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(PRESS RELEASE)_National Linguine Day is September 15. Louie Bossi's will feature Linguine Nere with shrimp, yellow tomatoes, calabrian chilis and mint. $28 and Linguine Con Vongole, with clams and white wine ($30).
About Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar and Pizzeria:
Louie Bossi’s Ristorante Bar and Pizzeria is a highly acclaimed Italian restaurant led by Chef Louie Bossi. Known for its homemade pastas, breads and pizzas, the menu offers a variety of fresh pastas made in house daily, steaks dry aged in house, salumi plates, fish from a wood burning grill, and fresh desserts and pastries all made in house daily. Louie Bossi’s is a Big Time Restaurant Group eatery. For more information, visit www.louibossi.com.
(PRESS RELEASE)_BOCA RATON, FL, August 29, 2022– The Junior League of Boca Raton (JLBR) has announced the 36 local women who have been nominated for the 35th Annual Woman Volunteer of the Year. Nonprofits from across South Florida have nominated one of their top volunteers to be considered for Woman Volunteer of the Year. The award recipient will be named at the annual luncheon on Friday, November 4 at Boca West Country Club.
The nominees for Woman Volunteer of the Year are:
Tracy Lautomne, SOS Children’s Villages Florida; Carly Yoost, Child Rescue Coalition; Dr. Sarah Lochner, Boca Helping Hands; Nancy Hooker, Caridad Center; Jesse Barrass, Boca Ballet Theatre; Deanna Wheeler, Lynn University Friends of the Conservatory; Dr. N’Quaveh R. Velasquez, National Society of Arts and Letters of Florida; Dyana Kenney, Spirit of Giving; Zoe Dulaney, Marine Education Initiative; Chiara Clark, Delray Beach Public Library; Esther Perman, Dress for Success Palm Beaches; and Kristin Foret Viets, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
By PAM BARKER
North Palm Beach Life
There is something nostalgic about the aroma of a kitchen with biscuits baking in the oven. It floods the senses with memories and makes the mouth water. Folks at The Loveless Cafe have understood this for decades, and after sampling their biscuit mix and preserves, we too, understand.
But, first let’s flip the calendar back to 1951, and the home owned by Annie and Lon Loveless, on the Natchez Trace Parkway, in Nashville, Tennessee. This married couple began cooking and serving home-cooked Southern food to travelers until it became so successful they turned the home into the cafe it is to this day. They added a motel, which is also now used for specialty shops and events. The original iconic, neon motel sign remains firmly in place.
Of course, we are more than a few miles from The Loveless Cafe, so we needed a different option to sample their decades-old staple.
Fortunately, the opportunity came came around and their Biscuit Mix and Strawberry Preserves arrived, securely and beautifully packaged. It was time to mix, bake and taste right in our own kitchen.
The texture of the mix is like silk -- soft and fluffy. All we did was add buttermilk, stir, roll out and use our biscuit cutter to form perfect circles. One dilemma, the package directions are for larger batches than we needed, so there was a bit of math to do in downsizing.
Baked at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, our biscuits were a bit thin in volume. That was not an issue as these biscuits, paired with Loveless Cafe Strawberry Preserves, were scrumptious, light, fluffy and melt-in-your mouth goodness.
However, as a lover of afternoon coffee and hot tea, I would take these biscuits into a different arena, not just pair with meals. Whip up some sweetened cream, and these delicate biscuits would work beautifully in place of traditional English scones. Of course, the strawberry preserves would be slathered on first. Southern Cuisine meets Old World Classic.
Personally, I don’t think there is anything more enjoyable than sharing comfort food with others. In stressful times, or anytime, food can be a tonic for the body and soul. Biscuits and preserves, the Loveless Way, fits the bill.
GERRY: Totally agree with Pam -- these biscuits were top shelf. A lot of other people must agree, since they crank out up to 10,000 biscuits a day! You can bet next time we are in the Nashville area, we'll make a point to pay a visit, especially since they also offer a homemade banana pudding (my all-time favorite dessert) that features their own vanilla wafers made from scratch! On second thought, maybe for the sake of my waistline, it's better they aren't just down the street.
HOW TO ORDER: You can find the Biscuit Mix ($7) and Strawberry preserves ($10 for 8 oz. size) along with
many other products and recipes on their website HERE.
(PRESS RELEASE)_ORLANDO, FLA (August 26, 2022) – Brightline is upgrading track and signal systems through railroad crossings in Dania and Hollywood in Broward County beginning at 2 a.m., Sunday, August 28 until 2 p.m., Tuesday, August 30. During this work, flaggers will be present at 14 crossings (listed below) and drivers can expect additional wait times. Horns WILL SOUND, even in quiet zones. This includes all trains, Brightline passenger trains and freight trains. This is in adherence to the federal regulation that states train horns must be sounded if workers are present or work is occurring in or near the right of way.
