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Back in the day, a caddies life wasnt easy. Just ask Alfred Big RabbitŽ Dyer.Mr. Dyer, who lives in New Orleans, was Gary Players caddie for nearly two decades. He came of age in the Old South. He got the nickname Big RabbitŽ for his jump-ing ability on the basketball court. It was a time of segregation, and a time when about all a man of color could do on the golf course was either tend the greens or carry the bags. When Mr. Dyer started in 1947, a cad-die made $1.25 for working 18 holes. At that time, all the caddies were black. Whites didnt caddie back in those days,Ž he says by phone from the Big Easy. Theres been a big switchover. All the caddies are now white.Ž It was hot, too. That was a more formal time, and caddies wore long pants. Lets just say it was a different time,Ž Mr. Dyer says. It is those times that the Professional Caddies Association Foundation is trying to document. PCA founder Dennis Cone says he TIM NORRIS A2 OPINION/C.B. HANIF A4PETS A14MUSINGS A11 BUSINESS A19 NETWORKING A18,22&23REAL ESTATE A25ARTS B1 EVENTS B6-7 FILM REVIEW B9SOCIETY B11-13 CUISINE B15 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MARCH 3, 2011 Socially shy?You can overcome social anxiety in time. A12 X Devilish dictationIn “Ghost-Writer,” who is really writing? B1 X INSIDE Gardens SocietySee who’s out and about in Palm Beach County. B11-13 X Vol. I, No. 21  FREE WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 DYER CONE Pricing it rightThese ‘appraisal guys’ know antiques. A19 X At the end of the day, the caddie is left holding the bag— Mike Haridopolos,Florida Senate President “We will period.”spendless, A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WHEN STEELY-EYED state politicians talked sternly about belt-tightening, budget-cutting and downsizing, they were just kidding around, apparently. At least, thats how it may seem to many when the newest crop of elected leaders take the surgeons economic knife to the body politic this year, beginning Tuesday, March 8, as Floridas 2011 legislative ses-sion begins. Forty senators serving on 21 committees or commissions, and 120 rep-resentatives serving on 13 committees or commissions „ a total of 160 men and women representing more than 19 million Floridians „ will wrestle a $4.6 billion defi-cit to the ground, or at least to a balanced budget required by the state constitution. And this time they wont be kidding around.SEE LESS, A8 X SEE CADDIES, A13 XBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@” s and l lio n n defid Contact your legislative delegates. We’ve got their info.A9 >>inside:Fiscal responsibility, major cuts theme for March 8 legislative session PHOTOS FROM FLORIDA PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVES AND SENA TORMIKE.COMLegislators on the Senate floor will attempt the difficult trick of cutting the budget while simultaneously reducing taxes.BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@”

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Look what happened in the late 60s, when AMF, which was good at bowling alleys and golf carts, took over Harley Davidson motorcycles. Can you say motor scooter? They went to cheaper materials, gave veterans the hook, cut the work force. (Thank the eternal gearshift that some long-time employ-ees bought the company back and started making motorcycles the right way again.) A classic branding horror story was Pabst Blue Ribbon, once the nations most popular beer. To boost the bot-tom line, they watered down the prod-uct. The bottom line, and the beer, and the public trust, fizzled away. Never mind that other beers pushed a thin product with grabby ad campaigns and low prices. Thats another argu-ment for consumer discernment, or, as Nathan Lanes character suggested in Mouse Hunt,Ž using both sides of our brains. Brands seem to carry the banner for price inflation, too. Why pay four bucks for a box of Golden Crisp (once called Super Sugar Crisp) when a bag of generic puffs, twice as big, costs half as much? The Sugar Bears long-underwear offer on the back? And arent a lot of our favorite brands, once made by a family somewhere in Minnesota or Louisiana or Maine, now boosting the profit margins and stock quotes of huge international corpora-tions? I dont care. On certain brands, Im hooked. Some of that is logical. Some of its just feeling better, more consis-tent, more connected to bygone days and ways. Our lives, after all, are built on a framework of habits. Truthfully, Im also hooked on the IDEA of a brand name being the best, something proven, trusted, made with integrity, with the user not the stock-holder in mind; something you can rely on over splashy newcomers and renegade generics. For certain brand names Im a kneejerk loyalist. I still drive a Chevy. I still shampoo with Pantene. As my father used to say, mocking me, Dont con-fuse me with the facts.Ž I admit that I may have left the practical half of my brain in 1957, when Mom took us shopping at the A&P and I always campaigned for my candy brand of choice, Bonomo Turkish Taffy. It was explosively sweet and bonded eagerly to teeth. Those were more naive days. Coming out of World War II, we wanted to trust authority, to put our faith in advertising, even when the product was candy or cigarettes. Turkish Taffy alone guaranteed dentist visits for a lifetime. Still, to this day I grab the hook on my favorite brand names and find it easy to blame my condition on a cer-tain detergent engineer from Egypt. Dr. I. A. Eldib ran his own engineering company in Newark, N.J. I met him on the airport shuttle coming back from college, and he hired me as his summer PR man. He was, among other things, a detergent chemist; his goal was formulating a detergent without a phosphate surfactantŽ (the foamy thing) that feeds algae. He wanted a cleaner detergent that, he said, works as well as Tide. Tides the best,Ž he said. I switched, and my cleaner clothes seemed to prove him right. I dont think he ever found the replacement. A torrent of information pounds us through multiple media like a hard rain. Its tough to dodge and as easy to tap as a kitchen faucet. Many say were more knowledgeable, more skeptical than ever. That notion, I think, is mostly a pipedream, hawked by the online industry...which, these days, is nearly ALL indus-tries, not to mention millions of asser-tive opinionators and aggressive entre-preneurs. Thanks to social media, peo-ple are becoming their OWN brands, snowing us with claims, distracting us with image, pushing their own prod-ucts or ideas. Dizzy with over-informa-tion, I think were more easily gulled than ever. Were becoming estranged from firsthand experience. I keep going with my gut. Picking a new product or service is a little like betting on a horse race. You can plumb the Daily Racing Form, hang out near the paddock, cultivate the stable guys. Thats like consulting the on-the-ground legwork of Consumer Reports. Or you can pick your favorite numbers or colors or a name you like. Hey, I remember loving the name Real Quiet (I was in a noisy place, then), and that horse nearly won me the Triple Crown! Thats brand loyalty. We wont talk about the following year, when Charismatic picked my pockets.I should be ashamed, I know, of stupidly consuming. Somehow, Del Mon-tes canned peaches still taste sweeter than the generic store brand, even if my loved ones insist theres no differ-ence. And, like Dr. Eldib, despite all the environmentally friendly substi-tutes, Ive never found a detergent that cleans better than Tide. In clinging to favorites, Im being true to myself. I know I should be more thoughtful, more logical, ask around, and consult consumer and trade maga-zines and sites. Sorry. I build my framework of habits from my own materials, mainly predisposition and personal experi-ence. Nature and nurture. When I use Tide, I like the way the clothes come out, and I get happy seeing the orange-toned target design on the box. A reliable brand, in a way, becomes part of us. Whatever new colors or scents or cleaning agents the makers add, whatever new containers they devise, I hope they hold on to the right stuff. Q COMMENTARY I might be branded in stupidity, but I like my Tide tim NORRIS O

PAGE 4 FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 PublisherMichelle Nogamnoga@floridaweekly.comEditorBetty Reporters & ColumnistsC.B. HanifJan Norris Hap Erstein Dan Hudak Tim Norris Mary Jane Fine Scott Simmons Bradford Schmidt Artis Henderson Jeannette Showalter Bill CornwellPhotographersScott B. Smith Rachel Hickey Jose CasadoPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerKim Carmell kcarmell@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersJon Colvin Paul Heinrich Hope Jason Natalie Zellers Dave AndersonCirculation ManagerClara Edwards clara.edwards@floridaweekly.comCirculationSteve West Jessica Irwin Shawn SterlingAccount ExecutivesBarbara Shafer Diana De Paola Nardy Kindra Lamp klamp@floridaweekly.comSales & Marketing Asst.Maureen DzikowskiPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: FLORIDA WEEKLY 11380 Prosperity Farms Road, Suite 103 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 Phone 561.904.6470  Fax: 561.904.6456 Subscriptions:Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2011 by Florida Media Group, LLC. 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 and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $29.95 in-county$49.95 in-state  $54.95 out-of-state OPINION Up to 80,000 people marched to the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison last Saturday as part of an ongoing protest against newly elected Republican Gov. Scott Walkers attempt to not just badger the states public employee unions, but to break them. The Madison uprising follows on the heels of those in the Middle East. A sign held by one university student, an Iraq War vet, read, I went to Iraq and came home to Egypt?Ž Another read, Walker: Mubarak of the Midwest.Ž Like-wise, a photo has circulated in Madison of a young man at a rally in Cairo, with a sign reading, Egypt supports Wisconsin work-ers: One world, one pain.Ž Meanwhile, Libyans continue to defy a violent gov-ernment crackdown against masses seek-ing to oust longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and more than 10,000 marched Tuesday in Ohio to oppose Republican Gov. John Kasichs attempted anti-union legislative putsch. Just a few weeks ago, solidarity between Egyptian youth and Wisconsin police offi-cers, or between Libyan workers and Ohio public employees, might have elicited a raised eyebrow. The uprising in Tunisia was sparked by the suicide of a young man named Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old univer-sity graduate who could not find profes-sional work. Selling fruits and vegetables in the market, he was repeatedly harassed by Tunisian authorities who eventually confiscated his scale. Unbearably frus-trated, he set himself on fire, a spark that ignited the protests that became the wave of revolution in the Middle East and North Africa. For decades in the region, people have lived under dictatorships „ many which receive U.S. military aid „ suffer-ing human-rights abuses along with low income, high unemployment and almost no freedom of speech. All this, while the elites amassed fortunes. Similar grievances underlie the conflicts in Wisconsin and Ohio. The Great Reces-sionŽ of 2008, according to economist Dean Baker, is now in its 37th month, with no sign of relenting. In a recent paper, Baker says that, due to the financial crisis, many political figures have argued the need to drastically reduce the generosity of public sector pensions, and possibly to default on pension obligations already incurred. Most of the pension shortfall ... is attributable to the plunge in the stock market in the years 2007-2009.Ž In other words, Wall Street hucksters, selling the complex mortgage-backed securities that provoked the collapse, are the ones who caused any pension shortfall. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston said recently: The average Wisconsin state employee gets $24,500 a year. Thats not a very big pension ... 15 percent of the money going into it each year is being paid out to Wall Street to manage the money. Thats a really huge high percentage to pay out to Wall Street to manage the money.Ž So, while investment bankers skim a huge percentage off pension funds, its the workers who are being demonized and asked to make the sacrifices. Those who caused the problem, who then got lav-ish bailouts and now are treated to huge salaries and bonuses, are not being held accountable. Following the money, it turns out Gov. Walkers campaign was funded by the notorious Koch brothers, major backers of the tea party organizations. They also gave $1 million to the Repub-lican Governors Association, which gave substantial support to Walkers campaign. Is it surprising that Gov. Walker supports corporations with tax breaks, and has launched a massive attack on unionized, public-sector employees? One of the unions being targeted by Walker, and by Gov. Kasich in Ohio, is AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The union was founded in 1932, in the midst of the Great Depression, in Madison, Wis. Its 1.6 million members are nurses, corrections officers, child-care providers, EMTs and sanitation workers. It is instruc-tive to remember, in this Black History Month, that it was the struggle of the sani-tation workers of AFSCME local No. 1733 that brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis, Tenn., back in April 1968. As Jesse Jackson told me as he marched with students and their unionized teachers in Madison Tuesday: Dr. Kings last act on Earth, marching in Memphis, Tenn., was about workers rights to collective bar-gaining and rights to dues checkoff. You cannot remove the roof for the wealthy and remove the floor for the poor.Ž The workers of Egypt were instrumental in bringing down the regime there, in a remarkable coalition with Egypts youth. In the streets of Madison, under the Capitol dome, another demonstration of solidarity is taking place. Wisconsins workers have agreed to pay and pension concessions, but will not give up their right to collec-tive bargaining. At this point, Gov. Walker would be wise to negotiate. It is not a good season to be a tyrant. Q „ Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!,Ž a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 800 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier,Ž recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.Uprisings: from the Middle East to the Midwest amy GOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly O Having written more editorials about financial settlements with soon-to-be departed Palm Beach County schools superintendents than anyone alive, I found the school boards $350,000 deal with Art Johnson last week notable for two reasons.No, its not the money. Through the years, plenty of folks have left with plenty of it. (Though generally not the teachers.) A bit of historical perspective: In 1991 the school district became my major beat as an editorial writer. I took it on just in time to shed light on thenSuperinten-dent Tom Mills botched $678 million construction bond plan. Mr. Mills inner circle enjoyed the trip to Bimini, the toga party in Las Vegas and the other gifts from the people who did business with the district. Dozens of promised schools and other projects did not get built. That July, Monica Uhlhorn became superintendent saying Every child can learn.Ž A lot of parents applauded Dr. Uhlhorn, the outsider from the Prince Georges County School District, for focusing on instruction, including underachieving students lacking sup-port at home, not just environmentally gifted students.Alas, disaffected folks who had thrived during Mr. Mills tenure fought Dr. U,Ž as I liked to call her, at every step. She even was blamed for her occupying Mr. Mills completed Forest Hill Boulevard district headquarters, the $28 million symbol of bureaucratic extravagance soon dubbed the Taj Mahal.Ž Dr. U was forced out in 1995 with the board paying more then $300,000 to eat the remainder of her three-year contract. The following year board members hired Volusia County School District Superintendent Joan Kowal. Dr. K arrived with an infamous minivan among her outlandish contract demands. She left demanding a $600,000 severance when she was fired three years later with a $200,000 buyout. Enter Dr. J, the popular principal and area superintendent before his resigna-tion in lieu of demotion by Dr. Kowal over a school disciplinary flap. He unsuc-cessfully sued the district saying he was forced out, won a school board seat in 1998 in time to vote her out, before suc-ceeding her as superintendent in 2001. Through it all were settlements with attorneys, finance department officials and others. Whats notable in Dr. Js? First, he cannot sue the school district. Secondly, the district can sue him. Particularly in the ongoing investigation into whether he helped cover up former Chief Academic Officer Jeffrey Hernandez getting paid here while moonlighting in Memphis. It seems theres a question of innumerable erased „ er, lets say, missing „ district emails that may have shed light. I know this isnt Halderman, Erlichman, Mitchell and Dean. But still sounds like a conspiracy if you know what I mean. The tipping point for me,Ž said School Board Vice Chairwoman Debra Robin-son, whose motion led to Dr. Johnsons departure, was my realization that he had not learned. That he was not adapt-ing to the new board.Ž After 10 years of being isolated and told she was a micromanager, said Dr. Robinson, I just felt that Art was not comprehending the fact that now you have a board full of people who want to roll up their sleeves. Instead of adapt-ing to that, he tried to handle the whole board like tried to handle me. It was tense, and I just felt that we were not going to move forward.Ž I wish my old friend Dr. J had returned my phone call. I wanted to ask if Im right about the reason he waited until the last five minutes to sign off on this latest settlement, facing an or elseŽ deadline to be fired. Q „ C.B. Hanif, writer, editor and multimedia journalist, chronicles and comments on reality (or the lack thereof) from here to infinity. He gets around. Catch up with him here and at Johnson, or Dr. U, Dr. K, Dr. J and Dr. $ c.b. HANIF O

PAGE 6 FLORIDA WEEKLYA6 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 561.630.5656PGA COMMONS WEST 5540 PGA BLVD.,[AT CENTRAL BLVD.]PALM BEACH GARDENS gildedspa.comnSTACEY BROWN, ARNPGraduate of FAU Masters in Nursing BOARD CERTIFIED Has Been a Trainer for Allergan, Inc. & Cutera Laser Co. 7 yrs. Experience in Cosmetic Injectables. n n n r rn! n 15 MINUTES The Burns Road jogging trailNever mind any fuss about the word jogging.Ž Sure, serious runners, racers, might bridle at being called joggers.Ž They dont bounce gently. They ham-mer. This trail, though, would suit them... and nearly everyone else, too. The main point about the Burns Road Jogging Trail is to get out on it. Benefits to body and spirit follow. We are merely made of clay, and so is this trail: a wide swath of russet-colored red clay from Melbourne. From the eastern end of the Burns Road Recreation Complex at Burns and Military, the trail snakes south in a series of gentle, partly shaded switchbacks across a bridge arching over the Thompson River canal into Lilac Park. For the time being, you cant get to the south bank from the north. The bridge is curtained-off. That secondary point, just now, concerns what clay dissolves into: water works. The Seacoast Water Utility has an easement along the canal banks and is laying in pipe, and that project is out of the Parks and Recreation Departments hands, and feet. But the northern half is still in service, still hosting pedestrians through landscaped grounds. Most agree that Palm Beach Gardens is a more recreation-minded commu-nity than most. Still, Mike Kelly, the citys Director of Parks, shares the challenge to park systems across the country, finding funds amid a slow recovery from recession and growing cries for cutting government budgets. Its very difficult,Ž he says. You have to stress the basics.Ž Few activi-ties are more basic than putting one foot in front of another. The Burns Road Jogging Trail, and two other trails at Oak Park and Lake Catherine Park, ease the effort. Feet of clay? Not good. Feet on clay? AAhhh-hhh.... Like shade to the back of the neck on a hot afternoon. Which this weekday is. Theres a lot more care to clay than, say, asphalt, but less than mulch and chips,Ž Mr. Kelly says. Its better for the runners than chips. Concretes the worst stuff. So hard on the legs. A macadam (or asphalt) isnt quite as bad, but clay tends to be one of the best surfaces. Its safe and level, and its easier on the feet.Ž He has broken the 60s birthday barrier, so he appreciates the friendlier surface in his tendons and joints, all the way through the hips. BY TIM NORRIS____________________ tnorris@” e s n t s d k e d hh e a i s r e l t The Burns Road Trail soon will stretch to a mile. Many runners and trail-trod-ders appreciate the measured distance, and Mr. Kelly promises they will like the setting, too. The trails expansion is part of the extension of Lilac Park and develop-ment of the Thompson River Linear Park, a project partly funded and sup-ported by the Land and Water Conser-vation Fund of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The trails origin, some 20 years ago, is tied more closely to the national run-walk mania that grew from Frank Short-ers gold medal in the marathon in the 1972 Olympics, to American distance-running success in succeeding years (now mostly usurped by the elite run-ners of Kenya and Ethiopia) and, just as much, to the Presidents Physical Fitness Awards. That national initiative focused on youth and schools and started in the early 60s by President John F. Kennedy. At least two generations grew up seeing exercise and health as priorities. Even into the digital era, if you want to walk with your handheld and your cell and your iPod or iPhone or Blackberry with ear buds, the trail welcomes that, too. And its ideal for the activity just ahead, there: pushing a baby in a car-riage. Kate Bielecky, a recreation supervisor for the city, recalls the Burns Road Trails history. Its been here as long as I can remember, but its changed a lot,Ž she says. I used to work here from 95 to 99, and then I left to have my kids, and then I came back. It was here then, but it used to be, like, behind the build-ing, before they added the pool and this part of the building. Now it goes over across the canal to Lilac Park. Its nice, but its also a mess when it rains. In summer, really in all seasons, youll see a lot of people on the trail in early morning and then after work.Ž She doesnt use the trail, herself, and so understands those who question or overlook it. The city, after all, cares for facilities galore, including baseball dia-monds, soccer fields, playgrounds and their equipment, picnic tables and shel-ters. Parks and Recreation offers dozens of programs and classes for children and adults of all ages, from athletics and drivers ed to arts and sciences. (You can pick up a list of current offerings at the rec center, 4404 Burns Road, or online at Theres so much, its hard to keep up with sometimes!Ž Ms. Bielecky says. The challenge of designing and managing parks and recreation, in fact, revolves around multi-use, around putting resources where they meet demand and also providing exercise, sports opportunities and refresh-ment. For people who still think of runners as slightly crazy, a trail might seem superfluous. Jogging, though, is a gentler enterprise. So is the far more popular use of the Burns Road Trail: walking. Mr. Kelly estimates that 90 percent of those using it are walkers. THAT form of exercise is prescribed by doctors and therapists alike for improving muscle tone and circulation and outlook. I think a trail like this fits in with society in general,Ž Mr. Kelly says. They dont, maybe, have the opportu-nity to walk in the woods, but its out in nature and fresh air, and its more a passive kind of activity. Its always been well landscaped, but its harder with new facilities because you dont have the mature trees.Ž Palm Beach Gardens believes enough in the idea to maintain three jogging trails among its catalog of parks and recreation sites. Trail grounds include shade trees, rest benches, picnic tables and exercise stations, and also feature sculpture, two bent ribbons of milled and welded steel by the late Lila Katzen. Staff members overseeing the citys parks also appreciate the work of trail-tending. We DO break the clay up a couple times a year, redo it similarly to what we do on a ball field,Ž Mr. Kelly says. We aerivate it, and we wet it to mix the soft and hard clay together and fill in low spots.Ž As a surface, clay takes added care. Asphalt is easiest and cheapest, and not quite as merciless as hardened concrete. Many parks use it. Wood chips or mulch are better, and Palm Beach County uses them on a half dozen of its jogging trails, in parks such as John Prince in Lake Worth and Caloosa in Boynton Beach. They cushion footfalls and work the feet and legs a little harder. The wood also absorbs heat and radiates it back, making mid-summer running and even walking in daylight more roast than relaxation. Clay is best, and it keeps its cool. In the Burns Road Trail, it stands four to six inches deep on a bedding of gravel, taking heat well and holding a level sur-face. Its main antagonist is rain. Parks staff smooth and firm it again and clean away other debris, too. On this recent weekday afternoon, workers from Total Maintenance Building Services are out clearing leaves. They are out there seven hours each week, often in heat and humidity, and residents rarely think or know to thank them. Walking the trail would give them a chance. Finding the Burns Road trail-head takes just a little looking (from the rec center entrance, walk straight east and youll see the START post and a swath of rust-colored clay). You can find calm, ease and quiet there, too. Time to think and reconsider. Time just to let go. Like other such circuits in the city and county, the Burns Road Trail unfolds in loops. In that sense, it never ends. And it always brings you back. Q


