ROGER WILLIAMS A2 OPINION A4 PETS A10MUSINGS A15 BUSINESS A16 NETWORKING A18-19, 22REAL ESTATE A21ARTS B1 EVENTS B6-7 FILM REVIEW B11SOCIETY B12-14 CUISINE B15 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715www.FloridaWeekly.com Vol. I, No. 17 Â FREE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: FEBRUARY 3, 2011 Feathered friendsResident swans at Embassy Suites are favorites of guests, staff. A16 X Â‘The RiteÂ’ is wrongOur film critic says save your money, donÂ’t see this. B11 X Gardens SocietySee whoÂ’s out and about in Palm Beach County. B12-14 X First readingFlorida Stage hosts fest to hear new works by edgy playwrights. B1 X INSIDE Mother-daughter team keeps traditions alive on the air CHANNELING PHOTOS BY SCOTT B. SMITH FLORIDA WEEKLYBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@Â” oridaweekly.com 20 DRAWBRIDGES GRACE THIS COUNTY ALONE, FERRYING A SHIFTING SUBSET OF HUMANITY ON LAND AND WATER BY TIM NORRIStnorris@Â” oridaweekly.com CALL JUPITER ISLANDÂS 707 TWO-LEAF BAScule, or any of its open-and-shut breth-ren, the Mystery Bridge. Often viewed, from one limited angle or another. Rarely understood. This schooner here, after waiting its turn near mid-morning one recent Wednesday, comes at the 707 Bridge, a two-lane drawbridge spanning the Intra-coastal Waterway between Jupiter Island and the mainland just east of U.S. 1, in a It was 1971. Jan Greene needed a job.She was recently divorced and had four children to raise. She knocked on the door at the WRYZ radio station off Indiantown Road. At the time, Jupiter ended a few blocks west of Military Trail. It was at the end of civiliza-tion and the beginning of scrubland that gave way to the Everglades. WRYZ offered her a job in sales.She accepted and nearly 40 years later, Jan Greene, now Jan Davisson, shares the airwaves on WJTW-FM 100.3, ÂJupiterÂs Hometown Radio,ÂŽ with her daughter Kathy Greene. ItÂs not the first time the women have worked together. Both worked for Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre (Mrs. Davisson was the public-ity director at the theater and Ms. Greene waited tables) and at the Burt Reynolds Institute for Theatre Training. And they have performed in community theater together (ÂThe Sound of MusicÂŽ at StuartÂs Lyric Theatre, among others; actor Judge Reinhold also was in the cast.). ÂI think thatÂs why I know lines so well,ÂŽ Ms. Greene says of her ease behind the microphone. Mrs. Davisson says she got her first taste of broadcasting in advertising.SEE BRIDGES, A8 X The bridge on S.R. 707 opens for traffic on the Intracoastal. COURTESY PHOTODick Cavett helps Jan Davisson co-host Â“Hilton TalkÂ” in the early 1980s from the Singer Island Hilton.SEE RADIO, A14 X
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I cannot get through them without disagreeing with you.ÂŽWhen someone of good will wrote to accuse me of being a conservative, I responded appro-priately: I wailed in despair, gnashed my teeth, and tore out my hair Â„ the last one on top. I even considered dressing in black from head to foot for 40 days. I prefer pink, of course. A conservative, of all things. Call me the devil, why donÂt you? Call me a Âlow-down Yankee liarÂŽ (Shane to the black-hat gunfighter Jack Wilson in the 1953 movie, ÂShaneÂŽ). Call me a miserable muckraking SOB, a commie pinko, or even, if you have to, a Generation Xer or Yer or Zer. IÂm not any of those things, but you can call me that. Just donÂt call me a conservative.The fact of the matter is, IÂm an unrepentant, uninhibited, unaltered and frequently unintelligible liberal. Dyed in the wool. A lefty. A knock-kneed, flower-waving, open-minded pissant, as my football coach and my drill instructors used to say. IÂve never been sure what a pissant is, or a conservative either, really Â„ but it canÂt be good. When some thin-lipped, square-jawed, crew-cut block of chromosome X calls you a pissant at the top of his lungs from a point six inches north of your nostrils, you feel bad. Even your gas-operated, air-cooled, light-weight, hand-held, shoulder-fired M-16 rifle that fires a 5.56 mm round at 3,100 feet-per-second, a creature not known for sensitive feelings, probably feels bad. But when an intelligent liberal calls you a conservative, thatÂs even worse. Most likely, it violates the Geneva Convention. ItÂs a form of torture, in my book. The thoughtful letter suggested first, that we should solve the problem of illegal immi-grants with better laws to control immigration and a policy of amnesty for those already here; and second, that I should stick to writing about dogs (a previous column) and not politics. Both very good points.The letter also forced me to think about those two work-horse terms: ÂConservative,ÂŽ and ÂLiberal.ÂŽ Conservative comes from the Latin conservare (conservo, conservare, conservati, conservatium): ÂTo maintain existing views, marked by moderation or caution (and) tra-ditional norms of taste, elegance, style or manners.ÂŽ Could that define me or you?If, by those traditional norms you mean racism, sexism, religious intolerance, greed, self-righteous profiteering, and intolerance, then no. I could not be those things. But if by ÂconservativeÂŽ you mean the willingness to live with others who hold different opinions in the moment (thatÂs a traditional American norm), or the willingness to defend our universal rights to freedom of speech, reli-gion, lifestyle or equal treatment with arms, or the unrelenting determination to make our own way and help those who canÂt (remember the traditional parable of the good Samaritan?), then yes. I hope IÂm a conservative, difficult as that is to admit. Oddly enough, all of those terms describe traditional norms or values, both good and bad. So the question becomes not, ÂAre You a Conservative?ÂŽ but ÂWhat Kind of Conserva-tive Are You?ÂŽ Which brings us to ÂLiberal.ÂŽThe word springs from the Latin, liberalis, defined as freedom, or Âbefitting the free.ÂŽ Could we be defined as liberals Â„ as people in favor of freedom, and things befitting the free, such as free speech, worship uncensored by government and equal opportunity? Well, of course. You and I arenÂt interested in the freedom to abuse anybody we please anytime, or the freedom to compel our divine right to the exclusion of everybody elseÂs, are we? Maybe I am, I admit. But I know you arenÂt.Which proves that whoever you are, youÂre a GotDanged Liberal, too, just like me. And here all this time youÂve been telling your friends and family youÂre a conservative. But come to find out, youÂre aÂƒaÂƒaÂƒ.a GD Liberal. And here I come to find out that IÂm aÂƒaÂƒaÂƒ. GD Conservative.If thereÂs a closet close by, maybe we should hide in it. On second thought, letÂs not. The peo-ple who traditionally hide in closets might be hiding in there as we speak. It could get ugly.Nowadays, of course, the words ÂconservativeÂŽ and ÂliberalÂŽ have slipped their halters and gotten out in the big pasture. Conserva-tive, loosely applied, means a Republican. And liberal, just as loosely applied, means a Democrat. At best itÂs sloppy. Is a Conservative supposed to be against all government programs and social regulation, for big capitalism and unrestrained markets, against the little guy or gal and for big weapons and armies in a hostile world? I know some conservatives who refuse to be pigeon-holed like that. And is a Liberal supposed to be for all government programs and social regulation, against unrestrained markets, for the little guy and gal and against big weapons and armies, whether the world is hostile or not? I know some liberals who refuse to be pigeon-holed, too. Just so you know, a Conservative is not supposed to like preserved wetlands, a clean environment and fair wages for workers if they get in the way of the American greenback and its prolific multiplication, along with flag waving. A Liberal is not supposed to like a successful corporation, a strong army, fiscal discipline and a competitive market if they get in the way of kissing and hugging, along with flower waving. Conservatives are not supposed to like Liberals, either, and vice versa. But you know what? Some of the finest human beings and most faithful friends IÂve ever known are GD Conservatives, surprising as that is. And I hope some of them (perhaps the more foolish) could say that about a GD Liberal like me. What I conclude from all this is that dogs are probably far ahead of human beings Â„ they donÂt worry about whoÂs liberal or con-servative. And my correspondent is probably far ahead of me. Which is why I should probably stick to writing about dogs. Q You can call me a pinko, just donÂ’t call me a Conservative roger WILLIAMS O email@example.comCOMMENTARY FrenchmanÂs Crossing 4031 Hood Road, Suite C-108, Palm Beach Gardens Corner of Hood Road and Alt. A1A 561.842.6822 Salon Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday Âtil 5pm Tuesday/Thursday Âtil 7pm **" /r /-,rn"r rU7Â‡ -7rn"r /nr,/n/r-6r GRAND OPENING SPECIAL! FREE Haircut with any Color Service (New clients only. With this ad.) NEW LOCA TION! DonÂt forget gift cer tiÂ“ cates for ValentineÂ s Day!
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.Call 561.904.6470 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $29.95 in-county$49.95 in-state Â $54.95 out-of-state OPINION PARK CITY, Utah Â„ This small, alpine mountain town is transformed every winter during the Sundance Film Festival into a buzzing hive of the movie industry. While much of the attention is focused on the celebrities, Sundance has actually become a key intersection of art, film, politics and dissent. It is where many of the most powerful documentaries pre-miere, films about genuine grass-roots struggles, covering the sweep of social justice history and the burning issues of today. They educate and inspire a grow-ing audience about the true nature, and cost, of direct democracy. ÂThe Last MountainÂŽ is a documentary about the threat to Coal River Moun-tain in West Virginia, which is slated for destruction by mountaintop removal coal mining, one of the most environ-mentally devastating forms of mining being practiced today. The worst offend-er is the coal giant Massey Energy and its former CEO, Don Blankenship. A broad coalition of activists from around the world has been active in trying to stop Massey, led by regular, working-class people from the surrounding towns and hamlets of Appalachia. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a longtime environmentalist and lawyer, joined them in the fight and is featured in the film. I asked him about the struggle: ÂThis film is about the subversion of American democracy. Last year, the Supreme Court overruled a hundred years of ironclad American precedent with the Citizens United case, and got rid of a law that was passed by Teddy Roosevelt in 1907 that saved democracy from the huge concentrations of wealth that had created essentially a corporate kleptocracy during the Gilded Age, and Americans had forfeited their democ-racy during that time. ... For the first time since the Gilded Age, weÂre seeing those kind of economic concentrations return to our country.ÂŽ Kennedy describes the subversion by corporate power of the press, the courts, and Congress and state legislatures: ÂThe erosion of all these institutions, I think, of American democracy have forced people who care about our coun-try, and who care about civic health, into this box of civil disobedience and local action.ÂŽ This is a historic month for Robert Kennedy Jr.: It is the 50th anniversary of his uncle John KennedyÂs inaugura-tion as president, and also of his father Robert KennedyÂs inauguration to be U.S. attorney general. I asked him about those two, felled by assassinsÂ bullets: ÂTo me, the most important thing that John Kennedy did, and my father was trying to do, was to stand up to the mil-itary-industrial complex, which ... Presi-dent Eisenhower, in his final speech just before my uncle took the reins of power, said this is the greatest threat to Ameri-can democracy in the history of our republic, ever: the growth of an uncon-trolled military-industrial complex in combination with large corporations and with influential members of Congress, who would slowly but systematically deprive Americans of the civil rights and the constitutional rights that made this country an exemplary nation.ÂŽ In a moving moment here at Sundance, Kennedy, who had just flown in from the funeral of his uncle, Sargent Shriver (founder of the Peace Corps), came out after a screening of ÂThe Last Mountain,ÂŽ and was embraced by Harry Belafonte, himself the subject of the film that opened this yearÂs festival, the breathtaking biopic of the singer and activist called ÂSing Your Song,ÂŽ which is really a chronicle of the movements for racial and economic justice of the 20th century. Belafonte was one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Âs closest confidants. I spoke with Harry about his lifetime of activism, and about his feelings about President Barack Obama. He told me, ÂDuring his campaign for the presidency, he was talk-ing before businessmen on Wall Street in New York. I said, ÂWell, you know, I hope you bring the challenge more forcefully to the table.Â And he said, ÂWell, when are you and Cornel West going to cut me some slack?Â I said, ÂWhat makes you think we havenÂt?ÂÂŽ Belafonte was a friend of Eleanor Roosevelt, who told him of an exchange between her late husband, President Franklin Roosevelt, and A. Philip Ran-dolph, a key organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, and before that the major force behind the black train conductorsÂ union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Randolph described what need-ed to happen to improve the condition of black and working people in the country. Roosevelt said he did not disagree with anything Randolph said. Retelling the story here to me at Sundance, Harry leaned back in his chair and repeated what Roosevelt told Randolph: ÂGo out and make me do it.ÂŽ Q Â„ Amy Goodman is the host of ÂDemocracy Now!,ÂŽ a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 800 stations in North America. She is the author of ÂBreaking the Sound Barrier,ÂŽ recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.Sundance and the art of democracyIt detains almost 200 people at Guantanamo Bay, the facility that Amnesty International calls Âa global symbol for injustice and abuse.ÂŽ It will resort to military tribunals for those detainees it chooses to try. Dozens of the rest will simply be held indefinite-ly Â„ international opinion be damned. It relies on Gen. David Petraeus to turn around a difficult war of counterin-surgency. HeÂs Âan extraordinary warrior for the American people,ÂŽ it insists. It surges American troops into the field, disregarding American public opinion and the opposition of the left. It refuses to heed the protests of antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan. It fails to forge a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, or even stop the Israelis from building set-tlements. It is not talking to North Korea or Iran. It believes it has the right to kidnap people in the tactic known as Ârendi-tion,ÂŽ without due process. It targets people for assassination, without due process. It rains missiles down on countries, Pakistan and Yemen, with which we arenÂt at war and profess to be friendly. It reserves the right to assassinate American citizens, and has targeted one U.S. citizen for killing in Yemen. HeÂs a Muslim religious leader not indicted for any crimes, let alone convicted of any. It embraces the Patriot Act and its repeated reauthorization without hesita-tion. It ignores critics of the law like for-mer Amnesty International USA chair Chip Pitts, who warns of Âthe institu-tionalization of this and other egregious infringements on freedom.ÂŽ It relies on the National Security Agency for a sweeping program of ter-rorist surveillance and brushes aside all legal challenges to it. It bristles at congressional interference with, as the attorney general puts it, Âthe authority of the executive branch to determine when or where to prosecute terror suspects.ÂŽ It is prone to what advocates of government transparency criticize as the overclassification of government docu-ments. It invokes the Âstate secrets doctrineÂŽ to get court cases it finds inconvenient dismissed, including one by former U.S. detainees alleging abuse. It issues signing statements challenging parts of laws passed by Congress, a practice that lawmakers of both parties have criticized and the American Bar Association calls unconstitutional. It outrages civil libertarians. They denounce it for Âmaking impunity for torture the law of the landÂŽ (the ACLU). They inveigh against it for asserting that Âthe government shall be entirely unac-countable for surveilling Americans in violation of its own lawsÂŽ (Electron-ic Frontier Foundation). They lament its policies for their ÂrepressivenessÂŽ (Glenn Greenwald of Salon). While it is attacked by the left for its robust assertions of executive power in a global war on terror, it is defended by Dick Cheney for the same. It prods the Arab world to reform, issuing a blunt warning that its Âfounda-tions are sinking into the sand.ÂŽ And it lectures China for violating of the rights of its people. It flatly boasts that we are Âthe greatest nation on Earth.ÂŽ But enough about the Obama administration... Q Â„ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Where have we heard this before? amy GOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly O rich LOWRY Special to Florida Weekly O GUEST OPINION
