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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 LINDA LIPSHUTZ A12PETS A6ANTIQUES A14 BUSINESS A15REAL ESTATE A20ARTS B1EVENTS B4-5 FILM B7NETWORKING A17-19PUZZLES B6SOCIETY B8-9, 12-13 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2011 Vol. II, No. 11  FREE INSIDE NetworkingSee who’s out and about in Palm Beach County. A17-19 X Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X Time is money Antique clocks can be valuable.A14 X Pets of the WeekCody and other animals need homes. A6 X The Chabad of Palm Beach Gardens fourth annual Chanukah celebra-tion will light the sky on Dec. 22 at Downtown at the Gardens. The free, public event begins at 6 p.m. It includes a light show and a 14-foot Menorah that will be lit by Gardens city council members. The celebration also includes an illusion magic show, free sufganiot (traditional Chanu-kah doughnuts), face painting, glow-in-thedark Menorah necklaces, music and Chanukah gelt for every child in attendance. Said city councilman Eric Jablin, in a statement: Even if youre not a member of any synagogue, I urge you to participate in this beautiful event simply because the city of Palm Beach Gardens is celebrating Chanukah.Ž Mia Szymonowicz, 13, of Palm Beach Gardens, said, The lights and Menorah out in the open in last years celebration was my best part because I felt like I was lighting up the world.Ž The annual festival is sponsored by the Schmooze weekly Jewish radio show, the only Jewish radio show in Palm Beach County. For more information see TO FLORIDA WEEKLY 4th annual Chanukah festival to light the night over the Gardens BASH BARNUM F amilys motor cycle act part of the three-r ing fun at Ringling cir cusERWIN URIAS WAS BORN TO RIDE. In a ball.The stunt motorcyclist is a member of the fourth generation of his family to take to the clans famed Globe of Death. And Florida audiences can see them when they appear in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baileys Barnum Bash Dec. 27-31 at the Palm Beach County Conven-tion Center and Jan. 6-8 at Germain Arena in Estero. But back to Mr. Urias being born to ride. The first time I was on a motorcycle and in the globe, I was 6 months old,Ž he BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” SEE BARNUM, A8 XUrias Family: Melvin Urias (left), Olga Surnina and Erwin Urias ride motorcycles in the globe, while Jodie Urias (rear) performs acrobatics. Plan your NYESee a special listing of events, where to go. B1 X


A2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2011 FLORIDA WEEKLY 561.625.5070THE HEART ATTACK RISK ASSESSMENT ITS FREE.ITS 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. Crossing the other Delaware: a personal view of ChristmasIn the American cultural vernacular, which may prove as confusing to you as it frequently does to me, the first Christmas did not occur 2,011 years ago. Instead, the first Christmas took place exactly 235 years ago, on a frigid night a few miles north of Philadelphia. In this whimsical, transformative nation, holidays that began as one thing inevitably become another „ and none more so than Christmas. During the evening of Dec. 25, 1776, Christmas Love (defined as the love of Christ come, for Christians) must have seemed as remote as the North Pole to the 2,400 men who crossed the Delaware River out of Pennsylv ania. They moved out in sleet and snow equipped with newly issued flints for their weapons on George Washingtons command, gathering on the riverfront from positions near McKonkeys Ferry. At that point the self-declared United States of America „ where you and I will eat to our hearts content this Christmas „ amounted to 174 days worth of upstart nation. Brand new, the nation was also under siege, wrapped in a winter storm, and starving. Most of Washingtons men couldnt swim, but they swallowed their fear. Ice floes in the river presented a significant danger to their heavily-laden boats as they labored in frigid darkness toward the Jersey shore. None of it was pretty. In sloppy, struggling fashion commanders and a regiment of experienced seamen from Marblehead, Mass., with others, finally landed the force mostly intact at Trenton, on the east bank of the river. There, things changed forever. That fact remains the nations most singular Christ-mas gift to itself. The Americans caught the winterencamped Hessian troops (competent pro-fessional soldiers in the pay of the British army) completely off guard and besotted from Christmas revelry. Thus they won the first real victory in our history, at the end of what had been a very bad year. Had Washington been killed or captured (a distinct possibility since he was among the first to land on the far shore), history would have gone barking up a different tree. It almost did, anyway. Previously, his men had succeeded only in having their rear ends kicked out of New York and chased all over New Jersey by the British and their allies. But only six days before Christmas, Thomas Payne came out with a feisty pam-phlet called Common Sense,Ž in Phila-delphia. It included the most famous lines he ever wrote. The language was so com-pelling that against all reason it boosted morale among the half frozen, half sick, woefully undernourished Americans. These are the times that try mens souls,Ž Mr. Payne wrote. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.Ž No doubt many would have settled for an easier conflict and reduced rations of glory along with a hot meal, but they werent given the choice. For all those Americans, including women, children and the old people left to gather food, feed families and manage farms and homes, Christmas Love required sacrifice and the recognition of imminent mortality. To all of them, everything must have seemed tenuous. Ive always thought of Christmas that way, too „ as a time when existence can become, paradoxically, both sumptuous and desperate. In such a time, each of us must cross our own Delaware „ which means that each of us must define Christmas Love as any force or energy that allows us to make the crossing, no matter how tenuously or what shape it takes. If, for example, you havent spoken to a relative or an old friend with whom youve fallen out, youre facing the river. If you havent forgiven yourself for a mistake made in another time „ which means confronting your own weakness or blindness, and moving on „ youre facing the river. If the echoes of the dead or the memories of Christmases past become not the voices of angels but a chorus of tyrants beckoning you to surrender the joyous moment in order to suffer the once-upon-a-time, youre facing the river. Charles Dickens, the great British novelist, knew the music of this tune intimately, which was why he wrote, A Christmas Carol.