Osteoarthritis Lecture and Lunch
Friday, May 24
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
May Is National Arthritis Awareness Month!
Join Gina Prisinzano from The Advanced Spine and Joint Institute who will present an educational lecture on managing, preventing, and treating the symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA) at the YMCA of the Palm Beaches. Lunch will be served. A Q&A will follow the lecture.
Free admission for YMCA members and the public. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, call the YMCA of the Palm Beaches at (561) 968-9622 or visit ymcapalmbeaches.org/arthritis-lecture. YMCA of the Palm Beaches is located at 2085 South Congress Avenue, West Palm Beach.
(NORTH PALM NEWS)_Communications Manager Ed Cunningham: Here's the front view of the Clubhouse, looking across the main parking lot. Several calls already asking to book the multi-purpose banquet room.
(PRESS RELEASE)_COCONUT CREEK – Brazilian songbird Elba Ramalho will perform in The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m.
Ramalho, who is also a poet and actress, has won two “Latin Grammys” and 16 Awards of Brazilian Music. With 38 albums released and a career spanning 40 years, she is considered among the greatest artists of Brazil.
In addition to her successful solo career, Ramalho has collaborated with a number of well-established Brazilian acts over the years including Alceu Valença and her first cousin, Zé Ramalho.
Ramalho, who hails from the Brazilian state of Paraíba, has performed at major international venues like the Olympia in Paris, the Blue Note in New York, the Brixton Academy in London and at the Montreaux Festival in Switzerland.
Her shows bring together an eclectic audience of all ages as she is constantly playing at jazz, rock and forró festivals as well as business meetings and major events.
Tickets priced at $25/$30/$35 per person are on sale now via Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-653-8000. The Pavilion box office will also open at 1 p.m. on the day of the show for on-site ticket purchases and will-call pickup. Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at 5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek.
(PRESS RELEASE)_West Palm Beach, FL– American Craft Aleworks, a specialty brewery with a focus on handcrafted beers featuring flavors inspired by the culinary world will open on Friday, May 17. The 200-seat restaurant is located at 200 Clematis Street at the site of the former Bar Louie’s in the Citizen’s Building, built in 1923, in downtown West Palm Beach. It will feature a brewery, two full bars, a lounge and outdoor seating.The “speakeasy” themed interior features Chicago bricks, ironwork, and Prohibition-era artwork, including a wall-sized image of Clematis Street from the early 1920s.
The executive chef is Samantha Kittay who joins the restaurant from Wolfgang Puck Worldwide, where she rose from line cook to sous chef at the Charlotte, North Carolina WP Kitchen & Bar. Locally, she served as sous chef at Prezzo in Boca Raton.
The menu will use locally sourced produce, meats and seafood, seasonally. The menu will feature large plates including sweet potato waffles with crispy duck, grilled center cut Pork Chop, whisky-glazed Atlantic Salmon, as well as a variety of craft burgers and sandwiches. Small plates include beet-pickled deviled eggs, chargrilled octopus with spiced chickpeas, truffle parmesan fries, southern boiled spice peanuts, Bavarian style Dutch pretzel, blistered shishito peppers, garlic roasted mussels with prosciutto, smoked chargrilled chicken wings, and a variety of salads with locally-sourced produce.
The General Manager/Managing Partner is Franklin Villarroel who has served in general manager positions in Fort Lauderdale restaurants Rok Burger and Taco Craft and oversaw the re-branding of Shooters.
American Craft Aleworks’ owner is Rich Simon of Fort Lauderdale who has owned and managed restaurants in the area for more than 20 years and whose parents owned a pizzeria in Central Florida. A native of Chicago, Rich attended the University of Central Florida. He is a fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and the UCF Knights.
The head brewer for American Craft Aleworks is Erik Miller, son of a master cheese maker who developed a passion for working at the intersection of food, science, and art. While spending several years in graduate school he began home brewing with a friend and was hooked on the craft of brewing beer. This led Erik to start a career as a professional brewer in Cleveland, Ohio in 2016. Fast forward three years: Erik has relocated to West Palm and will be brewing on a 10-barrel system producing fresh crisp lagers, roasty porters, hazy IPAs, fruited Berliners and more.
