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Lisa Kent Specializes In Nutritional Mapping

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Lisa Kent Specializes In Nutritional Mapping

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Some years ago, Lisa Kent moved to Loxahatchee Groves. Like many South Floridians, she had been a snowbird, then simply got tired of shuttling back and forth between Maine and Ocala. She got married and worked as a barn manager for her husband at their stable on D Road. When the relationship ended, so did her work with the stable. more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

‘Fury’ An Old-Style War Film With Modern Edge

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

‘Fury’ An Old-Style War Film With Modern Edge

‘I’ ON CULTURE Hollywood does not make many war movies anymore, particularly about historic wars. We have had a few recent films about Afghanistan and Iraq, but looking at people fighting is more profitable when there is a comic-book twist and a superhero. It also helps if whoever is being killed is not human. The new war drama Fury brings back the old days when more...

Leonard Wechsler

AT&T Should Be Ashamed For Its Role In Scams

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

AT&T Should Be Ashamed For Its Role In Scams

FOOTLOOSE AND...  AT&T Mobility, one of the nation’s largest mobile phone companies, now has to pay $105 million in penalties and refunds for unlawfully billing the cell phone accounts of its customers. $80 million will go to the Federal Trade Commission to refund customers who were billed hundreds of millions of dollars, often without consent or even more...

Jules Rabin

My First Avocado Experience Did Not Work Out

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

My First Avocado Experience Did Not Work Out

THE SONIC BOOMER Just to show you how worldly I am, I encountered my first avocado yesterday. I mean, I had seen them around — piled up at the grocery store, on a neighboring diner’s plate — but I had never actually touched one. Never needed to. Never wanted to. And it wasn’t a healthy craving for greens or even yellows that finally drove me to cut into more...

Deborah Welky

Big Plans For Sunshine Meadows Horse Center

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Big Plans For Sunshine Meadows Horse Center

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Tucked away on 175 very quiet, very private acres, Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Center has long been a well-kept secret, but not for much longer. Consultant Steve Wolf has big plans for the venue in suburban Delray Beach. “In the past, Sunshine Meadows primarily catered to harness racing trainers,” Wolf explained. “And there’s still a more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

New ‘Diagon Alley’ At Universal Was Big Fun

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

New ‘Diagon Alley’ At Universal Was Big Fun

THE SONIC BOOMER I went to Universal Studios in Orlando last weekend. I know what you’re thinking: “But, Deb, you are such a Disney fan!” It’s true, I am. But I am also a J.K. Rowling fan. I have read all her Harry Potter books, including the two “extras” she wrote in order to donate the proceeds to charity. I have read The Vacancy, and am now reading more...

Deborah Welky

Great Acting Makes ‘The Judge’ Worth Seeing

By at October 17, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Great Acting Makes ‘The Judge’ Worth Seeing

‘I’ ON CULTURE The Judge is what we used to call a good “popcorn film.” This means that while many critics find fault, most of the audience will have a great time. When you have a family drama centered on a legal issue with real meaning, and then have several of today’s best actors chewing up the scenery, the movie, although long, will be great entertainment. more...

Leonard Wechsler

Here’s All I Remember About Columbus

By at October 10, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Here’s All I Remember About Columbus

THE SONIC BOOMER Monday is Columbus Day. Christopher Columbus is credited with “discovering America,” even though there is ample evidence that he did not — Indians, for example. The Indians who were keeping an eye on Columbus’ landing party are now referred to as Native Americans, unless you are trying to play Cowboys and Native Americans. No one plays more...

Deborah Welky

‘Gone Girl’ A Great Movie With Great Acting

By at October 10, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

‘Gone Girl’ A Great Movie With Great Acting

‘I’ ON CULTURE David Fincher’s new film Gone Girl raised a lot of expectations. The screenplay was by Gillian Flynn, who wrote the incredibly popular book. And happily, the film keeps to its ambivalent examination of marriage and personal relations. There are many victims in the movie, and the institution of marriage may be the chief casualty. The performances more...

Leonard Wechsler

Busy Fall Season At The Caloosa Horse Park

By at October 10, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Busy Fall Season At The Caloosa Horse Park

TALES FROM THE TRAILS The Caloosa Equestrian Committee has planned some fun events for October and November. If you’re free, it’s worth bringing along some friends, both human and equine, and head up the Beeline Highway. The first one is a humongous tack and yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 18, which will run from 9 a.m. until noon. There will be tables and booths more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian