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Light Up The Night in Pineapple Grove 300 LED balloons, ground lights & 3-D light wall during season’s first ON THE AVE on May 15

DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Pineapple Grove Arts District will once again be in the spotlight when the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC) presents Light Up the Night ON THE AVE, Pineapple Grove’s Brightest Night Ever on Thursday evening, May 15. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is coming to Delray Beach in a big way as a presenting sponsor of ON THE AVE. Marking the return of ON THE AVE for 2014, the celebration will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. and will feature light displays on NE 2nd Avenue in artistic and creative ways.

Celebrate Haitian Flag Day with the La Siren Afro-Caribbean Multicultural Festival “Light can change everything. It’s very appealing and it can create a whole new atmosphere,” says DBMC Special Events Manager Jarrod White. When the sun goes down that Thursday, the lights will come up in Pineapple Grove in ways that most visitors will have never seen before. Using mainly energy-efficient LED lighting, the DBMC has teamed up with EMS Technologies to place ground lights of various colors along Pineapple Grove Way, creating an inviting atmosphere and a new look to the area’s buildings and landscaping. The night will also feature 300 Continued on page 11


DELRAY BEACH, FL – he Delray Beach Tennis Center will be transformed to an epic melting pot on Saturday, May 17 for “La Siren”, a celebration of African and Caribbean culture in South Florida. The event will take place at 201 W. Atlantic Ave. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is the culmination of a vision to bring the people of South Florida together, building bridges in the community to observe the city’s cultural richness through Afro-Caribbean art, dance, music and food. The event has been organized by Joe Bernadel, co-founder for the Toussaint L’Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice in Delray Beach, a private charter high school that opened in August 2001, serving Palm Beach County students of diverse backgrounds. To date, Bernadel is the first person of Haitian ancestry to have opened

Richard Jones Architecture chosen to design new Seagate Yacht Club


joint venture between the Seagate Hotel and Spa owners and Seaside Builders has revealed plans to redevelop the old Delray Beach Yacht Club on the intra-coastal just south of the Atlantic Avenue Bridge. The new designs by Delray Beach Architect, Richard Jones will provide ten 3-story townhomes with private elevators, pool courtyards, and rooftop terraces.

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a public school in the United States. To celebrate Haitian culture, on October 2002 the school launched the Haiti Museum of Arts & Culture, which honors the culture of the Haitian Diaspora and serves as a repository of the oral traditions of the Haitian people in Delray Beach and surrounding communities. According to Bernadel, the festival is a chance to bring the community together and celebrate the city’s diversity. “We’re offering the entire family a wonderful day filled Continued on page 4

The contemporary design will feature floor to ceiling glass, volume ceilings, and stylized modern interiors. The Dock master building will offer services and amenities for the 44 slip marina as well as a rooftop sundeck and private pool. The new project will be called the Seagate Yacht Club which will enhance the world class resort status of the Seagate brand which, in addition to the Seagate Hotel, offers the Seagate Beach Club and Seagate Golf and Tennis Club. The townhomes will start at 3 million dollars and construction is expected to start before the end of 2014.

The Delray Beach Public Library presents “A Tribute to Our Troops & Veterans” on Thursday, May 15 @ 2:00 p.m. with Colonel Arthur DeRuve of Boynton Beach. After college as a Second Lieutenant, Colonel DeRuve served two years with the 2nd Armored Division in Germany. He spent an additional 28 years in the Army’s Active Reserve including 11 years as a Military Liaison officer for West Point. He will be highlighting the contributions that our military has made to the establishment and preservation of our nation from the Colonialists to our current Boots-on-the-Ground Continued on page 3

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Wheels From the Heart provides car for community volunteer following his heart attack SAY HELLO TO YOUR NEW PINEAPPLE DELIVERY AGENT With the continued success of your hometown community newspaper, The Pineapple, we’ve recently contracted with a new delivery management team, National Distribution Solutions, to help us deliver The Pineapple to our more than 250 dropoff locations in a timely manner, each and every month. Join us in welcoming our new team of professionals. If you have any questions about delivery to your location, please give us a call at 561-299-1430 or email us at A special thanks to all of our local businesses and organizations who proudly serve as delivery points for the legions of devoted readers of The Pineapple.



ELRAY BEACH, FL – Delray Marketplace, Delray Beach’s 254,686 sq. ft. dining, entertainment and shopping destination, will host a three-day Cinco de Mayo Celebration presented by Cabo Flats Saturday, May 3 from 2-10 p.m., Sunday, May 4 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Monday, May 5 from 6-8 p.m. All festivities are free and open to the public. Saturday’s celebration will feature a roaming mariachi band from 2-7 p.m., a DJ inside Cabo Flats from 8-10 p.m., and a satellite taco stand and bar located in front of Frank Theatres. The festivities will continue on Sunday with a family fiesta from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring a face painter, balloon artist, photos with Polaroid Fotobar, and sombrero and sunglasses giveaways followed by a roaming mariachi band from 2-7 p.m. and a satellite taco stand and bar located in front of Frank Theatres. The celebration concludes on Monday with a satellite taco stand and bar located in front of Frank Theatres from 6-8 p.m. For more visit


ave the Date for the 8th Annual All American Tailgate Party hosted by the Delray Beach Initiative. This year’s event will be held, Saturday, May 31st at Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square from 5:00-9:00 pm. The event includes fun for the entire family, featuring live entertainment from Michele Lyn, Max DuBose and Marie Nofsinger. Great food from local Delray Beach restaurants, craft beer from Saltwater Brewery, a live auction and Family Fun Zone. For more information visit

Area non-profit organization provides reliable transportation to qualified single mothers in need Since it began in November of 2012, Wheels From the Heart has been focused on providing affordable transportation at little or no cost to qualified single mothers in need. Yet when the leaders of the Boca Ratonbased non-profit organization learned that Delray Beach community volunteer Ron Gilinsky needed reliable transportation while recovering from a massive heart attack, they decided to bend the rules a bit. They found a car for Gilinsky that he could use to get to doctors appointments and to places where he volunteered. “This car gives me the freedom to get around without having to depend on others,” Gilinsky said. “If it weren’t for Wheels From the Heart I’d probably have to go further into debt to buy a car.” As a volunteer with several Delray Beach organizations, Gilinsky often relied on friends for rides or used public transportation. With mounting medical bills, however, buying a car seemed out of reach. Then Wheels From the Heart founder

Steve Muschlitz bought a 1999 Ford Taurus at an auction and sunk a few thousand dollars of the organization’s money into fixing it up. Once the work was done, the car went to Gilinsky, who now uses it to get to a new job and to volunteer events. “Ron’s paying it forward,” Muschlitz said. Although it’s got some years and miles on it, the car is perfect for Gilinsky. “I love the car,” he said. “I’m just more grateful to Wheels From the Heart than anyone knows.” About Wheels From the Heart Wheels From the Heart is a Boca Ratonbased, non-profited organization dedicated to providing reliable transportation to qualified single mothers in need throughout South Florida. Using funds from supporters and proceeds from its thrift shop, Wheels from the Heart purchases low-cost older vehicles, covers the cost of minor repairs and then sells or donates the vehicles to qualified candidates referred by faith-based, non-profit or government organizations. A registered 501 C 3 organization, Wheels From the Heart also accepts donated vehicles, monetary contributions and items that can be sold at the organization’s thrift shop.

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armed forces members. To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution passed on December 2000 asks that at 3:00 pm local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way, a Moment of Remembrance and Respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps’.” This program is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend this special event, in uniform if you like, to honor all veterans that have proudly served their country and to remember those soldiers currently serving. For further information call the Library at 561-266-9490. Please “like” us on Facebook: DelrayBeachPublicLibrary.

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Human Powered Delray to convene pedbike supporters and government officials DELRAY BEACH, FL – Advocacy group aims to spark a movement at its next public meeting, Saturday, May 3 In December, Human Powered Delray listened to input from over 100 residents about how to make the city more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly. Since then, the new civic group has synthesized the public input, formed a board of directors, and met with government officials. The group is now ready to share the results of their efforts since December’s public meeting. But it has another more ambitious goal for the next meeting: to spark a movement. Human Powered Delray invites residents of Delray Beach to a public meeting at the Delray Beach Public Library, Saturday, May 3 at 9:30 a.m. More than just sharing information, the meeting is being planned in an interactive way to allow people to begin working on next steps during the meeting. After a brief presentation, attendees will be invited to move to small focus group tables looking at different aspects of making the city more conducive to humanpowered transportation. Focus group tables will include bike lanes, events, a Ped-Bike Master Plan, and others. Human Powered Delray has also invited government officials to attend the meeting, including Ped-Bike Coordinator for the Metropolitan Planning Organization Bret Baronak and Sustainability Officer for Delray Beach John Morgan. “It’s important for us

to bring residents and government officials together because both groups have to be part of any long-lasting and comprehensive solution,” said Bruce Bastian, chairman of Human Powered Delray. Rates of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities in Florida are among the highest in the country. In the last five years, Palm Beach County has ranked in the top five worst areas in the state. Delray Beach continues to struggle to upgrade its pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. Human Powered Delray wants to help the city harness the energy of many residents who want to make it safer, easier, and more fun to walk and bicycle in this All-America City. Event details What: Public meeting about making Delray more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly When: Saturday, May 3, 9:30 a.m. Where: Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 About Human-Powered Delray Human-Powered Delray promotes safe and viable human-powered transportation in Delray Beach. The group’s vision is a community with abundant opportunities for safe, humanpowered mobility as part of everyday life. Contact: Bruce Bastian 415.314.1330

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with food, great music, great performances and the chance to experience the richness of the cultural fabric that makes up our community,” said Bernadel. Vendors and exhibitors will sell and display arts and crafts, jewelry, electronics, literature and food from the region. In addition, there will be live concerts, a children’s play area, and many more fun and exciting activities. Among the attractions will be a mermaid headdress contest, where local organizations and schools will vie for a $500 prize for making a Caribbean-inspired ceremonial headdress. Organizers plan for the contest to serve as a catalyst for highlighting artistic expression and teaching about multi-cultural strengths and differences for all of Palm Beach County. “We are hoping people will come out and experience the spectrum of diversity as represented by our many vendors, and of course, the great performers along with many other supporting groups of talented individuals participating in this year’s festival,” said Bernadel. For more information, or to learn how to enter the contest, visit www.afrocaribbeanfest. com, or call 561-496-2457. About Major Joseph M. Bernadel Joseph Bernadel was born in Haiti, and emigrated to the United States in 1975. Soon after he joined the United States Army, retiring as a Major from the U.S. Military in 1997, after 22 years of worldwide sensitive military assignments including positions as Attache Militaire in Haiti and Mozambique. He is fluent in five languages, including Creole, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. He is a national trainer for the Anti-

Major Joseph M. Bernadel, US Army (Ret.) Chief Operations Officer & Co-Founder of Toussaint L’Ouverture High School

Defamation League of Palm Beach County, and was instrumental in having May declared Haitian Heritage Month as proclaimed by the Delray Beach City Council. Major Bernadel holds the Bachelor of Science in Administration from the University of Hawaii, and has completed his graduate studies at the University of Florida in Latin American and Caribbean Affairs. His current professional priorities are to build institutions honoring the presence and contributions of people of color in South Florida and to enhance their welfare through education, political advocacy, and economic opportunities.

More about Toussaint L’Ouverture High School for Arts & Social Justice WHAT ARE CHARTER SCHOOLS? Most charters are publicly funded independent schools often established by teachers, parents, or a community group under the terms of a charter with a local or national authority. In Delray Beach, the Toussaint L’Ouverture High School for the Arts and Social Justice is one of three tuition-free public schools open to all age-appropriate students in Palm Beach County. Typically, students choose to attend a charter school for its specialized curriculum and approach to learning. As a result, the student body often represents diverse socio-economic backgrounds with demographics made up of the district, or community, at large. Although charter schools are public institutions, they are exempt from some rules and regulations governing other public schools. However, state and local districts hold charter schools accountable for academic achievements and financial management. WHAT IS SOCIAL JUSTICE? The term “social justice” refers to the concept of a society rooted in equality, democracy, economic opportunity, intellectual

freedom, environmental protection and human rights. A world organized around social justice principles affords individuals and groups fair treatment as well as impartial share or distribution of the advantages within a society. Social justice includes a vision of a society in which the distribution of resources is equitable and all members are physically and psychologically save and secure. Social justice also involves social actors who have a sense of their own agency as well as a sense of social responsibility toward and with others and the society as a whole. HOW DO THE ARTS PROMOTE SOCIAL JUSTICE? Throughout the ages, the arts -- visual, literary, dance, music, media, and theater -have played an important role in education. Numerous studies document the success of artsbased educational initiatives in addressing the educational, social, and other needs of students from all ages. At Toussaint L’Ouverture High School, the arts serve as a vehicle for bringing people together, using multiple intelligences and accessing diverse learning styles.

Young members of the Delray Beach Athletic Club’s U14 boy’s soccer team will play alongside adult corporate team members during the “Just for Kicks” Corporate 5 v 5 Soccer fundraising tournament on May 18.

Action-packed weekend planned to support Delray Beach youth soccer

By Paula Detwiller Special to The Pineapple If you like to play casino games, taste wine, keep fit, and/or play soccer, you’re in for a fun weekend May 16 – 18. That’s when the Delray Beach Athletic Club (DBAC), provider of youth soccer programs in the city for the past 36 years, will sponsor two major fundraising events to benefit the club’s scholarship program. Meanwhile, B.E.A.S.T. Fitness of Delray Beach, which regularly trains the club’s young soccer players in speed and agility, will sponsor a third community event that weekend. As a nonprofit organization, the Delray Beach Athletic Club is supported entirely by player registration fees and private donations. The club has a time-honored tradition of offering scholarships (reduced registration fees) so that no player is turned away due to financial hardship. “We strive to create opportunities for each and every child in the Delray Beach community to play soccer in our club,” says Steve Burgess, Director of Soccer Operations. “This big fundraiser weekend will help us do that, and also get folks together for a really good time.” Here’s how the weekend shapes up: Friday, May 16 2nd Annual “Vino Las Vegas” • 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. • Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square, Historic Gymnasium • Featuring: Casino games, Texas Hold ‘Em poker, finger foods, wine tasting and craft beer from Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach • Prizes for casino game winners. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Texas Hold ‘Em players with a grand prize value of over $1,000 • For seat reservations (required) and tickets, visit Saturday, May 17 Family Fitness Fun Day • Compliments of B.E.A.S.T. Fitness • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Delray Beach Community Center (next to Tennis Center) • Free to the public, all kids and adults welcome •Featuring: friendly fitness competitions, raffle with prizes

Sunday, May 18 “Just for Kicks”: the inaugural Delray Beach Corporate 5 v 5 Tournament • 3 p.m. until early evening • Seacrest Soccer Complex and Hilltopper Field • Eight local companies will field teams and compete for the championship. • Teams will consist of seven employees (including at least two women) plus two players from DBAC’s U14 boys team. • Corporate entry fee: $1,000. • “5 v 5” soccer is a fast-paced game played on a smaller field with just five players from each team on the field at any time. • Participating corporate team members will get special deals at the “Vino Las Vegas” event on Friday. • For more information, contact steve@ Burgess says the goal (no pun intended) is to showcase the club’s 14- and 15-year-old players in the Corporate 5 v 5 Tournament. Why? Because they are all Delray Beach residents going to local middle schools and heading for Atlantic High School eventually. Such a tight demographic is rare in club soccer, says Burgess.

Last year’s “Vino Las Vegas” casino event at the Old School Square historic gym was so successful, the Delray Beach Athletic Club is holding it again this year, on May 16. Photo Credit: Emiliano Brooks Productions

“When kids get to be 14 or 15, many of them leave competitive sports programs, and athletic clubs then have to broaden their reach, to bring kids in from all over the region,” he explains. “But we don’t have that issue. Our U14 team is all-Delray, and we’re proud of that fact.” Local businesses wishing to give back to the community through an event sponsorship of any amount are encouraged to contact Burgess at (954) 557-8220.

Paula Detwiller writes professionally for a variety of local clients. Her website/blog can be found at

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The City of Delray Beach, in an effort to improve communication and enhance public access to information, provides a 24/7 online service center that allows citizens to ask a question, submit a request, provide comment and/or report a problem. Available on the City’s website, the Citizen Support Center provides residents, businesses and visitors with the opportunity to communicate with City staff via the Internet. Questions, comments and service requests (i.e., reporting a street light out, requesting a pothole to be filled, etc.) that are submitted online are routed to the appropriate department for review and resolution. The Citizen Support Center offers users the option to create their own account to follow the status of submitted requests. In addition, answers to questions will be documented in the Citizen Support Center’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) knowledge base. Users may search this public knowledge base for valuable information and/or determine if their inquiry has been addressed. To access the Citizen Support Center, visit and select Citizen Support Center in the quick link box on the home page. For those who do not have access to a computer or prefer to submit questions and/or requests via telephone, citizens can contact the Citizen Support Center Customer Assistant at (561) 243-7012, Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Calls made after hours will be recorded and submitted on the following business day. For more information, please call (561) 243-7012.

FDOT to install 3-way stop signs along Atlantic Avenue at Venetian Drive and Gleason Street intersections The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is preparing to install 3-way stop signs at the intersections of East Atlantic Avenue/ Venetian Drive and East Atlantic Avenue/ Gleason Street, tentatively scheduled to begin toward the end of April. The stop signs will temporarily replace existing signalized traffic lights, which are in a deteriorated condition due to rusting on the inside of the mast arms. New mast arm signals are currently scheduled to be installed in late 2015. Lane reductions may occur during construction. Advisory signs will be posted before and during construction to notify drivers of pending traffic control changes. Additional information will be provided in forthcoming press releases and posted on the City’s website, For more information, please contact the City of Delray Beach Public Information Office at (561) 243-7190 or E-mail pio@

Public notice to water system customers of Delray Beach

To ensure that the City’s drinking water remains safe and compliant with all State and Federal water quality requirements, the City is required to implement preventive measures that are safe and approved by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). As a result, the City has begun its water distribution line enhanced disinfection



he annual Delray Beach ‘Curb Appeal by the Block’ event was a big success, thanks to a dedicated team of committed corporate sponsors and our generous community neighbors. The CRA provided a $6,500 sponsorship, and several CRA staff and board members helped paint and landscape one of the seven homes that were improved.

program that will continue through Monday, May 5, 2014. The City’s routine maintenance program will include a “system burn” which utilizes free chlorine as the primary disinfectant. During this preventive maintenance activity, water customers may notice an increased chlorine odor and taste in their tap water. This is a normal occurrence and will cause no adverse health effects. During this time period, customers with special needs should be aware of potential problems with their equipment and systems (e.g., kidney dialysis machines). In addition, owners of tropical fish aquariums and holding tanks for fish and shellfish (i.e., stores and restaurants) should be aware that this temporary change in our disinfection process may be toxic to aquatic life if not properly addressed. Any such side effects will diminish when the City reverts to the normal disinfection method on Monday, May 5, 2014. Users are encouraged to contact an appropriate professional for guidance on how to use their equipment during this period. The City will also flush fire hydrants during this period as part of the enhanced disinfection procedure. Customers may notice flowing water in streets and swales, localized lower water pressures and a slight discoloration of their tap water. This is a safe and normal occurrence during this process and will cause no adverse health effects. If you notice flushing activities in your immediate area, please refrain from using laundry machines until activities have ceased. Please be assured that this is a routine preventive maintenance procedure. The City’s public drinking water remains safe and compliant with all State and Federal requirements for primary water quality. If you would like additional information, please contact the City of Delray Beach Public Utilities Department at (561) 243-7312 between 7:00 am and 3:30 pm - Monday through Friday or visit the City’s website at

City selects new Assistant City Manager Francine L. Ramaglia to begin May 5, 2014

The City of Delray Beach is pleased to announce that Francine L. Ramaglia, CPA, ICMA-CM, will join the City Manager’s Office as Assistant City Manager. She brings years

of experience in municipal government and public service to our community. Since 1994, Ramaglia has served as the Assistant City Manager for Wellington, Florida. She possesses a strong background in strategic planning and financial management. In addition, Ramaglia is proficient in developing organization-wide systems that have resulted in improved performance and productivity. She is a strong advocate of open government and promotes transparency to residents, businesses and stakeholders. Ramaglia has been instrumental in achieving industry recognition and distinguished awards for Financial Reporting and Budget Management. Her professional affiliations include Alliance for Innovation/ Transforming Local Government - Partner Program, International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Florida City/County Association (FCCMA) and the American Society of Public Administration. Ramaglia attended Florida Atlantic University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration-Accounting. She has also completed over 30 hours in FAU’s Graduate Business Program. Please join the City in welcoming Francine Ramaglia as Assistant City Manager. For more information, contact the Public Information Office at (561) 243-7190 or E-mail pio@

South Tech Academy wins again!

A group of students from South Tech Academy in Boynton Beach placed second in the GEICO Safety Music Video Contest. As this was a nationwide contest, this was a huge accomplishment for the students in the fourth period class of Recording Arts Instructor Ryan Dockery. The students will be awarded $500 from GEICO, and their video is currently displayed on the GEICO website. Check out the video by clicking the link below and scrolling to the bottom of the page once it loads. Look for the video titled Paulemile, Song Title Distraction. SouthTech Prep opened August, 2013 for 8th Graders. Applications will be accepted throughout this year. 7th and 8th graders are being recruited for SY15. Go to to apply or call 561-364-7943.

Delray Beach Police Department and Fire-Rescue 2013 Annual Reports now online

The City of Delray Beach is pleased to announce that the Delray Beach Police Department and Delray Beach Fire-Rescue have posted their 2013 Annual Reports on the City’s website. The reports provide detailed information on the departments including their accomplishments during 2013. To view either or both annual reports, visit and click on Departments. Select Annual Reports on the Police Department web page and/ or Our Department/Annual Report on the Fire-Rescue web page. For more information on the Delray Beach Police Department Annual Report, call (561) 243-7888 or E-mail guerriero@ For more information on the Delray Beach Fire-Rescue Annual Report, call (561) 243-7456 or E-mail

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Drowning Prevention Coalition provides free water safety swim lessons for qualified children

Registration open for Delray Rocks youth football and cheerleading program DELRAY BEACH, FL – The City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting applications for the Delray Rocks 2014 Football and Cheer season. The Delray Rocks participate in the Treasure Coast Pop Warner League and the age groups range from 5 - 15 years of age among 6 different teams. If interested, please contact Pompey Park, 561-243-7356 for more information. Registration Dates Regular Registration: April 1 - July 31 $85.00 Resident; $95.00 Non Resident Pop Warner Requirements 2014 Player Contract, 2014 Physical Form, Utility Bill, Participant’s final report card, Parents Driver’s License

Lessons will be offered at City of Delray Beach aquatic facilities The City of Delray Beach has renewed its Interlocal Agreement with the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County (DPC) to promote water safety for our children. DPC’s “Swim Bucks Program” will provide vouchers for free, water safety swim lessons to qualified children between the ages of 3-12 years. Water safety swim lessons will be offered at the following City aquatic facilities: Pompey Park Pool, 1101 NW 2nd Street Delray Swim and Tennis Club Pool, 2350 Jaeger Drive The application process for the “Swim Bucks Program” begins April 1st. Vouchers will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Funding is limited. To find out if your child(ren) qualifies for the program, visit DPC’s website at: http://www., click on Survey located on the main web page and follow the instructions. For more information, contact the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Palm Beach County at (561) 616-7068 or E-mail

Register to participate in the 4th Annual Amazing Mom and Son Challenge

Moms and sons are welcome to join the City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department in the “4th Annual Amazing Mom and Son Challenge” DELRAY BEACH, FL – Timing is everything in the Mom and Son Challenge as each team races to designated locations throughout the City. Waiting officials greet the competitors at each destination and present a “challenge” to the duo. Mom and son must work together to perform the assigned task before advancing to the next location. The first team in each age division to successfully complete all challenges and cross the finish line wins! Age divisions for the Challenge will begin at 5 years old and go up to adults. Team checkin starts at 8:30 am and Races begin at 9:15 am at the Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Avenue. Trophies will be awarded to the first team in each age division to successfully complete all challenges and cross the finish line. Certificate awards will also be given for the Most Creative Team Name and the Most Creative Team Hats. Registration fees is $12.00 per adult (18

years old and up) and $7.00 per teen/child (17 years old and under). Payments will be accepted either by cash, Master Card, Visa and/or Check (payable to the “City of Delray Beach”). Registration fees include team t-shirts and photo, raffle prizes and post-race picnic. Registration forms can be downloaded online on the Amazing Mom and Son Challenge webpage. The deadline to submit the registration form is Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Registrations will not be accepted after Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Team captains will be required to attend a Captain’s Meeting on Thursday, May 8, at 6:30 pm in the Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Avenue. Date and Time: Saturday, May 10 9:15 am Location: Delray Beach Community Ctr For more information, contact Danielle Beardsley with Delray Beach Parks and Recreation at (561) 243-7277 or by E-mail at

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Weight Divisions/Ages Football and Cheer Tiny Mite 5-6-7 year olds, 35-75 lbs. Mitey Mite 7-8-9 year olds, 45-90 lbs. Junior Pee Wee 8-9-10 year olds, 60-105 lbs. 11 year olds, 60-85 lbs. (older/lighter) Pee Wee 9-10-11 year olds 75-120 lbs. 12 year olds 75-100 lbs. (older/lighter) Junior Midget 10-11-12 year olds 85-135 lbs. 13 year olds 85-115 lbs. (older/lighter) Midget 11-12-13-14 years olds 105-160 lbs. 15 years olds 105-140 lbs. (older/lighter)

Delray Rocks Football and Cheer Volunteer Coaches The City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to be assistant coaches for the Delray Rocks 2014 Football and Cheer season. The Delray Rocks participate in the Treasure Coast Pop Warner League and the age groups range from 5 - 15 years of age among 6 different teams. There is one head coaching vacancy for the Tiny Mite Football team (5-7 years old). Applicants must pass a Level II Background Check to be considered. Applicants should also have a desire to help kids learn football and cheerleading knowledge, customer service skills, and dedication. Hours will be Monday - Friday from 6pm to 8pm before Labor Day, Tuesday - Thursday from 6pm - 8pm after Labor Day. Game days are on Saturdays with the times to be determined. If interested, please contact Pompey Park, 561-243-7356 for more information. Delray Rocks Practice Fields Pompey Park Recreation Center 1101 NW 2nd Street in Delray Beach Delray Rocks Home Field Game Location Hilltopper Stadium - Seacrest Facility 2501 N. Seacrest Blvd. in Delray Beach

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schools • education UBS Financial Advisor speaks to St. Vincent Ferrer students

For the 5th consecutive year, one of the parents at St. Vincent Ferrer school, Colleen Hasey Schuhmann, a Financial Advisor with UBS, spoke to the 5th through 8th grade students in April for Financial Literacy Month. She taught them about smart money habits such as using separate banks or envelopes for saving, sharing and spending. Schuhmann discussed the pros and cons of credit and debit cards. The students also took a fun quiz on the facts and myths about millionaires, based on the book The Millionaire Next Door. Schuhmann enjoys teaching financial literacy to the next generation and states that children are never too young to start learning good habits with their money!

Mizner Country Club cherishes it’s youngest members

With a membership that includes approximately 100 school age children, Mizner Country Club has a high demand for youth programming. “Rooms that cater to our youngest members help us to create a true sense of community within our membership”, said Marie Mitchalk, Membership Director at Mizner Country Club. “ For adults to enjoy the amenities of the club, they need their children to be safe, comfortable and having a good time”, added Mitchalk. Creating kid friendly spaces and offering a wide variety of junior activities all year long are essential to the Club’s success. The junior activities program hosts day camps, theme parties, movie nights, carnivals, kids’ nights out and more. Maintaining and regularly updating the children’s facilities is a top priority at the Delray Beach Country Club. “Gone are the days of traditional country clubs that only cater to golfers”, said General Manager, Larry Savvides. “We enhanced rooms where kids could feel they were members of the

club as well”, added Savvides. Redesigning the kid-friendly spaces required thoughtful design and plenty of creativity. The room is decorated in rich yet vibrant tones with red soft tiling, wooden tables and chairs and comfy seating areas. Graffiti was added as a playful touch to give the room the whimsy you would expect in a play zone. The end result was a room featuring energetic colors, patterns and textures that are fun and inspiring to children of all ages. The facility is divided into two rooms, one for older children and one providing a play space for toddlers. Traditional areas of play include playhouses, a reading nook and many more toys as well as game consoles with multiple flat screen televisions and computer stations. “We recognize that learning to successfully interact with others is one of the most crucial parts of a child’s development” says Youth Activities Manager, Kristy Lawrence. “Mizner Kids Corner is their club within the club. It is for them, and it is all about them.” For more information, please visit www.

Registration opens for Zoo Camp and Wildlife Conservation Academy

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — Kids and teens are invited to go wild this summer at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society during the Best Summer Camp in Palm Beach County. “Zoo Camp” is the 2012 & 2011 winner of the “Kids Crown Award” for Best Summer Camp in Palm Beach County, as voted by South Florida Parenting Magazine’s readers. Participants can enroll for one week or the entire summer, to learn about wildlife and wild places. Each week offers a unique wildlife theme as participants experience zookeeping activities, behind-the-scenes tours, scavenger hunts, enriching conservation education

activities and interactive fountain time. Every day, participants will enjoy up-close animal encounters, animal exhibit visits, crafts, games, and much more! We offer programs for ages 5 to 17 years of age. Camps start at $210 per camp per child for Zoo members, and $235 per camp per child for non-Zoo members. Camps run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Extended care and lunch is available for an additional fee. Limited spaces are available for each camp. The Wildlife Conservation Academy is week-long summer experience for high school students who are interested in zoological sciences, veterinary medicine, wildlife conservation and other animal-related careers. Students are invited to participate in the exciting week of hands-on career-related activities. More information about Zoo Camp and the Wildlife Conservation Academy, as well as online registration forms, can be found at

Charter School for the Arts to open at Wellington Christian School

A local charter school operator has emerged to provide a program on the Wellington Christian School campus, after administrators told parents they were closing because of looming financial constraints. Eagle Arts Academy Charter School for the Arts, a Delray Beach-based academicinfused arts non-profit charter school, has agreed to lease the facility and will operate its charter on the property. “This area will finally have a performing arts school, and we will provide a challenging educational curriculum supplemented significantly by the arts.” says school founder Gregory James Blount, an independent producer and talent scout. Blount is an Eagle Scout, the highest honor received from Boy Scouts of America, thus the name of the school. Blount and his executive team met

for weeks with officials at Wellington Presbyterian Church, which currently governs the school’s operations, to reach an agreement. Under the agreement, the church will be allowed to operate on the property for the next three years. During its first year, Eagle Arts Academy was approved to open with nearly 900 students from kindergarten through sixth grade and is now accepting applications. The K-8th charter has been approved for nearly 1,500 students at the end of a three-year period. Dr. Liz Knowles, formerly of Pine Crest School, has been selected as Head of School. Knowles, a curriculum and reading specialist and an award-winning educator and author, developed Eagle Arts’ “Artademics” curriculum with Blount. An educator for 40 years, Knowles has experience in cognitive skills development and the International Baccalaureate program. The school, scheduled to open in August, will focus on a mixture of performing and production arts and offer a cognitive skill development program for all ages, Blount said. The school will be retrofitted with a green screen studio, digital media editing facility, TV studio, plus an acting, dance and vocal studio, with additional improvements expected over the next 18 months. Technology will be infused into all areas of the curriculum to enhance academics, develop creativity, and extend learning through video, animation, and much more. “We want to make sure these kids are ready for the world. They will learn how important the arts are to education and to the world,” he said. “Studies show that kids who are involved in the arts usually do better in school in all sorts of ways, including academically and socially.” Blount has already worked to secure industry professionals from both sides of the entertainment industry to conduct specialty workshops for Eagle Arts students. For more information, call 561-665-0151.