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 Celebrate Super FUN with us! Championship tumblers available Feb. 9!1201 U.S. Hwy 1 /1BMN#FBDIt4PVUIPG1("#MWEn tUFSWJTDPN 2011 NFL Properties LLC. Team names/logos are trademarks of the teams indicated. All other NFL-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Football League. 15 MINUTES Just try to drive the speed limit: YouÂ’ll fast be flotsamHereÂs an invitation to a daring experiment on a local three-or-four lane street or a freeway, on the way to whatever youÂre doing next: Drive the speed limit.I am not about to finger-wag about scofflaws or neÂer-do-wells. My fingers are wrapped around the steering wheel, where they belong. Both hands, 10 oÂclock and 2. I am not talking on a cell phone or checking my stocks or tweeting my sec-ond cousin on a hand-held. I am not jug-gling CDs or futzing with broadband or satellite radio. I am not squeezing a two-patty burger, trying to keep gooey onions or pickle from falling on my lap. At least, right now IÂm not.With my hands and my feet, especially the right one, hovering between accel-erator and brake, I AM driving the speed limit, right here on Military Trail in Palm Beach County, for all to see. The posted limit, on this stretch, is 45 mph, and the needle of my speedometer is feathering right between the 4 and the 5. From this unusual vantage, I am trying to do what the Florida Department of Transportation encourages in its driverÂs manuals, to move with the flow of traffic. I am also conducting my own random, informal, independent survey. No hard numbers. No charts or graphs or mea-sures of dispersion or coefficients of variation. Just eyeballing. A whole lot of folks are blowing my doors off. They come up alone and in twos and threes, mostly. Some are the big bopper trucks and utility vehicles I might expect, many just your standard van or sedan. Now and then thereÂs a classic VW bug or a Mini-Cooper. Since IÂm keeping mainly to the middle lane of three, all-too-many passing pairs seem to enjoy splitting the difference. Look here, this Lincoln Town Car on the left, in what used to be the passing lane; that Ford Focus on the right, which in song and story used to be the slow lane. I say this as I remember yesterday on I-95, watching a hunched motorcyclist and then some guy in a white two-door sedan come slamming within a lifeÂs-breath of bumpers and then juke right and then left, at something near 100 mph, in a snake dance of defiance. In that and this traffic flow, going the maximum posted speed, I am flot-sam. Never mind the researchers and the traffic engineers who study how we act behind the wheel and what our behavior does to each other. They know the numbers better than most: 33,963 men, women and children dead in traf-fic crashes in 2009, drunken driving involved in 32 percent of the deaths, speeding involved in 31 percent. Speed still DOES kill. Poking along well under the limit doesnÂt help, either. In this Florida traffic stream, as in most, there is even slower flotsam. At 45 per, who am I passing? Not always whom IÂd expect. Sure, the moving van and the pickup truck hauling a trailer carrying a bunch of palm trees or a gardening crew usually slides to the rear. Some very small, super-annuated driver bent over the wheel of a very large luxury sedan might lag. How about this sports car, here? OK, I DO get a little thrill when I ease or bust on by, especially past that Maser-ati convertible, there, with the top down, or (a real rarity) that 2-ton enormity with the four rear wheels. I flash back to childhood, bouncing around the fold-down rear half of a sta-tion wagon in some wide-open space, back when we were seeing the U-S-A in our Chevrolet, scanning a poky vehicle just ahead and calling out, ÂCÂmon, Dad! PASS Âim!ÂŽ Then feeling all superior when we did. Still, coming up quick on a slow-mover can grab your gut as surely as a blow-by. Maybe lethargy, or at least the contrast in the flow between fastest and slowest, can kill, too. But the issue goes deeper, I think. And it doesnÂt have that much to do with background or age or occupation. It has a lot to do with that much-touted word, attitude. According to a Midwest-based group called the National Motorists Associa-tion, dedicated to helping you and me fight our speeding tickets, drivers are mostly likely to get a citation in Florida, followed by Georgia and Nevada (tied for second). New York is seventh, New Jersey 10th. You can find their figures online, along with a host of lawyers advertising ways to help you beat the fine. Americans, by jiminy and jaminy, want to get ahead! For a look at speeding, ego provides the perfect lens. Motor vehicles are not just mechanical conveyances, not just gas-powered buggies or wagons on wheels. They are our LIVING, our HOMES-AWAY-FROM, our ESCAPE, our forms of personal expression, our gas-powered, metal-shelled armor against our own softness and a world of trouble. They are our defenders, our champions. Our alter egos. They carry our dreams.Our dreams, these days, are fed by fantasy, supplied in large part by commerce, by movies and advertising. Example: What do car and truck commercials push hardest? Maybe a wave at safety, a holler at prestige or luxury. Mostly, they push Power. Speed. Freedom. Indepen-dence. Derring-do. In a culture still built on suburbs and distant destinations, on getting to work fast and back home or to places of entertainment faster, that intersection is deadly. OK, so what are some 10,000 lives lost (never mind the injuries and emotional trauma) by speeding in motor vehicle accidents last year against The Dream? Dream on. CouldnÂt dreams have a speed limit? Highways do, but whoÂs heeding them? I am, just now, eyes catching every speed limit sign, but the flow of traffic is push-ing around me, and I can already see the needle on the speedometer pushing me ahead, out of my argument. Bet I can beat you through the yellow light. Q BY TIM NORRIS____________________tnorris@Â” oridaweekly.com
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Experience in Cosmetic Injectables. n n n r rn! n Spies, spies, everywhere spies In January, Saudi officials detained a vulture from Tel Aviv University (part of endangered-species research), calling it a spy and alarming its Israeli handlers that the bird might face a grues ome execution as an espionage agent. Then, a day later, Iran reportedly detained an Arab-American woman crossing its border from Armenia Â„ after discovering a Âspy microphoneÂŽ in her teeth. (A week later, she was allowed to travel to Turkey.) In December, after an Egyptian woman was killed by a shark at a Red Sea resort, the local governor in Egypt accused IsraelÂs spy agency, Mossad, of releasing Âattack sharksÂŽ in order to stifle tourism. Q Cultural diversity A supposedly centuries-old Korean health treatment Â„ the vaginal steam bath Â„ has become a popu-lar fad recently in Southern California, according to a December Los Angeles Times report. As the client squats on an open-seated stool, vapors of herbs such as wormwood supposedly fight stress, infections, hemorrhoids, infer-tility and irregular menstrual periods. Thirty minutesÂ treatment runs $20 to $50, and according to a prominent Bev-erly Hills gynecologist, the procedure actually could be beneficial. Among the donÂt-miss tourist attractions in Thailand, according to author Jim AlgieÂs recent guide (ÂBizarre ThailandÂŽ): the monkey hospital in Lopbun, where terminal patients are treated with utmost respect (pending, of course, their immi-nent reincarnation); ÂTortoise TownÂŽ in Khon Kaen province, where those crit-ters outnumber humans by 4-to-1 and dominate the streets with shell-butting mating-rights competitions; and the Buf-falo Head Temple near Bangkok, where the abbotÂs pagoda, for some reason, is made of 6,000 water buffalo skulls. ChinaÂs dynamic economy has created Western-style insecurities, includ-ing young womenÂs anxieties about beauty and self-improvement as they search for employment. Consequently, China has become the worldÂs third-largest consumer of plastic surgery ser-vices Â„ with demand that perhaps chal-lenges the supply of skilled surgeons. Women typically want wider eyes, ÂslicedÂŽ eyelids, narrower noses and jaws, and smaller chins, and both men and women seek height by attempting the painful (and usually unsuccessful) Âheel implantÂŽ procedure. (A currently popular, less invasive remedy for imme-diate body streamlining Â„ as when preparing for a job interview Â„ involves ingesting eggs of the ringworm, so that the worm devours food before the stom-ach can digest it.) Every Dec. 24 in Sweden, at 3 p.m., a third to a half of all Swedes sit down to watch the same traditional television program that has marked Christmas for the last 50 years: a lineup of his-toric Donald Duck cartoons. According to a December report on Slate.com, the show is insinuated in the national psyche because it was the first big holiday program when Swedes began to acquire tele vision sets in 1959. Entire families still watch together, repeating their favorite lines. Q Sounds like a joke When longtime Orange County, Calif., inmate Malcolm King demanded kosher meals and double helpings, jail-ers resisted, and Mr. King went to court. Judge Derek Johnson asked Mr. King if his demands were religion-based, and Mr. King said yes Â„ citing ÂFestivusÂŽ (a joke religion popularized on the ÂSeinfeldÂŽ TV show). According to a December Orange County Register report, Judge Johnson approved Mr. KingÂs demands. A 2010 Chicago Tribune publicrecords examination of suburban Chica-go traffic-stop drug searches found that sniffer dogs are usually wrong Â„ that 56 percent of all ÂpositiveÂŽ signals by dogs yielded no contraband (73 percent fail-ure if the driver was Hispanic). Q Latest cutting-edge research Georgia Tech scientists tested (for an October publication) the Âoscilla-tory shakingÂŽ they witnessed by wet mice and various-sized wet dogs as they shook water off Â„ finding an inverse ratio between size and speed, from 27 cycles per second by a mouse to 5.8 by a mid-sized dog. Their original hypothesis was that speed would decrease according to Âtorso radius,ÂŽ but they forgot to factor in the length of the animalsÂ fur. Israeli researchers, writing in the journal Fertility and Sterility, found that women undergoing in-vitro fertilization were almost twice as likely to conceive if they had been made to laugh by a hos-pital ÂclownÂŽ entertaining them as soon as their embryos were implanted. Q NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATELatest religious messagesThe General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) announced in December that it issued 350,000 ÂfatwasÂŽ in 2010 Â„ not the Âdeath toÂŽ fatwas, but rather, Quranic interpretations govern-ing everyday life. (The Authority ruled last year, for example, that car raffles are bad; that vuvuzelas are acceptable if kept under 100 decibels; that afternoon naps are prohibited because time should be better spent; and that half-sisters may shake hands with their brothers, even if their mother is Christian.) Q People are strange Which Branch Is Best? Dustin Jakes, 27, an Army soldier, was arrested for shooting drinking buddy David Provost, 24, a Navy sailor, in Florence, Ariz., on Christmas Day. They argued over which service was better (and since Jakes had the gun, the answer was ÂArmyÂŽ). Q
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 purposeful, motor-driven glide. The boater might be a celebrity, but he has no special privilege, just a mast higher than the down spanÂs 25-foot clearance. He asks for passage on the marine radio, joins what bridge-monitors and traffic-counters call the Âqueue,ÂŽ waits his turn. The bridge must open. The 707 (named for its route, SR 707) is an on-demand, or, as its operators, in a spirit of cooperative goodwill, prefer, an Âon-requestÂŽ bridge. Some other drawbridges open on scheduled fractions of the clock, hour, half-hour, 15, 20, 40 or 45 after. Even those are subject to circumstance. A slow-moving and long-ap-proach tug-and-barge, a flotilla of vessels from a boat show, a government priority vessel, an accident or other emergency, all can prolong an opening, and the citi-zens being held up rarely realize why. Repair, improvement and new construc-tion force longer pauses, sometimes months longer. Without traffic, this bridge can yawn open and clam shut in two minutes. Mostly, the bridges called ÂdrawÂŽ gape and seal again within five or six minutes. For many waiting at the gates or pausing at the span, thatÂs still too long. Looking out at the water, Chuck Bahnerd, 707Âs bridge tender, recognizes the boater just below him right off. ÂThatÂs Alan Jackson, the coun-try singer,ÂŽ he says. Does he mean the Alan Jackson who wrote and sang 25 No. 1 hits on the Billboard charts and landed in the Country Music Hall of Fame? ÂYeah,ÂŽ Mr. Bah-nerd says, Âand thatÂs him, in the white shirt, right there.ÂŽ Maybe Mr. Jackson appreciates whatÂs about to happen. Very few do, on land or water. One who does is standing behind Mr. Bahnerd, just now, in the bridge house. Barry Meve worked his way through electri-cal duty and traffic signals through the bridge department to his current job, Palm Beach CountyÂs Superintendent of Bridges, Road and Bridge Division, Department of Engi-neering and Public Works. As overseer of the countyÂs more than 300 spans, he understands how and why bridges can go wrong and appreciates how often, how overwhelmingly often, they go right, and what it takes to keep them doing that. HeÂs well-versed, too, in the catalog of public responses, including what he calls Âthe one-finger salute.ÂŽ He also knows that each bridge has its routine and its own character. Each of the 20 movable bridges in Palm Beach County is engineered and built in a unique shape to ferry a shifting subset of humanity between two particular spans of land on varying roadway across a par-ticular stretch of water. At this moment at the 707 Bridge traffic waits, the landlocked kind and also the waterborne kind, anticipating the action of a great mechanism but under-standing nearly nothing of it, looking up at the bridge house, scanning the bridgeÂs immense spans, commandeered by one person working with his or her own eyes and a c onsole of push-b uttons. Thirty-five full-time tenders and 12 who are on-call control the countyÂs drawbridges. This one, Chuck Bahnerd, is wearing the hat of the NFLÂs Cleveland Browns. ÂIÂm from Cleveland, moved away when I was 11 years old, been back one time,ÂŽ he says. ÂI have a lot of fam-ily up North, so I have to stick with my team.ÂŽ Locally, he and his co-workers might seem almost as anonymous. Barry Meve says, ÂA lot of people, we might start talking about bridges, and I say how many do you drive over when you go to work, and they say ÂI donÂt know.Â Well, you probably drive over 20 of them and never think about it.ÂŽ ÂUntil theyÂre up,ÂŽ Mr. Bahnerd says, Âand youÂre sitting back there and saying, ÂCÂmon, IÂm late!Â EverybodyÂs late.ÂŽ At bridge-level, at least, who you are, or how late, or what you can buy or bully or inveigle for yourself, doesnÂt matter. Each week, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday through Monday, Chuck Bahnerd runs this bridge. He runs it with the authority of Palm Beach County and the state of Florida and, in support, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers, and he may give a hoo-hah about a boatÂs celebrity occupant or low-er-profile pedestri-ans he greets every morning as they jog or bicycle by, but he doesnÂt give an inch. A bridge itself is democratic and exacting, too. If you think the 707 is big, Mr. Meve says, wait until you see the next one, over on Donald Ross Road, where just about now tender Tom Ringelstein is letting a high-masted schooner through. The 707, built in 1969, shows two lanes, two leaves, four gates; the Donald Ross, opened in 1990, features four lanes, 18 gates, and the latest in safety, including protective barriers for pedestrians and wayward vehicles and extra lanes and wide approach areas that allow traffic to move both ways over one span when the other is closed. For all a casual onlooker knows, bridges run on a single switch, possibly by computer from some remote locale. Guess again. The 707 plays Mr. BahnerdÂs tune. He commands the keyboard, which con-nects through lines and switches to the engine-works and counterweight below, and to traffic signals and gates and warn-ing and search lights and a sound system for bells and horn. He also knows where to look, and when, and where at least most of the surprises come from, like that inlet here or that marina over there. ÂI used to work for Publix,ÂŽ Mr. Bahnerd says. ÂMy knees finally collapsed, and I needed new knees put in. Then this (left) one got broken. So I gave up Publix, and my wife was watching on TV, went on the Palm Beach County channel and saw the ad and said, ÂOh look, why donÂt you become a bridge-tender?Â I wanted to do something instead of collect Social Security or dis-ability, so I went down and they hired me right away. IÂve been here ever since, about 10 years now.ÂŽ He turns to the console, his eyes on Âscan.ÂŽ Lights flash first, then bells clang, 20 times. Traffic signals jump from green to yellow to red. Mr. BahnerdÂs hands, just now, work the butt ons on 707Âs control console, in sequence. Stopping-gates drift down, off-going first, then oncom-ing. A horn sounds. Indicator-lights on buttons and limit switches ensure that each step works in sequence. ÂYou canÂt do anything out of order,ÂŽ Mr. Bahnerd says. His eyes, all the while, work everything else in sight. He pushes a lighted button. A lock clicks open. Then another. The spans, 130 feet long, 200 tons, start to rise. On the landward side alone, 18 vehicles have backed up toward U.S. 1. A dozen wait on the island side. Three pedestrians, a man on a motorcycle and a cyclist pause alongside. The spans stop, angled up at 77 degrees, and lock in place. Alan JacksonÂs boat, the Hullbilly, cruises through, and, as it passes under-neath, the bridge tender points to a silhouette, reclining aft on the starboard side, without the big white hat. ÂAlan always sits closest to us,ÂŽ Mr. Bahnerd says. ÂHey, he waved today!ÂŽ The tender notes the passage in his log: time, name, boat type, direction. Last year, Mr. Bahnerd and other tenders opened the 707 Bridge 3,458 times to let through 4,366 vessels, recording every one. He has installed a big leather chair for comfort, but he moves around so much, to the console, out to the walk-way, down ladders to the bathroom and machine room, that he is more likely to get writerÂs cramp and saddle sore. A bridge tender learns, in a shift or three, that no day is entirely routine and that every minute, every second, counts. Bridge tenders, bound to their post (no breaks, bring your food, toilet down that stairway or metal ladder, there), are paid to be attentive, and as population grows and technology expands, they have more and more to watch. In seconds, humdrum can crumple into emergency. At 707, just then, a voice crackles from the marine radio. This is 707,ÂŽ Bahnerd answers. ÂGo ahead.ÂŽ ÂNorthbound, uh, southbound,ÂŽ the boater says, Âand approaching you from the north.ÂŽ ÂYou sure you know which way youÂre going today?ÂŽ Bahnerd says. No answer. ÂGive me about five minutes to get this traffic through, and weÂll get this bridge up.ÂŽ QQQAS THE BRIDGE TENDER ENGAGES the boater, Barry Meve steps outside for a breath of air and an impromptu tour, a look at the bridgeÂs features, from tiny puffs of copper on the tips of gates and spans, meant to ground a lightning strike, to the motor-driven mechanical workings in the bowels of the bridge. In the history of human gadgets, movable bridges might stand among the most ingenious. They are, physically, transformers, mediators between mul-tiple forms of transportation, between boats and motor vehicles and trains, also making a place for walkers and runners and cyclists. Hereabouts, nearly all the draw bridges are bascule, a French word based on Âsee-saw.ÂŽ Gravity allows mas-sive spans to be moved by very small motors. They are far more compact, too, and often more attractive than massive flyover designs, saving adjacent land and improving the landscape. Lift bridges, swing bridges, tilt bridges, all have their own uses. Many of these techniques, or these arts, are ancient. The Egyptians and Romans designed movable bridges. European castles from the 11th century on spanned their moats with retractable bridges, but most were simple wood-plank drops hauled up by hand with ropes or chains on the pegs of wooden spindle gears. Leonardo da Vinci designed a whole series of more advanced drawbridges, and the Dutch, with a surfeit of canals and water-loving sail and flatboats and land-loving ox carts, perfected the vertical draw and the lift. Great painters, among them Camille Corot and Vincent Van Gogh, recorded them. They were something hand-crafted to use and view and admire, something to value. Everybody wanted and needed to get where they were going, but many also wanted to enjoy the journey. We live, now, Mr. Meve suggests, in an age of less handiwork and more urgent convenience. What those invested in its drive-thru mentality value most is time...and never mind that they are hurrying home to download a movie or invest in a gin-and-tonic on the screened-in porch. A lot of these folks are intent on fixing lunch or dinner or caring for kids or older relatives or up against their next deadline or delivery. BRIDGESFrom page 1 MEVE RINGELSTEIN BAHNERD SCOTT B. SMITH / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Donald Ross bridge (above) has mammoth machinery (left) to raise and lower its bascules.
