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Visions of Delray: Part 2 The future of City mapped out at Vision 2020 meeting By Tara Monks The Pineapple Staff Writer The Vision 2020: Future with History meeting took place March 23, 2013 in order to create a framework for the development, engagement and success of Delray Beach. As last month covered the history of Vision sessions, this edition will discuss the most recent, and its implications for the future of Delray Beach.


More than 100,000 patriotic revelers expected to attend Independence Day Celebration offering seven hours of great music and fantastic food DELRAY BEACH, FL – Stephanie Immelman, Interim Director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC), invites the public to a longstanding tradition – a day-long July Fourth celebration that will offer seven hours of live entertainment and end with the best fireworks in South Florida, an audience-wowing pyrotechnic display that is expected to last up to 25 minutes. Presented by the City of Delray Beach and produced by the DBMC and Parks and Rec, this year’s celebration is expected to draw more than 100,000 flag-waving visitors and include everything from professional sand castle builders to an Extreme Volleyball Professionals match on the beach, children’s activities to a beautiful baby bathingsuit contest, and live music featuring several bands on A1A, including The Long Run, the top Eagles cover band in Florida to the new Splash Zone. Complete details can be found at “No matter who comes out, they’ll find their fun,” adds Jarrod White, events marketing coordinator for the DBMC. “We have the best fireworks, and lots Continued on page 3


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Downtown shuttle service gets new look Trolleys to begin service on Monday, July 1 The Vision 2020 session truly began October 2012, when the 15-person Steering Committee was formed. The group was tasked with defining the purpose and format for the forum, which was decidedly to “create the community’s ‘wish list’ for the City to implement and lay out a pathway to achieve the next level of success.” The Committee also decided the eight framework goals that would steer the Vision session and developed the prospective invitee list for the Vision event, a 160-person roster. Participant selection guidelines required invitees to be citizens who had a stake in the future of Delray Beach, but who did not simply serve as advocates for one particular agency; had minimal political or financial power so their votes were focused on what was Continued on page 6 best for the city; and were cross-


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Department of Transportation (FDOT) grant ($300,000 - which includes operational costs) and the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), $550,000. All of the new trolleys are ADA compliant (American with Disabilities Act) and will provide efficient, comfortable service throughout the downtown area. In addition, the City has partnered with the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) to provide $75,000 per year, on a 2-year Continued on page 5

GIVING BACK Jim Knight: BUILDING NEW PATHS By Jamie Salen The Pineapple Staff Writer

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DELRAY BEACH, FL – The City of Delray Beach announced that the Downtown Roundabout shuttle system will be converted from the existing mini-shuttle buses to new, air conditioned trolleys. The new trolley system will continue to offer FREE transportation on Atlantic Avenue, between the Tri-Rail Station and the Municipal Beach, and service is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 1, 2013. Funding to purchase the three (3) new trolleys was provided through a Florida

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“Be the change that you wish to see in the worldy.” – Mahatma Gandhi A native of South Florida and raised in Boca Raton, Jim Knight came of age in the decade following the civil rights act. In a time when the country was just beginning to experience the effect of desegregation, Knight not only bared witness to the social struggle for equality, but also was a participant through the infamous ‘desegregation busing’ initiative, landing him at Spady Elementary as one of the only whites in the school. After an early experience watching a young black friend ostracized at a local annual fair, Knight realized the terrible injustice that surrounded him and the influence of that experience would set the tone for a life long dedication to dismantling the color barrier in his beloved South Florida community. Lucky for Delray Beach, Knight landed here when he started his own commercial real estate company, Calco Development Corp. in 1991. As part of the elite group of early Delray Beach community leaders, Knight used both his vocation in commercial real estate and his devotion to volunteerism to bring him closer to his ultimate dream for the area – the fair and multicultural community he knew in his heart that Delray Beach was meant to be. As a board member of the Delay Beach Site Plan Approval Board, Knight has taken a leading role in the Delray Beach Continued on page 5

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Visitors can personally experience and learn all about these predators of the deep with interactive exhibits, daily discussions and even an opportunity to feed the sharks DELRAY BEACH, FL – Forget “Shark Week,” this summer the Sandoway House Nature Center ( in Delray Beach is hosting Shark Months. This June, July and August, visitors to the historic Nature Center will have an opportunity to experience firsthand the world of sharks with interactive and engaging exhibits highlighting these amazing creatures of the ocean. Enhancing the exhibit, the Sandoway House will offer daily shark feedings at their reef pool, Tuesday - Saturday at 10:30 am and Sunday at 1:30 pm. New for this year, select individuals will have the opportunity to assist in the hands-on feeding of the sharks (VIP

fee and advanced reservations required). The exhibit is presented in association with Jurassic Parts and the Palm Beach County Cultural Council. The earliest known sharks date from more than 420 million years ago, and since that time sharks have diversified into over 470 species. With that in mind, Jurassic Parts has prepared an exhibit that spans the prehistoric beginnings of the Giant Megalodon all the way through to today’s Great White. Other highlights of the exhibit include: a Great White Jaw along with 100 other genuine shark and ray jaws, Hawaiian Shark Tooth Weapons, a fossil dig for a shark tooth, and a photo opportunity inside the jaws of a Giant Megalodon. Admission to the Sandoway House Nature Center is only $4 for ages three and above. To become “Shark Feeder for the day,” and experience this unique opportunity, advance reservations are required along with a $25 fee. The Sandoway House is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm, and Sunday 12 noon – 4 pm. The Sandoway House Nature Center is located at 142 South Ocean Boulevard in Delray Beach. Visit for more information, or call (561) 274-7263.

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of interactive live entertainment that will keep you dancing. Best of all, the event is free to the public and open to everyone.” The day kicks off at 8 a.m. with the annual sand-sculpting contest on the north end of the public beach, hosted by the Rotary Club of Delray Beach Sunrise. Visitors are welcome to come and watch construction of some amazing creations for the contest, which concludes at noon. New this year will be the creation of 3D chalk art, with chalk artists beginning the creation of their masterpiece, also about 8 a.m. Nearby children of all ages will be encouraged to create their own chalk art. At 2:30 p.m., the celebration at Atlantic Avenue and State Road A1A kicks into full gear with the raising of the 60-foot American flag over Atlantic Avenue and the singing of the national anthem. Vendors offering food and merchandise will be set up throughout the area, and many local merchants will be open to accommodate visitors. Music is a big part of the annual 4th of July celebration in Delray Beach, with the main stage at the Intersection of A1A and Atlantic Avenue hosting an eclectic variety of entertainment. The music kicks off at 4 p.m. with Tony Succar and the Mixtura Band. At 5 p.m. the rock and blues band Son of Man will take the stage, with headliners The Long Run performing from 6 to 8 p.m. The outstanding No Bodies Crew, a creative urban entertainment dance group that will amaze the crowd, will lead up to the fireworks. As 9 p.m. approaches, the crowds will continue to gather for the fireworks, which this year will be launched from the beach at a new location – a few blocks south of Atlantic Avenue – which is wider than other areas, thanks to the recent beach restoration project. Created by Boca Raton based Zambelli fireworks, this year’s show will be about 10 minutes longer than last year’s display and will be the grand finale of an outstanding celebration. Once again, the display will be choreographed to music, and will be simulcast on Sunny 107.9 FM.

DBMC salutes sponsors behind “South Florida’s Best 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks”

“The title sponsor for this year’s 4th of July Celebration is the Delray Beach Marriott,” said Immelman. “The Marriott not only provides scholarship funds to cover the costs of the event, but it is also an invaluable partner behind the scenes by hosting our VIP/ sponsor reception and providing space for the Police, Fire Department and the pyrotechnics command center. So anyone looking for a convenient place to stay over the 4th should visit”

Other major sponsors for this year’s Independence Day event in Delray Beach include: • The McKenna Team at Remax, which is sponsoring the Splash Zone, a major attraction for kids of all ages. • SK Roofing, which is sponsoring SandTastic, the professional sandcastle builders on the beach. • The law firm of Weiner, Lynne and Thompson, which is sponsoring the entertainment on the Main Stage. • Alpine Jaguar, who is sponsoring the VIP beach cabanas set up for premier fireworks viewing. • Delray Acura Hyundai, who is offering visitors to their showroom a chance to win a flat screen TV. • Boston’s, Caffe Luna Rosa and Burger Fi, who are teaming up to create the Beachside Beer Garden on A1A. • Putt N Around, the official sponsor of family fun with mini golf and corn hole. • The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), which has long been a valued sponsor of DBMC events. The media sponsors for this year’s 4th of July Celebration in Delray Beach are longtime community partner the Sun-Sentinel, and Sunny 107.9, which will provide the soundtrack for the incredible fireworks show. Vendors offering food and merchandise will be set up throughout the area, and many local merchants will be open to accommodate visitors. “Delray Beach has always taken pride is having the best Independence Day celebration in all of South Florida and this year is going to be better than ever,” says White. “It’s a great opportunity for everyone to have fun and celebrate America.” For more information, contact the DBMC at 561.279.1380 or visit

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BOCA RATON, FL – The City of Boca Raton will present a memorable Fabulous Fourth Celebration on Thursday, July 4 at deHoernle Park/Spanish River Sports Complex, 1000 NW Spanish River Boulevard, starting at 6:30 p.m. A spectacular fireworks show will start at 9 p.m. The event is FREE and open to the public. “We are looking forward to this year’s Fabulous Fourth Celebration, that in its new central location, will offer residents of and visitors to Boca Raton quite an event,” said Mayor Susan Whelchel. “Those who cannot join the fun at deHoernle Park will certainly be able to enjoy the most anticipated evening finale…our City’s fireworks display.” Activities will include a climbing wall; giant slides; rides; carnival games; food trucks; carnival food and children’s crafts. At 7 p.m., the All-Star Band will take the stage, playing classic rock n’ roll tunes from the 60’s through the 80’s. Free parking will be plentiful with several nearby public parking lots including Boca Corporate Center and the City of Boca Raton Public Library. A complimentary shuttle service will begin at 5:30 p.m. and run continuously until 10:15 p.m. The Fabulous Fourth Celebration is presented by the City of Boca Raton and sponsored by the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District and Ed Morse Delray Cadillac. For more information, visit www.myboca. us or call 561-367-7073 or 561-393-7807.

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The City of Delray Beach continues to work to achieve its sustainability goals and maximize its water conservation efforts by expanding the City’s reclaimed water system for landscape irrigation. Delray Beach is currently providing reclaimed water services throughout the City - golf courses, roadway medians, City parks, residents on the Barrier Island (from Atlantic Avenue north to George Bush Boulevard) - and is becoming a leader in Palm Beach County for our water conservation programs. The City’s reclaimed water system has helped to reduce the demands on both the aquifer and on the potable (drinking) water system by encouraging the use of treated effluent/wastewater or “reuse” water (in accordance with state standards). Project Update Since January 2013, the City has been expanding the reclaimed water transmission and distribution system to the southern areas of the Barrier Island - Atlantic Avenue south to Casuarina Road, from Gleason Street to SR A1A (also known as Area 12A-Phase 1). Work in this area is scheduled for completion by the end of August 2013. All underground piping has been installed on the Atlantic Avenue portion of the project and the trenches have been patched. Brick paver restorations are underway and final paving is scheduled to occur by the end of June, with final striping to follow in July 2013. In addition, all piping has been installed on Gleason Street and the side streets, from Atlantic Avenue south to Casuarina, with the exception of Miramar and Ingraham, which is expected to be completed by the end of June. Restorations are currently underway in this area with final paving expected to be completed in July 2013. The estimated construction cost for the Barrier Island Reclaimed Water System Expansion Project ($1,117,425) will be funded through the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Alternative Water Supply Funding Program ($170,000) and the remainder from the City’s Water & Sewer Enterprise Fund. Motorists are advised to expect delays and be cautious when traveling through this area as temporary lane closures may occur during construction. Please visit the new link on the City’s home page - Event Street Closures and Roadway Projects - for further updates or contact Rafael Ballestero, Environmental Services Department, at (561) 243-7322 or by E-mail

networking and educational activities just about every business day throughout the year. They host several signature “Delray” events drawing thousands of visitors to the area impacting the vitality of business and tourism in our area. The Delray Chamber is also one of only 300 chambers in the country accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, placing us in the top 4 percent of all chambers in the United States.

Lake Worth 100: City of Lake Worth to celebrate Centennial with biggest 4th of July celebration in City’s history

Delray Chamber donates computers to S.D. Spady Elementary

DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce donated 10 used computers to S.D. Spady Elementary for repair and refurbishment. The school will have their Spady Computer Club (composed of students at the school) clean and repair the computers, load needed software, and then provide them to students and families, providing opportunities for education, literacy, and communication. “We are trying to shrink the Digital Divide. The goal is to provide access to educational opportunities and communication by the School District to students and families after the school day,” said Martha O’Hare, principal at S.D. Spady Elementary School. S. D. Spady Elementary School opened in the 1957-58 school year. In the late ‘80s, the Palm Beach County School District requested federal grants, and in 1989 S. D. Spady Elementary became the first Montessori Magnet School and the first Elementary Magnet School in Palm Beach County. S.D. Spady is nationally recognized as one of the top Montessori Public schools in the country. The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, established in 1925, provides

LAKE WORTH, FL – The City of Lake Worth announced today the events planned for the finale of the Lake Worth Centennial Celebration aptly named Lake Worth 100 set for Thursday, July 4. “This will be the biggest celebration the city of Lake Worth has seen in its 100 year history,” said Lake Worth Commissioner Andy Amoroso, chair of Lake Worth 100. “We invite everyone in Palm Beach County to celebrate with us for this historical event!” The festivities kick-off at 10 am with the 11th Annual Great American Raft Race sponsored by the Bryant Park Neighborhood Association. The Parade of Rafts will run through the downtown to the new Bryant Park Boat Ramp beginning at 10 am. The rafts, from Neighborhood Associations, the City of Lake Worth, businesses and local civic groups will launch at 11 am in a mad dash and splash around the course laid out in the Intracoastal with hopes to land Centennial Champion!

At noon, Bryant Park ignites with live music, arts and crafts vendors, food and drink and fun for the entire family culminating with the grand finale fireworks at 9 pm over the Intracoastal Waterway at Lake Ave and Bryant Park. All activities at Bryant Park are free. Come by boat and dock at the new pier facilities or by car, the park is located on the corner of Golfview & Lake Avenues on the Intra-coastal waterway. The Lake Worth Beach Complex will be the place to be for the ultimate Centennial experience. Enjoy a sunset celebration on the second floor of the Casino building with dancing in the ballroom, gourmet food stations by Callaro’s Steak House, cash bar and VIP viewing of the fireworks over the Intracoastal waterway. Cost is $35 per person and includes, dinner, dessert, dancing and reserved tables for ultimate fireworks viewing. Festivities begin at 7 pm and run through 10 pm. Purchase tickets in advance by calling 561-533-7395. The entertainment schedule at Bryant Park: 12 – 2 pm School Of Rock 3 -3:30 pm Carol Gianni 4 -5:30 pm People Upstairs 6 -6:30 pm IggY 7 -8:30 pm Spam All Stars 9 pm Fireworks A special commemorative line of merchandise is being created to commemorate the 100 year celebration with iconic images from past and present representing everything Lake Worth. They will be on sale the week leading up to the festivities at the Community Redevelopment Agency office, 29 South J Street and at Studio 205, 600 Lake Avenue or on-site at Bryant Park. Sponsors for the Centennial celebration include 97.9 WRMF, X102.3 WMBX, WIRK 103.1, City of Lake Worth, Lake Worth Casino Building and Beach Complex, Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency. For sponsorship or arts and craft vendor information please contact Emily Theodossakos at 561.493.2550. For more information visit www. or 586-1600. Media Contact: Terri Neil tneil@ 561-533-7395

STUDENTS AWARDED FOR WINNING STATEWIDE YOUTUBE CONTEST BOYNTON BEACH, FL -The challenge was issued by the Florida Bar and its Law Related Education Committee. Create a two to four minute video from topics covered in the Legal Guide for New Adults to promote interest in the law and its traditions through research, participation, and ingenuity. Two groups of students from the Recording Arts Academy at South Tech Academy in Boynton Beach met that challenge, and won the $500.00 first place prize and the third place prize. They received their awards from members of the Florida Bar at a ceremony held at South Tech Academy in Boynton Beach this past June 13. The grand prize winning group of five students created a rap song and video that covered all the topics contained in the Legal Guide for New Adults. They wrote lyrics based on the information found in the legal guide, recorded and arranged an original music track, recorded their vocals, mixed the song, and produced and filmed the music video. They accomplished all this in just a month and a half. The group received an engraved plaque and a check for $500.00. The third place winning group created a video about a magical lawyer that appears out of nowhere whenever a teen has a question about how the laws change when you turn eighteen. They will be receiving an engraved plaque. Videos from all around the state of Florida were sent to the law related education committee at the Florida Bar in Tallahassee this past Spring. The videos were then uploaded to the Florida Bar’s YouTube Channel, and a panel of judges voted on all the videos. Videos were judged on creativity, originality, theme adherence, and quality.

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DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), West Atlantic Redevelopment Coalition (WARC) and the Milagro Center unveiled a collaborative project of artistic fence banners installed on the CRA-owned 805 West Atlantic Avenue (northwest corner of West Atlantic and NW 8th Avenues) on Wednesday, June 26th. The site previously contained a gas station, and contamination was identified at the time of the CRA’s acquisition of the property in 2006. The site is currently under soil and groundwater remediation which will take approximately 2 to 4 years to complete. The banners were placed during the remediation in an effort to beautify the existing condition of the site and represent community-driven cooperation between the CRA, WARC and the Milagro Center organizations. The unveiling was a photo opportunity to the public and a showcase of the Milagro Center students’ artwork. For more information about this project contact CRA Special Projects Admin Kristyn Cox by email at or by phone at (561) 276-8640. Organizational information can be found at, and

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trial period, for trolley service between Tri-Rail, the downtown core area and the Municipal Beach. It is expected that a long term partnership will be developed, which would continue to provide necessary funding to assist in efficient dependable commuter opportunities in Delray Beach. Routes and Hours of Operation: The new trolley system will continue to offer FREE service on Atlantic Avenue from the Delray Beach Tri-Rail Station on South Congress Avenue to the Municipal Beach (Ocean Boulevard/SR A1A). While we love our pets, only service dogs will be permitted to ride. Routes and service times are subject to change. While every effort will be made to run the routes “on-time,” delays may occur (i.e., traffic, number of stops, etc.) that may prevent the trolley from reaching a location at a particular time. It is recommended to seek alternative transit options for scheduled appointments and/or engagements.

For information on the new trolleys, visit and select Downtown Roundabout - Improved Shuttle Service and Extended Hours of Operation in the photo slider at the top of the home page and/or contact Scott Aronson, Environmental Services Department, at (561) 243-7196 or E-mail Service hours have been extended as follows: ROUTE 1 Roundtrip service along Atlantic Avenue from Tri-Rail to Ocean Blvd/SR A1A Monday - Friday, 6:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm ROUTE 2 Roundtrip service along Atlantic Avenue from Tri-Rail to Ocean Blvd/SR A1A Monday - Friday, 6:45 am - 11:15 pm Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 noon - 11:00 pm

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After years of dedication to inspire and further their community, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens’ Wednesday Docent Group was awarded Palm Beach County’s prestigious Distinguished Group Achievement Award. The award is presented to groups of individuals who made significant contributions to provide quality service and enhance a facility or program. The Wednesday Docent Group put forth dedication to study the museum’s new exhibits, garner enough information to guide visitor tours, and maintain a desire to learn and share knowledge about the Morikami Museum. Pictured from left to right: Sharyn Samuels (Development Manager), Joyce Flick (Docent), Shelly Tankel (Docent), Bonnie White LeMay (Park Administrator), Dennis Cory (Docent), Julian Tannenbaum (Docent), Nikki Kiley (Palm Beach County, Volunteer Coordinator, PBC Parks & Recreation).

EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION AT SPADY CULTURAL HERITAGE MUSEUM IS A FAMILY AFFAIR May 17 event welcomed local officials and members from each featured family

funding and local and national attention to Sofa I and Sofa II plan, two housing the school, Knight considers the initiative development programs that will connect one his proudest moments. “It’s about the neighborhood known as Osceola (south improving our schools and giving every child of Atlantic Ave., beginning at the railroad in Delray Beach a chance at a bright future,” tracks and continuing to 10th Avenue. says Knight. “This is what I want for my city Knight’s vision for the project is the creation and for the world,” he adds. of year-round housing that will inevitably Among his involvement with land place “eyes” on the streets, helping to development and work with his various reduce crime. fellow board members, Knight also supports “The city has done an amazing job of a variety of local charity organizations. The cleaning up other sections of the community project closest to his heart is “Support that were in dire need, including Martin our Children in Need,” an organization Luther King Jr. Drive and SW 12th street. that provides essentials such as food and Osceola has been neglected and the coming school supplies to the numerous families project will serve as a first step to improving living below the poverty level in our own the neighborhood,” explains Knight. community. Last Christmas the organization Knight also played a major role in the gave away 200 bicycles, 400 blenders and improvement of North Federal Highway, toasters and more than 200 hot meals. including the addition of a brand new This July 26th, the organization plans to Walmart that strategically replaced a corner give away 250 backpacks, along with school where the main attraction was a blighted supplies, to the Haitian community in Delray head shop and strip club. Knight also sits on Beach. “We want to spread the word and the Palm Beach County Land Development make sure the Haitian community knows we Review & Appearance Board and is the will be here to help provide necessities on Chairman of the Boca Raton North Federal July 26 and we want those more fortunate Highway Steering Committee. to know they can still One of the more It’s about improving our schools and make donations for high profile Delray giving every child in Delray Beach a the event by visiting Beach projects chance at a brighter future.” the charity’s offices, where Knight was working behind the - Jim Knight located at 229 SE 2nd Ave,” explains Knight. scenes involved the Knight names Tevaris Jackson, the football program at Atlantic High School. founder of Prep & Sports as one if his greatest Having spent many an afternoon standing inspirations. “What TJ has done for the aside the playing field at his son’s high school community is nothing short of amazing. He football practice, Knight was asked to visit took his exceptional talent and turned it into the field at Atlantic High School with friend an immensely impactful non-profit and we and fellow West Atlantic community activist, should all strive to have just a fraction of the Lee Cohen. Knight realized the stark dedication to the children in our community contrast immediately. “I was used to having as TJ expresses each day,” raves Knight. to arrive early and squeeze out a spot to For Knight, he is still amazed that stand and watch my son’s football practice, all these years later and with all of the and I saw only one parent on the sidelines success that downtown Delray Beach during my visit to the Atlantic High School has experienced, the cultural divide is as practice,” says Knight. prevalent in 2013 as it ever was. “If we Seeing Knight’s reaction, Cohen began are to become the community I know we sharing his idea to get the Atlantic High can be, this has to be changed,” Knight football team new uniforms by the next passionately explains. More local jobs in the season. “I looked at him and said why next West Atlantic community, better education year, how about next week,” laughs Knight. for adults and children, and a concerted Cohen was skeptical, knowing that raising effort on the part of downtown businesses the funds necessary would take time, and residents is what will move the needle but Knight saw a need and took action in the end,” he adds. immediately, calling on three prominent “Ten years from now I want to see Delray Beach businessmen and raising the Delray Beach winning at least one more $10,000 needed in days. All American City award, I want to see a Next Knight and Cohen approached vibrant downtown not just in the evenings, owner of the popular local branding firm but during the daytime as well and I want Futuristic Woo and community activist, the entire city of Delray Beach to reap the Ryan Boylston who donated a uniform benefits of continued economic growth and design that would make national news with prosperity,” says Knight. its originality. Having succeeded in bringing

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DELRAY BEACH, FL – It was a family reunion at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum on May 17, as the museum debuted its original exhibition, The Legacies of Delray Beach Families. Members, matriarchs and patriarchs of the Spells, Quince, Edmonds and Mitchell families took turns speaking to the meaning of the photographic exhibit, which featured their families, on display through August 31. Delray Beach Mayor Carey Glickstein was in attendance to deliver congratulations and welcoming words. The show features original photography of the families and families’ artifacts curated by local artist-photographer Michiko Kurisu. The families were selected based on oral histories collected by Spady Museum Founder Vera Farrington. Exhibit text explains how the families contributed to the city through their professions.

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Buddy Walk®….Uncorked Wine Tasting City celebrates Independence Day kicks off the 19th Annual Buddy Walk Street closures, parking facilities and new trolley service location, we’ve been able to offer the most programs ever in our 33 year history. Buddy Walk…Uncorked is a fun opportunity to get our members geared up for fundraising for the walk, which provides the funds for most of those programs. We are very grateful to our sponsors Estate Properties of Palm Beach and Sun Fabrics for their generous support of Buddy Walk…Uncorked 2013.” Working with Jaymie on Buddy Walk…Uncorked are Janessa Gross, Sponsorship and Raffle Items, Cindy Calvagne, and the members of the 2013 Buddy Walk Committee. Tickets are $20 per person with reservations and $25 at the door. All ticket proceeds and 30% of any wine purchased at the tasting will benefit the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization Resource Center. To purchase tickets online visit, You can also mail your check (with guest names) to GCDSO, 915 South Federal Highway, Boynton Beach, FL 33435. The Buddy Walk, a family fun morning of walking followed by children’s activities and a silent auction and raffle, provides most of the funds for Gold Coast operations. This year’s walk is Sunday morning October 20th at John Prince Park Center Pavilion in Lake Worth. Look for our new addition of hot dogs and soda, available for a small donation benefiting GCDSO. To learn more about Gold Coast and the Buddy Walk, visit www. or contact Anne at / 561.752.3383.

