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2011 staycations YOU DON’T HAVE TO TRAVEL FAR FOR THESE 10 VACATIONS IN OUR OWN BACKYARD INSIDE Give hatchlings a chanceTime to put out the lights and watch your step on the beach at night. As days length-en, sea turtle nesting season is coming into its peak, and South Florida beaches are a hotbed of nesting and hatchling activity. Palm Beach County is one of the most important nesting areas in the world,Ž said Annie Meylin. As research administrator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-tion Commission, working with marine turtles, she tracks the numbers and habits of sea turtles nesting in the state, county by county. Palm Beach County has the highest diversity of turtles nesting there, and its been that way, year in and year out for two decades,Ž Ms. Meylin said. Beachgoers from West Palm up to Jupiter will see areas cordoned off with stakes, BY JAN Douse lights and don’t mess with nestsSEE TURTLES, A9 X ROGER WILLIAMS A2 PUZZLES A28PETS A22BUSINESS A12 MARIA MARINO A10REAL ESTATE A15ARTS A20EVENTS A26 FILM REVIEW A27SOCIETY A29-30CUISINE A31MONEY & INVESTING A13 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715POSTAL CUSTOMER DATED MATERIAL REQUESTED IN-HOME DELIVERY DATE: MAY 19, 2011 Cooking up comfortSara’s Kitchen in the Gardens is first-rate cafe. A31 X Hot “Cats”Maltz show with young actors will play to full crowds. A20 X INSIDE SocietySee who’s out and about in Palm Beach County. A29-30 X Vol. I, No. 32  FREE WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 High-end resaleSustained Style is all about saving the environment. A12 X COURTESY OF FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFEFemale loggerheads like this one lay 100-125 eggs then return to the Atlantic.

PAGE 2 FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 Hurricane Dockage, Wet or Dry, Space Limited CALL TODAY! Proudly Serving e Public Since 1973Hurricane season begins June 1ƒ ƒmake your dockage preparations today!Marinas owned and operated by Old Port Cove Holdings, Inc. Dry Storage to 38' Slips 40' to 150' Limited Storm Storage Floating Docks NORTH PALM BEACH MARINA1037 Marina Drive North Palm Beach, Florida 33408(561) 626-4919 Fax (561) 626-8857 NEW PORT COVE MARINA CENTER255 E. 22nd Court Riviera Beach, Florida 33404(561) 844-2504 Fax (561) 626-5086www.opch.comVisit us online Like him? I dont like him. Whatever gave you that impression?Ž exclaims Jerry Kennedy, grinning puckishly. Thats friendship, for you.Hes standing outside his cow pasture tucked up under the southern flank of Babcock Ranch, where hes made his home for several decades. Ten-Fo, Good Buddy, I read you loud n clear,Ž acknowledges Burdie Baker, stand-ing nearby. He smiles and shakes his head in mock disapproval, his big white cowboy hat moving languorously in a kind of silent salute, delivered from above the brow.Among other things (both grew up poor in the deep South, both are grand-fathers and husbands, both survived gut-wrenching once-upon-a-times) these men also share a powerful friendship, which is why Im here. I think of Redneck like a brother,Ž explains Mr. Kennedy succinctly, referring to Mr. Baker by his self-appointed title, the Black Redneck.Ž Ive come to see why.One man is whiter than fresh milk, the other is blacker than strong coffee, and both hail from a Southern world where rarely the twain should meet in real friendship. But for 15 years theirs has slipped across the racial divide as effortlessly as a big truck changing lanes on an open road. For some reason, each man always gave race and the ismŽ frequently coupled to it no more credit than the mud in a roadside ditch. Maybe whatever they have can be bottled and sold. The sun is dripping through Mr. Kennedys tall pines at about 93 degrees, add-ing a fine afternoon sheen to the dark skin of Mr. Bakers face and still powerful arms. Nearby, a yellowing cow separates from the herd to gaze steadily at the two men, her face devoid of history or judgment, but not appetite. When Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Baker were young „ before civil rights, before easy living „ segregation was the rule. Nearing 70 now, Mr. Kennedy grew up on Moonshine Hill outside of Asheboro, North Carolina. A comic and capable storyteller by nature, he is also tough as nails, like Mr. Baker. He spent 20 years in the Army, serving as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam in 1965 and 66, and in other airborne units later, before retiring as a First Sergeant. And Mr. Baker, set to be 73 in June, came of age on a white owners plantation outside of Bainbridge, Georgia, not far from the Florida line. He was beaten by a stepfather who died just before Mr. Baker decided to shoot him, he admits, and was made to work exhaustively in the fields. Discrimination by whites was part of his daily fare. He left Bainbridge when he was 16, then returned about three years later in a bor-rowed car „ but only for a single night. Under cover of dark, he rescued his mother and seven siblings from their sharecroppers cabin, shushing the family into silence so they wouldnt be shot. The landowner had refused to let them go, citing bills he claimed the family owed for food and rent, run up while working his place. There appears to be no bitterness in either man for any hard experience „ and no complaint. Along with the Airborne code, Mr. Kennedy says, I fol-low that old saying: What doesnt kill me makes me stronger.Ž As for Mr. Baker, he puts the technique for unhesitating friendship this way: You just take it a day at a time. He cant help what happened way back when, and I cant either. Im not responsible for that, and he aint either. Aint no need for worrying about the color of the skin „ because your blood is the same color.Ž If something happens to one, the other turns up almost immediately, every time. When hed get in the tight, Id go help him out. And when I get in the tight, he helps me out,Ž Mr. Baker explains with a self-deprecating shrug.When Mr. Bakers first wife was dying of cancer, for example, Mr. Kennedy arrived at their trailer and built a screen door so she could sit more comfortably inside and look out without being bitten by mosquitoes.When Mr. Kennedy went to the hospital with a dangerous heart condition, Mr. Baker arrived at his farm and fed his cows and goats for days, conscientiously and well. No pay is part of the deal. Their currency is humor and simple decency. Well,Ž says Mr. Kennedy, stepping away from the more comfortable territory of affectionate kidding, heres why I like Redneck: Because hes a straight shooter. He works for what he gets. He doesnt ask for a handout. And hell help a person in need.Ž He pauses. Hes just like me.ŽMr. Baker „ a coffee-black staring at his best friend, a milk-white, and seeing only the color of friendship „ is smiling and nodding. Ten-Fo, good buddy, I read you loud and clear!Ž Q COMMENTARY What two good old boys can teach us about friendship roger WILLIAMS O rwilliams@floridaweekly.comROGER WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Burdie Baker and Jerry Kennedy have been good friends — like brothers — for 15 years. ROG ER WILLIAM S / FL O RIDA WEEKL Y

PAGE 4 FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 PublisherMichelle Nogamnoga@floridaweekly.comEditor Betty Wells Reporters & ColumnistsScott Simmons Athena Ponushis Tim Norris Jan Norris Hap Erstein Mary Jane Fine C.B. Hanif Bradford Schmidt Artis Henderson Jeannette Showalter Bill CornwellPhotographersScott B. Smith Jose CasadoPresentation EditorEric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comProduction ManagerKim Carmell kcarmell@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersJon Colvin Paul Heinrich  Dave Anderson Natalie Zellers  Hope Jason Nick BearCirculationSteve West Shawn Sterling Chelsea CrawfordAccount ExecutivesBarbara Shafer Renee Piccitto rpiccitto@floridaweekly.comCirculation & Office CoordinatorRachel Hickey rhickey@floridaweekly.comPublished 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 Cmon, relax. Kick back and put your feet up. Take a deep breath. Say OMM-MMM.Ž Oh, wait a sec. Edwin Riley has a better idea. More than one. Hell, dozens of em „ 103 of which are right there, in his self-published book, Stress Rx: A step-by-step guide to a stress free life,Ž subtitled 103 Prescriptions for Overcoming Stress and Achieving Lifelong Happiness.Ž Perched at the outdoor bar of the Waterway Caf in Palm Beach Gardens, a lime wedge on the lip of his bottle of Corona, a wide-brim straw hat on his head, Mr. Riley is, on this recent afternoon, the very picture of relaxation. He has earned it. I was up at 5:30 this morning,Ž he is saying, in a drawl that harks to his South Carolina roots. I walked a mile on the beach and did my tai chi, then had my green energy drink (this days blended kale, cucumber, spinach, celery, garlic and ginger in a Jack LaLanne juicer), about 16 ounces, the equivalent of 2 pounds of vegetables, then class. I teach class four days a week.Ž Like so many Southerners, Mr. Riley is a storyteller. His own story twists and turns; it lollygags and meanders through layers of education (a B.A., an M.A., a PhD), career detours (journalism, public relations, teaching, stress-management), two marriages (17 years each), two subse-quent divorces and, now, this: a book and classes at Palm Beach State College, all aimed at finding that elusive thing called inner peace. So his story may stray here, there and way over yonder at times, but its themes are constant: Life is stressful. The mind-body link is often overlooked. We live in an over-specialized world,Ž he says. Most people cant keep up with their own lives. Were overwhelmed. That creates a lot of stress.Ž His anti-stress prescriptions „ meted out over the course of 213 pages, then listed again, 1 through 103, in the back of the book „ are more common-sense than revolutionary. Rx #5 suggests, SLOW DOWN. When you rush from one thing to the next, you set yourself up for more stress.Ž Rx #28 offers, There is no past or future. There is only the now! Live in the moment.Ž And Rx #43 notes, Believe it or not, getting fired or leaving a job because of stress usually turns out to be a blessing in disguise.Ž But Mr. Riley says his goal was not to break new ground but, rather, to write the optimal book that would give you all the information you need to reduce your stress.Ž As such, he fashions an advice cocktail of psychology, spirituality, exer-cise, diet and personal-relationship wis-dom. Finding a niche in the stress-reduction field, an industry unto itself these days, can be, uh, stress-inducing. Just type stress reductionŽ intos book section: page after page after page of titles, all promising a better, happier, healthier, more balanced, less stressed YOU. Mr. Rileys book is available there ($12.95), along with competing volumes that include Dont Get Mad, Get FunnyŽ and the de-stress divas guide to lifeŽ and Get a Grip!Ž and Stress Relief for KidsŽ and Stress LessŽ and Life Is Not a Stress RehearsalŽ and . .well, many, many, many more. All of which indicate the vast size of the market out there, the many who are hang-ing on and hanging in and just hanging, hoping for relief, for guidance that leads not down the garden path but to some personal Garden of Eden. What causes stress?Ž Mr. Riley asks, then answers himself: Life. Stress is a universal condition. Its how you deal with the stresses that determines whether they become debilitating and escalate into disease, mental meltdown, termination of relationships, unhappiness.Ž He doesnt pretend that stress is a stranger. He traces his interest in psychol-ogy back to his high school years, but his focus on stress-reduction was born of accumulated experience. Ive lived many lives in this lifetime,Ž he says, and many more to go.Ž He married at 18, landed a job at a radio station at 19 „ I just brazenly walked in and said I wanted to talk to the manag-ing editorŽ „ parlayed that into a job as a cub reporter at what was then the Columbia, S.C., State-Record. Over the next few years, he leapfrogged to several other newspapers, including the Charlotte Observer, before deciding to abandon journalism, return to his university stud-ies and switch both location (to Florida) and career (into marketing, advertising and public relations). He was 28, he says, when he and his wife had their second son, and he quit the advertising and public relations job. Which triggered a sobering thought: Uh-oh, maybe that wasnt the brightest deci-sion.Ž It was back to journalism. In December 1972, then a reporter for Cocoa „ now Florida „ Today, he covered the launch of Apollo 17, the final Apollo launch and his final newspaper story. Time again to try something new. Im an explorer, a philosopher. I like pushing the edge, I like leaping off cliffs. Its not necessarily the best thing, financially.Ž Flip the calendar, hit fast-forward. Heres Edwin Riley, enduring some freelance starving for a year.Ž Then here he is, get-ting his masters degree at the Univer-sity of Florida, which allows him to teach. Then here, a few years later, hes talking to the head of the psychology department, describing the next degree he wants. And the department head telling him, Mr. Riley, I personally think you want a Ph.D. in guru-ology.Ž And here he is, having found the combination of studies, earn-ing his Ph.D. in Mind/Body Medicine and Integrative Health Care from the Cincin-nati-based Union University. If you have Dr. before your name,Ž he says, its easy. Youre automatically accepted.Ž The calendar flips, fast, faster: The 1970s give way to the 80s and then the 90s. His marriage ends. Hes living on a sailboat in Dinner Key Marina, Coconut Grove. Hes teaching English at the University of Miami. He marries one of his students. He moves to Palm Beach County, sells the boat, teaches at FAU and Palm Beach Community College. He conducts work-shops, sees private patients, teaches tai chi, begins travelling to Mexico where he meets shamans and learns about their heal-ing practices, leads workshops to Mexico to introduce clients to those practices. I felt their (Mexicans) love and passion for living reflect on how fear-based and neurotic weve become,Ž he says. And that led to writing his book „ the most stressful thing Ive done in my lifeŽ „ and to sitting here, reflecting on the end, 11 years ago, of his second marriage and his thought that, maybe, no marriage can or should survive after 10 years, because peo-ple are constantly changing, evolving. Still, he says, in near-wistful tones, hed love to be in a committed relationship again. He sips his Corona, looks past the bar to the Intracoastal, smiles. He looks almost stress-free. Q His book outlines the prescription for a relaxing lifeCOURTESY PHOTO Edwin Riley, Juno Beach resident, says “I’m an explorer, a philosopher. I like pushing the edge, I like leaping off cliffs. It’s not neces-sarily the best thing, financially.”BY MARY JANE FINE____________________mj“ ne@” ad jo b in th s i i s a F t h f f a ed g no t ne ce ss ar il Southern Waste Systems, a waste and recycling company based in Lantana, along with Downtown at the Gardens, presented checks to Palm Beach Gardens Police Founda-tion on May 13, National Peace Offi-cers Memorial Day to honor fallen officers and the first day of National Police Week. So far this year, 11 Florida law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty. The non-profit foundation does its part to fight crime and keep officers safe by raising money for new programs and equipment at the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department. Downtown at the Gardens also donated funds from its Mothers Day proceeds on its popular carou-sel ride. Southern Waste does busi-ness in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties. Both businesses are challenging local companies to donate a percentage of one days revenues to the foundation. The Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation provides funding for equipment and innovative police department projects, not available from the citys budget, that serve the community, improve commu-nications and foster excellence in policing. Q Downtown at Gardens, Southern Waste donate to police foundationRACHEL HICKEY / FLORIDA WEEKLY Attending the check presentation were, from left, Assistant Chief Clint Shannon, Downtown at the Gardens executive Kevin Berman, Kevin Murphy of the police foundation, Chief Stephen Stepp, Mayor David Levy, Patti Hamilton of South-ern Waste Systems and Ed Chase of the Northern Palm Beach County chamber.


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A6 WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 The Scripps Research Institute and Tampas Moffitt Cancer Center have been awarded more than $2 million to study the formation and progression of prostate can-cer. Of the funds awarded, approximately $1.9 million will go to Scripps Research, with the remaining $138,380 supporting Moffitt Cancer Center work. The five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will fund research to advance the development of novel therapeutic strategies for prostate cancer treatment and prevention. This new funding will help us continue our work into the origins of prostate can-cer and the role that inflammation plays in its development,Ž said Jun-Li Luo, PhD, an assistant professor on the Florida campus of Scripps Research at Jupiter and princi-pal investigator for the new study. We are pleased that Moffitt, one of the countrys leading treatment and research centers, will be our partner in this research. Gain-ing a better understanding of the inflam-matory process should help lay the foun-dation for developing novel therapeutic strategies for this disease.Ž This collaboration with Scripps Florida is a great opportunity to help uncover the underlying mechanisms of prostate cancer,Ž said Shohreh Dickinson, MD, an assistant professor at Moffitt, where sci-entists will study and interpret pathology slides of human cells as part of the new study. Its also a great opportunity for two Florida research centers to advance the science that, hopefully, will one day help put an end to this terrible disease.Ž Prostate cancer „ which, according to the American Cancer Society, will affect one in six American men in their life-time „ is the second-leading cause of death after lung cancer in American men. Prostate cancer is driven by androgen, the male sex hormone, and androgen depriva-tion is considered a first-line treatment of the disease once it spreads beyond the prostate gland. Eventually, all prostate cancer becomes resistant to the treatment, and the disease grows independently of androgen. Q A health fair offering free screenings for children and adults will be held on May 21 at El Sol, Jupiters Neighborhood Resource Center. The annual event is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the El Sol Center, 106 Military Trail, and is for all Jupiter residents. El Sol Health Coordinator Betzy Rega, said, There will be something for children and adults so we hope families will attend.Ž The fair will include flu shots, blood pressure readings, nutrition information for children and adults, glucose screen-ings for diabetes and cholesterol testing. Breast cancer information and registra-tion for mammograms will also be pro-vided. Persons attending will also learn about various medical clinics in Palm Beach County that serve the uninsured and under-insured. We will also have free healthy refreshments available to all who attend,Ž Ms. Rega said. El Sol is a not-for-profit organization that operates a day labor center in addi-tion to sponsoring a number of classes and services including English as a sec-ond language, vocational training, com-puter workshops and others. For informa-tion call 745-9860. Q Scripps, Moffitt get grant for prostate research Free health fair May 21 at El Sol


