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Like a proud new father, Charles Barrowclough points out the pavilion where the visitors gather before their tour on the Barley Barber Swamp boardwalk. There was a lot of work to get it looking like this,Ž he said. The Boy Scouts came out and got it done over several weekends.Ž Fallen limbs, invasive plants and a lot of animal scatŽ had to be cleared and repaired for the grand reopening of the swamp to public tours in early November, he said. The old-growth bald cypress swamp that sits on lands owned by Florida Power & Light Co. was a popular natural attraction, opened to the public in 1980. Homeland Security closed it after Sept. 11, 2001. When we closed, there were more than 5,000 people going through here each season,Ž said Mr. Barrowclough, director of the Treasured Lands Foundation. Its really an important educational and envi-ronmental asset for the state.Ž Treasured Lands Foundation, a group of conservationists, and FPL preserved the swamp, and in 2008, FPL addressed secu-rity issues to allow its reopening. But nine years of limited maintenance, several Swamp walk: See a 900-year-old cypress treeBY MARY JANE FINEmj“ ne@” BY JAN NORRISjnorris@” C.B. HANIF A2 OPINION A4 PETS A11MUSINGS A6 BUSINESS A16 NETWORKING A17-19REAL ESTATE A21ARTS B1 EVENTS B6-7 FILM REVIEW B11SOCIETY B12-14 CUISINE B15 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. Vol. I, No. 13  FREE WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: JANUARY 6, 2011 Feline mythsCats are just plain different and you should know how. A16 X Slice of New YorkCortazzo’s serves top-notch pizza in Lake Park. B15 X Gardens SocietySee who’s out and about in Palm Beach County. B12-14 X Beastly reduxA re-invented ‘Beauty and the Beast’ plays the Kravis. B1 X URE, EVERYONE KNOWS YOU CANT please all of the people all of the time. But, hey, art per-son, were talking about Art in Public Places, so you gotta try, right? No offensive nudes. Nix on political statements. Ditto, religious refer-ences. Forget avant-garde. And that leaves . what? Rainbows and daisies and sad-eyed puppy dogs? Well, not in Palm Beach Gardens, but there is a balance to be sought. And layers of approval to be met, first by the citys seven-member advisory board, then by the city council itself. It has to be kind of SCOTT B. SMITH / FLORIDA WEEKLYFree swamp tours are available through May. INSIDE THEPEOPLE’SARTThe Gardens’ policy on public art gives residents many treasuresSSEE ART, A8 X SEE SWAMP, A14 XV “The Obelisk” changes from day to night and is adorned with nearly 90,000 marbles. V “Stack 45,” by artist Mark Fuller, is found in front of the city hall complex on Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens and is a tribute to a friend who loved 45s.

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Appointment required, call 626.9801 today. FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 COMMENTARY Panera Bread was our favorite hangout. Usually the PGA or Northlake Bou-levard spots. Wed catch up and enjoy each others company while solving the problems of the world in two hours or less. My friends Bob and Gus and I had a good thing going a couple of years ago, regularly meeting once a week for a breakfast bagel and coffee and such. We got out of the habit when Gus and wife Mary headed north for the season. When they snowbirded back down I was swamped with various projects and have been busier since. But something has me thinking we should gear up again. Quick. Its Panera Breads pay-what-you-can concept. The idea raises the possibility that we could slide out the door without having to ante up the modest cost of our meals. Or, we could contribute more than the suggested retail price, helping make up the difference for others. In May the St. Louis-based bakerycaf chain, formerly the Au Bon Pain and St. Louis Bread companies, con-verted one of its more than 1,400 eat-eries into a non-profit St. Louis Bread Company Cares Caf. The model eatery in Clayton, a St. Louis sub-urb, essentially allows people who need dis-counted or free food to get it no questions asked. Take what you need, leave your fair share,Ž says a sign at the door. People who cant pay are encouraged to volunteer. Theoretical profit revenue will go to the nonprofits charitable efforts. Panera Chairman Ron Shaich says the plan is to open Panera Cares Cafs in every community where theres a Panera.Ž So Im thinking Id better round up the guys in case Mr. Shaichs next pay-what-you-wish „ or what you will? „ location is a place near here. But could Paneras donation box in lieu of cashier model work here? Is South Florida ready for this? Is Amer-ica? Where recently, some millionaires and billionaires acknowledged that they hardly need another tax cut given that much of our country is suffering a depression „ yet got one anyway? Not waging class warfare here, folks; Im just saying I can hear some loyal reader dissing Paneras organic-ingre-dient, antibiotic-free, fresh-baked daily, sandwich-and-soup fare „ and me: Sure, C.B., whadda you know about fine dining?Ž Well, true, unlike Stevie Wonder I havent been to Iraq, Iran. But I have eaten „ dined, even „ at street cafs along the Champs Elysees. I recall hav-ing, on one such occasion, Coca Cola and french fries. You know, The Real Thing. Since then Panera, whose Spanish name translates as bread basketŽ has captured this fan by shifting the fast-food concept closer to sit-down restau-rants. Replete with free Wi-Fi. And with comfy sofas and chairs amid the tables. In a casual-dining, meeting-place atmo-sphere that encourages folks to linger. Weve been considered the poster child for the collapse of McDonalds,Ž Mr. Shaich told told the St. Louis Post… Dispatch. Its so ludicrous. McDonalds prob-lems were created 10, 15 years ago. They focused too much on convenience and not on the food peo-ple want.Ž Panera has since found its niche with nearly $3 billion in annual sales and, according to the St. Louis Business Journal, the best performing res-taurant industry stock since it went public near-ly 20 years ago. Given the companys sound corporate DNA, its hardy surprising to find such a major example of the new non-profit thinking, in which a business operates partly as a charity, leveraging its core service to do community service and philan-thropy, rather than just writing a check. St. Louis is as close as Ive gotten to Paneras Clayton trial run. But the Internet is close enough to let me know that early reports have the nonprofit caf off to a good start. Its exactly the kind of philosophy our nation should be grasping. Its not a charity, its a caf of shared responsibility,Ž Mr. Shaich said recently. But will the lady leaving $20 for her cup of coffee outweigh the one order-ing sandwiches for seven and leaving $2? Well never know until were tested. Q We should all grasp Panera’s ‘pay what you wish’ philosophy c.b. HANIF O cbhanif@floridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTO Ron Shaich, chairman and CEO of Panera Bread


