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National chatter, the #lanetrain, a conference championship and a bowl win.  by Steven Gonzalez    Photos: FAU Athletics Late in November of 2016, the Florida Atlantic University Owls football team completed their third season under head coach, Charlie Partridge. One day following a third consecutive three-win season, Partridge was let go and the Owls began …

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by Tom Greene of Custom Rod & Reel I really, really enjoy fishing this time of year.  It’s neither too cold or too hot, the ocean has some relatively rough days, and we have offshore winds from the cold fronts that are blowing through, but in our immediate area (Boca, Deerfield, Lighthouse Point) we get …

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Delivering The Food and Being The Good by Darien Davies Photos: Ben Hicks If you haven’t heard about Delivery Dudes, you’re either living under a rock (where they can still deliver to, by the way) or are starving. Delivery Dudes is the local, and now non-local, restaurant delivery service that brings your favorite foods directly …

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The Real Foodie Photographer by Darien Davies Photos: Libby Volgyes You might think that being a food photographer is all glamour. Who wouldn’t? You’re surrounded by food all day. But, that’s not entirely the case. “The story of my husband’s life right now is being surrounded by gorgeous food that he’s rightfully suspicious of,” said …

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The Man Behind Lake Park’s Arts District by David Rolland Photos: Ian Jacob “Lake Park used to be called Kelsey City. It was named after an arts patron, Harry Kelsey. A hundred years ago, it’s where people in Palm Beach used to go to party,” AJ Brockman explained. Brockman as the owner of The Brewhouse …

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Grace’s Fine Foods Lay Down Roots In West Palm Beach by Savannah Sheehan Photos by Libby Volgyes  Meat. The vast majority of us eat a variation of meat at least once a day if not up to three times daily. Meat comes in all forms, sizes, flavors, textures, and so on; however, do we know …

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Trackside at Art Basel: Local Artists Given the Exposure of a Lifetime by Savannah Sheehan Viva la Miami! A city renowned for its quick progression in culture, dining, entertainment, and art. The latter creative is exercised ten fold every year around this time with the recurrent emergence of Art Basel. Established in 2002, Art Basel …

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Owner Albert Poliak On Six Years Of Providing Live Music by David Rolland Photos: J. Skolnick These days, The Funky Biscuit often has a packed house to see national touring acts or local favorites. However, owner Albert Poliak says that wasn’t always the case. Growing up in Washington D.C., Poliak was used to having lots …

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Kapow and Dubliner Are Back With A 12 Hour Movember Extravaganza  By Darien Davies (Everyone.) You might get lucky at this event considering you’ll be privy to the highest concentration of mustaches in Palm Beach County on one night. So mark your calendar because it’s getting all Movember up in here. Kapow! Noodle Bar and …

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It’s All In The Details by Darien Davies According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, approximately 1.4 billion pounds of trash enters the ocean per year. Guess how it leaves. It floats to our beaches or ends up in the bellies of our favorite reptiles, mammals and fish. Although it may seem like a …

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by Tom Greene of Custom Rod & Reel I recently chatted with a friend of mine, Bouncer Smith, one of the most renowned fishermen in South Florida about the best times of the year to fish and he said “I love the November and December timeframe for fishing!” The water starts to clear up from …

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Shaping A Career of Passion and Stoke by Savannah Sheehan Mass production, large retailers, and online shopping leave the consumer with instant gratification but little background knowledge on the product. Imagine being in-the-know of the entire process of creating something you want and customizing it to your every whim. Grass-roots operations do still exist and …

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Since Jamie Foy departed from his home in Deerfield Beach, he’s racked up a host of sponsors and continued making a name for himself in the industry. Most notable was his jaw dropping appearance on Thrasher Magazine’s King of The Road, which led him to pro status with the Deathwish team. Recently, we caught up …

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Jupiter Based Band Is Tighter Than Ever by David Rolland Photos by Imani Givertz  When The Atlantic Current last spoke with the fve men who make up The Helmsmen, the Jupiter based band had just released their debut EP in a genre of music they touted as “island indie.” Since then, the line-up of lead …

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West Palm’s Newest Hub For All Things Cool by Stella Alves West Palm Beach is expected to have a new up and coming hotspot later this year. Warehouse District, just a bike ride away from City Place, is where old warehouses have been given a new purpose. After the location received a well-needed renovation, while …

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Six Restaurants To Get To By Boat by Darien Davies Why dine inside when you live on a peninsula? Thankfully, my good matey’s, you don’t have to. The Intracoastal is our eastern version of I-95, where you trade the traf c for a little wake action. If you’re new to the boat life, or just …