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Women diagnosed with breast cancer „ and those with a predisposi-tion to develop it „ often describe their experience as having to navigate a maze of specialists, medical tests and difficult decisions. Responding to those concerns, the American College of Surgeons in 2008 set the bar high, launching the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) to encourage hospitals to establish breast centers that would give patients a single source for the complete range of state-or-the-art services. Leaders from medical disciplines who typically work together to diag-nose and treat breast disease created 27 program standards designed to pro-vide the most efficient, current care available for breast cancer patients. As the first breast program in Palm Beach County to achieve NAPBC accreditation, Jupiter Medical Cen-ters Kristin Hoke Breast Health Pro-gram helps guide women „ and some men „ through breast cancers com-plex, life-chang-ing journey. The singlesourceŽ approach for diagnosis, treat-ment and survivor-ship support is an emerg-ing national trend thats an important advance for breast cancer patients and their families. Instead of adding stress from travel and isolation, it coordinates all the appropriate medi-cal resources close to home. View-ing cancer treatment as a continuum, NAPBC centers provide a patient navigator to guide women every step of the way. The program emphasizes prevention, early detection, cancer education and support services that empower women to take an active role in optimizing their health. For many women at high risk of developing breast cancer, advances in research and surgical techniques offer major psychological and medical advantages. PrevivorsŽ is a term increasingly used to describe those who are at high risk but have not been diagnosed with breast cancer. The organization FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) organization coined the term about a decade ago. Previvors may have an inherited mutation of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, a strong family history of breast cancer or other factors. For many women, it is of course tremendously difficult to learn they have a BRCA mutation, and genetic counselors are key members of our breast health team. Todays previvors have access to important new research. In September 2010, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Associa-tion (JAMA) found that women with inherited mutations of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes who had prophylactic (preventive) mastectomy or removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes had an associated decreased risk of devel-oping breast cancer and ovarian can-cer as well as lower mortality risk. With that new evidence, some women who do not have breast cancer but test positive for the BRCA gene choose to have an innovative surgery offered by our team at Jupiter Medi-cal Center. The bilateral mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction surgery preserves the patients own nipple and areola and provides a very good cosmetic result. Surgery is just one option for patients at high risk of developing the disease. The com-prehensive breast care team works closely to inform and support each woman as she considers the choices uniquely suited to her situation. Advanced diagnostic testing, including digital mammography, MRI and ultrasound, makes detecting breast cancer possible at earlier stages than was possible just a few years ago. That early detection and advances in radiation and surgical techniques make less invasive treatments practical for many patients diagnosed with the disease. Jupiter Medical Center, for example, is a pioneer in partial breast radiation treatment for early stage breast cancer. This highly targeted treatment uses Mammosite technology to insert a catheter with a radioactive seed,Ž and precisely treat the tumor site, preserving the surrounding breast tissue. This alternative is less invasive than full breast radiation or mastectomy, and since it treats breast cancer from the inside out,Ž there is little or no change in appearance. Thanks to new treatment options, greater awareness and a continuum of care that supports women before, during and after breast cancer, women today have a brighter and constantly improving outlook when facing breast cancer. Q „ John A.P. Rimmer, M.D., Board Certified, General Surgeon, Breast Specialist, is the Medical Director of Jupiter Medical Centers Kristin Hoke Breast Health Program. 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It may get worse.You may not need surgery to make it better.Please see Brief Summary of the Full Prescribing Information on adjacent page. XIAFLEX is a registered trademark of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Plavix is a registered trademark of Sano“ Aventis/Bristol-Myers Squibb. Ef“ent is a registered trademark of Daiichi-Sankyo/Eli Lilly and Company. Coumadin is a registered trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb. 2011 Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. All rights reserved. 0111-019.a If you have Dupuytrens contracture, the rope-like cord you feel in the palm of your hand will continue to cause your “ngers to bend toward your palm, and may worsen over time. Ask your doctor about XIAFLEX, the only nonsurgical, FDA-approved treatment for adults with Dupuytrens contracture when a cord can be felt. Call 1-877-XIAFLEX or visit to find a hand specialist near you.XIAFLEX is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with Dupuytrens contracture when a cordŽ can be felt. Over time, the thickening of this cord in your hand can cause one or more “ngers to bend toward your palm, so that you cannot straighten them. XIAFLEX should be injected into the cord by a healthcare provider who is experienced in injection procedures of the hand and treating people with Dupuytrens contracture. XIAFLEX helps to break down the cord that is causing the “nger to be bent. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION XIAFLEX can cause serious side effects, including: € Tendon or ligament damage. Receiving an injection of XIAFLEX may cause damage to a tendon or ligament in your hand and cause it to break or weaken. This could require surgery to “x the damaged tendon or ligament. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have trouble bending your injected “nger (towards the wrist) after the swelling goes down or you have problems using your treated hand after your follow-up visit. € Nerve injury or other serious injury of the hand. Call your healthcare provider if you get numbness, tingling, or increased pain in your treated “nger or hand after your injection or after your follow-up visit. € Allergic reactions. Allergic reactions can happen in people who have received an injection of XIAFLEX because it contains foreign proteins. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction after an injection of XIAFLEX: hives; swollen face; breathing trouble; or chest pain. Before receiving XIAFLEX, tell your healthcare provider if you have had an allergic reaction to a previous XIAFLEX injection, or have a bleeding problem or any other medical conditions. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Be sure to tell them if you use blood thinners such as aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), prasugrel hydrochloride (Ef“ent), or warfarin sodium (Coumadin). Common side effects with XIAFLEX include: swelling of the injection site or the hand, bleeding or bruising at the injection site; and pain or tenderness of the injection site or the hand, swelling of the lymph nodes (glands) in the elbow or underarm, itching, breaks in the skin, redness or warmth of the skin, and pain in the underarm.


Important Product Information XIAFLEX (Z a ”ex) (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) What is the most important information I should know about XIAFLEX? XIAFLEX can cause serious side effects, including: € Tendon or ligament damage. Receiving an injection of XIAFLEX may cause damage to a tendon or ligament in your hand and cause it to break or weaken. This could require surgery to “x the damaged tendon or ligament. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have trouble bending your injected “nger (towards the wrist) after the swelling goes down or you have problems using your treated hand after your follow-up visit. € Nerve injury or other serious injury of the hand. Call your healthcare provider if you get numbness, tingling, or increased pain in your treated “nger or hand after your injection or after your follow-up visit. € Allergic Reactions. Allergic reactions can happen in people who take XIAFLEX because it contains foreign proteins. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction after an injection of XIAFLEX: € hives € swollen face € breathing trouble € chest pain What is XIAFLEX? XIAFLEX is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with Dupuytrens contracture when a cordŽ can be felt. In people with Dupuytrens contracture, there is thickening of the skin and tissue in the palm of your hand that is not normal. Overtime, this thickened tissue can form a cord in your palm. This causes one or more of your “ngers to bend toward the palm, so you cannot straighten them. XIAFLEX should be injected into a cord by a healthcare provider who is skilled in injection procedures of the hand and treating people with Dupuytrens contracture. The proteins in XIAFLEX help to breakŽ the cord of tissue that is causing the “nger to be bent. It is not known if XIAFLEX is safe and effective in children under the age of 18. What should I tell my healthcare provider before starting treatment with XIAFLEX? XIAFLEX may not be right for you. Before receiving XIAFLEX, tell your healthcare provider if you: € have had an allergic reaction to a previous XIAFLEX injection. € have a bleeding problem. € have any other medical conditions. € are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if XIAFLEX will harm your unborn baby. € are breastfeeding. It is not known if XIAFLEX passes into your breast-milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you receive XIAFLEX. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you use: a blood thinner medicine such as aspirin, clopidogrel (PLAVIX), prasugrel hydrochloride (EFFIENT), or warfarin sodium (COUMADIN). If you are told to stop taking a blood thinner before your XIAFLEX injection, your healthcare provider should tell you when to restart the blood thinner. How will I receive XIAFLEX? Your healthcare provider will inject XIAFLEX into the cord that is causing your “nger to bend. After an injection of XIAFLEX, your affected hand will be wrapped with a bandage. You should limit moving and using the treated “nger after the injection. Do not bend or straighten the “ngers of the injected hand until your healthcare provider says it is okay. This will help prevent the medicine from leaking out of the cord. Do not try to straighten the treated “nger yourself. Keep the injected hand elevated until bedtime. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have: € signs of infection after your injection, such as fever, chills, increased redness, or swelling € numbness or tingling in the treated “nger € trouble bending the injected “nger after the swelling goes down Return to your healthcare providers of“ce as directed on the day after your injection. During this “rst follow-up visit, if you still have the cord, your healthcare provider may try to extend the treated “nger to breakŽ the cord and try to straighten your “nger. Your healthcare provider will provide you with a splint to wear on the treated “nger. Wear the splint as instructed by your healthcare provider at bedtime to keep your “nger straight. Do “nger exercises each day, as instructed by your healthcare provider. Follow your healthcare providers instructions about when you can start doing your normal activities with the injected hand. What are the possible side effects of XIAFLEX? XIAFLEX can cause serious side effects. See What is the most important information I should know about XIAFLEX?Ž. Common side effects with XIAFLEX include: € swelling of the injection site or the hand € bleeding or bruising at the injection site € pain or tenderness of the injection site or the hand € swelling of the lymphnodes (glands) in the elbow or underarm € itching € breaks in the skin € redness or warmth of the skin € pain in the underarm These are not all of the possible side effects with XIAFLEX. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. General information about XIAFLEX Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed here. This is a summary of the most important information about XIAFLEX. If you would like more information, talk to your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider for information about XIAFLEX that is written for health professionals. For more information visit or call 1-877-663-0412. 2011 Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. For US residents only. 40 Valley Stream Parkway Malvern, PA 19355 FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 A9 flags and other markers all along the Atlantic, where turtle-watchers have spotted nests. Its against the law to mess with the nests. Five species „ Ridleys, greens, leatherbacks, loggerheads and hawksbills „ emerge from the ocean, trundle to dry sand and lay eggs over the summer months as they have since long before any country claimed the peninsula. From the Panhandle south to the Keys and up to Jacksonvilles coast and north-ward, sea turtles land on beaches at night, make their way to the upper sandy areas to dig deep holes using their flip-pers, then deposit a clutch of 100-125 eggs. They then return to the ocean „ usually within a couple of hours. After 60 days or so, hatchlings emerge en masse from the nest, and skitter to the ocean. Of the eggs, only 50 percent, in the loggerheads case, make it out of the nest. Theyll make their way into the ocean, where theyll grow to juvenile stage, then begin to migrate. The turtles swim for thousands of miles on gyres „ currents that take them from Southeast Floridas coast up the Eastern Seaboard, across the Atlantic and over to Europe. Sometimes, theyll get into the Mediterranean Sea, but most often, they are carried down to Africa; over to Venezuelas coast, and back up into the Caribbean. From there, they might make it over to the Gulf of Mexico, then get pulled back into the Loop cur-rent and hit Floridas eastern shores. They then repeat the route again and again growing to maturity all the while. In a natural phenomenon, if theyre female and survive to sexual maturity, theyll most likely return to the same beach where they were hatched, and begin the nesting process once more. Its genetic evidence we have that makes us think they come back to the beach where they were born,Ž Ms. Mey-lin said. So far, tracking devices only last a year or so on turtles so a complete life cycle hasnt yet been recorded. Tags attached to the turtles carapaces read by satellites track the turtles to provide information for researchers like Ms. Meylin. Florida is a pioneering state in sea turtle research and conservation, with Ms. Meylins late mentor, Dr. Archie Carr of the University of Florida, cred-ited with much of its success in learning about the creatures habits and showing the need for conservation. There are 33 beaches monitored each season in two different studies for com-parison of numbers year-to-year to count hatchlings and nests, Ms. Meylin said. All three major species had good years last year; typically they alternate years.Ž One banner year, then an average year, she said, but sometimes they sur-prise us.Ž Florida saw about 4 million hatchlings emerge from their nests in 2010, accord-ing to the FWC figures. Loggerheads, green and leatherback turtles are the most prevalent, with the others making up insignificant numbers. Leatherback turtles might nest up to 10 times each season; other species, only three or four. Sea turtles can be found in almost every oceanside country in the world. In the U.S., they tend to stay toward the southeast, with South Florida being one of the top areas for nests. Theyll roam as far north as Virginia, and all along the Gulf of Mexico shores as well. The FWC sea turtle experts are busy this year fielding questions about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and its effect on the turtle nests. It (2010) was a low year in the Panhandle compared to the rest of the state,Ž Ms. Meylin said. We just know it could have been low for other reasons. With all the lights, cleaning and commotion on the beaches, those things could have affected it.Ž She said logic says the oil should have had some impact, but whether it amounts to the pattern were seeing, we really cant say yet. Its too soon to tell.Ž A longstanding problem for baby turtles in particular are lights on the beach roads. The female turtles and their babies are subject to disorientation from lights that they confuse with the moon, which typically leads their way to the sea. Many counties and municipalities have ordinances banning streetlights and other lights on the beaches, but private homes and even well meaning observers sometimes foul the turtles chances for finding the direct path to the sea. The FWC works with municipalities to help promote the use of lights that pro-vide needed public safety with those that are turtle-friendly. But beach goers can do their part by not using flashlights, or putting a red filter over them so they dont disturb the turtles. To know where a turtle has laid her eggs, and what kind of turtle it might be, read the tracks, Ms. Meylin said. You can tell by the flipper patterns. Some turtles walk alternating gait, while others have a synchronous gait. If you see parallel ridges, not very wide, with a tail mark dragging down the center, thats a green turtle. A loggerheads tracks are much wider, and a leatherback, wider still.Ž Q TURTLESFrom page 1 >> TURTLE NESTING ETIQUETTE AND LAWS Federal, state and local laws protect nesting turtles on Florida beaches. Follow these rules if you encounter nesting turtles or hatchlings: Lights are dimmed and ashlights discouraged or ltered with red lters. Flash photography is illegal, as is touching female sea turtles. If walking on the beach at night, walk near the shore on wet sand to avoid surprising a fe-male turtle above the high tide area. If you come upon a female coming out of the water, stop and be still; allow the turtle to make her way unim-peded to the dry sand. Once she begins laying eggs, you can get closer to observe by walking well behind her, keeping a good distance away from her ippers. Move slowly and quietly; stay well behind her as she returns to the water so as not to cause her confusion. Hatchlings typically appear in groups in a mass-march to the sea. Do not touch them or divert them unless they're headed to danger toward a roadway or away from the ocean. They need to walk on their own to the water turn them around if needed and move them closer to the dry sand at the edge of the beach but don't help them any more than needed to get them started. If you encounter a turtle or other shore creature in distress or injured, don't touch it, but call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, 888-404-3922, or on a cell phone, *FWC or #FWC. LEARN ABOUT TURTLES IN JUNO The Loggerhead Marinelife Center sits in the heart of Palm Beach County's nesting beaches in Juno Beach. Founded in 1983 as the Children's Museum, the center today hosts thousands of school children annually and countless visitors. The center offers exhibits, classrooms, a research lab and rehabilitation facilities for turtles, and numerous programs throughout the year, as well as opportunities for volunteers to work with the turtles or as guides for visitors. A summer camp is held June 13-mid-August for students ages 7 to 17. In June and July, Wednesday night turtle walks are offered. Participants go with the center's scouts who patrol parts of Juno Beach and monitor and track nesting turtles. Walks are $15, or $10 for members. Groups are limited to 40. Advance registration and payment is required; see or call 627-8280, ext. 107. The center is at 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. It's open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free, but the center relies on donations. in the know