Ž In any case, something has to be faced and changed. And you have to face it and change it. Christmas is a time to do that, just as it was for Washington and the men, women and children who faced his Delaware River. For somebody I never knew, heres one more river. Late on Dec. 24, 1976, I drove out of the gates of Camp Lejeune, North Caro-lina, home of the Second Marine Division, bound toward Wilmington, 50 or so miles to the south. I was bent on attending midnight Mass at an orthodox church. The narrow two-lane blacktop ribboned a North Carolina night so black in the flat piedmont that I could see nothing beyond my own headlights for miles, until a flash-ing of red and blue came distantly into view. I slowed, approached and passed. Two cars had collided head on. The bodies of five dead lay under sheets near the devas-tated wreckage. Midnight was 90 minutes away.At the church, a packed Christmas celebration of such candlelit, incense-infused magnificence occurred „ with chanting, bells, the sprinkling of holy water and all the sensuous ornamentation of celebra-tory life „ that Ive never been able to forget either the blood or the glory. And now its only Christmas Love I want for those who may still love the vic-tims of that long ago night. May they, with all of us, find it in themselves to cross the Delaware. Q COMMENTARY l s g o M m roger WILLIAMS


A4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2011 FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherMichelle Nogamnoga@floridaweekly.comEditor & Circulation Director Betty Reporters & ColumnistsScott Simmons Athena Ponushis Tim Norris Jan Norris Mary Jane Fine Artis Henderson Jeannette Showalter Nancy Stetson Linda Lipshutz Roger Williams Yona MishaninaPhotographersScott B. Smith Rachel Hickey Jose CasadoPrincipal DesignerScott Simmons ssimmons@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersHanna Isotalo Eric Raddatz Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Nick Bear Hannah Arnone Chris AndruskiewiczCirculationAlex Somerville Shawn Sterling Rachel HickeyAccount ExecutiveBarbara Shafer bshafer@floridaweekly.comBusiness Office ManagerKelli Caricokcarico@floridaweekly.comPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: FLORIDA WEEKLY 11380 Prosperity Farms Road, Suite 103 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 Phone 561.904.6470  Fax: 561.904.6456 Subscriptions:Call 561.904.6470 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state  $59.95 out-of-state If Newt Gingrich is the Republican nominee, he promises to hound Presi-dent Barack Obama until he agrees to appear with him at a series of Lincoln-Douglas-style three-hour debates. This is a cutting-edge Gingrich proposal „ that he has been making since at least 1992. Back then, he was challenging Boston Mayor Ray Flynn to Lincoln-Douglas debates on urban issues. Gingrichs obsession with the clash between Abra-ham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in the 1858 Illinois Senate race isnt new and interesting; it is a trope of his going back decades. The New NewtŽ surging in the Republican polls overlaps so signifi-cantly with the former version that the Old NewtŽ should be suing for copy-right infringement. The New Newt talks of teaching a course as president; the Old Newt came to grief teaching a course as House speaker. The New Newt is outraging the left by saying poor kids should work; the Old Newt provoked his opponents by saying more kids should be in orphan-ages. The New Newts presidential cam-paign has at times seemed a vast book tour; the Old Newt immediately got embroiled in a controversy over a multi-million-dollar book deal as speaker. The New Newt says hes 68 years old and therefore has mellowed and matured, but the Gingrich story is less the tale of a slow evolution toward steadiness and wisdom than the fable of the scorpion and the frog. The scorpion stung the frog as it hitched a ride across the river because it couldnt help itself. Newt is intellectually frenetic by nature. Theres something tremendously invigorating about this. They called Lin-coln oldŽ when he was in his 30s, a tes-tament to his gravity. Newt feels young even though hes about as old as Ronald Reagan when he ran in 1980. If Franklin Roosevelt was like a bottle of cham-pagne, according to Winston Churchill, Gingrich is like a snort of helium. His volatility makes it impossible to make any statement about him as a gen-eral-election candidate with assurance. Will he enthuse the Republican base? Yes, right up to the moment he stops enthusing it with some jarring provocation. Will he beat President Obama in the debates? Yes, right up until he makes an ill-tempered comment that washes away all his impressive knowl-edge and brilliant formulations. Will he be the bipartisan healer, the partisan bomb-thrower or the post-partisan big thinker? Yes, yes and yes. All that is predictable about Newt is that he is unpredictable, and, irresist-ibly, an election that should be about President Obama and his record will become about the heat and light gener-ated by his electric performance. Thats the way it was as speaker, too. Eventu-ally, he wore out his welcome in epic fashion. More than a decade after he was cashiered as speaker, hes back on the basis of his superlative handling of the debates. He is better-informed and has more philosophical depth than any of his rivals. Despite all his meanderings through the years, he knows how to win over a conservative audience as well as anyone. The debates have held out the alluring promise of a New Newt. But beware: The Old Newt lurks. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Youve been negotiating all my life,Ž Anjali Appadurai told the plenary ses-sion of the U.N.s 17th Conference of Parties,Ž or COP 17, the official title of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. Appadurai, a student at the ecologically focused College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, addressed the plenary as part of the youth delegation. She con-tinued: In that time, youve failed to meet pledges, youve missed targets, and youve broken promises. But youve heard this all before.Ž After she finished her address, she moved to the side of the podium, off microphone, and in a manner familiar to anyone who has attended an Occupy protest, shouted into the vast hall of staid diplomats, Mic check!Ž A crowd of young people stood up, and the call-and-response began: Appadurai: Equity now!ŽCrowd: Equity now!ŽAppadurai: Youve run out of excuses!ŽCrowd: Youve run out of excuses!