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BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization (GCDSO) will kick off the 19th Annual Buddy Walk® with a Wine Tasting on July 31, 2013 from 6:008:00 p.m. at The Wine Cellar at Renaissance Commons, 1500 Gateway Boulevard in Boynton Beach. Guests will enjoy a variety of wines and food. Estate Properties of Palm Beach and Sun Fabrics are the 2013 event sponsors. Gold Coast serves Palm Beach County and helps children and adults with Down syndrome and their families. Jaymie Cabot, Buddy Walk…Uncorked Chair, commented: “We are so excited to be bringing back Buddy Walk…Uncorked again. Last year, our inaugural event exceeded our expectations and we look forward to an even larger number of guests this year. The funds raised at the event will be used to support our Resource Center. We’ve been in the building for a little over a year, and because of our new

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The City of Delray Beach will celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, July 4th with free events and activities on Delray’s Municipal Beach at Ocean Blvd/SR A1A and Atlantic Avenue. Festivities will begin at 8:00 am and include a sand sculpting exhibition, the six (6) story American Flag Raising Ceremony and live entertainment. At 9:00 pm, the Zambelli fireworks grand finale will pay tribute to our country’s birthday. STREET CLOSURES AND TRAFFIC ADVISORIES

On Thursday, July 4th, from 1:30 pm until 11:00 pm, east Atlantic Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from the east side of NE/SE 7th Avenue to Ocean Blvd/SR A1A, including all side roads. In addition, Ocean Blvd/SR A1A will be closed from the south side of Thomas Street to the north side of Miramar Street. All southbound traffic on Ocean Blvd/SR A1A will be detoured via George Bush Blvd/NE 8th Street to US1/Federal Highway. All northbound traffic on Ocean Blvd/SR A1A will be detoured via Linton Blvd to US1/Federal Hwy. BOAT TRAFFIC ADVISORY & BRIDGE CLOSURE

Atlantic Avenue Bridge will be closed to marine traffic from 9:00 pm until 11:30 pm on Thursday, July 4th to facilitate holiday celebrations. Boaters are advised to use caution during this time. PARKING

Handicap parking will be available at the north and south ends of the SR A1A closures near Vista Del Mar and Miramar Street on a first come, first served basis. Handicap vehicles must have placards and registration when approaching checkpoints. The public is urged to park in Downtown Delray Beach and take the short walk to the beach. DOWNTOWN PARKING GARAGES

On Thursday, July 4th, a flat fee of $5 per vehicle will be charged from 10:00 am to closing at the following public parking garages and locations: Robert Federspiel Parking Garage, 22 SE 1st Avenue Old School Square Parking Garage, 95 NE 1st Avenue


On Thursday, July 4th, the Downtown Roundabout free trolley will provide regular roundtrip service along Atlantic Avenue from the Tri-Rail Station on Congress Avenue to Ocean Blvd/SR A1A between 6:00 am - 1:00 pm. From 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm, a modified route will be implemented (due to road closures), which will provide roundtrip service along Atlantic Avenue from the TriRail Station to SE/NE 7th Avenue. From 7th Avenue, the trolley will travel west on SE 1st Street, continue north on SE 6th Avenue to Atlantic Avenue, and proceed west on Atlantic Avenue to the Tri-Rail Station. TRI-RAIL HOLIDAY SERVICE

During the holiday, please be advised that Tri-Rail trains operate on a revised schedule. For holiday service schedules and additional information, visit or call 800-874-7245. PUBLIC SAFETY ADVISORY

The City of Delray Beach wants you to have a safe and happy holiday and asks everyone to be a good neighbor and remember: The use of exploding fireworks is illegal, dangerous and a nuisance to your neighbors. Loud music at parties may be fun for you but not necessarily for your neighbors. Fireworks and public safety ordinances will be enforced. It is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard our marine life, especially endangered species & critical habitats. Firing a gun in public is illegal and can result in an arrest. What goes up, must come down - don’t fire a gun. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the beach. Recycle! Place plastic bottles, aluminum cans, etc. in recycle bins located throughout the event area. For information on the July 4th Celebration, including schedule of activities, events and contests, visit www. or call (561) 2791380 Ext. 17.

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representative of the city’s community (representative of Delray’s diversity). Those who were invited to participate were asked to read a brief history of the entire Vision process, so that each attendee could be fully prepared to contribute to the brainstorming sessions ahead of them. On the morning of Saturday, March 23, 116 participants and 17 Steering Committee members met at the Delray Beach Marriot Hotel with the common purpose of exploring, recording and prioritizing the community’s desires. After an introduction to the day’s schedule and objectives, the participants were then presented with the Framework Goals for the City of Delray Beach: 1. To invest in a network of pedestrian and bike pathways for recreational and transportation purposes 2. To protect and enrich our beaches to ensure future sustainability 3. To provide a safe place to live and work while decreasing crime 4. To create an economic development vision that is consistent and transparent throughout the city 5. To ensure high-quality educational opportunities for all ages and diverse needs 6. To build a vibrant Congress corridor and enhanced West Atlantic passageway 7. To drive the future plan, design and development of Delray, consistent with community wants and needs, and 8. To balance business and residential diversity while providing a broad range of employment opportunities. Participants were asked to keep one question in mind throughout the day’s brainstorming sessions: “In respect to the Framework Goals, imagine Delray in 2020. What would you like to see happen to make that vision a reality?” The participants were divided into four

groups, which were rotated through four separate discussion categories that each contained two specific goals. The members of each group were directed to discuss the goals and generate additional ideas that would contribute to the goals’ successes. The final step was a multi-voting process that determined the top priorities for the city to focus its attention over the next 7 years. By the end of the voting process, each Framework Goal was equipped with three to five top-rated objectives (means to achieve the goal) and 10+ midlevel priorities and additional ideas. All Goals and subordinate priorities were recorded and organized, then drafted into a Forum report and distributed to Steering Committee members for review, approval and accuracy. The end result was a series of eight goals and supporting ideas that will be referenced over the next seven years during any and all city planning endeavors. They will serve as a reminder of what it is that Delray residents want, need and expect from their city. As is stated in the first draft of the Vision 2020 report, “Community visioning is a term to describe community ideals and dreams that get turned into manageable and realistic community goal statements.” It is also a way to ensure the community stays active, engaged and positive about their city’s future. The need for such an endeavor is evident in the top five responses to the Vision 2020 meeting: Needed, Collaborative, Hopeful, Engaging and Worthwhile. A total of 88% of the participants involved indicated belief that their input would make a difference in Delray’s future, and 84% were reportedly excited about the results. For more information on the Framework Goals and supporting priorities, please see the article’s extended version online.

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at the library community,” said Mr. Kornblau. The Delray Beach Lions Club has supported the Library since 1939. It has been giving a gift of $ 500 to the Delray Beach Public Library twice each year since 2001 for a total thus far of $12,000. The Lions Club requests that this money be used to purchase materials for the visually impaired, such as large print books and books-on-tape. The Library’s collection of such materials is quite extensive and extremely popular thanks to the continued support of the Lions Club. The Library was also award a Certificate of Appreciation from the Lions Club for collecting and maintaining many large print books and recordings for use by their Library patrons with eyesight difficulty living in Delray Beach and surrounding communities.

YA Librarian Loanis Menendez-Cuesta (holding the cake) and members of the TAB

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB) SUMMER 2013 MEETINGS The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) @ Delray Beach Public Library (DBPL) gives teens the opportunity to participate in and influence teen services at the Delray Beach Public Library located at 100 West Atlantic Avenue. Their meeting schedule for this summer will be Tuesday, July 9 and Tuesday, August 13 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the Library’s Large Auditorium. They will be having Elections for the upcoming year, Teen Volunteer Orientation, & signing for next year’s volunteer opportunities.

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

General Information (561) 243-7000 Emergency 9-1-1 Non-Emergency (561) 243-7800 Citizen Service Requests (561) 243-7012 City Manager’s Office (561) 243-7010 Utility Billing (561) 243-7100 Water/Sewer Maint. (561) 243-7312 Parks & Recreation (561) 243-7250 Municipal Golf Course (561) 243-7380 City Clerk’s Office (561) 243-7050 Jobline (561) 243-6201 PBC Animal Control (561) 276-1344

Anyone in Grades 6-12 (or equivalent) is welcome to join the TAB@DBPL. They meet the second Tuesday of every month from 4:30 – 5:30 pm to discuss books, magazines, teen issues and programming. Many of the teens have expressed their enjoyment in the many activities they have participated in this past year including FCAT tutoring, Ice Cream Socials, Teen Movies and book discussions which encourage reading all types of books. Several teens also expressed their desire to help their community as a whole. The activities have also helped them improve their time management skills. Members of the TAB must commit to one year and a minimum of 75 hours of service. Attendance at monthly meetings from October to September is required and chairing one yearly program e.g. Got Gaming, Book Discussion, Teen Movie Night, Homework Helper, FCAT tutoring , Children’s reading programs, etc. The TAB @ DBPL has its own webpage @ and check out the new link under Youth Services! To become a member of the TAB @ DBPL, contact: Loanis Menendez-Cuesta Reference and YA Librarian at 561-819-6299 or e-mail her at -Loanis.Menendez@DelrayLibrary.Org

LIONS CLUB CONTINUES TO HELP THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED AT THE LIBRARY The Delray Beach Public Library located at 100 West Atlantic Avenue, was grateful to once again, receive another gift of $ 500 check from the Delray Beach Lion’s Club. Mr. John S. Parke, Treasurer, and a member of the Delray Beach Lions Club since 1970, presented the check to Library Director Alan Kornblau. “The Library is very grateful to the Lions Club for their ongoing support and generosity to help the visually impaired in our

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BENEATH THE SURFACE TEEN SUMMER READING PROGRAM Photo left to right: John S. Parke, Lion’s Club gives donation of $500 to Alan Kornblau, Library Director

LIFELONG LEARNING COMMUNITY INSTITUTE SUMMER SCHEDULE IS FILLING UP! The Delray Beach Public Library’s Lifelong Learning Community Institute (LLCI) located at 100 West Atlantic Avenue is gearing up for an exciting summer and fall schedule. This summer attendees will learn about: Politics, Storytelling and American Art Centers with a month of educational and entertaining courses. • Mondays, July 8, 15, 22 from 2-3:30 p.m. – Political Oddities: Strange But true Stories & Politicians From History with Dr. Robert Watson is CLOSED for registration. • Tuesdays, July 9, 16, 23 from 2-3:30 p.m. – Tell Me A Story: Storytelling for Parents, Grandparents & Others What could be better than telling a story to children or friends? Not only is it entertaining Dr. Caren and educational for them, Schnur Neile it is deeply satisfying for the storyteller. Join Dr. Caren Schnur Neile, former chair of the National Storytelling Network, a performer, radio host, lecturer and professor at Florida Atlantic University, as she demonstrates the “how’s” & “why’s” of telling stories. The cost is $45 • Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24 from 2-3:30 p.m. American Art Centers: Up

“DINE OUT FOR A CAUSE” RETURNS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! The Delray Beach Public Library, once again brings back its’ successful Dine Out For A Cause.“ This very popular event will take place on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Sundy House, located at 106 South Swinton Avenue, in Delray Beach for only one night in the month of August. The Sundy House has agreed to give a percentage of the evenings’ total revenue back to the Library and the Library is very grateful as a strong community partner.

Linda Gunn-Paton

Dr. Terryl Lawrence

Close & Personal It is a fact that every artist is a product of their times. Join Dr. Terryl Lawrence, artist, art historian and professor at Digital Media Arts College as she discusses Regionalist American artists, South Beach artists and Florida artists. The cost is $45 If you can’t make every session of a class Guest Passes are available for the cost of $20 per class, space permitting. You won’t want to miss this exciting line-up! The Fall 2013 Lifelong Learning Community Institute schedule is coming soon.

The Celebrity Chef for the evening is Delray Beach resident, involved community member and newly married, Linda Gunn-Paton. For the past 19 years, Linda has helped many grateful organizations, including the Delray Beach Public Library, where she was the co-chairperson of the Library’s dynamic Centennial Committee, achieve their goals. She is also the Secretary of the Board of the Spirit of Giving Network and a past president of the Junior League of Boca Raton. Linda will greet the many guests that will “Dine Out For A Cause” to support the Delray Beach Public Library and host an evening filled with good food, good wine, good cheer and good friends! “It is my pleasure to help our Library in this way and I hope that the community will come out and give their support to this wonderful organization,” said Linda. To make your reservations please contact the Sundy House at 561-271-5678. Don’t forget to mention the Library when you call! For further details visit our web site at or contact the Library’s Development Director at 561-266-0775.

The Delray Beach Public Library’s Young Adult Department thinks that summer is a great time for teens to catch up on those books that they wanted to read all year long! They can read or listen to books at their leisure, at the beach, by the pool, with a friend or in a group! This summer teens can look Beneath the Surface! Teens can submit a Teen Reading Log, signed by their parent or guardian, to any Delray Beach Public Library staff member every Friday through August 1, 2013 to receive a Scratch-Off ticket and win one of 10 weekly prizes***! Every ticket is a winner! Read, scratch–off and find out! In addition, teens will be entered into the Summer Reading Raffle to win one of 5 grand prizes***! The raffle drawing takes place during the “Back to School Kinect Adventures Tournament” on Monday August 5, 2013 from 5:15 to 7:45pm! ***Teens must have a valid Library card and be present to win! Pizza and refreshments will be served! Our Teen Summer Reading Program is very simple. Pick one, two or three of these ways to log your weekly summer reading. It’s your summer, so it is up to you! 1. Read at least 2 books per week for teens/ young adults (check the suggested lists on the Teen Services Page at 2. Read for 15 hours per week (books, comics, magazines, newspaper articles, etc.) 3. Read 500 pages per week (books, comics, magazines, newspaper articles, etc.) 4. Scan the QR Code to submit your Reading Log online For further information on this exciting teen summer reading program visit www. or call 561-819-6299. For further information on the many programs at the Delray Beach Public Library, please visit at or call the Director of Community Relations at 561-266-9490.

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destinations Skateboarding camp teaches physics in a fun and exciting way to 6-12 year olds at the Museum of Discovery and Science Ever wonder how skateboarding professionals do all of those cool tricks? This summer, the Museum of Discovery and Science will offer campers a RAD experience as they visit the newly opened Tony Hawk: RAD Science Exhibit. Campers ages 6-12 will have the chance to learn first-hand the physics involved in skateboarding, while experiencing 25 interactive exhibits that demonstrate force, momentum, acceleration, velocity and inertia. Campers will also be able create their very own professional quality skateboard decks as well as learn more about the science behind skateboard design, engineering, wood selection, production and accessorizing. The Tony Hawk: RAD Science summer camp adventure is part of the Museum’s Camp Discovery program and is open to the public. Camp begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. with before and aftercare available. The Tony Hawk: RAD Science summer camp is a five day camp that began on Monday, June 24 and runs through Friday, June 28, 2013. A second camp session will be available on July 29 through August 2, 2013. A registration fee of $250 is required for each five day camp and includes a skateboard deck, exhibit exploration and an IMAX film. For more information or to register visit or call 954-713-0930. Who: What: Where: When:

Museum of Discovery and Science Tony Hawk: RAD Science Summer Camp Adventure 401 S.W. 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 June 24- June 28, 2013 and July 29 - August 2, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

About Tony Hawk RAD Science Exhibit: What does Sir Isaac Newton have to do with skateboarding? Find out when you explore the 25 interactive exhibits that demonstrate force, momentum, acceleration, velocity and inertia in the new traveling exhibit, Tony Hawk: RAD Science now on exhibit through September 2, 2013. This new exhibition shows how skateboarding uses important physics principles to produce radical tricks. Find out how the physics of gravity, force, velocity and balance make radical tricks possible in action sports.

“Tony Hawk: RAD Sceince” shows how skateboarding uses important physics principles to produce radical tricks. Credit: Museum of Discovery and Science

About the Museum: The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 450,000 visitors annually. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: Broward Health, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun Sentinel, Patriot National Insurance Group and Wells Fargo. The Museum is open seven days a week, 365 days a year; Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. with extended IMAX® hours on most evenings. Exhibit admission is $14 for adults, $13 for seniors and $12 for children 2-12. To purchase advance tickets, call 954.713.0930. For show times, visit www. Tickets may also be purchased in advance at the Museum box office. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954.467.MODS (6637) or visit

Where to Stay Get away without leaving town. Go to for the latest travel packages and specials from our local hotels. What To Do Go to www.VisitDelrayBeach. org/arts-culture to learn about summer exhibitions and events from our local arts and cultural locations. You can also find information on attractions, nature, parks and ecotourism, recreation, family fun and excursions. This summer visit the Sandoway House for Shark Months, the Spady Museum for Legacies of Delray Beach Families and the Story of Kites and A Quilting Evolution at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts.

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Social Directors bring sunshine on a cloudy day for the Taste History Culinary Tour of Lake Worth & Lantana


his past May Social Directors from Palm Beach County’s most affluent Country Clubs brought sunshine on a day filled with dark clouds and rain as they were hosted on the non-profit Taste History Culinary Tour of historic Lake Worth & Lantana. The Social Directors on the exclusive epicurean journey represented Boca Grove, Boca West, Broken Sound, Gleneagles, Indian Spring, The Polo Club Boca Raton and Wycliffe Golf & Country Club. Not dampened by the rain, the Social Directors toured and tasted their way thru Lake Worth’s, the LULA Arts District’s and Lantana’s food, history, art and culture with visits to Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast, South Shores Tavern, Lake Worth Casino and Beach Complex, Brogues Downunder, Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, the Webber Galleries, George’s Meat Market, and the Cheese & Wine Cafe. The historic Lake Worth Casino Building in Lake Worth and the Cheese & Wine Cafe in Lantana are the newest additions on the non-profit Taste History and the Social Directors were the first to preview them on this culinary culture tour. The cuisines eaten were influenced by ancient China, the Arabs, Sicily, Tuscany, Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France and America. The Social Directors also learned about the origins of the State of Florida, Palm Beach County, Lake Worth and Lantana. Taste History is an official Community Event Partner for the State of Florida’s 500th anniversary. Each Social Director received exclusive discount passes for Macy’s which is the presenting sponsor for this non-profit gastronome tour. Taste History is a four-hour foodcentric narrated excursion of bus riding and four to six blocks of walking through historic districts for alternate visits to eateries, markets, and an urban farm for food history, food culture facts, foodways information and food tastings. Customarily, at least three to four eateries are visited per Taste History tour along with trips to historic buildings, cultural centers and art galleries. Tour guests meet the restaurant owners and chefs; and local artists at and directors of the cultural centers and art galleries visited on the tour. Florida history is narrated by a guide. The quality programming of Taste History has garnered many accolades including an “Approved” designation from the famed culinary website Tasting Table (2012). And, Miami Herald (May 11, 2013) recommends Taste History for a “staycation.” The culinary journey visits an assortment of restaurants, markets, an urban farm, art galleries, cultural centers and historic buildings. The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County premiered in October 2011 as the first food tour of its style in Palm Beach County, Florida. Originally, this gourmand tour program was designed to visit historic Delray Beach and Boynton Beach but when the first seven-months sold-

out it was expanded to offer more dates and in April 2012 to include historic Lake Worth and Lantana, Florida. As a result of the inclusion of Lake Worth and Lantana, Taste History has been a leader in introducing new audiences to that city and town which has created an economic benefit for them. In downtown Lake Worth, the featured art galleries are the Maryanne Webber Gallery, the nonprofit Lake Worth Art League Gallery, and the non-profit Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery in addition to visiting restaurants for cultural eating experiences. The rate is $40 per person and free for children under age 18. Pre-payment is required. Tickets can be purchased on-line at Call 561-243-2662 or E-mail tour@ Private group tours are also available at special rates. Taste History cannot accommodate dietary restrictions. The food tours board at Macy’s (Outside at the East Entrance) located at 801 N. Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL

Country Club Social Directors from Palm Beach County with Colleen Rinaldi (right), co-innkeeper at the Sabal Palm House Bed & Breakfast in Lake Worth, Florida. Social Directors of Palm Beach County’s most affluent Country Clubs were hosted on the non-profit Taste History Culinary Tour of Historic Lake Worth & Lantana

The following Summertime dates:




July 2013 Saturday, July 13, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana Saturday, July 20, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach Saturday, July 27, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach August 2013 Saturday, August 10, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana Saturday, August 17, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach Saturday, August 24, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach September 2013 Saturday, September 14, 2013 Lake Worth/Lantana Saturday, September 21, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach Saturday, September 28, 2013 Delray Beach/Boynton Beach Tours are offered year-round

Upcoming events for the Summer

August 8th On The Ave – 6:00pm – 10:00pm This month’s event takes place in the West Atlantic area starting at the plaza on SW 5th Avenue. Enjoy art, music and more. August 8th and 9th Tastemaker’s – 5:00pm – 10:00pm Purchase a Tastemaker Passport for $30 and visit up to 18 restaurants for a tasting of special cuisine paired with a beverage of their choice. http:// savor-and-tastemakers September 21st Extreme Volleyball Professionals Tour The National Championships will take place in Delray Beach this year!

For the most up to date schedule of events in Delray Beach go to www.

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destinations Catch a break at The Breakers Palm Beach

Gilligan’s Island Gone Glam The Story of Calivigny

The Breakers Palm Beach, one of America’s best-known oceanfront resorts, is putting summer on sale for visitors to Florida. The mega-hotel, with 140 waterfront acres and 540 rooms, has a string of credits, including being recognized as a AAA Five Diamond hotel and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Descendants of Henry Flagler still own the 117-year-old hotel and have made $250 million in renovations in the last decade. Among its amenities: nine restaurants, five bars, five swimming pools, two 18-hole golf courses, 10 tennis courts and 11 shops.

The Deal: Weekday room rates (Sundays-Thursdays) start at $299 a room, a night and $379 per night weekends (Fridays and Saturdays), based on standard accommodations – a 40% discount compared with winter season. When: Through September 30th. Details: Included in the deal are free perks such as continental breakfast, kids’ meals, kids’ day camp and unlimited tennis. Info: The Breakers Palm Beach, (855) 313-8851 •

BONAVENTURE RESORT & SPA KICKS SUMMER OFF WITH A BANG Fort Lauderdale Resort announces exclusive $99 nightly offer WESTON, FL. – Summer is officially here and Bonaventure Resort & Spa, the newest addition to the Benchmark Hospitality International family of resorts in Florida, welcomes travelers to explore all that the resort has to offer with an exclusive rate of just $99 per night, all summer long! To kick off summer on the right foot, the resort has launched the “Simply $99” special nightly offer, which is available now through Labor Day. Guests who reserve this package can also enjoy added bonus offerings including a suite upgrade for only $30 more, a 20 percent savings at the all-new aLaya Spa and if that is not enough, kids under 12 eat free at the resort’s casual-dining Banyan Restaurant or poolside Cabana Bar & Grill.

With these spectacular summer savings, families, couples and friends alike can enjoy a Florida escape without the hefty price tag. Guests can do as much or as little as they desire with an array of activities to choose from. Travelers can enjoy some R&R by the main pool, enjoy a round of

golf at the recently renovated 18-hole PGA Championship East Course at the resort’s Bonaventure Country Club or indulge in a luxurious spa treatment at aLaya Spa,where guests can take advantage of more summer savings with the spa’s exclusive summer discounts available now through Labor Day. Bonaventure Resort & Spa also encourage guests to take advantage of the resort’s close proximity to many area attractions including the Florida Everglades, Sawgrass Mills Mall, BB&T Center and Fort Lauderdale’s beaches, shopping, dining and nightlife. Don’t forget to visit the resort’s AAArated Four Diamond Ireland’s Steakhouse, which features a unique dining experience that includes a salt presentation, homemade breads and butters, personalized knife selection and is well-known for serving bonein prime cuts and richly flavored familystyle sides. Be sure to ask for the “Ireland’s Steakhouse Summer Special,” a three-course menu priced at $35 per person and features some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes such as the King Salmon, Tanglewood Farms Chicken Mattone and the Cherry Balsamic Yellowfin Tuna. The menu is available Tuesday through Thursday starting July 1st and running through Labor Day. To reserve the “Simply $99” summer special or for additional information about the exclusive summer specials available at aLaya Spa and Ireland’s Steakhouse, please call 800.327.8090 or visit www.