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schools • education Milagro Center’s students deliver show stopping performances at the 2014 Superstar Spectacular

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Milagro Center held its annual cultural artsinspired fundraising showcase event, the “2014 SuperSTAR Spectacular“ on April 9th at Mercedes-Benz of Delray. The evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres was highlighted by vocal, dance, mime, step, and spoken word performances by Milagro Center’s students and teachers. A silent auction of 28 uniquely-themed packages and displays of original artwork created by Milagro Center’s student artists were available for sale. The futuristic-themed event raised funds for the non-profit Milagro Center of Delray Beach which provides cultural arts, academic support, Living Values education, and mentoring to over 200 of the community’s at-risk children and youth who are living at or below the federal poverty level. “We are thrilled and excited to have such strong community support ,” exclaimed Milagro Center’s Executive Director Barbara Stark as she stood center stage and welcomed the 150+ community members, corporate individuals, staff, teachers, and volunteers who attended the high-energy event. “Your support is the key to ensuring the long-term success of a child who starts life at risk of academic failure. With the help of caring and committed individuals and local companies represented by all of you here tonight, our Milagro children and teens have a better and brighter future ahead of them.” Steve Backhus, Milagro Center’s Art Director, served as host of the performances and encouraged all in attendance to purchase the children’s spectacular art work and uniquely created table centerpieces. Milagro Center STAR Awards were presented to the event’s lead sponsors, including PermaPlate, Florida Community Bank, Zimmerman Advertising, Jarden Consumer Solutions, and Mercedes Benz of Delray in recognition for their outstanding support of Milagro Center.

Summer Camp registration is now open ages 5 to 12 years old at Pompey Park and Community Center The Delray Beach Parks & Recreation Department is excited to offer a new Summer Camp Program that will partner with the City’s new Reading Initiative to help prepare participating children to read on grade level by 3rd grade. This new Summer Camp program will be held from Monday, June 16 through Friday, August 8, 2014 and will include onsite activities, field trips, sports, games, crafts, literacy and educational program in a nontraditional format. Certified teachers will be on staff to help oversee the program. The total cost for the 8 week summer camp program is $500.00 for Delray Beach residents and $525.00 for non-residents (A non-refundable $25.00 registration fee is included within this cost), which can be paid by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Discounts are available for multiple children or those for children that are currently enrolled in the City’s Out-of -School program. The Camp Cost includes five (5) summer camp T-shirts, a camp bag, breakfast, snacks and daily lunch. Partial payments will be accepted, but all fees must be in no later than Friday June 2, 2014. Spaces are limited, so sign up early. Parents can begin registering their

children, ages 5 to 12 years old, today, Mondays through Fridays, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the Community Center, located at 50 NW 1st Avenue. Registration will be accepted for two camp sites - Delray Beach Community Center and Pompey Park. A headshot of each child and a copy of their birth certificate are required. Daily attendance is critical in achieving reading goals and to make sure children do not lose any of their reading skills over the summer months. For more information please contact Tonya Smith at (561) 243-7249 or by E-mail at The City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department is committed to participating in a collaborative partnership with our City’s Community Improvement Department, the School District of Palm Beach County/Afterschool Literacy Enrichment Initiative (ALEI), Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc., the Center for Creative Education (CCE) and Kid Lit, which will be incorporated into the daily program during summer camp. This program will be a fun, interactive event that will reinforce literacy skills in a creative and engaging manner. Parents will also be encouraged to attend Family Reading Nights.

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Meet the Neighbors

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

ALAN BURGESS Director The Milagro Teen Center, Artist Born: Jersey City, NJ Education: Temple Univ. - Philadelphia, PA Vision for West Atlantic: My hope is that West Atlantic becomes diverse in the sense that ALL those that frequent the area connect in ways that go BEYOND the confines of a few blocks. Diversity doesn’t mean various types of people sharing the same space. It means various types of people actually becoming better because of the sharing of their commonalities. Favorite quote: “The man who knows something knows that he knows nothing at all” - Erykah Badu What you may not know about Alan: That Sydney and Braydon think he’s the coolest PopPop ever!

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balloons with LED lights inside displayed creatively along with several 3D color-changing light walls. “One of our goals is to showcase light as art,” White says. “Many people appreciate a great painting or an outstanding performance but we want to introduce audiences to a different kind of art they can have fun with.” Light will come together with

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entertainment in the 100 block of Pineapple Grove Way as a larger 3D Light Wall, donated along with the others by 3D Designer Walls Company, will provide the backdrop for the music of Drew Tucker & Brass Monkey, featuring Bill Muter. Also appearing will be Brendan O’Hara, who will be performing in a style defined as “roots rock” on baby grand piano as

well on guitar, and the Lynn University String Quartet, giving a new sound to some familiar tunes. For those who enjoy photography, Lynn University photographic art students will display their work in an open-air exhibit. Visitors are also encouraged to visit presenting sponsor Seminole Casino Coconut Creek for information and giveaways. In keeping with efforts to include several interactive elements in On The Ave, the DBMC will offer several activities for children, coordinated by Avenue Church, including face painting and sidewalk chalk art. Both kids and adults will have the chance to show off their artistic talent with Canvas Art – painting on several canvases donated by Hands Office Supply – or engage in a game of chess with life-size pieces. New to ON THE AVE is a mini scavenger hunt put on by the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce’s Non-profit Council, which will host the citywide Seek in the City Scavenger Hunt on June 21. For those who want to relax and unwind, the Hyatt Place Delray Beach will be offering a “Chill Lounge” in the roundabout entrance, where visitors can enjoy a cold beer in an inviting environment. Of course, visitors will also have a chance to visit the many shops and restaurants in the Pineapple Grove Arts District. “ON THE AVE is one more way to support our local businesses throughout the entire city during the shoulder and summer seasons,” says Stephanie Immelman, executive director of the DBMC. “Holding this first ON THE AVE of the year in Pineapple Grove Arts District will shine a bright light on all the area has to offer.” In addition to Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, sponsors for ON THE AVE include:

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• Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) * 3D Wall Company • EMS Technologies • Hyatt Place Delray Beach • Lynn University • Pineapple Grove Arts District • Seek in the City • Sun Sentinel • Woo Creative “ON THE AVE is a great event that showcases so much of what Delray Beach has to offer,” says Diane Colonna, CRA Executive Director. “The CRA is a proud supporter of this event, and we look forward to continuing to support the DBMC in its effort to generate activity within our district.” For more information, go to www. About Seminole Casino Coconut Creek:

Seminole Casino located in Coconut Creek offers the market’s most fully integrated, energized, stylish and upscale local’s casino experience featuring 2,300 Las Vegas style slots, live table games such as blackjack, baccarat and poker. Under its roof, the casino has the region’s most sought-after steakhouse NYY Steak, Sorrisi Italian Restaurant and the New York-style 1st Street Deli. Guests can entertain with Live Music and listen to tunes of region’s top DJs at The Legends Lounge, Nectar and Sunset Grill. The Pavilion, 1,200-seat capacity entertainment venue has been a home to acts like Tony Orlando, Frank Sinatra Jr. Joan Collins and many more. Open 24/7, 365 days, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at the corner of U.S. 441 (State Road 7) and Sample Road at 5550 NW 40 Street. For more information, call 954.977.6700; visit us online at or facebook. com/seminolecasinocococreek. Follow them on Twitter @SemCasinoCoCo. For more information, contact DBMC at 561.279.1380 or visit

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at the library Public invited to view “Tapped” film presentation & panel discussion on climate change awareness

SPRING SEASON 2014 GAME SCHEDULE Through May 24th Every Saturday 1st game - 2:30pm - Buddies arrive Game time - 3:00pm 2nd game - 4:00pm - Buddies arrive Game time - 4:30pm 1st game - Warm up & practice will start promptly @ 3:00 & game will start @ 3:15pm 2nd game - Warm up & practice will start promptly @ 4:30 & game will start @ 4:45pm

Concessions will be available! FOR MORE INFO Jeff and Julia Kadel, (561) 414-4441 or email

The Delray Beach Public Library and The City of Delray Beach invites the public to a free screening of the documentary Tapped on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in the Delray Beach Public Library Auditorium, 100 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach. This film examines the bottled water industry. Tapped details the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution and how it contributes to our reliance on oil. The film shows in detail that public water is taken by large corporations, bottled and then sold back to the public for huge profits. 70% of all bottled water in the USA is sold within the same state so does not come under federal jurisdiction for testing. The film limits itself to the United States and the Pacific Ocean. Following the movie a panel of local experts will answer questions and address residents’ questions and concerns about how their local leaders are reacting to and preparing for the threat of climate change. The panel, moderated by Delray Beach Public Information and Sustainability Officer John Morgan, is scheduled to include: • Dr. Joni Albrecht and Michelle Kennedy of Move On • Speaker from the South Florida Water Management District

“Favorite Places: Europe & Delray” exhibit coming to the Delray Beach Public Library

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graduate classes at Virginia Commonwealth University and L’Ecole de Beaux Arts, in France. You won’t want to miss this exhibit at the Library! For further information on this exhibit and the many programs at the Delray Beach Public Library, visit our website at www. or call the Director of Community Relations at 561-266-9490.

The Delray Beach Public Library is pleased to present the Summer 2014 semester of its Lifelong Learning Community Institute with outstanding courses taught by faculty from local universities and experts in their respective fields. The exciting classes are as follows:

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he Delray Beach Public Library, 100 West Atlantic Avenue, has launched a new program in the Children’s Department this year. The Library has been showcasing the artwork of children from local area schools and inviting parents to view them and take personal family tours of the Library. The artwork of children from Morikami Park Elementary School, Unity School, and St. Joseph’s Episcopal School have had their artwork displayed at the Library in the Children’s Department. Parents and children are invited to tour the Library, learn about all the Library has to offer and get a free Library card. The many art forms on display have included line paintings, pastels, charcoals, collage, and various other techniques taught at the schools. For further information on this exciting new program please contact the Children’s Department at 561-266-0197. Registration is required and a sign-up sheet is located at the Children’s Desk at the Library.

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The Delray Beach Public Library presents a new art exhibit entitled: “Favorite Places: Europe & Delray” by Delray Beach resident, Sue Lynch. Her work is on display at the Delray Beach Library’s 2nd floor Gallery through June 14, 2014. Lynch has graciously agreed to donate a portion of the proceeds of any painting sales back to the Library. Sue Lynch is an award-winning artist who is well known for her paintings in the marine art genre. Recently she has departed from watercolor and she now paints rich landscapes in acrylic. Her works are in numerous collections including the United States Embassies in Germany and in China, the US Nuclear Regulatory Agency, George Mason and James Madison Universities and most recently one of her paintings was purchased by actor and art collector Kelsey Grammer. Lynch earned her BFA Degree from the University of Tennessee and attended her

• “1814: The Bicentennial of the Year That Changed America & No One Remembers It!” Monday, May 5, 12 & 19 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Course Instructor: Dr. Robert Watson – Course Fee = $50.00 - NO GUEST PASSES • “Transforming Presidential Elections – 1860, 1932 & 1980” Monday, June 16, 23 & 30 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Course Instructor: Dr. Ronald Feinman Course Fee = $45.00 • “Impressionism Was Universal” – French, Russian & American Impressionism Monday, July 14, 21 & 28 from 10:30am – 12 Noon Course Instructor: Dr. Terryl Lawrence Course Fee = $45.00 To register or receive further information about the one-of-a-kind Lifelong Learning Community Institute at the Delray Beach

Public Library, please visit www.delraylibrary. org, e-mail the Library’s Director of Community Relations at bonnie.stelzer@ or call 561-266-9490. Please “like” us on Facebook: DelrayBeachPublicLibrary.

Join the Great Give on May 6th

On May 6th 2014, from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59:59pm, the Delray Beach Public Library, is participating in the GREAT GIVE, a 24hour online giving event designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in the allotted time as part of a nation-wide program called Give Local America. This community-wide event will celebrate the spirit of giving and the collective effort it takes to strengthen our community while raising critical funds for local nonprofits. Every donation will be stretched further if you donate to the Delray Beach Public Library through Your donation will go a long way in helping us inspire minds, impact our community and change lives. Plus, gifts made that day will receive a portion of bonus funds - making your dollar go even further than it would on any other day.

Great Books Discussion Group continues on Fridays

The Delray Beach Public Library announced that the Great Books Discussion Group will continue to meet Fridays at 10:00 a.m. starting May 2 – July 11 to discuss “The Best American Essays of the Century” edited by Joyce Carol Oates & Robert Atwan. The first session will discuss 2 essays by Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker. To order your copy of the text, call 800222-5870 or go to or For further information, call facilitator Gilbert Schechtman at 561865-9122. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For further information on the many programs at the Delray Beach Public Library, please visit www.delraylibrary. org or call 561-266-9490. Please “like” the library on Facebook: DelrayBeachPublicLibrary.

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faith TAO – The South Florida Center for Jewish Renewal

Temple Adath Or (TAO) - The South Florida Center for Jewish Renewal, will be coming back to Delray Beach on Saturday, May 10th at 7:00pm for a Havdalah Service at the Duncan Center, 15820 South Military Trail in Delray Beach. The Havdalah service marks the end of Shabbat. It takes place no earlier than nightfall on Saturday night. Temple Adath Or (TAO – Together As One,) is the largest Jewish Renewal community in the Southeast. It has been called the “singing & dancing shul.” Each service is filled with soulful music, dancing and mediation. Rabbi Marc Labowitz will once again, bring his passionate expression of Judaism to the TAO North community. TAO is now available to serve those in the Northern & Southern parts of Palm Beach County who are looking for this spiritual connection too. See why folks say that coming to TAO is like coming home! Get involved. For further information on al programs call 954-888-1408 or visit our website at

Jewish culture celebrated at IsraelDays: Eye-opening ceremonies and events in Palm Beach County

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County will host IsraelDays, a celebration of Jewish culture through May 6, 2014. The events start on Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Ha’Shoah) and conclude with Israeli Independence Day (Yom Ha’Atzmaut) with a community celebration. Commemorative, educational and celebratory events will be held throughout Palm Beach County, and at each event, guests will be entered in a drawing for a flight voucher and experience in Federation’s partnership region in Israel. “Our goal is to unite Jews throughout Palm Beach County and provide everyone an opportunity to connect with Israel and their Jewish heritage,” said David Phillips, President & CEO of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. “It’s a time to celebrate life, remember those we have lost, and embrace Jewish culture.” Israel Memorial Day Ceremonies Sunday, May 4, 2014; 1:30 p.m. & 6 p.m. Veterans of the five major Israeli wars will speak about their experiences in honor of Israeli Memorial Day Eve. Prior to the veterans panel will be a memorial ceremony led by Mifgash Zikaron, a group of 9th grade students from Israel and their American peers. Locations: Temple Shaarei Shalom: 9085 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach (1:30 p.m.) Temple Beth Am: 2250 Central Boulevard, Jupiter (6 p.m.)

Gardens: 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens Friday, May 2, 2014 Lecture: “Crossing the Line: the Borders of Democracy in Israel” 12 p.m. Lecture by Shani and Nir Boneh, Israeli Shlichim/emissaries; brown bag lunch. Location: Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County: 4601 Community Drive, West Palm Beach Service honoring Israel and the Mifgash Zikaron delegation (Israeli teens from our Partnership2Gether Region), 7 p.m. Location: Temple Israel: 1901 N Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach Sunday, May 4, 2014 Yom Ha’Zikaron Ceremony, 1:30 p.m. Ceremony will feature panel of Israeli War Veterans and Mifgash Zikaron teens from Tzfat. Location: Temple Shaarei Shalom: 9085 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach Lecture: “Yom Ha’Zikaron, the Neshama and Yahrzeit from Kabbalistic Perspective” 2 p.m. A lecture by Rabbi Eyal Riess. Location: Temple Israel: 1901 N Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach Yom Ha’Zikaron ceremony, 6 p.m. Ceremony will feature panel of Israeli War Veterans and Mifgash Zikaron teens from Tzfat. Location: Temple Beth Am: 2250 Central Blvd., Jupiter Monday, May 5, 2014 Lecture: “The Law of AttractionRelationships & Kabbalah” 12:30 p.m. Lecture by Israeli Rabbi Eyal Riess and Rabbinitz Nathalie Riess (from Tzfat, a city in Federation’s Partnership2Gether Region in Israel). Location: Mandel JCC Boynton Beach: 8500 Jog Road, Boynton Beach


Israeli Independence Day Celebration Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 5 p.m. The celebration will feature Israeli-style dancing and music, torch-lighting, an address from West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, and the highly anticipated drawing for the trip and experience in Federation’s partnership region in Israel. Location: CityPlace: 700 S. Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach In addition to these pillar events, IsraelDays will feature numerous celebratory events, religious services and impressive guest speakers. Events range from movie screenings to beach services to panel discussions. Thursday, May 1, 2014 Lecture: “The opportunities in obstacles – the Kabbalah of life” 11 a.m. Lecture by Rabbinitz Nathalie Riess (from Tzfat, a city in Federation’s Partnership2Gether Region in Israel). Location: Palm Beach Synagogue: 120 N. County Road, Palm Beach

Lecture: “Now and Then: Heroes & Myths through Israeli Songs” 12 p.m. Lecture by Shani and Nir Boneh, Israeli Shlichim/emissaries. Location: Mandel JCC Palm Beach

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Israel Lunch & Learn: Israel through My Eyes, 12 p.m. Led by Gonen Arad, Principal of Temple Judea. Admission is $10. Location: Temple Judea: 4311 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens Israeli Independence Day Celebration, 5 p.m. The celebration will feature Israeli-style dancing and music, torch-lighting, an address from West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, and the highly anticipated drawing for the trip and experience in Federation’s partnership region in Israel. Location: CityPlace: 700 S. Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach Blue & White After-Party, 7:30 p.m. The Blue & White After-Party marks the end of IsraelDays. People who attend the Yom Ha’Atzmaut celebration in CityPlace are invited to migrate over to The Backyard Bar for an Israel-themed cocktail party. This is an event hosted by NextGen, Federation’s initiative to connect 22-40 yearold professionals, but people of all ages are welcome to join. Pre-registration is $10 and includes a Mediterranean-inspired appetizer and a drink. Registration at the door is $15. Location: The Backyard Bar: 213 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit JewishPalmBeach. org/IsraelDays. About Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County works to enrich Jewish life, care for vulnerable populations and build global Jewish community. For more information, visit or call 561-478-0700.

A Great Picnic Is Coming!

Everyone is welcome to a community event on Sunday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Ida Park, in Delray Beach. Sponsored by Unity of Delray Beach • Bring Your Favorite Dessert to share and enter the Best Dessert Contest! • Bring Balls And Frisbees To Toss. • Bring Picnic Blankets and Lawn Chairs if Desired. • Picnic Tables Available. Some fun things there will be to do: • Bounce House • Volley Ball • Face Painting • Playground For the grownups, a chance to play, relax, visit and enjoy a day of fellowship and fun. Grilled hamburgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs, side dishes, soft drinks, and water provided. TICKETS $10 per person or $20 per couple or family Call Unity of Delray Beach Office 561276-5796 or purchase after Easter Services and Sunday, April 27 Services or ask at Unity of Delray Beach Bookstore (Call office for hours) *Be sure to bring your tickets with you.*

DIRECTIONS TO PICNIC from Unity of Delray Beach, 101 NW 22ND St. at Swinton Ave. Turn right on Swinton Ave., Turn right on Lake Ida Rd., Drive until you see destination— It will be on the right, Lake Ida Park, 2929 Lake Ida Rd., Delray Beach, FL 33445 All children must be accompanied by an adult. **This is an alcohol-free event.**

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events calendar THROUGH MAY 10 Orchid Giveaway in honor of Mother’s Day. Collect $200 in receipts from downtown merchants from April 27th – May 10th and get a free orchid. Go to www.downtowndelraybeach. com/promotions for more information.

SATURDAY • MAY 3 Cinco de Mayo Fiesta - 11am-midnight. Outdoor Pavilion. Hispano-Latino Cultural Alliance celebration with Mariachi bands, local Hispanic bands, folkloric dances, children’s area, food and merchandise vendors.

MAY 1-4, 7-11 Trouble with Doug | Theatre – Wed-Fri 7:30pm; Sat-Sun 2pm. New musical about man who turns into giant talking slug. $30-$45 in advance

SATURDAY • MAY 3, 10 Delray GreenMarket in the Park –9am-2pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts Old School Square Park. SATURDAY • MAY 3, 10 Budding Artists at the Delray GreenMarket – 9am-2pm. Delray Beach Center for the Arts Old School Square Park 561-243-7922 SATURDAY • MAY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Savor the City Culinary Tours “Taste Atlantic Avenue” -11am-2pm. Enjoy unique bites from both popular and off the beaten path jaunts while strolling through various districts and learning about the history and fun facts along the route. Meet at Worthing Park, Tour includes 4 restaurants, and 2 specialty shops. $65, reservations required. info@ SavorTheCity. 954-410-3177. SUNDAY • MAY 4 5pm. Crest Theatre. Wellington Ballet Theatre presents classic story through dance & music. $18$35. 561-243-7922 MONDAY • MAY 5, 12, 19 Lifelong Learning Community Institute – 2pm. “1814: The Bicentennial of the Year That Changed America.”

MAY 1,2,6,8,9,13,15,16,20,22,23,27,29,30 Pickleball – 11am lesson on Thursdays; 9m-1pm adult play. Delray Beach Community Center. $5. 561-243-7250 THURSDAY • MAY 1 & 8 Wine tasting 6-8pm at The Wine Wave – 900 E. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. $10/pp. Catered gourmet appetizers included. Buy any (4) bottles and your tasting fee is waived. To RSVP please call (561) 276-2076 MAY 1-31 Pottery Classes – Mon-Fri. Cloud House Pottery, Artist Alley. Beginning, intermediate, advanced instruction. $40 including materials. 561-862-9222 FRIDAY • MAY 1 Ribbon Cutting & Happy Hour – 5-8pm. Delray Day Spa, 140 NE 2nd Ave., #35. Hungarian Master Esthetician Eva Kerschbaumer’s newest Skincare Klinic. Appetizers, beverages, Mother’s Day Gift specials. 561- 666-8029.

TUESDAY - THURSDAY • MAY 6 - 8 New Volunteer Training. The Florida Department of Elder Affair’s SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program is looking for passionate volunteers in Palm Beach County to become certified Medicare counselors to assist seniors, disabled adults, and their caregivers. Registration is due by April 23. Visit or call 561-6845885 to speak with the SHINE Director WEDNESDAY • MAY 7 The Madri Gals Concert – 2pm. Delray Beach Public Library. Choral Group led by founder Irene Soskin in concert of madrigal repertoire. Free. 561-266-9490 Southern Handcraft Society – 7pm. Veterans Park Senior Center. Pineapple Grove Chapter meeting with dessert first. THURSDAY • MAY 8 Contacts & Cocktails – 5:15-7pm. Broadstone North Boca Village Apartment Homes. 7801 N Federal Hwy., Boca Raton. 561.279.1380 FRIDAY • MAY 9 7:30-10:30pm; VIP access 6-7:30pm. Old School Square Grounds Advance tickets $30/$50 (VIP); at the gate: $40/$60 (VIP). Sample 50+ craft brews; live music by Pocket Change & Jay Blues Band.


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

FRIDAY • MAY 9 Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk – 5:30-8:30pm. Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, Taiko drum performance; limited tickets available. $8/adults, $6/4-17, free/3 and younger. 561-495-0233 Through Transition to Transformation learn expert strategies to shift from overwhelmed to empowered & create the life you deserve. Duncan Conference Center 15820 S. Military Trail in Delray Beach. 8:45am – 4:00pm. This full day, innovative workshop, is being held in the serene surroundings of the Duncan Conference Center and includes lunch, and a very special Labyrinth Walk. Register @ $147 561-929-1195 SATURDAY • MAY 10 World Bonsai Day – 10am-5pm. Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens. Exhibition & demonstrations. Free with paid admission. 561-495-0233 Ride & Remember Trolley Tour – 10am-12pm. Spady Museum. Tour Delray Beach’s five historic districts. $20. 561-279-8883 The Olive Taste of Delray – 1pm. Latest in home food preparation products from Tupperware. Moms receive a gift. Free. Space is limited. 561-266-3228. 4th Annual Amazing Mom and Son Challenge – Downtown Delray Beach. Moms & Sons CHALLENGE COURSE, lunch, prizes. Divisions start at 5 years up to adults. $10/ adult (18 years +); $5/teen/child (17 & younger). Blissful & Deep Relaxation Meditation – 12-1pm. Greenlands Variety Store, Led by Brenda Elizabeth. All levels welcome. Free. 561-921-4238 Sherrié Austin Concert – 8pm. Arts Garage. Austrailian country music singer & songwriter. $25-$45 in advance.

SATURDAY • MAY 10 The Olive Taste of Delray will host a cooking demonstration at 1:00pm, featuring the latest in home food preparation products from Tupperware that will make eating fresh & healthy simple & delicious! In Honor of Mother’s Day all Moms will receive a fresh herb plant as our Gift. There is no charge for this event. Space is limited. Reservations recommended. Call Lori at 561-266-3228 or email info@ SUNDAY • MAY 11 Family Fun Holiday Activity: Mother’s Day Craft – 12-3pm. Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens. Free with paid admission. 561-495-0233 Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise - 10am-12:15pm. Lady Atlantic & Lady Delray travel Intracoastal Waterway with brunch buffet. $48/person. $38/12 & under. 561-243-0686 . TUESDAY • MAY 13 Wine Seminar - 6-8pm. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Ave.. Mark Spivak on The Wines of Argentina. Tastings & hors d’oeuvres. $50/person. 561-279-7790 Local author/playwright Carol White will be speaking about her latest book of short stories, “Sitting Pretty,” and her theatre background to the Coral Lakes Social Club in Boynton Beach. Contact Carol at or visit her website to arrange a discussion for your group.

FUN FRIDAYS AT SOLITA DELRAY! Join Marketing & Events by Priscilla for a networking and social happy hour party every Friday from 5 PM to 7:30 PM. With Half Off all bar beverage including premium drinks and wines, and off all appetizers. (until 7 PM). No rsvp necessary. 25 NE 2nd Ave. PINEAPPLE GROVE IN DELRAY BEACH

THURSDAY • MAY 15 Artists Alley Open Studios - 6-9pm - Pineapple Grove Arts District between NE 3rd & 4th Streets, east of 3rd Ave, west of RR tracks. On The Ave – 6-10pm. Pineapple Grove Arts District. Light of all kinds in the spotlight plus wide variety of art. http:// A Tribute to Our Troops & Veterans – 2pm. Delray Beach Public Library. Colonel Arthur DeRuve of Boynton Beach. 561-266-9490

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events calendar THURSDAY • MAY 15 Scholarship Fundraiser Luncheon/Fashion Show sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women. 11:30 am at Delray Beach Golf Club, 2200 Highland Ave. Delray Beach, Fl. 33445. (561) 243-7385. $28.00 To register go to Call for information: 561/865-9756 or email

SATURDAY • MAY 24 The Olive Taste of Delray will host Chef Ellis of 3rd and 3rd Restaurant, at 1:00 PM. Chef Ellis will prepare a recipe from the evening’s menu featuring our extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegar. There is no charge for this event. Space is limited. Reservations recommended. Call Lori at 561-266-3228 or email

THURSDAY - SUNDAY • MAY 15 - 18 In the Heights – 7:30pm/Thurs & Fri; 2pm/Sat; 2 & 7pm/Sun. Arts Garage. Award-winning musical about chasing your dreams performed by Arts Garage Academy students & pros. $20-$30 in advance.

SATURDAY - SUNDAY • MAY 24 - 25 Howard Alan Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival-10am5pm. Delray Beach Tennis Center Parking Lot. Free. More than 100 craft vendors.