ŽAppadurai: Were running out of time!ŽCrowd: Were running out of time!ŽAppadurai: Get it done!ŽCrowd: Get it done!ŽThat was at the official closing plenary session of COP 17. The negotiations were extended in hopes of avoiding complete failure. At issue were argu-ments over words and phrases „ for instance, the replacement of legal agreementŽ with an agreed o utcome with legal force,Ž which is said to have won over India to the Durban Platform.The countries in attendance agreed to a schedule that would lead to an agreement by 2015, which would commit all countries to reduce emissions starting no sooner than 2020, eight years into the future.Eight years from now is a death sentence on Africa,Ž Nigerian environ-mentalist Nnimmo Bassey, chairperson of Friends of the Earth International, told me. For every one-degree Cel-sius change in temperature, Africa is impacted at a heightened level.Ž He lays out the extent of the immediate threats in his new book about Africa, To Cook a Continent.Ž Bassey is one among many concerned with the profound lack of ambition embodied in the Durban Platform, which delays actual, legally binding reductions in emissions until 2020 at the earliest, whereas scientists globally are in over-whelming agreement: The stated goal of limiting average global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahren-heit) will soon be impossible to achieve. The International Energy Agency, in its annual World Energy Outlook released in November, predicted cumulative CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions over the next 25 years amount to three-quar-ters of the total from the past 110 years, leading to a long-term average tempera-ture rise of 3.5 (degrees) C.ŽDespite optimistic pronouncements to the contrary, many believe the Kyoto Protocol died in Durban. Pablo Solon, the former Bolivian ambassador to the United Nations and former chief climate negotia-tor for that poor country, now calls Kyoto a zombie agreement,Ž staggering forward for another five or seven years, but with-out force or impact. On the day after the talks concluded, Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent announced that Can-ada was formally withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol. Expected to follow are Russia and Japan, the very nation where the 1997 meeting was held that gives the Kyoto Protocol its name. The largest polluter in world history, the United States, never ratified the Kyoto Protocol and remains defiant. Both Bassey and Solon refer to the o utcome of Durban as a form of climate apartheid.ŽDespite the pledges by President Barack Obama to restore the United States to a position of leadership on the issue of climate change, the trajectory from Copenhagen in 2009, to Cancun in 2010, and, now, to Durban reinforces the state-ment made by then-President George H.W. Bush prior to the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, the forerunner to the Kyoto Pro-tocol, when he said, The American way of life is not up for negotiation.ŽThe American way of lifeŽ can be measured in per capita emissions of carbon. In the U.S., on average, about 20 metric tons of CO2 is released into the atmosphere annually, one of the top 10 on the planet. Hence, a popular sticker in Durban read Stop CO2lonialism.Ž By comparison, China, the country that is the largest emitter currently, has per capita emissions closer to 5 metric tons, ranking it about 80th. Indias popu-lation emits a meager 1.5 tons per capita, a fraction of the U.S. level. So it seems U.S. intransigence, its unwillingness to get off its fossil-fuel addiction, effectively killed Kyoto in Durban, a key city in South Africas fight against apartheid. That is why Anjali Appadurais closing words were imbued with a sense of hope brought by this new generation of climate activists: (Nelson) Mandela said, It always seems impossible, until its done. So, distinguished delegates and govern-ments around the world, governments of the developed world, deep cuts now. Get it done.Ž 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 l O s a p t e rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe myth of the new Newt t s m o t s amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Climate Apartheid Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2011 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC.


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These cats are also called Heming-way cats,Ž after the ones kept by Ernest Hemingway. Q Dogs who bite children often have no priors, according to Veterinary Econom-ics magazine, which reported on research from the journal Injury Prevention. In a study of 100 dog bites from 103 dogs presented at a behavior clinic over a four-year period, 20 percent of the dogs had never bitten anyone, and of those who had, 33 percent had never bitten a child before. Researchers think anxiety or pain may play a part in uncharacteristic aggres-sion. Three-quarters of the biters exhib-ited anxiety when separated from their owners or when exposed to loud noises, such as thunderstorms or fireworks. Half of the biting dogs had conditions such as skin or bone growths, eye or liver problems, kidney disease, hormonal condi-tions or infection. Q Cats may be the No. 1 pet in the United States in terms of popular-ity, but dogs rule at the veterinary office. According to the American Veterinary Medi-cal Association, dogs average 2.6 veterinary visits per year, while cats top out at 1.7. Q Yawning is contagious among people, and researchers from the School of Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London have shown for the first time what pet lovers have known all along „ that dogs can also catch our yawns. Researchers said the presence of con-tagious yawning in dogs suggests that dogs possess the capacity for a rudi-mentary form of empathy. Q Not all cats like catnip. The ability to appreciate the herb is genetic, with slightly more cats in the fan club than not. These hard-wired preferences arent immediately apparent, though, since kit-tens under the age of three months dont react to catnip at all. Among those cats who do like catnip, youll find two basic kinds of reactions: Your cat may seem to become a lazy drunk, or a wired-up crazy. 