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 NEWS A9 Right NOW, they want a go-ahead, a let-me-go. Operators and overseers of Palm Beach CountyÂs 20 drawbridges, on behalf of county and state government, know, every day, that not just tugs and barges but the world-as-we-know-it is coming at Âem. The local and regional and sometimes global on-the-move part, anyway. And nearly all of the occupants of that world want to move right on through. Chuck Bahnerd and Tom Ringelstein see that urgency and pretty much every-thing else in their 360-degree visual sweeps and on their video monitor screens, which at a given moment show open water. Never mind the 99-point-nine-nine-whatever of those who enter their province by land or water leave without trouble. You meffle-fifter! YouÂre holding me up! No tender or supervisor ever suggests that, hey man, you want a hold-up? Try a stagecoach. You want perfection? Try a fairy tale...and, look, in those, what you had waiting for you at a bridge usually came up from underneath, with warts and sharp teeth. That was then; this is NOW, as in present tense. In Florida, where the many waterways meet the many roadways, movable bridges carry the action. Few stalled at the gates seem to buy that part of a very modest toll for liv-ing in a tropical paradise is patience. A stop could be a chance to look around or ease back. To ponder, to reflect, to stand down, to remember or daydream. Skip it! In a drive-thru, sell-Âem-convenience era, the most-driven drivers of the vehicular kind might define draw-bridges as the intersection of Gotta Get There and IÂm LosinÂ It! Drawbridges, though, their tenders point out, are not just a convenience or even a necessity; they are a social con-tract and a living negotiation, a declara-tion of compromise. Without the bridges, Barry Meve and his tenders can testify, the intersection of highway and watercourse could become Madcap and Mayhem. Even with them, humanity and politics, science and nature sometimes collide. QQQCHUCK BAHNERD STILL SEES, IN his mindÂs eye, the year-old image of a tug boat and its mammoth barge pushing and dragging toward the 707 Bridge. From the bridge house, Mr. Bahnerd has watched a nearly lookalike scene play out a thousand times or more. Com-mercial traffic, after all, is why the Army Corps of Engineers and legions of work-ers trenched a laid-back, bay-and-inlet, multifarious meander into the Atlantic Intracoastal Canal, a disciplined water-way extending 1,550 miles and serving commerce, travel and recreation. Thou-sands of private boaters come down from New England and the mid-Atlantic and the Carolinas, many others from Canada, bound for South Florida and the Caribbean beyond. Thousands more sail or motor out from homes nearby. Indus-trial, military and government vessels add to the mix. Nearly all of them depend on routine, and routine is nearly always the norm, because so many people work to keep it that way. They also anticipate, some-times celebrate, and often fear and shun, the exception. This tug and barge, Mr. Bahnerd sees, are off-kilter. That keens his nerves. What those closest to drawbridges, designers and engineers and managers and operators, might want most, on and in and around the span, is kilter. A true, reliable line, a predictable flow. This approaching pair is renegade. The tug shows a sudden confusion, nos-ing left, then right, and the barge, barely an eighth of a mile short of the bridge, starts sliding nightmarishly sideways. Watching them come on, he is suddenly helpless. As it is, these days, traffic from all sides is getting heavier, faster, more bombarded with rules and worries, more multi-tasking and device-wielding, less-forgiving. For anyone living with and in drawbridges, vehicles wrongly gunning up a lifted span are foolish; pedestrians caught in elevated limbo are tragic. Deaths, covered in the news, are most searing. Otherwise, few moments are worse than a runaway barge. What saved them that day, saved the tugboat pilot and the bridge tender, saved the vessels and the bridge, was a thin curl of wood, a walkway where electricians can walk out to service the navigation lights. It looks fragile. Bridge people call it Âthe fender system.ÂŽ ÂHe hit over there and he bounced off and ricocheted over here,ÂŽ Mr. Bah-nerd says. ÂHe hit the catwalk, and it crunched like a box of cereal, going CRUNCH, CRUNCH. There was no damage to the bridge itself. It saved us.ÂŽ So many elements in bridge design, Mr. Meve adds, are designed for safety, starting with backup generators. Mr. Bahnerd recalls when Hurricane Wilma knocked out power across the region in 2005. The bridges kept working. ÂWe had no power at my house for almost 14 days,ÂŽ he says. This place was like home to me, you know? I have TV, I have a microwave, I have AC. It got hot out there. I WANTED my eight hours, you know? I ENJOYED coming to work!ÂŽ QQQFLORIDAÂS MOVABLE BRIDGES HAVE two masters, depending on who owns the road that cross-es them. State and U.S. highways belong to the Florida Department of Transportation; most county and local roads fall to the county. So, hereabouts, the 707 Jupiter Island bridge is Palm Beach CountyÂs, the near-by Jupiter bridge on U.S. 1 is the stateÂs, the Donald Ross Road is county, and the PGA Boulevard Bridge in Palm Beach Gardens and the Parker Bridge on U.S. 1 in Palm Beach are state. The DOT remains central. It mandates and staffs inspections, polices safety, pro-vides and seeks funds for maintenance and upgrade and new construction, even at a time when the national belt is tight-ening the life out of local governments. And a bridgeÂs architects and overseers appreciate that the success of every crossing depends not just on hardware but on humanity, on the crews providing construction and maintenance, on the person behind the windows, watching and taking action. The bridge brigade also has to deal with the elements. Not just the usual sun-bake and tropical shower and even the rare hurricane. ALL of them. WeÂre talking rust and vibration, wood-boring insects, and pigeons, looking for a shady roost, and cockroaches, who feed on what the pigeons leave. WeÂre talking sand and surf. ÂSalt water is hell on everything,ÂŽ Chuck Bahnerd says, and Barry Meve adds, ÂAnd salt air, too.ÂŽ Mostly, they have to deal with the mechanism. Showing it at Donald Ross, Mr. Meve steps into The Pit. The level of complexity can seem staggering. The electrical box at Donald Ross, alone, carries 600 wires and con-nections, Dan Doyle, assistant superin-tendent of Palm Beach CountyÂs Road and Bridge Division, says. A host of new materials, including solar powered lights, stainless steel bolts, plastic fenders, lighter and sturdier aluminum railings, especially stronger and more durable concrete, are extending the initial lives of bridges from 50 to 75 years and more and also complicating them. Sometimes an older design is better. Three levels up at Donald Ross, tender Tom Ringelstein is getting ready to raise the bridge and lower the spans. Down in the Pit, in near-silence, Barry Meve is narrating a bygone gear, put in service of shortening the bridges approach. A walking-gear seems simple, partner of gravity, a curved gear with square ÂteethÂŽ moving on a flat bed with match-ing sockets, lifting two teeth at a time, peeling back as the weight of the spans lifts and shifts with them, replanting as the spans lower again. In moments, the bridgeÂs dual gears, one on each side, will usher the heavily weighted tail of the double-spanÂs more than 700 tons of metal and concrete into the Pit, giving the spans room to tilt to their 77 degrees above horizontal and open the waterway to a trimaran and a southbound tug and barge. Even immersed in operational detail, Mr. Meve still finds the sight majestic. He knows how to appreciate the bridge with his ears, too. Walking the Donald Ross Bridge with photographer Scott Smith late last month, Barry Meve heard an odd sound in the northernmost lane. A drawbridge, among other things, generates a clamor, a disharmony of noise. This Âthump-thumpÂŽ didnÂt belong. ÂAbove the wall for the machinery room, they didnÂt support the grat-ing properly at the intersection of the beams,ÂŽ he said. ÂWhen they put con-crete over it, they couldnÂt see it. Over the years, where the grating is welded to the top of the beams, it broke some welds loose. They should have put a shim underneath it, welded the shim to the beam and the grating to the shim. It wasnÂt a safety thing, but weÂll go in and weld it down like it should be.ÂŽ Like any elaborate mechanism, he says, bridges need vigilant care. Inspec-tion and maintenance are crucial. Both the county and the state keep elaborate and detailed schedules, chart aging of materials and need for service such as changing hydraulic oil and sandblasting and repainting, make individual workers responsible. Bridge tenders in Palm Beach County have taken the job personally, he says, for more than a century. He points back to the first bridge at Jupiter Island, the Jupiter Inlet Bridge, built in 1923. ÂThat was a wood bridge, and people lived on it,ÂŽ he says. ÂThe new bridge was dedi-cated to the Woods and Cato families, who worked as bridge-tenders there from the 1920s to the 1960s. That was a swing bridge and had wood pilings, you had to actually go out and work it. We still have a hand-operated swing bridge out at Point Chosen, Belle Glade.ÂŽ He wonders if more people appreciate the tender, there. QQQIN POMPANO BEACH, LAURA PORTER, her son Daniel and Cole Harper, LauraÂs nephew and DanielÂs cousin, know the challenges and live with the criticism. They run Florida Drawbridge Inc., contractor for Florida DOT drawbridges in much of South Florida. They understand the engineering and operational side, too, including the impact of the elements and humanity. Complaints are legion; they smile to hear Chuck BahnerdÂs story of condo residents on Jupiter Island up in arms over bait-fishers who work off 707 Bridge at night and leave fish parts to raise a stink of their own. Having human eyes on the situation at each bridge, the trio at Florida Draw-bridge says, gives bridge tenders added importance. They keep video footage of water and roadway, and detailed accounts of vessels coming through, and local and federal authorities sometimes ask for them. Nearly all bridge people, they say, hope that the public using drawbridges will appreciate the complexity and chal-lenges, starting with planning, design, financing, approval. ÂJust one lock bar is mechanical, electrical and hydraulic,ÂŽ Daniel Porter says. ÂThereÂs so much going on with each bridge.ÂŽ Cole Harper says this: ÂIn most places, people wait for trains. You get used to that. You can get used to the same thing waiting for vessels to go through. WeÂre sharing these transportation systems, and just because the medium of the ves-sel or car or the train is different, weÂre sharing this land and water and sharing these systems to move over them.ÂŽ Laura Porter adds, ÂRemember that drawbridges, as beautiful as they are, can be very dangerous. There is a lot hap-pening right there, and people should stand back, make sure the bridge tender sees them, and realize that thereÂs a whole process, boats going through, cars going through, big machinery is moving up and down. ItÂs a time to step back and appreciate that.ÂŽ Bridge people work, they say, to keep building another kind of bridge to the public trust. If their enterprise is also a bridge to a public cuss, well, it comes with the territory. They hope, with their everyday efforts, to stay, and work, above it. Q O draw bridge openings in palm beach county
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 How many times have you seen someone justify hurtful barbs with the dis-claimer: ÂI was just kidding?ÂŽ But were they just kidding? Or did they use their alleged ÂhumorÂŽ as an opportu-nity to dish out a message they didnÂt have the courage or werenÂt comfortable enough to assert in a straightforward manner. Did they use their humor as a cover to side-step responsibility for the consequences of their insults? Julie (not her real name), a professional woman with advanced degrees, recently reported an experience that she and her husband Mike found to be very disturbing. Mike, bright and knowledge-able, owns a wildly successful business, even though he lacks a formal education. They have many friends from every walk of life. Julie and Mike were recently at a party with couples theyÂve known for years. Their neighbor Jim teased Mike about his mispronunciation of words in front of the others. Julie was incensed because she knew that Mike can be very sensitive about his limited education and it felt to her that Jim was belittling her husband. She pulled Jim over and quietly confronted him. He dismissed the whole subject by saying, ÂCome on. You know I love Mike like a brother! Mike knew that I was just kidding. He shouldnÂt be so sensitive. I didnÂt mean anything by it.ÂŽ We all know that teasing can be a good-natured way of having good times and showing affection among close friends and family. We may lovingly poke fun at an unusual or annoying habit or attribute of another person with no intention of causing hurt. The butt of the joke himself may even call attention to this trait in a self-deprecating manner and laugh along with us. The confusing thing for all of us is that some people welcome certain types of teasing but become offended when we cross over a line. They may have their own quirky criteria about what feels okay and what feels abusive. Conse-quently, we would have no set way of knowing the difference. We all know the locker room mentality of trading jabs. Whether itÂs the otherÂs height, receding hairline or bulg-ing waistline, some people seem to enjoy dishing out insults. A lot of this teasing is an attempt to show they are Âwith it,ÂŽ with the intention of being accepted as part of the group. Sometimes the jokester knowingly ridicules the target because he believes it will elevate his status with his buddies. As each person tries to outdo the other by topping things off with the ultimate, the situation can spiral out of control into an ugly power play Â„ a contest about who is cleverer and in control. The language becomes increasingly more mean-spirited and can even become downright hostile. And if someone dares to protest, he may feel as if he is being blamed for his feelings and harassed fur-ther for not being man enough to tolerate a joke. ItÂs all in good fun? Right? Wrong. Some people do not have the necessary filter and sensitivity to evaluate on their own when the teasing crosses the line. They may indiscriminately toss out jabs, believing that it is all in good fun and will enhance their camaraderie and standing with the others. They may not even have the social judgment to recog-nize the occasions when their ÂjokesÂŽ are not funny, and when the group at large may view the jokester as inappro-priate and crass. Are you one of those jokesters? Do you get yourself into situations where people let you know that they do not appreciate your comments? Do you find yourself saying ÂJust kiddingÂŽ one time too many? Then it may behoove you to work on developing an important social skill. It often takes unusual sensitivity to know the difference between teasing that is well received and remarks that will be construed as hostile. If you find your-self getting into trouble with people you care about, then you are better off stopping yourself before you say any-thing that has the potential of being misunderstood. Go out of your way to look for things that are positive so that you promote affec-tion by speaking well. You may even want to have a candid discussion with your friend to clarify how they feel. If you have any sense that youÂve offended them, a heartfelt apology and a commitment to be more considerate of their feelings in the future would be an important step in preserv-ing the well being of the relationship. If you are the recipient of unwelcome comments, it is important to find a way to tell the other person that their remarks are hurtful to you and stand in the way of your relationship. If the other person tries to deflect responsibility or implies that too much is being made of the remarks, it would be important to reiterate that it is not okay for the other person to poke fun. Standing up for yourself and calling attention to the negative undercurrents of other peopleÂs careless or deliberate jabs is a powerful way for you to demonstrate your personal integrity. Q Â„ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. She holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached at her Palm Beach Gardens office at 561 630 2827, or online at www. palmbeachfamilytherapy.com. HEALTHY LIVING linda LIPSHUTZ O email@example.comSay Â‘Just kidding?