Ever think the water looks a bit murky? That it might be breeding dangerous bacteria? Well, don’t let your imagination get the best of you – the Florida Department of Health has you covered. The department posts the latest reports of ocean bacteria levels every two weeks on its website. Most of the time, the data shows that in South Florida, the water is safe. But it can’t hurt to be cautious. You can view all of the water-quality readings dating back to the year 2000. To see the reports go to floridahealth.gov.
Looking back at the 50-year history of our company, we recall the challenges of the early days, and one of them was what to do in the summer. The magazine did not publish for several months, and the reason was the perception that many among our natural market were not here. It came as a surprise to learn how many of our readers spent much of the summer in the mountains of North Carolina. Another surprise was learning that there were mountains in North Carolina, somehow having forgotten that some years before we made a speech in Asheville.
Katherine MacDonald, who suffered from acne, struggled to find cosmetics that weren’t full of synthetic, unsafe or irritating ingredients that would aggravate her skin. After three years of research and development, she created her own mineral-based natural cosmetics line that’s free of parabens, talc, artificial dyes or fragrances and other synthetic ingredients. She launched the line in 2008 out of her home.
Pure Barre provides a total body workout that targets the areas of the body women struggle with most: seat, hips, thighs, abs and arms. West Palm Beach’s studio Owner Melissa Hirsch recommends taking classes three to four days a week and guarantees results within 10 classes. Her new client special includes 30 consecutive days of Pure Barre for $99.
Enjoy the beauty of Nathan Sawaya’s work when the internationally-renowned artist returns to the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood this summer. Pieces from Sawaya’s collaboration with Australian photographer Dean West will be on display, as well as new LEGO® sculptures; artandculturecenter.org
June 7 to Aug. 17