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Volume 11 Issue 6
With plea of not guilty, Haynie seeks dismissal or trial
By Mary Hladky Suspended Mayor Susan Haynie has pleaded not guilty to state corruption charges and her attorney has asked that the charges be tossed out. Bruce Zimet, Haynie’s new criminal defense attorney, Haynie contended in a motion filed May 18 that the criminal charges against her are
INSIDE: Amid financial questions, Zucaro runs for mayor, page 10 At least four seek open council seat, page 10 flawed and must be dismissed, although the pleading notes that prosecutors can amend the charging document. No hearing on the motion had been scheduled as of late May. Haynie and Zimet, who
replaced Leonard Feuer as her attorney, did not comment on Haynie’s plea and demand for a trial. Haynie previously has denied the allegations against her. Her unexpected arrest set into motion the elevation of Deputy Mayor Scott Singer to the top job and an Aug. 28 special election to elect a mayor who will serve until the end of Haynie’s term of office in March 2020 — unless Haynie prevails in her legal case — and to fill Singer’s seat on the Boca
Raton City Council. Haynie, a fixture in city politics for the past 18 years, was arrested on four felony and three misdemeanor charges, including official misconduct, perjury in an official proceeding, misuse of public office, corrupt misuse of public office and failure to disclose voting conflict. She faces more than 20 years in prison. Gov. Rick Scott suspended her from office and she withdrew from the District 4 Palm Beach County
Commission race. Prosecutors contend Haynie used her position on the City Council to vote on four matters that financially benefited James Batmasian, the city’s largest downtown commercial landowner, and failed to disclose income she received from him. The investigation by the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office public corruption unit alleges Haynie See HAYNIE on page 11
Frequent turnover of managers comes with hefty cost By Rich Pollack
ABOVE: Members of the Boca Raton Police and Fire Honor Guard pause amid silence during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Boca Raton Cemetery. The May 28 event featured veterans groups, city officials and drills by Boca Raton Community High School’s Navy Junior ROTC. LEFT: Korean War veteran Larry Boyden and Louise Cammorata applaud to honor the lives of fallen service members. Photos by Tim Stepien/ The Coastal Star
By forcing out three town managers in about three years, Highland Beach faces costs — in dollars and in stability — for the high turnover in its top executive position. Since January 2015, when Kathleen Weiser agreed to step down after learning she no longer had support from the majority of commissioners, Highland Beach has paid out an estimated $225,000 in severance packages to Weiser, Beverly Brown and Valerie Oakes, who was fired early last month. In 2012, Highland Beach spent $215,000 to settle a lawsuit with former Town Manager Dale Sugerman, who claimed the town refused to pay him severance when commissioners did not renew his contract. Sugerman had previously been suspended — with pay — for five months. People who work with government leaders say high turnover among managers can also have an impact on overall operations of counties, cities and See MANAGERS on page 12
Royal wedding watch Viewers don fascinators and top hats to watch Prince Harry get married. Page 17
A look at #MeToo
Young actors discuss impact of movement on budding careers. Page AT5
Father Knows Best
Local dads pay tribute to the men who raised them. Page AT1
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Mary and Bob Isenbek spend Tuesdays at the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum, cataloging its holdings and learning more about their new home. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star
Immersed in history, ‘A-team’ couple help keep Boca museum fresh By Rich Pollack
When most people glance at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, they see a luxury hotel that has hosted celebrities, world leaders and highpowered business executives. When Bob and Mary Isenbek look at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, they see history come alive. “We see what it was, not what it is,” says Bob, who along with Mary has been volunteering at the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum since shortly after arriving in South Florida in 2012. “You start to look at things differently.” History lovers from back in their days living in New York, when they would visit museums and historical cemeteries, the Isenbeks have immersed themselves in the history of Boca Raton through their volunteer work at the museum. They can tell you about early Boca Raton pioneer Frank Chesebro, whose diary they helped transcribe, and they can rattle off the names of the owners of the landmark Boca Raton resort as if they knew each one personally. “I even know why it’s pink,” Bob says. Pink was the favorite color of Hildegarde Schine, whose husband, J. Myer Schine, owned the hotel between 1944 and 1955. It was painted pink in about 1950. Since walking through the door of the historical society six years ago — arriving as visitors and leaving as
NOMINATE SOMEONE TO BE A COASTAL STAR Send a note to news@ thecoastalstar.com or call 337-1553. volunteers — the Isenbeks have taken on a variety of tasks, mostly working with museum Curator Susan Gillis. “We refer to Mary and Bob as the ‘A-team’ around the museum,” Gillis said. “They assist with cataloguing our collections, help build exhibits, staff major events, tote and fetch donations and supplies, and decorate for the holidays. My department couldn’t function without them.” The Isenbeks have gained an understanding of Boca Raton’s history that draws them closer to the community they now call home. “Even though they are New Yorkers, they now know more about Boca Raton history than many of the old-timers,” Gillis says. Mary Isenbek says that through history, their connection with Boca Raton has gotten stronger and she encourages others who migrate to become absorbed in their communities. “It connects you to the present,” she said. Mary, 68, and Bob, 70, have been married for 46 years and are residents of San Remo Club, along State Road A1A. Their connection with the historical society came in handy when the community decided to celebrate its 50th anniversary
last year. The couple, working with the museum’s collections, researched the history of Boca’s San Remo and found photos that were taken when it was being built, as well as other photos from over the years. They put together four large storyboards detailing the history of their community, which were placed on display in San Remo. In addition to working in collections at least every Tuesday — where they have spent time cataloging photos from the Boca Raton News and identifying those in the images, along with working on other projects — the Isenbeks volunteer at the Boca Express Train Museum, also operated by the historical society. Bob serves as the station manager, greeting adult visitors to the two 1947 Seaboard Air Line streamlined rail cars, while Mary works with children coming for tours. In addition, Mary makes jewelry — often from shells she collects on the beach — and sells them in the museum gift shop, with the proceeds going to the organization. For the Isenbeks, working with Gillis and uncovering some of the mysteries of Boca Raton’s history has become more than just a way to satisfy curiosity. It has become an important part of their lives. “I like that we’re always learning something,” Mary says. “That’s what keeps us young.” Says Bob: “History is an addiction. Once you’re hooked on it, that’s it.” Ú
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Suspicious death leaves building’s residents on edge By Rich Pollack
Residents at the normally peaceful Penthouse Highlands community in Highland Beach have been on edge for more than a month after town police found the body of Elizabeth Cabral, 85, in her fifth-floor apartment. While the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has stopped short of classifying Cabral’s death as a homicide, detectives are calling it a suspicious death, leaving many in the 82-unit building wondering what happened. “People are very concerned,” said Alan Croce, president of the Penthouse Highlands Association and a retired high-ranking law enforcement official. “We’ve never had any problems in our building.” Should Cabral’s death be classified as a homicide, it would be only the second recorded murder in Highland Beach’s almost 70-year history. The town, which is consistently rated as one of the safest in the state — including a ranking of seventh safest in 2016 by Alarm Systems Review — had only 40 crimes reported to the state in 2017, with larcenies making up the bulk of the incidents. Croce said the low crime rate is an important factor in residents’ choosing the town. “Safety and security is of the utmost importance,” he said. A retired undersheriff in Suffolk County, N.Y., and former chair of the corrections commission for the state of New York, Croce said he is looking into enhanced security for the condominium, built in 1969. He is also hoping to get more information from the Sheriff’s Office.
Croce is using what little information he does know to help calm his neighbors’ fears. “I don’t think it was random,” he said. Cabral’s body was found April 30, just before 8 p.m., after Highland Beach police were asked to check on her. Police notified the Sheriff’s Office, which responded to the 3100 S. Ocean Blvd. address with investigators from the Violent Crimes Division and Crime Scene Unit. Cabral, according to Croce, had been living in the building for more than 20 years with her husband, William, who died about two years ago. Croce said the Cabrals didn’t have any children and he wasn’t sure whether there were other surviving relatives. “She was a wonderful woman,” Croce said. “She was sweet, wonderful and precious, no one disliked her. For something like this to happen to her is more than just a crime because she was such a wonderful woman.” Highland Beach’s only confirmed homicide occurred in 1994 when Richard P. Ramaglia, 49, was stabbed to death in his home in the 4000 block of South Ocean Boulevard. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies later arrested Mary Juhnke, 23. Juhnke told detectives an argument over whether she should have an abortion led to the stabbing. Juhnke later pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 17 years in prison in December 1994. A woman with the same name was killed in a 2015 auto accident in Washington state, where Juhnke was originally from. Ú
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Beach-park district takes a breather after paying unexpected bills
By Steve Plunkett
Red Reef Park just had emergency repairs made to its seawall and is in the process of getting two new restrooms east of State Road A1A. Total cost: $710,000. The Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District, which pays for upkeep and improvements at the cityowned park, approved building
Beach-park director may drop job as its lawyer. Page 10 the restrooms and paying for the seawall work at its May 7 meeting, despite having not been told ahead of time about the seawall’s $201,000 in repairs and being surprised by the $509,000 needed for
the restrooms, $109,000 over budget to add new roofs and a sidewalk. “I’ve never heard of building a restroom for $250,000. That’s a lot of money. Am I the only one to think that’s a crazy amount to spend for a restroom?” Commissioner Craig Ehrnst said. The unexpected expenses made district commissioners hesitant to OK other requests
involving Red Reef until their financial consultant could see how the projects will fit into the district’s budget. Across A1A, the park’s Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is about to see work started on its long-awaited boardwalk and observation tower. Estimated cost: $1.2 million. Consultant EDSA Inc. is waiting for authorization to further develop its master plan
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Crocker sues city in bid to save Midtown plan By Mary Hladky Developer and landowner Crocker Partners is making another attempt to keep its proposed Midtown development alive, this time by filing a lawsuit that accuses the city of treating Crocker Partners differently from other property owners and not following its normal procedures for project approval. The lawsuit, filed May 23, seeks to have a judge compel the city to write land development regulations for Midtown. It also asks a judge to rule that the Boca Raton City Council’s delay in adopting those regulations and its Jan. 23 vote to develop a “small area plan” for Midtown instead are illegal and invalid. It takes aim at requirements the city imposed on Midtown, which Crocker Partners has long claimed are unconstitutional and create an impermissible building moratorium. They include a mandate that a new Tri-Rail station be built and operational, all street infrastructure be completed, and improvements to Military Trail finalized before the proposed construction of 2,500 residential units would be approved. No similar requirements were put in place before the city established regulations for the Northwest planned mobility development in 2015, the lawsuit states. Midtown also is a proposed planned mobility development. The lawsuit amounts to asking the city “to do its job” by approving the regulations for Midtown that would allow Crocker Partners to submit development plans to the city, said Crocker Partners managing partner Angelo Bianco. “They were supposed to do this in 2011. We are asking a judge to get them to do it,” he said. A city spokeswoman said May 24 that the city is reviewing the complaint. Crocker Partners told the city in April that it planned to file a lawsuit seeking $137 million because the approval delays left it unable to redevelop three properties it owns in Midtown — Boca Center, The Plaza, and One Town Center. Bianco said if he prevails on the most recent legal action, he would abandon plans to seek that compensation. “The last thing I want to do is hurt the taxpayer,” he said. Crocker Partners originally joined with other landowners in the Midtown area in an ambitious plan to redevelop about 300 acres between Interstate 95 and the Town Center mall. They envisioned a “live, work, play” transit-
oriented development where people would live in up to 2,500 new residential units and walk or take shuttles to their jobs, shopping and restaurants. But delays in the city’s creation of land development regulations caused the group to break up, and some are moving ahead with individual redevelopment plans. They include mall owner Simon Property Group, the nowclosed Sears building owner Seritage Growth Properties and Glades Plaza owner Trademark Property Co. Even so, Bianco thinks he can create a smaller version of Midtown, with fewer residential units, on about 80 acres that Crocker Partners controls, provided the city sets parameters for what can be built in area. The city showed no signs of moving quickly before the lawsuit was filed. In what appears to be a move back to the starting gate on what Midtown should be, it has hired two consultants, Community Marine and Water Resource Planning and LARCH Design Plus, to help it create a small area plan. The contracts total nearly $50,000. The city now expects to have a small area plan crafted no later then December, which would then be formally adopted by the City Council, a city spokeswoman said. The consultants held a “public visioning session” May 23 to let city residents offer their thoughts about how Midtown could be redeveloped. About 120 residents attended the session at the Spanish River Library. They split into groups, and each came up with general ideas on what Midtown should look like. Each plan was different, but they shared many similar ideas, such as low density, low- or midrise buildings, pedestrian friendly, lots of green space and improvements to Military Trail. Residential units would number no more than 1,250, and many attendees wanted fewer than that. Jim Anaston-Karas, principal of Community Marine and Water Resource Planning, said another public session would be held in September and a final plan would be ready in October. Ú
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Manalapan By Dan Moffett
Wet weather pushes back Publix grand opening
Weeks of lingering rain in May have delayed construction and pushed back the opening of the new Publix store at Manalapan’s Plaza del Mar from early June to late July. But the good news is all that rain will help a revised landscaping plan to take root and grow dozens more palm trees and even beds of graceful,
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New beach law is just a land grab by the 1 percent Let’s not get caught up in the minute differences of HB631. Let’s simply look at its intent and why Karl Rove and Mike Huckabee want to control the land in front of their milliondollar mansions. They want to own the sand and not allow other people to use the beaches in front of them. They want to privatize the beaches for their own personal use. They feel entitled since they paid so much money for their homes. I will gladly serve as the plaintiff against Palm Beach County for a courageous lawyer who wants to bring forth suit by forcing the county to stop paying with my tax dollars for the patrolling of these private beaches. Let the new owners pay for their private security to drive up and down the beach. I want the county to stop using my tax dollars for anything related to the sand renourishment. After all it now belongs to the oceanfront homeowners; let them pay for it out of their pocket. Create a special taxing district to collect money from them for the expenditures of owning a beach. The legal issue it raises is for police departments such as Ocean Ridge, which have patrolled the beaches and posted signs “No this and no that on the beach” when in fact Ocean Ridge PD has no jurisdiction over these beaches. They are either Florida state or private properties. Yet another piece of legislation from this governor and his cronies giving public land to the 1 percent and letting the 99 percent pay for it. And to those who argue nothing will change in the near future … this is the stepping stone to exactly what you fear it will do. It does not stop here; it simply laid the basis for what is to come. Martin Wiescholek Ocean Ridge
flowing breeze grass and some lovely potted Crinum lilies. The influx of areca palms behind the stores — 77 of them from Pahokee — comes in response to residents’ complaints about the 20-foot water tank workers installed on the plaza’s south side to raise water pressure enough to satisfy fire code requirements. The plaza’s developer and landlord, Crossman & Co. and Kitson & Partners, believe the long row of 20- to 25-foot palms will go a long way toward concealing the tank from nextdoor neighbors at La Coquille Villas. Mayor Keith Waters agrees. “I think it’s going to very adequately deal with this problem,” Waters said during the Town Commission meeting May 22. The substitution of the
Crinum lilies for pygmy date palms in the front planters and the addition of beds of breeze grass are aesthetic changes to the plan. Last year, Kitson talked about a June 8 target date for the Publix grand opening. Vice Mayor Peter Isaac says the word from the landlord now is that the target opening is July 28, but that could easily slip into August should tropical rains continue. In other business, after a spate of car thefts, commissioners in January unanimously approved a plan to expand the Police Department’s number of full-time sworn officers to 12. The expansion is proving more difficult than expected. Chief Carmen Mattox said the town has “had two setbacks to obtaining full staffing.” One
veteran officer has resigned, and Mattox said another was let go after he “failed to perform at an acceptable level” during the department’s field training program. He said the town has nine full-time officers and three open full-time positions. Despite the staff shortage, Mattox says he is still able to keep three vehicles on patrol during night shifts. Last year, the Palm Beach
County Sheriff’s Office donated a used 21-foot flat boat to Manalapan police for patrolling the Intracoastal Waterway, particularly the area around Bird Island at the Boynton Inlet. Waters said the boat patrols have drawn praise from residents. “I’ve had a lot of good comments,” the mayor said. “People are glad to see that Manalapan is in the water.” Ú
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Ocean Ridge By Dan Moffett and Steve Plunkett It could be close to the second anniversary of the shooting incident in his backyard before former Ocean Ridge Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella finally gets the day in court he says he’s wanted for so long. On May 24, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Meenu Sasser scheduled Lucibella’s felony trial for the week of Aug. 20, adding three months to the delays and postponements that have dogged the case. Both sides told Sasser that the trial itself is unlikely to move quickly. Lucibella’s defense attorney, Marc Shiner, said he had a number of witnesses and experts to call, including one from out of state. Assistant State Attorney Danielle Grundt told the judge the prosecution expects to need extra time to screen jurors. “We expect jury selection to take a little longer than usual because of the media attention on the case,” Grundt said. Lucibella’s first trial date was set for April 10, 2017, but then was postponed three times before the end of the year after Shiner and Grundt said they needed more time to question dozens of witnesses who may be called to testify. Virtually every official in Ocean Ridge
Lucibella trial rescheduled to August
Former Ocean Ridge Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella confers with his lawyer Marc Shiner before his trial date was set for the week of Aug. 20. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star has been included on the potential witness list at one time or another. In April, Shiner asked Sasser for another delay because of an injury, a torn calf muscle. Lucibella is facing felony charges of battery on a police officer and resisting an officer with violence — as well as a misdemeanor count of
using a firearm while under the influence of alcohol — stemming from the shooting incident at his oceanfront home on Oct. 22, 2016. Responding to reports of gunshots, police found Lucibella and Ocean Ridge police Lt. Steven Wohlfiel on Lucibella’s patio. Police described the men as “obviously
intoxicated” and found a .40-caliber Glock handgun at the scene. Both men denied firing the weapon. A scuffle broke out between Lucibella and two responding officers, Richard Ermeri and Nubia Plesnik. The town subsequently fired Wohlfiel, and Plesnik sued Lucibella for injuries she said occurred
during the altercation. Shiner has accused police of overreacting and using excessive force. Lucibella, 64, has turned down a plea deal proposal from prosecutors, saying he wanted his “day in court” to clear his name. Sasser, who this year transferred to the circuit’s criminal division from the civil side, is highly regarded by officers of the court. Last year, for the third year in a row, she received the top number of high marks from the 188 attorneys who participated in the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s evaluation of judges. After the hearing, Lucibella said he could not predict whether the recent spate of school shootings might color jurors’ perceptions of people who own guns. “It’s going to come out that it was a police officer that fired the weapon, not me. Does that help or hurt? Who can know?” he said. “On the other hand, we’ve also seen a huge rise in reported police abuses and overreach,” Lucibella continued. “Will that taint the jury pool? Unknown.” Despite the uncertainty of going to trial, Lucibella said he believes in the justice system. “I’m confident, when a jury hears the facts, I’ll not be the party worrying about the future,” he said. Ú
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Judge: ‘Harmless error’ did not change outcome for Owen
By Noreen Marcus The court-appointed lawyer for double-murderer Duane Owen has promised to appeal a judge’s order that imperils Owen’s attempt to get off
Florida’s Death Row. Palm Beach Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley’s May 9 ruling does not move Owen any closer to turning his death sentence for the murder of 14-yearold Karen Slattery into a life
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sentence. Kelley decided that no reasonable jury would have shown leniency toward Owen if the panel had been correctly instructed according to today’s standards. The heinous, atrocious and cruel nature — abbreviated in legal terms as HAC — of his crime was too well established, the judge found. “While this court is not tasked with weighing the evidence of HAC, the court must determine based on the record whether a properly instructed jury would find beyond a reasonable doubt the existence of HAC in the killing of Karen Slattery. There is no doubt that a rational jury would so find,” he wrote. Owen, 57, was convicted of two horrific murders in Palm Beach County two months apart and 34 years ago. On March 24, 1984, he broke into the Delray Beach house where Slattery was babysitting. Owen stabbed her 18 times and raped her before escaping. On May 28, 1984, he used a hammer to kill Georgianna Worden after breaking into her Boca Raton home. Worden, 38, a college instructor and mother of two, also was raped. The next day Worden’s body
was discovered and Owen was picked up elsewhere on a burglary charge. Police in Boca Raton and Delray Beach worked together to link him to the homicides. Owen had already been convicted of killing Worden and sentenced to death when he was tried for killing Slattery. The jury recommended death with a 10-2 vote and the judge imposed the death penalty. In recent years that 10-2 split verdict has become a problem for prosecutors. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled two years ago in Hurst vs. Florida that Florida’s capital sentencing process was unconstitutional because the judge — not the jury — effectively decided the convict’s fate. Since then the Florida Supreme Court has applied the Hurst ruling to require resentencing in some newer cases, using June 24, 2002 (the date a related case, Ring vs. Arizona, was decided) as the cutoff. And now a unanimous jury verdict is required to impose the death penalty. The Worden case was too old to qualify for resentencing under Hurst; the Slattery sentencing qualified. Still undecided is whether a Hurst violation in a split-
verdict case can be overcome by a finding of what is called harmless error. That was the basis for Kelley’s ruling, and experts say it’s likely to wind up in the Florida Supreme Court, and perhaps the U.S. Supreme Court, for a final determination. Karen Gottlieb, co-director of the Florida Center for Capital Representation at Florida International University, is not involved in the Owen case, but she has been following it closely. Gottlieb said she thinks all Florida Death Row inmates who qualify on the merits under Hurst should be resentenced. “It’s just basically wrong to have a dividing line based on a particular date,” she said. “The Florida statute didn’t become unconstitutional on June 24, 2002. It’s the same statute it was before and the same statute it was after that date. “It gets confusing when we look at the facts and say nobody wants him to avoid the death penalty,” Gottlieb said of Owen. “I think everyone should want him to have a constitutional death penalty proceeding. It comes back to the rule of law.” Ú
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Food court proposed for downtown area
By Jan Norris and Jane Smith If its plans are approved, the Menin Development Co. will bring the food hall trend to Delray Beach’s downtown. The retail developer announced a proposal for the Delray City Market at the former Metropolitan condo site east of the railroad tracks on Southeast Third Avenue, saying it will complement the new iPic theater under construction a block east. “The existing Metropolitan did not make sense economically,” said Marc Yavinsky, executive vice president of Menin Development. In December, a Menin division paid $4.6 million for the acre site behind the SunTrust Bank building. “We always wanted to do a food hall,” Yavinsky said. “Delray Beach has a thriving food and beverage culture. Food halls are the latest trend in dining, where a family can go, every person picks what they want and everyone sits down together to eat.” Menin has hired Dennis Max, noted South Florida
restaurateur, to help design and choose vendors for the hall. His name is reflected on Max’s Harvest in Pineapple Grove and he partnered in Max’s Social, a craft bar and grill on Federal Highway that was replaced by Death and Glory. The four-story site will be on a scale comparable to Grand Central Market in Los Angeles and, to an extent, Quincy Market in Boston, both of which were researched for the Delray project, Max said. The 120,000-square-foot building is being designed by Miami architect Jose Gonzales, who also is designing Menin’s Ray Hotel, a project recently approved for Pineapple Grove. Max also is working with Menin on the restaurants going into the hotel. Delray City Market is “a perfect location and scenario,” Max said. “We have a keystone location in east Delray. We’re fully visible from the avenue.” The first floor will be the food hall, featuring 30-plus vendors with spaces in the 600-square-foot range, all foodand drink-related, Max said. Seating will be strategically placed throughout, inside and outdoors.
The food court proposed a block from the nearly complete iPic in downtown Delray would have 30-some vendors on the ground floor and event space and parking above. Rendering provided A mezzanine open to the hall below is designed as an event space, with full demonstration kitchens and a bar, ideal for receptions and cooking classes, he said. Live entertainment will be set up there. Meant for both locals and tourists, the food choices will offer something for everyone. Max, who has owned numerous acclaimed full-service restaurants, says it’s the way people are choosing to dine today and fits a modern lifestyle. A mix of made-to-order counter service businesses and fresh food retailers — such as a butcher, cheesemonger,
The Briny Breezes Town Council has narrowed the field of applicants for town attorney to four law firms and will hear presentations from the finalists during a special meeting on June 14. Among the contenders is John Skrandel, who has held the position for the last five years, succeeding his father, Jerome F. Skrandel, who served Briny for 38 years after becoming its first town attorney in 1975. He died at 84 in 2013. Despite the long relationship with the Skrandels, some residents and council members have complained that the town’s legal bills have risen too much in recent years. Last summer, the council decided to advertise the position and seek proposals from other providers. The town heard from seven firms by December. One dropped out of the running recently. During a special meeting in May, the council eliminated two others, Bradley Biggs of Wellington and Weiss Serota of Coral Gables. Biggs, a solo practitioner like Skrandel, fell out of favor because some council members believe the town would be better off hiring a larger firm. The council rejected Weiss Serota as too pricey after it submitted a flat rate proposal of $4,000 a month. The finalists are: • Caldwell, Pacetti, Edwards, Schoech & Viator of West Palm Beach. The firm has represented the Indian Trail Improvement District, Northern Palm Beach County Improvement District and the town of Lake Clarke Shores. It proposed charging Briny $225 an hour. • Davis & Ashton of West Palm Beach. Keith Davis, the firm’s principal, is town attorney for Manalapan. Other clients include Tequesta, Atlantis, Mangonia Park, Palm Beach Shores and Royal Palm Beach. The proposed fee to Briny Breezes was about $170 an hour or $2,500 a month flat rate. • Nason, Yeager, Gerson, White & Lioce of Palm Beach Gardens. The firm has represented
The 200 parking spaces on the top three floors will benefit the food hall and help out businesses nearby, Max said. An enclosed rooftop garden growing vegetables, greens and herbs for the restaurants below is proposed. Menin will submit a site plan package to Delray Beach by the end of June, Yavinsky said. If plans are approved, the plan is to break ground in the fall. “This will be a fresh new place for Delray,” Yavinsky said. “It’s a hot trend. It will be curated to be a destination place.” Ú
Briny to evaluate town attorney finalists By Dan Moffett
chocolatier, baker and produce seller — will be the vendor profiles, he said. The focus will be on locally owned foods and businesses, with no chains involved. “It’s an incubator for young, emerging chefs,” Max said. He noted that some of the hot restaurateurs on both East and West coasts have backgrounds as food truck owners who have gone through food halls and eventually opened brick-and-mortar spaces of their own. Full bars will be set up; an on-site craft brewery also is planned.
Riviera Beach, Port St. Lucie and municipal clients in Martin County. The proposed rate for Briny Breezes is $180 an hour or a $2,500 a month flat fee. • Skrandel proposed continuing to charge Briny $185 an hour. The town is his only municipal client, and he has been philosophical about the council’s opening his position to other applicants: “It’s something lawyers go through from time to time.” During the June special meeting that begins at 2 p.m., each firm will have a half-hour to make a presentation and answer questions. The council will have some added leverage as it considers its options. Council President Sue Thaler says that Briny’s legal bills have been steadily falling this year, coming in roughly between $600 and $800 per month, compared with some as high as $3,000 to $4,000 last year. The reason? Hiring Dale Sugerman as the town’s first manager in January. Thaler said Sugerman has been doing the administrative work that would have gone to Skrandel in previous years, and so the new position is saving money. “The fact that legal fees decreased substantially validates our belief that he would do a lot that we previously used the attorney for,” she said of Sugerman. In other business: • Sugerman told the council during its meeting on May 24 that he is making progress negotiating with Boynton Beach utilities officials to get in-city water rates for Briny. The town currently pays Boynton an average of about $16,400 per month, and that could fall to roughly $14,300 with in-city rates. It figures to a savings of about $40 per year for each customer. • The town is cracking down on scofflaws who refuse to get permits for work on their homes. With a unanimous vote, the council approved a resolution that doubles permit fees to penalize homeowners who ignore the building rules. Ú
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Mayoral candidate in dispute over repayment of 2003 loan
BocaWatch publisher Zucaro in race again By Steve Plunkett
Al Zucaro, who is running for the second time in 17 months to be mayor of Boca Raton, has not repaid a $406,000 business loan a judge ruled that he owed nine years ago, the lender’s lawyer says. With interest accruing daily, the debt now tops $700,000, said attorney Bernard Lebedeker, who Zucaro represents hotel owner Joseph Della Ratta’s DR Palm Beach Inc., which lent the money in 2003. The West Palm Beach lawyer had Zucaro bring copies of his 2015, 2016 and 2017 tax returns and bank statements to a mid-April deposition. He also wanted to see canceled checks and other financial information. “There’s no indication by him that he’s willing to pay the debt,” Lebedeker said. “The position he’s taken in his
deposition is he can’t afford to pay the judgment.” But Zucaro says he offered Della Ratta a settlement “months ago” to resolve their dispute. “I made a proposal and I have not gotten a definitive no,” Zucaro said in late May. Zucaro will face Mayor Scott Singer and real estate agent Bernard Korn in the Aug. 28 special election to fill suspended Mayor Susan Haynie’s seat. As of May 29, commercial real estate lawyer Glenn Gromann and physician Paul Preste also opened campaign accounts. Qualifying ended May 30. Boca Raton pays its mayor $38,000 a year. Zucaro said he is running on a platform of bringing “open and transparent” government to City Hall. “There seems to be a lot of things that are negotiated [by city officials], but I find it difficult to find where the negotiators are getting their directions from,” he said. Despite his outstanding debt, Zucaro financed more than half of his unsuccessful 2017 run against Haynie. Zucaro lent his campaign $15,000 and then wrote checks for $47,750 more,
for a total of $62,750. Other supporters gave $48,267. Zucaro closed out his campaign by repaying himself $82.91 of his contributions, election finance records show. Haynie in contrast lent her campaign $250 and took in $133,368 in donations. She repaid herself in full following her win. Zucaro said he does not anticipate spending as much this time around, even though Singer has almost $73,000 in his war chest after opening a campaign account last October. “I do not believe this campaign is going to be as difficult as the last campaign,” Zucaro said. Zucaro, 68, an immigration lawyer who also publishes BocaWatch.org, listed his law practice, his International Council of Advisors LLC consultancy and Social Security benefits as his primary sources of income on his 2018 campaign Statement of Financial Interests. He reported lesser amounts, termed secondary sources of income, from his World Trade Management LLC, his Palm Beach Investment and Finance LLC and in legal fees from
Shoppes on 18th Street Inc., a holding company owned by his wife, Yvonne Boice. That business sold Boice’s Shoppes at Village Point shopping center west of the city in 2014 for $12.25 million. Zucaro, who lives in his wife’s house on Golden Harbour Drive, also reported that he owns no real property. The only liability he listed was his debt to DR Palm Beach. Della Ratta’s company owns the Best Western Palm Beach Lakes Inn in West Palm Beach, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in May, and the nearby Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham hotel on Lamberton Drive. DR Palm Beach lent Zucaro and World Trade Management $240,000 in 2003 and sued four years later after not being repaid. In 2009, Palm Beach Circuit Judge Donald Hafele said the evidence showed Zucaro spent much of the money on personal expenses instead of using it as intended to lure international business to Palm Beach County. He entered a judgment requiring Zucaro to repay the loan with 8 percent interest, making the total then $406,000.