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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). maria MARINO O While strolling around the bird sanctuary recently, I had to remind myself, it was actually the Squire Golf Course at PGA National. The quantity and quality of birds and other wildlife that are spied when playing is truly amazing. The beauty, peace, tranquility and variety one experiences when on the golf course is beyond compare. With the exception of Wimbledon, Roland Garros or the Rod Laver Arena in Australia, you dont usually meet people traveling the world to experience the beauty that are tennis arenas. But you will find all of us crazies who take boats, trains, planes, cars, helicopters and snowmobiles, just to seek out and play some of the top 100 golf courses in the world. Destinations with golf courses include Dubai, Madagascar, Hong Kong, Cape Town, Perth, Rio de Janeiro or Iceland for the midnight golf, just to name a few. When Bill Gates was searching for that perfect backdrop for his once in a lifetime nuptials, where did he choose? The Island of Lanai, a little island in Hawaii that once grew the worlds supply of pineapples. Its also home to a golf course named Chal-lenge at Manele Bay. Its so incredibly beautiful that Bill and Melinda Gates said I doŽ on the 12th hole. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, golfers Natural beauty on courses make good walks even betterGOLF often see humpback whales or spinner dolphins from this vista. Golf courses have evolved into sanctuaries. The Audubon Cooperative Sanc-tuary Program recognizes golf courses that strive to protect the environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf.Ž Florida leads all 50 states for certified golf courses. Broken Sound, Floridian, Harbour Ridge, Links at Boyn-ton Beach, Loblolly Pines, Mizner, Okee-heelee, Old Marsh, Quail Ridge, South-winds, St. Andrews and the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and Spa in Jupiter are just a few of those in Palm Beach and Martin County. Depending on who you talk to, golf could possibly date back to the Southern Tang Dynasty in 800 AD, the Netherlands in the late 1200s or the current version which dates to the 15th century from the coastal regions in eastern Scotland. Using sticks or some form of a primitive club, players would hit pebbles around acreage made up of sand dunes, rabbit runs and tracks. One would not be surprised to share the courseŽ with sheep, dogs, goats and cattle. Lore has it that shepherds played some version of golf as a way to pass time while tending to their flocks.So next time you are sharing the course with say, an alligator, a Rosetta Spoon Bill, a big Blue Heron, a raccoon, a Florida panther, a wild boar, snakes of all shapes and sizes, bears (yes we do have those in Florida), and turtles, please remember, we are all just visitors here on this planet, it is our duty to leave it better than we found it. Q „ Maria Marino is a professional golfer who teaches nationally for the LPGA and locally at the First Tee at Dyer Park in West Palm Beach. She also owns Marino Realty Group, which focuses primarily on property in Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter. Email her at or call 906-8222. t t y d d e e s u COURTESY PHOTOS Bird watching can be a by-product of golfing. The Challenge at Manele Bay in Hawaii was designed by Jack Nicklaus. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 NEWS A11 A woman called her husband at the office. He answered brusquely. Im busy. Is this important?Ž Now, depending on the couple, or the given week, or the given day, this interac-tion could be met with a broad range of reactions: She might react by saying to herself: He sounds upset. I know he had that impor-tant meeting with his biggest client. I hope it went well. Hell fill me in later.Ž Or she might say: I dont know why I bother to call him. He never takes the time to talk to me.Ž Or: Hes so full of himself. He thinks his job is so important, and what I do is so insignificant.Ž As the above scenario depicts, the way you are feeling about yourself and the way that you feel about your partner dramati-cally impacts the way you will interpret their words and behavior. The woman who believes her marriage is in a secure place will probably give her husband the benefit of the doubt, assuming an abrupt tone means he is worried or upset. She will not feel criticized or attacked.John Gottman, a nationally acclaimed relationship expert, revolutionized the study of marriage after many years of rigorous scientific research, which included observ-ing volunteer couples behind two-way mir-rors. In fact, his team was able to predict which couples were going to make it (or get divorced) in 91 percent of the cases.According to Gottman, most committed relationships start off with a high degree of positive interactions and a sense of true friendship. Despite the inevitable disagree-ments and irritations of every day life, these couples are able to maintain what is referred to as positive sentiment over-ride.Ž This means that the positive thoughts about the relationship and each other are so pervasive they tend to supersede the negatives. They feel hopeful and secure about their lives together and assume the best in nebulous circumstances. It would take a very significant conflict for them to lose their equilibrium as a couple. Over time, frustration and resentment can build to a point that the couple loses their sense of friendship and camaraderie. If an estrangement becomes more pronounced, they might insidiously slide into negative sentiment override,Ž whereby the littlest perceived slights become major obstacles and molehills become mountains. They may next ascribe negative intentions that may not have been there at all. The husband might say: Oops, I forgot to pick up the dry cleaningŽ and she says: Im not surprised. You show no inter-est in what goes on in this house.Ž She interprets his forgetfulness to mean he doesnt care about her anymore or that he DELIBERATELY didnt run the errand. The battle heats up. Gottman discovered that successful couples regularly employ what is technically called repair attemptsŽ „ statements or actions to let the other know they are sorry and want to make things right. When cou-ples are in a good place they may naturally know how to humor or coax their part-ner out of a bad mood. When cou-ples are not in a good place, they may have to make concerted attempts to reach out in a way that is well received. For repair attempts to be effective, each partner must be willing to let go of an indignantly entrenched place to be recep-tive to the others good intentions. Other-wise, they might take turns reaching out or rebuffing the other, with no clear reso-lution. The research also emphasizes that when unhappy couples are able to openly discuss and acknowledge positive aspects of their partner and the relationship, they are often able to eventually strengthen their bond. Research has shown that the partners who turn towardŽ each other rather than away are building an emotional bank account of good will. The demands and challenges of everyday life can become so absorbing that we are not always mindful and attentive to the important daily con-cerns of our loved ones. Making it our business to ask how an important meeting went, or listening with interest when our partner relates a story (and following up the next day to ask what happened) shows interest and caring. So many of us get so absorbed in our television shows, emails or video games that we unintentionally send out a message of disinterest. Not surprisingly, the research confirmed that people who knew the most about their loved ones inner worlds, were the ones who had the most rewarding relationships. It becomes very clear that some couples can remain close, even though they are facing major disagreements. Gridlock occurs when two people are entrenched in diametrically opposed positions; try-ing to convince the other to come around. Letting go of this notion, and accepting that they may never totally agree about the best solution, paves the way for collab-orative problem solving. What sets these couples apart is that they communicate respect and appreciation, even when they are struggling to come up with solutions. In our romantic relationships, it is not surprising for people who are angry and critical to still carry deep longings to return to an earlier time of tenderness, comfort and passion. It can seem like a huge emotional risk to reach out to a frosty partner, asking to open a dialog, especially when were feeling hurt, angry or uncertain. Sometimes, we may have trouble doing so without outside support. But, so importantly, our partner is often the very person who will ultimately be able to help us heal our deepest hurts. Q „ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. A Palm Beach Gardens resident, she holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Gardens office at 630-2827, or online at HEALTHY LIVING linda LIPSHUTZ O llipshutz@floridaweekly.comBreach with your partner? Repair begins with one talkGoing greenŽ is a phrase that resonates across many fields of interest as sustain-ability has become an ever more pressing issue. Scarcity is now far more common-place in the daily experience of many Americans, no matter if the issues are of jobs, housing, healthcare, food, water or conservation of natural resources. In South Florida, you dont have to venture very far to encounter residents who no longer believe as they once did that the horn of plenty for all things good serves up an endless supply, or that the disap-pearance of our tropical paradise could not happen. Our confidence in unlimited resources and eternal blue skies has been chastened. Anxiety is growing that the quality as well as the endless availability of something as commonplace as potable water, or as bountiful as the Gulf Stream, may not be permanent attributes of Flor-idas future. By comparison, we know societies and other places on the globe are also confronted by the limitations of unbridled exploitation of resources; or, alternative-ly, perhaps remembered what they once knew but then forgot, and then had to learn all over again: sustainability mat-ters. But closer to home, our economic and social slumber is large-ly unabated. All around us the squalls of public debate pass like so many of the afternoon storms, dropping modest advances in public policy that keep things from totally expir-ing, yet not enough to rectify what has already been lost or sustain for certain, what yet remains. Take, for example, the issue of conserving and protecting water. The harsh evidence of the worst drought in 80 years in South Florida is on a scale few fully appreciate. The consequence felt and sacrifice demanded for conserva-tion are largely farcical. We wash our cars or water our lawns once instead of twice per week. Okay, we also pay higher water bills. But this modification in behavior on a personal scale is light years away from the seismic shift in behaviors required if society is to address the fundamental chal-lenges of sustainability on a planet with a future population estimated to grow to 10.1 billion people by 2100, according to United Nations figures. Were we to take that challenge seriously, the perception of our responsi-bilities as environmental stewards might better presume that everything we use now is being borrowed from our grand-children and their childrens children. Instead we confer, with an air of juris-prudence, environmental abundance to future generations as if a plate of Thanks-giving leftovers. Herein lies the paradox: all the fire and energy associated with deficit reduction is focused on the mon-etary kind. There is, by comparison, little attention to deficit reduction related to the breadth and depth of environmental consequences looming. We seem will-ing as todays environmental stewards to default on our payment to preserving and protecting for future generations the envi-ronmental assets we now hold. Be afraid: paradoxical thinking tends to multiply like rabbits. Despite all prior claims on South Florida of having conquered the swamps, advancing superior technology and know-how, when the Army Corps of Engineers (or any other likely suspects) fails to manage the delicate balance in just enough/not too much water, we are quite willing to call forth Mother Nature and prevail upon her to do what we cannot: quench our huge, collective thirstƒ till next year. We are brainiacs/engineers one day turned shamans the next, to sum-mon with voodoo the promulgation of a favorable weather forecast to salvage the situation. Despite all that has been done to fix, correct, and modify water policy and practices, the paradox we live with is that we have in place what is the genesis of the result we now have. It is an age of paradox. One in every three kids in America will develop dia-betes in the future because of poor diet. Ours is one of the largest agricultural regions in the country. Yet the proxim-ity advantage of locally grown fruits and vegetables is marginal to improving the diets for most residents. The produce in majority goes elsewhere. Fresh produce that travels long distances is expensive. Cheaper, processed food is the economi-cal, unhealthy choice. Says one funder, The food we eat and the way we grow and share it touches many issuesƒ from environmental sustainability to global hunger, public education to public health, the economy to social justice. ƒ Food is the problem, but food is the solution, too.Ž The final paradox: Not everything is connected; but, in the end, everything probably 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 the regions communities, including hunger, homelessness, affordable housing and the conservation and protection of water resources. For more information see Be afraid: We’ll eventually pay for our lip service to sustainability f l k l t leslie LILLY President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties O n this house.Ž She l ness to mean he r anymore or that n t run t he erran d. ha t s u cces sf ul co u w hat is technically Ž „ statements or now t h e y are sorr y s right. 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BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESS INDUSTRY WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 A12 The next time you go furniture shopping, Didi Reuschel wants you to think. That sofa youre buying?Is it something that will last for generations? Or is it something that will wind up in a landfill, potentially leaking toxins into the environment? Thats her mantra at Sustained Style, the consignment store she opened in late February in Palm Beach Gardens. The mission is to sell high-quality fine furniture that will last generations and not end up in a landfill,Ž Ms. Reuschel says. The furniture she sells, some antiques, plus gently used pieces by such companies as Baker, Century and Henredon, were expensive new. But buying a $4,000 sofa thats second-hand for less than $1,000 makes it less expensive than cheaply made pieces at some of the big-box retailers, she says. And Northern Palm Beach County is the perfect mar-ket to fulfill her mission. I wanted to come back to South Florida, where people wanted good design and had the ability to pay for it,Ž she says. Ms. Reuschel grew up in Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale. There, her father was a builder who was part of the westward expansion toward the Everglades. And Ms. Reuschel took issue with her dads work.We had knock-down, drag-out fights over the destruction of the Everlgades,Ž she says. This was in the late 60s and early 70s. What Ive become is environ-mentally sensitive, but I understand that people dont always care and that development will happen.Ž The upside of her dads work? It paid for her to go to college. Ms. Reuschel interned at an environmental firm in the Washington, D.C., area, then did marketing for Computer Sciences Corp. While there, she learned from the Environmental Protection Agency about the amount of pollution in the area. And she later learned that all manner of chemicals were dumped into Chesapeake Bay and surrounding areas. Then I saw a cancer cluster in Annapolis and a leukemia cluster in my own neighborhood,Ž she says. And that got her attention.There has been a thread through my life with environmental issues,Ž she says. Another thread in Ms. Reuschels life was a love of design. Her mother was a talented decorator with a really good eye for design. And when Ms. Reuschel moved to Philadelphia, she took a job at a design center. She went on to work as a furniture manufacturers sales representative, and spent time in Highpoint, N.C., the furniture wholesale mecca. When she worked with Sauder Education, which makes chairs for schools and pews for churches, among other things, she knew environmentally friendly design was possible. The furniture, made in Ohio, could be easily reupholstered. Break an arm? Dont throw the chair away. Just order a replacement arm and install it. The company was a good fit for Ms. Reuschel, who by that point had moved to the Jacksonville area to be near her aging parents. I learned that you can be sustainable,Ž she says. But rising gas prices put a damper on the driving that job involved. And the northern Florida independent furniture retailers to whom she sold went out of business, one by one, thanks to a sagging economy and the growth of big-box stores. After her parents died, Ms. Reuschel decided she wanted to return to South Florida. She accepted a job at True Treasures, the 20-year-old consignment business based in North Palm Beach. I had no idea what they had, but I saw what they were doing and said, This is the new business model,Ž she says. The stars aligned themselves.Ž She also worked at Designers Buying Group, a Jupiter design center thats open to the trade. Now she has her own business, along Riverside Drive south of Burns Road. Her retail space, in an industrial park, at first seems a little disconcerting. But the rent there was much more affordable than a regular retail space. Some items are consigned „ after one month, Sustained Style reduces the prices on consigned items by 10 percent; after 60 days, items are reduced by 25 percent. After 90 days, prices are negotiable. The store, painted in soothing shades of green, is as green as possible, Ms. Reuschel says. Motion-sensitive lights dim, then shut themselves off when a space is unoccupied. The store is filled with sofas, chairs and tables. Lamps, sculptures and figurines accent tabletops. Paintings and other wall accessories adorn a long wall in the warehouse area in the back. And a display of fabrics made from organic and recycled materials by O Ecotextiles brings it all back home, where Ms. Reuschel can combine her love of fabrics with her love of the environment. I love design like a lunatic,Ž she says. Q Combining style, sustainabilityBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” >> Sustainable Style For The Home — Trends In Design, is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday at 10358 Riverside Drive, No. 130, Palm Beach Gardens. 622-2007 or O in the know SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYDidi Reuschel opened Sustained Style in late February with a goal of selling furniture old and new that is designed to last generations. She also sells organic fabrics.SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLYPaintings and other artwork line the walls of the ware-house area at Sustained Style in Palm Beach Gardens. “The mission is to sell high-quality fine furniture that will last generations and not end up in a landfill.” — Didi Reuschel


Visit us online at You should know ...FLORIDA WEEKLY’S SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL REAL ESTATE BUSINESS PROFESSIONALSNAME: Gregory R. Cohen AGE: 39 CURRENTLY: Board Certified Real Estate Attorney SPECIALTY: Real Estate Attorney, with a focus on short sales and commercial workouts.HOMETOWN: Palm Beach Gardens RESIDENCY NOW: Palm Beach Gardens BACKGROUND: Practicing real estate attorney since 1996; Representation of Sellers, Buyers, Lenders, Builders and Real Estate Agents.FAMILY: Wife; Samantha (6); Lucas (4); Gabrielle (almost 2) ACTIVITIES: Golf and Tennis BEST THING ABOUT THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY: Every transaction has unique aspects, whether pertaining to the people or the property.TOUGHEST PART OF THE JOB: In this present market, it is upsetting to see many people who have lost so much financially.ADVICE FOR NEW AGENT: Take everything personally when you are representing a client. Treat them and represent them as if they are family.MY JOB WOULD BE EASIER IF: The U.S. government would provide tax benefits/incentives for lenders to address short sales in a more expeditious manner, and further, providing releases of any deficiencies. Gregory R. CohenIf you would like to be featured in You Should Know, or would like to suggest someone for this column, please email Rachel Hickey at FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 BUSINESS A13 MONEY & INVESTINGHear both sides before buying annuitiesAs many flavors of ice cream there are, so too there are flavors of annui-ties. And sometimes, understanding, comparing, and selecting from all flavors of annuities can be a daunting experience. Hard for the financially astute and even more so for novices or persons in their sunset years. (Please understand that I am not an insurance agent, I have no dog in this investment fight.) The market for annuities has largely been seniors and possibly that is why insurance commissioners across many states are frequently on the heels of annuity salespersons. The regulatory concern has been that, in the context of a dizzying array of annuity terms and choices, the senior might be intention-ally misled and, far beyond compliance with generic suitability standards, the senior might not be able to amass all the factoids, compare and contrast, weigh them in the balance and make an informed decision. Try these variables on for size: credit rating; years until annuity matures/surrender period; rates of return with some simple and others compounding; choices of equity indices and percentages of participation with such index; caps on monthly investment returns and yearly caps; sizes of bonuses and some paid at the beginning of the annuity or at the end and sometimes not available if lump sumŽ is taken at the end of the annuity period, etc. Statistics 101 teaches that the combinations of all the abovementioned differences will easily generate several hundred alternative options. And you say, Yousa!Ž So selection of your agent is of critical importance. In the very broadest of terms, there are two types of annuities: fixed and variable. The variables investment returns are often tied to the perfor-mance of selected mutual funds, indi-ces or portfolio performance. It is a product that requires a securities license; it comes under SECs rules and regulations. The other category is fixed annuities, which I have subdivided into four sub categories. Two are vanilla; two are Rocky Road. € Vanilla one: Immediate annuities offer a fixed rate of return and imme-diately begin paying income. The oftdesired option of a lump sum at the end of the surrender period is gener-ally available with such. The rate (cur-rently around 3 percent for a five-year period) has favorable taxation but you would need to calculate the tax savings based on the annuity exclusion ratio.Ž A lot of seniors like this flavor. € Vanilla two: Fixed annuities offer a guaranteed rate of return; current rates are 3-4 percent for four to five years and a lump sum at the end of the surrender period is generally allowed. This also is a senior favorite. And then there are two mind-bender types that offer exposure/participation to several different types of equity indices, while still protecting principal and still offering a fixed-rate option as an alternative to the index choice. € The Rocky Roads are: Fixed/ Indexed annuity with large bonus option and Fixed Index with Bonus and Income for Life Rider. (The name of that last one is so long that it pains me to even write it.) Understanding these annuities is worthwhile because they might offer a way to create retirement income, a way other than all chips inŽ on equities and low-coupon, long-term bonds. The two index annuity types are finding a role in portfolios as alternatives to fixed income, for the senior and those who are planning retirement. More details. The Index annuity with no bonus is usually three, five or seven years; with a big bonus, it is usually for 10 years. A 20 percent bonus usually requires a payout over 10 years mini-mum. Its safe to say the bonus rules are a maze. The Fixed Index with Bonus and Income for Life Rider is unlike the Index annuity where annually you (prospectively for the upcoming year) choose either an index or the thenoffered fixed rate. This annuity lets you look back at the end of the surrender period (10 years usually) and choose the formula that has actually done the best: either the index or the guaranteed rate. In todays market, both are getting bonuses. Some companies offer a rider for about .5 percent which locks in your compounding rate of interest. For example, you might want to pay .5 percent to get a lockŽ on a 7 percent guaranteed compounding rate. As to the index ƒ some companies offer total index participation and oth-ers offer a portion. For example, you might get 60 percent of the yearly index gains, positive-only, performance in the S&P 500, monthly ceilings but no annual ceiling. If the stock market (and corresponding index) went no place for a long time (as happened from 2000 to 2010), the guaranteed rate would probably have fared much better at the end of the 10-year period. But if the equity market turns into a 10-year bull, you might earn a lot more. To understand annuities sufficiently, you need to talk to several specialists „ those who sell them and those who hate them. You will learn by talking, reading and questioning. Q „ Jeannette Rohn Showalter, CFA, can be reached at 444-5633, ext. 1092, or Her office is at The Crexent Business Center, Bonita Springs. a c a s a n t jeannette SHOWALTER CFA O

