and Leeman agreed the weekend’s festival was even better with more participants of all ages and more sponsor contributions than last year’s inaugural event. “Unlike other outdoor sporting events that only need worry about the weather, we need Mother Nature to cooperate a little more and send us rideable surf, which she did two years in a row. We had beautiful weather, fun surf all day, and a great turn-out of all ages for a communitydriven event of everything from surfing and paddling competitions to shark teeth treasure hunts to 100’ long tug-a-war for anyone that wanted to jump in,” said Glickstein. Glickstein said, all of which shows how and why we (Delray Beach) are such a wonderful, community-driven small town that also knows how to celebrate its ocean-minded culture.

f you are new to Delray Raw, it’s a facebook page that exists to share local information and happenings. Scroll back to a couple of moons ago when the super strict administrators allowed only certain people to be privy to the happenings of the page, which seemed to offer insight to the underground, back-alley talk of the town. However, now the membership has expanded to almost 4,000 members and the talk seems to have switched from important happenings around the town to water cooler talk. I’d like to stir some conversation here and, en route, will give you some of the recent posts from people who post and comment. Maybe if we point out the local buzz on the Delray Raw page, we can shine a light on what is the major focus on the page and what isn’t getting a lot of conversation. Decide for yourself if the page is a worthy representative of what is happening in the community. It seems that there is a lot of attention given to unimportant topics, which litter the page. Mike is apparently super angry about Chick-fil-A making a home in the new development on Linton Avenue and Federal Highway. Maybe instead we can talk about the impact, good or bad, about the large shopping center and how it might affect the Avenue. Stan wants to know where he can munch on the best wings in town. After a roughly 50-comment debate, the resounding favor is for Bru’s Room wings. You know what 50 comments on education, taxes or tourism might bring? Change. Jay is trying to find a good dentist in the area and wants to know what you think. After 40+ comments, there is no clear winner for Jay, as the commentators turn against themselves and give exact dollar figures to their dental work and how they felt about it. Now, I know that I’m only a recent-ish adult and have (kind of) joined the world of asking others for their opinions, but has anyone ever heard of Google, Yelp or even their close friends and family members? Barry wants to let you know of two of his new favorite restaurants, but apparently no one cares. Well, four people like his effort. Maybe it’s only a big ticket item if it starts with a question as opposed to just an honest, untouted opinion. Then we’ve got an intriguing post about robots inhabiting Mars, a picture of a “funny street dancer” boasting fairy wings and 22 comments of nothingness, and someone who is looking for a dog boarder. However, there are several positive and community-minded posts on the page, which are worth mentioning because that’s where the true power lies. Let’s bring back more of the helpful and positive posts that engage the community members and we could really get somewhere. Cindi urges all RAWRERS to attend an important meeting about preserving the Village by the Sea and pushes for all residents to be well informed about City happenings. Let’s see, this important post garnered eight likes and zero comments. Isn’t the purpose of the page for “positive, constructive and forward thinking collaboration as we are here because we love working and/or living in Delray Beach”? Posts like these are the most important posts and the ones that should pull at the voice-box strings of the community members, and it would be great if there was more input from the members. Same goes for Katie, who is seeking donated auction items to raise money for a local school. She received maybe 10 individuals who said their company would donate an item, but in a group of thousands of local members, a return rate of close to nada screams that the group has lost focus of what really matters. Bottom line is that communication is incredibly important and if we get back to focusing on the honor of sharing facts and improving our community, then Delray Raw might be the pearl in Delray Beach’s oyster shell. The possibility is there so with a little polishing, it could prove to be a very viable page that offers community members local knowledge if, and only if, the members participate when it counts.

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events calendar DECEMBER 1-31 Pickleball - $2 - Call for times. Delray Beach Community Center 561-243-7250. Pompey Park Community Center 561243-7356. mydelraybeach.com To visit facility schedules go to www.dbpickle.com Pottery Classes – Mon-Sat. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. Learn how to make pots on the potter’s wheel. 561- 862-9222

All proceeds from the Holiday Trunk Show help support the programming for more than 300 children who attend the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club for a safe, fun, and educational environment after school and during the summer. Children participate in a variety of programs in the arts; education and career development; sports, fitness and recreation; technology; character and leadership development; and health and life skills. Ticket Information: December 1 Preview Party: $85.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased at www.bgcpbc.org or at the door. DECEMBER 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25 Holiday Cruise Aboard the Lady Atlantic-5:30pm-7:30pm. Come aboard the festively decorated yacht and cruise the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway to the Sounds of the Season! $24 adults/$21 seniors & kids. Delray Yacht Cruises, 561-243-0686, delraybeachcruises.com MONDAYS • DECEMBER 1,8, 15, 22, 29 Tai Chi Classes – Free classes offered at Greenlands Variety Store. 561-921-4238, greenlandsstores.com TUESDAY • DECEMBER 2 Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party 5-7pm. Join us at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts Vintage Gymnasium. Chamber members are invited with one guest. Please bring an unwrapped gift to be donated to Spirit of Giving Network. RSVP required; 561 278 0424, jena@delraybeach.com DECEMBER 2, 6, 13, 18, 20, 27 Savor Our City Culinary Tours – Time varies by date. 3 hour historical walking food tours in Delray Beach. Includes signature tastings from 5-7 stops. $65, reservations required. 800-979-3370, savorourcity.com DECEMBER 3-7, 10-14, PIAF” – Wed-Sat 8pm. Sun 2pm. $37.50. Pam Gems extraordinary Broadway musical vividly captures the glamour & squalor, the rise & fall of the complex, fragile, and enigmatic performer Edith Piaf. Call for times. Delray Square Arts, 561-880-0319, delraysquarearts.com

DECEMBER 1-31 Shark Feeding - Tues-Sat - 10:30am, Sun1:30pm- $4 per-person ages 3 and up. Alligator Feeding –Wed & Sat 1:00pm. $4 perperson ages 3 and up. 561-274-SAND (7263), sandowayhouse.org Delray Beach Historical Society presents “Christmas at Cason Cottage!” - Wed - Sat. “Twas the Night Before Christmas” Children’s Night and a Wine Tasting-call for times. 561-274-9578, delraybeachhistory.org MONDAY - WEDNESDAY • DECEMBER 1 - 3 The 2014 Holiday Trunk Show will feature more than 30 specialty vendors offering a variety of gift items including original jewelry, fine accessories, home décor, holiday ornaments and decorations, toys, men’s and ladies clothing fashions, as well as gifts for all ages from all over the world. The event kicks off with a preview cocktail reception on December 1st from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets for the preview party are $85 per person and include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. All guests have the first opportunity to view and purchase original gift items available. If interested, preview party tickets can be purchased at www.bgcpbc.org or at the door. The Holiday Trunk Show is open to the public December 2nd and 3rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. We invite you to join in this one of a kind shopping experience.

THURSDAY • DECEMBER 4 100ft Christmas Tree Lighting - The Delray Beach 100ft Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is one of the largest and most celebrated holiday events in Palm Beach County. Festivities begin at 5pm. A month long celebration kicks off with Santa landing in a helicopter to light the 100ft Christmas Tree at 7:15pm. Directly following the Tree Lighting at 7:30 join us as we attempt to break a World Record for the largest gathering of Tacky Holiday Sweaters! Old School Square Park. 561-278-0424, 100ftChristmasTree.com Delray Marketplace Music Fest- 6-8pm. Fabulons Motown and Classic Rock. Delray Marketplace. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com Women of Wit - 2pm. Each show features a play reading of a script adapted from a best-selling book or other writings. Tickets: $15. Delray Beach Playhouse. 561-272-1281, delraybeachplayhouse.com THUR - SUN • DECEMBER 4-7, 11-14 Over The River And Through The Woods- $30. A Comedy by Joe DiPietro. Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Delray Beach Playhouse 561272-1281 x4, delraybeachplayhouse.com FRIDAY • DECEMBER 5 The Otis Cadillac Band (Roots Rock/R&B) - 7:30pm Free Friday Concerts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. delrayarts.org


TUESDAY • DECEMBER 9 Music and Art in the Park- 6-8pm-Free. Bring your family and friends out to the Veterans Park Gazebo. 561-243-7350, murrell@mydelraybeach.com

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

Book Signing – 7pm. EJ Simon will speak and sign Death Logs In. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove 561-279-7790, murderonthebeach.com

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.

YPAD’s Season of Kindness – 5:30pm. Join the Young Professionals with a kick off Holiday Party at the Christmas Tree, more details tba. 561-278-0424, delraybeach.com/ypad

FOR MORE INFO Call Vincent Cacace 561-276-1177 or 561-523-5300 FRIDAY • DECEMBER 5 Join the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Pompano Beach Branch at their Annual Toys for Tots Holiday Luncheon. 11:30 A.M. $35 per person. Bring an unwrapped toy. New Members and guests welcome. Coral Ridge Country Club, 3801 Bayview Drive, Ft. Lauderdale. For registration & information contact: 954-570-5423 or email: pompanoscholar@ yahoo.com

WEDNESDAY • DECEMBER 10 National League of American Pen Women presents Local Authors “Writing in Different Genres”. Free event. 7pm Lake Worth Library. 15 North M Street, Lake Worth 561-533-7354 www.bocapenwomen.org THURSDAY • DECEMBER 11 Chamber of Commerce Presents Tech Talk & Pizza - 11:45am1pm. “Killer Apps to Boost your Business” Presented by Ryan Boylston of Woo Creative. Members $10 / Non Members $20. RSVP: 561 278 0424, jena@delraybeach.com

Condo Mania - 2pm. The audience is invited to talk to the characters on stage and help them figure out how to solve their problems. $15. Delray Beach Playhouse. 561-272-1281, delraybeachplayhouse.com

Carols and Cocktails in the Garden at the Sandoway House 6-9pm. Mix and mingle with friends and neighbors while getting in the holiday spirit! $25, includes light bites and cocktails. Live instrumental holiday music followed by carols from local school group. sandowayhouse.org

FRIDAY - SUNDAY • DECEMBER 5-7 Come To Bethlehem – 7-9pm. Journey to Bethlehem with Cason United Methodist Church. 561-276-5302, casonumc.org

Delray Marketplace Music Fest- 6-8pm. Solid Brass. Sounds of R&B with Music from 60’s to 80’s. Delray Marketplace. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com

FRIDAY - SUNDAY • DECEMBER 5-14 A Chorus Line - For the first time ever, and in celebration of the Center’s 25th Anniversary, we will co-produce the iconic, Tony Award winning musical, A Chorus Line. $45, Times vary by date. Delray Beach Center for the Arts 561-243-7922, delrayarts.org

DECEMBER 11 & 17 Catch A Rising Star Comedy - 8 pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts. $20-$40. 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

DECEMBER 5, 9 Book Signing – 7pm. Call for Titles & Authors. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove - 561-279-7790, murderonthebeach.com SATURDAY • DECEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27 Delray Beach GreenMarket –9am-2pm- The GreenMarket is an open air marketplace located at Old School Square Park a half block north of Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Old School Square Park 50 NE 2nd Ave - delraycra.org/greenmarket SATURDAY - SUNDAY • DECEMBER 6-7 Fitness in the Park at Delray Marketplace - 9am. Complimentary Fitness classes at Delray Marketplace. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com SATURDAY - TUESDAY • DECEMBER 6-9 The Delray Beach Open by The Venetian hosts Survivor Series I PreQualifying Tournament- 128-player “Survivor Series I” field draws national and international amateurs and professionals. Delray Swim & Tennis Center. 561-243-7058 MON. - THUR. • DECEMBER 8-11, 15-18 Top Hat, White Tie And Tails! 2pm & 8pm.$30. A Celebration of the great songs France has given us. Delray Beach Playhouse. 561-272-1281, delraybeachplayhouse.com

FRIDAY • DECEMBER 12 Jimmy Stowe & Stowaways (Beach Music)- 7:30pm Free Friday Concerts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. DelrayArts.org Women Artists - 2pm. Mary Cassatt - A Lecture Series by Dr. Barbara Falletta. $25. Delray Beach Playhouse, 561-272-1281 delraybeachplayhouse.com SATURDAY • DECEMBER 13 Delray Beach Holiday Parade - 6:00pm – Celebrate “Holiday Movies” with this year’s parade. Beginning east of the Intracoastal and continuing west to the Fire Dept. with over 70 entries to help you celebrate the holidays! Through a special connection to the North Pole, The Delray Beach Fire Department will have Santa riding along on their Fire Truck. 561-243-7277 beardsleyd@mydelraybeach.com Arts Garage Presents Ray Blue- 7:30pm. Jazz. $25-45. Ray Blue’s music can be described as a fusion of straight ahead jazz and African groove. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org 6pm. Collector Series VI Wine Tasting - $50/pp - With a special focus on Barolos and Brunellos. The Wine Wave, 561-276-2076 wineontheave@gmail.com Book Signing – 6Pm. Mark Spivak will speak and sign Moonshine Nation $16.95. A Moonshine tasting will follow.. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Pineapple Grove - 561-279-7790, murderonthebeach.com

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events calendar FUN FRIDAYS Happy Hour at Mastino!

Discounted prices 5 to 7 PM. Professionally Hosted, Always a Great Crowd! 25 NE 2nd Ave. PINEAPPLE GROVE IN DELRAY BEACH SATURDAY • DECEMBER 13 & 20 Cookie Cruise with Santa Aboard the Lady Atlantic - Ahoy! Join Santa for a once in a lifetime opportunity to cruise with him on the Intracoastal. This year families have two unique opportunities to spend time with the Jolly Old Elf on board the Lady Atlantic Cookie Cruise. $18 per person, children under 2 free. Sailing time: 10:30am - Noon. Price includes visit with Santa, cookies and milk or hot chocolate, coffee and tea, craft activities .Special photo with Santa also available for $10. Reservations are required and tickets must be purchased prior to the event. Delray Yacht Cruises - 561-243-0686 SUNDAY • DECEMBER 14 Book Club -3 pm. The Sunday Sleuths book club will discuss “Cockroached” by Jo Nesbo $16. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 561-279-7790, murderonthebeach.com MONDAYS • DECEMBER 15, 22, 29 The Writer’s Studio - 10am. Delray Beach Public Library. Howard Gleichenhaus 561-638-7251, delraylibrary.org TUESDAY • DECEMBER 16 A Christmas Carol - 8 pm. This new adaptation of Dickens’ popular classic fills the stage with veteran Broadway actors, lush costumes, stunning sets, music, dance, and a timeless message. $40. Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org Menorah Lighting - Lighting of the Menorah at Delray Beach Center for the Arts front lawn – Sundown. 561-243-7000, mydelraybeach.com Book Club - 6:30 pm. The Tuesday Murder Club will discuss Gone Girl by Gilliam Flynn $9.99. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 561-279-7790, murderonthebeach.com

FRIDAY • DECEMBER 19 Solid Brass (Classic Rock/R&B) -7:30pm Free Friday Concerts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. DelrayArts.org SATURDAY • DECEMBER 20 Wagner Family Wine Tasting - 6pm. $25/pp. Featuring Caymus, Meiomi, Belle Glos, Emmolo, and Mer Soleil. The Wine Wave, 561-276-2076, wineontheave@gmail.com Arts Garage Presents Martha Bartz and Mory Ortman - 8pm. Cabaret. $25-45. Martha Bartz, mezzo soprano, and Dr. Mory Ortman, pianist, bring a delightful, holiday-themed cabaret program to Arts Garage! 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org Screen on the Green – 6:30pm. Woo Creative & The Buzz Agency proudly present a free, holiday themed double feature: the animated classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) followed by The Grinch (2000) – both shown on a HUMONGOUS screen at Old School Square Park. Please bring blankets, lawn chairs, snacks & drinks – and a toy to donate to the Miami Children’s Hospital. Don’t be a Grinch…it’s for a great cause! 100ftChristmasTree.com SUNDAY • DECEMBER 21 Hanukah Happenings at Delray Marketplace - 5:30pm8pm. Menorah Lighting by Chabad of Delray followed by children’s activities including photos with Daniel the Dreidel, face painting, magical snow truck rides, Dreidel and Gelf giveaways, live DJ, arts & crafts and more! Delray Marketplace. 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com Join us for a traditional festival of Lessons and Carols, A Renaissance Christmas, celebrating the holiday season with music performed by the St. Paul’s Choir. Period instruments, such as viols and recorders, as well as the church’s large pipe organ, will accompany the singing. Selections for the afternoon will include beloved works by William Byrd, Antonio de Cabezon, Giovanni da Palestrina, Hans Leo Hassler, and others, with ample opportunity for the audience to join in singing traditional carols. All are welcome. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. A reception will follow in the parish courtyard. 3:00 pm. Location: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 561-278-6003 or 561-276-4541. FRIDAY • DECEMBER 26 On The Roxx (80’s Cover) -7:30pm. Free Friday Concerts at Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Outdoor Pavilion. DelrayArts.org

WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY • DECEMBER 17-19 Arts Garage Presents It’s A Wonderful Life- 8pm. Radio Theatre. $15-25. In this classic holiday tale, an angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

Arts Garage Presents Federico Britos - 8pm. Jazz. $25-45. Fourtime Grammy Award winner jazz virtuoso violinist Federico has toured extensively throughout the Americas and Europe, and has written and recorded many works for orchestras, chamber ensembles, ballet and dance. 561-450-6357, artsgarage.org

THURSDAY • DECEMBER 18 National League of American Pen Women Luncheon - 12pm. With Rickie Leiter. An interactive program on marketing and promotion for women in the arts. Delray Golf Club $30for guests. Register at: bocapenwomen.org

WEDNESDAY • DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Eve “Musical Midnight in Paris” - A Celebration of the great songs France has given us. Staring Liz Brady. Hosted by Randolph DelLago. Tickets:2pm Show – 1pm Champagne Reception $50, 8pm Show– 7pm Champagne Reception $70. Delray Beach Playhouse, 561-272-1281, delraybeachplayhouse.com

Delray Marketplace Music Fest- 6-8pm. The Fusion Band. South Florida’s Premier Show & Dance Band. Delray Marketplace 561-865-4613, DelrayMarket.com Artists Alley Open Studios - 6-9pm - Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks. artistsalleydelray.com

First Night 2015- 4pm – midnight. Family friendly New Year’s Eve special event throughout the Downtown including a fireworks finale at the Tennis Center at 9pm and midnight. $10 per button until December 30th; $15 per button on December 31st. 100ftChristmasTree.com

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THROUGH DECEMBER 5 The Blueprint Gallery at Milagro Center MonFri. 10am-6pm. Milagro Center celebrates its Gallery Grand Opening exhibit which displays the talents of Milagro Center’s own artists and teachers Alan Burgess, Anna Girgis, and Stephen Backhus and local Delray Beach Artist Alley artists Steve Blackwood, Susan Romaine, and Bob Schmidt. 695 Auburn Avenue, 561-279-2970, milagrocenter.org THROUGH DECEMBER 6 Pure Silk- Art Exhibit by Stan Silk at the Delray Beach Public Library, 561-266-0194, delraylibrary.org THROUGH DECEMBER 31 Delray Beach Historical Society Exhibit: Surfing History Delray Beach. For days and hours: 561274-9578, delraybeachhistory.org

THROUGH JANUARY 18, 2015 Japanese Design for the Senses: Beauty, Form, and Function. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 561-495-0233, morikami.org THROUGH MARCH 8, 2015 Language Art - Tues-Sun, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Mon & major holidays. $5; children under 6 free. Art that explores emotional, social and other themes through the use of text in the image provides another dimension for interpretation and conversation. Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art. 561-243-7922, delrayarts.org DECEMBER 16 - APRIL 19, 2015 En Plein Air- . Plein Air refers to the art of painting outdoors, and this exhibit features paintings of Delray Beach and other Palm Beach County locations. Tues-Sun, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday & major holidays. $5; children under 6 free. Cornell Museum of Art 561-243-7922, DelrayArts.org

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Library Closes Wed. Dec. 24 at 12 Noon - Christmas Eve Library Closed Thursday, Dec. 25 – Christmas Holiday Library Closes Wed. Dec. 31 at 12 Noon – New Year’s Eve Monday, December 1, 8 & 15 @ 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course “The Israel-China Connection” - Fee = $45 - One time Guest Pass = $20 Monday, December 1, 8 & 15 @ 2-3:30 p.m. Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course “Sing a Song of Protest” - Fee = $45 - One time Guest Pass = $20 Monday, December 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Empowerment Zone presented by the Reference Department Monday, December 1, 8 & 15 @ 5:15 p.m. – Got Gaming? presented by Young Adult Librarian Loanis Menendez-Cuesta Tuesday, December 2, 9 & 16 @ 2-3:30 p.m. Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course “Reading Behind the Words – Understanding the Short Story” Fee = $45 One time guest Pass = $20 Wednesday, December 3, 10, 17 @ 11:30 a.m. Socrates Café – Weekly discussion group presented by Claire Drattell, Don Clare and/or rotating facilitators Wednesday, December 3, 10 & 17 @ 2 - 3:30 p.m. Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course –“The 60’s: The Where Were You When Decade” – Fee = $45 – One time Guest Pass = $20 Thursday, December 4, 11 & 18 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Empowerment Zone presented by the Reference Department Thursday, December 4 @ 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. – Lunch with Liz presented by Liz Sterling “TBA” based on the insights of TBA Thursday, December 4, 11, & 18 @ 2- 3:00 p.m. Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course – “Truman: The Man form Independence & His Odyssey”- Fee = $45 – One time Guest Pass = $20 Friday, December 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Great Books Discussion Group – TBA – presented by Gilbert Schechtman Saturday, December 6, 13, 20 & 27 @ 10:00 a.m. The Writer’s Studio Every Saturday morning Contact Howard Gleichenhaus 561-638-7251

Monday, December 8 & 22 @ 10:00 a.m. – Craft Series “Quilting Bee” presented by Karen Pugh & Linda Bouvier Tuesday, December 9 @ 10:00 a.m. From a Woman’s Perspective Book Group The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar presented by Karen Kurzer Tuesday, December 9 @ 6:00 p.m. Evening Book Group – Illustrado: A Novel by Miguel Syjuco presented by rotating book group leaders Wednesday, December 10 @ 5:30 p.m. – 75th Annual Meeting of the Delray Beach Public Library –Guest Speaker –TBA Thursday, December 11 from 10:00 – 12:00 noon Great Decisions Discussion Group presented by Carl Wetzstein Thursday, December 11 @ 10:30 a.m. Craft Series - Knit ‘N Purl presented by rotating facilitators Thursday, December 18 @ 10:30 a.m. Publix Apron’s Cooking School Lecture & Cooking Demonstration presented by Publix Resident Chef Rey De La Osa Monday, December 22 @ 2:00 p.m. – Cerclé Français monthly French conversation group with rotating facilitators ART EXHIBITS Through December 6 – “Pure Silk” – Stan Silk December 6 – January 24, 2015 “Photography” by Flora Zolin, & Nancy Knutson “Watercolors” by Candy Dennis “Leltterpress” by John Cutrone FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS Registration Required – call 561-266-0196 December 2 December 3 December 9 December 10 December 12 December 16 December 17 December 19

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Lang Realty raises World’s largest gathering of people wearing holiday more than $10,000 in sweaters at lighting of famous 100-foot Christmas tree support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month BOCA RATON, FL – Lang Realty raised more than $10,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society as part of their annual “In the Pink” campaign in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). “I am proud of our team who rallied in support of such a great cause,” said Scott Agran, president of Lang Realty. “Many of our own agents and staff have personally battled this disease or have gone through this with loved ones.” Half of the donation was raised through a percentage of each closing in October and more than $5,000 was raised through pledges made for employees participating in annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and Port St. Lucie.