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PAGE 4 FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 OPINION President Barack Obama signed a slew of bills into law during the lame-duck session of Congress and was dubbed the Comeback KidŽ amidst a flurry of fawning press reports. In the hail of this surprise bipartisanship, though, the one issue over which Democrats and Repub-licans always agree, war, was completely ignored. The war in Afghanistan is now the longest war in U.S. history, and 2010 has seen the highest number of U.S. and NATO soldiers killed. As of this writing, 497 of the reported 709 coalition fatalities in 2010 were U.S. soldiers. The website has carefully tracked the names of these dead. There is no comprehensive list of the Afghans killed. But one thing thats clear: Those 497 U.S. soldiers, under the command of the Comeback Kid,Ž wont be coming back. On Dec. 3, Commander in Chief Obama made a surprise visit to his troops in Afghanistan, greeting them and speak-ing at Bagram Air Base. Bagram is the air base built by the Soviet Union during that countrys failed invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. Now run by U.S. forces, it is also the site of a notorious detention facility. On Dec. 10, 2002, almost eight years to the day before Obama spoke there, a young Afghan man named Dila-war was beaten to death at Bagram. The ordeal of his wrongful arrest, torture and murder was documented in the Oscar-winning documentary by Alex Gibney, Taxi to the Dark Side.Ž Dilawar was not the only one tortured and killed there by the U.S. military. Obama told the troops: We said we were going to break the Talibans momen-tum, and thats what youre doing. Youre going on the offense, tired of playing defense, targeting their leaders, pushing them out of their strongholds. Today we can be proud that there are fewer areas under Taliban control, and more Afghans have a chance to build a more hopeful future.Ž Facts on the ground contradict his rosy assessment from many different direc-tions. Maps made by the United Nations, showing the risk-level assessments of Afghanistan, were leaked to The Wall Street Journal. The maps described the risk to U.N. operations in every district of Afghanistan, rating them as very high risk,Ž high risk,Ž medium riskŽ and low risk.Ž The Journal reported that, between March and October 2010, the U.N. found that southern Afghanistan remained at very high risk,Ž while 16 districts were upgraded to high risk.Ž Areas deemed low riskŽ shrank considerably. And then there are the comments of NATO spokesman Brig. Gen. Joseph Blotz: There is no end to the fighting season. ... We will see more violence in 2011.Ž Long before WikiLeaks released the trove of U.S. diplomatic cables, two key documents were leaked to The New York Times. The Eikenberry cables,Ž as they are known, were two memos from Gen. Karl Eikenberry, the U.S. ambassador in Afghanistan, to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, urging a different approach to the Afghan War, with a focus on provid-ing development aid instead of a troop surge. Eikenberry wrote of the risk that we will become more deeply engaged here with no way to extricate ourselves, short of allowing the country to descend again into lawlessness and chaos.Ž A looming problem for the Obama administration, larger than a fraying international coalition, is the increasing opposition to the war among the public here at home. A recent Washington Post/ ABC News poll found that 60 percent believe the war has not been worth fighting, up from 41 percent in 2007. As Congress reconvenes, with knives sharpened to push for what will surely be controversial budget cuts, the close to $6 billion spent monthly on the war in Afghanistan will increasingly become the subject of debate. As Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz repeatedly points out, the cost of war extends far beyond the immediate expenditures, with decades of decreased productivity among the many traumatized veterans, the care for the thousands of disabled veterans, and the families destroyed by the death or disability of loved ones. He says the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will ultimately cost between $3 trillion and $5 trillion. One of the main reasons Barack Obama is president today is that by openly opposing the U.S. war in Iraq, he won first the Democratic nomina-tion and then the general election. If he took the same approach with the war in Afghanistan, by calling on U.S. troops to come back home, then he might truly become the Comeback PresidentŽ in 2012 as well. Q „ Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!,Ž a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 800 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier,Ž recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.‘The comeback kid’ and the kids who won’tThe text of ObamaCare is dry and legalistic, except when it summons the majesty of the King James Bible to intone imperiously, the secretary shall ...Ž The secretary in question is the secretary of health and human services, Kath-leen Sebelius, who shallŽ and mayŽ do all manner of things to complete the great unfinished canvas that is ObamaC-are. As George W. Bush might say, Sebe-lius is the decider.Ž In the discretion shes granted to remake American health care, she rivals Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey as the most powerful woman in America.The New York Times reported the other week that HHS has created a ver-sion of the death panels,Ž in Sarah Pal-ins famous coinage, that were stripped out of the law after an uproar in 2009. Why did we bother having that fight, with all its fiery accusations, if Kathleen Sebelius and her underlings could sim-ply act at their discretion? Our civics textbooks tell us we have a system of representative government, accountable to the peop le, to adjudicate just such intensely contested questions. The textbooks are wrong „ they fail to account for the Rule of Sebelius. Her HHS decided Medicare will cover end-of-life consultations as part of ObamaC-ares annual wellness visits.Ž Sebelius not only gets to make this call, she gets to don the Dick Cheney Shroud of Secrecy to do it. As The New York Times notes: Congressional supporters of the new policy, though pleased, have kept quiet. They fear provoking another furor.Ž Ah, yes, the danger of public information: It might crimp the work of Kath-leen Sebelius. Philip Klein of The Ameri-can Spectator counted 700 references in ObamaCare to the secretary shall,Ž 200 to the secretary mayŽ and 139 to the secretary determines.Ž Last month, HHS announced that premium increases over 10 percent next year are unreasonable.Ž It earlier had warned insurers it would have zero toleranceŽ for unjustified rates increases.Ž Why? Because Sebelius says so. The Obama administration has issued more than 100 waivers from provisions of ObamaCare, a sweeping round of exceptions. Why? Because Sebelius says so. The regulatory state isnt anything new, but the Obama administration is broadening and deepening it as a matter of philosophy and exigency. The admin-istration has progressivisms taste for rule by self-appointed experts, and now it has little choice but to work around a Republican-held House of Representa-tives to pursue its goals. The Environmental Protection Agency plans to move to limit greenhouse emissions from power plants and oil refineries in response to Congress resis-tance to passing a cap-and-trade law. As President Barack Obama put it, theres more than one way of skinning the cat.Ž He might have elaborated: Theres the democratic way, and the administrative way. The EPAs move is more auda-cious than anything yet attempted by Sebelius; its as if Congress had declined to pass ObamaCare, and Sebelius had gone ahead and begun implementing it anyway. All of this is deeply corrosive of selfgovernment. From we the people ...Ž to the secretary may ...Ž is a triumph of bureaucracy over republicanism. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The rule of Sebelius amy GOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly O rich LOWRY Special to Florida Weekly O GUEST OPINION PublisherMichelle Nogamnoga@floridaweekly.comManaging EditorBetty Reporters & ColumnistsC.B. HanifJan Norris Hap Erstein Dan Hudak Tim Norris Mary Jane Fine Scott Simmons Bradford Schmidt Artis Henderson Jeannette Showalter Bill CornwellPhotographersScott B. 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The actual achievement of final result goes beyond possible into real effect. Some say that the influ-ence on affect is measureable. Others say that is impossible. Pick your poison. In the face of this inquiry, I am impassible. Unlike the essay inquiry of James, my free will nonplus is how any one mind can know any two things. Or any old thing. At all. In 1895 James posed the possible multiverse hypothesis. From this point Fish die belly-upward and rise to the surface. It is their way of falling.Ž „ Andre GideWilliam James studied and taught medicine, physiology and biology. Later he, in his own words, drifted into psy-chology and philosophy from a sort of fatality,Ž a soul sicknessŽ in which he was no stranger to intense suicidal ide-ation. James believed that being useful is what makes beliefs true. The useful is freely possible. He wrote that his first act of free will was to believe in free will. For James, free will was choosing to sustain one thought when he could be having a possible other. James had a mind spacious enough to hold widely disparate thoughts. For James, atomistic physiological brain changes form complex ideas. And that functional perspective was embraced by spiritualism, held together by soul. In that wide inner world, James strug-gled, precisely, with delineating how it is possible that two minds can know one thing. Perhaps it was in the transformative creativity of philosophical play that James inoculated himself against MUSINGS Mithridate„ 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. t r a p h l Rx of view, everything that could have happened but didnt has occurred in another universe. 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Mr. Gerdson claims various stress disorders (over, per haps, finding a job?) and had until now stymied efforts to evict him by filing claims before human rights tribunals. Ricardo West, a professional Michael Jackson impersonator (who staged Michael Lives! The Michael Jackson Tribute ConcertŽ) was charged in August in Allen Park, Mich., with 12 counts of child molestation. Q Gastronomical wonderFredrik Hjelmqvist, 45, owner of an audio shop in Stockholm, demonstrated in November his system of broadcasting music from his stomach. He swallowed a plastic capsule containing a battery-operated audio set-up, then connected an amplifier to a stethoscope and held it against his belly, and began playing recorded music, including the Village Peoples YMCA,Ž until the battery died three hours later. Mr. Hjelmqvist admit-ted that the audio quality was poor but still hopes to sell the system for the equivalent of about $17,000. 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Though Ms. Clark denied she had been neglectful, the mothers pet parrot might have dis-agreed. According to the police report, the parrot, in the mothers bedroom, continually squawked „ mimicking Help me! Help me!Ž followed by the sound of laughter. Q Do they know? An October Houston Chronicle review of authoritiesŽ on animal con-sciousnessŽ suggested that perhaps dogs are embarrassed when their owners dress them in tacky Halloween costumes. Pet PsychicŽ maven Sonya Fitzpatrick said she was certain that some feel shame at their owners poor fashion sense, but another practitioner said dogs reactions were probably only to their physical discomfort with the clothing itself. A conservation organization in Chinas Sichuan province routinely dresses caregivers in panda suits to socialize baby pandas that have lost their mothers so that the babies do not become accustomed to humans. 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PAGE 8 FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 milquetoast to a degree,Ž says sculptor Mark Fuller, who has created two-dozen-plus pieces for the city, more than any other artist. If you plan on making a liv-ing, you have to do stuff thats com-mercially viable.Ž And that he does, but never without the WOW factor. Here, let him demonstrate. His back is out of whack today „ he wrenched it, moving a sofa „ but he gamely climbs into his Volkswagen CC to conduct a mini tour. The outside tem-perature registers December, but hes got the heat cranked up to August as he heads toward The Obelisk,Ž a gleaming 36-foot-tall objet dart, its lower portion fashioned of polished stainless steel its upper studded with 89,986 custom-made, clear-glass marbles, and all of it winking with reflected sunlight. Stop by in daylight and its a mirror, reflecting the Australian pines across the way, one of the citys countless pink Mediterranean buildings and the PGA flyover. Stop by at night and the com-puter mechanism tucked inside performs a six-minute-long light show capable of painting the piece, Mr. Fuller says, with 12 million different colors. Most people dont realize its public art,Ž he says, inspecting a small dent on its west-facing side. Deliberate van-dalism? Some kid testing his aim with a rock? Even when an artist works at people-pleasing, shunning will hap-pen, along with squabbles and quizzical glances and rude remarks and, well, a simple failure to understand. Anytime you have something visual, everybodys got an opinion on it,Ž Mr. Fuller says. And, inevitably, those opin-ions will include, You call that art?Ž Contiguous CurrentsŽ by Greek-born artist Costas Varotsos is one such piece, a magnet for unflattering comments. The sculpture stretches out along Military Trail, behind the citys municipal complex, a sinuous line of curving metal with turquoise patches that suggest pools of water. Its nick-name, The Wave, is not intended as a compliment. People have said to me, I hate that Wave,Ž says Councilman Eric Jablin, the citys liaison to Art in Public Places. Its a large piece, very modern. Its untradi-tional, but the artist is a world-renowned artist who has pieces all over the world.Ž Mr. Varotsos has pieces in the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens and the Musee dArt Moderne et dArt Contemporain in Nice, France, among other prestigious venues. Mr. Fuller is a fan. People dont understand it,Ž he says. They think its stupid. But I appreciate it. I think its a great piece.Ž Opinions are an expected element of art. Art wants to make people think. It seeks to expand a viewers mind. Its valued here, all laid out in Ordinance 46, Part IV, Chapter 151 of the City Code: WHEREAS, the City of Palm Beach Gar-dens acknowledges the important part the arts play in the lives of its residents and visitors; and WHEREAS, the City of Palm Beach Gardens prides itself in its projects and programs in the visual and performing arts; and . Well, three more WHEREASes later, the code defines works of art:Ž painting, sculpture, fountains, engraving, carving, frescos, mobiles, murals, collages, mosa-ics, bas-reliefs, tapestries, photographs, drawings. City officials do not want to field those My tax money paid for THAT? calls, because those taxes dont pay for that. When they penned the code amendment, it included a wonderful little provision that puts the financial burden on developers: 1 percent of any project that exceeds $1 million. The developer selects the artist and the site and pays for any future maintenance. Art-and-culture is a priority to the city,Ž says Mr. Jablin. That is my thing. I like that to be known.Ž His art appreciation comes naturally: I grew up in New York,Ž he says with a what-else-do-you-need-to-know shrug, and a smile. I went to museums in the city. Every opportunity we have to visit a museum, my wife and I, we do, in every city we go to. I just think artists are spe-cial people. I love what they do.Ž The citys love for art was codified in 1988 (15 years after Miami-Dade County established one of the countrys first public-art programs), and its art in pub-lic places begins in the most public of those places, City Hall, where artist Tim Prentices TryptichŽ hangs from the lobby ceiling, a glittering, shimmering invitation to look up. Mr. Fuller is a fan of the artist, who often creates kinetic pieces, so Mr. Fuller believes this work deserves a better opportunity to show its stuff. The rows of connected silvery squares can, and should, flutt er; they should snake around. Ive always felt the city should have installed fans,Ž he says, to get more of the wind action.Ž At Legacy Place, he utilizes leg action, striding from one work to another, an exercise in styles and creativity. Mr. Fullers oeuvre, as they say in art circles, is not predictable. Take Stack 45,Ž for example, which bears no resemblance at all to The Obelisk.Ž Or to Arc SolarŽ outside the conference center at the Doubletree Hotel. Or to Butterfly GroveŽ at PGA Commons. Or Stent TowerŽ in front of the Palm Beach Gar-dens Medical Center. Or 09.11.01Ž at Memorial Plaza. No, Stack 45Ž has its own story, one related to the man behind Legacy Place and PGA National and BallenIsles, urban designer Hank Skokowski, who also was Mr. Fullers best friend. Hank was weaned on 45s,Ž Mr. Fuller says, gestur-ing toward the outer ring of five black semi-circles that represent vinyl records, and the five different-colored inner circles that represent their labels. Five and five: 55, the age Hank Skokowski was when he was killed in a motorcycle accident in Australia, shortly after the completion of Legacy Place. Tributes to Mr. Skokowski take other forms here, too: a quartet of benches, each a different style, each a nod to the man who meant so much to the city, and to his friend. In each, a pair of Hank Skokowskis shoes, cast in aluminum, represents an aspect of his life: motor-cycle boots, flip-flops, formal shoes, casual ones. The design intent of these benches,Ž reads a small plaque, is to evoke the feel-ing that someone has temporarily stepped away and is expected to be back „ a visual metaphor of Hanks failure to return from a motorcycle touring vacation.Ž The variety of Mr. Fullers work is a point of pride for him. Most of my projects have a rooted meaning,Ž he says. I dont do plop art. I dont do the picture-over-the-sofa kind of generic art.Ž The number of his pieces chosen for display is a point of contention for some observers, and even for the citys advi-sory board. Not long ago, when both of his proposals for city bus shelters were chosen from a group of 58 submissions, he says, you could hear an audible groan. But it was a point system and, by far, I was head and shoulders above all of the others. I can boast about that.Ž The bus shelter project, however, failed to go forward, a saga unto itself „ and also a bit of commentary on public art. The mishigas began with Palm Tran, which expressed an interest in installing more bus shelters along the citys two main thoroughfares, PGA Boulevard and Military Trail. Each roadway hosts one shelter, Mr. Jablin says, hardly enough to meet the demand. Neither Palm Tran nor the city had a budget flush enough, however, to underwrite the project. Then inspiration struck: Why not, Mr. Jablin reasoned, put out a call to area artists to design the bus shelters and pay for them with surplus AIPP money? Allyson Black, the citys resource manager, checked it out: New Orleans boasted artistic bus shelters. Scottsdale, Ariz., built some, too, albeit not without controversy. What better than something practical and artistic?Ž Mr. Jablin asks. The city set aside $40,000 for the artist, plus a $180,000 building budget, for four shel-ters on each highway. But then, WHAM! The bus shelter project got thrown under a bus. GAR-DENS SPENDING $440,000 ON ART TO ADORN BUS STATIONSŽ blared an Aug. 21, 2009 headline on the cover of The Palm Beach Posts Local section. The newspaper did explain „ near the end of the article „ that those thou-sands didnt cost the public a dime; it was money sitting in the AIPP coffers. But it looked bad. You could not convince the general public that it wasnt tax money,Ž Mr. Jab-lin says. Residents made phone calls, wrote letters, turned up before the microphone at city council meetings. It was very frustrating,Ž recalls Cable Neuhaus, chairman of the citys AIPP Advisory Board, to hear people say, over and over, that this was tax money.Ž But the protestations had their intended effect, and the city council voted down its own project. That didnt look good either. The whole brouhaha clearly still rankles, but Mr. Jablin prefers to let the matter rest. That bus has left the sta-tion. You live and learn and you survive to come back another day,Ž he says. This city has become the beautiful city it is not because we are bull-headed. We examine our mistakes and we learn from them.Ž Mr. Fuller is less forgiving.It drives me nuts,Ž he says. The city had close to a million dollars in the pub-lic art fund thats growing cobwebs. That project wouldve put food on the tables of about 30 families for several months. Jeez Louise! They couldve done a better job of getting the word out there.Ž The approval process for public art in the Gardens is generally smoother, more agreeable. The developer selects an art-ist, the artist prepares a presentation with drawings or models or slides of the proposed work, the project receives a yea or nay and, sometimes, a suggestion for modification. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so which beholder, and whose eye, should one trust? In the Gardens, ARTFrom page 1 JABLIN FULLER COURTESY PHOTOArtist Tim Prentice’s “Tryptich” hangs from the city hall lobby ceiling, inviting visitors to look up.


FLORIDA WEEKLY NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 A9 that honor is bestowed upon the AIPP Advisory Board, whose members have a grounding in the arts. Occasionally, its fractious, but not lately,Ž says Mr. Neuhaus, a writer with Entertainment Weekly and People magazine credentials. Art is very subjective. Its a matter of taste, you know, but we have a very harmonious board now. Were usually very close to being unanimous.Ž The carousel created by Carousel Works of Mansfield, Ohio, is an example of that. The committee loved the idea, and no one second-guessed its location in Downtown at the Gardens. Their sole recommendation: Leave one animal unpainted, clear-coated, so riders will know its natural wood, not a plastic pre-fab. But the board neglected to vote on the matter, so the authenticity of those flamingos, alligators, horses and fish will be noted on after-the-fact signage. Safety, not signs, caused concern with Mako SharkŽ at Nova Southeastern Uni-versity, but the issue didnt have much bite, just a heads-up about sharp edges and pedestrian clearance. There have been people on the board in the past who were contentious,Ž Mr.Neuhaus says, but they were conten-tious in life, too.Ž Still, is art-by-committee a good thing? Is it too safe, too ho-hum? Few would suggest that the same criteria be applied to public art as to museum art, but must everyone be an art critic? The 1989 instal-lation of Double RainbowŽ by sculptor Lila Katzen, was the citys first AIPP installation. Its bent,Ž an observer said at the time. But, no, that was the arc of the double rainbow. Its rusty,Ž another onlooker offered. But, no, the sculptures weathered steel was cognac-colored. Mr. Fuller would like to see everyone raise a glass to public art, and he believes that, in general, people do respect it, even if they dont always understand it, or the process that puts it there. Its a gift to the city, from the developer,Ž he says, for the privilege of being able to build here.Ž Q COURTESY PHOTOSV “Contiguous Currents” by Greek-born artist Costas Var-otsos is a magnet for unflatter-ing comments. The sculpture stretches out along Military Trail, behind the city’s munici-pal complex.VDesigning bus stops as works of art was a project considered by Palm Beach Gar-dens. The city backed out after heavy criticism.COURTESY PHOTOSV Artist Mark Fuller also created “Be Right Back,” a sculpture on a bench at city hall. It, too, is a tribute to his friend, as are four additional bench sculptures around city hall.V The “Golf Ball and Tee” can be found, logically, at the PGA of America headquarters, on the Avenue of the Champions. It was created by Ronald Schwab.


