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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 That presidential ÂBeer SummitÂŽ?So pass.How about gathering nearly 100 law enforcement, justice system, social service and other community folks to deconstruct Âracial profilingÂŽ Â„ whether ethnic, religious, gender, you name it. The overwhelming consensus from a workshop at Florida Atlantic Uni-versity: This is very useful. LetÂs have more. ÂIt was a ÂgreatÂ presentation,ÂŽ one law enforcement officer commented afterward. ÂDefinitely hit the nail on the head and opened my eyes to a bet-ter way of doing business.ÂŽ He also added, ÂYes, I could easily be classified as one of (the) dinosaurs expecting the ÂcannedÂ presentation.ÂŽ Lorie Fridell hardly was surprised. The associate professor of Criminolo-gy at the University of Tampa and for-mer director of research at the Police Executive Research Forum, trains law enforcement command staff and con-sults with agencies on this issue. She was just back from making another such presentation, during the Orlando meeting of the International Associa-tion of Police Chiefs. Dr. Fridell is known nationally for her research-based approach to advancing professionalism Â„ and for getting on the same page folks who traditionally would seem at odds. In contrast, it took last yearÂs nationally noted encounter between Harvard Prof. Henry Louis Gates, and Cam-bridge, Mass.. Police Sgt. James Crow-ley to prompt President Barack Obama to get the two together at the White House over a beer. ÂRacial profilingÂŽ has become the term in our culture for bias whether grounded in ethnicity, religion (think Juan ÂI am not a bigotÂŽ Williams), gender, etc. Dr. Fridell uses the term too. But in a nod to the fact that all not all so-called racial profiling is Âracial,ÂŽ she routine-ly uses another that I like better if only because it is more accurate: Âracially biased policing.ÂŽ Among her audience were those who answered affirmatively when she asked members whether they felt they had been victims of it Â„ or, were law enforcement officers who felt they had unjustly been accused of it. ÂSo this is very personal for a lot of people here,ÂŽ she noted. She proceeded to bolster all of their informational arsenals during her ÂRethinkingÂŽ Racially Biased Policing: A Science-Based Perspective work-shop. A major area of her expertise is using the research to show that the ways police and stakeholders com-monly think about biased policing are misguided. She then reframes the issue. Social psychologists, she says, have shown that ÂimplicitÂŽ or ÂunconsciousÂŽ bias can impact what people perceive and do, even in people who conscious-ly hold non-prejudiced attitudes. ÂFrom this research, we can conclude that even the best law enforce-ment officers may manifest bias because they are human, and even the best agencies will have biased policing because they hire humans to do the work.ÂŽ Name the group, in fact, and itÂs likely one can scientifically find attitudes biased against others in that group. Next in our context, however, comes intervention: How this new perspec-tive tells what police and community jointly need to do. Dr. Fridell has developed what she calls a Âcomprehensive program for producing fair and impartial policingÂŽ that addresses: (1) recruitment and hir-ing; (2) training; (3) policy; (4) leader-ship, supervision and accountability; (5) outreach to diverse communities; (6) measurement; and (7) assessment of institutional policies and practices. ÂAnd this is so in synch with the goals of Catalyst for Justice,ÂŽ she said. Full disclosure: The nonprofit Catalyst for Justice group, which organized the workshop, is composed of CEO Jane Tierney, Rabbi Paul Menitoff and me. My C4J colleagues and I seek no benefit, financially or otherwise. Our capacity is as volunteers to help sig-nificantly reduce the incidence of such profiling in our community. The workshop was sponsored jointly with FAUÂs Diversity Committee, of which Maria Santamarina is co-chair. The committee, part of the universityÂs strategic goal to become more inclu-sive and diverse, serves as a resource for students, faculty, administrators and staff. C4J seeks to share the best practices and evidence-based research applica-ble in helping make a significant, mea-surable difference as we work together to become a model community. Long-term, the prospects include constructive implications far beyond the ÂraceÂŽ element. And despite the nationwide plethora of recalcitrant culture warriors, itÂs time. In fact, in this new millennium, a half-decade beyond the Â60s, itÂs past time for this kind of progress. If you take the position that although there are bad apples in any group, that the overwhelming majority of law enforcement folks just want to do outstanding law enforcement Â„ then a unique opportunity now is avail-able for entire communities to move forward in ways unprecedented here-tofore. Q Â„ My gratitude for all the kindness from those of you who were readers of more than two decades of my editorials and columns for The Palm Beach Post. IÂm still rooting for my friends there. But for those who have wanted more of my offerings, welcome. IÂm going to love sharing on the issues and goings-on in our community, if not our galaxy. Thanks for joining me on this latest journey.COMMENTARY Racial profiling: LetÂ’s deconstruct it, rethink it to improve community c.b. 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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 561.904.6470 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. OPINION Michael Moore, the Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, makes great movies, but they are not generally con-sidered Âcliffhangers.ÂŽ All that might change, since revelations made by a whistleblower on ÂDemocracy Now!ÂŽ news hour that health-insurance execu-tives thought they might have to imple-ment a plan Âto push Moore off a cliff.ÂŽ The whistleblower: Wendell Potter, the former chief spokesman for health-insurance giant CIGNA. He was quoting from an industry strategy session on how to respond to MooreÂs 2007 docu-mentary ÂSicko,ÂŽ a film critical of the U.S. health-insurance industry. Potter told me that he is not sure how serious the threat was, but he added, ominously, ÂThese companies play to win.ÂŽ Moore won an Oscar in 2003 for his film about gun violence, ÂBowling for Columbine.ÂŽ He followed this with ÂFahrenheit 9-11,ÂŽ a documentary on the presidency of George W. Bush, which became the top-grossing documentary film in U.S. history. So when Moore told a reporter that his next film would be about the U.S. health-care system, the insurance industry took notice. AHIP (AmericaÂs Health Insurance Plans), the major lobbying group for the for-profit health-insurance corpo-rations, secretly sent someone to the world premiere of ÂSickoÂŽ at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Its agent rushed from the screening to a conference call with industry executives, including Pot-ter. ÂWe were very scared,ÂŽ Potter said, Âand we knew that we would have to develop a very sophisticated and expensive campaign to turn people away from the idea of universal care. ... We were told by our pollsters (that) a majority of people were in favor of much greater government involvement in our health-care system.ÂŽ AHIP hired a public-relations firm, APCO Worldwide, founded by the pow-erful law firm Arnold & Porter, to coor-dinate the response. APCO formed the fake grassroots consumer group ÂHealth Care AmericaÂŽ to counter the expected popularity of MooreÂs ÂSickoÂŽ and to promote fear of Âgovernment-run health care.ÂŽ Potter writes in his new book, ÂDeadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insid-er Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans,ÂŽ that he: Âfound the film very moving and very effective in its condemnation of the practices of private health-insurance companies. There were many times when I had to fight to hold back tears. Moore had gotten it right.ÂŽ The insurance industry declared its campaign against ÂSickoÂŽ a resounding success. Potter wrote, ÂAHIP and APCO Worldwide had succeeded in getting their talking points into most of the stories about the movie, and not a single reporter had done enough investiga-tive work to find out that insurers had provided the lionÂs share of funding to set up Health Care America.ÂŽ Indeed, everyone from CNN to USA Today cited Health Care America as if it were a legitimate group. Moore concedes, ÂTheir smear campaign was effective and did create the dent they were hoping for Â„ single payer and the public option never even made it into the real discussion on the floor of Congress.ÂŽ Moore has called Potter the ÂDaniel Ellsberg of corporate America,ÂŽ invok-ing the famous Pentagon whistleblower whose revelations helped end the Viet-nam War. PotterÂs courageous stand made an impact on the debate, but the insurance industry, the hospitals and the American Medical Association prevailed in blunting the elements of the plan that threatened their profits. A recent Harvard Medical School study found that nearly 45,000 Ameri-cans die each year Â„ one every 12 minutes Â„ largely because they lack health insurance. But for the insurance lobby, the only tragedy is the pros-pect of true health-care reform. In 2009, the nationÂs largest health-insurance corporations funneled more than $86 million to the U.S. Chamber of Com-merce to oppose health-care reform. This year, the nationÂs five largest insur-ers contributed three times as much money to Republican candidates as to Democrats, in an effort to further roll back insurance-industry reform. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., an advocate of single-payer health care, declared in Congress that Âthe Republican Party is a wholly owned subsidiary of the insur-ance industry.ÂŽ Potter agrees, saying the Republican Party has Âbeen almost bought and paid for.ÂŽ The health-insurance industry is getting its moneyÂs worth. Moore said that the industry was willing to attack his film because they were afraid it Âcould trigger a populist uprising against a sick system that will allow companies to profit off of us when we fall ill.ÂŽ Now that is truly sick. Q Â„ Amy Goodman is the host of ÂDemocracy Now!,ÂŽ a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 800 stations in North America. She is the author of ÂBreaking the Sound Barrier,ÂŽ recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.The health insurance industryÂ’s vendetta against Michael MooreThe Obama administration wants us to believe that one out of 285 ainÂt bad. A jury in New York acquitted Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani on 284 out of 285 charges for his part in the murder of 224 people in the U.S. Embassy bombings in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998. Attorney General Eric Holder thought the trial would be a glorious showcase for the civilian court system. WeÂd stun the ter-rorists with our courtroom procedure, win over the world with our mincing legalisms, and salve our consciences after the horrors of the Bush years. This was HolderÂs war on terror. HeÂs losing it in a rout. The attorney generalÂs obsession with bringing terrorists cap-tured overseas to the U.S. for trial in the civilian courts looks more willful and untenable by the day, as the edifice of his legal strategy collapses in a pathetic heap. Ghailani offered a brazen defense at his trial. It was all an innocent misun-derstanding when he helped buy the refrigeration truck and the oxygen and flammable acetylene tanks used to make the bomb in Tanzania, when he stored electric detonators in his house, and when the suicide bomber used his cell phone in the attack. These are the things liable to befall any young man on the streets of Dar es Salaam. Apparently, at least one juror bought some version of this contemptible fabri-cation and dragged the jury into a sense-less verdict. It found Ghailani guilty in a conspiracy to destroy government build-ings, but acquitted him of everything else, including 224 counts of murder. Does anyone believe that a truck bomb meant to destroy a U.S. embassy wasnÂt also intended to kill and maim everyone in the vicinity? When Ghailani was caught in Pakistan in 2004, he was that most priceless com-modity Â„ an al-Qaida operative with real-time information about the terror network. The Bush administration interrogated him harshly with an eye to extract-ing that information quickly rather than honoring the niceties that obtain in the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Federal Court Building in lower Manhattan. As a result, the judge proceeded to bar a key wit-ness whom the government had learned about through GhailaniÂs CIA interroga-tion. If weÂre serious about protecting ourselves, weÂve never going to give all terrorists the Miranda warnings and immediate legal defense that our civilian justice system demands. ThatÂs why the Bush administration fell back on mili-tary commissions and Gitmo. Our civil-ian system is meant to protect Ameri-cans from the awesome power of the state, and all its protections shouldnÂt be afforded to enemy combatants waging war against us. Even Eric Holder implicitly acknowledges the distinction. He resists even contemplating the possibility that ter-rorists brought here Â„ and supposedly presumed innocent Â„ will be acquitted. Even if a terrorist is found not guilty, the administration asserts the right to detain him after acquittal. Such a power would be an un-American outrage if it were applied to anyone except an enemy combatant. In the literal sense, the Ghailani trial was a charade. We pretended to give him an ordinary trial, with the enormous escape hatch of keeping him locked up no matter what. The charade ended in travesty, a fitting conclusion to Eric HolderÂs misbegotten war. Q Â„ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Eric HolderÂ’s war amy GOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly O rich LOWRY Special to Florida Weekly O
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Her first catfish, that was what did it: hooked her as surely as she hooked it. She was 6 years old then, protge of her big brother, Paul. He was 11. TheyÂd squeezed pieces of bread into gooey balls, dug the pointy tips of hooks into Âem, hightailed it across Sample Road in Pompano Beach, just a pebbleÂs throw from home, and cast their bread upon the waters of the Atlantic. SheÂd never even held a fishing pole before, but that catfish latched on and a passion was born. Love at first bite. Kandiss Molitar laughs at the memory. It has a meant-to-be feel. She learned to fish, got good at it, and now here she is, the anchor at Juno Beach Park Pier Â„ assistant manager, gate-keeper, snack bar proprietress, overseer of the Bragging Wall that showcases several dozen snapshots of fisher-peopleÂs proud catches (she took the pictures, too, with her Nikon One Touch), dispenser of advice and empathy, con-gratulations and camaraderie. ÂI love my job,ÂŽ she says, and you can tell she means it. ÂI get to see nature every day, and IÂm not cooped up somewhere.ÂŽ The sea breeze has access to her workplace, a small, open-fronted wooden struc-ture at the head of the pier, just alongside the gated chain link fence that bars access unless visitors pay a dollar, or $4 if they want to fish out there. Ms. Molitar stamps the forearms of all but the regulars, who already know they can come and go all day long. Just before 8 a.m. on a recent Monday, a southbound squadron of pelicans, in fol-low-the-leader formation, soars overhead. Masses of rusty-brown seaweed carpet the beach, detritus from a storm whose 18-foot waves sent a few planks, down at the pierÂs T end, flying skyward. But the promenade is built to compensate for such rude inter-ruptions, she says, so crews popped the slats back into place within a day or two. ÂItÂs usually a beautiful white beach,ÂŽ Ms. Molitar says, gazing out through the wide open-to-the-air window where customers pay or ask about the dayÂs fishing condi-tions. Today, those conditions are poor. ÂYou guys catching anything?ÂŽ she asks Daedron Swaby, a security guard at the Martinique condo on Singer Island. He wants a can of Orange Crush, one of Lemon Brisk, two foil packets of Cheetos and a small bag of Famous Amos chocolate-chip cookies. His breakfast and lunch. ÂNothing at all,ÂŽ Mr. Swaby answers. ÂItÂs always good. Every other day, itÂs good.ÂŽ Today is a not-good day. Today, the fish are ducking and dodging and avoiding the hook. Ms. Molitar blames the full moon. Anglers have theories, she says, and every one of them will tell you something differ-ent. The notion that sounded right to her came from, as she says, Âan old, old fisher-manÂŽ who reasoned that, since fish canÂt see at night, theyÂre hungry enough in the daytime to guzzle a baited hook, whereas the full moon gives them night vision and the ability to find food and spoil their day-time appetite. Ms. Molitar shrugs. ItÂs as good an explanation as any. ÂJuno Pier,ÂŽ she announces into a mobile phone. ÂNo, itÂs kinda slow right now.ÂŽ Slow, as in the-fish-just-arenÂt-biting. ItÂs a refrain she repeats each time the phone jangles, which seems to be every five min-utes. That makes for a lot of calls. Her day starts at 5:30 a.m. after a 35-minute drive from home in Stuart and it ends at 2 p.m., on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This time of year, in season, the pier is open 24 hours a day. During the non-tourist months itÂs sunrise to sunset. Rising in the pre-dawn hours doesnÂt trouble her. Before landing this job four years ago she worked as assistant superin-tendent of a golf course, a shift that began around 7 a.m. SheÂd have stayed on if a skin cancer hadnÂt forced her to avoid an overdose of sunshine. This indoor-yet-outdoor job is perfect Â„ and a perfect balance for her second job, setting up karaoke at the VFW or the Elks or the Moose, wherever sheÂs needed. And, yep, she sings it, too. ÂYeah, you have to Âcause, if nobodyÂs singing, you have to do it,ÂŽ she says. ÂBelieve me, IÂve gotten stuck singing plen-ty of times.ÂŽ Country western is her old standby. www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 15 MINUTES Pier proprietress pitches snacks, passion for fishing on Juno BeachBY MARY JANE FINE_________________________mjÂ“ ne@Â” oridaweekly.com h e y o s Â„ Kandiss Molitar Juno Beach Pier MAUREEN DZIKOWSKI / FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE PIER, A7 X
