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Web Xtra: The Everglades

BocaMagTV discussed the past and present of Florida's great River of Grass with Joseph Whelan, a ranger for the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, the Everglades' northernmost remnant. For more on the legacy of Florida's most prized national park, pick up the September-October…
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"Belief + Doubt" Plays Tricks of the Eye

What better place to start a review of “Belief + Doubt,” the NSU Art Museum’s illuminating exhibition drawn from the collection of longtime Broward art patrons Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz, than with arguably its most celebrated artist? The lone photograph by Cindy Sherman, #19…
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Tropical Triathlon

This is the 19th year for the Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon in Lake Worth. The sprint distance triathlon, which is a quarter-mile swim, 13-mile bike and 5K (3.1-mile) run, starts at 7 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 18 at Lake Worth beach (10 S. Ocean Blvd., at A1A and Lake Ave.). The cost for an individual…
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Sometimes College Kids Need Babying Too

As the mom of a 3 year-old, I know I tend to focus on topics relating to Boca Raton’s youngest residents in this “Boca Mom Talk” column. Write what you know, isn’t that what they say? Well, something that I do know is that my daughter will be off to college sooner than I realize and I won’t…
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Web Xtra: Deconstructing the Dish

For chef John Thomas’ special tips on how to make this dish, pick up the September/October edition of Boca Raton. Crispy Rice-Crusted Brioche French Toast John Thomas, executive chef, Tryst 1 large loaf brioche cut in half lengthwise then into about 2 inch slices giving you about 10 pieces all…
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Web Xtra: Local Directors Explore the Art of Bad Moviemaking

In preparation for October’s annual Swede Fest Palm Beach (see our story in the Backstage Pass section of the September/October issue), fans of locally made “bad movies by good people” have four years’ worth of no-budget clunkers to sift through. Many of them will make you laugh—some even for…
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Web Xtra: Randi Rhodes Returns

One of the most cherished liberal talk show hosts in the medium's history returned to the microphone this summer, and BocaMagTV was there on her first afternoon back. For a long-form interview with Randi Rhodes, look for the September-October issue of Boca.  
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Endorsement wars & other news and notes

Endorsement Wars Last week, voters received two mailers supporting incumbents Dennis Frisch and Earl Starkoff in the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District election. The mailers were labeled as political advertisements “paid for by BocaWatch PAC.” Sounds straightforward, right? Actually,…
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Food and drink specials for football season

Did someone say “touchdown”? Football season is fast approaching, so it’s never too early to make plans about where to watch the game(s).   Football season food, drink specials on tap at Burger Bar With 19 screens tuned into both NFL and NCAA games this fall, Burger Bar (4350 Donald…
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Hard Rock Stadium renovations finished in time for game Thursday

It’s hard to imagine the Miami Dolphins playing in anything but a burnt-orange monstrosity. Photo credit: Gunther Hagleitner After a media tour of the newly named and renovated Hard Rock Stadium on Monday, it appears the days of a minimal stadium experience are over. Miami faced an ultimatum…
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Two new restaurants bring serious flavor to South Florida

Nisi owners Andy Tsavos, left, and Joshua Wahler opened their Mediterranean restaurant last week. Photo contributed. Nisi restaurant latest venture for Wahler, Tsavos team Recently, we told you about an interesting concept called Born Foody, a food delivery service aimed at affordable, healthful…
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Whiskey Business: Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Dinner at Burger Bar

On Wednesday, August 24, Burger Bar in Palm Beach Gardens hosted the second tasting of its summer series. Executive Chef Nunzio Billante partnered with Heaven Hill to create a four-course meal that paired with several whiskeys. The evening began with a Gold Rush bourbon cocktail: fresh lemon juice,…
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New dishes, new restaurants — it's all new!

We’ve got new summer specials, new late-night happy hours, new dishes and new restaurants. The eating scene never stops here, and that’s all good news for foodies in South Florida. Here’s a taste of what’s going on: Kitchen, 319 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach; (561) 249-2281: This…
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Movie Reviews: "Southside With You," "Don't Breathe"

“Southside With You” is a sweet and maddening movie about the Obamas before they were the Obamas. Written and directed by Richard Tanne, it dramatizes the POTUS and FLOTUS’ first date in 1989, which saw law associate Barack (Parker Sawyers) escorting his adviser Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumter)…
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Graduations for Everyone

I’ve been to my fair share of graduation ceremonies and celebrations over the years. Mostly college, mind you, and they’re always filled with much pomp and circumstance, inspirational (and sometimes YouTube-worthy) speeches and appropriate, well-earned scholarly honors. Now as a parent of…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…