From the editor’s notebook: Our slice of paradise

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By: Jeff Perlman Editor in Chief
Lots to discuss this month…
Congratulations to our friends at Crane’s Beach House for being mentioned in “Authentic Florida’s” online piece that noted all the cool places to stay in Florida.
The article talked about some of the best “authentic” Florida accommodations and frankly the piece would have been incomplete without a mention of Crane’s.
For those locals seeking an August “stay cation,” Crane’s Beach House is a luxurious resort with 28 distinctive suites and four luxury villas. The suites, which recently underwent a $1.2 million facelift, are surrounded by tropical gardens and you feel like you are tucked away in paradise even though you are literally steps to the action of Atlantic Avenue and the beach.
Please indulge me for a moment, because I take special pride in Crane’s. I was on the commission when the redevelopment was approved despite fears of noise and parking issues. In reality, Crane’s has become a local icon, hosting community events and becoming one of our city’s premier corporate citizens.
I’ve stayed at the resort a few times over the years and have recommended it to friends and business associates all of whom have raved about the charm and customer service.
Congrats Crane’s! You are authentically fantastic.
Leadership Florida
A decade ago, I graduated from Leadership Florida, a statewide program that gives 50-55 leaders from throughout the state a chance to learn about the issues, challenges and opportunities facing our state.
While I have always enjoyed living here, I have to admit that I did not fall in love with Florida until I had a chance to attend Leadership Florida’s highly renowned class program. Not only are you exposed to world class thought leaders on a variety of topics, but the class creates lifelong friendships and for me and others a deep appreciation for Florida’s uniqueness and beauty.
Recently, we attended the annual meeting in Orlando which was extra special for me because my son Ben graduated from College Leadership Florida. It’s now something we share and plan to remain involved in the organization for a lifetime.
Next year, the 35th anniversary of Leadership Florida, brings the annual meeting to Palm Beach County. The event should be extra special and several of the Boca-Delray graduates hope to create an experience in Delray or Boca. It’s a chance to bring the movers and shakers in business, non-profits, education and government to our community show them what we have to offer.
Stay tuned!
And please consider applying for one of the many programs offered by Leadership Florida.
Sensus on the Move
Keep your eye on Sensus Healthcare based in Boca Raton.
The company, which specializes in non-melanoma skin cancers, recently went public on Nasdaq.
The company has a device called the SRT-100 which is a non-invasive alternative to Mohs surgery.
Billed as quick, painless and carefree, the SRT-100 hopes to disrupt the skin cancer treatment market, which unfortunately is growing.
The incidence of squamous cell carcinoma has been rising, with increases up to 200 percent over the past three decades in the U.S. (Skin Cancer Foundation).
Mattress Store coming soon
Boca residents on social media seemed deflated when news broke that a sky diving simulator once talked about for Airport Road will actually be a mattress store and other retail. Sigh…
The store will be built next to the Tilted Kilt.
We agree that a sky dive or flight simulator facility would have been a hit in that location.