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BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION A4 PETS A10MUSINGS A14 BUSINESS A17 NETWORKING A18-20REAL ESTATE A21ARTS B1 EVENTS B6-8 FILM REVIEW B11SOCIETY B13-14 CUISINE B15 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: APRIL 7, 2011 End of an eraRobb & Stucky furniture stores begin liquidation. A17 X Glitz is gone“Carnage of God” at the Caldwell is intense theater.B1 X INSIDE SocietySee who’s out and about in Palm Beach County. B12-14 X Vol. I, No. 26  FREE WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 Failure happens Parents need to help children accept disappointments. A12 X They were a group with a mission.About 30 members of the local Jewish community headed to Cuba to meet with members of that island nations dwindling community. The group, who traveled in early February, brought health items that were donated to the pharmacy housed in the synagogue „ think toothbrushes, warm clothing, blankets and such. The group also gave $2,500 to the synagogue This is the first time that the JCC ran a trip to visit the Jewish community in Havana,Ž says Mindy Hanken, associate executive director of the Jewish Commu-nity Center of the Greater Palm Beaches. It was the opportunity to bring 30 people from the Palm Beach area to Cuba to learn about the Jewish community and visit the Jewish sites in Havana.Ž The JCC plans a second trip, next January. One of the organizers says it is a trip worth repeating. THEATER DIRECTORS TRY TO FILL THE HOUSE. But how do theaters house the actors, directors and designers who create the show that fills the house? In Palm Beach County, theaters such as the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Palm Beach Drama-works and Florida Stage use local talent when possible, but they frequently cast in such places as New York, Chicago and Orlando to get the right person for a role. When they cast from out of town, theaters are required by Actors Equity, the theatrical union, to provide housing. If Equity members live more than 50 miles from the theater, housing must be provided, says Maria Somma, spokeswoman for Actors Equity. How do theaters handle this?JCC group visits “spiritual” Cuban Jewish communityBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” SEE CUBA, A14 X SEE HOME, A8 X COURTESY PHOTOSDennis O’Bannion, Jeff Kuhr and Michael Brian Dunn make up a full house of actors when they aren’t performing.BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” “It’s like a vacation down here for us.”— Dennis O’Bannion, member of the cast of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s production of “Crazy for You.” COURTESY PHOTOVicki Wildstein and sister-in-law Barbara Wildstein visit the Old City of Havana during their JCC mis-sion to Cuba. When actors come to town theaters offer aHOME HOME AWAY FROM

PAGE 2 FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 Many years back, I was dozing peacefully in the press gallery of the Alabama Senate when something snapped me from my slumber. A lawmaker (and I use that term loosely) was on the floor making an impassioned plea to enact legislation that would make it illegal to use obscene or profane language in the presence of a corpse. Even by Alabamas perverse standards, this was pretty bizarre. I later tracked down the senator and asked why he was proposing such a law. This is what he told me: Two elderly spinsters who lived in his district had recently suffered the death of their 90-year-old brother. The old women had gone to the local funeral home to make arrangements. Apparently something had gone wrong back in the embalming room, and a technician was cursing a blue streak as their stone-cold brother lay on a table before him. The sis-ters heard it all, and they were mortified. They told me their brother never tolerated such language when we he was alive, and he should not be subjected to it in death,Ž the senator explained. They wanted me to do something about it, and, I thought what the hell, what difference does it make? If it makes the old bags happy, lets go for it.Ž Nobody seemed to make too much over this piece of legislation „ because, after all, this was Alabama and what else would you expect? Well, I am here to tell you that the crew that now holds forth in Tallahassee actually makes those rubes of yesteryear in Montgomery look like the Founding Fathers. From Gov. Rick Scott on down, the legislative tone is nasty, spiteful and aimed at reducing anything that might benefit those who are most in need and least able to fend for themselves. If you want a glimpse of where Florida is headed under the leadershipŽ of Gov. Scott and his merry band of Tea Partiers, look to Texas. Since 2000, Texas has been under the control of Gov. Rick (Youre damned right I pack a pistol when I go out joggingŽ) Perry and a gang of corpo-rate lackeys who prefer to be known as Republicans. Mr. Perry, a Tea Party icon, has toyed with the idea of running for president. His main qualification is that he closely resembles a Ken doll. Unfortu-nately, Mr. Perrys IQ also approximates that of a Ken doll. For a decade, the lips of Mr. Perry and his legislative henchmen have been firmly affixed to the rear ends of big corporations and oil interests. Big money has ruled the roost in Austin. Education, social services, public health initiatives and other pro-grams have been cut to the bone, while corporations and special interests have been given every conceivable break. Like Florida, Texas has no state income tax. Well, now the bill is coming due. Not only have countless Texans „ especially the most vulnerable „ seen their lives greatly diminished, but the state is broke. Stimulus funds have come and gone, and the well is dry. The Texas budget defi-cit now stands at $27 billion. Disaster „ were talking a biblical-type disaster „ looms. Texas lawmakers will be asked to adopt an $83.8 billion budget. This budget will result in the loss of more than 600,000 jobs in the state, according the bipartisan Legislative Budget Board. An estimated 343,000 government jobs will disappear over the next two years, according the estimates, and nearly 264,000 jobs in the private sector will go by the wayside. What is Gov. Perrys response? He says he remains committed to cultivating a favorable climate for business develop-ment in the state. (Sounds like our own governor, doesnt it?) Gov. Perry firmly believes that government doesnt create jobs; entrepreneurs in the private sector do,Ž said Mr. Perrys press secretary. Be warned. Rick Scott is a clone of Rick Perry. The only discernable difference is that Mr. Perry looks like a male model and Mr. Scott, well, lets be charitable and simply say he does not. But all is not gloom and doom in our state capital. On occasion, a delightful story emerges from Tallahassee that puts everything in perspective. And the one I am about to relate makes the Alabama corpse-cursing story seem tame. It involves the ongoing battle to make bestiality illegal in Florida. Aha! Bet you thought bestiality already was against the law in the Sunshine State. Wrong, wrong, wrong. The right to get lovey-dovey with an animal of your choos-ing remains intact, thanks, principally, to the Florida House of Representatives. Since 2008, the Senate has attempted to ban bestiality, but the House simply wont go along. (I am not making this up.) The drive to outlaw such relations began in earnest three years ago, when a Florida man accidentally strangled a pregnant goat during a passionate interlude. The story became even more poignant and personalized when it was revealed that the goats name was Meg. Members of the House say they dont want to enact the bill because it seems frivolous, and they have more important matters to deal with, such as their contin-ued legislative screwing of most of the citi-zens of this state in other areas. Its funny how these wooly-headed crackers get all worked up when members of the same sex (were talking humans) want to get married or when a woman wants to exercise control over her reproductive system. But gettin it on with a goat or a sheep or whatever else, well, our guys and gals in Tallahassee are down with that, so to speak.I wonder: Is there a lobbyist who leads the charge against criminalizing bestial-ity? And if so, does he wine, dine and oth-erwise entertain legislators? (Yes, waiter, well be ordering from the vegetarian menu this evening.Ž) Can you imagine the parties such a person would throw? I shudder. And all the while, poor little Meg bleats for justice from her grave. Q Our legislators screw us, and beastiality is okay, too bill CORNWELL O bcornwell@floridaweekly.comCOMMENTARY

PAGE 4 FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 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  Dave Anderson Natalie Zellers  Hope Jason Nick BearCirculation ManagerClara Edwards clara.edwards@floridaweekly.comCirculationSteve West Jessica Irwin Shawn SterlingAccount ExecutivesBarbara Shafer Michael Labianca Renee Piccitto rpiccitto@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 On March 28, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the death-penalty case of Troy Anthony Davis. It was his last appeal. Davis has been on Georgias death row for close to 20 years after being convicted of shooting to death off-duty police officer Mark MacPhail in Savannah. Since his conviction, seven of the nine non-police witnesses have recanted their testimony, alleging police coercion and intimidation in obtaining the testimony. Despite the doubt sur-rounding his case, Troy Anthony Davis could be put to death within weeks. Davis is now at the mercy of the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Parole, which could commute his sentence to life without parole. It will be a tough fight, despite widespread national and international support for clemency from figures like Pope Benedict XVI, Arch-bishop Desmond Tutu and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Davis sister, Martina Correia, has tirelessly campaigned for justice for her brother. In response to the Supreme Court decision, she told me: We were really shocked and appalled yesterday when we received the news ... no one wants to look at the actual innocence, and no one wants to look at the wit-ness recantation as a real strong and viable part of this case, even though new witnesses have come forward. There needs to be a global mobilization about Troys case, and the fact that in the United States its not unconstitutional to execute an innocent person needs to be addressed once and for all by the U.S. Supreme Court.ŽCorreia brings up a significant but littleknown fact about death-penalty law in the U.S., namely, that current court precedent allows the execution of innocent peo-ple. Remarkably, the Supreme Court, in a 1993 opinion, suggested that actual inno-cenceŽ is not a sufficient cause to be let free. The court only cares if the legal rules are followed, while acknowledging that innocent people could still be convicted and put to death. In such cases, a prisoner could appeal for executive clemency. It seems the court has not yet learned what many states have, that the death-penalty system is broken beyond repair.Illinois recently became the 16th state in the U.S. to outlaw the death penalty. Gov. Pat Quinn, after signing the bill into law, said, I have concluded that our system of imposing the death penalty is inherently flawed ... it is impossible to devise a system that is consistent, that is free of discrimination on the basis of race, geography or economic circum-stance, and that always gets it right.Ž He follows an earlier Illinois governor, Republican George Ryan, who commut-ed the death sentences of 120 death-row prisoners in that state. Both Illinois governors bring to mind former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, who wrote, in a dissenting opinion in 1994 after the court denied yet another death-row inmates last appeal, From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.Ž Tinkering with the machinery of death is just what some states seem to be doing. Thiopental is one of the three drugs used in the lethal cocktailŽ administered in most executions in this country. Hos-pira, the last U.S.-based company to make sodium thiopental, quit making the controlled drug, creating a national shortage. States began scrambling to keep their death chambers well-stocked. When California borrowed a similar drug from Arizona, California Undersecretary of Corrections and Rehabilitation Scott Kernan wrote in an e-mail, You guys in AZ are life savers ...Ž Georgia, it turns out, seems to have illegally imported its supply from a dubious, London-based company called Dream Pharma Ltd., run by a husband and wife out of a rented space in the back of a driving school. Georgia is not currently licensed by the Drug Enforce-ment Administration to import con-trolled substances, so the DEA recently confiscated the states thiopental supply. Pending an investigation, Georgia will not have this key ingredient and will not be able to execute Davis or any other death-row inmate. On the same day that the Supreme Court denied Davis appeal, Amnesty International issued its annual report on the death penalty. The United States remains among the worlds leading exe-cutioners, along with China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and North Korea. In addition to leading the fight for her brother, Martina Correia has been fight-ing for her own life. The day of the court decision was the 10th anniversary of her ongoing battle against breast cancer. Her face adorns the mobile mammog-raphy van that helps save the lives of poor women in Savannah. The National Breast Cancer Coalition named her and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Women Who Get It Right.Ž Correia, with customary humility, feels she wont have earned the title until her brothers life is saved as well. Q „ Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!,Ž a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 800 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier,Ž recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.Georgia and the Supreme Court: Tinkering with the machinery of death k U p 1 amy GOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly O A Tomahawk missile costs $1.4 million. If you dont know that, you havent paid attention to the debate over the Libya War. The war is Americas first conflict initiated against the backdrop of $1 trillion deficits, and as such practically every strike is subject to the accountants bean-counting. Our first fusillade of 160 cruise missiles, we are told, cost hun-dreds of millions of dollars alone. Even Indianas Sen. Richard Lugar, a Repub-lican establishmentarian and interna-tionalist of long standing, argues the cost of the war is too damn high. Who has really budgeted for Libya at all?Ž he asks. Yes, by all means, the next time were faced with an international crisis requir-ing a hair-trigger response „ saving the rebellion once it was reeling back toward its base in Benghazi required action in a matter of days „ lets first have a hearing of the Senate Budget Committee and a cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office. There are compelling reasons to oppose the Libya War. Cost is not one of them. That we are now to consider every act of U.S. foreign policy merely as a line item in the federal budget is a sign of fiscal monomania and super-power degeneracy, not to mention a failure in basic math. In the late 1960s, defense spending was about 10 percent of GDP, and so was nondefense spending. Since then, defense spending has fallen roughly in half as a proportion of GDP, while non-defense spending has roughly doubled. In our long-term fiscal crisis, guns are a pittance c ompared with all the b utter. Libya would have to be a conflagration rather than a brush fire to move the fiscal needle. About those Tomahawk missiles: Scott Lilly of the Center for American Progress points out that there are 3,500 Tomahawks in our arsenal. We buy about 200 more each year to maintain our production capability. In short: We can spare a few for Moammar Gadhafi. As for the cost of the ships and the planes involved, they were already deployed in the region anyway. As a country, we havent had happy experiences with stinting on defense, whether prior to the War of 1812, World War II or the Korean War. It may not seem fair that we have to shoot the Tom-ahawk missiles and fly the B-2 bombers of the Libya War, but would we really prefer that someone else matched our capabilities, or that we didnt have the hardware to respond rapidly in urgent circumstances? The world cant always be counted on to throw up challenges precisely cali-brated to our preferences. When some-one suggested at the Constitutional Convention that the standing army not exceed 3,000 men, George Washington illustrated the folly of the proposal with wry countermotion stipulating that no foreign enemy should invade the United States at any time, with more than 3,000 troops.Ž The reaction against the Libya War exhibits symptoms of imperial exhaus-tion, the feeling that the world is too much with us and we cant expend the energy or resources to cope with it now. An understandable sentiment, perhaps, but nothing good will come of it. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The triumph of the green eyeshade rich LOWRY Special to Florida Weekly O


WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 A5 The West Palm Beach Fishing Club is going to be a real Hot Spot for area anglers and boaters on April 9, when the club hosts its annual one-day yard sale with the angler in mind. The event will take place from 7 a.m. to noon at the Fishing Club, located at 201 Fifth Street in downtown West Palm Beach (on the corner of North Flagler Drive and 5th Street). The Yard Sale will be of particular interest to anyone who is fishing for a deal on a used rod and reel, or that hard to find part for their boat. A wide variety of used items will be for sale including fishing rods and reels, VHF radios, boat anchors, dock lines, gaffs, cast nets, fishing lures, elec-tronic fish finders and marine gauges, boat propellers, terminal tackle, tack-le boxes, collectible lures and many more marine related items. Basically this is a yard sale with a theme, were definitely filling a unique niche. One fishermans junk is another fisher-mans treasure,Ž said Fishing Club member Capt. Rick Ross, who serves as a key yard sale volunteer. Proceeds from the Fishing Club Yard Sale will benefit the youth edu-cation and conservation efforts of the PBCFF, the Fishing Clubs charitable affiliate. The PBCFF conducts several youth oriented programs throughout the year including their popular Kids Fishing Day outreach program, a unique environmental education and fishing adventure event held each summer for underprivileged youth, and their Rods and Reels For Kids program which puts refurbished and new fishing tackle into the hands of needy youngsters and community youth groups. The PBCFF is currently accepting donations of unwanted marine and related items for this event. All contributions are tax deductible and support PBCFF youth fishing programs and local marine conserva-tion efforts. For additional info call the PBCFF at 832-6780. Q Fundraiser yard sale offers gently used rods and reelsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTO The yard sale in West Palm offers bargains on marine items. Federal Bankruptcy Case No. 8:11-bk-02801-CED All Locations Are All Locations Are 50 50% 30 30%to EVERYTHING! Mattress Sets UP TO 50%OFF! OFF OFF 3801 Design Center Dr. Palm Beach Gardens, FL(Just E. of 1-95, Exit 79 on RCA Blvd, So. of PGA Blvd) 561-904-7200200 Plaza Real Boca Raton, FL (Mizner Park) 561-347-1717 WEACCEPTVISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICANEXPRESS, DISCOVER. NOCHECKS. ALLSALESFINAL. NOREFUNDS, NORETURNS, NOCANCELLATIONS. ALLSAVINGSFROMOURLOWESTTICKETED PRICE. PICTURESAREFORILLUSTRATIONPURPOSESONLY. QUANTITIESARELIMITED. STORE FIXTURES FOR SALE Mon.-Thur. 10 AM to 7 PM Fri.-Sat. 10 AM to 8 PM Sun. 11 AM to 6 PM

