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Drive times, Garlic Fest appeal & more news and notes

Traffic counts & downtown development Speakers at Boca Raton City Council meetings regularly complain about travel on Palmetto Park Road through downtown. In making their complaints, they spare no hyperbole. Example: “I spent 45 minutes the other day driving from the beach to I-95.” A new…
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Deborah James Preps Friday Sale

Get ready, girls: June 24, 2016 is about to become a day Palm Beach County fashionistas will never forget. Deborah James, the noteworthy women’s clothing boutique with locations in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, has announced two incredible events beginning this Friday. The first event marks…
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The Week Ahead: June 21 to 27

21 What: International Yoga Day Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton When: 5 to 10 p.m. Cost: $20 advance, $25 at gate Contact: corbin.stacy@namastacyyoga.org How you planked, lotused, or downward-dogged lately? There’s no better day to break out your yoga…
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Derby Days and Brunch Beat

The Boca Museum’s “MasterClass” illuminates more than 200 public figure , thanks to pioneering photographer Anroid
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Staff Picks : Indulge and Pamper

The Boca Museum’s “MasterClass” illuminates more than 200 public figure , thanks to pioneering photographer Anroid
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Weak Ahead

The Boca Museum’s “MasterClass” illuminates more than 200 public figure , thanks to pioneering photographer Anroid
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The New PTA: Parental Travel Anxiety

There are few things that I love more than travel. When I was single and even after I was married, I made every effort to see the exotic places in this world that would become infinitely more difficult to visit once I had countless diapers, a pack ‘n’ play and a rigid nap and feeding schedule to…
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OrangeTheory to open at Delray Marketplace

The Fort Lauderdale-based exercise franchise OrangeTheory Fitness is opening a new 3,100-square-foot location at Delray Marketplace this summer. (Photo Credit: OrangeTheory) The OrangeTheory brand offers hour-long high-intensity interval training classes focusing on cardiovascular and strength…
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The Dream: Pizza, Burgers and Ice Cream

Hoffman’s Chocolate sales benefit Literacy Coalition Now E-A-T this… Choose one of Hoffman’s Chocolates’ new “Stay Cool & Celebrate Summer” sundaes or milkshakes from now through July 31, and you will help donate to the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, a United Way of Palm…
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The Delray events debate heats up tonight & other news around Delray and Boca

Delray’s event debate We will find out tonight whether the Delray Beach City Commission really wants to reduce the number and intensity of downtown events. Delray Beach Arts., Inc., which sponsors Garlic Fest, has appealed the Special Events Technical Advisory Committee’s denial of the request…
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Crochet has cachet this summer

Summer is arguably the best season of the year due to the highly anticipated summer vacation, the excuse to consume more ice cream than necessary and the easily accessible tan. However, for fashionistas like me, the hot summer season makes it hard to dress in stylish outfits without breaking out into…
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Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

South Florida summers are scorching, and it looks like they are only getting hotter. According to weather.com, this summer’s El Niño will most likely transition into La Niña. If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard of these terms but might have no idea about the effect they have on the environment.…
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Staff Picks: Simply Starving

50 Ocean Picked by Margaret Mary Shuff, Publisher A real winner for a wow date is Ocean 50 in Delray Beach. There’s a lovely ambiance, peaceful ocean views and fun bar—and tasty food comes with all that, too! Appetizers are delivered in small mason jars, and include sweet ‘n’ spicy…
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An open letter to my dad—and yours

Dad, Today marks the 20th Father’s Day I have spent with you. For 20 years, you have shaped my life in more ways than I can imagine and have taught me to be a better person every step of the way. But this isn’t just about our relationship. It’s about the relationship between fathers and…
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Wine and Tasting Dinners, Martini Mondays and more

Discover Loire Valley wines at Café Boulud dinner Travel to the Loire Valley on June 23 with Café Boulud (301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; 561/655-6060), as Executive Chef Rick Mace and Pastry Chef Alex McKinstry put together a four-course dinner paired with Loire Valley wines chosen by Chef…
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Theater Review: "Beauty and the Beast" at Broward Center

“Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme…” You know how it goes. And yet, no matter how many times you have watched the story of “Beauty and the Beast,” it never seems to get old. This timeless tale has been entertaining audiences for 25 years now, so in honor of this special anniversary,…
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Delray gets ugly at commission meeting, Edwards buys out Atlantic Crossing & other news

Trouble in paradiise It got ugly early and mostly stayed that way on Tuesday as the Delray Beach City Commission broke another axle on its journey to finding a new city attorney. The supposed plan had been to choose from between two candidates to succeed Noel Pfeffer. Instead, there was no vote—just…
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Summer Snack Bars

Welcome to June! I want to offer you my Z-tips for healthy snack bars to stock up on for summer travels and/or hurricane mishaps. They’re great to take with you on the road, to the airport or to enjoy when you’re at home without electricity. Best High Protein Bar: The World’s Healthiest…
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Theater Review: "Heathers" at Broward Center

Last weekend, Slow Burn Theatre opened its production of “Heathers,” a musical adaptation of the of ahead-of-its-time cult movie about the dangers of high school cliques. The “Heathers,” if you’ll recall from the film, are the popular mean girls, all named Heather, who rule their school, until…
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Local fitness businesses partner for Summer Sizzlers program

Fleet Feet Sports in Delray Beach has launched a new Summer Sizzlers fitness program, dedicated to keep people moving and fit during the hot South Florida summer months. It’s also a way for local people of all ages to meet fitness-minded peers and get acquainted to local gyms, exercise studios and…