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DOME HOMES{} ROGER WILLIAMS A2 LINDA LIPSHUTZ A14PETS A6HEALTHY LIVING A14 BUSINESS A19REAL ESTATE A24ARTS B1 EVENTS B6-7 FILM B9 NETWORKING A23PUZZLES B8SOCIETY B16-17 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 Vol. II, No. 9  FREEBurger bingeChef Allen Susser opens a new Burger Bar. B1 X INSIDE NetworkingSee who’s out and about in Palm Beach County. A23 X Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X Frames as artAntique picture frames can be valuable. A21 X Pet of the WeekSmokey and other animals need a home. A6 X A scientist at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter has been awarded $3.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the mode of action and the therapeutic potential of a new compound that blocks a step of HIV replication not targeted by current therapies. Susana Valente, an assistant professor at Scripps Florida, is the principal inves-tigator of the five-year grant. Ms. Valente will lead research into the viral protein known as Tat, a potent activator of HIV gene expression, and a Tat inhibitor that is extremely effective at reducing viral out-put from acutely and chronically infected cells in culture. Most antiretroviral com-pounds only block new infections; a Tat inhibitor can reduce viral replication from cells already infected. Our main goal with this grant is to fully understand the underlying mechanism of this new com-pounds inhibitory strength against Tat,Ž Ms. Valente said, and then to evaluate its therapeutic potential in animal models. If thats successful, the next obvious step would be to optimize it for use in human clinical trials.Ž Despite recent advances, HIV/AIDS continues its deadly global march, affecting more than 35 million individuals world-wide. The virus stubbornly persists in infected subjects despite Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy. This residual vire-mia is the major hurdle for HIV eradica-tion. Ms. Valentes newly identified Tat inhibitor defines a novel class of anti-viral drugs that could potentially inhibit viral production from stable reservoirs and reduce viral persistency during the anti-retroviral therapy. Initially, we thought this compound was targeting another protein, but the data suggested that it was actually an inhibitor of Tat,Ž Ms. Valente said. We soon discov-ered we had a powerful inhibitor of HIV-1 transcription in our hands „ and thats where we are today. This work was made possible by the great ongoing collabora-tion with Professor Phil Baran of Scripps California.Ž Q THREE GEODESIC DOMES REST IN THE MIDDLE of Manalapan. They rest on 2.5 acres. At one end, 211 feet of Intracoastal Waterway. At the other end, 211 feet of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean. No one lives there. No one has lived there since 1978. If the converging triangles of the geodesic domes were anthropo-morphic, they might say, You built me, you left me. You bought me, you seldom visit. Here I stand „ Jupiter scientist gets grant for HIV-blocking compound VALENTE SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ BY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@” oridaweekly.com For $6,725,000, you can have private beaches in Manalapan and your very own ... SEE DOME, A8 X COURTESY PHOTOTOP: Aerial view of Manalapan domes.INSET: The land has 2 waterfronts.

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 561.625.5070THE HEART ATTACK RISK ASSESSMENT ITS FREE.ITS PRICELESS.pbgmc.com/heartscreenings WHY EXPERIENCE MATTERS IN HEART CARE. The more heart emergencies that a team handles „ the more angioplasties and heart surgeries it performs „ the better the outcomes. The better the results. This is a fact. Experience is what it takes to deliver our kind of heart care. This is what it takes to get the job done.The way we do it. Among the grand misperceptions held by many on the North American continent, including 68.7 percent of the current residents of the great state of Florida*, is this one: Florida has only two seasons. Wet and too hot, they say, or warm and too dry. I dont come from Florida, so I hesitate to say too much about it. As a matter of fact, its risky to say anything with natives of anywhere reading what you write about anyplace. But somehow I manage. And somehow my editors let me. And somehow, more or less, we all suffer for my big mouth (they suffer more, I suffer less). I will say this, however: I have personally counted 12 seasons in Florida. And we are now firmly adrift in one of the most beautiful „ the 11th season, the season I call (not fall, not winter, not spring, not summer) the Golden-Moment. Northerners have this season, too, but it comes in October or even in Septem-ber away up there. Or in years when somebody proposes drilling for oil in Rocky Mountain National Park at the top of where I come from, it even comes in August, just out of spite. But never in December. In those distant northern places the Golden-Moment is stunted, like the Rocky Mountain bristlecone pine that grows up near tree-line between about 10,500 and 11,800 feet „ a tree capable of taking root, growing 3 or 4 feet tall, and surviving for 2,435 years (the oldest known specimen in central Colorado). Thats more than two full miles above our own Golden-Moment. In the high Colorado Rockies, a Golden-Moment lasts about 15 min-utes. Then the wind picks up and the world turns gray and dark and as hostile as a deep-freeze nightmare. Clouds with no sense of humor or bluff both above you and below you snow like hell, and if you get caught up there, you better know how to dig a snow cave. When the sun finally punches back through, hours or days later, it explodes off alabaster-white snowfields in a golden light so daz-zling you cant see the world without burning your eyes, except through thick snow goggles. Here, the golden moment lasts about three weeks, or maybe three months, Im not sure which. And its so gentle it can slip past you like the haunting strain of a melody you heard on the next street over in a crowded city. If you live in Florida and you get out of that city to search on a Saturday or Sunday now, youll find our singularly luscious Golden-Moment hanging like ripe citrus over the road, waiting every-where for you. I recommend driving away from the beach and back into the country „ the whole 120-mile-wide swath that some-body, God or Nature, left to dangle off the southeastern tip of the United States like a pizzle without a groin (unless, of course, you think of Georgia as a groin, which many do when the Bulldogs meet the Gators or Seminoles on the gridiron). The golden is everywhere on the Florida peninsula right now. In the wild, its live oaks caught in the lambent light of late afternoon. Its slash pines communing in wind-soaked dreams dancing through sun-light dusted with pollen and ferment. Its the hissing dry-rub of palmettos making love above the restless curl of an eastern diamondback stunned by the daytide „ the tough native flora sharp and inhospitable to any but their own, like some people. But in the country, its the golden harvest „ its tomatoes and onions and strawberries. Its squash and sunflow-ers, its collards and mustard greens, its the ripening glory of Meyer lem-ons or pomelos or tangerines or cala-mondins, all hung like exotic botani-cal jewels from the earths ear. And its all awash in the light of a Golden-Moment. For me, this year, the Golden Moment arrived as a tawny hayfield cut and rolled so clean and dry under a blue-bell sky with cotton that I could only stop, and get out of a car in the middle of the road. Maybe its better to pull off to the side,Ž my wife said kindly. My neighbor, Paul Meloy, Florida born and raised, gave us that hayfield along with the dwindling years 11th season. He knows more about it than I ever will. But whether youre native or not, you can stop and look for it, too „ in a thousand places from Key West to Kissimmee, or Miami to Marco, or from Palm Beach to Punta Gorda. Then youll see it. Youll spot colors so warm you could heat with them: ambers and cinnamons and the aureate spangles of light-fused honey and har-vest. Youll see that long, slow Florida gift I call the 11th season as clearly as the autumn sun. The number of Floridas nearly 19 million residents who dont know their seasons „ cited here at 68.7 percent, or about 13.05 million „ is a figure based on highly intuitive and thoroughly irra-tional guesswork likely to bear no rel-evance whatsoever to the truth. Q COMMENTARY The 11th season COURTESY PHOTO roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 PublisherMichelle Nogamnoga@floridaweekly.comEditor & Circulation Director Betty Wellsbwells@floridaweekly.com Reporters & ColumnistsScott Simmons Athena Ponushis Tim Norris Jan Norris Mary Jane Fine Artis Henderson Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Linda Lipshutz Leslie Lilly Roger Williams Yona MishaninaPhotographersScott B. Smith Rachel Hickey Jose CasadoPrincipal DesignerScott Simmons ssimmons@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersHanna Isotalo Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Nick Bear Hannah Arnone Chris AndruskiewiczCirculationSteve West Shawn Sterling Rachel HickeyAccount ExecutivesBarbara Shafer bshafer@floridaweekly.comPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis pgaddis@floridaweekly.com Jeffrey Cull jcull@floridaweekly.com Jim Dickerson jdickerson@floridaweekly.com Street Address: FLORIDA WEEKLY 11380 Prosperity Farms Road, Suite 103 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 Phone 561.904.6470  Fax: 561.904.6456 Subscriptions:Call 561.904.6470 or visit us on the web at www.floridaweekly.com and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $29.95 in-county$49.95 in-state  $54.95 out-of-state Newt Gingrich racked up between $1.6 million and $1.8 million in payments from Freddie Mac through the years for, the former speaker maintains, essen-tially doing nothing. Its not inconceivable that hes right. Such was the incredible largesse avail-able to the government-sponsored mortgage giant that one or two million dollars over the course of a decade was practically chump change. Gingrich says he didnt lobby for Freddie, and in response to a question about his pay-ments at one of the Republican debates, said he only offered advice to Freddie as a historianŽ that its lending practices were insane. Surely, though, there must have been historians available who were cheaper and had more expertise in the history of foolishly loaning money to poor credit risks. At the very least, Freddie wanted to keep Gingrich on a leash in order to prevent him from blasting it in public. Contra Gingrich, former Freddie offi-cials say they paid him for his advice on its policy initiatives and his insight on how to reach out to conservatives. If Gingrich did chastise his benefactors, Frederick the Greats line about the hes-itant Austrian empress at the partition-ing of Poland in the late-18th century applies: She wept but she took.Ž Gingrich profited from one of the greatest and most damaging Washington scandals of our time. The whole sorry tale is recounted in detail in Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosners mad-dening book Reckless Endangerment.Ž Fannie Mae realized in the early 1990s that it was in the Washington business as much as the mortgage business; it had to preserve at all costs its govern-ment backstop to keep its advantage over other financial institutions. It hired the Washington fixer James Johnson as its CEO, and he perfected the model that allowed Fannie and Freddie to run amok. He hitched Fannie to the fashionable cause of affordable housing knowing that it provided a handy shield against criticism. When anyone pointed out its reckless profiteering, Fannie could reply that it was only bringing the American Dream to poor households, in keep-ing with the wishes of Congress. Fan-nie hired a phalanx of lobbyists and even paid lobbyists simply not to work against it. One bank lobbyist opposed to Fannie is quoted by Morgenson and Rosner complaining: I tried to find academics that would do research on these issues, and Fannie had bought off all the academics in housing. I had people say to me, Are you going to give me stipends for the next 20 years like Fannie will?Ž As Fannie and Freddie kept their regulators and critics at bay, their risky lending practices rippled throughout the mortgage market. When the bust came, taxpayers ponied up more than a hundred billion dollars, in exactly the bailout Fannie and Freddie denied would ever happen. After everything, the two firms still backstop almost nine in 10 new mortgages. The entire noxious episode explains why people are so desperate for Wash-ington outsiders. Newt Gingrich chan-nels that impulse masterfully, but he knows too well whereof he speaks. When the more respectable 21st-centu-ry equivalent of the Watergate burglars came to him with their black bags, Gin-grich took his cut. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. OPINIONNewt’s friend Freddie Cry, the beloved climate The United Nations annual climate summit descended on Durban, South Africa, this week, but not in time to pre-vent the tragic death of Qodeni Ximba. The 17-year-old was one of 10 peo-ple killed in Durban Sunday, the night before the U.N. conference opened. Tor-rential rains pummeled the seaside city of 3.5 million. Seven hundred homes were destroyed by the floods. Ximba was sleeping when the concrete wall next to her collapsed. One woman tried to save a flailing 1-year-old baby whose parents had been crushed by their home. She failed, and the baby died along with both parents. All this, as more than 20,000 politicians, bureau-crats, journalists, scientists and activists made their way to what may be the last chance for the Kyoto Protocol. How might the conference have prevented the deaths? A better question is, How might the massive deluge, which fell on the heels of other deadly storms this month, be linked to human-induced climate change, and what is the gather-ing in Durban doing about it? Durban has received twice the normal amount of rain for November. The trends sug-gest that extreme weather is going to get worse. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a group with thousands of scientists who volunteer their time to provide the world with a clear scien-tific view on the current state of knowl-edge in climate change.Ž The group won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Last week, the IPCC released a summary of its findings, clearly linking changing climate to extreme weather events such as drought, flash floods, hurricanes, heat waves and rising sea levels. The World Meteorological Organization released a summary of its latest findings, noting, to date, that 2011 is the 10th-warmest year on record, that the Arctic sea ice is at its all-time low volume this year, and that 13 of the warmest years on record have occurred in the past 15 years. Which brings us to Durban. This is the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Con-vention on Climate Change, or, simply, COP17. One of the signal achievements of the U.N. process to date is the Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty with enforceable provisions designed to limit greenhouse-gas emissions. In 1997, when Kyoto was adopted, China was considered a poor, developing country, and, as such, had far fewer obligations under Kyoto. Now, the U.S. and others say that China must join the wealthy, developed nations and comply with that set of rules. China refuses. That is one of the major, but by no means the only, stumbling blocks to renewing the Kyoto Protocol (another major problem is that the worlds his-torically largest polluter, the United States, signed Kyoto but did not ratify it in Congress). In Copenhagen in late 2009 (at COP15), President Barack Obama swept in, organized back-door, invite-only meetings and crafted a voluntary „ i.e., unenforceable „ alternative to Kyoto, angering many. COP16 in Can-cun, Mexico, in 2010 heightened the distance from the Kyoto Protocol. The prevailing wisdom in Durban is that this is make-or-break time for the U.N climate process. Exacerbating Obamas failures is the Republican majority in the House of Representatives that largely holds human-made climate change as being either a hoax or simply nonexistent, as do eight of nine Republican presiden-tial candidates. Oil and gas corporations spend tens of millions of dollars annually to promote junk science and climate-change deniers. Their invest-ment has paid off, with an increasing percentage of Americans believing that climate change is not a problem. Coincident with the disappointing U.N. proceedings has been a grow-ing movement for climate justice in the streets. Protests against fossil-fuel dependence, which accelerates global warming, range from the nonviolent direct action against mountaintop-removal coal mining in West Virginia to the arrest of more than 1,200 people at the White House opposing the Key-stone XL tar sands oil pipeline. Which is why Durban, South Africa, is such a fitting place for civil society to challenge the United Nations pro-cess. The continent of Africa is project-ed to experience the impact of climate change more severely than many other locales, and most populations here are less well-equipped to deal with climate disasters, without proper infrastruc-ture or a reserve of wealth to deploy. Yet these are the people who threw off the oppressive yoke of apartheid. South African novelist Alan Paton wrote of apartheid in 1948, the systems first year, anticipating a long fight to overturn it, Cry, the beloved country, these things are not yet at an end.Ž The same determination is growing in the streets of Durban, providing the lead-ership so lacking in the guarded, air-conditioned enclave of COP17. Q „ Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. „ Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!,Ž a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 900 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier.Ž o o I F i i a rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly w M s d o a 1 amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly

