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Pumpkin Smash at City Tap, Whiskey and Cigar Pairing at The Cooper

Get your running shoes on, folks. The season is heating up, despite the so-far lack of out-of-state license plates on the road. We’ll take the season without the traffic, but I have yet to see that happen. Here are some events happening soon that have “do it!” written all over them. On your mark,…
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Filling Al Jacquet's (largely) empty seat and other items of note

Filling the empty seat Delray Beach has produced what Mayor Cary Glickstein correctly calls “a very credible list” of candidates to replace Commissioner Al Jacquet, (above) who is resigning effective Nov. 8. In August, Jacquet was elected to the Florida House District 88 seat. Two weeks from…
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His Family Opened Italy's First Pizzeria, and He's Coming to South Florida

Where was pizza invented? Italy, of course. And there was a first pizzeria, Pizzeria Port’ Alba, in 1830 in Naples, Italy. One of that pizzeria’s family members is making a stop on Oct. 29 at Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar and Pizzeria, 1032 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. One great pizza…
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The Week Ahead: Oct. 18 to 24

TUESDAY What: Opening day of “Question Bridge: Black Males” Where: Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach When: Noon to 5 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: 561/832-5196, norton.org With concerns about race relations and racial justice resounding from suburban streets…
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A Boca Magazine Staff Compilation of Good Tunes

This week, we had the Boca Magazine staff select some of their favorite tunes as of late. We’ve also made a playlist of these songs. Enjoy!   Kat Algeo, Subscription Coordinator Song: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole “With all the political madness surrounding…
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Bella Boutique 14th Anniversary

When we find a local boutique we love, there’s no going back and we’re so excited that we have a forever fashionable home at Bella Boutique Boca, located in the Boca Center! If you haven’t noticed on social media, we’re obsessed with everything they have in their store. The owner, Christina…
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A Wine Dinner and a Reggae Brunch

David Frost wine dinner hosted at Fries to Caviar When South African golfer David Frost was winning on the PGA Tour circuit (he won 10 PGA Tour championships), he was also thinking about grape harvests, because his family has been in the wine business for 60 years. He bought his own vineyard (pictured)…
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Movie Review: "American Honey"

There’s no such thing as the “real America,” but if there was, the atmosphere of “American Honey” would be the popular conception of it: flatlands and suburbs, fast-food ubiquity, God on the bumper stickers, country on the stereos. The movie, directed by Andrea Arnold, is about young people…
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FAU's Theatre Lab Readies Busy October

It’s been a summer of expansion for FAU’s Theatre Lab, in anticipation for a bustling fall and winter theater season beginning next week. The company, founded by pioneering actor-turned-director Lou Tyrrell, opened its inaugural 2015-2016 season with a series of well-attended and critically acclaimed…
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What the November 'Wildflower ordinance' really means

Straight talk on ordinance 5356 The campaign against Boca Raton’s waterfront ordinance has begun. Ads against Ordinance 5356 began running this week during local television newscasts. The ads focus on the misleading aspect of the ordinance language. The ordinance refers only to public uses of…
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Movie Review: "The Birth of a Nation"

The most provocative thing about “The Birth of a Nation,” which opens Friday across South Florida, is its title. As any film scholar worth his Criterion Collection box sets will tell you, a 1915 movie called “The Birth of Nation” is widely recognized as the first feature film—a silent Civil…
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Your Guide to the Boca Kid’s Ultimate Halloween

It’s finally feeling like Florida fall outside, which means we’ll be dressing up for Halloween before we know it! I’m only on year 4 of celebrating this holiday as a Boca mom, but I’ve picked up quite a few tips on how to survive and make the most of Halloween and all of its local family…
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Halloween Stand Up Paddle in Delray

Get dressed up for Halloween and join the folks at Drop in Surf Shop, in Delray Beach, for the first Halloween Paddle Out, stand up paddle (SUP) event. That’s Saturday, October 29, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the north end of Delray’s beach. Bring your paddle board if you have one. Drop in Surf Shop…
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The Almost 'Magic' Mushrooms

If you are prone to common colds, sinus infections and flus, then I want to introduce you to an almost magical immunity-building food—medicinal mushrooms, which include Reishi, Poria, Turkey Tail, Maitake Cordyceps, Maitake and Himematsutake, just to name a few. Think of your immune system as…
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Have a Taste of Fall With These Upcoming Drink and Dining Events

Even if we haven’t seen a lot of snowbird license plates, the foodie event calendar is starting to be booked, and that’s wonderful news. Here are some upcoming fun events, so mark ‘em down! Oktoberfest at Bistro Ten Zero One, 6 breweries, Oct. 19 From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., this restaurant at…
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The calm after the storm and other news and notes

Planning for the worst a good thing How lucky we were with Hurricane Matthew. On Thursday afternoon, as much of South Florida waited behind shutters and impact-resistant windows, I texted Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie at the city’s emergency operations center on Congress Avenue. Haynie said the…
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How to Jumpstart Your Child's Fiscal Education

Money. For many, it’s considered a taboo topic. But for your family, it should be a subject that is tackled early and often. I distinctly remember my father taking me to a Boca bank at the ripe old age of 11 and helping me open up my first Roth IRA. It was smart parenting. Now, even my 3 year-old has…
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Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival Returns Nov. 5

The 7th Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival will happen Nov. 5, on the Sanborne Square Park in downtown Boca Raton. On Saturday, chefs from three counties team up for the Grand Tasting, A Culinary Affair, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There’s also a special place for brew lovers, too, with…
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South Florida Artist Humanizes Illegal Immigration

For most of you reading this blog, illegal immigration is an abstract issue, a distant concern, a political talking point. For the people drawn by Plantation-based artist Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) in the Boca Museum’s illuminating exhibition “Krome,” being “illegal” is their everyday reality. The…
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City Watch: "Visioning" meeting yields interesting results—and other news and notes

Visioning session Boca Raton City Councilman Scott Singer’s “visioning session” last week may have shown how making the downtown public waterfront more appealing depends on having a downtown waterfront restaurant. Or maybe more than one. Let us consider the irony. Over the summer, Singer…