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February 5th, 2013

It’s A Beautiful Day in Delray Beach, Florida, Village by The Sea, Palm Beach County…What’s Going On? The 14th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Festival!! Friday, Saturday, Sunday


It has been a gorgeous morning in Delray Beach.  Cooler temperatures in the a.m. with rising ones in the p.m.  I think it is perfect.  Well, wait a minute, I think some of the local residents are cold.  I have seen my share of UGG boots these past few days.  What?  Really, it is true.


The sun rises around 7:02 or so in the morning so I took of for the beach.  It was so quiet.  Just a few others taking pictures.


I think the beach was ready; chairs out, volleyball nets were up, the beach sports rental opens early.




The sea gull going on a scavenger’s hunt, just like in Rehoboth Beach.  Delray Beach reminds me so much of the coastal towns at the Delaware Beaches.  I think that’s why I fell in love with it.  But I do have to thank Marilyn, my friend’s mother, for pointing it out to me about 10 years ago.


On A1A there was no traffic.  Plenty of sidewalk lining the beach for jogging and power walking.


The smell of garlic will be permeating throughout Atlantic Avenue this coming week-end.  Get ready because it is the 14th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Festival.  The event is dedicated to exploring the many health and culinary possibilities of garlic, which there are many.


Garlic Ice Cream?  Or, Garlic Fest Crab Cakes….those will some of the appearances at the festival.

This is also a fundraising event for the non-profit organization, Delray Beach Arts, Inc.  It is for the local non-profit organizations serving education and arts for youth.  More info?  Please visit  Or, you can also call 561-279-0907.


The Garlic Fest will take place on the grounds of the Old School Square, located at 51 N. Swinton Avenue, right at Atlantic Ave.


This is also called the Delray Beach Center for The Arts at Old School Square.  The historic preservation of this “campus” is something the Delray residents are proud of.


The Cornell Museum dates to 1913.  There are exhibits, concerts, and theater.  While you are in Delray, check out the schedule of events by visiting


At the festival there will be plenty of entertainment at the Old School Square Stage.


Garlic Fest Hours:

Friday, 2/8 from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Saturday, 2/9 from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Sunday, 2/10 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Have a great time!!

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April 12th, 2012

What’s Going On? Delray Beach, Florida, Activities, Events, Arts & Entertainment, The Village by the Sea is a Destination, South Florida, Palm Beach County


It really does become a destination; so many things going on in downtown Delray Beach.  So let’s not waste any time and get on with the show.

Thursday, 4/12 – By the time you read this you will probably know that Delray Beach has welcomed its new restauranteur, Zach Erdem.  75 Main Delray has opened and its location is 270 East Atlantic Ave.  The new restaurant will be serving brunch from 10:30 – 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. until 11 p.m., daily.  Tel. 561-243-7975.  Website?

Delray Beach was chosen by Mr. Erdem for his second restaurant because this Village by The Sea is a vibrant coastal community and a destination in itself.  The sister restaurant, 75 Main is located in Southampton, NY.

75 Main Delray is a restaurant and a lounge.  The cuisine? Contemporary American Cuisine with Mediterranean accents.  The “sleek lounge with a sexy vibe” will feature European DJs spinning a blend of house music from 10:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  And…the signature drink?  The 75 Maintini, which will change with the season…Spring brings Stoli Elite and Passion Fruit Juice.

I know Delray Beach has discriminating palates; the town is known for its restaurants.  Can’t wait to try it.


Friday, 4/13 through Sunday, 4/15 – The Delray Affair.  This is the 50th Anniversary for the greatest and most popular Arts & Crafts Show in South Florida.  It is also one of the oldest.  Along Atlantic Ave., over 10 city blocks and side streets, all within walking distance will have vendors, exhibitors, food, and entertainment.

Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Free Admission.  Please visit for all the details, like directions, maps, vendors, exhibitors, rules, etc. etc.

