Cut-a-Thon For Down Syndrome

Help Hair Studio Artists at Delray Marketplace raise funds and awareness for Down Syndrome THIS Sunday, October 4th. 100% of proceeds will benefit the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization. For more information or how to make a donation, please visit:

Hair Studio Artists Salon in the Delray Marketplace is hosting a Cut-a-thon to raise funds and awareness for those with Down Syndrome. All of the proceeds will go to Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization to give people the head start they need for a full and successful life. 6 1/2 years ago the owner of Hair Studio Artists Eric Charles Mokotoff had a son born with Down Syndrome. His son is now in the 1st grade and flourishing due to generous donation like your. Come with damp shampooed hair, CUTS ARE $25 Cash/Check Only no CC, No Appointment Needed.

Sunday at 11:00am – 5:00pm

14851 Lyons Rd, #114, Delray Beach, Florida 33446

South Florida Snakes

Do you know your South Florida Snakes?

Do to a recent snake bite in West Boca, very close to our communities, I thought it was a good idea to share this Snake Identification Tool from the Florida Museum of Natural History.

What is know about the bite is that on 6/29/15 at around 11:00am, emergency crews responded to reports of a possible snake bite suburban West Boca Raton. On arrival the crew found a patient that stated they may have been bitten by a snake. After evaluation it was determined the snake was a garden snake and non venomous. Still scary as we usually just see them passing by. My wife saw a black 2 footer in the patio going under a hot tub and I found a thin, 8 incher in the driveway that was particularly feisty before disappearing in the grass. 

The Boca patient did not require transport by medics to a hospital and was treated and released.

Out of all the South Florida Snake Tables I looked at, I found this one to be the most user friendly. It helps you identify snakes by pattern, pictures and answer the most important question; Is the snake I am looking at venomous or not?

Hope you find this information as useful as I did.


New iPhone to be more like the rose gold iWatch

Not a specific West Boynton Beach topic but ultimately this was going to be a flexible blog and I am having a hard time finding local news that are not already covered somewhere else. Plus I am sure we have some gadget lovers in West Boynton Beach!

In some (most) of my circles I am kind of known as a Mac lover, Geek, Gadgety, etc guy so every time the rumor mill starts churning something about the new iPhone I have friends, co-workers and family members going “Is it really going to be just a piece of glass?”, “Will it have holograms like in Star Wars”, “Will it cure baldness?”. Man, our expectations are even more exponential than the technology progression curve. But since I am a Product Developer, I love it. Nothing like witnessing how companies try to fulfill the ever demanding customer requirements. It reminds of my son who believes every car ride you take should not last more than 10 minutes, regardless of the destination. Based on his expectations, he could be a great innovator.

But back to the gadgets, this time the new iPhone and no, I am sorry to say, it will not solve your receding hairline problem. As for future changes to the new iPhones (so far called iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus) this is what we know so far. And by the way, do you know who comes up with the best predictions? Hint: Is not an employee taking spy pictures in China. The best predictions come from Wall Street. Yes, those guys take networking to a new level and get the latest on what could really come true in order to protect large investments that often go outside of Apple. For example a KGI Securities analyst has issued a note to investors in which he corroborates rumors that the next-generation iPhone will adopt 7000 Series aluminum as used in the Apple Watch Sport. And why do you care? you ask… First because it is a stronger material, this should help to calm down all those back pocket bending concerns but also because it could mean the next iPhone will probably retain the same design as the iPhone 6, meaning no breakthrough on material behind a revolutionary design change. Although it could have slightly different dimensions.

The report claims that the next-generation iPhone could be wider and taller by about 0.15mm to account for the stronger 7000 Series aluminum design, while the smartphone may also be about 0.2mm thicker due to the addition of Force Touch. The new dimensions are marginal enough that most iPhone 6 users are unlikely to notice much of a difference with the so-called “iPhone 6s” design.

