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EXPANSION Its a miracle that happens every year.More than 1,000 volunteers began cooking turkeys and the trimmings in Palm Beach Gardens on Nov. 20, preparing meals for 80,000 needy people across Palm Beach County. They cook nonstop for six days, with an organized precision that would match any military operation, says local businessman Tom DeRita, who founded the Big Heart Brigade 18 years ago. It started when Mr. DeRitas teenage son David asked his dad to help him cook Thanksgiving meals for some homeless veterans. The nonprofit Brigade has since grown each year. This year, requests for more than 92,000 meals were submitted. The week before the holiday the group still needed $25,000. The goal was reduced to 80,000. Last year, the Brigade delivered meals to more than 67,000 people. Its amazing what can happen when good people decide they can accomplish something,Ž says Mr. DeRita. Just a meal, a Thanksgiving meal, can put a smile on peoples faces like you wouldnt believe.Ž It costs the Heart Brigade $1.35 to provide one meal. More than 60 businesses and agencies help support the effort, in addition to the 5,000 total volunteers who help cook and deliver. The city of Palm Beach Gardens, especially the fire department, plays a big role. Scores of firefighters go through certification to cook, which takes place at Fire Station No. 3 on Northlake Boulevard. Chief Pete Bergel calls the cooking and the delivery of the dinners, Indescribable. Theres really no way to believe that you can accomplish all of that in a week, but we do,Ž the chief says. The Brigade supports other charitable causes throughout the year, but the Thanks-giving dinner is its biggest effort. Donations can be made at or by calling 502-8194 or 719-2877. Q C.B. HANIF A2 OPINION A4PETS A10 MUSINGS A11 BUSINESS A13NETWORKING A16-18REAL ESTATE A19ARTS B1 EVENTS B6-7FILM REVIEW B11SOCIETY B12-14 CUISINE B15 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE Vol. I, No. 7 • FREE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: NOVEMBER 25, 2010 Book review "Strangers" serves a generous feast of history and mystery. A7 X The MashupGo ahead, throw that turkey. B8 XWarm traditionFlorida Classical Ballet performs “The Nutcracker.” B1 X Gardens Society See who's out and about in Palm Beach County. B12-14 X Big Heart Brigade on way to feeding 80,000FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF Q SEE PHOTOS ON A12 X Uh-oh, here they come, just ahead, on the left and right. Orange diamonds, black letters, WORK ZONE, ROAD NARROWS, LANE ENDS, MERGE RIGHT-LEFT. Howling and buffeting by, from I-95 across the intersection with Military Trail and PGA Boulevard, on a stretch studded with warning signs, people in their motor BY TIM NORRIStnorris@” SEE I95, A8 X CRAWLS FORWARD SLOW BUT SURE Above, Peter Dobens, project Public Information Officer. COURTESY PHOTO

PAGE 2 FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 And now, to be thankful for something completely different: Unlike other places in the world we live in a country where, in the words of Stephen Biko of South Africa, I write what I like.Ž We get to cuss out our government officials, even question whether their birth certificates were stamped USA or Kenya, without putting our lives at risk like the anti-apartheid martyr. In contrast, I met human rights attorney and distinguished former Azerbaijan Parliament member Matlab Mutallimli while in that country in March represent-ing my colleagues of the international Organization of News Ombudsmen. News ombudsmen field concerns at their news organizations and generally respond publicly. In Baku, the Caspian sea capital of the oil-rich former Soviet republic that now is the Free Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan, the news the other day: Azerbaijan must immediately release Eynulla Fatullayev.Ž It was for his articles critical of the government that Mr. Fatullayev was arrested in 2007 and eventually sentenced to a cumulative eight years in jail on charges ranging from Incitement of hatredŽ to tax evasion. So say his defenders, who include the Committee to Protect Jour-nalists, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders. For years Mr. Fatullayev suffered beatings, threats and the persecution of his fam-ily because of his outspoken journalism. In April the European Court of Human Rights, whose rulings Azerbaijan is obli-gated to observe, found that Mr. Fatul-layevs rights of free expression had been violated and that he had been unfairly tried. The ECHR ordered his release with 27,822 Euros ($37,854) in compensation. In July, however, Mr. Fatullayev was sentenced to an additional 2 years on charges of possession of narcotics, which he says are routinely planted by Baku prison guards to silence critics. On Nov. 11 the Azerbaijani Supreme Court agreed to implement the ECHR decision „ while not addressing the drug charges. And in what the Commit-tee to Protect Journalists called a ruling blatantly tailored to defy the European Courts order,Ž a Baku Appeals Court has said he will remain imprisoned while he appeals those charges. Other Azeri journalists have been even less fortunate. Enter my host, Matlab Mutallimli. While I broke from a whirlwind schedule of meetings and interviews with journal-ists and news organizations, he motioned me to follow him through a crowd to the front of a memorial service at the grave of Elmar Huseynov. It was the anniversary of the brutal 2005 shooting murder of Mr. Huseynov. The award-winning journalist had suffered threats and incarceration for his criticism of Azerbaijani authorities. He was fined and forced to close his popular Monitor after being convicted in 1998 of insulting the nation.Ž The view of many gathered was that the Azeri government was responsible for the assassination of Mr. Huseynov, who our U.S. ambassador at his first memorial ser-vice had described as a national hero. I confess to having little clue about the challenges of establishing a free, demo-cratic, post-Soviet era government. As a journalist, I also dont take allegations as givens, one reason I would have liked the organizers of my visit to have arranged for me to speak to the other side,Ž so to speak. Yet one of our government officials there has told me that as for higher lev-els, they are not open to such meetings. Theyve heard it many times before. Ahh, progress on media? Not really. A couple of months after my visit, Journalism 2.0Ž author Mark Briggs con-firmed from Baku that There certainly is a lot of interest in journalism for a place that has such struggles with it.Ž Among the hurdles he cited: News outlets must receive a special license from the government, which means there is little investigative report-ing. (The government doesnt tolerate criticism.) Independent news sources, mostly online, apparently operate with a single-minded focus on complaining about the government, so the idea of jour-nalistic objectivity and fairness are a are work in progress, to put it mildly. Still, many journalists I spoke to are hopeful that the Internet will change the game and bring a diversity of voices and reporting to a nation that sorely needs it.Ž And the fact that there is no news on regulating the Internet is one place where there is some hope. Our own news media are not guiltless, of course. Ive mentioned before my ombudsman colleagues chastising us U.S. media types for cheerleading our nation and the world into the Iraq disaster. Just this year, we have endured another round of idiotic media fascination over whether President Barack Obama was born in the USA or is a closet Muslim. Weve had journalists give carte blanc to angryŽ folks who threaten to tote weapons to public rallies, rather than call it out as the thinly veiled thuggery that it is. And sure, our radio and TV blowhards get to say pretty much what they want. But our government doesnt make us listen. We all get to tune them out. Because „ in popu-lar culture jargon „ thats how we roll. Its just more of our freedom that we should not take for granted. So thanks, Dear Readers „ especially those of you who fought and marched and even died „ for my freedom to write what I hope you and I like. 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PAGE 4 FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 OPINION Gitmo is going to remain open for the foreseeable future,Ž said an unnamed White House official to The Washing-ton Post this week. For guidance on the notorious U.S. Navy base in Cuba, President Barack Obama should look to an old naval facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When Ana Maria Careaga was 16 years old and pregnant, Argentine mili-tary thugs snatched her off the street, dragged her to a clandestine detention center and tortured her for four months. It was 1977, and a military dictatorship had just staged a coup in Argentina. Thirty thousand people were disap-pearedŽ between 1976 and 1983 under the brutal junta. The junta enjoyed the enthusiastic support of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who is credited with authorizing a multigovernment ter-ror network called Operation CondorŽ that killed upward of 60,000 people across South America. Decades later, Argentina has emerged from the dictatorship and risen from economic collapse as one of the new, progressive democracies of Latin Amer-ica. Ms. Careaga, now 50 years old, is the director of the Instituto Espacio para la Memoria, the Institute of the Space for Memory, at the old Navy Mechanics School in the middle of Buenos Aires, where 5,000 prisoners were imprisoned, tortured and most later killed. The insti-tute is committed to maintaining the memory of this dark chapter of Argen-tine history. Ana feared she would lose her baby. Among the horrors she endured were repeated electric shocks with a cattle prod inside her vagina. While she was imprisoned, her mother, Esther Careaga, met with other mothers of children who had been disappeared. They gathered in the Plaza de Mayo, holding pictures of their missing children and walking in a circle to raise awareness, to protest and to gain international support against the violence and terror of the Argentine state. After Ana was released and received political asylum in Switzerland, Esther Careaga did not stop marching in the Plaza de Mayo. I asked Ana why. She said: When I was freed, my mother returned to the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. The others said, Why are you here if you have already recovered your daughter? My mother said, I will con-tinue until all the disappeared appear, because all the disappeared are my chil-dren.Ž Esther Careaga and a group of other Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and two French nuns were disappeared, taken to be tortured and killed, between Dec. 8-10, 1977. They were taken to the old Navy Mechanics School. With grim sophistication, the Argentine govern-ment drugged their tortured victims and piled their limp, yet living, bodies in planes. They were flown over coastal waters and dropped thousands of feet to their deaths. Unusual winds and tides washed Esther Careagas body, and sev-eral others, ashore, and they were ulti-mately identified. Standing in the place where her mother was last alive in the torture center, Ana showed me a book with a redacted U.S. diplomatic memo obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, show-ing the U.S. embassy in Argentina knew that her mother had been killed and her body recovered, something Ana and her father did not learn for decades. Now, the surviving victims themselves, and their reclaimed government, are trying „ and in most cases convict-ing „ many of the criminals (Kissinger has yet to be tried, and is said to be very careful when traveling internationally to avoid arrest). Ana is attending two trials simultaneously: On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, she attends the trial of those who tortured and murdered her mother. For the rest of the week, in the same courtroom, she attends the trial of her own torturers. She serves as a living object lesson in the patient, disciplined pursuit of justice. Which brings us back to Guantanamo. While the U.S. preaches to Cuba about its lack of democracy, maintaining an embargo against the country for decades, you would think it would set up a model of democracy on the piece of Cuba that the U.S. controls. Instead, it has formed a globally reviled concentration camp there, a Kafkaesque land beyond the reach of law. About 180 men are now interned at Guantanamo Bay, with diminishing prospects of a day in any real court, for years subjected to interrogations and to extended isolation that is both legally and actually torture. President Obama prom-ised to close the prison camp. Congress now is unlikely to fund any Guantanamo shutdown and prisoner transfer, leaving the president shackled to Guantanamo, consigning the prisoners there to indefi-nite detention and despair, and deepen-ing the disgust with which many in the world view the U.S. Ana Maria Careaga is a torture survivor who goes to work in the very facility where her mother was tortured and spent her final hours. Her advice for President Obama is simple: Close Guantanamo.Ž Q „ Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!,Ž a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 800 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier,Ž recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.A cry from Argentina: Close GuantanamoNancy Pelosi is remarkably consistent. During the election campaign, she attacked Republicans for proposals to tackle the nations fiscal problems. After the election, she is attacking the co-chairmen of President Barack Obamas fiscal commission for the same offense. What was all that about how Americans cant abide a party of noŽ again? Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the Repub-lican and Democratic chairmen of Presi-dent Obamas commission respectively, shocked Washington with a bipartisan proposal that isnt the typical wishy-washy fare. It is starkly forthright about our fiscal mess and about potential solutions. They say that America cannot be great if we go broke,Ž and suggest a pack-age with a ratio of roughly 3:1 spending reductions to tax increases for a total of $4 trillion in deficit reduction by 2020. Pelosi would prefer a ratio of 0:4 spend-ing cuts to tax increases. The implicit Democratic deficit plan is to careen toward bankruptcy, then hike taxes as much as possible. Amid all the budget wonkery, the simplest number in Simpson-Bowles „ which still has to be considered by the broader commission „ is 21 percent. The proposal would cap revenues at 21 percent of GDP, and eventually bring spending in line with revenue. The left cant accept that number. It means giving back the federal govern-ments gains of the Obama era, when federal spending has spiked to more than 24 percent of GDP. And it is inconsistent with the massive subsidy regime of Obam-aCare. Democrats didnt trash their House majority in the spending splurge of the past two years only to go back to George W. Bush levels of expenditure. The right isnt „ and shouldnt be „ happy with 21 percent, either. It would be a historically high tax take by the federal government. Christopher Papa-gianis of the think tank e21 calculates that federal revenues averaged 17.8 per-cent of GDP from 1946 to 2008. For five decades, Washington absorbed less than 20 percent of the economy without courting utter fiscal ruin. In this context, 21 percent is a starting point. It makes clear what the direction of governments size should be: down-ward. Simpson-Bowles has its flaws. Among other things, it cuts defense and accepts the fiscally ruinous architecture of ObamaCare. But it includes serious proposals to cut discretionary spending, to put Social Security on a sounder foot-ing and to broaden the tax base while simplifying the code and bringing the top rate down to 23 percent. The next move is President Obamas. He constantly says the debt is unsustain-able.Ž Either hes going to play against type and cut government, or hell need to raise taxes on the middle class. For all the controversy over the Bush tax cuts for the rich,Ž ending them would only generate $700 billion in revenue during the next 10 years. The real money is in the Bush tax cuts for everyone else „ $3 tril-lion over 10 years. Democrats are extend-ing those and exempting them from the pay-goŽ rules so they dont have to find countervailing spending reductions. Simpson-Bowles delivered the kind of fresh, fearless thinking President Obama said he wanted. But the comfortable, stale politics of Nancy Pelosi beckons. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.A first step on the debt amy GOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly O rich LOWRY Special to Florida Weekly O GUEST OPINION PublisherMichelle Nogamnoga@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorBetty Reporters & ColumnistsC.B. 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JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly Strangers,Ž by Mary Anna Evans. Poisoned Pen Press. 322 pages. $24.95 Hardcover, $14.95 Trade Pbk. StrangersŽ is the sixth novel in Mary Anna Evans Faye Longchamp mystery series. But now the 40-something pro-tagonist is Dr. Faye Longchamp-Man-tooth, eight months pregnant and final-ly possessing her doctorate in archae-ology. With her husband, Joe, she has founded an archaeological consulting firm. Their first sig-nificant job brings them to St. Augus-tine, Fla., to work for Daniel and Suzanne Wrather. Suzanne has inherited an important historical house, Dunkirk Manor, part of which is now a bed and breakfast. The Wrathers are considering additional changes, includ-ing installing a swimming pool. Faye will advise them about excavating the rear gardens in compliance with local preservation ordinances. Not only does this lavish estate capture the atmosphere of the decades between its establishment in 1889 and its heyday in the Roaring 20s, it is also woven into St. Augustines history from 1565. Before long, Faye and Joe are involved in mysteries of the distant and recent past as well as a new one that opens up almost upon their arrival. As Fayes staffers sift through the garden areas, they discover tiles that edged a buried swimming pool. Under some of those tiles are belongings of the manors former owners, Raymond and Allyce Dunkirk. In the attic, Faye finds interesting curios of the past, along with the jour-nal of a Spanish priest who had been among the explorer-settlers of the 16th century. Old weapons, tools, toys, coins and other items accumulate to give clues about the heyday of Dunkirk Manor and the centuries-old history of St. Augustine. Also working for the present owners is a beautiful, intelligent young woman named Glynis Smithson. An ardent preservationist and conserva-tionist, shes the daughter of a major local real estate developer „ and her concerns are in direct conflict with her fathers. Manipulative Alan finds his daughter a new boyfriend, a man whose values echo his own. But the relation-ship between Glynis and Lex is a disas-ter. When both are discovered missing, StrangersŽ shifts into high gear. In Glynis blood-stained car is a collection of rare artifacts and a note that signals a wish for Fayes help. Lex could be a suspect, except that his body soon turns up in the Matanzas River with his throat cut open. The detective assigned to the case feels that Fayes expertise can aid the inves-tigation, especially with regard to the artifacts. Faye, however, is so advanced in her pregnancy that the physical strains of her initial assign-ment are complicat-ed by the stress of the murder mystery, the disappearance of Glynis and the dis-covery of buried chil-drens toys from the 1920s. When an an eerie feeling that Dunkirk Manor is haunted, she senses Allyces uneasy, forlorn spirit. Faye, who has befriended local historians, learns that Raymond betrayed Allyce by having an affair with Lilibeth Campbell, a member of the Hollywood set that populated St. Augustine in the 1920s. Lilibeth ended up murdered. While the present murder and missing person investigations proceed, Faye spends any spare time translating the priests journal. Her former professor, Magda, who is working on Fayes staff, helps with the translation. This evoca-tive narrative, sections of which are alternated with the present action, is as fascinating in its own way as the primary plot. It sketches the conflict of European forces for control over North America, the friendship with and betrayal of the Timucua Indians by Spanish expeditionary forces and the corruption of the clergy. StrangersŽ turns thriller in its later chapters, and the gradually unfolding plot leads to an astounding outcome, consequent upon an unexpected motive cleverly disguised until late in the game. In populating and detailing her three intersecting story lines „ the 1560s, the 1920s and the present „ Gainesville author Ms. Evans builds a cast of fascinating characters. These include Fayes husband (a contempo-rary take on the noble savage concept), Detective Overstreet, Father Domingo, Fayes friend and colleague Magda, the manors owners (past and present) and an old man named Victor who as a child had been close to the Dunkirk family and whose shaky memory holds impor-tant clues. Strangers,Ž a generous feast of history and mystery, is a splendid addition to a first-rate sleuthing series. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 NEWS A7 Throughout my career, I have encountered many accomplished, sophisticated single people of all ages who have argued that there were no decent, trustworthy people out there to meet.Ž They would bitterly tell me the war stories about betrayals from supposed soul mates who turned out to be liars, cheaters or worse. After so many disappointments, they concluded that they would never meet a person that they could truly count on. I wouldnt dare tell them You should have known better,Ž because weve all had our hearts trampled on when we least expected. However, there is an important life lesson that behooves all of us to learn, not only in our love relationships, but in friendships or business associations as well: People cant help but reveal who they truly are and they often do so dur-ing the very first encounters. You just have to take the stars out of your eyes and use your head. Listen carefully to the words, pay attention to the demeanor and carefully observe the behavior. You can learn early on, usually within the first few meetings, whether this is a person you can trust and take seriously. Its such an important way to safeguard against painful hurts and dis-appointments. Lets consider the following: You meet an interesting man at happy hour after work. You talk for an hour and there is definitely chemistry. He tells you that he has a date later that evening, but would much prefer to be with you. He further tells you that if youll stay for dinner, hell call the other woman to cancel. Now, I know a lot of people would be very flattered by this. However, Im going to challenge you to pause for a minute and re-think this. What if you were to say Uh-oh, if he can break plans so easily, he might do the same thing to me?Ž In other words, this man may have revealed an important part of his character: when something better comes up, he may not honor his previous com-mitments. For those who protest that everyone breaks a date once in a while, Ill defer. Im not saying that one incident should be the kiss of death to this budding new relationship. Im just saying: Pay atten-tion. Does this mans behavior over time show you that you cant count on him to keep his promises? Lets consider a different scenario:Youre on a first date and the woman youre with tells you something very inti-mate about her supposedŽ best friend. Do you feel honored that you and she have developed such an immediate bond that she will share secrets with you that she wouldnt tell another soul? I know, I know. At times, weve all feel so specialŽ that we genuinely believe that were the only one to whom a per-son feels comfortable confiding. How-ever, Im urging you to wonder how many other times she has betrayed the confidence of a friend. How discreet will she be with your secrets? Have you ever met a person who found fault with most of the key players in his life? You know: His ex-wife ruined him and turned his kids against him, his boss never takes his side, his business rivals screwed him and his friends let him down repeatedly. Its amazing how this person had the misfortune to have had so many situations turn against him. His life just wasnt fair. Clearly, this is a person who does not take responsibility for his own actions and it is unlikely that this person will be accountable to you. While its very attractive to meet an interesting new person, it can be very odious to hear how successful he is, what a nice a car he drives and all the material toys hes accumulated. Is there substance underneath the glitz? Is this person so busy talking about himself that he doesnt even take the time to ask about you? You can learn a lot about a person by observing the way he relates to the people around him. Does he become impatient if the waitress gets the order wrong? Is he irritated if he has to wait for a table in a restaurant? Does he talk down to you, implying he knows better? You can learn if he has a short fuse or a sense of entitlement, believing that things have to go his way. As important as listening to a persons words is learning to read his body lan-guage and facial expressions. Does he look at you when you speak? Is he glued to his BlackBerry the entire time that you are talking? Does he seem genu-inely interested in what you have to say? Or, is he more interested in looking at everyone else in the room? He is clearly communicating with his behavior the level of interest he has in you. When a person is nervous on a first date, they may talk too much or hardly at all, so we should make some allow-ances. And of course, you may want to reconsider a person you previously met and declined, who may have clearly demonstrated an ability to be loyal and emotionally available to you. My point, in the above, is to encourage you to pay careful attention when you are getting to know a new person. Consider the subtle and not so subtle cues that a person gives that reveal his true integrity. Sometimes, people are so eager to get involved in relationships, that they try to explain away irksome behavior and find other explanations for observations that they find troubling. Of course, it is disap-pointing to admit that the new person who you thought had potential is not a good choice. Better to learn this early on than to become emotionally involved and find out after its too late. Q „ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. A Palm Beach Gardens resident, she holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached at her Gardens office at 630-2827, or www. HEALTHY LIVING linda LIPSHUTZ O llipshutz@floridaweekly.comLooking for love? Pay attention earlyThis month brings with it a grace note from harried schedules. We celebrate with our friends and families and reflect as a nation on the bountifulness of a remembered thanksgiving. The tradition invokes an American pictograph, embroi-dered with the likes of pilgrims and Native Americans, feasting on roasted squash, boiled corn, and, of course, the requisite slices of roasted wild turkey, the turkey tough as an old shoe, and antecedent to the Butterball, which a colonial farmer might have regarded as a bird from anoth-er planet. Were our pioneer remembrance in old Florida, the settlers repast might have been served up under a great live oak on a makeshift table groaning under the weight of a skillet full of squirrels and gravy, ambrosia made from sweet orang-es, winter collards spiked with smoked ham, great squares of crusty corn bread and, yes, the obligatory roasted wild tur-key, which was surely just as tough as its northern kinfolk. This rustic menu in scrub country was likely punctuated by a cloud of mosquitoes and an onslaught of no-see-ums. Nonetheless, whatever the shortcomings of those early gatherings, they were seldom sufficient to derail the spirit of the day. Those who gathered were often mindful they were fortunate to be feasting at all. Nowadays, the menu for Thanksgiving reflects the rich cultural diversity of our communities, the theme of thankfulness sufficient to raise our hearts and spirits in gratitude for the measure of abundance we can count within our own lives. But for thousands of families, this is going to be a tougher year than most years to be count-ing blessings. Just ask the volunteers serving in any one of the many churches or nonprofit organizations mobilized to combat hun-ger amidst a rising tide of area families in need of emergency assistance. This volunteerism is what Rotary describes as service above self,Ž and is manifested in the work of hundreds of nonprofit organi-zations and volunteers from throughout our region. Volunteerism and charitable giving is a critical measure of our communitys social capital. We actually have a tool to assess the relative strength of volunteerism and philanthropy and its contributions toward building social capital in our communities. It is called the generosity indexŽ by those who study such things. You might be surprised to learn Mississippi ranks high in generosity on the generosity index,Ž despite the publics perception the state otherwise ranks consistently low on just about every measure of social and eco-nomic progress known to man. In fact, Mississippi has the highest rate of per cap-ita charitable giving in the United States. Who knew? It turns out folk of poor or modest means generally give a larger pro-portion of their individual income; and, as individuals, give far more frequently, at least in Mississippi. Its a community tithe collective made and expressive of religious faith and the practice of charity creating, quite literally, a commonwealth. Mississippis stand-out accomplishment on the generosity indexŽ also suggests philanthropy is a province whose citizenship only requires you give based on the unique measure of your own abundance. So if philanthropy were about writing a check that your heart can cash, how would you measure up on the generosity index?Ž There is no better time to be asking the question: nonprofit organizations are reporting record numbers of homeless individuals, and families and children are being carried along with the tow. Near-ly 1,700 children in Palm Beach County School District are reported as homeless and those are the ones we know about. The Community Foundation has given priority to leading and supporting efforts that address issues of food security and homelessness. Such issues are seriously on the rise. A charity at the center of this maelstrom recently told us that in the last three months, 400 families have sought help from the agency for emergency assis-tance for food and shelter. Last year, it was 40 families. So as you sit down with fam-ily and friends to celebrate all you have to be thankful for, remember the silent, invisible guests at your table and all those empty plates. Your contributions to the charitable organizations seeking to meet these needs deserve your support. Q „ The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties improves communities through the power of giving. Since 1972, The Community Foundation has granted more than $84 million in grants and scholarships through the generosity of our donors. To learn more, please visit As you give thanks, please remember the homeless and hungry leslie LILLY President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties O COURTESY PHOTO A woman working at the 150-year celebra-tion of the Jupiter Lighthouse exemplifies the volunteer spirit.