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Cats metabolize drugs differently than dogs or people. Its very dangerous to give a cat the same drug that you or I or the dog next door might take, even if its for the same type of problem. Take pain, for instance. Ive seen clients kill their cats by going to the medicine chest and giving their cats aspirin or acetaminophen. The same holds true for parasite treat-ments: Never apply a flea or tick treat-ment or shampoo made for dogs to your cat. Always call your veterinarian first and ask if a particular medication is safe for your cat and at what dose. Q The way cats express pain is different. Well, its not really different. Its almost nonexistent. Its much easier to notice pain in a dog because we tend to interact with dogs directly. We take them on walks and we see whether theyre limping, for instance, or moving more slowly. W ith cats, its much more difficult to see the changes in mobility that signal injury or arthritis. Cats know instinctively that displaying pain puts them at risk from other predators, so they do their best to mask it. That works to their disadvantage when it comes to veterinary care. The signs that a cat is in pain are so subtle that most people miss them unless they are keen observers of their cats. Q Cats need to see the veterinarian. Its a mystery to me why people are so much less likely to provide veterinary care to their cats than to their dogs. Cats are the most popular pets in America, yet veterinarians are seeing a decline in veterinary visits for cats. Thats a shame, because cats need and deserve great veterinary care to ensure that they live long, happy, healthy lives. They might be intelligent and independent creatures, but they cant doctor themselves „ at least not yet. Providing your cat with regular veterinary care is a good invest-ment, and its one of the responsibilities you owe your cat when you bring him into your life. Q Cats may prefer an air of mystery, but being mysterious doesn’t always work in their favor. Some people are born into cat-loving families, while others have cats thrust upon them. And then, of course, there are those who independently make the decision to take up life with a cat. Cat lovers are members of an exceptional club. A relationship with a cat can be joyful, entertaining and sometimes frustrating, but in the end, its always rewarding. Life with a cat is special, if you know what to expect. Cats are so connected to myths and misconceptions that its no wonder they are often misunderstood. I want to help you separate fact from fiction. First and foremost, cats are not small dogs. When you are reading about dif-ferent cat breeds or looking at the per-sonality descriptions of cats at a shelter, you may come across some that are described as doglike.Ž Its true that some cats, like dogs, will follow you around, play fetch or go for walks on-leash. 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PAGE 12 FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 Tara (not her real name) couldnt listen to her mother bad-mouthing the nextdoor neighbor to her friends for another minute. Tara had always found this neigh-bor to be friendly and helpful. She couldnt understand why her mother enjoyed mak-ing fun of herƒ Jordan closed his eyes in disgust as his father berated the coach. Jordan was really upset that the coach didnt play him much during the last game, but the last thing he wanted was for his father to make a spectacle of himself his in front of the entire teamƒ Samantha prayed her mother wouldnt drink too much at the graduation recep-tion. Her entire class and teachers would be there, and when her mother gets going, she becomes loud and boisterous. She could swear her friends are still talking about the time her mother got loaded and picked a fight with Jennas dadƒ Have you ever stopped yourself just as you were about to open your mouth because you realized your children were in earshot? Have you ever noticed that when you are behaving your worst, your children somehow miraculously appear and see it all? When we are caught up in the moment, we dont always consider that our behavior can have a huge impact on our chil-dren, no matter what their age. Our children have strong feelings and are very conscious about how others react to our behavior. They cant help but per-sonalize our actions. If they find our behavior embarrassing, they become self-conscious and ashamed; and may believe that our misbehavior is a negative reflection on them. Most of us start out with the best of intentions. Although we have a huge investment in trying to teach our children right from wrong, we dont always stop to consider that they might form their own conclusions by observing what we dont want them to see. Its easy for us to tell our children what not to do: Dont smoke. Dont drink. Dont lie.Ž We may wish that our children would do what we say, and not pay too much attention to observ-ing what we do. Unfortunately, as we know, it doesnt work out that way. Adolescents, in particular, are extremely sensitive to hypocrisy. When young people recognize that a parent says one thing, and acts another way, it is very disturbing. When they observe their parents behaving poorly, they find them-selves questioning every aspect of their present reality. If they have been invested in believing that their parents behave with integrity, they must now recalibrate their perspective. It takes much more effort and discipline to practice what we preach. Knowing right from wrong, and the consequences of breaking rules, is not enough to guar-antee that we will control our impulses and behave well. Demonstrating matu-rity and self-control will help us teach them to tolerate frustration, inhibit action and to behave appropriately. This is how young people learn problemsolving and communication skills and to become accountable for their actions. Daniel Goleman, a world-renowned educator and author writes, There is perhaps no psychological skill more fundamental than resisting impulse. It is the root of all emotional self-control, since all emotions, by their very nature lead to one or another impulse to act.Ž He has written extensively about Emotional Intelligence,Ž a trait he describes as a set of skills, including con-trol of ones impulses, self-motivation, empathy and social compe-tence in interpersonal relationships. Even if youve been remiss in your behavior, its not too late to become a good example. Dont worry that it will seem hypocritical of you to change your behavior mid-stream. You can actually come clean, and let your child know that you are committed to the hard discipline and restraint of making concerted changes. If you were to say, Ž I know I can be hot headed when something really upsets me, but Im working on keeping my cool,Ž you are communicating a powerful mes-sage that you recognize the importance of maintaining appropriate control. When you are in the midst of trying situations, you can even share with your child how frustrated you are; but that you are work-ing hard to find alternative means for dealing with your upsets. We know that our children often put us on a pedestal, expecting us to be better than we are. They count on us to show them the way, and to have a moral com-pass that they can emulate and follow. The responsibility can be awesome. However, these expectations can nudge us to behave better than we might have otherwise. Q „ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. A Palm Beach Gardens resident, she holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached at her Gardens office at 630-2827, or online at HEALTHY LIVING linda LIPSHUTZ O llipshutz@floridaweekly.comIt’s not too late to “do as I do” for your childrenHere we are in 2011. Most all of us are trying to adjust to the new economic real-ity. U.S. foundations are not immune from this exercise. The cautious pronounce-ments regarding the state of the nations economy have grown more optimistic these past weeks. It was buoyed on the wave of an up-tick in holiday shopping that signaled growing consumer confi-dence. This modest boost in economic activity is indeed welcome news, though it is clear that South Florida is far from home and a long way to go in its journey toward economic recovery. Though the Great RecessionŽ was declared by economists to have officially ended last year, it still feels as though we got up as a nation from a holiday table having indulged in every manner of rich and delicious fare; and now, with our guests departed, we return to our kitchens to face the vast pile of dirty dishes, pots, and pans, the countertops overflowing with leftovers, all of which signal an unrestrained, over-the-top, cel-ebration. Taken as a metaphor for our economic recovery, the gilded goose has been followed by an aftermath of millions of families doing kitchen clean-up duty, as they struggle to set their houses right and return to some state of normalcy. Their pampered guests, meanwhile, have gone on to the next party, oblivious to the scene of chaos left behind. A little shopping for the kitchen-weary goes a long way in such circumstances. These past months, my foundation colleagues have shared stories of how they, too, are coping with change, and assessing the impact of a weak economy. A recent report issued by the national Foundation Center tells the story in broader strokes. The sum of their introspection is that the recession has significant consequences for foundation operations. Expect grant-making programs to be re-engineered. The report confirms, not surprisingly, some grant makers expect the downturn to have a lasting impact, unable to bounce back from the erosion suffered as a result of the markets having gone awry and being caught with too much of a bad thing. Those stories resonate here at home. For others, the decline in assets is sufficient reason for some private foundations to take the step to give greater focus to grant making, closing their doors and alterna-tively roll assets over into a donor advised fund. The effect of the transition is to minimize administrative expenses and increase grants dollars dedicated to grant making. In such circumstances, the Com-munity Foundation serves as an interme-diary making the conversion for private foundations to a donor advised fund easily accomplished. Thus donor advised funds enable private foundation philanthropy to flourish still but within a charitable infra-structure that eliminates the overhead required to sustain a retailŽ office. In addition to its general assessment, the report also ventures a forecast for trends in foundation giving for 2011. It states slightly more than half of all survey respondents indicate their grant making will remain flat, with about 25 percent of respondents expecting a modest increase in giving for the coming year. Corporate giving is expected to rise, assuming busi-nesses continue to sustain and grow in profitability. A smaller percentage of the foundations participating in the survey are less optimistic and expect their grant making to be lower than in years past. Overall, the forecast for future giving is somewhat anemic but the report under-scores signs of new life emerging among foundations after an economic winter. Organized philanthropy is strongly intact but you should expect significant adapta-tions in their approach to and practice of philanthropy. You are likely to be hearing much more about strategic grant making and witness the narrowing of priorities for which funding is available, not unfore-seen news to those already experienced in grant seeking. There are also among foundations significant rounds of belt-tightening going on to shed administrative pounds perhaps more readily acquired and more easily borne in more prosper-ous times. New Years is traditionally the time for resolutions. I know full well that most are seldom tethered sufficiently to the resolve necessary to materialize their success. But I remain optimistic. We all have the capacity within our reach to connect our caring with an act of giving. My resolution is to do a little more of that and, hopefully, see it paid forward many times over for a happy New Year for all. Q „ The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is a 501(c)(3) public charity that devotes its resources to building and sustaining healthy, prosperous communities through the power of charitable giving. Since 1972, The Community Foundation has granted over $84 million to the community in the areas of Arts and Culture, Community Initiatives, Community/Economic Development, Education, Environment, Health and Human Services and Intergenerational Programs and more than $5.2 million in scholarships to more than 1,300 students. For more information, visit your community or call 659-6800.GIVING My resolution: Give more so it’s paid forward leslie LILLY President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties O ng. Since mmunity sgrantmillion nity in rts and munity mmuniDevelopn, Envilt h ry or g t h th e g h we trying o m p t r n  t i e. Ž d ren not s erva tely, k ou t a r, are ocrisy. z e that nd act s u r b in g p arents themp ect of ey have a t t h ei r t y, they an d t ate ly p e o s o ni b f l o d a m im p all t rol, b y t h to on e t o a c e xte n t ion a t rait of s k t rol sel ft h y ten c r e l atio E ve n


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The individual portions of the book „ in many cases originally periodical pieces „ are usually well shaped; how-ever, they havent always been recast to flow smoothly into one another, nor are they arranged for maximum effect. The whole is somewhat less than the sum of its parts, but one can savor the parts. The book begins with a history of the Everglades City area (once called EvergladeŽ), figured as Floridas Last Frontier.Ž This introductory section underscores the importance of the key player in the regions history, Barron Gift Collier, and his leadership role in mak-ing development of what became Collier County possible through building a major stretch of the Tamiami Trail. The author details this engineering feat, recognizing the talents of David Graham Copeland. Ms. Sullivan-Har-tungs descriptions of the construc-tion equipment are impressive, as is her discussion of law and order taming a frontier society. She continues to draw the history of the city proper through an exami-nation of its major buildings, their gene-sis and changing uses. Along the way, read-ers are introduced to prominent families and businesses, to significant events and to a way of life in transition. Portraits of pioneers and colorful characters give humor and flavor to the readers journey. The section on Harriet Bedell, Deacon-ess of the EvergladesŽ is particularly intriguing. In a chapter on special events, Ms. Sullivan-Hartung pays attention to the annual Seafood Festival, the dedication of Everglades National Park, the visits of Hollywood filmmakers to the Everglades City environs, the impact of several major hurricanes and the curtailing of the illegal square grouperŽ (marijuana) industry by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The author offers a great deal of variety as she builds our under-standing of Southwest Floridas fringe. Later chapters focus on distinc-tive nearby communities. One treats Choko-loskee Island, notable for the Smallwood Trading Post where commerce with Native American tribes took place and where tiny cemeteries hint at family histories. Once again, readers can enjoy portraits of pioneers and colorful characters, including C.G. McKin-ney, known as The Sage of Chokoloskee,Ž and Loren G. TotchŽ Brown. A chapter on Copeland, Jerome and Lee-CypressŽ reviews these small com-munities, which were not always as small as they are today. Revealed in this section is the fascinating story of the Lee Tide-water Cypress Company, a logging enter-prise that for a decade or so ruled the local economy. Additional treatments of important buildings and colorful citizens flesh out the chapter. Maureen Sullivan-Hartung closes her book with a history of Ochopee, once a modest boomtown with a sizeable packinghouse, and „ as is her pattern „ with a remarkable character portrait, this time of Clara McKay, known as Mama Hokie.Ž Readers, be patient with the stylistic infelicities that threaten, on occasion, FLORIDA WRITERS The hidden world of the receding past in Everglades City y r r s dpr om in en t fa mi li es L f o c tiv e m u tr e l o s no Sm i n co N tr an c a r r e o c t an d Lo re n G  To tc hŽ B ro to undermine this otherwise engaging, vibrant and useful publication. Its a trea-sure of local color. More than 70 black-and-white illustrations, carefully selected and arranged, help bring the many inter-related stories to life. Q „ Philip K. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 A15 SCOTT B. SMITH / FLORIDA WEEKLYRight: Spiders are crawling all over the swamp. The swamp, on land in Indiantown donated by FPL and next to FPL property, was closed after 9/11. It was cleaned with help of a local Boy Scout and reopened in November.SCOTT B. SMITH / FLORIDA WEEKLYTop: A huge cypress tree in Barley Bar-ber Swamp Preserve is believed to be the second oldest in the state. Above: A plaque is dedicated to a late environmen-tal affairs director at FPL.birds began to choke out the native spe-cies. Weve made progress eradicating some of it along the boardwalk, but its an ongoing battle in the rest of the swamp,Ž she said. The goal is to allow the trees to grow, die and regenerate naturally. Several giant dead trees poke up from the water and are home to the many birds that populate the swamp „ red-shouldered hawks, owls, wood-peckers, bald eagles, wild turkeys, and a plethora of water birds that find fishing among the cypress knees an easy task here. Its alive with animals as well „ deer, raccoons, alligators, bobcats and at one time, black bear. Today, wild boars pro-liferate and are the living pests of the swamp „ they root out plants and tram-ple young growth. They do some seri-ous damage,Ž Mr. Barrowclough said. Hunts keep the population down, but theyre prolific breeders. Mans put his stamp here, as well. The giant cypress trees were logged pro-fusely until the 1970s when they came under environmental protection. Today, few giant specimens remain anywhere in Florida. Thats why this swamp is such a treasure and asset to the state,Ž he said. Free public tours are given twice daily, Wednesday to Sunday, from November to May, and the Treasured Lands Foun-dation is beginning to plan a number of other events at the swamp. Weve got a lot of other ideas for tours and activities,Ž Mr. Barrowclough said. We are thinking of putting togeth-er photography tours, maybe a wine event in conjunction with the Seminole Inn, and were planning a program about the edible and medicinal plants in the swamp. For that, well bring in a shaman from the Seminole tribe to describe how these were harvested and used.Ž The swamp, with evidence of human occupation dating thousands of years, was homesteaded in the 1870s. Little is known about Barley Barber, the man the swamp is named for, except that he was a merchant and trader with native Americans and others who lived in the area around the lake. Rumors have it he murdered another man, but no records for the area confirm this. The swamp was part of an FPL purchase in 1972 of 12,000 acres of land a mile east of Lake Okeechobee, the site of the companys Martin County elec-tric plant. The swamp takes up roughly 4,000 of them, and the portion open to the public is 400 acres. The land is still owned by FPL, but now is managed by the Treasured Lands Foundation. Q >> Barley Barber Swamp>> Tours: Free, Wednesdays-Sundays, October to May, 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., by reservation only.>> Reservations: 772-597-3777; www.>> Meet at: Seminole Inn, 15885 S.W. War eld Blvd., Indiantown, half an hour before tour begins.Guided tours begin at the inn, with a 15-minute bus ride, and are approximately 2.5 hours walk-ing leisurely along a shaded boardwalk. Hikers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, and bring water (though it is provided) as well as insect repellent. Restrooms are available at the start and halfway along the tour. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the inn. O in the know


BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESS INDUSTRY A16 WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011In its fullness, wind works wonders. Even gentle zephyrs, given millennia, can tumble rock walls and wear away mountains. On a given day, they drive turbines and kick life into earthbound and aerial enterprises, too. In the last week of December and into the New Year, a north wind was working overtime, 20 and 30 mph, gusts to 35, scouring the byways of Palm Beach County for something to grab. These are creative, enterpris-ing speeds, not the heedless hit-muscle of hurricanes. Ospreys and ravens and fish-eating fowl of all kinds kite on them, hovering, plunging, soaring, as if danc-ing on a string. The brisk breezes serve, too, as natures pruning service, scything off dead brown palm fronds, which skitter and plop across pathways and streets and parking lots, often crying for removal. What the recent winds found, among other things, was a growth industry, a galvanic symphony of sig-nage. Messages were being sent, and the mercurial air-streams were helping to deliver them. Flags, banners, canopies, the newer unfurlings called fence mesh and feather banners, all put print and design into the service of light and air. What starts in the collision of warm and cold ocean currents and air masses and the tilt of the sun-bathed Earth, their makers and users hope, ends in eye-catch-ing invitation. Recent winds had them snapping and writhing, beckon-ing customer. A breezy invite, Marco Tiapago says, should not be mistaken for anything more. This gives you the chance of an audience,Ž he says. A banner, a sign, a wrap, only give you the possibility to talk to some-body. If you dont know how to sell or your product is no good, thats a different story. Word-of-mouth is still the best.Ž Mr. Tiapago might be considered expert in the matter. As owner and president of Expose Yourself, based in Fort Lauderdale, he makes a host of banners, signs and vehicle wraps, those full-color cocoons of image and design that swath cars, vans and trucks, and he markets them to businesses throughout South Florida. He does windows, too, some in a vinyl film that produces an optical illusion: You have a mesh with thousands of holes,Ž he says. On the back, its black, so your eyes just go to the light, to see through. On the front, you see these images, this color, and your eyes fill in the blanks, like with TV tubes.Ž The technology might be new; the idea is wellweathered. Roadside signs have hawked to passersby since the invention of the buggy and the automobile, among them the 1,000-mile reach of South Dakotas Wall Drug (Free Ice WaterŽ) or the 175-mile appeals of South Carolinas South of the Border (Keep yell-ing kids, theyll stopŽ) and the sequential rhymes of Burma-Shave signs (His cheekƒwas roughƒhis chick vamoosedƒand now she wontƒcome home to roostƒBURMA-SHAVEŽ). Even now, Mr. Tiapago says, billboards still command enormous attention and market share. All fall under outdoor advertising,Ž making them prey to the law and the elements. Sun can bleach them, rain or snow and ice soak and crack them, wind push and pull and twist them. In more ferocious gales, an eye-catching riffle can become a fabric-shredding blur; Mr. Tiapago puts the wind limit at 40 to 50 mph. Then they should come down,Ž he says. As it is, motion in the medium can fuzzy the message, and the speed of passing traffic also puts a premium on brevity. If you put a romance there, you wont be able to read it,Ž Mr. Tiapago says. Pizzeria, or Car Wash. That works.Ž Mr. Tiapago has also been blown sideways, himself, by the fickle winds of commerce. He started in the fashion industry in his native Rome, Italy at age 17, printing material for skirts and selling them door-to-door. The pace was fast, the changes and competition dizzying. Eventually he found himself on Palma de Majorca, running a disco business, a tough slog. At Christmas, 1984, Mr. Tiapago visited his sister in Palm Beach. We walk in the bank there,Ž he recalls, and in the water dispenser was egg-nog. There was a lady in there playing harp. Wow, what a country! I love it. I move here.Ž He started a company called Future Creations, eventually combining with another firm into STS Apparel. We had 1,100 employees, in Hialeah,Ž he says. We were doing silkscreen printing, water-base, a technol-ogy I brought from Italy, and plastics and embroidery. We were doing printing of clothing for Nike, Adidas, the Gap, Polo, all the big guys. We opened a plant in Mexico, a plant in the Dominican Republic. After they (the U.S. government) decided to open a trade agree-ment with China, all of the business went away.Ž In 2006 he closed his plants, endured a month or two of excruciating idleness and said, OK, Im going to do a company that the Chinese cant do. Its either you adapt, or you become extinct.Ž We live, he says, in a nation of hope and action. Cmon, nearly all of us have downsized in the last few years,Ž he says. We went through the 87, through the 91, 2001, a lot of crisis. This seems to be lasting a little longer, but we always come out. We all have to adapt to this new America, and we hope that were going to go back up. Thats what the dream of this country is. The worst thing you can do for your business is nothing.Ž He started Expose Yourself with Gary Golin, who came up with the name and later went into other work, citing stress. Mr. Tiapago understood, but his own background had steeled him. I was in the T-shirt business, where someone says I need 17 samples for the day-after-tomorrow, Ž he says, so you have to find the fabric, dye it, cut it, print it, pack it, ship it and have it in New York in two days. So this is easy!Ž Aided by his wife, Cheryl, who among other things handles all the ordering from suppliers, Mr. Tiapago has 17 employees, now, including four artists, and he says, Were doing good. For the vehicle wrap, we use the best product there is, 3M, and they certified us. For the bigger companies, like Disney, we are more appealing. And attention to detail, working with the customer, making sure they get the right product, using our experience, thats what makes our company more attractive.Ž Its products are not always attractive, though, to city leaders and residents. Sign ordinances and restric-tions thread through nearly every municipal code, and Mr. Tiapago and his staff must navigate them as they sell and design and install their work. Any rights of self-expression and legitimate business can run up against standards of decency and decorum. Palm Beach Gardens seems especially chary of flamboyance and flim-flam. The Gardens municipal code, for instance, unfurls an elongate set of require-ments including maximum size, location, design, display and upkeep. The codes authors say they want to facilitate the effective use of signs as a means of communication in the city and to avoid the visual clutter that is harmful to traffic and pedestrian safety, property values, business opportunities, and commu-nity appearance.Ž Mr. Tiapago is not one to insist. One persons eyecatcher, he understands, can become anothers eyesore. There CAN be too much, too many flags and banners, too many images and ads. Viewers tune out. On the tube, for instance, he often cant recall the last commercial. I hate advertising on television,Ž he says. I TiVo right through it.Ž But on busy streets amid flurries of traffic and wel-ters of competing images, a sign on the move might be the best way to attract interest. And wrapping a delivery van or truck in images of your product with website and telephone number is just common sense. The city can tell you not to put stuff on the window, but the city cannot tell you not to put stuff on your vehicle,Ž he says. Thats your delivery. By law, the anti-terrorism law, you need to mark the vehicle with the name of your business, your telephone number and your license number, so by law youre required to mark it.Ž What a city or a society allows in public view is a matter of deliberation. Anyone running a business such as Tiapagos needs to stay alert, flexible and available, to customers and to change. We have to check with the city about their rules, present our plan. Its a lot of work, but its the only way to do it.Ž Part of what keeps him in signage, he says, is the chance to work with customers, one-on-one. He wants not just traffic but face time. Service is personal,Ž he says. Even a client who sends back a product after approving the design should be handled with care. Sign-making, he says, is labor-intensive. At Expose Yourself, artists designing with Adobe Illustrator work with clients and create from scratch. The result spews from an HP Design Jet 9000S printer at up to 1,000 square feet of nylon or vinyl or coated fabric per day, overseen by one person. Here, thats Ben Barrero. When his boss refers to him as the heart of the business,Ž Ben speaks to another mandate: teamwork. If we dont have awesome guys installing it and cut-ting things correctly, it doesnt work,Ž he says. Those are the guys who really make it happen.Ž Says the owner, Its a lot of detail work. Everything is still done by hand, still molded with the heat. A lot of labor. Right here, with this van, a worker named Joe is prepping. Its clean-up; it was wrapped with a different design. He puts on the sealer on the corners, every edge, so the vinyl doesnt lift. Piece by piece, everything has to match, has to fit.Ž What might matter most, though, is what he feels at the end of the day. Money is very important; we all need it. But its important, too, that at the end of the day you can go home and say, I did a good job today, that youre looking forward to coming back.Ž Q Wind... and ecomony and local rules … can play havoc with sign business BY TIM COURTESY PHOTOMarco Tiapago, and his wife, Cheryl Tiapago. Mr. Tiapago, owner of a signage company, can make almost any sign or banner, including vehicle wraps.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 BUSINESS A17 NETWORKING RNS After Hours Networking at Yard House We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” HICKEY/ FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Robin Scher and Stuart Boxenbaum2. Jim Fitzgerald and Heather Struble3. Elizabeth Shoudy and Jackie Rea4. Chris Babin, Chaan Capps and Brenda Ammon5. Karrie Hodgeman and Carol Amello6. Karl Moore, Angela Moore and Tom Schenck7. Marion Lobdell, Herb Lobdell, Linda Gaddy and Laura Cole8. Beth Garcia and Melina Kaufman 145 7 8 6 2 3


NETWORKING Lamborghini of Palm Beach Winter Open House FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 JOSE CASADO/ FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Meir Bitton and Brian Silverman2. Ala Surayeva, Vicki Miller Zinn, and Sandra Bitton3. Nancy and Frank Scala4. Angelika Kouznetzov and Irina Zagorouiko 5. Josh Sagman, Bridget Wells, Nick Roldan and Brandon Phillips JOS E C A S 1 Meir Bitton an d 2. Ala Sura y eva, V a n d Sa n d r a Bi t 3. Nan cy and Fr a 4. A nge lik a K ouz n and Irina Za g o 5. Josh Sagm Nick Roldan an 135 2 4 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@”


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 BUSINESS A19 NETWORKING Lamborghini of Palm Beach Winter Open House We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” CASADO / FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Ric Newman and Maria Sasu2. Kelly Gazo and Reisha Roopchand3. Oliver and Annie St. Dines4. Wolfgang Hoffmann, Gad Bitton, Warren Henry Zinn, Stephan Winklemann and Eric Day5. Loriann Parrinello, John Rodgers and Ann Gold6. Chris Striefel, Tara Langford and Da’vid Abellard7. Crystal Perera and Alex Levinson 1 4 5 7 6 2 3

PAGE 20 FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 MONEY & INVESTINGWoof-woof investing: Applying Dog strategy in 2011Dog owners love their pets and find them beautiful, cute and ever so smart. Despite the platitudes afforded mans best friend, a real dogŽ is an often-used derog-atory expression and, in investment par-lance, has morphed into The Dogs of the Dow,Ž a well-known investment strategy. At the end of each year, the 10 highest dividend-yielding Dow Jones Indus-trial stocks are identified for investment as they are expected to outperform the Dow, the S&P and other broad-based indices of large capitalization stocks in the coming year. The thought process is this: A very high dividend yield offered by a solid, large capitalization company (as suggested by inclusion in the Dow Jones Industrial Index) suggests that stock might be under-valued and that often translates into future price outperformance. The investment strategy worked well in 2010 as these Dogs returned price appre-ciation of 15.5 percent versus the DJIA with 11 percent and the S&P with 13 percent. And six out of the 10 2010 dogs returned above 15.5 percent. Each of 2011s Dogs yields 3 percent or better, a tidy return if one is investing in Treasuries. Generally, a stock trading at a 5 percent or better dividend yield has issues.Ž What might they be? Concern about: a potential dividend cut, continued sub-par growth, etc. Chances are pretty good that one year from now some 2011 Dogs will have rein-vented themselves into Wall Street dar-lings. Which ones? Unknown, but a simple and interesting exercise is to make your paper portfolio selection and then revisit on Dec. 31, 2011. Here is the list and some comments about each. The Doggies winners are two telecom stocks: ATT and Verizon. All non-Verizon investors might be kicking themselves for not buying at Verizons summer lows in the mid-20s. Then, the stock was yielding more than 7 percent, a major divestiture was complete and rumors abounded that an iPhone deal was in the works. High yield, corporate restructuring, and a link to Apples high growth all helped. The lag-gard wasnt going any placeŽ until it sud-denly wentƒ a reminder that screaming buysŽ dont tap you on the shoulder and tell you to buy. Not so clear what the growth trajectory is for ATT; the issueŽ is that Apple is not continuing its exclusive contract with ATT and it is hard to see from where ATT will garner meaningful growth. Next comes the three big pharma companies: Johnson and Johnson, Merck, and Pfizer. Health care is a big growth story ƒ except when health care became a cost-containment story. Sure, further inter-national expansion is knocking at their doorsƒ just at lower prices and generic competition. Food plays would be McDonalds and Kraft. In 2010, the exceptionally well-managed Pershing Square hedge fund held big positions in each. Kraft was interesting because Pershings manager, Bill Acker-man, held Kraft after a mega acquisition (Cadbury) while Buffett was unloading; pretty interesting that two of the all-time greatest investors were at polar extremes on this stock. KFT was up 17 percent in 2010ƒ nominally a Dog but not a real Dog.Also amazing is that McDonalds, another Ackerman pick, has appreciated 22 per-cent in 2010; again, a nominal Dogƒ look-ing more like a beauty queen. (Current positions for the aforementioned hedge fund are not known.) DuPont, up 48 percent in 2010, and Chevron, up 18 percent in 2010, are inter-national cyclical plays; that story seems intact as engines of growth are running strong in India and China. Beating out GE is Intel. Who would ever have thought that the 1990s tech dar-ling would become an industrial Dog? Ther are some caveats on this investment strategy. Historical price Dog performance indicates that it is not always a slam-dunk win-ning or outperforming strategy. Just take a look at the website Secondly, as clearly seen in the price appreciation of DuPont, Chevron, McDon-alds, Kraft, etc., some of 2011s Dogs were stellar price performers in 2010. So what sense does that make? Possibly part of the problem with the Dog theory is that, in more recent years, additions to the list of the DJI 30 stocks has included more companies that are really not industrialŽ; they are technology, tele-com and financial and are growth-oriented stocks that tend not to be big dividend pay-ers. So, in the 1990s the DJI stocks were all applesŽ; now the DJI base is applesŽ and oranges,Ž in terms of orientation towards paying dividends. For instance, McDonalds is a nominal 2011 Dog, having appreciated 22 percent in 2010 while Bank Of America (a DJI stock) is not a 2011 Dog as its yield is only .3 per-cent. However, Bank of America has fallen in value some 11.4 percent. The same is true of the non-performer Cisco that is not a Dog, yet truly barked like a Dog in 2010. At year-end, there are nine stocks DJI yielding under 2.0 percent. These stocks dont rank as Dogs because they dont meet the high dividend yield criteria but many have desultory price performance. For companies that are mature and industrial, a ranking by dividend level probably means much more in Dog theory. As always, talk to your advisers about suitability, need for income and current portfolio allocations. Q „ Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. Her office is at The Crexent Business Center, Bonita Springs. She can be reached at 444-5633, ext. 1092 or jeannette SHOWALTER CFA O THE LEADERS IN LUXURY HOMESSINGER ISLANDLUXURY RENTALS AVAILABLE FOR SEASONOVER $17 MILLION IN SALES FOR 2010WE BRING MORE BUYERS TO YOUR HOME Call Us Today! 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WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 A21 A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE HiddenjewelCONTRIBUTED BY KELLER WILLIAMS REALTYThe Prosperity Pines neighborhood is a hidden enclave of 43 single-family homes perfectly nestled in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens. This gated community cozies up to a 156-acre preserve and is conveniently located near The Gardens Mall, one of South Floridas top shopping destinations. Owners also will enjoy the many dining, entertainment and cultural expe-riences to be found at Legacy Place, Downtown at the Gardens and CityPlace. Its less than five minutes to the beach. Homes in Prosperity Pines range from three to five bedrooms and are from 1,943 square feet to 3,463 square feet. Homes are built of sturdy concrete block, include hurricane shutters, and are outfitted with a standby generator system. Prosperity Pines also has the rare designation of being a natu-ral gas community. Sitting on an oversized corner lot, this home at 222 Lone Pine Drive features four bedrooms with a loft, three full baths, a two-car garage and 2,655 square feet of living space. There is a feeling of openness walking through the double-door entry as the foyer rises up to the extra high ceilings and the large sliding glass doors connect the living areas to the outdoor patio and pool. In the center of the home is the large eat-in kitchen with a walk around island, extra counter space, and oversized solid wood cabinetry. Added later was the custom pool with waterfall and summer kitchen. Another rare feature in a two-story home is the downstairs master bedroom suite included in this San Marino II floor plan. This home is being offered for $449,000. Call Joby Slay with Keller Williams Realty at 667-4171 for additional details or to sched-ule your private showing of this home. Q Clockwise from upper left: The four-bedroom, three-bath home has a two-car garage and open living space.The two-story home has a large master bedroom suite/bath on the first floor.The kitchen in the home, a San Marino II floor plan, includes a walk-around island.The Prosperity Pines community offers many amenities, include playground areas. DERMOT SELLS SINGER ISLAND | Dermot OBrien 561.317.1177


