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Plastic Pandemonium

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Rocktoberfest Hits Downtown Abacoa

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Delray’s Arts Warehouse

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The Plastic Problem and What We Can Do About It By Darien Davies Does anyone get the feeling like they are drowning in a sea of plastic? If not, take a look at your beach and you can almost guarantee that within a few feet you’ll spot some straws, cigarettes (that’s another issue!), plastic cups …

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Get Ready to Rock Saturday, September 29 by David Rolland Last year Downtown Abacoa deicded to put a hard rocking spin on Oktoberfest with Rocktoberfest. Everyone had so much fun they decided to double down and hold a second annual Rocktoberfest this Saturday, September 29. Starting at 2 p.m. the free event will start rocking …

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Don’t Call It A Comeback By Darien Davies What was once a 15,000 square foot warehouse just on the outskirts of the downtown district has now been transformed into arguably the hippest and most forward-thinking art destination in Delray. The CRA’s Arts Warehouse is located in the Pineapple Grove Arts District and technically opened in …

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Boynton’s First Brewery Brings A Major Upgrade Due South Brewing Company has opened up its newly renovated taproom to the general public. The Boynton Beach based production brewery is excited to finally share this new space with the community. Spearheaded by Lake Worth’s Gen-X Construction Inc., the brewery’s new space took just over four months …

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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by Hannah Deadman Photos: Melanie Bell Over 1000 onlookers gathered on Juno Beach Tuesday, Dec. 27 to bid farewell to loggerhead sea turtle “Nicklen,” who was released into the Atlantic after two months at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Nicklen was found last October floating in the Jupiter Inlet near DuBois Park with numerous barnacles covering the …

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Over 500 conservation-minded individuals gathered on October 28 at PGA National Resort and Spa for Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s announcement of its 2016 Blue Awards winners.  The winners are: Eleanor Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award went to Louie Psihoyos, Executive Director of the Oceanic Preservation Society Blue Business of the Year went to Palm Beach County Parks …

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The Controversy Continues As Press Dies Down You’ve seen the news.  Green slime clogging inlets in Stuart.  Dark brown flumes of water in our ocean.  Once pristine beaches threatened.  Reporters from CNN getting so grossed out they can barely hold it together.  Fish kills.  Tourists and other visitors going back home, or to a different …

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by Paul Christopher of Gravity + Oxygen Fitness Photos by Carl Dawson These healthy tidbits of advice from Paul Christopher, co-owner of Gravity + Oxygen Fitness in Boca Raton, are can’t miss suggestions to help you make the most of your summer season. Whether you follow each one of these just a little or follow …

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It’s not often one discovers a company that can boast of transforming and making us rethink the way we use an everyday product. How many testimonials just from the daily act of washing our hands brim with the words, “love, love,” and are followed by one more “love” for appropriate, even measure? Introducing Florida Salt …

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Where Business Becomes Family by Cash Lambert Photos by Ben Hicks On Ocean Blvd (A1A), next to a tiny sect of land known as Briny Breezes, sits a piece of history within the community. But the property isn’t a museum, and it doesn’t require payment for admission. The exterior of Nomad Surf Shop, the oldest running …

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The Brewhouse Gallery is absolutely one of the coolest places in our area.  Wonderful art, all of it local, fills every inch of wall space.  The craft beer area is superb with a great vibe and a wide range of selections.  Local singer-songwriters and musicians occupy the stage, which is surrounded by antique and vintage …

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We’ve all seen social media posts with a variation of “We live where you vacation.” Look, we have it pretty darned good here, and while some friends will hate us as they freeze their butts off up north or are landlocked nowhere near the beach, they can’t deny the truth of that statement. So what’s wrong …

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A gem in the heart of downtown Delray Beach, the Delray Beach Children’s Garden was built with the help of local civic leaders, landscape designers, horticulturists, and most importantly by kids and community neighbors that will learn from and support it for years to come.  The long-anticipated Grand Opening is Sunday, January 3. The vision …

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