Fridays, Saturdays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – Live Entertainment at The Atlantic Grille located at the Seagate Hotel, at 1000 East Atlantic Avenue.  Tel. 561-665-4900.  Website?


Fridays and Saturdays the entertainment begins at 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 p.m.  Singer and piano player, Orson Whitfield, entertains the crowds.

Tuesday is Doo Wop, which begins at 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Wednesday is called Tropical Wednesdays with Steel Drum Band from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  Then, Orson Whitfield will be entertaining from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Thursday’s entertainment will begin at 7:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. with Orson Whitfield and/or Brooke Eden.

Don’t forget that their Happy Hour starts at 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.


The Atlantic Grille, of course, is open for dinner, as well.


Saturday, 4/14 – Every Saturday morning the Delray GreenMarket opens at 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  It is located South of Atlantic Ave. on SE 4th Ave.  Local produce, baked goods, flowers and music fill the air so early on Saturdays.  April is National Florida Tomato Month, so please check them out…there should be plenty of them.


Saturday, 4/14, Sunday, 4/15, and Saturday, 4/21  –  “Arts Garage is a multi-disciplinary cultural hub for visual artists, musicians, performers, film presenters and arts educators”.  It is located at 180 NE First St.  It is in the ground level parking garage on NE 1st & NE 2nd Sts.  Tel. 561-450-6357.  Website?  You can find them of Facebook and Twitter.


On Saturday, 4/14 at 8 p.m., Grammy nominated Othello Molineaux’s powerhouse performances blend Afro-Caribbean sounds with funky steel drum beats.

On Sunday, 4/15 at 7 p.m. Mad Romance, “one of the most exciting jazz vocal groups in America”!!

On Saturday, 4/21 at 8 p.m. is Jesse Jones, Jr., the Father of  ‘Scat-Hop’ and Miami Jazz Hall of Fame inductee, saxophonist extraordinaire.

Please check their website, for more info. and schedule of events.

Wednesday, 4/18 – Event at Bostons located at 40 South Ocean Blvd. from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Suzanne Boyd of CBS12 Candidate for Woman of the Year by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) South Palm Beach County Chapter, will be the Celebrity Bartender.

She will be raising funds in honor of 4 year old, Ryan Alarcon, from Boca Raton, a leukemia survivor.  His doctors say that without the research done by the LLS, Ryan would not be in remission today.

You can attend the event, you can make a donation by visiting

Suzanne is welcoming your comments at

Cocktails and great auction prizes!!  Live Music by Amber Leigh Band.


Friday, 4/20 – Murder on the Beach is located at 273 Pineapple Grove.  It is a mystery book and entertainment store.  I thought this booksigning event looked interesting and worth saving the date.  Michael Lester, who was the former North Florida Chaplain turned noir novelist will be signing his latest book, Burnt Offerings, at 7 p.m.


For more info. and schedule of events, please call 561-279-7790 or visit


Saturday, 4/21 – Beer Fest at the Old School Square Pavilion and Park.  4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Live Music and Gourmet Food Trucks.


Advance ticket purchase – $30 or $75 for VIP

Tickets at the Gate – $40 or $85 for VIP

VIP includes complimentary food, beer, wine and signature cocktails…other perks, as well.

Please check  Please remember that this is a 21 year old and over event.

And….if you think this is just too much excitement for you and there is no way….then, please, by all means, if it is one of those beautiful South Florida days, head towards the beach.


And relax and watch the Florida lizards.  Cute isn’t it?


Have a great time!!

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March 15th, 2012

What’s Going On? Delray Beach, Florida, Village by the Sea, South Florida, Palm Beach County…Busy little Village


Delray Beach openly invites its visitors to discover Downtown; Night & Day, as they say…eateries, restaurants, outdoor cafes, unique boutiques, galleries, and entertainment…it is the perfect town to unwind.  This week-end you might find it a little crowded…it is that time of the year.