Â’ too much and itÂ’s probably an insultThis week one of the larger gatherings of grantmakers in the state is taking place in Orlando. The event is the annual con-ference of the Florida Philanthropy Net-work (FPN) which this year is focused on ÂImagining Florida: PhilanthropyÂs Vision for FloridaÂs Future.ÂŽ This annual gathering brings together staff and board members from foundations and other grantmaking organizations. There are leaders attending from the stateÂs non-profit sector, state and local government and the private sector. Those gathering will reflect upon the Florida weÂd like to steward for the benefit of future gen-erations and the role of philanthropy in helping to make that vision a reality. Sessions invite the re-imagination of FloridaÂs art and cultural sector, give assessment of the stateÂs economy now and in the future, and inventory the challenges to creating a healthier state. The Gulf oil spill and its aftermath are also on the agenda. Though all founda-tions share similar characteristics, they are different, too, and occasionally flock together on the basis of difference to dis-cuss issues unique to their institutions. Community foundations, for example, will meet in a separate caucus prior to the conference opening. Meetings also take place organized on the basis of interest in addressing issues of common concern. Plenty of networking takes place in the hallways and between ses-sions, the exchanges often highlighting how the search for resources happens in real time, that are an asset toward local problem-solving. Time and the expense invested are precious. Generally, there are very few occasions in philanthropy that prompt opportunities to cross over the bridge into a shared universe. Dol-lars are limited too, so the incentive is high to make good use of the time and to leave with something tangible, an idea, a strategy or a resource of benefit to the work back home. The opening keynote speaker at this event is someone who goes back in time with me, to the decade of the Â90Âs, when I lived and worked in the mid south. The Âmid southÂŽ was a term I always thought was more appropriately the Âdeep south.ÂŽ Put Louisiana, Missis-sippi and Arkansas in the same bucket, and itÂs hard to imagine the cultural and economic diversity of this region were middle anything. My career as a philanthropy professional began in these three states. My first trip south from Jackson to New Orleans was to meet my colleague there. At the time, it was as if I had journeyed from one country to another, traveling over Lake Pontchar-train past the bayous and into the arms of Âles bons tempsÂŽ roulette. When we became better acquainted and our work was entwined by mutual interests, we sometime traveled together across the diverse landscapes that made up our region. Though time there increased my familiarity with many places, it was still no less stunning than my first journey to later travel west, then north from Jack-son, through the Mississippi delta, and pass over the bridge into the biscuit fest country of Arkansas. This was another century, even then. Now, 20 years later, itÂs a remarkable intersection to be making with an old friend, Linetta Gilbert, given the time and miles traveled, both having made the journey here on the road made by philanthropy. Neither of us could have imagined this crossroads existed in our future. My friend is speaking at the pinnacle of her career. Her leadership is now become legend, acknowledged and respected for the role she played in shaping the founding and growth of a philanthropic movement in underserved communities worldwide. From her sta-tion as a program officer at the Greater New Orleans Foundation to her rise as a senior program officer for the Ford Foundation, her vision helped to instill and grow an excitement about philan-thropy as a grassroots movement in rural communities and communities of color, in places few considered sufficiently worthy to aspire toward philanthropy of their own making. The conventional wisdom at the time was that poor or rural communities had no philanthropic assets. Looking back now, I can deeply appreciate how radical it was to have not only suggested other-wise but to also have made the invest-ment of a lifetime in bringing the vision of community philanthropy into frui-tion. ThatÂs the thing about philanthropy you canÂt underestimate. It can and has changed the world. Q Â„ As one of FloridaÂs largest community foundations, the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties advances quality of life, citizen engagement, and regional vitality through its promotion of philanthropy. We have been in existence for more than 35 years, with permanent endowment now totaling more than $100 million. Last year, the foundation awarded more than $3.4 million in grants and led initiatives to address critical issues of common concern among our regionÂs communities, including hunger, homelessness, affordable housing, and the conservation and protection of water resources. We are the trusted steward of over 250 funds created by area families, philanthropists, corporations and private foundations for charitable investment in our regionÂs communities. For more information, visit: www.yourcommunityfoundation.org.GIVING Meeting at a crossroads traces the importance of philanthropy leslie LILLY President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties O re Âwith a ccepted mes the h e target e vat e hi s th e ot h er u ltimate, f control a contest contro l i n gl y v en n d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d h e d u r h to o d fun? h e neces a luate on construed as hostile If you find your self g ettin g into trouble wit h peop l e y ou care a bout, then y ou ar e b etter o ff stoppin g g yourself before yo u say a n yth in g t h at h a s th e other person to poke f for yourself and callin g ne g ative undercurrents careless or deliberate j a w ay f or you to demo n s ona l integrity. Q Â„ Linda Lipshutz a psychotherapist s als, couples and fam degrees from Corne and trained man In ily T ha r p ly
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 NEWS A13 A young loggerhead named Cletus was released on Juno Beach on Jan. 22 after being nursed back to health at the non-profit Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Hundreds of people attended, lining the beach and jamming the parking lot. The center accepts injured and sick sea turtles and nurses them back to health. It depends on volunteers and donations. The center, at 14200 U.S. 1, has a hospital, aquariums and learning exhibits. It also has a gift shop. To donate and for more information see marinelife.org or call 627-8280.LOGGERHEAD MARINELIFE CENTER TURTLE RELEASE 1. Cletus the loggerhead swam in a small pool, awaiting cleanup and release.2. Hospital coordinator Melissa Ranly, left, and volunteers Sandra Wallace, center, and Marci Meyerowich, measured the turtle. It has a microchip, so records will be on file.3. The young loggerhead got a gentle scrub-bing to remove algae before it was released.4 There was hollering and applause from the crowd when Cletus was set loose and swam away.5. Volunteer Sandra Wallace carried turtle toward the water. Its sex could not be deter-mined because it is too young.6. Volunteer Sandra Wallace set Cletus on the sand. Ms. Wallace was celebrating her birthday on the day of the release.7. Cletus flapped toward the Atlantic. It was one of 124 sea turtles cared for by the cen-ter in 2010.8. Cletus dug in and headed toward the water; once in the surf it quickly disap-peared.2 1 5 4 6 78 3BETTY L. WELLS / FLORIDA WEEKLY
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 www.truetreasuresinc.com1201USHwyOne,NorthPalmBeach (561)625-9569 3926NorthlakeBlvd.,PalmBeachGardens (561)694-2812 617NorthlakeBlvdNorthPalmBeach (561)844-8001ouwillhavefun shoppingwithus!Y TT10X377 ÂOnce you make a sale, you write the spot,ÂŽ she says. Then Mrs. Davisson began recording the spots. Public relations executive Dick Gruenwald heard her and asked, ÂDo you ever do remotes?ÂŽ He suggested a half-hour show. Mrs. Davisson said yes and did ÂTurtle TalkÂŽ at the old Holiday Inn in Jupiter. Mr. Gruenwald also suggested she do ÂHilton Talk,ÂŽ at the Singer Island Hilton, and her guests included Dick Cavett, Lib-erace, Phyllis Diller, Martin Sheen, Adri-enne Barbeau and Charles Nelson Reilly. ÂCavett was the only one who intimidated me,ÂŽ Mrs. Davisson says. ÂTheyÂd come in and co-host ÂThe Morning Show,ÂÂŽ Mrs. Davisson says. ÂThey really helped out with the charity Angels of the World.ÂŽ The charity helps the mentally disabled. Mrs. Davisson had worked in the midÂ70s with the Manatee Dinner Theatre near Port Salerno, where she handled some of the public relations. Then Burt Reynolds got involved.ÂBurt directed ÂBus Stop.Â He came in with Sally Field, Bob Urich and SallyÂs mom,ÂŽ Mrs. Davisson says. ÂThat was a forerunner to the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre.ÂŽ While there, she worked with actors Maureen OÂSullivan and Roland Winters, famous as Charlie Chan. But it was her radio career and ÂThe Morning ShowÂŽ that helped launch Mrs. DavissonÂs public relations job at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre. ÂBurt is the one who hired me,ÂŽ she said. ÂSaid he listened to me all the time on ÂThe Morning Show.ÂÂŽ In the years since the dinner theater folded, some may forget what a presence Mr. Reynolds had in northern Palm Beach County. Stars poured in to visit him, or to appear at the dinner theater. Tammy Wynette sang there. Dinah Shore was a frequent visitor, so was Sally Field. ÂBurt was always so generous,ÂŽ says Ms. Greene. ÂAll of us who worked together there still are close.ÂŽ And that generosity was contagious.ÂIÂd tell my mom and sheÂd help my friends,ÂŽ says Ms. Greene, who remembers how they helped Andrew Kato mount his first show at the theater. Mr. Kato, now artistic director at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, in the former din-ner theater, remembers that generosity. ÂIÂve known Kathy since we were both waiters in the Burt Reynolds Dinner The-atre days,ÂŽ he says. ÂAnd on a personal note, Kathy was one of my three female peers who rescued me from geekdom. They did everything in their power to make me even slightly cool.ÂŽ ÂBack in the Burt Reynolds days, there was such a family spirit. We were so close,ÂŽ Mr. Kato says. ÂWhen I came back to Jupiter, it was like the continuation of our friendship. Fourteen years later, it was like nothing had changed.ÂŽ He applauds the family spirit.ÂKathy is a carbon copy of her mother,ÂŽ Mr. Kato says. ÂWhen you have someone like Jan who knows just what to say, well, Kathy had a really great teacher in her mother.ÂŽ Mrs. Davisson, who lived in Florida off and on as a child, and attended St. Theresa High School in Coral Gables, moved to Jupiter in 1969. She always was known as a go-getter. ÂI never was a womanÂs libber because I felt that if I needed to make my way, I could make my way,ÂŽ she says. She led an initiative to create Burt Reynolds Park. She helped document the history of the area Â„ she was on a first-name basis with pioneers John and Bessie DuBois, who had a home near Jupiter inlet. While Mrs. Davisson was going forward in radio, then onward in the late Â70s and Â80s as public relations director for Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre, Kathy Greene was learning from her mom. ÂI had to get off the school bus and cut commercials,ÂŽ Ms. Greene says. She was active in community theater and studied theater in college. Ms. Greene switched majors to political science and earned a degree at St. Leo University. She worked as an assistant to former U.S. Rep. E. Clay Shaw in Washington, then came home to work for former U.S. Rep. Tom Lewis. ÂIn retrospect, it was so well-suited to me because of the contacts I made,ÂŽ Ms. Greene says. She would travel to Immoka-lee, Clewiston and Belle Glade to meet with constituents. ÂPeople would hear my voice then be shocked because of how young I was,ÂŽ Ms. Greene says. Ms. Greene also served a year in Literacy AmeriCorps in the Domestic Peace Corps. ÂI worked with a Dominican nun teaching English,ÂŽ she says. Mrs. Davisson joined WJTW after Tom Boyhan opened the 100-watt station in 2004. ÂI told Kathy for years that she needed to get into radio,ÂŽ Mrs. Davisson says. ÂItÂs just fun. I always liked doing interviews, and IÂm always running into stories. There are a lot of interesting people, with so many different facets.ÂŽ Ms. Greene started at the station part time, and is now program director, and the stationÂs ÂGal on the GoÂŽ personality. Ms. Greene, a single mom, says the jobÂs flexible schedule has been a perfect fit. ÂIÂm in my seventh year at WJTW. It was a custom-made job, and we have a custom-made boss,ÂŽ she says. ÂTheyÂre just a bundle of energy,ÂŽ says Mr. Boyhan. ÂThey have all these great ideas, and sometimes I get sucked into them.ÂŽ One of their ideas: Mrs. Davisson did a show called ÂTake Five.ÂŽ It was five-minute interviews with cultural and political lead-ers. ÂBut it took too long,ÂŽ she says. ÂSo we did three different five-minute segments.ÂŽ Ms. Greene has taken on ÂTake Five,ÂŽ as Mrs. Davisson has stepped back in an effort to retire. Not that listeners necessar-ily would notice the difference. Mrs. Davisson still has a few advertising and public relations clients. She still records commercials and conducts interviews, and she is known for her no-nonsense approach to her ÂCurtain UpÂŽ theater reviews. ÂSheÂs amazing,ÂŽ Mr. Boyhan says. ÂAnd she says she is retired.ÂŽ Mrs. Davisson has been married 38 years to Paul Davisson and between the two of them they have eight children, 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, with three more on the way. But her passion is theater.ÂI really review shows, but I prefer to say I am trying to save theater,ÂŽ she says. ÂThere always is something for everyone and I try to pick up something good.ÂŽ ItÂs all part of a family commitment.ÂTheyÂre very good for the station,ÂŽ Mr. Boyhan says. ÂThey love the arts and entertainment and do such a good job in getting involved in it. ItÂs a perfect match, actually. We each go with our strengths.ÂŽ Ms. Greene takes it all in stride.ÂWhat I learned all those years is that making a living in radio is tough. But I can do anything. The joy for me is that I am totally involved in the community.ÂŽ Everyone seems to know the family.ÂPeople always ask about Johnny (her 13-year-old son) or my mom,ÂŽ says Ms. Greene. ÂAny given day, from the bank to the grocery, I know everyone.ÂŽ Mr. Boyhan agrees. ÂYou go around town, and IÂll bet you canÂt go two blocks without meeting someone who knows the Greene boys or who knows Kathy,ÂŽ he says. ÂKathy grew up with two older brothers, so she doesnÂt take anything from anybody. She grew up tough. SheÂs not afraid of anything.ÂŽ Mr. Kato echoes that.ÂSheÂs amazingly articulate and skilled in the craft of radio,ÂŽ he says. ÂWhen she does radio interviews, she does it with such ease, and she has such memory for details.ÂŽ ItÂs a passion he sees in both women.ÂI think they are real champions Â„ their energy doesnÂt come from unhappiness. It comes from a joyful approach to life and wanting to bring joy to others,ÂŽ says Mr. Kato. ÂThey are almost religious in their need to be kind.ÂŽ Q RADIOFrom page 1 SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYWJTWÂ’s Gal on the Go, Kathy Greene, with her mom Jan Davisson in the radio stationÂ’s Jupiter studio.
