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Cocktails, Fundraisers and New Restaurants

With a lot of food and fundraising events on the calendar (love those!), we thought we’d share. Bringing aid to pets in need: Oak Bistro and Wine Bar At Oak Bistro and Wine Bar (11051 Southern Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, 561/753-6217) on April 23, from noon to 2 p.m., you can have brunch and…

Staff Picks: Delightfully Delicious

JAQUA Picked by Taryn Tacher, Web Editor “Who says you can’t have your cake and smear it on your body, too? Yes, you read that correctly. JAQUA, a natural bath and body brand, has a delicious line of buttercream frosting products that will leave you smelling and feeling like a cake. I tried…

Movie Review: "Elvis & Nixon"

“Elvis & Nixon,” which opens today, is what happens when a feature film is adapted from a single photograph and not much else. The legendary, almost mythical image of President Nixon clasping hands with Elvis Presley in the White House in December 1970 is the only document that such a meeting…
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Ethics charges dropped, sales tax & other items of news and notes

Ethics charges dropped Boca Raton Deputy City Manager George Brown and Councilman Robert Weinroth are off the Boca Raton Airport Authority board, and as of Wednesday the Florida Commission on Ethics is off their backs about their brief service on the board. Last May, the council put Weinroth and…
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Color Run and Cancer Screening

Free oral cancer screenings To commemorate Oral Cancer Awareness Month (April), Spodak Dental Group (3911 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach) is offering free oral cancer screenings until April 28. This is not just for the dental practice’s patients. Anyone in the community can schedule a free…

How to eat healthy for Passover

Passover is just a few days away, and many people find themselves with three big challenges: (1) Strict dietary restrictions, (2) Eating too much at nightly dinners for the whole week and (3) Jewish mom’s guilt for not finishing your plate. While some may think these three challenges can escalate…

Concert Review/Q&A: Darren Criss

The audience at Parker Playhouse received quite a treat Tuesday night with the final performance of the Broadway Concert Series, which featured actor and musician Darren Criss with curator and accompanist Seth Rudetsky, whose own show can be heard on Sirius XM’s On Broadway station. The pair brought…

Beachy Cocktails and Wine Dinners

It’s the Bash at The Shack: PB Catch With temperatures going up, sometimes the hours can move by so slowly that you want to scream. For me, that signals a 4:30 p.m. stop at PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar (251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach, 561/655-5558), where the lounge and raw bar open at that…
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Uptown Atlantic update & other items of note in Boca and Delray

Uptown Atlantic update At tonight’s Delray Beach City Commission meeting, Uptown Atlantic likely will get the last of its required city approvals. If the project stays on its current schedule, we will know soon if Uptown Atlantic can fulfill its promise of helping to transform West Atlantic Avenue. If…

Spring Specials

A dog’s special night at Spoto’s Oyster Bar  You and your cuddly canine can sip and sup together for National Pet Parents Day (of course, there’s one of those!) on April 24 at Spoto’s Oyster Bar (4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561/776-9448). From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.,…
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The Week Ahead: April 19 to 25

TUESDAY What: Darren Criss Where: Parker Playhouse, 707 N.E. Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale When: 8 p.m. Cost: $46.50-$126.50 Contact: 954/462-0222, parkerplayhouse.com Gleeks and Starkids rejoice! Actor and singer Darren Criss—best known for his roles as Blaine Anderson on “Glee”…

IV Therapy Makes You Feel Good As New

What in the world were you girls doing with those IVs in your home? We’ve been getting this question for the past couple of weeks, and now we’re here to tell you all about it. We were introduced to Dr. Lena Edwards and IV2You while filming a news segment with CBS12, (thanks to Pinnacle Advertising…

Manor at Hilton West Palm Beach

As you’ve noticed, opening a hotel with a decent restaurant in South Florida means the hotel needs an excellent chef—one preferably with a local celeb name, if not national. While I think diners are still getting used to going to a local hotel to eat, the idea is finally catching on, and…

Staff Picks: Pamper Yourself

Peaceful Body Massage   Picked by Nancy Kumpulainen, Art Director “I recently decided that I needed a massage so I booked an appointment with Colleen, a licensed massage therapist, at Peaceful Body located in Pineapple Grove in Delray. She did a lovely job focusing on areas that needed it…

Banned Books, Odd Architecture, Erased Love

Electronic media comes and goes, but books are forever. That seems to be the point of Ruben Millares’ Art & Culture Center exhibition “Mother Pages.” The artist’s primary medium is a bedraggled paperback copy of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, a title that is hardly…

Final Swank Farm dinner April 24

You know it’s the end of the season when it’s the final farm dinner out at Swank Farm. And this season has been stunning, with innovative themes and menus, great music, beautiful décor under that big pole barn and the simple magic of a long communal table full of new and old friends. We had…

Boca Ballroom dancers announced

Drum roll, please. The George Snow Scholarship Fund just announced the fearless eight community leaders who will dance at the Ninth Annual Boca’s Ballroom Battle August 20 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. This highly anticipated event—the highlight of the summer—is patterned after the…

Review: Saquella Cafe

If you’ve spent any time in Downtown Boca, I’ll bet money that you’ve stopped into Saquella Cafe for breakfast—or maybe just for coffee or a taste of one of their delicious house made desserts. While Saquella might be best known for its early morning fare and delectable sweets,…

Run from the Rays

Lace up locals! It’s time for the Run from the Rays 5k. It’s the fourth year for this local race, which brings attention to sun safety and raises money for charities that provide melanoma and other skin cancer screenings, treatment, education and research. First, let’s get to the nuts and…
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The Week Ahead: April 13 to 18

WEDNESDAY What: Pentatonix Where: BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise When: 8 p.m. Cost: $30.75-$80.75 Contact: 954/835-8000, thebbtcenter.com The rebirth of a cappella music, thanks to the “Pitch Perfect” franchise and television’s “The Sing-Off,” has opened up…