From Hair Designer to Hammock Designer

Mr. Le and his partner Mr. Diep have launched Wynn Wyse Designs, manufacturer of the first high quality stainless steel hammock stand in the United States Market. It has a simple, collapsible and portable design with no screws and yet is heavy duty. It is designed for both inside and outside the home. The simple but elegant look comes in a variety of colors to match your home.

When asked how and why he decided to sell hammocks, Mr. Le said he was having difficulty falling asleep due to his busy and hectic life and started researching how to fall asleep easier. He came across a few articles about the benefits of sleeping on a hammock (links at bottom of article).

He began looking for a hammock but they were either poor quality, inconvenient, unsafe or didn’t have a swivel movement. He decided to make a safe, portable, swivel hammock that would last a lifetime. After a two year process and testing, he had one certified by the international product officer for quality control. The first prototype was displayed at his salon for customers to use and 99% of people loved it, especially kids!

If you need help relaxing and falling asleep, this hammock is for you! You can take it anywhere: The beach, camping or a road trip. It’s also a great option for those who need to stay overnight with a relative in the hospital or are visiting a friend in Manhattan.

Now selling online at Wynn Wyse, Amazon, in person at the Foodtown Super Market in Davie and the Tien Hung Market in Orlando, and coming soon on EBay. Links below:

https://www.thesleepjudge.com/benefits-sleeping-hammock

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.treklightgear.com/a/s/blogs/trek-life/sleeping-in-a-hammock-is-good-for-you

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.treklightgear.com/a/s/blogs/trek-life/seven-hammock-benefits

https://www.criticalcactus.com/hammock-sleeping-benefits

https://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com/sleeping-in-a-hammock-could-save-your-life

https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20110621/hammocks-help-you-sleep

Palm Beach Radio Control Association Raises $10,500 for Charity

Five Charities Benefit including the Alexander ‘Sandy’ Nininger State Veterans Nursing Home

The Palm Beach Radio Control Association flies at the West Delray Regional Park.

From November through April, the Palm Beach Radio Control Association sponsored a variety of fundraisers to benefit charities. They kicked off the season with the Annual Warbirds over the Glades fundraiser for Alexander ‘Sandy’ Nininger State Veterans Nursing Home. The Annual Toys for Tots Fundraiser was in December.

Ziggy’s Bird Sanctuary

January’s fundraiser was for the Hepzibah House for victims of human trafficking. There was a fun fly, raffles and prizes. The Annual fundraiser for Ziggy’s Bird Sanctuary was held in February. Ziggy’s Haven Bird Sanctuary is a not for profit parrot rescue organization and a no kill shelter. The Association wrapped up the season with Snowbirds Fun-Fly to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. They grilled up some tasty food, sold raffles and flew planes.

The Association would like to thank the community and West Boca News for their support.

Levis JCC Sandler Center hosts Highly-Anticipated 3rd Annual Judy Levis Markhoff Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival

Three Weeks, 40+ Films, Two Thumbs Up

It’s time for ‘lights, camera, action’ as The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Sandler Center revs up for this year’s newly named Judy Levis Markhoff Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival (BRJFF), which runs from March 10 – March 31, 2019.  Now among the top 10 Jewish Film Festivals in the US, this year’s BRJFF features the best narrative, documentary and short films from around the world.  The broad array of films explores the Jewish experience, culture, history, identity, and topics relevant to Jewish life with a diverse collection of over 44 international and independent premiere films from over 19 countries.  Films will be screened at Cinemark Palace 20 Theaters in Boca Raton from March 10-23 and at Movies of Delray from March 24-30 and at Beifield Auditorium at the Levis JCC Sandler Center on various dates.

The Festival’s opening night on Sunday, March 10 will take audiences on an unlikely adventure with the dark comedy To Dust starring odd couple Matthew Broderick and Géza Röhrig.  To Dust was the winner of both the Audience Award and Best New Narrative Director at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and is a Palm Beach County Premiere.  Director and South Florida local, Shawn Snyder and the star of the film, Géza Röhrig (star of the Academy Award-winning ‘Son of Saul’) will be making special guest appearances and will host a post-screening discussion. 

The closing night film at Cinemark on March 23 will feature the US Jewish Film Festival Premiere of The Bird Catcher, a Norwegian thriller about a 14-year old girl who had to assume a new identity as a boy in order to navigate her survival on a remote snowbound farm amidst the hostility of Nazi-occupied Norway.  The event will be attended by Director Ross Clarke and Producer Lisa Black.

Fans of the BRJFF will mambo their way into the final closing night of the Festival on March 31 at Zinman Hall with the premiere screening of the documentary ‘Mamboniks,’ a film with a huge connection to the New York transplants of South Florida.  Surprisingly, many of Mambo’s biggest fanatics were Jewish, a diverse, offbeat group of devotees whose zeal for mambo dancing earned them the hipster nickname: “Mambonik.”  Following the film there will be a concert and dance party with several local ‘Mamboniks,’ and the Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated band PALO, who will be performing their own style of Cuban music they call “Afro-Cuban Funk.”

Other not-to-be-missed films:

  • Golda’s Balcony – a film of the original Broadway show starring Tovah Feldshuh
  • The Unorthodox – a film that is one of Israel’s biggest box office hits of the year
  • The Other Story – directed by Avi Nesher, one of Israel’s most renowned filmmakers
  • King Bibi – a film based on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Family Practice – US PREMIERE of a feature situation drama from Switzerland

Additionally, three official entries to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film will premiere at the Festival including Slovakia’s The Interpreter, Austria’s The Waldheim Waltz, and Russia’s Sobibor. 

“Due to the overwhelming success of our last two Festivals, we will be joined by more high-profile producers, directors, actors, and scholars from around the world than ever before.  We have been so touched by the outpouring of support from our community for this Festival and for our year-round programming,” said Wendy Honig, BRJFF Artistic Director. 

The full 2019 Program Guide including dates, show times, a synopsis of each film and theater location is available on bocajff.org.  For individual general admission tickets or information on sponsorships and passes, please call 561-558-2514 or visit the Levis JCC Sandler Center Box Office located at 21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton.