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The House Papa Built Through determination, skill and a dream, Hugh “Papa Hughie” Ganter succeeded in running what has become a landmark restaurant in Lighthouse Point – Papa Hughie’s Seafood World. The next generation has followed suit with the opening by his son of Papa’s Raw Bar. With anniversaries on the

Sink It and The Will Come Sinking ships for divers has long brought money to the city of Pompano Beach. Creating the most accessible, warm-water, year-round  world-class scuba diving park with major underwater art installations . . .  could bring in much more.             “Sink it, and

Our Dreamer   Juliana Cortes is a dreamer in two senses of the word: She dreams of graduating from college and becoming a professional dancer; and she dreams of becoming a United States citizen. By Danielle Charbonneau Photo by Andrew Itkoff           Juliana is what is

Modern Japanese • Thai 2515 E. Atlantic Blvd., 954-943-7390 We watched this new inconspicuous Japanese/Thai restaurant come together over the last year. Located on Atlantic Boulevard, East of U.S. 1 across from Big Daddy’s, we were unexpectedly surprised with what we found. Yakuza is an authentic experience. Once inside, you

By Dan Hobby   The Frontier Long after most of the nation was settled and years after the United States Census Bureau declared there was no longer a frontier in America, the southeastern area of Florida was, for all practical purposes, a wilderness.  Decades of warfare and lack of transportation

They Rise Again return of the spec homes Spec House—short for “speculation,” usually refers to houses built by developers, designers or contractors for the sole purpose of selling at completion of construction. These residences tend to be staged with appliances, furniture and occasionally dishes and towels but those finishes vary greatly. South Florida has a long

It takes hours to roast a turkey. The average temperature in South Florida in late November is—well let’s just say, it’s usually still pretty hot. We all like to think that if we drink enough pumpkin spice lattes, autumn will magically appear in South Florida. Sorry, it just doesn’t work.

Florida Highwaymen Exhibit Saturday,  March 19, 2016  10am-5pm Sample-McDougald House 450 NE 10 Street, Pompano Beach Admission is $5 per person Preview Night Friday, March 18, 2016 5:30pm-8:30pm Admission is $35 and includes food and beverages and entertainment To purchase tickets call 954 691-5686. For more information about the Florida Highwaymen art

Meet a group of women who are doing wonderful things to transform the lives of women and girls everywhere – posing as bobby-soxers, modeling outrageous fashions, and all. By Pam Euston If you’re a Soroptimist, no cause is too minor, no piece of clothing too humble, so as to not

Brown Derby Ingredients 1.5 ounces bourbon 1 ounce  fresh grapefruit juice .5 ounce honey syrup (recipe below) Directions Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a cocktail glass or this drink looks good in an old fashioned champagne glass Garnish with a grapefruit