FRIDAY • MAY 16 2014 Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament - 11 Lunch & Registration, 1pm Shotgun start, 5pm Cocktails and Hor D’oeuvres. Gleneagles Country Club, 7667 Victory Lane. $650/Team of Four, $165/single player. Sarah Vallely FRIDAY - SATURDAY • MAY 16 - 17 Johnny Appleseed – 10:30am/Fri. 2pm/Sat. 7:30/Fri & Sat. Puppetry Arts Center, 94 NE 2nd Ave. Puppets, story quilt, traditional music. $6.50 matinees; evenings $10. FRIDAY - SUNDAY • MAY 16 - 18 La Siren Afro Caribbean Family Festival - Reception Fri at Toussant L’Ouverture High School, Sat 11am-6pm at Delray Beach Tennis Center entertainment, food, contests, music, arts. Sun 2-5pm Haiti’s Flag Day Celebration. Hattie Parker, 732-859-2134 SATURDAY - WEDNESDAY • MAY 17 - 21 Blue Concert – 8pm. Arts Garage. Longineu Parsons & Ted Shumate perform Louis Armstrong to Howlin’ Wolf to Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix and beyond. $25-$35 in advance. SUNDAY • MAY 18 Firefighter Eric Patrie 5k Run/Walk – 7am. Anchor Park, 340 S Ocean Blvd. Benefit for family of Eric Patrie. Registration closes May 17 @ 9am. TUESDAY - SUNDAY • MAY 20 - 25 Irish Theatre – 2 & 8pm. Arts Garage. The Irish Dracula by James Doan. Stories of Irish author/theatre manager Bram Stoker, actor/director Henry Irving and other characters. $20. THURSDAY • MAY 22 “The Collector Series” high end wine tasting at The Wine Wave – 900 E. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. Tasting 10 wines averaging $100+ per bottle. $50/pp. 7-9pm. Catered gourmet appetizers included. Limited to 20 people, RSVP required. (561) 276-2076 FRIDAY • MAY 23 Book Signing – 7pm. Jeffrey Deaver author of The Skin Collector. Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Ave. 561-279-7790

FRIDAY • MAY 30 Special Dance Event – 7pm/free lesson. 8pm/concert. Arts Garage. Learn the basics of Tango dancing with world champion dancer Monica Llobet by a classic tango dance and quartet. $25-$45. SATURDAY • MAY 31 8th Annual All-American Tailgate Party- 5-9pm. Old School Square. Benefit for Achievement Center for Children & Families. Food, craft micro-brew beer, live entertainment, Family Fun Zone. Naples Jazz Orchestra – 8pm. Arts Garage. Big band conert in the tradition of the legendary bands. $25-$45 in advance. EXHIBITS Through May 11 2014 National Juried Exhibition - Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture. Juried works by artists from around the United States Through May 18 Japanese Prints of the Shining Prince Genji. Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens. More than 50 woodblock prints & books depicting scenes from Shikibu’s masterpiece. May 1 - June 14 Favorite Places, Europe & Delray – Delray Beach Public Library. Paintings by Sue Lynch May 1 - August 24 Antique Doll and Quilt Exhibitions -- Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Delray Beach Center for the Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture. 561-243-7922 May 1 - September 28 School of Creative Arts Showcase - Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre Galleries. Multi-media exhibit. 561243-7922, May 22 - August 31 From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Paper as Art – Cornell Musuem. Paper transformed, manipulated, sculpted, cut into two and three-dimensional art. 561-243-7922

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LIBRARY CLOSED – MEMORIAL DAY – MAY 26 All programs are free except the Lifelong Learning Community Institute Courses Thursday, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 @ 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Empowerment Zone Friday, May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 – Great Books Discussion Group – “Best American Essays of the Century” presented by Gilbert Schechtman Saturday, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 @ 10:00 a.m. The Writer’s Studio weekly Saturday morning program Contact Howard Gleichenhaus at 561-638-7251 Monday, May 5 & 19 @ 10:00 a.m. – Craft Series “Quilting Bee” – Twice monthly quilting class presented by Karen Pugh & Linda Bouvier Monday, May 5, 12 & 19 @ 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. Empowerment Zone Monday, May 5, 12 & 19 @ 2:00 p.m. – Lifelong Learning Community Institute Course –Mind Boggling Mondays “1814: The Bicentennial of the Year That Changed America & No One Knows It!” Fee = $50.00 NO GUEST PASSES FOR THIS COURSE Monday, May 5, 12 & 19 @ 5:15 p.m. “Got Gaming”? presented by Young Adult Librarian Loanis Menendez-Cuesta Wednesday, May 7, 14, 21 & 28@ 11:30 am – Socrates Café – Weekly discussion group facilitated by Claire Drattell & Don Clare Wednesday, May 7 @ 2:00 p.m. – “Madri’Gals Women’s Choral Group” presented by Irene Soskin

Thursday, May 8 & 22 @ 10:30 a.m. – Craft Series – “Knit ‘N Purl” presented by rotating facilitators Tuesday, May 13 @ 10:00 a.m. –“From a Woman’s Perspective Book Group”- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert presented by Karen Kurzer Tuesday, May 13 @ 6:00 p.m. – Evening Book Group – Americanh by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie presented by rotating book group leaders Thursday, May 15 @ 2:00 p.m. – Memorial Day Program – “Salute to the Troops & Veterans” presented by Colonel Arthur DeRuve Monday, May 19 @ 1:00 p.m. – Afternoon Book Group – Eight Girls Taking Pictures by Whitney Otto presented by Reference Librarian Kathleen Hensman Tuesday, May 20 @ 3:00 p.m. - PLEASE NOTE TIME – Healthy Living Series – “TBA” presented by the Delray Medical Center Wednesday, May 21 @ 5:00 p.m. – Film & Panel Discussion –“Tapped” ART EXHIBITS Through June 14 – Paintings - “Favorite Places, Europe & Delray” – Sue Lynch FREE COMPUTER WORKSHOPS Registration Required – call 561-266-0196 SIGN UP @ THE REFERENCE DESK – Classes Meet Upstairs in the Technology Center May 6 – Beginning Computers @ 2:00 p.m. May 7 – Internet @ 2:00 p.m. May 13 – Email @ 2:00 p.m. May 14 - Word @ 2:00 p.m. May 20 - Excel @ 2:00 p.m. May 21 – Facebook @ 2:00 p.m.

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Donna Hauser set to Two days of fun, pampering, and sisterhood open new venture at “I Am Complete” Women’s Retreat

NEW PERSPECTIVE Former model, stylist and spa owner launches image consulting and life coaching firm


ELRAY BEACH, FL – Making a business of helping individuals turn fashion don’ts into fashion do’s is what Donna Hauser, a Delray Beachbased image consultant, wardrobe stylist and life coach, does with panache. Hauser brings many years’ experience of working within the fashion, style and personal image industry to her new endeavor – New Perspective – an image consulting and life coaching firm.

Helps raise funds for Debbie’s Dream – a nonprofit supporting stomach cancer research


esigned to bring women together as a true community with no obligations, task lists, pressure and judgment and create fun, relaxation, expression and expansion, the “I Am Complete Retreat” is a retreat like no other. It is also intended to give back by supporting Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer, a non-profit organization focused on finding a cure for stomach cancer. Sherry Kane, the creator and the inspiration behind the “I Am Complete Woman™” movement is passionate about working with busy, successful women who are ready to engage in committed and consistent self-care so they live a whole life of personal and professional happiness, health and well-being

An image consultant works with a client as an individual with the aim of educating their clients in how to “do it for themselves” over time. A client will invest in a professional consultation and thus be able to shop and dress independently and individually, acquiring additional shopping or styling advice time to enhance and build on their knowledge of themselves and what works for them. According to Hauser, “As an image consultant, I give my clients—men as well as women—makeovers to help them land better jobs, find a mate, shine at their wedding or just feel better about themselves. I work with them on the right wardrobe style for the image they want to project and even weed out closets or go on shopping expeditions. I also give hair and makeup advice, color-consulting, and instructions for self-confidence.” As an image consultant, an innate sense of style and up-to-the-second knowledge of fashion, hair and makeup trends—and how to apply that makeup—in personal and corporate settings are essential. “Since I’m dealing with people on one of the most personal levels, I need the ability to point out negative traits and suggest changes without hurting their feelings,” states Hauser. Continued on page 3 When asked how she handles

and by doing so, serve others profoundly. Sherry started this retreat after going through her own renewal and self-care process. “I know so much about this topic because I lived it for years. I was everybody’s beck and call girl. I love to serve others and am completely devoted to my husband of almost 20 years and our two boys,” said Sherry. “Add into the mix being a business owner, a dutiful daughter, a reliable friend and a genuine love of helping other people and you’ve got a woman who is stretched way too thin, with too much going on and no time for herself…. I did this for years.” For Sherry, it was a getaway retreat that greatly impacted her life and that experience was a major “wakeup call” to the fact that “she wasn’t living, she was merely existing”. As a Continued on page 5 result, she completely transformed her


Palm Beach County Awards $320,000 to local nonprofits BOCA RATON, FL – It was an evening of big impact on April 10 when 320 women gathered at Lynn University’s Wold Performing Arts Center to award $320,000 to five nonprofit groups in southern Palm Beach County. The event was Impact 100 Palm Beach County’s Grand Awards Celebration, and guests included women who had made a $1,000 donation to become an annual member. Those funds are pooled every year to make $100,000 grants to deserving charities in the categories of education, environment, arts and culture, family and health and wellness. Each of the finalist nonprofits had the opportunity to describe their project, their vision and what the high-impact grant would mean for their organization and the community. After the presentations, Impact members voted and the three with the most votes received a grant of $100,000 each. Achievement Centers for Children and Families of Delray Beach received the first $100,000 grant for their Pine Grove Afterschool and Summer program. This new

LuAnn Warner Prokos, Laura Stoltz, Kim Nutter, Barbara Robinson at the Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University

program will serve 150 elementary school students at Pine Grove Elementary, a school with a high concentration of low-achieving students living in poverty. The program will provide them with affordable aftercare and summer programs combining academic, cultural, recreational, social and leadership activities. Florence Fuller Child Development Centers received the next $100,000 grant for their Family Preservation Program, designed to counteract the cycle of poverty by Continued on page 9

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3 easy ways to watch your cholesterol when dining out Because healthy cholesterol is stylish


his month we celebrate Mothers Day. I have many moms in my office. I observe a mother nursing her baby and I am in awe of our body’s ability to create a baby and then produce milk that has all the right nutrients, the right antibodies, is the right temperature and comes out in just the right amount each and every feeding. There’s a saying we have in Chiropractic that the body needs no help, no interference. Since all the functions of your body are controlled by the central nerve system, if you have free flow of nerve energy from the brain to all the organs, tissues and cells of the body, you should have 100% health. If you have nerve interference blocking the complete expression of nerve flow and thus life, you will have a lowered state of health and thus less life. Think of it like a kink in a hose, not able to completely water the grass and plants. You will have weak, scrawny plants or even dead ones.


ining out is American as apple pie. Sharing a meal with friends is critical to our social lives, and eating out on the run is often a necessity with hectic schedules. However, many of us are becoming increasingly health conscious. Making the right decisions for our bodies while dining out can be intimidating and over-whelming. But it’s important. According to the CDC, 1 in 6 adults has high cholesterol. Furthermore 80% of people who have had a heart attack suffer from high cholesterol. If you are one of these folks, it’s important for your health that you take the steps to get your number to a better place. Doing that can be a challenge and it can feel nearly impossible to do so while still dining out with friends and family. Don’t strain your social life! With these 3 simple tips, you can continue to enjoy meals without giving up your healthy cholesterol diet.

TIP 1: Don’t eat it just because it’s there. Many restaurants provide bread and butter or chips and salsa right when you sit down. Firstly, know that it’s okay to reject the offerings. Find out if the other people you’re dining with plan on eating the salty

In Chiropractic, we evaluate the spine to see if any of the vertebra are putting pressure on the nervous system, thus blocking life flow. You do not have to have pain to have nerve interference. In fact vertebral misalignments can happen as early as the birth process! You don’t hear about many babies or children complaining of back pain, but they may have nerve interference affecting their immune system, their healing ability, and more. So many children have frequent ear infections, allergies, Asthma, ADD, all of which respond well to Chiropractic adjustments. Not that we fix those things, but when the nerve interference is removed, the body wants to heal from the inside out. It’s amazing to watch how powerful our healing ability is when there is no nerve interference. I’m a Mom too, and my daughter, now almost 20 has been adjusted since birth and has never been medicated, because I know that if she stays clear of nerve interference the power that made her will heal her. I love being a mom and taking care of other moms and their families. I celebrate you and wish you a love filled Mothers Day. ADIO, Dr. Marilyn Dr. Marilyn Shore welcomes you to Shore Chiropractic.. For more info visit or call 561-278-2727. NEW PERSPECTIVE continued from Health Section page 1

the life coaching aspect of her firm, Hauser explained that she helps improve a client’s personal and/or professional life by offering support and encouragement while suggesting new ways to achieve their goals. “A life coach helps you get from where you are in your life now, to where you want to go,” says Hauser. “We support you, motivate you, and hold you accountable to achieving your vision for yourself. Whatever it is that you want in your life, we will help you get it. A life coach is not a therapist. We focus mostly on looking toward your future, rather than dealing primarily with your past.” About New Perspective New Perspective is an image consulting and life coaching firm dedicated to helping individuals reach their goals. Donna Hauser President of New Perspective is a former model, stylist and life coach for more than 20 years both in New York and the Palm Beaches. Her expertise in image consulting and life coaching has changed people’s lives giving them the confidence to achieve all that they have dreamed of. Her belief is that when you understand your clients’ personality, lifestyle, interest and goals you can then work together to transform them from “the inside out.” For more information, visit

snacks; if they’re on board with saying no, get rid of it. No need to tempt yourself! If your company is starving, simply use your self-control and good judgement to refrain from eating these foods. Drinking a large glass of water can also help and is usually provided with the snacks. The water will help to curb your appetite until your meal comes.

TIP 2: Look for key words when ordering. Lots of hidden problems with menu items can be avoided by knowing key words to steer clear of. Often times for example, the sauce added to a dish can make a seemingly healthy choice a big, fat disaster for your diet! Some descriptions to avoid are: fried, augratin, buttered, creamed, escalloped and braised. Descriptions to embrace when ordering include: baked, broiled, grilled, poached, roasted in its own juice, steamed and garden fresh.

TIP 3: Don’t be afraid to ask. When dining out, be comfortable in asking for what you want. Learn to ask for no salt, sauce on the side, or no dressing instinctively, most restaurants are happy to oblige. If you don’t understand a preparation for a menu item, find out what it is. The same applies to an unfamiliar sauce or side dish. This is probably the most important rule! Remember, it’s your health and your life! So don’t be shy and don’t be willing to give up what you’re working so hard to achieve.

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life and is now creating that for other women who are suffering from that “on-going, over the top, I’m never going to make it existence that’s driving me crazy.” This women’s retreat is specifically designed to allow you to remove yourself from your daily environment and duties to “runaway” for just a bit so you can embrace the full life you were meant to live. Get ready to enjoy pampering/massages, spa party experience, yoga session, dance party, entertainment, motivational speakers, learning how to improve your health and wellness and much more. A successful business owner for over fifteen years, an inspirational speaker and Women’s Prosperity Network (WPN) Broward Chapter Leader, as well as a wife for nearly twenty years and mom of two active boys, Sherry knows firsthand how living a busy life (even one you love!) can cause feelings of being overextended and overwhelmed. Her own journey of rediscovering herself increased her health, focus and productivity and gave her the courage to stop playing small and step into her bigger destiny.

During her two-day retreat, you‘ll experience fun, friendship, relaxation, rejuvenation, pampering, self- empowerment, personal growth and development, as well as strategies to improve your health and vitality. The retreat will show you how to have more joy, balance, productivity and optimism so that you can live serenely and stress-free. At the event, there will be a special raffle to raise money for Debbie’s Dream Foundation. In addition to helping raise awareness about the non-profit organization and its mission, Sherry wanted to honor a special friend in her journey. “I chose this charity because it is very close to my heart since the president and founder, Debbie Zelman, is a dear friend of mine that I’ve known for many years,” said Sherry. “I’ve watched her since she was first diagnosed with

Stage IV incurable Stomach Cancer over 6 years ago. It is a very powerful story... She just finished her 105th round of chemo therapy. When first diagnosed , Debbie was told she only had 3 months to live. My friend Debbie is a strong, powerful woman who is inspiring others all over the world.” Since Debbie will be undergoing extensive radiation treatment, her mother, Madelyn Zelman, will be sharing her daughter’s story during this event designed to not only reach your heart but increase your energy and focus on strengthening all your relationships, especially that with yourself. The goal is to raise women’s awareness of preventative selfcare and maintaining good health on a daily basis before it’s too late. During the event you will: • Learn how to start experiencing more joy daily by implementing simple strategies into your everyday life • Uncover why you are running so hard and what you must do to change that to live more serenely • Understand what balance means to you and achieve more of it • Stay rejuvenated and refreshed no matter what is going on around you at the moment • Stop putting self-care at the bottom of your to-do list and instead, feel like a million bucks because you are the priority in your own life (about time, don’t you think?!) • Create a bond of sisterhood with other fabulous women so that support, strength and guidance are always available • Maintain a high altitude for your mind, body and spirit so that you can handle any situation with energy and enthusiasm Early bird tickets for the two day retreat are $397 for a Limited Time and include hotel stay for one night, double occupancy, dinner, lunch, breakfast, and snacks (optional upgrade for single occupancy). For more information on the event, or how to register, please contact Sherry Kane, founder of the “I am Complete” Women’s Retreat at 954-324-3840 or sherry@ You can also visit www. or www.facebook. com/iamcompleteretreat for full details.

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WELLFEST DELRAY NAMES PATRICK HALLIDAY AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DELRAY BEACH, FL – WellFest™ Delray began in 2013 as 20 exhibitors in a gym and grew to over 100 exhibitors and sponsors in year two. Now, as it plans the March 7-8, 2015 program, event creator Bob Lipp welcomes Patrick Halliday as the event’s first Executive Director. Together they plan to expand the mission and refine the event to promote and support community-based green initiatives, as well as the “WellFest-Lifestyle.” “Getting Patrick on-board will take our grass roots event to the next level,” states Lipp. “Patrick is a proven leader here in Delray and throughout his career. He supports what we are doing with WellFest and we are so pleased to have him with us.” Born in New York, from a military family, Patrick began a career in the music industry as a concert tour manager and private concert promoter. After earning his B.A. in Business Administration, he became involved with startup companies in the technology sector. Patrick then went on to a ten-year career as a producer for the award-winning television show Today in America with Terry Bradshaw. A resident of Delray Beach for over 13 years, Patrick was the founder of the Delray Beach Bicycle Club. He sits on the board of Human Powered Delray, a civic non-profit organization that has made major strides in helping to “green-up” Delray. Patrick is a major supporter of doing business where you live and is passionate about the causes and businesses in which he invests his time and efforts. “Bob and I met at a Human Powered Delray meeting and he offered us an exhibitor table at WellFest, because he believed in the cause,” stated Halliday. “As an independent business consultant, I choose to get involved with businesses and causes that speak to me, and WellFest Delray is certainly one of them.” Under Mr. Halliday, WellFest Delray 2015, will expand its focus to include supporting and promoting communitybased green initiatives as well as educating, entertaining and inspiring people to stay fit,

eat well, think positive, and take a holistic approach to their healthcare. “WellFest is a unique event here in Delray,” adds Lipp. “With so many of the current events being about food and beverage, WellFest will address the growing movement to green up our environment, while enjoying the benefits of a “WellFestlifestyle” in the personal choices we make.” Patrick Halliday

WellFest is a trademarked event that hopes to connect with young people and families and encourage them to make positive choices in their lives. With the proceeds from the 2014 event, WellFest was able to fund “self-esteem” programs at two local Delray schools, Banyan Creek Elementary and S.D. Spady Elementary. As the event grows, additional schools, in and around Delray, can look forward to funding for related programs. Many of the 2014 exhibitors and sponsors have requested information on being part of 2015, which is why the website will be revised accordingly. Currently it features a video of the 2014 event. For further information, Bob@

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“Whatever work you do is worthwhile only if it touches somebody’s life.” - Sadhguru


By Laura Norman Special to The Pineapple


xperiencing the connection to our higher calling instills a sense of peace and deep satisfaction with every breath we take. As Marianne Williamson reminds us in her book, A Return to Love, we all ultimately have the same job: to minister to human hearts. There is a career choice that promises a sole-to-soul connection between the practitioner and recipient. A choice that is very appealing for those choosing to have healing techniques literally at their fingertips. A career grounded in the premise that we each have the ability to hear our own inner voice when we allow ourselves to relax and receive. And a career that offers enhanced earning potential and flexible hours, and that opens the door to a life of providing healing and wellness to others. What is this complementary health career path “to minister to human hearts?” Laura Norman Holistic Reflexology works by facilitating deep physical, mental and emotional relaxation. While in this deeply relaxed state, a person can tap into their own inner abilities to heal and manifest all that they desire. Reflexology is the ancient holistic healing technique that involves strategic use of



Some people are curious about where Pickleball is played in southern Palm Beach County. You may be a new player or experienced player. Here is an update on places to play: Boca Raton University Woodlands Park Sugar Sand Park Field House Boynton Beach YMCA Hester Community Center, Seacrest Blvd. Caloosa Park, Eight Pickleball courts. Delray Beach Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Avenue

firm, yet gentle, pressure on specific points on the feet, hands, ears and face that correspond to organs, glands and systems within the body. Three years ago, Jane Waters chose to pursue her dream of ministering to others by enrolling in Laura Norman’s Reflexology Training Program, covering foot, hand, face and ear reflexology. Jane loves that she is now empowered to offer comfort, healing and peace to whomever she works on. Jane feels it is her calling to “turn people on to this gift”. She has one client whose headaches just melt away while she is being worked on. Her client told Jane she is calmer and continues to experience a feeling of complete well being long after each session. And Jane has discovered a new, satisfying “niche,” using her hand reflexology skills to work with artists. Laura Norman’s Method of Holistic Reflexology empowers the practitioner and their client by addressing the whole person – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Debbie describes her training as “absolutely life-transforming!” The hands-on training and the supportive, nurturing class environment she experienced helped Debbie perfect her art. The results she witnesses in her clients “are absolutely amazing!” Liz Hollander, a recent graduate, says enthusiastically, “Clients come to me stressed out, often with painful issues. After a session I hear comments like ‘I feel so totally relaxed!’, ‘It’s heavenly’, ‘I feel so light it’s like walking on clouds.’ They hug and thank me over and over – they are so grateful! Seeing happy, smiling clients looking forward to another session is very gratifying.” You can start right now to “touch somebody’s life.” Live a life both personally and professionally that speaks to your higher self and your loving, caring connection to others. Laura Norman, M.S., LMT, Holistic Reflexologist and author of the best-selling book, Feet First: A Guide to Foot Reflexology, offers private Reflexology and Life Wellness Coaching sessions in Delray Beach and Holistic Reflexology Training Programs in Boynton Beach starting May 17th or July 19th Visit • Call 561-272-1220

By Michael Church Special to The Pineapple

oms need to take a time-out for themselves every now and again. Not the kind of “time out” where you sit in the corner for 15 minutes, but rather a relaxing escape. Working in massage therapy, owning my own massage studio in Boca Raton/Delray Beach, Florida, and being a parent, I hear a wide variety of reasons why clients come in for massages. The ones that ring most true and are the most sincere are those from moms, especially those with young children. Being a parent, I know firsthand that once you have a child, your life goes on hold and is completely turned upside down. You neglect yourself, whether that means giving up sleep to tackle chores, skipping the gym, cutting out adult social time, forgetting date night with your partner, or making unhealthy yet convenient food choices. We all try to be supermom, but

that is just not humanly possible 24/7. A massage is just one of many ways to take a quick time-out and give back to yourself. It can take as little time as an hour so there’s no need to feel guilty. My wife is lucky because her massage therapist (me) comes to her when I come home from work. But every mom deserves and needs time to focus on their well-being. In the end, it benefits their relationship with their partner as well as making them a better mom as they have had time to decompress, de-stress, relax, and take a break from the rewarding yet chaotic job of being a mom. Whether it is becoming a monthly member at a local massage studio, scheduling an impromptu massage when it is convenient for you, or a gift during the holidays, taking some me-time is valuable for more than just you. As a mom, your health mentally and physically and spiritually should never be neglected. “When you touch a body, you touch the whole person, the intellect, the spirit, and the emotions.” – Jane Harrington

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WHEN PEOPLE DON’T CHANGE, THEY SUFFER By Edward Scarlett Special to The Pineapple

Former trash with Jack Question A few days ago I ran into an old friend. An old friend that was at one time very close to me. Unfortunately her life went in a direction that was not worth being a part of for a while. Her choice in men and people in general has provided her a bit of a “trashy” lifestyle. We haven’t seen each other in over 10 years and now, by chance, we are back in the same city. She keeps calling, friending, email etc. - and honestly I don’t want anything to do with her. How do I let her down gently Jack?

Answer Realize that you don’t have to be friends with anyone you don’t want to. You don’t need to worry about ‘gently’ too much either. It appears that she has reached out several times. I am assuming you are ignoring her or putting her off, so the best thing to do is be honest and stop worrying about the feelings of someone you already don’t worry about. If you are uncomfortable with confrontation, which appears to be the actual issue, then you need to focus on yourself and why it is that you are having trouble communicating in a direct manner. This problem, and many others in life, will not solve itself, and not all outcomes are gentle, so you have to be honest about your desires and intentions. If you can’t tell her over the phone or faceto-face, then write her an email or a facebook message explaining why it is you don’t want to have her in your life. Messages over the Internet are highly non-confrontational. You can craft a message over time, and you’ll feel better after nipping this unwanted person in the bud. Make your message clear and honest. State at the end that this is going to be the end of all communications from you and tell her to stop trying to reach you. If and when she writes back, simply ignore it and she will likely get the picture. In the message, it’s not necessary that you mention that the reason for your rebuffs were her ‘trashy’ decisions from over ten years ago, but it might be a good idea. Friendships don’t last forever, and if you don’t want a new friend, that is a perfectly natural decision. We all have lives and schedules and responsibilities that can make it difficult to add someone new. And by this point, ten years later, she is basically a ‘new’ person. That’s not saying she still isn’t getting with men you don’t approve of, but ten years is a long time and she likely isn’t the same exact person from before. Maybe she has changed in a way that makes her more pleasing to you. Maybe she remembers the good times you had together, and she is trying to rekindle a better time in her life. Maybe she is looking for someone to get hammered with and hit on married men. I don’t know and maybe you don’t either – it might be worth finding out about. Be openminded and realize that people are capable of change and improvement. That’s why you should be direct and honest in your message to her. If you don’t want a new friend, say so. If you don’t want a previous friend who was (and still may be) scandalous, then say so. If she was previously in a bad place and a former friend is still judging her for it, maybe its time for her to move on from you too, and by giving her that chance, you still get what you want, and she can have positive closure as well. I forgive you for your carousing and loose ways South Florida, I know you were just trying to find yourself. Let’s celebrate by you sending in some questions at

People are creatures of habit. Springtime and Easter are great times to investigate some of our habits. Habits, repetition, patterns, and an inability to alter one’s choices and actions are what create problems and suffering. Mental, emotion, and physical habits create a complex web of neuronal connections and biochemical signalers in our brain. When we continue to repeat these behaviors, the intensity of the neurological and biochemical responses to duplicate these experiences grows stronger and stronger. An example of this would be a person who has a repetitive thought pattern such as, “If I want something done right I’d better do it myself.“ Then, when someone else attempts to perform the task for that person, with an unsatisfactory result, he or she has a feeling of frustration. This feeling is linked to the thought process. If the person does not change this thought process, he or she will continue to have experiences that end with frustration. Once this network of experience is built, it is difficult to change it and we can become set in our ways. Eventually, over a long enough time period, it can also become strong enough to create physical problems such as pain or a metabolic imbalance somewhere in the body. If individuals do not increase their awareness of their patterns, they will be forced to be redirected by them, because the suffering will increase either in intensity or duration. Some common patterns people do over and over

physically, such as exercise or a daytime job, also frequently create pain. People have been told that certain things are good for them and they continue to do them even though their physical bodies may manifest a symptom that indicates that it is not while the mind says that it is. Acupuncture helps to deeply relax individuals enough that they enter into more relaxed brain-wave patterns. This allows them to begin to break free of the old neuronal webbing, like cooling down a nuclear reactor. The patient can now begin to get clear on creating a new pattern that increases vitality and wellbeing. Acupuncture is a way to give the body a way to process new information through accessing meridian pathways and points with small hair-like needles that cause a powerful neurological and biochemical effect. This effect begins to help them confront their problems more efficiently. Acupuncture enables people to expand their awareness. Then they can access and initiate the right actions in order to change older, painful patterns, causing them to cease. People are responsible for their health and their lack of it. Understanding more accurately through personal investigation of choices and actions, with the aid of correct therapy, can change your life profoundly. Edward Scarlett is the Clinical director and owner of Alive and Well Acupuncture. He is a state certified Acupuncturist and an expert in multiple styles of acupuncture. He also has extensive training in acupressure and deep muscle therapy techniques. He specializes in acute or chronic pain, along with digestive and hormone imbalances. Visit www.

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Spodak Dental Group and Weekes & Callaway Cohost “Derby in Delray”

DELRAY BEACH, FL – Spodak Dental Group and Weekes & Callaway today announced, they are partnering to co-host the Derby in Delray to benefit the Community Caring Center of Greater Boynton Beach (“Community Caring Center”). The event takes place, Saturday, May 3rd from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at Spodak Dental Group, located at 3911 W. Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. All proceeds go directly to support the Community Caring Center’s programing. The event celebrates the 140th Run for the Roses, Kentucky Derby. Spodak Dental Group and Weekes & Callaway seized the opportunity to assist and support the Community Caring Center with an afternoon of food, drinks and entertainment. Jazz musicians Jason Hanley and Jim Kovalick will perform. The Secret Garden Café chefs will provide a menu of Southern-Fare food, including the famous Louisville Hot Brown signature sandwich. A cash bar is open to all attendees and features the Kentucky Derby’s famous libations, the Mint Julep and Firefly Sweet Tea. Contests will be held throughout the evening including, Ladies’ Best Hat and Gentlemen’s Best Bow Tie. Friendly “Derby Bucks” bets are encouraged. Guests have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes in the raffle. Tickets are currently on sale for $20.00 at cccgbb-org.webs. com. RSVP to

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Mastering the Art of Motherhood Juggling Courtesy Elements Massage Special to The Pineapple Being a mom is one of the most precious, rewarding and challenging jobs on the market. When you sign up to become a mom, everyone tells you the best baby equipment to buy, the best pediatrician to contact and the best preschools to start wait-listing your child on before they’re even born. What most forget to share, though, is the need for a mother to become a master juggler in order to survive the adventure of motherhood. If you’re struggling with keeping all of life’s balls in the air, try incorporating the following four motherhood juggling techniques to not only overcome the challenges of motherhood, but establish the groundwork for a rewarding journey. Make the Family Calendar a Priority One of the biggest challenges of being a mother is juggling family, school, extracurricular activities and work commitments for everyone in the family. Carly Opheim, owner of an Elements Therapeutic Massage studio in Boise, Idaho, and soonto-be mother of three, believes that having a detailed family schedule is one of the most important tools for moms to survive juggling all of the different activities of a family. “If it’s not on my calendar, it’s not going to happen,” Opheim says. Eliminate the Guilt Factor Moms can be the worst offenders of feeling guilty for not doing enough for everyone, not reacting the best to every situation and not being able to solve everyone’s problems or ailments. In order to successfully juggle all of the obligations of motherhood, it’s important to release the guilt factor from your mind and body by focusing on healthy and positive thoughts that can carry you to a more stressfree and pleasant mind space. “We all have mental strains and stresses in our daily lives,” Opheim says. “And if we don’t make a conscious effort to flush out these stresses, it will start affecting your mental stability and physical health. “Making time for yourself is not about being a luxury. It’s about taking the time to revive and rejuvenate your mind and body.” Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help Many moms feel like they have to be Wonder Woman and shoulder all of the responsibility of the family by themselves. However, having a great support system -- a spouse, relatives, friends or a mixture of all three -- can make a huge difference in successfully juggling your life and your family’s. Asking for help doesn’t mean that you’re inferior or less of a mother. Instead, it means that you are a master juggler and understand the importance of the age-old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Make Mommy (Me) Time Mandatory If you don’t take time out for yourself, it can really show in the way you interact with your friends, spouse and kids as well as the way you approach your job and personal obligations. When life gets busy, a lot of moms automatically skip out on “Me Time. One way that Opheim suggests juggling life’s daily stresses is by scheduling personal workout time, relaxation and rejuvenation time, and girlfriend time regularly to not only make them a priority in your life, but to ensure that they happen on a routine basis. It’s important for moms to regularly schedule Me Time to clear the mind, relax the body and melt stress away. When the motherhood juggling act is in full swing, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with all of the balls you have in the air. As a mother, it’s important to keep everything in perspective and to remind yourself of these juggling techniques when life gets hectic. And remember, the only item on your calendar that you have control over is Me Time. So make the most out of your Me Time by taking the time to relax and rejuvenate. Your mind, body and family will appreciate it!

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Sue Diener, Terry Fedele, Ellyn Okrent, Tandy Robinson, with $100,000 check for Florence Fuller Child Development Center

providing an integrated, comprehensive system of care for 500 family members on-site at their two centers in Boca Raton. The program includes family crisis intervention; case management, information and referral; parenting skills development; group and individual counseling for parents and children; job training; a mentoring program; financial and nutrition education classes; and healthy take-home family meals five days a week. The final $100,000 grant recipient was The Creative City Collaborative (CCC), also known as the Arts Garage, for their Music and Theatre Education Program. This program will have two components – Drumline and Theatre Education - and will provide quality, no cost, sustained arts education for 1,000 disadvantaged children and youth in south Palm Beach County. The other two finalist organizations, the

Coastal Conservation Association and the United Cerebral Palsy of Palm Beach and Mid Coastal Counties each received a $10,000 grant. “Our mission is to make an impact in our community and the best way to do that is to grow our membership and also retain our current members,” said Sue Diener, co-President of Impact 100 Palm Beach County. “We hope that when you join, you enjoy the experience and return next year. We also encourage even more nonprofits to apply for our grants program. We would like to see every nonprofit in southern Palm Beach County supply their plan and have the opportunity to receive a grant.”

the local community. The group met their target of 300 members this year, allowing them to give away three $100,000 grants. In their three-year-history, Impact 100 has awarded a total of $688,000 to organizations serving south Palm Beach County. Next year, their goal is 400 members and $400,000 in transformational grants. Impact 100 is operated as a charitable fund at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The Foundation also helps with the annual grant-making process. All women who would like to be a part of this powerful “giving circle” are warmly welcomed! To join, or to learn more about Impact 100 Palm Beach County visit or call 561-336-4623.