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KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 BUSINESS A23 Cats are favored over dogs when it comes to collecting. Those who devote sales to paintings, figurines and other depictions of animals find that sales are better for cats, then dogs, then horses, then chickens and roosters, followed by pigs and maybe frogs. But birds are probably the most popular of all. Emile Galle (1846-1904) is best known as a maker of cameo glass. He opened his own factory in Nancy, France, in 1873 and made cameo glass, enamel-decorated glass and art glass in the art nouveau style. But he also made unusual pottery from about 1874 to 1904. Galle pottery is not as well-known as Galle glass, and it is rare. Collectors today like all Galle pottery, but most intriguing are his many figures of cats, each about 10 inches long. The cats have human expressions and are decorated with flowers and other designs. The cats sell today for more than $500 if in perfect condition. Q: I have a strange metal pictureŽ made with bullet holes. I have heard that this type of bullet picture might be valuable. Can you tell me something about it? A: Bullet drawings are made by shooting bullet holes into a target. The technique was made popular by Texan Adolph Toepper-wein (1869-1962) in the early to mid 1900s. After a brief stint as a newspaper cartoonist, Cats beat dogs when it comes to Galle pottery terry KOVEL O he performed as a marksman on the vaude-ville circuit and later in a traveling circus. In 1901 he became an exhibition shooter for the Winchester Repeating Arms Co. He and his wife, Plinky, toured the country giving shooting exhibitions for more than 40 years. He ended each show by drawingŽ an indi-ans head with bullet holes shot into a board. Silhouettes of indians, cowboys, cartoon characters and Uncle Sam were made by several hundred bullet holes spaced a half-inch apart on a sheet of tin. Other shooters also made bullet drawings, but those made on tin by Toepperwein bring the highest prices. His pictures sell for several hundred to a few thousand dollars. Q: My clock was made by the Prentiss Clock Improvement Co. of New York. It was hung in the Phillipsburg, N.J., railroad station in 1929. It has square openings at the bottom that were supposed to display the month and date, but the printed pieces are missing. I would appreciate any informa-tion about this clock. Where can I find the calendar parts? A: Calendar clocks have dials or hands that indicate the month, date and day of the week, and sometimes the phase of the moon. They were invented in Europe in the 1600s. John Hawes of Ithaca, N.Y., was granted the first patent for a calendar clock in 1853. Calendar clocks were popular in the United States from the 1860s until the early 1900s. Prentiss Clock Co. was founded in New York in about 1870. It became Prentiss Calendar & Time Co. in about 1880 and Prentiss Clock Improvement Co. in 1897. Prentiss Improve-ment Clock Co. was known for its calendar Any Galle pottery cat is amusing and unusual. This yellow cat has large round glass eyes and small transfer decorations on its body. Even with a hairline crack, the 5-by-10-inch figure sold for $800 at a November Rago auction in Lambertville, N.J. clocks and long-running clocks. Some could run for 60 days before being rewound. Most small clock companies like Prentiss bought clock movements from Seth Thomas and other well-known clock companies. Com-panies that supply parts for clocks are listed in the directory on our website, You also can try searching the Internet for companies that provide replica parts for old clocks. Type the words calendar clock partsŽ into a search engine. Q: A dear friend of mine gave me a demitasse set she received as a wedding gift in 1946. She never used the set. The sets only identification is a paper label on the coffee pot that says Brad Keeler Artwares.Ž The only other Keeler pieces I can find online are animal and bird sculptures and platters with lobster handles. Can you give me more information about dishes he designed? A: Brad Keeler (191 3-1952) started modeling clay figures, mostly birds, in the mid-1930s. By 1939 he was working out of a ceramics studio in his familys garage in Glendale, Calif. Within a short time, the popularity of his lifelike bird figurines led him to lease space at Evan K. Shaws Ameri-can Pottery Co. in Los Angeles. Shaw liked Keelers work so much he included Keelers figures in the giftware line he sold to the trade. After Shaws pottery burned down in 1946, Keeler opened his own plant in Los Angeles and expanded his production lines to include vases, bowls, ashtrays and tea sets. So your set dates from 1946, the year your friend received it as a gift. Keeler died of a heart attack in 1952 and his business closed the following year. Sets of Keeler dishes do not interest collectors as much as his animal figures and lobster dishes. Q T ip: The more a charm for a charm bracelet moves or makes noise, the higher the price. „ 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. Names, addresses or e-mail addresses will not be published. 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. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE B SECTION WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011WEEK at-a-glancePlay intelligentDramaworks pulls off the challenging, intelligent “Freud’s Last Session.” B4 XWas ‘Inception’ the best?Compare your list of 2010’s best movies with our film critic’s. B11 X Sandy days, salty nightsBeing a pimp isn’t easy. B2 XDowntown, get ready to meet Central Park. At least that is the premise of Caffe Duomos New York Broadway and Metropolitan Opera Night. The concert, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8, in Downtown at the Gardens Centre Court, will fea-ture internation-ally known soprano Elizabeth Caballero, tenor Francesco Valpa and baritone Armando Naranjo. The pianist, Cristiano Manzoni, is Andrea Bocellis accompanist. The concert will be in two parts, with popular songs from such Broad-way shows as The Phantom of the Opera,Ž Les Miserables,Ž South Pacific,Ž The Sound of MusicŽ and Porgy and Bess,Ž and arias from such operas as La Boheme,Ž La TraviataŽ and The Barber of Seville.Ž They do these kinds of concerts in Central Park,Ž says Diego Baner, an internationally known singer in his own right and organizer of the concert. This is the first time were trying this in Florida.Ž And Mr. Baner knows his performers well, too. Ive been in this business 25 years. Ive sung with Elizabeth many times. Its kind of a favor to meŽ that she is singing this concert, Mr. Baner says, adding that he may join the ensemble for a song or two. Ms. Caballero, a Cuban-born singer who hails from in Miami, knows her music, Mr. Baner says. If a singer cannot move the audience, then they arent doing their job.Ž And part of Mr. Baners job has been to draw people to Downtown at the Gardens. Mr. Baner is part-owner of Caffe Duomo, a coffee shop that opened in 2009 at the mall. Ive been trying to help the mall by making it a center for arts and culture,Ž Opera concert promises high notes at DowntownBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” SEE OPERA, B4 X TepotsweaedBY HAP ERSTEINherstein@” OU COULD CALL IT BEGINners luck, if there werent so much talent, experience and money behind the Disney organizations first Broadway show „ Beauty and the Beast.Ž In 1994, after repeatedly turning down the idea of creating a commercial stage musical as too big a risk, Disney chief executive Michael Eisner changed his mind. He authorized a reach into the companys animation vault to adapt its Oscar-winning cartoon feature about a spunky bookworm and the furry ogre who holds her captive and woos her. DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER RE-ENGINEER DISNEY’S “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”YSEE BEAUTY, B4 XInset: The Beast, played by Justin Glaser, and Belle, por-trayed by Liz Shivener. COURTESY PHOTOCABALLERO BANER The MashupThe secrets to cooking great burgers and great steaks. B8 X m p

PAGE 26 FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 If prostitution is the oldest profession in the world, then pimping is the oldest managerial position. As long as escorts have turned tricks, men and women have taken a cut for the pro-tection and organization they provide. Now, in this ever-expanding global economy, pimping has gone interna-tional. As part of an investigation on human trafficking, obtained a pimps business plan from a local pros-ecutor. The document „ and I use the term loosely „ consists of a set of hand-written business goals. Stay in high pursuit looking for a prostitute,Ž the author strategizes. Take my game to the next level (from the concrete streets to the executive suites).Ž He wraps up with plans for a global venture: Set-up a international operation (have five hoes on every continent).Ž What shocks me most about the pimp business plan „ other than the terrible grammar „ is its boldly hus-tling nature. Not everyone has the money-making mentality it takes for the thievery and self-promotion pimp-ing requires. Whenever I meet this Pimping ain’t easy Artis HENDERSON kind of person, Im always dismayed „ and awed. So it was on a recent trip out of the country with my mother. On our first day, still weary from the flight, we set out for a tour of the city with an American-gone-native as our guide, a woman who had lived abroad for 13 years and taken to the local culture like a hippo to a riverbed. She had assumed the hustling ways of the people who surrounded her, and she gave no breaks to the American tour-ists who crossed her path. In fact, she gave them a special mark-up, knowing their dollars could handle her steep prices, even with the dismal exchange rate. Toward the end of our city tour, after we had snapped photos at the light-house and bought beaded necklaces in the market, our guide gave us the hard sell. I actually offer a lot of services,Ž she said. She ticked off her local products inventory, the clothes she designs and the tours she runs to neighboring des-tinations. I also can provide escorts,Ž she added.I had been lounging in the back seat of the car, my eyes gritty from the sand blowing in on the hot wind, my deodorant long since having checked out, but I suddenly sat up. Escorts?A lot of women come here traveling aloneŽ „ she cut her eyes at SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTStoo, had straightened in her seat. Ive got a couple of them,Ž the guide continued. One is in his second year of law school. Really smart. A good conversationalist. The otherŽ „ here she looked at my mom „ is a surfer. You know, young and buff.Ž There it was. Our tour guide had become a madam, and my mother and I were the Johns (Jeans?). The car dropped us off at our place, and we tittered as we unlocked the door. Escorts?Ž we asked each other. Who did she think she was? The answer, of course: a pimp. It aint easy, says Ice-T, but it sure pays the bills. Q “...It ain’t easy... but it sure pays the bills...” d g p g e e r t e s h e h e t s d s,Ž k m d n g p v a t too, h a d  Ive g g uide c o s econd y s mart. A Th e o th e my mom y oun g an d T h ere i t b ecome a a nd I were dropped us tere d as we  Escorts? Ž did s h e thi n The ans w a int easy, s t h e b i ll s. Q me „ and theyre afraid to go out at night. I can provide men that will take you out to dinner or to the clubs.Ž I noticed that my mother, Cup of Joe Morning Showwith Joe Raineri As I get older it has become very apparent that more and more thin gs are starting to annoy the crap out of me then ever before. The sad part is I know that many of these things probably shouldn’t but nevertheless, th ey do. I thought I would start a new series of posts outlining some of the things that just drive me crazy lately. See if any of them ma ke you scratch your head and say, “Are you kidding me”. Tons of empty seats, but the person sits right next t o me I went to the Cobb theater in Jupiter this weekend to catch a matine e. There were literally rows and rows and rows of empty seats in the thea ter when the movie started. However, a couple walks in during the previews and with all the choice seating available to them, they decide it best to sit right next to me. I don’t get what people are thinking when they do this. Frankly, it’s creepy. Of all the seats available, why must you plop down right next to me? Did you nd everything you were looking for? It annoys me when I get to the register and a sales cashier asks me “Did you nd everything you were looking for?” It takes every ber within my being to resist the urge to say, “Obviously I did, otherwise would I be standin g in line to pay? Wouldn’t I still be shopping if I was looking for somethin g else?” I just don’t get this question. Attention sales cashiers: If I still am look ing for something, I would be shopping rather than twiddling my thumbs standing in l ine. These are just a few of the everyday situations I run into tha t aggravate me. Now I know I should not let such stupid little things aggravate me, but I can’t help it. What aggravates you? Take a moment and share some o f the more annoying things you encounter by emailing me….Joe@seaviewradio .com and I’ll include them in the weeks ahead. As always, thanks for reading and I hope my sarcastic social commentary on life will at the very least giv e you a laugh. OUR BEST TRUNK SHOWSLuxury Comfort Footwear In the Gardens Square ShoppesMilitary Trail and PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens rrsWWWSHOESPAUSACOM OPEN 10-6 MONDAY THRU SATURDAY, 12-5 SUNDAY Thursday & Friday • January 20th & 21st Wednesday & Thursday • January 12th & 13th


Simply bring this map to the Market, locate all 17 vendors and have each of them stamp their si te. Then bring your stamped map to the Florida Weekly booth and you will receive $4 GreenMarket Bucks to be used for purchase at any booth at the Market and your picture will be taken for an upcoming Florida Weekly issue! Anniversary Scavenger Hunt! Come Celebrate the Gardens GreenMarket’s 9th Anniversary! Sunday, January 9, 2011 • 8AM – 1PMGardens Park • 4301 Burns Road The Gardens GreenMarket inaugural Sunday was January 5, 2003, with 44 vendors and a steady crowd of more than 2,000 patrons. Nine successful years later, we have grown to more than 100 vendors with over 3,000 patrons visiting the Market each Sunday to purchase everything from sour pickles to assorted breads. Many of our patrons come to sample the wonderful break-fast offerings before they purchase fresh produce, owers, plants or handmade crafts. All of our visitors nd the Market a great place to just relax and enjoy the live music offered every Sunday from October to May. In keeping with thespirit of community, we also host our business expo the rst Sunday of each month, highlighting Palm Beach Gardens businesses and the members of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. Our complimentary traditional quilt cake will be on display and cut at 11:00 AM Furthermore, patrons will enjoy live music from the Ben Grisa Quartet. The Market is proud to have brought a sense of community to Palm Beach Gardens over the past nine years. We look forward to many more years with you! Join us and enjoy this Gardens tradition, Sundays through May 1, 2011, from 8:00am to 1:00pm at Gardens Park, 4301 Burns Road. Scavenger Hunt This Weekend at the GreenMarket