The DBMC team wearing tacky holiday sweaters: Stephen Chrisanthus, Tiffany Mazer, Jarrod White and Stephanie Immelman, with Suzanne Boyd from CBS12 News.

D Pictured from L – R is Lanie Jones, Making Strides Coordinator, Boca Raton with Scott Agran, President of Lang Realty.

As part of the month-long promotion, Lang’s branding and advertising turned pink and offices were decorated for the occasion with pink décor and pink themed events throughout the company. For more information about Lang Realty and details on current listings, call 561-989-2100 or visit www.langrealty.com.

ELRAY BEACH, FL – Along with the family-friendly celebrations and holiday events, this year the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC) wants to set a world record for the Largest Gathering of People Wearing Holiday Sweaters. The DBMC’s goal is to attract more than 700 people, which would beat London’s 2013 record of 639 people. This attempt to break a world record for holiday sweaters will take place during the lighting of the Famous 100-Foot Christmas Tree on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 pm, on the grounds of the Delray Beach Center of the Arts at the Old School Square Park. “For the purposes of breaking this record, a qualifying sweater – or jumper, as it is known in England – must prominently depict a traditional Christmas/Holiday character, item, or theme, such as Santa Claus, a Christmas tree, gifts or holly,” said Stephen Chrisanthus, DBMC’s associate director.

“Plain red or green sweaters will not qualify.” The sweaters must be long-sleeved and can be pullover or cardigan style. Additionally, all participating sweaterwearers must be in position simultaneously and remain so for a minimum of five minutes. Go to www.100FtChristmasTree.com for complete rules to participate. “Delray Beach is known as the ‘Most Fun Small Town in the USA,’ this world record would be another title the community can share in together, as well as being a fun, new addition to the Tree Lighting Ceremony,” added Chrisanthus. “Other new events this year include two Cookie Cruises with Santa aboard the Lady Atlantic, a Kiddie Train Ride near the Famous 100Foot Christmas Tree, and a Screen on the Green showing of The Grinch and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. For a complete list of the DBMC’s holiday activities and for schedules, please visit www.100ftchristmastree.com.”

Younger is Coming! 5,500 Square Feet Of It

BOCA RATON, FL – Wellness & Hormone Centers of America™ (www.WellnessHCA. com) celebrated with hundreds of guests in a two part open house/ribbon cutting with the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce that rolled into an evening cocktail party reception. “We’re happy to share our philosophy of healthy living, diet and exercise at our physicianbased facilities,” said Cheryle A. Carlton, Chief Marketing Officer for Wellness & Hormone Centers of America™ (WellnessHCA). “There are scientifically-proven benefits of hormone replacement treatment, testosterone therapy and erectile dysfunction assessment, which the public can receive at Wellness HCA facilities,” said their Medical Advisor, Dr. George Sadowski. Wealth Without Health Is Worthless is a message they convey as they inform residents of Boca Raton and surrounding communities that Younger Is Coming! On-site wellness physician, Dr. Cecilia Lacayo and supporting health care professionals will create a personalized plan for each patient including: balancing hormones to eliminate such related symptoms as fatigue, low libido, menopausal and andropauseal symptoms, ED, and weight loss. According to, Dr. Cecilia Lacayo, Wellness Physician at WellnessHCA, “Many health issues can be corrected and even reversed by redirecting focus from illness to wellness. So it’s important not to wait until you are sick before taking actions that will improve and prolong your health and life span. Planning to live a longer, healthier life starts by coming in to discuss and learn about your body and the ways to prevent illness,” she said. Among services provided by the Wellness & Hormone Center of America™ are: Hormone Replacement Treatment / Erectile Dysfunction & Testosterone Therapy Weight Loss Programs / Non-Invasive Liposuction / Customized exercise programs Botox® & Restylane® / Jeuvenesse® stem cell skincare products / Nutraceuticals

(LtoR) Randy Kurland, CPA, The Wellness & Hormone Centers of America™; Dr. Cecilia Lacayo, Wellness Physician, The Wellness & Hormone Centers of America™; Howard Davis Jr., Olympic Gold Medalist Boxer & Co-Founder & CEO Fight Time Promotions “IT’S FIGHT TIME!”; Cheryle A. Carlton, Chief Marking Officer, The Wellness & Hormone Centers of America™

WellnessHCA’s programs are individualized, affordable and most insurance is accepted. The 5,550 square foot facility, Wellness & Hormone Centers of America™ is located in the popular Polo Shoppes, 5030 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton, Florida 33496; 561-2886982 and join their Facebook and follow @WellnessHCA for specials, refer a friend and discount program opportunities.

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Wheel from the Heart presents Navy reservist with Toyota van on Veteran’s Day

Wheels from the Heart Founder Steve Muschlitz, Erika Cruz of The 22 Project, Navy Reservist Michelle Trinidad, Alex Cruz of The 22 Project and Candace Rojas, of Wheels From the Heart.

Local organization provides refurbished older vehicles to single mothers Wheels from the Heart, a South Florida non-profit organization that provides single mothers with much-need refurbished vehicles, presented a 2000 Toyota Sienna to Navy reservist Michelle Trinidad during a ceremony at Eleven Spa and Salon in Delray Beach on Veterans Day. Accompanied by Lt. Col. Tony Colmenares of the Florida Veterans Foundation, Trinidad said she was very surprised when presented with the van. “I had no idea,” she said. “You only hear about things like this happening on TV. “ Trinidad, who has six children ages nine to 19, said the vehicle will provide her with the extra room she needs for her large family. Before receiving the van, she was driving a 2003 Toyota Matrix with 265,000 miles on it and bad brakes. A active Navy reservist who has been in

the service for 13 years, Trinidad served three tours overseas. “Michelle protected our freedom so we wanted to provide her and her family with a vehicle that would give them the freedom to go where they need to go when they want to go,” said Steve Muschlitz, who founded Wheels From the Heart three years ago. The car is the 15th vehicle Wheels From the Heart has presented this year, with most given to single mothers in need of basic transportation. Using funds from supporters, Wheels from the Heart purchases low-cost older vehicles, covers the cost of minor repairs and then sells or donates the vehicles to qualified candidates – referred by faith-based, nonprofit or government organizations. Wheels from the Heart also accepts donated vehicles from the community. “For many, a car is much more than just transportation,” Muschlitz said. “It is the freedom to get to work or to take your children to school or to a doctor’s appointment. Reliable transportation can change a single mom’s life.”

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RECORD ATTENDANCE AT AVDA’S RACE FOR HOPE More than 1,200 participants support 15th annual event DELRAY BEACH, FL - AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc) held the 15th Annual Race for Hope on Saturday, October 11th at Anchor Park in Delray Beach. The race, held in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, drew a record crowd of 1,200 runners, walkers, spectators and volunteers. Team Kim had over a hundred people participating in the walk. The team was created in memory of Kimberly Lindsey, a school nurse at the Bok Middle School of the Arts and mother of three, who lost her life as a result of domestic violence. Team Kim was set up by Kim’s youngest daughter, Savannah, along with her sisters Sarah and Sofia. “We were also pleased to have Gemma’s Angels participate,” said Jean Magrella AVDA’s Board of Directors Chair and Chair of AVDA’s Race for Hope. “The team was formed in memory of Gemma Burlakoff, a domestic homicide victim from Boca Raton, who died last October. The team included members of the Spanish River High School boy’s lacrosse team.”

Sarah Lambert, Savanah Lambert, Sofia Lambert

shelter and Casa Vegso Transitional housing facility as well as the outreach, educational and prevention programs offered by AVDA throughout Palm Beach County. AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices to end violence and domestic abuse. For more information about AVDA, please visit www.avdaonline.org or call 561-265-3797, ext 109. Race winners included: 5K Race - Male Top Overall – James Carpenter 00:18:17 Top Master – Dean Manning 00:18:21 Top Grandmaster – Harrie Olsthoorn 00:18:49

Delray Beach City Commissioner, Jordana Jarjura

For the third year, The Original Pancake House sponsored a pancake breakfast for both participants and spectators. Liz Quirantes of WPEC CBS 12 served as the official mistress of ceremonies for the event. This year’s Race Directors were Dave Ragsdale of Run Palm Beach and Tom Vladimir of the Runner’s Edge Foundation. Proceeds from the Race for Hope will benefit AVDA’s 24-hour hotline, emergency

5K Race - Female Top Overall – Crystal Poppell 00:21:17 Top Master – Robyn Marcu 00:22:59 Top Grandmaster – Rosalee Castleberry 00:23:30 10K Race - Male Top Overall – Anthony Guiliano 00:35:09 Top Master – Jorge Pinto 00:42:18 Top Grandmaster – Doug Roth 00:45:58 10K Race - Female Top Overall – Sara Gomez 00:41:54 Top Master – Laurie Wisotsky 00:42:56 Top Grandmaster – Karen Fettner 00:48

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‘Tis the Season to Give… But What? Tales From The Mat TheYogaChronicles By Laura Norman Special to The Pineapple


ou only have to go into any store or open a newspaper to be reminded it is giftgiving season. The decorations are up, the ads are on display, and the message is clear, “Time To Shop! Time To Buy! Time To Get That ‘Perfect Gift’ For Those On Your List!” There is another way to experience this holiday season. Think about what kinds of gifts you would like! Do you really need or want another vase, tie or scarf, more stationery or anything else that will just add to your collection of “stuff”? Take the time to settle yourself and ask, “What do I really want?” The Abraham Teachings state that the reason we want anything is that we believe we will feel better in the having of it. Many people want more peace and connectedness with those they love, others desire to follow the path of peace and contentment. Whatever ‘feeling better’ means to you, seeking it through “stuff” is just a temporary fix. Finding a way to create joy and happiness from the inside out is the true way to give – to yourself and those you love. A friend recently shared a story of how he remembered his parents, after a long day of work, settling onto their sofa and lovingly rubbing each other’s feet. My friend said he could just see the stress of the day melt off and, after a short transition time, they would beckon for him to come nestle between them to share his day’s triumphs and tribulations. I asked my friend, now a father himself, what kinds of gifts he wanted this holiday season. Without hesitation, he replied he wanted more time with his children where he was not competing with their techno gadgets. He wanted to feel calm and present and offer his genuine presence more to his family. I asked him to ask his children what they wanted for the holidays. At first the list was all of the latest “i–this“ and “i-that’s.’ But when my friend calmly asked his children, “Beyond stuff , what do you really want?” They grew

quiet and said, “just time with you, Daddy!” This was big news to my friend. They all wanted the same thing – a feeling of closeness that can’t be found in any store! Perhaps this holiday season instead of presents offer your presence! Instead of rushing about, consider slowing down and just let peace be your shopping guide. Reach out with love and offer your time. Give gifts that offer genuine relaxation and peacefulness, that provide a deep sense of contentment. Meditation, Yoga, Qigong, Reflexology and Life Wellness Coaching are powerful ways available to help you find and maintain that deep sense of contentment. Removing stress and clearing the mind of negative thoughts and feelings are critical steps to remembering and reconnecting with who we really are. Reflexology works by relieving stress, promoting relaxation, calming your central nervous system and creating a profound sense of inner peace, all the way to the cellular level. By changing habits of thought and clearing the blockages that stand between where you are now and a true sense of fulfillment, reflexology helps you “open the door” to you own joy. Gift Certificates for Laura Norman Reflexology and Life Wellness Coaching are now available for this holiday season. The gift of reflexology allows for ultimate relaxation and endorphin release. The gift of life wellness coaching is a reminder that we are worthy of all that is desired and capable of achieving it!

Laura Norman, M.S., LMT, world-renowned Holistic Reflexologist and author of the best-selling book, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reflexology, offers private Reflexology and Life Wellness Coaching sessions in Delray Beach and Holistic Reflexology Training Programs in Boynton Beach. Visit www. lauranorman.com • Call 561-272-1220

By David J. Ramoy The Pineapple Contributing Writer

The purpose of this article and many more to come, is too bring awareness to Yoga studios, teachers and students who are going above and beyond in our community. I have had the pleasure of writing about some amazing studios and their owners, and now I wanted to recognize an individual who truly lives the Yogi way, both as a teacher and a healer. Meet Tecia Linville. I write this with conviction because I have witnessed her genuine kindness and compassion for people consistently, willingness to help those in need and humility in her demeanor. Hi Tecia, please tell us about yourself I’m from Brazil and living in Florida since 1993 with my beautiful family, husband Nilo, my son Bruno, and our sweet cats, Kali and Mama. I felt so much Gratitude and Love about everything and everybody in my life at this moment. Definitely Love is my Religion. What led you to begin this spiritual path? My Spiritual path started at a very early age in Brazil. Both my mom and my grandma are very special and spiritual people. My grandma was an amazing Crystal Healer, very connected with Mother Earth, and my sweet mom is a Reiki practitioner, so I grew up surrounded by spirituality. This was the beginning of my journey. Then I went to many spiritual schools back in Brazil and here in the US to learn different healing techniques.

You are a woman of many talents, please elaborate. I am a Crystal Healer, Reiki Master, Vibrational Healer using Crystal Singing bowls, Crystal Harp and Crystal Pyramid, Aura Photographer and Sivananda Yoga Instructor. All my work is designed to bring love, compassion and healing energies into physical and spiritual body. What advice would you give to someone who isn’t having the greatest day? Relax the mind and focus in your heart, be positive as much as you can. Unconditional love always conquers anything. You are love.

How yoga played an influence in your life? Yoga has helped me deepen my Sadhana (spiritual practices) helped me achieve a better me in all aspects, physically and mentally. I try to live by those principles everyday “Serve, Love, Give, Purify, Meditate, Realize.” Swami Sivananda

Tecia has helped people through many of life’s up’s and downs, and her gifts of showing love and light to her students and those in need continue to shine throughout our community. Namaste. You can contact Tecia to schedule an appointment or find out class schedules: 561-674-8589 ganeshazen@gmail.com

Favorite quote “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries, without them humanity cannot survive.” Dalai Lama

Visit David Ramoy’s Power Vinyasa Flow class at The United States of Fitness on Wednesday: 7:30-8:30 p.m., and Sunday 12-1:30 p.m.; The CozyYogi on Monday, 6-7:15 p.m., and 7:308:45 p.m. Or email me at Davidramoy@gmail. com.

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briefs Delray Beach Running Company joins WellFest Delray As sponsor

WellFest™ Delray 2015 (www. WellFestUSA.com) welcomes Delray Beach Running Company as the newest Sponsor of the March 7-8 event, which will be held outdoors at Delray Center for The Arts in downtown Delray. Commenting on the Sponsorship, Annie Burke, Owner, CEO, said “We look forward to making WellFest an event deserving attention!” Among the considerations at this time is a WellFest 5K run that will be organized with the Delray Beach Running Company and Bull Bar, whose owner also wants to do something to support the WellFest Delray message. Other Sponsors include: JM LEXUS, “the #1 Volume Lexus Dealer Since 1992” who will be a Marquee (Overall Event) Sponsor, showcasing their latest “Green” cars, while The Seagate Hotel & Spa will be promoting its “5-star” spa services and impressive hotel. For further information, contact Bob@ WellFestUSA.com, call him at 561-9215182 or sign-up at our automated website: www.wellfestusa.com/sign-up-now.html

Panel discussion on health, community and legacy

Join the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County for a morning of bagels and discussion with incredible guest speakers. Special guests include Congressman Ted Deutch, Rich Steinberg from Steinberg Global, and local physician Dr. Bruce Wishnov. Participants will learn about upcoming events at the Federation, find out what’s happening with our Foundation and more. For details, call 561.852.6061 or email BeatriceS@bocafed.org. Date: Sunday, December 21, 2014 Time: 9-11 a.m. Couvert: $10 RSVP: Please RSVP to beatrices@ bocafed.org Location: Weisman Center, 7091 W Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach

Dr. Jennifer Statler gives back to community with FeedBoca 2014

BOCA RATON, FL – In an effort to expand their existing support of the Boca Raton Community and Boca Helping Hands, Dr. Jennifer Statler and the staff at Statler Orthodontics are proud to announce: FeedBoca 2014. The FeedBoca food drive

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runs through December and donations will gladly be accepted at multiple locations throughout the city. “I am very proud to be expanding our relationship with Boca Helping Hands, a truly tremendous organization within our community. We hope to create more of a city wide focus on the fact that even in Boca Raton, there are a large number of residents in need”, Dr. Jennifer Statler, Owner, Statler Orthodontics. Statler Orthodontics hosts an annual luncheon for all of the Dentists, Medical Doctors, and their staff every November – she has encouraged them to donate as part of the event. She runs the food drive through her office and social media and is teaming up with schools and classrooms, creating contests and activities along with our teachers to get the kids involved in the spirit of giving. FeedBoca 2014 will be an effort led by Statler Orthodontics in close coordination with Boca Helping Hands (www. bocahelpinghands.org). When reached for comment on the program, Jim Gavrilos – Executive Director of BHH, offered the following, “We are truly looking forward to working with Dr. Statler and staff again this year. The demand for services from Boca Helping Hands has simply skyrocketed in the last year. For the month of August, 2014, BHH distributed 5,706 pantry bags of perishable and nonperishable groceries to local families. The year to date for 2014, we passed out 44,569 bags. Every bag goes to a family with a story … and every donations helps”! Donation drop off locations have been set-up at: Statler Orthodontics 7400 W Camino Real #110, Boca Raton Boca Helping Hands 1500 NW 1st Court, Boca Raton For more information on donating or to become involved please contact Statler Orthodontics at 561.368.3688 As a native Floridian, Dr. Statler has been giving back and making a difference for her community and country her entire life. Before joining Statler Orthodontics, she served in the U.S. Navy for 6 years and was Department Head of a 50 person dental care facility. She separated from the service with the rank of Lieutenant Commander but sill maintains close ties with her fellow military service members.



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Family Matters Nannies launches in South Florida

caregivers to families. BOCA RATON, FL – Family Matters Melissa Weaver, South Florida Director Caregivers, Inc., a leading international nanny of Operations for Family Matters Nannies and caregiver placement agency, is pleased to will manage the day-to-day operations of the announce the launch of its newest subsidiary, Boca Raton office including interviewing and Family Matters Nannies, Inc. Based in Boca screening nannies, drafting contracts and Raton, Florida, Family Matters Nannies assisting in the entire process of skillfully will provide families in South Florida with connecting the right nannies and families highly qualified, experienced and loving, fulltogether. In addition, Weaver will be the main time or part time nannies. Family Matters point of contact for families after a nanny has Nannies will offer South Florida families been placed in a home to ensure a successful an in-depth, personalized and consultative match has been made. approach to finding highly trained childcare Rich and Kidner specialists for their children decided to launch Family and their homes. Matters Nannies in South “We are very excited Florida when they both to be able to offer South recognized that there was a Florida families an agency lack of nanny and caregiver that is committed to agencies in the region. providing successful nanny The agency brings to the and caregiver matches,” community a yearning said Tova Rich, President & to provide high-quality, Founder of Family Matters personalized service, and to Caregivers, Inc. “At Family be a resource where parents Matters, we understand that can feel their individual finding the right person to family needs are being take care of your children met. At Family Matters, can be an extensive process. it’s all about the personal We strive to provide families touches -- each family or with a stress-free process individual that works with a that will provide perfect consultant receives step-bymatches.” Tova Rich - President & Founder of step guidance throughout Ms. Rich will now Family Matters Caregivers, Inc. the entire process. After the oversee and manage the placement has occurred, business operations for both families and nannies are still able to work Family Matters Caregivers, Inc. and Family with the team to ensure a successful Matters Nannies. Jessica Kidner, Managing placement has taken place. Business Partner of Family Matters Nannies, For more information please visit www. will manage all of the financial and legal FamilyMattersNannies.com or contact (561) operations, international expansion efforts 706-7161 and also assist in the placement of nannies and

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Listen to your body

By Alex Hurwitz Special to The Pineapple You’ve heard time and time again that exercise is good for you. Is it possible there can be too much of a good thing when it comes to your health? You can never exercise too much and eat too healthfully, right? Think again... In today’s society people are inundated with health and fitness knowledge more than ever before. In a country where the rates of preventable disease and obesity are on the rise this should be good news. However unfortunately as with most crazes, the new “fit lifestyle” is sometimes taken to an extreme. Those who choose to start exercising more and eating cleaner may think they’re taking all the right steps towards a better life but at what cost? Sacrificing all your free time, burning out or hitting a plateau are all common problems among new fitness buffs. Here are some basic guidelines to insure you find the best balance within your diet and workout regiment. 1. Practice moderation- Practice the 80/20 rule. Make 80% of your food intake healthy throughout the week and allow 20% for your favorite treats. This way you will reach your goals without feeling deprived. 2. Take rest days- Prevent the symptoms of overtraining by allowing 1-2 rest days per week from exercise. These days are crucial to both muscle repair and long term damage to your health. 3. Mix up your routine- Try to vary your workouts. Work different muscle groups each day or add in different forms of exercise. A mix of cardio, weight training and yoga is ideal. 4. Don’t focus on the scale- Instead of obsessing over the number on the scale, go by your energy level, how your clothes fit and your strength level instead. Remember if you’re gaining muscle while losing fat your weight may not change much even though your overall body composition is. 5. Prioritize sleep- Sometimes skipping your early am workout for an extra hour of sleep is best. Without adequate rest your muscles can’t grow and your weight loss could be hindered. Moral of the story is to listen to your body and don’t trust everything you hear. Everyone is different so what works for one person may not be right for you. The only way to find your perfect balance is through your own trial and error. Sometimes less is more! When all else fails considering enlisting the help of a certified personal trainer, nutritionist and/ or health coach. Keep up the good work and stay motivated! Alex Hurwitz is a NASM certified personal trainer at Mint Fit. She can be reached at info@mintfit.com (561) 2747477. She can be reached at 561-2747477 111 East Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach www.mintfit.com



h yes, the holidays are upon us once again. A time for gratitude, spreading joy and spending time with the people we love. The holidays are also the time of finding deals online, getting the right gift, being around people we hold grudges against, spending all your money on people you see twice a year, and my all-time favorite, forcing two, sometimes three or four family visits, into a two day window. Yet despite all the headaches that come with holidays, most of us love them and look forward to it each and every year. So knowing the obstacles that stand in my way of enjoying some hot chocolate on a brisk 62 degree day (Florida winter) and listening to holiday music in my car, I try not to squirm as I transfer some more money from savings to cover the baby swing present for a relative’s baby that I will probably not see until next Christmas! I decided to take matters into my own hands and make a list of ways to stay sane during the holidays. A little wine never hurt anybody. Now I am not encouraging drinking if this is not a part of your lifestyle. In fact I applaud you for finding different outlets to take the holiday edge off. But if you are like me, and every now and then between Thanksgiving week and New Years, another unexpected expense pops up, destinations change suddenly, or this relative refuses to speak with another one, well then, a little wine can go a long way, my friend. There is nothing wrong with listening to a little Bing Crosby White Christmas with a nice glass of pinot drowning out the sounds of holiday drama in the background.

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and not going outside your spending limit, you will be surprised of all the great deals you can find, and how much less stressed you become. Imagine that feeling of knowing the exact amount of money you plan on spending for the holidays, and how much is allocated for each person. It may sound challenging in theory, but take it from someone who has gone both routes, and the no excuse budget wins hands down!