PAGE 14 FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 PALM BEACHES o JUPITER o: TREASURE COAST o PORT ST. LUCIE $94,500 907 Marina Dr # 207North Palm Beach2/2Just ReducedAnna Tylor561-262-8083 $90,000 7386 Se Craig StHobe Sound2/2Just ReducedBarb Lang772-286-4957 $99,000 125 S Ocean # 602Palm Beach Shores1/1Just ReducedBeth Keys561-398-2009 $379,900 5328 Reef WayStuart4/3Just ReducedBill Betzner561-891-0891 $580,000 6815 Monmouth RdWest Palm Beach4/2Just ReducedCarl Rizzuto561-296-8420 $265,000 402 RESORT LanePalm Beach Gardens3/2Just ReducedConstance Huntoon561-543-6296 $210,000 2389 Seaford DrWellington5/3Back on the MarketCraig Foster561-262-1894 $499,900 14078 Port CirPalm Beach Gardens4/2Just ReducedCraig Reeves561-385-2122 $999,990 18469 Se Federal Hwy # 1Jupiter4/3.1Back on the MarketGeorge Richetelli561-714-8386 $525,000 729 Sandy PointPalm Beach Gardens3/2.1Just ReducedJoby Slay561-667-4171 $264,900 183 Bayberry PlJupiter2/2Just ReducedLori Hobin,PA561-373-2401 $275,000 12673 Ellison Wilson RdNorth Palm Beach3/2Just ReducedMichael Gozzo561-262-6494 $695,000 170 Turtle Creek DrJupiter3/3Back on the MarketMike Haynes561-379-9199 $1,372,000 11117 GREEN BAYBERRYPalm Beach Gardens4/4.1Back on the MarketRandy Keaton561-818-3579 $129,999 120 NW Pleasant Grove WyPort St. Lucie3/2Just ReducedRick Colbert561-317-5705 $484,900 345 Kingfisher DrJupiter4/3Just ReducedShelley Keelor772-215-9988 $354,999 154 San Remo DrJupiter3/2Just ReducedSiobhan Flynn561-676-8512 $300,000 8497 XanthusWellington3/2.1Back on the MarketSue Fischer561-346-5245 $110,000 213 7th StJupiter3/1Just ReducedSusan Garvy561-543-8831 $899,900 100 Lakeshore Dr # 1551North Palm Beach3/3.1Just ReducedTeena Lovalvo561-886-7948 $336,000 351 Saturn AvJupiter3/2Just ReducedVicki McPhail561-371-1888 $429,900 121 Via VeracruzJupiter4/3Back on the MarketWayne Homer561-348-0627 PRICEADDRESSCITY BED/BATHFEATUREAGENTP HONE 907 Marina Dr # 207 2389 Seaford Dr 170 Turtle Creek Dr 100 Lakeshore Dr # 1551 NETWORKING Executive Women of the Palm Beaches present women in leadership awards at the Kravis CenterHonorees Lois Gackenheimer, Dr. Melanie Bone, Nancy MarshallLori Verriere,Terry Gearing, JoAnn WagnerRegina Bedoya, Celine Cousteau, Gil Walsh and Beverly LevineRosanne DuaneCOURTESY PHOTOS Beth Walton and Tish WilmeringCeline Cousteau and Kathryn Vecellio


149 ORCHID CAY DRIVE • WAS $539,000 • NOW $499,000 Tastefully decorated home with beautiful golf & water views offers bright, open ” oor plan 2,890 sf A/C home. 3BR/3BA + of“ ce with built-ins & plantation shutters. 2CG + separate golf cart garage. Double ovens, island breakfast bar. Built-in vacuum cleaner system. Screened in pool & spa. Fully Furnished. BALLENISLES~ Palm Beach Gardens Marsha Grass 561 512 7709 I know the community. I live the lifestyle.Ž The BEST Value in BallenIsles! REAL ESTATE A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYWEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 A15 This one-of-a-kind home on a deepwater lot in North Palm Beach features a metal roof, wood floors, fireplace and impact windows on the second floor. There is plenty of room for a large watercraft: the home boasts a 60-foot dock and a 12,000-pound boatlift. There also is a 16by 8-foot marine storage room or hobby room with air conditioning. The home has five bedrooms and four bathrooms with two of each on the first floor plus a loft area. The gourmet kitch-en features an island, granite countertops and top-of-the-line appliances including a gas stove, double oven and warming drawer. It has wood floors, crown mold-ing, plantation shutter s, and a built-in entertainment center with wine refrig-erator and wine rack. The backyard features a summer kitchen, pool and spa with a remote Jandy system, playground area and a white sand beach area. A large master suite offers water and pool views from the room or balcony. The house, at 729 Kittyhawk Way, is on a cul-de-sac street and is close to all the amenities that North Palm Beach has to offer, including parks, boat ramps, golf and restaurants. The home is listed at $1,129,000, and is offered through The Smith Team. For more information, call Scott D. Smith at 719-5133, email, or Nancy C. Smith, 719-5134, email Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSales of existing homes in Palm Beach County rose 33 percent during the first quarter of 2011 compared with the same period last year, the Florida Association of Realtors reports. In Florida, a total of 44,351 homes sold statewide during the first quarter, including 2,588 in Palm Beach County, FAR reported in a news release last week. And though the median sales price in Palm Beach County continued to slip, the Treasure Coast showed an increase in sales price „ one of only two areas measured by FAR to show a gain. Medi-an price in The Treasure Coast increased 4 percent to $106,500 compared to last years $102,600. The National Association of Realtors reported last week that home sales are expected to stay on an uptrend through 2012, although the performance will be uneven with mortgage constraints weighing on the market. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said existing-home sales have been underperforming by historical standards and will rise gradually but unevenly. If we just hold at the first-quarter sales pace of 5.1 million, sales this year would rise 4 percent, but the remainder of the year looks better,Ž Mr. Yun said. We expect 5.3 million existing-home sales this year, up from 4.9 million in 2010, with additional gains in 2012 to about 5.6 million „ thats a sustainable level given the size of our population.Ž Mortgage interest rates should rise gradually to 5.5 percent by the end of the year and average 6.0 percent in 2012 „ still relatively affordable by historic standards, NAR reports. Q Key West comes to North PalmPalm Beach sales surge 33 percent COURTESY PHOTOThis waterfront home has five bedrooms, four baths and a loft area.COURTESY PHOTOThe deep-water lot of this North Palm Beach home includes a 60-foot dock and a 12,000-pound boatlife. The house also has an air-conditioned room for marine storage or for use as a hobby space.

PAGE 16 FLORIDA WEEKLYA16 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 Today’s most famous designers often have the talent to create furniture, pot-tery, jewelry, paintings and even indus-trial items and architecture. Some 20th-century artists also are known for work-ing in many fields. Viktor Schreckengost, best known for his famous Cowan Pottery Jazz Bowl, also designed trucks, chairs, streetlights, fans, kitchen cupboards and a special World War II radar detection sys-tem. Michael Graves has designed more than 350 buildings, including those for Disneyland, as well as kitchenware for Target, glass for Steuben, hospital rooms for patients — even the scaffolding used when the Washington Monument was restored. Many 19th-century artists are also known for more than one talent. Emile Galle is best known for his Art Nouveau cameo glass. He took over the family glass and ceramics business in 1874 and at first created handmade cameo pieces. By 1894 he was making glass pieces using a less expensive acid-cutting method. He also made Art Nouveau furniture that sold well in the 1890s and is selling well today. He even held a patent for making marquetry. He also made a small number of art pottery pieces that are collected today. After his death, his widow contin-ued to run the factory. If you like a designer, you may be able to find less expensive examples of his or her work in another medium. Q: My mother wants to sell an old cabinetmaker’s workbench my father used for about 55 years. It was given to him when it was a few years old, so it must be more than 60 years old. It’s 33 inches high, 86 inches long and 24 inches deep. The top is made of rock maple, and I think the base is poplar. It includes a tool trough at the back and two vices, one at each end. The paper label identifying the maker still is attached to the bottom. It reads “Hammacher Schlemmer & Co.” What price should my mother ask? A: Hammacher Schlemmer is a retailer that has been based in New York City since 1848. It used to specialize in selling hardware and tools, but today it sells all sorts of things. Hammacher Schlemmer originally sold your mother’s workbench but it did not manufacture it. It is easiest to sell a workbench as large as yours in your local area. Try Craigslist or the web-site of your local newspaper. You might be able to sell it for close to $1,000. Q: I have a set of china pieces that belonged to my mother. The pieces are marked “Smith Phillips Semi Porcelain.” The set includes a large pitcher and basin, a large covered urn, two smaller pitchers and a small covered bowl. The set has no cracks or chips, but the original chamber pot does not match the rest of the set. Can you tell me something about the company that made it and when it was made? A: Many “wash” sets like yours were made before indoor plumbing was common. Since there was no running water, a pitcher, wash basin and chamber pot with a lid were kept on a wash-stand in the bed-room. A complete set could include a toothbrush holder, soap holder and other small items. Smith Phillips China Co. made toiletware, dinnerware and special-ty items. The company was founded by Josiah T. Smith and William H. Phillips in East Liverpool, Ohio, in 1901. It became part of American Chi-naware Corp. in 1929 and went out of business in 1931. Complete matched sets with six pieces sell for about $200 or more, depending on the pattern and maker. Q: I’d like to know more about a bottle that has been in my family since the early 1900s and has always been referred to as a “Bristol bottle.” It’s made of light blue opaque glass decorated with raised flow-ers and garlands. The bottle is 7 inches high. There is a black mark on the bot-tom, but it’s unreadable. Can you tell me something about it? A: Bristol glass was first made in Bristol, England, in the late 1700s. It is similar Hammacher Schlemmer workbench worth $1,000?KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTING terry KOVEL O to milk glass and has been made in several colors by factories in the area. Glass called “Bristol” also was made in other cities in England and in other countries. All of the original factories in Bristol were out of business by the 1920s, but mod-ern Bristol glass is being made in the area today. The Bristol glass most often seen at auctions and shows today is a Victorian lightweight opaque glass that usual-ly is blue. Your bottle is probably a toilet water bottle, perhaps part of a set. Value: $80 to $100. Tip: The best defense against a burglary is a nosy neighbor. 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 email 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. COURTESY PHOTO Emile Galle is a famous maker of cameo glass, but he also made this pottery vase. The vase sold at auc-tion this year for $2,185 at Hudson Valley Auctioneers in Beacon, N.Y. Lang Realty has added four new agents to its Palm Beach Gardens office. „ Eric Schilling has professional experience in both real estate and architectural and computer design. „ Jerry Workman has previous real estate experience and expertise in faux finishing. He specializes in single-family living and country club communities. „ Frank A. Leo brings experience in real estate and construction to the bro-kerage. As a state licensed building and roofing contractor, Mr. Leo has the ability to assess a property on-site for clients. Mr. Leo is a top amateur and all-american col-legiate golfer. „ Mary Monus has an extensive background in paralegal studies. She serves clients in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Abacoa and North Palm Beach. For agent opportunities or more information, please contact Doreen Nystrom at 209-7878 or see Q If you’re one of the 32,146 Palm Beach County property owners late paying your property taxes, your tax collector has a reminder: The deadline to pay delinquent taxes is May 31 at 5 p.m. Ann Gannon, Palm Beach County tax collector, reminds late payers that after that date, all unpaid taxes will be listed for sale at the annual tax certificate auction. “I know that many families are struggling,” Ms. Gannon said in a prepared statement. “If you have the ability to put together a payment, I strongly encourage you retire this obligation now. A delay will only result in escalating costs and fees.” Once a certificate is sold, interest and fees must be applied, Ms. Gannon said. Delinquent taxes cannot be paid online. Payments must be made at a service center or by mail. Mail payments must be received, not postmarked, at Ms. Gan-non’s office no later than 5 p.m. on May 31. Delinquent taxes must be paid by cash, money order, certified check, bank draft, U.S. postal order, cashier’s check or wire transfer. Credit cards are not accepted. For more information see Q County delinquent tax deadline is May 31COURTESY PHOTO Lang Realty has added four agents to its Palm Beach Gardens office: Jerry Workman, left, Eric Schilling, Mary Monus and Frank Leo. $5 000 GAS CARD Complimentary Valet and Garage Parking us TODAY for Specials! B r i n g this ad for a FR E E r i d e on our Caro u s el !F W 0520 Park for F R EE in one of our 900 garage spaces for a chance to win your F R EE share of a $5,000 gasoline giveaway. S o, how does it work? Just park in our garage anytime between May 16 and June 30 and our Petrol Patrol which includes our good friends from W R MF R adio and Ed Morse Honda will be selecting cars at random to receive vouchers for free gasoline. Parking is always free at D owntown at the Gardens, but this summer, scores of random lucky shoppers and diners who park in our four-story garage will be awarded a share of $5,000 in free gasoline. Why? Just as a thank you to our Palm Beach area patrons who help make D owntown at the Gardens what it is your shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Follow Downtown’s $5,000 Gas Card Giveaways on Facebook for clues, inside info and updates.Meet at the Carousel Courtyard Wednesday May 25th for family-friendly activities perfect for mommies, daddies and little ones too! 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FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE A23 WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011Back off, Max Bialystock. Make room for the new kings of Broadway, for-mer Boca Raton school chums Philip Morgaman, 27, Frankie Grande, 28, and Brian Kapetanis, 28. They are the producers of the critically acclaimed new revival of the classic 1946 political com-edy, Born Yesterday,Ž recipient of two Tony Award nominations. The Cort Theatre on New Yorks West 48th Street is a long way from Bocas Pine Crest School, where Morgaman and Grande first met in a production of South Pacific,Ž and Kapetanis played in the band, a decade and a half ago. They went their separate ways for college, but afterward each made a bee-line for Manhattan. As Morgaman, who studied theater management, puts it, I knew I wanted to move to New York, because if you want to be in the com-mercial theater business, thats where you have to go. And Frankie wanted to be a performer and Brian wanted the finance world, so New York was the capital of all our goals.Ž Grande has been a Broadway performer, including three years in the cast of Mamma Mia!Ž Kapetanis makes his living brokering private equity invest-ments. But along the way, Morgaman has reeled them both in to the dream of being theatrical producers. Grande joined his childhood friend as associate producers of a profit-making Boca-to-Broadway buddies producing Tony-nominated show OLD CATS NEVER DIE. THEY JUST RISE TO THE HEAVISIDE layer. But who knew that the Heaviside layer was at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre? Thats where members of the original cast of CatsŽ have ascended two decades after slinking about on Broadway. Anna McNeely, the original Jennyanydots, and Brian Andrews, a big-boyŽ fill-in for many roles, including Macavity the Mystery Cat, are co-directing a production performed May 20-22 by the children of the theaters Conservatory of Performing Arts. Its the best-selling childrens show the Maltz has produced „ the theater has had Slinking into new rolesStars from the original cast of “Cats” help put on show at MaltzBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” BY HAP ERSTEINherstein@” COURTESY PHOTO“Cats” co-director Brian Andrews demonstrates “Cats” moves to performers in the student production of the musical. Pictured from left are Mr. Andrews, Emily Gough, Meagan Dobson, Gabri-ella Abadia, Jake Sanders, Heather Matheson, Kiel Peterson, Laura Guley and Sally Myles. SEE CATS, A24 X SEE BORN, A23 XAnna McNeely works with student Jake Sanders on the theater’s student pro-duction of “Cats.” Ms. McNeely was an original member of the Broad-way cast. COURTESY PHOTORobert Sean Leonard, left, Nina Arianda and Jim Belushi star in “Born Yesterday,” the revival produced by three young Boca Raton school chums.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A21 PALM BEACH GARDENS DOWNTOWN AT THE GARDENS561.340.2112RASUSHI.COM MAY 29TH … JUNE 4TH NICKYS WEEK THANNU ALIn memory of St. Jude patient, Nicky Mailliard, RA Sushi will donate 100% of the proceeds from the week-long sale of select menu items to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital to help fund cancer research and treatment. How could you leave this?Ž Will said.I gazed at my friends, the glowing terrace, the vestiges of my exotic life. I smiled and turned back to the drinks table. What I couldnt say was that Mamadou was right. To find what I was looking for, I needed to go home. Q I once lived in Africa. Its the wild west of world travel, a kind of final frontier. Still untouched in places, still dangerous. A continent where you can die from basic illness, diseases that have long since been wiped out in the devel-oped world, not to mention war or other violence. I had a beautiful life.My friends were smart and sophisticated, and we had candlelit dinners during the nightly power cuts. In dusty 4x4s, we visited animal reserves where giraffes gazed serenely from heads set atop long waving necks. Water buffalo lounged in the distance and quick, ner-vous gazelle picked their way across the sparse grass. In the capital, taxis honked day and night, and women sold bags of sugared peanuts on street corners. I lived in a nice house in a quiet neighborhood. Bougainvilleas bloomed out the front door and a hibiscus tree flowered on the terrace in the back. But all of it, the whole adventuresome ensemble, was not enough. Near the end of my stay, I met my friend Mamadou for coffee. He was from the capital, a pharmacist who played left field on his company soccer She went home in search of ... kids, husband? SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artis HENDERSON O “As you kno w,” he said, “every woman’s dream is to get married and have children...”team. He liked to wear tinted sunglasses that made him look like Usher, and he walked around with a set of headphones covering his ears. He watched American TV. piped in by satellite, and his sister lived with her French husband in Paris. Though he was from a country where men have multiple wives, Mamadou was in many ways a man of the world. I was surprised, then, when he unthinkingly dismissed the last 50 years of feminist progress. As you know,Ž he said, every womans dream is to get married and have children.Ž I thought he was making a joke. Is that right?Ž He nodded soberly and took a sip of coffee. He had stated a fact, not a point of contention. Later, I told my roommate about the conversation. We stood in our small kitchen and laughed. But a reflective silence followed. We were, after all, two women in our early 30s, unmarried, living in a place far from home. Our circumstances were fun and exciting but ultimately temporary. Not long afterward, I made plans to leave. I hosted a grand going-away party a week before my departure, and I invit-ed all my similarly transitory friends. The power was cut the night of the party, and we talked and told stories in the low light of candles. I stood to pour myself a glass of champagne „ we were celebrating, after all „ and my friend Will came to stand beside me. We turned together to face the group of people spread across the garden, and he put an arm around my shoulders. Look at this,Ž he said. I looked at the women dressed in colorful silks and ornamented with dangly ear-rings, at the hand-some men who carried on about international poli-tics. t t v li b W t T o y s e n m „ d e me We turne d o gether to fa ce h e group of pe ople sprea d ac ross t he ga rden an d he put an ar m around m y sh oulders. Look at this, Ž he s ai d. I looked at th e women dresse d in colorful si lk s and ornament ed with dangly ea rrings, at the ha nd some men w ho carried on abo ut in ternational po li tics.