Tim Finnegan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, located on 1725 S. Federal Highway is celebrating not on just one day, but several.  Starting 3/15, there is entertainment, day and night, so stop by.  Website?

Friday, 3/16 – Opening Night -Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, a musical play that celebrates the American Spirit.  Through April 8th at Arts Garage located at 180 NE 1st St.  Time? 7:30 p.m.  Visit or call 561-450-6357 for tickets.  Saturday, 3/17 and Sunday, 3/17, there will be a series of performances, so check the website or call.

Woody Sez “is a joyous, toe-tapping, and moving theatrical concert event that uses Woddy’s words, and over 25 of Woody’s songs to transport the audience….

The Arts Garage is a “multi-disciplinary cultural turf for visual artists, musicians, performers, film presenters and arts educators”.


Friday, 3/16 – Premier Pan American Art Auction Reception – Crane’s Beach House Hotel & Tiki Bar, 82 Gleason St. 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.  Opening Night; Mix & Mingle with collectors and artists outdoors at the poolside tiki bar with live music, cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.  Need more info.?  Please call 561-278-1700 or visit

Saturday, 3/17 – Every Saturday, the Delray GreenMarket opens its doors at 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Local vendors, music and food.  Location? South of Atlantic on SE 4th Ave.

My neighbors shopping with Angelique

My neighbors shopping with Angelique

Saturday, 3/17 and Sunday, 3/18 – The 33rd Annual Hatsume Fair at the Morikami Gardens, located on Jog Rd., celebrates the first bud of spring with live entertainment, art, plant sales and Asian and American food vendors.  11 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. $12 for adults, $6 for children.  For more info. please visit, or call 561-495-0233.


Saturday, 3/17 – A St. Patrick’s Parade to get ready for, at  2:00 p.m. on Atlantic Ave. in Delray…before that, a Pre & Post Party starting at 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Old School Square, located at 51 N. Swinton Ave.  It is the 44th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  This Parade is a non-profit fund raising event. Help support the parade by attending the Pre & Post party at the Old School Square.  There will be beer, food, music, vendors, and marching bands.  More info?  Visit  Or, call 561-279-0907.


A Parade like no other in South Florida…visitors will be descending on this Village by the Sea.  The Parade is an International Tribute to Fire Fighters from around the world with thousands of them traveling to this town to help celebrate.


Saturday, 3/17 – Kevro’s St. Patty’s parade After Party – The Fabulous Fleetwoods Band, followed by Box of Rocks Band! and Big Smoker Cook-Out.  Kevro’s Art Bar is located at SE 2nd Ave. in Delray Beach.  For more info., please visit or give them a call at 561-278-9765.

Sunday, 3/18 – Trash & Treasure Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Old School Square Grounds, under tent.  Someone’s trash is another’s treasure so shop for previously loved items and hand-crafted treasure.  Vendores include local residents, crafters and non-profits.  Have something to sell yourself or your non-profit?  You can rent a 10 x 10 booth for $25.  Space assignments are on a first come, first served basis.  Entry fee must be paid in person by March 16th.  Just go to the Crest Theatre Administrative Office.  They open at 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  The Old School Square is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave.


And, you know what?  The good thing is that you can do as little or as much as you want…..check out the beach!!


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January 14th, 2012

What’s Going On?, Delray Beach, Florida, Activities, Events, Palm Beach County



As I see the temperatures dip into the low 20s I wonder what’s going on in that Village by the Sea on this Holiday Week-End.  You can do as much or as little as you want.  If you are visiting Delray Beach the following is on the schedule.


Out & about in Delray?  Pick up the edition of the new local newspaper, The Pineapple.  It is a free, monthly publication informing visitors and residents what’s going on in The Village by the Sea.  The Pineapple is the perfect name; besides being a crop so long ago grown in town, it is also a symbol of hospitality.