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He provided me with the most affordable treatment, and Ive been more than impressed and satis“ ed by the results. I have recommended Dr. Harrouff and his professional and friendly staff to many of my friends and colleagues. Thank you Dr. Harrouff.Congressman (D-SC) John W. Jenrette, Jr. Quality Dentistry at Affordable Prices. LIMITED TIME ONLY! STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY Full Mouth ReconstructionSedation DentistryLaser Gum TreatmentPorcelain Veneers$ENTURESs#ROWNSAll Insurance Welcomed6390 W. Indiantown Road, Chasewood Plaza, Jupiter /PENEVENINGSs%MERGENCIESWELCOME (561) 741-7142 s 1-888-FL-IMPLANTS 15 MINUTES Romance of paradise is alive for residents of little Love StreetIt was not Love at first site-ing. No, no, quite the opposite, in fact. The little street „ one block long, from Ocean Boulevard to the Loxahatchee River, 500 feet west of Jupiter Inlet „ did not begin its life as Love Street. The Town of Jupiter plat for 1949 shows it as Loveless Street, and Loveless Street it remained until 1971, when a resident sent a hand-written note to the town, requesting a change. I am writing on behalf of all my neighbors on Loveless Street,Ž Vivian Van Buren wrote, nearly 40 years ago, to ask that the name of our street be shortened to LOVE Street. It really isnt a loveless street, for most of us are people who enjoy loving and living so we ask that the Less be chopped from the original name.Ž In her letter, Mrs. Van Buren also referred to the genesis of the original name: the maiden name of Evie Loveless Clemones of Rome, Ga., who, with her husband R.W. Clemones, had owned the land. Then-Mayor Robert J. Nichols responded at once to Mrs. Van Buren. Her letter, he wrote, had been discussed at length at the Dec. 21 Commission meeting, . . and I know had you been there, you too would have appreciated the humor in this request which brought some gaiety to our pre-Christmas meeting.Ž The Town Commission voted unanimously to grant the residents request and assured Mrs. Van Buren, along with wishes for a Happy Holiday Season, that the new signs will be installed as soon as they are made.Ž Today, apart from its name-ectomy, the little street remains much as it was, a byway off the rush and rumble around it, a backward glance at old Florida, refreshing as a patch of shade in summers heat. It is a modest street on which seagrape bushes flourish, along with the occasional flounce of bougainvillea and burst of hibis-cus. The best-known tenant on the block is the Square Grouper, the river-hugging bar-and-restaurant that inspired country singer Alan Jackson to write Its 5 oclock Somewhere.Ž Six small houses line Love Street. Tina-the-astrologist-and-psychic-reader lives in one of them. No last name, please, she asks, a matter of privacy and, oh yes, a man now out of her life. She and her children, two daughters and a son, have lived here for three years. I love it,Ž she says. It seems like a sleepy little place, and it still is, but weve got the drunks, too, and they come and pee on our mailboxes.Ž She laughs it off, a minor inconvenience for the privi-lege of living in this otherwise undisturbed enclave. She could not, she says, bear to live in some overdeveloped condo community or multi-room mansion. A child of Los Angeles, she has come to think of Jupiter as her spiritual home. The entire place is a bird sanctuary, but its not just for birds,Ž she says of the town. Pretty much everyone whos drawn to that lighthouseŽ „ a wave of the arm down the street, toward the Jupiter Lighthouse that juts up beyond the dock and across the river „ is here for sanctuary.Ž For her, finding this spot was serendipity, a meant-to-be story she is happy to relate: A few friends told her about Guanabana, the bar-and-restaurant around the corner, and when she parked her car nearby, she spotted the white-and-green BY MARY JANE FINE____________________ mj“ ne@” oridaweekly.comSEE LOVE, A7 X Love Street in Jupiter was “Loveless” until 1971, when the town changed the name.MARY JANE FINE / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe most famous address on Love Street is that of the Square Grouper. Mailboxes proudly sport the name of the short street. One resident is Tina, an astrologer and psychic reader. 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The Share Your Spare Fitness FairŽ and bicycle rides in Abacoa on April 9 will raise funds for Team USA in the 2011 World Transplant Games.In conjunction, the 4th annual Rooneys 5K & Kids Mile is also on April 9. The run raises money for four local charities: Autism Project of Palm Beach County, Place of Hope, Potentia Academy and Florida Atlantic University Honors College.The fitness fair begins at 7 a.m. at Abacoa Town Center, on Town Center Drive in Jupiter. Cyclists may choose from three different courses: a metric century (61.8 mile), a half metric century (31.3 miles) or a 10k (6.2 miles) family fun ride. The metric and half metric will have a mass start at 7 a.m. and will wind through Abacoa then head out to the beach and ride north along A1A and Beach Road to Hobe Sound. The half metric will turn around at Carlin Park. The 10k will begin at 10 a.m. and will loop through Abacoa. Kids 12 and under ride for free. All rides will be fully SAG supported „ meaning a vehicle will follow behind cyclists and there will be sweep-erŽ riders riding with the pack to help with mechanical problems or flat tires. There will be rest stops at Carlin Park and at the Village Bike Shop in Hobe Sound. Cyclists may register in advance or on the day of the rides. Registration fees are $35 for the metric century, $25 for the half metric century and $25 for the 10K. Registered riders will receive a ride T-shirt (if registered before April 9; its first come first serve after that), a swag bag full of goodies, free coffee and breakfast items, free water and sports drink. Also included is the SAG support and lunch, free beer and soda after the ride. At the fair there will be local fitness experts from various fitness centers, including cycle shops, yoga studios and running stores, to demonstrate and instruct. There will classes and demonstrations in every fitness genre throughout the day. The annual Rooneys 5k will take place in conjunction with this event. The first runners leave at 7:30 a.m. Headquarters for the run is Rooneys Public House, 1153 Town Center Drive in Abacoa Town Center. Registration fees for the run are $25 for general registra-tion through April 7; $30 on April 8 and $35 on the day of the run. Fees are $20 for Abacoa residents and $15 for students. The annual run is a family event for the serious and not-so-serious runner. The event will be held on the roads of Abacoa Town Center and Central Boule-vard in Jupiter. New this year is a timed and scored Kids Mile. In just three years, the event has grown to more than 900 runners. Runners may sign up April 8 at Rooneys Public House in Abacoa. Online registration closes at midnight April 8. Runners may register the day of the race beginning at 6 a.m. The 5K will start at 7:45 the morning of April 9, followed by the Kids Mile at 8:30. Rooneys will be serving its signa-ture Irish Breakfast. For more information or to sign up for the bike rides or runs, see Q Fitness fair, bike rides and annual Rooney Run to raise money for charity on April 9SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Love Street sign and told herself, Ive got to live here.Ž So heres the meant-to-be part: She checked out craigslist and found a house for rent on Love Street, a house she rented that very day. Ten days later, she moved in, just two days shy of her 33rd birthday. She considers it a birthday present to herself. I thought it was this cute little grey house,Ž she says and smiles, until I pres-sure-washed it.Ž The house was white. It still is, underneath all the multi-colored tin fish and palm trees, the mermaid here, the pineapple there. She added those. You cant live on Love Street and look like a c ookie-c utter.Ž Tina is hardly the cookie-c utter type. When she was 11, she says, she started to experience psychometry, meaning she could divine things about people from touching objects they owned, or items of their clothing. At 17, she began using her gift professionally. Everyones looking for the same thing,Ž she says. Peace of mind. Financial peace of mind. Relationship peace of mind.Ž She makes no pretense about determining the future. I cant tell anyone anything they dont know,Ž she says. Astrology is math and calculation. The lines in your hands are like a road map,Ž „ she traces the indents on her palm „ so this is U.S. 1, this is I-95, this is the Turnpike.Ž Clients can reach her through and she sees them at her office in Jupiter ($45 for a half-hour reading, $75 for a full hour; palm analysis and Tarot included) in the same plaza where her across-the-street neighbor and best friend Diana Mor-gan, nickname dd,Ž operates dds Cupcake Shoppe. Forty-two flavors. One of them is sleepless in jupiter,Ž which her Web site describes as dark chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling and chocolate cream cheese frosting.Its no surprise that ddŽ „ Lower case,Ž she instructs. I always prefer lower caseŽ „ loves Love Street, too. Why do I love living on Love Street?Ž she says, then answers herself, Well, Im kinda new to the area, and the people are fantastically friendly. Its one of the oldest streets in Jupiter, and I like being part of that.Ž Shes a University of Tampa graduate, a former New Jerseyan whose whole family, she says, now lives in Jupiter. She knows all of her neighbors, too, she says, but only Tina answers a knock at the door on this recent Wednesday morning. At one house, a dog barks a loud greeting, or maybe a warning; a pit bull lifts it head on a lawn, awakened from a nap. Bahama shutters give an open-eyed look to the houses here. Wind chimes tinkle in the sultry breeze. It must be L ove, old-Florida style. Q FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 A7 LOVEFrom page A6

PAGE 8 FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 Its interesting. There are a number of theaters that have built or own their accommodations,Ž she says by phone from New York. For example? Goodspeed Opera House, in Connecticut, has Victorian mansions it uses for housing. Locally, Florida Stage owns a small compound near downtown Lake Worth. Then a lot of them lease or rent. The accommoda-tions are always spe-cific to the area,Ž Ms. Somma says. The Maltz, for example, leases apartments for its actors and creative team. How many? Believe it or not, its a part of what shows we pick. I do a housing chartŽ to account for shows whose performance and rehearsal schedules overlap, says Rachel Blavat-nik, associate producer and company manager at the Maltz. This season, the theater has leased four three-bedroom, two-bath units, and one two-bedroom, two-bath unit. And theres the question of who bunks with whom. We have to ask, Who doesnt mind being in co-ed housing?Ž says Ms. Blav-atnik. One year it was a matter of an actors wife not liking the co-ed housing and I had to do a switch.Ž“Like a vacation”Actors Equity requires that actors receive cooking facilities of some sort, individual sleep-ing quarters, Inter-net and local phone service, and that it be near the theater and near basic shop-ping „ supermar-kets, pharmacies and such. The union also requires that the the-ater provide transportation to and from housing and the theater. The Maltz provides one rental car per apartment. Why rent when properties are relatively cheap to buy right now? Ownership has its problems, says Marie Setteducate, paymaster at the Maltz. When youre not using it, you have to be careful that its not vandalized, so its an all-around thing when youre only using it five or six months a year.Ž Thats in addition to maintenance and insurance costs. Another reason to rent? Landlords frequently include the cost of cable, Internet and utilities. All the cost of electric and water and telephone would be on a commercial level,Ž Mrs. Setteducate says. And thats a higher rate. She says the Maltz does keep one rental year-round „ that way the the-ater has a place to house people during summer or should an employee need a place to stay. Cast members seem to enjoy the accommodations. Its like a vacation down here for us,Ž says Dennis OBannion, who plays Mingo and is dance captain of the the-aters current production, Crazy for You.Ž Housing really can vary from theater to theater. The League of Resident Theatres, or LORT, of which companies such as the Maltz and Florida Stage are members, has been trying to upgrade housing,Ž says Michael Brian Dunn, who plays Zangler in Crazy for You.Ž We dont want to live in dumps.Ž The men joke that the apartments comparatively spacious kitchen is larg-er than their apartments in New York. And it has a washer and dryer in the unit, something thats virtually unheard of in the Big Apple. Sometimes, theaters will put their casts up at hotels. If youre in a hotel, you still have to do microwave dinners,Ž says Jeff Kuhr, who plays Custus. The three men share a three-bedroom, two-bath Tequesta apartment about three miles from the theater. And if Mr. Kuhr wanted to prepare a microwave dinner, he could „ the kitchen sports a microwave, as well as a range, full-size refrigerator, a dishwash-er and granite countertops. One recent morning before rehearsals, the men had a Tombstone frozen pizza ready to go into the oven. Shopping is convenient, too „ theres a Publix nearby, and the men frequently HOMEFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe Maltz had to house 17 cast members plus the creative team for “Crazy for You.”COURTESY PHOTODennis O’Bannion (left), Jeff Kuhr and Michael Brian Dunn model the beach towels the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Guild places in actors’ apartments as a welcome gift.SETTEDUCATE BLAVATNIK


