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Orthopedic doc to talk about anterior hip replacement at free lecture

John Wang, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon who practices in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton, will present a free lecture on anterior hip replacement on July 26. The lecture, which is open to the public, is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Boynton Branch Library (9451 S. Jog Road, Boynton Beach). During…

Summer Libations and more

Heading into mid-summer calls for cool libations. I’ll be featuring some terrific summer cocktails in the next couple of weeks. If you have a favorite, email me and let me know. It’s thyme to sip at Chez l’Epicier Using fresh herbs, fruits and veggies in crisp cocktails means a bit o’…
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Brightline, city attorney and Garlic Fest updates

All Aboard coming aboard Residents of Boca Raton and Delray Beach now can see that Brightline is coming. Brightline is the passenger train service that is scheduled to begin operating in mid-2017 between Miami and West Palm Beach. Eventually, the company plans to expand service to Orlando. Thirty-two…
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The Week Ahead: July 12 to 18

What: Bastille Day celebration Where: Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach When: 5 to 9 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: 561/832-5196, norton.org Our own July fireworks may have passed, but in France this week, revolutionary celebrations are just kicking into gear, with…

Summer Dining Deals

Cena Modern hosts both wine tasting, wine dinner Fairly new restaurant Cena Modern Italian (9 SE 7th Ave., Delray Beach; 561/330-1237) is hosting both a wine tasting and a wine dinner this month. The tasting is July 14, at 6 p.m., with tickets starting at $15, and reservations are required. Paired…

Staff Picks: Champagne Dinner and Contemporary Décor

Chops Lobster Bar   Picked by Gail Eagle, Special Projects Manager “I recently attended a wine dinner at Chops Lobster Bar featuring Darioush wines paired with yellowtail crudo, tiger shrimp and tilefish with a nectarine emulsion. I can't wait to go to the next dinner on July 13 for its…
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Burger Battle, French Fare and a Delray Debut

Get ready for the 5th Annual Boca Burger Battle Defending 2015 Boca Burger Battle champions M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom (980 N. Federal Highway; 561/419-2600) will return in the upcoming July 16 event, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sanborn Square Park and along Federal Highway. Last year, there…

Theater Review: "Forever Plaid" at the Wick

“Forever Plaid” begins with an ominous narrator, who recounts the story of four singers suffering a deadly car crash before a concert. This is accompanied by a piercing sound effect and a flash of lightning. The four men, or the “Plaids,” walk onstage from the aisles carrying candles and looking…

Peter DeRosa Salon Debuts at Eleven Spa

Lindsey & Lilly of LLScene are back to let you know about one of the hottest parties of the summer, the grand opening of Peter DeRosa Salon at Eleven Spa! The collaboration brings the celebrity stylist into a completely redesigned salon at Eleven, which includes massage and esthetic services, fashion…
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Mini Review: Acai Bowl at 3 Natives

Just as soup is a key factor to surviving a winter up north, acai bowls are of the like to a Floridian’s summer — a necessity. And while all bowls appear very similar — a smoothie-like blend of antioxidant-rich acai topped with an assortment of fresh fruits — 3 Natives, which opened June 6 west…
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Review: Lynora's

Some of my favorite restaurants are those family-owned, mom and pop shops with original recipes dating back decades. That is exactly what I found when I visited Lynora’s in West Palm Beach. The Abbenante family continues its Italian legacy, which started back in 1974 when chef/owners Raffaele and…
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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,…