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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

The Story Of My Grandkid’s Exciting Arrival

By at October 3, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

The Story Of My Grandkid’s Exciting Arrival

THE SONIC BOOMER I had been pacing around for nine months and three days, waiting for my daughter Jen to have her second child, when my son-in-law Greg came bursting into the room with, “We’re going to have a baby! This is the night!” I grabbed my purse, but he said, “No, no. Not yet. We’ll let you know when.” I hunkered down, biting my nails. The time was more...

Deborah Welky

Denzel Great In Vigilante Film ‘The Equalizer’

By at October 3, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Denzel Great In Vigilante Film ‘The Equalizer’

‘I’ ON CULTURE I enjoyed The Equalizer, a good revenge vigilante-style film. Denzel Washington, the movie’s star, has always been a favorite actor of mine, and unlike almost all other male stars, he has never been in one of the usual franchise action films. That will probably change once box-office receipts are in. The theater was packed when I saw it early on a more...

Leonard Wechsler

4-H Horse Judging Team Needs Your Help

By at October 3, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

4-H Horse Judging Team Needs Your Help

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Some good kids in need of a little help — that’s one way to describe the members of the Palm Beach County 4-H Horse Judging Team. Kendall Hill and Kayla Chisholm, both 16, Kayla Wise, 17, and her mother, Joell, along with group leader Pam Kalil, wandered about the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center during September’s Palm Beach County Mounted more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian

Bettina Scherer Enjoys Driving Her Horses

By at September 26, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Bettina Scherer Enjoys Driving Her Horses

TALES FROM THE TRAILS Many years ago, I taught English and writing at what was then Palm Beach Junior College, later Palm Beach Community College, now Palm Beach State College. Teaching is something I enjoy, and some of my students were extraordinary. One of them was Bettina Holland. Not only did she have a gift for writing, but she often wrote about her more...

Ellen Rosenberg , Equestrian