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Juno Pier is a destination for fish-ing enthusiasts far and wide, she says, its best competition being down in Pompano Beach and now Lake Worth and Sebastian Inlet to the north. Miami, sheÂs been told, is pretty much fished out. Earlier this morning, closer to sunrise, the fish were biting: pompano, macker-el, blues, cobia. Should anyone need the goods to attract them, theyÂve come to the right place. A glass-front case holds hooks, lines and sinkers any fish would fall for. ThereÂs Lake & Stream fishing line and Got-Cha lures and silvery spoon lures that mackerel, especially, find enticing. And if thatÂs not enough, a freezer case has packs of frozen shrimp or squid or mullet that might tempt. To tempt fisherman, the snack bar offers, well, snacks: Lays potato chips and Fritos, all manner of canned soda and bottled water and Gatorade, hot dogs and frozen pizza, either cheese or pepperoni (micro-wave over there, in the corner). ÂNo, sweetie, you gotta take it out of the bag,ÂŽ she tells a young Asian guy who has sought assistance with zapping a cheese pizza. Snacks are secondary to most of todayÂs hopefuls. They want a tug on the line, a silver-scaled trophy. Dave Bell of Palm Beach Gardens is a regular here, four days a week, but he gives away what he catches, sometimes to his daughter, sometimes to fishermen on the pier. For his own dinner, ÂI buy salmon,ÂŽ he says before heading out to try his luck. Ms. Molitar knows all the regulars, and they know and appreciate her. She never has to fish for compliments. Today, sheÂs wearing a micro-mini denim skirt, a stretchy black-lace, cut-down-to-here top and high-heeled black sandals; a pair of black-rimmed sunglasses act as headband for her wind-tossed blond hair. ÂWhat are you doing here?ÂŽ she asks, smiling at a white-haired guy whose short-sleeved white shirt bears an embroidered Parks & Recreation logo over the pocket. ÂI came to see you,ÂŽ he says, smiling back at her. The guy who drives up from Miami stops to chat a moment, too, making clear that seeing her is reason enough to justify the long schlep. Ms. Molitar laughs and says, ÂIÂve told you, IÂm never gettinÂ mar-ried again.ÂŽ The guy grins, shoulders his fishing rods and heads out onto the pier. By now, just after 9 a.m., thereÂs a steady out-bound stream of discouraged fisher-men, some of whom indicate theyÂll return if conditions improve. A glance at the monitor above her head tells Ms. Molitar that the current wind speed is 18.9 mph out of the southeast, with gusts of 21.3 mph at the end of the pier, data that explain all the windbreakers and sweatshirts on this 75-degree morning.She understands the urge to be out there, to do battle with the natural world, even if she struggles to explain why. ÂI donÂt know,ÂŽ she says. ÂItÂs very relaxing. ItÂs the excite-ment of catching one, too, though.ÂŽ And that is why on Thursdays, a day off for her, Kandiss Molitar can account for her where-abouts in two little words: Gone Fishin.Â Q PIERFrom page A6
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 Shoppers also are looking for unusual products made popular by chefs and on TV cooking shows Â„ products typically not found on the big chain grocery shelves. Annie Castellano, a co-owner of AnnieÂs Vintage Gourmet in Jupiter, said shoppers want fresh food. ÂA lot of people donÂt cook anymore Â„ but they want good quality food,ÂŽ said Castellano. ÂThey watch the Food Network and know about quality and fresh ingredients and they seek them out.ÂŽ AnnieÂs will soon have a small meat department with only prime meats and some organic poultry, and a small selection of organic produce, Castellano said. The newest market in the Gardens, Sweet Greens, is owned by Tim McGowan, a former produce broker who worked selling Belle Glade and Homestead fruits and vegetables. ÂThere really was no farm market like this up this way,ÂŽ McGowan said. He closed a former store in Pompano Beach, finding it more convenient and marketable for residents in Palm Beach Gardens. ÂWe live in Jupiter, so itÂs closer for us, too.ÂŽ Vegetable bins are filling more each week as produce arrives. ÂWeÂll have more organic eventually, but itÂs sea-sonal, and I will buy non-organic if itÂs a better choice, though weÂll offer both,ÂŽ he said. He was standing next to a large display of Georgia beefsteak tomatoes, selling for 99 cents a pound Â„ a value hard to beat elsewhere. Russ Benblatt, marketing coordinator for Whole Foods in Florida, says thereÂs more interest in farming than ever and the addition of organics and natural foods in mainstream groceries is a sign of that. ItÂs a welcome change Â„ and that itÂs customer-driven is even more encouraging, he said. ÂPeople are more and more aware of the effects of the standard American diet on their health,ÂŽ Benblatt said. ÂSo more shoppers are demanding natural, organic and additive-free foods. Farm-ers are turning to organics and grow-ing more, but the biggest challenge now is getting enough to meet the growing demand.ÂŽ Benblatt said he sees a jump in every category of the organic and natural market Â„ beers and wines, chips, cheeses, whole grains Â„ and environ-mentally friendly cleaning products and detergents. ÂOne of the fastest growing lines in our markets is organic clothing, made from organic cotton Â„ socks, scarves and shirts,ÂŽ he said. ÂIn some of our other stores we have tow-els and bed linens and bathrobes made from organic cotton. We canÂt keep them in stock.ÂŽ Paul Colabella, buyer for JosephÂs Classic Market in the Gardens, agreed the demand for organic items keeps growing. ÂThereÂs definitely a move to natural and healthy products coming into every segment of the stores,ÂŽ said Colabella. ÂA couple of years ago, you couldnÂt find organic, unbleached sem-olina flour anywhere, and now even some mainstream markets are carrying it because of the demand.ÂŽ ÂAnd a few years back, it was low-fat and non-fat products people wanted, but today, itÂs no trans-fats and no additives Â„ all natural sugars and organic eggs Â„ those are really big,ÂŽ said Colabella. JosephÂs in the Gardens recently moved to a larger store in the old AlbertsonÂs plaza at Military Trail and Northlake Boulevard. Robert Farriss knows buyers want fresh eggs. He and his wife Paula started raising laying hens on their Âurban farmÂŽ in west Palm Beach Gardens, and a small egg business was born. ÂPeople love the farm fresh eggs,ÂŽ he said. ÂTheyÂve actually driven around all over out here looking for us. WeÂre open for tours by appointment, and you can buy the eggs at the (Palm Beach) Gardens GreenMarket.ÂŽ By law, the FarrissÂ eggs are labeled ÂFor Pet Consumption Only,ÂŽ because they donÂt have a large egg washing and processing plant. What makes the eggs so special? ÂTheyÂre fresh and taste like eggs used to taste from a farm, from chickens that run around and eat bugs and some grain we give them, but theyÂre totally cage free,ÂŽ Farriss said. ÂWe put them up at night to protect them, but oth-erwise, theyÂre free to wander wher-ever.ÂŽ Aging Baby Boomers remember eating fresh eggs and other fresh food, Benblatt said, and that partly drives sales. ÂTheyÂre getting back to their roots Â„ they enjoyed their successes in the Â80s and Â90s, and now theyÂre get-ting back to the Â60s and the natural foods that they remember from their youths,ÂŽ Benblatt said. To increase its support of community agriculture, Whole Foods will become a drop-off point for local CSA farmers, who deliver baskets of farm-fresh vegetables to their subscribers every week in season. ÂItÂs just another way weÂre helping support local farmers,ÂŽ Benblatt said. Whole FoodÂs goal is to carry 30 to 40 percent of local foods and other locally produced products in each store. ÂUltimately, itÂs about choices Â„ we offer organic and conventional pro-duce. IÂm looking right now at honey crisp organic apples, and conventional honey crisp apples are only a few feet away in another bin.ÂŽ Shoppers also are looking for unique gourmet items, according to Tony Tufaro, a longtime grocer at CarmineÂs Gourmet Market. ÂEspecially now, the seasonÂs starting again, weÂre seeing all the per-sonal chefs come back,ÂŽ Tufaro said. ÂImported truffles and quail eggs are flying out the door. But we have the regular shoppers, too Â„ and we offer $1.99-a-pound chicken and Bell and Evans turkey for them Â„ theyÂre our regulars and we donÂt want to cater only to chefs.ÂŽ Celebrities whose personal chefs shop at CarmineÂs want certain high-end products for their families, and special orders are part of what the smaller stores are all about. ÂIf we donÂt have it in stock, we can get it,ÂŽ Tufaro said. ÂWe can get the Italian truffles or the foie gras for the dinner parties, and we carry Kobe and Wagyu beef Â„ itÂs popular with the chefs.ÂŽ The meat department is a major part of CarmineÂs Â„ the market began as a butcher shop with a few gourmet items, and then grew into a full store. Today, shoppers can order meat cut to order, though theyÂve given up doing turducken in house, Tufaro said. ÂWe sell a couple dozen of them, and deboning the turkey and the duck and chicken could tie up one butcher for hours. Now, we just have another com-pany who does them for us.ÂŽ Gourmet product lines like Stonewall Kitchens and Rose Italian pastas and sauces are on the shelves at Sweet Greens. ÂBut IÂm not going to have everything, just some specialty grocer-ies and fresh produce, coffees, seafood and bakery goods,ÂŽ said McGowan. ÂWeÂre putting in a wheatgrass juice bar for freshly made juice.ÂŽ On the shelves are unusual finds like Oops wine and craft beers. McGowan said he will soon feature a locally brewed beer, and heÂs working with local anglers to supply his fish case. ÂYouÂll be able to buy fish that was caught the same day,ÂŽ he said. There are four big barrels of pickles available by the quart, including the half-sours so popular at the green mar-kets. A bakery features freshly baked home-style cookies, bars, muffins and breads. In the center of the store, SwingbellyÂs BBQ, from New York, offers smoked meats and chicken by the pound. ÂThe guy who owns it is my wifeÂs best friendÂs husband,ÂŽ McGow-an said. ÂWe got to talking and told him to come on down, so heÂs selling barbecue by the pound thatÂs smoked here.ÂŽ Sweet Greens also is offer-ing smoked turkey for holiday meals; shoppers are encouraged to reserve them a week in advance. AnnieÂs Vintage Gourmet also offers customers a number of take-out pre-pared foods. Castellano explained why they focus on American homey dishes. ÂMy heritage is Italian. But I also recognize that not everyone is Ital-ian and they want other foods. Italian markets have been done to death, so our approach was to step back, change things up a little and do different old-fashioned gourmet foods.ÂŽ FRESHESTFrom page 1 AnnieÂ’s Vintage Gourmet1132 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter561-575-4700; www.anniesvintagegourmet.com >> Open Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Q Prepared homey comfort foods such as meatloaf, rotisserie chicken and casseroles are stocked here, and home delivery is available at no charge within the Jupiter, Jupiter Farms and Palm Beach Gardens areas. Bakery. A small meat market and produce department will be added in the near future.CarmineÂ’s Gourmet Market2401 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens561-775-0105; www.carmines.com>> Open daily, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.Q What started as a butcher shop in 1972 has expanded to several locations including Palm Beach Gardens, with a complete gourmet market and trattoria. CarmineÂ’s has several departments, offering butcher-shop meats, poultry, seafood, bakery items, gourmet ingredients, owers, wines, cheeses and prepared foods.JosephÂ’s Classic Market4409 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens561-799-0322; www.josephsclassicmarket.com>> Open Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Q Now open in their new expanded location in the Northmill Plaza at Military Trail and Northlake Boulevard, JosephÂ’s focuses on butcher-counter meats, deli items and prepared foods, Italian and other gourmet ingredients as well as fresh produce.Publix GreenWise Market11231 Legacy Ave. (Legacy Place), Palm Beach Gardens 561-514-5175; www.publixgreenwisemarket. publix.com >> Open daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.Q Full grocery store, offering conventional and organic and natural products. Wine and cheese shops are in-store, along with seafood and meat departments, large produce selection, a bakery, an in-store caf. Large supplement department with in-house advisers.Sweet Greens Market4807 PGA Blvd., (in Midtown), Palm Beach Gardens 561-624-0857; sweetgreensmarket.com>> Open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Q The newest Â“farm marketÂ” in the area, Sweet Greens has wide displays of fresh produce, gourmet product lines like Stonewall Kitchens and Steinbacher cereals and noodles, fresh sh and bakery items. At the center of the store is SwingbellyÂ’s BBQ, selling barbecue by the pound. They also are selling whole smoked turkeys for the holidays. Call to order ahead of time.Whole Foods Market11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens 561-691-8550; www.wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/palmbeachgardens/ >> Open daily, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.Q The supermarket carries organic, conventional and natural products in every category. Wines, craft beers, seafood and meats available in both conventional and organics/naturals. A bakery, in-house caf and large supplement department are in-house.Farriss Farm8214 159th Ct. North, Palm Beach Gardens561-352-6028; www.farrissfarm.com>> Note: Farm open by appointment only.Q Buy organic herbs, vegetable plants starts (broccoli, squash, tomatoes and a variety of peppers), and fresh eggs from their ocks of chickens that are free-range. Some tomatoes, cukes, squash and peppers are sold when available. Produce Markets>> Other venues offer fresh produce and some specialty items: Â•Killer Tomatoes, 2801 Richard Road, Lake Park; 561-848-9247 Â•The Peddler, 12174, U.S. 1, North Palm Beach; 561-627-9876 Â•RosettaÂ’s Produce, 601 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter; 561-277-9897 Â•GreenMarket, Military and Burns Road, behind city complex, Sundays. Q O in the know SCOTT B. SMITH/FLORIDA WEEKLYValerie and Tim McGowan own Sweet Greens Market on PGA Boulevard in Midtown.
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 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 www.hspb.org. For adoption information, call 686-6656.>>Lacy is a 5-year-old spayed female Catahoula Leopard Hound mix. She likes long walks. She is calm and neat. Lacy likes people but would be better in a home with no other dogs. Lacy is available for the senior to senior program. There is no adoption fee for animals 5 and older adopted by someone 55 and older. The adopter pays for county license/tag only.>>Lilly is a 2-year-old spayed female short-hair cat. She is a little shy but easy to handle. She likes to go exploring. 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These pharmacies mix medications into savory liquids or pastes that pets will lap up eagerly, or into transdermal medications that can be applied inside the ear. With any of these alternatives, your veterinarian will be able to help, so ask! But even plain old pill-popping can be made easier. Most pet owners are familiar with tricks such as hiding a pill in a bit of meat or peanut butter, which works for many pets, but not all. I like to recommend Greenies Pill Pockets, which make it easy to stuff the pill into a yummy treat, or pill guns that pop the medication safely past the teeth, over the tongue and straight into your petÂs throat. Both may be available from your veterinarian, or can be purchased from pet-supply retailers. When youÂre hiding the pill, try using three treats to fool your pet. (Think of the street game of three shells and one ball.) The first bit of cheese or treat has no medication and is called Âthe prom-ise.ÂŽ The second contains the medication and is called Âthe dead.ÂŽ The last treat also contains nothing and is called Âthe chaser.ÂŽ Work quickly and stay enthusi-astic, and your pet will be more likely to stay in the game until the medication is swallowed. Whatever you do, donÂt give up. If your pet doesnÂt get medication as prescribed, youÂre wasting money and risking your petÂs health. Your veterinarian wants your pet to get the medication as often and as long as itÂs been recommended. If you canÂt do that, ask for help Â„ thereÂs plenty of it out there. Q Medicine doesn't work if you don't give itMany pet lovers are unaware that there are alternatives to bad-tasting pills. Your veterinarian may be about to provide you with medications that are in meat-flavored tablets that seem like a munchy, not a medication. Many parasite-control and pain medications, and even antibiot-ics, are available in these tasty formula-tions. Or you may not have to give medi-cation at all, as in the case of Convenia Â„ an antibiotic given as an injection at the veterinarianÂs that lasts up to two weeks. If youÂre being given a medication thatÂs Less than one in five pet owners are suc-cessful in giving medi-cations to their pets as directed by their veter-inarians. ItÂs difficult to give medication to an animal who absolutely doesnÂt want it, so a lot of prescriptions end up in the cupboard (or on the floor) rather than in the pet.Are you in the majority when it comes to pill problems? If so, read on. When you let your pet sense that youÂre reluctant to give medication, and then you reward her for resisting by letting her off the hook, you actually are teaching her that medication is bad, scary or otherwise unpleasant Â„ and that she can get away with refusing to take it. And that means your pet is progressively less likely to get the medi-cation she needs to get or stay well. You can turn things around by admitting that you need help. You may just need a lesson in pilling your pet, or you might need another plan entirely. PET TALES Pill your petBY DR. MARTY BECKER_________________Universal UclickCOURTESY PHOTO Your veterinarian is happy to help you find ways that get impor-tant medication into your pet safely and without stress.