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1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter, FL 33458 € www. forpbc.comA WIN-WIN Solution For Our Community You Deserve The Facts. Jupiter Medical Center supports Floridas bioscience strategy. Since Scripps arrived in Palm Beach County, we have strongly supported its mission to serve as an innovative hub for biomedical research … a magnet to attract new industries while also complementing and fostering growth for existing institutions. Our Community Wants Scripps to Succeed.Yet, proponents of the proposed Tenet hospital claim that one of the only ways to realize the bene“ts from your multimillion dollar tax investment into Scripps is by building a for-pro“t hospital on its campus.You Deserve the Facts.The Tenet proposal is not for an academic teaching hospital or a specialty research hospital. According to Tenets of“cial application, the proposed hospital will provide routine medical/surgical services to patients of the immediate area.Ž What does this mean to you? Your healthcare costs could rise and current jobs will be lost because the new hospital would simply be an unnecessary duplication of existing services. There is a Win-Win Solution.Our region boasts 13 hospitals … many world-class facilities that can be utilized TODAY.By partnering with this network, we can continue to conduct life-saving research, provide medical education venues, create new jobs, and advance our effort to become an innovation-based economy.This collaborative model works for many of our best research institutions in Florida and it can work for us.Join Our Effort. Go to www. forpbc.com to “nd out the facts about this proposed project and sign up to learn how you can support a Win-Win Solution for our community through innovation, collaboration and partnerships.By doing so, we can ensure that our investment in Scripps will yield the promised return for our community and our State without jeopardizing the important healthcare resources upon which our community relies. innovation, Collaboration and PartnershipsJUPITER MEDICAL CENTER BOARD of TRUSTEES Chairman J oseph R. Taddeo Vice Chairman S. Barrie Godown, CPA Secretary Ernest L. Cantelmo Treasurer Mark L. Corry, M.D. R. Neill Borland, M.D. Douglas S. Brown Paul J. Chiapparone Jennifer Doss Karen J. Golonka Richard J Katz, Jr. James P. Mullen, M.D. Ann T. Schwartz Jack A. Waterman, D.O. Ch ai rm an Vi ce C ha ir m ma n i ll B or r la nd Do ug la s S. B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B ro wn Pa ul J Ch ia a pp aron e J f D An n T S ch wa rtz Ri ch h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h h a a a ar a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a d J K Ka tz J r J a me s P. M ul l le l n, M .D Ma rk L Co r rr y, M .D R N ll B l d M D Ka re n J J G G G G o ol on ka f o

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Japanese corpora-tions often seem to have a talented son to take over for his father. The main reason for that, according to an August Freako-nomics radio report, is that the family scions usually first recruit an ideal sonŽ and then adopt him, often also encouraging their daughters to marry the men. (Japa-nese adage: You can't choose your sons, but you can choose your sons-in-law.Ž) If the man is already married, sometimes he and his wife will both get adopted. In fact, while 98 percent of U.S. adoptions are of children, 98 percent of Japan's are of adults. Q At an October ceremony in the Satara district in India's Maharashtra state, 285 girls were allowed to change their names, as each of them had originally been named the Hindi word Nakusa,Ž which translates to unwantedŽ (expressing their parents' disappointment at not having had a son). In Satara, only 881 girls are born for every 1,000 boys, reportedly the result of abor-tion, given the expense of raising a girl (whose family is expected to pay for any wedding and give a dowry to the groom's family). Q Swedish Judges Get Tough: (1) A court dismissed charges against two 20-year-old men in October, accused of having bared a passed-out, 18-year-old woman's breasts at a party and taken photographs. Since the woman was not awareŽ that she was being molested, the act was not a crime, ruled the Stockholm District Court. (2) Also in October, the Falun District Court in central Sweden convicted 23 women of possession of large quantitiesŽ of child pornography, but gave them suspended sentences, mere-ly fining them in amounts as low as the equivalent of $375. Their male ringleaderŽ was sentenced to one year in prison. Q Dubai is a city of towering, architecturally brilliant skyscrapers, but since all were built only in the last several decades, the city's central sewer system has not been able to keep up. Consequently, reported NPR's Fresh AirŽ in November, only a few are hooked up to the municipal system, and the remainder must hire fleets of tanker trucks to carry away the waste water. The trucks then must queue up, sometimes for 24 hours at a time, to dispose of it at treat-ment plants. Q Least-competent criminalA lawyer's first rule of cross-examination is to never ask a question you don't already know the answer to, but criminal defendants who act as their own lawyers typically do not get that memo. Philome Cesar, charged with about 25 robberies in the Allentown, Pa., area, began questioning his alleged victims at his trial in November. Please describe, he asked the first, what the robber sounded like. Answered victim Daryl Evans, He sounded like you.Ž After Cesar asked a second victim the same question and received the same answer, he decided to stop cross-examining the victims. (He was convicted of 19 counts.) Q Latest religious messagesQ Factory worker Billy Hyatt, who was fired in 2009 by north Georgia plastics com-pany Pliant Corp., filed a lawsuit in August alleging illegal religious discrimination. Pli-ant (now called Berry Plastics) required its employees to wear stickers indicating the number of consecutive accident-free days, and March 12, 2009, was the 666th day. When Hyatt refused to wear the mark of the beastŽ (embracing that number, he thought, would condemn him to hell), he was suspended and then fired. Q The International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Mo., recently celebrated 12 con-secutive years of around-the-clock musical praying, which Pastor Mike Bickle and his evangelical congregation believe is neces-sary to fight the devil's continuous infiltra-tion of the realms of power in society (busi-ness, media, government, etc.). To keep the music going,Ž according to an October Los Angeles Times dispatch, the church has 25 bands playing throughout the week in two-hour sets,Ž divided between devotionalŽ music and intercessions,Ž in which God is petitioned to help some cause or place. Bickle claims that there are thousandsŽ of 24/7 prayer groups in the world. Q Israelis lately experience attacks not just from the outside but from its own ultra-Orthodox communities (about 10 percent of the country, and growing), whose activ-ists have jeered and stoned immodestlyŽ dressed women and girls (as young as 6) on the street, defaced women's images on billboards, forced illegal gender segrega-tion in public facilities (including buses and sidewalks), and vandalized businesses that treat women as equals (such as one ice cream shop „ since female customers lick the cones in public). An especially vio-lent minority, the Sikrikim, employ some tactics reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan in America. Q Questionable judgmentsEach August in Urakawa, Japan, a hallucination and delusion competitionŽ takes place among visiting alcoholics and sufferers of mental disorders, who in prin-ciple are helped by bonding with fellow patients and revealing their failures and successes. The Bethel Festival, named for its sponsor, brings about 600 peo-ple together for on-stage presentations (sometimes in the form of song or dance) and awards a grand prize to a standout visitor (one year, to a woman who lived for four days in a public restroom after a voice in her head told her to, and in another year, to a man who had overcome a 35-year stretch of never straying more than two yards from his mother). (Some mental-disorder professionals believe the festival is too-easily mocble by insensitive outsiders.) Q NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 „ invulnerable to hurricanes, intriguing to hippies „ an art abandoned, a home alone.Ž The domes began with one mans dream that turned to disappointment. The property became another mans va-cation home. Now, its listed for sale at $6,750,000. Unfortunately, whoever buys it, will most likely tear it down,Ž said Carla Christenson, Fite & Shavell broker as-sociate, acknowledging the land value before quickly adding, You never know, I shouldnt say that.Ž Ms. Christenson backtracks her words, because as the listing agent for 1860 South Ocean Blvd. in south cen-tral Palm Beach County, she has shown the property to two clients interested in keeping the domes, walking them the 500 feet from the lapping sounds of the intracoastal to the crashing sounds of the ocean break. To her, preserving the domes would be ideal. She would love for some Wil-lie NelsonŽ-type „ millionaire/hippy/artist „ to come along and not tear them down. She says this wearing an aqua paisley dress fit to match the house „ funky. Ms. Christenson considers the domes her recent study, going so far as sub-scribing to TIME magazine online, so she may read archived articles of Buck-minster Fuller „ the inventor of the geodesic design. These domes withstand hurricanes because of their design,Ž Ms. Christen-son said. Theyve been directly hit by two hurricanes, but never sustained any damage because the wind wraps around it, theres no roof for the wind to go un-der and rip off.Ž As hard as they may be for Mother Nature to take down, Gyora Novak says the domes were hard to put up. The original owner, Mr. Novak intended to live out his life there, and build more domes. But he claims building permits were taking too long to acquire and he believes bias came into play, because as he says, he was an artist and a bearded man.Ž Mr. Novak built his domes in 1968. At the time, the Palm Beach County property appraiser valued his domes at $60,000. Heres how Mr. Novak, now 77, recalls obtaining his permit to build „ he went to see the Manalapan town manager and offered to give up his geo-desic vision, posing instead to turn the property into a surfers park. Mr. Novak says he told the town manager, Any surfer will be welcome to use it. And the only way around it, I give you one week to give me my permit.Ž According to Mr. Novak, the surfer stigma must have been worse than his beard. He got his permit. He built his domes. He lived there long enough to enjoy it, and he does not care to say any more than that. Somehow what he once called his dream,Ž turned into what he now calls that place.Ž I reject the idea of having anything to do with that place. Its a terrible disap-pointment, a waste of time,Ž Mr. Novak said. Its destroyed for me. When your lifes destroyed, why come back to it?Ž He will not comment on how it feels to live in a geodesic dome, because he does not wish to help the current owner or broker sell the Manalapan house „ Theyll get six or seven figures for it, what do I get?Ž„ though on his website, gyoranovak.com, he describes the expe-rience as, a creative, energizing force,Ž or a contemplative, elevating sensa-tion.Ž Mr. Novak now lives in a seven-dome hamlet in North Carolina. Stephen Cohen now owns the three Manalapan domes. He bought them in 1978. He describes them as three igloos joined by two corridors. And hes kept them original. The main dome „ blue tile floors, red fireplace, framed paintings of squid and sun, maybe nuclei, though a poster of Florida from space most encapsu-lates the feel of the place. Sunhats and beach umbrellas hang near a bookshelf of board games and puzzles, all evidence of vacation. Pegboard separates the kitchen, lavender cabinets, teakettle on a GE stove. The north dome „ pink tile floors, two bedrooms, Jack-and-Jill bath, orange sink. Spiral staircase up to loft, where a fort made out of blankets lends more evidence to family vacation. Old TVs with knobs, no flat screens. One televi-sion topped with an 8-track stereo, next to an ashtray. The south dome „ yellow tile floors, master bedroom stylized by a dome within a dome. The inner dome serves as a looming headboard, harboring the bath with his-and-her sinks. The his and herŽ permeates the room, with his and her beanbags, his and her desks, his and her lamps, his and her corded phones. One mini-fridge. Light bulbs near the floor accentuate the triangles of the domes. Theyre cool to the touch and seem to card-house up, though theyre made of Douglas fir, cov-ered by a reinforced concrete exterior. All domes open to the swimming pool, an inverted dome, black-and-white checkered. All doors are sliding glass. Mr. Cohen remembers the day he and his wife first pulled into the driveway and looked at each, before they had even looked at the house, Right then, we knew this was for us,Ž he said, calling from his holiday in Thailand. Originally from South Africa, Mr. Cohen moved to New York, thinking he and his wife would take up snow skiing. They didnt take to it and started search-ing for someplace warm. They found the Manalapan domes and fell for waterski-ing instead. We just love the house. Were not down often, not nearly often enough,Ž said Mr. Cohen, whose family visits on Easter, Thanksgiving, Labor Day and the stretch from Christmas through New Years. Just a day and you feel a differ-DOMEFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOThe dome within the dome of the geodesic master bedroom, casts the illusion of a looming headboard, while harboring the master bath. ATHENA PONUSHIS/FLORIDA WEEKLYCarla Christenson, Fite & Shavell broker associate, stands in the main Manalapan dome.ATHENA PONUSHIS/FLORIDA WEEKLYA mini-fridge tucked in the linen space of the master bath dates the geodesic domes to 1968.COURTESY PHOTOA sprial staircase leads to the loft above two bedrooms in the north dome.

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Leading the all the committees is ArtiGras Event Chairman Mike Mitri-one, board member and shareholder at Gunster. Joining Mr. Mitrione on the steering committee are Barbara and Brian Cottrell, chairs Eeeritus; Con-nie Christman and Samantha Conde, ArtiKids; Alishia Parenteau, artist relations; Beth Kelso, community rela-tions; Hannah Bright and Stephanie Mitrione, concessions; Amy Works, finance; Skip Miller and Jeff Fee, hos-pitality; Barbara Patti, information; Sherra Sewell, marketing; Elle Mor-rison, merchandise; Troy Holloway, parking; Rebecca Seelig, public rela-tions; Heidi Reiff, risk management; Dan Ganzel, security; Rudy Chacon, site operations; and Karen Farruggia, volunteers. The steering committee guides more than 1,200 volunteers for the festival, which is expected to draw more than 125,000 patrons. Festival hours for ArtiGras are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 18; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 19; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 20. 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In addition to being recognized in the ArtiGras Official Program, Arti-Gras Patron Society members also enjoy VIP festival access and parking the entire weekend, VIP keepsake credentials, access to the VIP tent where they can partake in gourmet lunches and complimentary bever-ages, a complimentary 2012 ArtiGras commemorative poster, invitations to special ArtiGras events including Red, White & Zin and the exclusive Meet the ArtistŽ event at the Maltz Jupiter Theater, and an original work of art by Homegrown artist Devin Howell. For additional information, see artigras.org or contact the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, 748-3946. Q COURTESY PHOTO Members of the ArtiGras committee are, standing left to right Hannah Bright, Barbara Cottrell, Brian Cottrell, Suzanne Neve, Troy Holloway, Dan Ganzel, Karen Farruggia, Connie Christman and Samantha Conde, and seated left to right, Barbara Patti, Rebecca Seelig, Stewart Auville, Alishia Parenteau and Elle Morrison.