Saturday, 1/14 – The best way to start your Saturday morning is to visit the Delray GreenMarket.  It is located at SE 4th Ave., right in downtown Delray.  It starts at 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  From 12 to 2 p.m. you will enjoy live music as you browse through the Market; from baked goods to seafood to flowers.  Lori Nolan is the GreenMarket Manager.  Her tel. is 561-276-7511.


Saturday, 1/14 and Sunday, 1/15 – From the GreenMarket you can take a short walk east to Veteran’s Park on Atlantic Ave. and the Intracoastal where you will find local artists exhibiting from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  This is a sponsored event by the Delray Beach Art League.  Same time on Sunday.  Artists in the Park is South Florida’s longest running outdoor fine art show and sale.

Saturday, 1/14 – Historic Tour of Delray Beach “Ride & Remember”.  This is a 2 hour bus tour focusing on Delray’s 5 historic districts.  You will be able to get off the bus for a closer look at 3 of the historical sites. It departs at 10 a.m. from the Delray Beach Parking Garage on NE 1st Street and NE 1st Ave.  $15/person  Note:  Tours are offered the 2nd Saturday of each month from Sept. until May.


Saturday, 1/14 – Sidewalk Saturday in Pineapple Park – NE 2nd Ave. from Atlantic Avenue to 4th St. From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. enjoy great shopping, art and fashion.  Over 20 shops open their doors showcasing special offers and trunk shows.  For more info., please call 561-827-2075.


Saturday, 1/14 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday, 1/15 at 2 p.m. – The Two and Only!!  It is the Tony Award Winner for Best Special Theatrical Event.  Jay Johnson is best known for playing the hilariously schizophrenic roles of Chuck and Bob on the classic t.v. comedy “Soap”.  At the Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach.  You can buy tickets online.  Please call 561-243-7922.

Sunday, 1/15 – Sunday Musical Matinee Series is presented by the Delray Beach Public Library at 100 West Atlantic Ave.  They will be held at the Library Auditorium and the doors will be opening at 1:30 p.m.  The musical will start at 2 p.m.

The Musical Program #1 will be presenting award winning duo Davis & Dow.  This duo tackles jazz and pop standards with a daring and playful style.  Julie Davies is a balladeer and Kelly Dow is a world class guitarist.  $15/person.  You can purchase tickets at the Circulation Desk.  Call 561-266-0194.  You can also buy tickets online.


Live Entertaining at Johnny Browns – 301 East Atlantic Ave

Saturday, 1/14 from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m the performers will be Steel Pony.  Steel Pony’s show is never the same; “is like having a hurricane drop by unexpectedly”.

Sunday, 1/15 is Rocking Sunday!! – Reggae and classic rock with Diversity from 8 p.m. until Midnight.


Have a great week-end!!

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October 18th, 2011

ARTrageous FUN-Raiser, Old School Square’s Student Scholarship Fund, Fundraising Event, Crane’s BeachHouse, Live Music, Live Art, Raffle, Prizes, Delray Beach, Florida, Palm Beach County, Thursday, 10/20


You’re Invited!!  Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend.  If you are in South Florida, you might want to take a look at this invitation.  First, it is for a great cause.  The Fun-Raiser event will support Old School Square’s Student Scholarship Fund. 

The Student Scholarship Fund provides opportunities for kids, ages 6 to 17 to study art and photography with the master instructor at Old School Square.

Old School Square in Delray Beach is a favorite place of mine.  It is a non-profit organization and Delray’s Cultural Center.  It is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33444.  Website


Partnering with Crane’s BeachHouse should be fun.  This is a Hotel & Tiki Bar, just a block from the beach, at 82 Gleason Street.  The website is


Once you enter the “compound” you will find colors and more colors, palm trees, hammocs and you know….the feel of the tropics.


Event Information

Thursday, October 20th from 6 – 8:30 p.m. 

Address:  Crane’s BeachHouse, 82 Gleason St., one block south of Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.