Zucaro, who had come under fire in West Palm Beach for how he managed his struggling World Trade Center, appealed and lost. Zucaro blames the dispute on “a very serious financial upheaval” the nation experienced. “The results are what they are,” he said. “It was just a business deal that didn’t work out.” Lebedeker said Zucaro has taken steps to shield his assets but said Della Ratta might try to put a levy on ownership of the businesses Zucaro operates. “If push comes to shove, you can always file a petition for involuntary bankruptcy,” Lebedeker said. He also said he was surprised to learn that Zucaro was again in the race for Boca Raton mayor. “When you run for office you put your character on display,” Lebedeker said. “The last thing [voters] want to do is put somebody with debt in office.” Zucaro would not predict whether his debt would register at the ballot box. “You never know what causes people to vote or not vote,” he said. Ú
At least four residents hope to fill empty council seat By Steve Plunkett The dust had barely settled over Mayor Susan Haynie’s suspension from office when City Council wannabes began opening campaign accounts to run for the resulting vacancy when Deputy Mayor Scott Singer assumed the mayor’s spot. Haynie was suspended a little before 3 p.m. on April 27, a Friday.
Lawyer David Milledge filed his papers for Singer’s Seat A the following Wednesday, shortly before the city clerk’s office closed. Lawyer Andrew Thomson, who ran for the council in 2017, filed his documents two days later. Tamara McKee, an actress, named her campaign treasurer on May 14. Consultant Kathy Cottrell did the same the next day. And still more candidates
may appear during the official qualifying period for Seat A: June 4 to June 12. The special election to select a mayor and fill the empty council seat is Aug. 28. As Haynie’s suspension elevated Singer into her mayoral role, he subsequently delivered May 11 “notice of my irrevocable resignation” to run for the remainder of her term. Whoever is elected will serve through March 2020 unless
Haynie is reinstated. Milledge, an attorney in the Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office, also served on the Boca Raton Airport Authority from May 2016 to April 2017. Thomson, who came in second to Andrea O’Rourke in their 2017 council race, has since served on the city’s community advisory panel and is vice chair of its education task force.
McKee was appointed to the city’s General Employees’ Pension Board on Feb. 27 and resigned after she opened her council campaign account. Cottrell, a native of Boca Raton, was named to the city’s Zoning Board of Adjustment in July 2016. The candidate who wins Singer’s Seat A on the council will serve through March 2020. Council members are paid $28,000 a year. Ú
Beach-park director may drop job as its lawyer By Steve Plunkett
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Arthur Koski, the executive director of the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District, is ready to shed his duties as its legal adviser and focus on the Ocean Breeze golf course. “What I’m looking for is that golf course to be finished, we have an opening, someday when my grandsons come down and visit, they can say my granddad had something to do with it,” Koski told commissioners May 21. In discussing Koski’s job Koski duties over several meetings, commissioners decided it is time to begin looking for his successor as executive director, but to keep him onboard for at least two years to shepherd the transformation of Ocean Breeze into “a public golf course with a private course atmosphere.” They also gave him the choice of keeping his title and primary duties as either director or attorney. Koski said he plans to cut back on his private caseload after spending a week in New York City trying a case unrelated to the district. “I’ve had enough of the travel,” Koski told them. “I’ve had enough of the time and effort that goes into it, what it takes out of you.”
He’ll continue legal work on the golf course. Koski is paid $120,000 a year as the district’s executive director and $150,000 annually for legal services. He also billed the district $120,000 in February for extra legal work he performed in the $24 million acquisition of Ocean Breeze. The bill prompted a letter from the city questioning whether the payment passed ethics guidelines and state law. The district’s outside bond counsel assured officials that Koski’s fees were proper. Koski also drew flak from Boca Raton in 2016 when then-City Council member Robert Weinroth demanded that the district replace him with a full-time executive director. Koski became the district’s legal counsel in 1978, four years after the district was created. Commissioners value his institutional knowledge as much as his management and legal skills. “I appreciate everything that you’ve done,” District Vice Chairman Steve Engel said. “At some point we need to turn the page, and I guess that’s what we’re in the process of doing now.” Commissioners will get an outside human resources specialist to create a job description of the executive director and to guide their search for Koski’s replacement. They hope to advertise the position by Jan. 1. Ú
Continued from page 1 failed to report $335,000 in income on disclosure forms required by the state, including $84,000 from Batmasian or his company, Investments Limited, from 2014 through 2017. She told investigators she had no involvement in running two companies she and her husband founded, Community Reliance and Computer Golf Software of Nevada, and derived no income from them. But subpoenaed bank records revealed she wrote checks to herself totaling $5,300 from the Community Reliance account and received $72,000 from Computer Golf Software, according to the State Attorney’s Office. The master association of Tivoli Park paid Community Reliance, a property management company, nearly $57,000 over the four years. Tivoli Park is a 1,600-unit apartment complex in Deerfield Beach where 80 percent of the units were owned by Batmasian and his wife, Marta, and most of the board members worked for Investments Limited.
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Zimet, a highly regarded Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer and former federal prosecutor, argues there are problems with the charges
The COASTAL STAR filed against Haynie. The most consequential involves a state anti-corruption law amended by the Florida Legislature in 2016 to make it easier for prosecutors to prove corruption. The law initially said the state had to establish that a public official acted with “corrupt intent.” The amended law changed that to “knowingly and intentionally,” a lesser standard of proof. But in two of the felony official misconduct charges against Haynie, prosecutors said she acted “knowingly and intentionally” even though her alleged crimes occurred before that language went into effect. Therefore, Haynie was charged with a “nonexistent crime,” the motion to dismiss states. The third official misconduct count did not lay out how she violated the law, while the perjury count does not say what false statement Haynie is accused of making. The three misdemeanor charges stem from alleged violations of the Palm Beach County Code of Ethics but do not say Haynie’s violation was “willful,” and so do not allege a criminal offense, the motion states. The Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics, which also investigated Haynie for voting on matters that financially benefited Batmasian, reached a settlement with her on April 16 in which it reprimanded and fined her for
failing to disclose a conflict of interest but dismissed a second allegation that Haynie misused her public office. Commissioners did not determine whether Haynie’s actions were intentional on the conflict of interest charge because they said they did not have enough information at the time of the settlement to decide. On the misuse of public office count, commissioners determined Haynie’s actions were unintentional. Two attorneys not involved in Haynie’s case who reviewed the motion praised Zimet’s legal work. “It raises a serious issue that could prove to be detrimental to the state’s case,” Miami criminal defense lawyer David Weinstein, a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson, said in an email, referring to Zimet’s contention on the two felony official misconduct charges.
Haynie could run again
In a seeming paradox, Haynie’s political career could be resurrected even if she is convicted. State law requires the governor to reinstate her if she is acquitted at trial or if the charges are dismissed. She would then complete her term of office. If Haynie accepts a plea deal with prosecutors in which she pleads guilty or no contest to at least one of the charges
News 11 and the state drops the rest, and her sentence is suspended or adjudication is withheld, one state law says that she nevertheless has been convicted and the governor must remove her from office. But that would not prevent her from running for another office, according to Weinstein and Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer Bruce Rogow. That’s because another state law says Haynie is not a convicted felon who loses the right to hold public office if her sentence is suspended or adjudication is withheld, and so she would be able to mount a campaign. “She could run for office,” said Rogow, who has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court 11 times. “The best revenge for a disgraced politician is to run for office again and be reelected.” Other politicians with broad public support before their arrests have done so, Rogow said. “People make comebacks and their constituents appreciate their value and they can survive a conviction,” he said. A plea deal with a suspended sentence or adjudication withheld “wouldn’t preclude her from running for another office,” Weinstein said. “She would not be a convicted felon.” One of his past clients is Tony Masilotti, a former Palm
Beach County commissioner convicted of honest services fraud. Weinstein represented him on post-conviction matters. It’s impossible to know at this point if this scenario could happen. Haynie is seeking a trial on the charges against her, and Zimet declined to comment on a possible plea. “All I can say is we are entering a [not guilty] plea and are demanding a trial,” Zimet said in mid-May. But Robert Jarvis, a Nova Southeastern University law professor, thinks a plea bargain is likely because defendants often don’t want to take the risk of going to trial, being convicted and ending up with a stiff sentence. “That’s usually how these cases work out,” he said. “A plea bargain gets it behind them quickly. … My prediction is she takes a plea and goes quietly into the good night.” Ú
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Continued from page 1 towns. “The stability gets shaken up — not earthquake level but tremor level,” said Lynn Tipton, executive director emeritus for the Florida City and County Management Association, who was speaking generally, not specifically about Highland Beach. “If the top position changes a lot, employees can feel [leaderless] and projects suffer from a lack of leadership.” As part of her separation agreement in 2015, Weiser
received 20 weeks’ salary, or about $53,000. She said she also received unused sick and vacation time of about $15,000. Brown, who reached an agreement with the town that allowed her to retire early and receive three months’ salary while not working, estimated she received about $78,000 when she left, including unused sick and vacation time and four months’ health insurance premiums. Oakes, who was fired with a 3-2 vote last month, said she received more than $53,700 in severance pay, the equivalent of 20 weeks’ pay, and about $15,125 in unused sick and
“Often the turnover of elected officials equates to turnover with the manager,” Tipton said. She said internal struggles on commissions might also be a factor in turnover. “When councils are regularly dismissing managers, it is often indicative of their own turmoil or that the managers haven’t matched their expectations with the right skill sets,” she said. Both Brown and Sugerman, now the manager in Briny Breezes, said similar factors are in play when a revolving door of town managers exists. “Something weird happens in [small towns and cities] when someone gets elected,” said Sugerman, who said he is not familiar with the current commission and was speaking in general terms. “It’s like a switch goes on and they suddenly believe they’re an expert. That will run headlong into anyone who is a professional.” Sugerman said the phenomenon is not unique to Highland Beach, but may be enhanced by the fact that it is an affluent community with a large retiree base. Brown said during her tenure as manager, she worked with a commission that didn’t fully understand the role of the manager as the person who runs the day-to-day operation and the role of the commission as a policy-making board. “I believe elected officials didn’t and still don’t
vacation time and $12,000 for health insurance coverage. Weiser, now Kathleen Meneely, said both Oakes’ termination and her own came after elections changed the commission, which led to a shift in the majority. In Oakes’ case, Vice Mayor Alysen Africano Nila — who was elected in March — and commissioners Rhoda Zelniker and Elyse Riesa voted to fire Oakes, while Mayor Carl Feldman and Commissioner Peggy Gossett-Seidman voted against Oakes’ firing. “When I heard about Valerie, it was almost like déjà vu,” Meneely said. Both Meneely and Tipton say it’s not uncommon for new commissions or councils to change managers following elections or other changes. “When there’s an election, it is not unusual for new commissioners to want to choose their own manager, it’s just a manner in how they do it,” said Meneely, who now helps run special government districts on Florida’s west coast. “Those of us in city government know this can happen.” Tipton said that the average tenure for city or county managers in Florida is about 6.5 years, slightly shorter than the national average of seven years. Part of that, she said, is because elected officials in many Florida municipalities and counties have shorter terms than in other cities.
understand their roles,” she said. “That leads to confrontations between managers and commission members. There are some who believe once they get elected, they can control everything that goes on.” R iesa, who was elected after Meneely and Brown left and after Oakes was hired, thinks there may be another reason for the turnover. She points out that both Brown and Oakes were town clerks before being promoted to city manager without a search for other candidates. “They were not compared to any other candidates,” Riesa said. “We have no idea what we could have gotten from a qualified pool.” She thinks some of the turnover could have been avoided had the town done a better job of filling the position. “In the end the town lost money spent unnecessarily for severance and the time wasted would not have been necessary if commissioners initially did things correctly,” Riesa said. She said she is pushing for a nationwide search that will give Highland Beach the best possible manager. In the interim, former Gulf Stream manager Bill Thrasher is doing the job. “I want to be sure we find the best and brightest candidate with the perfect leadership capabilities to take our town into the future,” Riesa said. Ú
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Thrasher returns to public service as interim town manager
By Rich Pollack
Retirement has been a lot harder than Bill Thrasher thought. The town manager in Gulf Stream for 16 years retired in April 2017 after 21 years of working for the town. But last month he rejoined the workforce to serve as Thrasher Highland Beach’s interim town manager. “Retirement is hard work,” Thrasher said. “It’s difficult, but I am getting better at it.” It may be several months before Thrasher, 70, gets to hone his retirement skills again. In the meantime, he’s running the day-to-day operations in Highland Beach, filling the spot left open early last month when town commissioners voted 3-2 to fire Valerie Oakes. Thrasher, who started immediately after being selected on May 21, will be paid the equivalent rate of the $139,000 annual salary Oakes was receiving, based on the amount of time he is on the job. In being selected on a fourth ballot, Thrasher beat five other candidates, including some who are well known in the area. Among the candidates were former Delray Beach City Manager David Harden and former South Palm Beach Town Manager Bob Vitas. Barry Feldman, who spent 21 years as the West Hartford
city manager in Connecticut, finished second. Other candidates were Taylor Brown, the former city manager of Mary Esther, Fla., and, Joanna Cunningham, town clerk, public information officer and passport service manager in Greenacres. Thrasher, who read about the job opening in The Coastal Star, said he is looking forward to leading Highland Beach through a transitional period. “I figured I could help the town,” he said. “I got into local government for the purpose of serving people.” For several commissioners, Thrasher’s knowledge of Florida and his connections to many working in government and the private sector were a selling point, as was his experience in a town with similarities to Highland Beach. “I think he’ll serve us very well,” said Commissioner Peggy Gossett-Seidman. “I think he can let the whole town breathe a collective sigh of relief.” She said Thrasher’s management style, which emphasizes collaboration, will benefit the town. “The best organizations are led with teamwork,” GossettSeidman said. Those who worked with Thrasher say he makes decisions and suggestions with the best interests of his town in mind. “He’s very conscientious about how any of his recommendations are going to affect not just the commission but also the people in town,”
says Rita Taylor, the longtime Gulf Stream town clerk. “He will be a good manager anywhere he goes.” Thrasher’s knowledge of coastal and beach issues and his work with Florida Power & Light officials and Florida Department of Transportation leaders also were a plus for some commissioners, because the town will address issues involving those organizations. Some commissioners also cited his experience in the business world as a benefit. Thrasher and Highland Beach Town Clerk Lanelda Gaskins may also need to call upon any relationships they have with the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office, should a fledgling recall movement gain traction. Leaders of that movement, taking aim at eligible commissioners who voted to fire Oakes, said they held an organizational meeting with more than a dozen residents attending. Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher says recall elections are rare, and progress is often derailed by the stringent requirements set down in Florida law. During a Town Commission workshop meeting late last month, some residents referenced the recall effort while questioning the decision to fire Oakes. Others, however, said they supported the decision and think the town needed a change in leadership. “We elected a new
commission to give us the change we needed to bring us into the future,” said resident Jane Perlow, who later praised Thrasher. “We now have an experienced professional strong town manager to carry out the commission’s policies going forward.” Commissioner Elyse Riesa, who voted to hire Thrasher on the final ballot, said she was pleased with the quality of all the candidates, but what set Thrasher apart was his experience helping Gulf Stream find a new town manager after he announced his retirement. Thrasher set up a process that helped narrow the candidates to a list of
finalists brought to the Town Commission. Thrasher said he is not interested in taking the Highland Beach position permanently but that he would help the town find a permanent manager if commissioners ask. That Thrasher came out of retirement to help Highland Beach as interim manager came as no surprise to Taylor, Gulf Stream’s town clerk for 28 years. “I figured he wouldn’t stay idle for too long,” she said. “He’s the kind of person who needs to be involved and to have something to put his mind to.”Ú
Town employees enjoy new digs
By Steve Plunkett Gulf Stream’s town manager, staff attorney and executive assistant have settled into new offices in the just-completed Town Hall addition. “We are all occupying our new spaces. I won’t say we’re completely moved in — we still have boxes to unpack,” Town Manager Greg Dunham said the Friday before Memorial Day. Dunham, staff attorney Trey Nazzaro and assistant Renee Rowan Basel won spots in the remodeled Town Hall. Town Clerk Rita Taylor moved across the building to the larger office Dunham had; her old space will become the relocated town library. Dunham said he and Nazzaro had spent the preceding two weeks holed up in the Town Commission chambers while workers finished construction. He expected to have a final walkthrough with the contractor shortly after Memorial Day. “We are really winding down,” he said. Shelves still have to be
installed in Taylor’s former office, but that work is not considered part of the construction project. May was mostly devoted to interior work on the offices. The green fences shielding the construction from view came down as town commissioners met May 11. Dunham told commissioners then that Comcast was almost ready to begin putting its lines, which will be upgraded to fiber optic, into underground conduits. Once Comcast does that, its part of the project will take 60 to 90 days. Workers with Wilco Electric still are burying power lines along County Road and Little
Club Road, Dunham said, but Comcast will start on the other side of phase 2. Its first task will be to walk the area to map the precise locations of the conduit, which he said could vary from the plans by up to 15 feet. After Comcast finishes its portion, AT&T will come to town to put phone lines underground. Dunham told commissioners the work could be finished sooner if they allow Comcast to work after 5 p.m., something Gulf Stream usually prohibits. Commissioners happily agreed. “I’d rather see it get done,” Commissioner Joan Orthwein said. Ú
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Patrons at packed pub woke early to toast Harry and Meghan
By Ron Hayes You have to wonder. What could make so many men and women get up, dress up and venture out to The Blue Anchor Pub so early, just to watch a wedding so far away? The tradition? The romance? The “Royal Brekkie” of bangers and English bacon, baked beans and mushrooms, grilled tomato, black pudding, two eggs and toast? The alcohol? And those fashions! Consider that gentleman perched at a high table by the side door. He is friendly but politely declines to give his name — perhaps because at 6 a.m. on a Saturday he has appeared in public wearing a white T-shirt and black suit coat, a cummerbund embroidered with Felix the Cat, black Bermuda shorts and flipflops. “My formal black flip-flops,” he notes. He is not alone. By 7 a.m. on May 19, the pub is nearly full, and all seven big-screen tellies are tuned to Windsor Castle, where it’s already noon and Prince Harry, sixth in the line to the British throne, will soon be wed to Ms. Meghan Markle, a commoner, an actress and American no less. “I think we’re here because the invitation got lost in the mail,” Elaine Johnson says. “And The Blue Anchor is the next-best thing to being there.” Indeed it is. Opened in 1864 on London’s fabled Chancery Lane, The Blue Anchor thrived there until 1996, when the building came down, a parking lot went up, and the pub’s exterior — huge oak doors, dark paneling and stained-glass windows — was dismantled and shipped across the pond to Delray Beach. “I’m not really sure why I’m doing this,” muses Lisette Molins, who’s from Venezuela. “I grew up hearing about the royal family. It’s not like I have feelings for them, but any excuse to celebrate life is good … and I’ve had a crush on Harry since I was a kid.” It’s a joyful mix of the reverent and the ridiculous, with Union Jacks poking from black top hats, tuxedo T-shirts and top-heavy feathers, even a straw cowboy hat, perhaps in honor of the bride’s American roots. When the bride arrives at St. George’s Chapel, a woman cries, “Oh, look! Oh, my God!” Elaine Walls and her flowered hat are watching from a corner of the bar. “My daughter bought me a present of four days in London in July,” she explains, “so I’m getting in the mood.” Her friend Nelia Oiler is sporting a big black hat. “I don’t know what you’d call it,” she admits. “Widebrimmed?”
The royal wedding brings out plenty of styles and emotions. FROM LEFT: Elaine Walls enjoys a toast; Sara Wohlfarth sits with family and friends; Blue Anchor owner Peggy Snyder juggles a bar full of reservations; British native Lucie Carney wipes away a tear.
ABOVE: Those gathering at The Blue Anchor Pub in Delray Beach to enjoy the telecast of the wedding include (l-r) Trevor and Elona Andrews, Emily Logan and Robin Isaac. LEFT: Dan Meister toasts people in his group, including (l-r) his wife, Mimi, Louise Glover and Mia Anderton. The Meisters met at the pub 20 years ago, and Mimi’s birthday was the same day as the royal wedding. Photos by Jerry Lower/ The Coastal Star
And she’s not really sure why so many Americans have gathered here to celebrate the latest incarnation of a monarchy they fought a bloody war to be rid of, either. “Well, I like to see what they’re wearing,” Oiler begins, then falters. “I’m just interested in them,” she says. “I don’t know why, really.” Suddenly an unmistakably British accent calls from down the bar.
“Jealousy!” Lucie Carney charges. “Jealousy!” Carney lives in Delray Beach now but still summers back home in London. “What is more constant than the royal family?” she asks. “Our queen’s been with us through thick and thin, so we feel they’re part of our family. They’re connecting our past and our future. People say the royal family won’t last, but it will. It will. As long as there’s an
England, it will!” And as long as there’s a United States, some of us will want to cheer when the archbishop of Canterbury intones, “I therefore proclaim that they are husband and wife” — if only from an ocean away, and only for a few hours on a Saturday morning. Dan and Mimi Meister met in this pub 20 years ago, were proclaimed husband and wife 17 years ago, and today is
Mimi’s birthday. To honor both marriages, Dan Meister is wearing a black top hat, tails and bright red shorts. “This is outstanding,” he says, eyes on the telly. “It’s a little levity, with everything that’s going on in the world, to see a nice couple celebrating in a nice way. “And a little pomp and circumstance is always nice.” Ú
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Drainage district’s plan to trim vegetation upsets residents at lake
By Henry Fitzgerald Several Boca Raton property owners are complaining that the Lake Worth Drainage District is improperly planning to cut trees, shrubbery and other vegetation from their backyards abutting a lake. “They’re going to take out everything up to 6 feet from the back of my house,” said Mike Jurus, who lives in the 1000 block of Southwest Seventh Street in Boca Square on Sabal Palm Lake. He said he and other families along the lake are fighting the district. “The Lake Worth Drainage District is in charge of canals, but we live on a lake. They don’t have the right to come on our property and do this work.”
But the LWDD says legally, the district owns a portion of the property along the lake and it has the right — and the obligation — to keep the area surrounding the lake clear of vegetation that could clog local waterways and inhibit drainage during hurricanes or other storms that bring lots of rain. “There is a misconception from people that they own all of the property along lakes and canals in their backyards, but we own the rights of way in the district to that property,” said Tommy Strowd, an LWDD engineer and director of operations and maintenance. “We’re obligated to protect the public from flooding. Our goal isn’t to be bad neighbors.” Jurus said his wife was
enjoying their backyard a few weeks ago when workers from the district came onto their property and began marking vegetation to be removed. “We didn’t know anything, but they came and started using stakes and markers,” he said. “We have otters back there and all kinds of wading birds. We’re doing everything we can to save our beautiful piece of property.” Strowd said about five years ago the LWDD did an assessment along its 500 miles of property abutting the lakes and canals in Palm Beach County. The idea was to determine how much vegetation along the banks could fall into waterways during storms — especially hurricanes — and block
Little pigs can stay in Lantana — until they are no longer little
By Mary Thurwachter An amendment to an ordinance that would allow miniature pigs to live in Lantana squeaked by the Town Council on May 14 — but not without trepidation. While council members were sympathetic to the call from resident John Park to keep his pet mini pig when the topic first came up in April, further study of mini pigs, or teacup pigs, had the council concerned about how portly the little piggies could become. Council member Malcolm Balfour shared his remembrance of an issue Key West had with a pig in the past, when Balfour was a journalist covering a story there. “These pigs grow,” he said. “They grow very, very big. There was a man in Key West who had a pig next door and the pig was enamored with his Harley-Davidson. The pig destroyed the HarleyDavidson.” There was huge outcry over the issue, he said. “I’m going to keep my Harley in the garage,” quipped council member Phil Aridas, who supported the new ordinance. Vice Mayor Edward Shropshire said he had read that little pigs start to get big and by the age of 4 many of them end up going to rescue. “I just wondered if there’s another way we could go about this,” Shropshire said. “I see the individuals involved aren’t here tonight, but could they have it [pig] as an emotional
support animal or something along those lines that would allow them to still keep the pig without us having to go through changing the code? “I understand this is a lovable pet, but are there alternative ways to handle this? Any well-behaved pet can be an emotional support animal with appropriate documentation from a licensed physician, and that’s from the North American Pet Pig Association.” But designating a pet as a therapy pig won’t work, said Town Attorney Max Lohman. “There’s a big difference between an emotional support animal and a service animal,” Lohman said. “Emotional support animals are not recognized by the ADA and you’re not protected by an emotional support animal. People run around doing that all the time like that yahoo who tried to take a peacock on an airplane. There’s a big, big difference and people have abused that to the point where the law doesn’t recognize it anymore.” Service animals are different, Lohman said. “A service animal assists someone with a legally recognized disability. An emotional support animal is not the same thing under the ADA, so we wouldn’t allow them a reasonable accommodation to get around our code for that.” Mayor Dave Stewart had also done some research and said some of the little pigs grow to be 180 pounds. At Stewart’s suggestion, the new
ordinance will include a weight limit of 35 pounds. Lohman warned that enforcement could be a problem. Council member Lynn Moorhouse said he didn’t think pigs make nearly as much racket as a parrot or macaw or other birds. “If this is a small domesticated animal I have no problem with it in the least — unless there are substantial complaints by the Police Department where it’s a nuisance,” he said. The ordinance will come up for a final vote on June 11. Passage will mean Park won’t have to give up his pet pig or pay a fine — unless the animal tips the scale at more than 35 pounds. Ú
drains. After the assessment, the district in 2014 began the years-long program to cut back vegetation, which in most cases is invasive species such as Australian pine and Brazilian pepper, not palm trees or oak trees native to South Florida, Strowd said. He added that district staffers started with the areas where they saw the greatest risk and they’re about halfway done. He also said they sent two notices to homeowners, one by mail and the other where they put a handbill on each door alerting affected residents in Boca Square that work there along the lake and the connecting L-49 canal would start June 4. After Hurricane Irma in
September, the district was forced to respond to 500 instances of downed trees in canals and waterways, or one tree for every mile of property it owns, Strowd said. The district covers 200 square miles bordered roughly from Okeechobee Boulevard south to the Hillsboro Canal at the county line, and Interstate 95 west to the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. “Some people say, ‘Well, we haven’t seen you guys come around for 20 years,’ and that may be true,” Strowd said. “But our work ensures a value that people take for granted: that this is necessary to prevent flooding.” Ú
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hat once may have been taken as a quirky resemblance to a celebrity has turned into a full-fledged cottage industry for Ocean Ridge resident Daniel Hartwell. For going on 20 years, people have mistaken Hartwell for actor Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers, Zoolander, Marley & Me), and the notice it’s brought has gone viral since the two were shown in side-by-side photos on Page 6 of The New York Post recently. “My phone rang off the hook after that,” Hartwell said. “I had no idea what Page 6 was until then. Now People magazine wants me to do a photo shoot with Owen Wilson. I’m waiting to hear more on that.” A concert promoter who has written a book on John Lennon, Hartwell said he was “shocked” at first by how many people would stop and ask about the resemblance. “Now I have fun with it,” he said. “Why not? If it’s going to make somebody’s day to have a picture with me, I oblige them. “It’s really picked up the last five years. I’ve traveled the world and have had people running up and asking for pictures in Japan and Russia and Colombia and all over the U.S.” The two have never met, but Hartwell said they have conversed through a mutual friend. Hartwell, 57, promoted a concert through his company, United We Rock, last year in the parking lot near the Fish Depot in Boynton Beach and is working toward putting together “a giant Beatles festival” in Delray Beach in 2019. “The idea is to take over a large part of the city for that,” he said. While working toward that he keeps busy “promoting my book, Saint John Lennon, along with life coaching, health
Daniel Hartwell resembles actor Owen Wilson so much that people often stop him to have their photos taken with him. But he’s not Owen Wilson. He’s a concert promoter and author of a book on the Beatles’ John Lennon. Tim Stepien/ The Coastal Star
coaching, business coaching. I also consult for other concert producers and promoters.” Hartwell is on the board of directors for Horses Healing Hearts (www. horseshealingheartsusa.org). “We provide equestrian therapy for children of alcoholics and addicts,” he said. “Kids in today’s world need all the positive reinforcement they can get.” — Brian Biggane Q: Where did you grow up and go to school? How do you think that has influenced you? A: I grew up in central New England in the Worcester/ Boston area. It was a place where you had to be on top of your game and work hard — never a dull moment! The can-do vibe was a great influence because I had to make it without help from anyone. No such thing as
luck. Prepare for opportunity is what I was taught. Q: What professions have you worked in? What professional accomplishments are you most proud of? A: I have been a drummer, a singer, a producer, a concert promoter and a life coach. Now I am an author, and my greatest accomplishment is the release of my new novel, Saint John Lennon. It’s becoming very popular around the world. The story is a time-travel adventure about John Lennon returning to our near-future world. He continues his mission of promoting peace and love and, of course, creating music. He has missed 40 years of culture, technology, family life and politics. Fans follow John on his adventures — he appears on Bill Maher’s Real Time, goes into
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A: I listen to rock when I am running at the beach, classical when writing and Liquid Mind when relaxing. Q: Do you have a favorite quote that inspires your decisions? A: “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” — Napoleon Hill. I find this quote represents all that I have experienced. When we help others, it truly helps us in all walks of life. Q: Have you had mentors in your life? Individuals who have inspired your life decisions? A: Yes, John Lennon, Tony Robbins and my father. John Lennon, and the Beatles of course, were always inspiring with positive, happy songs that filled my life. John’s neverending crusade for peace was legendary. I have been to some of Tony Robbins’ events and I feel he is a great inspiration to all who experience his mission of growth and positivity. And my father, Douglas Hartwell, who always taught me lessons of goodwill and to always “love each other.” Q: If your life story were made into a movie, who would play you? A: Owen Wilson! I get stopped every day and asked if I am him.
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Town approves stiff fines for dogs on beach By Dan Moffett
Dog owners who take their pets to South Palm Beach for a stroll in the surf should be prepared to pay up to $250 for repeat violations of a town ordinance. The town doesn’t allow dogs on its public beach and last month approved levying some hefty fines on offenders. For a first violation, police will issue a written warning. The second offense within a calendar year will cost $100. The third and all subsequent violations will draw $250 fines. “The law has been on the books since 1983,” Mayor Bonnie Fischer said of the prohibition against dogs on the beach. “But there’s been no teeth in it.” The Town Council hopes that the specter of a $250 fine will deter what has become a growing problem in recent years. Until now, police were empowered only to give verbal warnings and hope violators complied. During the May 8 town meeting, council members Elvadianne Culbertson and Bill LeRoy argued against keeping penalties too low. Culbertson dismissed a proposal for $100 fines for serial offenders as “too trivial.” LeRoy said the fines had to sting enough to change behavior.
