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Election post-mortem and other notes on the new world order

Post-election wind down While the reverberations from the national election continue, here are some thoughts on the two elections that involved Boca Raton. Not surprisingly, the waterfront ordinance passed by a margin of roughly 2-to-1. When your signs say “Protect Boca’s Waterfront Parks,”…

Make your child’s imagination come to life through photography

When you have a Boca kid under the age of five, it’s all princesses, pirates and make believe all of the time…or at least it’s that way around our house. I have lost count of how many dress-up costumes and accessories we now own. However, since as a mom I prefer imaginative play above screen…

Free diabetes screenings for November, diabetes month

November is diabetes awareness month and, for the entire month, Palm Healthcare Foundation and the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County have partnered to provide free diabetes screenings and risk assessments in Palm Beach County. The calendar of free and open-to-the-public screening locations,…

New Restaurants and Great Deals in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties

BROWARD COUNTY Create-your-own Poke House debuts in Fort Lauderdale Bringing a restaurant devoted to the trendy Hawaiian poke recipe (a fish-based dish) is coinciding with the build-your-own trend. That means The Poke House gives customers a large choice of customized meals, and the prices start…

Fact-checking Boca Watch and other news of note

Boca Watch fact-checking On the last weekend before polls open, the BocaWatch website continued its misleading election “coverage.” A Saturday post stated that both major parties had endorsed a vote in favor of the waterfront ordinance that is designed to prevent Boca Raton from leasing the…
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The Week Ahead: Nov. 8 to Nov. 14

Alternative headliners rock out for Chipotle, footballers and chefs grill-off for charity, and “cuddly” vampires bring bite to Arts Garage. Plus, Mitski, Elle King, “Carmen” and more in your week ahead.   FRIDAY What: Elle King Where: Revolution Live, 100 Nugent Ave., Fort Lauderdale When:…

50 Ocean’s 'The Patriot' Wins the Popular Vote

As we learned from the famous political twosome, James Carville and Mary Matalin, in 2012, it’s not about the political parties, but all about The Cocktail Party. They teamed with Maker’s Mark Whisky in a popular series of advertisements that year. It’s worth bringing back this year. Boy,…

Six Degrees of Preparation at Table 26: Happy Hour Update

Since they opened Table 26 in 2012, owners/partners Eddie Schmidt and Ozzie Medeiros haven’t stopped trying new things. They are known for their consistent participation in local charities (wonderful wine dinners, for example), and for the food they serve. It’s all tasty, innovative, well prepared…

iPic gets approval, details on Boca Waterfront campaign, and more

The campaign against Boca Raton’s waterfront ordinance just got more money. I reported previously that Protecting Coastal Communities -- the political action committee that is financing the campaign -- had received $60,000 from ForBoca and $50,000 from Hillstone Restaurant Group, which wants to…

Lace up for this Weekend’s Half Marathon in Boca

The 16th annual Sun Capital Half Marathon is just around the corner, on Sunday, Nov. 6, starting at 6:30 a.m. at Spanish River Park, Boca Raton. The 13.1-mile race course takes runner on A1A to Deerfield Beach and back. If you’re not into the distance races, there’s a Five Guys 5K (3.1-) mile…

Boost your Energy with Algae, Plus a Green Smoothie Recipe

As days are getting shorter and Floridians receive less serotonin-boosting sunlight that usual. I hear many clients comment on their energy levels being lower than usual. I find that during the fall and winter seasons people feel more lethargic and as a result experience sugar and caffeine cravings. One…
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The Week Ahead: Nov. 1-7

A Davie-raised comedian returns to South Florida as a star headliner, Arts Garage welcomes “New Orleans Big Brass Circus Rock,” and FLIFF launches with a member of the Coppola legacy. Plus, Fitz & the Tantrums, The Edwards Twins and more in your week ahead. THURSDAY TO SUNDAY What: Mike…

Boxxle: Premium Box Wine Dispenser

As you know, Lindsey and Lilly love their wine, so when we met the inventor of Boxxle, Tripp Middleton in Charleston, South Carolina,8 we knew we were in front of something special. You may have even seen us post about Boxxle on social media because we’re literally obsessed with everything about…
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Boca Raton Resort kicks off Corks & Conversations series

As part of its Artists in Residence program, for resort guests and members, Boca Raton Resort & Club is starting a new wine dinner series, Corks & Conversations. The series dinners range in price from $80 to $250, and start Nov. 3, with award-winning Justin Vineyards & Winery founder…

Delray Beach City Manager Resigns, Nov. 8 Ballot Update and More

Delray Beach City Manager Don Cooper is resigning. In a three-line letter Sunday to Mayor Cary Glickstein and the city commission, Cooper said he would leave at the end of the year “due to family medical demands which will interfere with the proper performance of my duties.” Cooper’s wife…

Even More Halloween Events!

A Wicked Spice zips up Beauty & The Feast Halloween On Oct. 29, join a Haunted Hotel Halloween costume party at Beauty & The Feast, starting at 9 p.m. The Halloween cocktail, Wicked Spice, will be featured. Made with Rum Chata cream liqueur, vanilla vodka, pumpkin spice and a cinnamon stick,…

Fab Four Healthier Halloween Treats

Halloween is just around the corner and if you are tired of all the junky candy and want something better, then this blog is for you. In this blog you will find new kinds of sweets that are made with natural ingredients even kids can pronounce. These little treats still have calories, but at least…

Explore Your Body from the Inside Out

Have you ever seen a full-size human liver up close? What about an aorta or the human brain? The “Our Body: The Universe Within” exhibit at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium allows visitors a chance to see all of these organs and more. It’s one of the coolest, most visual ways to…

How to get rid of your kid’s artwork without the guilt

I don’t know about you, but the sheer amount of artwork that my child produces each week has been growing into a disorganized and rather unmanageable pile in our home. I’ll admit that I try to toss some of the less remarkable pieces. But without a doubt, my daughter will see that random coloring…
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South Florida VegFest Debuts in Early December

Foodies—especially those who don’t eat meat or dairy products—might enjoy the SoFla Vegfest, in War Memorial Auditorium, Saturday, Dec. 3, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets to the inaugural vegan festival are $15 for adults, while children 12 and younger are free. SoFla Vegfest will feature…