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PAGE 8 FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 This time, even good Democrats are talking cut, traditionally the purvey of Republicans. This is an exercise that needs to be done in Florida,Ž says Sen. Maria Lorts Sachs, a Democrat whose district 30 includes parts of Broward and Palm Beach Counties. There is waste and we have to streamline, although its not consid-ered waste when we have money. With scarcity comes clarity. So lets see how we can consolidate, and do many func-tions in a more efficient way.Ž Her colleagues in the richly bi-partisan, 17-member Palm Beach legislative delegation appear to agree with those general principles. The delegation includes 10 Democrats and 7 Republicans. In that group of 17, 11 serve as representatives and six as senators. Their districts lie either wholly within Palm Beach County, or sprawl into several surrounding coun-ties. Some members, however, prove more blunt that Sen. Sachs when they describe the coming and perhaps unprecedented surgery set to take place in Tallahassee. I dont know anything that is going to be spared,Ž says Sen. Ellyn Bog-danoff, whose district 25 includes parts of Broward and Palm Beach. This is not going to be a pretty year „ I dont know that you can spare anyone. Its just how much they get hurt.Ž But what can reduce some of the misery is more efficiency, she claims. I believe government does a lot that they dont do well, so consolidating functions (is crucial). But there will never be enough money to take care of all the needs of Floridians on a given day,Ž she adds. For example, she supports putting the functions of a dizzying array of acronyms under a single roof: DOH (the Department of Health), DCF (the Department of Children and Families), DJJ (the Department of Juvenile Jus-tice), and the DEA (the Department of Elder Affairs), among others. Halting the massive redundancy, she says, could save significant money. Many both within and without the delegation agree. This time around the operating table, you can expect blood, not funny math,Ž promises Rep. Trudi Williams, a Republican from district 75, which includes parts of Collier and Lee coun-ties. Before, people would do away with vacant positions, the FTEs or Full-Time Equivalents. Doing away with 25 FTEs is funny math, because in real life you dont have that option,Ž she explains. Everything should be cut,Ž insists Sen. Mike Bennett, the District 21 Republican who represents parts of Lee, Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties. Heres why. Everything up there (in Tallahassee) has certain inefficiencies built into it.ŽWhat to keep off the operat-ing tableBehind the surgeons knife in the Palm Beach delegation, and among other legislators, lie distinct philo-sophical differences that cross party lines and even personal experience, occasionally. Sen. Sachs, for example, insists that in the midst of all the cutting, some things must be kept off the table because government is not business „ not entirely. Where we dont need to cut are those areas which will reap investments, in terms of financial benefits, but also areas which will protect the most vulnerable of our population,Ž she says. If those are distinct and even contradictory aims, theres a reason, she adds: This is where government dif-fers from business. Government is not only a function of a market economy or market principles. Government is a function of helping those who cannot help themselves „ children, the dis-abled, the elderly, the incarcerated. And I feel very strongly, philo-sophically, that this function of govern-ment should not be based on a market approach.Ž Rep. Pat Rooney, a Republican whose district 83 lies wholly within Palm Beach County, echoes that notion, crossing the party line in the philo-sophic debate that will ultimately decide who gets the dollars. One thing that concerned me look-ing at Gov. (Rick) Scotts budget, as the parent of a child with developmental disabilities, is that this (program) is taking a huge cut. I understand where were at „ every-body is going to have to dig a little deeper. But when youre talking about people with disability, while it might not be the core responsibility of gov-ernment to take care of some folks, ethically, its the right thing to do.Ž Rep. Rooneys son, Patrick, suffers from Aspergers syndrome. The new-right agendaBut members of more conservative delegations, such as the Southwest Florida delegation that includes only a single Democrat among its 14 members (Sen. Larcenia Bullard, who is also a member of the Palm Beach delegation), are not in the least equivocal: They argue that government must be in the business of cutting itself down to size, these days. Which raises the question again: What or who specifically should be cut? Specifically, we will look at reforming the Unemployment Compensation system, the states Medicaid program, as well as the Florida Retirement sys-tem,Ž says Rep. Denise Grimsley, chair of the important Appropriations Com-mittee that controls the purse strings. Her district 77 includes parts of Collier and Highlands, along with Glades and Hendry counties. And all of them are eyeballing the architecture of state government itself, legislators say „ following the lead of Gov. Scott. That means that if youre a state government employee „ if you help direct health care to citizens old or young, or work in traditional programs designed to develop the economy, or serve in programs that purchase or manage Floridas land and water holdings, for example „ already you may have been ear-marked for surgery by the new right. Led by Gov. Scott in Florida, the new right includes such other notable faces as Republican Governors Chris Chris-tie in New Jersey, and Scott Walker in Wisconsin. Those leaders have laid out similar economic and social agendas for their states. They include massive spending cuts paradoxically coupled with lower taxes and fewer regulations for businesses and property own-ers, along with potentially stringent income-and-benefit diets for public workers. The new-right agenda runs strongly through the voices of Florida legisla-tors ranging from political veterans to novices. Im (seeking) potential deregulation of various industries, removing government involvement in the private sector and stimulating job growth in areas currently stifled by intrusive and unnecessary regulations,Ž says Jeannette Nunez, a newcomer whose district 112 lies south of Palm Beach in Broward, Collier and Miami-Dade counties. In the base budget of the Health Department there are probably hun-dreds of programs that never should have been there in the first place,Ž insists Sen. Bogdanoff. I would argue that if we didnt fund these and put the money back into Flo-ridians, they would have more money to take care of their own.Ž Getting down to brass tacks, she points to money for the disabled, Rep. Rooneys concern. It gets a thumbs down. I would like to be in a position where we could preserve help for the disabled, but the answer is, we probably dont adequate-ly fund that program now. And we might have to fund it even more inad-equately.Ž Then theres the limb-removing problem she and her colleagues face in the Budget Subcommittee on Trans-portation, Tourism and Economic Development Appropriations. That behemoth subcommittee oversees the office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development; Depart-ment of Transportation; Department of Community Affairs (including the Division of Emergency Management and the Florida Housing Finance Corporation); Department of State; Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles; Department of Military Affairs; and the Agency for Workforce Innovation. Weve been asked to cut $55 million out of it,Ž she says, and in the budget there are not a whole lot of items that have that juice. One that stands out is the Early Learning Coalition. You dont have to take it all out of there, but do you spread this out, or take the pain all at once?Ž Better to take the pain now, she suggests. Besides, she adds, 90,000 students are already on the waiting list for Early Learning, so its already inadequately funded. But 240,000 are enrolled, which is why even her conservative colleague, Sen. Bennett, flinches at a proposal to tap the programs money. If we were going to cut $45 million out of that, it would affect 100,000 kids. That would be draconian,Ž he insists. LESSFrom page 1 SCOTT ROONEY FLORIDA’S PHOTOGRAPHIC ARCHIVEThe House Chamber is ready for the opening session of the Florida Legislature set for March 8.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 NEWS A9 But now we dont have a system to look at whether these (enrolled par-ents) are actually going to work, like theyre supposed to.Ž In other words, slim the program down by cutting out fraud, and save money that way. But dont hurt the kids.Target state workersFor all Sunshine State employees „ not just those who are part of regula-tory processes now gut-shot and riding off into the sunset „ even if they dont get fired theyre going to get pinched. Workers whose positions are funded by taxpayers are going to be asked to contribute to their pensions and health care coverages going forward,Ž insists Republican Rep. Gary Aubu-chon, cited as one of the most influen-tial state representatives. He serves as chair of the powerful Rules and Cal-endar Committee which decides what bills will reach the House for debate, and vice chair of the Select Committee on Government Reorganization, des-tined to be one of the most influential when the session begins March 8. His district 74 includes parts of Lee and Charlotte counties. As of the end of last June, 105,031 people were listed as workers in the state personnel system, with almost 73,000 of them earning less that $40,000 per year, according to the state Department of Management Services. One out of 10 could be judged redundant by legislators, following Gov. Scotts direction. The key here is redundancy „ were spending money doing the same things in different ways, in different parts of government,Ž says Rep. Aubu-chon. He outlines his focus for the upcoming session this way. On the Government Reorganization Committee, were taking up two areas of government activity: economic development and health care. In both, we can cut out redundant services.Ž In economic development, We have the Agency For Workforce Innovation, we have regional workforce boards, and a whole host of different entities that have something to do with work force or development,Ž he says. Thats unnecessary. Its also confusing to business investors who would likely be concerned with transporta-tion and land-use if they come to Flor-ida, and might also prefer to deal with a single agency or permitting body that would meet all their needs, Rep. Aubu-chon suggests. More business equals more jobs equals a healthier economy, he con-cludes. So, in the Department of Transportation and the Department of Com-munity Affairs, there may be people in each of those silos doing similar func-tions, but not with a cohesive strategy,Ž he says. Some of those people are redundant.In health care, similarly, We have the Department of Health, the Agen-cy for Healthcare Administration, the Department of Elder Affairs, the Department of Children and Fami-lies „ there are a number of agencies that do related services. And then you have county health departments at the local level. A big portion of what we manage in our state is Med-icaid, and were looking to eliminate redundancies.ŽHonest-to-God property tax reliefIf that kind of thinking leads to significant savings, then it might also offer the logic to support an illogical or counterintuitiveŽ notion: that legisla-tors can meet the needs of Floridians, and pay the bills, and balance the bud-get at the end of the toughest recession in decades, while also lowering taxes for businesses and property owners, says Rep. Paige Kreegel. A medical doctor, he also hails from the west coast, and serves as vice chair of the Appropriations Committee „ everything to do with the budget. When the governor promised to lower taxes he hit on two things which might be right for it, but theyre counterintuitive,Ž Rep. Kree-gel explains. First: Cut the (tax) rate for schools, because that two-mill rate is designed to build new classrooms, but the population is declining because the construction workers have taken their kids and left, so we dont need new classrooms. In Charlotte County weve gone months without a new construc-tion permit.Ž And second: Take the $1.5 billion plum that former Gov. Charlie Crist found in the combined larders of the South and the Southwest Florida Water Management Districts, and use that to pay down debt, says Rep. Kreegel. Gov. Crist had intended to buy U.S. Sugar property and save the Everglades with that money. If the legislature goes along with that, which I would, we could look at honest-to-God property tax relief,Ž he concludes. Its a notion Rep. Trudi Williams supports as well. Thats significant because she serves as chair of the Select Committee on Water. A former board member of the powerful South Florida Water Management district and an engineer by training and business, she counts Rep. Rooney, also a former board member of the Water Manage-ment District, as both colleague, fellow Republican and philosophic ally. Rep. Williams is also chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee in the Appropriations Committee. I know the environmentalists will kill me for saying this, but theres money in Everglades restoration, and I dont want it to go to land purchase. It darn well better be used for construct-ing something,Ž she says. We dont need to purchase anymore land. That will free up a lot more money. Lets take money out of Florida Forever (a program designed to purchase environmentally significant tracts for public perpetuity) and put it in real projects, such as water manage-ment around the state. And lets take land weve already acquired and build some water-quality components on it. Lets put money toward construction. You put people back to work in construction while improving water quality. Its a win-win.Ž Thats why she will resist any new land purchases this year, she says. My priority is taking the lands we have, and building water-quality components on them.Ž In the view of Rep. Rooney, Everything she says is right „ I agree with her positions on this.ŽOther screws to tightenMoney can be saved or reapplied in other ways, too, suggests Rep. Kreegel. The Department of Community Affairs is a huge growth management agency, but now we dont have any growth. The governors proposed bud-get cuts it down from 360 people to a skeleton crew of about 40. Hes also asking why cant we combine the Department of Environ-mental Protection (DEP), the Depart-ment of Community Affairs (DCA), and the Department of Transporta-tion (DOT).Ž After all, he explains, if youre a big business, you might have to build roads (thats where the DOT comes in) through environmentally sensitive lands (which is where the DEP comes in). And to do that, you might have to change the land-use requirements (which is where the DCA plays a role). As of this week, Gov. Scott hasnt appointed any new leaders to head those agencies, Rep. Kreegel con-cludes, because if youre ever going to combine them, you cant start by appointing new secretaries. Theyd fight like cats and dogs.Ž Although Gov. Scotts mandate from Florida voters to make such changes is arguably ambivalent „ he squeaked into the governors office after spend-ing $96 million of his own money in one of the closest and rudest elections in state history, beating his Democratic opponent by roughly 1 percent of the vote „ his support from legislators appears strong. For citizens here, that bodes well, many promise. Theres strength in numbers, and thats good for us,Ž says Republican Rep. Aubuchon. And even some who dont support Gov. Scotts notions of surgery, feel some optimism. Im an optimist about the governor, I like to think hell learn to be a good governor,Ž says Democratic Sen. Sachs. He represents all the people in the state, and he has to be a spokesperson for those who need him most „ not for a particular party. I hope he gets out and listens to the people „ hell see the need.Ž >> Palm Beach Delegation:(Note to readers: Representatives can be reached at Tallahassee telephone numbers by going to, and looking up individual members. The numbers provided below reach their district of ces. Each represen-tative has an e-mail address consisting of rst name.last name@my example: Pat.rooney@my )HOUSE* Joseph Abruzzo, D, 85, part of Palm Beach County.Tel: 561-791-4774.* Lori Berman, D, 86, part of Palm Beach County.Tel: 561-266-6645.* Mack Bernard, D, 84, part of Palm Beach County.Tel: 561-650-6880.* Jeff Clemens, D, 89, part of Palm Beach County.Tel: 561-540-1140.* Bill Hager, R, 87, parts of Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Tel: 561-470-6607.* George R. Moraitis, Jr., R, 91, parts of Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Tel: 954-762-3757.* Mark Pafford, D, 88, part of Palm Beach County.Tel: 561-682-0156.* Steven M. “Steve” Perman, D, 78, parts of Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties.Tel: 561-470-6596.* Pat Rooney, R, 83, part of Palm Beach County. Tel: 561-625-5176.* Irving “Irv” Slosberg, D, 90, parts of Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Tel: 561-470-6644.* William Snyder, R, 82, parts of Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie Counties. Tel: 772-221-4904. SENATE* Lizbeth Benacquisto, R, 27, parts of Charlotte, Hendry, Glades, Lee and Palm Beach Counties. E-mail: Benacquisto.Lisbeth.web@ senate.govTel: 239-433-6599; or 850-487-5356; or 561-753-2440.(Chair of the Committee on Communications, Energy and Public Utilities, and vice chair of the Budget Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations.)* Larcenia Bullard, D, 39, parts of Collier, Hendry, Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties. E-mail: Bullard.Larcenia.web@ senate.govTel: 305-668-7344; or 850-487-5127; or 866-234-3734.(Sen. Bullard is vice chair of the Committee on Agriculture and vice chair of the Committee on Education, Pre-K-12.)* Ellyn Setnor Bogdanoff, R, 25, parts of Broward and Palm Beach Counties.E-mail: Bogdanoff.ellyn.web@ 954-467-4205; or 561-650-6833; or (850) 487-5100.(Chair of the Finance and Tax Subcommittee of the Budget Committee.)* Joe Negron, R, 28, Martin County, and parts of Indian River, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties.E-mail: Negron.Joe.web@ 772-219-1665; or 850-487-5088; or 888-759-0751.(Sen. Negron is chair of the Budget Subcommit-tee on Health and Human Services Appropria-tions, and vice chair of the Budget Committee.)* Maria Lorts Sachs, D, 30, parts of Broward and Palm Beach Counties.E-mail: Sachs.Maria.web@ senate.govTel: 561-279-1427; or 850-487-5091.(Vice chair of the Committee on Regulated Industries.) Chris Smith, D, 29, parts of Broward and Palm Beach Counties.E-mail: Smith.Chris.web@ senate.govTel: 561-650-6801; or 954-267-2114; or 850-487-5112.(Sen. Smith is vice chair of the Committee on Banking and Insurance and vice chair of the Committee on Communications, Energy and Public Utilities.) O in the know "I'm an optimist about the governor, I like to think he'll learn to be a good governor. He represents all the people in the state, and he has to be a spokesperson for those who need him most not for a particular party. I hope he gets out and listens to the people he'll see the need." Democratic Sen. Sachs

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Thats what I think weve accomplished, and I believe theres so much more to do. Thats why Im running again.Ž Unopposed for the March 8 municipal election are Group 5 council member Marcie Tinsley, and Group 1 councilman Bert Premuroso. Terms on the five-mem-ber council are three years. In Group 3, voters have a referendum on competing outlooks, if not styles. A choice between one who says he not only understands the citys needs, how to meet them and has done that, and another who says the incumbent has been at it too long and gotten out of touch. Mr. Easton says his first priority is term limits, and I would like to get the City Charter to reflect that. Our charter is coming up for the five-year review, and at that time I would encourage the review board to consider adding term limits and an ethics policy to the charter.Ž Says Mr. Jablin, I feel I have the experience that others do not have and Ive learned it over a long period of time. I dont think I want to change my doctor every year, or my lawyer or financial advi-sor. If Im happy with them, I dont want to have to not be able to continue to keep their services. That makes ultimate sense to me. If the public doesnt like what Im doing, they think Ive done a terrible job, then they shouldnt vote for me. Those are the term limits Ill support any day, they call it elections. So the criticisms of me obviously are coming from a nave point of view. When I first ran for city council I was not as well versed as I am today. But why would you want to change horses?Ž Mr. Jablin says his priority is continuing the fiscal management and economic development that attracted Scripps, Max Planck, the Honda Classic here. We have some fabulous assets in our city. And the reason I believe that businesses will continue to come here and be attracted to this area are because of everything we have built in the past. A lot of it is based on the framework of what weve built over the years. You know the expression, Build it and they will come. In our case I think that is probably very true. We have built our infrastructure carefully, we have built a lot of very wonderful residential communities that work very well, we have an incredible shopping street in PGA Boulevard.Ž Mr. Easton, however, said the council and staff need to market the city bet-ter. Wackenhut just built their six-story facility up there in Abacoa,Ž he said. Its a beautiful building. But Wackenhut was here in our city, and we just lost the reve-nue from a six-story building, the tax base from it, and possibly some jobs from peo-ple who could be employed there. I just think that our city is not doing enough to provide the right incentives.Ž Mr. Eastons other big issue is the safety of residents given traffic conditions in his Sunset Drive area off Northlake Bou-levard. If youve ever been over here where Im living, there are hundreds of people that exit out of this area and have to cross six lanes of traffic to go west.Ž Mr. Easton also wants a review of the property in our city for possible annexa-tion. We have several enclaves of unin-corporated Palm Beach County, and these areas could bring us revenue once weve got them annexed into the city. So Id like to see this studied and see if its feasible and financially beneficial to us.Ž Mr. Jablin says its not our place to actively go out and annex in property, nec-essarily, unless theres an interest in those communities that want to come into the city. And there is now more than ever, and thats something were looking at.Ž Mr. Easton said, I also believe all residents pay the same tax rate, and that they deserve an equitable level of services for the taxes that they pay. A lot of people dont have city water or city sewer. Some people have both. Some just have one. But we all pay the same amount of taxes and I think that we all deserve the same level of services.Ž Mr. Jablin said, I have spent the last 18 years honing my skills in this job to get things done, and I believe in my own humble way I have done a lot for the city. And I love it, I really love it. Its a labor of love for me. Where do you get an oppor-tunity in life to help build a city, help build a community? Its rare.Ž Q Newcomer faces veteran in Gardens council raceBY C.B. HANIFcbhanif@” There are a number of uncontested races in this years municipal elections March 8. Incumbents Wendy Harrison and Robert Friedman will rejoin the Jupiter Town Council after being unopposed, rendering an election moot. There will be no election in the Village of Tequesta. Council member Tom Paterno ran unopposed as did Abby Brennan. In the Village of North Palm Beach, where T.R. Hernacki and David Nor-ris are re-elected as the sole qualifiers for Village Council seats. Similarly, with Lake Park Mayor Desca DuBois running unopposed for its only seat up for a vote, that town too has canceled its election. In contrast, Riviera Beach has 12 candidates for four offices. West Palm Beach has seven candidates for two, including replacing term-limited Mayor Lois Frankel. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Electio Day. Juno Beach incumbents Ellen Andel and Jim Lyons faced no opposition and were automatically re-elected in seats 3 and 5. But voters will choose between John T. Callahan and William Gee for the Town Councils Seat 1. In Palm Beach Gardens, incumbents Marcie Tinsley and Bert Premuroso were unopposed for the City Commis-sion Group 5 and Group 1 seats. Voters have the choice of veteran incumbent Commissioner Eric Jablin and newcomer Kevin Easton for Group 3. Q No candidates mean no elections in cities, townsBY C.B. HANIFcbhanif@” JAMBLIN EASTON