“We’re not trying to raise money,” he said. “You got to make it severe enough that you stop the action.” The vote for the $250 fines was 4-1, with the mayor dissenting. Town Attorney Glen Torcivia said that dog owners who believe they were unfairly fined can appeal to the town’s code enforcement board or to a magistrate. The next line of appeal is the circuit court. Councilwoman Stella Gaddy Jordan said it’s important that police and town officials do their parts in educating the public about the change. “I just want to make sure to get the information out there to people,” she said. In other business: • Town Manager Mo Thornton said construction on the 3550 South Ocean condominium project was advancing “fairly quickly” and workers were hoping for a topping out party — marking the completion of the building’s structural shell — on June 15. • The council unanimously approved the hiring of Stormwater J Engineering of West Palm Beach to handle design and analysis duties for sewer repair work. The town’s aging drain system needs a significant overhaul, which could take much of the year to complete, officials say. Ú
Police chief retires By Dan Moffett South Palm Beach Police Chief Carl Webb decided to retire from his position in early May, ending a 30-year career with the town. Webb, 64, went on a medical leave of absence in January, and officials said he chose to take Webb the retirement he was planning instead of returning to the job. The town appreciates his service,” said Town Manager Mo Thornton. “We wish him all the best in his retirement.” Webb grew up in the Pittsburgh area and earned his police certification at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He came to Palm Beach County in 1986 and took a job as a patrol officer with the Greenacres Police Department. Three years later, South Palm Beach hired him, and he worked for the town ever since. Webb first served under Chief Stanley Morse until his retirement in 1993 and then under Chief Roger Crane until 2013 when Webb took over as interim chief. The Town
Council promoted him to chief and public safety director in April 2014. He became only the third chief in the town’s history. After taking command of the department, Webb made a priority of upgrading technology and obtaining military-grade weapons for his officers. He oversaw a security renovation of the Town Hall front office that included the installation of bullet-resistant glass and electronic locks. As safety director, Webb emphasized hurricane preparedness and the need for residents to heed evacuation notices. He worked to improve communications between the town and residents on crime prevention and emergency medical responses. Sgt. Mark Garrison, a 17-year veteran of the Police Department, took over Webb’s duties in February, and Thornton said he would continue as interim chief until the town finds a permanent replacement. She said the council would begin advertising for applicants and screening candidates soon, with the hope of naming Webb’s successor by summer. Webb’s annual salary was $98,515. Ú
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Still few serious crimes amid general decline in area reports
By Rich Pollack
South Palm Beach County’s five small coastal communities continued to have few serious crimes reported in 2017, according to statistics released last month by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. There were 154 total serious crimes, ranging from larceny to rape, in the five communities — Gulf Stream, Highland Beach, Manalapan, Ocean Ridge and South Palm Beach — compared with 150 reported in 2016. All of the communities, however, experienced slight increases in offenses, with the exception of Ocean Ridge, which saw a 42.5 percent decrease in crimes reported. Also seeing decreases were south Palm Beach County’s larger cities of Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. Lantana experienced a slight increase in reported crimes. Larcenies, often thefts from unlocked vehicles, increased from eight to 24 in Gulf Stream and from 22 to 27 in Highland Beach. They remained flat in Manalapan, which saw 14 larcenies, and increased from five to six in South Palm Beach.
2017 crimes in south Palm Beach County City/Town
Boca Raton (2017) 2,726 1 27 81 114 435 1,871 (2016) 2,734 1 22 105 111 507 1,831 Boynton Beach* (2017) 3,621 9 15 175 246 384 2,454 (2016) 4,067 1 3 167 324 566 2,752 Delray Beach (2017) 2,996 2 36 93 278 366 1,949 (2016) 3,229 5 31 125 226 385 2,218 Gulf Stream (2017) 28 0 0 0 0 2 24 (2016) 10 0 0 0 0 1 8 Highland Beach (2017) 40 0 1 0 1 5 27 (2016) 36 0 0 0 2 6 22 Lantana (2017) 662 0 8 24 39 66 460 (2016) 621 0 8 22 33 82 417 Manalapan (2017) 28 0 0 1 2 5 14 (2016) 16 0 0 0 0 2 14 Ocean Ridge (2017) 46 0 1 0 1 10 31 (2016) 80 0 0 1 2 5 64 South Palm (2017) 12 0 0 0 0 3 6 (2016) 8 0 0 0 0 2 5
197 157 338 254 272 239 2 1 6 6 65 59 6 0 3 8 3 1
* Crimes occurring in Briny Breezes were incorporated into Boynton Beach’s overall crime report. Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Gulf Stream Police Chief Ed Allen said the larcenies ranged from tools being taken from job sites to valuables being taken from a handful of unlocked vehicles. “It’s just a variety of things.” he said. In Ocean Ridge, the number of larcenies dropped from 64 to 31, with a decrease in the number of reported thefts from unlocked vehicles accounting for a large portion of the
decline. Ocean Ridge Police Chief Hal Hutchins said the decline in the number of larcenies could be attributed to several variables, including more awareness among residents of the need to remove valuables and lock cars as well as changes in the department’s patrol tactics. “Everything together drove that number down,” he said. “Could that change overnight?
Certainly.” Hutchins is cautious about putting too much emphasis on the statistics, especially in small towns where the number of crimes are low and just a few crimes can have an impact on the percentage of increase or decrease in the numbers. Still, he said, his department is doing its best to see the number of overall crimes in the community decline. “We’re happy to see some
decline in the crimes we typically encounter here,” he said. “We’d like to see these numbers go down every year, and our officers and residents have formed a partnership to do just that.” Overall crime in Palm Beach County dropped by 5.6 percent, while the number of crimes statewide declined 4.5 percent compared to 2016. Ú
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New dates for moving library, other departments By Jane Smith
The temporary location of the Boynton Beach City Library will stay east of the interstate, city staff decided in late May. “We thought it would be better to have the temporary library location east of I-95 because that’s where most of the patrons live,” said Colin Groff, assistant city manager in charge of the 16-acre Town Square project, which will include a new library. Rather than on High Ridge Road, the new temporary location for both adult and children will be at 115 N. Federal Highway in a former bank building that most recently housed the Congregational United Church of Christ. In mid-April, the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency board agreed to pay $3 million for the church and its parking lot. “The city owns a nearby parking lot, so there will be plenty of
parking,” Groff said. As part of the deal, the congregation may still hold Sunday services through December, he said. The library will have only 20,000 square feet, roughly one-third of its current size. The library staff is trying to work out a circulation policy so that all materials can be borrowed, Groff said. Under the revised schedule, which may change, the library will be closed from July 13 to Aug. 12. The library will reopen Aug. 13 in its temporary location. Town Square is a public-private partnership that will create a downtown for Boynton Beach. It will have a combination library and city hall building, the renovated historic high school, which will offer recreation programs on the first floor and an auditorium/reception space on the second floor, the historic Schoolhouse Children’s Museum, a new fire station, two parking
garages, open spaces and a public amphitheater. The private development will include a hotel and apartment buildings. The city also pushed back other dates in the project. The renovated old high school now is scheduled to open Feb. 28, not in January. The city’s customer service unit — where residents go to buy beach passes, pay utility bills, pay parking tickets and request public records — will move to 209 N. Seacrest Blvd. It will open Oct. 1. City Hall will move to 3301 Quantum Blvd. and open Sept. 24. The Police Department headquarters staff will move to 2045 High Ridge Road effective Sept. 24. The move of Fire Station 1 staff and vehicles was delayed by one month to mid-September. All dates are subject to further changes, Groff said. Ú
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Robert Gottlieb (right), vice mayor of South Palm Beach, receives the William ‘Bill’ Moss Memorial Award from Palm Beach County League of Cities President Keith James. The award is given to public servants who demonstrate ‘exemplary involvement, support and dedication’ to the league. Photo provided
Change permits Whole Foods, but it won’t open this year By Jane Smith Delray Beach Plaza will get a full-line Whole Foods Market, not the 365 brand, the center’s developer told a city advisory board in early May. “It will be a ‘grocerant’ where people go for lunch,” said Jeff Garrison, partner at S.J. Collins Enterprises, which owns the center formerly called Lavers International Plaza, just east of Interstate 95 on East Linton Boulevard. The developer wanted to add 10,000 square feet to the main building to make it a Whole Foods store. The Site Plan Appearance and Review Board unanimously approved the change May 9. Garrison called it a “change on the fly” and was able to persuade Whole Foods to stay because of the lease signed before Amazon bought the grocery store chain last year. “The opportunity to open a Whole Foods Market store in Delray Beach means that we will be able to provide the community with a more complete shopping and food experience,” said Juan Nunez, president of Whole Foods Market’s Florida region. The 365 store was supposed to open by the end of 2018. The change in plans will not provide enough time for the Whole Foods Market to open this year, said Heather McCready, Whole Foods spokeswoman. Ú
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Cities working to achieve quiet zones on FEC rail line
By Jane Smith The blaring horns from FEC freight trains and Brightline passenger trains will soon stop in most South County cities. In Boca Raton, a quiet zone was scheduled to begin at 11:59 p.m. May 30. The city’s website explained: “Residents may still hear train horns in emergency situations or when the trains comply with other railroad rules. … A more appropriate description of a designated quiet zone would be a ‘reduced train horn area.’” Boca Raton followed West Palm Beach and Lake Worth in their quiet zone designations along the Florida East Coast railroad tracks. Quiet zone construction can include quad gates or a raised median between travel lanes to improve safety at the crossings. The county’s Transportation
Planning Agency is paying for the construction. Individual cities will have to cover the maintenance costs. When the county’s work is finished, cities then can petition the Federal Railroad Administration about their intent to install quiet zones. Federal officials need 21 days to review the plans and decide whether the safety upgrades are sufficient to allow train operators to stop blasting their horns at the crossings. In Delray Beach, City Manager Mark Lauzier brought up the quiet zone application at the May 15 City Commission meeting. With commission consensus, he filed the city’s application the next day. The application was quickly approved, and the city’s quiet zone should be in place by June 2. Mayor Shelly Petrolia also
wants cameras to be installed at the city’s heavily used crossings. She would like to know where else the city needs to install pedestrian and bicyclist barriers, similar to the aluminum rail fence between Atlantic Avenue and Northeast First Street. The city had it installed after a woman took a well-used shortcut across the tracks in 2016 and was killed by a southbound freight train. On May 9, Lantana and Hypoluxo received their notices that the supplemental safety items were in place. Lantana began work on the required traffic counts in late May with the hopes of submitting the quiet zone package by June, Town Manager Deborah Manzo said in an email. She hoped the trains along the FEC tracks would no longer blast their horns by late June.
Hypoluxo is teaming with Lantana to submit its quiet zone package, said Hypoluxo Mayor Michael Brown. Hypoluxo has only two FEC crossings and both are on county roads — Miner and Hypoluxo roads. Boynton Beach will have to wait until midsummer to apply for its quiet zone after asking for four more crossings to receive the extra protection. “Safety is most important,” Mayor Steven Grant said at Brightline’s new Miami station on a May 11 media trip from West Palm Beach. In January, two people were killed by Brightline trains in Boynton Beach. Brightline started its West Palm Beach to Miami run the following weekend with low introductory fares. On May 21, the fares rose to $15 each way for regular seats and $25 for special seats that are wider and
offer free beverages and snacks. The fares likely will increase in a few months, according to Brightline. At Brightline’s inaugural stop in Miami, the emphasis was on jobs created and a cleaner environment with fewer cars on South Florida highways. The express trains travel at twice the speed of freight trains. Since Brightline passenger service began in January, four Palm Beach County people have been killed by the trains, which travel at 79 mph. “People need to use caution near the Brightline trains,” U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson said at the Miami station. She said she wrote a letter of support for the passenger line’s federal grant request of $2 million to $3 million for safety upgrades in the three South Florida counties. Ú
New lifeguard stands
Public Beach, Delray Beach — May 11
Delray Beach plans to have the sidewalk work along A1A finished by the Fourth of July. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star
Work resumes on beach enhancement project
Eight new lifeguard towers, costing $126,000 each, will replace the aging stationary towers in Delray Beach. The new towers have skids so they can be moved when safety conditions change at the municipal beach. All eight were scheduled to be in place by June 4, weather permitting. The towers were built in sections at a warehouse and brought to the Casuarina Road entrance, where they were assembled into a single unit. Once at their locations, the towers were painted, stairs attached and new roofing added to match that on the main pavilion. The towers have impact glass windows and louvered shutters to protect the windows from flying debris and vandalism. Solar panels on the roofs will power lifeguards’ police radios and operate fans in the hot summer months. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star
By Jane Smith Now that tourist season has ended, MBR Construction has returned to fine-tuning its work along the promenade on the west side of Delray Beach’s municipal beach. “We wanted to wait until the tourists were gone,” said Missie Barletto, deputy director in Delray Beach’s Public Works Department. All of the work is scheduled to be done by the Fourth of July holiday. Starting at Casuarina Road, about 160 linear feet of sidewalk was ripped out because the color didn’t match, she said. That area is fenced off until the sidewalk’s scheduled completion in early June. The Fort Lauderdale-based firm will move its construction work zone from the south to the north end of the city’s beach. Walkers and runners will be diverted to the west side of A1A in the construction zones. Also, the northbound bicycle lane will be narrowed during the construction. Bicyclists are urged to use caution when riding on A1A. On-street parking in the work zone will not be allowed. Parking is available in nearby city-owned lots. Concrete sidewalks at the
north and south sides of the main pavilion at Atlantic Avenue also are being replaced. In addition, 21 new backless benches will be placed along the promenade near the beach entrances between Casuarina and the north end where the knee wall starts, according to the city’s website. More benches will be placed in front of the main pavilion. Memorial bricks, created as a substitute for those who paid for plaques on the old benches, will be installed at the base of the flagpole during this time. For questions about the project, call city engineer Isaac Kovner at 243-7341.
Reclaimed water project
The final construction leg of the reclaimed water line is underway on the barrier island. Along with the reclaimed water lines, the city is installing new water, sewer and storm water lines from Lewis Cove south to Del Haven Boulevard. For walkers and bicyclists, that means parts of the sidewalk and bike lanes along southbound A1A will be closed from Casuarina Road south to Linton Boulevard between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 31. Ú
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City gives second OK for Midtown to proceed
By Jane Smith Midtown Delray received its second City Commission approval in mid-May, which the developers needed to proceed with the massive project. Now, the Delray Beach planning director will ensure the development team, led by Hudson Holdings, follows the four conditions set in March. The mixed-use complex was approved then, subject to the approval of design changes of three buildings. “We’re very excited,” said Steve Michael, head of Hudson Holdings. “The project meets everyone’s needs, reflected in the unanimous decision.” The $140 million Midtown sits at the southwest corner of Swinton and Atlantic avenues, the gateway to the Northwest/Southwest neighborhoods. It will add offices, restaurants, shops, renovated historic houses, residential inns and an underground parking garage on 7 acres. The complex also is part of the new nationally designated Old School Square Historic District. In 2014, the southern side received a commercial overlay before Hudson Holdings and investor Rick Marshall bought the two Swinton Avenue blocks. By the end of the year, Midtown will begin preparing the main block for the underground garage, Michael said. At the May meeting, commissioners were limited to approving only the design style of three new buildings — the main building on Atlantic Avenue and two side buildings on Swinton Avenue. Mayor Shelly Petrolia, who voted against the project in March, asked former Mayor Cary Glickstein to review the developer’s new sketches and computer drawings prior to the May 15 commission meeting. “He was adamant and emphatic that the drawings be more detailed,” she said. In March, while still mayor,
Glickstein asked for the team’s historic architect Rick Gonzalez to reduce the height of the Atlantic Avenue building to three stories and to make the buildings more aesthetically pleasing. Another Midtown architect, John Szerdi, created computer drawings from the sketches. Glickstein appreciated that Petrolia reached out to him. Also in attendance were Petrolia, city senior planner Scott Pape, Michael, Midtown’s lead attorney Neil Schiller, Gonzalez and Szerdi. “When I asked to see Rick’s design sketches, staff and I saw substantive differences between the sketches and the [computer] drawings submitted to staff,” Glickstein said. “Specifically, the [computer] drawings omitted important, authentic design features that made the buildings far more interesting.” The changes agreed to include adding more balconies, using softer white paint colors to differentiate the three architectural styles on the Atlantic Avenue building and other revisions. On May 23, Michael and Szerdi said the changes were made and they were trying to schedule a meeting with the city planning staff. The revised drawings seem to give Midtown Delray slightly more space, but Schiller and city Planning Director Tim Stillings said that’s not necessarily true. “Midtown’s site plan has not been certified,” Stillings said in a May 22 email. “There are some inconsistencies with the numbers represented, which need to be reconciled before the site plan will be certified.”
Concerns about historic elements
Even with the changes, Petrolia and new Commissioner Bill Bathurst had a hard time approving them. “I was up on the dais and looking out to historic preservationists in the audience,” Petrolia said after the May 15 meeting. “But we were not approving the project, just the changes in the
architecture of the three new buildings.” Bathurst sat on the city’s Historic Preservation Board when it twice turned down Midtown Delray last year. “How much do we have to compromise to have our historic structures renovated?” Bathurst asked at the May 15 meeting. “We’re at odds with ourselves,” he said. “We have rules for the historic district and rules for the commercial overlay. In a historic district with contributing structures, visual compatibility standards should apply. But they don’t in this project.” The new Swinton Avenue buildings sit to the north of some of the city’s most historic houses: the 1902 Cathcart House and the 1912 Rectory, which leases space to the Yaxche Tearoom. The 1902 home of the city’s first mayor, John Sundy, is in the next block. New buildings in a historic district can have only one architectural style, according to city rules, John Miller said in December when Midtown Delray made its second appearance at the city’s Historic Preservation Board. Miller chairs that board. But Midtown’s main new building on Atlantic has three styles: Mediterranean Revival, Anglo-Caribbean and Art Deco, allowed under rules for the commercial overlay. “We need to take our historic districts seriously,” Bathurst said on May 15, “and decide what we want as a city.” Plus, he said, “They are taking out 200 trees.” Deputy Vice Mayor Shirley Johnson, who voted for the project in March, said, “The developer has bent over backwards and is meeting the city’s rules.” She likes that Midtown Delray has promised to hire local people for construction and other jobs. In March, Midtown Delray agreed to four main conditions: • Secure site plan approval that
includes two alleys abandoned by the city. • Establish a $100,000 historic preservation grant for Frog Alley, West Settlers and Old School Square Historic District prior to receiving its first building permit. • Post a $1 million bond to guarantee vertical construction within two years on the main block. • Create a jobs program prior to receiving its first building permit. The program includes requiring subcontractors to hire Delray Beach workers for bids, provide mentorship opportunities, provide bonding assistance to small local companies and establish job fairs for the Northwest/ Southwest areas. The city manager must approve the program before it begins.
Hudson exits two other projects
Hudson Holdings walked away in April from the historic Gulfstream Hotel in Lake Worth and the Linton Towers office complex in Delray Beach. The new owner is a former partner in both projects, CDS International Realty. Vitamin kingpin Carl DeSantis and his chief assistant Bill Milmoe own CDS. The two parties traded lawsuits in the past six months in state court and then in federal court when CDS filed a racketeering lawsuit against Hudson Holdings. The agreement settles the lawsuits. Both parties were pleased with the outcome, according to an April 19 release on PRNewswire. The Gulfstream renovation approvals expire in September 2019, according to Lake Worth staff. Schiller, who represents Midtown Delray, expects it to be a catalyst project. “It will inspire thoughtful, walkable development not just in that area,” he said at the May 15 meeting, “but throughout the city.” Ú
Atlantic Crossing groundbreaking a decade in the making By Jane Smith Sophisticated saxophone sounds beckoned attendees under a tent at Northeast Seventh Avenue and First Street — the future home of Atlantic Crossing. Fruit-infused water, along with bowls full of fresh fruits, individual blueberry and apple muffins, and slices of banana bread helped to create a fresh start for the early May groundbreaking. The $300 million complex of residences, offices, stores and restaurants was at least a decade in the making — maybe two, said Jeff Edwards, president and CEO of the Edwards Cos., an Ohio-based development firm. The original owner, real estate investor Carl DeSantis, brought in Edwards as its development partner in 2012 for the complex that sits at the prominent corner of Federal Highway and Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. In 2015, the development team sued Delray Beach, Edwards said. The two sides reached a settlement last spring
A bulldozer breaks ground on the Atlantic Crossing project last month. Jane Smith/The Coastal Star that resulted in an access road off Federal Highway into the project, traffic calming efforts for the Marina Historic District and Palm Trail neighborhoods, and other conditions. The Palm Trail entrance at Northeast Seventh Avenue already is closed to vehicular traffic with a series of bollards and large planters. Pedestrians and cyclists can still make it through on the sidewalks. “We’re ready to get started and be a good neighbor,”
Edwards told the gathering. “We won’t let anyone down.” Mayor Shelly Petrolia was cautious. “It’s exciting, but there still are concerns,” she said. “We fought long and hard to get to this point.” DeSantis sold the project to Edwards in June 2016 for $38.5 million, but he remains involved in the nearly 9-acre project through a $16.5 million loan on the eastern half that houses Atlantic Plaza. He did not attend the groundbreaking
ceremony. His right-hand man, Bill Milmoe, was there. “We are re-imagining two city blocks,” said Don DeVere, Edwards vice president. “In the next few years, we will transform the area.” Atlantic Crossing will have 82 luxury condos, 261 high-end apartments, 83,000 square feet of office space and 76,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. The first thing passers-by will notice is the excavation of the underground parking garage on the northwest part of the project, DeVere said. The groundbreaking ceremony featured a bulldozer pushing loads of dirt, instead of officials digging into the soil. DeVere said the water from the excavation will go through a highly regulated process before it is drained into the Intracoastal Waterway. Edwards will begin the excavation by June, even though it still needs Florida Department of Transportation approval for the access road from Federal Highway and the driveways along Northeast Seventh
Avenue, which is now a private road, DeVere said. He called the applications “formalities.” Delray Beach Vice Mayor Adam Frankel, who is on his second go-round on the commission, told the 50-plus attendees at the groundbreaking what he said in 2009: “If Carl DeSantis wants to spend a quarter of a billion dollars in our downtown, then we should send a limousine for him to pull the building permits.” According to its settlement with the city, Edwards is obligated to pay $125,000 for traffic calming efforts in the Marina Historic District. The money is not due until two buildings on the southeast corner are finished. That’s estimated to happen in summer 2019 at the earliest. But district leaders don’t want to wait until then. They met with the city manager in late May to urge the city to find a way to pay for the improvements this year. The traffic calming items include medians, a traffic circle, sidewalk bump-outs and speed bumps. Ú
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Tennis legend Chris Evert selling her west Boca home
etired tennis champion Chris Evert’s house is for sale. Her 12,000-squarefoot estate on 5 acres at 8563 Horseshoe Lane, in west Boca Raton, has a tennis court, of course. But it also has putting greens, a nine-car garage and two guesthouses. The asking price for the house with a championship pedigree is $4.99 million, and listing agents are Katia Reisler of Douglas Elliman and Rebecca Spooner of Siemens Group Realty. Evert, 63, who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, does own another home in Boca Raton. In 2016, she bought a 4-bedroom home in the Sanctuary on the Intracoastal Waterway for $4.9 million. Michel Jacober, co-founder and co-owner of Allen Flavors Inc., paid $12 million for an estate at 750 Lake Drive, Boca Raton. The sale was recorded on May 3. The property was owned by Interchange Four Properties, a New Jersey limited liability company led by William T. Juliano of the real estate firm Delco Development. It last sold in 2006 for $8,738,915. Joseph Liguori, Carmen N. D’Angelo Jr. and Gerard Liguori of Premier Estate Properties represented the seller. Rosalind Friedland of RE/MAX Properties represented the buyer. It was last on the market for $12.95 million. Tyco’s ex-chief financial officer, Mark H. Swartz and his wife, Karen, sold unit 101 at One Thousand Ocean, at 1000 S. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton, for $5.4 million. The sale was recorded on May 7. Mark Swartz and Tyco’s exCEO, Dennis Kozlowski, went to prison after being convicted in 2005 of defrauding the company’s shareholders of more than $400 million and giving themselves a chunk of change in illegal bonuses. Records show Karen Swartz paid $5.156 million for the condo in March 2013, almost a year before Mark Swartz was released from prison. Douglas Elliman agent Senada Adzem represented the
seller and United Realty Group represented the buyers, Felix and Dianne DeHerrera. Felix DeHerrera is the chairman and majority owner of mortgage banking company Alterra Home Loans. British millionaire Sir Peter Lampl, chairman of the Sutton Trust and Education Endowment Foundation, sold his estate at 3545 N. Ocean Blvd., Gulf Stream, for $14.25 million to Gulf Stream Ocean Properties FL LLC, which lists a San Francisco address. The sale was recorded on May 3. Lampl listed the 14,000-square-foot estate on 1.96 acres for nearly $21 million in April 2017. The asking price was reduced to $14.95 million in March. Nicholas Malinosky and Randy Ely, agents with Douglas Elliman, represented the seller, while Candace Friis of the Corcoran Group represented the buyer. Records show Lampl’s Sutton Co. paid $5.145 million for the waterfront estate in October 1997. A notice of commencement filed in 1999 lists Lampl as the owner. Miami Worldcenter codeveloper William Powers sold his 2.13-acre waterfront lot at 1020 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, for $14.475 million to Paul and Victoria Saunders in April. Powers bought the property in December 2017 for $13.5 million. Paul Saunders is the founder of the Richmond, Va.-based investment firm James River Capital Corp., and Victoria is a faculty member of the Chrysalis Institute cultural learning center in Richmond. In an earlier transaction, on March 20, Powers sold a property at 901 S. Ocean in Delray Beach for $26.75 million to QCRE VII LCC. In this transaction, Powers was represented by Devin Kay of Douglas Elliman and the buyer was represented by Nicholas Malinosky, an agent with Douglas Elliman. Powers listed the property for nearly $29 million in October.
Chris Evert’s estate on 5 acres in west Boca Raton is on the market for about the same amount she paid for her current home in Boca’s Sanctuary. Photo provided in financing. John Tolbert, president and general manager of the Boca Raton Resort and Club, was named business leader of the year at the Boca Chamber’s annual business awards luncheon in May at the resort. Others recognized included Ami and Arnie Zak, owners of Unique Gifts and Premiums, small business leaders of the year; and Bluegreen Vacations, business of the year. William Powers’ home at 901 S. Ocean Blvd. in Delray Beach sold for $26.75 million. Photo provided Following up last month’s office. Last month, he told us: announcement on the auction “She saw the value. Sometimes and sale of William “Tom” she keeps the properties she Gerrard’s house at 1960 S. buys and rents them out. Others Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, on she picks up and sells. I believe April 21, the deal did close on she’s going to resell this house.” May 21, and the selling price Kaufman Lynn was $13.5 million. Gerrard’s Construction celebrated the ocean-to-lake home had opening of its new Delray Beach been most recently listed for $24.5 million by agents Robert headquarters at 3185 S. Congress Temelkoski of Bowen Realty and Ave. in April. For almost 30 William McManus of the Fite years, the firm has worked Group. On and off the market on structures that include the since 2010, it was initially listed Mizner Park Cultural Center at $34.5 million. According to in Boca Raton and various DeCaro Auctions International, buildings for Broward College, bidding by approximately 10 Florida Atlantic University, bidders started at $10 million, Palm Beach State College, and was over in 10 minutes. Florida International University, According to public records, the Miami Dade College and Pine new owner is Jean Christine Crest. It recently topped out Thompson, listed with a Dallas construction on Aloft Hotel mailing address. She was and Condominiums in Delray represented by Douglas Elliman Beach. agent Steven Solomon, who Four Seasons Resort works out of the Boca Raton Palm Beach is closed for business to accommodate a $135 million renovation. With architect Leo Daly and interior designer Martin Brudnizki, the renovation includes a remodeled pool deck, a second pool, redesigned guest rooms, first-floor guest rooms with extended balconies, and a new restaurant and renovation of the oceanfront restaurant and bar. New landscaping will be designed by Fernando Wong. Property records show Acore Capital Mortgage provided the financing through refinancing an $80 million mortgage from Sachs FS Limited Partnership and Palm Beach Hotels LTD as well as an additional $55 million
The Delray Beach Housing Authority recently honored two staff members. Rose Clay, who has worked with the authority since 1988, was presented with the Longest-Serving Award. She has served as account clerk and property manager and currently is a housing counselor to senior residents of Lake Delray Apartments and Village Square Apartments. Jakeleen Fernandez received the Employee of the Year Award for her work in overseeing the construction, quality control and compliance reporting for the Lake Delray Apartments. Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee was ranked among the top 10 wildlife parks in the United States by USA Today’s “10Best” Reader’s Choice contest in May. Lion Country Safari is home to the largest herd of zebras outside of Africa, one of the largest herds of giraffes in the United States and a large herd of rhinos with a long history of breeding success. Lion Country Safari is at 2003 Lion Country Safari Road. Send business news to Christine Davis at cdavis9797@ gmail.com.
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58, Delray Beach Former mayor, entrepreneur and aging surfer His father: Hugh Glickstein, who died in 2015 His children: Madison, 26, Lily, 19, and Jack, 17 “One of the more important lessons my father passed on was you don’t get the time back. His generation was different in how fathers engaged with kids. He worked hard. He was a driven lawyer, state attorney and appellate judge, and was active with minority and child advocacy. In a public service career, he missed things with his kids, and it wasn’t until as a young adult that I came to respect why. When I became a father, he always went out of his way to compliment and encourage me to never miss a single talent show, baseball game, dance recital — and I didn’t. I kept his lesson close — that every opportunity to be with your kids is what you and they will remember — and that no amount of success can buy you back that time.” — Jane Smith
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Flavors event raises money for child welfare
The Junior League of Boca Raton celebrated its ninthannual Flavors event, known locally as the ultimate food and wine extravaganza. This year’s installment included more than 30 participating restaurants, dynamic live performances and a fashion show. A live auction offered patrons a chance to bid on delicious dinners, highend jewelry and sports tickets. Nearly 750 attended. “The proceeds of the Flavors event will continue to fund our mission and our work within the issues of hunger, child welfare and nonprofit support,” said Renata Sans de Negri, league president. “We look forward to hosting another tasty Flavors event in 2019.” In other league news, the annual Day of Impact dedicated to improving the community was a success, with members completing nearly 490 volunteer hours with 12 nonprofits. Additionally, more than 15,000 diapers were deposited in the diaper bank for distribution to babies in need.
opting instead to learn the arts, crafts and foods of AfricanAmerican culture. The camp will feature creative teachers who will share how to install an exhibit, quilt and make meals all while imparting lessons of historical importance to the next generation. The Youth Cultural Empowerment Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. It begins June 26 and runs through Aug. 2. Cost is $50. The six-week intensive program focuses on building self-esteem and social responsibility, as well as enhancing the Palm Beach County School District’s blackhistory curriculum. “We are trying to create a time and place for children to learn things they would only get from their elders,” said Tonya Akins, the museum’s youth coordinator. “Everyone should know about their heritage, how their grandparents and greatgrandparents communicated, built and shared.”
