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If you are like most SoFlo reggae enthusiasts you’ve had this date marked on your calendar for a long time. On Sunday, October 9 reggae vibes will fill our salty air as 8 bands take the Guanabanas stage for a daylong celebration. This year marks the 4th year for this much-anticipated event. Bands include Through …

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 …

A Peek Into The Flavors And Culture of Brazil by Savannah Sheehan Photos: Kelly Coulson A1A fosters a multitude of restaurants, bars, stores and of course, the ocean. Choosing a place to eat poses a challenge for most people, especially with so many options available. Located on 2nd Street off A1A in Deerfield Beach, Barracuda Seafood Bar & …

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 …

New music from one of South Florida longest-running bands by Dana Krangel Photos by Jack Bates In an area full of new music, it’s the bands that endure the test of time that go on to define our music culture here in South Florida. Creating original music as a band for a whopping 14 years, …

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 …

Not Your Mama’s Sandwich Shop by Savannah Sheehan A fairytale story, two love birds dreaming of a place to call their own in which he cooks and she bakes, all for the friendly faces of Deerfield Beach. Years later, that dream became a reality, but not without hard work and long hours. The Sticky Bun, located …

Deadheads Descend On Guanabanas in Jupiter In Celebration Of Jerry Garcia’s Birthday—Sunday, July 31 July 31 will be a day to celebrate one of music’s most influential artists ever.  Jerry Garcia, the bespeckled founder, guitarist, and spiritual leader of The Grateful Dead left us too early in 1995, and Guanabanas is throwing the party of all …

Saltwater Brewery Jumps Into Eco Friendly Edible Packaging By Doug Fairall It’s the environmental story that’s been rocking the nation over the month of May: Delray Beach’s Saltwater Brewery is working with manufacturers on producing carrying rings for a six-pack of beer that’s made of organic byproducts of the brewing process. Earlier this year, the …

Past to Present South Florida’s action sports wunderkind has accomplished more in his respective industry than arguably anyone his age. So how did Noah Flegel reach such high podiums?  by Cash Lambert Photos by Ben Hicks Is there any type of board that you haven’t seen Noah Flegel riding? Ask both members and fans of the wakeboarding community about the …

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 …

From Coast to Coast: La Panza Latin Bistro Brings Peru to Deerfield Beach by Savannah Sheehan Hailing from Lima, Peru, Rodolfo Mendieta spent his life traveling the coast of Peru in search of surfable waves and authentic, masterfully prepared cuisine. As a young boy, Rodolfo would watch TV, “We only got three channels…the only one worth watching was …

Local Craft Veteran Leads Copperpoint Brewing To Prominence  by Doug Fairall Photos by Ian Jacob Award winning beers don’t just appear out of thin air. They’re made with skill, brewed the hard way, by people who know the art and science of brewing. South Florida’s craft beer scene has expanded rapidly over the years, and some may …

Jack Of All Trades, Master Of The Josper by Savannah Sheehan Photos: Nathan Hamler Upon entering 13 American Table, a rustic coziness embodies the restaurant. This sensation of familiarity and comfort is translated in the simple yet elegantly refined fare that is mastered and served by Chef Anthony Fiorini. Being raised in a household of people who …

by Dana Krangel Photos: Jack Bates No questions necessary, it’s obvious that Jupiter’s The Helmsmen are growing up. Last year’s The Homework EP was just the start and these guys have taken a crash course in being a band with an emphasis on working as a team. The result is an intermediate graduation in their …

Pouring Old School at Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest by Doug Fairall Downtown Delray Beach was alive a bit more than usual this past Friday May 14 as the Delray Center for the Arts put on their annual Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest in the midst of Old School Square. Warm and pleasant spring weather …

by Savannah Sheehan Photos: Kelly Coulson A burger a day keeps the doctor away? That isn’t the most sound advice, but after indulging in a ‘Tucker Duke’ you’ll hope that is how the saying goes. It isn’t an everyday occurrence to walk into a restaurant in Niceville, Florida where the owner is Brian Cartenuto– two …

About The Photographer As a child, Perrin James Franta was an adventurer. Growing up in Pompano Beach, Florida, Perrin would rally up his friends and search in between mangrove roots, get lost in the Everglades, explore tide pools, and of course, swim the warm Atlantic Ocean. As an adult, adventure is a theme that’s deeply …

Stick toYour Roots: How Roots Shakedown Stay Way Above Water by Dana Krangel Photos: Shaye Babb In an ocean of reggae bands that were born by the ocean and play music on that ocean (when they aren’t surfing on it), it can be hard to stand out. There may be a shortage of perfect days to wear your …

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 …

Due South Brewing Co. has announced an expansion of their current facility, annexing 12,000 additional square feet of the adjacent bay.  Combined, Due South will total over 27,000 square feet. Open to the public since 2012, Due South has always had a production focus.  The current tap room continues to shrink as the need for …

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 …

By Doug Fairall Photos by Jack Bates Some brewers rise meteorically out of the home brewing shadows to become the shining darlings of the craft beer scene. Others work methodically through years of experience to hone and refine their artistry, letting their wisdom accumulate slowly, over time. Twisted Trunk Brewing was founded by one of …

By Cash W Lambert Photos by Ben Hicks In the heart of Deerfield Beach lies a quiet, calm lake that can instantaneously explode with excitement and flair and energy, as helmet and lifejacket-clad adrenaline junkies ramp towards the sky and somersault down to the earth, all in the name of wakeboarding. Not to mention doing …

By Savannah Sheehan Photos by Kelly Coulson Over the last eight years the Funky Buddha Brewery brand has gained recognition throughout South Florida, and their reputation has permeated throughout the entire craft beer world. Originating in Boca Raton, Funky Buddha Lounge and Brewery quickly gathered a following, resulting in Owner Ryan Sentz seeking a space that would …

Passing the Paint by Cash W Lambert Photos: Ian Jacob South Florida’s Sarah LaPierre, whose seascapes have flooded the art scene in South Florida, attributes a portion of her rapid rise to something other than artistic creativity While it’s often the topic of study by academia and sociologists, there’s still no definitive answer to the …

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 …

Feeling and Painting Electric by Cash W. Lambert Photos by Ben Hicks You’ve seen Anthony Hernandez’s paintings and you’ve seen his murals. Look close enough and you can even spot his Cuban roots. But what you can’t see is that his motivation is tied to a certain gratefulness, and here’s why that’s reflected in every work. It’s 1pm …

The Many Layers of Craft By Doug Fairall Photos by Ben Hicks Boca Raton is known across the country as a retirement getaway, a place where Jerry Seinfeld’s fictional parents move to during his iconic sitcom. But beyond the stereotypes of Hollywood lies a vibrant city full of diverse demographics, a wintry influx of transplants and seasonal …