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The groups found that several species may no longer be at risk of extinction and may not need to be listed.ÂWe hope these preliminary findings will result in the discovery that our con-servation measures in the past decade have had mea-surable, beneficial impacts on wildlife in Florida,ÂŽ said Dr. Elsa Haubold, who heads up the FWCÂs threatened-species listing process team.Ten currently listed mammals that are listed have undergone the preliminary status reviews, and initial results indicate that five species may no longer qualify as being at risk for extinction. These species include: Q Florida black bear Q chipmunk Q Florida mouse Q Homosassa shrew Q ShermanÂs fox squirrel Four of 21 currently state-listed birds also do not meet the criteria: Q limpkin Q brown pelican Q snowy egret Q white ibisFive species set to be taken off endangered listDr. Haubold cautions this is only the first step in the careful process of studying the status of these species. After all 61 species receive the scrutiny of the biological sta-tus review teams, composed of recognized experts and led by an FWC staff member, the reports will be sent for review to national and international experts for each wildlife species. However, before the commission removes any species from the list, a management plan for the species will have to be written and approved. One goal of the manage-ment plans is to ensure the species never reaches a high risk of extinction again. The reviews in Florida are still under way for many of the remaining 61 spe-cies, and the preliminary findings will be available this month. ÂThis is a huge effort on the part of the teams, and the process is working very well,ÂŽ Dr. Haubold said. ÂBut this does not mean our work is done Â„ far from it. We still have lots to do to ensure no species ever goes extinct in Florida.ÂŽ One of the species reviewed was the Florida black bear, which is listed as threatened in Florida. The biological review group found black bear numbers have increased and the population is not in decline. The FWC is accepting public and stakeholder input on the draft bear-management plan to make sure it contains the best pos-sible objectives and strategies to conserve Florida black bears. For information, visit myfwc.com/. Q COURTESY PHOTOFlorida black bear
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 immediately, itÂs almost as if it doesnÂt exist. Such was the case with the 2010 Atlantic regionÂs hurricane season, which ended just this week. (The Atlantic region encompasses the North Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.) For Floridians, it was almost as if hurricane season did not exist. There was no Andrew, no Charley. In fact, there was nothing to speak of other than Tropical Storm Bonnie, which was hardly one for the record books. No, what we experienced was just that long, drawn-out period from June 1 to Nov. 30 when everyone gets a bit of a twitch when their local forecaster even hints at anything that resembles a Âtropical depression.ÂŽ Yet, this recently concluded hurricane season was one of the most active and interesting in history. It was, in fact, the third-busiest hurricane season in 160 years and notable for produc-ing five major storms with winds that exceeded 111 miles per hour. But none of these storms hit Florida or any part of the United States. So around here, the passing of this hurricane season has been greeted with yawns, if it has been greeted at all. ÂThe steering currents saved Florida and the United States from a major land-falling hurricane this year,ÂŽ says severe weather expert Mike Lyons with WPBF 25. ÂThe Azores/Bermuda High is one of the key factors in steering tropical systems, especially those big, powerful storms that form off the coast of Africa. This year, luckily for us, the High was closer to the Azores than Bermuda. That meant the storms were directed through the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.ÂŽ There was a lot of ominous talk at the beginning of this season, and the pre-dictions largely came true. But a conflu-ence of events Â„ principally systems of low and high pressure that steered storms away from the United States Â„ protected Florida and the rest of the nation from the ravages of a major hur-ricane. This year marked the first time in 117 years that a season which produc-es 10 or more major hurricanes failed to have at least one of those storms score a direct hit on the United States. The season also proved to be back-loaded to an unusual degree. This past September tied with 2002 as the busiest September on record. And October saw five hur-ricanes. Only October of 1870 exceeded that number with six. In its hurricane season outlook issued last summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted Âa 90 percent chance of an above-nor-mal season. There is only a 10 percent chance of a near-normal season and no expectation the season will be below normal.ÂŽ According to NOAA, 2010 proved to be the 11th above-normal sea-son since 1995. NOAA listed the formation of La Nia in the tropical Pacific and very warm temperatures in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea as the principal reasons for the active hurricane patterns. In that regard, NOAA predicted there would be 14 to 20 named storms; eight to 12 hurricanes; and four to six major hurri-canes. The predictions were solid in that there were 19 named storms and 12 hur-ricanes Â„ five of which were classified as major. That amounts to an extraordinari-ly active season. Indeed, the 12 hurricanes this year ties 1969 as the second most to occur in a single season. The record was set in 2005, when there were 15. ÂOur forecasts address how many storms will be produced and how strong they will be,ÂŽ says Dennis Feltgen of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. ÂBut we make no forecasts about where these storms will make landfall. That science doesnÂt exist.ÂŽ Because no one can forecast well in advance where hurricanes might intrude, Mr. Feltgen says no one should predicate their hurricane preparedness on NOAAÂs seasonal forecasts. ÂYou canÂt base your preparation on our seasonal forecasts,ÂŽ he says. ÂIf you use that point of view, it can come back to bite you. Our seasonal outlook is a forecast of how many hurricanes will occur over the entire Atlantic area. Florida was very fortunate this year.ÂŽ The publicÂs tendency to draw sweeping Â„ and often erroneous Â„ conclu-sions from hurricane forecasts and data troubles meteorologists and emergency management officials. ÂEverything came together to protect us this year,ÂŽ says Morgan Palmer, a meteo-rologist based on FloridaÂs Southwest coast. ÂBut that doesnÂt mean Florida will enjoy that protection indefinitely, and a catastrophic hurricane could devastate this area next season, even if that season proves to be relatively benign elsewhere. ÂPeople get so fixated on seasonal forecasts,ÂŽ he says. Often, a prediction of a less-active hurricane season leads some Floridians to conclude there is nothing to worry about. Mr. Palmer compares the hurricane situation in Florida to the earthquake scenario in California. Experts agree that parts of California are long over-due for a massive earthquake and that such an event is inevitable. But these same experts concede that they have no clue as to when or where the monster quake will strike. ÂIn Southern California, they are waiting for the Âbig one,ÂÂŽ he says. ÂThe experts say it could happen now or it could be a year from now. Or it could be longer. They donÂt know.ÂŽ Likewise, Floridians need to maintain vigilance, regardless of what the sea-sonal forecasts say. ÂA very active season without a land falling major storm can lead to apathy by some folks,ÂŽ says Mr. Lyons. ÂBut for the vast majority of our residents who went through Frances, Jeanne and Wilma, I believe they have learned their lesson and prepare properly for every hurricane season.ÂŽ NOAA acknowledges that its forecasting is influenced by a number of variables scattered across an enormous area. ÂOne cannot know with certainty whether a given climate signal will be associated with several short-lived storms or few longer-lived storms with greater intensity,ÂŽ the agency said in a statement that accompanied its 2010 forecast. NOAA could not have foreseen the circumstances that protected Florida like a guardian angel Â„ along with the rest of the United States Â„ during this season. High pressure dominated throughout the summer in the southeastern United States. This, in effect, provided a shield against storms that were generated in warm southerly waters. Conversely, a system of low pressure turned the path of storms forming in the Atlantic away from the United States. Those two phenomena are the basic reasons we remained hurricane-free. If anyone knows that it only takes one massive storm to make a hurricane sea-son an absolute catastrophe it is Wayne Sallade, Charlotte CountyÂs emergency management director. In 2004, Mr. Sal-lade was at the center of the storm, so to speak, when Hurricane Charley roared into Charlotte County, leaving massive devastation in its wake. For years prior to Charley, Mr. Sallade, who has nearly a quarter of a century of experience in emergency management, had been preaching this gospel: Keep your guard up at all times. DonÂt take anything for granted. Mr. Sallade, who earned high praise for his management during Charley, continues to counsel that long-range hurricane forecasts are interesting and instructive Â„ but only up to a point. ÂThere really is no rhyme or reason when it comes to hurricanes,ÂŽ he says. ÂWhat really matters is what conditions are present at the times these things form. It is by the grace of God that Earl and Igor missed the East Coast (this year). It was only by 100 miles or so that we missed significant issues on the Eastern Seaboard.ÂŽ While Mr. Sallade admits that some people have short memories when it comes to natural disasters, he says the devastation of Hurricane Charley remains fresh in the minds of those who lived through it, especially in his county. ÂWe had $2.3 billion in damages and 11,000 homes destroyed. ThatÂs hard to forget.ÂŽ Mr. Sallade believes that the transient nature of FloridaÂs population represents a greater challenge to emergency managers than short-term amnesia. Many people who come and go through the state means that there is always a large segment of the population that has had little or no experience with hurricanes. ÂThis area is not like Central Ohio, for example, where people have lived for generations and know everything about the area and its weather.ÂŽ Emergency planners are aware of these population swings and the need for constant education that results from it, Mr. Sallade says, but longtime residents also have a responsibility to instruct and inform newcomers. ÂWe seem to have a whole different mindset (in Charlotte County),ÂŽ Mr. Sallade says. ÂWeÂve got enough of the ÂWelcome WagonÂ types who tell (new-comers) about Hurricane Charley.ÂŽ Still, even this form of grassroots vigilance is diminishing. ÂEach year, there are fewer and fewer (people who have hurricane knowl-edge),ÂŽ he says. Because of this constant change, Mr. Sallade says hurricane education is an ongoing process and one that cannot be dismissed lightly. And part of this education is stressing that NOAAÂs sea-sonal forecasts bear little relation to whether you are personally at risk for being hit by a hurricane. This year marked the fifth consecutive year that the United States has been spared from a major hurricane. If we make it through next year unscathed, it will be the first time the U.S. has gone six years without being hit by a storm of at least Category 3 force. No one should assume that we will be hit by a major hurricane next year simply because we havenÂt been hit by one for a while. But meteorologists also stress that we shouldnÂt assume the opposite, either. We should enter every hurricane season hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. Regarding next year, Mr. Sallade says we must wait and see. ÂWe have no idea what the highs and lows will do or where the Bermuda High will sit,ÂŽ he says. Mr. Feltgen with the Hurricane Center in Miami concurs. ÂEvery year is different,ÂŽ he says, adding that the total number of hurri-canes is not always important. In 1992, it should be recalled, there was only one major hurricane during the entire season. But its name was Andrew. Q LUCKYFrom page 1PHOTO COURTESY OF NOAA.GOVHurricane Andrew was the only major hurricane the entire season of 1992. It was a fierce one, though.
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 NEWS A13 sweetgreensmarket.com 561-624-08574807 PGA Blvd. just west of I-95 & Military Trail Every Mon/Tues/Wed FREE Dozen Eggs with $25 or more purchase LOCATED IN MIDTOWNnext toIII Forks Steakhouse OPEN7 DAYS A WEEK SEE THE DIFFERENCE! 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE With this ad. Not to be combined with any other offers. Limit one per customer. A close-up of the foam crack that has delayed liftoff for more than a month.The space shuttle Discovery was powered down while analysis of the vessel continued at NASAÂs Kennedy Space Cen-ter. Discovery's launch, originally scheduled for Nov. 2, is currently targeted for no earlier than Dec. 17, after shuttle managers determined more tests and analysis are needed. The space agencyÂs Program Require-ments Control Board reviewed repairs and engineering evaluations associ-ated with cracks on two 21-foot-long, U-shaped aluminum brackets, called stringers, on the shuttle's external tank. Managers decided the analysis and tests required to launch Discovery safely are not complete. The work will continue through next week. The next status review by the PRCB will be Thursday, Dec. 2. If managers clear Discovery for launch on Dec. 17, the preferred time is about 8:51 p.m. As space shuttle Discovery heads to the International Space Station on its final mission, it will be taking with it two key components Â„ the Italian-built Permanent Multipurpose Module and Express Logistics Carrier 4 Â„ that will provide spare parts and storage capacity to the orbiting complex. Discovery also will deliver Robonaut 2, which will become the first humanoid robot in space. The 39th flight of NASAÂs most flown shuttle is scheduled to last 11 days. Discovery has flown to space more than any other craft, and it has car-ried more crewmembers to orbit. It was the first spacecraft to retrieve a satellite and bring it back to Earth. It has visited two space stations. It launched a telescope that has seen deeper in space and in time than ever before. And twice it has demonstrated the United States' will to persevere following devastating tragedy, return-ing America to orbit following the two worst accidents in space history. Although all five vehicles that have comprised NASA's space shuttle fleet are unmatched in achievements, space shuttle Discovery is unique among the extraordinary. In 38 trips to space, Discovery has spent 352 days in orbit, almost a full year. Discovery has circled Earth 5,628 times, all the while speeding along at 17,400 miles per hour. It has traveled almost 143 million miles. That equals 288 round trips to the moon or about one and a half trips to the sun. Discovery has carried more crewmembers Â„ 246 Â„ than any space vehicle. Those have included the first female to ever pilot a spacecraft, the oldest person to fly in space, the first African-American to perform a space-walk, the first cosmonaut to fly on an American spacecraft and the first sitting member of Congress to fly in space. Befitting the milestones that have punctuated Discovery's career, its final visit to the station will coincide with the 10-year anniversary of a per-manent human presence aboard the outpost. The Discovery mission is one of two final shuttle flights scheduled before the space shuttle program is retired. Following this flight, the Endeavor will perform the final shuttle mission. Nevertheless, there has been some talk of sending the shuttle Atlantis back into space one final time, notably by Florida Sen. Bill Nelson. Q Discovery on standby as it awaits final trip to spaceShuttle program nears its endSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYNASA / COURTESY PHOTO The space shuttle Discovery awaits liftoff in Cape Canaveral. A close-up of the foam crack that has delayed liftoff for more than a month.
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 has come to be a kind of typographical representation of deconstruction. Deconstruction is an approach of pursuing the meaning of text by indicating the internal contradictions in the text. With such analysis it becomes clear that text has myriad interpretation. All text is insurmountable puzzle. We think that we know what we do not know. Sous rature seduces us to know and not, to reveal and conceal, to play with the rela-tionship between ontology and truth. The shell game has been played in ancient Greece, Brooklyn and La Ramb-la. Wherever it is played, there is decep-tion by distraction. Hocus pocus is hoax. Is the seeming choice of legible erasure merely Zobmondo farce? Time is not of the essence. Unless, of course, it is specified in contract. ÂTime is of the essenceÂŽ as a contract phrase means that performance by one party at or within a time specified in the con-tract is necessary to enable that party to require performance by the other party. Failure to act within the specified required time is a breach of contract. Maybe we better go back to playing Zobmondo: ÂWould you rather kill Win-nie the Pooh, or Bambi?ÂŽ Play is for the feint of heart. This is of the essence. Essence is the whatness. Essence is the answer to the question ÂWhat is it?ÂŽ Please do not mistake the question of essentia, whatness, with the haecceitas, or thisness, question. Whatness is what makes a thing a thing. Thisness refers to what is unique, individu-al essence. In the magic of thisness, a dream dreamed. A Zobmondo guru appeared. ÂWould you rath-er be perfectly wise, powerful, fearless, beauti-ful Â„ your ulti-mately perfected self Â„ and explo-sively destroy this world; OR, would you rather permanently explode yourself and in so doing create a perfectly pure, heavenly world? Â I chose the latter and woke up anyway. Ochus Bochus claims magic is the ability to will change in reality. In making a will, time is of the essence. In making magic, absent meaning, under erasure, is essentially embraced in present meaning. Or some might say magic. I, too, prefer to be homeless. Essentially. ÂIÂve seen all good people turn their heads each day so satisfied IÂm on my way. Take a straight and stronger course to the corner of your life. Make the white queen run so fast she hasnÂt got time to ÂIt was a long time with you. It was a long time with me. ItÂd be a long time for anyone, but looks like itÂs meant to be.ÂŽ Â„ ÂThere was a Time,ÂŽ Guns Ân Roses, 2008 ÂTurn, turn, turn...ÂŽ Â„ Recorded 1962, Pete Seeger; 1965, Byrds ÂFor everything there is a season and a time to every purpose.ÂŽ Â„ Ecclesiastes 3:1In 1956, German philosopher Martin Heidegger wrote a letter to Ernst Junger, a German writer who supported Blood and Soil politics while dabbling with hallucinogens. In his letter Heidegger attempted to define nihilism. In so doing, he began to speculate about the difficulty of defining anything. In wondering about the meaning of the word ÂBeing,ÂŽ Heide-gger created sous rature. This typographical form shows a word in text crossed out. In this way, Heidegger allows a word to be both rejected and legible. In the words of Jacques Derrida, the word is shown to be Âinadequate but necessary,ÂŽ under erasure. Sous rature MUSINGS Time is of the essencemake you a wife. ÂCause itÂs time, itÂs time in time with your time and its news is captured for the queen to use. Move me onto any black square. Use me any time you want. ÂCause itÂs time, itÂs time in time with your time and its news is captured for the queen to use. (ÂYour Move,ÂŽ Yes.)ÂŽ Q Â„ 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. h r t W t Rx email@example.com Virtual worlds, real cashThe collapse of the economy in 2008 might have reached the far corners of Earth, but evidently not to Plan-et Calypso, the make-believe asteroid containing make-believe real estate in the multiplayer online game Entropia Universe, where resort entrepreneur Jon Jacobs recently cashed out his properties for $635,000 Â„ in real (not make-believe) U.S. dollars. Since Mr. JacobsÂ original 2005 investment was $100,000 (a record at that time), he thus has earned an average 35 percent annual return. As players landed on Mr. JacobsÂ properties, to hunt or to mine precious substances, they paid fees, and Mr. JacobsÂ buyers are obviously opti-mistic they can maintain that income stream. A recent study by the market-ing firm In-Stat estimated that online players will spend $7 billion in 2010 on make-believe property and goods. Q Government in action In September, the U.K.Âs coalition government announced the imminent consolidation of anti-discrimination laws known as the Equality Act Â„ despite criticsÂ warnings that it could stunt economic growth by tying up the workplace in a morass of lawsuits in which workers could sue for almost any perceived offense. Under the new concept of Âthird-party harassment,ÂŽ for example, an employee who merely overhears another person Â„ even a customer of his employer Â„ say some-thing he finds offensive could sue the employer. Critics also complained that the law adds to the traditional group of specially protected, oppressed people the minorities vegans, teetotalers and ÂtravelersÂŽ (grifters). In October, Freddie Mac (the government-sponsored but privately-owned home mortgage financier whose massive debts have been assumed in a federal ÂbailoutÂŽ administered by the Treasury Department) filed a claim in Tax Court against the Internal Revenue Service, denying the IRSÂs claim that it owes $3 billion in back taxes from 1998-2005. Should taxpayers care? If Fred-die Mac wins, the IRS (which is also housed in the Treasury Department) loses out on the $3 billion in alleged back taxes. If the IRS wins, it gets its $3 billion, which will undoubtedly be paid with taxpayer bailout money. Lawyers for both sides seem to think that pursuing the lawsuit is important. In November, patrons using restrooms at City Hall in Chandler, Ariz., were stunned to see wall signs warn-ing users not to drink out of the uri-nals and toilets. (Actually, as officials explained, the environmentally friend-ly facilities flush with ÂreusedÂŽ water Â„ from the buildingÂs cooling system Â„ which must normally be colorized to discourage inadvertent drinking, and if it is not so harshly colored, must, by regulation, be accompanied by warning signs.) After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005, Congress underwrote $7.9 billion in tax-free bonds that Louisiana could sell in order to rehabilitate the area. According to an August status report in Newsweek, $5.9 billion in bonds have been sold by the state, but only $55 million of that (1 percent) is for projects inside New Orleans (and none in the devastated Lower Ninth Ward). By contrast, $1.7 billion (about 29 per-cent) is going to projects that benefit the stateÂs oil industry. Q Guilty consciencesIn October, firefighters were once again called to a claw-toy vending machine to extract a boy who had crawled up the toy-release chute Â„ this time at a Walmart in Sun Prairie, Wis. As is often the case, the boy appeared to be joyously in his element among the toys and not immediately receptive to coaxing from firefighters or his parents. Q NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEGreat art One of New York CityÂs (midtown ManhattanÂs) favorite meet-up spots, according to an October report in The New York Times, is Colombian artist Fernando BoteroÂs 12-foot-tall ÂAdamÂŽ statue at Time Warner Center. However, since Adam is nude and the statue is so pedestrian-friend-ly, maintaining it has become a problem, according to the centerÂs general manager. As the Times described it, ÂMost of Adam is deep dark brown,ÂŽ but the easily-acces-sible penis Âis worn golden from extensive handling.ÂŽ (The Times also noted that Â(a)t the BoteroÂŽ is a less-popular meet-up suggestion than Â(u)nderneath the penis.ÂŽ) Artist Noam BraslavskyÂs life-size sculpture honoring the great Israeli army general and prime minister Ariel Sharon went on display in Tel Aviv in October. However, Mr. Braslavsky chose to depict Sharon (who he said is Âkind of an open nerve in Israeli societyÂŽ) not in battle nor as an international statesman Â„ but in his hospital bed, where he has been confined, in a medically induced coma, since suffer-ing a massive stroke in January 2006. Q In through the out doorWhen law enforcement officials staged a ÂSafe SurrenderÂŽ program in Franklin, N.J., in November (inviting fugitives to give up in exchange for lighter punishment), 3,900 came in over four days, but it turned out that 550 of them were not wanted on any warrant. Said a parole officer, ÂFor some people, this seemed to be a way to check.ÂŽ A few days later, in Wayne, N.J., hospital pharmacy manager Leonardo Zoppa, 34, was summoned to a meeting with the hos-pitalÂs security director but arrived notice-ably nervous, inquired about the agenda, and eventually volunteered that it was he who had set up that secret surveillance camera in a menÂs rest room Â„ and that he has Âa problem.ÂŽ The security director said he was taken aback because the only pur-pose of the meeting was to advise Zoppa of routine security code changes. Q
