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Kids from Florence Fuller making funny faces on their last day of camp, along with the Tennis Center staff

Boca Festival Days 600 Baby Turtles Tennis Camp a Hit Offers Something Released To Ocean with Local Youth For Everyone BOCA RATON, FL – From exciting performances of outstanding music, ballet, and comedy and fun talent contests to historical tours of Addison Mizner’s original Cloister Inn at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, the Boca Chamber of Commerce’s annual Boca Festival Days offer something for everyone. From Aug. 1-31, Boca Festival Days gives local residents and visitors the opportunity to experience the best of Boca Raton’s business community, as they partner with local non-profit organizations to help raise funds for some very worthwhile local causes and charities. You’ll find a month full of great events listed below. Register early for the events you would like to attend by visiting the Chamber website at or by calling 561-395-4433.

AUGUST 1-2 Summer Spectacular – Works of American Masters* Where: FAU University Theater, 777 Glades Rd. Time: 7:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. Description: Boca Ballet Theatre presents Summer Spectacular – Works of American Masters Partners: FAU’s Schmidt College of Continued on page 5 Medicine and Kaye Communications

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BOCA RATON, Fla. — It was a turtle emancipation. Over 600 baby sea turtles got a second chance at life Monday when they were released into the ocean off of Boca Raton in a joint effort between the Coast Guard and the Gumbo-Limbo Nature Center. With the odds against them — only about 1 in 1,000 sea turtles survive to adulthood — the hatchlings had missed their instinctual dash to the ocean and had been collected after routine beach nest inspections. Stored in several plastic bins and cramped on top of each other as when they first hatch, the tiny turtles about 3 inches long were brought on board by members of the Coast Guard. Most of the hatchlings were baby loggerhead sea turtles, but four young sea turtles that had been rehabilitated at the nature center also made their way back into the ocean. David Anderson, a turtle specialist with the center, said hatchlings often miss their “swim frenzy” after becoming Continued on page 3 disoriented by artificial light or

BOCA RATON, FL – The third annual Boca West Foundation Tennis Camp, held at Boca West Country Club’s Tennis Center, gave 180 disadvantaged local kids a chance to serve, swing and volley with an internationally ranked WTA tennis player and touring pro. On Friday, July 17, children from the Florence Fuller Child Development Center and Caridad Center received medals from Tennis Pro Christina McHale at Boca West Country Club’s $1.8-million Tennis Center. The medals recognized the children’s accomplishments at the weeklong camp that was fully underwritten by the Boca West Foundation. In addition to the week of tennis, each child received tennis shoes, shirts, socks, a tennis racquet and a cap, as well as lunch at the club each day. Other non-profits that have had children participate in this summer’s one-week tennis camps include the Boys and Girls Club and Wayne Barton Study Center. Volunteers from Boca West Country Club helped run the camps. Boca West, the number-one residential country club in the United States, is also Continued on page 3

FAU Grid Coach’s Keys to Success: Values, Respect, Trust

By Dale King The Pineapple Contributing Writer

Most college football coaches have a philosophy about the players they dispatch to the gridiron. Some emphasize brawn; others cite the importance of good grades. Florida Atlantic University Head Football Coach Charlie Partridge stresses both. And as he approaches his second season as grid mentor for the FAU Fighting Owls, he boasts he can find both right here in South Florida. “I can recruit good football players with good minds, and can do it locally,” the coach told an audience at the July membership breakfast of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. “We want to build on what Coach Schnellenberger started.” Partridge, only the fourth person to coach FAU football since the team first hit the field in 2001, praised Coach Howard Schnellenberger, founder of the FAU football program and the team’s coach from 2001 to 2011. “Hopefully, the Hall of Fame will do the right thing” and ensconce the coach in its hallowed halls. Coach Partridge said he teaches his players that they should appreciate core values and the importance of trust “among players, coaches, families, the administrators, and so

Attending the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce July membership breakfast are, from left, Paul Metcalf, Randy Nobles and FAU Varsity Football Coach Charlie Partridge. - Photo by Dale King

on and so on.” To win another’s trust, “you have to be the same guy all the time.” “You also have to make good decisions and treat people with respect,” the coach added. With all that settled, Partridge noted, “We can then concentrate on coaching.” Continued on page 3

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A native of Plantation, Florida, Charlie Partridge was named FAU’s varsity football coach Dec. 17, 2013. He returned home to lead a program that completed its first season as a member of Conference USA and became eligible for a bowl game in 2013. Partridge’s first season was a bit grim, with the Owls racking up a 3-9 record overall and 2-6 in the Conference. One bright spot. FAU opens its 2015 season with an away game Sept. 4 against Tulsa, a team it clobbered, 50-21, last year. The home opener at Boca’s on-campus stadium takes place Sept. 11 when Miami comes to Boca for an 8 p.m. contest. “This will be the biggest, best and hottest ticket in town,” said Chamber breakfast Master of Ceremonies Dick Pollack. Coach Partridge, who came to FAU after a one-year stint at the University of Arkansas, said it was “good to be home” in South Florida,

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though he travels year-round recruiting players. “I think when I was growing up, I didn’t realize the community that Boca Raton is,” he told Chamber members and guests. Before coaching at Arkansas, Partridge spent five seasons at Wisconsin where he helped the Badgers win three-straight Big Ten championships and become the first Big Ten team to play in three-straight Rose Bowls since Michigan following the 1976-78 seasons. As a student at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Partridge was an NSCA AllAmerican playing on the defensive line. He was a three-year starter and team captain for the Bulldogs before starting his coaching career at his alma mater as a graduate assistant in 1996-97. He looks upon his FAU career with excitement. “We are building leaders. It is happening right now. What a great ride this can be.”

Partnership to Provide Support for First Star Academy Grads BOCA RATON, FL – The Emily Rachel Levine Family Foundation (“Emy’s Promise”) and First Star Inc., each a 501(c) (3) non-profit, announced a new longterm partnership to focus on supporting female graduates of First Star Academies nationally, and to work together to open new academies in South Florida. Emy’s Promise works to bridge the gap from obstacle to opportunity for young women in foster care and those just aging out of the system. “The lack of a stable home environment has a devastating effect on children who face enormous hardships when taken away from their families through no fault of their own,” said Fran Levine, co- founder and executive director of the foundation. “We recently met Peter Samuelson of First Star and the idea of an association for common purpose was clear to us from the outset. I am delighted that this has coalesced so quickly.” Like First Star, Emy’s Promise also focuses on the particular needs of students as they leave for universities and colleges. They found it was a natural step for them to provide support to these wonderful young women, the First Star alumnae. Emy’s Promise is starting their commitment with 10 scholarships of $1,000 each that will be awarded to 10 graduating senior young women of different First Star Academies, to be used as discretionary funds throughout

their freshman year, as any of their peers might have. They also will use their local presence to promote the opening of First Star Academies in South Florida, thereby broadening the reach of this burgeoning national program. “We are hopeful that partnering with a larger national organization that works in the same realm will provide us the ability to reach a broader potential donor base and will also aid us in implementing best practices as we look to grow beyond our initial local orientation,” concluded Levine. Founded in 2013, the Emily Rachel Levine Foundation has begun to make a difference in the community and in the lives of promising young women in need. Emily Rachel Levine was tragically killed in an automobile accident on June 7, 2007. She was 18 years old. Emily was an extraordinary young woman whose future held immense promise. Her death left her family and friends bereft and filled with unspeakable grief. For a few years, they could find no way to assuage their sorrow or create a meaningful legacy that would honor Emily’s life. Eventually they sought to keep her memory alive by finding other young women of a similar age whose life circumstances were such that their future promise could be cut off due to financial and other constraints. For more information, visit: and www.

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being unable to crawl out of the nest. “Hatchlings find their way to the beach crawling to the brightest horizon, but now the land is the brightest horizon,” he said. Many Florida counties and cities have ordinances against light reaching beaches, Boca Raton among them. After hatching, the turtles swim a “treacherous journey” of several miles until finding seaweed, Anderson said. Anderson and three members of his staff took turns on the sides of the boat releasing the

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hatchlings, which blended into the seaweed. Laurie Herrick, a turtle specialist with the center, said she hopes the joint effort will increase the turtles’ chances of survival into adulthood, which usually takes about 25 years. Anderson said the center tries to release the turtles on the beach, but after exhausting their energy trying to find the water, the hatchlings are unwilling to swim. “These guys are little stragglers left behind,” he said. “We give every turtle a chance.”

the proud recipient of the 2013 U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) Outstanding Tennis Facility Award. Tennis enthusiasts looking for superb amenities in a beautiful private country club setting have the opportunity to see many WTA and ATP touring pros and other world-class players who frequent the courts at Boca West. Adding cachet to the club’s brand is the recent 2015 partnership with WTA rising star Christina McHale, who, according to USA Today, has “long been considered a could-be next star for the U.S. on the women’s tour.” Known for competing hard and pushing players, such as Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic, McHale is currently ranked 59th in the world. She was ranked at No. 26 as a 19-year-old heading into the 2012 London Olympics. Now residing in Florida, McHale trains at the USTA National Training Center, headquartered in Boca Raton. In-between WTA tournaments, the famed tennis pro spends time honing her two-handed backhand

on the courts of Boca West. Boca West’s Tennis Center features 31 Hydro-courts with three lighted for night play. Keeping up with the times, Boca West is adding one hard court with four Pickleball courts to be completed by September. “Our Tennis Center courts have been designed to improve endurance and to provide members with the opportunity to develop an all-court game,” says Jay DiPietro, CCM, President/ CEO/General Manager, Boca West Country Club. The Tennis Center is a sought-after draw and destination, hosting championship tournaments and exhibitions, including the USTA French Open Wild Card Tournament, held from 2006-2010. First-rate former and current players are the norm at such events, and have included Chris Evert, Jennifer Capriati, Martina Navratilova, the Bryan Brothers, Guillermo Vilas, Stan Smith and many others. For more info visit

Kids from Florence Fuller Child Development Center and Caridad Center receive tennis racquets at Boca West Foundation’s Tennis Camp

Boca Hospital and Shepherd Center partner to improve neurological care By Dale King The Pineapple Contributing Writer Boca Raton Regional Hospital and the Shepherd Center of Atlanta, Ga., are partnering to provide the best possible outcomes for people in the South Florida area with complex neurological conditions. “Our affiliation with Shepherd Center will ensure our patients with neurological injuries or illnesses have access to the expertise at Shepherd, one of the top facilities in the nation for medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for spinal cord injury, brain injury and other complex neurological conditions,” said Jerry Fedele, president and CEO of BRRH. The partnership is a new, research-based and training affiliation, making Boca Regional the only healthcare facility in Florida to become an affiliate of the Shepherd Center Care Network. The partnership will also help patients locate rehabilitation equipment in

their area as well as educational materials for patients and families during care transitions, such as returning to their communities. “Our relationship will also help pave the way for more post-acute rehabilitation options for people who need aggressive level of services, such as what Shepherd Center offers,” said Gary Ulicny, Ph.D., president and CEO of Shepherd Center. Shepherd Center will support clinical and rehabilitation staff at BRRH by providing on-site and distance learning educational sessions covering complex neurologic diagnoses and collaborate on opportunities for discussion on standards of care. “The two facilities are a perfect match for launching the Shepherd Center Care Network in Florida,” said Robert Levy, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute. “Our institute has transformed Boca Raton Regional Hospital into an innovative destination for neurologic and neurosurgical care.”

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Back to School with The Pineapple Newspaper Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

Now 10 Days to Save By Caryn Stumpfl The Pineapple Contributing Writer Vacation time is wrapping up and it’s almost that time again ... time to stock up on those school supplies! Most local schools start later this month (as parents everywhere shout “Hooray!”). This year, Florida parents have another reason to cheer: All shoppers in the state can take advantage of a 10-day “tax-free holiday” on certain clothes and supplies to help take the sting out of back-to-school shopping. Florida’s sales tax-free holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 7 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 16. During this period, shoppers don’t have to pay sales tax on: • Clothes (for babies, kids, teens and adults), shoes and certain accessories (wallets, handbags, backpacks, hair ties, socks, etc.) worth $100 or less; • School supplies worth $15 or less; • Personal computers and certain computer-related accessories on the first $750 of the sales price, when purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. There are many other items exempt from sales tax as well during this holiday, including bike helmets for kids, sports uniforms, sun glasses, poster board and more. For more information and a detailed list of all tax-exempt items, visit www.

New Language and STEM Programs Added at Advent School

BOCA RATON, FL – Advent Lutheran School, 300 Yamato Road in Boca Raton, offers innovative new programs for infants through Grade 8, including Dual Language and Emergent Reader programs for prekindergarten students, STEM enrichment for elementary students, an individualized math program, 1:1 Technology program for middle school students, and Spanish for all ages. The school is growing and seeking to serve more children from the surrounding area. Currently, 25 percent of the families at the Boca Raton private school located just west of Federal Highway (east of I-95) live in Delray Beach. In addition to an academic curriculum tailored to meet each student’s needs, Advent provides opportunities in fine arts, technology, music, band, drama and athletics. Middle school athletic teams have reached and state and national levels. Their aftercare and camp programs also accept elementary and middle school students from local public schools and offer a variety of engaging activities. The Early Childhood School participates in the VPK program. Advent is committed to provide each student an educational, social and spiritual experience that will give each the necessary

tools to navigate future endeavors with success and confidence. Advent School, a ministry of Advent Church, includes two divisions: Advent Early Childhood School (infants-pre-K) and Advent Elementary/Middle School (k-8th Grade). Call 561-395-3631, ext. 114 to schedule a personal tour of the campus. Applications are now being accepted for fall 2015. For details, visit www.

Indimi Center Receives Award of Merit

BOCA RATON, FL – Lynn University’s Mohammed Indimi International Business Center recently received an “Award of Merit” from the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The 2015 Design Awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of the chapter’s members annually. The Indimi Center, which strives to achieve LEED Platinum certification, was recognized in the Institutional Architecture category. The accomplishment is possible thanks to great collaboration of the Gensler project team, general contractor Gerrits Construction and consultants Buro Happold. Cliff Bollmann, senior associate with Gensler, presented the award to Lynn President Kevin M. Ross and Senior Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs Gregory Malfitano. “This achievement is a huge honor and a testament for what Gensler has accomplished across campus,” said Ross. “The Indimi Center reflects the global nature of our students and the entrepreneurial spirit of our institution. We are grateful for the team’s continued involvement in projects that will connect our students and faculty, engage our community and continue enhancing our efficiency.” Bollman added, “Gensler is extremely proud to have collaborated with Lynn on the Indimi Center. We consider the building a crowning achievement over our seven-year partnership. The Indimi Center establishes a new paradigm for learning, teaching and being at Lynn, and the AIA Award of Merit validates our work – from the first visioning through designing a building that enhances the learning environment.” View the 2015 Design Awards gallery by visiting

End the summer with a bang at BANG Glass

Looking for a unique activity for the kids before school starts? BANG Glass, a fused glass art studio and showroom located at 2600 N.W. 1st Avenue in Boca Raton, is offering classes for children ages 8 and up on August 4, 6, 11 & 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The cost is $35 per child, per class and includes up to two completed projects that will be ready for pick up in a week’s time. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Classes are taught by BANG Glass designer and instructor, Scott Avidon, a graduate of Pratt Institute with more than 15 years of experience in the industry working

with such brands as Steuben, Bvlgari, Waterford, Kenneth Cole and Versace. Space is limited. To reserve your space, call 561-430-5179 or email scott@bangglass. com. Three-hour classes for adults are also offered for $65 throughout the week for beginners as well as professional artists, where you can create a project such as a custom glass tray or bowl. BANG Glass produces custom fused glass dinnerware, bars, tables, sinks wall panels and lighting fixtures. For more information and class schedule, visit

Back-To-School Splash for Students at Sugar Sand Park

Pack your sunscreen, towel and hat and check out Sugar Sand Park’s fourth annual Back-to-School Splash. Students can end their summer and kick off the new school year at this free, fun, wet event Saturday, Aug. 15, at Sugar Sand Park Community Center, 300 South Military Trail in Boca Raton. Recommended for kids age 3 and up, the event (weather permitting) will feature water slides, a field of bubbles, make & takes, water games, giveaways, music and more. Join the fun from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. “We love offering this free event every year. It gives our guests a sneak peek at all the fall programs, including new classes, workshops, events, Explorium exhibits and Willow Theatre shows. The kids have a fantastic time sliding down on our 24-foot inflatable water slide and playing in other water slides. This year, we’ll also have spray bottle art and a make-yourown pencil topper,” states Stacee Lanz, special event coordinator. The event also features popular food vendors from Tomasso’s Pizza, Chappy’s hamburgers, hotdogs & fries and Tikiz shaved ice and ice cream (food is an additional charge). For more information, go to www. or call 561-347-3900.

Pep Rally at Pavilion Grille to Benefit Foster Youth

BOCA RATON, FL – As part of Boca Chamber Festival Days, Place of Hope, a faithbased, state-licensed child welfare organization that provides family-style foster care, welcomes everyone back to school with a festive pep rally celebration on August 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Pavilion Grille, 301 Yamato Road in the Nations Bank Plaza. Sponsored by Unique Gifts & Premiums in Boca Raton, the pep rally invites guests to show up in their favorite school jersey or colors and enjoy drinks and appetizers at Pavilion Grille. All proceeds from the event will benefit Place of Hope at the Leighan and David Rinker Campus in Boca Raton and will be used to purchase back-to-school supplies for the foster youth who live on the campus. “Our family is just like any other family at the beginning of the school year. We are buying new clothes, shoes, backpacks, classroom supplies and equipment for our children, so we appreciate all the help we receive from families who support our mission,” said Executive Director Charles Bender.

Tickets are $25 per person purchased in advance and $30 per person at the door. For more details, visit

Our Kids World Family Fun Fest at Expo Center

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Our Kids World Family Fun Fest is a fun, educational event just for kids 12 and under. Located at the Expo Center at the South Florida Fairgrounds, Our Kids World Family Fun Fest runs Aug. 2930 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The unique event offers something for everyone with hands-on educational activities, live entertainment on two stages, the chance to meet your favorite sports mascots and TV characters or you can have a bouncing good time in the Fun Zone filled with inflatables. Tickets are $8 for adults; children 12 and under are free with a ticket or $5 without a ticket. Play-all-day wristbands for the inflatables are $10 per child. For more information, call 561-868-1085 or email ourkidsworld@wrmf. com. You can print out a free kid’s ticket and get more details at http://www.southfloridafair. com/events/2015/wrmf-our-kids-world.

Boca Festival Days Event Will Benefit Local Schools

BOCA RATON, FL – Mingle with the movers and shakers of Boca Raton, while enjoying gourmet appetizers and drinks poured by surprise celebrity bartenders – shaking it up to support local public education. The Boca Chamber’s Golden Bell Education Foundation has partnered with Freedom Medical Services Inc. to present “Movers & Shakers,” an event that’s part of Boca Festival Days, on Aug. 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Da Vinci’s of Boca Raton, located at Town Center at Boca Raton. Proceeds from the reception will benefit the Golden Bell Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that was created in 1991 by the Boca Chamber’s Board of Directors for the sole purpose of supporting Boca Raton’s public schools and educational programs. Since its inception in 1991, Golden Bell has granted more than $1.2 million to Boca Raton public schools. This will be an event to remember, creating a buzz of awareness about the Golden Bell Education Foundation and raising money for its very important cause: promoting Class-A Education and educational programs to enhance the future of our children and our community. The Boca Chamber appreciates the partnership with Freedom Medical Services Inc. and looks forward to raising funds that will allow them to continue their support of Boca Raton public schools and educational programs. Nothing could be better than enjoying delicious appetizers, lively libations, great music, raffle prizes and a drink ticket per person – while mingling with your favorite people. Space is limited. Pre-ticket sales are $30 per person or $35 at the door. Pre-register by phone or email by contacting Sonya Deros at 561-395-4433 ext. 232 or sderos@ To donate a raffle prize, contact Deros today.

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Simple Steps to Prepare for the School Year

By Caryn Stumpfl The Pineapple Contributing Writer With school starting in just a few weeks, now’s the time to get organized and prepare your child to head back to school. The following are a few tips to help make the transition to the new school year easier for everyone in the family: • Beat the rush and get your school supplies now. Most schools publish a list of supplies needed for each class on their websites. Download your child’s supply list and head out to get your school supplies. A good time to go is during the tax-free holiday this month (Aug. 7-16) where you can avoid the tax on certain school supplies. Check out Hand’s Office Supply (325 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach), Target, Walmart, Walgreens or CVS for school supply deals. If you really want to save time and effort, just write a check. Most schools will supply your child with everything needed for the year for a flat fee. • Schedule your child’s yearly physical and immunizations with the pediatrician now. You may need those shots before school starts, so check with the doctor’s office right away. Fill out any necessary medical forms and make a list of all medicines, allergies and other issues to discuss with the school nurse once school starts. • Review your child’s school wardrobe. Does the school have a dress code and uniforms? See what still fits from last year and pack up items that don’t fit any longer for charity. Make a list of what is still needed (shorts, jeans, shirts, socks, shoes, etc.), set a budget and only shop for what your child requires for the first few months. Hang school clothes up on one side of the closet or place in a special drawer, bin or shelf to help your younger child choose appropriate clothes. This will help avoid the mad rush, tears and/or frustration over what to wear the first weeks of school. • Come up with a homework plan that works for your family. Should your child complete homework right after school, before dinner, after dinner? Engage your child in this discussion and be open to new ideas. Write down what worked last school year and have everyone in the family commit to the plan. • Make sure your student has a well-equipped, quiet study spot – whether that’s a desk in a bedroom, a corner of the family room or the kitchen table. Set it up just like a school desk, so your child knows this is where the work will get done. • Before school starts, have your child brush up on their skills with a quick review of English, Math, etc. You’ll find a wealth of great educational apps/learning tools on the Palm Beach Schools website: learning_tools/. Other good online tools are Kahn Academy videos, Duolingo and other fun, educational apps that can help get your kids back into a learning mindset. • Plan out some healthy lunches. Before school starts, take your kids with you to the store and pick up a few things that they like in addition to things you want them to have. You can find information about free and reduced lunches, as well as breakfast and lunch menus, setting up a meal account and more on the Palm Beach Schools website: http://www.palmbeachschools. org/sfs/. Don’t forget to start each day with a healthy, hearty breakfast (kids will be more alert and will do better in school if they’re well fed). No time in the morning for breakfast? No worries. Breakfast is free and available at all Palm Beach public schools. • Adjust your schedule now to get everyone to bed earlier. Before school starts, have your kids start going to bed at a reasonable bedtime and waking up at the time they’ll need to get up when school starts. With a consistent routine already established, it won’t be such a dramatic change once school starts. Everyone will be well-rested and ready to go in the mornings. • Make sure backpacks are not overly heavy or stuffed and that your child knows how to wear them properly (over both shoulders). • Check out the bus stop and go over safe bus riding rules with your child (especially if they’re new to school). You can find your child’s closest bus stop on the district website at http://www. If your child will be walking or riding a bike to school, go over the safest routes and the rules of the road (e.g., crossing at crosswalks, never accepting rides from strangers, etc.). Have a safe, happy and successful school year from The Pineapple!