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(Cosmetic surgeons told BBC News in November that theyre already preparing procedures for the inevitable wave of regretted decisions.) Modern miracles The lives of many choking victims have been saved by the Heimlich Maneuver „ even one received inadvertently, such as the one a Leesburg, Fla., motorist gave himself in 2001, after gagging on a ham-burger, then losing control and smashing into a utility pole. As he was thrust against the steering wheel, the burger dislodged. Q In November 2011, as the mother of 8-year-old Laci Davis drove her to a Cincinnati hospital after a locket stuck in her throat and caused her to double over in pain, Mom hit a pothole, which jarred Laci and dislodged the locket loose into her stomach (later to come out naturally). Not-so-funny pranks It seemed a rare event (first reported in 1994 but initially regarded as an urban legendŽ). However, twice now recently, workers have played a particularly danger-ous prank on a colleague. A month after the recent News of the Weird story about Gareth Durrants lawsuit in England against co-workers who had inserted a compressed-air hose into his rectum, a carpenters assis-tant in Nicosia, Cyprus, was jailed for 45 days for pulling the same stunt on his col-league, rupturing his large intestine.People with perksQ Sometimes professionals who overbill for their hours go too far, claiming obviously impossible schedules, such as lawyers News of the Weird reported on in 1992 and 1994 (one, a Raleigh, N.C., lawyer, submitted one client bills averaging nearly 1,200 hours a month „ even though a month only has 744 hours). New York City officials said in October 2011, however, that its quite possible that city prison psychiatrist Dr. Quazi Rahman actually did work 141 hours one week, including 96 straight (because of a shortage of staff and because he could properly nap during his shifts). They ordered him to return only a tiny amount of his $500,000 in overtime payments for the last year. Q Corruption in some Latin American prisons has allowed powerful criminals to buy extraordinary privileges behind bars. News of the Weirds report on Venezuelas San Antonio prison in July described the imperial reign of one drug lord-inmate, who presided over a per-sonal armory, a local-community drug market and private parties (and with his own DirecTV account). In a sur-prise raid in November on a prison in Acapulco, Mexico, the usual drugs and weapons turned up, but also 100 fighting roosters for daily gambling, along with a prisoners two pet peacocks.Bulletproof and beautifulQ Ten years ago, the fashionable bulletproof clothing industry was in its infancy, with Miss Israel creating a stir at the 2001 Miss Universe pageant with a bulletproof evening gown. Since then, technology and design improvements (along with more rich people!) have enabled leading stylist Miguel Caballero of Colombia to add to his fashion line. The New Yorker reported in September 2011 that Mr. Caballero had made a bul-letproof dinner jacket for Sean Combs and kimono for Steven Seagal, and that Mr. Caballero clothes are available in strengths of bullet-stopping, from 9 mmŽ to Uzi.Ž Cocktails taste betterRumors that daring youth are inserting tampons soaked in vodka into body orifices to speed alcohol delivery have been around for at least 10 years. Curi-ously, the only regular-sourced news stories come from TV stations in Phoe-nix (KNXV-TV in 2009 and KPHO-TV in 2011), and the urban legendsŽ source calls the whole idea farfetched. Nonetheless, in November 2011, a school resource officer told KPHOs Elizabeth Erwin that there are docu-mented casesŽ and that guys,Ž too, engage by inserting the tampons into their rectums. Dr. Dan Quan of the Mar-icopa Medical Center cautioned against the practice, warning of the dangers of mucosal irritation.Militia newsAnti-government survivalists engaged in high-profile standoffs have made News of the Weird „ most recently the story of Ed Brown and his wife and supporters, resisting a federal tax bill, holed up for nine months in the New Hampshire woods near Plainfield in 2007. (The Browns were arrested by a U.S. marshal who tricked his way inside.) The longest-running standoff now is probably that of John Joe Gray, 63, and his extended family in a 47-acre, well-fortified compound in Trinidad, Texas, southeast of Dallas. They have lived ascetic settlers lives since Mr. Gray jumped bail in 2000 on a traffic charge. Mr. Gray has said he feels free on his land and warned authorities bet-ter bring plenty of body bagsŽ if they try to re-arrest him. Q NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


A8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2011 FLORIDA WEEKLY says by phone from Sarasota. My dad strapped me on himself and wed do a few turns through the globe. That was my first encounter.Ž And he was hooked.I started riding motorcycles when I was 2 years old,Ž he says, adding, Some kids, their parents want them to be ath-letes.Ž Not this family.The premise is simple: Mr. Urias, his brother Melvin and Melvins fiance, Olga Surnina, race on motorcycles at speeds up to 60 mph inside a 16-foot steel sphere. Erwin Urias wife, Jodie, an aerialist, stands in the middle of the globe as the motorcycles zip around her, just as his mom, Kathia, did with his father, Victor. Its a tradition the Urias great-grandfather Jose created nearly century ago, when he crafted the familys original globe of heavy steel strapping and hand-pounded steel rivets to hold the straps together. The family no longer uses that globe, built in 1912. Our globe is 100 years old. It has since been retired. A couple of muse-ums would like to exhibit it,Ž Mr. Urias says. But much of the familys act has changed with the times. So what can audiences expect?In the newest stunt they can see, we have one of the few females in the world who can ride (in the globe). Olga is an acrobat,Ž Mr. Urias says of his future sister-in-law. People come out and see another motorcycle go inside, then she rips that helmet off. A girl can do any-thing a guy can do.Ž And there are some things a girl can do that a guy cant. We are doing an aerial stunt inside the globe. My wife is suspended by her neck revolving 360 degrees while the motorcycles are roaring around her,Ž Mr. Urias says. It took a lot of time, patience and calculation. Normally, when the lady stands in the middle, you can see her. Now that she is above us, she is blind to us we cant see her and she cant see us.Ž Everything hinges on that timing „ if one of their souped-up 125cc Yamaha motorcycles were to stall, the entire cast would be in peril. That makes them appreciate the vehicles all the more. We are also bringing the Orange County Chopper that was specifically made for Ringling Bros. For us its going to be exciting because we love that motorcycle,Ž he says. We put all the time into our machinery, so its nice to appreciate something of that caliber.