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 NEWS A15 And shells and bones and little rocks dance on the waves. At times there is a voice, almost silent and totally random. It is perfect. Heaven is not a place after all. But perhaps it is a spiral reaching inward, watching watchers watch improbably. And outward, beyond idio-graphic. Like this. You see: Lying on the outside, the rock opens a door. Here viewing finds format in the form of an odalisque look-ing up. She sees the rock in the sky, first far away. Then larger it becomes, sl owly in process of filling the sky. She has a vague sense that larger might mean ÂI met this guy Â„ and he looked like he might have been a hat check clerk at an ice rink. Which, in fact, he turned out to be. And I said: Oh boy. Right again. Let X = X. You know, it could be you. ItÂs a sky blue sky. Satellites are out tonight. Let X = X... And I gotta go. Cause I Â„ I feel Â„ feel like Â„ I am Â„ in a burning building Â„ and I gotta go...ÂŽ Â„ Let X = X, Laurie AndersonNothing is more annoying than reading a story all the way through, gasping, only to have the narrator declare at the end that it was a dream. How cheesy is that? Like a lump of something hot that could have been really delicious, but is now queasy and uneasy. Ashamed to eat it, not knowing how to tame its leak-age or manipulate its stringy rebellion, there can be any number of responses. What is certain is that each one is more painful than the last. So I announce at the beginning: This is a dream. And it is not even my dream. ItÂs just a dream. Will knowing that will make it any better? WeÂll see. At see, afloat sitting on a rock pretending to be a lifeboat magic carpet raft. Clouds and breezes and the songs of wild birds punctuate the surround. MUSINGS When a dream is just a dreamÂ„ 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. Rx firstname.lastname@example.org embroidered edging to match the edg-ing on the matching white ankle socks inside the black patent leather shin-ing. Conspicuously, if one were able to enter her, there would be no words to be found. No stepping, no glancing, no touching, no tasting, no scent on the blowing breeze. No thing to hear here. And around her neck was her favorite scarf. It was very long and very narrow and very thin: Just right for a breeze. On its whiteness were blue roses, one after the other dancing in full bloom. All this delighted the child. And the wind was delighted as well. He wrapped tentative non-fingers around the cloth, seducing. No longer fabric, but now diaphanous and ethereal, the woven blooms sailed. The girl seemed to watch. Soon, like Leda dropped by the swan, it was a scarf again. Still. Delicate, but on the rock. And the girl did not know why she merely walked on. It would have been so easy to bend and reach and pick up. But she simply crossed the street.Let X = X. Q closer. And there emerges a vague pru-dent memory that closer heavy rock in descent is danger. What is danger? Does that mean that someone else would hold the dreaming? Who? The speculation is like a soothing panegyric. Who fabricates the hand, larger than rock or sky, that reaches in and stops the falling? Who writes the scene change? Now she is a little girl, age less than two digits. The same breeze is breez-ing. No longer odalisque, she is wearing a yellow coat, yellow as her hair that streams, waving, in the familiar breeze. The coat has a white collar with a bit of
BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESS INDUSTRY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 A16 swan songThe Embassy SuitesÂ’ Consumer confidence among Floridians soared an unexpected seven points to 77 in January from the revised Decem-ber index score of 70, according to a University of Florida survey. The increase is the largest since the index rose seven points from March to April 2010, and the score of 77 is the highest since the April 2010 mark of 78. ÂThe size of this increase in confidence among Floridians was not expected,ÂŽ said Chris McCarty, director of UFÂs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Econom-ic and Business Research. ÂConfidence among Floridians had been mired in the low 70s for the past few months, consis-tent with other economic indicators that characterize the Florida economy.ÂŽ The five components that make up the index registered gains with the larg-est increase coming in the perceptions of U.S. economic conditions over the next year category, which climbed 12 points to 78. Confidence in that cat-egory had been mired in the 60s for eight months. Confidence in purchasing big-ticket items such as cars and appliances rose eight points to 84 and perceptions of U.S. economic conditions over the next five years also reached 84, a six-point increase. Perceptions of personal finances now compared with a year ago rose four points to 55 and perceptions of personal finances a year from now rose two points to 83. The sizable increase in confidence is even more surprising, Mr. McCarty said, considering the University of MichiganÂs preliminary reading for U.S. consumer sentiment declined in January to 72.7, unemployment in Florida remains at 12 percent and the Florida housing market dropped in value. Mr. McCarty speculated the unexpected rise resulted from sustained gains in the stock market the past two months and recent media coverage that has focused on an improving economy. Despite the increase in confidence, unemployment and declining housing prices remain troublesome. While most economists expect marked improvement on the job front over the next year, Mr. McCarty said unemployment will remain high. Over time, new jobs out-side the construction sector will replace those lost, and many unemployed Flo-ridians who are near retirement will choose early Social Security at age 62. Mr. McCarty said those factors will reduce unemployment in Florida over the next five years. Mr. McCarty said inflation will become a factor over the next year with the price of gasoline and basic foods increasing. And he warns that inflation could be a long-term problem unlike in previous periods. Although the rise in consumer confidence was unanticipated, Mr. McCarty cautions that the index could return to previous marks. ÂLooking forward, we expect consumer confidence to fall back to the low 70s, particularly as both the federal and state government announce many of the inevitable spending cuts to balance budgets,ÂŽ Mr. McCarty said. ÂMany of those cuts will affect Florida consumers directly and will potentially affect the stock market, which is the most positive indicator this month.ÂŽ Q Surprise: We were more optimistic in January, study showsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYBeethoven (foreground) and Bach spend a leisurely morning in their pond in the lobby of the Palm Beach Gardens Embassy Suites. Bach and Beethoven are playing in harmony again. Not the composers, of course Â„ theyÂve been dead two centuries and more. WeÂre talking about Bach and Beethoven, the royal swans in the Palm Beach Gardens Embassy Suites. The two male birds are full-time residents of the hotel lobby, where they swim, preen and entertain guests and each other. TheyÂve been together three years. And in Palm Beach Gardens, all was peaceful until the flashing lights and the pounding beat of a wedding show upset BachÂs baroque sensibili-ties. The swan panicked and flew into the rocks that line their swansÂ pond, injuring himself. Hotel staff acted quickly and sent for a veterinarian, who took Bach away for treatment of a puncture wound. What was the hotel to do?Some staff members wept Â„ the birds, which can live to be 25 years old, are part of the hotel family, says Rick Netzel, the hotelÂs director of sales. And the birds?ÂThey were lost when we had to separate them,ÂŽ Mr. Netzel says. When Bach returned to the hotel, the staff put him up in a room and dosed him with antibiotics. He was returned to his pond last week, and was strutting across his island during a recent visit. ÂThey generally sleep on their island,ÂŽ Mr. Netzel says. And when theyÂre not sleeping?ÂThey face the waterfall and groom themselves,ÂŽ Mr. Netzel says. They also are big hams, enjoying the attention they receive from guests. Indeed, they migrate across the pond when called. ÂThe kids love them, the guests love them,ÂŽ says Mr. Netzel. ÂThey even exist with the koi in the pond. We had a dying fish, and the swans were nudging it along.ÂŽ How do they tell them apart? Mr. Netzel says Bach has a larger head than Beethoven. He also is more aggressive. Unlike their cousins in the wild, Bach and Beethoven have no desire to migrate. ÂThe donÂt fly away, they donÂt wander,ÂŽ Mr. Netzel says. The swans, vegetarians by nature, dine on a diet of pellets and lettuce. ÂIceberg, Romaine Â„ it really doesnÂt matter,ÂŽ Mr. Netzel says. ÂTheyÂd probably even eat spinach.ÂŽ ItÂs a life of luxury for two birds the hotel calls a Âpoint of distinc-tion.ÂŽ The Peabody hotels have their ducks and nine of the Embassy Suites run by Remington Hospitality Ser-vices have their swans. And during spring training, the swans will see snowbirds Â„ the hotel hosts the St. Louis Cardinals. And while hotel officials love the Cardinals, they say itÂs the swans that set the hotel apart. ÂThey make our hotel different from any other hotel,ÂŽ says Mr. Net-zel. ÂThis is something that we bring to the table.ÂŽ Q >> The Embassy Suites Palm Beach Gardens, 4350 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens; 622-1000. in the know BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.com
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 NETWORKING Northern Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce Trustee Â“Behind The ScenesÂ” Max Planck TourWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com.RACHEL HICKEY / FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Mary Helen Johnson and Keith OÂ’Donnell2 Jeff Castner and Philippe Jeck3. Dr. Jean Wihbey, Dennis Stefanacci and Dolly Champey4. Greg Leach and Claudia Hillinger5. Suzanne Neve and Noel Martinez6. Dennis Gallon and William Dennell7. Pete Martinez, JoAnne Berkow and Ed Chase8. Aida Alvarez and Charles Hereford 1 8 2 47 5 6 3
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 LEADERS IN LUXURY HOMESSINGER ISLAND LUXURY RENTALS AVAILABLE FOR SEASON OVER $20 MILLION IN SALES FOR 2010 WE BRING MORE BUYERS TO YOUR HOMECall Us Todayemail@example.com For a complete list of all properties for sale in Palm Beach County: )MAGINE9OURSELF,IVING(ERE Jeannie WalkerLuxury Homes SpecialistJim WalkerBroker-Associatewww.WalkerRealEstateGroup.com MONEY & INVESTINGExchange-traded instruments attract interestETF is an acronym for exchange-traded funds. ETN is an acronym for exchange-traded notes. These two instruments continue to grow in popularity. There were only 221 such instruments at year-end 2005. In five years, they have more than quadrupled. Very experienced investors are familiar with ETFs as they have proliferated for the past several years and found their way into many an institutional and retail investorÂs portfolio. As of the end of 2010, they now number 967, with an approximate value of $725 billion. If ETNs are included, the count is 1099 and total assets are $1.008 trillion. (The National Stock Exchange; www.nsx.com/content/etf-assets-list.) There are a lot of different types of ETFs and ETNs. So, saying that you are invested in one suggests a broad spec-trum of investment possibilities. Most, but not all, ETFs are similar to mutual funds in that they offer a basket of securities in the fund but, unlike a mutual fund, which is priced/bought and sold at net asset value at the end of the day, ETFs are bought and sold intra-day on the Âexchanges.ÂŽ ETNs are akin to ETFs but are structured products in that they are senior notes that are obligations of the issuer but are intended to track an underlying asset. The ETFs are promoted as vehicles allowing the benefits of mutual funds but with the added feature of intraday liquidity. But equity ETFs took it in on the chin in May 2010. Their prices are supposed to track closely to the underlying securi-ties in the fund. If they trade away from the underlying value, the difference is supposed to be ÂarbitragedÂŽ away until parity occurs. But, ÂThe (flash) crash (of May 6, 2010) was a blow to investors who thought ETFsÂ diversification provided safety. During the insanity of May 6, many ETFs didnÂt behave like broadly diversi-fied baskets of stocks Â„ they performed like single stocks subject to the whims of panicked traders. For some ETFs, the Ânet asset value,ÂŽ or the value of underlying holdings, fell only 8 percent or so even as the market prices of the ETFs plunged 60 percent or more. There was, in other words, a giant disconnect.ÂŽ (Eleanor Laise. ÂAfter the Crash: New Rules for ETF Investors,ÂŽ June 2, 2010 in Smart Money of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network.) There are also concerns about commodity ETFsÂƒ and many a commodity ETF has been issued in recent yearsÂƒ grains, gold, natural gas, etc. Commodi-ties have been ÂhotÂŽ and ETFs have been ÂhotÂŽ. Two ÂhotsÂŽ tend to sizzle. As most investment advisers do not hold a commodities license they can-not sell commodities/managed futures. However, they can sell commodity ETFs. Hence, ETFs are often promoted as a solution for clients wanting commod-ity diversification. Unfortunately, many of these commodity ETFs have serious limitations, in my opinion. ETFs only offer ÂlongÂŽ investing; they can only invest by owning a futures contract; the only way that gain can be realized is if the underlying asset rises in value. But managed futures allow long and short positions. Another issue with commodity ETFs is that they do not always closely track the underlying commodity. How so? Many ETFsÂ charters specify that they will invest in the front monthÂs futures contract (e.g. in February 2011, the front month is February 2011.) The problem this causes is that when the front month contract is about to expire, the ETF has to ÂrollÂŽ to the next front month. The ÂrollÂŽ is frequently not at the same price of the expiring month and is frequently more expensive. If there is a loss of value on the ÂrollÂŽ, then the ETF, to break even, must recoup that loss. This pricing problem is called Âcontango,ÂŽ if you wish to further your research. Lastly, the ETF can have poor correlation to the underlying commodity. For instance, perfect price synchronization is a correlation of 1.0; a correlation of only .80 means that a heck of a lot of long-only upward price movement will probably be lost by the ETF. One reason there is imperfect tracking is that the buyers and sellers in futures versus ETFs largely differ. The futures market typically has a host of participants who cannot use ETFs as their hedging mechanism. The farmer who will be selling this yearÂs crop or a jeweler needing precious metals typi-cally uses the futures market. Also, ETFs pay for marketing and advertising costs; a futures contract has none. Before buying, determine if you really want long-only exposure to the com-modity. Second, ask your investment adviser how any recommended ETF cor-relates to the underlying asset. Thirdly, ask your broker about what happened to ETFs during the flash crash; maybe the problems encountered have been addressed and/or maybe you need to recognize and accept some limitations. Lastly, you should also talk with your tax adviser about the tax ramifications. (For futures, tax treatment is simple: 60 per-cent of all net gains are taxed at capital gains rates and 40 percent is short term, regardless of the holding period. As you learn more about these instruments, have a dialogue with your invest-ment adviser as to suitability and real, not feigned, diversification solutions. Q Â„ Jeannette Rohn Showalter is a Southwest Florida-based chartered financial analyst, considered to be the highest designation for investment professionals. She can be reached at jshowaltercfa@ yahoo.com. jeannette SHOWALTER CFA firstname.lastname@example.org O
DERMOT SELLS SINGER ISLAND | Dermot OBrien 561.317.1177 A21 REAL ESTATE A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYWEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-9, 2011JEWELMarina Grande condooffers marina next door,sweeping viewsINTRACOASTALA 7th-floor condo is offered at Marina Grande, located at 2640 Lake Shore Drive in Riviera Beach. It has 1,980 square feet of space with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and a laundry room. The master bath has a Jacuzzi tub. The condo has a balcony that is 15 feet by 18 feet. It is listed at $399,000. Other models are available from 1,575 square feet to 2,280 square feet. Contact Betty Assef, owner/agent of RE/MAX Island Properties at 848-2727. Q 1. Amenities at the Riviera Beach condos include a pool, a barbecue and a tness center.2. From the balcony the view includes a backdrop of Singer Island.3. The kitchen in the seventh- oor condo has granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.4. Marina Grande condos overlook the Intracoastal. It is a short trip by water taxi to Peanut Island.COURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 3 4
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 REAL ESTATE NETWORKING WCR-JTHS Lunch at Abacoa Golf ClubWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com.JOSE CASADO / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. WCR chairwomen and sponsors2. Mike Pappas3. Rene Ford and Lynne Rifkin4. Jo Demerac and Jeannine Henrion5. Nancy Goldman and Terri Kasnic6. Elizabeth Varian and Kristen Pietrini7. Kelly Rossow and Mark Gingrich8. Debra Mackles and Andrea Massie9. Joy Gouyd, James Cioffi and Carol Labuhn 1 2 3 8 9 45 67