PAGE 21 FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 • Cup of Joe Morning Showwith Valerie Smyth If you know me, you also know that I love coffee — I mea n I love coffee! Last Saturday, my husband and I started out our morning of errands at our favorite local breakfast nook. Of course they k now me, and before I ordered the coffee pot was on the table with the bowl of little creamers. This leads me to my question: Who thought it was a good idea to package creamers in containers the size of a thimble? I happen to like my coffee sweet and light… and by light, I mean light! I commenced opening the creamers and pouring them in to get the color that creates the perfect taste. Three, four, ve… still not there. My husband is xing his as well, and it didn’t take long to run out of the tiny containers. I asked Theresa for another bowl of cream ers. “Sure” she said, and skipped off. This is rough! Aaaahhh, she’s back. Six. Seven. Eight. Really? Now people a re starting to stare. We start to giggle and strategically spread the empty containers out on different plates to hide how many we’ve used. Almost there and—wait—they’re gone again? No way! This time, I make my husband ask for a few more. “Um, OK,” the waitress say s skeptically. Finally, after a third round and a good laugh, I ge t to enjoy the perfect cup of coffee. There’s got to be a better way! Tune in to “The Cup of Joe Morning Show” weekday mornings a t 6:30 for your chance to win fantastic prizes! Joe Raineri O Pets of the Week >>Olivia is a 2-year-old spayed female beagle mix. She has a sweet temperament. She came to Peggy Adams after the Humane Society of the United States rescued more than 200 dogs and cats from a woman’s home in Alabama. She was successfully treated for heartworms but the shelter was unable to remove the BB pellets in her hindquarter that make her walk a little on the funny side. It does not slow her down at all.>>Sweetie is a 1 -year-old spayed female tuxedo cat. She is inquisitive and likes to play. She was born without a tail.To adopt or foster a petQ The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, was founded in 1925 and is a limited admission non-pro t humane society providing services to more than 10,000 animals each year. It is lo-cated at 3100/3200 Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Adoptable pets and other information can be seen at For adoption informa-tion call 686-6656.New surgical technique means easier spays, faster healingpain management with drug combinations is used before surgery to block pain before it starts, and the medications are continued during the post-operative period. However, we are still using the same barbaric blind tissue-tearing technique to rip the attachment of the ovaries away from the abdominal wall. This technique does work „ because weve been spaying dogs and cats this way for more than 50 years. But now there is a better way: laparo-scopic spaying. It changes our technique from tearing tissue blindly to cutting tissue where we can see what we are doing, and it is the final step toward achieving modern-ization of this surgery. To perform a laparoscopic ovariectomy, we first place a small endoscopic telescope into the abdomen, and the abdominal wall is lifted away from the internal organs by filling the abdomen with carbon dioxide gas so that we have a space to work. Spe-cially designed surgical instruments are placed into the gas-filled abdomen. The first ovary is found and can be seen clear-ly on a video screen with magnification, which the surgeon uses for the duration of the procedure. The ovary is lifted gently away from the other organs, and its attach-ments to the abdominal wall are cut with a device that electronically seals the blood vessels. The freed ovary is removed from the abdominal cavity through one of the small incisions made for the telescope or the instruments. The procedure is repeated for the other ovary. When the surgery is completed, no foreign suture material is left in the abdomen because we have electronically sealed the blood vessels, and we have only two small incisions in the abdominal wall. The equipment and instruments needed to perform laparoscopic spaying are expen-sive, but they cost no more than many other advanced medical devices commonly seen in small-animal practices (such as ultra-sound, digital X-ray systems and lasers) and are far less expensive than others (CT and MRI). Additional training is needed, but this surgery is easier to learn and perform, with fewer problems and com-plications than many other new surgical techniques that are being incorporated into small-animal medicine. This technique is well within a skill level attainable by most general practitioners. The bottom line for pet owners: Animals spayed with laparoscopy recover faster and have less pain than those operated on using the traditional technique. Its time for a change! Q The first spaying I ever watched was in a small rur al pr actice in 1958 when I was 13 „ the same time I first became interested in veterinary medicine. The surgery was performed using ether and catgut suture from a spool that had to be manually threaded onto a needle. There was no surgical cap, mask, gown or gloves, and only a postage stamp-sized surgical drape. There was no pain medication, and the ova-ries were pulled up to the incision by tearing their attachment to the abdominal wall. This was the state of the art at that time. Today, nearly all aspects of spaying have improved. We have better anesthetics that have minimal negative effects on the patient. We use individual sterile packages of suture with attached needles made using the same synthetic suture material used in human surgery, which causes minimal tis-sue reaction and is completely removed by the body with time. We also use caps, masks, gloves and gowns, and use drapes of adequate size to prevent any contamination of the surgical field. We no longer need to pour antibacte-rial agents into the surgery site. Aggressive PET TALES Kindest cut of allBY DR. TIMOTHY MCCARTHY_______________________________Special to Florida WeeklySpays have come a long way in terms of anesthesia, sanitation and pain control, but minimally invasive surgical techniques will improve these procedures even more.


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But Born YesterdayŽ is completely the trios project, from selecting the show, obtaining the performance rights, raising the $3 mil-lion dollar budget, sitting in on auditions and guiding the marketing plan. Morgaman began by pouring through about a hundred scripts in search of the right one to revive. I was looking for something I would want to sit through,Ž he says matter-of-factly. When I came upon Born Yesterday, it cried out to me the most. It was humorous, it had some-thing to say about politics today and I had known and loved both of the film ver-sions, especially the (1950) original with Judy Holliday.Ž What he didnt know was that the estate of the late Garson Kanin had been refusing all requests to bring the play back to Broadway, since the playwright had felt burned by a disappointing revival in 1989. It starred a miscast Madeline Kahn, deemed too old for the pivotal role of Billie Dawn, the undereducated girl friend of a boorish junk tycoon, who eventually outsmarts him with the aid of a Pygmalion-like reporter. The producers youth may have actually been a plus in convincing estate man-ager Martha Wilson that they understood that there had to be a young Billie, that we wouldnt do it without the perfect cast. And we spent two-and-a-half years assembling that perfect cast,Ž says Mor-gaman. And only when we assembled that cast were we able to sell it to her.Ž They took a calculated risk by going with a Broadway newcomer, Nina Ari-anda, as Billie. But the only way you can do a discovery like that, we had to find two solid recognizable faces that could prop up her debut and help get it out to the world,Ž says Morgaman. They got them in television veterans Jim Belushi (According to JimŽ) and Robert Sean Leonard (HouseŽ), two guys who are perfect for these roles and are also nationally recognized.Ž Explaining the producing teams division of labor, Grande says, Im com-pletely of the artistic side, but Im getting into the business side. And Philip is both business and the artistic side. My joke is, Hand me the script, hand him the budget. Ž In addition, though, Grande is a whiz at social media. I have a very strong feel-ing about our viral marketing, about our Twitter, about our Facebook campaign,Ž he says. I believe we have the most Twitter followers of any play on Broad-way. I feel that with us being so young, trying to attract a younger demographic, we should have a strong viral presence.Ž Born YesterdayŽ marks Kapetaniss first plunge into producing, previous-ly content to be a supportive audience member. I came in like it was another capital deal, trying to learn as much as possible about the business,Ž he says. Unlike these guys, I didnt have a back-ground in the whole thing. While it took years to find the cast, the guys raised the shows $3 million in just three months. As they concede, some of the investors are from Boca and the three of them are among Born YesterdaysŽ backers. Absolutely,Ž says Morgaman. Brian, Frankie and I, unlike a lot of pro-ducers, we all believe in the product and we all have some of our own money in it as well.Ž Although few plays on Broadway make money, Kapetanis feels they have a good chance to beat the odds. Its a lot like venture capital. Its high risk, high reward, which is fair,Ž he explains. In our case, weve got a real great script, real great stars. It just seemed like a really great opportunity.Ž The tricky part is that the name cast members have signed on for a limited time. Belushi and Leonard both have television commitments. Right now were only playing through July 31,Ž says Mor-gaman. And hopefully beyond that, but it always hinges on actor availability.Ž Still, he calculates that the end of July is plenty of time to pay off the investors and move into black ink. If we sold out, we could make the money back in eight weeks,Ž then quickly adds, We hope to make our money back in about three months.Ž But for the first week of May, Born YesterdaysŽ box office drew an anemic 44.9 percent of capacity, not a good sign for the shows health. Nevertheless, they are buoyed by the positive reviews and by the awards nomi-nations the show has received. Besides, they are having the time of their lives. Asked what he has learned from the experience, Morgaman says, Putting on a Broadway show is never easy, but its also a lot of fun.Ž Q BORNFrom page 1 >> BORN YESTERDAY, Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., New York. Through July 31. Tickets: $26.50-$121.50. Call: (800) 432-7250. O in the know PUZZLE ANSWERS COURTESY PHOTOPine Crest school buddies Frankie Grande, left, Philip Morgaman and Brian Kapetanis left Boca for Broadway, and now the young pro-ducers’ show has two Tony nominations.

PAGE 23 FLORIDA WEEKLYA24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 to add extra performances. It was very exciting once I knew that Brian was there and we have such a rela-tionship of being on Broadway,Ž says Ms. McNeely. When they said they were going to do Cats it made perfect sense. I always wanted to do it in that kind of environment with kids and stuff.Ž For Mr. Andrews, its an opportunity to revisit a favorite show. I love it. I wish I could do it forever,Ž Mr. Andrews says. Weve been working on it for almost a year. We started doing the dance stuff in August.Ž The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical was the second longest-running show on Broadway, and played a total of 7,485 performances before the show closed in 2000. The show, based on T.S. Eliots collection of poems, Old Possums Book of Practical Cats,Ž tells the tale of a group of felines who meet once a year to decide which of them gets to go to the Heaviside layer, or heaven, and begin a new life. But this production of CatsŽ is not so much part of a new life for Ms. McNeely. After leaving Cats,Ž she remained active onstage and performed as Electra in the Broadway production of Gypsy,Ž with Tyne Daly, and has continued to perform in regional theater across the country. At the Maltz, she has appeared in productions of La Cage Aux FollesŽ and Crazy For You.Ž After completing this production, she will head back to her home state of Illinois to star as Grizzabella in a production of „ you guessed it „ Cats.Ž And Ms. McNeely, who lives in Port St. Lucie with her husband, Steve Roland, also has taught. She started teaching this past season at the Maltzs conservatory, and has worked with kids for many years „ including a summer camp at Shiloh Theatrical Productions in Stuart, where she directed a mini-version of Cats.Ž We finally found our dream home in Ballantrae,Ž she says. Were pretty happy here. I teach out of my house, where I have a teaching studio.Ž And that studio offers a glimpse of Ms. McNeelys stage career. Oh, theres memorabilia on the walls. Kids just love coming here,Ž she says. Ms. McNeely says she frequently coaches the principal actors for shows at Port St. Lucie High School. Mr. Andrews, who lives in Lake Worth, also says he finds teaching to be reward-ing. After Mr. Andrews left the cast of Cats,Ž he owned a dance studio with his partner. I came to Florida in 1993, really the day after I left Cats,Ž he says. I had my own studio out in Wellington. Did that maybe 11-12 years and that was trying to grow in the direction the Maltz is, only we didnt have the money to do it.Ž After the studio closed, he became an instructor at the Maltz, where he coaches budding dancers of all ages. He says he is pleased with the casts performance. Weve been working on the original choreography. Theyre doing their ver-sion of the original choreography,Ž Mr. Andrews says. Most of the adaptations had to do with that „ for example, we have more people than they did in the original Broadway cast.Ž And that cast of 42 kids? Youd think directing them would be like, well, herd-ing cats. But its not.The kids have really just jumped in with both feet,Ž says Julie Rowe, director of education. Im so proud of them.Ž But its as much about developing teamwork and confidence as it is about doing a show, Ms. Rowe says. Ive seen each individual grow through the process. I can see confidence that wasnt there. I can see risk-taking that wasnt there,Ž she says. Brian turned to me one day and said, Now, that person is a new person.Ž And thats part of what makes teaching so exciting. I love it. Its not something that I ever would do when I was first starting out,Ž Mr. Andrews says. I did end up teaching students and children. I like the reward of seeing them accomplish.Ž He also likes the reward of working again with Ms. McNeely. I first ran into her when she was doing Side by Side by Sondheim at (Palm Beach) Dramaworks,Ž he says. Thats how we reconnected. And then we just found our way to the Maltz.Ž Ms. McNeely says there is a similar connection. Its like Oh my God. I found my lost brother,Ž she says. Were having so much fun. Were just so on the same page.Ž Curiously, neither actor is a cat person.I appreciate cats now. But I love my doggies,Ž says Ms. McNeely. Cats are a little more aloof than I want my pets to be.Ž But Mr. Andrews is more direct.Im strictly a dog person.ŽAnd teaching is about having a dogged determination to follow a dream. I couldnt ask for a better life. Im so happy,Ž Ms. McNeely says. I think its the life I always hoped to have once I left Broadway.Ž Q CATSFrom page 1As with chocolate, the best comedies are usually dark. And in the same way that the Swiss excel at making dark chocolate, for the past 15 years Irish-man Martin McDonagh has dominated the theater scene with his grisly, comic tales from dreary Connemara in coastal County Galway. In 1998, the puckishly macabre The Beauty Queen of LeenaneŽ arrived on Broadway, introducing McDonough to American audiences. Now comes Palm Beach Dramaworks to demonstrate that the play still has the power to evoke chills and chuckles with its character-rich production about a 40-ish spinster and her manipulative mother, intent on thwarting what could be her daughters last chance for happiness. Despite the sturdiness of McDonaghs script, its success depends on the skill of the two actresses in the central roles. Fortunately, director William Hayes has enlisted the services of two Dra-maworks veterans „ Kati Brazda (A Moon for the MisbegottenŽ) as plain, lonely Maureen Folan, and Barbara Bradshaw (The Gin Game,Ž The ChairsŽ) as her crabby, demanding mum, Mag. Their antagonistic relationship is established early on as Mag pushes Maureens buttons, barking out orders for her porridge, tea and other meager needs from her rocking chair. Bitter, trapped Maureen pushes right back. Mother and daughter pick at each others emotional wounds with such casual cruelty that we find ourselves laughing uncomfortably. Intentionally or not, Beauty QueenŽ brings to mind Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie,Ž with Maureen as a combination of Tom Wingfield, ea-ger to escape his surroundings and the gravitational pull of his family, and his crippled sister Laura, desperate for the attentions of a gentleman caller. In Beauty Queen,Ž such a potential suitor soon arrives in the person of Pato Dooley (rugged Kevin Kelly), a villager who has been off working in London. During a brief return to Leenane, he shows interest in Maureen, and she re-sponds by bringing him home and bedding him. Mag sees them the following morning, senses what has happened and realizes she must break the couple up or risk losing her domestic help. Back in London, Pato writes to Maureen, telling her of a job opportunity he has in Boston and asking her to join him in exotic America. He entrusts the letter to his gregarious, but dim younger brother Ray (flighty Blake DeLong), instructing him to deliver the letter into Maureens hands. Of course, suspi-cious Mag all but foams at the mouth to get a hold of the letter. In one of the productions craftiest sequences, Hayes choreographs the movement of the letter, as an impatient Ray totes the mis-sive about the Folan cottage, just out of reach of Mags eager grasp. McDonagh has several other twists to the tale, some on the violent side, involving the audience in Maureens heartbreak, but also occasionally draw-ing us to Mags side. Eventually, we come to understand that mother and daughter are really two of a kind. Aided by dialect coach Lisa Morgan, the cast assumes a uniformly authentic, yet understandable Irish brogue, making McDonaghs Yoda-like inverted sen-tence structures sound almost natural. Brazda easily conveys the emotional fragility of Maureen, but she also digs deeper to capture her more complex instability. She is well paired by Brad-shaw, who plays against her inherent likability to create a creature we quickly come to despise. In the companys final production in its compact Banyan Boulevard playing space, scenic designer Michael Amico employs its sense of claustrophobia to advantage with his grimy, drab cottage set. Similarly, Ron Burns lighting adds substantially to the cumulative mood of shadowy squalor. Dramaworks has been returning to a few handfuls of playwrights when they prove popular with its demanding audi-ence. As its very accomplished produc-tion of The Beauty Queen of LeenaneŽ shows, McDonagh should become a member of that inner circle of writers in the years ahead. Q Script, performances light up dark Irish comedy at Dramaworks A i h h l h b di hap ERSTEIN O THEATER REVIEW COURTESY PHOTOBlake DeLong and Barbara Bradshaw star as a dim-wit and a manipulator in Palm Beach Dra-maworks’ production of “The Beauty Queen of Leenane.”COURTESY PHOTOSAnna McNeely and Brian Andrews, circa 1988, when they were members of the original Broad-way cast of “Cats.” Two decades later, right, they are co-directing a student production of the musical at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. >> THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, Palm Beach Dramaworks, 322 Banyan Blvd., West Palm Beach. Through June 19. Tickets: $47. Call 514-4042. O in the know >> Cats — 7:30 p.m. May 20, 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 21, 2 p.m. May 22, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets: $20 for adults; $15 for children. 575-2223 or O in the know