PAGE 8 FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 machines barely and rarely turn a watchful eye to the unfolding drama. Gliding off into the city, though, they get a better, and sometimes sweatier and fret-ier, look. Still, the detail of the enterprise is often lost in bypassing blur or bluster. The $87.5 million I-95 HOV Expansion Project and its two stages in Palm Beach County, a 4.3-mile, $44 million stretch from just short of PGA Bou-levard to close to Donald Ross Road in Palm Beach Gardens on the south continuing into a 4.5-mile, $43.5 mil-lion span from Donald Ross to just shy of Indiantown Road in Jupiter on the north, is not slouching toward its scheduled end, in spring 2012. In fact, crews for contractors Community Asphalt Corp. (working on the south part) and Posen Construction (work-ing on the north) have pushed ahead of schedule. They are transforming three lanes in each direction to five „ one lane in each direction will be a High Occu-pancy Vehicle (HOV) lane. Stalled in traffic on a feeder street, slowed by a lane-pinch, rebuffed by a barricade, motorists may look up rath-er than sideways, imploring relief, but delays could give them time to home in on a legion of workers, bent at labor with sledge hammers and pneumatic drills, tight-roping along wood forms for pouring concrete piers and abut-ments, strapped into scrapers and doz-ers and cranes and tractors. Motorists could look closer, but, mostly, they dont. Overlooked on the overpass, unappreciated on the under-shunt, the peo-ple who build and restore and expand these roadways, even wearing bright orange and yellow vests, might as well go jump in the tar bucket. How about the crew, there, lifting and drilling and bolting galvanized steel guard rails into place? How about this guy, here, in the Panama hat and orange vest, sucking exhaust through a hot afternoon as he waves traffic off the interstate and onto a stretch of PGA Boulevard narrowed by plastic barrels? How about any of the 80 to 100 workers on a given day, the contractors and sub-contractors, or the legions supporting and direct-ing them, from offices and in a fleet of vehicles? How about getting outta the way?This cultures in a hurry. Exactly where its hurrying to might be an open question, but hardly anyone questions the how. At the Military Trail overpass on I-95 in Palm Beach Gardens, being shored and widened by a swarm of workers, Peter Dobens might wish he could col-lar passing motorists and narrate the scene. Most recent counts show nearly 100,000 vehicles gunning through that intersection every day, way beyond Dobens collar-grabbing capacity. He knows, all too well, that the public, drivers and passengers and homeowners and renters, get peevish and rankled about delays and noise. He knows, because a lot of the calls come to him, as the projects Public Informa-tion Officer. Theres plenty to discuss. Dan Barbato of Target Engineering, administra-tor of the north project for Cardno/TBE Group, says, Theres a whole lot going on. Were talking about a pro-cess, building a road. But the specifica-tions, the plans, the standard index, the design manuals, thousands of volumes of manuals and booklets that tell us what to do, and we have to take the materials and test them, and all the material specifications, the workman-ship, the survey, the unknowns that you encounter during construction, all of those factor in. Most people think, How hard can it be? They have no idea how hard it can be.Ž Mr. Dobens does. He may fingerdance on the Internet, may jawbone by phone, but he is also a foot soldier, something he has in common with the workers on or above the ground. Like Mr. Barbatos counterpart on the south project, Pat Kennedy, and like the whole projects overall boss, senior project engineer Mike Irwin, Mr. Dobens does far more than ride a desk. He was out earlier this month, on foot, knocking on doors in the Egret Landing and Heights of Jupiter subdivi-sions, delivering notices headlined I-95 NIGHT REPAVING AND RESTRIP-ING TO BEGIN SUNDAY, NOV. 14, and then explaining the work, answer-ing questions, fielding any flak. Its ensuring that these people have somebody to go to if they have a problem,Ž he says. This way they can put a face with my voice and feel they can give me a call. They may not always hear what they want, but at least they know that their issue is being addressed.Ž The construction workers, of course, are front-and-center (and left and right), too, soldiers of feet and also of arms and backs and helmeted heads. In summer, and in the afternoon heat now, where you get even more heat radiating up from the asphalt, theyre just out there sweating,Ž Mr. Dobens says. In heavy boots and long sleeves and gloves and reflective vests, nearly all of them pack a water bottle. Those driving by in cooled air and casual wear arent likely to notice. As they roll along, merrily or usually otherwise, travelers dont stop to think: every inch of this highway, this road, has been built. Designed, engineered, argued and modified through layers of approval and permission. Then laid down, lime rock substrate first, then two inches of asphalt on the first lift, two more inches on the second lift, and three-quarters inch of friction course on the top. The layers are laid down, pressed and rolled, then ornamented with guard rails and support and sound walls and drainage ditches and over-passes and directional paint by hand „ on a throttle, or shovel, or drill or sprayer. And that doesnt begin to pull in the exhaustive planning, the design and redesign, the budgeting and politi-cal interplay, impact on environment and neighborhoods, public meetings and neighborhood canvassing, or all the detailed fuss and chazerai around the roadway itself, railings, sound and barrier walls, drainage, lighting, paint-ing, landscaping. What passers-by are left to see, just now, is a whiz-by patchwork glimpse of daily progress on discreet sites and stages. Those frustrated by a blocked-off ramp or a sudden slow down are even less likely to appreciate either the big picture or the very small one. By contract and state rule, crews can close lanes only at night, with few exceptions. Heaviest work is often done in the glare of roadside lights, and out of the glare of public notice. When they do need to step into the traffic flow, contractors get creative, and the result is often dramatic. One night earlier this month, just south of Indiantown Road, crews had to plant a new overhead truss for direc-tional signs that would straddle all five northbound lanes, without closing the road and shunting traffic onto detours. They came up with traffic pacing,Ž I-95From page 1FLORIDA DOT PHOTOSAs many as 100 workers a day might be at the construction site at I-95 and PGA Boulevard. 0 PGA Blvd PGA BlvdPGA Blv d PGA Blv dRonald Reagan Turnpike Ronald Reagan Turnpike F lorida  s Turnpi ke F lorida  s Turnpi ke &% &% .Old Palm Golf Club Old PalmGolf ClubS Ce ntral Blv d S Ce ntral Blv dS C e ntral Blvd S C e ntral BlvdS C entral Blv d S C entral Blv dJog Rd Jog RdJog Rd Jog Rd117th Ct N 117th Ct NN M ilitary Tr ail N M ilitary Tr ail N M ilitary Tr ail N M ilitary Tr ailHood Rd Hood RdHood Rd Hood RdHood Rd Hood Rd Hood Rd Hood Rd Donald Ross Rd Donald Ross Rd Donald Ross Rd Donald Ross RdDonald Ross Rd Donald Ross RdHeights Blv d Heights Blv d % % % ,+ ,+ & 6 & 6 & 6 8 ( 7 6 ,+ Garden Lakes Dr Garden Lakes Dr “Most people think, ‘How hard can it be?’ They have no idea how hard it can be.”— Dan Barbato, Target Engineering


WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 NEWS A9 FLORIDA WEEKLY closing entrance ramps, slowing all comers to 20 mph behind a cordon of Florida Highway Patrol vehicles to cre-ate a gap of 20 minutes, enough time to bring up cranes, swing around and lower the overhead structure and bolt it into place. In many ways its a ballet they perform out there, to get this done in that amount of time,Ž Mr. Dobens says. Not long ago the Florida Department of Transportation commissioned a study on how to better serve and placate the public, and one of their conclusions was ramped-up PR. Resi-dents and not just readers and view-ers, the study suggested, needed to be informed, consulted and heard. That thinking, and an influx of state and federal money, led project leaders to hire Quest Corporation of America, led by Sharlene Lairscey, as a state-certified DBE (Disadvantaged Busi-ness Enterprise), a minority-owned (woman-owned) business special-izing in communications, community involvement, compliance and creative services. QCA sent Mr. Dobens, a veteran of newspapers (including the Manchester Union-Leader in New Hampshire) and television (including Channel 25 in Palm Beach County and Channel 10 in St. Petersburg), to handle public and media concerns on I-95 HOV. Handling neglect of the human effort involved might be a lost cause, but hes happy to try. As he drives the projects two stretches, now, he offers a wider view. It took until 1987 for the last stretch of I-95 in Florida, the missing link (from Palm Beach Gardens to Fort Pierce), to be completed,Ž he says. A big side-effect has been all the development around it.Ž People, he says, need to get to-and-from. I-95 is the lifeline. Repaving and restriping of the stretch from Indiantown Road down to Donald Ross is under way, expected to extend, with a five-day break for Thanksgiving, into mid-December. Girders on the Military Trail overpass will be placed within the next two weeks, six for the new southbound lanes of I-95 and six for the north. More asphalt courses and milling and repaving the shoulders will follow. The contract deadline for the north project is winter 2010,Ž the state says, and for the south project it is summer 2012.Ž The contractors have an incentive to finish earlier, since they collect bonuses based on that, and theyve had relatively few rain days. If theyre late, they pay. The north part of the proj-ect is ahead by about two months, the south part is ahead but theyre not sure how far as each segment of the project has its own deadlines. Not everyone welcomes sound walls or even muted traffic noise along their back yards, Mr. Dobens knows, much less lane closures and access. But they are steam-rolled by the greater good, or goods. We need our stuff. We need our high-speed access. We expect it. We demand it! Work crews arent waiting for their close-up, or their thank-yous. Contrac-tors arent waiting for their atta-boys. Local police and Florida Highway Patrol, and the state D.O.T. and its M.O.T. (Maintenance of Traffic) people, arent lined up for handshakes. Theyre all being paid, right? Peter Dobens, who learned how to negotiate and keep his cool growing up among six children, is waiting for, and ready for, questions and doubts and recrimi-nation. For now, he turns a close eye to the crews, mostly anonymous, their com-forts the lunch box and porta-john, badgered by weather, buffeted by the slipstreams of 18-wheelers barreling by. 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PAGE 10 FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 split by human intervention into such diverse branches as the Irish setter, the bulldog, the Alaskan malamute and the Yorkshire terrier (and all combinations thereof), feral dogs spent their waking hours using their wits and their bodies to search for food. Sometimes they hunted and sometimes they scavenged, but they were on the move, working for the next meal to keep them alive. When humans came into the picture, many kinds of dogs became even more active. The majority of breeds worldwide were developed through selective breeding to help hunters and farmers get and protect their own food supplies. All the retrievers, hounds, terri-ers, setters, shepherds and collies of the world are a testament to these work-dogs, who are born with a drive to earn their keep by working alongside their owners. Exercising your dog is a responsibility, right up there with providing him with food, water, shelter and veterinary care. Without an adequate outlet for their energy, even sweet, easygoing dogs can quickly develop a trifecta of serious issues: bad behavior brought on by boredom, excess weight and potentially significant health problems. The best exercise for any dog is something that engages both body and mind. These activities can help your dog prove to you the tenet all veterinarians hold dear: A tired dog is a happy dog. You can start with something simple, or dedicate your life to training and com-peting with your dog „ it doesnt matter, as long as you start. As the saying goes, Every journey starts with a single step,Ž which is why theres a natural place to begin. Walking! What are you waiting for? Grab a leash and hit the road with your dog! Q Exercise keeps your pet healthy and out of trouble, tooas behavior problems. And keeping him active is good for you: Studies show youll be more likely to be more fit as well, and you and your dog will be more tightly bonded. Long before the canine family tree was Does your dog have the basics „ food, water, shelter and veterinary care „ but never does anything but sit around? Pre-tend your house is an exhibit at the zoo. You wouldnt want visitors to come by, look at your dog inactive and bored, and think, Oh, that poor thing!Ž would you? A dogs body is made for motion „ as a hunter and a scavenger „ and thanks to centuries of selective breeding, also for countless physical tasks in the service of humankind. If you want to see it for your-self, just watch for your dogs prey drive. They all have it, though its buried deeper in some dogs than others. Everything about a dog is designed to see and go after potential prey: the way his eyes focus, the way his nerves are routed, the way hes on his feet and after that squirrel, tennis ball or the opening of the treat drawer, or the movement toward the door for a walk before even the dog himself seems to fully process whats going on. An animal with that strong an instinct to take off running wants and needs exer-cise to be happy and healthy „ no matter how cushy his spot is on the couch. Get your dog back to his roots: He needs to move, to work, to play and to prey to be healthy and happy. Movement helps a dog shed excess pounds as well PET TALES WALK ON!BY DR. MARTY BECKER_________________Universal UclickCOURTESY PHOTO A dog who’s getting exercise regularly — even a good daily walk — is going to be a better pet than a bored animal with nothing to do. O Pets of the Week To adopt a petThe Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, was founded in 1925 and is a limited-admission non-pro t humane society providing services to more than 10,000 animals each year. It is located at 3100/3200 Mili-tary Trail in West Palm Beach. Adoptable pets and other information can be seen at For adoption information, call 686-6656.>>Max is a 7-year-old neutered male Pointer mix. He is active and will need space to run. He has a sweet disposition but needs to be in a home without other dogs or cats. He is available for the "Senior to Senior" adoption program. >>Buzzy is a 2-year-old neutered male short-haired cat. Buzzy is sweet and a little shy. Buzzy is well behaved and easy to handle. >>On Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of November all black, white or black-and-white dogs and cats will be at a special lower adoption fee. This event is Tuxedo “T” Days.Soccer field politics Bolivias president Evo Morales, the former union leader and coca farmer known for hard-nosed political combat, is also a fanatical soccer player and drew worldwide video attention in October for an incident during a supposedly friendly match between his pals and a team head-ed by the mayor of La Paz. After absorbing a vicious foul five minutes into the contest (resulting in a leg gash), Presi-dent Morales confronted the offender and kneed him in his (as local media described it) testicular zone,Ž leaving the player curled on the ground. After-ward, Mr. Morales bodyguards briefly threatened the gash er with arrest. Q Disgusting collection Librarian Graham Barker, 45, of Perth, Australia, casually revealed to a reporter in October that his hobby of 26 years „ harvesting his own navel lint daily, just before he showers „ has now won acclaim in the Guinness Book of World Records. His three-jar collec-tion (a fourth is in progress) has been sold to a local museum. His pastime, he told Londons Daily Mail in October, costs nothing and takes almost no time or effort so there is no compelling reason to stop.Ž Mr. Barker, who also collects McDonalds tray liners, said he once did a navel lint survey,Ž and a handful of respondentsŽ confessedŽ to the hobby. One guy might have per-sisted, but he got married, and his wife ordered him to stop.Ž Q Least-competent criminals Tommy Riser of Blaine, Wash., had a rough Sept. 13. After a bout of drinking, he crashed a truck into a utility pole, and a few minutes later, crashed his wifes car into a guard-rail trying to drive away. Later, he retrieved his personal tow truck and drove it back to the scene, intend-ing to tow the two crashed vehicles home. However, a sheriffs deputy was on hand and, noting that Mr. Riser was still tipsy, charged him with three separate DUIs. Theodore Davenport Jr., 53, who was wanted for robbing the same PNC Bank branch in Harrisburg, Pa., twice in the previous month, was arrested in November when he approached a teller at that bank to inquire about the balance in his own account. Q Virus patrol At a conference in Vancouver in October, University of California, San Francisco researcher Charles Chiu disclosed that a never-before-detected virus that partially wiped out a monkey colony in a lab in Davis, Calif., recently appeared to have jumpedŽ from its species onto a human scientist at the facility. However, Mr. Chiu and his research team said there is no cause for alarm at this time.Ž Incoming University of Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley told reporters in September of encounter-ing one unexpected problem: staph infections caused by the worst show-er discipline of any team Ive ever been around.Ž He said he had recently run a clinic on application of soap to the ragŽ and making sure you hit all your body.Ž Q NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEIt’s a living David Rees draws the political cartoon Get Your War On,Ž but in his new day job, he is an artisan „ of pencil-sharpening. With an electric pencil sharpener, a pencil is meat,Ž he complained to the Los Angeles Times in August. For $15 (postage paid), Mr. Rees will lovingly, painstakingly sharpen a customers favorite pencil or one of his own classic No. 2s and ship it in a secure tube to protect its newly super-sharp point. Mr. Rees also gives periodic exhibitions, wearing safety goggles and apron, to demonstrate his guarantee of respectŽ for the instruments „ an authentic interaction with your pencil.Ž The investigative journalism website, curious about the workers being hired in the mortgage industrys massive, rushed re-examina-tion of home loans previously fore-closed upon but which may have been processed illegally, began scouring the classified ads in October and November. Result: Though most employers pre-ferredŽ college graduates with credit-industry experience, it was clear from the entry-level wages offered that many were accepted only with high school educations, with at least some barely familiar with the concept of mortgages. (One staffing agency, offering $10 to $12 an hour, sought a Supervisor of Foreclosure Department,Ž but that posi-tion, also, required only a high school diploma.) Q Fathers of the year In September, a judge in Kent County, Mich., finally ordered Howard Veal, 44, to prison to serve at least two years for failure to pay child sup-port. He is more than $500,000 behind in payments to 14 mothers for the 23 children he has fathered. Authorities suspect there are even more. French officials arrested a 54-yearold immigrant in September on suspi-cion of welfare fraud. They had recent-ly begun to notice the man applying for government benefits for 55 children by 55 different mothers. (He may have fathered none at all.) Q


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The first century BCE phi-losopher Apollonius wrote of Aesop: ...He, by announcing a story which every-one knows not to be true, told the truth by the very fact that he did not claim to be relating real events.Ž In a flash forward, we find Aesop to be the father of flash fiction. Flash fiction is a storytelling form of extreme brevity, certainly less than a thousand words, often even shorter. This is the stuff of writing on napkins in coffee houses or for free weekly columns in print. But what of reality in all this? What really matters? There are many states of mattering. Below absolute zero we have solids, form of fixed volume and shape. When the melting point is reached, there is liquid, shape-shifting form of fixed vol-ume. At boiling point, its a gas, gas, gas: Matter expands to fill all available space. There is a vast separation of individual particles. But in that flotation there is no division, no derision, no decision. There is no disconnection. Flash drives are data storage technology that retain data without connection I was born in a cross-fire hurricane. And I howled at ma in the driving rain. But its all right now. In fact, its a gas. Im jumping jack flash. Its a gas, gas, gas...Ž „ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.Ž „ Ernest Hemingways flash fictionA flash mob is not merely a flash in the pan, not merely sudden spasmodic effort accomplishing nothing. Flash mobsters go to a place at a time for a specific purpose. Then they dis-perse, leaving no residuum. This flash of exposure in a flash of time may provoke a flash of insight, unmanageably free like flash floods or flash fires. This leads to a flash back: Flash Gordon. He appeared in numerous guises: comic strips, TV series, films. In all the manifestations, there is the rogue planet rushing to earth, bringing a montage of science and sex. Dale Arden and Princess Aura breathed, flashy, while my flesh mourned for the sky. But no amount of engorging blood could free me. So I would do jumping jacks (called MUSINGS Flash Pointto power source. My flash drive data is wedged between the facial hair of Ming the Merciless, the blonde waves of Buster Crabbe, and the heaving bosoms of Aura and Dale. Like a flash mob, there is gathering, a momentary visioning and dispersal. Perhaps there is also purposeful jumping jack flash. Perhaps in hopping and hoping there is travel to the plasma state beyond gas, like the stuff of sun and lightning. This state of matter is flash of self-generated magnetic fields and elec-tric currents. Like a hyper blood plasma, media of life, this might be flash fiction finger pointing to ancient Greek philoso-pher Anaximanders apeiron, the end-lessly indefinite fecundity out of which both emergence and dissolution arise. Flash bulb moment of exposure, insight, and pizzazz: There is plasmic flash card, a flashing street sign at ter-minal, dock, transit station. Nietzsches words flash, a resounding Anaximander negation: ...coming to be as illegitimate emancipation from eternal being.Ž Who knows? Just knowing. No saying. Q „ Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.  l g f a W 1 Rx COURTESY ART The Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta will exhibit a collection of golf memora-bilia owned by Dr. Gary Wiren. Dr. Wiren is a golf educator, a master member of the Professional Golfers Association of Amer-ica, a former national PGA staff director, and is one of only three professionals named to both the PGA Hall of Fame and Golf Magazines World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame. The exhibition premieres alongside golf art from the Academy of Golf Art. Participating art-ists are: painters David Coolidge, Leslie B. DeMille, Linda Hartough and George T. Lawrence; photographers Dick Dur-rance II and Larry Lambrecht, and sculp-tor Brad Pearson. Both exhibitions open Feb. 17 and run through April 6. The opening reception is Feb. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.The collection includes books, clubs, balls, postcards, stamps, tees, mag-azines, sheet music and works of art. Dr. Wiren will present a lec-ture at the museum on March 9.The Lighthouse ArtCenter also plans to schedule guided tours and is available for pri-vate group tours and receptions during the exhibition. Golf club managers and members are encouraged to book their group visits or private parties early. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is currently offering sponsorship opportunities of this collection of golf art and memorabilia. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is located in Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, one-half mile west of U.S. Hwy 1. Museum hours are Monday through Fri-day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with admission free for members and $10 for non-members ages 12 and up. Q Stephen Anderson of Hobe Sound and Pete Williams of Juno Beach were honored by the Palm Beach County Golf Association as Player of the Year and Senior Player of the Year. Anderson, 40, a real state salesman for Golden Bear Inc., won five tournaments, including three team events. His victories were in the 2009 Finale Four-Ball with Artie Scott, the Arrigo Dodge Chrysler Jeep Four-Ball with Brent Bush and the Junior-Senior with Williams, as well as the Bobby Bryant Mid-Senior and the Tour Championship.In addition to the Junior-Senior, Williams, 51, a United Airlines pilot, also won the Mid-Senior Four-Ball with Jimmy Key, the Senior Four-Ball with Steve Earsley and the senior division of the Tour Championship.Also honored were the 2010 tournament winners and co-volunteers of the year „ George Andre and Colin Simpson. One event remains on the PBCGA tournament schedule, the 17th annual Sam Smidt Cup Dec. 3 at Bear Lakes Country Club. Q Golf collection and art to be displayed at Lighthouse ArtCenter Golfers honored by Palm Beach County Golf Association COURTESY PHOTO Dr. Gary Wiren

PAGE 12 FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 2010 BIG HEART BRIGADE FOOD DRIVE RACHEL HICKEY/ FLORIDA WEEKLY Volunteers for the Big Heart Brigade on Nov. 20 began cooking Thanksgiving meals for about 80,000 people.Cooking was at the Palm Beach Gardens Fire Station No. 3 on Northlake Boule-vard.At top left is Jillian Michal-ske and Joseph Owens.Top left, middle, are Ashley Hatch and Hannah Neal, directing traf c. Dene Fleming displays a t-shirt, bottom left.Michelle Ross, Gemma Brown and Rafael Roca prepare gravy for the meals, bottom right.At top right, Madison Ste-phenson works on the food assembly line.


BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESS INDUSTRY A13 NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010Many job hunters will get an early present this year as retailers start hiring for the holiday season. Competition for these jobs likely will be fierce, and the Better Business Bureau recommends applying early and taking steps to put your best foot forward. The Los Angeles Times has reported that many merchants are looking for more seasonal employees this year than in previous years. Toys R Us alone is hiring 45,000 holiday employees, and other retail giants are hiring up to 30 percent more seasonal staff than last year. The outsourcing firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas projects as many as 600,000 people will land holiday jobs this year. The season will create a much welcome bump in the number of job open-ings, especially in the retail and res-taurant industry,Ž says Karen Nalven, president of BBB serving west Florida. Although the jobs are usually tempo-rary, this is great news for those strug-gling to find work.Ž BBB has this advice for job hunters:QWork where you shop „ Try to identify seasonal employment with businesses you actually shop at or fre-quent. You will already be familiar with the company and its products and, secondly, discounts available for employees mean significant savings when shopping for Christmas gifts. Dis-counts can be as much as 40 percent for seasonal employees.QPut your best foot forward „ Even if you are just picking up an appli-cation at stores in the mall, dress your best and be prepared for an interview. This includes being familiar with the companys brand and its products. Retail job hunters in particular need to focus on impressing potential employ-ers with their customer service skills „ a must when dealing with stressed-out shoppers, long checkout lines and day-after-Christmas returns.QBe flexible „ Full-time employees usually have first dibs on the preferred hours and shifts, so seasonal employees should expect to work long, sometimes inconvenient hours including Thanks-giving and Christmas Eve. If this is a second job in addition to your day job, be upfront and clear with your new employer about your available hours. For more advice on making it through the holidays, visit Q Tips for holiday job-huntersRetailers, restaurateurs expected to hire more than last year SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYMalls arent just for shopping anymore, and during the holidays local shopping and enter-tainment destinations provide activities, char-ity events and, of course, trees and decorations that turn Florida into winter wonderlands. Heres some of what youll find as you venture out to shop, take in a leisurely dinner or catch some entertainment. Most malls and many indi-vidual retailers also are offering special sales, coupons and other buying incentives.QDowntown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gar-dens. Phone 640-1600. On Thanksgiving weekend the newest piece of city-designated and approved public art in Palm Beach Gardens „ a carousel with hand-carved wooden horses and other creatures „ will be unveiled at Downtown at the Gardens. It will cost $2 to ride the carousel, located within the south circular courtyard just east of Whole Foods Market. Each day, through Dec. 30, a different nonprofit will sell tokens for the carousel and keep the proceeds for that day. Then Downtown at the Gardens will match up to $2,000 for the two groups that sell the most tokens. Each Friday during November, a different band plays in the Centre Court from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Nov. 26 it is the DeeDee Wilde Band. On Nov. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. Downtown Lights Up the Night „ a holi-day festival for families. This event will feature community choirs, local musicians and special performers in a concert leading up to Downtown at the Gardens official holiday lighting of the season. Musician Billy Bones will keep the party going until 10 p.m. Q The Gardens Mall, located a mile east of I-95 on PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gar-dens. Phone 622-2115. The Gardens Mall has opened its holiday suite „ a lounge offering beverages, phone chargers and complimentary gift-wrapping dur-ing select hours on weekdays and weekends. Until Dec. 12 pet photos with Santa are available. Guests can make a reservation at the guest services desk for their furry friends to visit Santa. Special hours and times are set aside for pets on Sundays between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Well-behaved dogs and cats are wel-come with an appointment. Exotics, such as reptiles, rodents, insects, and livestock are not permitted. Visit the guest services desk to pick up a complete list of dates and guidelines and to make your reservation. From Nov. 26 to Dec. 22 the Salvation Army Angel Tree will be set up in the grand court. Shoppers and visitors can adopt an angelŽ from the decorated Angel Tree for a small donation, and give the gift of clothing, shoes, or a toy to deserving local children.There’s shopping…but also holiday entertainment and charity LOCAL MALLS COURTESY PHOTOSThe holiday suite at The Gardens Mall Hand-carved manatee from the carousel at Downtown at the Gardens.FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF SEE MALLS, A15 X

PAGE 14 FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 MONEY & INVESTINGGE is looking like a Dow dogGE is certainly one of the worlds greatest and largest conglomeratesƒ but if only the stock would act that way. Instead, GEs stock has been so lackluster in recent years that it could well be nicknamed a Dow dog, as in Dow Jones Industrial dog. Truth be told, GE out-woofs even doggier Dow stocks. The term Dogs of the DowŽ loosely defined means a very bad stock per-former. Technically, or exactly, the term refers to the ten highest dividend yield-ing DJIA companies at any years end. The concept behind creation of the Dogs of the Dow list was to iden-tify those DJIA stocks that should be bought. The thinking? They would like-ly outperform other DJIA stocks and other indices. And in fact, it is claimed, that using this strategy would have produced an average annual return of 18 percent since 1973, versus the DJIA return of 12 percent. That is hefty out performance. And people pay attention to such numbers. Why might doggie stocks subsequently outperform? Maybe management gets humiliated by being called a dog and suddenly string a series of corporate successes together. Maybe yesterdays wall flower, unbeknownst to the public, was already undertaking a major trans-formation program and is just about ready to blossom as Wall Streets new darling. Possibly a lot of the reasoning has to do with the size of the dividend yield. No question the bulk of the DJIAs long-term compounded return since the 1930s has been from its dividends. GEs yield at 3 percent (as of Nov. 19) makes GE a close contender for the 2010 dog list, to be figured after close of trad-ing in 2010. The real reason GEs name is kicked about? Simply, the stocks lackluster price performance during the most recent two-year recovery and the fact that it trades a long distance away „ some $42 „ from its price peak of $58.50 in 2000. Since Jack Welchs departure and Jeff Immelts assumption of the throne in 2001, GE is down $25. In 2008, prior to the dividend cut, GE paid a dividend of $1.24 per share; then, due to the financial crisis which saw Warren Buffett enter as an emer-gency financier, GE cut its dividend for the first time in some 80 years. Most recently a quarterly dividend of 12 cents per share was paid in fall 2010, bringing the current annual yield, as of Nov. 19, to 3 percent. it is hard to imagine that GE, despite large GE Capital losses con-tinuing, will once again backpeddle on its dividend pay out. A simple Internet search about news on GE inevitably brings the reader to articles and blogs and commentaries jeannette SHOWALTER CFA O about how GE has got to do something to bring back its days of glory under Jack Welch. The solutions most often offered are: a management change and/or a round of Wall Streets finest financial engineering. Candidates for a spinoff? Most often, GE Capital is mentioned as the entity that no longer fits within the GE industrial base. And maybe, if the large loan write-offs at GE Capital abate, there is a good possibility.As far as management changes... the obvious candidate is Mr. Immelt. But, while he might not have been GEs solu-tion over the past nine years, he was also not necessarily the problem. GE Capital was made into a gorilla during Jack Welchs tenure and Jeff Immelt, to a certain extent, inherited the problems. Unless the board of directors is vociferous and has courage, few changes will be made from the internal workings of the company. Many times changes are forced upon management by the largest investors. Also possibly, many execu-tives who retired during Mr. Welchs era are not too happy that they are sitting on unexercised stock options or stock that isnt keeping up with the Jones stock. This is not a recommendation to buy or sell GE stock. It is a topic for con-versation with your financial adviser, especially if you have an interest in GE. As for me, I need to disclose that I am a holder of GE stock, as per my CFA duty to disclose. Q „ Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. Her office is at The Crexent Business Center, Bonita Springs. She can be reached at 444-5633, ext. 1092 or COURTESY GOOGLE FINANCEThe chart shows GE’s performance in red compared with the S&P 500 from 2000-2010.


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A Music-thon for Childrens Hospice of Palm Beach County is a fundraiser presented in the Bloomingdales Court from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Dec. 18. Music will be performed by area children in support of children and families in need of hospice services. This event is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated and needed. Q Midtown, 4801 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Phone 630-6110. The Art of the Holidays begins Dec. 2 with Music on the Plaza.Ž The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. Music will be provided by the Palm Beach Gardens Commu-nity High School Choir, the Watson B. Duncan Middle School Choir and the Jupiter High School Choirs. On Dec. 5 there will be menorah lighting by the Jewish Community Center North, from 4 to 6 p.m. Luminary Night, sponsored by the Palm Beach Community Church, is Dec. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Q P GA Commons, three centers spanning PGA Boulevard from I-95 to the Florida Turnpike. Phone 630-8630. On Nov. 26 and Elf of the ShelfŽ fundraiser is set at Baby Alexandra, to benefit Make a Wish Foundation. Le Posh Pup in Commons East is hosting a holiday fashion show for dogs on Dec. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Owners are invited to bring their pets in their best holiday outfits. There will be free wine and food, and treats for pooches. The event also is a fundraiser for Fairytail Rescue. Q MALLSFrom page A13 The Jupiter Medical Center Foundation received a $10 million gift from The Law-rence J. and Florence A. De George Chari-table Trust. The donation „ the largest single donation in the hospitals history „ paves the way for the center to advance childrens and womens healthcare ser-vices in northern Palm Beach County. The gift will fund the creation of The Florence A. De George Childrens and Womens Healthcare Services at JMC. This is a transformational gift for JMC, in line with the communitys desire to have the best possible care, close to home,Ž said CEO John Couris, in a prepared statement. Giving chil-dren a healthy start in life is perhaps the greatest investment in a childs future. Through these expanded servic-es, thanks to the De George Charitable Trust, we can do just that.Ž Florence A. De George and her late husband, Lawrence J. De George, estab-lished the De George Charitable Trust. The trust has donated to organizations including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach and Broward counties and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The couple also were founders with Paul Newman and Gen. H. Norman Schwarz-kopf, of the Boggy Creek Camp for medi-cally disabled youth at Eustis. Mrs. De George said, My husband and I have always believed that every child deserves the best chance at life. The mission of our charitable trust has always been to support seriously ill and at risk children who struggle each day and need our help.Ž The Florence A. De George Childrens and Womens Healthcare Services will encompass new and existing services. A key component, envisioned to occupy an entire floor of the new addition, will be an obstetrics unit with six labor rooms, 12 post-partum rooms and two operat-ing rooms, as well as a Level-II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The 10-bed NICU will enable women who are less than 36 weeks into their pregnancies to deliver at JMC, will greatly reduce the risks involved with problem pregnan-cies, and boost capacity from the current 1,200 births annually to 2,000. The exist-ing birthing suites will be converted to patient rooms. The Florence A. De George Childrens and Womens Healthcare Ser-vices also will encompass the hospitals existing pediatric therapy services for children ages newborn to 17. Through this program, speech/language patholo-gists, and occupational and physical therapists provide specialized, compre-hensive and individualized treatment to meet a childs particular ongoing healthcare issues. Treatment addresses a wide range of needs, from Attention Deficit Disorder and autism to neu-rological disorders, pediatric diabetes education and a new pediatric swallow-ing program, among many others. Q Jupiter Medical Center receives $10 million gift 1"-.#&"$)("3%&/4 Whether you’re looking to hold a Corporate Business Meeting or a Grand Elegant Affair, the beautiful Embassy Suites Palm Beach Gardens is the best value in town. 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PAGE 16 FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 NETWORKING JTHS Association of Realtors Affiliate Appreciation Networking at Maltz Jupiter Theatre DIANA DE PAOLA NARDY/FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Judie Wilcox, Sharon Scott and Allyson Wilcox-Pereverzoff2. Michele Kukla, Clay Havilland and Babs Henderson3. Mike Glass, Milissa Kidwell, Lynn and Wally Stevens4. Debra Mackles, John Uhle, Bobby Tobin and Liz Woody5. Rob Kairalla and Tammy Brady6. David Dunham, Malinda Montgomery and Don Urschalitz7. Jennifer Sardone-Shiner, Guy Hartyman and Debbie Naylon8. Mona Montanino We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” 1 6 23 4 5 78


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 BUSINESS A17 NETWORKING 2010 Anti-Aging Show & Expo at the Palm Beach County Convention Center EMANUEL BANKS / COURTESY PHOTOS1. Susan El-Hosseiny and Dr. Naina Sachdev2. Dr. Alex Goldman and Riguel Jasbon3. Ryan and Adam El-Hosseiny4. Tiffany Gore and Eloise Zeeman5. Dr. Steven Ross, Dr. John Crisler and Dr. James Padilla We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” 1 345 2

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DERMOT SELLS SINGER ISLAND | Dermot OBrien 561.317.1177 REAL ESTATE FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY A19 NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010Sophisticated luxury Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island is SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY L ocated on sugar-white sands between Palm Beach and Jupiter Island, the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island commands stunning views of Flor-idas famous shoreline. The resort offers a luxurious contemporary modern edge that is the essence of elegance. The goal of the famous interior design team who decorated this resort was to create a new interpretation of traditional design elements that would appeal to a sophisticated, 21st-century clien-tele. Honed marble floors, beautiful honey-colored onyx, and a remark-able collection of artwork balance stellar recreation with sophisticated style, assuring that each hotel guest and permanent residence owner will experience the ambiance and comfort of a four-diamond Marriott Resort Hotel. Featuring 239 hotel suites and 66 residential condominiums, the resort includes 4,000 square feet of meet-ing space, an 8,500-square-foot spa and all the amenities and services of a world-class facility. Butler service, valet attendants and a full-time con-cierge enrich guest experiences and activities, including coordination of private events, theater tickets, din-ner reservations and travel arrange-ments. Oneand two-bedroom resort suites range from 800 square feet to more than 2,100 square feet of living space. Homes range from 2,800 square feet to 3,150 square feet. Enjoy majestic views of the Atlantic Ocean or Intracoastal Waterway from the expansive terraces in every condomini-um. Dining options include an alfresco ambiance at the ocean side eatery, the convenience of room service or special events catered within the stunning entertainment veranda. Dermot Obrien, broker of the newly formed Islands Realty, has been the top pro-ducer at this property since it opened in spring 2007. He has more than $20 million in closed and pending sales here and recently set up an on-site office. In the private residence section Islands Realty offers three direct oceanfront homes, which are 3,150 square feet under air with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, priced from $1,399,000 to $2,699,000. Also offered are seven ocean view residences, which are 2,800 square feet under air with three bedrooms and 3.5 bath-rooms, priced from $900,000 to $1,499,000. In the hotel sec-tion, Islands Realty has 12 con-dos with one or two bedrooms, ranging in price from $149,000 to $449,000 (five of these are contingent). Q COURTESY PHOTOSTop: The resort provides a luxury lobby and amenities including valet attendants.Above: Homes with expansive water views and large terraces are available. On one side of the island is the Atlantic; on the other, the Intracoastal Waterway.


FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 RE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 Although the recent trend of rising long-term borrowing rates may mean higher mortgages for consumers in the coming months, the greater obstacles to housing market recovery are job creation and availability of credit, according to a National Association of Realtors analysis. Modest changes in mortgage rates are less important to a housing market recovery than the number of people who are able to obtain mortgages,Ž says NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. In recent weeks NARs board of directors approved a credit policy to urge the mortgage lending industry to reassess and amend their policies so more qualified homebuyers can become homeowners. Currently, the overly tight underwriting standards are holding back the pace of housing market recovery,Ž says Mr. Yun. In particular, creditworthy small busi-ness owners and those who want to pur-chase investor properties have encoun-tered extreme difficulties in obtaining a mortgage. In contrast, all indications are that recently originated mortgages with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration have solid loan performance, implying that credit is only going to the most well-qualified borrow-ers. Additional creditworthy borrowers who are willing to stay well within budget and meet reasonable underwriting crite-ria should be able to obtain a loan.Ž To qualify for a loan, most buyers also must be gainfully employed. If the Bush tax cuts are extended for those earning less than $250,000 but taxes are increased for higher earners, Yun expects about 1.5 million net new jobs to be added to the economy in 2011. Mortgage rates are expected to rise to 5.4 percent by the end of 2011 from the current 4.2 percent average rate, provided the inflation rate stays near 2 percent. Total home sales, both existing and new combined, would rise to 5.5 million in 2011 from 5.1 million in 2010. If the Consumer Price Index inflation rate were to reach 3 percent, mortgage rates could rise to 6 percent by the end of 2011, cutting home sales to 5.2 million. Q Doug McGuirk, a strategist with Robbins Research International, will speak on Dec. 7 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Real-tors Association of the Palm Beaches at its Lake Worth Conference Center, 1926 10th Ave. N. The motivational session for real estate agents and others in the industry will teach how to: € Activate the driving force that moves you to action and results € Move through limitations toward resourcefulness € Cultivate a state of mental strength to overcome barriers € Inspire strong leadership€ Embrace the power of focus to improve productivity This seminar is free for RAPB members. Non-members must pay $15 to attend. Call 585-4544. Q Recovery depends on jobs, access to credit, Realtors group saysMotivational session for Realtors is set KOLTERhomes .com NEW HOMES READY TO MOVE IN IMMEDIATELY WITH SIX STUNNING COMMUNITIES YOURE SURE TO FIND THE DEAL FOR YOU! VERANO Treasure Coast888.815.3058Gated country club living within your reach, single-family homes and club villas THE OAKS Hobe Sound888.701.6740Gated single-familyhomes on naturepreserve homesites TRES BELLE ESTATES Stuart888.701.6740Gated community of estate homes on acre homesites LOST RIVER Stuart888.701.6740Single-family homes with backyard ocean accessPalm City888.701.6740Exclusive gated community of estate homes on acre homesites From the mid $100sFrom the Low $200sFrom the High $200sFrom the Mid $300sFrom the Mid $400sFrom the Mid $500s Let’s Make a DEAL! Were giving you every reason to ownthe NEW HOME of your dreams NOW!s/5434!.$).'"59%2).#%.4)6%3s!$$)4)/.!,).#%.4)6%3/. 30-DAY CLOSINGS*s).#2%$)",%&).!.#).' PROGRAMS AVAILABLEs.%7(/-%7!22!.49*INVENTORY IS LIMITED, CALL NOW FOR DETAILS. PRICES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. CANOPY CREEK PALOMA Palm Beach Gardens888.536.2560Gated single-family homesand townhomes featuringresort style pool and spa YEAR END CLOSEOUT


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 A21 Improving financial conditions and recent encouraging signs from the labor market should set the stage for an above-par growth trend by mid 2011, according to the November 2010 Economic Out-look released last week by Fannie Maes Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group. Despite challenges, including uncertainty on the domestic fiscal policy and international fronts, the report foresees gradual improvement in economic activ-ity moving into 2011, according to the National Association of Realtors. In 2010, the economy showed a slight pickup in growth in the third quarter and consumer spending posted the best show-ing since the end of 2006. For all of 2010, total home sales are projected to decline by about 8 percent from 2009, marking the bottom of annual total home sales in this cycle,Ž says Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan. We expect home sales to increase by about 3 percent in 2011. However, the pace of recovery will largely be determined by labor conditions. If hiring improves at a faster pace than expected, home sales will likely see a stronger gain in 2011 and vice versa.Ž Q, the website of the National Association of Realtors, is adding transla-tion services and its presence in interna-tional markets will be increased to attract international visitors to U.S. listings. More than 575,000 consumers from non-U.S. destinations visit each month, according to NAR. NAR will work with Move Inc., operator of, to add features to that make it easier for international consumers to search for listings in their language and through personalized views. About 28 percent of Realtors reported working with at least one international client in the past year, up from 23 percent in 2008. The median price paid by for-eign buyers ($219,400) is higher than the national median price. Fifty-five percent of foreign buyers paid cash compared to about 8 percent of domestic buyers, according to NARs study. Buyers from 53 countries around the world bought residential property in the U.S last year. The leading sources of buy-ers were Canada, Mexico, the U.K., China, Germany and France. The top sources of international visitors to are Canada, the U.K., Germany, Australia, Japan and Mexico. Q Fannie Mae: Hopeful signs emerge for mortgage growthNational Realtor consumer website goes globalSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY 122 TURTLE CREEK DRIVE 64 TURTLE CREEK DRIVE 44 TORTOISE LANE TURTLE CREEK EAST VILLAS 178 TURTLE CREEK DRIVE 117 TURTLE CREEK DRIVE TEQUESTA COUNTRY CLUB TURTLE CREEK EAST CONDOs Spectacular 4/5.5/2.5 w/pool, patio & extra large lot overlooking 4th hole ~ $750,000 3/3/2 +Study, split oor plan Golf course lot with pool ~ $475,000 2/2.5/2.5 +Study, Fam Room, Sun Room. New roof ’02, golf course lot w/pool ~ $725,000 Variety of oor plans w/pool, clubhouse and exercise room ~ $420,000-$550,000 3/3/3 +Study. Custom Rutenberg with high ceilings, golf course lot w/pool ~ $650,000 3/2.5/2.5 +Study, CBS, built 1991 Vaulted ceilings, split oor plan ~ $495,000 1 Acre 440’ waterfront w/dock on cul de sac Rare opportunity ~ $1,975,000 3/3 ~ 1st + 2nd oors ~ 2-St ory w/Elevator On the Loxahatchee ~ $290,000 $510,000 Deborah Marchant 561.346.0690 cell Mary Ann Hankey 561.693.8787 cell Dee Dee Milliken 561.398.0908 cell 390 TEQUESTA DRIVE SUITE DTEQUESTA, FL JUPITER ISLAND LA MAR On Intracoastal 2/2 ~ Dock Available ~ $390,000-$395,000 TEQUESTA TOWERS On Beach 3/2 ~ $498,000-899,000 OCEAN SOUND On Beach South Corner 3/3 ~ $1,450,000 REGENCY On Beach ~ Complete Renovation South Corner 2/2 + Study ~ $595,000 Co-founded by Claire C. Malone in 1959 CELEBRATING 51 YEARS OF PERSONAL SERVICE & PROFESSIONALISM Andorra • Argentina • Australia • Austria • Bahrain • Belgium • Chile • China • Croatia • Czec h Republic • Denmark • France • Germany • Greece • Hungary • Ireland • Italy • Liechtenstein Luxembourg • Montenegro • Netherlands • Oman • Peru • Portugal • Qatar • Romania • Russia South Africa • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Thailand • Turkey • UAE • UK • Uruguay • USA Our Latest Island Collection. Jupiter Island: Classic beach house on renowned Jupiter Island available for the rst time in half a century. Over 337 feet of Ocean frontage in the middle of eight miles of private beach. With 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms there is ample space for family reunions or weekend house parties. Seclusion, solitude and tranquility offered at $4,950,000. Palm Beach: The two story “Adolfo” designed home features 4 bedrooms (two master-suites), 3.5 bathrooms, high ceilings, an air-conditioned 2 car garage and a lap pool in a tropical garden-like setting. Contemporary European style meets Palm Beach lifestyle on secluded Ibis Isle. A very private setting offered at $1,495,000. Engel & Voelkers Jupiter Real Estate Jupiter Yacht Club & Marina • 400 S. US Highway One • Jupiter, FL 33477 Telephone +1-561-744-8488 •

PAGE 22 FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 Before the market changes, Be Smart ... MAKE AN OFFER! Marsha Grass 561 512 7709 I know the community. I live the lifestyle.Ž 123 ST. EDWARD PLACE$1,750,000Stunning, fully furnished estate home with 4,000 SF of living space 4BR/5.5BA, wet bar, guest house, library, 3-car garage. Saturnia ” oors, crown molding, coffered ceilings, columns, large windows. Wood/granite kitchen. Pool, spa, gas “ replace and lake views. 211 GRAND POINTE DRIVE$2,695,000Stunning estate home with lavish details. 8,200 of A/C, 5BR/7.5BA/4CG Master suite has his/hers BAs, custom walk-in closets. NEW gourmet kitchen with top-of-theline stainless appliances. Media, Billiards and Music rooms + wet bar, “ replaces, summer kitchen, pool, rock waterfalls and more. BALLENISLES Topsy-turvyŽ designs, sometimes called upside-downŽ or two-faced por-traits,Ž were a clever idea that found favor in the 1870s and later. Plates, cups, pitchers, advertising mirrors, advertising cards, vases, comic strips and even books could be made that way. A topsy-turvy is a design that looks correct if its right-side up or upside-down. Some childrens books were made so two different stories could be read, one right-side up and the other upside-down. The picture on each page is an optical illusion that looked like one thing in one direction and another in the other direction. So an elephant head looking over a fence becomes an ostrich in front of the fence. A picture of a frown-ing woman could be seen as a laughing man by just revolving the page. Topsys and Turvys,Ž two 1893 books by Peter Newell, are still popular and still in print. Another type of upside-down design was created by those who made ceramics. A famous cup made in the mid-1800s looks like a fluted cup with an elaborate handle until it is turned upside down and becomes a swan. A British majolica helmet pitcher made in the 1870s looks like an ordinary pitcher until it is turned bottom up and becomes a Roman soldiers helmet. Designs like these delight collectors. Look carefully at unfamiliar decorations and shapes. You may find a topsy-turvy for your collection. Q: Im looking for instructions for the board game Countdown to Space,Ž made by E.S. Lowe in the 1960s. I have a game complete with pieces but missing the instructions. How would I find the instructions? A: Rules for some games are available on the Association of Game & Puzzle Collectors website, The rules for your game are not posted, but the website may be able to give you some clues about where to look. Search online for other sites that offer instructions for games or tips on how to find them. If you find someone who has the complete game, you may be able to get a photocopy of the instructions. The E.S. Lowe Toy and Game Co. was founded by toy sales-man Edwin S. Lowe in about 1929. Your game, Countdown to Space,Ž was intro-duced in 1967. It is based on the Apollo moon mission. E.S. Lowe was bought by Milton Bradley Co. in 1973. Q: I have a brass Social Security card that belonged to my great-grandfather. Its dated 1935 and may be one of the first cards issued. Could you shed some light on this? A: The Social Security Act was passed in 1935, but the first Social Secu-rity cards were not issued until November 1936. Num-bers were assigned and cards typed up at more than 1,000 post offices. A low number on the card doesnt mean it was one of the first, since the first three numbers are based on the state or area where the card was issued, with states in New England hav-ing the lowest numbers. Its not possible to know who got the first Social Security card, since they were processed at sev-eral different post offices at the same time. When the first batch of records was processed in Washington, the record of John D. Sweeney Jr. of New Rochelle, N.Y., was taken off the top. Newspapers stated that he was issued the first card, but he was just the holder of the first record pulled. He never received any money from Social Security because he died in 1974 before reaching retirement age. Social Security cards today are made of banknote paper. Metal and plastic Social Security cards have been made as more durable alternatives, but they are not official.Ž There have been at least 34 versions of the design on Social Security cards. The earliest versions had a seal in the middle of the card. The date of issue was on the card, but since no cards were issued before 1936, the date on your card is not the date of issue. Your great-grandfathers card suggests it may be a fantasyŽ version. Tip: To clean silver, gold or diamond jewelry, soak it in a glass of vodka over-night. But remember, discard the vodka after using it; dont drink it.Current prices Current prices are recorded from antiques shows, flea markets, sales and auctions throughout the United States. Prices vary in different locations because of local economic conditions.„ Felix the Cat wooden figure, jointed, name on chest, leather ears & tail, Pat Sullivan copyright, Schoenhut, 4 inches, $115.„ Talking Ken doll, blue eyes, reddishbrown eyebrows and molded hair with sideburns, Hi, Im Ken. Lets go to the big game tonight,Ž Mattel, 1968, 10 inches, $135.„ Pendleton blanket, geometric designs, bright yellow, green and red on brown ground, c. 1920, 60 inches by 70 inches, $150.„ Veteran Brand Peanut Butter pail, image of trademark Civil War officer on both sides, navy blue and white, 3 inches by 3 inches, $250.„ Liniment bottle, embossed Jack Johnsons Own Liniment, Vielek Mfg. Co., Pittsburgh, Pa.,Ž molded, c. 1910, 6 inches, $275.„ Ludwig Von Drake cookie jar, ceramic, red felt tongue, square black hat, glasses on nose, 1961 Disney copyright, American Bisque, 9 inches, $295.„ Victorian brides basket, ruffled rim, shaded amber to rose, gold scrolling, silver-plated holder, three cherubs hold-ing base, 11 inches, $430.„ Silver-plated epergne, three arms with winged horses, four openwork fruit, floral and scroll bowls, gadrooned bor-ders, shell feet, Mappin & Webb, Eng-land, 17 inches by 16 inches by 16 inches, $520.„ Chinese export bowl, rose mandarin, scene of soldiers and court officials in courtyard, border of couple in garden, 1880s, 14 inches, $1,380.„ Tester bed, southern walnut, flared molded tester, paneled headboard, crest rail, acorn finials, vase-turned legs, c. 1825, 106 inches by 74 inches by 51 inches, $3,585. Policeman Brownie cloth doll, blue uniform and hat, badge, holding club, 1892 Palmer Cox copyright, 7 inches, $120.„ Shawnee teapot, Tom, Tom the Pipers Son,Ž right hand around pig spout, left hand holding stalk of corn, burgundy, yellow and blue, 7 inches, $150.„ American Acoma Indian pot, three-tone swirling design, ivory ground, dated Christmas 1927, 5 inches by 6 inches, $420.„ Quilt, cotton, Tulip and Princess Feather pattern, vine border, red binding, 1850-75, 71 inches by 73 inches, $500.„ Cranberry opalescent peppermintstick water pitcher, optic diamond pat-tern, 8 inches, $605. „ Sterling-silver stuffing spoons, rounded down-turned tipped-back han-dles, marked Peter & Ann Bateman,Ž London, 1792, 12 inches, pair, $630.„ English dining table, mahogany, rectangular top, massive turned legs, brass cuffs, casters, c. 1840, 71 inches by 47 inches by 29 inches, $920.„ Rookwood vase, standard glaze, mustached baroque gentleman, long black hair, large white pilgrim collar, 1903, 11 inches, $975.„ Wacker All Malt Beer advertising calendar, toddler wearing oversized box-ing gloves, I Aint Bluffin,Ž brown and beige background, 1940, 27 inches by 13 inches, $1,245.„ Rooster weather vane, copper and zinc, rooster, full body, embossed sheet-copper tail and legs, 1940s, 25 inches by 24 inches, $1,775. Q „ Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, Florida Weekly, King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.Whimsical upside-down designs are fun, curious findsKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terry KOVEL O COURTESY PHOTO This majolica helmet pitcher made by Wedgwood in 1872 holds a surprise. Just flip the picture so the top is at the bottom and you will see a Roman helmet. The topsy-turvy sold for $4,800 at Brunk Auctions of Asheville, N.C. CoreLogic, a provider of consumer, financial and property information and business services, reported Monday that shadow inventory of residential property as of August 2010, reached 2.1 million units, or eight months worth of supply, up from 1.9 million, or a five-months supply, from one year earlier. With visible inventory remaining flat at 4.2 million units, the change in shadow inventory increased the total supply of unsold inventory by 3 percent. Miami-Dade County leads the country in supply of distressed homes at 33.5 months of inventory. Palm Beach County ranks sixth with 25.8 months of inventory. CoreLogic estimates shadow inventory, sometimes called pending supply, by calculating the number of proper-ties that are seriously delinquent (90 days or more), in foreclosure and real estate owned (REO) by lenders and that are not listed on multiple listing services. Shadow inventory is typically not included in the official metrics of unsold inventory. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE B SECTION WEEK OF NOV. 25-DEC. 1, 2010WEEK at-a-glanceSandy days, salty nightsThere are words that are simply untranslatable from English. B2 XSondheim sounds offStephen Sondheim gives the dish on other lyricists. B5 X Film review The latest “Harry Potter.” B11 X Cuisine newsIronwood Grille at PGA national has a new chef. B15 X Discussions about Vincent van Goghs self-portrait and the Japanese art of gift giving, along with seasonal carolers and performances from The NutcrackerŽ are part of the Norton Museum of Art Art After DarkŽ event in December. Roger Ward, the Norton Museum of Art chief curator and curator of European art, will discuss Vincent van Goghs Self-Portrait, 1889, on loan from the National Gallery of Art. Reiko Nishioka, director of education at the Morikami Museum and Japa-nese Gardens, will make a presentation about tsutsumu, the art of gift presentation, and the cultural significance of gift giving in Japan. The Florida Dance Conservatory Youth Ensemble will perform scenes from The NutcrackerŽ and car-olers from the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts will sing season-al songs in the museums Great Hall and throughout the galleries. The event is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 9. Art After Dark is held the second Thursday of every month, offering music, film, special tours with curators and docents, hands-on art activities, a cash bar and menu options from Caf 1451. General admission rates apply. It is free to members and children 12 and under. The Norton is at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach. Call 832-5196 or see for more information. Q Art After Dark to include Van Gogh, music and dance TROUPE PRESENTS “HOME-SPUN” VERSION OF “THE NUTCRACKER”BY HAP ERSTEINherstein@” ITH THE ARRIVAL OF the holiday season, ballet troupes take The NutcrackerŽ out of mothballs. For Palm Beach Gardens Florida Classical Ballet Theatre, that means readying the largest and most popular production of its season, performed Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 at the Eissey Campus Theatre of Palm Beach State College. Before the dance company and its ballet school were even incorporated, at least 15 years ago guesses artistic director Colleen Smith, it was presenting The NutcrackerŽ to the community. That was our first set of performances,Ž recalls Smith with a tiny cringe. It started out as a tag to a summer pro-gram I was teaching. We started with act two the first year and then we kept adding to it. Prob-ably within four years we did the whole show. It just kind of snowballed.Ž In one word, Smith would call her NutcrackerŽ traditional.Ž warmtraditionaCOURTESY PHOTOAbove, Toys, gifts and a dazzling Christmas tree are central ele-ments in the story.At left, Millie Isiminger, shown cradling a nutcracker, dances the role of Clara in the traditional Christmas ballet.WSEE TRADITION, B4 X COURTESY PHOTOScenes from “The Nutcracker,” on tap at the Norton. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY

PAGE 26 FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 In early October, the blogosphere unleashed a fantastically viral post, Jason Wires 20 Awesomely Untranslatable Words from Around the World,Ž which has since been reposted on Facebook more than 29,000 times. Some of the words are laughable, like Scottish tartle, the act of hesitating while introducing someone because youve for-gotten their name. Or tingo from Pascuense, the language of Easter Island: the act of taking objects one desires from the house of a friend by gradually borrowing all of them. My personal favorite is cafune, in Brazilian Portuguese. The word already reads as something sultry and lyrical, even before you know it means to tenderly run your fingers through someones hair. There is also the devastating saudade, which sounds like a sob, a Portuguese term that refers to the feeling of longing for something or someone that you love which is lost. In his post, Mr. Wire not only introduces us to this poetic new vocabulary, but he also explores deeper linguistic questions. The hardest part about learning a new language,Ž he writes, isnt so much getting acquainted with the translations of vocab-ulary and different grammatical forms and bases, but developing an inner reflex that Untranslatable Artis HENDERSON responds to words texture.Ž He provides an example. When you hear the word criminal, you dont think of one who commits acts outside the law, but rather the feeling and mental imagery that comes with that word.ŽThe terms on his list, with their evocative textures specific to their own languages, are individual lessons on the cultures that produced them. The Russian toska, for example, translates to a restless melancholy. A dull ache of the soul,Ž Vladmir Nabokov described it, and the dark, mournful concept admit-tedly feels very Russian.Kyoikumama, a Japanese term for A mother who relentlessly push-es her children toward academic achievement,Ž feels distinctively Japanese.If Portuguese passion and Soviet Bloc angst can be so effectively captured linguistically, I wonder, then, about our own language. Im curious which English words are untranslatable, and what our specifically American vocabulary says about our culture.In my travels abroad, there is one term I have consistently been unable to translate: hook-up. Its a concept that defies explana-tion, one that is variable even in American English, a verb and a noun with no fixed definition. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSwhich way we want it „ just meeting for coffee or going all the way. We have invented a term that corresponds to our vagueness, a word that reflects an uncertainty toward our own intimacy. Hooking up is a difficult concept to explain to foreigners, and the only people who really understand the texture of the word are other Americans. Which explains why, linguistically speaking, so many of us prefer intimacy with our own kind. Q “...Yes, to hook-up,” my Latin American friends said. “To meet for a cup of coffee.” “Sometimes that too,” I replied. Does it mean to make love? Ž my French friends always asked. Sometimes,Ž I would answer. But perhaps in a more casual sense.Ž Yes, to hook-up,Ž my Latin American friends said. To meet for a cup of coffee.Ž Sometimes that too,Ž I would say. Which points to the very nature of hooking up: untranslatable. The word is ambiguous, like our American attitude to sex and relationships. We never know d Ž th t h eir evocative own lan g ua g es n th e c ultur es R ussian toska o a restless of the soul,Ž b ed it, and ep t admit s e term f or s sl y push a c a de mi c t inctively a nd e t a n o u r th ere s tent l y h oo k -u p. s ex p lanal e even in r b an d a tion. w h ic me a e t t t co n e rs, r eally u w or d a r explains w s o man y of o wn k in d Q f r i en d s sa id T o mee t f or a c up o f co ff ee.Ž  S o m e tim es that too,Ž I would sa y. W h ic h points t o t h e very nature of hookin g up: un u tran s lata b l e Th e wor d is am b iguous, li ke our A me ri can at ti tu de to sex an d relationshi p s. We W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W n e v e r kn k k k ow SOUTH F LORIDA ’ S O NLY P REPARED F OOD M ARKETPLACE S PECIALIZING I N G OURMET C OMFORT F OODS Our Prepared Food Showcase Features Over 75 Delicious Lunch and Dinner Sele ctions Full Service N.Y. Style Deli, Brick Oven Pizza, Homemade Baked Goods Prepared Fresh Daily Available for Take Out or Free Local Delivery *CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS* LOCATED IN THE SHOPPES AT JUPITER CREEK1132 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter, Florida 33458(561) “A Taste of Home in Every Bite”


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PAGE 28 FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 Its very Currier & Ives,Ž she says, referring to the Americana print mak-ers of the 19th century. Its not full of pyrotechnics and all of that. Its very home-spun, but theres nothing left out.Ž Of course, The NutcrackersŽ roots are in Germany and Russia. In 1816, E.T.A. Hoffmann published a scary, adult fairy tale, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.Ž Years later, Marius Petipa, chief ballet master of the Rus-sian Imperial Ballet, commissioned Peter Tchaikovsky to write the score for a more family-friendly ballet ver-sion of the fable. It was first performed in December 1892, to choreography by Lev Ivanov. But it was Russian-born George Balanchine, founder of the New York City Ballet, who popularized The Nut-crackerŽ in America with his own take on the story of young Clara, whose holiday gift of a giant nutcracker from her beloved Uncle Drosselmeyer is transformed into a prince. The prince leads Clara through a snowstorm of dancing snowflakes, past a battle with an army of mice, to a kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier. Unless, of course, it was all a dream. Of her production, Smith notes, Every point is taken care of, however it isnt done in a grandiose fashion. I guess youd say its a bit more ground-ed in realism.Ž But do not worry, the scenic design includes a huge cen-tral Christmas tree. It doesnt grow, but its gorgeous. It always gets an ooh when the curtain opens,Ž Smith reports. And yes, the forecast is for snow. Onstage, that is. Oh, yes. Its magic. We get snow, and the lightings always gorgeous for that scene. Thats my favorite scene in the whole ballet,Ž enthuses Smith. Of the 85 cast members in The Nutcracker,Ž all but five are young-sters, and that is as it should be, insists Smith. I know that part of my audience likes to come and see how a child has been developing through the roles,Ž she says. Theyve seen them before, but all of sudden theyve gone through puberty, theyve grown six inches and theyre in a completely differ-ent kind of role. That is part of the fascina-tion, because we have students here who have danced in Nutcracker every year.Ž There have been all-adult Nutcrackers,Ž like one that Mikhail Baryshnikov devised, but Smith finds the notion unthinkable. No children, just awful. I think chil-dren are charming,Ž she says. Theres an earnestness about child perform-ers.Ž The five adult company members are area professionals. Resident artists Lily Ojea and Rogelio Cor-rales dance the roles of Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier, Mar-shall Levin plays the role of Drosselmeyer and trainees Mad-eleine Miller and Day-lan Sleva will appear as the Dew Drop Fairy and the Snow Queen. I love it,Ž says Levin, formerly with Ballet Florida, and a nine-year veteran of FCBTs Nutcracker.Ž Its classical ballet, yet it reaches all ages. The supreme bal-letomane can watch it, yet the youngest child can come and enjoy it.Ž Ojea, in her third season with Smiths company, calls The Nutcrack-erŽ a holiday tradition, it kind of gets you in the holiday spirit. Its beautiful, its spectacular and you cant get better music than Tchaikovskys score.Ž With a production of this size, the logistics can be a little daunting, but we know how to do this by now,Ž says Smith. Oh, this is the easiest thing we do.Ž By now, The NutcrackerŽ is a treasured tradition at FCBT and with the community. My students wouldnt miss being in The Nutcracker for just about anything,Ž Smith says. Parents delay vacations, they dont go out of town for Thanksgiving so they can participate.Ž Just watching them and their experiences on the stage is whats so charming to me,Ž she says. Thats a memory that they will carry with them forever. That theyve been a part of this really excellent performance, and it can be excellent, because when youve done something so many times, you know how to make it work.Ž To Smith, The NutcrackerŽ is like a warm drink on a cold night. Its like a cup of hot cider, even in South Florida,Ž she suggests. Its comfort, comfort for the soul. Its just a warm and cozy feeling.Ž Q TRADITIONFrom page 1 >> THE NUTCRACKER, Florida Classical Ballet Theatre at Eissey Campus Theatre, 11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Nov. 26-27, at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. both days. Tickets: $22-$32. Call 207-5900. O in the know COURTESY PHOTOA storm of dancing snowflakes is part of the ballet; 80 of the 85 dancers are youngsters. Broadway singer Tovah Feldshuh at EisseySinger Tovah Feldshuh, who most recently starred on Broadway as Irena Gut Opdyke in Irenas Vow, performs at 8 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens. For her work on the New York stage Ms. Feldshuh has earned four Tony nom-inations for best actress and won four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Crit-ics Circle Awards, the Obie, the The-atre World Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress (for Goldas Bal-cony). Tickets are $45 and $55. Call 2787677. The theater is at 11051 Campus Drive. Q ‘Preppy Handbook’ author will sign new bookAuthor Lisa Birnbach, who recently published TRUE PREP: Its A Whole New Old World,Ž will be at the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History for a reception and book-signing from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 28. The appearance is being hosted as one of the special events for the MLFH exhibit For the Love of LILLY exhibit. Featuring more than 80 vintage Lilly Pulitzer clothes, accessories and origi-nal fabric, the exhibit is on display now thru May 31 at the donated location for the museum at the Boynton Beach Mall in Boynton Beach. The exhibit includes various educational programs about design. Q ARTS BRIEFS ”It’s classical ballet, yet it reaches all ages. The supreme balletomane can watch it, yet the youngest child can come and enjoy it.”—Marshall Levin


FLORIDA WEEKLY NOV. 25-DEC. 1, 2010 A&E B5 REVIEW „ Finishing the Hat, Collected Lyrics, (1954-1981), with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes. By Stephen Sondheim, Knopf, 445 pp., $39.95.If anyone deserves to rest on his laurels, it is surely composer-lyr-icist Stephen Sondheim. Over the past half-century, he has done more to further the musical theater, pushing its boundaries in subject matter and emo-tional complexity, refusing to settle for the simplistic love stories that have been this quintessentially American art forms stock in trade. Instead, he has plumbed for the psychological depths in such unlike-ly musical characters as presidential assassins, a vengeful British barber, the wary 19th-century Japanese isolated from Western influences and figures from the works of Aristophanes and Plautus. It turns out that Sondheim was not idly collecting accolades during the past year, shuttling about attending fes-tivities in celebration of his 80th birth-day. Rather, he has been compiling his lyrics into book form and annotating them with dishy tidbits on the creative process. The book, an instant Rosetta Stone for all Sondheim fanatics to pore over and relish its embedded wisdom, is called Finishing the Hat: The Col-lected Lyrics of Stephen Sondheim (Volume 1),Ž and as if that were not unwieldy enough, he tacks on a whim-sical but completely accurate subtitle, With Attendant Comments, Princi-ples, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes.Ž As to the whines,Ž Sondheim sacrifices charity for candor, commenting freely on his colleagues in the frater-nity of lyricists. Many of his targets are likely to surprise you. He dubs Lorenz Hart the laziest of the pre-eminent lyricists,Ž says that Alan Jay Lerners lyrics lack energy, flavor and pas-sionŽ and dismisses Noel Cowards as something he cordially but intense-ly dislikes.Ž It is no coincidence that Sondheim avoids assessing the work of living songwriters so no, there is nothing here on his opinion of Jerry Hermans work. Finishing the HatŽ is a song from Sondheims Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George,Ž a statement of obsessive post-impressionist painter Georges Seurats view of the creative process. Theater writers have long likened Sondheim to Seurat, insisting that the 19th-century artist has much in common with the composer-lyricist who celebrates him. But then, chroniclers have also insisted that he has alter egos in Bobby from Company,Ž in Sweeney Todd, as well as the songwriting team of Franklin Shepherd and Charley Kringas from Merrily We Roll Along.Ž Over the years, Sondheim has dismissed such interpretation, but here he does acknowledge Finishing the HatŽ as the only song Ive written which is an immediate expression of a personal internal experience.Ž On the other hand, he rejects the view that there is any personal statement in the title song from Anyone Can Whis-tleŽ (Whats hard comes easy/Whats natural comes hardŽ), dismissing the armchair analysis that he is the proto-typical repressed intellectual.Ž A care-ful man with words if ever there was one, chances are his objection to that description is the word prototypical.Ž In any event, it has long been his preference to let his shows speak for themselves, so the introductions he writes to each shows lyrics „ usually a statement of intentions and an assess-ment of how fully he achieved them „ are revelations to be cherished. If Sondheims output as a lyricist is astonishing, one must also factor in the meticulously crafted songs that got rejected as his shows moved towards Broadway. Think of the various open-ings to A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,Ž like Invoca-tionŽ and Love Is in the Air,Ž before he got the comic tone right with Com-edy Tonight.Ž Or the superior finale to CompanyŽ (Happily Ever AfterŽ) before director Hal Prince persuaded him to soften the ending with Being Alive,Ž a cop-out, but a brilliant one. Anyway, all the outtakes are included, making this a book that has plenty for readers of all stripes, the Sondheim novice to the hardcore devotee. With the holidays coming up, this would be a guaranteed hit with those people on your gift list who are way too hooked on musical theater. Receiving Finish-ing the HatŽ will probably only make them even worse, but it will surely be appreciated and treasured. Q Sondheim whines and dishes in collection of his lyrics hap ERSTEIN O PUZZLE ANSWERS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2010 8:00AM at the TOWN CENTER in JUNO BEACHAll proceeds go to Bella’s Angels4-PERSON RELAY TEAMS: (4) 1-mile laps around the lake $40 per team 12 and under Fun Run: 1-mile race around the lake $10 per child Animals RULE Family Dog Walk: 1-mile walk around the lake $10 per entryGreat Team Prizes! Costumes for Dogs Welcome! Finisher’s Medals for the Kids!A Big Thank-You to our Sponsors: REGISTER online at, in person at Running Sports, 813 Donald Ross Road, Juno Beach or on race day at Juno Town CenterXXX#FMMBT"OHFMTPSHtXXXSVOOJOHTQPSUTDPNtBella’s Angels, formerly known as The Bella Cavallo F oundation, is a 501(c)(3) non-pro t organization formed in August of 2005. The mission of our foundation is to o ¡ er nancial assistance and emotional support to families of chil dren with a life-long physical disability Run for the Angels 6TH ANNUAL RELAY

