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June 8 marks World Oceans Day. Marches in Washington D.C. and simultaneous events across the nation will honor the sea and help spread awareness about issues affecting the ocean’s fragile ecosystem. In the same spirit, we highlight some local, ocean-oriented events happening this summer. Plus, we feature two stories about ...

READ THE ARTICLE IN MAGAZINE FORMAT HERE. READ IN TEXT FORMAT BELOW. FEAT Paddleboard Superstar June 2018 in POM By Danielle Charbonneau As a 14-year veteran of the Pompano Beach fire department (first as a firefighter paramedic, then as a fire inspector) Victoria Burgess has practice challenging her body and ...

By Danielle Charbonneau I’ve been known to keep a pretty exhaustive bucket list. Two activities on this uber-long, idealistic list of mine include scuba diving and setting a world record (for anything). This June 16, I will have the opportunity to complete both of these simultaneously. Dixie Divers in Deerfield ...

Fancy gowns. Tuxedos. Boutonnières. Limousinesand dancing. Prom is a rite of passage for most American teenagers, but for some young people battling cancer, prom is just a dream — a fading mirage in the distance. Toxic chemotherapy treatments, medical complications and fatal conditions often prevent children with cancer from making it ...

By Danielle Charbonneau | Photos by Jeff Graves It started with a rainbow — first a quarter circle of yellow painted in the left bottom corner of the canvas, followed by thick arches of magenta, cerulean blue, then midnight blue and black, stretching diagonally to the upper right corner. We ...

Deerfield Beach Magazine is your local source for everything Deerfield Beach. From restaurants, to attractions, services, shopping, events and recreation, Deerfield Beach Magazine’s CITY GUIDE is the place to look! Check it out HERE.

Ira with two Friends of Deerfield Island volunteers. By Danielle Charbonneau On a particularly chilly morning in January, I met Ira Wechterman at Sullivan Park to board a boat to Deerfield Island. Ira is the passionate president of Friends of Deerfield Island, a non-profit organization of volunteers he founded in 2015 ...

By Danielle Charbonneau Rick remembers the first time he saw a kiteboarder. He was sitting on the beach at dusk when suddenly he saw a young man being effortlessly dragged through the waves attached to a neon kit. Rick watched as the kite pulled the man’s body along the shoreline for ...

"Self Portrait of the Artist" (c) Laurence Gartel 2017 By Danielle Charbonneau When Boca Raton-based artist Laurence Gartel began exploring digital art in 1975 as an eager 19-year-old in Buffalo, New York, he had a vision. He saw a world in which art would be created using digital technology — ...

Whole fried snapper, which is prepared table side. By Danielle Charbonneau In a world where we retreat to our own corners of the home, plugged into our own individual iPads and laptops to binge watch Netflix in the privacy of our own little sphere, culture can sometimes be a bit isolating. ...