The full bar will include craft Prohibition-inspired cocktails including Bathtub Gin, French 75, and Sazarac. The restaurant will also offer a curated wine program. The kitchen will feature a smoker for its meats.
American Craft Kitchen will offer a variety of entertainment, including local DJs, live music, trivia and more. The lounge will also feature vintage video games.
The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner daily and weekend brunch. Hours are Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 a.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For more information, visit americancraftaleworks.com, call (561) 425-5799 or email Rich@americancraftaleworks.com. American Craft Aleworks is located at 200 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – May 14, 2019) The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced that, due to construction, the Okeechobee Boulevard entrance and driveway will be closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic starting on Monday, May 20. The closure is expected to last through November 4, shortly before the launch of the Center’s 2019-2020 season.
During the five-month closure:
+ The only access to the Kravis Center will be though the main garage via the Tamarind Avenue and Iris Street entrances. Self-parking only, no valet parking will be available.
+ The Center’s main Box Office adjacent to Dreyfoos Hall will be temporarily located in the Rinker Playhouse, which will be open Monday-Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday unless there is a performance. The Box Office will open two hours prior to performance time.
+ Ticket buyers to upcoming concerts and shows are encouraged to purchase online through the Kravis Center’s official website at kravis.org; or by phone at 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471.
+ Special events and youth education programs (ArtsCamp, the Broadway Artists Intensives) will continue in the Cohen Pavilion, and some performances will be staged in the Rinker Playhouse.
About the Kravis 2020: The Future is Now Capital Campaign:
The Kravis 2020: The Future is Now Capital Campaign will fund the renovation and expansion of the Kravis Center’s campus to enhance the customer experience for the over 500,000 people who attend events at the Kravis Center each year. The project, a result of the Board’s strategic planning process, will increase the size of the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby, create a welcoming, pedestrian-friendly plaza opening onto Okeechobee Boulevard, add a new valet parking garage, add a new entrance/exit ramp to the existing garage for self-parking guests, and will improve the overall traffic flow on and around the 10-acre campus. The project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2020 and will be funded through donations. Interruptions in the performance schedule are not anticipated. For more information about the Kravis 2020: The Future is Now Capital Campaign, visit kravis.org/kravis2020 or call 561.651.4273
(PRESS RELEASES)_NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. – Mark your calendars! Doris Italian Market & Bakery presents an exclusive wine buying event on Saturday, July 20 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Doris Italian Market & Bakery in the Shoppes at City Centre, 11239 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach.
Open to the public, the Wine Night offers guests the opportunity to sample more than 100 wines from around the world and enjoy a buffet of authentic Italian cuisine and artisan cheeses. Tickets are $24.95. Special pricing on wines is offered throughout the evening.
Tickets to the Wine Night can be purchased in advance at the North Palm Beach location or online at dorismarket.com. For more information email email@example.com or call 954-572-5269.
(PRESS RELEASE)_DELRAY BEACH—According to many historians, kites first soared the skies in China nearly 3,000 years ago and were later introduced in Japan and India by Chinese monks and traders. Today, the ancient aerial practice of kite flying has evolved into a beloved pastime parents can share with their children to foster patience, problem solving, and self-expression.
In celebration of Father’s Day, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will host a weekend of interactive, kite-making workshops for adults and children on June 15 and 16. The weekend will culminate with an afternoon of kite flying on Sunday, from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
In these workshops, participants will learn about Japanese tako, or kites, their varying styles and shapes, and the techniques and materials needed to bring them to life. They’ll also design rocket kites or more traditional iterations made from bamboo and washi, or Japanese paper, and employ a paper-dyeing technique known as orizome.
Workshops will be led by Mikio Toki, a world-renowned kite master whose works are showcased publicly and are on permanent display in museums like the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. Growing up in Tokyo when kite flying was a popular children’s activity, Toki crafted his first kite when he was ten years old. Fifteen years later, he studied the art of Edo, or Tokyo-style, kite design from legendary kite master and Edo-kite Preservation Society founder, Katsuhisa Ota. Today, he travels around the world educating children and adults about the wonders of kite art and its tethering effect on Japan’s present and ancient past. A selection of his kites is available for purchase in the Morikami Museum’s gift shop.
