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Conquering Covid: Crazy Uncle Mike’s

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Michael Goodwin in front of Crazy Uncle Mike's in Boca Raton

Crazy Uncle Mike’s: More Brews, Less Blues By Darien Davies You’re on the rise, your business is a success, your future is bright, and then WHAMO. A virus spreading worldwide throws a wrench in your plans. “We opened in 2019 and the first year we established ourselves as a live music venue with a scratch …

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Nomad Surf Shop in Boynton Beach

How Nomad Surf Shop Is Adapting To Coronavirus  by Sean Gordon The iconic Nomad Surf Shop, located on Ocean Blvd (A1A) in Boynton Beach has been a mecca of surf culture on the East Coast since 1968. The shop has been owned and operated by the Heavyside clan for generations, and in that time, they …

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Quibi App by The Atlantic Current

We Downloaded Quibi, So You Don’t Have To by Alexis Paige   As someone with a pretty — okay, very — short attention span, I thought Quibi was going to be my new go-to app. Finally caving in to their YouTube pre-roll ads, I was ready to be amazed and binge everything. Because, well, you …

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 Boca Save Our Beaches Encourages Community Cleanups by Nile Fortner Photos: Boca Save Our Beaches Armed with bags, gloves, litter pickers, hand sanitizer, and a strong sense of purpose, communities have gotten to work cleaning streets, yards, parks, and other green spaces during the Coronavirus pandemic. The volunteers include young students, stay-at-home parents, and environmentalists …

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Meditating with Apps

Ease Your Mind with These Meditation Apps by Alexis Paige Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. Now, I’m willing to bet that you read without taking a single breath. Meaning this article was written with you specifically in mind. Due to the current climate, we’re all experiencing heightened levels of stress and anxiety. And that’s saying a …

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At Home Workouts

Work out at-home with these virtual fitness classes by Alexis Paige If there’s anything we all could use right now it would be endorphins. You know, the happy hormones. The only thing that makes coming out of the gym all sweaty and sore totally worth it and making you crave more.   Unfortunately, COVID-19 has shut …

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Video Conferencing Tips

By Alexis Paige It only took a pandemic for the meeting loving individuals to be forced to put information into an email. But, that won’t stop other meetings from happening! If you’re fortunate enough to still have your 9-to-5, side hustle, or anything in between, you’ll most likely end up on a Zoom, Hangouts, or …

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Hospitality Helping Hands

Rodney Mayo of Subculture Group Spearheads Aid for Hospitality Workers by Darien Davies  When you’re faced with a crisis and help isn’t happening fast enough, do what Rodney Mayo does. He is being the change he wishes to see, and starting where he knows best: with the power of food. Due to restrictions and regulations …

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by Darien Davies  The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on pretty much every single aspect of every person’s life around the globe. Regardless if you’re sick or healthy, old or young, owner or employee, normalcy has been turned upside down, including peak season business for local restaurants. While most restaurant owners are laying off their employees …

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How to support local businesses graphic

By Darien Davies Let’s call a spade a spade: this coronavirus business is the pits. Not only is there uncertainty about health, but there’s also financial fears, company lows, and personal pitfalls. While this could be a time to retreat into our cans of beans and boxes of Mac and cheese, it’s also a time …

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Crowd of people in Boca Raton mall

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Distancing  By Darien Davies While our day-to-day actions for the past, oh, decades have centered around social interaction, the global environment as of late has called for quite the opposite. But what exactly is social distancing, and how the heck are we supposed to do it? Social distancing is …

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Lucre Skate Shop

Bringing a Fresh and Modern Skate Shop to Pompano Beach By David Rolland Matthew Ricci was on his way to becoming a chiropractor when he started doing the math in his head. “I was going to go deep into debt to save up to do what I really wanted to do,” Ricci said. He then …

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Ring in 2020 at some of the hottest parties in town By Darien Davies New Year’s Eve is right around the corner so it’s time to think on how you want to ring in 2020. Viable options include toasting to the good life in your jammies at home, screaming with hundreds of your local best …

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Crossing for a Cure paddle out

To Inspire Every Breath for Those Who Suffer with Cystic Fibrosis By Darien Davies For Travis Suit, it’s all about fighting for the cystic fibrosis community and families. He feels that he owes everything to all of the “CF Warriors” who have come and gone, fighting every day, for the future of cystic fibrosis. This …

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Arilton Pavan of Dixie Divers in Deerfield Beach

Dixie Divers Spearheads World’s Largest Underwater Cleanup at Deerfield Beach Pier 633 Divers Removed More Than 2,500 Pounds of Trash in 2 Hours By David Rolland Photos: Snap Photography and Cinema  When asked how he got the idea for a world record trash removal, Arilton Pavan, the owner of the Deerfield Beach dive shop, Dixie …

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Team Responsible for Giving Back

Bahamian Evacuees Were Welcomed to Driftwood in Boynton Beach for a Homemade Sunday Dinner by Darien Davies Driftwood restaurant owners, Jimmy Everett and Illia Gonzalez, opened their hearts and their kitchen in an effort to feed the stomachs and souls of displaced Bahamians. They closed their restaurant on Sunday, October 6 and welcomed local chefs and …

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Pineapple Grove in Delray Beach

Changing the Climate on Climate Change Through Art Delray Beach has always been the artsy city with a small-town vibe filled with people who simply care. That is why it’s the perfect host for Rise: Climate and Art Weekend, an event that aims to bring awareness about climate change through the arts. Coinciding with the …

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Fright Nights at South Florida Fairgrounds

Inviting all freaks, ghouls and goblins to the South Florida Fairgrounds for a scary good time. By Darien Davies It doesn’t matter if you scream, shriek, screech or squeal. All that matters is you go. Fright Nights is back to provide you with the greatest annual Halloween event that is guaranteed to get you scared …

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In an effort to fill a void, Cash put fingers to keyboard and wrote his first book. Not only is it a major accomplishment for him, it’s a book documenting major accomplishments of children with autism. “I attended Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, studying journalism, from 2010-2014,” said Cash Lambert, 27, author …

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A 1970’S COMMUNITY EVENT MAKES A RESURGENCE IN MODERN FORM By Darien Davies In 1977, South Florida was ground zero to a movement of young athletes who were breaking vertical – literally and figuratively – barriers in the sports of surfing and skateboarding, and welcomed the Inaugural Van Surf and Skateboard Exposition (VSSE) at the …

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Viceland Show “Dopesick Nation” Spotlights The Local Opioid Crisis By Darien Davies Amidst the sparkle and glamour of life in downtown Delray Beach is a heroin epidemic. Happening about a block over in any direction, the situation is both obvious and not obvious at the same time. A new documentary on Viceland, Dopesick Nation, is …

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If you surf or are just a casual fan, you’ve likely visited the Surfing Florida Museum which was originally housed in Delray Beach, and more recently, Lake Park. However, this special place now has new, larger digs at The Warehouse District in West Palm Beach. From an amazing collection of vintage boards to historical photos …

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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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