PAGE 30 FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Thursday, Nov. 25 Q Starfish & Coffee Storytime Session at the Loxahatchee River Center – 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Call (561) 743-7123 or visit Q Mos’Art Theatre – Screenings of Last Train Home,Ž 1 p.m., and AWom-an, a Gun and a Noodle Shop,Ž 2:50 p.m. Nov. 25. Tickets: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Friday, Nov. 26 Q Mos’Art Theatre – Screenings of LeavingŽ and Boxing Gym.Ž Various times, Nov. 25-Dec. 1. Opening night tick-ets: $6. General admission: $8; 337-6763. Q Downtown’s Weekend KickOff – Music from 6-10 p.m. Fridays. Centre Court, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens. Nov. 26: DeeDee Wilde Band. 340-1600. Saturday, Nov. 27 Q Palm Beach Gardens Chess Club – 9 a.m.-4 p.m., North Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Center, 603 Anchorage Drive, art building. $2 per player per Saturday. USCF membership required. Call John Dockery, president/tournament director, at 762-3377. Q Boot Camp – 9-10 a.m., Saturdays; West Jupiter Recreation Center, 6401 Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Adults (13-17 years must be accompanied by an adult); $5. Call Constonsa Alexander at 694-5430. Q Saturday Kids Camp – weekly camp sponsored by Jupiter Outdoor Cen-ter; Session 1: 9 a.m.-noon; Session 2: 1-4 p.m., weekly; ages 7-13. $35 per session; advanced registration required. 747-0063; Q Yogaboarding with Cora –9:30 a.m., weekly; yoga and guided medi-tation, while Stand Up Paddling on the waters of the Jupiter River. Jupiter Out-door Center; call 747-0063. Q Kids Story Time – Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach, Loggerhead Park, 14200 S. U.S. 1, Juno Beach, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturdays; free. Q Downtown Lights Up the Night – Community choirs, local musicians and special performers perform a concert leading up to Downtowns offi-cial holiday lighting extravaganza of the season. Billy Bones will keep the party going from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 27, Centre Court, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Q Voices of Legends in Concert – With Johnny T, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Dec. 18, Jan. 15, Feb. 5, March 19, MosArt Theatre, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Tick-ets: $15 advance, $18 evening of show; 337-6763. Q Shawn Starski – Doors open at 9 p.m. Nov. 27, The Orange Door, 798 10th St., Lake Park. Tickets: $10; 842-7949. Q 29th Annual Citrus Nationals – Nov. 27-28, Palm Beach International Raceway, 17047 Beeline Highway, Jupiter. Country singer Josh Thompson sings at 9 p.m. Nov. 27. Adult reserved seat, full event tickets are $40 and junior (12 and under) admission is $20. General admission full event adult tickets are $30 and juniors are free. Concert only tickets can be purchased at $20 for adults and $5 for juniors. 622-1400; Sunday, Nov. 28 Q Taste in the Gardens Green Market – Gardens Park, 4301 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 8 a.m. -1 p.m. Live entertainment, produce, plants, flowers, handmade crafts and prepared food and drink items. Free; no pets. For vendor information, call 772-6435. Q Dave & Aaron’s Workout on Stand Up Paddleboarding – 9:30 a.m. weekly, Jupiter Outdoor Center. For reservations, call 747-0063; visit Monday, Nov. 29 Q The Best of Broadway – The Palm Beach Pops with David Burnham and Christine Andreas. Conducted by Bob Lappin. 8 p.m. Nov. 29-30, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $29-$89; 832-7469. Q Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert: A Tribute to Sammy Nestico –The PBA Jazz Ensemble will pay trib-ute to Sammy Nestico, composer and arranger of big band music. Directed by Roget Pontbriand. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Helen K. Persson Recital Hall, 326 Acacia Road, West Palm Beach. Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students with student ID; 803-2970. Tuesday, Nov. 30 Q Bocce in Downtown Park –Join the American Bocce League 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays in November at Downtown Park, south of The Cheesecake Factory, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens. For more information and to register, visit www.americanboccelea-gue; 340-1600. Q Tai Chi for Arthritis – 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Lakeside Center, 10410 N. Military Trail or 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Class focuses on muscular strength, flexibility and fitness. Drop-in fee: $9; resident discount fee: $8. 10-class pass fee: $80; resident discount fee: $70. 630-1100; Q Morgenstern Trio – The winner of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award for 2008 plays a concert at 7:30 Nov. 30 in the Kravis Centers Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeecho-bee Blvd., West Palm Beach.Tickets: $30; 832-7469. Wednesday, Dec. 1 Q Wimpy Kid Wednesday – 3-5 p.m.. Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave, Lake Park. Events and movie. Free; 881-3330. Q Hatchling Tales – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Q Lighthouse Sunset Tour –Jupiter Lighthouse, call for times, Nov. 24; $15. RSVP „ 747-8380, ext. 101. Q Paula Cole – The singer, famous for Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?Ž, has a new album. She plays two shows, 6 and 9 p.m. Dec. 1, in the Kravis Centers Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $38; 832-7469. Q Music Department Concert Chorus and Concert Band –The Palm Beach State College Concert Chorus and Concert Band will be fea-tured in this concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 1. The Concert Band will perform music by Brahms and Astor Piazzolla as well as contemporary African music and gospel music. The Concert Band will perform a variety of works for the modern wind ensemble including classical and con-temporary works. Students with a valid ID get two free tickets. $10. 868-3264. Ongoing events Q Dreamgirls – Through Nov. 28, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets „ $25 and up. 832-7469; Q “Cane” – Through Nov. 29. Play by Andrew Rosendorf set in Belle Glade and Pahokee immediately prior to the 1928 hurricane that killed thousands around Lake Okeechobee and years later. In 1928, a farmer is losing his land to ris-ing water. Present day, the same area is days away from having no water at all. A story of betrayal and bloodshed, water and wind, family and fortune, a mystery about South Florida. Florida Stage, Kravis Centers Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeecho-bee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $47-$50; 585-3433 or Q Art Exhibition by Justin Rabideau – 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through Nov. 29, Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gallery, Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive (off PGA Boulevard), Palm Beach Gardens. Call 207-5905. Q “Land-Escape” Art Exhibition – Features work by Jupiter artists Bruce Bain and Sonya Gaskell and Palm Beach Gardens artists Esther Gordon, Melinda Moore, and Ok-Hee Kay Nam; Palm Beach International Airport, Con-cession Level 2, West Palm Beach; on display through Dec. 15. Q “Peace on Earth” exhibition – Through Dec. 30, Lighthouse ArtCenter. Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Admission: free for members; $5 ages 12 and up; free for under 12; free admission to public on Saturdays. 746-3101. Q “Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee” – Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday. 747-8380, ext. 101; December events Q 27th Annual Gardens Holiday Gift & Craft Show – 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 3, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4, Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. 630-1107. Q Ginger Snaps – Create a sweet gingerbread mini house, just in time for the holidays. Drop off your child or stay and join the fun. Ages 3-5. 1:30-3 p.m. Dec. 3. Fee/resident discount fee: $18/$15 per child. 630-1107. Q Gardens Holiday Lights – See the giant tree and hear festive holiday music. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to hear each childs holiday wishes and be available for pictures. Food and refreshments will be available for pur-chase. Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. 630-1107. Q Jon Zeeman Band – Doors open at 8 p.m. Dec. 3, The Orange Door, 798 10th St., Lake Park. Tickets: $5; 842-7949. Q Richard Gilewitz and Brian May – The guitarists play at 8 p.m. Dec. 3, The Atlantic Theater, 6743 W. Indiantown Road, Suite 34, Jupiter. $20; 575-4942; Q Breakfast with Santa – Continental breakfast for ages 2 and up, 9-10:30 a.m. Dec. 4, Burns Road Recreation Cen-ter, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gar-dens. Fee/resident discount fee: $8/$6 per person. Pre-register. 630-1107. Q Lunch with Santa – For ages 2 and up, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 4, Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Fee/resident discount fee: $8/$6 per person. Pre-regis-ter. 630-1107. Q Drop and Shop – Drop your little one off for games, crafts, and stories while you go out for your own fun and shopping. Ages 3 and up. 2-4 p.m. Dec. 4, Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Fee/resident discount fee: $10/$8 per hour; additional child fee: $4/$3 per hour. 630-1107. Q Benefit concert – Our Wonderful World presents Classic Rock of the 60s & 70s, a concert to benefit Healing Touch Buddies, with Scott Benge and Acoustic Remedy, performing classics by The Beatles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Doors, Cream, James Taylor, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan and The Allman Brothers, 7 p.m. Dec. 4, MosArt Theatre, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Tickets: $35 per person. Chinese raffle & door prizes with all net proceeds to support Healing Touch Buddies, a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life of those with breast cancer. (772) 323-6925. Q Lowdown 13 – Doors open at 9 p.m. Dec. 4, The Orange Door, 798 10th St., Lake Park. Tickets: $5; 842-7949. Q 4th Annual Sand Sculpture Competition & Beachfront Festival – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 4, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Event organizers hope to attract people from all walks of life to come together for a day at the beach to kick back, build a castle, and support Karma Krew, a locally based nonprofit organization whose mission is to estab-lish and support healing arts programs within a variety of underserved environ-ments. Team entry deadline: Nov. 19; Q Norton Holiday Family Festival – The Norton Museum of Arts Holiday Family Festival will take place on Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 5. Festival will embrace holiday traditions of many cul-tures and will include acclaimed story-teller Madafo, live performances by local students, as well as holiday inspired, hands-on art activities. Celebrity design-er decorated Christmas trees will be on view along with Vincent van Goghs Self-PortraitŽ and the fabulous exhibi-tion, Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth.Ž Free with regular museum admission and free to members 832-5196. Q Palm Beach Pops – The Best of


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 BUSINESS B7 THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATREsM>;H;7HJ9EC;IJEB?<; Saturday,January 1New Years Day5:00pm Friday,December 31New Years Eve5:00 & 8:00pm A hilarious political satire group (561) 575-2223For tickets:( 561 ) 972-6117 For group sales: Underwriting Producer, the Roe Green Foundation WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL! A youthful coming-of-age hit new musical set in a boys prep schoolDecember 7 … 19, 2010 STUDENT TICKET RATE $15 BEST MUSICALŽ2010 WINNERDAEGU INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL 2009 WINNERASCAP FOUNDATION COLE PORTER AWARD MUSIC AND LYRICSŽ Movie Movie Hear popular and traditional Christmas songs in celebration of the Holiday Season. Holiday Concert Holiday ConcertPalm Beach Gardens Concert Band

DOWNTOWN LIGHTS UP THE NIGHTYou won’t want to miss this holiday celebration! Over a quarter million lights dance to choreographed music in a must-see light extravaganza. NIGHTLY PRESENTATIONSNovember 27th – December 31st6pm, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm OPENING NIGHT! Saturday, November 27th, 6-10pmEnjoy this special rst presentation of our incredible seasonal light show. Christie Banks from Sunny 104.3, community choirs, local musicians and special concert performers will kick off this First Night of lights while live music from Billy Bones keeps the party going. Spectacular Holiday Light Show! Stay Connected Complimentary Valet Parking '7*)OD:HHNO\$GYLQGG 30 FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B9 FL ST#37304 FL ST#37304 7 nt Caribbean fr. $349 18 Day Roman Renaissance Sail to the Azores, Spain, France & Italy plus 3 nts in Rome! FREE AIR & BUS! fr $1,699 18 Day Enchanting TransatlanticPt. Canaveral to the Azores, Portugal, Belgium & Holland plus 2 nts Copenhagen! FREE AIR & BUS! fr $1,399 15 Day Classic Transatlantic Sail to the Azores, Lisbon, Seville & Malaga plus 1 nt in Barcelona! FREE AIR & BUS! fr. $1,399 Spring Panama Canal Sail Miami to San Diego with a full Panama Canal transit FREE AIR & BUS! 16 days fr. $1,299 19 Day Vegas & The Canal3nts Las Vegas plus Mexico, Costa Rica, full Canal transit, Colombia & Key West!FREE AIR & BUS! fr $1,399 This time of year, people are more than happy to tell you how to do things the right way. Whether it’s properly cooking a turkey, throwing a successful holiday soiree, deco-rating your house like a member of Martha Stewart’s inner circle (with or without the insider stock tips), or preparing enough food for your entire extended family plus random guests, the noise around how to get ready for the holidays is deafening. And it’s oppressive: If I see one more promo for a news story about how to make festive holiday centerpieces I’m going to my secret place and staying there.If you listen to what they’re selling, you’d think that every holiday experience, from concept to fruition, is and should be a joy-ous and wonderful experience; one to be treasured for many years to come, remem-bered fondly when you’re in your rocking chair on the porch, grandchildren at your knee, a double rainbow in the sky, unicorns prancing in the yard. It’s a lot of pressure — making cherished memories year after year. Particular-ly when some of the more vivid memories many of us have belong more in the ABC Afterschool Special “don’t do this at home” warning category than the Hallmark chan-nel “family’s loving embrace” category. Many years ago, for example, if you happened to be standing in the hallway of the brownstone in Brooklyn in which I rented an apartment, you would have had to stand aside as a screaming young woman (my older sister) ran down the stairs. An airborne turkey, still in the roasting pan I had been carrying just moments before, followed behind her, trailing grease and roasted potatoes and stuffing and any hope of a perfect Thanksgiving. And so went one more Hallmark moment, ground to pulp under the mighty boot heels of holi-day stress and family tension.The problem, at least in part, is the buildup of expectations that comes from the steady diet of heart-warming stories many of us grew up seeing on the news and on the big screen. Not that holi-day movies are necessarily a bad thing: I like Jimmy Stew-art as much as the next guy, (even if the whole angel/bell thing gets old fast), but they’ve caused us to set impossible goals. Those of us that aren’t from Step-ford, Conn., can’t possibly live up to the images of holiday perfection that surround us, and it can be that reality gap between the movie theater and the living room that causes holidays to end up more “Home for the Holidays” than “Miracle on 34th Street.”But you don’t have to risk disaster every time you get family together for the holi-days. I may have no formal psychiatric training beyond just now dubbing myself Dr. Holidays, but I’m confident I can offer a few pointers that are at least as useful as those you’ll pick up from some of the shlock-meisters that call themselves doc-tors on afternoon television or talk radio. Here are a few ways for those of us who are just plain-old humans to approach some of the season’s big tripups and turn them from misery-inducing disasters to moments of fun or, if not, mild amusement. First, drop your expectations at the door. A good friend of mine once told me that nothing good comes from expectations, and he was right. Of course, he also spent one holiday chasing his son across his front lawn (and not during a football game, if you get my drift), so his advice may be of debatable value. The vast majority of chips I’ve found on my own shoulder during the holidays were labeled “unmet expec-tations.” Point being, if your freeloading uncle has for the last 10 years been unable to be roused out of his turkey and Slivo-vitz coma to help clean up, it’s unlikely anything will change this year. Thinking otherwise is a mistake. If you simply can’t abide this sort of thing for another year, try bribing the most tone-deaf kid in your fam-ily to sit next to uncle, put Lady Gaga on an MP3 player and sing along for an hour. Second, kids are kids; accept it. They won’t help clean, and they won’t care that you spent four days prepping and nine hours cooking a holiday meal. Any gifts they receive this holiday season are unlikely to excite them as much as you think they should, and they just don’t care about sit-ting down to catch up with family. What they do care about is wolfing their food as quickly as possible to get to dessert, then playing video games or watching “Sponge Bob” until they’re unable to speak coherently. So let them; it’s their holiday, too, you know. In fact, why don’t you put THE MASHUP Hurling turkeys, video games and leftovers can create a good holidayoff cleaning up to go play some video games with them — in no time you’ll prob-ably find yourself arguing with a 10-year-old about what’s fair and what isn’t, who’s turn it is to lead the next assault, or why you should get one more turn before giving them back the controller (don’t ask how I know this). If you don’t join them for gam-ing or “Sponge Bob,” make sure you have the video game system in a room where you don’t have to listen to them scream at each other about who shouldn’t have killed whom, or who cheated by doing what, and remember that they’re unlikely to serious-ly injure each other. Make sure you have Band-Aids around just in case. Third, avoid the shopping rush, unless you go it alone. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to give great holiday gifts, and that kind of pressure doesn’t mix well with the insane holiday crowds. Shop with a family member who’s sick of helping you decide if your wife will like the pink or sage slippers (try the sage), and things can go terribly wrong. If you have to hit the mall, do it by yourself so no one in your family notices your panicked rapid eye movement, your insane muttering about prices, or the fact that you’ll pretend to hit the “door open” button when you see someone with too many bags running for the elevator, while you actually hit “door close” and murmur “c’mon, close, close, close” to yourself. If you absolutely have to go with a family member get a designated driver and a bottle of Irish whiskey, then go to different stores as much as possible. You can meet at the food court to share the booze. Finally, should all else fail, remember the following factoid: nothing eases the post-holiday blues, settles family argu-ments and eases grumpy psyches like an enormous plate of holiday meal leftovers, which makes them your number one tool to both defuse hostage situations (your daughter won’t come out of the bathroom until your son leaves the hallway) and self-medicate. But to make sure they’re there when you need them, you’ll need to find the inner strength to deal with them imme-diately; using a ton of plastic wrap to cover a turkey carcass before jamming it into the refrigerator doesn’t count. Removing meat from a still-warm turkey is far easier than one that’s cold, so pull it all off now and put it in an air-tight container for use in as many sandwiches as you can eat over the next few days. Sick of sandwiches? Try making turkey pot pie. Reward yourself for proper prep-work by eating every bit of skin left on the bird. If you don’t want to make stock on Thanksgiving night (you are going to make stock, right?) you don’t have to: just refrig-erate the bones in the roasting pan over-night. Tomorrow, toss it back on the stove with some water and get everything loos-ened up, then put everything, along with the broken-up carcass, into a stock pot with onion, carrots, celery, bay leaves, salt, pepper and whatever else floats your boat. Simmer it for as long as you can stand it, then strain it and store it for future soups, risottos, brazing, etc. The bottom line here is that if you think about it, the holidays are actually far better when they’re fun than when they’re perfect. Which is why “It’s a Wonderful Life” may well be a holiday classic, but the movie I prefer my holidays to emulate is “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” Q — For The Mashup, Bradford Schmidt writes about meat, technology, music and mashups thereof. He welcomes suggestions, comments, questions and offerings of prime beef.MASHUPFrom page B8 SEE MASHUP, B9 X bradford SCHMIDT O The fourth annual Sandsculpting Competition and Beachfront Festival will be hosted by the Loggerhead Marinelife Center beginning at 9 a.m. on Dec. 4. It’s a party on Jupiter Beach, right next to Juno Pier, with live music, beach boot camps, outdoor yoga classes, drum circles, and professional storytellers for the little ones. Center stage belongs to the sand-castles constructed by residents of Palm Beach and Martin counties. The contest, which takes place next to the Juno Pier, is comprised of teams from area businesses, schools, families and friends. The event is a fundraiser for Karma Krew, a locally based nonprofit organiza-tion whose mission is to establish & support healing arts programs within a vari-ety of underserved environments. Locally, Karma Krew has implemented programs within the West Palm Beach Housing Authority, Children’s Home Society, and Vita Nova for young adults who age out of foster care. Last year’s event supported the expansion of these programs nation-ally including yoga programs for youth HIV patients in New Orleans and Parkin-son’s patients in Los Angeles. “We believe that mind/body wellness practices offer a tremendous resource to many people who lack access to them,” said Scott Feinberg, executive director of Karma Krew. Call 627-8280 or see Q Jupiter Beach festival, contest is Dec. 4