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(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – August 25, 2022) The Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and further cultivation and use of tropical and rare fruit in South Florida and around the world, is hosting its annual Tropical Fruit Tree & Edible Plant Sale on Saturday, October 22. The popular event will be held from 9 am to 2 pm in Buildings 6-10 on the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. Both admission and parking are FREE.
At this year’s Tropical Fruit Tree & Edible Plant Sale, vendors from all over the state will offer a wide variety of delightful and delicious fruit trees, including Avocado, Banana, Barbados Cherry, Black Sapote, Canistel Citrus, Dragon Fruit, Fig, Guava, Grumichama, Jackfruit, Jaboticaba, Longan, Lychee, Macadamia, Mamey Sapote, Mango, Miracle Fruit, Mulberry, Papaya, Peach, Persimmon, Soursop, Sugar Apple, Star Apple, Tamarind, herbs and spices, plus specially formulated fertilizer, and more.
Fresh honey from the Palm Beach County Beekeepers Association will also be available for purchase, promises group president Kevin Easton.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a wagon to help carry purchased plants. Also available will be educational information on the planting and growing of fruit trees, along with knowledgeable volunteers and vendors to answer any questions.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – August 25, 2022) MorseLife Health System, the premier provider of health care and residential services for seniors in Palm Beach County, today announced the launch of a major new cultural event:
The Donald M. Ephraim
Palm Beach Film Festival©
Presented by MorseLife
“MorseLife has been a cornerstone of life in Palm Beach County for nearly 40 years, safeguarding and enriching the lives of area seniors,” said MorseLife President and CEO Keith A. Myers. “Through this festival, we reach into the broader community to raise awareness for MorseLife services, uplift minds, and touch hearts.”
In the early days of the pandemic, Donald Ephraim was involved in a virtual film festival for MorseLife residents, providing entertainment and culture when social activities were curtailed. The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Film Festival promises to be a major cultural asset for people in Palm Beach County, offering something to appeal to every community and demographic.
(PRESS RELEASE)_South Florida-based multi-concept operator, Sub-Culture Group announced today that they will open Kapow Noodle Bar’s new location in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park on Friday, September 16, 2022.
“By enlisting the talent of top creatives, we are merging art, technology, and sustainability in a way that helps us lay the foundation for the future of the Kapow brand,” said Vaughan Dugan, co-founder of Kapow Noodle Bar. “We’re always looking ahead to what’s next while being mindful of what our customers want, and we can’t wait to showcase the evolution of Kapow,” he continued.
Mizner Park has been home to Kapow since 2011, but by relocating to a significantly larger 5,175-square-foot space, the restaurant has doubled its seating capacity and now offers room for special events. The venue also features an indoor/outdoor wrap-around bar, expansive covered patio seating, an omakase bar, and three private karaoke rooms.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(August 24, 2022 – Boca Raton, FL) Now in its 26th year, the Boca Raton Historical Society & The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum is seeking nominations for this year’s Walk of Recognition, a permanent memorial to individuals whose public service contributions have helped build the City. The award is in recognition of those individuals who have served for the interest of the community and have enriched the lives of the citizens of Boca Raton. Today, the award also recognizes individuals who are deceased as well as local institutions who are committed to contributing to building a more vibrant Boca Raton.
The Walk of Recognition is located in the Mizner Plaza at Royal Palm Place; each inductee has a granite star on the Walk and a summary description inside the monument. This prestigious award is sponsored by
Marta and Jim Batmasian.
Nomination applications for Walk of Recognition 2022 are available by calling (561) 395-6766 ext. 100. The deadline for submissions is September 19.
26th Annual Walk of Recognition
Ceremony & Reception
WHEN: Tuesday, November 29, at 6 pm
WHERE: The Addison
2 E Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432
COST: $85 per person for the ceremony & reception at The Addison
For tickets or more information, please call 561.395.6766 ext. 100 or go to www.bocahistory.org.
(PRESS RELEASE)_WELLINGTON, FL – On September 16–18, set your cultural GPS for The District @ Wellington Green, where the Wellington Art Society (WAS) will present its free, annual “Fall for Art” Pop-Up Gallery event. Original artwork by WAS members will be on display and available for purchase, including paintings, sculpture, and stained glass, to wearable art, photography, mixed media, and more.
Art lovers are invited to meet and mingle with the featured artists, enjoy artist demonstrations, and attend the Fall for Art Reception and Awards ceremony on Saturday evening 5-8pm.
Proceeds will benefit the Wellington Art Society’s Scholarship and Outreach Programs.
The “Fall for Art” Pop-Up Gallery event will be held on September 16–18. Hours are Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m.–8 p.m., and Sunday, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
For more information, visit WellingtonArtSociety.org, or contact Leslie Pfeiffer at (561) 632-3677 or email@example.com.
The District @ The Mall at Wellington Green is located inside The Mall at Wellington Green at 10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 175, Wellington.
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