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA14 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 EllensŽ best friends were planning a spa day at The Breakers. She really wanted to go but she couldnt justify the expense. She knew she should decline the invitation, but she was sick and tired of making excuses and missing out. When she said she couldnt make it, Barb had insisted, Come on! We all deserve it. Im not taking no for an answer.Ž Ellen had too much pride to tell her dearest friend that her husband Larrys business had taken a serious downturn. Barb would say, Hey, the economys affecting all of us,Ž and wouldnt understand the seriousness. In fact, it seemed her friends lives were not affected by the economic downturn at all. It was awkward to turn down dinner dates, but how do you say to friends that sometimes the bill is too high when they order the second round of drinks? It was easier not to go. How do you tell them its painful to look at pictures of their most recent vacations, when you wonder if youll ever go on another vacation again? Ellen wouldnt dare complain to Larry. He was under enough pressure as it was, worrying if he could meet payroll, or whether hed have to lay off loyal, long-term employees. He was staying at the office longer and longer hours, which put more stress on Ellen. It meant shed be in charge of running the household, in addition to carpooling the kids, even though she herself put in a full day at work. Ellen hated herself for being so negative. She had always prided herself on being upbeat and fun. Lately, though, she was becoming moody and tearful; losing her temper with the family, which was not like her. When her son had asked for an iPad for a holiday gift, she had blown up at him, calling him spoiled and unappreciative. It wasnt his fault he wanted what his friends had. She knew her reaction had been extreme and uncalled for. She sometimes felt like SHE was the one who was a spoiled brat. She tried to remind herself that there was a lot to feel appreciative for „ she had a great family, her health and a roof over her head. But she couldnt stop herself from feeling deprived by having to curtail all the things in her life shed come to look forward to.Those accustomed to a certain standard of living may suffer a huge shock and terrible sense of loss when they are forced to tighten their belts and live without. Shattered dreams can be a bitter pill to swallow. A persons lifestyle may provide them a certain income, status, and identity. To some extent, it provides a sense of belonging and security. Some may equate losing their possessions and lifestyle as losing their self worth. Even those who may have prided themselves on their resilience may be distressed and ashamed by the intensity of their reactions. They may suffer guilt and self-loathing when they compare themselves to others who are clearly much more downtrodden. They may be angry at themselves for having dif-ficulty bouncing back, but it would be important for them to understand they are going through a grieving process that often takes a period of time to work through. Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross outlined a five-stage progression of grieving for those dealing with terminal illness, but her model can be applied to those facing many profound hurts and losses. The first stage is denial: shock, numbness, and disbelief. Next is anger: there may be rage or bitterness at another person, God or even ones self. Third is bargain-ing: the person may desperately try to negotiate with the inevitability of the hurt, magically wishing things will go back to the way they were. When the enormity of the loss sinks in, there are often feelings of depression. This is a stage where a person may ruminate with guilt, hopelessness and a lack of energy or motivation. One doesnt always go through each of these stages, or in the same order. This is a universal process we all go through until we reach a stage of acceptance, when we come to terms with our reality becoming a fact of life. If you find you have become tearful and short-tempered, with increasing difficulty containing your frustrations, you should pay careful attention to your mood and behaviors. It may be helpful to reach out for the emotional support of family and friends, so there is an emotional outlet and a chance to let off steam. Its important to remember that other family members may be grieving as well so you dont personalize or mis-interpret THEIR moodiness. Pay atten-tion to see if the upset feelings continue or increase without relief (often, taking a physical toll.) It may be advisable to consult with your family doctor or mental health professional to evaluate whether the stress and depression are taking a serious turn, requiring medical intervention. Sometimes, sharing with your friends that you are not able to participate in all the activities can actually be a relief. Your friends may have been confused and misinterpreted your reticence as a rejection. Its important to remember that in todays world, many people are amazingly sympathetic and supportive, and are very cognizant of the fact that many families need to cut back right now. Oftentimes, when families are able to work through the stages of grief to a level of acceptance, they may be able to find shared activities that will give them a sense of true meaning and joy. Walks on the beach, family picnics, barbecues with dear friends, or volunteering for a deserving charity are all activities that can add a sense of self-appreciation, with modest cost. Physical actions, like walks, swims or runs pump the body with an adrenaline boost, again enhanc-ing the sense of well-being. Maintain-ing contact with loved ones ultimately could be a source of tremendous grati-tude and support, potentially freeing up increased creativity and reserves to come up with encouraging possibilities going forward. 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 at her Gardens office at 630-2827, and at palmbeachfamilytherapy.com.Shoppers are on the move preparing for the holiday season and the activ-ity has introduced jingle bells into the rather somber chorus of expert voices on the global economy. To hear the nightly news tell it, shoppers are the vanguard that will spend us out of the ditch were in and rescue us all from suf-fering through a double-dip recession. The increase in consumer spending is the result of Americans stashing away their cash and waiting for Black Friday and Cyber Monday to leverage their savings with purchases that are likely to be as cheap as they are going to get in the short run. With spending hitting record levels, the jubilation among mer-chants is celebratory but cautious that, perhaps, the long dry spell is over. You cant help but hope they are right. In philanthropy, the closest thing we have to a seasonal moment akin to Black Friday is the door closing on the tax calendar year on Dec. 31. The sense of urgency increases with the realization that, at least for some, estate and tax-planning issues left unresolved before that all-important date will go into a dead zone for another year. This didnt used to be such an issue but the high level of uncertainty regarding future tax policy makes coherent estate and tax planning especially challenging. The regulatory environment is becoming a different river each time individuals engaged in tax planning wade into the forms and the annual rite of calculat-ing tax liabilities. Most individuals, if given the choice, would prefer the tax benefits of a donor advised fund at the community foundation or giving to their favorite charity versus writing a big check to the IRS. Tax benefits derived from charitable giving provide an important incentive that encourages individuals to share their abundance on behalf of meeting charita-ble needs. AbundanceŽ is a relative term, too, because you are not required to be a Rockefeller or a Gates to participate in this fabulous club of the generous. The most potent example of this capacity is that Mississippi, the poorest state in the country, has the highest charitable giving per capita in the United States. People give for many reasons and a tax break provides a helpful nudge toward doing what we all know is good for us and good for the community, too. Thats why alarms have been raised that the tax incentives that encourage philanthropy are at risk of reduction or being eliminated entirely. The charitable sector has mobilized to defend its stake as Congress considers all its options for federal belt-tightening. Bu t the o utcome is far from certain. Despite these darkening clouds, there is at least one silver lining for philanthropy that could come to fruition as we approach the end of the tax calendar year. It is a charitable option that could encourage more giving; but here, again, a little nudge is needed. Supporters of the charitable sector need to rally like holiday shoppers on the trail of the Blue Light Special and communicate to Congress why philanthropy matters, especially now. Heres the deal: As the end of the tax year approaches, many individu-als make adjustments to their invest-ment assets, including their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), before the next years tax season. Congress, if it acts soon, has an opportunity to make it much easier for people who want to transfer money out of their IRAs so they can support worthy charities. Since it was passed in 2006, the Pension Pro-tection Act has been a popular way for people to support charities with their IRA funds without paying taxes. The current version of the act is set to expire at the end of this year. The time is now to preserve this valuable means for giv-ing back to our communities, especial-ly since extending the IRA charitable rollover will substantially benefit local philanthropy at a time when demand for its services has never been greater. Extending the rollover helps to ensure that even modest gifts assist the many worthy causes in our communities. Multiple members of Congress are calling for a permanent extension of the IRA rollover and they want to know you care. In the meantime, the benefit of year-end giving is a bird-in-the-hand. This is a great time to do for others what you hope would be done for you, should you ever need a helping hand. Now that is a bargain you really cant afford to pass up. Q „ The views expressed in this article are the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Community Foundation.„ 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 $5.3 million in grants and led initiatives to address critical issues of common concern among our regions communities, including hunger, homelessness, affordable housing and the conservation and protection of water resources. For more information see yourcommunityfoundation.org. HEALTHY LIVINGLoss of a lifestyle can result in symptoms of real grief GIVINGPhilanthropy’s year-end, blue light special t b s l w linda LIPSHUTZllipshutz@floridaweekly.com t d u l t t r d leslie LILLYPresident and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

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Since 1998, close to 500 children have died from car-related hyperthermia, according to a statement from the safety council. The focus of the low-tech, high awarenessŽ campaign centers on a blue, sili-cone bracelet with the words BABY IN BACK! printed on it. Parents and anyone responsible for driving with a child in the car are instructed to wear the bracelet each and every time a child is in the back seat. Once the child is taken out of the car, they should leave the bracelet in a designated place „ in the same place „ in the vehicle. The bracelet is distributed with a small information card. The startling statistics and the need to educate more people to address this growing problem prompted Mr. Glat-thorn, a personal injury attorney in West Palm Beach, to support the program. We are hoping this visual aid will serve to prevent another child from being forgotten in a hot vehicle,Ž said Mr. Glat-thorn, the lead sponsor of the campaign. We want this program to catch on with others locally, regionally and across the country.Ž The program is reaching out to hospitals, childcare providers and other orga-nizations that reach parents, grandparents and caregivers to educate them on this continuing problem and how to pre-vent it. The Safety Council is distributing an initial supply of 10,000 bracelets and accompanying info cards that contain educational information and instructions on how to use the bracelet. If this bracelet works even once „ out of the thousands that we are distribut-ing through this campaign „ it will be worth it,Ž said Donna Bryan, director of marketing for the Safety Council. Even the most organized parent has forgotten their sleeping child in the back seat and suffered the tragic consequences.Ž Mr. Glatthorn added, We want even those who arent responsible for a child to be aware of the program. If you see someone you know wearing the BABY IN BACK! bracelet, please ask the person if he or she forgot to remove the bracelet „ or the child „ as it should not be worn outside of the car.Ž On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles, according to KidsAndCars.org, a national nonprofit child safety organization dedi-cated to preventing injuries and death to children in or around motor vehicles, the safety council statement reports. The highest number of fatalities „ 49 „ for a one-year time period took place in 2010. The BABY IN BACK! bracelets and info cards may be obtained free of charge from the Safety Council. Call 845-8233 for more information or see safetycouncil.org or davidglatthornlaw.com. Q Reception to kick off “Women and Wings”Mackenzie-Childs will host the third annual WXEL holiday gift gathering reception on Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. to kick off this seasons 9th Annual Women with Wings and Wisdom luncheon that will be held on March 13 at the Mar-a-Lago Club. The theme for this multi-nation-al award-winning event is Dames and Divas,Ž in memory of Dame Celia Lipton Farris. The luncheon will feature the designs of Luca Luca with a premiere appearance by the Creative Director, Raul Melgoza. Debra M. Tornaben, founder of the event said,  We are honored to add Luca Luca to the list of world-renown design-ers that we have featured over the years as well as to have award-winning author and child literacy advocate of the year, James Patterson, as our keynote speaker at this years luncheon.Ž The 2010 Women with Wings and Wisdom recipients were Dr. Elizabeth Bowden, Daphne Nikolopoulos, Michele Jacobs and Dorothy Sullivan. Interna-tional Honorary Chairman is Herme de Wyman Miro. Honorary chairmen are Norma Fireman, Suzy Minkoff and Bar-bara Sherry. Event chairmen are Nancy Banner, Suzie Goldsmith, Desiree Muf-son, Wendy Roberts and MaryEllen Pate. For reservations to the event call Ms. Tornaben at 737-8000. Q „ Funds raised from this event will support PBS Kids programming and WXEL Ready to Learn outreach programs.

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BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESS INDUSTRY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 A19 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe University of FloridaFlorida real estate experts and investors were pessimistic for a second consecutive quarter, despite encouraging signs in the rise of occupancy rates and prices in the rental apartment market, a new University of Florida survey finds. The Survey of Emerging Market Conditions, conducted quarterly by the Kelley A. Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at UFs Warrington College of Business Administration, indicates the main reason for the third-quarter malaise was the falling market for single-family houses, condo-miniums and most types of land. Uncertainty over unsettling economic news at the international, national and state levels provides the backdrop for the declining perspective, says Timothy Beck-er, director of the Bergstrom Center. The Commercial Real Estate Sentiment Index declined in the third quarter, marking the second consecutive decline of the year. The survey takers anticipate a sluggish recovery for the real estate market in the coming years. A large inventory of home foreclosures partly explains their gloomy expectation. Respondents also worry about employment. Since January, 70,000 new jobs have been created in Florida, but they were offset by 63,000 lost positions, keep-ing the unemployment rate at 10.6 percent since April. Respondents also believe that a weak economy continues to discourage the pri-vate sector from adding new hires. Com-panies instead are likely to squeeze more productivity from workers and store prof-its to sustain them through future tough economic times. Concern over stock mar-ket turmoil, ongoing gridlock in Washing-ton and the upcoming presidential election added to the overall pessimistic outlook. The UF survey also reveals worry that securities-backed mortgages on commer-cial properties became harder to get during the third quarter. And there was wariness over the newly enacted Dobbs-Frank Act, which expands federal regulation of banks. The problem is that individuals involved in banking dont yet know what the rules are under the new law, and whenever theres uncertainty, people tend to drop from the investment horizon,Ž Becker says. What were hearing from the respondents is that because of this uncertainty, theres a freezing up of capital that should otherwise be going to construction proj-ects.ŽOn the bright sideThat lack of capital, however, is good news for the rental apartment market, which, according to the survey, is real estates best performing asset.Ž Becker says widespread home foreclosures have forced displaced homeowners to rent apartments. In addition, he says, many young job seekers who want flexibility in housing in urban areas are seeking rental units. That trend helps to drive up occupancy, allowing owners to charge more rent. The survey also identified bright spots in Floridas economy. Condo projects are under way in Miami, which is also enjoy-ing an influx of investment from South America. Respondents are also somewhat cheered by prospects for Florida ports as the Panama Canal expansion project con-tinues. Still, the overall perception of Floridas real estate market is glum. Where we go from here depends on macro-economic forces, ranging from the debt crisis in Europe to the many we have here at home,Ž Becker says. A total of 231 Florida professional real estate analysts and investors, representing 13 urban regions of the state and up to 15 property types participated in the survey. Q UF survey: Real estate market slips once againResearcher predicts modest growth in consumer con dence SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe consumer confidence index among Floridians remained at 65 in November, a ranking that matches a revised mark set in October and is only two points higher than the record low of 59 set in June 2008. The index used by University of Florida researchers is benchmarked to 1966, which means a value of 100 represents the same level of confidence for that year. The lowest index possible is a 2; the highest is 150.The November survey reveals a mixture of positive and negative percep-tions.Consumers are slightly less optimistic about current conditions than they were last month and slightly more opti-mistic about long-run conditions,Ž says Chris McCarty, director of UFs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Eco-nomic and Business Research, which conducted the survey. McCarty noted that of the five categories used to measure consumer con-fidence, two decreased, two increased and one remained unchanged, resulting in an overall mark of 65. Perceptions, for example, that compare personal finance levels with those of a year ago fell two points to 52. However, expectations that personal finances will improve a year from now went up three points to 79. Meanwhile, respondents overall view that the U.S. economy will improve over the coming year fell two points to 52. However, their expectation that the economy will improve over the next five years remained unchanged at 67. Finally, the perception that now is a good time to buy big-ticket consumer items, such as televisions and laptop computers, rose four points to 75. Sources for optimism, however, dont necessarily indicate a recovery is on the way. Most of the index components, for instance, are lower than they were at the same time a year before. Not only is the consumer confidence level stuck at historically low levels, it has previ-ously been associated with recessionary levels,Ž Mr. McCarty says. If consumer confidence attitudes are mixed, so, too, are reports of economic activity. The jobless rate for Florida, for example, remains high at 10.3 percent, though there was an encouraging .3 percent decline in unemployment from September to October. Some of the new hiring occurred in the health and educa-tion sectors. An uptick in tourism also spurred job creation in the leisure and hospi-tality sectors. However, Mr. McCarty cautions, sustained increases in tour-ism may fade if austerity programs in Europe and the U.S. curtail personal spending on travel. Meanwhile, Floridas consumer confidence continues to be shaken by a slump in housing activity. The medi-an price for a single-family home at $131,550 is down from both September and October of last year. The gloomy housing outlook is accompanied by modest good news of gasoline prices, which command a larger share of lower income consum-ers spending. They dropped 7 cents in November from the previous month to $3.35 for a gallon of regular gas. Mr. McCarty anticipates mixed prospects. The Gross Domestic Product (the nations annual product and an indica-tor of economic health), though revised downward for the third quarter, was still positive at 2 percent nationally. Floridas gross state product is forecast to be low, but positive.Ž Mr. McCarty says that although the U.S. and Florida might avoid experienc-ing the effects of negative GDP, most indicators suggest sluggish growth for the next few quarters.Ž In addi-tion, worsening economic problems in Europe could drag the U.S. into a lower GDP.Though retail sales were down in October andconfidence levels are low, Mr. McCarty predicts modest growth this holiday season compared with 2010. Q

