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Shooting A Music Video With Caroline Roffman

By at April 17, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Shooting A Music Video With Caroline Roffman

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Monday, March 30, was a gorgeous day, with the tail end of a cold front still lingering. No one had any complaints about the weather at Lionshare Dressage in Palm Beach Point, where about a dozen people had shown up to shoot a unique music video featuring internationally famous contemporary violinist DSharp and Grand Prix dressage rider Caroline more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Life’s An Adventure Whenever Skippy Is Around

By at April 17, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Life’s An Adventure Whenever Skippy Is Around

THE SONIC BOOMER In an effort to avoid gender stereotyping, my daughter lets her two-year-old son, Skippy, wear whatever he wants. This is what I did when raising her, but she grew up in Loxahatchee, where you can pretty much walk around naked if you want to (and some do) as the houses are blessedly far apart. So yesterday, when they left to go to Whole Foods more...

Deborah Welky

Great Acting And Music Save ‘Danny Collins’

By at April 17, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Great Acting And Music Save ‘Danny Collins’

‘I’ ON CULTURE Seeing the new movie Danny Collins is like going to a golden oldies concert. It’s like comfort food: It goes down easy, although there’s not much new. Danny (Al Pacino) is an aging rock star who has not had a hit in years but rakes in money by doing concerts that are a rehash of his songs for aging Baby Boomers. He comes out wearing a fake tan more...

Leonard Wechsler

Is Air Travel Getting Worse? You Be The Judge

By at April 17, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Is Air Travel Getting Worse? You Be The Judge

FOOTLOOSE AND... Is air travel getting worse? I certainly think so. “I’ve had it with air travel,” said a friend recently. “Fun it never was… now it usually is frustrating.” Well, latest statistics do show that more flights are late, more bags are being lost and customers are complaining more. Passenger complaints rose more than 22 percent in 2014. more...

Jules Rabin

My ‘Little’ Antiques Mall Celebrates A Milestone

By at April 10, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

My ‘Little’ Antiques Mall Celebrates A Milestone

THE SONIC BOOMER Twelve years ago, I decided to open an antiques mall. My plan was to learn the business and become well-established before every Baby Boomer in the nation retired to Florida. I also considered opening a bait shop. I figured either one would do well, but antiques won out because they’re less squishy. So I started looking around and, surprisingly more...

Deborah Welky

‘Furious 7’ An OK Film That’s Fun To Watch

By at April 10, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

‘Furious 7’ An OK Film That’s Fun To Watch

‘I’ ON CULTURE Who would believe that the seventh movie in a series could still be a lot of fun, forcing you to hang on with non-stop action? Furious 7 manages that. It is not a great movie; it barely qualifies as a good movie. But I actually had more fun than at most of the movies nominated for an Oscar this past year combined. The series uses a mixed-race more...

Leonard Wechsler

Casperey Stables Event Features Camp Program

By at April 10, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Casperey Stables Event Features Camp Program

TALES FROM THE TRAILS The weather couldn’t have been more perfect on Sunday, March 22 — a mix of sun and clouds, light breeze, not too hot — when students and parent volunteers stood ready to greet each car, handing out balloons and fliers, and directing them to parking spaces at Casperey Stables. The lush 10 acres at 2330 D Road in Loxahatchee Groves has been more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

ID Protection Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive

By at April 10, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

ID Protection Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive

FOOTLOOSE AND... Increasingly important in this day and age, here are some ways to fight the scourge of identity theft. Check your annual credit report for suspect activity. Only about 25 percent of the population does it — and it’s free. Also, keep on top of Trans Union, Equifax and Experion by initiating a security freeze… for those over 65, or past identity more...

Jules Rabin

Julie McKean Looks Forward To A Long Career

By at April 3, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Julie McKean Looks Forward To A Long Career

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Julie McKean grew up a long way from Wellington, in the small boating village of Camden, Maine. Her father offered day trips on his windjammer, and Julie naturally grew up sailing. Ah, but then horses caught her fancy. She started pony lessons when she was 8. “They were such naughty, willful ponies,” she recalled. “They’d do everything more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

How Does The Easter Bunny Get Those Eggs?

By at April 3, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

How Does The Easter Bunny Get Those Eggs?

THE SONIC BOOMER Easter is coming again this Sunday, and you know what that means — legions of parents trying to explain where the Easter Bunny, a known mammal, gets all those eggs. “Mammals don’t lay eggs, Daddy,” the precocious grade school child will say. She knows it’s true because they just finished their chapter of study on mammals, and rabbits more...

Deborah Welky