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 A11 Raindrops keep falling on my head, but that doesnt mean my eyes will soon be turning red.... Because Im free, nothings worrying me....Ž „ Burt Bacharach Feels like raindrops on my skin. You reach somewhere deep within...Ž „ Stunt It must be raindrops „ feels like raindrops „ so many raindrops „ falling from my eye-eyes...Ž „ Dee ClarkLibyan leader Muammar Gaddafi appeared on state television to say that, yes, he is still in Tripoli, not in Venezu-ela or in any other country. I wanted to stay up late and talk with the youth, but it started to rain. Thank God.Ž Gaddafi said this sitting in a car, looking out the open car door, holding over his head a huge off-white umbrella, which he seemed to have trouble closing. Some-one standing outside the car was hold-ing up a second, matching umbrella. Perhaps it was held by the same report-er who was holding the microphone into which Gaddafi spoke. Or perhaps it was held by someone else. Viewing the video does not bring clarity. The Gaddafi visual is reminiscent of French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoirs The Umbrellas.Ž Both images are a kind of chaotic unframed tangle, like a poorly cropped neophytes photo. This is piracy inspiration: Many umbrellas, but no umbrella term. No designation of a superset grouping of concepts can be inferred. There is no herding into a single common category. Any stray indicator remains unteth-ered. And there is a definitely welcome getting wet over this lack, a feeling cool in the absence of over-arching imputa-tion. I know this doesnt excite you.Perhaps you are more taken with Bulgarian umbrellas. Bulgarian umbrel-las have hidden pneumatic mechanisms that shoot poison pellets. The one that killed novelist, playwright, and political critic Georgi Markov shot a pinhead sized bit of ricin in his calf. There is no antidote for ricin. The 1991 installation of Christo and Jeanne-Claude may seem tamer. Three-thousand one-hundred umbrellas were set up in two valleys, one in Califor-nia and one in Japan. The umbrel-las in Japan were in a water-rich rice field valley. These were blue umbrellas, placed intimately. The yellow Califor-nia umbrellas were spread out in the vast space of a golden-brown grazing land. It seems incongruous that two deaths were associated with this gentle exhibit. A gust of wind in California sent an umbrella flying into a woman. It delivered death as surely as a Bulgarian umbrella. And in Japan, a man disman-tling the exhibit was electrocuted when the umbrella he held touched a high-voltage wire. Even if I see umbrellas in their normal functional form, I feel umbrellas blown inside out, flying ahead, inde-pendent but mindless, relentlessly pull-ing. There is nothing to stop the pour-ing out, upon ground and sacrificial victims, of soteriological libation. It is just, it is just a little offering. A taste, really. No longer under umbra, shadowless, I press my cheek against the cool trans-parent. There each raindrop falls, an irregular crystal ball. Then rolls, leav-ing behind the merest trail. Or perhaps there is splat and gentle explosion. And in the watching windows fade, melting away. Its raining. Its crying, but no one cries. Q „ Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare.MUSINGS Rx O Libation Call 800.533.9148 for reservations or visit today. PGA NATIONAL | RESORT & SPA 400 Avenue of the Champions | Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Wine Down With purchase of two entres prior to 7 pm … daily at Ironwood Grille. Visit prior to March 31, 2011. at Ironwood Grille Complimentary bottle of wine The science of youthful beautyBotox & Dermal Fillers Laser Skin Rejuvenation Acne/Scarring Repair Autologous Fat Transplantation Personalized Skin Care Advanced cosmetic procedures to bring out your natural beauty. COASTAL DERMATOLOGYcosmetic, laser & surgery center Shauna Kranendonk, MDFellowship Trained Cosmetic Dermatologist Board Certied Trained By Renowned Dermatologist Dr. Susan Obagi 3401 PGA Blvd., Suite 440 / Palm Beach Gardens / 561.820.0155 /

PAGE 12 FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 Sheila Glass (Ive changed the identifying details) agonized in her car for as long as she could. She had been told that several prospective employ-ers might be at this event. Convinced that she was in a dead-end job, she had promised herself she would attend this meeting. But now, she couldnt bring herself to walk into the restaurant. Sheila refers to herself as painfully shy and believes that she always sabotages herself in an interview. She worries that she will blush and stammer, presenting herself as awkward and tongue-tied. Sheila knows that her insecurities hamper her social life as well. She admits that she is lonely and would love to have close friends, but the prospect of socializing to meet new people ter-rifies her. In social situations, she cant think of a single interesting or witty thing to say and too often retreats to the ladies room to calm down. The irony is that Sheila is one of the most attractive, intelligent and capable people that I know. There isnt a thing in the world that she wouldnt do to make everyone elses life easier, but when it comes to her own happiness she falls short. That evening in the parking lot was a turning point. She was so distressed and angry with herself that she was prepared to finally take some dramatic steps to turn her life around. She was not going to live the rest of her life being so unhappy. For some people, social anxiety can become a very stressful, painful, and, at times, even disabling problem that haunts them their entire life. The dis-comfort is hampered further by the ongoing feelings of worry and the dread of anticipating embarrassments and catastrophes that may or may not even happen. Oftentimes, those suffering from social anxiety have a belief system comprised of negative thoughts and irrational beliefs that catapult them to a frightened place that intensifies their worry. They believe that others will evaluate them in a negative way. They may even feel shame that they do not measure up to others standards. Although more severe situations may require professional intervention, there are very effective steps a person can take to master these insecurities and to embark on a path of becoming more self-assured. In Sheilas case, she was willing to make changes and push through her discomfort with gradual, planned steps. Sheila committed to identifying the negative thoughts that automatically come to her in stressful situations. For example, Sheila might talk herself out of attending a party because she could ruminate and say the following: I wont have any-thing to say. Ill look like a jerk and humiliate myself by saying something stupid.Ž Next, she began to challenge the validity of her anticipated missteps, and to remind herself that it is NOT inevitable that shell embarrass herself. In fact, it is quite possible that if she tries to be friendly, others might truly enjoy her company. Shy people who are motivated to become more outgoing can teach them-selves to gradually face their fears in small increments. Sheila agreed that she would initiate a brief interaction daily with a stranger in a store. She might ask a clerk where something is or make a brief comment to the person waiting on line behind her. (She used good judg-ment to not put herself in risky or inap-propriate situations.) She increased her efforts over time, and discovered that she could transfer this newly learned comfort to starting friendly conversa-tions with co-workers. I often encourage people who worry that they will embarrass themselves by not knowing what to say in social situ-ations to do some preparatory home-work. I advise them to jot down a few topics of interest from the news or People magazine; and put that piece of paper in their pocket. When theres a lull in the conversation at a party, they can practice saying: Can you believe what happened today? I heard on the radio thatƒƒƒƒƒ.Ž When a person pre-pares ahead, they can enter a room with the security that they will have something of interest to talk about and become more confident to actually INI-TIATE a conversation. Going out in public and confronting a social phobia may be very difficult at first, but the key is to start with a situ-ation that is manageable and gradually work up to more challenging situations, building up confidence and coping skills along the way. Q „ Linda Lipshutz, LCSW, ACSW is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. She holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and completed post-graduate training at the Ackerman Institute for Marital and Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Palm Beach Gardens office at 561 630 2827, or online at HEALTHY LIVING linda LIPSHUTZ O llipshutz@floridaweekly.comBuilding confidence is key in overcoming social anxietyOK, enough bad news already. We all need a break. But if you were in the room with me last week talking about prospects for future funding for area nonprofits, you probably left feeling as I did „ we were not going to get one. I was one of a small group of funders invited by local nonprofits to give our best shot in forecasting what funding streams and grant opportunities would look like in the near future, and to field questions about the particularities of applying. Having just recently completed the first step in our own grantmaking cycle, I already knew how roiled the waters had become in the scramble for dollars, especially among those charities seek-ing to respond to the enormous needs of individual and families in crisis; a job lost, a home foreclosed upon, health insurance evaporated, and on and on. While the four funders participating represented about $8 or $9 million in available grant capital for awards in 2011, no one in the room was delusional enough to think this funding would be of sufficient magnitude to roll back the tide of misery the devastation of public funding was likely to produce for com-munity health clinics and family support services. I couldnt wait to get home and eat a big bag of Cheetos, the evil twin nagging me on to munch with abandon in the face of such depressing reality. It was one of those days. Having regained my senses and overcome the guilt of my indulgence, I wel-comed a new day. Nothing has changed of significance in the last 24 hours. The news is as equally sobering as it was yesterday. No one has won the lottery or gotten a check in the mail that took away all their worries. Theres no new, new thingŽ or idea that will, through the miracle of technology or Twitter, mobi-lize the masses in our public square, ush-ering in a new era of transformational something that is the game changer that, say, winning the lottery might be. No, this is where the territory of the mind takes over. The internal conversations we have with ourselves provide the fortitude to face the future. Even when the future is one wed rather avoid. This is not the encouragement of oft-spoken platitudes: look on the sunny sideŽ or, there is a silver lining in every cloud;Ž or things will be better tomorrow;Ž or dont worry, be happy.Ž In philanthropy, the optimism to keep on, keepin onŽ comes from deep within still waters. I think of the song about a coat of many colors,Ž a parable that Dolly Parton eulogized in a melody of the same name. Her version of the finding riches in the midst of want is homespun. It takes a good eye and a productive heart to see abundance where others only see scarcity. If you were from East Ten-nessee, like Dolly, you are bound to be experienced in such matters. The song is about a brightly colored coat pieced together out of a discarded cloth. It is a treasure to a child who has no coat in winter, the memory sung of a mothers love, a reminder of warmth that knows no season. We all have that memory of something given, said, or done, when the hour seemed dark, that caste a bright beam of hope across the threshold of our discouragement. The adult who looks back and sees in their past a moment that changed everything, values life dif-ferently because of it. As a past grant-seeker, I learned to plow my grant prospects with stories about deficits, followed by seeds of hope liberally scattered within the needs statementŽ every proposal must have, as the prelude to the case made for funding. The more devastating the economic or social dysfunction described, the more compelling was the case for a grant, or so it seemed at the time. Now, I lean toward appreciating leadership as an ability to see through and beyond absence, and home in on an opportunity made whole. This is the moment when you find your-self being in the right place, at the right time, with the right leadership to make an intersection that changes the direc-tion that would otherwise be the default were no action taken. Learning to recog-nize that intersection is a gift. In tough times, its the task of leadership to find these defining moments and it is the task of philanthropy to dare to respond. Q „ As one of Floridas 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 regions communities. We are the trusted steward of more than 250 funds created by area families, philanthropists, corporations and private foundations for charitable investment in our regions communities. For more information, visit our website: www. Keep on, keepin’ on leslie LILLY President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties O e s th e i r r s wi ll y. The y do n ot n s ma y n there o n ca n e s an d g more h e wa s d pu sh r adual, n g th e a tical ly ns F or r sel f e f t t, e s can prac ti w h at h ap p radio that ƒ pares ahe a wit h t h e s somethin g become m o T IATE a c Goin g o u a social p h f irst, but t h ation that work up t o buildin g u p a l on g t h e w „ Lind is in


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 NEWS A13 sustained style for the home 10358 riverside drive, suite 130, palm beach gardens1/10 Mile South of Burns Road561-622-2007 open monday – saturday 10am – 6pm renew ~ reuse ~ redesignSUSTAINED STYLEFor The Home s#ONSIGNEDPRErOWNEDHIGHrENDFURNITUREs.EWFURNITUREHOMEACCENTSMADEOFRECYCLEDORSUSTAINABLEMATERIALSs/RGANICTEXTILESFORUPHOLSTERYDRAPERY wants to recognize the contributions of caddies to the game of golf. They are so much a part of the history of golf,Ž Mr. Cone says by phone from Palm Coast. But many of these people who toted bags and helped the pros with their game were paid in cash, which trans-lates into minimal Social Security and pension benefits now that they are growing older. Were trying to find a way to keep Hall of Fame caddies going,Ž Mr. Cone says. The association plans a golf cruise featuring Mr. Dyer later this year. It would sail out from Fort Lauderdale and money raised would help train young caddies and help provide mem-bers of the groups Hall of Fame, like Mr. Dyer, with additional income. The profession in the last 15 to 20 years has really changed,Ž says Mr. Cone. Its much more professional because the guys on the tour are mak-ing big dollars. Its a profession, not a job.Ž For a boy growing up in 1940s New Orleans, finding a job was crucial, says Mr. Dyer. Most of my brothers were caddies,Ž Mr. Dyer says. My mother had eight kids. It was a necessity. We had to cad-die to have a few dollars. You could buy yourself some clothes or different things like that.Ž Nowadays, Mr. Cone says, would-be caddies can receive Fulbright scholar-ships. We work very closely with the Western Golf Association. I went up there last year at Olympia Fields (near Chicago),Ž Mr. Cone says. There were kids with Fulbright scholarships. For the first time, Ive seen kids in America carrying a golf bag.Ž Its a far cry from the days Mr. Cone remembers of his own youth in Orlan-do, where he spent more time shag-ging golf balls than anything else. It was 10 different golfers hitting balls at 10 different kids.Ž Mr. Cone says golf can make a difference in many youngsters lives. Golf is the vehicle to teach honesty, integrity and self-discipline,Ž he says. I grew up with a very abusive father. If it hadnt been for the golf course, I wouldnt be where I am today. It was a safe place with my friends.Ž For Mr. Dyer, that safe placeŽ has taken him around the world, includ-ing PGA National, which this week is home to the Honda Classic. I caddied at PGA National many times,Ž Mr. Dyer says. Its a great golf course. They keep it manicured pretty good. Its a very fair golf course. I think Gary Player and I won a senior golf tournament there.Ž He was with Mr. Player when the golfer won the British Open in 1974. And while caddying for Mr. Player, Mr. Dyer broke barriers. I was the first black caddie to work the British Open in 102 years when Gary Player won,Ž Mr. Dyer says. Mr. Player couldnt be reached for this story, but Mr. Dyer says their rela-tionship began in 1962, when he cad-died for him in New Orleans. He gave me $500,Ž Mr. Dyer says, adding that $500 was a lot of money in 1962. While working for Mr. Player, Mr. Dyer was able to send his son to Princ-eton University. Mr. Player helped Mr. Dyer break a barrier in South Africa, which at the time was under apartheid. I was the first American to caddie in South Africa. All the caddies were young black kids,Ž he says. I had some tough times over there. I had a lot of fights over there. They would look at you and see the face and didnt know I was American. But Im 6-foot-4, so that stands out over there.Ž Mr. Dyer also caddied for Presidents Eisenhower and Ford. I caddied for Eisenhower at El Dorado Country Club in Palm Springs and caddied for Ford in North Caro-lina,Ž he says. They were real nice people. They know your names and everything when youre caddying for a president.Ž Mr. Dyer, who also has caddied for such celebrities as Sammy Davis Jr. and Bob Hope, says, They all were nice. Theyre just regular people on the golf course. I never met a bad person on the golf course.Ž Working with celebrities has its perks. A good golfer I caddied for was Johnny Weismuller,Ž he says. You grab a celebritys bag youll make yourself some money.Ž And another legend:I caddied for Ben Hogan in New Orleans in the 40s,Ž Mr. Dyer says. He was such a nice man.Ž And he taught Mr. Dyer an important lesson: Never put your hand on the grip when you hand the guy a club. ƒ Your hand sweats. Good caddies dont put their hand on the grip. Your hands are different from the golfers.Ž Hurricane Katrina is what left Mr. Dyer sweating. I had a little house, and it was really messed up. I just got rid of it,Ž he says. Mr. Dyer, 73, now lives in a senior citizens complex on Tulane Avenue in New Orleans. He made it down to Palm Beach Gardens a few weeks ago for a PGA event, but doesnt make it out onto the golf course that much any more. I won the national caddie tournament in 1971,Ž he says of playing. I guess I caddied so long, sometimes I watch it on television. I dont have time enough to do it.Ž Q CADDIESFrom page 1 >> In the know: The Honda Classic continues through March 6 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets are available online at or at (866) 846-6328. O in the know COURTESY PHOTOCaddie Rabbit Dyer, left, and Dennis Cone. The Grandparents Circle, a national program created by the Jewish Out-reach Institute (JOI) that offers Jewish grandparents the skills and techniques to nurture and, in some cases, estab-lish their interfaith grandchilds Jewish identity, is coming to the greater Palm Beaches this fall, through a grant from the Fine Foundation. It will be imple-mented locally by the Lorraine & Jack Friedman Commission for Jewish Edu-cation of the Palm Beaches (CJE). Im excited to be able to bring the Grandparents Circle to my communi-ty,Ž said CJE Director of Jewish Family Life Amy Bergman in a prepared state-ment. Grandparents can have such a strong influence on the religious iden-tity of their grandchildren, even from a long distance. This course will help them share Judaism in an engaging, interesting way.Ž There are a number of components to the Grandparents Circle program, including a five-session course that meets weekly or bi-weekly, with fami-ly-friendly events held during or close to Jewish holidays or school breaks supplementing the educational program; and a national e-mail discussion for all grandparents that provides a supportive online community of peers from across the country to share their experiences, thoughts and questions. The Grandparents Circle provides a safe, open-minded environment where people can share their achievements, express their concerns and acknowl-edge their challenges,Ž said JOI pro-gram officer Marley Weiner in a pre-pared statement. It serves the Jewish communitys needs by empowering grandparents who might be question-ing their role in regard to their grand-children who are being raised in inter-faith homes. More importantly, it gives grandparents the tools to help ensure that their familys Jewish identity is carried on for another generation.Ž The program is free and open to all grandparents whose grandchildren are being raised in interfaith homes. Contact CJE Director of Jewish Family Life Amy Bergman at 209-2608 or, or Grandpar-ents Circle National Coordinator Mary Weinier at 212-760-1440 or for more information. Q Program for Jewish grandparents begins in Palm BeachesThree special meetings of the Jupiter Town Council have been set. A special meeting for swearing in of council members is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the town council chambers at 210 Military Trail, Jupiter. The regularly scheduled Community Redevelopment Agency meeting will follow at 7 p.m. A special meeting regarding the new Regional Communications Opera-tions Center is scheduled for Tuesday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the City of Palm Beach Gardens, 10500 North Mil-itary Trail. A tour of the facility and a reception will follow at 6 p.m. The town council regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 19 has been cancelled. The meeting has been rescheduled as a special meeting on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the chambers, 210 Military Trail. For more information, call the town clerks office at 741-2352. Q Jupiter sets special council meetings


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This is a skin condition that is not transferred to people or other animals. >> Spanky is a 6-year-old neutered male domestic short haired cat He is a free spirit who enjoys affection on his terms. He tolerates other kitties, and generally tends to stay away from them. It takes him a while to settle into a new environment, to feel safe and not self-defensive. Spanky is front declawed and being over 5 years, he is available for our Senior to Senior adoption program.To adopt a petQ Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, was found-ed in 1925 and is a limited-admission non-pro t humane society providing services to more than 10,000 animals each year. It is located at 3100/3200 Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Adoptable pets and other information can be seen at For adoption informa-tion, call 686-6656. young box turtles grow, tiny pieces of plant foods should be offered so they can get used to them. If its possible, keep adult box turtles in a safe enclo-sure outside. Ideally, the enclosure should be at least 10 square feet in size with a fence or wall around it that is at least 2 feet high. An inside enclosure should be as large as you can make it, but at least 3 feet long and 2 feet wide. The sides of the enclosure shouldnt be glass because turtles dont understand glass and tend to beat themselves up against it. The bedding on the floor of the enclosure can be dirt with leaf lit-ter, potting soil (without fertilizers), leaf mulch or moss. The box turtle will need a plant saucer set into the ground or bedding for easy access to water for drinking and soaking. The turtle will also need some hiding places for both sleeping and for lying low; a plant pot on its side works well. The outside enclosure should have both sun and shade so the box turtle can regulate his or her temperature. Inside, the turtle will need artificial heat in one area of the enclosure while the rest of the enclosure is room temperature. Indoor turtles will need to make field trips out-side so they can bask in the sun and absorb some vitamin D. Onyx has lived with us for the past 20 years. Shes personable, friendly and will come running toward anyone carrying food. Its amazing how fast she can run! Q BY LIZ PALIKA___________Universal UclickBox turtles an easy-care, long-lived petcarnivores. In the wild, adult box turtles will eat insects, worms, grubs, newborn rodents, berries, fungi and just about anything else they can find. In captivity, offer earth-worms and grubs from your backyard and mealworms and crickets from the pet store. Feed a variety of plant foods, too, including strawberries, blueberries, mel-ons, tomatoes and some chopped greens. Provide your box turtle with a cuttlebone (from the bird section of the pet supply store) so that your pet has a source of calcium. Hatchling box turtles are a little more challenging, as they need worms, insects and other live foods of the correct size. Since newly hatched box turtles are about the size of a quarter, they need small mealworms, tiny grubs, sow bugs and small red worms or earthworms. As the Onyx is an old box turtle „ old enough that her shell is worn completely smooth. But even in her advanced years, shes active, her eyes are bright and her appe-tite hasnt slackened one little bit. As she bites into a strawberry, she smears it all over her face and front feet, and its obvi-ous she enjoys the treat. She lives with me and my husband, and both of us have long had a soft spot for turtles, tortoises and other reptiles, along with more popular pets such as dogs and cats. Box turtles are native to the United States, and at one time were commonly seen throughout the eastern and central states. Unfortunately, habitat loss and col-lection for the pet trade have significantly decreased their numbers. Some popula-tions are so depleted that they are now protected by law. The good news is that box turtles breed well in captivity, producing offspring who are entertaining, engaging and quickly learn to recognize their owners. Feeding these turtles is quite interesting, as adult box turtles are omnivores „ they eat both meat and plants „ but for the first two to five years of life, young box turtles are almost exclusively PET TALES Shell gameCOURTESY PHOTO The Palikas’ box turtle, Onyx, is so old that her shell has worn smooth.