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PAGE 25 FLORIDA WEEKLYA26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Thursday, May 19 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 Lebanon, PA.,Ž at 4:45 p.m. and Queen to Play,Ž at 7 p.m. May 19. Tickets: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q Basic Driver Improvement Class 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 19, 6-10 p.m. May 20 and 6-10 p.m. May 26, Safety Council of Palm Beach County, 4152 W. Blue Heron Blvd, Riviera Beach; 845-8233. Q Blue Friends Social 5:307:30 May 19, Jupiter Beach Resort, 5 N. A1A, Jupiter. Free for Blue Friends, $25 for guests; 627-8280. Q The Art of Wine An evening of wine tasting and art appreciation pre-sented by the shops of Downtown, WILD 95.5FM and Whole Foods Market, 6-8 p.m. May 19, The Boulevard at Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Friday, May 20 Q Mos’Art Theatre Screenings of My PerestroikaŽ and Blank City.Ž Various times, May 20-26. Opening night tickets: $6. General admission: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q Karen Oberlin May 20-21, The Colonys Royal Room, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Tickets: $100 for dinner and show; $65 for show only; 659-8100. Q Pirate Party Join Downtown, Cobb 16, Whole Foods and WILD 95.5FM host a party to mark the release of Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides.Ž The night will benefit Busch Wildlife Sanctu-ary. Its 6 p.m. May 20, Downtown at the Gardens, Centre Court, Palm Beach Gar-dens; 340-1600. Q Lighthouse Sunset Tours May 20 and May 25. Also scheduled for June 3, 8, 17 and 22. Call for tour times. See the Jupiter Lighthouse turning on to illu-minate the night sky. Visitors get an inside look at the nuts and bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom. Tour time approxi-mately 75 minutes. Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members. RSVP required; 747-8380, Ext. 101. Q Downtown’s Weekend Kickoff Singers perform 6-10 p.m. Fridays. May 20: Shauna Sweeney Band. May 27: The Feeder Band. Downtown at the Gardens Centre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Q Spotlight on Young Musicians 7 p.m. May 20, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $10 advance, $12 day of perfor-mance; 832-7469. Q “Cats” The students of the Maltz Jupiter Theatres Conservatory of Perform-ing Arts present Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical at 7:30 p.m. May 20-21 and at 2 p.m. May 21-May 22 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets: $20 for adults; $15 for children; 575-2223. Q American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Starts at 6 p.m. May 20 and continues overnight at Lake Shore Park, Lake Park. Participating teams will spend the night at Lake Shore Park and will take turns walking, jogging or running around the track; 255-2568. 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 the-atrical insanity. 7 p.m. May 20, 3 p.m. May 21 and 2 p.m. May 22, Atlantic Theater, 6743 W. Indiantown Road, No. 34, Jupiter. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students/children; 575-4942 or Saturday, May 21 Q Palm Beach County Justice Association 10th Annual Fish-ing Tournament 7 a.m.-8 p.m. May 21, Harbor Marina, 105 Lake Shore Drive, Lake Park. 881-3353 or email Q Coconut Groove Festival Jupiters first music, yoga and art fusion festival is being organized to celebrate local art-ists and to invigorate local economy. With music by the Spam Allstars, Moska Project and Rebel Alliance Reggae Band. Its 9 a.m.-10 p.m. May 21, Carlin Park, Jupiter. Suggested donation of $10 benefits Karma Krew, a non-profit organization that pro-vides social activism and yoga programs for the underserved. Proceeds also will benefit the restoration project of Dubois Park in Jupiter, specifically the Pineapple Packing House that will become an educa-tional kiosk for the community. 745-3073 or Q Glee Club 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, MosArt Theatre, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 707-5677. Q Kids Story Time 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Q Celebration of Life Guests are invited to bring a photo or other remem-brance item to place on the Memory Wall to honor the memory of loved ones at this event sponsored by Hospice of Palm Beach County. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and program begins at 3 p.m. May 21 at Unity of the Palm Beaches, 1957 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Free; 227-5175. Q Celebrate Saturdays at Downtown Performances 6-10 p.m. May 21: Derek Mack Band. Downtown at the Gardens Centre Court, 11701 Lake Vic-toria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Q Cutest Pet Contest and Yappy Hour Join Downtown, WRMF and Whole Pet Essentials on a search for South Floridas cutest pet. Its 4-6 p.m. May 21, Downtown at the Gardens Centre Court, Palm Beach Gardens. Visit for more details. Q Knights of Columbus Second Annual DooWop Dinner Dance Enjoy a buffet dinner and dance the night away from 6:30-10 p.m. May 21 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, 9999 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $20 per person advance (or $22 at the door). To purchase, call 656-2556. 775-1818. Sunday, May 22 Q The First Annual Stroke of Hope 5K Run/Walk Event is designed to increase awareness of stroke and stroke prevention, 7 a.m. May 22, MorseLife Campus, 4847 Fred Gladstone Drive, West Palm Beach; 687-5743 or Q Max & Ruby: Bunny Party Family show, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. May 22, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $12 and up; 832-7469. Q Auditions for the “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” The Village Players will hold auditions at 7 p.m. May 22 at the North Palm Beach Commu-nity Center, 1200 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach. All children from 5 to 18 are welcome. Tuesday, May 24 Q 5 Steps for Becoming Younger Learn how to reduce your biological age at 7 p.m. May 24 at iPlanet Health, Suite 7108, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens. Space is limited; Call 337-9435 to RSVP. Q Tuesdays at Tots 11:30-1 p.m. Tuesdays. May 24: Estate Planning for Your Family. May 31: Pregnancy and Exercise. At Palm Beach Tots, Suite 3107, Downtown at the Gardens. Call 366-7449 to RSVP. Wednesday, May 25 Q “Break-Up Support Group” 10 a.m. Wednesdays, various locations in Palm Beach Gardens. Sponsored by The Counseling Group, which provides free Christian counseling, classes and support groups; 624-4358. Q Hatchling Tales 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Q Tai Chi for Arthritis 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Burns Road Rec-reation 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 Basic Computer Class Noon to 1:30 p.m. May 25, Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. Free; 881-3330. Q Elementary Story Time 12:30 p.m. May 25, Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park Free; 881-3330. Q American Bocce League and Free Play 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, through May 25, Downtown Park (just south of the Cheesecake Factory), Down-town at the Gardens Centre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Q Mommy & Me Family friendly activities for mommies, daddies and little ones 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month. Next session: May 25, Down-town at the Gardens Carousel Courtyard, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 318-5358. 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 “Haitians of Florida: The Hope & the Future” through May 31, Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, 300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 832-4164. 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 “Celebrating Yourself” Art on Park Studios and Gallery hosts its first juried student art show. Through June 2. Gallery is at 800 Park Ave., Lake Park; 355-0300. Q “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” Through June 19, Palm Beach Dramaworks, 322 Banyan Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $47; 514-4042, Ext. 1. Q “Reconciliation” Sculpture exhibition by Jo Anna Zelano, Through May 31, Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gal-lery, 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 frightening and darkly comic journey with two rogue mercenary soldiers and a vaguely magical Afghani cab driver who has a penchant for Led Zeppelin. Through June 5, Florida Stage, Kravis Centers Rinker Playhouse, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: $40-$50; 585-3433. 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, veterinary instru-ments, a worksheet, and their own sea turtle replica to name and study. Kids take their sea turtles straight and curved mea-surements with a measuring tape and cali-pers. Based on the measurements, Dr. Log-ger 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 rehabilitation. Then, the group tags their turtles with a unique number and mimics a successful 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 Exhibition,Ž through May 26. The Art of Association,Ž May 28-June 9. Opening reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 3. 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. Sat-urdays and Sundays. Cost: Members free, $10 non-members ages 12 and up. Free admission Saturdays, excludes golf exhibi-tions; 746-3101 or Q Norton Museum of Art From A to Z: 26 Great Photographs from the Norton Collection,Ž through June 19; Eter-nal 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. Admission: $12 adults, $5 visitors 13-21; free for members and children under 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. second Thursday of the month. Closed Mondays and major holidays; 832-5196. Q Society of the Four Arts 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. Q The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus Collective Synergy,Ž juried exhibition by members of the Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association, through Sept. 2, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Free; 207-5015.


(800) 382-7941 • (239) 649-5800 1221 Fifth Avenue South • NaplesNaples Downtown Waterfront Boutique Make a Memory Package for $425Florida Residence Discount $399.98 2 Nights Accommodations in Luxury Bay View Room Sunset Cruise or Naples Trolley Tour for 2 people $50 Credit at Bambu Tropical Grille Extended 2pm late check outBased on double occupancy. Not valid on holidays and based o n availability. Does not include taxes or gratuities. Expires October 31. FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 A27 Thank goodness its funny.BridesmaidsŽ is too long, one-dimensional, predictable and poorly told. But its a comedy, and its consistently funny, which means almost all is forgiven. Funny how the healing power of laugh-ter works. A de facto version of The HangoverŽ for women, the cast is a mishmash of Saturday Night LiveŽ and The OfficeŽ alum, highlighted by Kristen Wiig as the central character, Annie. Shes a mess. She thinks Ted (Jon Hamm) is going to commit to her, even though he tells her he only wants sex. She has no self-respect, is broke, hates her job and worse, is a terrible maid of honor for lifelong best friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph). And because shes so insecure, shes worried about losing Lil-lians best friendship to the pretty and ultra-perfect Helen (Rose Byrne), who clearly has her eyes on maid-of-honor honors. Rounding out the eclectic group of bridesmaids are Rita (Wendy McLen-don-Covey), whos miserably married with three bratty kids; newly married Becca (Ellie Kemper), whos still woe-fully nave; and Megan (Melissa McCa-rthy), whos large and unrefined and gets the biggest laughs. Director Paul Feigs film doesnt hold together well, as the script by Ms. Wiig and Annie Mumolo is really just a series of sketches putting the women in uncom-fortable situations. As a result, many scenes run far too long, to the point where 15-20 minutes of the two-hour plus movie should have been trimmed for pacing. For example, the engagement party: Annie and Helen give speeches profess-ing their affection for Lillian, but each keeps going up after the other finishes to try to top whats just been said. The first two times it happens, its funny. By the fifth time, shut up already. Also too long are the scene on the plane to Vegas, Annie trying to get Officer Rhodes (Chris ODowd) attention toward the end of the film and numerous other moments. And Annies two Brit-ish roommates, Brynn (Rebel Wilson) and Gil (Matt Lucas), serve no purpose whatsoever and should have been cut from the film. Thankfully, even though scenes run long, almost all provide solid laughs, thanks largely to Ms. Wiig, who emerges here as a legitimate leading comedienne. Annie is pathetic, sure, but Ms. Wiig also makes her sympathetic, and does so in a way thats constantly amusing. That said, she also gets a lot of help from the supporting cast, particularly Ms. McCarthy, whose Megan owns her hefty size and sexuality. Not surprisingly, with the exception of Officer Rhodes, the guys here are essentially non-factors, which is fair considering how many male-oriented raunchy comedies weve seen the last few years. Its about time women got their turn. Too bad producer Judd Apatow (Knocked UpŽ) couldnt help them find a more cohesive story to tell. Although BridesmaidsŽ fails on a number of levels, its also that rarity that succeeds on the most important level to which it aspires: Its darn funny. Q Everything Must Go +++ (Will Ferrell, Michael Pena, Rebecca Hall) An alcoholic (Mr. Ferrell) loses his job, wife and home in the span of a few hours, forcing him to live on his front lawn. Youd think the premise would make for a laugh-out-loud Will Ferrell comedy, but this is really a thoughtful drama with brief comedic interludes. Credit to Mr. Ferrell for giving a real performance rather than acting like an idiot as he usually does. Rated R. Water For Elephants +++ (Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz) A veterinary school dropout (Mr. Pattinson) joins a travel-ing circus and falls in love with the star attrac-tion/boss (Mr. Waltz) wife, Marlena (Ms. With-erspoon). Its a bit long, but its a strong drama thats nicely acted „ which we expect from Oscar winners Ms. Witherspoon and Mr. Waltz, but are pleasantly surprised to get from Mr. Pattinson (TwilightŽ). Rated PG-13. Q LATEST FILMS CAPSULES ‘Bridesmaids’ REVIEWED BY DAN ............ ++ Is it worth $10? Yes >> Two-time Oscar nominee Jill Clay-burgh plays Annie’s mom. Ms. Clayburgh died in November 2010 after a 21-year battle with chronic leukemia. in the know dan HUDAK O

PAGE 27 FLORIDA WEEKLYA28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 W SEE ANSWERS, A23 W SEE ANSWERS, A232011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 2011 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved.FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES HOROSCOPES ANIMAL TAILS By Linda Thistle Q TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Just when you thought you had everything planned to the smallest detail, you get some news that could unsettle things. But a timely expla-nation helps put it all back on track. Q GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) H ome and w ork continue to compete for your attention. But you handle it well by giving each its proper due. Someone you trust offers valuable advice. Listen to it. Q CANCER (June 21 to July 22) U nset tling news creates a difficult but not impossible situation. Con-tinue to follow your planned rou-tine, but keep your mind open to a possible change down the line. Q LEO (July 23 to August 22) Lick y our w ounded pride if you like, but its a better idea to find out why your suggestions were rejected. What you learn could help you deal with an upcoming situation. Q VIRGO (August 23 to Sept ember 2 2) Feeling a bit listless? No wonder. You might be pushing too hard to finish everything on your to-do list. Cutting it down could help get your energy levels up. Q LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Taking time out of your busy schedule might be the best way to handle that sensitive private mat-ter. It will help reassure everyone involved about your priorities. Q SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Insist on full disclosure by all parties before agreeing to be part of a great deal.Ž What you learn should help you decide whether to go with it or not. Q SAGITTARIUS (November 2 2 t o December 21) Your decision to protect the secret that was entrusted to you might irk some people. But it also wins you the admiration of those who value trust and loyalty. Q CAPRICORN (December 22 t o J anuary 19) Creative activities take on a practical approach as you realize you might be able to mar-ket your work. Ask for advice from someone experienced in this area. Q AQUARIUS (January 20 to F ebruary 18) If youre suddenly a bit unsure about your decision, ask trusted colleagues and/or friends or family members for suggestions that could help resolve your doubts. Q PISCES (February 19 to Mar ch 20) A workplace situation could get stormy. But stay on course until theres a solution that meets with everyones approval, and things can finally calm down. Q ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although y ou would prefer to move forward at a steady pace, it might be a good idea to stop and reassess your plans. You could find a good reason to make a change at this time. Q BORN THIS WEEK: Y ou keep an open mind on most matters, mak-ing you the confidante of choice for people who need your honest counsel. + Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. + Moderate ++ Challenging +++ ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: POSITION AVAILABLE CETUSA SEEKS experienced high school student program manager. Please call Lisa at 888-238-8721. The Council for Educational Travel, USA POSITION AVAILABLE


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A29 1. Luminaria2. Cancer survivors Jill and Bev3. Survivor lap4. Team Its 5 oclock somewhereŽ5. MissŽ Relay winner6. Holly Team7. Girl Scouts team American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Tequesta Downtown in Bloom at Downtown at the GardensFLORIDA 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@” PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7. CO C 1 5 2 6 3 7 4 Alex CastroJenna Russo and Erich Henke Angela Brooks and Susan DapraJosh Carson and Katie Boulton Christine DiGiovanni and Dorothy DiPaolaMichelle Sierra and David Sierra George Calas and Claudia CalasStewart Auville, Kendall Rumsey and Suzanne Neve


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OVER 35 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 19-25, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A31 Sara’s Kitchen>> Hours: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday>> Reservations: No >> Credit cards: Major cards accepted (except for American Express)>> Price range: Breakfasts, $2.99-$8.99; salads, $4.29-$8.99; sandwiches, $4.99-$8.99; burgers, $5.99-$9.99; entrees, $7.99-$9.49>> Beverages: Coffee, tea, sodas >> Seating: Bistro chairs and tables inside, a few tables/chairs outside>> Specialties of the house: Omelettes, burgers, salads>> Volume: It’s noisy when it’s busy >> Parking: Free lotRatings:Food: +++++ Service: +++++ Atmosphere: +++ 2000 PGA Blvd., Suite A-3140 (at U.S. 1), Palm Beach Gardens; 540-2822 +++++ Superb ++++ Noteworthy +++ Good ++ Fair + Poor in the know O Sometimes, you find the best fare in the most surprising places. One of those surprises is Saras Kitchen.The breakfast and lunch restaurant is unassuming and is tucked into City Center, an office/retail park on U.S. 1 just south of PGA Boulevard. Its surely one of the cleanest looking places in which weve dined. Dcor is minimal „ a few pictures on the wall. Old license plates hang near the entrance to the kitchen. A large figure of a pig stands atop a room divider. Tables are adorned with such condiments as salt and pepper shakers, sweeteners, a bottle of ketchup and a smiling star that bears the tables number. But theres nothing unassuming about the menu, the food or the service. Lets get the service out of the way first. Youll feel fussed over at Saras Kitchen. Its family owned „ Joanne and Angelo Lena run the place with their two sons, Theodore and Chris. And Mr. and Mrs. Lena know a thing or two about running a restaurant: At one time, they owned Grandma Sarahs. Old-timers will remember it being a bastion of comfort food across from Good Samaritan Medical Center, at the corner of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and North Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach. Its comfort service, too.They visit your table. They check on you „ How is that sandwich?Ž What can we get for you?Ž Its a family effort,Ž Mrs. Lena says.And they have continued their legacy of comfort food in Palm Beach Gardens. Their menu is huge and overflows with omelettes, pancakes, sandwiches and sal-ads. The daily specials menu offers pork chops, homemade meatloaf, grilled or blackened dolphin, grilled tilapia and country-fried steak in all its artery-clog-ging glory. Its the perfect place to start the day with breakfast or brunch. Saras serves breakfast all day, and thats what I had for lunch. A Mexican Omelette ($7.99) was a fluffy cheddar-cheese filled wonder. They werent shy about the heat, either. Those eggs also were packed with jalapeos and tomato. It was topped by Saras homemade meaty chili, which was hearty and loaded with flavor in its own right. The omelettes are served with two sides, hashed browns or grits, and your choice of toast or two buttermilk pancakes. My hash browns were crisp and light, and the huge pancakes were fresh and feather-light „ I treated them as dessert. And, talk about comfort, the syrup that accompanied them was warmed. A friend ordered the Ham Cheese Omelette ($7.49). It, too, was fluffy and filled with ham and American cheese. But FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Sara’s Kitchen cooks up quality comfort fareshe ordered toast instead of pancakes. The challah bread was perfectly toasted to a golden brown and was piping hot. The large Greek salad ($8.49) was a monster. The bowl of fresh, mixed greens was tossed with feta, black olives, tomato, red onions, sliced cucumber and green peppers and sprinkled with oregano. It was delicious, but huge. Next time, well order the smaller salad ($5.99). Saras wisely offers smaller portions, too. A lunch special of half a sandwich served with a cup of soup ($6.99) offered a huge scoop of diced white-meat chicken tossed in a light, creamy dressing. The chicken salad was refreshing on a hot day. And that soup, a mushroom barley, was packed with slightly chewy grains in a rich mushroom broth. The tuna salad sandwich ($6.99) also packed an ample scoop of lightly dressed tuna. Both sandwiches were served on that challah, and were accompanied by potato salad, with large chunks of potato, and bits of bell pepper all tossed in a creamy dressing. Another visit, the California Club ($8.99) was a good choice. The sandwich, on mul-tigrain bread, was packed with roasted turkey, avocado, bacon, tomato, leaf lettuce and cheddar. The tangy, slightly sweet slaw served on the side made a good accompaniment. The Turkey Club Bacon Burger ($7.99) sets a new standard for turkey burgers. The inch-thick patty was juicy and packed with flavor. Mr. Lena says he uses only ground white meat for the burgers, which are made with egg, Italian bread crumbs and parsley. The bacon that topped it was scott SIMMONS SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY The interior of Sara’s Kitchen is cheery but minimal, with bistro chairs and tables. SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY The Turkey Club Bacon Burger boasts an inch-thick patty of ground white-meat turkey, herbs and Italian breadcrumbs. Egg holds it together and helps keep it juicy. JAN NORRIS / FLORIDA WEEKLY The California Club, from the specials menu, is stacked with roasted turkey, avocado, bacon, tomato, leaf lettuce and cheddar cheese. t n o s g e f n m e n n f h m w r p d t t w s i s s s b p t c s SCOTTSIMMONS/FLORIDAWEE KLY together and helps keep it juicy. JANNORRIS/FLORIDAWEEKLY e s r f g n e f s t f SCO TT S IMM O N S / FL O RIDA WEEKL Y T a crispy, and the Swiss cheese was perfectly melted. It was a perfect marriage of flavors and textures. Saras doesnt offer desserts, but sometimes, a nice dining experience is sweet enough. Ill call that just desserts. Q