Joe Peccia, Principal of Pine Grove Elementary School, Rose Blackett and Stephanie Seibel of Achievement Center for Children and Families

Impact 100 Palm Beach County is a charitable women’s organization celebrating “The Power of Women Giving as One.” Their goal is to make it possible for a visionary idea to become a reality in a way that impacts

Sue Diener, Erick Anderson, J.D. Dickenson, Tandy Robinson with check for Coastal Conservation Association’s Lake Worth Lagoon Water Quality Project

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Saying “I Do, Naturally” Wedding Experience Event

By Dr. Raul Rodriguez Special to The Pineapple

Weddings are celebrations of love and joy and there is some exciting wedding news afoot in Delray Beach. “Naturally” was the theme at the 2nd annual “I Do! Delray Beach Destination Weekend Event” by the EcoChic team at internationally acclaimed salon, NAkeD Hair. The salon’s creative directors and their dream team of natural floral designs by Tailored Twig and 4th Avenue Photography, the amazing eyes behind exquisite wedding photography put on an extraordinary event. The event was held at the historic Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square and the Hyatt Place Hotel, both the perfect backdrops to display the talents of this dynamic, dream wedding team. The wizards behind this art, fashion and nature focused wedding themed event were Janine & Adam Shuman, Professional Hair & Makeup Artists and owners of NAKeD Hair, Darin Bahl the visionary behind the Tailored Twig and Matt Sturgess, the talent behind 4th Ave Photography. The Eco-Chic package of wedding hair, makeup, fashion consulting, natural flowers and photography were incredible. “Our mission is to offer our personalized services to brides and grooms seeking to celebrate their special day in a natural effortless style at the beach, backyard or favorite “I Do!” place,” said Janine Shuman. “We invite our loyal sponsors, fans and press to join in making Delray the Eco-Chic wedding destination of South Florida,” said Adam Shuman. For more information, please visit www.

The first part of the series focused on the different perspectives on marijuana due to generational and other population differences. This part will focus on some of the possible benefits of legalization and how they are driving the political support. The first and most important benefit cited is the actual potential medicinal benefit of cannabis. Certain strains of marijuana do have medicinal benefits for certain conditions. The specific strain identified in the proposed bill is called Charlotte’s Web, which has lower amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary active and intoxicating agent) and higher amounts of CBD (cannabidiol, one of the more significant medicinal agents). Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and pain related to cancer, AIDS, and multiple sclerosis, as well as the side effects of some of the stronger medications prescribed to treat these conditions, can be relieved by marijuana. Other conditions such as glaucoma and certain types of epilepsy are also treatable with marijuana. These are conditions regarded as severe and with existing treatment options that are either not fully effective or can be difficult to tolerate due to side effects. Within the context of treating just these conditions, the safety profile and effectiveness of cannabis is favorable and forms the basis of the argument for legalization for medicinal purposes. Common conditions such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia can also be treated

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The Great Legalized Marijuana Debate Part 2 with marijuana, although the rationale here is debatable. Cannabis use will provide symptom relief for many of these cases, but may also worsen many other cases as well. Here is where the short-term benefits can be outweighed by the long-term consequences. The feeling of depression and anxiety in many cases will be masked by marijuana use quickly, but not permanently. The intermediate to long-term effects of the many chemicals contained in the plant on the brain are such that depression and anxiety can worsen. A vicious cycle can ensue where the person smokes pot to relieve symptoms, symptoms temporarily improve and then worsen, and then the person is driven to smoke pot again to relieve symptoms again. This effect can be seen with many pharmaceutical grade medications as well, so the pattern is well known. A key difference with marijuana is that dosing is not standardized in the way pharmaceutical grade medications are. This leads to significantly higher degrees of over-consumption that perpetuates the vicious cycle. This trend mitigates some of the potential medicinal benefits. Medicinal benefits are meant to be the primary focus of the legalization bill, yet other potential benefits will likely drive the issue much more. It is no mystery that the financial impact of legalization of cannabis in the state of Florida is huge. Many have witnessed the extraordinary profits earned in Colorado and other “legal” states. The same effect at the retail level is expected here. Many entrepreneurs and investment groups have already been contemplating opening dispensaries. It is understandable how so many people will be drawn to this. The potential tax revenue for the state and local municipalities is also a major driving force. This is part of why the political support of this issue is actually bipartisan. One of the largest industries in Florida,

agriculture, is also closely following this topic. Florida has many advantages over the many legal northern states, when it comes to actually growing marijuana. Unlike Colorado for example, where indoor greenhouses are necessary, Florida has the ample land, sun, and water available for potential year-round growth. Legalization would be a huge boon for farmers who will have the opportunity to grow a very high profit crop. The other remaining farmers, who choose not to transition their farms into growing cannabis, will also likely see increased profits as they will have less local market competition for their existing crops. Pretty much anyone else in the agriculture food chain, from fertilizer companies to farming equipment, will derive some significant financial benefit. It is without a doubt how major the financial impact legalization will have on the state of Florida, at least in the short term. The main concerns with this issue are the long-term effects on the state and the population as a whole. Short-term benefits, even the financial ones, will not necessarily translate into long-term benefits. The next and final part of the series will focus on the long-term effects and concerns about legalization. Look for Part 3 next month Dr. Rodriguez is the founder and Medical Director of the Delray Center For Healing. He is board certified in both Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, with a clinical focus in the treatment of addiction, eating disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety. The Delray Center For Healing is a comprehensive outpatient treatment center that incorporates the most advanced psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological modalities in the treatment of complex multiple diagnosis cases. Delray Center For Healing 403 SE 1st Street, Delray Beach, FL 33483 • 888-699-5679

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Tired of Painful, Dysfunctional Relationships?

It’s time to love yourself more! Let’s admit that a loving, safe, intimate, and satisfying relationship isn’t easy to find or create. However, it is possible to attract the partner of your dreams and enjoy a happy, compassionate, evolved relationship. If you’re tired of doing all the right things yet still ending up with emotionally toxic partners who break your heart, have hope. You can break free and have the love you deserve! It starts with choosing to love in a different way. Riana Milne, MA, LMHC, CAP and Certified Relationship and Life Coach is the author of LOVE Beyond Your Dreams - Break Free of Toxic Relationships to Have the Love You Deserve. She describes her book as “a relationship book like no other.” If you’re questioning whether to stay or leave a troubled relationship, if you’re experiencing posttraumatic shock and need to heal after a painful breakup or discovering another lie or cheating lover, if your partner left you for another, or you just want to get love right the next time, learn which risky personality types to leave when warning signs emerge. You can learn the crucial personal changes needed to regain your self-esteem and help reinvent yourself to lead you to the most satisfying levels of human love and companionship. The book is divided into four parts: Part 1: How to spot an emotional manipulator or toxic person Part 2: How to stop the cycle of dysfunctional, abusive relationships Part 3: How to save and reinvent yourself and get on a path to healing Part 4: How to have a healthy, loving, evolved relationship

The problems that plague failed relationships are numerous, as two people may have dysfunctional character traits from their past that they bring forward in life and into their love relationships. Riana identifies and defines the problematic behaviors, unhealthy patterns and destructive personality traits that will help you understand your partner’s actions and whether your relationship can be saved. Riana said, “I dedicated this book to all those who have faith that there is a more rewarding and compassionate way to love ourselves and others; who are tired of feeling hurt, battered, lied to, disrespected, disappointed, and without worth, who continually ask themselves, “Why do I keep falling for partners like this?” I want them to feel confident and know that when you can identify and break free from toxic relationships, there exists the promise to have the love you truly desire. Learn how to choose and attract an evolved partner with the healthy characteristics needed to create a loving, happy relationship. Riana Milne brings a proven professional and unique personal background to Love Beyond Your Dreams. She holds an MA in Applied Clinical and Counseling Psychology, has taught and coached for over 30 years, is an expert Certified Relationship & Life Coach, and has practiced as a Marriage, Family and Individual counselor for over 14 years in Atlantic County, NJ. She now works full time at her Florida practice, Therapy by the Sea, 15300 Jog Rd, in Delray Beach. This is her second book in the Beyond Your Dreams™ series. Her free App, My Relationship Coach, offers informative articles and convenient on-the-go access to her Coaching services. The book is available for $16.95 in paperback on her website,, at Barnes and Noble stores, and in kindle ( and nook eBook editions.

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Maintaining your motivation

By Rob Hodgman Special to The Pineapple

Like so many others, you made your New Years Resolution. You bought new workout clothes, and read up on the newest juice diet. Your motivation was at its peak, this was going to be the year. Then you blink and realize that the first quarter of the year is already over. Yes, its already May. So let’s take an honest look at what you have done the first four months. Are you working hard or hardly working? If the low fuel light has turned on, not to worry, its just time to get back on track. Motivation can be a very fickle thing. It comes and goes, there are highs and lows, and once you’ve experienced it, you will do anything to recapture it. There are many ways to keep yourself motivated and on track. It all starts with having a goal. It doesn’t matter what the goal is or why you decided to try to reach it. Here are some tried and tested ways to help respark that motivation and help you reach any goal. Keep goals reasonable – An overall goal is a great way to choose a general direction. Whether you’re trying to add muscle or lose body fat, you should have an idea of what you’re doing (more on that later). Although important, do not get caught up focusing on the overall picture. Large goals can many times seem too daunting and large to overcome. Focusing on the 26.2 miles in a marathon when you can barely run one can be a motivational killer. Instead focus on smaller goals that can seem more achievable and will lead you to your overall goal. An example would be setting a goal of running at least one mile three times this week. That instantly becomes more manageable. The goals seem smaller but when achieved they can quickly add up. Have a support system – Sharing your goals with friends and family can prove to be very helpful. Those who support your goals

will help keep you in check when you may be running low on self control. Along with sharing your goals, don’t be afraid to share your fears. This is something that not many people do, but can make all the difference. Share what you think has the possibilities of derailing you. This will make you more aware of your weak points, so it will make you stronger and more prepared to face them. Also, your support system can help you better manage these issues or hopefully avoid them all together. If letting friends know that ice cream is your weakness, the idea of a Dairy Queen trip may not even come up. Better to avoid then have to test your will power as everyone indulges around you. Have a plan – If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. Once you understand what you are trying to accomplish, you need to know how you’re going to get there. Training to prepare yourself for your first triathlon is going to require a different program than trying to improve on that golf handicap. You need to make sure that you are capitalizing on your efforts. Your training regimen does have the possibility of taking you in the opposite direction of your goal if you are training the wrong way. Read up on different training programs that people used to achieve goals similar to you. Find out what they would have done different. Your gym will have trainers that are educated in maximizing your training to help you reach goals faster, don’t be afraid to ask their opinions. Motivation is the key to achieving all your goals. Following these easy methods will help keep you on track. Rob Hodgman CSCS Firefighter/ Paramedic Bachelors in Exercise Physiology

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ASK THE HEALTH GURU Your Local Guide to Living Your Healthiest Life By Devin Burke Special to The Pineapple Q: I am new to exercise. What are some tips to help me get started? A: Starting an exercise program can be both an exciting and intimidating endeavor. It can also seem like a very daunting task. By making the personal decision to start exercising, you’ve taken the first step…congrats! I believe in keeping it simple. By following these simple tips, and you will be well on your way to starting an exercise program and achieving a healthier, happier you! Note: Before starting any kind of new exercise program, be sure to visit your doctor for a health assessment. This is very important especially when just starting out. 1. Plan it Create a personal plan of action in order to be successful. Connect first with why you are starting an exercise program and know what you want to achieve. Then map out a specific plan to get there. Keep your plan simple. One big reason many people fail when starting an exercise program is they make it too complex and get over-whelmed. 2. Make time Make the time to incorporate exercise into your lifestyle. There are 24 hours in a day, every day we get them and every day we use them. It’s not about more use of your time, it’s all about better use. Think about how much time you are willing to devote to improving your physical body per week. Then ask yourself, “What time of day works best for me?” If you’re a morning person, set aside some extra time each morning to exercise. Make a schedule of when you will exercise and stick to it! 4. Mix it up Adding variety is essential to a successful exercise program. Think outside of the box… Include different types of activities in your exercise routine and think about different places you can do those exercises. One of my favorites is sunrise runs at the beach. Adding

variety to your routine is essential to achieve a physically balanced body. 5. Outcomes – Set & Track them Notice how I didn’t say goals. Goals are either achieved or not achieved. Outcomes, on the other hand, are measureable. By setting outcomes and tracking them, you will be able to see your progress overtime which will keep you motivated. Set some realistic outcomes for what you want to achieve. Do you want to drop 10 pounds for summer to fit into that new bikini? Or maybe you want to complete a 5K? Whatever you want your outcomes to be, be sure to track your progress. Not only will this ensure you are achieving your outcomes, it also drives you to stay on track! Think about how it will feel to reach your desired outcomes. Stay motivated and don’t let fear get in the way. 6. Get Support Don’t be afraid to seek out a qualified exercise professional for assistance. They will help you create a safe, effective exercise program. By hiring a pro, you can be assured that you are doing the exercise with proper form and maximizing your efforts in a safe and effective way. Additionally, you will have someone to hold you accountable, help you stick to your action plan and push yourself past mental barriers. Author Devin Burke is the founder of Empowerment Wellness Solutions, a healthy lifestyle coaching business based in South Florida and Renew Wellness Retreats, a boutique Wellness Retreat Company that offers day, weekend and destination wellness retreats focused on enhancing well-being and conducted by health experts. Have a health question? Email devin@

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Staying Calm During Difficult Transitions By Riana Milne Special to The Pineapple We all have moments in our lives when we are tested to stay calm and balanced during difficult transitions. Just recently moving from Atlantic County, NJ to Delray Beach sure put my sense of peaceful calm to the test! I was so excited to get here, but the process of change, moving and setting up a brand new life and office is quite a challenge even for me, someone who meditates and keeps a spiritual grounding for a drama-free existence. How can someone who is going through transitions make the journey a happy, calm time? It’s all in the mind-set of how you think, and what you think. Setting daily goals, training your mind to stay focused on the current tasks at hand, and staying organized during “the chaos” can be done by living consciously in “the now.” How exactly do you do this? By monitoring your thoughts each and every moment of the day. To stay calm, I wake up to a prayer asking for what I want and need to happen. I mentally review my daily and weekly goals and set a realistic time frame. Day by day I see progress made, as things start unfolding beautifully, leading to personal peace and confidence. I also take time each day to appreciate the beauty of my surroundings – the flowers, palm trees, sunshine and visiting the ocean for serenity. Life, after all, is about enjoying the journey and reaching one’s dream, then living beyond it to the next one. When you look at life in this confident manner, change is stimulating and something you look forward to, not dread. For example, a women leaving a toxic marriage could feel terrified about being alone, or, look at it as a new opportunity to do things she always wanted to, that her partner may “not have allowed” like going back to school or making a career change. A man may get extremely anxious and depressed by a job lay-off, or choose to look at this as a chance to totally reinvent himself and do a job he would enjoy going to every day. For love relationships, change can happen quickly within yourself or your partner, which you must learn to handle calmly and confidently. Sudden changes with your health, career, finances, or in your children or parent’s lives do happen, as the “earth school” will create challenges that you can look at with either fear or love. When you choose to look at things with love, you help yourself and your partner, child, parent or friend through the challenge by considering all your options of what you can do, and not feel stuck in what you can’t do. By focusing on the positive, you help loved ones to feel less anxious, allowing them the confidence to explore the options that a creative, “out-ofthe-box” solution will bring.

My Relationship Coach I help my clients with this all the time. I ask them, “What is your dream?” and then, “Now, let’s make the goals and take those steps to make it happen.” Only your mind and sense of confidence limits you. If you can learn this as a parent, you will raise amazing, confident children who become very successful in their chosen world. To limit or suffocate a child by micro-managing them, keeps them fearful, stuck in childhood and not ready to leave home many years after they should have launched. My daughters have grown up with the “Watch Me!” Mind-set; of which I write about in my book, (co-authored with my daughter Alexi), LIVE Beyond Your Dreams – from Fear and Doubt to Personal Power, Purpose and Success. You can learn the techniques for how to stay balanced during tough transitions, and how to turn a challenging situation into something positive for growth and success. Once you “get” how to have a powerful mind-set, your life and all your relationships will never be the same! With your partner, if you always approach an issue with love, and a feeling of “It’s you and me against the world, and we will figure this out;” versus fear, blame, and anxiety; you will have a successful relationship. You can learn many methods in my book that just launched in April, LOVE Beyond Your Dreams – Break Free of Toxic Relationships to Have the Love You Deserve. Life is too short to stay stressed and unhappy. We all need support during a difficult time and Coaching and Counseling can change your life and your relationships; creating the world you dreamed of! So why wait? Riana Milne, MA, LMHC, CAP is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Cert. Addictions Professional at Therapy by the Sea, LLC; 15300 Jog Rd, Suite 109 in Delray Beach. To learn more or suggest a topic, go to or email FB: Coach Riana Milne. Ph: 201-281-7887.

MorseLife Home and Community Services establishes South Palm Beach County Office DELRAY BEACH, FL – MorseLife’s Home and Community Services has established a new office in the southern part of Palm Beach County at 6561 Flanders Way in Delray Beach in the Kings Point residential community. This office will provide greater convenience for potential clients and patients of programs including MorseLife Home Care, Just Checking care management and Neighbor2Neighbor. State Attorney Dave Aronberg was on hand recently to officially cut the ribbon for the new office. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to expand our senior care services in the southern part of the County – home care and case management in particular,” noted Tina Kowalski, Administrator for MorseLife Home Care. “MorseLife has been serving seniors of Palm Beach County for more than 30 years, so it is wonderful to establish a southern Palm Beach County base with this new office at Kings Point.” Each of these programs will maintain weekly office hours to serve seniors of South Palm Beach County. MorseLife Home Care provides skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapies, medical social work, private home care and mealson-wheels. Just Checking care management provides counseling, guidance, referral and support for seniors and families coping with the challenges of aging. Neighbor2Neighbor, now in 14 senior communities and synagogues,

sets up office hours of a social worker to provide counsel, referral, support and events to help aging residents remain safe, active and independent in their homes. For more information about MorseLife Home and Community Services, call toll-free (888) 616-0707 or visit MorseLife is a nationally recognized, premier provider of health care and residential services for seniors in Palm Beach County. A charitable, not-for-profit organization, its programs include short term rehabilitation, long term care, independent and assisted living, home care, care management, adult day care, and meals-on-wheels.

Ribbon cutting in the Flanders Clubhouse of the new Kings Point office. Photo includes Harriet Sol, MorseLife liaison and resident at Lakes of Delray; Tina Kowalski, Administrator, MorseLife Home Care; State Attorney Dave Aronberg; Vesna Poirier, Director of Patient Services, MorseLife Home Care; and Joyce Moskowitz, Director, Neighbor2Neighbor.

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fashion & beauty From Rags to Linen

By Heather McMechan Special to The Pineapple I had the pleasure of sitting down with Christina Price local mom and owner of the Linen Closet in Delray Beach. Here is the scoop! How did the Linen Closet get started? I was selling industrial rags supplying to large boats and yachts. When I went down to the dock in my heels and my handbag one day, one of the mates from the other boat said, “Hey! We need linens for our boat”. I was basically selling engine rags. The mate proceeded to ask me for monogrammed linens and towels and that’s when I thought I can do this. I was raised by my mom around finer linens. So, I started outfitting yachts and large boats with monogrammed towels and linens. Once I made those connections, I started doing baby gifts along with other monogrammed items. That’s how it all started.

What is your biggest stress as a mom? Wondering whether I am making the right choice. What is your style? I like a little bit of Florida Resort and I keep that style within the Linen Closet. What is your favorite fashion must have? For mothers, I think accessorizing is the key. What is the one beauty product you cannot live without? Concealer, mascara and lip gloss. How do you stay organized? My smartphone and I still write everything down. How do you keep your daughter organized? She has her own school supply box and organized craft space to do homework and projects. Your favorite restaurant in Delray? 32 East What are some great mother’s day gift ideas from the Linen Closet? I have something for every local mom out there. Here are some of my picks that would make perfect Mother’s Day Gifts and would make any mom happy.

The Pampered Mom Thymes Bath Collection in Aqua Coraline Body Wash $21 Bubble Bath $32 Body Scrub $21

The Stylish Mom Embroidered pique shift dress $78 Chunky gold linked necklace $36

The Clean Air Mom Lampe Berger oil diffusing lampes range $40 and up Mothers Day Special, buy a lampe get 3 mini oils free

The Beach Club Mom Pique shorts with starfish button detail $48 Gold starfish tote $48 Black & gold celtic knot long necklace $30 The Home Mom Mangiacotti Home Aromatherapy gift set $26 Includes: Surface cleaner, Kitchen soap and free caddy

Hair Styles Hair Products:Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em, You Need Them! By Dianne E. Adams Special to The Pineapple You take time out of your busy life to go to the salon and have your hair done. You do this because you love the way your hair looks, feels and behaves when your stylist does it. Then when your stylist is finished and you are getting ready to leave they ask, “Do you need any hair products?” You may say that you don’t. Then you go home and in a few days you shampoo your hair and style it and say to yourself, “Why doesn’t it ever look as good when I do my hair?” I admit it is more difficult to blow and style your own hair. Stylists do have a better angle and tension. But we also use products every time and it truly makes a difference. It may seem like your stylist is trying to sell you something and it is true! But we are doing it for an excellent reason. We want your hair to look as great everyday as it does when you leave the salon. Look at hair products as a beauty investment. They may cost a bit more up front but think about how good you will feel for months to come when your hair looks amazing everyday. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing hair products: • What is the condition of your hair? Dry and frizzy • Oily and flat Course and thick • Sparse and limp • How do you want your hair to look for the next few days? Silky and straight • Bouncy curls Tons of soft waves • Lots of sexy volume

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• What is the long-term goal of your hair product? Improve the quality of your hair Maintain the current quality of your hair Increase density • Reduce frizz • What kind of hair tools are you planning to use? Flat iron • Curling iron • Velcro rollers Hot rollers • Blow dryer

These are just a few key factors in choosing the proper regime for your hair. Take a few extra minutes and talk with your stylist. Ask lots of questions about why they recommended certain products. Tell them exactly what you want your hair to look like and how comfortable you are with styling your hair. You may need more that one shampoo, conditioner and styling product. It is not a waste of money because certain products are designed for very specific things. A great tip is to buy travel size products, that way you have lots of options for how you feel on a given day and you won’t break the bank. It may sound extreme but if you want movie star hair everyday you have to spend a little extra money and time. With the right products and guidance from your stylist you will have lots of great hair products in your arsenal and you will love your hair! Dianne E. Adams is owner-stylist of Studio Seven Hair in Pineapple Grove. Visit


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SOFA District lofts to add mixed-use project south of Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach

The Delray Beach City Commission at their February 25th meeting unanimously approved the SOFA District Lofts. Featuring 76 Loft style for sale condominiums, retail, and 15,000 sq. ft. of Class-A office space spread across two sites , the Mixed-Use project will be the first of its kind in the newly branded SOFA District. Designed by Richard Jones Architecture, the hip modern style with iconic hole in the middle of the façade will certainly attract residents and business’s looking to be part of Delray’s walkable downtown. SOFA District, a phrase first coined by Richard Jones has been picked up by local press including the city’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA), who will begin to promote the name and the area as Delray’s newest up and coming urban neighborhood.

City of Delray Beach invites public to attend Leadercast at Palm Beach State College Boca Raton Campus on May 9 The City of Delray Beach invites the public to attend the upcoming Leadercast on Friday, May 9, 2014, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at the Boca Raton campus of Palm Beach State College, 3000 Saint Lucie Avenue, Boca Raton. Leadercast is a one-day leader development event that is broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, Georgia to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including the City of Delray Beach. This year’s program will be held in the Lecture Hall of Palm Beach State College Boca Raton Campus and will focus on the theme “Beyond You.” The diverse group of internationally-acclaimed authors, leadership experts and practitioners will share insights that will help leaders empower others at work, at home and in the community to make choices that matter. Speakers for

this year’s event include: • Laura Bush, Former First Lady of the United States and author of Spoken from the Heart. • Malcolm Gladwell, Award-winning journalist and bestselling author of David & Goliath, Outliers and The Tipping Point. • Laura Schroff, Former Time executive and best-selling author, An Invisible Thread. • Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP the world’s largest provider of business software. • Andy Stanley, Leadership Author and Communicator whose books include The Next Generation Leader, Visioneering, Enemies of the Heart, and The Principle of the Path. • Dr. Henry Cloud, Clinical Psychologist and Business Continued on page 4 Consultant and author of over 20 books,

Make It BIG Event with real estate superstar Frank McKinney Frank McKinney

and has been for the past 25 years. He’s an oceanfront “artist” who single handedly changed the face of high-end oceanfront real estate, a five-time bestselling author in four genres, an ultra-marathoner who has run 135 nonstop miles across the Death Valley desert 6 times, oversees the Caring House Project – a charity building in Haiti and elsewhere, and he even played Jesus in a recent awardwinning short film.

“ By Natalie Williams Special to The Pineapple


ingerly traversing the suspension bridge as I eagerly anticipate my meeting with Frank McKinney in his world famous oceanfront treehouse office, I quickly realize I’m in for a life changing conversation. Frank McKinney is a modern-day renaissance man,

I truly despise the snake-oil salesman mentality of some in the real estate guru industry.” - Frank McKinney

Now he has set out to revolutionize the self-help and real estate education industry by personally hosting daylong education events across the country where each guest not only comes away transformed, but each attendee also provides at least one permanent single family home to a desperately poor and homeless child in Haiti. If you think you have lived a full life accomplishing all your goals....McKinney will cause to aspire to higher ones. Depending on who you talk to, perhaps McKinney’s ultimate achievement has been his work with the Caring House Foundation. A few times a year McKinney travels to Haiti, the poorest country in the world, to oversee the creation of new, entirely self-sufficient villages. These villages contain 40 - 50 houses, a community center, church, school, clinic, renewable food, clean drinking water and some form of free enterprise. He builds some of the world most beautiful homes for the ultra-wealthy so he can provide shelter to the poorest of the poor. It’s simply amazing. To date, Continued on page 11


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DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has announced Earl Prizlee joined the staff as CRA Project Manager on Monday, March 31. As Project Manager, Prizlee will manage and monitor activities and progress of redevelopment projects within the CRA district, coordinating the planning, design, and construction of residential, commercial, and public use projects from inception to completion. Prizlee served as the Engineering Design Manager for the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach CRA for over 10 years. He previously worked as a Project Engineer for The Sear-Brown Group in Rochester, NY where he managed a professional team of engineers and designers of multi-million dollar roadway and bridge projects. He brings two decades of experience and service in the engineering field, specifically in technical design and client Earl Prizlee management. “Earl’s knowledge and experience in facilitating infrastructure and construction projects will significantly help the Delray Beach CRA in implementing the community’s future redevelopment plans ,” said Diane Colonna, CRA Executive Director. To learn more about other CRA projects and initiatives, visit the CRA website at or call the CRA office at (561) 276-8640.

GUIDE OFFERS ROADMAP FOR DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES DDA partners with the City of Delray Beach to create tool to facilitate business ownership

DELRAY BEACH, FL – In partnership with the City of Delray Beach, the Downtown Development Authority produces The Practical Guide for Downtown Businesses. This booklet is an easyto-navigate, current, and organized view of the many city ordinances, downtown parking areas, security and safety programs. The booklet has over 30 pages of important to know details that are pertinent to the Downtown, and the downtown business owners, including ways to get involved with Delray Beach organizations and the DDA. The Practical Guide is an updated reproduction of a similar booklet that was produced by the DDA, the City and the Atlantic Avenue Merchant Association in 2002. “We are proud to be a part of this very important project, as the Practical Guide for Downtown Businesses is a resource for new and existing business owners and managers, providing a simple understanding of what the rules and regulations are within the Downtown Delray Beach area,” expresses Robert Barcinski, Assistant City Manager, Delray Beach, Florida. This handbook creation was collaborative project between the DDA team and the City staff that contains very useful and diverse information that is now available a simple to navigate, reference format. Information such as who is responsible for the decorative lights, signage regulations and sidewalk cleaning is now available at the users fingertips. There are also sections that cover business safety, customer service, where to park and the importance of customer Continued on page 11

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Fifth Third Bank partners with The Salvation Army in West Palm Beach to fight hunger WEST PALM BEACH, FL – According to Feeding America, more than 949,910 South Florida residents have food insecurity, meaning they do not have consistent access to vital nutrition. To help fill this need, Fifth Third Bank (South Florida) has partnered with The Salvation Army to collect 5,300 pounds of non-perishable food items during the “Feeding our Communities” food drive. Donations will be accepted at all Fifth Third bank branches from April 7 to 25. “Hunger is a critical need, and together, we can make a difference for thousands of our neighbors,” said David Call, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank (South Florida). “Feeding our Communities” is a component of Fifth Third Day (May 3), an annual event when the bank celebrates its heritage by giving back to the community. The bank’s South Florida affiliate’s partnership with The Salvation Army serves to address the effects of critical issues plaguing the state: hunger and homelessness. This is the fifth year that this effort will benefit The Salvation Army and its partner food banks. “Every day we receive calls and walk-

ins from individuals looking for food in our community,” said Captains Pierre, area commander for The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County. “We are so thankful that we have valuable community partners like Fifth Third Bank who assist us in making sure our pantries stay full. The donated food will be used in Palm Beach County to assist homeless and struggling families needing a beacon of hope in their lives.” In Palm Beach County, The Salvation Army provides an average of up to 750 pounds of food to residents in need each month. Food collection bins are set up at all 64 Fifth Third banking centers in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Palm Beach and Broward counties. Bank employees and customers – as well as local businesses and community residents – are encouraged to contribute non-perishable food items. Most needed are canned fruit, peanut butter, boxed cereal, canned meats and beans. To donate, stop by your local Fifth Third banking center or visit to find a location nearest you.