AUGUST 3 5th Annual White Coats-4-Care* Where: Waterstone Resort & Marina, 999 East Camino Real Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Description: The Fifth Annual White Coats-4-Care founded, sponsored and presented by Kaye Communications, Inc.; co-hosted by the Waterstone Resort & Marina. Partners: FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine and Kaye Communications Cost: $105 AUGUST 4 A Night of Brazilian Jazz* Where: ZinBurger, Town Center at Boca Raton, 6000 Glades Rd. Time: 6-8 p.m. Description: Hosted by the Boca Raton Tribune in partnership with the Rotary Club of Boca Raton West, in order to raise funds for their scholarship fund Cost: $25 or $35 at the door

AUGUST 13 Football Fever* Where: Community Table, 1901 Boca Raton Blvd. Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Description: Community Table and Freedom Medical will be hosting “Football Fever,” a pre-game kick-off party, benefiting MorseLife. Partners: Freedom Medical Services Inc., Community Table and MorseLife Inc. Cost: $20 AUGUST 14 The Symphonia Sizzles* Where: Blue Martini, 6000 Glades Rd., Suite C-1380 Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Description: Classical music is cool! Jazz it up with The SYMPHONIA at Blue Martini. Join us! Details at Partners: The Symphonia of Boca Raton and 3D Learner, Inc. Cost: $20

AUGUST 24 Woman Volunteer of the Year Kickoff* Where: Max’s Grille, 404 Plaza Real, Suite 156 Time: 6-8 p.m. Description: A kick-off party for the Junior League of Boca Raton’s annual Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon, which happens Nov. 6 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Partners: The Buzz Agency and Junior League of Boca Raton Cost: $40 AUGUST 25 4th Annual Fondueraiser Where: The Melting Pot Restaurant, 5455 N. Federal Highway Time: 4:30-10 p.m. Description: Proceeds will go to the League of Ribbons, which will benefit patients at the Lynn Cancer Institute through a variety of programs Partners: Alliance Association Bank and the Melting Pot

AUGUST 5 Salsa Night at the Children’s Museum* Where: Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. Time: 6- 9 p.m. Description: Salsa, guacamole and chips to be provided by Rocco’s Tacos. Partners: Eliot Popper - Morgan Stanley and the Children’s Museum Cost: $45 or $50 at the door for couples/$25 or $30 at the door per person

AUGUST 15 Guided Tour of Historic Boca Raton Resort & Club* Where: Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real Time: 2-3:30 p.m. Description: Participants will enjoy an informative and entertaining 90-minute walking tour discovering the hotel’s evolving history and architecture. The tour will include Mizner’s original Cloister Inn. Partners: Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum and Boca Raton Resort & Club Cost: $15

AUGUST 26 Lip Sync Battle* Where: Blue Martini, 6000 Glades Rd., Suite C-1380 Time: 6:30-8 p.m. Description: Join us as local celebrities and community supporters perform to raise funds for music education. Enjoy one cocktail, light bites, prize drawings and help choose the winner! Partners: Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. and Pride Global Management Cost: $25 or $35 at the door

AUGUST 6 Summer Night Out* Where: Embassy Suites Hotel, 661 NW 53rd St. Time: 6:30-9 p.m. Description: Join Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation at the Embassy Suites Hotel to laugh and save lives with comedy hypnotist Glenn Miller. Partners: Boca Chamber Ambassadors, Gift of Life Bone Marrow and Embassy Suites Hotel Cost: $30 per person, $50 per couple or $60 at the door

AUGUST 17 Boca’s Got Talent* Where: Dubliner, Mizner Park, 435 Plaza Real Time: 5:30-7 p.m. Description: Do you sing, dance, juggle? Showcase your unique talent and support the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, which helps ensure those with MS achieve the best quality of life. Partners: Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Plum Productions and Dubliner Cost: $20

AUGUST 7 The Heart of Boca* Where: Heartland of Boca Raton, 7225 Boca Del Mar Dr. Time: 4-7 p.m. Description: Come feel the Heart of Boca and celebrate 100 years of Pearl City. Guests will enjoy delicious food and drinks while being entertained by musicians and the Boca Raton High School Step Team. Partners: Macedonia A.M.E. Church and Allegiance Home Health Cost: $25 or $30 at the door

AUGUST 18 Movers & Shakers* Where: DaVinci’s of Boca, 6000 Glades Rd. Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Description: Mingle with the movers and shakers of Boca while enjoying appetizers and drinks. Surprise celebrity bartenders will be shaking it up for the cause! Partners: Freedom Medical Services Inc. and Golden Bell Education Foundation Cost: $30 or $25 at the door

AUGUST 27 Corks & Canvas* Where: Waterstone Resort & Marina, 999 East Camino Real Time: 6-8:30 p.m. Description: Twin Palms will turn the Waterstone Resort into a “Cork-Popping Paint-Dropping Extravaganza.” Call 561-391-4874 for more information. Partners: Twin Palms Center for the Disabled, image360 and Waterstone Resort & Marina Cost: $60 or $75 at the door

AUGUST 8 Back to School BASH Where: Village Academy, 400 SW 12th Ave., Delray Beach Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Description: The Bash provides 4,000+ at-risk children, served by the organizations that make up the Spirit of Giving, the opportunity to begin school with new backpacks and supplies so that they have the tools they need to learn. This is an invitation-only event. Partners: Spirit of Giving Network, Inc. and Flagship

AUGUST 19 Light up the Night* Where: Prime Cigar & Wine Bar, 2240 NW 19th St., Suite 916 Time: 6-9 p.m. Description: Junior Achievement and Prime Cigar & Wine Bar are hosting the 3rd Annual Light Up the Night. Please help us continue to deliver and expand our programs to the children and families in the Boca Raton Community. Partners: Junior Achievement of South Florida and Prime Cigar and Wine Bar Cost: $35 or $50 at the door/VIP is $125 or $150 at the door

AUGUST 10 Margarita Monday at Rocco’s Tacos* Where: Rocco’s Tacos, 5250 Town Center Circle Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Description: Happy Hour includes two Rocco’s signature drinks plus plenty of Rocco’s favorite appetizers. Partners: KidSafe Foundation, Minuteman Press of Boca Raton, Hoffman’s Chocolates and Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar Cost: $25

AUGUST 21 Boca PAL’s Crime Scene Challenge* Where: Whole Foods, 1400 Glades Rd. Time: 1-5 p.m. Description: Test your detective skills! This event will challenge you to solve a crime by earning clues at various locations around town. Clues are earned by completing tasks police officers encounter. Partners: Boca Raton Police Athletic League, The GEO Group and Whole Foods Cost: $50

AUGUST 11 Pep Rally for Place of Hope* Where: Pavilion Grille, 301 Yamato Rd. Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Description: Come out and showcase your school pride in support of the children at Place of Hope. All funds raised will go directly to back-to-school needs. Partners: Place of Hope and Unique Gifts & Premiums Cost: $25 or $35 at the door

AUGUST 22 Guided Tour of Historic Boca Raton Resort & Club* Where: Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real Time: 2-3:30 p.m. Description: Participants will enjoy an informative and entertaining 90 minute walking tour discovering the hotel’s evolving history and architecture. The tour will include Mizner’s original Cloister Inn. Partners: Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum and Boca Raton Resort & Club Cost: $15

AUGUST 12 Back to School Breakfast* Where: Lakeside Terrace, 7880 Glades Rd. Time: 7:45-9:15 a.m. Description: Children are our future and they need tools for success. You are invited to our Back to School Breakfast, where Mary Wong, president of the Office Depot Foundation will be honored. Partners: American Association of Caregiving Youth, Allegiance Home Health & Rehab. Inc. and Lakeside Terrace Cost: $50 or 60 at the door AUGUST 12 The Dog Days of Summer* Where: Aprons, Polo Club Shoppes, 5050 Champion Blvd. Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Description: Cool off to support Tri-County Animal Rescue at Apron’s Cooking School sponsored by Future Focus Financial. Coco Frey from Eat the Truth will be doing a healthy, summer menu. Partners: Tri-Country Humane Society, Eat the Truth and Future Focus Cost: $50

AUGUST 22 Wine & All That Jazz* Where: Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real Time: 7-10 p.m. Description: Wine & All That Jazz is the signature event for Boca Chamber Festival Days. Wine & All That Jazz is one of Boca Raton’s largest wine tasting parties presented by the Boca Chamber. Cost: $75 regular admission/$120 VIP Register at AUGUST 24 Martini Monday* Where: Excell Auto Group, 1001 Clint Moore Rd. Time: 6-8 p.m. Description: Proceeds will benefit The Arc of Palm Beach County, improving the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. ADTinis, ARCalicious appetizers, raffle prizes, friends and fun await you. Partners: The Arc and ADT Corporation Cost: $25

AUGUST 27 Winner’s Circle* Where: Sports Immortals, 6830 N. Federal Highway Time: 7-10 p.m. Description: End Alzheimer’s! Winners Circle sponsored by Seniors Helping Seniors®; silent auction, food, beverages, fun, excitement Partners: Alzheimer’s Association and Seniors Helping Seniors Cost: $25 AUGUST 28 Bubbles, Bites, Bling & Building Where: Kendra Scott Boca Raton, 411 Plaza Real Time: 6-9 p.m. Description: A Kendra Scott Give Back Event – “You Shop, We Build” – benefitting Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County Partners: Habitat for Humanity and Kendra Scott AUGUST 28 Boca’s Ballroom Battle* Where: Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real Time: 6-10 p.m. Description: Eight prominent community leaders have accepted our invitation to compete in a ballroom dance competition paired with professional dancers from Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Partners: George Snow Scholarship Fund and the Boca Raton Resort & Club Cost: Tickets start at $175 AUGUST 29 Guided Tour of Historic Boca Raton Resort & Club* Where: Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real Time: 2-3:30 p.m. Description: Participants will enjoy an informative and entertaining 90-minute walking tour discovering the hotel’s evolving history and architecture. The tour will include Mizner’s original Cloister Inn. Partners: Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum and Boca Raton Resort & Club Cost: $15 AUGUST 30 Bowling for Bread* Where: Strikes @ Boca, 21046 Commercial Trail Time: 2-5 p.m. Description: Join us for an afternoon of fun, food and bowling for children from local non-profits. We will also have a BHH Bowling Tournament. Sponsorships available! Partners: Boca Helping Hands and Comerica AUGUST 31 Zinburger Bash for the Red Cross* Where: Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, 6000 Glades Rd., Room 1008C Time: 6-8 p.m. Description: Join us for gourmet burgers, tasty salads and sides, and decadent milkshakes. Proceeds will help the Red Cross prepare for and respond to local disasters. Partners: American Red Cross and Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar Cost: $15 *There is a cost to attend these events

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pineapple slices Soroptimist International of Boca Raton & Deerfield Beach Host 55th Annual Officers Installation Luncheon

To commemorate a very successful past year, Soroptimist members and friends chose to celebrate at the Wick Theatre in Boca Raton by touring The Broadway Collection, and lunching in the famous “Tavern at the Wick” Dining Room on June 20, 2015. Kimberly Wick, Museum Curator, led the group on an eye-opening display past racks of fabulous costumes, wardrobe-clad mannequins and mini scenes from iconic Broadway Shows. May West’s portrait and white mink coat, Chanel Knits, likenesses of Yule Brenner and Fiddler on the Roof, were just a few of the many displays seen in the exhibit area. Show tunes, trivia and interesting props, added to the enjoyment of the 30 minute Broadway Collection Presentation. Following the tour, guests, seated beneath antique chandeliers, dined on specialty salads, beverages and desserts, created by Executive Chef William Walden. The highlight of the afternoon was the Installation of the Soroptimist Board of Directors for 2015-2016. Susan Coyle, SI past president from Davie, Florida titled her presentation: “Weaving is a metaphor for our lives.” Members being installed were each given a colored ribbon that was then woven into a pattern. The challenge for each person to be unique, but also to blend into a beautiful combination creating a friendship bracelet. The blended unit will now go out and do good works for women and girls in the community. Names and positions of the New Board of Directors are as listed: Co-Presidents: Lorry Herdeen & Mariela Montgomery Vice -President- of- Membership: Elke Schmidt Treasurer: Cynthia Cummings Recording Secretary: Judith Hinsch Corresponding Secretary: Carmen Uceda Directors: Maureen Burke, Connie Siskowski Honorary Director: Helen Babione The Ceremony concluded with the Soroptimist Pledge. A notice on the event program reminded everyone to Save the Date to attend the Annual Soroptimist Women of Distinction Breakfast, Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 8:30 am. at Boca West Country Club. For more information, please visit www.

Blue Martini to Host Benefit for The Symphonia

BOCA RATON, FL – If you’re a music lover, you won’t want to miss this upcoming benefit for Boca Raton’s own world-class orchestra this month. The Symphonia Sizzles/ Classical Music is Cool benefit, sponsored by 3D Learner, owned by Mira and Mark Halpert, will be held Aug. 14 at the Blue Martini at Town Center Mall. This exciting musical event will feature jazz performed by

several Symphonia musicians from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Symphonia Sizzles benefit is part of Boca Chamber Festival Days, a series of fun-filled events held at different locations during the month of August and facilitated by the Boca Chamber. The admission is $20 per person and includes one drink and appetizers. Drinks are half price after the first one. For reservations, visit or call 1-866-687-4201.

2016 International March of the Living Informational Meeting for Students and Adults

March of the Living, Southern Region U.S.A., is a two-week international, educational program bringing Jewish teens and adults from all over the world to Poland on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II, and then to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron/Israel Memorial Day, and Yom Ha’Atzmaut/Israel Independence Day. These informational meetings will include the student trips (May 1-15, 2016) as well as “5-Star” Adult Bus Trip* (May 2-16). Space is limited. RSVP required at, or 561-852-6013. Applications and information available at Sunday, August 9, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday, August 20, 7 p.m. at Donna Klein Jewish Academy High School, 9901 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton (enter from Glades Rd. south on 95th Ave). Admission is free *Poland-only options available.

4th Annual Kids’ Scary Film Fest This October

The fourth Annual Kids’ Scary Film Festival for young filmmakers age 6-17 will be part of the 11th annual Shriek Week, Sugar Sand Park announced recently. The Community Center’s annual family Halloween event runs Oct. 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24. Filmmakers can enter by submitting their films on DVD along with an entry form and a $5 fee to the Community Center by Sept. 25. Film genres may include stop-motion animation, film, animation, music videos and digital comic books. The young filmmakers will have a chance to win prizes including a GoPro Hero 3 camera. “We started this festival to encourage and acknowledge young filmmakers for their creativity and initiative,” said Jill Dixon, Recreation Center Supervisor III. “Each year, the festival grows and we look forward to the entries, from the truly creepy to the creatively cute. Some younger kids get their families involved and the older kids really shine with their skills. It makes a great project for the summer, too.” The films will be judged by a panel of industry professionals: staff from the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission, George Colavecchio, “Haunt Master” from G-Star School for the Arts and Steven Lebowitz, movie reviewer for In addition to the Judge’s Choice, fans can watch and vote for their favorite films online Oct. 1-31, including the People’s Choice. The selected films will also be played in the Willow

Theatre during Shriek Week while patrons are waiting in the queue for the haunted house tours. Awards and prizes will be presented to the winners at a ceremony in November at Sugar Sand Park Community Center. For entry forms and full rules, visit www.SugarSandPark. org/shriek-week-film-festival. For more information, call the Community Center at 561.347.3900 or visit the website at www.

Sugar Sand Park Community Center Programs

Hours: M-F, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun./Holidays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 561-347-3900; Back-to-School Splash – Aug. 15 Young Filmmakers – Submit films for Shriek Week by Sept. 25 4th Annual Kids’ Scary Film Fest/11th Annual Shriek Week 2015 – Oct. 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24

Willow Theatre At Sugar Sand Park

Box Office Hours: T-F, 5 p.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. 1-5 p.m.; and 1 hour prior to all show times 561-347-3948; THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MUSIC Presented by The Symphonia of Boca Raton This fun-filled concert features Beauty & The Beast, Star Wars and yes ... Mozart! Interactive and engaging, this entertaining show also teaches kids about the four families of the orchestra. All performances included a FREE carousel token with each child’s ticket, PLUS cookies & juice for the kids after each performance. Date: Sun, Aug. 16 Time: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost: $7 adults; $5 children age 12 & under MARK NIZER 4D – WORLD-CLASS COMEDY AND JUGGLING This combination of original comedy, worldclass juggling, movement, music and technology promises a spellbinding show for the whole family. Each member of the audience receives a pair of 3D glasses for this “new dimension in entertainment,” – the only LIVE 3D show in the world! Enjoy juice & cookies for the kids and a meet & greet with Mark after the show. Date: Sat., Sept 19 Time: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost: $13 adults; $10 children age 12 & under

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ART IN PUBLIC PLACES: 9th Annual Juried Art Exhibition - “Dog Days of Summer” This showcase features art in a variety of mediums from local artists. Sugar Sand Park Community Center supports and encourages novice to professional artists by holding this annual exhibition. Award reception Sat., Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. Date: July 30-Sept 28 Time: Community Center hours Cost: Free NEW DAY - Saturday! TOT TIME: Ages 18 mos.-4 yrs. (Supervision required); Open play, snacks & more Date: Sat., Aug. 1 Time: 10 a.m.-noon Cost: $5/child, drop in SUNDAY FAMILY MOVIE: Disney’s Bolt (Rated G) Date: Sun., Aug. 9 Time: 11 a.m. Cost: ONLY $1 (includes movie, popcorn & drink)

Children’s Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park

Hours: M-F, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sat./Sun./ Holidays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 561-347-3913; SCIENCE STORIES: Ages 5+; Hear great stories with a science twist. Date: Sat., Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Time: 11:30 a.m. Cost: Free MAKE & TAKE: Ages 5+; This Month: Bird House; Put on your construction hat! We’re building a house, well, a bird house. Date: Sun., Aug. 2 Time: 11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m. Cost: $5 (drop-in) SCIENCE DEMOS: Ages 7+ Date: Sat., Aug. 15 & Sun., Aug. 16 Time: 3:30 p.m. Cost: Free EYES TO THE SKIES: Ages 8 & up (with parent); View the night sky through our HUGE telescope (weather permitting). Date: Fri., Aug. 21 Time: 8 p.m. Cost: Free

Community Discusses Plans for Hillsboro El Rio Park South By Dale King The Pineapple Contributing Writer Dozens of Boca Raton residents gathered in late May at the downtown library to discuss the proposed completion of Hillsboro El Rio Park South on Southwest 18th Street. Architect Ian Nestler from the consulting firm PGAL presided at the session, where community members discussed many varied plans. The firm must now sift through the suggestions and come up with an overall plan to put before the Boca Raton City Council. Local officials may not see the report until the fall, said Assistant City Manager Mike Woika. “Ian’s next job is to take the proposals and work up cost figures,” Woika noted. “It probably won’t be presented to the council until September. Some snowbirds have not had a say on the project.” In 2000, Boca Raton built the first phase of the Hillsboro El Rio Park, a baseball diamond and soccer field on 12.5 acres at 499 S.W. 18th Street. Soon after that was finished, the city started planning the next phase of the park – one that would include basketball courts, a playground, picnic tables, a volleyball court and a small fishing pier on 29.5 acres across the street. The city had budgeted $500,000 for the design portion of the project in 2006, but plans were postponed due to a downturn in the economy. Except for construction of Fire Station No. 8 in 2007, nothing was built across from the finished park on the north side of the road. With the economy surging again, some residents want the city to do something about the planned park but a segment of the crowd that turned out May 28 at the Boca Raton Library said they want the untouched property to remain that way. The site is a former city dump unused for refuse since the 1950s. They have suggested keeping the land fallow as a nature preserve. Leading the charge to create a more elaborate recreation site is David Johnson of Camino Lakes Circle, who spoke in detail about the project at the May meeting and at another session the previous September. He said the landfill contains mainly construction debris, but nothing hazardous. “No chemicals are leaching out,” he said, noting that the State Department of Environmental Protection “covered the landfill with two feet of clean fill and installed monitoring wells.” Whatever happens with the land, Johnson said, “The security of residents in seven homes across from the El Rio Canal must be assured. Any park amenities should be built on the south side of the site. “What I’d like to see,” said Johnson, “is a playground, four tennis courts, which can also be used for pickleball, a basketball court, a fitness trail and a picnic pavilion.” He also said there should be a boat dock, but not a ramp. At the north end of the site is a “huge stand of mangroves, which can be a natural barrier between the houses and the park.” Both he and Woika noted that the city cannot remove the mangroves. A faction of the neighborhood residents in attendance objected to some of the planned uses. One woman said money for a park “could be used better elsewhere.” Her husband added, “There are plenty of tennis courts that are not being used. The redundancy of the proposal without looking at what is in the area doesn’t make sense.” Nestler said one option is to leave the property as it is, but nothing final was decided at the session. “We won’t settle anything tonight,” he said. “We just want to hear what the community wants and we will present it to the City Council.” But another neighbor, Elizabeth Hoffman, spoke in favor, saying, “This area has no park of its own. It has a unique environment of mangroves. It is perfect for canoes and kayaks. This park has been vetted and was put off for funding reasons.” Another “complication,” said Woika, is the fact that 18th Street has settled, leaving a bump in the road. Because settling is expected on the nearby land, the area, if developed, would have to be “overbuilt,” as the fire station was and that is a costly option.

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College Names Performing Arts Center for Boca Philanthropist Yvonne Boice By Dale King The Pineapple Contributing Writer Boca Raton businesswoman and philanthropist Yvonne Boice has always been dedicated to serving and promoting cultural and performing arts, education and women’s rights. Well-known for chairing the Palm Beach International Film Festival for many years, she relinquished that post to Jeff Davis earlier this year. “This was the 20th anniversary year of the event,” she said. “I figured that I had done enough.” The tremendous strides she has made in the arts and entertainment worlds have not been forgotten. Boice recently received an honorary doctorate from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, N.H., during the school’s 50th commencement ceremony. Not only that, to honor Boice’s decision to advance the arts locally, nationally and globally, the university rechristened its performing arts center in her honor.

Shown at a special presentation July 3 at the Wick Theatre in Boca Raton are, from left, Al Zucaro, Kathleen Card, Yvonne Boice and Andrew Card.

“I will be invited there to lecture and to be a mentor,” she said. Andrew Card, university president and former White House chief of staff to President George W. Bush, knew of Boice’s work and selected her for the dual honors. Also receiving honorary doctorates at the graduation were author and Fox News political analyst Juan Williams and Stanley Fry, chairman and CEO of FlashPoint Technology Inc. “I am truly humbled to have been recognized with outstanding leaders such as Juan Williams and Stanley Fry,” said Boice. “And seeing

my name unveiled on the performing arts center was one of the most fulfilling experiences in my life.” “Yvonne Boice is a tremendous role model for business leaders and arts advocates,” said Card, who was in Boca Raton July 3 for a special presentation ceremony for Boice at the Wick Theater. But the accolades didn’t end there. Gov. Rick Scott chose Boice to be a member of the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Board, a 17-member panel that focuses on developing, marketing and promoting Florida’s entertainment business. Boice said she’d like to see Florida become “the Hollywood of the East.” “It is a tremendous honor to be selected by Governor Scott for this prestigious appointment,” said Boice. “For more than two decades, I have taken a leading role in the film industry and have advocated for increased educational opportunities.” “With this new appointment, I am enthusiastically looking forward to working with the council on expanding the industry’s growth throughout Florida.” Boice is still headquartered in an office at the Shoppes at Village Pointe in West Boca Raton, a major shopping area on Southwest 18th Street that she took over in the mid-1980s upon the death of her first husband, Grant Boice. She operated the center until 2014 when she sold it. A year earlier, she sold off her other major asset, Fugazy Travel. Still busy, and still surrounded in her small office by photos of her with luminaries, celebrities and politicians, Boice remains active in the community, taking part in many events with husband Al Zucaro. While she is no longer chairman of the PBIFF, she feels her successor, Davis, “is doing a bang-up job.” For the first time, the festival has a theater of its own, though it will continue to present movies throughout the county during the film festival. PBIFF has acquired the former Plaza Theatre in Manalapan and will use it for movies and live acts. Boice hopes these can be done “at least once a week” throughout the year. She said the venue has already been used for a week-long film series about cancer. It was fully underwritten, so movies were shown without charge. Boice keeps her hand in many community activities. When the Palm Beach State College Foundation was launching a new STEM program – STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math – the school turned to her for help. She initially said “No’ because of the missing A. “When I said no, they said ‘Why not?’ I said ‘You have to add an A—for the arts—and make it STEAM,” said Boice. “Education and the arts are my great loves.” So Palm Beach State College’s STEM Initiative became the STEAM Initiative, and Boice arranged a fundraiser featuring Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. It raised $500,000.