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Gulf Views from Every Unit!(800) 725-2250 OR (239) 472-2275671 East Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FLt'VMMZFRVJQQFEPOFBOEUXPCFE SPPNDPOEPTrDBCMFr8J'JrTDSFF OFEMBOBJT t5FOOJTrTIVFCPBSErIFBUFEQPPMrHVFTUMBVOESZrHBTHSJMMTrCJLFSFOUBMTr POTJUFP DF Summer Discounts Available … Call Today! For more than a century, well-heeled travelers have called South Florida a playground. It reached a heyday in the 1920s, when a flush high society came to winter in the area. Oil and railroad barons competed for land here, building hotels, railways and winter homes. Noted bon vivant and South Florida architect Addison Mizner put his stamp on Boca Raton as the designer of the Cloister InnŽ „ now the Boca Raton Resort and Club. Its Spanish Colonial and Mediterranean revival styles are synonymous with Palm Beach County. Designed to be the most architecturally beautiful playground,Ž the inn opened in 1926 with 100 rooms, and a price that raised eyebrows even among haute society, who nonetheless flocked to be one of the hotels guests. Mizner himself took up residence in one of the suites, with his pet monkey named Johnnie Brown. (Now, pets weighing under 25 pounds are allowed to stay in the Bungalows; some rules apply.) Sold several times over the years, and used during World War II as a military barracks, the hotel has under-gone dramatic changes and renovation, yet has kept the buildings architectural details that made it so special. Today, the Resort is a one-stop vacation, giving guests a taste of that history while serving all their needs in a luxury fashion. It comes at a price for winter birds, but summer to early fall is the time locals can take advantage of special rates. Rooms start at $179 a night; and packages like the Uniquely Boca package include extras such as parking, breakfast, discounts for a number of resort activities, and the real bonus „ a 2 p.m. checkout. Secluded on its 356 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway, the resort has enough activities available for kids and grownups to keep everyone happy on site. A big draw is the renowned Spa Palazzo. Awarded four stars from the Forbes (formerly Mobil) Travel Guide, the spa was built to replicate Spains Alhambra Palace. Vaulted ceilings and intricate mosaics surround the spas main pool that takes relaxation underwater with piped-in music. Tranquility gardens, a meditation area, and sunning terraces are options to sooth the psyche and unplug. Couples, bridal parties or travelers seeking hands-on stress relief can take advantage of the 44-room treat-ment area for massages, facials or the signature Ritual Bath. For active guests, the resort has two 18-hole championship courses, ranked among the top 75 in the country by Golf Digest. It has its own respected tennis program, a 32-slip marina for boaters, seven pools and three fit-ness centers as well as a private beach. Families with kids in tow have a number of options to keep the youngsters occupied. Camp Boca, split into two age groups (3-5 and 6-12), has fulland half-day schedules of games, crafts, eduStyle and elegance >> Boca Raton Resort and Club; 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton; 888-543-1277 or, 2011 staycations boca raton resort & clubb2 COURTESY PHOTOBY JAN NORRISjnorris@”


b3 cational field trips and other activities every day, year round. They also can get in on pro golf and tennis clinics aimed at juniors. Accommodations are as varied as the activities, with rooms and suites in the original area, called the Cloister, updated with all modern luxuries. Some have ter-races and parlors for entertaining guests overlooking the gardens. In the Tower, over-sized rooms have views of the ocean or golf course; a couple of the suites have full kitchens and dining rooms for eating in. Rooms and suites in the Yacht Club overlook the marina and waterway. Dock-side terraces and balconies offer options for waterfront entertaining or relaxing. Two other options offer rooms and bungalows away from the main hotel. Boca Bungalows are set along the golf course, offering seclusion and more home-like features, such as a full kitchen. A separate concierge is on hand for those staying in the bungalows, with a free frequent shuttle that delivers guests to other resort areas. Two bedrooms make the bungalows family-friendly. For beach lovers, the Beach Club would be the rooms of choice. This property recently underwent a multimillion-dollar makeover, changing the lobby entrance to an artful display of sculpture and archi-tectural details invoking the ocean. Lanai rooms and suites in the Beach Club have floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to terraces surrounding one of three pools, with the half-mile private beach just beyond. Up above is the Sky Deck, with balcony rooms giving guests pelican-level views of the Atlantic. A water taxi and a land shuttle are available to ferry guests to the main resort on a frequent basis. Restaurants range from the hip Seagrille in the Beach Club, serving fresh-catch seafoods, many local, with a large list of wines by the glass, to the romantic Cielo, fine dining in the top of the Tower with a view of the city lights. 501 East is the casual restaurant in the resort, and the Beaches Caf at the Beach Club dishes up burgers and sandwiches and a large craft beer list for the pool and cabana crowds. Best spot for a drink before dinner is the Ocean Bar, overlooking the water in the Beach Club. Though the resort is all inclusive, its set near the revitalized shopping and entertainment plazas along Federal High-way. Plenty of restaurant choices „ Maxs Grille, Racks 42, Sapori and ZED 451 among them „ offer casual dining on all levels. Unique shops like Les Bijoux, with fashion jewelry, Vicki Soble Couture for evening wear, and the Z Gallerie for unusual furniture and home goods are gathered in Mizner Park and Royal Palm Place. Nearby also is the Boca Museum of Art, and concerts are scheduled through-out the summer in the recently revamped Mizner Amphitheater. Along State Road A1A (Ocean Boulevard) is the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, where summer programs teach kids and adults about the coastal eco-system and give visitors a chance to see some of the area wildlife and sea creatures up close. Snorkelers find plenty to see on the artifi-cial reef off the parks shore, as well. A number of weddings and parties are held at the Resort during the summer, so for best rates and dates, those in the know book ahead of time. The packages and specials are listed on the Resorts web site. Q ££7>ivœˆiU>'i™""U"™‡"n‡™™™ 6ˆˆ'œˆi>/>œœ`}iVœ“ Beautiful Romantic Captivating œœŽˆ}vœ>iViˆœ> “i>ˆ…œ`œˆ`>V…>“ /…iœœŽœv'…i…> …i/>œœ`}iœ*ˆi>` nœ“iLLœ>œV>vœLi>'ˆv' 'i>`>œiˆ}…iV>it For restaurant reservations call 239-283-2517 Open Daily: 11:30am 9pm Let GreenLinks Golf Villas at Lely Resort be your home away from home in Naples! • Walk to the golf course. • Play tennis or relax at the resort pool. • Visit fabulous Fifth Avenue for shopping or dining. • Kayak in the Everglades. • Sink your teeth into “The Summer of Sharks” at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center.It’s all within reach at GreenLinks! Take a trip across the Alley and spend a few days with us! Call Samantha at (239) 732-9920 or Staycation in Naples!


WITH EVERYTHING YOU WANT IN SHOPPING, DINING AND entertainment within walking distance, the downtown Delray Beach area might just be the answer for a staycation. In mid-June, longtime restaurateur Dennis Max will open his first new venture in a decade. Maxs Harvest will go into Delray Beachs Pineapple Grove „ just one part of the thriving downtown along Atlantic Avenue. Max said what he likes about Delray is the neighborhood feel the area has „ with a more relaxed crowd than Boca Raton, where his Maxs Grille just celebrated 20 years. Its that small-town in a bigger-city feel that attracts many to the once-sleepy beachside city where the Bare-foot Mailman once delivered his posts on foot, via the beach. A pavilion still stands at Ocean Boulevard where once winter visitors came to gamble at the citys casino and swim in the salt-water pool. Day or night, the Avenue, as its called, hums with foot and auto traffic thats still only two lanes, with street parking „ and no meters „ available. Despite all the new construction projects all around, including condos in Pineapple Grove and near the Ten-nis Center or around Old School Square, the towns long-timers survive well. Locals and visitors alike are coming to dine and shop, or hang out with friends „ maybe at the Green Owl, a diner in business since the 70s that and still serves up banana pancakes and tuna sandwiches to the politicos and city wags. Its packed on weekends, when even the sidewalk tables are on a wait. Not far away is Mercer Wenzel, a family-owned department store rooted in the 50s, and near that is Hands, the stationery and office supply shop thats out-fitted office workers and school kids with their supplies since 1934. Buy shoes at Vince Canning or have them repaired at Georges Shoe Repair. The Cornell Museum is housed in Old School Square, the site of Delrays old schoolhouse, and across the street is Docs Ice Cream, where residents have been getting their cold, creamy licks for decades. Sprinkled among eye doctor offices, old furniture stores, newsstands, and trouser shops that have served more than two generations of the town are the newcomers „ The Office, a gastro pub with a reputation for great burgers; Scuola Vecchia, an Old World style pizzeria, and Deck 84, a new casual waterfront American bar and grill. Oyster bars, sushi restaurants, a British pub, a new steakhouse (Prime), bakeries and numerous pizza par-lors are woven in. Murder on the Beach is the kitschy mystery-book shop; Snappy Turtle sells clothing, accessories and giftware with a tropical theme. For vintage wear, theres Kismet Recycled Vintage and Designer Clothing in Pineapple Gr ove, or Second Time Around on Fourth Avenue. Beachfront dining includes hangout, Bostons on the Beach (wear your Red Sox apparel), and Caffe Luna Rosa, an indoor-outdoor Italian eatery thats open morn-ing to night. As for places to stay in the heart of the district, there are several choices. The Sundy House is just that „ a house, or rather estate, turned inn. The old mayors homestead, now on the National Register of Historic Places, was transformed into a boutique inn with 11 rooms, each with its own dcor. Set among the lush tropRelax in downtown >> Sundy House, 106 Swinton Ave., Delray Beach; (561) 272-5678 or >> The Colony Hotel and Cabana Club, 525 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; (561) 276-4123 or orida/ delray beach2011 staycations b4 COURTESY PHOTOVisitors to The Colony Hotel and Cabana Club, a historic landmark property along Atlantic Avenue in Delray, can lounge by the Cabana Club’s pool with the Atlantic steps away.BY JAN NORRISjnorris@”


Call to Book: 1.800.824.0476 or Book Online: West Wind Inn. . an award winning resort on Sanibel Island . Located Gulffront on Sanibel Island where you can enj oy the cool seabreeze from your room, the pooldeck or right down on the beach!At the West Wind Inn you will enjoy an island retreat and leave refreshed.Dine at our on-site restaurant: Normandie Seaside Pub, of fering full breakfast and lunch. Or get a drink & dine poolside at The Upper Deck. • Five Room types• Connecting Rooms• Free Wi-Fi Access• TV’s with DVD players• In-Room Safes (No charge)• Daily Newspapers Service• Coffee Service• Daily Maid Service• Balconies/Terraces• Sorry, No Pets Allowed• Fully Equipped Kitchenettes • And Much More! b5 ical botanical gardens on the grounds, its also noted for the restaurant that serves a romantic Sunday brunch. A free Sundy nightsŽ package (stay two nights, get one free) is one of several available here. Visitors to the Colony and Cabana Club, another historic landmark property along Atlantic Avenue, can choose from a number of uniquely designed rooms based on Old Florida themes with new Florida amenities. The hotel is one of the first to go greenŽ and prides itself on environmentally friendly practices. Packages include a pet summer special that includes a Waggs to Riches groom-ing session „ but no dogs can book alone „ the hotels note says canines must be accompanied by a human companion.Ž If youre dog-free, check out the Yoga special, with daily yoga classes in the lobby. The Cabana Club gives hotel guests private beach access with a pool set ocean-side, and cabanas, of course, avail-able for a day-at-the-beach use. Tucked away on a side street within blocks of the beach is Cranes Beach-House and Tiki Bar, with 27 rooms and suites all decorated in different tropical, Key-West type themes. Two poolside tiki bars offer up mojitos and pina coladas, among other drinks, to thirsty sunbathers; the lush gardens with water elements and outdoor artwork give the small hotel a mini-resort-like feel. Special staycationŽ rates apply for summer „ with 20 percent off rooms and suites that can accommodate families „ and their pets. Those wanting a bigger, mainstream resort can check out the Marriott on State Road A1A, facing the ocean. With everything a large resort offers, including a spa, room choices varying from luxury suites to standard rooms, a business center for the poor saps who must take working vacations, to a fitness center, it accommodates all types of trav-elers. Spa packages and others „ includ-ing a $50 gas credit for staying two nights, are available here. Q >> Crane’s BeachHouse and Tiki Bar, 82 Gleason St., Delray Beach; (561) 278-1700 or >> Marriott Delray Beach, 10 N. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach; (561) 278-8111 or PHOTOPets are welcome to visit and sun with their masters at Crane’s BeachHouse in Delray Beach.


DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACH HAS REDISCOVERED ITS HIP vibe. The area seemed on the brink of a renaissance a decade ago, but that was thwarted by years of road con-struction that led to businesses closing or moving. And the opening of CityPlace, at the south edge of downtown, threatened to draw traffic away from West Palm Beachs historic core. All that has changed.CityPlace is now a retail hub for the downtown area, and Clematis Street has evolved into a happening night spot. The Palm Beach County Convention Center is nearby, as is the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The Norton Museum of Art is within easy biking dis-tance, and the town of Palm Beach, with attractions such as the Flagler Museum, the Society of the Four Arts and tony Worth Avenue, is a few minutes drive or bike ride away. Its a very walkable area. And if you dont feel like hoofing the five or so blocks from CityPlace to Clematis and back, a trolley service ( runs 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays through Wednesdays and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. It also can be a fun place to stay.Prefer something tranquil?Grandview Gardens, tucked into the Grandview Heights neighborhood just south of Okeechobee Boule-vard, is an oasis away from home. The 1925 Mediterranean-style home has been expanded to become a bed and breakfast inn with five individ-ual guest suites, each with its own entrance and terrace, a swimming pool and large sunbathing deck. Bikes are available for guests to use. Owners Rick Rose, Peter Emmerich and Jan Weimar have years of experience running hotels throughout the United States and Europe, and say they have attracted a growing crowd of Germans eager to relax in the sun. Shoulder season rates (April to June) start at $149 per night, $165 on weekends. Breakfast there is served buffet-style and includes cereal, yogurt, cheeses and fresh fruit. Weekends, they serve bacon or sausage and egg dishes made to order. Want to bring your dog? Grandview Gardens has two pet-friendly rooms, or you can check that pooch into the luxury kennel VIP „ Very Important Paws, which is two blocks east of the B&B. Grandview Gardens also is easy walking distance to one of the hippest restaurants in the area, Dolce De Palma ( Chef Anthony De Palma grew up in Boston, but studied in Italy, where he learned food preparation from the beginning „ even slaughtering his own pigs „ to such sweet endings as his house-made gelati. And its all served in a place at the edge of an industrial park thats more evocative of Soho than South Florida. Feel like being in the heart of things?Then check out the Palm Beach Hibiscus bed and breakfast. Palm Beach Hibiscus is in a converted early 20th-century bungalow just north of CityPlace. Valerie Harper stayed there a couple of years ago when she appeared as Tallulah Bankhead at a theater on Clematis Street that is soon to become home to Palm Beach Dramaworks. Rates start at around $140 per night.It offers eight guest rooms plus a tiki bar. Palm Beach Hibiscus serves a two-course breakfast „ fresh fruit bowls and the like, plus such hot items as eggs Benedict and pancakes. Palm Beach Hibiscus is an easy walk to Clematis Street, where you enjoy the hipster vibe of The Lounge, or take in an alternative music concert at Respectable Street ( The 500 block of Clematis Street also is home to a popular Irish club, OSheas, and Cuban-infused Cabana West Palm (www. The street leads to the new city library and Waterfront Commons beyond, with its meandering pathways and vistas of the Intracoastal Waterway. Want a hipster vibe? Then Hotel Biba, on Belvedere Road between South Dixie Highway and South Olive Avenue, may be the perfect place. The hotel underwent a transformation from flophouse to fabulous about a decade ago. Biba Bar regularly attracts a crowd of twentyand thirtysomethings who want a night out on the town. The hotel may remind you of the bungalows of a bygone era. Rooms surround a large pool. The rooms have a decidedly midcentury feel, with streamlined fur-niture and vibrant pops of color. Rates start at around $89 a night; ask about Florida resident specials. Biba is near the Norton Museum, the Kravis Center and CityPlace, and is less than a mile from West Palm Beachs famed Antique Row. Its possible to shop, have lunch, relax at the hotel, then shop some more. Diners should check out the pan-Asian fare of Joy Noodles & Rice ( a few blocks north, or the funky cuisine of Rhythm Caf (, a few blocks south. Belle & Maxwells, long a popular lunch spot at Antique Row, is now open for dinner. Also worth checking out: City Diner, where the likes of George Hamilton and Steven Tyler have been seen at lunch or dinner. Stars. Theater. Museums. Cool places to stay, and fun places to eat. Sounds like downtown West Palm Beach has become decidedly uptown. Q „ Scott SimmonsHip and happening >> Grandview Gardens Bed & Breakfast; 1608 Lake Ave., West Palm Beach; (561) 833-9023 or >> Palm Beach Hibiscus; 213 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; (561) 833-8171 or >> Hotel Biba; 320 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach; (561) 832-0094 or www.hotelbiba.comdowntown west palm beach2011 staycations d6 COURTESY PHOTOGrandview Gardens Pool: Grandview Gardens Bed and Breakfast was created from a 1925 Mediterranean-style home just south of West Palm Beach’s downtown core. It has five guest rooms and a pool. Each of Grandview Gardens’ rooms is individually decorate d. Hotel Biba offers rooms with a decidedly midcentury vibe.