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 NEWS A9 go to the beach. Theyve been to the club Guanabanas, done happy hour at the Crab House and eaten at the Dune Dog. We had our lunch break on the beach while it was sleeting in New York,Ž Mr. OBannion says. Were in a really great spot,Ž says Mr. Dunn. The theater does what it can to make things homey. We make sure that from a theater point of view, when they get to their apartment, theres a little vase with flow-ers there, and a little card that says Welcome to Jupiter, Žsays Eileen Weiss-mann, of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Guild. There are other little touches.In each apartment is a card with the phone numbers of Ms. Blavatnik and Andrew Kato, the theaters artistic director. I want them to know that in the event that theyre unhappy with some-thing that they have the person at the top to alert me if something is wrong,Ž Mr. Kato says. In the six years that Ive been doing that, Ive never received a phone call.Ž There also is a gift or two from the guild. I put together a beach tote bag, with a beach towel embroidered with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. And I put in take-out menus from local restaurants. I go to the chamber of commerce and pull up a bunch of interesting things to see in the area,Ž Ms. Weissmann says. Most of these things have coupons „ like discounts on airboat rides. It makes them feel a little more comfortable with where they are.Ž Mr. Kato says those small touches are one more way the Maltz can make its cast feel at home. After all, the the-ater is housing members upward of six weeks. I refer to them as little heartbeats,Ž Mr. Kato says. Theyre little indicators that make the actors feel that weve taken the time.Ž The guild also hosts a cast dinner the final weekend of rehearsals before open-ing night. Says Ms. Weissmann: They say weve got a really great reputation for making people feel welcome.ŽAt home in “The Vatican”Other area theaters also provide housing for cast and creative teams. At Florida Stage, the company owns a compound in Lake Worth nicknamed The Vatican,Ž from the days when the theater company was called The Lois Pope Theatre. Florida Stage bought The Vatican, which consists of a main house, one one-bedroom apartment and three stu-dios, in 1993. The compound was near the theaters former location in Manala-pan. The theater also rents three apart-ments for additional cast and creative teams. To transport its cast and creative team, Florida Stage has one seven-pas-senger van and three Saturn sedans. Buying The Vatican was the most cost-effective way for Florida Stage to house its casts, says Nancy Barnett, the theaters managing director. It was virtually impossible to get short-term rentals in the Lake Worth-Lantana-Manalapan area,Ž Ms. Barnett says. Cable, electricity, et cetera, was costly to turn on and off.Ž Florida Stage tries to make the apartments at The Vatican a comfortable place to call home. People have been pretty generous with furniture and such, so they look pretty good,Ž Ms. Barnett says. We redid the kitchens, and they have new cabinets and sinks.Ž And now that the theater has moved to the Kravis Centers Rinker Playhouse, Ms. Barnett says she hopes to find hous-ing near downtown West Palm Beach. Im starting to work with the city of West Palm Beach to get housing up here,Ž she says. My goal would have been to have sold The Vatican in the next two years and be getting some-thing here.Ž Having housing nearby has its practical points. If weve got housing, were more than happy to have artists in it,Ž Ms. Barnett says. The less I have to worry about actors running up and down (Interstate) 95 the better.Ž Speaking of housing, how does Florida Stage like its new digs at the Kravis Center? We love it here. Its very comfortable. They went out of their way to make it be really nice for us. We love our offices. Were loving being in the Rinker,Ž Ms. Barnett says. And theres always toilet paper „ thats a big plus. If something breaks, it gets fixed. It doesnt require me to go in the middle night in my pajamas.ŽAn ongoing challengeAt Palm Beach Dramaworks, Managing Director Sue Ellen Beryl says find-ing housing is one of the theaters greatest challenges. Were still working on a piecemeal basis,Ž she says. We have several differ-ent homes we rent from. It can be any-where from one to three people. ƒ Its always difficult to find a place.Ž What seems to be the problem?One of the biggest challenges is budget,Ž she says, adding that it makes sense to have actors share one space. If they have only one house, we need only one car.Ž Donors even kick in, offering space in their homes for designers and such. Ms. Beryl says homeownership may be in the theaters future. We actually put forth to our board that in this down housing market we would like to find a three-bedroom house we could own,Ž she says. Dramaworks plans to move to new digs this fall, and will open its first show, at the Cuillo Centre for the Arts, to be called The Clematis Street The-atre, on Nov. 11. When that happens, the 85-seat theater will nearly triple in size, and reduce the length of its runs. The theater now has to house people upward of three months. With its new, 225-seat space, it could cut that to eight weeks. What about that new space?Its going to be a proscenium arch with a movable screen,Ž Ms. Beryl says. We are changing the entire audience chamber. Its going to be much more audience friendly. ƒ and it will have all of the intimacy Dramaworks audiences expect.Ž And how a theater handles its housing shows a degree of intimacy off-stage. Says the Maltzs Mr. Kato: Its an indicator that says we knew you were coming, were happy that youre here and we value you.Ž Q COURTESY PHOTOMatt Loehr (left) and Michael Brian Dunn face off as Billy Child and impresario Zangler in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s “Crazy for You.”COURTESY PHOTOPalm Beach Dramaworks plans to move into The Clematis Street Theatre at the Cuillo Centre in downtown West Palm Beach. Its new space will have 225 seats and is set to open in November.KATO BARNETT BERYL

PAGE 10 FLORIDA WEEKLYA10 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 O Pets of the Week >>Keeko is a neutered male Chow/Shepherd mix. He weighs about 60 pounds and is 5 to 6 years old. He would be a good t in a single-adult home, with someone who understands the Chow and Shepherd breeds. He is eligible for the senior-to-senior adoption program; for anyone 55 or older the adoption fee is waived.>>Darling is a 4-year-old spayed female. She is calm and affectionate. She has been at the shelter for more than a year. She needs to slim down.Safe indoor housing makes for a happy bunnycook, clean, talk on the phone, watch TV, use the computer and get ready for „ or come home from „ work. Some options include:„ The entire house, free-roam: Many older rabbits are past their woodwork-chewing baby stages.Ž These bunnies have earned their owners trust and roam the house freely. However, all rooms must be rabbit-proofed, to protect your bunny and your valuables. That means electric cords, computer wires, toxic house plants, rubber bands, remote controls and any treasured wooden furniture must be kept out of reach. „ One or two rooms, free-roam: Perhaps the kitchen and dining room are open to the bunny, or the family room and the bathroom. Baby gates keep him from entering other rooms when you are not able to supervise. The rabbit will choose favorite spots to snooze, chew a hay cube or daydream. „ Part of a room, enclosed in an exercise pen: Exercise pens, also called play yards, are a convenient way to keep rabbits confined to a specific area. Available in different heights, these pens feature hinged panels that can be arranged in varying shapes or stretched across the room to divide it. Some rabbits climb or jump out, so owners clip a sheet to the pen to make a roofŽ that keeps bunny safely inside. „ A twoor three-story bunny condo: If you cant build wide ... build high! Give your rabbit a multilevel condo and hell be able to not only enjoy his perch, but also have plenty of space for all of his toys and supplies. Many owners build their own condos, using wire-frame storage cube sets from building supply stores. Easy directions can be found online; search for bunny condo.Ž Make sure that its tall enough inside for him to stand up on his hind legs and stretch.„ A large dog crate: Paired with an exercise pen, a large dog crate can make a great bunny house. The door on the crate swings wide open, giving you easy access for cleaning. Crates allow space for the lit-ter box, bowls and have ample head room. Cover the top with a blanket or towel. This gives bunnys sensitive eyes some protec-tion from overhead lights and provides a nice burrowŽ feeling. „ A cage: Standard animal cages are too cramped to accommodate a large lit-ter box, hay, digging box, bowls and toys „ so go bigger! Avoid cages with doors that open on the roof. Bunnies dont like to be pulled up out of their houses. Let your rabbit enter and exit his cage on his own. Choose a cage that rests on the floor (not up on legs), with a large door on the side or front. Whatever house you choose, your bunny will feel more confident about interacting with you if he can easily get back to home base to use the litter box or take a hay break. After all, every rabbit needs his own space to retreat and relax. Isnt that what home is all about? Q „ Mary Cvetan is a member of the Pet Connection advisory team and the co-founder of the Pittsburgh House Rabbit Club.Want a happy house rabbit? Make sure your bunnys digs are suitable. The best indoor spaces for rabbits are both safe and stimulating. They keep your bunny out of trouble when you are away from home, but give him the space to dig, chew, play, stretch, snooze or just sit and think. The right housing has room for a large litter box, a generous stack of hay, a water crock, toys to chew and toss, and a towel to arrange and rearrange. A surprising must-have: a cardboard digging box, double or triple the size of your bunny. The right spot will give your rabbit an entertaining view of family members as they PET TALES Rabbit runsBY MARY CVETAN_______________________________Special To Florida WeeklyTo adopt a petPeggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, was founded in 1925 and is a limited-admission non-pro t humane society providing services to more than 10,000 animals each year. It is located at 3100/3200 Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Adoptable pets and other information can be seen at For adoption information, call 686-6656. Celebrating filthA 200-exhibit installation on the history of dirt and filth and their impor-tance in our lives opened in a London gallery in March, featuring the ordi-nary (dust), the educational (a video tribute to New Yorks Fresh Kills land-fill, at one time the worlds largest), the medical (vials of historic, nasty-looking secretions from cholera victims), and the artistic (bricks fashioned from feces gathered by Indias Dalits, who hand-clean latrines). Dirt may worry us as a society, said the exhibits curator, but we have learned that we need bits of it and, guiltily, secretly, we are sometimes drawn to it.Ž Capping the exhibit, lean-ing against a wall, was what appeared at a distance to be an ordinary broom but whose handle was studded with diamonds and pearls. Q Government in action The CIA recently won two court rulings allowing the agency to refuse com-ment about its former contractor Dennis Montgomery „ rulings that issues involv-ing him are state secretsŽ (despite strong evidence that the main secretŽ is merely how foolish the agency, and the U.S. Air Force, were to pay Mr. Montgomery at least $20 million for bogus software fol-lowing 9-11, according to a February New York Times report). Mr. Montgomery, a small-time gambler who said he was once abducted by aliens, convinced the two agencies that his sophisticated software could detect secret al-Qaida messages embedded in video pixels on Al Jazeeras news website. According to the Times report, Mr. Montgomery has not been charged with wrongdoing and is not likely to be, since the agencies do not want their gullibility publicized. For about a year, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has been facilitating Mexicos increasingly bloody drug wars by turning a blind eye to U.S. gun sales to the cartels „ even though those very guns account for some civil-ian deaths as well as the December fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. According to the senior ATF agent who supplied evidence to CBS News, neither the Mexican government nor many U.S. officials were aware of the program (called Fast and FuriousŽ) until mid-March. ATF allowed the sales so it could track the guns locations, to facilitate, at some future date, bringing indictments against drug traffickers. Until recently, many pregnant women at risk of delivering prema-turely could be aided by an obstetrician-recommended workup of a chemical compound, at a cost of about $10 to $20 a dose. However, in February, the Food and Drug Administration approved a specific commercial version, K-V Pharmaceuticals Makena, which K-V began pricing at $1,500 a dose (citing its need to recoup researchŽ costs). K-V also began threatening dispensers of the workup compound, since FDA had anointed Makena with market exclu-sivity.Ž (Update: FDA changed its mind in March and announced that providers of the workup compound could con-tinue to offer it.) Q Least-competent criminals Jason Davis was sentenced in December in Burlington, Iowa, to five years in prison for one crime, but still pending is his August 2010 arrest for shoplifting at Westland Mall, which ended with Davis passed out after mak-ing a crime-scene boo-boo in his pants. Michael Trias, 20, was arrested in March in Mesa, Ariz., after a botched residential burglary. Accord-ing to police, Mr. Trias had come in through a window but had landed in a clothes basket made of PVC and net-ting, and became entangled. His flail-ing attempts to free himself alerted the homeowner. Q Great art! In February, a New York City gallery began offering classes in anthro-pomorphic taxidermy,Ž described as a Victorian hobbyŽ in which mouse carcasses are not only meticulously cleaned and stuffed, but outfitted in handmade miniature 19th-century clothing, such as bloomers. British practitioners are said to have created elaborate scenes featuring scores of the costumed bodies. Class instructor Susan Jeiven said the mice have to look classy.Ž I dont like rogue taxidermy.Ž Scottish artist Jane Forbes, 47, won the Shoe Is ArtŽ competition in Dundee in late 2010 with a work (Ad InfinitumŽ) that a University of Dundee spokesman called awe-inspiring.Ž Ms. Forbes painted (and photographed) the same pair of shoes every day for 66 consecutive days, hypothesizing that subtle differences in her mood would be detectable in any variations in the paint jobs. Q NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATESounds like a joke The manager of the Channel Islands Co-operative store in the British territory of Jersey acknowledged to BBC News in November that a shoppers complaint was justified and that refunds would be made. The customer believed she had been overcharged by about five pounds (about $8) because, while weighing fruits and vegetables, the clerk had been leaning over so that her breasts accidentally increased pressure on the scale. Britains Border Agency announced the firing of an immigration officer in Jan-uary. The man had apparently turned sour on his marriage, and while his wife was on holiday with her family in Pakistan, he quietly added her name to the terrorist list of people not allowed into the country. Q


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PAGE 12 FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 Jared could hardly contain his excitement as he dashed home to check the mail. His heart was set on Princeton. He had killed himself his entire academic career to win the coveted admission. He was valedictorian of the senior class, captain of the basketball team. Every-one had assured him he would get in, hands down. His parents were so proud. From the time he was a little boy theyd told him how special he was and that he had the ability to accomplish whatever he set his mind to. The entire family was stunned when the thin envelope arrived. The mes-sage was complimentary, but succinct: Although you were a strong contender, the pool of stellar applicants far exceed-ed the limited number of seats in the Princeton Class of 2012.Ž When he saw the words Unfortunately we cannot offer you admission,Ž he felt like hed been punched in the stomach. Nothing in life had prepared him for this disappointment. He was used to winning. Modern parents have been coached to build their childrens self-esteem by offering lavish praise and encourage-ment. The prevailing wisdom has been that we tell our children to reach for the moon, they will achieve in the strato-sphere. What parents often fail to do is prepare them for the inevitable disappoint-ments and failures they will encounter. Graciously accepting defeat and search-ing for alternatives is a problem solving skill that builds character and humility. Resiliency is the ability to persevere and adjust when faced with adversity. We all face adversity, but its the way we react that dictates how well cope. We cannot control many of lifes experienc-es. We can only control our response to them. It is important to help our children harness inner strengths and to rebound more quickly from a setback (whether its a job loss, an illness, or a death). Helping them put a defeat in the con-text of a larger perspective might enable them to respond more positively. Oth-erwise, there may be a tendency to feel victimized, to become overwhelmed or resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as substance abuse. When adversity strikes, we will inevitably experience anger, grief and pain, but pushing through to go on with the lifes daily demands in a hopeful way is critically important. One certainly does not have to go it alone. Being able to reach out to others for support and to enjoy camaraderie is key. Very importantly, as parents, we must carefully assess how much our own self-esteem is tied to the accomplish-ments of our children. Our children are very attuned to our reactions. If they sense that we are unable to handle their disappointments it will be an addi-tional blow to their already shaky coping abilities. We inevitably serve as role models dem-onstrating maturity and a positive out-look. If we are not able to contain our frustrations, how will they? Do we sometimes give our children an inflated sense of their capabilities, rendering them ill prepared to compete in a tough-er, more challenging playing field? Care-fully measuring our strengths and limits allows us to make realistic choices within our reach. But parents must walk a fine line. We certainly dont want to dash our chil-drens hopes. There must be a balance between sending a mes-sage of reaching for ones dreams, while at the same time remaining grounded and self-aware. Q „ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. A Palm Beach Gardens resident, she holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Gardens office at 630-2827, or online at palmbeachfamilytherapy. com. HEALTHY LIVING p linda LIPSHUTZ O llipshutz@floridaweekly.comYour kids need self-esteem, but prepare them for failure, tooThe Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County recently held its 20th anniversary luncheon in West Palm Beach. With several hundred people in attendance, the energy and optimism in the room was heartening. This is a nonprofit organization whose mission in promoting literacy is changing lives and serving daily a tonic for the mind and spirit. The room was an oasis of good feeling, a well-deserved celebra-tion of something going right affecting hundreds of volunteers and thousands of beneficiaries of the Literacy Coali-tions work these past years. When you have been around that long and accomplished so much, it is gratifying to see the transformations that come from a community that works together to make a difference „ in this case „ one reader at a time. The Love of Literacy luncheon is held annually to raise awareness within our communi-ties that literacy is a significant issue and that leading through readingŽ is an approach that works, at least for the 30,000 individuals served each year by the organi-zation. Literacy, a function of both reading and writing, is fundamental to the inventory of life skills needed to make a way in the world. The ear-lier you start, the better the oppor-tunity to implant this competency as DNA fundamental to future success. I remember when my son at about age 4 was sitting on a couch with a favorite childrens book. As I worked in the kitchen I could hear him tentatively sounding out the consonants and vow-els until they were strung together like clothes on a clothesline. Sl owly at first and then with authority, he tied the verbal strings into the reading of a sentence, a grand bow accomplished with a flourish of delight. It was one of those priceless moments when a modest triumph unfurls into the wind and you know great things are going to happen. The public library has long been a proponent for literacy in our com-munities and so it was that our local librarian became a favorite tour guide to its thousands of books. Visiting and borrowing books from public libraries over the years easily became a loved and cherished pastime. Once the fire was lit in my son, it took little to fan the flames and keep them glowing. But the work of the Literacy Coalition reminds us that literacy is not to be taken for granted. Reading is a thirst to be early instilled and indulged in, and our education at home and at school often begins with this presumption. But somewhere along the way, social and econom-ic barriers can intrude to block the growth of a childs confidence and competence as a reader and writer. According to a report released by the National Assessment of Adult Literacy in 2005, approximately 14 percent of adults function at the lowest level of literacy and 29 percent of adults func-tion at the most basic, functional level of literacy. It means that they are not able to help their children at home with schoolwork beyond early elemen-tary. The child who misses the oppor-tunity to become a literate student is faced with detours all of her or his life, a point driven home by the keynote speaker for the Love of Literacy event, Curtis Aikens. Mr. Aikens, a celebrity chef, should know. He reached the age of 26 without having accomplished this benchmark. He is now an enthu-siastic advocate for adult learners and volunteer tutors. This nation has 30 million adults with limited literacy skills, an anchor if there ever was one on the health and well-being of individuals and families. There are costs to the nations econo-my too, to the tune of about $60 billion each year in lost productivity. Philanthropy is on the move in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the Council on Foundations, National Center for Family Literacy, the Department of Educations Office of Adult and Vocational Education, and many other national organiza-tions, to address these issues. The Community Foundation and its donors support the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County and other nonprofits that focus on improving the literacy of children and adults, because when donors do, the seeds of lifelong learn-ing are planted. Q „ As one of Floridas largest community foundations, the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties advances quality of life, citizen engagement and regional vitality through its promotion of philanthropy. The foundation is the 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, see literacy coalition inspires 30,000 people a year leslie LILLY President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties O al rea d y i es. v e n ei r ring o g e r s t l r e n ce mesr ones h e same u nded and dens resident, she holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Ther ap y in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Gardens office at 630-2827, or online at pa lmbeachfamilytherapy. co m. GIVING