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The historic gunfight occurred when the marshal (Virgil Earp, brother of Wyatt) tried to enforce the towns no-carry law against local thugs. Today, however, with few restrictions and no licenses required, virtually any Arizonan 18 or older can carry a handgun openly, and those 21 or older can carry one concealed. Q Compelling explanations British loyalist Michael Stone still claims it was all a misunderstanding „ that he did not intend to assassinate Irish Republican Army political leaders in 2006, despite being arrested at the North-ern Ireland legislature carrying knives, an ax, a garotte and a bag of explosives that included flammable liquids, gas canisters and fuses. He was later convicted, based on his having detonated one explosive in the foyer and then carrying the other devices into the hall to confront the lead-ers, but he continued to insist that he was merely engaged in performance art.Ž (In January 2011, the Northern Ireland court of appeal rejected his claim.) Phyllis Stevens, 59, said she had no idea she had embezzled nearly $6 million until her employer, Aviva USA, of Des Moines, Iowa, showed her the evidence. She said it must have been done by the hundredsŽ of personalities created by her dissociative identity disor-der (including Robin,Ž who was caught trying to spend Ms. Stevens remaining money in Las Vegas just hours after the showdown with Aviva). Ms. Stevens and her spouse had been spending lavishly, buying properties and contributing gen-erously to political causes. As the core person,Ž Ms. Stevens said she will accept responsibility but asked a federal judge for leniency. Thomas Walkley, a lawyer from Norton, Ohio, was charged in January with indecent exposure for pulling his pants down in front of two 19-year-old males, but Mr. Walkley said he was mere-ly mentoringŽ at-risk boys. He said it is a technique he had used with other troubled youths, especially the most dif-ficult cases, by getting them to think differently.Ž Said Mr. Walkley, Radical times call for radical measures.Ž Q Least-competent criminals Detected burglarizing a house in Summerfield, Fla., in January, Laird Butler fled through a window but not from police. The homeowners dog had frightened Mr. Butler, who crashed through the glass, cut himself badly, and bled to death in a neighbors yard. Jose Demartinez, 35, was hospitalized in Manchester, N.H., in January. With police in pursuit, he had climbed out a hotel window using tied-together bed sheets, but they came undone, and he fell four stories. Kevin Funderburk, 25, was charged with sexual assault of a 71-year-old woman in her Hutchinson, Kan., home in December. By the time his mug shot was taken, he was in a neck brace „ from the victims frying-pan-swinging defense. Q NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEThe litigious society Paul Mason, 50, an ex-letter-carrier in Ipswich, England, told reporters in January he would file a lawsuit against Britains National Health Service for negligence „ because it allowed him to growŽ in recent years to a weight of nearly 900 pounds. Mr. Mason said he beggedŽ for NHSs help in 1996 when he weighed 420, but was merely told to ride your bike more.Ž Last year, he was finally allowed gastric surgery, which reduced him to his current 518. At his heaviest, Mr. Mason estimates he was consuming 20,000 calories a day. Q Ironies U.S. News & World Report magazine, and the National Council on Teach-er Quality, announced plans recently to issue grades (A, B, C, D and F) on how well each of the U.S.s 1,000-plus teach-ers colleges develop future educators, but the teachers of teachers appear to be sharply opposed to the very idea of being issued grades.Ž The projects supporters cited school principals complaints about the quality of teachers applying for jobs, but the teachers college representatives criticized the projects measurement cri-teria as overly simplistic. Police were out in force in September as schools opened in Toronto, writing 25 school-zone speeding tickets in the first two hours. One of the 25 was issued to the driver of a school bus, caught speeding through a school zone trying to avoid being late at a pickup point farther down the road. Q Economic indicatorThe government of Romania, attempting both to make amends for historical persecution of fortune-telling witchesŽ and to collect more tax revenue, amended its labor law recently to legalize the profession. However, queen witchŽ Bratara Buzea, apparent-ly speaking for many in the soothsay-ing business, told the Associated Press in February that official recognition might make witches legally responsible for future events that are beyond their control. Already, witches are said to be fighting back against the govern-ment with curses „ hurling poisonous mandrake plants into the Danube River and casting a special spell involving cat dung and a dead dog. Q Parents can drop off their youngsters for a Kids Night Out! on March 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The city of Palm Beach Gardens recreation department is staging the event. There will be games, crafts, a movie, pizza and popcorn. The program is for children ages 3 through 5th grade. It will be held at the Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road in the Gardens. Cost is by the hour: $10 an hour for the first child for non-residents; $8 an hour for the first child for resi-dents. Additional children are $4 an hour each for non-residents, and $3 an hour each for residents. For more information or to register call 630-1100 or see Q Kid’s Night Out is March 18The fourth annual W.B. Ingalls Prostate Health and Cancer Seminar is March 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning Complex in Jupiter. Subjects for discussion include upto-date medical research, diagnostic techniques, treatment procedures and expected prognosis to the disease. The seminar is sponsored by the W. Bradford Ingalls Foundation, the FAU Lifelong Learning Society and the University of Florida Prostate Dis-ease Center. It is produced by Health Information Research Inc., a non-profit organization. Cost for the seminar is $35 for individuals and $50 for couples. To register see For more informa-tion call 776-6666. Q 4th annual prostate seminar is March 19 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 NEWS A17 528 16th Street s West Palm Beach s 561-655-1022 s 4 blocks north of Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. on Dixie Hwy Open Monday…Saturday 8:00am…3:30pm, also Sunday March 6 and 1st Sunday of every month Recent expansion creates the largest and most unique architectural salvage inventory in the nation! Over three acres of architectural salvage and amazing treasures s A must-see while youre in town for the Honda Classic! & & S S S S & & S S S S A A & & & A A S S S S CITY COUNCIL WEEKLY UPDATE Q DOWNTOWN AT THE GARDENS DIRTY MARTINI „ On Tuesday, Feb. 22, city staff held a pre-permit meeting for the restaurant. The appli-cant provided a landscape plan, sound management plan and detailed narra-tive. The conditions of approval that were required prior to the permits release were met and the permit was issued. The applicant intends to com-plete construction within 90 days.Q HARBOUR SHOPS „ On Feb. 23, city staff met with Don Hearing and Tom Hamilton (manager and owner) regarding the recently issued Harbour Shops violations to discuss the correc-tions made. Mr. Hamilton provided staff with a comprehensive update on the status of the violations, and indicated that most of the violations issued have already been addressed. The applicant intends to submit an administrative amendment to address the remaining issues in the very near future.Q PGA NATIONAL HONDA CLASSIC „ The Honda Classic will run through Sunday, March 6, at the PGA National Resort and Spa golf courses.Q ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATION „ On Feb. 24, at the request of the Business Develop-ment Board, staff made a presentation to the Heart of Palm Beach/Palms West Economic Development Task Force, consisting of various members in both the public and private sectors around Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Green-acres and Loxahatchee. The presenta-tion showcased the city of Palm Beach Gardens economic development incen-tive program as a model. Q EMPLOYEE HEALTH CENTER PROJECT STATUS „ The construction/retrofit phase of the project is underway in the community room at Fire Station No. 3 on Northlake Boule-vard, with a tentative completion date of March 21. The center will be man-aged and operated via a contract with CareHere, as approved by city council on Nov. 4. CareHere is in the process of recruiting medical staff which will con-sist of a physician, nurse and medical assistant. The tentative date the center will open for visits and appointments is Monday, April 11, and will include a ribbon-cutting and tour of the facility. The hours of operation will start at 30 hours per week, Monday through Satur-day, including a late evening, and will be adjusted according to utilization. Goals of the center are to improve employee health and reduce health care costs.Q POLICE RAID „ On Wednesday, Feb. 23, the Police Department, through its involvement in a DEA task force, participated in the execution of search warrants at pain clinics (pill mills) in the local area. This operation, named Operation Pill Nation,Ž involved approximately 500 law enforcement personnel from local, county, state and federal agencies conducting simulta-neous raids in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. This was the culmination of a yearlong multi-agency undercover investigation into illegal pill mills. This is the first public acknowl-edgement of these operations, and the Police Department expects a number of additional arrests and seizures of prop-erty over the next few months. Federal and state charges are expected to be filed against doctors and operators of these clinics, but the final numbers and actual charges are not yet available.Q EEOC „ The Information Technology Department has completed the wiring infrastructure of the Emergency Operations and Communication Cen-ter (EOCC). Riverside, Public Works, BRRC, Lakeside, Fire Station No. 1, City Hall and the Police Department are now physically connected via fiber optic cable to the EOCC. Consolidation of the Police and City Hall datacenters will commence this week and all equipment and services are expected to be up and operational within the EOCC datacen-ter by mid-April.Q FIRE RESCUE „ Fire Rescue is currently completing and submit-ting our Re-Accreditation document to the Commission on Fire Accredita-tion International for a reaccreditation inspection to be conducted in June.Q CALLING ALL ATHLETES „ Palm Beach Gardens welcomes ama-teur athletes of all abilities, ages 50+, to register now through March 21 for the Gardens Games. The events will take place from March 25-April 10. Opening Ceremonies will take place at Gril-lin in the GardensŽ on Friday evening, March 25. The mission of the Gardens Games is to provide athletic and recre-ational challenges for men andwomen to promote active, healthy lifestyles and a lifetime interest in sports. Q A blood test that screens for Alzheimers disease may not be far off, thanks to Professor Thomas Kodadeks latest research. Dr. Kodadek published a study last month that made waves in the medical world and in the popular press. As the Baby Boom gen-eration ages and potentially millions more people develop Alzheimers disease, being able to accurately diagnose the disease ear-lier and start treatment quickly will become all the more crucial. There is no cure for Alzheimers disease, and currently the disease can only be accurately diagnosed with a brain autopsy after death. Dr. Kodadek, a professor at Scripps Florida, says accurate diagnosis is a necessary first step toward developing effec-tive treatments for the disease. Its unclear whether people would want to know a couple of years ahead of time they are going to get Alzheimers if they cant do anything about it,Ž he said. But I can say with some certainty that we will never get a good therapy for Alzheimers without early diagnosis.Ž His research is still preliminary, but scientists say it holds great promise „ not only for diagnosing Alzheimers disease, but other diseases as well. The results in this paper suggest great potential for using this approach to rapidly develop diagnostic biomarkers for a variety of significant human diseases,Ž said James Anderson, director of the National Insti-tutes of Health division that supported Dr. Kodadeks work. Dr. Kodadeks method is so successful because it leapfrogs the method most researchers use in developing blood tests „ looking for antigens or proteins from a virus or bacteria that a disease such as Alzheimers produces, which set off an immune response. After scientists find the antigen, they then look for antibodies, which the immune sys-tem sends to fight off the disease. But antigens can be hard to find.In Alzheimers, or in a disease such as cancer, its not at all obvious what the initiat-ing event is,Ž Dr. Kodadek said. We just dont know what those first weirdly modified pro-teins are that are unique to the disease pro-cess [and] that the immune system sees.Ž Instead, Dr. Kodadek produced thousands of molecules and used high throughputŽ screening to test which ones would bind with the antibodies. Three of the synthetic molecules, called peptides, reacted strongly to the blood of six patients with Alzheimers disease, but not with the blood of healthy people. Dr. Kodadek later tested more samples, including blood from people with mild cog-nitive impairment, an early sign of Alzheim-ers, and the test held up. The real excitement is it should allow us to identify biomarkers for any disease for which the immune system reacts,Ž Dr. Kodadek said. He also noted that the syn-thetic molecules are easy to modify and can be produced quickly and cheaply in large quantities. Dr. Kodadek says theres still more work to be done on the research „ including testing to see if it can diagnose not just those who have Alzheimers disease, but also those who are at risk for it. He has licensed the technology to Miami-based OPKO Health Inc., which will develop diagnostic kits. Dr. Kodadek expects them to be available in about six months. Q A simple blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease KODADEK Are you a master at the grill? Enter the city of Palm Beach Gardens third annual Grillin in the GardensŽ barbecue compe-tition, set for March 25 and 26. The competition raises money for the charity The Big Heart Brigade, whose biggest effort each year is providing thousands of Thanksgiving meals to the needy. Applica-tions for the barbecue competi-tion can be found on the citys web site. The weekend includes more than grilling, though. During the competition on March 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and March 26 from noon to 5 p.m., the group Burnt Biscuit will provide music and there will be food and childrens games. In conjunction with the barbecue competition, which is sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association, the annual Danc-ing Under The StarsŽ will be held March 25. This year its Black Tie and Boots,Ž featuring country music. There will be dance instruction from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and country dancing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Also on March 25 is the GardensArt Reception, a mixed media exhibition, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All the activities are at Veterans Plaza at City Hall, 10500 N. Military Trail. For more information or to apply for the barbecue contest, see or call 630-1107. Q The second annual Support Our T r oops Fun Run is March 26 in North Palm Beach. Proceeds from the 5K „ and new this year, a 10K „ go to supply care packages for men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The races are at Anchorage Park Activities Building, 603 Anchorage Drive, at 7:30 a.m. A kids run is at 8:30 a.m. Entry fees are $25 for adultsls for the 5K before March 26, and $30 for the 10K before that date; $20 for runners 17 and under for the 5K and $25 for the 10K before races day, and $30 for all runners on the day of the race. Active duty service men and women pay no fees. The kids run, for 5 and under, also is free. The first 300 to register receive T-shirts. Register at or by call-ing 351-8459. Q Sign up now for barbecue contest N. Palm fun run for troops is March 26

PAGE 18 FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 KINDRA LAMP/ FLORIDA WEEKLY JOSE CASADO/ FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Phyllis Shuster, Debbie Spruill and Erica Verk2. Alan Bryson, Trisha Pitts and Marilyn Welch3. Linda Barnette and Susan Padilla4. Rick Bennette (sitting) and Lexi Viens5. Mike DiMaio 1. Linda Jayne, Kristin Jensen and Sharon Wardle2. Linda Windsor, Bonnie Siegfried and Rhea Slinger3. Madelyn Still and Daron Walker4. Sandi Meredith and Mary Elias5. Curt Perry and Dave Grosz We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” Networking to benefit The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International at The Side Door Home Decor Networking in The Gardens at Store Self Storage and Wine Storage 12 34 5 1 34 5 2


BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESS INDUSTRY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 A19 Mom was a collector. She had fabu-lous things, but now shes gone. And you dont know a Steiff from a Beanie Baby. Who can help you tell the difference?Just ask the Fric and Frac of Knick & Knack.Tim Luke and Greg Strahm, owners of TreasureQuest Appraisal Group Inc., can tell you what your objects are worth. We like to give options,Ž says Mr. Strahm.We give values and information so our clients can make an informed decision,Ž says Mr. Luke. Its like being Dr. Phil and an appraiser all at the same time,Ž says Mr. Strahm. If the men look familiar, its because Mr. Luke was the affable appraiser on HGTVs Cash in the Attic.Ž Both men, who live in Hobe Sound, also were Channel 5s Appraisal Guys and have been featured in local publications. With their appraisal business, they help people who are liquidating a household decide what to sell and what to donate. Were here to tell clients what questions to ask or where to go,Ž says Mr. Luke. We try to save them from feeling so lost. We help them understand where things are and where the values are.Ž The job isnt always easy.I keep a finger on the pulse of the marketplace, from the high-end and midrange and regular auctions,Ž says Mr. Luke. But reality is that what Grandma prized isnt necessarily valuable. Im the dream-crusher,Ž says Mr. Luke, who says he gives conservative estimates to clients so they arent unpleasantly surprised when its time to let things go. And Im the grand leveler,Ž says Mr. Strahm, who explains why items may not be as valu-able as their owners thought. One myth: If an item is in a museum, it must be valuable. Thats not necessarily true,Ž says Mr. Strahm. It may just be an example of some-thingŽ and not rare. We would love for everything to be valuable and to be worth a lot of money,Ž Mr. Luke says. Appraisers used to be a little more generous.Ž Its a changing marketplace for collectibles, the men say. Prices for many things are down. With the economy the way it is, people cant afford to collect,Ž says Mr. Luke. High-end stuff? Its going gangbusters.Ž And to keep up with that, TreasureQuest has adapted. We like to stay ahead of technology,Ž says Mr. Luke, who uses an iPad for research during appraisals. The men also have updated their website. You now can log on to to book an appraisal. They charge $350 to do a house call. That walk-through takes an hour or so. We come equipped with our iPad, and immediately look things up,Ž Mr. Strahm says. The men say they offer a valuable service to attorneys or banks handling an estate. Its a lot easier to spend an hour going through things,Ž so you know what youre dealing with, says Mr. Strahm. Have just one or two items that need to be appraised? No problem. Theyll appraise one item online for $75, or two items for $100. Just dont ask them to do it for free.People say, I have one item. Cant you tell me?Ž Mr. Luke says. But its just like the attor-ney or the accountant who provides a service.Ž Its a day in the life for the two men, who have been together 16 years now, and were married in 2009 in Connecticut. Before going into business on their own, Mr. Luke, 46, was director of the Collectibles Department at Christies auction house in New York. Mr. Strahm, 61, did development work for Joffrey Ballet and other not-for-profits, and he began collecting glassware and pottery made near his hometown of Fostoria, Ohio. I had a knack for decorative arts „ porcelain, china and silver,Ž says Mr. Strahm. When we started out, we sold toys, dolls and bears,Ž says Mr. Luke. That evolved into an auction gallery, then appraisals.Ž Its a career that has taken them around the world. A decade ago, Mr. Luke and Mr. Strahm helped Carol Channing sell her theatrical cos-tumes, including the hat she wore in Hello Dolly!,Ž through Sothebys. And she could look at something and tell us when she wore it, and who she was with,Ž said Mr. Strahm. For that auction, we did guerilla marketing. We notified drag queens who did Carol Channing impersonationsŽ that there would be an auction. That hat sold for around $1,500. Mr. Luke, who is licensed as an auctioneer, also conducts the bidding at charity events. For charity events, we are very picky,Ž Mr. Strahm says. We discount, we try to help.Ž The men conducted the auction at the Maltz Jupiter Theatres 2010 La Cage aux FollesŽ-themed auction in drag as Candy and Nova Caine. This year, they led the Maltzs Viennese-themed gala auction in tux and tails. And more recently, they conducted the auction at the Log-gerhead Marinelife Centers Lights Out gala. Their work has taken them around the globe „ last October, Mr. Luke conducted an auc-tion in China. And they conduct tours of the glassware and pottery museums of Ohio and West Virginia. You would think their home is like The Old Curiosity Shop. Guess again.Contemporary leather furniture fills the living room of the home they share with three cocker spaniels. Modern versions of Homer Laughlins Fiesta dinnerware fill the cup-boards. A McCoy pottery Friar Tuck cookie jar sits on the counter. And rare advertising posters, recently featured in a Multiple SinsŽ exhibition at the Pensacola Museum of Art, cover the walls. Items need to breathe,Ž says Mr. Luke.One of the challenges of any discipline is knowing how to adapt. You have to try new things,Ž Mr. Luke says.Its how Ive become known as the cooking appraiser,Ž says Mr. Strahm, who started a cooking blog ( and has led cooking classes at such stores as Williams-Sonoma. But their work all comes back to art and antiques. The men continually take classes to maintain certifications with such organizations as the International Society of Appraisers. Theyre using Skype to aid with appraisals. And Mr. Luke has been talking with produc-ers from History Channel and other networks about returning to television. And Mr. Luke offers a little advice for collectors: To maximize the value of whatever grouping you assemble, Get the best you can afford.Ž Q >> Information about TreasureQuest Appraisal Group is available online at Call (772) 546-4853. O in the know BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comCan’t put a price on something? Appraisal Guys can helpCOURTESY PHOTO Greg Strahm (left) and Tim Luke recently have expanded TreasureQuest Appraisal Group by allowing customers to request appraisals online. They rely on Skype and iPads to keep themselves informed during appraisals of art and antiques.