Admission:  $25 at the event; includes one complimentary drink and a buffet of tasty munchies.

There will be live music by Caribbean singer DYMiN, good company, and live art.

DYMiN has performed alongside such greats like the late Bob Hope, Miles Davis, Stanley Turntine, and James Brown.  She is a consummate entertainer.  For more info. check

Artist instructor, Patricia Maguire and other Plein Aire artists will be painting on site, using Crane’s tropical paradise as inspiration.  Their creations will be raffled off that night, along with a One-Night Stay at Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel and other exciting prizes.

Patricia Maguire when not on location, paints out of her studio in Delray Beach.  More info.?  Check


So….put it on your calendar and have fun…Talk to you later…

October 14th, 2011

Delray Beach, Free Outdoor Concerts, A Mix of Music, The Gourmet Food Trucks are in The Village by the Sea, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, South Florida



Old School Square is a Cultural Arts Center in Delray Beach.  It is also a National Historic Site.  It is located at 51 N. Swinton Ave.  Tel. 561-243-7922.  Website?

This Village by the Sea is the perfect coastal town.  It has the beach, shops, countless restaurants for all tastes and the town can entertain beyond belief.  There is always something going on. 

Opening Night is tonight, Friday, from 7 – 10:30 p.m. and until December 30th – Free Outdoor Concerts; a mix of music for the masses, right at the Oss Pavilion.

Please bring your chairs and blankets and get ready to have a good time.  Leave your pets and other outside foods and drinks behind, though.

Opening act will be Amber Leigh, a crossover Country sensation.  She is one of Florida’s leading entertainers now on the Country Network.  Known for her gripping vocals and dynamic fiddle, mandolin and guitar playing. 

Amber is orinally from South Florida and started playing at Delray’s Boston’s on the Beach 15 years ago.  You can visit her website,

To know what other entertainers will be on the schedule, please visit


It was just a matter of time; 15 Gourmet Food Trucks will be there as well, yum…   Free admission to the concerts, family friendly, and cash bar.


If you are in Delray Beach….have a great evening…

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May 5th, 2011

What’s Going On?, Delray Beach, Florida, Exhibits, Coupons, Entertainment, 5 de Mayo Festival, and What? Yes, Chihuahua Races



The season in Delray is probably winding down, just like the one at the Delaware Beaches is about to kick in.   But, I can tell you that I have visited Delray year-round and there is something going on all the time.  Delray Beach does not roll its streets until next year. The Second Season is one cherished by its residents.  Easier to get into restaurants, traffic a little lighter, no bumping carts in the grocery stores.  Oh, yes, definitely slower but not dead. 

So, What’s Happening in Delray?  Read on…


Until 6/26 – Exhibit – 2011 Florida Artist Group Statewide Exhibition.  Location?  At the Old School Square Cultural Arts Center, which has been restored with the determination of a local group; it is in the National Register of Historic Places.  Address: 51 N. Swinton Ave.  Tel. 561-243-7922.

The Florida Artist Group was founded in 1949.  It is a statewide organization of professional painters, photographers and sculpturs.  Artists must qualify for membership through a jurying process.  Their exhibits are held at major museums throughout Florida.  Their website is


Cranes Beach House is located at 82 Gleaston St., Tel. 866-372-7263.  Very tropical and whimsical with beautiful rooms.  The website is

Their Tiki Bar is open to the public.  It serves wine, beer, and specialty drinks while patrons enjoy live entertainment on certain evenings.

In their Calendar you will find:

Thursday, 5/5 – at 5:30 p.m. – DYMiN will be performing.  A consummate entertainer who has performed alongside the late Bob Hope, the late Miles Davis, Stanley Turbine and James Brown.  Also at Sea World and the Disney World Properties.

Her music is eclectic, from soca, reggae, and country ballads.

DYMin will also be performing on Friday, 5/6 at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, 5/7 – Adams Barnes Live Reggae will perform at the north pool waterfall.  Adam is a Reggae artist that has been chanting for 17 years.