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Research shows that one out of three people with autism has trouble producing speech sounds. With early identification and intervention, two out of three pre-schoolers with autism can improve their communication skills and their under-standing of spoken language. Its important for families to realize they can seek advice from a speech thera-pist even without an autism diagnosis,Ž said Jessica Harris, a speech pathologist with a private practice in Naples. Seek out speech therapy as soon as you realize something is not quite right. Its easier to facilitate the appropriate behaviors early, before theyve had a chance to become ingrained. The younger brain is more flex-ible and receptive to learning new things. Its easier to teach the skill early the cor-rect way than have to re-teach or break a habit.Ž The speech therapist is a key member of the autism team, playing a critical role in addressing a wide range of com-munication and oral motor skill issues. Through assessment and observation, this professional will determine which of many methods will be the most effective for the specific child. Treatment may be as basic as pointing to pictures or choosing between two objects to more advanced skills such as sign language or typing, said Ms. Harris, who works with children as young as three. Older children and adults with autism also benefit from the services of a speech pathologist. Having communication skills helps them get a job and be part of society,Ž said Ms. Harris. I worked at Naples High for a few years and some of my students are now independently employed. With older children, we work on transitioning into life skills. Continuing social etiquette and functioning in a community is more important the older a child gets.Ž Speech pathologists are also trained in oral motor skills „ the seemingly simple and natural ability to chew and swallow. We have a good understanding of how all the motor processes work „ the lips, mouths and jaws,Ž said Ms. Harris. Many children with autism lack oral motor coordination. This is a common issue,Ž said Ms. Harris. Babies learn to cry and work their mouth to suckle. They advance to blowing raspberries, making babbling noises and playing games with their mouth. These are prerequisites to advanced eating skills and speech and communication skills. When they dont go through those milestones, they can get very far behind, have a limited diet and a late transition off the bottle. We can work with them and improve these skills.Ž New advances in technology and research into apraxia, a common neuro-logical disorder in a person with autism, are also improving communication treat-ment options, said Ms. Harris. Voice out-put devices the size of an iPhone allow the individual to communicate verbally by finding and pushing a button for a specific item. The child with autism can depress the button on a picture of milk, and their par-ent gives them milk,Ž she said. A better understanding of apraxia, which leaves a person unable to perform tasks or movements although he or sheunderstand the request, is also improving the treat-ment picture, Ms. Harris said. We have a better idea of how the mouth coordinates to make all movements it needs to make. With intervention it should be possible for every person with autism to have some way to communicate,Ž she added. Not every person with autism is going to become a verbal communicator but we will find some mode of communication for them.Ž To find a qualified speech pathologist, visit the Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources system at or the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at Q „ Eden Autism Services Floridas services range from comprehensive clinical and outreach services, including program consultations and early intervention, to operation of schools in Naples and Fort Myers for schoolage students, an organic training farm and residential and employment service,s for adults. 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PAGE 14 FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 It was my second trip to Cuba, actually,Ž says Vicki Wildstein, a JCC board member and host of the trip. I took a trip about eight years ago. It hasnt changed that its a very special place to visit.Ž What makes it so special?Its quite small, but at one time it was a large community. Theres maybe 1,200 to 1,800 Jewish people in all of Cuba,Ž Mrs. Wildstein says. Its a Jewish com-munity that has to try and survive.Ž In Cuba, the community center has a pharmacy. People bring in diapers, baby aspirins,Ž she says. And once a week they will dispense prescriptions for noth-ing.Ž Mrs. Wildstein marvels that the community has endured, despite a half-century of deprivations under com-munism. They are a very spiritual group of people,Ž she says. They cant practice Judaism the way their parents did.Ž But Mrs. Wildstein says she never felt intimidated by the government. We didnt really come close to it,Ž she says. We went to visit places. We had a young man who was in his early 30s who was our Cuban guide.Ž The visitors saw evidence of the black market for consumer goods thats so pervasive In Cuba, but Mrs. Wildstein is pragmatic about the situation there. Many of the people who live in Cuba love Castro and his brother because all of the people get school and get uni-form care,Ž she says. There is health care for everyone, even if its bad health care.Ž But how is that good? Its so much better than what they had under Batista, so thats their com-parison.Ž The Palm Beach County group toured Havana and visited Hemingways house. They visited the Jewish cemetery, dined at Havanas Patronato synagogue and took park in a religious service. We went to Friday night services and everybody there was just so nice to all the Americans that were there,Ž Mrs. Wildstein says. After years of isolation, the Cuban Jewish community welcomes the atten-tion. Says Mrs. Wildstein, They embrace you. They are happy to see you. They are so delighted when people come.Ž Q CUBAFrom page 1 >> The JCC will sponsor its second trip to Cuba in January 2012. Space is still available. For information, call Mindy Hanken at 712-5236 or email her at O in the know Its wet clay and sand and its falling on you. It compresses you. You cant maneuver out of it. Youre wiggling and moving more into it.Ž „ Carla Chapman Im not going to let you go, angel. Im not going to let you go, angel.Ž „ Officer William Thomas Osmanski People say that loves a game, a game you just cant win. ... Put your head on my shoulder.Ž „ Paul Anka This is your Captain „ and we are going down. We are all going down together.Ž „ Laurie AndersonOn March 28, 20 miles west of Tampa in Plant City, 47-year-old Carla Chapman was walking around her back yard, cell phone in her pocket. Suddenly the ground under her feet caved in.A sinkhole 24 inches in diameter and several feet deep opened. She fell in, and found herself being sucked into the earth, compressed. Her cell phone emergency call was answered by Officer William Thomas Osmanski, who held onto her during the rescue. That was now. And this is then: Persephone is out and about, picking flowers. Pluto sees her, and wills more flowers to grow out of the earth. She is delighted by them. And with the pulling of this one flower, that earth under her opens. She falls into the underworld, to Plutos delight. Its all Greek, really. This movement toward unclosedness, unconcealedness, disclosure. And the movement moves into the 17th century Baroque, captured in marble by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. In his one sculpture, Rape of Proserpine,Ž three views show three moments. From the left, Pluto grasps Persephone. He captures her with fingers that sink into her thighs. From the front, he seems to hold her like a trophy, triumphant. From the right, there are her tears and blowing hair. And there is Cerberus, the three-headed hound, guard of Hades, barking in madness and power and grief. Hercules final labor is the capture of Cerberus. He was successful, but the king who demanded this capture was not enraptured by the hound. So he was sent back into underworld hiding. Freud, would-be archeologist, digs in the Victorian underworld around phan-tasmagorical pots of rats gnawing through anuses, scary horses and wolves, and primal scene paralysis. He wins the Goethe prize, a writers award, named after the author of The Sorrows of Young Werther,Ž a text that inspires many youth to suicide. But this pirate writer revels in Freuds 1925 little essay, A Note Upon the Mystic Writing Pad.Ž The mystic writing pad is a childs toy that consists of a pro-tective sheet of clear plastic over thin waxed paper. This is mounted onto a wax tablet. A stylus is used to write on the plastic sheet. The resultant indentation in the wax appears through the plastic sheet as a dark trace in the waxed paper. The sheets can be lifted, making the marks invisible although still present, always indented in the wax tablet. We may think of the post-modern Etch-A-Sketch. Both these toys are infinitely recep-tive to new stories. But the mys-tic writing pad is more: It holds in the under-wax trace, legible in suitable lights,Ž all the stories recorded on it. And Freud sees the appearance and disappearance of the writingŽ like the flickering-up and passing-away of consciousness in the process of perception.Ž Many would say that Carla was rescued from the dark under. Or that Perse-phone is free as she roams over during her springs and summers. Many might say that this movement up and out is what Freud longs for as he creates to make unconscious conscious. Freud ends his essay writing of two hands, one writing and one lifting to erase. And of seeing in the waxen record only what has already been written. Who looks at the Bernini from the rear? 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 Use your “Mystic Writing Pad” COURTESY PHOTOHighlights of the visit coordinated by the JCC included a visit to Havana’s Patronato synagogue. Here, the visitors from Palm B each County gather on the steps of the synagogue, which first opened in 1953.


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PAGE 16 FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 Should a chair be a conversation pieceŽ or be comfortable? Twentieth-century designers chairs can be either, but theyre rarely both. A chair that looks like a huge cupped hand is hard to ignore or forget. It often is pictured but not identified. Pedro Friedeberg (b. 1936), an Italian-born designer from Mexico, is an architect, painter and designer of furni-ture and useless objects.Ž His HandŽ chairs were first made in the 1980s and still are in production. His work sells for high prices to todays collectors. Want an imaginative clock? Friedeberg made one with protruding hands that substitute for numerals. He cleverly made the hands with one, two, three, four or five fingers pointing up, then for numbers six to 12 he created hands with six fingers, seven fingers, etc. Another of his designs is the 1980s MariposaŽ (Butterfly) chair. A large, colorful mahogany butterfly is the seat, another is the back. It too is very out of the ordinary and lumpy, but its com-fortable. A new young group of collectors searches for the work of designers from the 1930s to 2000 and often pays very high prices. Works by famous designers have gone up in value while much of the collecting market has gone down. Q: I have a bright red plastic biscuit cutter that says For BisquicksŽ on the handle and BonnywareŽ on the side. I still use it to make baking powder bis-cuits. It was my mothers. Any idea how old it is?A: We have been told that Bonny Ware plastic was made by Reynolds Spring Co. of Jackson, Mich., but we are not sure. The company is not on any of our lists of manufacturers of plastic kitchen wares. Bisquick became a brand name in 1931 and still is on the market. We are sure the cutt er was meant to be used to make baking powder biscuits using Bisquick, probably about 1960. The added sŽ may have been a way to avoid suggesting the makers of Bisquick endorsed the product. Hundreds of biscuit c utters, salt-and-pepper sets and other bright plastic pieces marked Bonny WareŽ are for sale on the Internet for prices as low as $5, but no one seems to know who made them. Can anyone help? Q: I have some old blue and white plates from China. I was told they are called CantonŽ or NankingŽ because of the pattern. What is the difference?A: Canton and Nanking are both patterns of dishes made in China from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. Both are named for cities in China where the dish-es were thought to have been made, but we now know that Nanking was the port used to ship the dishes. Both patterns are blue and white and both have a scene with a landscape, building, bridge and trees. Nanking has a spear and postŽ bor-der and often has some gold trim. Canton has a rain and cloudŽ border. There is sometimes a person on the bridge on a Nanking plate, but never on a Canton plate. Nanking is a better-quality product with crisp decorations and extra gold trim. Both Canton and Nanking dishes were made for the American market and after 1891 were marked ChinaŽ or Made in China.Ž Some dishes have an orange peel glaze.Ž This is caused by using too thick a glaze and should not affect the price. In the 1950s, collec-tors could find dishes for a few dollars each and often assembled a full dinner service for a family. Today both Nanking and Can-ton are classed as Chinese Export chinaŽ and bring much higher prices „ $150 for a Nan-king plate and $350 for a 9-inch Canton bowl. Q: I just found a bottle of Bols creme de menthe at the back of my grandfathers liquor cabinet. The label says 1868. Inside the bottle is a ballerina who spins while music plays. How much is this old bottle worth?A: Your bottle was not made in 1868. That was the year Bols was taken over by new management. The musical bottle was sold from 1957 to 1980. The Dutch compa-ny sold several different types of liqueur, Form at odds with function in popular designs KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terry KOVEL O including creme de menthe, in the bottle. It is a very common bottle worth about $20. The bottles are offered online for about $60 with the original box down to $10 for a worn bottle. Tip: If you accidentally dust off a bit of veneer, a loose screw or a piece of metal mounting, immediately put it in an envelope in a drawer or tape or pin it to the back of the furniture. When you have time, decide if you or an expert should do the needed restoration. These small pieces should be carefully saved because they can never be exactly duplicated. Q „ Kovels Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, 2011,Ž 43rd edition, is an accurate source for current prices. This large-size paperback has more than 2,600 color photographs and 42,000 up-to-date prices for more than 775 categories of antiques and collectibles. Youll also find hundreds of factory histories and marks and a report on the record prices of the year, plus helpful sidebars and tips about buying, selling, collecting and preserving your treasures. Available online at, by phone at 800-303-1996, at your bookstore, or send $27.95 plus $4.95 postage to Price Book, Box 22900, Beachwood, OH 44122. n ever on nk in g is a d uct with and extra a nton an d re ma d e mark e t marked ad e in s h ave z e.Ž y a d c e. c hes a ch e d a fo r h ch inaŽ h ig he r b Th o nl i t he $ 10 T dust l oos e m eta l m p ut it drawer b a c k of you have a n ex p e r restorat i should be c t hey can n e c ate d Q „Kov el COURTESY PHOTOPut butterflies in your living room with this Mariposa chair made in the 1980s. The 35-inch-high chair brought $5,490 at a recent Rago auction in Lambertville, N.J. MONEY & INVESTINGDo your homework before buying a condoJust buy a condo. Why would you buy a house with all those responsibilities? Youre only down here for three months.Ž This friendly advice was oft given by a Florida local or seasoned snowbird in years prior to 2007. It has now morphed into: get a condo but do a heck of a lot of homework first and then zero in on only the strongest of condo developments.Ž Across the country there are pockets of residential real estate strength. In Flori-da, there are some such pockets too. For instance, (Fort Lauderdales little secret: Condo market is quite healthyŽ Miami Herald, March 28, 2011) And even in relatively weak markets such as Miami and Southwest Florida, there are sections of town and/or developments that are uncharacteristically strong, as in few foreclosures or delinquent owners and, in these cases, Just buy a condoŽ probably rings true.But outside of the strongest housing markets and financially strongest locations/ developments, there are a multitude of major cities where buying a condo is tan-tamount to walking among land mines. (Lenders steer clear of blackballed condo buildings,Ž Chicago Tribune, March 8, 2011)Why? Not just the number of residential foreclosures but, importantly, their unique effects on condo unit owners who have found themselves paying additional amounts in condo fees in order to cover their neighbors unpaid assessments. Land-scaping, water, pool maintenance, and reserves for repair still have to be paid even if it means a greater allocation of cost to paying members „ at least temporarily. The bad news can get a lot worse, or so says Bob Meisner, an expert in condo issues who dwells in Naples but has a large practice out of state. Although statutes are state-spe-cific and although market conditions vary by locale, there are some generalities that can serve as a basis for critical questions. Here is Meisners skinnyŽ on this complicated subject. Foreclosures came on strong starting in 2007. The banks didnt have a huge inventory of properties that were in default. So the banks proceeded to foreclose as it seemed to them that prices and their attendant secured interests could recover.Ž But, by 2010, the banks figured that foreclosure actually was not so good for them. They wanted people to stay in the home or condo and pay the electric, pay the water, pay the taxes, pay the landscaping and pay the condo or homeowner fees. They knew that they were now looking at a long time before a foreclosed property could sellƒat a decent price or at any price,Ž Meisner says. If you talk to bankers, such is not the case. They argue that any non-performing mortgage is a hit on their balance sheets capital and that they prefer to take the loss and move on to greener loans. From their perspective, federal and state laws thwart removal of the owner from a property in foreclosure and delay the foreclosure process. Whatever the reasoning behind the delay in foreclosure, the effect „ an expensive mess „ is still felt by the condo association. From the associations viewpoint, how long can this problem remain unresolved? There is a three-year window for property taxes in Florida; the banks can be current or let the taxes accrue with penalties. It can be argued that within that three-year window, there is little incentive for the banks to fore-close because they then have to pay condo assessments in arrears per state specific statute and pay assessments prospective-lyƒ until the unit is ultimately sold. These problems are generally not true with a single-family home; home mainte-nance costs are paid by the bank „ just to maintain the value of the home. No one else is on the hook to pay the single familys bills for water, pool, landscape, exterior insurance, etc. What to do? There are lawyers, like Meisner, who specialize in condos. The aggressive ones retained by troubled asso-ciations are forcing the banks to close and accept responsibility for the units; they are pushing through the labyrinth of federal and other hurdles that delay foreclosures. Meisner finds that there are often a host of condo issues such as developers aban-doning projects with unsold lots; half-built units; or failure to complete the common areas. So what is Meisners advice to a prospective buyer? Of course he says to read his book, Condo Living: A Survival Guide for Buying, Owning and Selling a Condo.Ž A short form version is his list of dos and donts at But his advice for the Florida condo associations facing sticky, yucky and com-plicated legal issues is to get an aggressive legal advocate who can think outside the box; the same ol, same ol routines do not suffice or no longer apply. Some of Meisners maneuvers might have application in Florida and other states. In cases where the bank is not paying the condo fees, the associations counsel needs to track the mortgage. Mortgages get sold or assigned and this opens windows of opportunity. He has successfully argued in Michigan court to the associations benefit that a new or successor mortgagor is sec-ondary to the associations lien. How so? He argued that the first mortgagees senior lien position does not transfer to a second holder of the mortgage. This has resulted in the association recouping all of its assess-ments, costs and attorney fees. Meisner is also pursuing legal claims that the bank is refusing to exercise their right of foreclosure for self-serving reasons. By not exercising this right, the banks inter-est in the unit is being protected by the association; the bank gets a benefit of main-tenance but isnt paying for it.Ž In short, there are new realities in buying condos anywhere. Beyond pricing, terms, financing, etc., the quality of your invest-ment will depend in part on the extent of your upfront investigation and help from experienced legal counsel. Q „ Jeannette Rohn Showalter, CFA, can be reached at 444-5633, ext. 1092, or Her office is at The Crexent Business Center, Bonita Springs. jeannette SHOWALTER CFA O


BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESS INDUSTRY WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 A17 End of an ERAFLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOThe high-end furniture store in Palm Beach Gardens is selling inventory and closing its doors.“When Robb & Stucky emerges in the Florida markets, many of the former employees will rejoin the new company.” — Clive Lubner, former CEO FLORIDA WEEKLY PHOTOThe historic Robb & Stucky building in downtown Fort Myers.The old Robb & Stucky company building on Hendry Street in downtown Fort Myers bears the name fashioned into its brick faade „ though the firm went on to greater success, and hasnt owned the downtown building for decades. Since the home furnishings and interior design com-pany was ordered liquidated by a Tampa judge on March 8, the handsome four-story structure looks more like a memorial: either to longevity „ it lasted 96 years „ or to its falling victim t and extensive contacts, this new company has tremen-dous opportunities, given the goodwill felt by the community toward Robb & Stucky and the Lubner family.Ž Some 760 remaining employees who stand to lose work were still reeling last week. Some wrote letters pleading with a bankruptcy judge to give the company time to find another investor and work out the debts. That didnt happen, but nonprofits jumped to the companys defense. The companys roster of support is broad. This past February in Palm Beach Gardens, it hosted a City Lights for Life, a fundraiser for Can-cer Alliance of Health & Hope Inc., which raised more than $15,000. And at the Boca Raton store, in Mizner Park, it hosted the Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundations Sit. Stay. Sleep.Ž designer dog bed silent auction. The January event helped raise more than $25,000 for hospice programs and services. The Boca Raton store also was a drop-off point for the Palm Beach County School Districts Holiday Toy Drive. We were able to do four fundraisers with them, and we averaged $20,000 a year,Ž says Jean Fisch-er, executive director of Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope, based in Tequesta. We are very sorry to see them go.Ž Mrs. Fischer says Robb & Stucky was very generous in lending its space to charities such as hers. They were a very, very community-minded business. Anything you needed for auction items, they would pony up,Ž Mrs. Fischer says, noting that her Feb. 17 event was held the day before the company filed for bankruptcy. It sponsored the American Cancer Societys Cattle Barons Ball last year in Lee County, as well as the most recent play at Florida Repertory The-atre. Employees last year raised thousands of dol-lars for Laces of Love, w hich buys shoes for children. The company has sponsored WGCU public radio and television shows since 1985. They have been an underwriter with us longer than any other company in town,Ž said Barbara Steinhoff, WGCUs marketing director. BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@” SEE ROBB & STUCKY, A22 XRobb & Stucky stores in liquidation

PAGE 18 FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 NETWORKING Junior League of the Palm Beaches Social & Membership Meeting We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” CASADO / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Ashley and Courtney Stafford 2. Jennifer Lazzara and Karen Holloway 3. Amy Alvarez and Allison Warren 4. Shanna Stark and Kelly Jackson 5. Sarah Templeton and Lindsay Demmery 6. Patricia Taeger and Sachi Yannaccone 7. Kimberly Lyon and Jill Pritch 8. Terry Fekete and Mary Bart Houston 9. Meaghan Flenner and Susan Gibson 10. Kimberly Whetsel and Jennifer Lazzara 11. Katherine Kiziah and Christina Urena 12. Kelly Ringold and Ann Breeden 1 2 57 6 9 10 11 12 8 34


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REAL ESTATE A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYWEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 A21 Luxury motor coach community offers amenitiesGLADESRESPITE IN THE HISTORIC TOWN OF EVERGLADES City sits Everglades Isle, a luxury motor coach retreat. Here, the river meets the gulf, providing easy access to some of the worlds finest fishing. Here, desert-ed island beaches beckon boaters to come explore their sugar sand beaches. Here, a rare glimpse of Floridas wild-life is just an airboat ride away. Nestled along the Barron River, Everglades Isle provides a blend of modern amenities amidst a natural setting. The insight behind South Floridas luxury motor coach resort, marina and club came from a group of individuals who saw the potential to offer some-thing to todays sophisticated motor coach enthusiasts. The goal is to appeal to discerning buyers who appreciate the luxury of living in a tropical enclave, complete with amenities in a natural waterfront setting. Each of the 61 38-feet by 60-feet landscaped motor coach sites accom-modate coaches up to 45 feet in length with room for an additional passenger vehicle. Lots are available for purchase or rent. Buyers can choose to purchase a dock and docks are also available for purchase without a site. The retreat offers a number of lifestyle features, including an 8,500square-foot Lighthouse Club, complete with movie theater, fitness center (with separate mens and womens locker rooms), resort-style pool and spa, bil-liards table, lounge and spa treatment rooms. Wi-fi is available throughout the resort. In addition to on-site amenities, numerous outdoor activities surround Everglades Isle. The resort is a boaters paradise, and offers an on-site marina with fueling station. More than half of the sites are located next to their own private dock. Boaters can set a course down the Barron River for a secluded beach, or for the more seasoned cap-tains, venture into the Gulf of Mexico. When land-based adventure is on the agenda, the abundant wildlife, natural beauty and recreational opportunities of nearby Everglades National Park are minutes away. There is even a nearby shooting range. For a stay that takes in culture, shopping, fine dining or golf, visitors and residents can take the short trip north to Marco Island and Naples. From outlet malls to high-end retail, from gourmet dining to professional theater, Naples is a treasure trove of exciting and varied lifestyle choices. Everglades Isle prides itself on a friendly staff, available to visitors and residents of the resort for assistance in securing reservations, transportation or recommendations. For a limited time, Everglades Isle is offering reduced rental rates and spe-cial lot incentives for those wishing to purchase. We have been experiencing our busiest season yet,Ž says developer Mark Connolly. By offering these spe-cial rental rates and sales incentives, we hope to continue this momentum by providing the very best value possible,Ž adds Connolly. Realtor and Everglades City resident Bob Wells, sums it up well when he shares his experience of living and working in the area. Were on the edge of a wilderness, a place that most people have never experienced and yet, we have every modern amenity at our disposal and are so close to so much. It is truly the best of all worlds.Ž Special waterfront rentals rates in effect for a limited time start at $59 a night, lot sales priced from $146,250. For more information call 239-6952600. Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOEverglades Isle is located near the Barron River close to the Gulf.COURTESY PHOTOEverglades Isle offers a number of amenities for luxury motor coach home owners, including a fitness center, theater and pool.

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Draperies & Window Coverings Maga-zine called it a turnaround yearŽ for the company, reporting that it was barely doing $2 million a year in annual sales.Ž Mr. Lubner became Robb & Stuckys CEO and built the company to more than $274 million. He has a home in Fort Myers, where the company was launched in 1915 by Virgil Robb and W.R. Lee, as a general merchandise store. Two years later, Harry Stucky joined the partnership. The company took on its current name in 1925, when Mr. Lee left the company and the four-story brick building downtown was erected as a warehouse and showroom. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford reportedly bought furnishings from Robb & Stucky for their Fort Myers win-ter homes. In the recent boom years, the firm expanded into markets within Florida, as well as Nevada and Arizona, which were hit especially hard when the real estate bubble burst. Another showroom in Texas was opened, as was a hospitality business based in Costa Rica. Yet Robb & Stucky was weathering the economic storm. However, two years ago, the companys chief lender for 20 years, Bank of America, brought pressure on the firm. It forced Robb & Stucky to inject more equity in the com-pany at a time when major firms such as Lehman Brothers couldnt find equity partners and other companies, such as GE, were having trouble selling its commercial paper (short-term loans to finance operations). Robb & Stucky, meanwhile, was able to attract an equity investor and appease the bank. But the long term banking rela-tionship had changed. In December 2010, Clive Lubner said in a statement, the furniture company missed its gross receipts covenant with the bank by less than 1 percent, a num-ber that management disputed because the bank didnt count more than $1.5 million in credit card purchases that had not cleared the bank. That resulted in a further decrease of the loan amount, this time by $14 million. Again, Robb & Stucky went looking for equity partners to fill the lending gap. In January 2010, Clive Lubner said, it secured a partner that would reduce Bank of Americas loan exposure by 50 percent. But the bank said it was fatiguedŽ with the rela-tionship and would no longer assist the 96-year-old furniture retailer. It forced Robb & Stucky into bankruptcy. The companys announcement of the Chapter 11 filing Feb. 18 seemed sudden, but the severity of the housing melt-down had already forced the closure of 10 corporate locations, resuting in 750 layoffs. The company was given only 14 days between the filing and the liquida-tion bid being accepted to conclude its negotiations with an investor to save the business,Ž Mr. Lubner said. This was an unusually accelerated bankruptcy proceeding for the mid-size company, a mere fraction of the reasonable time allowed.Ž The restructuring officer fired most of the companys senior management and agreed to renege on deposits customers had made. This infuriated the former managers who went to court in Tampa to plead for the customers. The court rejected their motion. The liquidation continues today.At its peak, the company had about 1,300 employees, and 30 showrooms in Florida, Texas, Arizona, North Caro-lina, Nevada and Costa Rica. It stocked upscale brands such as Tommy Bahama, Paloma, Trump Home, Monterey, Ralph Lauren and Elements. It was known in the industry as a pioneer in visual mer-chandising displays. I think its a humbling mark. In our industry, the furniture industry, the sales reps really depended on Robb & Stucky for many of the large orders,Ž says Gil Walsh of Gil Walsh Interiors, based in Riviera Beach. Everyone has to reinvent themselves in this market. Ive had to do that with my business.Ž Mrs. Walsh says that as larger furniture companies like Robb & Stucky fail, clients will seek out smaller firms. And that means furniture company reps who have lost their big clients will want to work with smaller companies. Furniture stores no longer can put inventory on the floor „ they can no longer afford it,Ž she says. Another prediction:Now well see a lot of the Robb & Stucky designers scrambling and therell be smaller studios thatll be opening up,Ž Mrs. Walsh says. Thats the way Euro-peans work „ smaller scale. Ateliers.Ž She sees this as a positive.I think its going to be good. I feel badly for whats happening to Robb & Stucky, but its what happening in the world.Ž Staff writer Scott Simmons contributed to this story. STUCKYFrom page A17