Summer camp at Spady delves into black history
Grass River Garden Club presents three grants
Children and teens who arrive at the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum this summer for camp will forgo the usual park, pool and zoo experiences,
The Grass River Garden Club has presented two grants totaling $12,000 to the Delray Beach Historical Society for a new white-picket fence and soil
Flavors Honorary Chairs Thom and Joyce DeVita, Chairwoman Karli Vazquez-Mendez and Honorary Chairs Joni and Al Goldberg. Photo provided by Munoz Photography Community Greening co-founder Matt Shipley accepts a check from Grass River Garden Club members Karen Muse (center) and Patsy Randolph. Photo provided preparation for a garden area on North Swinton Avenue. “We are grateful to the Grass River Garden Club for this significant contribution that will unify our multibuilding campus with the unique fencing that is a part of the historic Swinton corridor,” society Executive Director Winnie Diggans Edwards said. Through another grant, the club will fund a second arboretum in Delray Beach to be identified by Community Greening, a local nonprofit, to which $5,000 was donated.
Community Greening, founded in 2016, already has been responsible for planting more than 300 trees in the city. The new project will be in the area of Atlantic Avenue east of Interstate 95. The club also has given a $500 grant to the Sandoway Discovery Center to pay for an educational outing for schoolchildren at the popular beachside campus on Ocean Boulevard. A check was presented by club Grant Committee Chairwoman Karen Muse to Sandoway Executive Director Danica Sanborn. “We are pleased to make available this experience with the animals and plants along the ocean shore, especially for the many children here in Palm Beach County who live close to the ocean but have not had the experience to visit the beaches,” Sanborn said.
Empty Bowls benefits county food bank
Hundreds gathered to “eat simply so others can simply eat” as they shared a communal meal of soup and bread at Palm Beach Empty Bowls. Proceeds — $107,000 — from the event
Billy and Shelly Himmelrich serve up goodness at Palm Beach Empty Bowls. Photo provided benefited the Palm Beach County Food Bank and will help provide food at no cost to more than 115 agencies on the front lines of hunger. For $25, patrons selected a handmade ceramic bowl and chose from more than four dozen soups prepared and donated by some of the area’s finest chefs, along with artisan breads donated by Old School Bakery. Prior to the event, supporters gathered at the home of Michael and Debbie Pucillo to honor the organizers. The Pucillos, honorary committee chairs, welcomed guests while food bank Executive Director Karen Erren thanked everyone for helping the nonprofit collect and distribute more than 5 million pounds of food to at least 100,000 needy Palm Beach County residents last year.
Gleaning event gathers unmarketable crops
To benefit the Palm Beach County Food Bank, agents and affiliates of the Realtors of the Palm Beaches and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Young Professionals Network and their families worked on gleaning a cucumber farm in western Delray Beach. Gleaning is a food-recovery strategy that allows farmers to donate fresh crops that are deemed unmarketable but safe to eat and nutritious.
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Book reading and signing
Woodfield Country Club, Boca Raton — April 14
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton — April 10 The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters welcomed P. Scott Cunningham to the Theatre Lab. Cunningham is an essayist, poet and translator originally from Boca Raton whose new publication is titled ‘Ya Te Veo.’ LEFT: (l-r) Lou Tyrrell, artistic director of the Theatre Lab; Danita Nias, CEO of the FAU Foundation; Cunningham; Barb Schmidt; and Michael Horswell, college dean. Photo provided
More than 150 guests attended the inaugural gala for the Parkinson’s Foundation South Palm Beach County Chapter. The event honored Robert and Gail Milhous, longtime supporters, and was dedicated to the nonprofit’s vision of making life better for those with the disease. LEFT: Gail and Robert Milhous. RIGHT: Mary Ann and Paul Milhous. Photos provided by Annette Meyer
Pranzo, Vino, Bocce
Arturo’s Ristorante, Boca Raton — April 8 Il Circolo members enjoyed an afternoon of eating, learning, music and sports, including a cooking demonstration, to mark the establishment of a new scholarship fund in the culinary arts. The 100 attendees watched the preparation of pasta alla vodka and zabaglione for dessert and played bocce ball. LEFT: (l-r) Dr. Douglas De Orchis, Mario De Orchis and Emilio Petti. Photo provided by Joan Nova
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Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton — March 24
Guests to the event — themed Angels & Heroes and benefiting Tri-County Animal Rescue — dug their spurs into bottomless cocktails, indulged in delectable hors d’oeuvres and lassoed up special items from the silent auction. The night segued into dinner, dessert and a live auction. ABOVE: (l-r) Sharon DiPietro, Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg and Suzi Goldsmith. Photo provided
Prime Catch, Boynton Beach — May 21 Pat Barnes, of Briny Breezes, was treated to lunch — and dessert — by a group of friends for her 100th birthday. The afternoon celebration continued with 15 hands of bridge. Barnes was the big winner. A larger birthday celebration took place May 26. LEFT: Lu McInnes and Barnes. Photo provided
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St. Andrews Club, Delray Beach — April 14
Bagpipers from Palm Beach Pipes & Drums escorted women to the celebration. The tradition is part of the club’s last major event of the season. ABOVE: Toddy Donley is escorted. Photo provided
Sklar Furnishings, Boca Raton — March 28
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Donning pink hard hats and pink sapphire-and-diamond earrings, more than 100 women gathered to kick off Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County’s Women Build 2018. Guests enjoyed taking photos in their bling and being inspired by a homeowner’s story. LEFT: Rosie Martin and Lise Orr. Photo provided by Carlos Aristizabal
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Boca’s Cinemark revamped; chocolate factory coming to Delray
ust in time for summer blockbusters, the Cinemark Palace 20 and XD in Boca Raton has revamped, and opened the Movie Bistro on its premier level to slake the beer and cocktail thirst of moviegoers. Open for both lunch and dinner, as well as a happy hour and après theater desserts, the open-floor restaurant has a full-service bar, tables and high-tops, and an adult arcade. It's a public restaurant — no movie ticket required, though it becomes 18-and-older after 5 p.m. for happy hour. Casual fare includes burgers, pulled pork sliders and vegetarian Southwest black bean burger as well. Handcrafted pizzas feature house-made dough. A full menu of appetizers, entrees and desserts is available for both
lunch and dinner. The theater took over the former Bogart’s Bar & Grill, operated by Burt Rapoport of Deck 84 and Henry’s fame, in late 2016. The redesign of the 249-seat eatery complements the six premier-level theaters, where moviegoers get free small popcorn, free valet parking and tables at their seats for dining and drinking during the movie. Also new is the VIP screening room, available for private rental with 29 reclining seats and in-seat call buttons for the wait staff. The new adult game room has billiard tables, a shuffleboard table, and two foosball games; game tables are also set around the bar. Other theatergoers will have the option of alcoholic beverages at the main
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The building that will house Tyler Levitetz’s 5150 Chocolate on southbound Federal Highway in Delray Beach is on the former site of the Waffle House. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star concession stand, which also has expanded food offerings. The Cinemark Palace 20 was the benchmark for new theater offerings when it opened as a Muvico in the summer of 2000. It changed hands to Cinemark in 2009. The huge building touting “Chocolate Factory” on U.S. 1 in Delray Beach has been in the works for months. A little digging produced some answers about the “coming soon” spot. Tyler Levitetz, a chocolatier with fine chocolate-making experience, is behind the “bean to bar” place called 5150 Chocolate. His cred comes from working with nationally recognized chocolatier Norman Love Confections on the west coast of Florida. At some point, he decided to go deep into the chocolate process and make it from the raw cacao beans. Making chocolate from scratch — that is, sourcing and roasting cacao beans, then grinding and cooking them into edible chocolate — is the candymaking world’s elaborate answer to roasting singlesource coffee beans.
Difference in taste is incomparable to the homogenized variety most chocolate is turned into. Subtleties from the cacao beans give depth and complexity to the flavor. But it’s an intricate process — and why most chocolatiers just buy the finished product to form their fancy chocolates sold retail. Hence Levitetz’s shop name, 5150 Chocolate. Levitetz writes on his website that it represents the cop code for a mentally ill person on site. He laughs off friends’ observations that he’s conducting a mad-scientist type experiment. Trials with varieties like a malted milk bar, a Vietnamese lemongrass and an organic Nicaraguan cacao bean are typical of his direction. No word on when the factory will open, or how the chocolate will be retailed. Mark Militello, a James Beard awardwinning chef, has returned to Josie’s in Boynton Beach, bringing with him menu Militello
creations and his unique resources for the kitchen. “I’m getting the most beautiful mushrooms you’ve ever seen from The Mushroom Guy in Fort Pierce,” he said. He’s bringing in fresh seafood from several fishermen, and meats from specialty butcher Pat LaFrieda in New York City. He also attracted his former pastry chef, Ashley Roehrig, whose 16-layer chocolate cake has a special following. A new restaurant concept from Militello and the owners of Josie’s is in the works, he said, but he is keeping the plans close so far. No location or date has been leaked. In brief: Congrats, all you grads out there. To honor the future classes of 20-something, Boston’s on the Beach is saluting students with a free meal. The “Make the Grade” deal is this: Kids who bring in a report card eat free with a grown-up ordering a meal. Straight-A students get a T-shirt. The deal runs through June. More info at www. bostonsonthebeach.com. ... June 2 sees the return of the Taste of Recovery at Old School Square in Delray Beach, hosted by Louie Bossi of the namesake restaurant. A variety of top area restaurants serve tastings, but don’t look for alcohol at the event. Cost is $40 and benefits the Crossroads Club in Delray Beach; go to tasteofrecovery.com for info. Jan Norris wrote this column for Thom Smith, who took the month off. Jan can be reached at nativefla@gmail. com. Smith can be reached at thomsmith@ ymail.com.
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Graduating thespians ponder impact of #MeToo on future careers whole movement has definitely empowered me to be able to share my stories and feel supported by the group and know that I’m not the only one. And as terrible as social media might be for some things, it is the best free publicity that you can ever get. It is helping us women support each other.
By Janis Fontaine Contributing Writer The #MeToo movement that exploded onto the cultural scene in 2017 with allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has upended the careers of major figures in entertainment, media and government, among other professions. Palm Beach ArtsPaper sat down in April with three women who are graduate students in acting at Florida Atlantic University to discuss this cultural paradigm shift, how it has affected their careers so far, and whether it has changed the way they are approaching the profession they plan to pursue. The actors are Erin Williams, 23, of Stratford, Conn.; Amanda Corbett, 26, of Salt Lake City; and Gabriela Tortoledo, 30, of Caracas, Venezuela. All three will graduate with master’s degrees in acting this August. Our conversation has been condensed for length and clarity. The full version, which is also in video format, can be found at palmbeachartspaper. com. PBAP: Do you remember where you were when this story started to break? Tortoledo: We were in voice class and one of our professors, Kathryn Johnston — as a woman she’s an example to follow and she is all about us being brought into this industry from a perspective of respect and empowerment — and she paused the class to let us know what was happening, and to explain the situation in detail and pretty much gave us a class on theater etiquette and what we should be wary of coming out into the real world. Corbett: We were able to discuss what we would maybe do in those kinds of situations and if we’ve ever experienced things like that. I remember that day really specifically, too, because I had read about the Harvey Weinstein stuff a little bit before we talked about it in
Amanda Corbett, Erin Williams and Gabriela Tortoledo have been attending the graduate theater program at Florida Atlantic University and will earn their master’s degrees this August. Headshots provided; collage photo by Lum3n.com from Pexels had no effect on them because class, but just opening up that opened so many eyes. And I they were doing it anyway. discussion really sat with me. remember I was really scared Things like that happen all the Williams: It was interesting to post “MeToo,” because I time. that the topic had never come definitely had experiences with Tortoledo: I believe it is up before that and it got me sexual harassment; I think all getting better in America, but thinking, why? It’s great that [three] of us have. And I was it’s not necessarily getting better something happened and that scared, but it was nice to see worldwide. I come from a Third opened up discussions, but “Wow, I’m not alone in this.” World country where sexism is I was like, this has literally This happens all of the time, definitely present all the time. I never been talked about, and and not just to women, either. was sexually harassed my whole I’ve already had a four-year It happens to men, it happens life. I remember being in high undergraduate degree in this to whatever you identify as. It school and receiving comments profession and now I’m on happens to people of all kinds. from my high school professors. my second year of a graduate degree and it’s never even PBAP: Can you speak to PBAP: Did you think that been brought up as a topic. your personal experiences being was harassment at the time, or It’s not even something that I harassed? personally thought about all Corbett: Basic catcalling. All did you think that’s just the way things were? the time, so that day was like: of the time … (I was) walking Tortoledo: No, I definitely OK, this is the first time I’m down the street going to the knew there was something going to talk openly about club with friends, and I’m in wrong, but my voice wasn’t this in a community of theater a full-length dress, nothing’s heard at the time. Having lived people and get male and female showing. And I was walking here for the past six years, I’ve perspectives. with some friends, but I was walking kind of behind because often had terrible experiences with harassment in local PBAP: Why do you think I was in higher shoes, and a theaters, to the point where people are paying attention car pulled up by the side of the I had to quit a show because now? street and these boys in the car I was being harassed by the Corbett: When everybody on were filming me and catcalling director and producer. And Facebook who has experienced me. And I was like, “Why are it’s not something I wanted to some sort of sexual violence you doing this? Do you think talk about at the time, but this posted “MeToo,” I feel like that this is funny?” But my words Open 7 Days Serving Lunch & Dinner
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PBAP: How are you supposed to talk about sex but shut off your sexuality? Tortoledo: That’s something we have encountered in our rep here. We did Sense and Sensibility, which was all about women struggling for their rights. We did The Rivals, which, sentimental comedy as it was, was about sexuality. We did the Merry Wives of Windsor, which is all about the women taking control and fooling this man who is trying to exploit them for their sexuality. And we’re doing Cabaret in the summer and Easy Virtue. We’ve been blessed to be in an environment that is really supportive of women’s rights and is always looking to promote that message. PBAP: Do you think, because of your career choice and because opportunities are limited, it makes you easier to exploit? Maybe you’ll put up with some bad behavior because you want a role so badly? Williams: I think it’s up to the individual and what they’re willing to go to, and stand up for themselves. Now, I feel very comfortable saying no to directors when they want me to do something that I don’t want to do or don’t feel comfortable doing or they’re objectifying me for no reason at all other than so that the men in the audience can go “Ooh, that’s great.” I just had an experience where I was doing a show and the director wanted one of the male characters to slap my ass and I had to turn around and slap him and giggle. And I was like, no, I’m not going to do that because, when someone sees something on stage, they learn something from that, and I’m See #METOO on AT6
Continued from page 5 not going to teach everyone in the audience it’s OK to do that. I’m not going to laugh. I will not allow this. Absolutely not. PBAP: What was the director’s response? Williams: He changed the blocking, so I didn’t do it. … I had a conversation, and it was just like, “OK, hahaha, I guess I’ll change it around, hahaha.” Corbett: I’m really glad that you did that. Going back to your earlier question, though, did I know when I was younger that those things were not OK? I felt uncomfortable when somebody would catcall me, or when somebody would touch me, or I when was alone with a professor in a room working a monologue. Now I look back at those things and I’m like, “That wasn’t OK.” ... So I had to learn that, and this movement has definitely helped me learn that. No work, no job, no money is worth being treated like less
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than you should be treated. Tortoledo: I think as tempting as it might be to get that role, it’s not worth lessening yourself for it. And if you’re a true artist and you are true to your message, it shouldn’t even be a temptation. It’s a no-brainer. Find a company who will respect you for who you are or make your own company. Make your own opportunity. PBAP: There’s a big difference between (director) James Toback, who is accused of harassing more than 300 women, and (actor) Casey Affleck, who had two women make negative reports about him. Do we just assume that everyone is guilty? Corbett: You have to start with believing somebody when they say they’ve been harassed. When they tell you that they’ve had an experience like that, you have to believe them. Tortoledo: How many times have we heard, “Oh, they’re just
LEFT: Gabriela Tortoledo, Zak Westfall, Trayven Call and Erin Williams in FAU's 2017 production of Into the Woods. Photo by Viviana Puga RIGHT: Amanda Corbett and Tortoledo (with Sean Patrick Gibbons) played the Dashwood sisters in Sense and Sensibility last summer. Photo by Zak Westfall hopping on the ‘Me Too’ train. They just want the attention. They want to be part of the group.” How many people do not speak up because of the fear of being dismissed because of it? I know I struggled with that for years. “Why are you complaining? Then why are you wearing those shorts?” Or, “You’re Hispanic; that’s part of your culture.” Corbett: It’s hard because when I was younger I didn’t know that was wrong. And now I do because someone told me. People who have done these things — men— are also learning that it’s wrong. Williams: That’s behavior that they’ve been taught since they were children. Corbett: It’s “locker room talk.” PBAP: How about the environment here at FAU? Do you feel confident you could talk to someone here if something happened? Corbett: I do. But I do feel there are ideologies from the past about women, and the way women should look, and the way women should behave, that are still put upon us here. Tortoledo: We see it all the time. Many of the theater companies here, they’re hiring you because you have the look, not because you have the talent. I believe that’s something that’s still an issue worldwide. People want to see “pretty” people. But I think what needs to change is our concept of what real beauty is. It’s not a stereotype that’s been Photoshopped. ... People are drawn to so many other things, and beauty can be found in every type of body shape and form and color and size and nationality. Corbett: We as humans find beauty in everything, all people, every single day, and I feel like on stage and in film all we’re doing is re-creating the human experience and trying to make it as real as possible. Tortoledo: Our superiors — our professors, our directors, our producers — talk all the time about the power of theater. “Oh, theater is so powerful, it’s so moving.” ... But what are you using that power for? What are you putting on your stage? Williams: That being said,
as an actor, when you are approaching a role, you will have to play people that do dress a certain way or they have a certain look and I think there’s nothing wrong with playing a character. PBAP: Has #MeToo changed the kind of acting you want to do? Tortoledo: For me, absolutely. Again, maybe because of coming from a Hispanic background where women are objectified in every scene … it’s made me want to create art that is, one, promoting a message and educating people in the same belief structure that we are sharing here, and to not value a role for the sake of checkmarking my bucket list, but to understand that it’s all collaborative work. So, if one person on your team doesn’t share your values, it can make the whole experience a terrible, traumatizing “MeToo” moment. And there’s just so much material out there. You can’t give up your morals and your rights and beliefs for one show … there’s always more shows. Corbett: Or you do it yourself. Tortoledo: You make your own company, like we will, and do it yourself. But if you fold, you’re being part of the problem and not the solution. Williams: I feel like now I feel much stronger and confident in myself and my own voice, and that I do have a voice and it does deserve to be heard, and I have the right to share it and share my feelings. And I do have the right to say no when I’m uncomfortable in a situation. Whereas before, I don’t think I really felt that strength. And I think I feel that strength because I feel supported by this whole community now of people where it’s like, “No, I can stand up to this person; I’m not going to let him speak this way or think this way anymore.” Corbett: I think it influences the way I approach a role. Like this summer, when we play girls dancing in their underwear [for Cabaret], I’m going to approach that role a lot differently than I would have back before this happened.
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All three actresses will be on stage this summer during FAU’s Festival Repertory 2018. Amanda Corbett and Erin Williams will perform in Noel Coward’s Easy Virtue on June 8-23; Gabriela Tortoledo will join Williams and Corbett in Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret on July 6-22. Both productions will be at FAU's Studio One Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. For tickets or information, visit fauevents.com Williams: I think all theater artists can afford to give more attention to what they’re putting on stage ... because whatever you do, [the audience is ] learning from it, and so you can’t take anything for granted. PBAP: So are you all moving to New York after you graduate? Williams: That’s my plan, pretty much. I’m really lucky I have a supportive family that lives so close to New York, so I’ll probably stop in Connecticut and then head to the city. My brother’s already there. Corbett: Not New York. Maybe New York one day. I’m going to stick around here for a year, then I’ll go meet up with Erin later. [They laugh.] I’m really passionate about fringe festivals. They’re festivals that help people trying to create their art, it gets it out there. You’re doing hundreds of shows in a matter of days. And I actually helped create a fringe festival in Utah, so that’s something I’d still love to be involved with … My plan is to just audition, audition, audition, meet people with the same ideas, same passions as I have and just make art, and just make the world a better place, hopefully. Tortoledo: I’m staying in South Florida. ... The theater community here is amazing and it’s growing. And it’s filled with artists who want to get this message across. ... My dream in 50 years is to know that I was part of putting South Florida on the map as a place to go to for good theater that is helping the community grow.
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Reviews Here are reviews of current performances. For the full reviews, please visit palmbeachartspaper.com. Equus (Palm Beach Dramaworks; through June 3) From a small newspaper item about a teenage boy who inexplicably blinded a stable of horses, playwright Peter Shaffer spun a tale of psychology and mythology, of passion and pain, a detective story that seeks the teen’s motives but becomes just as interested in the demons plaguing the doctor who tries to wean him to normalcy. The play is Equus — the Latin word for “horse,” writ large across the back wall of Palm Beach Dramaworks — which was a popular hit in the 1970s in England as well as the United States. Thirty years later, as reviewers were revising their opinions of the play, calling it a load of psychobabble, audiences again embraced it in a major revival, perhaps because of the crafty casting of Daniel (Harry Potter) Radcliffe as troubled Alan Strang. Now comes Dramaworks and its redoubtable resident director J. Barry Lewis to — pardon the pun — mount the work anew in its own epic production. While the case for the script’s quality remains inconclusive — its depiction of psychiatric methods seem particularly dubious and dated — its visceral theatricality is undeniable. Equus is told in narration
Peter Simon Hilton, Steven Maier and Mallory Newbrough in Equus. Photo by Alicia Donelan and flashback by Dr. Martin Dysart (cool, academic Peter Simon Hilton), who reluctantly takes the Strang case, appalled by the teen’s violent act, but envious of the passion it required. Alan (scrawny, mercurial Steven Maier) is a tough nut to crack. It is only with hypnosis and, later, a supposed truth pill, that Dysart is able to get the boy to open up and re-enact his intimate attraction to horses, which verges on a religion, and his diametrically opposite violence against them. Crucial to the whydunnit mystery is randy stable girl Jill Mason (Mallory Newbrough), who attempts to seduce Alan in the horse barn, in a nude scene that raises the ambient temperature at Dramaworks by several degrees. Shaffer’s solution to Alan’s motives comes across as too tidy, but he knows how to wrap it in highly histrionic trappings that Dramaworks delivers
with unbridled impact. — Hap Erstein Beast (Opened May 25) For Moll (Jessie Buckley), the rebellious, unstable 27-goingon-17-year-old at the center of Beast, Pascal is her knight in earthen armor. It’s her birthday in the movie’s opening moments, but she’d rather be elsewhere. Upstaged at her barbecue party by her flawless sister’s announcement of twin buns in the oven, she flees to a bar, drinks herself stupid, and dances all night with a stranger who expects more than a bump-and-grind on the bleary morning after, despite her protests to the contrary. That’s when Pascal (Johnny Flynn) shows up with a shotgun, scaring off the perpetrator and sewing up a wound she had self-inflicted hours earlier in one of her desperate escapes from the numbness of life. In their bucolic enclave
ArtsPaper/Reviews AT7 in the Channel Islands, this handyman is an aberration among her cosseted family and friends. He shoots animals, but he’s also one himself, and so is Moll — a pair of beasts entwined whose first lovemaking experience is on the forest ground, ravaging and primal. When Moll’s sister, flabbergasted, asks what attracts him to her, she replies, without missing a beat, “his smell.” Moll’s community is also dealing with a spate of serial killings of teenage girls, the fourth of whom meets her demise the night of Moll’s birthday shenanigans. Shrines to the deceased pile up around tree trunks, local television covers each rape-and-murder and an upstanding police officer with eyes for Moll (Trystan Gravelle) is hot on the case. Perhaps it’s not the best time to pair up with sketchy outsider with scars on his face,
proficiency with firearms and, yes, a criminal record. First-time writer director Michael Pearce proves himself an expert pusher of emotional buttons. Though set on the coast of an English archipelago, Beast is classic American noir. As a mystery, Beast keeps its audience guessing until the final moments, and as a psychological character study, it’s a doubly disturbing portrait of a couple feeding each other’s worst pathologies. It culminates in a necessarily grisly climax that, to this haunting movie’s credit, resolves its central question but knows better than to leave the audience satisfied. The unsettling ambivalence of its final moments — an acknowledgment of the beast inside all of us — is hard to forget. — Palm Beach ArtsPaper staff
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Kravis Center, West Palm Beach – April 26 Guests celebrated the opening of the museum’s current exhibitions: ‘Nomadic Murals: Contemporary Tapestries and Carpets’; ‘Lisette Model: Photographs From the Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada’; and ‘Nick Carone: Shadow Dance.’ The first two exhibitions will be on view through Oct. 21, while ‘Nick Carone: Shadow Dance’ runs through July 29. LEFT: (l-r) Gerri and Mitch Rymer, with Jody Grass. Photo provided
Arts Briefs West Palm Beach leaders dedicate mile-long mural
WEST PALM BEACH — The newest mural in town is also the world’s longest, as artist Steed Taylor’s mile-long “road tattoo” was dedicated at a ceremony May 1 at the block along Rosemary Avenue that borders the police station. Attendees included Mayor Jeri Muoio, Art in Public Places’s Sybille Welter, Gopal Rajegowda, senior vice president at Related Companies, and Community Redevelopment Association members. Taylor’s mural includes an homage to local citizens who contributed to the ecological and conservation of South Florida via flowers and plants native to the area. Also at the dedication ceremony was Ricky Aiken of Inner City Innovators Inc., a Florida nonprofit committed to breaking the cycle of youth delinquency and gun violence in the inner cities. The mural will remain on the street until it wears away, a process that may take several years. — Sandra Schulman
Philanthropist Forkas gives $300K to The Symphonia BOCA RATON — The Symphonia Boca Raton will rename its 2018-19 concert series in honor of Boca philanthropist Marleen Forkas, who has donated $300,000 to the 14-year-old orchestra.
“Her gift will help us share world-class orchestral music with new audiences across South Florida,” said Carole Boucard, president of The Symphonia board of directors. Forkas’s gift also will enable the Symphonia to establish its first endowment fund. The Marleen Forkas Connoisseur Concert Series will open Dec. 2 with conductor Gerard Schwarz and Canadian pianist Marika Boumakai at the Roberts Theatre on the campus of St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton. Other concerts are scheduled for Jan. 6, Feb. 3 and March 31.
Kravis hosting first awards for high school musicals
WEST PALM BEACH — The Kravis Center’s first-ever Dream Awards, which honor excellence in high school musical theater, have been scheduled for 7 p.m. June 3. The event will feature student performers from 10 local high schools, in shows including Beauty and the Beast, Bye Bye Birdie, Fiddler on the Roof, Ghost, Hairspray, Kiss Me Kate, Legally Blonde, Oliver! The Musical, Sweet Charity and White Christmas. Two students will be chosen to travel to New York City to take part in a weeklong musical theater intensive, capped by the Jimmy Awards on June 25. Dream Awards tickets are $15. Call 832-7469 or visit kravis.org.
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Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens: 10 am-4 pm. W-Sun. $10, $8 students. 832-5328 or ansg. org. Boca Raton Museum of Art: Through Oct. 21: Nomadic Murals, contemporary tapestries and carpets by artists such as William Kentridge, Kiki Smith and Kara Walker; Lisette Model: Photographs from the Canadian Photography Institute, images by the Viennese-born street photographer best-known for ability to capture human peculiarities. 10 am-5 pm T/Th/F; 10 am-8 pm first W; noon-5 pm Sat & Sun. 3922500, or bocamuseum.org. Cornell Art Museum: Through Sept. 23: Flora, contemporary artworks inspired by springtime and flowers. 10 am-4:30 pm T-Sat; 1-4:30 pm Sun. Suggested donation: $5. 243-7922 or oldschoolsquare.org. Cultural Council of Palm Beach County: Through Aug. 18: Educators and Artists, works by faculty of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Through July 28: The Architectural Photography of Kim Sargent, works by the renowned architectural photographer. Galleries at the council offices in Lake Worth open 10 am-5 pm T-Sat; free admission. 471-2901 or palmbeachculture.com. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens: Through Aug. 10: Seven Types of Humor in Japanese Paintings; works from the 17thcentury Edo period, when the Shogunate’s repressive rule fostered an outpouring of humor. $15, $13 seniors, $9 children and college students. 10 am-5 pm T-Sun. 495-0233 or morikami.org. Norton Museum of Art: Through July 15: William Henry Fox Talbot and the Birth of Photography; Unexpected Narratives, videos by Chris Doyle and the team of Markus Muntean and Adi Rosenblum. Free admission. 832-5196 or norton.org. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale: Through July 8: Frank Stella: Experiment and Change, a comprehensive exhibit of 300 works by the American modernist. $12; 1 am-5 pm T-Sat, 11 am-8 pm first Th, noon-5 pm Sun. 954-5255500 or nsuartmuseum.org.
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Sunday, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1 Mainly Mozart Festival: Ukrainian pianist Marina Radiushina directs this 25th iteration of the Coral Gables festival, this year at the new Kislak Center on the campus of the University of Miami. The Bergonzi Quartet (June 3) performs music by Mozart, Haydn and Brahms; the Delray String Quartet (June 10) is heard in music of Dvorak and Bartok; the violin-andpiano Contrast Duo (June 17) offers solos and
The board, life trustees and standing committee members were honored at the afternoon affair. Sponsor Laurie Silvers welcomed guests and shared news about the arts-education programs. Board Chairman Michael Bracci gave an overview of the expansion project and presented a video showing the enhancements that will begin to take shape this summer. ABOVE: (l-r) Jeff Stoops, Kravis Center CEO Judy Mitchell and Jim Harpel. Photo provided by CAPEHART duets by Mozart, Bizet, Brahms, Saint-Saens, Rachmaninov and Igor Frolov; June 24 brings the Brazilian pianist Ronaldo Rolim in a recital of pieces by Mozart, Liszt, Granados and Debussy; trumpeter Brandon Ridenour teams with Radiushina on July 1 for a program of transcriptions. mainlymozart.com. Opens Tuesday, June 5 Miami Music Festival: Michael Rossi’s Aspenstyle music festival features a piano institute with classes and performances through June 23, an orchestral institute June 27-July 19 with public concerts including one for Independence Day; two opera institutes also get underway (details under Opera). Performances take place at Barry University, the Steinway Gallery in Coral Gables, the Hotel Betsy on South Beach and the New World Center in Miami Beach. miamimusicfestival.com. Sunday, June 10 Gareth Johnson: The Wellington-based violinist is joined by pianist Tao Lin for a concert of music by Ysaye, Beethoven, Bruch and Gnarls Barkley. 3 pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Delray Beach. $20. 278-6003 or stpaulsdelray.org.
DANCE Saturday, June 9-Sunday, June 10 Ballet Flamenco la Rosa: The Miami-based dance company presents a world premiere, Verano y Humo, interpreting the Tennessee Williams classic Summer and Smoke through the medium of contemporary flamenco. 8 pm Saturday and 3 pm Sunday at the Colony Theatre, Miami Beach. Call 800-211-1414 for tickets.
FILM Friday, June 8 Always at the Carlisle: Matthew Miele’s new documentary about the Manhattan hotel, told by the legendary people who have stayed there during its 88-year history. Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton. 549-2600 or livingroomtheaters. com. Friday, June 15 Summer 1993: A 6-year-old girl whose mother has died leaves Barcelona to live in the Spanish countryside with her aunt, uncle and young cousin Anna, where she adjusts to a whole new world. In Catalan, with English subtitles. Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton. 549-2600 or livingroomtheaters.com. Friday, June 21 American Animals: Bart Layton’s 2018 thriller about four young men who decide to steal valuable books from a Kentucky college library. Based on a true story. With Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner and Jared Abrahmson. Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton. 549-2600 or livingroomtheaters.com.