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Europe has supposedly agreed to leverage its European Financial Stability Facility up to $1 trillion „ a mindboggling move for many to comprehend. This must have been great news: international equity markets responded with big gains. Or was it really just a stop-gap mea-sure? Gains in gold and silver on the same news suggest that the crisis worsened. Frightening recent news prompted the action. Germany (with big GDP and best sovereign credit) failed to get bids for 35 percent of its 10-year debt offering. Accord-ing to The Wall Street Journal (Nov. 17, 2011), Banks face funding stress, European institu-tions resort to potentially risky swaps to gen-erate liquidity.Ž In the U.S., the congressional super committee failed to find $1.2 trillion to cut in cumulative deficits over the next 10 years. And China reported another monthly low Purchasing Managers Index, or PMI, suggesting a slowdown there as well. All of these topics are big and intertwined; this column offers my opinions on the Euro crisis and sovereign debt in general. It is no secret that Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain „ the PIGS as theyve become known „ are facing insolvency. They cant pay their sovereign debts. They dont have sources of revenue, including tax dollars, to pay for their past and present wanton spending. Greek debt was horrific until Italys was worse; Portugal and Spain arent far behind. Normally, corporate or personal insolvency is handled by: 1) default on the debt or principal haircutsŽ reducing debt to a manageable load; or 2) a very stiff upper lip and adoption of fiscal austerity measures so that the debt can be repaid. These different approaches were taken by Iceland (defaulted in 2009) and Ireland (received transitional funding and fiscally housecleaned). But the above options are not considered viable for huge and complex PIGS debt. First, much of it was bought by too big to failŽ European banks (France, Germany, Belgium, Italy). Losses on this sovereign debt could cause their failure. A full default would probably result in: bank debt and shareholders being wiped out and banks being nationalized (owned and run) by the respective countrys governmentƒ requiring a massive effort and massive disruption in global finance, etc. Secondly, austerity by all of Europe could turn into a depression. Enter some financial engineering to solve the Euro-land problem. Europe is considering handling the crisis akin to what the U.S. Federal Reserve did in 2008-2011: buy up the bad mortgages from banks and let banks remain afloat. For Europe to buy bad sovereign debt from their banks requires creation of a centralized European bank to function like the U.S. Fed. Eurobonds would be sold to finance and let the PIGS roll their maturing debt and refinance at interest rates much lower than a rate accorded their individual countrys poor credit, as Germany could lend its bet-ter credit rating to the Euro bond. Not so fast,Ž say many Germans. They fear: 1) money supply exploding if their bank leadership is chaired/membered by spend-thrift countries; 2) their co-signŽ of a Euro bond will turn out to be a German sole-payŽ of Eurobonds. So, nix the Eurobond plan until the borrowing-gone-wild countries are contractual-ly committed to fiscal responsibility via new EU treaties requiring negotiation, drafts, arguing, political positioning and country-by-country ratification. Are we talking late 2012? 2013? Will the U.S., England, Canada, Japan and Switzerland provide more interim help? That might be a very tough sell with very poor timing. England is already on an austerity plan. The American citizenry wants U.S. prob-lems solved first. And slippery U.S. politi-cians will want to pass until after 2012s elections. Can China help? Sure, but when its help (in dollars/Yuan) is needed, China sometimes portrays itself as merely a devel-oping country. Historically, what have governments with excessive debt done? Governments with fiat currency have solutions beyond what is available to corporations or individuals: governments can monetize their debt „ just print more of their fiat currency to pay bills and debt. But Greece and Italy cant run Euro presses unless the Germans agree to print Euros. Thus, there is a tug-of-war between easy and tight money policy. A fiat or paper currency (i.e. one not backed by hard assets) can retain value if the issuing country does not monetize its debt. But the history of fiat currencies suggests that because they have capacity to print paper money, they ultimately do. Monetizing debt causes assets you own (in that curren-cy) to be worth less and lenders technically get paid in full but with a currency worth less. (As to the U.S., trillions of debt is sold to pay for its deficits and the Federal Reserve has had to buy a bunch of that debt. To many, the Treasury issuing debt and the Fed buying it is tantamount to the U.S. running a print-ing press.) The problem comes back to the past and future deficit spending of countries with fiat currencies. And while no one knows how this mess will be resolved, the uncertainty about government stability and the potential that debts will be eradicated through mone-tization engenders interest in gold and silver. You might want to consider equity rallies as opportunities to reallocate your portfolio; if you do not feel comfortable with your mix of assets or are not truly diversified, do something about it. Talk to your adviser as he/she can offer counsel suitable for you. Q „ Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. Call her at 239-571-8896; email showalter@ wwfsyst ems.com. „ An investment in futures contracts is speculative, involves a high degree of risk and is suitable only for persons who can assume the risk of loss in excess of their margin deposits. You should carefully consider whether futures trading is appropriate for you. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. MONEY & INVESTING Getting a grip on the Euro crisis s t s w v jeannette SHOWALTER CFA jshowaltercfa@yahoo.com

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 BUSINESS A21 In-Home Design Service I 30 Years Experience Hard Backs I Soft Shades I Recovering I ReliningMarc Magun 561.676.7657 I palmbeachlampshades@comcast.net Custom USA-Made Lampshades 10% Off t Selling Your Business t Buying A Business t Franchising THE WORLD LEADER IN THE MARKETING AND SALES OF BUSINESSES, FRANCHISES AND COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE #"3#"3"."/(0/&t 561-502-2307 Business Sales, Mergers and Acquisitions bmangone@tworld.com For your free con dential consultation, contactCONSIDERING.... All About Blinds 17 Years Serving Palm Beach County6SK+P_PL/PNO^H`:\P[L3HRL7HYR‹ www.allaboutblindspb.com Style for your windows, savings for you. With their beautiful colors, fabrics and designs, Hunter Douglas window fashions are always a smart choice for creating inviting, attractive spaces. And now through December 12, 2011, mail-in reb ates let you enjoy select styles at a savings of $25 to $300 per unit.* Purchase and install energy-ef“cient Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades before the end of this year, and you may qualify for a federal tax credit of up to $500.** Ask us for details.Clockwise from top left: Silhouette Window Shadings, Luminette Privacy Sheers, Duette Architella Honeycomb Shades, Skyline Gliding Window Panels *Manufacturers rebate offer valid for purchases made 9/13/11 … 12/12/1 1. Rebate offers may not be combined; there is a limit o f one rebate per qualifying unit. For each qualifying unit purchased, the higher applicable rebate amount will apply. Other limitations and r estrictions apply. All rebates will be issued in U.S. do llars, in the form of an American Express Prepaid Reward Card. **For tax credit details and restrictions and a list of qualifying products, ask a salesperson or visit hunterdouglas.com/taxcredit. Hunter Douglas and its dealers are not tax advisors. The tax credit for 2011 is subject to a limitation based in part on the amount of Section 25C credits t aken in prior years. It is recommended that you consult your tax advisor regarding your individual tax situation and your ability to claim this tax credit. 2011 Hunter Douglas. and TM are trad emarks of Hunter Douglas. Picture frames were very elaborate during Victorian times. The rectangular frame for an oil paint-ing could be 3 or 4 inches deep with several different types of carving on the borders. And the frame often was covered with gold leaf. Small frames were sometimes made of carved pieces of dark wood joined in a crisscross fashion. The simple silver frame favored today for pho-tographs was unknown to Victo-rians. They preferred odd-shaped silver-plated frames with added figures or objects because they liked lots of ornamenta-tion. Their picture frames often were more important than the pictures in them, and added decorative value to a group display. Today, picture frames and mats are made to enhance pictures. During the past 25 years, museums and serious collectors have tried to keep pictures in their original frames. Artists, after all, often made the frames to go with a special lookŽ they were trying to achieve. Landscapes were put in frames with wide borders that slanted into the painting, giving added depth. Signed picture frames by known makers sell for hundreds to thousands of dol-lars. Do not put a new frame on an old paint-ing, print or drawing before you learn what type of frame it ought to have. And if you have some old frames, you might try to sell them. Their prices might surprise you. Q: A while ago, I purchased a papiermache duck decoy made by the General Fibre Co. of St. Louis. The decoy is impressed General Fibre Co., Ariduk, Reg. U.S. Pat. Off., St. Louis 2, Mo.Ž Theres a 2-inch hole on the top of the duck. Why the hole? And what is the decoy worth? A: Your molded-fiber (papier-mache) decoy dates from the mid-1940s or early 1950s. One clue to its age is the postal zone, 2, in the address. Postal zones were first used in 1943. Another clue is the material your decoy is made of. Molded fiber was first used for factory-made decoys in 1939, but it really took off after World War II. Then, in the early 1950s, molded fiber was replaced by Styrofoam and plastics. The hole on the top of your decoy originally was covered with a thin layer of fiber. It was designed to be closed with a wooden plug after the decoy was filled with ballast. Ariduk duck decoys sell for $5 to more than $100, depending on condition, color and type of duck. Q: I have a cookie jar that seems to be an ad for Nabisco Sunshine cookies. Did many com-panies make their own special cookie jars? A: Cookie jars have long been popular with collectors, and some collectors special-ize in advertising jars. Enough can be found to make it an interesting collecting category. Look for jars by Nestles, Aunt Jemima, Blue Bonnet margarine, Milk Bone dog biscuits, Coca-Cola, Quaker Oats, Barnums Animal Crackers, M&Ms and Quaker Oats. There also are jars for smaller companies, like Hag-gards Quality Cream Flake Cookies and Dads Oatmeal Cookies. Q: I have a clear glass pitcher that belonged to my grandmother, who died more than 50 years ago. It has a scalloped base and a beauti-ful pattern. It weighs about two pounds and is almost 9 inches tall. On the inside of the base it says, Let Hartman Feather Your Nest.Ž Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. A: The slogan Let Hartman Feather Your NestŽ was used by Hartman Furniture and Carpet Co. of Chicago. Leon Hartman founded a Chicago furniture company called Peoples Outfitting Co. in 1888. The firms name was changed to Hartman Furniture and Carpet Co. in 1898. Hartman had stores in several cities and was in business until at least the late 1920s. Furniture and carpets made by other companies were sold through Hartmans stores and by mail order. The com-panys logo was used on a large pitcher made by McKee Glass Co. in about 1910. The pattern is called Aztec SunburstŽ or McKees Sun-burst.Ž Your pitcher would sell for about $100. Q: My husband and I recently inherited the boots that Sunset Carson wore in all of his cowboy shows. We believe they are one-of-a-kind. We also have many autographed pictures of Carson from the 1950s and 60s. My father-in-law was Carsons booking manager. Are these items worth much? A: Sunset Carson (1920-1990) was an actor in Western B-movies and TV shows from the 1940s until about 1985. His given name was Winifred Maurice Harrison, but he used the name Michael HarrisonŽ as a rodeo rider. He was listed as Sonny SunsetŽ Carson in an early 1944 movie, and after that became just Sunset Carson. The value of Carsons boots depends on their style and condition. He was a minor star, so the boots probably would sell for about what any good cowboy boots would bring. Q: A Bavarian tea set has been in my family for several decades. The mark on the bottom of the dishes is Porzellanfabrik Arzberg, Arzberg, (Bayern).Ž Please tell me something about the maker and when the set was made. A: Porzellanfabrik Arzberg (translation: Porcelain Factory Arzberg) has been in busi-ness in Arzberg, Bavaria (BayernŽ in Ger-man), Germany, since 1927. But the mark you describe was used only from 1930 to 1947. Tip: Be sure to remove the weights and pendulum when moving a clock. Q „ Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. Write to Kovels (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTINGPicture frames are works of art in and of themselves A jeweled rake and sickle are applied to this 19th-century picture frame. The unmarked mixed-metal frame is 11 inches high. It was made in about 1875, and sold recently for $225 at Jackson’s Auction in Cedar Falls, Iowa. f p w i terry KOVELnews@floridaweekly.com

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA22 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 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.” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” oridaweekly.com.Palm Beach Gardens Historical Society tours historic Delray Beach 1 Judy Carbo and Stephanie Dobrinin 2 Ed Chase and Kelly Chase 3 Charlene F. Jones, Dorothy Patterson, Ken Kelly and Arline Kiselewski 4 Cynthia Marks and Hermie Namit 5. Carlotta and Paul Dicker COURTESY PHOTOSWoodstock Foundation fundraiser at 51 Supper Club and Lounge FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 1 2 3 5 4 3 4 2 1 1 Marilyn Tribute Artist Camille Terry and Tim Byrd “The Byrdman” 2 Lou Galterio and Marilyn Tribute Artist Camille Terry 3 Richard Jankus, Lina M. Jankus, Lizabeth Olszewski, Miss Florida USA Karina Brez, Tim Byrd “The Byrdman” 4 Babette Brown and a Fred Astaire Dance School performer COURTESY PHOTOS

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 BUSINESS A23 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.” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” oridaweekly.com.‘Images of Science’ exhibit opening reception at Palm Beach Photographic Centre, hosted by Max Planck Florida FoundationNETWORKING 1 William and Renee Lickle 2 Mark Cook, West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio and Oren Tasini 3 Fatima Nejame, Dr. Claudia Hillinger and Carol Roberts 4 Susan Lamb and Robin Baker 5. Kelly and Mark Sobolewski and Rena and John Blades 6. Alexander Dreyfoos, Dr. Claudia Hillinger and George Elmore 7. Ian Black and Laurel Baker 8. Phil Whitacre and Mike Jones COURTESY PHOTOS 1 3 2 4 6 7 8 5

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REAL ESTATE A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYWEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 A24 PALM BEACH GARDENS FLORIDA WEEKLY FABULOUS FAIRWAY VIEWS in Frenchmans Creek New-construction home offers a grand entranceSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYT his finely appointed Frenchmans Creek new-construction custom home at 13316 Ver-dun Drive is quality throughout and has ter-rific southeast golf views. The front entrance welcomes you with beautiful Brazilian mahog-any French doors with beveled glass that opens into a grand two-story foyer. This home offers four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, plus a loft. It is appointed with granite and marble throughout. The light and bright elegant living room with coffered ceilings opens to a beauti-ful customized patio with pool. The pool area is very private and yet still takes in all the peaceful views overlooking the fairways. Other amenities include impact glass throughout, a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen with a wine cabinet and six-burner gas stove. As a resi-dents-only, year-round country club, French-mans Creek is considered to be one of the finest private residential communities in South Florida. Unique to the community is a private ocean front Beach Club, along with two reno-vated and redesigned championship 18-hole golf courses, 17 tennis courts (nine lighted for evening play), deepwater anchorage for your private yacht, a luxurious 70,000-square foot recently renovated clubhouse, and a stand-alone 11,000-square foot fitness and spa facil-ity. The home is priced at $1,549,000 and list-ing agents are Lynn Byrd and Mary Saxton of Illustrated Properties. They can be reached at 561-296-1500. Q COURTESY PHOTOS The home offers 4 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, with marble and granite throughout. The kitchen features a wine cabinet and six-burner stove. The pool area offers privacy yet takes in the great views of the fairways.