By Jule Guaglardi Special to The Pineapple reaming of owning your very own tropical island? Well, you’re not the only ones. Georges and Martine Cohen had a similar dream, which they realized some 10 years ago, creating a grand oasis of French and Balinese-inspired opulence on an enchanting island in the Southern Caribbean. It started quite innocently, a girl sailing through the Southern Caribbean chain with some friends, probably enjoying some good wine and fresh catch, cultivating the world’s greatest tan – well that all seemed like enough for a perfect Caribbean vacation until she spotted it, the 81-acre island she would soon lay claim as her and her husband’s newest private hideaway. Martine Cohen was the girl’s name – and after swimming ashore onto this diamond in the rough, just one mile offshore from Grenada, she was in a word, bewitched. Her mind racing, envisioning the grand potential seemingly bestowed upon her, she could hardly wait. Neighbors in the nearby village of Woburn revealed that the island was up for sale. In a moment she rang her husband Georges, and within hours he touched down in Grenada. It was, perhaps, destiny - however one that would require some serious assistance.

use, they had also been familiar with the yacht charter business, owning and making available for charter rental the Atmosphere, 173-foot Perini Navi. And imagining the two businesses couldn’t be that terribly different - a wealthy clientele, discerning taste, high expectations, a staff to cater to their every whim, foodie cuisine, top notch comfort and pampering, fine wines, and so on, the Cohens decided Calivigny was too beautiful not to share - and so it would be, they would give “chartering” the island a go. As fate would have it, however, hurricane Ivan paid a visit to Grenada in 2004 reeking havoc on the mainland and causing understandable delays in the project’s progress. The Cohens were not discouraged and showed their devotion to Grenada by flying a private jet filled with rescue supplies and by funding the redevelopment of the fisherman’s jetty in Woburn, the nearest neighboring village. Tremendous effort was placed in making Calivigny what it is today. The Cohens hired a highly specialized building guild from France. This was to ensure the utmost in woodwork and craftsmanship. The Frenchman worked closely with a local workforce of nearly 300, teaching them trade secrets that had been handed down in France from generation to generation. The precision and upkeep of the project was of terrific importance, therefore the Cohens

Calivigny Island, as it was named, has taken ten years to build, to create, and to adopt the very spirit Martine and Georges had envisioned. It is a majestic and magical hideaway of pampered decadence drenched in a sea of most outstanding natural beauty. Electric turquoise is adorned with swaying palms, brilliantly vibrant flowers and appetizing trees baring delicious fruit. The architecture is commanding and yet completely fluid to its surroundings, as if it had always been there. Little do visitors know what an arduous effort it would take to make Calivigny such a master-piece. After purchasing an entire nursery the couple had discovered in Barbados, Calivigny Island is now teeming with tropical vegetation of nearly every kind, enveloping the island like an emerald canopy. Although the couple had initially designed the property for private family

arranged for on-island woodworking and manufacturing shops, as well as its own power and desalination plants. Calivigny Island hosts luxurious accommodations for 40 people. The décor of the 139,000 square foot Beach House, adorned with ten “Opulent Suites”, marries the elegance of French Colonial design to the natural, rustic chic of Bali. The island comes with 4 impressive boats, an ROV to record diving expeditions, wave runners, snorkeling gear, diving equipment, a gym, a spa and a plethora of certified individuals awaiting your requests. This is merely a taste of the magic that await, on this amplified Gilligan’s Island but you best come see for yourself. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to be shipwrecked, as this is one castaway experience you may never want to be rescued from! For more information on Calivigny Island, visit


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Rodriguez Smoking is bad. Smoking is addictive. Tens of thousands of people try to quit smoking and fail every year. Smoking kills over 400,000 people annually in the United States alone. Smoking gives you bad breath that can limit your dating options. Most people know these facts. Most people do not understand the deeper, underlying reasons for why cigarettes are so addictive though. This addiction is very complex and goes beyond just dependence to nicotine. The effect of nicotine on the body historically gets most of the attention. This effect is simple. Nicotine initially creates an elevation of mood, a reduction of anxiety, and improvement in concentration, among other pleasurable effects. Tolerance starts to develop to this and more is required to replicate the same effect. Over time the body gets used to it and then does not feel well if you take it away. That is the first layer of this addiction that often triggers a smoking relapse. This layer can be addressed with direct nicotine replacement in any number of different forms. People use nicotine gum, patches, nasal sprays, and lately even electric cigarettes, all with mixed results. Partial nicotine replacement with the prescription medication Chantix also has mixed results, as well as problematic side effects such as depression. The limited success of these forms of treatment underscores the fact that there are other major contributing factors to this form of addiction. The behavioral elements of smoking encompass the next layer of smoking addiction. The act of pulling out the pack,

Why smoking is so addictive the part you don’t know then the cig, and then the lighter, are the first steps. Any number of gestures may blend into the sequence that eventually yields a lit cigarette. The hands and the mouth then remain occupied until most or all of the usable tobacco has been burned and inhaled. At that point the entire ritual often repeats, along with a reinforcement of all of the related behaviors. This is why smokers who try to quit often struggle with finding ways to keep their hands and mouths busy. Here is where chewing gum, brushing teeth, singing, whistling, and even gargling can help occupy the mouth. Holding a pencil, drawing, writing, sewing, and even learning sign language can help keep the hands busy. To a non-smoker this may all seem trivial, but to the smoker whose oral and hand movements have been repeatedly reinforced by the addictive behavior, it all makes perfect sense. As obvious as the behavioral elements often are, they are still not the most powerful contributors to smoking addiction. The most powerful, most dangerous, and least known contributor to smoking addiction is the psychological trap. People do know that cigarettes are psychologically addictive, but they do not entirely understand why. The critical aspect here is that of delayed consequence. Delayed consequence refers to how most of the major problems that result from smoking take many years to develop. Smoker’s breath, bad skin, and tooth discoloration happen much more quickly, but do not do much to scare anyone other than the more vain sectors of the population. Most worry more about cancer, cardiovascular disease, and emphysema, with regards to the bigger risks that carry higher levels of public awareness. People routinely smoke for 5 to 10 years before heart disease and cancer

start to manifest with significantly greater frequency. Many smoke for much longer before developing breathing problems such as emphysema. Even the financial consequences are typically overlooked. The high total financial costs are spread into small frequent payments that make this type of consequence much less apparent. It is these delays and oversights that allow smokers to procrastinate when they feel they would have to worry, which usually delays the development of any real desire to quit. When someone develops a more conventional drug problem, such as with a hard street drug, they experience major problems quickly. Being forced to deal with the consequences makes the addiction “real” to them and can motivate them to stop. Not having to deal with anything major because it has just not manifested yet enables a certain degree of denial to fester. The individual in denial believes nothing is wrong. It is only human nature for many of us to delay doing something until we really have to do it. When the cancer, heart disease or breathing problems actually appear, it is often too late to survive without permanent damage, if the individual is able to survive at all. That is the critical psychological trap of the cigarette. This is the biggest barrier to smoking cessation that most people are not aware of. Raul J Rodriguez, MD is the founder and Medical Director of the Delray Center For Healing, as well as the director of the Delray Center smoking cessation program. Delray Center For Healing 403 SE 1st Street, Delray Beach, FL 33483 • 888-699-5679



hape up for the summer with FREE Saturday morning fitness classes for ages 12 and up, sponsored by the City of Boca Raton.

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Senior living community becomes exclusive FAU research study site

Abbey Delray South partners with FAU for on-site health and wellness studies DELRAY BEACH, FL – Abbey Delray South has become the first senior living community to participate in on-site research studies with Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Faculty and PhD candidates from FAU’s College of Nursing are conducting the exploratory studies on a variety of health and wellness initiatives. Abbey Delray South residents are excited about the opportunity to take an active role in helping advance the understanding and treatment of various conditions to allow older adults to lead healthier lives. “This is a great new opportunity for our community, and we’re happy to provide or participate in anything that promotes healthy aging,” says David Randazzo, executive director at Abbey Delray South. “These studies have the potential to be real game changers.”

“Residents love to be involved in different activities, and when I asked people here about participating in these studies, a lot of hands went up,” says Abbey Delray South resident, Dr. Elizabeth Force, who has a PhD in Epidemiology and initiated the research partnership with FAU. “It’s really special and unique to have a senior living community open their doors to us for these studies,” says Dr. Lenny ChiangHanisko, associate professor at FAU’s College of Nursing, who is conducting one of the research studies. “We spend quite a bit of time at Abbey Delray South interacting with residents, which is extremely helpful to advance the studies and, ultimately, discover better ways to promote healthy aging.” The first study, conducted by Dr. ChiangHanisko and currently underway at the retirement community, is on polypharmacy and pain management across different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. An upcoming study at Abbey Delray South will be on the relationship between sleep disturbances and risk of falls. In particular, it will examine sleep hygiene – the behavioral habits and environmental factors that precede sleep and may interfere with sleep. “The university will share its research findings with us, and it will allow us to learn how we can provide an even better level of service to our residents,” Randazzo says. “Senior living communities are always looking for ways to show how innovative and advanced they are with healthy aging initiatives, and I think partnerships like this with universities is something more will explore and try to establish.” More information about Abbey Delray South is available by calling (561) 272-9600 or by visiting

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xcessive noise is the number one reason for hearing loss. The Better Hearing Institute says the best advice for attending fireworks is to sit at a comfortable distance from the display, where you can enjoy the colors and lights, but not expose yourself and your family to loud noises. The Dangers and Signs of Loud Noise Loudness is measured in decibels, with silence measuring at 0 dB and any noise above 85 dB is considered unsafe. Most firecrackers produce sounds starting at 125 dB–presenting the risk of irreversible ear damage. Repeated exposure to loud noise, over an extended period of time, presents serious risks to hearing health. If you have to shout over the noise to be heard by someone within arm’s length, the noise is probably in the dangerous range. Here are other warning signs: • You have pain in your ears after leaving a noisy area. • You hear ringing or buzzing (tinnitus) in your ears immediately after exposure to noise. • You suddenly have difficulty understanding speech after exposure to noise; you can hear people talking but can’t understand them. Protect Your Hearing Every day you can protect your hearing by avoiding excessive loud noise, keeping down the volume on earbuds, stereos, and televisions. Teach children to quickly plug their ears with their fingers when they’re suddenly and unexpectedly bombarded by loud sirens, jack hammers, and other loud sounds. Prevention is so critical to preserving our hearing so enjoy the holiday festivities but celebrate smart. For more information on hearing loss prevention and treatment or to schedule a complimentary hearing screening appointment for you and a guest, contact Hearing Partners in Delray Beach 561-638-6530 or Boynton Beach 561-736-6002. About Hearing Partners of South Florida The practice specializes in the diagnosis an management of hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, and balance. The staff adheres to the highest standard in Audiology, providing the best care, customer service and products to our patients. We are dedicated to the health and wellness of the community.

SUMMERTIME Relaxation and Exercise

Summer is often a time for serious play, time off and relaxation. Many of us use the summertime to rebuild our reserves for the rest of the busy year. In our work-crazed society we can lose sight of the benefits of slowing down and taking time to rest. Now that summer is in full swing, it’s time to enjoy the restorative powers of reconnecting to your body through movement and relaxation. The body loves to move! Even though our body is healthiest when it is getting physical activity, we often feel dread and boredom when we hear the word “exercise”. Think for a moment of what type of movement you would consider fun as opposed to torturous. Perhaps you loathe the idea of a gym, but miss taking dance classes. Maybe you secretly want to try yoga or rollerblading. You could play touch football with your kids, walk with a neighbor in the mornings or go for a swim. The summer offers so many choices – it’s simply up to you to choose which style of movement excites you. Your heart will thank you, your limbs will be more fluid and you’ll sleep better at night. Summer is a unique time of year when we can do both our relaxation and our movement out in nature. Take a nap in a hammock and enjoy the smell of freshly cut grass. Go to the park and meditate or read under a favorite tree. One of the greatest places to rest in the summertime is by the water. There is something wonderful and restorative in water, and we naturally crave to be near it, by it or in it. Heading to the water, whether it is the beach, a lake or a kiddy pool, can be relaxing and rejuvenating. Whether you are relaxing, exercising or both, notice that being outside in nature has a great way of quieting the mind and reconnecting us to ourselves. Often this relaxation and peace of mind are what our bodies crave the most. So while summer is with us, strap on your sandals and enjoy the rich elements of sun, wind and water and the nourishment that they bring.

Food Focus: Water

Most of us are aware of the importance of drinking enough water. Getting our daily dose of water helps our organs perform their functions, keeps our skin clear and hydrated,

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and allows physical action in our bodies to flow smoothly. Even with this knowledge, it can still be challenging to drink all the water our bodies deserve daily. In the summer, when we tend to play hard, sweat and spend prolonged time in the sun, drinking plenty of water is critical. Those who are not drinking enough may experience poor digestion, sluggish thinking, skin breakouts, headaches, bad breath and general fatigue. To start your day right, set a large glass of water by your bed each night and drink it when you wake up. Drinking water first thing in the morning pulls out toxins from the previous day and freshens your system for the day ahead. Keep a bottle of water accessible throughout the day, whether you are on the go or at a desk. Having a bottle of water close by will remind you to take a sip when thirsty. The first sip will usually let you know how much more water you need. A sip or two may be enough, or you may need a big glass. If you drink most of your daily water before early evening, you most likely will not be thirsty before bed. This is good, because drinking before bed and then waking to use the bathroom disturbs your peaceful night’s sleep. If the taste of plain water is unappealing, experiment to see how you can make it tasty and drinkable. Try adding a few mint leaves, a wedge of lemon, a sprig of parsley, slices of cucumber, a twist of lime or a squeeze of orange to make water more tempting. Also, drinking tea or juice and eating raw fruits and vegetables contribute to the hydration process. So, splash in the waves, swim in the sun, drink plenty of water and enjoy the summer fun! For more information on nutrition and fitness visit or call 561-414-4441. Julia C. Kadel CPT, CHHC, AADP Board Certified Holistic Health Coach Nutrition Counselor – Personal Trainer – Life Coach

Duncan Center to host Deliver the Dream…a special retreat for some special kids and their families! DELRAY BEACH, FL - The Duncan Center will be hosting Deliver the Dream, a non-profit respite and retreat program that serves families facing serious illness or crisis by offering retreat weekends at no cost to the family. Deliver the Dream has two retreats scheduled for this summer…June 27-30 and July 25-28 both to be hosted by the Duncan Conference Center. Several families will have “family pals” assigned to them…pals that assist parents with the children so that the parents can have alone time, volunteers who play with the siblings who are often neglected due to the family’s attention

to the sick child, and others who help the child forget their illness if only for a few days. Coventry Health Care of Florida is sponsoring this July’s retreat. Last year, Nicholas Wolf, 9, and his family were on a retreat when an impending storm cut their fun short. As a result, Nicholas and his family have been asked to come back this July. Nicholas was diagnosed with PNET (a brain tumor) when he was 7 years old. He has undergone several surgeries and due to a relapse, will be on chemotherapy for the next two years. Nicholas’ dad, James, his mom, Christina, and brother Scott, 7, will be entertained at the Duncan Conference Center

by all the remarkable volunteers. The Duncan Conference Center is pleased to be a part of this wonderful event. About the Duncan Conference Center Duncan Conference Center is located on five serene tropical acres and welcomes over 500 diverse groups a year. It was built in 1985 by the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida as a Conference Center. It has meeting spaces for up to 200 people, an outdoor labyrinth, a chapel with indoor labyrinth, meeting spaces, lodging for up to 80 people, a dining room and a large pool and spa. For more visit

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Fast-track technology firm relocating to Delray Beach By Paula Detwiller Special to The Pineapple

New Jersey-born entrepreneur Rick Mancinelli has always been a trailblazer. He started programming computers at age 10. At 12, he wrote his first piece of software, and by the time he turned 14, he was selling his software to customers in seven states. Last year, Mancinelli was named one of the “Top 50 Entrepreneurs in South Florida” by Business Leader Magazine. Today, at age 41, his blazing trail has led him into the heart of downtown Delray Beach. As CEO of Cloud Computing Concepts, a technology consulting and hosting firm he launched with his brother three years ago, Mancinelli is relocating the company’s headquarters from Boca Raton to Delray Beach. The firm is completing interior

Cloud Computing Concepts CEO, Rick Mancinelli and brother and CFO Rob Mancinelli

improvements to 2,500 square feet of office space at 110 E. Atlantic Avenue, Suite 420, and plans to move in later this summer. “Moving to Delray is a step up for us,” Mancinelli said. “The city has a vibrant startup and technology atmosphere that we want to be part of and support.” Cloud Computing Concepts, also called C3, provides cloud-based solutions and support to small- and medium-sized businesses. A mainstay service is keeping clients’ digital data secure and accessible by storing it in the “cloud”—essentially, at offsite server farms owned by C3 in South Florida and New York. The company plans to open a third server facility in Las Vegas this year. From all appearances, there aren’t any dark clouds on the horizon for C3. The firm was named a “2012 Florida Company to Watch” by the GrowFL (Florida Economic Gardening Institute) and has enjoyed steady profits: the business grew 190 percent in 2011, 73 percent in 2012, and is projecting a 100 percent rate of growth for 2013. Mancinelli said Delray Beach’s walkable downtown, with its dozens of restaurants and other services close at hand, played a major role in his decision to seek a new corporate address on Atlantic Avenue. “We do lots of client entertaining— breakfasts, lunches—and we wanted to be where we could walk out the door and select from 30 to 40 different venues,” he said. “Plus it’s a better workday quality of life for our employees. They can go out for a stroll in the fresh air or run errands without having to drive.” Another incentive Continued on page 18

The Olive Taste storefront in Pineapple Grove

A Taste for Pineapple Grove By David DiPino The Pineapple Contributing Writer PINEAPPLE GROVE – Small business owner Lori Richards regularly extends an olive branch to women entrepreneurs every opportunity that arises. As owner of The Olive Taste in Pineapple Grove, Richards features a total of three dozen olive oils, vinegars and specialty oils. She’s busy readying the store for the Fourth of July holiday with gourmet olive oils and vinegars, great for grill marinades and summer salads. The Olive Taste’s olive oils and vinegars are perfect for pork chops, skirt steaks, flank

GRANGER NAMED NEW CHAMBER PRESIDENT AND CEO DELRAY BEACH, FL – Karen Granger was just named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Granger, originally hired at the Chamber as Vice-President, has been Acting President and CEO since January, 2013. Prior to that, Granger ran her own PR firm following a successful tenure as Public Relations Director for Levenger, the creator and retailer of high end products for readers. Before her stint at Levenger, Granger worked with one of Florida’s oldest and largest law firms, Gunster. Her clients appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and on CNN and Oprah. Chairman of the Board Francisco Perez-Azua says, “Karen is playing a valuable role as we re-brand the Delray Beach Chamber and elevate its relevance in our community. Her passion for building relationships and her PR expertise has already added value for dozens of our members as she shares how to grow businesses through the Chamber.” The Delray Beach Chamber has been serving the community for nearly 90 years. The organization consists of 900 members. According to Granger, new membership is up 37% compared to this time last year. The group is building out new office space and plans on being in their new space later this year on NE 1st Street facing the new Hyatt Place. Board member Gregg Weiss adds, “Karen has served with such passion and enthusiasm during her role as interim president, energizing staff, breathing a new excitement in our committees and board while creating stronger alliances with our community partners. With her leadership we are going to accomplish great things in Delray Beach, making it a hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and business.” Granger sits on the Advisory Board of the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition and has been active in many non-profit organizations in Palm Beach County. She enjoys speaking and writing. Her writing has appeared in several gift and inspiration books. She and her husband, Eric have one son, several local family members and 12 fish. Their favorite hangout is Delray Beach, of course, and if they ever venture away, they enjoy visiting Maine and Montana.

Karen Granger

steaks, and fish. In all, three dozen olive oils and equally as many vinegars line The Olive Taste’s shelves. Most importantly, Richards has taken the time to become an expert in olive oils and vinegars. She uses a “Fusti” that comes from Italy, a metal kettle looking apparatus with a valve specially designed to distribute olive oils and vinegars. “Olive oils and vinegars should not be exposed to heat or light. That’s why it’s so important to use the Fusti. A lot of people don’t know but the shelf life of a good olive oil is nine months to a year,” said Richards. At The Olive Taste, customers can peruse and taste specialty olive Continued on page 19

Don Shula takes on national gourmet burger competitors

Shula Burger accelerates South Florida growth by awarding first independent franchise location DELRAY BEACH, FL – It’s a local source of pride how South Florida’s own football legend and powerhouse restaurateur Don Shula translated his accomplishments on the gridiron to the grill. For more than twenty years, Shula’s signature steak houses and high end dining concepts have taken off around the country – over 34 locations and counting. Now, yet another Shula win – a fast casual, gourmet burger restaurant called Shula Burger. The first prototypical Shula Burger franchise location in the country opens its doors in Delray Beach next month, incorporating the hot restaurant trends of gourmet burgers in a fast casual setting with a transparent, wide open view of the kitchen and meal preparation. No Sitting On The Sideline After opening two successful corporateowned Shula Burger locations in South Florida in the past year, Shula Burger will open its first independently owned franchise in Delray Beach on July 10, 2013 with plans to expand across the state and nation. While it may be the Shula name on the restaurant and the Shula name branded into their signature bun, Continued on page 18

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was the Job Creation Bonus Program offered by the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). The program provides grants to qualifying, non-retail businesses that bring higher-paying jobs to the CRA District. The award is calculated based on a percentage of the company’s total annual wages paid to qualifying employees, with a maximum award of $250,000. C3 has been approved for an incentive award totaling $38,023.85, to be paid in annual installments over a 5-year period.

Irene Revelas, Director of Operations & Community Impact; Robert Mancinelli, CFO; Rick Mancinelli, CEO; Mike Wolfson, Director, Sales & Business Development; Lindsay Sturm, Director of Marketing

“C3 represents the type of innovative technology company that is a perfect fit for Delray Beach,” said CRA Economic Development Director Vin Nolan. “Our chic urban setting with a variety of dining and cultural amenities is highly desirable to this type of company, and C3 is the type of company most likely to invest in reinventing existing space. Our goal is to now add more office capacity to allow such companies to grow and remain in our downtown.” Mancinelli said he wants to do his part to spread the news about Delray Beach to other technology companies considering relocation. “I think the time is right, the market is right, and so far our experience doing business in and around Delray is very positive,” he said. “We’re jumping in with both feet.” Paula Detwiller writes professionally for the CRA and other clients. Her website/ blog can be found at

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Delray Beach resident and entrepreneur Carrie LaNoce stamps her name on the fast-casual, gourmet burger business in South Florida as she becomes the first independent Shula Burger franchise owner. Shula Burger’s Delray Beach Grand Opening: Wednesday, July 10th, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. 14917 Lyons Road, Suite 114 in Delray Beach Join owner, Carrie LaNoce, founder, Coach Don Shula, CEO, Mary Anne Shula and Miami Dolphins legends in celebrating the opening of the first independently owned Shula Burger franchise. As part of the celebration, Shula Burger will hold a special in store drawing to reward 50 fans attending the event with a free burger each month for an entire year! In addition, talk with the Shula Burger team about the “Burger Explosion” and why they think Shula Burger will stand out - beef and bun - above the rest in South Florida. Carrie LaNoce will also donate 5% of the net proceeds from her Shula Burger restaurant (on July 10th) to Achievement Centers for Children and families, an organization that has been near and dear to the Shula family for years. This charity provides affordable, quality care for children whose parents wouldn’t be able to keep their job or go to school without this service. First Shula Burger Franchise Brings on the Beef! “I’m honored and excited to open the first

independently owned and operated Shula Burger franchise in the country, and feel like I’m in the perfect position to satisfy South Florida’s craving for gourmet burgers with a trusted brand name 100% behind me every step of the way,” says Carrie LaNoce, the first independent Shula Burger franchisee. “Coach Don Shula knows what it takes to build a winning team. He won more games than any coach in NFL history, and led our beloved Dolphins to the NFL’s only perfect season. That winning attitude and dedication to greatness is the driving force behind Shula Burger.”