Don’t fall off the food wagon I love holiday food. I begin looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner in June, and live with the regret of all the leftovers that I couldn’t finish the year before. But what I have learned is not to leave the rest of the holiday season as an excuse to overindulge. Instead, think of the holiday meals and leftovers as a reward for all the work you do during the remainder of the season. Allow yourself to take an extra scoop of mash potatoes, and while you’re at it, throw some stuffing on top during your holidays. But, I encourage you to stick to your guns the remainder of the by David Ramoy season! Going into Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah with this type of mindset, you will remember this season with pride knowing you earned your carb coma. The holiday season is my favorite time of year. I will accept all the chaos that comes with it to spend time with my family and friends, listening to Xmas music, telling each other the same stories year after year, and watching the presents being passed around. The rules I am presenting to you are simply a guide to help you enjoy your holiday to the fullest. Remember that this holiday is for you as well, so deck the halls, light the menorah and grab the biggest turkey leg! Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.


Even Santa has a budget Let’s face it, we can easily get wrapped up in the holiday cheer, and nothing says I love you like paying interest. Especially when the bill comes in January and you blame subliminal messages in the holiday music for your over the top philanthropy! Eventually you realize you need to budget, and even learn to love it. By sticking to smart shopping

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Boca Raton and Delray Beach Step Up for the 20th Annual Buddy Walk® Annual event benefiting the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization raises $180,000 BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Twenty years ago Boca Raton resident Terri Harmon was president of the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization. When the National Down Syndrome Society asked her if she wanted to participate in a new idea, a buddy walk, she said yes. Sixty people came out for the first event, had a great time and decided to do it again…and again. This year, nearly 3,000 people came out for the walk, held on October 19th, and raised a net amount of $180,000. The walk has become the main source of funding for GCDSO programs that serve people with Down syndrome and in 2012 made it possible for the organization to open a Resource Center. Four of the top ten fundraising teams came from Boca: Kimberly’s Partners (Gail Marino, Team Captain); Run DMC (Leslie Calvagne, Team Captain); Team Chea (Alexander Chea, Team Captain) and Sami’s Fan Club (Roni Faerman, Team Captain) and raised nearly $23,000. Committee members from Boca were: Daniela Chea, Sherri Bedoya, Natali Torres, and Terri Harmon and from Delray Beach: Patti Steinberg, Dean Saunders and Anne Dichele. Boca companies International Rail Partners, Ace Environmental Services, The GEO Group, Walser Law Firm, Ernst & Young LLP and The Sofabed Company and Delray Beach businesses Designer Dental, Plastridge Insurance and Apogee Health Care were walk sponsors. Boca schools Sandpiper Shores Elementary School raised over $500 for the Buddy Walk and Whispering Pines Elementary School raised nearly $200 and formed a walk team. From Delray Beach, the Atlantic High School NHS and Key Club participated in the walk. Funds from the Buddy Walk will support Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization’s Resource Center located in Boynton Beach and education, support, social and advocacy programs, including The Learning Program, The Exceptional Educators Program, The Next Chapter Book Club and Meet Greet Play and Learn. Top Ten 2014 Fundraising Teams were: • Benjammin’s Buddies (Joe Sassin Team Captain, Wellington) • Chloe’s BFFs (Celine Thibault, Team Captain, Palm Beach Gardens)

• Grayson’s Groupies (Erin Allen, Team Captain, Boynton Beach) • CupKates (Janessa Gross, Team Captain, Wellington) • Kimberly’s Partners (Gail Marino, Team Captain, Boca Raton) • Back ‘N’ Jack (Maureen Chriske, Team Captain, Jupiter) • Run DMC (Leslie Calvagne, Team Captain, Boca Raton) • Team Chea (Alexander Chea, Team Captain, Boca Raton) • Sami’s Fan Club (Roni Faerman, Team Captain, Boca Raton) • Team Norah (Kelly Drake, Team Captain, Greenacres)

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Terri Harmon, now Executive Director of GCDSO, commented: “I am so thrilled with the results of our very special 20th Annual Buddy Walk. All of us at the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization are so grateful for the outpouring of support from our families who have children with Down syndrome and from so many members of our community who attended the walk and made contributions. This year my son Frank, who has Down syndrome, completed a program at UNF, got a job and is living independently in Jacksonville. He is an example of what people with Down syndrome can do with the right education and support. Because of the enormous success of this year’s Buddy Walk, GCDSO will continue to offer quality programs that help all persons with Down syndrome in Palm Beach County get that support. We are so grateful to everyone who has made that possible.” Visit www.goldcoastdownsyndrome.org for more information.

ASK THE HEALTH GURU Your Local Guide to Living Your Healthiest Life By Devin Burke Special to The Pineapple THIS MONTH’S QUESTION: How do I not gain weight while still enjoying the holiday season? ANSWER: Great question! This time of year can be very challenging for sticking to a healthy lifestyle with all the holiday parties showcasing delicious food and calorically dense beverages…but with a few simple strategies and techniques you can have the best of both worlds. When it comes down to it, it’s really about knowing how to eat during the holidays. The first strategy is to plan to be taking in a few extra calories. Sounds simple, but if you know you’re going to be doing a bit of indulging be sure to workout either a little longer or a little harder. But don’t let yourself fall into the easy trap of “its ok I’ll burn it off” too often. This kind of thinking can be a slippery sloop to an easy 5-10 lbs. over the holiday season. The second strategy is good old portion control. I’m sure if you reading this you’ve heard many experts harp on how important and effective this simple technique is. I know it can be hard to have just one freshly baked holiday cookie but expressing a little selfcontrol will reward you with a healthier leaner body come spring. The third strategy is to limit alcohol consumption. Less is more. When you drink alcohol, your body actually stops burning fat until all of the alcohol calories are burned off. That being said, be sure to choose lower calorie alcoholic beverages such as vodka club soda, a

light beer, or a wine spritzer. Holiday alcoholic beverages such as eggnog, white russians, mudslides are loaded with empty calories sometimes even equivalent to a full meals worth. If you’re going to be drinking be smart about it. Choose a lower calorie beverage or consider having a little less food and emphasize protein and healthy fats instead of carbs. I Hope these tips can help navigate you through this holiday season with ease, grace and a slimmer waist. I wish you all health and happiness in the New Year. Cheers! PS: If you’re interested in learning more about how health coaching can support you to stay slim and trim over the holiday season, just give me a call (954) 708-0970.

Devin Burke empowers individuals to adopt wellness as a mindset and an allencompassing lifestyle that is in complete balance mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Visit his website, www. EmpowermentWellnessSolutions.com, to learn more. Have a health question you want answered? Contact him via email at Devin@ EmpowermentWellnessSolutions.com

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Game Changer for Stroke Rehabilitation By Dr. John Conde Special to The Pineapple

By Ronna L. Clements The Pineapple Contributing Writer When we feel tired, life becomes a struggle. How often do you wake up well rested, bright eyed and ready to take on the world? How is your energy during the day? High and steady or low and dragging? If the answer is the latter, you are not alone. Millions of Americans are tired. “Magicbullet” caffeine supplements, more coffee and sugar fixes will only perk you up for a few short-lived hours only to leave an after-math of feeling more tired than before – harming our health in the process. Poorly rooted habits must be corrected or you will be in a neverending downward spiral as each year passes. So, how do we get our bodies to produce more natural energy? The answer is quite simple. Through my extensive studies in healing and personal experience, I have learned that the #1 practice to obtain natural, abundant energy is to eat more living foods. Energy levels immediately increase simply by eating more organically grown raw foods. Allow me to explain why with some simple science. Everything in life is comprised of energy in one way shape or form. Food stores a certain amount of energy that is released through chemical reactions. Natural enzymes from raw food increase the rate of these chemical reactions, hence the more raw food we eat, the rate of chemical reactions occur faster, our metabolism becomes higher, and we have more energy. Living foods have a dramatically higher amount of enzymes vs. cooked, canned or processed foods. When you cook food, for example, the molecular structure is altered, killing most of the food’s natural enzymes. This means slower chemical reactions and a slowed metabolism. It is much harder on the body to break down, metabolize and assimilate cooked, processed and canned foods. Fresh fruits and vegetables have the highest magnetic energy on the planet with fresh vegetables and sprouts running in second place. In order to put this into clear perspective, here are a few examples of mega-hertz of energy in a few select foods. Fruit contains 8,000 – 11,000 MGZ of energy. Raw vegetables and sprouts: 8,000 – 9,000 MGZ. Cooked vegetables: 4,000 – 6,500 MGZ. Milk: 2,000 MGZ. Refined white flour: 1,500 MGZ. Cooked meats, canned and boxed food: 0 MGZ.

So there you have it – another great secret for optimal health. To lead a vibrant life and to have more energy, eat a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables. If you wish to experience pure energy, you must consume pure energy. As a living health advocate, I’ve personally experienced the wonderful benefits from eating a diet rich in living foods by having youthful energy, healthy skin and a zest for life. In addition, I recommend that everyone incorporate a regular exercise program into their lifestyle. Eating well and exercising go hand-in-hand and both will help you to attain vibrant energy. Ah, bring on the watermelon! Ronna Clements is a Natural Health & Wellness Innovator who has been helping people lead healthier lives for over 25 years. She is a graduate of Springfield College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. Ronna is also a Certified Specialist in Cellular Regeneration & Detoxification, Advanced Colon Hydrotherapy and Iridology. Ronna can be reached at: ronnaclements@aol.com or 561-632-9187 www.theprogrambyronna.com

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Stroke, or cerebral vascular accident, occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures or is blocked by a blood clot. Typically a stroke produced by a ruptured blood vessel is termed a hemorrhagic stroke where as one caused by a clot is termed an ischemic stroke. Either way the effects can be devastating rendering the individual with paralysis, spasticity, dizziness, disequilibrium, speech difficulties, fatigue, anger, aggression, anxiety, and even death. The American Stroke Association has launched a campaign termed FAST which stands for face, arm, speech, and time. This campaign focuses on prevention and increased vigilance from the individual and surrounding friends and family. The main warning signs that are highlighted here are a drooping face, arm weakness, speech difficulty, and the last one being time to call. The understanding in the medical literature is that the faster an individual receives treatment the greater the chance for survival. In the event a stroke is identified the major treatment options are aimed at dissolving the clot in an ischemic stroke which includes a procedure known as IV rtPA, tissue plasminogen activator. This treatment must be administered within 3 hours of onset making stroke identification paramount. Stroke rehabilitation is essential for restoring a person’s functional capabilities to at or near pre-stroke status. As in acute care, timing is of the essence. Beginning rehabilitation as soon as possible is important to limit neurons in the brain termed astrocytes from producing excessive scar tissue and thus limiting neuronal activity. Traditional rehabilitation encompasses speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.

However, technology and knowledge in the field of neurological rehabilitation has advanced significantly in the last ten years. Three cutting-edge rehabilitative procedures will be reviewed and include Interactive Metronome, Dynavision D2, and mirror therapy. These therapies are all based on a concept called neuroplasticity which states that the brain can change or mold according to the environmental stimuli it is exposed to. In referencing Interactive Metronome, this is primarily a motor- timing therapy. It works on a neurological process called efferent copy which integrates the cerebellum and the frontal lobe, two very important parts of the brain that allow us to have executive functions and independent thought processes. The exercise requires the user to keep up with a computer generated beat that is delivered in both an auditory and visual manner. In regards to the Dynavision D2, this is a revolutionary diagnostic and rehabilitative tool. It works on visuo-motor-spatial skills as well as the efferent copy mechanisms referred to earlier. This therapy also has a positive effect on the cerebellum and the frontal lobe. The user is required to manually compress targets made up of LED lights that are blinking in a strategically established manner according to the neurological presentation of the person. The information is recorded and attention is focused on speed and sequence. Lastly, mirror therapy works on the mirror neurons in the frontal lobe. This is an excellent therapy for limb dysfunction as in spasticity when a person’s arm is curled up and usage is difficult and in foot drop when the person loses the ability to elevate the foot of the floor when walking. The goal of this therapy is to “trick” the brain into thinking the affected limb is fully functional. This therapy can actually activate the neurons in the pathway producing the limb

movement without actually moving the affected limb. Nutritional and dietary considerations must be taken into account when rehabilitating a stroke patient. Emphasis must be placed on reducing inflammation through anti-inflammatory based diets that remove foods like red meat, fried foods, dairy, peanuts, and partially hydrogenated oils. Importance must also be placed on consuming a low glycemic diet to reduce excessive insulin production from the pancreas and subsequently reduce the neurodegenerative effects of insulin on the brain. In conjunction with eating more complex carbohydrates it is important to eat many meals throughout the day. Anti-oxidants such as CO-Q10, reduced glutathione, acetyl-L-carnitine, and alphalipoic acid are effective free radical scavengers. Following a stroke, free radical production is significantly elevated due to altered physiology therefore reducing there harmful effects on cells is conducive to healing. Dr. John Conde is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist, one of only one thousand in the country. He holds diplomate status through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He provides specialized care for difficult cases of back-neck pain, numbness-tingling, vertigo-dizziness balance disorders, fibromyalgia, migraines, AD/HD, autism, and dyslexia. His office is located at the Atlantic Grove in Delray Beach, FL and can be reached at (561)330-6096, drconde@thecondecenter.com, and at www.thecondecenter.com

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Brinkley Morgan donates gift cards to The Lord’s Place to benefit homeless community

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BOCA RATON, FL – The law firm of Brinkley Morgan recently organized and hosted a gift card drive to benefit The Lord’s Place, a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to changing the lives of homeless families and individuals in Palm Beach County. A resounding success, the firm collected and donated hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards to the organization, which will be used to help supply food, clothing and other essential items to the local homeless community. “The Lord’s Place and the organization’s mission of breaking the cycle of homelessness are near and dear to my heart,” said Brinkley Morgan Partner Roberta Stanley, whose sister, Diana Stanley, serves as Chief Executive Officer of The Lord’s Place. “I am truly impressed by the outpouring of support from the firm’s attorneys and staff in donating gift cards to help homeless children and adults in need.” In addition to the gift card drive, Brinkley Morgan also serves as a corporate sponsor of The Lord’s Place SleepOut, an annual event that raises awareness of homelessness in Palm Beach County. During the event, participants sleep outdoors in a symbolic effort to better understand the challenges that homeless individuals face every night. The SleepOut also raises funds for the organization’s services and programming. “From sponsoring our SleepOut every year to supporting our organization through donations and drives such as this summer’s gift card collection, the attorneys and staff of Brinkley Morgan have time and time again shown their true commitment to aiding the homeless community in Palm Beach County,” said The Lord’s Place Chief Executive Officer Diana Stanley. Brinkley Morgan has been committed to serving the South Florida community since its inception in 1975. The firm’s charitable campaign, Brinkley Morgan Cares, supports local non-profits throughout the year. Since 2011, the firm has:

• Organized and hosted a Suits and Sneakers Challenge fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society.

• Donated thousands of pounds of food to Boca Helping Hands, Feeding South Florida, and Kids In Distress of Broward and Palm Beach counties. • Collected school supplies for ChildNet of Broward and Palm Beach counties. • Held a book drive benefiting the Palm Beach Literacy Coalition. • Collected hundreds of ties and shoes for the Broward Partnership for the Homeless to help provide suitable attire for homeless men and women to wear to job interviews. • Sponsored or underwritten many signature fundraising events including the H.O.M.E.S. Invitational Golf Tournament, Broward Partnership for the Homeless Inc.’s Salute to Leadership Gala, The Lord’s Place’s SleepOut, the Covenant House’s Night of Broadway Stars, and more. For more information about the Brinkley Morgan Cares campaign, visit Facebook.com/ BrinkleyMorgan or BrinkleyMorgan.com. For more information about The Lord’s Place, visit TheLordsPlace.org.

Brinkley Morgan Partner Roberta Stanley (left) with her sisters Diana Stanley (middle) and Joanne Stanley at The Lord’s Place SleepOut earlier this year

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Medical Innovations for the Treatment of Addiction By Dr. Raul Rodriguez The Pineapple Contributing Writer


he mechanisms of addiction have a very strong biologic and physiologic basis, in addition to the psychological and spiritual components. It is plausible then that the right kinds of medical interventions would have a strong positive impact on sobriety. New medications and new implementation of existing medications continue to be developed every year and continue to raise the success rates of addiction treatment. Many of these cutting edge innovations are well on their way to becoming the future standards of care. The Rodriguez Method of Opiate Detox (RMOD) is a form of accelerated chemical detoxification that has been developed to detox patients off of Suboxone and Subutex. Buprenorphine, the active ingredient of both agents, is known to be exceptionally difficult to detox off of. Most patients can wean their dose down to 2mg a day and then get stuck. Dropping below 2mg a day leads to a long and drawn out opioid withdrawal state. The discomfort that comes with completely stopping buprenorphine usually takes weeks to months to fully resolve using conventional methods. This state is called the “PAWS”, which stands for Post Acute Withdrawal Symptoms. The cure for the PAWS is the RMOD. The RMOD accelerates a patient through the opiate withdrawal process in a manner that is so thorough that the PAWS is completely avoided. Given the properties of Suboxone in detox, this is considered remarkable. The same success is seen with other opiates such as oxycodone, Dilaudid, heroin, and even methadone. Conventional opiates can be processed fully in an average of 4 hours. Buprenorphine is thoroughly detoxed after an average of 5 hours. Even large doses of methadone can be detoxed in under 6 hours using the RMOD. Even though the withdrawal symptom intensity is high during the process, the overall tolerability is far

better than any conventional method. The UROD, which stands for Ultra Rapid Opiate Detox, is often compared to the RMOD. They are similar in that they are both forms of accelerated detox. They are different in that the UROD uses anesthesia. The UROD done under anesthesia adds the risk and expense of the anesthesia with only a partial reduction in the total withdrawal symptoms. Many patients who have undergone the UROD report waking up in moderate to full intensity withdrawal symptoms that takes several days to reduce in severity and over a month to resolve completely. This is related to how the administration of anesthesia partially disrupts the acceleration of the detox. This adverse experience is most prominent when coming off of buprenorphine-based medications. This is due to the very high receptor binding affinity of buprenorphine on the opiate receptor. The RMOD specifically accounts for this trait, which is critical to achieving a successful detox off of buprenorphine with minimal withdrawal symptoms and no post acute withdrawal. This is why the RMOD is the first true safe and effective option at coming off of buprenorphine. The decision to come off of Subutex, Suboxone, or any other buprenorphine formulation should not be taken lightly. An appropriate candidate for the RMOD is someone who has been stable and fully sober on buprenorphine for at least 18 months. At this stage the tools for sobriety are well learned and the probability of continued success is much higher. A critical factor in continued success is a thorough and complete detox, such that the individual is not triggered to relapse by PAWS. Many people who have been on Suboxone for years now would have come off of it if they had a clear shot at it. Many did actually try but were set back by the intensified cravings that come with PAWS. Many others simply relapsed onto opiates while

trying. A complete detox that is quickly followed by injectable naltrexone, such as Vivitrol, gives the greatest chance at continued success and continued long-term sobriety.

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Scientists have long known that stress complicates a host of health problems. It seems you can’t turn on the television or pick up a magazine without seeing something about the effects of meditation on relieving stress as well as its benefits - increased energy, improved sleep, sharper thinking, improved overall health, to name a few. Although it might appear as a trendy item, meditation is an ancient practice dating back more than five thousand years. It is becoming one of the most popular alternative approaches for maintaining health balance and wellness. DU20 Holistic Oasis is hosting a unique program called Conscious Rest™, a natural approach to achieve effortless meditation , which anyone can easily learn. • Are you feeling stressed, dealing with health issues, and challenging life transitions that leave you feeling emotionally and physically depleted? • Do you have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, unable to quiet your mind, and then waking up tired? • Have you tried meditation, but found it confusing, difficult, or think it’s an eastern philosophy than conflicts with your beliefs?


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The Holidays! Fun? Stress? Both? By Dr. Marilyn Shore Special to The Pineapple Here it is again. The holidays are upon us. The tree lighting this week, street decorations, parties, lots of shopping, and so much more! I’m not an expert on nutrition, but I do know that there’s a lot of delicious sugar, more carbs, and wine and champagne (also sugar and carbs) tempting our senses. Indulging becomes a norm and willpower is tough during the holidays. Somehow our exercise routine gets stuffed on the back burner, maybe more clothes are piling on the unused treadmill. Relatives and friends are in town, parties become the priority, lots more carbs and champagne, while our behinds remain planted. Then there’s stress! Presents! What to buy? Will they like it? Money pouring out! Pants too tight! Relatives coming in! Or not! Thus, at this busy time we often get “checked out”! So, how do we get “tapped in”, and stay healthy physically, emotionally, mentally during the holidays? First, maybe I should clarify the meaning of checked out and tapped in. Being checked out means being unaware and unconscious of your actions, whether external or internal. Now our actions for other people may be great, eg. helping others in time of need, but I’m talking about your actions toward yourself. If you eat or drink too much, you’re not going to feel well physically and probably not emotionally either. All the stress and lack of exercise may affect your sleep, your mood, and your immune system. But if you’re checked out, you’re likely to continue the pattern. Now let’s get to the tapped in part. Which means being connected, conscious and aware of your external and internal environment. Being tapped in doesn’t

exclude having fun, going to parties, and partaking in holiday feasts. But it makes you innately aware of what feels right, and empowers you to make the decisions that support your health, your peace, your joy. So, what are some ways you can get more tapped in. It’s all about getting connected to your source. Your inborn wisdom. Meditation is a powerful resource. Although most people think you have to be siting in a yoga position in a quiet space, there are many ways you can meditate. Going to the beach and watching the sunrise or a walk or run at sunset. It’s all about getting quiet and listening to the voice within that gives you all the answers to support you and know what’s truly right for you. Of course, being a Chiropractor, I make sure my spine is aligned. Not to relieve back pain, but to make sure my nerve system is flowing unimpeded from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet, from my very inner core to the outside. When clear and life is fully flowing I am connected to my source, conscious and aware, and my innate guides me in the actions to support myself physically, emotionally and mentally. This is being tapped in! I wish you peace, love and great happiness this holiday season ADIO, Dr. Marilyn

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advice So what can you do? Make it their responsibility. If you have already told them several times to clean up, sit them down and explain clearly that every week it is someone’s job to manage the restrooms. Set a schedule (you know, like a ‘chore chart’ in kindergarten). Leave some bags in the trashcans and have TP accessible and encourage them all to manage issues as they arise, but keep one person a week ultimately responsible.

Clean The Bathroom Question What should I do when no one in my office of somewhat responsible, fairly sanitary co-workers seems to forget how to replenish empty toilet paper rolls? Should I gently remind them with one of those “I’m just so disappointed in you” motherly looks; scream wildly that a pack of wolves would be more thoughtful; or simply toilet paper their desks - thoroughly - one night after work? Oh. The same applies to emptying garbage cans overflowing with paper towels, food containers and tampon wrappers. – Bitchy (though justified) Boss

Answer Oh, to manage children. In a former life as a cook, I learned a nice axiom: clean as you go and you save time and effort in the long run. I was being flippant calling your co-workers children, but their attitude of ‘not my problem’ or ‘someone else will take care of it’ is childish and selfish. How to manage? First, we identify whether you are crazy or not. If you are an overly neat person with ridiculous standards, then you’re the problem. The neat freak’s response is: “But I’m keeping it clean, everyone likes things clean, that’s not fair.” Well, slow down Purell breath, because if you are applying your own unreasonable standards to otherwise reasonable people working in a reasonably clean office, your nagging is driving everyone else nuts. That being said, I don’t believe you’re crazy, I am simply required to appear to be even handed for credibility purposes. Overflowing bathroom garbage cans are a disaster. My general problem-solving rule is: go with the course of direct action that is most effective and doesn’t result in a lawsuit. Your ‘motherly looks’ idea might get some results, but it sets a bad precedent. First, it’s a passive response when direct communication is better. You shouldn’t be pleading for people to clean up after themselves. Second, your co-workers are acting entitled, and if you treat them like children then they will act like children. This is also my argument against screaming, because now you’ve replaced shame with fear, and negative inducing emotions won’t foster a positive work environment. Plus, you appear unhinged and dismissible as ‘Ms. RubberGloves.’

