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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…

A Change of Scenery—Visiting Georgia's Golden Isles

A change of scenery can do a world of good to change perspective. A visit to Georgia’s Golden Isles, where I am visiting my parents for the holidays, is rich in nature’s spectacular beauty and wildlife. Jekyll Island is a nature lover’s paradise. It is one of Georgia’s protected barrier islands…

The Boca Raton Bowl Returns for its Third-Straight Year

It’s nice to have a college football bowl game right in your back yard, which is what the Boca Raton Bowl offers area residents. In the third year of the game, the team that put the game together has had several years to enhance and adapt the fan experience. It’s on Florida Atlantic’s campus,…
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Free Exercise Class for Teens During the Holiday

Now here’s a way to throw in a little healthy fun for teens who have plenty of off-school time during the holidays. And it won’t cost parents a penny. Chris Blackburn, a performance coach at the Institute of Performance (IHP), is holding a camp for teens from 8th grade to their senior year…

A Quest to Save Manatees: A Trip to Manatee Lagoon

Ninety-eight manatees have been killed in 2016 to date. This is notable since the US Fish and Wildlife Service wants to take them off the Endangered Species List and down-list them to Threatened, and Governor Rick Scott has eased boat speed restrictions in some Florida counties. Keep in mind that…

New Ultimate Frisbee League in Deerfield Beach

CLUBWAKA South Florida announced that registration is open for Thursday night coed ultimate Frisbee. Started in 1998 as the World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA), today’s CLUBWAKA is a U.S. social club providing adult sports leagues, social activities and events. Ultimate Frisbee is new to…

A Trip to Panther Ridge Conservation Center

It’s excruciating to obey the low speed limit on the long road to Panther Ridge Conservation Center. At the same time, it is rather serene gazing at the lush grounds where horses walk, trot and learn how to master their game. It is most definitely horse country out there. Just when you think you’ve…

The Jimmy Connors Tennis Fantasy Experience

I had a chance to speak this afternoon with former No. 1 tennis player Jimmy Connors, who is self described as someone with “passion and fire and not afraid to show it.” While it’s hard for Connors to match the competitiveness that he felt during his run at being the best tennis player in…

A Walk on the Wild Side

I’ve never been one to go on a hike or explore the outdoors much. However, after writing several articles about the plight of African wildlife, my dad asked why I was not focusing on the wildlife in my own backyard. I grew up in western Pennsylvania where wildlife consisted of deer gracefully walking…

Highlights: Miami Dolphins Beat the San Diego Chargers

Ryan Tannehill hits Kenny Stills for 39-yard TD. Jay Ajayi bursts free for 40 yards. Ryan Tannehill beautiful 18-yard pass to Damien Williams. Cameron Wake and Mario Williams sack Philip Rivers. Ryan Tannehill drops a dime to DeVante Parker. Kiko Alonso seals the…

Halloween Stand Up Paddle in Delray

Get dressed up for Halloween and join the folks at Drop in Surf Shop, in Delray Beach, for the first Halloween Paddle Out, stand up paddle (SUP) event. That’s Saturday, October 29, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the north end of Delray’s beach. Bring your paddle board if you have one. Drop in Surf Shop…