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 NEWS A15 When we hear the term Black Friday, most of us conjure up images of frenetic malls and shoppers dashing to secure hol-iday purchases. ItÂs the day after Thanks-giving and most of us are still detoxing from excesses of food and drink. However, as one who often listens to people at their lowest times, I sometimes think of Black Friday as a day when troubled people regress to a dark place, feeling overwhelmed, hurt and regretful. For these people, the holidays can be a cruel reminder of their loneliness and personal failures. They keep hearing that they should be grateful for what they have, but have trouble feeling apprecia-tive. Their family and social relationships may be strained and disappointing. They might be missing a loved one who has passed away. There can be tremendous pressure to act cheerful when in the midst of others who are in a celebratory mood. This is the time of year when all of us are barraged by media blitzes of inspira-tion. Our first reaction might be to groan and say enough. However, I urge you to reconsider your stance just this once. Consider the remarkable story of a woman who is 107 years old. Former concert pianist Alice Herz-Sommer survived World War II because of her ability to play the piano. She endured the deprivations of the Prague ghetto, was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp and endured the brutal murders of her husband, mother and countless family members and friends. And despite this she describes herself as optimistic and looks at life as a world of beauty. How was she able to do this and what can we all learn from her? While her tale of survival is astonishing, whatÂs perhaps more remarkable is that despite seeing humanity at its worst, Herz-Sommer states that she is a fierce optimist and a believer in the fundamen-tal goodness of mankind.Many therapists today are promoting the tenets of positive psychology. This has been a powerful movement. It states that when a person anticipates happiness, joy and good things to happen, they can set in motion positive mood changes and success. Martin Seligman, director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, and his associates have compelling findings that demonstrate that pessimists can learn to be optimists by thinking about their reaction to adversity in a new way. According to Seligman, optimistic people believe that bad events are more temporary than permanent and are more likely to bounce back quickly from failure. They also believe good things happen for reasons that are permanent, rather than seeing the transient nature of positive events. His work concludes that optimistic people look at negative situations as only a small part of their experience, while pessimistic people assume that failure in one area of life means failure in life as a whole. Optimistic people also allow good events to brighten every area of their lives rather than just the particular area in which the event occurred. Optimists point to specific temporary causes for negative events; pessimists tend to think of negative events as being permanent. Optimists blame bad events on causes outside of themselves, while pessimists blame themselves for events that occur. Optimists are therefore gener-ally more confident. The optimistÂs outlook on failure can thus be summarized as: ÂWhat happened was an unlucky situation (not personal), and really just a set back (not permanent.)Please be aware that sometimes, despite your best efforts to lift your spirits, you might find yourself unable to bring yourself out of your negative spi-ral. It would then be advisable to consult medical personnel for assessment and support. I donÂt know if Alice HerzSommer has ever heard of Mar-tin Seligman and I highly doubt that she is familiar with the work of positive psychology. However, she has clearly embraced the principles in every aspect of how she lives. She was recent-ly quoted in the U.K.Âs Sunday Express: ÂThis is the reason I am so old, even now, I am sure. I know about the bad things, but I look only for the good things. The world is wonderful, itÂs full of beauty and miracles, art and music.ÂŽ ÂIn a word: optimism. I look at the good. When you are relaxed, your body is always relaxed. When you are pessi-mistic, your body behaves in an unnatural way. It is up to us whether we look at the good or the bad. When you are nice to others, they are nice to you. When you give, you receive.ÂŽ Q (You can learn more about Ms. HerzSommer at www.aolnews.com/world/ aarticle/life-is-beautiful-for-holocaustsurvivor-lice-herz-sommer-who-turns107/19732458?ncid=webmail.) Â„ 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. palmbeachfamily therapy. com. HEALTHY LIVING linda LIPSHUTZ O firstname.lastname@example.orgIf you expect joy and good things, youÂ’ll set them in motionIn philanthropy, trust is the currency that fuels our own business model. There are more than 700 community founda-tions nationwide and although they each typically serve communities of a spe-cific geographic place, each of them is its own version of a single concept broadly applied to a public charity under whose umbrella, individual donors establish many different charitable funds. The last few years a trend has been firmly established among charitable organizations to improve the profession-alism with which their enterprises are managed. Charities today more closely mirror the management practices of a well-run private business. This has been a good thing. Improved performance, greater transparency and stronger accountability for results are measured in kind by the publicÂs trust. Lose that trust and a death spiral for the organiza-tion is almost certain to follow. The drive to achieve consistent quality control generated momentum within the field to establish a national standard of best policies and practices. It requires a vigor-ous peer review if the institution is to pass muster for certification as having met these high standards. The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has achieved this Âgood house-keepingÂŽ seal. We thought it extremely impor-tant to meet the charitable standard for our business. Effective stewardship requires leader-ship and a substantial investment in the skills and competencies that are the hallmark of a well-run charity. Think of the MasterCard ad that could say: ÂOne gift to the community: $1,000. Integrity and ethical standards that guide its charitable use: Priceless.ÂŽ So the public is justified in having high expectations that charitable foundations be ethical, honest, prudent stewards. The tax year is coming to a close. Individuals receive a tax benefit for a charitable contribution in the current calendar year but at the Community Foundation and other charities that offer them, a donor establishing and making a contribution to a Donor Advised Fund can now obtain the tax deduction for this calendar year Â„ but make donations to a favorite charities in the future year, with plenty of time to choose the chari-ties to ultimately receive donations. If you Â„ or perhaps a client Â„ have your own private foundation and are challenged to meet the 5 percent year-end charitable distribution required by federal law, a donor advised fund is also a perfect solution. Donors can meet the legal requirements for the current year while charitable grant making from the donor advised fund can occur next year, as time and priorities dictate. Establishing a donor advised fund is as simple as picking up the telephone. Give us a call or visit our website to learn how. Or, as an alternative, go online to make your donation or write a check to the nonprofit charity that has, over the years, earned your trust and commitment of support. In this season of giving, such acts of compassion lift all boats; and, in stormy times, even a small measure of difference can save a life and set oneÂs compass for safe harbor. Q Â„ 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 www. yourcommunityfoundation.org.GIVING A forceful finale for year-end giving: Donor advised funds leslie LILLY President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties O COURTESY PHOTO The Treasure Coast Food BankÂ’s Â“Food for Kids Backpack ProgramÂ” provides a weekend backpack of food to children and their families. The food bank is a grant recipient of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. t o lif t your sp i r i ts, you e lf unable to bring o ur ne g ative spin b e a d visa bl e to p ersonnel f or s upport. if Alice Herz r heard of Mar d I h i ghl y d ou b t t t t t t mi li ar w it h th e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e psychology. h e h as c l ear l y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y p rinci pl es in f how she ce nt h e y s chotherapist 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 r ea ch ed a t he r Ga rd en s of fi ce a t 630-2827, or www. palmbeachfamily thera py com.
FOR WOMEN ONLY Seated on an inviting clar-et-red loveseat, beneath a handsomely framed painting of three green apples, and just across from the highboy that holds a Mr. Coffee carafe, the doctor is in. With its matching pair of upholstered chairs and its Ital-ian posters and its CD player with basket of ÂBest of Smooth JazzÂŽ and ÂPiano WhispersÂŽ and ÂDinner with FriendsÂŽ selections, this room might be her parlor, but it isnÂt. ItÂs her waiting room. The doctor, Holly W. Hadley, is between patients just now. She has a few minutes, only a few, to chat. So, yes, she chose all the furnishings herself and collected the posters on her annual trip to her favorite vacation spot. This is no parade-of-molded-plastic-chairs-lining-the-walls-and-occupied-by-sneezing-snif-fling-coughing-patients-who-anticipate-their-visit-will-come-long-after-its-scheduled-appointment-time office. Dr. Hadley will have none of that. She wants her patients to feel at home, and comfortable. She likes them to feel cared about and unhurried. Women appreciate that. And women are Dr. HadleyÂs only patients. She opened her Women First practice in Juno Beach four years ago, a half-dozen years after abandoning her family practice to specialize exclu-sively in womenÂs health care. The green-apple logo on the front door is symbolic. It stands for the apple-a-day that keeps doctors away Â„ for good health, in other words. She opted for green, not red, because, as she says, ÂItÂs different.ÂŽ A women-only practice is different, too, although the focus on womenÂs health is far less so these days. Women demanded it, finally. ÂIt took until 1988 for women to make a loud and effective enough din,ÂŽ wrote the inter-nationally known specialist in womenÂs health Dr. Marianne J. Legato, a decade ago, Âto con-vince the United States govern-ment Â„ through what was then known as the Public Health Ser-vice Â„ to write its first report on womenÂs health. This report looked around the academic medical landscape and admitted that we know very little about women firsthand. Essentially, we had assumed that women are in fact small men. Whatever we had learned about medicine, physiology and disease had been gar-nered from studies on males.ÂŽ Prompt action followed that report.In 1990, the National Institutes on Health initiated its Office of Research on WomenÂs Health. A year later, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services established the Office on WomenÂs Health. The National WomenÂs Law Center publishes a National Report Card on WomenÂs Health. Closer to home, legislation passed in 2004 created FloridaÂs first Officer of WomenÂs Health Strategy, and Statute 381.04015 explains why: ÂThe Legislature recognizes that the health care needs of women are gender-specific and that public policy must take into account the distinct charac-teristics of womenÂs health issues. Priority shall be given to improve the overall health status of women through research and education on wom-enÂs health issues.ÂŽ Dr. Hadley had a priority of her own. ÂI wanted to treat patients the way I imagined I would be able to in medical school,ÂŽ she says, recalling her idealistic student days at the Univer-sity of Florida and, later, at the Medical College of Virginia. The family practice that followed in West Palm Beach was both satisfying and frustrat-ing. She diagnosed and treated shingles and basal cell carci-nomas, pneumonia and high blood pressure, measles and mumps and chicken pox and coronary heart disease and more cases of the flu than she could keep count of. But over time she grew more and more aware of the tick-tock of her work, the foreshortened exam time that began to squeeze uncomfortably. Time, after all, is money. And money dictated time. Most patientsÂ insurance covered the cost of their office visits, but those insurance companies paid her a fraction of that cost. So she carved her day into small slices, seeing one patient every quarter hour. Only then did the reimbursements, less than $50 a visit, cover the cost of her overhead: rent and utilities, medical malpractice insur-ance and a satisfactory paycheck for herself. But she felt rushed. The process felt wrong. It felt as though she were shortchanging her patients, fitting them into little boxes that left no room for discussion or real understanding or comfort. No single ah-hah! moment led her to change the way she worked. But moment-after-moment-after moment collected until there were too many to ignore. ÂI was not giving total care,ÂŽ she says. ÂIt wasnÂt bad care. It just wasnÂt comprehensive.ÂŽ Still, time alone doesnÂt explain the reason for a women-only practice. ÂWhy?ÂŽ she asks herself, pausing just a second before answering. ÂBecause when I saw women in a general practice, they were so grateful for the littlest kindness. Being addressed by their proper name, not just Âhello.Â Having someone listen to their concerns. And it made me sad.ÂŽ And angry. Too often womenÂs concerns were waved away like so many ghost symptoms. She remembers the woman, mid-40s, who had been having night sweats and shortness of breath and felt tired all the time. The woman had seen another doctor, a man, who assured her oh-itÂs-nothing. And maybe he was right. The symptoms were vague, perhaps the onset of menopause. Or maybe not. Dr. Hadley sent her down the hall for a chest X-ray. The results came back Â„ lymphoma. ÂIÂm not diagnostically gifted,ÂŽ Dr. Hadley says. ÂYou just have to lay a few hands on. We should start with, OK, what are the possibilities here? LetÂs do some simple tests. If itÂs a nervous con-dition, thatÂll still be there. You just have to take people seriously. Listen to them. Get their history, their story. Do a good exam. People have to have a forum where they can be taken seriously.ÂŽBUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESS INDUSTRY A16 WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010MAUREEN DZIKOWSKI / FLORIDA WEEKLY Dr. Holly W. HadleyConcierge practicegives round-the-clockpersonal care BY MARY JANE FINEmjfine@floridaweekly.com The apple means an apple-a-day keeps doctors away.SEE WOMEN, A17 X
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 BUSINESS A17 MONEY & INVESTINGWall StreetÂ’s new debt productThere is a new debt product being offered by Wall Street firms. It is called ÂYield Optimization Notes With Contin-gent Protection.ÂŽ Beware. Read the fine print. And, instead of measuring twice before cutting once, you might want to measure a bunch of times, sit on it, talk to your adviser at lengthÂƒ all before you pull the trigger to buy these notes. At best, they are complex. If any and all were wondering what ever happened to all Wall StreetÂs finan-cial engineers, well, worry no moreÂƒ as they are back in full employment with these Optimization Notes, a form of a structured credit product. There have been many structured credit products issued to the market-place. The products generally have a fixed maturity, are in the form of a note and have a derivative behind the note. Investment bankers are well aware that buyers of notes and bonds want higher yield. To get higher yield, the note hold-ers would have to take extra risk. Usually greater risk is due to credit risk. But not so with these notes: the risk is that, at maturity, you do not get your principal back in cashÂƒ the normal expectation of those lending money. This debt product is seemingly successful, as it has now been offered mul-tiple times, in the many millions. The product has been underwritten (and is partially insured) by multiple top-tier investment banking firms, including UBS and JP Morgan. Retail and institutions are buying it, wanting more and so far, everyone is happy. The notes are generally short term of six months to one year. The rate of inter-est is a fixed coupon rate and it is gener-ally around 10 percent per annum. The notes are generally unsecured senior debt of the investment bank issuer but the notes are not principal protected. The twist with these notes is their link-age to a specific publicly traded stock and their unique conversion feature. The conversion is not into the issuerÂs common stock such as UBS or JP Mor-gan stock; rather, conversion is tied to other publicly traded companies such as: Nabors, Verizon, Intel, Schlumberger, Cigna, Goldcorp, Broadcom, Wells Fargo, etc. Individual notes are convertible into the stock of a single company. For example, one issue was named ÂYield Optimization Notes with Contingent Protection linked to the common stock of Intel CorporationÂŽ and its conversion was tied to Intel. Unlike convertible debt, where the conversion is at the debt-holderÂs option and where the debt holder gets the ben-efit of all the upside in the stock (i.e. not capped), these issues are the very oppo-site. The note-holder is capped; the maxi-mum to which the note holder is entitled jeannette SHOWALTER CFA email@example.com O is the fixed coupon and repayment of the note. But if the stock to which the note is ÂlinkedÂŽ drops greatly by maturity, the note-holder is not entitled to cash repay-ment. Instead the conversion feature is forced upon the note-holder by the issu-ers. The issuer gets to avoid principal repayment in cash and instead pays off the note with the currency being stock of the ÂlinkedÂŽ company. Instead of a note being issued in a $1,000 denomination, these high-yield notes are sized to the closing price of the corporate stock on the date of the debt issue. For instance, if the ÂlinkedÂŽ stock closed at $35, then the notes are issued in $35 denominations. Here is how it works: As long as the ÂlinkedÂŽ stock is doing well or stable or has mild loss in value, the note (the six month to 12 month debt) is fully repaid at maturity in cash. But, if the ÂlinkedÂŽ stock has tanked, either due to general market forces or factors and reasons unique to that company, then pay-off by the issuer is in shares of the ÂlinkedÂŽ stock. What does ÂtankedÂŽ mean? For most of these debt issues, tanked means a fall in value of 20 to 30 percent Â„ the trigger price is different for each noteÂs ÂlinkedÂŽ stock. For example, a note holder buys $50,000 in notes linked to XYZ, whose stock is trading at $25 at the time of issue. Each note is $25 face amount. In this example, the $50,000 would be convert-ible into 2,000 shares. And, for purposes of this example, the trigger price to not receive cash upon maturity is set at 20 percent below the ÂlinkedÂŽ stock price of $25. If, at time of the noteÂs maturity, the stock has risen to $50 a share, the note holder gets interest and gets repaid in full in cash; the note holder gets none of the stockÂs upside. If, at time of maturity, the stock is trading ÂflatÂŽ or unchanged at $25, the note holder gets interest and is paid in full in cash. If, at time of matu-rity, the linked stock is trading 10 percent below $25, or $22.50, the note holder still gets interest and is repaid in full in cash. But, if at time of maturity, the stock is trading at $17 a share (or any price 80 percent or less than the price at time of issue), the note holder gets 2,000 shares of XYZ stock as the forced conversion feature has kicked in. At $17 a share for 2,000 shares, the value of the non-cash stock payment at maturity is $34,000, some $16,000 less than the $50,000 face amount of the note. This productÂs risk/reward ratio is not to my liking, but it still may suit you well. To be sure, the product is not ÂvanillaÂŽ and both you and your adviser should read the fine print and really understand what you get in different scenarios and if it is suitable for you. Q Â„ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Neither the Office on WomenÂs Health nor FloridaÂs Officer of WomenÂs Health Strategy keeps statistics on the number of women-only practices. ÂOur value is in our relationship with the statesÂ womenÂs organizations,ÂŽ says Valerie Scardino, who directs the OWH Office of Outreach and Collaboration. ÂThey can get information from us on what federal resources are out there, whoÂs eligible to apply, how to apply. We can suggest speakers for workshops.