Serving Highland Beach and Coastal Boca Raton
Volume 12 Issue 7
Along the Coast
Pedestrians have new tool to catch A1A drivers’ eye By Rich Pollack
Clayton Peart of Universal Beach Services rakes sargassum into the sand on Delray Beach’s beach. The sargassum, which began to arrive in February, helps preserve the beach and protect and nourish sea turtles. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star
Sargassum more friend than foe
Influx may be ‘new normal,’ force beachgoers to adapt By Cheryl Blackerby Scientists say sargassum, a goldenbrown seaweed, is overwhelmingly a beneficial and essential part of the environment. But what had been a small scattering of seaweed in summer months years ago is now piles of seaweed arriving on beaches starting in winter. When the sargassum rolled onto Florida beaches in early February, some snowbirds were irate. The seaweed is ugly, it smells, it brings
plastic and other trash tangled in the mats, say beach residents, and it mars the white beaches that are Florida’s tourism bread and butter. Others are worried that the seaweed is disturbing turtle nests. So far it hasn’t. To make matters worse, a new species of sargassum is piling up on South Florida’s beaches, and that isn’t good news for beachgoers. Scientists have confirmed there are now three species of sargassum coming from two places, not just the traditional species originating in the Sargasso Sea — which means there’s a lot more of it. Two species ride the currents from the Sargasso Sea in the North Atlantic to
Florida, but the third species comes from the equatorial Atlantic. This sargassum, which has thicker mats and broader leaves, first arrived in 2011, the result of an enormous, unprecedented seaweed bloom that now stretches from Brazil to Africa and up to the Caribbean and Florida. “This seems to be somewhat of a new normal, and we don’t know how long it might go on. But the world is changing,” said Dr. Amy Siuda, assistant professor of marine science at Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory, Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. “It likely has to do with climate change, and we have to adapt as humans to these changes. Unfortunately, See SARGASSUM on page 10
In its never-ending battle to make crosswalks safer, Highland Beach is finally waving the flag. But it’s not a white flag of surrender, it’s an orange one — actually many orange ones. Beginning later this month, residents and visitors wanting to cross State Road A1A at the town’s south end can activate a flashing yellow light and then improve their visibility to motorists by waving a neon orange crosswalk flag. “It’s kind of unique and fun,” said Town Manager Marshall Labadie. “If it works out we’ll roll it out throughout the town.” Labadie said that along with the 24 new flags, which have Highland Beach’s logo on them, there will be a sign with instructions reminding pedestrians that they still must follow common-sense guidelines when crossing the road. While the crosswalk flags may be new to coastal municipalities in Palm Beach County, they are not new to Florida. They’re used on the state’s west coast as well as in Fort Lauderdale and St. Augustine Beach. The crosswalk in front of the St. Andrews Club in Gulf Stream also has flags, thanks to a suggestion from a club member. In Fort Lauderdale, the flags are used on Las Olas Boulevard. In St. Augustine Beach, which shares much in common with Highland See FLAG on page 13
Boca Raton Resort & Club’s final sales price nearly $900 million By Mary Hladky
Billionaire Michael S. Dell acquired the Boca Raton Resort & Club, which will continue to be managed by Hilton under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand. Photo provided
In the largest property deal in Palm Beach County history, billionaire Michael S. Dell has acquired the Boca Raton Resort & Club for nearly $900 million. MSD Partners, Dell’s investment advisory
THE NUMBERS ARE IN Interpreting newly
released census, property value and crime figures. Pages 14-15
firm, announced an agreement to buy the club from Blackstone Group on April 22. While the company did not disclose a sale price, deeds made public two days after the deal closed on June 4 totaled $461.6 million. See RESORT on page 13
Summer dining deals
Hungry? Area restaurants are offering specials that help you beat the heat. Page AT1
Delray grapples with transition to ‘bar town’ late at night. Page 19
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A summer snowstorm in South Palm Beach
ho says it doesn’t snow in June? At South Palm Beach’s June 18 workshop meeting, I watched a town get snowed under so deep that resident “snowbirds” will see Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office cars and uniforms patrolling their 5/8ths of a mile stretch of A1A when they return next winter — and for the next 10 years. The “this isn’t a sales pitch” sales pitch from PBSO created a paralyzing white-out for both residents and the Town Council. How could anyone shovel against the desires of their beloved police officers, the dazzling benefits of PBSO and potential budget savings? The drifts were so high that no one asked hard questions, and by the end of the evening even anti-big-government residents were embracing big government. It’s possible council members asked difficult questions while touring PBSO’s state-of-the-art communications center earlier in the month. But, at the June workshop no one questioned the impassioned pleas of South Palm Beach officers for the better pay and benefits package it seems only PBSO can offer. No one asked the officers why they hadn’t already interviewed and been hired by PBSO if these were their dream jobs. With so many officers added for school district security since the Parkland murders, there’s no shortage of law enforcement jobs in the area — but these are competitive. The promise of “the same officers just in different uniforms” may fall apart once all officers are required to meet PBSO hiring standards for road patrol positions. Time will tell. At the workshop, the blizzard conditions increased with the razzle-dazzle of all the amazing resources the PBSO has to offer. Has no one paid attention to their county tax bill? Fortyseven percent of the county’s general fund budget goes to the sheriff’s office. It’s a number that seems to increase each year as the PBSO absorbs more
police departments. Taxpayers in South Palm Beach are already paying for homicide investigators, marine patrols and helicopters. The PBSO has always responded when needed in South Palm Beach. The investigation into the fatal car accident on A1A in January is in the hands of PBSO’s traffic homicide division. If you haven’t seen a marine patrol boat lately it’s likely because PBSO moved its marine patrol headquarters out of the Boynton Inlet several years ago. But if a boat filled with drugs or refugees washes up, trust me, marine patrol will arrive and there will be helicopters. PBSO deputies are some of the very best and I have no doubt that every officer working in South Palm Beach will continue to protect and serve. But when the majority of a town’s personnel are assigned to an outside agency, it’s hard to imagine there won’t be an erosion of home rule. If a town’s law enforcement team no longer needs to ask management and elected officials for resources each budget season and no longer needs to stay in their good graces to remain employed, you’ve simply traded home rule for a big contract with an outside agency — one with its own rules, procedures and hiring and firing protocols. The days of council members having their favorite sources within the Police Department will end when it’s the sheriff who is providing their salaries, equipment and benefits. Each of our coastal municipalities is facing budget concerns about liability insurance costs, pension plan expenditures and ongoing maintenance of equipment. But with home sales back at pre-bust highs, and new construction and tax revenues on the rise, let’s hope these other cities and towns are able to push back against any unexpected snowstorms for a very long time. — Mary Kate Leming, Editor
Music, people, good vibes are all healing medicine for Arts Garage volunteer By Stephen Moore
Harry Valentine’s love affair with the Arts Garage began a year and a half ago when he was wandering around downtown Delray Beach and heard music coming from the venue. “It was the music that first attracted me to the place,” he said. He stood outside for a while taking in the tunes and thought about going inside. One of the employees had seen him there and called House Manager Suzanne Haley, suggesting she might have another volunteer out front. “I just went inside to check it out,” Valentine said. “The manager came out and invited me in to listen to the music.” He started volunteering that night. But there is more to this relationship. Valentine, who lives in coastal Boca Raton, credits the people at the Arts Garage for helping him deal with a debilitating condition and giving him a “second family” that supports him. He has multiple chemical sensitivity, a disorder that leaves the body susceptible to scents, smells and aromas that could send someone with the condition to the hospital or leave him bedridden. The symptoms people report include headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, congestion, itching, sneezing, sore throat, chest pain, changes in heart rhythm, breathing problems, gas, confusion, trouble concentrating, memory problems and mood changes. Possible triggers that set off symptoms include tobacco smoke, auto exhaust, perfume, insecticide, new carpet and chlorine. There are no universally accepted treatments for multiple chemical sensitivity. Valentine receives acupuncture treatments and physical therapy, has sessions with a chiropractor and occasionally has to breathe with an oxygen tank. Sometimes, he uses a walker. Valentine and his wife of 12 years are divorcing. They had been together for 14 years. She was his primary caregiver. “It’s now the people who attract me to this place,” said Valentine, 73. “They keep it fresh. There is just a lot of good energy and I guess because I have been so isolated, folks here sort of become a second family to me.” Marjorie Waldo, president and CEO of the Arts Garage, says Valentine is amazing. “I had no idea he was ill,” she said. “I saw him working as hard or harder than any volunteer. He’s here to the last minute.” When Waldo decided to do a promotional video featuring the people who work behind the scenes, Valentine was asked to be part of it.
Harry Valentine of coastal Boca Raton says people at the Arts Garage are like family to him. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star
NOMINATE SOMEONE TO BE A COASTAL STAR Send a note to news@ thecoastalstar.com or call 337-1553. “We wanted to highlight what is behind the curtain,” Waldo said, “some of the heart of the Arts Garage. So we made a list of people who could tell the story of the other side of the Arts Garage, and that is when I found out about his illness and I was blown away. He told me we were one of the reasons he was not in assisted living. He was energized by what we do and finds so much joy here. It is so moving to me.” Valentine doesn’t let his condition get in the way of hard work. He volunteers when he can and is considered one of the most reliable Arts Garage workers. “Thank God for Harry,” said fellow worker Joyce Winston, who has volunteered at the Arts Garage for nine years. “He is a hard worker, helpful and very conscientious. I know about his illness, but he handles it well.” With two master’s degrees, one from Harvard in public administration, Valentine was used to giving orders rather than taking them as chief of examinations for the state of Maryland. He retired in 1996 and moved to Boca Raton for
health reasons. “I welcome the opportunity to represent the Arts Garage. They have a really good air quality,” Valentine said. His duties typically include getting to work early to deal with chairs, tablecloths, changing batteries, setting up the concessions, escorting patrons to their seats, helping people with disabilities with whatever they need and handing out programs. “Things can change and I am hopeful about my situation,” he said. “But there are people much worse than I am.” And things are changing for Valentine. Last month he went swimming in the ocean for the first time in five years. “I’ve been trying to get up to swimming again,” he said. “I live right across the street from the beach. Usually I need someone to be around if I go swimming, so yesterday it was calm and I just dove right in. I didn’t go far, but I did dive in. There is a Spanish saying that applies to me. Poco a poco.” In English it means little by little. Ú The Arts Garage, at 94 NE 2nd Ave. in Delray Beach, delivers innovative, diverse and accessible visual and performing arts experiences to the South Florida community. For more information about volunteering, call 450-6357 or visit www. artsgarage.org.
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Survey to gauge what extra features park users want By Mary Hladky
Boca Raton residents are passionate about parks and recreation and now are getting a chance to speak out on how the city can improve what it offers them. To start assessing how best to meet the parks and recreation desires of residents, the city’s Recreation Services Department and the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District are splitting the nearly $100,000 cost of hiring PROS Consulting to survey residents on what they want before developing a plan and cost figures. That effort kicked off on June 13 when city and Beach and Park District residents were invited to offer their thoughts. “I’m excited for our community to work together to brainstorm new and innovative ideas which can be implemented in the next decade,” Recreation Services Director Michael Kalvort said. Attendees’ comments will help PROS Consulting develop a survey that will be sent to all city and Beach and Park District residents in late July. The Beach and Park District encompasses the city and extends beyond the western city limits to Florida’s Turnpike. Residents also will be able to fill out the survey on a BocaReCreates website that will be launched at the same time, or to use the site to make comments and suggestions. Neelay Bhatt, PROS vice president, started meeting with stakeholders, user groups and City Council members and Beach and Park District commissioners in June. He expects to have a plan
in 10-12 months and will present it to residents before it is finalized and goes to the City Council for approval and funding. “The key to any plan is not to have a one-size-fitsall approach,” Bhatt told the nearly 60 residents who attended the June 13 session. The plan will take into account the city’s changing demographics, including a projected 23 percent Hispanic population by 2033. Asked what facilities the city should provide more of, residents ranked as their top picks a special event space and outdoor venue, pool and indoor aquatics facility and a recreation/community center. Nature and outdoor adventure, adult fitness and enrichment and arts programs topped the list of new programs residents want. New amenities they want include kayak launches, more trails and bike lanes and Wi-Fi in the parks. When asked their top priorities, the choices were an aquatics facility, a fully equipped recreation center that included features such as climbing walls, more pickleball courts and bike trails and upgrades to Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. One resident lamented that she had expected more people to attend the meeting, given the importance of parks and recreation to many residents. Kalvort said the meeting had been promoted on the city’s website and on social media, and notices were available at all city facilities and summer camps. He said he was happy with the turnout, and Bhatt agreed it was a strong showing for an issue that is not controversial. Ú
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Cost prompts council to request new plan for government campus By Mary Hladky
Plans for a new downtown government campus will be scaled back now that City Council members have balked at a consultant’s proposal that would cost at least $200 million. Song + Associates unveiled two options in December for a new campus that would replace the current city hall, police department and community center. The consultant had not calculated the cost at that time. Now the number is in, and council members are stunned. “Our eyes were bigger than our stomachs. … The price tag gave me sticker shock,” council member Andy Thomson said at a May 28 workshop meeting. “We probably took on more than we can chew…,” said council member Andrea O’Rourke. “$200 million is a very big number.” “We need to figure how to cut it back to make it more palatable,” said council member Monica Mayotte. Council members still see a need to replace buildings on the 30-acre, city-owned site that are old, outdated and far too small for the growing city. But they directed the consultant to pull back the reins and divide the project into phases. Song + Associates has tweaked its proposal since December but not made major changes. Space in the new city hall, police department and community center would be about double what now exists, and two 600-space parking garages and a small retail or multipurpose building would be added to the site. The Downtown Library and Boca Raton Children’s Museum would remain unchanged at their current locations. City Hall, located on West Palmetto Park Road, would be moved to the western edge of the site and would face east, fronted by a public plaza. Green space would be preserved, giving the city the ability to expand again in the future. The consultant’s proposal was based on what residents, who were surveyed in 2017, wanted included and excluded in the campus. For example, a majority wanted existing ballfields and a tennis center moved out of the site. In all, the consultant’s proposal would cost
A photo in the June edition of student dancers at The Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton gave the wrong name of the performance. The dancers were performing the classical ballet Raymonda.
$196.8 million, not including road changes that could cost another $20 million. Council members first showed their discomfort in April when City Manager Leif Ahnell told them about the projected cost during their annual two-day retreat to discuss goals for the coming year. They agreed to discuss the matter further at the workshop meeting. But much remains unresolved, including which buildings would be constructed first. Also undecided is whether two garages are needed, proposed road reconfigurations should be done and ballfields, playground and tennis center added to the campus. Ú
Boca Raton’s proposed government campus carried a $200 million price tag. Rendering provided
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Hunger is a year-round problem As Palm Beach County public schools break for the summer, it’s important to remember that not every student looks forward to days away from school. In fact, one in four children doesn’t know where they will get their next meal. Palm Beach County is the 10th-largest school district in the country, and more than 60 percent of our students qualify
for free or reduced-price lunch. For many, breakfast and lunch at school may be the only meals they eat. In 2018, Palm Beach County Food Bank served more than 3,600 children with our Food4OurKids program. Yearround, we fill nutritional gaps that children face during school vacations and weekends. As many of us schedule activities
during the summer, please remember that hunger is a yearround problem. Your continued support of Palm Beach County Food Bank is greatly needed and always appreciated. For more information, please visit www.pbcfoodbank.org. Marti LaTour, Board Chair, Palm Beach County Food Bank
Warm handoff or cold bodies?
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In April, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced $26 million in additional federal funding for Florida’s State Opioid Response Project. The project aims to reduce opioid deaths, prevent opioid abuse among youth, and increase recovery services and access to treatment. That last part needs to be a top priority of the project. Recovery services and access to quality care
— specifically, equitable access to care — needs to become a hallmark of every comprehensive opioid response program, so that those who have overdosed don’t experience a revolving door from ambulance to emergency room and back to the street. America has the best substance abuse treatment in the world, but it is strongly correlated to socioeconomic status. Doctors,
judges, lawyers, pilots, nurses and numerous other professionals all have access to resources that allow for treatment plus continuing follow-up care to prevent relapse. But when it comes to those with less money or fewer professional resources, our system defaults to bury people in prison, or directly in the ground. If we want to see systemic change, we need our hospitals’ leadership to empower our medical professionals with “warm handoff” programs. We achieved this before in mental health, and we can do it again with substance use disorders. If a patient shows up with self-inflicted cuts, he or she will go from the ER to a follow-up system that includes 72 hours of safe, supportive services, a lethality assessment with medical professionals, and referral to appropriate care. The American Medical Association has classified substance use disorder as a disease for over half a century. And yet somehow, even with tens of thousands of cases over the last decade of overdose victims being expeditiously discharged from emergency rooms, only to often turn up dead a short while later, we still don’t classify medically dying and being resurrected with lifesaving medication, like naloxone, as “self-harm.” Until we classify killing oneself via overdose — even with reversal — as self-harm, we’re going to see our death toll, already at more than 70,000 Americans per year, continue to rise. Probably the single most important step toward saving lives on the front lines is seeding hospital systems’ boards of directors and trustees with individuals who have a comprehensive knowledge of substance use disorders and mental health concerns. Boards with this knowledge can advocate for systemic protocols that allow for effective warm handoff to treatment. The EMS first responders know the current system is broken. So do the doctors, nurses and the families who end up burying those same patients. Hospital systems are a critical stakeholder in addressing the leading cause of death for Americans under age 55. It’s unconscionable that we haven’t addressed this glaring systemic deficiency in a meaningful way by 2019. Andrew Burki, Chief Public Policy Officer, Hanley Foundation
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First walls of City Center rise in Town Square project By Jane Smith After 20 years of talking and planning, another three hours of delays seemed appropriate as residents waited to watch the first City Center wall go up in the Town Square project that officials hope will create a downtown for Boynton Beach. “It’s like waiting for Christmas,” said Allan Hendricks, a landscape architect who lives in Boynton Beach. He was waiting for the 330-ton crane to slog across the muddy field on a rainy mid-June morning. Thuy Shutt, assistant director of the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, amazed a small group with her knowledge of concrete and how prefabricated walls can make the building process go quickly. She’s an architect by training. “Everyone in my office asked where I was going,” Shutt said as she rushed out the door for the wall-raising. She was dressed for the rainy weather in black rubber boots. Boynton Beach’s elected leaders and city officials have talked about needing a city center, an official downtown, for about 20 years. Without a downtown plan and incentives, developers went to the Congress Avenue corridor for housing and retail opportunities. The “Tilt Wall” event was promoted on social media and drew a small crowd of adults and children. City and CRA staff attended, including the city manager, library director, public art manager, recreation and parks director and development director. The mayor and two city commissioners were there, along with a past mayor and his wife. “What you’ll see today,” said Colin Groff, assistant city manager in charge of the Town Square project, “are four-story interior walls being raised. Then, the two-story exterior walls will be raised.” They are put together like Tinkertoys, he said. The crane was able to raise an 82-ton, four-story wall by using four long cables that were attached at eight lift points. The City Center will house the Boynton Beach government offices and the city library in a four-story building with 110,000 square feet. The building is part of the $250 million Town Square project, a public-private partnership between Boynton Beach and E2L Real Estate Solutions. The city’s estimated share is $118 million. The 16-acre area is bordered by Boynton Beach Boulevard on the north and Southeast
Second Avenue on the south. The City Center will be finished in May 2020, Groff said. The renovation of the historic high school will be done in October. Its deadline was pushed back so that it won’t open before it can be used for arts and cultural classes and banquets. Right now, the area has limited parking until a six-story garage can be built just south of the City Center. Ú RIGHT: A prefabricated fourstory wall is lifted into place at the site of the old community center, across from the restored high school (far left) and Schoolhouse Children’s Museum. Tim Stepien/ The Coastal Star
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Town considers rules for short-term vacation rentals
By Rich Pollack With state legislation prohibiting local governments from outlawing vacation rentals, Highland Beach town commissioners are instead following the lead of other communities and focusing
efforts on regulating the facilities. The move comes on the heels of efforts this spring by Florida legislators to further limit what restrictions municipalities can place on the short-term rentals. Although those efforts failed, Town Manager Marshall
Labadie and Town Attorney Glen Torcivia say they could come back next year. Commissioners were urged to get a policy on the books now in case legislation blocking local authorities from regulating vacation rentals was approved in the future. “Once we found out we can’t stop vacation rentals, the conversation switched to how can we regulate them to ensure they’re safe,” Labadie said. “We’re doing what we’re allowed to do under state law regarding vacation rentals.” Commissioners are in the process of considering — and refining — a proposed ordinance that Labadie says would allow the town to require the vacation rentals are “safe for use, they don’t become blighted structures and that we have some means to enforce our regulations more clearly on them.” Under the proposed ordinance, which town commissioners approved on first reading July 2, owners of vacation rental properties would each be required to apply for and receive a vacation rental certificate and pay a fee, the amount of which has not been determined. The application would include the name of the property
owner and property manager if different, proof of ownership and a listing of the number of bedrooms in the home as well as available parking spaces. The ordinance also requires that all homes used as vacation rentals meet state building, fire and life safety codes and be in compliance with town zoning codes. The homes must have fire extinguishers and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. In addition, owners would be required to provide a posted notice or a tabbed notebook with information about the maximum allowed occupancy; the town’s noise restrictions, which require quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.; information about the nearest hospital and urgent care center, as well as other health and safety information. While some commissioners are urging tougher restrictions, Torcivia and Commissioner Evalyn David are suggesting caution against going too far. “If you get too aggressive are you infringing on the legislature?” Torcivia asked. David pointed out that legislators made it clear that there are limits to municipal authority when it comes to vacation rentals. “The best we can do is some sort of regulation,” David said.
“Make people register, have a fee and have the ability to fine them if they don’t register.” Commissioner Barry Donaldson said it’s important for the town to take action sooner than later in order to make it more difficult for the state to interfere with the local government’s ability to regulate in its own backyard. “It’s important for us to understand that the overarching principle here is home rule,” he said. “It’s what we’re all about.” Donaldson said that the Florida League of Cities has been concerned about the state’s actions regarding vacation rentals. “To that end it compels us to address this from a life safety standpoint,” he said. “Until the state happens to act, we need to exert our home rule and put something in place.” During discussion of the issue, commissioners heard from one resident who suggested they consider a broader inspection program for all rental units to ensure they meet health and safety standards. While there appeared to be support from some on the commissioner for the idea, the consensus was to bring the issue up at a later date and keep the current focus on vacation rentals. Ú
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Boca Raton By Mary Hladky City Council members have rejected outsourcing residential garbage collection and recycling services. City staff explored the option of contracting with Waste Pro because Boca Raton faces rising costs to provide the services, including the need to buy more garbage trucks and to build a larger garage to house them. Another issue is that the city pays its sanitation workers less than a private company would, and as a result is having trouble hiring and retaining employees. Waste Pro convinced city staff that the company would provide better service at less cost. But residents, sanitation workers and union officials who spoke at the May 29 City Council meeting pleaded to
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keep city trash collection inhouse. “I love working for Boca and the residents love our service we give them. Going private is not the way,” said a 19-year sanitation veteran. His voice broke as he added, “I love this job, I do.” “You will not get the same service,” said a 30-year employee. “Please keep Boca, Boca.” “They do quality work,” said resident Steven Griffith. “I don’t see any reason why we should all of a sudden privatize. … We have a good thing. Let’s try to keep it going.” Council members quickly made what Andrea O’Rourke said was the biggest decision to come before the council. Mayor Scott Singer summed up their consensus: “Don’t mess with success.”
But he conceded that the city now will have to find a way to pay for rising collection costs and better sanitation worker pay. “The city will rise to that challenge,” he said. Council members agreed that the amount the city would save by privatizing was not enough to offset the loss of control over the quality of service provided to residents. And they did not want to give up bragging rights that Boca Raton is a “full-service” city that does not outsource, even though most Florida cities have privatized trash collection. The cost of the city providing the service over the next 15 years would total between $221.3 million and $233.2 million, while the cost of privatizing would range between $216.8 million and $220.4
million, city staff projected. While the cost difference was not substantial, Waste Pro would have provided other benefits. Garbage collection would be six days a week, rather than the city’s four. Waste Pro would collect on every holiday except Christmas and New Year’s, while the city has 11 holiday exceptions. Residents can contact the sanitation department only by phone, while Waste Pro offers phone, website and app communications. The city would have to buy software costing as much as $1 million to match Waste Pro’s online service. The city’s collection vehicles are up to 7 years old and break down frequently, while Waste Pro’s vehicles are 3 years old or less. Waste Pro would have paid the city $2 million for its
Least terns make comeback on beach Boca Raton — June 30
The least tern, a migratory bird threatened with a loss of natural beach habitat, appears to be making a comeback in Boca Raton. This year, for the first time in many seasons, wildlife biologists have spotted at least six tern chicks on Boca Raton’s beach and are optimistic about the future of the local least tern beach colony, one of only two in South Florida. ‘This is a big deal because the least tern is a state threatened species,’ said Natasha Warraich, assistant regional biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, who has been monitoring the colony. ‘It’s exciting that their eggs are actually hatching.’ Two years ago, wildlife biologists spotted a nesting pair of least terns with eggs, but those eggs did not hatch. Warraich said that this year the colony has grown to about 20 pairs and that could mean additional chicks. Survival of the chicks — which still face the threat of predation — could eventually lead to a strengthening of the colony, which appears to migrate to the same beach area in Boca Raton from its winter grounds in Central America. — Rich Pollack TOP: A chick pleads with an adult for food. INSET: A few minutes later, its wish was granted. Photos by Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star
vehicles. City staff talked to many other cities that use Waste Pro, and got good reviews. “Everybody we have talked to talks very well of the services provided by Waste Pro,” said Assistant City Manager Mike Woika. City residents will pay more for trash collection and recycling whether or not the city contracted with Waste Pro. But the higher cost, possibly about 3 percent per year, will start soon now that the city will continue to provide the service. Under Waste Pro, those increases would have been put off for four to seven years. The council’s decision does not affect trash pickup for commercial businesses, which use private haulers, including Waste Pro. Ú
Camino Real bridge closed most of July The Camino Real bridge, scheduled most recently to reopen June 20, is still closed to vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians while construction teams finish a functional inspection of the $8.9 million project. Sandra Ospina, the project engineer for Palm Beach County, said on July 1 that no date was scheduled yet for when work would end. “We do not have a definitive date as of today,” Ospina said. “We are hopeful that the opening will happen towards the end of July.” The bridge closed to land traffic on April 12, 2018. Crews started working nights in mid-May to meet the anticipated June 20 reopening. Ú — Steve Plunkett
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Continued from page 1 that might mean our beaches don’t look the way they used to. We need to figure out how we can use the beaches in a new form.” From the Dune Deck Cafe in Lantana in late June, diners watched 6-foot-wide floating mats of seaweed coming in like an invading army from as far as the eye could see. Swimmers navigated around them, and snorkelers tried not to get underneath the thick tangles. Some want the seaweed hauled off ASAP. Others appreciate the fact that it helps keep expensive sand on the beach and will collect even more sand.
Cleanup can be exhausting
Clayton Peart hears it all. His family has owned Universal Beach Services in Delray Beach since the 1970s. He picks up the sargassum and painstakingly separates the trash from the seaweed, and then takes the plastic and other trash to recycling. But the seaweed can pile up again hours later and certainly by the next day. Beachgoers often give him a thumbs down as he works, not realizing he has permits from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which are looking over his shoulder. He is also working with groups that monitor sea turtles. They text him shortly after dawn when they survey the beaches, mark the turtle nests and give him the OK to start work. “It’s almost like you have to be there around the clock. It’s exhausting,” says Peart. He buries the seaweed in the tideline and fills in low spots where escarpments have been formed by beach erosion.
Universal Services driver Alcides Rodrigues shows a day’s load of trash that he picked up at Delray Beach. On days with lots of trash, a temporary worker helps out. Photo provided He encounters all kinds of trash that comes in with the tide. He has picked up thousands of bottle caps, cigarette butts, plastic in every form, shotgun shells, flares, broken up sailboats, car tires and a rusty all-terrain vehicle. “A couple of days ago, a wedding party left fake flower petals and candles all over the beach,” he says. The party was on Delray Beach. Lately, as he cleans behind condos and hotels from Boca Raton to Palm Beach and other South Florida beaches, he has seen beachgoers picking up trash with him, and he is getting an occasional thumbs up. He asks that the beach cleaners leave it in piles so it’s easier for him to pick up. “People say I’m causing erosion, but it’s the opposite. I am being a caretaker,” he says. Cleanup is expensive, and with more and more sargassum arriving every year it is requiring herculean manpower to keep up with it. The City of Delray Beach pays $79,000 per year for beach cleanup, according to a city agreement. Most agree the seaweed should be buried or removed if it is rotting and emitting noxious
fumes. Scientists are working on ways to use it as biofuel, fertilizer, mulch and food. The other option is to do nothing or just enough to protect turtles and try to educate people about Mother Nature. When it concerns beach-loving tourists, most beachside towns would say that’s not an option. One place that sargassum is left alone is Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys. On Valentine’s Day, the sargassum was 6 inches thick on the Atlantic beaches, but visitors, including French and Italian tourists, didn’t seem bothered by it. They spread beach mats on new golden seaweed, walked the sandy tideline, and photographed seabirds feeding in the seaweed on the beach.
Essential to sea turtles
But these tourists are largely different from those on hotel and condo beaches in Palm Beach County. Those in the state park are there to see nature, which on this visit included sargassum. Rangers tell them the benefits, including that it’s a lifeline for sea turtle hatchlings that travel the ocean on sargassum the first two years of
their lives. “We’ve been pleasantly surprised at people’s reactions after we explain that it’s a natural phenomenon,” says Donald Bergeron, Bahia Honda State Park manager. “We monitor the loggerhead and green turtle nests and haven’t seen any problems with sargassum covering the nests or hatchlings having trouble going over the seaweed. We have cycles of seaweed — it comes in and goes out. Nature takes care of it.” The turtles in Palm Beach County are also faring well in spite of the sargassum. “It’s been a great nesting year so far. We’ve had some of the highest numbers since the 1990s, loggerheads in particular,” says David Anderson, sea turtle conservation coordinator at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton. As of June 29, “we have 605 loggerhead nests and 145 green turtle nests. And we are just getting started with green turtles.” Sargassum potentially can cover nests or impede hatchlings on their path to the ocean, but there have been no problems so far, he says. “The turtles are big animals, with mothers weighing 300 pounds or so. It doesn’t bother them at all. They will plow right through in order to get on the beach.” Turtle monitors are out every day at sunrise to check for mother and hatchling turtles’ tracks on a 5-mile stretch of beach between the Highland Beach border and the border with Deerfield Beach. Nests are checked during the twomonth incubation period, and sargassum is brushed off during the last month if it covers a nest. “Then we text beach rakers and give them the go-ahead. The beach rakers are all well-trained to steer clear of nests,” he says. Anderson and Dr. Siuda want
people to keep in mind that sargassum is essential for sea turtles’ survival in the ocean. Siuda compares sargassum to a coral reef. “Coral reefs are this unique community in the ocean and so is sargassum. It hosts nursery turtles. It serves as a feeding habitat. You’ll find mahi-mahi and tuna around it feeding on the smaller fish, which are feeding on the organisms that live within the sargassum. They’re feeding in the open ocean where food is sparse,” she said.