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LBS strive to deliver features and function-alities in tune with the users context, taking into account the users loca-tion, personal preference, gender, age, profession, intention and so on, thus offering a more-intelligent user experi-ence than basic location services can. Context-aware services are a key trend for mobile apps, and location is a key enabler of that.Social networkingMobile social networking is the fastest-growing consumer mobile app category of the 19 tracked by Gartner. Social network plat-forms are sucking in increas-ing amounts of network traffic. They are becoming portals, transit hubs and cloud storage for increasing amounts of messaging and e-mail traffic, videos, photos, games and commerce. Mobile searchVisual search is usually related with product search to enable price com-parisons or to check product informa-tion. 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These service providers are threatening traditional communications service provider voice revenue. Mobile e-mail Smartphones have begun to drive the mainstream adoption of mobile e-mail through a series of technology enhance-ments enabling low-cost mobile exten-sions to existing e-mail service. Gartner expects mobile e-mail users worldwide to increase from 354 million in 2009 to 713 million in 2014, to account for 10.6 percent of the global mobile user base. Mobile video Mobile phones with larger screens and media tablets offer the ideal platform for video consumption and with care-ful marketing and consumer education, carriers and content providers would be able to drive mobile video usage in the coming years. Mobile carriers should partner with YouTube and other popular video providers, so that users can replicate their Internet behavior on their mobile phones. More information is available in the report Mobile Insight: Ten Consumer Mobile Applications to Watch in 2012,Ž which can be found on the Gartner website at Founded in 1979, Gartner is a provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry with 4,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www. Q Gartner pinpoints 10 consumer mobile applications to watch in 2012F. Gary Swoope Jr. has been named president of Enterprise Florida, the organization announced. Mr. Swoope was the executive director of the Missis-sippi Development Authority and had the strong support of Gov. Rick Scott. In Mississippi, he was instrumental in lur-ing Toyota to open its tenth manufacturing plant, helped bring in GE Aviations jet engine parts facility and retained other state businesses such as Cooper Tire. Florida TaxWatch hailed the hiring.The hiring of Gray Swoope is encouraging news for Floridas taxpayers, employers, and job seekers,Ž said Mar-shall Criser, III, chairman of the Florida TaxWatch Board of Trustees. As Presi-dent of Enterprise Florida, Mr. Swoope will be the one point person coordinat-ing the leading agencies responsible for Gov. Rick Scotts number one agenda item … job creation. Swoope brings 25 years of economic development experi-ence to the position and a strong track record of job retention and recruitment through his work in Mississippi. We wel-come Gray Swoope to Florida and we are excited about working with him.Ž Q Swoope named to top spot at Enterprise FloridaSWOOPE i s the f astl e ap p b y ud n ts o f videos, e latedwit h Mobilepayment e nhance d M Ga at t ty p tion t h e to p Sky pe. T he threatening t r service provi d M ob il e e m Smartphon e mainstream a through a ser i ments ena bl i n sionstoexisti


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In November, the TOP500 list of the worlds most powerful supercom-puters, for the first time ever, named the Chinese Tianhe-1A system at the National Computer Center in Tain-jin, China as No. 1. In his state of the union speech, President Barack Obama noted, Just recently, China became home of the worlds largest solar research facility, and the worlds fastest computer.Ž But that list does not include reconfigurable supercomputers such as Novo-G, built and developed at the University of Florida, said Alan George, professor of electrical and comput-er engineering, and director of the National Science Foundations Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing, known as CHREC. Novo-G is believed to be the most powerful reconfigurable machine on the planet and, for some applications, it is the most powerful computer of any kind on the planet,Ž Prof. George said. It is very difficult to accurately rank supercomputers because it depends upon what you want them to do,Ž Prof. George said, adding that the TOP500 list ranks supercomput-ers by their performance on a few basic routines in linear algebra using 64-bit, floating-point arithmetic. However, a significant number of the most important applications in the world do not adhere to that stan-dard, including a growing list of vital applications in health and life sci-ences, signal and image processing, financial science, and more under study with Novo-G at Florida. Most of the worlds computers, from smart-phones to laptops to Tianhe-1A, feature microprocessors with fixed-logic hardware structures. All software applications for these systems must conform to these fixed structures, which can lead to a sig-nificant loss in speed and increase in energy consumption. By contrast, with reconfigurable machines, a relatively new and high-ly innovative form of computing, the architecture can adapt to match the unique needs of each application, which can lead to much faster speed and less wasted energy due to adap-tive hardware customization. Novo-G uses 192 reconfigurable processors and can rival the speed of the worlds largest supercomput-ers at a tiny fraction of their cost, size, power, and cooling,Ž the researchers noted in a new article on Novo-G published in the January-February edition of the IEEE Computing in Science and Engineering magazine. Conventional supercomputers, some the size of a large building, can consume up to millions of watts of electrical power, generating massive amounts of heat, while Novo-G is about the size of two home refrig-erators and consumes less than 8,000 watts. Q UF leads world in reconfigurable supercomputingThe U.S. Department of Commerces 2010 trade statistics rank Florida as the nations fourth largest export state. With nearly an 18 percent increase in exports above 2009s level, Florida moved into the fourth spot. Only New York, California and Texas are higher. Florida consistently has maintained a top 10 rank-ing during the past few years and has remained among the top five since 2008. Floridas rise to the fourth largest export state is great news. With the expansion of the Panama Canal, as well as my commitment to bringing businesses to the state and increasing trade oppor-tunities with the countries of Central and South America, I am confident we can make Florida the top export state in the nation,Ž said Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Being ranked above four states in as little as six years is a tremendous feat in trade,Ž said Manny Menca, Enterprise Floridas senior vice president oversee-ing its International Trade & Business Development division. This is a fan-tastic achievement for the state, and we must thank the many companies that export products and services, which benefits our economy.Ž Since December, Enterprise Florida has opened offices in So Paulo, Brazil and Montreal as part of its mission to strengthen Floridas relationship with key trade partners. Q Florida now 4th largest exporter in U.S.The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Inc. announced that five companies have decided to move or expand their operations add-ing 127 new high-paying jobs for local residents. The Business Development Board continues to see solid activity from com-panies looking to relocate or expand to Palm Beach County. These companies are citing numerous reasons for select-ing this area: availability of a diverse workforce, quality of life, affordable real estate and easy access to transporta-tion,Ž said Kelly Smallridge, president and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. The new relocation and expansion projects include:Blue Bell CreameriesBlue Bell Creameries, a more than 100-year-old company headquartered in Brenham, Texas, has purchased land and is constructing a new 13,000-square-foot distribution facility on West Atlan-tic Avenue in suburban Delray Beach. Their facility is now under construction and will employ 28 people when open. The BDB assisted Blue Bell Creameries with information on county permit-ting as well as training grant programs.Native OutfittersNative Outfitters recently relocated its manufacturing and headquarters operation from Hobe Sound to 411 Sev-enth St., West Palm Beach creating 24 new jobs. Native Outfitters designs, manufactures and distributes outdoor lifestyle apparel through its own Native Outfitters brand. The Business Development Board assisted the company with real estate information for both its manufacturing/headquarters facility and retail outlet, and provided applicable introductions and incentive information. They have been awarded a Lambert Grant from the West Palm Beach DDA.RSB/Mass MutualMass Mutual DBS Financial Group, a general agency of the Massachu-setts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and Richard S. Bernstein & Associates Inc. have formed a new district office in West Palm Beach to better serve the needs of residents and their surrounding communities. The district office will immediately pro-vide new employment opportunities and continually add new financial ser-vices positions over the next 12 months. Schulman and Bernstein plan to recruit at least 25 financial services candidates over the next five years that primarily focus and serve the area with expertise in retirement analysis, estate planning, employee benefits and business con-tinuation consultation. The BDB assisted RSB Mass Mutual DBS Financial Group with introductions to officials with the city of West Palm Beach and the West Palm Beach Com-munity Redevelopment Agency. The BDB also assisted the company with its search for a new office location.3Cinteractive, Inc.3Cinteractive, a leading mobile platform company, is more than doubling its office space and adding more jobs. 3Ci will move into the entire fourth floor of the LEED certified Boca Colon-nade II at 750 Park of Commerce Blvd., in Boca Raton, and anticipates adding at least 25 new employees in 2011 to its current force of 75. 3Cinteractive helps companies extend business and communication processes to the mobile channel. Its clients are some of the most respected brands in the world including Best Buy, Trac-Fone, Walgreens, ESPN and Disney. 3Ci recently ranked 28th on the 2010 Inc.Ž 500 list of Fastest Growing Private Com-panies in the U.S., and was named one of the 2011 Best Places to Work by the South Florida Business Journal.Ž The BDB assisted 3Ci with introductions to Workforce Alliance, where the company received financial support for recruitment and training. The BDB also assisted the company with its search for a new office location.Clarity Diagnostics Inc.Clarity Diagnostics Inc. has moved to a larger facility at 33 SE Eighth St., Boca Raton. Clarity Diagnostics manu-factures and distributes self-contained laboratory diagnostic testing devices such as drug test cups and panels, pregnancy test kits, urine test strips and controls, cancer markers, diabetes testing, and cardiac testing devices. The products are distributed nationally and purchased by hospitals, clinics and phy-sician offices. 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DERMOT SELLS SINGER ISLAND | Dermot OBrien 561.317.1177 REAL ESTATE A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYWEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 A25 housingcosts on the riseALTHOUGH HOME VALUES HAVE FALLEN OVER the past few years, housing affordability has significantly decreased for working owners and renters, according to an annual report released by the Center for Housing Policy, the research affiliate of the National Housing Conference. The report, titled Housing Landscape 2011,Ž provides an in-depth look at housing affordability trends for working house-holds between 2008 and 2009 focusing on the effects of employment, income and housing costs. According to the report, nearly one in four working households had a severe housing cost burden in 2009, spending more than half of its income on housing costs. Nationwide, some 10.5 million work-ing households experienced a severe hous-ing cost burden in 2009 „ an increase of nearly 600,000 households from the prior year. This increase occurred despite a drop of 1.1 million in the overall number of working households. Housing costs for existing homeowners have declined only slightly, while housing costs for working renters have actually gone up,Ž said Jeffrey Lubell, executive director of the Center for Housing Policy. Meanwhile, high unemployment and falling incomes have left lowand moderate-income families struggling to make ends meet.Ž The study found that five states share of severely cost-burdened working house-holds exceeded the national average, and they had a statistically significant increase between 2008 and 2009: Florida, Arizona, California, New Jersey and New York. Among the 50 largest metropolitan areas, the following five metropolitan areas had the highest share of working households with a severe housing cost burden in 2009: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach: 42 percent Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Calif.: 37 percent Orlando-Kissimmee: 35 percentRiverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.: 35 percent San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif.: 34 percent Nationally, housing affordability declined substantially for working renters across the country. Approximately one-fourth of working renters (24.5 percent) had a severe housing cost burden in 2009 „ an increase over the 22.1 percent with the problem in 2008. Housing affordabil-ity declined among homeowners as well. Some 21.2 percent of working homeowners had a severe housing cost burden in 2009, as compared with 20.1 percent in 2008. The report identified several factors as contributing to the decline in housing affordability, including an increase in rents, a reduction in the number of hours worked per week, and falling incomes. In a state-to-state comparison, the share of working households with a severe hous-ing cost burden increased significantly in 25 states and decreased significantly in none. The share of working house-holds with a severe housing cost burden increased significantly in 16 of the largest metropolitan areas and decreased signifi-cantly in none. Of these 16 metro areas, 14 are located in the Midwest and the South. Overall, the level of severe housing cost burden among working households displayed a high level of variation at the metropolitan level. Levels ranged from a high of 42 percent in Miami to a low of 15 percent in Pittsburgh and Louisville. Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Working households in two Florida communities among hardest hit


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The Kellogg Shopper Index is a new, ongoing study of consumers and their spending habits. The index explores how underlying consumer psychology and changes in household finance affect consumer shopping behaviors and trends. This first issue explores shopping and gift-giving trends for the 2010 holiday season. Preliminary data were collected between Oct. 26 and Nov. 16, via an online survey of approximately 1,200 consumers. Participants who had a significant increase in income, perhaps from get-ting a new job, indicated they would spend 16 percent more in holiday gifts versus last year. Those who said they experienced a decrease in income, due to a job loss or pay cut, plan to spend 9 percent less compared to 2009. People who feel more secure about their job plan to spend 10 percent more on holiday gifts. Those with relatively stable job security said they will spend 2 percent more, and people whose job security has worsened noted they will spend 4 percent less this year. Highly materialistic panelists said they would allocate 34 percent of their holiday gift budget on themselves and 66 percent spent on gifts for others. Less materialistic participants said they will spend only 17 percent on themselves and 83 percent on gifts for others. (For this survey, participants were defined as materialisticŽ when they responded positively to questions about how possessions are signs of suc-cess, buying brand names and buying items to impress others.) Two groups indicated they would spend more this year on gifts: People who buy premium gifts for themselves or others, and deal shoppersŽ looking for value. Essentially not everyone is coming back to shop,Ž said Eric Anderson, faculty member and one of the designers of the survey. While our panelists indicate they plan to spend slightly more than last year, we see two very different psy-chological mindsets at play. The first set represents those likely to have foregone nice rewards over the last two years, and who now want to treat themselves or others. The second set represents those who are still very cautious but are will-ing to spend for the right deal.Ž Future surveys will research shopping trends among women, ethnic minorities and generations. For more information, see Q Secure in your job? Youll spend more on gifts, thenSPE CIAL TO FL ORIDA WEEKL Y The PGA National Resort & Spa has been awarded the 2010 Beautification Award by the city of Palm Beach Gardens. Each year the city, through its community aesthetics board, bestows one commercial, one resi-dential and one institutional award. Selection is based on effort rather than cost; creativity and effort; tasteful landscaping, including but not lim-ited to trees, shrubs and flowers; well-maintained property; and structural improvements. PGA National was given the award in the commercial category. Throughout 2010, PGA National enhanced a number of areas in and around the resort grounds, adding landscaping that is native to Florida, the resort reports. The plants thrive and provide a habitat for a wide variety of wildlife, including endangered and protected bird species. We are continuously enhancing and improving the landscaping around the resort and our five golf courses,Ž Joel Paige, vice president and managing director, said in a prepared statement. From our tree planting program to establishing seasonal vegetation, the variety of plant life around the property truly creates a unique experience for every guest.Ž The community aesthetics board presented PGA National with the award during a city coun-cil meeting; it will be displayed on the property throughout the year. Our staff works really hard to keep the resort looking its best at all times,Ž said Mr. Paige. Were proud to be recognized for this award, and look forward to continuing to enhance the overall experience for every visitor.Ž PGA National was named as one of GOLF Magazines 2010-2011 Premier Resorts. The 379-room resort recently completed a $65 million revitaliza-tion. The resort offers 90 holes of golf on five cours-es, including the champion course, home to the PGA Tours Honda Classic. Its 40,000 square-foot European spa has 32 treatment areas and outdoor mineral pools; a 33,000 square-foot health and racquet club has 19 tennis courts. There are nine restaurants and lounges and 39,000 square feet of conference space. Angela Wong, the citys operations manager, said nominations are now being sought for the award in the residential category. The brochure for the pro-gram and a nomination form may be downloaded at Call Ms. Wong at 804-7010, or email her at for more information. For more information on the PGA National Report & Spa, see or call 800-533-9386. Q Lush landscaping at PGA National wins city awardOur staff works really hard to keep the resort looking its best at all times. W ere proud to be recognized for this award, and look forward to continuing to enhance the overall experience for ever y visitor.Ž … Joel Paige, vice president and managing directorSPE CIAL TO FL ORIDA WEEKL Y COURTESY PHOTOS FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE B SECTION WEEK OF JANUAR Y 6-12, 2011WEEK at-a-glancePlay intelligentDramaworks pulls off the challenging, intelligent Freuds Last Session.Ž B4 XWas Inception the best?Compare your list of 2010 s best movies with our film critics. B11 X Sandy da ys, salty nightsBeing a pimp isnt easy B2 XDowntown, get ready to meet Central Park. At least that is the premise of Caffe Duomos New York Broadway and Metropolitan Opera Night. The concert, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8, in Downtown at the Gardens Centre Court, will feature internation-ally known soprano Elizabeth Caballero, tenor Francesco Valpa and baritone Armando Naranjo. The pianist, Cristiano Manzoni, is Andrea Bocellis accompanist. The concert will be in two parts, with popular songs from such Broadway shows as The Phantom of the Opera,Ž Les Miserables,Ž South Pacific,Ž The Sound of MusicŽ and Porgy and Bess,Ž and arias from such operas as La Boheme,Ž La TraviataŽ and The Barber of Seville.Ž They do these kinds of concerts in Central Park,Ž says Diego Baner, an internationally known singer in his own right and organizer of the concert. This is the first time were trying this in Florida.Ž And Mr. Baner knows his performers well, too. Ive been in this business 25 years. Ive sung with Elizabeth many times. Its kind of a favor to meŽ that she is singing this concert, Mr. Baner sa ys, adding that he may join the ensemble for a so ng or two. Ms. Caballero, a Cuban-born singer who hails from in Miami, knows her music, Mr. Baner says. If a singer cannot move the audience, then they arent doing their job.Ž And part of Mr. Baners job has been to draw people to Downtown at the Gardens. Mr. Baner is part-owner of Caffe Duomo, a coffee shop that opened in 2009 at the mall. Ive been trying to help the mall by making it a center for arts and culture,Ž Opera concert promises high notes at DowntownBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” oridaw eekly. com SEE OPERA, B4 X TepotsweaedBY HAP ERSTEINher st ein@” oridaw eekly. com OU COULD CALL IT BEGINners luck, if there werent so much talent, experience and money behind the Disney organizations first Broadway show „ Beauty and the Beast.Ž In 1994, after repeatedly turning down t he idea of creating a commerc ial stage musical as too big a risk, Disney chief executive Michael Eisner changed his mind. He authorized a reach into the companys animation vault to adapt its Oscar-w inning cartoon feature about a spunky bookworm and the furry ogre who holds her captive and woos her. DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER RE-ENGINEER DISNEYS BEAUTY AND THE BEASTŽYSEE BEAUTY, B4 XInset: The Beast, played by Justin Glaser, and Belle, portrayed by Liz Shivener. COURTESY PHOTOC ABALLERO BANER The MashupThe secrets to cooking grea t burgers and grea t steaks. B8 X m p