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Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com You should know ...FLORIDA WEEKLYS SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL REAL ESTATE BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS NAME: Linda Bright CURRENTLY: Licensed Real Estate Professional with Fite Shavell & AssociatesSPECIALTY: Luxury Residential Real EstateHOMETOWN: Upstate NY RESIDENCY NOW: Reside with Family in Mirasol Country Club Community, Palm Beach Gardens, FLBACKGROUND: Linda has extensive and diverse professional experience in the Luxury sectors of the Sales, Marketing, and Real Estate industries. Linda was the Sales, Marketing & Business Development Director of a Luxury Residential Community in NY for a decade. In her career she has held sales and marketing positions with Corporate Leaders such as Johnson & Johnson and Wang Laboratories.Linda is a Member of the Realtor Association of the Palm Beaches and Palm Beach Board of Realtors. For over a decade, Linda has been active with the United Way Executive Womens Committee, The National TWIGS Association, Wilson Foundation and the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County. ACTIVITIES: Fitness, Skiing, Hiking, Golf, Art and Photography BEST THING ABOUT THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY: The long term relationships developed with satis“ ed clients. TOUGHEST PART OF THE JOB: Negotiating all the details of a Real Estate transaction ADVICE FOR A NEW AGENT: Perseverance A QUOTE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH OUR READERS: Energy and persistence are the key to achieving your goalsŽ Linda Bright

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Real Estate Oce in Palm Beach# # 1 www.FITESHAVELL.com 561.655.6570 101 N. County Rd., Palm Beach 561.694.6550 11237 US Hwy 1, North Palm Beach 109 8 NORTH LAKE WA Y P ALM BEACHBritish Colonial s tyle P alm Beach home with 11 ,000 SF locat ed dir ectly on the I n tracoast al with deep water dock. Main house con sists of 7BR/ 8 .2BA with additional separ ate 2BR/2BA guest wing with living room and kitchen plus st a apartmen t with private entrance. Peetz sliding doors open o the liv ing room to coquina tiled loggia, patio/pool ar ea and cabana with bathr oom and kitchen. 4-car air conditioned garage. 21 ,7 30 SF lot with 106  of fr ontage $15 .5M Betsy Fry561.909.8909 bfry@“teshavell.com

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FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B1 WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 She got (real) mailThe Internet can leave one feeling, well, not feeling. B2 XBasel bedazzles10th annual Art Basel marks Miami in global art scene. B12 X SocietySee who is out and about in Palm Beach County. B16 & 17 X“Hugo” a visual splendorOur film critic says the children’s movie is worth the ticket. B9 X INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENEMaster Impressionist Alan Wolton will ring in his 77th birthday with a showcase at Onessimo Fine Art Gal-lery in Palm Beach Gardens on Dec. 9. The showcase will feature an exclusive collection of Woltons favorite paintings including Gon-dolas Three,Ž Giverny RosesŽ and Lady Lilies.Ž The pieces can be viewed at alanwolton.com. Music, libations and hors devours will be provided at the celebration show-case. Onessimo Fine Art has carried Woltons paintings since 2009. Alans expression is powerful, in vista and brush stroke and his use of loaded impastos, where paint is laid very thickly on the canvas, provides texture and dimension to his pieces,Ž Master impressionist Wolton featured at Gardens fine art gallery SEE ARTIST, B13 X SEE BURGER, B19 X SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ COURTESY PHOTOArtist Alan Wolton’s works include landscapes and often are of lilies and sunflowers. COURTESY PHOTOThe Burger Bar on Donald Ross Road has an urban feel to it.BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” oridaweekly.com CHEF ALLEN SUSSER IS HEADED north. Hailed as The Ponce de Leon of New Floridian cookingŽ by The New York Times, Chef Allen was an original member of the Mango Gang, the group of chefs who helped put Florida cuisine on the map. But forget the tropical-inspired fare that helped make him famous in the Miami area. Forget Taste Gastropub, his Delan American classic with Chef Allen Susser infuses South Florida flair in f f Palm Beach Gardens burger binge

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 OnDisplayAllSeasonExhibit:FloridasWetlandsCost:NoCharge € (561)655-7226 OnDisplayUntilJanuary15,2012Exhibit:TheArtoftheIllustration:OriginalWorksofHowardChandlerChristyandJ.C.LeyendeckerandAndyWarhol:TheBazaarYears1951-1964Cost:$5forentry,freeadmissionformembers(561)655-7226Monday,December12,2011ChildrensLibraryStoryTime:HolidayFunTime:10:30a.m.(Preschool)2:30p.m.(Family)Cost:NoCharge € (561)655-2776 Tuesday,December13,2011at10:30a.m.ChildrensLibraryStoryTime:DecoratetheChristmasTree € Cost:NoCharge € (561)655-2776 Tuesday,December13,2011TheTalkofKingsBookDiscussionGroup:HisFinestHourbyChristopherCatherwoodTime:5:30p.m. € Cost:NoCharge € (561)655-2766 Wednesday,December14,2011TheTalkofKingsBookDiscussionGroup:HisFinestHourbyChristopherCatherwoodTime:11:00a.m. € Cost:NoCharge (561)655-2766Wednesday,December14,2011Concert:Hot8BrassBand,ANewOrleansChristmasŽTime:8p.m. € Cost:$40/$45 € (561)655-7226 Thursday,December15,2011ChildrensLibraryStoryTime:HolidayClassicsTime:10:30a.m.(Preschool)2:30p.m.(Family)Cost:NoCharge € (561)655-2776 Friday,December15,2011CampusontheLakeLecture:ThePalmBeachCentennial:LivingHistoryŽTime:3:30p.m.Cost:NoCharge(561)805-8562orcampus@fourarts.org Friday,December16,2011CampusontheLakeLecture:ŽASpectacleofWingsŽRosalieWinnardTime:10a.m. € Cost:NoCharge (561)805-8562orcampus@fourarts.orgBooksigningtofollowSaturday,December16,2011Film:LawrenceofArabiaTime:2:30p.m. € Cost:$5 € Ticketssoldatthedoor. Saturday,December17,2011BonusScreening:TheRoyalBalletpresentsTheNutcrackerŽTime:1p.m. € Cost:Nocharge Advanceticketsrequired. € (561)655-7226 Saturday,December17,2011at11a.m.CampusontheLakeLecture:BeastlyFeasts:AMischievousMenagerieinRhymeŽandLetsHaveABite!ABanquetofBeastlyRhymesŽbyRobertForbes € Cost:NoCharge (561)805-8562orcampus@fourarts.org 2FourArtsPlaza€PalmBeach,FL33480€(561)655-7227€ www.fourarts.org FOURARTS.FOREVERYONE. ThisWeekatTheFourArtsWehopeyouwilljoinusforoneoftheseexcitingprograms. comes with an e-mail hanging in my in box. The most powerful part of the experience was in the content, what Andy had actually written. There was nothing confessional, none of those outpourings of the heart that arrived in my in box after midnight in the early days of the Internet. There was no bold-ness, no brashness, just an overwhelming quietness to his words. He talked about everyday con-cerns „ whether to accept a new job offer, if he should stay in his apartment „ and yet the letter felt more intimate than any e-mail Ive ever read. Whats more, he didnt have to use special punctuation to convey the depths of his feelings. The fact that he had taken time to write, that he had set pen to paper and then posted the letter, these things said everything I needed to know. Q I remember when the Internet was invented. Not invented, exactly, but when it first appeared on the scene. Im talking AOL, chat rooms, life before Facebook, when instant messaging and e-mails were still new. I remember the feeling of boundless freedom, the way we could suddenly communicate with people we were too shy to approach in person. Those early days felt limitless, as if we were suddenly blessed with the abil-ity to cross boundaries and be bold. We thought ourselves pioneers. We were foolish. The Internet ushered in a brave new world of communication that we had to figure out as we went along. People took risks online that theyd never take in actual life. Sometimes they got carried away. Over time I learned that e-mail and instant message conversations arent real. Not real conversations, not real exchanges. Nothing like what is said face-to-face. The first time a boy told me he loved me on IM, he put the words in asterisks as if to emphasize the sentiment, to assure me that he *really* loved me. He wanted me to know that saying it via computer did not cheapen the experi-ence. Which of course it did.A romantic move to real letters SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS“The first letter I received from him had a certain romantic quality.” In the years since the dawn of the Internet, electronic communication has become part of our daily lives. We e-mail, we Skype, we text. Its all there on the computer screen, our emotions writ digitally. But lately Ive become restless with the ease of it. Im dissatisfied by so much facile communication the way we might be dissatisfied by a microwave burrito. It looks like it should fill us up, but some-how it doesnt. I must have tapped into the larger consciousness, because my friend Andy recently asked for my mailing address. Are you getting married?Ž I said. Andy laughed. Or I imagine him laughing because the whole exchange played out over e-mail. No,Ž he wrote. I was thinking I hadnt written any real letters in a long time. I might give it a try.Ž I smiled, my face mirrored in the computer screen, touched to be included on his mailing list. The first letter I received from him had a certain romantic quality. I took my time opening the envelope and read each word carefully. When I finished I set the letter aside, already antici-pating my response. I didnt feel the usual tug of worry that comes with i n bo x. The mo ex p erien c w hat A nd There wa none of t heart th at after mi dn th e Int e rn ness, no b w helmi ng He tal ke cerns „ job offer, apartment „ more intim a e v e r r e ad. Whats mor e special punctu a o f his feeli ng s. T t ime to write, t h a nd then poste d said eve ry thin g “ The f rece iv e had a ce r q u dawn o f the m munication a ily lives. We Its a ll t h ere o ur emotions r est l ess wit h d b y so much w ay we might a ve burrito. It u p, but some h e l arger f riend my d ?Ž e v ed a ntic p enin g h wor d I set a ntici d i d nt y that artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 DECEMBER 17, 2011 CARLIN PARK ~ 400 STATE ROAD A1A ~ JUPITER 5K @ 7:25am 10K @ 7:30am Kids’ 1-Mile Run @ 7:10am REGISTER ONLINE at palmbeachroadrunners.com Adults ..........................................................................$35 Palm Beach Road Runners Club Members ..................$25Club Members/Students (18 and under) .....................$30Kids (12 and under) 1-Mile Run ...................................$10 Online registration closes December 15th @ at noonRACE DAY REGISTRATION $40 for everyone (Except Kids 1 Mile Run which remains at $10) Pre-race package pickup will be available at Tri Running Sports 813 Donald Ross Rd. Juno Beach on December 16th from 3:00 to 6:00pm. Marines will be collecting for Toys for Tots Guanabanas restaurant and tiki bar in Jupiter hosts Spred The Dub „ with its special brand of goodtime reggae/dub/ska „ on Dec. 9. Formed in 2007, Spred The Dub has been keeping crowds dancing all over Florida, including high-profile gigs opening for The Mystic Roots Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, The Skatalites and Yel-lowman. Guanabanas is one of the coolest venues and a personal favorite of ours to perform at because of its really unique and intimate vibes,Ž said Micky Vintage, the bands singer/guitar player, in a prepared statement. With the open-air stage by the water, lit by tikki torches under the trees, its like playing a show in a tropical paradise.Ž On Dec. 10 JP Soars and the Red Hots bring their power trio blues to Gua-nabanas. Soars and Co. won the 2009 International Blues Challenge. In the wake of that honor, Chris Spector, editor of the Midwest Record, said, Soars is a first class shredder no matter what the dis-cipline. Theres a good reason why hes been racking up the blues awards.Ž Keeping with the blues, Sean Chambers hits Guanabanas on Dec. 17. The former band leader and guitarist for the legendary Hubert Sumlin, Chambers has a powerful style that has earned raves from magazines, radio stations and blues societies around the world. GuitaristŽ magazine in England named Chambers as one of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century. Guanabanas rings in 2012 with a special New Years Eve bash featuring both B-Liminal and Moska Project. Combin-ing elements of reggae, rock and surf, B-Liminal has quickly become one of the most in-demand acts in the South-east. The five-member Moska Project defines themselves as a unique fusion of funk, reggae, rock and a large range of Latin rhythms. Other upcoming concerts at Guanabanas include Big Vince & The Fat Cats (blues) at 9 p.m. on Dec. 16; Root Shakedown (reggae rockers) at 9 p.m. on Dec. 21; and Rustico Drop (reggae) at 9 p.m. on Dec. 30. Guanabanas is located at 960 North A1A in Jupiter. Phone 747-8878. Q Chairs Terri Parker and Pat Crowley in vite Contemporary Art lovers, innovative thinkers and party-goers to join them and members of the Lighthouse ArtCenter for an unforgettable evening at The Whitespace Collection. Dr. Mar-vin and Mrs. Elayne Mordes will host the 125 Club in their home, and guests will be offered an insiders tour of their art-filled residence and personal tours of their international art collection enti-tled The Whitespace Collection.Ž In addition to seeing a fascinating and stimulating art collection, guests will enjoy delicious hors doeuvres, wine and cocktails,Ž says Katie Deits, executive director of the Lighthouse ArtCenter. There also will be enter-tainment, and with Pat Crowley around, lots of laughs, too.Ž A renowned political cartoonist and illustrator, Pat Crowley teaches cartooning, figure drawing and the art of illustration at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art in Tequesta. Proceeds of the 125 Club at The Whitespace Collection will help sup-port the Lighthouse ArtCenters exten-sive programming at the Museum and School of Art, which provide enrichment in the arts to the local community and its visitors through museum exhibi-tions, art classes, ArtCamps and events. The ArtCenter also provides youth and elderly with access to the arts through its ArtReach and scholarship programs. The 125 Club is on Jan. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person; space is limited and only 125 tickets will be sold. To purchase, call 746-3101 or visit LighthouseArts.org. For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & School of Art, and its exhibitions, programs and events, visit LighthouseArts.org. Q Spred The Dub to play Guanabanas in Jupiter“The Whitespace Collection” on view for Lighthouse ArtCenter fundraiser COURTESY PHOTOSpred The Dub plays reggae/dub/ska. The band will appear at Guanabanas on Dec. 9.COURTESY PHOTOChairs of the 125 Club are Terri Parker and Pat Crowley. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________Lou Tyrrell has joined the Arts Garage as Artistic Director of a new offshoot, The Theatre at Arts Garage in Delray Beach. Located on the southwest corner of 1st Street and 2nd Avenue in Del-rays Pineapple Gr ove, Arts Garage is, according to executive director Alyona Aleksandra Ushe, a magnet to creative energy, presenting and producing pow-erful, innovative, eclectic programs not offered anywhere else in South Florida.Ž Incorporating an Off-Broadway resident theatre company into the fiber of the organization is a vibrant next step in the evolution of Arts Garage,Ž she added. Engaging Lou Tyrrell, who is a creative force with a proven track record, dynamic vision and unwaver-ing reso lve, enables us to build a solid foundation and continue to enrich the cultural landscape of our region.Ž Arts Garage, with its mission to produce an eclectic mix of world-class multi-disciplinary arts experiences, is a 21st Century model for total cultural immersion, and I cant think of a better, more cul-turally-vibrant com-munity than Delray Beach to make this happen,Ž said Mr. Tyrrell, the founder and long-time pro-ducing director of Florida Stage, who promises theatre that will change your DNA.Ž The Theatre at Arts Garage will kickoff in early 2012. Our ultimate vision for Arts Garage is to become an international destina-tion for exceptionally gifted artists, both iconic, established talents as well as legends in the making,Ž said Ms. Ushe. A cultural hub for creative forces to explore their talents and passions with-out boundaries or barriers, Arts Garage strives to bring all artistic disciplines together, collaborating not only under one roof but also on one stage. That is contemporary Theater, and that is what we envision The Theatre at Arts Garage becoming.Ž Q Lou Tyrrell named theatre director at the Arts Garage TYRRELL >> 125 Club: Jan. 7, 6 to 8:30 p.m. >> Location: The Whitespace Collection, 2805 North Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach >> Cost to attend: $125 per person RSVP and Information: 746-3101