The analyst reiterated that the next-generation iPhone will be available in a new Rose Gold color option (is that important to you?), similar to the rose gold Apple Watch Edition, and also claimed that the existing gold color could be changed to look more like the yellow gold Apple Watch Edition. The existing space gray iPhone is also expected to look slightly more black, possibly in line with the space black Apple Watch.

To recap believable predictions for the next-generation iPhone, it will include an A9 processor (faster) with 2GB of RAM (more internal memory = faster), Force Touch, an improved 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, new Rose Gold color option, improved Touch ID recognition, gesture control support and more. Apple will likely retain 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes akin to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Comment or share if you like me to explain the possible features.


Cabo Flats! Et tu Fail? 

Now, this one hurts. Cabo Flats in Delray Marketplace had the worst routine restaurant inspection with 25 violations including a stop sale on salsa for temperature abuse, dozens of small flying insects in the kitchen, and a total of 10 violations marked high priority:

Other violations like employee failing to wash hands or washed with no soap, live, small flying insects in kitchen, raw meat storage conditions and temperature issues were found.

As one of my family’s favorite places I really hope they fix this and we’ll give them another chance. Also kudos to our restaurant and health inspectors!!!

Japango in Delray Marketplace had 13 violations including three high priority.


Da Vinci Italian Restaurant closed! (for the second time)

Do you like that Italian restaurant / pizza place at the Boynton Beach Blvd. and Jog Plaza ? Well….Health inspectors shut it down this past weekend for failed health inspections and for, wait for it, the second time. 

Da Vinci Italian Restaurant at 6655 Boynton Beach Blvd. in West Boynton Beach was ordered to close on May 29. Inspectors cited the restaurant for 17 violations, including three critical ones. If you have eaten or ordered from there and have a weak stomach, stop reading now.

They found about a dozen roaches in the kitchen, including one on a pizza box on a shelf! at the restaurant’s pizza preparation area.

myWbbN / health report 

Teddy Bear Affair and Food Truck Safari at the Palm Beach Zoo

Thought this could be a different kind of activity for your kids.

Teddy Bear Affair: May 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There is a Teddy Bears check-up at the Palm Beach Zoo, its call the Teddy Bear Affair!

Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal to this very special event. The Palm Beach Zoo’s Veterinary Team will be performing check-ups on your kid’s furry stuffed friends.

Additional activities include:

  • 11 am – 2 pm
    • Teddy Bear Clinic is open for business
    • Veterinarian Dress-up Station — try on scrubs, surgical caps, masks and snap a pic
    • Bear Cub Coloring Contest – enter your masterpiece for a chance to win a special surprise
  • 12:30 – 12:45 pm
    • American black bear keeper talk & training session

These activities will take place at the North American Black Bear Habitat.

Food Truck Safari: May 23, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Palm Beach Zoo invites you to feed your inner animal at some of South Florida’s best food trucks inside the Zoo, when the “Food Truck Safari” returns on May 23. Enjoy live music, exciting zookeeper talks and fun, up-close animal encounters along with culinary delights from several South Florida food trucks spread throughout the Zoo.

Admission, which does not include food and beverage purchases, is $9 for adult Zoo members, $10 for adult non-members, $6 for child Zoo members, $7 for child non-members and free for toddlers under age three. All food trucks are donating a portion of their proceeds toward Zoo operations. Trucks accept cash or credit. Gate proceeds support regular Zoo operations.

The Zoo encourages all food trucks to apply sustainable practices in their daily operations, and will once again give a “Sustainability Award” to the truck that excels in the most environmental and conservation sustainability categories in food production and presentation.

Have you seen these two?

PBSO deputies believe the man and the woman pictured in the surveillance footage may be responsible for attaching a skimming device at SunTrust Bank in the 9000 block of Military Trail and that was later found on April 18th.

They could have easily been involved in the credit card skimmers found in gas stations around the Canyons. 

PBSO is asking anyone who might recognize the individuals to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS.

If you see something, say something !