Sunfest Or Bust: Your Guide To Sunfest 2017

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A new food and beer pairing festival with a brunch theme is headed to Boynton Beach on Sunday, April 30th Known as the Boynton Beach Brunchfest, the event will feature dozens of South Florida breweries — including all four craft breweries based within city limits — featured alongside beer-themed cocktails and breakfast food. Boynton Beach Brunchfest …

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By Darien Davies Photos by Leon Legot Alright, my little festival-goers, it’s finally time to break out your Coachella-like outfit and pluck that daisy flower you’ve been growing all year. SunFest is here, so let’s get weird. Even if you’re new to the music scene or are a veteran of West Palm Beach’s downtown action, …

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Tortuga Music Festival Sets Attendance Record Of Over 100,000 by Alexis Edwards Tortuga Music Festival is one of the most renowned annual events in South Florida. The venue: an amazing stretch of sand that’s in the heart of Fort Lauderdale beach. This years’ conditions: literally perfect. In Florida you never know what you’re going to …

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“Neptune Subterranean is one of my favorite pieces to date because of its overall transformation from beginning to end. Originally, I started layering acrylics on the canvas with another concept in mind, but became busy with a deadline which landed it in the back of my studio closet for years. Fast forward to 2015 and a …

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Farming Gone Modern by Sam Thornhill Tucked away at the end of a long winding dirt road in Boynton Beach farm country lies Natural Nomad Farms. A lean, and mean outfit operated by agricultural enthusiasts Nick Denney, his wife Vanessa, and Jason Hyde. Their focus: to produce high quality niche produce with minimal environmental impact. They employ …

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One Venue, Over 50 Craft Beers, Unlimited Samples Papa’s Raw Bars’ First Ever Craft Crawl Deemed A Success  **Excuse the lack of professional photos. We got caught up drinking beer. These are from Instagram.** by Savannah Sheehan This past Saturday, Papa’s Raw Bar welcomed Spring with their first annual “Hop Before You Crawl” Pub Crawl. …

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by Doug Fairall Papa’s Raw Bar doesn’t skimp on anything.  We know this. Does $40 (pre-sale deal) for unlimited pours from over 25 craft breweries serving up over 50 beers get your attention?   Papa’s Raw Bar, adjacent to Seafood World, the more than 40 year old local hangout and purveyor of outrageously awesome seafood dishes is …

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Thanks a Latte By Darien Davies To say that Subculture’s instant departure was a shock would be an understatement. None of their coffee- and good-vibe-loving customers knew the owners were battling with the landlord over a lease disagreement. But, it looks like it will work out best in the end. So take your espresso and …

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By Sean Gordon At just 18 years old, Zion Wright has become one of the biggest names in the South Florida skateboarding scene. After garnering attention from the popular video series “Florida Daze,” Zion made a life altering decision to take his talent to the sport’s biggest stage: Los Angeles. Young and hungry to pursue …

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Ten Spring Concerts South Florida Can look Forward To by David Rolland Spring is what many in South Florida will consider the most wonderful time of the year. You can still sleep with your windows open – the mosquitoes haven’t begun hatching a hundred thousand eggs – and best of all, it is still music …

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A Look Into Farmer Jay’s Pursuit For Growth  By Savannah Sheehan Photos by Ben Hicks Welcome to the 21st Century. Food is accessible at any hour of the day and a meal can be found for as little as one dollar, but the content of this readily available cuisine is often debilitating to our health. …

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by Tom Greene of Custom Rod & Reel March and April are 2 good months for South Florida fishing. Generally speaking, we’re finished with the cold fronts and the major sailfish bite of the year is probably behind us but they’re still around. Kingfish tournaments are starting and we always hear complaints from fishermen that there’s too …

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With Chef Joey Difinizio of Seafood World What You Need: 1 cup cream 1 cup beer (Weihenstephaner) 1 Pint pasta 1 Pint cheese (cheddar, jack, and mozzarella) 6oz lobster Lobster sauce Panko bread crumbs Parsley (optional) Do This: Cook pasta, set aside Sautee lobster Add beer and reduce by 1⁄4 Add Cream Bring to boil Add lobster …

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Mora Surf Boutique Down to Earth Fashion  By Stella Alves Summer days are meant to be spent on the beach, catching a tan and relaxing. When not on the sand, you can still be sporting fashionable beach wear in style and comfort. Dynamic duo sisters, Romi and Claudia, have reinvented beach fashion to be both …

