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FLORIDA MEMORY, STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES OF FLORIDA / COURTESY PHOTOCHIEF BILLIESQUIET COMEBACK F rom what is known of James Billie „ the charismatic and vexingly erratic savant who presided as chairman (chief) of the Seminole Tribe of Florida from 1979 to 2001 „ its doubtful that he would protest being compared to Moses. Mr. Billie, like Moses, was spared certain death in infancy through the intervention of two women, and he would later in life have his own burning bushŽ moment (which involved his vision of large-scale, legalized casino gambling). As with Moses, Mr. Billie led his people toward the Promised Land (finan-cially speaking, in the case of the Seminoles), only to find that mis-steps made along the way would prove to be his undoing. And, yes, the 67-year-old former tribal chief has spent considerable time (10 years or so) wandering in a personal wil-derness of his own making. But while Moses only caught a glimpse of Canaan, Mr. Billie actu-ally set foot in his Promised Land, only to be booted out by the tribal hierarchy. Now, he wants back in, as evidenced by the fact he is running to reclaim the chairmanship of the Seminole Tribe. Mr. Billie attempted to recapture past glory four years ago, but he was kept off the tribal ballot through technicalities involving his resi-dence on the Brighton Reservation in Glades County. A couple of weeks ago, though, Mr. Billie was officially certified as a candidate for the tribal election to be held on May 8. Larger-than-life Seminole moves to recapture his seat at the head of the tribe SEE BILLIE, A8 X Chairman of the Seminole Tribe James Billie speaking at a meeting in Tallahassee in the 1980s. BY BILL BILL CORNWELL A2 OPINION/C.B. HANIF A4PETS A10MUSINGS A14 BUSINESS A19 NETWORKING A17-18,22REAL ESTATE A21ARTS B1 EVENTS B6-7 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 28, 2011 Carousel coolVintage carousel animals are hot among collectors. A16 X Siblings separatedLong-running London cult musical “Blood Brothers” comes to Slow Burn. B1 X INSIDE Deli-caciesArea delicatessans offer wide variety of take-out. A19 X Vol. I, No. 29  FREE WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 Back off, MomOverprotective parents can cause problems. A12 X Northcorp Corporate Parks population of technology firms is about to grow. Chromalloy, a maker of protective coatings and parts for turbine engines, will create a Technology Center of Excellence at the Palm Beach Gardens office park. The companys move is expected to bring 70 high-paying jobs and have a $20.27 million impact on the local econo-my over the next three years. The 60-year-old privately held company, part of Tampa-based Sequa Corp., also will move its headquarters from Orange-burg, N.Y., a suburb of New York City, to Northcorp. Chromalloy will maintain operations in Orangeburg, but says the move is a necessity. It was driven internally by a need to bring our technology division together under one roof,Ž said Andrew Farrant, vice president of marketing and corporate communications for Sequa and Chromal-loy. We had lots of facilities, and each had its own organization. It was held together virtually. Now the decision-making pro-cess will be in one place.Ž Palm Beach Gardens is more centrally located than Orangeburg for a headquar-ters, Mr. Farrant said by phone from North county “well suited” for ChromalloyBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” SEE CHROMALLOY, A14 X COURTESY PHOTOChromalloy makes coatings for the working parts of turbine engines.

PAGE 2 FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 Longevity is not my familys strong suit. Its not that we die shockingly young, but we do tend to expire well in advance of dotage. I long ago accepted this unpleasant reality with a grim sense of Calvinistic predestination. Still, I confess that I remain a sucker for any newspaper or magazine article which promises to out-line strategies for living into old age. The last one I read „ just days ago „ attributed conscientiousnessŽ to a long life. It was a boring piece, so I didnt fin-ish it, but it implied that people who are highly organized and motivated live the longest. These arent clenched-fisted, super-driven, Type A sorts, the arti-cle stated, but rather individuals who derive a great deal of satisfaction from a job well done and like to stay busy and productive throughout their lives. This thesis set me to thinking about my paternal grandfather, George Wash-ington Cornwell, who died in 1967 at the age of 89. Papa, as we called him, was the Methuselah of the Cornwell clan. Yet he was the absolute antithesis of the personality outlined in the article. Papa was not lazy. He was way past that. Inert might be a better description. Details of his work history were vague. He taught school briefly (I cannot imag-ine the chaos that must have engulfed any classroom under his watch), and for a time he was postmaster of Mon-ticello, Ga., which was a patronage job bestowed upon him through a political-ly connected friend. Sorting the dozen or so letters that filtered through the Monticello post office on any given day during the 1930s couldnt have been too taxing. An uncle told me that he often heard grumblings about the erratic hours the post office kept during Papas tenure. Lets be frank, the man liked long lunches and midday naps. Im not sure what Papa did for a living after his gig as postmaster. He lived with his daughter (my aunt) and her incredibly patient husband in the family home in Monticello following the death of my grandmother in the 1950s. When he was well into his 70s, Papa experienced a burst of entrepreneurial zeal. He launched a business. From a rocking chair on his front porch, Papa sold worms to fishermen headed to nearby Lake Jackson „ a murky body of dammed water that was rich with crap-pie and catfish. As a youth, I spent many summer days in Monticello, and Papa invariably recruited me to assist him. You might say I was director of marketing and dis-tribution. It was my task to post the sign that read Worms, 50 centsŽ in the front yard. That was the marketing part. The distribution end of the deal was this: A fisherman would stop his car in front of the house, honk his horn and indicate by his fingers the number of cartons of worms he wished to purchase. The worms were kept in white, pint-sized cardboard containers (the sort that usu-ally hold ice cream) with holes punched in the top. Lets say the fisherman held up three fingers; that meant I was to grab three containers, sprint from the porch to the car, collect the money, sprint back to the porch and hand the cash to Papa, who remained glued to his rocker. This went on for hours, and the most effort Papa exerted during that time involved the pipe he habitually smoked. He was forever fiddling with that thing. When he wasnt filling the bowl, he was lighting it and then tamping it and then re-lighting it and then knocking burnt remains out of the bowl by tapping it against the heel of his right shoe. When the bowl was emptied, the entire ritual repeated itself. At the end of the working day, Papa would give me a share of the proceeds, which always amounted to the exact price of a Nehi Grape Soda and a 3 Musketeers candy bar at the little store across the road. As for Papa, he retreat-ed to his favorite chair in the living room, where my aunt had a sweating glass filled with Ancient Age bourbon and ice awaiting him. I dont want to give the impression that Papa was some sort of radical who was opposed to the accumulation of wealth. No siree, Bob, the man wasnt a communist or a socialist or some wild-eyed, wealth-distributing radical like Mr. Barack Hussein Obama. Papa was all for getting rich. This I know because after his death we found a box in the attic filled with thousands of shares of worthless stock certificates relating to what proved to be a non-existent Boliv-ian gold mine. But if making a mint, meant breaking a sweat, then you could count Papa out. I was away at college when Papa died. I am told he was healthy to the end and only days earlier had spent a long eve-ning with friends and family, drinking bourbon, eating fried oysters (his favor-ite food) and scorching bowl after bowl of Prince Albert. He ran a slight fever the evening of his demise and took to his bed early. When the Grim Reaper arrived, Papa was doing what he loved most and did best: sleeping. He gave me only one piece of advice that I can recall. It was imparted on a blistering Middle Georgia afternoon as we rocked in unison on that wonder-ful old front porch of his. As usual, Papa puffed contentedly on his battered briar. Dont ever hire a man who smokes a pipe,Ž he decreed through the Prince Albert fog that encircled his liver-spot-ted head, because hes already got a full-time job.Ž Amen, Papa. And while were at it, to hell with all of that conscientiousness crap. Q The key to longevity? Idleness, vigorously pursued H in a fo ti b ly bill CORNWELL O bcornwell@floridaweekly.comCOMMENTARY Mary Ellen Pate 561.254.6722 OAKS EAST PALM BEACH GARDENS Palm Beach Gardens. This home has it all. Gorgeous lake views, large open floor plan, literally a Divosta compound. 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PAGE 4 FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 PublisherMichelle Nogamnoga@floridaweekly.comEditor Betty Wells Reporters & ColumnistsScott Simmons Maria Marino Tim Norris Mary Jane Fine C.B. HanifJan Norris Hap Erstein Bill Cornwell Dan Hudak Artis Henderson Jeannette Showalter Bradford SchmidtPhotographersScott 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 More than 10,000 people converged in Washington, D.C., this past week to discuss, organize, mobilize and protest around the issue of climate change. While Tax Day tea party gatherings of a few hundred scattered around the country made the news, this mas-sive gathering, Power Shift 2011, was largely ignored by the media. They met the week before Earth Day, around the first anniversary of the BP oil-rig explosion and the 25th anniversary of the Cher-nobyl disaster, while the Fukushima nuclear plant still spews radioactiv-ity into the environment. Against such a calamitous backdrop, this renewed movements power and passion ensure that it wont be ignored for long. Rallying those attending to the work ahead, environmentalist, author and founder of Bill McKibben said: This city is as polluted as Beijing. But instead of coal smoke, its polluted by money. Money warps our political life, it obscures our vision. ... We know now what we need to do, and the first thing we need to do is build a movement. We will never have as much money as the oil companies, so we need a different currency to work in, we need bodies, we need creativity, we need spirit.Ž The organizers of Power Shift describe it as an intensive boot camp, training a new generation of organizers to go back to their com-munities and build the movement that McKibben called for. Three areas are targeted by the organiz-ers: Catalyzing the Clean Energy Economy, Campus Climate Chal-lenge 2.0 and Beyond Dirty Energy. The campaigns cross major sec-tors of U.S. society. The move for a clean-energy economy has been embraced by the AFL-CIO, see-ing the potential for employment in construction of wind turbines, installation of solar panels and, one of the potentially greenest and oft-ignored sectors, retrofitting of existing buildings with energy effi-ciencies like better insulation and weatherproofing. On April 18, Tax Day, thousands held a Make Big Polluters PayŽ rally, targeting the fossil-fuel and nonrenewable-energy industries. The demonstrators gathered in Lafayette Park, a traditional protest square wedged between the White House and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. As Bill McKibben said, the Chamber spends more money lobbying than the next five lobbies combined. It spent more money on politics last year than the Repub-lican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee combined, and 94 percent of that went to climate deniers.Ž The protests also targeted BPs offices, just after the BP sharehold-ers meeting was held last week in London. There, security officers blocked the entrance of a delega-tion of four fishermen and -women from the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast areas heavily damaged by last years oil spill. Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation fisherwoman, was arrested for disturbing the peace. That was pretty outra-geous,Ž she said. They had dis-rupted our lives down there. But just appearing at the door of a BP general assembly, and were dis-rupting the peace.Ž Many of those gathered at Power Shift 2011 were not yet born when the Three Mile Island and Cher-nobyl nuclear disasters happened. These young people, seeking sus-tainable, renewable futures, are now learning about what President Barack Obama calls the nuclear renaissance.Ž The Fukushima nucle-ar crisis has escalated in severity to the top rating of seven, on par with Chernobyl. Best estimates are that the radiation leaks will persist for months, with ongoing impacts on health and the environment impos-sible to forecast. Will Obama proceed to deliver $80 billion in loan guarantees to build more nuclear power plants in the United States? He claims hes against tax cuts for the rich, but what about public subsidies for oil, gas, coal and nuclear, among the richest industries on Earth? 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.Power shift vs. the powers that be d c a o m t h a r e r amy GOODMAN Special to Florida Weekly O That all may be one.Ž „ John 17:21 We were born for these words, for unity, to give a contribution to its realization in the world.Ž „ Chiara Lubich They call it the spirituality of unity.Ž And because they live it „ walk it, not just talk it „ I try to count myself among the members of the international Catho-lic lay movement, the Focolare. Friends sometimes scoff at the idea that there are people who truly practice The Art of Loving as God Who is One Loves,Ž in the words of these Christians whose work spans more than 180 coun-tries. But the Focolare have lived loveŽ since those horrible World War II days and nights in Trent, Italy, when with the Gospels their sole comfort amid the bomb deluge, their foundress, Chiara Lubich, was inspired with the idea that love was the only ideal that no bomb could destroy.ŽOne fascinating thing about Ms. Lubich, who died in 2008, is that while she was a very orthodox Catholic, she was also exceptionally ecumenical,Ž said Tobias Jones in the British newspaper The Observer on March 16. One of the stated aims of the organisation is the move towards universal brotherhood with fol-lowers of various religions and people of other persuasions, including atheists. Thats probably why she advocated some-thing Ive long been drawn to: the idea of undercover Christianity, of believers who demonstrate their beliefs through actions, not words „ because charity, unlike doctrine, is never divisive.ŽOr as another commenter recently put it: They have cultivated contacts with many like-minded people „ in almost every corner of the Earth „ through par-ticipation in this international religious movement that strives to live out the ide-als of unity and universal brotherhood.Ž In short, they are what a friend once interjected as he overheard me grasping to succinctly describe the depth of their commitment to follow in the path of Christ Jesus: Genuine Christians.Ž Thus the April 3 Mass at St. Patricks Cathedral in New York observing the 50th anniversary of the movements pres-ence in North America. You bring light into dark and painful places of all kinds all over the world,Ž said Archbishop Tim-othy Dolan that glorious day. You know how to bring about good in adverse situ-ations, you bring light where there are tensions, and you heal divisions to show the glory of God.Ž Inviting Focolare President Maria Voce to the altar at the end of the Mass, the smiling archbishop placed an arm around her shoulders saying, Come back soon! This is your home.Ž A sign of how august was the occasion was the congratula-tory message Cardinal Theodore McCa-rrick read from Pope Benedict XVI, and the presence of Cardinals Edward Egan and William Keeler, and Bishops Charles Grahmann and Michael Mulvey.And there I was, with my wife, being treated like royalty, as the Focolare is prone to do. It was the same the day before at the Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Civic Center, during the amazing 50th anniver-sary celebration of the work of the Foco-lare in the U.S., with friends from Chicago to Vero Beach to Boca Raton to Hialeah. Same at the occasional meetings in Rome of the international Friends of the Foco-lareŽ of various spiritual stripes, such as the one my wife and I attended in 2008. Yet no different than during the monthly Focolare meetings around the country. Talk about Faith & Freedom.Ž In a time when people incomprehensively kill innocents, and some senselessly burn others holy texts, allegedly in the name of God, its a blessing to know people who are doing dialogue among faiths while respecting differences. See for more on the Focolare Movement, or call 305-798-2359 for more on South Florida activities. Q „ C.B. Hanif, writer, editor and multimedia journalist, chronicles and comments on reality (or the lack thereof) from here to infinity. He gets around. Catch up with him here and at 50 years, Focolare has spread spirituality of unity a O a t lo o T c.b. HANIF O


