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City Manager Don Cooper has the Delray budget blues—and other items of note

Delray budget woes Don Cooper was frustrated, and rightly so. The Delray Beach city manager (above) had presented the 2017 budget to the city commission. As requested, administrators had gotten the preliminary budget to commissioners weeks earlier than last year, when Cooper was new. As requested,…
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Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots Preview, Week 2 NFL Picks

Photos by Ron Elkman, USA Today Network After a tough loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Miami Dolphins look to bounce back this week against perennial juggernaut New England. The biggest storyline of this game is Tom Brady being suspended, but as the Patriots showed last week against the Arizona…
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Influential Music Promoter Launches Festival

If you’ve attended concerts in South Florida with any degree of regularity over the past 20 years, you’ve probably breathed the same oxygen as Steve Rullman more than once. (Photo by Ates Isildak) An influential musician-turned-promoter with a Palm Beach County focus, Rullman has booked…
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Our Body: The Universe Within to Debut at South Florida Science Center

Getting a glimpse of the body’s inner workings won’t require a complicated anatomy class this fall – just a trip to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. A new educational exhibit, opening Saturday, Oct. 22, will allow local families to see more than skin deep when Our Body: The Universe…
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Palm Beach County Announces 'Adventure Awaits' Series

Ever wonder what it’s like to hike, bike or kayak the natural areas in Palm Beach County, but you don’t feel confident about the adventure without a guide? Well, Palm Beach County has announced its fall 2016 “Adventure Awaits” event series, and it’s full of free opportunities to explore…
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Miami Dolphins Players Give Backpacks to South Florida Students

Photos provided by the Miami Dolphins Hollywood, Fla.—On Tuesday evening, Miami Dolphins players including punter Matt Darr and his wife, Lauren, long snapper John Denney, tight end MarQueis Gray and his wife, Alison, defensive end Dion Jordan, wide receiver Kenny Stills and defensive tackle…
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Boca mayoral race news & other news of note from Boca and Delray

This just in: Singer won’t challenge Haynie Boca Raton City Councilman Scott Singer will not challenge Mayor Susan Haynie in March. Last week, Singer filed for re-election to Seat A, which he won in 2014 without opposition. Singer had told me in July that he was considering a run against Haynie. Since…
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B Square Burgers & Booze opens on Las Olas, Final Burger Bar Tasting Announced

Craft beer dinner features Twisted Trunk at BurgerBar A four-course beer and food tasting menu is the plan for the final Summer Tasting Dinner, Sept. 21, at BurgerBar (4650 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 561/630-4545). Starting at 6 p.m. with a “welcome brew” reception, dinner will feature…
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No Moral Victory for Miami Dolphins against Seattle Seahawks

There is no such thing as a moral victory. Not in the NFL, at least. The Miami Dolphins had a lead late in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday but left the northwest with a one in the loss column, losing 12-10. Miami, a team with many question marks, led a preseason Super…
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Chef Lindsay Autry Opens The Regional Kitchen & Public House

I’m now a pimento cheese convert. Big time. All thanks to Chef Lindsay Autry’s take on the Southern comfort food, which stars as one of her noted dishes on the menu of The Regional Kitchen & Public House. This is Autry’s first restaurant to carry her brand, her dishes, her menu, her…
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Q&A: Deborah Silver

Cabaret singer and Delray Beach resident Deborah Silver came to South Florida by way of Mississippi, where she grew up in an environment saturated by the blues. It’s a sound that continues to infuse her sultry vocals, but so does the pop and punch of Broadway grandeur. These styles combine with Silver’s…
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A Unique Dining Experience at 3800 Ocean

The secret’s getting out about 3800 Ocean on Singer Island This is one of the area’s best deals, and word is spreading, so snap it up because soon it will be hard to book. It’s the Kitchen Table at 3800 Ocean, the signature restaurant at the Marriott Resort Palm Beach, on Singer Island. I…
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Singer on the Wildflower site plus Delray events update, Boca budget, trains and sober houses

  Visioning for Wildflower site One week from Monday, Boca Raton City Councilman Scott Singer (above) will hold what he calls a “visioning session” for the Wildflower property and Silver Palm Park. Though the city’s official policy is to lease the Wildflower site to Hillstone Restaurant…
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Roots Café and Kitchen—Health Conscious Italian Food

When we think of Italian food, we don’t usually think of it as a healthy fare, right? Well, maybe it’s time to reconsider. Introducing Roots Café and Kitchen, an Italian eatery that is now under a new ownership. Re-opened by two best friends – Yuri Kuzenkov and Michael Latimore, Roots Café…
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Miami Dolphins vs. Seattle Seahawks Preview, Week 1 Picks

It’s been another eventful offseason for the Miami Dolphins. The team hired former Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase as the head coach barely a week into the new year. About seven months after that, the Dolphins finished the necessary renovations to their stadium—a…
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Cycle for the American Heart Association

The Ride for the American Heart Association is Saturday, Sept. 10. Pedals up at 7:30 a.m. at the Old School Square Park, 51 N. Swinton Ave, Delray Beach. There are two routes to choose: a 60-mile and a 30-mile bike ride. The 60-mile event offers an 18-mph to 21-mph option, and a faster 22- to-24…
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War Dogs: The Stoner's Guide to Big-Time Weapons Dealing

I’ll start off by saying this isn’t the typical movie review. This is a subjective take on a movie, “War Dogs,” which was thoroughly entertaining. The Spark Notes version of the movie is that two high school friends, Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz, reunite to become arms dealers in Miami.…
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Updates: Atlantic Crossing, Chabad & Delray commission updates

Atlantic Crossing update Lawsuits in Delray Beach and Boca Raton have moved to new stages. The one in Delray is a bigger deal for the city, while the one in Boca has layers. The news in Delray Beach is that the developer of Atlantic Crossing will appeal a federal court judge’s dismissal of two…
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A hydroponic tower helps a local restaurant bring dishes and drinks to life

It’s a plant, it’s a tower, it’s hydroponics at 50 Ocean If Chef Joseph Bonavita Jr. needs a garnish for a plate, he’ll now be able to stroll over to an aeroponic or hydroponic tower and pick some. What? Yes, high-tech hydroponic farming has come to 50 Ocean in Delray Beach, in the…
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New Restaurants Coming to Boca Raton, West Palm Beach

t’s a destination: Lindsay Autry opens The Regional Kitchen & Public House As if there’s another reason you need to head to West Palm Beach foodie heaven. On Sept. 10, noted Chef Lindsay Autry will open her first restaurant, The Regional Kitchen & Public House, 701 S. Rosemary, on Okeechobee…