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Refreshing Watermelon Recipes

Watermelon Z-Tips from Green Goddess Fourth of July is a few days away and because it happens to extend the weekend, I am sure many of us will attend fun BBQ parties. One of my favorite summer foods is Watermelon! What’s not to love? It is hydrating, it is sweet and it is yummy. What’s not to…

5 Best Happy Hour Spots

It’s almost 5 p.m., and you can’t stop sneaking subtle glances at the clock. Your feet tap as you picture taking your triumphant last step out of the office for the evening. Calculating your remaining time in the office before clock-out time has become a personal talent of yours. Why all of the anxiousness?…
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FAU to Train ER Docs, General Surgeons

On July 1, Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicinewill launch six-year residency training program for future emergency room physicians and general surgeons. The general surgery residents will train primarily at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, but also at Bethesda Hospital…

Web Xtra: John Englander, The Boca Interview

John Englander, a Boca resident and renowned speaker on sea level, spoke to Boca Raton in our July-August issue. Here are a few of the outtakes from our conversation. Boca Magazine: Predictions of how high sea level is going to rise in Florida range from about two feet by 2060 up to six or more…

Web Xtra: Deconstructing the Dish

For chef Wilman Rodriguez’s special tips on how to make this dish, pick up the July-August issue of Boca Raton.   VEAL CHOP VALDOSTANA Chef Wilman Rodriguez, Matteo’s 1 16 oz. veal chop Flour and breadcrumbs Chopped parsley 1 egg, beaten 2 slices prosciutto 4 slices mozzarella Salt and…

Web Xtra: 'All Florida' All Stars

Carmen Tiffany, one of the five artists profiled in the “All Florida All Stars” feature in the July-August issue of Boca Raton, is also exhibiting this summer at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Here is John Thomason’s review of her show. Miami’s Carmen Tiffany is one of 25 artists…

Web Xtra: Al Capone’s Miami Bootlegger

Few know of Al Capone’s use of pilots to transport illegal booze into Florida. This story is about one of them. For more on Capone’s South Florida legacy, pick up the July-August issue of Boca Raton. Flying Ace for Capone Robert Hanley, 17, was juggling high school at Miami Beach’s…
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The Week Ahead: June 29 to July 4

What: Opening night of “1776” Where: Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach When: 8 p.m. Cost: $65 Contact: 561/514-4042, palmbeachdramaworks.org Perhaps it’s the overwhelming success of “Hamilton” on Broadway, or the patriotic fervor of the Fourth of July,…
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Doggie Brunch and Luxury Scotch Dinner

Weekend brunch, and Bark N Brunch at Grille 401 Another brunch option for your to-try list: Grille 401 (401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954/767-0222) has started a weekend brunch, with seven entrees such as the shrimp & grits, crab cake Benedict, chicken & waffles and more. And…
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City manager evaluations, updates on the Garlic Fest & Delray's ongoing city attorney search

Evaluating Ahnell Delray Beach City Manager Don Cooper must envy his counterpart in Boca Raton, Leif Ahnell. There’s Boca Raton’s tax base, of course. It’s the highest in Palm Beach County, and it helped Ahnell get Boca through the Great Recession far more easily than other cities. Mostly,…

5 Things to Know Before You Leave for College

To incoming college freshmen: It was probably only a few weeks ago that you walked the halls of your high school for the very last time. You said goodbye to friends, teachers and the countless memories that molded you for four long years. You’re off to college now, and your life is about to change…

Concert Review: The Cure in Miami

[Note: The Week Ahead will run on Tuesday this week.] (Photos by Ron Elkman) If The Cure never tours Florida again, its local fans received a remarkably generous send-off in Miami last night: a legacy tour of no fewer than 34 songs, four encores and three solid hours of music, with a set list…

Staff Picks: Cafes and Cannoli

Cannoli Kitchen   Picked by Margaret Mary Shuff, Publisher “Cannoli Kitchen is a gustatory delight—a delightful take home or delivery choice! The Caesar salad is cold and crisp; the side of escarole and beans is tasty; and the veal rollatini is tender and delicious. Get a pepperoni pizza…

Dream team soccer?

The word is leaking out that soccer stars of the upcoming Olympics—Argentina and Colombia—will be training in Boca Raton prior to the Olympics in Rio. But the BIG news is that they are rumored to be planning a soccer match July 21—possibly at FAU stadium. Our sources say details have not been…

Grand Tastings and Burger Blends

Jardin “Chef’s Grand Tasting” series starts A new summer dining series began in June at the new Jardin restaurant (330 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561/440-5273). Started by husband/wife chef team and owners Jordan Lerman and Stephanie Cohen, the 15-course tasting menu is offered at 7…
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Fashion Forward: Juicy Jumpsuits

It may be hard to believe, but guess what? Juicy Couture has brought the track back to Bloomingdale’s, whom recently announced the release of a limited collection of Juicy Couture Black Label classic velour tracksuits launching exclusively at Bloomingdale’s stores and on Bloomingdales.com this July.…

Review: Juniper on the Water

Brunch. The perfect excuse to drink champagne before noon and splurge on all the things. When you live in South Florida, brunch can also sometimes bring you gorgeous views of the ocean or Intracoastal. I love spending my Sunday afternoons in the sun—even better with a cocktail in my hand and good food…
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'Small Amounts,' Big Ideas

The strongest compliment I can pay to Kenton Parker’s exhibition at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is that I forgot, if only for a few fleeting moments, that I was standing in an art museum. Parker specializes in walkable human-sized structures—experiential art projects that invite visitors…
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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…