PAGE 33 FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 Freshest Fajitas in Town 6390 Indiantown Rd. Ste. 45 6390 Indiantown Rd. Ste. 45 6390 Indiantown Rd. Ste. 45 FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES HOROSCOPES REALESTATE COPY By Linda Thistle Q SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) This is a good time to reinforce relationships „ family, friends, colleagues „ that might have been over-looked in recent years. Q CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family situations continue to thrive. Business associations also improve. Some holiday plans might have to be shifted a bit. Be flexible. Q AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Avoid any influence of negative energy in this weeks aspect by not allowing small problems to grow into large ones. Work them out immediately. Q PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A friend might need advice on how to deal with a challenge to his or her moral values. And who better than you to give the honest answer? Good luck. Q ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel that you have all the answers right now. But it might be wise to listen to other ideas before you decide to close the lid on other possibilities. Q TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Bovines give and expect loyalty, so it might not be easy to reconcile with someone you feel let you down. Why not ask a neutral party to set up a clear-the-air meeting? Q GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Anticipating the holidays with family and friends fuels your must-do Gemini ener-gies. But try to pace yourself so youll be up for whatever comes along later. Q CANCER (June 21 to July 22) More background information might come through regarding a decision you expect to make. Be sure to check the source carefully before you move. Q LEO (July 23 to August 22) The strong, nurturing nature of the Lion comes through this week as you reach out to family and friends in need of your warm and loving support. Q VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A relationship that has almost totally unraveled could be close to being restored with more effort on your part to be more patient and less judgmental. Q LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your sense of fair play is strong this week, which can cause a problem with a longtime relationship. But in the end, youll know what decision to make. Q SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might not know all the facts behind an unwelcome development, so keep that Scorpion temper in check and resist lashing out at anyone. Q BORN THIS WEEK: You have a sense of adventure that inspires others to follow your lead.Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. + Moderate + + Challenging + + + ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: + + + W SEE ANSWERS, B5 W SEE ANSWERS, B52010 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOV. 25-DEC. 1, 2010 A&E B11 Morning Glory +++ (Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Rachel McAdams) A young and inexperienced morning show producer (Ms. McAd-ams) must raise ratings and cope with the conflicting egos of her two star anchors (Mr. Ford, Ms. Keaton). Its an entertaining adult drama, and a delight to see Ms. McAdams come into her own as an actress. Rated PG-13. Unstoppable ++ (Denzel Washington, Chris Pike) Once UnstoppableŽ does the obvious and actually involves its main characters in the story, its a solid action thriller. The problem is it takes an hour for this to happen, and by then its too late.This is a shame, given that this is the fifth collaboration between Denzel Washington and director Tony Scott (Man On FireŽ). With Mr. Washingtons notable screen presence and Mr. Scotts trademark hyperkinetic style, we have every right to expect more. Rated R. 127 Hours ++ (James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara) Adventurer Aron Ralston (Mr. Franco) befriends two women (Ms. Tam-blyn, Ms. Mara) while canyoneering in Utah. When his arm gets trapped under and boulder, hes forced to desperate measures to survive. Mr. Franco brings great energy and sympathetic power to his performance. Based on a true story. Rated R. Q CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN ............ If youre going to split a 759-page novel into two movies, this is not the way to do it. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1Ž does very little to advance the story from where it left off at the end of the last film, Half-Blood Prince,Ž and although it has action, it leaves the unmistakable sense that not much happens at all. Fans of the book might like the film, but the truth is Deathly Hallows: Part 1Ž doesnt hold up very well as a movie. Theres no beginning, as were thrust into a story we have to be familiar with in order to know whats going on; and obviously, theres no ending, either. Granted, youre probably not watching part seven of a series if youre not familiar with whats come earlier, but a better screenplay by writer Steve Kloves wouldve provided more of a refresher for non-Potter fanatics and better structure throughout. Because Mr. Kloves and director David Yates dont tell you, heres what you need to know: Teenage friends Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) are trying to find Horcruxes, which are parts of uber-villain Voldemorts (Ralph Fiennes) soul that must be destroyed in order to defeat him. Meanwhile, Volde-morts Death Eaters are in pursuit of the three teens, and the protective Order of the Phoenix is of nominal value. The friends eventually escape to the woods to hide, and really dont do much of anything besides make a few daring trips „ to the Ministry of Magic, Godrics Hollow, etc. „ and fight amongst themselves. At least 10 -15 minutes of the 146-minute running time should have been cut for better pacing. Warner Bros. ostensibly divided J.K. Rowlings Deathly HallowsŽ book in order to tell a more complete story (though we all know the real motivation was money), but thats foolhardy when you cant (or dont) make a good movie out of the books first half. Because so much screen time is spent with Harry, Ron and Hermione away from Hogwarts and home, the supporting characters barely register and the story is one-dimensional. But thats how it is in the book!Ž you say. Sure it is. But that doesnt mean it makes for a good movie. On the plus side, the action is nicely done and the visual effects, per usual with the franchise, are top notch. Theres also some nice acting from Ms. Watson and Mr. Grint, as both hit the proper notes of teen angst and the burden of the quest before them. Its hard to justify a two-movie, fivehour finale when so little happens in Part 1.Ž Whether youve read the books or not, you should leave Part 1Ž eager in anticipation for Deathly Hallows: Part 2,Ž coming July 2011. The fact that you leave feeling indifferent will, in the very least, dampen your enthusiasm for whats still to come. Q „ Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at and read more of his work at FILMS ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1’ ++ Is it worth $10? No >> More than 500 wands were created for “Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” many of which came back broken after a day of shooting. in the know dan HUDAK O

PAGE 35 FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY D’Art for Art at the Lighthouse ArtCenter We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” 1. Vincent and Anne Palumbo 2. Bonnie Jacobson 3. Mary and Fred Putney 4. Dan and Perk McNew 5. Keith Levine and JoAnne Berkow 6. Bill Sabino and Phil Staiman 7. Steve Tendvich and Beverly Levine 8. Keelee Wright 9. Helen Colaizzo, Michelle and Greg Cox10. Lori Chappel, Laura Morse and Hanna Mitchell 11. Katy Colaizzo, Dr. Phillip Hunt and Dr. Beverly Hunt12. Natalie Garaicocchea and Judith Boland-CarusoJOSE CASADO/FLORIDA WEEKLY 13 7 24 5 9 10 11 12 8 6


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PAGE 37 FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Jupiter Medical Center Philanthropy Dinner at The Ritz Golf Club to announce $10 million donationWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” Florence A. De George and Richard Cosnotti2. Ann Brown, Shari Bledsoe and Peggy Katz3. Bill Mattison, Charles Notabartolo and Peter Crisp4. Kathy Bush and Stacy Brandt5. John and Dianne Couris 6. Maddie and Jack Hamot RACHEL HICKEY / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 4 56 23


FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 1, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15 A new chef has taken over the Ironwood Grille at PGA National Resort after the brief stint at the stoves by celeb Top Chef contestant Kenny Gilbert. Gordon Maybury, a Dublin-born Irishman, is now at the helm of the American grill and steakhouse in the golf resort. Gilbert left after only a little over a month here to open a Jacksonville restaurant. Maybury has recently been executive chef at Loews Miami Beach hotel and at New Yorks Peninsula Hotel. Former chefs at the Peninsula influenced his cooking, Maybury said. An example was a subtle curried chicken stuffed in a mini-pita as an hors doeuvre at a recent tasting. I cook the curry with the chicken. Curry powder is grainy if you just mix it in with the cooked chicken „ it needs to be cooked in the pan first. Gray Kunz left those influ-ences using spices and bringing out their flavors by cooking them first, from his days working at the Peninsula in Asia. He really helped put these flavors and techniques on the map, along with Jean George Vongerich-ten, another great chef.Ž These techniques and more will be incorporated into Mayburys menu, a mix of tropical dishes, steaks, seafoods and American grill foods. To a group of food writers, he showcased some of these dishes in a menu hinting at his changes to the menu, such as Florida stone crab served in a bright salad of watermelon, avocado, white anchovies and blood oranges, and with a roast cala-baza (Caribbean pumpkin) risotto with a poached egg. Some menu changes will take place between now and the New Year, when he will put his own stamp on the revamped menu, but diners can expect some of the offerings to remain. Well still have steaks and seafoods on there „ this is a golf resort „ but I want to give them a little tropical twist. Were in Florida after all, and our guests expect some of that,Ž he said. Maybury is also planning a small Irish pub-like bar with casual foods in the com-ing year. It will serve a full complement of craft beers and pub foods for the many Irish duffers who stay and play the courses here. Ironwood Grille is open for dinner only; reservations are suggested.Ironwood Grille in the PGA Resort, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gar-dens; 561-627-2000; www.ironwoodgrille.comJupiter Italian eatery features wood-burning ovenCasa Mia, an Italian trattroria/pizzeria is now open in Jupiter. Its in the old Marcs Chophouse location at Fishermans Wharf Plaza, overlooking the water. Owners are the former team from the now closed Ocean Grille on PGA Boulevard, Robert Cavaliere and Stefano Paggetti. The casual menu features pizzas from a wood-burning oven (Margherita is the house pie), a number of pastas (spaghetti with lobster is a signature), salads, seafood (whole branzino) and a grilled New York strip and veal chop, among the meats. A full bar is available „ the signature drinks are the tiramisu and the chocolate martinis. A 100-bottle wine list is heavy on Italians. Wine is served by the bottle, the quarttino and the mezzolitro, and overseen by wine director Mario Vassle. Two dining rooms sport a rustic dcor, with wrought iron and Tuscan colors. Out-door seating is around a fountain at a patio, with sofa and table seating. Casa Mia is open for lunch and dinner daily. Casa Mia, 337 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter; 561-972-6888; Fest features cook-offby amateursThe fourth annual Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival slated for Dec. 7 is going to be one hot ticket „ especially among local chefs. Theres $10,000 up for grabs ($5,000 for charity) as the winner in the Grand Chef Throwdown between two local chefs and celeb Miami chef Howard Kleinberg of Top Chef and Bulldog BBQ fame. The event is a dine-around to benefit the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, with food from the Ironwood Grille, Bice, Dolce de Palma, Michelle Bernsteins, Pistache, Temple Orange at the Ritz, the Restaurant at the Four Seasons and Top of the Point. But at the center stage this year, the organizers have come up with a cook-off between two chefs who will be determined by votes from Face-book fans ( Any local chef can enter „ the rules are on the page. Chef Michelle Bernstein also will make an appearance for a conversation with the chef.Ž VIP tickets are $100 and include a swag bag; general admission is $50. Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival: Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m., 150 Worth Ave., Palm Beach. For tickets and information: www.palmbeachfoodandwinefestival.comBites and bits: Looking for the former chef at Solu on Singer Island? Chef Carlos Jorge is now at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, where he oversees their signature Steak 954 res-taurant. He had been at the St. Regis in Princeville, Kauai, and decided that island life wasnt for him ... Kubo, the new sushi-Asiatic restaurant in Crystal Tree Plaza, swept the awards for best food at the recent United Cerebral Palsy Great Chef Tasting held at the Colony. New barbecue take-out spot, Big Daddyz, 2700 Broadway in Riviera Beach, was a runner-up with judges for its tasty cue. Q „ Jan Norris covers food and dining for Florida Weekly. Write to her at; her web site is WEEKLY CUISINE jan NORRIS New PGA resort chef will expand Ironwood menu food & wine CALENDAR Nov. 27: PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens Every Saturday night at 6 its karaoke time. Half price beer and wine and karaoke featuring over 30,000 songs. Nov. 27: The West Palm Beach Green Market is every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 101 N. Flagler Drive in West Palm. Produce, seafood, meats, flowers and other items. See Nov. 27: Wine tasting, Publix GreenWise market in Legacy Place 11231 Legacy Ave., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 21: Palm Beach Gardens GreenMarket every Sunday at the City Complex at Military Trail and Burns Road from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fresh produce, seafood, plants, pre-pared foods and handmade items are for sale. For more information, see Dec. 7: Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival 7-9 p.m., 150 Worth Ave., Palm Beach. VIP tickets are $100 and include a swag bag; general admission is $50. For tickets and infor-mation: Join Ted Task a member of the Society of Wine Educators, for a wine-tasting class. Participants will taste a minimum of eight wines. $10 admission. Registra-tion required. Reserva-tions may be made at Sponsored by the Friends of the West Palm Beach Pub-lic Library. For information, call 868-7701. Q „ Submit event listings to nd s P ubn ca ll to m. Chef Kleinberg Casa Mia Owners Robert Cavaliere, left, and Stefano Paggetti were a team at the former Ocean Grille. Lobster spaghetti is a signature dish at the new trattoria/pizzeria. COURTESY PHOTO Chef Gordon Marbury takes the helm at Iron-wood Grille at PGA National Resort. JOE WOOLF / COURTESY PHOTOS Casa Mia in Jupiter has Tuscan colors and a 100-bottle wine list.


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