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PAGE 8 FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 None of the tribal leadership „ including the chair-man, the general counsel, the secretary-treasurer and the people in the payroll department „ would deign to be inter-viewed for this article. The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs was notably uncom-municative about anything relating to the election. Frank-lin Keel, the BIA regional director in Nashville, Tenn., would not speak and through an assistant referred Florida Weekly to the bureaus Washington, D.C. office, where an official grant-ed a desultory telephone interview before requesting that further ques-tions be set down in writing. The official, Nedra Darling, then failed to respond to virtually all of the que-ries that were submitted. Officials of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida were similarly mute when que-ried about their Seminole brethren in general and James Billie in particular. In a nutshell, no one associated with the tribe „ aside from its designated spokesman „ wishes to be bothered with any of this election nonsense. Piercing this veil of Seminole silence is made even more difficult because the tribe is not required by law to release documents related to its administra-tion. This includes any financial infor-mation concerning salaries and other compensation its leaders receive. When Mr. Billie was forced from office in 2001, his annual salary was said to be roughly $315,000, which made him Floridas highest-paid elect-ed official at that time. Today, that figure reportedly hovers at $1 million, according to a source who requests anonymity. The tribe has no interest in disclosing (the chairmans salary),Ž says Gary Bitner, the Seminoles chief spokes-man. Nor will Mr. Bitner discuss the monthly stipend that goes to every Florida Seminole (there are some 3,300 Seminoles living on and off res-ervations) as a result of the tribes enormous gaming revenues. Estimates published within the last five years placed the monthly payment at $10,000 per person. A member of the tribe, who also requests anonymity, says the stipend now is up to about $14,000 per person.Ž That means a Seminole household of five people annually col-lects somewhere in the neighborhood of $840,000 „ for doing absolutely nothing in return „ from revenue fur-nished mostly by non-Indian gamblers at the tribes seven casinos, which are located in Tampa, Hollywood, Brighton, Big Cypress, Immokalee and Coconut Creek. Indian gaming in Florida generated nearly $2 billion in revenues in 2009 (the latest year for which figures are available), according to Indian Gaming Industry Report. The Miccosukee Tribe operates a small casino in Miami, but, as The Miami Heraldobserved, the Florida (gaming) numbers are primarily a reflection of the Seminole tribe.Ž While both Indian and commercial gaming facilities are in decline elsewhere, the Seminoles Florida operations experienced a 10 percent increase in revenues in 2009, the report stated. This came after an 18 percent increase in 2008. Indicative of the Seminoles highrolling ways was their purchase in 2006 of the Hard Rock franchise for $965 million. In addition to two Hard Rock casinos on Seminole reservations, the acquisition included 124 Hard Rock cafes in 45 countries, five hotels, two live performance venues and the Hard Rock brand name. Hard Rock even threw in a bustier worn by Madonna, which was part of its enormous collec-tion of rock memorabilia. Last year, the state of Florida approved a renegotiated gaming com-pact with the Seminoles. The com-pact gives the tribe exclusive rights to table games at some of its casinos and allows the playing of slots at all casinos. In exchange for these exclu-sive franchises, the Seminoles agreed to pay the state $1.2 billion over five years.Wealth and miseryThe tribes wealth may be mind-boggling, but so are the problems it has faced both during the reign of Mr. Billie and in the 10 years hence. Alle-gations of mismanagement of funds and extravagant living by senior trib-al officials have generated scores of sensational headlines through the years. There was even a mob-style assas-sination attempt made on the tribes top in-house attor-ney. The botched hit job was widely seen both by Seminoles and law enforcement officials as a part of intra-tribal feud-ing, possibly linked to Mr. Billie, although that theo-ry was never proved and charges never brought, according to numerous press reports at the time. Despite their much-trumpeted affluence, life expec-tancy for members of the tribe is shockingly low and plummeting at an alarming rate. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale looked into the issue of Seminole health in 2008 and found that over the preceding 10 years, the life expectancy for a member of the tribe had dropped from 59.7 years to 48.5 years. (Life expectancy for Floridians as a whole is 77.5 years). According to statistics compiled by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, life expec-tancy nationally for Native Americans is about 67 years for men and 72 years for women. The newspaper examined the deaths of the 17 tribal members who passed away during the first eight months of 2008, and found that 11 of the deaths were linked to alcohol or drug use. The daughter of a member of the Trib-al Council was one of the fatalities, having perished in an alcohol-related automobile accident. According to the tribes website, the Seminole Health Department seeks to provide quality healthcare and pro-mote wellness within the communities to ensure that all individuals reach their health potential.Ž It seems, however, that not only are Seminoles not reaching their health potential,Ž few are surviving past mid-dle age. How much of a difference next months election will make in the life of the average Seminole is open to debate. But the presence of James Bil-lie on the ballot alone makes the con-test notable. In many ways, Mr. Billies remarkably checkered life is a metaphor for the last 30 or so years of Seminole history.Living legendMr. Billie was born 67 years ago this month in a tradi-tional Seminole chickee hut (an open-sided structure with a raised floor and thatched roof) located behind the Chimpanzee Farm, a roadside attraction in Dania where his mother, a full-blooded Semi-nole, worked. Mr. Billies father was white and of Irish extraction. He served in the Navy and left for duty before Mr. Billies birth, never to return. This commingling of white and Seminole bloodlines rendered him inferior in the eyes of many tribal members. The old medicine man who attended Mr. Billies birth wanted to deal with this circumstance in the traditional way, which involved stuffing mud into the mouths of mixed-blood newborns and leaving them to die in the wilds of the Everglades. The medicine man finally backed down on this act of infanticide only after Mr. Billies mother and another Seminole woman threatened to go to the white superintendent of their res-ervation if the baby was harmed. Mr. Billie, who declined through an intermediary repeated requests for an interview because he believes speak-ing about his candidacy might jinxŽ his campaign, would later look back on his beginning and see it as an omen. I was born in a zoo,Ž he said in an interview in 2000 that is now part of the Seminole Oral History Collection at the University of Florida. It was a chimpanzee farm. Little did I realize that it was (a forecast) of my forte in tourism.Ž Early on, Mr. Billie sensed that employment options and opportunities were few for Seminoles, and those that were available were often demeaning. You can act like a comedian or wrestle an alligator or show a snake and people will pay for it,Ž he recalled in the 2000 interview. Mr. Billie, seeking to survive, became somewhat famous for his prowess wrestling gators, but he was far too ambitious to stop at that. He graduated from high school in 1964. Two years later, he joined the Army and was shipped to Vietnam, where he served two tours. Mr. Billie was part of the Armys Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols and special-ized in dangerous missions deep into enemy territory. After his discharge, Mr. Billie, restless and edgy, went back to alligator wrestling and dabbled in odd jobs of all sorts. Mr. Billie in 1979 decided to seek the tribes chairmanship and campaigned on a platform of improving health care and living conditions. As chairman, Mr. Billie used his flair for promotion to gain attention both for himself and his tribe. Well-spoken and street smart, he put himself in the public eye in a way that no chairman before or since has matched. He flew tribal airplanes and helicopters. He performed as a musician. He earned a reputation as a womanizer, and he rarely missed an opportunity to speak his mind. Mr. Billie was charged with killing a male Florida panther in 1983 „ something he did not dispute „ but he ultimately beat the charge. Mr. Billies defense was that the killing of the panther was a ritual that was essential to his becoming a medicine man, and that prosecutors also failed to prove conclusively that the cat he shot was a Florida panther and not one of another species. Had he continued on in this fashion, Mr. Billie might have ultimately been dismissed as little more than a flam-boyant diversion. But he was more than that. Far more. Mr. Billie had a grand plan, and it involved, ultimately, wringing vast amounts of cash from non-Indians. He told me that he couldnt make the white man pay in blood,Ž says Patrick Geraghty, an attorney in Fort Myers who represented Mr. Billie in some of the charges that grew out of the Florida panther case, but he could make him pay in money. He was very talented in that way and very articu-late. He had great business sense.Žhould Mr. Billie prevail in his quixotic comeback bid (incumbent Mitchell Cypress is the favorite), then perhaps he is more Lazarus than Moses. Mr. Billie may be the most widely known American Indian still living. Yet his name on the ballot has generated little attention outside of the tribe itself. Indeed, the entire election has gone unnoticed off the reservations. It is likely that Floridas non-Seminole population does not fully appreciate the enormity of the tribes resources and power. This seeming ignorance and disinterest by outsiders suits the Hollywood-based Seminole leadership just fine, for the tribes Poo-Bahs apparently have little to say and no inclination to say it. S h it e e n and f icials a l f eud to Mr. t heoand ug ht, rous t ime. h-trum ex p ec o f t he o w an d l armin g S em i no l e wom a the white su p e r ervation i f the b Left: The Seminole tribe purchased the Hard Rock franchise in 2006. Below: The Seminole Casino in Immokalee.COURTESY PHOTOS SEE BILLIE, A9 XBILLIE / From page A1


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 NEWS A9 In 1977, prior to Mr. Billies ascension, the Seminoles had used their des-ignation as a sovereign nation, which had been affirmed by an agreement with the United States government in 1957, to open smoke shopsŽ that sold cigarettes at rock-bottom prices. The tribe could offer huge discounts because it was exempt from tobacco taxes. It was the Seminoles first stab at making money from its status as a federally recognized sovereign entity. Two years later, Mr. Billie oversaw the opening of the tribes first large-stakes bingo parlor in Hollywood. Then, through a series of lawsuits in federal court that dragged on through the early 1980s and into the late 1990s, the tribe expanded and defined the limits of Indian gambling in America. The Seminoles opened casinos at their Hollywood and Tampa reservations in 2000, and James Billie was off and running.Rise to obscurityMr. Billie struck a deal to develop two Hard Rock casinos in 2000, but less than a year later, he found himself the target of a federal grand jury investigating organized crime. By this time he had already run afoul of the National Indian Gaming Commis-sion, which had imposed fines of near-ly $6.5 million on the tribe during Mr. Billies tenure. The fines were levied because of illegal contracts afforded certain vendors. As the controversies mounted, Mr. Billies eccentricities and his taste for swank material possessions like air-craft (the tribe blocked him from buy-ing a $50 million Gulfstream jet, and he had three heli-copters at his disposal) and a yacht began to wear thin with elements within the tribe. Additionally, Mr. Billie was never fully accepted by some Seminoles because of his mixed bloodline. There were many Seminoles who never trusted him simply because he was not full-blooded,Ž contends one of Mr. Billies longtime friends. You can call it bigotry or whatever you like, but there is no denying that fact.Ž In the end, though, Mr. Billie himself handed his enemies the cudgel they needed to beat him into submission. Mr. Billie, who was divorced, was sued by a former tribal employ-ee, Christine ODonnell, who accused him of sexual harass-ment. She further claimed that she had become pregnant by Mr. Billie, who, by her account, had forced her to have an abortion. Ms. ODonnell alleged that Mr. Billie fiddled with pay records in order to provide her with $100,000 in hush money, according to news accounts. In May 2001, Mr. Billie was suspended without pay. Not long there-after, the suspension was upgraded (or downgraded, depending on your perspective) to outright termination. Things got even nastier in January 2002 when James Shore, the tribes top lawyer and the first Seminole to earn a law degree, was the target of an assassination attempt at his home in Hollywood. Mr. Shore, who was left blind as a result of an automobile accident in 1970, was shot several times but sur-vived. Hollywood police said the law-yer had been targeted.Ž Because of his blindness, Mr. Shore could provide few details of the inci-dent, but it was widely noted in news accounts that he was cooperating with a federal grand jury that was said to be investigating the deposed Mr. Billie. Suspicion concerning Mr. Billie grew greater when a videotape of a tribal meeting held a couple of months earlier showed the ousted chairman making derogatory remarks about Mr. Shore and acknowledging that he had consid-ered violence against his enemies. The first thing I wanted to do was get me a machine gun and kill em down, mow em all down,Ž he said. But you cant do that. This is the United States. Were not exactly the mafia.Ž Investigators never released any evidence linking Mr. Billie to the shooting, and the case remains unsolved. Mr. Bil-lie has denied from the outset having any involvement in or prior knowledge of the attempt on Mr. Shores life. (Mr. Shore still serves as the Seminole general counsel. He declined to be interviewed.)Tribal politicsIf anyone thought the dismissal of James Billie would mark the end of Seminoles leadership prob-lems, they were sadly mistaken. It seems very strange to me that most people seemed to quit caring about what is going on with the tribe after Billie left,Ž says Peter B. Gal-lagher, a St. Petersburg-based writer and musician who worked as Mr. Bil-lies director of communications for 15 years. Mr. Gallagher has a point. Mr. Billies high profile made him a lightning rod for the media, while his hunkered-down and tight-lipped successors qui-etly cruised under the radar. Recent years have seen a reversal of that trend. David Cypress, brother of current Seminole Chairman Mitchell Cypress, resigned from the Tribal Council last year while under investigation for violations of the Indian Gaming Act. David Cypress was widely known for his extravagant expenditures, and in one year spent $28 million on his dis-trict, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, which obtained a trove of Seminole documents. Mitchell Cypress has frequently been criticized for leading a lavish lifestyle, but Nedra Darling of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, believes that many of the criticisms are out of line. Ms. Darling concludes that Mr. Cypress is, essentially, the CEO of a large corporation and deserves the salary and lifestyle that other CEOs enjoy. Ms. Darling was asked in writ-ing if she or anyone else at the BIA is privy to Mr. Cypress salary and com-pensation package, but she chose not to respond. The Sun-Sentinel reported that Max Osceola Jr., a member of the tribal council who earns upwards of $400,000 for his work, owes the Internal Revenue Service more than $1 million in back taxes and that in a 2005 deposition given in a civil law-suit he was asked if he could spend tribal funds on a car, a boat, a house, vacationsƒ.Ž If I want to,Ž was Mr. Osceolas response. The National Indian Gaming Commission has determined that Mr. Osceola, who is up for re-election next month, ran up an $85,000 tab on his tribal American Express card for pur-chases that included jewelry, electronics and other personal items. As if all of that isnt enough, federal pros-ecutors and the IRS announced last year that they had begun an inves-tigation into $2 million in payments the tribe made to vendors. Also last year, two leading credit rating agencies (Fitch Ratings and S&P) downgraded their ratings on the Seminoles. The downgrades directly referenced gaming division bonds, which can be either taxable or tax-exempt. Citing a notice of viola-tion issued against the tribe by the National Indian Gaming Commission, Fitch Ratings said the Seminoles have a long track record of weak internal controls with respect to financial and accounting practices.Ž S&P placed the tribe on credit watch with nega-tive implications.Ž It extended this downgrade to Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment Inc. and Seminole Hard Rock International LLC, both of which are privately held. While none of these shenanigans means that Mr. Billie, with his track record, could plausibly campaign as a reform candidate, it is quite likely that his mere return to the political scene is a considerable irritant to the powers that be. But the Seminoles are not about to admit that. In fact, Mr. Bitner, the tribal spokesman, says, without the slightest hint of irony in his voice, that he hasnt heard anyone discuss Mr. Billies can-didacy at all. Has Mr. Billies re-emergence sparked a newfound interest in Semi-nole politics? I wouldnt know about that,Ž responds Mr. Bitner. I cant comment on that.Ž Mr. Gallagher says Mr. Billie has earned his keep since his ouster by building chickees and performing other forms of hard labor. Despite the inglorious circumstances surrounding Mr. Billies dismissal, Mr. Gallagher insists his former boss remains unbowed and unbroken. Hes still the same guy he always was,Ž Mr. Gallagher says. Hes funny, quick, cocky and proud. Hes not the sort of guy to go to a bar and sit with a beer and moan and complain. Hes always upbeat.Ž If Mr. Billie loses, it will not be the worst thing to befall him. He has survived hair-raising missions that brought him face-to-face with the Viet Cong, and the scores of inves-tigations and allegations that have dogged him for decades. And we mustnt forget the scars bestowed by all of those alligators he has wrestled. A gator claimed one of his fingers, and yet another took a substantial chunk from his butt ocks „ a wound that, according to Mr. Billie, came frighteningly close to relieving him of his manhood.Ž Any white man who thinks he can get inside the mind of an Indian is fooling himself,Ž Mr. Gallagher says when asked to assess the possible outcome of next months election. Q I n 1977, prior to Mr. Billies ascenithSilhddthid y o u S t a I d e n an d l ie an y of ( n o be T r  mo a b o a f t l a g COUR TESY PHOTOSSeminole life as portrayed on a souvenir postcard circa 1948.Chief Billie put out an album in 1986 followed by a 20th anniversay CD release in 2006. “There were many Seminoles who never trusted him simply because he was not fullblooded. You can call it bigotry or whatever you like, but there is no denying that fact.” – longtime friend of James Billie

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It was “Miriam” on the phone, and apparently very angry The line moves a bit. The more Miriam spoke to “Viper”, the lou der “Viper” got! Heads started to turn. “Viper” was letting Miriam know how she felt regarding the incide nt at Bunco yesterday. Can you cheat playing Bunco? I’m learni ng a lot. At one point “Viper” dropped her phone while still arguing w ith Miriam… didn’t miss a beat, picked it up and continued. “Viper” is next in line but holds up her nger to SHOOSH the cashier. Really? Can you do that? Being early has turned into slight panic about bei ng late. But I wouldn’t miss this for anything! The cashier asks M E for MY order…ummm, not a good decision. “Viper”, apparently nished destroying Miriam, was offended that I was going rst. She promptly lit into the cashier, and stormed out. I ordered, and apologized f or “Viper’s” behavior and am still amazed that my 10 year old has be tter manners.... I’m just sayin’ .Tune into the cup of Joe weekdays at 6:30am for your chance to win terri c prizes. Log on to to become a loyal listener! Joe Raineri The fourth annual Amanda J. Buckley Give a Smile to a Child golf classic tournament is May 14 at the Palm Beach Gardens Municipal Golf Course. The event features a morning shotgun start and a best ball scramble format. The benefit includes raffles and con-tests. It is one of the largest fundraisers for the foundation, which raises money to help children and families who have financial hardships due to unforeseen tragedies, and for softball scholarships for area student athletes. The foundation was begun by the family of Amanda J. Buckley, a star soft-ball player at Palm Beach Gardens High School, who died in July 2007. Authori-ties say she was raped and strangled by Jason Shenfeld, who pleaded guilty to the crime and is serving a sentence of life in prison. Cost to register for the tournament is $500 for a foursome if registration is complete by May 1, and $600 after that. To register see or call 707-7813. Q The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of C ommer ce will honor 35 teachers and five high school seniors during the 12th Annual North County Education Awards breakfast on May 11 at PBG Marriott. Each school in the North Palm Beach County School District, kin-dergarten through 12th grade, will select one teacher as its Teacher of the Year.Ž Five accomplished high school seniors will also take the stage when the cham-ber foundation announces the winners of The John Giba Student Leadership Award. This years John Giba award recipients exemplify true leadership with 2,500 combined community service hours, 3.7 minimum GPA and affiliations with dozens of nonprofit organizations. Each winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship. Award winners and the leadership skill that earned their distinction as John Giba Student Leaders: Adrienne Harreveld (Dreyfoos School of the Arts) … Founded PART (Political Action Reaching Teens) to encourage students to become more involved in the political process. The group staffed 17 volunteers during the 2010 election season for both congressional candidates. Jackie Rubin (Palm Beach Gardens High School) … Founded the PALS proj-ect to increases awareness for Down Syndrome and Autism. The group raised $300 last year for Autism Speaks. Darienne Diva Koon (SunCoast) … Provides FCAT tutoring for Roosevelt Mid-dle School students on Saturday morn-ings. Lauren Casasus (The Benjamin School) … One of only 13 students who quali-fied for an internship with The Scripps Research Instit utes Drug Discovery and Throughput Screening of Drug Solu-bility Laboratory. She was retained to continue her work after the six-week internship was complete. Alan Dukor (Palm Beach Gardens High School) … Completed a summer semester at Cambridge University when he was a high school junior with courses in International Law, Debate and British Cultural History. The chamber foundation established the John C. Giba Student Leadership Award in 1999. John Giba was a Tequesta business leader for many years who wanted to invest in the future of young people. Q The 21st annual Town of J upit er Turtle Trot 5K Run from Carlin Park along A1A to the Jupiter Inlet and back is May 7. The trot begins at 7:30 a.m. in Carlin Park. A free shirt is given to the first 600 registered partici-pants. Multi-Race will do all timing and scoring using the chip sys-tem. Prizes will be awarded to the first-through-third-place male and female runners in each of 15 age groups. Race day registration ends at 7 a.m. Payment on race day is by cash or check only. Race day fee is $30 for all ages. Pre-registra-tion ends May 5 at 5 p.m. Packet pick up is May 2 through May 5. Race day payment is cash or check only. Pre-registration fees are $25 for those 15 and older, and $20 for 14 and under. Pre-registration can be done online at; in person at the Jupi-ter Community Center or by mail after downloading a form at For more information call Julie Wark at 741-2400. Q Give your favorite charity an added bonus this y ear Chase Community Giving is back on Facebook to encourage supporters to vote for their favorite charities. The company will give a total of $5 million this year. Chase focuses on charities ranging from primary or secondary education, youth development, healthcare, hous-ing, community development, environ-mental issues, combating hunger, arts and culture, human services and animal welfare. Using social media networks such as Facebook, the Chase Community Giving Program has directed more than $10 mil-lion toward charities nationwide. To give, log on to Facebook, find the Chase Community Giving Page and search for charities either by name or zip code. The first round of voting began April 21 and ends May 4. Q 4th Amanda J. Buckley golf tournament setHigh school seniors, teachers honored by north county chamber Jupiter Turtle Trot is May 7Chase encourages supporters to vote for charities on Facebook

