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Ocean Breeze goes up for grabs & other news of note

Teeing off residents? Boca Teeca residents have a potential new ally in their fight against development of the former Ocean Breeze Golf Club in the large, north-end community. Mayor Susan Haynie had told me several weeks ago that she would like to get Boca Raton mostly out of the golf course business.…
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Camilla Swim Week fashion

A sea of chic, flowing fabrics created from bright colors inspired by the vibes of Africa surrounded me as I entered the CAMILLA Beach House Private Pre-Sunset Cocktail Party at the Faena hotel during Miami Swim Week. Australian fashion designer Camilla Franks is known for her bold, individualistic…
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Concert Review: The Flight of the Conchords in Mizner Park

[NOTE: The Week Ahead will run on Tuesday this week.] This past weekend, The Flight of the Conchords flew into Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton for a hilarious night of witty chitchat and acoustic guitar theatrics. The band, consisting of Bret McKenzie (jokester/musician) and Jemaine Clement…
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Italian Escapades, Sangria Showcases and more

A Tour of Italy at Boca’s City Fish Market Get ready to head to Italy on July 27, with a Tour of Italy dinner. But you can stay on this side of the pond for this one and head to City Fish Market (7940 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561/487-1600). This all-inclusive four-course dinner features wine…
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Staff Picks: Shop, Eat and Escape

Fannie's Finds Picked by Megan Kearney, editorial intern "For as long as I can remember, I’ve been shopping at Fannie’s Finds. What began as a small vintage store has blossomed into a chic, feminine and fashion-forward boutique for women of all ages. When you step through the front door,…
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Four Arts Announces 2017 Lecture Series

The Society of the Four Arts has announced its 2017 O’Keeffe Lecture Series, and it doesn’t disappoint. Award-winning TV journalists, magazine reporters, think tank commenters, art historians and even the butler from one of the most acclaimed television series of the 21st century will grace Palm…
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Top 5 Budget-Friendly and Nutritious Foods

I am often asked to share tips for healthy eating on a very tight budget and in this blog I will share my top 5 very cheap foods that are actually healthy. 1. Bananas Perfect for: Breakfast What's a serving? 1-3 bananas Price per serving: 1 for 30 cents and 3 for $1 What’s in it for…
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Summer Cocktails: Broward and Miami

Summertime and the sippin’ is sweet. We have mixologists (“bartender” is passé, people), and we have crafted cocktails that include locally grown herbs, toppings that are art for the eye as well as the palate, and concoctions mixing spirits with the spiritual. Here are some of the newer Broward/Dade…
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Four Arts Announces 2017 Lecture Series

The Society of the Four Arts has announced its 2017 O’Keeffe Lecture Series, and it doesn’t disappoint. Award-winning TV journalists, magazine reporters, think tank commenters, art historians and even the butler from one of the most acclaimed television series of the 21st century will grace Palm…
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Delray's commision meeting turns ugly (again) and news on opioid abuse funding

More action at the Delray meeting It might have been the most fascinating moment I’ve seen in 30 years of watching local politics. It might also mark a helpful turning point for Delray Beach. Near the end of Tuesday night’s city commission meeting—after a collegial discussion of nominations…
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Movie Review: "Ghostbusters"

Fans of the original “Ghostbusters” franchise have been prepared to despise its reboot since at least January 2015, with director Paul Feig’s tentative cast announcement. This happens with every sacred cinematic property, but not since “Star Wars: Episode 1” has the Pavlovian outrage turned…
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Top 5 Budget-Friendly and Nutritious Foods

I am often asked to share tips for healthy eating on a very tight budget and in this blog I will share my top 5 very cheap foods that are actually healthy. 1. Bananas Perfect for: Breakfast What's a serving? 1-3 bananas Price per serving: 1 for 30 cents and 3 for $1 What’s in it for…
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Orthopedic doc to talk about anterior hip replacement at free lecture

John Wang, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon who practices in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton, will present a free lecture on anterior hip replacement on July 26. The lecture, which is open to the public, is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Boynton Branch Library (9451 S. Jog Road, Boynton Beach). During…
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Summer Libations and more

Heading into mid-summer calls for cool libations. I’ll be featuring some terrific summer cocktails in the next couple of weeks. If you have a favorite, email me and let me know. It’s thyme to sip at Chez l’Epicier Using fresh herbs, fruits and veggies in crisp cocktails means a bit o’…
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Brightline, city attorney and Garlic Fest updates

All Aboard coming aboard Residents of Boca Raton and Delray Beach now can see that Brightline is coming. Brightline is the passenger train service that is scheduled to begin operating in mid-2017 between Miami and West Palm Beach. Eventually, the company plans to expand service to Orlando. Thirty-two…
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The Week Ahead: July 12 to 18

What: Bastille Day celebration Where: Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach When: 5 to 9 p.m. Cost: Free Contact: 561/832-5196, norton.org Our own July fireworks may have passed, but in France this week, revolutionary celebrations are just kicking into gear, with…
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Summer Dining Deals

Cena Modern hosts both wine tasting, wine dinner Fairly new restaurant Cena Modern Italian (9 SE 7th Ave., Delray Beach; 561/330-1237) is hosting both a wine tasting and a wine dinner this month. The tasting is July 14, at 6 p.m., with tickets starting at $15, and reservations are required. Paired…
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Staff Picks: Champagne Dinner and Contemporary Décor

Chops Lobster Bar   Picked by Gail Eagle, Special Projects Manager “I recently attended a wine dinner at Chops Lobster Bar featuring Darioush wines paired with yellowtail crudo, tiger shrimp and tilefish with a nectarine emulsion. I can't wait to go to the next dinner on July 13 for its…
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Burger Battle, French Fare and a Delray Debut

Get ready for the 5th Annual Boca Burger Battle Defending 2015 Boca Burger Battle champions M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom (980 N. Federal Highway; 561/419-2600) will return in the upcoming July 16 event, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sanborn Square Park and along Federal Highway. Last year, there…
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Theater Review: "Forever Plaid" at the Wick

“Forever Plaid” begins with an ominous narrator, who recounts the story of four singers suffering a deadly car crash before a concert. This is accompanied by a piercing sound effect and a flash of lightning. The four men, or the “Plaids,” walk onstage from the aisles carrying candles and looking…