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I live the lifestyle.Ž Jason Snyder has been named assis-tant vice president to three of Toll Broth-ers Southeast Florida communities, includ-ing Frenchmens Harbor, Frenchmens Reserve and Oceans Edge at Singer Island. Jason is an excellent addition to our division and his contributions will play an essential role in our companys continued growth and success,Ž said Ronald Blum, senior vice president of Toll Brothers Southeast Florida Division. He brings extensive construction and management experience to our company and will add to the strength of our management team.Ž Mr. Snyder has more than 10 years corporate real estate and construction management experience. He previously worked for two Toll Brothers communities, including as a project manager for a master-planned residential community in Las Vegas. He earned a bachelors degree in chemical engineering and a masters degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University as well as a masters degree in real estate from Cor-nell University. Frenchmens Harbor is Toll Brothers newest waterfront community located on the Intracoastal Waterway in North-ern Palm Beach County. The community offers single-family homes and low-main-tenance carriage homes priced from the mid-$600,000s to more than $3 million. Frenchmens Reserve offers single-family estate and custom homes priced from the mid-$900,000s set amid an Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course. The com-munity sales center is located at 703 Cote Azur Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Oceans Edge is an oceanfront Mediterranean-style high-rise offering residences from the low $1 millions to more than $3 million. Q Pending home sales eased moderately in J anuary f or the second straight month but remain 20.6 percent above the cyclical low last June, according to the National Association of Realtors.The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator, declined 2.8 percent to 88.9 based on contracts signed in January from a downwardly revised 91.5 in Decem-ber. The index is 1.5 percent below the 90.3 level in January 2010 when a tax credit stim-ulus was in place. The data reflects contracts and not closings, which normally occur with a lag time of one or two months.The housing market is healing with sales fluctuating at times, depending on the flow of distressed properties coming on the market,Ž said NAR Chief Econo-mist Lawrence Yun, in a prepared state-ment. While home buyers over the past two years have been exceptionally suc-cessful with historically low default rates, there is still an elevated level of shadow inventory of distressed homes from past lending mistakes that need to go through the system.Ž Mr. Yun says the U.S. should not expect the recovery to be in a straight upward path „ it will zigzag at times.Ž The pace of January existing-home sales, 5.36 million, is slightly higher than NARs annual forecast for 2011. If contract activity stays on its present course, there should be an 8 percent increase in total existing-home sales this year.The broad fundamentals for a housing recovery are developing,Ž Mr. Yun says. Job growth, high housing affordability and ris-ing apartment rent are conducive to bring-ing more buyers into the market. Some buy-ers may be looking to real estate as a hedge against potential future inflation.ŽThe pending index in the Northeast declined 2.4 percent to 73.5 in January and is 3.0 percent below January 2010. In the Midwest, the index fell 7.3 percent in Janu-ary to 78.0 and is 3.2 percent below a year ago. Pending home sales in the South rose 1.4 percent to an index of 97.7 but is 0.4 percent below January 2010. In the West, the index fell 5.2 percent to 98.7 and is 0.9 percent below a year ago. Q Toll names assistant VP for three communitiesPending home sales decline in JanuaryDo you have news about the real estate industry for Florida Weekly? 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Bottom lineFriends of convenience can become manipulative. B2 X FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE B SECTION WEEK OF MARCH 3-9 2011 MosArt Theatre is known for screening offbeat, international films. The Lake Park art cinema also is known for hosting the occasional concert. This month, the theater comes under new ownership, as Erin Coley takes over. Here is a sampling of the performances that will hit the stage in March, including concerts and V-Day events that take a stand against violence against women:Adriana Zabala and Timothy Hawkins „ 2 p.m. March 6. Producer Dale Carter brings together these shows, which include a range of tal-ent. This time, he pairs soprano Adriana Zabala with comedian Timothy Hawkins. Ms. Zabala is known for her work with local organizations and on cruise ships. She per-forms in a variety of styles, from classical to Broadway. Mr. Hawkins combines high-en-ergy standup and physical humor with slick guitar skills, imperson-ations and improvisa-tional skills. Tickets: VIP (first through sixth rows), $15 per person; general admission, $10. Reser-vations required.V-DAY Lake Park 2011 (Until the Vio-lence StopsŽ) „ 7 p.m. March 10. Until the Violence StopsŽ features playwright and activist Eve Ensler in a docu-mentary film that explores how The Vagina MonologuesŽ grew into a grassroots move-ment that fought violence against women and girls. The film shows women from Har-lem to California, the Philippines to Kenya, sharing their experiences with abuse, rang-ing from rape to female circumcision. Tickets: $10.V-DAY Lake Park 2011 (The Vagina MonologuesŽ) „ 7 p.m. March 11, 7 p.m. March 12 and 2 p.m. March 13. Performances of Eve Enslers play created from interviews with more than 200 women and how they have taken control of their bodies. Tickets: $20 general admission.Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad „ 8 p.m. March 18. Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad returns to Florida with a mix of comedy and music. The group has been seen on Comedy Cen-tral, HBO and Late Night TV. The group includes comedian Shawn Pelofsky (Chelsea LatelyŽ) and burlesque queen Minnie Tonka, and is hosted by The Goddess Perlman (Last Comic StandingŽ). Tickets: $17 in advance, $20 at the door. MosArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Tickets available at; 337-6763. Mos’Art hosts music, comedy and “Monologues” INSIDE Seek the “Unknown”Critic Dan Hudak gives the fascinating film three stars. B9 X Divine varietyThe barbecue and pizza work at Holy Smoke’s bistro. B15 XJolson revue disappointsMaltz production is thin on creativity.B4 X writer e “Unknown ” H udak g ives the fascinatin g s t a r s B9 X S eek th e C ritic Dan H film thr ee s ghost Hollinger’s piece comes to Florida stageI T STARTED WITH H ENRY J AMES Philadelphia-based playwright Michael Hollinger, whose Ghost-WriterŽ opens on Friday at Florida Stage, was scanning a book review on the late 19th century nov-elist and the history of typewriting, never expecting it would lead him to his newest play. But as he recalls, The book review mentioned a couple of anec-dotes about James, how dictating to his secretary really altered his writing style a great deal. And most notably, after he died his secretary claimed to continue to receive dictation from him.Ž Mr. Hollinger knew then that he had to write that story. BY HAP ERSTEINherstein@” SEE GHOST, B4 XAt right: Kate Eastwood Norris as Myra Babbage in “Ghost-Writer” FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF ZABALA

PAGE 30 FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 A Fine Full Service Seafood Market Daily Prepared Gourmet Entres & More Platters, Appetizers, Catering Nautical Gifts & Serving Wares Daily Restaurant Deliveries Nationwide Shipping Featured on the Food Network’s “The Best Of” SPECIAL OFFER FOR MARCH 3 – 16, 2011 When she had enough, she cut me off.If I had any lingering hopes for our future, she made her feelings clear by de-friending me on Facebook. I still see her around town. Shell be at the bar with her husband, and Ill be at a booth with my real friends. Well make accidental eye contact and shell turn away, like exes often do. Id be lying if I said it didnt sting. But what hurts the most about Mel isnt so much that we broke up. Its that she beat me to it. Q Studies show that true friends are a gift. People with strong friendship ties have better health and report decreased stress levels. Theyre happier and tend to live longer. But friends-of-convenience „ those people who fall into our lives at inop-portune moments, people whom we wouldnt normally include on our friends list „ have the opposite effect. When my one-time friend-of-convenience Mels birthday rolled around, she delivered a sob story about her husband not taking her to dinner. Were short on money this month,Ž she said. And he just bought me a nice jewelry set. So he said we have to stay home.Ž Into the conversational void that followed, I stepped like a bear into a trap. Ill take you out,Ž I said after a long silence. Even the thought of spending a meal with Mel left me drained, but friends-of-convenience should celebrate birthdays. Right? The night before our date, I suggested several restaurants we could try. Mel was less than impressed. How about the sushi place?Ž she said, meaning the fancy one where dinner Breaking up with my friend-of-convenience SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artis HENDERSON O “...Mel complained about the friends who never call her back. I wondered how soon I could maneuver myself into that category....”runs $60 a head. You know thats my favorite.Ž Over her spicy tuna rolls, Mel complained about the friends who never call her back. I wondered how soon I could maneuver myself into that category. When the bill came, she passed the check to me with a smile. The birthday date should have marked the end of our brief, ill-fated friend-ship. Mel was rough around the edges, manipulative and needy „ but I think now there must have been something about her I liked, some human connec-tion, some shared interest. Because, like a fool, I hung around. I like to think that if Mel had been a man, if our relationship had been roman-tic instead of friendly, I would never have tolerated her behavior. But with friends „ and especially friends-of-convenience „ its harder to set boundaries, harder to see where our own interests lie.So I continued to respond to her calls and e-mails „ until the day Mel decided we would stop being friends.Even now, like an ex-girlfriend pining for closure, I still dont understand what happened. Something around the holidays, perhaps an unfulfilled promise on my part, a slight that I can-not now imagine. But her calls stopped suddenly after the New Year, the texts disappeared and the e-mails abated, as if we had never been friends at all.Which, I suppose, we hadnt.I always thought I was the one call-ing the shots in our faux-friend-ship, the one bemoaning Mels lack of culture and sophistica-tion, but now I realize she must have been doing the same about me. m I f ut u d e-f r I st i at t h e b a booth a cciden t a way, li k Id be w hat h u much t h me to it h ats my M e l comever call n I co uld c ate g ory. h e c h ec k e marked d friendh e e dg es, t I t h in k o mething conneca use, l i k e d bee n a n romane ver have h friends v enience h arder to h er ca ll s d eci d e d e nd  t w t he n ever I always thou g ht I was t h e one ca llin g t h e s h ots in o ur f auxf ri e n ds h ip the on e b emoanin g M els lack o f c ultur e and s ophistica t ion, but now I rea l ize s h e m u s t h av e b een doing t h e s a me a b ou t me Are you su ering from Auto Accident Pain? 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PAGE 32 FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 Legendary entertainer Al Jolson may have been egotistical and personally unlikeable, as many who knew him could attest. But that does not make him an unworthy subject for a musical. In fact, it is that very contrast between the purveyor of schmaltzy tunes in trib-ute to his mammy or to April showers and the s.o.b. that George Jessel swore he was in his eulogy to Jolson (well, without the initials) that makes him such a theat-rically interesting figure. But you would never guess as much from Jolson at the Winter Garden!,Ž the new musical revue that premiered last week at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Apparently uninterested in dramatic impact, the show settles for a string of Jolson hits „ albeit well sung by Mike Burstyn „ in ostensibly a recreation of the Broadway concerts the stage and screen star performed near the end of his career. Conceived and written by Mr. Burstyn, along with director-choreographer Bill Castellino, the show is about a quart low on creativity. What little biographical information it imparts is awfully sketchy, so you will have to be satisfied by those vintage songs. Presumably the authors had a mere revue in mind, but one that does not measure up to such recent full-blown book musicals on the Maltz stage as La Cage aux Folles,Ž Anything GoesŽ or The Sound of Music.Ž Revues argu-ably should not be judged by the same standards, but by any measure Jolson at the Winter Garden!Ž „ thats their ex-clamation point, not mine „ is a sub-par evenings entertainment. Fortunately there is Mr. Burstyn, whose recreation of Jolson and energetic vocal delivery are the best things about the show. Backed by a trio of supporting singers, he launches into a cavalcade of familiar pop standards, such as Rockabye Your Baby,Ž Blue Skies,Ž Sonny Boy,Ž Toot Toot Toosie,Ž SwaneeŽ and, of course, My Mammy,Ž and if hear-ing them sung well is sufficient for you, then by all means head to the Maltz. It is just that so much more could have been made from this material, but Mr. Burstyn and Mr. Castellino did not bother. Oh, and those back-up singers „ Jacqueline Bayne, Laura Hodos and Wayne LeGette „ who keep telling Jolson things like Its timeŽ or You gotta get out of here.Ž If their secret function comes as a surprise to you, as the writers clearly want it to, I do not want you on my mystery-solving team. Music director Christopher McGovern led a peppy eight-piece onstage band and the design elements are attractive enough, particularly Christopher Ashs lighting and projections. Jolson at the Winter Garden!Ž was created with the intention of touring the country, but as an ambassador for the Maltz Jupiter, it does not reflect the quality this company is capable of.“Hairspray” at the Dreyfoos SchoolThe Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray,Ž based on the 1988 John Waters film about racial integration on a Baltimore TV dance show, is being produced by the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Theatre Department in West Palm Beach, opening on Thurs., March 3, and running through Sun., March 13. What makes this production special is the involvement of original cast member Judine Somerville, who worked with the student cast for two weeks in January, teaching them the shows original dance steps, thanks to special permission from the shows choreographer, Jerry Mitchell. Somerville, who was in the Broadway cast for five-and-a-half years, knew the choreography well. Its in my DNA, I like to say,Ž she notes. Ive been doing this for so long, I wouldnt even know how to do something different to that music.Ž She was extremely impressed by the student talent she found at the school. These kids at Dreyfoos have got it going on. Somebodys doing something right over here.Ž Although she headed back to New York more than a month before Hair-sprayŽ would open, Somerville could al-ready see the quality of the final product. Oh, its going to be fabulous,Ž she said with assurance. Tickets are $15, available by calling (561) 802-6052 or (561) 802-6222. Q Jolson at the Maltz disappoints L d i Al J l hap ERSTEIN O THEATER REVIEW >> JOLSON AT THE WINTER GARDEN, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupi-ter. Through Sun., March 13. Tickets: $43-$60. Call: (561) 575-2223. O in the know COURTESY PHOTOMike Burstyn conceived of and wrote the musical revue, playing at the Maltz. Yet he quickly jettisoned the idea of making James his central character. As he explains, I was really interested in the relationship between the late writer and the secretary, particularly any romantic or sexual overtones that might be there. James was unmarried and probably homosexual anyway, so it didnt have the same kind of charge I was looking for in the play.Ž Instead, Mr. Hollinger created fictional novelist Franklin Woolsey and his loyal ste-nographer Myra Babbage. Loss and absence, which were on the play-wrights mind, became a dominant theme. My mom had died the previ-ous year and I spent a lot of time talking with my dad about the void that is present after someone that youve shared decades with goes away.Ž But having conjured up a supernatural mystery, he felt compelled to solve it. I started asking questions about where these words are coming from that shes writing,Ž says Mr. Hollinger. And really there are three different scenarios that the play begs: 1) either shes really channeling Woolseys spirit, or 2) shes somehow typing words that she knows he would write, because shes so accustomed to taking his dicta-tion and is so deluded she thinks they are his, or 3) she is writing and deliberately putting across some kind of fraud.Ž Ultimately, though, the channeled dictation is a metaphor for the act of literary inspiration. If words come to me inexplicably from some unknown place, why cant the same words come to Myra and she still consider them hers,Ž asks Mr. Hollinger. She kind of makes that case to say, Well, when you say theyre (Woolseys) words, what does that mean? Those are all our words, he just orders them better. Ž Gradually, as he wrote, Mr. Hollinger realized his play was becoming a love story. Well, what I sensed was if shes feeling his absence as keenly as she is, that theres something going on there,Ž he says. The question of how recipro-cal it is is something I definitely was trying to explore and, of course, is kind of a tease in the play.Ž In fact, Mr. Hollinger first envisioned Ghost-WriterŽ as a one-person play for Myra when he started writing it in Israel Horovitzs New York Playwrights Lab. It was going to be a solo piece, but it was Israel who suggested that we need the writer in it. He actually thought it should be Henry James, but I offered compelling reasons why it should not.Ž Then came the addition of Mrs. Woolsey, suspicious and jealous, even after her husband has died, and an unseen man hired by Mrs. Woolsey to debunk Myras claim that she continues to receive her deceased bosss dicta-tion. Ghost-WriterŽ is the fourth play of Mr. Hollingers that has been produced at Florida Stage in the past 14 years, after Incorruptible,Ž Red HerringŽ and Opus.Ž Considering them as a group, he says, I think that they all, to some degree, try to tease out a spiritual dimension or value out of the chaff of life.Ž But, he quickly adds, Its not like Ive worked at that consciously. What I do work at consciously is trying to vary the playground I play in, because that energizes me and keeps me curious.Ž Most of his works, including GhostWriter,Ž premiere at Philadelphias Arden Theatre Company. Still, Mr. Hol-lingers affection for Florida Stage is evident, calling it one of about three or four theaters only that will get the first look. Its really because I know its OK if my underwears showing a little bit. That theyll look through that and see what Im getting at.Ž Producing director Louis Tyrrell, who is staging the production here, read and responded quickly after receiving the Ghost-WriterŽ manu-script. And god bless him, he respond-ed enthusiastically,Ž reports Mr. Hol-linger. I was so delighted, because the plays are all so different. I have such respect for a person and a company that really wants the next play to be the best version of whatever it is, not the last play you wrote.Ž Opus,Ž about the creative and interpersonal challenges of a string quartet, eventually played off-Broadway, though Mr. Hollinger insists, I dont write plays for New York. I write them for whoever will do them.Ž Still, he thinks that Ghost-WriterŽ just might be well received in New York. I think it has a lovely role for an actress. It can be a bit of a tour de force, which is nice. Its got a New York setting and, being literary, I think it might appeal to a lot of people there.Ž And he hopes Palm Beach likes it too, concluding, Well, how hot are a man and woman sitting in the same room together for hours on end? Sharing the same air and sharing the joy of discov-ery of the creative process together. But I am always surprised when my plays work anywhere.Ž Q GHOSTFrom page 1 >> GHOST-WRITER, Florida Stage, Kravis Center’s Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Fri., March 4 Sun., April 3. Tickets: $25-50. Call: (561) 585-3433 or (800) 514-3837. O in the know COURTESY PHOTOKate Eastwood Norris plays Myra Babbage and J. Fred Shiffman plays Franklin Woolsey. HOLLINGER


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THURSDAY, MAR 10 2011 For more entertainment “nd us on Facebook & Twitter Free Events & Free Parking | Lawn Chairs Welcome Free Wireless Hotspot amber leigh (COUNTRY/ROCK/CELTIC) Amber Leigh is Floridas leading entertainer today specializing in Crossover Country music with a Celtic twist. Her lead vocals are gripping while her “ddle, mandolin, and guitar playing leaves audiences always wanting more. Ambers music is an engaging mix of Country, Rock, and Celtic. THURSDAY, MAR 17 2011 Call 800.533.9148 for reservations or visit today. PGA NATIONAL | RESORT & SPA 400 Avenue of the Champions | Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Wine Down With purchase of two entres prior to 7 pm … daily at Ironwood Grille. Visit prior to March 31, 2011. at Ironwood Grille Complimentary bottle of wine The FTI Winter Equestrian Festival hosts the best that the sports of show jumping, hunters, and equitation in 12 rings of competition. In addition to competition, the FTI WEF hosts many exciting activities. This weeks events include:75,000 FEI Nations Cup presented by G&C Farm Friday, March 4 at 6 p.m., in the International Arena. This is a must-see event in which countries compete against each other over two thrilling rounds of show jump-ing. Teams consist of four riders of the same nationality and only the top teams from round one are allowed to return for the final round. This is an exciting opportunity for spectators of all ages to show their patriotism by dressing up in their native colors and cheering on their home country. Nations Cup com-petitions are held worldwide through-out the year, and this event is the only Nations Cup offered in America. Come out to watch as last years champions, Team Canada, try to defend their title. Teams scheduled to compete in this years competition are: Argentina, Aus-tralia, Canada, Columbia, Great Britain, Ireland, Mexico, USA and Venezuela. PRO Derby Cross Saturday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m., in the International Arena. For the first time ever, PRO Derby Cross is coming to Wellington. This unique competition features five teams of five riders who compete individually over a three-minute course designed by Olympic Gold Medalist David OConnor. The teams consist of top-level eventers, jumpers, and polo players, and are cap-tained by international three-day event riders. The eventers and jumper riders will compete over the course, and the guest polo rider on each team will jump a challenge jump to earn bonus points for the team. Teams include world famous riders such as Phillip D utton, Katie Prudent, Nic Roldan, Aaron Vale, Kris Kampsen, David OConnor, Laura Kraut, Georgina Bloomberg, Sinead Halpin, Jennie Brannigan, and more! Operation Homefront, which provides morale boosting programs and financial assistance to US Military families and wounded soldiers, is the charitable ben-eficiary of PRO Derby Cross. $35,000 Herms Puissance Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m., following the PRO Derby Cross in the International Arena. Watch riders compete over the high jump of the equestrian world as they try to break the world record of clearing a 710Ž wall. You wont want to miss this ever-popular event. Tickets are going fast, so to purchase a stadium seat, a table in the Welling-ton Club, or a VIP Box Seat, please go to and click Buy TicketsŽ. Q Winter Equestrian Festival continues in Wellington The Jewish Community Centers of the Palm Beaches has contracted to purchase 14 acres of land in Palm Beach Gardens just off Hood Road, west of Central Boulevard, to build an estimat-ed 37,000 square foot facility. Cost of the parcel is approximately $4 million, the JCC reported in a prepared statement. Were purchasing the land at the right time at a good value, preparing for the future of our community,Ž said Paul Gross, president of the JCC of the Palm Beaches board of directors. The land is perfectly positioned near residential communities including Mirasol, Aba-coa and Frenchmans Reserve, popular mixed-use commercial centers and a scientific hub anchored by Scripps, Max Planck and FAU. Theres only more sig-nificant, strategic growth to come and were excited to be part of it. The new facility is expected to be the cultural center of Northern Palm Beach County.Ž The next step for the JCC is embarking on a $15 million capital campaign needed to fund the new facility. With significant interest in supporting the much-needed project already under-way, the non-profit, which is a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, is confident it can meet the goal, the statement said. Currently, the JCC is operating JCC North in temporary facilities in Midtown Plaza on PGA Boulevard. The JCC of the Palm Beach-es has a second location in Boynton Beach, a 54,000-square-foot facility on six acres. The new JCC North will house a preschool, adult programming, a pool and aquatics center, summer day camp, sports fields and a full-size gymnasium. There also will be expanded space for lectures, group fitness, recreation and adult education, as well as for childrens programming, including those with spe-cial needs. The facility is designed to meet the needs of the entire community, regardless of religious background. Theres been considerable growth at the JCC in the past two years, and were looking forward to creating a home for the next generation of our community,Ž said Michelle Wasch Lobovits, the JCCs executive director. The JCC serves as a powerful connector for children, adults and families to learn, grow and engage in Jewish life in their own unique way.Ž The preschool and summer camp will be integral components of the new JCC, fundamental to the development of a strong, dynamic Jewish community. In 2010, more than 250 children attended the JCCs summer camp in temporary facilities on Central Boulevard. More than 100 toddlers participate in Mommy & Me programs regularly and more than 600 children participated in holiday and special programming. Q Jewish Community Centers to build facility in Gardens