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Fresh Local Produce, Right To Your Door by Stella Alves With a more health conscious society worried about the quality of the foods we put in our bodies, it’s no wonder that new markets have opened with those needs in mind. One of those marketplaces is Celis Produce, owned and operated by Alex Celis and …

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Fueled by Family Written by Sean Gordon Photos by Ben Hicks  Laura Milone is a 20-year-old professional stand up jet ski racer who lives in Delray Beach. Although she didn’t start racing until she was 13, the sport has been a part of her life for much longer. Laura’s father, who is a skilled mechanic, …

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It was a perfect Valentine’s Day this year, with sunshine, blue skies and a crowd of over 400 people who cheered on sub-adult loggerhead sea turtles Reilly and Mayor Mort last Tuesday, Feb. 14 as the animals made their way to sea. Both turtles received months of treatment, antibiotics and fluids at Loggerhead Marinelife Center …

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What’s in the business for Chef Chad Wyrosdick? by Darien Davies Photos by Ben Hicks Making guests happy one mouthful at a time. He has been in the restaurant business for eight years but has spent the last three years at Papa’s Raw Bar making everything fabulous. He loves that he is a part of …

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Courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool Duo win Brazilian showdown at Swatch Beach Volleyball Fort Lauderdale Major. After five intense days of action on the sun-drenched Center Court, Saymon Barbosa and Álvaro Filho overcame compatriots Andre Loyola and Evandro to win their first tournament together. A 21-14 21-17 victory sealed a memorable few weeks for the …

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 By Darien Davies Picture VolleyGirls, a VIP lounge, live music, local artists, parties, and some of the best up-close-and-personal tennis you’ll ever be privy to. It’s the Delray Beach Open, and you’ve got 10 days full of fun in the sun. Regardless if you’re a tennis novice or familiar with the courts, here are your …

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Courtesy: Red Bull Content Pool Fort Lauderdale’s Nick Lucena and his partner Phil Dalhausser stun Gold Medalists Alison and Bruno in a three-set thriller under Friday night lights while Germany’s Kira Walkenhorst is sent home by Brazilians Barbara and Fernanda. Now that we’ve entered the elimination portion of the tournament no team is safe on …

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On the final day of Pool Play the stakes got higher and the fans came out in droves to witness an epic night match with Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross who survived a match against their Brazilian Olympic foe. Day Three saw the temperature rise on scenic Fort Lauderdale Beach, as furious action erupted …

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World’s Best Beach Volleyball Teams hit the Beach for Day 2 of Fort Lauderdale Major It was a scorcher of a day in Fort Lauderdale, as the world’s top beach volleyball teams headed to the sand for the first day of Pool Play at the Fort Lauderdale Major. As the first event of the Swatch …

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 The Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series made its spectacular return to the beach on Tuesday, starting off the 2017 season with the opening of the Fort Lauderdale Major. As teams headed to the sand for the qualification matches, CEO of the Beach Majors Company Hannes Jagerhofer was on site to launch such a historic premier. …

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Tree house, free house, by the sea house “This is a painting that was painted with a case of wanderlust. It is what I dream about, a place to call home that is surrounded by nature, simple living, with fun waves to play on all day long. This painting features a treehouse built in a …

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Gravel Kings are no stranger to our local music scene, hailing from Fort Pierce with their fresh brand of Americana.  The strength of their sound means they haven’t gotten lost in the SoFlo reggae/tropical/roots scene that seems to dominate our ears, and their long awaited EP “Lure.” is certain to please.  The EP kicks off …

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EAT YOUR HEART OUT by Darien Davies VALENTINE’S DAY: where dreams come true, depending on how good you played your dinner card. If you don’t have access to Boyz II Men and a romantic gondola ride, you’ll need to really wow your significant other with witty conversation and a delicious meal. The latter is covered for you (you’re …

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A Different Kind of Spring Break Ready for a road trip? Our great state is home to some of the most incredible State Parks and fresh water springs anywhere, and the best thing is that each has something unique to offer.  We’re happy to present some of our favorites with bite size info to help …

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Hundreds of craft beer fans united at South Florida brewing staple, Due South Brewery, this past weekend for their annual Trench Day. As usual, the local craft beer family came out to support. The smell of beer and the sight of the expanded due south facility greeted thirsty visitors upon entrance.  Local favorites like Copperpoint, …

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MOMENTUM CONTINUES AT LAKE PARK ARTS DISTRICT Mural fundraising continues which will be capped off with the Back Alley Arts Festival on January 28th The new Lakes Park Arts District, spearheaded by the gang at the Brewhouse Gallery and later by the opening of the Kelsey Theater is in full gear.  Henry Rollins, a (very) …

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