PAGE 12 FLORIDA WEEKLYA12 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 Vickies cell phone began to ring. Her husband Stan shot her a pointed look, letting her know that he was VERY irri-tated and expected her not to answer. Vickie hesitated, but then excused her-self from the table to take the call. It was the second time that their 24-year-old daughter Jill had interrupted this dinner with friends. Jill had been calling throughout the day, anticipating that her boyfriends distant behavior meant he was breaking up with her. Vickie was sick with worry, not sure how her daughter would han-dle this hurt. No, Vickie couldnt ignore this phone call. She knew that she was risking another scathing lecture from Stan, chastising her for not allowing Jill to grow up. Vickie was furious that Stan was so critical. Jill needed her sup-port, and Stan just didnt understand the importance of mothers being there when their daughters needed them. She repeatedly reminded Stan that their daughter had graduated from Brown with top honors, had landed an amaz-ing job and was living in Boston on her own. This proved that Jill was quite independent even though she called her mother several times each day. No, Stan just didnt get it. No wonder Jill didnt confide in him. Does this scenario sound familiar to you? An important facet of being a par-ent is promoting our childrens ability to become mature, independent adults. So many parents take pride in being the most loving and giving parent of all: Its not uncommon for one to believe, If I cook the best meals, join the most com-mittees, spend the most time helping with homework, I will infuse my chil-dren with so much l ove, they will flourish and become the most well-adjusted children on the planet.Ž Some parents will drop what they are doing to come to their childrens rescue, feeling guilty and unsettled when their children struggle with a problem. Its as if their childrens problems becomes THEIR problems, and they are not able to make a distinction. They continue to anticipate and grant their children wishes automatically, even once their children have grown and no longer need (or want) their interventions. Ironically, these parents are often so focused on their children that they may neglect their own needs and the well being of their marriages and personal lives. Children who have been coddled often become frustrated and insecure when problems arise, feeling the need to consult with others before they make any decisions on their own. Of course, Vickie wants whats best for her daughter. She clearly worries that if she isnt available when her daughter reaches out, she, in some way, will be compromising her daughters growth and development, even as a young woman. And of course, it is a tremendous source of emotional sup-port and comfort for both if Jill believes she can turn to her mother when she is distressed. The concern here is wheth-er Vickie has unwittingly fostered a dependency and insecurity, whereby Jill doesnt have the confidence to sort out problems by herself. I would encourage Vickie to pay attention to her own posi-tion when Jill calls her, listening with support, but restraining herself from volunteering advice prematurely. A good rule of thumb is for Vickie to ask her daughter gentle questions, rather than directing her on the best way to go forward. This shows interest and concern, but conveys the message that she is counting on her daughter to think through her options carefully, and to then come up with her best answer. Despite all the self-help books on the market, there isnt a definitive manual on how best to raise ones children. A sense of humor, good intentions, common sense and lots of luck are important. However, asking oneself over and over: Does my child need me to do this for him? Can he do it on his own, (or even, on his own with my help or supervision?) before we step in can make a huge difference. When parents learn how to tell the difference between minor problems (that children can handle on their own) and serious problems (where parental intervention is important), they will be able to delineate a map that will help them to be the most effective. 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 6302827, or online at HEALTHY LIVING w linda LIPSHUTZ O llipshutz@floridaweekly.comAdult children pay the price when parents are overprotectiveA day in the life of a community foundation is quite an extraordinary passage through time and activities. Similar to many business enterprises, there is a routine associated with opening up and preparing for the day and the workweek that requires a plan and assignment of responsibilities. Everyone has a job to do and the place runs on the energy and vitality of individuals who as a team get the work done. That momentum is sustained by the network of volunteers and community partners who share our purpose to do the things that make a dif-ference, often one person at a time. With the recession still heavy in the air, the level of activity has for many months been intense with the urgency of meeting immediate needs, with one eye on the longer distance that has to be run to ensure things improve over the long haul, for everybody. In between there are many parts of the organizational machinery that have to be tended to, as any director or staff member knows, that, if neglected, can become an unraveling of consequence that is better avoided. Patience, flexibility, and a strong pinch of good humor help add leavening of good spirits to the work at hand. To work at a community foundation is to tread lightly in the midst of tough challenges. We are daily reminded of how quickly circum-stances of life can radically alter the well-being and opportunities of indi-viduals and families in our communities. We experience daily how short is the distance from the realities that insert themselves because of either the pres-ence or absence in ones life of relation-ships, a home, a job, and a place to be that is safe, productive and healthy. A community foundation is a community in its own right and the people who populate its offices are residents of the towns we serve. We know the chal-lenges well. This is, for a variety of rea-sons, an important distinction and one of the defining characteristics of com-munity foundations as a unique form of organized philanthropy. We are all about promoting philanthropy and serv-ing ultimately as a rainmakerŽ for the investment of charitable dollars in the hometowns, the people and the charitable services we all know and appreci-ate, close to home. This loyalty serves important functions in the world of phi-lanthropy. Community foundations serve as a vessel for giving to many donors who share in common an appreciation of the uniqueness of our geographic place. Anyone who has ever written the check that helped send a local kid to college on a scholarship or stocked a food pantry feeding hungry families or volunteered to pick up trash on a local beach knows of what I speak. This is giving inspired by our attachment to our communities. The experience of giving locally is especially powerful because the results are often more accessible to us in the form of personal experiences that pro-vide tangible evidence of the good accomplished or the progress being made. These may be modest victories experienced in only modest ways: a smile, a thank you, the opportunity to witness a helping hand in motion. Ask a donor what is the most important gift they ever made, and it wont be about the largest check they ever wrote; it will be about their perception of how valued the resulting benefit has been to others who had been helped or supported. I recently asked a donor what had been the most important gift he has ever made and without hesitation he responded, not about the fund he had established or the institution that received it. He spoke about meeting the young recipient of a scholarship, an encounter that, for the donor, put a face and a personality on what otherwise might have been simply one more charitable transaction, among the hundreds of charitable transactions, made over the decades of his giving. A recent study notes that giving among wealthy donors is highly moti-vated by their attachment to supporting local causes and the desire to give back to their communities. The report goes on to say that donors continue to rely on community foundations as a center of community knowledge when choosing the nonprofits their gifts will support. Community foundations are an impor-tant vehicle for charitable giving when home is where the heart is. 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. Last year, the foundation awarded more than $3.4 million in grants and led initiatives to address critical issues of common concern among our regions communities, including hunger, homelessness, affordable housing and the conservation and protection of water resources. For more information, visit To make a difference, there’s no place like home leslie LILLY President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties O y attention to her own posi ill ca ll s h er, l istenin g wit h t restrainin g herself from g advice prematurely. u le o f thumb is f or Vickie d aughter gentle questions, d irectin g h er on t h e b est r ward. This shows interest but conveys the message c ounting on her daughter u g h her options carefully, come u p wit h h er b est the sel f -help books on the e isnt a definitive manual t to raise ones c h i ld ren. h umor, g ood intentions, nse and l o t s of lu c k a nt. However, aski ng and over: Does my m e to do this for him? it on his own ( or own with my hel p o n?) before we ste p a hu ge difference. t s l earn h ow to te ll e be tw ee n min o r h at children can h eir own ) and b lems (where e rvention is t hey will be eate a map lp t h em to t ef fe ct iv e. Lipshutz, W is a apist didegrees from Cornell and Columbia an d tr ai ne d at t he A ck er ma n In st it ut e for Family Therapy in M an ha tt an Sh e can be reached in her Gardens office at 6302827, or online at


a Experience the beauty and challenge of our championship Fazio-designed golf course and the charm of our old-Florida style clubhouse. a Enjoy our dazzling new Fitness Center and our Har-Tru tennis courts. a Dine in our lovely dining room with panoramic views of the course and unique 18th hole island. a Limited Annual and Executive Memberships are now available. Call Kate at 561-626-6860 or email a Eastpointe Country Club is a private golf and country club conveniently located on Donald Ross Road just west of I-95 (or Hood Road west of I-95). FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 NEWS A13 Q April is Autism Awareness MonthThis is the last in a four-part series about the different aspects of dealing with autism. BY EDEN AUTISM SERVICES FLORIDA_______________________________Special to Florida WeeklyWhen children with an autism spectrum disorder or developmental disability turn 18, they are considered legally emancipat-ed unless a parent or caregiver has been court-appointed as a guardian. Without some form of court-ordered guardianship, parents can be denied access to their childs school and medical records, pro-hibited from discussing treatment options with the doctor and prevented from apply-ing for benefits for their child. Many parents dont realize they will no longer have a legal say in very impor-tant decisions involving their now-adult child. Parents with a child with a developmental disorder just assume theyre taking care of him or her for their whole life,Ž says Christie Bhageloe, a staff attor-ney for Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, a nonprofit legal service provider in Central Florida. Then they find out once their child is 18, it doesnt matter about their disabilities. They are an adult according to law. Doctors dont have to talk to parents; hospitals dont have to talk about treatment.Ž As Sandra and Dustin Worths son approached 18, the Southwest Flori-da parents knew they would have to declare guardianship but werent sure how to proceed. While attending last years Family Caf, an Orlando confer-ence geared to parents and caregivers of children and adults with developmental disabilities, they attended Ms. Bhageloes workshop about a little-known update to Florida law that allows parents to establish themselves as a guardian advocate without hiring an attorney.Guardianship is always presented as a daunting and expensive process,Ž says Mrs. Worth. I was always afraid it was going to cost thousands of dollars to hire an attorney. Christie reassured me cost wouldnt be a major factor.ŽAs guardian advocates for their son, the Worths oversee his medical, educa-tional and financial concerns. Our son told us, I cant make those decisions. I need your help, Mom,Ž says Mrs. Worth. That affirmed our direction.Ž Under Florida Statute 393.12, parents of children with autism, spina bifida, cere-bral palsy, Prader-Willi syndrome and developmental disabilities can petition the court to become a guardian advocate. An alternative to full guardianship that strips the ward of almost all legal rights, the guardian advocate program allows parents and children to pick the areas where parental oversight is needed. It does not require a legal declaration of incapacity and in most cases, unless property is involved, allows the parties to proceed without legal representation. It cost us about $300, which included notary fees, to file the forms,Ž says Mrs. Worth. In some cases, guardianship can cost up to $10,000 in legal fees and requires annual attorney-generated reports that add to the price tag, says Ms. Bhageloe. The online forms, created by a nowretired circuit court judge, are easy to understand and complete, says Mrs. Worth. But be warned: Some court per-sonnel might not be familiar with the law. A lot of attorneys and court personnel havent heard that the statue was changed in the summer of 2008,Ž Ms. Bhageloe says, adding she advises peti-tioners to bring a copy of the state statute when filing their paperwork. Although there are a lot of papers to fill out, its not difficult, she says. This is a limited form of guardianship that allows parents to choose which rights they need to retain power over. Its customizable depending on the child. It sits better for some families as opposed to declaring incompetentcy when they know their child is not incompetent.Ž For the Worths, ensuring their sons educational success was one of their major priorities. Hes expected to gradu-ate next year. Struggling students can get so overwhelmed and are eagerly swayed to give up on a standard diploma for a certificate of completion because its easier,Ž says Mrs. Worth. Education is so important; weve worked so hard and our son has worked extremely hard for his standard diploma. Having guardianship allows us to continue the dialogue with his teach-ers. They cant dismiss us. Guardianship brought us peace of mind,Ž she continues. Its like a huge brick has been lifted, knowing we could still have input.Ž Guardian advocacy forms can be downloaded at Q „ Eden Autism Services Florida is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with autism and their families. Services include comprehensive clinical and outreach services, program consultations and early intervention, schools in Naples and Fort Myers, an organic training farm in Naples and residential and employment services for adults. For more information, contact Eden Floridas clinical services and outreach division at 992-4680, ext. 205Parents cannot assume a legal say once child turns 18GOLF maria MARINO O How would you like your daughter to go to college for free? If she can shoot less than 85 from the white tees, she will probably find a Division II university that will offer her some type of golf scholarship. More than 20 million people play golf and many of them started as children. Making the time investment will lead to riches beyond anything money can buy. More than 30 years ago the game of golf became one of the most influential elements in my life with experiences in golf shaping my life as it is today. My best friends were met at the golf course. Three generations of Marinos go on golf vacations and I have been blessed to be able to have traveled throughout our great country and the world on an endless streamŽ of chal-lenging and picturesque golf courses. Golf is a way of life for me. And it is a tool for business and an activity that is not limited by age. Statistics help us better understand what is happening in the world of golf. They show that golf is growing among todays youth. Title IX, the 1972 legis-lation that requires parity for women in sports scholarships awarded at federally funded educational institu-tions, has increased the number of golf scholarships available to women. This has helped make golf one of the fastest growing womens sports. The next time you have the opportunity to give a gift to a young girl, give her the gift of sports. It is a gift she will have and enjoy for a lifetime. Unfortunately, many golf scholarships go unused because young women have not been introduced to golf. The NCAA estimates that in 2009 more than 200 of the 1,800 girls golf scholarships, went UNUSED. A female golfer who shoots 80 or better is considered an excellent golfer and has a wonderful opportunity to earn a scholarship into a Division I school. The best resource for college information is the Ping American College Golf Guide. This is a complete guide that even tells you when and how to contact coaches and write letters. It also lists how many scholarships, and what type of scholarships, are avail-able at each college. Playing golf does not end with college. It is a sport that is part of todays business culture. Whether you are attending college on a golf scholar-ship or trying to drum up new busi-ness by entertaining clients on a golf course, golf is a beneficial life skill. When we learn as youngsters, we also learn many of the qualities that make us better human beings, such as integrity, honesty and grit. In what other sport do you see people call-ing penalties on themselves? It is a game where truth is just part of the landscape. Another important aspect about golf is the length of years you can play and the people you can play with. My mom is the reason I am playing golf today. I was active in plenty of sports as a youth, but none I could do with my mom. When she started playing, I realized this was a wonderful opportunity to spend more quality time with her. So, off I went to get clubs and find a golf swing. And being a hands-on aunt, (think Auntie Mame), as soon as my nephews, Robert and Stephen, were able to hold a club, I had them hitting golf balls. What began as a game of chasing a ball around with a stick became a part of our family culture. Often on a late afternoon or sunfilled weekend, you will find three generations of Marinos experiencing the beauty that is the golf course. For information about junior golf programs: Q The First Tee, Dyer Park 7301 N. Haverhill Road, WPB, FL842-0066, thefirstteepalmbeaches.orgQ Okeeheelee Golf Course, West Palm Beach, LPGA USGA Girls Golf ProgramSite Director, Donna White964-4653Q North Palm Beach Country Club Junior clinics and golf Palm Beach Par 3, Palm Beach Hook a kid on Golf, Junior golf clin-icsgolfontheocean.comQ PGA National, Palm Beach GardensSummer Junior Golf Academypgaresort.comQ Palm Beach County Junior Golf Association pbcjga.orgPGA of„ Maria Marino is a professional golfer who teaches nationally for the LPGA and locally at the First Tee at Dyer Park in West Palm. She also owns Marino Realty Group, which focuses primarily on property in Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter. Email her at, or call 906-8222. Q Young female golfers can score college scholarships