PAGE 34 FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 Thursday, Mar. 3 Q Starfish & Coffee Story time Session at the Loxahatchee River Center — 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Call (561) 743-7123 or visit Q Mos’Art Theatre — Screenings of Vision,Ž 1:10 p.m., The Other Woman,Ž 3:30 p.m., Cavalleria from La Scala,Ž 6 p.m. March 3. Tickets: $8. Tickets: $10 general admission, $15 VIP seating. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q The Humor of Molly Goldberg — Marjorie Gottlieb Wolfe talks about the radio and television character created by Gertrude Berg. Its at 2 p.m. March 3 at the Gardens branch of the Palm Beach County Library, 11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Pre-register. 626-6133. Q Book signing and slide show — Former Maine resident and local author Sandra Newman will present her book Life & Times on Pleasant Pond,Ž detailing 150 years in the history of the community of Island Falls in Maines northern most county, Aroostook. Its 5 p.m. March 3, North Palm Beach Library, 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach; 841-3383. Q Midtown’s Music on the Plaza — A free weekly concert series offering an eclectic mix of musical per-formances, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays through April 30, Midtown Palm Beach Gardens, 4801 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Feb. 24: The Nouveaux Honkies (roots and roll that rock). Free; Q The Comedy Corner at Sapphire Lounge — March 3: Anna Collins; March 17, Erik Myers; April 7, Carl Guerra. $15 per person, $20 VIP seating, two-drink minimum. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Lounge is at 725 N. A1A, Alhambra Plaza, Jupiter; 575-2100. Q Duquesne University Tamburitzans presents Tamburit-zans in Concert — The folk ensemble performs music, songs and dances of Eastern Europe and neighboring cultures at 8 p.m. March 3, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $25; (877) 826-6437. Friday, Mar. 4 Q Mos’Art Theatre — Screenings of Secret SunshineŽ and The Illusionist.Ž Various times, March 3-10. Opening night tickets: $6. General admission: $8. 700 Park Ave.; 337-6763. Q Palm Beach Fine Craft Show — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 4-5, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 6, Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $15. On the Web: Q What’s New, What’s Next in Home Furnishings — Seminar by Kris Kolar, Robb & Stucky vice president of interior design, 11 a.m. March 3, Robb & Stucky, 3801 Design Center Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Free; call 904-7200, option 5, to register. Q West Palm Beach Antiques Festival — More than 600 dealers will offer a variety of antiques and collectibles. Its noon-5 p.m. March 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 5 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 6 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, Southern Boulevard just east of U.S. 441, suburban West Palm Beach. Tickets: $7 adults, $6 seniors, free for 16 and under. $25 early buyer (9 a.m.-noon March 5). Log on to for discount coupon; (941) 697-7475. Q Downtown’s Got Talent — 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 — Get a lighthouse keepers 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 Armours 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 Lorenzo Lamas — The actor croons in a style reminiscent of Dean Mar-tin during a show at 8 p.m. March 4 at the Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $35-$55; 278-7677. He also appears 8 p.m. March 5 at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Tickets: $35-$55; (800) 564-9539. Saturday, Mar. 5 Q Kids Story Time — 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Q Author Breakfast with Irene Ziegler —10 a.m. March 5, North Palm Beach Country Club. Ms. Ziegler is the author of the novels, Rules of the LakeŽ and Ashes to Water,Ž which are set in central Florida, where she grew up. Ms. Ziegler also is an actor who has had recur-ring roles or guest-starred in many TV series and films, and is probably the voice on your cell phones GPS. Tickets are $25 per person (plated breakfast). There will be door prizes and raffle prizes. Phone: 841-3383. Q Yasmin Levy — The singer revives songs from her Ladino/Judeo-Spanish heritage, 8 p.m. March 5, at the Duncan Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Con-gress Avenue at Sixth Avenue South, Lake Worth. Tickets: $29; 868-3309. Q Beaux Arts Ball — Black-tie fund-raiser for the Lighthouse ArtCenter, 6:30-11:30 p.m. March 5 at Frenchmans Reserve, Palm Beach Gardens. Fine dining, cocktails and entertainment provided by the Bob Hoose Orchestra. Tickets: $275. Phone: 746-3101. Q Evening on Antique Row — Sample food, wine and spirits while visiting the shops of West Palm Beachs Antique Row at this event 6-9 p.m. March 5. Now in its 16th year, Evening on Antique Row benefits the Young Friends of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. Its held on the street, in the 3300-3900 blocks of South Dixie High-way (between Southern Boulevard and Greenwood Drive), West Palm Beach. An after party begins at 9 p.m. at Palm Beach Motor Cars, 915 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. To buy tickets, log on to or call 832-4164, Ext. 0. Q Spring Training 10k Road Race — Regular race is 7:30 a.m. March 6, and Cops-n-Kids Fun Run is 5 p.m. March 5, Roger Dean Stadium, Aba-coa Town Center, Jupiter. Registration for 10k Road Race is $30k Kids Fun Run is $5. Register Sunday, Mar. 6 Q Taste in the Gardens Green Market — Gardens Park, 4301 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Live entertainment, produce, plants, flow-ers, handmade crafts and prepared food and drink items. Free; no pets. For vendor information, call 772-6435. Q Whitehall Lecture Series — The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum is hosting a series on the architects who designed Palm Beachs iconic buildings. 3 p.m. March 6: Architect Addison Mizner,Ž by Caroline Seebohm. Held at the Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Tickets: Free for museum members at the Sustaining level and above; $5 for individ-ual, family and life members $28 per lec-ture for non-members, includes museum admission; $100 for a series ticket. You also can stream the lectures live at 655-2833. Q Jackie Mason — The comedian appears at 8 p.m. March 6 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25 and up; 832-7469. Tuesday, Mar. 8 Q Art on the Water — Music and local art, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Riviera Beach Marina, 200 E. 13th St., Riviera Beach. Q “West Side Story” — National touring cast, March 8-13, the Kravis Cen-ter, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25 and up; 832-7469. Wednesday, Mar. 9 Q Hatchling Tales — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Q River Totters Arts n’ Crafts — 9 a.m. second Wednesday of each month (next session is March 9), Loxa-hatchee River Center, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Arts and crafts for kids. Cost: $3; 743-7123. Q irinn go Brch! Ireland Forever! — Open house at Palm Beach Gardens Travel Leaders, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 9, 7100 Fairway Drive, Suite 57, Travel Leaders, 7100 Fairway Drive, Suite 57, Palm Beach Gardens; 694-9696. Q Wimpy Kid Wednesday — 3-5 p.m., Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave, Lake Park. Events and movie. Free; 881-3330. Q Tai Chi for Arthritis — 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Class focuses on muscular strength, flexibility and fitness. Drop-in fee: $9; resident discount fee: $8. 10-class pass fee: $80; resident discount fee: $70. 630-1100; Q Lighthouse Sunset Tour — Take in the sunset views and see the Jupiter Light turn on to illuminate the night sky second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Next tour: March 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 Armours Way (Beach Road and U.S. 1), Jupiter. $15 per person, RSVP required, 747-8380, Ext. 101, Q Dan — The Irish ensemble performs a concert at 8 p.m. March 9, the Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Tickets: $40-$45; 655-7226 or purchase online at $20 and up; 832-7469. Ongoing events Q “Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee” — Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday. 747-8380, Ext. 101; Q Fusion Lounge — Live music. Fusion Lounge is at 758 Northlake Blvd. (east of I-95 next to Dockside Restau-rant), North Palm Beach. 502-2307; Q “David Willison: Chair” — A one-man show featuring recent pop art and conceptual works by South Florida photographer and printmaker David Wil-lison, through March 3, Art On Park Gal-lery and Studios, 800 Park Ave., Lake Park. Admission: Free. 355-0300. Q “Lend Me a Tenor” — The Village Players present the musical through March 12 at the North Palm Beach Com-munity Center, 1200 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach. Tickets: $12; 641-1701. Q “Jolson at the Winter Garden!” — A look at actor-singer Al Jolson, through March 13, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupi-ter. Tickets: $43-$60; 575-2223; TO DO, WHERE TO GO Jackie Mason The comedian appears at 8 p.m. March 6 at the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25 and up; 832-7469. COURTESY PHOTO


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All We Need Is UŽAppointments Honored Walk-Ins Welcome 9121 N Military Trail, Suite 102Just north of Northlake Blvd. Across from Josephs MarketPalm Beach Gardens561-630-0321 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B7 Q The Admiral’s Cove Art Exhibition — An exhibition of paintings and photography by residents of Admirals Cove in Jupiter, through April 3 in the lobby gallery at Palm Beach State Col-leges Eissey Campus Theatre, 11051 Cam-pus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and during all performances; 207-5905. Q “Ghost Writer” — Florida Stage presents the regional premiere of a play by Michael Hollinger is set in early 20th-cen-tury New York. In it, tragedy intercedes for a novelist before he can finish dictating his masterwork to his devoted secretary. Through April 3 at the Kravis Centers Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $47; 832-7469. Q Flagler Museum — Museum is housed in Henry Flaglers 1902 beaux-arts mansion, Whitehall. Through April 17: The Extraordinary Joseph Urban,Ž a look at the Gilded Age illustrator, designer, architect and set designer. The museum is at 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Tickets: free for members; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-18 years) accompanied by adult; $3 child (6-12 years) accompanied by adult; and free for children under 6. 655-2833. Q Gary Wiren Golf Collection — Through April 6, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Satur-days and Sundays. Cost: Members free, $10 non-members ages 12 and up. Also showing: Florida Highwaymen,Ž through March 12, and Wildlife Photography,Ž through March 12. Free admission Saturdays, excludes golf exhibitions; 746-3101 or Q Norton Museum of Art — Fabulous Fakes: The Jewelry of Kenneth Jay Lane,Ž through May 1; To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum,Ž through May 8. Museum is at 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Admission: $12 adults, $5 visitors 13-21; free for members and children under 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. second Thursday of the month. Closed Mondays and major holidays; 832-5196. Q Society of the Four Arts — Hudson River School Masterpieces from the New York Historical Society,Ž with 45 19th-century landscapes by such artists as Thomas Cole and Asher B. Durand, found-ers of the American landscape school. Other featured artists include: John Fred-erick Kensett, Jasper Francis Cropsey, Francis Augustus Silva, Sanford Robin-son Gifford, Robert Havell, John William Casilear, Jervis McEntee, William Trost Richards and William Louis Sonntag. Through March 20 at the Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Admission: Free to members and children 14 and under, $5 general public; 655-7226. Upcoming events Q 2011/2012 Color Trends and How to Use Color in Your Home — Seminar by Fawn Chang of PPG Porter Paints, 11 a.m. March 10, Robb & Stucky, 3801 Design Center Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Free; call 904-7200, option 5, to register. Q Panhellenic Alumnae of Palm Beach County’s annual Schol-arship Luncheon — Author, lawyer and historian Harvey Oyer III will be the guest speaker at the luncheon, scheduled for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 12 at Abacoa Golf Club in Jupiter. Event will include a silent auction, a 50/50 and other raffles, and a lot-tery hat Tickets: $50; Nancy Stainbeck at 744-8210 or Janice Domanski at 743-0368. Q “Strike Up the Band” — Presented by the New Gardens Band, 3 and 8 p.m. March 12, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: Matinee $15, Evening $20; 207-5900. Q 23rd Annual Art Fest by the Sea — See works by 300 artists from across the country from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 12-13 at this festival, which spans 1 mile along State Road A1A, from Marcinski Road in Jupiter to Donald Ross Road in Juno Beach. Compli-mentary shuttle buses will run from the FPL building on Universe Boulevard to the festival site from 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free admission. or (954) 472-3755. Q “Accent in Color” — Containing works by Joseph Pierre, will be on display at the Art on Park Gallery and Studios from March 12-31. Opening reception from 6-8 p.m. March 12. Gallery is at 800 Park Ave., Lake Park; 355-0300. Q Irish Fest on Flagler — Celebrate all things Irish with music and food from noon-11 p.m. March 12, noon-8 p.m. March 13, Meyer Amphitheatre, Datura Street and Flagler Drive, downtown West Palm Beach. Tickets: $5; free for children 14 and under; or 394-5121.WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO

PAGE 36 FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 I-95 to Exit 87A Indiantown Road (SR706) East, past US1 until the end. Turn left, go 1/2 mile to Alhambra Of“ ce Complex, 725 A1A. Look for the blue lights! AIAUS1MilitaryI-95Indiantown Every 1st and 3rd Thursday Seating 7:30pm $15 plus 2 drink minimum Reservations call 561.575.2100March 3 Anna Collins March 17Erik Myers Sapphire Lounge open Thurs-Sat 8pm-3am www.sapphirelounge” .com JUPITER Call or Click for a FREE Catalog 561.242.9190 “Write, shoot, direct & edit your own lms in 8 or 16 weeks!”s3HOOTON($CAMERASs,EARNSCREENWRITINGs!FFORDABLETUITIONs%DITON&INAL#UT0ROs04DAYEVENINGCLASSESs,EARNBYDOING Learn FILMMAKING 901 Northpoint Pkwy, Suite 303, West Palm Classes start soon! I think its about time David Lanschner gives me my turn with the orange juicer. In my very first entrepreneurial effort, my high school friend and I decided to enter the world of street food vending. We lived in New York City before the island of Manhattan was made over into a Disney version of itself; becoming a food vendor didnt require anything more than run-ning down to Chambers Street and buying a license. So I took my meager savings earned as a messenger after school, David ponied up a similar sum, and we headed down to the Bowery, then populated exclu-sively by homeless people and restaurant supply stores, to purchase what we needed to start a business selling fresh-squeezed orange juice and croissants. We came back to my apartment with a low metal cart onto which we could mount a wire-frame basket to hold oranges, a cutting board that could also be mounted on the cart that would double as our juicer platform and a hand-operated orange juicer. The juicer was an old-school juicer, one you might expect to see on Lucy and Desis countertop or operated by Charles Atlas. It was upright, made of metal and featured a simple crank handle. Half an orange would be put into the juicer at a time, the handle would be cranked, and the orange would be robbed of juice that wed serve in cheap plastic cups bought at the dollar store. The whole process was a little bit of theater for our customers while they waited. Crois-sants were picked up from a local bakery every morning and stored on a shelf under the orange basket: boxes of light, buttery pastries, still warm and waiting to be served on thin paper plates accompanied by napkins adorned with red or blue or green vegetable patterns.Every morning wed push our cart from my parents apartment on 32nd Street to the corner we considered ours, on Park Avenue in the 50s. A perfect spot wed found, sur-rounded by offices and in front of a plaza with low stone walls on which our cus-tomers could sit and enjoy a mid-morning snack, take a smoke break, and linger with friends as long as they dared before head-ing back inside their climate-controlled cubicles where poorly brewed coffee and plastic wrapped hard-rolls slathered with butter were common culinary offerings. Oddly, it never occurred to either of us that serving street-temperature orange juice might be a bad idea. And as it turns out, it wasnt. We had no shortage of cus-tomers at our little stand, and when we disappeared from our corner Id like to believe we were missed, at least until the Sabrett guy showed up and took over. Id expect thats due more to the inherent appeal of street food than to the quality of our offerings (though I remember those croissants as some of the finest Ive ever eaten). Going out to a restaurant is pre-dictable: the building is always in the same place, the food rarely changes, the wait staff is, for the most part, interchangeable with the staff from down the block. The real crux of the matter, though, is that dining at a restaurant is eating in context; its what you expect when you walk in the door, its why youre there. Most restaurant experiences comes with standard elements: a table with (hopefully) comfortable seating, some-one to attend to your needs, a con-trolled environ-ment of sound and light, other diners seated within a nap-kin-throw of your table, and luxuries like silver-ware, plates and glasses. The experience allows diners to concentrate fully on their meal, perhaps their dining companions as well, with no distractions and no worries about where the next glass of water is coming from. Street food is food out of context, which makes it far more interesting. Its a falafel stand near the beach, real barbecue on a city sidewalk, a taco truck on a deserted stretch of road. Its smoke pouring off a grill where no grill is expected and its a pot of seafood stew ladled out to waiting locals a short block from trendy tourist-filled restaurants. Its a mystery, a surprise, and sometimes a gamble, but it always triggers my curiosity and a deep desire to stop, see whats cooking and then eat it. Some of my almost Pavlovian responses may be down to nurture, not nature: it was imprinted on me at an early age that trans-posing an experiences venue from indoors to out could often make the unbearable bearable, make the pleasurable border on magical. Every spring in the Northeast theres at least one day where the sky is so blue and the breeze so perfect that even a walk to school becomes 20 minutes of per-fection despite the destination. On those days, giddiness would so affect everyone that requests to hold class in Central Park or on the schools roof might actually be granted. Even teachers, it seemed, knew that you could improve anything by taking it outside. It wasnt just the obvious improvement to teaching environments (though prob-ably not to their efficacy) that helped form my appetite for relocating traditional indoor activities to open air. Street food was a standard part of New York life, and I learned early that even simple meals like hot dogs and hot sausages from street ven-dors, despite bearing the unfortunate nick-name dirty water dogs,Ž were as pleasur-able as steaks if eaten while taking a walk through the city. Slices of pizza, crisp on the bottom and nuclear hot on top, ordered from a pizza parlors sidewalk window were also regular city meals. Eaten while sitting on a stoop or a bench with friends would make a slice as perfect a meal as any Ive had at a fine dining restaurant. Because the food isnt necessarily the star, or even the primary focus „ the environ-ment is. As long as it isnt lousy, the food is complimentary to an already pleasur-able moment, and the eating experience is improved immeasurably. Sometimes though, if the food is good enough or timely enough, its not the environment that elevates the food, its the reverse. A lousy morning can be turned completely around with the discovery of a great outdoor lunch. And finding a food truck delivering delicious meals well after midnight can calm nightlife-jangled nerves and revive someone exhausted from a late shift at work. One of my favorite meals in recent memory was in Austin, Texas, at 2 a.m., sitting around a makeshift fire in a deserted lot after a day of music, eating chicken and waffles with new friends. The food was good, nothing special, but the context made that meal perfect. Of course the best experience is when environment and quality street food com-bine in a perfect storm of culinary enjoy-ment. An example: Taco Loquisimo, locat-ed at the Oceanside Farmers Market in Lake Worth. Chef Anthony Sanders, along with three partners, runs the waterside taco stand every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., offering a changing menu every week. Chef Sanders, whose day job is chef and consultant at Caf Cellini, uses Taco Loquisimo to get creative, cooking up $3 tacos every weekend using ingredients dictated by whatever fresh meats and veggies he happens to get his hands on that week. Pork belly, steak, chicken, fried fish, vegetable, even egg and sausage tacos have made the menu, and I havent found a bad bite in any of them. These things are more than tacos, theyre delicious and creative small plates, eaten amid the smell of the grilling meats and a fresh sea breezes, the sound of laughter and conversation in the air on a sunny south Florida morning: a perfect street food experience. My partnership with my high school friend didnt last long. Pushing a metal cart from 32nd street, where my parents apart-ment was, to Park Avenue and the mid-50s, where wed staked out our corner, quickly lost its charm. New York City streets are famously lousy, and our business venture pre-dated the citys economic recovery; between the potholes in the streets, cracks in the sidewalk, irritated pedestrians and psychotic taxi cabs the daily round trip was a fairly horrific experience. I also preferred to spend my summers anywhere but in the city, so I was a short-timer on the island once school ended. When we dissolved our venture, I ended up with the juicer but had to agree to give it to David after Id used it for a while. Something Id quite forgotten when he actually tracked me down and appeared at my door five years later to explain it was his turn to use it. That was more than 20 years ago and I havent seen it since. My love of street food though, is as strong as ever. Q „ For The Mashup, Bradford Schmidt writes about meat, technology, music and mashups thereof. He welcomes suggestions, comments, questions and offerings of prime beef.THE MASHUP Street food has an allure bradford SCHMIDT O th h e e v e a. m c h w w a C L a t u d f r e er re m a bl s wit er e m e it l e wit t h a o rk t ab m a b a ar a th fr te elements: a table with m d o o n n e d m fortable seatin g somed to o nnd r d he P o et m BRADFORD SCHMIDT / FLORIDA WEEKLY