After 3 Decades Floridian Catches First Fish Drift fishing deal for novice anglers By Tara Dickinson, Special to The Pineapple It’s confession time ... How many of you long-time Florida residents have never been fishing? I have to raise my hand here. Yes, technically I have been “fishing” with friends on a few occasions. This meant a lot of relaxed beer-drinking time watching the gorgeous tropical scenery as I floated down the Intracoastal or along the South Florida shore in a friend’s boat. I’ve had a line hooked and baited for me, and have even thrown it into the water but I’ve never caught anything (I’m kind of grateful for that, as even though I love many kinds of fish on my dinner plate, having to kill and clean one has never been a top priority). But all in all, I don’t think I can technically say I have been fishing ... until recently, that is. After living in the Sunshine State for 36 of my 44 years, the moment arrived a few weeks ago. The motivation: a visit from my nine-year old nephew from the grand state of Texas. At home, he is a regular fisherman, spending weekends with his father trolling the Colorado River and enjoying every moment of it. He had yet to fish the great Atlantic Ocean, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity for a very cool auntie, that’s me, to create some memorable moments that will last a lifetime. I came across the Sea Mist III Drift Fishing operation the way most of us search out information on new ventures – I asked local friends who know the area and that was their first recommendation. I was hooked on the concept and looked into it immediately. So what exactly is drift fishing? For those new to the game, let me lay it out for you. As you can probably imagine, drift fishing involves the act of allowing your bait or lure to drift with the current of the water that you are fishing. The boat is not anchored, so the bait will drift along the ocean bottom, enticing the fish to bite. For those who speak the language, the Sea Mist uses a double 5-O hook rig on 40-pound test line with 2 oz. weights for the

baits to sink down. The Sea Mist III is owned by the Garnsey family who have been leaders in South Florida drift fishing since 1956. The entire crew is all highly experienced and if you are a novice, like me, they can answer all your questions and set you up perfectly for success. The trip I took with my nephew on board the Sea Mist III left the Harbor Marina, at 700 Casa Loma Boulevard in Boynton Beach, at 8 a.m. with approximately 15 other people, including some first timers like us and other well-seasoned regulars. We headed south for about 50 minutes, ending up about a quarter mile off Delray Beach. I spoke to Ed and Kirby, a couple members of the professional crew, asking them how they pick where to fish. They said it changes day to day with the wind, the currents and other environmental factors. They keep in constant contact with other boats and crews out on the water, always finding where the fish are biting that day. After quite a few times of dropping my line and getting it all bunched up on the reel, I finally got the hang of it. Sure enough, I caught my first fish ever: a beautiful Vermillion Snapper. It was much harder reeling it in than I expected (the guys make it look so easy!) and it was a relatively small catch. But I have to say the excitement of casting and feeling those tugs on your line was quite a thrill. My nephew had a banner day as well. He hooked a 10-pound Bonita and wrestled it all the way around the boat. Black Grouper, Yellowtail Snapper, Dolphin (no, not the Flipper kind!), Cobia, King Mackerel, Blue Runner, Mutton Snapper, Bluefin Tuna … these are only about half the types of fish caught in the past week on the Sea Mist. Their website at www. has gorgeous daily photos as concrete proof. To top off an already amazing experience, if you are lucky enough to make a catch, you can take your haul over to Hurricane Alley

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The City of Deerfield Beach celebrates a birthday DEERFIELD BEACH FL - ”Cheers to 90 Years!” is the cry heard ‘round the community to announce the 90th birthday of the City of Deerfield Beach, and the Deerfield Beach Historical Society is excited to announce a gala birthday party to be held in its honor! The event will take place on Saturday, October 17, beginning at 6:00pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Deerfield Beach, located at 100 Fairway Drive. The event will celebrate the City’s rich history since its beginning in 1925 and the possibilities of the future, with all proceeds benefitting the Historic Butler House Restoration Project, the home of the DFB Historical Society. Along with a poolside cocktail hour and a delectable dinner, the night will be an eclectic and electric evening celebrating Deerfield Beach, including: recognition of History-making leaders, businesses, and volunteers and tribute to DFB High School being designated an “A” school; live and silent auctions by Auctioneer-extraordinaire Neil Saffer; inaugural performances by the Historical Society-sponsored, “Young People’s Player’s Theatre Group” and “Adult Theatre Group”; production by Zazz Entertainment; announcement of new programs by the Historical Society; and, lots more. This unique celebration is presented by members and volunteers of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society and the City of Deerfield Beach, along with generous financial support from Frank Congemi. In efforts to raise funds for the Historic Butler House Restoration Project, the Historical Society turns to the community for support at this special event. The project goal of $300,000 will ensure the installations of code-approved and historically-mandated doors, windows, new roof, and renovations to the interior and backyard of Butler House. All sponsorship costs, journal ads, and tickets for the evening are tax deductible, payable to the DFB Historical Society, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. For information about the event or to learn more about the Historic Butler House Restoration Project, call the Historical Society at (954) 429-0378 or visit our facebook or website pages,

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Restaurant near the marina on Ocean Ave. in Boynton Beach for an extra treat. “You hook ‘em, we cook ‘em,” as their saying goes. Dinein parties can have their fish cooked for free (but the crew will have to filet the fish for you before you leave the dock). During August, the Sea Mist is offering $5 off the listed price for first timers who live in Palm Beach County. It’s their way of taking care of the locals during the summer. Head to the website to print out your $5 coupon or just mention this article when you book your trip. The Sea Mist III offers two daily fishing trips, one from 8 a.m.-noon and the other from 1-5 p.m. The complete cost is $40 per adult, $35 for seniors (65 and older) and $25 for children 12 and under. The price includes everything to fish: rod, reel, bait, tackle and fishing license. You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages. For more details, call the Sea Mist III at 561-732-9974 and ask to speak to Manager Jeannette Mastroleo or email her at seamist@

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Hurricane Season What You Need to Know to Ride Out a Storm By Caryn Stumpfl The Pineapple Contributing Writer

It’s been nearly 10 years since our last big hurricane hit the area but don’t let that fact deter you from preparing for this year’s hurricane season. As many long-time Florida residents know, it only takes one (Hurricane Andrew springs to mind) to change the game. With the height of the season in front of us, take a little time now to gather your supplies and make sure you’re ready … just in case.

World’s Perfect Athletes Compete in Delray By David DiPino The Pineapple Contributing Writer

DELRAY BEACH, FL – World’s Perfect Athlete (WPA) Grand Champion Kaitryana Leinbach aspires to cheer for the Crimson Tide or the Buckeyes one day but before making the cheerleading squad at her dream college, she honed her cheer and dance skills right here in Delray Beach. Leinbach, 17, joined 55 of the best cheer, dance and martial arts athletes from the United States, Canada and Mexico during the WPA’s Cheerleader, Twirler, Gymnast and Martial Arts Competition held recently at the Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Ave.

“Delray Beach is gorgeous! We went out on Atlantic Avenue every night and really enjoyed the restaurants and the beach,” said Leinbach. She travelled to the WPA competition from Charlotte, N.C. Delray’s WPA is one of seven competitions she’ll enter this year. “There are a lot of new faces this year. This competition has doubled in size from last year,” said Leinbach. Delray Beach resident Laura Pucker, winner of the World’s Perfect Woman pageant just a few years back, brought the event to the city for a second consecutive year, and in so, doubled the competition’s size while continuing to support local businesses in Pineapple Grove and Downtown Delray Beach. Hyatt Place Delray Beach in Pineapple Grove was the guest hotel for the Continued on page 4 2015 WPA Competition. During the

Before a Storm Arrives • Make sure your family is prepared for a storm by picking up these essential supplies before a storm hits: Drinking water (1 gallon per person per day); ice chest; disposable/paper plates, cups and utensils; manual can opener; battery operated TV/radio and clock; flashlights or lanterns; spare batteries; paper towels and toilet paper; first aid kit, bandages/BandAids, antibacterial soap, disinfectant; plastic tarp or sheeting; pet food and supplies to last 2 weeks; baby food, formula, diapers and wipes to last 2 weeks; duct tape and masking tape; work gloves; plastic garbage bags; insect repellent; sunscreen; dried fruits and nuts; detergent and Continued on page 4

Race to stop domestic abuse at AVDA’s 16th Annual Race for Hope presented by Marshalls DELRAY BEACH FL -- AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) (www.avdaonline. org) will hold its 16th Annual Race for Hope, presented by Marshalls on Saturday, October 10th at Anchor Park in Delray Beach. The race, which is held in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, is expected to draw over 1,000 runners, walkers, spectators, and volunteers. Now in its 16th year, AVDA’s Race for Hope challenges local businesses, schools, and organizations to form teams. Race participants can set up fundraising pages for themselves or for a team. Teams or individuals who raise the most money are presented with awards. AVDA is also accepting “No Sweat” donations from individuals who wish to donate or fundraise from the comfort of their home. AVDA is a Town of Palm Beach United Way Funded Partner. Festivities will include music and prizes. For the fourth year, The Original Pancake House will sponsor a pancake breakfast for both

participants and sponsors. Liz Quirantes of WPEC CBS 12 will serve as the official mistress of ceremonies for the event. “Victims of domestic violence need somewhere to turn, in order to find a way out of an abusive situation,” said Jean Magrella AVDA Board Chair and Chair of the Race for Hope. “AVDA’s Race for Hope is not only an important fundraiser that helps support our services, but an opportunity to let someone who needs help know that there is somewhere to call and a place to go.” Special awards–the “Hometown Hero” awards—will once again be given to the fastest male and female police officer and fastest male and female firefighter in the 5k run. All police officers and firefighters on active duty in Palm Beach County are eligible to compete to be a “Hometown Hero.” Hometown Hero discounts are available with current ID. Online registration in going on now through Friday, October 9th at noon. Please visit www. to register. Race Day registration

begins at 6:30 am, immediately followed by the 5K and 10K at 7:30 am and Kid’s Dash at 8:30 am. Registration prices range from $10-$30 per person and increase to $10-$35 on October 5th. AVDA promotes violence-free relationships and social change by offering alternative choices

to end violence and domestic abuse. For more information about AVDA’s services, to register for the event or for sponsorship information, please visit and click the “16th Annual Race for Hope” link, or call 561265-3797, ext. 109.

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I can hear but I can’t understand David Leibman, HAS Special to The Pineapple Imagine waking up and your eyesight is a little fuzzy. What would you do? You would likely visit an eye doctor asap. If the doctor said you needed glasses, you would order them on the spot. Now, imagine waking up and your hearing seems fuzzy. What would you do? You would likely make the TV louder and go about your day. We generally don’t put our hearing health in the same category as our vision health. In fact, most people wait about 5-7 years before they have that fuzzy hearing evaluated. I can help most patients who visit my office hear better. That’s the easy part. However, I can’t always help them understand perfectly what they hear. That’s because hearing is a brain function. And long-term, untreated hearing loss typically leads to Auditory Deprivation, a condition where parts of the brain slow down or cease to understand key sounds and make connections necessary to maintaining healthy brain activity. This can lead to many medical and social problems like anxiety, loneliness, depression and dementia. Studies show that by using hearing aids, the effects of Auditory Deprivation can be slowed down; even reversed. Hearing aids assist the ear in capturing sounds that may not be heard, which stimulates brain activity and improves communication and understanding over time. It’s like physical therapy for your ears. If your TV is too loud, give yourself the gift of a hearing evaluation sooner rather than later. Your quality of life depends on it. David Leibman is the General Manager and Hearing Specialist at Zounds Hearing Boca-Delray in the Polo Club Shoppes. Visit The Pineapple Newspaper

ASK THE HEALTH GURU . . . . . . . . Your Local Guide to Living Your Healthiest Life By Devin Burke Special to The Pineapple THIS MONTH’S QUESTION: Why do so many people wait until their health is on the line to finally make a change? ANSWER: It may be common to have low energy, get sick a few times a year, and be five to ten lbs. over weight, but please don’t make the mistake of thinking these symptoms of an unhealthy lifestyle are normal… because they simply are not! Sadly, most people fall into the category of “not really feeling healthy, but not really feeling unhealthy enough to make a change.” What people WILL do is much different than what they CAN do. Interestingly, most people don’t realize how unhealthy they are until they start to become healthier. This state of being “not really healthy, but not unhealthy enough to do anything about it” is a scary place to be in, because it only leads to one place...disease and dissatisfaction. Unfortunately, I’ve seen this time and time again. In my personal experience over the past ten years of helping people transform their health and realize their potential, I’ve seen this far too often. I frequently used to question and wonder how this happens and have discovered a few things. For starters, most people gradually fall into an unhealthy lifestyle. I’ve never met anyone (yet) that has shared with me that they wanted to feel low energy, depressed and unfulfilled. But ‘life’ always seems to happen and the next thing they know, they are (for lack of a better term) ‘fat, sick and nearly dead.’ Now this state doesn’t happen overnight but rather for weeks, months and years. It’s a slow and gradual process that deceives. My job for the last ten years has been to wake people up and shake them out

of this unsatisfying state of poor health. Because the truth is that we are born to be vibrant, healthy human beings. It’s our birthright. Unfortunately, this right has been unappreciated by many, leaving us with the health crisis we’re experiencing. But what keeps me up at night is the question “why?” Why would someone sacrifice the blissful state of well-being to one of slothful, unfulfilled and dissatisfaction, when all it takes is a few simple choices and a little extra effort? I’ve concluded that it’s just a lack of awareness. People don’t know what they don’t know. Health is our greatest gift. Not convinced? Just ask someone who has recently lost theirs. It’s not pretty! Cancer, diabetes and heart disease wreak havoc on people and their families. The truth is that cancer, diabetes, and heart disease can all largely be prevented through making healthier lifestyle choices. So why do so many wait till their health is on the line to finally make a change? I believe it’s also this deceptive state of “not really feeling healthy, but not really feeling unhealthy enough to do anything about it.” Do you fall into this category? Do you know you’re eating the wrong foods and making poor lifestyle choices, which only give you short term fulfillment at the expense of your health? If you do, this is your wake up call. It’s time to make a change, to finally say goodbye to fast food and hello to healthy food fast. Don’t wait till you’re diagnosed with cancer, diabetes, heart disease or worse. You have a choice. Yes, life is short and meant to be lived. But the funny thing is, when you finally start taking better care of yourself is when you start experiencing what life really has to offer…more joy, more energy, more love, more fun and more success. I have great news. It’s not too late to make a change. As a matter of fact, it’s really never too late, because small choices lead to big changes. Just like you don’t become over weight by eating one unhealthy meal, you don’t become vibrant and healthy by going

on a temporary diet. It’s through making small, consistent LIFESTYLE changes that lasting impactful results are experienced! And you are worth it! If you hope to bring health into your life in any kind of long-term committed way, you must connect with your “big why” or the deep tenacious reason that lies close to your heart for wanting true wellness of both mind and body. This reason must be attached to what you value in life and where you see yourself going. Only from connecting with this strong core reason and the value behind it does the strength and motivation spring to keep you committed to making the necessary small changes every single day. We live in a world were disease and dissatisfaction are unfortunately becoming the normal. But there is a better way. Wake up to the realization that your life is your most precious gift and start valuing it as so by taking action on becoming the healthiest, happiest, best version of yourself. You owe it to yourself and the world.

Devin Burke is a Wellness Educator, Health and Fitness Coach. He has studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. His life’s mission is to inspire and educate as many people as he can to experience optimal health. Visit to learn more.

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August Declared Special-Needs Parents Appreciation Month Author Jan Jessup supports Sandra Peoples’ new initiative August has been declared Special Needs Appreciation Month by Sandra Peoples, manager of Not Alone (www., a website for special needs parents. Lending support to this first national effort is Jan Amis Jessup, a special needs mom for the past 62 years. Jessup, who wrote candidly about her journey from the 1950’s to today, has been called a “pioneer parent” by families seeking practical tips and personal encouragement. Inspired by Peoples’ creation of an appreciation month, Jessup offered to assist the cause. For more information www. “I am thrilled that Sandra has established a month to honor special needs parents,” said Jessup who wrote, “Will I Be on Television? A Special Needs Child Who Wouldn’t Give Up.” “These parents deserve recognition on a national level for their incredible determination, resourcefulness and ability to conquer obstacles. We must encourage communities to both honor these parents, and become engaged in bringing more focus and funds to special-needs causes.” Sandra Peoples has been in a specialneeds family since the day she was born, first as the little sister of Syble, who has Down syndrome, and now as the mom of James, who has autism. She has met hundreds of amazing special-needs parents who put the needs of their kids above their own each day. She wanted to honor these parents and decided Special-Needs Parents Appreciation Month would be perfect. “One quality so many of us have in common is exhaustion at the end of a long summer when our children are out of their normal routines. So I thought August would be the best time to honor the parents who work hard all year round, but are especially frazzled this time of year.”

Wine Tasting Event Kicks Off 21st Annual Buddy Walk


People can visit the website and nominate friends and family members who are specialneeds parents to be featured on the site each day in August. And thanks to generous sponsors, the site will give gifts to one specialneeds parent each day in August. The site also encourages churches and communities to get involved by honoring special-needs parents. In August, churches can visit the site and print off a bulletin insert that will encourage the special-needs parents in their congregations. There will also be ideas for events to bless these families, like a day of pampering for special-needs moms or respite nights, when parents can drop off their kids for childcare and have an evening out. Communities can feature special-needs parents in newspaper articles or on local news stations. Bookstores can host signings for authors of books for special-needs parents. Restaurants can promote sensory friendly events so parents can take their families out to eat without worrying about disrupting others. For more information about Jessup and how her book please visit http://www.

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OYNTON BEACH, FL – Buddy Walk … Uncorked, a very special wine tasting held at The Wine Cellar of Boynton Beach on July 29, kicked off the 21st Annual Buddy Walk, which benefits Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization, a non-profit serving children and adults with Down syndrome. Guests enjoyed sipping a variety of fine wines and delectable foods Buddy Walk ... Uncorked was sponsored by Estate Properties of Palm Beach and Pilates of Palm Beach. Funds from the event will be used to support the Gold Coast Resource Center, which houses programs that help Palm Beach County children and adults with Down syndrome and their families. According to Co-chair Bethany Pauley, “Last year we sold the most tickets ever to Buddy Walk … Uncorked and raised the most money. We’re confident that this will be an even better year. The Wine Cellar offered us a wide array of wines; the food was delicious, and our attendees were a warm and wonderful group.” Co-chair Erin Allen added, “I am so happy to have helped with my second Buddy Walk … Uncorked and to be raising funds that support the Gold Coast Resource Center. My son Grayson has Down syndrome and we participate in Music Therapy at the Center every week. Over the past year, the families and staff at Gold Coast have been a tremendous source of information and help to my husband and myself. It is Chairs of this year’s Buddy Walk … Uncorked event: Erin Allen and Bethany Pauley very rewarding for me to give back by being involved with the winetasting fundraiser.” The actual Buddy Walk will take place Oct. 18, 2015, from 8 a.m. to noon at John Prince Park in Lake Worth. The family-fun event includes a one-mile walk, free breakfast, bounce houses, petting zoo, rock wall, pony rides, young children’s games, face painting, dunk tank, live entertainment, DJ and dancing and a raffle and silent auction. Hot dogs and drinks will be available for a small suggested donation, courtesy of G4S. The event raises funds for the Gold Coast Down Syndrome’s educational, social and advocacy programs (serving all of Palm Beach County) and promotes awareness of the capabilities and talents of persons with Down syndrome. The event is expected to attract 3,000 people and raise $180,000 in support of Gold Coast programs. Visit to register online or contact Anne at ad.gcdso@ or 561-752-3383 for more details. The 21st Annual Buddy Walk is presented by G4S.

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Tales From The Mat

TheYogaChronicles By David J. Ramoy The Pineapple Contributing Writer

This next series of articles will be focusing on the different styles of Yoga, explained by some of the top Instructors in our area. The first sequence (so to speak) is about the more softer side of Yoga and how beneficial it can be to our intense everyday lives. Being more of a Vinyassa, Power Yoga type of guy, I was introduced to the lighter side of Yoga last year and from the moment I first sat down to stretch, I knew I’ve been missing out on half the Asana practice. Rather than fast asanas and chatarangas, the average stretch can range between 3-5 minutes per posture. Even sitting in a simple pigeon or frog posture for a minute will awaken the ligaments, joints and even the bones that are not used to being stretched during your typical Hatha practice. I am of course referring to Vinayssa’s distant cousins, “Yin and Restorative Yoga”. Michelle Tamblin, a teacher’s teacher when it comes to Yin and Restorative was kind enough to be interviewed for this month’s Tales From the Mat: Hi Michelle, tell us about yourself! I was first introduced to yoga in college at the University of Redlands in California. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing and my professor/mentor was also a yoga teacher. I have always had an interest in alternative healing practices; I am a Reiki Master Teacher, Integrated Energy Therapy Practitioner and have completed the course in Becoming the Human Crystal through the Crystalis Institute. Originally from NH, I love the outdoors and also do nature photography. I began a serious yoga practice 11 years ago and graduated from the Anuttara 200 hour yoga teacher training in July 2011 and continued to study at Anuttara completing 100 hours of Raja Yoga training in February 2012. Please tell us about your experience with Yin yoga. Anuttara Raja is a unique practice with some similarities to Yin. The poses are held for longer periods of time, typically 3-5 minutes, with the same goal of accessing the connective tissues. The practice is done in a heated room and has specific sequencing and different postures compared to Yin. I absolutely loved this class. It is a very meditative practice, and yet challenging for the body, (I am not naturally very flexible to begin with) and for the mind to become quiet and stay in stillness. By holding the poses for longer periods of time, different emotions begin to surface, which can be very confrontational, but allows greater awareness of the Self. I began to see an increase in my flexibility and range of motion within a short period of consistent practice. I was offered a class teaching Yin at Simply Yoga and a class teaching Raja at Anuttara and began to focus on this style as my main teaching. I had an opportunity to take Yin Yoga training with Joe Barnett who is a senior student of Paul Grilley and his primary teaching assistant. Here I gained a more in depth understanding of anatomy and how to modify each posture to accommodate different ranges of motion, depending on flexibility or injuries. Yin is a practice available to almost all levels of students. Even though most poses are done either seated or lying down, some are quite challenging. We tend to lose flexibility as we age and it is one of the best practices to do

Yoga Instructor Michelle Tamblin

to improve mobility. I have continued to study an increase my knowledge, also completing training in Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater. What are the main differences between Restorative and Yin yoga? Many people confuse Restorative with Yin, or try to blend them together, but the objective of the two practices is completely different. In Yin Yoga the goal is to stress the connective tissues, accessing large areas of fascia and dropping down into the ligaments and joints. In Restorative Yoga, the goal is deep rest and relaxation. The poses are held even longer than in Yin, and props are used to completely support the body so that comfort is established. Relaxation is achieved where there is no movement, no effort and the mind is quiet. This practice helps to release chronic stress which is the main contributing factor to all illnesses. In letting go of long held patterns of tension in the body, we are able to access our own healing capabilities. An environment is created where the student feels safe and supported to allow for a deep opening and letting go. Restorative Yoga benefits the central nervous system, and organ systems, lowering the heart rate and blood pressure and aiding in digestion to name a few. Unlike Yin, which focuses mainly in the hips, pelvis, and lower spine, Restorative focuses on the spine, moving it in all six directions and including one inverted pose. It balances the energy in the body, restoring what has been depleted. It is available to a wider range of students because of the support and props for each pose. The poses can be selected specifically for what the student needs and less poses are done in the practice. It is my own personal favorite practice. What makes your teaching unique? I believe in incorporating different modalities to heal the body, mind, and spirit and I am passionate about yoga and the benefits each person can gain from practicing. Yoga has been an integral part of my own healing journey. I like to add affirmations into my practices and my favorite affirmation is: Everything is in Divine and Perfect Order right now. I find this a great affirmation to assist in letting go and trusting the process. All will work out exactly as it’s meant to! So where do you teach, and how can someone contact you? I currently teach yoga classes at Anuttara Yoga Shala, Simply Yoga, and Say Fitness. I offer privates in Yoga, Reiki, IET and Crystal Healing as well as Angel card and Tarot readings. Please feel free to come check out a class or email me at michelletamblyn10@ Namaste

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festivities, the hotel was host to pool, pizza and pajama parties for the competitors. In a pre-WPA Competition bulletin, Pucker gave information about the Delray Downtowner for free rides around Downtown Delray Beach. Teammates Kyra Cromwell and Mady Testa, two California girls from just north of San Francisco, made the trip to the WPA in Delray Beach to compete in the Teen Division, Solo Routine and Duo competitions. “I love traveling with my team because we are one big family. During these events, there is a lot of team bonding going on. I like the aura around World’s Perfect Athlete,” said Cromwell. Jolee Guthrie-Denton, 12, and 16 of her teammates from Woodward, Okla., made the trip to Delray to compete in the 2015 WPA.

Denton, an Oklahoma’s Perfect Athlete Preteen showcased her routines in dance as a soloist, leaper and twirler. At Delray Beach’s WPA, she won the title of World’s Perfect Dancer and was invited to Team USA and earned a part-scholarship and invitation to the World’s Competition of Performing Arts. “This has been a very good experience. My family actually decided to make this a weeklong vacation. We have been in the ocean everyday boogie boarding,” said Guthrie-Denton. “We’re staying a block and a half from here. I think it’s great,” said Penny Guthrie, Jolee’s mother. For more information about the WPA, visit or www.

