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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…
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Father's Day Dining: Broward and Miami

All-you-can-eat brunch at Beauty & the Feast From a slow-roasted pig, to peel-and-eat shrimp and a slider bar (wow, that sounds great!), there will be something for every dad on June 19 at Beauty & the Feast Bar Kitchen (601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954/567-8070).…
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5 Must-Have Summer Products

Summer is here, which calls for sunny beach days, family vacations and slow strolls along Boca’s favorite outdoor mall, Mizner Park. While these activities seem harmless and fun (your credit card may disagree), you’d never expect the toll they take on your health if you don’t take the necessary…
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The Week Ahead: June 14 to 20

What: Weezer and Panic! at the Disco Where: Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., Miami When: 7 p.m. Cost: $39.50-$71.70 Contact: ticketmaster.com Cherished by indie rockers, alt-rockers and nerd-rockers alike, Weezer has traversed a great teal of sonic territory in its…
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Thoughts and prayers for Orlando and updates on city issues

Prayers On my Boca Raton street Monday morning, everything seemed normal. Pool cleaners came and went, neighbors drove to work and ibis flew overhead. Of course, things were not normal. We were thinking of Orlando. So before getting to other business, we start with outrage that this happened anywhere,…
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Concert Review: Cyndi Lauper at Mizner Amphitheater

Eddy Arnold, Patsy Cline, Skeeter Davis, Cyndi Lauper. One of these names is not like the others, but Lauper assures the audience early on that she is aware. Though, somehow, the pop superstar sounds just as powerful as ever with her detour to country music. After a rainy Saturday, the sky cleared…
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Father's Day Dining: PBC continued

Eau Palm Beach rare bourbon dinner, ‘Drunch’ and cookout Give Dad a weekend-long celebration at Eau Palm Beach Resort (100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, 561/533-6000), starting with a rare, small batch bourbon dinner on June 18, from 7 p.m.m to 10 p.m., for $125 per person (with Pappy Van Winkle…
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Concert Review: Frank Turner at Revolution Live

Frank Turner keeps track of his concerts. The English singer-songwriter has been touring the world since at least 2006, and his performance Friday night at Revolution Live was, he proudly announced, show number 1,906. For a musician who virtually lives on the road—he wrote a killer song about the…
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Staff Picks: Food Frenzy

Sur la Table Picked by Shellie Frai, Editorial Intern “One of Mizner Park’s hidden gems, this store/cooking school is a chef and baker’s haven. Sur la Table doesn’t just sell some of the best cookware, bake ware and cookbooks—they also offer cooking classes every day of the week,…
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Father's Day Dining: PBC

Start Father’s Day early with a cigar & whiskey night On June 15, Burt & Max’s (9089 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561/826-1791)heads toward Father’s Day weekend with a cigar and whiskey night. For $30 per person, enjoy that and a shave or haircut! And you could be a TV star, because…
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#NoMakeUp Summer Essentials

It’s no secret: It’s piping hot this summer! Your body sticking to your car seat has become a part of your everyday life. With this kind of heat, who wants to deal with a full-blown makeup routine? Say goodbye to your foundation woes and say hello to the #NoMakeUp movement that is taking over the…
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Movie Review: "L'attesta"

“L’attesta,” the debut feature from Italian director Piero Messina opening today in Boca, is bookended by processions, each one carrying the gravity of life and death. The opening is a wordless church funeral, with a solemn, slow-motion parade of congregants paying their respects to an unidentified…
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Hillstone delays, the Chabad lawsuits & tattoos in the Village By The Sea

More delays for Hillstone? Tonight begins what could be a schedule for the Boca Raton City Council to approve a Hillstone restaurant on the Wildflower property by the end of July. Or not. The planning and zoning board has Wildflower on its agenda for this evening. The board’s recommendation…
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Q&A: Playwright Tony Finstrom

Tony Finstrom is one of Florida’s most innovative, creative and distinguished playwrights, with scripts produced by countless theatre companies throughout the state. In 2006 he was awarded the Remy Award for his outstanding service to the local theater community, and he also received a Silver Palm…
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Starry Eyed for Star Wars

Summer has awakened. And I’m not talking about the Palm Beach County school year ending or the heart-stopping realization that your kids (and mine) will be home for the next few months. Summer has awakened at Walt Disney World, and one of my family’s favorite movies of all time has come to glorious…
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Free Opportunities to Explore South Florida Nature

The Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management has announced its summer 2016 “Adventure Awaits” event series, with all kinds of opportunities for the public to explore and enjoy natural areas in South Florida. Environmental Resources Management naturalists lead the free events,…
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Fresh from the Ocean

Banko Cantina starting Taco Tuesday nights If it’s Tuesday, that means the just-opened Banko Cantina (114 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 561/355-1399) is hosting Taco Tuesday, with all-you-can-eat tacos for $16, and all-you-can-eat seafood tacos (Maine lobster/shrimp) for $30. The restaurant…
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5 Kid-Friendly Summer Destinations

The sweltering summer season is upon us, meaning children will soon be out of school and free to explore South Florida for a few months before heading back to their desks in the fall. Kids are often looking for fun, exciting activities and places to enjoy over the summer, and Boca Raton is full of options.   1.…
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Wildflower petition, iPic issues & the tattoo parlor

Wildflower petition No referendum will appear on Boca Raton’s Aug. 30 state primary ballot to kill the idea of a restaurant on the former Wildflower property. For now, that’s the only sure thing about the issue. Last week, opponents of the plan submitted roughly 2,000 petition signatures to…
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Revisiting Ali in Miami

I can’t believe it’s been almost a decade since one of our rock star contributors (and former editor) Gaspar Gonzalez wrote a story about Muhammad Ali’s Miami years for us. Gonzalez made a documentary about Ali in that period entitled Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami. We called Gonzalez to get his…