ÂŽ The hands-on, nurturing approach to those issues happens in a doctorÂs office. At Women First, it comes with annual membership price of $1,500. For Dr. Hadley, the fee means she can limit the number of patients she sees, and spend between 30 and 60 minutes with each one. For patients, it means not having to wait for an appointment and having after-hours access to the doctor. Mallory Cheatham learned that firsthand, about a year ago. She had begun vomiting in the late afternoon but shrugged it off, telling herself the nau-sea would pass. It didnÂt. She dialed Dr. HadleyÂs office at 10 oÂclock that night. The office was closed, but a taped mes-sage gave her another number. It would be a stranger, she figured, an answering service, maybe a nurseÂs assistant, cer-tainly not the familiar voice she recog-nized: ÂOh, Dr. Hadley, itÂs you!ÂŽ Not long after that, Ms. Cheatham became Mrs. Doremus and moved to Bonita Springs, a move that does not deter her from making the 2-hour, drive for her annual physical. ÂPatients are satisfied, and I am satisfied,ÂŽ Dr. Hadley says. ÂItÂs a win-win situation.ÂŽ She offers her favorite analogy about the benefits of membership medical practices, often called concierge prac-tices: If she wants to go to the mall, she can opt to take a bus. If she takes a bus, she needs to get a schedule. Then, she needs to wait at a bus stop. The bus will make numerous stops enroute. Eventu-ally, the bus will arrive at the mall, but itÂll take a while. Alternatively, she says, she can call a cab. The cab will come immediately, and it wonÂt make extra stops. But it will cost more. Her patients are happy to pay the price. Mallory Cheatham DoremusÂ mother, Enid Cheatham, is one of them. Shortly before noon on a Tuesday, she arrives for her appointment, and she is happy to share her reason for choosing a women-only practice. ÂI think women make better listeners,ÂŽ she says, Âand I think to help people with health issues, you have to be a good listener.ÂŽ Other doctors, she goes on, tend to put Âthat formalityÂŽ Â„ she thrusts her arms out, a pushing-away gesture Â„ Âbetween themselves and patients.ÂŽ No other patients are waiting, so Ms. Cheatham is called almost at once. The wait for attention to be paid to womenÂs health issues took far longer, but, at last, it was no longer acceptable to see only the Âbikini viewÂŽ of womenÂs health: breast cancer and reproduc-tive problems. When the government finally did ask what do women want, the answer came back: Stop assuming that research on men determines how women are affected by heart disease and strokes and cancers and diabetes and arthritis and HIV/AIDS and obe-sity and autoimmune diseases. With its FY2010 budget request of $34 million, the Office on WomenÂs Health hopes to advance womenÂs health programs via the promotion and coordination of research, education and service delivery through Health and Human Services and other government and community agencies. FloridaÂs more than 9 million women Â„ 20 percent of them Hispanic, more than 15 percent non-Hispanic black Â„ rank high on the health scale, according to the agencyÂs 2008 Florida Profile, the most recent available. The state gets high marks for its low rates of death for stroke, colorectal cancer, diabetes, flu and pneumonia. But it ranks 45th for health insurance coverage. Most women 65 and older have Medicare, but nearly one-in-five younger women go without health insurance and have less access to preventive care and to treatment. A 2009 Fact Sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation reports that, ÂAmong workers, women are less likely than men to be eligible for and to participate in their employ-erÂs health plan. The overall take-up rate for employer-sponsored coverage is 80 percent for women workers compared to 89 percent for men. This is in part because women are more likely to work part-time, have lower incomes, and rely more on spousal coverage. ÂWomen are more vulnerable to losing their insurance, should they become divorced or widowed, because they are more likely than men to be covered as dependents. Women are also at greater risk of losing coverage if their spouse loses his job or his employer drops family coverage or increases premium and out-of-pocket costs to unaffordable levels.ÂŽ There are some avenues for help. The Health Resources and Services Admin-istration, a branch of the U.S. Depart-ment of Health and Human Services, makes grants to community health cen-ters nationwide, including two in Palm Beach County. The agencyÂs goal is to improve access to care for low-income patients, the uninsured, migrant work-ers, the homeless and others in need. Women who canÂt afford health insurance are not likely to be on Holly HadleyÂs patient list. The majority of her patients are between 40 and 60, a number of them battling weight and the conditions related to it Â„ diabetes, for example, and high blood pressure. Joan Neumann schedules her yearly check-up, part of the membership, during the fall-to-spring months she spends in Florida. On this Tuesday, she also is getting a flu shot. Mrs. Neumann was among the first women to join First Women. ÂThe personal touch,ÂŽ she says. ÂIt was just appealing to me.ÂŽ Dr. Hadley wonders whether her style is a poor fit for men anyway. One exam-ple: the patient who interrupted her thorough Â„ he might have said Âover-longÂŽ Â„ post-exam explanation. ÂHe cut me off,ÂŽ she says. ÂI was giving him too much information. He just wanted to know what was wrong. Women want more information. They want to give it; they want to receive it.ÂŽ Q WOMENFrom page A16 For information on womenÂ’s health issues:>> Womenshealth.gov : The of cial site of the Of ce on WomenÂ’s Health, it offers information on pregnancy, menopause, aging, mental health, illnesses and disabilities, in addition to fact sheets on womenÂ’s health topics, womenÂ’s health news, and information on government programs that focus on womenÂ’s health. 800-994-9662>> Floridashealth.com : The stateÂ’s Health Department>> nwlc.org : The National WomenÂ’s Law Center publishes an annual report card on womenÂ’s health. The Web site also carries news about womenÂ’s health issues. 202-588-5180>> nih.gov : The National Institutes of Health Web site (click on the Health section) offers a wide range of links and information about all aspects of womenÂ’s health. 301-496-4000>> cdc.gov : The Centers for Disease Control site carries an array of resources, news and informa-tion. Type Â“womenÂ’s healthÂ” into the Search eld. 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) in the know
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It can be made of pottery, porcelain, bronze, iron or another material that will not burn. Some censers were used at home. A home censer was heated with glowing charcoal that ignited the incense. The aromatic smoke fumigated clothes and other fabrics and killed insects. But a censer is most often used in a church or temple for religious ceremonies. The earliest censers date back to the second century B.C. Collectors can find censers in several traditional shapes Â„ a mountain, a perfo-rated box or cylinder or a bulbous vase. Many are suspended on chains. A Japanese censer with a mark used from 1868 to 1912 was offered for sale at a Leland Little auction this year. The decorations and pale yellow crackled glaze are typical of what collectors call ÂSatsuma ware.ÂŽ The decorative 12-inch-high censer with a pierced lid, handles and feet was valued at $3,000 to $5,000. Q: I bought an album of Victorian calling cards at a flea market. I would like to know more about the history and tradition of calling cards.A: Long before people sent Âfriend requestsÂŽ on Facebook, social contacts were made by leaving a calling card or visiting card at the home of the person you wanted to visit. Visiting cards were first used in China in the 15th century. They were used by French royalty in the 17th century and by the well-to-do in Europe in the early 19th century. Early cards were hand-lettered with just the name and title of the owner, and possibly the days or hours they were Âat home.ÂŽ WomenÂs cards were slightly larger than menÂs cards. Special messages could be conveyed by folding down a corner of the card. Folding the top left meant the card was delivered by the person want-ing to visit, not by a servant. A top-right fold meant Âcongratulations,ÂŽ a bottom-right sent condolences and bottom-left signaled Âfarewell.ÂŽ Calling cards were popular in the United States during Victorian times and often were collected and pasted into scrapbooks. They were larger than earlier cards and often featured colorful flowers, fancy borders, attached scraps and fringes. If the person who received a card wanted to receive the visitor, he sent his own card back. If the person leaving the card didnÂt get a card back, it meant the person called on didnÂt want to see her. (Something like having your Âfriend requestÂŽ ignored on Facebook.) Q: Can you give us some information on an old horse-drawn ice saw we acquired a few years back? We donÂt know anything about it, how old it is or what it is worth. It has no markings on it that we can see. It has a wood-en case that you can put the saw in when itÂs not in use. The saw is about 65 inches long and 43 inches tall from the floor to the top of the handle. The blades are 11 inches long.A: Ice harvesting was a big industry in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Blocks of ice were usually cut from local rivers and lakes in January and February when the ice was 10 to 12 inches thick. First the ice was scored with a horse-drawn marking plow, and then it was cut with a horse-drawn ice saw or ice plow like yours. The ice saw has larger teeth than the marking saw. After harvesting, blocks of ice were stored at an ice house and covered with sawdust to keep them cool throughout the rest of the year. Ice harvesting declined with the development of refrigeration and ice-mak-ing in the 1920s. You might find a similar ice saw at a tool show or farm auction. Q Â„ 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.Incense holders hot commodities for collectors n t i f s Â t terry KOVEL email@example.com O COURTESY PHOTO This 12-inch-high Satsuma censer is decorated with flowers. The pierced lid that allows smoke from burning incense to escape is the clue to identifying its use. t h e wor d can i n g to do o n who e to b e w n on s er f or b e n r th t scrap b oo k s. T h c ards an d f lowers, s craps wh o r e r e c ow l e a c a r c h i COURTESYPHO TO KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING
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hate mail FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE B SECTION WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010WEEK at-a-glanceOld FloridaBook tells story of Cypress Gardens. B3 XHoliday favoritesLocal groups offer seasonal performances. B4 X Cuisine Talay Thai fare is traditional but eclectic.B15 X Â‘127 HoursÂ’Movie is brutal but exhilarating. B11 XESPITE THESE PRECARIOUS ECONOMIC times, there is a new profes-sional theater company in our midst. New, but with a 20-year track record. The Boca Raton Theatre Guild, a community theater established in 1990, is becoming a profes-sional troupe this season, increasing the quality of its actors as well as its production values. It is a gamble that could pay big divi-dends for the south county group that works out of the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park. ÂWe thought, ÂThe audience is ready. They want more.Â ItÂs about rewarding their loyalty,ÂŽ says Keith Garsson, the GuildÂs artistic director. ÂBy stepping it up every year, pushing the limits a little more, spend-ing a bit more and putting the money where it counts, we want to be thought of in a whole new way.ÂŽ While Garsson will readily concede that unknown play titles do not attract much of an audience for the Guild, it is launching its professional status with a play the audi-ence is unlikely to be familiar with, written by a pair of playwrights who are also little known. The play is ÂHate Mail,ÂŽ and the coauthors are Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky, COURTESY PHOTOCarrie Santanna and Adam Simpson play the lead roles in the play; in real life they have been married seven years. If sand and surf is your thing, head to Jupiter Beach for castle building. If youÂre looking for snow, youÂll find it at MacArthur Beach State Park. Do one-stop crafts shopping, gingerbread-house baking and the lighting of a huge Christmas tree Â„ complete with Santa and carolers Â„ sound interest-ing? Burns Road Recreation Center is the place. Does the notion of dazzling, festive yachts float your boat? The 2010 Holiday Boat Parade will take place along 15 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway, from Pea-nut Island to Jupiter Lighthouse. The first weekend in December is packed with a dizzying array of festive events. The Jupiter Beach festival and sand sculpting contest begins at 9 a.m. on Dec. 4 next to Juno Beach Park Pier. Live music, food, storytelling and yoga classes are included in the charity event to raise funds for Karma Krew, which provides arts programs for needy chil-dren. See karmakrew.org. A Blizzard at the Beach is Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MacArthur Beach State Park. Twenty tons of snow will fall, Santa will arrive and there will be other activi-ties. Fee is $5; parking is at the FPL lot in Juno Beach. Shuttles provided. The Palm Beach Gardens recreation folks are hosting a crafts fair and chil-drenÂs events Â„ including breakfast or lunch with Santa Â„ Dec. 3 and 4. The lighting of a huge tree is Dec. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. See our events listings on pages B6 and B7 or pbgfl.com for more information. About 100,000 spectators are expected to watch the boat parade; it begins at 6 p.m. and ends at the lighthouse about 9 p.m. Last year more than 50 boats par-ticipated. The parade is also a toy drive for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots. Toy donations can be dropped off at local collection points or will be picked up from spectators along the parade. Any-one wishing to donate is asked to wave a flashlight at the passing red or yellow towboats, or the volunteer vessels that will have flashing amber beacons. At Riverwalk in Jupiter, Santa will make an appearance from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. See http://palmbeachboatparade.com or call the hotline at 848-7883 for more information. For many more events to choose from, see our listings on Pages B6 and B7. Q What, no sugar plums? Weekend packed with holiday events Boca theater pushes limitsBY HAP ERSTEINherstein@Â” oridaweekly.com DSEE HATE, B4 X SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 SOUTH F LORIDA Â’ 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) 575-4700www.anniesvintagegourmet.com Â“A Taste of Home in Every BiteÂ” ItÂs a sad dating reality that many relationships end in heartache. If youÂre not getting married, then youÂre prob-ably splitting up. Sometimes youÂre the one doing the breaking, and sometimes youÂre on the receiving end. It evens out over the long haul, which means thereÂs no reason to drag your mother into it. Amit and I dated for almost a year. He was smart and handsome, had a thing for hip-hop and a way with a spreadsheet. His mother was meddlesome, displeased with her youngest sonÂs dating choice (AmitÂs older brother had just wedded an Indian girl from a good family in an arranged marriage). Despite his mother, Amit and I slogged through our relationship. He was funny Â„ funnier than me, he said Â„ and could talk sports scores and current events. That we didnÂt share the same back-ground, that my Florida crackerness did not match up with his Indian Diaspo-ra, never seemed to matter. We ate in Haitian restaurants and visited Little Havana, and when a man selling Barack Obama condoms on the street in Vegas pitched us with, ÂInterracial couples love these,ÂŽ I glowed to think what a modern pair we were. But even modern couples donÂt always Letters from an angry mother Artis HENDERSON firstname.lastname@example.org make it. Amit and I had limited chemistry, not enough of the magic it takes for romance to work. He must have known this on some level, but it was me who did the breaking. The split was messy, and it was sad and difficult to put things right afterward. So we parted ways, destined to be one of those couples that do not remain friends. I still think of him sometimes, but mostly IÂve shelved that period of my life. What a surprise, then, to discover an e-mail in my inbox this morning. From his mother. ÂI hope you never have peace,ÂŽ she wrote, Âand may happiness ALWAYS avoid you and I hope you rot in hell for what you did to my son.ÂŽ A fist formed tight in my gut and I raised my hand to my throat, the way I do when I hear bad news, when something terrible has happened. I imagined the worst, an unexpected death, a suicide. I fretted about whom to contact. Who could tell me what had hap-pened? In my search, I found AmitÂs phone number in a document that had escaped the post-breakup purge. As I dialed, I briefly wondered who would answer and what I would say, but there was no time for hesitation. Someone answered on the second ring. ÂThis is Amit,ÂŽ he said. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSperplexed, surprised to hear from me. ÂWhy? Did someone say something?ÂŽ Suddenly, I felt silly. There I was calling him in the early morning hours, a year since we had last spoken, asking if he was OK. He was calm. Brusque, even. I was the fool. As I hung up the phone, I thought of his mother, protecting her son with threats and curses. I was glad to be out from under her spell. Q Â“...may happiness ALWAYS avoid you and I hope you rot in hell for what you did to my son...Â” I held the phone for a second, not sure what to do now that he was on the line. ÂAre you all right?ÂŽ I asked finally. ÂIÂm fine,ÂŽ he said. He sounded m istr y e s f or k n o wn h o d i d y, u t f h e Y S ell u t p e red wo uld ation. r in g. t h o he r s was gl a sp ell. Q I h e ld t h e p h one f or a second not s ur e what t o d o n o w that h e was on t h e l ine. ÂAre y ou a ll right?ÂŽ I asked f inally. Â IÂm fine,ÂŽ h e sai d He so und e d
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They are all inevitably the story of Dick PopeÂs vision and drive, thus the subtitle: ÂHow Dick Pope Invented Florida.ÂŽFLORIDA WRITERS Cypress Gardens: Flowers, oranges, water-skiers and Southern BellesVICKERS Q ÂCypress Gardens, AmericaÂs Tropical Wonderland,ÂŽ by Lu Vickers University Press of Florida. 375 pages. $34.95 BY PHILIP K. JASONSpecial to Florida Weekly Mr. PopeÂs family was already part of the selling of Florida before the idea of draining swampland near Winter Haven and putting up a flower-based theme park dawned. The Popes were real estate developers, and young Dick caught on early to the endless possibili-ties inherent in the climate and natural beauty of the thinly populated state. Launching Cypress Gardens in 1936 on about 30 acres of drained swamp near Lake Eloise, Mr. Pope recognized that selling Florida would sell Cypress Gardens. Thus, he built Cypress Gar-dens into a celebration of what, in his mind, Florida was all about. Florida means Âflowery,ÂŽ and Cypress Gardens was first of all a botanical garden. However, Mr. Pope pushed to improve upon the indigenous array of flowering plants by bringing in an ever-growing assortment of exotic, non-native blooms. He gowned attractive young women as flower-like South-ern Belles and adorned the drained swampland with these beauties. In time, Cypress Gardens became a head-quarters for crowning beauty queens, many of their titles named for flowers.A master marketerBecause Florida was already famous for oranges, Mr. Pope made sure that the orange theme also had a prominent place in the elaboration of Cypress Gardens. And because he was a born showman and water-related activi-ties were part of his Florida vision, he was instrumental in developing the attraction, sport and industry of water-skiing. Many champions of the growing sport were in the employ of Cypress Gardens, and Mr. Pope would export their talents to other venues to grow the sport while strengthening his brand. During the 1940s, it would be hard to watch a movie house newsreel that did not have a few minutes of Cypress Gardens footage. For decades, maga-zine covers featured images of Cypress Gardens beauties in action or repose. In this way, Mr. Pope perfected the art of OPM Â„ using other peopleÂs money. Although he probably had a signifi-cant advertising budget, he managed to make Cypress Gardens newsworthy and thereby garnered free publicity. In fact, he even found ways of getting paid for media attention that would sell his wares. All the while, he was also selling Florida. Esther Williams visited and made movies there. Johnny Carson and Mike Douglas broadcast television shows from there, and Cypress Gardens was established as the epicenter of photo opportunities for advertisers as well as vacationers. It was designed and improved with an eye to photography and video. The attraction had occasional downturns, but it remained a steadily grow-ing empire until the Disney mouse began to roar and the Florida of now countless ÂlandsÂŽ and ÂworldsÂŽ became supersaturated with amusement desti-nations. Changing tastes also played a role in the gradual fading of the Pope enter-prise. Ms. Vickers tells the tale of Cypress Gardens in well-fashioned chapters into which she has crammed an ency-clopedia of Florida history. The story is told as well by the dazzling color photographs, 262 in all, that enliven its pages. Q Â„ Lu Vickers writes out of Tallahassee. She also has published the novel ÂBreathing UnderwaterÂŽ and ÂWeeki Wachee, City of Mermaids: A History of One of FloridaÂs Oldest Roadside Attractions.ÂŽ
