Sports and Recreation Articles

The Sea Emperor Wreck, AKA "Aqua Zoo." Photo provided by Nikole Heath.
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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…
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Anti-Bullying Martial Arts Class Free for Local Kids

Bullying is a scary thought for kids, parents and grandparents. I know that, as a grandparent, I’d like to do something to help my grandson feel less vulnerable and more empowered in school. Well, here’s an idea. And it’s free. The Institute of Human Performance (IHP) is offering a free anti-bullying…
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Delray Gym 'Beyond Fitness' Fighting Parkinson's with Punches

The gym offers fitness classes for kids with disabilities and adults with Parkinson’s.  I get lots of press releases about how to get fit in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, but this news was something I hadn’t yet seen. Beyond Fitness, a Delray Beach-based gym that focuses on fitness for…
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The Eagle That Ended the 2017 Allianz Championship

How Scott McCarron Won This Year’s Top Prize As the golfers roved along the sprawling green, they were followed by a whispering legion of pastel fans resembling Easter eggs—women dressed in pink and green Lilly Pulitzer wrap dresses, men in varying shades of blue T-shirts and khaki shorts. Swing…
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Healthy Heart 10K and 5K Run Will Get Your Heart Pumping

  It’s almost time to lace up for the Saturday, Feb. 25 Healthy Heart 10K (6.2 mile) or 5K (3.1 mile) Run in Boca Raton. Start time for both distances is 7:15 a.m. at Spanish River Park. The courses will take runners along scenic A1A. There will be free parking the morning of the…
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Cheryl Ladd in Boca Raton for Allianz Championship

Former “Charlie’s Angels” actress Cheryl Ladd was introduced to golf in the 1980s when her Scottish husband, author Brian Russell, convinced her to play the Rancho Park golf course one sunny Saturday morning in California. “I looked at him like he was from Mars because he had never played…
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How Coach Karli Heimbecker is Strengthening Lynn's Golf Program

It's a family away from home When Helen Kreuzer arrived in Florida in early January she was stunned. Instead of snow falling through the air like it was in Bensheim, her hometown in Germany,  palm fronds swayed in the breeze. The 18-year-old was in a new city, Boca Raton, and embarking on new chapter…
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Why FAU's Basketball Team Will No Longer Wear Headphones at the Airport

Coach knows best. Michael Curry was working in his office in the basketball arena when he heard the news. A gunman had opened fire in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Five people were killed; a dozen more were injured. The mass shooting on January 6 stunned people across the…