LOOKING FOR A BEACH AND NATURE RETREAT? STRADDLING TWO counties, Hutchinson Island is a 21-mile-long barrier island with beaches galore. It abuts one of the most important coastal estuaries in the state, the Indian River Lagoon, home to scores of wildlife species and marine life. As part of the Atlantic Flyway, its a birders paradise, with year-round birdwatching and plenty of sightings of water, marsh and brush birds. Its here youll have a chance to be hands-on with sea creatures a marine nature center. The Florida Oceano-graphic Coastal Center sits on 57 acres and is the site of research and education programs that benefit the fragile coastal ecosystem around the Indian River Lagoon. Center volunteers can help impact the environment in several seasonal programs. The FOCC is currently working to re-grow oyster beds lost to fresh-water discharges in the coastal estuaries. Guides for exhibits, sea turtle program presenters and trail tours are needed on an ongoing basis. Visitors who merely want to learn can get in on their nighttime sea turtle walks, held throughout the summer. A lecture and visit to the beach to watch for nesting logger-head turtles takes place at night, led by turtle guides. Kids can get in on the summer camp programs held throughout mid-August; see their web site ( Those curious about nuclear energy can stop in at the St. Lucie Nuclear Energy Plant. A number of interactive exhibits are at the center, where manatees also can be seen nearby in the river. They also have a turtle exhibit and sponsor turtle walks during summer nights led from the Energy Encounter center at the plant. Fishing is a high sport on the island, with a number of side roads and pull-offs to set out a line, either from the bank or by wading out into the lagoon. Drift or charter fish-ing trips can be booked at either the north or south ends of the island at the marinas. There also are sightseeing boats and boat rentals to create your own water excursion. Where to stay? At its south end sits Sewalls Point, near the St. Lucie Inlet. Heres where the Hutchinson Island Marriott reigns as resort king. Its the former Indian River Plantation, set on 200 acres, with its own 18-hole golf course, a marina and plenty of beaches. Sandpiper Beach Villas are directly beachfront, with a casual feel and beach-house amenities; special weekend and longer stays are offered throughout the summer. Its family-oriented, with plenty of activities for adults and kids. From the resort, you can take bikes and ride the island, or rent kayaks to explore the lagoon. The nearby Bathtub Reef Park affords snorkelers a look at reefs made by tubeworms. Rocks on the reef break the surf, making the shore safe for little ones. Tennis courts „ 13 of them, and volleyball courts are set up for guests at the resort. On Thursdays, its family movie night. The resort will arrange for parasailing, wave run-ners, and boat rentals from the property as well. Summer rates give Florida residents and anglers a break „ rates start at around $130; fishing packages that include a 5to 7-hour charter on the Lady Stuart 1 start at $199. Golfers also can get in on a deal „ unlimited golf with rates from $169. If a resort is too big, consider the Mellon Patch Inn Bed and Breakfast on the north end of the island. The Key West-style cottages, in cheery colors, are individually decorated and start at $119 a night. The inn features wi-fi in common areas, and several different room arrangements to accommodate families or couples. Some have balconies „ and all include breakfast. Parties and weddings are coordinated and catered in-house for a one-stop event vacation „ theres even a notary on the premises if you want to go bare bones and get hitched on the beach at sunset in your bathing suit. Diners on the island have dozens of choices for casual fare and bars along the island, or they can choose to hit Zagats top rated restaurant in the area, 11 Maple Street in Jensen Beach. Farm-to-table cuisine is presented by Mike and Margie Perrin, long-time chef-owners. A number of casual seafood waterfront restaurants are around as well, including Finz, Conchy Joes, Scalawags and others. On the Fort Pierce end, find the tiki hut at the marina, or go downtown to S&S Takeout on Depot Drive, where organic and local foods are served in a small caf and take-out setting. The islands more laid-back than many areas, but coming from the frenzy of the metro areas, its a true respite. Q A nature getaway >> Hutchinson Island Marriott, 555 N.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart; (772) 225-3700 or >> The Mellon Patch Inn Bed and Breakfast, 3601 N. A1A, Fort Pierce; (772) 462-6699 or www.themellonpatchinn.comhutchinson island2011 staycations b7 COURTESY PHOTOS BY JAN NORRISjnorris@” Call 877.907.6553 or Visit for Reservations. Unlimited Daily Golf | Daily BreakfastFREE Replay Rounds | And MORE SUMMER ESCAPE & PLAY PER PERSON | PER NIGHT $89* FROM ONLY PGA NATIONAL | RESORT & SPA Palm Beach Gardens | FL 33418*Offer valid May 20 – Sept. 30, 2011. Price is per person per night based on double occupancy. 2 night minimum stay. A $30 cart fee per person applies for the rst round of each day. A surcharge applies to play The Champion. Tax and resort fees are not included. Restrictions apply. See website for details. A Championship Experience


DOWNTOWN LAKE WORTH IS LOW-KEY AND FUNKY. Its the perfect place to while away a morning on the beach, then saunter downtown for lunch and maybe do a little shopping at the some of the boutiques and galleries that line Lake and Lucerne avenues, the main east-west streets. Then its time to relax, maybe hit the beach again, get dressed and head back downtown for a show at the Lake Worth Playhouse ( Critics call it community theater done well. Or maybe youre in the mood for a concert. The newly reopened Bamboo Room (, attracts nationally known blues acts and Propaganda ( attracts alternative bands from across the country. The town also offers an opportunity to check out quaint bed and breakfasts, or to cross the bridge into the south-ern end of the town of Palm Beach to say at the ber-hip Omphoy or the elegant Four Seasons. Take the bed and breakfasts, each of which is a couple of blocks from the citys downtown core. The Sabal Palm House faces the Intracoastal Waterway and the Lake Worth Municipal Golf Course. The B&B is in a 1936 home that was renovated in 1997 and decorated with antiques and other finery. The home, which has five guest rooms, plus a pair of two-room suites, has high ceilings, oak floors, renovated baths and covered balconies, perfect for enjoying a sum-mers evening. And a summers evening means summer specials.Guests who bring a bag of non-perishable food for Palm Beach Harvest or personal care products can get a third night free, through Nov. 30. Feel like golfing? You can walk to Lake Worths golf course. But Sabal Palm House is offering a Golf on the OceanŽ special in which you can stay four consecutive nights and receive two free rounds of golf on the Palm Beach Par 3 course, which is along the beach. Not staying four nights? The B&B also will arrange tee times and pro-vide discounts on greens fees. Breakfast consists of coffee and tea starting at 7:30 a.m. That is followed by fruit and muffins at 8:30 a.m., and a full gourmet breakfast from 9 to 9:45 a.m. The B&B serves tea and homemade sweets at 3 p.m., and there is a refrigera-tor where guests can help themselves to wine and other beverages. Around the corner from the Sabal Palm House is the Mango Inn Bed and Breakfast. The Mango Inn is housed in a 1915 home that is said to be one of the oldest in Lake Worth. And it lives up to its tropical name, too. Fountains cascade over rocks and a swimming pool beckons. Suites have names like Sea Grape, Allamanda, Bougainvillea, Hibiscus and Orchid. Like the Sabal Palm House, its walking distance to downtown and the beach. And breakfast includes fruit, yogurt, cereals, cheeses, hard-cooked eggs, homemade scones and cinnamon rolls and croissants. There also may be stuffed French toast on the menu. Mango Inn is offering the same special as Sabal Palm House: Stay two nights midweek and bring a bag of food or personal care items to donate and receive a third night free. If you want the luxury resort experience, then the Omphoy and Four Seasons are just across the bridge. The Omphoy, which opened in 2009 in the former Palm Beach Hilton, has gone zen. The design is minimal and chic. Dark woods abound. Its soothing. Each of the rooms in the oceanfront hotel offers ocean or Intracoastal views from picture windows, balconies or terraces. Restaurants offer dramatic ocean views. And if the space seems spa-like, its because the Omphoy is home to Exhale spa, with meditation gardens, massage therapy and exercise classes. For dining, its an easy drive to downtown Lake Worth, or north on A1A to Palm Beach. But many guests will want to linger at one of the Omphoys two restaurants, MB Ter-race and Michelle Bernsteins at The Omphoy. The James Beard Award-winning chef drives up from Miami to check on her restaurants, which serve Caribbeanand Cuban-inspired fare. The hotel also is offering three special packages for summer. In the first, pay for two nights at full rate and receive a third night for free. The second, a bed and breakfast promotion, offers 20 percent off the room rate, plus con-tinental breakfast and a poolside cabana. The hotel also offers a Teachers Thank You promotion in which educa-tors receive 20 percent off the regular room rate plus 20 percent off dining during their stay. Those seeking effortless elegance can check out the Four Seasons Palm Beach. The oceanfront hotel, just north of the Omphoy, is completing a two-year program of improvements, such as redesigned rooms, a new spa and salon and an upgraded pool terrace. Its Restyle Package, offered through July 31, offers $500 Tory Burch gift cards for suites or $100 Tory Burch promo-tion cards for other rooms, a $150 daily spa credit and a complimentary breakfast, with a tw o-night stay. Rates start at around $650. You can enjoy fine dining at The Restaurant, or more casual fare at The Ocean Bistro. Also worth checking: A private dinner for two in a candlelit cabana overlook-ing the ocean. Cost for that is $115 per person for a three-course dinner or $135 per person for a four-course dinner. It, too, is a short drive to downtown Lake Worth to the west and Worth Avenue to the north. Low-key and funky or sophisticated and refined? The Lake Worth area offers opportunities for you to decide. Q A little funk, a little refinement >> The Sabal Palm House Bed and Breakfast; 109 N. Golfview Road, Lake Worth; (561) 582-1090 or (888) 722-2572 or www.sabalpalmh >> The Mango Inn Bed and Breakfast; 128 N. Lakeside Drive, Lake Worth; (561) 533-6900 or >> The Omphoy Ocean Resort; 2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach; (561) 540-6440 or >> The Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach; 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach; (561) 582-2800 or worth2011 staycations b8 Rooms recently have been renovated at the Four Seasons in Palm Beach. ABOVE: The Omphoy Resort was designed to incorporate a zen feeling. RIGHT: The Sabal Palm House, which faces the Intracoastal Waterway, is decorated with antiques and other vintage finery.BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@”


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MAINLANDERS SOMETIMES REFER TO PALM BEACH AS THE center of the universe.Ž Theyre joking, of course, but in many ways they are not too far off. Think about it: The town is a world unto itself.It is an island „ people also refer to it simply as The IslandŽ „ and it has been home to such power brokers as the Kennedy family, Alexander Haig and Donald Trump. Entertainers such as Jimmy Buffett and Rod Stewart have lived there. Its recently spruced Worth Avenue shopping district has been referred to as the Rodeo Drive of the Southeast. It has both grand and inti-mate hotels, perfect for a getaway thats close to home. And summer is the best time to explore. Imagineƒ no lines in restaurants, quiet streets, perfect for strolling. Many of the restaurants will participate in a summer dining deal in which you can order a three-course prix fixe lunch for $20.11. The internationally renowned Caf Boulud typically participates, as do many of the restaurants at The Break-ers. Speaking of The Breakers, the venerable oceanfront resort will offer a range of specials for summer. The 540-room hotel has nine restaurants and five bars. The Tapestry Bar, off the lobby, offers an elegant spot to enjoy happy hour, with discounted cocktails and wine, and half-price appetizers. Feel like shopping? Theres no need to even leave the premises, with all the onsite boutiques, but Worth Avenue is a short drive away. Drive up the entrance at The Breakers and youll feel like youre arriving at a palace. It has won the AAA Five Diamond Award for a reason. Henry Flaglers hotel initially opened in 1896 and burned down in 1925. The current Italian renaissance-style hotel, modeled after the Villa Medici in Rome, was built in 1926, and includes sumptuous tapestries and ceiling murals. But the oceanfront hotel is more than just a splendid building. It also is a resort with two golf courses, a full spa and recently constructed beachfront bungalows. Rooms recently have been renovated. During summers, rates start at $269 a night. That amount probably wont get you a room with a full ocean view, but it will get you a night at The Breakers. For many people, thats enough. Luxury on a grand scale >> The Breakers; One South County Road, Palm Beach ; (888) 273-2537 or >> The Colony;155 Hammon Ave., Pal m Beach.; (561) 655-5430 or the palm beaches2011 staycations b10 COURTESY PHOTOThe Chesterfield offers a boutique experience just north of Worth Avenue.COURTESY PHOTORooms and suites at the Brazilian Court offer an elegant, trop-ical retreat that just a few blocks away from the Atlan-tic Ocean and Worth Avenue.BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” )SLAND/ASISs%NDLESS7HITE3AND"EACHESs2OMANTIC'OURMET$ININGs"EACH FRONT3UITESs3TRESSr2EDUCING(AMMOCKSs3WEEPING 6IEWSSPACIOUSSUITESWITHFULLKITCHENS ANDDININGAREASFORFAMILYMEALSSCREENEDINBEACHFRONTLANAISFORASPECTACULARVIEWFROMEVERYSUITEs7IDEAND'ENTLE3HELLING"EACHs+IDrFRIENDLY2ESORT0OOLSs4HISTLE,ODGE"EACHFRONT2ESTAURANTs#OCONUTS0OOLSIDE"AR'RILLs4ENNIS#OURTS0RO,ESSONS!VAILABLEs#ASA+IDS#LUB 7EST'ULF$R3ANIBEL&,s#ASA9BEL2ESORTCOMs2ESERVATIONSrrs4OLL&RE Err Your kids will love a Casa Ybel Family Escape. Summer Family Special&ROMPERFAMILYPERNIGHT3UNDAYTHROUGH 4HURSDAYORPERNIGHT&RIDAYAND3ATURDAY 0LUSARESTAURANTCREDITANDA COMPLIMENTARY#ASA+IDS#LUBACTIVITY3TAYNOWTHROUGH3EPTTH-INIMUMrNIGHTSTAY2ESERVEYOUR&AMILY%SCAPENOWBYCALLING TOLLFREErrORLOCALrr


FL Resident Specials FROM $119 PER NIGHT Sanibel’s best & broadest shelling beach for as little $119 per night.* Get out of Your Shell...and into Ours. 2 Bed, 2 Bath Gulf-to-Bay Condos 1-800-950-1138 &(VMG%SJWFt4BOJCFM*TMBOE 4 BOJCFM"SNT8FTUDPN'>> The Chester eld; 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach.; (561) 659-5800 or www.chester >> The Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club; 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; (561) 655-7740 or www.braziliancourt.comthe palm beaches2011 staycations b11 Palm Beach also is home to some more intimate accommodations. The Colony Hotel is among them. This year, the 92-room hotel, which has an uppercrust British feel, will offer a summer package marking the 10th anniversary of its Royal Royal Room cabaret series, which has drawn some of the crme de la crme of New Yorks vocal music scene. This summer, the Royal Room will host such artists as Will and Anthony Nunziata, Mary Foster Conklin, Jeff Harnar, Daryl Sher-man and Jay Leonhart and Ariana Savalas. That special, which is $500 for a room, or $700 for a suite, single or double occupancy, will get a Royal Room dinner and show, two nights/three days of accommoda-tions, full English breakfast for two each day and com-plimentary parking, local calls and wireless. Other packages are available, including a Girls Just Want to Have Fun Palm Beach-styleŽ getaway ($495 per night single/quad occupancy in one of the hotels two-bedroom, two-bath villas). That includes a welcome bottle of Champagne and a makeover by Neiman Marcus, which is just up the road on Worth Avenue. If The Chesterfield also has a British feel, its because the hotels parent company is based in England. There is a refined sensibility to the place, which is about three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean and two blocks from Worth Avenue and its shopping and dining. Its intimate, too, with 41 guest rooms and 11 suites.As with The Colony and The Breakers, the Chesterfield is offering a variety of specials, good through Dec.15. For example, book a minimum of two nights and receive continental breakfast, plus a bottle of chilled Champagne, a romantic traditional English afternoon tea for two, executive two-course lunch for two or late checkout (6 p.m.). The Chesterfields Leopard Lounge offers dining with an old world feel, and theres live entertainment as well. Feel like being fussed over? The Chesterfield also offers a traditional English afternoon tea for $20 a person. Or dine outside in the Courtyard. Just up the road is The Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club. The stucco hotel is posh and understated.But it is home to Caf Boulud, owned by celebrity chef Daniel Boulud and run by chef Zach Bell. Frdric Fekkai also has a salon at the hotel, so its possible to stay, dine like royalty and get a makeover without ever leaving your hotel. But youll want to leave to shop along Worth Avenue. Savor a happy hour at Ta-bo „ its a place where Ken-nedys and Windsors alike have stopped. Tiffany, Chanel, Herms and Palm Beachs own Kassatlys are a few min-utes stroll away. And the Brazilian Court is offering incentives to get you to stay. And through Sept. 30, the hotel is offering a one-night stay in a studio and a three-course dinner for two at Caf Boulud starting at $259 per night, Sundays through Thursdays. Dont forget to ask about the Florida resident discount: up to $25 off the daily rate and complimentary valet and nightly parking for a studio or suite with a courtyard view. First-class accommodations. Fine dining. Great shopping. Maybe Palm Beach is the center of the universe after all. Q COURTESY PHOTOTOP: The Colony’s outdoor area is ideal for mingling or drinks with friends, or for a Sunday brunch. ABOVE: The Brazilian Court’s building wraps around the pool.COURTESY PHOTOThe Breakers’ lobby and other public spaces resemble Euro-pean palaces with their vaulted ceilings and elaborate murals.