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 who had the idea of spoofing A.R. Gur-neyÂs highly successful two-character comedy, ÂLove Letters.ÂŽ GurneyÂs script follows two upper crust WASPs from kindergarten to old age, chroni-cling their often out-of-phase relation-ship from the letters they write each other. ÂTheir whole life is writing letters. And Post-it notes, postcards, tele-grams, even Jesus as a trucker place mats,ÂŽ says Paula Sackett, a veteran local stage director who will be mak-ing her Guild debut with ÂHate Mail.ÂŽ ÂThey donÂt say anything to each other in the whole play at all. So even when they come together and theyÂre living together, I keep them separated by light.ÂŽ Corbett and Obolensky decided that ÂLove LettersÂŽ was ideal for spoof-ing, even though they really were not familiar with the play. ÂWhen they first got the idea, they decided they wanted to do a parody of ÂLove Letters,Â but neither of the playwrights had ever seen it,ÂŽ Sackett says. So they went to see ÂLove LettersÂŽ and scrubbed the idea of lampooning it, coming away with revised plans to do something completely different. ÂThe only thing it has in common with ÂLove LettersÂ is the reading of let-ters,ÂŽ notes Sackett. So relax, no previ-ous knowledge of the Gurney play is needed to enjoy ÂHate Mail,ÂŽ assures Sackett. ÂHate MailÂŽ is the story of Preston, a wealthy Midwesterner who writes to Dahlia, an angst-filled, arty New York tourist gift shop clerk, complaining about a snow globe he bought at the shop. It broke soon after the purchase and he requests a refund from her. Dahlia writes back, curtly insisting that the store has a no-refunds policy. ÂSo far, it is all very reasonable, but then it very quickly escalates and gets personal,ÂŽ says Sackett. Yes, they take an immediate dislike of each other, but do not jump to the conclu-sion that all will end happily. About midway through the play, Preston and Dahlia become close and even move in together, but they soon are back feeling antagonistic toward each other. ÂThatÂs what I like about it, that roller coaster ride that every good play should have,ÂŽ says Sackett. ÂThe playÂs actually very good. Really funny,ÂŽ says Adam Simpson, chair of the drama department at Lynn University, who performs the role of Preston. ÂFor an actor, the characters are magnificent, because they have such an arc. ItÂs like getting to play four or five different characters in one piece. They change that much over time.ÂŽ ÂThe characters each go through so much individually,ÂŽ adds Carrie San-tanna, an assistant professor of theater at Lynn, SimpsonÂs co-star in ÂHate MailÂŽ and his real-life wife of seven years. ÂWhen they come together, they realize, eh, it doesnÂt work so much. So then they separate and back off.ÂŽ A classic happy-ending romance itÂs not. ÂSheÂs very driven, very self-motivated and heÂs very needy,ÂŽ says Simp-son of their onstage characters. ÂAnd they want completely different things. She wants fame, success, and he wants someone who will be a devoted lover.ÂŽ So is this a good play for a married couple to perform together or could it do damage to their marriage? ÂWeÂll find out,ÂŽ shrugs Simpson. Also to be determined is whether the economics of professional theater will work out for the Boca Theatre Guild. So far, ticket sales are brisk, marketed largely on the playÂs link to ÂLove Letters,ÂŽ which the company produced last year at this time. With increased expenses for the actors and upgrades to the sets, cos-tumes and lighting, and added pub-licity, Garsson estimates that ÂHate MailÂŽ will cost about $2,500 to produce Â„ roughly twice the budget of ÂLove Letters.ÂŽ That is quite frugal compared to other area professional companies, but then tickets are only $10, less than a 3-D movie. ÂWe are aiming to reach 85 to 90 percent capacity with ÂHate Mail,ÂÂŽ says Garsson, Âa level that any theater would be pleased with.ÂŽ Sackett says the play has grown on her during rehearsals and she expects it will touch theatergoers, too. ÂItÂs well written, itÂs life. Everyone will relate to everything that goes on in this play, even down to the guy let-ting the girl run all over him. You can understand what motivates him to do the things that he does, and how she plays on that. I think this will help put the Theatre Guild on the map as a pro-fessional theater, seen in a completely new light.ÂŽ Q HATEFrom page 1 >> HATE MAIL, Boca Raton Theatre Guild, Willow Theatre, Sugar Sand Park, 301 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. Dec. 3-Dec. 12. Tickets: $10. Call: (561) 948-2601. O in the know The holidays are upon us and with them come seasonal performances, both traditional and otherwise. The Atlantic Theater in Jupiter is in its seventh year of presenting Charles DickensÂ ÂA Christmas Carol,ÂŽ the clas-sic tale of ghostly apparitions that visit miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and scare him into a holiday mood. Artistic direc-tor Frank Licari again assumes the role of Scrooge with an eye twinkle as well as a ÂBah, humbug.ÂŽ Performances run Dec. 10-12. Tickets are available by call-ing 575-4942. The Miami City Ballet glides up to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach with its acclaimed production of ÂGeorge BalanchineÂs The Nutcracker,ÂŽ on Dec. 3-5. What makes this visit special is that it features a Palm Beach Gardens Broadway veteran as a guest artist in the company. Fifteen-year-old Tommy Bachelor, who was in the rotation play-ing the title role of dancer-wannabe ÂBilly Elliot,ÂŽ will appear in the popular holiday ballet as The Prince. Call for tickets at 832-7469. And speaking of local talent making good, West Palm BeachÂs Matthew Gumley, at the ripe old age of 13, has landed his fourth Broadway show. He first appeared on the Great White Way six years ago as a replacement cast Chip in ÂDisneyÂs Beauty and the Beast,ÂŽ then moved on to play Michael Banks in ÂMary Poppins.ÂŽ Last season, he was a supporting cast member and under-study for Pugsley in ÂThe Addams Fam-ily.ÂŽ Now, for the holidays, you can find Matthew in the new stage musical of the Will Ferrell comedy ÂElf,ÂŽ playing Michael, the neglected son who discov-ers he has a long-lost brother in Buddy the elf. But you have to be quick. This show, which hopes to become a holiday perennial, is playing on Broadway at the Hirschfeld Theatre through Jan. 2. Tickets are available at (212) 239-6200. * Ann Turnoff, former cantor of Boca RatonÂs Temple Beth El, currently the director of The Mark Center for Jew-ish Excellence, has long had a theatri-cal flair. You can catch that show-biz, secular side of her at Club Caldwell, a cabaret series in the lobby of BocaÂs Caldwell Theatre. On Dec. 7 she will be performing ÂPowder,ÂŽ her one-woman musical comedy. Call 241-7432. * South Florida theatergoers know it is usually worth the drive to catch a new play by the areaÂs most successful playwright, three-time Carbonell Award winner Michael McKeever. He is kicking off a new theater company, Zoetic Stage, with his world premiere comedy South Beach Babylon, about five Miami artists during the weeks leading up to the Art Basel exhibition. He calls it Âa look at what it takes to create art without selling oneÂs soul in contemporary America.ÂŽ The play runs from Dec. 2-12, at the Arsht Center in Miami. Tickets are $40, available at (305) 949-6722. * Stumped for what to buy your theaterloving friends and relatives? How about a course called ÂExperiencing Theater with a Critical Eye,ÂŽ at Florida Atlantic UniversityÂs Lifelong Learning Society on the Jupiter campus? This four-week, once-a-week course features interviews with directors, actors and designers from such area productions as ÂJolson at the Winter GardenÂŽ (Maltz Jupiter The-atre), ÂNext FallÂŽ (Caldwell Theatre), ÂDinner with FriendsÂŽ (Palm Beach Dramaworks), ÂGhost-WriterÂŽ (Florida Stage) and ÂWest Side StoryÂŽ (Kravis Center). Students receive discounts to see the shows and then participate in a lively critical discussion about them with the opinionated instructor. All right, in the spirit of full disclosure, I have to admit that I am the instructor. Classes are Friday afternoons beginning Feb. 18. The fee is $34 for LLS members and $44 for non-members. Call 799-8667 for more information or go online to www.llsjupiter.com. Q Holidays bring local performances of seasonal favorites hap ERSTEIN email@example.com O COURTESY PHOTOSFrank Licari plays the role of Â“ScroogeÂ” at the Atlantic Theater in Jupiter.Matthew Gumley, left, of West Palm Beach, is in a Broadway pro-duction of Â“ElfÂ” with Sebastian Arcelus, right.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 A&E B5 www.salsitalianristorante.com Welcome to SalÂs Italian RistoranteFrom the moment you walk into one of our establishments you will notice the differences that set us apart from other Italian eateries. Starting with the quaint atmosphere thatÂs reminiscent of a small Italian village, the feeling of relaxation begins the second you enter one of our restaurants. Whether the aroma of our freshly baked breads, the smell of sim-mering sauce or the scent of the fresh garlic sauting in olive oil something tells you that youÂre about to have a truly authentic Italian experience that is sure to delight you from entrance to exit. Your Neighborhood Italian Restaurant 5500 N. Military Trail #48 Abacoa Plaza ~ Jupiter561-493-8777 Buy 1 Entre with 2 beveragesGet the 2nd Entreof equal or lesser ValueFREE Up to $11.99. Not valid with any other offers. Offer expires 1/02/2011Dinner Dine-In Only. Not Valid With Early Bird. One Coupon Per Table. 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A Big Thank-You to our Sponsors: .REGISTER online at runningsports.com, in person at Running Sports, 813 Donald Ross Road, Juno Beach or on race day at Juno Town Center www.BellasAngels.org Â• www.runningsports.com Â• 561-6948125 Run for the Angels 6TH ANNUAL RELAYBellaÂ’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 Â¡ er nancial assistance and emotional support to families of chil dren with a life-long physical disability PUZZLE ANSWERS The Palm Beach County Cultural CouncilÂs Board of Directors recent-ly approved four new members. Join-ing the board for three-year terms are Christopher Dennis Caneles, Bradford A. Deflin, Geoffrey H. Neuhoff and Kelly Sobolewski. ÂWe are looking forward to working with our new board of directors mem-bers as the cultural council prepares to open a new headquarters in downtown Lake Worth. This is a very exciting time to be part of the Cultural CouncilÂs lead-ership,ÂŽ said Michael Bracci, board chair-man, in a prepared statement. ÂThese new directors with experience in media, business and nonprofits will enrich a dynamic board that will help guide the council into its new home and help expand our services to the community.ÂŽ Mr. Caneles is the vice president of operations for Palm Beach Newspa-pers Inc., publisher of The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News. He has been with Palm Beach Newspapers since April 2009 and lives in West Palm Beach. Mr. Bradford Deflin is the senior vice president, regional director of Wells Fargo Private Bank, Gold Coast Region. He is a 20-year financial services indus-try veteran. Mr. Deflin joined Wells Fargo in 2008 and lives on Singer Island. Mr. Neuhoff is president and CEO of Neuhoff Communications Inc., a private, family-owned company that consists of 12 radio stations, five network TV sta-tions and 20 websites. Mr. Neuhoff start-ed his career at the radio station level in 1975 at WCIB-FM, Falmouth, Mass., and now lives in Jupiter. Mrs. Sobolewski is the market manager for Bank of America in Palm Beach County. Directly and through her team, she works closely with community orga-nizations and market leadership teams to implement the bankÂs local charitable giving strategy and sponsorships. She lives in Jupiter. Q Four members join Cultural Council Board Kemp Stickney, senior vice president and chief fiduciary officer for wealth advisory services, Wilmington Trust, was elected chairman of the board of the Norton Museum of Art. Trustees Chris-tine Aylward, Joey Pearson and Tom Quick begin second rotations as trust-ees. The NortonÂs members elected Mr. Stickney at the recent annual meeting. Mr. Stickney has served as chairman of the executive committee of the Flor-ida Bankers AssociationÂs Trust, Asset Management, and Private Banking Divi-sion. He has previously served on the boards of Historic Windsor Inc. and the Foundation for Villa Vizcaya Inc. A lawyer who also trained at SothebyÂs art history program, Mr. Stickney chairs the museumÂs strategic planning com-mittee and serves on the governance and nominating committee. Mr. Stick-ney lives in Coral Gables with his wife, Edith Huntley. Christine Aylward is an engineer with degrees earned in China and in the United States. She has been a member of the museumÂs special events commit-tee for the past several years. With her husband, Bill, Mrs. Aylward has sup-ported the museumÂs capital campaign, been actively involved with the Bals des Arts, and is a member of the Contem-porary and Modern Art Council. The Aylwards reside in Palm Beach. Joey Pearson is currently a member of the NortonÂs works of art committee and is a collector of pre-Columbian, Chinese and contemporary art. She assisted her spouse in his capacity as COO of Pep-sico and then as CEO of Yum Brands, a Pepsico spin-off. They have contributed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and to the NortonÂs capital campaign. Mrs. Pearson lives in North Palm Beach and Santa Barbara, Calif. Tom Quick serves as vice chairman of Quick & Reilly/Fleet Securities in Boston with offices across America. He was previously president and COO of Quick & Reilly, a discount brokerage firm. His community service experi-ence includes serving as a trustee of the Securities Industry Foundation for Eco-nomic Education; Cold Spring Harbor Labs; St. JudeÂs ChildrenÂs Hospital, The National Corporate Theater Fund; the Inner-City Scholarship Fund (NYC); the Dreher Park Zoo (WPB); the American Ireland Fund; and Fairfield University. Mr. Quick collects 19th century Ameri-can and British painting and decorative arts. He is currently a member of the NortonÂs works of art committee. Mr. Quick lives in Palm Beach and New York City. The Norton was founded in 1941 by Ralph and Elizabeth Norton. The muse-um, at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, is open TuesdayÂ…Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on major holidays. Call 832-5196 or see norton.org. Q Norton Museum of Art members elect new chairman CANELES DEFLIN NEUHOFF SOBOLEWSKI
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 Thursday, Dec. 2 Q MosÂ’Art Theatre Â„ Screenings of ÂLeaving,ÂŽ 2:40 p.m., and ÂBoxing Gym,ÂŽ 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Tickets: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q Hanukkah at Downtown at the Gardens Â„ Celebrate the festival of lights with Chabad of Palm Beach Gardens. Grand menorah lighting, live entertainment and free latke and donuts. 6 p.m. Dec. 2, Downttown at the Gardens Centre Court, Palm Beach Gardens. Friday, Dec. 3 Q MosÂ’Art Theatre Â„ Screenings of ÂYou Will Meet a Tall Dark StrangerÂŽ (Woody AllenÂs latest) and ÂWaste LandÂŽ and ÂGas Land.ÂŽ Various times, Dec. 3-8. Opening night tickets: $6. General admis-sion: $8; 337-6763. Q 27th Annual Gardens Holiday Gift & Craft Show Â„ 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 Â„ 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 Â„ See the giant tree and hear festive holi-day music. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there to hear each childÂs holiday wishes and be available for pictures. Food and refreshments will be available for pur-chase. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3. Burns Road Rec-reation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. 630-1107. Q Tovah Feldshuh Â„ 8 p.m. Dec. 3, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: 561-278-7677. She also appears 8 p.m. Dec. 4, Carole & Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. Tickets: 800-564-9539. Q Richard Gilewitz and Brian May Â„ The guitarists play at 8 p.m. Dec. 3, The Atlantic Theater, 6743 W. Indiantown Road, Suite 34, Jupiter. $20; 575-4942; theatlantictheater.com. Saturday, Dec. 4 Q Boot Camp Â„ 9-10 a.m., Saturdays; West Jupiter Recreation Center, 6401 Indi-antown Road, Jupiter. Adults (13-17 years must be accompanied by an adult); $5. Call Constonsa Alexander at 694-5430. Q Saturday Kids Camp Â„ weekly camp sponsored by Jupiter Outdoor Cen-ter; Session 1 Â„ 9 a.m.-noon; Session 2 Â„ 1-4 p.m., weekly; ages 7-13. $35 per session; advanced registration required. 747-0063; jupiteroutdoorcenter.com. Q Yogaboarding with Cora Â„ 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 Â„ 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. marinelife.org. Q Breakfast with Santa Â„ Continental breakfast for ages 2 and up, 9-10:30 a.m. Dec. 4, Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Fee/resident discount fee: $8/$6 per person. Pre-register. 630-1107. Q Holiday Entertainment Â„ Holiday choirs and dance groups, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 4-5 in Downtown at the Gardens, Centre Court, Palm Beach Gardens. Also Dec. 11-12 and Dec. 18-19. Free. 340-1600. Q Lunch with Santa Â„ 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-register. 630-1107. Q Drop and Shop Â„ 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/resi-dent discount fee: $10/$8 per hour; additional child fee: $4/$3 per hour. 630-1107. Q Don Shula Â„ Public autograph session with the former Miami Dolphins coach, 3-4 p.m. Dec. 4, Palm Beach Autographs, Downtown at the Gar-dens, Palm Beach Gar-dens. Tick-ets: $50, includes photo with Shula. Lim-ited to 50 people. www.palm-beachautographs.com; 775-7753. Q Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade Â„ Begins at Peanut Island, Riviera Beach, and ends at Jupiter. Entertain-ment at JupiterÂs Riverwalk, 5-10 p.m. Marine Corps will be collecting Toys for Tots along the parade route. Fire-works Finale Party at the Square GrouperÂs Tiki Bar, Jupiter. www.palmbeach-boatparade.com. Q Benefit concert Â„ Our Wonderful World presents Classic Rock of the Â60s & Â70s, a con-cert to benefit Heal-ing Touch Buddies, with Scott Benge and Acoustic Rem-edy, 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, MosÂArt Theatre, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Tick-ets: $35 per person. Chinese raffle & door prizes with all net proceeds to support Healing Touch Buddies, a non-profit dedi-cated to improving the quality of life of those with breast cancer. (772) 323-6925 Q Lowdown 13 Â„ 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 & Beach-front Festival Â„ 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 environments. Team entry deadline: Nov. 19; marinelife.org. Sunday, Dec. 5 Q Taste in the Gardens Green Market Â„ 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 & AaronÂ’s Workout on Stand Up Paddleboarding Â„ 9:30 a.m. weekly, Jupiter Outdoor Cen-ter. For reservations, call 747-0063; visit www.jupiteroutdoorcenter.com. Q Norton Holiday Family Festival Â„ The Norton Museum of ArtÂs Holiday Family Festival will take place on Sun-day, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 5. Festival will embrace holiday traditions of many cultures and will include acclaimed storyteller Mad-afo, live performances by local students, as well as holiday inspired, hands-on art activities. Celebrity designer decorated Christmas trees will be on view along with Vincent van GoghÂs ÂSelf-PortraitÂŽ and the fabulous exhibition, ÂNick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth.ÂŽ Free with regular museum admission and free to members 832-5196. Monday, Dec. 6 Q Palm Beach Pops Â„ The Best of Broadway. Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, 8 p.m., Dec. 6, $75-$85. 832-7677; palmbeachpops.org. Tuesday, Dec. 7 Q Bocce in Downtown ParkÂ„ The American Bocce League 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7 at Downtown Park, south of The Cheesecake Factory, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens. For more information and to register, visit www.americanbocceleague.com; 340-1600. Q Tai Chi for Arthritis Â„ 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; www.pbgfl.com. Q Â“AcademyÂ” Â„ The world premiere of a Faustian tale set at a prep school, Dec. 7-19, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets: $43-$60. 575-2223. Wednesday, Dec. 7 Q Wimpy Kid Wednesday Â„ 3-5 p.m., Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave, Lake Park. Events and movie. Free; 881-3330. Q Hatchling Tales Â„ 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; marinelife.org. Q River Totters Arts nÂ’ Crafts Â„ 9 a.m. second Wednesday of each month (next session is Dec. 8), Loxa-hatchee River Center, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupi-ter. Arts and crafts for kids. Cost: $3; 743-7123. Q Jupiter Tequesta Orchid Society Annual Member PartyÂ„ 6 p.m. Dec. 8, Civic Center, Carliln Park, Jupiter. Orchid Society will supply turkey, ham, condiments, drinks and paper goods. Entrance fee: $10 or a side dish that serves 1012 people. Group will play bingo, $3 per card, or two cards for $5. The pathway up to the pavilion can be quite dark, so bring a flashlight. RSVP by Dec. 3 to 748-3632 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ongoing events Q Holiday Light Show Â„ See more than a quarter-million lights dance to choreography throughout December, 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. daily, Downtown at the Gardens Centre Court, Palm Beach Gar-dens. 340-1600. Q Â“Peace on EarthÂ” exhibition Â„ 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. December events Q Art After Dark Â„Join the Norton MuseumÂs chief curator and curator of European art, Roger Ward, as he discusses Vincent van GoghÂs ÂSelf-Portrait, 1889,ÂŽ on loan from the National Gallery of Art. Learn about tsutsumu, the art of gift pre-sentation, and the cultural significance of gift-giving in Japan presented by Reiko Nishioka, director of education, at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. The Florida Dance Conservatory Youth Ensemble will perform scenes from The Nutcracker and carolers from the Alexan-der W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts will sing seasonal songs from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach a cash bar, menu options from Caf 1451. General admission rates apply; free to members and children 12 and under. Phone: 832-5196. Q Parents Night Out Â„ For ages 6-11; West Jupiter Recreation Center, 6401 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter; 5:30-9 p.m., Dec. 10; $5. Call 694-5430. Q Â“A Christmas CarolÂ” Â„ The Charles Dickens tale, 7 p.m. Dec. 10-11, 2 p.m. Dec. 12, The Atlantic Theater, 6743 W. Indiantown Road, Suite 34, Jupiter. $11-$16; 575-4942; theatlantictheater.com. Q Sea Turtle Winter Holiday Celebration Â„ 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 11, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Celebrate the tropical winter season, marinelife style. Presenta-tions on cold-stun, penguins, sno-cones and more. Free; 627-8280, ext. 107.Movie by Moonlight/ Â“ElfÂ” Â„ The popular holiday film, with Will Ferrell, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Edward Asner and Bob Newhart, gets a screening 7 p.m. Dec. 11, the Krav-is CenterÂs Gosman Amphitheatre, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Rated PG. Tickets: $5; includes free pop-corn; 832-7469. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO SHULA