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 REAL ESTATE A23 Presented bySusan M. Bennett 561.676.3376SusanBennettRealtor.com Fabulous ocean and intracoastal views -ENSANDWOMENSSPASTENNISs6ALETCONCIERGESERVICES Beautiful beach with 300 ft on the ocean "EACHPOOLAREARESTAURANTs/UTDOORGRILLINGEATINGAREA rDEGREEVIEWFROMRDmOORPRIVATELOUNGE One and two bedroom units available ($249,000 Â… $699,000) Tiara Luxury Condo SINGER ISLAND Where to put clutter? How to store extra dishes or clothes or memorabil-ia? These are questions that have been asked only since the beginning of the 20th century. Before that, storage was a very different problem. For most fami-lies, their textiles were their most valu-able possessions and were just about the only thing that needed to be stored. The family had to shear the sheep, then clean, card and dye the wool, then make the thread and weave it into fabric. Hundreds of hours of handwork were needed to make a dress or a coverlet, and the family had few spares. Rooms were small, and furniture was placed out of the way. A single cupboard might be put against a wall or built into a corner. Cupboard tops had open shelves to hold dishes, glasses and pots. Bottom sections had shelves behind closed doors to keep fabrics clean and free of smoke. In the bedroom area, there might be a tall cabi-net or cupboard with large drawers for clothing and bedclothes. By Victorian times, houses were being built with a few storage areas, even closets. And by the 1900s, people started wanting cupboards in their kitchens. ÂCountryÂŽ furniture is popular today, and its simple, informal lines fit in mod-ern houses. Country cupboards were often painted and had just a top molding and perhaps some door trim. Drawer and door pulls were wooden knobs, and hardware was made of iron. Collectors today pay a premium for pieces with original painted finish and original parts, including the back panels. Look carefully for replaced wooden parts, especially the feet or bottom board. Cupboard bottoms were splashed with water when the floor was cleaned and they often decayed. Examine everything else, too. It is easy to make a fake or a Âmarriage.ÂŽ A good cor-ner cupboard with attractive worn paint, even with replaced parts, sells for $1,000 or more. A complete cupboard with rich finished wood and trim can cost about $3,000 to $5,000. Q: My small teapot is marked ÂImperial Crown China, Austria.ÂŽ What can you tell me about it? A: The ÂImperial Crown ChinaÂŽ mark was used from about 1884 to 1914 by Bawo & Dotter, a New York importing company that sold china made in France and Austria-Hungary. It also owned a china decorating company in Fischern, now in the Czech Republic. The company may also have manufactured china in Fischern. Q: My great-aunt gave me a cat-head pin in 1969. I still have it. ItÂs gold-plated or gold-tone metal with wire whiskers that stick out the sides of the face. The catÂs ears are decorated with red rhinestones. The pin is marked ÂJoseph War-nerÂŽ on the back. Have you heard of him? A: Your great-aunt gave you a very good piece of costume jew-elry. Joseph WarnerÂs Warner Co. started making costume jew-elry in about 1953 and closed some time in the 1970s. Not all War-ner pieces are marked, and some pieces are simply marked ÂWarner.ÂŽ Warner jewelry is well-made and popular. Your pin could sell for $50 or more. Q: I have seen pictures of women wearing white gloves in the 1960s and before. I collect unusual gloves. When were they long? When did women stop wearing them inside at dances and par-ties? A: Gloves were an important fashion accessory until the early 1900s. Elbow-length gloves worn with formal dresses were used as early as the 1500s. In the late 1700s, some women wore gloves to cover the entire arm. In the days of Mary Todd Lincoln, gloves were like shoes today. Women, including Mrs. Lincoln, had hundreds of pairs. Queen VictoriaÂs modest dress styles with long sleeves required wrist-length gloves worn both outdoors and in. Manicures and nail polish became popular in the 1920s, and because gloves hid fingernails, every-day gloves dropped out of fashion. But women continued to wear indoor gloves for special occasions. Today collectors of vintage clothes find couture gloves from the past 100 years for low prices. Most major designers, especially the French, Classic cupboards require close inspectionKOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terry KOVEL email@example.com O made gloves. The 1940s Dior ÂNew LookÂŽ included full skirts, belts and short multicolored gloves. In the 1950s and Â60s, many Americans traveling to France bought bargain-price high-fashion ladiesÂ gloves. Import duty was charged for a pair, not a single, so clever shoppers mailed one box of left-hand gloves home and another box of right-hand gloves to save money. White kid gloves and colorful embroidered or jeweled gloves were favored. The green gloves worn in 2009 by Michelle Obama at the inauguration caused favorable comment, but so far not a fashion trend. Q: I inherited a set of brown Johnson Broth-ers dishes in the Old Britain Castles pat-tern. My grandmother bought them some time in the late 1940s. Is there any lead content that I should be concerned about when using these dishes? The glaze on some pieces has crackling. Are they safe to use? A: Your dishes are safe to use. The glaze does not contain lead, but donÂt use the dishes to serve greasy food or brightly colored food like beets. The colors will seep through the crazing and stain the ceramic underneath. Old British Castles, one of Johnson BrothersÂ most popular patterns, was first produced in 1930. The 45 castles pictured on vari-ous pieces were copied from photos of engravings originally done in 1792. The pattern was made in blue, brown, green, lavender or mulberry, pink and brown multicolor. Blue and pink are still being made. Johnson Brothers started working in Stoke-on-Trent, England, in 1883 and is now part of WWRD Holdings. Old Brit-ish Castles is being made in China. Tip: Look at your home from the viewpoint of a trespasser. Do bushes hide the windows or doors? Are ladders lying around? Can a window be reached by standing on a table or air conditioning compressor? Does your fence hide the burglar from view while he breaks in? Q Â„ Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. 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. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE B SECTION WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011Powerful productionCritic Hap Erstein says Â‘Spider WomanÂ’ is superb. B4 XRoost at the PelicanThe cafe in Lake Park offers fine fare. B15 X Love at St. BernardÂ’sHe learned about the perfect sheperdÂ’s pie as a lad in prep school. B8 X ItÂs a ÂStar WarsÂŽ geekÂs dream come true. He gets to go to Jupiter.But thatÂs just a day in the life of Charles Ross, who brings his ÂOne Man Star Wars TrilogyÂŽ to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre on Feb. 5. In his show, there are no costumes, no props, no special effects. Just Mr. Ross evoking the drama and the trauma of the intergalactic space series with his body and his voice. ÂYouÂll be utterly shocked and confused in a very good way,ÂŽ he promises. ÂItÂs not exactly like the reduced Shake-speare shows, but it has a quality like that. You learn the characters pretty quickly.ÂŽ As a boy, Mr. Ross had plenty of time to learn the characters. ÂI saw the first (film) well over 400 times,ÂŽ he says. ÂI grew up in Northern Canada. We had a VCR and three films. One of the three was ÂStar Wars.Â ÂŽ And the other films in the series?ÂMaybe 30 times each,ÂŽ he says. ÂAt some point, girls became a more impor-tant force.ÂŽ The theater also became a major force. He earned a fine arts degree and later while writing radio plays for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., he cre-ated a solo ÂStar WarsÂŽ show. The audiences loved it.Mr. Ross, 36, has performed the show 1,500 times, and it has not grown old for Afraid of the Darth? A one-man approach to Â‘Star WarsÂ’ BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@Â” oridaweekly.com SEE STAR WARS, B3 X f irstreadingWHEN YOU ARE ÂTHE NATIONÂS LARGEST PROFESSIONAL theater company dedicated to producing exclu-sively new and emerging American plays,ÂŽ as West Palm BeachÂs Florida Stage is, you need to read a lot of scripts to fill your season. The companyÂs producing director Louis Tyrrell estimates that he personally pores over 200 to 300 plays a year, but the true test of stage worthiness is when the work goes before an audience. ÂWith the audience response to even a reading, I learn so much about whether it works, whether it would be available to a wider audience or just the core of our audience,ÂŽ says Tyrrell. ÂThe audience tells us a lot.ÂŽ ThatÂs what launched the 1st Stage New Works Festival, now in its fifth year and growing. This BY HAP ERSTEINherstein@Â” oridaweekly.com FLORIDA STAGE FESTIVAL FEATURES WITH WRITERS 7 SCRIPTS; HOBNOBBING COURTESY PHOTOPlaywright Israel Horovitz wrote Â“Beverley.Â” Florida Stage producing director Louis Tyrrell uses the festival to choose plays to produce.SEE READING, B4 XCOURTESY PHOTOCharles Ross portrays Luke Skywalker in Â“One Man Star Wars Trilogy.Â” Casting stonesHe had body odor, but then, she had a booger. B2 X INSIDE
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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 yearÂs festival is Feb. 4-6, during which seven scripts by emerging writers and veteran playwrights will have a hear-ing, along with panel discussions and a public conversation with two-time Tony Award winner Frances Sternha-gen. As Tyrrell notes with a hint of surprise in his voice, 1st Stage was a hit with audiences and playwrights from its inception. ÂIt came out of the gate so fully formed and it really landed on all cylinders. It wasnÂt something that I felt we had to evolve or tweak,ÂŽ he says. ÂNot only did it have that sense of energy and excitement, but it resulted in my selecting at least one and upwards of three to be fully pro-duced in subsequent seasons. This has become the most important tool in my play selection process.ÂŽ While hoping for plays that are stage-ready, Tyrrell will take chances as he supports writers with whom the the-ater has an on-going relationship. ÂItÂs an education process for the audience too,ÂŽ he adds. ÂWeÂve all been so conditioned on the hit-flop mentality of New York commercial theater, but a festival like this puts the emphasis on process, and the fluidity of a playÂs development.ÂŽ While the plays will again be cast with some of South FloridaÂs best act-ing talent, Florida Stage is particularly pleased that one of this yearÂs scripts will be read by stage, screen and television actor Sternhagen. She will be featured in the title role of a new play, ÂBeverley,ÂŽ by the renowned Israel Horovitz. In it she plays the love interest of two former World War II flyboys, one British and one Ameri-can, who meet again in their 70s and resume the tug-of-war over her. Although Horovitz had never worked with Sternhagen, he sent her the script and lured her into leaving snowy New York for a weekÂs work in West Palm. ÂItÂs so cold here,ÂŽ she says by phone from her home. ÂI said to my son this morning, ÂIÂm beginning to understand why people move to Florida.Â ÂŽ As to ÂBeverley,ÂŽ she says, ÂI just found it pleasing. These are interesting people. It will be fun to read, I think.ÂŽ While Tyrrell insists that he does not make any selections for future sea-sons until he hears these scripts with an audience at 1st Stage, he should know that Sternhagen sounds willing to return to be in a full production of ÂBeverleyÂŽ if it fits her schedule. In her more than half a century in the theater, Sternhagen has worked on numerous new works, like Ernest ThompsonÂs ÂOn Golden Pond,ÂŽ Neil SimonÂs ÂThe Good DoctorÂŽ and Jules FeifferÂs ÂGrown Ups.ÂŽ ÂYes, itÂs fun to work on a new play, because you know you can help the author sometimes in creating the char-acters,ÂŽ she says. ÂThe author hasnÂt necessarily finished it all.ÂŽ Sternhagen appreciates how avidly the Florida Stage audience is devoted to new work. ÂI think the people who go to Florida Stage do feel as if theyÂre helping to kind of grow the culture,ÂŽ she says. ÂBeing part of what makes theater important.ÂŽ The majority of this yearÂs festival scripts come from playwrights who were previously produced at Florida Stage. In addition to the new play by Horovitz (his play ÂSins of the Moth-erÂŽ was produced previously), they include: ÂLeveling UpÂŽ by Deborah Zoe Laufer (ÂThe Last Schwartz,ÂŽ ÂEnd DaysÂŽ) Â„ A story of young people who play computer games and one recognized teen genius who is tapped by the National Security Agency to play games with more concrete, global consequences. ÂItÂs the one play that really centers on younger people, their interests today and the way they live,ÂŽ says Tyrrell. ÂPoetÂŽ by Kew Henry Â„ An unconventional biography of author Edgar Allan Poe and the struggle that an artist goes through trying to find his place in the world. Henry is a pen name for TyrrellÂs wife, Kath-leen Homes, a visual artist turned playwright. ÂSheÂs been writing for 30 years, but itÂs only when she put her brush down and picked up the pen full time that the work has risen to a level that is quite astonishing,ÂŽ says Tyrrell. ÂThe Americans Across the StreetÂŽ by Carter W. Lewis (ÂThe Storytelling Ability of a BoyÂŽ) Â„ A possibly autobiographical character sketch of a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who sits on his front porch with a drink and a cigar, ranting at his neighbors. ÂCarterÂs one of those play-wrights that we want to provide an outlet and an incentive for whatever his next work will be,ÂŽ notes Tyrrell. ÂBrilliant CornersÂŽ by Andrew Rosendorf (ÂCaneÂŽ) Â„ A dysfunctional family drama, in which the parents separate and the children are looking for a rudder in their lives. The two grown children return to their father, both in need of money. ÂThe quality of the writing reminds me of some of the authors like Arthur Miller and others of that era,ÂŽ says Tyrrell. ÂCaptivaÂŽ by Christopher Demos Brown (ÂWhen the Sun Shone BrighterÂŽ) Â„ A dark comedy about the reunion of an extended family on an island getaway goes very wrong when the group is stranded by a late season hurricane. ÂHeÂs a very smart, thorough playwright, the kind of per-son you want to support,ÂŽ comments Tyrrell. ÂTiempo de AmorÂŽ by John Herrera Â„ A young woman is torn between her passion for an older man and her loyalty to her controlling mother. Set in Havana and Tampa in the 1920s. ÂItÂs a beautiful relationship story among people and people of a country,ÂŽ says Tyrrell. ÂTo me it rings of the style of Chekhov.ÂŽ As Tyrrell summarizes the festival, ÂItÂs a seven course meal of a theater feast, with Franny Sternhagen as icing on the cake.ÂŽ Q READINGFrom page 1 How do you make a musical from a bleak political novel of brutal prison life? For starters, it helps if you have dedica-tion to the unconventional songwrit-ers John Kander and Fred Ebb, whose resume runs from the cautionary tale of Weimar Germany, ÂCabaret,ÂŽ to this Broadway seasonÂs short-lived racial history lesson in the form of a minstrel show, ÂThe Scottsboro Boys.ÂŽ In 1993, they teamed with playwright Terrence McNally to tackle Manuel PuigÂs odd couple saga inside a Latin American prison, ÂKiss of the Spider Woman.ÂŽ After a difficult development period, the show arrived on Broadway, found a sufficiently adventuresome audi-ence and copped seven Tony Awards, including best musical. Still, subsequent productions by regional theaters have been rare, largely because of the showÂs dark subject matter and the intricate staging demands of this alternately brawny and bombastic material. Challenges such as this are why West BocaÂs Slow Burn Theatre came into existence a year ago. With a mission of tackling Âdaring, contemporary and intel-ligentÂŽ musicals, the troupe could hardly shrink from a show such as ÂSpider Woman.ÂŽ In fact, the show has stimu-lated their creative juices, resulting in an exceptional rendering of the problematic musical and making this a good time to check out this ambitious company. Initially, it was hard to fathom what Kander and Ebb saw in this story of gay window dresser Molina and macho free-dom fighter Valentin, thrown together in a meager cell. Valentin is at first hostile to the effeminate, apolitical Molina. But gradually a wary friendship develops, as Molina provides them a means of mental escapism from the squalor by describ-ing and re-enacting the B-movies of his favorite celluloid goddess, Aurora. Of course, it was those movies Â„ now movie musicals Â„ that must have at-tracted the songwriters. For just as they served as MolinaÂs means of escaping his situation, so do they become a way to inject song-and-dance into the otherwise downbeat evening. In a similar way, that is what Kander and Ebb did in ÂCabaret,ÂŽ juxtaposing the desperation of pre-war Berlin with the lively, ironic production numbers at the seamy Kit Kat Club. Typical of ÂSpider WomanÂsÂŽ movie scene excerpts is the flashy ÂWhere You Are,ÂŽ a musical salute to mental escape sung by leggy Renata Eastlick (Aurora) and her chorus boys/prisoners. Some of the movie sequences seem like produc-tion numbers for their own sake, but the show is never far from the prisonÂs dark-toned brutality. Even there, though, the score manages to shoehorn in such musi-cal expressions as MolinaÂs introduction (ÂDressing Them UpÂŽ), the prisonersÂ yearning to be free (ÂOver the WallÂŽ) and the hallucinatory ÂMorphine Tango.ÂŽ Ever since its debut with ÂBat Boy: The Musical,ÂŽ Slow Burn has been grappling with its problematic playing space, the cavernous auditorium of West Boca High School. With ÂSpider Woman,ÂŽ resident designer Ian T. Almeida demonstrates an ability to think big with a visually interesting multi-layered unit set artfully clutter ed with rickety slats, staircases, ladders and catwalks. The effect is epic and claustrophobic, representing the prison cell and the recesses of MolinaÂs imagination. The set is a somber matte, black but for the movie scenes, lighting designer Lance Blank shows how to change the mood with an injection of Technicolor hues. Further proof that Slow Burn has learned to harness this performance space is Traci AlmeidaÂs sound design, a crisply effective balance between the cast and Ivy AdamsÂ four-piece combo. Director-choreographer Patrick Fitzwater benefits a great deal from a new arrival in the area, Tom Creatore, whose performance as emotionally fragile, doughy Molina anchors the production with his expressive vulnerability and vocal confidence. Co-artistic director Matthew Korinko is a solid counterpoint as Valentin, notably in his anthem of eventual triumph, ÂThe Day After That.ÂŽ Eastlick was a genuine find in Slow BurnÂs recent ÂRocky Horror ShowÂŽ as supporting character Magenta, earning her the star spotlight here in the dual roles of Aurora and her death symbol film character, Spider Woman. Go ahead, just try to take your eyes off of her. Also a standout is Mary Gundlach, with her affecting portrayal of MolinaÂs mother. If you go to musicals for escapist entertainment, Slow Burn may not be the company for you. If, however, you are drawn to shows that deliver both on song-and-dance as well as a few punches to the gut, you need to get to know Slow Burn and see its memorable ÂKiss of the Spider Woman.ÂŽ Q Slow Burn delivers gut-punching drama with Â‘Spider WomanÂ’ m c K w d a hap ERSTEIN email@example.com O THEATER REVIEW COURTESY PHOTOTom Creatore anchors Slow BurnÂ’s produc-tion as Molina (left) and Matthew Korinko provides a solid counterpoint as Valentin. >> KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, Slow Burn Theatre Company at West Boca High School, 12811 West Glades Rd., Boca Raton. Through Feb. 6. Tickets: $30. Call 866-811-4111. O in the know >> 1st STAGE NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, Florida Stage at the Kravis CenterÂ’s Persson Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Feb. 4-Feb. 6. Admission: Single tickets, $10. Festival passes, $25-$100. Contact: 585-3433 or 800-514-3837. O in the know COURTESY PHOTOPlaywrights Andrew Rosendorf, Carter W. Lewis and Christopher Demos Brown, whose works are in this yearÂ’s festival, discussed writing on a panel at last yearÂ’s event. STERNHAGEN
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B5 FREE NIGHT STAY at PGA National Resort400 Avenue of the Champions Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418When you purchase $300 or more in Spa Gift CertiÂ“cates. Call 877.907.6553 or Visit spaatpga.com *Restrictions apply MAYBE THIS YEAR HE NEEDS A HINT. MAYBETHISYEARHENEEDSAHINT HS^W`f[`We DAY PUZZLE ANSWERS A cozy and friendly wine and co + ee lounge o + ering jazz, blues, acous ÂŸ c music and moreGREAT WINES Â• ASSORTED COFFEES IMPORTED BEER Â• GOURMET DIPS HANDMADE CHOCOLATES Live Music WednesdayÂ–Saturday Feb 5 Â– DJ Dance Party 9pm Valen ÂŸ neÂ’s Weekend Performances Ask about our Champagne/Chocolate Couples Package Open WednesdayÂ–Saturday 758 Northlake Boulevard, Lake Park (next to Dockside Restaurant) 561-502-2307 www.fusionloungepalmbeach.com Fusion Lounge The Gardens Mall and Scripps Florida are hosting two events in recognition of Scripps FloridaÂs anniversary of the permanent cam-pus in Jupiter. On Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. there will be an awards ceremony on the Grand Court to honor the Palm Beach County School DistrictÂs 2010 Science and Engineer-ing Fair middle school and high school awardees. Those winners compete in the 2011 State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida Sid Forbes, founding partner of the Forbes Company, and Dr. Harry Orf, vice president of scientific operations for Scripps Florida, will present the awards. The Forbes com-pany owns The Gardens Mall. On Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the mall hosts ÂEducation Day, Cellebrate Science with Scripps Florida.ÂŽ This event includes five hands-on Scripps activity booths throughout the lower level of the mall, each staffed by Scripps Florida scientists. There will be demonstrations in chemistry, energy, advanced technologies, and biology. An interactive robotics station, micro-scopic gene explorations and displays will illustrate the world-class scientific research taking place within Scripps FloridaÂs six academic departments. Q Gardens Mall, Scripps to honor students, stage fair The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will host the world premiere of the new public TV documentary ÂSteven Caras: See Them DanceÂŽ on Feb. 24. Presented by Arizona PBS, the film concerns the life and work of Mr. Caras, a former New York City Ballet dancer, who transformed his career to become one of the worldÂs most renowned dance photographers. Currently a resident of West Palm Beach, Mr. Caras also is a published author, guest lecturer, ballet master and founding chairman of the Randolph A. Frank Prize for the Per-forming Arts in Palm Beach. Directed by Emmy Award winner Deborah Novak, the story begins in the 1950s, when men did not readily pur-sue a career in ballet without escaping unscathed. In spite of the bullying he endured, he persevered, receiving full scholarships to the Joffrey School and the School of American Ballet in New York City. At 18, with only three years of training, he was personally invited by the legendary choreographer George Balanchine to join his company, the New York City Ballet. The program will present rare, behind-the-scenes photographs of bal-let superstars such as Mikhail Barysh-nikov, Suzanne Farrell, Rudolf Nureyev and Natalia Makarova. Interviews with dance icons enhance the film. They include Peter Martins, Mia Michaels, Jacques dÂAmboise, Patricia McBride, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Allegra Kent, Sean Lavery, Kay Mazzo, Elizabeth Streb and Virginia Johnson, among others. Both director Deborah Novak and Mr. Teachout, author of ÂAll in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine,ÂŽ will engage in a conversation with Mr. Caras onstage at the Kravis CenterÂs world premiere of the documentary. General admission tickets are $20. Tickets are available at the Kravis Cen-ter box office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in downtown West Palm Beach; online at kravis.org or by phone at 832-7469 or 800-572-8471. Q Premiere of Caras documentary is Feb. 24 at the Kravis
