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Ryan Owens, who was a Navy SEAL. He will be honored at The Ryan Owens Beach Run Memorial on
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Deerfield Beach Run to Honor Fallen SEAL Ryan Owens

A 4-mile beach run (usually carrying gear and wearing combat boots) is typical of what Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens would have done with his brother, John Owens, of Deerfield Beach, when Ryan trained to become a Navy SEAL. The brothers would indeed serve the U.S. as part of the elite Navy’s…
Chef George Patti, of M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom, will be participating in the Seven . Photo by Eduardo Schneider,
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Seven Tastings Dinner to Feature Seven Courses and Seven Chefs

Secret dinner from seven chefs: Seven Tastings pop-up events This is new. The first pop-up in the series takes place at a secret location in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 10, and you have to be formally invited to attend. If you are, it’s a no-brainer. You’ll have “the ultimate seven course…
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9 Fire Designers We Loved at Miami Swim Week 2017

It was quite the scene last weekend at Miami Swim Week, and LLScene was there to make sure we reported back on the latest trends in designer swimwear for bocamag.com. In addition to the runway shows, we also attended the ESCAPE Miami Swim event. We partnered with Face2Face Studios on a “bestie…
Sous chef Juan Galdamez and staff serve tiramisu from Maggiano's Little Italy at Wine and All That Jazz, the signature event for the Boca Chamber Festival Days, last year. Photo provided by the Boca Chamber.
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Our Favorite Foodie Events at Boca Chamber Festival Days 2017

August is a month of fun for Boca Raton, with the Boca Chamber Festival Days starting next week. There are plenty of events, and all are planned and run by nonprofits and supported by for-profit companies. The Chamber’s goal is to raise awareness about the nonprofits, and there’s no better way…
Me dancing at the 2013 Boca Ballroom Battle. Photo by Lacey Lin Photography.
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Dancing Again! Making a Comeback at the Boca Ballroom Battle

The countdown is on! It is now 23 days until Boca’s Ballroom Battle and the contestants are stepping up their dance lessons, passing on the carbs, dreaming up costumes and wondering if they will ever, ever, learn the d*!# routine. I remember that summer like it was yesterday when I was one of…
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Mizner 200 Decision, Boca Raton's Money Trail and More

No surprises with Mizner 200 There will be nothing much new Monday when the Boca Raton Community Redevelopment Agency—the mayor and city council—considers Mizner 200. City staff recommends approval, as the staff did before the luxury condo project got favorable votes from the community appearance…
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What to Do and Who to See at Miami Swim Week 2017

July has arrived, which means it’s time to grab your swimsuits because Miami Swim Week 2017 is approaching! FUNKSHION has announced that it will once again heat up Miami Beach with Swim Fashion Week July 20-23, 2017. Year after year, the ladies of LLScene have been invited to experience Swim Fashion…
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Little Makers Make Young Minds Math-Minded and More at Boca Library

Boca Mom Talk: Make way for the Mini Makers at the Boca Library Make way for the mini makers at the Boca Raton Public Library this summer! The Downtown Boca location is launching a new coding and robotics program targeted to our city’s youngest residents. With STEM education attempting to engage…
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"Taste of Recovery" to Raise Awareness of Drug, Alcohol Addiction Through Your Fav Restaurants

Addiction is not the end of the road. People can change and survive. They can build their own road to recovery. This is what Louie Bossi, chef-partner of his namesake Italian restaurants in Fort Lauderdale and Boca, says over the phone. He’s explaining why he and Big Time Restaurant Group are hosting…
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Pinot You Want to Celebrate National Wine Day With These Events and Deals

National Wine Day is May 25, and in that spirit we bring you wine events. Cheers! Pairings: WPB holds 6th annual food/wine event For $25, this is a deal. With a ticket to downtown West Palm Beach’s 6th annual Pairings event, you will sample food and wine from more than a dozen restaurants and…
Saltwater Brewery at the Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest 2015.
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Delray Beach Craft Beer Festival is Tonight; Summer Specials at Pistache, Max's Harvest

Let the summer specials begin. We’re talking about half-price meals, half-price drinks, tasting dinners and wine dinners. And it’s only May. The summer brings wonderful dining options to those of us braving the heat outside the kitchen! Max’s Harvest Specials on drinks and prime rib dinners Starting…
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Bridesmaid for Hire: Always the Bridesmaid Never the Bride Takes on New Meaning

This is an extended story from our May/June issue. For more content like this subscribe to the magazine.  One Boca native turns chaos into opportunity Written by Allison Lewis   The idiom “always the bridesmaid, never the bride,” couldn’t be truer for Boca Raton native Jennifer…
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Veteran Teams Up With FAU to Support Improved Veteran Healthcare

Think tank aims to devise better ways to improve healthcare for veterans. Former United States Army Sergeant Austin Capers devoted nearly five years of his life to serving his country. Now the 32-year-old Hobe Sound resident is turning his attention to serving his fellow military veterans. Capers…
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This Year's Boca Ballroom Battle Dancers Announced

Easter is over, the snowbirds have flown away and summer is upon us. Which also means eight people in Boca are getting butterflies in their stomachs. Yes, the Boca Ballroom Battle is only a few months away and the “elite eight” community leaders who have agreed to dance are just now starting…
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Dress to Impress at Trainerspace This Saturday

Trainerspace, Boca's newest (sexiest) gym run by military veterans will host an All White Party at its facility in Boca Raton on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be food from Fit Foodz, cocktails and a performance by Adriana Foster and Digital Vibez, a nonprofit that helps children become…
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Delray Affair This Weekend and the DBHS is Selling Glad Bulbs

I admit it: it never gets old. I know everyone says the Delray Affair needs a do-over, but I still love it, top to bottom, and I loved it even more when I’d go home with an armful of glads every year. In the years since—with the gladiola farms all gone now—I always felt something was missing,…
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This 71-Year-Old Runs 100-mile Races, Directs KEYS100 Ultramarathon

With 100-mile, 50-mile and 50-kilometer ultra race distances, and the option of a six-runner, 100-mile team division, the KEYS100 is not for the faint-hearted. The course for the 10th annual KEYS100 on May 20 and 21 spans from Key Largo to Key West (for those running the 100-miler). The shorter 50-miler…
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Enjoy Elegant Dining at the 5th Annual Ultimate Chefs' Dinner

Normally when you experience fine dining, your meal is dictated by the head chef's style and preferences. No one's complaining about fine dining, but the fact remains that your meal is guided by just one executive chef. But at the Ultimate Chefs' Dinner at the Yacht and Racquet Club of Boca Raton…