Thriving in changing seas
Siuda and colleagues discovered the new type of sargassum by finding that the community of organisms living on it was from the equatorial Atlantic. “It has a genetically different population of organisms,” Siuda said. They also found that this particular seaweed does not exist in the Sargasso Sea. “It doesn’t seem to be able to survive. It may be too cold,” she said. This new sargassum appearing on Florida beaches has been in the equatorial Atlantic at least since the 1930s, although research shows it was rare, she said. “And then something changed to allow it to bloom in such abundance. Whether that is increased nutrients from the Amazon or increased upwelling at the equator bringing nutrients to the surface, we don’t know yet,” Siuda said. Meanwhile, beachgoers may need to look at sargassum as far more friend than foe. “If people understand the importance of sargassum in the ocean environment, then they might be a little more understanding of it, and a little more protective of it coming up onto the beaches,” she said. Ú
Four firefighter jobs added, completing replacement of recession cuts By Jane Smith
Delray Beach commissioners agreed to add four firefighter/ paramedics when approving a $1.95 million mid-year budget amendment on June 18. The four firefighter/ paramedics will cost $160,000, said Laura Thezine, acting finance director. The amount covers the entire cost of the firefighters for the rest of the budget year that ends Sept. 30, according to Kevin Saxton, Fire Rescue spokesman. Adding the positions fulfills the previous commission’s promise to add 12 firefighter/ paramedic jobs that had been cut from the budget during the recession. During budget hearings last year, Commissioner Ryan Boylston insisted that the commission make good on the promise and fill the final four positions. “Back in 2016 and 2017, the
fire department was running constantly from one overdose to another,” Mayor Shelly Petrolia said after the June 18 commission meeting. In mid2017, Delray Beach turned the corner and began responding to fewer fatal overdoses. The drop was attributed to local and county efforts. The city’s new law regulating sober homes went into effect in July 2017. That’s when the city began requiring sober homes and other group homes to apply annually for a reasonable accommodation and limited the distance between two new group homes. The city also required the sober homes to become certified. In addition, the Delray Beach Police Department hired a special populations advocate who works with drug abusers to help them find treatment locally or send them home. At the same time, the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s
Sober Homes Task Force began arresting rogue treatment center operators and moving to strengthen state laws. That’s why at the start of the city’s financial year last October, Petrolia wanted to hold off on hiring the firefighter/paramedics and spend the money elsewhere. She suggested waiting until the mid-year budget amendment when the city often has a surplus. The bulk of the money for the $1.95 million budget amendment would come from three sources: $795,000 in increased property tax revenues, $539,000 reimbursed from the county school district and $400,000 in investment interest income. No money would need to come from the city’s reserve funds. The money reimbursed by the school district was for providing city police officers in the local schools. The reimbursable amount was budgeted to make
sure expenses matched revenues, Thezine said. In addition, about $900,000 was budgeted to fulfill the city’s obligation under its tennis tournament contract. The amount had not been previously budgeted, even though commissioners had asked the previous city manager to do it. The budget amendment also covers $87,500 to help cover the cost for instructors who provide paid lessons to tennis center members, $72,421 in unanticipated retirement pay for firefighters, $111,612 for additional repairs and maintenance by Public Works, and $74,975 for new computers and equipment at the Emergency Operations Center. Commissioners passed the budget amendment 4-0. Boylston was on vacation and could not be reached electronically to attend the meeting. Delray Beach will set a
tentative tax rate at its July 9 City Commission meeting. At the Aug. 13 workshop, commissioners will discuss the city’s budget. In other news, Delray Beach reached an agreement on June 14 with India Adams, a former assistant city manager who was fired March 6. She will receive a gross sum of $9,459.52 to cover 50 percent of her unused sick leave and 100 percent of her unused vacation days. In exchange, Adams agreed to not make disparaging comments about the city, its staff or elected leaders. She will not release any confidential information she has about the city and will alert the city if she receives a subpoena about her Delray Beach position. In turn, the city will not contest any unemployment compensation claims that Adams may make. Ú
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Flag Day honors for veterans
Memorial Fountain, Briny Breezes — June 14
Town agrees dock rules apply to ‘promenade’ over canal By Steve Plunkett
Briny Breezes park manager Donna Coates jokes with World War II veterans Ed Manley (left) and Peter Bialowas during a Flag Day event. When asked whether they would serve again if duty called, Bialowas was quick to answer that he would. Always the joker, Manley said that ‘considering the shot I took to the tush, I would have rather spent my younger days dancing.’ Dozens of residents gathered at the Memorial Fountain for ceremonies that included the unveiling of pavers in the veterans’ honor. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star
Boynton Beach, Ocean Ridge compete to police Briny
By Dan Moffett
Two very familiar suitors have come forward and offered to provide police services to the town of Briny Breezes for the next three years. One is Boynton Beach, the holder of Briny’s current police contract, which expires on Sept. 30. The other is Ocean Ridge, which policed the town for some 30 years before raising its price and losing the contract to Boynton Beach in 2016. The proposal Briny’s next-door neighbor submitted to the Town Council suggests it is firmly committed to winning back the lost contract. Ocean Ridge proposes charging Briny $180,000 for the first year of a threeyear deal, with subsequent annual 3 percent increases. That number is significantly below the roughly $219,000 the town is paying Boynton Beach this year, and lower than the $215,690 Boynton says it wants to renew the existing agreement. Briny council members will get the chance to hear the details of both proposals during a special workshop scheduled for Aug. 1. Boynton Beach will make a one-hour presentation on its plan beginning at 3 p.m. in Town Hall, immediately followed by a one-hour presentation from Ocean Ridge. Besides cost, enforcement issues are likely to come up during the workshop. Alderwoman Christina Adams has complained about how police have handled recent trespassing violations and parking offenses. In other business: • Council members assigned Town Manager Dale Sugerman and Town Attorney Keith Davis the task of working out details of a new building permit process with Briny’s corporation. In May, Alderwoman Kathy Gross proposed allowing the corporation to deal directly with building contractors and the town’s building official when residents apply for permits. The idea is to streamline the process and reduce the workload of town staff.
Corporate officials have been open to the plan but want more details. Sugerman and Davis said they would draft a proposed agreement outlining the process and bring it for consideration at the next meeting on July 25. The vote to advance the proposal was 3-1, with council President Sue Thaler dissenting and Alderman Chick Behringer absent. • Ownership of Briny Breezes Boulevard continues to be a nagging issue. Sugerman said Palm Beach County officials have told him the 30-foot-wide right of way belongs to the town and the county claims no ownership. However, developers of the Gulf Stream Views townhouse project in the County Pocket maintain their northern property line runs 4 feet into the current paved road. Sugerman and Davis said they would research property records to try to confirm ownership and the precise location of the right of way. The manager said it may be necessary for the town to hire a surveyor to resolve the issue. • During a budget workshop before the June 27 meeting, Sugerman told the council he recommends holding the tax rate at the statutory maximum of $10 per $1,000 of taxable value for the next fiscal year. Briny has maintained that maximum rate since 2009. The Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office brought good news: Briny’s property values have risen 8.8 percent over the last year, to about $53.8 million. The office said it was the seventh-highest increase among the county’s 39 municipalities. Property tax revenues figure to rise with the valuation to about $510,300, up from $470,200. Higher interest returns on reserves, lower legal fees and potential savings on a new police contract are other positives for the next budget year. Sugerman proposes spending $10,000 to replace aging chairs and desks in Town Hall. The council will hold its next budget workshop at 3 p.m. July 25, immediately before the regular town meeting. Ú
Town commissioners rejected an appeal by resident Martin O’Boyle to let him build a “promenade” 30 to 36 inches higher than his sea wall and extending 12 feet into the canal behind his yard, unanimously agreeing that the structure should comply with the building code for docks. At the outset of a June 14 hearing by commissioners sitting as Gulf Stream’s Board of Adjustment, O’Boyle attorney Scott Weires challenged Town Manager Greg Dunham over the definitions of “dock” and “promenade.” “You believe that that [promenade] is still similar to a dock for some reason. You’re indicating that it looks like a dock and that’s why you believe the promenade section should also be defined as a dock?” Weires asked. “That’s correct. It is possible that a boat could dock there,” Dunham said. O’Boyle began applying “informally and formally” for a permit to build over the water in April 2017, Dunham told commissioners. Previous applications referred to the proposed structure as a “dock,” but the most recent one, dated March 11, 2019, elevated it over the sea wall and called it a “promenade” with “no boat docking.” A small section at the eastern end was 5 feet wide and labeled “boat dock.” “We really wanted to expand the backyard,” O’Boyle’s architect, Robert Currie of Delray Beach, told commissioners. Weires argued during the almost three-hour hearing that the town code does not define “promenade” or prohibit building one. “We have constitutional protections to do what we want with our property subject to reasonable zoning regulations,” Weires said. “So I can build it unless you specifically tell me that what I want to build is caught within the definition that prohibits what it is that I want to build.” Part of O’Boyle’s reasoning that he could build the structure was based on a 2013 dispute he had with the Board of Adjustment over a front entry feature he planned for his house, at 23 Hidden Harbour Drive. After he was denied a building permit, he filed approximately 400 requests for public records and 16 lawsuits against the town in a six-month period. He also painted signs and cartoons on his house criticizing town officials. In July 2013 the town and O’Boyle settled their differences over the entryway and records requests up until that time, with Gulf Stream agreeing to pay its litigious resident $180,000 for his legal costs and O’Boyle withdrawing his lawsuits. Both sides also promised to reach a development agreement granting permission for the home’s 25-foot-tall front entry. O’Boyle contended he could construct a promenade because the settlement agreement references the town code as it was in 1981, the year he built his home and before Gulf Stream made rules for docks. But the town said the agreement applied only to a “building envelope” defined as the area “between the Intracoastal Waterway, the private roads, and the common property line to the west.” The settlement “does not apply to structures in the water,” Town Clerk Rita Taylor wrote O’Boyle in March, denying his application because the proposed dock was wider than 5 feet and lacked setbacks from neighboring properties. In other business: • Dunham said about two dozen homeowners still have stakes to keep traffic off their yards after Mayor Scott Morgan sent a letter asking residents to remove them. Dunham said he would send a follow-up letter seeking compliance. • Commissioners awarded an $8,450 contract to low bidder C Knowles Construction to make repairs inside the Place Au Soleil gatehouse following mold remediation. • The next Town Commission meeting will be July 9, a Tuesday, instead of the usual second Friday of the month. Commissioners will discuss the town’s proposed budget for 2019-20. Ú
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Owner of vacant land at odds with town over tree removal
Plan to build homes would include preserving 9 acres in Ocean Ridge as mitigation exchange
Priest property to be preserved
Highland Beach Town Hall
By Rich Pollack If a tree falls on vacant, mangrove-filled property during a hurricane and local government requires the owner to remove it and others damaged by the storm, does the owner need a permit to restore the property? In Highland Beach, town officials are saying the answer is yes and are blocking the landowner from doing any work on wetlands south of the Toscana condominium community. Lawyers for the owner of what is known as the Golden City property say no, a permit isn’t necessary, because after Hurricane Irma in 2017 town officials knew what was being done with downed trees and had no problem with the removal of trees and the addition of fill. The property recently came into the spotlight after town officials learned the landowner — Miami-based Golden City Highland Beach LLC — has filed a request with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a multifamily community on the property. The plans submitted in October show 38 residential units on the property. In addition, the landowner filed a mitigation plan in which it
Toscana Ocean Ridge Town Hall
Golden City property to be developed Ocean Avenue In exchange for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permission to develop land in Highland Beach, Golden City Highland Beach LLC proposes preserving a 9-acre parcel of submerged mangroves in Ocean Ridge. Google Map images/The Coastal Star proposes preserving just more than 9 acres of mangroves in Ocean Ridge in exchange for removing close to 3 acres of mangroves and close to 2 acres of seagrass habitat in Highland Beach. The Ocean Ridge property, known as the Priest property, borders the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway and is a short distance north of East
Ocean Avenue. It is slightly over 8 miles north of the Golden City property. “It just so happens the mitigation is not in the same town,” said Highland Beach town planner Mary McKinney, adding that most town governments prefer to have the mitigated property within its own boundaries. McKinney and Town
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Manager Marshall Labadie say that in addition to meeting state and federal requirements, the property owner would be required to comply with Highland Beach codes and ordinances. Currently, the property is zoned medium-density residential, which allows for up to six units per acre. Although the site is listed as 7.35 acres, with 5.35 acres of mangrove swamp and 2 acres of water, Golden City is seeking to have 2.36 acres are available for development. Using the area available for development to calculate compliance with the zoning code, the maximum number of units allowed would be well under the 38 listed in the developer’s request to the Corps of Engineers. Jamie Gavigan, an attorney representing the property owner, said his client is aware that it needs to meet a myriad of restrictions and is willing to do so. “Golden City is planning to comply with local, state and federal regulations,” he
said, preferring not to address specifics. “We’re not going to seek any variances.” McKinney and Labadie say the town has not received any requests from Golden City and believe it will take two to three years of applications, permits and approvals before the project could start coming out of the ground. On the separate issue of the removed trees, the town and the property owner are again at odds. In September, the South Florida Water Management District and the property owner entered into a consent agreement in which Golden City agreed to pay $14,200 in civil penalties for filling the land where the trees were removed without a permit. Golden City is also required by the Water Management District to remove fill at the small area of the mangroves and restore the area. Town officials say a permit is needed to do that and have issued a stop-work order. “We’re very concerned about the loss of any mangrove wetland systems,” Labadie said. Gavigan argues that a permit is not needed because the town knew the trees were being removed. “We weren’t trying to do anything other than remove the damaged trees,” he said. “No one raised any issue at the time.” For now, work on the area is on hold until an agreement is reached or a permit application is received. Ú
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Parks district talks tax increase to pay for new golf course
By Steve Plunkett
The City Council’s reluctance to pledge any of the $65 million it will get from selling the municipal golf course toward building its replacement has the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District talking about a tax increase. The district asked council members June 10 to contribute $20 million toward building the planned Boca National golf course. That amount is all of the expected construction cost but only a 45 percent share of its overall expense when the price of the land is included. Council members have promised to discuss Boca National finances at their July 22 workshop. But that comes too late for district commissioners, who must set a tentative tax rate
by the end of the month, so on July 1 they discussed how much to raise taxes. Commissioner Robert Rollins said he was ready to increase the rate from this year’s 91 cents per $1,000 of taxable value. The district raised taxes when it bought Ocean Strand and the Swim and Racquet Center, he recalled. “I can’t see us going to rollback; I can’t see us keeping the same millage rate. We’re going to have to have a rate increase. It’s just a matter of what it is,” Rollins said. Merv Timberlake, the district’s financial adviser, prepared figures showing rates that would generate an additional $3 million to $9 million in tax revenue. This year a home with a taxable value of $500,000 paid
about $457 in beach and park taxes. If district commissioners determine they need an extra $9 million, that homeowner would pay about $598. Commissioner Craig Ehrnst, who presented the district’s partnership proposal to the council on June 10, said he was more concerned about council members’ buying in to the golf course plan than he was the dollar amount they might give. “To be the best project, it really needs both parties to be fully engaged and fully involved,” he said, fearful that without city support just getting building permits for the golf course would “take forever.” District Vice Chair Erin Wright said she thought after speaking individually with four council members that they would contribute less than
Continued from page 1 But a June 11 Fitch Ratings report pegged the purchase price at far more than that. MSD Partners acquired the resort for $589.7 million, including furniture, fixtures and equipment. The company also paid $285.3 million for the resort’s Premier Club, whose 11,000 members have access to all the resort’s facilities and to the Boca Country Club, an extension of the resort located along Congress Avenue north of Clint Moore Road. The total is $875 million, not including $22.9 million set aside for reserves and to pay closing costs. The transaction was financed with a $600 million loan from Goldman Sachs and nearly $300 million of buyer equity, according to the Fitch report.
member Andy Thomson’s idea of copying Winter Park’s $1.2 million renovation of its municipal golf course as being a “second-class” solution unworthy of Boca Raton. “Fund the thing yourself,” Thayer said, proposing that district commissioners double their tax rate one year to pay for Boca National. Last year the district told City Council members it could finance the new golf course and pay its other obligations without raising taxes. Since then the construction estimate has ballooned from $10.5 million to $20 million, not including the costs of a clubhouse or tunnel for golf carts to avoid traffic. City Council members have not discussed how they might use the $65 million from the sale of Boca Municipal. Ú
Because the improvements are on a state road, the town must get the blessing of the Florida Department of Transportation before it can move ahead with the project. Labadie said he is hopeful the town will get a green light. “We’re not asking for anything that hasn’t been approved before,” he said. Once the town has approval, it will begin seeking bids for the materials and installation. Labadie said FDOT has standards for what can be used on state roads to enhance safety based on the volume of traffic and, in this case, the number of pedestrians using crosswalks. Because the crosswalks in Highland Beach don’t meet those standards, FDOT is reluctant to pay. However, agency officials are OK with the town’s paying for the job. “They will allow us to go farther, but it’s on our dime,” Labadie said. Ú
The Boca Raton Resort & Club dates to 1926, when architect Addison Mizner opened the Cloister Inn on the shore of Lake Boca Raton. It has since grown to 1,047 hotel rooms, two 18-hole golf courses, a 50,000-square-foot spa, seven swimming pools, 30 tennis courts, a 32-slip marina, 13 restaurants and bars and 200,000 square feet of meeting space. Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, is ranked by Forbes as the 25th-richest person in the world with a net worth of $35.4 billion as of June. He launched Dell Computer Corp. in 1984 and began selling personal computers online in 1996. He founded MSD Capital in 1988 to manage his investments. MSD Partners was formed in 2009 to be an investment adviser using MSD Capital’s investment strategies. Ú
flags on one side and not enough flags on the other,” he said. He said it’s not uncommon, however, for bicyclists and pedestrians to grab a few flags and cross A1A just to fill the boxes. One problem the city encountered early on was that
people tended to walk off with the nicely decorated flags. “They look more rustic now,” he said. While usage has waned a bit in St. Augustine Beach recently, sparking a public awareness campaign to encourage flag waving, Jones said there are no
plans to jettison the concept. “I would never get rid of the flags because a moving flag in someone’s hand might better catch the eye of a distracted driver,” he said. In Highland Beach, the flags — which will be kept in holders attached to poles on both sides of the road — are just one part of a multi-step effort designed to improve crosswalk safety. Although there have not been any serious injuries, Town Commission members and residents have cited several close calls where motorists failed to comply with state law and stop for pedestrians in the crosswalks. In addition to the flags, Highland Beach is in the process of seeking state approval to install pedestrian-activated, flush-mounted LED crosswalk lights as well as solar-powered, pedestrian-activated flashing lights at each of its eight crosswalks.
The sales price far eclipses the county’s previous top property deal: the 2014 sale of the Mall at Wellington Green for $341.1 million. “The purchase of the Resort & Club for a strong price by an experienced operator, MSD Partners, is another sign of Boca Raton’s huge attractiveness as a place for investment,” Mayor Scott Singer said in an email. “MSD has invested great sums in other historic properties to enhance their traditional appeal and we look forward to their continued success in Boca Raton with this worldrenowned asset.” The resort will continue to be managed by Hilton under the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand. John Tolbert, the resort’s president and managing director, was not available after the closing for comment on MSD Partners’ plans for the
resort. But the Fitch report says that MSD Partners plans to invest $75 million over the first four years of the loan term. Improvements, still in the planning stages, will include room renovations and upgrades of public spaces and amenity packages. Fitch assigned the resort a property quality grade of A-minus. It described the resort as well maintained, saying the spa and rooms in The Cloister are in “excellent condition.” But the resort’s room revenues underperform those of its competitors, including Eau Palm Beach Resort in Manalapan, The Breakers in Palm Beach and PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens. About 60 percent of the resort’s demand in 2018 came from meeting and group business, compared to 49 percent for the overall hotel
market. Meeting and group bookings are at lower rates than leisure bookings. That brought down overall room revenue. But the resort’s total revenue per available room in April was $620, “which is considered strong,” the report said. An affiliate of Blackstone, a New York-based private equity firm, acquired the 337-acre resort in 2004 and invested more than $300 million in the property. MSD Partners, based in New York with additional offices in Santa Monica and West Palm Beach, said in its April announcement that the purchase is “a natural extension of our portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts.” Its real estate investments include the luxury Four Seasons Maui, Four Seasons Hualalai and Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica.
Continued from page 1 Beach, they’re used at eight locations along A1A. “They have worked fabulously,” said Bill Jones, president of the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association, which first came up with the idea and $5,000 to get it off the ground. Jones said the city was initially looking at putting in pedestrian-activated crosswalk lights but discovered they were cost-prohibitive. The flags, he said, were an inexpensive option. “There were a number of people who were skeptical at first, but the community embraced it,” he said. Jones said that St. Augustine Beach, like Highland Beach, has many residents and guests crossing A1A to get to the beach in the morning. “Pretty soon there’s too many
$20 million but more than $10 million. “They didn’t give me exact numbers, but I threw some out there and they were like, ‘yeah,’” Wright said. Some taxpayers in the audience urged commissioners to do the project without city financial help. Al Zucaro, publisher of the BocaWatch blog and two-time mayoral candidate, called the city’s track record on finishing projects “dismal.” “The public perception out there is enough already. You guys are the better of the two entities, and the way to accomplish this deal is to take it on yourselves and just get it done,” Zucaro said. Resident and onetime commission candidate Tom Thayer dismissed City Council
Highland Beach Town Manager Marshall Labadie shows off one of the new self-service A1A crossing flags at the July 2 commission meeting. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star
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The Numbers Are In
Boca paces population surge Preliminary estimates show a significant rise in all of our communities and in Palm Beach County. Population Boca Raton Boynton Beach Briny Breezes Delray Beach Gulf Stream Highland Beach Lantana Manalapan Ocean Ridge South Palm Beach Palm Beach County
2010 84,409 68,213 601 60,623 796 3,631 10,616 406 1,786 1,358 1,320,135
2018 99,244 78,050 653 69,358 876 3,915 11,867 466 1,942 1,471 1,485,941
% change 17.6 14.4 8.7 14.4 10.1 7.8 11.8 14.8 8.7 8.3 12.6
SOURCE: U.S. Census Bureau
Our new neighbors:
Refugees from high-tax states By Mary Hladky Federal tax law changes in 2017 are persuading more people to flee high-tax states like New York and relocate to lower taxing Florida. U.S. Census Bureau estimates show Florida’s population has increased from 18.8 million in 2010 to 21.3 million last year, cementing the state’s position as the nation’s third-largest behind California and Texas. Palm Beach County’s population jumped 12.6 percent during the same time period to nearly 1.5 million, the Census Bureau reported in May. Boca Raton added nearly 15,000 residents, more than any other city in the county, to bring its estimated population to 99,244. Falling in line behind Boca Raton in south Palm Beach County, Manalapan, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach all saw gains of more than 14 percent. Politicians in high-tax states, including New York, New Jersey and California, and local real estate experts point to the tax overhaul as helping propel the growth because it placed a $10,000 cap on deductions of state, local and property taxes on federal returns. The legislation included the cap on the so-called SALT deduction as a way to pay for some of the $1.5 trillion tax cuts for individuals and corporations. The impact of the cap can be substantial. Citing the Tax Institute at H&R Block, Bloomberg reported in January that a New Yorker with $10 million in ordinary income and a $10 million home would have saved $1,173,278 in total taxes by relocating to Florida on Jan. 1, 2018, when the tax law took effect. An analysis by the Partnership for New York City, which represents the city’s
largest private-sector employers, showed that a family of four that earns $175,000 in the city will pay 25 percent of its income in taxes, compared to 14 percent for the same family in Florida. A married Floridian making $10 million gets $227,619 in tax relief, while a married New Yorker is hit with a $257,177 tax hike because of tax deduction cap, according to the analysis. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blames the tax law for driving people out of the state and causing a $2.3 billion state budget shortfall. He mentioned Florida as an attractive option for New Yorkers unhappy with the law, The Wall Street Journal reported in February. Congressional Democrats have introduced several pieces of legislation to roll back the deduction cap. The Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress’s nonpartisan tax scorekeeper, determined in June that a cap repeal would lower the tax burden of those with income of at least $1 million by $40.4 billion. “It is very real,” Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman Florida, said of the migration of affluent people from high-tax states to Florida because of the tax overhaul. “There was a slow trickle after (the tax law) was released,” he said. “But the implications didn’t come into full effect until this year.” Parker thinks the outflow to Florida, especially from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and California, will continue to increase. “We think we are in the first inning of a long game,” he said. Parker spoke on the subject at a forum hosted by developer Penn-Florida Cos. and Douglas Elliman real estate brokerage on May 22 at the sales gallery of The Residences at Mandarin See CENSUS on page 15
‘Slow, steady’ growth: Appraiser
calls trend healthy, likely to continue By Mary Hladky While the taxable value of Palm Beach County properties has risen for the eighth year in a row, the rate of growth continues to slow. Countywide taxable property values increased 6.2 percent to $199 billion this year, down slightly from 6.5 percent last year, according to the 2019 preliminary tax roll that the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office has submitted to the state. The total market value of countywide properties is now $277.6 billion, up from $264.7 billion last year. Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks, presenting preliminary data to county commissioners on June 18, described the increases as “positive, healthy growth.” “The slow and steady increase of the last three years will probably continue next year,” she said. Sales prices are rising along with taxable property values. The county’s median sales price increased 3.1 percent to $364,900, $10,900 more than in May 2018, the Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale announced in June. “It is a healthy real estate market. It is a balanced real estate market,” said Realtors president Jeffrey Levine. New apartment complexes are responsible for a significant part of the $2.6 billion of new construction added to the tax roll, including 20 last year and another 11 this year, Jacks said. The hotel industry is seeing its best years since the 1960s, she said, with a dozen new hotels added to the tax roll this year and next. Warehousing also is strong. “The downtown cores continue to do very well,” most notably in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Jacks said. Boca Raton’s taxable property value, at $25 billion, outpaces every other city and town in the county. By comparison, West Palm Beach’s taxable value is $13.6 billion. In south Palm Beach County, Boynton Beach has vaulted over Delray Beach to claim the highest percentage increase in value. Boynton Beach jumped 7.4 percent from 2018 to 2019, while Delray Beach rose 6.6 percent, down from last year’s 8.6 percent.
Taxable values up across area
The 2019 preliminary tax roll from the Palm Beach County property appraiser includes increases in existing property values and adds the value of new construction to help municipalities prepare their budgets and set tax rates. Boca Raton Boynton Beach Briny Breezes Delray Beach Gulf Stream Highland Beach Lantana Manalapan Ocean Ridge South Palm Beach Palm Beach County
$23.8 billion $5.8 billion $49.5 million $10.4 billion $1.1 billion $2.5 billion $1.0 billion $1.35 billion $995.9 million $342.5 million $187.3 billion
$25.0 billion $6.2 billion $53.8 million $11.1 billion $1.2 billion $2.6 billion $1.1 billion $1.38 billion $1.05 billion $361.6 million $199.0 billion
% change 4.9 7.4 8.8 6.6 5.4 5.1 10.2 2.0 6.3 5.6 6.2
SOURCE: Palm Beach County property appraiser
Boca Raton values were up 4.9 percent, compared with 6.3 percent last year. Boynton Beach Mayor Steven Grant views the percentage change as minor, since Delray Beach property values have increased more than those in his city. But he noted that Boynton Beach this year exceeded its previous record-high 2009 property valuation and now has reached $6.2 billion. “That is something I am very happy about,” Grant said. “It looks like we are growing at a reasonable rate. Based on actual property valuation numbers, we are not growing faster than we should be.” The overall growth leader in south Palm Beach County last year was Manalapan, whose values jumped 10.5 percent to $1.36 billion. This year, its percentage growth dropped to 2 percent, although its taxable value rose slightly. Town Manager Linda Stumpf could not explain the percentage rate drop but was not concerned about it. New construction added to the tax roll was $22 million, down only slightly from last year. Briny Breezes’ taxable value increased 8.8 percent, down slightly from last year’s 10.2 percent. But the valuations were $53.8 million, up from last year’s $49.5 million. “Our location is extremely attractive and I think the Property Appraiser’s Office recognized that,” said Town Manager Dale Sugerman. The largest Boca Raton projects added to the tax roll were the 24-unit 327 Royal Palm condo at 327 E. Royal Palm Road, the 180-unit The Lumin Boca apartments at 5500 Broken Sound Blvd. NW, and the 90-unit Cade Boca Raton apartments at 950
Broken Sound Parkway NW. Boynton Beach’s largest were the 341-unit 500 Ocean apartments at 101 S. Federal Highway, Santorini at Renaissance Commons apartments at 1645 Renaissance Commons Blvd., and a warehouse distribution center at 1400 SW 30th Ave. Delray Beach’s biggest were the Symphony at Delray Beach assisted living facility at 4840 W. Atlantic Ave., South Florida Proton Therapy Institute on the Delray Medical Center campus, and the Rocco’s Tacos restaurant building at 110 E. Atlantic Ave. Taxable values increased in all of the county’s cities and towns. Those with biggest percentage increases were Mangonia Park with 11 percent, Glenridge and Lake Worth with 10 percent, and Palm Beach Gardens with nearly 10 percent. Local governments use the tax roll numbers to calculate how much property tax money they can expect in the coming year so they can set their annual budgets and 2019-2020 tax rates. That process will end in about mid-September, before the Oct. 1 start of the new fiscal year. An increase in taxable value means that the county, cities and towns will collect more money from property owners even if they keep their tax rates the same as last year. Elected officials can increase tax rates even though property values have risen, but they typically don’t want to anger taxpayers by doing that. They often opt to decrease the rate a small amount so they can say they have lowered taxes even though their tax revenues will rise. Ú
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‘Technology is deterrent’: Security devices help drive down burglaries By Rich Pollack
Your doorbell camera and other video security systems could be a factor in a significant drop in crime in south Palm Beach County coastal communities. According to Florida Department of Law Enforcement statistics released in late June, the number of 2018 crimes dropped from the previous year in every coastal South County community except for Lantana. In the smallest communities, the number of significant crimes — ranging from auto theft to murder — dropped substantially. In Gulf Stream, for example, only three crimes were reported in 2018, down from 28 the previous year. In Ocean Ridge, the number dropped from 46 to 30, and in Highland Beach there were 27 crimes reported compared to 40 the previous year. South Palm Beach, which in 2017 reported 12 crimes, had only one theft and one burglary reported in 2018. Manalapan’s crime numbers dropped from 28 to 16. Larger cities in the area also saw a drop in overall crime rates, as did Palm Beach County, where the crime rate declined 11 percent. Statewide, crime was down in 2018 by 9 percent from the previous year. One common denominator in every coastal South County community was a decline in burglaries, and many in law enforcement say technology may be a driving factor.
Continued from page 14 Oriental, a 92-unit luxury condo that will sit next to a Mandarin Oriental hotel now under construction in Boca Raton. Douglas Elliman is handling sales and marketing. The Residences is the type of project that would benefit from affluent people fleeing the Northeast. Penn-Florida has not released sales figures. The tax law change “is driving a lot of our business,” said Jeffrey Levine, president of the Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale. “We are seeing a lot of relocation (from the Northeast) in my office,” he said. “Other agents are all saying the same thing.” Kelly Smallridge, CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, said she has seen an increase in people and companies interested in relocating to avoid high taxes. “Our phones definitely are ringing from companies looking to escape the high-tax environment,” she said. “It certainly doesn’t hurt that we have the best quality of life in Palm Beach County.” Many of those migrating to
Crimes reported in 2018 Total City/Town
Aggravated assault Burglary
Boca Raton (2018) 2,566 2 28 80 95 277 1,894 (2017) 2,726 1 27 81 114 435 1,871 Boynton Beach* (2018) 3,441 4 21 134 318 256 2,423 (2017) 3,621 9 15 175 246 384 2,454 Delray Beach (2018) 2,931 6 27 84 292 279 2,038 (2017) 2,996 2 36 93 278 366 1,949 Gulf Stream (2018) 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 (2017) 28 0 0 0 0 2 24 Highland Beach (2018) 27 1 0 0 2 1 19 (2017) 40 0 1 0 1 5 27 Lantana (2018) 703 0 12 25 54 29 534 (2017) 662 0 8 24 39 66 460 Manalapan (2018) 16 0 1 0 0 0 10 (2017) 28 0 0 1 2 5 14 Ocean Ridge (2018) 30 0 0 0 3 6 13 (2017) 46 0 1 0 1 10 31 South Palm (2018) 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 (2017) 12 0 0 0 0 3 6
190 197 285 338 205 272 0 2 4 6 49 65 5 6 8 3 0 3
* Crimes occurring in Briny Breezes were incorporated into Boynton Beach’s overall crime report. Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
“We’re seeing more home security cameras and more doorbell cameras,” said Highland Beach Police Chief Craig Hartmann. “They’re a deterrent and also a solution. When we do have a problem, we are now getting digital evidence.” Technology that allows homeowners and business people to monitor their systems remotely is also playing a role in preventing burglaries and apprehending suspects when they do occur. “Technology is a deterrent,” said Delray Beach Assistant Police Chief Gene Sapino, who pointed out that alarm systems also help prevent break-ins. A case in point: Late last month, a Delray Beach resident was at work when his home
security company notified him that his alarm was activated. Police were notified, and using his phone, which was connected to surveillance cameras, he could see someone inside his home carrying a bag. Officers arrived and arrested a suspect as he walked out of the home. They also recovered items taken from the home. Boynton Beach police say they too see technology as helping to prevent crimes. “Many homes in our city are equipped with doorbell cameras and video surveillance,” said police spokesperson Stephanie Slater. “Residents often contact us when they see suspicious activity on videos, and we appreciate their willingness to work with us to keep their neighborhoods safe.”