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Thursday, Feb. 3 Q Starfish & Coffee Storytime Session at the Loxahatchee River Center Â… 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Call (561) 743-7123 or visit www.loxa-hatcheeriver.org/rivercenter. Q MosÂ’Art Theatre Â… Screenings of ÂDisco & Atomic War,ÂŽ 2:10 p.m., ÂLook-ing for Palladin,ÂŽ 4 p.m., ÂDale Carter Presents,ÂŽ 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Tickets: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q Tai-Chi for the Turtles Â… Join Dr. Keith 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; marinelife.org. Q MidtownÂ’s Music on the Plaza Â… A free weekly concert series offering an eclectic mix of musical perfor-mances, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays through April 30, Midtown Palm Beach Gardens, 4801 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Feb. 3: Thunder Road (country quartet). Feb. 10: Tairon Aguilera & His Florida Latin Beat Band. Feb. 17: Terry Hanck Blues. Feb. 24: The Nouveaux Honkies (roots and roll that rock). Free; www.midtownpga.com. Q Florida StageÂ’s 1st Stage Festival 2011 Â… Featuring Tony Award-winning actress Frances Sternha-gen, Feb. 3-6. Opening reception is 5:30 p.m. Feb. 3. Interview with Miss Stern-hagen is 7 p.m. Feb. 4. Events are at the Kravis CenterÂs Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Individual events priced at $10 and up. Complete schedule is at www.floridast-age.org/festivalinfo; 585-3433. Q Fusion Lounge Â… 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3: Doo Wop Danny Cove on the keyboard; 8:30 p.m. Feb. 4: Heidi and the El Cats Blues; Feb. 5: DJ Dance Party. Fusion Lounge is at 758 Northlake Blvd. (east of I-95 next to Dockside Restaurant), North Palm Beach. 502-2307; fusionloungepalm-beach.com. Friday, Feb. 4 Q MosÂ’Art Theatre Â… Screenings of ÂThe Kid/A DogÂs Life,ÂŽ ÂQueen of the Lot,ÂŽ ÂMade in DagenhamÂŽ and ÂSchool of Rock.ÂŽ Other shows, various times, Jan. 28-Feb. 3. Opening night tickets: $6. Gener-al admission: $8. 700 Park Ave.; 337-6763. Q DowntownÂ’s Got Talent Â… Show off your talent in singing, dancing or comedy at 7 p.m. Fridays through March 11. Centre Court, Downtown at the Gar-dens, Palm Beach Gardens. 340-1600. Q Lighthouse Starry Nights Â… Get a lighthouse keeperÂs view of the night sky with a personal tour of the watchroom and gallery. Afterward, relax on the lighthouse deck under the stars with refreshments. 6 p.m. Fridays through April, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain ArmourÂs Way (Beach Road and U.S. 1), Jupiter. Tour time is approxi-mately 90 minutes. $20 per person, $15 members, RSVP required. No flip-flops allowed. Children must be 4 feet tall and accompanied by adult; 747-8380, Ext. 101. Q Pia Zadora Â… Accompanied by Sinatra pianist and musical conductor Vinnie Falcone and his orchestra, Ms. Zadora performs classics like ÂThe Lady Is a Tramp,ÂŽ ÂCome Rain or Shine,ÂŽ ÂAll of Me,ÂŽ ÂYoung at HeartÂŽ and ÂThe Man That Got Away.ÂŽ 8 p.m. Feb. 4, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State Col-lege. Tickets: $45-$55; 278-7677. She also appears at 8 p.m. Feb. 5 at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Tickets: $35-$55; (800) 564-9539. Q Bobby Collins Â… The comedian plays a show at 8 p.m. Feb. 4 at Atlantic Theatre, 6743 W. Indiantown Road, Jupi-ter. Tickets: $25; 575-4942. Saturday, Feb. 5 Q Kids Story Time Â… 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; marinelife.org. Q WomenÂ’s Cancer Awareness Day Â… A three-day event. Feb. 5: Tennis, croquet, 5k Cancer Cure Walk/Run. Feb. 8: Cocktail party and auctions. Feb. 10: Golf, bridge, mahjong and other table games, raffle drawings, Bobbi Brown makeovers and a luncheon with cocktail party. ItÂs at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. All proceeds benefit Jupi-ter Medical CenterÂs Ella Milbank Foshay Cancer Center and the Daniel C. Searle Clinical Research Trials Access Program. Call Elaine Solomon at 694-6151. Q The West Palm Beach Antiques, Flea and Craft Mar-ket Â… The 50 or so dealers at the biweekly event offer a variety of collectibles, mid-century furniture, crafts and art. ItÂs at Datura Street and Quadrille Boulevard from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 5. Admission is free, and free parking is available in the city parking lot on Datura Street across from the market; 833-4440. Q The Main Street Cruise Â… Monthly car show, with 400 cars, 5-10 p.m. Feb. 5, Abacoa Town Center, Jupiter. Live oldies band plays 7-10 p.m. Q Historic Trolley Excursion Â… Ride MollyÂs Trolley on an architectural and culinary excursion through West Palm Beach and Palm Beach and visit local landmarks noted in the Junior League of the Palm BeachesÂ cookbook. 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 5. Begins at Harriet Himmel Theater, CityPlace, West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25 members, $45 non-members. Available at www.jlpb.org. Q Jupiter Jubilee Â… Celebration of life in Jupiter, with vendors, food, games and exhibits, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 5. Jupiter Community Center, Military Trail just south of Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Park-ing and free trolley service available at Jupiter High School. Admission is free; 741-2400. Q Jump for Home Safe Â… A familyfriendly evening consisting of world-class equestrian competition, horseless jump challenges with awards (for attendees of all ages), a dinner reception under the stars and an array of live and silent auction items. Benefits Home Safe, a non-profit organization helping victims of child abuse and domestic violence. 6 p.m. Feb. 5, Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, 3426 Equestrian Club Road, Wellington. Tickets: $125; 383-9800, Ext. 1309. Q Â“One Man Star Wars Trilogy Â… An off-Broadway play featuring Charles Ross portraying all of the char-acters, sound effects and music from all the movies. 8 p.m. Feb. 5, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets: $30; 575-2223. Q Voices of Legends in Concert Â… With Johnny T, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5, March 19, MosÂArt Theatre, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Tickets: $15 advance, $18 evening of show; 337-6763. Sunday, Feb. 6 Q Taste in the Gardens Green Market Â… Gardens Park, 4301 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 8 a.m. -1 p.m. Live entertainment, produce, plants, flow-ers, handmade crafts and prepared food and drink items. Free; no pets. For vendor information, call 772-6435. Monday, Feb. 7 Q Tim Dorsey Â… The best-selling author talks about his latest book, ÂElectric Barracuda,ÂŽ at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Jupiter branch of the Palm Beach County Library, 705 Military Trail, Jupiter. A book signing will follow. To register, visit www.pbcli-brary.org/writerslive, three weeks prior to event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 744-2301. Q Â“The Jazz SingerÂ” Â… Free screening of the first talkie, starring Al Jolson, 7 p.m. Feb. 7, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets: Free, but reservations required; 575-2223; www.jupitertheatre.org. Q Deutsche State Philharmonic Â… 8 p.m. Feb. 7 concert includes StraussÂ ÂTill Eulenspiegels Lustige Stre-iche,ÂŽ BeethovenÂs ÂPiano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat majorÂŽ and BrahmsÂ ÂSymphony No. 4 in E minor.ÂŽ 2 p.m. Feb. 8 con-cert includes WeberÂs ÂOberon Overture,ÂŽ MozartÂs ÂConcerto for 2 Pianos No. 10 in E-flat majorÂŽ and MahlerÂs ÂSymphony No. 4 in G Major. With conductor Philippe Entremont, pianist Sebastian Knauer and soprano Julie Cherrier. ItÂs at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets start at $25; 832-7469. Tuesday, Feb. 8 Q Play and Sign Â… Classes offer a fun way to learn American Sign Language, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through March 1, Com-munity Room, Suite 1108, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens. Sign up at www.tinyhandsigns.com. Q Talking Toddlers Â… Class tailored to toddlers with little or no exposure 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 www.tinyhand-signs.com. Q Art on the Water Â… 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 Â… 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Class focuses on muscular strength, flexibility and fitness. Drop-in fee: $9; resident discount fee: $8. 10-class pass fee: $80; resident discount fee: $70. 630-1100; www.pbgfl.com. Q Camp, Cocktails and Comedy Â… A fundraiser for Camp Shalom with featured guest speaker Joel Chasnoff, author of the book ÂThe 188th Crybaby Brigade,ÂŽ 7 p.m. Feb. 8, the Hilton Gar-den Inn, PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $54 general admission; $100, includes a signed copy of the book; $360 supports 1 child for 1 week of Camp Shalom, and includes 2 admission tickets and a signed copy of the book; $720 sup-ports 1 child for 2 weeks at Camp Shalom, and includes 2 admission tickets and a signed copy of the book; $1,500 supports 1 child for 1 month at Camp Shalom, and includes 4 admission tickets and a signed copy of the book. RSVP at 712-5226 or MelissaE@JCConline.com. Q Shirley MacLaine Â… The actress combines a montage of memorable film moments with private revelations about her extraordinary life, career and spiritual journey, 8 p.m. Feb. 8, the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickerts: $20-$100; 832-7469. Q An Evening of Rodgers & Hart with The John Pizzarelli Quar-tet Â… With Bob Lappin and the Palm Beach Pops, 8 p.m. Feb. 8, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $75-$85; 832-7677. They also perform Feb. 9-10 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Tickets: $29-$89; 832-7469. And they play Feb. 11-12 and 14 at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Tickets: $29-$69; (877) 311-7469. Wednesday, Feb. 9 Q Hatchling Tales Â… 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; marinelife.org. Q Wimpy Kid Wednesday Â… 3-5 p.m., Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave, Lake Park. Events and movie. Free; 881-3330. Q Family Game Night Â… Play along with award-winning party game Wits and Wagers to win gift cards and other prizes. 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 9, Centre Court, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens. Q River Totters Arts nÂ’ Crafts Â… 9 a.m. second Wednesday of each month (next session is Feb. 9), Loxahatchee River Center, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Arts and crafts for kids. Cost: $3; 743-7123. Q Lighthouse Sunset Tour Â… 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: Feb. 9. 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 ArmourÂs Way (Beach Road and U.S. 1), Jupiter. $15 per person, RSVP required, 747-8380, Ext. 101, www.jupiterlighthouse.org. Q Â“Small Spaces: A Juried ShowÂ” Â… 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St., A-8, Jupiter; (954) 588-7275. Q Copeland Davis Â… The pianist and his 10-piece band play an Arts in the Gardens concert, 8 p.m. Feb. 9, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State Col-lege, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $25-$30; 207-5900. Ongoing events Q Â“Young FrankensteinÂ” Â… The new Mel Brooks musical, through Feb. 6, the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets start at $25; 832-7469. Q Â“FreudÂ’s Last SessionÂ” Â… Play by Mark St. Germain, through Feb. 6, Palm Beach Dramaworks, 322 Banyan Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $47; 514-4042. Q Â“ContempoÂ” and Â“ArtyBrasÂ” Â… A juried exhibition featuring contemporary
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Is your beer empty and you have an urge to make a sammich? No problem Â— pause the game and donÂ’t worry about missing a thing. Â• You can actually watch the game. When youÂ’re at a party there is a good chance that the game itself is not the primary attraction. There wi ll be quite a few people in attendance who are not interested in the game at al l Â— yet they will be sitting in the prime viewing seats so they donÂ’t miss a comme rcial. Â• Control the game. True sports fans have the ability to control the outcome of the game. When your team is playing poorly it is likely a result of the fact that you were sitting in the wrong chair, wearing the wrong jer sey or watching on the wrong television. YouÂ’ll lose that ability if youÂ’ re at a party or have people over who donÂ’t understand why they all have to huddle ar ound the 15" TV in the garage. Â• Not real fans. There is nothing more frustrating when your team or the team that y ou ha ve bet on is losing and you have to listen to morons Â— er, your friends Â— babble about the game being over or your team being terri ble. When it comes to sports, nobody is allowed to say your favorite team sucks except you. Avoid the risk of throwing the bean dip at someone for pro claiming the game over in the 2nd quarter when your team is down by a touch down. As always, thanks for reading and I hope my sarcastic social commen tary on life will at the very least give you a laugh. Share your thoughts by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tune in weekdays at 8:40 a.m. and hav e a chance to win tickets to the Kravis Center, Sunrise Theatre or The Palm Beach Pops. www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 In a folder, under my bed, is a 1969 Christmas card from the St. BernardÂs school in New York City. The reason I happen to have this particular card is because a 6-year-old version of me is on the cover, holding a leash attached to a dog twice my size (care to guess the breed?). The dog would clearly have no problem dragging me the length of Cen-tral Park (where the photo was taken) as a warm up exercise to eating me. In the photo, IÂm wearing a very smart cap and Angus Young-style AC/DC shorts. I attended St. BernardÂs during first, second and sixth grade. The last year I was there I didnÂt quite fit in: I had spent those intervening three years at, for the lack of a better term, a hippie school. Constructed in the middle of a potato field in Bridgehampton (we moved out of the city for three years) it was predictably laid back, accept-ing, artsy and not the best set up for a return to an upscale all-boys preparato-ry school attended by family members of ex-almost-presidents (a Dewey was a classmate of mine) and other power brokers. But during my first two years there I was very happy; apparently happy enough to be asked to represent the school on the front of its annual holiday card. In retrospect my happiness is unsurprising, particularly when I recall my second-grade teacher, Mrs. Goldsmith. Mrs. Goldsmith was the beeÂs knees and my first crush, despite her being a Mrs. (the heart wants what the heart wants). ItÂs true that by now she must be in her late 60s or early 70s, but to me sheÂs still the young, Ray Ban-wearing object of my affection, her hair pulled back in a pony tail while she organizes us for field day or stands by the blackboard holding chalk and look-ing quite fine. But more than Mrs. Goldsmith made lasting impressions on me dur-ing those early years. For example, there were the two unrelated events that took place during lunch. The lunchroom at St. BernardÂs was in the basement. Big room, long tables and boys in uniform, much like every movie IÂve ever seen that took place in an English boarding school. And in that room two things were stamped so firmly on my 6or 7-year-old psyche that they, like my crush on Mrs. Goldsmith, remain quite vivid, even four decades later. The first was mistaking a serving bowl of pickled beets for a huge, glorious mountain of jellied cranberry. The 6-year-old me, much like the present-day me, was quite a fan of canned cranberry jelly and I promptly levered a large forkful of what I assumed was Ocean Spray into my mouth. IÂve no idea what twisted version of its pre-beet countenance my face then screwed itself into, but I do know that not yet having learned much restraint I promptly launched the vile stuff back onto my plate. To this day, not a single beet more has passed my lips. The second memory, though, was far better: my discovery of the joys of shep-herdÂs pie. The St. BernardÂs shepherdÂs pie (at least as it exists in my memory) was lamb/potato perfection in a pan, served up by teachers using too-small slotted spoons. A delicious casserole of spiced, minced lamb with veggies and gravy, topped with a thick layer of creamy mashed potatoes and browned, shepherdÂs pie may have originally been just a convenient way to dispose of left-overs, but it became my oasis of meaty joy in the basement of a boysÂ school in Manhattan. It says a lot about the intrinsic quality of shepherdÂs pie that a boysÂ school in New York City could make one this good, because Gordon Ramsay is too young to have put these lunches together. Far more likely: a hair-net sporting, burned-out shell of a lunch mistress whoÂd rather have been at home watching her stories on television.Unlike other oddball British dishes like spotted dick (which is neither as hilarious nor unpleasant as I wish it were) and blood pudding (which can tend to be a bit more unpleasant than I wish it were), shepherdÂs pie is right up there with a pint of bitter for top honors on the list of English things I want in my belly. And by the way, that list is actu-ally longer than youÂd think. The Brits have copped an undeservedly poor rep-utation for food. Their obsessions with bangers and minced meat pies alone THE MASHUP How I learned about love Â– and shepherdÂ’s pie Â– at St. BernardÂ’s bradford SCHMIDT email@example.com O SEE MASHUP, B9 X 9 s I s s d e o n) n p r d f e ) Inretrospectmyhappinessisunsurh i G i m i F th th lu at th lo un m t o b o in w e o n ps cr u re m fo u T a s b e e ousmountainof