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FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE B SECTION WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 INSIDE You must see ‘Crazy’Critic Hap Erstein says “Crazy for You” sets a new standard for the Maltz. B4 X First film festSharon Gless appears at the first Palm Beach women’s film festival. B9 XThe Kravis Centers 2011-2010 Kravis on Broadway series offers something old, something new and some new takes on some musical chestnuts. The Addams FamilyŽ „ Nov. 8-13 „ In this kooky, spooky musical, the Add-ams Family is surprised when daughter Wednesday has a normalŽ boyfriend. HairŽ „ Jan. 10-15 „ The Public Theaters new Tony-winning produc-tion includes such songs as Aquarius,Ž Let the Sun Shine In,Ž Good Morn-ing, StarshineŽ and Easy To Be Hard.Ž Word of warning: The Kravis says there is a dimly lit 20-second scene with nudity that is non-sexual in nature. La Cage aux FollesŽ „ Feb. 14-19 „ This production won three Tony Awards. The show tells the story of Georges, the owner of a glitzy nightclub in Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin, who moonlights as the chanteuse Zaza. When Georges son brings his fiances conservative parents home, the bonds of family are put to the test. Come Fly AwayŽ „ March 13-18, 2012 „ This show follows four couples as they fall in and out of love during one songand dance-filled evening at a crowded nightclub. Les Misrables Dream the DreamŽ „ Cameron Mackintosh presents a new production with new staging and rei-magined scenery. Series subscribers will receive renewals in mid-April. Subscriptions for all five productions are $140 to $419 and go on sale at 10 a.m. July 9. For ticket information contact the box office at 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471. Q Kravis draws on old, new for Broadway series No time warp“Source Code” gets 3 stars from critic Dan Hudak. B11 X Ahh, restless Spring Our relationship expert notes it’s mating season. B2 X GOdofcarnage SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY I N AN UPSCALE BROWNSTONE IN Brooklyn, two couples meet over cake and coffee to discuss calmly how to handle a violent playground incident between their 11-year-old sons. But their egos quickly get in the way of civility, as these parents are soon reduced to children themselves. That is what happens in God of Carnage,Ž the 2009 Tony Award-winning Best Play, which begins previews April 10 at the Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton, prior to its official opening on April 15. Although most of the four cast members are not parents, they have had no problem relating to this situation. TONY-WINNING PLAY OPENS AT CALDWELL THEATRE ON APRIL 13BY HAP ERSTEINherstein@” COURTESY PHOTOKim Cozort, sitting left; Kim Ostren-ko, and Michael Serratore, standing left, and Nick Santa comprise the four-member cast of the Tony-award winning play being staged at the Caldwell Theatre.SEE GOD, B4 X

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PAGE 28 FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 Ive seen it because I live in a condo and I was involved, unfortunately, with the board for a while,Ž says Kim Ostrenko, who plays wealth manager Annette. Wow, do you see it there. Those people go crazy. All decorum goes out the window, and they just go down to their most primitive behav-ior.Ž Michael Serratore, playing wholesaler Michael, is a father of two boys. He recalls a recent soccer field incident. My son was doing well in this par-ticular game and this other kid didnt like it. All of a sudden he threw a punch at my son,Ž he says. I was kind of shocked. I told my son, Hey, Gian Carlo, I dont want you to be a bully, but dont you let anybody intimidate you on that field. Its a very human thing. And I think that is sort of what this play says. We aspire to godliness, but we also have a base nature.Ž God of CarnageŽ was written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton, the team that brought another, similar Tony-winning play to Broadway 13 years ago, Art.Ž As director Kenneth Kay observes about Reza, Shes very interested in discovering whats underneath rela-tionships, whether its three guys deal-ing with a painting or two sets of par-ents dealing with an altercation. She loves to peel away those layers. From a structural point of view, its the kind of play that I like to direct,Ž says Kay. Its got a real mix of out-landish comedy, some funny physical stuff and ultimately, its just a great story about these four people.Ž The boorish behavior makes the play seem so American, yet when God of CarnageŽ premiered in London, the characters were all French and the play took place in Paris. And what does that tell you about the universality of people?Ž asks actor Nick Santa Maria, who plays cell phone-obsessed lawyer Alan, Annettes husband. Yes, jerkdom knows no boundaries,Ž chimes in Kay. Isnt it nice that somebodys writing stories about people?Ž asks Santa Maria. Theres no glitz, theres no gimmicks, its just about people. And whats more interesting than that?Ž Well, there is one special effect, when the argument gets so heated that Annette gets physically ill with an impressive instance of projectile vomiting. Ostrenko, the designated hurler, refuses to divulge how the effect is accomplished. Its a trade secret. Youll just have to come see it,Ž she says with a deadpan expression. But dont sit in the front row.Ž Other less gag-inducing challenges loom for the cast. I think as an actor this is one of the best exercises in listening,Ž says Kim Cozort, who plays writer Veronica, Michaels wife. Because with one word it can turn on a dime. Alliances can change „ male against female, couple against couple „ but you have to be present at every moment. Its such an ensemble piece that we have to be on at all times, lis-tening, ready. With this play, theres nowhere to hide.Ž One thing the cast will be focusing on in previews will be cuing the audi-ence that it is OK to laugh at their hor-rible behavior. Weve got to get them to respond, to feel comfortable laugh-ing at this situation, because there is so much wonderful humor in this play, notes Kay. Along with all the other nasty things that happen. But I hope they see the humanness and, maybe, a little of themselves, if not their neigh-bors.Ž Santa Marias parents are thrilled that he is back at the Caldwell, where he previously performed 11 years ago. But, he adds, My mother is afraid to come see the show. Shes not sure she wants to come. She said, Whats it like? I said, Ma, its a comedy, but its kind of unpleasant. We really show people for what they are. Shes not sure she wants to see her son be unpleasant. The last time she saw me here was in Over the River and Through the Woods, which was this kind of feel good play, with a lot of warmth. This is the opposite.Ž Santa Maria adds, I think it will benefit people to see this show, if only to look into a mirror that you dont look into everyday. Its an opportunity to really connect with some people that may not seem so pleasant, but will probably stay with you.Ž Ostrenko agrees, but she takes a different approach to the question of why potential theatergoers should get tickets for God of Carnage.Ž Also its going to be a funny, wild ride,Ž she emphasizes. And they will recognize these types of people. If they have the courage, they will recognize them-selves.Ž If Im not mistaken, we are one of the first regional theaters in this coun-try to be able to perform this play,Ž adds Cozort. So audiences will have the chance to see the Tony Award winning play, and theyre going to have first dibs at it.Ž Says Kay, Its going to be a great night of fun, excitement, adventure ƒŽ  ƒ and vomit,Ž adds Ostrenko. Q GODFrom page B1This season, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre has taken us back in time to the golden age of television with 12 Angry MenŽ and the final days of vaudeville with Jolson at the Winter Garden.Ž Ironically, its most buoyant production involves a return to the Depression era, the period of the toe-tapping Gershwin musical Crazy for You.Ž Not only is the show set in the 30s, but its any-excuse-for-a-song approach and gag-a-minute script harken back to the stage style of those days. While the show was actually written in 1992, long after musicals began tackling such weightier subjects as the French revolution and vengeful homicidal barbers, Crazy for YouŽ is satisfied with worrying about whether New Yorker Bobby Child will ride off into the sunset with small-town cowgirl Polly Baker. Stuffed with crowd-pleasing production numbers and quick location chang-es, Crazy for YouŽ is a challenging show to pull off well, but the Maltz makes it look easy. Credit is due largely to director Mark Martino, who managed a similar feat last season with La Cage aux Folles.Ž This time, he is aided by the inventive ener-getic and occasionally simply elegant choreography of Shea Sullivan, and by ingratiating comic leading man Matt Loehr. Chances are they will have you captivated from the opening dance number in which Bobby, groomed for a banking career but yearning to be a song-and-dance-man, conjures up a quintet of winsome chorus girls and they cavort their way through the upbeat I Cant Be Bothered Now.Ž While that number would be the high point of most other shows, the Maltz is just warming up. Still to come is a falling-in-love dance montage to Shall We Dance,Ž a props parade, I Got Rhythm,Ž and a kick-up-his-heels solo for Loehr to Nice Work If You Can Get It.Ž Farce specialist Ken Ludwig came up with the story line, a trifle about Bobby being sent out west to Deadrock, Ne-vada, to foreclose on a dormant theater. Instead he falls hopelessly in love with Polly. To win her, he masquerades as Broadway impresario Bella Zangler, a mistaken identity plot not far off from Ludwigs Lend Me a Tenor.Ž The fact that he packs his script with wheezy old jokes puts the emphasis on the Gershwin score, laden with such familiar standards as Embraceable You,Ž Someone to Watch Over Me,Ž But Not For MeŽ and They Cant Take That Away From Me.Ž If a score like this gets you thinking that they dont write them like this anymore, youre right. Loehr is a genuine find, a performer who can be both a romantic lead and a rubber-limbed physical comedian, often at the same time. Vanessa Sonan (Polly) usually plays straight man to him, but she also knows how to belt a ballad and execute an a cappella tap dance. The rest of the 17-member cast is solid, with standout support from Michael Brian Dunn as the real Zangler, whose mirror image duet with Loehr to What Causes That?Ž is a prime example of the produc-tions precision. Dan Kuchars scenic design keeps bouncing back and forth from Manhattan to Deadrock with sly slide-in, drop-down, fold-out buildings. And Jose M. Rivera capably handles the profusion of cos-tumes, from very pink chorine outfits to the unfashionable duds of Deadrock. In these and so many other respects, Crazy for YouŽ sets a new production standard at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Q Inventive, precise “Crazy for You” sets new production standard for Maltz hap ERSTEIN O THEATER NOTES COURTESY PHOTOMatt Loehr and Vanessa Sonon perform in “Crazy for You” playing at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter. >> GOD OF CARNAGE, Caldwell Theatre Co., 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. April 10-May 15. Tickets: $27-$50. Call 241-7432. O in the know COURTESY PHOTOMichael Serratore (left) and Nick Santa play fathers whose sons have had an altercation, in “God of Carnage.” >> CRAZY FOR YOU, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Through April 17. Tickets: $43-$60. Call: 575-2223. O in the know


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PAGE 30 FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 " 1-day Pass, $30 save $4 o daily gate admission2-day Pass, $ 46 save $11 per day o daily gate admission5-day Pass, $ 60 only $12 per day, you save more than 50% o daily gate admission#&45%&"-BTUNJOVUFCVZFSTNJTTUIFTBWJOHT #VZUPEBZBOETBWF&BSMZ#JSE%JTDPVOUTBWFTZPVDBI 3FTFSWFE4FBUJOH5IF4UBOE 0SFOKPZ7*1VQHSBEFTJODMVEJOH7*1 IPTQJUBMJUZBOE(PME#BDLTUBHF1BTTFT XXXTVOGFTUDPNWJQ J M % 8 1 M # I Tickets online at or call 1-800-SUNFEST (786-3378) Where music meets the w aterfr ont!WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Thursday, April 7 Q Story time session at the Loxahatchee River Center 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Call 743-7123 or see Q Mos’Art Theatre Screenings of Caracho,Ž at 4:45 p.m., and Another Year,Ž at 7 p.m. Tickets: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q Midtown’s Music on the Plaza A free weekly concert series offering an eclectic mix of musical perfor-mances, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays through April 30, Midtown Palm Beach Gardens, 4801 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. April 7: Tairon Aguilera & His Florida Latin Beat Band. Free; Q Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks 6:30 and 9 p.m. April 7, Kravis Centers Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $38; 832-7469. Q Imperial Belly Dance Theatre presents a Spring Dance Concert Middle Eastern dance performances for stage, 7 p.m. April 7, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State Col-lege, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $15 in advance and $25 at the door; 358-8132 or Q The Comedy Corner at Sapphire Lounge 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 Minor League Opening Day The Jupiter Hammerheads play the Fort Myers Miracles, 6:35 p.m. April 7-8, Roger Dean Stadium, Abacoa, Jupiter. Ticket information, 775-1818. Q The Artful Home Hugh ONeill, artist and Lighthouse ArtCenter painting instructor, and Blaine Riedel, owner of Partners on Design fine art gallery and interior design studio, will speak on the artful aspects of interior. The event also will include a complimentary wine tast-ing. It is 5:30-8 p.m. April 7 at Suite 5 in Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Free; 746-3101. Friday, April 8 Q Abacoa Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series Noon-3 p.m. Fridays, Abacoa Amphitheater and Village Green, Main Street and University Boulevard, Jupiter. Free. Bring lunch or purchase from local vendors. April 8: Steve Jones of Acoustic Remedy. April 15: Anthony James. April 22: Brian Bobo. April 29: Jeff Harding. May 6: Anthony James. May 15: Steve Jones of Acoustic Remedy. May 20: Brian Bobo. May 27: Rob Arenth. Informa-tion: or 253-8080. Q Mos’Art Theatre Screenings of 3 BackyardsŽ and Heartbeats.Ž Various times, April 8-14. Premiere screening of the skateboarding film SPREADtheGOODŽ at 8 p.m. April 8 (free admission). Opening night tickets: $6. General admission: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q Dick Fox’s Golden Boys Starring Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell, 8 p.m. the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25-$110; 832-7469. Q Art on Park Ann Lawteys Figures on Movements,Ž oils on canvas and monotypes, April 8-May 5. Gallery is at 800 Park Ave., Lake Park; 355-0300. 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 Downtown Divas Singers perform 6-10 p.m. Fridays through the month of April. April 8: Raquel Williams. April 15: Samm. April 22: DeeDee Wilde. April 29: Chad & Heather. Downtown at the Gar-dens Centre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gar-dens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Q “You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up” with Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn, 7:30 p.m. April 8, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 9 and 7:30 p.m. April 10, the Kravis Centers Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $34; 832-7469. Q Eric Lindell The singer brings his blend of soul, blues-rock, and swampy R&B to Guanabanas, 960 N. A1A, Jupiter. Its 9 p.m. April 8. No cover; 747-8878. Q Monger Intensely athletic dancing is heightened by surreal theatrical vignettes in Barak Marshalls dance piece, 8 p.m. April 8-9, the Duncan Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Congress Avenue at Sixth Avenue South, Lake Worth. Tickets: $37; 868-3309. Saturday, April 9 Q Fishing Club Yard Sale Benefits the Palm Beach County Fishing Foundation, 7 a.m.-noon, West Palm Beach Fishing Club, corner of Fifth Street and North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Donations welcome. 832-6780. Q 4th Annual Rooney’s 5k & Kids Mile 7:45 a.m. April 9, Rooneys Public House, Abacoa Town Center, 1153 Town Center Drive, Jupiter. Fees: $25 gen-eral registration through April 7; $30 on April 8, $35 on April 9; $20 Abacoa resi-dents, $15 students. To register, log on to Q Share Your Spare Fitness Fair Also includes 100K, 50K cycling event and 10K Family Fun Ride, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9, Abacoa Town Center, Jupiter. There will be multiple vendors and local fitness and health professionals sharing their experience teaching classes and giv-ing demonstrations. Proceeds will benefit Team USA in the World Transplant Games as well as the Kidney Association of South Florida! Register at: Q Arrival of the Easter Bunny 10 a.m. April 9, The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens. Breakfast with Bunny, ben-efiting St. Jude Childrens Hospital, is at 10 a.m. April 10, Center Stage, Nordstrom Court. It will consist of pancakes, Belgian waffles, and Danish ebelskivers, which are light, fluffy pancakes filled with jam, chocolate, or light cream cheese. Each guest will receive a complimentary Easter basket with treats, and a free stuffed bunny from Pottery Barn at the ticketed break-fast. There are many prizes, surprises, and happenings, including cupcake decorat-ing, face painting and more. Tickets: $10 children, $12 adults; on sale at the Guest Services Desk in the Grand Court. Q Kids Story Time 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Q Holy Smoke’s American Bistro & Bar Performances by Phill Fest & Friends, 4-7 p.m. Saturdays and The Adriana Samargia Jazz Combo, 4-7 p.m. Sundays. Kitchen open until midnight, bar open until 3 a.m. daily. 2650 PGA Blvd., PGA Plaza, Palm Beach Gardens; 624-7427. Q Beach Cardinals vs. St. Lucie Mets 6:35 p.m., Roger Dean Stadium, Abacoa, Jupiter. Game is fol-lowed by fireworks and Beatles tribute band Let It Be.Ž Tickets, call 775-1818. Q International Music Series Performances 6-10 p.m. Saturdays through the month of April. April 9: Oriente (world Afro funk). Fito Espinola Band (inter-national folk and jazz). April 23: Island Heat (calypso and soca). April 30: Tommy Tunes Digital Karaoke. Downtown at the Gardens Centre Court, 11701 Lake Victo-ria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Q Auditions For Guys & DollsŽ/Once on this Island,Ž 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 9. Standing Ovation Performing Arts will host a Musical Theatre Production Class on Saturday mornings. Bring a song (no music required) and wear clothes and shoes you can dance in! Be prepared to sing, learn a dance and read from a script at the audition. Performances are e k e s r e s l 1 7 : t s s i v 8 B S $ Q Q B F F N D Q Q K P T e A d w Boz Scaggs — 8 p.m. April 13, the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $20-$95; 832-7469. COURTESY PHOTO


