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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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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,…