Now for consequences. If you are a laid back office, you can try leaving un-removed garbage bags and empty rolls on the seat of the scheduled person, with a note stating: “Your job this week.” This is kind of childish as well, but it gets the point across. The responsibility should be on that person, so hopefully they take ownership and start policing their cohorts. If this isn’t a reasonable course of action and your office is a ‘professional’ environment, then write them up. I don’t know if this is effective, but you must create an actual consequence they respect, or else you aren’t running the show, they are. Remember, either they are ignorant of the fact that they are being selfish, or they believe that cleaning up is beneath them. Neither is reasonable, and you need to be assertive. Or you can simplify it even further: fire the next person that doesn’t take out the garbage, survey the remainders, and grimly say: “Clark didn’t take out the trash, so I did.” Clean bathrooms for months. Poor Clark, now he’s got a lot of problems. He can always write into thenjackhappened@gmail.com and we can try and make it go away.


Dear Susan, I have been married for 6 months and I think I made a huge mistake. My husband and I are not on the same page when it comes to finances. He thinks I am not supportive of his “new” business endeavor and I think he is spending way too much money going out with his friends. I feel like all I do is nag at him and the more I nag, the more time he spends with his friends instead of with me. Please help! I really love him, but this is definitely not what I thought marriage would be like. Sincerely, Honeymoon Over Dear Honeymoon Over, Are you his wife or his mother? The first thing you need to do is stop nagging him. He entered this marriage as an adult and you need to treat him as one. Have a heart to heart with him about your finances and lay all your cards on the table. Explain to him that you are establishing a budget and he needs to stick to it. Also, him socializing with his friends occasionally is not only healthy, but beneficial to your relationship. You should do the same as everyone needs a break from each other sometimes. Susan Susan B. Lander is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Ph.D. in Holistic Nutrition, and a Certification in Yoga Instruction. She is a Private Practitioner in South Florida with extensive training in addiction & recovery, mind/body therapy and cancer support. She can be reached at DearSusan123@gmail.com

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Holiday Trunk Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . What: The 2014 Holiday Trunk Show will feature more than 30 specialty vendors offering a variety of gift items including original jewelry, fine accessories, home décor, holiday ornaments and decorations, toys, men’s and ladies clothing fashions, as well as gifts for all ages from all over the world. The event kicks off with a preview cocktail reception on December 1st from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets for the preview party are $85 per person and include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. All guests have the first opportunity to view and purchase original gift items available. If interested, preview party tickets can be purchased at www.bgcpbc.org or at the door. The Holiday Trunk Show is open to the public December 2nd and 3rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. We invite you to join in this one of a kind shopping experience. When: Dates- Monday, December 1, 2014. through Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Times- December 1 Preview Party (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) & December 2 & 3 Open to Public (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Where: The Seagate Hotel & Spa, located at 1000 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, Florida 33483.

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he Delray Beach DDA hosted the 2015 Fabulous Fashion Week Model Preview on November 6, 2014 at the Debilzan Gallery & Garden on E. Atlantic Ave. The event introduced participating fashion retailers and show models, and recognized the Fabulous Fashion Week sponsors. Thanks and appreciation to Bill Debilzan, Jules Guaglardi owner of Roxy Lulu, Janine Shuman owner of Naked Hair Salon and Mary Ann Brown for organizing the event, and to BirthdayComp for event photography and Caffe Luna Rosa for providing the lite bites and beverages. Delray’s Fabulous Fashion Week runs from January 17-24 and showcases the local, national and international styles, designs and diverse fashions found in Downtown Delray Beach boutiques. With more than 80 fashion retailers and salons participating, Fashion Week features high energy fashion design events, beauty experiences, in-store designer appearances

and trunk shows, makeovers, art expositions, and the grand finale event – Delray’s Fabulous Fashion Show down the middle of Atlantic Avenue in front of the Colony Hotel and Cabana Club. Current sponsors include: Lincoln of Delray, Delray Beach Magazine, Swatches and Rags, Roxy LuLu, The Colony Hotel, Delray Garden Center, Samar Hospitality, Salt 7, Fairfield Inn and Suites, birthdaycomp. com, and The Pineapple Newspaper. To participate in Delray’s Fabulous Fashion Week, please call Laura Simon at 561243-1077. All events are free to the public to attend and ones you will not want to miss – from bikinis to ball gowns. Runway seating is available at the shows for a ticketed price. For a complete schedule of events and to connect with the Delray Beach DDA, please call 561-243-1077, visit downtowndelraybeach.com/fashion-week, like us on facebook.com/DelrayDDA, and follow us at #DelrayFashion.

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Why: All proceeds from the Holiday Trunk Show help support the programming for more than 300 children who attend the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club for a safe, fun, and educational environment after school and during the summer. Children participate in a variety of programs in the arts; education and career development; sports, fitness and recreation; technology; character and leadership development; and health and life skills. Ticket Information: December 1 Preview Party: $85.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased at www.bgcpbc.org or at the door. Contact Information: Kristen Cummins, 561-683-3287, kcummins@bgcpbc.org.

Why You Deserve a Personal Shopper By Heather McMechan The Pineapple Contributing Writer


s a former personal shopper/ stylist, I remember the holidays being so hectic for so many people. It was my pleasure to help that husband who was frantic on Christmas Eve trying to find the perfect gift or that frazzled Local Mom whose to-do list was so long there was no end in sight. Now, I’m that frazzled, long to-do list, working mom who has no time to shop or would rather shop without the distraction of kids. That’s why I’m thrilled to have met the personal shoppers at “Bloomingdale’s At Your Service”. The personal shoppers are ready to help you with your every shopping need from offering fashion trend advice to selecting that perfect gift. The best thing about this service is it’s COMPLIMENTARY!! Wouldn’t it be nice to have some free help? I know I would, especially during the holiday season. Here are some reasons why you deserve a personal shopper. • No time to shop for that holiday outfit? Let them know what you want and they’ll pre-shop the store for you, then present an array of items for your review in a private setting in the Bloomingdales Town Center Mall Boca Raton.

• Is your Holiday shopping list overwhelming you? Give them your Holiday Gift List and they’ll assist you in selecting the perfect gifts and have them gift wrapped for you. • Does your wardrobe need updating for the New Year? They’ll suggest the most appropriate merchandise for any occasion, and will keep you abreast of the latest trends, in-store events and, of course, what’s on sale. They’ll also help you with any alterations you may need. • Watching your $$$$? They’ll work with your budget and your schedule Local Mom Scoop and Bloomingdales Boca Raton would like to help you with all of your holiday shopping. You are invited to the “Oh So Gift-A-Bow” Holiday Gifting Boutique on Tuesday, December 9 from 6-8pm. Come shop the latest collections that are Oh So Gift-A-Bow, and get the most stylish cheat sheet for goof-proof gift giving. Enjoy lite bites and a private boutique showcasing the holiday season’s very best gifts for everyone on your list. You can follow Local Mom Scoop on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to find out what’s happening for moms in South Florida.

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This Holiday Season, Don’t Forget the Spirit! By Riana Milne The Pineapple Contributing Writer

The House of Perna Finale at fashion show inside Sequin Jewelry. Photo by Matt Sturgess, 4th Ave.

DELRAY BEACH, FL – On Friday, October 24, 2014 the talented design team from fashion label, The House of Perna, in partnership with national fashion jewelry brand, Sequin Jewelry, hosted the “Fashion’s Night Out” event featuring each brand’s Fall collections. The trunk show event went on throughout the weekend and customers to the popular Atlantic Avenue shopping district in Delray Beach were able to order from the new Elements Collection. ““We are thrilled with our newly-formed partnership with The House of Perna, as Sequin Jewelry is always looking for new ways to stay on the cutting edge of fashion trends,” said Jodi Stein, owner, Sequin Jewelry Delray Beach. “Our two brands form an impactful presence which speak to the customers. We look forward to future wardrobing events, as it is fun for our clients to be able to get outfitted head-to-toe.” The three-day trunk show event kicked off on Friday, October 24th with a fashion show attended by a crowd of almost 100 people, featuring The House of Perna’s Holiday Collection, developed by lead designer, Amanda Perna. Perna was present for the event and worked one-onone with customers shopping from the look book. The event also offered catering by Atlantic Avenue’s popular gastropub, Tryst, live DJ beats, a photography wall in which guests posed in front of wearing their new finds, and informal modeling showcasing the newest fall fashions. This event marks the first of many trunk show events in which The House of Perna will be featured. The partnership with Sequin Jewelry brings customers the opportunity to learn wardrobing tips and tricks from style experts, who seamlessly blend NYC flair into charming Delray Beach, Florida. The House of Perna’s next show will take place on December 5, 2014, at Art Basel, in conjunction with “The Boot Project” to benefit iPads for Soldiers.

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Is it just me, or the fact that I am getting older, that the commercialism of Christmas and the Holiday season is overwhelming to the point of repulsive? I hesitate to turn on the TV because of all the “screaming commercials” about sales, discounts, and the demand that I “hurry in” to their store or dealership. They insist “I need this, don’t have enough of that, or get it now or you’ll be sorry!” I opt instead for a motivational CD that delivers a message about remembering your blessings every day and having gratitude for everything you do have in life. When people talk about the spirit of the season, do you see it? Do you feel it? Do you offer it – your time, energy, patience, kindness, understanding, peace, and donations of food or clothing to those in need? Or, are you all caught up in what’s for sale, going into credit card debt to buy a ton of gifts for one or a few days of the year? Christmas is a day of celebration due to the birth of baby Jesus. Yes, the wise-men each bought one gift; but was their gift not more of the time they travelled, and the celebration of birth of the Holy Spirit? The Spirit is often referred to as “the Light,” symbolizing hope, love, and peace that we should offer to others all year long. There are several meanings for Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. The first is of religious freedom — the right of people to worship freely and celebrate their faith; in celebration of the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem due to the Macabees’ defeat of the large GreekSyrian army that invaded Israel. This was not just a military victory, but the ultimate triumph of God and the spiritual victory of the Jews over their oppressors. Second, the Hanukkah menorah, reminds us of the miracle of the oil, as only one flask of oil for the eternal lamp was enough to keep it burning for just one day. But a miracle occurred, and the oil lasted eight days and nights until more oil arrived. That explains why Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days and is called the Festival of Lights. The eternal flame of the temple signifies that God’s presence is ongoing, and his spirit never dies. These are the gifts that are most important….traditions, memories, family, and gratitude for those who came before us. So this Holiday season be sure to give the gift of Spirit and Light. Is there someone in your community, a family member, or a friend that needs your help or company this season? Is there someone in particular that you need to make amends with? Offer a sincere apology and give yourself and them the gift of loving forgiveness. Spending quality time with my loving boyfriend, daughters, grandson, parents and other family members are all the gifts I need. Keeping in touch with my single friends to make sure they are allright and have plans for the holidays is also a priority. Being available to my clients by phone should they need me, is offered all year long, but holiday time is especially


important to be available to those who could be depressed, lonely, anxious, or fearful. Take the time to sit and reflect on your many Blessings this holiday season. Read books of inspiration and motivation that make you feel happy and uplifted; or gift a book to someone who needs some cheer. Thank God or your Higher Power for all the gifts you do have, and start reflecting on fresh goals for the approaching New Year. Cleanse your environment to make it peaceful and serene; donate items you haven’t used for a year, or no longer need.

My Relationship Coach Reach out to distant friends. Give the gift of time and your presence. The gift of fond, family memories can never be replaced or bought. Seeing the simple, innocent joy on my Grandson’s face, watching him do his outrageous belly laughs, and admiring with pride the wonderful mother my eldest daughter Stephana has become is priceless. Spending quality time with my youngest daughter from LA, Alexi, while she is in the Delray area shooting her TV show, Operation Build (on the History Channel – 7:30 am EST, Saturdays) is time we really cherish. Creating life-time, treasured memories with those you love are the best gifts to have – because in the end, you can’t take anything with you. Your memories of a life you are proud of because you loved, lived and worked with a purpose to help the greater good, is what you take with you and what you are remembered for. Giving and sharing love, praying for peace and hope for all, offering your heart and help where you can, and living daily with gratitude…that is the spirit and true gifts of the Holiday season. Riana Mine, MA, LMHC, CAP, SAC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Cert. Addictions Professional at Therapy by the Sea, LLC; 15300 Jog Rd, Suite 109, Delray Beach. Also a Certified Relationship & Life Coach, published author, and motivational speaker, her free App: My Relationship Coach offers more articles and her books, LIVE Beyond Your Dreams – from Fear and Doubt to Personal Power, Purpose and Success, and LOVE Beyond Your Dreams – Break Free of Toxic Relationships to Have the Love You Deserve addresses relationships with yourself and others. To learn more or suggest a topic, go to Riana’s website, www.RianaMilne.org or email RianaMilne@gmail.com Office: (561) 701-8277. FB: Coach Riana Milne

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Agent for a cure donates Discover The Palm Beaches’ New Commercial to Susan G. Komen for Urges Visitors to Unplug and Reconnect every home she sells By Dani Sharpy Special to The Pineapple Sue Leonard, realtor with RE/MAX Advantage Plus Delray Beach, is a dedicated Susan G. Komen donor. For every home that she sells, Sue donates $100 to Susan G. Komen. “I’m very thankful for the life I have been blessed with. It’s always been my philosophy that you need to give back and as soon as I reached a point in my life where I could dedicate the time to do so, I took the opportunity with Susan G. Komen,” says Sue Leonard. Sue’s life was personally touched by breast cancer when her grandmother lost her fight against the disease at a very young age. While living in NV, Sue joined forces with Susan G. Komen and was brought on as Board Development Chair of the Northern Nevada Affiliate. Sue, a former International Executive Head Hunter, was able to take her devotion for giving back and combined it with her talent for finding the right people for the right job. “When I came on board RE/MAX Advantage Plus Agent Sue Leonard with the Reno Tahoe office, there was one person filling three positions and carrying a great work load. I knew I could put together a team that could relieve the pressure of a one person army and put the affiliate in a position to focus on raising funds for this important cause,” says Sue Leonard. Continued on page 6



ELRAY BEACH, FL – The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency continues to host workshops to educate potential applicants about a number of funding opportunities available to local businesses, developers and commercial property owners in the CRA District. Existing businesses located within the CRA District, as well as businesses considering relocating to Delray Beach, are encouraged to attend. The workshops also provide useful information to professional service providers such as area realtors, contractors, and architects. “We have so many opportunities available for a diverse population within our District,” said Elizabeth Burrows, Delray Beach Economic Development Manager. “Our goal is to make these programs more visible to those who qualify but might not be aware of them.” Applicants will learn about the different programs and funding amounts available and are able to ask questions regarding eligibility. The workshops also include basic tips for completing application packets and composing business plans and financial projections. Each attendee is provided a list of business resources, such as contact information for local merchant associations, building permits, business tax receipts, and other potential funding sources to help them with their projects. Seating is limited, so advance registration is required. Contact the CRA office or tweet @DelrayBeachCRA to sign up. The 90-minute workshops will be held at the Delray Chamber of Commerce (140 NE 1st Street.) The remaining 2014 Fourth Quarter workshop dates are as follows: • Monday, Dec. 15 from 3:00 - 4:30pm For more information, visit the “How to Apply” page under the Grants section of the CRA website at www.delraycra.org. For more information about the CRA’s business incentives, email Elizabeth Burrows at burrows@mydelraybeach.com. To learn more about other CRA projects and initiatives, visit the CRA website or call the CRA office at (561) 276-8640.


HE PALM BEACHES, FL – Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB) officially unveiled their newly created destination commercial, themed Unplug and Reconnect in The Palm Beaches, during the 2015 Marketing & Sales Plan presentation. The commercial, developed to stimulate travel to The Palm Beaches, will begin airing January 2015, in the Boston, New York and the greater Washington D.C.-Baltimore markets. Discover The Palm Beaches worked with Levatas, DTPB’s creative agency, to create a commercial that would appeal to a wide variety of travelers and creative interpretations, while also striking an emotional

connection with families and mothers in particular. “The commercial’s message elicits an emotional connection between the family and how the natural beauty and serenity of The Palm Beaches offers the perfect backdrop for reconnecting with the people you love – to take in all the little things that make living in the moment special,” said Jorge Pesquera, President and CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches. The commercial and future advertising campaign elements in print, digital and billboard executions illustrate how to bring the new Discover The Palm Beaches brand to life and maintain Continued on page 4


BE A HOST, NOT A HERO By Jeff Perlman Courtesy YourDelrayBoca.com

A few weeks ago a good friend of mine sent me an article about one of my favorite subjects: leadership. There are a lot of articles and books about leadership and to be honest a great many of them miss the mark, but this particular article was one of the best I’ve ever read on the subject and I feel the need to tell you about it. Basically, the author argues that there are two styles of leadership: a “hero” and a “host.”

The hero leader takes everything on by herself; he or she assumes all responsibilities and wants to be seen as the savior; the hero per se of the story. Inevitably, hero leaders fail, because nobody regardless of talent, intellect and energy level can do it

all. No man or woman, as the saying goes is an island. Once the hero slips, we are quick to abandon them as yet another in a long line of people who failed to live up to their promises. So what happens? Well, invariably we look for a new and better hero and the cycle continues building cynicism every step of the way. We have all seen the hero phenomenon play out in our lives, whether it’s a hot shot CEO who is going to come in and turn it all around or a candidate who is going to get under the hood and by sheer force of will fix what everybody else has been unable to mend. It’s the story of American politics at every level of government. Which is why so many of us are disgusted right around this time of year as we see a barrage of expensive and slick campaign ads telling us how (fill in the blank) is going to fight for the middle class and fix everything from crime and taxes to schools and health care. But this crop of heroes will fail. It’s inevitable. So are we relegated to an endless cycle of failure, frustration and phonies? Or is there a better way? Fortunately, there is a better and much more effective leadership style—that of the host, not the hero. The host is a collaborator, a motivator, a convener and an alchemist who brings people and resources together to tackle problems, meet challenges and seize opportunities. He or she doesn’t try to do Continued on page 4

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Delray Beach Eye on Economic Development The Delray Beach Office of Economic Development (OED) proudly announces the expansion of DRB Capital, LLC in Delray Beach. DRB Capital is a financial services company which provides liquidity solutions to individuals and small/medium size businesses. DRB Capital’s core offerings include structured settlement and annuity monetization and litigation funding via its US Claims brand. They have leased 19,223s.f. of office space and plan to double in size by adding 75 new positions with an average annual salary of $70,629. OED thanks the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, who helped to coordinate a City of Delray Beach & State of Florida incentive package valued at $450,000 to entice the company to expand operations here versus New York, New Jersey or Texas. Mayor Cary Glickstein remarked, “We appreciate DRB Capital choosing Delray Beach to expand their local operations. They are in good company in joining Hardrives, KimleyHorn, Levenger and Aldridge Connors LLP on our Innovation Corridor, Congress Avenue. Like others, DRB Capital recognized Delray’s uniqueness from other full-service cities - our available office space, access to talent and close proximity to a vibrant Downtown.” Antony Mitchell, the Interim CEO of DRB Capital, said, “Delray Beach provides a great location from which to expand and draw experienced employees with finance backgrounds. The city is a great place to live and work. It provides amenities and a great quality of life for professionals. We are glad to be expanding our operations here.”

Cultural Council awards tens of thousands in grants to Palm Beach County Arts Organizations through SmARTBiz Summit 2014 LAKE WORTH, FL – The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has granted tens of thousands of dollars to local nonprofit arts organizations as part of its fourth annual SmARTBiz Summit, sponsored by the Cultural Council and PNC Bank. Eleven non-profit organizations received a total of nearly $45,000 in grants, funded by a generous donation from PNC Bank, during the SmARTBiz Summit held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on October 28. The fourth annual event provided informative business, financial, fundraising, and marketing sessions, as well as dynamic speakers, including Ben Cameron, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The day-long program, which attracted close to 200 attendees representing arts organizations and businesses all over Palm Beach County, also helped guide non-profit organizations in how to improve the efficiency of their operations.

Cultural Council Director of Grants Jan Rodusky says “The organizations that received these grants are finding ways to bring art to our community, and our community to art.” Cressman Bronson, PNC regional president for eastern Florida said, “The collaboration between SmARTBiz and the grant recipient organizations presented training opportunities that will eventually lead to concrete connections between business and the arts and the partner institutions. At PNC we understand that a vibrant arts community is a significant driver of our economic success.” Grant recipients this year are from the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia, Lake Worth Playhouse, Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Gallery & School of Art, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Palm Beach Photographic Center, Palm Beach Symphony, Slow Burn Theatre Company, Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Yesteryear Village at The South Florida Fair and Expositions.

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a consistent brand architecture for the destination across several market segments and target demographics. “It’s not often you get projects that hit so close to home,” said Ray Popp, Executive Director of Marketing Communications for Levatas. “There’s definitely an element of pride that goes into spotlighting the place where you live and work. At Levatas, we truly believe The Palm Beaches is an amazing destination, and we were determined to have that passion shine through.” Three insights drove the creative concept: to increase travel among families; to target women, who are typically the primary drivers of influencing travel and booking decisions; and to identify with families and couples who face the challenge of being together yet disconnected due to the imposition of modern technology. The Unplug and Reconnect in The Palm Beaches commercial, led by Director Joe Otting of Fiber Films, took five months to complete from conceptualization to final

production. Production included five full days of filming, totaling 60 hours, with three boats, 11 locations, 35 crew members and 2.5 terabytes of footage. Special thanks to all the community partners who contributed to the commercial. To view the full 60-second Unplug and Reconnect commercial, visit www.youtube. com/watch?v=HG0NsiThgls. About Discover The Palm Beaches Discover The Palm Beaches, formerly the Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the official tourism marketing corporation that promotes the collection of 38 cities and towns and 15 tourism districts in Palm Beach County, commonly referred to as The Palm Beaches, Florida. Tourism is among Palm Beach County’s major industries generating an annual economic impact of nearly $7 billion in the local economy, producing $30 million dollars in bed-tax revenue, lodging sales of approximately $623 million and supporting more than 60,000 jobs.

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it alone and does not pretend to have all the answers. Rather, they believe in the wisdom of the crowd and in hosting conversations and problem solving exercises that really and truly move the needle. I happen to think this is the best leadership approach possible. Not only does it involve people, but it challenges them to think and work together. And when they do come up with solutions , there is automatic buy-in because they were part of the process. They were engaged, someone bothered to ask them what they thought and trusted in their abilities to figure things out. Can this work on a local level? Absolutely, Delray Beach is a prime example of a community that re-invented itself through visioning, and extensive and ongoing community engagement beginning with the Atlantic Avenue Task Force in the mid-80s, Visions 2000 in the late 80s and 90s and through the Citizen’s Downtown Master

Planning Process in the 2000s. In fact, we get in trouble when we veer away from that formula either through failing to engage residents or having elected officials think they are heroes who can do it all, and let us know about it later. Can it work on the national level? Well, that’s a trickier beast to deal with. But perhaps it could… if presidents saw themselves (and more importantly) we viewed them as above partisanship and if somehow they could lead by “hosting” rather than dictating policies. But this only works if Congress can get over its hyper-partisanship and remember they are there to do a job and get things done for Americans; a simple concept that seems to be hopelessly lost at the moment. Regardless, next time you see a mayor beating his chest, or a gubernatorial candidate promising to save Florida remember the host and hero dynamic and ask yourself when the last time someone succeeded without being a host.