CHILDREN’S AUDITIONS! FOR BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 8 – 13DEL;C8;H(/:;9;C8;H'."(&'' at the MALTZ JUPITER THEATREOpen auditions for next seasons production of 3ATURDAY!PRILRDs.OONrPM THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE PRESENTS Register online at Audition hotline: rr Registration required! Florida Atlantic University’s L IFELONG L EARNING S OCIETY in Jupiter offers non-credit courses in history, political science, lm, music, art, theater and more with no homework, tests or stress Join us for the 2011 Summer Semester! A semester of four and eight-week courses on lm, art and foreign policy for learners of all ages May 17 Unconstrained Behavior in Film May 18 Meet the Masters: A Journey Through Modernism May 19 Can Evil States Change? If you would like to try a course, you can buy a $10 Lifelong Learning Explorer Ticket at the door. This does not include onetime lectures and special events. For a free Lifelong Learning catalog, call 561-799-8667 or visit Florida Atlantic University John D. MacArthur Campus – Jupiter 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter E-Mail: ADULT PRIMARY CARE MEDICINE J. Steven Kaufman, MD Adult Medical Care Physicals, acute and chronic illnesses, well checks, paps Insurance Issues? No insurance? Out of network? Large deductible? No problem! Affordable Fees Basic visit $78 Convenient Hours Mon … Thurs 1:30pm … 7:30pm Saturday 8:30am … 11:30am JSTADOC, INC. All We Need Is UŽAppointments Honored Walk-Ins Welcome 9121 N Military Trail, Suite 102Just north of Northlake Blvd. Across from Josephs MarketPalm Beach Gardens 561-630-0321 FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 B7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO tentatively scheduled for the end of July. Its at MosArt Theatre, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 707-5677. Q Turtlefest 2011 Hit bands B-Liminal, The Resolvers, Hit$how and Moska Project will take the stage while guests of all ages have up-close encounters with threatened and endangered sea tur-tles, educational activities, art, shopping, food and beverage, activities for children and more. TurtleFest 2011 will highlight seven regions of the world and the steps different countries are taking to promote ocean conservation. Free admission. Vol-unteers needed. Its 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 9 at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach; 627-8280. Q St. Clare School presents a Variety Show Singing, acting and dancing will be presented by fifththrough eighth-grade students at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $10; call 622-7171 or go to the school at 821 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach, 9 a.m.2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Q Comedian Tim Wilkins 8 p.m. April 9, The Atlantic Theatre, 6743 W. Indiantown Road, No. 34, Jupiter. Tickets: $20 advanced, $22 at the door; 575-4942 or Q SleepOut Raise money for The Lords Place, 7 p.m. April 9 at the Meyer Amphithe-atre, at Datura Street and Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach. There will be a music festival, inspiring stories and cer-emonies to raise awareness of homelessness. Then, you can sleep out in sleeping bags and tents. 537-4638 or Q “The Vagina Monologues” The award-winning play is based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Enslers inter-views with more than 200 women. Tickets: $15. Its at 7 p.m. April 9, MosArt Theatre, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 707-5677. Sunday, April 10 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 Michael Cavanaugh in Concert: The Music of Billy Joel and More With the Palm Beach Pops. Handpicked by Billy Joel to star in the hit Broadway musical Movin OutŽ as the original lead of the Piano Man, Tonyand Grammy-nominated Michael Cavanaugh combines the hits of Billy Joel with Just The Way You Are,Ž Piano ManŽ and New York State of Mind,Ž as well as other legends. Its at 8 p.m. April 10 at the Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $75-$85; 832-7677 or Q PipesPLUS!, with Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” A short program of organ music of Alain and Franck, followed by a performance of Pergolesis Stabat Mater,Ž with soprano, countertenor and piano, 3 p.m. April 10, St. Patrick Church, 13591 Prosperity Farms Road, Palm Beach


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B9 Palm Beach County is film festival central these days. In December, the county was home to the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, which won kudos for the quality of its films. Last month was the Palm Beach Interna-tional Film Festival, which honored actor Richard Jenkins. April brings the inaugural Palm Beach Wom-en’s International Film Festival, led by PJ Laing, former Palm Beach Jew-ish Film Festival director Karen Davis and local public relations execu-tive Terri Neil. The festival opens April 7 with a screening of “The Whistleblower,” directed by Larysa Kon-dracki and starring Vanessa Redgrave and Rachel Weisz. It runs through April 10. The lineup will include 10 world premieres, seven U.S. premieres and six East Coast premieres from 15 countries. Highlights include an appearance by Sharon Gless (“Cagney and Lacey,” “Queer as Folk”), producer and actress of “Hannah Free,” at the screening of the film at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Compass Community Center near downtown Lake Worth, followed by a party in Gless’ honor at The Cottage, a res-taurant/bar that’s just around the corner. Other Saturday events include a special program on Animated Films featuring the top female college animators in the country, and a panel of expert animators lead by animation and art professor Amy Berkowitz. On Saturday, a breakfast with the filmmakers and the Young Women’s Film Competition and Awards Presenta-tion will be held. “The artistic integrity of the international films we are presenting will put this festival on the map not only in Palm Beach County, but throughout the world,” Ms. Layng said in a statement. The festival will screen at Muvico Parsian at CityPlace, Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Theatre and PGA Cinemax in Palm Beach Gardens. The festival opens at 7 p.m. April 7 at Muvico with “The Whistleblower.” The drama is based on the experiences of Kath-ryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and exposed the U.N. cover-up of a sex scan-dal. Ms. Kondracki will attend and conduct a Q&A, followed by a rooftop party at Roxy’s Skybar on Clematis Street in down-town West Palm Beach. Tickets are $50 for both film and party and include trolley transportation by the West Palm Beach DDA, food and two cocktails per person. Individual movie tickets are $8 for matinee and students with valid ID and $10 for all films after 5 p.m. Tickets, passes and special events are all on sale at Passes start at $25. Visit or call (561) 712-1113. Q Sharon Gless to appear at women’s film festivalCurrent members and students of the Lighthouse Center for the Arts (LCA) will display their recent original artwork in the center’s Annual Member/Student Exhibi-tion and Art Sale. The exhibition is April 2 through April 27, with an opening recep-tion on April 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event and exhibition is free to members of the Lighthouse Center for the Arts and $5 for non-members. The annual spring exhibition is one of LCA’s most popular, and draws over 1,000 arts enthusiasts. The exhibition includes first-rate art of all media from drawing, painting and photography to ceramics, sculpture and fiber art. “This is such a special exhibi-tion because it showcases the artists in our community,” said Shannon Frezza, curator. “It really makes you realize how many talented and artistic people we have right in our own backyard. It’s also a great opportunity for art collectors to purchase work by up-and-coming artists for a great price, all while helping to support our unique organization.”The exhibition also benefits those considering an art class, as it gives viewers a chance to see the techniques LCA students learn in various courses. Almost every exhibiting artist attends the opening reception, making themselves available for questions and con-versations from guests about their artwork. “It’s exciting to see our community alive with such talent,” said director of marketing and development Laura Bessinger-Morse. “Some students begin a whole new life and career once they come to the arts — and it can happen at any age, at any time of life.” An important part of the Lighthouse Center for the Arts’ mission is to provide access to quality programs and facilities where new and established artists can create and express through the visual arts. For more information on the Lighthouse Center for the Arts Museum, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events visit or call 746-3101. The Lighthouse Center for the Arts is located in Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta,a half-mile west of US Hwy 1. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sat-urday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. z LCAFrezza – Carol Frezza’s Luminous Coconuts, acrylic and paper on can-vas, in the 2010 Member/Student Exhibi-tion and Art Sale at Lighthouse Center for the Arts, April 2 through 27. z LCAPalumbo – Liz Palumbo’s Lui, terra cotta sculpture, in the 2010 Mem-ber/Student Exhibition and Art Sale at Lighthouse Center for the Arts, April 2 through 27. z LCAPierre – Joseph Pierre’s Tears of Haiti, oil on canvas, in the 2010 Mem-ber/Student Exhibition and Art Sale at Lighthouse Center for the Arts, April 2 through 27. z LCABackhamre – Katarina Backhamre’s Waterfall, oil on canvas, in the 2010 Member/Student Exhibition and Art Sale at Lighthouse Center for the Arts, April 2 through 27. z LCAMotta – Nina Motta’s Piano Practice, oil on canvas, in the 2010 Mem-ber/Student Exhibition and Art Sale at Lighthouse Center for the Arts, April 2 through 27. z LCARoth – Peter Roth’s Cuillo at Twilight, oil and acrylic on canvas, in the 2010 Member/Student Exhibition and Art Sale at Lighthouse Center for the Arts, April 2 through 27. Q Lighthouse Center to exhibit student art workCOURTESY PHOTOSharon Gless FLORIDA WEEKLYB8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Gardens. Free, but free-will offering will be received; 626-8626. Q Steep Canyon Rangers Bluegrass concert at 3 p.m. April 10, the Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Tickets: $15; 655-7226 or purchase online at Q Joe Crookston Garden Folk Concerts presents the singer, 7 p.m. April 10, Mos’Art Theatre, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Tickets: $20. Reservations: (301) 807-7801 or Tuesday, April 12 Q African-American Film Festival April 12: “Brewster’s Millions,” starring Eddie “Rochester” Anderson (1945). At the Kravis Center’s Helen K. Pers-son Rehearsal Hall, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $10; 832-7469. Q Michael Mizrahi, Piano A Florida Debut — 7:30 p.m. the Kravis Center’s Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $30; 832-7469. Q Celebrity Bartending Evenings At 264 the Grill, 264 S. County Road, Palm Beach. April 12: The Greater South County Road Association. April 19: Dress for Success. April 26: YMCA. April 24: Wom-en’s Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County. Events are free to attend. 640-0050. Wednesday, April 13 Q “Break Up Support Group” 10 a.m. Wednesdays, various locations in Palm Beach Gardens. Sponsored by The Counseling Group, which provides free Christian counseling, classes and support groups; 624-4358. Q Hatchling Tales 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; 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 River Totters Arts n’ Crafts 9 a.m. second Wednesday of each month (next session is April 13), Loxahatchee River Center, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Arts and crafts for kids. Cost: $3; 743-7123. Q Basic Computer Class Noon1:30 p.m. April 13, Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. Free; 881-3330. Q “Things I Love” A benefit for Equine Rescue & Adoption Foundation, 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 13, featuring artists Talia Cerveti, Randy Grabo and Pam Pan-ella at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St., A-6, Jupiter; (954) 588-7275 or 747-2024. Q American Bocce League and Free Play 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, through May 25, Downtown Park (just south of the Cheesecake Factory), Down-town at the Gardens’ Centre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Q Boz Scaggs 8 p.m. April 13, the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $20-$95; 832-7469. Q Yesterday and Today The Interactive Beatles Experience — The audience creates the playlist for this show, 8 p.m. April 13, the Duncan Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Congress Avenue at Sixth Avenue South, Lake Worth. Tickets: $27; 868-3309. Q Lighthouse Sunset Tour Take in the sunset views and see the Jupi-ter Light turn on to illuminate the night sky second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Next tour: April 13. Visitors get an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom. Tour time approxi-mately 75 minutes. Tours are weather per-mitting, call for tour time. Must be 4 feet tall to climb, no flip-flops on tour. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum 500 Captain Armour’s Way (Beach Road and U.S. 1), Jupiter. $15 per person, RSVP required, 747-8380, Ext. 101, 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 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 “Nature Hangs in the Balance” GardensArt exhibition, Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Up through April 7. Free; 630-1100. Q Flagler Museum Museum is housed in Henry Flagler’s 1902 beaux-arts mansion, Whitehall. Through April 17: “The Extraordinary Joseph Urban,” 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 Lighthouse ArtCenter “Member Show and Sale,” April 12-26; reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 14. Museum is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Cost: Members free, $10 non-members ages 12 and up. Free admis-sion Saturdays, excludes golf exhibitions; 746-3101 or Q “Dinner with Friends” Donald Margulies’ play is directed by J. Barry Lewis through April 17 at Palm Beach Dramaworks, 322 Banyan Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $47; 514-4042, Ext. 1; An evening of wine tasting and art appreciation at Downtown. No feast—even one for the eyes—is complete without a glass or two of ne wine to tickle the senses as well as the fancy. So come out Thursday evening and toast the work of some of the nest local artists in South Florida. Presented by Whole Foods Market. Kick-off Spring with a fabulous jazz brunch in Downtown Park. Not your ordinary pancake Sunday. But a culinary delight for the taste buds accompanied by funky chord progressions and a Palm Beach Gardens springtime wafting through the air. The perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon. April 10th, 12-2pmDowntown Park (South of The Cheesecake Factory) DowntownAtTheGardens.comComplimentary Valet and Garage Parking us TODAY for Specials! B r ing t h i s ad for a F REE ri de on ou r Carou s e l !FW 040 7 7KH$UWRI:LQH 6XQGD\-D]]%UXQFK &HOHEUDWH6SULQJ'RZQWRZQMusic, wine and culture to satisfy the sophisticate in us all Thursday, April 14th, 6-8pmThe BoulevardBenetting the Armory Arts Center