JAZZ Friday, June 8 Ed Calle: The versatile saxophonist and composer appears with his big band in a presentation of pieces from Mamblue, his tribute to the city of Miami. 8 pm, Arts Garage, Delray Beach. Tickets: $30-45. Call 450-6357 or visit artsgarage.org. Friday, June 15 Markus Gottschlich Trio: The Austrian-born jazz pianist is currently director of the Miami Beach Jazz Festival. 8 pm, Arts Garage, Delray Beach. Tickets: $30-45. Call 450-6357 or visit artsgarage.org. Friday, June 22 Manuel Valera Trio: The Cuban-born jazz pianist’s newest release is The Planets. 8 pm, Arts
Garage, Delray Beach. 7 pm. Tickets: $30-45. Call 450-6357 or visit artsgarage.org. Friday, June 29 Zach Bartholomew Quartet: The pianist holds a University of Miami doctorate and has performed in the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. 8 pm, Arts Garage, Delray Beach. 7 pm. Tickets: $30-45. Call 450-6357 or visit artsgarage.org.
OPERA Sunday, June 6 Miami Music Festival: Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and on a double bill, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Gian-Carlo Menotti’s The Medium. For performance dates and times, visit miamimusicfestival.com.
POPULAR MUSIC Sunday, June 3 John Fogerty and ZZ Top: The California songwriter who made Creedence Clearwater Revival a household name in the 1970s tours with the long-bearded Texas bluesmen. $29.50 and up 7 pm, Coral Sky Amphitheatre. livenation.com Friday, June 15 Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: The singer-songwriter whose “Fire Escape” was an alt-rock hit comes to South Florida for an acoustic show. With Allen Stone, Zac Clark and Bob Oxblood. 7 pm, Revolution Live, Fort Lauderdale. $27.50 and up. 954-449-1025 or ticketmaster.com. Friday, June 22 Weezer and the Pixies: The Los Angeles indie icons join forces with Boston’s veteran quartet for an evening of urgent rock. $17 and up. 7:30 pm, Coral Sky Amphitheatre. livenation.com Sunday, June 24 Hall and Oates: The Philadelphia duo bring their hits from the 1980s. With Train. 7 pm, BB&T Center, Sunrise. $45.25 and up. 954-835-7000 Friday, June 29 Thirty Seconds to Mars: Actor Jared Leto’s prog-rock trio is enjoying huge success these days. With Walk the Moon, MisterWives and Joywave. $15 and up. 6 pm, Coral Sky Amphitheatre. livenation.com
THEATER Through Sunday, June 3 Equus: Peter Shaffer’s landmark 1973 play about a psychiatrist who attempts to treat a disturbed young man who has a troubling obsession with horses. With Peter Simon Hilton and Mallory Newbrough. At Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach. 514-4042 or palmbeachdramaworks.org. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Edward Albee’s classic 1962 play about a middle-aged couple’s toxic marriage. $30. 272-1281, ext. 5, or delraybeachplayhouse.org. Through June 10 Avenue Q: The popular Robert Lopez-Jeff Marx musical from 2003, features puppets bringing home a message of cold water for young people with dreams. At the Kravis Center; 832-7469 or kravis.org. Friday, June 22-Saturday, June 23 Sister Act: Alan Menken’s 2009 musical version of the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg vehicle about a singing group hiding out in a convent, as performed by the student conservatory at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. 575-2233 orjupitertheatre.org.
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Concert, rummage sale, discussions and retreat on tap for June
areth Johnson will perform a program of works by Beethoven, Ysaÿe, Bruch and Gnarls Barkley on both acoustic and electric violins with pianist Tao Lin in the June 10 performance of Music at St. Paul’s Church. Johnson is a gifted performer, master instructor and arranger. He earned a bacherlor of arts and a master’s in music performance from the Lynn University Conservatory of Music. The concert begins at 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. Tickets are $20. Admission is free for Johnson ages 18 and younger. For more information, call 278-6003 or visit music. stpaulsdelray.org.
Rummage sale donations wanted at Cason
Cason United Methodist Church is hosting a rummage sale on June 8 to benefit its music ministry. The annual sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon. Donations are being accepted through June 6 at the church. Items needed include clothing and shoes of any kind, accessories, household
Advent Church raises funds to fight human trafficking
Advent Pastor Andy Hagen and Rhythm Nation were part of a $35,000 fundraiser. Photo provided career, and his public speaking items, toys, sporting goods, Center is at 16700 Jog Road, life came later with a series of garage items, lawn and garden, Delray Beach. 30-minute slide presentations electronics (must be working), The meeting is free, but called Mind Odysseys. holiday items and linens. donations are appreciated. Light Kashdan is a member of the All items must be clean or refreshments are served. Email ACLU, the laundered. No large furniture. Jane@Aurorasvoice.org for Bring items the week of the League of more information. sale to the fellowship hall. The Women Spiritual retreat for adults Cason music ministry is always Voters, with physical disabilities welcoming new members for NOW, A spiritual retreat for the handbell and chancel choirs. Planned Cason is at 342 N. Swinton Parenthood, individuals 18 and older who require physical assistance will Ave., Delray Beach. For more Americans be offered June 29 to July 1 at information, call 276-5302. United the Duncan Conference Center, for the Kashdan The God debate 5820 S. Military Trail in Delray Separation The Interfaith Café asks the Beach. of Church and State, and ultimate question in June: God St. Mark’s of Boynton Beach the Freedom From Religion is looking for volunteers who or no God? Foundation, He’s also a board To answer, at least in part, would like to help. You must be member of his HOA, which the group has invited Geoff probably tops them all in terms willing to be fingerprinted and Kashdan to speak at 7 p.m. June of stressful meetings. be available to attend training This is no lecture: Audience 21 at the South County Civic in safety guidelines. participation will be encouraged For information or to Center. Kashdan is a life-long volunteer, contact Paul Paschke and Kashdan won’t be the only learner and teacher. He worked at 392-2476 or paschkepa@ one offering answers. Be ready with children and adults with yahoo.com, or Margarita to brainstorm. The South County Civic disabilities throughout his Castellon at 954-821-6077.
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Sunday - 6/3 - Senior Circle: The Jews of Brazil From the 1500s to Today with Dr. Sandra Lilienthal at Temple Beth El Schaefer Family Campus, 333 SW 4th Ave, Boca Raton. Geared toward Temple members in their mid60s & up. 1 pm. Free. 391-8900; tbeboca.org 6/3 - Coffee with the Pastors at First United Methodist Church Boca Raton, 625 Mizner Blvd. Learn about the church, meet the pastors, review membership expectations. Held quarterly. 3 pm. Free. Register: 395-1244; fumcbocaraton.org Monday - 6/4 - Monday Morning Women’s Bible Study at First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, 33 Gleason St. Every M 10-11:30 am. Free. 276-6338; firstdelray.com 6/4 - Women’s Bible Study at Seacrest Presbyterian Church, 2703 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. Every M 10 am. Free. 276-5633; seacrestchurch.com Tuesday - 6/5 - Lunch and Learn: The Book of Ruth with Rabbi Laurence Kotok and Rabbi Jessica Spitalnic at Temple Beth El, 333 SW 4th Ave, Boca Raton. Bring lunch; drinks provided. Held again 6/12, 19 & 26. Noon-1 pm. Free. 391-8900; tbeboca.org 6/5 - Rector’s Bible Study at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. Every T 10:30 am; Th 7-8:30 pm. Free. 276-4541; stpaulsdelray.org 6/5 - St Mark Bible Study at St Mark Catholic Church, 643 St Mark Pl, Boynton Beach. Every T 7-8 pm. Nominal fee/free-will offering for study guide. Register: 734-9330; stmarkboynton.com Wednesday - 6/6 - St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Bible Study at Panera, 1701 S Federal Hwy, Delray Beach. Read, discuss upcoming lesson & gospel readings. Every W 8-9 am. Free. 276-4541; stpaulsdelray.org 6/6 - Bible Study at First United Methodist Church, 101 N Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Every W 11 am. Free. 732-3435; fumcbb.com 6/6 - Wonderful Wednesdays at First Presbyterian Church, 33 Gleason St, Delray Beach. All ages. Every W 5:45 pm dinner; 6:30 pm program. $7/adult; $5/child; $20/max per
Advent Lutheran Church in Boca Raton Freedom Challenge’s Team Advent hosted a Bourbon and Blues event in March that raised $35,000 to support projects in India and Moldova. Blue is the color of the National Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign, so choosing a blues band was a perfect fit, and the Rhythm Nation blues band didn’t disappoint. Pastor Andy Hagen even joined the band on stage and got thunderous applause from the crowd. The money will be used to double the size of a shelter in India that will house 100 young girls and create an emergency shelter for 50 women. The new complex also will have a health clinic and a skills training center. For more information on human trafficking and what’s being done to stop it, visit thefreedomchallenge.com. Janis Fontaine writes about people of faith, their congregations, causes and community events. Contact her at janisfontaine@ outlook.com.
family. Reservations: 276-6338; firstdelray.com 6/6 - Rector’s Bible Study at St Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 100 NE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton. Every W 6 pm supper (soup & salad, donation requested); 7 pm Bible study (free). 395-8285; stgregorysepiscopal.org Thursday - 6/7 - Women’s Bible Study Group at First United Methodist Church Boca Raton, 625 NE Mizner Blvd. Childcare available upon request. Every Th 9:30 am-noon. Free. 395-1244; fumcbocaraton.org 6/7 - Open House at Islamic Center of Boca Raton, 3480 NW 5th Ave. 1st Th 7-9 pm. Held again 7/5. 395-7221; icbr.org Friday - 6/8 - Women’s Bible Study Group at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 266 NE 2nd St, Boca Raton. Every F 9:15 am. Free. 395-8285; stgregorysepiscopal.org 6/8 - Couples’ Bible Study Group at First United Methodist Church Boca Raton, 625 NE Mizner Blvd. Childcare available upon request. Every F 6-9 pm. Free. 395-1244; fumcbocaraton. org
Wednesday - 6/13 - Jewish Unity Day: Together We Ignite Rescue Rejoice Commemorate Held Learn and Celebrate at Florida Atlantic University Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton. 7 pm. Registration: jewishboca.org/unity Friday - 6/15 - Parents of St. Gregory’s at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 100 NE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton. Potluck dinner, topic discussion (targeted to young parents w/children age 2-13), childcare available. 3rd F 6-8 pm. Free. 395-8285; stgregorysepiscopal.org
Thursday - 6/21 - Interfaith Cafe: God or No God; That Is the Question at South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Rd, Delray Beach. Speaker Geoff Kashdan. 7-9 pm. Free. 330-0245
Friday - 6/29-7/1 AIM: Achieve, Inspire, Motivate: Spiritual Weekend Retreat for Individuals with Physical Disabilities at Duncan Center, 15820 S Military Tr, Delray Beach. $270/person. 954-821-6077; stmarkboynton.com
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Health and Harmony
Kids’ growth among goals of Delray Beach Children’s Garden
omething is growing in the Delray Beach Children’s Garden, and it’s much more than the 50 or so varieties of plants with magical names, the strawberry tree or the peanut butter fruit. Among the clumps of fragrant bushes and knee-high collard greens are small groups of parents talking and nearby, children playing. Often the children have never met before, but somehow in this enclosed and safe space, they are soon fast friends. The mothers are — well, if it were anywhere else, it would be called networking. They are talking about their ideas, work, raising children, starting businesses. Co-founders Jeannie Fernsworth and Shelly Zacks planted the ideas that became this garden. The aptly named Fernsworth is a horticulturist. When someone asks her the name of a plant, she almost reflexively rattles off Latin names and thorough descriptions. Zacks’ expertise is early child development. Their patron saint is author Richard Louv, who wrote the book Last Child in the Woods, coined the term “nature deficit disorder” and advocated “green schoolyards” to stimulate the minds of children. Fernsworth and Zacks brainstormed with local advocates and then, about five years ago, were off and running on a $5,000 grant. What became the Delray Beach Children’s Garden is a plot of land a block west of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, leased to the garden by the church. Behind blue gates, whose posts are topped by well-used garden gloves, the garden emerges gradually, revealing rare and tropical fruit trees that lend a fragrance to the air and offer some surprising taste treats. “Fruit is our candy,” proclaims a hand-painted sign. The garden’s pond has a solar-powered fountain and is stocked with gambusia fish that keep mosquitoes to a minimum by eating the larvae. On a recent Thursday morning, at a regular gettogether, children sat in a circle around Veronica Green for a story. Green, the garden’s nature and science program assistant, has published four children’s books featuring her cartoon avatar, Veggie Vero, a vegan superhero for kids. The self-published Green makes appearances all over South Florida, and her books are available in a variety of paper and electronic formats. A few minutes after story time, Green offered to help a visitor learn self-publishing. Other projects include garden-to-table cooking (and eating) with Chef Adam Potash. The garden has
The garden team includes (l-r) new Director Christina Nicodemou, horticulturist Jeannie Fernsworth, nature and science program assistant Veronica Green and Director Shelly Zacks, who specializes in early childhood development. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star produced a short play for Earth Day and done meatless Mondays, container gardening and worked with children in nearby schools. The garden hosts private birthday parties and other events.
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Lorel Hartley of Margate and Lacey Toro of Davie became friends at the garden. They share interest in handdyeing fabric, home birth and what Hartley calls “free-range children.” As the two sat on a
bench, it took Hartley a minute to scan the garden and find her three kids, then she returned to chatting with Toro. They have visited gardens closer to their homes, but found that they weren’t really designed with children in mind. The Delray Beach Children’s Garden is “worth the ride,” said Toro. The kids make use of the garden in their own ways. One boy decided he was more comfortable sitting on top of a child-size picnic table. A little
girl ran her hands through a bucket of soapy water for making bubbles. It may not look quite like education, but all these kids are learning something. “This age, zero to 7, is essential to their development,” Zacks said. One mother confided to Zacks that her daughter stopped being clingy after a few visits to the garden. “Nature makes you feel safe,” Zacks told her. Not that Fernsworth and
Zacks show any signs of slowing down, but they wanted to have the next generation in place to take over running the garden. They were able to hire Christina Nicodemou, a volunteer, as a director of the garden. Nicodemou, who has experience working with nonprofit organizations, will work with a $100,000 grant the garden received this year from Impact 100 Palm Beach County, a women’s philanthropy group. Spread over two years, the grant will pay the salary of Nicodemou and a weekend assistant, as well as help to grow the garden’s programs. Sharing responsibility with their new director gives Fernsworth and Zacks more freedom to do what they feel they do best — brainstorm new projects. As children played at their knees, Zacks filled Nicodemou’s arms with brochures and magazine articles about a planned mud day. “I had gotten to a place where I was overwhelmed,” said Zacks, recalling the point just before Nicodemou came on board as manager. She sat at the low-slung plank table under the garden’s chickee hut, surrounded by preschoolers coated in sticky papaya juice. “My forte is being here with the children.” For more information, visit www.delraybeach childrensgarden.org.
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Boca Raton hospital reduces choice of partners to two
n a process that began a year ago, Boca Raton Regional Hospital has narrowed its choice of potential strategic partners to Baptist Health South Florida and Cleveland Clinic. “Each of the five health care systems that we selected to explore are impressive organizations that presented exciting and robust proposals,” said Jerry Fedele, president and CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital. “While each brought interesting and innovative ideas to the table, in the final analysis we believe the two chosen presented offerings that were best suited to meet the goals and objectives the board established for the partnership.” Those aims include enhancing Boca Regional’s ability to develop nationally recognized clinical programs, mitigate the challenges of a stand-alone organization in the health care industry, and provide greater access to capital. Boca Raton Regional Hospital has two new reasons to celebrate when it comes to its care for stroke patients. The hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold
the nasal nerve and to reduce its function without actually severing the nerve is a huge advance in the treatment of these disorders,” Brodner says. “ClariFix works by selectively freezing the ‘runny nose nerve.’ The procedure involves no cutting or suturing.” Brodner’s office is at 8794 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach.
In a nod to history, nurses at Boca Raton Regional Hospital wore traditional uniforms and caps during National Nurses Week in May. Photo provided Plus quality achievement award, in recognition for the hospital’s commitment to ensure that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment. To earn the award, the hospital met quality achievement measures that evaluated the proper use of medications and up-todate guidelines for speeding recovery and reducing mortality and disability for stroke patients. The hospital also received the association’s Target Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus award. To qualify, hospitals must meet quality measures developed to reduce the time between the patient’s arrival
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Saturday - 6/2 - Saturdays @ Sanborn: Tai Chi Class presented by Kung Fu & Tai Chi Boca Raton at Sanborn Square, 72 N Federal Hwy. Every Sat 8 am. Free. 393-7703; downtownboca. org 6/2 - Boot Camp for New Dads at Bethesda Memorial Hospital, 2815 S. Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Veteran dads (with their babies) tell how they made it through the first months of parenthood. 9 am-noon. $25. 3692229; bootcampfornewdads.org 6/2 - Saturdays @ Sanborn: Yoga Class at Sanborn Square, 72 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton. Every Sat 8:45 am registration; 9 am class. Free. 393-7703; downtownboca.org 6/2– Adult Aerobics at Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Ave. T/Th 6-7 pm; M/W/Sat 9-10 am. Monthly pass $74-$90/ resident, $80-$98/non-resident; unlimited classes $110/resident, $120/non-resident. 7342306; mydelraybeach.com 6/2 - Yoga Class at Train Depot, 747 S Dixie Hwy, Boca Raton. M-Sat 9:30-11 am. 5 classes $75/resident, $94/non-resident; 10 classes $130/resident, $162.50/non-resident; 20 classes $240/resident, $300/non-resident. 477-8727; myboca.us 6/2 - Kemetic Yoga at Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 NE 5th Ave, Delray Beach. Calming, therapeutic yoga using ancient Kemetic postures/teachings. Bring yoga mat, water; wear comfortable clothing. Every Sat 9:30-11 am. $10/person. 279-8883; spadymuseum.com 6/2 - Tai Chi/Chi Kung/Meditation Class at Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Ave. Every Sat intermediate 9:30-10:30 am; beginner 10:45-11:45 am. Per class $15/resident; $17/ non-resident. 243-7250; mydelraybeach.com 6/2 - Judo Class at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. Warm-up exercises, instruction, practice, tournament training. W 6:30-8 pm mixed ages & ranks, 8-9 pm advanced; Sat 10 am-noon all groups. Per month $21.50/resident; $27/non-resident. 3937807; myboca.us 6/2 - Yoga at the Beach at Red Reef Park West (Intracoastal side), 1400 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. Register/get parking pass at Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. Classes held on grass overlooking the Intracoastal. No cash accepted on-site. 1st & 3rd Sat 10 am. $10/ class; 60-day membership (unlimited classes) $65/resident, $81.25/non-resident. 393-7807; myboca.us 6/2 - Capoeira Fitness at Sanborn Square, 72 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton. Age 12 & up. Every Sat 10:30 am. Free. 393-7703; downtownboca. org 6/2 - Zumba Class at South Beach Park Pavilion, 400 N State Rd A1A, Boca Raton. Every Sat 10:30 am. Free. 393-7703; downtownboca. org 6/2 - Chair Yoga at Unity of Delray Beach Fellowship Hall, 101 NW 22nd St. Every Sat 1 pm. Free. 276-5796; unityofdelraybeach.org 6/2 - Parent Training Workshop: Your Dependent with Special Needs - Making Their Future More Secure at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Presented by Douglas Vogel, MassMutual Special Care, Special Care Planner. 3-4 pm. Free. Registration required. 347-3900; sugarsandpark.org 6/2 - CA (Cocaine Anonymous) at Unity of Delray Beach Fellowship Hall, 101 NW 22nd St. Every Sat 6 pm. Free. 276-5796; unityofdelraybeach.org 6/2-3 - Yoga Class at South Palm Beach Town Hall Chambers, 3577 S Ocean Blvd. Every Sat/Sun 9:30 am. $5/class. 588-8889; southpalmbeach.com
Sunday - 6/3 - CODA (Codependents Anonymous) at Unity of Delray Beach Fellowship Hall, 101 NW 22nd St. Every Sun 6 pm. Free. 276-5796; unityofdelraybeach.org 6/3 - Yoga at the Beach at Red Reef Park East, 1400 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. Register/ get parking pass at Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. No cash accepted on-site. W/ Sun 6:30 pm. $10/class; 60-day membership (unlimited classes) $65/resident, $81.25/nonresident. 393-7807; myboca.us Monday - 6/4 - Fitness on the Beach at Delray Beach at Lifeguard stand North I across from the Marriott, 10 N Ocean Blvd. Bring a towel, plenty of water, a can-do attitude. Age 18+. M/W/F 7:30-8:30 am. $10/class. 502-5230284; mydelraybeach.com 6/4 - Circuit Training at Sugar Sand Park Field House, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Workout targets multiple muscle groups to build lean muscles. M/T/Th 8:30-9:20 am or 9:30-10:20 am. 1 class $12-$15; 4 classes $40-$50; 8 classes $70-$88; 12 classes $100-$125, 15 classes $125-
Donors who contributed to the hospital’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit were invited to take a sneak peek of the new unit. Donations from the past three years raised more than $1 million to make the renovation possible. A special gift from Yvonne Boice was unveiled at the event: a painting by Haitian artist Joel Gauthier featuring giraffes that match the theme of the NICU. ABOVE: (l-r) Vicky Crawford, Boice, Barbara James, vice president and executive director of Bethesda Hospital Foundation, and Roger Kirk, hospital president and CEO. Photo provided by Downtown Photo $156. 306-6985; email@example.com 6/4 - Adult Jazzercise Lo at Boynton Beach Civic Center, 128 E Ocean Ave. Workout targets 3 major muscle groups: upper body, abs, legs. M/T/F 9-10 am. 12 months $39/month; 6 months $49/month; $25 membership fee. 4001268; firstname.lastname@example.org 6/4 - Yoga Class at First United Methodist Church Boca Raton, 625 NE Mizner Blvd. Every M 9:30 am. Free. 395-1244; fumcbocaraton.org 6/4 - Get Fit Mom’s Boot Camp at Sugar Sand Park Field House, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Circuit-based workout incorporates cardio exercises, strength training, running drills, body weight resistance training, agility drills, core strengthening. M/T/Th 9:30-10:20 am. 4 classes $40-$50; 8 classes $70-$88; 12 classes $100-$125, 15 classes $125-$156. 306-6985; email@example.com 6/4 - Yoga Class for Seniors at First United Methodist Church Boca Raton, 625 NE Mizner Blvd. Every M 10 am. Free. 395-1244; fumcbocaraton.org 6/4 - Exercise Class at First United Methodist Church Boca Raton, 625 NE Mizner Blvd. Every M 5:30 pm. Free. 395-1244; fumcbocaraton.org 6/4 - Yoga at the Library with Jenny Broomell at Delray Beach Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Every M 6 pm. Free. 266-0194; delraylibrary.org 6/4 - Basics of Baby Care at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Education Center, 800 Meadows Rd. Basics of caring for your newborn, taught by a registered nurse. 6-8 pm. $40/ couple. Registration: 955-4468; brrh.com 6/4 - Adult Belly Dance Fitness Class at Boynton Beach Civic Center, 128 E Ocean Ave. Every M 6:30-7:30 pm. Per class $10/resident; $13/non-resident. 742-6240; boynton-beach. org 6/4 - Yoga Class at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. Every M 6:30-8 pm. 5 classes $75/resident, $94/non-resident; 10 classes $130/resident, $162.50/non-resident; 20 classes $240/resident, $300/non-resident. 477-8727; myboca.us 6/4 - Boca Raton Multiple Myeloma Support Group at Rutherford Community Center, 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Interact with fellow myeloma patients, their family members, friends. Learn new aspects of treatment/management of myeloma. 1st M 6:30-8 pm. Free. 901-5938; 637-4682; myeloma.org 6/4 - Friends & Family of LGBTQ+ Support Group at Faulk Center for Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Rd, Boca Raton. Every M 6:30-8 pm. $5/session. 483-5300; faulkcenterforcounseling.org 6/4 - Men’s Issues Support Group at Faulk Center for Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Rd, Boca Raton. Every M 6:30-8 pm. $5/session. 483-
5300; faulkcenterforcounseling.org Tuesday - 6/5 - Women’s Issues Support Group at Faulk Center for Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Rd, Boca Raton. Every T 10-11:30 am. $5/session. 483-5300; faulkcenterforcounseling.org 6/5 - Yoga with Cara at Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave. Slow, intuitive vinyasa flow class. Every T 10-11 am. $15/class; $60/5 classes. 586-6410; lakeworthplayhouse.org 6/5 - Big & Loud: Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Program at Bethesda Heart Hospital 3rd Floor Conference Room, 2815 S Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Held again 6/19. 10:3011:30 am. Free. 292-4950; RLatino@BHInc.org 6/5 – Breastfeeding Support Group at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Dawson Theater, 800 Meadows Rd. Every T noon-1:30 pm. Free. 955-5415; brrh.com 6/5 - Modern Line Dance Class at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Enhance quality of life through modern music, dance. Age 50 & up. Every T 1:30-2:30 pm. Per class: $5/resident; $6/non-resident. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 6/5 - Zumba Gold at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Age 18 & up. Th/F 9:3010:30 am, T 3-4 pm. Per class $5/resident; $6/ nonresident. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 6/5 - Tai Chi Class at Rutherford Community Center, 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Moving meditation for focus, concentration, release of stress, attention skills. Every T Beginners 5:30-6:30 pm; Intermediate 6-7 pm; Advanced 6:30-7:30 pm. 8 classes $48/resident, $60/ non-resident; 12 classes $66/resident, $82/ non-resident. 393-7807; myboca.us 6/5 - Al-Anon 12-Step Study at Unity of Delray Beach Fellowship Hall, 101 NW 22nd St. Every T 7 pm. Free. 276-5796; unityofdelraybeach.org Wednesday - 6/6 - Tai Chi Class at South Palm Beach Town Hall, 3577 S Ocean Blvd. Every W 9-10 am. $5/class. 588-8889; southpalmbeach.com 6/6 - Yoga at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Age 18 & up. Every W 9-10:30 am. Per class $10/resident; $11/nonresident. 2437350; mydelraybeach.com 6/6 - Al-Anon for Family and Friends at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3510 S Ocean Blvd, Highland Beach. Every W 10:30 am. Free. 2781280; stlucychurch.net 6/6 - First Wednesdays: Suicide by Christine Pho, M.S. & Dorissa Hickey, M.S. at Faulk Center for Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Rd, Boca Raton. 11 am-noon. Free. 483-5300; faulkcenterforcounseling.org 6/6 - Moving Forward for Widows & Widowers: Support and Discussion Group at Faulk Center for Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Rd, Boca Raton. Every W 1-2:30 pm. $5/session.
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Health Calendar AT13 483-5300; faulkcenterforcounseling.org 6/6 - AA Big Book Study at Unity of Delray Beach Fellowship Hall, 101 NW 22nd St. Every W 5:30 pm. Free. 276-5796; unityofdelraybeach. org 6/6 - Zumba at Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd St, Delray Beach. Adults. Every W 6-7 pm. Daily rate $5/resident; $6/non-resident. 243-7356; mydelraybeach.com 6/6 - Divorced and Separated Support Group at Faulk Center for Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Rd, Boca Raton. Every W 6-7:30 pm. $5/session. 483-5300; faulkcenterforcounseling.org 6/6 - Family and Friends at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Education Center, 800 Meadows Rd. Basics of infant, child and adult CPR, relief of choking, child and infant oneperson CPR. Includes course book, completion certification. Held again 6/13, 20 & 6/30 (9-11 am). 6-8 pm. $25. Registration: 955-4468; brrh. com 6/6 - Tai Chi Class at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. Moving meditation for focus, concentration, release of stress, attention skills. Every W Beginners 6:10-7:10 pm; Intermediate 7:10-8:10 pm. 8 classes $48/ resident, $60/non-resident; 12 classes $66/ resident, $82/non-resident. 393-7807; myboca. us 6/6 - Food Addicts Anonymous at The Crossroads Club, 1700 Lake Ida Rd, Delray Beach. Every W 7 pm. Free. 680-0724; foodaddictsanonymous.org 6/6 - AA Meeting at Unity of Delray Beach Fellowship Hall, 101 NW 22nd St. Every W. LGBTQ 7:30 pm; Men’s meeting 8 pm. Free. 276-5796; unityofdelraybeach.org 6/6-7 - Soulcore at St Mark Catholic Church, 643 St Mark Pl, Boynton Beach. Bring floor mat/optional hand weights. Every W 4:305:30 pm. Free/donations accepted. 707-5616; stmarkboynton.com Thursday - 6/7 - Chair Yoga Class at South Palm Beach Town Hall, 3577 S Ocean Blvd. Every Th 2:30 pm. $5/class. 588-8889; southpalmbeach.com 6/7- Yin Yoga Class at South Palm Beach Town Hall, 3577 S Ocean Blvd. Every Th 4 pm. $5/class. 588-8889; southpalmbeach.com 6/7 - Yoga Class at First United Methodist Church Boca Raton, 625 NE Mizner Blvd. Every Th 6:30 pm. Free. 395-1244; fumcbocaraton.org Friday - 6/8 - Buggy Stroll Program at Catherine Strong Park, 1500 SW 6th St, Delray Beach. Mothers get exercise alongside their toddlers. Every F 9-10 am. Free. 243-7000 x5251; mydelraybeach.com 6/8 - Zumba Gold Class at South Palm Beach Town Hall, 3577 S Ocean Blvd. Every F 10 am. $5/class. 588-8889; southpalmbeach.com 6/8 - LGBTQ Support Group at Faulk Center for Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Rd, Boca Raton. Joint program w/Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services. Age 18+. Every F noon-1:15 pm. Registration: 483-5300; faulkcenterforcounseling.org 6/8 – Breastfeeding Support Group at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Dawson Theater, 800 Meadows Rd. Every F 1-3:30 pm. Free. 9555415; brrh.com 6/8 - Open AA Meeting at Unity of Delray Beach Fellowship Hall, 101 NW 22nd St. Every F 7:30 pm. Free. 276-5796; unityofdelraybeach. org
Saturday - 6/9 - One Day Childbirth Preparation Class at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Education Center, 800 Meadows Rd. Program prepares couples for the birth of their first child by discussing birthing options, practicing birthing skills. 9 am-4 pm. $125/ couple. Registration: 955-4468; brrh.com 6/9 - Super Siblings Class at Bethesda Heart Hospital, 2815 S Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Learn about their new role, the new baby joining their family. Decorate a onesie for new little brother or sister, celebrate with a birthday cupcake. Age 2-6; must be accompanied by parent. 10-11:30 am. $10/parent & child; additional siblings $5/each. Payment due before class date. 369-2229; publicrelations@ bhinc.org 6/9 - Safe Baby: Prepare, Prevent & Respond Prenatal Class at Bethesda Memorial Hospital Parent Education Resource Center, 2815 S Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Increase awareness of safe practices, what to do in the event of an emergency. 2-3:30 pm. $10/ couple. Payment due before class date. 3692229; publicrelations@BHInc.org
Sunday - 6/10 - Childbirth Express: A Day Full of Fun & Learning at Bethesda Memorial Hospital Parent Education Resource Center, 2815 S Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. 10 am-5 pm. $50/couple. Payment due before class date. 369-2229; publicrelations@BHInc.org Monday - 6/11 - Surgical Weight Loss: The Next Step to a Healthier You at Bethesda Heart Hospital Clayton Conference Center, 2815 S Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. 2nd M 5:30 pm. Free. 853-1600; firstname.lastname@example.org 6/11 - Baby Care Basics: Newborn Care and Comfort at Bethesda Memorial Hospital Parent Education Resource Center, 2815 S Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Diapering, feeding, bathing, soothing baby. 6-8:30 pm. $10/couple. Payment due before class date. 369-2229; publicrelations@BHInc.org Tuesday - 6/12 - Breastfeeding: Health Benefits for Mom and Baby at Bethesda Heart Hospital, 2815 S Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Certified lactation consultant teaches expectant parents about benefits of breastfeeding. 6-8:30 pm. Free. 369-2229; email@example.com
Thursday - 6/21 - Project C4OPE (Connect for Overdose Prevention & Education): A Forum Series for Families in the Opioid Crisis at Guardian Recovery Network, 3333 S Congress Ave, #402, Delray Beach. Every 3rd Th through 9/20. 6:30-8 pm. Free. Reservations: 268-2355; hanleyfoundation.org/projectc4ope/
Monday - 7/2 - Zumba Class at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd, Boca Raton. Every M through 9/10. 7:30-8:30 pm. $50/10-weeks. 393-7807; myboca.us Wednesday - 7/4 - First Wednesdays: Mental Health Care Needs and Interventions for Refugees by Brianna Blanchard, M.S. at Faulk Center for Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Rd, Boca Raton. 11 am-noon. Free. 483-5300; faulkcenterforcounseling.org
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A giant win for goliath groupers (and fans) as FWC upholds ban
fter hearing pleas from South Florida scuba divers and divecharter operators, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission scrapped a proposal to allow anglers to keep a limited number of goliath groupers — a large, slow-growing fish that has been protected from harvest since 1990. During their April 26 meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FWC commissioners decided not to pursue a rule that would have allowed the statewide harvest of 100 goliath groupers annually. Instead, they directed the agency’s scientists to continue research on goliath groupers and to “develop a road map for future conservation efforts.” After holding 16 workshops around the state last year, the FWC gathered more than 5,000 comments on the possibility of a limited goliath grouper harvest. The sentiment at the April FWC meeting was clearly progrouper, with many divers in the crowd wearing “Save the Goliath Grouper” T-shirts and dive operators touting the economic value of the big fish, which often linger around artificial reefs during the summer spawning season. Charter operators said goliath groupers attract divers from around the world to South Florida during the relatively slow summer tourist season. “There are very few countries that have giant animals like this that will swim right up to you,” said Jim Abernethy, a veteran Palm Beach County dive charter operator. “These types of wildlife interactions are world-class.” Abernethy showed photographs of one of his favorite goliath groupers, nicknamed Shadow, who he said moves with the group on drift dives. Another goliath grouper, named Wilbur, can be found on the MV Castor wreck off Boynton Beach. Wilbur has become so popular with divers that he has his own Facebook page.