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biz briefs BUSINESS CONSULTANTS OF SOUTH FLORIDA SMALL BUSINESS CLIENTS EXPANDING Business Consultants of South Florida (BCoSF) www.BCoSF.com, a South Floridabased Business, Marketing, Branding, and Sales Consulting plus Website Design Company is currently working with many small business clients to take their company to the next level. Owned by Allison Turner, BCoSF works with companies to strategically grow, expand and increase revenue through proven business, marketing and sales strategies. Denise Righetti of Savor Our City Culinary Tours is growing and expanding her private tours in Delray Beach and Boca Raton. Private tours are great for businesses, large families or country clubs. In building her brand Denise understands the importance of building her existing markets while strategically expanding into new markets. For more information on Savor Our City, go to http://savorourcity.com. ModSnap Design, an Internet Marketing company and long-term client of BCoSF, Inc. has launched several new custom services including SEO and Social Media for small businesses. These packages are custom designed based on the marketing needs and budget for each company. For more information, go to www.ModSnapDesign.com. Rosemary Nixon, the owner of Create Your Best Retirement, recently came to BCoSF to redo the marketing message and copy for her company website. In incorporating keywords into the copy along with additional SEO updates on the back end of the site, we look forward to officially re-launching the site in early December. For more information, go to www.CreateYourBestRetirement.com. Kim Wallant, the owner of True North Creative Therapy LLC, had a Grand Opening for her new location on November 15th in Wellington. Specializing in working with children and parents so both create the best life possible together, Kim is excited about having her new office for all of her clients. . To learn more about the company, go to www.BCoSF.com or call (561) 276-4422.

ALL COUNTY PAVING CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF DELRAY BEACH LOCATION All County Paving (an M&M Asphalt Maintenance company) announced the opening of its new corporate headquarters in Delray Beach. The grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting commenced November 20th at 1180 SW 10th Street in Delray Beach. “M&M Asphalt Maintenance/dba All County Paving, has been in business since 1987 and is now a family run operation. Owners/ Managers, Jeff Cohen and Ken and David Goldberg, have guided the company to new heights from the company’s humble beginnings in Lake Worth. After purchasing the company of seven employees, they’ve expanded and grown to over 140 local Florida residents, including 35 full time employees at their second location in Orlando, FL. Paving projects have expanded beyond the Florida borders, and their projects have spanned into several states throughout the Southeast and even Puerto Rico.” All County Paving services the pavement maintenance needs of local businesses, property managers, specialty contractors, big box retailers, asset managers and Home Owners Associations throughout the southeast. In addition, All County Paving is committed to its philanthropic promise of supporting its local neighbors through various events and charities such as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Big Brothers Big Sisters of American, just to name a few. All County Paving has set-up a donation page for the local Palm Beach chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of America, and will be joining forces with the organizations VP of Foundation Development, Kae Jonsons, and the Marketing and PR Coordinator Corrie Edwards, both of whom attended the Grand Opening Party. Donations can easily be made by visiting https://www.bgcpbc.org/all-county. The grand opening party was treated as a celebration, and a thank you to its employees, vendors and customers who have all attributed greatly to the continuous growth and success of All County Paving.

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And that’s exactly what Sue did. Sue put together a team of talented professionals who would go on to raise over $500,000 in charitable funds towards breast care for the local community. Years later, Sue has not forgotten her Susan G. Komen roots and continues to be active in Race for a Cure and giving back to her community of Delray Beach. It means a great deal to Sue knowing that $0.75 cents of every dollar donated stays local and aids in treatment, and preventative care for those less fortunate. Sue continues to honor her grandmother as well as RE/MAX CEO, Margret Kelly a breast cancer survivor, every year at the West Palm Beach Race for a Cure. “I have watched a great deal of friends fight the disease and come through it survivors. Supporting the fight against breast cancer gives all these women a fighting chance.”

About Sue Leonard Sue has worked at senior levels in the corporate world and running her own thriving management company and now an accomplished multi-million dollar producing Realtor®. Sue never considers herself to be selling real estate, but as providing clients with the education they need in order to make informed decisions. With Sue’s proven experience, intuitive mind, professional no-nonsense approach and business acumen, transactions are always smooth, efficient and successful. Sue is a recipient of the Promise of One Award for her volunteer work that went above and beyond for Susan G. Komen, RRA Excellence Award for demonstrating excellence and inspiring others, RE/MAX 100% Club from 2006-2012 and most recently RE/MAX Hall of Fame. Learn more about Sue at www.SueLeonard.net.


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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY DEDICATES FINAL HOME IN OCEAN BREEZE WEST What started as a dream on January 6, 2012, the groundbreaking for Ocean Breeze West, a development of 21 single-family homes on Seacrest Boulevard in the Heart of Boynton, is now a reality. The 21st home will be dedicated at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2nd, which coincides with #GivingTuesday, the National Day of Giving. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, this beautiful family community, which houses over forty adults and 80 children, is now complete. These families worked over 500 individual hours, building homes, side by side with their neighbors. They are working, taxpaying members of their community. All Habitat homeowners are required to pay a monthly mortgage. Join on December 2 at 5:30 p.m. as this home, is dedicated, sponsored by Universal Property and Casualty Insurance Company.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: LANG LIGHTS IT UP WITH SUNNY 107.9 FM & HOLIDAY DÉCOR CONTEST Lang Realty has teamed up with Sunny107.9 FM (www.sunny1079.com) to reward the most spectacular outdoor decorations and displays this holiday season. Those who “deck the walls” are welcome to upload photos of their holiday lights and display from December 1 – December 14 at www. sunny1079.com. On-line voting for favorites on the station’s website, open to all, will run from December 15 – 21 with winners announced on December 22. The grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card and two runners up will receive $100 gift cards, courtesy of Lang Realty. “We are proud to partner with Sunny 107.9 FM for this fun and festive promotion that truly reflects the spirit and creativity of South Florida,” said Scott Agran, president of Lang Realty. For more information about Lang Realty and details on current listings, call 561-9892100 or visit www.langrealty.com

John Campanola sponsors fundraiser for The Institute for Regional Conservation DELRAY BEACH, Florida – John Campanola, Financial Services Professional with New York Life, recently sponsored a fundraising event at The Wine Wave in Delray Beach for The Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC), which is celebrating 30 years of protecting native habitat throughout South Florida. Guests included members from the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Lantana Chamber of Commerce, and IRC staff and supporters who learned about the IRC’s work in protecting native habitat through South Florida. The event also included a wine tasting, entertainment by musicians Steaven Nieratka and Nate Largent, and chair massages by Loosen Up Massage. A private non-profit organization, The Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC) is dedicated to the protection, restoration, and long-term management of biodiversity on a regional basis, and to the prevention of regional extinctions of rare plants, animals and ecosystems. Based in Florida, USA, IRC works on conservation research and action throughout South Florida, the Caribbean and beyond. For more information visit www. regionalconservation.org. About John Campanola John Campanola is a Financial Services Professional at the New York Life Insurance Company. Mr. Campanola is a long-time Florida

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(L to R) Craig van der Heiden, Ph.D. (IRC CEO), George Gann (IRC Chief Conservation Strategist) and John Campanola (Agent with New York Life). Photo by Emiliano Brooks

resident who is active in local activities and events. He is a graduate of Leadership Delray, and is very active and involved in the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and many of its committees and organizations. He is the winner of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce 2013-2014 Ambassador of the Year, a winner of the 2013-2014 Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award, selected as New York Life’s South Florida General Office 2013 New Associate Annuity Leader, and has qualified as a member of New York Life’s Annuity Elite Program. Mr. Campanola is also very active and involved in the Greater Lantana Chamber of Commerce where he is a member of their Board of Directors.

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Why and how to talk about inheritance with your family

The Times They Are a-Changin’ By Jeremy Office Special to The Pineapple


he psychology of investors and the behavioral aspects of investing have always intrigued me. As a financial advisor I interact with an eclectic group of people across the various generations. Typically, advisors focus on older generations, understandably because that is where the highest concentration of wealth is. But as demographics shift and older generations such as baby boomers begin to retire, we can really begin to see the generational differences in the way wealth is perceived. In the initial consultation process the first step is getting to know your client and understanding what makes them tick. One aspect we need to understand is what might have influenced their perception of money and investing. Therefore, I thought it would be interesting to see what some characteristics of generations are and how this can affect their views on wealth management. First, let’s focus on Baby Boomers since they are the generation that is looking at retirement today. The Baby Boomers are born from 1946 to 1965. The post-war generation witnessed and participated in some of the greatest social changes in the country’s history during the 1960s and 1970s. By the early 80s the economy had rebounded and the United States entered into one of the longest periods of sustained economic growth since World War II. During these times consumerism and materialistic greed left this generation ill prepared for retirement as spending exceeded saving during these peak earning years. As Baby Boomers began to reach retirement age, fast forward to 2008 when we experienced the largest recession since the Great Depression and you can understand their concerns about financial security in retirement. The following generation is referred to as Generation X. This includes people born from 1965 to 1976. This generation is characterized by growing up during corporate downsizing, massive layoffs, governmental scandal, and come from dual income and/or divorced families. This led to a self-reliant and independent way of thinking. As the first generation to grow up with computers and remote controls, they are more comfortable with technology than previous generations. From the perception of investing and wealth, Generation X has faced stagnant wage growth and higher levels of debt than previous generations. As far as planning for retirement, they are more prepared by having taken advantage of company 401(k) accounts and began to save at an earlier age. Some current concerns for Generation X are college savings plans for their children and cash management. Lastly, the generation born between 1977 and 1998 are known as Generation Y or “Millennials.” They are the biggest demographic

the U.S has ever seen. Millennials are products of a globalized world that is more connected than ever. As early adopters of social media and growing up immersed in technology and connectivity they value relationships and the ability to have instant gratification. They also happen to be the most educated generation entering the workforce. With that education also comes the highest level of student debt of any other previous generation. Facing few job prospects, towering student loans, and an uncertain future entering the workforce during the recession, they are more hesitant to stay in one place. They are mobile and rent rather than buy. Climbing the corporate ladder isn’t something they place emphasis on. In a generation where Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of college to start Facebook and turn it into a multibillion dollar company and the rise of app development making people rich in a fraction of the time, they have embraced entrepreneurialism and look to make an impact in the world. After seeing their parents have to delay retirement and scale back their spending because of the 2008 recession you can understand that they would be more hesitant to invest in traditional financial markets (i.e. stocks and bonds). They are more conservative, less trusting, and rely more on digital tools including social media to solve financial problems. As the benefactors of inheriting an estimated $15 trillion of baby boomer wealth, they need to be advised on how to handle and deal with such transfers. As I have only scratched the surface on generational differences, I think it is important to be cognizant of the different generations. Being able to understand our members not only builds a stronger relationship, but also provides us with the insight needed to better service them and add value. As with any business, you need to adapt to the times and environment and know your customer. As wealth is transferred from one generation to another, knowing the mindset of different generations can be what sets us apart and keeps us from making the same mistakes and assumptions. Sometimes we should learn from the past to prepare for the future. Jeremy Office, Ph.D, CFP, CIMA, MBA is Principal at Maclendon Wealth Management in Delray Beach and specializes in portfolio construction, strategic asset and liability management, and long term planning relating to financial matters as well as real estate, income tax, insurance and estate planning. He is also Managing Partner of SJO Worldwide a venture capital company. www.maclendon.com 855.MAC.WEALTH

By Colleen Hasey Schuhmann, CRPC Special to The Pineapple

families who discuss this early, are happier than those who don’t.

One of the insights we gained from a compelling UBS Investor Watch report on the subject was that, changing the way families view inheritance can have a significant and positive impact both on benefactors like you and on your heirs. When parents include their children in their inheritance plans, families are much happier with the outcomes. And nine out of ten heirs report being highly satisfied when they know the details ahead of time.

When was the last time you reviewed your will or estate plan? It’s important that you keep your will current to reflect any changes that have taken place in recent years.

A tough conversation to have Despite these facts, neither benefactors nor heirs feel comfortable having this difficult conversation. You may be familiar with the emotional barriers on both sides. Benefactors, who may be living active, comfortable lives, often feel inheritance is not a pressing issue. They may also not want their heirs to count on an inheritance. Heirs, on the other hand, may feel that it’s inappropriate to discuss their parents’ money and don’t want to appear greedy. But both parties agree on one thing: It’s the benefactor’s responsibility to start the conversation. Planning can make the difference We believe that the desire on all sides to have a more open dialogue about inheritance can be fulfilled by discussing the subject within the broader context of financial planning— especially longevity planning. People are living longer and living in better health. They now recognize the need to plan for the years ahead, including healthcare, long-term care and how they will pass on their wealth. When considered as part of financial planning and overall wealth transfer, the subject of inheritance can take its place alongside other types of decisions that families make together, with everyone’s wishes and needs addressed. The conclusion we draw from the research is clear: Your loved ones want you to start inheritance planning early and include them in the conversation. We can be a valuable neutral party to help you and your family open the lines of communication. We can work with you on the advanced planning that can help ensure a smooth transfer of wealth and avoid future conflict among your heirs. How we can help There is no “typical” way to have a family conversation about inheritance. But you should be prepared to discuss specific subjects and review specific financial information. We can guide you in this and help structure and even lead a family meeting to address these issues in terms of your unique family situation. Here are some of the issues you may consider: Emotional factors. Families don’t always like to talk about money. Some benefactors feel that letting their children know about the wealth they’ll receive one day may dampen their initiative or give them a sense of entitlement. Other benefactors want to enjoy their money, without feeling judged about how they spend it. And, children often find it awkward to discuss their parents’ wealth. But

Does your spouse understand your estate plan? We’ve found that typically only one spouse handles the planning. But it’s important that you both know the overall plan and objectives, before you start talking to your children. Have you discussed your plans with your children? Knowing what to expect ahead of time can prevent hard feelings during a difficult time. Our research reveals that when families have knowledge about the estate plan up front, there’s a 50% drop in disagreements when a loved one passes. Is there anything you want to do today to help your heirs? You may want to help a child purchase a home, or you could set up 529 college savings plans for your grandchildren. We call that “giving while living.” We can also discuss how to balance this desire with the need to retain enough resources to maintain your lifestyle given today’s longer average lifespans. It’s all part of a comprehensive wealth management plan. If you’re worried that your children are inexperienced and naïve about money and investing, we can also spend some time educating them about financial matters and how to be responsible with wealth. We can have an initial family conversation without talking about specific amounts. We’ll focus on helping your family understand your wishes and how you have structured your estate plan to support those wishes. Keep the conversation going Our experience—and that of clients like you—shows that it’s important to start the inheritance conversation now, and keep it going on a regular basis. We can play an important role—planning, leading and taking part in your family meeting on this topic. At the same time, we’ll be working with you to understand the issues you face, and providing insights and guidance to help you achieve your financial goals, throughout your lifetime and beyond. To read the latest Investor Watch, go to ubs.com/investorwatch.

Colleen Hasey Schuhmann, CRPC, is Vice President – Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services in Boca Raton. Colleen also serves on the Board of the Delray Beach Library. She specializes in all facets of your financial life, including retirement planning, portfolio management, life insurance and long term care planning, and estate planning strategies. For more information, please contact Colleen directly at 561-367-1817.


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real estate briefs Dockerty Romer & Co. arranges $70 million in financing

BOCA RATON, FL – Bob Dockerty of Dockerty Romer & Co. has arranged a permanent mortgage loan in the amount of $4,600,000 for a newly constructed Trader Joe’s Grocery store in Boca Raton. This is one of four new Trader Joes to open in Palm Beach County. The 5 year fixed rate term was provided by Americo Life & Annuity Insurance Company for I.S. Three Austin/Hunter’s Ridge Limited Partnership. Dockerty commented, “This was an extremely conservative loan on a debt service coverage and loan to value basis. Trader Joe’s has an excellent reputation, strong credit and the location of this store is AAA. The physical construction was superb and the local community is welcoming Trader Joe’s.”

Americo Financial Life & Annuity Insurance Company, whom Dockerty Romer & Co. is a correspondent, is based out of Kansas City and provides nonrecourse financing for both acquisitions and to replace maturing debt.

Delray Beach based mortgage banker arranges $2,500,000 in financing

JENSEN BEACH, FLORIDA – October 2014 – Joe Hepp of Delray Beach based Dockerty Romer & Co. has arranged a permanent mortgage loan in the amount of $2,500,000 for the acquisition of Shoppes of Jensen Beach. The 14,000+ SF Rooms to Go Kids anchored retail center features the anchor tenant, Rooms to Go Kids, as well as Cardita Formal Wear and Diedra Marcus Salon & Spa. The retail center is strategically located in the Jensen Beach sub-market of Martin

complicated loan structure that will give the borrower the flexibility relating to the development of an additional parcel of land behind the subject and the air rights above the existing security of the loan.” Caveglia went on to say, “The borrower is taking advantage of the low interest rate environment we are currently in.” County, along US Hwy 1 and Jensen Beach Blvd. Shoppes of Jensen Beach, which was built in 1994 and renovated in 2004, is ideally located along the northern main entrance of the 878,000 SF Treasure Coast Square mall. Joe Hepp arranged the permanent mortgage financing on behalf of Jensen Berg LLC through MH Capital. A 10-year fixed rate transaction was provided to acquire this well positioned asset. Hepp stated that, “Although this was the first CMBS transaction for the borrower, both the borrower and the lender worked closely to ensure a smooth transaction that would accommodate both parties.” Jensen Berg LLC acquires the 100% occupied property as the first investment in the Florida market after owning and operating various property types in the Northeast.

Brokers work together on $12,300,000 sale of property

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL – Phil Bloom of Bellestar Partners LLC and Nancy Dockerty of Dockerty Romer & Co. cobrokered the $12,300,000 sale of Hillsboro Commons, located at 1000 East Hillsboro Blvd. in Deerfield Beach, FL The 82,000 SF office building, has an LA Fitness as its lead tenant. The 2-story building built in 1986 with renovations in 2000 and 2003 is 98% leased. The seller was Hillsboro Capital, LLC and the buyer was Investments Limited.

HC Real Estate Capital arranges $5,500,000 in financing for office and retail property

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Kurt Hoffmann and Chris Caveglia of HC Real Estate Capital have arranged $5,500,000 in financing for the prestigious office and retail property located at 105-111 East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach, FL. The 100% leased property is made up of two office and retail buildings totaling 23,290 SF. The tenants include: Cabana El Rey, Tramanti Restaurant, Mint Fit, Sloan’s Ice Cream and Hennion & Walsh. The properties are situated on approximately 0.55 acres of land in the heart of Delray Beach on Atlantic Avenue. Financing was arranged through a correspondent Life Insurance Company relationship. The nonrecourse loan carries a 15 term with 5 years of Interest Only and a 30-year amortization schedule at a competitive fixed interest rate that replaced a maturing facility on the property. Chris Caveglia, Principal at HC Real Estate Capital stated, “This was a very

Nancy Dockerty commented, “Investments Limited was the logical buyer, based on the considerable amount of real estate they own and manage in the surrounding area, I thought this asset would fit well in their portfolio.”

Cushman & Wakefield announces sale of nine-building industrial portfolio in Boca Raton

BOCA RATON, FL – Cushman & Wakefield announced today it has sold nine industrial buildings totaling 357,606 square feet in the Boca Raton area, part of the highly sought after South Florida industrial market. The buildings, part of the South Florida Industrial portfolio, are in three locations: the McNab Business Park, 10300-10458 West McNab Road, Tamarac; Tamarac Business

Center, 6200-6320 North Hiatus Road, Tamarac; and Park of Commerce, 6400-6500 Park of Commerce Blvd, Boca Raton. “This is prime industrial property which is in high demand in South Florida,” said Mike Davis, executive director for capital markets in Cushman & Wakefield’s Tampa office. “It is more than 92 percent occupied.” The buyer, according to Davis, was Exeter Property Group, a real estate investment management firm specializing in the acquisition, development, leasing, and management of industrial and related business park properties across the U.S. The sale price for the properties was not disclosed.

FirstService Residential awarded management contract for Four Seasons at Delray Beach

HOLLYWOOD, FL – FirstService Residential, the leading community association management company in Florida, has been selected to provide lifestyle management services for Four Seasons at Delray Beach, an upscale, active adult community with 315 single-family homes in Delray Beach. Widely known for its amenities and the intimate, sense of community it fosters, Four Seasons at Delray Beach offers a 10,000 square-foot clubhouse, a state-of-the art fitness center, a resort-style pool and Jacuzzi, private cabanas, championship tennis courts, media room, library, a billiards room and bar, and year-round events and social clubs. Situated on the west side of Delray Beach, Four Seasons is centrally located to the beaches and downtown area, including golf courses, performing arts venues and museums and local attractions. “FirstService Residential is thrilled to partner with a vibrant community such as Four Seasons,” said Ron Capitena, Vice President of FirstService Residential. “Four Seasons is a well-maintained community governed by a very progressive board of directors and with residents eager to make their community even better. We are very much looking forward to working on improving property values and enhancing the lifestyles of each and every resident who calls Four Seasons home.” For more information, visit www. fsresidential.com.

people Allison Turner participates in Leadership Delray Program

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Allison Turner, CEO and Owner of Business Consultants of South Florida, has enrolled in the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Leadership Delray Program. Leadership Delray is a program for individuals who are passionate about the community and have a desire to grow as leaders as they connect with other prominent business, government and civic leaders. Through unique first-hand experiences, participants learn about what it means to be a leader as they explore all aspects of the community—education, local government, health care, emergency services, arts and culture, recreation, the news media, and more. According to Ms. Turner, “I am grateful for this opportunity to participate in Leadership Delray and to learn all aspects of this great city and how it works together. Not only will this program educate and impact the way I do business but also the businesses of my clients; furthermore, it will help me as a resident and active advocate for the city and its unique flair.” Leadership Delray consists of an initial teambuilding session capped by a reception with local leaders and Leadership Delray alumni, followed by 9 day-long sessions exploring the meaning of leadership in a stimulating and thought-provoking educational program one day per month from October through June.

Gracey-Backer welcomes back David Clark Backer to family firm

David Backer has joined his brother, John Gracey Backer, CPA, his parents, Ron and Barbara Backer, at Gracey-Backer, Inc. David and John are fourth-generation members of

the family firm-founded by Matthew Gracey in Delray Beach in 1925. The firm specializes in property and casualty lines of insurance across the State of Florida. David attended local schools-Gulf Stream School and Saint Andrew’s School, from which he graduated Cum Laude in 2006. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2010 with a major in Electrical Engineering. A member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, David earned concurrent Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Science in Business Management degrees from the University of Florida in 2012. He worked for two years for Intel Corporation in Phoenix, Arizona.

David Backer

“I am thrilled to join my family at GraceyBacker, Inc. and help direct our clients through the complexities of asset protection and risk transfer through our wide range of insurance products,” said David. For more visit www.graceybacker.com

Century Risk Advisors hires Nicholas Tunno as Advisor

BOCA RATON, FL – As part of its ongoing expansion in the marketplace, independent brokerage and risk management agency, Century Risk Advisors (CRA), is pleased to announce that it has hired Nicholas Tunno as an Insurance Advisor for its Transportation Division. In this role, Tunno will be working with clients to create complete risk management and insurance programs tailor-made to best fit the needs of the transportation industry. Nicholas along with the entire CRA team will provide unparalleled service in the commercial and personal lines industry. “We are excited to have Nicholas Tunno join CRA as an Insurance Advisor,” said Ron Reshefsky, Chairman of Century Risk Advisors. “Nicholas has an upbeat and positive attitude and is very committed to providing only the highest quality service to our clients.” Prior to joining Century Risk Advisors, Tunno founded and operated his own business, which provided safe nightlife transportation to college students in Tallahassee, Florida. It was during this time that he quickly discovered his passion for working with others and being directly involved in peoples’ lives.