DELRAY BEACH, FL – The 3rd Annual Seek in the City Scavenger Hunt is now open for registration, the website is live and it’s time to strategize and pick your teams! The Nonprofit Council of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce created the event, which is run through Chamber Charities, a 501(c) 3 organization and will occur on Saturday, June 21st, from 2 - 7pm with a Scavenger Hunt that lasts from 3 – 6pm. The event aims to increase traffic and awareness to Delray Beach businesses in the summer, to raise money for participating charities, and to have a fun communitywide event with a chance to win prizes. Registration is now open for Seekers who want to participate in the Scavenger Hunt that is a fast paced educational and fun activity for adults. Knowledge of Delray Beach can come in handy, particularly of Chamber member businesses and local landmarks around the Greater Delray Beach area, with point value based on difficulty of the clue, distance, and other factors. The more Clue Stops the teams discover, the more points are accumulated to potentially win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place prizes. Seekers will check in at the newly renovated Elks Lodge at 2pm, the site of the Kick Off and Awards Ceremony and will receive a list of 100+ clues that they must decipher and locate during the Hunt. A team of up to 5 participants may register now online at for $125 until May 31st and $150 leading up to the day of the event. Individuals may register for $50. Only 50 teams may participate this year; sign up early, as the 2013 event nearly sold out. The entry

fee includes participation in the event, a chance to win prizes, Awards Ceremony and a t-shirt. In June 2012, the inaugural event raised close to $8,000 and last year’s event on June 22nd, 2013 raised over $11,000 which was dispersed equally to 10 pre-selected charities. The list of participating nonprofits chosen as recipients for the 2014 event and how funds will be used is available at Event Chairs, Kelly Kerr (Co-Chair of the Nonprofit Council) and Kim Bentkover (Membership Director of the Chamber) are excited to launch the event this year. Kerr stated that “This event is quickly gaining momentum as a fun summertime activity that engages the entire community: bringing consumers directly to businesses, raising money for 10 local charities and creating a sense of camaraderie and friendly competition among teams.” SMDigital Partners, a local full service digital agency will continue their involvement in Seek in the City as the Technology Partner. They created and manage the website and are responsible for the QR code system that electronically tracks Seekers progress by tallying each clue stop check point in real time, while ensuring that teams stick together and capturing every moment of the hunt with smart phone photo uploads. There are several ways to be involved in Seek in the City: Become a Seeker, a Sponsor, or a Clue Stop. All can be done online, so seek more information and sign up: www. Questions may be directed to or call the Chamber (561) 666-9705.

3rd Annual Seek In The City Scavenger Hunt in Delray Beach

DELRAY MARKETPLACE INTRODUCES “DELRAY DIVA” “Delray Diva” Jen Stone to be the voice of all things dining, entertainment, and shopping at Delray Marketplace DELRAY BEACH, FL (April 22, 2014) – Delray Marketplace is pleased to introduce “Delray Diva” Jen Stone, who will report on all things dining, entertainment, and shopping at the 254,686 sq. ft. center. Stone will blog about Delray Marketplace’s restaurants and retailers, featuring fashion tips and trends, dining news, store promotions and specials, event updates and more. Blogs will also include exclusive video segments, which will regularly post on and In addition, the “Delray Diva” will appear in center advertising campaigns. Former Boca Raton Magazine Video Reporter and Editor, Stone is an experienced new-media professional specializing in creating, producing, and packaging original video content across multiple platforms. She is an expert in television hosting, field producing, entertainment/lifestyle reporting, editorial content creation (including video and web), and social networking. For more information on the “Delray Diva,” please visit

TEDxBocaRaton launches its premiere event

May 9 Conference to be held at FAU BOCA RATON, FL – TEDx, an independently organized TED event, http://, makes its debut with a program designed with the mission, “Ideas worth spreading”. Featuring an intriguing full line up of speakers, it will take place Friday, May 9 in the University Theatre on the Florida Atlantic University campus. The conference is an array of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances by experts on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder — and also to trigger interesting conversations and ideas that matter. For this Boca Raton debut of TEDx talks, the event runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $100, and include all meals and beverages and a seat in the main auditorium. Tickets for students have limited availability and include all meals and beverages for $30, and seating in the simulcast lounge. All tickets may be purchased at http://www. where biographies and information on all expert speakers selected for this TEDx event may be seen. TEDxBocaRaton will connect attendees with a unique collection of talks that will stimulate dialogue, engage the audience, and develop ideas at the local level. The conference’s sessions include a variety of topics. These enriching stories were selected because they trigger ideas, create meaningful conversations, and expand thought. From a philanthropic young beauty queen with an entrepreneurial spirit to a clinical psychologist and relationship expert, the speakers are knowledgeable, thought provoking, and worth hearing. Among those presenting: • PASCAL DEPUHL happily created advertising photography for his clients and began to see that people surfing the web were shifting to mobile devices. Believing that video was going to become the online language of choice in a few years, he began his learn filmmaking. Pascal believes we all have a gift within us that we need to discover and be enabled to do what we are supposed to do with our lives. It is a gift that you can’t learn in school, it is ours to develop. • BRAD SHORT started his journey with parkour at the age of 14. Parkour is an athletic discipline, in which participants negotiate any environment in as efficiently as possible using their physical abilities. It commonly involves running, jumping, vaulting, rolling, and other similar physical movements. Brad became fascinated after seeing a film about parkour, and knew it was what he wanted to do. He started his own YouTube channel in 2011 dedicated to showcasing his parkour abilities and became recognized for his intense ability and daring stunts. Short attended Florida Atlantic University and pursued a degree in exercise science. In February 2011, he became a certified parkour and freerunning instructor through the World Freerunning and Parkour Federation (WFPF). He is now the manager and head instructor at Intensity Parkour, a parkour gym in Margate, Florida. • SUSAN HILL SKEMP Susan is the Executive Director for the Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) located at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Skemp will be sharing how the SNMREC engineers, faculty, and students are making a unique contribution to a broadly diversified portfolio of renewable energy for the nation’s future.http://snmrec. • MACE HOROFF has worked in the field of professional selling his entire life as a frontline salesperson, sales manager, sales trainer, and sales expert who delivers programs on sales performance to corporations and associations. Mace recognized something that he’s ready to share with the world: that sex and sales are not that different. Mace’s new book, “The Sex in Sales: The Dirty Little Book of Sales Success” will be released this month. He is also the author of “Mastering Medical Sales,” a book dedicated to selling to some of the most educated and discriminating buyers in the world–healthcare professionals. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently across the country. TED’s celebrated format: A suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances presented at live events like this May 9 one, as well as TEDTalks videos from For a list of speaker biographies, information about the event and ticket purchase, please visit http://www.

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biz briefs Dover House Resort management company receives Florida Green Lodging Certification


ELRAY BEACH, FL – Dover House Resort, a vacation and timeshare condominium complex in Delray Beach, operated by Landex Resorts International, Inc., of Lehigh Acres, Florida, was awarded the prestigious “Florida Green Lodging Certification” by the Department of Environmental Protection’s, Florida Green Lodging Program. This designation recognizes environmental leaders in Florida’s hospitality industry. Dover House is proud to be a Florida lodging facility that has met requirements in sustainable settings and operation of the highest standards in environmental protection and preservation. The award factors in a number of environmental practices in various areas of sustainable operations such as communication & education relating to customers, employees and the public; preservation; waste reduction; water conservation; energy efficiency; and indoor air quality. Dover House General Manager, Leonardo Dahbur, points out that “this award is an exciting time for the resort. We work very hard to bring great customer service, communicate our initiatives to our guests and create the tropical look and feel they expect while they are in Florida. ”Spearheading the green movement, Robyn Rocco/VP of Landex/ CAM (community association manager at Dover House, reflected, “Since the renovation, the measured environmental and financial outcome has saved the resort 40% on their utility and energy operating expenses.” Rocco also applauded Florida’s supportive Energy Star program for tax incentives in association with the resorts green initiatives. “We will continue to expand our sustainable and ‘green’ efforts at Dover House to provide our guests with environmentally responsible surroundings,” adds Ruth Anglickis, President of Landex. We are excited to share our best management practices with timeshare properties in Florida who understand that now is the right time to make smart choices for sustainable practices and consumer awareness programs. There is an increasing demand in the timeshare and resort marketplace to improve visibility through sustainable and conservation measures. We are proud to be part of these conscientious efforts.” Dover House will continue their commitment to ‘green practices’ with annual upgrades, supporting new practices, and demonstrating that they can make a lasting impact on Florida’s preservation for years to come. For more information, visit www.

WOMEN OF TOMORROW PALM BEACH COUNTY INAUGURAL WINE DINNER The Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program will be hosting its inaugural wine dinner celebration at the New York Prime Steakhouse in Boca Raton on Monday, May 19, 2014. The silent auction will commence at 6:30 pm, and dinner will be served at 7:30 pm. Individual tickets for the event are $125.00 each. Corporate and patron sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds will benefit Women of Tomorrow programs in Palm Beach County. To reserve your tickets, please contact Victoria Varela at V.Varela@ or 305-371-3330. 1ST UNITED BANCORP, INC. ANNOUNCES DIVIDEND INCREASE BOCA RATON, FL – 1st United Bancorp, Inc. (“1st United”) the holding company for 1st United Bank, a Florida chartered commercial bank, announced that its board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.02 per share on shares of 1st United common stock, payable on May 23, 2014 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 5, 2014. 1st United is a financial holding company headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. 1st United’s principal subsidiary, 1st United Bank, is a Florida chartered commercial bank, which operates 21 branches in South and Central Florida, including Brevard, Broward, Hillsborough, Indian River, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach, and Pinellas Counties. BOCA RATON-BASED AD AGENCY DONATES EDUCATIONAL AUTISM VIDEOS April was National Autism Awareness Month and a Boca Raton-based Advertising agency put its money where its mouth is. Pinnacle Advertising, in conjunction with Autism Education and Behavior Training Services, donated educational videos specifically designed to help parents and educators overcome the everyday challenges of raising and/or teaching a child with autism. These videos show how to overcome picky eating, how to expand a child’s interests, and so much more. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the prevalence of autism has risen to 1 in every 68 births in the United Sates and almost 1 in 54 boys,” said Pinnacle President & CEO, Peter Gary. “Moreover, the lifetime cost of caring for a child with autism ranges from $3.5 million to $5 million and this country is facing almost $90 billion in costs for autism. While there is no cure for autism, studies show that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes; these videos offer parents and teachers an opportunity to master techniques usually reserved for professional therapists.” Gary said that anyone can get the free videos, which traditionally sell for $39.99 each by going to JONES LUMBER COMPANY JOINS US LBM BOCA RATON, FL -- US LBM Holdings, LLC announced the acquisition of Jones Lumber Company of Boca Raton, from founder and President Mark Jones. Founded in 1981, Jones Lumber is the leading supplier of lumber and building materials to the South Florida markets with two locations in Fort Pierce and Boca Raton. Jones Lumber offers a wide range of wood products, including dimensional lumber of all species, pressure treated lumber, Southern Yellow Pine, plywood as well as a variety of hardware items to homebuilders, remodelers, and specialty contractors. “We are excited and proud to join the US LBM team. Jones Lumber has been a key partner in the development of our communities for over 33 years,” said Mark Jones, President. “This opportunity enables us to continue providing superior products and services to our loyal clients across South Florida while providing a platform for growth to our associates and partners well into the future.” “Jones Lumber is a key strategic addition to the US LBM team, expanding our presence and capabilities into the Southeastern region,” said L.T. Gibson, President & CEO of US

LBM. “The dedicated and knowledgeable team at Jones enjoy success by providing a local feel and focus to their customers, which aligns perfectly with the goals of US LBM.” For more information on Jones Lumber Company visit / PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICES AVAILABLE “A LA CARTE” AT PUGLIESE BOUTIQUE FIRM BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Keying in to the realities of the current business climate, Pugliese Public Relations, a boutique public relations firm in Boynton Beach, Florida, specializes in packaging public relations services at an affordable price. The firm uses “a la carte” pricing so that clients can choose, or mix and match the different elements to create customized campaigns that not only best fit their unique needs, but also their budgets. The service is the brainchild of PR pro Tina Pugliese, an executive coach, who has been practicing public relations with major national organizations in Washington, DC for more than two decades.

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According to Pugliese, “A public relations firm can cost anywhere from $5,000 a month and more—a price way out of reach for many small businesses. So what’s an entrepreneurial venture to do to spread the word? I’ve created a concept that offers an alternative to the high-priced firms.” Pugliese Public Relations lets entrepreneurs select the services they want on an a la carte basis. Prices begin at $250 to prepare and distribute a news release. The a la carte concept was created to assist entrepreneurs, start-ups, small and mediumsized companies and individuals in gaining access to the vital, professional public relations services they need to gain a foothold in today’s highly competitive marketplace. Recognizing that funding is often a huge initial consideration in such ventures, Pugliese Public Relations created a way to bridge the gap—allowing small and mid-sized companies and individuals to build their campaign, piece by piece, as funds become available. “We are ideal for companies that have limited resources, understaffed communications departments that need to outsource projects, or companies that wish to better control their communications budgets,” states Pugliese. “In essence, we are a shopping mall of communications activities, and you can utilize all or part of our services without committing to a large, on-going monthly retainer like some big-name PR agencies with sky-high hourly fees.” Pugliese Public Relations specializes in public relations, media coaching, special events, and crisis management on a local and national level. The firm’s creative approach gives clients invaluable insights allowing them to more effectively reach their goals. For more information, visit their website at www. or call (561) 889-3575. BUSINESS CONSULTANTS OF SOUTH FLORIDA ENTREPRENEUR CLIENTS STRATEGICALLY GROWING THEIR BUSINESS Business Consultants of South Florida (BCoSF), a South Floridabased Business, Marketing and Sales Consulting Company is currently working with many entrepreneurial clients to take their business to the next level. Co-founded by Kimberly West and Allison Turner, BCoSF works with companies to strategically grow, expand and increase revenue through proven

business, marketing and sales strategies. Francisco Perez-Azua of FPA Enterprises recently moved his offices to 111 SE 2nd St., Suite 102, Delray Beach. With the launch of his real estate brokerage company earlier this year and the continued growth of his architectural company, Francisco found he needed a space to house the two businesses and room for future growth. For more information, go to K. Everett Brooks of Entranced SoulLutions LLC, having launched his success coaching business, is now working on creating the strategies to build his ongoing workshops and mastermind groups. With a background in the pharmaceutical industry, Everett worked with sales teams to build stronger relationships within the team and out in the field. Currently working on Phase I of his five-year plan, he is looking to build a strong foundation over the next year with the help of BCoSf. For more information go to http:// Thaddeus Gamory of Swim Tri Pros, a swim coach and triathlon trainer, is launching Fear2FantasticTM focused on working with those afraid to swim who may want to become triathletes. He is holding his first organized triathlon, with a focus on drowning prevention, in Lake Worth in August at the Diversity in Aquatics (a 501c3) Conference. More information to come. Athletes Edge of Boca Raton is currently working with Universal Property and Casualty Insurance Company in Ft. Lauderdale to create an onsite corporate gym complete with training programs for every employee. To learn more about their corporate fitness programs, go to Cathy Davis of Minnie’s List is planning her second Annual Enlightenment Conference in October 2014 to celebrate the one-year anniversary of her South Florida Online Spiritual Resource Website, Minnie’s List. Learn more about Minnie’s List at www. To learn more about the company, go to or call (561) 276-4422.

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including Necessary Endings, Integrity, and 9 Things A Leader Must Do. • Simon Sinek, Author and Speaker whose books include: Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, and Leaders Eat Last. • Randall Wallace, Director, Producer, and Screenwriter; the Oscar-nominated creative force behind Braveheart, We Were Soldiers, Pearl Harbor, and Secretariat. • Desmond Tutu, Nobel Laureate & Human Rights Activist. Archbishop Tutu is a world-renowned human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance and are $75 or $65 for students and non-profit organizations. Lunch, refreshments, journal and parking are included. To purchase tickets, go to www. Contact Dot Bast in Human Resources for group ticketing at 561-243-7127 or by E-mail at For more information on Leadercast, visit This is the fourth year that the City of Delray Beach has hosted this dynamic conference and the first year partnering with Palm Beach State College Corporate and Continuing Education at the Boca Raton Campus as Platinum Sponsors. The Leadercast event will be the beginning of a yearlong process of bringing innovative leaders together to challenge and encourage each other at roundtable and networking events. All ticket holders will be invited to participate in these half-day conferences at no additional charge.

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people Premier Eye Care adds two new executives to continued growth Two new senior-level executives have joined Premier Eye Care, contributing highlevel experience and expertise to the company as it continues to grow its team. Eloy Montesino

Eloy Montesino has joined Premier as Director of Claims, bringing over 25 years of claims operations management experience to his new role. He is responsible for the oversight of the claims team, including processing activities, the claims call center and claims operational functions. Prior to coming to Premier, Montesino was the Claims Manager at Concordia Behavioral Health. He was also previously Manager of Medical Claims for the University of Miami Behavioral Health, and Health Maintenance Organization Claims Manager for the Jackson Health System. Montesino graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management from Nova Southeastern University. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged. Marla Grant

Marla Grant has joined Premier as Director of Corporate Relations, with over 20 years of experience in operations, management, and community relations. In her new role, she will oversee corporate communications. Prior to coming to Premier, Grant was a Frontline Leader for Humana. She was also previously Director of Community Relations for the Florida Blood Services Foundation. Grant graduated from Eckerd College with a bachelor’s degree in organizational studies and a concentration in human development. Grant is the founder and director of Kickin’ for Kids, a volunteer, non-profit organization that donates to various charitable organizations and research facilities, and she also volunteers for the National Marrow Donor Program. “We are fortunate to add such highlevel, experienced individuals to our team,” said Lorna Taylor, President and CEO of Premier Eye Care. “Eloy’s extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of Claims Management makes him an exciting addition. And Marla’s experience with community relations and operations is in perfect sync with the core values of Premier and brings substantial talent to our corporate and community initiatives.” For more information, visit www.

Former AT&T Exec Chris Hill joins OpenPeak as new President

BOCA RATON, FL – Leading enterprise mobile device and application management provider OpenPeak Inc. recently welcomed former AT&T executive Christopher K. Hill as Boca Raton-based OpenPeak’s new President, in a newly created role reporting directly to Chairman and CEO Dan Gittleman. Hill, who previously served as Senior Vice President, Advanced Solutions, for AT&T Business, is tasked with executing OpenPeak’s strategic vision during the company’s dynamic, rapid growth phase. In addition to leading an aggressive international channel expansion strategy, Hill will oversee product and operational excellence and be responsible for identifying and capitalizing on new global business development opportunities. “Chris’ exceptional leadership and deep expertise in the enterprise mobility space makes him an outstanding addition to our team in this vital role at such a critical time in OpenPeak’s growth,” said Gittleman. “I’m thrilled to have him on board and look forward to tapping into his strategic vision and proven ability to take OpenPeak to the next level.” Over the past 17 years with AT&T Hill has held various executive roles instrumental in building and deploying the company’s business and enterprise mobility solutions. As Vice President of B2B Strategy and Operations at AT&T Wireless, he was responsible for enterprise mobility sales strategy and operations. He moved on to serve as Vice President for AT&T’s Government, Education and Medical Segments, and later as Vice President for Mobility Product Management, overseeing areas such as Machine-to-Machine (M2M), fixed mobile convergence (FMC), small business solutions and international managed services. Most recently, as SVP of Advanced Solutions, Hill was responsible for the strategy and execution in development of the Advanced Solutions business unit, including M2M, mobile solutions, and unified communications for all business and government segments. He completed Harvard Business School’s General Management Program after earning a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia. “I’ve been incredibly impressed by OpenPeak’s groundbreaking technology, the only solution in the world that has integrated a secure workspace with mobile network capabilities in powerful new ways,” Hill said. “I’m honored and excited to be a part of this innovative environment that is shaping the mobile enterprise management landscape, and truly mobilizing today’s workforce. I look forward to contributing to OpenPeak’s continued success, vision for the future and next stage of accelerated growth.” OpenPeak’s suite of enterprise-class mobile device and application management solutions provide the security, simplicity and sophisticated solutions to help companies and service providers of all sizes capitalize on the growth in mobile business, while mitigating risks and maximizing efficiency. For more details about OpenPeak’s full suite of enterprise-class mobile device and application solutions, visit

John Campanola receives three awards from New York Life

DELRAY BEACH, FL – John M. Campanola, an agent with New York Life, one of America’s largest mutual life insurance providers, has been honored with three awards from the company’s South Florida General Office. Campanola received several awards from his office including the New Associate of the Month award for achieving the most production within his office for January 2014. In 2013, his office recognized him as the New Associate Annuity Leader and he also qualified for the Annuity Elite Award, a program that recognizes and rewards top producers across variable, fixed and income annuity products. New York Life agents sold $5.4 billion of annuities of all types in 2013, a 14 percent increase from 2012. “I am greatly honored to have received these business awards,” stated Campanola. “But I always remember that the interests of my clients are what motivates me on a daily basis. I enjoy helping families and businesses in my community plan for a more secure financial future.” As an agent with New York Life’s South Florida General Office, Campanola offers a variety of products to help meet clients’ insurance and financial needs—including but not limited to college funding, retirement, estate conservation, mortgage protection, charitable giving, managing costs for extended periods of care, and lifetime income strategies. Campanola has been a New York Life agent since early 2012. He is a long-time Florida resident who is active in local activities and events. He is a recent graduate of Leadership Delray, and is very active and involved in the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce where he is Chairman of the Ambassadors and a member of many of its committees and organizations. He is also a Director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative. He is the winner of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce 2013-2014 Ambassador of the Year award and a winner of the 2013-2014 Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award. Campanola is also very active and involved in the Greater Lantana Chamber of Commerce where he is a member of their Board of Directors.

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Also joining the Posh Properties roster this year, is longtime Delray Beach resident and agent, Bob Wallace. A northeastern transplant, Wallace relocated to Florida in 2002. His personal passion for Real Estate and Architecture, proved to be his calling as he purchased and renovated numerous properties in the New Jersey and Florida. He is a Rutgers alumnus, and enjoyed a successful career on Wall Street working with several major Brokerage Firms, which included Solomon Bros, Prudential Bache, Bear Stearns & Co. and Gruntal & Co. He developed new offices globally, managed risk and helped rescue businesses that were in danger of being closed. His product experience includes all investment lines including the securitization of Real Estate. With an extensive business background and his passion for Real Estate and the Delray Beach lifestyle, he will quickly puts you at ease and earn your trust, to professionally assist you in making the important real estate decisions you need to reach your goals. Wallace can be reached at 561-251-2481 or email him at

Rising star joins the agent roster at Posh Properties

Posh Properties is pleased to welcome Devin Stoner to their roster of exceptional agents. Born and raised in Delray Beach, Stoner knows her local real estate. She continues to be a vital part of her community, her background includes, swim coach at the Aqua Crest Community Pool, the Florida coordinator A-Skate foundation assisting children with autism, and is an active member of the local Elks Lodge #1770, and volunteers at numerous community events throughout the year. Devin Stoner

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Crystal Winter appointed General Manager at Fairfield Inn Boca Raton

Newly appointed General Manager, Crystal Winter will be responsible for all phases of the Fairfield Inn Boca Raton operations and administration, including the management of approximately 30 associates. A native of Montauk, NY, she joins the Boca team from her most recent position as General Manager at the Ocean Beach Resort in Montauk. Winter’s previous management experience includes positions as Assistant General Manager and Guest Services Manager for several hotels and resorts in the Long Island, NY area, as well as her role as Front Desk Supervisor at the Waterford Hotel Group-managed Courtyard by Marriott in Warwick, RI. Winter is a graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business in New York City with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and International Business.

Stoner’s first week as a sales associate proved to be as successful as her outstanding performance as the office manager, having secured several customers and a sales contract. Bravo to Devin Stoner. You can reach Stoner at 561-702-5953 or email her at

Having worked as the office manager for Posh Properties for the past year and half, Stoner was able to learn the business from the ground up. “I found Devin’s work ethic to be outstanding and her ability to take on any job presented to her and succeed, impressive. I know she will continue to excel at any endeavor she chooses and I am happy she has chosen to hang her license with Posh Properties,” says Jerilyn Walter, Broker/Owner.

Posh Properties’ business would not be complete without the addition of their new Office Manager, Chelsey Hublar. Hublar earned her Real Estate license in 2013 and was working as a bartender at Deck 84, when she began seeking out an opportunity to get into the Real Estate industry. Hublar found Posh Properties. “It’s the perfect situation for me. Becoming the office manager here at Posh Properties will allow me a mentoring program with hands on training. The agents are great to work with and are generous with their time and advice,” says Hublar. Originally from Indiana, Hublar, like so any other transplants, relocated to South Florida for the great weather and beaches. Hublar can be reached at 561-330-4731 or email her at Feel free to stop by the offices of Posh Properties and say hello, or visit their website

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“Until It Happens To You” By Jeremy Office Special to The Pineapple As humans we sometimes disregard inherent dangers and consequences. We become nonchalant to the reality that it could happen to you. Much like how we sometimes ignore the check engine light and are surprised when we break down on the highway, or when we ignore our health symptoms and go to the doctor only when the pain is unbearable, people give little concern to identity theft and fraud until they are a victim. Identity theft has become a major growing problem worldwide. Identity theft and identity fraud are used to refer to all types of crime in which someone improperly obtains and uses another person’s personal data that involves engaging in fraudulent or deceptive actions, usually for economic gain. Two forms of identity theft are financial and criminal impersonation. An example of financial identity theft is when thieves obtain your personal information and begin to open up credit cards. They will make fraudulent charges and then leave you the bill, which can adversely affect your credit. Criminal impersonation is when thieves obtain your identification and then commits a crime and presents themselves to authorities using your name which could lead to a criminal record or warrants for your arrest. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), identity theft cost Americans $10 billion more last year than all other property crimes measured by the National Crime Victimization Survey. While identity theft cost Americans $24.7 billion in 2012, losses for household burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft totaled just $14 billion. The average financial loss per identity theft incident is $4,930. Think about it. You have car insurance for your car, health insurance if you get sick, but what are you doing to protect yourself from identity theft? There are many ways that you could fall victim to identity theft. From old school ways as thieves “dumpster dive” and go through your trash looking for personal information they could use, to highly sophisticated computer hacking. Some of the more prevalent forms are still “dumpster diving,” but also “shoulder surfing.” Shoulder surfing is when criminals watch you from a nearby location as you punch in your telephone calling card number or credit card number or listen in on your conversation if you give your credit card number over the telephone. Thieves are now using skimmers implanted into ATMS, gas stations, and any other place you swipe a card. Craft store Michaels reported up to 3 million credit cards exposed in a data breach as well as Target unveiling a massive data breach

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of 110 million during last holiday season. Lately, there has been an increased use of smartphones as a payment method, which is done through near field communication which leaves you vulnerable to “eavesdropping.” Eavesdropping is when a thief intercepts your payment transmission and gathers your credit card information. To lessen your likelihood of becoming a victim, we encourage you to be cognizant of identity theft. With the awareness of the threat, you are more likely to take preventative measures. Some of the actions we suggest are as follows: 1. Never carry extra credit cards, your Social Security card, birth certificate or passport with you outside the house. 2. Be mindful of what you throw away. Shred all documents with personal information. 3. Be sure your banks, attorney’s office, doctor’s office, and employer etc. have processes in place to keep your data safe. 4. Use a 256-bit Secure Socket Layer to scramble your data to prevent access to unauthorized users. (The Maclendon Vault Provides this security to our members) 5. Sign up for credit reports to monitor any changes in credit scores. 6. Be sure that your computer is updated with anti-spyware and key loggers. 7. Regularly change passwords and PIN numbers. 8. Use an RFID blocking sleeve in your wallet to prevent unauthorized scans If you happen to find yourself to be a victim of identity theft please contact local authorities. It would also be prudent to notify all of your banks and implement a fraud alert. In an effort to combat identity theft of our member’s information and help our community do the same, Maclendon Wealth Management is hosting a free shred event at our offices May 8th from 4-6pm. Jeremy Office, Ph.D, CFP, CIMA, MBA is Principal at Maclendon Wealth Management in Delray Beach and specializes in portfolio construction, strategic asset and liability management, and long term planning relating to financial matters as well as real estate, income tax, insurance and estate planning. He is also Managing Partner of SJO Worldwide a venture capital company. • 855.MAC.WEALTH

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How to really network By Jessica Rosato Special to The Pineapple The goal of networking should be to help other people. Be sincere. By helping others, you help yourself. People always remember someone who has helped them. Find out what someone needs, how you can assist them. It’s the best way to follow up after a networking introduction. After you meet someone and get their business card, don’t just throw it into a pile! Follow up with a friendly email. This can be a short email saying how nice it was to meet them and how you look forward to getting to know them better. Throw in a little bit about yourself and your services and let the relationship flourish. Remember to follow up. It’s often said that networking is where the conversation begins, not ends. If you’ve had a great exchange, ask what the best way to stay in touch is. Some people like email or phone; others prefer social networks like LinkedIn. Get in touch within 48 hours of the event to show you’re interested and available, and reference something you discussed, so your contact remembers you. Networking is all about relationships. The stronger the relationship, the more top of mind you become. Don’t attack networking as a mass production line, but instead, seek to cultivate one to two more in depth relationships that may lead to something more substantial. Have your “sales pitch” ready if they ask about your business description, but no need to do the hard sell right off the bat. Also keep recent accomplishments on the top of your mind so you can include them in conversation. You don’t need to know the most people, just the right people. As interesting as you think you are, it is equally as important to be interested. Ask questions, show you’re interested in learning about the other person and what they do. Ask easy questions. Keep exchange light, informal and fun! Be a conversationalist, not a talker. Don’t dominate the conversation. It is far more important to understand their needs before you tell them about yours. Always wear a nametag. This allows people to see your name, your business, and can attract attention your way. All the big money is in the people that you don’t talk to, not the ones you do! Be an extrovert, dive into new territory, mingle with people you don’t know and see what opportunities await. Resist the urge to show up late. It’s calmer and quieter and easier to jump into interaction when you show up on time. Share your passion. Win people over with your enthusiasm for your product or service. Leave a lasting impression by telling a story about why you were inspired to create your company. Talking about what you enjoy is often contagious, too. When you get other people to share their passion, it creates a memorable two-way conversation. Don’t expect anything. Just reach out without expecting a payback. Don’t leave networking to chance. If you plan out what you may be looking for or someone you would like to meet ahead of time, your networking will be more effective. Be specific and plan! Always go beyond your industry. Great to be respected among colleagues of course, but branch out to include other fields as well. For example, as a realtor, I reached out to a contact from Dartmouth College who is a divorce attorney. As couples separate, they usually get rid of joint real estate. Jessica Rosato is a Luxury Residential Real Estate Specialist for Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty of Delray Beach. Visit her website at www.

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real estate briefs LANG REALTY MAKES DONATION TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BOCA RATON, FL – Lang Realty recently made a donation to Habitat for Humanity as part of their annual Open House Extravaganza, whereby prospective home buyers toured more than 300 listings priced from $200,000 to more than $1 million throughout the Palm Beach and Treasure Coast. Habitat for Humanity chapters in South Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County and St. Lucie County, each also serving Lang Realty communities, received donations. The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to create a world where everyone has a place to live. The non-profit organization brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Lang Realty was established in 1989 and has grown from a modest start with just three sales associates to become one of the top real estate companies in South Florida. The company has more than 380 agents with offices in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Manalapan, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter and Port St. Lucie.

Pictured (L-R) are Mike Campbell, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County and Scott Agran, President of Lang Realty

For more information about Lang Realty and details on current listings, call 561-9892100 or visit You can also follow Lang Realty on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Lang’s blog for real estate updates and Lang Realty news.;; HC REAL ESTATE CAPITAL ARRANGES $12,000,000 IN ACQUISITION FINANCING FOR HSBC PLAZA IN BOCA RATON BOCA RATON, FL – Kurt Hoffmann and Chris Caveglia of HC Real Estate Capital have arranged $12,000,000 in acquisition financing for HSBC Plaza (“HSBC”) located at 19120 State Road 7 Boca Raton, FL. HC Real Estate Capital worked with the borrower to secure 10 year financing through their correspondent Life Insurance Company relationship, Transamerica Life Insurance Company.