PAGE 14 FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 Tampa. The company employs about 4,000 people at its operations in 17 countries. Chromalloys technical staff is based at engineering centers throughout the country. That includes its Turbine Design Analytics Group in Stuart, which Mr. Farrant says will be folded into the new office at Northcorp. It doesnt hurt that such aerospace companies as United Technologies Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky Air-craft and Lockheed Martin are nearby, either. The area is home to a large aerospace and engineering community and is extremely well suited for our busi-ness,Ž Chromalloy President Armand F. Lauzon Jr. said in a statement. Mr. Lau-zon cited assistance from the state, the governors office, the county and the city as reasons for coming to the area. He also credited Enterprise Florida and the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County as being instru-mental in helping the company decide to move. The Palm Beach County Commission and the city of Palm Beach Gardens gave tax breaks totaling $272,800. The company also qualified for $364,000 in state tax refunds based a joint county-city match of $72,800, plus $500,000 from Floridas Quick Action Closing Fund, according to the Business Devel-opment Board. Chromalloy will take over a space on RCA Boulevard that once was occupied by Hilda Flack Interiors, which moved its retail operations to Downtown at the Gardens. Weve completely gutted the building and weve been working with an architect,Ž Mr. Farrant said. It will be half-office, half-lab space.Ž When completed, it will have about 30,000 square feet of space, plus a 10,000-square-foot warehouse. To fill that space, Chromalloy plans to bring about 70 jobs paying about $88,000 each, Mr. Farrant said. Of those 70 jobs, 52 would be new jobs from outside Florida, and the other 18 would come from other locations in the state, including Stuart, according to the Business Development Board. Its been a busy year for Chromalloy.In 2010, the company expanded its turbine engine component casting plant in Tampa with a new $30 million building, and in February, Chromalloy began construction on a new $5 million ceramic core facility that will be next to the casting foundry. And the company recently signed on to partner with Rolls-Royce on a Common-wealth Center for Advanced Manufactur-ing in Prince George County, Virginia. The 50,000-square-foot research center will include office, research and educa-tional space. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2013, Chromalloy says. Spokesmen for John C. Bills, manager of Northcorp, were out of town and not available to comment on the transac-tion. But Chromalloys neighbors at Northcorp, once home to an RCA plant, include: The Anspach Effort, which makes surgical instruments; Agilis Engineering Inc., which specializes in gas turbine engineering; a campus of Nova Southeastern University; Biomet 3i, a company specializing in dental implants and abutments; WPBF-Chan-nel 25 studios; and The Legend Group, an investment firm. Q CHROMALLOYFrom page 1Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet.Ž „ Irving Berlin Caps! Caps for sale!Ž „ Esphyr Slobodkina My hats in the ring.Ž „ Theodore Roosevelt We gotta get out of this place, if its the last thing we ever do.Ž „ The AnimalsHat in hand, not in the ring, I come to you. But its not my hat. It is a timely bonnet, the brimless Victorian variety. Referred to in Paris in the early 1800s as the invisible,Ž this chapeau provided pri-vacy and protection from wind chapping during those open-air carriage rides. The large poke bonnet peak framed the face and prevented looking either right or left without moving the head. Most 19th century European women had two bonnets. One was heavy, for win-ter use. The other straw headpiece came out for the Easter parade. Perhaps it is the Irving Berlin song that breathes the seasonal bonnet into the 20th century. Burl Ives sings the tune in the 1976 NBC Easter special The First Easter Rabbit.Ž This show narrates the origin of the Easter Bunny. A little girl receives a plush bunny named Stuffy as a Christmas gift. When she becomes ill later, all her toys are burned in order to disinfect her playroom. Stuffy is rescued by a fairy who takes him to a place at the North Pole called Easter Valley. Once there, Stuffy has to metamorphose into the Easter Bunny in order to save Easter Valley from freezing by the villain Zero. The word stuffy comes from an ancient Mesopotamian word meaning to be engulfed by surroundings.Ž A room is stuff-y when there is an excessive amount in a small space. The Stuffy story is inspired by Margery Williams book, The Velveteen Rabbit: How Toys Become Real.Ž Just as it is in the animated version, a stuffed rabbit is given. Here it is a little boy who receives the gift. The many other expensive, mechanical toys given to him snub the Velveteen Rabbit. And the Rabbit also meets real rabbits in the woods who show him that he cannot hop and jump. The Skinned Horse gives the Rabbit a new point of view: Real isnt how you are made. Its a thing that happens to you when a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you. Then you become real. It doesnt happen all at once. It takes a long time.Ž The Rabbit longed to become that kind of real that lasts forever, to know what that felt like. When the boy misplaces his favorite china dog, the maid gives him the Rabbit as a replacement. The Rabbit becomes his companion. And all goes well until the boy gets scarlet fever. Scarlet fever gets its name because of the symptoms of a strawberry tongueŽ and red transverse lines in body creases caused by bleeding under the skin. The boys illness and the reality of the coming disinfecting toy burning cause the Rabbit to cry a real tear. The tear brings a fairy. She proclaims that the Rabbit was real to the boy. Then she takes Velveteen Rabbit to the woods where he becomes real to everyone. He joins the wild rabbits. When the little boy comes to the woods the next springtime, he sees the Velveteen Rabbit and has a fleeting memory. Perhaps he has seen this running bunny before. This Easter fantasy is all well and good in America. But in Australia, it is a com-pletely different matter. Here rabbits are invasive, the most significant factor in species loss. Rabbits ring bark trees and cause soil erosion. The Foundation for a Rabbit Free Australia has created a new legend, the Easter Bilby. The bilby is a nocturnal omnivorous marsupial with very long ears and very long tongues. They do not need to drink anything. The name bilby is an Aboriginal word that means long-nosed rat. There is a national movement to prevent this endan-gered species from becoming extinct. The bilby hat is in the ring, hoping for the love of the people to keep it real. Off the top of my head (just saying without thinking whats merely remembered), there is another story. Thus have I heard: A man with 16 caps on his head to sell, plus one of his own, falls asleep under a tree. He awakens to find the caps gone, stolen by a troop of monkeys who wear them as they sit in the tree. He screams at the monkeys in disgust, demanding that they return the caps. The monkeys scream back in imitation. At his wits end, the man throws his own cap to the ground. Like-wise, the monkeys throw down their caps. And then the man stacks the caps back on his head, and continues his mantra: Caps for sale!Ž Slobodkina, the author of this tale, founded the American Abstract Art-ists group with her husband. Both Rus-sian modernists, they brought together the ancient icon rubric and anarchistic abstraction. Hats off to them. Q MUSINGS Rx O Off the top of my head COURTESY PHOTOChromalloy makes coatings for the working parts of turbine engines.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 NEWS A15 Lang Realty has purchased Villager Realty in Port St. Lucie from The Kolter Group, the company announced. The office will operate under the name Lang Realty of St. Lucie Coun-ty and Lang said it plans an aggressive expansion in the county. We want to continue to be the leader in western Port St. Lucie, includ-ing PGA Village, but want to quickly increase our agents presence across the county,Ž Scott Agran, Lang Realty president, said in a prepared state-ment. We think very highly of the St. Lucie County market, we love our office location in the heart of West-ern St. Lucie County, and are eager to start getting involved with the com-munity and bring some new jobs to the area.Ž The office is located at 9700 Reserve Blvd. in Port St. Lucie. Kolter has a wonderful long standing relationship with the Lang Com-panies and are confident in Langs growth plan and future of St. Lucie County,Ž Robert Julien, CEO of the Kolter Group said in the prepared statement. Mr. Julien said Kolter had considered several suitors but found Lang Realty the most formidable to assume their agents and staff.Lang Realty was established in 1989 and has grown from three sales associ-ates to more than 300 agents with offices in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and now St. Lucie Coun-ty.We expect tremendous growth in this market and expect to be a for-midable leader in St. Lucie County,Ž Ann Quinn, sales manager of Lang Realtys St. Lucie County office said in a prepared statement. This deal will give the agents the best possible tools to expand our reach especially as these communities grow.Ž For more information about Lang Realty and details on current listings, call 989-2100 or see Q Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (N ASD AQ-NMS: SBCF), a bank holding company whose prin-cipal subsidiary is Seacoast National Bank, reported first quarter 2011 net income of $358,000, compared with a net loss of $10.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 and a net loss of $1.6 million a year earlier. Including preferred stock dividends and accretion of preferred stock dis-count of $937,000, the net loss applicable to common shareholders was $579,000 or $0.01 per average com-mon diluted share for the first quarter, compared to a net loss of $11.1 million or $0.12 per average common diluted share in the fourth quarter and a net loss of $2.5 million or $0.04 per average common diluted share for the first quar-ter of 2010. First quarter results were announced April 25. The strategic framework we put in place over two years ago has enabled us to manage the effects of the real estate crisis effectively and on schedule,Ž Dennis S. Hudson, III, chairman and CEO, said in a prepared statement. We are now poised to accelerate our business plan to increase profitability and ultimately position Seacoast as a top-tier commu-nity bank, measured by low risk, strong organic growth and increased share-holder value.Ž Revenue generation improvements accelerated during the quarter as a result of growth in core business and a stronger balance sheet as favor-able new customer trends contin-ued to bring increased deposit balances, lower deposit costs, improved margins and increased fees. A total of 2,146 new core households were added in the first quarter of 2011, up 28.0 percent over the prior year. Average noninterest bearing demand deposit balances for the first quar-ter increased 14.8 percent compared to the prior year. Noninterest bear-ing demand deposits now total 19.3 percent of total deposits compared to 15.8 percent one year earlier. Our performance improved signifi-cantly in the first quarter of 2011 due to the completion last year of our focused strategy to eliminate exposure to residential and commercial con-struction and land development loans,Ž said Mr. Hud-son. These loans included our largest and most troubled borrowers and rep-resented our high-est loss content fol-lowing the unprec-edented real estate valuation declines in Florida. True to our prediction that nonaccrual loans had peaked in September 2009, we have seen six consecutive quarters of improvement since then. We now expect more rapid improvement in the next two quarters as several larg-er problem loan relationships, which together comprise approximately 50 percent of nonaccrual loans outstand-ing at March 31, 2011, are expected to be liquidated as a result of contracts executed late in the first quarter.Ž Q Lang Realty purchases Kolter group agency in Port St. Lucie Seacoast reports operating profits NEWS Made for TVA tank and several armored vehicles with dozens of SWAT officers and a bomb robot rolled into a generally quiet Phoenix neighborhood on March 21, startling the residents. Knocking down a wall, deputies raided the home of Jesus Llovera, who was suspectedŽ of running a cockfighting business, and, indeed, 115 chickens were found inside, but Mr. Llovera was alone and unarmed, and his only previous connection to cockfights was a misdemeanor convic-tion in 2010 for attending one. Were going to err on the side of caution,Ž said Sgt. Jesse Spurgin. Adding to neighbors amazement was the almost-fanciful sight „ riding in the tank „ of actor Steven Seagal, who had brought his LawmanŽ reality TV show to Phoenix. Q The entrepreneurial spirit New sign-ups for higher-end Dish satellite TV systems at the Radio Shack in Hamilton, Mont., also receive free Hi-Point .380 pistols or 20-gauge shotguns (after passing a background check, paid for by the store). The owner said his business has tripled since introducing the premium in October. Bobblehead dolls may be popular baseball giveaways, but as part of the local Green Sports AllianceŽ demonstrating concern for the environ-ment, the Seattle Mariners announced in March that for several games this season, fans would get free bags of com-post (made from food and other items discarded at Mariners games). It started as a class project at Brown University, but after a launch party on March 19 (and a sold-out first run of 500), Julie Sygiels Sexy Period menstrual-leak-fighting panties are on sale ($32 to $44, depending on the style „ cheeky,Ž hipsterŽ or bikiniŽ). Ms. Sygiel said sexyŽ is less to suggest sen-suality than to help women cope with the time of the month when they feel not at (their) best. We want to banish that moment.Ž In the early hours of the destruction at Japans Fukushima nuclear power plant in March, rumors abounded that millions of people might need iodine products to fight off radiation. A res-taurateur named Guo in Wuhan, China, seeing the price of iodized table salt rise dramatically, cleverly cornered a market with 4 tons of it, trucked to his home, where it filled half the rooms. Accord-ing to a March 25 China Daily report, the price has returned to pre-Fukushima levels „ much less than what Mr. Guo paid, and he can neither return the salt (lacking documentation) nor sell nor transport it (lacking the proper licenses). Q Fun with DNA A team of whimsical researchers at the University of Osaka (Japan) Grad-uate School of Frontier BiosciencesŽ has produced a strain of mice prone to miscopyingŽ DNA „ making them sus-ceptible to developing sometimes-unex-pected mutations, such as their recently born mouse that tweets like a bird. Lead researcher Arikuni Uchimura told Lon-dons Daily Mail that he had expected to produce, instead, a mouse with an odd shape, but the singing mouseŽ emerged. Previously, the team produced a mouse with dachshund-like short limbs. Q NEWS OF THE WEIRD BY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEMedical marvels Supatra Sasuphan, 11, of Bangkok, was recently noted as the worlds hairi-est girl by the Guinness Book of World Records for her wolf-like facial hair as one of only 50 people in history to be recorded with hypertrichosis. Though she has of course been teased and taunt-ed at school, she told a reporter in Febru-ary that the Guinness Book recognition has actually increased her popularity at Ratchabophit school. According to a team of University of Montreal psychologists, a 23-year-old man, Mathieu,Ž is the first documented case of a person wholly unable to feel a musical beat or to move in time with it. The scientists report for an upcoming journal article that Mr. Mathieu sings in tune but merely flails with his body, bouncing up and down much more ran-domly than do people who are merely poor dancers. From the September 2010 issue of the journal Endoscopy, reported by three physicians at the Albert Einstein Medi-cal Center in Philadelphia: A 52-year-old woman undergoing a routine colonos-copy was shown on the screen to have a cockroach in her traverse colon. A litera-ture review revealed no previous cases of cockroaches (but, e.g., ants, wasps, bees). Though the cockroach was not welcome, the doctors acknowledged that in some other countries, they are delicacies. Q Weird scienceFrom a March report: Forty million years ago, a female mite met an attractive partner, grabbed him with her clingy rear end, and began to mate „ just before a blob of tree resin fell on the couple, preserving the moment for eternity.Ž The resin-encrusted mites were discovered recently by researchers from the University of Michigan Muse-um of Zoology (who noted that, in those days, the female dominated mating, but that evolution has reversed that role). Q Least-competent criminals Daryl Davis, 30, was arrested in Springfield, Pa., in March and charged with stealing a pickup truck off of a dealers lot. According to police, Mr. Davis had care-fully forged an owners credential for the truck at another dealership and obtained a duplicateŽ key, allowing him to drive the truck off the second dealers lot. However, when he made the original bogus creden-tial, he had used his own name and photograph and was easily tracked down. LaShay Simmons, 22, was charged in March in Houston with theft of about 250 Sprint phones by (according to police) ordering 10 to 20 phones at a time under the names of legitimate businesses, but then calling Sprint back later to change the delivery location. However, she always made the callbacks using her own easily traceable Sprint phone. Q “We are now poised to accelerate our business plan to increase profitability and ultimately position Seacoast as a top-tier community bank, measured by low risk, strong organic growth and increased shareholder value.” — Dennis S. Hudson, III, chairman and CEO

PAGE 16 FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 MONEY & INVESTINGSimplify the U.S. Tax Code? It just won’t happenWhat book is longer than the Bible?Ž Longer than Tolstoys War and Peace?Ž Hint: the book is very much related to April 15. Yes, none other than the U.S. Tax Code.ŽHow long is long? Obscenely long „ 3.8 million words as of February 2010, according to Nina E. Olson, the national tax advocate who acts as an ombudsman for the IRS. Whereas many think the length of the Bible and the length of grand novels are meritorious, few, except tax accountants and lawyers, find the length in the code to render value. In fact, Ms. Olson issued a sweeping criticism of federal tax policy in her annual report to Congress. Ms. Olson found that the volume of the tax code had nearly tripled in size during the last decade „ to 3.8 million words in February 2010 from 1.4 million in 2001. She estimated that Americans spent 6.1 billion hours pre-paring their tax returns each year „ the equivalent of 3 million employees working full time, according to a recent New York Times article.The CCH Inc. (Commerce Clearing House) publishes tax law research and compliance in its Standard Federal Tax Register;Ž CCH annually publishes a chart of the growth of the code. Since 1913 (the year of the modern federal income tax), the code has increased from 400 pages to 504 pages in 1939, 8,200 in 1945, 40,500 in 1995 and 72,316 in 2011. Clearly, the entirety of the contents of the code is elu-sive to most any accountant. Clearly, these tax firms have loads of sub-specialties within their firms. Clearly, anything beyond a vanillaŽ tax return requires tax software or a tax specialist to file for you. Though all presidents in the past 50 years have used regal words to describe their sincer-est intentions to simplify the code, all these efforts failed and, worse, the tax code grew in size and complexity. Moreover, those presidents made comments akin to those of President Obamas deliv-ered recently to George Wash-ington University. ƒIm call-ing on Congress to reform our individual tax code so that it is fair and simple „ so that the amount of taxes you pay isnt determined by what kind of accountant you can afford.Ž In the name of simplification, President Obama has requested a tax hike for the wealthiest. So my budget calls for limiting itemized deductions for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans „ a reform that would reduce the deficit by $320 billion over 10 years.Ž Hmmm. Again, in the name of simplification, President Obama has called for leveling taxes amongst the various business sec-tors, so that companies of all kinds pay the federal government a roughly equal share of their annual profits.Ž Aha!Interestingly enough, the tax differences among industries are striking. Aswath Damodaran, a finance pro-fessor at New York University, who has researched the issue, said young high-tech companies often pay less than 10 percent of income in taxes, while old-line firms like railroads and utilities often pay more than 25 percent. Some firms such as utilities pay 35 percent. Say it aint so. The problem with simplifying the tax code is that it is a very difficult task to make minor changes to a hugely complicated mess. Further, how are changes made if the objec-tivity of lawmakers is easily com-promised by lobbyist dollars? For many, a sales tax is the simplest of solutions and one that levels the field for non-reporting/under reporting cash earners and for industries with highly prefer-ential tax treatment. It is hugely burdensome to the poor and tax paying middle class. And so it wont happen. From this columnists perspective, the budget will be balanced, the trillions of U.S. federal debt will be repaid „ all before the tax code is simplified. In other words, it will never happen. 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 Carousel figures, made mostly in the early 1900s, sell for high prices today. Car-ousels probably were first made in the 1700s to train spear-throwers, not as enjoyable rides for children. A horseback rider would ride toward a hanging ring and try to put the spear through it. By the late 1700s in Europe, there were small, light, moveable carousels that traveled from city to city. The modern carousel was introduced in the United States in the 1860s. Gustav Dentzel started a company that made car-ousel figures and parts. Some of the com-panys carvers were trained in art; some were European immigrants who had carved tombstones and woodwork in their home countries. At least 13 U.S. companies were making carved carousel figures by 1915. American carousels were more imagina-tive, more elaborate and more beautiful than those made in Europe. Another famous carousel maker was Herschell Spillman Co., founded in North Tonawanda, N.Y., in 1900. The company made horses and at least 18 other animals for carousels in the oldŽ style. Each animal was carved with special features, flowers, saddles and masks, and was painted in bright colors. A rare frog figure made between 1910 to 1915 by Spill-man sold recently at a James Julia auction in Fairfield, Maine, for more than $10,000. The frog was wearing shorts, vest, a white collar and bowtie, and sported a perfect coat of paint. Today, carousel figures that are not part of a working carousel are col-lected as folk art. Other animals were made in smaller numbers than horses and sell for higher prices. There are 100 vintage work-ing carousels in the United States today. If there is one near where you live, take a ride, admire the hand-carved horses and bring back memories of your childhood. Q: Was there such a thing as a dunce chair? I have read about them in books and seen some in TV movies, but was there really a chair in the corner for a dunce in school?A: Educational ideas have changed throughout the centuries. In the 19th cen-tury and perhaps earlier, a child who mis-behaved or did not study or do homework often was shamed in front of classmates. A seat in the corner and a pointed dunce cap were really used. The dunce chair could be a high stool or chair. It was made so that the child could not put his or her feet down on the floor. Perhaps that was to make the chair seem more confining. We have seen old wooden chairs with long legs as well as high stools sold as dunce chairs.Ž The name and the idea seem to make buyers more interested. Q: I inherited a metal sculpture that has been in my family since the 1930s. Count-ing the wooden base, its 26 inches high. The sculpture is of a man carrying fishing gear. Its titled God FishingŽ and is signed Mestais.Ž What can you tell me about it? A: Mestais is a listed sculptor who worked in France around the turn of the 20th century. Not much else is known about him. Your sculpture is made of spelter, an inexpensive zinc alloy. And youre reading the title wrong. Its called Cod Fishing,Ž not God Fishing.Ž An identical sculpture sold at auction in England last year for $32. That seems less than you should expect if you sold it here. Q: A friend gave me an old sterling-silver filigree pin. The interesting thing about it is that on the back, it reads Made in Pales-tine.Ž Is that a clue to its age?A: Since your pin is marked in English, its likely that it dates from the years when much of the geographic region historically referred to as Palestine was under British Mandate. That means your pin was made between 1923 and 1948 „ most likely in the 1930s or 40s. Some artists who live in todays Palestinian territories mark their pieces the same way, but filigree work in silver was more popular 60 or 70 years ago than it is now.Q: My old Homer Laughlin platter is marked H32NŽ on the bottom. How much is it worth? A: The Homer Laughlin China Co., still in business in Newell, W.Va., dates back to 1873 but was incorporated in 1896. The H32NŽ mark is a date and plant code. Your platter was made in August (designated by the HŽ) 1932 at Homer Laughlins Plant N.Ž Most Merry-go-round figures find their place as folk art KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terry KOVEL O early 1930s Homer Laughlin dishes sell individually for prices ranging from $1 to $50, depending on rarity and condition. The companys most popular dinnerware, the solid-color Fiesta,Ž sells for more. Tip: Lusterware requires special handling because it can wear away if it is improp-erly washed. The ware should be washed in warm water with a mild soap or detergent. Do not rub too hard, or you will remove the luster glaze. Q „ Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or e-mail addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. e lse is Y o ur e of n sive o ure w rong. s hi ng ,Ž A n d here. e L The frog from the book “Wind in the Willows” probably inspired the look of this carved wooden carousel animal. It may be the only figure on an old carousel dressed in human clothes. It sold in February 2011 at a James D. Julia auction ( in Fairfield, Maine, for $11,900. COURTESY PHOTO