Nutrition Cottage is located at 407 E. Atlantic Ave.  On their website, you will find many Health E Coupons.  They have been in the community of Delray Beach for 12 years and in Boynton Beach for 20 years, on Federal Highway, one block south of Woolbright.  Their tel. is 561-272-8571.  You will also find interesting recipes for cooking in a more healthy way on their website, as well. 


Saturday, 5/7 – Amazing Mom & Son Race.  All Day.  Sponsored by the Delray Parks & Recreation in celebration of Mother’s Day.  Ages 5 years old to adult.  For more info., please call 561-243-7277 and ask for Danielle Beardsley.  Or, e-mail

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.  Delray Beach Community Center at 50 NW 1st. Ave. 

Race times start at 9:00 a.m.


Saturday, 5/7 – In Downtown Delray Beach just like every Saturday is the Delray GreenMarket at SE 4th Ave., south of Atlantic Ave.  Baked goods, music, flowers and food.  Perfect way to start your Saturday a.m. From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Website?



Saturday, 5/7  –  The 5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival will take place at Old School Square, 51 North Swinton from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Food, entertainment, kids activities, dancing and the 5th Annual Chihuahua Races.  Sponsored by Hispano-Latino Cultural Alliance,  Admission is $10.  Need more info.?  Please call 561-276-3396.


When I first heard about the Chihuahua Races I could not stop laughing.  I  have not been to this event, but I have this image on my head of all these little dogs running all over the place.  Here is more info.


Saturday, 5/7 – 5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Chihuahua Races in Delray.  3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Location?  Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave.

This is an exciting event.  Enter your Chihuahuas.  Winners will receive a trophy, prizes and most of all, fame.  More laughter.  A few things to have in mind are:

Space is limited to 75 dogs that are registered on a first come first serve basis.

Registration is $20 but you will get one free Cinco de Mayo event admission with each dog registration.  All others in your party will have to pay the $10 entry fee to the festival.

The Chihuahuas must check in by 2:30 p.m. at the Chihuahua Registration Tent near the entry gate to receive your contestant number and arm-band.  Races begin at 4:00 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Animal Rescue Force of South Florida, Inc.  Tel. 561-784-8788.  Website?

Please have in mind that this is a fun event.  No betting or gambling in any form will be allowed.

All vaccinations must be current.

All purebred Chihuahuas are eligible to race.  In order to avoid discrimination against rescued Chihuahuas, no documentation will be required.  O.k. I have to stop laughing so I can type.

If your dog acts and looks like a Chihuahua, it can definitely race.

But, if your Chihuahua is mixed with another breed that could give it an advantage, it will not be allowed to participate.  That’s why it is called “Chihuahua Race”.  The judges will determine this issue.

Last one is that no pushing your Chihuahua in order for it to run and no reaching out for it at the finish line, either.  A treat?  Oh, yes!! That will do.

Do you really need more info?  Then, please call 561-279-1380 or 561-784-8700.


Have fun…..

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February 25th, 2011

What’s Going on Delray?, Activities, Events, Entertainment, South Florida, Palm Beach County, Friday, Saturday, Sunday



I cannot believe that February is almost over.  It was so funny; today I was at Rehoboth Auto Repair located in Rehoboth Beach when a local builder from Lewes came in and stated “everybody in this darn town is on vacation”, “my electrician is in Florida”, “my plumber is in South Florida”, but “”not me”.  His next statement was “I like here like this, no tourists, no bugs, no heat”.

That made me think about Delray Beach.  It was crowded when I was there last month and I wonder if the locals are ready to take their town back.  I think we do feel that way around here, at the end of the summer, but tourism is what makes our beaches.  I don’t know, I think I am ready for Spring and Summer; for those visitors to arrive and see how lucky we are to live here.

As usual, Delray Beach is full of activities this week-end.  So here is a taste of what you can experience if you find yourselves in the warmer climate of that Village by the Sea.