Ž Actually, Mr. Urias says, it is nice to have time to do anything in addition to work. We travel about 10 months out of the year. The show tours from the end of December to the end of November. We take that break to come up with something new, something exciting,Ž he says. So that next time Ringling comes to town, youre seeing a whole new show, or different rendition from the last.Ž Home base for the family is Sarasota, but one bonus to being the road is fam-ily time. From childhood on, Ive always traveled with my parents, and as an adult, I travel with my wife and my children,Ž he says. The Uriases have an 11-year-old son and a 7-year-old daughter. The circus provides the children with day care and tutors while the family is the road. But Mr. Urias says being on the road offers children lessons they cannot get in a classroom. I had an exceptional childhood, mostly because it was filled with phe-nomenal people,Ž he says. I had the opportunity to learn different cultures, learn different languages.Ž Travel aside, Mr. Urias says he is happy to entertain fellow Floridians. I love living here and its great to be able to do stuff in our own state,Ž he says. Q BARNUMFrom page 1 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baileys Barnum Bash will bring clowns, elephants and acrobats when the circus comes to town. New with this show is the troupe of the Ringling Bros. Ringlettes, who will host the show. The circus promises a pre-show party that will take place an hour before the show on the arena floor. Attendees can learn dance moves from clown DJ Dean, learn balancing and juggling skills, meet and take pic-tures with circus stars and participate in a backstage visit that includes an up-close look at the animal menagerie. In addition the Urias familys Motorcycle Mania, circus-goers can see Dimitri the Strong Man, Epic Asian Elephants, Wheel of Steel and hand balancers. Expect to see Jodie Urias doing aerial acrobatics. Jodie is an acccomplished aerialist. And she is first-generation circus,Ž says her husband, motorcyclist Erwin Urias. She puts a lot of her energy into the love of the aerial artistry.Ž And this go-round promises to be an intimate show. Youre so close to the ring, youre going to be amazed by all the incred-ible things that Barnum Bash is going to bring.Ž Q The sights of the circus lettes s r n g caerial a c p s ci b a n Ur i her t h e a An ises >> What: Barnum Bash in West Palm Beach >> When: 7 p.m. Dec. 27 and Dec. 28; 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 29 and Dec. 30; 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 31; and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Jan. 1. >> Where: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. >> Cost: $50 ( oor seats), $27 (lower riser seats) $20 (upper riser seats) >> Contact: 800-745-3000 or www.ringling. com


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For example: it wouldnt seem like such a chore to “ nd a dress for the neighbors New Years party, planning a family cruise in February and all the bathing suits that go with it wouldnt be as horrifying, and looking through photos of the last year wouldnt dredge up so many negative feelings about weight.If losing 10 lbs is on your wish-list this year, the least you can do is treat yourself the way you take care of everyone else. Around the holidays, if you carefully consider what would bring a smile to afamily members face and choose a gift accordingly, why wouldnt you do the same for yourself? 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Brian Berman, vice president of mall owner Berman Enterprises, said We are very pleased to welcome Hot Yoga Downtown to our center „ it is a wonderful complement to our stable of healthy, lifestyle oriented tenants.Ž All classes are geared towards beginners and are customized to each stu-dent, based on different needs and lev-els. HYD is a greenŽ yoga studio with healthy heat with fresh oxygen and UV filtered air that removes all bacteria and impurities with non-absorbent bacte-ria free floor and the latest in wireless amplification, according to the state-ment. Hot Yoga Downtown is expected to open in the first quarter of 2012. Q Tax collector Gannon receives excellence awardPalm Beach County Tax Collector Anne M. Gannon received the Excel-lence in Financial Operations AwardŽ from the Florida Tax Collectors Asso-ciation. Achievement is measured in innovation and automation, annual audit report, customer focus and budgeting. The FTCAs review of Gannons financial operations cited a flawless audit report, outstanding customer service delivery and excellence in technological innovations, according to a statement from Ms. Gannons office. Gannons agency is responsible for the collection and distribution of revenues in excess of $3.1 billion annu-ally. The office manages driver license services, which includes the Homeland Security Real ID implementation, and handles approximately 725,000 property tax transactions. The Florida Tax Collectors Association has been in existence since 1929. FTCA is a statewide association of the states 67 Tax Collectors. FTCA pro-vides member education and specific recommendations to the Florida Legis-lature to improve efficiencies and pro-tect the due process rights of citizens in the collection of taxes. Q


A10 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2011 FLORIDA WEEKLY Lee’s Tae Kwon Do Academy Master Lees Checklist1 Concentration: Builds clarity and focus 2 Basics: Provides the foundation 3 Forms: Improves your balance 4 Self Defense: Provides self protection 5 Br eaking Technique: Builds con“ dence 6 Free Sparring: Improves re” exes 7 One-Step Sparring: Develops judgment of distance 8 Alternate Free Sparring: Builds self-control GRAND MASTER CHU YOUNG LEE, TEACHING MARTIAL ARTS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY SINCE 1984 y Kick Boxing y Judo y Hapkido y Jujitsu y Women’s Self Defense y Anti-Bully Two-Week Tae Kwon Do Trial only $49! 779 Northlake Blvd, North Palm Beach www.LeesTaeKwonDoAcademy.com881-7070 Call or drop in to “ nd out about our back-to-school specials and Local after-school pick-up program Holiday Gift Certificates Pucci & CatanaLuxury Pet Boutique DESIGNERS 3USAN,ANCIs,OLA3ANTOROs"OW(AUS.9# ,OU,UXIE0ARISs%MRE.EW9ORKs5NLEASHED,IFE /SCAR.EWMAN#OUTUREs$EAN4YLERs(ARTMAN2OSE &IFTH!VENUE3OUTH.APLESsrr 6IA-IZNER7ORTH!VENUE0ALM"EACHsrr 3HOP/NLINEWWWPUCCIANDCATANACOM /PENDAYSAWEEKAMrPM HAPPY HOLIDAYS 3!6%5SE#ODE0UCCI3(/0/.,).% PUCCIANDCATANACOM „ Collateral Damage,Ž by H. Terrell Griffin. Oceanview. 