Law enforcement officials throughout the area say that improved cooperation and communication between police and residents also play a role in lowering rates of burglary and other crimes. “We have a good working relationship with our communities,” said Sapino of Delray Beach, where community engagement is a high priority for the Police Department. Communication with residents — and residents who follow through — may also be a factor in keeping crime down. “Successful policing of any community requires a cooperative effort between law enforcement and the people they serve,” said Ocean Ridge Police Chief Hal Hutchins. In Boca Raton, technology
and communication with the public are coming together thanks to a recently announced partnership between the Police Department and Ring. The video doorbell maker offers a neighborhood watch app, “Neighbors,” that provides realtime, local crime and safety information. Although crime is on the decline, police throughout the area say residents still need to be vigilant and take steps to avoid becoming victims. One concern remains the rise in thefts from cars, often committed by people from outside the area. Law enforcement is continuing to urge residents not to leave valuables, especially guns, in their vehicles overnight and to keep locking their cars, trucks and SUVs. Ú
Florida have high incomes. A Bloomberg analysis of data from the Internal Revenue Service and the Census Bureau, published in May, found that Florida was the top recipient of a wealth exodus from 18 states. Incomes from people moving into the state were $17.2 billion more than the incomes of those leaving the state. New York, Illinois and New Jersey contributed a total of about $8 billion to Florida’s income base. New York’s annual net loss was the nation’s highest, with $8.4 billion leaving the state. Exiting incomes of $19.1 billion were replaced by people who brought in $10.7 billion less in income, according to the Bloomberg analysis. Although there is no debate that the SALT cap has played a role in pushing people out of high-tax states, some contend the impact has been overblown. But there’s little hard data yet because the cap’s effects have drawn attention only recently. The University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research surveyed about 6,000 Florida residents last year on their primary reason for moving to Florida. Family and marriage were cited by 33.5 percent, climate and
weather by 26.7 percent and a new job or job transfer by 13.6 percent. They were not asked about taxes. But they were asked about low cost of living, which those surveyed might have selected if taxes were a key issue. Only 3.4 percent cited that as their primary reason. “For some, (the SALT deduction cap) could be a motivating factor,” said Rich Doty, a research demographer for the bureau. “3.4 percent indicates it as not as big a factor as some say.” He also questioned the economic benefit to the state if wealthy people come for whatever reason. Many of those relocating to Florida are retirees, and while they will buy houses or condos and boost the local economy, their overall impact might not be that significant. “A lot of the retirees who are coming aren’t looking to invest in local businesses,” he said. “They are looking to retire.” Further, Florida has always attracted people from other states. The obvious selling points are no state income tax, warm climate, ocean vistas and a lower cost of living than in many other parts of the country. There’s also the question of why people are moving now,
when a number of states and cities have levied heavy taxes for years. Some think the SALT deduction cap is the straw that broke the camel’s back, pushing people who were on the fence to act. Jack McCabe, CEO of McCabe Research and Consulting in Deerfield Beach, believes that people in high-tax states are relocating and that the SALT deduction cap is one of the reasons. But he also cites Florida’s preexisting advantages, including no state income tax and luxury homes that cost about half as much as they do in the Northeast. Incoming residents “get a better value and lower taxes,” he said. “And they have the sunshine and the water.” Levine suggested that the UF bureau conduct a new survey. “If they did the study today, it would be a big difference,” he said. “The people contacting us did not see the effects of the tax law until the later part of 2018.” The U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent state-to-state migration data showed that more New Yorkers came to Florida in the previous year than from any other state. They numbered nearly 64,000, followed by nearly 39,000
from Georgia, nearly 32,000 from Texas, nearly 31,000 from California, and nearly 29,000 each from Illinois and Pennsylvania. Boca Raton’s population increased by 17.6 percent since 2010. “Boca’s population is increasing because more and more people realize what an attractive place this is to live, work, raise a family, play, learn and retire,” said Mayor Scott Singer. “We are going to continue to see growth as long as our brand remains strong and people see the many virtues of living in Boca, especially compared to higher tax and older cities.” The city prides itself on its low tax rate and the quality of its schools. Singer also noted that about half of the corporations with headquarters in Palm Beach County are located in Boca Raton. One of them, Modernizing Medicine, is adding 850 high-paying jobs over the next five years, he said. Although it did not add as many people as Boca Raton, Jupiter had the county’s highest population increase since 2010 by percentage at 18.5. The town added just over 10,200 residents, bringing the total to 65,524. Ú
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MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Elizabeth McDonough
s if having a husband, two young boys and a career as a mental health counselor aren’t enough, Elizabeth McDonough of Hypoluxo Island has made room for another passion: competing in triathlons. Age-group swimming as a youngster followed by relationships with a runner and a cyclist gave her enough exposure to undertake the sprint distance, usually a quarter-mile swim, 10-mile bike and 3.1-mile run. A year after the birth of her second son, McDonough, 39, found she was ready for more. “I was getting ready for another sprint race and without even training I just went for a run and decided to see how far I could go. I did a whole sprint triathlon in a training session and said, ‘OK, I’m still in shape. So, I can handle more.’” That was three years ago, and she has since focused on races at distances up to Olympic, consisting of a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10K run. In March she finished in the middle of her age group at the Fort Lauderdale race, which consisted of a .6-mile swim, 20-mile bike ride and 10K run, and she plans to race a similar distance Sept. 8 at Miami. “I love the Olympic distance,” she said. “It pushes me in different ways. I met a woman in March who’s in her 50s and she’s done all different races and has grown children, and there’s something about her that really touched me.” Finding time to train is a challenge, especially considering McDonough tries to work on two events a day for 10-12 weeks leading up to an Olympic race. “I can make my own work schedule, and my husband is really supportive,” she said
smile of joy, a hug of gratitude, I know I’m living my best life. Secretly, I keep a binder of all my thank-you notes from clients, just in case I have an off day. I am human. Q: What advice do you have for a young person seeking a career today? A: Explore for as long as you can. Learn about people. Educate yourself with a trade or something of service. Feel inspired daily. Q: How did you choose to make your home on Hypoluxo? A: One of my first babysitting jobs was on Hypoluxo Island. I was 16. I dreamed I’d one day live on the island. I never imagined I’d be so young and get to experience raising my children here. It’s truly a dream.
Elizabeth McDonough, a mental health counselor and triathlete, lives on Hypoluxo Island with her husband, J.J., and their sons, Kane, 8, and Van, 4. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star of J.J. McDonough. “I have babysitters that come in for an hour when I’m training. They get it. But I have to use every moment that I have. J.J. participates in the sprintdistance triathlons when he’s in town and has time to train. “Our family joke is that Mommy is way faster than Daddy, though it’s not a joke,” McDonough said. “J.J. has been racing since his 20s. Whether or not he participates in a race, we train together. We are both competitive with each other and we love it.” The exercise hones her determination and focus and is a healthy way to cope with life’s
challenges, she said. “It’s been really good for me in all aspects of my life. And body image is great, too. I’ve always said it’s secondary, but it does feel good to be approaching 40 and maybe even 50 with a six-pack.” McDonough works in Boynton Beach. Her husband owns and operates a luxury service company that provides domestic household staffing and brokers the rental of private islands, ranches and large estates. “We share a love for art and music and, coincidentally, the same group of friends,” she said. “We are both native to Palm Beach County, yet never met until a magical night at Dada in Delray Beach during its grand opening. Our eyes locked there, and it’s been a fun adventure ever since.”
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are you most proud of? A: I began babysitting at age 10, I had a house-cleaning business when I was in high school, I’ve worked as a waitress in college. I decided to go to school for architecture and then worked as an interior decorator. I finally stepped away from my family’s construction business and interior design and followed a fitness passion I had had since I was very young. I started personal training after college, and I realized that there is more to life than vanity. I struggled with body image myself and had an eating disorder during a toxic relationship. This led me to receiving my master’s at FAU in mental health counseling. I now help women, men and families with unfolding the best version of themselves, feeling fulfilled, inspired, joyful and healthy. My favorite accomplishment is my connectivity and ability to facilitate transformation with my clients. I’ve had many fitness accomplishments; helping people reach weight and strength goals. As a mental health counselor, I feel like I have daily accomplishments working with such inspiring people. One of my favorite clients was a woman who couldn’t be in the same room with her baby. We worked together overcoming the fear and the anxiety, and when she finally held her little one, she looked up, and our eyes met with tears of joy. I learn every day and feel grateful to help people step into the very best version of themselves. When I see the relief in their eyes, a
Q: What is your favorite part about living on Hypoluxo Island in Lantana? A: I live on an island with an immense amount of old tree growth and canopy, which is rare these days in South Florida. The island is filled with amazing history, from the barefoot mailman to one of the first homes built in Palm Beach County. Q: What book are you reading now? A: Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown. She’s amazing. Q: What music do you listen to? A: Different forms of jazz, smooth and electronic. Also, Sade, Derek Trucks, Tom Misch, Zero 7. Q: Have you had mentors in your life? Individuals who have inspired your life decisions? A: Without a doubt my mom and dad have been influential. The way I love, I give and I nurture come from my mom; my determination, my love for fitness and desire for living the best life is from my dad. And also my brother, who has kept me stable. As for inspiring individuals, ha ha yes, in my teens, Madonna and Marilyn Monroe, but more recently Brené Brown, my mentor Franye Coverman, my husband and my son Kane, 8. He was the one who rooted for me and changed my life for good. Q: If your life story were to be made into a movie, who would play you? A: Kate Hudson. She’s fun, fit and an entrepreneur. I love that she uplifts women and I do the same. Q: Who makes you laugh? A: My brother, Zachary, and my 4-year-old son, Van the man. They can do or say anything and bring me to tears laughing. I’m a happy person so I laugh quite often. ... Laughing is the best cure.
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Commission looks into effects of busy nightlife on Atlantic
By Jane Smith On a balmy Saturday evening last month, families strolled along East Atlantic Avenue after dining at some of its many popular restaurants. But around 10 p.m., the street took on a rowdier atmosphere. By midnight, young adults packed the five blocks between Swinton and Fifth avenues, creating an electric party vibe. Lines formed outside The Office and Tin Roof. In some cases, revelers spilled onto sidewalks, forcing pedestrians into the street. Loud techno music poured out of The Office, a restaurant with doors opening to East Atlantic and Northeast Second Avenue. A little to the west, a live band cranked out tunes on the patio of Tin Roof. “It’s fun. There’s a younger crowd,” said Nicole Rogers, 23, of Boca Raton. She and her sister were standing in line to get into The Office around 11:30 p.m. “We come to socialize.” But is that late-night reputation as a fun “bar town” one that Delray Beach’s elected leaders want to cultivate? They are grappling with how to have a vibrant downtown that attracts residents and visitors yet provides a safe experience all around. “I am seeking the sweet spot that makes sense for our city to have a vibrant nightlife downtown,” Mayor Shelly Petrolia said last month. “And that takes into account our longstanding businesses while being safe for all.” She wants to talk with the established restaurant owners to see how they’ve been affected. About one-third of East Atlantic Avenue restaurants push aside their tables and chairs to create dance floors on weekend nights. Problem is, nightclubs are not allowed in the city. In December, city fire marshals began counting late-night patrons after an anonymous tipster alerted the Fire Department about potential overcrowding problems with the Dec. 18 SantaCon pub crawl, said interim City Manager Neal de Jesus, who was fire chief at the time. At a March 28 City Commission workshop, commissioners were asked whether they wanted to allow “hybrid model” establishments, transforming from restaurant to nightclub after their food service ended. Four of the commissioners balked. The commission told the Fire Department to bill downtown restaurants for the cost of monitoring them to make sure none exceeded capacity. Downtown restaurants and bars were each hand-delivered a letter explaining the change. The fees are based on fire marshals’ hourly overtime pay and the number of weekend
ABOVE: Patrons wait outside Tin Roof around midnight on a Saturday in June. Tin Roof is among nightspots that have paid fees to the city because the fire marshal monitored occupancy levels, but it is pressing for change. LEFT: J. Moran, Delray Beach Fire Rescue, counts club patrons as they leave The Office. Fire marshals have been assigned to ensure that establishments comply with occupancy limits after food service ends at night. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star
nights worked. There is a fourhour minimum.
A ‘bar town’?
Restaurant owners and managers have appealed to the Downtown Development Authority, a taxing district that markets and promotes the downtown area. It acts as a liaison with local businesses and city officials. To make city leaders aware of the value of a nighttime economy, the DDA will host a town hall at 10 a.m. July 10 at the Old School Square Fieldhouse. Jim Peters, president of the Californiabased Responsible Hospitality Institute, will be the guest speaker. “Vibrant social options like bars, restaurants, live music venues and nightclubs attract entrepreneurs, visitors, residents,” Laura Simon, DDA executive director, wrote in an email. “They create jobs and drive economic development within the city and business district.” Petrolia said she wants to keep the existing rules. If the city lets the restaurants turn into nightclubs after a set time, she’s concerned that Delray Beach’s downtown — with restaurants concentrated in
a five-block area — would be known as a “bar town.” During the second half of July, while the City Commission takes a break, City Attorney Lynn Gelin will research how nearby cities handle their nightlife issues and compile a memo for commissioners to consider. “Even if hybrids are allowed, the restaurants would get only a slight bump in their occupancy limit,” Gelin said, “not the double and triple number of patrons they are packing in.” Case in point: On April 7, The O.G., a bar on Southeast Second Avenue, was shut down by fire marshals with the help of city police. Its occupancy limit is 59 people. The fire marshals counted 267 patrons, according to de Jesus. It has paid bills totaling $12,390.55 for April and May. De Jesus likened the occupancy problem to speeding every day and not getting caught. It’s still illegal. He said he doesn’t worry about fires. He’s more concerned about potential violence and the city’s liability if it looked the other way.
Some restaurant managers are upset by the bills.
Victor Korobka, general manager of Buddha Sky Bar, told commissioners in May that he’s “feeling not wanted.” Korobka said he has helped feed homeless people on Thanksgiving and participated in the annual Savor the Avenue outdoor dining event that raises money for charity. Buddha can appeal its bills of $7,842.25 for April and $10,203.56 for May, according to the city attorney’s office. Appeals will be heard by the acting fire chief and then move on to the city’s Board of Adjustments. As of June 28, no appeals were filed. Johnnie Brown’s is another unhappy restaurant. The 10-year-old, open-air eatery features live classic rock music. “Many of our regular customers are maturing boomers, and at least 70 to 75 percent of them are locals from the surrounding community,” manager Bruce McDonald wrote in an email in mid-June. Restaurants are working with the city to count their patrons and keep occupancy within the limits set by state law. As a result, Johnnie Brown’s is no longer monitored since it has been able to show it can maintain legal occupancy levels on its own without the help of the fire marshals. But it did receive bills for April and May, which “are under analysis,” McDonald wrote.
Pros and cons
Tin Roof management would like to pursue a “hybrid model” to increase late-night occupancy, said manager Christina Godbout. The restaurant, which features live music, paid a $7,220.13 bill in April. Its May bill of $6,106.67, due by July 3, will be paid, Godbout said. The city will consider the pros and cons of allowing hybrid businesses with latenight crowds. Increased trash and public safety concerns are at the top of the issues list. Other issues include what effect permitting this operational change might have on other established businesses and the overall quality of life for city residents. “Safety is the main concern,” said Christian Prakas, a restaurant broker who fills Atlantic Avenue spaces. “But if a restaurant is paying $100 a square foot, it can’t afford the rent if it has to pay a monthly fee” for occupancy monitoring. At least one restaurant, though, has found a way to profit from the nightlife without being charged a fee. Sazio, an Italian restaurant on East Atlantic, closes before midnight, manager Hector Zuluaga said. But it keeps a window open to sell slices of pizza and bottled water until 3:30 a.m. on weekends. “The nightlife is good for us,” Zuluaga said. Ú
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Ground broken for new hotel in Pineapple Grove
elray Beach-based Menin Development landed a $72 million loan to finance construction of the Ray, a 141-room hotel planned in the Pineapple Grove Arts District at 201 NE Second Ave., according to a June 6 Commercial Observer report. Madison Realty Capital provided the 24-month construction loan with extension options. The Ray will have a rooftop pool and bar, event space and two restaurants. Menin Development purchased the site for $26.6 million in 2016. Ground was broken on June 12. Construction will begin later this summer and is expected to be completed May 2021. Ground will be broken for Delray Beach Market, 33 SE Third Ave., another Menin Development project, later this summer. Touted as “Florida’s largest food hall,” with 60,000 square feet housing 35 curated vendors, the market is set for a grand opening in fall 2020.
Boca Raton’s Mizner Park, which was built by Tom Crocker and opened in 1991, is undergoing a renaissance with an influx of new restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. Among the new tenants signed or in the works are the Lost Weekend bar, Calaveras Cantina Mexican restaurant and bar, Bluefish sushi and Japanese restaurant, and Strike 10 bowling alley. “The ownership of Mizner Park changed hands,” explained Andrea O’Rourke, City Council member and Community Redevelopment Agency chair. “It was owned by GGP Inc. and bought out by Brookfield (almost a year ago). There was a bit of a standstill because of the sale of the property.” In addition to new venues, changes are underway at others. Atlas Restaurant Group’s Ouzo Bay restaurant closed the week of June 24 and will move to Miami, while the company’s Loch Bar will remain open at Mizner Park. And Max’s Grille, which opened almost 30 years ago, will stay open while undergoing upgrades to be completed in September. “There had been two partners and Burt Rapoport bought out Dennis Max,” O’Rourke said. That transaction happened about a year ago. What will happen to Lord + Taylor is still a question. Last year, the company said it was considering strategic alternatives and planned to close up to 10 stores in 2019, and in May 2019, Hudson’s Bay announced it was considering selling the Lord + Taylor brand. So far, three stores have been closed, and, announced in June, another two will close this fall. The nationally historic Gulfstream Hotel is on market
Construction of the Ray, a 141-room hotel in Delray Beach, is expected to begin later this summer. Rendering provided for an undisclosed price. CBRE Group in Miami began marketing the 106-room hotel and nearby vacant parcels in mid-June, said Natalie Castillo, CBRE first vice president. “We will be bringing highly qualified developers/hoteliers to evaluate this exceptional property at the heart of Lake Worth Beach,” Castillo said. The six-story hotel sits on .54 of an acre, and 1.12 acres to the west are included. The properties last sold in May 2014 for $7.23 million to a partnership of Hudson Holdings of Delray Beach and CDS Holdings of Boca Raton. After lawsuits were filed between the partners in early 2018, CDS retained ownership of the hotel. Real estate investor Carl DeSantis is a principal of CDS Holdings. Rochelle LeCavalier is the new head for sales of the Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Boca Raton, for Penn-Florida Companies. LeCavalier joined Douglas Elliman in 2018 when the brokerage acquired her LeCavalier company, Pink Palm Properties. The 92-unit Mandarin, at 105 East Camino Real, is expected to open in 2021, a year after the hotel is completed. Regent Holding LLC, managed by Leo Ghitis, sold a pair of office buildings at 902 Clint Moore Road, Boca Raton, to Congress Corporate Plaza II LLC, managed by Sergio Fernandez and Paul Berkowitz. The $21.2 million deal, recorded on May 29, included the assumption of a $10.48 million mortgage from Fidelity &
Guaranty Life Insurance Co. The property was formerly acquired in September 1992 for $3.45 million.
was disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court in 2014 for his Plantation-based firm’s alleged misconduct.
Toby & Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences, a Boca Raton retirement community at 21036 95th Ave. S., plans a $160-million expansion and redevelopment, to break ground next year and expected to be completed by fall 2022. The plan includes the addition of 111 independent-living apartments, as well as updates to existing amenities.
Douglas Elliman Real Estate reported on the growth of the Oceanfront International Group and its expansion into the Caribbean market. Led by broker Steve Davis, the Oceanfront International Group includes Jessica Robertson, Brent Robertson, Adam Greenfader and Victoria Brewer. In the past two years Oceanfront has grown a portfolio of global listings totaling nearly $400 million throughout Florida, Costa Rica, Dominica, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, St. Barthélemy, St. Maarten and Turks & Caicos.
Kim and Stephen Bruno bought 1160 Royal Palm Way in Boca Raton from G. Robert Sheetz for $12.603 million, according to public records dated June 12. Sheetz bought the property, .36 of an acre with 109 feet of water frontage, in 2017 for $4.625 million, and built a new 12,539-square-foot home. The builder was Wietsma & Lippolis Construction. David W. Roberts of Royal Palm Properties was the listing agent, and Kenneth Beckett of Beckett Realty Advisors, LLC represented the buyers. Sheetz is a co-owner of the Sheetz convenience store chain with more than 500 locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. David J. Stern sold the 5,275-square-foot home at 925 Hillsboro Mile in Hillsboro Beach for $7.5 million to Thomas O. Katz of Boca Raton, according to public records. Stern had paid $8 million for the home in 2008, according to records. Todd Kirkpatrick of Whitaker Real Estate represented the buyer. Michelle Howland of Compass represented the seller. Stern
At Douglas Elliman in Boca Raton, Annette “Babe” DeLuca joined Tinka Ellington’s team. DeLuca is a teaching golf pro who spent 16 years playing on the LPGA tour. She was an all-state softball player and three-time state champion at Cardinal DeLuca Newman High. Shelley Nesbitt has also joined Douglas Elliman in the Boca Raton office. Nesbitt has more than 25 years’ experience in finance and real estate, having served as a vice president for Nesbitt the Royal Bank of Canada and as a senior vice president at HSBC Securities. Lawrence Dahman, who previously owned Dahman
Realty, joined One Sotheby’s International Realty in Boca Raton. Dahman spent 12 years as a Florida Association of Realtors state director and was recently awarded Realtor Emeritus status by the National Association of Realtors for his more than 40 years of participation and leadership. Mark R. Osherow, of Osherow PLLC Lawyers and Advisors in Boca Raton, was named for the 13th consecutive year to the Florida Super Lawyers in the area of business litigation. Osherow Super Lawyers is a rating service that uses independent research and peer evaluations in its selections. Osherow is certified as a specialist in business litigation by the Florida Bar and can practice before all Florida, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey state courts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle and Northern districts of Florida, as well as before several other federal trial courts. At the appellate level, Osherow is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. Doreen Yaffa, managing partner of Yaffa & Associates, a Boca Raton marital and family law firm, was appointed to the board of the Faulk Center for Counseling. She mentors young attorneys and hosts her Yaffa Power Women series for businesswomen; she is cochair of the local Alzheimer’s Association; and is involved with Impact 100 and the Jewish Community Center of Boca.
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Delray Beach Freebee, Delray Beach’s selected point-to-point transportation provider, plans to have vehicles that carry advertising. Service is set to begin Sept. 3. Photo provided Professional Bank has a new full-service branch at 980 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton. Photo provided
Anthony Bajak, chief operating officer of Good Samaritan Medical Center, joined the Bajak YMCA of the Palm Beaches board in May. He will work to create awareness and raise resources to advance the Y’s mission to promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. George Gann, executive director and chief conservation strategist for the Institute for Regional Conservation in Delray Beach, was an instructor at two workshops at the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve in Staatsburg, N.Y. The one-day workshops introduced ecological restoration professionals to an approach based on the Society for Ecological Restoration’s International Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration, of which Gann is second author. Professional Bank has a new full-service branch in Boca Raton. The bank previously operated a loan production center in the city before opening the downtown branch. The new 2,500-square-foot branch is at 980 N. Federal Highway, Suite 100. Crane’s Beach House in Delray Beach has received Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row, meaning it has entered Trip Advisor’s Hall of Fame. To receive the certificate, a property must receive great reviews and its manager must demonstrate a responsive, customer-focused approach. Five Star Senior Living Inc.’s Five Star Premier Residences of Boca Raton achieved the newly launched J.D. Power Senior Living Community Certification. To earn the designation, the community underwent an evaluation that included resident satisfaction surveys and on-site evaluations of operational best practices. RailUSA, LLC, a Boca Raton-based independent freight railroad and rail services holding company,
acquired a 430-mile rail line and related real estate from CSX Corporation in May. The line, now named Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, operates from Baldwin to Pensacola, passing through Tallahassee, with a connection to Attapulgus, Ga. RailUSA is owned by Equity Group Investments, the private investment firm of Sam Zell; Boca Raton-based International Rail Partners, a group of veteran rail operators; and other Equity Group co-investors. Two funders have helped start the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium program Pint Size Science: Growing up with STEAM. The goal is to implement science, technology, engineering, art and math learning into regular curriculums for kids ages 3-5. Science Center educators will train staff from childcare centers throughout the year. The program will also give family members the chance to be involved through Family Fun Packs with a lunch kit, watercolor paint set, a magnifying glass, a collection box and play dough. The Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation gave $55,000 to fund the program in Palm Beach County. A.D. Henderson Foundation gave $50,000 to fund the program in Broward County. The funding will serve about 75 teachers and staff at 10 child-care centers in Palm Beach County. The Broward grant will reach 400 students and 100 teachers in that county. Palm Beach State College is a partner in this project. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is at 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, teaching students in grades 6-12 how to start and run their own businesses, is accepting applications for its 2019-20 program. For information on the Greater Boca Raton Chamber’s YEA! class, contact Sherese James-Grow at 395-4433, ext. 232 or sjamesgrow@ bocachamber.com. Send business news to Christine Davis at cdavis9797@ gmail.com
CRA hits road bumps in negotiating details of free transportation By Jane Smith Delray Beach is still waiting on the new vehicles it contracted for to replace the downtown trolley, and officials aren’t happy with some details of contract negotiations. First Transit, the city’s fixed-route operator, has not yet ordered the new propane-powered vehicles, Community Redevelopment Agency board members learned at a June 11 workshop. The company is waiting until it has a signed contract with the city before ordering the vehicles, and that could be months away. “It will take 14 days from when we sign the contract to get the new vehicles,” said Shannon Borst of First Transit, based in Cincinnati with local offices in Boynton Beach. The new minivan vehicles will take between 120 to 160 days to have their engines changed from diesel power, Borst said. First Transit will work with Freebee, the selected point-to-point operator, to use its smartphone app to allow riders to know where the minivan is and to find the nearest stop. The CRA board members had talked about wanting wooden bench seats in the new vehicles like the old trolleys had to give visitors an oldtime experience. But the white minivans already on the streets have individual bus seats and have replaced the trolleys, Borst said. “We were underwhelmed,” Shelly Petrolia, CRA chairwoman and Delray Beach mayor, said after the workshop. “Why would we pay [more] for them if they are going to be exactly like what we have?” The board members agreed to extend First Transit’s contract to operate two diesel minivans for another six months while the exact type of vehicles, the style of vinyl wrapping and other
details are negotiated. The minivans can be wrapped to look like a Woody — a 1960s era station wagon that had wood panels on doors or roof, Renée Jadusingh, CRA assistant director, said at the workshop. Meanwhile, Freebee has ordered its vehicles for the point-to-point system, said Jason Spiegel, managing partner of Freebee. The service will begin on Sept. 3. “We’re excited to be in Delray Beach,” Spiegel said at the workshop. The five electric-powered vehicles will be wrapped and carry advertising, in addition to the city and CRA logos. The CRA board members didn’t like the idea that the point-to-point vehicles would be promoting businesses as they drove through the downtown. Without the advertising, Freebee would need to charge the CRA an additional $180,000, Spiegel said. “It’s a little disappointing,” Petrolia said after the workshop. “I feel snake-bitten by these transit contracts.” Separately, Patrick Halliday is operating a pedicab service from 8 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, weather permitting. His drivers service the area between Swinton Avenue to the ocean and north to Fourth Street and south to Third Street. Halliday, a bicycling advocate, has wanted to start the pedicab service for years. He received Florida Department of Transportation approval, which said pedicabs should be treated as bicycles and are allowed on the street. The pedicab ride is free and operates on a “generous gratuity” to the driver. Four pedicabs will run each evening, Halliday said. Riders who want to summon a pedicab should call 288-4511 and press 1. Ú
Bakery owner’s lawsuit goes to appeal By Jane Smith Bakery owner Billy Himmelrich’s lawsuit against Delray Beach has moved to an appeal court since a circuit judge denied his motion on June 24 to reopen the case. Himmelrich and business partner David Hosokawa had asked the judge to reconsider their claim under the Bert Harris Act, which protects property rights. The partners say when the city created a three-story height cap for downtown properties in early 2015, Delray Beach limited what they could build on their four parcels, according to their May 6 rehearing motion. They own two parking lots and two buildings, just east of the Old School Square grounds.
They were not notified in writing, as the Bert Harris Act requires. Himmelrich, though, did attend the zoning hearings. They are seeking $6.9 million in damages. Judge Jaimie Goodman agreed with the city that Himmelrich and his partner first needed to file a formal plan with Delray Beach. Goodman made his ruling without prejudice, allowing the partners to make a claim when they file a plan. The partners had sued Delray Beach in May 2018 to be able to build four stories on their parcels. While the partners were waiting for Goodman’s decision on the rehearing, they appealed their loss to the Fourth District Court of Appeal. Ú
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Visitors to City Hall now sign in; other security measures pondered By Rich Pollack
Getting into Delray Beach City Hall to pay your water bill, stop by the clerk’s office or take care of other business is now a little more challenging than it has been for years, and it may soon get even tougher. For decades, visitors could just walk right in without having to stop and explain where they were going. That changed about a month ago, when the city instituted a policy requiring visitors to sign in at the front desk, leaving their names, whom they planned to see and what time they arrived. While there have long been discussions about improving security at City Hall and other government buildings, the recent shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal building that left 12 people dead increased
the sense of urgency to get something done locally. “This is just the beginning of a multitude of safety and security issues we’re addressing,” interim City Manager Neal de Jesus told city commissioners during a meeting last month. “We’re going to do whatever is necessary to protect our employees and visitors.” He said the city is looking at security issues at all its buildings, not just City Hall, to ensure that employees and visitors alike are not in harm’s way. “In today’s world there’s a need to secure facilities,” he said. “Safety and security in municipal buildings has been an ongoing topic for years.” The interim city manager said the city staff has begun researching security options for City Hall and is considering a
system similar to those used by hospitals. “We intend to go digital,” de Jesus told commissioners. He said the city is researching the practicality and cost of a system where residents present a driver’s license to be scanned. They then get their photo taken and receive a paper badge with their name and photo on it, as well as the name of the department they’re visiting. While the city has not had any major security problems at City Hall, there have been issues that raise concerns. Last month two visitors in the lobby of the city’s building service department got into an altercation, de Jesus said, and there have been threats made against some employees. “Utility billing gets a multitude of threats of bodily harm on a regular basis,” he told
commissioners. Another problem, de Jesus said, is that staffers frequently find people wandering through City Hall without knowing where they’re going. A new system, he said, would also provide an additional level of customer service, making it easier for staff to direct visitors who may have trouble getting to where they need to be. Mayor Shelly Petrolia said that most other cities she visits have some form of city hall security and that Delray has been behind. “I know we’ve come a long way and still have a long way to go,” she said. Delray is not alone in reviewing its security at municipal buildings. In Boca Raton, which after 9/11 had a metal detector and guard at its City Hall entrance but no longer does, a review of security
reinforcements and protocols is in progress. The previous security procedures were removed as part of a reconfiguration of the City Hall entrance during the recession, according to city officials. While the recently implemented sign-in process at Delray City Hall has gone smoothly, according to de Jesus, there was at least one resident who was caught off guard. Vice Mayor Shirley Johnson said she received a call from a resident who was irate over having to sign in. “The public is not accustomed to what we’ve done and it was a shock,” she said. De Jesus said he had heard of only that one upset resident. “There have been several hundred people sign in and only one complaint,” he said. Ú
Marriott will morph into Anglo-Caribbean style By Jane Smith The Delray Beach Marriott plans to change its architectural style and color scheme starting in August. “Right after Hurricane Irma, our insurance company said we needed to change the roof,” said Mike Walsh, president of Ocean Properties, which owns and runs the oceanfront hotel. The barrel-tile roof, indicative of the hotel’s Mediterranean architectural style, was not holding up well to severe weather. Metal roofs were suggested, meaning a new look for the hotel in the AngloCaribbean style. “We’re excited,” Walsh said. “We want the hotel to look its best.” Renovations should be finished by Christmas, he said.
The hotel will be repainted from standard beige to Arcadia white with details in Brilliant white. Both are Benjamin Moore paint colors, said Gary Eliopoulos, the architect for the project. He presented the changes on June 12 to the city’s Site Plan Review and Appearance Board. “It was a standard beige for decades,” said Roger Cope, chairman of that advisory board. “The color change is phenomenal.” The white colors are trending now, Eliopoulos said. The already approved restaurant with an entrance on East Atlantic Avenue will have “real cedar shakes as a roofing material,” Cope said. The cedar shakes will be used only on the new 5,000-square-
A change of paint color and replacement of the barrel-tile roof with a more durable metal will change the aesthetics of the Marriott and please its insurance company. Rendering provided foot restaurant, Eliopoulos said. The rest of the hotel will have metal roofs. The board approved the changes 5-0. Two members, Annie Adkins-Roof and Linda Purdo-Enochs, were absent. Delray Beach residents will notice other design changes to
the south façade facing Atlantic Avenue and to the west one facing Andrews Avenue. The medallion on the south side will be removed and replaced with a large, concreteetched mural of palm fronds. The western side will have two vertical, concrete-etched
murals of palm fronds. The hotel’s lobby will be freshened, too. Ocean Properties hired the same interior designer the iPic movie theater used to create a new front desk and ceiling treatment, Walsh said. Ú
Former assistant takes over as CRA executive director
By Jane Smith
Lawyer Renée Jadusingh became the executive director of the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency as of June 29, a promotion from the assistant director’s post she held since 2018. Jadusingh replaces her former boss, Jeff Costello, who submitted his resignation on May 28. Jadusingh He offered to stay until Aug. 23 “to facilitate a smooth transition.” But CRA board members decided that Costello would stay only 30 days, as his contract required. Costello, who made slightly more than $146,000 a year, was to have a performance review last month. The board members voted 6-1 in June
to promote Jadusingh, 38, to be executive director with a $145,000 annual salary and a $3,000 annual car allowance. CRA Treasurer Bill Bathurst voted no because he wanted to conduct a search for the best candidate. ‘I’m very impressed with Renée,” CRA Vice Chairwoman Shirley Johnson said at a June 4 meeting. When Jadusingh worked for the Overtown CRA in Miami, “she visited 450 homeowners and convinced them to move out of their homes temporarily and move back at CRA expense. ... I thank Jeff Costello for hiring her.” Jadusingh, happy to be promoted, said, “I will benefit from the redevelopment plan that Jeff created from the board’s input. Now, I’ll have to implement the projects.” She will oversee 13 employees, including the Greenmarket manager and
Arts Warehouse director. The CRA area covers one-fifth of the city, mostly along Atlantic Avenue east of Interstate 95 to the ocean. The agency is embarking on an ambitious plan to clean and complete the alleys in the Northwest and Southwest neighborhoods. It also is negotiating with a developer, BH3, to redo 9 acres in the 600 to 800 blocks of West Atlantic. Jadusingh became the assistant director in February 2018. She was making $110,000 in that position. Previously, Jadusingh spent 31/2 years as the staff attorney for the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency in Miami. She negotiated and drafted general business contracts, housing restrictive covenants, construction contracts and other legal documents. In 2012, she graduated from St.
Thomas University School of Law in Miami Gardens. She sits on the board of the Florida Redevelopment Association. Costello, 55, said it was “a good time” for him to leave. “I’m glad they promoted from within the CRA.” After 30 years with the city, including 12 at the CRA and more than four as executive director, he will take some time off to spend with his two teenage sons. Between his previous city planning job and the CRA assistant director’s position, he spent two years at New Urban Planning in Delray Beach. He will stay in Delray Beach, but he declined to say what his next job will be. At his last board meeting on June 11, the board members and staff treated him to an Oreo cake from Publix and a card. “God bless,” Costello said, “and thanks.” Ú
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Junior League leaders announced for coming season
he Junior League of the Palm Beaches has named its 2019-20 board of directors and management team. Leading the cause is President Laura Wissa, who has been a member of the league since 2006 and served as vice president of fundraising as well as chairwoman of numerous committees. “In my 13 years of being in JLPB, this organization has changed me,” Wissa said. “It has taught me how to become a community leader and a better person.” Members of the board of directors are President-Elect Julie Rudolph, Executive Vice President Felice Shearer, Secretary Krista Downey, Treasurer Ann Breeden, Nominating Chairwoman Kristen Laraia and members Alexandra Chase, Sarah Cohen, Sue Gibson, Emily Schachtel and Pam Schanel. The management team, which oversees the league’s day-to-day operations, includes Shearer, Executive Vice President-Elect Sarah Kudisch, Membership Vice President Jeana White, Community Vice President Kat McGinley, Communications Vice President Aimee Shaughnessy, Treasurer-Elect Nadia Islam Spivak, Fundraising Vice President Natasha Rawding and Fundraising Vice PresidentElect Kathryn Sexton.