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South Florida Businesses Come Together to Help Local Marine Ecosystems by Stella Alves  If you’re a beach lover, you’ve most likely heard of the race to save our ocean’s coral reefs. Critical for the survival of many marine species, reefs are often damaged by vessel groundings and anchoring, or are dying due to warm water …

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“Creating this image was as much about luck and being in the right place at the right time as it was the actual technical part of capturing the image. My girlfriend and I started walking the beaches in early June checking the nesting dates on the rst turtle nest of the season. We knew things …

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Sound Waves and Ocean Swells Brett Staska Proves That Passions Can Pay The Bills by Savannah Sheehan Photos by Kevin Flett Is “Living the Dream” really as easy as it seems? Brett Staska seems to think so, or rather, is doing exactly that. Florida native, Brett Staska, has made a name for himself in the …

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Makin’ The Bacon Bacon Boxes’ Logan Rae and Kimmie Hruda Share The Love by Darien Davies Photos: Libby Volgyes Flowers are overrated, luncheons take too long, and you can’t eat a Hallmark card. Introducing Bacon Boxes – a gift that is also tasty. Logan Rae and Kimmie Hruda, ages 22 and 29 respectively, created the company after delivering a bacon …

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AVOIDING ARREST, GOING LEGIT AND FORMING A CAREER VIA SPRAY PAINT by David Rolland  In the dozen years since Mark Bulks started spray painting, the Jupiter resident has found himself in some tight spots. Painting highways, bridges, and abandoned buildings illegally, or as he’d prefer to term it “without permission,” he’s courted danger and arrest, but only once did he …

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Civil Society Brewing’s Hoppy and Unfiltered Success by Doug Fairall The New Urbanist, and masterfully planned, downtown of Abacoa in Jupiter is not quite where you’d expect to find the new “it” brewery. But then again, stranger things have happened. Civil Society Brewing opened in late 2015, and has racked up interest with its hazy IPAs ever since. …

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Nomad Surf Shop Rolls Out Their Take On A Food Truck by Savannah Sheehan Located on North Ocean Boulevard in Boynton Beach, Nomad Surf Shop knows a thing or two about the surf industry’s longevity. Opening its doors in 1968, Nomad – a family owned and operated surf shop – has proffered all the essential …

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Bigger and Bolder: Subculture Coffee Opens Its New Location in Delray Beach by Savannah Sheehan Along the bustling street of Atlantic Ave in Downtown Delray, Subculture Coffee once stood. The hip, urban-esque area fosters quite a few conceptional businesses with artisan ingredients coupled with a casual, homey ambience. Subculture Coffee opened in 2014 by Rodney …

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by Savannah Sheehan Residents of Palm Beach County can rejoice in the splendor of Asian Fusion cuisine gratis of the recent opening of Kapow Noodle Bar’s second location. On July 20th, the beloved Kapow Noodle Bar (originally located in Mizner Park in Boca Raton) opened its doors in Downtown West Palm Beach off Clematis. For …

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DEAL: Mention The Atlantic Current for 10% OFF your next order! Shake Up the Routine with Surf Shack Subs, Smoothies, and Bowls: Refresh Your Palate Island Style by Savannah Sheehan Nestled alongside Federal Highway in Delray Beach, a new development in bracing, health-conscious fare has blossomed for the public. The tiki-surf vibe and décor envelope …

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From Going Professional At The Age Of 15, To The Rio Olympics In 2016, Lexi Thompson Is Far From Finished by Sean Gordon Photos: Red Bull Content Pool Lexi Thompson got introduced to the game of golf very early in life. She started playing at age 5 in her home town of Coral Springs where …

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Due South Brewing Company will be releasing their Grapefruit Category 5 IPA today on draft and in cans. It will be available in 4-packs to-go from the brewery taproom, and will be available in limited quantities across South Florida and the Tampa Bay area through Brown Distributing. “Grapefruit Category 5 IPA is an exciting addition to …

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Bringing Home The Trophies by Sean Gordon Growing up in his hometown of Deerfield Beach, Sterling Makish was always surfing with his father, Stephen. They started surfing together when Sterling was only 4 years old. “I always had a passion for it and he showed a real love for the water so he took to …

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Fired up about fireworks By Darien Davies Lake Worth is where it’s at for 4th of July. Enjoy music, family fun, food vendors, fireworks and even a raft race. It’s good small-town fun and everyone’s invited. Dates and Info: Star Spangled Band Showcase, July 3, 5 to 10 p.m. The Star Spangled Band Showcase was …

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