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Boca charts a plan, real estate market on a roll and other items of news and note in the city

Boca’s strategic planning issues The biggest difference between this year’s Boca Raton goal-setting session and last year’s is that it’s no longer called a goal-setting session. Mayor Susan Haynie told me Monday that it’s now “strategic planning.” That’s because so many “goals”…
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The Week Ahead: May 3 to 9

What: Cypress Hill Where: Revolution Live, 100 Nugent Ave., Fort Lauderdale When: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $27.50 advance, $29 day of show Contact: 954/449-1025, jointherevolution.net It’s been 25 years since Cypress Hill released its debut album, and the four-piece hip-hop group is celebrating…
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SunFest Reviews: The Joy Formidable, Bastille

[Editor's note: The Week Ahead will run on Tuesday this week.] “It’s quite a lovely evening, but that’s common here, isn’t it?” This sentiment, expressed by the Joy Formidable’s Ritzy Bryan, reached a consensus on the JetBlue stage at SunFest this past Friday: Both her band, which hails…
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Cinco de Mayo specials and more

With Cinco de Mayo signaling the beginning of the summer heat, keep cool with Rocco’s Tacos’ celebrations, known for their music, food and drink specials. This year, owner Rocco Mangel will be popping up at various festivities and is sure to dance on the bar as usual. Each location in SoFla (Boca…
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Close Inspection

Decades before HD televisions penetrated every home in America, Chuck Close produced photographs staggering in their high-definition vividness, often with little more than a Polaroid camera and artistic gusto at his disposal. The NSU Art Museum’s “Chuck Close Photographs,” a comprehensive survey…
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Fashion Forward: Mother's Day Gift Guide

Not sure what to get mom for Mother’s Day? Let us help you. We’ve compiled a list of some suggestions that she’s sure to love. David Yurman, Town Center at Boca Raton Is mom in need of some bling? You can't go wrong with this necklace or one of these rings. Solari Bypass Ring with…
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Mother's Day Dining: More Options

Haven’t made Mother’s Day reservations yet? Get on it! Here are some more suggestions: Palm Beach County Pinon Grill (6000 Glades Road, 561/391-7770): From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., a Mother’s Day brunch includes dishes such as the skillet scrambler, the crab Benedict, the Pinon thick-cut…
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The FAU Tracy case, CRA talks, the insurance commissioner impasse and other items of note in Delray and Boca

The Tracy case Not surprisingly, James Tracy’s lawsuit against Florida Atlantic University is a conspiracy theory. Tracy is the self-proclaimed conspiracy theorist who on his personal blog—Memory Hole—questioned whether the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., and the 2013 Boston Marathon…
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Review: Alfiére’s Mediterranean Bistro

Hotel restaurants sometimes have quite the stigma, but that game has changed in recent years as more and more hotels are realizing that their guests’ experiences should extend past the comfortable rooms, complimentary continental breakfast and state of the art fitness centers—it should 100% include…
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5K to Honor Fallen Firefighter

In 2012, Delray Beach firefighter Eric Patrie lost his battle to brain cancer. He was only 37, and he was a 13-year Delray Beach Fire Rescue veteran. In his honor and to raise money to help Patrie’s family and other firefighters and their families who are battling cancer, the Delray Beach Firefighters’…
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5K to Honor Fallen Firefighter

In 2012, Delray Beach firefighter Eric Patrie lost his battle to brain cancer. He was only 37, and he was a 13-year Delray Beach Fire Rescue veteran. In his honor and to raise money to help Patrie’s family and other firefighters and their families who are battling cancer, the Delray Beach Firefighters’…
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Charlie’s Story Telling Tent Opens at the Boca Raton Children’s Museum

Remember that scene from the movie “The Holiday,” where Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and his two little girls go lie down in the kids’ special fairy tent? Sigh… Now Boca has its own version of that magical, ethereal space at the Boca Raton Children’s Museum called Charlie’s Story Telling Tent,…
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The Week Ahead: April 27 to May 2

WEDNESDAY (TODAY) What: “The Bridges of Madison County” Where: Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach When: 8 p.m. Cost: $32–$72 Contact: 561/832-7469, kravis.org The Bridges of Madison County, James Waller’s 1992 novel, has not aged well. Though it sold more…
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Update on Delray heroin-sober house issue, Staples-Office-Depot merger and Boca high schools rock

Delray’s heroin problem Numbers don’t always tell everything. With what Police Chief Jeffrey Goldman calls Delray Beach’s heroin “epidemic,” however, numbers tell a lot. In an interview Monday, Goldman said Delray Beach experienced 195 drug overdoses all of last year. During the first…
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Mother's Day Dining: Broward and Miami

BROWARD COUNTY Brimstone Woodfire Grill (14575 SW 5th St., Pembroke Pines, 954/430-2333): Starting at 11:30 a.m., a brunch includes dishes such as the frittata Espanola (pictured), thick-cut French toast, Brimstone’s Best Pancakes, bottomless mimosas and more. Grille 401 (401 E. Las Olas…
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Review: Kaori by Walter Martino

If ever there were Seven Wonders of the Culinary World, the seven courses of the Journey of the Senses Explorer tasting menu at Kaori by Walter Martino (1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami, 786/805-6006) would comprise the whole list. Each course was more extravagant than the next—featuring Italian and Japanese…
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Mother's Day Dining: PBC

Spoto’s Oyster Bar (4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561/776-9448): From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., brunch has dishes such as “Because I Told You So” stuffed French toast, “Eat Everything on Your Plate” eggs Benedict, the “Call Your Mother” crab cake Benedict (pictured), plus more. I’m…
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Five SunFest Acts Not to Miss

[Note: The Week Ahead will be posted on Wednesday this week.] Here at Boca magazine, we’re all for expanding your musical horizons. That’s why, instead of focusing on the major headliners of this week’s SunFest—your Duran Durans, your Meghan Trainors, your Alabama Shakeses—we’re spotlighting…
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