Community Foundation caps year of giving
The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties’ year of charitable giving — focused on community revitalization — included grants totaling over $1.3 million to area nonprofits. The foundation also awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to 104 county high school students in amounts that ranged from $1,000 to $26,000, with Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, Atlantic High School and Lake Worth High School earning the most scholarships.
Major legacy gift to benefit Boca Helping Hands clients
Boca Helping Hands has announced that the late Arthur Remillard Jr. left the organization $1 million as a legacy gift to its endowment fund. “This is huge in our world,” said Gary Peters, Boca Helping Hands board president. “Arthur Remillard’s first major Remillard gift to Boca Helping Hands in 2006 enabled us to purchase the building we are in today, allowing our organization to expand from
ABOVE: Serving on the Junior League board are (l-r) Krista Downey, Alexandra Chase, Emily Schachtel, Laura Wissa, Ann Breeden, Pam Schanel, Sue Gibson, Felice Shearer, Julie Rudolph and Sarah Cohen. LEFT: The management team includes (l-r) Aimee Shaughnessy, Jeana White, Natasha Rawding, Felice Shearer, Kathryn Sexton, Nadia Islam Spivak and Sarah Kudisch. Photos provided by CAPEHART
its beginnings as a small soup kitchen. His estate gift will help ensure that we can keep growing and serving those in need for decades to come.” When Remillard initially contacted Peters, Boca Helping Hands was providing 36 meals per day. Now it is feeding nearly 200 poor and hungry a meal six days a week, serving 4,000 per month. “As a longtime Boca Raton resident, our father was passionate about wanting to help establish a comprehensive resource center for the lessprivileged citizens of this great town,” son Regan Remillard said. “Boca Helping Hands is the culmination of that passion, and our father’s legacy gift will help Boca Helping Hands continue its critical, compassionate mission of providing food, access to medical care, financial assistance and job training to Boca’s neediest residents.”
Glades seniors get college scholarships via Take Stock
Fifty seniors from Glades Central High School received $440,000 in Florida Prepaid scholarships as a result of their commitment to the Take Stock in Children Palm Beach & Johnson Scholars program. The students joined the program in 2015 and have maintained their participation in the Glades Climate Change Initiative. The initiative paired the then-freshmen with volunteer mentors and set them on a course to academic success. The graduation rate nearly doubled in four years.
“Our students in the Glades are so deserving of this opportunity,” said Nancy Stellway, Take Stock in Children’s executive director. “Belle Glade is an area that can often be overlooked because of the economic disparity, but it is so encouraging to know that we are giving the students an opportunity to further their education and improve their future lives and the lives of their family members.”
Moran Foundation aids environmental education
Sandoway Discovery Center in Delray Beach has received a two-year grant totaling $90,000 from the Jim Moran Foundation. The money will be used to support the center’s education and animal-care programs that allow students and visitors to learn about the environment through hands-on activities and live-animal encounters. The money also will enable a book to be sent home with every student from a Title I school participating in the Junior Naturalist Program. “This is a tremendous opportunity to enhance and strengthen the student experience at Sandoway,” Executive Director Danica Sanborn said.
CROS Ministries event raises nearly $50,000
CROS Ministries welcomed 200 supporters to its “Raise Your Glass To End Hunger” event at Delray Beach’s Old School Square Fieldhouse. The fundraiser included
wine and beer tasting, as well as signature dishes from local restaurants and caterers. Guests bid on a variety of donated items in both the silent and live auctions. The nearly $50,000 in proceeds will benefit the faith-based organization that brings together members of the community to help alleviate hunger.
Arts grant to fund Spady comic book project
The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to create an exhibit and a series of community events exploring the origin and impact of multicultural comic book heroes. The history of multicultural comic book characters extends far beyond Black Panther, Falcon and Storm — heroes made famous by recent movies — and the project, titled eroica: black, brown, red and yellow comic book narratives, focuses on the origins and representations of superpowers of color. “eroica will be an opportunity to engage people in conversations and reflections that deal with pop culture, iconic imagery, cultural representation, civil rights, modernism and history — all through the depiction of heroism in comic books,” museum Director Charlene Farrington said. Additionally, The NEA awarded an Art Works grant of $10,000 to Palm Beach Poetry
Festival in support of the 2020 festival, which will be Jan. 20-25 in Old School Square, Delray Beach.
5K run/walk benefits four local charities
The 12th annual Rooney’s 5K Run/Walk held in April at Palm Beach Kennel Club raised $19,039.41 for Greyhound Support Transport, Palm Beach County Police Athletic League, Potentia Academy and Westgate/Belvedere Homes Community Redevelopment Agency, with the help of sponsorships and nearly 600 participants. The fourth annual Rooney’s Spring Golf Tournament, at Abacoa Golf Club, raised $16,000 to benefit Awesome Greyhound Adoptions/Hounds & Heroes, Florida Atlantic University Honors College, Forgotten Soldiers Outreach and Wounded Veterans Relief Fund.
Office Depot employees assist at Boys & Girls Club
Boca Raton-based Office Depot recently had its second annual Depot Day of Service volunteer initiative. In South Florida, more than 300 volunteers helped to complete a revitalization project at the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach.
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Celebrations Food Bank Reception
Literacy Links Golf Tournament
Private home, Gulf Stream — April 30
Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course — April 10
Palm Beach County Food Bank supporters came together for an evening of celebration sponsored by Marti LaTour, chairwoman of the agency, and George Elmore, who welcomed guests with cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres. LaTour shared accomplishments from the past season and goals for the future, pointing out that the issue of hunger continues to grow. ‘According to the Palm Beach County commissioners’ study, there is a 78-millionpound gap here in our county from what we currently distribute to what is actually needed,’ she said. Added Executive Director Karen Erren: ‘When we think of Palm Beach County, we think about a lot of things, but we don’t always realize that there are almost 200,000 people in our county that don’t know when they will get their next meal.’ TOP: (l-r) Caroline Villanueva, Jeff Stoops and Erren. MIDDLE: Elmore and LaTour. BOTTOM: Caron and Bob Dockerty. Photos provided by CAPEHART
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St. Andrews Club, Delray Beach — April 27 St. Joseph’s Episcopal School had its 61st-annual auction — the institution’s signature fundraiser — to benefit the Jaguar Fund. The Jaguar Fund is used to provide scholarships and financial aid to eligible students; it also is used to make improvements to the campus. This year, proceeds will help purchase technology to enhance the STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) initiative. RIGHT: Amy McCabe with Suzanne Boyd. Photo provided by Carol Cunningham
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The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County scored a hole in one with its third-annual outing, raising more than $20,000 to provide links to literacy for children, adults and families who struggle with reading. A total of 40 players took part in the oceanside tournament, which was followed by lunch and a silent auction. The winning foursome was Vincent Delazzero, Trent Hayes, Wayne Warren and Troy Wheat, but the real winners are those the coalition serves. ‘One in seven adults in our county is unable to read and understand information found in books, newspapers and manuals, and nearly half of all third-graders are not reading on grade level,’ said Kristin Calder, CEO of the coalition. ‘Fundraisers like Literacy Links help us ensure that every child and every adult in Palm Beach County can read.’ ABOVE: (l-r) Peter Bonutti, Iain Calder, Harrison Calder and Glen Calder. Photo provided
Harriet Himmel Theater, West Palm Beach — April 11 Glitz, glam and giving were the stars of the show celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Achievement Centers for Children & Families. Specialty retailer Boston Proper unveiled its summer line on the runway, but the bigger announcement was that the Boca Raton-based company has donated more than $1 million to ACCF since their partnership began 11 years ago. ‘It was a stunning evening that captivated everyone’s attention and hearts,’ Executive Director Mary Kay Willson said. ‘We are grateful for our long-standing partnership with Boston Proper and the opportunity to serve more than 10,000 families over the years.’ This year, the event raised $78,000. ‘There’s no other organization making the kind of impact ACCF is on our community,’ Boston Proper CEO Sheryl Clark said. ‘We are absolutely delighted to support this worthy cause year after year.’ TOP: Stephanie Cherub with Kari Shipley. RIGHT: Reeve and Anne Bright. Photos provided
Heroes Golf Tournament
Breakers West Country Club, West Palm Beach — April 1 More than 100 golfers participated in a dynamic day on the course to support Sacred Heart School’s scholarship fund. The 10th-annual charity event raised $154,000. ‘The weather was amazing, and the greens, as usual, were impeccable,’ Principal Candace Tamposi said. To date, the school has provided grants to more than 1,800 students. ‘These amazing students have received scholarships to prestigious high schools like Cardinal Newman, Oxbridge Academy, American Heritage and St. John Paul II Academy, just to mention a few,’ Tamposi said. LEFT: Honorary Chairman Patrick Donaghy with Tamposi. Photo provided
Continued from page AT1 prix fixe dinner on those days is $75 and has entree choices such as a Fort McCoy Ranch filet mignon, a miso-glazed Florida grouper and Lake Meadow Farm duck breast — all with sides. Fruit cobbler with the signature strawberry-basil ice cream is what we’d choose for dessert. More drinks are on tap at Deck 84 in Delray Beach on
The COASTAL STAR the water. It extends happy hour from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. A bar bites menu is available 3-6 p.m. with a gluten-free, spicy tuna taco for $12. Bring Rover on over, too — dogs have their own menu here that even features a vegetarian option and a CBD biscuit. Howl, yeah. At the Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante in Delray, take 40 percent off the food menu prices on Mondays (spaghetti Bottarga di Muggine — oh,
my!) and half off bottles of wine on Tuesdays. A plate of pasta is just $12 on Wednesdays, and ladies drink free at the bar from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Josie’s Ristorante in Boynton Beach is taking 20 percent off the whole check each Monday through Thursday, lunch and dinner, and up to 3 p.m. on Fridays. The craziest deal is Meatball Monday, however — but get there early because word’s definitely out. The signature
giant meatballs with fresh ricotta cheese are only $2 each, and one may fill you up. Meatball sliders are just $2.50, and the restaurant whacks $3 off the martinis. That’s one cheap date. (Grab a rideshare home, please.) In Palm Beach, saddle up for the steak deal on Sundays at the Meat Market. It’s half price for all the signature steaks. There’s an early bird deal at PB Catch, also in Palm Beach, where it’s BOGO on the entrees
every night before 6:30. That includes the signature cioppino, a treasure of a dish filled with seafood in a tomato-fennel broth with a grilled crostini to dip in it. A true taste of coastal summer. Most of these deals last through summer; check the restaurants ahead of time just to be sure. Reservations might be a good idea, though it shouldn’t be as hard to get in during these lazy days of summer. Ú
SIZZLING SUMMER SPECIALS BOCA RATON Casimir French Bistro — 416 Via De Palmas Suite 81, Boca Raton. 955-6001; www. casimirbistro.com. Summer Madness dining deals through Oct. 25 include: Monday, All-you-can-eat mussels, $25.50; Tuesday, Reward night: Spend $75 and get a $25 gift card; Wednesday: Duck Night. The house favorite is $23; and Thursday, Lobster Night: Get a 1.5-pound lobster, sautéed spinach and basmati rice, $28. Chops Lobster Bar — 101 Plaza Real S., Boca Raton. 395-2675; www.buckheadrestaurants. com/restaurant/chops-lobster-bar-br/ Happy Hour: 5-7 p.m. daily. Wine by the glass, $6; spirits, $7; signature martinis, $7.75. Get $8 small bites including baked clams casino, Thai chili calamari, truffle fries and burrata mozzarella. $12 plates include lobster and white cheddar mac ’n’ cheese and ahi tuna tartar. Get a 7-ounce bacon cheeseburger with gaufrette chips for $11. Three-course prix fixe dinners: Sunday-Thursday. Choose from six appetizers, eight entrees including filet mignon and lobster-stuffed lobster, and three desserts starting at $54. Louie Bossi’s Ristorante — 100 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. 336-6699; www. louiebossi.com. Martini Monday: Half off all martinis and $2.50 meatball sliders, Monday 4 p.m. to close. Roman Holiday: Half off every bottle of wine under $99 with the purchase of an entrée, Wednesday. Extended Happy Hour: 4-7 p.m. daily at the bar. $2 off drinks and half-price pizzas. The Rebel House — 297 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton. 353-5888; www.lifetastesbetter.com. Beer, bourbon, barbecue: A five-course dinner pairing: 7 p.m. July 3. $75, inclusive. Rocco’s Tacos — Boca Center, 5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton. 416-2131; and 110 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 808-1100; www. roccostacos.com. Summer dining deal: From 4-7 p.m. daily at the bar, get signature tacos and appetizers for $2, $3 house wine, Mexican beer starting at $3 and $5 well drinks and margaritas. Bottles of Veuve Clicquot are $50. Tanzy Restaurant — Mizner Park, 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 922-6699; www. tanzyrestaurant.com. Weekend brunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Happy Hour: 4-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Get wine by the glass and beer, $5. Farm-to-glass cocktails, $7. Small plates like housemade meatballs and flatbreads, $6. And Chef Jet Tila’s spicy tuna on crispy rice, $6. The Yard House — Mizner Park, , 201 Plaza Real, Suite 1201, Boca Raton. 417-6124; www. yardhouse.com. Happy Hour: 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and late night from 10 p.m. to close SundayWednesday. Get select half-priced appetizers, including boneless wings, poke nachos, ahi sashimi, spinach cheese dip, queso dip, chicken nachos, chicken lettuce wraps, fried chicken tenders, classic sliders, Wisconsin fried cheese curds, fried calamari, moo shu egg rolls, fried mac and cheese, and half-priced pizzas. Take $2 off draft beer, wine, spirits and cocktails, $3 off nine-ounce wine and $4 off half yards.
BOYNTON BEACH Café Frankie’s — 640 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. 732-3834. www.cafefrankies.com. Half wine deal: Take 50 percent off all bottles of wine from 8-10 p.m. daily. Dine in only. Dollar off deal: Take $1 off all bottled beer and $2 off glasses of wine. Discounted appetizers: 4:30-6:30 p.m. daily. $5 (grilled eggplant), $6 (fried calamari) and $8
The Atlantic Grille, at the Seagate Hotel in Delray Beach, offers happy hour specials, plus a prix fixe menu. Photo provided (spicy mussels). Lunch specials: $7.99 lunch deals from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Josie’s — 1602 S. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach. 364-9601; www.josiesristorante.com. Summer celebration deal: Take 20 percent off the menu all day Monday through Thursday and until 3 p.m. Friday. Dine in only. Limited time. Some exclusions apply. Eight for $8 deal: Choose from eight lunch specials including shrimp or chicken Caesar, eight wings, 2 meatball sliders, rigatoni bolognese, panini caprese. Dine in or take-out. Extended happy hours: 2-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 4-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Late Night Happy Hour: 9 p.m. to close, order from the happy hour bar menu. Meatball & Martini Monday: $2 meatballs, $2.50 sliders and reduced-price martinis, dine in only. Take-out pizza special: Get a large one-topping pizza for $10.99 on Monday and Tuesday.
DELRAY BEACH The Atlantic Grille — 1000 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 665-4900; www.theatlanticgrille. com. Happy Hour: Get $4 house wine, draft beer and well cocktails, $6 Svedka martinis and reducedprice appetizers. Prix fixe menu: Sunday through Thursday, order from the special prix a la carte fixe menu. Choose from two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts. The menu (and prices) change each week. In week one, they offered a watermelon caprese, $12, or chilled cherry soup, $10. Entrees: Sautéed flounder amandine yellow rice, garlic green beans, $27, or farro primavera, $24. Desserts are blueberry cobbler and white chocolate cheesecake, $9, or ice cream, $8. Get three courses with a choice of La Terre Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay, or Rex & Goliath Pinot Grigio. Two glasses per guest or one bottle of wine per two guests, $38 per person. 50 Ocean — Above Boston’s at 50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. 278-3364 or 665-4666; www.50ocean.com. Prix fixe menus: Two-course lunches are $19, and a three-course dinner for $39. Try the fire-grilled swordfish with farro tabbouleh and preserved eggplant. Burt & Max’s — 9089 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 638-6380; www.burtandmaxs.com. Deals are valid through Sept. 30. $1 Kids’ Meals: Monday through Thursday, get a kids’ meal for a buck with the any adult entrée purchase. The $1 price benefits the Child Rescue Coalition. Kids are age 12 and younger. No take-out/delivery. Extended Happy Hour: From 11:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., get wine by the glass and half-price on beer and spirits at the bar and high tops. A bar bites menu is available from 3-6 p.m.
Half-Price Wines Days: Mondays and Wednesdays, get half off bottles of wine with the purchase of an entrée. $20 Bottles of Wine: Choose from a rotating list of wines by the bottle. 12 for $12 Lunches: Twelve meals priced at $12 each, Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Caffe Luna Rosa — 34 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. 274-9404; www.caffelunarosa.com. Wine Dinners: A four-course meal paired with appropriate wines selected by the restaurant, $59, plus tax and tip. Dates: July 23, Aug. 13, Sept. 3 and 24, Oct. 15, and Nov. 5 and 26. City Oyster & Sushi Bar — 213 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 272-0220; www.cityoysterdelray.com. Half-price wine: Take half off any bottle of wine under $99 on Mondays with the purchase of an entree. Happy Hour: From 4-7 p.m. daily at the bar; includes half-off drinks, beer and select wines and $1 off raw bar. Bottomless brunch: $13 mimosas and $13 endless Bloody Marys with the purchase of an entrée, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Deck 84 — 840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 665-8484; www.deck84.com. $1 Kids' Meals: Monday through Thursday, get a kids’ meal for a buck with the any adult entrée purchase. The $1 price benefits the Child Rescue Coalition. Kids are age 12 and younger. Through Sept. 30. No take-out/delivery. Wine Wednesdays: Half-price. Extended Happy Hour: From 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday get wine by the glass and half price on beer and spirits at the bar and high tops. A bar bites menu is available from 3-6 p.m. Ellie’s 50’s Diner — 2401 N. Federal Highway, Delray Beach. 276-7716. Summertime Specials: Prix fixe breakfast ($4.97), lunch ($8.97) and dinner ($13.97). Cash only deal: Get 20 percent off your check when you pay cash through Sept. 30. Not valid on Summertime Specials. Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar — 1841 S. Federal Highway, #402, Delray Beach. 2663239; www.harvestseasonalgrill.com. Prix fixe menu: From July 21-Aug. 2, get a $20 three-course prix fixe lunch menu and a $35 four-course dinner menu. Lemongrass Asian Bistro — Two locations: 420 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 278-5050; www.lemongrassasianbistrodelraybeach.com, and 101 Plaza Real S., Boca Raton. 544-8181; lemongrassasianbistrobocaraton.com. Lunch specials — 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. MondayFriday. Sushi and sashimi lunch specials ($9.95-$12.95) come with a choice of appetizer: ginger salad, shumai (steamed or fried), gyoza (steamed or fried), California roll or a vegetarian spring roll. Poke bowls are $15.
Luigi’s Coal Oven Pizza — 307 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 274-1969; www.luigiscoalovenpizzadelray.com/food/ Summer Happy Hour: From 3-7 p.m. Monday Friday and 3-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, get half off well drinks, glasses of wine $12 or less, domestic beers, $1 off craft and imported beers, plus an array of appetizers from $5-$9. Wine Wednesday: Half off all bottles of wine $100 or less all day. Late Night Happy Hour: Get an 8-inch pizza for $5 from 10 p.m. to close Friday and Saturday. Mussel Beach — 501 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 921-6464; www.musselbeachdelray. com. Happy Hour: 3:30-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday in the bar/lounge only. Get half-priced cocktails, $10 off mussel bowls and appetizers for $7, $10 and $14. Sardinia Enoteca Ristorante — 3035 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach. 332-3406. www.sardinia-ristorante.com. 40 percent off Mondays: Take 40 percent off the food menu on Monday nights. Pasta Wednesdays: Get a bowl of pasta for $12.
MANALAPAN Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa — 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, 800-328-0170, www. eaupalmbeach.com. Breeze Ocean Kitchen — Daily: Get two tacos and a margarita for $20.18. Temple Orange Mediterranean Bistro — Daily Eau Neighbors Lunch: A three-course meal is $28. Daily Eau Neighbors Dinner: A three-course meal is $60. Stir Bar & Terrace — The classic summer special: Tuesday through Thursday, get $5 Manhattans and Champagne by the glass at the bar. Angle — Get a three-course tasting menu for $75 Tuesday through Thursday (a $20 savings).
PALM BEACH The Breakers — 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach. 659-8488; www.thebreakers.com. Summer deals continue through Sept. 30. Prix Fixe Summer Specials: Specially priced three-course menus at Echo and the Italian Restaurant. Flagler Steakhouse’s Prix Fixe Brunch — A specially priced three-course Sunday brunch menu, through Sept. 30. Sunday Brunch at the Circle dining room — Hotel guests save 20 percent. Buccan — 350 S. County Road, Palm Beach. 833-3450; www.buccanpalmbeach.com. Summer Sunday Fried Chicken Special: Chef Clay Conley brings back his summer fried chicken special. Every Sunday night through September, get three pieces of crispy chicken with specialty sides (like collards, baked beans, mashed potatoes, biscuits) for $27. Café Boulud — 301 Australian Ave, Palm Beach. 655-6060; www.cafeboulud.com. Le Voyage: Vietnam — July. Le Voyage: China — August. Summer Les Plats Du Jour — Monday to Sunday. A selection of classically inspired dishes prepped by Executive Chef Rick Mace: Monday: Coq au Vin; Tuesday: Moules Frites; Wednesday: Moroccan Lamb Shank; Thursday: DB Burger; Friday: Salt Baked Yellowtail Snapper; Saturday: Chateaubriand for Two; Sunday: Veal Viennoise. Brunch Prix Fixe: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Three courses, $39. Lunch Prix Fixe: Noon-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Two courses, $29, or three for $36. Dinner Prix Fixe: Three courses with your choice of dishes like Key West pink shrimp, pate grandmere, moules frites and baked Alaska. Monday to Thursday, $49. Happy Hour: From 4-6 daily in Le Passage, the remodeled lounge, get $9 wine and signature cocktails and ten $17 bar bites like squash
blossoms, chicken yakitori, charred octopus and crispy duck pastilla. Café L’Europe — 331 S. County Road, Palm Beach. 655-8272; www.cafeleurope.com. Sensational Summer Prix Fixe menu: Choose from a trio of appetizers, four entrees and three desserts for $55. Wine Not Wednesday — Bring your own bottle, with no corkage fee. Thirsty Thursdays — 30 percent off all wine and Champagne bottles. Fabulous Fridays: Start the weekend with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label — $85. Wine Flight Weekends: Sample two ounces, three wines for $19.50 per flight. Hai House — 150 Worth Ave., #234, Palm Beach. 766-1075; www.haihousepb.com. Get a Summer Prix Fixe for 2 for $50, featuring soup, a dim sum sampler plate, and a shareable entrée and house fried rice. Upgrade to include two cocktails, wine or draft beer for $62. Meat Market Palm Beach — 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach. 354-9800; www. Meatmarket.net. Signature Steak Sundays — Every Sunday five Signature Steaks are half price and offered at full- and half-sizes. PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar — 251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach. 655-5558; www.PBCatch.com Summer BOGO: Before 6:30 p.m. daily, buy one entrée and get the second free. Dine in only. Happy Hour: From 4:30-6:30 p.m. daily, get two-for-one drinks and oysters, and $5 appetizers.
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Flavors of the Season: Summer Dining Series — The annual series hosted by the Society of the Four Arts features four lunches by award-winning chefs at some of your favorite restaurants in Palm Beach. Chefs present meals especially suited to our long hot summer and will include a discussion with the chef on current dining trends. Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m. except the Grand Finale at the Flagler Steak House, which begins at 11 a.m. At that program, a discussion — “The Breakers — A City on the Island” — is planned. Tickets for the four-part series are $300, single lunches are $95. Meet at the restaurants; valet parking is available. Reservations are required at 805-8562; email firstname.lastname@example.org; www. fourarts.org. Restaurants: July 11, Sant Ambroeus, Marco Barbisotti; Aug. 1, Renato’s, Javier Sanchez; Aug. 21, The Grand Finale at The Breakers Flagler Steak House, Anthony Sicignano. Flavor Palm Beach For September, the best restaurants throw a party and offer a three-course lunch for $20 and a three-course dinner for $30-$45. More than 50 restaurants are participating, including Ruth’s Chris, Morton’s Steakhouse, 50 Ocean, PB Catch, Vic and Angelo’s and Sant Ambroeus. Info: www.flavorpb.com. Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week — From Aug. 1-7, restaurants in downtown Delray Beach are hosting a week of multi-course prix fixe menus starting for lunch at $20 and dinner at $40 per person. More than 35 restaurants will participate, including Caffe Luna Rosa, Deck 84 and 50 Ocean. Info: www. downtowndelraybeach.com/restaurantweek. Boca Restaurant Month — This takes place in September at more than 20 restaurants in Boca Raton. For $21, get a three-course lunch, and for $36 get a three-course dinner. Restaurants include Rocco’s Tacos, Brio, the Melting Pot, Morton’s Steakhouse, Prezzo and Ouzo Bay. Info: www.bocarestaurantmonth.com. — Compiled by Janis Fontaine
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Janis, by Frank Hyder, an installation of six large heads, is part of the Seven Solos exhibit at the Cornell Museum of Art at Old School Square in Delray Beach. Photo provided
‘Seven Solos’ dazzles, then makes an impact By April Klimley Contributing Writer Art lovers will be thrilled with Seven Solos, an exhibition of immersive installations that opened in May at the Cornell Museum in Old School Square in Delray Beach. Curator Melanie Johanson has brought together eight artists to create seven fascinating spaces that will transport viewers from celestial awe (Brookhart Jonquil) to soothing tranquility (Shinduk Kang). Even art lovers with no experience of “installation” art will walk away moved by this experience, which takes up both floors of this gem-like small museum, and brings South Florida some of today’s most cutting-edge installation artists — an achievement in keeping with the museum’s mission to showcase contemporary art for residents and visitors. Seven Solos, which runs through Oct. 6, breaks out of the confines of the picture frame or traditional art gallery. These installations alternate surprise and an intent to inspire the viewer to deeper thought and inner contemplation. The first piece of Seven Solos sets the tone of the exhibition — a call for visitors to examine the piece
and interact with it. Luminaria 1, by Miami-based artist Alex Trimino, features two towers made up of brightly colored fluorescent lights hanging from the two-story ceiling of the atrium. A small figure of a conquistador is cleverly embedded at the bottom of one tower in an artificial tree stump, while the second tower of lights is thinner and barely reaches the floor. Although at first glance Luminaria 1 is a very joyful piece of art, when one looks deeper, it also suggests a struggle between modernity and the pain and cultural loss caused by conquest. Ebb and Flow, a collaborative work between Giannina Dwin and video artist Freddy Jouwayed, has a very different feeling. Everyone quiets down as they walk into this darkened space. Visitors stop to peek around one large see-through video screen to see a larger screen in the back where a loop of fuzzy images of buildings and palm trees moves along slowly. An ocean of whitecaps floats between the two screens. But these small valleys and hills are actually created out of salt by Dwin, an artist well-known for creating art that is impermanent. A nearby installation, Miya Ando’s Waves Becoming Light, also focuses on the ocean. The room is filled with
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delicate, transparent black panels of cloth hanging from the ceiling. These flutter as you walk past them to examine the two large discs and mixed media art on the walls. Ando describes her installation as “a connection between the moon and tides,” and its serenity reflects her own Buddhist faith and heritage, which is part Japanese, part Russian-American. Upstairs, if you take the elevator hidden away in the gift shop, you’ll walk right into one of the most arresting installations: Six large hollow heads — the size of giant Easter eggs — and looking something like inflatables. Each head has two faces, painted in circus colors and stripes, but with serious expressions. This is Janis, Frank Hyder’s installation, and the title is a play on the word “Janus”— the Roman god of beginnings and endings, which the artist changed to the word “Janis” to remove any suggestion of sexism. These heads may be colorful and engaging; but their intent is not to entertain. Instead, Hyder created them as a way to express his opposition to racism after he was inspired by the monumental heads he saw on Easter Island.
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To paraphrase Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant’s line from Stairway to Heaven in the film The Song Remains the Same, “Does anybody remember ‘The Leaky Teepee?’” If you recognize that nickname, you’re probably old enough to have attended events at the venue formerly known as the West Palm Beach Auditorium. Located at 1610 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., it started construction in 1965, and the round structure would eventually feature circus presentations, high school graduations, and professional sporting events such as soccer, basketball, ice hockey, roller hockey, and wrestling. But the rain-challenged, slope-roofed, 5,000-seat auditorium was probably best known for presenting concerts from its inception until nearly 21 years ago, when it was sold to the Jehovah’s Witnesses and became the West Palm Beach Christian Convention Center. Talk about a role reversal. In the first few years after starting to stage concerts in 1968, according to www.setlist.fm — which chronicles most, though not all, of the auditorium’s concert presentations — its roster had included The Temptations, Grand Funk Railroad, Jethro Tull, Yes, Chicago, Jerry Lee Lewis, Deep Purple, Buddy Miles, Glen Campbell, Freddie King and Creedence Clearwater Revival. In 1973, future stadium rockers See AUDITORIUM on AT6
Ron DeSaram's scrapbook page from a Black Sabbath concert in 1975. Courtesy RonDeSaram
Continued from page AT5 Aerosmith made an appearance. Another Boston-spawned act, the J. Geils Band, staged its first of several blazing performances there. British progressive rock icons King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer each took the stage, as did Johnny Winter and Rick Derringer. And The Eagles — in support of their second album, Desperado — played to a lessthan-capacity crowd. The following year, American acts from Sly & the Family Stone to ZZ Top to a cartoonish, fledgling New York group called Kiss played the auditorium. The Brits included blues/rock guitar star Robin Trower and heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath. Singer Ozzy Osbourne, who’d cowritten a song with the band called “Fairies Wear Boots,” sang while wearing boots up to his knees, and police officers made arrests of unsuspecting
The COASTAL STAR pot smokers by descending upon them every time they were illuminated by someone taking a flash photo of the group. “I have so many memories of attending concerts at the auditorium,” says musicologist Mike McLaren, editor/publisher of the West Palm Tribune in the early 2000s. “The first concert I saw there was Sly & the Family Stone in 1974. Tickets were $4.50. After that show, I was hooked, and tried to attend every concert I could there. It was a terrific time to be a young music fan in West Palm Beach.” In 1975, there were shows by Genesis, Uriah Heep, and Ike and Tina Turner, the latter featuring an announcement from the stage that the nearly 20-year-old war in Vietnam had officially come to an end that night. The remainder of the 1970s featured Canadian progressive rock trio Rush, Las Vegas icon Elvis Presley (only six months before his death in 1977), rising star Billy Joel, pop duo Hall & Oates, and future
The West Palm Beach Christian Convention Center as it looks today. Tumblr photo shared by J. Martinez
stadium rockers Van Halen. “I saw so many shows at the auditorium during that era that they blur together,” says West Palm Beach resident Ron DeSaram, a lead guitarist and bassist in multiple Palm Beach County bands. As a new decade dawned, 1980 featured everything from shock-rocker Alice Cooper to Georgia-spawned, University of Miami-trained fusion act the Dixie Dregs. The early to mid-’80s were hit-and-miss. Worthy rock acts (Cheap Trick, U2, Tom Petty, Grateful Dead), soulful performers (Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles), and country artists (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings) were contrasted by fading rockers with local family-and-friend ties (Ted Nugent), future beer distributors (Jimmy Buffett), and small screen-inspired stars (Bon Jovi). Indeed, MTV’s presence invaded the “Leaky Teepee” as much as it did the ’80s themselves. Does anybody remember the 1982 double-bill there of Flock of Seagulls and the Go-Go’s?
In 1985, the venue’s star cycle included the Beach Boys, Heart, Tears for Fears, and the country pairing of Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton. “When I saw Dolly Parton at the auditorium, I was able to walk past her, just a few feet away,” says Lisa Moss, a resource specialist at the help line 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast. “And she looked straight at me and smiled as she sang. It’s one of my favorite memories.” Before disparate artists including Luther Vandross, The Pretenders, Iggy Pop and Metallica closed out the 1980s, there were even hip-hop performances by Run-D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys. A 1990 concert by British rockers The Cult jump-started the auditorium’s final decade. Bob Dylan and Santana were a marquee double-bill in 1993, and ageless 86-year-old country star Willie Nelson put on a memorable performance there that year at age 60. Nineteen-ninety-five became memorable because of performances by Phish, Green
Day, and Primus. The latter was partially so for the wrong reasons. After New York metal quartet Helmet hyped the crowd with a raucous opening set, Primus had to deal with the aftermath. Forty minutes into the San Francisco trio’s concert, bassist/vocalist Les Claypool got tired of being pelted by objects thrown by fools down front, threatening to end the show if he got hit once more. He was, and they walked off. The auditorium’s occasional jazz presentations included a mid-’90s show by guitarist/ vocalist George Benson. The opening act was the self-titled trio led by New York City-based guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg, now a traditional jazz star, who was a music student at the University of Miami at the time. “I’d always loved George’s playing,” Kreisberg says. “It was a thrill to play the auditorium and open for him, but we were bummed because we didn’t get to meet or hang with him.” The writing was on the leaky walls as the ’90s wound down. After a December 1997 metal show featuring Anthrax and Pantera nearly crumbled those walls, British pop group Oasis lowered the decibels by nearly half in February 1998. When Christian rock act Jars of Clay closed 1998 that December, it signaled a sacred shift. After a 30-year run of far more secular “Leaky Teepee” performances, the sounds of the West Palm Beach Christian Convention Center during the 20-plus years since have definitely not remained the same.