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO A YOUTHFUL COMING-OF-AGE HIT NEW MUSICAL SET IN A P REP SCHOOLY OUTHFUL ENERGY!F U NNY L Y R I CS!POP MUSICA L!HANDSOME CAST! MEET THE CLASS OF 2010 DECEMBER 7 Â… 19 For tickets: (561) 575-2223 For group sales: (561) 972-6117 MALTZ JUPITER THEATREPRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL!ÂBEST MUSICALÂŽ2010 WINNERDAEGU INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL 2009 WINNERASCAP FOUNDATION COLE PORTER AWARD ÂMUSIC AND LYRICSÂŽ2009 WINNERNEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL ÂOUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCEÂŽ2009 WINNERNEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL ÂDIMF PRODUCTION AWARDÂŽ Q Mike Super Magic and Illusion Â„ The winner of NBCÂs hit show ÂPhenomenonÂŽ was voted ÂAmericaÂs Favorite Mystifier!ÂŽ 6 and 9 p.m. Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Dec. 12, at the Kravis Center Cohen PavilionÂs Helen K. Persson Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $32; 832-7469. Q Stevie Ray Vaughn Experience Â„ Doors open at 8 p.m. Dec. 12, The Orange Door, 798 10th St., Lake Park. Tickets: $10; 842-7949. Q Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Â„ The modern dance company is known for its innovative choreography and exuberance, 8 p.m. Dec. 14, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $20 and up. A free pre-performance discussion by former New York City Ballet star Steven Caras is at 6:45 p.m.; 832-7469. Q Palm Beach Gardens Concert Band Holiday ConcertÂ„ 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, William T. Dwyer High School, 13601 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens; 746-6613. Q Judy Collins Â„ The singer famous for ÂBoth Sides Now,ÂŽ ÂAmazing GraceÂŽ and ÂSend in the Clowns,ÂŽ is 71 and has a new album. She plays two shows for the Kravis CenterÂs Adults at Leisure series, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 16, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25. Indi-vidual tickets go on sale Dec. 1; 832-7469. Q Idina Menzel with orchestra Â„ The Tony-winning Elphaba from ÂWickedÂŽ performs hits from ÂRentÂŽ and ÂWicked,ÂŽ as well as her own compo-sitions, 8 p.m. Dec. 17, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25 and up; 832-7469. Q Christmas with John TeshÂ„ The New Age musician and radio host plays a holiday show, 8 p.m. Dec. 18, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.. Tickets: $20 and up; 832-7469. Q Â“The Mixed Nut CrackerÂ” Â„ An updating of the Christmas classic by Atlantic Theater, at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 and 2 p.m. Dec. 19, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive (off PGA Boulevard), Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $21. 575-4942; theatlan-tictheater.com. Q Carter Brey and Christopher OÂ’Riley Â„ The cello and piano duo play a concert that includes BachÂs ÂSonata in G minor for viola da gamba and keyboard,ÂŽ Justin Dello JoioÂs ÂDue per DueÂŽ (a world premiere) and GriegÂs ÂSonata in A minor for cello and piano,ÂŽ 8 p.m. Dec. 19, Kravis Center, 701 Okeecho-bee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $20 and up. Pre-performance discussion by Sharon McDaniel at 6:45 p.m.; 832-7469. Q Palm Beach Gardens Concert Band Holiday Concert Â„ 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets: $12. 575-2223; www.jupitertheatre.org. Q The Nicki Parrott Trio Â„ With special guests Rossano Sportiello, piano, and Ed Metz, drums, 8 p.m. Dec. 21, The Harriet Himmel Theater, CityPlace, West Palm Beach. Tickets: $35, $15 for students with valid ID. Tickets: $35; 877-722-2820 or www.jamsociety.org. Q Moscow Classic Ballet in Â“The NutcrackerÂ” Â„ TchaikovskyÂs timeless holiday tale, Dec. 22-24, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.. Tickets: $25 and up; 832-7469. Q Monty PythonÂ’s Â“SpamalotÂ”Â„ The 2005 Tony Award winner for Best Musical tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Complete with flying cows, killer rabbits and taunting Frenchmen, 8 p.m. Dec. 26, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25 and up; 832-7469. Q NBCÂ’s Last Comic Standing Live Tour Â„ With winner Felipe Esparza and finalists Roy Wood, Tommy Johnagin, Myq Kaplan and Mike DeSte-fano, 8 p.m. Dec. 27, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $15 and up; 832-7469. Q Paul Anka Â„ The singer of ÂDianaÂŽ and the composer of the English lyrics for ÂMy WayÂŽ plays a concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 29, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.. Tickets: $25 and up; 832-7469. Q PuttinÂ’ on the Ritz Â„ New York cabaret star Steve Ross sings Fred Astaire, Dec. 29-31, in the Kravis Center Cohen Pavil-ionÂs Helen K. Persson Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.. Tickets: $30 ($45 New YearÂs Eve toast); 832-7469. Q Arturo Sandoval Â„ The trumpeter is joined by jazz singer Connie James, 8 p.m. Dec. 30, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $15 and up; 832-7469. Q Noon YearÂ’s Eve Â„ Countdown the Noon Year 2011 with free carousel rides, games, face painting, A Latte Fun characters and giveaways, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 31, Down-town at the Gardens, Carousel Courtyard, Palm Beach Gardens. 340-1600. Q Mandy Patinkin Â„ ÂDress Casual,ÂŽ with Paul Ford on piano. The Broad-way singer and actor sings a range of songs, 8 p.m. Dec. 31, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25 and up; 832-7469. Q The Capitol Steps Â„ Music and political satire, 5 and 8 p.m. Dec. 31, and 2 p.m. Jan. 1, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets: $50-$85; 575-2223.Â„ Send calendar listings to pbnews@ floridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTO Arturo Sandoval
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 A RTS & ENTERTAINMENT B9 On the night of January 16, 1958, at the Pershing Lounge in Chicago, Ahmad Jamal sat down to play piano. He was joined, as he had been on many nights previous, by Israel Crosby on bass and Vernell Fournier on drums. The three were artists in residence at the Persh ing, and had been playing together for months. On that Thursday night, though, JamalÂ’s performance would change a few things. It would change how people thought about jazz. It would change the way musicians approached their craft. And it would change how I thought about my father, albeit after he died, by becoming part of a gift he gave me. It was a gift we never talked about, one he gave unknowingly, one I did not realize the value of while he was alive. But it was a gift all the same as IÂ’ll presently explain. For now though, all you need to know is that January 16 was the night that Ahmad JamalÂ’s performance of Â“PoincianaÂ” was recorded. The song had been a standard in JamalÂ’s repertoire long before the recording was made, and as I have no friends who were regulars at the Pershing in the late Â’50s I have no way of knowing if that particular nightÂ’s rendition was in some way dif ferent from those that came before or after. The fact that it was recorded and released on vinyl made that nightÂ’s performance incredibly important Â— thatÂ’s what would allow it to reach well beyond the confines of the Pershing and into history. At the time, great jazz players were often judged by their ability to create fireworks. Virtuoso runs, complex arrangements and mastery of an instru ment demonstrated with jaw-dropping playing were what mattered. But Ahmad JamalÂ’s brilliance lay not just in how he played, but in how he didnÂ’t. Jamal was far more subtle than most of his contempo raries; he was a master of time and space. Musicians like Miles Davis, who once said Â“I live for the next Ahmad Jamal album,Â” may have venerated Jamal, but the general public had yet to be hipped to his style. That all changed when Â“At the Pershing: But Not for Me,Â” the original album on which the Pershing Lounge recording of Â“PoincianaÂ” appeared, was released. Unlike any jazz album released prior, it would remain charted for more than two years, and more than a half-century later the recording of Â“PoincianaÂ” still stands up as one of the most perfect jazz piano performances. For years following its release, Chicago-style jazz was synony mous with piano and with Ahmad Jamal, with that performance of Â“Poinciana.Â” But thereÂ’s another time and place relevant to this story. The time was 1941, almost 20 years before Â“PoincianaÂ” was recorded, and the place was Princeton University, where my father was attend ing school. His major was engineering, but he had an unofficial minor in music. Dad, apparently, liked to sing Â— some thing I didnÂ’t learn until long after he had given it up. Originally in the glee club, Dad and six other Princetonians decided that they wanted a little more freedom of choice in what they sang and formed their own close-harmony a cappella singing group called the Nassoons. The details of the NassoonsÂ’ forma tion seem to vary slightly depending on whoÂ’s tell ing the tale, but there is one common thread: The groupÂ’s big break came at a Yale/Princeton concert (or football game, or both Â— 70 years tends to intro duce a bit of fog) at which the Nassoons were asked to perform. They chose to sing a song that the glee club had been banned from singing due to racy lyrics, Â“PerfidiaÂ” (Eminem wasnÂ’t around yet, appar ently). A standing ovation followed the performance and my dad and his fellow Nassoons, having nothing else ready, performed the same song as an encore. Their performance that day, like JamalÂ’s would two decades later, reached far beyond the date and place it occurred. The Nassoons are a highly regarded a cappella group that tours and performs regularly, and even 70 years later they close every performance with Â“Perfidia.Â” During the decades I knew him, my father didnÂ’t sing much. At times heÂ’d jump in and improvise a bass line to something on the radio, or heÂ’d sing the old Nassoons theme or perhaps Â“Perfid -THE MASHUP How my father and Ahmad taught me to pass along a love of musicia,Â” but he was quiet about it. Not that he was embar rassed by his singing; he wasnÂ’t. I think instead that he was worried about enjoying it too much or letting people know how much it meant to him once upon a time. He rarely talked about the Nassoons and I regret not asking him about the group when I had a chance, but he rarely talked about himself. If and when he did, I expect I paid him little mind, being more inter ested in girls and my own teenage angst than tales of an era that I assumed meant nothing to me. Despite that lost opportunity to con nect, he did pass his love of music on to me, if unwittingly; he may have walked away from singing but he never walked away from jazz. He had a ton of albums spanning decades that he listened to regularly, some of which I still have. Among them was the original release of that 1959 recording of Â“Poinciana.Â” He never overtly let on how much he loved music and he never sat me down to lis ten to something he thought particularly brilliant. But the music was always there, a soundtrack to the living room or den in which he worked. He played music when he was happy, when he was angry, when he and my mother wanted to dance. It was Miles, or Ahmad, or Herb, or Erroll, or Benny that filled the house when I was young and demonstrated for me the transformative effect on mood that music could have; on his mood, on my mood. Had we spent the time to sit down and listen to music together, to talk about it, I think we might have both been a bit better, and happier, for it. Music has a way of doing that. ItÂ’s something IÂ’ve been doing with my children since they were tiny. My daugh ter, in fact, became a Bjork fan while in utero (no, IÂ’m not kidding). She now plays French horn and argues with me about the relative merits of music I wish didnÂ’t exist (at least sheÂ’s passionate about it). My son also loves music and has eclectic tastes: he recently devel oped an odd affection for Rammstein, the German industrial metal band. He appears to be heading toward being a drummer, though he mentioned wanting to act (of course, that may be a 10-year-oldÂ’s idea of a great way to meet girls Â— weÂ’ll see). And me? IÂ’m sure that growing up listening to DadÂ’s records and watching him listen to his records helped develop my love of music and my desire to pass that on to my children. Â“PoincianaÂ” held a particular place of honor in that experi ence and every note, every pause, every moment of that performance has stayed with me for me for 40 years. Today when I hear that 1959 recording, IÂ’m reminded of the gift my father gave me and that IÂ’d like to have talked to him about it while he was alive. And then I think of the opportunity I was given with my children: that regardless of what hor rid, auto-tuned disasters they choose to listen to now or in the future, Joe Jackson or the Beatles or Yes will in some way be their own Â“Poinciana.Â” Q Â— For The Mashup, Bradford Schmidt writes about meat, technology, music and mashups thereof. He welcomes sugges tions, comments, questions and offerings of prime beef.MASHUPFrom page B8 SEE MASHUP, B9 X bradford SCHMIDT email@example.com O The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus in Palm Beach Gardens presents the 7th Annual Ceramic Art Show and Sale on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Dec. 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handmade holiday gifts, including unique bowls, platters, pitchers, cups, mugs, teapots and glass art made by 18 professional and student artists, will be for sale. The artists will be available to meet with customers throughout the show. Prices will range from $5 to $100. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the Art Alliance of Palm Beach State College. The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus is located at 3160 PGA Blvd., in room 113 of the BB Building. For more information on this free event call 207-5015. Q Palm Beach S tate College holds ceramic art show and sale DOWNTOWN LIGHTS UP THE NIGHTYou wonÂ’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 Â– December 31st6pm, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm Spectacular Holiday Light Show! Stay Connected Complimentary Valet Parking '7*)OD:HHNO\$GUHYYLQGG $0 COURTESY PHOTO / WWW.AHMADJAMAL.NET Ahmad Jamal Lighthouse ArtCenter sets gift market, caf event PArtistic, handmade items from local artists and vendors will be sold at the Lighthouse ArtCenterÂ’s Holiday Gift Market and Caf. This afternoon of gift buying and sweets sampling is Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Museum at 373 Tequesta Drive in Jupiter. Shopping is free and open to the public; a $5 donation is suggested to enjoy the caf. Shop ping proceeds support local artists and the ArtCenterÂ’s year-round edu cational and outreach programs. Vendors offer a selection of unique hand-decorated gifts and apparel, and members of the committee have created their own specialties for sale, including culinary and artist aprons for children and adults, decorated dish towels, place mats, napkins, decorative pillows, sun dresses for little girls, knitted items and Christ mas decorations, in addition to items they have purchased to sell at the event. There will also be home-baked goods and jams available in the cafe for shoppers to take home or use as gifts. A crafting session for children is 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the School of Art. For a $5 donation, children can stay busy in SantaÂ’s Workshop while their parents shop and visit the caf. For more information on the Light house ArtCenter Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events visit LighthouseArts.org or call 746-3101. Q
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 W SEE ANSWERS, B5 W SEE ANSWERS, B52010 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 2010 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. sweetgreensmarket.com 561-624-08574807 PGA Blvd. just west of I-95 & Military Trail Every Mon/Tues/Wed FREE Dozen Eggs with $25 or more purchase LOCATED IN MIDTOWNnext toIII Forks Steakhouse OPEN7 DAYS A WEEK SEE THE DIFFERENCE! 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE With this ad. Not to be combined with any other offers. Limit one per customer. FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES HOROSCOPES WHEREABOUTS By Linda Thistle ++ 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: Q SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Taking on that recent challenge impressed a lot of important decision-makers. Meanwhile, proceed with your holiday plans, and donÂt for-get to include you-know-who in them. Q CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Disagreeing with an opinion you canÂt accept could be dicey, and your motives might be questioned. Best to wait to mount a challenge until you have support for your position. Q AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Getting involved in helping others in this increasingly hectic period not only makes the generous Aquar-ian feel good, but you could also gain a more substantive benefit from your actions. Q PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The Piscean way of thinking clearly and objectively helps you resolve a com-plex situation without creating any ill will. DonÂt be surprised if your counsel is requested on another matter. Q ARIES (March 21 to April 19) At this time you might want to resist that otherwise admirable Aries penchant for getting to the heart of a matter quickly. Keep in mind that a delicate situation calls for patience. Q TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your aspects favor more diplomacy and fewer direct confrontations when deal-ing with a relationship problem. Avoid-ing hurt feelings can help in your search for the truth. Q GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Positive aspects are strong this week. Although you might still have to deal with some problems caused by a recent period of turmoil, you are making prog-ress, and thatÂs what counts. Q CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A family matter could benefit from your counsel. But donÂt come into it unless invited, and donÂt stay if you feel uneasy. Just remember to reassure one and all that youÂll be there for them. Q LEO (July 23 to August 22) As the truth about an ongoing situation emerges, you could find that you were right to defer judgment before you had all the facts. Now would be a good time to move on to other matters. Q VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your plans to take control of a personal situation because you feel you are best qualified could create resent-ment. Best to hear what everyone else involved in the matter has to say about it. Q LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Uncovering some surprising background facts about that ongoing personal matter could make you recon-sider the extent of your involvement. A neutral family member offers advice. Q SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Religious or spiritual themes start to dominate your aspect this week. This can serve as a counterweight to the mounting effects of the seasonÂs grow-ing commercialization. Q BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of persuading people to look at the positive possibilities that make up any choices they might face.