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unscented bleach (for sterilizing); fire extinguisher; lighter or waterproof matches; non-perishable food (canned soups, meats, tuna, fruits and vegetables), Parmalat milk or powdered milk; peanut butter and jelly; crackers/cookies; freeze dried coffee and tea; cereals and dried snack foods. • Be sure you have enough of your prescription medication (2-week supply). • Stop by the ATM and get some cash (ATMs may not work after a storm or may run out of money). • Make sure your cars’ gas tanks are full (the power may be out or gas stations could run out of gas before a storm). • Pick up enough gas to power generators for at least a few days. • Make sure you have a full propane tank or charcoal for your grill. • Be sure to charge your phones, computers, tablets, etc. or pick up a car charger. • Develop an emergency plan and decide whether you will stay or leave if a storm hits. If you’re in an evacuation zone, you’ll need to know where you’re going (a shelter, a hotel, a friend’s house). You also need to leave well in advance so you’re not stuck on the road during a storm. • Make plans for your pets – shelters will not accept pets, so decide where they’ll go and what to do with your fur friends. • Take pictures or videotape your valuables and property and take a home inventory (note serial numbers, makes and models and if you have receipts, put them into a file or scan them). • Make sure you have a safe and secure place for your important documents (consider a safe deposit box). • Have plenty of books, magazines, games and toys on hand for the family to do in case the power goes out. • Make ice in your icemaker and bag it up in the freezer (or pick up some bags of ice). • Make sure you have storm shutters and know how to use them. If not, pick up plywood, nails and tools and have them on hand before a Hurricane Watch or Warning is announced. During a Storm If you’re in a Hurricane Watch area, stay tuned to the weather on the radio, TV or internet and make sure your storm preparations are complete. If it changes to a Hurricane Warning, this is when you need to put up your storm shutters, and/or evacuate (not before). You should evacuate if you are directed to do so by local authorities, if you’re in an unsecure or high-rise building or mobile home or along the coast and/or a flood prone area. If you do leave your home, be sure to lock up and secure your belongings (inside and out). Back up your computer and unplug electronics. Move them to a safe location in

your home away from windows and doors and off the floor. Execute your emergency plan and bring your family, pets and important items, such as hard-to-replace documents and photos, with you. If you are staying, prepare to hunker down for the long haul. Emergency crews (fire, police, ambulance) will not come out after the winds are at tropical storm strength (35 mph) and for some time after the storm. Fill up your bathtub with water and add a little bit of bleach (you can use it to wash and flush toilets after a storm). Stay inside and find a safe room away from windows and doors. Don’t go out if you hear a lull in the wind – this could be the eye of the storm and winds will start up again soon. If necessary, find a safe space in a closet or interior hallway on the bottom floor. You also can lie on the floor under a table or big sturdy object for protection. Keep a battery-operated radio or TV nearby and stay tuned for weather updates. Turn off your circuit breakers either before or right after you lose power (leave on one breaker for a lamp so you know when power comes back on).

After a Storm During and after a storm, your home may experience power outages. Power companies will not start to repair or restore power until wind speeds are below 35 mph. Be patient and accept this is part of life after a hurricane. After Hurricane Wilma in 2005, the power was out in my area in Delray Beach for two weeks. You can get updates about the power on local TV and radio and on FPL’s website ( Be careful walking around outside – there could be downed power lines and dangerous debris. Call or contact FPL to report downed lines or lines that are sparking or obviously unsafe. Never operate generators inside, in the garage or carport. Make sure the generator is outdoors in a well-vented space and away from any open windows, doors, AC units or intake vents. Be sure to secure it with a lock to a tree, fence or immovable structure. Many generators are stolen after a storm. WPTV Channel 5’s website offers a very helpful, customized hurricane guide with your closest shelter, evacuation and storm surge zones, a checklist of supplies and emergency numbers and much more. Go to www.wptv. com/weather/hurricaneplus. You can also pick up a hurricane guide at any Publix.

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Cutting Edge, Natural Care for the DIZZY Patient By Dr. John Conde Special to The Pineapple “Dizziness” is a vague term used by patients to describe the perception of many different abnormal sensations. These abnormal sensations include the perception that the room or self is spinning, an imbalance or lack of coordination when walking (disequilibrium), or simply lightheadedness or the sensation of almost fainting (presyncope). True vertigo falls into this broad category of “dizziness” and is essentially the sensation of spinning with associated nausea. What kind of vertigo/dizziness do I have? Vertigo can be broken down into two major groups; central and peripheral. Central vertigo means that the origin is somewhere in the brain, either from a pathological (ex; tumor) or physiological (poor functioning nerve cells) lesion. Peripheral vertigo implies that the origin is somewhere in the organs of the inner ear. Examples of peripheral vertigo include benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s disease, labyrinthitis, and migraine-associated vertigo. BPPV is by far the most common occurring at a rate of 64 per 100,000 people. The causative agents are canaliths (canal rocks) that form in the fluid filled canals of the inner ear and result in a mismatch of sensory information producing the spinning sensation. Physiological causes are also becoming more prevalent in society and are thought to be promoted by poor functioning nerve cells in the brainstem and in a certain part of the brain called the cerebellum responsible for balance and coordination. Lastly, cervicogenic vertigo is an exception as it is neither central nor peripheral and is thought to arise due to neck trauma, muscle spasm, and restricted neck motion. What can I do at home to reduce the symptoms of an acute bout of vertigo/

dizziness? Avoid the head positions that trigger the positional vertigo, ensure that your head is in a propped up position if lying on your back, and lastly pick a stationary object in your room and fixate your eyes on it until the symptoms abide. What cutting edge treatment protocols can help my sensation of dizziness? Conservative treatment of vertiginous symptoms secondary to BPPV include Epley’s maneuver, Semont’s maneuver, and general habituation exercises. The focus of these treatments is to reposition the canaliths (canal rocks) in the canals of the inner ear to non-offending positions. Treatment for physiologically induced vertigo aims at locating the aberrant or poor functioning nerve cells and applying a graded stimulus such as caloric irrigation (applying hot or cold water in the ear) rotatory activation (spins), balancing exercises, canal positioning techniques, oculomotor exercises (eye exercises), hemifield visual stimulation, oxygen acquiring techniques and one-sided chiropractic adjustments to improve the function of these cells. Dr. John Conde is a Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist. He has achieved Diplomate status through the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. Dr. John Conde is the owner of The Conde Center For Chiropractic Neurology, which integrates traditional chiropractic medicine with advanced neurological rehabilitation protocols. The conditions treated range from orthopedic injuries such as lumbar disc herniations and shoulder rotator cuff tendinitis to neurological lesions such as stroke and brain injuries. The office can be reached at 561330-6096 and at

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High Blood Pressure By Edward Scarlett Special to The Pineapple About 70 million American adults (29%) have high blood pressure More than 360,000 American deaths in 2013 included high blood pressure as a primary or contributing cause. High blood pressure increases your risk for dangerous health conditions such as; first heart attack, first stroke, chronic heart failure, kidney trouble, and trouble with memory or understanding. Uncontrolled high blood pressure may also affect your ability to think, remember and learn. There are two types of high blood pressure. Primary (essential) hypertension For most adults, there is no identifiable cause of high blood pressure. Secondary hypertension Some people have high blood pressure caused by an underlying condition. Obstructive sleep apnea, kidney problems, adrenal gland tumors, thyroid problems, certain defects in blood vessels you’re born with (congenital) High blood pressure has many risk factors, including: Age, race, family history, being overweight or obese, not being physically active, using tobacco, too much salt (sodium) in your diet, too little potassium in your diet, drinking too much alcohol, stress. Certain chronic conditions, and irregular cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone produced from cholesterol in the two adrenal glands located on top of each kidney. It is normally released in response to events and circumstances such as waking up in the morning, exercising, and acute stress. Considering the many stressors in our lives, an issue with cortisol levels can effect many roles in the body’s effort to carry out its processes. Medications Used to Control High Blood Pressure Diuretics (water pills). Your doctor may first suggest diuretics — also called water pills. Diuretics work by flushing excess water and sodium from the body Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. These allow blood vessels to widen

by preventing the formation of a hormone called angiotensin. Angiotensin II receptor blockers. These help blood vessels relax by blocking the action of angiotensin Beta-blockers. These work by blocking certain nerve and hormonal signals to the heart and blood vessels, thus lowering blood pressure. Calcium channel blockers. These prevent calcium from going into heart and blood vessel muscle cells, thus causing the cells to relax Renin inhibitors. Renin is an enzyme produced by your kidneys that starts a chain of chemical steps that increases blood pressure And now for some good news. I have been using acupuncture as a painless, holistic, noninvasive method of controlling high blood pressure for many years now. Studies from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have concluded that their data strongly shows that acupuncture SHOULD be included in the hypertension guidelines and widely used for blood pressure regulation. The study consisted of 34 patients who have been using 1 to 3 medications without success for at least two years. The patients also experienced unpleasant side effects from their medications. After 15 sessions of acupuncture the average diastolic pressure was reduced from 163 to 129 and the diastolic from 94 to 79. The NIH concluded that acupuncture should be Included in hypertension treatment guidelines and widely used for blood pressure regulation. Dr. Edward Scarlett is an expert in multiple Acupuncture and Body Work techniques. He has studied biological and functional medicine in the U.S. and Germany. Dr. Scarlett is certified in injection therapy as well, and utilizes nutrition, detoxification, along with Electoral Dermal Screening of the body and advanced lab screenings to customize a program for each patient. For information visit www.Aliveandwellacupuncture. com. or call 561-272-7816.

briefs Genesis Community Health 5th Anniversary Open House Reception, Aug. 13

What: Genesis Community Health, a nonprofit health clinic dedicated to serving patients of all economic levels, is inviting residents to take part in a series of free health screenings and wellness programs during National Health Center Week, August 9-15, 2015. The weeklong schedule of FREE medical consultations will help residents take a proactive approach to managing their health and introduce them to the comprehensive healthcare and dental services offered at Genesis, which is now located at Bethesda Hospital East, 2815 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach. On Aug. 13, the public is invited to celebrate Genesis’ move and expansion at a 5th Anniversary Open House Reception with tours and refreshments. The Open House will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the Genesis’ new clinic location, adjacent to Bethesda’s ER. Each day of the week, Genesis will address different health issues. Some events will be held in the Main Lobby of Genesis’ new center and other events will be held in its Administrative Offices, 2623 S. Seacrest Blvd., on the Basement Level: • Monday, August 10 – 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. – HIV Education/Testing, Main Lobby • Tuesday, August 11 – 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. – Nutritional Education/Blood Pressure checks, Main Lobby • Tuesday, August 11 – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Dental Screenings, Administrative Offices • Wednesday, August 12 – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Dental Education, Main Lobby • Thursday, August 13 – 9 a.m.-12 p.m. – Nutritional Education, Main Lobby • Thursday, August 13 – 4-6 p.m. – Open House Reception • Friday, August 14 – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Resource Center, Main Lobby Where: Main Lobby, 2815 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33435 Offices are located on the First Floor,

adjacent to Bethesda’s Emergency Room. Administrative Offices, 2623 S. Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33435 Offices are located on the Basement Level. About National Health Center Week: The second week in August every year is dedicated to celebrating Community, Migrant, Homeless and Public Housing Health Centers for providing access to affordable, cost-effective health care. Community health centers, such as Genesis, focus on making sure medically vulnerable and underserved populations know that high-quality healthcare services are available to them. To learn more, visit www. For more information, please call 561.735.6553 or visit

The Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation Events in August Strikes for Life

Where: Strikes Bowling Alley (21046 Commercial Trail Boca Raton, FL 33486) Description: Bowl for a cause at the upcoming Strikes for Life bowling tournament benefiting Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation. Cash prizes will be awarded to participants coming in 1st through 5th place. Price: $60/person entrance fee Contact: Gregg Francis at 561-982-2900 or at To register:

Comedy Hypnosis.

Where: The Embassy Suites (661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton, FL) When: Thursday, August 6th cocktail hour begins at 6 pm, comedy begins at 7 pm. Description: A comedic evening of laughter and fun with Glenn Miller benefiting the Gift of Life. Price: $30/person, $50/couple, $40/person at the door. Each ticket includes 2 drinks and hors d’oevres. Contact: Marti Freund at 561-982-2900 or at Link to Register:

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How to stop having panic attacks By Dr. Raul Rodriguez The Pineapple Contributing Writer If you have ever had an actual panic attack then you probably started reading this because you NEVER want to have another one. Panic attacks are bad. They feel like death; like what we imagine a heart attack to feel like if not worse. They scare us and terrify us as much as a near death experience would. I would argue that many actual heart attacks do not feel as bad as most panic attacks do. Panic attacks are truly horrible yet so common. Why do they happen? How do you make them go away? In order to accomplish that, you must first understand how they work. A panic attack is an abrupt, intense escalation of anxiety that overwhelms the affected individual with disabling physical and psychological symptoms. The symptoms include any combination of a racing heart, difficulty breathing, a sense of loss of control, shaking, lightheadedness, sweating, intense fear, nausea, tunnel vision, and a sense of impending death. They can occur for any number of reasons, including just coming on spontaneously for no apparent reason. The experience can be so bad that anticipatory anxiety can develop, with a persisting fear of when the next attack may occur. Anticipatory anxiety can lead to avoidant behavior, with an affected individual starting to avoid situations that they associate with an attack. This a big part of why many people cannot use elevators, go on planes, go into supermarkets, or drive on the highway. Left untreated, the world of an affected person can shrink quickly. This is why proper identification and treatment of a panic attack related disorder is so important. Proper diagnosis of a panic attack related disorder includes consideration of contributing factors and situations. Excessive anxiety to an irrational degree due to a specific object, animal or situation can indicate a Specific Phobia. Examples of this include Arachnophobia (fear of spiders), Acrophobia (fear of heights), and Coulrophobia (fear of clowns). When the provocative situation specifically involves social interactions with other people, Social Phobia is suspected. Abuse of drugs and overuse of caffeine could easily cause panic attacks in many otherwise calm people. Random panic attacks out of the blue, with no apparent trigger, can be seen in Panic Disorder. Treatment is critical, to avoid psychological progression and worsening of any of these conditions. Contrary to popular belief, medications are not the best way of controlling a panic attack that has already started. Medications take time to be absorbed into the bloodstream, typically longer than the duration of an actual attack. Breathing in and out of a small paper bag, as often depicted in the movies, actually works to subdue an active eruption of anxiety. This technique, known as “carbon dioxide rebreathing”, works by normalizing the pH of the blood that would otherwise have risen too high from breathing off too much carbon dioxide during hyperventilation. Meditation, visual imagery, and calming mantras can also stop attacks. Leaving or “escaping” from an anxietyprovoking situation may alleviate symptoms in the moment, but can worsen fear of similar situations in the future. Prevention of future attacks is the ultimate goal of treatment. Medications and psychotherapy can be very effective in the prevention of anxiety and panic. Medications that act by increasing Serotonin, such as the entire class of Serotonin Selective Reuptake Inhibitors (often called SSRI’s), are preferred over tranquilizers such as Xanax, Valium and Ativan. These types of tranquilizers, from the Benzodiazepine class of medications, are effective for controlling anxiety in the short term but much less adept at long term prevention. They tend to create physical dependence if taken regularly for a prolonged period of time and have the potential for causing addiction. SSRI’s have the potential to completely prevent the occurrence of future panic attacks and can be weaned off over time, especially following a successful course of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, especially Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), can be highly effective in teaching tools and coping skills to manage and prevent anxiety. These benefits are much longer lasting and are the best ways to allow someone to come off of medications at some point. Therapy is often done in combination with the medications at first, to give the most relief in the shortest amount of time. Other non-medical fundamentals such

as eliminating caffeine, increasing exercise, and getting enough sleep will help yield the best results. Certain medical tests, such as screening for thyroid disease, help assess for treatable medical causes of anxiety. Unchecked anxiety and panic attacks can ruin a person’s quality of life. This is completely avoidable now with so many medical and nonmedical treatments available. If you already suffer from panic attacks or another anxiety disorder, realize that your condition is very treatable and potentially curable. The next step is to seek out help and engage an effective treatment regimen. Dr. Rodriguez is the founder, CEO and Medical Director of the Delray Center For Healing, which offers outpatient anxiety treatment programs for comprehensive treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Phobias and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Delray Center For Healing 403 SE 1st Street, Delray Beach, FL 33483 • 888-699-5679

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By Ronna L. Clements The Pineapple Contributing Writer Limes are native to southeastern Asia and they have been cultivated for thousands of years. Historians started mentioning limes around the time of the Crusades, and in 1626, Sir Thomas Herbert spoke of finding oranges, lemons, and limes on the island of Mohelia, off Mozambique. Lime trees grew on the island of Haiti as early as 1514 and the cultivated lime spread from the West Indies to Florida. Wild lime groves found in the Florida Keys were planted by a gentleman named Henry Perrine in 1838. Congress granted him land for growth of economical plants. Today, Florida grows most of the limes in this country. California is second in production and Mexico is a close third. The therapeutic value of limes is very high as they are one of the most alkalinizing foods. They are extremely good for arthritis because of their high Vitamin C content. A drink mixed of lime juice with coconut water is a wonderful cooler for the brain and nervous system. Limes are good for a brain with a great deal of “hot blood” in it, which usually shows itself in anger, hatred, or other brain disturbances. Like lemons, limes are very high in Vitamin C, are a good source of Vitamin B1, and are rich in potassium.

Limes make a delicious dressing for fish, and when added to melons, bring out the natural flavor of the melon. Sub-acid fruits, such as apples, pears, plums, peaches, grapes, and apricots tend to digest well with this citrus fruit. Limes spoil easily and if they have a dry and leathery skin, they should be avoided. They are best stored in a cool, dry place. So, when you want to add a spring to your step and a little bit of zest to your life, put some lime juice on your food or in your coconut water. The vibrant taste is refreshing any time of the day. Enjoy! Ronna Clements is a Natural Health & Wellness Innovator who has been helping people lead healthier lives for over 25 years. She is a Certified Specialist in Cellular Regeneration & Detoxification, Advanced Colon Hydrotherapy and Iridology. Ronna can be reached at: or 561-632-9187

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Biz • August 2015 • 1 CONDO WATCH South Palm Beach County Soars - See page 3 I AUGUST 2015

Artists Alley sold for $4.5 million

DELRAY BEACH, FL – The properties along Northeast Fourth Street known as “Artists Alley” in Delray Beach (330, 350 and 358) recently sold for $4.5 million to SW Delray Artists Alley LLC, owned by local South Florida resident Joe White. White’s goal is to make improvements in the area, while maintaining the buildings for current tenants. The properties located within the Pineapple Grove Arts District serve as space for more than 30 artists. White said he is inspired by Miami’s Wynwood District’s concept of showcasing art and artists, yet intends to preserve the quaint, friendly character of Delray Beach. “The purchase is a strategic, long-term acquisition for Joe who has the vision and expertise to transform the area into the arts incubator the City of Delray is looking for,” said Michael Lohmann of NGKF Capital Markets. Lohmann acted as broker along with Tyler Knight of Knight Group. Long before Delray Beach was a hot real estate market, Joe White recognized value in the seaside town. He invested in several properties over the past five years, improving formerly blighted sections of the city.

Boynton Beach CRA Continues Marina Renovation With New Boardwalk By Caryn Stumpfl The Pineapple Contributing Writer

As the next step in a multi-million-dollar and multi-phase renovation of Boynton Harbor Marina, the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) announced it will be demolishing a 30-year-old former dive shop to make room for a new boardwalk offering views of the Intracoastal Waterway, a new sea wall and additional public space. The uninhabited, pastel-green, two-story building at 700 Casa Loma Blvd., near Two Georges and the Banana Boat, will be knocked down as part of the plan to turn Boynton Harbor Marina into a public destination, according to CRA Executive Director Vivian Brooks. “It’s part of the redo of the entire marina, which included dredging the basin, adding new

docks and boat slips, upgrading the electric, building the new lighthouse entryway and building the new dock pavilion with public restrooms. The next phase is to tear down the dive shop and build a new sea wall and boardwalk,” said Brooks. The marina renovation “is part of a larger plan for the city, and the CRA has been funding it for the last seven years.” The CRA is putting the project out for bid this summer, and the renovations, expected to cost approximately $800,000, should be completed by 2016. The finished project will include a 250-foot boardwalk, a new sea wall, a 180-foot sidewalk, and 4,500 square feet of green space, including coconut trees and tropical plants. The marina already offers waterfront dining, fishing charter boats, SCUBA diving, jet ski rentals and drift fishing. The new and improved marina will Continued on page 6


There’s Something Happening Here By Jeff Perlman Courtesy

Ready for lift off. It feels good to be in on the ground floor of an opportunity. I’m one of those types who prefer building to maintaining or worse yet protecting a lead. I was fortunate to move to Delray in the 80s, when the city felt like a startup and to serve on the City Commission from 2000-07, when the Decade of Excellence had been completed and we had a blank canvas to pursue a continuation of the vision—one that built on and complemented the excellent work that had been done before our group got elected. So I was intrigued when I was asked to serve on the advisory board for Tech Runway, a new initiative at Florida Atlantic University that is seeking to build something special. Tech Runway is nestled next to the runway at Boca Airport on FAU’s

campus. The space—vast and teeming with possibility—houses start-up companies and events. It seeks to be a leading part of a growing ecosystem for entrepreneurship and technology taking root in South Florida. When it comes to the Continued on page 4

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) had considered purchasing the property to maintain the area for artists and as part of their ongoing commitment to revitalize and improve areas within the CRA district. White is not the only investor with vision in the city’s growing arts district. Bedner’s Fresh Farm Market, a more than 50-yearold business currently in Boynton Beach, is building a new location on the north entrance of Artists Alley. “With visionaries like White acquiring the properties and other’s like Bedner’s moving in, Artists Alley could become quite a destination for artists, locals and visitors within the downtown area,” said Knight.

First major strategic agreement in the US signed with Beach Aviation Academy

The Delta Drone Group and Beach Aviation Academy, based in Boca Raton, announced the conclusion of a strategic agreement for the training of pilots to operate UAV’S (Drone) on a commercial basis in the United States and the Caribbean (in particular the Bahamas). In terms of course content, this partnership will be implemented in close collaboration with École Française du Drone (French Drone School), a subsidiary of Delta Drone both with regard to core and sector-specific contents. Civilian UAV pilot training for professional use is an essential prerequisite for operating on US territory in compliance with best practices and safety rules, in accordance with the FAA’s regulations. Training will primarily be based on mastering the Air ware technology in terms of preparing and managing flight plans and on the Delta Y, a fixed wing UAV designed and manufactured by Delta Drone. For more visit

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CONDO WATCH: South Palm Beach County

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Palm Beach County has put forth quite a show so far in July with the county selling 725 condos and a grand total of more than $162 million in just the first three weeks of the month. This works out to an average individual condo price of over $224,482. Not only is the amount of sales impressive by itself but Palm Beach counties 725 sales is more than MiamiDade and Broward who have sold 642 and 703 respectively. Specifically in Boynton, Delray Beach and Boca Raton they have clocked in a total $63.4 million in sales so far this month, averaging out to $180,008 per condo. Like last month Boca Raton has performed well leading the entire county with $26.4 million in total sales volume ($2 million more than Delray, which was the second highest). The three major cities have made up about 50% of all sales closed and 40% of the total sales volume in the county. In fact, within the top ten Boca is ranked first, with Delray at second and Boynton landing at seventh. Boynton has been quite the surprise these past two months with $12 million in the first half of June and $12.9 million so far in July, holding its own next to the power houses like Boca and Delray. One of Delray’s condos made it to the top ten most expensive condos sold so far in July. With not one of the top ten being under a million dollars, Delray still found its way to the top. The 2 bedroom, 2,500 square foot Bermuda High West Condo unit sold for $1,125,000 averaging out to $450 per square foot. Not only is the amount it sold for impressive but how quickly it sold for, only being on the market for a little over three months. Promise Becoming Less of a Question Last month we wrote how Palm Beach’s accomplishments in a vacuum sound impressive and how any city around the country would want the numbers of Boynton, Boca and Delray. However those numbers will always be compared to Miami-Dade which belittles Palm Beach’s accomplishments. So far in July it shows Palm Beach beating not only Dade but also Broward as well in total

condo units sold at 725. Not only did Palm Beach come out on top in number of units sold but it also topped Broward in total sales volume by over $27 million (Palm Beach volume $162.7M, Broward volume $135M). As expected Palm Beach did not top Miami’s $231 million total sales volume but that’s exactly why we have seen some of Dade’s condo buying creep up to Broward. Counties like Palm Beach and Broward offer the luxurious sunny Florida beach front condo for a fraction of the price Miami does. Buyers are beginning to realize this and that is why more and more of them are going to Broward to buy condos. Numbers compiled by condo.

com have showed a 17% increase in the average price of a condo in Broward so far this year compared to last year due to an increase in demand of condos in Broward. With business already beginning to move north from Miami into Broward who is to say we won’t or haven’t begun to see the migration further north into Palm Beach? July’s numbers have not only shown huge promise for Palm Beach but it has shown it is a serious player among Dade and Broward. Palm Beach sold more condo units than both counties, had more total sales volume than Broward, and is selling condos for almost half the price of Dade. Numbers not easily ignored.

