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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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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 …

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 …

by Tom Greene This time of year, and for the next 2-3 months everybody’s chasing the elusive wahoo, and sailfish. The fish are biting and therefore much easier to catch. I’m getting calls from fishermen who say “it’s just too easy”. The bite is so good you can actually predict what you’re going to catch. …

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 …

Cable Wake Rider at Shark Wake Park 561

CABLE WAKE AND AQUATIC WATER PARK PROVIDES FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY By David Rolland Photos: Dante Weston Just like his famous namesake dad did for golf, Greg Norman, Jr. is trying to popularize his sport of choice: wakeboarding. With the June opening of Shark Wake Park 561 in West Palm Beach, Norman hopes to …

South Florida Sunshine Soul By Adam Sheetz Local musician, Jakob Takos, has been bringing good vibes across South Florida with his particular sound of sunshine soul. Bright and beachy, with a tinge of soul and blues and an undertone of folk, Takos has created a unique sound of melodic instrumentation and tight rhythms.  Takos has …

DADA EXECUTIVE CHEF CUT HIS CHOPS AMONG DELRAY BEACH’S FINEST By Nicole Danna Jessie Steele is the new face behind one of Delray Beach’s most beloved restaurants, Dada, but there’s more to the inked-up chef than meets the eye. Steele, 39, is laid-back cool with tattooed arms and a calm, stoic gaze. Over the years, …

Jenny Kiker of Living Pattern painting artwork

The Natural Artist By Darien Davies Photos by Coviello Photo There’s a good chance that when people are checking out their environment, they notice a tree, a leaf, a dog (if they’re lucky!), or a puddle. But, for Jenny Kiker, she notices the living pattern in each piece of the environment. “Making art has been …

Peter Agardy Art

Bringing Art Large Scale By Darien Davies Picture a teenager in school making pages of fish doodles during class instead of actually taking notes. Teacher yells, kid scoffs, notebook closes, opens back up, kid finishes detailed snapper scales. Repeat. That kid is Peter Agardy. Fourth generation Floridian and son of an artist, Agardy always knew …

Carly Mejeur Marine Art

Makes The Ocean Her Canvas By David Rolland Photos by Ben Hicks  Growing up in South Florida, the ocean was always on Carly Mejeur’s mind. The longtime surfer and one-time lifeguard for Palm Beach County Ocean Rescue was unfailingly inspired by the big blue expanse, even if it took a while for her artistic skills …

By Nicole Danna The O.G. The O.G. Delray is today’s new breed of the neighborhood bar. Think nostalgic charm mashed up with an urban cocktail scene and a hearty dose of counterculture. You’ll find this quaint bar located in the city’s fringy SoFa district just south of the Atlantic Avenue hustle. From the original Ms. …

BARTENDER AND CO-OWNER OF SWEETWATER BAR & GRILL AND SAXON IS MAD ABOUT SLINGIN’ DRINKS AND CRAFTING A GOOD TIME By Darien Davies Photos: Ben Hicks  This self-described hospitality “lifer” loves what he does. Whether that means designing the unique drink menu at Sweetwater, helping to make a memorable experience for a diner, or creating …

A lot has happened since 2013 when we featured you for the first time. What have you been up to, personally and professionally? It’s been one hell of a ride since then. In 2014, my dad sold his bike shop business and moved our family to Hoschton, Ga. to be closer to our extended family. …

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 …

A Smokin’ Family Tradition By Adam Sheetz Allow me to introduce you to Anthony Barber, owner and operator of Troy’s BBQ. For the past 23 years, Troy’s has become a landmark for good, quality barbeque in South Florida, and there are now two locations, in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton. The concept first began in …

FERVOR FOR THE G&T AT KAPOW! NOODLE BAR IS HER LIFE-LONG BARTENDING TONIC By Darien Davies If there ever was a mad scientist behind a bar, Angela Dugan is that person. She loves creating, and is so dedicated to the process that she literally starts from the ground up with the end goal always in …

By David Rolland The taco has been a favorite finger food since before Europeans settled in America. Anthropologists found evidence that native people in Mexico were eating tacos filled with small fish centuries ago. In South Florida, we’re continuing this tradition. Here are 10 places serving unique and tasty tacos. CHOLO SOY COCINA Located in …

By Mike Jurewicz Very rarely do we ever get to see evolution take place so quickly that it is viewable in one’s lifetime. The craft beer industry is one of these rare cases. Seemingly every year a new twist or turn is encountered that steers the collective masses through the course. In my 10 years …

SunFest with the Best By Darien Davies You know what summer smells like? SunFest. Well, to be specific, it’s loud music, louder screams, glitter, sweat, beer, grass, suntan lotion and more beer, on repeat. SunFest is back, baby, so plan for music and plan for fun. Regardless if this is your first go at being …

THE MAN BEHIND THE MUSIC AT GUANABANAS AND ROOTS MUSIC, INC. By Stella Alves The producer, guitarist, band manager, event coordinator and recording label head has been sharing his love of music and advocating raw talent for decades. For Matt Cahur, music has never seemed to escape his life, even when he’s off stage. After …

My name is Carly Cristello of Snappin Necks Photography. I am originally from Philadelphia and have been living in South Florida for the last six years. I have been a photographer for three years, specializing in concert photography. I love the energy of the crowds and musicians, which I hope people can feel when they …

KEEPING THE FUNK HOT, HOT, HOT By David Rolland Last summer Haute Tension found the perfect exercise to test their endurance as a band. They would play 31 South Florida shows in 31 days. “It was a challenge to book it until we said there’s no limit to where you can play,” said guitarist Alexandre …

Spinning That Ass, Over and Over By Darien Davies Photos: Ryan Noeker Regardless if you like to tap the drums, slap the bass, or stroke the chords, Artikal Sound System will get you moving in all the right places. The team of multi-faceted musicians blends unique harmonies and mellow melodies with a fat ounce of …

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 …

How did you first start shooting? Ever since I was a little girl I loved drawing, painting, dancing, and acting. If it involved being creative, I was in! I started out with a desire to model and slowly realized I enjoyed being behind the camera even more. I took a photography class in high school …

TYLER LEVITETZ GOES 5150 ON TRADITIONAL CHOCOLATE MAKING By Adam Sheetz Meet the real life Willy Wonka, Tyler Levitetz, the owner and mind behind 5150 Chocolate Co. His creative confections capture the culinary whimsy and charm to which most chocolatiers strive, yet few attain. But just what is it that makes him tick? Let’s find …