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 BUSINESS A17 NETWORKING Jupiter Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy Students Participate in Solid Waste Authority’s Adopt-A-Spot program at Jupiter High School Girl Scouts use solar technology to bake and power Camp WelakaWe 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@” CANNEY / COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS1. Students celebrate in front of Jupiter High School after collecting over 40 bags of trash; 2. Academy parents and students pitch in to clean up trash near North County Aquatic Center on Toney Penna in Jupiter; 3. JERSA students with Academy Program Coordinator Neal White take a break on Military Trail; 4. JERFSA students clean up near retention pond at the front of Jupiter High school. 1 2 3 4

PAGE 18 FLORIDA WEEKLYA18 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 NETWORKING RNS Networking event at the DoubleTree Hotel 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@” K. AMMON / COURTESY PHOTO 1. Tatian Russo and Stuart Boxenbaum 2. Tamara Ksiazek, Tony Oliva, Beth Garcia, Derek Carroll and Brenda Ammon 3. Marcella Scherer, Peter Ranta and Lee Chitty 4. Sandy Bell, Ellen Dressler, Linda Gaddy and Donna Mondorff 5. Sandy Mendola, Beth Garcia, Cristina Yeatts and Wally Baldwin 6. Mark Smith, Jill Slawson and Carol Smith 7. Rebecca Keener, Shannon Krause and Saul Cohen 8. Trace Ester and Susie Galmin 1 35 2 4 6 78


BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESS INDUSTRY WEEK OF APRIL28-MAY 4, 2011 A19 Any way you cut itJAN NORRIS / FLORIDA WEEKLYRalph Dausilio’s deli, Antonio’s, sells his grandmother’s recipes for pasta sauces — vodka, marinara, Braciole, meatball and sa usage. For a take-out freshly made sandwich or sub, you cant beat a deli. There are several in our area that offer a bite on a bun to go, or to eat in. Most offer prepared foods as well, for a night off for the cook. We visited a few to get a flavor for what they offer.Kevin’s Dockside Deli, Palm Beach GardensJohn and Betty Naughton wait at the counter for their sandwiches to go at Kevins Dockside Deli. The Singer Island couple love Kevins. Ive eaten for years in all the New York City delis „ Second Avenue, Third Avenue, Carnegies „ this is the best,Ž Mr. Naughton said. They say its because the food is extravagant „ they give you way too much food and wont take it back!Ž And theres the friendly staff, including Brian Dennis, son of the original owners who knows most customers by name. They treat you like family,Ž Mr. Naughton said. He proves this by ban-tering with Mr. Dennis and asking about his family, too. Owners John and Marissa Gogno bought the New York-style deli months ago when Kevin and Phyllis Dennis decided to retire. The Gognos are originally from Pottsville, Pa., but have been in Florida a decade. They changed nothing, John Gogno said. They (Dennis family) have a great product, and there was no need to even think about changing anything,Ž Mr. Gogno said. Turkeys and the roast beef that are sliced and piled high on sandwiches are roasted in-house. Because theyre sold out quickly, they have to roast them every two days; more during holidays and in season. Theres freshly made brisket cooked every Wednesday. The tender pastrami is legendary, and one of the top sellers along with the house-made rice pudding, Mr. Dennis says. The Jewish-style offerings include a number of smoked fishes „ including hard-to-find chubs „ whitefish salad, lox and chopped liver. They have 10 meats available for sandwiches, or sliced for take-out by the pound. A fair number of diners prefer to eat in and take a seat in the cheery waterside deli, or on the patio outdoors overlooking the docks where the food is brought to the table after you order. They recently were gearing up for Passover, and had available fresh matzo ball soup, brisket, salads with no breads, and homemade gefilte fish. Were not kosher for Passover, but many of our foods are suitable for Passover,Ž Mr. Dennis said. They also offer breakfast here, but the crowd is larger at lunch „ and you wait in line on week-ends for both, as boaters get their sandwiches pre-pared to take aboard. The one thing the Gognos did change was the cash only policy … major credit cards are now accepted.Charlie’s Meat Market and Deli,Palm Beach GardensLilya Niznik was running around her deli full tilt. Were getting ready for Easter and Passover. Its going to be a busy time,Ž she said a week before the holidays. Shes owner and manager of Charlies Meat Market, a European deli that has a Russian-Polish focus. Its tucked away in a corner of a plaza behind Abbey Road on Military Trail. The deli has fresh meats and sells prime aged meats, fresh chicken and sausages, but the deli case and pre-pared foods take-out is extensive. All our sausages are made in house,Ž she said. We buy our smoked meats from upscale butchers „ we dont have our own smokehouse.Ž A long glass case is filled with kielbasa, wisswurst, kabanosy, the Polish sausage thats cured and eaten like jerky. The husbands get a stick and chew on it while the wife shops,Ž Ms. Nitznik said, laughing. Unusual sausages and deli meats like lanjaeger, a German salami, Geltwurst „ a German-style small bologna, blood and tongue loaf, headcheese, and cervelat „ another salami „ are favorites of cus-tomers who seek them out. My Russian and Polish and German customers „ they know what they are and what they taste like. The Americans want to know and try them, so we always give them a taste „ let them see what theyre missing!Ž she said. For her Jewish customers, she has briskets, chicken-liver pt, blini and homemade soups. All types come in for the homemade pierogi „ they offer 13 varieties and if someone wants some for lunch, hot, they can call in the morning and it will be ready for them. Seats in the newly expand-ed space allow diners to eat in. They also can choose Russian sodas, or from more than 20 obscure Russian, German and Polish beers. The Baltika No. 9 „ the higher the number, the more alcohol it has „ No. 9 is high alcohol! You cant find it too many places,Ž she said. Housemade borscht „ both beef and vegetarian varieties, are popular … pint and quart containers fill a refrigerator case. Dried pastas, spaetzle, can-dies and condiments also are here, along with red and black Russian caviar. Shes getting in babka, a Polish favorite bread, for Easter, and cooking up briskets to order for Pass-over hosts. We cook anything to order,Ž she said. Some of customers are getting older „ me too! „ and dont really want to cook that much anymore. Well do it for them „ a whole meal, if they want, with advance notice.ŽAntonio’s Italian DeliBrothers Ralph and Frank Dausilio have been serving South Florida customers their famous Ital-ian combo sub for almost 30 years „ first in Pom-pano Beach, and for the last 18 years, in Jupiter. But some customers see it as Bostons North End „ down South.Ž Its all in the family,Ž said Ralph Dausilio, working behind the room-long counter atop a chilled case filled with olives, cheeses, deli meats and prepared foods. Other cases nearby hold cookies and pastries, freshly butchered meats and in a separate one, gelato. Fans online gush over the place. When you walk in, it has that great Italian smell.Ž Its authen-tic Italian.Ž Many of the foods they serve are made in-house. We make our own gelato here,Ž Mr. Dausilio said. Weve been making it about five years „ its pretty popular. But no, we dont wholesale it to restaurants.Ž Customers were milling about as he talked, checking out the cases and shelves full of dried BY JAN NORRISjnorris@” Delis thrive in northern Palm Beach county JAN NORRIS / FLORIDA WEEKLYLilya Niznik is owner of Charlie’s Meat Market, a European deli that has a Russian-Polish focus. SEE DELIS A23 X

PAGE 20 FLORIDA WEEKLYA20 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 NETWORKING Wines around the World in AbacoaWe 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@” Call Us Today! For a complete list of all properties for sale in Palm Beach County: LEADERS IN LUXURY HOMES Jeannie WalkerLuxury Homes SpecialistJim Find us on Facebook!by LINDSEY JANOSKY / COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Alison Essaye and Lindsey Janosky 2. Elane Granger, Justin Cartlidge and Pam Saieg 3. Chris Krieger 4. Phil and Carolyn Callahan, Don and Peggy Miller 12 3 4


REAL ESTATE A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYWEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 A21 Spacious on the waterToll Brothers has opened a new designer-decorated model home, the Dalenna Versailles, in the Azura community in Boca Raton. Alex de Chabert, assistant vice president of Toll Brothers Southeast Florida Division, described the model in a pre-pared release. With its dramatic archi-tectural details and spectacular design, the Dalenna Versailles is a stunning addition to Azura.Ž Decorated by Design Group West, the Dalenna Versailles model home has 5,876 square feet of living space. It has with six bedrooms, four full baths, two half-baths and a bonus room. The house is situated on a home site overlooking the water and opens into a two-story foyer flanked by a study with double doors on one side and a formal dining room on the other. The foyer flows into a two-story living room that overlooks the covered lanai. The gourmet kitchen includes a center island, breakfast bar, pantry and breakfast room, which opens into the family room and provides access to the covered lanai. The first-floor master suite includes two large walk-in clos-ets, an exercise room and private bath. There is a second private bedroom suite on the first floor, which may be used as an in-law or guest suite. The second floor of the model features an optional bonus room, four second-ary bedrooms and a loft space. The Dalenna plan at Azura is priced start-ing at $1 million. The Dalenna is one of the new floor plans Toll Brothers is offering at Azura ranging in size from 3,039 to 4,708 square feet of living space. Homes in Azura by Toll Brothers are priced start-ing from the upper $700,000s. There also is a selection of discounted homes available in the community. Azura includes a 7,500-square-foot club with a resort-style pool, poolside spa, fitness center with ballet and yoga studio, putting green and childrens playground. The clubhouse has a social room for games and billiards indoors and outdoor areas with gardens, lawns and patios overlooking a lake. The Azura sales center is at 17354 Balaria St., Boca Raton. For more infor-mation, see or call 989-7799. Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYToll Brothers opens new model at Azura in Boca COURTESY PHOTOSThe Dalenna model has six bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half-baths and a gourmet kitchen. The model is in the Azura community in Boca Raton. “With its dramatic architectural details and spectacular design, the Dalenna Versailles is a stunning addition to Azura.”

PAGE 22 FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 NETWORKING Construction “Tops Out” at Max Planck Florida Institute’s new facilityJohn A. Paccione, Wendy Harrison, Ed ChaseKelly Smallridge and George Elmore sign the ceremonial beamNancy and David Auth, Michael and Barbara MitrioneDr. David Fitzpatrick and Pat Lester Kelly Smallridge and County Commissioner Karen MarcusDr. Claudia Hillinger and Bob EigenDennis Stefanacci and George ElmoreGroup shot, with the ceremonial beam.O’DONNELL AGENCY / COURTESY PHOTOSWe 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@”


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The most popular sandwich is the stores signature Italian combo, he said. Its got boiled ham, Genoa salami, capico-la, mortadella, and provolone,Ž along with tomatoes, onion and Italian dressing. Reno Lippa of Jupiter was ordering eggplant slices at the counter. He said he drives down often to get the stores pre-pared eggplant and hot sausages to take home for a meal. Of all the delis around, this is the one I like best,Ž he said. Diners can eat at one of several caf tables in the center of the room, but most come for take-out, Mr. Dausilio said. They drive down from Port St. Lucie and Stuart, and have their coolers and fill them up once a month. We get them from all over.Ž Fresh bread, pastries and Italian cookies are brought in by Mr. Bread of Stuart. Were not bakers. They have great pas-tries, so we use theirs,Ž he said. A smaller outpost of the deli, Antonios Deli Express, is in Palm Beach Gardens and is part of The Peddler produce market.Toojay’s Gourmet DeliTalk about delis, and Toojays is often mentioned. What started as a little deli in Palm Beach in 1981 spread throughout South Florida, then moved upstate to Orlando and Gainesville, and to Floridas west coast to Tampa, Sarasota and Clear-water. Currently, there are 25 locations. Traditional deli sandwiches „ pastrami, corned beef and roast beef „ come piled so high they make two meals. The rugulah and black and white cookies win accolades from sweet-tooths, but the Killer Cake „ a thick and rich cake with dark chocolate layers and ganache „ is the bomb with critics and diners alike. All TooJays are eat-in or take-out, and they offer a mail-order catalog.Market delisA number of gourmet markets and groceries in the area feature their own delis and prepared food cases as well. These include Carmines Gourmet Market, which has an extensive deli counter with a bend toward Italian offerings. All sandwiches are prepared on house-made breads. Wines, cheeses and breads and pastries have their own departments and there is a pizzeria with outdoor seating. Josephs Classic Market, a gourmet grocer that has moved into the old Albertsons on Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens, has a large deli counter and a bakery. Cheeses and wines are featured. Whole Foods Market in Downtown at the Gardens has areas for those wanting take-out meals. There are hot and cold ethnic dishes, soups and salads. In a deli area all natural or organic meats are sliced to order. There also are bakery, cheese and wine departments. Publix GreenWise market in Legacy Place has a large selection of cheeses, and a wine department next to its deli. A pre-pared foods table has salads, soups and hot dishes; a sandwich board makes panini and hot sandwiches; and an oven bakes fresh pizzas to order. Q DELISFrom page 19 >> Kevin’s Dockside Deli2401 PGA Blvd., (Harbour Financial Plaza), Palm Beach Gardens; 694-7945Open 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 7:30 p.m.-3 p.m., Sunday>> Antonio’s Italian Deli14131 U.S. 1, (Loggerhead Plaza), Juno Beach; 625-6544Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday>> Charlie’s Meat Market10800 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens; 627-7518; charliesgourmetmeatmarket.comOpen 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Mon.-Friday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat.; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday>> TooJay’s11701 Lake Victoria Gardens (Downtown at the Gardens), Palm Beach Gardens; 622-8131; www.toojays.comOpen 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday4050 U.S. 1 (Bluffs shopping center), Jupiter;627-5555; www.toojays.comOpen daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.>> Carmine’s Gourmet Market2401 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens;775-0105; www.carmines.comOpen 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday>> Joseph’s Classic Market4409 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens;799-0322; www.josephsclassicmarket.comOpen 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday>> Whole Foods Market11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens; 691-8550; www.wholefoodsmarket.comOpen daily, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.>> Publix GreenWise11231 Legacy Ave., Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens; 514-5175; www.publix.comOpen daily, 7 a.m.-10 the know O