360 pages. $25.95.Terry Griffins novels have a most attractive narra-tive ease. Nothing seems rushed as we move with the characters from one location to another „ which often means from one restaurant, pub, or dive to another „ enjoy-ing an eating-and-drinking tour of Long-boat Key and its environs. Business and friendship coexist in these sub-tropical neighborhood eater-ies. There is a tension in the dialogue, as questions are raised and explana-tions explored about the pressing crimi-nal matters at hand. This balance of ease and tension, of pointed concern and light-hearted banter, of indulgence and discipline, gives Mr. Griffins novels their unique charm and energy. Throw in his idyllic portraits of coastal South-west Florida and a delightful cast of cen-tral characters, and youve got surefire reading pleasure. Collateral DamageŽ is no exception. Heres the setup: One day after his wed-ding at the local Hilton, the groom is murdered on the beach by a sniper. The mans father, a wealthy businessman with whom Matt Royal served in Viet-nam, asks Matt to look into the matter. Is it a coincidence that three other homi-cides take place on a Sarasota Bay din-ner cruise the same day as the grooms murder? If not, then whats the link? Matt, retired lawyer and intrepid freelance crime fighter, soon gathers togeth-er his old friends and loyal comrades in arms to pursue the investigation. Mr. Griffins readers will always be pleased to reunite with Logan Hamilton and Jock Algren, the latter being a promi-nent agent for a top-secret government security agency that is even more pow-erful than the familiar alphabet agen-cies. Involved in the case as well is Longboat Key Police Det. J.D. Duncan, a forceful and attractive woman whose friendship with Matt is cautiously moving toward romance. Before long, Matt himself is targeted, and the likelihood is that a powerful group with Asian connections is behind the Longboat Key attacks and similar ones elsewhere in the United States. More and more, the threat seems focused on American individuals who served in the Vietnam War, or the children of such former sol-diers. Moreover, the friend who has called upon Matt for help „ a man who saved Matts life in Vietnam „ does not seem to be entirely forthcoming. The investigation requires cooperation between the offi-cial investigators „ J. D., her boss and to some extent Jocks agency „ and the unofficial ones like Matt and Logan. The team works well together, cov-ering a lot of territory in and around the Sarasota-Tampa area, other parts of Florida and the Bahamian Abaco Islands. Matt and company must probe the mysterious Otto Founda-tion and the sinister Vietnam-era Operation Thanatos before getting to the bottom of things. Mr. Griffins plot has plenty of complications, twists and turns. He takes us from ques-tion to surmise to answer to new question with skill, allow-ing whats murky to clar-ify through the efforts, both physical and cerebral, of his key characters. The suspense thermometer registers increas-ing heat as the dangers mul-tiply. The authors signature mood and tone give readers a splendid vision of Southwest Floridas aura and Matt Royals karma. Collateral DamageŽ is a fine addition to the burgeoning canon of Florida mystery fiction.About H. Terrell (“Terry”) GriffinMr. Griffin has spent his adult life soldiering, studying, lawyering and writ-ing. Born in Waycross, Ga., he moved to Sanford, Fla., at the age of 12. Upon high school graduation, he served for three years on active duty in the U.S. Army. He earned degrees in history and law at Mercer University. He was an editor of the Mercer Law Review and received the Delta Theta Phi Award for Outstand-ing Scholarship. Upon graduation, he returned to Central Florida and prac-ticed law for 38 years. His first novel, Longboat BluesŽ became a regional bestseller following publication in 2005. His next, Mur-der KeyŽ (2006), was an immediate hit. Blood IslandŽ (2008) had a second printing within three weeks and was a finalist for the USA Book News National Best Book of 2008 in the Mys-tery/Suspense category. It won several other awards as well. Wyatts Revenge,Ž released nationwide in 2009, was named as National Best Book of The Year in the mystery/suspense category by USA Book News. Bitter Legacy,Ž another hit, was reviewed in these pages this past January. Q f w i r i i phil JASON O FLORIDA WRITERSThe suspense thermometer rises with this chilling mysteryGriffin


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However, the approaching holidays often inspire us to look within and to reconsid-er the important aspects of our lives we either overlook or deliberately neglect. There is so much to be gained when we slow down, taking care to consider all that we cherish. For many of us, the past year has brought discouraging setbacks or wor-risome anxieties or fears. We all know how hard it may be to face the day when things are bleak, and we dont believe there are many options. Now is the time, more than ever, to reach within for our inner resilience and spirit. Lets not beat ourselves up or obsessively dwell on what we cannot change. Rather, lets look back at our disappointments to gain insight and learn valuable lessons. Sometimes, we spend too much time in relationships or situations that bring us down, or dampen our spirit. Letting go of certain obligations that drain us, may be an important step in promoting self-care. Look for ways to add depth and new meaning in your everyday life. For example, commit to activities that are uplifting „ a challenging course, an inspiring book, meaningful volunteer work or an energizing exercise routine. Its important to clarify which of our relationships offer us feelings of comfort, camaraderie and trust. Theres value in letting go of the belief that ourŽ way is the best way. Reaching out differently to people may open up the possibility of expanding or renewing gratifying con-nections. If we refuse to let go of our stubborn indignation, we may miss oth-ers efforts to reach out or extend an olive branch. Sometimes, it requires a leap of faith to let another person in, or to let down the barriers to being close. If we give the ones we care about the benefit of the doubt „ assume the best of intentions, not the worst „ we may discover that the other person will come through for us in a powerful way. Can we find a way to lighten up? Can we let go of our harsh judgments „ not only of other people, but as importantly, of ourselves? We live in a competitive age where we all have a tendency to set impossibly high standards, comparing ourselves to the Joneses,Ž and then beat ourselves up when we fall short. Oh, if only we were thin enough, rich enough, smart enough, cool enough. Fully accepting that we will never be perfect, nor should we aspire to, is the challenge. If only we could come to terms with the fact that we will never be perfect