BG, Inc announces new position and promotion

BG, Inc., an award-winning South Florida regional advertising agency based in West Palm Beach, announces the hiring of an agency professional in a newly created position and the promotion of a long-time employee.

Dominique Calero joins the agency as Interactive Social Media Specialist and Designer. This new position focuses on interactive, social media and visual solutions for the communication needs of clients using a mix of creative skills, commercial awareness and professional interaction. Dominique is a seasoned professional with over 25+ years in the print and digital industry. Prior to joining BG, Calero was President & Creative Director of Inhouse Advertising and was Communications Director for Odessey Media, Inc. A i m e e Shaughnessy has been p r o m o t e d to Director of Client De ve lopme nt. Aimee joined BG in 2002 and is an integral member of the account management team. In addition to managing several key accounts, Aimee will also oversee BG’s new business development and marketing efforts.

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Welcome New DELRAY BEACH Chamber Members TMD Technology Services, Inc. (561) 404-9251, 1543 Fenton Dr., Delray Beach www.tmdtechnology.com – COMPUTERS, IT, TECHNOLOGY

Currie Sowards Aguila Architects (561) 276-4951, 185 NE 4th Ave., Ste. 101, Delray Beach www.csaarchitects.com – ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

TouchSuite (561) 860-6093, 1081 Holland Dr., Boca Raton www.touchsuite.com – MERCHANT PROCESSORS

Pinto Law Group, P.A. (561) 922-6787 6421 Congress Ave., Boca Raton www.pintolawgroup.com ATTORNEYS (Referred by James Werter, Attorney at Law)

Anthony Liguori Hair at Scarlet Ivy (561) 234-0229, Delray Beach SALONS, SPAS & BARBERSHOPS (Referred by JoAnn Liguori, Truffolo’s LLC) VITAS Healthcare (561) 733-6300, 1901 S. Congress Ave., Ste. 420, Boynton Beach www.vitas.com – HOSPICES Sandoway House Nature Center (561) 274-7263, 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach www.sandowayhouse.org – NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS The Big Apple Shopping Bazaar (561) 499-9935, 5283 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach www.thebigappleshoppingbazaar.com SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL

Andrea Sherman Design Associates (561) 243-9165, 222 NW 15th St., Delray Beach www.andreashermandesign.com – INTERIOR DESIGN 211 Palm Beach / Treasure Coast, Inc. (561) 547-8637, www.211palmbeach.org NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Atlantico at Tuscany Apartment Homes (561) 865-2509, 8085 Tumblestone Court, Delray Beach www.atlanticodelray.com – APARTMENTS & RENTALS Eric H. Luckman, P.A. (561) 737-3133, 88 NE 5th Ave., Delray Beach www.luckmanlaw.com – ATTORNEYS ALL DRY Restoration (561) 771-1320, 4020 N. 29th Ave, Hollywood www.alldryrestoration.com – RESTORATION & REMEDIATION Set Me Free Marketing & Public Relations, Inc. (561) 289-8319, Delray Beach www.setmefreemarketing.com – ADVERTISING & MARKETING Papalani Gelato (561) 213-7538, 10193 Boca Vista Dr., Boca Raton www.papalanigelato.com – ICE CREAM, YOGURT, & CANDY Register Abstract Co., Inc. / Register Settlement Services (561) 523-5859, 138 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach TITLE SERVICES (Referred by Scott Porten, Porten Companies) Delray Beach Drug Task Force 1700 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach Delraydrugtaskforce@outlook.com – NONPROFIT (Referred by Nancy Steiner, The Sanctuary)


Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club (561) 279-0251, 1451 SW 7th St., Delray Beach www.bgcpbc.org – NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION Cheese Smile Click (954) 812-6019, 3525 S. Federal Hwy, Ste. J, Boynton Beach www.cheesesmileclick.com – ADVERTSING & MARKETING

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5 Tips to Build your Business with Grassroots Marketing By Allison Turner Business, Marketing & Sales Consultant


any businesses want to build their customer base from one to 1,000 or even 100,000 overnight. Is that realistic? It may be for some businesses but definitely not for most businesses. Business owners get frustrated when they can’t build their business as fast as they would like but it takes time and consistency of effort and often it is best to focus on small groups. Grassroots marketing starts from the ground up. It generally is the least expensive way of marketing because the business focuses its efforts on a small group of people instead of trying to reach a much larger audience. First, you must define your target market or the group of consumers or businesses that you want to attract. Second, you must be consistent! People do business with those they know, like and trust. If they see you once and never hear from you again that is not enough. 1) Join the local Chamber of Commerce. I like to think of networking as how I can be of service to those I meet. Regardless of whether a business will ever be a client, I seek to build the relationship, connect them with a possible strategic alliance and generally keep in touch with them. It is not enough to simply be a member but you must engage and develop relationships within the Chamber. Since my company is a member of the Delray Chamber, I generally attend 1-2 Grand Openings / Networking events each week. am I also co-chair a Leads Group, and am an Ambassador for the Chamber. For one low annual fee, you have a large group in which to network and build relationships for your business. Remember do NOT simply join and never attend events. People must get to know you and your business! 2) Hold a Local Event or Workshop. If you are a service driven business, holding complimentary or low cost workshops in your area allow you to get your name out, build your business and brand, and attract local customers. There are several places in Delray where you can hold workshops for low or no cost such as the PGA Superstore, Greenlands or Church of the Palms.

3) Build Strategic Alliances. Whether you are a one-person business or have a staff of 100, strategic alliances are connections in your area of expertise that will often refer to you and you to them. For example, as a marketing consultant, I do very little implementation except branding and website design. In working with a client, if we determine that one of their best ways to market is through PR, I have a PR company that I trust and will refer. 4) Get Speaking Engagements for organizations. A great way to build your company as an expert resource is to find local speaking engagements that focus on your target market. When doing this, be clear on the mission of the organization you are speaking to and make sure your target market will be present. 5) Follow Up! After networking, holding a workshop, or speaking to an organization, remember to Follow Up! It is not enough to simply meet someone one time. Follow up at the very least with an email. It is even better to set up a time to meet one-on-one and build the relationship. Grassroots Marketing is definitely one of the best and least expensive ways to build your business and brand. It allows you to develop relationships by focusing on a small group of people. In any situation, you never know where you may meet your next client, strategic alliance or referral source. Allison Turner is CEO and cofounder of Business Consultants of South Florida,(BCoSF) located at 301 W Atlantic Avenue, Suite 05. She is a resident of Delray Beach as well as active member of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. BCoSF is passionate about helping their clients either start or grow a sustainable and profitable business through their strategic business, marketing and sales plans and consulting services. For more information visit www.BCoSF.com or call 561-276-4422.


The Tuition Maze: Charting an Effective Course

By John M. Campanola Special to The Pineapple

As parents and guardians, we look forward to the day that our child gets accepted to the college of his or her choice. Unfortunately for many, the joy of their child’s college acceptance is overshadowed by the financial anxieties. The good news is there are a surprising number of options available to help parents and guardians deal with increasing costs. From scholarships and financial aid, to special savings plans and low-cost loans, there are plenty of ways to make the college experience less of a financial burden. Investing in the Future When it comes to assessing the practical value of a college education, there’s no arguing with the numbers. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, young adults with a bachelor’s degree earned more than twice as much as those without a high school diploma or its equivalent in 2009, 50 percent more than young adult high school completers, and 25 percent more than young adults with an associate’s degree.[1] That’s why, for most parents and guardians, obtaining a college education for their children is virtually an article of faith, something we feel is a necessary ingredient for a stable, successful life. Strategic Planning Is the Key While it’s true that the cost of college can be truly daunting — some top schools are

charging upwards of $40,000 a year — it’s also true that many families are finding ways to ease the financial burden. Here are some steps you can take to make the whole process as easy and as painless as possible. • Improve your credit score. Establishing good credit can help you secure the low-cost loans you may need — and save thousands of dollars. • Plan for the unexpected. Estate planning and the right kinds of insurance will help protect against the derailment of your child’s college plans. • Save smart and early. Gain a significant advantage and maximize your resources by choosing the college-savings plan that’s right for you. The bottom line: College is a major investment in your child’s future. And, like any investment, it is wise to do as much early preparation and research as possible. It may also be advantageous to enlist the support of an experienced professional who can advise you based on the specifics of your situation. John M. Campanola is an Agent for New York Life Insurance Company. For additional information on the information or topic(s) discussed, please contact him at 561-212-2903

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DELRAY BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party • December 2, 5-7pm At the Center for the Arts Vintage Gym, (51 N Swinton Ave). Please bring an unwrapped toy/gift to be donated to the Spirit of Giving network. The cost is $75/table. RSVP is required; please contact Jena at 561-278-0424. Vendors needed for the Holiday Marketplace at the Chamber Holiday Party. It is a fun addition to the party and a great opportunity for our retail members to showcase their businesses to fellow chamber members. _____________________________________________

2015 Goal Setting Workshop • December 4 11:30am – 2pm • Free Sandler Training Center, 1690 S Congress Ave, Suite 205B

DELRAY BEACH, Florida—The Ambassadors of the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce recently held their final meeting of 2014. John Campanola, Agent with New York Life and current Chairman of the Ambassadors, will step down from that role at the end of this year. The Ambassador Program consists of volunteers from the Chamber membership who donate their time to assist the Chamber in various activities. The Ambassadors assist in the promotion, volunteer support and development of various Chamber sponsored events. According to Mr. Campanola, “Chamber Ambassadors are volunteers who have a very important role within the Chamber. They connect with new members and help them to get the most out of their membership. Ambassadors attend business mixers, ribbon cuttings, and other Chamber events and lend a hand with special Chamber projects. It has been an honor chairing this group for the past year.”

Your Neighborhood…Your App!

Neighbrhds releases localized mobile apps to connect users with their neighborhood Neighbrhds (www.neighbrhds.com), a product of Urban Living Marketing, has recently released an app with realtor partner Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty. The app is focused on providing the user with local information tailored specifically to their Delray Beach, Florida neighborhood, and aims to make it quick and easy for residents and visitors to gain instant access to community events, local businesses and more. Each Neighbrhds app includes a curated community social feed, complete with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram updates from local businesses and organizations, as well as a hand-picked list of the top local restaurants, bars, shopping and coffee shops to create the complete community experience. The apps are freely available on iOS and Android. Neighbrhds CEO Bill Fishkin expressed his excitement on rolling out to Delray Beach on the heels of the success the company

continues to have with their app releases in San Francisco. This is the first of five apps being released for the South Florida area. “The Neighbrhds app greatly enhances the user experience in providing the user with local and relevant information,” Fishkin said. Jim Scandirito of Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty said he is looking forward to the Delray Beach app release as well. “It is a tremendous opportunity to not only provide local real estate information through this exclusive application, but also to give the Delray Beach businesses a new marketing platform to provide their social feeds directly to the community.” To download the app, visit www. neighbrhds.com or search for “Delray Beach” in either the Android or iOS App Stores. For more information and to schedule a time to speak with members of the Neigbrhds team, please contact Mindi Sue by phone at 310.924.5651 or by email at mindi@ blackandbluestar.com.

Take Charge America educates seniors on repaying student loans Nonprofit credit, student loan counseling agency provides tips for senior citizens struggling with student loan debt Student loan debt is wreaking havoc on Americans’ finances. Many assume it’s a young person’s problem, but senior citizens are now shouldering a hefty debt load. While their share of total student debt is relatively small, it has skyrocketed in recent years – and it’s especially disastrous for their financial stability. The Government Accountability Office recently reported seniors’ share of federal student debt has increased 600 percent since 2005, reaching more than $18 billion last year. Seniors also are more likely to default, with default rates of 27 percent for seniors ages 65 to 74, and more than 50 percent for people 75 and older. “Many seniors are spending their golden years worrying about student loans,” said Mike Sullivan, director of education for Take Charge America, a national nonprofit credit counseling and student loan counseling agency. “The government can garnish Social Security benefits to pay off delinquent loans, pushing some seniors into poverty, but there are ways to avoid such devastating consequences.” Sullivan offers four tips for seniors dealing with student debt: • Know the true cost of student debt. Many seniors took out loans to help their dependents afford college, but 80 percent of the debt was incurred for their own education. The recession sent droves of

older Americans back to school to become more competitive in the workforce, but many couldn’t pay off their debt before retirement. Seniors should seek financial guidance to understand the true impact of student debt – and to get help paying it back. • If you want to help, give cash. Seniors must understand that cosigning loans for children or grandchildren may lead to full responsibility. It is best to loan or gift cash. Seniors who don’t have the money to spare simply aren’t in a position to help with the burden of college expenses. • Understand the ins and outs. The government can reduce monthly Social Security to $750 to pay down student debts, creating difficulty for seniors who rely on their benefits to pay basic living expenses. In addition, student loans cannot typically be discharged in bankruptcy, limiting the options for seniors struggling with debt. • Rehabilitate your loans. It’s never too late to rehabilitate student loans, even if they’re in default. Income Based Repayment is one option that provides for reasonable student loan payments based on the debtor’s income. Take Charge America and other nonprofit agencies provide credit counseling, debt management and student loan repayment guidance to seniors who need help. To learn more, visit takechargeamerica.org or call (877) 784-2008.

Will you have a running start in 2015? Join us for an interactive, thought-provoking workshop. Based on your results in 2014, can you afford to be complacent? _____________________________________________

Chairman’s Club Holiday Part • December 10 5:30am – 7:30pm • Free At Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Chairman’s Club members only plus one guest please _____________________________________________

Tech, Talk, and Pizza • December 11 “Killer Apps to Boost your Business” Presented by Ryan Boylston of Woo Creative. Fresh from his talk about marketing small businesses at the Delray Beach Chamber’s YPAD event, Beer Tasting with Startups, Ryan will be sharing some “killer” applications for operating your business efficiently. Bring your tablet or smart phone for immediate adoption of the next generation of office suite apps. From 11:45am – 1pm at Chamber. $10 for members, $20 non members. Register Now: For questions contact Jena, 561-278-0424 _____________________________________________

Executive Committee Holiday Lunch • December 12 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM At Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

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Wee Dream Ball Date: December 5 Time: 6:30 PM TO 11:00 PM 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton Phone: 561-391-7274 ext. 128 Ribbon Cutting-Ultimate Wellness Date: December 08, 2014 Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Ultimate Wellness LLC 2220 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton Join your fellow Chamber Members in the celebration of their business! Ultimate Wellness will be having a Ribbon cutting. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony to take place at 6:00pm! New Member Orientation Date: December 9 Time: 11:45 AM TO 1:15 PM Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce 1800 N. Dixie Highway, Boca Raton Phone: (561) 395-4433 33rd Annual Holiday Auction Date: December 10, 2014 Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Via Mizner Golf and County Club 6200 Boca Del Mar Drive, Boca Raton Government Affairs Committee Date: December 11 Time: 11:30 AM TO 12:30 PM Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce 1800 N. Dixie Highway, Boca Raton Phone: (561) 395-4433 Life After Divorce Seminar Date: December 11 Time: 6:00 PM 4855 Technology Way, Suite 600, Boca Raton Phone: 561-393-1817 Gyro Room Grand Opening Party Date: December 11 Time: 5:30 PM TO 8:00 PM 20449 State Rd. 7, Suite A2, Boca Raton Phone: (954) 263-9111

Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Chez Marie French Bistro Date: December 12 Time: 2014 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Chez Marie French Bistro 5030 Champion Boulevard, Suite D3, Boca Raton Economic Development Committee Date: December 16 Time: 3:00 PM TO 4:00 PM Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce 1800 N. Dixie Highway, Boca Raton Phone: (561) 395-4433 Chanukah Under the Stars at Mizner Park Date: December 19 Time: 5:00 PM TO 9: PM 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton Phone: 561-391-8900 Boca Raton Bowl Date: December 23 Time: 3:00 PM 777 FAU Blvd, Boca Raton

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Boca Raton Bowl joins with Orange Bowl Committee to receive event support

As part of an agreement with ESPN, the Boca Raton Bowl will be joining with the Orange Bowl Committee (OBC) for its inaugural game in which the OBC will provide operational and media relations assistance. “We welcome the Boca Raton Bowl to the South Florida sports scene and are pleased to be able to assist the Boca Raton Bowl for its inaugural game,” said Orange Bowl Committee President and Chair Luis Boué. “We look forward to providing our resources and past experiences to assist the Boca Raton Bowl in establishing the game as a notable sporting event in South Florida.” For more than 80 years, the Orange Bowl Committee has been one of South Florida’s leading civic organizations, driving tourism and economic development, while supporting scholarships and community athletic facilities. Inspiring thousands of student athletes every year, the OBC’s activities help foster youth confidence, celebrate student achievement, engage the community and enhance the South Florida economy. The inaugural Boca Raton Bowl,

announced by ESPN in October 2013, will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 23, at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. In an agreement with the American Athletic Conference, Conference-USA and Mid-American Conference a team from each conference will make four appearances over the next six years, with Conference-USA and the Mid-American Conference squaring off this year. The game will be televised on ESPN at 6 p.m. The Orange Bowl Committee is a nonprofit sports organization that has promoted and served the South Florida community since 1935. It features a year-round schedule of events devoted to providing economic impact (nearly $300 million per a 2012-13 study) and the support of youth programs, youth sporting events, organizations, causes, intercollegiate athletics and higher education. The Committee invests nearly $1 million annually in the community and over the last five years has spearheaded legacy projects that combined have provided approximately $10 million worth of improvements to South Florida parks.

Government Affairs Committee Date: January 8, 2015 Time: 11:30 AM TO 12:30 PM Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce 1800 N. Dixie Highway, Boca Raton Phone: (561) 395-4433 January Membership Breakfast Date: January 08, 2015 Time: 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM Via Mizner Golf and Country Club 6200 Boca Del Mar Drive, Boca Raton Boca Chamber Ambassador Meeting Date: January 09, 2015 Time: 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce 1800 N. Dixie Highway, Boca Raton New Member Orientation Date: January 13, 2015 Time: 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM 1800 N. Dixie Highway, Boca Raton

BOCA RATON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Holiday Membership Breakfast Friday, December 05, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM Boca Raton Resort & Club The Waldorf Astoria Collection 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton __________________________________

33rd Annual Holiday Auction Wednesday, December 10, 2014 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Via Mizner Golf and County Club 6200 Boca Del Mar Drive, Boca Raton The Annual Holiday Auction is always one of the most popular events of the year, drawing anywhere from 300 to 400 people for an evening of networking and fun competition for exciting auction items! This event will help to support the many successful programs at the Boca Chamber and will help to ensure the development of future programs. There will be a live and silent auction for a variety of desirable items for you to bid on. Enjoy culinary delights provided by some of Boca’s wonderful restaurants. For more information please contact: Chasity J. Navarro at 561.395.4433 ext. 233 or email: cnavarro@bocachamber.com

Happy New Year! Join the Boca Chamber for the first Membership Breakfast of the New Year Thursday, January 08, 2015 7:45 AM - 9:15 AM Via Mizner Golf and Country Club 6200 Boca Del Mar Drive, Boca Raton Sponsor Spotlight: Peter B. Benedict II, Headmaster Saint Andrew’s School Featured Student Speaker: Sarah Rudnik, Senior, Saint Andrew’s School ______________________________

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The Stars Come Out For The Holidays At Jazziz Nightlife


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elebrate the holidays at JAZZIZ Nightlife, 201 Plaza Real (Mizner Park) in Boca Raton, with a stellar line-up of top name -live entertainment through the end of 2014 and beyond.

December 2-3 | 7 & 9 PM

Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin

JAZZIZ Nightlife welcomes to our stage Grammy winning legendary guitarist Lee Ritenour and Academy and Grammy winning musician/composer/keyboardist Dave Grusin. We also join in the worldwide celebration of Dave Grusin’s 80th birthday — from St. Moritz to the Hollywood Bowl and now to South Florida. The Graduate, Tootsie, Divorce American Sytle, On Golden Pond and the Milagro Beanfield War are just a sampling of the 60 film scores, which have earned Dave Gursin an Academy Award and 8 nominations. Considered one of the most renowned composers/keyboardist/producers of our time, he is also the recipient of 12 Grammy Awards and the co-founder of GRP Records, the ground-breaking jazz record label.

December 16-17 | 7:30 PM

Ben Vereen

Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country’s artistic legacy. His first love and passion is and always will be the stage. On Broadway, Vereen has appeared in Wicked, Fosse, I’m Not Rappaport, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pippin, Grind, Jelly’s Last Jam and A Christmas Carol. For over 40 years, Vereen has showcased his versatility and creativity, performing countless one-man shows not only in the United States, but also Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. He was the first simultaneous winner of the “Entertainer of the Year,” “Rising Star,” and “Song and Dance Star” awards from the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA). He also earned a coveted spot in the Casino Legends Hall of Fame. Tickets are $35 General Admission, $65 Premium and $85 VIP. December 19 | 7:30 PM


If you’ve ever been in love, then you’ve heard the name All-4-One and their timeless songs “I Swear,” “I Can Love You Like That,” “So Much In Love,” “ I Turn To You,” “These Arms,” “Beautiful As You” and much more. The Grammy award winning group All-4-One is internationally known for making beautiful love songs that not only chart radio airwaves, but also garner countless awards. All-4-One’s very first single “So Much In Love,” scaled to RIAA Gold Sales and top five pop status. The California based quartet soon marked their place in the industry as premier balladeers. Their second single, “I Swear,” claimed the billboard “Hot 100” #1 spot for 11 consecutive weeks, while sales sky rocketed to hold the #1 selling single status in 1994 and third most successful single of the rock era. “I Swear” STILL holds a spot on the Billboard’s “Hot 100”as one of the most successful singles of all time and has been named by ASCAP as one of the greatest love songs of the 20th Century. Tickets are $50 General Admission, $125 Premium and $150 VIP to include a Meet & Greet in the Cigar Bar. December 23 | 7 PM

Jon Secada Christmas

December 9-10 | 7 & 9 PM

David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown

Since launching his recording career in 1977, David Benoit’s expansive career as a contemporary jazz pianist and composer has included over 25 solo recordings. His prolific output since 2000 includes several prominent Charlie Brown related projects (including Here’s To You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years and the star-studded 40 Years: A Charlie Brown Christmas) that reflect his lifelong passion for the music of original Peanuts composer Vince Guaraldi and solidify Benoit’s role as his musical heir. Benoit has also released the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charting albums Fuzzy Logic, Right Here, Right Now, Full Circle and Heroes, which paid homage to the pianist’s top jazz and pop influences. In 1965, the first ever “Peanuts” animated special took place. It was a landmark event and it was the start of a tradition that would continue year after year. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is a tradition enjoyed around the world by fans of all ages. Now, 50 years later, Contemporary Jazz Piano Legend, David Benoit, is paying tribute to this incredible piece of entertainment history. Tickets are $50 General Admission, $65 Premium and $95 VIP. December 11 | 8 PM

Burlesque Magnifique: Burlesque Revue, Cabaret & Variety Show with Miami Sound Combo Live Band

Join us as some of the finest Burlesque artists and Las Vegas-style show girls come together for one night only in Boca Raton. Step into a world of spectacular glamour and tease as we venture through the eras of seduction with extraordinary entertainment for a truly spectacular Burlesque Revue, Cabaret and Variety show. This 90-minute production will feature both classic and neo burlesque, along with show girls, comedy acts, special performances and our live band, Miami Sound Combo. This is a dynamite show that is sure to dazzle with its stunning costumes, elaborate choreography, and sultry performers, embodying the authentic cabaret style of the ages. Tickets are $35 General Admission, $55 Premium and $75 VIP. December 12 | 7 PM

Rat Pack Trilogy

The All Star cast of the finest Rat Pack tribute artists in the country, the Rat Pack Trilogy is the newest and youngest cast of Frank, Dean, and Sammy! Rat Pack Premier performers Dezhon Fields as Sammy Davis Jr., Jeff Bradford as Dean Martin, and Jeff Grainger as Frank Sinatra – bring their experience and talents in creating an almost identical Rat Pack revival. Tickets are $50.