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FAU Tech Runway announces open call for startup applicants Applications are being accepted for the third class of Venture Vintage companies at Florida Atlantic University’s Tech Runway. Startups are sought in all industries with an emphasis in technology. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 21. The program application process includes a business plan, pitch deck, three letters of recommendation and a bio for each founder. Criteria for evaluation will include, but are not limited to, the market opportunity, distinctive competence/competitive advantage, financial understanding of revenue model and investment potential. The five selected companies will receive a $25,000 non-equity grant, participate in a 16-week intensive boot camp as well as a mentor-driven program, and also will provide collaborative workspace for one year. In addition to the startup support, FAU Tech Runway also provides access to strategic partners. “Helping get the word out to promote entrepreneurs in South Florida is something this community needs to gain national or international acclaim,” said Danielle Silverman, chief operation officer of BYL Network, who has given an in-kind gift valued at $250,000 for startup commercials at FAU Tech Runway to help gain traction in the market. “This is a great opportunity for the world to see first-hand the quality of South Florida entrepreneurs,” said Kimberly Gramm, associate vice president of FAU Tech Runway. For full application guidelines or to apply, visit

Big Joe Stout Releases New Leadership Book: ‘When Everyone Leads, Everyone Wins’ Author, speaker, and filmmaker Big Joe Stout has recently released his new book, “When Everyone Leads, Everyone Wins.” “This book has been in the works for several years,” said Big Joe. “One of my greatest skills is observation, and throughout my life, I have had amazing opportunities to observe leadership in action. The pages of my book reflect those observations and it is the fabric of what I consider to a very simple and sensible approach to leadership.” The message that comes through loud and clear throughout “When Everyone Leads, Everyone Wins” is anyone can lead. Anyone with one very key quality. “Leadership is all about character and integrity,” Big Joe added. “People grow up thinking they aren’t leaders because they don’t have a big personality or they don’t have a title or a position of leadership. Those things don’t matter, and it’s my belief that once more people step up to the plate and start leading, in whatever way suites their personality, the better everything becomes for everyone. Hence the title, ‘When Everyone Leads, Everyone Wins.’ I realize this concept challenges traditional thinking, and that many people connect leadership with an appearance, a personality, or a position. I believe that understanding and embracing leadership skills, no matter what position you hold, improves and enhance the life experience. It applies to careers, social life, volunteerism, business, and family life. Leadership touches everything,” Big Joe said.

The concept is referred to as “team leadership,” and the book provides readers with an easy to follow game plan on what to do and how to do it. It applies to those in positions of power, and those who fill a role in the group objective. “The greatest teams, the most successful companies, and the families who enjoy life the most, have leadership throughout. It’s not a follow the leader’s a be a leader mindset. Working as a group, embracing and practicing leadership, and relinquishing ego are the major keys to success at every level. I often ask CEO’s what it would be like if everyone in their company performed like a leader and how much easier it would be to achieve the objectives they have set forth. That’s why I always suggest that my leadership training seminars be available to everyone in the company, not just management. When you get everyone thinking the same way, your group becomes unstoppable, and the task gets easier and far more enjoyable.” The book, now available on Big Joe’s website, Amazon, Kindle, and Nook is just one part of the equation. Live leadership training is offered to businesses and groups, and there is also a 21 video, online training series for just $49.00. “What I teach, what I believe, is that the requirements to lead are choices, not skills. Character isn’t a skill, it’s a choice. Listening isn’t a skill, it’s a choice. Everything I teach is about developing choices that are available to anyone.” • 561-441-6459

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Rotary Club Downtown Boca Named Club of the Year

President Jon Kaye, Penny Morey. Mayor Susan Haynie, Outgoing President Frank Feiler and President Elect Lewis Fogel

New Officers Sworn In

BOCA RATON, FL – Jon Kaye, president of Kaye Communications, Marketing & Public Relations was inducted as the new president of the Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton at the Mad Menthemed installation dinner held June 26 at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton. Outgoing President Frank Feiler, who was honored at the event, provided a 1959 Cadillac convertible, adding to the vintage ambiance of the evening. “I look forward to an exciting year as we add the inaugural Mayor’s Ball in October to the club’s list of activities,” said Jon Kaye. Mayor Susan Haynie joined the festivities and presented a proclamation to the Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton. Other 20152016 board members and officers installed include: Lewis Fogel, president-elect, Rick Howard, Brian Long and Michael Walstom. The installation dinner, held one week after Rotary International’s annual District

6930 Conference, celebrated both the induction of new officers and a record number of awards won by the club. Jon Kaye, Frank Feiler and 13 members of the Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton took part in the District Conference with 46 clubs and more than 200 Rotarians, held at PGA National Resort June 19-21. “It was very exciting for our club to be selected and we were thrilled to be recognized for so many accomplishments,” said Feiler. “Among the honors was a Vocational Service Award for the club’s 2015 Honor Your Doctor Luncheon and a Presidential Citation Light Up Rotary Award,” Feiler said. “The final award and the highlight of the conference was for the Club of the Year in the District, presented to our club,” he added. This is the first time a Rotary Club in Boca Raton has won this award. For a complete list of 2015-2016 officers and board members and District Conference awards, please visit:

Why Choosing a Fiduciary Just Makes Sense By Hayden Burrus, Type Z Finance Special to The Pineapple Although I write a finance blog, I’ll admit it, sometimes reading blog posts and doing internet research is not enough when making the most important financial decisions. You want to talk to a person and be comfortable that you are making the right decision. Of course you are nervous; you’ve heard there are a lot of sharks out there who are just trying to fleece you out of your money. Here are a few tips to help you narrow down your search to advisors who have a legal duty to make the decisions that are in your best interest. Yes, that’s right. There are plenty of financial advisors who have no such duty at all! Let me explain: There are two defined standards of care for financial professionals serving clients. The first and weakest standard is the “Suitability Standard.” This standard states that: “firms and their associated persons “must have a reasonable basis to believe” that a transaction or investment strategy involving securities that they recommend is suitable for the customer.” (See the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority website,, for more information.) That standard sounds great until you learn that other professionals are held to a different standard called the “Fiduciary Standard.” This standard states that a fiduciary is: “one who acts in utmost good faith, in a manner he or she reasonably believes to be in the best interest of the client.” The Certified Financial Planning (CFP) Board further adds, “A certificant shall at all times place the interest of the client ahead of his or her own.” (See the CFP website at for more details.) The fiduciary standard is much stronger and I personally don’t understand why anyone seeking financial advice would settle for anything less. Those advisors that follow the fiduciary standard have to look out for your best interests and put you first. Those that follow a suitability standard or some other standard don’t have to put you first, and many times put their own interests above all else. The following example helps hammer the point home. Let’s say that when Sally Workerbee was looking for life insurance, she found a financial advisor who followed

the suitability standard. His recommendation may go something like this: “Ms. Workerbee, I can see that a whole life policy is suitable for your need to provide for your family. It can also provide for your retirement. I have found a whole life policy at WaytooExpensive Life Assurance Company that will provide coverage suitable for your needs. The price is $1,500 per year from now until you are 65.” The suitability advisor will then go home excited that once Sally’s check clears, the life insurance company will send him $1,500; every renewal year, he will get another $150. No wonder he recommended the whole life policy. Now let’s see how the recommendation would be different from an advisor who followed the fiduciary standard: “Ms. Workerbee, I see that you need life insurance, and I recommend that you purchase a term life policy because it is cheaper than the other policy types and you do not need the additional coverages that the other policy types offer. I recommend that you get a 15year term. You won’t need insurance after that. You can go online and buy such a policy for about $25 per month. I will gladly help you through that process if you wish, and I will charge my standard hourly rate for that service. The advisor following the fiduciary standard goes home happy that he helped Sally out and looks forward to working with her again whenever she needs additional financial advice. The key takeaways are: • Choose an advisor following a fiduciary standard. This should be non-negotiable on your part. • Don’t get fooled into thinking a suitability standard is “good enough.” • All the suitability standard says is that a recommendation must be suitable; it doesn’t have to be in your best interest. • The fiduciary standard requires the advisor to act in the best interest of their clients. How could anyone settle for anything less? Hayden Burrus maintains TypeZFinance. com, a free personal finance blog. He has over 25 years of experience researching, analyzing and talking about personal finance issues. He can be reached through his website at

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entrepreneurial space you can feel the ground shifting in our region. Miami is on fire, with maker space, co-working, tech companies, VC’s and innovation in everything from augmented reality and finance to food and the arts. Fort Lauderdale is also experiencing somewhat of a renaissance downtown, with condo projects, office space and a wonderful entrepreneurial hub named Thesis (http:// In Palm Beach County, downtown Boca Raton seems on the verge and the Arvida Park of Commerce has new energy and new policies to drive investment. FAU and Lynn are gaining momentum and the county’s chief economic development office, The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County is focusing efforts and energy on entrepreneurship and retention. FAU’s Research Park, under the very capable leadership of Andrew Duffel, is also a player to be watched as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. The county’ public school system also has bright spots including Boca High’s STEM program, Atlantic’s vaunted IB program and Spanish River High School’s entrepreneurship academy. Hopefully, we can find a way to keep our young talent home, even if many might go away for college. As Scooter Willis of FAU’s Tech Garage (also an amazing asset) puts it “find a way to get as many smart people here as possible and good things will happen.” Amen. Headwinds? We have a few. A lack of VC’s. A lack of angels. A lack of seed funders. The Gold Coast Venture Capital Association is making amazing strides and should be applauded, but we need more capital willing to get in the game. Talented engineers and entrepreneurs will follow the money which historically has been in places like Austin, Boulder, Boston, the Valley and NY. We are going to need to get in the game soon and in a big way…a way that makes a

splash, hits all the blogs and is covered in Inc., and Fast Company. The dollars are here, what’s missing is the monomaniac on a mission who either can write the check or find the check and build the funding mechanism around it. Manny Medina and others are doing it in Miami. A visionary developer is doing it in Wynwood and another in Miami’s design district. While it definitely takes a village to build an ecosystem it doesn’t hurt to have a leader. Think about companies: Amazon is Bezos. Virgin is Branson. Tesla is Musk. Facebook is Zuckerberg. Same with local areas that make the leap: Fred Wilson in NYC, Brad Feld in Boulder are but two examples. In South Florida, the Knight Foundation is playing a catalytic role but there is room in Palm Beach County—room in Boca Raton and Delray Beach for leadership, vision and drive. The talent is here, if we can keep it home. The lifestyle is here. The moment is here, if we seize it. Tech Runway will be a major driver, but the beauty of building an ecosystem is it’s not a zero sum game. The rising tide does lift all boats. There’s room for many to take the ride.

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CONDO ASSOCIATIONS: HEAVEN OR HELL? By Diane Feen Special to The Pineapple We are all entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But if you live in a condominium or have a home that requires belonging to a Homeowners Association, that might not be the case. The reason is simply that there are rules and regulations that you must abide to – and sometimes it’s not easy. You might be able to have a dog, but there might be weight restrictions (with people that is not the case) or you might come home one day and your favorite ficus tree has been axed in half. And those are the easy things. If you ask some weary condo owners they will tell you that life under house rules is anything other than a day at the beach. “I lived in a condominium in Delray Beach for over 20 years. When my husband died my roof started leaking and the board just ignored me. I also had rats and mold, but there was no management company so the board just saw me as a trouble maker,” said Ellen who ended up leaving Delray Beach and moving to Ft. Myers. Whether it’s a gender issue or not condo boards can be terrific or terrifying. “A condo board (if there is no management company) has a fiduciary duty to the owners to collect maintenance, spend the money wisely and maintain the property. They cannot meet behind closed doors, everything has to be out in the open,” said real estate lawyer David F. Anderson of LLM. Although Anderson’s advice is sound and legal, it’s not always carried out. “I live in a condo where a new board just appointed themselves and began changing the bylaws of the condo. They asked for a security deposit (for renters) that escalated from $100 to $1000 and asked for new approval forms that were completed in the past,” said Susan Golden of Boynton Beach. Though a condo board cannot ask the renter of a condo to pay twice for approval paperwork, it doesn’t preclude them from harassing you or sending endless certified letters to the landlord. The good news is that if a condo board threatens to fine you, they cannot do so without putting together an independent fining committee made up of non-board members or relatives. There is also a law that prevents them from fining you more than $100 per issue (or $1000 total). “I don’t think a lot of condo board members know they cannot fine an owner. You must receive a notice 14 days in advance of a fining committee meeting so you can defend yourself. Many condo boards don’t have attorneys and don’t know the law. All board members are required to take a board certification course or sign an afidavid that they have read the

declaration and governing documents,” said lawyer Joshua Krut, partner at Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman. Condo owners are also entitled to see all official records (including financial records) for the association. All you have to do is make a written request and the board has five business days to comply after receiving your request. You can also ask to see minutes from each board meeting. If you don’t get them you can file a complaint with the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes (850-488 -1122). If the information is not sent on time your board can be fined. The lesson here is to be proactive. “If you buy into a community you need to understand the rules and restrictions. The best way to do that is to ask to see the condo documents before you buy a condo or get into an HOA. There are things you give up (and get) when in a community controlled by an HOA. You don’t have control over the color of your house or the landscaping,” said real estate attorney George Moraitis Jr. If you ask real estate attorney Ryan Poliakoff he will tell you that condo associations and HOA’s are often like dysfunctional families. “There are plenty of condos that run smoothly and don’t have many disputes. But, I’ve seen situations where there is a lot of in-fighting because younger owners want to spend money on the property and older people (who have lived in same place for 30 or 40 years) don’t want to upgrade the pool or tennis facilities because they don’t use them. Having a relationship with hundreds of strangers is very complicated. Everyone has baggage, some are aggressive and don’t play well with others,” said Poliakoff, who is senior council for Sachs, Sax and Caplan. The good news is that you can turn to the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes for help with disputes. But the bad news is that with HOA’s there’s not as much help available. Poliakoff is quick to note that lawsuits (and hiring an attorney) to fight your HOA or condo association is quite costly. “It’s often hard to navigate the legal system yourself, but if you hire an attorney (and win) the judge may award you attorney fees. A lawsuit with a trial can cost between $30,000 and $50,000.” That’s why it’s best to know your rights – and to check the state statutes when dealing with a conflict. The other words of wisdom when dealing with condo boards or HOA’s is to make nice (even if you want to rip their heads off). But, if you can’t resolve the problem you can file a complaint or sue board members. One word of advice though: “You have to be logical and ask for things that are reasonable. Complaining is one way to be ignored,” adds Anderson. How right he is.

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“create a feeling like you arrived at a particular place,” said Brooks. “Before that, with the area stuck behind a condo, there was no sense of place or arrival. We’re creating a nice landscape and a sense of a place that people will remember. I think people will enjoy coming out and sitting on the water and taking advantage of the Florida lifestyle,” said Brooks. Ultimately, the goal of the renovation will be to connect the marina with the Intracoastal to the east and west across Federal Highway to Ocean Avenue. The CRA purchased the marina in 2006, and has spent $20 million

since then renovating it. The dive shop, formerly the home of Splashdown Divers, which relocated across the street from the marina in 2011, is expected to be torn down by the end of this year. The CRA doesn’t expect to work on the project during the season, according to Brooks. “We’re shooting to get it done when it won’t interrupt their business,” said Brooks about the two waterfront restaurants and other marina businesses. “Our goal is to bring people here,” she said. “I think it will have a great impact.”

real estate briefs Posh Properties adds Michelle Yales to roster of outstanding agents

Michelle Yales is a full-time working agent and resident of Delray Beach. Michelle was raised in South Florida where she graduated from Hollywood Hills High School and Florida Atlantic University. It is in this local economy where Michelle Yales she has enjoyed a distinguished business career. She brings local knowledge and solid business experience to her real estate profession. Whether you are buying or selling, you can rest assured that Michelle will be there helping you every step along the way. She has a passion for real estate and a proven track record of making deals happen. Known to be diligent, honest and discrete, Michelle operates with the utmost integrity and reliability. She will leave no stone unturned in completing your real estate transaction.

Thor Equities bags building on booming Atlantic Avenue

( – Thor Equities paid $4.1 million for a commercial building in Delray Beach on Friday, as the New York-based firm expands its holdings in burgeoning areas of South Florida, The Real Deal has learned. The property, at 630-638 East Atlantic Avenue, features ground floor retail and office space and second floor office space, with 50 feet of frontage of Atlantic Avenue, Thor told TRD.

A rendering of 630-638 East Atlantic Avenue

According to public records, Northwood Financial Holdings, whose managing member is John Scarpa, last purchased the 9,819-squarefoot site in April 201o for $1.2 million. The building is across the street from Atlantic Crossing, the Edward Co.’s planned $200 million, nine-acre mixed-use development, which will have 82 condos, 260 apartments, 83,000 square feet of office space, and 76,000 square feet of shops and restaurants. The Related Group and Samar Hospitality also have planned developments nearby. Downtown Delray Beach is undergoing a redevelopment boom, which attracted Thor, the company said. Urban Outfitters, Fresh Produce and BCBG have recently opened stores in the area, and iPic Theater’s second South Florida location is opening one block away from 630638 East Atlantic Avenue in 2015. “Delray Beach is a rapidly growing market, with Atlantic Avenue as its prime retail corridor,” Joseph Sitt, CEO of Thor Equities, said in a statement. “There is strong demand and interest from national tenants resulting from the continued revitalization of the Delray Beach Art District, which has transformed the area into a major tourist attraction. We believe 630-638 East Atlantic Avenue will also benefit from the addition of the Atlantic Crossing development across the street, and the continued growth of Atlantic Avenue.” Thor has been focusing on commercial growth segments of South Florida, including Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Miami’s Design District and Wynwood. This spring, Thor paid $29 million for seven parcels totaling an entire block in Wynwood, adding to its portfolio there. Thor also has spent more than $100 million in the Design District, where it now holds a contiguous site totaling nearly a quarter of the district. In New York, Thor’s portfolio includes such retail sites as 597 Fifth Avenue, 693 Fifth

Avenue, 685 Fifth Avenue, 562 Fifth Avenue, 530 Fifth Avenue and 680 Madison Avenue.

Sales professional earns international designation for luxury home marketing expertise

Jessica Rosato, Luxury Residential Specialist with Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty, has earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® designation in recognition of her experience, knowledge and expertise in the luxury home market. “Jessica Rosato is an example of a real estate professional who has worked to develop market knowledge and the special skills and competencies necessary to provide exceptional service in the fine homes and estates marketplace,” said Institute President Laurie Moore-Moore, upon announcing Ms. Rosato’s designation. “Affluent buyers and sellers can turn to sales professionals who have this designation and be confident that they have special expertise and experience in the luxury home marketplace.” “I am committed to providing outstanding service to my clients,” said Ms. Rosato. “The Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® designation is evidence of my ability to meet the needs of affluent buyers and sellers. My membership in The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing also provides me with marketing tools and networking capabilities that benefit my clients.”

SafeFi gives Realtors the ability to stay connected while on job

Stadson Technology delivers the power of connected safety with SafeFi. Realtors are put at risk, daily, due to the constant interaction with strangers. This causes them to be vulnerable to crimes and uncomfortable situations. Statistics show that high rates of crime and ambush, upon Realtors have been increasing. SafeFi gives Realtors the power to quickly and discreetly get help when and where it is needed. SafeFi includes several features such as SNAPP, which utilizes your power button to alert emergency contacts and emergency services bypassing your phone’s security. SafeFi gives Realtors the power to connect with their network more securely. Timer mode can be used when you are showing a new property in an unfamiliar location. It is utilized by setting a specific time in moment of uncertainty; if the timer hits zero emergency services and your network of realtors will be contacted. USA Today recently reported that over 40% of 911 mobile callers do not have accurate location data. Text-to-911 is a new SafeFi feature that can instantly alert 911 and your network of fellow Realtors. In an emergency situation, you do not need to stress about finding the right mobile application. SafeFi eliminates the need to unlock your phone which makes contacting 911 simple and efficient. SafeFi provides you with a rescue team at the click of a button. Visit

Villaggio Reserve tops 300 homes sold at 55+ community

Villaggio Reserve, the 55-plus residential community in Delray Beach, this summer reached an historic milestone: the developer announced it had sold its 300th residence. With beautiful features, the spectacular Cabana Club resort-style clubhouse destination, and three different community-types to choose from, the record-breaking pace has put Villaggio Reserve well over 50% of homes sold. “Villaggio Reserve delivers on developer Ansca Homes’ promise of creating the address of choice for buyers looking for the next great 55-plus neighborhood,” said Ron Yuter, Senior Vice President with Ansca Homes. Residences at Villaggio Reserve range from the $290,000s through the $400,000s. “We’ve discovered the perfect combination of spaciously designed and impressive homes and a breathtaking community complex, all in the center of everything that makes Delray Beach South Florida’s most sought-after city.” “It’s well established that Delray Beach is the destination of choice for those seeking an active 55-plus lifestyle,” Yuter said. “Communities like Villaggio Reserve elevate that lifestyle to unsurpassed new levels.” Learn more at http://www.VillaggioReserve. com, or call today at (561) 440-7950.

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Focus on business in unfocused world By Allison Turner Business, Marketing & Sales Consultant Our world today is full of distractions. People are constantly multitasking even to the point of checking their social media or email while having a conversation with someone across the table at a restaurant. We have lost that personal touch and focus. Most of us have been susceptible to this. How do you slow down, appreciate the moment, still have those personal relationships with people, and stay focused on running your business? Great question! If you own a business or have a demanding job, you understand that you are constantly pulled in many directions. Often your brain is working on overdrive because you are thinking about the huge list of items you must accomplish every day. Taking a complete weekend off where you shut down and don’t think about business can be a challenge. In owning a business, you are always working. Below are 5 tips to help you stay focused in our unfocused world. These may seem simple but too often I see clients and even myself get caught up in the unfocused energy of our world. 1) Email: In business, it is now customary and even expected to have your email come to your phone. It’s not enough to check it from the office because most of us are in and out of the office way too much and clients want instant answers. It’s ok to have the email come to your phone but you determine when to read it. None of my email, business or personal, pushes through to my phone unless I ask for it to update. When I am prepared to look at email, I am focused only on email. 2) Plan Your Week: How many of us dread Mondays? Instead of hating the start to the work week, I prefer to embrace it by setting the tone and focus for the week. In business, most of us get to Monday and must hit the ground running. I often like to spend an hour on Friday or over the weekend looking at the projects that must be completed the next week and scheduling blocks of time to do just that. It gives me a focused strategy for my week. While unplanned happenings still pop up, it gives you a roadmap for the week. 3) To Do Lists: All of us have used “To Do” lists in our lives. As a small business


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owner, staying focused on the small items allows us to exceed expectations for our clients and not allow something small to slip through the cracks. In my business, I use Google calendar and tasks because I can access it from any computer or my phone. Whether you stay with the paper list or the electronic app, determine what works for you. 4) Last Minute Appointments: Most of us go above and beyond for our clients, potential clients and business associates. For a long time, I tried to make everyone happy and schedule appointments the same week if possible. For clients that is often necessary, but I have learned to schedule the rest of my appointments generally at least a week out. In this way, you maintain control of your schedule and don’t overstress yourself and more importantly your business. 5) Take Time for You: This is probably the MOST important of the five tips. Find your balance in business, family, friends, and especially you. As a business owner, this is probably the hardest to do. We are pulled in many different directions through work, significant other, kids and friends, but you must learn how to reenergize and refocus yourself in order to truly be of service to family, friends and your clients. Whether that is meditation, yoga, working out, reading, you and only you can answer the question about what that is. While these five tips may seem obvious, I work with clients that aren’t organized and seem constantly unfocused and scattered. Being successful demands that you keep your goals in sight, stay focused and be on top of your game. Allison Turner is CEO and cofounder of Business Consultants of South Florida,(BCoSF, Inc.) 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. For more information visit or call 561-276-4422.

Organizing Your Financial Life with LifeFolio By John M. Campanola Special to The Pineapple

Do you know where your critical documents are located? If a death in the family occurred, would you know where to find the will, bank documents, insurance policies, and investment statements? Would you even know whom to contact to get the documents you need? Are you in document disarray? Whether you are changing jobs, buying a home, caring for an aging loved one, experiencing a death in the family, or planning your retirement, major life events can send you into a document search tailspin. Just think about how many documents the bank requests when you apply for a home mortgage or the litany of current and historical documents that are needed to settle an estate. Because we don’t always tend to keep track of everything we have or might need to prepare for such events, unexpected circumstances send most of us scurrying to collect what’s required. A simple way to get started. If the idea of getting your financial life

in order sounds completely overwhelming, don’t fret. New York Life’s LifeFolio System can help. Available free of charge from any New York Life Agent, LifeFolio features an easy-to-complete checklist that can help you and your family to organize all your critical financial documents so they’ll be accessible when you need them. Being organized identifies what you have and helps your financial professional to review what you need to bridge any gaps in your financial strategy. When you think about it, organizing your financial life may be one of the most important gifts you’ll ever give yourself and your family. Contact a New York Life Agent today. 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

The end is just the beginning

By Jeremy Office Special to The Pineapple

Selling your business is a major lifetime milestone. In some cases this may take years to accomplish. At Maclendon we advise entrepreneurs throughout all phases of the business cycle, from start-up to exit. We have witnessed the ups and downs both financially and emotionally of entrepreneurs. According to, it is estimated that over the next 10 years, approximately $13 trillion will transition to new owners as entrepreneurial baby boomers look to the next phase in their lives. Entrepreneurs begin thinking about exiting when they want to do something else besides go to work every day. They would rather be doing something else, or are simply no longer getting the same sense of satisfaction in what they are currently doing. An exit strategy can be complex and involves personal, business, and wealth management concerns. To prepare for such a transition, what should entrepreneurs be considering? Pre-sale, business owners should determine what they want out of their business and why. This is does not necessarily mean monetary outcome, but what type of legacy do they want to leave. Most entrepreneurs would like to see the business they built last well into the future. They should look for a buyer that is like-minded and who they believe can execute on that vision and possibly take the business to the next level. To help these efforts, prepare a checklist. This could include putting a team together of lawyers, accountants, business valuation experts, and financial advisors to sit on the same side of the table and have your best interest in mind. Business owners should also understand what they have to offer. In some cases business owners have a delusional expectation of what they believe their company is actually worth, which is understandable because of all the hard work, sacrifices, and time dedicated to the success of the business. This misconception can create tension in negotiations both internally amongst trusted advisors and externally with the potential buyer. At the end of the day the company is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it. We advise our entrepreneurs to really understand the business landscape and the potential opportunity when considering a monetary number that is separate from the emotional numbers to begin negotiations. Explicitly showing the potential and value of your business should be a main focus. You want to obtain the highest value and the only way to do that is to make your business attractive to would be buyers. Whether a buyer will pay a premium price for a business depends on the efforts of the owner to adopt and implement processes that add value. What can you do to make your business more attractive to buyers?