Scuba divers and dive charter operators turned out in force at the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission’s April 26 meeting in Fort Lauderdale to oppose a proposal that would have allowed a limited harvest of goliath groupers. FWC commissioners scrapped the idea, leaving the groupers' protected status intact. Willie Howard/The Coastal Star But the FWC says there are still many unknowns about the large groupers, meaning more research is needed. Ed Tichenor, director of Palm Beach County Reef Rescue, told commissioners that allowing goliath groupers to be harvested, even in limited numbers, would be a “statesanctioned animal sacrifice.”
FWC increases minimum size for tripletail
Goliath groupers often stay around wrecks such as the artificial reefs off Boynton Beach where scuba divers find them. The long-lived groupers have been protected from harvest since 1990. Photo provided by Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission justify the proposed harvest. CCA/Florida, the recreational fishing organization, disagreed, arguing that removing 100 groupers annually from Florida
Some divers at the April FWC meeting said the state’s population of goliath groupers — overharvested by anglers and spearfishers during the 1980s — has not recovered enough to
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waters would not harm the goliath grouper population. The FWC staff and others noted that anglers might not eat goliath groupers even if they harvested them, because the flesh of larger groupers contains high levels of mercury. If a limited harvest of the groupers were allowed, the FWC noted, the agency would have to work with the Florida Department of Health to develop consumption advisories. “Why are we even considering a fishery?” said Chris Koenig, a retired Florida State University researcher who spent 20 years studying goliath groupers. “We already have a catch-and-release fishery.” The goliath grouper, Epinephelus itajara, is known to live at least 37 years and can grow up to 8 feet in length and 800 pounds. It reaches sexual maturity at 3 to 6 years of age.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission voted April 26 to increase the minimum size for tripletail by 3 inches, to 18 inches in total length. The new minimum size takes effect July 1. Commissioners also reduced the daily bag limit for sheepshead to eight fish per person, a reduction of seven.
Full Moon Wahoo Tournament starts June 30
The West Palm Beach Fishing Club will host its Full Moon Wahoo Tournament Series again this summer with three wahoo-fishing events scheduled around the full moons of June, July and August. Fishing dates are June 30, July 28 and Aug. 25. The kickoff party begins at 6 p.m. June 28 at Twisted Trunk Brewery in Palm Beach Gardens. Cash and merchandise prizes will be awarded. The entry fee is $60 per team for each full-moon tournament or $150 for all three. Each fishing team must include at least one West Palm Beach Fishing Club member. Call 309-1397 or visit www. westpalmbeachfishingclub.org.
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Paddlers headed to Lake Worth Beach from Bimini
Paddle boarders and kayakers will take to the water early on the morning of June 16 in Bimini for a human-powered trip to Lake Worth Beach as part of the Crossing for a Cure (www. crossingforacure.com). Travis Suit, whose daughter, Piper, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, started the event in 2013. Suit wanted to raise awareness about people living with the disease. Participants in this year’s crossing are asked to raise at least $1,000 each for the Piper’s Angels Foundation (www.pipersangels.org). Their journey is scheduled to begin at 1 a.m. in Bimini. Paddlers are scheduled to arrive on the north side of the Lake Worth pier between 4 and 7 p.m.
Lantana Fishing Derby canceled due to weather
The Lantana Fishing Derby was canceled because of strong winds on May 5. The National Weather Service issued a small craft advisory that morning, and conditions at Boynton Inlet were dangerous for boaters, said David Arm, tournament chairman and president of the Greater Lantana Chamber of Commerce. “The safety of our anglers is our primary concern,” Arm said. A land-based Kids Derby for boys and girls was held from the platform under the Ocean Avenue Bridge on May 5, with volunteers from the Lantana chamber and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office assisting. Prize money was awarded by random drawing during the May 6 awards party at the Lantana Recreation Center.
Lagoon fishing tournament helps researchers
The Lake Worth Lagoon Fishing Challenge began May 25 and continues through July 8. The free fishing tournament, open to anglers ages 5 and older, offers the chance to win prizes. Fish can be kept if they are of legal size and in season, or may be photographed, measured and released. The tournament helps scientists gather data about fish in the 20-mile-long estuary, which stretches from Ocean Ridge to North Palm Beach. For details, go to www.LWLI. org/FishingChallenge.
June 2: Palm Beach County KDW Classic tournament for kingfish, dolphin and wahoo based at Riviera Beach Marina. Captain’s meeting and final registration 6 p.m. June 1 at Riviera Beach Marina, 200 E. 13th St. Entry fee $300 per boat after May 18. Call 832-6780 or go to www.kdwclassic.com. June 5: Boynton Beach Fishing Club meets, 7 p.m. in the clubhouse building next to the boat ramps, Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park, 2010 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. Call 436-4690 or visit www.bifc.org. June 9: Sail Inn KDW Charity Fishing Tournament for kingfish, dolphin and wahoo. Benefits Hospice of Palm Beach County. Captain’s meeting June 7 at Sail Inn Tavern in Delray Beach. Weigh-in at Palm Beach Yacht Center in Hypoluxo. Entry fee $250 per boat after May 4. Call 703-1907. June 9: Basic boating safety class offered by Coast Guard Auxiliary, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in headquarters building at Spanish River Park, 3939 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. Fee $35. Register at the door. Bring lunch. Call 391-3600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. June 23: Basic boating safety class offered by Coast Guard Auxiliary, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in building next to boat ramps, Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park, 2010 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. Fee $25. Register at the door. Call 7047440.
Tip of the month
Want to take your family to the Bahamas by boat this summer but aren’t confident about crossing to the islands alone? Try joining a group of boaters as part of a “fling” led by the Bahamas Tourist Office. The boating groups leave Bahia Mar Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale on Thursdays and return Sundays on selected dates. The first fling is scheduled for June 21-24. The minimum boat size is 22 feet. The nonrefundable registration fee is $75. For details, call the Bahamas Tourist Office at 800- 327-7678 or visit www. bahamas.com and click on boating. Willie Howard is a freelance writer and licensed boat captain. Reach him at tiowillie@ bellsouth.net.
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Outdoor Calendar Note: Events are current as of 5/25. Please check with organizers for any changes.
Saturday - 6/2 - Boardwalk Tours at Green Cay Nature Center, 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach. Docent-guided tour of wetlands. All ages. Times vary, call for details. Free. 966-7000; pbcnature.com 6/2 - Sand Sifters Beach Clean Up at Oceanfront Park, 6415 N Ocean Blvd, Ocean Ridge. Meet at pavilion in lower parking lot. Held again 7/7. 8-10:15 am. Free. jefflev02@ gmail.com 6/2 - 4th Annual Dive Against Debris registration at Wet Pleasures Dive Outfitters, 868 SE Coast Ave, Lantana. Underwater dive cleanup at Lake Worth Pier. Dive master & reef cleanup specialist on hand to teach participants how to clean the pylons. For certified divers. 9 am-2 pm. 547-4343; lakeworth.org/events 6/2 - Tram Tours of the Marsh at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, 10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach. M/W/Th 1-2:30 pm; M/W/Th/Sat 10-11:30 am. $5/automobile; $1/pedestrian. Reservations: 733-0192; loxahatcheefriends.com/events/events.shtml 6/2 - Don’t Stop Living: Cane & Hector at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. Meet loggerhead sea turtle Cane, the newest resident in the Mangrove Aquarium, and Hector Picard, local motivational speaker. Learn what they have in common, how they have both overcome obstacles with perseverance. All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. 10-11 am. Free. 5448605; gumbolimbo.org 6/2 - Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feedings at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Daily 12:30 pm. Free. 544-8605; gumbolimbo.org 6/2 - Sea Turtle Talk at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Daily 2 pm. Free. 544-8605; gumbolimbo.org
Tuesday - 6/5 - Boynton Beach Fishing Club at Harvey E. Oyer, Jr. Park, 2010 N Federal Hwy. Join other fishermen, discuss hot topics, learn new tricks of the trade. 1st T 7-9 pm. Free. 703-5638; bifc.org 6/5-6 - Guided Nature Walk at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd,
Boca Raton. 1/4-mile natural trail winds through the butterfly garden, coastal hammock, mangroves, to a sandy beach by the Intracoastal. All ages; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. T/W 11 am-noon. Free. 544-8615; gumbolimbo.org Friday - 6/8 - Family Birding Adventure at Green Cay Nature Center, 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach. Age 7+. 10 am. $3. Reservations: 966-7000; pbcnature.com 6/8 - World Oceans Day at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. Held again Noon-4 pm 6/10. 9 am-4 pm. Free. 544-8605; gumbolimbo.org Saturday - 6/9 - Birds & Breakfast at Green Cay Nature Center, 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach. Coffee, refreshments, 1-hour walking tour w/a naturalist. Age 9+. 9 am. $3. Reservations: 966-7000; pbcnature.com 6/9 - Geocaching By Bike at Daggerwing Nature Center, 11200 Park Access Rd., Boca Raton. Bring your bike, get outside, participate in the worldwide scavenger hunt called geocaching. Learn how to use a GPS handheld unit or bring smartphone w/free Geocaching Intro app installed. Age 8+. 10:30 am. $5. Reservations: 629-8760; pbcnature.com 6/9 - Seining the Lagoon at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. Explore grasses and flats of the Intracoastal Waterway behind Gumbo Limbo. Hand-held dip nets and large seine nets allow participants to catch and release a variety of fish, shrimp, crabs, marine life. Wear clothes that can get wet. No flip-flops or sandals. Old Sneakers or water shoes only. Age 10 to adult; children must be accompanied by an adult. Held again 6/23 & 11:30am-1 pm 7/7. 1-2:30 pm. $7/member; $10/non-member. Reservations/pre-payment: 544-8615; gumbolimbo.org
Sunday - 6/10 - Intracoastal Adventures: Stand Up Paddleboarding at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. Age 12-adult; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 9-11 am. $20/member; $30/non-member. 544-8615; gumbolimbo.org Wednesday - 6/13 - Lantana Beach Cleanup at 100 N Ocean Blvd. Gloves/ bags provided. 2nd W 9-10 am. 585-8664; firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday - 6/16 - Butterfly Life Cycle
Project Planting Day at Leon M. Weekes Environmental Preserve, 2800 Albatross Rd, Delray Beach. Help plant a variety of plants to provide a balanced source of nutrition for caterpillars and butterflies. 10 am-1 pm. Free. 243-7358; email@example.com 6/16 - Intracoastal Adventures: Canoeing at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. Short talks about South Florida’s unique animals/ecosystems. Age 6-adult; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 11:30 am-1:30 pm. $15/member; $22/non-member. 544-8605; gumbolimbo.org
Sunday - 6/17 - Intracoastal Adventures: Kayaking at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. Age 6-adult; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 9-11 am. $20/member; $30/non-member. 5448605; gumbolimbo.org Wednesday - 6/20 - Beach Treasures at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. Learn about seashells, the animals that make them. Caravan to Red Reef Park, 1400 N State Rd A1A, to search for ocean treasures. All ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. 9-10:30 am. Free. Reservations: 544-8615; gumbolimbo.org Saturday - 6/23 - Naturalist Program: Radical Reptiles at Daggerwing Nature Center, 11435 Park Access Rd, Boca Raton. Learn the difference between an insect and a spider, plus appearances from Daggerwing’s resident animal ambassadors. Age 5+. 10:30 am. $3. Reservations: 629-8760; pbcnature.com
Wednesday - 6/27 - West Palm Beach Fishing Club at 201 5th St. George Poveromo & Capt. Bouncer Smith: Taking Your Boat to the Bahamas and How to Catch Fish When You Get There. 7 pm. Free. 832-6780; westpalmbeachfishingclub.org Thursday - 6/28 - The Night Stalkers at Green Cay Nature Center, 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach. Join a Naturalist on a boardwalk tour looking at nature from the point of view of its nocturnal residents. Age 9+. 8 pm. $5/person. RSVP required: 966-7000; pbcnature.com Saturday - 6/30 - Sea Angels Beach Cleanup at Ocean Inlet Park, 6990 N Ocean Blvd, Ocean Ridge. Last Sat 8-10:30 am. 3695501; seaangels.org
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Boca High valedictorian plans to mix technology and corporate law By Janis Fontaine
Boca Raton High School senior John “Jack” Chapman has an impressive résumé: student body president, covaledictorian, multiple-sport varsity athlete. But the thing that proved his biggest challenge? Putting on a Speedo to join the Boca High water polo team. The standout athlete played center on the football team in the fall and wrestled in the spring, but he lost interest in wrestling when his favorite coach left. His best friends played water polo and they wanted him to join. “It’s a very relaxed Chapman program and everyone is really friendly,” he said. Never one to back down from a challenge, he put up with the teasing from the football team about his suit. “That was not the ideal attire,” Chapman laughed.
Academically, though, Chapman is confident, with good reason. He is a U.S. Presidential Scholars candidate and National Advanced Placement Scholar. He threw his hat into the ring at the nation’s best universities but says, “I never really definitely decided my top school. I thought, ‘No matter what, I should be happy.’ ” Chapman, 18, was accepted into the honors programs at Florida and Virginia, as well as the University of California, Irvine, and the University of Wyoming. So, he had plenty of options. But when he was accepted to Stanford, it felt right. The acceptance rate for the class of 2022 is 4.3 percent. In 2018, Stanford offered admission to just 2,040 of the 47,450 students who applied. So the scholar is bound for the Silicon Valley, an area that fits into his big-picture plan: Ultimately, Chapman intends to go to law school, and he’s leaning toward corporate law, with a special interest in tech companies. To lay the groundwork, he plans to minor in computer science. This won’t be his first foray in the Stanford pond. He took Mandarin
Chinese at Stanford the summer between his sophomore and junior years, a really tough class but worth the effort, he said. Then more recently, Stanford called again, with the football team asking if the Florida All-Star wanted to walk on to the special teams squad. Chapman said yes, so he’ll incorporate the team’s eating plan and workout schedule to get football-ready while he’s holding down a prestigious internship in trade relations with the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., this summer. Participating in sports has made Chapman, who excels individually, into a strong team player. And he’s not afraid to try new things or to fail. “I definitely try to step out of my comfort zone, to try things that I’m not great at, like water polo. I want to improve myself,” he said. For his community service, Chapman coached Pop Warner football, organized Boca High’s dance marathon to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and led a supply drive for Florida Keys victims of Hurricane Irma. He says his strong suit is his genuine curiosity. “I’m interested in a lot of things, and I like to be productive. I
have two younger brothers and I like mentoring,” he said. He stays on top of things, sometimes using a schedule, sometimes just to-do lists. Prioritizing is key, he said, but so is seeing the big picture. “You have to be observant of all the parts, and how they all fit together. I had a math teacher who taught me to find the thing that ties everything together,” he said. As president of the 3,300-member student body at Boca High, Chapman spent the last few months in discussions about plans to improve security. After Parkland, everyone was on alert. “Safety is something we’ve always prioritized, and we’ve been proactive,” he said. The school advisory board recently approved new metal detectors, Chapman said. On May 19 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, John “Jack” Chapman, the eldest son of Ann and Frank, graduated with 895 other students, all ready to start new chapters of their lives. Most would agree with Chapman: “I’m looking forward to more independence.” Ú
Tots & Teens Calendar Note: Events are current as of 5/25. Please check with organizers for any changes.
School recognition Unity School, Delray Beach — April 30
Saturday - 6/2 - Sensory Saturdays: Special Exploration Hours at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Tr N, West Palm Beach. For families affected by autism spectrum disorder. Experience exhibits without heavy crowds; softened general lighting, decreased noise level, visual stimulation on interactive exhibits wherever possible. 1st Sat 8-10 am. $8.50/adult; $7.50/senior; $6.50/ child 3-12; free/child under 3. 832-1988; sfsciencecenter.org 6/2 - Sensory Saturday at Children’s Science Explorium, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Explore the museum in a sensory modified setting with sound/light adjustments. 1st Sat 9-10 am. Free. 347-3912; scienceexplorium.org 6/2 - Call for Entries: 7th Annual Kids’ Spooky Film Festival at Sugar Sand Park Community Center, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Young filmmakers invited to submit a short “scary” film. Deadline for entry 9/28. Age 12-17. $5/film. Entry forms online: 347-3900; sugarsandpark.org/spooky-film-festival 6/2 - Diaper League Sports at Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd St, Delray Beach. Fundamentals of various sports w/guidance of recreation staff (T-ball, football, basketball, soccer). Mandatory parent participation. Age 3-5. Every M/Th 6-7 pm & Sat 9-10 am. $20/8 week session. 2437356; mydelraybeach.com 6/2 - 1st Annual RAINBOWpalooza Children’s Festival at Meyer Amphitheater, 105 Evernia St, West Palm Beach. Rhythm & Hues, music, dancing, bounce houses, games. Raffles, some activities have a fee to participate to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. All ages. 2-7 pm. Free. 216-1027; wpb.org 6/2 - Registration for Diamonds & Pearls Dance Team at Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd St, Delray Beach. Community dance team program prides itself on passion, dedication, excellence, respect; participates in local and collegiate homecoming parades, statewide special events. Middle/high school/college students. Registration Jun-Jul. Season Aug-May. T/Th 6-8 pm; Sat 9 am-1 pm. Yearly $30/resident; $40/ non-resident. 243-7356; mydelraybeach.com 6/2 - Tiny Toes Ballet/Tap Class at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd #73, Boca Raton. Age 3-7. Every Sat 9:30-10 am. $10. 394-2626; showtimeboca.com 6/2 - smART: Clay Creations at Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. Studio workshops for families/intergenerational groups focus on artistic family fun to learn, create, enjoy the visual arts. 10-11 am. $5/ family; free/member. Reservations: 392-2500 x106; bocamuseum.org 6/2 - Little Wonders at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. Hike, crafts, stories. Age 3-4. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Held again 7/7.
Teachers and middle school students received a plaque from the Susan J. Komen Race for the Cure to recognize their work as the largest middle school group to participate in the annual race. This is the 15th year the middle school's Builder's Club has participated. Photo provided 10-11 am. $5/member; $8/non-member. Reservations: 544-8615; gumbolimbo.org 6/2 - Drop-In Story Time at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Music, stories, fingerplays, action songs. Children all ages accompanied by an adult. Every Sat 10-10:30 am. Free. 393-7968; myboca.us/957/Library 6/2 - Drop-in Craft at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. All ages. Every Sat 10:30-11:30 am. Free w/paid admission. Registration: 7426780; schoolhousemuseum.org 6/2 - Take a Bite Out of Summer at Sandoway House Nature Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach. Home to Shark Month's exhibit showcasing over 100 genuine shark and ray jaws including a Great White jaw, Hawaiian shark tooth weapons;fossil dig to find a shark tooth. T-Sat 10:30 am; Sun 1:30 pm. $5/person age 3+. 274-7263; sandowayhouse.org 6/2 - Story Time at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. Stories, songs, fingerplays parents and children enjoy together. All ages. T-Sat 11 am. Free w/paid admission. 368-6875; cmboca.org 6/2 - Nature Detectives at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. New mystery each month. Age 5-7 w/ adult. Held again 7/7. 11:30 am-12:30 pm. $5/ member; $8/non-member. Reservations: 5448615; gumbolimbo.org 6/2 - Science Stories at Children’s Science Explorium, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Hear favorite science inspired stories. Age 5+. Every Sat 11:30 am. Free. 347-3912; scienceexplorium. org 6/2 - All Art Class at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. Age 2-9. Every F/ Sat 11:30 am. $5/member; $8/non-member. 368-6875; cmboca.org
6/2 - Patch Reef Jr. Tennis Tournament at Patch Reef Park Tennis Center, 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Age 12 & under. 1 pm. $35/ resident; $43.75/non-resident. Entries due 2 days before each tournament begins: 367-7090; patchreefpark.org 6/2 - Archi-TECH-ture at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. 6-week family course includes technology, design, architectural challenges, whimsical buildings. Age 9-12 w/accompanying grown-ups. Every Sat through 7/7 2-4 pm. $25/family; $10/family member. Registration: 832-5196 x1138; norton. org 6/2 - Jr. Shark Biologist at Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach. Age 5-12. W/Sun 3:15 pm. Free w/$5 admission. 274-7263; sandowayhouse.org
Sunday - 6/3 - COBRA Minis Basketball at Sugar Sand Park Field House, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Age 3-5. Every Sun through 7/15 10-10:45 am. $80/resident; $100/non-resident. 347-3916; sugarsandpark.org/cobra 6/3 - Nature Inspired Yoga for Kids with Ursula at Delray Beach Children’s Garden, 137 SW 2nd Ave. Caregivers welcome. Every Sun 10-10:45 am. $8/member; $10/non-member. delraybeachchildrensgarden.org 6/3 - Hebrew School at Chabad of East Boca, 120 NE 1st Ave, Boca Raton. Grades K-7. Every Sun 10 am-12:30 pm. $885. 394-9770; bocabeachchabad.com/hebrewschool 6/3 - Science Make & Take: Bug Houses at Children’s Science Explorium, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. 1st Sun 11:30 am. $5/project. 3473912; scienceexplorium.org Monday - 6/4 - Oh Baby at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Pre-literacy
6/4 - Anime Night at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Age 9-14. 6-7:30 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; myboca.us/957/ Library 6/4 - Registration for Delray Divas Step Teams at Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd St, Delray Beach. Organized, structured step team performs at local events and statewide competitions. Grades K-12. Registration runs Jun-July. Every M/W Aug-May 6-8:30 pm. Yearly: $30/resident; $40/non-resident. 2437356; mydelraybeach.com 6/4 - Fencing/Epee Class at Sugar Sand Park Field House, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Fun, exciting introduction to fencing. Beginner M/F 7-8:15 pm $100-$125/monthly; intermediate/ advanced M/W/F/Sat 7-10 pm $135-$168.75/ monthly. 954- 854-7843; sugarsandpark.org 6/4-8 - Vacation Bible School: Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. Age Pre-K4 to 4th grade. 8:45 amnoon. $35/suggested donation. 276-4541; stpaulsdelray.org 6/4-8 - Gold Coast Ninja Challenge at Ezell Hester, Jr. Community Center, 1901 N Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Practice with pros. Age 5-14. 9 am-4 pm. $145/resident; $181/nonresident; $25/additional recreation hours 7:30 am-5:30 pm. Registration: 742-6550; boyntonbeach.org 6/4-8 - Crazy Games Club at Rutherford Community Center, 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Age 6-12. M-F 7:30 am-5:30 pm. $195/ resident; $244/non-resident. 367-7035; myboca.us 6/4-8 - Junior Lifeguard Session I at Anchor Park, 340 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach. Age 9-16 boys & girls. Held again 6/18-22 (Session II). 8:15 am-11:15 am. Per session $90/resident; $100/non-resident. Register: 243-7352; firstname.lastname@example.org 6/4-8 - Set Sail with the Holy Trinity Vacation Bible School at St. Vincent Ferrer Family Life Center, 840 George Bush Blvd, Delray Beach. Age completed K to not yet started grade 5. 9 am-noon. $40. Registration: 276-6892; stvincentferrer.com Tuesday - 6/5 - Turtle Tales at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 2-3 (must be accompanied by an adult). Every T 10 am. Free. 266-0798; delraylibrary.org 6/5 - Mother Nature & Me: Incredible Insects at Daggerwing Nature Center, 11435 Park Access Rd, Boca Raton. Experience nature topics through stories, puppets, games, role play, nature walks, crafts. Age 2-5 (w/guardian). 10:30 am. $4/child. Reservations: 629-8760; pbcnature.com 6/5 - Sensational Story ‘n More at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Children’s books come to life through interactive performance, singing, movement, props. Age 2-5. Every T 10:30 & 11:30 am. Free w/paid admission. 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org 6/5 - Group Swim Lessons at The Swim Center, 21618 St. Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton. Level 1 & 2, Parent & child & Preschool Level 1
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June 2018 classes. Every T/Th through 6/28 3:15 & 4 pm. Per session: $60/resident; $75/non-resident. 544-8540; myboca.us 6/5 - COBRA Minis Basketball at Sugar Sand Park Field House, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Age 3-5. Every T through 7/24. 3:30-4:15 pm. $80/resident; $100/non-resident. 347-3916; sugarsandpark.org/cobra 6/5 - BeTeen the Lines: Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 13+. 4:30-6:30 pm. Free. 819-6405; delraylibrary.org 6/5 - Anime Club at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 13+. 1st & 3rd T 5:30 pm. Free. 819-6405; delraylibrary.org 6/5-7 - Sensory Art for Tots at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. Age 1-4. Every T/W/Th 11:30 am. Per session $5/ member; $8/non-member. 368-6875; cmboca. org Wednesday - 6/6 - Children’s Fitness Classes/Gymnastics at Sugar Sand Park Field House, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Build confidence/coordination. Every W through 6/27. Age 3-4 40-minute class 9-9:40 am, 55-min class 9-9:55 am; age 5-6 55-minute class 9:4510:40 am; age 7 & up 55-minute class 10:4511:40 am; age 2-3 parent/child class 40 minute class 11;45 am-12:25 pm. 40-minute class $36/ resident, $45/non-resident; 55-minute class $52/resident, $65/non-resident. 347-3950; sugarsandpark.org 6/6 - Tiny Tots Storytime at Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach. Age 0-4. Every W 11-11:30 am. Free. 274-7263; sandowayhouse.org 6/6 - Playing, Discovery & Family (PDF) Time: Exclusively open for Children with Special Needs at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. Every W 1:30-5 pm. $5/member; $8/non-member. 368-6875; cmboca.org 6/6 - Rhythmic Gymnastics at Sugar Sand Park Field House, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Every W through 6/27. Beginner 2 age 5-6 3-4 pm $70-$87.50; Intermediate age 7-12 4-5:30 pm $90-$112.50. 347-3950; sugarsandpark.org 6/6 - Group Swim Lessons at Meadows Park Pool, 1300 NW 8th St, Boca Raton. Every W/F through 6/29. Levels 1 & 2 3:30-4:15 pm; Levels 3 & 4 4:30-5:15 pm. $60/resident; $75/nonresident. 393-7851; myboca.us Thursday - 6/7 - Drop-In Story Time at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Music, stories, fingerplays, action songs. Children all
ages; 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult. Every Th 10-10:30 am. Free. 393-7968; myboca.us/957/Library 6/7 - Little Explorers at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 2-5 (must be accompanied by an adult). Every Th through 6/28. 10 am. Free. 266-0197; delraylibrary.org 6/7 - Mother Nature and Me at Delray Beach Children’s Garden, 137 SW 2nd Ave. Natureinspired mommy & me class; Water play, nature stories/crafts, more. Every Th through 7/26 10-11 am. $4/member; $5/non-member. delraybeachchildrensgarden.org 6/7 - Knitting Club at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. Age 7 to adult. Every Th 3:30-4:30 pm. Free w/museum admission. 368-6875; cmboca.org 6/7 - Book Worms at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. Age 3+. Every Th through 6/28 3 pm. $40/member; $50/nonmember. 368-6875; cmboca.org 6/7 - COBRA Minis Baseball at Sugar Sand Park Field House, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Age 3-5. Every Th through 7/26 3:30-4:15 pm. $80/resident; $100/non-resident. 347-3916; sugarsandpark.org/cobra 6/7 - Hack Shack Tech Club: Sonic Pi at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, STEM Education Center, 4801 Dreher Tr N, West Palm Beach. Experiment w/computer programming, design video games. Grades 5-8. 1st Th 5-7 pm. $15/member; $20/non-member. Registration: 832-2026; sfsciencecenter.org 6/7 - Taylored Athletes Basketball Class at Sugar Sand Park Field House, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. High-quality instruction for aspiring young professional athletes. Elite training age 9-14; Fundamentals age 5-8. Every Th through 6/28 5:30-6:30 pm. $100/resident; $125/non-resident. 347-3950; tayloredathletes. com 6/7-8 - Karate/Martial Arts Classes at Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd St, Delray Beach. Karate & blend of other combat martial arts. Age 9 to adult. Every Th/F 6-7 pm. Per month $10/resident; $12/non-resident; $25/one-time uniform fee. 243-7356; mydelraybeach.com Friday - 6/8 - Special Event: A Time Remembered with Gina Sauber at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Learn about pioneer days in Florida. Features displays of vintage items, antiquities. 10:30 am12:30 pm. Free w/paid admission. 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org
6/8 - Rhythmic Gymnastics at Sugar Sand Park Field House, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Every F through 6/29. Mini Stars age 3-4, 2:15-3 pm, $65-$81.25; Beginner 1 age 4-5 3-4 pm $70-$87.50; Intermediate age 7-12 4-5:30 pm $90-$112.50. 347-3950; sugarsandpark.org 6/8 - Eyes to the Skies with professionalgrade 16-inch Meade LX Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope at Children’s Science Explorium, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Informal event held in the parking lot (weather permitting). Telescope out for at least one hour after scheduled start time; stars must be visible for telescope to align. Age 8+ (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). 8:30 pm. Free. 347-3912; scienceexplorium.org 6/8 - Animal Encounters at Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach. Meet a resident animal, learn about behaviors/characteristics with our naturalist. All ages. Every F 3 pm. Free. 274-7263; sandowayhouse.org Saturday - 6/9 - Expedition: Science Playground at Children’s Science Explorium, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Put on your thinking caps for a closer look at the scientific principles found within our inclusive Science Playground. Age 5+ w/parent/guardian. 2nd Sat 9-10 am. Free. 347-3912; scienceexplorium. org 6/9 - CoderDojo Workshops at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Tr N, West Palm Beach. Learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games, explore technology in an informal, creative environment. 10 am-noon. Free. Registration: 832-1988; sfsciencecenter.org 6/9 - Family Saturdays at the Cultural Council: Cultural Explorations - Tradition at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Main Gallery, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth. 10-11:30 am. $5/family. 471-2901; palmbeachculture.com 6/9 - Family Studio: Instinctual Strokes at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. Children w/adult partner tour the current special exhibition, then create artwork. Age 5-12 w/parents. Every Sat through 6/30 10:30 am-12:30 pm. $1/materials fee payable at the door. 832-5196 x1138; norton.org 6/9 - Family Fun: Calligraphy: Children’s Mini-Workshop at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Grades 3-5. 11:30 am-12:30 pm or 1:30-2:30 pm. $20/plus museum admission. 495-0233; morikami.org
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Monday - 6/10 - The Wizard of Oz (G) at Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. 11 am & 2 pm. $8/adult; $6/child 12 & under. 347-3948; willowtheatre. org Tuesday - 6/11 - Baby Tunes at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Storytime for infants accompanied by an adult. Age 3 months to walking. Every M 11-11:30 am. Free. Registration: 393-7852; myboca.us/957/Library 6/11 - Getting Lit For Literacy at Carolyn Sims Center, 225 NW 12th Ave, Boynton Beach. Grades K-5. Every M/T/W through 8/2 5:45-7 pm. Free. 742-6640; boynton-beach.org 6/11 - Jazz & Musical Theatre at Rutherford Community Center, 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Introduction to musical dance routines, jazz warm-ups/routines, Prop dances. Age 5-9. Every M through 7/2 6-6:45 pm. $60/resident; $75/non-resident. 367-7035; myboca.us 6/11 - Tweens Rock! at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Age 9-12. Every M 6-7 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; myboca. us/957/Library 6/11 - Youth Empowerment Center: Summer Activity Schedule at Boynton Beach Carolyn Sims Center, 225 NW 12th Ave. Different activity each weekday. Age 13-18. Every M-F through 8/3 6-7:30 pm. Free. 742-6641; boynton-beach.org 6/11-15 - Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church Boca Raton, 625 Mizner Blvd. Age 3 years (potty trained) to 4th grade. 9 am-12:30 pm. $45/child. Register: 395-1244; fumcbocaraton.org 6/11-15 - Sense-Ability: Exclusively open for Children with Special Needs at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. Camp designed for special needs children & their caregivers. Age 5-12. M-F 10 am-noon. $100/member; $118/non-member. 368-6875; cmboca.org Tuesday - 6/12 - Kindermusik with Ms. Deborah at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Music & movement program. Age 18 months-3 years 10-10:30 am; age 3-18 months 11-11:30 am. Every T through 8/7. $120. 2437350; mydelraybeach.com 6/12 - Toddler Rockers at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Every T 10-10:30 am. Free. Registration: 393-7968; myboca.us/957/ Library
6/12 - Little Makers: Cubetto at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Age 6-8. 3:304:30 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; myboca. us/957/Library 6/12 - Daggerwing Visits the Library: Frogs & Toads at Glades Road Branch Library, 20701 95th Ave S, Boca Raton. Special program, live animal ambassadors. Age 5+. 3:30 pm. Free. RSVP: 482-4554; pbcnature.com 6/12 - Kidokinetics at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Children learn a new sport each week. Soccer, hockey, tennis, basketball, volleyball, golf, hula hoops, obstacle courses, T-ball, more. Every T through 7/17. Age 3-5 3:45-4:30 pm; age 2-4 4:30-5:15 pm (some parent involvement). $66/resident; $82.50/ non-resident. 954-385-8511; kidokinetics.com 6/12 - Group Swim Lessons at John Denson Pool, 225 NW 12th Ave, Boynton Beach. Young children must be potty trained. Age 3 & older; Level 1. Every T/Th through 7/5 4, 4:30, 5 & 5:30 pm. $40/resident; $50/non-resident. 742-6645; boynton-beach.org Wednesday - 6/13 - Music & Movement at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Age 3-5. Every W 10-10:30 am. Free. Registration: 393-7968; myboca.us/957/Library 6/13 - The Science of Magical Mixtures at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Slime, Gak, Floam & More: Explore the science behind how/why they work, then get busy making them. Age 3-7. Every W 10:30-11:15 am. Per class $5/member; $6/non-member + admission. 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org 6/13 - A Summer of Studio Ghibli Films: My Neighbor Totoro (G) at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Held again 2 pm 6/16. 11 am. $5 w/ paid admission; free/child 3 & under. Summer Pass $20/6 films (w/paid admission). 495-0233; morikami.org 6/13 - The Art of the Story: Mr. Grumpy’s Outing by John Burningham at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Children create art in the style of the featured book. Age 3-7 yrs. 2-2:45 pm. Free w/paid admission. 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org 6/13 - Jammin’ Juniors at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Age 6-8. Every W 3:30-4:15 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; myboca.us/957/Library 6/13 - Group Swim Lessons at John Denson Pool, 225 NW 12th Ave, Boynton Beach.
