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1909: Culture for Creators

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Due South Brewing: Navigating the Pandemic

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1909 in West Palm Beach

by Danielle Casey, Co-Founder of 1909 Our members, once lovingly-dubbed as “a group of rabble-rousers,” defy the societal norms that self service and materialism will one day lead them to happiness. We, as a collective of forward-thinking creators, recognize and embrace the various forms of wealth – including health, relationships, time and values. 1909 was …

Due South Brewing Co.

A Local Brewery’s Year In Staying Above Sea Level by Doug Fairall – Brand Manager at Due South What started as a typical year turned into, as no surprise to anyone, anything but typical. Every plan for the year was thrown out the window in a few short weeks. Our story isn’t unique in this …

Birdie Floral Truck

Flying the Coop to Land Dreams by Darien Davies “I am not a florist by any means but I’ve ALWAYS loved pop-ups, flea markets and community type events. (Yes, I am that annoying friend in the group chat begging people to come with me to a local event every weekend – haha!) I would go …

Farmer Jay

by Jason McCobb A.K.A. Farmer Jay I think nowadays people‘s perception and intentions with landscaping are changing, and now, more than ever, they need to be. I know first and foremost everyone wants an aesthetically pleasing landscape, but what are some other factors to consider? In order of importance, I consider these the top three …

A new way to surf is coming to Florida thanks, in part, to the artificial wave.

The Juice Stop In Jupiter Spreads the Love With Organic Eats

Açaí you at The Juice Stop. By Kayla Ziadie   When it comes to freshly made organic eats, The Juice Stop in Jupiter has all the goods. The juicery-eatery recently opened on Indiantown Road in July. And while it has experienced success over the past two months, it didn’t come without more than a year’s worth …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

 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 …

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 …

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 …