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Old School Square vision getting focused & other news and notes

Old School Square plan To understand why the Delray Beach City Commission celebrated its approval Tuesday night of the special events policy, you needed to hear the discussion earlier in the evening. At a special meeting with the Community Redevelopment Agency, the topic was Old School Square.…
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Three Easy Tips for Eating when Stressed

One of the biggest challenges my clients have is eating well when they are stressed. Did you know that your digestive tract has a brain and can sense stress? You’ve probably had the feeling of a knot in your stomach. Well, when times get tough, it’s only natural that we want to fill up on food so…

Six Reasons to Rock the Boat in 2017

So, have you made your 2017 vacation plans yet? If bottomless buffets, island ports and live rock, blues and R&B best satisfy your winter wanderlust, then a music cruise might be just the (admittedly pricy) ticket. Rock boats disembarking from our ports in Miami and Fort Lauderdale are so popular…

21 days to fitness

Might a 21-day weight loss challenge be the tune-up you need before indulging in the holidays? The folks at the Institute of Human Performance (IHP) Fitness in Boca Raton think so. IHP, at 1950 NW Boca Raton Blvd., is starting its 21 Day Weight Loss Challenge in early October. The full 21-day package…

2016 Feast of the Sea makes changes, starts ticket sales

For the third year, the Feast of the Sea chef competition will provide folks with a chance to watch kitchen talent in action, and then to partake in the results. This means you get to eat the good stuff! But unlike the past two years, this will be a one-day, two-part seafood festival on Oct. 22, at the…
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Delray budget discussions, a downtown civic hub and special event debates

Delray Beach City Commission Budget Discussions No item jumped out more last week during the Delray Beach City Commission’s budget discussion than this one: The Community Redevelopment Agency’s boundaries include 17 percent of the city. From within those boundaries, however, come 37 percent…
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The Week Ahead: Aug. 23 to 29

What: Carol Prusa Art Talk Where: Cornell Museum at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach When: 6 to 8 p.m. Cost: $15 adults, $5 students Contact: 561/243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org Florida Atlantic University art professor Carol Prusa has been providing an aspirational…

Chef vs. Chef and a Wine Tasting Class

Lerman heats things up in Chef vs. Chef contest  Ever wonder what chefs are up against in local competitions when they are given “surprise” ingredients and asked to whip up an entire meal? We have the answer for you, from West Palm’s Chef/Co-Owner Jordan Lerman of Jardin, when he met and…

Concert Review: Keith Urban at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre

Rain or shine, crowds gathered at the Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre on Saturday night to experience Keith Urban's RipCORD Tour--and despite a typical Florida storm in the middle of the show, Urban and his opening acts did not disappoint. Maren Morris opened the show with a seven-song set list, and…

Fashion Forward: Miami-Based Swimwear

South Florida is known worldwide for its beautiful, endless beaches and year-round summer weather. While the internet has given tourists and snowbirds the inside secrets to all the best restaurants, hotels and beaches, there are a few things only true South Floridians are “in-the-know” about—one…

Staff Picks: Sheets and Skincare

Bedgear Performance sheets     Picked by Lori Pierino, Senior Art Director "As I have reached a 'certain age,' I no longer enjoy the restful nights sleep that I used to, so anything that brings more ZZZZZZ's to my nights is very welcome. Bedgear sheets have been a pleasant surprise. When I hop…

An Event Center and a Very Important Birthday

Farmer’s Table opens airy, elegant, tasteful event center It was a re-imagining opening Wednesday night at Farmer’s Table Event Center, next to the Wyndham Hotel in Boca Raton. This space has been decked out in warm wood tones and clean lines, with innovative food and cocktails. That’s a…

Movie Review: "Hell or High Water"

David Mackenzie’s extraordinary “Hell or High Water” is a modern-day Western chiseled from outlaw legend. Set in a variety of anonymous Texas towns, each one more podunk than the last, it presents a 21st century desert-scape where police cars still yield to cattle drives on sleepy two-lane…
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Boca annexation comes to a halt and other news of note

No More Boca Annexation Annexation in Boca Raton is dead. Long live annexation in Boca Raton. On Tuesday, Boca cancelled next week’s special city council meeting at which council members could have placed on the November ballot annexations of several neighborhoods on the city’s northwest…

Start the Arts! Kids Programming at the Boca Museum of Art

Right now, when Boca Raton families are thinking mostly about back-to-school shopping, fall sports and goals for the school year ahead, you might be interested as a parent to find out that arts education is officially more than just a “fun” extracurricular activity. According to recent research…

Save the Jaguar 5K

Animal lovers get ready to lace up Sept. 3 for the Save the Jaguar 5K at the Palm Beach Zoo (1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach). The start time is 7:30 a.m. for this 3.1-miler that will take runners through Dreher Park and into Palm Beach Zoo. The race’s tribute to jaguars is timely. The…
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The Week Ahead: Aug. 17 to 22

What: Royale Majestique Where: The Fieldhouse at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach When: 9 p.m. Cost: $10 Contact: 561/243-7922, oldschoolsquare.org This new instrumental quartet from South Florida offers the best of many worlds. Its guitarist, drummer, saxophonist…

Tapas, a Soiree and a Contest

Tapas craze spawns new B Bar Tapas & Grill eatery Tapas are (still) the craze, and new restaurant B Bar Tapas & Grill (2995 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach, 798/657-2275) is answering that call. It features tapas influenced by flavors from all over the world, such as the grilled octopus…
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Pension reform, more on the Wildflower and other news of note

Police and Fire Pension Reform Delray Beach is about to complete one of the city’s most important changes in years. It’s the culmination of police and fire pension reform, which began with concessions in the new contracts that reduce the city’s long-term liability. City commissioners…

Brad Paisley at Perfect Vodka

(Photo by Ron Elkman) [NOTE: The Week Ahead will run on Wednesday this week.] Cutoff jeans and cowboy boots were everywhere on Saturday, August 13 for Brad Paisley’s Life Amplified World Tour in West Palm Beach. The tour, which began in May, featured female duo Maddie & Tae, and Tyler…