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Ocean Breeze Presentation Today, Delray City Manager Out-of-Staters

What to do with Ocean Breeze? Some things will be clearer this afternoon after the Boca Raton City Council hears a presentation on the former Ocean Breeze golf course. Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District Director Art Koski will tell the council that the National Golf Foundation recommends…
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Dolphins Tread Water Against Woeful Jets Amid National Anthem Debate

And we’re back for the second half. #MIAvsNYJ pic.twitter.com/OcPuufKAoS — Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) September 24, 2017 written by Ian Hest It was a beautiful, diving touchdown catch from Devante Parker as time expired in the game. It was also entirely meaningless. The 20-7…
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Last Minute Drama Leads Miami Dolphins to Win in Opener

by Ian Hest The Miami Dolphins might have been a week late opening their NFL season due to Hurricane Irma, but they were anything but weak late in their first game. Cody Parkey put the Phins out in front 19-17 on a 30-yard field goal with just over a minute left to play against the Los Angeles…
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The Boca Interview: Lane Kiffin

This is an excerpt of an interview in our September/October 2017 issue. For more stories like this, subscribe to the magazine.  One of college football’s most controversial coaches gets a fresh start at FAU Written by ALLISON LEWIS Photos by JASON NUTTLE Lane Kiffin has one of the…
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After Irma, I'm Ready for a "Not So Scary" Halloween This Year

Mamas, I’ve been scared enough during the month of September to last me a lifetime. Between Hurricane Irma—and well HURRICANE IRMA—I’ve decided there shall be nothing scary about Halloween for my family next month. I’ve reached my quota. That's why we'll be celebrating a fun and festive…
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How To Tailgate Like a Pro With Smokin' Ray Rutenis

This video is part of our "Parking Lot Party" story in the September/October 2017 issue. For more content like this, subscribe to the magazine.  Smokin' Rays Short Rib Sliders Yield - 1 dozen sliders, prep - 4.5 hours, tailgate - 10 minutes 4 lbs. short ribs of beef 4 tbsp. SmokinRays®…
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Florida Panthers’ Aaron Ekblad to Gay Athletes Scared of Coming Out: "Don't Be Afraid."

The world of hockey is ultra-masculine. Big egos, macho attitudes and "boys will be boys" aggression all come with the sport. That said, when 21-year-old Aaron Ekblad, the 6’4” defenseman and alternate captain for the Florida Panthers, appeared in a Nike commercial promoting LGBT pride in…
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Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight Signals Shifting Preferences in South Florida

Written by Ian Hest The tall, cavernous walls echo with every strike. In this gym, the roar of the crowd is only deafening inside the mind of the two fighting. A single voice is all that’s really heard. “Watch your feet. Step. Step.” the voice calls, a calming presence in a chaotic situation. “Switch!” That…
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5 South Florida Diving Spots Worth Taking the Plunge

Whether snorkeling or scuba diving is second nature or a brand-new hobby, there are plenty of sites across South Florida for everyone—and a chance to explore life beneath the Atlantic Ocean. Here’s our summer dive list to get you started. Blue Heron Bridge at Phil Foster Park Voted “Best…
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Who Will Be The Next Boca Raton Bowl Idol? You Decide!

Absolutely nothing, I repeat, *nothing* is like a college football game in Florida. The crazy tailgating, team rivalry, unbearable heat and excessive beer add up to unforgettable college experiences. (Note: The amount of beer you consume on college game day might make you forget the experience.) Right…
The Florida Panthers' Michael Haley helps a Learn To Play participant sign a mock contract to the hockey team. Photo provided by the Florida Panthers.
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Florida Panthers Aim to Teach, Make Hockey Accessible to Local Youth

The Florida Panthers’ Michael Haley helped initiate kids into the world of ice hockey last weekend. Haley was part of the team’s Learn To Play program, which invites local children to get fitted into gear and sign mock contracts to join the big leagues. During Sunday’s event, which took…
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Boca Mom Talk: Stellar Summer Camps for Every Kind of Kid

2017 Summer Camp Picks What I wouldn’t give to head off to summer camp this June. Kids don’t know how good they have it. Fun activities, color wars, campfires, s’mores! Camp is the best! Some campgrounds are even capitalizing on parents’ nostalgia by launching adult summer camps complete with…
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Where the Fakawi? Ride Your Bike Through Who-Knows-Where Next Month

  The Fakawi Gravel Grinder is the annual mountain bike ride that takes local riders off-road to see remnants of Old Florida. The 50- and 30-mile routes meander through networks of levees, horse trails and abandoned farm roads. This year’s event starts at 8 a.m., Sunday, May 21, at Markham…
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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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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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Running For a Cause in the Run From the Rays 5K

Samy Goldfarb was diagnosed with melanoma 15 years ago, when he was only in his early 30s. His father also had melanoma, which was detected early, and his father’s twin sister died from the skin cancer. It runs in the family. But for two years, Goldfarb has participated in a different kind…
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How to Give Out-of-Towners the Quintessential Florida Experience

Experiencing the Florida Everglades with family January to April in Boca Raton is what I have affectionately dubbed “houseguest season” for my family. My friends and in-laws travel down south in droves to escape the cold and enjoy Boca’s enviable winter weather. I’ve discovered that having…
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How You Can Help Loggerheads During Sea Turtle Awareness Month

March is Sea Turtle Awareness Month, and the staff at Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center are working hard to educate the public about the dangers of single-use plastics on our beaches. Out in the open ocean many sea turtles struggle to survive amid the plastic that pollutes…
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Why Crowds Flock to Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Releases

With a crowd of more than 400 people cheering around them, Mayor Mort and Reilly scuttled across the warm powder-like sand of Juno Beach. As they drew closer to the ocean, the briny foam of the ocean teased their beaks. With an abrupt toss of the waves—and roar of applause from the spectators—the…
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Free Yoga This Weekend at Delray Marketplace Amphitheater

Local yoga instructor and physical therapist Bea Gruman will be teaching a free yoga class at the Delray Marketplace Amphitheater, at 14851 Lyons Road, Delray Beach, Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m. The event, called Yoga in the Park, is for all levels of yoga experience. People only need to bring…