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“I realized I could make heads that had two personalities,” he says. “I could put a skin color or gender on one side, and then a different one on the other side.” In this way, Hyder could convey his convictions about the multiplicity of humanity. On the second floor are three more installations. In Saturn Rings the Sunrise Bells, Brookhart Jonquil has created a striking celestial environment that is awe-inspiring. The room is as dark as a desert night, and his geometric sculpture, made of metal and fluorescent lights, glitters so brightly it’s almost impossible to view these pieces for very long at one time. It’s almost as if some magic hand brought planets and stars right down to earth. The most romantic installation is nearby: Jacob M. Fisher’s To hold, in time, your eyes forever. It’s a roomful of long plastic streamers, rivers of light, hanging from the ceiling, that shimmer like waterfalls as their colors change. The whole room is so relaxing that many visitors are almost hypnotized into plopping down on bean bag pillows on the floor. Finally, visitors arrive at the seventh installation: Heaven, Earth and Land, a peaceful,
Heaven, Earth and Land, by Shinduk Kang, invites peaceful reflection. Photo provided light-filled room. There, South Korean artist Shinduk Kang has created a central enclosure out of goldenrod-yellow gauze bottomed in red. It is a welcoming refuge, almost a womb. Behind the tower against the windows, Kang has placed a giant-sized piece of silk fabric composed of abstract squares and rectangles that billows falling onto the back floor. They blend in perfectly with the color of the tent, creating a soothing effect. All seven pieces somehow combine into perfect harmony, allowing the visitor to be immersed in messages of the artists, while still coming up
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Seven Solos runs through Oct. 6 at the Cornell Museum in Delray Beach. Admission: $8; $5 seniors and students; free for veterans, children 12 and under, and members Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday Info: 243-7922 or www. oldschoolsquare.org with their own interpretations. This participatory element gives Seven Solos a rare sort of staying power — a kind of mystique that can draw visitors back again and again.
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Seeing double at the Norton: Past and future influencers
By Gretel Sarmiento ArtsPaper Art Writer To see or to be seen? That is the question we no longer have to ask because both can be done simultaneously. The only decision left to make is which picture should be uploaded to become part of a new exhibition in real time — and, of course, get the most “likes.” With the line between celebrities and normal folks increasingly thinning, See and Be Seen: Picturing Notoriety is a full-speed industrial fan pointed in that same direction and blowing off the few hairs of differentiation left. On view at the Norton Museum of Art through Oct. 22, the exhibition presents more than 50 works featuring Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Marilyn Monroe and Lil’ Kim among other prominent influencers. The credits reference names that are just as famous and include Annie Leibovitz, John Baldessari, and Andy Warhol, whose “15 minutes” quote serves as preamble to the show. That artistic interpretations of fame not only have evolved with technology but also shaped our notion of a “celebrity” all along, is the show’s contention. Ropes can hardly contain a crowd of young fans desperately seeking autographs
News Briefs Schwarz named director of Palm Beach Symphony
PALM BEACH — Gerard Schwarz, who led the Seattle Symphony to national prominence in his 26 years with the orchestra, has been named artistic and music director of the Palm Beach Symphony. Schwarz takes over from Spanish conductor Ramon Tebar, who has led the orchestra since 2009. This is the second South Florida appointment for Schwarz, who earlier this year was appointed to the faculty at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. A native of New Jersey who served as principal trumpeter of the New York Philharmonic until 1973, Schwarz, 71, has been an increasingly familiar face to South Florida audiences in recent years, conducting concerts by The Symphonia Boca Raton for several years in a row, and in April, closing the Palm Beach Symphony season. Schwarz, a noted champion of American composers, has programmed a masterworks series that will bring Palm Beach Symphony into “a new era of innovation and diversity,” according to the orchestra’s official announcement. The season opens Dec. 8.
If You Go See and Be Seen runs through Oct. 22 at the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach. Admission: $18; free Friday and Saturday Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tues., Thurs., Sat.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. Info: 832-5196 or www. norton.org Josephine Baker in stage costume (c. 1925), from the Sautier Studio, Paris. Photo provided by the Norton Museum of Art from a professional wrestler. The frenzy is happening at the Sam Houston Coliseum. Johnny Valentine is the cause. Credited to Geoff Winningham and drawn from the portfolio Friday Night in the Coliseum, the image portrays the public’s thirst for proximity to and association with someone widely known. The goal is to establish a direct connection with the star of the show, however brief it may be. They know a nanosecond experience yields a lifetime of bragging rights and exaggerated uncontested anecdotes. Unlike Valentine’s audience, those walking See and Be Seen are not mere spectators. Viewers are in fact invited to post their pictures via Instagram and
Biaggi stepping down at Palm Beach Opera
WEST PALM BEACH — Daniel Biaggi, general director of the Palm Beach Opera, is stepping down in October after a 14-year run at the company. He’ll be replaced by David Walker, currently the managing director, who joined Palm Beach Opera in 2015. “The past 14 years with Palm Beach Opera’s board members, staff, artists and audiences have been incredibly rewarding,” said Biaggi. “I look forward to exploring new projects, allowing me to work more internationally, and also to participate in Palm Beach Opera’s exciting future”in an advisory capacity. Walker, a tenor who won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 1998, enjoyed an international singing career before becoming an arts Walker administrator. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead, along with our growing board, this important performing arts institution,” Walker said in a prepared statement. The company’s season opens Dec. 6-8.
instantly become part of the show. Everyone is a potential celebrity in the making with a common principle unifying us all: A couple of steps prior to submitting, we will likely apply a filter or glossy treatment to our shot. It may come as a shock, but airbrushing is not a modern practice. We find proof in a dramatic 1932 image of a shirtless Johnny Weissmuller subtly flexing his arms. A soft light chooses what spots of his masculine physique to highlight: his wavy hair, the cheekbones, the jawline. The shadows emphasize his toned upper body. It’s a fitting depiction of the fivetime Olympic gold-medalist swimmer who personified Tarzan in 12 films. The
glamorous flawless quality is the signature style of George Hurrell, the favored portrait photographer among celebrities in the 1950s. Some works serve as the antithesis to a strand of celebrity we have grown complacent about: the famousfor-no-apparent-reason kind. Instead, Jack the Dripper by Joe Fig captures a subject next to the source of its fame. Painter Jackson Pollock is seen applying the dripping technique that made his brand of abstract expressionism unique. Brush in hand and against a blue sky, the figure of Pollock is still visible and not yet eclipsed by his own art. Reagan on TV by Bill Owens highlights a crucial contributor to the modern obsession with public personalities and the impulse to emulate them. A
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nativity scene rests on top of a TV set showing Ronald Reagan sporting a military coat. The 1971 photograph shows the Hollywood actor a decade before he became the 40th president of the United States. Reagan was not the first president to come alive through a black-and-white screen, but he is among many politicians to have benefited from movie star status. Meanwhile, the big screen has attempted to shift the widely accepted perception of Monroe as an eccentric sex symbol and paint her instead as insecure, naïve and vulnerable. Erika Stone’s 1955 print Marilyn Monroe at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, NYC scores a point for the former. It’s opening night of the circus at Madison Square Garden. The platinum blonde actress makes her appearance atop an elephant, wearing white gloves, fishnet tights, and a sparkling corset with feathers. Her wide grin can be seen from a mile away. Seen and Be Seen does not indulge the tendency of the nostalgic at heart to romanticize the past and think it superior to the present. It actually confirms self-adulation and attention-seeking habits are as old as dinosaurs and show no sign of weakening. So, take a look around the room. Meet your next-door influencer.
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Chamber Music Festival will have a little something for everyone in July By Greg Stepanich ArtsPaper Editor In this summer’s version of the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival, the selections range widely from canonical string and piano quartets to rarities for unusual combinations of instruments, as well as major utterances from overlooked composers of the past. In short, it contains all the elements listeners have come to expect from this festival, whose 28th anniversary season begins July 5 at the Persson Recital Hall on the campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach. In an amiable huddle at Howley’s restaurant in West Palm Beach in mid-June, the three founders of the festival — flutist Karen Fuller, clarinetist Michael Forte and bassoonist Michael Ellert — said they were happy to be back for another season, and looking to add new audience members. “We’ve got our formula, and we just keep putting one foot in front of the other,” Fuller said. In a nod to the Beethoven 250th birthday celebrations in the coming season, the festival has programmed the composer’s most popular piece in his lifetime, the Septet (in E-flat, Op. 20). Written in 1799 for string trio, clarinet, horn, bassoon and bass, it’s music by a young Beethoven writing with the intent to entertain. The work will feature violinist Mei Mei Luo, a longtime festival participant. The piece will make a good end to the festival, Fuller said. “We always try to go out with something big and splashy.” Two other canonical works, the Sunrise Quartet of Haydn, and the Piano Quartet No. 2 of Brahms, are on programs Three and Two respectively,
Mei Mei Luo (from left), Dina Kostic, Rene Reder, Janet Clippard and Susan Bergeron in performance with the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival. Photo by Rob Norris and Program One features the little-appreciated but important Cello Sonata of Chopin, the last major work the Polish composer completed. Pride of place on the first concert goes to the Nonet for winds and strings by the now-forgotten composer Louis Spohr, who was a major celebrity in his lifetime (1784-1859). The Nonet (in F, Op. 31) is an ingratiating piece from 1813 for woodwind quintet, string trio and bass that makes deft use of the contrasts in sound between the two families of instruments. “It surfs along, it brings a smile to your face,” Fuller said. Also on the first program is a sextet for piano and woodwind quintet by Ludwig Thuille, a German composer in the spirit of Brahms who died at 45. “We just don’t have that much in the Romantic (style)” as flutists, Fuller said. “So it’s nice to have something meaty in that way.” Forte’s clarinet is featured in the Clarinet Trio of Alexander von Zemlinsky (Program Three), an early, Brahmsian work by this late Romantic Austrian composer. “It’s not what it seems,” Forte says of the trio. “When I listen
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The Palm Beach Chamber Summer Music Festival opens July 5-7 with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Persson Recital Hall, West Palm Beach; 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in North Palm Beach; and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Crest Theatre in Delray Beach. Subsequent concerts are July 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28. Tickets: $30 apiece; subscriptions are $100. Info: 547-1010 orpbcmf.org. to it, it sounds like Brahms, and then when I dig into it, it’s more like (Richard) Strauss.” Perhaps the most unusual piece is a set of miniatures for violin and bass by the Soviet composer Reinhold Glière, best-known for his folk-flavored ballet score The Red Poppy. “There are eight of them, and most people do three or four of them (on a concert). We’re doing four,” Ellert said. More contemporary offerings are a concertino for flute, viola and piano by the Swiss-American composer Ernst Bloch, a concertino for violin, trumpet, bassoon and piano by the Austro-American composer Robert Starer (both on Program One), and a trio for oboe, bassoon and piano by the British composer Michael Head (Program Four). In addition to putting the spotlight on Luo in the Beethoven, festival organizers are featuring cellist Susan Bergeron in the Chopin sonata (Program One) — long requested by patrons — and oboist Erika Yamada in the Trio Sonata No. 4 of the 18thcentury Italian oboist and composer Alessandro Besozzi (Program Three). “It’s such a sweet piece,” Ellert said. Fuller will be heard on that same program in an American rarity, a pairing of two pieces (Nocturne and Scherzo) by Arthur Foote (1853-1937) for flute and string quartet. Program Four features a trio sonata for flute, violin and piano by C.P.E. Bach, the son of J.S. Bach.
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Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens: Open by appointment through Oct. 1. 832-5328 or ansg. org. Armory Art Center: Through July 12: Objectified: Still Life Painting and Ceramic Vessels, curated by Nancy Tart and Zhing You. Opens July 20: Beautified: Painting in Oil and Digital Photography, curated by Tart and Amber Tutwiler; through Aug. 9. 9 am-4 pm M-F, 9 am-2 pm Sat. 832-1776 or armoryart.org. Boca Raton Museum of Art: Through Oct. 10: Beyond the Cape! Comics and Contemporary Art; Contemporary Sculpture: Sam Anderson and Michael Dean; through Aug. 11: John Ransom Phillips: The Lives of the Artists. $12, seniors $10, children 12 and under, free. 10 am-5 pm T/W/F; 10 am-8 pm Th; noon-5 pm Sat & Sun. 3922500, or bocamuseum.org. Cornell Art Museum: Through Oct. 6: Seven Solos, site-specific installations commissioned for the museum. 10 am-4:30 pm T-Sat; 1-4:30 pm Sun. $8; $5 seniors and students. 243-7922 or oldschoolsquare.org. Cultural Council of Palm Beach County: Through Aug. 11: Biennial 2019, featuring works from local artists. 10 am-5 pm T-Sat; 471-2901 or palmbeachculture.com. Flagler Museum: 10 am-5 pm T-Sat, noon- 5 pm to Sun. $18. 655-2833 or flaglermuseum.us. Lighthouse ArtCenter: Through Aug. 10: Window on the World, artwork by children’s illustrators. 10 am-4 pm. M-F, 10 am-2 pm Sat & Sun. 746-3101 or lighthousearts.org. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens: Through Aug. 11: Falling Water, Soaring Kites. $15, $13 seniors, $9 children and college students. 10 am-5 pm. T-Sun. 495-0233 or morikami.org. Norton Museum of Art: Opens July 5: Small Worlds: Five Centuries of European Prints and Drawings, 40 works from the museum’s collection, through Sept. 17; opens July 12: Coming Soon: Film Posters from the Dwight M. Cleveland Collection, billed as the largest-ever exhibition of posters from this source, more than 200 in all from Casablanca to Barbarella, through Oct. 29; Through Oct. 22: See and Be
The cast of Romeo and Juliet, playing at the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival. Photo by Ron Elkman/USA Today Seen: Picturing Notoriety. Through Nov. 26: Who? A Brief History of Photography Through Portraiture, includes 60 photos from the 19th to 21st centuries. $18; free on Fr and Sat. 10 am -5 pm M, T , Th and Sat; 10 am-10 pm Fr.; 11 am -5 pm Sun; 832-5196 or norton.org.
Friday, July 5-Sunday, July 28 Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival: The 28th season for this series of four concerts played three times each in various parts of the county. 7:30 pm F, Persson Hall at PBAU, West Palm Beach; 7:30 pm Sat, First Presbyterian Church, North Palm Beach; 2 pm Sun, Crest Theatre, Delray Beach. $30; 547-1010 or pbcmf.org. Through Sunday, July 28 Miami Summer Music Festival: Michael Rossi’s fifth iteration of his Aspen-style festival features a month of concerts and operas including a performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony (July 6) led by Mark Gibson and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring along with concerto competition winners (July 12). Operas include Mozart’s The Magic Flute (July 27-28), and Gluck’s Armide (July 27-28), plus chamber music and solo recitals at The Betsy hotel and the Miami Beach Woman’s Club. 305-482-3793 or miamimusicfestival.com Sunday, July 14 Symphony of the Americas: James BrooksBruzzese’s orchestra presents its annual Summerfest program, with its usual wideranging menu of pieces. Features music by Parry, Dohnanyi, Tartini, Beethoven, Mozart and others including Ray Conniff. 2 pm, St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, Boca Raton. $20, $35 VIP.
symphonyoftheamericas.org or 954-335-7002 Monday, July 15 Zlata Chochieva: The Russian pianist presents a program of Liszt transcriptions of Schubert songs and music by Rachmaninov, including transcriptions of Bach and Mendelssohn and his First Piano Sonata. 7 pm, Boca Steinway Gallery, Boca Raton. $25. 573-0644 or pianolovers.org. Saturday, July 20 Tian Ying: The University of Miami-based teacher and pianist presents big works by Beethoven (Appassionata) and Rachmaninov (Sonata No. 2, Corelli Variatons). 4 pm, Boca Steinway Gallery, Boca Raton. $25. 573-0644 or pianolovers.org.
Friday, July 5 Wild Rose: Jessie Buckley stars as a wayward Glaswegian with two young kids, a prison record and a dream of getting to Nashville to pursue country music stardom. With Julie Walters and Sophie Okenedo. Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton. 549-2600 or fau.livingroomtheaters.com. Friday, July 12 The Reports on Sarah and Saleem: A married West Jerusalem café owner has a passionate fling with her Palestinian bread vendor, with serious consequences. In Arabic, Hebrew and English. Living Room Theaters, Boca Raton. 5492600 or fau.livingroomtheaters.com. Friday, July 26 The Silence of Others: Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo’s 2018 documentary about the victims of Spain’s dictator Gen. Francisco Franco, and the lawsuit they filed 40 years after his death to reclaim justice for their family
Saturday, July 6 William Cepeda: The Puerto Rican trombonist introduced the concept of Afro-Rican jazz in 1992 and has explored this unique style ever since. 8 pm, Arts Garage. $35-45. 450-6357 or artsgarage.org. Friday, July 12 Douyé: The Nigerian jazz singer released her fourth album recently, exploring 1950s and 60s bossa nova and samba classics. 8 pm, Arts Garage. $35-45. 450-6357 or artsgarage.org. Friday, July 26 Kiki Sanchez: A rising Peruvian pianist and composer whose recent release is called Two Worlds. 8 pm, Arts Garage. $35-45. 450-6357 or artsgarage.org.
Friday, July 19 The Flying Dutchman: The Miami Summer Music Festival’s Wagner Institute presents its first full Wagner opera with the 1843 tale of the cursed sea captain and Senta, the daughter of Daland, who has vowed to be true to the ghostly stranger. 7:30 pm, Ziff Ballet Opera House, Miami. 305-482-3793 or miamimusicfestival. org.
Saturday, July 6 Train and Goo Goo Dolls: The pop bands team up for a summer tour. 7 pm, Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach. livenation.com Thursday, July 11 Mary J. Blige and Nas: The queen of hip-hop soul and respected rapper share the stage. 8 pm, Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach. livenation.com Friday, July 19 Dierks Bentley: The country singer and songwriter stops in South Florida on his Burning Man tour, joined by Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Hot Country Knights. 7 pm, Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach. livenation.com Thursday, July 25 Blink-182 and Lil Wayne: The pop punksters from SoCali celebrate the 20th anniversary of Enema of the State, joined by the successful rapper born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. 7:30 pm, Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach. livenation.com
Friday-Saturday, July 26-27 Dave Matthews Band: It wouldn’t be summer in South Florida without a two-day stop by the South African-born master of slacker cool and his jam band. 8 pm both nights, Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach. livenation.com Sunday, July 28 Korn and Alice in Chains: The nu metal quintet is about to release its new recording, The Nothing, and Jerry Cantrell’s iconic grunge metal band from Seattle is touring in support of its latest, Rainier Fog. 6:30 pm, Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach. livenation.com
Thursday, July 11-Sunday, July 14; Friday, July 18-Sunday, July 21 Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival: For its 29th season of free summer productions of the Bard, Kermit Christman’s troupe returns to the most celebrated love story of all, Romeo and Juliet. Lindsey O’Neill is Juliet, John Campagnuolo is Romeo and Sara Elizabeth Grant offers a female take on Mercutio for this outdoors show at Seabreeze Amphitheater on the waterfront in Jupiter’s Carlin Park. 8 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm with food trucks available. Bring your chairs or a blanket; a $5 donation is suggested. pbshakespeare.org Opens Thursday, July 11 Footloose: The 1998 Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford musical, based on the popular 1984 film. At Lake Worth Playhouse, Lake Worth Beach, through July 28. $29-$35; dinner packages $65-$75. 586-6410 or lakeworthplayhouse.org. Saturday, June 13 Mary Poppins Jr.: The youth version of the movie-turned-musical, performed by Delray Beach Playhouse summer camp members. 2 pm and 6 pm. $15. 272-1281, ext. 4, or delraybeachplayhouse.com. Saturday, July 13-Sunday, July 14 The Ugly Duckling: A show for children based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, as presented by Stages Productions. 11 am both shows. 514-4042 or palmbeachdramaworks. org. Saturday, July 27-Sunday, July 28 You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown: Area students in grades 3 to 5 present Clark Gesner’s 1967 musical based on the antics of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts cartoon. 7:30 pm both shows, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter. 575-2223 or jupitertheatre.org.
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Quick work in party setting puts local artists to test By Stephen Moore
Imagine preparing for a day’s work at your place of employment. But as you walk into your office, you are met by 200 inquisitive guests wanting to find out what you do at work and how you do it. There is a DJ in the corner blasting out feelgood vibes, inspiring guests to tap their toes, sing along with the lyrics or break out in dance. Those curious guests could also purchase pizza, drinks and visit a popular virtual reality booth with a long line to prove it. That was the scene on June 7 at the Arts Warehouse in Delray Beach during the first Art Throwdown & Monster Drawing Rally and fundraiser. Four local artists tested their concentration and creativity by drawing or painting any subject they chose during a 90-minute session and using limited supplies. All the while, curious onlookers and reporters asked questions. The artists were trying to block out the clatter of conversation that at times approached commotion status. “No, I’m not really comfortable,” said Luciana Boaventura, a Brazilian artist living in Delray Beach. She was declared the winner of the event as determined by the amount of applause each contestant’s artwork received from the crowd of approximately 200. “Oh my gosh, this is fun. But I am not comfortable.” But Arts Warehouse Director Jill Brown looked very comfortable as she patrolled the 3,000-square-foot hall, handling announcements, checking on the vendors and the four contestants, and offering encouragement to the 20 or so amateur artists who were not contestants but were
working on their own creations. “We just want to give the people the opportunity to create,” Brown said early in the day. “We want people to come in shorts and flip flops and have fun and experience what we are. Tonight, the spectators get to see the process of creativity and they are also able to purchase some original art.” All the artworks, by both amateurs and pros, were hung on the Buy Wall with the beginning price of $30. A bidding war began on Boaventura’s floral-painted creation, which ended up selling for $275. “I’m still not really comfortable,” she said after receiving first-place prizes of a belt that looked like it was stolen from a professional wrestling champion, a trophy establishing her as the 2019 winner and the invitation to defend her title at the next competition in 2020. “But I’m much better because we are finished. I didn’t have an idea of what I was going to paint because I wasn’t sure of the materials I would get. But I got inspired by nature. The florals kind of inspired me. I tend to get inspired by science and try to find the path of the right and left brains. So, I would listen to the painting. I do a lot of florals. I love the colors.” Batia Lowenberg, a New York artist who has lived in Tel Aviv and currently resides in Boca Raton, was working well with the people and the commotion. She danced to the music while putting the finishing touches on her painting, which revolved around ladders. “I have never done this artist throwdown,” she said. “In fact, I don’t know anyone
TOP: Luciana Boaventura of Delray Beach plans her next move as she paints during the inaugural Art Throwdown fundraiser at the Arts Warehouse. ABOVE LEFT: Her friends and family applaud and cheer as she is announced the winner among four artists. The fans include (l-r) Joshua Longhi, Luciana’s daughter, Gabriela Boaventura, and her son, Luis Fernando. RIGHT: One of Luciana’s awards was a trophy. Her floral painting sold for $275. Photos by Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star who has done it. So, it is going to be fun. I don’t consider this throwdown as a competition. This is a creativity. Artists are my brethren and getting together with a lot of artists is just fun.” Gregory Dirr, a Boca Raton painter, was nonchalant about
all the excitement as he tried to channel a Bob Ross painting. Ross was the creator and host of the PBS show The Joy of Painting, televised from 1983 to 1994. “I’m used to the distractions. I do a lot of outside work,” Dirr said. “This is not finished. I
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usually like to refine and go over and over it. I just wanted to do a Bob Ross painting, just to give a hint or an idea of an image.” Eric Karbeling, a painter from Miami, found the atmosphere relaxing. “There are a lot of distractions, but I like that,” he said. “I had an idea what I wanted to do and after that it was just a question of what colors to use.” The Arts Warehouse, which opened in 2017, is a 15,000-square-foot, renovated warehouse building in the Pineapple Grove District in Delray Beach. It has 18-20 rented-out artists’ studios. The two-story building also has gallery space for exhibition shows. “We didn’t have any monetary goals this year,” Brown said. “Our goal was to create awareness for the arts community. We started this day at 7 a.m., and this entire organization came together to make this a great day. I’m really pleased with the turnout and the interest. It was a real eclectic crowd. I had a lot of great feedback, lots of people said they were looking forward to next year’s event and other events we have planned.” Ú
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Ocean swimmers relish the challenge, solitude — and camaraderie
eople walk the beach at Oceanfront Park scanning the shore for wave-smoothed shards of sea glass or unblemished sand dollars. Almost four years ago, ocean swimmers Eva Takacs and Tatyana Fishman found the most precious treasure of all — each other. “One day I was swimming, and I always have trouble getting out of the water,” says Takacs, 90, of Boynton Beach. “My balance isn’t great. So, I was looking around for somebody to help me. Here’s this poor, pathetic, old lady trying to get out of the water. Tatyana came along and took me out like I weigh nothing.” Fishman, 57, also of Boynton Beach, smiles. “Since that day, I am responsible for getting her in and out of the water. It’s funny to see but we have developed a friendship. She is an inspiration. I actually don’t know anyone else who is 90 that goes into the ocean. Do you?” “Tatyana has extended my life,” Takacs says. “The ocean has extended my life.” Fishman, Takacs and Ocean Ridge resident Jay Magee, 66, form a trio of daily and lifelong swimmers who combine the healthful benefits of friendship and a vigorous ocean workout. They swim for an hour at their own pace, as long as there’s no red flag flying from the lifeguard stand. When all’s clear, the swimmers suit up in their own mix of neoprene, sun-shielding clothing and topical skin protection, and head into the surf. Fishman, who’s a good foot taller than Takacs, leads her friend into the ocean and finds her a sargassum-free patch of water not too far from shore. Then she heads off on her own, usually swimming about a mile. Throughout, she keeps a close eye on Takacs’ bathing cap-cloaked head. Of course, the lifeguards always have this beloved beach icon in their sights. Magee, a former swim coach, logs about two miles every day. “I feel like a Coast Guard rescue swimmer some days when it’s really big out there,” he says. “I like swimming through the waves. You’re more buoyant because of the salt, and it’s just easier to swim. I’ve seen incredible things. I see tarpon all the time. I’ve seen lobster doing a lobster crawl, where they’re all head-to-tail in a line — hundreds of them. I’ve seen manatees out there. There’s a nurse shark that lives down on the rocks off the Ocean Club. It’s just amazing what you see.” That sense of wonder is another gift from the sea. Being outdoors adds a natural dose of Vitamin D, good for bone health. And swimming can help lower blood pressure, boost mood, ease arthritis pain and tone the body.
Tatyana Fishman gives Eva Takacs a hug during her 90th-birthday party at Oceanfront Park. Fishman and Takacs, both of Boynton Beach, do daily swims there. Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star Though just a sample size of three, Takacs, Fishman and Magee could provide researchers with anecdotal evidence gathered over their lifetimes of swimming in the sea. Takacs has been swimming at Oceanfront Park for 60 years, from the time her
parents made Boynton their home. “The funny thing is, it gives you relaxation but at the same time it gives you energy,” Fishman says. “Whatever happened yesterday, whatever happened in the morning … after swimming an hour, you
forget about it. I spoke to a therapist once who told me that swimming is dynamic meditation, because it’s all about breathing in and out. You can basically do it with walking, too. That’s why his wife walks the beach.” Nadine Magee walks daily
from Oceanfront Park to Gulfstream Park and back. “That’s how you met her,” Jay Magee says to Fishman. “She was walking back.” Such are the serendipitous friendships that blossom at this beach. Lured by the sun, sea and salt air, an informal group of beach-lovers congregates regularly. “They’ll come early in the morning. Some will stay a short time; some will stay all morning. Everybody knows everybody. And, you know, it’s ‘Hi, how are you’ and ‘Beautiful day on the beach.’ We just love this,” Magee says, gesturing toward the ocean. “The beach, and the water.” When Takacs turned 90 in April, Fishman organized a beachside surprise party for her cherished friend. “Everybody was so happy to congratulate her on her birthday,” Fishman says. “She’s amazing. She’s sharp, and we are really friends. I tell her things … that I wouldn’t trust to anyone else.” “And I care,” Takacs says, “I really care. I don’t have many friends. They’re all in a nursing home or someplace else. Except at the beach.” The ocean, her friends, the swimming— they’re “everything,” Takacs says. “It’s made me feel different. If I’m tired, instead of lying down or looking at television I want to go swimming. And it makes me feel great. And it’s never too crowded, even if it’s crowded. We just go on out. And we’re in the water, and it’s all ours.” Joyce Reingold writes about health and healthy living. Send column ideas to joyce. reingold@yahoo. com.