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Frankly, IÂd be comfortable ending this thing right here if I didnÂt feel it neces-sary to address a few of shepherdÂs pieÂs pretenders.IÂve seen some variants in the U.S. that use ground beef in place of ground lamb, which is a big enough insult to the original British dish that I wouldnÂt be surprised if it reopened hostilities of 200 years ago. And IÂm betting France wonÂt be lining up on our side this time. Even more disturb-ing, IÂve located a recipe for Âtater tot cas-seroleÂŽ which claims to be the Âsouthern cousinÂŽ of shepherdÂs pie. If so, itÂs the cousin no one likes to talk about: the middle-aged one who lives in his momÂs basement and wears his Meister Bru T-shirt in the shower. So in the name of international relations and to prevent any further shepherdÂs pie perversions, this week IÂm going to tell you how to make a tra-ditional shepherdÂs pie. ItÂs a fairly basic recipe and I suggest you play with it to make it your own. The holy trinity of meat, onions and mashed potatoes has tremendous power and resilience, so as long as you stick to using lamb donÂt be scared to get creative (like maybe dressing up as an English schoolboy when itÂs time to eat). The Quebe-cois, for example, make it with a corn layer between the meat and potato, which sounds quite tasty to me. You can also try whipping some cheese into the potatoes if you feel there isnÂt enough fat in the basic version. Adding Worcestershire sauce to the gravy is a nice twist as well, but there are plenty of other ways to make this one yours. If you absolutely must break the only real rule (that would be the inclusion of both lamb and potatoes) and insist on substituting ground beef as a protein, please help preserve the legacy of true shepherdÂs pie by calling it something else, like not-shepherdÂs pie (hunterÂs pie is an acceptable alternative as well). What you absolutely do not want to do, at least if you want it to bear any resemblance to the real version, is add tomato sauce. Mash 2 pounds of potatoes with 4 tablespoons of butter and some milk. Whip them up well and set them aside. Make a mirepoix from 2 peeled carrots, 2 celery stalks and 1 large sweet onion (all of which should be diced) and saut in a pan with copious amounts of b utter until everything is soft. Add 1 pounds of ground lamb and brown well. Add your 1 tablespoon of flour and stir, then add any other vegetables that you would like to make a part of your meat layer (peas work nicely). Add a cup each of beef and chicken stock, 1 teaspoons of rosemary and teaspoon of thyme (double these amounts if you are using fresh herbs) and simmer it for 15 minutes until thick-ened. Pour it all into a baking dish and allow it to rest and firm up a bit. Spread your well-whipped mashed potatoes on top (donÂt forget a corn layer if you wish to emulate our Northern friends), slice up some butter and scatter the pats on top, then put the casserole in a 400-degree oven for about 30 minutes or until itÂs nicely browned. Let it sit for at least 5 minutes before serving from the baking dish. Q Â„ For The Mashup, Bradford Schmidt writes about meat, technology, music and mashups thereof. He welcomes suggestions, comments, questions and offerings of prime beef. F rom pa g e B8 B8 B8 B8 8 8 8 B8 B8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 B8 8 8 8 8 8 B8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 ment and wears his Meister B ru T-s h irt in t h e sh ow er So in th e n am e of int e rnati o nal sub p le she els e p ie W h d o, re t p la b e ou s i s s an d of ve g a p
www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 W SEE ANSWERS, B5 W SEE ANSWERS, B52011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved.FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES HOROSCOPES TRICKY BUSINESS By Linda Thistle Q AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) The week is filled with positive potentials, but itÂs up to you to make the right choices. The advice of someone who truly cares for you and your well-being can be priceless. Q PISCES (February 19 to March 20) I tÂ s a good time to make yourself available to possibilities of the roman-tic kind. Already paired? Good. In that case, be sure to reassure that special person of your feelings. Q ARIES (March 21 to April 19) S t. V alentineÂs Day magic rules the entire week for romantic Rams and Ewes. Music, which is the food of l ove, is also strong. The weekend offers news both unexpected and anticipated. Q TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Y our aspects f avor the arts Â„ which the Divine Bovine loves, loves, loves. Also, for those looking for romantic love, C upid is available for requests. After all, his mother, Venus, rules your sign. Q GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Lo ving c ommitments continue to grow stronger. Ditto budding relation-ships. A recent move to help start up a new career-linked direction could soon begin to show signs of progress. Q CANCER (June 21 to July 22) S ingle M oon Children might be eager to take that proverbial chance on love. But your more serious side will feel better if you take things sl owly and give your moonstruck self more time. Q LEO (July 23 to August 22) I tÂ s a love fest for Leos and Leonas this week. Paired Cats might expect to be purr-fectly in sync. And with matchmaking friends, single Simbas searching for romance shouldnÂt have too far to look. Q VIRGO (August 23 to September 2 2) More understanding on both sides can work miracles in restoring ailing relationships to health. Make the first m ove, and youÂll be closer to your much-wanted reunion. Q LIBRA (September 23 to October 2 2) Accept the fact that you are worthy of being loved, and youÂll find proof in what is revealed to you over the course of the week. Also accept a compliment offered with great sincer-ity. Q SCORPIO (October 23 to N o vember 21) Planning to take a new direction in life is exciting. And so is a new awareness of someoneÂs special affection. Expect a slow and mostly steady development of the situation. Q SAGITTARIUS (November 2 2 t o December 21) Although you might still feel you werenÂt treated quite right in a recent matter, all that will work out in time. Meanwhile, enjoy the weekÂs special qualities and potentials. Q CAPRICORN (December 22 t o J anuary 19) Deciding not to give up on a troubling romantic situa-tion helps start the healing process. Expect to find some valuable insight into yourself as things move along. Q BORN THIS WEEK: Y our g enerosity gladdens the hearts of others, and you bask in their joy. + Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. + Moderate ++ Challenging +++ ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: TRADITIONAL & GOURMET PIZZAS CALZONES Â• PASTAS Â• ENTRES SALADS Â• SANDWICHES Â• WRAPS ITALIAN SOUPS & DESSERTS 815 US Highway One, Lake Park 561-355-0805 Â• cor tazzosbrickovenpizza.com Mon Â–Thur 11amÂ–10pm Â• FriÂ–Sat 11amÂ–11pm Â• Sun 12noonÂ–9pm TRADITIONAL & GOURMET PIZZAS CALZONES Â• PASTAS Â• ENTRES SALADS Â• SANDWICHES Â• WRAPS ITALIAN SOUPS & DESSERTS ++++Â– Florida Weekly ++++Â– Florida Weekly Ask about our daily specials! $1 OFF ANY ORDERPICKUP OR DELIVERY DURING THE BIG GAME
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 B11 EMBASSY SUITES ~ PALM BEACH GARDENS 160 renovated 2-room suites W Meeting space from boardrooms to ballrooms Complimentary full cooked-to-order breakfast Complimentary nightly ManagerÂ’s Reception (cocktails & hors dÂ’oeuvres)Corner of PGA Boulevard and Military Trail W 561-622-1000 Capturing the authenticity of global cuisineÂ… with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients VerdeaÂs Wine Bar offers more than 250 rare varietal wines from small vineyards around the USA. Open on Monday/ ValentineÂs Day Now taking reservations Tues Â… Sat 5 Â… 10pm 4350 PGA Boulevard (Embassy Suites) 561.691.3130 verdearestaurant.com ValentineÂ’s Day SpecialU One-night stay U $50 Verdea gift certiÂ“ cate U Bottle of champagne$269 PLUS TAX & GRATUITY dan HUDAK O www.hudakonhollywood.comThe makers of ÂThe RiteÂŽ have no right to ask moviegoers to pay money to see it. What a silly, derivative, easy pro-duction this is, saved only marginally by Anthony HopkinsÂ stellar-as-usual per-formance. Part of the problem is that itÂs about exorcisms, a tired, played-out horror subgenre, and itÂs Âinspired by true events.ÂŽ If you donÂt believe exorcisms are a necessary evil, and/or that they could ever be part of a Âtrue event,ÂŽ do not watch this movie. Coincidentally, skeptical Michael Kovak (Colin OÂDonoghue) doesnÂt believe such things himself, but after the head (Toby Jones) of his seminary school threatens to make him pay back his scholarship of nearly $100,000, Michael is forced to go to Rome to attend an exorcism course. There he meets a reporter named Angeline (Alice Braga), whoÂs taking the same course and is superfluous to the story. In fact, you should consider every moment Michael spends with Angeline to be time in your life thatÂs completely wasted. ItÂs not like the movie needed a token female character or anything; the first exorcism Michael observes is RosariaÂs (Marta Gastini), a pregnant woman with an aunt (Maria Grazia Cuci-notta) whoÂs much hotter than Rosaria could ever hope to be. The man performing the exorcism is Father Lucas (Mr. Hopkins), who takes an ÂunorthodoxÂŽ approach but consis-tently gets results. He is also MichaelÂs mentor, but the main problem with director Mikael HafstromÂs story is this: Early on, we recognize that Michael will eventually become a believer, but it takes way, way too long for him to come around. For example, thereÂs a scene in which iron nails come out of RosariaÂs mouth while sheÂs possessed, and itÂs during that scene that Michael needs to be con-vinced. But, no. He insists that she swal-lowed the nails and is putting on a performance, or in the very least suffering from mental illness. OK, Michael, you egotistical, non-believing moron: This pregnant woman swallowed 3-inch nails with the intention of spitting them up in front of you just to get you to believe in the devil. Sure. There are no real scares or visual effects here Â„ which is fine, as itÂs more of a drama than a thriller. Too bad there isnÂt much drama. The movie often drags with subplots such as MichaelÂs personal baggage, and Mr. OÂDonoghue isnÂt a captivating enough screen presence to keep us interested (he does fine in his scenes with Mr. Hopkins, but heÂs no leading man, and this is his movie). If you decide to go because you want to see Mr. Hopkins, feel free to arrive a half hour late, as it takes that long for him to appear. Still, his acting alone is not enough to make this worthwhile, and given that you have ÂThe RiteÂŽ to skip this movie, you should do so. Q Â„ Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@hudakonhollywood. com and read more of his work at www. hudakonhollywood.com.No Strings Attached +++ (Ashton Kutcher, Natalie Portman, Kevin Kline) Casual acquaintances Adam (Mr. Kutcher) and Emma (Ms. Portman) become sex buddies and struggle to keep their relationship strictly physical. Mr. Kutcher and Ms. Portman have great chemistry, and because we like them as a couple and there are some solid laughs, itÂs easy to like the movie. Rated R.The Dilemma ++ (Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder) When Ronny (Mr. Vaughn) sees his best friendÂs (Mr. James) wife (Ms. Ryder) with another man (Channing Tatum), he struggles to tell his friend at the risk of an important business deal falling through. There arenÂt as many laughs as youÂll expect; in fact, in some ways it works bet-ter as a drama than it does a comedy. But because it doesnÂt really work as either, this is one you can skip. Rated PG-13.Rabbit Hole +++ (Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest) Once happily married Becca (Ms. Kidman) and Howie (Mr. Eckhart) try to move on after their 4-year-old son is killed in an accident. To be sure itÂs depressing, but the performances are so good you canÂt help but admire the movie. Rated PG-13. Q LATEST FILMS CAPSULES Â‘The RiteÂ’ REVIEWED BY DAN HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com ............ ++ Is it worth $10? No >> The character of Michael Kovak is based on the experiences of Fr. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-9, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15 For many years, a charming French restaurant, Caf du Parc, was a fixture in a little house on U.S. 1 in Lake Park. A few years back the owners decided to retire and gave up the restaurant. Enter the Pelican Cafe.The husband-wife team who own it have fixed up the three-room attractively with clean wall space and wood floors. A small bar runs across the back of the front room, and thereÂs a pleasant out-door deck with umbrella-covered tables for al fresco dining when the weather cooperates. On the rather stormy night we visited, there was no wait and only a handful of tables that were clearing as we arrived. ThatÂs not always the case, particularly on early weekend nights in season and at brunch, when crowds from Singer Island and North Palm flock. An anteroom with bench seating provides a spot to sit for the wait. We have been a tad reluctant to return to the Pelican because on previous visits service ran the gamut from just OK to the point where we left without eating. Not yet had a meal come from the kitchen completely correct as ordered. But greet-ers this evening were friendly and initial service prompt. We were hopeful. A few minutes after we were seated a bowl of hummus and a basket of bread chunks appeared. We also were offered butter, but liked the hummus. It was tasty, though without the garlic and lemon weÂve come to expect. We suspect itÂs for the diners who donÂt care for garlic on the front end of a meal. The beans were creamy rather than grainy, and it was a good, unusual start. The bread surface was dried out, however; as though it had been kept near a stove. A fresh loaf or pita chunks fully toasted would have made it perfect. The waiter pointed out the wine list at the back of the menu, but he suddenly disappeared with an ÂExcuse meÂŽ just as we made our choice. We noted a white listed as Villa Antinori Super Tuscan. We think of a Super Tuscan as a red wine blend, with the majority of the grapes in the glass from Tuscany. The same winery makes a Villa Antinori Bianco and we suspect thatÂs what this was Â„ we should have asked to see the label. It was smooth and bordered on a chardonnay Â„ quite drinkable. A generous pour was $11. While we were deciding on entrees, we started with a pizza. The shrimp scampi pizza ($15.95) is definitely meant as an entre unless you share with a whole table. The 12-inch crispy-crust pizza was delicious Â„ the crust was crunchy and held up well to the load of shrimp, a garlicky sauce and wonderfully gooey cheese on top. It proved too filling to eat much of as an appetizer, however, so we boxed it up for later. Next time, we might come just for a pizza and a glass of wine Â„ it would make for a walletand appetite-friendly meal. It made us thirsty, however Â„ and our water glasses went empty for some time, until we finally tagged a busboy for refills. Our server warned us as we ordered the red wine vinaigrette we chose for a field greens salad ($7.95) Â„ he returned from the kitchen after sending in the order to tell us the chef recommended we have it on the side because it proved so strong for some. (Note to Pelican: If youÂve had so many complaints about it, why not change it?) We put it on the side Â„ though the warning was all for noth-ing to us Â„ we felt it proved bland and without depth. It wasnÂt emulsified when it came to the table Â„ therein may be the problem with a strong dressing if diners donÂt know to stir it until blended. How-ever, the greens were a nice mix and large shavings of Parmesan over all had a good bite; a light lemon vinaigrette tossed with the salad would have been just right. The perfectly cooked pillows of cheese ravioli touted as made in a San Marzano pomodoro ($19.95) are made in house, the owner said. They were just Âall rightÂŽ according to my tablemate, who says they lacked distinction. The serving, while generous, stung his wallet, too, he said. ÂItÂs plain pasta, a little cheese and some sauce,ÂŽ he pointed out. I chose braised short ribs ($26.95). The server said the choices with it included rice or paparadelle, which I chose. The short ribs arrived swimming in a rich broth with carrots and celery pieces and a very large bone (my dog gave it 4 stars). Noodles, however, were absent. I began to think I hadnÂt ordered them when my friend asked what happened to them. We waited for some time before catch-ing another server again to ask Â„ he seemed embarrassed that the chef forgot to add them. The dish was whisked away, replated on top of the paparadelle and set out with an apology. The two short ribs were fatty with only a portion of one edible; the other was meaty and tender beyond measure. The veal-bone demi glace for the dish is made in-house, the owner says Â„ and the ribs are braised in it along with julienned carrots Â„ a field full Â„ celery, and a hint of red wine. I would have switched to a red wine to match it at this point, but it wasnÂt offered and I didnÂt want to wait to flag down a server again. The dish was so rich we wound up taking most of it home for lunch. We were determined during this trip to the cafe to make it to dessert. The ownerÂs mother-in-law contributes a cheesecake, deemed the best by our server. The fat slice ($8.95) arrived with dark cherries and standing easily 4 inches high on the FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE jan NORRIS firstname.lastname@example.org Pelican Cafe a charming place to roost Â– and the food is tasty Pelican Cafe>> Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.>> Reservations: Suggested >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Appetizers, $4-$12.95; entrees, including pastas, $19.95-$32.95 >> Beverages: Beer and wine >> Seating: Tables indoors and out; bar seating >> Specialties of the house: Mom FrangioneÂ’s Sunday pasta, housemade meat lasagna, veal scaloppini, let of sole>> Volume: Low to moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Web site: www.thepelicancafe.comRatings:Food: + + + Service: + + + Atmosphere: + + + + 612 U.S. Highway 1, Lake Park842-7272 + + + + + Superb + + + + Noteworthy + + + Good + + Fair + Poor in the know O food & wine CALENDAR O The Junior League of the Palm Beaches and the Worth Avenue Association host a fourth annual food and wine festival 6-9 p.m. Feb. 19 on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. There will be a selection of wine, cock-tails and by-the-bite tastings served by restaurants from around the Palm Beaches. Admission: $45 per person/ $80 per couple; 689-7590 or jlpb.org. Whole Foods in Palm Beach Gardens will be selling grilled hotdogs and burgers to recognize the Super Bowl Â„ and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary. The sale will be at the out-door oasis at the store at 11701 Victoria Gardens Avenue, on Feb. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The PGA Wine Tour in Palm Beach Gardens continues on Feb. 9, with Nick Faldo and Luke Donald. The tasting is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the PGA National Resort and Spa, 400 Avenue of the Champions. Cost is $20. Call 800-533-9280. Seminole Inn holds its monthly wine tastings on Feb. 5. The event features Florida wineries through wine tastings, foods prepared using Florida wines, various drink recipes and historical information about the wineries. The inn is at 15885 S.W. Warfield Blvd. in Indiantown. Call 597-3777. Q Â„ Submit event listings to Cuisine@floridaweekly.com. s o ds wines, h istorica l e ri es Th e MAUREEN DZIKOWSKI / FLORIDA WEEKLY Diners from Singer Island and North Palm Beach flock to the cafe. The cafe on U.S. 1 in Lake Park has wood floors and a small bar running across the back of the front room. plate. It was delicious Â„ rich and creamy with just the right tang. We worked to share it, but sent a good portion back to the kitchen Â„ it would require a tableful of our kind of eaters to polish it off. The menu here isnÂt lengthy and we like that. Large menus and small kitchens tell me half the foods are premade, ready to reheat for a crowd. The Pelican owner is personable and visits each table, jok-ing with the regulars. He accommodated diners at another table wanting to buy stuffed clams to put in their freezer and serve at home, and weÂve seen him offer a glass of champagne or wine at the bar to couples, for no apparent reason. TheyÂre open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday brunch. WeÂve enjoyed a couple of brunches here; their house-made doughnuts arenÂt to be missed. They come to the tables hot on Sundays Â„ usually a good thing, because breakfast is slow coming out of the kitchen. IÂm coming back sooner rather than later; the menu is nice, and we love the little charmer of a house where the Peli-can roosts. The owner is always there and heÂs genuinely hospitable, making up for a few service lapses. Q
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