Pediatric & Adult Dentistry of the Palm Beaches: A Family Practice

Pediatric & Adult Dentistry of the Palm Beaches Dr. Yuri Goldvasser & Lauren Kramer

Pediatric & Adult Dentistry of the Palm Beaches Dr. Yuri
Goldvasser & Lauren Kramer

Drs. Yuri Goldvasser and Lauren Kramer first met at Grand Central Station in Manhattan, brought together by a mutual friend. Their intended destination within the sprawling terminal complex was an upscale watering hole where they would break the ice with drinks. Neither planned for an extended evening; this was their first encounter and blind dates have a notorious failure rate. After the bar closed, the two went across the street and had a four-hour dinner.

It was love at first sight for this pair of young dentists. And now with children of their own, they share a dental practice – Pediatric & Adult Dentistry of the Palm Beaches – that places a strong emphasis on family. More…

Saved by the Bell: School is Back in Session


It’s music to any parent’s ear – the sound of the that first bell ringing out in late August, signaling that it’s time to go back to school. Before you know it, your little ones will be packing lunches, boarding school buses and returning to the routine of learning.

But where will they learn those all-important three Rs? We all want our kids’ childhoods to be filled with great experiences, to send them to a school that brings out the best in them. One where they’ll feel included, emotionally supported, academically challenged and encouraged to learn. With so many choices, how do you pick?

Never fear, because PBG Lifestyle has assembled a list of A+ institutions – places where you’ll feel confident that your kids are receiving top-notch knowhow from the very best around. More…

Kate Arrizza Let Science Shape Her Future


Kate Arrizza has always had a true love for science, especially when it relates to water and the ocean. The former US Naval Officer spent six years out at sea on the USS Tortuga, Carr and Fort McHenry, and holds a holds a master’s degree in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University.

Today, Arrizza’s skills and passions have been directed in a way that benefits locals of all ages through her role as Chief Operating Officer of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach.

“I consider myself a product of the product,” she said. “I came to the science museum as a little girl and it really shaped my path in life … [I] am thrilled to be back here shaping futures like mine was shaped.” More…

PBG Travel Leaders: The Taj Mahal: ‘Crown of Palaces’


I’ve always appreciated the Taj Mahal, but it took a personal visit to drive home the fact that the Taj is unquestionably the most beautiful structure that I have ever seen. Never in all my years have I witnessed such dynamic architecture and exquisite workmanship. After viewing the complex for myself, I could immediately comprehend why it took around 20,000 laborers and masons some 22 years to complete.

One might think that the Taj Mahal is the primary structure in the city of Agra, India, but this is not the case. The structure is nothing more than a tomb that stands just outside the Agra Fort or “Red” Fort. This fort has been a stronghold in Indian history. The Taj is located just east of the Agra Fort on the south bank of the Yamuna River. More…

Dr. Civin - Palm Beach Gardens Cosmetic Dentist

It happens every time. I have never in the past 30 years returned to my hometown of Cleveland without some sort of drama and/or plenty of demand for my time. My entire nuclear family resides in suburban Cleveland. My brother and sister live around the block from one another with their respective spouses and children. My mom is in a nursing home a few minutes away from them and my dad, the lone ranger, lives in the same condo he’s had for almost 30 years with wife v3.0. This condo is about 30 minutes away.

We always end up having to go in his direction, which means there’s a lot of driving involved and plenty more lost time. I hate to “lose time”. Add to this my 18 year-old nephew (my sister’s son) and my 11 year-old niece (my brother’s daughter) who vehemently demand my attention and can’t get enough of it. There is no such thing as a “vacation” or relaxing when I come to pay a visit. Which is why I often take a vacation after visiting my peeps. It’s that exhausting. More…

Rock-Ola Jukebox

Rock-Ola Jukebox

In an age of music applications like Spotify and Pandora, today’s hit songs are readily accessible on computers and cellphones. With the click of a mouse or a touch of our finger, we can instantly stream any song we want to hear.

But for those yearning for a nostalgic take on music, say that of the mid-20th century, you are in luck. The Rock-Ola Manufacturing Company is the only company in America that still makes jukeboxes reminiscent of the 1940s and 1950s – bubble tubes and all.

“Jukeboxes create the party,” said Glenn Streeter, owner of Rock-Ola. “I think it brings back a time people remember.” More…

You won’t want to miss this fantastic opportunity for a first-class stay in Naples! The Inn On 5th is sponsoring a fantastic getaway for our readers!

One lucky reader will enjoy:

  • A 3 Day, 2 Night Stay for Two a the Inn On 5th
  • Complimentary welcome bottle of wine and cheese tray, in room upon arrival
  • Complimentary lunch for two, each day of stay
  • Complimentary dinner for two, one night of stay

Entry deadline is September 27, 2015.
Drawing will be held September 28, 2015.
Must be of legal age to enter drawing.
Visit Inn On 5th to view the resort! More…

I finally did it.

I made the leap and found my very own Primary Care Physician (PCP). No more piggybacking off of my parents’ legacy of becoming the next generation in line for the same doctor; I’ve decided to find my own. I’ll admit, the process is lengthy. Nobody wants to keep a doctor they aren’t comfortable with, but nobody wants to choose a new doctor and be just as unhappy. The fear of the unknown can cause stagnation.

After researching online reviews and asking my peers, I was recommended to one that I immediately connected with. She listened to me, was knowledgeable and took action right away. Did I mention my waiting time was almost nonexistent? Even better was at the end of my visit, I was given the option to create an account in their patient portal, where I could view my test results quickly and communicate with my doctor almost instantly. That way, I wouldn’t have to worry about checking my mail, and contacting them after-hours was no longer an issue. I could get my message across on my time. More…

My mother has Alzheimer’s. This is not a joke and is certainly no laughing matter. There’s nothing funny about a disease that robs you of your integrity and eats away at your memory. That said, in order to survive the past 10 years sharing caregiver duties, my sister and I came to depend on heavy doses of humor to offset the spiraling decline of my mom’s once intelligent, educated and sophisticated demeanor.

My mother was always a food snob and enjoyed great food. With time her taste became more pedestrian and she saved me a fortune at Whole Foods. Food from Panda Express and Chipotle replaced her love of filet mignon and lobster. Kit Kats quickly became her snack of choice even as she continued to lose weight. If she blocked me in the hallway as I tried to drag in groceries, I turned it into a game of basketball so I could dodge her. More…