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Health care heroes honored for distinguished service
he Palm Beach County Medical Society Services honored 39 men, women and organizations in health care for their outstanding service during the 16th annual Heroes in Medicine luncheon. The event was held in May at the Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion. Shawn Baca, MD, Rheumatology Associates of South Florida, Boca Raton, and Colleen Haley, ARNP, Baca Team Health, received the Hero in Medicine of the Year awards. Other South County honorees Haley included Michelle Lizotte-Waniewski, PhD, and medical students Jordyn Cohen and Rachael Silverberg of Florida Atlantic University; Bonnie and Jon Kaye of Kaye Communications; Pediatric Interest Group at FAU; Rhonda Goodman, PhD, of FAU
nursing; Stephanie Stiepleman of West Boca High’s Medical Science Academy; Anthony Goldberg and Tatiana Cavarretta of the FAU Student Nurses Association; Mario Jacomino, MD; Ari, Gracyn and Jarrett Smith of Smith Smiles Toy Donations; Mary Labanowski, MD; Jose Castaneda, MD; and Diane Schofield, RN. In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, Delray Beach Medical Center held its Stroke Survivors Reception and Get With the Guidelines Award presentation. Jeffrey Walker, director of quality and systems improvement from the American Heart Association, Palm Beach County, presented the hospital’s stroke team with the Get With the Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus award for the fifth consecutive year. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the quickest, safest and most appropriate treatment. The Elite Plus Gold designation represents the highest level of distinction
that can be awarded by the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association. In June, Delray Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Palm Beach Children’s Hospital and West Boca Medical Center led a community effort to provide area children and adults struggling with hunger with a healthy breakfast during the summer through the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive. The following partnerships took place: Delray Medical Center: CROS Ministries/ Caring Kitchen of Delray; Good Samaritan Medical Center: Feeding South Florida; Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center: Feeding South Florida; St. Mary’s Medical Center & Palm Beach Children’s Hospital: Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County; West Boca Medical Center: Boca Helping Hands. Out of approximately 460 programs nationwide, Palm Beach State College was one of 139 to receive the Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist
Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Graduates of Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Careaccredited programs in the U.S. are eligible to take the registered respiratory therapist credentialing exam administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Upon passing the exam, they become registered respiratory therapists. The college’s Respiratory Care program is also recognized by the American Medical Association. The associate’s degree program is based at the Palm Beach Gardens campus. Andrew Burki, Hanley Foundation’s new chief public policy officer, will develop the foundation’s relationships with national recovery organizations Burki to create grant and funding opportunities related to the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders, with a focus on
initiatives for young people. Burki holds a master’s degree in social work from Florida Atlantic University. He is a member of the Young People in Recovery national board, as well as a board member of a recovery high school in Philadelphia. He served on the Florida Sober Homes Task Force and participated on advisory panels for the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration under the last two presidential administrations. In 2012, he founded an academically focused comprehensive continuum of care offering treatment for young people with substance use disorders. The Hanley Foundation is based in West Palm Beach. Delray Acura collected 23 pints of blood during a drive on June 14 as part of World Blood Donor Day and Acura’s annual National Week of Service. Send health news to Christine Davis at email@example.com
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Saturday - 7/6 - Fitness @ Sanborn: Yoga Class presented by Yoga Journey at Sanborn Square, 72 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton. Every Sat 9-10 am class. Free. 393-7703; downtownboca.org 7/6 - Kemetic Yoga at Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Williams Cottage, 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 7/6 - Yoga Class at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. Every 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 7/6 - Adult Tai Chi Class at Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Ave. Every Sat intermediate 9:30-10:30 am; beginner 10:4511:45 am. Per class $15/resident; $17/nonresident. 243-7000 x5001; mydelraybeach.com 7/6 - 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 7/6 - 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 7/6 - Fitness @ Sanborn: Tai Chi Class presented by Happy Tai Chi Boca Raton at Sanborn Square, 72 N Federal Hwy. Every Sat 10:30-11:30 am class. Free. 393-7703; downtownboca.org 7/6 - Zumba Class at South Beach Park Pavilion, 400 N State Rd A1A, Boca Raton. Every Sat 10:30 am. Free. 393-7703; downtownboca. org 7/6 - Aikido Class at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. Explore effective, non-violent methods of conflict resolution. Every Sat 12:30-2:30 pm. Per month $25/ resident; $31.25/non-resident. 393-7807; myboca.us 7/6 - Chair Yoga at Unity of Delray Beach Fellowship Hall, 101 NW 22nd St. Every Sat 1 pm. Free. 276-5796; unityofdelraybeach.org 7/6 - 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. 2:30-4:30 pm. $10/couple; payment due before class date. 369-2229; publicrelations@BHInc.org 7/6 - CA (Cocaine Anonymous) at Unity of Delray Beach Fellowship Hall, 101 NW 22nd St. Every Sat 6 pm. Free. 276-5796; unityofdelraybeach.org 7/6-7 - Yoga Class at South Palm Beach Town Hall Chambers, 3577 S Ocean Blvd. Every Sat/ Sun 9:30 am (9:15 am 7/20 & 27). $5/class. 5888889; southpalmbeach.com
Sunday - 7/7 - Yoga in the Park (Gazebo) Class at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. All ages. Every Sun 10-11 am. Per class: $10/resident; $11/non-resident. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 7/7 - 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 7/7 - CODA (Codependents Anonymous) at Unity of Delray Beach Fellowship Hall, 101 NW 22nd St. Sun 6 pm. Free. 276-5796; unityofdelraybeach.org 7/7 - 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 - 7/8 - Tai Chi Class at South Palm Beach Town Hall Chambers, 3577 S Ocean Blvd. Every M/W 9-10 am. $5/class. 588-8889; southpalmbeach.com 7/8 - Circuit Training at Sugar Sand Park Field House, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Circuitbased 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-$156. 306-6985; fitmomboca@ aol.com 7/8 - Nutrition and Heart Health at Bethesda Heart Hospital Clayton Conference Center, 2815 S Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Presented by Nicholas Mosakowski, RDN, LDN; part of Bethesda Hospital East Be Healthy, Be Well Program. 4:30 pm. Free. 731-2273; publicrelations@BHInc.org 7/8 - 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 7/8 - Yoga at the Library at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Every M 6 pm. Free. 266-0194; delraylibrary.org 7/8 - 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 7/8 - Life Issues: A Support Group for Adults at Faulk Center for Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Rd, Boca Raton. W 6-7:30 pm or M 10-11:30 am. $5/session. 483-5300; faulkcenterforcounseling.org 7/8 - Traditional Yoga at First Presbyterian Church Boynton, 235 SW 6th Ave. Certified instructor Ann Kreucher. Padded floor. M & W 6:15 pm. $8/class. 732-3774; fpcboynton.com 7/8 - Men’s Issues Support Group at Faulk Center for Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Rd, Boca Raton. Every M 6:30-8 pm. $5/session. 4835300; faulkcenterforcounseling.org Tuesday - 7/9 - 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 7/9 - Big & Loud: Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Program at Bethesda Heart Hospital 3rd Floor Conference Room, 2815 S Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Held again 7/23. 10:3011:30 am. Free. 292-4950; RLatino@BHInc.org 7/9 – Breastfeeding Support Group at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Dawson Theater, 800 Meadows Rd. Every T noon-1:30 pm. Free. 955-5415; brrh.com 7/9 - Tai Chi and the Study of the Tao Te Ching: Finding Health, Harmony & Happiness with Monk Yun Rou at Florida Atlantic University Continuing Education Building 31-D Room 103, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton. Part of Lecture Series at FAU Osher Lifelong Learning Society. Every T through 7/30 12:30-2 pm. $60/annual membership; $100/ advance member; $130/non-member; $35/ one-time guest at the door. 297-3171; fau.edu/ divdept/lifelong 7/9 - Meditation at Hagen Ranch Road Library, 14350 Hagen Ranch Rd, Delray Beach. Learn the fundamentals/different types of meditation. Led by professional instructor. Presented by Bethesda Hospital East. 3-4 pm. Free. 8947500; publicrelations@BHInc.org 7/9 - Zumba Gold at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Age 50+. Th/F 9:30-10:30 am, T 3-4 pm. Per class $5/resident; $6/nonresident. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 7/9 - Tai Chi Class at Rutherford Community Center, 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Moving meditation for focus, concentration, release of stress, attention skills. Every T Beginner 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 7/9 - Zumba at Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd St, Delray Beach. Adults. Every T 6-7 pm. $50/12 classes. 243-7356; mydelraybeach.com 7/9 - 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 7/9 - LGBTQ+ Support Group at Faulk Center for Counseling, 22455 Boca Rio Rd,
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Boca Raton. Joint program w/Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services. Separate groups held simultaneously: Adults; Friends & Allies. Every T 6-7 pm. Free. Register: 483-5300 x116; faulkcenterforcounseling.org 7/9 - 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 - 7/10 - Yoga Class at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Age 18 & up. Every W 9-10:30 am. Per class: $10/resident; $15/non-resident. 243-7350; mydelraybeach. com 7/10 - 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. 483-5300; faulkcenterforcounseling.org 7/10 - Chair Yoga at First Presbyterian Church Boynton, 235 SW 6th Ave. Certified instructor Ann Kreucher. Strength & balance. Every W 4:30 pm. $8/class. 732-3774; fpcboynton.com 7/10 - 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 7/10 - Family and Friends at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Education Center Classroom B, 800 Meadows Rd. Basics of infant, child and adult CPR, relief of choking, child and infant one-person CPR. Includes course book, completion certification. Held again 7/17, 24 & 27 (9-11 am). 6-8 pm. $25. Registration: 9554468; brrh.com 7/10 - AA Meeting at Unity of Delray Beach Fellowship Hall, 101 NW 22nd St. Every W 7:30 pm LGBTQ; 8 pm Men’s meeting. Free. 2765796; unityofdelraybeach.org Thursday - 7/11 - Joint Journey at Bethesda Heart Hospital Sand Dollar Room, 2815 S Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Learn what to expect before, during and after surgery for total joint replacement. Every Th 10 am. Free. 7377733; firstname.lastname@example.org 7/11 - Chair Yoga with Ruth Sanders at Florida Atlantic University Continuing Education Building 31-D Room 103, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton. Part of Summer Lecture Series at FAU Osher Lifelong Learning Society. Every Th through 8/1 12:30-2 pm. $60/annual membership; $100/advance member; $130/ non-member; $35/one-time guest at the door. 297-3171; fau.edu/divdept/lifelong 7/11 - Yoga Class at South Palm Beach Town Hall Chambers, 3577 S Ocean Blvd. Every Th 5:30 pm. $5/class. 588-8889; southpalmbeach. com Friday - 7/12 – Breastfeeding Support Group at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Dawson Theater, 800 Meadows Rd. Every F 1-3:30 pm. Free. 955-5415; brrh.com 7/12 - Open AA Meeting at Unity of Delray Beach Fellowship Hall, 101 NW 22nd St. Every F 7 pm. Free. 276-5796; unityofdelraybeach.org Saturday - 7/13 - Yoga re-stART at Arts Warehouse, 313 NE 3rd St, Delray Beach. Age 16+. 10:30-11:30 am. $15. 330-9614; artswarehouse.org
Tuesday - 7/16 - The Human Lens and Modern Approaches to Cataract Surgery at Bethesda Heart Hospital Clayton Conference Center, 2815 S Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Presented by Joshua Cohen, M.D., Ophthalmology; part of Ask the Physician Lecture Series. 4:30 pm. Free. 731-2273; publicrelations@BHInc.org 7/16 - The Way Mindfulness Teacher Training Open House at Delray Beach Historical Society 5 NE 1st St. Meet the teachers, register for the course, ask questions. Held again 4-7 pm 7/21. 6-9 pm. Free. 901-3467; theway.education/teacher-training 7/16 - The Healing Journey Class with Greg Barrette at Unity of Delray Beach Church, 101 NW 22nd St. 7-8:15 pm. Free-will offering. 2765796; unityofdelraybeach.org Wednesday - 7/17 - Childbirth: Preparing for Your Birth Experience at Bethesda Memorial Hospital Parent Education Resource Center, 2815 S Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. 2-week series held again 7/24. 5:30-8:30 pm.
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$50/couple; payment due before class date. 369-2229; publicrelations@BHInc.org Thursday - 7/18 - Confusion can be Confusing: Delirium and Older Adults at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Part of FAU Research in Action series. Adults. 2-3 pm. Free. 393-7852; bocalibary.org 7/18 - Project C4OPE: A Forum Series for Families in the Opioid Crisis at Pompey Park Community Center, 1101 NW 2nd St, Delray Beach. Presented by Hanley Foundation, Project COPE (Connect for Overdose Prevention and Education) designed to connect people in our community who share the experience of a loved one who has died of opioid overdose, survived an overdose, or are at a high risk for overdose. Every 3rd Th 6:30-8:30 pm. Free. 268-2357; hanleyfoundation.org/project-c4ope Saturday - 7/20 - E4 Life: Green, Health & Wellness Expo at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Tr N, West Palm Beach. In partnership w/West Palm Beach Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. Fun, educational activities promote healthy living, sustainable initiatives, environmental conservation through vendor exhibits, demonstrations, giveaways, tastings, more. All ages. 10 am-4 pm. Free w/admission; 50% discount/West Palm Beach residents w/valid ID. 832-1988; sfsciencecenter.org
Sunday - 7/21 - Healing the Healer at Delray Beach Historical Society, 5 NE 1st St. One-day retreat by The Way Mindfulness Education LLC for mental health professionals; led by experienced mindfulness teachers. 2
CEUs. Includes vegetarian lunch, coffee, tea, materials. Held again 7/21. 9 am-3:30 pm. $199. Register: 901-3467; theway.education/retreats Monday - 7/22 - Basics of Baby Care at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Education Center, 800 Meadows Rd. Basics of baby care for your newborn, taught by a registered nurse. 7-9 pm. $40/couple. Register: 955-4468; brrh.com Tuesday - 7/23 - New Hope For Heart Failure at West Boynton Branch Library, 9451 S Jog Rd, Boynton Beach. Presented by Andres F. Ruiz-Arango, M.D.; part of Bethesda Hospital East Be Healthy, Be Well Program. 2 pm. Free. 734-5556; email@example.com 7/23 - How to Forgive When You Don’t Know How at Unity of Delray Beach, 101 NW 22nd St, Delray Beach. Greg Barrette, Senior Minister. 7-8:15 pm. Free-will offering. 2765796; unityofdelraybeach.org Saturday - 7/27 - One Day Childbirth Preparation Class at Boca Raton Regional Hospital Education Center Classroom B, 800 Meadows Rd. One-day program prepares couples for the birth of their first child by discussing birthing options, practicing birthing skills. 9 am-4 pm. $125/couple. Register: 9554468; brrh.com
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shiny new car. A diamond ring. An original painting by a renowned artist. Pricey but cherished possessions, right? However, for many of us, the most priceless asset we have wags a tail or purrs steadily. Scientific studies reinforce what many of us already know: Pets are good for our health and outlook on life. But no matter how you got your pet — from a shelter, a breed rescue group, a responsible breeder or found wandering on the streets, keep this in mind: There is no such thing as a free pet. Even if you did not pay to adopt, you are paying for veterinary care, food, bedding, toys, treats and more. In fact, it costs more than $1,000 annually per pet to provide basic care, according to a study conducted by the ASPCA. That amount does not include the unexpected hits to
your wallet: an expensive dental procedure or surgery to mend an injured leg or installing a fence in your backyard to keep your roaming dog at home. People who love their pets come from all socioeconomic levels. But tragically, people who become suddenly jobless or on tight household budgets sometimes have to surrender their beloved pets to a shelter. Or worse, some must make the gut-wrenching decision to have their pets “economically euthanized” at veterinary clinics simply because they lack the funds to pay for medical expenses. But now there is some added assistance for people in South Florida. Last month, Tri-County Animal Rescue celebrated the new Lois Pope Pet Clinic, set to open sometime in July, on its grounds in Boca Raton. This $5 million clinic contains much-
needed staff (one veterinarian and four veterinary technicians per shift to provide veterinary and dental care) and equipment inside its 9,000 square feet. It features an ultrasound machine, surgical areas, a lab, isolation areas, outdoor runs and fenced-in play yards. Soon it will have an MRI machine donated by American Humane. This new clinic will enable Tri-County Animal Rescue to provide spay/neuter surgeries and other needed care on site for the dogs and cats housed at the shelter. There will be less of a need to transport these shelter animals to outside veterinary clinics in the area. Second, it will offer reduced veterinary rates exclusively to pet owners with low incomes. Individuals just need to bring proof of income. This is the first time that Tri-County has arranged to offer discounted rates to lowincome people. “We are thrilled because the Lois Pope Pet Clinic can help us save thousands more dogs and cats and help those who cannot afford the care to keep their pets alive,” says Suzi Goldsmith, co-founder and executive director of TriCounty Animal Rescue. “Plus, the new building is 100 percent hurricane-proof. If a storm is approaching, we can move all of our animals in there.” The lead financial backer to build this clinic is renowned philanthropist Lois Pope. A resident of Manalapan, Pope is a lifelong animal advocate who has adopted many dogs and cats, including five dogs from Tri-County. “I’m fortunate that I can afford the best health care for my pets, but there are thousands of low-income families in the tri-county region who have pets, but who do not have the financial resources to provide them with medicine or shots, or even take them to a veterinarian,” says Pope. “In many cases, the families give up their dogs and cats to shelters, or worse, just abandon them. So, when Suzi Goldsmith approached me about helping to establish this new state-of-the-art veterinary clinic specifically focused on providing low-cost or free
Philanthropist Lois Pope has helped Tri-County Animal Rescue’s Suzi Goldsmith with the clinic and other needs. Photo provided health care for pets in lowincome families, I knew that it was the right thing, and the most humane thing to do.” Goldsmith and Pope met more than three decades ago at a theatrical production in Manalapan, and in the words of Pope have been “soul sisters” ever since. They even arrange play dates for their own pets. “We are soul sisters when it comes to the welfare and wellbeing of animals,” says Pope. “So, whenever she has come to me for help with a Tri-County need, I always say yes.” Adds Goldsmith, “Both of us share a passion for animals. My dogs ... get along well with all of Mrs. Pope’s dogs.” Tri-County is a no-kill, nonprofit animal shelter that serves Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Since 1996, Tri-County has adopted thousands of companion animals and saved more than 64,000 domestic animals from being euthanized by placing them in homes through its adoption center. The Lois Pope Pet Clinic is at 21287 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton, on the Tri-County Animal Rescue campus. Hours of operation are to be determined. Call Tri-County's main number at 482-8110. Learn more at https:// tricountyanimalrescue.com. Learn more about animal behavior consultant Arden Moore at www. ardenmoore. com.
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Religion Calendar Note: Events are current as of 6/28. Please check with organizers for any changes.
Saturday - 7/6 – Catholic Grandparents Meeting at Ascension Church, 7250 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton. All welcome. 1st Sat 10-11:30 am. Free. 289-2640; diocesepb.org 7/6 - Saturday Shabbat Service at Temple Sinai Palm Beach County, 2475 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. Every Sat 10 am. 276-6161; templesinaipbc.org
Sunday - 7/7 - St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Universal Christ Series at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. Spiritual journey accompanied by Fr. Richard Rohr’s latest book, The Universal Christ. Every Sun through 8/11 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Free. 276-4541; stpaulsdelray.org Monday - 7/8 - Legion of Mary at St. Mark Catholic Church Chapel, 643 St Mark Pl, Boynton Beach. Follows 8 am Mass every M. Free. 7349330; stmarkboynton.com 7/8 - 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 7/8 - Women’s Bible Study at Seacrest Presbyterian Church, 2703 N Swinton Ave,
Delray Beach. Every M 10 am. Free. 276-5633; seacrestchurch.com 7/8 - Rosary for Peace at St Vincent Ferrer Adoration Chapel, 840 George Bush Blvd, Delray Beach. Every M 7 pm. Free. 276-6892; stvincentferrer.com Tuesday - 7/9 - Lectio Divina (Divine Prayer) at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. Traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation, prayer. Every T 9-10 am. Free. 2764541; stpaulsdelray.org 7/9 - Lunch & Learn: Where We Worship - A Look at Synagogue and Space with Rabbi Jessica Mates at Temple Beth El Schaefer Family Campus, 333 SW 4th Ave, Boca Raton. Bring lunch, drinks provided. Every T through 7/30 noon-1 pm. Free. 391-8900; tbeboca.org Wednesday - 7/10 - Basic Catholicism with Fr. Dan at St. Mark Catholic Church, 643 St Mark Pl, Boynton Beach. Every W after 8 am Mass. Free. 734-9330; stmarkboynton.com 7/10 - Centering Prayer at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, 3300A S Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Every W 9:30 am. Free. 7323060; stjoesweb.org 7/10 - Bible Study at First United Methodist Church, 101 N Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Every W 11 am. Free. 732-3435; fumcbb.com 7/10 - Wonderful Wednesdays at First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, 33
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Saturday - 7/6 - 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 7/6 - 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 7/6 - Radical Reptiles at Daggerwing Nature Center, 11435 Park Access Rd, Boca Raton. Learn about the scaly creatures and meet some reptiles up close and personal. Age 5+. 10:30 am. $3. Reservations: 629-8760; pbcnature.com 7/6 - 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 7/6 - 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
Sunday - 7/7 - Park Cleanup at Intracoastal Park, 2240 N Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach. 9 am. Free. 305-1976; email@example.com Tuesday - 7/9 - Guided Nature Walk at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. 1/4-mile natural trail winds through butterfly garden, coastal hammock, mangroves, to a sandy beach by the
Intracoastal. All ages; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Every T/Th 11 amnoon. Free. 544-8615; gumbolimbo.org Wednesday - 7/10 - Lantana Beach Cleanup at 100 N Ocean Blvd. Gloves/ bags provided. 2nd W 9-10 am. 585-8664; firstname.lastname@example.org Friday - 7/12-13 - Big Dog Fat Cat KDW Shootout Fishing Tournament at Sailfish Marina, 98 Lake Dr, West Palm Beach. Benefits two local animal organizations. Fri 5:30-8:30 pm Captain’s meeting; Sat 6:30 am-3:30 pm fishing; 1-4:30 pm weigh-in; 4-8:30 pm awards dinner/party. Entry fee $250/boat includes 2 dinner tickets. 315-3722; bigdogfatcat.org Saturday - 7/13 - Coast Guard Auxiliary About Boating Safely Course at Spanish River Park HQ Bldg, 3939 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. Boating terminology, boat handling, navigation rules, federal & Florida regulations. Certificate & Florida Boating ID card on completion. 9 am-5 pm. $35/adult; $5/age 1219. Registration: 391-3600; cgauxboca.org 7/13-14 - 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
Tuesday - 7/16-18 - Palm Beach County Fishing Foundation Take a Kid Fishing aboard drift boats. In partnership w/Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission. Foster kids, mentally and physically challenged kids, at-risk kids receive fishing instruction, learn about marine environment. Lunch, t-shirt,
Gleason St. All ages. Every W 5:45 pm dinner; 6:30 pm program. $7/adult; $5/child. Reservations: 276-6338; firstdelray.com 7/10 - 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 7/10 - The Bishop’s Bible Study at St. Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, 101 Homewood Blvd, Delray Beach. Every W 7:15 pm. Free. 2651960; stmaryanglican.com Thursday - 7/11 - Prayer Circle at Trinity Lutheran Church, 400 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. Every Th 8:05 am. 278-1737; trinitydelray.org 7/11 - Men’s Fellowship at First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, 33 Gleason St. Every Th 8:30 am. Free. 276-6338; firstdelray.com 7/11 - 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 Friday - 7/12 - Women’s Bible Study Group at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church Youth House, 266 NE 2nd St, Boca Raton. Every F 9:15 am. Free. 395-8285; stgregorysepiscopal.org 7/12 - Couples’ Bible Study Group at First United Methodist Church Boca Raton, 625 NE Mizner Blvd. Every F 6-9 pm. Free. 395-1244; fumcbocaraton.org 7/12 - Erev Shabbat Service at Temple
new fishing rod/reel for each child. $35 taxdeductible donation/one child’s participation. 832-6780; westpalmbeachfishingclub.org Saturday - 7/20 - Intracoastal Adventures: Canoeing at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. Age 6-adult; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 1-2:30 pm. $15/member; $22/nonmember. 544-8605; gumbolimbo.org
Sunday - 7/21 - 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 - 7/24 - 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. 3-4:30 pm. Free. Reservations: 544-8615; gumbolimbo.org 7/24-25 - Spiny Lobster Sport Season (Spiny Lobster Mini-Season). fwc.com Saturday - 7/27 - Sea Angels Beach Cleanup at Ocean Inlet Park, 6990 N Ocean Blvd, Ocean Ridge. Last Sat 8-10:30 am. 3695501; seaangels.org 7/27 - 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. Catch/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. 10-11:30 am. $7/member; $10/nonmember. Reservations: 544-8615; gumbolimbo. org
Religion/Outdoors/Dining AT15 Sinai Palm Beach County, 2475 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. Every F 7:30 pm. 276-6161; templesinaipbc.org
Sunday - 7/14 - Saint Mark Family Picnic at St. Mark Parish Center, 643 St. Mark Pl, Boynton Beach. Picnic, cash bar, music, more. 1 pm. $15/adult; free/child under 5. 734-9330; stmarkboynton.com Thursday - 7/18 - First United Methodist Church of Boca Raton Pub Theology at Barrel of Monks, 1141 S Rogers Circle #5.
Conversation, fellowship, open discussion. 3rd Th 7 pm. 395-1244; fumcbocaraton.org 7/18 - Interfaith Cafe: The Promised Land at South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Rd, Delray Beach. Speaker Rev. Jack M. Copas: what the Promised Land means for us today and the promise of life after death. 7 pm. Free. meetup. com/Interfaith-Café Friday - 7/19 - Parents of St. Gregory’s at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 100 NE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton. Potluck dinner, discussion targeted to young parents w/children age 2-13, group feedback, childcare available. 3rd F 6-8 pm. Free. 395-8285; stgregorysepiscopal.org
Back in August The Coastal Star's On the Water columnist is on vacation. His column will return in August. Willie Howard is a freelance writer and licensed boat captain. He can be reached at tiowillie@bellsouth. net.
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The sky’s the limit for Boca student selected to space school
By Janis Fontaine On the Cane family’s homepage under 15-year-old Connor Cane’s name is a quote by Albert Einstein: “Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” The reason, says George Torok, who posts insights on creative thinking on www. creative-problem-solving. org, is that “curious people learn more, discover more and change things. If you want creative people — look for curious people. They ask the questions about things that others ignore.” And Boca Raton’s Connor Cane is curious about a lot of topics: the space program and missions to Mars, epidemiology and the threat of antibioticresistant superbugs, underwater robotics that can explore unseen worlds, precision droneflying, bike racing and scuba diving. He also enjoys chess. From July 21 to Aug. 5, Connor’s curiosity will take him to United Space School in Houston to represent the United States in an advanced, international program that will challenge students aged 15-20 to plan a simulated mission to Mars — with the help of NASA engineers and scientists. Connor is one of only 50 fertile minds from around the world to be hand-picked from thousands of applicants in an
Connor Cane will spend two weeks planning a simulated mission to Mars. The plaque honors previous missions. Photo provided arduous process that included writing an essay and excelling at a Skype interview with seven NASA engineers. During the program, Connor hopes to work on the team that will design ground operations. Other students will be charged with the flight, and Connor’s team will make the mission viable. “I want to work on the
team designing the habitat once they get onto the planet,” Connor said. It’s not Connor’s first connection to the space program. In 2012, he won an essay contest at the South Florida Science Center in West Palm Beach that earned him the opportunity to speak with Japanese astronaut Akihiko
Hoshide on the International Space Station while it was passing overhead at more than 17,000 mph. Connor is an alumnus of the U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., where he simulated astronaut training. More important than the science, which for Connor is super-fun, he took away lessons in leadership and teamwork. These days, people skills are just as critical as a sharp mind. Connor is currently sharpening his mind in an accelerated pre-collegiate program at FAU’s Dual Enrollment High School/ University in Boca Raton. When he graduates, probably around 2022, he’ll have a high school diploma and a bachelor’s degree. He hasn’t chosen a major yet because his interests and skill set are so diverse, it’s like trying to pin down a hummingbird. Or, in the case of the space school, a flock of 50 hummingbirds. In June, before heading to Houston, Connor went to Tanzania in Africa to work on a research project at Gombe National Park. He planned to join the technology team for a research project on a new species of monkeys. He hoped to capture enough images of individual animals to create a facial recognition algorithm for the head researcher. It’s more proof that Connor is a deep thinker capable of so many things. “I like to work as part of a team to put together ideas, check each other’s work, avoid mistakes,” he says. Because the stakes are high — life and death — in space. But the stakes are high on earth, too. Connor’s other arena is solving the superbug threat and changing how we treat diseases. “I try to balance them both, but if I had to choose,
I’d choose biomolecular engineering,” he says. Specifically, Connor wants to find new ways to fight diseases, some of which have the potential of becoming the next Black Death. The bubonic plague caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis killed 60 percent of Europe’s population and 50 million people worldwide in the 14th century, before antibiotics. Today’s medical treatments are working toward fighting bugs by using other bugs, tiny bacteriophages, viruses that kill the bacteria that cause the deadly infections. Phages work a little bit like our own immune systems, but “one key difference,” Connor says, “is that the immune system gets overwhelmed over time and phages get stronger.” It’s fascinating, cuttingedge stuff, but there’s a bigger purpose. “Ultimately,” Connor says, “I want to save lives.” Connor is the son of Dan and Deb Cane of Boca Raton. Dan Cane founded the data company Modernizing Medicine in 2010 with Palm Beach County dermatologist Dr. Michael Sherling. The company is usually described as an electronic medical records provider, but it’s really an iPad compatible system designed to lower health care costs and improve outcomes. Cane’s first successful venture was Blackboard, an e-learning tool used by universities, which he sold in 2011 for $1.6 billion. Dan and Deb Cane have two other children, Elizabeth and Anya, and are well known for their generous financial gifts to local nonprofits like the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, and the A.D. Henderson University School. Ú
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History-based performance promises rich future for Manalapan girl By Ron Hayes
Daniela Guarino was given just 10 minutes to dramatize the tragedy and triumph of the Holocaust. It took her 10 months, but she triumphed. She was 13, an eighth-grader at American Heritage School of Boca/Delray. The National History Day Contest was 45. Founded at Case Western Reserve University in 1974, it attracted 124 students that first year. This year, more than half a million junior and senior high school students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and international schools in China, Korea and South Asia would compete in five categories. Obviously, a girl from Manalapan didn’t have a chance. But she also didn’t have a choice. “It was required,” Daniela conceded. “Everyone at American Heritage has to participate in National History Day.” Last year, she’d chosen Billie Jean King in the Exhibit category, creating a large panel about the tennis legend and feminist. This year, she decided to enter the Individual Performance category, for which she would develop a monologue lasting no longer than 10 minutes. “I love acting, and I liked that Anne Frank could find the triumph in any tragedy,” Daniela said. “When bad things happened, she bounced back. But she was a common topic, and I thought being Anne Frank in a performance would be kind of weird. Me as Anne Frank, talking about myself?” And then she remembered Hermine “Miep” Gies. From July 8, 1942, when Anne and her family went into hiding in the attic of her father’s Amsterdam spice company, until Aug. 4, 1944, when they were betrayed and taken away by the Nazis, Miep Gies risked her own life to bring them food. And when they were gone, she found and saved the diary her teenage friend had left behind. And so, in August 2018, Daniela began researching Miep Gies and Anne Frank. “National History Day is about learning, so they force you to find the cause of historic events and the longterm effects,” she said. “The Holocaust didn’t just happen.” To prepare her monologue, she scoured websites for magazine articles, watched videos and read books. She read The Diary of Anne Frank and delved into Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler’s autobiography. “I was absolutely disgusted with each word I read,” she said of the latter. She interviewed Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor.
Daniela Guarino in costume as Miep Gies, the woman who helped Anne Frank and family hide from Nazis. Photo provided She found a wig and a 1940s dress on amazon.com and built a 6-by-2-foot revolving set from enlarged photographs of Anne Frank’s hiding place and Miep Gies’ apartment. On Jan. 23, she premiered her monologue, competing against two other American Heritage students at school. “Hello, children,” she began, adopting the accent she’d learned from video interviews with Gies. “My name is Miep Gies and they call me a Righteous Gentile, which is a fancy term for someone who helps others.” In a mere 10 minutes, she moved from the elderly woman sharing her memories of Anne Frank with a group of children to the young woman bringing groceries to the attic and speaking directly to Anne and back. She and a second student, Riley Shanahan, moved on to the county competition, competing against four other performers Feb. 8 at Park Vista High School in suburban Lake Worth. She won first place in the performance category of junior high school students and moved on to the statewide contest. Her father, Patrick Guarino, loaded the 6-foot set into a rented van and drove it to Tallahassee Community College, where on May 7, competing against about 35 performers, Daniela took another first-place award and moved on to the finals June 9-13. This time, her father had the set shipped to the University of Maryland. In the first round of the finals, she faced about 85 competitors performing in 10 rooms. One winner was chosen from each room. She was one of those 10 finalists from which
the first-, second- and thirdplace winners would emerge the next day. She almost made it. Of the 10 performers, the panel of three judges ranked her No. 5. “Effective characterization,” one judge wrote. “You really embodied her
relentlessly positive spirit.” “Highly effective acting with impressively consistent use of an accent,” said another. “Well done!” She came home to Manalapan with two medals, one from state and one from the nationals, and a lot to think about. Why do some people cooperate with such evil? “It’s a mob mentality and groupthink,” she decided. “In their propaganda, they chant and you get into a mindset that if everybody else is doing it, it must be right.” And why do some, like Miep Gies, risk their lives to do good? “In the beginning, Gies was just helping her friends,” she said, “doing the Christian thing for her friends. And from there she went on to help other Jewish families.” And the hardest question of all: Could you be a Miep Gies? “Normally, I’m scared of any kind of thing,” she said, “but I think I would have helped. Knowing what I know now.” The contest rules required that contestants cite 12 sources they had consulted. After her 10 months of research, Daniela had gathered 75 sources. The list filled a 25-page supplement, but of them all, she said,
one quote by Miep Gies seemed to sum up her entire performance. “During the hiding time,” Gies once recalled, “I lived for the day that the war would end, when I would be able to go into the hiding place, throw open the doors, and say to my friends, ‘Now go home!’ And Anne, with her usual curiosity, will get up and rush toward me saying, ‘Hello, Miep. What is the news?’ But this was not to be.” Even today, many people mistakenly assume that Anne Frank died in the gas chambers at Auschwitz. In fact, both she and her sister, Margot, were sent to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany, where they succumbed to a typhus epidemic brought on by poor sanitation and the lack of adequate food and water, weeks before the camp was liberated. Anne Frank was 15. Miep Gies died on Jan. 11, 2010, a month before her 101st birthday. On June 18, Daniela Guarino turned 14. Ú To watch a video of Daniela’s performance, go to YouTube and search for Daniela Guarino NHD Performance National Finals 2019. For more information about National History Day, visit www.nhd.org.
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Tots & Teens Calendar Note: Events are current as of 6/28. Please check with organizers for any changes.
Saturday - 7/6 - Sensory-Friendly Saturday at Children’s Science Explorium, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Explore the museum in sensory modified setting with sound/light adjustments. 1st Sat 9-10 am. Free. 347-3912; scienceexplorium.org 7/6 - 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. No 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/member & child under 3. 832-1988; sfsciencecenter.org 7/6 - 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. T/Th 6-8 pm; Sat 9 am-1 pm. Yearly $30/resident; $40/nonresident. 243-7356; mydelraybeach.com 7/6 - 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 7/6 - 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 7/6 - 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. 10-11 am. $5/ member; $8/non-member. Reservations: 5448615; gumbolimbo.org 7/6 - Italian Bilingual 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. 1010:30 am. Free. 393-7968; bocalibrary.org 7/6 - Coral Reef Shark, Alligator & Stingray Feedings at Sandoway Discovery 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/$6 admission. 274-7263; sandowayhouse.org 7/6 - 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. Regististration: 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org 7/6 - Spanish for Kids at Rutherford Community Center, 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Age 5-12. Every Sat through 8/10 10:3011:30 am. $105/resident; $131/non-resident. 367-7035; myboca.us 7/6 - Family Studio at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. Children w/adult partner tour the current special exhibition, then create their own artwork. Age 5-12 w/parents. Every Sat (except 7/13) 10:30 am-12:30 pm. $1/materials fee payable at the door. Registration: 832-5196 x1138; norton.org 7/6 - C-kids: Chabad Kids Club at Chabad of East Boca Raton, 120 NE 1st Ave. Age 3-12. Every Sat 10:30 am-noon. 394-9770; bocabeachchabad.org 7/6 - Early Literacy Playtime at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Age walkers to 4 yrs. Every Th/Sat 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Free. 393-7968; bocalibrary.org 7/6 - 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 7/6 - Group Swim Lessons at The Swim Center, 21618 St. Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton. Every Sat through 8/24 Level 1 11-11:45 am; Level 2 noon-12:45 pm; Level 3 & 4 1-1:45 pm. Per session $65/resident; $81.25/non-resident. 544-8540; myboca.us 7/6 - 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 7/6 - Nature Detectives at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. New mystery each month. Age 5-7 w/an adult. 11:30 am-12:30 pm. $5/member; $8/nonmember. Reservations: 544-8615; gumbolimbo. org 7/6 - Group Swim Lessons at Meadows Park Pool, 1300 NW 8th St, Boca Raton. Every Sat through 8/24. Level 1 & 2 noon-12:45 pm; Level 3 & 4 1-1:45 pm. $65/resident; $81.25/nonresident. 393-7851; myboca.us 7/6 - Saturday Funday at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Sensory projects,
arts & crafts, friendship building, music & movement, yoga, interactive games. All children w/special needs welcome. Activities led by therapists of My Florida Therapy. Age 5-15. Held again 8/3. 1:30-4:30 pm. $50/ resident; $62.50/non-resident. 347-3900; myfloridatherapy.com 7/6 - Snake, Owl & Alligator Feedings at Daggerwing Nature Center, 11435 Park Access Rd, Boca Raton. Alligator W/Sat; Snake Th; Owl F 3:15-3:30 pm. Free. 629-8760; pbcnature.com 7/6-7 - 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
Sunday - 7/7 - The Little Mermaid’s Adventure (G) presented by Curtain Call Playhouse 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 7/7 - Science Make & Takes at Children’s Science Explorium, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Learn about science concepts by making a fun craft to take home. Age 5+. 1st Sun 11:30 am. $5. 347-3912; scienceexplorium.org 7/7 - Family Fun: The Story of the Star Festival at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Classroom A, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Special craft and kamishibai storytelling of the origin of the Star Festival. Noon, 1 & 2 pm. Free w/paid admission. 4950233 x237; morikami.org 7/7 - Jr. Shark Biologist at Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach. Age 5-12. W 3:15 pm; Sun 12:30 pm. Free w/$6 admission. 274-7263; sandowayhouse.org Monday - 7/8 - Oh Baby at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Pre-literacy class: music, stories, rhymes, lap bounces. Age 3 months to not-yet-walking. Every M 10 am. Free. 266-0197; delraylibrary.org 7/8 - Tales for Tadpoles at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Music/movement rhymes. Age walking-24 months. Every M 10:45 am. Free. 266-0197; delraylibrary.org 7/8 - Babies Blast Off into Reading at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Pre-literacy lap-sit class with stories, songs, fingerplay activities. Learn developmental skills for baby, share fun time with other parents/caregivers. Non-walking babies age 3+ months. Every M through 7/22 11-11:30 am.