HSBC Plaza is a 45,730 square foot retail center that is currently 95% leased to a roster of local, regional and national tenants including HSBC Bank, CVS, MedExpress Urgent Care, Dunkin Donuts and Gentle Dental. The property is located at 19120 South State Road 7 on the southeast corner of State Road 7/ 441 and Yamato Road in Boca Raton, FL. The location is within proximity of an upscale super-regional shopping center, Boca Town Center Mall and an upscale lifestyle center, Mizner Park. Kurt Hoffmann, Principal at HC Real Estate Capital states, “The borrower was able to lock in low, long-term acquisition financing for this upscale shopping center.” HC Real Estate Capital, LLC is a privately owned mortgage-banking firm founded by

Mission style home goes up in Delray Beach’s Del Ida Historic District

Marc Julien Homes, LLC is enhancing Delray Beach’s Del Ida Historic District with the construction of a new classic mission style home at 412 NE 2nd Avenue. The 3200 square foot (under air) two-story home features authentic historic details like the classic orange barrel tile roof, single hung windows and thick trowel textured stucco. The three-bedroom home will stand proud at the gateway into the southern end of the historic district. Once complete in December, the home will showcase all the contemporary interior details synonymous with a Marc Julien Home’s commitment to perfection. Follow the project on their Facebook page “Marc Julien Homes” or at

Kurt Hoffmann and Chris Caveglia. Based in Delray Beach, Florida, HC Real Estate Capital arranges permanent commercial and multifamily real estate loans. The company has a broad capital provider base that includes insurance companies, CMBS lenders, pension fund advisors and commercial banks. PHILIP SIMONETTA, P.A. JOINS KELLER WILLIAMS EAST BOCA MARKET CENTER Philip Simonetta, P.A. a real estate sales professional in Boca Raton, has joined the Keller Williams East Boca Market Center. Simonetta has an extensive background in consulting, real estate, business development, management and operations. “We are truly lucky to have Philip Simonetta join us here at Keller Williams East Boca,” says Team Leader Tim Kinzler. “Keller Williams offers its associates unparalleled career growth and lifelong learning opportunities in the real estate industry. We know that Philip will be a great fit and that it is our customers who will truly benefit from Philip joining us.” “I chose Keller Williams because of its reputation for integrity and its agent-centric business model,” says Simonetta. “I want to continue to grow my real estate business, and Keller Williams provides the training and technology that will help me reach my goals.” The Keller Williams East Boca Market Center, located 2424 Federal Highway Boca Raton Fl 33431. To learn more about Keller Williams, call Simonetta at 786-519-7991 or visit VILLAGGIO RESERVE TO CELEBRATE THIRD GRAND OPENING AT DELRAY BEACH 55+ COMMUNITY DELRAY BEACH, FL – Grand openings are a sign of good times at Villaggio Reserve. The luxury 55+ resortstyle community in Delray Beach is enjoying the opening of its third neighborhood since construction began in January. The grand opening was held April 19-20 onsite at the community on Hagen Ranch Road and Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.

Each such event has marked a milestone. A soft grand opening gave an insider’s first glance at plans for a remarkable new community of 598 homes rising in “America’s Most Fun Small Town.” The formal grand opening in December introduced hundreds of guests to Villaggio Reserve as South Florida’s latest and most exciting community. This time, Villaggio Reserve debuted its next enclave of 83 residences. Guests saw what developer Ansca Homes has in store for those who decide to make their home at Villaggio Reserve, where residences are priced from $270,000 to $400,000.

“We’ve had tremendous sales and unbelievable construction starts,” said Ron Yuter, senior vice president with Ansca Homes, developer of this remarkable 55+ lifestyle community. “Six months ago, we had nothing but streets and an entrance. By our grand opening weekend, visitors saw 60 homes under construction. That is a true testament to how excited the Delray Beach community has been about Villaggio Reserve.” Already Villaggio Reserve has hit the “Century Mark,” selling more than 100 residences since sales began in January. What homeowners in the new neighborhood will find is a lifestyle of immersion in all that makes Villaggio Reserve Delray Beach’s most breathtaking community. More more information visit http:// or call (855) 2300998. The Sales Center is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

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• Listed events are for Boca Chamber members only unless otherwise noted.

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE When: Thursday, May 8th / 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Where: Boca Chamber

PULSE NETWORK When: Tuesday, May 20th / 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Where: The Meatball Room. 3011 Yamato Rd

PEAK SEVEN ONLINE MARKETING: GRAND OPENING When: Thursday, May 1 / 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Where: Peak Seven Online Marketing, 40 SE 5th Street, Suite 402

MEMBERSHIP BREAKFAST When: Thursday, May 8th / 7:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Where: Via Mizner Golf & Country Club. 6200 Boca del Mar Drive. Sponsored by: West Boca Medical Center Panel: Marla Dudak, M.D. Breast Disease Specialist Moss Mellman M.D., Internal Medicine Specializing in Breast Health Marc Kalis, M.D, Radiologist, Fellowship Trained in Breast Imaging

SOUTH HEALTHCARE ADVOCACY NETWORK (S.H.A.N.) When: Wednesday, May 21st / 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Where: The Veranda Club. 6061 Palmetto Circle North.

THE THERAPEUTIC ALTERNATIVE: RIBBON CUTTING When: Monday, May 5th / 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Where: The Therapeutic Alternative. 301 Camino Garden Boulevard, Suite 102

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION When: Tuesday, May 13th / 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Where: TBA

TECH FORUM: FORECAST FOR YOUR TECHNOLOGY FUTURE When: Thursday, May 1st / 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Where: Sugar Sand Park - Willow Theater. 300 S Military Trail

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ALLIANCE (I.B.A.) Facilitator: Sarah Lea Tobocman, Esq., Equity Shareholder, and Chair of the Immigration Practice Group at Gunster Sponsored by: image360 When: Tuesday, May 6th / 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Where: Lynn University, Wold Performing Arts Center Building. 3601 N. Military Trail.

SUCCESSFUL WOMEN IN BUSINESS When: Thursday, May 15th / 11:45 a.m. - 1:25 p.m. Where: Ruth’s Chris Steak House. 225 NE Mizner Boulevard Suite 100 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE When: Tuesday, May 20th / 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Where: Boca Chamber

2014 BUSINESS AWARDS LUNCHEON When: Thursday, May 22nd / 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Where: Boca Raton Resort & Club. 501 East Camino Real. FROM HOW TO WOW When: Tuesday, May 27nd / 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Where: Boca Chamber Facilitator: Greta Schulz, President & CEO, Schulz Consulting START TALK FOR WOMEN When: Tuesday, May 27th / 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Where: Ruth’s Chris Steak House. 225 N.E. Mizner Blvd. Suite 100 Facilitator: Nancy Proffitt, Founder and President of Proffitt Management Solutions

AFTER HOURS NETWORK When: Tuesday, May 27th / 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Where: Butcher Block Grill. 7000 W Camino Real #100. BOCA CHAMBER 44th ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC The Boca Chamber will be hosting its 44th Annual “Golf Classic” on Friday, June 6th at Via Mizner Golf & Country Club in Boca Raton (6200 Boca del Mar Drive). The event kicks off at 7:00 a.m. with a breakfast and goes on until 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $200 per player and $800 per foursome. Approximately 170 guests are expected to attend. The Annual Golf Classic hosts 36 teams of golfers; they enjoy a fun-filled day of golfing, strengthening relationships and enjoying a relaxing day on the greens. This eventful day is comprised of a breakfast, a putting contest, a day of golfing followed by a luncheon/awards reception. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For information on sponsorship opportunities and tickets please contact Chasity Navarro at 561.395.4433 ext. 233, cnavarro@ or visit

Boca Chamber Festival Days unveils new logo BOCA RATON, FL - With more than 35 events and thousands of participants, The Boca Chamber is gearing up for one of the best Boca Chamber Festival Days (BCFD) yet! BCFD has evolved into the Boca Chamber’s commitment to the non-profit community and have connected over half a million people throughout the years. Participate in the true meaning of community partnership as we bring together Non-profit Boca Chamber members with Forprofit Boca Chamber members for a month of fun-filled events to increase awareness and funding for the Chamber’s philanthropic efforts. Throughout the month of August, residents of South Palm Beach County will travel from event to event, participating in everything that is great about this city! The Chamber is also excited to unveil the new BCFD ’14 logo created by students from the Marketing and Communications class of West Boca High School. Students competed in a contest to create the new brand for Boca Chamber Festival Days. With over 20 entrees to choose from, the Chamber team selected Ashley Ramirez’s logo which depicts the environment in which we live with the sun representing a heart that is shining and warming our community! Ramirez is in the 9th grade. She has been enrolled in the Drafting and Design Academy, Communications Technology Program, just one year now. This program covers many areas of study including Photoshop, InDesign, corel draw, and offers industry certification in Photoshop. Through

this program, students can also expand their talents in the areas of photography, screen printing, embroidery, and other related areas. The Drafting and Design Program is one of the four National Model Academies at West Boca Raton High School.

About the Boca Chamber: A 501(c)6 nonprofit organization and the largest Chamber in Palm Beach County, with a membership presently composed of more than 1,400 companies representing over 55,000 employees in eastern, central, and western Boca Raton and beyond. Since 1952, the Boca Chamber has been enabling the community’s business people to thrive by providing opportunities for leadership, networking, innovative business programs, education, and giving back to the community. Visit www. to learn more.

ROLAND SMITH, PRESIDENT & CEO OF OFFICE DEPOT SPOKE AT BOCA CHAMBER’S MEMBERSHIP BREAKFAST BOCA RATON, FL – The Boca Chamber held its monthly Membership Breakfast at Woodfield Country Club this Thursday, April, 10th 2014 with an attendance of 240 people. This month, the breakfast was sponsored by the Office Depot Foundation, and Office Depot’s new President and CEO Roland Smith was the keynote speaker.

Roland Smith, President & CEO of Office Depot, Inc.

Randy Nobles, Chairman of the Board, Boca Chamber; Roland Smith, President & CEO of Office Depot, Inc. and Troy McLellan, President & CEO of the Boca Chamber.

Smith’s presentation was engaging and inspiring; he shared his views on what makes a business successful and gave pointers of how to improve one’s business. To him, leadership, culture and execution are key elements to having a successful business and “the better the execution, the better the result.” (Roland Smith, President & CEO Office Depot) “The secret to success is executing your plan with

excellence,” said Smith, as he concluded his presentation and shared how he set Office Depot’s priorities for the following year. Among the attendees were Mary Wong, President of the Office Depot Foundation; Elisa Garcia, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer; John Kelly, President of Florida Atlantic University and Jim Dunn, Vice President and General Manager of JM Lexus, along many other top business executives from Palm Beach County.

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What is your vision for your company’s success? By Allison Turner Business, Marketing & Sales Consultant


any business owners confuse a Vision Statement and a Mission Statement. A Vision Statement is “a clear articulation of what you would like your enterprise to be if you succeed.” (Kaplan, Robert Steven. 2011). A Mission Statement, on the other hand, is more about the aims and values of the company. While both are important, if you do not have a clear vision of where you want your company to go, how will you get there? Crafting a roadmap to reach your vision and long-term goals is essential for your business to thrive. When writing your vision statement, we recommend that you create it for the next year but if you know where you want your company to be in three or five years you can start there and then break it down by annual milestones. Once you have a realistic workable business vision, you then start building the strategic plan for success. This is where many business owners fail because they don’t know how to proceed. Crafting a roadmap complete with business goals, strategies and step-by-step tactical elements needed to support the vision and long-term growth are necessary. Within this, you must weigh what strategies

to implement first. This is where having a full-blown business, marketing and sales plan comes in because it becomes crystal clear what to do first to get your best return on investment. Finally, as the owner or CEO of the company, it is not enough for you alone to know the vision but your entire team must understand and buy into the long-term plans. Then and only then, will you be able to create a successful and sustainable business. In today’s day and age, creating a team atmosphere where each person feels his or her contribution is of value promotes consistency and staff loyalty. If you as the business owner(s) do not have a Company Vision Statement, please take the time to create one so you are clear about where the company is going then build a strategic plan to determine how to get there. We promise it will save you time, frustration and money in the long run because it will impact each and every decision you make. Kimberly West & Allison Turner are partners of Business Consultants of South Florida,(BCoSF) located at 301 W Atlantic Avenue, Suite 05. They are both residents of Delray Beach as well as active members of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit or call 561-276-4422.

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parking, and most of all ways the businesses can get involved in programs provided by the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). This project has been funded fully by the Downtown Development Authority as part of the Economic Development area of focus for the organization. As a special taxing authority, the DDA is in place to enhance and stimulate growth within the district through activities and programs such as the Practical Guide. “The goal of the project is that by keeping the businesses informed and educated on the rules and regulations, Downtown Delray Beach will continue to be a thriving successful place to live, invest and work,” says Marjorie Ferrer, Executive Director, Delray Beach DDA. The Practical Guide books are being hand delivered to each individual business with the district beginning with the on street retail and restaurant businesses. Each business owner or general manager will be responsible for signing for receipt of the guide. The Guide will also be given to new businesses as they receive their business license with the City. The DDA has also created an online flip book version of the guide available on the DDA website at www. in a flipbook style etodowntown?e=4395690/7511824

“We are very excited to have the Practical Guide - it is extremely helpful as a small business owner to have all the necessary rules and information in one area as a go to guide, says David Cook, owner Hand’s and Co-Chair of the Downtown Merchants Association. “We are very busy and this will help to navigate these waters in Downtown Delray a little easier every day.” For the past 43 years, the Downtown Development Authority has assisted in successfully branding Delray Beach as the Village by the Sea. “The DDA Mission is to enhance and stimulate balanced economic growth through position marketing activities that engage Downtown businesses, residents and visitors while creating a clean, safe, physical and experiential place to live, work and invest.” The main areas of involvement in downtown include: Marketing and Promotions; Economic development programs; Place Making within the DDA boundaries. The DDA also works closely with merchants to develop seasonal retail awareness campaigns to generate traffic sales and has created a powerful website http:// and facebook site that attracts thousands of visits weekly.


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McKinney (and his wife, Nilsa McKinney) have built 21 villages over the last 11 years housing over 10,000 people. In an innovative effort to raise awareness and resources for the Caring House Project, and to transform the lives of those who attend, McKinney has set out to host a series of what he calls the Make it BIG Event - The AntiSeminar around the nation. The kickoff of the Make it BIG Event - The Anti-Seminar will be right here in Delray Beach on May 31 at the Delray Beach Marriott. McKinney began his successful 25-year real estate career in Delray Beach, has lived here for the same number of years and wanted to begin the tour right here at home. “I truly despise the snake-oil salesman mentality of some in the real estate guru industry. Many have only been in the business for 25 day or so....NOT 25 years!” McKinney says. “I hope to revolutionize the real estate seminar industry just as I did the oceanfront real estate market.” McKinney truly has taken on real estate in a show-stopping fashion....Oprah, Donald Trump, 20/20, Fortune Magazine and Wall Street Journal are just a few that

have been impressed with his work. He has been showcased in over 2,000 TV and print features. He built and sold on speculation the world’s largest Leed Certified Spec Home (selling for $26 million dollars) right down the street (A1A) in Manalapan. He started 25 years ago with a $50,000 fixer-upper in a bad part of town. About his new Make It BIG Event – The Anti-Seminar series Frank puts it this way; “The Make it BIG event is more of an experience. Motivation washes off in the shower, inspiration fades like the effects of a sunburn, but aspiration can alter your DNA and forever change your life and the lives of those you love. The Make it BIG event will help you learn what legacy you aspire to leave, and be able to do so by building a nice net worth through investing in real estate and overcoming those fears that might be getting in your way. The immediately actionable curriculum I have developed and will personally deliver at the Make it BIG event is unlike any other.” For more information on additional stops and program information, please

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Young entrepreneurs compete in national college scholarship competition Young entrepreneurs academy students from across the nation will compete in the 6th Annual YEA! Saunders Scholars Competition at FAU

BOCA RATON, FL – Thirty Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) students nationally have been selected to compete in the 6th Annual Southeast Region Saunders Scholars Competition. Hundreds of business and educational leaders, students and parents will gather to hear America’s top young entrepreneurs aged 11-18 pitch their business plans. The 6TH Annual YEA! Saunders Scholars Southeast Region Semi-Finals competition will kick-off Friday, May 16th, 3:30 p.m., FAU College of Business, DeSantis Pavilion. This culminating event is free and open to the public. There will be three regional competitions nationwide and the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce has been selected to host the Southeast Regional Competition in Boca Raton, Florida. The Boca Chamber has been administrating the YEA! program for three years with terrific success. The Northeastern Regional Saunders Competition will be held May 2nd, hosted by Harris Beach, PLLC in Rochester, NY. The Western Regional Saunders Competition will be held in Frisco, TX on May 9th and is hosted by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. The top two student businesses from each regional competition will be flown to Washington, DC to compete in the Finals round at America’s Small Business Summit. These young entrepreneurs will be competing to win college scholarships ranging from $25,000 - $50,000 and the opportunity to be on ABC Television’s hit show Shark Tank! Local entrepreneurs, CEOs, and respected community members will be judging this year’s Southeast Region competition, choosing who will be advancing to the finals round. The Boca Chamber produces the Young Entrepreneurs Academy locally in partnership with Florida Atlantic University. There are 92 YEA! locations in 32 states nationwide. Over

Boca Chamber YEA! CEO Roundtable at Lynn University in January

a 3 year period, the Boca Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy has graduated over 50 CEO’s in the 7th – 12th grades and a national YEA! winner graduated from the Boca Chamber program. During the course of the nine-month program, more than 80 local businesses become involved with YEA! at various levels. Students work in close cooperation with local business leaders, community leaders and educators who use their personal experiences to demonstrate how to transform their ideas into tangible enterprises that create economic and social value for a better world. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting yearlong class that transforms middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of investors, and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully formed companies and social movements. For more information about the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, call 585.272.3535 or visit The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Together, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are celebrating the power and promise of young people and encouraging the next greatest generation to make a job, not just take a job.

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Shred identity theft risk with Maclendon Wealth Management Shredding event offers opportunity to destroy old documents and devices for free DELRAY BEACH, FL – Members of the Delray Beach community are invited to come shred their old documents and storage devices for free at the “Ready, Set–Shred” event on Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 4 - 6pm, sponsored by Delray Beach financial advisory firm, Maclendon Wealth Management.

The two-hour shredding event will help attendees reduce their risk of identity theft by destroying documents that contain personal information such as account numbers, passwords and Social Security numbers. Participants will have the opportunity to safely shred their materials in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The event will be held at the offices of Maclendon Wealth Management at 710 NE 3rd Avenue in Delray Beach. In addition to helping the Delray Beach community protect itself from identity theft, the event will be an educational experience. According to CNN, an American becomes a victim of identity theft every two seconds. In 2013 alone, citizens lost $18 billion to fraud. By understanding the importance of document disposal, people can proactively prevent the theft of their personal information—and the financial fraud that results. Those who plan to attend are encouraged to bring documents, hard drives and disks for shredding. Storage devices, staples, clips, rubber bands and similar items can all be safely shredded, so there is no need to remove them prior to the event. Afternoon refreshments will be served. For more information, call 561-293-3520.

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Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Business Expo May 27 at The Marriott Delray Beach

Don’t miss out on the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce’s biggest and best Business Opportunity of the Year. Sign up to join us and network the night away or reserve a vendor table to gain greater exposure for your business! And, included in admission or table registration, you get added BONUS Seminars. The Seminars run from 4:30pm to 5:15pm, and then from 5:30pm to 6:15pm. The EXPO doors open at 5:30pm, and runs until 7:30pm. Tickets are $30 for members of ANY local chamber, or $40 at the door, and include two seminars, two drink tickets, and appetizers. Table space and Sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsorships are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register your booth NOW, save $50. $200 Delray Chamber Members (until 5pm on May 12, then $250) $350 for Non-Chamber Members (with special bonus: $100 goes toward membership if you join Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce by June 30th) $175 Special for Greater Delray Beach Chamber Non-Profit 501c3s (limited to first 10 to pay) Lock in YOUR table at the special rate now! Contact Patty Reed at 561-279-1380, x105.

Congratulation to Timothy Sachse

The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Atlantic Community High School teacher Timothy Sachse of the Eagles Nest Construction Academy for receiving the William T. Dwyer Award for Excellence in Education by the Palm Beach County School Board. The purpose of the Dwyer Awards program is to honor outstanding educators from public and private schools in Palm Beach County, to increase awareness of the exemplary educators teaching in our community, and to encourage all residents to promote high standards of excellence in education. The William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education is a joint project of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County.

Governmental Affairs Meeting: Friday, May 16

Are you concerned with Sober Houses in Delray Beach? Have questions about pending legislation surrounding them? Then you need to attend the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce May 16th Government Affairs meeting with guest speakers Interim City Attorney Terrill Pyburn and Code Enforcement Officer Marc Woods. Get the facts, learn the true impact in Delray Beach and be informed! Breakfast provided by Fatima Grady of Transworld Business Advisors, please come at 7:45AM to enjoy and network!

Practical advice on a pressing topic for investors: long-term care By Colleen Hasey Schuhmann, CRPC Special to The Pineapple Increasingly satisfied about preparations for retirement, investors are now taking a hard look at their final years – and they’re not particularly comfortable with what they see. The most recent research from UBS Investor Watch indicates that self-reliance is what investors want most as they grow older, but their lack of planning for long-term care may prevent them from achieving it. Looking past retirement to long-term care. As a nation, we’ve fallen in love with the idea of an active, vibrant retirement—and, according to UBS Investor Watch, 64% of investors* think they’re highly prepared to live just that way once they stop working. Perhaps it’s awareness of their mortality as they grow older, perhaps it’s the sobering reality of seeing the challenges that older loved ones face, but many of the same investors are also increasingly concerned about the quality of life they can expect in their final years—along with the quality of care they can afford. Maintaining dignity above all else. As investors think about aging, they’re determined to stay as independent as possible, for as long as possible: • 44% are focused on staying self-reliant, while 38% want to preserve quality of life. • Two-thirds want to remain in their own homes as they age. Only 3% want to move in with family members – although they would like to have family close by. • Not being a burden to family members is vital. In fact, most investors would prefer to have a professional health aide provide support for daily living activities. Wanting this ideal is one thing. Affording it is quite another. The high cost of quality long-term care is a sobering thought for many investors—and this may be particularly true for women: • Investors worry more about the affordability of long-term care than any other issue, including retirement, outliving assets, making investment mistakes and helping children/grandchildren financially. • 64% of investors are concerned about escalating healthcare costs—their second biggest economic worry. • Fears among women may be especially acute. They have longer life expectancies than men (81 years versus 76 years), likely necessitating more assets for care. Women often face their later years alone as well, with 40% age 65 and older living on their own according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But worry is not spurring preparation—yet. Investors are clearly losing sleep over

long-term care. They seem, however, to be just waking up to the urgency of doing something about it: • Only 37% of investors feel highly prepared for longterm care planning, but... • They understand that people are living longer and healthcare costs will continue to rise. The time to talk about long-term care is now. Thinking about growing old is not the most pleasant of subjects. But if you’re like other investors we’ve recently spoken to, it’s something we should discuss. With that said, here are some topics we can address: Planning has been—and always will be—the key. Just as you have planned for retirement or for sending children to college, we can help build a step-by-step plan for your long-term care. We’ll bring the same focus and discipline to this as we would anything else, helping you feel more confident about achieving your vision of self sufficiency in your later years. Flexibility is crucial. No one knows what the future will bring, particularly as we age. The plan we develop together will take into consideration both planned and unplanned expenses. You have funding options for longterm care. There are a variety of ways to pay for your care. Some options include: – Long-term care insurance – Hybrid long-term care/life insurance – Fixed-payout annuities, savings or other assets earmarked to pay costs directly Let’s have a conversation. You’re not alone in planning for longterm care – we’re here to help. Our experience allows us to do far more than simply create and manage your investment portfolio. It also elps you meet the needs of your entire financial life. It’s the confidence that individuals and families are looking for as they face the future, and it’s what we’re delivering each day. Advice. Beyond Investing. We look forward to having a conversation. Colleen Hasey Schuhmann, CRPC, is Vice President - Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services in Boca Raton. She specializes in all facets of your financial life, including retirement planning, portfolio management, life insurance and long term care planning, and estate planning strategies. Colleen can be reached at 561-367-1817.

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May 1, 2014 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Ambassadors Monthly Meeting At Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce May 1, 2014 5:00 PM GRAND OPENING / RIBBON CUTTING “Delray Day Spa” At Delray Day Spa Join us for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at Delray Day Spa! All Chamber members welcome! May 23, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Executive Committee Meeting of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce At Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

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May 26, 2014 Memorial Day-CHAMBER CLOSED


May 27, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Economic Development Committee At Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce May 27, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM DELRAY BEACH BUSINESS EXPO At Marriott Delray Beach May 28, 2014 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors At Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

May 6, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Non-Profit Council Luncheon Location To Be Determined

May 28, 2014 5:00 PM GRAND OPENING / RIBBON CUTTING “Cavastone” At Cavastone Group

May 7, 2014 5:00 PM GRAND OPENING / RIBBON CUTTING “Fractl Partner” At Fractl Partner Join us for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at Fractl Partner! All Chamber members welcome!

May 30, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Development Cooperative At Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

May 8, 2014 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM CONTACTS & COCKTAILS at “Broadstone North Boca Village” Apartment Homes Location: Broadstone North Boca Village 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 of networking at Broadstone North Boca Village, Boca’s newest luxury apartment rentals. For just $10 in advance, and $15 at the door, you’ll enjoy wine, conversations and culinary delights. Non-members are invited to join in on the fun as well at $20 per person. Don’t forget to bring those business cards and of course, a smile for happy networking ;-)

June 5, 2014 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Ambassadors Monthly Meeting At Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

May 13, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Focus On Women Program Committee At Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Monthly planning meeting May 13, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Programming Committee Meeting At Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Monthly planning meeting May 14, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Chairman’s Club Monthly Luncheon At La Cigale May 14, 2014 5:00 PM GRAND OPENING / RIBBON CUTTING “Fusion Chiropractic Spa” At Fusion Chiropractic Spa Join us for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at Fusion Chiropractic Spa! May 15, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Healthcare Committee At Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce May 15, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM New Member Lunch & Orientation At Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce May 16, 2014 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM 2014 Chamber Golf Tournament At Gleneagles Country Club

May 21, 2014 5:00 PM GRAND OPENING / RIBBON CUTTING Therapy by the Sea, LLC” At Therapy by the Sea, LLC Join us for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting at Therapy by the Sea, LLC!

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June 3, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Non-Profit Council Luncheon Location: To Be Determined

June 10, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Focus On Women Program Committee At Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Monthly planning meeting

Fractl to host grand opening and ribboncutting ceremony WHAT: Fractl will be celebrating its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Come unwind after a hard day’s work and network with fellow industry leaders over free food, cocktails, and entertainment. All food will be supplied by your local Delray and South Florida favorites, such as Solita Italian, Ziree Thai and Sushi, La Bamba, Scuola Vecchia Pizza e Vino, Sweet Surrender, and more! Receive a tour of the new FractlHQ: a 4,000-square-foot modern warehouse. WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. WHERE: FractlHQ, 601 North Congress Avenue, Suite 206, in Delray Beach WHO: Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, PRSA Palm Beach Chapter, PRSA Miami Chapter, industry professionals, and hopefully -- you! DETAILS: All media-related professionals please join us at 4:30 p.m. for a private tour, champagne toasting, and a presentation on creating viral content. About Fractl Years of experience navigating the online marketing industry led to the creation of a company that uses both science and creativity to foster its campaigns, taking a new, innovative approach to content marketing. Fractl’s goal is to break out of the typical agency model and produce top-notch content that generates results for clients and publishers alike. Fractl’s innovative content initiatives have achieved noteworthy success. Their content has reached millions of people and been published on sites like The Huffington Post, Time, USA Today, Mashable, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed and countless more. To continue innovating, Fractl has hired on 28+ employees and has recently moved into a 4,000-square-foot renovated warehouse, in which they foster out-of-the-box thinking and collaboration. Fractl’s team of creatives, media relations specialists, journalists, designers, and strategists continue to research audience behavior in order to create quality, shareworthy articles, graphics, videos, and other types of media that set a higher expectation for content generation. To learn more about Fractl, email Kelsey Libert, VP Marketing, at

By John M. Campanola Special to The Pineapple ou and your family have worked hard to purchase your home, any rental properties, or other real estate holdings. You qualified for that mortgage due to your income level, excellent credit rating, and financial history. But what would happen if something unexpected happened to you? Besides the emotional stress, a surviving spouse may experience a significant decrease in household income that could lead to foreclosure. That’s why many banks and mortgage companies encourage homeowners to purchase mortgage life insurance. Essentially, you purchase mortgage life insurance so that in the event of a sudden death, funds are available to meet any outstanding mortgage balance. The type of insurance you purchase can greatly affect your surviving family members’ options. Let’s look at some options. Life insurance from a lender vs. an insurance company. When you purchase insurance from a bank or mortgage company, in most cases you pay the premiums but the lender receives the proceeds at the insured’s death, and your family receives the deed to the house. However, sometimes surviving families may not want to keep their homes. They may want to move closer to other family members or relocate for different reasons like a new job.

Personally owned life insurance offers more choices and control because the surviving beneficiaries—not the lender—receives the insurance proceeds. Then they decide what to do with the money, whether it’s paying off the mortgage in one lump sum, continuing to pay it down periodically, or selling the house. And, personally owned life insurance is portable, which means, if you move in a few years, you won’t have to replace your insurance (which could be costly). Furthermore, even after the mortgage is paid, personally owned life insurance can provide other valuable benefits. Make a choice today. Whether you decide to purchase mortgage life insurance through a bank or insurance agent, the key is to be prepared. There is a real chance that someday one person will be completely responsible for your family’s finances. Taking the necessary steps today can ensure your family’s financial future tomorrow. John M. Campanola is an Agent for New York Life Insurance Company. For additional information on the information or topic(s) discussed, please contact him at 561-212-2903

Send in your nominations for this year’s Luminary Gala! The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce will celebrate business excellence and leadership at this year’s Luminary Gala, Friday, October 24th, with an evening of fine dining, dancing and entertainment. Please take a few minutes to nominate your fellow chamber members for the 20142015 Awards. (Self-nominations are also encouraged.) You must fill out one form per nominee. All nominees must be members of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Nominees will be sent a request for additional information. Email nancy@ to request a form, then complete the form and send back no later than Friday, May 4, 2014. Silent Auction Donations Needed The Annual Luminary Gala is a major fund-raiser for The Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, with the Silent Auction being a large part of the event. Friday, Sept. 1st is the deadline to submit your donations for our silent auction. The Chamber is looking for vacation certificates,

cruise tickets, restaurant gift certificates, original art, sports related event certificates and memorabilia, hotel and spa certificates, gift baskets, etc. For sponsorship information or to purchase tickets, call Nancy StewartFranczak or Sarah Vallely at 561-279-0907.

Contacts & Cocktails: May 8, 5:15pm Join the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce for a fabulous evening of networking at Broadstone North Boca Village, Boca’s newest luxury apartment rentals. For just $10 in advance, and $15 at the door, you’ll enjoy wine, conversations and culinary delights. Future members are invited to join in on the fun as well, for $20 per person. Don’t forget to bring those business cards and of course, a smile for happy networking ;-)

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Focus on Women Spring networking luncheon Welcome New Delray Beach Chamber Members NEW MEMBERS: Artists Alley 561-276-1177, 340-358 NE 4th St, Delray Beach: ARTISTS & GALLERIES Savor the City Culinary Tours 954-410-3177, 130 SW 12th Ave, Boca Raton: CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS / TOURS Balistreri Realty 561-215-8934, 1 N Federal Hwy, Ste 300, Boca Raton: REAL ESTATE / RESIDENTIAL Lilo’s 561-272-8049, 814 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach: RESTAURANTS & BARS / CATERING (Referred by Stephen Chrisanthus, Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative)

The Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce held their Focus on Women Spring networking luncheon this past April 16th at the Delray Beach Golf Club. Guest speaker was Deborah Bacarella, the co-author Of "7 Words For Living A Balanced Life." Sponsors included Cranes BeachHouse, Northwestern Mutual, and Transworld Business Advisors.


MorseLife 561-471-5111, 4847 Fred Gladstone Dr, West Palm Beach: SENIOR CARE DP Window Treatments & Upholstery 561-279-8784, 500 NE 5th Ave, Delray Beach: WINDOW TREATMENTS (Referred by Jennifer Gallagher, YP) Sack Lunch Marketing 561-455-4155, 601 N Congress Ave, Ste 605, Delray Beach: ADVERTISING & MARKETING / Internet Marketing & Graphic Design Gold Coast Dermatology Center 561-495-9797, 5210 Linton Blvd, Ste 304, Delray Beach: PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS / Dermatologists (Referred by Patty Reed) Florida Academy of General Dentistry 305-613-2742, 2372 NW 8th St, Delray Beach: NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION / ASSOCIATION

Foot Haven Reflexology Bar 561-330-4084, 62 SE 6th Ave, Delray Beach: SALONS, SPAS, & BARBERSHOPS / FOOT MASSAGES (Referred by Danielle Bunker, EPS, LLC)

SJO Worldwide, LLC 561-293-3530, 710 NE 3rd Ave, Delray Beach: FINANCE / VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDING (Referred by Maclendon Wealth Management)

the biostation 561-257-2519, 3100 S Federal Hwy, Ste 3, Delray Beach: HEALTH & WELLNESS

Young Dentistry, PA (Coming in Jan. 2015) 241 NE 4th St, Delray Beach: DENTISTS (Referred by Ingrid Kennemer, Coastal Commercial Group)

Michael R. Tramontana DC PA 561-272-6047, 140 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach: CHIROPRACTORS & ACUPUNCURISTS (Referred by Erinn Beck MS LMHC)

Stellar Homes Group 954-671-1400, 2700 W Cypress Creek Rd, Ste D-118, Ft Lauderdale: REAL ESTATE / DEVELOPERS (Referred by Eric Granger, Corcoran Group Real Estate)

Downtown Delray Postal Shop & Business Center 561-272-3127, 269 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach: MAILING & SHIPPING

Lidia Toha Studio 101 Gallery 561-330-9540, 12 SE 1st Ave, Ste 101, Delray Beach: ARTISTS & GALLERIES

Orange Leaf 561-894-8230, 418 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach: ICE CREAM, CANDY & YOGURT

Pike & Lustig, LLP 561-855-7585, 2465 Mercer Ave, West Palm Beach: ATTORNEYS

DELRAY BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS OF NOTE Small Business Help: Thursdays at the Chamber, staff from the Florida Small Business Development Center are available in the office. We encourage you to make an appointment: Call Lynn at 561-279-1380, x103 or the SBDC at (561) 862-4726. KAAB Continuum is offering an opportunity to invest in the first higher-level education institution in Delray Beach offering a RNto-BSN program. Submit letters of interest/intent to for full details.

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Don’t forget to register for the 6th Annual Score Business Conference, at Lynn University on May 10th. Congrats to Uf Tukel and Don Walker of WMPH Vacations, on being recognized as “Outstanding Cruise Retailers” & inducted into the 2014 Cruise Industry Hall of Fame. Join us in congratulating John M. Campanola, honored with three awards from New York Life: New Associate of the Month for January 2014 as well as 2013’s New Associate Annuity Leader AND Annuity Elite Award.

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$995,000 - Just completed, this home was completely redone and extended. Stunning golf views overlooking the 13th, 14th & 15th holes. This southern exposure home is on an oversized lot with large pool area with lanai. All top of the line finishes and appliances.


$925,000 - Great 3 bedroom townhouse steps from the sand. Two 2nd story balconys from the bedrooms that overlook the ocean. Updated interior ready for immediate move-in. Seaside Dunes is a gated community on the ocean & only a few blocks Atlantic Ave. shops & restaurants.


$1,695,000 - Nestled in the exclusive ole Delray enclave of Seaside Delray. This adorable home is almost 3100 sq. ft. under air and on a large lot over 1/3 of an acre. The home overlooks wide canal views and is only a block to the beach and a few more to Atlantic Ave.


$475,000 - Direct oceanfront unit with great ocean views, great beach cottage, building closed 5/31 to 10/1


$449,000 - Great 4 bedroom with wide open golf course views of the 5th green and 6th hole. Screened in pool with large covered lanai. Split floor plan. Great family home.

$229,000 - Completely updated condo on the 2nd floor with open views of the 4th fairway of the golf course. Extended kitchen with Thomasville cabinets and quartz counters and recessed lighting. Master bedroom overlooks the golf course and master bath has been reconfigured to have a large walk-in shower and dual sinks.



$935,000 - 4/3 completely remodeled home on a premier golf course lot overlooking the 13th, 14th and 15th holes. This home has wood floors, a gourmet kitchen, crown molding and impact glass. There is a large pool area with a summer kitchen.

$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.


$649,000 - Large family home built in 2001 overlooking the 2nd fairway. Ground floor master bedroom with his & hers walk in closets and a oversized master bath with separate shower and Jacuzzi tub. Fenced backyard with pool and hot tub.


$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.


$544,900 - Outstanding golf course home overlooking the 8th & 9th holes. Bordering the water this private oversized lot is set back from the golf course. The home has a large lanai area that opens to the pool with a waterfall. It has a split floor plan with large oversized rooms.

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elray Beach Center for the Arts celebrates art and culture in many forms, including the art of a wellcrafted beer! This year, The Old School Beerfest will mark its third year as the Center’s signature fundraiser supporting community programs and outdoor concerts. It all happens on Friday, May 9 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Outdoor Pavilion and Old School Square Park. This year, VIP ticket holders will have early access for exclusive tasting of all beers and wines from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Ticket includes a commemorative tasting mug, and a special brew – but act quickly, as there are only 500 VIP tickets available. The gates then open at 7:30 p.m. for general admission ticket holders. The event will include beer tasting with unlimited samples of 99 craft brews, international beers and ciders from both big and local brewers. There will also be live music from two of South Florida’s hottest bands, Pocket Change and the Jay Blues Band. In addition to beer, wine tasting will take place a variety of both red and white courtesy of First Press Napa Valley, Gnarly Head and more. Expect great food stations with beer-pairing options, a photo booth courtesy of New Belgium Brewery, as well as games and raffles. Advance tickets: $30 (general), $50 (VIP). At the gate: $40 (general), $60 (VIP). Tickets and brewery info are available at; or by calling 561-243-7922, x1.

EVENTS Cinco De Mayo Festival May 3, 11-10 pm Outdoor Pavilion Admission $10; children under 10 free. This 16th annual event celebrates the traditional Cinco de Mayo with live music, dancing, traditional food, games, costume contest and Chihuahua race. Presented by the Hispano-Latino Cultural Alliance, call 561-276-3396 for more information. Free Open Readings May 8, 6:30-8:30 pm School of Creative Arts The Writers’ Colony invites aspiring writers and poets to share their original works

THE OLD SCHOOL BEERFEST The 3rd Annual Fundraiser May 9th in a literary gathering. All levels are welcome! Come to listen or sign up to participate. It’s the perfect opportunity to get started writing or continue that memoir. Participants can read fiction, nonfiction or poetry for 10-15 minutes; a brief, open discussion follows. This is not a critique session! The purpose is to offer feedback and encouragement. Open readings are organized by Barbara Cronie, Bobbie Kotler and Rosemarie Stinnett. To sign up, call 561-364-4157.

ARTS Budding Artists May 10 The Delray Green Market Delray Beach Center for the Arts Old School Square Park 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach 33444 561-243-7922, Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring the kids to the Budding Artists booth at the Delray Beach Green Market and take home a treasure! Our craft activities are designed for fun and learning. Visit for Green Market information. The Eldar Djangirov Trio May 23, 8 pm Crest Theatre Marc Freeman is proud to present, in a rare South Florida appearance, the internationally acclaimed virtuoso jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov. He will appear with his long time band mates Armando Gola (on bass) and Afonso Ludwig (on drums), both well known to jazz audiences. Eldar is rightly compared to Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson, and is universally recognized for his stunning keyboard mastery and beautiful sound that has thrilled critics and audiences throughout the world. Tickets are $40. National Juried Exhibition May 11-31 Delray Beach Center for the Arts Tuesday through Saturday from 10– 4:30 pm; Sunday, 1-4:30 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $8 general; $6 seniors & students with ID; free for ages 10 and under. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission every Thursday.

This premiere exhibition features juried works by artists from around the United States, including 13 current/former students and instructors from the Center’s School of Creative Arts. Media includes acrylics, collage, glass, mixed media, oils, photography, sculpture and watercolors. Ninety-nine works were selected for the exhibit from nearly 350 submissions reviewed by independent juror, Michael Monroe. Mr. Monroe currently serves as Director of Curatorial Affairs at Bellevue Arts Museum and has also served as an independent curator, writer and advisor.

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School of Creative Arts Showcase May 1-September 28 Crest Theatre Galleries Enjoy this mulitmedia exhibit showcasing drawings, paintings, collage, mixed media and photographs by adult and student artists. Every Monday-Friday, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am-3 pm; free admission May 22-August 23 From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Paper as Art Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; closed Monday and major holidays. Summer admission: $5; children under 6 free. Paper, when transformed, manipulated, sculpted or cut into two and three dimensional art, can surprise and amaze the viewer with its flexibility, intricacy and beauty. This exhibit features exquisite works in paper including sculptures, two-dimensional cut-outs, and more! The 20 participating artists have been featured in galleries around the world!

LEARNING Art, Photography and Writing Classes May 5-August 23 Delray Beach Center for the Arts School of Creative Arts Call 561-243-7922, ext. 478, or visit for more information. Try something new at the School of Creative Arts where art, photography and writing classes are enriching hundreds of local residents every week. We offer day and evening classes for all levels and a variety of children’s classes for ages 6 and up.


he Crest Theatre is proud to present this rare South Florida appearance by internationally acclaimed virtuoso jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov. He will appear with his longtime band mates Armando Gola and Afonso Ludwig, both well known to jazz audiences. Eldar is rightly compared to Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson, and is universally recognized for his stunning keyboard mastery and beautiful sound that has thrilled critics and audiences throughout the world. Dave Brubeck, among others, hailed him as a young genius. Like all great jazz musicians he has his own distinct voice. He is instantly recognizable; always surprising and satisfying whether playing the blues, a classic ballad or an original uptempo composition. He is great in a jazz club but even better in a concert hall. Born on January 28, 1987 in the former Soviet Union, Eldar began piano lessons at age three and it became quickly apparent that he possessed a special musical gift. At 10 years old the family moved to their new hometown of Kansas City, Missouri where he immediately gained the attention of the jazz community. At 12 he appeared as a featured guest on Marion McPartland’s NPR Radio Show “Piano Jazz”. Two albums followed and at age 17 he signed as a Sony recording artist with albums that featured such greats as Roy Hargrove, Michael Brecker and Chris Botti. Eldar has appeared at Jazz Festivals all over the world; the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall to name a few. He has been seen on national TV including the 2000 and 2008 Grammy Awards, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. The virtuoso pianist has also performed with the Russian National Orchestra and San Diego Symphony. A solo classical album, Bach/Brahms/ Prokofiev, was recently released. After the Crest Theatre performance the Trio travels to the Atlanta Jazz Festival on May 24th. Tickets are $40. For more information call the box office at 561243-7922, x1.

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Arts Garage Receives Grant to Fund New Youth Art Program


he Creative City Collaborative (CCC), which operates the popular Arts Garage in Delray Beach, is the proud winner of the prestigious and highly competitive $100,000 grant from Impact 100 Palm Beach, a local charitable women’s organization. The award was bestowed at the World Theatre at Lynn University where several outstanding non-profits, selected by the women who form the Impact 100 membership, gave impassioned presentations about their organizations’ missions. Drew Tucker, the CCC Director of Education and Community Outreach, spoke on behalf of CCC and its dynamic performing arts academy. “We are honored to have been selected for this grant,” said Tucker. “The two programs that it will fund [will provide atrisk youth] with opportunities to develop their artistic skills while learning positive forms of expression. These programs provide a sense of belonging and self-worth, while engendering the students’ beliefs that they

can go beyond their current circumstances and find success.” Tucker called upon the personal experiences of his own youth to illustrate how the arts and music transformed his life and described the positive influences of the existing CCC programs on the lives of their participants. The winning CCC initiatives will continue to provide a safe space for students to escape the labels that others may place on them, and expose at risk youth to mentorship and skill-building educational programs that will empower them to achieve their highest potential. “CCC has been committed to serving the youth of our community and providing a critical outlet for the children in greatest need from the very start,” said Alyona Ushe, Executive Director of the CCC. “The gift from Impact 100 will enable us to grow these programs, and this honor will serve as leverage to continue to expand these programs. We are determined to make the arts available to every young person in our

community who needs assistance.” The two-tier educational program utilizes both theater and music to provide youth in the greatest need of the invaluable benefits of culture and the arts. The Drumline Project will work with youth after school and during the summer, when young people are without the structure of a school day and at their most vulnerable, and will provide an intensive program of private music lessons, group instruction and opportunities to collaborate and perform with a high level of musical precision. The Theatre Education Project will work with students in South Palm Beach County public schools and afterschool programs. Students will experience the creative and expressive possibilities of music and theatre by attending professional performances and completing an intensive curriculum. These students will expand writing, communication, and critical thinking skills by writing monologues, scenes, and songs and enhance their expressive abilities by performing these pieces.

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BOCA RATON, FL - The Wick Theatre will be spreading rhythm around with their jubilant production of the Tonyaward winning musical Ain’t Misbehavin’. Named after the song by Thomas W. “Fats” Waller, this revue pays homage to the zest and vigor of Manhattan nightclubs like the Savoy Ballroom and the Cotton Club in the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance (1919-1930). The features five dynamic performers who present an evening of rowdy, raunchy and humorous songs that

showcase the various moods of the era. “We are thrilled to be presenting Ain’t Misbehavin’ as our last show of our inaugural season. It seems a fitting and fun end to what has been an incredible first year for the Wick and we’re having a blast transforming the theatre into the iconic clubs of the era. These “hot spots”, considered by many as the “birthplace of swing”, have left an indelible impression on our culture and we are honored to have such an outstanding cast recreate those

exciting times,” said Executive Producer Marilynn A. Wick. The show’s cast includes Phillip L. Boykin (Ken), who is a 2012 Tony nominee for his role in Porgy and Bess; Alltrinna Grayson (Nell) who has appeared in the national touring company of Smokey Joe’s Café and If This Hat Could Talk (The Life Story of Mrs. Dorothy Height); Joy Lynn Jacobs(Armelia) whose Broadway credits include Marie Christine and the revival of The Music Man; Debra Walton (Charlayne),who has appeared on Broadway and in the national tours of Pajama Game, Chicago and Reggie Whitehead (Andre), who has been seen in many national productions and was last on the Wick stage in the Full Monty. Ain’t Misbehavin’ is directed and choreographed by Ron Hutchins who last wowed Wick audiences with the critically acclaimed production of 42nd Street, and is nationally recognized for his consummate skill as a dancer and choreographer. The production runs from May 8th through June 1st with evening performances Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Single tickets are $58 and museum tour packages are available online at www., or by calling the box office at 561-995-2333.

MAY Kölsch beer is a special style brewed in Germany. A light style brew, they have a faint hoppiness, and a nice rich flavor. It is all thanks to the way this beer is brewed, which includes a warm fermentation process. At The Little House in Boynton Beach they carry a Fruh Kolsh, which is perfect for spring. Stop by and grab a pint soon!

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his month Boca Raton’s Jazziz Nightlife is offering several remarkable performances highlighting artists including David Sanborn, Nicole Henry and a special debut appearance by Level 10. Enjoy some of South Florida’s best in live entertainment paired with an upscale selection of cuisine and wine, as well as a dedicated champagne, caviar, cigar and piano bar. For more information and tickets visit Paul Taylor May 6-7 | 7 pm & 9 pm In the 19 years since saxophonist Paul Taylor first got On The Horn with his hit debut album, he’s enjoyed an extraordinary journey in the contemporary urban jazz world. The key to the charismatic saxophonist’s success? Beyond those instantly identifiable sax tones, infectious melodies, cutting edge production, and dynamic live performances, it’s one thing -- tenacity. It’s also the perfect title for his latest recording. Long a mainstay among the most popular and elite artists, Taylor has been on one of the most exhilarating upswings of his career. Over the past few years, Taylor has also been part of two of the genre’s biggest summer tours, Gentlemen of the Night with Marion Meadows and Warren Hill, and Sax and the City with Meadows and Vincent Ingala. With the 20th anniversary of his recording debut coming up next year, Taylor remains a fresh and vital, forward thinking force in contemporary urban jazz. Tickets are $35 General Admission, $55 Premium and $75 VIP Nicole Henry May 14 | 7 pm & 9 pm During Jazziz’s first year, stunning jazz vocalist Nicole Henry has become one of the most in demand and regular performers on the stage. Due to her tremendous popularity, this performance marks the beginning of a once a month residency exclusively at Jazziz. Since her debut in 2004, she has established herself as one of the jazz world’s most acclaimed vocalists, possessing a potent combination of dynamic vocal abilities, impeccable phrasing, and powerful emotional resonance. Her passionate, soulful voice and heart-felt charisma has earned her a 2013 Soul Train Award for “Best Traditional Jazz Performance,” three Top-10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums. Henry tells real stories through repertoire from the American Songbook, classic and contemporary jazz, contemporary standards, blues and originals. Tickets are $35 General Admission; $45 Premium; and $65 VIP.

David Sanborn May 20-21 | 7:30 pm Returning again to Jazziz is legendary saxophonist David Sanborn, who with 24 albums, six Grammy Awards, eight Gold albums, and one Platinum album is considered one of the most influential saxophonists of our time. He is especially known for his passionate sound and emotional interpretations of melodies and unlike his countless number of imitators, is immediately recognizable within two notes. While growing up in St. Louis, Sanborn played with many Chicago blues greats (including Albert King) and became a skilled alto saxophonist despite battling polio in his youth. After important stints with Paul Butterfield, Gil Evans, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, and the Brecker Brothers, Sanborn began recording as a leader in the mid-’70s and racked up a string of pop successes. In the early ’90s, Sanborn was the host of the syndicated television series “Night Music” which had a very eclectic lineup of musicians (from Sonny Rollins and Sun Ra to James Taylor). Additionally, he has regularly hosted the “After New Year’s Eve” TV special on ABC and hosted his own syndicated radio program, “The Jazz Show with David Sanborn.” He continues to be one of the most highly active musicians of his genre and is an artist who pushes the limits and continues to make music that challenges the mind and goes “Straight to The Heart.” Tickets are $60 General Admission; $100 Premium and $150 VIP. Level 10 May 26-27 | 7 pm & 9 pm You can’t help but get caught up in the moment when Level 10 performs live. It is pretty much impossible to sit quietly while experiencing the high energy the group creates with its intricate rhythms and genius melodies. Suddenly, Latin jazz seems reawakened with an uplifting positive message, Level 10 bridges the past elements of jazz with new sounds that are bubbling up to the surface of the entertainment scene, attracting a large worldwide fan base of music lovers from Asia, South America and Europe. A band that can create memorable compositions, compelling melodies and deep toe tapping grooves, this dynamic group of seasoned players that make up Level 10 is living up to its name and taking it to the top with blistering live performances, an incredible international following and now a brand new CD titled Vector. Tickets are $25 General Admission; $35 Premium and $45 VIP.

PALM BEACH, FL — An international cellist and Juilliard School faculty member will give chamber music enthusiasts a special preview of his upcoming documentary at a May benefit concert, hosted by The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach. The performance is a special preview of Dane Johansen’s “Walk to Fisterra,” a musical pilgrimage and journey he will begin later in May, which will require he walk nearly 600 miles through Spain, along the Camino de Santiago, while carrying his cello and stopping to perform Bach’s “Six Suites for Solo Cello” in ancient churches along the way. Proceeds from the Benefit will help fund Johansen’s trip to Spain, along with defraying costs for Season One of the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach. Johansen, who has played on some of the world’s most celebrated stages, is a native of Alaska who appears frequently on the

world’s leading stages, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, the Kennedy Center, BBC Proms in London, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw. Johansen will perform works by J.S. Bach for solo cello during the concert, scheduled for Wednesday, May 7 at Café Boulud at The Brazilian Court Hotel, 301 Australian Ave. in Palm Beach. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., and the performance will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $125. For reservations, call 561-379-6773 or purchase tickets at The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach was co-founded by Vicki Kellogg, and Michael Finn, who also serves as the Chamber’s Executive and Artistic Director. For more information about the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, call 561-379-6773, or visit to purchase tickets.

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hile St. Patty’s has come and gone, Arts Garage has an even bigger Irish celebration happening this month. The Delray venue is hosting the 20th annual Acting Irish International Theatre Festival, a week’s worth of full-length Irish plays performed by Irish community theatres. It will be monumental---and that’s no blarney! But that is just part of the excitement planned this month-- Arts Garage is also going country, offering tango lessons, showcasing two musicals and more. “We promised diversity and May brings an amazing conglomeration of talent to our stage,” says Alyona Ushe, Executive Director of Arts Garage. “We are excited to be introducing country music to our venue with a dynamic performance by Sherrié Austin, a powerful singer and a prolific songwriter for some of country’s biggest acts. We are encouraging romance with complimentary tango lessons by world champion dancer Monica Llobet. And for the first time, we are hosting the Acting Irish International Theater Festival.” Lauded for acclaimed jazz and blues artists, Arts Garage is now kickin’ up their country boots with a special event featuring an exciting performer and composer who has penned hits for the likes of Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and the king himself, Mr. George Strait. Sherrié Austin’s career began in Australia where she opened for Johnny Cash. In later years, she performed on Broadway in Ring of Fire, a musical revue featuring the iconic songbook of the Man in Black. The multi-talented artist will sing many of her hits including “Lucky in Love,” “One Solitary Tear,” “Put Your Heart into It,” and “Innocent Man” during this unique concert. If learning to dance the tango is on your bucket list, then do not miss the Tango de Alma event. Before the show, the legendary Monica Llobet will be conducting complimentary lessons. The world-renowned professional Argentine Tango dancer has earned numerous recognitions granted by the International Dance Organization including, among others, “World Argentine Tango Champion 2001 in Miami, “World Cup Argentine Tango Champion 2001 in Hong Kong, China, and “World Cup Argentine Tango Champion 2000 in Budapest, Hungary. Love theatre? Then May is your month at Arts Garage. The witty musical, The Trouble with Doug, presented by Theatre Arts Garage, continues to make audiences laugh and ponder how a dramatic change might affect their family dynamic. The pre-professional student troupe, featuring our most gifted and promising young performers, offers their take on the Tony Award winning best musical, In the Heights. And finally, Arts Garage hosts the 20th Annual Acting Irish Festival. The Festival was founded in 1994, and features Irish plays by Irish community theatre companies from Canada, the US, and Ireland. The week-long event offers a rich array of stories including the captivating Irish Dracula, the haunting Shining City and the romantic Tho’ it were Ten Thousand Miles. For more information visit the Arts Garage website at, or call 561-450-6357 to make ticket purchases.


May 11 | The Trouble With Doug Wed, Thurs & Fri | 7:30 pm Sat & Sun | 2 pm ($30-$40) Theatre Arts Garage is proud to present a remarkable new musical with an odd comic premise and a surprisingly touching heart. The Trouble with Doug, by Will Aronson and Daniel Maté, is about a successful twenty-something who finds himself slowly transforming into a slug. While the story-line echoes elements of Kafka’s Metamorphosis, the musical’s zany plot gives the creative duo license to use humor to explore serious issues about the family, relationships and mortality.“Laughter and amazement can be a great lubricant for emotional engagement, and that’s what we’re aiming for,” says Maté. “The show is neither a snarky spoof nor some sort of artsy, morose Kafka-fest. We’re aiming, perhaps slightly off the plate, curveball style, to hit the strike zone of laughout-loud humor based on things people will absolutely relate to.” “Anyone who’s ever been part of a family, or dealt with change and loss, will relate to this musical,” says Aronson. “The slug is merely our way of getting at some pretty human topics.” May 10 Sherrié Austin | 8 pm | Country ($25-45) Sherrié Austin has an exciting career as both a performer and a writer. Her writing talent has been showcased by dozens of artists in the past few years, including Tim McGraw’s “Shot Gun Rider” from the CD Let It Go, Blake Shelton’s “Good At Startin’ Fires” from the CD Startin’ Fires, and even the king himself, George Strait who cut “Where’ve Have I Been All My Life” for his CD Twang. The New York Times describes her as, “a sultry young country music singer… That twang in her voice provides some muchneeded authenticity in excellent pop-country numbers like ‘Ain’t Goin’ Back.’” May 15-18 In the Heights | Pre-professional Student Production ($20-30) Performed by Arts Garage Academy’s exceptionally talented group of students and professional actors, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical is about chasing your dreams and finding your true home. With a gripping story and incredible music and dance, this dramatic experience is a groundbreaking 21st century musical and the next chapter in the classic American story. A poignant tale for the times. May 17 Blues Fusion | 8 pm | 21 Blue with Longineu Parsons & Ted ($25-35) This is blues for the 21st century, with music that is simultaneously a reduction of jazz, an expansion of blues, a blistering foray into funk, and a flirtation with jam-band rock. Did you get all that? It is a synthesis of styles, and a stage for improvisation that seamlessly strips away formal categories and takes dead aim at the heart of American music. A truly unique experience that is not to be missed.

May 19-25 Acting Irish International Theatre Festival ($20) Come kiss the Blarney Stone, as Arts Garage hosts the 20th annual Acting Irish International Theatre Festival, a week’s worth of full-length Irish plays performed by Irish community theatres. This year’s lineup is monumental! May 20 The Irish Dracula | 8 pm by James Doan Set in 1888, in London and County Sligo, Ireland, The Irish Dracula deals with the Irish author/theatre manager, Bram Stoker, and the imperious actor/director Henry Irving of the Lyceum Theatre for whom Bram works. Other characters are adapted from those found in Stoker’s novel, Dracula. Seán Haircéar, the fiancé of Bram’s typist, Mina Murray, is en route to Markree Castle in Ireland to deliver a deed for a London house Gala Gig III Gypsy to the mysterious Lord Style Edward Cooper. May 21 Bailegangaire | 2 pm by Tom Murphy Bailegangaire tells the story of three women who are dependent on, and at war with, one another. Mommo, the dominating and tyrannical grandmother, is bedridden and attended by two long-suffering granddaughters. In her unfinished storytelling Mommo has the power to keep the sense of the past alive, or finish the story and liberate both herself and her two granddaughters from the chaos and blight that hangs over them all. May 21 Shining City | 8 pm | by Conor McPherson Shining City is about the visits of John, a business man, to a therapist after seeing the ghost of his recently deceased wife. The therapist, who recently left the priesthood, is struggling with his own demons. The therapy sessions change both men profoundly and in unexpected ways, as they learn there is more than one way in which to be haunted. May 22 The Butterfly of Killybegs | 8 pm by Brian Foster In a Donegal fishing village Mary watches her life ebb away as she looks after her bedridden mother. Grasping a final chance of love and freedom, Mary befriends the reticent Patsy Doogan, and readily accepts his proposal of marriage. Patsy, however, has a secret and when it is uncovered Mary must prevent her mother from telling the local gossip. A must for any age. May 22 Brighton | 8pm | by Jim Nolan Jim Nolan’s play tells the story of a feisty Irish woman, a recently disabled English actor and a young health care assistant whose paths first cross in a London nursing home and later reach an emotional climax in a Brighton hospital. Dark humor and razor sharp dialogue are common features of Nolan’s writing. Illness, death, despair and salvation are regular themes in the Waterford born playwright’s work. So too is the inherent yearning for survival in the human spirit. The poignant, bittersweet, hilarious and moving struggle towards redemption is again at the core of Brighton. A wonderful show good for all ages.