PAGE 28 FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 The result? Disneys Beauty and the BeastŽ „ the complete title, if you please „ ran on Broadway for more than 13 years, becoming the seventh longest-running show ever on the Great White Way. More importantly, it began a production pipeline that has included such blockbusters as The Lion King,Ž AIDAŽ and Mary Poppins.Ž Still, with box office receipts proving that Beauty and the BeastŽ enthralls audiences of all ages, the last thing youd think the shows creators would want to do is tinker with the hit they have. But that is precisely what they have done. We were interested in finding out what happens if we re-invent the show and how far can we go,Ž says its origi-nal director, Robert Jess Roth. I went to all the writers and all the designers and I said, Hey, lets brainstorm. What if ƒ? Ž The answer can be seen at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach through Jan. 9, when the new national tour „ call it Beauty and the Beast 2.0Ž „ puts its paws on the Dreyfoos Hall stage. As Roth puts it, Weve re-invented it, even though it wasnt broken.Ž * *In the early 90s, Roth and choreographer Matt West were devising short musical entertainments for the Disneyland theme park, with scenery and cos-tumes and all the challenges of assem-bling a Broadway show,Ž Roth says. Their none-too-secret agenda was to persuade the Mouse Factory to produce a Broadway musical, but every time he broached the subject with Eisner, he got a friendly, but firm turndown. In 1991, with the release of the Beauty and the BeastŽ animated feature, reviews noted how it was structured like a stage musical, thanks largely to the Broadway songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken who had written The Little MermaidŽ two years earlier. Suddenly, Eisner was motivated to gamble on Broadway, asking Roth and West how they would adapt Beauty and the BeastŽ for the stage. So we created a two-hour version of the show, with songs to be filled in later,Ž explains Roth. Wed say, The songs title is this, and this is what it does in the show. And we made a pre-sentation to the board of directors in Aspen, Colorado,Ž fully expecting to be turned down. Instead, Michael said, Wow, great. When does it open? And I said, What? He said, Yeah, were going to do it, and 18 months later we were on Broadway.Ž Disney bet an estimated $12 million on a couple of Broadway novices. I had danced on Broadway, but I had never really developed a show,Ž con-cedes West. Id been in them, but Id never been involved in one from the very beginning.Ž They reported to Eisner and secondin-command Jeffrey Katzenberg, who were actively involved in the venture, but hardly good cop-bad cop taskmas-ters. People wanted to hear that it was that, but the truth of the matter was it really was a great collaboration between them and us,Ž says Roth. And I felt like they were my smart, support-ive producers.Ž West had the challenge of finding ways to make the formerly animated characters, and the movies inanimate objects, dance. What came with the project to me was a style. There was a Busby Berkeley number (Be Our Guest) and yes, there was a waltz to the title song. But we had to figure out a way that the objects could dance. We had to come up with this process of them slowly changing into objects, so that they could have feet and they could move.Ž So I didnt have to say to an actor, You are a fork, Ž adds Roth. I didnt want to do that. We were able to give them some humanity.Ž The Broadway community, wary of the Disney onslaught, was resistant, if not outright hostile, to the shows arrival. We couldnt pay attention to any of that,Ž says Roth. We just had to make the best show we could and hope it would be accepted by the audience, which is what happened.Ž Some of the credit for that should probably go to the Disney marketing machine, but theatergoers did flock to see a beloved movie live and onstage. Now, three years after it closed on Broadway, the show has gone through a makeover. Well, weve grown as artists,Ž says West. When you grow and you devel-op your art and your craft, and youve watched it for those 17 years, you do feel the urge to re-think it.Ž Roth describes the redesigned production as having a lightness and a fluidity, where the original show was a little heavier feeling.Ž The original show was busy with scenery, whereas this one is more spare, which allows more room for dance. And then there is the matter of the yapping wolves of the forest, which felt like what they were, two-dimensional and unmenacing. So we brought in Basil Twist, a genius puppeteer who worked on The Addams Family, and he made beautiful wolves,Ž reports Roth. To say the other ones werent everything they could be is an under-statement.Ž In short, the aim is to retain the enchantment of the original Broadway Beauty and the BeastŽ and to recon-ceive what was a bit enchantment-chal-lenged. What an unbelievable oppor-tunity this has been, that so few people ever get,Ž concludes Roth. Q BEAUTYFrom page 1There is a saying that all you need to produce good theater is two planks and a passion. Perhaps, but all you need for a solid script are a couple of characters in opposition and some thought-pro-voking words. That simple formula is well illustrated by Mark St. Germains two-character debate play, Freuds Last Session.Ž He takes down from the library shelf and from their pedestals Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis and a staunch atheist, and C. S. Lewis, a con-vert to Christianity who would become a renowned religious philosopher as well as the author of such allegorical works as the Chronicles of NarniaŽ series. There is no tangible evidence that these towering figures ever met, but the possibility is posed by Dr. Armand Nicholi in his book, The Question of God.Ž That was what inspired St. Germain to bring them together onstage to hash out whether God is the invention of man or vice versa. In addition, in a free-wheeling 70 minutes, the two great minds discuss the value of sex, the nature of good and evil and the mean-ing of life. Those who require a complex plot should probably look elsewhere, but if you can appreciate some heady talk that spurs you on to consider your own answers to these major questions, then Freuds Last SessionŽ is a seasonal present, bristling with intelligence and humor, tailor-made for you. It is a play that also fits the mission of Palm Beach Dramaworks succinctly, as its catch phrase, Theater to think aboutŽ suggests. Few, if any, other theaters in South Florida would tackle such a script, which this West Palm Beach company helped to develop as it made its way to New York. Artistic director William Hayes helms the assured production, a Southeastern premiere, by focusing on the words and moving his actors about the stage just enough to avoid the sense that the proceedings feel static. He is aided by a couple of first-rate actors who have been on the Dramaworks stage before „ Den-nis Creaghan (Freud), last seen here as the junkshop proprietor of American Buffalo,Ž and Christopher Oden (Lewis), who played physicist Werner Heisenberg in Copenhagen.Ž St. Germain sets the play on a momentous day in September 1939, as Great Britain is drawn into World War II. From Freuds London consulting rooms, to which Lewis has been sum-moned, they can hear transport planes flying overhead and the blare of air raid sirens. From that, they can project the death and destruction that lies ahead. As Freud notes with ironic satisfaction, though, he is likely to miss much of it, for he is in the finals stages of an oral cancer with has eroded the roof of his mouth. He talks with a clinical detach-ment of ending his life, which he will do just three weeks later. Nevertheless, he debates as if his life depended on it, relishing one of the few joys left for him, having a spirited men-tal workout against a worthy opponent. For Lewis, being matched against Freud is an honor he does not take lightly, yet he verbally attacks the frail older man with respect and a touch of sadness. Creaghan demonstrates why he is one of South Floridas most versatile performers, disappearing completely behind Freuds snowy beard and Vien-nese accent. Oden is less of a chame-leon, but he brings the right natural qualities to Lewis and develops an apt combative chemistry with his acting partner. In addition to selecting challenging material „ for its company and for its audience „ Dramaworks has earned a reputation for exemplary design work in its cramped quarters. Resident scenic designer Michael Amico again comes through with a richly detailed, period-perfect set, an iconic office cen-tered around an analysts couch. Add-ing to the atmosphere of the drama just outside Freuds door is the soundscape devised by Matt Corey. Freuds Last SessionŽ is a brief evening, but one densely packed with ideas that draw the audience in and holds it. This is a session that seems bound to be played out wherever the-aters that value substance over empty entertainment can be found. Q “Freud” bristles with intelligence, first-rate performances s i t a  p hap ERSTEIN O THEATER REVIEW >> FREUD’S LAST SESSION, Palm Beach Dramaworks, 322 Banyan Blvd., West Palm Beach. Through Feb. 6. Tickets: $47. Call 514-4042. O in the know >> BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Through Jan. 9. Tickets: $25 and up. Call 832-7469. O in the know he says. And he says that Centre Court at Downtown is the perfect venue. I think it is a very nice thing doing it in open air,Ž says Mr. Baner, who was born in Argentina and has lived in Milan, where musical traditions are centuries old. Mr. Baner now lives in Boca Raton, where he teaches voice, when he is not traveling to sing at opera houses around the globe. He says each of his three previous events has brought 700 to 1,000 people to be serenaded. And by his count, they are happy people. When the concert is over, there is a line of people saying thank you, Ž Mr. Baner says. Q OPERAFrom page 1 >> Caffe’ Duomo’s New York Broadway and Metropolitan Opera Night — 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m., Downtown at the Gardens Centre Court, Palm Beach Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. 340-1600. O in the know COURTESY PHOTODennis Creaghan, left, plays Freud and Chris Oden portrays author C.S. Lewis in the Drama-works production of the play about the father of psychoanalysis.


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:&RQJUHVV$YHQXH/DNH:RUWK Noche Flamenca )ULGD\6DWXUGD\-DQXDU\#30 Trey McIntyre Project )ULGD\6DWXUGD\)HEUXDU\#30 Gallim Dance )ULGD\6DWXUGD\0DUFK#30 MONGER )ULGD\6DWXUGD\$SULO#30Friday Night Dance Series MODERN DANCE The Travelin McCourys 6DWXUGD\-DQXDU\#30 Yasmin Levy 6DWXUGD\0DUFK#30 Turtle Island String Quartet 6DWXUGD\$SULO#30 CONCERTS Saturday Full Contemporary SeriesLQFOXGHV MODERN DANCE PERFORMANCES SOXV 2010/11 SEASON 2010 /1 1 S EASON <$60,1/(9< 7,64 6$9(29(5:,7+$6(5,(668%6&5,37,21 FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Thursday, Jan. 6 Q Starfish & Coffee Storytime Session at the Loxahatchee River Center … 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Call (561) 743-7123 or visit Q Mos’Art Theatre … Screenings of Inspector Bellamy,Ž 1:40 p.m., Inside Job,Ž 4 p.m. Jan. 6. Tickets: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q “Contempo” exhibition … A juried exhibition featuring contemporary art completed within the last two years, Jan. 6-Feb. 12. ArtyBras,Ž an exhibition and silent auction of artist-made bras to support the fight against breast cancer, Jan. 6-Feb. 10, Lighthouse ArtCenter. Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Teques-ta. Admission: free for members; $5 ages 12 and up; free for under 12; free admission to public on Saturdays. 746-3101. Q Tai-Chi for the Turtles … Join Dr. Cini from Atlantic Healing Arts as he leads five weeks of tai chi classes to raise awareness and money for cleaner oceans and happy turtles while helping you find inner peace. Classes run one hour, and participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing. 6 p.m. Thursdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. $10 per person, per class. Call 672-8280, Ext. 107, for reservations; Q The Streisand Songbook … With singer Gloria Loring and the Palm Beach Pops, led by Bob Lappin, 8 p.m. Jan. 6 at Carole & Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, Florida Atlantic Uni-versity, Boca Raton, and 8 p.m. Jan. 9, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $29-$89. Call 561-832-7677 or visit Q Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” … The Academy Award-winning score from the feature film (music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman) and additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. Through Jan. 9, the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Free musical presentation by Palm Beach Central High School in the Drey-foos Hall lobby at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 7. Tickets start at $25; 832-7469. Friday, Jan. 7 Q Mos’Art Theatre … Screenings of Tamara DreweŽ and White Material.Ž Various times, Jan. 7-13. Opening night tick-ets: $6. General admission: $8; 337-6763. Q Lowdown 13 … 9 p.m. Jan. 7, The Orange Door, 798 10th St., Lake Park. Tickets: $10; 842-7949. Q The Best of Bobby Vinton Canceled … Vintons shows, scheduled for Jan. 7 at Eissey Campus Theatre and Jan. 8 at Florida Atlantic University, have been canceled. For refund information, call 561-278-7677 (Eissey) or 800-564-9539 (Boca Raton); Q Downtown’s Weekend KickOff … Music from 6-10 p.m. Fridays. Centre Court, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens. Jan. 7: Datura Street Band. Jan. 14: That Band. Jan. 21: Entertainment 2Nite. Jan. 28: Ever So Clever. 340-1600. Saturday, Jan. 8 Q The West Palm Beach Antiques, Flea and Craft Mar-ket … The 50 or so dealers at the bi-weekly event offer a variety of collectibles, mid-century furniture, crafts and art. Its at Datura Street and Quadrille Boulevard from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 8. Admission is free, and free parking is available in the city parking lot on Datura Street across from the market; 833-4440. Q Kids Story Time … 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Q The Authentically Preppy Lilly Party … Honoring Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau, at the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History, inside the Boynton Beach Mall (near Sears), 801 N. Congress Ave., Suite 483, Boynton Beach. Tickets: $35-$40; 243-2662 or e-mail: Q American Music Series … Free live entertainment 6-10 p.m. Saturdays at Downtown at the Gardens, Centre Court, Palm Beach Gardens. Jan. 8: Broadway to Opera. Jan. 15: Beach Bash. Jan 22: Jazz. Jan. 29: WRMF Acoustic Listener Lounge. 340-1600. Q David Shelley … 9 p.m. Jan. 8, The Orange Door, 798 10th St., Lake Park. Tickets: $10; 842-7949. Sunday, Jan. 9 Q Taste in the Gardens Green Market … Gardens Park, 4301 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 8 a.m. -1 p.m. Live entertainment, produce, plants, flowers, handmade crafts and prepared food and drink items. Free; no pets. For vendor information, call 772-6435. Q Dave & Aaron’s Workout on Stand Up Paddleboarding … 9:30 a.m. weekly, Jupiter Outdoor Center. For reservations, call 747-0063; visit Q The Raging Jews of Comedy … Performance to benefit the American Friends of Magen David Adom. The Rag-ing Jews of Comedy „ Gregg Rogell, Sunda Croonquist, Dan Naturman, Jessica Kirson and Tommy Savitt „ have appeared on the Late Night with David Letterman,Ž the Tonight ShowŽ with Jay Leno, The Late Show with Conan OBrienŽ and com-edy specials on Showtime and Comedy Central. 8 p.m. Jan. 9. Tickets: $35; $16 for students with ID. Call 207-5900; Monday, Jan. 10 Q Sight & Sound … A Conversation about the power of photography and poetry, 5-7 p.m. Jan. 10, Caf Boulud, Bra-zilian Court Hotel, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach. Features nature photogra-pher Robert Glenn Ketchum and poet Stephen Gibson. Presented as part of the Palm Beach Cultural Councils Sixth Season of Culture & Cocktails.Ž Free for Cultural Council members ($175 level and above), non-member $35. RSVP: 472-3330 or Tuesday, Jan. 11 Q Play and Sign … Classes offer a fun way to learn American Sign Language, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through March 1, Community Room, Suite 1108, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens. Sign up at Q Talking Toddlers … Class tailored to toddlers with little or no expo-sure to sign language, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Feb. 8, Community Room, Suite 1108, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens. Sign up at Q Art on the Water … Music and local art, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Riviera Beach Marina, 200 E. 13th St., Riviera Beach. Q Tai Chi for Arthritis … 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at Lakeside Center, 10410 N. Military Trail or 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Class focuses on muscular strength, flexibility and fitness. Drop-in fee: $9; resident discount fee: $8. 10-class pass fee: $80; resident discount fee: $70. 630-1100; Q “The Sound of Music” … The final musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein follows the von Trapp fam-ily as they leave Austria to escape Nazi persecution. Jan. 11-30, Maltz Jupiter The-atre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets: $43-$60; (561) 575-2223. Wednesday, Jan. 12 Q River Totters Arts n’ Crafts … 9 a.m. second Wednesday of each month (next session is Jan. 12), Loxahatchee River Center, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Arts and crafts for kids. Cost: $3; 743-7123. Q Hatchling Tales … 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Q “Forever Plaid” … The four members of an all-male singing group get a second chance to fulfill their dream and perform the concert they never got to in life. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 12, the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25; 832-7469. Q Lighthouse Sunset Tour … Take in the sunset views and see the Jupiter Light turn on to illuminate the night sky second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Next tour: Jan. 12. Visitors get an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom. Tour time approximately 75 minutes. Tours are weather permitting, call for tour time. Must be 4 feet tall to climb, no flip-flops on tour. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Muse-um, 500 Captain Armours Way (Beach Road and U.S. 1), Jupiter. $15 per person, RSVP required, 747-8380 Ext. 101, Q Basic Driver Improvement … 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 12, Safety Council of PBC Inc., 4152 W. Blue Heron Blvd, Riviera Beach. Also held 6-10 p.m. Jan. 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 22, 6-10 p.m. Jan. 26. 845-8233. Q Wimpy Kid Wednesday … 3-5 p.m., Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave, Lake Park. Events and movie. Free; 881-3330. Q Family Game Night … Play along with award-winning party game Wits and Wagers to win gift cards and other prizes.


WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B7 6:30-9 p.m. through Feb. 9, Centre Court, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens. Q Toronto Symphony Orchestra … The ensemble, founded in 1922, performs Gary Kuleshas Torque,Ž Barbers Violin Concerto,Ž Op. 14, and Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 5.Ž Peter Oundjian conducts, and James Ehnes is violin soloist. 8 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. A free pre-concert discussion at 6:45 p.m. with composer Gary Kulesha (TorqueŽ) led by Sharon McDaniel and a musical presentation in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 p.m. Tickets start at $25; 832-7469. Ongoing events Q “Goldie, Max & Milk” … A world premiere by Karen Hartman, through Jan. 16, Florida Stage, the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $40 and up. 585-3433; Q “Freud’s Last Session” … Play by Mark St. Germain, through Feb. 6, Palm Beach Dramaworks, 322 Banyan Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $47; 514-4042. Q “Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee” … Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday. 747-8380, Ext. 101; January events Q Michael Bolton … The singer, on his One World One Love Tour 2011, sings How Can We Be Lovers (If We Cant Be Friends?),Ž When A Man Loves A WomanŽ and How Am I Supposed To Live Without You?Ž 8 p.m. Jan. 13, the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Beyond the Stage: A free musical presentation in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 p.m. Tickets start at $20; 832-7469. Q Bocce Bash … Open play for all levels of skill, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 13 and 27, Downtown Park, Downtown at the Gar-dens, Palm Beach Gardens. 340-1600. Q Showcase the Writing … This event will introduce talented new writ-ers to the public. All genres of work will be presented by professional actors who create the form of story-theater.Ž 7 p.m. Jan. 14, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. $10. 832-7469 or Q Art & Music in the Gardens … Featuring A Walk in the Woods,Ž batik on rice paper and ceramics by Jean God-deau, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 14, City Hall Lobby & Veterans Plaza, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Free; 630-1100. Q Whoopi Goldberg … The entertainer has won an Oscar, a Tony, a Gram-my, a Golden Globe and an Emmy. See her at 8 p.m. Jan. 14, the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Contains adult language. Tickets start at $25; 832-7469. Q Farm-Your-Backyard Vegetable Garden … Workshop is held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 15, Mounts Botani-cal Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Focus is on plants that can still be planted and harvested before the end of summer. $35/members, $45/nonmembers. Lunch and tray of seedlings included. 233-1757 or Q Sixty-five Roses … Dinner dance benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 7 p.m. Jan. 15, The Breakers, One South County Road, Palm Beach. 683-9965. Q The Benjamin School 15th Annual Variety Show … The Best of Benjamin: Celebrating 50 years of Arts at TBSŽ „ featuring more than 150 stu-dents, faculty, parents and alumni. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $20 and $25; 472-3416. Q Voices of Legends in Concert … With Johnny T, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Feb. 5, March 19, MosArt Theatre, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Tickets: $15 advance, $18 evening of show; 337-6763. Q Pilobulus … The group blends dance with acrobatics at 8 p.m. Jan. 15, at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets start at $20.Beyond the Stage: A free pre-perfor-mance discussion led by Steven Caras at 6:45 p.m.; 832-7469. Q JP Soars … 9 p.m. Jan. 15, The Orange Door, 798 10th St., Lake Park. Tickets: $10; 842-7949. Q Chris MacDonald’s Memories of Elvis … A memorial tribute celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley in honor of his 76th birthday. 8 p.m. Jan. 16, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets: $45; 575-2223. Q Verdi “Requiem” … Performance and gala dinner with the artists presented by the Palm Beach Opera, 4 p.m. Jan. 16, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. One-night only event features the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra joined by a 150-voice chorus with local guests and anchored by the Palm Beach Opera Chorus. Performance followed by a gala dinner at the Cohen Pavilion. $20-$125. Tickets for post-concert gala dinner and premium seats for the performance are $375; 835-7554 or Q Writers’ Circle … Presented by The Writers Academy at the Raymond F. Krav-is Center for the Performing Arts, Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Explore expression, expand and hone craft; share results with oral readings; and respectfully critique fellow writers. Once a piece of work has been sufficiently developed, it will receive a public reading by professional actors at the Kravis Center and on South Florida Artsview,Ž which airs Fridays from 12:30-1 p.m. on WXEL-FM 90.7. Participants will attend a two-hour workshop twice a month (either 10:30 am or 1:30 pm workshop) accompanied by a Saturday retreat. Held Jan. 17 and 31, Feb. 14 and 28, March 14 and 28. Saturday retreat dates are March 5 and April 9. Two class times: 10:30 am-12:30 pm or 1:30-3:30 pm. $700 for the 1/3-4/9 course. 832-7469 or Q Joseph Urban: Palm Beach’s Architect of Dreams … Lecture by by John Loring, 3 p.m. Jan. 18, Society of the Four Arts, Walter S. Gubleman Audi-torium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Registration: 805-8562. Q Andrea Marcovicci … Cabaret show Jan. 18-22 at The Royal Room, The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Doors open for dinner at 6:45 pm, show starts at 8 pm. $110-$125 dinner and show, $65-$80 show only; 659-8100. Q Free Lighthouse History Lecture Series … Juno Beach Town Center, 340 Ocean Drive, 6-7 p.m. Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17. 747-8380, ext. 101; Q The Sixth Floor Trio … A chamber group of former students of the Curtis Institute of Music will perform music of Brahms, Bernstein, Handel and Bartok, plus Klezmer, jazz and bluegrass arrange-ments. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17, the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $30; 832-7469. Q Drumline Live … Inspired by the movie DrumlineŽ and featuring musi-cians from highly distinguished marching band programs, this show parades out of the football stadium onto the stage with explosive percussion, blazing brass, rivet-ing choreography and soul-infused inter-pretations of top 40 hits. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17-18, The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $15. Beyond the Stage: A free musical per-formance by Men of Valor on Jan. 17 and Redemptive Life Levitival Chorale on Jan. 18; 832-7469. Q 35th Anniversary Designers’ Show House … Presented by American Red Cross at 3000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach with a preview party offering guests a sneak-peek of the transformed Intracoastal-front home, which showcases the work of nation-ally recognized designers. Ann Omvig Maine speaks at opening day lecture, 11 a.m. Jan. 20, CityPlace South Tower, 550 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Preview Party: 6-8 p.m. Jan. 19. Four-week event is open to the public 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays Jan. 20-Feb. 19. $30, general admission, $200, preview party; 650-9131 or Q Jakc Shimabakuro … The ukulele sensations concert features an array of genres, including jazz, blues, funk, clas-sical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco and rock. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Kravis Centers Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $32; 832-7469. Q Roberta Flack … The songstress sings such ballads as The First Time Ever I Saw Your FaceŽ and Where Is The Love?Ž at 8 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Kravis Cen-ter, 7101 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets start at $25; 832-7469. Q “Italy of My Dreams: The Story of an American Design-er’s Real Life Passion for Ital-ian Style” … Lecture is presented at 3 p.m. Jan. 20 by Matthew White at The Society of the Four Arts, Walter S. Gubel-mann Auditorium, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. $20; no charge for Four Arts members. Registration: 805-8562 or Q “Six Characters in Search of an Author” … Aquila Theatre performs this lay by Luigi Pirandello at 8 p.m. Jan. 20-21 at the Kravis Centers Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $38; 832-7469. Q Coaching the Mature Driver … 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 21, North County Senior Center, 5217 Northlake Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. $10; 845-8233. 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PAGE 32 FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B9 I have a confession to make. When I began my cooking career, which lasted all of three summers or so, I didn’t have a particular love of food that went beyond the kind of affection I’d feel towards any other necessity; I liked air, water and shelter in equal parts. I didn’t have aspirations of running a restaurant or appearing on a reality television show with other chefs, or discovering the best way to prepare fresh lobster. In fact, as long as the food didn’t return from the dining room, I didn’t much care how the lobster turned out. Instead, I got into the restaurant industry because it best served my actual, more lofty (to an 18-year-old at any rate) goals: to go out all night chasing parties and girls, then lounge at the beach all day and wan-der into work without having to worry about being well coiffed. Or showered. Or sober. Bonus points for the free food and (if I was nice to the bartender) free booze. This isn’t as uncommon as you might think. I know more than one well-regarded chef in the area who followed exactly that path, chasing fun and trou-ble right into a local kitchen. It made sense: restaurant kitchens back then had a wild-west feel. Kitchen staffs ingested copious quantities of legal and illegal intoxicants during shifts, whipped-cream chargers were relieved of their nitrous oxide regularly and sizzle pans were flung at slow wait staff, annoying dishwashers and any line cook who gave you lip. But despite what may appear to be a less-than-optimal work-ing environment, good food and good chefs came out of many of those chaotic kitchens (Anthony Bourdain springs to mind, along with many well-regarded South Florida chefs). In fact, I’d suggest that rather than being entirely nega-tive (except for the unfortunate target of a 500-degree sizzle pan) it was the anything-goes attitude in many kitch-ens that gave otherwise unemployable future culinary stars a place to call home until they were able to apply themselves to creating great food. But that wasn’t me. I was behind the line primarily for a paycheck and a work schedule that complimented my hectic summer merrymaking agenda (I rarely worked lunches). And that brings me to part two of my confession: I wasn’t a very good cook. Despite usually being quite competitive, I wasn’t interested in being any better at cooking than I had to be to get and keep a job; any lack of talent I simply made up for with an innate talent for persuasion and self-promotion. At one point, I was mediocre enough at cooking and adept enough at selling myself to land a job as an actual chef. It lasted almost a week. The day I arrived for my shift 20 minutes late and found the owner cursing to himself in an almost empty walk-in (no one ever mentioned that the chef was respon-sible for ordering — you live, you learn) was my last. My old boss still owes me my final paycheck, too. In retrospect, I can live with getting fired from that job (the other big fir-ing in my youth was from the shipping department of Pottery Barn in New York City, for sending out pack-ages containing notes that claimed I was being held hos-tage in the Pottery Barn base-ment). I was in over my head, and the owner probably was foolish to hire me. What pains me is that I turned out some pretty bad food, particularly meat dishes. I don’t pretend I was going to become the next Tom Colicchio (after all, my apa-thy was a handicap I was stuck with), but with a few les-sons in the basics of cooking proteins I’m confident I wouldn’t have destroyed quite so many meat dishes. But improving my meat cooking skills landed on my to-do list some-where below learning to identify vari-eties of lettuce by smell. I suspect that was primarily due to the assumption THE MASHUP I’m no Tom Colicchio, but these cooking secrets will work bradford SCHMIDT O MASHUPFrom page B8 The Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches is starting 2011 with a pair of art exhibitions that will showcase Jewish artists and works with Jewish themes. The first show, “Paintings from the Liman Gallery, Palm Beach,” runs Jan. 30-Feb. 17 at JCC North Gal-lery in Palm Beach Gardens. It will feature works by such established and emerging artists as Richard Ahntholz, Stanley Brundage, Chaim Gross, Louis Finkelstein, Ellen Limon, Arlene Slavin and Leonard Baskin. The Liman Gallery show will open with a reception, scheduled for 5 p.m. Jan. 30. There will be a brief talk by artist and gallery owner Ellen Liman. The second show, also at JCC North Gallery, will feature Jackie Olenick’s “Judaic Illuminations.” The show runs Feb. 27-March 10. In it, Ms. Olenick worked with acrylic on canvas, watercolor and torn paper mache to create reminders of “our sacred connection and blessings.” Her show opens with a reception at 5 p.m. Feb. 27. The shows will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at JCC North Gallery, 4803 PGA Blvd., Midtown Plaza, Palm Beach Gardens. Thirty percent of the proceeds from all art sales will go to support programs at the JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches. For more information, call 712-5209 or visit Q JCC North to host two art exhibitions(one I shared with many other men) that properly cooking meats was a talent delivered along with the Y chromosome. The fact that I had grown up eating burgers, steaks and hot dogs cooked on everything from a hibachi to a hot dog electrocution device reinforced my delusion. So I cooked meat using the “it’s in my DNA” technique and usually failed miserably. My burgers were rarely the right temperatures, and I still owe more than one diner an apology for ruining their steaks (in my defense, how was I supposed to know that when French customers ordered a steak “black and blue” they meant that literally?) I got better with time, of course, but not until I had ruined way too much meat. Nowadays I’m a stickler for cooking food properly. I may not always succeed at preparing something award-worthy, but I try hard to honor my ingredients by cooking them properly. So to help set others on the path toward well-prepared meat dishes, here are the basics of cooking steaks and burgers, the two most commonly ruined beef dishes. Keep in mind that these aren’t the only methods that work, but I’ve found them to be excellent. „ Steaks: A great steak begins with a great cut, and I’d recommend selecting one of the following four: T-bone, Porter-house, rib-eye or New York strip. Have it cut fresh by your butcher and request something well-marbled between and inch and an inch-and-a-half thick. Prepare the steak by seasoning it with salt and (if desired) pepper. Allow it to warm up a bit before cooking — 20 min-utes should be sufficient — then drop it on a pan or grill that you’ve preheated to extremes. That excessive heat will hit the warmed steak and ensure a strong Maillard reaction (the official name for the process that causes the delicious and flavorful crust on a steak). Butter is optional: continuously spooning clari-fied butter over a pan-prepared steak, or brushing on a grilling piece of beef, can net excellent results. Assuming your pan or grill was truly hot, you’ll be able to get an excellent crust on each side of your steak fairly quickly. Ninety seconds on side one fol-lowed by 60 seconds on side two should do it. Once you’ve got your crust, finish it in a preheated 450-degree oven (use the pan you cooked it in or one you’ve preheated if you started on a grill). It won’t take long; make your first check with an instant-read thermometer after about three minutes. For medium rare, pull it when it hits about 120 degrees, then let it rest for five minutes to finish cooking and lock in the juices. Whatever you do, keep knives and sharp objects away from it before it finishes resting or you’re going to ruin all your good work. If you’re looking for sauce, deglaze your cooking pan with red wine and add some seasonings. Simple and delicious. „ Burgers: Again, it all starts with the meat so try to get some freshly ground. I recommend a minimum of 25 percent fat content for maximum flavor and juici-ness. If you do get a butcher to grind you some fresh, take it home loosely wrapped in butcher paper, not squeezed together under cellophane: once com-pressed, meat stays compressed. Unlike steaks, you want to chill your beef before making burgers, so put it in the fridge for a bit. Season the beef with salt then form reasonably sized patties by pushing from the sides as well as the top and bottom. If you favor thicker patties (and who doesn’t) try a method I’ve had great luck with: push your thumb into the center of the patty, making a dent. This helps them cook evenly and minimizes the tendency we’ve all seen for them to expand into balls of burger meat while they cook. You’ll want to make your surface as hot as is reasonably possible, whether grill or pan, then begin the cooking process. For grill cooking, do not flip them before they release from the grill, and try to flip them just once. If you like medium-rare, remove them from the grill when an instant-read thermometer shows 120 to 125 degrees and let them rest, just like steaks. For pan cooking, try the fast sear and oven finish technique used for steaks, though try a slightly lower oven temp of 350 degrees. Pull and rest as with the grilled burger. I can’t guarantee these techniques will get you my old job at Caf Bonaparte, but I am fairly confident that not only will you love the results, you’ll avoid the angry looks of family and friends forced to choke down another poorly cooked protein. And that, my friends, is certainly worth working for. Q — For The Mashup, Bradford Schmidt writes about meat, technology, music and mashups thereof. He welcomes suggestions, comments, questions and offerings of prime beef.SEE MASHUP, B9 X Stay Connected Complimentary Valet ParkingEnjoy selections from The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, South Pacic, The Sound of Music, Porgy and Bess. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 B11 2010 FILM PICKS Best of 2010Looking over my list of the Top Ten movies of 2010, what strikes me are the things I never thought Id see on one of my Top Ten lists: A teen comedy, a Joan Rivers documentary, a ballet movie and a British period piece are far from sure things, yet each was spectacular in its own way. Here now are the 10 best movies of 2010:10. Blue Valentine Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams star as an unhappily married couple whose relationship implodes from within as they constantly bicker. The great part of direc-tor Derek Cianfrances film is that he also shows the two meeting, falling in love and the circumstances that led to their mar-riage. As one part of the movie begins to inform the other, and the fantastic perfor-mances from the leads keep you hooked into the brutally honest story, you know youre watching something special. Blue ValentineŽ has opened in New York and Los Angeles and opens nation-wide in January. 9. The Kids Are All Right Weve seen plenty of domestic family dramas, but few like this. Annette Bening and Julianne Moore play a lesbian couple whose lives unravel after their teenage children seek out their sperm donor father, played by Mark Ruffalo. Writer/director Lisa Cholodenkos film is progressive and smart, and Ms. Bening should earn an Oscar nomination for her performance. The Kids Are All RightŽ is available on video. 8. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work If you think Joan Rivers is just a plastic surgery red carpet joke, youll be shocked to see the sacrifices she makes, the strug-gles shes had and continues to have, and how hard she continues to work into her mid-70s. The documenta-ry, which chronicles a year of Ms. Rivers life, is inspiring, revelatory and stunning, and not to be missed. Joan Rivers: A Piece of WorkŽ is available on video. 7. Easy A Teen comedies often resort to crass sex jokes and gross-out gags for a laugh, but this standout managed to avoid that trap while still being absolutely hysteri-cal. Yes, the knowing references to John Hughes great 80s teen comedies warmed my heart, but the real highlight is Emma Stones pitch-perfect performance as a girl who pretends to be sl utty in order to get attention, then cant stop the gossip train once its rolling. Easy AŽ is available on video. 6. The King’s Speech I guarantee that the acting categories at his years Academy Awards will include the names Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, both of whom help make this drama as good as it is. Mr. Firth plays King George VI, who had a terrible stutter that limited his social engagements and made him very self-conscious. Enter Mr. Rush as the speech therapist, who is always respectful of His Majesty but knows the only way to make a difference is to speak very frankly with the king. The Kings SpeechŽ opened in theaters Christmas Day. 5. Tangled Disney got back to its fairy-tale roots with an update on the story of Rapunzel, and the results could not have been bet-ter. It was wonderful to see Disney back in top form. TangledŽ is in theaters now. 4. Kick-Ass I know its my job to use words to describe mov-ies, but no words describe this film better than the title itself: Kick-Ass.Ž The prem-ise is ingenious: Why havent more comic-book geeks tried to become superheroes themselves? Kick-AssŽ is available on video. 3. The Social Network What started out as that Facebook movieŽ has become a cultural phenom-enon, and I suspect anyone following the early critics choice awards will not be surprised to see The Social NetworkŽ on my list. Director David Finchers movie very smartly (thanks to a great script by Aaron Sorkin) documents the web giants early days, and in doing so captures the moments that led to our collective infatu-ation with online social media. The Social NetworkŽ will be on video Jan. 11.2. Black Swan Director Darren Aronofsky has made a career out of getting inside his char-acters heads and seeing how they deal with deeply personal issues. But not only is Natalie Portmans performance as a tortured ballerina Oscar-worthy, the film is also a technical masterpiece that is the epitome of superb modern filmmaking. Black SwanŽ is in theaters now. 1. Inception In an otherwise creatively dead summer, this film stood out as a truly mind-bending idea. With the sure-handed direc-tion of Christopher Nolan (The Dark KnightŽ) leading the way, the acting, pac-ing, action and visual effects made it a marvelous, unforgettable viewing expe-rience. Because of the sheer size and ambition of the project and its incredible accomplishment, its definitely the best film of the year. InceptionŽ is available on video. „ I also liked: T he ener gy, warmth and message of How to Train Your DragonŽ; the senti-mentality and timelessness of Toy Story 3Ž; the bare intensity of George Cloo-neys performance in The AmericanŽ; the intrigue and heartbreak of The Tillman StoryŽ; Casey Affleck and Joaquin Phoe-nix having fun with us in Im Still HereŽ; James Francos phenomenal performances in HowlŽ and 127 HoursŽ; the suspense of Ben Afflecks The TownŽ; the scary state of the education system unveiled in Waiting for SupermanŽ; and Noomi Rapaces breakout performances as Lis-beth Salander in the Millenium Trilogy movies. Q There were some great cinematic surprises…BY DAN 2 a a w i t i e 1 perheroesthemselves?