Celebrate the holidays with Jon Secada who returns to JAZZIZ Nightlife as part of his ongoing residency. With a career spanning over two decades, two Grammy Awards, 20 million albums sold, and starring roles on Broadway, the acclaimed, romantic sounds of Secada have resulted in numerous hits in English and Spanish establishing him as one of the first bilingual artists to have international crossover success. Adored by millions around the world, he is recognized as an international superstar by both fans and peers alike for his soulful and melodic voice. In honor of the 20th Anniversary of his first hit (“Just Another Day”). Jon’s sound features soaring melodies accompanied by lush, detailed harmonies and accessible rhythms. His lyrics explore love, loss, separation and redemption while always focusing on the positive. His songs generate a tangible sense of hope to millions of fans around the globe. The Cuban-born, yet distinctly American recording artist, producer and songwriter Jon Secada has not only written and produced hit songs for his own career, but also written and produced numerous songs and #1 hits for such artists as Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan. Tickets are $35 General Admission, $55 Premium and $85 VIP.

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BOCA RATON’S 38TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE Saturday, December 6 at 6:30 pm BOCA RATON, FLORIDA (November 17, 2014) – The City of Boca Raton’s 38th Annual Holiday Boat Parade will light up the waterways on Saturday, December 6 starting at 6:30 p.m. beginning at C-15 Canal with bleacher viewing at Silver Palm Park and Red Reef Park, traveling south to Hillsboro Boulevard. The following Intracoastal bridges will be closed to vehicle traffic for approximately 30 minutes each as follows: • Spanish River – 6:50 p.m. • Palmetto Park Road – 7:20 p.m. • Camino Real – 7:30 p.m. Boats from ten feet to 100 feet are welcome to participate with no entry fee and are eligible to win $10,000 in cash and prizes with many categories announced at an award banquet (free of charge). Boat owners will also receive a photo of their boat in the parade. Those interested in being a part of the parade should visit www.myboca.us or call 561-367-7073 for more information.

TASTING DELRAY “Taste Atlantic Avenue”

Saturdays, December 6th, 13th*, 20th, & 27th 11am - 2pm $65pp *Intracoastal to the Ocean itinerary Evening “Taste Atlantic Avenue” tour Tuesday, December 2nd 5 - 8pm $65

“Pineapple Grove”

Thursday, Dec. 18th 5pm - 8pm $65pp For tour details, please visit our facebook page. To register, please go to: www.SavorOurCity.com www.facebook.com/SavorOurCity


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WHEN YOU’RE IN LOVE, THE WHOLE WORLD IS JEWISH Florida Premiere at Cultural Arts Center at Mizner Park BOCA RATON, FL – When You’re In Love, The Whole World Is Jewish is a delightfully whimsical thought; it is also the name of a new comedy/musical revue directed by Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander, making its way to South Florida in December. Based on several ground-breaking comedy albums in the mid-1960’s, this material had never been seen live until the recent California run. Producers Gold and Riback decided to mount the show for one simple reason: “We were both weaned on classic comedy,” said Riback. “and the albums ‘You Don’t Have to Be Jewish,’ and ‘When You’re In Love, The Whole World Is Jewish,’ were gut-bustingly funny way back then, and because of the timeless nature of the comedy, part character study, part self-effacing lampooning, but always sweet-natured and good-hearted, they remain just as hilarious today.” “This play is truly a labor of love – the love of comedy and of cherished childhood memories,” said Danny Gold, who produced the play together with Billy Riback. “We premiered the play in California earlier this year with great success and outstanding reviews. We think it will bring much laughter to South Florida with its large Jewish population.” The show will run December 11 – January 11 at the Cultural Arts Center at Mizner Park with tickets ranging from $40 per person for group rates to $70 per person for premium seating. For tickets and more information visit www.worldisjewishtheplay.com. With the world growing increasingly crude, rude and mean-spirited, When You’re In Love brings the best of this timeless material to life. There is nothing in this show that would offend a nun, assuming one would come, and yet somehow it’s still funny. The producers felt “It would be refreshing to have a show that shies away from those well-known four-letter words and colorful phrases, yet still manages to elicit belly laughs. We only hope you enjoy watching our show as much as we

(L to R) Barry Gordon, Rena Strober and Michael Pasternak did putting it together.” Four original cast members will be returning for this production of When You’re In Love… They are Michael Pasternak, Ellen Ratner, Robert Shampain and Rena Strober; their innumerable credits include NYPD Blue, Vegas, Seinfeld, Frasier, The Nanny, Without A Trace, Law and Order, Les Miserables, and Fiddler On The Roof. The Backstory: In 1965, there was an innovative album that was capturing the public’s imagination called “You Don’t Have To Be Jewish” (Kapp Records), featuring the talented voices of Lou Jacobi, Betty Walker, Jack Gilford and Frank Gallop. The collection of classic Jewish humor was written and produced by Bob Booker and George Foster, and within weeks of its release it was a Top 10 hit. It also received a Grammy nomination as “Comedy Album of the Year.” The next year, a follow-up album was released titled “When You’re In Love, The Whole World Is Jewish,” (Kapp Records)

again featuring Lou Jacobi, Betty Walker, Frank Gallop, and introducing a young actress from New York, Valerie Harper. This album featured the Top 10 hit “The Ballad of Irving,” sung by Frank Gallop. For tickets and more information call 561910-7727 or 561-362-0003 for group sales, or visit www.worldisjewishtheplay.com.

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he month of December has something for everyone at Delray Beach’s Center for the Arts, starting with A Chorus Line, which will take the stage December 5-14. This month also marks a special celebration for the Delray Beach Center for the Arts, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2015. And what better way to ramp up to this milestone than presenting its first-ever, co-produced musical in the Crest Theatre? The Center will literally “kick off” the 25th anniversary with A Chorus Line, produced in partnership with MNM Productions. With 12 performances and 23 cast members, the show is sure to be a singular sensation.

A Chorus Line is directed and choreographed by Kimberly Dawn (KD) Smith, with musical direction by Evan Farrar. Not only did Ms. Smith appear in A Chorus Line on Broadway, she is one of only a handful of choreographers personally entrusted by Director/Choreographer Michael Bennett to carry on his original vision. Join the conversation and have a martini at the Cornell Museum of Art. Language Art is now open through March 8th. Art that explores emotional, social and other themes through the use of text in the image provides another dimension for interpretation and conversation. This exhibit features the unique works of national artists, Trey Speegle, Mary Coyle, Michael Dinges, Reed Dixon, William Halliday, Kathy Halper, Meryl Pataky, Johnny Romeo, Matthew Rose and Annie Vought. Join the center and its Museum for

Merry Martinis on December 4, from 8-11 p.m., after the Delray Beach Tree Lighting. Those 21 and over should bring cash for the bar, and admission is $5. Calling all aspiring writers: Publish or Perish, the School of Creative Arts/Writers’ Colony will host this annual publishing seminar on Saturday, December 6, from 1-4 p.m. Registration is required; fee is $75. The seminar features an expert panel and a special slide show presentation. Topics include highlights from the 2014 Book Expo of America (held in New York City), traditional vs. self-publishing, the changing publishing industry, and tips on getting published. Then, get ready to laugh with Kojo Prince and Vic DiBitetto. The “energetic and animated” Kojo Prince headlines Comedy Club at the Vintage gym on December 11, at 8 p.m. Fans have said “that you burn calories just by watching him perform!” Then, on December 17, Vic DiBitetto headlines Main Stage Comedy at the Crest Theatre at 8 p.m. This powerful performer churns energy, honesty and humanity into non-stop laughter. Comedy Club is sponsored in part by CaliBrand Consulting. Main Stage Comedy is presented in partnership with Catch A Rising Star. Presenting Sponsor is Lee Cohen, 1-800-CALL-LEE/Personal Injury Attorneys. Start your holidays with A Christmas Carol on at the Crest Theatre. Bring the family to this enchanting performance on Tuesday, December 16, at 8 p.m. This new adaptation of Dicken’s classic fills the stage with veteran Broadway actors, lush costumes, stunning sets, music, dance and a timeless message. Enjoy a concert... ride the Holiday Carousel.

The Free Friday Concerts continue every Friday, 7:30 p.m., through January 30. The concerts are offered rain or shine; admission is free. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs, but no pets or outside food and beverage. Food trucks and a cash bar will be available. Presented by Delray Motors / Lincoln of Delray / Delray Subaru / Delray Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Sponsored by PNC

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Kojo Prince Bank. The Holiday Carousel is now open through January 4. Hours are weekdays, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 1-9 p.m. Rides are $2. DECEMBER CALENDAR December 5 THE OTIS CADILLAC BAND December 12 JIMMY STOWE & THE STOWAWAYS December 19 SOLID BRASS (Classic Rock) December 26 ON THE ROXX (80’s Covers)

Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary Season Delray Beach Center for the Arts, located at Old School Square in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, offers a total arts experience™ through events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit DelrayArts.org.

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WHERE DOES LIVE MUSIC LIVE? By Priscilla Speicher Special to The Pineapple Some people want a quiet bar or restaurant. Then there are those of us who like to hear MUSIC when we are out drinking/dining. Whether you prefer a single, soft musician in the background or a full on band experience, you have a nice array of choices in Boca and Delray. I get asked by locals all the time where to go for live music, and visitors to our area of course wouldn’t know where to hear music, unless they do some research. Here’s a list to make it easier for everyone! For full details about these businesses just Google the business name and town.

BOCA RATON • • • • • • • • THE DUCK: Single musicians, duos and the occasional band – Thurs, Fri, Sat. evenings. Casual bar with good casual fare. THE WISHING WELL: Duos and bands on the weekends, various events – visit their FB page.

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ecember is filled with artistic delights as Arts Garage welcomes an array of acclaimed performers and entertains with the Radio Theatre rendition of the beloved holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. “We celebrate the holidays as we do each and every month of the year, with brilliant performances,” said Alyona Ushe, Executive Director. “We are thrilled to bring back legendary violinists Vitali Imereli and Frederico Britos along with jazz great Ray Blue. And we are honored to welcome an Arts Garage first, the dazzling mezzo-soprano Martha Bartz,” Bartz will be offering an array of holiday songs during her festive cabaret show, and in keeping with the spirit of the season, Radio Theatre at Arts Garage presents It’s a Wonderful Life. “We showcased this classic last year and received such an overwhelming response, that we knew we had to create our own holiday tradition and stage it again,” said Lou Tyrrell. “The Radio Theatre style perfectly suits this heartwarming story, and truly captures the joy of the season.” For tickets and more information please visit www.artsgarage.org or call 561-450-6357.

Ray Blue

12-6 | 8-11 PM | $25-$45

Vitali is among the best and most accomplished jazz violinists of the world. A child prodigy, violinist Vitali Imereli was inspired by the great Stephane Grappelli who became his friend and mentor. Vitali soon mastered playing Gypsy jazz adding to his repertoire of music styles including swing, fusion, funky and modern.

12-13 | 8 PM | Ray Blue | $25-$45

A fusion of straight ahead jazz and African groove. Ray is a New York bred saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator who performs and conducts workshops and master classes internationally.

THE DUBLINER: Cool place, good food and service, great live music on weekends and sometimes during the week. Full bands typically.

JAZZIZ: Gets great jazz acts and other musical styles, sometimes touring headliners. Check their entertainment schedule.

Arts Garage proudly presents the second season of its acclaimed Radio Theatre series. In this classic holiday tale, an angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

FUNKY BISCUIT: Always great entertainment here, in all styles. From blues to rock to jazz and acoustic, typically Weds through Sunday. BLUE MARTINI: Lively dance bands on weekend nights, mostly Top 40 current and past. ROCKING ANGELS: Casual bar with an indoor stage and outdoor patio, bands and musicians Weds. through Sat nights. Yummy burgers.

DELRAY BEACH • • • • • • • • BULL BAR: Small stage, small dance floor, always fun. Love their more quirky duos and trios that do the obscure songs and old alternative. Bands range in musical styles, Thurs through Sat. nights. JOHNNIE BROWN’S: Open air stage and enough room to dance, and always a good band on the weekends! Weeknight bands or individual performers including the occasional Rod Stewart or Elvis impersonator. BLUE ANCHOR: A Delray landmark, cozy and social, with live music on Fri. and Sat. nights. Can you say ‘Fish N Chips’?! BOSTON’S ON THE BEACH: Another landmark, this place has rocked for more than a decade. Single musicians on weeknights, reggae band on Monday nights, variety of bands on Fri and Sat nights, often-classic rock and blues. DADA: This is an eclectic place with great food and bands that start at 10:00 on Fri. and Sat. nights – indie music, less mainstream stuff sometimes, and the classic favorites at other times. Just call to check. VINTAGE TAP: Relatively new on the Delray scene this bar gets bands and well known musicians that are touring, regional. Yes there is a cover charge but it’s typically well worth it. Bands start at 10 PM and live music is Weds. through Sun with rare exceptions. SEAGATE HOTEL, THE BAR AT ATLANTIC GRILLE: Doo Wop band on Tuesdays; Pianist on Weds, Fri and Sat; Blues band on Thurs; and acoustic guitar on Sunday afternoons. TIM FINNEGAN’S: Fun and lively neighborhood pub in South Delray that has great food and live music most nights – single musicians and duos during the week, bands on the weekends. Variety of styles – Rock, Irish, Blues, Country… DECK 84: Weekend live music and known for their Sunday bands on the deck from 2 till 6 PM. Fish tacos to die for. Of course, these aren’t ALL the places that have live music, but they’re enough to keep you busy for a while.

12-20 | 8 PM | Martha Bartz $25-$45

Martha Bartz, mezzo soprano, and Dr. Mory Ortman, pianist, bring a delightful, holiday-themed cabaret program to Arts Garage! Martha’s versatility takes her across the United States from oratorios and cabarets in New York City, to the opera stage in the Carolinas. Dr. Ortman is in demand as a pianist, accompanist, vocal coach and music director in New York City.

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THE PAVILLION: For those ages late 40s and up, there is live entertainment (DJ or bands) Tues. through Sundays. Note that they are sometimes closed on Sat. or Sun. due to private events so it’s always wise to call or visit their website.

MOONSHINE MOLLY’S: Bands (classic rock, country, blues, southern rock) and/or a country DJ every Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat. night. Great barbecue!

12-17 to 19 | 7:30 PM | It’s a Wonderful Life | $15-25

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12-26 | 8 PM | Federico Britos $25-$45

Four-time Grammy Award winner jazz virtuoso violinist Federico Britos has toured extensively throughout the Americas and Europe and has written and recorded many works for orchestras, chamber ensembles, ballet and dance, as well as composing works for TV and theater. Michael Jackson and Duran Duran… because let’s face it, everyone needs to hear Prince on the vibraphone.” This show is sure to blow you away with its performances, and a memorable year at Arts Garage. The Arts Garage is located in downtwon Delray Beach at 180 NE 1st Street. For ticket purchases and more information about Arts Garage in Delray Beach, visit the website at artsgarage.org, or call 561-450-6357.


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PALM BEACH SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES Tri-County Animal Rescue and Fire Fighters Of Boca Local 1560 Unveil “Rescuers Who Rescue” 2014-2015 SEASON CONCERT SERIES Raton John Gonzalez, publisher Karen Marinov of BOCA RATON, FL – In tribute, Artistic & Music Director, Ramón Tebar, designs five sundry and spirited performances PALM BEACH, FL – Internationally recognized Ramón Tebar, serving as Artistic & Music Director for the Palm Beach Symphony, has created a series of five concerts for the 2014-2015 Season designed to offer a multifarious arrangement of classical music in the most spirited of performances. “Serenading Chopin” kicks off the season on December 3rd at Society of the Four Arts featuring Grieg’s Holberg Suite, Op. 40, Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, Op. 48 and world renowned American pianist, Agustín Anievas, playing Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1, Op.11. Anievas, whose performances have enriched music lovers all over the world, has appeared in recital and with orchestras in the major music centers of the United States, including NYC’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, as well as in Europe, North and South America, Australia, and many Middle East and Far East countries.

The first concert of the New Year, “Zukunftsmusik: Music of the Future,” includes works by Wagner and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in Palm Beach Atlantic’s DeSantis Family Chapel on January 5th. The German word “Zukunftsmusik,” translated in English to “music of the future,” is how Wagner’s music was defined. Bruckner, an heir of this “new” music, makes the pairing of both composers most appropriate.

Following on the 28th of January, the Symphony presents “Two Great Seconds” at Mar-a-Lago performing two of the greatest second symphonies of all times. Bold and warm, Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, Op. 73 and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2, Op. 43, both in the same key of D Major, will permeate the estate’s Grand Ballroom. Palm Beach Symphony soloists will be featured in concert at the gothic BethesdaBy-The-Sea Episcopal Church on February 23rd. The world-class musicians will play The Six Brandenburg Concerti, BWV 10461051 in a performance titled “Bach’s Baroque Masterworks.” The orchestra will return to Mar-a-Lago on March 18th for a grandiose conclusion to the Season with “Symphonic (R)evolution.” The performance will include Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Op. 96 and Symphony No. 12, Op. 112, describing the Russian Revolution. A special appearance by Palm Beach favorite and Russian born Lola Astanova will evolve the final concert on piano for Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 43. “From Bach to Rachmaninov and from Classics to Romantics, we have it all in Palm Beach Symphony’s new season,” notes Tebar, who will be conducting all performances. “From the smaller ensemble of the Baroque masterworks with the Brandenburg cycle, to the leading roles that Wagner and Bruckner took with Music of the Future, and the modernism of Shostakovic, this is a season full of excitement and variety that you cannot miss.” Single tickets, season subscriptions and memberships are now available and offered at a variety of levels. For more information on tickets and membership opportunities, please contact the Palm Beach Symphony at 561.655.2657 or info@palmbeachsymphony.org.

appreciation and honor for all “rescuers” who dedicate their time and energy to ensure the safety of those in need, Tri-County Animal Rescue and Fire Fighters of Boca Raton Local 1560 teamed up with award-winning photographer Ren Dittfield to publish “Rescuers Who Rescue”, a 62-page pictorial keepsake book that shares the inspiring story of community coming together in pursuit of rescue and welfare for all. Proceeds from the sale of the book priced at $25 and purchased at www. tricountyanimalrescue.com will be equally shared between TCAR’s Capital Campaign and the Boca Raton Fire and Paramedic Benevolent Fund Scholarship Program. Unveiled in time for 2014 holiday season and year ‘round gift giving, the heartwarming photo essay blended with poignant stories of rescues by fire fighters, TCAR board members, area families and community leaders will debut to the public at a launch party hosted by Saks Fifth Avenue on Wednesday, December 3rd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Men’s On First on the first floor. Tickets are $50 that includes cocktails, lite bites, entertainment, a Saks Fifth Avenue Men’s Collection Gift and the “Rescuers Who Rescue” book. The Rescuers Who Rescue: An Evolution of Mission The brainchild of Sharon DiPietro based on a seed planted by a friend, Marie Occhigrossi, for a 16-page calendar tribute to TCAR and Boca Raton Fire Fighters. They met with John Luca, City of Boca Raton firefighter and president of the International Fire Fighters Local 1560 and Frank Occhigrossi and the evolution began. They, along with Dittfield and their dedicated committee including Firefighter

EG Communications Group and Scott Grody set out to produce a compilation of imagery related to animals and their rescuers, with the initial mission to capture the seriousness and bravery related to the efforts of those dedicated to rescuing. Dittfield wanted the photography to depict the true danger that these animals and local fire fighters face on a daily basis. However, as the project developed and after hearing and seeing so many heartfelt stories, the intense emotion associated with the subject shifted their perspective to focus on an ever-present passionate community of rescuers that included a diverse group of individuals, families, volunteers, and community leaders. As “Rescuers Who Rescue” photo sessions wrapped up, Dittfield and his team including pet lovin’ assistant Renette Verhaeghe realized that what began as a project to create beautiful images, grew into a passion for spreading awareness of animal cruelty and pet rescue and gratitude towards rescuers everywhere. TCAR actively participates in Palm Beach County-focused efforts for the Countdown To Zero Initiative, collaborative effort to end euthanasia for adoptable dogs and cats in Palm Beach County within 10 years, as well as efforts by municipalities to ban puppy mills, or retailers who sell puppy mill dogs and cats. Located at 21287 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, TCAR is open for adoptions five-days-a-week Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For frequent updates or more information on TCAR, call (561) 482-8110, visit tricountyanimalrescue.com; connect via facebook.com/TriCountyHumane, twitter.com/TriCountyAR, and Instagram/ TRICOUNTYANIMALRESCUEFL.

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New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival Returns to Downtown Delray Beach December 27 & 28 Downtown Delray Beach welcomes back it’s signature New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival December 27 - 28, 2014. Craft enthusiasts will have the opportunity to explore the work of 150 of the finest crafters in the country and discover unique and affordable gift items priced to suit all budgets. The crafters will line their booths along N.E. & S.E. 4th Avenues, just north and south of Atlantic Boulevard in Downtown Delray Beach. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. Admission is free and open to the public. INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE: • Juried outdoor craft showcase • Original crafts - Handmade in America • Unique and affordable gift items • 150 crafters from 30 different states • Prices set to suit all budgets ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000 • Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants • All crafters on site for duration of festival • Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax & glass, hair accessories, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft, stained glass For additional information on the 8th Annual Downtown Delray Beach New Year’s Weekend Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www.artfestival. com or call 561-746-6615.

Affordable Crafts Functional Art Unique Gift Items Live Music AREA MOVIE THEATRES


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Boca Raton 44th Holiday Street Parade


The City of Boca Raton’s 44th Annual Holiday Street Parade, themed “A Holiday Wish,” will light up Downtown Boca on Wednesday, December 3 from 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. The parade will move from SE 8th Street toward Mizner Park with grandstand viewing at Sanborn Square. Federal Highway from Glades Road to Camino Real will close in both directions from 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. that evening. Attendees of events in Downtown Boca are encouraged to walk, bike, car pool and use free parking at City Hall, the Boca Raton Library and new Downtown Boca Library. For more information visit www. myboca.us or call 561-367-7073.

Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music offers four musical performances in December 2014 Thursday, December 4 • 7:30 pm Dean’s Showcase No. 2 Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall Tickets: $10

Saturday, December 6 • Noon Preparatory School of Music Recital Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall Tickets: FREE Sunday, December 7 • 3:00pm 12th Annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert Presented by the Lynn University Friends of the Conservatory of Music Boca Raton Resort and Club Great Hall (501 E. Camino Real) Tickets: $35 general admission includes the cost of the valet Thursday, December 11 • 7:30pm Elmar and Friends Lynn distinguished violin faculty Elmar Oliveira, along with Carol Cole, Ralph Fielding, Guillermo Figueroa and David Cole Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall Tickets: $20 How to purchase tickets: Tickets may be purchased in person at the Lynn University box office, located in the Wold Performing Arts Center at 3601 N. Military Trail, online at events.lynn.edu or by phone at 561-237-9000.

