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By Danielle Charbonneau In Honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month Last month, Lighthouse Point magazine ran a feature on Sharon Stephenson, the owner and entrepreneur behind Blooming Bean, a newly opened coffee shop on the first floor of the Bailey Contemporary Arts center. During our interview, we quickly discovered Stephenson’s

By Samantha Speedy Lighthouse Point’s Samantha Speedy set out on a global adventure, which expanded her perspective and brought unexpected joy. I arrived in Europe with an American flag literally plastered on my back, in the form of a patch on an old denim jacket. As I waited for my

By Sally J. Ling In honor of Black History Month, we present three stories that illustrate pieces of our local past. Some interviews for this piece were taken from those conducted through Project History, a cooperative effort of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society and the Communications and Broadcast Arts magnet

Holiday Fantasy of Lights Nov. 18, 2016-Jan. 2, 2017 Tradewinds Park 3600 W Sample Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33066 Cost: $15/vehicle Tradewinds Park is once again a spectacular drive-thru fantasy of color, lights and design this holiday season. The 22nd edition of the Holiday Fantasy of Lights, with three miles

Here’s our rundown of some of the best local gifts for your loved ones! Beacon Socks A little reminder of home right in your shoes. Available at the Pompano Beach Green market by Rose West Photograph or RoseWestPhoto on Picky Pets Since Spot is actually your best friend, you

Written and compiled by Abbie Gonçalves, Danielle Charbonneau and Jim Mathie Denver: the land of hippies, hipsters, stoners and ski bums; a second home to Jack Kerouac and his band of beatniks; a breeding ground for passionate environmentalists, organic vegans and aspiring yogis. Denver, my home town, is also a

By Danielle Charbonneau As local artist Steven Mikel opened the front door to his Coral Springs home, the strong aroma of freshly-brewed coffee wafted out and struck my nose like an invigorating smack to the face. The smell was delicious, roasted and buttery-smooth — intoxicating to a coffee-lover like me.

By Abbie Gonçalves Sharon Stephenson is the owner and operator of Blooming Bean Coffee Co., which recently opened on the first floor of Bailey Contemporary Arts in Pompano Beach. The shop offers local, privately-roasted coffee from sustainable farms and serves artisan treats from local bakeries. In addition to selling such

Aren’t you always looking for that out-of-the-way restaurant? You know, the one, way-off-the-beaten-path, where the menu items are fresh and flavorful, but reasonably priced? I found that hidden gem: the Kamm Café (, located at the far southwestern corner of the Newport Center in Deerfield Beach (1407 West Newport Center

Charles “Charlie” Thompson, 90, known affectionately as “Mr. Charlie” to students, staff and faculty at Deerfield Beach High School, has been the school’s perfect football fan for over 44 years. In fact, some even refer to him as “Mr. Buck” because of his unfailing loyalty to the Deerfield Bucks. Mr.