and truly accept ourselves as we are. Lately, we hear a lot of talk about showing gratitude. Instead of feeling sorry for what isnt working in our lives, weve been asked to step back and to feel true appreciation for what is going well. Amazingly it does work! It just takes some practice. It involves taking a few moments every day to deliberately notice the things that truly matter. If we are able to step out of our own shoes to look into the world of the other person we may be able to feel true empathy, and reach out to them in a profound way. Its a shame that it often takes a crisis, a health scare or the loss of a loved one to appreciate what we have. Laughter is powerful medicine and it doesnt cost anything. Sometimes, when we force ourselves to laugh and socialize we have a great time despite ourselves and shift ourselves to a more positive place. As we all know, the richest pleasures in life dont have to cost a lot of money „ laughing over a cup of coffee, taking a walk with a favorite friend. Lets find the time to take personal care and to immerse ourselves in pur-suits we feel passionate about. Lets free up our energy to be really mindful of our most important relationships: to define a path of making a significant difference. Dare we shut off all of our technology so we can truly focus on being present in our lives? Wishing all of you a happy, prosperous and peaceful New Year.„ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. A Palm Beach Gardens resident, she holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Gardens office at 630-2827, or at l i i u g m linda


A14 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2011 FLORIDA WEEKLY Mystery clocks have been popular since the 18th century. The clock seems to have no mechanism, yet keeps time. One of the most famous is the swing-ing-arm clock.Ž A tall classical figure, usually bronze, holds some long rods with a pendulum bob on the bottom and a ball with a clock face on the top. The pendulum swings back and forth and the clock keeps time. These clocks were made for display in jewelry-store windows because their motion attracted customers. One famous example was made by the Ansonia Clock Co. of Anso-nia, Conn. It is known as Gloria.Ž The winged figure of a woman in a revealing draped dress holds the large clock ball in her right hand. How the clock works is not really a mystery. The clock mech-anism is inside the ball. When wound, the pendulum moves back and forth for about eight days. Ansonia made these clocks in the early 1900s using different figures, including Huntress,Ž JunoŽ and Fisher.Ž The Gloria clock sold for $5,175 at a recent James D. Julia auction. Q: I was hoping you might be able to give me some information about my maple chair. It has a padded back and seat. I was told it is a cricket chair,Ž but I dont know what that is. A: A cricket chair is a small armchair or rocker with a back cushion and padded seat. The padded seat usually has a drop skirt. The chair has turned legs and posts. Nobody knows why its called a cricket chair.Q: My husband was left a majolica tobacco jar that must be about 100 years old. It originally belonged to his grandfather. Its in the shape of a mans head topped by a green hat brim. The man has longish hair and a large mustache, and hes wearing a blue collar and red cravat. Unfortunately, the hat that would be the tobacco jars top is missing. Would it still be worth something to a collector?A: Your tobacco jar, probably made in Europe, might sell without its top for about $50. With the top, it would sell for sever-al times that. You may be better off saving the heir-loom as a keepsake rather than trying to sell it. Q: My family has owned a cast-iron mechani-cal bank for more than 60 years. I understand it originally cost about $40. The base of the bank is titled Hometown Battery.Ž On the bases platform theres a base-ball pitcher, batter and catcher. You put a coin in the pitchers hand, press a lever and the coin is pitched past the batter and into the catchers coin slot. Embossed on the banks bottom are the words, Reproduced from Original in Collection of The Book of Knowledge.Ž What is the bank worth? A: Several thousand Book of KnowledgeŽ reproductions of 30 19th-century American cast-iron mechanical banks were made between 1957 and 1972. Yours is a copy of a bank originally titled Darktown Battery,Ž which featured black ballplayers (the players on your bank are white). The original bank, patented in 1888, was made by J. & E. Stevens Co. of Cromwell, Conn. The copies, made by Grey Iron Casting Co. of Mt. Joy, Pa., were cast from origi-nals, so they are slightly smaller than the original banks. The originals used as models for the cop-ies were in a collection assembled by Grolier Inc., the publisher of a chil-drens encyclopedia called The Book of Knowledge.Ž Thats how the reproduc-tions got their name. A reproduction bank like yours sells today for $50 to $100. Q: I have a copy of the August 1946 issue of Salute magazine with Mari-lyn Monroes photograph on the cover. Theres no picture credit saying its Monroe, but it definitely is. Any idea of the magazines value? It has been in a frame for 20-plus years. A: The Salute cover photo was taken before Marilyn Monroe ever made a movie and before she changed her name. She was born Norma Jean Mortenson in 1926. An Army photographer took her picture while she was working in a munitions factory during World War II. The photo was printed in Yank maga-zine in 1945. That led to her signing with a modeling agency and bleaching her hair blond. She appeared on several more magazine covers before she signed her first movie contract in August 1946 and changed her name to Marilyn Mon-roe. She died in 1962. Salute magazine was published from March 1946 until sometime in 1948. The masthead said it was produced by former editors and writers of Yank and Stars & Stripes.