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July 2019 Free. Registration: 393-7968; bocalibrary.org 7/8 - Brain BITS: Build-Innovate-Tinker at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Hands-on family time filled with creativity, collaboration, play in 3D printing lab. Age 5+. Every M 6 pm. Free. 266-0197; delraylibrary.org 7/8 - Delray Divas Step Teams at Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd St, Delray Beach. Organized, structured step team performs at local events & statewide competitions, reinforces role of youth as positive members of the community. Grades K-12. Every M/W 6-8:30 pm. Yearly $30/resident; $40/non-resident. 243-7356; mydelraybeach.com 7/8-11 - Snail Mail Revolution: The Art of Writing Letters at Delray Beach Historical Society Cason Cottage, 3 NE 1s St. Making stationery, trading/collecting stamps, designing postcards, writing to penpals, more. Scholarships available. Age 7-14. Held again 7/22-26. 9 am-2 pm. $125/session, supplies included. Registration: 274-9578; delraybeachhistory.org 7/8-12 - Chess Camp at Divine Savior Academy, 16935 Lyons Rd, Delray Beach. Players grouped by age level, small group instruction, competitive play. Grades K-12. Full day 8:30 am4:30 pm; half day 8:30 am-noon or 1-4:30 pm. $170-$240. 359-3090; divinesavioracademy. com/delraybeach/summer-camp Tuesday - 7/9 - Turtle Tales at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 2-3, must be accompanied by an adult. Every T 10 am & 10:45 am. Free. 266-0197; delraylibrary. org 7/9 - Story Time at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. Age 8+. Every T-Sat 11 am. Free w/museum admission. 3686875; cmboca.org 7/9 - Mommy & Me/Us at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Age birth-5 yrs. Every T through 8/13 11:30 am-12:15 pm. $5/ member + $3 per sibling; $6/non-member + $4 per sibling + admission. Register: 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org 7/9 - S.T.E.A.M. Project at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. All ages. Every T/W/Th/Sat 11:30 am-noon. $3/ member; $5/non-member. RSVP: 368-6875; cmboca.org 7/9 - ArtXplorations at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Age 3-7. Every T through 8/13 3-3:45 pm. $4/member; $5/ non-member + admission. Regististration: 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org 7/9 - Daggerwing Visits the Library: Owls at West Boca Branch Library, 18685 N State Rd 7. Live animal ambassadors. Age 5+. 3:30 pm. Free. RSVP required: 470-1600; pbcnature.com 7/9 - Group Swim Lessons at The Swim Center, 21618 St. Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton. Every T/Th through 8/1 Level 1&2 4-4:45 pm. Per session $65/resident; $81.25/non-resident. 544-8540; myboca.us 7/9 - TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. 4:30-5:30 pm. Free. 266-0197; delraylibrary.org 7/9 - All Systems Go: Teen Game Night at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Age 13-17. Every T 6-7 pm. Free. 393-7968; bocalibrary.org 7/9-10 - 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 am & W 2 pm. Free w/paid admission. 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org Wednesday - 7/10 - Reading & Rhythm for 2-3s at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Literacy enrichment class: stories, music, movement. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Every W through 7/24 10-10:30 am. Free. Registration: 393-7968; bocalibrary.org 7/10 - Summer Science Fun at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Hands on science fun; explore a variety of experiments/ activities. Age 3-7. Every W through 8/14 10:30-11:15 am. Per class $5/member; $6/non-member + admission. 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org 7/10 - Tiny Tots Storytime at Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach. Age 0-4. Every W 11-11:30 am. Free w/$6 admission. 274-7263; sandowayhouse.org 7/10 - Children’s Fitness Classes/ Gymnastics at Sugar Sand Park Field House, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Build confidence/ coordination. Every W through 7/31. Age 2-3 (parent/child) 40-minute class 11:45 am-12:25 pm; age 3-4 40-minute class 9-9:40 am; age 5-6 55-minute class 9:45-10:40 am; age 7 & up 55-minute class 10:45-11:40 am. 40-minute class $36/resident, $45/non-resident; 55-minute class $52/resident, $65/nonresident. 347-3950; sugarsandpark.org 7/10 - Teen Sustainability Club at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Join the library and Wisetribe; learn about food production, Earth stewardship, community
leadership. Held again 7/17 & 30. 2-4 pm. Free. 266-0197; delraylibrary.org 7/10 - Group Swim Lessons at Meadows Park Pool, 1300 NW 8th St, Boca Raton. Every W/F through 8/2. Level 1&2: 3:30-4:15 pm; Level 3&4: 4:30-5:15 pm. $65/resident; $81.25/nonresident. 393-7851; myboca.us 7/10 - To the Library & Beyond at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Age 6-8. Every W through 7/24 (limit 2 sessions per month) 3:30-4:30 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; bocalibrary.org 7/10 - STEM: Snap Circuits at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 7+. 3:30 pm. Free. Registration: 266-0197; delraylibrary. org 7/10 - Creative Cloud Lab: Premiere Level 2 at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 12+. 5:30-7 pm. Free. 266-0196; delraylibrary.org 7/10 - Tween Voyagers at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Age 9-14. Every W through 7/24 6-7 pm. Free. Registration required: 393-7968; bocalibrary.org Thursday - 7/11 - 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; bocalibrary.org 7/11 - Young Knitters Club at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. Age 8+. Every Th through 8/8 10:30 am. Free w/ museum admission. 368-6875; cmboca.org 7/11 - Mad Science at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. All ages. 2:30 pm. Free. 819-6405; delraylibrary.org 7/11 - The Art of the Story at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Children create their own art in the style of the featured book. Age 3-7 yrs. Every Th 3-3:45 pm. Free w/paid admission. 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org 7/11 - Creative Kid’s Club at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 5-8. Every Th 3:30-4:30 pm. Free. 266-0197; delraylibrary.org 7/11 - 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 7/11 - 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 7/25 5:30-6:30 pm. $75/ resident; $93.75/non-resident. 347-3950; tayloredathletes.com 7/11 - Chess for Kids at Rutherford Community Center, 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Learn about the pieces, how to set them up, move them, interrelate them, do check/ checkmate moves. Age 4-12. Every Th through 8/1 5:30-6:30 pm. $95/resident; $119/nonresident. 367-7035; myboca.us 7/11 - Take Off @ Your Library at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Grades 6-12. Every Th 6-7 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; bocalibrary.org 7/11-12 - Karate/Martial Arts Classes at Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Ave. 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 - 7/12 - 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. Held again 7/26 10:30-11:15 am. Per class $4/member; $5/non-member + admission. 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org 7/12 - Fun Fridays at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. Every F through 8/9. 11 am-1 pm. $3/member; $5/non-member. 368-6875; cmboca.org 7/12 - Animal Encounters at Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach. All ages. Every F 3 pm. Free w/$6 admission. 274-7263; sandowayhouse.org 7/12 - Catherine Strong Girls Club at Catherine Strong Park, 1500 SW 6th St, Delray Beach. Designed to boost confidence, morale, provide positive guidance. Program provides volunteer opportunities, etiquette, personal hygiene training, open discussions, educational guest speakers, health & fitness awareness, arts & crafts, excursions, refreshments. Age 6-18. 2nd F 5:30-6:30 pm. Free. 243-7194; mydelraybeach.com 7/12 - 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 is 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 pm. Free. 3473912; scienceexplorium.org 7/12-14 - Peter and the Starcatcher at Sol Children Theatre, 3333 N Federal Hwy, Boca
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July 2019 Raton. Held again 7/26-28. F/Sat 7 pm; Sat/ Sun 2 pm. $20/adult; $15/junior. 447-8829; solchildren.org Saturday - 7/13 - Lil Sluggers Baseball at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Designed to introduce children to baseball. Every Sat through 9/21 (no class 8/31). 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. $180/resident; $225/ non-resident. 347-3900; sugarsandpark.org 7/13 - 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 in our inclusive Science Playground. Age 5+ with parent/guardian. 2nd Sat 9-10 am. Free. 3473912; scienceexplorium.org 7/13 - Soccer Shots at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Indoor intro to soccer program focuses on teaching children skills in a non-competitive environment, builds on skills week to week. Every Sat through 9/21 (no class 8/3 & 8/31). Age 2-3 ½ 9:30-10 am or 10-10:30 am; age 3 ½-5 10:30-11:15 am. $126/ resident; $157.50/non-resident. 347-3900; sugarsandpark.org 7/13 - smART: Branching Out with Sculpture 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 7/13 - 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; bocalibrary.org 7/13 - Family Saturdays at the Cultural Council: Walk on the Wild Side with Creature Adventures at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Main Gallery, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth. 10-11:30 am. Free. RSVP: 471-2901; palmbeachculture.com 7/13 - Mary Poppins Jr. at The Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th St. 2 & 6 pm. $15. 2721281 x4; delraybeachplayhouse.com 7/13 - Virtual Reality Explorers: Rosetta and Philae at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Bring a Smartphone, download/ use VR apps, games, videos. Cardboards support most Smartphones w/screen sizes 4-6”. Age 9-14. 2-3 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; bocalibrary.org 7/13 - Family Date Afternoon: Legos at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. All ages. Children 8 & under must be accompanied by an adult. 2:30-4 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; bocalibrary.org
Monday - 7/15 - Teen Movie Matinee at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. 2-4 pm. Free. Registration: 266-0194; delraylibrary.org 7/15 - Anime Club at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Age 9-14. 6-7:30 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; bocalibrary.org 7/15-19 - International Cooking Adventure! Camp at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. Age 5-10. Learn to assemble easy appetizers, entrees, desserts from around the world. 9 am-1 pm. $99/ member, $89/member sibling; $108/nonmember, $99/non-member sibling. 368-6875; cmboca.org 7/15-19 - Youth Art Lab: Comic Book Studio at Arts Warehouse, 313 NE 3rd St, Delray Beach. Art, storytelling, humor. Supplies for comicbook making included. Age 8-13. 9 am-noon. $120. Register: 330-9614; artswarehouse.org Tuesday - 7/16 - Mother Nature & Me: Day at the Beach 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 7/16 - 3D Printing Club at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 7 & up. 3rd T 3:30 pm. Free. Registration: 266-0798; delraylibrary.org 7/16 - BeTeen the Lines: A Readers Club at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 13+. 1st & 3rd T 4:30-5:30 pm. Free. 2660197; delraylibrary.org 7/16 - Youth Makers: Squishy Circuits and littleBits Droids at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Age 9-14. 6-7 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; bocalibrary.org 7/16-20 - 4-H Marine Science Camp at Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension, 559 N Military Tr, West Palm Beach. Sharktagging boat trip, marine habitat visits, more. Transportation & educational materials included. Campers age 9-13; counselors age 14-18. 8:30 am-4:30 pm. $130/camper; $50/ counselor. Registration: pbcgov.org Wednesday - 7/17 - Wonderful Wednesdays in the Cottage: Inspire Genius at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. Pre K-3rd Grade. 9:30-10:15 am. $3/member; $5/non-member. RSVP: 368-6875;
cmboca.org 7/17 - Wonderful Wednesdays in the Cottage: Intro to Latin at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. All ages welcome. 10:30-11 am. $3/member; $5/nonmember. RSVP: 368-6875; cmboca.org 7/17 - Creative Cloud Lab: Editing and Mixing with Adobe Audition at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 12+. 5:30-7 pm. Free. 266-0196; delraylibrary.org Thursday - 7/18 - Tots in Tutus at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Preschoolers ballet. Age 2-5. Every Th through 8/15 Age 2-3 10:30-11 am; age 4-5 11:15-11:45 am. Per session $8/member; $10/ non-member + admission. RSVP: 742-6782; schoolhousemuseum.org 7/18 - Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre presents The Selfish Giant’s Garden at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. All ages. 2:30 pm. Free. 819-6405; delraylibrary.org Friday - 7/19 - Fabulous Fun Friday: Ice Cream 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 7/19 - Children’s Program: Mad Science at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. All ages. Children 8 & under must be accompanied by an adult. 3:30-4:30 pm. Free. Registration required: 393-7968; bocalibrary.org 7/19 - Teens Take Over the Norton at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. Norton Teen Advisory Squad plans/runs Art After Dark. Screening of 3 short documentaries that focus on teens from Pahokee: Skip Day, The Rabbit Hunt, The SendOff. Teen-led tours, do-it-yourself art activities, music, an open-mic, Silent Disco after-party. Age 13-17. 5-10 pm. Free. 832-5196 x1138; norton.org 7/19-21 - Matilda at Sol Children Theatre, 3333 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton. Held again 8/2-4. F/ Sat 7 pm; Sat/Sun 2 pm. $20/adult; $15/junior. 447-8829; solchildren.org Saturday - 7/20 - Code Palm Beach Workshop at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Tr N, West Palm Beach. Learn further how to code and the world of technology. Age 7-17. 2-4 pm. Free. Advance registration required: 425-8918; sfsciencecenter.org/code-palm-beach 7/20-21 - Science Demonstrations at Children’s Science Explorium, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Hear favorite science-inspired stories. Age 7 & up. 3:30 pm. Free. 347-3912; scienceexplorium.org
Sunday - 7/21 - Sunday Family Movie: The Lion King 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 Monday - 7/22-8/2 - Secret Garden 2019 Culinary Summer Camp at Secret Garden Culinary Business Development & Job Training Center, 410 E Boynton Beach Blvd. Food prep/ entrepreneurship training. 12 spots available; complete income certification through Community Action Program. 10:30 am-4 pm. Regististration: 386-4261 Tuesday - 7/23 - Kidokinetics at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. New sport each week. Soccer, hockey, tennis, basketball, volleyball, golf, hula hoops, obstacle courses, T-ball, more. Every T through 8/27. 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 Wednesday - 7/24 - Intro to Archery at Daggerwing Nature Center, 11435 Park Access Rd, Boca Raton. USA Archery & N.F.A.A. certified instructor. Bow and arrow safety, how to properly use equipment, practice on the range. Age 8+. 10 am. $10. Reservations: 629-8760; pbcnature.com 7/24 - STEM: Coding for Beginners at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 7+. 3:30 pm. Free. Registration: 266-0197; delraylibrary.org 7/24 - Creative Cloud Lab: Photoshop Level 1 at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Age 12+. 5:30-7 pm. Free. 266-0196; delraylibrary.org Thursday - 7/25 - Spellebration at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Annual City-wide Teen competition, Middle/ high school teens. 10 am-1 pm. Free. 819-6405; delraylibrary.org 7/25 - Taiko Drumming at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. All ages. 2:30 pm. Free. 819-6405; delraylibrary.org Friday - 7/26 - Workshop: Digital Stories at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. Age 13+. Snacks, iPads provided. 2-5 pm. Free. 832-5196 x1146; norton.org 7/26 - Under the Sea 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. $14.95/adult; $12.95/ senior; $10.95/child (3-12); $6/adult member; free/child member & kids under 3. 832-1988; sfsciencecenter.org 7/26 - Teen Fridays: Going Viral at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. Age 13-17. 6-10 pm. Free. 832-5196 x1138; norton.org Saturday - 7/27 - Spirit of Giving’s 11th Annual Back to School Dash: Putting Kids First at Village Academy, 400 SW 12th Ave, Delray Beach. Students select their own backpacks, grade-appropriate supplies, uniforms, shoes. Haircuts, physicals, health screenings, access to medical resources, community information provided. 8 am-3 pm. 385-0144; spiritofgivingnetwork.com 7/27 - 3D Printing Workshop at StilesNicholson STEM Education Center (across the parking lot from the South Florida Science Center), 4800 Dreher Tr N, West Palm Beach. Age 8-15 9 am-noon. $45/per session. Registration: 832-2026; sfsciencecenter.org 7/27 - Animal Toy Shop at Daggerwing Nature Center, 11435 Park Access Rd, Boca Raton. What does an animal like to do for fun? Learn how Daggerwing Nature Center cares for animals by providing “enrichment” in their habitats; help create hands-on enrichment items to provide to the animals for their enjoyment! Age 8+. 10:30 am. $3. Reservations: 629-8760; pbcnature.com 7/27 - Virtual Reality Explorers: Titans of Space at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Bring a Smartphone, download/use VR apps, games, videos. Cardboards support most Smartphones w/screen sizes 4-6”. Age 9-14. 2-3 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; bocalibrary.org 7/27 - Family Date Afternoon: Big Bang Bingo at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. All ages. Children 8 & under must be accompanied by an adult. 2:30-4 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; bocalibrary.org
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Sunday - 7/28 - S’more Science at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. Campfire program in the garden amphitheater w/a yummy treat. Different topic each month. All ages; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 5-6 pm. $3/member; $5/non-member. 544-8615; gumbolimbo.or Monday - 7/29-8/2 - Art Camp at Divine Savior Academy, 16935 Lyons Rd, Delray Beach. Variety of materials, snacks included. Bring paint shirt. Age 3-8. 9-11:30 am. $20. 3593090; divinesavioracademy.com/delraybeach/ summer-camp 7/29-8/2 - Italian and Spanish Art Camp at Boca Raton Children’s Museum, 498 Crawford Blvd. Acquire key vocabulary in Italian and Spanish; craft and explore art from around the world. Age 5-10. 9 am-1 pm. $99/member, $89/ member sibling; $108/non-member, $99/nonmember sibling. 368-6875; cmboca.org Tuesday - 7/30 - Water Balloon Battle at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Celebrating the end of summer. Wear dark, comfortable clothes (long pants). 2-4 pm. Free. Register: 266-0194; delraylibrary.org 7/30 - GEMS Club: Sea Talk 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 Thursday - 8/1 - Homeschool Curriculum Planning at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Guest speaker Candace Lehenbauer. Learn about curriculum choices, network w/homeschool parents, discover library/ area resources. 7-8:30 pm. Free. 807-7141; bocalibraryfriends.org Friday - 8/2 - Yoga Fun for Everyone at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. All ages. Every F through 8/16 11:45 am-12:30 pm. Free w/paid admission. 742-6780; schoolhousemuseum.org 8/2 - Rhythmic Gymnastics at Sugar Sand Park Field House, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Every F through 8/23. Beginner 1 age 4-5, 3-4 pm, $80-$93.75; Intermediate age 7-12, 4-5:30 pm, $100-$125. 347-3950; sugarsandpark.org 8/2-6 - Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Saturday - 8/3 - 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. No 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/member & child under 3. 832-1988; sfsciencecenter.org Saturday - 8/3 - COBRA Youth Basketball Registration at Sugar Sand Park Field House,
Tots & Teens Calendar AT19 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Season runs Nov-Feb. Includes 1 weeknight practice & 1 weekend game. Age 5-6 years as of 11/1 of year playing. 9 am. $115-180/early registration; $125-$190/regular registration. 347-3908; sugarsandpark.org 8/3 - COBRA Girls Volleyball Registration at Sugar Sand Park Field House, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Season runs Nov-Feb. Includes 1 weeknight game & 1 Sun practice. Age 1011 (beginner) & 12-15 (intermediate). 9 am. $115-180/early registration; $125-$190/regular registration. 347-3916; sugarsandpark.org 8/3 - Sensory Saturday at Children’s Science Explorium, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Explore the museum in sensory modified setting with sound/light adjustments. 1st Sat 9-10 am. Free. 347-3912; scienceexplorium.org 8/3 - Back to School Health Fair at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 900 N Seacrest Blvd, Boynton. Free backpacks w/school supplies, free haircuts, school uniforms, school physicals, free food, more. 10 am-2 pm. Free. 369-2323; boynton-beach.org 8/3 - WPTV’s Back to School Expo at Wellington Mall, 10300 Forest Hill Blvd. Public and private schools, trade schools, universities, education-related companies/services, healthrelated companies, exhibitors. 10 am-4 pm. Free. 655-5455; wptv.com 8/3 - 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. 10-11 am. $5/ member; $8/non-member. Reservations: 5448615; gumbolimbo.org 8/3 - 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 8/3 - Nature Detectives at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, 1801 N Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. New mystery each month. Age 5-7 w/an adult. 11:30 am-12:30 pm. $5/member; $8/nonmember. Reservations: 544-8615; gumbolimbo. org 8/3 - Youth Calligraphy: Mini-Workshop at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Grades 3-12. 11:30 am-12:30 pm or 1:30-2:30 pm. $25/ does not include museum admission. 495-0233; morikami.org 8/3 - Family Fun: Paper Lantern Craft at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Noon-3 pm. Free w/museum admission. 495-0233; morikami.org 8/3 - Saturday Funday at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Sensory projects, arts & crafts, friendship building, music & movement, yoga, interactive games. All children w/special needs welcome. Activities led by therapists of My Florida Therapy. Age 5-15. 1:30-4:30 pm. $50/resident; $62.50/nonresident. 347-3900; myfloridatherapy.com 8/3 - Legally Blonde The Musical Jr. at The Delray Beach Playhouse, 950 NW 9th St. 2 & 6 pm. $15. 272-1281 x4; delraybeachplayhouse. com 8/3 - The Four Functions of Behavior: What Motivates Your Child? presented by Therapies4Kids at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Designed to help parents manage everyday issues surrounding kids with autism, related disorders. 3-4 pm. Free. Registration: 347-3948; sugarsandpark. org
AT20 Community Calendar
The COASTAL STAR
Community Calendar Note: Events are current as of 6/28. Please check with organizers for any changes.
Saturday - 7/6 - Pickleball at Delray Beach Tennis Center, 210 W Atlantic Ave. M-F 8 am-9 pm; Sat 8 am-6 pm. $3/resident; $4/nonresident; $1/add for night play lights. Monthly pass available. 243-7356; mydelraybeach.com 7/6 - Grooming the Garden at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N Military Tr, West Palm Beach. Volunteers new to gardening or with a certified green thumb invited to assist weeding/pruning select areas of the Garden. No RSVP or experience required. Bring sunscreen, hat, gloves, water. 1st Sat 8:30 am. Free/ member. 233-1757; mounts.org 7/6 - Delray Beach Summer Greenmarket every Saturday through 7/27, at Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 W Atlantic Ave. 9 am-noon. 276-7511; mydelraybeach.com 7/6 - 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 $15/resident; $20/non-resident. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 7/6 - 5th Annual Summer in Paradise at the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 101 N Clematis St. Cone-y Island Maze: interactive play zones, shade areas, water misters on the Great Lawn daily 11 am-8 pm through 8/1; Cone checkers 11 am-8 pm daily through 8/1; Cone in the Zone: search the stacks of Mandel Public Library, locate Mr. Coney McConerson, daily during regular hours through 7/31; SnowCONE Saturdays noon-2 pm through 7/27; Orange Out: downtown employees encouraged to wear “traffic cone” orange on Fridays to win prizes weekly through 7/26. 822-1515; wpb.org/events 7/6 - Croquet Lessons at The National Croquet Club, 700 Florida Mango Rd, West Palm Beach. Every Sat 10 am-noon. Free. Reservations: 4782300; nationalcroquetclub.com 7/6 - The Writer’s Studio at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Every Sat 10 am. Free. 638-7251; delraylibrary.org 7/6 - 3D Printing Project at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. Held again 7/6. 10 am-noon. Free. 393-7852; bocalibrary. org 7/6 - Improv Drop In at Improv U, 105 NW 5th Ave, Delray Beach. Newcomers/advanced players. Great for actors, artists, stand-up comedians, accountants, everyone in between. Every M Improv Drop In 7-9 pm; every W Improv Games Drop In 7-9 pm; every Sat Drop In 11 am-1 pm. $10. 844-561-4242; theimprovu.com 7/6 - 1st Annual Red, White & Brew at Boynton Beach Mall north parking lot, 801 N Congress Ave. Kids Zone, food trucks, locally crafted brews, live music, more. Noon-6 pm. Free. 736-7900; boyntonbeachmall.com 7/6 - Free Museum Admission in July at Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. Courtesy of PNC Bank. Sat/Sun Noon-5 pm;
T/W/F 10 am-5 pm; Th 10 am-8 pm. Free. 3922500; bocamuseum.org 7/6 - Creation Station: Twisted Branches at Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. During July be a part of the Museum’s Fall exhibition, Maren Hassinger: Tree of Knowledge. Visitors drop by, make “branches” part of Ms. Hassinger’s installation. Regular museum hours. Free. 392-2500; bocamuseum. org 7/6 - Inventors Society of South Florida at Ligi Tool & Engineering, 2220 SW 15th St, Deerfield Beach. 1st Sat 1 pm. 1st meeting free. 213-6581; 954-486-2426; InventorsSociety.net 7/6 - Pickleball at Pompey Park Community Center, 1101 NW 2nd St. M-F 9-11 am; F 6-8:30 pm; Sat 1-4 pm. $3/resident; $4/non-resident; $1/add for night play lights. Monthly passes available. 243-7356; mydelraybeach.com 7/6 - Introduction to Podcasting at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. Held again 8/3. 1-2:30 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/6 - Ravel & Lalo: Mario Zelaya, violin and Loni White Aragon, piano at Boca Raton Steinway Piano Gallery, 7940 N Federal Hwy. 4 pm. $25/at the door. 982-8887; steinwaybocaraton.com 7/6 - Space the Final Frontier Movie Series: Hidden Figures (PG) at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 4-6:15 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; bocalibrary.org 7/6 - Krush Band at The Pavilion Grille, 301 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. 6 pm dinner; 8 pm music. $10 cover. 912-0000; paviliongrille.com 7/6 - Hot Flavors, Cool Tunes: Singer/ Pianist Orson Whitfield at Atlantic Grille, 1000 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. Prix fixe dinner available. Every F/Sat through 9/30 8:30 pm-12:30 am. 693-3507; theatlanticgrille.com 7/6-7 - Sister Act by Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, Chari & Bill Steinkellner at Florida Atlantic University Studio One Theater, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton. Runs through 7/21. F/Sat 7 pm; Sat/Sun 2 pm. $27. 297-6124; fauevents. com
Sunday - 7/7 - Sado: Tea Ceremony Beginners Class at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 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 (Sun 7/7 & 14 and Th 7/11 & 25); individual appointments begin at 10:15 am. $50/member; $55/non-member. Registration: 495-0233 x210; morikami.org 7/7 - Hot Flavors, Cool Tunes: Afternoon Acoustic Guitar at Atlantic Grille, 1000 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. Brunch menu available. Every Sun through 9/30 11 am-2 pm. 693-3507; theatlanticgrille.com
7/8 & 22 - Lantana - Second & fourth Mondays at Lantana Town Hall, 500 Greynolds Cir. 7 pm. Agenda: lantana.org. 7/9 - Gulf Stream - Second Friday at Gulf Stream Town Hall, 100 Sea Rd. 9 am. Agenda: gulfstream.org. 7/9 - Delray Beach - First & third Tuesdays at Delray Beach City Hall, 100 NW 1st Ave. 4 pm. Agenda: delraybeachfl.gov. 7/15 - Manalapan - Fourth Tuesday at Manalapan Town Hall, 600 S Ocean Blvd. 10 am. Agenda: manalapan.org. 7/16 - Boynton Beach - First and third Tuesday at Boynton Beach City Hall, 100 E Boynton Beach Blvd. 6:30 pm. Agenda: boynton-beach.org. 7/23 - South Palm Beach - Second Tuesday at South Palm Beach Town Hall, 3577 S Ocean Blvd. 6 pm. Agenda: southpalmbeach.com. 7/23 - Boca Raton - Fourth Tuesday at Boca Raton City Hall, 201 W Palmetto Park Rd. 6 pm. Agenda: myboca.us. 7/25 - Briny Breezes - Fourth Thursday at Briny Breezes Town Hall, 4802 N Ocean Blvd. 4 pm. Agenda: townofbrinybreezes-fl.com. 7/7 - Bridge Duplicate at Rutherford Community Center, 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Sanctioned A.C.B.L. duplicate bridge game for the experienced player. Light lunch served. Partners available for singles. Every Sun 12:30-4 pm. $10/at the door. Reservations or partners: 338-2995; myboca.us 7/7 - ACBL Sanctioned Duplicate Bridge at Temple Sinai of Palm Beach County, 2475 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. M-Th 12:30 pm; F 12:15 pm; Sun 1 pm. $12/includes lunch. 2768071; templesinaipbc.org 7/7 - Boca Talk: Art, Comics, and the Book Industry with Calvin Reid at Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. 3-4 pm. $5/nonmember. RSVP: 392-2500 x213; bocamuseum. org Monday - 7/8 - Pickleball at Ezell Hester, Jr. Community Center, 1901 N Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Combines badminton & tennis. Adults. T/Th 10 am-1 pm; M/W/F 9 am-noon. $5; $50/30-visit pass. 742-6550; boyntonbeach.org 7/8 - Socrates Cafe at Highland Beach Library Community Room, 3618 S Ocean Blvd. Every M 10 am. Free. 278-5455; highlandbeach.us 7/8 - Getting to Know Family Tree Software at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 10:30 am-noon. Free. 3937906; bocalibrary.org 7/8 - Senior Bingo at Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd St, Delray Beach. Adults age 50 & up. M/W 10:30 am-noon. Free. 243-7356; mydelraybeach.com 7/8 - Empowerment Zone at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Resume/job/ computer assistance. Every M/Th 1-4:30 pm. Free. 266-0798; delraylibrary.org 7/8 - Watercolor Workshop at Art-Sea Living, 112 S Federal Hwy #7, Boynton Beach. Every M 1-3 pm. $35/class. 737-2600; artsealiving.com 7/8 - Advanced Squares at Ezell Hester, Jr. Community Center, 1901 N Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach. Age 18 & up. Every M 2-4 pm. $6. 731-3119; boynton-beach.org 7/8 - Mandala & Meditation Workshop at
Art-Sea Living, 112 S Federal Hwy #7, Boynton Beach. 5-8 pm. $40/person; $60/2 people. 7372600; artsealiving.com 7/8 - Boca on a Budget at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 6-7:30 pm. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/8 - Scotty Dog Squares Dance Club at Boynton Beach Senior Center, 1021 S Federal Hwy. All skill levels welcome. Age 18 & up. Every M 7-9 pm. $6. 865-2611; boynton-beach. org 7/8 - Bike Nite at Tilted Kilt Pub & Brewery, 3320 Airport Rd #1, Boca Raton. Held by Fury Road Riders; benefits Natural High, national non-profit organization dedicated to inspire youth to discover their natural high, have a reason to say no to drugs/alcohol. Tilted Kilt donates 10% of food bill to Natural High. Every M 7 pm. 504-3310; furyroadrc.com 7/8 -10 - 2019 Summer Golf Croquet League at The National Croquet Center, 700 Florida Mango Rd, West Palm Beach. Teams of 2, 3, or 4; white attire encouraged; flat shoes mandatory. Every M/T/W through 8/13 5-8 pm. Per person $35-$45/one-time entry registration; $25-$30/awards ceremony & lobster dinner. 478-2300 x3; croquetnational. com Tuesday - 7/9 - 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 day $3/resident, $4/non-resident. 243-7250; mydelraybeach.com 7/9 - 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 7/9 - 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 7/9 - 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 7/9 – Socrates Café at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Philosophical discussions. Every T 1:30-3 pm. Free. 393-7852; bocalibrary.org 7/9 - Intermediate Italian at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. Every T 1:30 pm. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/9 - Shakespeare: Othello at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Part of Books From the Shelves of History - Small Lessons on Big Ideas Series. 2-3:30 pm. Free. Registration: 266-0194; delraylibrary.org 7/9 - Art Crew at Arts Warehouse, 313 NE 3rd St, Delray Beach. 2nd T 5:30-7:30 pm. $5/nonmember. 330-9614; artswarehouse.org 7/9 - It Takes Two at The Pavilion Grille, 301 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Held again 7/23 & 7/28 (7:30 pm). 6 pm dinner; 8 pm dancing. $10 cover. 912-0000; paviliongrille.com 7/9 - Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward part of Evening Book Group at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. 6 pm. Free. 266-0194; delraylibrary.org 7/9 - Adult Acting Classes at Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St, West Palm Beach. Every T through 8/27 (no class 7/16) 6 pm. $140/7 class series; $30/session. 514-4042; palmbeachdramaworks.org 7/9 - Pinochle at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. Every T/Th 6-9 pm. Free. 393-7807; myboca.us 7/9 - Beginner’s Italian Night Session at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. Every M 6-7:30 pm. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/9 - Interactive Acoustic Music and Art in the Park at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. All ages. 2nd T 6-9 pm. Free. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 7/9 - Adult International Folk Dance at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Every T (except 2nd T) 6:30-9:30 pm. Per class: $5/resident; $6/non-resident. 913-475-1112; mydelraybeach.com 7/9 - Photo Salon with Barry Schein at Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach. Every T through 8/13 6:30-8:30 pm. $10/ donation. 832-1776; armoryart.org 7/9 – 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 7/9 - FAU Astronomical Observatory public viewing day at Florida Atlantic University Science & Engineering Building 4th floor, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton. 1st F & 2nd T 8 pm. Free. 297-STAR; physics.fau.edu/observatory 7/9 - All Arts Open Mic Night at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 2nd T 8-10 pm. $5. 450-6357; artsgarage.org 7/9 - Hot Flavors, Cool Tunes: Rock 'N' Roll Night with Crush at Atlantic Grille, 1000 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. Prix fixe dinner available. Every T through 9/30 8-10:30 pm. 693-3507; theatlanticgrille.com