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FREE AIR & BUS! fr. $1,399 Tangled ++++ (Voices of Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy) Trapped in a tower her entire life by her evil mother (Ms. Mur-phy), longhaired Rapunzel (Ms. Moore) escapes after a thief (Mr. Levi) promises to take her to see a special starry night. Great animation, imagination, songs and humor make this an instant classic thatÂs very deserving to be the 50th animated film released by Disney. Rated PG.Love And Other Drugs +++ (Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt) Womanizer and successful pharma-ceutical sales rep Jamie (Mr. Gyllenhaal) meets his match in Maggie (Ms. Hatha-way), a smart, free-spirited artist who chal-lenges him for the better. The shift from lighthearted to serious is a bit abrupt, but strong performances from the leads and a tender (albeit conventional) ending make it a moving, effective drama. Rated R.The Next Three Days +++ (Russell Cr owe, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde) Believing his wife (Ms. Banks) has wrongfully been given a life sentence for murder, loyal husband John (Mr. Crowe) devises an elaborate escape plan to get her out. Writer/director Paul Haggis (ÂCrashÂŽ) nicely keeps things within the realm of plausibility, and Mr. Crowe plays John with such admirable conviction we canÂt help but root for him. Rated PG-13. Q CAPSULES REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............ YouÂve likely heard the expression Âbetween a rock and a hard place,ÂŽ but youÂve probably never thought about it the way it happens in Â127 Hours.ÂŽ Or maybe you have: The film is based on the real experiences of outdoors-man and survival guide Aron Ralston, here played with Oscar-worthy grit and smarts by James Franco. In April 2003, after hanging out with two fellow out-door-loving females (Amber Tamblyn and Kate Mara) while canyoneering in middle-of-nowhere Utah, Aron falls down a crevice. A boulder pins his arm against a rock wall, and because the girls are gone and he didnÂt tell anyone where he was going, he has little hope of rescue. Director Danny Boyle (ÂSlumdog MillionaireÂŽ) smartly shows off the vast beauty of the desert and keeps an up-tempo, product-placement heavy pace in the first third of the movie. Although things slow down after Aron is trapped, thatÂs not to say it gets boring; on the contrary, itÂs fascinating to see Aron logi-cally think through his options and try to keep his cool. Mr. BoyleÂs movies tend to have a vivid, immediate quality to them, and the heightened sounds (such as swallowing water), quick cuts and close-ups help emphasize the importance of every deci-sion Aron makes. Mr. Franco does a great job of using AronÂs knowledge, instincts and intel-ligence to stay alive. We go inside AronÂs mind as he distracts himself from the reality of the situation by thinking of family and loved ones, and he also sadly says goodbye to his parents via a video camera. These moments are alternately touching, funny and sad, and Mr. Franco is so engaging that we easily lose our-selves in Aron and his predicament. When he figures out how to free himself, be prepared for five of the most bru-tal, tough-to-watch but exhilarating minutes you will ever see. In fact, enough people have fainted during this sequence that we can safely call it the Âfainting fiveÂŽ; in full disclosure, it made me nau-seous and I broke into a cold sweat. It was the nerve that got me. YouÂll know what I mean. Some movies that are so powerful, vivid and impactful that seeing them once is more than enough. ÂThe Passion of the ChristÂŽ and ÂThe PianistÂŽ were excellent dramas, but watching them takes such an emotional toll itÂs difficult to find the desire to see them again. Now we can add Â127 HoursÂŽ to that list, and it may be the best of the bunch. When Â127 HoursÂŽ ends, youÂll feel like a weight has been lifted from your chest. ItÂs intense, suspenseful and exhausting to watch, and itÂs only 94 minutes. Even better, it leaves you asking your compan-ions, ÂWhat would you do?ÂŽ The truth is itÂs an impossible question to answer. Unless youÂre Aron Ralston. Q Â„ Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood. com and read more of his work at www. hudakonhollywood.com.LATEST FILMS Â‘127 Hours Â’ +++ Is it worth $10? Yes >> Aron Ralston has been back to the canyon numerous times, including one special trip to spread the ashes of his cremated hand. in the know dan HUDAK O www.hudakonhollywood.com
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 2nd Annual Â“Drink, Dine & Dance for the DogsÂ” to benefit Big Dog Ranch Rescue at Jupiter Beach Resort 1. Doug and Erica Vine 2. Vickie Lassiter and Jayne Allen 3. Ashley Clark and Melissa Reiter 4. Rhonda Rifelli 5. Ashley Lowe, Emily Johnson and Sindy Conover 6. Robert Simmons, Karen and Tracy Sharp 7. Cindy Taylor, Marge Davis and Lauree Simmons 8. Grace Luxton, Kendall Jackson and Alex Gonzalez 9. Vanessa and Shane Simmons RACHEL HICKEY/ FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 D 2 V 3 A 4 R 5 A a 6 R 7 C a 8 G a 9 V We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com 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@Â” oridaweekly.com. 123 56 8 7 9 4
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B13 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Fifth Annual Art in the Gardens at Midtown We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com 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@Â” oridaweekly.com. RACHEL HICKEY/ FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Christina Tufford and Melissa Church2. Tammi and Michelle Lowe3. Olivia, Patty and Hanna Rybolt4. Ron and Nancy Atchley5. Skye Howell and Julia Dietrich6. Carolyn Horn and Dolce Grimes1 3 2 45 6
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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-8, 2010 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15 ItÂs a family affair at this Thai restaurant, tucked away in the old El Toro space in the L.A. Fitness plaza. The mother of chef Charlie Soo is usually the greeter; other relatives sometimes help out in the kitch-en, and the family comes from a group who has noted Thai restaurants in Atlanta. Their web site notes that many of the recipes are traditional family dishes Â„ I wouldnÂt mind being adopted. Soo has a steady hand with creative flair. The restaurant is spread into two rooms Â„ a dark bar dominates one half, with a few tables sprinkled around. There are a few screens for catching a game Â„ itÂs become a neighborhood hangout where golfers, tennis types and others gather for happy hour. Certain nights, there are Wii video tournaments among patrons as well. The main dining room, decorated with Buddha and childlike drawings that we learn were painted by elephants for the chefÂs parents in Thailand, is on three lev-els, and despite a brightly lit dining room, its still feels somewhat intimate. Tables have a single stem or blossom on each, and are set with starched tablecloths. Soft jazz is the background music, making it easy to hear your dinner mates. We started with wine from a small but decent list Â„ SterlingÂs Meritage ($9 a glass). The blended red went well with the spices that came later in our foods Â„ par-ticularly well with the short ribs. We had to choose from a number of appetizers: satay, spring and summer rolls, calamari or dumplings. An order of sum-mer rolls, $7, brought four pieces of the rice paper-wrapped rolls Â„ translucent, soft and thin, but too rubbery and sticky at room temperature Â„ we had to pull them apart on the plate. They encased rice noo-dles, cilantro leaves, matchstick carrots, a little scallion and lettuce shreds. The vegetables seemed limp and not as crisp as they should. This was the weakest dish of the night. On a previous visit, the spring rolls (also $7) were perfectly crisp, flaky and delicious in contrast to these. A cup of chicken tom kha soup ($4; a bowl is $7) was exceptionally tasty. In some versions around town, the fish sauce has overpowered the other delicate flavors, or the soup is too thick with coconut milk, but this was a nice balance between the coconut milk, stock, fish sauce, large piec-es of white chicken, onion slices and straw mushrooms. Next time, weÂll get a bowlful to prevent fighting over the last drop. The signature dish here is SooÂs take on short ribs Â„ with panang curry ($22). These are presented, as are all his dishes, with flair in snowy white bowls that make the curry colors tantalizing. Meaty, but tender Â„ to the point of falling off those short cut bones (theyÂre cut to his specific order), the beef is cooked long and slow in a braise, then dr essed with the peanutty panang curry, with the heat chosen by the diner. In this case, a medium heat suited the dish. One of us thought the curry tex-ture a little thick, though still flavorful and one of the best sheÂs had. I prefer it to the runny, thin variety IÂve had in some Thai restaurants; it should cling to the fork and meat. The peanuts were finely ground Â„ IÂve also had this with peanuts in whole or halves Â„ but they should be as much a part of the sauce as the curry and cooked into it for flavor, as it is served here. The portion was plenty to share and worth the price. A pork masaman curry ($16) was our other entre Â„ all entrees proved enough for two diners. The four curries Â„ red, green, panang or masaman, are offered with chicken, tofu, beef, pork or shrimp. Again we asked for medium curry and werenÂt disappointed, but medium on this dish was hotter, seemingly, than on the short ribs. The chef will prepare any dish with no heat, however, or scorchingly hot. The masaman was rich Â„ cardamom, tamarind, cinnamon and curry paste are mixed with a touch of coconut milk to form this creamy sauce. Each chef has his secret formula and most make their own curry mixtures. The balance was just right and nicely coated the pork and potatoes, cooked al dente and not into mush. The contrast of the dishes shows a talent from a chef who can accomplish both traditional and eclectic. On previous visits, weÂve tried the chicken pad Thai ($14) Â„ a hallmark for many of how well a Thai res-taurant can do. ItÂs quite good here, with soft noodles and the peanutty and scallionfilled sauce that works best, in our view, on chicken or pork. We went without heat for this dish, allowing the sweet flavor to stand alone and coat the noodles, sprouts, and sliced vegetables, but next time, weÂll add some chili sauce (offered on the table). All entrees are served with a red jasmine rice, from Texas. It was chewy and had its own flavor Â„ and was the perfect starch to catch the last bit of curry in either bowl. White rice is the other choice. Service was good, with only a couple of lapses; the cheery greeter at the door was Mrs. Soo, we learned. The only real fault was a busboy running food during the din-ner hour Â„ he mistakenly called the dish ÂShort ribs with masaman,ÂŽ rather than panang. A few lags in service were because of full-house crowds Â„ reservations are recommended, especially on weekends. A new pastry chef is part of the team here; he works off premises and had pro-duced a small cake with pastry cream, but we were too full to enjoy the slice sent by the chef after our check had come. Note that gluten-free menu items are available here; call ahead to find out exact-ly whatÂs offered as items change. Full disclosure about this review: Chef Charlie Soo knows me as a food writer from a previous restaurant in town, but none of his staff at Talay Thai does, and I was not recognized in my party until we had paid our check. As he does most nights, he had come around to every table to check on diners. Tucked into a back corner, we were the last table he visited. So throughout the meal, I was able to observe the service and plates going to other tables as well Â„ any special treatment would have been obvious. As always, I paid my full tab; Florida Weekly then paid me. Q A number of chefs in the area are lacing up their running shoes and hitting the pavement a few times a week, preparing for the Palm Beach Marathon set for Dec. 5 along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach. Jeff Simms was going to be one of them. ÂIÂm injured, so I have to sit this one out.ÂŽ The BreakersÂ executive chef for banquet operations, Simms oversees marathon hours of kitchen work and battalions of chefs who prepare meals for hundreds at a time at the Palm Beach resort. But an inflamed tendon on the bottom of his foot has shut him down from the real marathon. ÂI had the same thing on the right foot, and it required surgery, so I guess IÂm going to have to go through that before I can run again, but the doctor said abso-lutely no marathon.ÂŽ HeÂs not a stranger to the marathon. He first started running four years ago in an effort to lose weight and then entered the race. ÂI initially weighed 255, and lost down to 180 or so; now itÂs crept back up as IÂve quit running. As soon as I can, IÂll start training again.ÂŽ When he is running, he runs with other marathon trainers and some chefs, includ-ing Geraldine Doyle, a chef at The Bistro in Jupiter. ÂShe just did the full marathon in Ireland. It was pretty amazing Â„ she did well,ÂŽ Simmons said. ÂCaroline Willems, one of the restaurant managers, is a phe-nomenal runner. SheÂs super fast.ÂŽ In training mode, Simms eats a formula diet that he calls 40-40-20 Â„ thatÂs 40 percent grains and starches, 40 percent vegetables and 20 percent lean protein. ÂItÂs a balance. You always eat before you exercise, too Â„ a 100-calorie snack or something in your stomach. Why? You end up burning muscle instead of fat, oth-erwise.ÂŽ He does no carb-loading as in early days of marathoners, who tanked up on spa-ghetti and rice and even candy. ÂThatÂs long gone. Now, you have a bagel with peanut b utter and blueberries Â„ thatÂs my snack, with whole grain bread. When youÂre actually running, you eat the power bars and gel packs of glucose and proteins every 45 minutes. Goo is the brand most use, but power bar makers have their own gels as well. The liquids get into your system faster,ÂŽ he said. He also entered his first couple of triathalons last year. ÂI learned more from doing those, really. You canÂt eat a lot of meats or vegetables the week before Â„ it upsets your stomach. TheyÂre hard to digest, so you want to put easy things on your stom-ach in the days leading up to it.ÂŽ Chef Ricky Gopeesingh, executive chef at Jupiter Beach Resort, will be doing his first half-marathon this year. ThatÂs 13.5 miles. The Trinidad native has been running since he was a boy on the Caribbean island, he said. Now, ÂItÂs a stress reliever for this business,ÂŽ he laughs. ÂI did some friendly races when I was in Nevada, but IÂve never been one to run long distances, so this is something new for me. Before it was just one of those things you did with a party afterward Â„ mostly for bragging rights.ÂŽ HeÂs training with some of the others of his kitchen team Â„ Amy Simpson, the resortÂs banquet manager, and Jonathan Lester, the catering director. ÂWe do short runs Â„ five to six miles during the week, then on weekends, 10 to 12 miles.ÂŽ His training diet? ÂI donÂt really have one. WeÂre all just conscious of what we eat. I donÂt go back for that second helping any more. We donÂt want to win the mara-thon, just complete it, so weÂre not going to carb up. I do get up early enough to eat a bowl of oatmeal before a long run; it sticks with you. But you donÂt want to run with anything heavy in your system.ÂThe main thing is to be well hydrated. When you run on weekends, they have water stations set up along the routes. It really helps provide a boost during your run.ÂŽLike Simms, he also goes for the Gootype supplements. ÂThey help refresh the electrolytes in the body.ÂŽ He runs a course in Jupiter from Donald Ross along State Road A1A to the tip of Jupiter Inlet and back. ÂItÂs a nice little course, gets you warmed up.ÂŽ Q Talay Thai Cuisine >> Hours: Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m.9 p.m., Saturday, 5-9 p.m.>> Reservations: Accepted, suggested >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Lunch, $4-$11; Dinner, appetizers, $4-$10; entrees, $14-$28 >> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Booths, tables and bar>> Specialties of the house: Short ribs panang curry, pad Thai, pad Drunken and pad Siew; jumbo scallops with curry, Florida lobster pad Thai, masaman duck>> Volume: Low >> Parking: Free lot >> Web site: www.talayonpga.netRatings:Food: ++++ Service: +++ Atmosphere: ++++ 7100 Fairway Dr. (in L.A. Fitness plaza), Palm Beach Gardens(561) 691-5662 +++++ Superb ++++ Noteworthy +++ Good ++ Fair + Poor in the know O FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE jan NORRIS firstname.lastname@example.org Fare is tantalizing, traditional yet eclectic at family-run Talay ThaiChefs make simple menus for running from kitchen to marathons BY JAN NORRIS____________________jnorris@Â” oridaweekly.comMAUREEN DZIKOWSKI / FLORIDA WEEKLY The brightly lit dining room is on three levels and still feels somewhat intimate.
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