PAGE 35 FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Winter Nights at Palm Beach Zoo 1. Ciara Alarcon, Monique Cabrera and Deionc Storey2. Bri, A.J., Keith, Caleb and Mia Mackrey3. Victoria Ramilo with Carlota, Lucas and Martina Mari4. Joshua and Ricky Harris5. Alex, Ashley and Julie Skoskie6. Andrew, Richard Jr., Richard III and Cinthia Kingsbury7. Brian, Kate and Abby StengleJOSE CASADO / FLORIDA WEEKLY L Y We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” 12 3 5 67 4


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 6-12, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15 Youd think we have enough pizza shops in the area „ like drug stores, it seems as though theres one in every strip mall and competing on every corner. One of the newest is Cortazzos in Lake Park, in a strip mall on U.S. 1. A sign long promised the appearance of the brick oven pizzeria,Ž and those who noted it wondered if it had bit the dust before it began. Turns out there were glitches all along in pre-opening days, with a balky oven, then a balky credit card machine and vari-ous minor setbacks. Over the holidays, it finally came round full force and since we were crazed as everyone else running around, it gave us an excuse to try it out one busy night. We chatted with other customers and the owner while waiting for our first pie, a pepperoni-mushroom. Lenny Manuto is from Brooklyn where he owned three pizza shops before moving here. He start-ed in the mortgage game, then opened Cortazzos. We let Manuto make the pizza as he normally would without asking for extra sauce or cheese. Heres a bit of regional trivia: He says people from New York request extra cheese; Floridians want more sauce on theirs. The large pie was a steal on a Monday: the 18-inch cheese pizza was $5.99 (regular-ly $12.99). With our two toppings at $1.50 each, it came to $9 „ and we have half leftover in the freezer for another meal.He makes a New York-style crust „ neither ultra-thin nor very thick „ somewhere in between. The dough, which he claims is made with New York state water, along with the brick oven, produces a crispy-bot-tomed but chewy base for the house-made sauce, cheese and other toppings.We have only a brief drive home, so the pizza stayed hot „ no reheating needed. The crust stayed crispy, but it passed the foldŽ test „ you could fold the slice to eat it without a fork. The sauce was mild and slightly sweet, which went along with the crust and salty mozzarella just fine. It wasnt overly spicy, though, so I shook a little red pepper flakes over mine to zing it up.You can tell pizza salons that serve by the slice as this one does „ every pizza is made as though its going to be sold by the piece, so each slice gets a generous and fairly equal amount of each topping, as ours did. The test for me, however, was the rim crust. It was thick and flaky-crisp on the outside with a little chew in the center „ perfect for dunking in extra marinara. No burned edges. Alas, I failed to ask for an extra little cup of sauce and so had to eat it as is. Still tasty, but I at least want the sauce smeared closer to the edge next time so its not all dough when I hit those last bites. Can I tell the difference in New York water, however? No. Im not sold on that as anything more than a marketing ploy. New York pizza makers swear it makes a difference in the dough; I bet I could blindfold most diners and they couldnt tell what dough was made with what water, however. I think its all in the pro-portions and in the flour rather than the water. Technique plays a part „ a dough kneaded to death is tough; this one was not. Along with the pizza we ordered a house salad. Good tasting tomatoes elevated the mix of iceberg, onions, pepperoncini and black olives „ its all sprinkled with Par-mesan, a nice extra. A bottled dressing of your choice is served on the side. On our next trip, we tried a manicotti ($8.50) and a Philly cheesesteak sub ($6.99). The pasta was everything we like about old-school, baked manicotti. Three soft pasta tubes, oozing with the ricotta mixture, swimming in marinara and cov-ered with mozzarella was served piping hot out of the oven. Along with the pasta came two boxes of garlic knots „ 18 in all. (Ordered separately, theyre $3.50 a dozen, though Manuto often throws in extra rather than waste extra dough, he says.) Those suckers are so addictive, we had to restrain ourselves from eating more than two. Theyre real knots, by the way„ not buns or round, dried up things. Long, ten-der, garlic-heavy dough chews. Not for a date unless you both indulge. The manicotti was even better once we let it cool to room temperature. Still ooz-ing, but the cheese and pasta firmed up slightly, giving us a good chew with every bite. This will be a favorite „ once I ace this New Years diet. My mate ordered the Philly cheesesteak and pronounced it great „ even though the meat was out of a box. Its still good quality meat,Ž he said. None of the roast beef stuff „ it was shaved steak meat. Order it with whatever you want on it other than cheese and onions. He added green peppers. The meat was stacked high on the soft sub roll, and the cheese melted and oozed out around it with each bite. The meat was tender, tossed briefly with the onions and peppers on the flattop grill. Without any true Philly cheesesteak places near our place, itll do. Along with pastas and pizzas „ traditional and gourmet „ there are calzones small and large, a list of hot and cold sandwiches, subs and wraps, soups and traditional eggplant, chicken and veal Par-mesan for entrees. The entrees include a salad and garlic bread with the meal. Desserts are cannoli, cheesecake and zep-pole „ a fried sweet doughnut-like pastry thats not typically on pizzeria menus. Everythings done in plain sight with the owner literally hands-on „ thats always a good sign. Teens hired to make pizza dont have as much vested interest in repeat business as the owner does. Cortazzos offers take-out for lunch and dinner and delivery to its surrounding area with an $8 minimum; there are a handful of casual tables to eat in the L-shaped area dominated by the pizza oven, as well. A TV on one wall will enter-tain you as a single diner if you dont feel like chatting with the amiable staff. After two successful meals here, Im thinking maybe you cant have too many pizzerias after all. Q FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE jan NORRIS Cortazzo’s pizza is tops – does N.Y. water make a difference?Diners can view owner Lenny Manuto, left, making pizza. Will Morse staffs the cash register. Cortazzo’s, on U.S. 1 in Lake Park, was opened by Lenny Manuto, who ran three pizza shops in Brooklyn. www.truetreasuresinc.com1201USHwyOne,NorthPalmBeach (561)625-9569 3926NorthlakeBlvd.,PalmBeachGardens (561)694-2812 617NorthlakeBlvdNorthPalmBeach (561)844-8001ouwillhavefun shoppingwithus!Y TT10X377 JIMMY BARRON / SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Cortazzo’s Brick Oven Pizza >> Hours: Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.; MondayThursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.>> Reservations: Call ahead ordering and fax ordering available>> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Pizzas, $3.99 to $19.25; pastas and entrees, $6.99 to $12.95 >> Beverages: Soft drinks only >> Seating: Handful of tables and chairs; mostly take-out>> Specialties of the house: Meat lovers’ pizza, Philly cheesesteak pizza and sub, chicken Parmesan, spaghetti with meatballs>> Volume: Low >> Parking: Free lotRatings:Food: ++++ Service: ++++ Atmosphere: ++++ 815 U.S. Highway 1, Lake Park355-0805 +++++ Superb ++++ Noteworthy +++ Good ++ Fair + Poor in the know O


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