We’ve combined the hottest trends of better burgers in a fast casual setting with the transparency of cooking right before the customer.” Legendary Coach Don Shula

Winning Burger Served With Trending Restaurant Concepts Shula Burger scores with customers by capitalizing on what experts call the hottest trends in the restaurant industry today. • “Gourmet Burger/Fast Casual “– Within the $69 billion-dollar quick-serve and fast-casual burger market, the Better Burger Category is the fastest growing segment. Combining their access to the finest Premium Black Angus Beef in the world through the trademarked Shula Cut™ program, gourmet ingredients, handcrafted beers and to-die-for shakes, Shula Burger will directly compete with national chains in the burgeoning gourmet burger space. • “Transparency” – Consumers, especially Millennials, crave a view of the kitchen so they can watch chefs prepare their food in total transparency. Just like in the famous Shula steakhouses, chefs prepare your meal in plain view including the signature “Shula burger” and “the Don”. “We’ve combined the hottest trends of better burgers in a fast casual setting with the transparency of cooking right before the customer for a spectacular dining experience we know will catch on here and around the country,” says Coach Don Shula, Shula Burger founder. The Shula Burger brand allows us to serve

more customers more often, and introduces new consumers to the Shula family and the high quality dining experience we consistently deliver. This brand is a clear winner for us, and we want to accelerate expansion here in South Florida through partners like Carrie LaNoce.” About Shula Burger: Shula Burger, part of the Shula Steak Houses, LLLP family of restaurants, is one of the nation’s premier fast casual burger concepts. Shula Burger is immediately distinguished from other fast casual burger concepts because it’s based on more than twenty years of experience serving burgers made with The Best Beef Money Can Buy at other Shula’s Steak Houses, LLLP, restaurants. Shula burgers are always fresh, never frozen and are served in a warm, inviting and casual environment. Shula Burger’s robust menu features tasty burgers with unique toppings, like avocado, caramelized onions, roasted peppers, and goat cheese, among others, and a “create your burger” option that allows customers to build the burger that best suits their tastes. The menu also offers chicken or veggie burger replacements for those keeping it light, wine and beer pairings for those looking to relax after a long day, and multiple kids’ meal options for those looking for a fun night out with the family. Just like every other Shula’s Steak Houses, LLLP restaurant, Shula Burger is based on the same principles that propelled Don Shula to the last NFL perfect season and back-to-back Super Bowl championships. Shula Burger’s staff is dedicated to providing each customer with the perfect burger and a perfect experience that fits their individual tastes. Perfect season. Perfect burger. Shula Burger. For general or franchise information please visit

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oils like white and black truffle, or grape seed olive oils. Other organic olive oils at The Olive Taste include rosemary, Tuscan herb, garlic mushroom, blood orange, hot chili, basil, Meyer lemon, Umbrian blend, Koroneiki, Arbequina and Arbequina, Picual & Hojublanca olive oils. The Olive Taste olive oils are imported from around the world, including Italy, and nationally via California. The Balsamic Vinegars at The Olive Taste are imported from Modena, Italy, and include 18-year traditional, 25-year traditional, tangerine, fig, blackberry ginger, raspberry, black currant, Bordeaux cherry, cranberry walnut, lemon white, Bergamot Orange/Lime and peach white. The Olive Taste’s prices are affordable and start at $9.95. While building her holiday stock, Richards takes the time to point out to customers that she features the products of four other small business women entrepreneurs. “As a group we have committed to support and promote one another and cross-promote whenever possible,” said Richards. “I want to help other women succeed through my business.” Richards is a member of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and their Focus on Women Group. Four different women who own their own businesses feature items at The Olive Taste, 200 NE Second Ave., Ste. 113. One woman makes infused vinegar that she makes by hand in a small warehouse in Western Massachusetts. She has agreed to allow Richards to be the exclusive distributor in Palm Beach County. Another is a local Delray Beach and Boca Raton based artist, Talin Tropic, an exclusive designer of custom hand-painted fabrics. Richards also sells pottery in her store via a women entrepreneur from Boca Raton and has a business partnership with Caroline Doughty, of Coast Styles, also located here in Delray Beach. Pascale’s, the Delray Beach Jam Company, also has gourmet jams like her Roaster Red Pepper Jam, Tomato Chili Jam and Mango Hot Sauce. “It’s important to me as a women business owner and women entrepreneur to feature

other women entrepreneurs and their accessories in my store,” said Richards. “As a women entrepreneur doing business in Delray Beach I have made a commitment to support other women owned businesses by featuring and representing them in my store as much as possible.” At The Olive Taste, the local art scene is a focus. Richards regularly promotes Artists Alley in Pineapple Grove and The Olive Taste serves as a venue where local artists can show their artwork. “I’m in the Pineapple Grove Arts District so I thought it’d be a good idea to actually feature the local artists that live and work here,” said Richards. In 2002, Richards got her business degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. She began to venture south and stopped at a gourmet olive oil store in Raleigh, North Carolina. “I always wanted my own business but didn’t know what business it would be. I walked into a store in Raleigh and knew right then what I wanted to do,” said Richards. She ended up moving to South Florida and looked to start the business in either West Palm Beach or Boca Raton. She looked on East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach and ventured a few blocks north into Pineapple Grove. “I looked at the Avenue and thought that’s where I wanted to be… I found Pineapple Grove to be a hip place with small shops, no big box stores and a strong local community. It had a small town feel. I love Pineapple Grove! That’s where the locals come,” said Richards. Since last year, Richards has been planting the seeds for developing a strong, local customer base. “We did great last season and had a strong April. As a business owner you need the local people here. That’s the true community I knew I’d like to be a part of... Papa’s Tapas is great and doing so well since they opened, Christina’s is the best place for breakfast and Brule is awesome. So are Joseph’s and Bistro 241, Third and Third restaurant down the street and so many more great businesses in this area… Couples strolling before and after dinner walk

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by The Olive Taste and are stopping in and becoming customers. Pineapple Grove is just a great area,” said Richards. Take for instance a couple walking from Brule after dinner who stopped by the store and bought a gift box of Smoked Chipotle Olive Oil and Honey Vinegar that Richards masterfully wrapped in a wooden gift box with a red bow. She also has a six-sampler set of olive oils and vinegars that the customer can customize. Local restaurants are now using The Olive Taste’s products in their dishes. “Olive oil and vinegars by themselves are a unique gift. They are perfect for house warming gifts or hostess gifts,” said Richards. The Olive Taste also features an olive oil and skin care line by Olivella USA skin care line. It’s the latest thing in skin care, and Richards said that customers have found that olive based skin care products are the best for the skin. While helping women entrepreneurs and local artists is a center of Richards attention, her other passion is as a connoisseur of olive oil

and vinegars. She rotates her stock seasonally. Walking into The Olive Taste is like a fascinating history lesson on the olive which Richards points out is actually a fruit because olives have pits. “Crush an olive and what comes out? Juice!” said Richards energetically. She often takes the time to educate customers on where olives are grown, the length of olive oil shelf life and why it’s important to distribute olive oil in a specific way. Walk out of her store and the consumer will know that olives grow in the same region as wine, in sandy ground with aerated soil and that it’s important to understand the region where olives thrive. The Olive Taste is a labor of love for Richards. “I love when people come into the store and I can share with them a fact about olive oil or vinegar they didn’t know before. People fall in two categories. They’ve been to Italy and have an olive oil in mind or they’re looking for a specific olive oil they can’t find anywhere. For more information call The Olive Taste at 561-266-3228 or visit

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Cannery Row ~ $700,000

Seagate Towers ~ Intracoastal Living Completely renovated 2/2 third floor center unit with 2 balconies. Ideal Intracoastal views. Hurricane protection. $565,000 Desirable 7th floor 2/2 northwest corner split bedroom plan offering Ocean and Intracoastal views. Updated kitchen. $525,000 Pat Callnan, 561-703-6918

Enjoy amazing views the minute you enter this 2 BR, 2 BA southeastern corner penthouse with impact glass and a 24 ft. x 13 ft. outside deck. 1 assigned parking space. An ideal opportunity in a great location. Tania Agran, 561-376-1010

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

Del-Ida Pool Home ~ $525,000

Downtown Delray Beach ~ $480,000

Ocean Ridge ~ $469,000

Just like brand new! Pristine 3 BR, 2½ BA pool home with a 2 car garage and a fenced, secluded back yard with lush tropical landscaping. New s-tile roof, impact glass windows and doors, plus hardwood bamboo floors. Megan Lake, 561-702-4003

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

Just across the street from the beach. A very unique complex with 3 free standing townhomes surrounding the community pool, this 2 BR, plus loft, 2½ BA tri-level home has a 2 car garage and 1,900 sq. ft. of living area. Susan Ring, 561-441-4150

North Swinton Avenue ~ $389,000

San Sebastian ~ Downtown Delray $375,000

Del-Ida Park ~ Delray Beach $349,000

Cozy and comfortable 4 BR, 2 BA single family home with a much sought after Delray Beach address. Many upgrades throughout with tile and terrazzo floors, eat-in kitchen with black granite countertops, plus new casement windows. Cheran Marek, 561-870-8855

Built in 2004, this tri-level Madrid model is a 3 BR, 2½ BA, 2 car garage townhome with a bonus room on the first floor. Upgraded kitchen with granite, plus plantation shutters throughout. Premium location on the pool with private entrance. Megan Lake, 561-702-4003

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

The Barclay ~ Palm Beach $327,500

The Barrton ~ $289,000

Valencia Court ~ Delray Beach $223,000

Enjoy wonderful ocean views from this 2 BR, 2 BA on the sixth floor with a spacious balcony. Each bedroom and the living area have sliders to access the balcony with accordion shutters already in place. Sue Tauriello, 561-441-4200

Spectacular Ocean and Intracoastal views await from this 2 BR, 2 BA northeast corner unit on the 10th floor. Original owner and well maintained. Impact glass windows and sliding doors, plus a newer A/C. Pat Callnan, 561-703-6918

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

Verano At Delray ~ $94,900

Delray Colonial ~ $79,000

Seaside Dunes ~ Seasonal Rental

Great location in a beautiful established community, this 1 BR, 1 BA condo has a private entrance and has been completely renovated. Granite kitchen, remodeled bathroom, new Trane A/C unit, plus an enclosed porch. Francisco Perez-Azua, 561-702-0028

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

Direct oceanfront 2 BR, 2½ BA two story townhome with pool, 1 car garage and carport, two balconies and outstanding ocean views! Tastefully decorated, open kitchen and living area, separate laundry room. $8,000 per month. Tania Agran, 561-376-1010

900 East Atlantic Avenue I Delray Beach, FL 33483 I 561.278.5570 I

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biz briefs PREMIER EYE CARE HIRES NEW VP OF NATIONAL NETWORK MANAGEMENT TAMPA, FL – Premier Eye Care announced that Anna Pinera has been hired as Vice President of National Network Management, responsible for working with the leadership team to develop, cultivate and maintain provider networks. With 25 years of experience in the managed care industry, Pinera has acquired expertise in network development and provider relations together with an indepth knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements and enhanced member benefit contracting. Prior to joining Premier, Pinera worked at two large health plans, leading the National Ancillary Contracting team at WellCare, and the Network Management regional team at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida. She was responsible for complex network agreement negotiations, vendor management, provider relations and network expansion efforts.

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“Anna has excellent background and expertise,” said Lorna Taylor, President and CEO of Premier Eye Care. “Her knowledge and experience is a great fit as we continue to build our provider networks and increase our national presence.” In her new role, Pinera develops and manages the national provider network for all health care plan contracts, and as a member of the leadership team, participates in ongoing strategic planning for business development. Pinera holds a degree in business from the University of South Florida. About Premier Eye Care: Founded in 1994, Premier Eye Care manages the eye care of over 3 million insured members in multiple states through a network of contracted optometrists, ophthalmologists, sub-specialists, and surgical facilities. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., with an operations center in Delray Beach. Premier Eye Care provides routine vision, medical and surgical eye care, and administrative services for its partner Health Plans. For more information, please visit DOCKERTY ROMER & CO. ARRANGES $10,000,000 MILLION IN FINANCING BOCA RATON, FL – Bob Dockerty of Dockerty Romer & Co. has arranged permanent mortgage financing in the amount of $10,000,000 for a 74,000 SF retail center. The fixed rate financing was provided by Florida Community Bank, FCB. A 10-year, fixed rate swap transaction was negotiated. The Borrower, North Dixie Retail, LLC. refinanced an existing loan that was maturing. The property is located on the north side of Spanish River Blvd, more specifically 155-499 NE Spanish River Blvd, in Boca Raton. Dockerty commented, “This 100% occupied retail center is located in the heart of East Boca Raton and is extremely well-maintained. The borrower was seeking to refinance an existing loan that had reached its maturity and received a low fixed rate of interest in return for offering collateral that was well margined and had low loan to value.” Dockerty added, “Boca Raton has a strong retail market and enjoys rising rental rates.” Dockerty Romer & Co. based in Delray Beach, Florida is a full service commercial mortgage banking company specializing in the

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Business Partners: Love them or leave them? capitalization of income producing properties. Dockerty Romer & Co has closed nearly $3 Billion of real estate transactions since its inception in January 2000. FCB is the fifth-largest independent bank in Florida, with 41 locations statewide and assets exceeding $3 billion please go to for more information. EPOCH NAMES GILLIAN EBANKS-KNOWLES NEW BOARD PRESIDENT AND ADDS COLLEEN RHODD AS BOARD MEMBER DELRAY BEACH, FL – Expanding & Preserving Our Cultural Heritage, Inc. (EPOCH) recently selected Gillian EbanksKnowles as the new president of its Board of Directors and named Colleen Rhodd as a new member. EPOCH owns and manages the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 NW Fifth Avenue. Ms. Ebanks-Knowles has served on the EPOCH Board since 2011. “I am thrilled and confident in the abilities and vision of Ms. Ebanks-Knowles to lead the museum and its staff into a new phase of cultural and artistic development,” said former Board President and Museum Founder Vera Farrington. “After many years leading and fostering this board, I feel it is time for me to welcome in new ideas, new energy and new collaborations. “Mrs. Ebanks-Knowles and Ms. Rhodd represent the next generation of leadership for the Spady Museum, and I encourage the city leaders and other nonprofit managers to meet them and begin a conversation about fruitful partnerships.” Ms. Farrington will remain an active member of the EPOCH board, assisting with its strategy development, programming initiatives and community outreach, said Museum Director Charlene Jones. A Florida Atlantic University graduate, Mrs. Ebanks-Knowles is Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager/Small Business Leader with Iberiabank in Palm Springs. She has more than a decade of experience in the banking and finance industry, including positions with Washington Mutual and Bank of America. At Iberiabank, she specializes in Residential, Small Business, Commercial Lending and Business Development. An active member of the community, Mrs. Ebanks-Knowles serves as Treasurer for the Thousand Oaks Community, on the event planning committee for Foundcare, on the development committee at Families First and is a budget and personal finance coach for Christ Fellowship.

By Andrea Hoffer Special to The Pineapple Many times when I talk to business owners about the problems in their business, or even why their past businesses have failed, they have told me it was because of a difference of opinion with their business partner. It amazes me how often people get into business together without really talking through the direction they are going or the possible “what if” scenarios. Business professionals often get into business partnerships with each other because they each bring something different to the plate and they get excited about an idea. This can be a recipe for success or disaster. I have found that the most successful approach to a business partnership includes elements at the beginning of the business relationship as well as processes in place to nurture the relationship long-term. Below I’ve listed some things business professionals need to consider before entering into a partnership and what to do during that relationship to keep the partnership strong and on the right track. Before you enter into a partnership: • Make sure you both have the same vision for where the business is going and how you’re going to get there. This should include how much of the business will be part of each of your individual lives. I’ve seen businesses fail because one partner wanted to take the business to a higher level that required a lot more of their time while the other partner wanted to keep the business small to spend more time with their family. I recommend you do a visioning exercise BEFORE you invest too much of your time and finances in the start-up phase. Like most entrepreneurs, you may want to jump right in and not spend time discussing a vision or priorities, but I promise it will benefit you down the line. • Outline the roles and responsibilities each partner will have and what it will look like as you add on additional employees. You may have a good idea what each of you bring to the table, but it is important to document those roles and how they will change as you grow. When you are starting out is a good time to do this and then you can review on an ongoing basis to ensure it is still relevant. • Discuss each of your management approaches. Now is a good time to discuss your management styles before you have your first employee. Business partnerships often run into trouble when each partner has a different approach to working with employees. • Get assistance from a good attorney and CPA. It is important that you have a legal partnership agreement in place to protect the

partners and the business. A CPA can also help with the financial aspects of the business. Don’t forget the things that could come up that you never expect, for example one of the partners passing away. You also need to have an exit plan in place that documents what happens if one or both of you want to sell the business. A good attorney can help you think of all the important items to put in your partnership agreement so you don’t risk more legal fees and headaches down the road. Existing partnership Once you have the business established and your vision and legal documents are in place, it is important to continually work on your relationship with each other. I often see business partners fall into the trap of coexisting and not really working together to grow their business. Usually it is because they disagree about the future of the business or how to get there or they just haven’t found a way to work effectively together. I have had great success using DiSC with business partners. The DiSC profiles give the partners a starting point to learn about each other’s work behavior and why they each act the way they do. It also helps by giving the partners action steps to follow. I particularly like using the comparison reports with business partners because it outlines the six areas that they need to focus on to build a stronger relationship. This gets the conversation going in a direction that is not offensive to either party but brings up the pertinent work behavior challenges. It is important whether you are using DiSC or another method to really talk about the underlying issues and not ignore them. You are the leaders for your business and if you cannot find a way to work together effectively, you are risking the future of your business. What are you going to do today to strengthen your relationship with your business partner? Andrea Hoffer brings a unique perspective to consulting and training. A small business owner with 35 employees herself, she knows first hand the everyday challenges of motivating employees, exceeding customer expectations, and meeting business and revenue goals. Contact Andrea to help you improve the experience you offer your customers and employees. www. 561-829-5611 andrea@

Contacts & Cocktails: Luau at the Duncan Center You’ve heard how amazing the networking is at our monthly business card exchanges now called Contacts & Cocktails... join us for yet another wonderful evening of mixing and mingling, it’s the best way to gain greater awareness for your business and really get your name out there. Join us for a fabulous evening at the Duncan Conference Center. July 11 • 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM For just $10 in advance, and $15 at the door, you’ll enjoy a wonderful array of cocktails, conversations and culinary delights. Non-Chamber members (we like to think of you as future members ;-) are welcome to join in on the fun as well for $20. Admission price includes admission and 2 drink tickets. Don’t forget to bring those business cards and of course, a smile for happy networking! Duncan Conference Center, 15820 S. Military Trail, Delray Beach For questions please contact: Gillian Ebanks-Knowles

A Delray Beach resident, Ms. Rhodd is a Morgan Stanley Wealth ManagementFinancial Advisor, following a career as an Iberiabank Senior Financial ServicesInvestment Executive.

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July 10, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Chairman’s Club Monthly Luncheon July 11, 2013 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM Contacts & Cocktails (formerly known as Business Card Exchanges) At Duncan Conference Center July 22, 2013 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Budget & Finance Committee At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce July 24, 2013 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Grand Opening “Grand Villa of Delray East” Location: Grand Villa of Delray East

The True Floridian Realty office proved to be a popular clue location for “Seekers” taking part in this year’s “Seek in the City” event held this past June 22.

July 26, 2013 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Executive Committee Meeting of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce July 31, 2013 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce July 31, 2013 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Grand Opening “European Wax Center” Location: European Wax Center August 1, 2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Grand Opening “The Wine Wave on Atlantic Avenue” (formerly Old Vines Wine & Spirits) Location: The Wine Wave on Atlantic Avenue

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Chamber of Commerce Grand Openings and Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Wednesday, July 24 • 5pm - 6pm Grand Villa of Delray East 14555 Sims Road Wednesday, July 31 • 5pm European Wax Center Boynton Town Center 1000 N. Congress, #130 Thursday, August 1 • 5pm Wine Wave (Formerly Old Vines and Wines) 900 E Atlantic Avenue Thursday, August 28 • 5pm - 6pm The Franklin Luxury Apartment Homes 320 Franklin Drive August 6, 2013 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Non-Profit Council Luncheon At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce August 8, 2013 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM Contacts & Cocktails (formerly known as Business Card Exchanges) Location: To Be Determined August 14, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Chairman’s Club Monthly Luncheon Location: To Be Determined August 16, 2013 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Government Affairs Committee Delray Beach Center for the Arts August 19, 2013 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Budget & Finance Committee At Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

Welcome New Chamber Members National Pain Institute - 561-241-9300, 5365 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach: Health Care Boca Helping Hands - 561-417-0913, 1500 NW 1st Ct, Boca Raton: Non-Profit The Grooming Cottage - 561-573-6020, Delray Beach: Home Hair Care services TGI Office Automation - 561-471-7000, 7700 Congress Ave, Ste 1112, Boca Raton: Office Equipment & Document Management Poirier Enterprises - 561-251-5699, 4268 Maurice Dr, Delray Beach: Real Estate & Property Management Principal Financial Group / Ronald Fetters - 954-885-5072 3401 160th #400, Miramar: Finance and Benefits Allure By The Sea Day Spa & Boutique - 561-276-3138, 1206 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach: Spa & Salon (Referred by Mimi Haley Meister, Charity Dynamics & Auctions) Natural Wayz - 954-825-9113: Shopping / Natural, Organic Products Keyes Real Estate / Amy K. Rubin - 561-345-0672, 610 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach: Residential Real Estate Opening Marketing - 561-322-1880, 14280 Military Trail, #6819, Delray Beach: Web Design, SEO, & Branding. Referred by SCORE Tauriello & Co. Real Estate / Linda Welch - 561-278-5570, 900 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach: Residential Real Estate Jarrett Capital, LLC - 561-405-6164, Boca Raton: Finance The Mother’s Room - 917-209-6534, 72 NE 5th Ave, Delray Beach: Therapy / Family Support The Keyes Company Realty / Mercedes Reyes-Rubin - 561-750-1000, 1200 Yamato Rd B-1, Boca Raton: Residential Real Estate Belgian Chocolates - 561-654-0485, Delray Beach: Specialty Retail / Candy & Confections (referred by Kimberly West of Business Consultants of South Florida).

Welcome Back!

Supreme Lending - 561-330-0400, 98 NE 5th Ave, Delray Beach: Mortgage Bank MG Concepts - 561-716-4531, 18 Salina Ave, #29, Delray Beach: Sign Design and Installation BREATHE Restaurant & Lounge - 561-330-4526, 401 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach: Restaurant & Hookah Lounge (Referred by Priscilla Speicher, Marketing & Events)

Chairman’s Club Members:

Florida Atlantic University - 561-297-3606, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton: Education ABT’s USA - 561-279-7634, 1845 SW 4th Ave, Delray Beach: Screen Printing & Embroidery

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

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

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

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

CHARMING OCEAN RIDGE COTTAGE Charming beach cottage located close to A1A and precious beach access. 3 BR 3 bath home with private tropical views. Tastefully updated with hand-scraped wood floors and decorative touches throughout. The open floor plan greets with bright living space, cozy living room, and kitchen open to the backyard. Perfect for coastal beach living. $655K Jennifer Kilpatrick 561.573.2573

OCEAN & INTRACOASTAL VIEWS, 6 BLOCKS FROM THE AVE Best value in Intracoastal living. Wonderful ocean and intracoastal views from the living and dining rooms of the best priced unit in the Barrton. Located on the seventh floor, just blocks south of Downtown Delray Beach and the Avenue, this two bedroom, two bath condominium offers the best of in town living with excellent waterfront views. $225K Jennifer Kilpatrick 561.573.2573

Corcoran Group 901 George Bush Boulevard Delray Beach, FL 33483 561.573.2573

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By Harvey Brown Special to The Pineapple

big difference in how much your homeowners insurance will cost you each year.

Question: Do the windows and doors on my home affect my Homeowners Insurance premium?

Your windows, doors, and roof are the first line of defense protecting your home from hurricanes. Old windows provide little protection against wind so you will likely not get any premium “credits” for old windows. The same goes for ordinary doors which don’t have a wind resistant rating.

Answer: Yes, your windows and doors are a big part of the story when it comes to your Homeowners Insurance premium. Homeowners Insurance premiums are made up of many different factors including (but not limited to) the year your house was built, the location of your home, the construction type of your home, and the protective features of your home and your coverage limits you choose. The protective features of your home which most affect your premium are the ones which protect your home from wind. Insurance companies are most concerned with hurricanes! Windows, doors, and your roof type all make a

Changing your windows & doors to the latest wind-impact ratings can substantially lower your insurance premium but only if you cover all openings on your home, even your garage door and skylights! The cost to change all of your windows and doors can be quite large but what you get in return is the confidence that your home will be able to stand up to stronger storms and you will be able to receive (in some cases) big discounts on your Homeowners (wind) insurance for years to come!

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Insurance Q & A One note of caution: beware of people trying to sell you “window protection” that doesn’t meet Florida’s wind-impact standards. Always use properly licensed window & door contractors. Call your agent if you have questions about your windows & doors. Next Month: Taking a vacation break. September!

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

real estate briefs CORCORAN GROUP’S RANDY ELY INTERVIEWED BY REAL ESTATE WEEKLY DELRAY BEACH, FL – Randy (Ely) and Nick (Malinosky), a leading real estate team for fine Delray Beach luxury homes along Palm Beach County’s coastline, announced that Ely was interviewed by the local Real Estate Weekly. The subject of the article was on the strong comeback in Florida real estate. Ely described how Connecticut and New York buyers were coming down to the Palm Beach County area to purchase a second home. He and the other brokers agreed that the demographics were shifting as well, from a strictly 55 and over crowd to a young and hip crowd who also like the idea of getting away from cold winter weather. At the same time, sellers are starting to see prices come back enough that they are willing to sell. The combination of these factors has led to a boom in oceanfront property in Delray Beach. According to the team, “We set out to represent the standard in luxury home sales and purchasing by combining our decades of experience and knowledge.” Randy and Nick’s recent success solidifies their place as one of the best waterfront property real estate teams in the area. For more information visit, www. LANG REALTY EXPANDING INTO JUPITER Boca Raton-based Lang Realty continues to expand its footprint into northern Palm Beach County. It opened an office in Jupiter at 601 Heritage Drive, Suite 152. Lang also is planning a second Jupiter office, in addition to an existing location in Palm Beach Gardens. The firm now has 10 offices in Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties. THE ADDISON HONORED WITH PRESTIGIOUS FIVE STAR DIAMOND AWARD BOCA RATON, FL – On Tuesday, June 25, The Addison became the first South Florida venue dedicated exclusively to private events to ever receive the prestigious Five Star Diamond Award. An elite group of guests were on hand to celebrate the honor, as The Addison transformed itself into a secret garden reminiscent of “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream.” Bestowed by the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AASHS), the Five Star Diamond Award highlights the stunning property, exceptional service and mouthwatering cuisine that attract hundreds of weddings, corporate events and private parties from all over the country to The Addison and Boca Raton each year. The Academy, founded in 1949, is the world’s renowned hospitality organization for awarding excellence in travel, cuisine, luxury products and services, and the recognition is one that many superlative establishments strive to achieve. Guests of The Addison for the Five Star Diamond Award Ceremony and Celebration, including City officials, the Historical Society of Boca Raton, Florida hospitality industry leaders, members of the press and high profile

South Floridians, were transported to a secret garden from another time created by the acclaimed event designer Benny Ofer of Daniel Events and enhanced by harpist Anne Akerson and a woodwind trio comprised of FAU alum, as they imbibed cocktails created by fellow Five Star Diamond Award winner Punzone Organic Vodka and savored a four-course dinner prepared by executive chef Patrick Duffy. The evening was a true celebration of how far The Addison has come since it was designed and built as the headquarters for famed architect Addison Mizner’s real estate development operations in 1926. What began as one man’s creative dream for an entire city became an example of the tragic times when Mizner was forced to abandon his dream a mere two years later when the great depression devastated most of the country. His masterpiece was quickly relegated to crude dorm rooms for the staff at the Boca Resort and within decades was completely abandoned. The magical estate with its now famed banyan covered courtyard and delicately restored detailed woodwork sat empty and neglected until 1983 and it is the property’s history that makes the honor of receiving the Five Star Diamond Award such an important benchmark for The Addison and Boca Raton. “The architectural masterpiece created by Addison Mizner in 1926 has provided us with the backdrop and inspiration for the incredible events we create here everyday,” says Director of Operations, Zoe Lanham. “Our entire staff is inspired everyday and that is something that our clients can sense and appreciate,” she adds. “As soon as we walked in and saw the banyan trees I started picturing myself getting married. I’ve never received such exceptional service and The Addison makes you feel like the only bride and groom in the world,” raves recent Addison bride, Allison Charnick. For more information on The Addison please visit or call 561.372.0568.

BROADSTONE NORTH BOCA VILLAGE WELCOMES RESIDENTS FOR HIGH-END LIVING BOCA RATON, FL – Broadstone North Boca Village, a luxury residential rental community located at 7801 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton, has started welcoming new residents. The community offers 384 units to include one and two-bedroom mid-rise apartments; three story town homes with private garages and gardenstyle units with attached or detached garages, has started welcoming residents. Rental prices start at $1360 per month.

L to R Alliance Residential Mike Ging, City of Boca Raton Mayor Susan Welchel and Alliance Robert Hall were part of a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Broadstone North Boca Village.