AT18 Tots & Teens Calendar Children must be potty trained. Level 1. Age 3 & older; Every W/F through 7/11. 4, 4:30, 5 & 5:30 pm. $40/resident; $50/non-resident. 742-6645; boynton-beach.org Thursday - 6/14 - Exhibits ALIVE! at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. All ages. Every Th 10 am-noon. Free w/ paid admission. Registration: 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org 6/14 - Rock-It @ Your Library at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Age 13-17. Every Th 6-7 pm. Free. 393-7968; myboca. us/957/Library Friday - 6/15 - Fabulous Fun Friday Father’s Day at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Fun with crafts/activities match the theme of the week. 10:30-11:15 am. $4/ member; $5/non-member + admission. 7426780; schoolhousemuseum.org 6/15 - ArtXplorations! at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Age 3-7. Every F through 8/10 2-4 pm. $4/member; $5/nonmember + admission. Registration: 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org 6/15 - Dad & Daughter Date Night at Delray Beach Golf Club, 2200 Highland Ave. All ages. 6:30-10 pm. $25/adult; $20/child under 12. 243-7000 x5101; mydelraybeach.com Saturday - 6/16 - Dance Trends Youth Dance Program at Boynton Beach Civic Center, 128 E Ocean Ave. Learn discipline, art of dance. Every Sat through 8/4. Class times/prices vary by age/style. 542-0215; dancetrendsboynton. com 6/16 - 3D Design & Printing Showcase with ALLAXIS 3D Printers at Stiles-Nicholson STEM Education Center (across the parking lot from the South Florida Science Center), 4800 Dreher Tr N, West Palm Beach. Age 8-15 10 am-1 pm. $45/person. Registration: 832-2026; sfsciencecenter.org 6/16 - Family Fun: Koma Spinning Top Craft at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Noon-3 pm. Free w/ museum admission. 4950233; morikami.org 6/16 - Family Date Afternoon: Legos at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. All
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Sunday - 6/17 - Sunday Family Movie: Coco at Sugar Sand Park Community Center, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 11 am & 2 pm (sensory friendly). $1 admission includes popcorn/beverage. 347-3948; sugarsandpark. org 6/17 - Family Fun: Dad’s Detective Detail at Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. Celebrate dad’s day with detective work at the museum. Try your hand at solving mysteries, make a work of art just for dad! Noon-4 pm. Free with museum admission. 392-2500 x106; bocamuseum.org Monday - 6/18 - Kids Music Circle at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 2-8. Fun, interactive sing-move-shake along. Every M through 7/16 3 pm. Free. 266-0197; delraylibrary.org Tuesday - 6/19 - Mother Nature & Me: Stormy Weather at Daggerwing Nature Center, 11435 Park Access Rd, Boca Raton. Experience exciting nature topics through stories, puppets, games, role play, nature walks, crafts. Age 2-5 (w/guardian). 10:30 am. $4/child. Reservations: 629-8760; pbcnature. com 6/19 - Youth Makers: Makey Makey at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Age 9-11. 3:30-4:30 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; myboca.us/957/Library 6/19 - 3D Printing Club at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Ages 7+. 3:30-4:30 pm. Free. Registration: 266-0798; delraylibrary. org 6/19 - BeTeen the Lines: Welcome to the Slipstream at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 13+. 4:30-6:30 pm. Free. 819-6405; delraylibrary.org Wednesday - 6/20 - The Art of the Story: Green by Laura Vaccaro at Schoolhouse
Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Children create art in the style of the featured book. Age 3-7. 2-2:45 pm. Free w/paid admission. 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org 6/20 - Podcasting Classes at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Age 13-17. 6-7 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; myboca. us/957/Library Thursday - 6/21 - Process Art for Little Artists at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 4-6. Every Th through 7/26 11-11:45 am. Free. 266-0197; delraylibrary.org 6/21 - National Skateboarding Day at Hobbit Skate Park, 505 SE 5th Ave, Delray Beach. All ages. Noon-9 pm. Free. 243-7158; mydelraybeach.com Friday - 6/22 - Spanish for Kids: Mommy & Me Program at Rutherford Community Center, 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Learn Spanish through sensory play, interactive games, rhymes, songs. All levels. Age 2-4. Every F through 7/27 9:30-10:15 am or 10:30-11:15 am. $95/resident; $119/non-resident. 367-7035; myboca.us 6/22 - Animal Keeper for a Day at Green Cay Nature Center, 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach. Kids may get messy. Age 9-14. 10 am. $10/person. RSVP: 966-7000; pbcnature.com 6/22 - Lil’ Explorers: Super Sensory Messy Play at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Explore, develop important readiness skills. Age 2-5 yrs. 10:30-11:15 am. Per class $4/ member; $5/non-member + admission. 7426780; schoolhousemuseum.org 6/22 - Children’s Program: Mr. Richard’s Music Show at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Children all ages; 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult. 3:30-4:30 pm. Free. 393-7968; myboca.us/957/Library Saturday - 6/23 - Father/Son Golf Clinic at The Links at Boynton Beach, 8020 Jog Rd. Dads & sons bond, learn basic golf skills. Includes lunch. 10 am-noon. $20/resident; $26/nonresident. 742-6649; catchboynton.com 6/23 - Spanish for Kids at Rutherford Community Center, 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Learn Spanish through interactive games & activities, learn about the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. Students all levels.
Age 5-12. Every Sat through 7/28 10:30-11:30 am. $105/resident; $131/non-resident. 3677035; myboca.us
Monday - 6/25-29 - Storytelling in Motion at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. Children compose stories, develop characters, design settings, perform voice-overs to produce movies using iTheatre technology. Age 5-8. M-F 9 am-1 pm. $200/ member; $235/non-member. 368-6875; cmboca.org 6/25-29 - Children’s Music Summer Camp at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Grades 3-12. M-F 9 am-4 pm. $250. Registration: 495-0233 x210; morikami.org Tuesday - 6/26 - Youth Makers: Sphero at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Age 9-11. 3:30-4:30 pm. Free. Registration: 3937968; myboca.us/957/Library 6/26 - GEMS Club: Captivating Chemistry at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Tr N, West Palm Beach. Empower young girls to explore STEM fields. Girls grades 3-8. High school girls can volunteer to be mentors. 5-7 pm. $7/advance; $9/at the door. Registration: 370-7710; sfsciencecenter.org/ gem 6/26-28 - Youth Cultural Empowerment Camp (YCEC) at Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 NE 5th Ave, Delray Beach. Age 9-12. Runs through 8/2. Every T/W/Th 9 amnoon. $50 enrollment fee/6-week session. 279-8883; spadymuseum.com Wednesday - 6/27 - The Art of the Story: The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Children create art in the style of the featured book. Age 3-7. 2-2:45 pm. Free w/paid admission. 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org 6/27-29 - Hairspray Jr. at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton. W/Th 10:30 am; F 4 pm. $15.50. 394-2626; showtimeboca.com Friday - 6/29 - Fabulous Fun Friday 4th of July at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Fun with crafts/activities match the
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theme of the week. 10:30-11:15 am. $4/ member; $5+admission/non-member. 7426780; schoolhousemuseum.org 6/29 - Bubble, Pop, Fizz! Night At The Museum at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Tr N, West Palm Beach. Science crafts, activities, entertainment, exhibits, planetarium shows, a chance to view the night sky. 6-9 pm. $12/adult; $10/senior; $8/child (3-12); $6/adult member; free/kids under 3. 832-1988; sfsciencecenter.org Saturday - 6/30 - Story Time with Nature at Green Cay Nature Center, 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach. Discover nature through crafts, stories about animals, other naturerelated themes. Age 4-10. 10 am. $2. RSVP: 966-7000; pbcnature.com 6/30 - Animal Enrichment Workshop at Daggerwing Nature Center, 11435 Park Access Rd, Boca Raton. Learn how Daggerwing cares for animals by providing enrichment in their habitats. Help create hands-on enrichment items that will be provided to the animals for their enjoyment. Age 8+. 10:30 am. $3/person. Reservations: 629-8760; pbcnature.com
Sunday - 7/1 - Beauty and The Beast (G) at Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. 11 am & 2 pm. $8/adult; $6/child 12 & under. 347-3948; willowtheatre. org Monday - 7/2 - Independence Day Picnic at Hobbit Skate Park, 505 SE 5th Ave, Delray Beach. Music, BBQ, food eating contest, outdoor games. All ages. 4 pm. Free. 243-7158; mydelraybeach.com 7/2-8 - Family Fun: Make a Tanabata Wish 2018 at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Celebrate/learn about Tanabata, Japan’s star festival. Make a wish to hang on bamboo “trees.” 10 am-5 pm. Free w/paid admission. 495-0233 x237; morikami.org Tuesday - 7/3 - Group Swim Lessons at The Swim Center, 21618 St. Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton. Level 1 & 2, Parent & child & Preschool Level 1 classes. Every T/Th through 7/26 3:15 & 4 pm. Per session $60/resident; $75/nonresident. 544-8540; myboca.us 7/3 - BeTeen the Lines: Blood Family by Anne Fine at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 13+. 4:30-6:30 pm. Free. 819-6405; delraylibrary.org Thursday - 7/5 - Taylored Athletes Basketball Class at Sugar Sand Park Field House, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. High-quality instruction for aspiring young professional athletes. Elite training age 9-14; Fundamentals age 5-8. Every Th through 6/28 5:30-6:30 pm. $100/resident; $125/nonresident. 347-3950; tayloredathletes.com Friday - 7/6 - Family Fun Fridays at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Every F through 7/27 2-4 pm. Free. 266-0194; delraylibrary.org 7/6 - Children’s Special: Didgeridoo Down Under at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Children all ages; 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult. 3:30-4:30 pm. Free. 393-7968; myboca.us/957/Library Saturday - 7/7 - Group Swim Lessons at The Swim Center, 21618 St. Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton. Level 1-4 & adult classes. Every Sat through 8/25 7:45 am (adult), 11 am, noon & 1 pm. Per session $60/resident; $75/nonresident. 544-8540; myboca.us 7/7 - Lil Sluggers Baseball at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Specially designed to introduce children to baseball. Every Sat through 9/22. Age 4-5 8:15-9 am; age 2 9:15-10 am; age 3 10:15-11 am; age 3.5-4 11:15 am-noon. $126/resident; $157.50/non-resident. 347-3900; sugarsandpark.org 7/7 - Tot Time at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Enjoy crafts, snacks, indoor play stations. Drop in anytime during the program. Age 2-5. 10 am-noon. $5/child. 347-3900; sugarsandpark.org 7/7 - Family Fun: Calligraphy: Children’s Mini-Workshop at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Grades 3-5. 11:30 am-12:30 pm or 1:30-2:30 pm. $20/does not include museum admission. 495-0233; morikami.org 7/7 - Group Swim Lessons at Meadows Park Pool, 1300 NW 8th St, Boca Raton. Level 1, 2, 3 & 4. Every Sat through 8/25 noon & 1 pm. Per session $60/resident; $75/non-resident. 3937851; myboca.us 7/7 - Saturday Funday at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Sensory projects, arts & crafts, music & movement, yoga, interactive games. Program welcomes all children w/special needs. Age 3-15. 1:30-4:30 pm. $50/resident; $62.50/non-resident. 3473900; myfloridatherapy.com 7/7 - Beauty and the Beast Jr. at The Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th St. 2 & 6 pm. $15. 272-1281 x4; delraybeachplayhouse.com
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Community Calendar Note: Events are current as of 5/25. Please check with organizers for any changes.
Saturday - 6/2 - 9th Annual SCORE Business Conference at St. John Paul II Academy, 4001 N Military Tr, Boca Raton. Major national speakers. Breakfast & lunch included. 8 am-4 pm. Free. Limited seating/registration: 981-5180; scoresouthflorida.net 6/2 - Pickleball at Delray Beach Tennis Center, 210 W Atlantic Ave. M-F 8 am-9 pm; Sat 8 am-6 pm. $3/resident; $4/non-resident; $1/ additional for lights (night play). Monthly passes available. 243-7356; mydelraybeach.com 6/2 - Pickleball at Ezell Hester, Jr. Community Center, 1901 N Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Combines badminton & tennis. Adults. M/W 6-9 pm; Sat 9 am-noon. $5/person; $50/30 visit punch pass. 742-6550; boynton-beach.org 6/2 - Lawn Bowling at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Takes skill/practice. Age 18 & up. M/W/F/Sat 9 am-noon. Annual fee $40/resident; $50/non-resident. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 6/2 - Delray Beach Summer Greenmarket every Saturday at Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 W Atlantic Ave. 9 am-noon. 276-7511; firstname.lastname@example.org 6/2 - Workshop: The Relationship Between Scenery & Place to Storytelling & Character Development part of Florida Authors Academy Workshop at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. Instructor Nina Romano. 10 am. $25. Registration: 279-7790; murderonthebeach. com 6/2 - The Writer’s Studio at Delray Beach Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Every Sat 10 am. Free. 638-7251; delraylibrary.org 6/2 - Adult Art Class: Freestyle Saturdays at Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, 2240 N Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach. All mediums, styles, levels welcome. Every Sat 10 am-noon. $29/ resident; $35/non-resident. 742-6221; boyntonbeach.org 6/2 - 4th Annual Festival del Mar at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Tr N, West Palm Beach. Cultural presentations, touch tank, story time, family zumba, science demonstrations, more. All ages. 10 am-3 pm. $16.95/non-member adult; free/ child under 12. 832-1988; sfsciencecenter.org 6/2 - Coral Reef Shark, Alligator & Stingray Feedings at Sandoway House Nature Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach. Shark T-Sat 10:30 am, Sun 1:30 pm; Alligator W/Sat 1 pm; Stingray T-Sun 2:45 pm. Free w/$5 admission. 274-7263; sandowayhouse.org 6/2 - Exhibit: My Reel and Share My Reel at Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 NW 5th Ave, Delray Beach. Runs through 7/21 during regular hours. $10. 279-8883; spadymuseum. com 6/2 - Black Movie Experience (BMX): The Final Year at Williams Cottage, 170 NW 2nd
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Ave, Delray Beach. 1st Sat 1-4 pm. $10. 2798883; spadymuseum.org 46/2 - Pickleball at Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd St, Delray Beach. Adults. M-F 9-11:30 am, Sat 1-4 pm. Daily: $3/resident, $4/non-resident. 243-7356; mydelraybeach.com 6/2 - Dog Obedience Class at Boca Raton Community Center Annex, 260 Crawford Blvd. Every Sat through 7/7. Puppy kindergarten (dogs 10 weeks-5 months old) 11:30 am-12:30 pm. $95/resident; $117/non-resident. 393-7807; myboca.us 6/2 - Downtown Dance Presents: Under the Sea at Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave. 2 & 7 pm. $25. 586-6410; lakeworthplayhouse.org 6/2 - Opossum, Snake, Owl & Alligator Feedings at Daggerwing Nature Center, 11435 Park Access Rd, Boca Raton. Opossum W 3:15 pm; Snake Th 3:15 pm; Owl F 3:15 pm; Alligator Sat 3:15 pm. Free. 629-8760; pbcnature.com 6/2 - Second Annual Taste of Recovery Culinary Festival at Old School Square Pavilion. 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. Benefits The Crossroads Club. Savory bites, live entertainment, dessert. 6-9 pm. $40. 2788004; tasteofrecovery.com 6/2 - James Judd from NPR’s Snap Judgment at Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. 8 pm. $45-$400. 243-7922 x1; oldschoolsquare.org 6/2 - Typhanie Monique at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 8-10 pm. $30-$45. 450-6357; artsgarage.org 6/2-3 - Rock of Stages 3: The Beatles! at Levis JCC Sandler Center, 21050 95th Ave S, Boca Raton. Presented by The West Boca Theatre Company. Sat 7:30 pm; Sun 2 pm. $25/VIP reserved; $20/general admission; $15/A&L Gold member; $10/student. 558-2512; levisjcc.org 6/2-7 - Disaster Preparedness 2018 Sales Tax Holiday. Visit Florida Department of Revenue website for details: floridarevenue. com
Sunday - 6/3 - 7th Annual Run for the Ribbons 5K Run/Walk starts/finishes at Lynn Cancer Institute, 701 NW 13th St, Boca Raton. Benefits Lynn Cancer Institute League of Ribbons. 5K-certified course. 6 am registration; 6:30 am warmup; 7 am race starts. $25-$35/ adult; $15/18 & under. 955-4501; brrh.com/ runfortheribbons 6/3 - Sado: Tea Ceremony Beginners Class at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Seishin-an Teahouse, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Unique opportunity to study the traditional art of Sado, The Way of Tea. 2 lessons/month (6/3 & 10); individual appointments begin at 10:15 am. $50/member; $55/non-member. Registration: 495-0233 x210; morikami.org 6/3 - Bridge Duplicate at Rutherford Community Center, 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Sanctioned A.C.B.L. duplicate bridge
6/4 & 7/2 - Ocean Ridge - First Monday at Ocean Ridge Town Hall, 6450 N Ocean Blvd. 6 pm. Agenda: oceanridgeflorida.com 6/5 & 19 - Delray Beach - First & third Tuesdays at Delray Beach City Hall, 100 NW 1st Ave. 6 pm. Agenda: mydelraybeach.com 6/5, 19 & 7/3 - Boynton Beach - First and third Tuesday at Boynton Beach City Hall, 100 E Boynton Beach Blvd. 6:30 pm. Agenda: boynton-beach.org 6/5 & 7/3 - Highland Beach - First Tuesday at Highland Beach Town Hall, 3614 S Ocean Blvd. 1:30 pm. Agenda: highlandbeach.us 6/8 - Gulf Stream - Second Friday at Gulf Stream Town Hall, 100 Sea Rd. 9 am. Agenda: gulfstream.org 6/11 & 25 - Lantana - Second & fourth Mondays at Lantana Town Hall, 500 Greynolds Cir. 7 pm. Agenda: lantana.org 6/12 - Boca Raton - Second & fourth Tuesday at Boca Raton City Hall, 201 W Palmetto Park Rd. 6 pm. Agenda: myboca.us 6/12 - South Palm Beach - Second Tuesday at the South Palm Beach Town Hall, 3577 S Ocean Blvd. 7 pm. Agenda: southpalmbeach.com 6/26 - Manalapan - Fourth Tuesday at Manalapan Town Hall, 600 S Ocean Blvd. 10 am. Agenda: manalapan.org 6/28 - Briny Breezes - Fourth Thursday at Briny Breezes Town Hall, 4802 N Ocean Blvd. 4 pm. Agenda: townofbrinybreezes-fl.com game for the experienced player. Light lunch served. Partners available for singles. Every Sun through 8/26 12:30-4 pm. $10/at the door. Reservations or partners: 338-2995; myboca.us 6/3 - 4th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony & Luncheon at Benvenuto, 1730 N Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach. Presented by Scholar Career Coaching. Guest speakers, gourmet lunch, silent auction. 1:30-4 pm. $57. scholarcc.co 6/3 - Music in the Museum: Pianist Anastasia Seifetdinova at Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. Improvisations based on museum art. 3-4 pm. Free w/museum admission. 392-2500; bocamuseum.org 6/3 - Akademia Dance Presents: Springtime in Paris at Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave. 6 pm. $15-$25. 586-6410; lakeworthplayhouse.org 6/3 - Kravis Center Dream Awards Celebrating High School Musical Theater Excellence Kravis Center Dreyfoos Concert Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. 7 pm. Tickets start at $15. 832-7469; kravis.org Monday - 6/4 - Boca Chamber’s 48th Annual Golf Classic at Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, 2425 Maya Palm Dr. 7:30 am registration; 8 am breakfast; 9 am shotgun start; 1:30-2:30 pm lunch & awards reception. $200/player; $800/foursome. 392-3780; bocachamber.com 6/4 - Exhibition: Beaches, Creatures and Cowboys - Florida Movie Posters at Palm Beach County Historic Courtroom Gallery, 300 N Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach. Runs through 1/31. Regular museum hours. Free. 832-4164, x101; historicalsocietypbc.org 6/4 - Senior Bingo at Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd St, Delray Beach. Age 50 & up. M/W 10:30 am-noon. Free. 243-7356; mydelraybeach.com 6/4 - Dog Obedience Class at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. Every M through 7/9. Beginner 6-7 pm; intermediate/ games 7-8 pm. $95/resident; $117/nonresident. 393-7807; myboca.us
6/4 - Happy Squares Dance Club at Boynton Beach Civic Center, 128 E Ocean Ave. All skill levels welcome. Age 18 & up. Every M 6:45-9:15 pm. $6/person. 865-2611; boynton-beach.org 6/4 - Bike Nite at Tilted Kilt Pub & Brewery, 3320 Airport Rd #1, Boca Raton. Held by Fury Road Riders: benefits Natural High, a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to inspire youth to discover their natural high, say no to drugs and alcohol. Tilted Kilt donates 10% of food bill to Natural High. Every M 7 pm. 504-3310; furyroadrc.com 6/4-6 - Opening New Windows: Angela Lansbury on Broadway at The Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th St. Part of Musical Memories series. 2 & 8 pm. $35. 272-1281; delraybeachplayhouse.com Tuesday - 6/5 – Pickleball: Advanced Play at Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Ave. Adults. T/Th/F 9 am-1 pm. Monthly pass $20/resident, $30/non-resident; per visit $3/ resident, $4/non-resident. 243-7000 x5001; mydelraybeach.com 6/5 - Introduction to Cash Flow Management at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Adults. 10-11:30 am. Free. Registration: 962-5035; floridasbdc.org/gettraining
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6/5 - Founder’s Day at Flagler Museum, 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Self-guided tour of Whitehall, view the permanent collection of art/objects related to the Gilded Age. Noon-5 pm. Free. 655-283; flaglermuseum.us 6/5 - Chess Club at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Knowledge of the game necessary. Age 18 & up. Every T/F noon-4:30 pm. Free. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 6/5 - Boca Raton Noon Toastmasters at Train Depot, 747 S Dixie Hwy. Improve public speaking, leadership abilities. Every T 12:15-1:15 pm. Free. 251-4164; toastmastersclub.org 6/5 - Couples Round Dance at Boynton Beach Civic Center, 128 E Ocean Ave. Learn figures/ routines to waltz, swing, foxtrot. Age 18 & up. Every T 1-2:30 pm high intermediate level; 2:30-4 pm low intermediate level. $12/couple. 352-455-5759; boynton-beach.org 6/5 – Socrates Café at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Philosophical discussions. Every T 1:30-3 pm. Free. 393-7852; myboca.us/957/Library 6/5 - Pinochle at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. Every T/Th 6-9 pm. Free. 393-7807; myboca.us 6/5 – Open Play Basketball 30 & Over at Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Ave. Every T 7-8 pm. Free. 243-7000 x5001; mydelraybeach.com 6/5 - Soul Line Dancing at Ezell Hester, Jr. Community Center, 1901 N Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Age 18+. Every T 7-8:30 pm. $6/person. 742-6550; boynton-beach.org 6/5 - Shine: Open Mic Showcase at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 2nd T 8-11 pm. $10-$12. 450-6357; artsgarage.org 6/5 - Blue Tuesdays at Boston’s on the Beach, 40 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach. Hosted by Famous Frank Ward. Every T 8:30-11:30 pm. Free. 278-3364; bostonsonthebeach.com Wednesday - 6/6 - Sell Your Stuff on Ebay at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. 10:30 am-noon. Free. 393-7906; myboca. us/957/Library 6/6 - Art Appreciation with Joan Lipton, PhD: Feeling Good about American Art from Colonial Period through Realism at The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Part of Campus on the Lake lecture series. 11 am-4 pm. $60/includes lunch. Reservations: 805-8562; fourarts.org
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June 2018 6/6 - Lifelong Learning with Institute for Learning in Retirement at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. Class choices: Classes led by university professors, retired professors, community activists, professionals committed to sharing their knowledge. Sign up for as many per semester as you want. Check website for times, course descriptions; call for brochure. Session runs through 8/8. Every W 11 am-2 pm. $60/8-week session. 883-0999; iliretirement.org 6/6 - Socrates Cafe at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Philosophical discussions. Every W 11:30 am-1 pm. Free. 2660194; delraylibrary.org 6/6 - Adult Coloring Club at Highland Beach Library, 3618 S Ocean Blvd. Use our coloring sheets or bring your own. Every W 1 pm. Free. 278-5455; highlandbeach.us 6/6 - Ikebana: Sogetsu School - Beginners at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Oki Education Center, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Contemporary flower arranging using fresh flowers. Every W through 6/27. 1:30-3:30 pm. $70/member; $80/non-member; $60/flower fee. Registration: 495-0233 x237; morikami.org 6/6 - Dog Obedience Class at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. Every W through 7/18. Puppy kindergarten (dogs 10 weeks-5 months old) 6:30-7:30 pm; beginner 7:30-8:30 pm. $95/resident; $117/non-resident. 393-7807; myboca.us Thursday - 6/7 - Quilters meet at Boynton Beach City Library, 208 S Seacrest. Share quilting information, perpetuate quilting as a cultural/artistic form. Sale of quilted items supports the Library. Every Th 9-11:30 am. Free. 742-6886; boyntonlibrary.org 6/7 - Knit ‘N Purl at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Rotating facilitators. Every Th 10:30 am. Free. 266-0194; delraylibrary.org 6/7 - First Thursday Site Tours at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave. History of Delray Beach slide show, tour of the historic site. 11 am & 1 pm. $8/at door. 243-7922; oldschoolsquare. org 6/7 - Adult Acrylics Art Class at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Local instructor teaches basic acrylic painting techniques to beginners; also available for instruction to advanced painters. Call for list of supplies needed. Age 18 & up. Every Th noon-3 pm. Per class $10/resident; $12/non-resident. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 6/7 - Senior Bridge at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Experienced players welcome. Partners not needed. Every Th 1-4 pm. Annual fee $15/resident + $1/game; $25/non-resident + $2/game. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 6/7 - Gallery Talk: Glass Collection at Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. 3 pm. Free w/museum admission. 392-2500; bocamuseum.org 6/7 - Exhibit Opening Reception: Paintings of Audrey Krohn & Susan Pelish at Highland Beach Library Community Room, 3618 S Ocean Blvd. 5-7 pm. Free. 278-5455; highlandbeach.us 6/7 - Art After Dark/Artist Tour: Edouard Duval-Carrie at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. 5-9 pm. Free. 832-5196; norton.org 6/7 - Clematis by Night at Meyer Amphitheatre, 105 Evernia St, West Palm Beach. Weekly concert series features a different act each week. Every Th through 8/30. 6-10 pm. Free. 822-1515; wpb.org 6/7 - Open Reading Night at School of Creative Arts/Crest Studios at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. Listen or sign up to read from an original work (published or unpublished). All levels welcome. Read for 10-15 minutes then open discussion (not critique). 2nd Th 6:30-8:30 pm. Free. 7423244; oldschoolsquare.org 6/7 - Adult Tango Dance at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Every Th 7:50-10:50 pm. $12/resident; $15/non-resident. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 6/7 - Feedback: Spoken Word Open Mic Night at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 8-11 pm. $5. 450-6357; artsgarage.org Friday - 6/8 - Supervised Bridge Play at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. John Black. Partners not needed. Adults. Every F 10 am-noon. $10/person. 393-7807; myboca.us 6/8 - Great Books Discussion Group at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Every F through 6/29 10 am. Free. 266-0194; delraylibrary.org 6/8 - Current Events Discussion Group at Highland Beach Library, 3618 S Ocean Blvd. Every F 10:30 am-noon. Free. 278-5455; highlandbeach.us 6/8 - Balkan by the Beach: International Folk Dance at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Benefit of exercise, pleasure of dancing to beautiful music. No experience or partner needed. Age 50 & up. Every F 10:45 am-