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July 2019 7/9 - Blue Tuesdays at Boston’s on the Beach, 40 S Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach. Host Famous Frank Ward. Every T 8:30-11:30 pm. Free. 2783364; bostonsonthebeach.com Wednesday - 7/10 - Adult Watercolor Painting Workshop at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Instructor provides class lesson/lecture, emphasis on composition/ drawing, then a painting demo. Remainder of class time is one-on-one instruction, finishing w/class critique. Age 18 & up. Every W 9 amnoon or 1-4 pm. Monthly $35/resident; $38/ non-resident. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 7/10 - Beginner’s Coding for Adults Part 2 at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 10:30 am-noon. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/10 - Beginner’s Spanish at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. Every W 10:30 am. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/10 - Socrates Cafe at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Philosophical discussions. Every W 11:30 am-1 pm. Free. 2660194; delraylibrary.org 7/10 - Discover Your Inner Artistry in Still Life Painting with Terryl Lawrence at Florida Atlantic University Continuing Education Building, 31-D Room 103, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton. Part of Lecture Series at FAU Osher Lifelong Learning Society. Every W through 7/31 12:30-2 pm. $60/annual membership; $100/advance member; $130/non-member; $35/one-time guest at the door. 297-3171; fau. edu/divdept/lifelong 7/10 - Scrabble for Experienced Players at Highland Beach Library Community Room, 3618 S Ocean Blvd. Every W 1 pm. Free. 278-5455; highlandbeach.us 7/10 - Beginner’s Italian Day Session at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. Every W 1:30 pm. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/10 - The Cafe by The Sea by Jenny Colgan at The Society of the Four Arts King Library, 101 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. 1:30 pm. Free. 6552766; fourarts.org 7/10 - Recipe Central at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Part of Appy Hour class series. 2-3:30 pm. Free. Registration: 2660196; delraylibrary.org 7/10 - Crime and Espionage with Stephen Singer, Esq. at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Part of Lifelong Learning Institute. Held again 7/17 & 31. 2-3:30 pm. $55. 266-9490; delraylibrary.org 7/10 - Summer Ukulele Jam at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Adults. 5-7:30 pm. Free. 266-9490; delraylibrary.org 7/10 - Bingo at Temple Sinai Palm Beach County, 2475 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. $2,500 in prizes every week. Every W 5 pm doors open; 6 pm early bird; 6:30 pm first game. $15. 276-6161 x128; templesinaipbc.org 7/10 - Temple Israel Sisterhood: Wine, Cheese, & Great Ideas at 1901 N Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach. Topic: Advocacy for Vulnerable Kids through Palm Beach County’s Guardian ad Litem Program. 5:30 pm. Free. RSVP: 312-6781; temple-israel.com 7/10 - Delray Beach Orchid Society at Veterans Park Recreation Center, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. 2nd W 6:30 pm. Free. 573-2422; delraybeachorchidsociety.com 7/10 - Writers’ Corner at Boynton Beach City Library, 115 N Federal Hwy. Manuscript critiquing by published authors. 2nd W 6:30-8 pm. Free. 742-6390; boyntonlibrary.org 7/10 - Bar Brawls Bartender Competition at Death or Glory Bar, 116 NE 6th Ave, Delray Beach. Benefits Wounded Warrior Project. Full dinner service & late-night menu available. Every W through 8/28 9 pm. Each event $10/ general admission; $25/ringside. 808-8814; firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday - 7/11 - Mounts Botanical Garden Special Free Days at 531 N Military Tr, West Palm Beach. Every Th through 9/26 for Palm Beach County residents w/valid ID; 2nd Sun through 9/8 for children 12 & under. 233-1757; mounts.org 7/11 - Quilters meet at Boynton Beach City Library, 115 N Federal Hwy. Share quilting information, perpetuate quilting as a cultural and artistic form. Sale of quilted items supports the Library. Every Th 9-11:30 am. Free. 7426886; boyntonlibrary.org 7/11 - Adult Multimedia Class at Intracoastal Park, 2240 N Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach. Discover new techniques in watercolor, pastel, acrylic; learn design/composition. Every Th 10 am-noon. Per class $25/resident; $31/nonresident. 742-6650; boynton-beach.org 7/11 - Knit ‘N Purl at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Rotating facilitators. Held again 7/25. 10:30 am. Free. 266-0194; delraylibrary.org 7/11 - Adult Acrylics Art Class at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Basic acrylic painting techniques for beginners; instructor available for 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 7/11 - Senior Bridge at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Experienced players welcome. Partners not needed. Every Th Noon-4 pm. Annual fee $15/resident + $1/ game; $25/non-resident + $2/game. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 7/11 - Flavors of the Season: Marco Barbisotti part of The Society of the Four Arts Summer Dining Series at Sant Ambroeus, 340 Royal Poinciana Way #304, Palm Beach. 12:30 pm. $95. Reservations: 805-8562; fourarts.org 7/11 - Discover Studio Open Lab: WordPress at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1:30-3:30 pm. Free. 3937906; bocalibrary.org 7/11 - Concert: Bob Folse - Latin Guitar at Highland Beach Library, 3618 S Ocean Blvd. 5 pm. Free. 278-5455; highlandbeach.us 7/11 - Adobe Photoshop 1 at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 6 pm. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/11 - Night Line Dancing Class at Rutherford Community Center, 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Every Th through 8/29. Beginner 6-7 pm; Beginner & High Beginner 6-8 pm; High Beginner 7-8 pm; High Beginner & Intermediate 7-9 pm; Intermediate 8-9 pm. $50/resident; $63/non-resident. 367-7035; myboca.us 7/11 - Cachet Band at The Pavilion Grille, 301 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Held again 7/16, 18 & 30. 6 pm dinner; 8 pm music. $10 cover. 9120000; paviliongrille.com 7/11 - 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 7/11 - Clematis by Night at Meyer Amphitheatre, 105 Evernia St, West Palm Beach. Weekly concert series; different act each week. Every Th 6-10 pm. Free. 822-1515; wpb.org 7/11 - Open Readings at Creative Arts School, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. Listen or sign up to read from an original work (published or unpublished). All levels welcome. Participants read for 10-15 minutes, followed by a short open discussion. Every 2nd Th 6:30-8:30 pm. Free. 742-3244; oldschoolsquare.org 7/11 - Unbound World Book Club: The Book of M at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 7-8 pm. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/11 - Boca Raton Orchid Society at Safe Schools Institute, 1790 NW Spanish River Blvd. Carol Holdren: 10 Orchids You Should Own. 2nd Th 7:30 pm. Free/member & 1st-time guest. 810-6547; brosonine.org 7/11 - Adult Tango Dance at Veterans Park, 802 NE 1st St, Delray Beach. Every Th 7:50-10:50 pm. $15/resident; $16/non-resident. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 7/11 - Hot Flavors, Cool Tunes: Blues Night at Atlantic Grille, 1000 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. Prix fixe dinner available. Every T through 9/30 8-10:30 pm. 693-3507; theatlanticgrille.com 7/11-12 - Boca Screening: Exhibition on Screen - Young Picasso at Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. Th 6-7:30 pm; F 2-3:30 pm. Free w/admission. RSVP: 392-2500 x213; bocamuseum.org 7/11-14 - Footloose The Musical at Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave. Runs through 7/28. Sat/Sun 2 pm; Th-Sat 8 pm. $29-$68/ preview night; $40/opening night; $29-$35/ regular show; $65-$75/dinner & show package. 586-6410; lakeworthplayhouse.org Friday - 7/12 - Exhibition Opening: Film Posters from the Dwight M. Cleveland Collection at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. Runs through 10/29 during regular hours. $18/adult; $15/ senior; $5/student w/ID; free/child 12 & under. 832-5196; norton.org 7/12 - Supervised Bridge Play at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd, Boca Raton. John Black. Partners not needed. Adults. Every F 10 am-noon. $10. 393-7807; myboca.us 7/12 - 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 am1:15 pm. Per class $5/resident; $6/non-resident. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 7/12 - 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 7/12 - Adult Coloring Club at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Held again 7/26 1:30 pm. Free. 266-9490; delraylibrary.org 7/12 - Microsoft Word Basics for Mac at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1:30-3 pm. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary. org 7/12 - Discover Studio Open Lab: Apple iMovie at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 3:30-5:30 pm. Free. 393-7906;
bocalibrary.org 7/12 - Friday Night Dinner Party at American German Club of the Palm Beaches, 5111 Lantana Rd, Lake Worth. Every F through 7/26 5 pm doors open; 6-8 pm dinner. $10/guest admission; $12/dinner; $20/guest admission & dinner. 967-6464; americangermanclub.org 7/12 - Art After Dark/Curator’s Conversation/Quartetto Orfeo: Music of the Cinema at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. 5-10 pm. Free. 832-5196; norton.org 7/12 - 5th Annual Sip of Summer at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. Network w/local nonprofit young professional organizations; rum tastings, snacks, admission to Art After Dark. 5:30-7:30 pm. $20/advance; $25/at the door. 653-4373; firstname.lastname@example.org 7/12 - Sushi & Stroll Summer Walk at Morikami Japanese Museum and Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. Experience the gardens, enjoy taiko drumming, a cold drink, sunset. Fushu Daiko drumming performances (first-come/first-served, add $3). 5:30-8:30 pm. $6-$8. 495-0233; morikami.org 7/12 - Joey Dale Oldies Night at The Pavilion Grille, 301 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Held again 7/20 & 26. 6 pm dinner; 8 pm showtime/ dancing. $10 cover. 912-0000; paviliongrille. com 7/12 - The Codfish Ball at The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, 7901 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton. Memorable songs from Broadway; seafood dinner. Held again 7/26. 6:30 pm. $88. Reservations: 995-2333; thewick.org 7/12 - Adult Ballroom Dance Class at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. Singles & couples welcome. Every F through 8/2. Beginner (Tango) 6:30-7:30 pm; Intermediate (Cha Cha) 7:45-8:45 pm. $56/ resident; $70/non-resident. 393-7807; myboca. us 7/12 - Paul Doiron speaks and signs his book Almost Midnight at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 104 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. 7 pm. Free. 279-7790; murderonthebeach.com 7/12 - Screen on the Green: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (PG) at Waterfront Commons, 105 Evernia St, West Palm Beach. Family friendly. 7-10 pm. Free. 822-1515; wpb. org 7/12 - Under the Boardwalk Game Night at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Part of Summer in the City series. Bring blankets/chairs; chairs for rent $5. 7-10 pm. Free. 367-7073; myboca.us 7/12 - Laser Shows at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Tr N, West Palm Beach. 2nd F 7 pm. $10/advance; $12/at the door. 832-1988; sfsciencecenter.org 7/12 - Castoffs Square Dance Club at Boynton Beach Civic Center, 128 E Ocean Ave. Basic modern western square dancing. Every F 7-9:30 pm. $6 at the door. 731-3119; boyntonbeach.org 7/12 - West Coast Swing Dance Class at Rutherford Community Center, 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. Singles & couples welcome. Every F through 8/16 7:30-9 pm. $50/resident; $63/non-resident. 367-7035; myboca.us 7/12 - Screen on the Green at Bryant Park, 100 S Golfview Rd, Lake Worth. Different movie every month. 2nd F 8-10 pm. Free. 588-8344; lakeworth.org Saturday - 7/13 - Orchid Trilogy at Mounts Botanical Garden Auditorium, 531 N Military Tr, West Palm Beach. Instructor Sandi Jones. Held again 7/20 & 27. 10 am-1 pm. 1 class $40/ member, $45/non-member; 3 classes $95/ member, $105/non-member. Registration: 233-1757; mounts.org 7/13 - 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. $35. Reservations: 279-8883; spadymuseum.com 7/13 - Writers Workshop: Muddle in the Middle part of Florida Authors Academy Workshop at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 104 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. Instructor Janice Hardy. 10 am-noon. Registration: $25. 279-7790; murderonthebeach.com 7/13 - Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Lake Worth & Lantana conducted by Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History departs from Macy’s (outside East Entrance) Boynton Beach Mall, 801 N Congress Ave. 4-hour tour includes bus/walking tour, food sampling, visits to historical/cultural sites. Narrated by live guide. 2nd Sat yearround, rain or shine. Reservations: check website for available dates. 11 am. $53-$60/ adult; free/child under 18 (max 5 children per family.) Reservations: 638-8277; tastehistoryculinarytours.org 7/13 - Annual Bastille Day Celebration at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. Celebration of French language, culture, cuisine, the arts; gallery talks, art-
Community Calendar AT21 making workshops, film, live music, more. Noon-5 pm. Free. 832-5196; norton.org 7/13 - Soap Making Workshop at Art-Sea Living, 112 S Federal Hwy #7, Boynton Beach. 1-4 pm. $85/person. 737-2600; artsealiving. com 7/13 - Professional Development with Social Media at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1:30-3 pm. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/13 - Summer Saturday Cinema: Akeelah and the Bee (PG) at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. 2-4:30 pm. Free. Registration: 266-9490; delraylibrary.org 7/13 - Space the Final Frontier Movie Series: Mission Control (NR) at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 4-6:30 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; bocalibrary. org 7/13 - 1st Annual Beer Olympics at American German Club of the Palm Beaches, 5111 Lantana Rd, Lake Worth. Teams compete in 5 beerthemed “athletic” events. Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places. Trachten fashion show. Bratwurst, burgers, light bites, full bar service available for purchase. 5 pm doors open; 6:30 pm Trachten fashion show; 8 pm opening ceremonies. Free admission. 967-6464; americangermanclub.org 7/13 - 2nd Annual Frog Alley Caribbean Festival at Libby Wesley Plaza, W Atlantic Avenue & SW 5th Avenue, Delray Beach. 6-10 pm. Free. 243-1077; downtowndelraybeach. com/FrogAlleyFest 7/13 - 8th Annual Boca Burger Battle: A Grilling Affair! at Sanborn Square Park, 72 N Federal Hwy. Beef & alternative burgers, food tasting stations, craft beer, wine. No pets please. Rain or shine. Age 21+. 6-10 pm. $55$75/general admission; $79-$125/VIP. 3387594; bocaburgerbattle.com 7/13 - Comedy Show at Capital One Cafe, 330 E Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. Every 2nd Sat 7-7:45 pm. Free. 273-8279; theimprovu.com 7/13 - Sick Puppies at Improv U, 105 NW 5th Ave, Delray Beach. Showcase 7:30-8:30 pm $10/ online, $15/at the door; Improv Comedy Show 9-10 pm $15/online, $20/at the door. 954-667-
7735; sickpuppiescomedy.com 7/13 - Diamond Dixie at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 8 pm. $25-$35. 4506357; artsgarage.org 7/13-14 - Stages Productions presents The Ugly Duckling at Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St, West Palm Beach. Sat/ Sun 11 am; Sat 1 pm. $15. 514-4042; palmbeachdramaworks.org 7/13-14 - Big Band Hits from the Golden Age at Florida Atlantic University Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton. Sat 7 pm; Sun 2 pm. $27. 297-6124; fauevents.com
Sunday - 7/14 - Sado: Tea Ceremony Intermediate Class at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. 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 7/14 & 28; individual appointments begin at 10:15 am. $50/member; $55/non-member. Registration: 495-0233 x210; morikami.org 7/14 - Symphony of the Americas Summerfest 2019 at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 100 NE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton. 3 pm. $20/general; $35/VIP. 954-335-7002; sota.org 7/14-21 - USTA Boys’ 16s & 18s National Clay Court Championships at Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 W Atlantic Ave; The Club at Boca Pointe, 7144 Boca Pointe Dr, Boca Raton; Seven Bridges Tennis Center, 16701 Cabernet Dr, Delray Beach; Boca Grove Golf & Tennis Club, 21351 Whitaker Dr, Boca Raton; Broken Sound Country Club, 2401 Willow Springs Dr, Boca Raton; Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Dr. 440 top-ranked players in singles and doubles play. Matches begin daily 8 am. Spectator admission free. Schedules and draw information: 330-6000; yellowtennisball.com/ nationalclays Monday - 7/15 - Workshop: Introduction to Illustrator at Boca Raton Public Library, 400
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The COASTAL STAR NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1-3 pm. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/15 - Norton Cinema: The Gay Divorcee at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. 2-4:15 pm. Free w/admission. 8325196; norton.org 7/15 - Zentangle Workshop at Art-Sea Living, 112 S Federal Hwy #7, Boynton Beach. 6-8 pm. $25/person, $40/2 people. 737-2600; artsealiving.com Tuesday - 7/16 - Understanding Face Structure in Portrait Painting with Anita Lovitt at Mandel Public Library, 411 Clematis St, West Palm Beach. Held again 1:45 pm 7/18. 9:45 am. Free (one session per person). Registration: 868-7701; wpbcitylibrary.org 7/16 - A Closer Look: Joan Miro at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. Talks begin in a gallery, focus on an individual artwork, then move to the Museum Theater to explore the work’s cultural contest. Held again 6 pm 7/19. 1 pm. Free. 832-5196; norton.org 7/16 - Florida Native Plant Society at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N Military Tr, West Palm Beach. Speaker Chris Lockhart: Master Naturalist program mini-sampler. 3rd T 7 pm. Free. palmbeach.fnpschapters.org 7/16 - Points North at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 8 pm. $35-$45. 450-6357; artsgarage.org Wednesday - 7/17 - League of Women Voters Hot Topic Luncheon: Economic & Other Impacts of Tourism on Palm Beach County at Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Blvd. Speaker Glenn Jergensen, Executive Director, Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council. 11 am doors open; 11:30 am lunch/program. $25 before 7/10; $35 after 7/10. RSVP: 968-4123; lwvpbc.org 7/17 - Discover Studio Open Lab: Adobe Illustrator at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1:30-3:30 pm. Free. 3937906; bocalibrary.org 7/17 - Smart Home Featuring Alexa at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Part of Appy Hour class series. 2-3:30 pm. Free. Registration: 266-0196; delraylibrary.org 7/17 - Zonta Club of Boca Raton at Pavilion Grille, 301 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. 3nd W 5:30 pm. $30. 482-1013; zontabocaraton.org 7/17 - Ice Cream Social at Ocean Ridge Town Hall, 6450 N Ocean Blvd. Ocean Ridge Police Department discusses the new alert program. 6-8 pm. Free. 732-2635; oceanridgeflorida.com 7/17 - Introduction to Tinkercad at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 6-7:30 pm. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/17 - Conservation Leadership Lecture Series: Saving the Planet with Sex and Sunscreen with Margo McKnight at Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach. Leaders in conservation discuss important topics impacting wildlife. the natural world. 6-8 pm. $30-$35/person. 547-9453; palmbeachzoo.org Thursday - 77/18 - Crafty Entrepreneurs at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 10:30 am-noon. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/18 - Create a Logo with Inkscape at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1:30 -3 pm. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/18 - Sculpt Hands and Feet in Clay with Freddy Hennevelt at Mandel Public Library,
July 2019 411 Clematis St, West Palm Beach. 5:45 pm. Free. 868-7701; wpbcitylibrary.org 7/18 - 3rd Thursday Art Meets Music at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 3rd Th 7 pm. Free. 450-6357; artsgarage.org Friday - 7/19 - Internet Safety at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 10:30 am. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/19 - A Deep Dive on Curiosity at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth. Noreen Morioka and Nicole Jacek, co-heads of Wieden + Kennedy design. 11:30 am. $35/member & student; $50/non-member. 954-850-8581; palmbeachculture.com 7/19 - Artists Guild Gallery Opening Reception at the Artists’ Guild Gallery, 2910 N Federal Hwy, Boca Raton. Hors d’oeuvres/ refreshments. 6-8 pm. Free. 278-7877; bocaguild.com 7/19 - 50th Woodstock Anniversary with Peace of Woodstock at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Part of the Summer in the City series. Bring blankets/chairs; chairs for rent $5. 6:30 pm doors open; 7:30 pm show. Free. 367-7073; myboca.us 7/19 - House Teams Show at Improv U, 105 NW 5th Ave, Delray Beach. 3rd F 8-9:30 pm. $10. 844-561-4242; theimprovu.com 7/19 - Stand Up Comedy Show at Improv U, 105 NW 5th Ave, Delray Beach. 3rd F 9:30-11 pm. $10. 844-561-4242; theimprovu.com Saturday - 7/20 - Writers Workshop: Weaving Story Threads to Create Powerful Beginnings and Endings part of Florida Authors Academy Workshop at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 104 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. Instructor Christopher Hawke. 10 am-noon. Registration: $25. 279-7790; murderonthebeach.com 7/20 - Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Delray Beach & Boynton Beach conducted by Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History departs from Macy’s (outside East Entrance) Boynton Beach Mall, 801 N Congress Ave. 4-hour tour includes bus/walking tour, food sampling, visits to historical/ cultural sites. Narrated by live guide. 3rd & 4th Sat year-round, rain or shine. 11 am. $53-$60/adult; free/child under 18 (max 5 children per family.) Reservations: 638-8277; tastehistoryculinarytours.org 7/20 - Space the Final Frontier Movie Series: Gravity (PG-13) at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 4-6:30 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; bocalibrary.org 7/20 - Avery Sommers at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth. Part of the Summer Jazz Series. 6:30 pm doors open; 7 pm show. $20. 472-3338; palmbeachculture.com 7/20 - Garage Queens and Kings Competition at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 3rd Sat Jul-Sep 8-10 pm. $25-$35. 450-6357; artsgarage.org
Sunday - 7/21 - Hillsboro Lighthouse Tour: Pompano Beach Appreciation 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 HLPS Lighthouse tour table beginning at 8:30 am. Transportation to/from lighthouse is only by tour boat provided by South Florida Diving Headquarters. First boat departs 8:30 am. Last boat returns 3 pm. USCG regulations require closed-toe flat shoes w/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. 954-942-2102; hillsborolighthouse.org/tours 7/21 - German Beerfest at American German Club of the Palm Beaches, 5111 Lantana Rd, Lake Worth. Admission includes meal of German and American fare, all you care to drink German and domestic beer, domestic wine, soft drinks. 3rd Sun noon clubhouse opens; 1-3 pm meal served. $25/guest admission. 967-6464; americangermanclub.org 7/21 - Over the Limit at Mandel Public Library, 411 Clematis St, West Palm Beach. Part of Foreign Film Series. 2 pm. Free. 868-7701; wpbcitylibrary.org 7/21 - Sunday on the Waterfront: Motown Magic - The Ultimate Tribute at Meyer Amphitheatre, 105 Evernia St, West Palm Beach. Family friendly. 4-7 pm. Free. 822-1515; wpb.org Monday - 7/22 - Norton Cinema: Stormy Weather at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. 2-4 pm. Free w/ admission. 832-5196; norton.org Tuesday - 7/23 - Friends Book Club at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 10:30 am-noon. Free. 393-7968; bocalibrary.org 7/23 - Streaming Music at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Part of Appy Hour class series. 10:30 am-noon. Free. Registration: 266-0196; delraylibrary.org
7/23 - Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Part of Books from the Shelves of History - Small Lessons on Big Ideas Series. 2-3:30 pm. Free. Registration: 266-0194; delraylibrary.org 7/23 - Much Ado About Boys by Deborah Zoe Laufer at Florida Atlantic University Theatre Lab at Parliament Hall, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton. Part of Theatre Lab Reading Series. 7:30 pm. $20. 800-564-9539; fau.edu/theatrelab Wednesday - 7/24 - Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman at The Society of the Four Arts King Library, 101 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. 1:30 pm. Free. 6552766; fourarts.org 7/24 - More with GPS at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Part of Appy Hour class series. 2-3:30 pm. Free. Registration: 2660196; delraylibrary.org 7/24 - Poetry Open Mic on the Avenue at Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W Atlantic Ave. Walk-in poets accepted as time permits. 4th W 6-7:30 pm. Free. 266-0196; delraylibrary.org 7/24 - From Movies To Musicals at Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave. Presented by Guatemala Mayan Center, Achievement Centers for Children & Families and Destiny Fulfilled Summer Camp. 7 pm. Call for ticket price. 5866410; lakeworthplayhouse.org 7/24 - The Witch by Deborah Zoe Laufer at Florida Atlantic University Theatre Lab at Parliament Hall, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton. Part of Theatre Lab Reading Series. 7:30 pm. $20. 800-564-9539; fau.edu/theatrelab 7/24 - Community Cabaret at Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Tr, Boca Raton. Calling all singers, dancers, musicians, stand-up comedians; performers must register in advance. 7:30 pm. $5. 347-3900; willowtheatre.org Thursday - 7/25 - Selfie Class: The What, How, & Why of Selfies at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1:30-3 pm. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/25 - Adobe Photoshop 2 at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 6-7:30 pm. Free. 393-7852; bocalibrary.org 7/25 - 6th Annual 6X6 Exhibition & Sale at Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. 6-8 pm. 243-7922; oldschoolsquare.org Friday - 7/26 - The Regency Book Club: George Eliot’s Middlemarch, Part 1 at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1-2:30 pm. Free. 393-7852; bocalibrary.org 7/26 - Discover Studio Open Lab: Inkscape at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 3:30-5:30 pm. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 7/26 - Historical Walking Tour meets at Palm Beach County History Museum, 300 N Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach. 1-hour guided tour showcases the evolution of downtown West Palm Beach buildings/landmarks; includes an historical urban design overview through recent area development. 4-5:30 pm. $10/ person. Registration: 832-4164 x100; hspbc.org 7/26 - Art After Dark/Cortadito at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. 5-10 pm. Free. 832-5196; norton.org 7/26 - Florida: Faces & Places Art Exhibition Reception at Center for Creative Education, 425 24th St, West Palm Beach. Work from 13 local photographers, historic images of Palm Beach County provided by Historical Society of Palm Beach County, student-made documentary Florida: Where I’m From. 6-8:30 pm. Free. 805-9927; cceflorida.org 7/26 - Movie Night: Bohemian Rhapsody (PG-13) at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Part of Summer in the City series. Bring blankets/chairs; chairs for rent $5. 6:30 pm doors; 7:30 pm movie. Free. 367-7073; myboca.us Saturday - 7/27 - Farm Your Backyard Vegetable Growing Workshop at Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service, 559 N Military Tr, West Palm Beach. Agricultural techniques to manage small acreage projects. 9 am-2 pm. $10. Register: 233-1792; dligotino@ pbcgov.org 7/27 - Writers Workshop: Forensics For Writers part of Florida Authors Academy Workshop at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 104 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. Instructor Sharon Plotkin. 10 am-noon. Registration: $25. 279-7790; murderonthebeach.com 7/27 - Art Lab: Pure Bookbinding with John Cutrone at Arts Warehouse, 313 NE 3rd St, Delray Beach. Ages 18+. 10:30 am. $120. 330-9614; artswarehouse.org 7/27 - A Summer of Studio Ghibli Films: Howl’s Moving Castle (PG) at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Theater, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. 11 am (dubbed in English) & 2 pm (in Japanese, subtitled in English). $5 w/pd museum admission; free/age 3 & under. 495-0233 x237; morikami.org 7/27 - Dog Obedience Class at Boca Raton Community Center Annex, 260 Crawford Blvd. Every Sat through 8/31. Puppy kindergarten (dogs 10 weeks-5 months old) 11:30 am-12:30
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July 2019 pm. $95/resident; $117/non-resident. 393-7807; myboca.us 7/27 - Artist at Work Series: Thomas Bruckner: Comics and Graphic Novels at Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. Demonstration; discussion w/the artist about process, materials, concepts of creating art. 3-4 pm. Free w/museum admission. 392-2500; bocamuseum.org 7/27 - Space the Final Frontier Movie Series: Fight for Space (NR) at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 4-6:30 pm. Free. Registration: 393-7968; bocalibrary. org 7/27 - Roar & Pour: Play It Again - A Tribute to Luke Bryan 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-Aug 4:30-9 pm. Admission $9-$16.95/adult; $7-$11.95/age 3-12; free/under age 3. 547-9453; palmbeachzoo.org 7/27 - Fusion Band at The Pavilion Grille, 301 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton. 6 pm dinner; 8 pm dancing. $10 cover. 912-0000; paviliongrille. com 7/27 - Jewish Film Night: The Piano at Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor, 9804 S Military Tr #E2-4, Boynton Beach. 7 pm. $5/member; $10/ guest. 968-0688; ldorvador.org 7/27 - The Chris Shutters Band at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 8 pm. $35-$45. 450-6357; artsgarage.org
JULY 28-AUGUST 3
Sunday - 7/28 - Fruhschoppen at American German Club of the Palm Beaches, 5111 Lantana Rd, Lake Worth. No t-shirts or shorts. 4th Sun Jan-Sep 10:30 am-2:30 pm. Free admission. 967-6464; americangermanclub.org Monday - 7/29 - Norton Cinema: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938) at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. 8-9:30 pm. Free w/pd admission. 8325196; norton.org Tuesday - 7/30 - Last Tuesday Jam Session at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. Last T 8 pm. Free/performer; $5/patron. 4506357; artsgarage.org Wednesday - 7/31 - Dog Obedience Class at Boca Raton Community Center, 150 Crawford Blvd. Every W through 9/4. Beginner 6-7 pm. $95/resident; $117/non-resident. 393-7807; myboca.us Thursday - 8/1 - Mac 101 at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 10:30 amnoon. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 8/1 - Flavors of the Season: Javier Sanchez part of The Society of the Four Arts Summer Dining Series at Renato’s, 87 Via Mizner, Palm Beach. 12:30 pm. $95. Reservations: 805-8562; fourarts.org 8/1 - Discover Studio Open Lab at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 1:30-3:30 pm. Free. 393-7906; bocalibrary.org 8/1 - Why Don’t We: 8 Letters Tour presented by AEG Presents at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. No outside food, beverages, chairs, pets. 6:30 pm doors open; 7:30 pm concert. $39-$80. 393-7890; myboca.us/826/Mizner-ParkAmphitheater 8/1 - Poetry Open Mic Night at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 8 pm. $5. 4506357; artsgarage.org
8/1-7 - Annual Dine Out Downtown Delray: Restaurant Week 2019 at over 25 participating restaurants. Prix fixe lunches & dinners, special Dine Out deals, series of creative culinary events & classes. $10-$40. Check website for details: downtowndelraybeach.com/restaurantweek Friday - 8/2 - Dig Up Your Roots with DNA Testing at Boca Raton Public Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave. Adults. 10:30 am-noon. Free. 3937906; bocalibrary.org 8/2 - Summer Safari Nights: First Fridays - Luau at Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach. Interactive play fountain, new Nature Play Pavilion, access to the entire zoo. Extended hours 1st Fridays Jun-Aug 4:15-9 pm. $19.95/adult; $13.95/child (3-12); free/child age 0-2. 547-9453; palmbeachzoo.org 8/2 - Art After Dark/Jazz Fridays: Totem Cave at Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach. 5-10 pm. Free. 832-5196; norton.org 8/2 - Exhibit Artists Reception at Artist’s Eye Gallery Boutique, 604 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth. Runs through 8/25. 6-8 pm. Free. 586-8666; lwartleague.org 8/2 - Boca Raton Symphonia at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Part of Summer in the City series. Bring blankets/ chairs; chairs for rent $5. Doors open 6:30 pm; show 7:30 pm. Free. 367-7073; myboca.us 8/2-4 - PBD Sounds of Summer: Jill and Rich Switzer in Concert at Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St, West Palm Beach. F/Sat 8 pm; Sun 2 pm. $35. 514-4042; palmbeachdramaworks.org Saturday - 8/3 - 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 $15/resident; $20/non-resident. 243-7350; mydelraybeach.com 8/3 - Writers Workshop: You Don’t Say … Getting Your Characters Talking part of Florida Authors Academy Workshop at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. Instructor Diane A.S. Stuckart. 10 am-noon. Registration: $25. 279-7790; murderonthebeach.com 8/3 - A Summer of Studio Ghibli Films: Spirited Away (PG) at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Theater, 4000 Morikami Park Rd, Delray Beach. 11 am (dubbed in English) & 2 pm (in Japanese, subtitled in English). $5 w/pd museum admission; free/child age 3 & under. 495-0233 x237; morikami.org 8/3 - Traci Wilton speaks and signs her book Mrs. Morris and the Ghost at Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore, 104 W Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach. 4 pm. Free. 279-7790; murderonthebeach.com 8/3 - Symphony of the Americas Summerfest 2019 at Florida Atlantic University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Auditorium, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton. 7:30 pm. $20/general; $35/VIP. 954-335-7002; sota. org 8/3 - Kofi Boakye at Arts Garage, 94 NE 2nd Ave, Delray Beach. 8 pm. $30-$40. 450-6357; artsgarage.org 8/3-4 - Boca Ballet Theatre’s Bohemian Heat at Spanish River High School Countess de Hoernle Theatre, 5100 Jog Rd, Boca Raton. Sat 7:30 pm; Sun 2 pm. $40/adult; $30/child & senior. 995-0709; bocaballet.org
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The COASTAL STAR
Serving Highland Beach and Coastal Boca Raton