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A Walk on the Wild Side

I’ve never been one to go on a hike or explore the outdoors much. However, after writing several articles about the plight of African wildlife, my dad asked why I was not focusing on the wildlife in my own backyard. I grew up in western Pennsylvania where wildlife consisted of deer gracefully walking…

Deli-Inspired venue, Rappy's, Opens Tuesday

Add a “delica-restaurant-tessen” to the list of Burt Rapoport’s restaurants, with Rappy opening in Boca Raton on Dec. 6. Part of the Park Place plaza, at 5560 N. Military Trail (between Clint Moore and Yamato), this deli-inspired venue will be open for lunch and dinner. Brunch and breakfast…

Fort Lauderdale Restaurants: Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille

Nestled inside the 75-year-old Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard is a beautifully decorated, progressive American seafood restaurant by the name of Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille. The restaurant is gorgeous. If I were staying at the Riverside, I would be sure to visit for lunch or dinner, and would…
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Five Best Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts

Did you know that by buying from local and eco-friendly businesses you can create a tremendous change in our community? In this blog I want to share gift ideas that will make your loved ones happy, support our environment and help entrepreneurs who are passionate about making this world truly a better…

Three Offers for Boca's Western Golf Course, the Mystery of Uptown Atlantic and more

Call it the 19th hole of the Boca Raton City Council’s Nov. 21 discussion about selling the western golf course and possibly acquiring the Ocean Breeze course. Council members had concluded their business. They had decided to consider two offers for the city course. They would add a third the…

Run or bike in the Treads and Trainers for Charity Event

Whether you like to run or ride a bicycle, you can do your part this holiday season to make sure local kids in need have access to donated, new bikes and running shoes. The Treads and Trainers for Charity event, by Fleet Feet Sports Delray Beach and Doghouse Performance Cycling Center, is Saturday,…

Give to Nicklaus Children's Charity and Eat Well, Too

Today is #GivingTuesday, to kick off the charity season. One of the ways to help do that, and eat well, is by having dinner tonight (Nov. 29) at The Cooper in Palm Beach Gardens. The Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation will receive 10 percent of proceeds from dinners there tonight. So it’s…
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The Week Ahead: Nov. 29-Dec. 5

Courtney Love rocks the Arsht, Truman Capote holds court at Dramaworks, and Christmas comes to the Flagler Museum. Plus, Art Basel, Stanley Clarke, “The Who’s Tommy” and more in your week ahead. WEDNESDAY What: Opening night of “Kansas City Choir Boy” Where: Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne…
Proposal for the Redevelopment of West Atlantic Avenue Properties

Uptown Atlantic Developer in Default, FAU Seeks Tradition, More Community Updates

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency has notified Uptown Atlantic developer John Flynn that he is in default under the agreement to buy the land for the project from the CRA. In a letter last Wednesday from CRA Attorney Donald Doody to Uptown Atlantic’s attorney, Michael Listick,…

"Sister Act" a rollicking good time

We all saw the 1992 movie and many of us wondered if it could ever translate to the stage—and function without Whoopie Goldberg. But the Wick Theater answers both these questions with a resounding “yes” for its new production about love and redemption—and delivers a lot of fun in the process. Deloris…

Hoffman's Winter Wonderland Opens; Farmer's Table Goes Express

For the 26th year, Hoffman’s Winter Wonderland has opened to kick off the holiday season. Get in the spirit in Greenacres (5190 Lake Worth Road) with the 75,000 lights, displays, giant Christmas tree, live entertainment, photos with Mr. and Mrs. Santa… oh – and Hoffman’s goodies, which means…

Boca Teeca Wins, Waterfront Ordinance Gets Tricky, and More Boca Updates

Boca Teeca wins. That is the main takeaway from Monday’s Boca Raton City Council workshop meeting. The main topic was golf: the possible sale of the city’s western, 27-hole course and the possible acquisition of the Ocean Breeze course at Boca Teeca. “Possible” no longer applies. Based on…

Free Thanksgiving Day Workout

Evolution Fitness in Boca Raton is offering a free 90-minute exercise session from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, November 24. The folks at Evolution Fitness tell Bocamag.com that their Turkey Day Burn workout is designed for all ability levels. The one-and-a-half hours of training…

Reasons to be Thankful as a Boca Mom

As I look back on the year so far, there are so many moments I could pick out as being #blessed. I really love being a mom of a happy, healthy little girl. I love that there are always family oriented things to do in Boca Raton and beyond. And now more than ever, I love that so many of our local kids…

Dinner at Josie's Ristorante, Lunch at Nitrogen Bar, Grill & Sushi

Take some prosecco, some chardonnay, some Barolo and put those with dishes including Maine lobster, goats milk ravioli, roasted beef tenderloin. Have them prepared by James Beard award-winning Chef Mark Militello, and Chef Sebastiano Setticasi and you have a four-course dinner at Josie’s Ristorante…
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The Week Ahead: Nov. 22-28

Mizner Park lights its “iTree,” the Wick Theatre gets back in the habit, and a pair of experts debate the Kennedy Assassination. Plus, Melissa Etheridge, “Aliens,” new art at PAMM and more in your week ahead.   TUESDAY What: “Who Killed John F. Kennedy” Where: Books and Books,…

Diplomat Beach Resort has Major Makeover; Lots of New Restaurants

The Diplomat Beach Resort, at 3555 S. Ocean Drive in Hollywood, is a beautiful setting right on the beach. It’s now undergoing a $100 million transformation that will bring more than 10 “culinary destinations” – or new, fun places to eat. Put this place on your have-to-visit map. Here’s a rundown…

More Thanksgiving Options for Broward and Miami-Dade Counties

Traveling to meet friends for Thanksgiving in Broward or Miami-Dade counties? We have some restaurant options for you here:   Broward County III Forks Prime Steakhouse, Village at Gulfstream Park, 501 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach; 954/457-3920. On Thanksgiving Day, III Forks (pictured) offers…

Don't want to cook this Thanksgiving? You have options

Turkey To Go: Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa Do you want to stay home on Thanksgiving, but don’t want to cook? Here’s an option: Eau Palm Beach Resort is taking orders through Nov. 20 for Turkey To Go, its program with resort chefs cooking either a full dinner for 4-6 people, or just buying sides…

Ocean Breeze proposals sail in, Delray is deadlocked and other news and notes

At Monday’s workshop meeting, the Boca Raton City Council will review nine proposals for purchase of the western golf course. If the council decides to take any formal action, such as selling the course, it will happen at Tuesday’s regular meeting. The offers range from $45 million to $73…