Be aware of any issues and try to rectify them as soon as possible. Have a qualified management team in place to show the buyer that the company can run without you. One of the biggest value add to buyers is actually having a succession plan in place. Extensively planning before an exit to ensure a smooth transition may warrant a premium paid by the buyer. Be transparent as possible. Buyers do not want any surprises and if they find them in their due diligence it can immediately sour the deal. The more candid you can be the better! We could obviously go on and on and focus on the more traditional factors of preparing for an exit by cleaning up the books, updating processes, and informing current relationships, etc. but what about the non-traditional aspects? We find these aspects to be more often than not overlooked throughout the entire process. For most entrepreneurs, they have put their blood sweat and tears into building their business. We encourage our entrepreneurs to look beyond the sale of their business. What does life look like? What are some of your ambitions? Very rarely do entrepreneurs sell their business and then simply retire. Entrepreneurs should determine what they will need in post-sale life. They should reach out to advisor to develop a plan for the next stage in their life. They should treat post-sale life just as they did their business, by setting goals and striving to achieve them each year. Just like building a business, exiting one can take up time and resources as well. The farther in advance you begin to plan your exit the more options you have and the better the outcome is likely to be. We advise many entrepreneurs not to rush the process. There is no standard path and it is very unlikely things will go as planned. Just as in life, you will have surprises and unexpected events. Speak with your spouse, mentors, and advisors to get their feedback. It took partners to build the business, it will take partners to execute a succession plan. Our goal is to help you make a smooth transition and determine what is next so that you can continue to live out the life you have set out to live.

Jeremy Office, PhD, CFP, CIMA, MBA is founder and Principal of Maclendon Wealth Management in Delray Beach. Maclendon provides comprehensive financial advice to successful, affluent individuals that have an entrepreneurial mindset and are looking for a dedicated team and exceptional wealth management services. He is also co-founder and Managing Partner of SJO Worldwide a venture capital company. 855.MAC.WEALTH

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“Future Tech” event gives area students a preview of sought after high-tech STEM skills

Keiser University acquires Northwood West Palm Beach Campus


DELRAY BEACH, FL – More than 60 students and parents got a preview of the future of automotive service technology and the integration of STEM skills in transportation careers at a “Future Tech” seminar at Mercedes-Benz of Delray Beach. Universal Technical Institute (UTIOrlando) partnered with Mercedes-Benz of Delray and AutoNation to highlight the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in succeeding in today’s high-tech transportation industry. During the function, UTI-Orlando graduates who work as Mercedes-Benz technicians discussed what to expect from a career in the transportation industry, as well as the plentiful, good-paying jobs available and the rewarding work. In addition, they spoke about the skills a modern service technician needs – including professionalism, communication and knowledge of STEM. Attendees also learned about the latest innovations in automotive technology and observed Mercedes’ latest technologies, including a hydraulic suspension demonstration.

“Advanced, computer-based technologies are now at the heart of the automotive industry,” said Marion Graettinger, regional admissions director at Universal Technical Institute. “The service technicians of today must be experts in the complex systems that power vehicles. It’s critical that skilled technicians understand science, technology, engineering and mathematics – and that they apply that knowledge to repair today’s vehicles.” According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, technicians are in demand. The nation will need more than 1.2 million automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine service technicians by 2022. This means an average of more than 37,000 job openings every year to help meet the need. “Filling open technician positions is not an easy task,” said Gary Schwaller, service manager at Mercedes-Benz of Delray. “By partnering with UTI-Orlando to host events like ‘Future Tech,’ we hope to inspire the future of the transportation industry and recruit their highly-skilled, professional graduates.” For more information visit

eiser University (KU) proudly announces that it has achieved its long term goal of establishing its flagship campus in Florida with the acquisition of Northwood University’s West Palm Beach campus finalized on July 1, 2015. The campus located at 2600 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach will become Keiser University’s second West Palm Beach location with an existing campus located on Vista Parkway. This acquisition was made possible in part through a benefactor’s $10 million donation, ensuring that the students at the West Palm Beach campus of Northwood University will complete their education in an effective and seamless manner as Keiser University students. As the 18th location and new flagship campus, this development ties together even greater opportunity for KU to continue contributing fully to the talent and workforce pipeline. When the acquisition plan was announced this past March, Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor and CEO, stated, “We are committed to continuing to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding, and talent needed to compete globally and achieve their dreams. This agreement will allow our regionallyaccredited, not-for-profit university to meet our goal to provide students with a residential, traditional, educational experience in West Palm Beach, Florida.”

“At the new location, Keiser University has begun expanding degree offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Keiser University has always practiced a ‘students first’ philosophy as it helps prepare students for rewarding and meaningful careers, and we look forward to doing the same on our flagship campus,” Keiser continued. Keiser University confirmed that the 17 existing Northwood University – West Palm Beach athletic teams, which are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) conference, will continue without any disruption. In fact, next month Keiser University’s College of Golf and Sport Management located in Port St. Lucie will be relocating to 12 acres on the former Northwood University property as part of Keiser’s commitment to grow the athletic programs, and invest in the development of future business leaders in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. Earlier Belinda Keiser, Vice Chancellor of Keiser University, announced another exciting development being proposed, a new Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation. She said that it is intended to prepare graduates to start their own businesses and reach greater heights in their chosen professions as many Keiser University alumni already have. For additional information regarding Keiser University, go to www.

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Robert Marton leadership award


BOCA RATON, FL – The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County announced that Robert (Bob) Marton has received the James and Marjorie Baer Outstanding Young Leadership Award for his outstanding efforts on behalf of the federation and the Jewish community. The award was presented by Marjorie Baer and Richard Steinberg at the federation’s 2015 annual meeting. Among his many volunteer leadership roles, Bob has served as co-chair of the federation’s Business & Professional Division and as co-chair of The Event 2015 for the federation. Robert Marton is currently a member of the federation’s board of directors and finance committee and Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation’s Professional Advisory Committee, as well as serving on the board of the Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services. He also has served as president of the board of directors at Woodfield Country Club and on the board of Temple Beth El in Boca Raton. Bob is a founding member of The Marton Bute Marcus Wealth Management Group at Merrill Lynch. He began his career in finance in the mid-1980s, working on the trading floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), and he joined Merrill Lynch in 2008. He holds the Certified Financial Planner certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. as well as the Certified

Investment Management Analyst designation. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Bob has been a resident of Florida since 1993. He and his wife Lisa live in Boca Raton with their three children.

David Galpern Elected Treasurer of the Jewish Federation

BOCA RATON, FL – Elected at the recent 2015 annual meeting, David Galpern will be the new treasurer of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Galpern has served as a member of the federation’s board of directors, executive committee and finance committee for more than a decade. From its inception, Galpern has served on the board of managers of Federation CCRC Development LLC, an independent subsidiary of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. This board actively governs and oversees development and operations of Sinai Residences of Boca Raton, the state-of-the-art, nonprofit, continuing care retirement community under construction on the federation’s more than 100-acre campus. He also sits on the federation’s Jewish Community Facilities Corporation Board. Over his 35-year career, Galpern has held prominent positions in several corporations, as executive vice president and chief financial officer for American Media (NYSE), a publishing company in which he was a principal and as vice president and corporate controller of Burroughs’ Corporation (NYSE), currently known as Unysis, a Fortune 100 company with staff and operations in 50 countries. A native of Bronx, N.Y., Galpern is a graduate of Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J. He and his wife Louise currently reside in Boca Raton. In November, they will celebrate their 50th anniversary.

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Cara Abbott

Cara Abbott joins the Institute for Regional Conservation

Cara Abbott has joined the Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC) as the Education and Outreach Coordinator. In this capacity Ms. Abbott will serve as the primary liaison of the organization at local meetings, events, and conferences such as the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. According to George Gann, the IRC Chief Conservation Strategist, “Cara will also collaborate with programs both within and outside the organization to bridge the gap between the scientific community and the public by translating the technical science that is being conducted into understandable, usable information for our South Florida neighbors.” Ms. Abbott is a biology teacher at Broward Enrichment Homeschool Classes where she teaches weekly classes for Physical Science, Anatomy, and Middle School Hands On Science. She is also an officer of the South Florida Herpetological Society. She has a B.S. in Environmental Biology with Teaching Licensure, Magna Cum Laude, from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, as well as an M.S. in Environmental Science from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.

Genesis welcomes Dr. Suzanne Rizzardi to staff at Bethesda

Dr. Suzanne Rizzardi

When it comes to patients’ overall health, Dr. Suzanne Rizzardi of Boynton Beach will focus specifically on the part that their mouths play. Rizzardi is the newest member of the Genesis Community Health staff, and as a dentist, she will care for the oral health of patients who may not completely grasp just how important it is to maintain their dental care. “As more research is done, more people are beginning to understand how your oral health affects other components of your health, such as your blood pressure and the amount of plaque in your bloodstream that can lead to circulatory blockages,” Rizzardi said. “And more people use the ER to deal with oral-related issues than most realize.” Rizzardi is working with Genesis CEO DeAnna Warren to secure funding to begin offering routine, preventative and emergency dental care services for adults and children. They hope to begin seeing dental patients in April 2016. “Currently, Genesis offers a mobile

dental health program and preventative dental care services. Our technicians perform oral screenings, fluoride varnish applications, dental sealants and oral hygiene education,” said CEO DeAnna Warren. “More serious and urgent dental care needs are referred to our network of dental partners.” Prior to joining Genesis, Rizzardi was a public health dentist for the Palm Beach County Health Department, where she provided diagnostic, surgical and educational services in multiple clinics. She worked on the mobile dental vehicle, performing examinations, placing sealants on the teeth of at-risk children and supervising hygienists and assistants. She was also a contract dentist for Florida Atlantic University and worked for the Marion Dental Group of Ocala and the Department of Health of Anne Arundel County in Annapolis, MD. Rizzardi earned her B.S. in Biology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando and her D.D.S. from the University of Maryland College of Dental Surgery in Baltimore.

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s Team Challenge offer “Choose Your Own Adventure” 5K Runs

Super heroes, ghosts and jungle animals are only a few of the many “Choose Your Own Adventure” style runs offered this year when the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Team Challenge South Florida kicks off. The new, shorter distance races offer an alternative to the 13.1 mile runs of the traditional Team Challenge half-marathon events. Participants will still complete a half marathon while raising funds to support finding a cure for digestive diseases, but may now choose to take part in five “fun runs” offered throughout South Florida. Through Team Challenge, participants can run or walk 13.1 miles, or train for a triathlon or cycling event while helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that impact more than 1.5 million Americans. Throughout the year, participants can select five mini-races from the following list of times, locations and events: 8/8 8/22 9/6 9/13 9/19 10/10 10/24 10/31 11/8 11/14 11/26 11/27 12/5 12/6 12/19 12/20

Kick-Off 5K Hollywood Beach Down2Earth 5K Hialeah Fire Hero 5K Hollywood Beach 1/2 Way to St. Patty’s Day Delray Save the Jaguars 5K W. Palm Bch Super Hero 5K Lake Worth Freaky 4 Miler Miami Beach Halloween Spooktacular Hollywood PAL 5K Boca Raton Lighthouse Run 5K Key Biscayne JCC Turkey Trot 5K Boca Raton Jungle Island Turkey Trot Miami Holiday Family Fun Day Crl Gables Palm Beaches Run Fest W. Palm Bch It’s a Wonderful Run Boca Raton Holiday Run Wellington

Participants will join CCFA in their goal to raise more than $160,000 to support research for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and work towards finding a cure. For one-on-one meetings or for more information, visit www. or contact Alyssa Rich for registration details & general information at or at 561.218.2929 opt. 1 ex. 6.

Orthopaedic surgeon opens Boca Raton and Delray Beach offices

Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) announced Pedro A. Piza, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in reconstructive, arthroscopic and joint replacement surgery involving the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee, has opened his practice in Delray Beach and Boca Raton. For the past 10 years, Dr. Piza has worked as an orthopaedic surgeon at Delray Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center serving the communities of Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Dr. Piza is proficient in shoulder surgery, performing numerous shoulder replacements including reverse shoulder arthroplasty and rotator cuff repairs. As an Associate Master Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association

of North America, Dr. Piza taught shoulder surgery techniques to surgeons from around the world. He works with industry professionals to improve new technologies and has developed Dr. Pedro Piza rotator cuff repair techniques and shoulder anchors to help perform surgery with ease and improved results. Dr. Piza completed his fellowship at Plancher Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Greenwich, CT and New York. He finished a residency in orthopaedic surgery and an internship in general surgery at the University of Puerto Rico Medical Center in San Juan after he received his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Piza is on staff at Delray Medical Center and is bilingual in Spanish and English. His offices are located in Delray Beach at 5162 Linton Blvd., Delray Beach and 9960 Central Park Blvd., N., Suite 150A, Boca Raton. For more information call Dr. Piza’s offices at 561-498-4010 or visit:

Dr. Brian Bethea leads PBCMS MED TALKS

Dr. Brian Bethea, Regional Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery for Tenet Florida, led the Palm Beach County Medical Society (PBCMS) MED TALKS on “The Latest Innovations of Cardiovascular Disease & Treatments” recently held at Max Planck Florida Institute. In his presentation, “The Mechanical Support Revolution: Past, Present and Future,” Dr. Bethea explained left ventricular assist device (LVAD) surgery. He also took questions from the PBCMS audience, explained the criteria needed to qualify for LVAD and who is a good candidate for the procedure. Dr. Bethea performed the first LVAD surgery in Palm Beach County earlier this year at Delray Medical Center. Dr. Phillip Habib, an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist also on staff at the hospital, assisted Dr. Bethea prior to and during the LVAD surgery. The LVAD implantation is an innovative heart treatment option for patients with advanced heart failure. Delray Medical Center is the only hospital in Palm Beach County offering the breakthrough heart therapy. Dr. Bethea is also on staff at Florida Medical Center, a Campus of North Shore located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. His office with Dr. Habib and Tenet Florida Physician Services is conveniently located in Delray Beach.

day-to-day operations at the senior living community, which features 350 independent living apartment homes and a variety of amenities, in addition to offering on-site health services to its more than 450 residents. Pfordresher comes to Abbey Delray with over 15 years of leadership experience in senior living and health care. She most recently served as a senior administrator for HCR ManorCare, overseeing operations and marketing for multiple retirement communities in Southwest Florida. Prior to that, she held director roles at Senior Health Management and Genesis HealthCare, providing skilled nursing and health care services at retirement communities throughout Florida.

Grace Pfordresher

“Abbey Delray has a lot to offer the dynamic population of older adults, and I’m excited to use my operational experience and passion for serving seniors to strengthen our position in the area,” Pfordresher said. “We’ll work to build on our reputation for providing an excellent lifestyle option, wellness services and culture of hospitality to everyone who lives, works or plays at Abbey Delray.” Pfordresher earned her master’s degree in health care administration and management from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida, and bachelor’s degrees from both FAU and the University of Miami. More information about Abbey Delray is available by calling (561) 454-2020, or by visiting

Capitol Lighting names Marketing Manager


Capitol Lighting, a leading omni-channel retailer of high quality lighting fixtures and home accessories, recently selected Sianne Chong as marketing manager.

John Campanola named to New York Life’s Executive Council

John M. Campanola has been named a member of the 2015 Executive Council of New York Life Insurance Company. This is the third year in a row that he has won this prestigious award. Members of the Executive Council are among the most successful of New York Life’s elite sales force of 12,000 licensed agents. Campanola has been a New York Life agent since early 2012, and is associated with New York Life’s South Florida General Office in Sunrise. Campanola is a long-time Florida 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 and a winner of the 2013-2014 Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award.

Delray Beach senior living community fills top position

Abbey Delray announces Grace Pfordresher as its new executive director. Pfordresher is responsible for overseeing

Sianne Chong

Chong brings experience working with traditional, digital and social media marketing for notable companies such as The Jacksonville Jaguars, Bi-Lo/Winn-Dixie and a leading IT managed service provider. In her role, she will help strengthen the cohesive marketing plan for Capitol Lighting to further their omni-channel efforts and expand their digital presence through social media engagement, by increasing blog initiatives and streamlining content. She is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of integrated multi-channel brand strategy and marketing, including strategic internal and external communications, messaging and implementation for Capitol Lighting’s eight showrooms and For more information about Capitol Lighting, visit

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Welcome New DELRAY BEACH Chamber Members

biz briefs $750K in funding available to small “basic needs” nonprofits in PBC

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Quantum Foundation, Palm Beach County’s largest health-funding foundation, is currently accepting applications from small, grassroots nonprofits to share in $750,000 as part of its Quantum in the Community initiative. For the past four years, the foundation has set aside nearly $4 million to help local nonprofits who are working towards a healthier Palm Beach County by meeting the basic needs of residents like food, clothing, shelter, utilities bills and transport. Last year, 66 organizations qualified for funding through the initiative. “We’re always looking for new organizations to apply,” said Shannon Hawkins, Quantum Foundation’s Senior Program Officer who oversees this fund. “As an organization, we want to connect with small groups in the county we may not have funded before. There are so many people doing so much good work out there.” Quantum Foundation’s President Eric M. Kelly said: “We’re a health foundation and we’ve always worked hard to ensure a robust health workforce for the county and funded the local community health center system, but we fully acknowledge that without meeting people’s basic needs, it’s impossible for them to be healthy.” All applications are carefully considered by a committee made up of Quantum Foundation staff and board members Ethel Isaacs-Williams, Donna Mulholland and Denis Coleman, Jr. While the application process for Quantum in the Community grants is streamlined, there are a few strict criteria that all applicants must meet: • Your organization must be registered as a 501[C]3. The initiative does not fund individuals. • You must have been working in Palm Beach County for at least 6 months. • Your annual operating budget may not exceed $500,000. • You must provide basic needs like food, clothing, shelter and transport to the county’s residents. • No one organization will receive more than $25,000 of the $750,000 pool. To learn more, visit the website www. All applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. on August 14th. Successful applicants will be notified during the week of October 26th.

Business Consultants of South Florida small business clients expanding their possibilities Business Consultants of South Florida (BCoSF), 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. The Delray Beach Initiative, a local group of business owners committed to raising money for nonprofits benefitting children in the Delray area raised over $10,000 for Family Promise, a nonprofit organization benefitting homeless families. For more information, visit DBI at Boca Burger House, a restaurant located in East Boca Raton, is working with BCoSF to build its online culture. Incorporating a new, more streamlined website as well as a comprehensive online ordering system, visit Boca Burger House at http://www. Minnie’s List of Metaphysical South Florida is preparing for its 3rd Annual Conference on Sunday, October 4th, 10am to 6pm. For more information, go to www. To learn more about the company, go to or call (561) 276-4422.

(AWCSFL) announces venue partnership with Wyndham Boca Raton

The South Florida Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications, a national women’s organization, is excited to announce a venue partnership agreement with the Wyndham Hotel in Boca Raton. For the next six months, the AWCSFL’s monthly meetings, the third Wednesday of each month, will be held at the Wyndham Hotel in Boca Raton. The Wyndham has agreed to help AWCSFL build their organizational capabilities and enhance the Association’s local impact. Susan Welsh commented, “We are delighted to collaborate with the AWCSFL to support this talented organization by working to create a strong community foundation for the Association. Our team at the Wyndham has long supported strengthening the role of women in society through education so this really is a meeting of two organizations with a common aim. We look forward to working together over the coming months.” “We always strive to develop our relationships within all of South Florida and we have been successful in finding a ‘home’ in Miami-Dade and Broward County, but this partnership represents a long term location for our members in Palm Beach County that is centrally located, directly off of I-95 for easy access by all,” said Tonya Scholz, President of the AWCSFL. “The Wyndham’s dedication to both the empowerment of women as well as their healthy living commitment, the AWCSFL’s theme for 2015, made this a perfect partnership.” Over the next six months, the Association for Women in Communications South Florida will offer monthly meetings for members (free) and non-members ($5) that focus on blogging, social media, broadcast and print media and a variety of other communications topics. The Wyndham will provide our signature iced tea to support the AWCSFL healthy living platform.

Horses Healing Hearts, Inc. (561) 713-6133, 10359 Oak Meadow Lane, Wellington – NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Henao Glass Design (561) 846-0362, 4889 S. Citation Dr., 32-204, Delray Beach – ARTISTS & GALLERIES

3D Learner (561) 361-7495, 7100 W. Camino Real #215, Boca Raton – EDUCATION & SCHOOLS

Gunther Volkswagen Delray Beach (561) 243-4600, 2401 N. Federal Hwy, Delray Beach – AUTOMOTIVE SALES & SERVICE

Remus Shutters Shades & Blinds (561) 702-4353, 114 SE 2nd St., Delray Beach – WINDOW TREATMENTS

Gunther Volvo Delray Beach (561) 266-2700, 2201 N. Federal Hwy, Delray Beach – AUTOMOTIVE SALES & SERVICE

Le Garage and Home & Hospitality Group Partners, LLC (561) 278-5583, 1135 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach ARTISTS & GALLERIES, INTERIOR DESIGN

Bill Bathurst Real Estate Broker Associate, Golden Bear Realty (561) 573-2701, 217 NE 4th St., Delray Beach – REAL ESTATE / Residential

Law Offices of Gregory R. George, Esq. (561) 251-1534, 5190 Casa Real Dr., Delray Beach ATTORNEYS / Criminal Defense

Ship Your Car Now (888) 532-8805, 4770 NW 2nd Ave., Ste. B, Boca Raton TRANSPORTATION SERVICES & AUTOMOTIVE SALES & SERVICES

Voler UAV LLC (561) 676-3917, 3825 Majestic Palm Way, Delray Beach – PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO Delray Shores Pharmacy (561) 272-2124, 601 N. Congress Ave., #407, Delray Beach HEALTHCARE / Pharmacy SOFA “South of Atlantic”, 151 SE 3rd Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33486 – APARTMENTS & RENTALS Ambassador Printing Company (561) 330-3668, 1025 NW 17th Ave., Ste. C, Delray Beach – PRINTERS (Referred by Kelli Freeman, Hamilton House Oceanfront Condos)

Illustrated Properties / John A. Diaz PA (561) 325-3569, 700 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach – REAL ESTATE / Residential KidSafe Foundation (561) 715-1077, 20283 State Road 7 #300, Boca Raton – NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS (Referred by Lee Cohen, Carner, Newmark, & Cohen) Motivational Life Coaching Group (516) 851-2656, P.O. Box 810311, Boca Raton – HEALTH & WELLNESS / Life Coach E.J.S. Project (561) 350-1886, Delray Beach – NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

DELRAY BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Focus on Women • August 5 • 5:15 AM Vino Van Gogh, 153 NE 4th Ave

Great Chamber Women Networking followed by a fun art class! In a relaxed, social, group setting, an artist will guide you through replicating the night’s featured painting step by step. For more information, click here or contact __________________________________________

Celebration of Education • August 13 • 8:00 - 9:00 pm Delray Beach Golf Club, 2200 Highland Ave

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Avossa Superintendent, Palm Beach County School District Join us for one of our most meaningful and rewarding events, as we welcome our brand new teachers to Delray schools this year. Members: $25. Non-members: $35 For more information, contact _____________________________________________

Contacts & Cocktails • August 20 •5 :15 pm

Apeiro Kitchen + Bar. 14917 Lyons Rd (Delray Marketplace) Dash Travel will rafflle off a 2-night cruise to Bimini! Don’t miss your chance to win! Members: $10. Non-members: $20 For more information, contact

Trustee Luncheon | EXCLUSIVE TO TRUSTEE MEMBERS When: Thursday, August 6th / 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Where: Boca Country Club, 17751 Boca Club Boulevard Speaker: Bill Johnson, Florida Secretary of Commerce President & CEO, Enterprise Florida Prime Professionals Group Round Table When: Friday, August 7th/ 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Where: Regents Park Boca Raton, 6363 Verde Trail Sponsored by: Allegiance Home Health and Rehab, Inc. Boca Chamber Ambassador Meeting When: Friday, August 7th/ 12:00 pm. - 1:00 p.m. Where: Boca Chamber New Member Orientation When: Tuesday, August 11th / 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Where: Boca Chamber August Membership Breakfast When: Thursday, August 13th / 7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Where: Via Mizner Golf and Country Club

SWIB Network When: Thursday, August 20th / 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Where: Seasons 52, 2300 NW Executive Center Drive Wine & all that Jazz! When: Saturday, August 22nd / 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Where: Boca Raton Resort & Club, 501 E. Camino Real International Business Alliance When: Tuesday, September 1st / 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Where: Lynn University, 3601 N. Military Trail Program Sponsor: image360 Boca Raton

Government Affairs Committee When: Thursday, August 13th / 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Where: Boca Chamber

Ribbon Cutting & Reception - Best Foot Forward When: Tuesday, September 1st / 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Where: Best Foot Forward Foundation, Inc., 9045 La Fontana Boulevard, Suite 108

Economic Development Committee When: Tuesday, August 18th / 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Where: Boca Chamber

Boca Chamber Ambassador Meeting When: Friday, September 4th / 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Where: Boca Chamber

South Healthcare Advocacy Network (S.H.A.N) When: Wednesday, August 19th / 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Where: Bethesda Hospital West, 9655 West Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach Blvd, FL 33472

Prime Professional Group Round Table When: Friday, September 4th / 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Where: Regents Park Boca Raton, 6363 Verde Trail Sponsored by: Allegiance, Home & Health

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Chef vs. Chef Week 6 Photo Fun and Recap I AUGUST 2015

REIMAGINED: Cutting Edge at Cornell


EIMAGINED features 16 internationally recognized artists who use unconventional and innovative materials to create avant-garde artwork. Mosaic portraits created from junk, life-size sculptures from reclaimed plastics, and wire and wood sculptures with butterflies created from aluminum cans are just some of the cutting edge works on display. The exhibition is at the Cornell Museum of Art at Old School Square through October 18th. Hours are Tues-Sun from 10am to 4:30pm with a suggested admission donation of $5. STEVE BLACKWOOD is an internationally known, local sculptor, who is a master of materials. He often combines wood, steel, neon and fiberglass. PEPE CALDERIN, born in Cuba, seeks to connect the soul with the physical environment. His pieces transform old or recycled items into familiar images. MICHAEL CHEARNEY, originally from Baltimore, creates paintings with impressionistic overtones, and each one Continued on page 4 relates a different message.

