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Anothger colorful Delray commission meeting and new plans for Boca's El Rio Park

The great street festival debate The Delray Beach City Commission’s seven-hour meeting Tuesday night/Wednesday morning ended with the commission close to collective agreement. That period of calm, however, was deceptive. Such sentiment did not match the tone of earlier discussions. The topic…

In The Magazine: Feel Good—Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra What happens when you take yoga to the next level, into a sort of a waking meditative sleep? You have yoga nidra, the latest craze in relaxation. Julie Murphy, a Gulf Stream resident and yoga instructor at Simply Yoga in Delray Beach, describes yoga nidra as “not quite meditation,…

Theater Review: "1776" at Dramaworks

Palm Beach Dramaworks’ production of the Founding Fathers musical “1776” opens not with erudite white men in jerkins and tri-corner hats but with … Rachel Maddow? Yes, there she is, projected onto the set, on our left. A moment later, her Fox News timeslot rival, Megyn Kelly, appears on our…

In The Magazine: Backstage Pass—Take 5

When the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival began in Jupiter’s Carlin Park 26 years ago, founder Kermit Christman repeated a particular buzzword so many times it became a mantra among the staff: accessible. This is understandable. As masterly as Shakespeare is, he can be anathema to some modern audiences.…

Boca Mom Talk: Kids in Cars Traveling Long Distance

Jerry Seinfeld was certainly onto something when he launched his hilarious YouTube show, Comedians in Cars Having Coffee. But after my recent summer road trip, I think an even funnier premise would be a comedy show featuring parents in cars traveling long distance with their kids. What’s the saying…
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Run, Sweat and Beers 5K

The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center, in Boca Raton, is having its Run, Sweat and Beers 5K race Thursday evening, July 21. The race starts at 7 p.m. and will take runners and walkers through a 3.1-mile course in South County Regional Park (12551 Glades Rd., Boca Raton). The entry…

In The Magazine: Best of Boca 2016

For a little taste of what’s in our July/August issue, check out a few of our Best of Boca picks. YES! It’s here! Our annual look back at the past year in our favorite city in the sun in all its glory: the hits, the misses, the triumphs and failures. Boca may not be perfect, but it’s ours. And…
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The Week Ahead: July 5 to 11

What: Opening day of “Giverny: Journal of an Unseen Garden” Where: Norton Museum, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach When: noon to 5 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: 561/832-5196, norton.org If cost ever was a barrier to visiting the Norton Museum, you no longer have that excuse: From…
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Delray's business at hand and a new student center at Lynn

Delray’s fire-rescue contract Whatever else happens at tonight’s Delray Beach City Commission meeting, one development should be an encouraging sign of progress. Five months ago, the city was dangerously uncertain about fire-rescue services. Should Delray Beach continue to have its own department,…
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Hot Summer Dining Events

Summer can be sooooo lazy, with the hot days floating by at a snail’s pace. But there are some new events and places going on that are short-lived, so make haste to put these on your calendar. In ink. The full moon, good food, music combine at Beauty & the Feast Bar | Kitchen First up,…

In The Magazine: Facetime

For more Facetime features, pick up the July/August issue of Boca Magazine! Jessica Del Vecchio This city advocate is building a better Boca, brick by economic brick. Take a trip anywhere in the United States during the winter months and you’ll quickly be reminded why calling Florida home is often…

Fare From Around the World

Travel to the Caribbean with Café Boulud Le Voyage menu You can cruise through the Caribbean each night at Café Boulud (301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; 561/655-6060) with the Le Voyage menu back for the summer. This includes a five-course tasting menu, created by Executive Chef Rick Mace, with…

Staff Picks: Ocean View Dining + Boutique Outing

Latitudes at Delray Sands Resort Picked by Marie Speed, Editor-in-Chief Latitudes at Delray Sands is my new favorite room with a view --get an ocean side table, order from an inspired menu full of delightful seafood options (and more) and remember what it is you love about summer. (latitudesdelray.com…

New Chocolate Shop and Brew Released

Chocolate Spectrum covers the sweets while helping others How about some handmade chocolate pastries and a chance to help adults with autism at the same time? The new Chocolate Spectrum Boutique and Academy (6725 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter), brainchild of owner Valerie Herskowitz (pictured here…
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Fashion Forward: July Fourth Attire

The perfect Fourth of July calls for some sun, a refreshing pool and a delicious barbecue with friends. With all the fun you’ll be having, you are going to want a comfortable outfit. I came up with some great outfits for the holiday that will put anyone who says “fashion over comfort” to shame.…

Fun Fourth of July recipes

Fun, food, and of course, fireworks! Obviously, I’m talking about the Fourth of July, and just because it falls on a Monday this year, doesn’t mean you can’t have a killer barbeque with friends and family. And why stop at the barbeque? There are endless ways to have festive Fourth of July meals…
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Local election round up and some notes on the city attorney model

Home rule Last Friday was the candidate qualifying deadline for the Palm Beach County Commission and the Florida Legislature. Races that involve Boca Raton and Delray Beach saw one big surprise and one lingering question. Let’s start with the question. It concerns Mack Bernard, the former…

Q&A: Brianna Hildebrand

Actress Brianna Hildebrand stepped onto the scene with her debut feature film, “Deadpool,” opposite GQ cover star Ryan Reynolds. She plays the bad-ass gothic X-Men trainee Negasonic Teenage Warhead, who does a pretty good job of keeping the playfully snarky and vengeful Deadpool in line. Hildebrand…

How Bill Cunningham Changed My Life

In high school, it was mandatory to take an art credit. With me being completely helpless with a colored pencil and lacking any musical ability, I decided to take TV Production. It consisted of making a few videos and watching many, many documentaries. I was never that interested in the movies, and I…