Until Sunday, 2/27/11 – The International Tennis Championships will still be going strong.  Location?  The Delray Beach Tennis Center, located at 201 West Atlantic Ave.  Tel. 561-330-6000.  But for the most complete information please log on to the website,   I wrote a post on the Delray Tennis Center on 2/16, so scroll down to that date if you would like to see it.



Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 2/25, 2/26, 2/27 – Sandoway House Nature Center – Shark Feeding. Friday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.  I wrote a post on this Nature Center on 2/15/11.  Scroll down to the date. 


The Sandoway House Nature Center is located at 142 South Ocean Blvd., Tel. is 561-274-7263, website is  There is a $4.00 admission fee.


Besides the shark feeding, you will meet Bob.  He is a Spotfin Burfish.  Very aware when shark feeding is imminent. 


An exhibit called Ice Age Florida is in display until 3/29/2011.


Friday, 2/25/11 – Cars As Art on the Avenue from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m.  Together America’s Finest Classic Cars and Veteran Soldiers.  The mission is to give the public an opportunity to meet and embrace our Wounded Hero’s, through the medium of Cars as Art.  Location?  Old School Square lawn on 51 N. Swinton.  For more info, please visit



Friday, 2/25/11 – Gallery Walk – from 7:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Delray is known for its art galleries.  On Friday nights a lot of the participating galleries keep longer hours so you can get to know them.  They serve some refreshments and appetizers, as well.  One of those galleries is also a place where you can get framing done.  It is Wizard Arts lcoated on 301 NE 1st Street., Tel. 561-276-4343.  Website is


I met Carol through Tiffany Cant who is a Delray artist and who uses Wizard Arts for her framing.   I have used her framing services several times and have been most pleased.


Carol was professional, affordable and fast.


Friday, 2/25/11 – Cycles – A Musical Journey at the Crest Theatre – Old School Square located at 51 N. Swinton.  It will start at 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  Price $30.

Cycles is an innovative blend of visual excitement and musical virtuosity, led by Delray’s percussionist, Drew Tucker.  Check for tickets and more info. 


Saturday, 2/26/11 – Delray GreenMarket – SE 4th Avenue, south of Atlantic Avenue.  8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  This Market is very popular and it is held every Saturday.  Music, flowers, baked goods and great food are among the many things that you will find early in the morning. 




Saturday, Sunday, 2/26, 2/27 – Artists in The Park – It is an open air art fair right at Veteran’s Park on Atlantic Ave., by the intracoastal.  10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Free.



Saturday, Sunday, 2/26, 2/27 – 14th Downtown Craft Festival-Pineapple Grove Arts District at NE 4th Ave. from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

A Howard Alan Show with handmade jewelry, wall hangings, ceramics and so much more.  It is also free.  Some of the Nation’s top crafters will offer something for every taste and budget.  There will be an expansive Green Market with plants, orchids, exotic flora and homemade soaps.  For more information, please visit


Saturday, 2/26/11 – Grand Opening of Mootz’s Homemade Italian Ice at  2:00 p.m.,  located at 504 E. Atlantic Ave., inside the Antique Mall.  Tel. 561-330-8280.  Website?  You can find them on Facebook and Twitter.


Music Anyone?  At Johnnie Brown’s, 301 East Atlantic Ave., tel. 561-243-9911 you will find:


Friday, 2/25 – Ryan and The Rockers – 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. – This is a 5 man band based in South Florida playing the music of the 50’s and 60’s.  Their website is

Saturday, 2/26 – Riptide – 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. This is a Boca based Rock and Blues Band.  Their website is


Note:  Delray Beach has been known to grow pineapples so many years ago.  I am so glad that the pineapple is shown, mentioned and placed at strategic places in downtown Delray; such a symbol of hospitality and this Village by the Sea, certainly is.


Have a great week-end… to you later….

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