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 B9 The science of youthful beautyBotox & Dermal Fillers Laser Skin Rejuvenation Acne/Scarring Repair Autologous Fat Transplantation Personalized Skin Care Advanced cosmetic procedures to bring out your natural beauty. COASTAL DERMATOLOGYcosmetic, laser & surgery center Shauna Kranendonk, MDFellowship Trained Cosmetic Dermatologist Board Certied Trained By Renowned Dermatologist Dr. Susan Obagi 3401 PGA Blvd., Suite 440 / Palm Beach Gardens / 561.820.0155 / PUZZLE ANSWERS Its really a frightening scenario: Youre in a foreign country, you endure a horrific car accident and are in a coma for four days. When you wake up, all your identification is gone, your memory is shaky and your wife acts like she doesnt know you. To be so alone, isolated and desperate has to be beyond awful. Fortunately, the man who finds himself in this predicament in UnknownŽ is played by Liam Neeson, whos enjoying a mid-50s career resurgence unlike any other. Always a respected actor, Mr. Neesons newfound popu-larity after the success of TakenŽ has allowed him to headline an action thriller on his own „ and its a good thing, because he lends gravitas to a twisty, intense story. Martin Harris and his wife, Liz (January Jones), are in Berlin to attend a biotechnology conference. Hes a key speaker at a function thatll also be attended by a Saudi prince (Mido Hamada) and the foremost scientist in his field, Professor Bressler (Sebas-tian Koch). So to be sure, this is a big deal. But when Martin leaves on his own to retrieve a briefcase, hes involved in a near-death car accident, and when he wakes, Liz doesnt recognize him. In fact, she insists that another man (Aidan Quinn) is her husband, leav-ing Martin to come to his senses to unravel the truth. He finds help in Gina (Diane Kruger), the woman who drove his taxi that crashed, and Ernst Jurgen (Bruno Ganz), an ex-Sta-si (East German police) whos able to get inside information. Frank Langella (Frost/NixonŽ) also appears late in the film to chew scenery as Martins old colleague. Director Jaume Collet-Serra does a nice job of keeping us guessing early on, which is good because predictabil-ity would ruin the fun. Whats more, when twists present themselves they largely come as a genuine surprise, and logically everything makes sense in the end. When it comes to suspense action thrillers with political intrigue, thats a legitimate accomplishment. The setting is also very important. Filmed during winter in Berlin, the atmosphere is cold, snowy, rainy and harsh, all of which sets the perfect tone for Martins difficulties. At a deeper level, Berlin was divided for years during the Cold War, leaving it with something of an identity cri-sis when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. Martin is having an identity crisis of his own, and true to form, some of the things he thought he knew crumble into nothingness. The screenplay by Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell (working from the novel Out Of My HeadŽ by Didier Van Cauwelaert) is a mishmash of The Twilight Zone,Ž The Long Kiss GoodnightŽ and Frantic,Ž but it never feels formulaic or trite. Thanks in large part to Mr. Neesons stoic, grounded and at the same time kick-ass performance, UnknownŽ finds a way to fascinate for 113 min-utes. Q „ Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at dan@hudak and read more of his work at FILMS ‘Unknown’ +++ Is it worth $10? Yes >> Diane Kruger was born in Germany and worked there as a fashion model until moving to Paris to pursue acting in the late 1990s. She is uent in English, French and German. in the know dan HUDAK O

PAGE 38 FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 W SEE ANSWERS, B9 W SEE ANSWERS, B92011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved.FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES HOROSCOPES PURCHASING POWER By Linda Thistle Q PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Love and romance are strong in your aspect this week. If youve already met the right person, expect your rela-tionship to grow. And if youre still looking, odds are youll soon be find-ing it. Q ARIES (March 21 to April 19) C onsider mo ving beyond the usual methods to find a more creative means of handling a difficult on-the-job situa-tion. Avoid confrontation and, instead, aim for cooperation. Q TAURUS (April 30 to May 20) Seasonal chang e cr eates a new look for the outdoors. It also inspires Taureans to redo their own environments, and this is a good week to start redoing both your home and workplace. Enjoy. Q GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A misunder standing needs t o be straightened out so the wrong impression isnt allowed to stand. If necessary, offer to support the use of a third party to act as an impartial arbitrator. Q CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A car eer chang e offering what you want in money and responsibilities could involve moving to a new location. Dis-cuss this with family members before making a decision. Q LEO (July 23 to August 22) F eeling mif fed over how you believe you were treated is understandable. But before you decide to set things straight,Ž make sure the whole thing wasnt just a misinterpretation of the facts. Q VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Showing you care makes it easier to build trust and gain an advantage in han-dling a delicate situation. What you learn from this experience also will help you understand yourself better. Q LIBRA (September 23 to October 2 2) Planning for the future is fine, especially if you include the roles that family members may be asked to play. Dont be surprised if some hidden emotions are revealed in the process. Q SCORPIO (October 23 to N o vember 2) Making choices highlights much of the week, and you have a head start here, thanks to your ability to grasp the facts of a situation and interpret them in a clear-cut manner. Q SAGITTARIUS (November 22 t o Dec ember 21) Carrying a torch can be a two-way situation: It can either keep you tied to the past or help light your way to the future. The choice, as always, has to be yours. Q CAPRICORN (December 22 to J anuar y 19) Your watchwords this week are: Focus.Ž Focus.Ž Focus.Ž Dont let yourself be distracted from what you set out to do. Therell be time later to look over other possibilities. Q AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A workplace opportunity might require changes youre not keen on making. Discuss the plusses and minuses with someone familiar with the situation before you make a decision. Q BORN THIS WEEK: You approach life in a wise and measured manner, which gives you an edge in many areas. + 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: iV…“>nœˆ}U{£œœ`,œ>`-'ˆin‡£nU*>“i>V…>`i( Corner of Hood Road and Alt. A1A) 561.842.6822 œ7i`ˆ->ˆx“U Tues/Thurs til 7pm **" /r /-,rn"r rU7‡ -7rn"rGIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE STRAIGHTEN UP! Now Offering Coppola Keratin Hair Smoothing Treatments An annual Olympic-style sporting event targeted at the 50+ (as of 12/31/2011) age groupArchery t Dominoes t Bunco t Basketball t Bocce Bowling t Golf t Horseshoes t Tennis t Swimming Volleyball t Shu eboard The Gardens Games are sanctioned by the Florida Sports Foundation and serve as a qualifying event for the Florida Senior Games State Championships. Register now through March 21.Additional information: 561-630-1100 March 25 … April 10, 2011City of Palm Beach Gardens presented by


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B11 JOSE CASADO / FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Chantal Veileux, David Alexander and Aileen Alexander2. Bonnie Czirban and Debbie Moste3. Jason and Lauren Stuhmer4. Sheila Drill and Linda Krone5. Mimi and Ken Heyman6. Cathy and Bob McKeon7. Greg and Kelly McFatter8. Lorraine Bari and Pat DeMinoCasino Night at Eastpointe Country Club benefiting Jupiter Medical Center, Hospice of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and Palm Beach Gardens Fire RescueFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” 1 2 4 5678 3

PAGE 40 FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 The Honda Classic Kick Off Party at The Gardens Mall benefiting Children’s Healthcare Charity FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY RACHEL HICKEY / FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Mary Duckworth and Sharon Gisriel2. Mark and Julia Wade3. Mark Ledger and Dale Millner4. Scott McDulin and Dave Burke5. Jim McCarten, Kim and Andre Varona6. Kileen Kaufman, Barrett White and Jeanne Scott7. Cindy Deleo, Harriet Kretschmer and Toni Washington8. Lauren Mastics, George Mastics and Amy Burke We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” 1 56 78 2 34


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B13 Kravis Center Supporters Celebrate at Annual Black Tie Gala Featuring Frankie Valli & the Four SeasonsFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Marilyn Opas Blonder and Stephen Brown 2. Dr. David and Ingrid Kosowsky 3. Helen Persson and Anthony Jordan 4. Leo and Kathryn Vecellio 5. Jane Mitchell and Jeffery Bland 6. Irene Karp, Frankie Valli, Henni and John Kessler 7. Mitchell Rubenstein and Laurie Silvers 8. Jeffrey and Elizabeth Bateman 9. Judy Mitchell and Carol Cohen 10. William and Cindy Perry We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” 12 67 10 8 9 345

PAGE 42 FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 An annual Olympic-style sporting event targeted at the 50+ (as of 12/31/2011) age groupArchery t Dominoes t Bunco t Basketball t Bocce Bowling t Golf t Horseshoes t Tennis t Swimming Volleyball t Shu eboard The Gardens Games are sanctioned by the Florida Sports Foundation and serve as a qualifying event for the Florida Senior Games State Championships. Register now through March 21.Additional information: 561-630-1100 March 25 … April 10, 2011City of Palm Beach Gardens presented by iV…“>nœˆ}U{£œœ`,œ>`-'ˆin‡£nU*>“i>V…>`i( Corner of Hood Road and Alt. A1A) 561.842.6822 œ7i`ˆ->ˆx“U Tues/Thurs til 7pm **" /r /-,rn"r rU7‡ -7rn"rGIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE STRAIGHTEN UP! Now Offering Coppola Keratin Hair Smoothing Treatments UPCOMING AT THE KRAVIS CENTER Q Jackie Mason March 6 at 8 p.m.This promises to be a night of great fun as this equal opportunity offenderŽ brings his unique brand of satire and incisively humorous observations on the foibles of everyday life to the Kravis Cen-ter stage. Contains Adult Language. Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert HallTickets start at $25 Q West Side StoryŽ Mar ch 8 -13 Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 8 p.m.Wednesday, Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.Sunday at 2 p.m.More than 50 years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now its back on Broadway mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side StoryŽ soars as the greatest love story of all time. The show remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway cast album of West Side StoryŽ recently won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broad-ways finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as Some-things Coming,Ž Tonight,Ž America,Ž I Feel PrettyŽ and Somewhere.Ž Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert HallTickets start at $25Beyond the Stage: A free pre-performance discussion led by Julie Gilbert on March 8 at 6:45 pm. Q T he Writers Academy at the Kravis C enter / Continuing Arts Education Showcase the WritingMarch 11 … 7 p.m. Host: Julie Gilbert Showcase the Writing introduces talented new writers to the public. All genres of work are presented by profes-sional actors who breathe life into the written work. Showcase the Writing is open to the public. The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center in the Cohen Pavilion Tickets $10 Q The Writers Academy at the Kravis Center / Continuing Arts EducationPlaywritings the ThingMarch 12 … 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and March 19 … 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Host: Julie GilbertPlaywritings the Thing is a hands-on exploration of the most durable form of entertainment. The two writing work-shops concentrate on the fundamentals of monologue and how to create them. The craft will be examined and then writ-ten and performed by professional actors. The course requirement is for theatre-lovers with a curiosity about their own dramatic abilities. Please bring a personal photo to the opening sessions. The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center in the Cohen Pavilion Participation fee $160 Q Rhythm of the DanceThe National Dance Companyof IrelandMarch 16 … 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.Bringing together a wealth of talent from all four corners of Ireland, this richly costumed show unites the spirit of Irelands national dances, songs and storytelling with the most up to date stage technology. Since its debut perfor-mance in 1999, Rhythm of the Dance has played to 5 million fans in 33 countries and has heralded a new era in Irish entertainment. Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert HallTickets $25 Q Sir James Galway, flute, and Lady J eanne Galway, flute, with Michael McHale, pianoMarch 16 … 8 p.m.Hailed as The Man with the Golden Flute,Ž Sir James Galway is regarded as a supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and a consummate enter-tainer whose appeal crosses all musical boundaries. Sir James will perform with his wife, Lady Jeanne Galway, also an accomplished flutist. Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert HallTickets start at $25Beyond the Stage: A free pre-concert discussion at 6:45 pm led by Sharon McDaniel and a musical presentation by Madison McIntosh in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby at 7:15 pm.) Q Chris B otti Mar ch 17 … 8 p.m.Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In L ove,Ž Chris Botti has become the largest selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usu-ally reserved for pop music and his ongo-ing association with PBS has led to four No. 1 Jazz Albums, as well as multiple gold, platinum and Grammy Awards. Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert HallTickets start at $25 Q Natalie Cole Mar ch 19 … 8 p.m.For the past three decades, this five-time Grammy Award-winner has been one of our most treasured and successful vocal stylists. The soul-ful effortlessness of her legendary voice has led to some of contemporary pops most elegant inter-pretations. Join Ms. Cole on her musical journey for an UnforgettableŽ evening of warm memories and beautiful music. (Sponsored by Harris Private Bank; and Palm Beach Racing and Marc Haisfield)Alexander W. Dreyfoos, Jr. Concert HallTickets start at $25„ The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. For more information, call 832-7469 or visit Q


Holy Smoke’s American Bistro & Bar>> Hours: Lunch, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. TuesdayFriday. Dinner, 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; closed Sundays and Mondays>> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted; order must be $10 or more>> Price range: Appetizers, $6-$9; soups and salads, $5-$11; sandwiches, $8-$11; pasta, $12-$15; pizzas, $6-$17; entrees, $12-$20 >> Beverages: Full liquor bar >> Seating: Tables and booths, plus bar seating>> Specialties of the house: Fried pickles, ribs, pasta, pizza>> Volume: Moderate >> Parking: Free lot >> Web site: www.holysmokesbistro.comRatings:Food: ++++ Service: +++ Atmosphere: ++++ 2650 PGA Blvd., PGA Plaza (at Prosper-ity Farms Road), Palm Beach Gardens.624-7427 +++++ Superb ++++ Noteworthy +++ Good ++ Fair + Poor in the know O FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 3-9, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15 First, it was pizza and pasta. Then it was barbecue. Now its both.Holy Smokes American Bistro & Bar tries to combine the best of both worlds in its menu of pizzas, pasta, barbecue and comfort fare. And for the most part, it works.Old-timers will remember when the location, at the west end of PGA Plaza, was home to No Anchovies! More recently, South Miamis Shortys Bar-B-Q had an outpost there. Owner Solomon Kedmi severed the partnership with Shortys last sum-mer after the barbecue chains man-agement balked when he wanted to open a liquor bar. He has stripped the space of much of its barbecue trappings and painted the walls a dark hue. An indoor/outdoor bar draws a steady happy hour crowd, and the loungy space outdoors, with its low banquettes and sofas, invites customers to relax awhile before dining (starting March 12 there will be live entertainment Sat-urdays and Sundays from 4-7 p.m.). The menu has a nice mix of starters, and Holy Smokes has won kudos for its Legendary Fried Pickles ($6.29). The breaded and fried dill spears were served with a spicy dipping sauce on the side. The breading was crisp and offered a nice contrast to the tangy pickles inside. Its an acquired taste, but once youve tried the pickles, theyre addictive. Mr. Kedmi brought his pizza chef when he closed his other restaurant, Portofino, on Singer Island. That was a good call. A 12-inch Margherita pizza ($12.99) had a thin, crisp crust, and plenty of fresh sliced tomato and mozzarella. We would have liked a little more fresh basil on top, but the pie was a wonderful blend of flavors.Likewise, the hickory-smoked halfchicken ($10.99) satisfied. The chicken was tender and smoky, and had been basted in the barbecue sauce. The tangy but sweet sauce was slightly caramelized. It came with two sides. An order of the slaw was creamy but light, and it offered a perfect counterpoint to the smokiness of the chicken. The side of seasoned fries was crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, like classic pommes frittes. A half-rack of the babyback ribs ($12.99) scott SIMMONS food & wine CALENDAR O Evening on Antique Row „ Sample food, wine and spirits while visiting the shops of West Palm Beachs Antique Row at this event 6-9 p.m. March 5. Now in its 16th year, Evening on Antique Row benefits the Young Friends of the His-torical Society of Palm Beach County. Its held on the street, in the 3300-3900 blocks of South Dixie Highway (between South-ern Boulevard and Greenwood Drive), West Palm Beach. An after party begins at 9 p.m. at Palm Beach Motor Cars, 915 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. To buy tickets, log on to or call 832-4164, Ext. 0. Meatless Mondays „ Field of Greens, a local salad and sandwich chain with a store in Palm Beach Gardens, has joined with Meatless Monday, a joint non-profit initiative with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, to encourage diners to reduce the amount of meat in their diets. Field of Greens has added three vegetarian items to its Monday menu, including a quesadilla, a stuffed mushroom and a veggie burger. Field of Greens also has locations in West Palm Beach and Wellington. The Palm Beach Gardens location is at Midtown at the Gardens, 4665 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 625-0036. Check for more on the initiative. Boca Bacchanal „ One of the top food events in the state, the Boca Bacchanals three days of wine and fine cuisine benefits the Boca Raton Historical Society. First up: Vintner dinners will be held at 7 p.m. March 18 at private residences. Tickets: $300. Then, the Bacchanal and auction is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 19 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. There will be top wine and food prepared by vintner dinner chefs and directed by the resorts chef, Andrew Roenbeck. Tickets: $250 per person, or $2,000 per table of 10. Finally, there is The Grand Tasting. Its an alfresco luncheon on the tented green of Mizner Park Amphitheatre in downtown Boca. There will be food presented by 30 local restaurants and 140 featured wines. There also will be a marketplace offering herbs, produce, specialty oils and foods. Its noon-3 p.m. March 20. Tick-ets: $85 in advance, $100 at the gate. For tickets, log on to or call (561) 395-6766, Ext. 101. Corned Beef Eating Competition „ Just in time for St. Patricks Day, amateur and professional eaters will vie for up to $2,500 in cash and prizes at TooJays 2nd Annual World Class Corned Beef Eating Contest. To qualify for a seat in the amateur competition, go to any TooJays and finish the Jaynormous (1 pounds of meat) sandwich. Deadline is March 3. The contest is 12:30-3:30 p.m. March 17 in Downtown at the Gardens Centre Court, Palm Beach Gardens. Details at Q i c k t he gate. o cabacchaExt. 10 1 SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKL Ywas tender and infused with a subtle smoky fla-vor. The ribs were brushed with barbecue sauce and given a slight char on the grill. It was a nice mar-riage of flavors. The Memphis BBQ Burger ($9.69) offered the right decadent mix of beef, bacon and cheese, topped with onion rings. The 10-ounce burger was cooked to a perfect pink medium, as ordered, and was topped with the right amount of sauce. But the bits of smoked pork in the barbecue beans made the beans almost too smoky. At lunch, Holy Smokes offers an 8-ounce lunch-size hamburger for $6.99. That stuck me as a good value, and half a pound is more than enough for one person. The restaurant also offers an individual pizza ($5.49), soup and salad combos and pasta specials. Some things do not need a lot of fuss. The grilled chicken sandwich ($8.29) offered the right bare-bones approach to the sandwich. It was an ample breast half, grilled and topped with tomato, onion and pickle. The bun was nicely toasted. It was just a perfect meal. But perfection was not what I found with the Cajun Pasta ($11.99). The server recommended this dish, but in fairness to her, I should have read the menu more carefully. It was a breast of chicken, served either blacked or grilled, sliced and served atop penne pasta in an Alfredo sauce. The chicken breast was nicely cooked and was tender. But someone has a heavy hand with salt and seasonings „ the chicken was slathered in a very salty Cajun seasoning that remained on the palate the rest of the day. Holy moly! And the pasta? The Alfredo sauce was fine, but the penne were slightly under-cooked and stuck together. Mr. Kedmi says the pasta is one of the restaurants most popular dishes. But the time I ordered it, it just didnt work. Another small nit: The server asked if I would care for some garlic bread to accompany the pasta but failed to tell me it would be an additional $2.99. It was four large slices of Texas toast topped with garlic and b utter. It was tasty, but no bargain. In fact, inconsistency of service is my one complaint. Over the course of several visits, service ran the gamut from benign neglect to OK. There were long lapses between when I was seated and when a server stopped to take my order. Other times, I was left wait-ing for glasses to be refilled, or waiting for the check to arrive. It has struck me that many of the servers at Holy Smokes simply are inexperi-enced „ at least one visit the server was someone in training. For my last visit, on a Tuesday evening, service was great. Our waitress and trainee checked the table reg-ularly, announced spe-cials and made good menu suggestions „ if only that happened more often.Restaurateurs sometimes fail to understand that servers are the ambassadors for their eateries. Owners are, too, and Im glad to report Mr. Kedmi is a regular presence in the dining room. But waiters and waitresses are the personalities who will make you forgive a mistake from the kitchen. They are the people you look forward to seeing each visit and who keep you coming back.That consistency is key, and with consistency, Mr. Kedmi and company can keep customers coming back to Holy Smokes for years. Q FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Holy Smoke’s hangs fire with bistro fareOwner Solomon Kedmi (center) leads a young staff of servers and bartenders at Holy Smoke’s American Bistro on PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens. SS Holy Smoke’s has a outdoor space that con-nects with the bar area inside. It’s quiet during the day, but gets busy at night. d t h e d / y e s x h s, o r ) e n d g y T SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKL Y SCOTT smok y A l h l S k  ff 8 h d h O K le s a a A o i G S S S h ed a ed d h e rQ d f e, s k d t w c u c m o m t s th th ar re re diningroomBut w S S S S S S


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