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Mizner 200 Marathon, a Higher Fire Fee, and a Coastal Commuter Rail

Mizner 200 meeting gets heated The tone was set early on Monday when the Boca Raton City Council debated Mizner 200. After the staff presentation on the condo project, attorney Robert Sweetapple addressed the council. Sweetapple’s record of lawsuits against the city goes back roughly three decades,…
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Boot Camp Brunch at Deck 84; 2-for-1 Oysters in Palm Beach

Deck 84: Mix some exercise with new summer dishes Here’s the best way to indulge and not feel guilty—join trainer Bill Dorton in an hour-long boot camp with check-in at Deck 84 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the last Sunday of every month (that means July 30), then finish with brunch from 10:30…
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Your Week Ahead: July 25 to 31

Sci-fi, fantasy and comics coalesce at Supercon, a beloved Delray institution reopens, and a man and his elephant commune in a Thai road film. Plus, new drama at GableStage, the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival and more in your week ahead. TUESDAY What: Screening of “Pop Aye” Where:…
Me dancing at the 2013 Boca Ballroom Battle. Photo by Lacey Lin Photography.
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Dancing Again! Making a Comeback at the Boca Ballroom Battle

The countdown is on! It is now 23 days until Boca’s Ballroom Battle and the contestants are stepping up their dance lessons, passing on the carbs, dreaming up costumes and wondering if they will ever, ever, learn the d*!# routine. I remember that summer like it was yesterday when I was one of…
Beaker & Gray's WW? cocktail. Photo by Brett Hufziger.
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Where to Drink Today for National Tequila Day; What Will Go Into Rappy's Space?

It may be Monday, but hold onto your shot glasses because it’s also National Tequila Day! While you can find a good margarita or mezcal drink at plenty of local bars, here are a few sporting drinks or specials made just to celebrate today's holiday. Beaker & Gray - Named after the Norma…
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 21: Jason Isbell of The 400 Unit performs at the Fillmore on July 21, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. Credit Larry Marano © 2017
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Concert Review: Jason Isbell at Fillmore Miami Beach

By James Biagiotti Don’t put Jason Isbell in a box. Some call his music alternative country, some call it southern rock, and some call it Americana. No matter the genre, Isbell’s music is going to showcase his dexterity as a guitar player, his soulful singing and his incredible lyricism. Those…
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Honor an Author at 50 Ocean Tonight; Slurp Down a Sundae Next Week

50 Ocean: Papa Hemingway’s 118th birthday and a special drink If Ernest Hemingway had lived to 118 (his age on his birthday today), he would have still been a bit grumpy, still a brilliant writer and still a regular at a bar—and the Hemingway Lounge at 50 Ocean (pictured) would have pleased…
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The Real Kramer Delights 'Seinfeld' Fanatics at Live Appearance

An audience of “Seinfeld” fans—many would qualify as “Seinfeld” fanatics—filled the 270 seats of the Boca Black Box Thursday night for a sold-out presentation by Kenny Kramer. It was a little surreal to see a man applauded for who he wasn’t: As Larry David’s inspiration for the character…
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Mizner 200 Decision, Boca Raton's Money Trail and More

No surprises with Mizner 200 There will be nothing much new Monday when the Boca Raton Community Redevelopment Agency—the mayor and city council—considers Mizner 200. City staff recommends approval, as the staff did before the luxury condo project got favorable votes from the community appearance…
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Movie Review: "Dunkirk"

With its cast of thousands, its IMAX photography and its nonstop intensity, Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” (opening Friday) is a film of breathtaking scope and design, a gargantuan accomplishment in large-screen ambition. Dramatizing the three-pronged efforts—by air, sea and land—to rescue…
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A Family Day in Portland, Maine

Lobster, cool temperatures, fresh seafood, top notch museums and award-winning cuisine—wait, did I mention lobster? All of these things are available and more in Portland, Maine. The Greater Portland area (which encompasses the smaller city of Portland) houses almost one-fourth of the state's population…
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Theatre Review: "1984" at Pompano Cultural Center

“You can’t found a civilization on fear and lies and cruelty!” Perhaps not, but you can certainly win a presidential campaign on it. This protest, uttered in the throes of torture by Winston Smith, the everyman hero of 1984, is one of countless ways George Orwell’s novel echoes across…
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Nova Student Breaks Hand Walking World Record for Charity

  A Boca Raton resident plans to compete in November’s New York City Marathon and next year’s Boston Marathon—challenges that are difficult enough on two feet. But Ashwin Kalyandurg, a fourth-year medical student at Nova Southeastern University, plans to navigate the 26.2-mile course…
Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week takes place Aug. 1 - 7, and features prix-fixe meals for take-out, lunch and dinner. Photo provided by Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority.
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Gear Up for Dine Out Downtown Delray Restaurant Week’s Prix-Fixe Specials

We love eating well and benefiting charities at the same time (who doesn’t?), and that’s where Dine Out Downtown Delray comes in. From Aug. 1- Aug. 7, a boatload of restaurants will offer great prix-fixe meals and will raise awareness for the Delray Beach Homeless Initiative for Children in partnership…
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Your Week Ahead: July 18 to 24

A cinema honors a late horror legend, The "Real Kramer" visits Boca, and a Sondheim masterpiece opens at the Kravis. Plus, Bryan Norcross, "Bad Jews," a Talking Heads tribute and more in your week ahead. THURSDAY What: “Kramer on Seinfeld” Where: Boca Black Box, 8221 Glades Road,…
Spanish River Park. Photo courtesy of the City of Boca Raton.
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Boca on the Waterfront, Delray Considers Going After Big Pharma

Waterfront plan Boca Raton residents can find much in the developing waterfront plan that is reason for excitement. Last Wednesday, Kona Gray of EDSA, the city’s consultant, presented renderings of improvements to existing parks and two concepts for the Wildflower property. The presentation…
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Summer in the City

  My editor’s letter in this month’s magazine is all about wanderlust—that summer itch to hit the road, book a flight, shoot over to Europe—go anywhere. But I am still working and travel is not in the budget, so I’ve been staying close to home this summer. And loving every minute. I…
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2017 Wine Spectator Awards Given to 33 Palm Beach County Spots

It would be hard to go 10 miles along Palm Beach County’s coast and not run into a restaurant sporting a Wine Spectator award. But that does not mean the awards are easy to win—quite the opposite. In fact, in Palm Beach County, we live in one of the highest-rated spots with regard to drinking…
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Concert Review: Sam Hunt 15 in a 30 Tour

If you don’t consider yourself a country music fan, you should reconsider. Sam Hunt’s “15 in a 30 Tour” is what I call “alternative country music,” and I, along with the sold-out crowd, definitely approved. Unlike big-name artists such as Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson and George Strait,…
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What to Do and Who to See at Miami Swim Week 2017

July has arrived, which means it’s time to grab your swimsuits because Miami Swim Week 2017 is approaching! FUNKSHION has announced that it will once again heat up Miami Beach with Swim Fashion Week July 20-23, 2017. Year after year, the ladies of LLScene have been invited to experience Swim Fashion…