Hoffman’s Chocolates announces schedule of performances at its 24th Annual Winter Wonderland

Frank Theatres 9025 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Square Cinemas 4809 W. Atlantic Avenue Movies of Delray 7421 W. Atlantic Avenue Cinemark Boynton Beach 1151 N. Congress Avenue Boynton Cinema 9764 S. Military Trail Cinemark Palace 20 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton Regal Shadowood 16 9889 West Glades Road, Boca Raton Living Room Theaters, FAU 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton

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Hoffman’s Chocolates is pleased to announce that its 24th Annual Winter Wonderland will feature special holiday performances by local talent in its newly renovated Gardens at Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory, Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour and Gardens in Greenacres, Florida (5190 Lake Worth Road). Santa and Mrs. Claus made a special appearance at Winter Wonderland on November 26th and on November 28th Santa arrived at Hoffman’s Chocolates on a fire truck. Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet visitors and pose for photos at Winter Wonderland every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 6:00pm – 10:00pm through December 21st. They will also be appearing on the nights of Monday, December 22nd and Tuesday, December 23rd. As part of this year’s festivities, guests are invited to bring a blanket and enjoy wonderful holiday performances by local choirs, school groups, soloists, holiday bell ringers, magicians and other talented performers, on the green lawn its new performance area. Winter Wonderland will be entertaining guests through December 30th. Admission is free. The holiday schedule is as follows:

Thursday, December 11th, 7pm-8pm Dr. Logger Show (Fletch) from Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach Friday, December 12th, 7pm-7:30pm Park Vista Encore Group from Park Vista High School of Lake Worth Tuesday, December 16th, 7pm-8pm Clarion Handbell Choir from First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach

Tuesday, December 23rd, 7:30pm -8:30pm: Praise & Worship Choir from Epiphany Lutheran Church and School of Lake Worth

Over The River And Through The Woods at The Delray Beach Playhouse

The Delray Beach Playhouse welcomes the Holiday Season with Joe DiPietro’s OffBroadway sensation, Over The River And Through The Woods. This popular family comedy tells the story of Nick, a young bachelor whose Sunday visits with his four doting Italian-American grandparents constitute the highpoint of their week. When Nick is offered a dream promotion in Seattle, his grandparents can’t bear the thought of their only grandson moving 3,000 miles away. So they try to think of something that will make him want to stay in New Jersey. Overnight, four Italian-American grandparents turn into a determined band of matchmakers! They realize that their best hope of keeping Nick on the East Coast lies in finding him a girl! Frank Stanzione stars as Nick, a young man eager to follow his own destiny, but reluctant to hurt his grandparents. His grandparents are played by Vicki Klein, Clelia Patrizio, Richard Rosen and Stephen Ward. Sabina Ortiz plays the young lady who may (or may not) prove to be Nick’s ideal mate. Over The River opens on November 29 and plays through December 14. Individual tickets are $30. (Student Tickets are $15.) For reservations, call The Delray Beach Playhouse Box Office at (561) 272-1281 Ext. 4.

12th Annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert at Lynn University’s Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

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GUMBO LIMBO NATURE CENTER December Event Listings Outdoor Sea Tank Feedings Monday-Saturday | Various Dates & Times What is the connection between mangrove and coral reef communities? How do fish use these habitats? Learn about the fascinating behavior of sharks, stingrays, and other marine life during these daily feeding presentations. All ages; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No reservations required. Meet at the outdoor tanks. Indoor Aquarium Feedings Daily | 2:30 pm What do eels eat? Or, better yet, how do eels eat? Which fish rule the school? Why are female seahorses the envy of all the girls? Learn about these and other sea creatures during a free daily feeding presentation. All ages. No reservations required. Meet in the Nature Center. Hammock Trails November | 10-11:30 am Enjoy a free guided walk on the nature center’s quarter-mile long boardwalk. Explore this rare remnant of coastal hardwood hammock, and get a glimpse of the past. All ages; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No reservations required. Seining The Lagoon November | 2-3:30 pm Wading in the Intracoastal Waterway just behind Gumbo Limbo, we catch fish, shrimp, crabs, and more. With hand-held dip nets and large seine nets, get up close and personal with our local marine life. Closed toed shoes required (old sneakers or water shoes; no sandals). Bring a change of clothes and towel. Prepayment is recommended. Ages 10-adult; children under 18 must sign-up and participate with an adult.

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music and philharmonia guest conductor, today announced that the 12th Annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert is being shifted from the Boca Raton Resort and Club, where it has previously been held, to the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center on the campus of Lynn University in Boca Raton. Scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, the annual Gingerbread Holiday Concert is hosted by Lynn University’s Friends of the Conservatory of Music. Among the events highlights will be a reception for all sponsors and ticketholders, an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus, characters in costumes from the Walt Disney film Frozen (courtesy of Marilyn Wick) and photographs will be taken of all children. Tickets to attend are only $35 per person and are available through the Lynn box office at 561-237-9000. Sponsorship opportunities are also available ($1,500 and $2,500) with preferred seating. For more information about sponsorships, please call 561-237-7745.

Thursday, December 4th, 7pm-8pm: Saint Judes Catholic Church Choir of Boca Raton

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December Special Events and Promotions for Palm Beach Zoo

The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is announcing the following special events and promotions for the month of December 2014, through January 1, 2015: Story Time at the Zoo: “A Sick Day for Amos McGee” by Philip C. Stead, December 6, 10:30 a.m. – The book read during Story Time at the Zoo at 10:30 a.m. on December 6, 2014, will be “A Sick Day for Amos McGee” by Philip C. Stead. The event will take place at the Zoo’s Conservation Station by the Safari Train and the Wildlife Carousel. Story Time at the Zoo is an event geared towards encouraging children to connect with wildlife through reading. Story Time is included in the cost of Zoo admission. Breakfast with Santa: December 13, 8:30 a.m. through December 21, 10 a.m. -Ring in the holidays at the Zoo with amazing animals and breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus! “Breakfast with Santa” will feature a scrumptious hot buffet breakfast that includes waffles, eggs, bacon, sausage, omelets, pastries, coffee and juice with mimosas available for purchase. The event also features private, up-close animal encounters, a meet and greet plus photo opportunities with Santa and all day admission to the Zoo. The event kicks off on Saturday, December 13th, and goes through Sunday, December 21st. Reservations are required and most seats sell out, so guests can register online early at www. palmbeachzoo.org/santa. Event Dates & Times Saturday, December 13th at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, December 14th at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, December 20th at 8:30 a.m. or 10 a.m. Sunday, December 21st at 8:30 a.m. or 10 a.m. Pricing Zoo Members: Adults (13+) $22.95 Children (3-12) $14.94 Toddlers (0-2) $4.95

Non-members: Adults (13+) $32.95 Children (3-12) $24.95 Toddlers (0-2) $4.95

Story Time at the Zoo: “Stellaluna” by Janell Cannon, December 13, 10:30 a.m. -The book read during Story Time at the Zoo at 10:30 a.m. on December 13, 2014, will be “Stellaluna” by Janell Cannon. The event will take place at the Zoo’s Conservation Station by the Safari Train and the Wildlife Carousel. Story Time at the Zoo is an event geared towards encouraging children to connect with wildlife through reading. Story Time is included in the cost of Zoo admission. Story Time at the Zoo: “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf, December 20, 10:30 a.m. -- The book read during Story Time at the Zoo at 10:30 a.m. on December 20, 2014, will be “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf. The event will take place at the Zoo’s Conservation Station by the Safari Train and the Wildlife Carousel. Story Time at the Zoo is an event geared towards encouraging children to connect with wildlife through reading. Story Time is included in the cost of Zoo admission. Save the Panther 5K: Registration price increase, December 22 -- The second annual “Save the Panther 5K” race, presented by Sagicor Life Insurance Company, is taking place on Saturday, January 3, 2015 on Zoo grounds at 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL. Participants are encouraged to register early to take advantage of the limited-time $30.00 race registration fee. On December 22, 2014, the fee will increase to $35.00 per racer. The race is certified “green” by Athletes For A Fit Planet. The first 500 runners will receive a panther shirt, and limited on-site race day registration is available the morning of the race. To pre-register online, visit http:// tinyurl.com/Panther5k. 2014 Boca Raton Bowl: Pre-game FanFest, December 23, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – The Zoo Crew mascots will visit the inaugural 2014 Boca Raton Bowl pre-game FanFest from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Florida Atlantic University Stadium. Come out and meet the Zoo Crew, while receiving discount coupons from the Zoo! Story Time at the Zoo: “Where the Wild

Things Are” by Maurice Sendak, December 27, 10:30 a.m. -- The book read during Story Time at the Zoo at 10:30 a.m. on December 27, 2014, will be “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak. The event will take place at the Zoo’s Conservation Station by the Safari Train and the Wildlife Carousel. Story Time at the Zoo is an event geared towards encouraging children to connect with wildlife through reading. Story Time is included in the cost of Zoo admission. Zoo Year’s Eve: December 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Who says only the 21-and-over crowd can ring in the New Year? The Zoo invites families and children of all ages to start 2015 a bit early with the Zoo’s animal friends on December 31, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during “Zoo Year’s Eve!” The midday celebration will include a kid-friendly dance party in the Interactive Play Fountain area, complete with an organic, “locavore”-focused apple juice toast at 12 p.m. during a countdown “ball drop” assisted by mascot members of the Zoo Crew. At a Kid’s Eco-Friendly Craft Station, children can make their own party hats and noisemakers for the ball drop, while being taught to reuse materials around their homes to encourage

recycling. The event is included in the cost of Zoo admission. New Year’s Day/Animal Birthday Celebrations: January 1, 2015, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. –The public is invited to celebrate New Year’s Day at the Zoo, and to wish “happy birthday” to some Zoo animals on January 1, 2015. Hugo, the Zoo’s youngest Mexican spider monkey, is celebrating his 2nd birthday. Lewis and Clark, two North American black bear brothers, are turning 14 years old, and Micco, a Florida panther ambassador, is turning three

years old. Each of the animals will receive a special birthday enrichment during their corresponding Keeper Talks: Black Bear Training, 12:30 p.m.; Mexican Spider Monkey Feeding, 1:30 p.m.; Panther Talk, 2:30 p.m. At a Kid’s Eco-Friendly Craft Station in the Interactive Play Fountain area, children can make their own party hats, while being taught to reuse materials around their homes to encourage recycling. The event is included in the cost of Zoo admission.

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SPADY MUSEUM PRESENTS THIRD SOULFUL TASTINGS New sushi buffet Event on December 12 features cultural foods & South African wines restaurant in Boca SanTo’s Modern American Buffet and Sushi opens its doors



ELRAY BEACH, FL – For the third time, the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum will welcome culinary enthusiasts and culture vultures to an event that combines the best of both worlds. At its signature Soulful Tastings, sponsored by the Delray Beach CRA, IberiaBank and Jay Rowley of MorganStanley, guests can enjoy an original menu of cultural appetizers, courtesy of the chefs of Crème de Crème in West Palm Beach. The food will be paired with wines from South African vineyards for a soulful experience. Adding to the ambience, this year’s event will be held at the Arts Garage. Benefiting museum programs, Soulful Tastings will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. on December 12, 2014, at the Arts Garage, 180 NE First Street, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Tickets are $50 per person in advance; $60 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, email spadymuseum@spadymuseum.org or visit

Taniia Beverly of Creme de la Creme http://www.spadymuseum.com/Soulful. “We’ve had great feedback from our previous Soulful Tastings, so this year, we wanted to have it at a location where we could also offer music,” said Museum Director Charlene Jones. “Soulful Tastings is our attempt to share the cultural aspects of dining because so much of our cultural identity is tied to food – how we prepare it, what occasions we are celebrating, the ingredients we use. We also wanted to introduce some new chefs to the event, so we partnered with a great new restaurant in West Palm Beach.” Gaining a reputation for its homemade pastries, vegan dishes and entrees that cater to gluten-sensitive diners and diabetics, Crème de la Crème is managed by Taniia Beverly, one of its local chefs. For Soulful Tastings, Beverly plans to deliver a variety of “farm to table” samplings that appeal to those who appreciate fresh cooking with ingredients that

were grown close by. Crème de la Crème is part of the restaurant diversity in Northwood Village, which is becoming a destination for foodies. Learn more about Crème de la Crème: https://www.facebook.com/cremedel acremenorthwood?fref=photo. The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is the only museum of its kind in Palm Beach County. Located at 170 NW Fifth Avenue in Delray Beach, it is dedicated to showcasing the African-, Haitian- and CaribbeanAmerican cultural contributions to the artistic landscape of Florida and the U.S. The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency is a proud sponsor of specific museum activities, including some exhibits and lectures. Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday; Saturday by appointment. Closed Sundays. Admission: $10; Members are free. For more information, call 561-279-8883 or visit www.spadymuseum.org.

oca Raton’s newest dining hot spot is ready to open its doors in midDecember with a unique blend of sushi and traditional American favorites. SanTo’s Modern American Buffet & Sushi offers an extravagant selection of food along with a relaxed and family-style dining atmosphere. Enjoy the finest in Japanese sushi in Boca Raton along with a grill and carving station, raw bar, sake bar and salad bar. The restaurant provides food for visitors of all tastes. Seafood lovers will be in heaven with their mouth-watering selections of sushi including: Salmon sushi, California rolls, Philly rolls and Shrimp sushi and much more. But you don’t have to be a seafood lover to enjoy the wide variety of food available at SanTo’s. Their modern buffet in Boca Raton also has a great selection of salads and soups guaranteed to keep even the heartiest veggie lover satisfied. But what separates SanTo’s from other sushi buffets in Boca Raton is that it offers great food for just about any meal of the day or evening. Start your day with a delicious organic egg brunch. Select from your favorite breakfast dishes including organic egg omelettes, pancakes, French toast, crepe Suzete, Belgian waffles and much more. If you’re hungry and looking for something substantial for lunch or dinner, check out the restaurant’s patented grill and carving station. It’s the perfect place for meat lovers. Choose from sizzling favorites including the New York steak, churasco, prime rib, short ribs, grilled chicken, grilled pork loin or even grille vegetables. If you have a sweet tooth, SanTo’s Modern American Buffet & Sushi’s dessert menu is complete with a wide array of cakes, pudding, tiramisu, ice cream and chocolate mousse. Finally, wash your meal down with a tasty beverage, and don’t forget to try SanTos’ crowd pleasing bottomless mimosa. The buffet is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 am to 3 pm and Friday from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. Enjoy weekend brunch/buffets from 11:30 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Evening buffets will be served Monday through Thursday from 5 pm to 10 pm as well as 5 pm to 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The Sunday evening buffet is open from 5 pm to 10 pm. Visit www.santosbuffet.com to learn more!

Grand opening of La Ferme

NEW HAPPY HOUR Max’s Harvest Launches Daily Happy Hour Menu


he Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening ribbon cutting Nov. 17 at La Ferme restaurant at 9101 Lakeridge Blvd., West Boca Raton. Participants included, center, from left, City Councilman Robert Weinroth, a Chamber ambassador; Gayle Elliott, from the Chamber; Bobby Shapiro, restaurant owner; Laura Shapiro, co-owner; District 4 County Commissioner Steven Abrams, also a Chamber ambassador, and Peter Krimstock.

A cocktail hour followed. Well-known Manhattan restaurateurs, Bobby, Laura and daughter Alexandra Shapiro own two Flex Mussels locations there. The West Boca dining spot is a 120-seat, 3,000-square-foot restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating and a large bar area.

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Max’s Harvest has launched an expanded happy hour that will be available at the bar seven days a week from 5-7pm. The menu will feature $5 snacks, some of which are happy hour exclusives, including: Crispy Boudin with Chimichurri; Shrimp Biscuit with NOLA BBQ; Meatball Sliders with Basil Ricotta; and Daily Naan Bread. Other appetizers that will be available for $5 during happy hour include Boneless Chicken Wings with Hillbilly Slaw and Crystal Mayo; Heritage Pork Belly with Apple Butter Miso; Deviled Eggs with Truffle Salt;

Goat Cheese Croquettes with Chili Guava; Mac & Cheese with Pancetta and Smoked Gouda; Hand-Cut Truffle Frites with Truffle Aioli; and Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Parmesan. All alcoholic beverages, including signature cocktails, will be half-priced, excluding bottles of wine. Max’s Harvest is located in Pineapple Grove in Delray Beach, Florida at 169 Northeast 2nd Avenue Delray Beach, FL, 33444. For more information, call 561-381-9970 or visit www.maxsharvest. com. Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram. #MaxsHarvest

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SWEET DEWEY’S BBQ New restaurant now open in West Boca BOCA RATON, FL – Sweet Dewey’s BBQ located on West Glades Road in Boca Raton, will open in early December. The authentic Mississippi barbeque eatery is owned by Chef Dwayne Hooper, who has spent years as a chef with St. Andrew’s Country Club and the Polo Club, both in Boca Raton. A Chicago native, Hooper will recreate family recipes from his Mississippi-raised mother and grandparents, as well as offer lighter fare options. The restaurant will feature dine in, carry out and catering, as well as a children’s menu. The menu will include such favorites as barbeque veal brisket, beef brisket, beef ribs, baby back ribs, Southern St. Louis ribs, Southern-fried catfish, and rotisserie chicken for entrees and platters. Healthier options include cedar plank salmon, veggie burgers, cilantro lime Quinoa salad, veggie couscous salad, and organic grilled veggie sandwich. The menu will also include a variety of salads and sandwiches, turkey chili, soups and desserts. Side dishes include mac and cheese casserole, collard greens, red beans and rice, corn on the cob, cornbread and other Southern favorites. Chef Hooper, who founded and then sold Hooper’s BBQ sauce, which was available in 460 retail outlets throughout Florida, will launch Sweet Dewey’s BBQ sauce, available in six flavors and to be sold at the restaurant as well as retail outlets in the state. Chef Hooper is a graduate of the Washburne Culinary Institute in Chicago and has lived in South Florida for 27 years, starting as a chef in Boca Raton’s Casa Vecchia, La Vielle Maison and Down Under. From there he spent nine years at The Polo Club and another 15 years

Chef Dwayne Hooper at Saint Andrews Country Club, where he was famous for his weekly “Chicken and Ribs night.” He has also served as a private chef over the last two decades for Boca Raton resident Shirley Weisman, “Dewey has prepared and served our holiday dinners and other family events for years and we consider him to be family. One of our many favorite dishes is his Rack of Veal.” The restaurant will be located at 9181 West Glades Road, Boca Raton. The full-service restaurant will include 35 seats with both indoor and outdoor seating as well as carry out and delivery service. For more information, please visit www.sweetdeweysbbq.com.

Cultural Council names 2014 South Florida Cultural Consortium Palm Beach County Fellowship winners

LAKE WORTH, FL – The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is proud to announce the two Palm Beach County recipients of the 2014 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists. Vanessa Diaz and Mumbi O’Brien will each receive a $7,500 fellowship award to use as they wish to support their work. Diaz is an interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture and site-specific installations. O’Brien works primarily in the performance arts, utilizing the third and fourth dimensions to create live paintings. The South Florida Cultural Consortium is a partnership among the local arts agencies of Broward, Martin, MiamiDade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties. The program is intended to nurture the development of professional artists. “The Cultural Council is always looking for ways to nurture new artists in Palm Beach County,” said Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. “Through the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship program we have found a way to elevate the best of the best and shine a light on their groundbreaking work.” Connect with the Council at www. palmbeachculture.com, or (561) 471-2901. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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2014/15 Season Lineup The Manhattan Transfer “Holiday Spectacular Concert” Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Frank Sinatra, Jr. “Sinatra Sings Sinatra” Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Boca Raton Community Church Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts A Tribute to the Music of Marvin Hamlisch One Singular Sensation: Featuring Donna McKechnie, Jodie Benson, and Doug LaBrecque This performance will feature Broadway stars who have worked with Marvin Hamlisch over the years and will bring that special touch to this tribute to his music. Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Boca Raton Community Church Sunday, March 8, 2015 Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Grammy and Emmy award winning Conductor Lee Musiker Buy your tickets now! (561) 832-7677 for performances at Boca Raton Community Church (561) 832-7469 for performances at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts If you have not already purchased your tickets, call today to reserve your seat! For our South Palm Beach County patrons, we are pleased to announce that our concerts will be presented at The Boca Raton Community Church, conveniently located in Boca Raton. Please continue your support by sending a donation today to: The Palm Beach Pops 860 US Hwy 1, St. 108 North Palm Beach, FL 33408 Or call (561) 832-7677 561.832.7677 www.palmbeachpops.org Event dates, times, performances and artists subject to change without notice. No refunds or exchanges.

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December at Morikami offers a variety of cultural workshops and classes


ecember is the ultimate time of year to visit the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens! Guests can experience captivating Japanese culture firsthand with the Morikami’s unique exhibit and intriguing workshops that feature art forms of the kimono, sumi-e ink painting, Ikebana flower arrangement and Japanese gift presentation. See below for a complete list of the month’s events. Through January 18, 2015 Japanese Design for the Senses: Beauty, Form, and Function Japanese Design for the Senses comprises three distinct exhibitions highlighting the beauty, form, and function that is inherent to Japanese craft and design. Each component features objects designed and crafted to be both beautiful and functional. Touch of Gold: Lacquerware Boxes and the Paintings of Elaine Ehrenkranz For over forty years, the abstract expressionist painter Elaine Ehrenkranz formed a comprehensive collection of magnificent Japanese lacquerware boxes ranging in date from the 15th- to the mid-19th centuries. Ma: Defining Space: Studio Furniture of Yoko Zeltserman-Miyaji A built-in storage system comprised of staggered shelves, chigai-dana first appeared inside shoin-style homes in the Kamakura era (1192 – 1333), replacing the freestanding, portable bookcases that were used to store and display scrolls, books, tea utensils and other decorative objects. Katachi: The Essence of Aesthetic Form and Function in Japanese Furniture Katachi embodies the hallmark of Japanese aesthetics: a harmonious balance of beautiful form, fine workmanship, and practical functionality. 3-week session: Tues., Dec. 2, 9, 16 Time: 1pm – 3pm Class fee: $52.50 (members $45) Flower fee: $45 payable to instructor Sumi-e Ink Painting: Floral 3-week session: Thurs., Dec. 4, 11, 18 Time: 10:30am- 12:30pm Class fee: $45 (members $41) Sumi-e Ink Painting: Landscape 3-week session: Thurs., Dec. 4, 11, 18 Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm Class fee: $45 (members $41) Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School 3-week session: Fri., Dec. 5, 12, 19 Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm Class fee: $52.50 (members $45) Flower fee: $30 The Art of Japanese Gift Presentation Workshop Date: Saturday, December 6 Cost: $35; advance registration required Time: 10:30am – 12pm or 1:30 – 3pm Sado Tea Ceremony Class 2-week session: Sunday, December 7 & 21 Time: Individual appointments begin at 10:15am Cost: $55 (members $50) To register, please call 561-495-0233 x210. Kimono Culture Demonstration (Casual) Date: Saturday, December 13 Time: 11am, 1:30pm or 3pm Cost: $5 with paid museum admission New Year’s Calendar Making Days: Tues., Dec. 23, 2014 – Jan. 6. 2015 Time: All day activity Cost: Free with paid museum admission The Morikami is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road in Delray Beach, Florida. For more information about the Morikami, its exhibitions, programs and events, visit www. morikami.org or call 561-495-0233.

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