May 23 The Housekeeper | 8 pm by Morna Regan A woman at the end of her tether is faced with homelessness when she loses her job and the bank threatens to repossess her home. Desperate, she breaks into the house of a wealthy woman, but before long she realizes that she has disturbed a hornet’s nest of unimagined proportions. This is a psychological thriller that explores the nature of possession, inheritance and corruption. May 23 Stones in his Pocket | 8 pm by Marie Jones Jake and Charlie are thirty-somethings who meet when working as extras on a big American movie being shot in Ireland. Charlie’s video shop in Ballycastle has gone bankrupt and Jake has returned to Kerry after a futile few years in the U.S. The movie is a wonderful break from worrying about their futures, until the harsh realities of rural life break through. May 24 Tho’ it were Ten Thousand Miles | 2 pm by William H.A. Williams Interwoven with the strains of Robbie Burns incomparable love song, “My Love is like a Red, Red Rose,” this play brings together Seamus, an aging Irish academic (complete with family banshee), and Fiona, a young ScottishAmerican folk singer. Their unlikely May/ December romance mixes love, comedy and heartbreak spiced with poetry, music and bits of Irish folklore. Imaginative staging enables the two loves to comment on their thoughts and emotions while interacting with each other. May 24 These Halcyon Days | 8 pm by Deirdre Kinahan It took a while, but they found each other. Seán sits alone, abandoned to his memories of a life in the theatre, when in storms Patricia, a feisty woman with a zest for life and an eye for a handsome man. A wary intimacy soon develops between the two, an unforeseen relationship by turns charming and combative, tender and funny. May 30 Free Lesson, 7 pm | Concert, 8 pm Alma de Tango with Monica Llobet & Anibal Berraute Quartet ($25-35) Come early for a dance lesson with world champion Tango dancer Llobet, followed by a classic Tango Milonga accompanied by an exquisite tango quartet beginning at 8 pm. Quartet leader Berraute is one of the most accomplished pianists in the world. He is joined by Federico Britos, a five-time-Grammy-winning violinist, Miguel Arrabal on the bandoneon, bringing his strong improvisational skill to the dynamic quartet and Renyel Rivero on bass cello. May 31 Naples Jazz Orchestra | 8 pm |Jazz ($25-45) Naples Jazz Orchestra, comprised of some of the finest professional jazz musicians in Florida, is a big band performing in the tradition of the legendary Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Now in its 5th season, NJO has received the 2013 Champion Award for Best Musical Entertainment in the Southwest Florida Readers’ Choice Awards poll. “The best of the best.”-Jazz Times

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Grammy Award Winner Marlow Rosado Joins “In the Heights” at Arts Garage



ay Flowers bring color and life to Lake Worth, which is becoming the epicenter of South Florida’s Great Arts Renaissance. This month, on May 6th, The Community Foundation and United Way are hosting the Great Give, and the Flamingo Clay Studio and Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will be participating. To celebrate, the ModSquad is spotlighting its many fine art gallery members, where exhibits are constantly changing. So make the month of May an art tour month. Start on the 600 block of Lucerne and visit the Lake Worth Arts League, South Florida’s oldest arts association. Their beautiful gallery is filled with paintings and photography. Head west to the MaryAnne and Bruce Webber Galleries, located on the 700 block of Lucerne the longest established galleries and framing establishments in Lake Worth. There are many other little galleries located in the nooks and crannies of the town. Take a day to explore and delight in the art that fills this town. To enter The Great Give visit


ELRAY BEACH, FL – From salsa to rock, from merengue to hiphop, from bachata to reggaeton, producer, composer and pianist Marlow Rosado has had his musical hand in all of it. A native of Puerto Rico, he is a salsero at heart, but has successfully written, played and produced hits in a variety of musical styles for some of the most renowned artists in Latin music. From the driving rock tracks he cowrote on Alejandra Guzman’s “Lipstick,” a song nominated for “Best Rock Album of the Year” by both the American and Latin Grammy’s, to the emotionally charged Yolandita Monge production, “Sentimiento Borinqueno,” written as a love letter to his home land, it’s easy to realize that Marlow Rosado’s compositions are heard across airwaves the world over on a daily basis. However, ask Rosado what his proudest moments as a composer have been, and without pause he names his compositions “Me Dejo En El Aire” and “Un No Se Que,” being recorded by the legendary El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico. Rosado has played and worked with a diverse repertoire of artists including Celia Cruz, the unforgettable Tejana signer Selena, Larry Harlow, Tommy Olivencia, Marc Anthony, Ricardo Montaner, Olga Tañón and Desmond Child, among others. Recently, he arranged and directed the horns sessions for Ricky Martin’s new

production. Rosado earned a Masters degree in Jazz Education, and he has taught at the elementary as well as the University level. He is continually sought out by Latin Artists for his musical arrangement skills, his aggressive montunos on the piano, as well as his ability to direct orchestras for artists such as the late Salsa legend Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Jr., Tito Nieves, and many others. It is not uncommon to see Roasado’s name on CD liner notes, whether it is as a pianist, producer, songwriter or musical director. Catch the beauty of this story on May 15th through the 18th, with showtimes during the day and evening, performed by Arts Garage Academy’s exceptionally talented students and professionals. This exhilarating musical tells the universal tale of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner coffee shop is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes and dreams where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Tickets in advance $20-30, $5 more at the door. For more information and showtimes visit, or call 561-450-3546.

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May 1-31 Brogue’s Down Under This Irish pub and restaurant has learned the formula for packing in crowds for dinner and a show. With their elegant and newly windowed back restaurant, diners can come in for a fine meal and to enjoy their Thursday evening (5-8PM) Rod Stewart Tribute Band. Watch for additional evenings with addition tribute groups to spring up on a regular basis. May 1-31 Flow Source Lake Worth now welcomes exciting new Street Performers to town beginning in May. FlowSource has found a new home in Lake Worth. Every First and Third Friday in May for Lake Worth’s Evenings on the Avenues, FlowSource will be presenting a flowing team of powerful, creative, and joyful individuals dedicating their lives to what they love to do best. These artists are excited to share many forms of performance arts.

They will mesmerize, captivate, and amaze you. You will laugh and join in the fun. See live painting and portraits by Zipporah SkyWalker, Spoken Word/Poetry acapella and musical accompaniment by Casandra Tenenbaum, Brian Ritter, and Emily Andari. Poi, Staff, and Hula Hoop performances by Patrick Kiebzak, Jeremiah Collins, Blair Welcome, and Cassandra Tenenbaum. Watch as these performers, especially as they use LED and fire props! They inspire community connection through playful interactions and create a showcase spectacle in Downtown Lake Worth that links the community with performers, artists, and merchants. May 10th The Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale Lake Worth is always filled with Big Bargains and a ThirdEye Adventure. The Second Saturday Sidewalk sales fill the downtown streets with treasures. Long cherished, Bees Knees, has lost its lease in Lake Worth and is looking for a new site. You Bees Knees addicts can find their extraordinary and affordable treasures every Second Saturday on the parking lot of CGMS Gallery, 15 South J Street. This is Lake Worth’s example of neighbor helping neighbor. The best way to get the Bees Knees up an running again is to come downtown and make sure you buy out their parking lot sale. raises money for local charities. This month’s adventure is “Back to Boston,” a bar crawl and tap takeover. This adventure will feature an 80’s Costume Contest with food, fun, music & prizes. May 16th Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery The Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery will celebrates its 5-year anniversary in downtown Lake Worth. The party starts at 6 pm. Some of Palm Beach’s best performers come out to celebrate this anniversary. In keeping with Gallery Anniversary Tradition, butterflies will be handed out to the first 100 visitors. Champagne and cake will be served. All in all, a great time for all at this classic Lake Worth party.

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May 9 | 7 pm Spotlight on Young Musicians The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performance Arts offers two fun events for the whole family in May. On May 9 at 7 p.m. the Kravis Center Community Outreach Event “Spotlight on Young Musicians” will take place in partnership with the school district of Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Music Educators’ Association and the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, Inc. Crossing the threshold from practice to performance is every performer’s dream. The Kravis Center’s annual Spotlight On Young Musicians turns that dream into reality for hundreds of talented student musicians. Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall. Tickets $10; $12 day of performance. May 17 | 8 pm Video Games Live Power up for an immersive concert featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. It’s the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the excitement of a rock concert and the technology and interactivity of a video game, all completely synchronized to cutting-edge visuals, lighting and special effects on three giant screens. Segments include Zelda, Warcraft, Mario, Halo, Final Fantasy and more. Note: Come early for a pre-show Guitar Hero and costume contest in the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby. Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert Hall. Tickets start at $20 The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and international artists and companies of the highest quality; by offering comprehensive arts education programs; by providing a Palm Beach County home in which local and regional arts organizations can showcase their work; and by providing an economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County.

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Arts Garage Welcomes First Country Music Act With Sherrié Austin

Arts Garage is welcoming its first country music act with Sherrié Austin, who is set to take center stage at Arts Garage on May 10th at 8 p.m. Austin has an exciting career as both a performer and a writer. Her writing talent has helped her land cuts by dozens of artists in the past few years including Tim McGraw’s “ShotGun Rider” from the CD “Let it Go”, Blake Shelton’s “Good At Startin’ Fires” from the CD “Startin’ Fires,” and even the King himself, George Strait who cut “Where’ve Have I Been All My Life” for his CD “Twang” Most recently, Sherrie’s songwriting prowess was responsible for the hilarious duet by Trace Adkins and Blake Shelton called “If I Was A Woman” on Trace Adkins 2011 release “Proud To Be Here.” As a performer, the New York Times

says, “a sultry young country music singer… That twang in her voice provides some muchneeded authenticity in excellent pop-country numbers like “Ain’t Goin’ Back.” Austin, an Australian singer and songwriter, broke new ground with her 2001 release, Followin’ a Feelin’. While she had several hits with her first two pop-infused albums and sales close to half a million records, Austin chose to leave Arista, an established label, and sign with the independent Wrensong. Austin got her start in music opening for Johnny Cash in Australia at the age of 14. She later moved to the United States where she took up acting. She is most known in America for playing the role of Pippa McKenna on The Facts of Life. She also appeared as “Lady Penelope” on the first season of the TV comedy series Fresh Prince of Bel Air starring Will Smith. Austin moved to New York City in 2005 and appeared in the New York Musical Theater Festival’s production of Bonnie & Clyde. The following year, Sherrié performed in Ring Of Fire- The Johnny Cash Musical Show at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. She also performed in the production of Warrior, a musical about the American-Indian athlete Jim Thorpe, where described her as “outstanding”. She returned to Nashville in 2006. Austin was named one of 2011’s “25 Most Beautiful People” by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine.

Hair by Scott & Co.’s staff donated 100% of every service to The Pap Corps which has raised nearly $50 million dollars for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Way Beyond Bagels added to the festivities by providing complimentary breakfast and luncheon treats for the volunteers, and various community partners provided outstanding raffle prizes. “It was truly a beautiful day,” said Rita Seiff, vice president of fundraising for The Pap Corps. “Our volunteers, the community and an array of businesses came together to help us in our goal of creating a world without cancer. We are truly thankful!”

South Florida’s Science Center and Aquarium Announces Summer Traveling Exhibit

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Twists and turns will help you learn at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium’s newest traveling exhibit Mazes. Opening to the public on the evening of Saturday, May 3rd, the exhibit will lead guests on an adventure through a series of interactive brain-teasers, 3-D puzzles and full body games. On display through September 14, 2014, Mazes is sure to ‘amaze’ all summer long.

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Music at St. Paul’s Presents Pulse Chamber Ensemble in Music of Khachaturian and Gershwin

May 18 | 3 pm Pulse The Music at St. Paul’s concert series, now in its 26th season, will present in concert the critically acclaimed Pulse Chamber Ensemble on Sunday, May 18 at 3:00 pm. The concert will take place in historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 188 S. Swinton Avenue in the heart of Delray Beach. The group consists of Clarinetist Margaret Donaghue Flavin, pianist Marina Radiushina and violinist/violist Scott Flavin. Described as “vivacious,” “exquisite,” and “brilliant,” the virtuoso trio PULSE is committed to presenting a mix of traditional, contemporary and cutting edge programming. The trio is garnering rave reviews from publications such as the New York Times and the Washington Post, which wrote: “Pulse played with such intelligence and naturalness that it seemed virtually spontaneous.” A recent South Florida performance was described as “one of the most entertaining concerts of the season.” Pulse has collectively performed in over 20 countries across four continents, including Carnegie Hall, St Martinin-the-Fields, Boston Symphony Hall, and the Kennedy Center, all to standing ovations. The May 18th program will include Thomas Sleeper’s Semi Suite, written last year, trios by Jean Françaix and Aram Khachaturian, the Tibetan Dance by Chinese composer Bright Sheng, and Scott Flavin’s arrangement of George Gershwin’s An American In Paris. A $15 donation is requested for the concert, with preferred (front center) seating available at $20. Students are admitted for a $5 contribution. Tickets can be reserved by phone or online at No one will be turned away for inability to contribute. Updated information will be posted, as it becomes available, on the church’s website.

Pap Corps Cut-a-Thon Raises $25,000 at Hair by Scott & Co. in Delray Beach au Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Hundreds of Pap Corps supporters recently enjoyed a day of pampering at Hair by Scott & Co. in Delray Beach. After hours of cuts, colors, manis and pedis, the glamorized volunteers had raised $25,000 in research funds for ALL cancers. “We so appreciate the generosity of Steve and his staff for donating their time and talent to our cause,” said JoAnne Goldberg, president of The Pap Corps. “Their dedication to our mission has been remarkable and we are so grateful to them for creating such a successful event.”

tacos, pizza, cupcakes, ice cream and more. The grand opening celebration will also feature live music and activities for the entire family. Admission to the Science Center for the special grand opening celebration will be reduced to - $10 for adults and $7 for children ages 3 to 12. Science Center members can enjoy the special event for free. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium recently completed a $5 million expansion and renovation. With a new mission to “open every mind to science,” the Science Center features more than 50 handson educational exhibits, an 8,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquarium- featuring both local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall and an interactive Everglades exhibit. During Mazes, admission to the Science Center is $14 for adults, $10.50 for children ages 3 to 12, and $12.50 for seniors over the age of 62. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach and is open Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm. For more information, call 561-832-1988 or visit Like the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @ SFScienceCenter.

Mazes winds its way over 9,000 squarefeet with more than 60 puzzling experiences that inspire endless hours of exploration and ingenuity. Visitors will have the opportunity to run a marathon with their fingers on the Finger Mazes; become a “webmaster” by climbing through an intricate web of ropes in the Web Maze; get lost in a network of color in the Color Maze; and conquer puzzling perplexities in the Maze of Illusions, where what you see may not be what you get. “This is quite possibly the most interactive exhibit we have ever hosted,” said Lew Crampton, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium CEO. “Themed mazes are powerful kinesthetic learning tools. This is hands-on, minds-on science at its best and we know that the exhibit will create a memorable experience for our visitors– one that is both entertaining and educational.” Mazes aims to encourage guests to explore new ways of problem-solving, challenge the relationship between the mind and the eye, nurture creativity and serve as a bridge between multi-generational boundaries, as the exhibit is fun and challenging for all ages. And if you think you have learned enough about mazes after experiencing the crafty puzzles for yourself, the exhibit will offer visitors an opportunity to build their very own maze. To celebrate the grand opening of Mazes, the Science Center will host Food Truck Fusion, a food truck event on Saturday, May 3rd from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. In addition to exploring Mazes, guests will have the opportunity to explore local food vendors offering delicious menu items such as mouth-watering burgers,

The 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival returns to the Delray Beach Tennis Center Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 – 25, 2014. This first-rate outdoor-juried event features a full spectrum of craft media with broad appeal and prices set to suit all budgets. The festival will include a juried outdoor craft showcase with original crafts all handmade by local artists and crafters by more than 150 crafters hailing from 30 different states. Craft media includes folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax and glass, hair accessories, handbags and accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass. Prices are set to suit all budgets, ranging from as little as $3 to $3,000. The Green Market will also be offering a wide variety of quality plants, dips and gourmet items. American Craft Endeavors (ACE) produces some of the nation’s most exciting high-end juried craft shows in many of Florida’s vibrant downtown areas and popular tourist destinations including the Lauderdale by the Sea Craft Festival. The group’s founders personally select unique, culture rich cities for their show locations providing a complete outdoor experience unmatched by other festivals. All crafters are handselected from hundreds of applicants in order to ensure a superior event featuring diverse art media and the highest quality of original handmade crafts. The festival runs May 25-26 on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Delray Beach Tennis Center in Downtown Delray Beach at 201 West Atlantic Ave. Admission is free and open to the public. For additional information on the 17th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival and other American Craft Endeavors craft shows across the country, visit www. or call 561-746-6615.

The Playgroup LLC Presents Short Cuts 4

On Wednesday, May 7, local playwrights from The Playgroup LLC will kick of its 4th season of Short Cuts 4, where they will explore everything from romance and job interviews, to a bank robbery gone wrong and wacky therapists with a set of short performances. The nine original plays by local playwrights are all 10 minutes or less, and on stage for just one night. The show is a lively mix of comedy and drama, produced with minimal props and sets, which are changed by the actors in full view of the audience. The plays in SHORT CUTS 4 include pieces by Brian Reeves,

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arts & ends Todd Caster, Don Grimme, Marnie Bauman, Marla E. Schwartz, Mary Unterbrink, Patricia Crumpler and Joan McIver. One of the hallmarks of the Shortcuts series are these set changes, designed by director Brian Reeves, which often constitute a play within the plays. Other Shortcuts 4 directors are Joyce Sweeney, Irene Kessler, Teresa Biber and Bob Benjamin. The cast this year includes Playgroup veterans such as David Ehrlich, Penny Mandel, Paul Rosen and Barbara Weisberger, along with actors new to the show, such as Clelia Patrizio, Elli Murray and Christopher Mitchell. There will be one performance only on Wednesday, May 7th at 8 p.m. at the Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave. in Lake Worth. All seats, $20. Tickets may be purchased by calling (561) 586-6410 or visiting For more information, contact Joyce Sweeney 954-592-0226, or email grackle@

Morikami Offers Enlightening Lecture, Captivating Exhibit and Demonstrations of Sado

May is the perfect time for a visit to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens! Enjoy a fascinating lecture by Assistant Curator of Japanese Prints Sarah Thompson, interesting exhibit about the first novel in the world, interactive calligraphy workshops and more. Through May 18 Genji’s World in Japanese Woodblock Prints. The Tale of Genji, the first novel in the world, was written over 1000 years ago by the Japanese court lady Murasaki Shikibu. Shikibu’s epic novel was a popular source of inspiration for woodblock print and illustrated book artists in the 19th century. This exhibition, organized by Scripps College (Claremont, CA), features over 50 such woodblock prints and books depicting the scenes from Shikibu’s masterpiece. Keeping in Touch: The Culture of LetterWriting in Japan. In Japan, letter-writing is a highly refined art form that is deeply rooted in poetry, steeped in metaphorical allusions and symbolic meaning. Letter-writing evolved from short, heartfelt lyrical verses, skillfully rendered, sometimes on scented paper, and hand-delivered to their intended recipient. This exhibition presents a variety of letterwriting forms from poems to postcards, and explores the myriad art forms that letterwriting brought about in Japan, such as lacquer writing boxes, ink stones, brushes, elegant papers, and other stationary implements. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida since its opening in 1977. The Morikami invites guests to discover South Florida’s heritage and its connection with Japan, explore a series of six diverse gardens inspired by a different historical period and style of Japanese gardening. Experience traditional and contemporary Japanese culture through world-class exhibits, varied educational programs and seasonal events, bonsai display, pan-Asian cuisine and a distinctive Museum Store. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The Morikami is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road in Delray Beach, Florida. For more information about the Morikami, its exhibitions, programs and events, visit or call 561-495-0233.

BaCA Hosting Street Event with Gourmet Food Trucks & Live Music

The Creative City Collaborative (CCC), the visionary team that created Arts Garage in Delray Beach, is proud to announce the Open House Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) in Pompano Beach. The complimentary event will take place from 5-8pm on Wednesday, April 16th and will include a tour of the venue, which has undergone a $1.2 million renovation. The inaugural art show will feature an eclectic mix of local and national artists that will ignite the cultural renaissance in Pompano Beach. The evening will also showcase live entertainment by CCC’s dynamic singing duo, Shod. The open house will take place in

conjunction with ArtHall, a monthly art exhibit located across the street in the CRA Business Resource Center (50 NE 1st Street). The street will be closed for live music, art, food trucks by Gourmet Truck Expo and complimentary wine from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information on ArtHall, contact Susan Kores at 954-586-1199.

Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music Open to Public in May

Jon Robertson, Dean of Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Orchestra Guest Conductor, is inviting the public to attend 19 different musical performances during the months of April and May.

May 1 | 7:30 p.m. Class of 2014 In Concert Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall Tickets: Free A salute to the graduating class as they present one final serenade to the patrons that supported in their pursuit of musical mastery. May 3 | 10 a.m. Preparatory School of Music Recital Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall Tickets: Free This recital will feature students of all ages and levels as they share their accomplishments in voice, piano and a variety of other instruments.

May 6 | 7:30 p.m. Student Recital Asako Furuoya, Oboe Amarnick Goldstein Concert Hall Tickets: Free May 9 | 12:30 p.m. Student Recital Ricardo Pozenatto, Collaborative Piano Amarnick Goldstein Concert Hall Tickets: Free Tickets are available at the Lynn University Box Office, located in the Wold Performing Arts Center at 3601 N. Military Trail, or by calling 561-237-9000.

Mizner Park Orchid Mother’s Day Weekend


Pick the perfect gift for Mother’s Day this year at the 2nd Annual Mizner Park Orchid Show presented the Deerfield Beach Orchid Society showcasing displays and varieties of orchids and arrangements starting at $50. Admission is FREE. The Deerfield Beach Orchid Society, an affiliate of the American Orchid Society, was founded in 1965 and is a non-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate interest, provide education and enable the exchange of information among those interested in the culture of orchids in all of its aspects.

Designated as one of America’s Top 10 Public Spaces 2010 by the American Planning Association, Mizner Park is home to unique boutiques, sumptuous eateries, energizing music and inspiring art. The event will take place on Saturday, May 10 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Mizner Park gazebo at 327 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. For more information, visit www. or call (561) 362-0606.

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Hammock Trails Various Dates & Times Join Gumbo Limbo for a free guided walk on their quarter-mile boardwalk. Explore this rare remnant of coastal hardwood hammock, and get a glimpse of the past. All ages welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No reservations required.


Little Wonders May 3 | 10 a.m. Hikes for little feet, crafts for tiny fingers, and stories for growing minds introduce your novice naturalist to a new animal each month. Gumbo Limbo is a great place to share your love for nature with your little one. Ages 3 to 4 must be accompanied by an adult; no siblings please. Prepayment recommended 561544-8615 or online at; walk-ins welcome based on availability. Cost: $5 per member; non-member $8.

By Katy Lynch The Pineapple Contributing Writer

Indoor Aquarium Feedings Daily | 12:30 p.m. What do eels eat, or better yet, how do eels eat? Which fish rule the school? Why are female seahorses the envy of all the girls? Learn about these and other sea creatures during our free daily feeding presentation. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No reservations required. Outdoor Sea Tank Feedings Check Web For Dates & Times What is the connection between mangrove and coral reef communities? How do fish use these habitats? Learn about the fascinating behaviors of sharks, stingrays, and other marine life during these free daily feeding presentations. All ages. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No reservations required. Meet at the outdoor tanks. For more information contact Gumbo Limbo Nature Center at (561) 544-8605, or visit them at 1801 N. Ocean Blvd in Boca Raton.


Take Mom on a Culinary Tour Around Delray Beach


t’s Saturday afternoon. The sun is shining. All you can think about is heading over to Atlantic Avenue to enjoy the weather, to people watch — all with a cocktail in hand. But, then again, some restaurants aim to please and support our eating and drinking habits, even on the weekends. For that, we rejoice and think — there’s never a bad time for happy hour. For all of the weekend happy hour seekers, we have a list of restaurants for you that offer happy hour seven days a week.

Cut 432 432 E. Atlantic Ave. (561) 272-9898, You haven’t been out in downtown Delray Beach until you’ve done happy hour at Cut432. Known for being one of the top steakhouses in the area, the restaurant also participates in offering a daily happy hour. From 5-7 p.m., guests can enjoy select cocktails for $5, house spirits & craft beers for $4, house wines for $3 and a special bar menu with snacks for $5.

The Atlantic Grille 1000 E. Atlantic Ave. (561) 665-4900, For a contemporary menu in a chic and sophisticated atmosphere, head over to The Atlantic Grille. From 4-7 p.m. daily, restaurant guests can enjoy $4 drinks. That includes house wine, draft beer and well cocktails, as well as $6 Svedka martinis and appetizers at a reduced price.

El Camino 15 NE 2nd Ave. (561) 865-5350, To satisfy your Mexican food cravings, a trip to El Camino Tequila Bar will do the trick. El Camino offers a creative menu of upscale Mexican cuisine, using fresh, organic and local ingredients whenever possible. Happy Hour is available daily at the bar only between 4-7 p.m. Drinks are priced between $2-$5. They also offer a variety of food specials like $1 chips & salsa, $2 tacos and $4 for guacamole.

City Oyster & Sushi Bar 213 E. Atlantic Ave. (561) 272-0220, For a popular mainstay on the Ave, where classic seafood dishes shine, City Oyster is a lively place for happy hour any night of the week. The expansive bar serves a variety of high end wine, beers, cocktails -even sake. From 4-7 p.m. at the bar, guests will enjoy 2-for-1 drinks and $1 off oysters. Now that’s a deal worth savoring.

Mellow Mushroom 25 SE 6th Ave. (561) 330-3040, For happy hour, sometimes it’s all about the food, while other times it’s all about the drink. At Mellow Mushroom, the happy leans towards the drinking side of things, and we’re not complaining. For daily happy hour guests can enjoy house wines, cocktails and Smirnoff drinks for $3.50. Happy Hour goes until 7 p.m.

The Office 201 E. Atlantic Ave. (888) 507-7463, You can never spend too much time in The Office — especially when there’s eating and drinking involved. Not only does The Office offer happy hour specials seven days a week, they offer the specials twice a day. Find a seat at the bar Sun - Thurs from 3-7 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. until close or between 3-6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from midnight until close — and enjoy 50% off select drinks at the bar and special bar menu. Tryst 4 E. Atlantic Ave. (561) 921-0201, For a local stomping ground with a hip, laid-back vibe, Tryst is sure to impress with their creative and seasonal menu. Everyday from 5-7 p.m. at the bar, guests can enjoy select wines for $4, well cocktails for $5 and 50% off drafts. There’s also a special bar menu with 8 different offerings. Vic & Angelo’s 290 E. Atlantic Ave. (561) 278-9570, Known for serving a menu of authentic Italian dishes in an upbeat setting (and for their ever-so-famous garlic bread), Vic & Angelo’s is also known for having one of the best happy hours. From 3-7 p.m. enjoy 50% off select drinks and a special bar menu.

This month, celebrate mom on Mother’s Day with a food and culture tour of historic Lake Worth and Lantana on Saturday, May 10. The Taste History Culinary Tours offers a lovely mix of the cuisine, culture, art and history. The Taste History Culinary Tours program is a food eating, art and history experience offered by the non-profit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History, sponsored by Macy’s. This culinary tour consists of travels to historic Lake Worth and Lantana on the second Saturday of each month; and historic Delray Beach and Boynton Beach on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month, year-round at 11 am, plus private tours are offered during the weekday. The tour partners include familyowned eateries and bakeries; and non-profit cultural centers highlighting local artists. Taste History is a four-hour foodie 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. 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 directors and artists of the cultural centers and art galleries visited on the tour. Florida history is narrated by a guide. The cost is $40 per person, and free for children under the age of 18 (accompanied by an adult family member). Pre-payment is required. Tickets can be purchased on-line at For information, call 561-243-2662 or email Private group tours are also available at special rates.

Savor The City Hosts “Taste of Atlantic” Tour


et ready to experience Delray Beach like a true local, and hop on board a culinary “chew chew” for the bite of your life. How? This month, beginning Saturday, May 3rd, and continuing the third Friday of each month starting May 16th, Savor the City’s “Taste of Atlantic Avenue” tour will begin a true epicurean adventure across downtown Delray Beach. Named “The Most Fun Small Town In The U.S.” by Rand McNally, Delray Beach’s Village by the Sea is brimming with charm, culture and -- well, taste. And the “Taste Atlantic

Ave.” tour is an entertaining food and cultural walking tour you won’t want to miss. The tour will introduce you to some of the best restaurants and specialty shops on the famous “Atlantic Avenue” strip, our very own charming streetscape filled with upscale shops, fine restaurants and nightly entertainment. On this distinctive three-hour walking tour you can meet the food artisans who represent some of the best restaurants and specialty food shops in the city. They will take us behind the scenes and share with us the history and inspiration behind

the various multi cultural cuisines we sample during the tour. Savor the City will also offer a “Pineapple Grove” tour, the third Thursday of every month in conjunction with Artist’s Alley, where local artists open their studios and galleries to the public. Reservations are strongly recommended. The cost is $65 per person. The tours take place every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information email, or call 954-410-3177.

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Hopelessly Midwestern Getting to Know the Man Behind “The Food Beat”

By Joe Stout Special to The Pineapple


thought I would take a departure from writing about the fabulous Delray Beach restaurants we feature on The Food Beat, and share a little bit about the company’s president and founder. Me. As I sat in my office thinking about it, I realized most people have no idea who I am,

why I started The Food Beat, and what we are trying to accomplish. And for a guy that loves to tell stories, maybe now is the time to share mine. Like you, I’m not from here. (apologies to any native Floridians, but the odds of one actually reading this are slim and none) I moved from my small town of Plainwell, Michigan to South Florida in July of 2005. Yep. The middle of July and three months before Wilma. Brilliant. Worse yet, I was living in Boca Raton where the only warm and fuzzy I experienced was the mold and mildew that seemed to grow on everything. Where I was physically however paled in comparison to where I was emotionally. I had recently lost my best friend in the world who just also happened to be my 12-year-old son, Harry, who passed on with no warning in November of 2004. Trying almost anything to climb out of the darkness, I accepted an offer from an old friend to move here and work in the booming condo conversion

market. It was without question the worst year of my life, and it was without question the right decision to move here. Sometimes we need to make things worse before they can get better, and if I wasn’t at the bottom, there wasn’t much between us. Things began to look up one year later when I relocated to Delray Beach and moved in next door to the woman who saved me, Annie Ahlin. I have never in my life met such a kind, caring, and genuine human being like Annie, and her belief in me and ongoing support have been unlike anything I have ever experienced. If not for Annie, “The Scandinavian Goddess”, I’m quite certain I would I have moved back to Michigan and been of those people we all had fun with this winter. My friends are convinced Annie was dropped on her head at a young age, thus explaining my ability to land her. (Even though I know better, it’s hard to argue) With Annie and the support of my family, some amazing friends, and my two

daughters, I got my mojo back and decided to get back into my entrepreneurial roots. My job at the real estate management company was the first time since I was 20 that I worked for someone else. Of the 45 years of life spent in southwest Michigan, 20 was spent owning and operating chain of five deli’s, a wholesale bakery, and a catering company, six years writing and doing on camera and voiceover work for video production, five years as motivational contract speaker, and God knows how many years of playing drums in various rock and funk bands. I started a small video production company in 2008 with the urging of a former business partner with the goal to make business videos, jump back into the public speaking arena and write a bestselling book. My yet to be published best seller is called “Anyone Can Lead. Even You.” The subsequent speaking tour will be to support the yet to be published best seller. So I make videos. Which leads me to The Food Beat. As I mentioned earlier, I love telling stories, I love people, and I love food. People are excited when you walk in with cameras, lights, and microphones... you can feel the energy level rise. Every business is different, every story is different, and I always learn something new. I’m a bit of an anomaly in the world of video production as I was an entrepreneur before I started making movies. This helps me understand the mindset and challenges of the people I work for...I know their world inside and out. The difficult part about video production is that once you complete a project, you’re unemployed. It’s a damn vicious cycle. One day your buried in work, the next day you’re wondering when the next project will materialize. So one night I’m watching “Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives” and I say to myself, “why couldn’t we do that? Why couldn’t we create an online version of the Food Network for Delray Beach and come up with our own shows and a killer search engine? And once we get it populated with tons of great Delray Beach restaurants and all kinds of traffic, sell advertising that would create an ongoing revenue stream! So the idea was born, and with the assistance of some great friends and my business partner Chris, The Food Beat became a reality. With close to 50 restaurants with videos in our search engine, over 30 episodes of unique programs featuring Delray Beach restaurants, and numerous donated nonprofit videos, we’re getting close. The Food Beat is the number one Delray Beach Restaurant search on You Tube and we are attracting over 5,000 site visitors each month who spend on average 5-6 minutes on the site. In the past year and a half we have made some great new friends, gotten to know some amazing restaurant owners and staff in Delray Beach, and had a whole lot of fun doing it. And I have been blessed to have some very talented and committed people help us build the company. Bob Geller host of “The Street Beat”, Danny Murphy in “Rollin with Murph”, Coco Frey and Edith Labelle as “The Nutrition Goddess”, Sophia Lieuw-Kie-Song and Nathan Lebowitz as “The Kulinary Kidd”, and Ms Buena Vida on “Home Cook’n” have all worked for food and fun and I couldn’t have gotten this far without them. There are still days I long for lakes without alligators in them, scenic, winding country roads, the smell of autumn in the air, and frost on pumpkins at Halloween. I guess I’ll always be a Michigander at heart... but Delray Beach is my home. And I’m happy again.

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