PAGE 33 FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 W SEE ANSWERS, B5W SEE ANSWERS, B52011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved.FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES HOROSCOPES APTLY NAMED By Linda Thistle Q ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Whether a waiting period is taking longer than expected, or just seems that way, the anxious Lamb would do well to create a center of calm within heror himself, and not do anything rash. Q TAURUS (April 30 to May 20) P r actical matters dominate the week, but cultural activities also are favored, especially those that can be shared with someone special in the Bovines life. Some important news might be forthcoming. Q GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Y ou need t o know more about a possible career move in order to see if it offers a real opportunity or just a change. Youre sure to get lots of advice „ some of it good „ but the decision must be yours. Q CANCER (June 21 to July 22) T he arri val of hoped-for good news about a loved one dominates most of the week and provides a great excuse for the party-loving Moon Child to plan a special event to celebrate. Q LEO (July 23 to August 22) Leos and Leonas rushing t o f inalize their plans might want to think about slow-ing down the pace, or risk overlooking an important consideration that could become a sore point down the line. Q VIRGO (August 23 to September 2 2) The weeks challenges call for logical approaches. But sentiment also has its place. Sharing memories with a special someone, for example, strengthens the bond between you. Q LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A brand-new approach to a problem could have a good chance of succeeding if its based on a solid foundation of fact to strengthen its potential for standing up to scrutiny. Q SCORPIO (October 23 to November 2) A favorable report should give your optimism an important boost as you confront another phase of a chal-lenge. Dont be timid about accepting advice from someone you trust. Q SAGITTARIUS (November 22 t o Dec ember 21) You might want to target another goal if your current aim is continually being deflected. But stay with it until you find that first sign of an opening, and then follow through. Q CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Although offers of advice might not always please the usually sure-footed Goat, good counsel is always worth considering, especially from those whose experience can be invaluable. Q AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Dont rush to make up for lost time. Your productivity can be measured not only by what you do, but how you do it. Move carefully until the job is done the way you like it. Q PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Emer ging f acts about someone you know might cause you to rethink your relationship. But remember to make judgments in context of a full situation, not just on scraps of data. Q BORN THIS WEEK: You are known both for your love of acquiring beautiful things as well as for your gen-erosity to others. ++ 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:


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In produce, grapes were spotted. “Hey mom, please?” “Not today guys, we’re sticking to our list.” Surpri singly, no argument. Impressive! We entered the cereal aisle. T his is where it got funny… at least for me. “Mom, can we get this?” pointing to the Captain Crunch. “Not today, remember? We’re sticking to the list.” Here’s the conversation that prompted my question: “It’s on sale, you will save money!” “No.” “Pleeeaa assseeee?” “No.” “We won’t ask for anything else!” “Not today, please don’t ask aga in.” “We can make our own breakfast, you won’t have to help.” (h mmmmm… tempting). “No.” The excuses deteriorated to cut-throat tactics! “That’s not fair! You said we’ve been really good!” (oooh, good one! ) Here’s the kicker: ”Dad buys it, even if it’s not on your list.” BINGO! Emotional blackmail! Captain Crunch was in the basket. So the result? 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Then, after eight minutes of confusion, he, Christina and everyone else on their commuter train outside Chicago die when a bomb blows up the train. Cut to Colter locked in a holding facility and speaking to a military woman named Colleen (Vera Farmiga), who informs him hes part of a government experiment called the Source Code,Ž which enables him to cross over into another mans body in the last eight min-utes of that mans life. With a second, much larger bomb threatening to kill millions, Colter relives the incident over and over until he can figure out whos behind the bombs and prevent the next attack. He also predict-ably develops feelings for Christina (that, and some other deft emotional touches do well to bring out the humanity of the characters). A lot could have gone wrong here, including it becoming laughably silly every time Colter begins again, but Ben Ripleys script is appropriately grounded and never ridiculous. In fact, the explana-tion for whats happening, why and how is pretty thorough, and the film leaves no plot holes by the end of its 93 minutes. Director Duncan Jones also does a nice job of methodically bringing Colter through the story. As Colters knowledge increases both inside the Source Code and out, the drama heightens to a level of gripping suspense. But then, just as its prime for a spectacular climax, the film ends with a bit of a thud. Too bad. There are some genuine emotions and hard-core science fiction aspects in play here, which is good, because it adds heart and brain to the repeated explosions. Mr. Gyllenhaal deserves a lot of credit for holding everything together, but the depth that Ms. Monaghan, Ms. Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright (as the mad scientist who invents the Source Code) bring keeps the movie serious and urgent. Those who saw Mr. Jones previous film, the moody sci-fi drama Moon,Ž about a guy left alone for years on a lunar space station, will see definite similari-ties here „ themes of isolation, redemp-tion and how technology thats ahead of its time has a direct impact on individu-als. And if that sounds too heavy for you (sci-fi is traditionally very metaphorical), you can also enjoy Source CodeŽ for the solid entertainment it is. Q „ Dan Hudak is the chairman of the Florida Film Critics Circle and a nationally syndicated film critic. You can e-mail him at and read more of his work at FILMS ‘Source Code’ +++ Is it worth $10? Yes >> The voice of Colter’s father is Scott Bakula, the star of the TV show “Quantum Leap,” which was about a guy who time traveled into the bodies of others in order to solve problems. in the know dan HUDAK O Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$2995*PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B13 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@” Pants Party & Cocktail to Benefit the Arc of Palm Beach County at The Gardens MallFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY RACHEL HICKEY/ FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Donna Fontanarosa, Barbara Posten and Dympna Walsh2. Kellie McAfee, Tara Pregnolato and Christina Sotolongo3. Leigh Copin and Laura Smeenge4. Jackie Rosen, Morris Rosen and Kim Hanson5. Frank Bukow and Emily Sandquist6. Gale McCormack and Ed Chase7. Patrick Matee and Jodi Zarosi8. Michelle McGann, Donna Lewis, Cathy Polselli and Marci Meyerowich9. Tommy Baldwin and Jason Mckenna 1 4 58 9 6 7 23

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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 7-13, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15 Russell’s Blue Water Grill>> Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri.Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight; Sunday, 5 p.m.-10 p.m.>> Reservations: Accepted >> Credit cards: All major cards >> Price range: Soups and appetizers, $5.95$12.95; entrees, $16.95-$22.95>> Beverages: Full bar >> Seating: Tables, booths, bar>> Specialties of the house: Coconut curry snapper, Mango lobster tempura, White truf e chicken, mac and cheese>> Volume: Moderate to energetic >> Parking: Free lot >> Website: www.russellsbluewatergrill.comRatings:Food: +++ Service: ++++ Atmosphere: ++++ 2450 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens 318-6344 +++++ Superb ++++ Noteworthy +++ Good ++ Fair + Poor in the know O This is South Florida „ surrounded on three sides by salt water. Seafood is a natural focus for many diners. So when a chef comes along who touts his prowess with all things fishy, we pay attention. Such it is with Charles Coe, chef at Russells Blue Water Grill in Palm Beach Gardens. Chef Coe and his partner in the restaurant, Russell Beverstein, are both from the former Solu in the Resort on Singer Island (now a Marriott). Mr. Coe also is executive chef on a new eatertainmentŽ show, Catch, Clean and Cook,Ž that airs on the Lifetime Network. The partners opened the casual seafood and comfort-style restaurant in the old Tex-arado Steakhouse location near Bed, Bath and Beyond on PGA Boulevard. The brick walls are still there, as is a see-through kitchen. Mexican tile floors, wooden tables with col-orful plastic reed placemats and comfort-able upholstered wood chairs are scattered around the room. Theres a horseshoe bar area on one side with a few high tops and a couple of booths around it. A friendly hostess took our names and explained there was a 15-minute wait this weeknight „ and suggested the bar as a waiting area. We were deciding on whether to order a bottle of wine or just get a few glasses to sample. It didnt seem as though either would happen „ a server who first approached brought us food menus instead of the wine list we requested, then disappeared. Just as we stood to go order at the bar directly, the personable bartender noted us and offered us the wine list. It includes a good showing of several varietals, domestic and international. Bottles are reasonable „ from $15 to $90 with a large selection by the glass. We liked that the wines were both displayed and then poured at the table, even for a single glass order. Mr. Beverstein made the rounds at the bar, explaining to the waiting guests the dining room had filled up all at once at 7 p.m. We want to give you the proper attention and see that you have the best possible experience, so we appreciate your patience.Ž It was a nice gesture from a pro. We were set to order appetizers while we waited „ hunger was setting in when he returned to escort us to our table „ a com-fortable booth in the bar area. The menu is relatively small „ a mix of the familiar, such as New York strip, with offbeat twists like a star anise jus. Pan-seared duck breast has a wild boar-sweet potato hash on the side. The grilled corvina has a three-bean, wild mushroom ragueŽ on the side (part of their creative menu spellings). While we decided, a server arrived with a basket of warm bread and a sweetened but-ter, as well as an amuse bouche „ a tiny cup of black bean salsa, with tasty housemade crackers. It packed a small kick, but there wasnt enough of it to offer everyone a taste. From the four appetizers, we went with the ahi tuna tartar, tossed with fresh Florida avocado ($12.95). It is listed as served with lotus root chips, but we got more of the homemade crackers. It was unclear if the chef had intentionally plated it as a Leaning Tower of Pisa effect, or whether the server caused it to tilt during the run to the table, but the cylinder of chunks of bright tuna was drooping by the time it got to us „ and made for a good laugh, at least. The tuna was very fresh tasting, and initial brown flecks we thought had been a poor trimming job by the chef turned out to be discolored avocado. Though the flavor was good, the sesame vinaigrette overwhelmed the tuna. Dial that one back, chef, and chill it, and it will be just right. We disagreed after two bites about the orange chili shrimp ($10.95) „ tempura-fried popcorn shrimp served with a spicy citrus aioli. I tasted no citrus, while my friend got a mouthful. Second bites brought just the opposite decisions. The tempura was crisp and delicious, and the dipping sauce only moderately spicy. There was more than enough to share, as well. Before we launched into dinner, Mr. Beverstein offered more wines. Our red wine lover put him through his paces, and he graciously opened three wines for her to try. She settled on a George DuBoueuf Beaujolais ($8), light enough to match her fish. The meat-eater among us liked the Block 9 Pinot Noir ($8), a California berry-forward wine. I stayed with a Chalone Chardonnay ($9) „ a heavier Central Coast chardonnay in the style I prefer with a hint of oak and not the whole cask. For entrees, we opted for the grilled corvina ($19.95). Under the fish was a three-bean and wild mushroom ragu, with smoked bacon and haricot vert. The chef has fish down pat. The corvina (a member of the croaker family) was tender and mild „ delicious. The ragu was a problem. The pinto beans were tough and too earthy, and the mush-rooms too chewy for the more delicate fish. A cannellini or small navy pea would have worked better, we all agreed. My friend likes haricot vert nicely crisp; these were too limp for her. My coconut curry snapper ($20.95) was a good sized yellowtail fillet, poached in a coconut curry broth, served on a bed of steamed rice with braised rainbow greensŽ on the side. Unfortunately, the dish was bare-ly lukewarm when it arrived and I sent it back for a warm up. A new plate arrived, steaming hot. Again, the fish was perfectly cooked „ deliciously moist and flaky. The coconut curry broth was indeed light „ the coconut was subtle and the curry well balanced. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Russell's Blue Water Grill offers perfectly cooked fish food NOTES O X Whole Foods Market presents the Whole Foods Market Do Something ReelŽ Film Festival April 15 to April 21 at the Cobb Downtown 16 in Palm Beach Gardens. The films are being shown in 70 cities across the U.S. in celebration of Earth month. The films include:„ Bag It!Ž „ In this film, Suzan Beraza follows Jeb Berrier as he takes a closer look at the use of plastics in the U.S. „ Lunch LineŽ „ This film from Mike Graziano and Ernie Park follows six kids from one of the toughest neighborhoods in Chicago as they set out to fix school lunch „ and wind up at the White House. Their jour-ney parallels the transformation of school lunch from a patchwork of local anti-hunger efforts to a national feeding program.„ On Coal RiverŽ „ A narrative on coal and strip-mining, this film from Francine Cavanaugh and Adams Woods follows the journey of a former coal miner and his neighbors, residents of Coal River Valley in West Virginia, as they trans-form from so-called victims to experts on mountaintop removal.„ PLANEATŽ „ This film from Shelley Lee Davis and Or Shlomi tells the story of the scientists, farmers and chefs addressing Western cultures love of meat and dairy. It explores the benefits of eat-ing vegetables.„ Urban RootsŽ „ Mark MacInnis tells the story of a group of people attempting to produce locally grown, sus-tainably farmed food in Detroit. „ Vanishing of the BeesŽ „ Narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page, this tale from George Langworthy and Maryam Heinen reveals the mys-tery of the disappearing bees. Starring in this drama is a commercial bee farmer who sounded the alarm when his bee colonies collapsed and his business was decimated. The films will be shown on various days and times. Cobb Theatres Downtown 16 is located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Suite 1201. Whole Foods is creating a grant program for filmmakers in the green film genre. A portion of all tickets sales from the film festival will go toward a film production and development grant for filmmakers. For a schedule of days and times the films will be shown, see X P alm Beach Gardens GreenMarke t: The market features fresh and prepared foods, plants, flowers and entertain-ment. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through May 1 at 4301 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 630-1100. X W est Palm Beach Greenmarket: Shop for fruits and vegetables, tropical and native plants, fresh-cut flowers and artisan foods, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through May 14, Waterfront Commons, downtown West Palm Beach; 822-1515. Q I was disappointed that again, however, the sides were lackluster. The braised greens, which appeared to be a color-ful chard variety, were tough and not thoroughly cleaned. Firm stalks and tender leaves dont cook evenly and require an experienced hand; heres hoping it was a new line cook who prepared the sides.Our meat lover went for the Asian braised short ribs „ meaty ribs served on celeriac and potato puree, with roasted baby vegetables alongside. The tangy sauce used to glaze the ribs was decidedly sweet, as was the puree. The positives: The ribs were fork-tender, and the root puree was a good texture. The little vegetables with green tips attached, were crisp. But the sweet sauce on the meat „ hoisan based „ took over the dish. After one rib, it was like eating dessert. I saved the best for last: the young diner in our group ordered the seafood pasta ($18.95). Penne noodles were tossed with tender bay scallops, baby rock shrimp, P.E.I. mussels, and hunks of mild fish, then napped with a lobster cream sauce with some Parmesan mixed in. It was the hit of the night. The seafoods were each cooked perfectly „ no mean feat when mixed together as in this dish. The sweet Canaveral rock shrimp were as tender as the scallops and the mussels still plump and moist. The sauce was rich with a hint of lobster, but ladled lightly into the bowl „ enough to coat but not swamp the al dente penne. Were ordering this again. Not only is it a great value, but delicious. The portions are generous here „ you wont leave hungry. None of us was dying for dessert, but we always ask. A sweet potato pie lured us. It was almost pumpkinŽ as my friend put it „… she was expecting a looser filling instead of the firm orange pie. It was, however, a terrific balance of sweet and spice and sweet potato. Real whipped cream made us smile and brings this note to chefs: Its a small detail for sure, and maybe a pain to make when you could so easily spoon out a frozen topping. But the real thing is worth it since its going to be one of the last bites your b t o c w t jan NORRIS p e e h a h e r MAUREEN DZIKOWSKI / FLORIDA WEEKL YA horseshoe bar features high-top tables. Wooden tables with colorful plastic reed placemats and comfortable upholstered wood chairs are scattered in the dining room. diners remember from the restaurant. All in all, the meal was good and the chef shows his talent with fish preparation. Im hoping imagination and technique carry over to the sides; maybe that will help the lacklus-ter plating as well. Theyre young in several aspects and brave to open in this environment. So they deserve a couple of chances; Im definitely return-ing because the promise is there and theyre earnest and passionate about their restaurant „ always a good sign. Q