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 Thursday, Dec. 8 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 www.loxa-hatcheeriver.org/rivercenter. Q Mos’Art Theatre „ Screenings of Take Shelter,Ž 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8; This is Your Ocean: Sharks,Ž at 7 p.m.; and Margin Call,Ž at 9 p.m. Tickets: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q Devon Allman’s Honeytribe „ Son of southern rock legend Gregg All-man, Devon and his Honeytribe produces a sound of southern rock flair with hints of dear old dads band. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Bam-boo Room, 25 S. J St., Lake Worth, 585-2583. Q Sailfish Marina Sunset Celebration „ Shop for arts and crafts made by artists from around the country, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Sailfish Marina, east of the Intracoastal, just south of Blue Heron Boulevard, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449. Q Clematis by Night „ Live music 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Clematis Street at the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach. Dec. 1: The Mighty Quinn „ Biker Night „ Rock and roll classics, from Guns N Roses to Green Day. Q Family Movie Night „ 6 p.m. Dec. 8 „ Cars 2Ž at Lake Park Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. Refreshments and raffles. Wear your pajamas. Q Dance Tonight „ Open Latin/Ballroom mix party featuring live music by Jimmy Falzone every Thursday. Group les-son 8-9 p.m. Party 9-10:30 p.m. Admission $15 for entire evening, includes light buffet. 914 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 844-0255. Q The Four Freshmen „ Through Dec. 10 „ The Colonys Royal Room, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach, one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of Atlantic Ocean. Tickets: $100 for dinner and show; $75 for show only. Reservations call 659-8100. Friday, Dec. 9 Q Stories in the Garden „ Story time, garden exploration and crafts. Co-hosted by the Palm Beach County Public Library and the Friends of Mounts Botani-cal Garden, targeted for children ages 2-5. Free. 10-11:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at Mounts Botani-cal Garden, 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Rain or shine. Reservations required, call 233-1757 or visit www.mounts. org. Q Screen on the Green „ Familyfriendly films are screened under the stars from 8-11 p.m. West Palm Beach Water-front Commons Great Lawn. Dec. 9: How the Grinch Stole Christmas.Ž Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. Food and beverages available for purchase. Information at www.wpb.org/waterfront. Q Mos’Art Theatre „ Screenings of Le Havre,Ž Margin CallŽ and I AmŽ vari-ous times Dec. 9-15. Theaters gallery show-casing Debbie Lee Mostel, Best of ShowŽ award at the Lighthouse Museum & Art Center. Her art explores how everything in the universe is connected, same concept as the film I Am.Ž Opening night tickets: $6. General admission: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q Palm Beach Atlantic University Symphony Band Concert „ 7 p.m. Dec. 9 „ Directed by David Jacobs and Owen Seward. Tickets $10/students $5. The Borland Center for Performing Arts, 4901 PGA Boulevard. Call 904-3130 or visit www.theborlandcenter.org. Q Spred The Dub „ Dec. 9 „ Goodtime reggae/dub/ska. Guanabanas, 960 North A1A, Jupiter. Call 747-8878 or visit www.guanabanas.com. Q Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers with JP Soars „ Rockin blues guitar guaranteed to leave crowds emotionally spent. 9 p.m. Dec. 9. The Bamboo Room, 25 S. J St., Lake Worth, 585-2583. Saturday, Dec. 10 Q West Palm Beach Greenmarket „ 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April 14 at the Waterfront Commons, 101 S. Flagler Drive, downtown West Palm Beach. Free parking in the Banyan Street garage until 2 p.m. Phone: 8221515. Q 6th Annual PGA POA Art Festival & Craft Fair „ 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Dec. 10 „ Masters Park inside PGA National, Palm Beach Gardens. Music, food and fun. Entry and parking free. For info, call 627-2800. Q Kids Story Time„ 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; marinelife.org. Q Counterpoint „ The Jupiter-based singing group presents their winter con-cert, themed Mincemeat, Mistletoe and More. 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets: $15 each, $10 for groups of 10 or more. Order tickets online at www.counterpointmusicgroup.com or call 247-1012. Q Holiday Symphonic Band concerts feature Dickens Caroliers „ The Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches presents its holiday program, A Most Wonderful Time,Ž 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth. For tickets ($15) or more info, please call 832-3115 or visit www.SymBandPB.com. Q Choral Society of the Palm Beaches Holiday Concert „ 7 p.m. Dec. 10 „ 50th Anniversary concert sea-son opens with the music of John R utter. Special music just for Hanukkah, an audi-ence participation carol sing, a chamber orchestra and soloists for Antonio Vivaldis Gloria. The Borland Center for Performing Arts, 4901 PGA Boulevard. Call 904-3130 or visit www.theborlandcenter.org. Q Holiday Full Moon Stroll „ Mounts Botanical Garden opens its gates for an evening stroll along its winding paths. Stroll starts as the sun sets, 5 p.m. Live music. Dec. 10. Members $10, non-members $15. Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Call 233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org. Q Lighthouse Moonrise Tour „ Evening view of a full moon from the top of the tower. Tour approximately 75 minutes. Member $15. Non-members $20. Dec. 10. Times varies by sunset. RSVP required, 747-8380 extension 101. Children must be accompanied by an adult and be at least 4-feet-tall to climb. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armours Way. Visit www.jupiterlighthouse.org. Q Ginger’s Dance Party „ Guests can enjoy a night of free-style dancing and easy-to-learn line dancing led by Gin-ger Gowing Fowlkes, 8-10 p.m., Dec. 10 at the downtown West Palm Beach Water-front Commons. This month, Ginger goes Hawaiian with a festive holiday luau. Free. Visit www.wpb.org/waterfront. Q JP Soars and the Red Hots „ Dec. 10 „ Power trio blues. Won the 2009 International Blues Challenge. Guanaban-as, 960 North A1A, Jupiter. Call 747-8878 or visit www.guanabanas.com. Sunday, Dec. 11 Q Kids Day at the Gardens GreenMarket„ 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 11 „ Crafts and activities provided by A Latte Fun Indoor Playground & Caf, as well as a visit by Santa. Santa onsite for photos between 10 a.m.-noon. Please remember your camera. Gardens Park, 4301 Burns Road. Call Jennifer Nelli 630-1146. Q 35th Annual Holiday Parade „ The Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Asso-ciation (JTAA) is pleased to host their 35th Annual Holiday Parade Sunday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. Themed Christmas Characters,Ž the parade will begin on Alt A1A and Center Street (in Jupiter) and proceed north on Alt A1A to Bridge Road (in Tequesta). Visit www.jtaa.org, select Holiday Parade,Ž or call Mike Cesarano, Parade Director 746-1722. Q A Tribute to the Armed Forces „ Sunset Entertainment „ Dec. 11 at Florida Atlantic University Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Audi-torium, order tickets by calling 1-800-564-9539 or visit www.fauevents.com. Dec. 12 at Palm Beach State College Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, order tickets by calling 278-7677. Q Wanda Sykes „ 8 p.m. Dec. 11 „ Stinging humor and outspoken hon-esty on topics ranging from politics, gay marriage, healthcare, racial profiling, the pressure of being a woman and the perks of getting older. Tickets start at $20. The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 832-7469 or visit www.kravis.org. Monday, Dec. 12 Q Timely Topics Discussion Group „ Join this lively discussion group covering the most up-to-date topics faced by our local community including national affairs and foreign relations as it relates to Israel & the United States, 1-2 p.m. Mondays, JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Free/Friends of the J; $18 annual fee/guests; 712-5233. Q Peter White Christmas „ Dec. 12 „ The Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. For show times and tickets, call (772) 286-7827 or visit www.lyric-theatre.com Tuesday, Dec. 13 Q Hebrew for Beginners „ This eight-week Hebrew course, taught by Gila Johnson, is designed to cover every-thing from Aleph to Tav, (the Hebrew alphabet) to conversational Hebrew and beyond. Classes tailored to meet the needs of participating students. Session 2 is Nov. 1-Dec. 20. Session 3 is Jan. 10-Feb. 28. At JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Price: eight-week session: $64/Friends of the J; $80/guests; 712-5233. Q Mah Jongg & Canasta Play Sessions „ Tables grouped by game preference (mah jongg or canasta) and level of skill. Coffee, cold beverages and a variety of goodies provided. 12:15-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $5/guest; 712-5233. Q Stayman Memorial Bridge „ Supervised Play Sessions with Sam Brams, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Play party bridge in a friendly atmosphere while ben-efiting from expert advice with judgment calls and hand rulings. No partner neces-sary. Coffee and light refreshments pro-vided. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $6/guests; 712-5233. Q Zumba class „ 7:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Drop-in fee, $12; resident discount, $10. 630-1100 or www.pbgfl.com. Wednesday, Dec. 14 Q Yoga on the Waterfront „ Wednesday evenings 5:45 p.m. at the Lake Pavilion, 101 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Residents $40 per eight-week ses-sion. Non-residents $50 per eight-week session. Drop-ins $10 per class. To register, call 804-4902. 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; marinelife.org. Q River Totters Arts n’ Crafts „ 9 a.m. second Wednesday of each month (next session is Dec. 14), Loxahatchee River Center, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Arts and crafts for kids. Cost: $3; 743-7123. Q Jupiter-Tequesta Orchid Society „ The group meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month (next meeting is Dec. 14) at the Jupiter Com-munity Center, 200 Military Trail, Jupiter. Call 746-7363 Q Computer Classes at Lake Park Library „ Basic computer class noon-1:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Advanced computer class 6 p.m. Call 881-3330 to reserve a spot. 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. Q Nicole Henry „ Dec. 14-17. The Colonys Royal Room, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach, one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of Atlantic Ocean. Tickets: WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOCOURTESY PHOTOS The Four Freshmen play the Colony’s Royal Room, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach, one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of Atlantic Ocean, through Dec. 10. Tickets: $100 for dinner and show; $75 for show only. Reservations call 659-8100.

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.comWEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 A & E B7 School of Art: (561) 748-8737 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469 Museum: ( 561) 746-3101 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469 Art Classes For Adults, Teens, Children and Special Needs, from Beginner to Professional, Daytime, Nights, Weekends. Register: LighthouseArts.org LighthouseArts.orgHoliday ArtCamp Kids ages 4 to 12 Give the Gift of Art (Gift Certicates Available) CERAMICS DR AWING JEWELRY MIXED MEDIA OPEN STUDIOS PAINTING PHOTOGRAPHY December 26 to 30, 2011, and January 2-6, 2012 Wondering what the kids will do on the holiday break? During the fun-filled days of camp, students will combine seasonal art themes and imagination to make ceramic creations, fine crafts and create art using classical techniques. Space is limited! Call now to register! Give the Gift ofART! WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO$90 for dinner and show; $50 for show only. Reservations call 659-8100. Ongoing Q All My Sons „ Extended through Dec. 18 „ This morality play by Arthur Miller weighs the cost of lying and the price of truth telling, through a troubled family and a father who placed duty to his family above the lives of others, and must now face the consequences. Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Individual tickets $55. Call the box office 514-4042 ext. 2 or visit www.palm-beachdramaworks.org. Q Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat „ Through Dec. 18 „ Eight choruses of 30 local kids to tell the story of Joseph in this musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets $43-$60. Call 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org. Q Science Becomes Art „ Through Dec. 30 „ The Max Planck Florida Foun-dation presents a collection of 40 striking photographs of scientific research from around the world. First time these works will be seen in the United States after trav-eling Germany, Austria and Thailand. Palm Beach Photographic Centre, 415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Please call 253-2600. Q Norton Museum of Art „ Through Jan. 1: Recent Acquisitions: Photography.Ž Museum is at 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Art After Dark, with music, art demonstrations, is 5-9 p.m. Thursdays. 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 Painting exhibition by Marilyn Muller „ Through Jan. 11 „ Including recent paintings from the local artist, at the Palm Beach State College Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gallery. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and all performances. 11051 Campus Drive, off PGA Boulevard. For further info, call 207-5905. Q Fitness classes for women „ Classes are sponsored by the Jupiter Recreation Department. Aerobic Dance is 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Total Body Toning is 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and Zumba Latin Fitness Workout is 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. First class is free to new students. Cost of a five-class fitness card that allows for flexible attendance is $26.50 for Jupiter residents and $33 for non-residents. A five-class Zumba card is $31.50 for Jupiter residents and $39.50 for non-residents; 10-class cards also are avail-able. Classes will be held at the commu-nity center, behind the Police Department on Military Trail, Jupiter. For information, contact instructor Kathy Andio at 236-4298 or www.empoweringsolutionswithkathy.com. Q “Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee” „ Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sun-day. 747-8380, Ext. 101; jupiterlighthouse.org. 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 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 measurements with a measuring tape and calipers. Based on the measurements, Dr. Logger helps the group place their turtles into a size classification to determine age and species. They role play taking blood with a syringe and learn about the differ-ent things a blood sample can reveal. The children look at X-rays, locate a hook in the turtles throat and learn more about the steps necessary during sea turtle rehabilita-tion. Then, the group tags their turtles with a unique number and mimics a 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 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. December Events Q Christmas with the Calamari Sisters „ Dec. 13-23 „ Have a cool yule Italian-style as the Calamari Sisters sing, dance, and cook. Will Christ-mas ever be the same? Tickets: $26 and $30. The Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Call 586-6410 or visit boxof-fice@lakeworthplayhouse.org. Q “Madama Butterfly” „ Palm Beach Opera Dec. 16-19 „ Soprano Maria Luigia Borsi stars as Cio-Cio San and tenor James Valenti stars as Pinkerton in a pro-duction new to Palm Beach. Artist Irene Roberts, a winner of the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, returns to Palm Beach as Suzuki. Tickets start at $20. The Kra-vis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 832-7469 or visit www.kravis.org. Q Sinbad „ 8 p.m. Dec. 17 „ The actor/ comedian arrived with a hit em in the faceŽ style, keeping audiences laughing over the past two decades. He admits he does not know any jokes, except for what his dad told him, back in the day.Ž Tickets $39/$35. The Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts, 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce. Call the box office (772) 461-4775 or visit www.sunrisetheatre.com. Q “Shine the Light Christmas Pageant” „ Presented by the Makayla Joy Sitton Foundation, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Seabreeze Amphitheater, Carlin Park, 750 S. State Road A1A, Jupiter. Free, with a suggested donation of $10; www.makayla-joysitton.com. Q Wizard of Oz „ Presented by the Atlantic Arts Academy at the Eissey Cam-pus Theatre 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 17 and 2 p.m. Sun., Dec. 18. Tickets $20 for adults, $15 for students/children. Visit www.theatlan-tictheater.com or call 575-4942. The Eissey Campus Theatre is located at 11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Q Sean Chambers „ Dec. 17 „ The former band leader and guitartist for Hubert Sumlin, Chambers earns raves for his blues. Guanabanas, 960 North A1A, Jupiter. Call 747-8878 or visit www.gua-nabanas.com. Q Palm Beach Gardens Concert Band Holiday Concert „ 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 „ Popular and traditional Christmas and Hanukkah songs in this con-cert, which has sold out the past two years. Surprise performances by vocal and instru-mental soloists. Tickets: $12. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets $43-$60. Call 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org. Q Latke on the Lanes „ 3-5 p.m. Dec. 25 „ Celebrate Hanukkah with bowling at Jupiter Lanes, a Latke Tasting Competition, and the Great Dreidle Spin-off (sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County). Join the community Clergy for lighting the 6th candle of Hanukkah. Jupi-ter Lanes, 350 Maplewood Drive, Jupiter. Register online www.JCConline.com/north or call 689-7700. $10 per person; $8 ages 3-16; free for children under 2. Q Chopshticks with Ken Krimstein „ 3-5 p.m. Dec. 25 „ Join the author at Talay Thai as he entertains guests with humorous anecdotes centered around Jew-ish traditions about food, family, holidays, culture and of course, guilt. Admission: $36; $42 after Dec. 15. Price includes dinner. Call Melissa Engelberg 712-5226 or register online at www.jcconline.com/books. Q Winter Break Paddle Camp „ Explore Jupiter waterways and beaches with Jupiter Outdoor Center counselors. Two sessions: Dec. 26-30 and Jan. 2-6. Ages 6-14. $250 per week. $75 per day. $450 for both weeks. 10 percent sibling discount. Call 747-0063 or visit www.jupiteroutdoor-center.com. Q Old Northwood Historic District 24th Annual Holiday Can-dlelight Home Tour „ 5-9 p.m. Dec. 30 „ Featuring 10 historic homes, architec-ture ranging from Mediterranean Revival, Mission, Frame Vernacular and Art Deco. Tickets $30 prior/$35 day of event. Por-tion of proceeds to benefit Forgotten Sol-diers Outreach. Tour reception begins at 3510 Spruce Ave., West Palm Beach. Visit www.historichometours.com.Best of Broadway Revue „ 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30 „ Students from the Con-servatory of Performing Arts present a musical revue including songs from Briga-doon,Ž Kiss Me Kate,Ž Once Upon a MattressŽ and more. Adults $20. Children $15. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indi-antown Road, Jupiter. Tickets $43-$60. Call 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.Capitol Steps „ New Years Eve „ 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 31 „ The ensemble performs spoofs and satires of current political events. Tickets: $50, $60 and $85 for special VIP seats with Champagne toast and meet and greet. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupi-ter. Tickets $43-$60. Call 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org. Q „ Please send calendar listings to pbnews@ floridaweekly.com and aponushis@floridaweekly.com. COURTESY PHOTO Actor-comedian Sinbad performs at the Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts, 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce on Dec. 17.

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Jupiter’s Only Prepared Food Market Specializing in Gourmet Comfort Foods n Over 75 Delicious Menu Options Prepared Fresh Daily n Carry Out or FREE Local Delivery to Your Home or Of ce n New York-Style Boar's Head Deli n Brick Oven Pizza n Fresh Baked Goods n Catering For All Occasions JUPITERS FAVORITE PREPARED FOOD MARKET **,+P'Bg]bZgmhpgKhZ]%Cnibm^k ./*'.0.'-0))ppp'Zggb^lobgmZ`^`hnkf^m'\hf Fhg]ZrLZmnk]Zr1Zf0ifLng]Zr2Zf.if FREE 8-OZ. CUP OF FRESHL Y BREWED COFFEE WITH ANY PURCHASE!“A Taste of Home in Every Bite!” FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 B9 +++ Is it worth $15? YesHugoŽ is a love letter to movies made by a man whos given us numerous movies to love. Its not a masterpiece, but it does demonstrate a masterful use of 3D, camera work and production design, all of which provide a visual splendor unlike anything weve seen in quite some time. In 1930s Paris, young Hugos (Asa Butterfield) watchmaker father (Jude Law) dies. Tough break for any 12-year-old, especially when youre then adopted by your often-inebriated uncle (Ray Win-stone) and forced to mind the clocks at a Paris train station. Through it all Hugo also searches for a heart-shaped key that he believes will unlock a secret message his father left behind inside a robot. The good news is he finds the key around his new friend Isabelles (Chloe Grace Moretz) neck. The bad news is Hugos notebook with all the robots infor-mation is in the possession of Isabelles Papa Georges (Ben Kingsley), and hes not interested in giving it back. And because Hugo lives at the train station, he also must fear the station inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen), who has a reputation for sending children to the orphanage. Lovers of early film history „ which director Scorsese is „ will appreciate the direct ties to filmmaker Georges Melies and his impact on cinema. Much to the delight of film geeks (like me), Scorsese doesnt shortchange these elements. However, he and screenwriter John Logan also never find a way to get around the easy predictability of the story. Its as if they got lazy and figured, Hey, this is a childrens movie,Ž and stopped worrying about insulting the intelligence (and test-ing the patience) of older viewers. Worse, the plot doesnt have the same drive or intrigue that Scorseses movies often have, and as a result, the narr ative sp utters when it needs to thrust forward. But wow, does this movie look spectacular. From the opening moments when it feels as though the show is falling in your lap to the camera breezily moving through walls and around the train station, Scorsese has taken his vast visual creativity and perfectly adapted it for 3D. (The maestro of 3D, James Cameron, reportedly called HugoŽ the best use of 3D that hes seen, including his own films. Based on the source, thats high praise for any filmmaker, especially considering this is Scorseses first attempt at 3D.) More than that, though, the production design provides a plethora of rich and vivid colors that offer a storybook feel while transporting us back to 1930s Paris, and the costumes and visual effects superbly complement the stellar cast. Scorseses last foray into a PG-rating was The Age Of InnocenceŽ in 1993, which dealt with decidedly adult material. HugoŽ is, therefore, his first attempt at a childrens movie, and although its unusual to see him fall short in terms of storytell-ing, you can rest assured that hes on top of his game in every other regard. Q Arthur Christmas +++ (Voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent) After Santas (Broad-bent) long night out, his son Arthur (McAvoy) races to give a little girl her present on Christmas morning. Nothing too special here, but its a fun, harmless and enjoyable Christmas movie thats nice for the kids and easily tolerable for adults. Rated PG.My Week With Marilyn +++ (Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Ken-neth Branagh) Well-to-do 23-year-old Colin (Redmayne) wants to join the film industry in 1950s England, and lucky for him his first job is on a set with Laurence Olivier (Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Williams). Much of the focus is on Colins time with Monroe and the story is nicely told, but the real highlight is Williams phenomenal performance. Rated R. Melancholia ++ (Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland) Two sisters (Dunst and Gainsbourg) fight as another planet threat-ens to collide with Earth. Dunst is very good and the film is visually appealing, but writer/director Lars Von Trier (DogvilleŽ) doesnt explain enough of the story. He needs to be less lyrical/abstract if he wants his messages/themes to hit home. Rated R. Q LATEST FILMS‘Hugo’ CAPSULES >> The lm we see of a man hanging off a clock is called “Safety Last!” (1923), and it was made by the (often forgotten about) great silent comedian Harold Lloyd. dan HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 Bring on the season as more tha lights dance to choreographed m must-see light spectacular! December 1st 30th 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm Centre C Bri n g t h i s a d fo r a FREE r i d e o n our C a ro u s el !F W120 8 (QMR\DVSHFLDOH[WHQGHGKROLGD\ HGLWLRQRIZLQHWDVWLQJDQGDUW DSSUHFLDWLRQKROLGD\VKRSSLQJ VSHFLDOVDQGIRRGWDVWLQJIURPWKH 'RZQWRZQUHVWDXUDQWVLQ WKHVKRSVRIWKH%RXOHYDUG FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Junior League of the Palm Beaches annual SmokinÂ’ Hot BBQ at Land Rover RanchWe 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.oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@oridaweekly.com. 1 2 5 4 3 COURTESY PHOTOS 1 Crissy Hawking, Xiomi Murray, Jen Brown and Blake Nicole 2 Bryan Bobo Band 3 Heidi Mackey and Shelly Albright 4 Junior Legaue President Ann Marie Pilling and Crissy Hawkins 5. Billy the Goat

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B11 The Art of Wine Thursday, December 15th 6-9 pm, The Boulevard han a quarter-million ed music in our free, r! th e Court Complimentary Valet and Garage Parking DowntownAtTheGardens.com us TODAY for Specials! Sponsored by: Presented by the shops of Downtown, Winehooch.com, WILD 95.5FM and Whole Foods Market. Suggested $5 donation will benet Little Smiles, an organization dedicated to entertainment and more for children in local hospitals, hospices and shelters. (QMR\DVSHFLDOH[WHQGHGKROLGD\ HGLWLRQRIZLQHWDVWLQJDQGDUW DSSUHFLDWLRQKROLGD\VKRSSLQJ VSHFLDOVDQGIRRGWDVWLQJIURPWKH 'RZQWRZQUHVWDXUDQWVLQ WKHVKRSVRIWKH%RXOHYDUG COURTESY PHOTOS 1 JoAnne Berkow 2 Best of Show Winner Debbie Mostel 3 Melinda Moore’s Sunset On Loxahatchee 4 Pat Dumas-Hudecki’s Out of the Woods II 5. John Rachell’s Garden August 30 2010The Lighthouse ArtCenter’s sec ond annual Landscape Exhibition demonstrates the way artists can interpret outdoor spaces. “The qual ity of the art continues to grow, along with the breadth of expression,” says Katie Deits, executive director of the museum and art school. The show opened to a packed gallery of more than 220 visitors. The show, open through Dec. 31, features 130 paintings, photographs, ceramics, sculptures and mixed media images, judged for awards by JoAnne Berkow, owner of Rosetta Stone Fine Art Gallery in Jupiter. The center is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat.10 a.m.-2 p.m. Members free; $5 non-members ages 12 and up; Saturday, free admission. Call 746-3101. Q Landscapes at Lighthouse 3 4 5 1 2

