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5 Questions for X-Scream Halloween's Creative Director

This story comes from our September/October 2017 issue. For more content like this, subscribe to the magazine. Written by John Thomason. Photo by Aaron Bristol. There’s nothing frightening about George Colavecchio. In fact, he’s kind of a hippie. In a previous life as a professional…
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The Top 6 Halloween Haunts and Fall Festivals This Month

If there’s one holiday South Floridians know how to celebrate it’s Halloween. And we don’t just dress up the day of. Halloween is one of those holidays that we can get into all month long. There’s something about fall that gets us in the mood for pumpkin (everything), warm colors and gettin’…
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Tim Finnegans Spread the Giving Spirit for Florida Keys Relief

  Last night took me back to the good old days when everyone pitched in to help people who needed it—the days before everything was couched in political terms and all of us were so divided. I was at Tim Finnegans in Delray at a benefit for the Keys hurricane relief—hosted by owner…
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The Best Fall Family Events in Boca and Beyond

It’s that time of year again, Boca moms. I can already smell the pumpkin spice in the air—despite the fact that it’s still a blazing 85 degrees outside. It’s Florida’s version of FALL! Bring on the ankle boots, bales of hay and pumpkin patches because autumn is on its way via fun family events…

This Month: 'Claws for a Cause' at Oceans 234, Rhythm Cafe Wine Dinner

Time to dine at Oceans 234’s ‘Claws for a Cause’ Shake off the last of the fallen leaves from your beachside duds, and head over to Oceans 234 Sept. 24. By the ocean, you’ll be able to attend “Claws for a Cause,” which means enjoying a lobster bake created by Executive Chef William Middleton…
The Boca Raton Tri-Rail station. Photo by Aaron Bristol.
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The Facts About Midtown and Tri-Rail, Remembering Carol Hanson

Midtown in perspective There are meetings today and Wednesday about a second Tri-Rail station for Boca Raton. Discussion of the station likely will lead to a discussion of Midtown. So let’s base the discussion on facts. Begin with the history. In 2009, the city council designated five…
The 2017 Woman Volunteer of the Year nominees. Photo by Munoz Photography.
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Junior League Announces Fashion Designer, Nominees for 30th Annual WVOY Luncheon

You know that time, right after work but before dinner, when restaurants start lighting candles and the sun gives off that golden light? When you leave work just a little early on a Friday to catch happy hour? We know you know it, and at this year’s Junior League of Boca Raton Woman Volunteer…
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7th Annual Shuzz Art Fashion Show a Great Event For a Better Cause

It’s time for one of our favorite South Florida events out there, the Shuzz Art Fashion Show. If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience this event, you can now! This year, the Shuzz Art Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, with a runway…
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Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival Announces 2017 Schedule and New Events

With 14 different events, all your favorite local and celebrity chefs, and lots of food and wine, Dec. 14-17 will be jam-packed for the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival. You'll be able to choose among many food events each day (or just go to them all!). Tickets just went on sale, so your chances…
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,

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 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…