Learn more about the illustrious and illuminating history of Japanese kite flying in the current exhibit, “Falling Water, Soaring Kites,” on display through August 11. Featuring an array of kites in vibrant hues and bold silhouettes, the exhibit also showcases celebrated Japanese waterfalls, as depicted through 19th and 20th century prints, paintings, lacquerware, and other decorative arts and crafts.
The adult/youth kite-making workshop, where participants will build and decorate dyed kites, will be held on June 15, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $50 per person, plus a $10 material fee. The workshop is open to adults and children ages 14 and older.
The family kite-making workshop, where participants will build and decorate rocket kites, will be held on June 15 and 16, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Cost is $30 for 1 parent and 1 child, plus a $5 materials fee for each participant. There’s a $10 charge for each additional family member. The workshop is open to parents and children ages 8 and older.
Workshops will be held at the Oki Education Center and will include kite flying, weather permitting. Advance registration is required.
In the event of inclement weather, Mikio Toki will present a lecture on Japanese kites in the theater.
For more information or to register, call (561) 495-0233 or visit morikami.org/event/kite-flying-at-morikami-gardens/. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, FL.
WHEREAS, after 23 years, Jack Daniels has retired as head coach of the Panthers football team at W.T. Dwyer High School; and
WHEREAS, in 1999, the Panthers football team began a 15-year streak of playoff appearances and were state semifinalists from 2008 - 2011; and
WHEREAS, Coach Daniels guided the Panthers to Dwyer’s first-ever state title in 2009; and
WHEREAS, in 2013, the Panthers finished a perfect 15-0 season with their second state title; and
WHEREAS, during his tenure, Coach Daniels sent more than 100 players to college programs and seven players to the NFL; and
WHEREAS, under the leadership of Coach Daniels, the Dwyer Panthers won 234 games, appeared in 19 playoffs, won two state titles, and never had a losing season; and
WHEREAS, in addition to his coaching acumen, Mr. Daniels is recognized as an outstanding teacher in the Exceptional Education Program at W.T. Dwyer High School; and
WHEREAS, having attended North Palm Beach Elementary School and residing in the Village through his high-school years, North Palm Beach is Jack Daniels’ hometown; and
WHEREAS, Jack Daniels has dedicated his career to fostering excellence in youth sports and academics; and
WHEREAS, the Village Council wishes to acknowledge and publicly commend Jack Daniels for his valued services rendered in the public interest.
NOW, THEREFORE, on this 9th day of May, 2019, the Village Council of the Village of North Palm Beach, Florida, hereby presents this Commendation to Jack Daniels.
(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – May 9, 2019) – Disney’s THE LION KING is celebrating a sold-out engagement, which concluded on Sunday, May 5 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The triumphant two-week premiere engagement, which played 16 performances from April 24 through May 5, grossed more than $2.5 million at the box office and entertained more than 32,000 theatergoers.
It is estimated that the West Palm Beach engagement of THE LION KING generated an economic benefit of more than $8.8 million to the West Palm Beach economy from travel, hotels, restaurants, parking and other businesses patronized by both theatergoers and production staff. This figure is based upon a Touring Broadway League report which found that, on average, Broadway tours contribute an economic impact 3.52 times the gross ticket sales to the local metropolitan area’s economy.
“The two-week run of THE LION KING could not have been more exciting or successful,” said Judith A. Mitchell, CEO of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. “It was an incredible experience for all. The hard work in planning and coordination brought great anticipation from the community, our staff and volunteers and resulted in a premiere that was remarkable and did not disappoint. Our guests were totally enthralled by this completely sold-out production. It truly surpassed all expectations.”
“We were thrilled to bring THE LION KING to West Palm Beach in its premiere engagement,” said Jack Eldon, Vice President, Domestic Touring and Regional Engagements, Disney Theatrical Productions. “We are overwhelmed by the response to the show and thank the West Palm Beach community and Kravis Center for a sensational run.”
The North American touring productions of THE LION KING have been seen by more than 20 million theatergoers in over 80 cities throughout North America. Beginning this week, THE LION KING will leap onto the Ziff Ballet Opera House stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami for a 3-week engagement through Sunday, May 26. Tickets are available at www.arshtcenter.org.
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