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Expires 2-2-12. www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 s "READSSHIPPEDFROM"ROOKLYN.9ANDBAKEDOFFDAILYINrHOUSE s $ESSERTSANDSELECTEDMEATSIMPORTEDFROM)TALY s 3ANDWICHESANDSALADS s &RESHHANDrFORMEDMOZZARELLAFROM"ROOKLYN s &RESHFRUITANDGREENJUICESSQUEEZEDTOORDER s 3MOOTHIESCROISSANTSMUFlNSDANISHESANDMORE 1271 E. Blue Heron Boulevard, Singer Island 561-847-4950 /PEN4UESDAYr&RIDAYAMrPMs3ATURDAYAMrPMs3UNDAYAMrP M New York Style I talian CaffeDolce Vita ~ the sweet life on the beach 4EXT caffe TO FOR SPECIALOFFERS Its still sinking in. Four days of nonstop mind-blowing art has left me diz-zied, art-drunk, unable to fully process all of the remarkably tasty art findings at Art Basel Miami Beach. More than 50,000 visitors viewed art of more than 2,000 artists represented by 260 leading galleries from 30 coun-tries across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Art Basel Miami Beach celebrated its 10th year Dec. 1-4 at the Miami Beach Convention Center with big names, recognized and celebrated artists, big price tags and big numbers in attendance. A decade has aged this festival well, brightening the city as a global must-attend. Its arguably the finest curation in the nation. And there are dozens of satellite fairs surrounding it all over Miami and Miami Beach. Thousands of hungry-for-art connoisseurs bumped shoulders while hustling down packed streets and sidewalks past Wynwood Walls graffiti district off Northwest 2nd Avenue, many nodding their heads to the pulsing dub-step rhythms outside a Panther Cafe where the fun hipster kids maintained a friendly dance mosh pit. A smoky barbecue billowed into the night over several warehouses stocked with burgeoning young artists show-ing fresh, lively pieces hung with pride, welcoming visitors with ascertaining and appreciative eyes. DJs set up in various spots all over the city „ one put his casket on the back end of organic juice and food truck, satisfying frenzied midnight appetites. Yes were in Florida. Yes these are difficult economic times. Peppered this year with celebrity spottings including Michael Douglas, Cath-erine Zeta-Jones, Adrien Brody, Moby, Pherell, Sean Penn, Tilda Swinton and the Hilton sisters against the deco districts enticing architecture, vibrant night life and oceanic freshness, ABMB has grown up in an environment that is unquestion-ably sexy. But it is levels with which serious collectors and curators from the Americas, Europe and emerging markets amass, show and sell art at sixand seven-figure prices that gives it impressive artis-tic and business swagger. As I passed by the Convention Center collectors VIP room, open conversa-tions like its a little high at 750 „ I mean why cant he just accept half a million?Ž were the norm, showing the demand of the carefully selected superb collections. By all accounts, exhibitors all over the main and satellite fairs were moving inventory „ and attendees. And while many of the artists were repped by museum curators at the convention center, several attended the smaller satellite festivals to give their personal recommendations and expla-nations. In one warehouse in the Wyn-wood district, Kawaii Universe creator Valentina engaged in very passionate presentations of her work, known for its cute design thats infinitely curious, equally as inventive and perfectly capa-ble!Ž Her work was there permanently, she said often, not just for Basel. Her Illustrator-produced cartoonish depic-tions of sushi, ice cream, koi and foods have been recognized and utilized in various kids publications. Shawn Mur-dock also accompanied his photography across the street, inviting smartly and crazily dressed observers to get in a pictureŽ to add to his collection. He ear-lier had pressed the front building with his photo-art piece. Alongside Red Dot Art Fair was Miami Solo, which seemed to have all of its artists available for discussion about their work. This contributed to the experience greatly, taking the steril-ity of a museum sales person explaining what the artist might have been think-ing out of the equation. Knowing that one of my favorite pieces from the entire weekend, by Jeanne Bes-sette, was produced by a nice, constant-ly smiling lady who actually started in childrens photography was inspiring. I couldnt help but smother her with com-pliments about it. Your work has such passionate colors playfully enjoying each other, while giving excellent focus and space to dominant figures that have such profound dynamics,Ž I told her. Would you like to do my PR?Ž she batted back. Around the corner I came upon a very moving piece by Sarah Ali, who uses pigmentation on cork to create soothing and sensually euphoric col-ors. I complimented her as well, and received the same response„You want to do sales for me?Ž Juxtaposed next to her was Onyema Offoedu-Okefe, born at the onset of the Nigerian civil war. Hes been a leader of painting avant-garde in Nigeria since 1996 and was there to tell everyone about it. He was very serious about his work and his love for it showed. He, however, did not ask me to rep him. A few booths away, at Art Miami, it didnt take an artist or rep to speak volumes about Kaoruko, who enjoys depicting women in private domestic spaces with codified motifs, sourced from traditional woodblock prints. The subjects defy contemporary Japanese kawaii, which values the feminine in terms of cuteness and adorability. Like much art this weekend, the energy of the piece moved me to sometimes uncomfortable places. That is what makes art good,Ž explains Southwest Florida artist and resident Marcus Jansen, who was one of few attending his 3D piece at Scope Basel. Upcoming artists have to do something different to be recognized, otherwise you just walk past them. Their job is to out-seat the recognized artists, in a way.Ž Creating a piece that unnerves or unsettles you, he conclud-ed, is evocative and brings you to a place where you might need to con-sider. And it is this feature of art „ the ability to move and evoke, without rules or right or wrong „ that I love. Spewed through all of the fairs, particularly at Scope, were also highly political statements. Two very large crumpled dollar bills sat on the wall just a few booths from a print of Presi-dent Obama dressed in superman leo-tards on a tightrope with a balancing bar surrounded by images summarizing todays global challenges. Scope offered what most artists I spoke to said was the very leading and edgy approach to a most exciting collection. The intense visual concoctions were intoxicating if not dizzying. Even a few compressed days taking in the finest art in the world makes you look at everything with the view of its artistic aesthetic. Suddenly the sign on the womens bathroom that says ENTER WOMEN makes you question its practical vs. pre-considered politi-cal or social message. Yuhi Hasegawas colorful primitivism with inklings of native/indigenous cultures and TM Gratkowskis mass-media images graft-ed into vignettes, patterns, colors ad textures „ both at Scope „ also had left powerfully positive, inspiring and unforgettable aftertastes. There were a few, however, that were letdowns. A red @ symbol on yellow background, about 7 inches by 7 inches in diameter, stood out as the perfect example of how some art really should have stayed home. Itll be $2,200,Ž barked Ken Hendel of Gallery Art, the rep for the piece. It is simply genius,Ž I melted sarcastically. What does it mean?Ž I said like a smart ass. Ask the artist,Ž he shot back. $60,000Ž the rep at Galerie Barbara Thumm said for a very interest-ing grouping of 325 Anna Oppermann black-and-white self-portrait pho-tographs, taped with black tape and arranged by the gallery owners. Does it come with the wall as is?Ž No, you have to take them all down and arrange them yourselfŽ she replied disappointingly. Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 takes place Dec. 6 through Dec. 9, 2012, so get your plans straight. Q „ Eric Raddatz is the Presentation Editor for Florida Weekly.Art Basel’s 10th year solidifies Miami’s place on global art scene BY ERIC RADDATZeraddatz@” oridaweekly.com PHOTOS BY ERIC RADDATZ/ FLORIDA WEEKLYWynwood Walls featured many artists, including Shepard Fairey.Attendees packed the Miami Beach Conven-tion Center.Many artists attended the Red Dot Art Fair to represent their work.

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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 B13 said gallery owner Debra Onessimo. When you stand in front of one of his paintings you are emotionally trans-ported to that place.Ž Mr. Wolton has spent time painting in the U.S., Europe and South Africa, according to a press statement. Known for his landscape scenes, the artist, originally from England, has been an oil painter for more than 50 years. His oil paintings are featured in art galleries in Hawaii, Arizona and Florida. Born in England, Mr. Wolton won 10 shillings in 1949, for second prize from the South African Womens Insti-tute of Home Crafts for his oil paint-ing How Dare You Come Near Our Water!Ž He studied briefly at art schools in Cape Town and London, then began selling watercolors then oil paintings, for $5 each, at resort accommodations in the Drakensberg mountains of South Africa. In 1955, Mr. Wolton had his first professional show in the Greenwich Gallery in Johannes-burg. Following this, he organized his own shows in South Africa. In 1982 he and his family moved to the U.S. His work includes many Euro-pean subjects including Italys Venice and Monets Giverny. To RSVP to the showcase, contact Onessimo Fine Art at 355-8061 or email contact@onessimofineart.com. The gallery is located at 5080 PGA Blvd., Suite 101, in PGA Commons. The showcase with Mr. Wolton will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 9 and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 11. Q ARTISTFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOEuropean influences are seen in the works of impressionist Alan Wolton.ALAN WOLTON

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www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYB16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Maltz Jupiter Theatre after-party, following ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,’ at Cabo FlatsWe 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.” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” oridaweekly.com.RACHEL HICKEY/FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 2 3 4 5 1 Nathaniel Braga, Ben Liebert, Randy Aaron, Brian Padgett, Dennis O’Bannion, Ricky Nahas, John Pinto Jr., Jodie Langel, Carl Draper and Nico Ramirez. In front are Keven Quillon and Artistic Director Andrew Kato 2 Mark Martino, John Pinto Jr., Jodie Langel and Gary Beach 3 Steven Bunin, Jennifer Sardone-Shiner, Jeff Barry and Linnea Brown 4 Ryan Williams and Kristin Piro 5 John Pinto Jr., Artistic Director Andrew Kato, Ryan Williams, Rachel Blavatnik and Mark Martino 6. Julie Kavanagh, Lauren Sprague, Mary Elizabeth Rich and April Holloway 7. Rachel Blavatnik, James Danford, Director and Choreographer Mark Martino, Kim Steiner and Sima Bressler 7 6

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B17 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY WRFM’s No Snow Ball, with Michelle Branch, at Downtown at the GardensWe 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.” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” oridaweekly.com.RACHEL HICKEY/FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Edward Quist and Chris Ballard 2 Lauren Brintanall and Shawn Fleming 3 Travis Zielasko and Maggie Mclaughlin 4 Patrick Bloebaum, Raymah McBriar, Tara Dodson and Kari Jaloski 5 Julie Cruz, Natasha Cruz, Chris Cruz and Taylor Cruz 6. Alyssa Palmer and Jim Palmer 7. Kasha Deese and Holli Mastandrea 8. Jennifer Ross, Joe Raineri and Deena Lang 9. Jordana Holden, Julie Kuper and Lara Gidron10. Jared Bland and Danny Brookmyer 1 2 3 5 4 6 8 7 10 9

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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B19 ray Beach venture that closed this year. The chef has returned to his roots flipping burgers, and he is doing it in grand style at Burger Bar, his new gas-tropub at Donald Ross Village in Palm Beach Gardens. This Burger Bar, created in a partnership with restaurant broker Tom Prakas and developers George and Lee Heaton, is Chef Allen s second (the first is in Terminal 4 at Fort Lauderdale International Airport). He hopes the Gardens location will be a prototype for other concepts „ an oceanfront Burger Bar is set to open next March in Vero Beach. Its a chef burger concept. Everything that goes on in the kitchen, I take from a chef perspective, which means hands-on the quality the taste, the tex-ture, the flavor, all of these are the first things that go into anything that comes out of the kitchen,Ž Chef Allen says. Yes, its Burger Bar, but he has not entirely abandoned the tropical-inspired roots he cultivated over the course of 25 years at Chef Allens Res-taurant in Aventura. True to form, Burger Bar offers stone crab chowder, and an appetizers menu includes conch fritters and crab cakes. The Surf & Turf Burger includes giant grilled shrimp, and the Spicy Tuna Burg-er is made from sushi-grade tuna steak. Even the chicken wings are available with a Jamaican jerk-style seasoning. SOUTH FLORIDA FLAVORSTo me, people want to eat where they are. They have to feel where they are. I dont want to be out of context,Ž Chef Allen says. The context: We are in Florida. The foods of Florida still sync with the 90-degree heat, 90 per-cent humidity.Ž So the food reflects the locale. Still its a bit of departure from a 30-year career of tropical-infused fare that earned him a James Beard Award. Our world has changed around us and Im very big into food changes,Ž Chef Allen says. People want more comfort food. Theres a lot of stress out there in our world in the past two, three years. The way we dine has changed completely. At the same time, our awareness of quality in food is also been fivefold through communication and transpor-tation, through the Internet, the food network all-star chefs and just all of these programs and culinary events and culinary risings of ingredients.Ž Thats where an award-winning chef comes in. Whats cool about this is at this moment is the same quality of beef I used at Chef Allens of prime meats and proper cuts and knowing the cuts of meat and being able to use that and the grinds,Ž he says. The same meat that I would charge a $50 steak for now I can sell as a $10 burger.Ž He also sells a $25 burger „ the Gold Leaf „ which is adorned with 23-karat edible gold. The chef, known for raising money for food banks, says proceeds from the sale of that sandwich will be donated to charities such as Share Our Strength and Feeding South Florida. But that is just a hint of glitz „ at Burger Bar, Chef Allen says, the empha-sis is on comfort. People dont want to be challenged too much. There has to be a comfort level to what theyre eating. It could be excellent. It could be a little chal-lenging, but there has to be a comfort essence to it. That comfort essence is this American icon „ the burger,Ž he says. And unless youre from France and youre looking at this burger and say Oh, my God. Im supposed to pick this up or something? Whats that about? Here in America, were cowboys. We pick up our food and eat it. And thats sort of comfort, where in fine dining, oh, no „ knife, fork, special forks, sauce spoon. All wonderful, but thats not today.Ž The flavors of today also include adult milkshakes „ thick, decadent concoctions that include spiced rum, ginger honey syrup, Nutella, cognac and liqueurs „ and fries flavored with tarra-gon and vinegar or white truffle oil. At the end of the day, he says, his food is about quality and flavor. I know what I want in my spice blend, and again, I use a blend that brings out texture, brings out flavor,Ž he says. That blend has come together over the course of 30 years of cooking. BACK TO HIS ROOTS As the chef points out, cooking burgers is where his career began. It was at New Yorks Rockaway Beach, where he served happy throngs at the Playland amusement park. I loved it. To me, it was a simple concept of cooking burgers, sharing it with them,Ž he says. It was an open counter. I was cooking burgers and people were handing me money. But the best part is people are smiling and saying I want one, I want one.Ž Thats what the developers hope customers will say at Donald Ross Village. They say the market in northern Palm Beach County is perfect for Burg-er Bar. The restaurant is in a space that once was home to La Petite Marmite, the offshoot of a legendary French restaurant in Palm Beach. Mr. Prakas, the restaurant broker, says it should be a good fit in the mix with the plazas other tenants. Asian Fin is really hip. Grandes (Bella Cucina) is traditional Italian, but as far as the area goes, we have FAU across the way. Its the honors program FAU over here. We have the big Scripps presence, the big biotech, and we have Abacoa, which is over 1,500 homes, apartments condos, plus retail,Ž he says. Its a Mizner Park-esque, you know, of our north side. Its a great growth area.Ž Inside, the space has an urban edge, with lots of red and black. Meat grinders, the restaurants symbol, fill a wall and serve as graphic art, dividing the dining areas „ a meat grinder even decorates the hostess stand at the front door. Outside, there is additional seating and a bar. Chandeliers capped with wine bottles light the courtyard „ Mr. Prakas says he found the fixtures in Naples, on Floridas west coast. And the look, he says, is perfect for attracting a certain demographic. Its a young professional mix, 25 to 60, probably leaning a little young here,Ž he says, adding that he expects the restau-rant to be a destination for diners from as far away as Port St. Lucie. Count Chef Allen among the commuters.The chef calls the Fort Lauderdale area home, and expects to be a regular visitor at Burger Bar. Im definitely hands-on in my restaurants,Ž he says. Its an hour com-mute. But I understand an hour com-mute. Thats what I used to do when I was living in Far Rockaway and travel-ing in to Le Cirque in New York. I did that for two years. I hated the winter commute. Thats why I moved down here to Florida.Ž Q COURTESY PHOTODeveloper Lee Heaton, Chef Allen Susser and broker Tom Prakas at the Gardens restaurant.COURTESY PHOTOThe Burger Bar interior design has an urban edge, featuring red and black and meat grinders. Burger Bar opens for lunch at 11:30 a.m. daily. It’s at Donald Ross Village, 4650 Donald Ross Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Phone: 630-4545. BURGERFrom page B1 The Mango Gang was a group of South Florida chefs, including Allen Susser, Mark Norman Van Aken, Doug-las Rodriguez and Mark Militello, who set out in the 1980s and 90s to create cuisine inspired by local ingredients. When I started Chef Allens and when I began cooking in South Florida, the cuisine here was very much a hotel-based cuisine because people were very transient,Ž says Chef Allen. They didnt travel for food; they trav-eled for our other two natural resourc-es, the sun and the sea. Thats why people came, but there were really a lot of transients.Ž About 20 years ago, South Florida life began to evolve from seasonal to year-round. As the time went on, and I established Chef Allens, there were a lot more people starting to live down here, starting to grow families,Ž Chef Allen says. Thats also when the beginning of the American Cuisine movement was, and I really felt that I wanted to be part of establishing the cuisine of Florida, establishing the cuisine of Miami and South Florida to identify the ingredients to identify the cultural influences in this area and have a great time with it. You learn every day and thats the best part of the culinary movement „ just being open to it.Ž Q „ Scott SimmonsThe Mango Gang