CAN IT! Hop To Saltwater Brewery Remember By Caryn Stumpfl The Pineapple Contributing Writer

Delray Beach’s first local production microbrewery, Saltwater Brewery, recently added a new automated canning line and is now canning their most popular craft brew – Screamin’ Reels IPA – to be sold at the brewery and distributed to beverage stores, bars and restaurants around the state. According to Head Brewer/Co-founder Dustin Jeffers, the new canning production line, which was added in July, can sterilize, fill and pack about 64 cans per minute. The craft beer brewery, located just west of I-95 and the Tri-Rail tracks on Atlantic Avenue, is canning just one of their beers right now with the potential to can others later. The local craft brewery features six core beers, with 13 on tap right now. Currently, Saltwater Brewery’s beer is distributed throughout South

Florida, and they are in the process of expanding to Orlando, Tampa and northern Florida. Owned by Leigh and Gwen Gove and their son Chris Gove (President) with Head Brewers Bill Taylor and Jeffers, Saltwater Brewery offers a smoke-free tasting room where you can sample the various brews on tap. The beautifully refinished bar is made from reclaimed Dade County pine wood from the original structure, a 1920s-era building that used to house Delray’s Farm & Feed store and more recently the Rustic Rooster, a specialty furniture/home accents shop. The picnic tables in the beer garden are made from the original building’s barn doors. The building was completely remodeled and updated with a state-of-the-art brewery in the back and comfortable, large, air-conditioned tasting room out front, as well as an outdoor beer garden. The owners/partners did all the woodworking themselves Continued on page 10

Chef vs. Chef Heats Up at Max’s Harvest

Max’s Harvest Chef and event MC Eric Baker, Eric Grutka of Ian’s Tropical Grill and Jarod Higgins from Cut 432

Like a TV show that has everyone buzzing the next morning, the Chef vs. Chef competition at Max’s Harvest in Delray Beach is getting hotter with each episode. However,

if some people haven’t figured out what all the fuss is about, there is still time to catch up. The weekly bonanza of culinary competition continues with Week 7 and 8 on July 29 and August 5 before winners head into Quarter Finals. For the uninitiated, here is a quick summary on the first six weeks of Chef vs. Chef action. Chef vs. Chef invites 16 area executive chefs to compete in the structured environment of Max’s Harvest kitchen to create dishes with three featured ingredients from local food suppliers and farms. The meals are prepared in full view of an enthusiastic crowd and are judged by selected food industry personalities. Each week, a new pair of chefs competes, and a winner emerges to compete again in the Quarter Finals competition, SemiFinals and ultimate Finals. The weekly competitions began June 17 and will Continued on page 14 continue through Sept. 23. The


Performing this month at the Arts Garage see page 4

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Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 601 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth August 8 through October 3, 2015 The Milagro Center is collaborating with the Cultural Council on an exhibition presenting the artwork of teens, showcasing their talents to the community. At the Cultural Council, Arts Education is a priority. Through the continued work of its Cultural Education Committee (CEdC), the Council is committed to ensuring that our county’s young people have the best possible

photographs taken by teenagers, who came to the United States last year as part of a flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America. The images selected from hundreds collected over an eight-month period in which the teens and their mentors met weekly to explore their new home in Lake Worth. The photographs will be accompanied by journal entries made by other participating teens, including several that provide insight into the children’s perilous journey to be reunited with family members here. It is located at the downtown City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit or


, age 18

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Painting by Em

opportunities to reap the proven benefits that arts and culture bring to the educational experience. As an active CEdC member and partner, the Milagro Center embodies and shares in this community work and vision for arts accessibility and equity. Viewers can expect to see artwork that represents the individual voices and experiences of Delray teens, supported through the guidance of local Teaching Artists. The Milagro Center offers unique arts-integrated educational and cultural programs that serve as a catalyst for community collaboration, individual transformation and social change. The arts foster a spirit of entrepreneurship in teens; teaching them skills and fostering a temperament for creative success.


SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE CENTER AND AQUARIUM thru August 14th Each exciting week will offer hands-on exploration for young scientist ages 4-12. The days are packed with fun science lessons, experiments, labs and outdoor activities led by expert science educators. Camp starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. with extended hours of structured activities available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional fee. For more information, call (561) 832-2026 or visit


PALM BEACH PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE through August 15th Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), announced that the nonprofit organization would be presenting an exhibition featuring 50

through August 29th The goal of this juried show is to broaden the range of artists on display. Nearly 130 artists, whose careers range from emerging to professional, submitted more than 400 paintings, photos, sculpture, videos and sitespecific installation art for consideration. Cultural Council Manager of Artist Services, Nichole M. Hickey, says “The works of 62 artists were chosen because they represent what is happening in the art scene right now. The diversity of talent in The Palm Beaches is remarkable and the juried process allows the Council to cast a wider net and exhibit artists who have not yet been shown here.” The Biennial show is free and open to the public. Gallery hours Tues. through Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 601 Lake Avenue | Lake Worth


THE WICK THEATRE Aug. 1st & 8th at 10am Aug. 7th at 10am and 1pm Two classic children’s fairytales will get the all-star treatment at The Wick Theatre this summer. Many South Florida leading actors including Leah Sessa, Ronen Bay, Gail Byer, Lisa Grossman and Carbonell winner, Clay Cartland will be starring in these Dream Child Productions. Tickets are $12 and $15. Buy tickets to both Jack and the Beanstalk and Miranda and the Frog Prince, and you will receive a half price child ticket for Peter Pan, plus a 20% discount at the Wick’s Halloween costume gift shop! And to make these all-star shows even more exciting, we are offering a special $25 show and lunch package. For tickets and luncheon reservations please call 561-995-2333 or visit

throughout the Zoo. They can also dress to match the “Medieval & Fairytale” theme to be entered to win a $150 Palm Beach Zoo Prize Pack, with a winner to be drawn at the end of the summer. 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach.

$150 Palm Beach Zoo Prize Pack, with a winner to be drawn at the end of the summer. 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach. www.


PALM BEACH ZOO & CONSERVATION SOCIETY Friday, August 21th, 4:15-9pm Children will enjoy dinosaur themed games such as a Dino Dig with prizes, keepsake crafts, giveaways, face painting, a DJ Dance Party hosted by Noisy Neighbors DJs, and themed photo opportunities with dino-scientist characters throughout the Zoo. They can also dress to match the “Dinosaur” theme to be entered to win a $150 Palm Beach Zoo Prize Pack, with a winner to be drawn at the end of the summer. 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach.

MIZNER PARK AMPHITHEATER Friday Nights 7:30pm Aug. 7 - Keep the Faith (BonJovi tribute) Aug. 14 - The Long Run (Eagles tribute) Aug. 21 - The SYMPHONIA Boca Raton Saturday Night Movies 8pm -details at Blankets and chairs are welcome, but for convenience, chairs will also be available to rent for $5. Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, car pool and use free parking at City Hall and the Boca Raton Library. Food and beverages will be available to purchase inside the venue. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. All shows are rain or shine. For more information visit For recorded information call (561) 544-8600.


PALM BEACH ZOO & CONSERVATION SOCIETY Saturday, August 8th, 4:30-9pm Attendees can enjoy a night at the zoo, drinks, food and live music from the band Keep the Faith Bon Jovi Tribute Experience, playing from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Up-close animal encounters, entertaining zookeeper talks and a Due South Brewing Co. tap takeover will keep the fun going all evening. The Zoo will have some café tables and chairs in the Fountain area during the event, and guests are invited to bring folding lawn chairs for comfort while listening to the band. 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach. www.


PALM BEACH ZOO & CONSERVATION SOCIETY Friday, August 14th, 4:15-9pm Children will enjoy pirate themed games and prizes, keepsake crafts such as sand art, giveaways, face painting, a DJ Dance Party hosted by Noisy Neighbors DJs, and themed photo opportunities with pirate characters throughout the Zoo. They can also dress to match the “Pirate” theme to be entered to win a



PALM BEACH ZOO & CONSERVATION SOCIETY Saturday, August 22nd, 4:30-9pm Feed your inner animal at some of South Florida’s best food trucks inside the Zoo. Enjoy live music, beer, wine and frozen drinks from a Tiki Bar, exciting zookeeper talks and fun, upclose animal encounters along with culinary delights from a great selection of South Florida food trucks spread throughout the Zoo. Admission, does not include food and beverage purchases. Trucks accept cash or credit. 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach.


PALM BEACH ZOO & CONSERVATION SOCIETY Friday, August 28th, 4:15-9pm Children will enjoy school-themed games with prizes, keepsake crafts, giveaways, face painting, a DJ Dance Party hosted by Noisy Neighbors DJs, and themed photo opportunities with costume characters throughout the Zoo. They can also dress to match the “student in school” theme to be entered to win a $150 Palm Beach Zoo Prize Pack, with a winner to be drawn at the end of the summer. 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach. www.


PALM BEACH ZOO & CONSERVATION SOCIETY Friday, August 7th, 4:15-9pm Children will enjoy interacting with medieval characters and their favorite fairytale princesses from A Fairy Tale Come True, themed games with prizes, keepsake crafts, giveaways, face painting, a DJ Dance Party hosted by Noisy Neighbors DJs, and themed photo opportunities


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Arts Garage Adds More to August


ugust at Arts Garage brings a global beat to the Delray Beach venue. This month Japanese drumming and Afro-Latin rhythms mix it up with eclectic styles of the blues. While Radio Theatre lovers will enjoy the cantankerous couple in the classic, African Queen. For tickets and more information please call 561-450-6357 or visit Sat. 8/1, 8pm | ORIENTE | Latin Jazz | $25/30/35 Conceived by Cuban-born guitarist/ composer Eddy Balzola, Oriente’s signature sound features funky, guitar driven tumbaos, blazing harmonic brass, and explosive AfroLatin percussion - fusing Cuban roots with Blues, Jazz, Caribbean and Brazilian influences. Their first New Orleans concert at world famous Snug Harbor Jazz Club created a major buzz, attracting local musicians and world class audiences excited by their new Cuban roots fusion. An Arts Garage favorite, we are thrilled to welcome them back. ORIENTE

The Nashville Recording Artist is a singer, songwriter, and above all, a most compelling entertainer. Tom’s music is a new driving, aggressive country akin to a combination of Jason Aldean meets Charlie Daniels. His songwriting comes from his life experiences, and speaks to the heart of his fans; he is a hunter and an avid outdoorsman. “Country Boy Anthem” is a sing-a-long favorite at live shows where fans can relate to lyrics protecting human rights and freedoms. Wed-Thurs, Aug. 19-20, 7:30pm | AFRICAN QUEEN | Radio Theatre | $20/25/30 This radio theatre production is adapted from the 1951 adventure film starring Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. After religious spinster’s missionary brother is killed in World War I Africa, dissolute steamer captain offers her safe passage. She’s not satisfied so she persuades him to destroy a German gunboat. The two spend most of their time fighting with each other rather than the Germans, though time alone on the river leads to love. Fri., Aug. 21st, 8pm | BARRELHOUSE CHUCK | Blues | $25/30/35

Sat., Aug. 8th, 8pm | FUSHU DAIKO | World Music Taiko Drumming | $25/35/45 Since 1990, Fushu Daiko has been training in the art of Taiko, a musical art form that builds on a 2600+ year old tradition of Japanese drumming. The music combines the traditional drums and rhythms of Japan with musical styles from around the world, such as jazz and rhythm and blues, to create an exciting, powerful cross-cultural experience that strives to cross boundaries and connect cultures.



Fri. Aug. 14th, 8pm | NICOLE HENRY| Jazz | $25-$50 One of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists, Nicole’s expressive, soulful voice and uplifting energy has earned her a Soul Train Award, three top 10 albums and international accolades. The Miami-based soul and jazz songstress is known for her passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma, earning her rave reviews and praise from both critics and audiences worldwide for her powerful ability to touch and inspire people with her beautiful voice and stunning presence. Sat. Aug. 15th, 8pm | TOM JACKSON BAND| Country | $25-35


The Grammy-nominated Chicago blues pianist, singer and songwriter draws on a distinguished lineage to create a blues, boogie-woogie and barrelhouse piano style that places him at the forefront of a celebrated tradition. Chuck is the only Chicago blues pianist to have studied under Sunnyland Slim, Pinetop Perkins, Blind John Davis, Detroit Junior and Little Brother Montgomery. Barrelhouse Chuck was twicenominated for a Blues Music Award in the ‘Pinetop Perkins Piano Player’ category, and his 2014 album, “Drifting From Town to Town” was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the ‘Traditional Blues Album Award Of The Year’ category. Over the last 30 years, he developed his formidable mastery of blues piano and went on to perform or record with many notable Chicago blues musicians, including Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Kim Wilson, Otis Rush, Louis Myers, Buddy Guy, and Big Smokey Smothers, among many others. Sat Aug 22nd, 8pm | MARLOW ROSADO | Latin Jazz | $25/30/35 Grammy- winning pianist and composer Marlow Rosado has worked with a diverse répertoire of top artists, including singer Selena, legendary pianist Larry Harlow, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin and Desmond Child. From salsa to rock, from merengue to hip-hop, from bachata to reggaeton, the versatile artist has had his musical hand in all of it. A native of Puerto Rico, he is a salsero at heart, but has successfully written, played and produced hits in a variety of musical styles for some of the most renowned artists in Latin music. With over two decades of experience in the music industry, 11 nominations and one American Grammy already on his shelf, Marlow Rosado is most definitely a driving force in the tropical music industry.

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Sat Aug 29nd, 8pm | IKO IKO | Blues | $25-35 IKO IKO

BRIAN DETTMER is a New Yorkbased artist known for his detailed and innovative sculptures with books and other forms of antiquated media. SAYAKA GANZ was born in Yokohama, Japan and grew up living in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong. She works with reclaimed plastic objects to create sculptures that depict animals in motion.

There are many outstanding blues bands calling Florida home but very few can be described as legendary. Fronted by award winning songwriter Graham Wood Drout, a gifted story teller whose lyrics conjure up life lessons inspired by the history and mythology of the blues. Iko-Iko is best known for its thirty year association with Miami’s seminal blues venue Tobacco Road. The band’s sound developed out of this unique environment, a world audience open to original roots and blues music mixed with island grooves, Latin percussion and voodoo drums- one very original blues experience. IKO IKO provided back up for Willie Dixon, Bo Diddley, Ron Wood, Bobby Keys and a host of other top artists. IKO IKO even worked with fellow Floridian Jimmy Buffett on his musical ,”Don’t stop the carnival.” When the state of Florida put together a concert to pay homage to its homegrown musical talent including Lynyrd Syknyrd, Sam and Dave,and Marva Wright to name a few, IKO IKO was hired to provide musical support for all the acts. IKO IKO ’s first album (released in 1987), featured Lucky Peterson on keyboards, reaching number 11 on the American Blues Charts. The band has also won several awards, including the 2008 Blues Critics Awards for Blues Song of the Year: The Ghosts Of Mississippi. Graham Wood Drout’s IKO-IKO is “a must see!”- Rolling Stone Magazine Sun., Aug. 30th, 7:30pm | GALLAGHER | Comedy | $40-60 Comedy Legend Gallagher with Special Guest Artie Fletcher As one of America’s most recognizable and popular comedians, the legendary Gallagher has appeared on hundreds of major TV shows, including 14 comedy specials for Showtime and Comedy Central. His signature sketch “Sledge-O-Matic” attracted a new audience as the cornerstone of a hit 2012 Geico commercial, but Gallagher’s comedy goes well beyond the physical to include word play and contemporary commentary. In 2004, Comedy Central rated Gallagher the 100th best stand-up comedian of all time. MARLOW ROSADO

NICK GENTRY is a British artist from London best known for recycling obsolete media such as 35mm film negatives, VHS tapes, X-ray prints, and floppy disks. His works comment on the speed of change in today’s world. TINA LaPORTA was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2009 and uses her art to comment on mental illness. Her works use both prescription and easily accessible overthe-counter pills. CHRISTOPHER MARLEY has a fascination with insects that began in childhood. He displays them far out of their natural context in geometric arrangements. The end result is a colorful work of art that showcases nature’s story. JESSICA McCAMBLY grew up in the northeast, collecting sea glass, shells, and rocks. Her unique mixture of acrylic and glass paintings form jeweled creations that draw the viewer in for a closer look. KATHLEEN McCLOUD lives and works in rural La Cienguilla, New Mexico. Her mediums include fabric, paper, paint, printmaking, collage, and installation. JASON MECIER is a mosaic portrait artist, who clearly enjoys having fun with his work. Using mediums such as food, junk, and candy (to name only a few), he carefully creates mosaics that are vivid and amusing. DONNA ROSENTHAL deconstructs vintage textiles, printed papers and books, transforming them into something entirely different. She also knits or crochets a variety of metal wires, including silver, nickel, brass, and copper. TROY SIMMONS explores the evolution of urbanism and nature’s persistence to coexist. His large-scale concrete canvases are a mix of acrylic paints and raw concrete. His goal is to create a playful mix of the hard and soft. PAUL VILLINSKI has a lifelong concern for environmental issues, which is reflected in his work. He often repurposes discarded materials, such as found beer cans, which he turns into wondrous creations. DALE WAYNE works with discarded plastic trash and repurposes it. Working with plastic bottles, she creates bright and bold sculptures. She also creates jewelry from recycled plastics. MAX ZORN is a Dutch artist who has been active in street and urban art. He is known for his use of brown packing tape as a medium and cutting on acrylic glass with a scalpel to create portraits, which are lit from behind. 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 tickets and information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-2437922 or visit

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Peter Pan Flies High at the Wick The beloved J.M. Barrie classic Peter Pan takes flight at The Wick Theatre as the final production of their inaugural summer series. The Tony Award-winning Broadway spectacular made its debut in 1954 and has been enchanting audiences ever since. Filled with classic tunes such as I’m Flying, I’ve Gotta Crow and I Won’t Grow Up, this musical fantasy is an experience the entire family will cherish. Previews begin August 6th; the show runs through August 23rd.

Tickets are $55, with matinees on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and evening performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The restaurant, Tavern at the Wick, is now open to the public ThursdaySunday nights. For more details www.thewick. org or call 561-995-2333. “Bringing Peter Pan to the Wick stage is a thrill for us,” said Marilynn A. Wick, Managing Executive Producer. “This summer, through our Theatre for Young Audiences programming, we introduced many children to the excitement of live theatre. Now, with Peter Pan, we have created the perfect family experience that everyone will enjoy.” The Wick’s production of Peter Pan will be directed by Michael Ursua, who is also The Wick’s Resident Musical Director. And, the rigging required to fly Peter Pan

and the Darlings off to Neverland is being supervised by ZFX Flying. “Directing Peter Pan is a fun-filled adventure,” said Ursua, who has also starred in many Wick productions. “The classic music, the message and the flying combine to create a joyous experience.” Shanon Mari Mills will play Peter Pan, a role that she understudied in Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan while also playing Curly. In addition, Mills was the understudy for Glinda in the National Tour of Wicked, as well as numerous other credits. The roles of Captain Hook and Mr. Darling will be played by Broadway veteran, Robin Hayes who was in the original cast of Blood Brothers, starred in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and was featured in the national tours of My Fair Lady, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, and Jekyll & Hyde. The cast also includes Lindsay Bell as Wendy Darling, Trevor Wayne as John Darling, Ryan Sell as Michael Darling, Wesley Slade as Smee, and Emily Tarallo as Tiger Lily. The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum is located at 7901 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton. The Tavern at The Wick offers special dinner menus designed around each theatrical production. Reservations are strongly suggested. Shanon Mari Mills

4th Annual Physicians Talent Showcase August 18th The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation today announced that William Hayes, Producing Artistic Director and founding member of Palm Beach Dramaworks, will be staging the 4th annual PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE (PTS), which will be held at The Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace in West Palm Beach on Tuesday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m. “Speaking for the 14 talented doctors and other performers participating in the upcoming fun-filled fundraiser, we are thrilled to have Bill Hayes bring his extensive theatrical experience and showstopping expertise to the upcoming PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE,” said founder Kathi Kretzer. A 35-year veteran with numerous acting credits, Hayes also adjudicates William Hayes the drama portion of the annual Pathfinders Awards sponsored by the Palm Beach Post, and was the recipient of the 2014 Clyde Fyfe Award, presented by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, and a 2014 Silver Palm Award, presented by the South Florida Theatre League, “for his outstanding work as Producing Artistic Director” of Palm Beach Dramaworks. Mr. Hayes also serves as President of the Florida Professional Theatres Association and is a National Ambassador for The Actors Fund. Among the musical talents that Mr. Hayes will be directing are physicians affiliated with 16 local hospitals and medical facilities, including five from Jupiter Medical Center, four with Wellington Regional Medical Center

and two each from JFK Medical Center and West Palm Hospital. The performing doctors will include Dr. Millard Brooks, an Anesthesiologist from Naples, who is an audience-wowing magician and comedian; Dr. John Fernandez, a rock singer and guitarist from Stuart; Dr. Kenneth Fuquay, a classical guitarist from West Palm Beach; Dr. Peggy Hunter, a classical pianist from Boca Raton; Dr. Gordon Johnson from Wellington who is returning as a PTS emcee; Dr. Jill Rodila, a talented harpist from Palm Beach Gardens, who will be playing during the pre-concert sponsor party; Dr. Lyda Rodriguez, a ballroom dancer from West Palm Beach; Dr. Thomas Rowe, a bass guitarist; Dr. Robin Shecter, a gifted vocalist from Wellington; Dr. Robin Sykes is a flautist from Jupiter; Dr. Richard Wayne is a comedian from West Palm Beach; Dr. Maureen Whelihan is also returning as emcee; and Dr. Jack Zeltzer of Lake Worth is a talented drummer. The one non-medical doctor is Dr. Robin Arrigo, a concert pianist who earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami. Tickets are $75 each (tax deductible) and can be purchased by calling Complete Ticket Solutions at 866.449.2489. Profit raised from this year’s PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE will enable KPMF to expand its music education programs for children in need. For more information about KPMF, please visit

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Four Upcoming Iconic Folk Musician Concerts George Winston

MusicWorks has announced four upcoming concerts at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre, where the concert promotion company staged successful shows last spring with Livingston Taylor and John Sebastian. The Crest Theatre is located at 51 North Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach (one block north of Atlantic Avenue). Tickets for each of the four concerts featuring iconic folk musicians are $75 for premium seating (first five rows center orchestra) and $53 for all others, plus a $2 historic renovation fee. Buy all four shows and get a 10 percent discount on each ticket. They can be purchased online at or by calling the Box Office at 561.243.7922, ext. 1. November 19 at 8 pm GEORGE WINSTON Since 1972, folk pianist George Winston has released 13 solo piano albums. Inspired by the seasons and topographies, George Winston’s concerts feature a variety of styles including melodic folk piano, New Orleans R&B piano, and stride piano.

