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A Sweet Misadventure to New La Gelateria Della Musica

They say good things come to those who wait. Does that apply to two editors who desperately searched for a gelato shop and ended up waiting for hours for a tiny cup of Italian ice cream? Absolutely. The Journey When Allison, Boca Mag's associate editor, and I parked the car in Boca’s Royal…
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City Watch: Three elections and other news and notes from Boca-Delray

  Zucaro files for mayoral run If nothing else, Al Zucaro’s decision to challenge Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie in the March election removes any remaining pretense that BocaWatch is anything but Zucaro’s personal political website. As publisher of BocaWatch, Zucaro not only regularly criticizes…
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Bethesda Hospital Site for Nationwide Heart Failure Study

  Bethesda Heart Hospital in Boynton Beach is one of 150 research sites in the United States chosen for a study on a state-of-the-art heart failure treatment. The recent deaths of George Michael, Florence Henderson and Carrie Fisher have put a spotlight on heart health — specifically, congestive…
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Top 5 Immunity Boosting Remedies For Flu Season

Have you ever noticed that the “Flu Season” is always around (or right after) the holidays? It is not an accident. Simply put, when we eat sugar, processed foods, excess meats and dairy and drink alcohol, our immune systems get weaker. According to many sources, including WebMD, sugar in particular…
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ForBoca files suit, Delray South asks for more time and other notes and news from Boca and Delray

ForBoca files suit It sounds like Archstone 2.0. On Friday, the ForBoca group filed a lawsuit against Boca Raton, claiming that the waterfront ordinance voters approved in November amounted to an illegal rezoning of the Wildflower property. In essence, the lawsuit asks a court to declare the ordinance—which…
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Zen Cocktails and a Delicious Murder Mystery

Cocktail books plus wine and murder – both recipes for a fun evening! In the continuing “let’s try something new for 2017” spirit, we bring you two different kinds of entertainment in the upcoming weeks. “Zen and Tonic” author mixes concoctions, collaborations What do you get when a…
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Review: "Baroque Brilliance," Symphonia Boca Raton

The Symphonia Boca Raton is back in session for its 2017 Connoisseur Concert series. The world-class chamber orchestra performed its second show at Roberts Theater in Boca on Sunday led by guest conductor Brett Karlin. He is the artistic director and conductor of the Master Chorale of South Florida. Entitled…
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The Week Ahead: Jan. 10-16

Old School Square shows off its poetic side, the Sharks and Jets hit the streets again, and film festival season unspools in Miami. Plus, Henry Rollins, Shirley Jones, the Sunshine Music Fest and more in your week ahead. THURSDAY What: Shirley Jones Where: Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave.,…
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Dining Events at Angelo Elia Pizza; Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock

Ahhh. The season and the cool weather are here, which means good food, good wine, good times and a great start to the work week! Here we bring you some upcoming events to look forward to on your calendar. Masi wines featured at Angelo Elia Pizza four-course dinner The Masi wines, grown by the same…
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January 2017 Web Extras

More from Sybarite Pig owner Daniel Naumko (pg. 154) by Lynn Kalber [At Sybarite Pig,] we make dishes that take a couple weeks to have it ready. We could go to the store, but what’s the point of doing that? We’re not just in it to make money, we want to have fun doing it. The quickest turnaround…
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Dinner Series at Eau Palm Beach; Bolay Opening in Boca

Angle Uncorked dinner series starts at Eau Palm Beach Are you ready to start the year with great wine, great food and a luxurious atmosphere? Me, too. Here’s where you can do that – Eau Palm Beach Resort is starting its Angle Uncorked wine dinner series. Starting on Jan. 18, the luxe Angle…
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Cafe 5150 at the Boca Raton Marriott

The Boca Raton Marriott, located at Boca Center, is an ideal choice for those coming into town, no matter what their travel purpose. It’s also ideal for companies and organizations looking for event space, wedding receptions, anniversary celebrations, Bat/Bar Mitzvahs and the like. The hotel is just…
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Thumbs up on the new Hyatt and other downtown news and notes from Boca and Delray

Hyatt looking good Even the most strident critics of downtown development in Boca Raton will have a hard time complaining about the new Hyatt Place Hotel. For decades, the city debated what to put on the southeast corner of Federal Highway and Palmetto Park Road. In the mid-1980s, voters defeated…
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Savor the Last Few Days of Winter Break With These Kid-Friendly Events

“A pair of hop-along boots and a pistol that shoots Is the wish of Barney and Ben Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk Is the hope of Janice and Jen And Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again…” Isn’t that last line the truth? Luckily there are several winter…
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Local Scientists Discover Imbalance Resulting in Premature Aging

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Fla., have published a study on zebrafish looking at how premature aging might occur at the cellular level. In essence, they found that when the spns1 and atp6v0ca genes are in balance, normal cell function occurs. But when spns1 is disrupted…
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Save Some Money by Dining in 2017

I thought I’d start this year out by giving you a gift. Saving money, eating and donating to good causes all at the same time – what’s better in the new year, with all the holiday bills arriving in the mail? My secret is CharityDine.com. I thought this was a fairly open secret, but when…
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The Week Ahead: Jan. 3-9

The Kravis dances dirty, the Morikami welcomes 2017, and Miami Shakespeare visits Venice in Boca. Plus, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Malpaso Dance Company, Save the Panther 5k run and more in your week ahead.   TUESDAY What: Opening night of “Dirty Dancing—The Classic Story On Stage” Where:…
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City Watch: Qualifying for Boca's March Election Begins Today and Other Community Notes

Today begins qualifying for Boca Raton’s March election. At this point, Mayor Susan Haynie and Seat A Councilman Scott Singer are unopposed. Three candidates – Emily Gentile, Andrea O’Rourke and Andy Thomson -- are seeking the Seat B seat of term-limited Mike Mullaugh. Today’s post will feature…
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City Watch: Unfinished issues of 2016 will be 2017's first agenda items

In Boca Raton and Delray Beach, the big stories of 2017 will be the unfinished stories of 2016. As in: —Boca Raton voters approved the ordinance that all but kills the deal for a restaurant on the Wildflower property. So what happens now? Will a waterfront boardwalk link the Wildflower and…
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A Change of Scenery—Visiting Georgia's Golden Isles

A change of scenery can do a world of good to change perspective. A visit to Georgia’s Golden Isles, where I am visiting my parents for the holidays, is rich in nature’s spectacular beauty and wildlife. Jekyll Island is a nature lover’s paradise. It is one of Georgia’s protected barrier islands…