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FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE B SECTION WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 INSIDE Sizzling summer Dan Hudak says flicks like “Cowboys & Aliens” should be good. B11 X Spoto’s sparklesOysters and the other fare are great at the eatery, and so is the service. B15 XFlagler Drive is closed through downtown West Palm Beach and you need to take a detour. What a pain! And what are you going to do? You can whine, then move along. Or you can park your car, buy a ticket and join a quarter-million other revelers for SunFest, where you can hear per-formances by the likes of Jason Mraz, Gregg Allman, Cee Lo Green, Toad the Wet Sprocket and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The festival, now in its 29th year, started as a free, low-key event designed to extend the season by a week or so Free, low-key event is now a 5-day blowout SEE SUNFEST, B4 XBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” COURTESY PHOTOEarth Wind & Fire will play May 1 at 7:45 p.m. SocietySee who’s out and aboutin Palm Beach County. B13-14 X Give up that grinOur relationship expert saysa smile may not seduce the guys. B2 X BOCA RATONS SLOW BURN THEATRE COMpany has only been in existence for two seasons. But in that time, it has forged a rep-utation for its edgy, out-of-the-mainstream musical productions. Musicals like Blood Brothers,Ž the longrunning London cult hit based loosely on Alexandre Dumas 1844 novella, The Cor-sican Brothers.Ž It is a special show to the troupes co-founders, Patrick Fitzwater and Matthew Korinko, since they saw it together in 1994, during their first-ever trip to Broadway. It is the show that made them decide they wanted to start their own theater, to do musicals with an emotional wallop like Blood Brothers.Ž Is it blood and guts? No. Its not creatures running around biting people on the neck,Ž notes Fitzwater, referring to Slow Burns debut show, Bat Boy.Ž And nobodys shooting presidents,Ž as in Assas-sins,Ž another hit for the company. I think edgy for us (means) that its just not your normal, fluffy musical.Ž Indeed not. Blood BrothersŽ is the saga of an impoverished Liverpool woman, preg-nant with twins she cannot afford to rear. BY HAP ERSTEINherstein@” SEE BLOOD, B4 XJason Edelstein, left, and Rick Pena take the stage in “Blood Brothers,” an edgy musicalat Slow Burn Theatre Company.COURTESY IMAGESEdgy musical of twins meeting as adults is long-running London cult hit Art, food and 50 bands highlight 29th SunFest

PAGE 26 FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 www.”oridastage.orgWORLD PREMIERE NOW IN THE RINKER PLAYHOUSE AT THE KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS561€585€3433SUBSCRIBERS & DONORSFOR SPECIAL ATTENTIONKRAVIS CENTER BOX OFFICE561€832€SHOW(7469) MEDIA SPONSOR FOR TICKETS CALL: An electric and timely new play from the author of The Storytelling Ability of a Boy. What happens when soldiers of fortuneŽ outnumber our army troops? Forti“ed with a BFA in Slam Poetry Performance, a young woman “nds herself caught up in a frightening and darkly comic journey with two rogue mercenary soldiers and a vaguely magical Afghani cab driver who has a penchant for Led Zeppelin.May 4 … June 5 I was reading a womens magazine. It bordered on kitsch with its beauty secrets, family recipes and tips for child rear-ing. There was a throw-in about careers „ how to manage interoffice disputes, how to transition from work to evening wear „ but most of the content covered the things a woman is supposed to l ove, topics that havent changed much in the last 50 years. Heres what I did love: a four-page spread on seduction techniques. The magazine asked psychologists the best ways to seduce a man, and the experts handed over a list of methods that women can use to lasso unsuspecting males. My absolute favorite: Smile more. The in-house psychologist said that men are more likely to approach a smil-ing woman. Catch his eye across the room,Ž the expert wrote, and give him a bold grin. This will signal that you are open and warm, and he will be powerless against your charms.Ž Powerless against my charms? Yes, please. Later in the week, a friend invited me out with her new love interest and his guy friends. Theyre really cute,Ž she said. Fun, too. Youll have a great time.ŽCan he be seduced with a smile? Maybe not SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artis HENDERSON O “This will signal that you are open and warm, and he will be powerless against yourcharms...”I put on my tightest jeans and a pair of high-heeled sandals. My Im-not-really-making-an-effort (but we all know I am) outfit. Then I pulled out my new seduc-tion weapon: a big, bright smile. I prom-ised myself I would keep it on all night. The bar was outdoors, draped in white lights, shadowed in places from the philo-dendron leaves that climbed the walls. There they are,Ž my friend whispered in my ear, and we approached their table against the wall. There was an awkward moment, a few seconds of hesitation when no one knew who should be introducing whom. My smile wavered, and I started to retreat to my natural position on the edge of things. But I dipped into my seduction toolbox and pulled out a flashy grin. I stuck out a hand. Nice to meet you,Ž I said. The introductions flowed from there. I ended up in the corner seat, facing two of the young men. They were not especially talkative „ or not especially talkative to me. When they did turn in my direction, I spoke through a gigantic, toothy smile. I smiled at every inane thing they said, at their weak jokes and casual inquiries into my life. I smiled with all the wattage I could muster. But rather than being seduced, they were amused. When we wrapped up the evening, I had the impression theyd come to their own conclusions about me, and those conclusions had nothing to do with my seductive powers. The next night, we went to a house party the guys were hosting. I walked into the kitchen and saw the two I had corralled. A look passed between them, a look that confirmed everything I feared about my grinning experiment. I had given them too much too easily „ it was just a smile, but it implied other things „ and rather than being flat-tered, they were dismissive. Which is often the way these things go. So now I have tucked away my seduc-tive smile, to be pulled out only in cases of genuine delight. Q e philoe wa ll s. i spered ir table w kward n when od ucin g a rte d to h e edge d uction g rin. I e introfacing e re not p ecia lly t urn in igantic, n e t h in g d casua l h all the d they u p t h e d come e, and do a gg t ered, they were dismissive. Which is often the way th ese t h in g s g o. So n o w I hav e tu c k e d a way my seduc t ive smile, to b e pu ll e d out o n ly in cases of genuine d elight. Q The science of youthful beautyBotox & Dermal Fillers Laser Skin Rejuvenation Acne/Scarring Repair Autologous Fat Transplantation Personalized Skin Care Advanced cosmetic procedures to bring out your natural beauty. COASTAL DERMATOLOGYcosmetic, laser & surgery center Shauna Kranendonk, MDFellowship Trained Cosmetic Dermatologist Board Certied Trained By Renowned Dermatologist Dr. Susan Obagi 3401 PGA Blvd., Suite 440 / Palm Beach Gardens / 561.820.0155 /


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 B3 LiveMusic Reggaeevery SundayNight from 7:00to12 Dance/Top40 Fri.&Sat. 9:00to12:30 GreatFood Dineinsideoroutside € dailyspecials € € freshfish € steaks € salads pizza € KidsMenu 2300PGABlvd.,PalmBeachGardens (SWCornerattheIntracoastalWaterwayBridge)561-694-1700 HappyHour Mon.-Thurs. 4:00to6:30 Friday 3:00to6:30 witha complimentary carvingstation AmazingViews Relaxandwatchthe boatscruisebyalongthe Intracoastalwaterway. WateringholeTiki Featuringfood anddrinkspecials. A South Florida Tradition in Waterfront Dining relaxenjoyunwindchilllaughindulge Tickets to limited engagements go on sale at 10 a.m. May 2 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. The shows include performances by the Capitol Steps and the John Pizzarelli Quar-tet. The theater also will continue its Kids Korner series of childrens shows, and there will be shows by students of the the-aters Conservatory of Performing Arts. Heres a look at the 2011/2012 season: „ Youth Artists Chair presents The Good T imes are Killing MeŽ „ Sept. 17. Adults $20, students $15. „ The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Guild presents the Glenn Miller Or chestra „ Oct. 9. All tickets $40. „ Jigsaw Jones, the Case of the Class Clo wn „ Oct. 22. All tickets $12. Produced by ArtsPower. „ Spy Series presents Spies: Movies vs. R ealityŽ „ Oct. 24. An inside look at Alfred Hitchcocks The 39 Steps.Ž All tickets $25. „ Studio Showcase „ Dec. 19 By the Conservatory students. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students. „ Palm Beach Gardens Concert Band presents a H oliday Concert „ Dec. 20. All tickets $12. „ The Maltz Jupiter Theatres Conserv atory of Performing Arts presents The Best of Broadway Musical Revue „ Dec. 30. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students. „ Capitol Steps „ 5 and 8 p .m. Dec. 31. Tickets are $50, $60 and $85 for special VIP seats with Champagne toast and meet and greet. „ Cabaret,Ž the movie „ Jan. 1 Free event; advanced tickets are required. „ Sister Robert Annes Cabaret Class: A One Nun-sense musical e vent „ Jan. 16. All tickets $30. „ Chris MacDonalds Memories of Elvis „ Jan. 22. All tickets $45. „ Steve Lippias Simply SinatraŽ „ Fe b. 3. All tickets $40. „ Aesops Fables „ Fe b. 4. All tickets $12. Produced by Eckerd Theatre Com-pany. „ The Second City: Laugh Out Loud Tour „ Feb. 4. All tickets $35. „ Love LettersŽ „ Fe b. 13. All tickets $50. „ Hello, Dolly!Ž the movie „ Fe b. 27. Free event; advanced tickets are required. Subject to change. „ Arias: An Evening with Palm Beach Opera „ March 1 „ Young artists sing. All tickets $25. „ Celtic Crossroads „ 8 p.m. All tick ets $40. „ Yesterday: A Tribute to The Beatles „ March 4. All tick ets $40. „ John Pizzarelli Quartet „ March 2 5. All tickets $50. „ Jay and The Americans „ March 26. All tickets $50; Pre-show meet and greet tickets $65. „ Henry and Mudge „ May 4. All tick ets $12. Produced by TheatreWorksUSA. „ PippinŽ „ May 1 8-20. By the Conservatory students. Adults $20, students $15. „ Bye Bye BirdieŽ „ June 2930. By the Conservatory students. Adults $20, students $15. „ Willy Wonka Jr.Ž „ Jul y 27-28. By the Conservatory students. Adults $20, students $15. For tickets, call 575-2223 or go online to Q Tickets to Maltz limited engagements go on sale May 2

PAGE 28 FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 So she reluctantly gives up one of her babies into the care of the well-off, childless lady she works for, and the boys grow up in very different circum-stances, eventually meeting again as young adults. It has psychological complexity,Ž says Korinko, who plays the narrator of the show. The characters go through a lot of things. Not just the kids. The mother obviously who gives the child up goes through the emotional wringer. And then the mother who gets the boy, Mrs. Lyons, she has to deal with her own demons.Ž Blood Brothers has music, lyrics and book by Willy Russell, a playwright best known for such non-musicals as Educating RitaŽ and Shirley Valen-tine.Ž The show had a relatively mod-est two-year run on Broadway, but in London, it opened in 1988 and is still running, 24 years later. Director-choreographer Fitzwater feels certain that his audiences will fall under the spell of Blood Brothers,Ž but they may have to be patient. It doesnt get you until the end,Ž he says. Youll fall in love with these characters and go through their lives, and then its going to slap you on the side of the face in the last 10 minutes of the show. Its a sneak attack.Ž Overall, the shows appeal, explains Korinko, is just how basically human it is. Theres nothing in there that some-body in the audience cant relate to. You sympathize with the kid that falls on hard times, with the mother whos struggling, the woman who cant have children, situations that you can relate to. You really feel a bizarre, strange personal connection with these kids.Ž Slow Burn has gradually built a loyal audience. We got a nice big influx of new audience from (Kiss of the) Spi-der Woman,Ž the companys previous show. And theyre basically telling us they want to see whatever we do.Ž Blood BrothersŽ will probably be unknown territory for most of the audi-ence, but then the show has its avid groupies. There are tons of them out there and were hearing from them,Ž says Korinko. Theyll see the poster and theyll go, Oh my god, whos doing Blood Brothers? Weve got to see it. Ž To date, this is our largest presell yet,Ž says Fitzwater. Some of that is because of the show, but also its catching on that we are doing the right things.Ž Slow Burn is also gaining a following among performers, for the quality of the work and the adventuresome choices the company makes. This is honestly the best cast that weve ever had. All of them are fear-free,Ž says Fitzwater. Theyre taking risks.Ž In addition to such Slow Burn regulars as Rick Pena, Noah Levine and Sabrina Gore, Blood BrothersŽ will be introducing area audiences to Jason Edelstein as Mickey, the twin who grew up in poverty. Edelstein is a recent graduate of Miamis New World School of the Arts. They seem to really like what were doing, so theyre pushing graduates towards us, which is giving us great tal-ent,Ž reports Korinko. He says hes an actor, not a singer. He was just coming in hoping to land a role in the ensemble,Ž recalls Fitzwater. He walked in and walked out with the lead.Ž The material is so good, we just have to trust it and let it do its job,Ž says Fitz-water, though he concedes Ive jazzed it up a little bit. Choreography is my strong point, so Im using it to sidetrack you and trick you, to switch moods on you abruptly.Ž Asked to sum up Blood BrothersŽ in one word, Fitzwater cheats a little and selects the hyphenated label life-changing.Ž It was definitely life-changing for Matthew and myself, as far as our whole outlook on theater,Ž he explains. I think it will change the way you think about musical theater.Ž Q BLOODFrom page 1 >> BLOOD BROTHERS, Slow Burn Theatre Company at West Boca High School, 12811 West Glades Rd., Boca Raton. April 29 through May 8. Tickets: $30. Call: (866) 811-4111. O in the know and to lure shoppers into the citys ail-ing downtown. In the 1980s, SunFest drew crowds eager to hear a little jazz, buy artwork and see a fireworks display. Three decades later, the event stretches along the waterfront from Banyan Boulevard south to Okeecho-bee Boulevard. Between the two streets are three stages of musical acts that range from local to national, booths filled with the works of about 160 fine artists and crafters, food and floating party boats, all capped by a fireworks display along the citys new Waterfront Commons. The ticket price: $34. This years festival started April 27 and continues through May 1. New this year: A 5k race.Were excited about the 5k. We already have 300 runners and were trying to cap it at 500 runners,Ž says Melissa Sullivan, SunFests marketing director. Wed talked about a race and now were doing it.Ž The race, scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. April 29, is designed for runners who want to party afterward. The $45 fee will get runners access to SunFest, plus two beers, waters or soft drinks. There will be a place to rinse off and change clothes. Or, if runners are really sweaty, they can shower at Ultima Fit-ness, at the corner of Clematis Street and South Dixie Highway. The cost? A $1 towel fee. And how about parking?Were doing some things to try to take away the strains of getting to SunFest. Were renting the Palm Beach County Judicial Center lot and doing some really discounted programs,Ž Ms. Sullivan says. Parking in advance is as little as $5. And were also doing a carpool deal.Ž Trolleys also will transport revelers to and from downtown parking. Or you can come by boat, and take a water taxi. We have a drop-off dock where the captain can drop off the passengers, then anchor and take a water taxi in for $5,Ž Ms. Sullivan says. It actually could be less expensive to come by boat.Ž Waterfront Commons, with its trees and other landscaping, is a major draw, Ms. Sullivan says. Last year it was like opening up a present,Ž she says. This year were excited to be back in that tropical, luscious space in which the city has invested.Ž SunFest says it has about 260,000 visitors each year. Weve been pretty steady over the past few years,Ž Ms. Sullivan says. And who are those 260,000?We still have that strong core of die-hard SunFest fans, who say, Im coming every day. But were growing a younger following,Ž Ms. Sullivan says. That Baby Boomer generation music is just a little bit more hit and miss as far as whos on tour and whos available.Ž Theres a name for that following, too. We call them the adorers. The core is still in that 40-year-old range,Ž she says of the crowd, which comes from all over the country, as well as South Florida and the Treasure Coast. Were bringing people in from Broward more than we used to. We work with a num-ber of hotel partners, and one more has already sold out.Ž That makes marketing the festival easy. Its always really exciting when the buzz is growing,Ž Ms. Sullivan says. Ticket sales are up over where they were last year. Theres nothing like throwing a party and having your invi-tees chatting it up.Ž Q SUNFESTFrom page 1 >> SunFest is along Flagler Drive between Banyan and Okeechobee boulevards in downtown West Palm Beach. It is open 5-11 p.m. April 28-29, noon-11 p.m. April 30 and noon-9 p.m. May 1. Entertainment is on three stages: >> April 28: 5:15 p.m., Sarah Packlam; 6:15 p.m., ¡Mayday!; 7 p.m. Brooke Fraser; 8 p.m., Cee Lo Green; 8:45 p.m., Jason Mraz >> April 29: 5 p.m., Inspired Flight; 5:30 p.m., Circa Survive, 5:45 p.m., Cherry Poppin’ Daddies; 7 p.m., Mann featuring Rock-It! Scientists; 7:15 p.m., Anberlin; 7:30 p.m., The Vagabonds; 8:45 p.m., Mike Posner; 9:15 p.m., Gregg Allman; 9:30 p.m., Taking Back Sunday. >> April 30: 12:15 p.m., The Gallery; 12:45 p.m. Tribal Seeds; 12:45 p.m., Pee Wee Lewis and the Hues; 2 p.m., Never Shout Never; 2:45 p.m., Toad the Wet Sprocket; 3:30 p.m., Ziggy Marley; 4 p.m., Jesse Young Band; 5 p.m., The Kinected; 5:45 p.m. Panic Bomber, 5:45 p.m., Behold the Wolf; 6:45 p.m., Andre; 7:30 p.m., Steel Train; 7:30 p.m., Jeff Harding; 8:30 p.m., Prince Royce; 9 p.m., Styx; 9:30 p.m., MGMT. >> May 1: 12:15 p.m., Memphis Soul Revue; 12:30 p.m., Funky Seeds; 1:15 p.m., Dharmata; 2:15 p.m., Preservation Hall Jazz Band; 2:30 p.m., O.A.R.; 3 p.m., Sick Puppies; 4 p.m., The Elements of Jazz; 4:30 p.m., Shazman; 4:45 p.m., The New Planets; 5:30 p.m. Joel DaSilva & the Midnight Howl; 6 p.m., Peter Baldwin; 6:15 p.m., Nothing Rhymes with Orange; 7 p.m., Jeff Beck; 7:30 p.m., Neon Trees; 7:45 p.m., Earth, Wind & Fire. >> Fireworks: 9-10 p.m. May 1 >> Tickets: One-day pass, ages 13 and up, $34; two-day pass, ages 13 and up, $51; ve-day pass, ages 13 and up, $66; free for 5 and under; one-day pass, ages 6-12, $10; two-day pass, ages 6-12, $17; ve-day pass, ages 6-12, $22; seniors, $20 a day. Available by phone at 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at (800) SUNFEST (786-3378). >> Parking: Available in lots and garages throughout downtown West Palm Beach. You can prepay online. Log on to for details. O in the know COURTESY PHOTOSPreservation Hall, above, and Styx, left, play SunFest this year.


