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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…

End-of-Summer Dessert

The mango tree outside is almost done with fruit for the year. It gives me mango chicken, salsa, bread, pizza, daiquiris and … you get the idea. But when I saw this recipe from Seaspice's Executive Pastry Chef Jill Montinola, it made me want to start baking all over again. She thinks “outside the…

A Charitable Dinner and Home-Delivery Meal Prep

3 top chefs join forces to help No Kid Hungry When you put Avocado Grill’s Julien Gremaud, Max’s Harvest’s Eric Baker and Buccan/Grato’s Clay Conley (pictured) in the kitchen together, you get an amazing five-course meal that benefits Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. That…

Movie Review: "Anthropoid"

You shouldn’t judge a movie by its title. “Anthropoid” sounds like something from science fiction—a life-supporting astral body in an exoplanetary system, perhaps, or a new type of robotic insect in a “Starship Troopers” sequel. The real Anthropoid, and the fictionalized movie it inspired,…

Review: Tucker Duke's

Tucker Duke’s. Best known for their insane Tucker Duke’s burger with fried onion rings, american cheese, special “tucker” sauce, lettuce and tomato. It's so huge that you have to squish it down to fit it in your mouth. So loved, that Tucker Duke’s will never make any changes or substitutions…
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O'Rourke files for commission seat and the latest on Boca vs. the Park District

O’Rourke files for city commission seat Four months ago, BocaWatch Editor Andrea O’Rourke told me “on the record” that she would not run for a city council seat in March. Oops. O’Rourke told me Wednesday that has filed for Seat B. Incumbent Michael Mullaugh is term-limited in March.…