The luxury property’s magnificent residences and amenities that include an 11,000 square-foot clubhouse; expansive resort-style pool with cabanas; pool pavilion with bar, fireplace and billiards; health and fitness center; massage treatment salon; movie theater with 10-foot screen; gourmet demonstration kitchen; executive business center; fully equipped game rooms; community playground; bocce ball court; manicured putting green; and numerous barbecue grills throughout the community. Broadstone North Boca Village offers residents elegantly appointed units with airy 9-foot ceilings and personal balconies or patios with French doors. For more about Broadstone North Boca Village, visit or call 888-617-1286.

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Caffe Luna Rosa earns 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor DELRAY BEACH, FL – Fran Marincola, owner of Caffe Luna Rosa, today announced that the popular beachside restaurant has been awarded a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence 2013. Only the top-performing 10 percent of all businesses listed on TripAdvisor actually earn this highly coveted award, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. To qualify for this award, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least one year. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months. “To earn the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a great honor for Caffe Luna Rosa, and credit goes to our extraordinary staff, both on the floor and in the kitchen. They always make a special effort to give every guest a wonderful meal and a memorable dining experience. This accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor,” said Mr. Marincola. “TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, New Delhi to Delray, that are consistently offering travelers a great customer experience,” said Allison Copus, vice president of marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award provides top-performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.”

About Caffe Luna Rosa: Located at 34 S. Ocean Boulevard, directly across from the ocean in Delray Beach, Caffe Luna Rosa offers a memorable and authentic Italian dining experience in a casual atmosphere. The restaurant is designed on two levels with alfresco seating and an elevated open-air dining room highlighted by granite, authentic artwork and magnificent woodwork. Headed by a team of Italian chefs, the kitchen uses only the finest ingredients available in the preparation of dishes that are exceptionally flavorful. The menu is consistently enhanced and features a variety of veal, chicken, and seafood entrees as well as homemade pasta selections the have

earned the restaurant recognition as one of Delray Beach’s favorite dining destinations. Originally founded as a ‘gelateria’, the restaurant still serves Italian style gelato, and homemade desserts. The professional wait staff offers epicurean service including the decanting of wine and tableside filleting of whole fish, and the restaurant’s carefully researched wine list offers superior Italian and American selections. Full bar service is available. Caffe Luna Rosa is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. To make reservations, please call 561. 274.9404 or visit

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medical KAYE COMMUNICATIONS SPONSORS THIRD ANNUAL “WHITE COATS 4 CARE” RECEPTION Event co-hosted by JAZZIZ Nightlife is first event in the month-long Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce 2013 Annual Festival Days Kaye Communications, Inc. invites the community to the third annual “White Coats4-Care” awareness and fund raising reception to benefit Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine on Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at JAZZIZ Nightlife at Mizner Park, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. The theme of the event – to “dress and equip” the college’s incoming class for success – is presented to heighten awareness of the first and only medical school in Palm Beach County, to embrace Florida’s future physicians with a warm community welcome, and raise vital funds to equip these students with the tools they need to begin their medical education and launch their careers. Reception admission is a pledge or donation of a minimum per-person gift of $100 to underwrite and dedicate a white coat for a new medical student or a choice of other contribution opportunities, including: • $100 White Coat • $250 White Coat Ceremony Sponsorship • $500 Medical Student Scholarship Award (based on need) • $750 Family/Business Medical Student Scholarship Award (based on need) • $1,000 Named Seat in the Medical Education Auditorium (a personalized donor recognition or tribute plate will be placed on back of each seat) • $5,000 “Named” Medical Student Scholarship Fund FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine officially welcomes its third incoming class of 64 students on August 5, 2013. During a special ceremony on August

9th, each medical student will receive a white coat that represents integrity, compassion and trust and symbolizes their shared commitment to serve patients and honor the Hippocratic Oath. The incoming class of FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has a cumulative GPA of 3.6 and an average MCAT score of 31. Most of the major colleges in Florida are represented. Other students in the class attended undergraduate institutions such as Arizona State, Brown, Cornell, Case Western Reserve, Emory, Furman, Georgia Southern, Maryville, Princeton, Rice, State University of New York, University of Massachusetts, University of Michigan, University of Alabama, U.S. Air Force Academy and Tufts. To be attended by a cross-section of healthcare, business, community and civic leaders, White Coats-4-Care is the first event scheduled in the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce’s month-long “Festival Days,” now in its 22nd year. The series pairs non-profit and for-profit chamber members to raise awareness and vital funds for non-profits. Pairing Kaye Communications, a South Florida-based strategic integrated marketing and public relations firm, with FAU’s medical school continues to be a natural fit. Firm Chief Operating Officer Jon Kaye serves on the Dean’s Medical Advisory Board for the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and President Bonnie Kaye serves on the board of directors for both the Chamber and FAU Foundation. For more information about “White Coats-4-Care”, pledge your gift to attend the event, or make a contribution, contact Kari Oeltjen, Director of Development, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, at or 561-699-7198.


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GUEST COMMENTARY: Infrastructure By Jim Smith, SAFE Chairman Special to The Pineapple

6. Upgrade downtown Atlantic Avenue ped signals to be ADA compliant and restripe stop bars and crosswalks.

Delray Beach has become a magnet for developers, and we all know why – it’s a jewel of a City. And, we want to keep it that way. But how do we do that? Fortunately, we have a Mayor and a City Commission that listens to us and will change our land development regulations so that future projects must adhere to higher standards of density and height. However, be warned, these restrictions will increase - not reduce, the attractiveness of Delray. As a result, many more developers will continue to flock here. So the question becomes, “how do we promote smart growth?” How do we have growth that keeps cars off the road as our downtown population increases? That’s really what it’s about…SAFE believes that the only answer is to invest in a series of infrastructure improvements that will result in more people walking and bicycling. Below are SAFE’s infrastructure suggestions for smart growth that not only assures our quality of life today, but improves on it in the future:

7. Build bicycle lanes and complete the sidewalk on George Bush Blvd. between Federal Highway and SR A1A. By doing so, residents in the area finally will have a safe way of walking and riding to the beach and bicyclists will have a safer way of riding from as far as Military Trail to the beach.

1. Implement the Parking Management System that was recommended by Kimley, Horn, & Associates. One of their key recommendations is to start charging for downtown parking. We need the revenue that paid parking will generate to invest in improving our infrastructure. Also, it’s not fair that property owners are paying almost $2 million/year to provide this “free parking!” 2. Build a new parking garage at the Gladiola Parking Lot (adjacent to Mellow Mushroom). The redevelopment of Atlantic Plaza and the old library site will increase the demand for parking, since all the people now parking at these locations will have to find other places to park. Already, residents of the historic Marina district are asking for car stickers to prevent the current overspill from parking in their neighborhood. Who can blame them? If the City pledged this additional future parking revenue to repay a new bond issue, the new parking garage could be paid for by: 1) those parking revenues, and 2) the increase in property valuations resulting from projects that will be built in the future. In other words, most of the bond repayment will be made by new residents and businesses. 3. Replace the (210) single head parking meters along SR A1A with (20) multi space meters. There are many advantages: a. The new meters will be more convenient since they will accept credit cards. This will eliminate the quandary facing most drivers when they do not have enough quarters. Do you leave your car to get more quarters or do you take a chance that you won’t get a ticket? b. The sidewalk will be wider for pedestrians since the (20) multi space meters will be mounted in the grassy area near the fence. c. The viewscape will be improved since poles and signs in the sidewalk will be reduced by 90%. d. Staff collection time will be reduced significantly since there will be 190 fewer collection points. e. Parking revenue will increase since all unexpired meter time will not be available to the next person who parks. In short, a win/ win/win for all! Again – like the proposed parking garage – the upfront costs will be paid for by a portion of parking revenue generated now and, in the future, by the resulting increased parking revenue. 4. Implement a downtown bicycle sharing program as a pilot program. 5. Take back Atlantic Avenue sidewalks for pedestrians, by encouraging bicyclists to ride on the street (where they belong) by implementing a shared use (Sharrows) system. This system incorporates street symbols and signage to alert drivers and bicyclists that they are sharing a travel lane. Status: FDOT has approved this system for Atlantic Avenue and the City has it under review.

8. Create a quiet zone to eliminate those annoying FEC freight train whistles. We have been told that this improvement must be paid for by the City, so we just need to face up to it, and do it! Why wait and continue with the suffering? 9. Increase the intensity of street lighting on Atlantic Avenue. (Especially over the Atlantic Avenue Bridge, and without changing the decorative light poles.) This measure will improve the safety of pedestrians at night. 10. Design and build a “Welcome to Delray” gateway at the entrance to the beach area at the foot of Atlantic Avenue & SR A1A (as per the 2010 Beach Master Plan). 11. Upgrade beach facilities: showers, increased seating, artful bicycle racks (think turtles and fishes) at convenient locations, pergolas at each end of the beach, wider sidewalks to the east, and sidewalk lighting respecting the turtles (as per the 2010 Beach Master Plan). 12. Complete or build a new sidewalk network. This should be done where there are many peds dangerously walking in the street (especially at night). The proposed network would connect Atlantic Avenue to North/ South Gleason Street, Venetian Drive, and MacFarlane Drive with East/West Miramar Drive, Ingraham Avenue, and Casuarina Road. Sidewalk construction should be considered as an extension of drainage pipes and reclaimed water pipes construction. Also, complete the existing sidewalk on Andrews Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to George Beach Blvd. 13. Start building downtown interconnectivity (new sidewalks, bicycle lanes, transit) so that Atlantic Avenue will not be swamped with more and more cars when local passenger service (Tri-Rail Atlantic Link) becomes a reality on the downtown FEC tracks. 14. Expand our trolley system to provide a commercial route linking downtown Delray to the major shopping centers to the south, with stops at Publix, Marshalls, Fresh Market, Trader Joes (if it comes), plus Target, and Home Depot. When this service is offered, downtown residents truly could get by without owning a car. Perhaps, a private/public venture could be established to share the cost. 15. Fill in the sidewalk gap on the west side of SR A1A between Atlantic Avenue and George Bush Blvd. FDOT will do it at no cost to the City, if the City requests it. Otherwise, these state funds will be spent on another project, in another City. SAFE respectively asks the Delray Beach City Commission to consider offering a $50M to $75M “Quality of Life” bond issue to finance the upfront costs of these suggested infrastructure projects; otherwise, it is not likely they will happen in our lifetime or our children’s lifetime. And, this is an excellent time for bond financing since interest rates are near all time lows. In the past, Delray Beach taxpayers have supported similar quality of life bond issues; and, there is no reason to think they will not again when the purpose of the financing is explained. The best part is that the bond repayment will be made by new residents and businesses. Who better to pay for preserving the quality of life we now enjoy that is under attack because of an increasing population downtown? Jim Smith, SAFE Chairman 1225 S. Ocean Blvd, # 202 Delray Beach, FL 33483 (561) 3306798 Phone & Fax “Help Florida become the most motorist, pedestrian, and bicyclist friendly state in the USA”

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Mizner CC’s Chef Voorn an artist on multiple levels By David DiPino The Pineapple Contributing Writer Mizner Country Club executive pastry chef Alex Voorn says the dessert plate is a white canvas. Chef Voorn would know, and the reason why has something to do with his mastery of two distinct art styles. Chef Voorn was an artist long before he chased, caught and made his culinary dreams an impressive reality. As a painter, Voorn combined the two art styles to create massive works of abstract surrealism. Walk into chef Voorn’s work area, a customized bake shop at Mizner Country Club in Delray Beach, and it’s dominated by his painted artworks which he calls the daily “inspiration” to the production of his decadent pastries. “My second studio is the bake shop,” says Voorn.

Today, Mizner Country Club executive pastry chef Alex Zoorn combines his artistic ability with designing magnificent pastry creations. The accomplished artist and chef creates larger than life oil paintings and five-star dessert creations on a daily basis. Here he is in Delray Beach’s Mizner CC Dining Room with a dessert and self portrait, the two creative service lines he’s mastered.

Chef Voorn’s life story is longer than an Ernest Hemingway war novel and it’s as actionpacked as “Old Man In The Sea.” The chef and artist Voorn catches the big fish. His current painting “The Dreamcatcher” is so large at seven feet by seven feet, and so heavy at 155 lbs., that he will have to remove part of the kitchen wall to get it out of the second home he bought in Delray Beach. Voorn, bought the second home for the sole reason of creating artwork. The painting itself has 60 lbs. of oil paint on it.

Alex Zoorn delivers the Napoleon dessert he made from scratch to a table at Mizner Country Club. Zoorn is also an accomplished oil artist who creates gigantic appealing pieces

“That painting, ‘The Dreamcatcher’ belongs on the wall of an Oceanside mansion,” says Voorn.

That’s also probably the only place it would fit. Since executive pastry chef Voorn has teamed up with Mizner County Club executive chef Sean Key, the club’s numbers have risen. Mizner Country Club is a wedding destination, a club member’s perfect utopia of dining, featuring four-star cuisine, and a Mount Everest of dessert options, courtesy of executive pastry chef Voorn. “I take a blank canvas, a dessert plate, and make it into a painting,” says Voorn. As the executive pastry chef at Mizner Country Club, Voorn carries an impressive dessert menu dominated by the earth’s seasons. Using what’s in season is one of the most important components of being a pastry chef, says Voorn. On any given week at Mizner Country Club, restaurant patrons are treated to an ever-changing eclectic dessert menu of bombe glacée, Napoleon and Tiramasu as well as dozens of other pastry creations. Bombe glacée is an ice cream dessert frozen in a spherical mould so as to resemble a cannonball. Inside of Voorn’s bombe glacée is a treat that makes the restaurant patron feel like royalty. “Its Italian meringue, egg whites, whipped cream, dried fruit, raspberries, Grand Marnier, Pernot, honey sugar, dry flavors and 24K edible gold leaf,” says Chef Voorn. His Tiramisu features Ladyfingers, which is a fingerlike sponge cookie cake soaked in dark liquor. Tiramisu is found in the mainstream; however few are as refreshing and bursting with flavor as chef Voorn’s masterpiece. The Tiramisu sits above a red garnish of sprayed cocoa and simply, but artistically. garnished with what looks like edible chocolate chop sticks, and tastes oh so rich. Chef Voorn says “the simpler a dessert or painting, the more difficult it is to create.” Right now chef Voorn is also offering a succulent Napoleon, a compilation of chef Voorn’s experience working with puff pastry, homemade pastry cream, the perfect recipe of semi-sweet and dark chocolate, homemade whipping cream and combined with his homemade liquid fondant icing. Chef Voorn garnished the Napoleon with white chocolate and colored cocoa powder, a dark blue bordered plate dominated by a square clear center, topped with decorated hand-painted chocolate pieces. “Positive space versus negative space … A lot of the time it’s more important what you don’t put on the plate than what you do,” says Voorn. “With that said, whatever you put on the plate has to be right.” Both the artist and chef Voorn, two diverse personalities of which both are approachable and appealing, will take the time to teach the many admirers of his work that they’re studies of simplicity. “First you have to paint the classical paintings. It is the same with cooking, as long as you are creative.” “The idea grows… The positives and negatives…” As an artist, Voorn spent time from a

As an artist, Mizner Country Club executive pastry chef Alex Zoorn spent time from a young age involving himself in artwork. As his passion heightened, Zoorn began studying the masters graduating to modern artists like the great late March Chagall, M.C. Escher and others. The result of his artwork study is evident in the masterful pastry delicacies he creates for Mizner’s patrons.

When a pastry chef moonlights as an oil-painter in the realms of the classics, combined with Salvador Dalism’s, the results are oh so rich! Here’s Mizner Country Club executive pastry chef Alex Zoorn’s take on Tiramisu with Ladyfingers like sponge cookie cake soaked in dark liquor. This Tiramasu sits above a red garnish of sprayed cocoa garnished with chocolate chop sticks.

young age involving himself in artwork. As his passion grew, Voorn began studying the artwork of Marc Chagall and engulfed himself in classical drawings. He also began to emulate the drawing of M.C. Escher and the paintings of Salvador Dali. “I’m combining the abstract with surrealism,” says Voorn. “The art has to play with the color on the canvas.” To this day, Voorn says he can walk into any gallery and pick out a Dali versus a fake. Dali’s paintings have been some of the most forged of all time. Alex Voorn was born during World War II, in Indonesia. His family moved from the Netherlands as the Nazi’s and Adolf Hitler strengthened their hold on Europe. The family moved around a bit to Borneo, then arrived on the island of Java in Indonesia.

religion of Christianity. “I still have sculptures, masks, shields and a few of the cannibal’s knifes as part of my personal collection. Once again, I use them for inspiration to my artwork,” says Voorn. Voorn’s family ended up moving to the Southern Caribbean island of Curacao. That’s where Voorn grew up, and the Caribbean became home as the family later moved to Bermuda and the Bahamas. At college age, he migrated north and farther about the globe to North America. He has a Bachelors of Fine Art, with a Major in Painting and Sculpting from Ontario College of Art and Design and the University of Toronto. He also spent time studying in Florence, Italy, concentrating on the sculptures and artwork Michelangelo did while being commissioned by the Medici family. “While in Florence I was more impressed by his unfinished works of marble on display than finished works, like the statue of ‘David.’ I studied those unfinished marble pieces vigorously,” says Voorn. “I still do bronze sculptures today. I create in two-dimensional art and three-dimensional art. You could also call me interested in impressionism, combined with the abstract.” His artwork has been exhibited at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, the Phillips Galleries and Breteau Gallery in Palm Beach, among others. An accomplished sculpture artist, he’s also known around elite culinary circles as one of the most talented ice and food sculpture artists in South Florida. “I love sculpture! That’s how it started in the kitchen…”

Here Voorn decorates a sphere of chocolate called bombe glacee, which just happens to be Italian Meringue, whipped homemade cream, fresh fruit, royal spirits and garnished with 24K edible gold leaf.

Chef Voorn almost didn’t make it past his second birthday. When his family was living in Borneo, little Alex Voorn was playing in a room by himself next to an open window. A cannibal from the nearby jungle was salivating watching the little boy from the window. To cannibals, Voorn says, a toddler was a delicacy due to the tenderness of their meat. As Alex played in the room the cannibal grabbed at his leg causing the toddler to scream in fear. Alex’s mom came running in the room and locked eyes with the cannibal man who actually scurried off into the woods. Immediately she pleaded with her husband to leave the island. “I still have a carved bone scallop knife that my father had obtained from the cannibals. It still has blood on it… The knife was used to scoop the brain from the scull,” Voorn says. Somehow his father had obtained the knife while communicating with cannibals in the Indonesian jungle, those cannibals at the time of his dad’s encounter had full swelling stomachs. Voorn’s father was in the jungle with other Dutch men trying to persuade the cannibals to choose a path towards the

Here is Voorn’s work with puff pastry, homemade pastry cream and splinters of semi-sweet and dark chocolate combined with homemade liquid fondant icing. Now that’s amore!

Today, Voorn is a surrealist with two ways of expressing his creativity, one being on canvas and the other by designing magnificent pastry creations. As executive pastry chef at Mizner Country Club in Delay Beach, he takes his talents from the canvas to the kitchen. Arriving at Mizner Country Club, often beginning work at 3 a.m., he creates the baked goods for the daily lunch buffet and dinner service. What is left of his work generates in an explosion of offerings at the club’s special events, and to awing those in attendance. “As a pâtissier I get to experience the satisfaction that comes from turning a pile of raw ingredients into a beautiful array of warm, delectable treats, all before breakfast time. It’s art just waiting to happen…” says Voorn. Voorn is at a point in his art career where he’d like to take showing his works to the next level. He’s showed on Palm Beach, but now he’s looking for new customers and galleries to collect his works. Using the “Old Masters’ techniques,” he expresses those images by the use of composition, energy, and the intense values of color. For more information on the artist Alex Voorn visit: and for executive pastry chef Alex Voorn at Mizner Country Club visit:

The Food Beat’s Food Woofers visits Hi, my name is Big Joe Stout and I am the host of Food Woofers, “the head to head smack down of chow down” only on the food We visit Delray Beach restaurants that have a knack for significant portions of amazing food and pit two contestants (woofers) to see who can finish first. The winner claims fame, cash, and a full belly.

Episode IV took place at a Pineapple Grove treasure . . . Casa di Pepe. Now Casa di Pepe isn’t exactly a typical destination for a Food Woofers episode. Despite the generous portions of amazing Italian food they serve, it’s an uncommon site to see two people pounding a two pound plate of pasta and a man sized meatball for fame and riches. But hey, here at The Food Beat, we like to be different, and

we also like great food and great people, and Casa di Pepe is both of those. It all starts with gregarious proprietor Jerry Pepe. Jerry has been in the food business a long time, so you could say it’s in his blood. You could also say his blood is in the in the legendary blood lines of the fabulous family recipes Jerry and his crew pump out six nights a week. Jerry has taken long standing family favorites and added his own twist to create a taste that reflects the present, future, and pasta. It all begins with sauce, and Jerry makes one mean Marinara that acts as the starting point for several of his “ask for more” pasta coverings. The Vodka sauce is one that has people talking for the right reasons, and is the perfect sauce for many of Casa’s pastas. The menu, the service, and the pricing, all make you feel at home and comfortable. Of course you can order a plate of linguini, angel hair, even a five finger pasta, and most of them are made right in Casa’s kitchen. You can bank on satisfying your Jones for Italian with clams, veal, seafood, meatballs, and amazing daily specials that often feature freshly caught fish from neighboring waters. Your meal is complimented with a fine selection of wine or ice cold beer, and after you have completed your indulgence, you should take one more step into joy with a cappuccino and a house-

made dessert. And although you will most certainly walk out full, your wallet won’t be as light as you thought. Dinner for two with a bottle of wine can be enjoyed with greater frequency with Casa di Pepe’s “we know how hard you work for your money” pricing. And while the food and beverage is worth the trip, the service and atmosphere will make you part of the family. Whether you are inside in the quaint dining room, or enjoying the Florida weather on the expansive covered patio, you can count on being treated right. Jerry and his staff add a big portion of friendly to every meal, thus making the relaxing simplicity of the Casa di Pepe experience legend. Make sure you watch the Food Woofers episode featuring Casa di Pepe on Casa di Pepe 189 NE 2nd Ave Delray Beach, FL 33344 (561) 279-7371

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A spicy, dirty pickle martini made with Russian Standard Vodka, muddled jalapeno and cucumber, dill brine, topped with a carpaccio style pickle. Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant is offering $4 martinis all summer long. Cosmos, apple martinis, dirty martinis and more will be made with Russian Standard vodka. Located at 116 NE 6th Avenue in the historic home formerly occupied by Falcon House in Delray Beach, Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant’s menu consists of over 75 tapas to share with recipes influenced by traditional dishes from old Spain. House specialties include an incredible selection of Ceviche’s, Paellas, Piquillos Rellenos, Gambas al Ajillo and their famous Patatas Bravas. The awardwinning wine list includes an extensive selection of wines from the Iberian peninsula. Red, white and sparkling Cava pitchers of Sangria are prepared tableside. The unique dining ambiance provides for an intimate dinner, casual night with friends or dancing the night away in the Flamenco lounge. For more information, visit or

JULY Happy Independence Day! What better way to escape the heat than with a refreshing American made Leinenkugel Summer Shandy! As a beer snob, I don’t care that this beer is under the distribution of a big corporation… it is lemony heaven! This sessionable treat tastes almost exactly like beer mixed with lemonade. The Summer Shandy pours a straw yellow color and has bursts of lemon that don’t overwhelm your palate.

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Mama Mia: Now that’s Delray Beach DDA invites the public to experience two nights of food, a happy three hours! wine and cocktails in Downtown at the 2013 Tastemakers of Delray Beach Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant introduces 3 to 6 happy hour

BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Buca di Beppo, known for its generous family-sized portions, value and fun, announces a brand new happy hour menu featuring food and beverages selections priced from $3 to $6. Available in the bar/lounge area from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, the menu will include items ranging from Fried Parmesan-truffled Green Beans to Pepperoni Pizza and Mini Meatball Sliders. Select beverages including Red and White wines, Sangria, Signature Cocktails, Beers as well as all liquors are priced from $3 to $6. Happy Hour: 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. (Monday-Friday) • Menu inspired by Buca’s signature items • Happy Hour available only in bar/lounge • Non-smoking restaurants • Wheelchair accessible • Vegetarian and Gluten Free friendly • All major credit cards accepted • Visit for locations

About Buca di Beppo Owned by Planet Hollywood International, Inc., with locations from Albany to Honolulu, and Mexico City to London, Buca di Beppo restaurants embody the Italian traditions of food, friendship and hospitality. Visit for locations, hours of operation, menus, reservations or to place an online order for Buca To Go. Or like Buca di Beppo on Facebook or follow on Twitter: bucadibeppo.

Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority in conjunction with Delray Beach Magazine announces the 2013 Tastemakers of Delray Beach DELRAY BEACH, FL – Downtown Delray Beach announces the sale of the Tastemaker of Delray Beach Passports on July 1, 2013 at the 18 participating restaurants. Delray Beach magazine (JES Publishing), in partnership with the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA), presents the Fifth Annual Tastemakers of Delray Beach, a food and beverage tasting event. The event will take place later this summer on Thursday, August 8 and Friday, August 9 from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. This premier culinary two day event has been overwhelmingly well received by attendees and is a wonderful way to showcase the vibrant Downtown Delray Beach and all it has to offer all year round. This unique event, Tastemakers of Delray Beach truly is a strolling international food event, featuring 18 of Delray’s premier restaurants within the downtown area. Each participating restaurant has designed a special culinary delight that is reflective of their chef’s specialty and paired it with a special beverage selection. The Passport holder will stroll from restaurant to restaurant partaking in the savory delights that these locations have provided. The program will be held on two evenings in order to allow people time to experience all 18 restaurants. It is a “must –-experience” this summer! In order to participate guests must purchase a Passport at any of the participating restaurants for $30 cash (quantities are limited). The Passport also provides a specially designed promotional offer that is redeemable at the restaurants from July 1-September 30. Some of the offers consist of 10%-15% off your entrée choice, free glass of wine, or even complimentary appetizers. To see the full section of the offers and tasting visit:

Cevíche Tapas Bar & Restaurant unveils summer specials Tapas Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays and Happy Hour

DELRAY BEACH, FL. – Cevíche Tapas Bar & Restaurant has unveiled summer promotions, including Tapas Tuesday, Wine Wednesday and weekday happy hour. Ceviche, located at 116 NE 6th Avenue in the historic home formerly occupied by Falcon House, opened in December; it is a popular Spanish tapas restaurant with five other locations statewide. Happy hour takes place Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and features a $4 tapas menu, including homemade garbanzos hummus, Esparragos, Gambas y Guacamole, Albondigas (veal, chorizo and pork meatballs in piquant tomato sauce), Chorizo al Brandy (grilled sausage flambéed with Spanish brandy over roasted potatoes and onions), Gambas al Ajillo (tender shrimp served sizzling in garlic and extra virgin olive oil with red pepper flakes), Mejillones Catalana (fresh mussels sautéed with anisette, garlic, a touch of cream and parsley), and other specialties. Happy hour drink specials

are $3 well drinks, select beers and house wines and $4 sangrias and calls. Tapas Tuesday features $4 tapas and sangria all night, along with $6 Mount Gay Rum Mojitos. The $4 tapas include the items mentioned above as well as Higados de Pollo (crispy chicken livers, mushrooms and smoked bacon in a Spanish sherry sauce), Champiñones al Ajillo (sautéed wild mushrooms with extra virgin olive oil and garlic, flambéed with Spanish sherry), and Gambas Bravas (tender shrimp lightly dusted and fried and tossed with spicy homemade aioli). In addition, Ceviche offers Solomillo a la Parilla for $8 (beef tenderloin grilled and sliced with wild mushrooms and brandy cream sauce) and Salmon a la Gaditana for $6 (grilled Norwegian salmon served with saffron sauces and leeks). Each Wednesday all bottles of wine from Ceviche’s award-winning list, priced at less than $100, are half off throughout the night. For more information, visit or A portion of the Passport proceeds will benefit the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum this year to support the effort of “expanding, preserving and presenting the culturally diverse history of the African Diaspora in Palm Beach County.” If all Passports are sold for the 2013 Tastemakers of Delray Beach, $2,500 will be donated to the Museum. Participating Restaurants: 50 Ocean, Brule, Cabana El Rey, Caffe Luna Rosa, Casa de Pepe, Deck 84, DIG, El Patron, HiWay Burger, Lemongrass Asian Bistro, Off the Ave, The Office, Orange Leaf, Solita Delray, Sundy House, SWIG, Vic & Angelo’s, and Ziree. “Downtown Delray Beach is a trendy and vibrant resort town, filled with entertainment, amazing history, culture and fantastic dining. We are excited to be a part of this continued tradition that the Delray Beach Magazine has brought to our Village by the Sea. We look forward to showcasing

new restaurants along with those that have been a part of the community for years,” expresses Laura Simon, Associate Director, Downtown Development Authority, Delray Beach. “Night & Day Downtown Delray, We’re Just What You Need”™ For more details log onto http:// or find us on Facebook at or www.bocamag. com/blog/tastemakers-of-delray-beach/

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Max’s Harvest’s “Brown Bag Lunch and Delray GreenMarket in the Park Highlights of Season 17: It just keeps getting better! Dinner” now available for delivery DELRAY BEACH, FL — Max’s Harvest, the award-winning farm to fork restaurant in Delray Beach’s Pineapple Grove District, has launched a brown bag lunch program through the Delivery Dudes ( Lunch offerings include a selection of three sandwiches and salads, with the menu changing regularly. Lunch will not be served in the restaurant and will only be available through the delivery service. Lunch delivery will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dinner will also be available for delivery from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, dinner is available for delivery from 5 to 11 p.m. and on Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. Current lunch menu items include a ham and brie sandwich with Palmetto Creek Farms ham, warm brie, fig jam, arugula and house-made mustard on a French Baguette for $15; a free range chicken milanese sandwich with Freebird chicken breast that

has been pounded and breaded and has garlicky broccolini, asiago aioli, and pickled peppers, all on a Toasted ciabatta for $15; and a BELT (bacon, egg, lettuce and tomato) sandwich for $14. Lunch salad choices include the Harvest chicken salad with grilled Freebird chicken breast, harvest mixed lettuces, grape tomato, avocado, apples, almond, raisins, corn and goat cheese with champagne vinaigrette for $17; a king salmon Nicoise with grilled trollcaught Alaskan king salmon, harvest mixed lettuces, potatoes, green beans, hard cooked egg, tomato, red onion and marinated olives with a lemon-herb dressing for $19; and a high protein grain salad with harvest greens, garbanzo beans, toasted pumpkin seeds, organic quinoa, raw almonds, carrots, raisins and fresh corn with sherry vinaigrette for $15. Max’s Harvest is located in Pineapple Grove in Delray Beach, Florida at 169 Northeast 2nd Avenue in Delray Beach. For more information, visit www.maxsharvest. com or call 561-381-9970.



oLita Italian Restaurant kicks off the summer season by introducing a fantastic calendar of extraordinary, original and entertaining events. Featuring the culinary Italian specialties of SoLita’s Executive Chef Anthony “Radar” Risoli, combined with an array of innovative experiences, incredible entertainment, and the always ultra chic and alluring downtown crowds, SoLita Italian Restaurant is sure to be sizzling this summer. Below is the schedule of SoLita’s Sizzling Summer events:

SOLITA’S DINING IN THE DARK • July 2, 3, 9 and 10 • 8:00pm all other nights Tempt…Taste…Indulge in an extraordinary dining experience that will rouse your senses, stimulate your taste buds, keep you guessing and leave you wanting more. Guests have a unique opportunity to dine completely in the dark as they savor a delicious menu of house-made specialties prepared by Chef Anthony “Radar” Risoli. SoLita servers (with the aid of night vision goggles) will help guests stabilize their food and drinks. Dinner is $59.00 per person (does not include drinks, tax or gratuity). Special group rates are available. Add a wine flight to your experience and receive one glass of wine paired with each course. Additional charges will apply. Reservations are required. Call 561-899-0888. GET STACKED WEDNESDAYS • Wednesday Nights • 5:00pm – Midnight Visit SoLita Italian Restaurant every Wednesday this summer and treat yourself to a mouth-watering Eggplant Stack for a special reduced price of $9.95. Share this SoLita favorite with the rest of your table or indulge all on your own. Also enjoy Half Off select bottles of wine. KARAOKE NIGHT • Thursday Nights • 9:00pm • The Velvet Room at SoLita Be heard and be discovered at Karaoke Night Thursdays at The Velvet Room! Sing a song, sip a cocktail and listen to your favorite tunes. Drink specials and late night menu are available from 9:00pm – Close. “POP CHAMPAGNE SOIREE” • Friday Nights • 10:00pm • The Velvet Room at SoLita After dinner, the party literally POPS with the very exclusive & limited RESERVATIONS ONLY “POP Champagne Soirée” which features an array of live talent to keep you entertained. Each week, THE VELVET ROOM (adjacent to SoLita) will showcase a rotation of some of South Florida’s finest DJs. You can also enjoy a good cigar and cordial (just ask for one) in the cigar lounge just outside but still be in the action. Call 561-899-0888 for reservations today. VINTAGE SATURDAYS • Saturday Nights • 9:00pm Stroll in & kick back with resident DJ FONO (Delray) and DJ 1Tre (Las Olas) as they take you on a VINTAGE journey of classic music from old-school to disco to Top 40 and everything in between at a tempo where you can still have a conversation with your friends and enjoy the scenery. It’s everything you KNOW & LOVE! Sip some real VINTAGE style cocktails, pop some bubbly or have “the usual” along with some small plates & desserts. SOLITA’S 5-7 HAPPY HOUR • Tuesday-Friday • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Unwind at SoLita every Tuesday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and enjoy a delectable array of $5.00-$7.00 drinks and appetizers at the bar. Savor SoLita’s Happy Hour menu of small bites including SoLita’s Famous Housemade Meatballs, Shrimp SoLita, Eggplant Rollatini, Mini Seasonal Sweet Pepper Poppers, Fried Calamari, Chopped Salad and Cutting Board Antipasti, to name a few. Delight in refreshing specialty martinis, cocktails, wine and beer. For more information, please visit or call SoLita Delray at 561-899-0888

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By Paula Detwiller Special to The Pineapple Time flies when you’re having fun. And that’s exactly what happens at the Delray GreenMarket every year. Seems like before you know it, the season is coming to an end, as it did on Saturday, May 11. Here are 5 of highlights from our 17th season: Opening Day (Oct. 13, 2012) Our debut market in the Old School Square Park was a big hit! Despite a few rain showers, spirits were high because for the first time in four years, the market got off the hot asphalt and onto green space again. Plus, the new location offered adjacent garage parking, playground equipment, seating, and public restrooms. Delightful! Live Nutcracker Performances (Dec. 8, 2012) With the arrival of the holidays came a “first” for the GreenMarket: young students from the Dance Academy of Boca Raton performing scenes from The Nutcracker ballet. It was a preview of two Nutcracker performances scheduled for that weekend at the Crest Theater. Who can forget the tiny ballerinas in tutus stepping through the market? Slow Food Saturday (Feb. 2, 2013) On this particular Slow Food Saturday, local farmers spoke to GreenMarket visitors about GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and the worldwide movement to ban them from our food. The presentation at the Slow Foods Glades to Coast booth tapped into a lot of local interest. Annual Chili Cook-Off (Feb 16, 2013) Bright, shiny weather and a soft, grassy venue helped bring out a huge crowd this year. The cook-off was so well attended many of the contestants ran out of samples. In the end, more than 75 gallons of chili was consumed, trophies were awarded, and a tasty GreenMarket tradition was further solidified. Annual Easter Bonnet Pet Parade (March 30, 2013) In a pleasant return to yester-year, judging took place on the shade-dappled front lawn of the Cornell Museum. Top honors went to a dog named Ivy who was celebrating her 12th birthday. Ivy’s colorful bonnet and flowery outfit won her Most Original and Best of Show prizes—and a “Happy Birthday” serenade from the crowd! These are our Top you agree?

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Where Organic Farming Is A Point of Pride Those of us who buy organic produce know it can look imperfect. Fruits and vegetables grown without pesticides or herbicides may have a little blemish here, a little wormhole there, maybe some asymmetric shapes or uneven colors. But that’s okay, right? We’re happy to be eating nutritious food grown without chemicals. So it may surprise you to learn that “imperfect” is not okay to the Delray GreenMarket’s organic produce supplier, Alderman Farms of Boynton Beach. “On Friday evenings, my husband would go through every vegetable individually to decide what to bring and what not to bring to the GreenMarket,” said Theresa Alderman, whose husband Jim runs the farm with his father, Jim Alderman Sr. “It’s unbelievable—so of course, everything looks perfect, even though most people know that organic produce isn’t supposed to look perfect,” Theresa said. Look for the Label Alderman Farms has been growing both certified organic and conventionally grown produce in Palm Beach County for more than 30 years. Their 300-acre organic farm is located in Loxahatchee, and they have other farms spreading from Delray Beach to Boynton Beach. Organic crops include bell pepper, mini-sweet pepper, yellow squash, zucchini, sweet bi-color corn, eggplant, green beans, and three types of tomatoes (cherry, Roma and round). In the fall, winter and spring, you can find Alderman Farms organic produce at the Delray GreenMarket and at Whole Foods and Publix (Greenwise section of produce department). Just look for the Alderman Farms label. Expansion Plans Unfortunately, extreme heat and humidity prevents Alderman Farms from growing their produce locally during the summer. For that reason, Theresa said, the farm is currently looking for suitable land in Georgia, South Carolina and New Jersey in order to keep its tomatoes, herbs, squash and zucchini business going through the summer. “Jim and his dad are really passionate about organic farming,” Theresa said. “Take it from me, he’s never home. He’s always out there making sure everything is just right.”

PIÑON GRILL REDEFINES SOUTH FLORIDA DINING LANDSCAPE WITH INSPIRING ‘NEW AMERICAN’ CUISINE Stylish culinary classics and exciting flavors from America’s melting pot are served in a visually spectacular dining setting

With its intriguing New American menu and warmly sophisticated interiors, Piñon Grill, located at The Terrace at Town Center, is quintessential “New American” cuisine. The award winning restaurant, owned and operated by one of South Florida’s leading restaurant groups - Rainmaker Restaurant Group, offers an innovative menu of stylish culinary classics and flavorful favorites that have over time become adopted into the American mainstream or in some cases, have long been considered to be classically American. The restaurant’s “New American” lunch and dinner menus creatively follow culinary trends while pairing new and interesting flavor profiles with classic favorites. “At Piñon Grill, we serve New American cuisine in the truest sense. We take dishes that have, over the years, through America’s cultural melting pot, become beloved American mainstays, and combine them with the unique flavor profiles of foods that have since ‘immigrated’ here. The result is an exceptional flavor profile unlike any other,” explains Kevin Blair, Managing Director of Piñon Grill. “Additionally, Piñon’s décor of open interiors and natural design elements pay homage to the real America.” Distinctive dishes presented in a straightforward fashion emphasize the striking simplicity of fresh, organic and locally grown ingredients and flavors. Signature chef specialties include Chilean Sea Bass with Pesto and Thai Chili Beurre Blanc, Roasted Chicken with Key Lime Sauce, Marinated

Skirt Steak, Chicken Paillard, Grilled Bronzini, Grilled Vegetable Burger and Asian Grilled Salmon, to name a few. Homemade desserts, including White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Peanut Butter Pie, and a flourless chocolate & “cherried” waffle with ice cream, are also prepared fresh on-site daily. Piñon Grill’s spectacular interiors, reminiscent of the Prairie School architectural movement of the early 1920s and 1930s, are an integration of both structural and esthetic beauty. Recessed wood ceilings, exquisite bronzed piñon tree sculptures, and lifesize, wood-carved Native American dancers silhouetted against vibrant ‘living art’ glass, truly lend themselves to a visually memorable dining experience. A striking collection of paintings by conceptual artist Marcia K. Moore and distinct metal work by renowned Native American artist Allan Houser add to the excitement of Piñon Grill’s dining room appeal. Piñon‘s inviting bar area features an executive-style lounge with a variety of indoor and outdoor seating options. A walnut slab community table beckons for guests to pull up a chair. Illuminated poured resin lounge tables serve as the perfect backdrop for a social or business cocktail. Signature beverage offerings present the classics crafted with exceptional precision, with an emphasis on fresh-squeezed fruits and organic vegetable juice additions. A generous wine list consisting of more than 80 quality brands, with 30 quality brands available by the glass, is also available. Piñon Grill is located at The Terrace at Town Center at 6000 Glades Road in Boca Raton. For reservations call 561-3917770 or visit For more information, visit www.Piñ

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


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


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


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



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

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



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

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


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


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

Warren Heeg 561- 441-1599 I Michael Mullin 561-441-0635

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The Image Maker

By Jule Guaglardi The Pineapple Contributing Writer’s about the importance of photography in real estate sales - focusing on one photographer and his images of a magnificent Delray Beach home. Extraordinary inspiration can come from anything - a dream, a culture, a kind word, a landscape, even a strong attitude. In this case, the inspiration for Mar Pietra, meaning “Stone of the Sea”, was a cumulative vision, a synergistic marriage of the 1920’s Deering Vizcaya, the exquisite designs of Maurice Fatio, as well as the owner’s own nostalgic memories of his youthful years growing up in Florence and Rome. Now, it is the task, challenge and, in some cases, the responsibility of the imagemaker to seize that inspiration and translate it into a captivating vision that can hold a reader in awe. Thierry Dehove, the photographer selected to capture this majestic home on film, has worked intensely in recent years to further refine his capabilities in this challenging arena. He strives to bring to life, on the pages of a magazine, someone’s life’s work, their dream, their abode, and to showcase this work of art, no matter how grand or petite, in a way that will evoke emotion, desire, and in the real estate world - cause the reader to instinctively write a check. Estimated at roughly $35 Million and sitting on 1 and 1/2 acres from ocean to Intracoastal, Mar Pietra is a palatial masterpiece commanding the attention of the road, and all those who pass by trying to absorb the sheer magnificence of the estate. The home is located on A1A in Delray Beach, Florida and encompasses 39,000 square feet of pure opulence. With hand painted ceilings, wood coffer

ceilings, and others fitted with classical moldings - staring out, over and up, Thierry is uncertain as to where to begin. With his backpack in place, he moves through this mansion with headphones tucked neatly in his ears. The home’s arches, stairwells and impressive textures dictate the music he chooses to further embrace this incredible vibe. He looks down where slab floors of tone on tone with geometric inlays play on his photographic instincts. He walks endlessly where it switches to book-matched beveled exotic stone and unique patterned agedwood. He finds marble with mosaic inlays, extensive amounts of hand carved limestone, not to mention 300 natural limestone columns. He peruses through each room discovering custom designed wrought iron railings and spiral staircases leading to hidden libraries. His choices of focus are endless. With his shot list in hand, Thierry selects his arsenal of photo gear and lighting and begins his process. Once completed, after many hours, and sometimes after many days, he switches gears and takes his own photos, the personal ones, the angles he sees most uniquely and brings to life even the smallest detail. Much like a motivational speaker or a religious leader, a talented photographer can sway a nation, a community or a single human being to believe in something. He or she can lure you in, captivate your senses, overtake your emotions and make you fall in love. These are unparalleled tools when making an impression in real estate sales or in any business. Thierry understands this fundamental line of thinking and utilizes these tools when crafting his imagery, both behind the lens and behind his Mac. He is an image-maker and seeker of beauty and Mar Pietra was perhaps his perfect subject – a masterpiece of opulent inspiration!

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Children’s Theatre Presents

“SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR.” The Delray Beach Playhouse Children’s Theatre presents SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! JR., a pop culture phenomenon which comes to the musical stage, on Saturday, July 13 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm, Sunday, July 14 at 4:00pm and Saturday, July 20 at 4:00pm. With a cast of over 30 talented young actors ranging in age from 7 – 17 from all over Palm Beach County, this lively show is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. Directed by Marla Gideos, this stage adaptation of the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs is making a comeback, instructing a whole new generation to “Unpack Your Adjectives” and “Do The Circulation.” It’s lighting up stages from school rooms to universities and regional theatres all around the country. “It is a pleasure to work with so many talented young singers and actors. This is one Summer Show that not only entertains the entire family, it’s also educational,” said Mrs. Gideos. Advance Tickets are $15 for Adults and $12 for Children 18 and younger, Day-ofShow Tickets are $18 for Adults and $15 for Children. For more information Call 561-272-1281 Ext. 4. The playhouse is located at 950 NW 9th Street in Delray Beach.


Parade Productions presents a premiere NEW CHAIRMAN OF reading of Michael Leeds’ The Gift at KRAVIS BOARD ELECTED WEST PALM BEACH, FL — The Board Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center of Directors of The Raymond F. Kravis Center BOCA RATON, FL – Parade Productions presents a premiere reading of award-winning South Florida playwright/director Michael Leeds’ new work, The Gift. This free reading, featuring actors Clay Cartland and Lindsey Forgey, takes place on July 1st at 7:30 p.m., at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center’s Studio Theatre in Boca Raton. The premise of The Gift is simple: A young man and woman are stuck in adjoining elevators. However their gradual realization they might actually be trapped in each other’s dreams leads the characters - and audiences - on an intriguing journey as they discover things about one another, and themselves, they have never known before. “The genesis for The Gift came when I was hunting for an idea and read a quote from a New York playwright who said, ‘Most people suggest writing what you know. I like to write what I fear.’” Leeds explains. “When I was younger I had bouts of claustrophobia and as a writer I’m drawn to plays that have a fantastical element to them. So I started with the image of a young man trapped in an

elevator who realizes he’s actually trapped in a dream, and the story just evolved from there.” “We were looking for a play to help develop. We fell in love with this one,” Parade Productions’ Executive Producer Candace Caplin says. “The characters are irresistible and the concept is fascinating. It’s an honor to be part of this process with Michael.” Leeds is equally pleased: “Getting the chance to have a reading at Parade Productions with Candace and (director) Kim St. Leon and wonderful actors like Clay Cartland and Lindsey Forgey is a terrific opportunity. I’m hoping the audience will be as intrigued with The Gift as I was writing it.” Parade Productions is a not-for profit theatre company whose mission is “To produce high quality theatre experiences that entertain, enlighten, inform, uplift, and inspire audiences, sending them home with new thoughts, insights, questions, and ideas.” The Gift by Michael Leeds July 1st 7:30 p.m. Admission: Free The Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, Studio Theatre, 2nd Floor 201 Plaza Real in Boca Raton.

for the Performing Arts at the annual meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2013 elected Jane M. Mitchell as Chair of the organization, effective July 1, 2013. Ms. Mitchell succeeds William A. Meyer, whose six-year tenure as Chair ended on June 30, 2013 due to term limits as required by the organization’s by-laws. Ms. Mitchell has served as a board member since 2006 and as a Vice-Chair since 2011. She will be the third Chair in the 28-year history of the Kravis Center. Mr. Meyer was voted to an additional three-year term on the board and will serve as Treasurer for a one-year term. Joining Mitchell and Meyer on the board as officers are Michael Bracci and Laurie Silvers, Vice-Chairs; and Stephen Brown, Secretary. Newly elected to the Kravis Board, each for a three-year term, are: Stuart Frankel, Chris Havlicek, Paul Leone, Monika Preston, and Jeffrey Stoops. In addition, Dan Ponton will be completing his 12-year tenure as a board member on June 30, 2013 due to term limits, and was elected to the designation of Life Trustee. More information is available by calling 561-832-7469 or by visiting

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July 21 Family Funday at the Museum Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Admission: $10 per family (up to 2 adults and children) We’ll be celebrating two family-friendly exhibits in the Cornell Museum: Flying High: The Story of Kites and A Quilting Evolution (which both run from May 16th through September 29th). This family event will have fun activities for children of all ages, storytelling AND kite flying (weather permitting). Discover things you never knew about kites, which go back 3,000 years! Fighter kites? We have them! Japanese kites? We have them! Miniature kites? We have them... and more! And that’s just on the first floor. Upstairs a collection of art quilts, traditional quilts and signature quilts will be on display from the Gold Coast Quilters Guild. August 24 School of Creative Arts Open House Crest Theatre Studios and Classrooms Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Meet our instructors, visit with some of our students, and learn how our programs can help you to discover or expand your creative potential! Find out about classes and workshops for Fall Terms 1 & 2. September 18 Grandparent’s Day at the Museum Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Admission: $10 general; $6 seniors & students with ID; $3 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under. “Quilt Block” activity for families led by members of the Gold Coast Quilters Guild.


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

July 7, 14, 21 & 28 Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival Crest Theatre Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets $25 (individual)/ $85 (4-concert subscription); call (800)330-6874 or visit The Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival celebrates its 22nd season with an eclectic mix of chamber music masterworks by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and many others, followed by a “Meet the Musicians” reception. The musicians of the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival, also known as Chamber Music Palm Beach, have over 250 works in their repertoire, have released six critically acclaimed CDs on the Klavier Music Productions label, and have been featured nationally on Public Radio. August 3 American Airlines Presents Symphony of the Americas SummerFest 2013 Crest Theatre Saturday, 7 p.m. Tickets $25. Symphony of the Americas celebrates 22 years of hosting an acclaimed European chamber orchestra for one month of cultural exchange performances at venues throughout Florida and the Americas. With the final shows at the Crest Theatre, SummerFest 2013 features I Musici Estensi Chamber Orchestra from Milan, Italy. They will be joined by select Symphony members.

day workshop led by Ralph Papa. Artists at all skill levels will better understand and be able to master perspective in their drawings. Specially designed demonstrations and exercises will include step by step drawings of scenes in perspective using inside and outside views with objects and people in natural and man-made environments.

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Delray Beach Center for the Arts announces a new series to open this summer in the Crest Theatre. ART CINEMA AT THE CREST will offer a variety of films on eight consecutive Wednesdays from July 10 through August 28, with screenings at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Caroline Breder-Watts, midday host for 91.3 WLRN and host of “Cinematically Speaking” on Arts Radio Network, will host each 8:30 screening – providing an introduction and leading a post-screening talkback session.


Through November 3 School of Creative Arts Group Exhibition Crest Theatre Galleries Monday-Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; free admission A multi-media exhibit showcasing drawings, paintings, collage, mixed media and photographs by adult and youth students and instructors.

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

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

Summer Camp

July 8 - August 2 (4 one-week sessions) Kickin’ Arts Summer Performing Arts Camp Delray Beach Center for the Arts 9:00 a.m - 4:30 pm (Drop off 8-9 am; pick-up 4:30-5:30 pm) Camp fee: $265 per camper, per week Register at or call 561-243-7922, ext. 317. Kickin’ Arts Performing Arts Camp is for boys and girls ages 6 to 12. Activities including music; performance in an original play; prop, set and costume making; art and crafts , which are all designed to culminate with a Friday Afternoon Showcase, at 5 p.m., for family and friends. There is a different theme each week. Campers should bring lunch and two snacks daily. Through September 29 A Quilting Evolution Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am - 4:30 pm; Sunday, 1-4:30 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $10 general; $6 seniors & students with ID; $3 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under. Quilters, collectors, artists and all who enjoy the beauty of quilts will be wowed by this exhibition, presented in partnership with the Gold Coast Quilters Guild (GCQG). The exhibit includes a broad mix of 80 to 100 traditional and art quilts, as well as a selection of award-winning “Quilted” Artists Books. Works are hand or machine pieced and quilted, embroidered, thread painted, appliqued and embellished to illustrate the diversity of talent and techniques that exist in today’s quilting world.