1:15 pm. Per class: $5/resident; $6/non resident. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 6/8 - Facebook 101 at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 11 am-12:30 pm. Free. 393-7852; myboca.us/957/Library 6/8 - Bill Gove Golden Gavel Toastmasters Club at Duffy’s Sports Grill, 4746 N Congress Ave, Boynton Beach. Every F noon-1 pm. $12/ lunch or $5/soft drink; cash only. 742-2121; billgovetoastmastersclub.com 6/8 - Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Experience the gardens, enjoy taiko drumming, a cold drink, a breathtaking sunset. Fushu Daiko drumming performances (first-come/first-served, add $3). 5:30-8:30 pm. $6-$8. 495-0233; morikami.org 6/8 - Laser Shows at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Tr N, West Palm Beach. 2nd F 7 pm. $10/advance; $12/ door. 832-1988; sfsciencecenter.org 6/8 - Castoffs Square Dance Club at Boynton Beach Civic Center, 128 E Ocean Ave. Basic modern western square dancing. Every F 7-7:45 pm dance & rounds; 7:45-9:30 pm dance club. $12/couple at the door. 731-3119; boyntonbeach.org 6/8 - Summer in the City Concert Series: The Long Run - Eagles Tribute at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Bring chairs, blanket; chairs for rent $5. No outside food/beverage. 7 pm doors open; 8 pm show. Free. 393-7890; mizneramp.com 6/8 - The Joe Cotton Band at Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. 7:30 pm. $15-$20. 243-7922; oldschoolsquare.org 6/8 - Rare Fruit Council International Meeting at Mounts Botanical Garden Auditorium, 531 N Military Tr, West Palm Beach. James Pernsteiner, USDA: Home Irrigation & Water Conservation. 2nd F 7:30 pm. Free. 855732-7273; pbrarefruitcouncil.org 6/8-10 - Easy Virtue by Noel Coward at Florida Atlantic University Studio One Theatre, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton. Runs through 6/23. F/Sat 7 pm; Sat/Sun 2 pm. $25/adult; $15/ faculty, staff, alumni; $12/student w/ID. 800564-9539; fau.edu/festivalrep 6/8-10 - Into the Woods at West Boca Performing Arts Center at West Boca High School, 12811 Glades Rd. Presented by Lightning Bolt Productions. Held again 6/1517. F/Sat 7 pm; Sat/Sun 2 pm. $35/adult; $20/ student w/valid ID. 886-8286; lbptheatre.com Saturday - 6/9 - League of Women Voters Cool Topic: Gun Safety Solutions by Tom Gabor at The Palm Beach Post Auditorium, 2751 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach. 8:30 am registration; 9-10:30 am event. Free. 276-4898; lwvpbc.org 6/9 - Farm Your Backyard: Vegetable Growing at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N Military Tr, West Palm Beach. Instructor Arthur Kirstein. 9 am-noon. $15/member; $20/nonmember. Registration: 233-1757; mounts.org 6/9 - Ride & Remember Bus Tour departs from Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 NW 5th Ave, Delray Beach. 2-hour tour; focus on 5 historic districts. 2nd Sat 10 am-noon. $25. Reservations: 279-8883; spadymuseum.com 6/9 - Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Part of Page Turners Saturday morning book discussion. Adults. 10:30-11:30 am. Free. Registration: 266-0194; delraylibrary.org 6/9 - Blogs 2: Preparing to Launch at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1-2:30 pm. Free. 393-7852; myboca.us/957/ Library 6/9 - Food Truck Safari Night at Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach. Zookeeper talks, live music, cash bar, food for purchase. 4:30-9 pm. $7.95-$11.95/adult; $4.95-$8.95/child 3-12 yrs; free/child under 3. 547-9453; palmbeachzoo.org 6/9 - 2nd Year Anniversary Invitational Exhibition Wine Reception at The Box Gallery, 811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach. Runs through 7/6. 7-10 pm. Free. 786-521-1199; theboxgallery.info 6/9 - The Hunts at Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. 8-10 pm. $35-$45. 243-7922; oldschoolsquare.org 6/9 - The Chili Poppers & Stone Temple Pride at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 8-10 pm. $20-$30. 450-6357; artsgarage.org 6/9 - Sick Puppies Comedy Show Improv at Center Stage Performing Arts, 7200 W Camino Real #330, Boca Raton. Every Sat 9-10:30 pm. $15/online; $20/at the door. 954-667-7735; sickpuppiescomedy.com
Sunday - 6/10 - Workshop: Adding Depth to Your Characters part of Florida Authors Academy Workshop at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. Instructor Solange Ritchie. 10 am. Registration: $25. 279-7790; murderonthebeach.com
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June 2018 6/10 - Sado: Tea Ceremony Intermediate Class at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Seishin-an Teahouse, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Unique opportunity to study the traditional art of Sado, The Way of Tea. Tea Ceremony Workshop is required for those who have never taken a Tea Ceremony Class but wish to start studying Sado. 2 lessons/ month (6/10 & 17); individual appointments begin at 10:15 am. $50/member; $55/ non-member. Registration: 495-0233 x210; morikami.org 6/10 - 4th Annual Summer Camp Paint Party Fundraiser at Vino Van Gogh Paint & Wine Bar, 401 NE 2nd St, Delray Beach. Benefits Dollars 4 Tic Scholars. Snacks, beverages, attendee’s original painting. 1:45 pm. $45. Registration: 487-9526; dollars4ticscholars.org Monday - 6/11 – The Second Tree from the Corner by E.B. White part of Great Books group at Boynton Beach City Library, 208 S Seacrest Blvd. 10-11:30 am. Free. 742-6390; boyntonlibrary.org 6/11 - Monday Morning Muffins & Mysteries: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 10:30-11:30 am. Free. 3937906; myboca.us/957/Library 6/11 - Downtown Lake Worth Food Truck Invasion at Cultural Plaza, 414 Lake Ave. 2nd M 6-10 pm. 844-682-7466; foodtruckinvasion.com 6/11 - Mindi Abair And The Boneshakers at The Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton. Two shows: 6:30 & 9:30 pm. $45-$65. 465-3946; funkybiscuit.com Tuesday - 6/12 - Nosh! Don’t Touch That Stove! Delicious Cold Fare for Summer at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. 10-11 am. Free. 266-9490; delraylibrary.org 6/12 - Gallery Talk: Modern and Contemporary Collection at Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. Held again 3 pm 6/26. 2 pm. Free w/museum admission. 3922500; bocamuseum.org 6/12 - Exit West by Mohsin Hamid part of Evening Book Group at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. 6 pm. Free. 2660194; delraylibrary.org 6/12 - Shine: Open Mic Showcase at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. Every 2nd T 8-11 pm. $10-$12. 450-6357; artsgarage.org Wednesday - 6/13 - Self Discovery at Your Fingertips at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 10:30 am-noon. Free. 3937906; myboca.us/957/Library 6/13 - Gold Coast Tiger Bay Club at City Fish Market, 7940 Glades Rd, Boca Raton. Speaker Ryan Torrens. 11:30 am-1:30 pm. $35/member
or first-time guest; $55/non-member. 8520000; goldcoasttigerbayclub.com 6/13 - Zonta Club of Boca Raton at Pavilion Grille, 301 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. 2nd W 5:30 pm. $30. 482-1013; zontabocaraton.org 6/13 - Student Art Exhibit: Rumble In The Jungle at Milagro Center Blueprint Gallery, 695 Auburn Ave, Delray Beach. Safari attire encouraged. Live music, refreshments. 6:308:30 pm. Free. 279-2970; milagrocenter.org 6/13 - Writers’ Corner at Boynton Beach City Library, 208 S Seacrest Blvd. Manuscript critiquing by published authors. Every 2nd W 6:30-8 pm. Free. 742-6390; boyntonlibrary.org 6/13 - The WHY NOTs of Children’s Books at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Age 19+. Every W through 7/18. 7-9 pm. $115/ resident; $143.75/non-resident. 347-3900; sugarsandpark.org Thursday - 6/14 - Red, White & Blue: Summer Chefs Series at Chez Jean-Pierre, 132 N County Rd, Palm Beach. Exclusive 3-course luncheon & intimate conversation. Held again 6/28. 12:30 pm. $75. Reservations: 805-8562; fourarts.org 6/14 - Sharpen Your Mind with Brain Training Apps at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1-2:30 pm. Free. 3937906; myboca.us/957/Library 6/14 - Concert: Paul Anthony at Highland Beach Library Community Room, 3618 S Ocean Blvd. 5 pm. Free. 278-5455; highlandbeach.us 6/14 - The Next Generation Road Rascals Car Show at Lake Worth Casino Building & Beach Complex, 10 S Ocean Blvd. 2nd Th 6-9 pm. email@example.com 6/14 - Open Reading Night at School of Creative Arts/Crest Studios at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. Listen or sign up to read from an original work (published or unpublished). All levels welcome. Read for 10-15 minutes then open discussion (not critique). 2nd Th 6:30-8:30 pm. Free. 7423244; oldschoolsquare.org 6/14 - The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Part of Novel Idea Book Club. Adults. 7-8 pm. Free. 393-7852; myboca.us/957/ Library 6/14 - Mod 27 at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 8-10 pm. $15. 450-6357; artsgarage.org 6/14-15 - Boca Screening: Finding Vivian Maier (2013 NR) at Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. Th 6-7:30 pm; F 2-3:30 pm. Free w/museum admission. 392-2500; bocamuseum. org
Friday - 6/15 - Father’s Day Party at Boynton Beach Senior Center, 1021 S Federal Hwy. 1-3 pm. $3/advance; $5/at the door. 742-6570; boynton-beach.org 6/15 - Friday Oldies Night with The Joey Dale Band at The Pavilion Grille, 301 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. 6 pm dinner; 8 pm showtime/ dancing. $10/includes house drink. 912-0000; paviliongrille.com 6/15 - Music on the Rocks: Wonderama at Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Food, snacks, beverages available for purchase. 3rd F 6-10 pm through Jun. Free. 600-9097; catchboynton.com 6/15 - Summer in the City Concert Series: Crazy Fingers - Grateful Dead Tribute at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Bring chairs, blanket; chairs for rent $5. No outside food/beverage. 7 pm doors open; 8 pm show. Free. 393-7890; mizneramp.com Saturday - 6/16 - Hillsboro Lighthouse Tour: Cousteau Day Tour meets at Sands Harbor Resort and Marina, north side, 125 N Riverside Dr, Pompano Beach. Visitors park in Pompano Beach City Parking (fee required) across from Sands Harbor. Look for lighthouse tour table beginning at 8:30 am. Transportation is only by tour boat. First boat departs 9 am. Last boat returns 3 pm. USCG regulations require closed-toe flat shoes with rubber soles to climb lighthouse. Children must be accompanied by an adult and a minimum of 48” tall to climb the tower. No pets allowed. 8:30 am-4 pm. $35 transportation fee. 954-9422102; hillsborolighthouse.org/tours 6/16 - Workshop: Building Impressive Stories with Character-WantedHowever-Ongoing Exercise part of Florida Authors Academy Workshop at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. Instructor Christopher Hawke. 10 am. Registration: $25. 279-7790; murderonthebeach.com 6/16 - Civic Center's Last Dance at Boynton Beach Civic Center, 128 E Ocean Ave. Dance away the day to live bands at the Civic Center's last dance. The Civic Center will be demolished soon after as part of the new Town Square project. Noon-6 pm. Free. 742-6000; firstname.lastname@example.org 6/16 - The Way of Tea: Sado Demonstration at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Seishin-an Teahouse, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Observe an ever-changing tea ceremony demonstration rich in sensational subtleties. Noon, 1:30 pm & 3 pm. $5 w/pd museum admission. 495-0233 x210; morikami. org
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AT22 Community Calendar 6/16 - Photo Apps for Beginners at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1-2:30 pm. Free. 393-7906; myboca.us/957/ Library 6/16 - Rockin’ Movies & Docs: Sid and Nancy (R) at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 4-6:30 pm. Free. 393-7906; myboca.us/957/Library 6/16 - Drum Circle at Veterans Park Gazebo, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. 3rd Sat 7-10 pm. Free. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 6/16 - It Gets Better at Kravis Center Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. Part of PEAK Performance Series. 7:30 pm. $32. 832-7469; kravis.org 6/16 - Live in Central Park (Revisited): Bocelli and Friends at Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. 8-10 pm. $55-$65. 243-7922; oldschoolsquare. org 6/16 - Sean Chambers Band Live at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 8-10 pm. $30-$45. 450-6357; artsgarage.org
Sunday - 6/17 - Father’s Day 6/17 - Annual Downtown Drive Car Show at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 9 am-3 pm. Free. 393-7890; myboca. us/826/Mizner-Park-Amphitheater 6/17 - Father’s Day Free Museum Admission at Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. noon-5 pm. 392-2500; bocamuseum.org 6/17 - Discover Opera: Origins of Opera at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 3-4:30 pm. Free. 393-7906; myboca. us/957/Library 6/17 - Sunday on the Waterfront: U.S. Stones - Tribute to The Rolling Stones at Meyer Amphitheatre, 105 Evernia St, West Palm Beach. Family friendly. 4-7 pm. Free. 822-1515; wpb.org Monday - 6/18 - Celebrate Arbor Day at Lyman Kayak Park, 122 N Lake Dr, Lantana. Celebrate the day by planting a Buttonwood Tree. 9:30 am. Free. 540-5754; lantana.org Tuesday - 6/19 - Movies with Mykal: Certain Women (2016 - R) at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Adults. 2 pm. Free. Registration: 266-0194; delraylibrary.org 6/19 - Professional Development with Social Media at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 6-7:30 pm. Free. 393-7852; myboca.us/957/Library 6/19 - Florida Native Plant Society at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N Military Tr, West Palm Beach. Speaker Laurie Albrecht: Hurricane Preparation. 7-9:30 pm. Free. 2473677; palmbeach.fnpschapters.org 6/19 - Stuart School of Music in Concert at Harriet Himmel Theater, 700 S Rosemary Ave, West Palm Beach. Part of Kretzer Piano Music Foundation’s Music for the Mind Concert Series. 7 pm. $10/adult; $5/student. 748-0036; kretzerpiano.com 6/19 - FAU Astronomical Observatory public viewing day at Florida Atlantic University Science & Engineering Building 4th floor, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton. 1st F & 3rd T 7 pm. Free. 297-STAR; physics.fau.edu/observatory 6/19-21 - The iPhone Workshop with John J. Lopinot at The Society of The Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. 10 am-1 pm. $425/ series. Reservations: 805-8562; fourarts.org
The COASTAL STAR Wednesday - 6/20 - United States Citizenship: 100 Questions at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 10:30 am-noon. Free. 393-7852; myboca.us/957/ Library 6/20 - League of Women Voters Hot Topic Luncheon: State of the County by Verdenia Baker at Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Blvd, Atlantis. 11 am registration; 11:30 am-1 pm lunch. $25/advance; $35/at the door. 276-4898; lwvpbc.org 6/20 - Literary Lectures: Peter Stamm at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1-2:30 pm. Free. 393-7852; myboca. us/957/Library 6/20 - Highland Beach Coastal Democratic Club at Highland Beach Library, 3618 S Ocean Blvd. 3rd W 6:30 pm. Free. 272-6280 Thursday - 6/21 - Civic Engagement: Best Practices for Activism at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1-2:30 pm. Free. 393-7852; myboca.us/957/Library 6/21 - Art After Dark/Summer of Rainbows! Pride Celebration at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. 5-9 pm. Free. 832-5196; norton.org 6/21 - Discover a New Listening Experience: Experimental Glam Rock at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 7-8 pm. Free. 393-7852; myboca.us/957/ Library 6/21 - Static Momentum with Ben Childs’ Killbillies at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 8-11 pm. $10-$12. 450-6357; artsgarage.org Friday - 6/22 - Exhibition: Decor: Ceramic Vessels & Painting at Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach. Exhibit runs through 7/6 during regular hours. Free. 8321776; armoryart.org 6/22 - Adult Class: Dancing Through the Decades at Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, 2240 N Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach. 6-8:30 pm. $5/ person. 742-6221; boynton-beach.org 6/22 - Summer in the City Concert Series: 80’s Throwback Game Night at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Grown-up game night fun: LED ping pong, mini golf, life-sized lawn games, food trucks, live DJ spinning favorites from the ‘80s. 7 pm. Free. 393-7890; mizneramp.com Saturday - 6/23 - Write Your Memoir Story: Here’s What Happened! part of Florida Authors Academy Workshop at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. Instructor Brenda Serotte. 10 am. Registration: $25. 279-7790; murderonthebeach.com 6/23 - Delray Beach Children’s Garden 2nd Annual Fruit Festival at 137 SW 2nd Ave. Taste samples of exotic/tropical fruits, more. 1 pm. Free/child under 12; $5/non-member. delraybeachchildrensgarden.org 6/23 - Rockin’ Movies & Docs: The Harder They Come (R) at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 4-6:30 pm. Free. 3937906; myboca.us/957/Library 6/23 - Roar & Pour 2018: A Night at the Zoo at Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach. Explore the zoo, enjoy zookeeper talks, live music, cash bar, food for purchase. 4th Sat May through Aug 4:30-9 pm. $9.95$14.95/adult; $6.95-$11.95/child 3-12; free/ under age 3. 547-9453; palmbeachzoo.org 6/23 - Eliot Lewis of Hall & Oates and Live From Daryl’s House with Special Guest Brian Dunne at The Funky Biscuit, 303 SE
Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton. 5 pm doors open; 8 pm show. $20-$35. 465-3946; funkybiscuit.com 6/23 - Concert: Margarita Shevchenko: Schubert & Chopin at Steinway Piano Gallery, 7940 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton. 7:30 pm. $25/advance; $30/at the door. 573-0644; pianolovers.org 6/23 - GOT+1 (Gianni Organ Trio) at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 8-10 pm. $30-$45. 450-6357; artsgarage.org
Sunday - 6/24 - Dixieland/Hot Jazz Session at Boca Raton Shrine Club, 601 Clint Moore Rd. Glyn Dryhurst’s Dixieland Jazz Band. 1-4 pm. $5/member; $10/non-member. 954-651-0970; hagsjazz.com 6/24 - Mark Telesca Band at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 7 pm. $10-$15. 4506357; artsgarage.org 6/24 - Summer in the City Concert Series: FAU Summer Concert Band at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Bring chairs, blanket; chairs for rent $5. No outside food/beverage. 7 pm. Free. 393-7890; mizneramp.com Monday - 6/25 – The Country Husband by John Cheever part of Great Books group at Boynton Beach City Library, 208 S Seacrest Blvd. 10-11:30 am. Free. 742-6390; boyntonlibrary. org 6/25 - The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash part of Afternoon Book Group at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. 1 pm. Free. 2660194; delraylibrary.org Tuesday - 6/26 - Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue part of Book Club discussion by Friends of Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 10:30 am-noon. Free. 3937968; myboca.us/957/Library 6/26 - VIBE: Delray’s Hottest Jam Session at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 8-10 pm. $5/person. 450-6357; artsgarage.org 6/26-28 - Guest Artist Workshops: Japanese Traditional Music at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Adults. T-Th 3-5 pm. $200. Registration: 495-0233 x210; morikami. org Wednesday - 6/27 - Celebrate Bernstein at 100 at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. 2 pm. Free. Registration: 2660194; delraylibrary.org Thursday - 6/28 - Art After Dark/Artist Tour: Phillip Estlund at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. 5-9 pm. Free. 832-5196; norton.org 6/28 - Canvas & Cocktails at Old School Square Studio 6, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. Create art; enjoy wine, craft beer, signature cocktail. Last Th 7-9 pm. $36/ includes materials & one drink ticket. 243-7922; oldschoolsquare.org Friday - 6/29 - Opening Reception at Artists’ Guild Gallery, 2910 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton. Wine/dessert. 6-8 pm. Free. 278-7877; bocaguild.com 6/29 - Summer in the City Concert Series: The Rocket Man Show - Elton John Tribute at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Bring chairs, blanket; chairs for rent $5. No outside food/beverage. 7 pm doors open; 8 pm show. Free. 393-7890; mizneramp. com 6/29-30 - Sean’s Dance Factory Presents Big Bang XXII at Kravis Center Rinker
4th of July Note: Events are current as of 5/25. Please check with organizers for any changes.
Delray Beach July 4th Celebration at A1A & Atlantic Avenue. Sandcastle contest, live entertainment, kids’ corner, flag-raising ceremony, fireworks. 5-9:30 pm. Free. julyfourthdelraybeach.com 4th on Flagler at 101 S Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach. Games, music, fireworks, more. 5-10 pm. Free. visitwpb.com Boca Raton Fabulous Fourth Celebration at Spanish River Athletic Facility at de Hoernle Park, 1000 NW Spanish River Blvd. Family activities, live band, fireworks. Free trolley from Boca Corporate Center. 6:30-9:30 pm. Free. 393-7807; myboca.us Lantana July 4th Celebration at Bicentennial Park, 321 E Ocean Ave. 6:30-9:30 pm. Firewords and more. Free. 540-500; lantana.org 4th of July Festival at Intracoastal Park, 2240 N Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach. New Horizons Band and Never Stop Believin’, fireworks, food for purchase; family activities. No pets or personal fireworks permitted. Free parking & shuttle 5-10:30 pm from Hester Center (1901 N Seacrest Blvd). 6:30-10:30 pm. Free. 742-6640; boynton-beach.org Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. Part of PEAK Performance Series. Sat 2:30 pm; F/Sat 7 pm. Tickets start at $25. 8327469; kravis.org Saturday - 6/30 - Workshop: Mastering Plot Twists part of Florida Authors Academy Workshop at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. Instructor Jane Cleland. 10 am. Registration: $25. 279-7790; murderonthebeach.com 6/30 - Adult Art Class: Handpainted Fedoras at Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, 2240 N Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach. All mediums, styles, levels welcome. Held again 7/28 & 8/25 1-3 pm. $29/resident; $35/non-resident. 7426221; boynton-beach.org 6/30 - Rockin’ Movies & Docs: Gimme Danger (R) at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 4-6:30 pm. Free. 393-7906; myboca.us/957/Library 6/30 - Concert: Mario Zelaya & Feruza Dadabaeva at Steinway Piano Gallery, 7940 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton. 4 pm. $25. 454-9469; steinwaybocaraton.com 6/30 - Jodi Miller at Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Part of Summer Comedy Series. 8 pm. $23-$45. 844672-2849; miznerparkculturalcenter.com 6/30 - Selwyn Birchwood at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 8-10 pm. $25-$40. 450-6357; artsgarage.org 6/30-7/1 - Guest Artist Workshops: Japanese Traditional Music at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Adults. Beginner 9 am-12:30 pm; Intermediate 1:30-5 pm. $200. Registration: 495-0233 x210; morikami.org
Sunday - 7/1 - Kelly Green Trio at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 7-9 pm. $25-$40. 450-6357; artsgarage.org Tuesday - 7/3 - Cloud Computing: Storage, Productivity & Entertainment Intermediate Level at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1-2:30 pm. Free. 393-7852; myboca.us/957/Library 7/3 - Lake Worth Star-Spangled Band Showcase at Cultural Plaza, 414 Lake Ave. In
partnership w/The Nine Society. Winner performs at July 4th concert. 5 pm bands start; 10 pm winner announced. Free. 533-7395; lakeworth.org Wednesday - 7/4 - Fourth of July Thursday - 7/5 - Beginner’s Laptop & Internet at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1-2:30 pm. Free. 393-7852; myboca.us/957/Library 7/5-8 - Flashdance The Musical at Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave. Runs through 7/22. Sat/Sun 2 pm; Th-Sat 8 pm. $23-$27/preview night; $38/opening night; $29-$35/regular show; $60-$72/dinner & show package. 5866410; lakeworthplayhouse.org Friday - 7/6 - Canasta Class at Rutherford Community Center, 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Basic techniques: how to count points, keep score, play of the hand. Couples and singles welcome. Each player required to purchase 4 decks of cards (2 red, 2 blue) + canasta tray, bring to first class. Every F through 7/27 10 am-noon. $50/resident; $63/nonresident. 367-7035; myboca.us 7/6 - First Friday Art Walk: 6X6 at Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. Current exhibits, wine/cheese, then make your way to other participating galleries on Atlantic Avenue, in Pineapple Grove, Artists Alley. Held again 8/3. 6-9 pm. Free. 243-7922; oldschoolsquare.org 7/6 - Palm Beach Chamber Music 2018 Festival: July Sizzle at Palm Beach Atlantic University Persson Recital Hall, 326 Acacia Rd, West Palm Beach. Held again 7/13, 20 & 27. 7:30 pm. $25/person; $85/4 concert season. 5471070; pbcmf.org 7/6 - Community Jam Dance at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Adults. 1st F 7:30-10 pm. $5. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 7/6 - Garage Queens: Twelve Queens. Four Months. A Competition for the Title of Garage Queen! at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 1st F through Sep 8-10 pm. $15$25. 450-6357; artsgarage.org 7/6 - Movies in the Park at Ocean Avenue Amphitheatre, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Food/beverages available for purchase. 1st F Oct -Jun 8:30 pm. Free. 600-9093; catchboynton.com 7/6-8 - Cabaret at Florida Atlantic University Studio One Theatre, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton. Runs through 7/22. F/Sat 7 pm; Sat/Sun 2 pm. $25/adult; $12/student w/ID. 800-745-3000; fauevents.com Saturday - 7/7 - Orchid Trilogy in South Florida at Mounts Botanical Garden Auditorium, 531 N Military Tr, West Palm Beach. Instructor Sandi Jones. Held again 7/14 & 21. 10 am-1 pm. 1 class $40/member, $45/non-member; 3 classes $95/member, $105/non-member. 2331757; mounts.org 7/7 - Workshop: Dialogue: The Voices in Your Head part of Florida Authors Academy Workshop at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. Instructor Elaine Viets. 10 am. Registration: $25. 279-7790; murderonthebeach.com 7/7 - Black Movie Experience (BMX): Finding Fela at Williams Cottage, 170 NW 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 1st Sat 1-4 pm. $10. 2798883; spadymuseum.org 7/7 - Decluttering at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1-2:30 pm. Free. 393-7852; myboca.us/957/Library 7/7 - Rockin’ Movies & Docs: Control (R) at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 4-6:30 pm. Free. 393-7906; myboca. us/957/Library 7/7 - Eric Darius at The Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton. 5 pm doors open; 8 pm show. $40-$60. 465-3946; funkybiscuit.com 7/7 - Marlow Rosado at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 8-10 pm. $30-$45. 4506357; artsgarage.org
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The oceanfront mansion has luxury with the amenities of a prestigious resort.
The 50-foot pool is a focal centerpiece of the property. It offers ocean views and a spillover spa.
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ompleted in 1998, this palatial eight-bedroom residence with 8.5 baths encompasses 21,000 total square feet throughout the three floors of living area. The oceanfront estate is 17 feet above sea level and is sited on 1.3 acres with 130 feet of unobstructed beachfront. Alongside the ocean are a 50-foot pool with spillover spa, an expansive loggia and open terraces to accentuate outdoor entertainment. The approach, through an allĂŠe of cypress trees, a gate entry, guardhouse and spacious brick motor court with five-car garage, affords maximum privacy for the homeowner. Inside are a soaring foyer with inlaid flooring and an impressive double staircase. Additionally, the first floor has a two-story gallery that opens to the oceanfront loggia, a banquet-sized dining hall, billiards room, The billiards room includes a rosetheater, office, a twowood fireplace and bar. story library, wine tasting room, bar, the chef's kitchen, an oceanfront family room and the oceanfront grand master suite. The second and third floors feature more bedrooms (two of which are master suites with private terraces), a fitness area with glass windows for an ocean view, a sundeck and the separate, self-contained staff/guest apartment with two bedrooms, kitchen, living area, bath and storage. $21,900,000. For a personal showing, call Pascal Liguori, Premier Estate Properties, 561-278-0100. email@example.com.
ABOVE: The oceanfront living space combines twostory grandeur with cozy nooks and sitting areas. LEFT: The groundfloor grand master suite also offers spectacular views of the Atlantic.
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