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PAGE 30 FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Thursday, April 28 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 visit Q Mos’Art Theatre — Screenings of Super,Ž at 11:30 a.m., and Bill Cun-ningham New York,Ž at 1:30 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 per-formances, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays through April 28, Midtown Palm Beach Gardens, 4801 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. April 28: The Brass Evolution. Free; Q Lighthouse Sunset Tour —Take in the sunset views and see the Jupiter Light turn on to illuminate the night sky second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Next tour: April 28. Visi-tors get an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom. Tour time approximately 75 minutes. Tours are weather permitting, call for tour time. Must be 4 feet tall to climb, no flip-flops on tour. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum 500 Captain Armours Way (Beach Road and U.S. 1), Jupiter. $15 per person, RSVP required, 747-8380, Ext. 101, Friday, April 29 Q Abacoa Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series — Noon-3 p.m. Fridays, Abacoa Amphitheater and Vil-lage Green, Main Street and University Boulevard, Jupiter. Free. Bring lunch or purchase from local vendors. April 29: Jeff Harding. May 6: Anthony James. May 15: Steve Jones of Acoustic Rem-edy. May 20: Brian Bobo. May 27: Rob Arenth. Information: or 253-8080. Q Mos’Art Theatre — Screenings of Certified CopyŽ and Poetry.Ž Various times, April 28-May 4. Opening night tickets: $6. General admission: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q “Enchanted Sleeping Beauty” — 7 p.m. April 29 and 1 and 5 p.m. April 30. Live musical production of this classic tale of the girl who awakens to a kiss by her prince. MosArt Theatre, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Tickets: $15/$12; 337-6763. 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 approximately 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 29: Chad & Heath-er. Downtown at the Gardens Centre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Saturday, April 30 Q Yoga in the Outfield — 10 a.m. April 30, Roger Dean Stadium, Abacoa, Jupiter. Yoga class is suitable for all levels. Bring yoga mat and water. Free; email or call 624-7788. Q K-9 Kleanup Day — Sponsored by the city of Palm Beach Gardens, 8-10 a.m. April 30, Lilac Dog Park on Lilac Street. This date launches the annual renovation period for the park, which begins April 30 and continues through May 23. Call Mike Kelly at 630-1148. 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 mid-night, bar open until 3 a.m. daily. 2650 PGA Blvd., PGA Plaza, Palm Beach Gar-dens; 624-7427. Q “Keep Flippin’ Takes a Road Trip!” — A tumbling and apparatus revue featuring the Keep Flippin Show Team and students, at 6 p.m. April 30 and 2 p.m. May 1, Eissey Campus The-atre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $17; 745-2511 or at the studio, 6761 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Q International Music Series — Performances 6-10 p.m. Saturdays through the month of April. April 30: Tommy Tunes Digital Karaoke. Down-town at the Gardens Centre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Sunday, May 1 Q Taste in the Gardens Green Market — Gardens Park, 4301 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. Live entertainment, produce, plants, flowers, handmade crafts and prepared food and drink items. Free; no pets. For information, call 630-1100. Tuesday, May 3 Q “Reconciliation” — Sculpture exhibition by Jo Anna Zelano, May 3-31, Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Gallery is open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and at all performances. Free; 207-5905. Q “The Cha-Cha of the Carmel Spider” — World premiere of Carter W. Lewis play in which a young woman finds herself caught up in a frighten-ing and darkly comic journey with two rogue mercenary soldiers and a vaguely magical Afghani cab driver who has a penchant for Led Zeppelin. May 3-June 5, Florida Stage, Kravis Centers Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Opening night is 7:30 p.m. May 6. Tickets: $40-$50; 585-3433. Wednesday, May 4 Q “Break Up Support Group” — 10 a.m. Wednesdays, various locations in Palm Beach Gardens. Sponsored by The Counseling Group, which pro-vides free Christian counseling, classes and support groups; 624-4358. Q Hatchling Tales — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marine-life 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 American Bocce League and Free Play — 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, through May 25, Downtown Park (just south of the Cheesecake Factory), Downtown at the Gardens Centre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. 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 Flagler Museum — Museum is housed in Henry Flaglers 1902 beaux-arts mansion, Whitehall. 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 Art on Park — Ann Lawteys Figures on Movements,Ž oils on canvas and monotypes, Through May 5. Gallery is at 800 Park Ave., Lake Park; 355-0300. Q Children’s Research Station — Loggerhead Marinelife Center program is designed to exercise childrens science skills through an experimental lab. Each child receives a lab coat, veteri-nary instruments, a worksheet, and their own sea turtle replica to name and study. Kids take their sea turtles straight and curved measurements with a measuring tape and calipers. Based on the measure-ments, Dr. Logger helps the group place their turtles into a size classification to determine age and species. They role play taking blood with a syringe and learn about the different things a blood sample can reveal. The children look at X-rays, locate a hook in the turtles throat and learn more about the steps necessary during sea turtle rehabilita-tion. Then, the group tags their turtles with a unique number and mimics a suc-cessful sea turtle release into the ocean. To be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free; 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; 627-8280. Q Lighthouse ArtCenter — 41st Annual Kindergarten-12 Community Schools Exhibiton,Ž May 4-26. Grades K-5 opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 4. Grades 6-12 opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 5. 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. Satur-days and Sundays. Cost: Members free, $10 non-members ages 12 and up. Free admission Saturdays, excludes golf exhi-bitions; 746-3101 or Q Norton Museum of Art — Fabulous Fakes: The Jewelry of Ken-neth Jay Lane,Ž through May 1; To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum,Ž through May 8; From A to Z: 26 Great Photographs from the Norton Collection,Ž through June 19; Eternal China: Tales from the Crypt,Ž through July 17. Altered States,Ž through July 17. Museum is at 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Admis-sion: $12 adults, $5 visitors 13-21; free for members and children under 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. second Thurs-day of the month. Closed Mondays and major holidays; 832-5196. Q Society of the Four Arts — Museum, library and gardens are at 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Admission: Free to members and children 14 and under, $5 general public; 655-7226.COURTESY PHOTOStudents of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Conservatory of Performing Arts will perform “Cats” May 20-22.


WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B7 First-timers welcome! Repair Service • Cycling Club Personalized Coaching Complete Bikes • Gear and Gifts Apparel • Transportation Racks On Your Mark Performance 819 N Federal Hwy, Lake Park 561.842.BIKE (2453) WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO May Events Q “Maximizing Your Business Opportunities: Networking, Media and Charitable Market-ing” — A forum featuring experts from the legal, branding and financial profes-sions, 7:30 a.m. May 6, Kravis Centers Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Hosted by Jewish Federation of Palm Beach Countys Busi-ness and Professions Division (B&P). Tickets: $22. Participants are asked to bring canned food items to donate to the Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Childrens Service, a Federation partner agency, for their kosher food pantry. Call (561) 242-6607, e-mail or visit to register for the event. Q “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” — May 6-June 19, Palm Beach Dramaworks, 322 Banyan Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $47; 514-4042, Ext. 1. Q 13TH Annual RIMS Classic Golf Tournament — Risk Insurance Management Society tournament begins with an 8 a.m. shotgun start May 7 at Abacoa Golf Club, Jupiter. Followed by luncheon and awards. Benefits the Safety Council of Palm Beach County. $150 per golfer; 845-8233 Ext. 17, or visit Q Seaview Radio All-Star Band — Mothers Day concert, 7 p.m. May 7, MosArt Theatre, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Tickets: $15; 337-6763. Q “Broadway Bound!” — Concert by the Indian River Pops, 7:30 p.m. May 7 at St. Lucie West Centennial High School, 1485 SW. Cashmere Blvd., Port St. Lucie; 7 p.m. May 8 at the Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens; 7:30 p.m. May 14 at The Lyric Theatre, 59 SW Flagler Ave, in Stu-art. Tickets are $15 in Port St Lucie and $25 in Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart. For tickets in Port St Lucie, call (772) 344-6866; in Palm Beach Gardens (561) 207-5900 and in Stuart (772) 286-7827. Q Celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut — A celebration of Israels independence day, sponsored by The Ewa & Dan Abraham Project and the JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches, 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 10, the Waterfront and City Commons in downtown West Palm Beach. Includes a 6:30 p.m. dance perfor-mance by Israels Re-vital Dance Ensem-ble, a showcase of 13 area synagogues, childrens activities, a marketplace of Jewish and Israeli products and kosher food for sale. Free. Participants can bring chairs and blankets. Q “The Color Purple” — May 10-15, the Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25 and up; 832-7469. Q River Totters Arts n’ Crafts — 9 a.m. second Wednesday of each month (next session is May 11), Loxa-hatchee River Center, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Arts and crafts for kids. Cost: $3; 743-7123. Q The 2nd Annual Friends of Jupiter Beach Food & Wine Festival — In honor of Jack Melleby. The festival, presented by PNC Bank, will be 3-6 p.m. May 14 under the east span of the Indiantown Road Bridge, Jupiter. Dozens of restaurants and bever-age sponsors will offer tastings. Tickets: $30 per person in advance (by 5 p.m. May 13), $35 at the door, $10 for children 12 and under. Available at or by mail: Send ticket request and check to: Friends of Jupiter Beach, P.O. Box 791, Jupiter, FL 33468. Tickets will be available at the WILL CALL table and will not be mailed. Q “Celebrating Yourself” — Art on Park Studios and Gallery hosts its first juried student art show. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. May 14. Show contin-ues through June 2. Gallery is at 800 Park Ave., Lake Park; 355-0300. Q “Big Bad Musical” — 7 p.m. May 13 and 3 and 7 p.m. May 14. The Big Bad Wolf is being slapped with a class-action lawsuit by storybooks of quirky characters who want to get even: Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother, the Three Little Pigs and the Shepherd in charge of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. With Sydney Grimm as the commenta-tor on live Court TV, the two greatest legal minds in the Enchanted Forest „ the Evil Stepmother and the Fairy Godmother „ clash in a trial that will be remembered forever after. Mr. Wolf makes a good case for himself. Was he born a criminal, or made one? MosArt Theatre, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Tick-ets: $15/$12; 337-6763. Q “Coppelia & Gems” — Presented by Atlantic Dance Theater at 8 p.m. May 14 and 2 p.m. May 15, Eis-sey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students/seniors. Tickets available at 575-4942 or Q “Cats” — The students of the Maltz Jupiter Theatres Conservatory of Performing Arts present the musical at 7:30 p.m. May 20-21 and at 2 p.m. May 22 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets: $20 for adults; $15 for children; 575-2223. Q “The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza” — Two battling narrators attempt to cover the entirety of Greek mythology using audience participation, a beauty pageant, puppets, and general theatrical insanity. 7 p.m. May 20, 3 p.m. May 21 and 2 p.m. May 22, Atlantic The-ater, 6743 W. Indiantown Road, No. 34, Jupiter. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students/children; 575-4942 or Q Mommy & Me — Family-friendly activities for mommies, daddies and little ones 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the last Wednes-day of the month. Next session: May 25, Downtown at the Gardens Carousel Courtyard, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 318-5358. Q


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Participating retailers include A Latte Fun, Candles by Mimi’s Daughter, Sur La Table, The Magical Animal, Go van Gogh, Keola Health & Wellness, Palm Beach Tots, Cartoon Cuts, Fro-Yotopia, Macaroni Kids and more!Wednesday, May 25, 11am-1pm Carousel Courtyard MO MM Y & ME 25 Head to Downtown Park for American Bocce League play and open courts. Wednesdays in May, 6-8pm Downtown Park (S. of The Cheesecake Factory)AM ERICAN BOCCE L EA G UE & FREE PLAY 4 11 Bocce6-8pm, Downtown Park (S. of The Cheesecake Factory)Bocce6-8pm, Downtown Park (S. of The Cheesecake Factory)Bocce6-8pm, Downtown Park (S. of The Cheesecake Factory) 18 A high-end style swap where ladies have the opportunity to mingle and exchange gently used clothing and accessories that they no longer wear or need. The process will benet Dress for Success, the non-prot that provides interview suits and career development for women in more than 75 cities worldwide. Please bring a donation. Call 202-359-0669 for more info.6-8pm, The Pavillion (Next to Sur La Table)ST YLE SW AP 7 E ver S o C lever 6-10pm, Centre Court Derek Mack Band 6-10pm, Centre Court C ELE B RA T E SATURDAYS AT DOWNTOWNThe weekend is here! What better way to celebrate than in Centre Court on Saturday nights! Saturdays in May, 6-10pm Centre Court Billy Bones6-10pm, Centre Court 14 May 14th & 15th 11am-7pm, Property-wideCUT ES T PE T C ON T ES T AND YA PP Y H OUR Join Downtown, WRMF & Whole Pet Essentials on a search for South Florida’s cutest pet! Please visit for more details. 4-6pm, Centre Court 21 28 FM6-10pm, Centre Court 13 20 S hauna S weeney Band 6-10pm, Centre Court Join Downtown, Cobb 16, Whole Foods and WILD 95.5FM for a night of swashbuckling and debauchery for the release of Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides. The night will benet Busch Wildlife Sanctuary at Loxahatchee River District. Follow our Facebook page for a chance to win tickets to opening night!Party starts at 6pm, Centre Court PIRA T E PAR TY FUNDRAISER F OR JE FF NEVE, C ANDIDA T E F OR THE L EUKE MIA AND LY MP HO M A S OCIE TY “MAN O F T HE Y EAR” For more information, please call 561-512-0761.7-10pm, The Pavilion (Next to Sur La Table) DOWNTOW N’S WEEKEND K ICKO FF Start your weekend off right in Centre Court on Friday nights. Enjoy a variety of musical stylings Friday nights in May. Fridays in May, 6-10pm Centre Court Jason C olannino Band 6-10pm, Centre Court 6 27 The Feeder Band6-10pm, Centre Court Taking Family and K id Portraits 11:30am-1pm Palm Beach Tots, Suite 3107 3 17 24 31Fido and Friends 11:30am-1pm Palm Beach Tots, Suite 3107 Estate Planning for Your Family 6-7pm, Palm Beach Tots, Suite 3107 Pregnancy and Exercise 11:30am-1pm Palm Beach Tots, Suite 3107 TUESDAYS A T TO TS TUESDAYS A T TO TS TUESDAYS A T TO TS Learn how to reduce your biological age and turn back the clock on Father Time. Space is limited. Please call 561-337-9435 to RSVP.7pm, iPlanet Health, Suite 7108 C yber S afety for Children and Teens 11:30am-1pm Palm Beach Tots, Suite 3107 Learn how to maximize the benets of natural medicine with practical applications, traditional cures as well as today’s latest evidence-based remedies. Space is limited. RSVP at 561-337-9435. 7pm, iPlanet Health, Suite 7108 10TUESDAYS A T TO TS MAXI M IZIN G the Benets of Natural Medicine 5 ST EP S FOR BECO M IN G Y OUN G ER 26 19THE ART O F WINE An evening of wine tasting and art appreciation at Downtown. Presented by the shops of Downtown, WILD 95.5FM and Whole Foods Market. 6-8pm, The Boulevard 5Cinco de Cabo is Cabo Flats’ one of a kind Cinco de Mayo celebration. Cinco de Cabo will feature the best Mexican meals, drink specials, surprises, and the chance to become a Mexican Millionaire!11:30am-Close, Cabo Flats CAB O FLA T S’ AND W R MF C INCO D E CABO C ELE B RA T ION 12Silent auction, food tasting from Downtown restaurants, school art exhibits & entertainment from local schools to benet the local efforts of Resource Depot. 561-882-0090 6-9pm Centre Court & The Pavillion (Next to Sur La Table)R ESOURCE DEPOT Go L adies N ight 5-9pm, Go van Gogh, Suite 4102 Go L adies N ight 5-9pm, Go van Gogh, Suite 4102 Go L adies N ight 5-9pm, Go van Gogh, Suite 4102 Go Ladies N ight 5-9pm, Go van Gogh, Suite 4102 FEATURING DISPLAY GARDENS, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AND EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A BEAUTIFUL GARDENFREE Admission and Parking May 14 & 15 MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Taking Family and Kid Portraits: N ow I have everyone together what do I do? Photography tips for great photo taking. Presented by awa rd-winning photographer Sarah Brown. A camera is suggested. 11:30am-1pm, Palm Beach TotsS uite 3107 C yber S afety for C hildren and Teens Empower your kids to make safe, responsible and respectful decisions in t heir online interactions. Presented by Steve Shelby, president o f FarVision Networks, which provides a wide range of computer and network securi ty services throughout the state. 11:30am-1pm, Palm Beach TotsS uite 3107 Fido and Friends: I ntroducing Y our D og to a N ew Baby You will leave this class with the knowledge to teach yo ur dog to get along with your baby, toddler or child and the ability to teach your child how to be respectful and loving toward your family pet. 11:30am to 1pm, Palm Beach TotsS uite 3107 E state Planning for Y our Family: Why D o E ven Y oung Families N eed This? Estate planning lets parents plan for care of their children, ensure property will be transferred to the desired individuals, determine who should handle t he estate, and who will handle the children’s property. The time to s tart estate planning is now! 6-7pm, Palm Beach TotsS uite 3107 Pregnancy and Exercise Wear your workout clothing during this fun and inform ative introduction to exercises that will make you feel and look better during your pr egnancy and after your baby is born. 11:30am to 1pm, Palm Beach TotsS uite 3107May 3 May 10 May 17 May 24 May 31 TUESDAYS AT TO TS Please RSVP to 366-7449 as space is limited. sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss TOTSPalm BeachLUXURY ROOMS FROM TOTS TO TEENS '7*0D\&DOHQGDU)OD:N\$GLQGG 30 T hey wanted to be stars. And some of the 250 children who attended the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s First Step to Stardom audi-tions may be one step closer to achiev-ing that goal. The theater held auditions April 23 for the cast of its production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” scheduled for December. Artistic Director Andrew Kato said he hoped to have a rotating cast of hun-dreds for the chorus of the production. The theater will hold additional audi-tions in the fall, and expects to have auditioned more than 600 children by the time it is ready to cast the roles. Q Budding stars audition at Maltz JOSE CASADO / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Tina and Savannah McCline2. Kayla and Andrea Abramowitz3. Tamar and Milton Maltz4. Pam and Elizabeth Orr at First Step to Stardom auditions5. Potential cast members rehearse a song and dance routine before Maltz Jupiter Theatre Artistic Director Andrew Kato and other judges.6. Children practice songs from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in a rehearsal studio before the audition.7. Frances Weissler, Jennifer Reichert, Kristina Pereira and Corinne Thomas8. Fiona, Sophia and Thomas Riso9. Courtney and Brandi Stanford10. Stephanie, Sara and Jordan Giovanello with Joe Garrity 1. 2. 6. 3. 4. 5. 10. 8. 7. 9.


