One for the books

A Coconut Creek couple creates free libraries at local businesses Jose and Julieta Rubiralta share a desire to make people happy when they least expect it. They don’t think twice about dropping a few dollars at a bus stop or leaving a note with a cheery saying on someone’s car windshield. “Doing these random acts

A world apart

Junior Achievement of South Florida changes students’ lives with interactive business education Like many fifth-graders, Zaidi Fearon wanted to be just like her parents, who run successful businesses in Jamaica. Her mother and father operate a mall and her father runs a zoo. But Fearon didn’t have an idea what running a business would be

Absolutely Frilling

Indulge in sweet and savory treats at Frilled, the new Coral Springs bakery Ruthy Miranda believes lunch isn’t complete without a cupcake—a little sweetness to balance the spices in the meal. That’s why she offers both baked goods and savory foods at her new bakery, Frilled Cakery and Treats. “When you eat something sweet, you

Perfect Fit

A local shop helps restore women’s confidence after breast cancer surgery There’s a certain comfort about A Fitting Experience, where customers ring a bell and enter a world of understanding and compassion. Women arrive one after another—sometimes 50 in one week. While they all share a similar experience, their needs are far from the same.

Beyond the Badge

We see them in uniform and on the job, but we don’t always know much about the police officers who serve and protect our community. Life spoke to three Coconut Creek police officers to learn more about their off-duty pursuits. Cake for Life Michael Leonard started out in the state attorney’s office reading police reports.

Paying it Forward

How one woman’s breast cancer journey ultimately saved her family Breast cancer. It’s incredible how two words can change and save so many lives in an instant. I never thought I had to worry about it. I didn’t have a family history of cancer, so when I noticed a lump on my left breast three

Reaping a Different Kind of Harvest

What you need to know about water collection According to Broward County data, water used on our landscapes accounts for half of our household water usage. While a lot of good information about Florida-friendly landscaping and picking the proper plants to minimize irrigation requirements is available on the city’s website (coconutcreek.net), there’s another way to

Yellow Submarine

The lowdown: If the 250-footer isn’t impressive enough for the superyacht set, how about the ability to go 1,650 feet below the surface? Triton Submarines in Vero Beach is one of the country’s leading manufacturers of personal submersibles, especially ones designed exclusively for “yacht-based deployment.” The details: Triton has introduced its 1650/3 LP, billed as

What I Did This Summer

It should have come as no surprise that Sarah Silverman would steal the show at the Democratic National Convention. The Emmy Award-winning comedian has been dropping jaws for nearly 25 years with confrontational, no-holds-barred comedy, all delivered with a pitch-perfect mix of sarcasm and sweetness. But for all the buzz generated by her off-the-cuff comment

Put a Fork In It

It’s been 37 years since Ricky Marcellini’s father opened a piano bar in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, next door to the eclectic store owned by Ricky’s mother that sold furniture, pots, pans, frames and other home goods. Initially, the piano bar didn’t serve food. As the story goes, customers pointed to the fondue pots that were