Lectures/Discussions/ Workshops

June 27 Jane Pruett Hill: The 100 Year Evolution of American Quilting Cornell Museum Tea Room Thursday, 2 pm; Free with museum admission The art of quilting is advancing but at the same time, we are preserving the past. Jane will discuss the evolution of quilting fabrics, designs, patterns and techniques. A Q&A and light refreshments will follow the lecture. Jane Pruett Hill is co-founder of the Gold Coast Quilters Guild. July 12 Art Workshop: Perspective for Artists Crest Theatre Studio #3 Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm; Fee: $165; pre-registration required The School of Creative Arts presents this one-

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July 10, 2013 – “Casablanca” 1942 classic romance/drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman (rated PG). Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II, an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. July 17, 2013 – “The Big Lebowski” 1998 comedy starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman (rated R). “Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. July 24, 2013 – “Anna Karenina” 2012 drama starring Matthew Macfadyen, Keira Knightley and Jude Law (rated R). Set in late-19th-century Russia highsociety, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. July 31, 2013 – “Price Check” 2012 comedy/drama starring Parker Posey, Eric Mabius and Annie Parisse (not rated). Peter, a family man who works for a failing supermarket chain finds his life shaken up by his new boss, Susan, who starts to groom him for an executive position. Money and opportunities are within his grasp, but at what price? August 7, 2013 – “Sound City” 2013 documentary starring Vinny Appice, Mick Fleetwood and Tom Petty (not rated). A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California. August 14, 2013 – “Quartet” 2012 comedy/drama starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay and Billy Connolly (rated PG-13). At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. August 21, 2013 – “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” 2012 drama starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller (rated PG-13). An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Delray Beach Center for the Arts (formerly known as Old School Square Cultural Arts Center) offers world-class events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities. The restored early 20th century school buildings (listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Delray Beach Schools) house the charming Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture (c. 1913), the intimate Crest Theatre (c. 1925) and a Vintage Gymnasium. The Pavilion, which opened in 2002, hosts outdoor concerts and festivals. The School of Creative Arts offers art, photography and writing classes. The Center also serves as a venue for community, corporate, private and media events. For information on performances, exhibits, classes or facility rentals, call 561-243-7922 or visit All dates, times and films are subject to change without notice.

August 28, 2013 – “If I Were You” 2012 comedy/drama starring Marcia Gay Harden, Leonor Watling and Aidan Quinn (rated R). When a woman tries to outwit her husband’s sexy young mistress, the unexpected consequences include starring as King Lear in a very amateur production - with the mistress, an aspiring actress, playing The Fool. Delray Beach Center for the Arts Crest Theatre Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444 561-243-7922, Wednesday, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets $8. Cash bar and concessions available.

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Arts Garage: Legends and Legacies “He was just too vibrant, too exciting,” said Puente, Jr. “There was magic in the music my father made. It made people happy all over the world.” Puente, Jr. has found captive audiences who echo his passion. Crowds lured to a venue by the father are returning to see the son -- and to once again participate in the high voltage celebration that takes place on stage. Another Arts Garage coup was scoring Grammy Award winner Felipe Lamoglia, who brings his unique jazzy, Afro-Cuban sound to our stage. Audiences will revel in a beat that has been influenced by a list of Brazilian musical legends. Also adding to this month’s excitement are the Cook Trio, whose “outstanding guitar work will blow you away,” according to Orlando Weekly and Robert “Top” Thomas who is renowned for his “eclectic gumbo of Delta hooks, Louisiana merriment, and top-notch musicianship,” according to Living Blues. It’s going to be a hot month, so get your tickets now! For more information: or call 561-450-6357

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Jazz Project: Felipe Lamoglia

Felipe Lamoglia is a virtuoso Cuban saxophonist, composer, and arranger. World renowned for his instrumental prowess, Felipe also won a Grammy Award in 2008 working as a producer, arranger, and composer on Arturo Sandoval’s album Rumba Palace. Tickets $25 -$35, $ 5 more at the door Saturday 7/13, 8:00 pm in and out of her consciousness. For those who remember the era, the names are part of Hollywood history: Hedda Hopper, Louis B. Mayer, Vincente Minnelli and many more. “While ‘Beyond the Rainbow’ highlights Hollywood history,” said Ushe, “the electric performance of Tito Puente Jr. echoes musical history as he keeps his father’s famous rhythms alive and pulsating with a new audience. He refuses to let his father become a distant memory.”

Jazz Project: Cook Trio

Gypsy jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt/ Hot Club of France, central Florida’s Cook Trio is composed of brothers Ian and Jason Cook on guitar, and Kyle Jones on bass. With myriad influences from Coltrane to Monk, their music brings an American perspective to France’s classic Jazz Manouche.. Tickets are $25-$35 in advance, $5 more at the door.

Saturday 7/21, 8:00 pm

Garage Blues: Robert “Top” Thomas

Guitar master Thomas is best known as a founding member of the gutsy blues-rock foursome Smokehouse that defined the genre of Florida swamp blues, a killer variation of Louisiana blues. Robert’s sound is influenced by many of his heroes including Lightnin’ Slim, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, and Lazy Lester. Tickets are $25-$35 in advance, $5 more at the door. Robert “Top” Thomas

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his month Arts Garage melds the past and present to create a musically dynamic month. The Theatre at Arts Garage plays homage to Judy Garland, the beloved icon of film and stage, with a song-filled look at her brilliant career and turbulent life. Jazz Project shakes it up with Tito Puente, Jr. and his historic mambo sound, and Garage Blues brings it with Robert “Top” Thomas whose gruff vice and guitar solos are reminiscent of Muddy Waters. And that’s just the beginning! “July is sizzling,” said Alyona Ushe, Executive Director of Arts Garage. “This month takes us on an artistic journey that our audience will love. Every week, we change it up musically, and our summer theatre presentation is an unforgettable experience, musically and emotionally.” “Judy Garland’s life was a quintessential American life,” said Lou Tyrrell, Artistic Director of The Theatre at Arts Garage, which presents History Theatre’s production of Beyond the Rainbow: Garland at Carnegie Hall by William Randall Beard beginning July 19 and running through August 2. “From Hollywood child star to the icon who gave it all on the stage of Carnegie Hall, we felt that her triumphs and tragedies were our own, and we embraced her as if she were a member of our own family. Beyond the Rainbow tells her story, but it also tells America’s story through the turbulent years of the mid-20th Century. It’s the story and the music of an era to be cherished and savored.” Woven into her concert performance are the specters of Garland’s past, living on in her memory, including her late mother and father, husbands, friends, co-workers and critics dart

Saturday 7/27, 8:00 pm

Jazz Project: Tito Puente Jr.

The comparison is inevitable. On a passionate mission to nurture the musical legacy left by Puente Sr., Latin jazz Mambo king Tito Puente Jr. carries his father with him – imprinted on his physical being and locked in his soul. It’s in his looks, his joy, and his music. “My father is a great inspiration for why I perform. It’s a wonderful feeling and people remember this. He is the only and true influence for why I do what I do.”–Tito Puente, Jr. Tickets are $25-$35 in advance, $5 more at the door.

Summer Theatre July 19 - August 11

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

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


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ocal Delray Beach artist Katelyn Fay’s work appears in “Visualize”, a student exhibition currently on display at The Gallery at Art House. Katelyn, 18 years, is a recent graduate from Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL as a digital media and visual arts major. She also attended California College of the Arts summer pre-college program for Illustration and Drawing, and in the fall she will be a student of Parsons The New School for Design in New York. As an artist, Katelyn embraces the importance of all mediums. Her work it is very playful, adventurous, personal, and limitless. She takes inspiration from Mattel’s Barbie dolls, Disney, and other child-like styles. She hopes to become iconic for her bold, bright colors and designs. Katelyn’s artwork is about juxtaposing and overlaying imagery to create a stylized, highly saturated, hyper realistic world, using playful materials such as markers, glitter, crayons, jewels, and stamps. She aims to convey sensuality and duality in her personality - one that intertwines the contradiction between her “alter egos”, which are innocent and childish while provocative and risky. She starts by color blocking, outlining, and overlapping mediums, such as digital photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, performance, fashion design, and video art. View Katelyn’s work on display in “Visualize” through mid-July at Art House of Delray.

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What is your idea of perfect happiness? Inventing a world to live in with the people I love. But there is no such thing as perfect happiness. What is your greatest fear? That I will die before I finish what I started. Which living person do you most admire? My best friend Annique Johnson. Where do you find artistic inspiration? I find inspiration when revisiting my years as a young kid and the things I loved, like Disney and Barbie. Also exploring cities, being around inspiring people. And then there is the darker side of myself. I reflect off of and use experiences I’ve dealt with as inspiration as well.

“Parental Control” What or who is the greatest love of your life? At the moment, a boy I’ve known since I was in sixth grade that recently went into the Marines. Everyday I anxiously run to the mailbox hoping he will write me.

Who is your favorite artist? There are several, Ernst Kirchner, Yayoi Kusama, Jean Paul Gaultier, Walt Disney, Dr. Suess, Andy Warhol of course.

When and where were you happiest? California and Disney World.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Patience.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I wish I wasn’t so possessive.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Dude, seriously, like, whatever, basically, exactly, true..all the typical ones.

What do you consider your greatest artistic achievement? Never being afraid to make huge risks by fully exposing myself in my work.

When did your first know that you had to become an artist? When I went to a Christian school.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? A cartoon character maybe.

Who are your heroes in real life? Chaz Lord, Annique Johnson, Allison Fay, Michael Enright and my parents.

What is your greatest regret? Falling for the wrong people.

What is your most treasured possession? My clothing and accessories.

What is it that you most dislike? Cold weather.

Which talent (other than being an artist) would you most like to have? Martial Arts / Samurai skills definitely.

What do you most value in your friends? I value genuine, real, honest people. I cannot stand superficial people.

What is your motto? Let the chips fall where they may.

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SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS LIGHT UP JULY AT FRANK CINEBOWL & GRILLE AT DELRAY MARKETPLACE By Deborah Frank Executive Vice President, Frank Investments The sizzling temps outside are no match for Hollywood’s box office sizzle at Frank Cinebowl & Grille Delray Marketplace. Fill your senses with comfy seats, mouth watering popcorn, a full bar and restaurant menu to add to your movie going experience. As we like to say…sit back and relax! July comes in with a bang with much more than Fourth of July fireworks. Three very different films debut for the holiday. Despicable Me 2, the much anticipated animated follow-up, is voiced by Steve Carrell with those adorable minions. Children and adults will all enjoy. The Lone Ranger has been buzzed about ever since Johnny Depp signed as Tonto. We are all anxious to see this new telling of a best loved story. And, for those who like their comedy straight up there is Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain…the man is very funny. The rest of July is packed with goodies as well. I’m looking forward to seeing Grown Ups 2 with Adam Sandler and a stellar cast, as well as the big budget blockbuster, Pacific Rim, widely expected to be a “must-see on the big screen” film. These are followed by Turbo, The Conjuring and R.I.P.D. Next up is RED 2, a light hearted action flick starring Helen Mirren and Bruce Willis. I loved the first!

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Put The To Do List on your To See List on July 26. This is a great flick for gals and their pals. Anyone who loves Hugh Jackman will be reserving their seat to The Wolverine that same weekend. Wrapping up the month is the original “blue man group” - The Smurfs – returning with Smurf 2. Book your birthday parties now! Summer movies, delicious popcorn, a meal before or after a film…what could be better? See you at the Frank Theatres Cinebowl & Grille at Delray Marketplace where the movies are always the main attraction. For more information, visit www. Deborah Frank is a third generation member of the family owned and operated Frank Theatres. She has served as juror for several years on the Palm Beach International Film Festival. You can catch her as a guest every Thursday at 11:30 am on Barbara Altman’s Front Porch on talk radio WOND 1400 in the Atlantic City market where she talks movies and fields calls from the listeners.

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BEYOND THE RAINBOW �My history of my life is in my songs."– Judy Garland

7/19-8/11 Wed-Fri, 7:30pm | Sat, 2pm | Sun, 7pm ($30-40) An unforgettable musical portrait of a child actor turned Hollywood star who captivated a nation with her spectacular talent and tumultuous life. Featuring 24 of Garland’s greatest hits, including “Get Happy,” “That’s Entertainment,” “The Trolley Song,” and of course, “Over the Rainbow.”

GROUP DISCOUNTS We offer generous discounts for Beyond the Rainbow for groups of 10 or more. Hold a fundraiser for your favorite charity or just enjoy a great evening of theater with friends! For more information on group sales, please contact Caroline Breder-Watts at 561-450-6357 or email at

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Hair Styles To Extend or Not to Extend.... That is the Question By Dianne E. Adams Special to The Pineapple You’ve seen her walking down Atlantic Avenue with her beautiful, voluminous, bouncy hair. You say to yourself, “I wish my hair could look like that!” Well it can! Just book an appointment with your stylist and say I want hair extensions. It’s true girls, extensions are everywhere. Young, old, ultra wealthy and just regular gals are turning to hair extensions to help achieve the beautiful hair they’ve always wanted. Extensions come in many types, colors, lengths and attachment methods. How long you keep them in depends on the type you choose, and more importantly, how well you take care of them. However, if you are a low maintenance gal, this may not be the thing for you. Each type of extension will have it’s own benefits, drawbacks, length of time to install and price point. Together with your stylist you can decide what will work best with your hair, lifestyle, budget and amount of maintenance you are willing to endure. I’m sorry to say that extensions are not for everyone. If your hair is thinning due to illness, please do not get extensions. It would be like throwing money down the drain, literally. Some people with very thin hair may not be able to use extensions because there just isn’t enough of their own natural hair to cover the bonds. If you currently have very damaged or weakened hair, right now may not be the best time for you. This doesn’t mean that you can never have extensions. All I’m suggesting is to talk candidly with your stylist about a regimen to make your hair stronger and healthy enough to support your extensions. I use a seamless method to attach the extensions. I prefer this method because your own hair is not damaged by the extensions. There

is almost no twisting or turning that can cause stress on your own hair. This method can be applied in just over an hour and can last between 4 and 8 weeks, depending on how well you take care of them after they are put in. These extensions can be refurbished, then reused, which makes it a very cost effective way to have the long, full, beautiful hair you have always wanted. You don’t have to have a full head of extensions to enjoy the benefits. I put one weft in on each side of my face to fill in where my own hair is not as thick. It makes a dramatic difference in the way my hair looks and the way I feel when I look in the mirror. Take a good look around, do you really think all of the gorgeous hair you see is not extended? If you think extensions are not for you, ask yourself... Do I want instant volume? Would I like longer hair? Would it be great if I could add some color variation? If you ask yourself any of these questions then maybe you should be asking... To Extend or Not to Extend, That is the Question. Dianne E. Adams is owner-stylist of Studio Seven Hair in Pineapple Grove. Visit

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Jack Tackles Internet Dating Question Hello Jack: As a 50-something woman who is now single, I was encouraged to join certain dating sites. I did. Here is what happens, and I’m wondering if these “actions” are age related or gender related. goes: What happens is this: A man will send me a “wink.” Sometimes the “winker” is for me, attractive, witty and seems to have it together; (2) we correspond online; (3) we exchange phone numbers and speak once or twice; (4) we make plans to meet; (5) at the “eleventh hour” I get a text stating he has to cancel or even more demoralizing...being stood up. This has happened to my friends and me several times. In all of our cases, the man was open, seemed fun, enthusiastic, energetic and looking to date. My friends and I are certainly not “desperatos” and aren’t necessarily looking to marry again. We are accomplished, fit, fun and just want the company of a gentleman who is all that too. My question to you: is this happening in your generation of dating? OR is it that the men of my generation are jaded in some way? Maybe to them, just getting a phone number and date is enough? I realize that as soon as men come into puberty, they become “little wolves”...that grow up to be “big wolves”...and wolves love to hunt. Has cyber-dating become another “hunting” venue for men? Thank you for reading. “Jolie”

Answer Welcome back to the dating pool! Your frustration is understandable. The shortcomings of the singles dating scene, electronic and otherwise, are numerous and well documented. You should recognize the pratfalls of the scene you’ve joined, be wary of them, and, this is the toughest part, try not to jump to conclusions despite what you think you know. Although I haven’t joined the Internet dating scene, I know many people who have, with varying results. I have friends in committed relationships that met on-line, I have friends that use it as a casual sex apparatus, I know people that use it to meet new friends, and I know married couples. In other words, there are all sorts of people out there, just like off-line. Sure there are ‘wolves,’ but there are also guys looking to meet fantastic, newly single women. The medium itself might encourage some flakier activity. The Internet provides a buffer zone for people that might not be as forward, honest, or dishonest as they would in ‘real life.’ And while this becomes a problem when a guy ‘winks’ at every woman on the website, the site can also facilitate a meeting with someone that you might never meet otherwise. Use it to supplement your dating life, not as a replacement for ‘traditional’ methods. So what to make of all this? Don’t assume a guy is a bad egg on the Internet, but don’t be surprised if he is. Don’t take it personal because the impersonal nature of Internet dating is it’s plus and it’s drawback. Also, don’t assume he is ‘fun, enthusiastic, and willing to date’ either. Actions outweigh words. The Internet allows you, and everyone else, to cast a much wider net into the dating pool, thus it stands to reason you’ll get more opportunities, but more that are meaningless. If you’ve noticed that after a couple of emails most people still don’t meet up, try communicating for a longer period of time to establish a stronger bond with potentials before arranging a face-to-face. As to your generational question, I’d, once again, tell you to keep an open mind. Younger single men will likely gravitate more to the casual because we’re usually more casual, but every person’s intentions are different, you just never know until you find out. But number one, you’re single now! Have fun! You don’t owe anything to anyone. Accept that, and you’ll be blowing off fellows in no time.

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ELRAY BEACH FL – Republic of Couture, a new retail concept which opened recently at Delray Marketplace in Delray Beach, takes cues from social media sites and builds them into a three-dimensional environment. Unlike most retailers who build an online site as an afterthought, the ROC store concept is informed by the habits of online users. In Florida and around the globe, the rise in prominence of social media is eliminating the need for face-to-face interaction and communication. According to a 2012 study in Time magazine, 39% of Americans spend more time socializing online compared with face-to-face contact. With stores and malls being gathering places for people, retailers are challenged to find new ways to increase traffic. “Every retailer provides customer service,” says ROC founder Gaston Garcia. “However, we want to amaze each customer rather than simply serve them.” The experience includes a spacious lounge area and café with organic coffee from around the world, water features throughout the store, a ‘tree’ with lollipop leaves in the children’s area, customized themed fitting rooms, a DJ announcing live promotions while playing music, dramatic lighting effects, dozens of touch screens around the store playing product videos and hanging beds in the outdoor seating area. The interactivity is concentrated around a social media hub in the store with large screens, computers and video game consoles. Shoppers receive discounts from ‘likes’ and shares’ of the Facebook page, Twitter feed and from playing kinetic video games. “Customers immerse themselves in multiple experiences during their visit, which keeps them engaged and Interactive Social Media Hub encourages them to spend more time with us,” says Garcia. The store is designed to keep shoppers interested as they browse through current men’s, women’s and children’s fashions, shoes, accessories, watches, jewelry, fragrance, sunglasses and home items. Most fashion items range in price from $10-$70 and in the designer department from $70-$300. “It’s like my own Pinterest page come to life,” adds Garcia. “Customers appreciate the unique ROC perspective compared with the cookie-cutter global fashion bigbox boredom. Republic of Couture reignites the enjoyment of the shopping experience itself.” Dramatic lighting effects and high-energy environment

With another new concept store opening in New York, Republic of Couture will open in several new markets this year including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. The assortment in each location is edited to meet local demand. According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 67% of internet users use social networking tools. The percentage increases to 83% among 18-29 year-olds. With over one billion active users on Facebook, Republic of Couture is encouraging their share of customers to look up from their screens and enjoy a unique shopping experience in an environment that enhances their online experience.


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Bracelets supporting children’s art programs helping to make dreams come true at the Milagro Center DELRAY BEACH, FL – Two Palm Beach County Brighton Collectibles stores have chosen the Milagro Center to donate their proceeds from the sale of the Brighton Independence and Americana Bracelets through its “Brighton Loves Kids Across America” Americana Jewelry Campaign, which empowers kids’ art aspirations in local communities throughout the nation. For each $58 Independence Charm Holder Bracelet and each $48 Americana I.D. Bracelet sold now through July 31, 2013, the Brighton Collectibles stores at both The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens and the Mall at Wellington Green are contributing 50% of the retail cost to the Milagro Center, the non-profit children’s arts-focused organization in Delray Beach. Milagro Center supporters Joanna Kelman (left) and Jared Stark (right) shop at the private afterhours fundraising event which raised money for the Milagro Center’s arts programs.

Brighton Collectibles at the Gardens of the Palm Beaches Mall Assistant Store Managing Partner Sara Seckler (left) presents a check at the firstever SHOP-FOR-CHARITY EVENT on June 2nd to Milagro Center Operations Director Barbara Stark.

At Brighton Collectibles, the company doesn’t simply agree with the maxim “Be the change you wish to see in the world”; they’ve built it into their business by designing jewelry to raise money for non-profit organizations that help people in the communities near their stores. This initiative is one that Brighton’s owner and design team feel passionate about. As Laura Young, Brighton’s President of Sales and Marketing explains, “I can’t imagine what my life would have been like without the ballet classes I took throughout my school years, the piano lessons and recitals, or learning to paint with oils. My participation in these programs not only gave me an appreciation for the arts, it gave me the confidence to become the person I am today.” “We are thrilled and honored to have been chosen by the Palm Beach Gardens and Wellington Brighton stores as the local charity to benefit from the Brighton Loves Kids Across America program!” said Milagro Center Executive Director Gina M. Skelton. “The community is recognizing that the Milagro Center is engaging undervalued and at-risk children in the arts and they are succeeding academically and socially as a result.”

A private after-hours event to kick-off the Brighton Loves Kids Across America program was held at the Gardens Mall retail store on Sunday, June 2nd with 20% of the event’s sales going to Milagro Center. “Thanks to our Milagro friends who came out to shop, Milagro was presented with a wonderful check at the end of the evening,” said Barbara Stark, Milagro Center’s Director of Operations. Proceeds from the sales of the bracelets at The Gardens Mall and The Mall at Wellington Green Brighton locations will continue through July 31st. To purchase the bracelets, visit the stores or call Brighton at The Gardens Mall at 561 776-4847 or Brighton at Wellington Green at 561 3333558 to purchase with free shipping.

About the Milagro Center The Milagro Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is an arts and education program that nurtures the seeds of creativity, builds an indestructible sense of self worth, and inspires youth to reach their fullest potential. Milagro, which means “miracle” in Spanish, serves disadvantaged, undervalued children, teens, and families throughout South Florida. The Center’s four goals are to ensure academic success, promote the arts, teach inclusion while embracing diversity, and create strong individuals who positively impact their communities. Please visit the website at, become a fan of “The Milagro Center” Cause page on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter @ MilagroCenter.

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ELRAY BEACH, FL – At the Bossik Academy of Fine Art (, a new art studio in Delray Beach, Florida, students learn the drawing and painting methods used by the old masters like Rembrandt and da Vinci. Eric Bossik, an award-winning fine artist, started the academy to teach classical realism, a new and growing trend. “I’m keeping the teaching style of the old master artists alive by modeling my art courses after their methods,” Bossik says. Students who take courses at the Bossik Academy of Fine Art experience a teaching environment similar to that of the ateliers and academies in France and Italy. “I give students one-on-one instruction,” Eric Bossik Bossik says. “That’s the way it was done in the famous ateliers, which were essentially private art studios where master artists taught their students.” To enhance this experience, Eric Bossik chose the trendy Artists Alley district in downtown Delray Beach as the location for his academy. Eric Bossik is extremely excited about Artists Alley, a thriving art colony of studios and galleries in the Pineapple Grove area of Delray Beach. ”You can feel the creative energy here and it’s really helping the arts flourish in South Florida,” he says. “I’m grateful that it’s here, and I’m very happy to be around fellow artists.” In his studio in Artists Alley, Eric Bossik teaches students of all skill levels how to draw and paint from still life setups, live models, and classical Greek casts. “By passing on traditional painting methods to my students, I know I’m giving them skills that are impossible to gain any other way,” says Eric Bossik. Eric Bossik is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts in New York. After receiving a BFA in fine art, he continued his studies at John Frederick Murray’s private New York-based atelier. In South Florida, Mr. Bossik has been painting commissioned portraits for private art collectors and has taught classic art methods at the Armory Art Center. The Bossik Academy of Fine Art is located in the Linda White Gallery in Artists Alley, 345 NE 4th St., #C, in Delray Beach. For more information visit About the Artist Eric Bossik is an accomplished artist who has won numerous awards, including the HTAL award of excellence and the Grumbacher award for portraiture. His drawings have been exhibited at the 2013 American International Fine Art Fair in West Palm Beach. Bossik’s paintings have been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators, the Salmagundi Art Club, the Art Director’s Club of New York, the Heckscher Museum, the Roslyn Fine Arts Museum, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Armory Art Center, and the Cornell Museum. Bossik’s work is currently being represented by the Linda White Gallery in Delray Beach. In addition, his military history paintings are featured on the cover of books such as The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography and From Sea to Shining Sea, a military history of early America published by Harper Collins. For more information, contact Eric Bossik at 561-900-8695 or To view his art, visit


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Ft. Lauderdale’s Symphony of the Americas will host the I Musici Chamber Orchestra of Italy for Summerfest, sponsored by American Airlines, under the baton of the Symphony’s Artistic Director, Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese. Musicians of the Symphony of the Americas will join the chamber group in cultural exchange, for a tour of concerts in Europe, Florida, and Central America. Concert Programs will feature the music of Dvorak, Telemann, Purcell, Verdi, and the legendary Argentine composer, Piazzolla. These concerts will also feature the Florida Premiere of an original composition, “Remembering Naples”, by composer Guido Galterio and a world premiere “Suite for String Orchestra” commissioned for Summerfest 2013 by Italian composer & soloist, Lorenzo TurchiFloris, Summerfest Composer in Residence. Performances are highlighted by the Symphony’s principal flutist, Marilyn Maingart, Summerfest Concertmaster Orlando Forte and violinist Svetlana Forte and will be presented in two alternating programs which will enable audiences to attend more than one performance. The piece, “Remembering Naples” for piano and string orchestra, was written to pay tribute to the Napolitano culture whose government controlled all of Italy in the 19th century. There are folk songs and famous melodies such as “Funiculi, Funicula” that originated in Naples and composer Guido Galterio has repurposed these melodies to create this memorable work. I Musici Estensi, a professional ensemble formed in 2004 by Association ImmaginArte of Milano, has numerous performances in Italy and abroad, receiving notable critical acclaim. Founding Coordinator Carlo Taffuri and Musical Director Lorenzo Turchi Floris have inspired the ensemble’s growth through nearly 200 performances in prestigious concert halls throughout Europe, the US and Africa – all well received by both audiences and critics. The orchestra’s versatility in musical repertoire is due to the willingness of its eclectic group of musicians to experiment with different genres of music. I Musici Estensi performs repertoire ranging from Baroque music, using original instruments, to twentieth century music including pop, gospel and jazz. This has given life to a “creative contamination” - another of the orchestra’s special characteristics. The orchestra’s current activities include new CD recordings, performances at international music festivals, and 2013 concert tours in the US and Africa. The Tour of Summerfest will continue from Italy to America July 6 with nearly 20 performances in Florida as well as a week of cultural exchange concerts and masterclasses in Panama. These activities and educational outreach take the masterful sounds of this great ensemble to audiences in corners of the world who have never before experienced the exhilaration of live orchestral performances of great composers Having just completed their 25th Anniversary Concert Season, Symphony of the Americas is a designated Major Cultural Institution in Broward County and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is its performance home.

