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How To Save Money and Spend Smarter During COVID-19

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Ways To Prepare For Florida’s 2020 Hurricane Season

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Conquering COVID: Mora Surf Boutique in Deerfield Beach

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Making a Difference With Delray Non-profit Community Greening

Community Greening simplifies environmentalism on a local level. By Kayla Ziadie   Saving the environment one tree at a time is part of Community Greening’s daily mission. Since 2016, the Delray Beach-based urban forestry nonprofit has planted 4,565 trees with more than 3,600 volunteers in seven cities. Co-founder Mark Cassini said Community Greening sparked from …

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Small business owners open up about lessons learned amid COVID-19. By Darien Davies   As a normal human being, living through the coronavirus pandemic is hard enough. You’re trying to juggle keeping a job or finding a job, masking up, staying safe and sane in a socially-distanced world, and figuring out how to move forward. …

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Home Garden Tips With Farmer Jay Pure Organics

By Kayla Ziadie   We’re already nine months into one of the most chaotic years ever. And truth be told, things have been hectic, so we’re overdue in starting that “find a new hobby” resolution. But, hey, there’s no time like the present to discover a new passion that could change your life for the …

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6 Best Places for Live Music in Palm Beach County

By David Rolland   2020 has been a rough go for music lovers. They might have their stacks of vinyl and an infinite content of music on the web, but for an audiophile, there’s nothing like going out to see a live show. Whether it’s to sing along to their favorite song or the chance …

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Things To Do In South Florida COVID-19 Morikami Museum and Gardens

Cure your quarantine cabin fever. By Kayla Ziadie   In case you haven’t heard, we’re five months into an international pandemic, and the delirium of staying home is getting real. Walks around the neighborhood and weekly trips to Publix can only keep a family sane for so long. Fortunately, cases are lowering in South Florida …

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Top 10 IPAs in Palm Beach County

Ten of the best brewskis in PBC. By Nicole Danna   These days, an IPA can be almost anything. Hazy or clear. Dry or juicy. Bold or mellow. Sweet or bitter. Soft or crisp. Piney or fruity. Take your pick — there’s a style, variety, and iteration for nearly every palate preference. The Brewers Association …

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Flagship IPA Due South Brewing Caramel Cream Ale

The lowdown on local breweries’ flagship beers. By Nicole Danna   Due South Brewing Co.’s Caramel Cream Ale is in a class by itself. According to Doug Fairall, the brewery’s marketing director, it’s a beer uniquely situated in its own style category. The brewery’s flagship brew starts off with the clean profile of a standard …

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Papa's Raw Bar Papamigos

When it became apparent that the coronavirus was going to hit the States, no one really knew what was going to happen. For small business owners, and specifically local restaurant owners, the focus went immediately to losing business, what to do with employees, how the hell to survive the year with missing peak season, and …

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Palm Beach County Bars Fight for Business Despite Shutdown Struggles

The owners of Palm Beach County’s booziest spots deep dive into how they’ve stayed afloat amid the madness. By Kayla Ziadie Featured in the Digital Edition   There’s no shortage of bars and breweries in South Florida. Both locals and SoFlo transplants can quench their thirst with craft beers and artisanal cocktails at the turn …

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Local Retail Shops Experience COVID-19's Harsh Impact

Sorry, we’re clothed. By Kayla Ziadie Featured in the Digital Edition   There’s no doubt COVID-19 had a dastardly impact on the economy, especially on local brick-and-mortar businesses that rely on in-person purchases. When the national emergency was announced March 13, most small business owners throughout South Florida had to act fast to make decisions …

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How To Save Money and Spend Smarter During COVID-19

Living through a pandemic isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. By Sean Gordon   The world is facing one of the worst financial crises in history. As many of our nation’s citizens face substantial hardships stemming from pay cuts, furloughs, or lay-offs, finding ways to save extra cash is more important …

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6 Date Ideas For Couples During Quarantine

By Kayla Ziadie   Quarantine isn’t over yet, folks. It’s a sad reality we have to accept for the time being, especially considering Florida is becoming the new COVID-19 epicenter of the world. (Yes, you read that correctly: the entire world.) Most people fall into one of three groups: singletons quarantining alone/with family; in a …

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Preparing for Florida's 2020 Hurricane Season

Important ways to get a headstart on preparing for hurricane season in Florida. By Kayla Ziadie   As quick as it left, hurricane season is finally back. For most Floridians, hurricanes mean block parties, dusting off last year’s shutters and stocking up on copious amounts of beer and hard seltzers (Claw is law, no?).  Despite …

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5 Ways to Cope During COVID-19

Overcoming COVID blues. By Darien Davies   We thought we were in the clear, but 2020 is staying true to its colors and pulling another fast one. Yes, we may have gone a little HAM after South Florida’s Phase One restrictions were loosened, and yes, we may have been a little too happy to temporarily …

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Mora Surf Boutique in Deerfield Beach

Mora Surf Boutique comes back to life post-quarantine. By Kayla Ziadie   Nestled in The Cove Plaza in Deerfield Beach is Mora Surf Boutique, a colorful shop notorious for its surfer aesthetic and free spirit feel.  A beachy chic, bohemian heaven, Mora attracts tourists and locals alike with its handmade swimwear, women’s clothing, accessories and …

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Beyond “Black Panther”: Comic Creator and Educator Jeff Carroll Encourages Ethnicity and History Beyond the Pages By Nile Fortner   Even though Black people have been portrayed in comics since the medium’s beginnings, their portrayals are often the subject of controversy. The integration of Black characters in mainstream and superhero comics has endured various obstacles, …

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Quarantine: Love to Hate it, Hate to Love it By Darien Davies   Admit it: We thought it was the end of the world when quarantine was first instated. Wait, what? You mean I have to stay inside and avoid all social contact with the outside world? Nope, hard pass.  Now that we’re (hopefully) out …

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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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