Jan. 14 at 8 pm PETER YARROW As a founding member of Peter, Paul and Mary, Peter Yarrow has entertained, challenged and inspired four generations of music lovers. A Peter Yarrow performance does more than assure a memorable evening of music, camaraderie and “Puff’s special magic” for everyone, young and old alike. February 10 at 8 pm TOM RUSH Now celebrating 50+ years of touring, Tom Rush has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like No Regrets, Circle Game, Remember Song, Urge for Going and Merrimack County. March 11 at 8 pm ROGER MCGUINN Roger McGuinn (Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn, Turn, Turn) not only lived history, he made history with his fearless sense of experimentation. As the leader of the influential 60s group, The Byrds, he was on the leading edge, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, to create the genre known as “folk-rock.”

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and assisted with the buildout before their opening in December 2013. A quintessential coastal Florida business, Saltwater Brewery gets its name from the avocation of all its founders, who love everything to do with the ocean, including surfing, fishing and more. With a slogan of “Explore the Depths of Beer,” Saltwater Brewery names many of its brews with the ocean and Florida in mind. For example, brews like Sea Cow Milk Stout, Raspberry Reef and Deep Drop reflect their love of the Florida coast. In addition, Saltwater Brewery feels very strongly about giving back to the community, as well as protecting our coasts. They hold regular charitable events to benefit three charities: CCA Florida, a statewide, non-profit marine organization that helps protect Florida’s marine resources; Surfrider Foundation, an organization that works to protect beaches in the United States and 18 countries; and Seagrass Grow!, an organization helping to restore seagrass to our coasts. Founders

A chart in the tasting room and on their website ( shows where all of their beers fall on the taste and alcohol spectrum, categorized as “Coastal,” “Reef” or “Offshore,” depending on how light or dark the brew and how much alcohol content it contains. “The deeper and further out you go on the chart, the darker the beer and the higher the alcohol content,” Jeffers explained. For example, their “Lager Del Rey” is their lightest craft beer (similar in color to Budweiser) with the lowest alcohol content, so it’s at the top of their Coastal category. At the opposite end, their “Black Current” brew, an American Strong Ale-style brew flavored with black currants, has 10 percent alcohol. This beer is aged in local seagrape wood, providing a dry wood aftertaste to the beer. To set them apart from other breweries, many of Saltwater Brewery’s beers are flavored with hops, spices and other flavors that give their beer a distinctively Floridian nose and flavor, including citrus, raspberry, pine, coriander, sea grape wood and other locally sourced ingredients. They also collaborate with other breweries to develop unique brews, such as their Tinc’d Out Turtle, which is a Reef Room

collaboration with Terrapin Beer Company, a larger brewery in Athens, Georgia. The brewery itself includes six 40-barrel tanks, two 20-barrel tanks and two 10-barrel tanks, all in various stages of fermentation when I toured the facility. Jeffers explained that, “Cleanliness is the biggest thing,” as he showed me the entire brewing process and described how the tanks are thoroughly cleaned before and after filling. All beer at Saltwater Brewery is produced and packaged on site and distributed to bars and restaurants in Florida primarily in kegs. Now with the new canning line, beer lovers will be able to purchase and drink their Screamin’ Reels IPA in cans available at the brewery, liquor stores, grocery stores, bars and restaurants. Enthusiasts also can purchase a refillable, 32-ounce or gallon-sized “Growler” filled with their favorite craft brew.

With a serious passion for craft beers, Jeffers began home brewing beer with his family when he was young. “I’ve never been into regular beer,” said Jeffers, who has a master’s degree in Speech Pathology from Florida Atlantic University but no science or chemistry background. “The research and papers I read now are all about brewing,” said Jeffers, who also regularly attends professional beer conferences and shows. “I have a passion for craft beers and would rather spend my time and money on developing a well-made beer.” Meticulous in every aspect of production and presentation, Saltwater Brewery’s beers in the tasting room “are served the way they’re supposed to be in the proper glassware at the right temperature,” Jeffers adds.


Neither a bar nor a restaurant, Saltwater Brewery does not offer food service, although they do allow you to bring food in. Various food trucks on site offer food for sale, which you can bring in to the tasting room or enjoy in the beer garden. In addition to a variety of special events, gourmet beer dinners and festivals throughout the year where you can sample their craft beers, Saltwater Brewery offers brewery tours on Wednesday nights, Saturdays and Sundays. For more details, visit


Dating 101: What They Didn’t Teach You in the Classroom! By Riana Milne The Pineapple Contributing Writer

It’s amazing to me that schools never teach the importance of how to find an ideal, loving partner; or teach how to successfully have a life-time relationship. You would think in my Master’s Program in Counseling Psychology, they would have done so. It wasn’t until I took over 2.5 years of training in Coaching for Singles and Couples at RCI (Relationship Coaching Institute) and did over 1.5 years of research reading over 225 books for my own book, LOVE Beyond Your Dreams – Break Free of Toxic Relationships to Have the Love You Deserve did I get the answers I personally was looking for. This month I will be doing a free webinar called, “Secrets to Finding The One” – The Formula for Finding & Having the Emotionally, Evolved Relationship You Deserve. It’s for those of you who keep falling in love with toxic partners who break your heart – and want to find a dedicated, emotionally healthy partner who is able and ready to commit to a relationship. If you have tried everything (Tinder, online dating, meet-up groups, the bars and clubs, or meeting through concerned family and friends) and are frustrated with the process. Or, if you’re of the age where you are ready for marriage and a family, and you’re sick of going on dead-end dates, you don’t want to waste any more time repeating what hasn’t worked. Yes, your clock is ticking; so you need to know what to do; and you can’t change what you don’t understand. I know. I’ve lived through the pain and heartache of several toxic partners and survived to move on to find amazing Love. I understand the sense of frustration and the deep emotional longing to have true love and a relationship that lasts. Since I have done my research, I know EXACTLY what works and what doesn’t. Spiritually, I know the world is abundant, and there are plenty of great men and women who want a loving, exclusive relationships. So how do you find them? My 1-hour seminar (register at will go into many tips and help you to start immediately to find your amazing partner, without having to lose yourself. You can finally stop feeling anxious and fearful about dating, and actually have fun – all leading to finding your fabulous soulmate. For the purpose of this article, I want to share a few basic tips to get you started: 1) Get off Tinder or any other “instant hook up” site. This is NOT dating; and it only leads to cheap sexual encounters that make you feel lousy about yourself. Online dating can be very successful, but there is an art to writing the perfect profile, choosing the best photos to post, and learning how to choose a great person to date. You are not looking for a lot of responses, only the right ones. 2) Look at dating as a cool way to meet new people – that’s all. Take things light – if you look at every date as “the One” you put too much pressure on yourself and your date.

It’s imperative to build up a trusting friendship before really falling in love – in the right way. The wrong way is to impulsively build a relationship because of “chemistry” which often leads to “lust blindness.” If you are looking for a lasting relationship, chemistry is not the important factor. Learn to look deeper into the soul and character of a person, and not only at their outside appearance. 3) However, do dress attractively at all times, if you are looking to meet “the One.” Both men and women are still visual creatures, and a great first impression is essential. You will probably meet that person when you least expect it, so always be ready. This will lead you to feeling confident about yourself, and putting out positive energy to all those you meet. On a daily basis, share “your light” with everyone you see - that easy-going, fun-loving, kind energy that people love and are attracted to. By saying hello to everyone, everywhere, you just may meet “the One.” It worked for me! Be open to conversing with everyone who approaches to speak with you. Show interest, you just never know! If they are not “the One” they may have a friend who is perfect for you. 4) Dating is a numbers game. Keep dating many suitors until you are asked to date exclusively. The gentleman should ask for this, as his “caveman brain” subconsciously feels he needs to win you from the others. Don’t call him or text early on – he must pursue you to feel the urge for something more exclusive. If you are sexual early on in meeting, the challenge for him is done, and he often looses interest. I know it sounds old fashioned, but guess what, it works. Respect yourself more and STOP giving yourself away intimately before a relationship is well established (2-3 months of regular dating) – and this goes for ALL ages. Please join me on my free seminar to learn more! Just register at, or call me at (201) 281-7887. I want you to stop wasting time, money and energy with serial dating or with a toxic partner. It’s time to get your personal life to a point of amazing, while at the same time, learning the EXACT skills you need to find “the One.” It has become my purpose to help you and my clients to find the Love they Deserve!

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Riana Mine, MA, LMHC, CAP is a Certified, World-wide Relationship & Life Coach, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Cert. Addictions Professional at Therapy by the Sea; 15300 Jog Rd, Suite 109, Delray Beach. Riana is also a published author and motivational speaker. Her free App: My Relationship Coach offers many 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. or email Skype Coaching and FB: coachrianamilne. Delray office (561) 701-8277; cell: 201-281-7887

A WALK ON THE ASHLEY TRAIL Every Tues & Wed. 10-11:30am

LITTLE WONDERS Pirate Hunt Sat. Aug. 1st, 10-11am BIG WONDERS Pirate Hunt

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Thurs., Aug. 20th, 9:30-11am Sat. Aug. 22nd, 9:30-11am


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Come celebrate the first ever Gopher Tortoise Awareness Day at Gumbo Limbo! Check out a presentation or get up close and personal with Gumbo Limbo’s resident gopher tortoises. Fun and activities for kids of all ages, even the grown-up kind, and it’s all FREE!

Mon.-Sat. 10:30am Mangrove and Nearshore Reef Aquariums Mon.-Sat. 12:30pm Tropical Coral Reef and Shipwreck Aquariums Sunday 1:30pm All outdoor aquariums


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style • fashion • beauty Hair Cuttery Back-to-School Share-a-Haircut Program Will Benefit Thousands of Children in Need Local Scoop on Back-to-School Trends By Heather McMechan The Pineapple Contributing Writer Is summer really coming to an end? Say it isn’t so! The heat is still here, but camp and vacation planning is finally gone. No more washing loads of towels and bathing suits, now it’s time for my kids Back-toSchool needs. It can be hard to find unique and adorable Back-to-School clothes for your little one’s South Florida lifestyle. I reached out to the owners of Once Upon A Time Children’s Boutique in Delray to help me get my mommy brain in gear. When I talked to owners Connie Muir and Melissa DiMisa about what trends were happening for Back-To-School, I knew I would have to share the local mom scoop. Here are 7 Back-To-School trends, South Florida Style 1. Anything with Tutus. This season is sure to be ballet inspired as tutus are all the rage. Attached to dresses or just tutu skirts, your little one will be pirouetting into the classroom. 2. Reversible Shorts for Boys. Why not two pairs in one? Boys love reversible shorts they can wear not only once, but twice. 3. The Conversation Back Pack. Every kid needs that back pack that can be a conversation starter to make new friends. 4. Animals, Animals Everywhere. From Mini Melissa Cat shoes (scented by the way) for girls to Egg Ragland Elephant Tees for boys, your little one will meow with delight. 5. Get them Prepared. Every parent worries about their child’s development. Your little one can practice stacking or sorting shapes with their Janod Toy Collection. 6. Bedtime Routine Made Easy With a pair of race car pajamas and some Aden and Anais body wash, bubble bath and lotion, bedtime will be a snap. 7. Stock Up On Party Gifts You can make your weekends easier by loading up on presents for the birthday season. Once Upon A Time has Shopkins, train sets, doll houses and more.

Outfits from Once Upon A Time Children’s Boutique Photo: Courtney Studios

Connie and Melissa personally choose each piece for the store and are devoted to bringing “imaginative, wearable clothing which embraces the innocence and fun of childhood”. Once Upon A Time children’s boutique offers a complete look for girls, boys and baby with their carefully styled selection of European, American and Australian designer children’s clothing. The children’s boutique also specializes in clothing, toys, gift items and most of your Back to School needs. Call 561-808-7449 for all your BackTo-School needs.

Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, will be donating back-to-school haircuts to children in need this August. From August 1-15, for every child up to age 18 who purchases a haircut at one of Hair Cuttery’s almost 900 salons, one free haircut certificate will be donated to an underprivileged child in that same community. “Share-A-Haircut allows us to give back in a way that is simple, but meaningful,” said Dennis Ratner, Founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery. “On the first day of school everyone deserves to look and feel their best, and our stylists love nothing more than being able to give children in their community a much deserved boost of confidence.” This being the 16th anniversary of the program, Hair Cuttery is determined to donate tens of thousands of free haircut certificates. Certificates are distributed with the help of more than 100 local government and non-profit organizations that are closely tied to each community.

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THE AFFAIR American Cancer Society and Caffe Martier team up to kickoff the season


he South Palm Beach American Cancer Society invites all South Florida residents to join them for their pre-season kick off party, The Affair. The Affair will showcase signature cocktails and dishes from Caffe Martier, exclusive designs from local South Florida boutiques and much more.

To date, the Share-A-Haircut program has reached more than 925,000 children with haircut certificate donations, valued at $16.65 million. Hair Cuttery has an established history of charitable giving, supporting a range of local and national causes, including St. Baldrick’s Foundation, American Red Cross, The National Network to End Domestic Violence, American Cancer Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Girls on the Run.

On August 20, 2015, The Affair will be held at Caffe Martier located on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach from 6-9PM. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at The night will include: • $5 Vodka Bar presented by • Signature Caffe Martier cocktails and dishes • A premier fashion show local boutiques such as Martier, and Circe+Swag • Silent Auction • Giveaways For VIP information, tickets or other event information please contact: Heidi Escowitz | ACS Volunteer | 561.654.3549

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Deck 84 Named 2015 Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants Rapoport’s Restaurant Group’s Deck 84, Delray Beach’s go-to waterfront restaurant since November 2010, was recently named one of the 2015 Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America. The annual list is assembled from the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 20,000 restaurants in all 50 states. The list features restaurants in some of the nation’s most popular vacation destinations. Florida came in second with 18 restaurants; Deck 84 being the only waterfront location in Palm Beach County to be awarded. This recognition joins the list of other honors Deck 84 has received from OpenTable Diners including great outdoor dining, great lunch, and best scenic view in Palm Beach County, among other monthly Diners’ Choice votes over the years. Deck 84 was also featured in the 2012 and 2013 Top 100 Outdoor Dining Spots lists. “It’s a great honor to be named one of

the top outdoor dining destinations out of the thousands of restaurants nationwide,” says President of Rapoport’s Restaurant Group, Burt Rapoport. “We are truly thankful to our guests. Without their support and taking the time to provide their feedback and votes through Opentable, we wouldn’t have qualified for this national recognition.” According to Opentable, the Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America are generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between May 1, 2014, and April 30, 2015. All restaurants with a minimum number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the “great for outdoor dining” category along with a minimum “overall” rating. The complete list may also be viewed on

SOHO Adds Craft Cocktails, Menu Items


ax’s Social Photo: Katy Lnych House has a new, creatively presented craft cocktail menu and two new dinner items. New cocktails include 16 ounce mason jar summer slammers such as the Green Monk Sh*t, with Ford’s gin, green chartreuse lime press, pineapple juice and bubbly water ($15); and the up n’cumber lemonade with Crop Organic Cucumber Vodka, lemon thyme cordial, pressed cucumber, fizz ($13), the dueling banjo iced tea with Tincup America Whiskey, Georgia peach, Republic Tea and Fee Brothers Peach Bitters ($14). In addition, the Tijuana Street Corner Daiquiri has cana brava rum, corn juice, ancho reyes chili liqueur, citrus and habanero shrub ($ 13). The Pimm’s Jar is designed to be shared by two people and features two metal straws inserted into a wooden lid, which is attached to a glass. It includes Pimm’s No. 1 Cup, Sabrina’s Limoncello, Russian Standard Vodka, strawberry syrup and ginger beer ($22).

In addition, SoHo has introduced two new dinner menu items; bone marrow & oxtail marmalade with potato latkes and Jacobsen sea salt ($15) and octopus a la plancha with

By David DiPino The Pineapple Contributing Writer I have been to The Habit Burger Grill at Delray Place three times already and this affordable and tasty “Charburger” joint hasn’t even been open a month and all three times I had the Santa Barbara Style with double Charburger, cheese and avocados on grilled sourdough. Three times I ordered a sidecar of the scrumptious tempura green beans, two times I washed it down with their homemade strawberry and cucumber tea and once I had The Habit Strawberry Shake. The Habit Burger Grill was started by a man who worked as a teenager in the original Habit Burger & Malts in California back when a burger was $.24. In 1969, he and a buddy, with borrowed money from mom, bought The Habit. The rest is history, and if you want to read the story it’s up on one of the walls in their new Delray digs or at: www.habitburger. com which I must say is just as about as cool website as The Habit Charburger itself. Here’s the Top Ten Things I love About The Habit Burger Grill at Delray Place: 1. The Price. I’m still surprised the Santa Barbara Style Double Charburger is only $5.95 and Tempura Green Beans are $2.95. Add a drink and I have a great lunch or dinner for just over $10 ducket$. 2. Mushroom Charburger with melted cheese for $4.85

3. Tri-Tip Steak Grilled Sandwich $7.25 4. Lettuce Wrapped Teriyaki Charburger with Grilled Pineapple $3.60 5. BBQ Bacon Charburger $4.60 6. Santa Barbara Cobb Salad $7.95 7. Line-Caught Albacore Tuna Sandwich $7.25 8. Veggie Burger $4.95 9. Chicken Club w/L&T, Avocado, Bacon & Mayo $6.95 10. The service. I have been to this place three times and feel like everyone who works there wants to make my experience top-notch. This is the first Habit Burger Grill in Florida, I have a feeling there’ll be many more… Make it a Habit at 1801 S. Federal Hwy. (SE corner of Linton & Federal), Delray Beach, 561-265-0934.

Bar Brawl Bartender Competition Coming this Fall

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Bone marrow & oxtail marmalade with potato latkes and Jacobsen sea salt

Octopus a la Plancha with gigande beans, Merguez, falafel, pickled cauliflower, yogurt

Get that Charburger Taste at The Habit Burger Grill

gigande beans, merguez, falafel, pickled cauliflower, yogurt ($16). Max’s Social House, 116 NE 6th Ave, Delray Beach. For more information, please like SoHo on Facebook or follow on Twitter: @maxssocialhouse or call 561-501-4332.


outh Florida’s top bartenders will brawl this fall during a bracket-style bartending competition, “Bar Brawls,” hosted by Max’s Social House ( The 11-week single elimination competition, with 24 of the best bartenders from Stuart to Ft. Lauderdale, kicks off on Wednesday, September 30 and continues every Wednesday through the finals on December 16. Admission will be $10 and will benefit the Richard David Kaan Melanoma Foundation. Bar Brawls, sponsored by RNDC, will start each Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. at Max’s Social House (SoHo), 116 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach. Bar Brawls launches on the heels of the popular Max Group’s Chef vs. Chef competition happening all summer at its sister restaurant, Max’s Harvest. “Due to the very positive feedback for our Chef vs. Chef competition at Max’s Harvest, we will showcase the talents of South Florida bartenders at our sister restaurant,” said Dennis Max, partner in The Max Group. “The convivial vibe at SoHo is the ideal setting for Bar Brawls.” Bar Brawls competitors will demonstrate

For the month of August we will only be offering private customized tours for groups of10 or more guests. Atlantic Avenue and Pineapple Grove are available Email or call (954) 410-3177 for details and group rates.

their craft using mystery ingredients each week to create three cocktails. The winning cocktail will be featured at Max’s Social House. Juice Buzz will provide exotic fruit and vegetable juices for the event. The competitions will culminate each week with a late night happy hour at the restaurant. The grand prize will be an all expenses paid trip to Tales of the Cocktail 2016 in New Orleans, including flight, hotel and admission to the event. Full table service will be available during the event at both the inside and outside tables and outdoor bar area until 11:00 p.m. Late night street food will be available from 11:00 p.m. until closing and the outdoor bar will be open during the competition and afterwards.

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event series benefits the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach. For a list of the past winners, please see the “Chef Versus Chef CatchUp” sidebar. What’s Next – The Office vs. Dada’s and S3 vs. 50 Ocean With each Chef vs. Chef event, the crowd gets a bit more rowdier, livelier and larger making Wednesday nights “must-attend” entertainment at Max’s Harvest. “We knew we had a good idea when this first began,” said Dennis Max, established South Florida restaurateur and owner of Max’s Harvest. “Now, we know it’s a great idea, and we can’t wait to see who emerges victorious after so many creative dishes and over-the-top match-ups.” Featured chefs are joined by entourages of fans, friends and foodies that cheer them on during the one-hour cook fest. After the “heated” competition, the evening continues with food and drinks in the restaurant and on the outdoor patio. Chef vs. Chef has become so popular that the event will live on with a twist. South Florida’s top bartenders will brawl this fall during a bracketstyle bartending competition, “Bar Brawls,” hosted by Max’s Social House ( The 11-week single elimination competition, with 24 of the best bartenders from Stuart to Ft. Lauderdale, kicks off on Sept. 30 and continues every Wednesday through the finals on Dec. 16. Admission will be $10 and will benefit Richard David Kaan Melanoma Foundation. A draw party will be held for Bar Brawls at Max’s Harvest on the night of the finals for Chef vs. Chef. Bar Brawls, sponsored by RNDC, will start each Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. at Max’s Social House (SoHo), 116 NE 6th Avenue, Delray Beach. In August, Chef vs. Chef Gets Serious Fans who choose to join in the Chef vs. Chef fun in August are picking a time when things get serious. The Quarters Finals competition, which pits previous winners against each other, is August 12 through Sept. 2. Semi-Finals, which narrow the field further, are Sept. 9 and Sept. 16, and Finals are Sept. 23, when the Grand Prize winner is named. “There’s still plenty of time to experience Chef vs. Chef,” Max’s Harvest Chef and event MC Eric Baker said. “Just follow the crowd on Wednesday nights.” If You Go: When: 9:00 p.m., Wednesdays through Sept. 23 Where: Max’s Harvest, 169 NE 2nd Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444;; 561-381-9970 Cost: $10 donation includes one complimentary beer, wine or cocktail. Food and drinks available at Happy Hour prices Chef Versus Chef Catch-Up Week 1, June 17: Adam Brown, The Cooper vs. Ben Burger, Neiman Marcus. Winner: Adam Brown cooked shrimp with sorghum, eggplant and sea bean “caponata,” and smoked and roasted fingerling potatoes, along with a seared salmon filet. Week 2, June 24: James Strine, Café Boulud vs. Paul Niedermann, Hudson’s. Winner: James Strine created a salad of heirloom tomatoes, fava beans, and oyster mushrooms with sesame oil and togarashi vinaigrette; a gratin of roasted sweetbreads, summer squash and oyster mushrooms; and smoked fried sweetbreads on a coconut sweet potato purée with baby bok choy and oyster mushrooms. Week 3, July 1: Victor Meneses, El Camino vs. Victor Franco, Oceans 234. Winner: Victor Meneses made a malanga dumpling with shredded beef cheek, granny smith apples and pancetta accompanied with a salad of shaved fennel, ginger and herbs. Week 4, July 8: Danielle Herring, Rebel House vs. Billy Estis, Kapow! Noodle Bar. Winner: Billy Estis prepared Thai Chile-glazed quail wings; tempura-fried squash blossom stuffed with shrimp and bacon, roasted quail with blanched zucchini and cherry gastrique; and a take on Peruvian “Aji de Gallina” with a spicy Peruvian yellow pepper sauce. Dessert was a cherry vanilla bread pudding with crunchy pecans and warm cherries. Week 5, July 15: John Thomas, Tryst vs. Aaron Goldberg, Bogart’s. Winner: John Thomas served up a fried shrimp po’ boy with grilled jackfruit and pickled cucumber, shrimp coconut curry with rice noodles, and julienned fried pig ears with BBQ-style mayo. Week 6, July 22: Eric Grutka, Ian’s Tropical Grill vs. Jarod Higgins, Cut 432. Winner: Eric Grutka took the win with “Miscargot” – escargots sautéed in miso butter – rabbit quesadilla with peaches, kimchee, smoked soy crème fraîche and sriracha, served with a “Dark and Stouty” cocktail, using Sea Cow Milk Stout; and a sashimi of escargots topped with a “country fried” rabbit leg. Upcoming Chef vs. Chef competitions Week 7 – July 29: Kelley Randall, The Office vs. Bruce Feingold, Dada Judges: Justin Tompkins, Andrea Garcia, Rich Garcia Week 8 – August 5: Chris Miracolo, S3 vs. Blake Malatesta, 50 Ocean Judges: Becca Tebon, Evan David, Cary Roman Quarter Finals: Week 9 – August 12 Week 10 – August 19 Week 11 – August 26 Week 12 – Sept. 2 Semifinals: Week: 13 – Sept. 9 Week 14 – Sept. 16 Finals Week 15 – Sept. 23

Max’s Harvest Week 6

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