For further information, please contact the Symphony of the Americas office at 954 335 - 7002, or on-line at 2013 SUMMERFEST CONCERTS Friday, July 12 • 7:30 pm Sunshine Cathedral Fort Lauderdale 954 – 462 – 2004 free performance Saturday, July 13 • 8:00 pm Miami Lakes Methodist Church 305 – 364 – 6100 free performance Sunday, July 14 • 3:00 pm Trinity Lutheran Church Fort Lauderdale 954 – 987 – 5481 Tickets : $20 Adults $5 Wednesday, July 17 • 7:00 pm Susan B. Katz Theater Pembroke Pines 954 – 986 – 5027 Free Performance Program 1 Thursday, July 18 • 8:00 pm Temple Dor Dorim Weston Philharmonic Society Weston 954 – 849 – 8374 $30 non-members $20 members Weston Philharmonic Friday, July19 • 7:00pm Pompano Beach Civic Center 1801 NE Sixth St., Pompano Beach (954) 786-4111 Saturday, July 20 • 7:30 pm First Congregational Church . Ft. Lauderdale Info: 954 – 563 – 4271 Tuesday, July 30 • 7:30 pm Christ by the Sea, United Methodist Church, Vero Beach Info: 772-770-4857

Friday, August 2 • 8:00 pm Broward Center for the Performing Arts Amaturo Theater Tickets $25, $35 & $ 60 (includes reception) Box Office: 954 – 462 – 0222 Saturday, August 3 • 7:00pm The Historic Crest Theatre Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square Box Off: 561-243-7922 ext 1 Tickets $25 and $40 VIP Sunday, August 4 • 2:00pm Sunrise Civic Center Theater 10610 West Oakland Park Blvd. Tickets $10 reserved seating box. Office 954-747-4646


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events calendar JULY 1 - SEPTEMBER 30 Summer Cruise Specials – Delray Yacht Cruises 801 E Atlantic Avenue. Two-hour narrated sightseeing tours Tuesdays-Saturdays at 1:30pm. Family Night each Thursday, Dinner Cruise each Friday, Sunset Cruise each Saturday. For prices and times visit or call 561-243-0686. WEDNESDAY • JULY 3 Independence Day Picnic – 6pm. “505” Teen Center & Hobbit Skate Park, 505 SE 5th Ave. All ages welcome to enjoy music, BBQ, food eating contest & outdoor games. Members free – accepting donations. Contact Tony Chin at 561-243-7158 for more information. THURSDAY • JULY 4 Independence Day Celebrations – 3-10pm. Sand sculpting contest and exhibition by Sand-Tastic professional sand sculptors, Extreme Volleyball match between Team Delray and Team Deerfield Beach, Splash Zone water activities, music by Eagles tribute band The Long Run, capped by fireworks at 9pm. For more information call 561-279-1380 x15 or visit FRIDAY • JULY 5 Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk – 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road. $8 for adults, $6 ages 4-10, Museum members and children age 3 and younger free. Optional Taiko drumming performance $2, with limited tickets available. For more information visit or call 561-495-0233 Steel Drum Cruise – 7-9pm with boarding at 6:30pm. Delray Yacht Cruises, 801 E Atlantic Avenue. Cruise the Intracoastal Waterway to the sounds of the Caribbean. $20 per person. Full cash bar & casual menu available. Reservations strongly suggested. Call 561-243-0686 or visit FRIDAY - WEDNESDAY • JULY 5-10 Family Fun Holiday Activity: Tanabata – 10am-5pm. Lobby of Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road. Mirroring a Japanese tradition for Tanabata, , visitors can write their own special wishes for the future and place them on the bamboo. Free with paid admission. For more information call 561-495-0233 or visit SATURDAY • JULY 6 Writers Workshop – 10am-12noon. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. How to Self-Publish Your e-Book with instructor Marcia King-Gamble. $25 fee. Call 561-279-7790 or visit Jazz Project | Felipe Lamoglia – 8pm. Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st Street. Grammy-award winning virtuoso Cuban saxophonist, composer, and arranger. $25-$35. For more information call 561-450-6357 or visit SUNDAYS • JULY 7, 14, 21, 28 Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival – 2pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Ave. $25/individual; $85/4-concert subscription. Eclectic mix of chamber music masterworks by composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms followed by a “Meet the Musicians” reception. For more information call 800-330-6874 or visit

WEDNESDAYS • JULY 10, 17, 24 Lifelong Learning Community Institute – 2-3:30pm. Delray Beach Public Library. 100 E Atlantic Ave. “American Art Centers: Up Close & Personal” with Dr. Terry Lawrence. $45 fee. For more information visit

SUNDAY • JULY 14 Family Splash Games – 12noon-3pm. Pompey Park Pool, 1101 NW 2nd St. Free event for all ages with water basketball, underwater hockey, watermelon relays and more. Call 561-243-7358 for more information.

THURSDAY • JULY 11 Wine Tasting – 5:30-8pm. The Wine Wave, 900 E. Atlantic Ave Suite 3. Complimentary wine tasting of select vintages. For more information call 561-276-2076.

WEDNESDAY • JULY 17 Art Cinema at the Crest: The Big Lebowski – 6pm & 8pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Ave. $8. Comedy starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman. Cash bar and concessions available. For more information call 561-243-7922 or visit

THURSDAY • JULY 11 or 25 7:00 p.m. The Ancient Olive is hosting a class on Gastronomic Cooking Tricks for beginners. This class will cover a brief history of food science, common food myths debunked, areas of current interest in molecular gastronomy and recipes featuring Spherification & Reverse Spherification. Call (561) 266-1099 or email Space is limited. The Ancient Olive 514 E Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach 561-266-1099 FRIDAY • JULY 12 Art Workshop: Perspective for Artists – 9am-4pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Crest Theatre Studio #3, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Preregistration required; $165 fee. Workshop led by Ralph Papa for all artists to better understand and master perspective in their drawings. Call 561-243-7922 or visit SATURDAY • JULY 13 Ride and Remember Trolley Tour – 10am – 12 noon. Tour brings to life the history and culture of Delray Beach. Cost $20/person. Pick up at Spady Museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue. For more information or to reserve a spot call 561-279-8883 or visit Writers Workshop – 10am-12noon. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. How to Self-Publish Your Print Book with instructor Mary Anna Evans. $25 fee. 561-279-7790 Booksigning – 1pm – Sandra Robson will speak & sign False as the Day is Long at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. 561-279-7790 Jazz Project | The Cook Trio – 8pm. Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st Street. Gypsy Jazz à la Django Reinhardt/Hot Club of France. Live performances include tunes by Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Davis, Coltrane and Monk. $25-$35. For more information visit or call 561-450-6357 Dezzy’s Second Chance Animal Rescue,Inc. The ONLY Delray Beach Animal Rescue. 8th Annual Estate/Garage/Bake Sale from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm 1018 Bauhinia Rd (off A1A Between Linton & Atlantic Ave) This year The Palm Beach Home Collection has generously donated their ENTIRE store to help raise money for our rescues that are in need of surgeries. Sandra Dezelan Axelband 954-588-7045 Cool off at a cool craft show! Free admission and parking. Come out of the heat, come out of the rain for an indoor show featuring crafters, artists, food and other vendors. 10 am - 4 pm in the gymnasium of Boca Prep International School. 10333 Diego Drive South, Boca Raton, 33428 in Mission Bay. For vendor opportunities or info, please call 954 - 979 - 0712.

JULY 8 - AUGUST 2 Kickin’ Arts Summer Camp – 9am-4:30pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Ave. $265 per camper per week. Four one-week sessions for ages 6-12 include music; performing in original play; prop, set & costume making; dance instruction; arts & crafts. Week culminates with Friday Afternoon Showcase. Register at or call 561-243-7922, x317

JULY 13, 14, 20 Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr. -- Delray Beach Playhouse. More than 30 local, young actors and singers bring this show to life. Shows are July 13 at 4 & 7pm, July 14 at 4pm, and July 20 at 4pm. Tickets: Adults $15, Children (18 and younger) $12. Day of Show: Adults $18, Children $15. all 561-272-1281 Ext. 4.

WEDNESDAY • JULY 10 Art Cinema at the Crest: Casablanca – 6pm & 8pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Ave. $8. Classic romance/drama starring Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman. Cash bar and concessions available. For more information call 561-243-7922 or visit

•••••••••••••••••••• The West Boca Leaders networking group meets every other Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the South County Library, 18685 State Road 7, Boca Raton. Cost is $60 per quarter. Visit for information.

THURSDAY • JULY 18 Artists Alley Open Studios – 6-9pm. An exciting new warehouse arts area in the Pineapple Grove Arts District runs north and south between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks. All of the Studios and Galleries in Artists Alley will be open every third Thursday each month. Quilted Artist Books – 2pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Cornell Museum Tea Room, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Lecture and discussion led by John Cutron & Arthur Jaffee of FAU’s Jaffee Center for Book Arts. Call 561-243-7922 or visit Artist Reception – 6-8pm. Artists’ Guild Gallery, 512 East Atlantic Avenue. Meet the artists at opening reception for exhibition of fine art paintings, sculptures, photography. Exhibition runs July 14 - August 17. Free and open to the public. For more information call 561 278-7877 or go to Steel Drum Cruise – 7-9pm with boarding at 6:30pm. Delray Yacht Cruises, 801 E Atlantic Avenue. Cruise the Intracoastal Waterway to the sounds of the Caribbean. $20 per person. Full cash bar & casual menu available. Reservations strongly suggested. Visit or call 561-243-0686 JULY 19 - AUGUST 11 Beyond the Rainbow: Garland at Carnegie Hall -- Wed-Fri, 7:30pm, Sat 2pm; Sun, 7pm. Theatre at Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st Street. $30-$40. Musical portrait of Judy Garland with 24 of her biggest hits. For more information visit or call 561-450-6357 SATURDAY • JULY 20 Writers Workshop – 10am-12noon. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. Show & Sell: Writing Your Memoir with instructor Brenda Serotte. $25. www.murderonthebeach. com 561-279-7790 Garage Blues | Robert “Top” Thomas & The Swamp Kings . 8pm. Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st Street. $25-$35. Guitar master Thomas, best known as a founding member of the gutsy blues-rock foursome Smokehouse that defined the genre of Florida swamp blues. For more information visit or call 561-450-6357 SUNDAY • JULY 21 Performance Art | Sebastian Kane – 7-9pm. Artists’ Guild Gallery, 512 East Atlantic Avenue. Poetry and photography. $10 donation requested. For more information call 561 278-7877 or visit Family Funday at the Museum – 1-4pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Admission $10 / family. Celebrating family-friendly exhibits “Flying High: The Story of Kites” and “A Quilting Evolution” with activities for children of all ages, storytelling and kite flying. Call 561-243-7922 or visit Sunday Sleuths Book Group – 3pm. Discussion of The Last Post by Robert Barnard at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. Call 561-279-7790 or visit WEDNESDAY • JULY 24 Art Cinema at the Crest: Anna Karenina – 6pm & 8pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Ave. $8. Drama starring Matthew Macfadyen, Keira Knightley and Jude Law. Cash bar and concessions available. Call 561-243-7922 or visit

library calendar Saturday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 @ 10:00 a.m. The Writer’s Studio weekly Saturday morning program Contact Howard Gleichenhaus 561-638-7251

Tuesday, July 9 @ 6:00 p.m. – Evening Book Group – The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid presented by rotating book group leaders

Monday, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. – “Empowerment Zone” presented by the Reference Department

Monday, July 8 & 22 @ 10:00 a.m. – Craft Series – “Quilting Bee” – twice monthly quilting class presented by Karen Pugh & Linda Bouvier

Monday, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 @ 5:15 p.m. Got Gaming? presented by Young Adult Librarian Loanis Menendez-Cuesta

Monday, July 8, 15 & 22 @ 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course – see brochure or website for details – “Political Oddities” with Dr. Robert Watson - COURSE CLOSED

Wednesday, July 10, 17 & 24 @ 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course see brochure or website for details - “American Art Centers: Up Close & Personal” with Dr. Terryl Lawrence Course fee = $45.00

Tuesday, July 9, 16, & 23 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course – see brochure or website for details - “Tell Me a Story: Storytelling for Parents, Grandparents & Others” with Caren Neile - Course fee = $45.00


All artists will be available to discuss their works. Painting...Pottery...Sculpture...Works of Art ARTISTS ALLEY - runs north and south between NE 3rd and 4th Streets, east of 3rd Avenue and west of the RR tracks in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in downtown Delray Beach. FOR MORE INFO Call Vincent Cacace 561-276-1177 or 561-523-5300 THURSDAY • JULY 25 Wine Tasting – 5:30-8pm. The Wine Wave, 900 E. Atlantic Ave Suite 3. Complimentary wine tasting of select vintages. For more information call 561-276-2076. SATURDAY • JULY 27 Writers Workshop – 10am-12noon. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue. For the Record: Writing Your Family History with instructor Prudy Taylor Board. $25. For more information visit or call 561-279-7790 Jazz Project | Tito Puente, Jr. – 8pm. Arts Garage, 180 NE 1st Street. Latin jazz Mambo king on passionate mission to nurture his father’s musical legacy. $25-$35. For more information visit or call 561-450-6357 WEDNESDAY • JULY 31 Art Cinema at the Crest: Price Check – 6pm & 8pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts, Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Ave. $8. Comedy/drama starring Parker Posey, Eric Mabius, Annie Parisse Cash bar and concessions available. For more information call 561-243-7922 or visit


Through July 13 – Juried Art Exhibition at the Artists’ Guild Gallery Fine art paintings, sculptures, photography by Guild members. Meet local artists and view the fine art painting, sculpture, and photography created by the Artists’ Guild members. Free and open to the public. Through August 3 – Photography by Boynton Beach Camera Club -- Delray Beach Public Library. 100 E Atlantic Avenue. For more information visit or call 561-266-0194. Through August 17– Exhibition at the Artists’ Guild Gallery – Fine art paintings, sculptures, photography. 512 E Atlantic Avenue. 561-278-7877, Through August 30 – The Legacies of Delray Beach Families – Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 NW 5th Avenue. Exhibit explores stories of the Quince, Spells, Mitchell and Edmonds families who contributed special talents and gifts to Delray Beach. Local artist Michiko Kurisu photographed original images and curated families’ artifacts for the show. For more information call 561-279-8883 or visit Through August 31 – Shark Months – Sandoway House Nature Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd. 561-274-7263, www.sandowayhouse. org. Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm, Sundays, 12pm – 4pm. Shark feedings Tuesday – Saturday 10:30am, Sunday 1:30pm. View great white jaw, 100 genuine shark and ray jaws, Hawaiian shark tooth weapons and more. Fossil dig to find a shark tooth. Photo op in a giant Megalodon jaw. Admission $4/per person age 3+. Through September 29 – Flying: The Story of Kites Delray Beach Center for the Arts/Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture. 51 N. Swinton Ave 561-243-7922, www. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; Sunday, 1-4:30 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $10 general; $6 seniors & students with ID; $3 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under. An extensive display of kites and memorabilia on loan from a Florida collector. Please Send Your Calendar Listings To:



Wednesday, July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 @ 11:30 a.m. – Socrates Café – Weekly discussion group facilitated by Claire Drattell & Don Clare

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Thursday, July 11 & 25 @ 10:30 a.m. – Craft Series “Knit ‘N Purl” presented by rotating facilitators Thursday, July 11, 18 & 25 from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. “Empowerment Zone” presented by the Reference Department

Thursday, July 11 @ 2:30 p.m. – Children’s Program “The New Ballad of America – American History Through Music” Thursday, July 18 @ 2:30 p.m. – Children’s Program “Positively Africa – African Music & Culture” Thursday, July 25 @ 2:30 p.m. “Children’s Program – “The Great Brain Game Quiz Show for Kids” ART EXHIBITS - June 1 - August 3 Photography by the Boynton Beach Camera Club NO COMPUTER CLASSES THIS MONTH

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JULY 4th

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Welcome to Delray Beach’s July 4th Celebration! With activities and entertainment planned from 3pm until our stellar fireworks display from Zambelli Fireworks at 9pm, there is never a dull moment in the Most Fun Small Town in America! Holiday festivities are presented to you by the City of Delray Beach and produced by the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative. For more information about July 4th and other Delray events, please visit

Team Sandtastic

Come see the dreams of your sand-building youth come to life with Team Sandtastic! Picked by Reader’s Digest as one of America’s 100 Best New Discoveries, this company has transformed their passion into business through the development of this innovative company. Based out of Sarasota, Team Sandtastic can build it all, from a traditional sand castle to company logos to monument recreations. Be sure to stop by their section of the beach on the 4th to see what crazy concoctions they conjure up! Visit or call (941) 359-0868 for more details.

Extreme Volleyball Professionals Tour

Extreme Volleyball Professionals (EVP) will be showcasing their talents on our beach during the July 4th celebrations! Team Delray Beach will be competing against Team Deerfield Beach in a match for the ages right on our very own sand. EVP in a national network of professional athletes who participate in City v. City matches across the country. For more information, please visit

Amazing Street Painting

You’ve seen it on T.V. and in magazines, now come see it in Delray Beach! Come watch Jennifer Chaparro work her magic with chalk to create a world of 3D art right on the streets of Delray. This unique art form jumps right off the ground and is fun for people of all ages! Want to try your hand at drawing a masterpiece? There will be an entire section for visitors to share their vision and leave their mark on Delray! Visit or call (561) 315-0243 for more details.

No Bodies Crew

Love shows like America’s Best Dance Crew and So You Think You Can Dance? Then you’ll LOVE No Bodies Crew! This innovative South Florida group of seven multitalented dancers has been entertaining crowds since 2007 and will be performing on the main stage right before the fireworks display. For more information, visit or call (877) 972-2697.

Miami Mixtura Band

Bringing some Latin flavor to Delray Beach, Miami Mixtura Band will add some flavor to our July 4th celebration! With influences from Juan Luis Guerra to the Miami Sound Machine, this group can play it all. The Miami Mixtura Band is making a name for themselves not only in South Florida but across the country. For more information, visit

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Artist’s Alley

From painting to pottery to sculpture, Artist’s Alley has it all. Artist’s Alley is an independent group of accomplished artists collaborating to establish a grass roots working colony with a vibrant marketplace for “Art created in Delray Beach”. This exciting new, warehouse arts area is in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in downtown Delray Beach. Be sure to visit their tent during the July 4th celebration to view some astounding original creations! For more information, please visit

Universal Fun Splash Zone

Looking for a way to cool down and have fun all at once? Visit our Splash Zone for water activities from an aqua obstacle course to water tag. Tickets are $3 per activity, or $15 for an all day unlimited fun. Open from 3pm-8pm on A1A, this is the perfect activity to beat the heat and enjoy the holiday!

Captain Reese & Son of Man

The Long Run

Who doesn’t love the Eagles?! The Long Run is an Eagles tribute band second only to Don Henley and the group themselves. Be transported back in time to an era of pure rock n’ roll and great live music. Hailing from Boca Raton, this band in comprised of accomplished professional musicians who have worked with everyone from The Romantics to The Shirelles. Don’t miss the chance to rock out with this band! For more information, please visit

This band will certainly be providing the Blues for our Red, White and Blue celebration! Based out of Stuart, Captain Reese & Son of Man are no stranger to Delray Beach and have been entertaining locals for years. Their unique fusion of jazz and blues sets the mood for a rockin’ good time for all ages. Be sure to catch their set where Atlantic meets A1A and enjoy the live music! For more information, please call (954) 525-6464.

Food & Drink

There will be no shortage of delicious food and beverages during this event! Boston’s on the Beach, Caffe Luna Rosa and BurgerFi, all located along A1A, will be open to the public. Serving everything from hot dogs and burgers to sit down entrées, there is an option to please all. In addition, there will be a Beachside Beer Garden along A1A to help you cool off during the sunny July 4th activities. And of course, there will also be various food and drink vendors located along Atlantic Avenue and A1A.

New activities for the whole family Continuous Mainstage Entertainment 3D Chalk Artist – Kids can also make their own Street Art Splash Zone Water Activities EVP Volleyball Match Professional Sand Sculptors Photo Booth by the Avenue Church Official Delray Beach Merchandise for Sale Vendors – Food and Merchandise

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July 4th Sched 8:00am – 12 noon Sand Sculpting Competition. Exhibition by Sand-Tastic Professional Sandcastle Builders 3:00pm Flag Raising Ceremony





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3:30pm Miami Mixtura Band - Main Stage 4:00 – 6:00pm Extreme Volleyball Professionals Exhibition Match Cheer on Team Delray Beach vs. Team Deerfield Beach Volleyball Courts Northside

5:00pm Son Of Man Blues Band Main Stage

6:30pm – 8:30pm The Long Run, Eagles Tri Main Stage

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9:00pm Fireworks from the Beach Zambelli Fireworks

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From 3:00pm – 8:00pm families can also enjoy: • Water activities for kids - $3 per activity • Mini golf from Putt N Around • Exhibition by Artists Alley • 3D chalk artist exhibit – kids can make their own chalk creations • Photo booth • Vendors and food court • Beachside Beer Garden from Boston’s, Caffe Luna Rosa and Burger Fi – open until 9:30pm

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Top 10 Tips for Making the Most of Your July 4th Celebration



Arrive Early: There is plenty of parking in town but the later you arrive the further away you will be. Complete information on Delray Beach Public Parking can be found here: Wear Comfortable Clothes and Shoes: You will be doing some walking before and after the event. Have kids bring their swim suits if they want to participate in the water activities.


Be Green: Recycle, bring plastic bags for litter and make sure not to trample the dunes.


Respect our Environment: Be mindful of our precious turtle nests.


What To Bring: Bring chairs, blankets, snacks and a radio so you can listen to the patriotic music on Sunny 107.9 choreographed to the fireworks.



What Not To Bring: No coolers or alcoholic beverages are permitted on the beach.



Leave the Fireworks to the Pros: Do not bring your own exploding fireworks or sparklers.



Protect your Pets: Delray Beach locals love their pets but they are not allowed on the beach and loud noises may frighten them. It’s best to leave them at home in the air conditioning during this event.

Obey the police: Please respect public and private property.

Most Important: Have fun!

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Delray Beach Marriott Not only is the Marriott our main sponsor of July 4th, they do so much behind the scenes to make sure we all have a fun and safe time during the fireworks.

Weiner, Lynne and Thompson This law firm is a perennial sponsor of Delray Beach events, making sure the public can enjoy a great day out.

The McKenna Team at Remax Direct Visit their balloon on A1A. Beach balls courtesy of our friends at Remax.

Alpine Jaguar See why Alpine Jaguar was voted #1 Jaguar Retailer in the world in 2012.

SK Quality Roofing These people know building and construction. They are sponsoring the sandcastle building contest and Sand-Tastic’s professional sand castle building exhibition.

Delray Acura/Hyundai Local family owned and operated Delray Acura and Hyundai will show off their latest and greatest new models.

Sun Sentinel The Sun Sentinel is a yearround supporter of Delray Beach and our amazing special events.

Sunny 107.9 For the ultimate July 4th playlist tune into Sunny 107.9 to hear our fireworks choreographed to the music.

Parks and Rec Department


Putt N Around Putt N Around always joins in the fun during July 4th. They will give you a taste of what it’s like at their super fun Mini Golf location in Delray Beach.

Artists Alley The talented artists of Pineapple Grove’s Artists Alley will exhibit their works.

Community Redevelopment Agency

Caffe Luna Rosa

Aaron Lurie Photography Be on the lookout for our official photographer Aaron Lurie.

Burger Fi

We couldn’t have a fantastic Beachside Beer Garden without the support of these civic minded restaurants

Zambelli Fireworks This innovative company provides Delray Beach with a state of the art pyrotechnics show for July 4th.

The City of Delray Beach

Hunter Merchant Crane

Aloha Cleaners

Hunter Merchant Crane makes it possible to fly the stars and stripes up high

Aloha does their patriotic duty and professionally cleans our 60 foot flag every year.

Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative Many thanks to the City Commission, CRA, Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative, City Staff and especially the Parks & Rec Department for working tirelessly to make this event happen. or

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