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 B11 the art of at midtownrhythm 4801 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418On PGA Boulevard, just west of Military Trail between I-95 and the Florida l 561.630.6110 For more entertainment “nd us on Facebook & Twitter Free Events & Free Parking | Lawn Chairs Welcome Free Wireless Hotspot the brass evolution (HORN-BASED VARIETY BAND) Formed in 1998 with an effort to bring back an old familiar sound, The Brass Evolution will provide you with the absolute best live entertainment that South Florida has to offer. The Music Continues at Cantina Laredo for Cinco de Mayo, Thursday, May 5th THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 28th from 6-8 PMJOIN US FOR OUR SEASON FINALE 4081 HOOD ROAD | FRENCHMANS CROSSING PALM BEACH GARDENS | 561.627.6222 OPEN MONDAY…SATURDAY 10AM…5PM WWW.LEREVEBOUTIQUE.NET Le Rve A chic women’s accessories boutique featuring fine costume jewelry, sterling silver, handbags, accessories, gifts and more GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE There are at least nine sequels opening this summer, and that doesnt include prequels, remakes, comic book movies or other adaptations. But while originality is scarce, quality should not be. Hollywood certainly needs a good summer. Heres a lighthearted look at what Im keeping an eye on for the next four months. „ Fast FiveŽ (April 29) … Hard to believe its the fifth movie already. Seems like just yesterday some punk challenged me to a race after 2 Fast 2 FuriousŽ (which was the second film, in case you couldnt tell). „ ThorŽ (May 6) and Captain America: The First AvengerŽ (July 22) … If these movies flop, Marvels master plan for The AvengersŽ next summer goes up in smoke. „ Bridesmaids (May 13) … Its supposed to be the female equivalent of The Hangover.Ž Ill believe it when I see it. „ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesŽ (May 20) … Penelope Cruz has replaced Keira Knightley as the franchises token hottie. I can accept that. „ The Hangover IIŽ (May 26) … They better not have screwed this up. „ Kung Fu Panda 2Ž (May 27) … This will forever determine whether Jack Black is just as annoying in animated form as he is in live action. „ X-Men: First ClassŽ (June 3) … With Matthew Vaughn (Kick-AssŽ) directing, this could be the best movie of the summer. „ Super 8Ž (June 10) … With J.J. Abrams (Star TrekŽ) directing, this could be the best movie of the summer. „ Green LanternŽ (June 17) … Ryan Reynolds in tights gets me excited (he writes as his wife judgmentally sighs at him). „ Cars 2Ž (June 24) … CarsŽ is one of the few Pixar movies Im not a huge fan of. That said, the studio has more than earned the right for a do-over. „ Bad TeacherŽ (June 24) and Friends With BenefitsŽ (July 22) … These two comedies will determine if Justin Timberlake has any staying power as an actor. Im rooting for him. „ Transformers: Dark of the MoonŽ (July 1) … Shut off your brain and bring some Advil, this bad boy is in 3D! „ Larry CrowneŽ (July 1) … There was a time when no one dared question the star power of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. Too bad that was 10 years ago, as theyre about to get crushed by Megatron.„ One DayŽ (July 8) … Im at a point where Ill watch Anne Hathaway in any-thing, even if her character ages two decades and might look old and decrepit by the time the movies over. „ Harry Potter and the Death Hallows: Part 2Ž (July 15) … Never before have more people eagerly anticipated a movie in which every single person inter-ested in seeing it knows how it will end. „ Cowboys & AliensŽ (July 29) … Indiana Jones and James Bond fighting aliens in the Wild, Wild West. Im in! „ Crazy Stupid LoveŽ (July 29) … An adult comedy with A-list dramatic and comedic (Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone) talent. Could be the hidden gem of the summer. „ The SmurfsŽ (July 29) … There goes my childhood (again)! „ Rise of the Planet of the ApesŽ (Aug. 5) … James Franco plays a scientist experimenting on apes when things go horribly wrong in this prequel. Who wants to bet Mr. Franco screws up because hes stoned? „ The HelpŽ (Aug. 12) … A serious summer movie in which a college student (Emma Stone) returns home to Missis-sippi in 1962 and learns for the first time about racism in her community. Appar-ently, to this point she was a blind deaf mute with no sense of her surroundings. „ Conan The BarbarianŽ (Aug. 19) … Hahahahahahaha! 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 Summer Movie Preview 2011 dan HUDAK O


FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 new mbt s are in! Come in for the Walk of your life! Luxury Comfort Footwear In the Gardens Square ShoppesMilitary Trail and PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens x£‡x‡££U…œi>'>Vœ“ OPEN 10-7 MONDAY THRU SATURDAY, 11-5 SUNDAY Fresh Stone Crabs Now in Season SAME LOCATION FOR 26 YEARS PGA Boulevard & I-95 (Old) Loehmann’s Plaza 561-622-0994 Monday–Saturday 10am–6pm s&RESH-EDIUM3TONE#RAB#LAWS7ILD#AUGHTFROMTHE&LORIDA+EYSnPERLB LB s&RESH"LACK'ROUPER&ILLET&ROMTHE3OUTHERN'ULFOF-EXICO7ATERSSKINOFF LB s'ENUINE+EY7EST0INK3HRIMP(EAD/N*UMBOUNDERCOUNTLB s&RESH7HOLE&LORIDA0OMPANO(OOK,INE#AUGHT,OCALLYlLLETEDWHILEYOUWAITLB 4HESEPRICESVALID!PRILTHROUGH-AY #ANNOTBECOMBINEDWITHANYOTHEROFFERS MARKETPLACE FLORIDA SPRING SPECIALS Toad the Wet Sprocket, a 90s alternative band that enjoyed significant suc-cess on Top 40 radio, is back on the road and making several stops throughout the Sunshine State. The tour is part of the bands move to reclaim its own music library and in turn, much of the money that went to Sony records instead of to band members. The con-certs coincide with the release of All You WantŽ a great-est hits album con-sisting of recently re-recorded songs. Its a smart business thing to do, but its also been lots of fun creatively,Ž said Glen Phillips, the bands lead singer and principal songwriter. They (the songs) sound more like our memories of these songs.Ž While a chance to recapture profits, the record has also been a form of therapy for the band. Mr. Phillips read-ily admits to having had problems with his own ego and depression that often resulted in tension, long hiatuses and a breakup. However, the same maturity that has allowed him and his bandmates to put a modern spin on classic songs like Walk on the Ocean,Ž All I Want,Ž and Somethings Always WrongŽ has also mellowed them out. We just started getting together and enjoying it became the new normal,Ž says Mr. Phillips. Doing good music felt right.Ž Toad gained stardom when many alternative bands in the genre set out to define themselves as extremeŽ „ a 90s buzzword that often signaled volume and crudity. How-ever, Toads guitar-driven sound was softer, more carefully crafted, requir-ing less testosterone and more cerebral energy to be appreciated. The singer/songwriter style that may have once kept it on the fringes of the genre has served the band well two decades later. We certainly werent cool,Ž says Mr. Phillips. We were out at a time when people were being competitively edgy. History has vindicated us.Ž The band is currently working on a new album it hopes to release next year. In the meantime, a short road trip is all thats required to hear its old, beloved material live. Q Toad hits the Florida roadBY OSVALDO PADILLA____________________opadilla@” Concert dates: Q Friday, April 29 House of Blues, Orlando Q Saturday, April 30 Sunfest, West Palm Beach Q Sunday, May 1 Ritz Ybor, TampaFor more information, visit in the know s  extreme Ž a  90  sbuzzwordthat


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B13 123 8 4 Ed Morse Honda Unveils New 2012 Civic ModelFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” 5 MICHAEL LABIANCA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 6 7 1. Carol and Noelle DAngio2. Rajiv Attri3. Dave Brewster, Michael Scaglione, Robyn Beriro and Nicole Smebah4. Dan Winke, David Leatherman, Tony Rocha5. Unveiling of the 2012 MY12 Civic Honda6. Michael Scaglione and Jeff Golden7. William Gom, Natalie and Hunter Brickelbaw8. Fred and Karen Rotz


Legacy Place Food and Wine Experience to benefit The American Lung Association FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” FLORIDA WEEKLYB14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 RENEE PICCITTO / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Linda Scheele 2. Danielle Norcross, Veronica Merrell and Kelly Kirkpatrick 3. Chris Goodson and Robin Lovvorn 4. David and Donna DuBois 5. Warren Borsch and Sue Anne Yockey 6. Katie, Amy and Guy Guenthner 7. Laura Harris and Sue Chernov 8. Dr. Michael Papa 9. Amanda Rosado 15 8 6 7 2 34 9


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 28-MAY 4, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15 Spoto’s Oyster Bar>> Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday>> Reservations: Yes >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted >> Price range: Oysters, $13.75-$16.75 per half-dozen; appetizers, $6.75-$18.75; salads/sandwiches, $5.25-$18.75; chowders/soups/stews, $4.50-$19.75; pasta/seafood entrees, $16-$37.25>> Beverages: Full liquor bar, extensive wine list >> Seating: Booths, tables, inside and out>> Specialties of the house: Raw oysters, crabcakes>> Volume: A healthy din >> Parking: Free lot, plus valet >> Website: www.spotosoysterbar.comRatings:Food: ++++ Service: +++++ Atmosphere: +++++ PGA Commons, 4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens 776-9948 +++++ Superb ++++ Noteworthy +++ Good ++ Fair + Poor in the know O When Spotos Oyster Bar opened in the late 90s in downtown West Palm Beach, it was one of the signs of the citys long-awaited renaissance. The restaurant offered fresh seafood imaginatively prepared. A decade later, that downtown West Palm Beach location has closed. But Spotos commitment to fresh seafood remains unwavering at PGA Com-mons. In Palm Beach Gardens, the restaurant is much larger than the original West Palm Beach space. Banks of booths fill the din-ing room. A bar offers a view of coolers that brim with the restaurants namesake oysters. Al fresco dining is available in the courtyard, and Spotos recently expanded its inside dining space by reducing the bar and adding tables to its lounge area. It was in that newly revamped space that we visited for lunch recently. We settled in to a sunny corner table and contemplated the menu. An order of the conch chowder ($5.95) offered all the spice we remembered from Spotos downtown. The soup was filled with generous chunks of conch, served up in a tomato base. And unlike other places, Spotos has a light hand with the sherry, so that tomato and the spices shone through. The New England Lobster Roll ($17.75) also was satisfying, with its nice chunks of tender lobster meat tossed with diced cel-ery and just enough mayonnaise to hold it together. My server chided me for leaving behind the bread on my lobster roll „ and that was a good call. The bread was perfectly toasted, and made in-house. It was served with a salad of mixed greens, lightly dressed with vinaigrette. The Lobster & Shrimp Salad ($17.75) offered generous helpings of lobster and shrimp salads served with mixed greens. The lobster salad reminded me of my lob-ster roll, but with slightly smaller bits of lobster. The shrimp salad, with nice-size bits of shrimp, also was similarly dressed, and made for a refreshing, yet filling, lunch on a warm day. I returned later in the week for dinner. The restaurant was packed on a Friday night, and seating was at a premium. The hostess first offered to seat us in that newly revamped dining area, but we thought it was too far removed from the buzz of the place. She then seated us in a spacious booth „ it was late evening, and the crowd was beginning to wind down. Spotos is known for its namesake oysters „ I know of people who wont eat oysters anywhere else. We settled in and got set to feast. My companion, who blogs about the shellfish, couldnt wait to try the featured oysters: Cotuit, from Cape Cod ($16.75 for a half-dozen). The Cotuit lived up to their description as sweet, yet briny, with a bracing taste of the sea. The meats were plump and substantial. And the Wellfleets (also $15.75 for a half-dozen) were sweet and clean tasting, and not quite as salty as the Cotuit. A bottle of the Whitehaven sauvignon blanc ($35) paired nicely with the food. We were intrigued by the Smoked Yellowfin Tuna Pt ($7.75). But neither smoke nor tuna stood out with the dip, which fell flat. Dinner recovered very nicely with the entrees. The Bouillabaisse ($27.50), with half a Maine lobster, mussels, clams and chunks of fish, was served in a tomato-based broth, with touches of fennel. The lobster was sweet, though somewhat chewy. My friend enjoyed that tomato broth, though, and the two croutones, or sliced pieces of toast, were perfect for sopping up the last bits. Be warned that its messy: Theres a reason why Spotos offers a bib with this dish. The New Orleans Crabcakes ($23.50) had a little more bread filling than we would have expected, but they also contained nice chunks of crab-meat. They were seared crispy on the outside, and the crab-meat cooked tender. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Spoto’s continues tradition of fresh seafood done right dining NOTES O „ Dining discounts equal charity donations: Its a tough economy, right now. So how can you afford do dine out and continue to donate to your favorite charities? says it offers a solution. The West Palm Beach company offers certificates at 60 percent off face value. Buy one, and 25 percent of the purchase price is donated to the charity of your choice. Participating charities include the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Hospice and the American Lung Asso-ciation. Participating northern Palm Beach County restaurants include Waterway Caf, Panama Hatties, Zuccarellis on PGA, Blue Fire Grill and Cruzan Rum Bar. Other restaurants throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade coun-ties also participate. For information on the company, see charitydine or call 655-2223. „ Season nearly over for greenmarkets: This is your last weekend to buy fresh produce and other fare at the Palm Beach Gardens Greenmarket. The market, which began in October, ends May 1. It is scheduled to resume next fall. Hours are 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 1, Gardens Park, 4301 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Call 630-1100. „ West Palm Beach Greenmarket: skips this weekend because of SunFest then continues two weeks afterward, ending May 14. Hours are 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Waterfront Commons, downtown West Palm Beach. Call 822-1515. „ The Art of Wine: Downtown at the Gardens will present an evening of wine tasting and art apprecia-tion from 6-8 p.m. May 19. The event, sponsored by the shops of Downtown, WILD-FM 95.5 and Whole Foods, will offer food, art and wine along The Boulevard. Its at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. Call 340-1600. Q They were drizzled with an aioli and served with a corn relish and a side of Big Easy-style rice and beans. We finished with a slice of the Pea-nut Butter Mousse Pie ($7.50). We tried to tell ourselves that the peanu t b utter contained protein, and therefore must be good for us. It was rich, but not too sweet, even with the topping of chocolate ganache. Service each visit was efficient and knowledgeable „ our servers knew their menus and knew their oysters. They also made good recommendations from the menu. When he opened his first restaurant, John Spoto set a high standard for sea-food. Its nice to see he continues that tradition in Palm Beach Gardens. Q e h, d t The Bouillabaisse was messy but worth the effort to savor the lobster, fish, clams and mussels, all in a rich tomato broth.The New Orleans Crabcakes contained a little more breading than expected, but still were packed with nice chunks of lump crabmeat. The lobster was sweet and cooked tender in the lobster roll. Spoto’s fresh-bakes all its bread and the roll was perfectly toasted.The Smoked Yellowfin Tuna Pt offered a great presentation but not a lot of flavor. scott SIMMONS o ns, e a ch C a ll Do wnt o wn at tanevening >> > > > > ha l sa n st e $ 1 > > > > > > cr a > > > > > > p o w e a e d ih i d re t Orleans ($ 23.5 0) or e b r ea d w e would d, but they a ine d t h e cra bd t e nd e r. I ts n ic e to see h e cont i n ue s th at t ra diti on in Pa lm Be a c h G ard e n s. Q Y el lo wf in e d a grea t ion but not a lot of flavor


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