Ž It was meant to appeal to World War II veterans, but it didnt sell well and its focus was changed to a picture maga-zine for menŽ in February 1948. The magazine evidently went out of busi-ness later that year. The value of your magazine depends on its condition. In excellent shape, it could be worth $650. Tip: Save your wine corks. Cut them in thin slices with a bread knife and slide a piece under a wobbling chair leg„ Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTINGBeauties mark the march of time h h N c a terry COURTESY PHOTOThis 29-inch-high swing-ing-arm clock sold for $5,175 at a James D. Julia auction in Fairfield, Maine. It will keep time for eight days after it’s wound and will count the first hours of 2012. There aint no bigger tug of war in the financial markets these days than the oppos-ing forces of inflation and deflation. And which is winning? Well, it depends upon what day it is. As the World TurnsŽ was once a hit TV soap opera; it is now capi-tal markets reality as we live in very uncer-tain, volatile times in which major decisions about our future are seemingly being made at the meetings of the worlds central bank-ers, oft held weekly. The word inflation engenders fear in manyƒ unless, in the same breath, you whisper its polar opposite: deflation. That word can send shivers through most mortal central bankers. In fact, the Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has said that he would throw money out of a helicopter rather than endure deflation. Hence, before being known as The Bernank,Ž he was known as Helicopter Ben.Ž And if elected officials do not shudder at the thought of deflation, it might be because they really dont understand its very painful conse-quences. Inflation is a rise in prices and can be caused by monetary actions or by changes in supply and demand with monetary fac-tors held constant. Goods and services in an inflationary-spiral cost more and more. Deflation is the opposite, meaning the fall in prices of goods and services. Most stats use the CPI as a measure of inflation/deflation. While there are many reasons why govern-ment statistics are not to be trusted, these still remain the de facto measures. The CPI basket includes: housing, food, fuel, trans-portation, clothing, medical, etc. (See for presentation of CPI measured according to 1980 and 1990 defini-tions, which suggests that inflation is really a lot higher than the U.S. government would declare.) Most people understand that a variety of factors (endogenous to the U.S. and exog-enous to the U.S.) impact supply and demand and there-by influence the pricing of goods. Higher natural resource prices (often caused by increased world-wide demand) can be translated into higher gas pump and raw material prices; lower crop yields (reduced supply) can translate into higher food costs, etc. Most understand that there is an abundance of international labor „ movement of factories off the U.S. shores and outsourcing of services (such as call centers, lab techni-cians, doctors, economists), has become a standard for cutting costs. Between that and unemployment at 9 percent, it is hard to imagine wage inflation in the U.S. any time soon. But the current inflation/deflation tug of war being played out in the volatile, worldwide capital markets is not necessar-ily focused on the demand/supply for good and services; it is focused on monetary actions that have been taken and might be taken by the worlds central bankers. More specifically, the tug of war can be traced to actions already taken to devalue a currency so as to permit their respective country to become more prices competitive in the international market place and thereby engender growth in GDP; and pos-sible future actions to monetize their respective countrys sovereign debt. Mon-etization allows the technical repayment of the debt but with a paper currency of lesser value. Most recently, at the EU Summit on Friday Dec. 9, the world got some rather startling news. It seemed that the agreement needed to create an EU bank was NOT to be found; instead, Ger-many drove an agenda of austerity. And the markets do not think that is a viable option, in my opinion. Why wont austerity work? It is woefully hard for it to work in a highly leveraged country that has known an abundance of wasteful spending. A fall in the countries GDP can make repayment of debt impossible. If GDP weakens, tax revenues are generally lower and the ability to pay off debt is diminished. It seemed that Germany wanted Britain, Switzerland, Finland, etc. to agree to auster-ity measures that would be adopted by 17 EU countries already in this currency mess. Britain didnt like the idea and vetoed that proposal. Beyond that, the summit gave approval for the European Stability Mecha-nisms bailout funds to be capped at some $650 billionƒand the market took it as a drop in the EUs bad loans bailout bucket.Ž So, the world got this surprising news and feared a full blown or mini-deflation in Europe (spreading into the rest of the world). And many capital markets went topsy-turvy. What to do? Embrace a fully diversified portfolio, diversified far beyond just equities and bonds, and consider the merits of alter-native investment assets that are not cor-related to traditional portfolios and which allow both long and short positions to be taken. As always recommended, consult with your investment adviser. Q „ Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 5718896. For midweek commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst 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 & INVESTINGThe big tug of war W m s b p s m jeannette SHOWALTER CFA


BY NANCI THEORET Special to Florida WeeklyTHERES OIL IN THEM THAR HILLS. OK, maybe a slight exaggeration; Southwest Florida is, after all, flat. But just 30 miles inland from Naples, Fort Myers and area beaches threatened by last years Deepwater Horizon disas-ter, a dozen oil wells churn out nearly 2,800 barrels daily „ much as they have for nearly 70 years. Owned by Collier Resources and operated by California-based BreitBurn Energy Partners, the Sunniland Trend, an oil reserve extending from Fort Myers to Miami, has produced more than 120 million barrels since oil was first discovered 12 miles south of Immokalee in 1943, says Tom Jones, senior vice president of Collier Resources, a minerals management company jointly owned by the Barron Collier Companies and Collier Enterprises. Today, as state lawmakers continue to debate the pros and cons of offshore oil drilling along Floridas coast and ponder a bill introduced last week that seeks to rejuvenate wells drilled before 1981, fields in Lee, Hendry and Collier „ from Lehigh Acres to the Big Cypress National Pre-serve „ continue to produce nearly half of Floridas oil. Jay, a small town in the Panhandle, is the only other inland oil-producing region in the state. Combined, these wells have produced 600 million barrels without incident or environmen-tal impact. Wait: Oil production in Florida? For many Florida residents the introduction of House Bill 87 by Rep. Matt Hudson, R-Naples, was an eye-opener, to say the least. The bill advocates the re-explora-tion of abandoned inland oil wells „ a move that could ante up the states oil-producing cache while creating jobs and tax revenue. Sure, proposals that would permit off-shore drilling continue to loom over the state and on the minds of many residents and tourists, but on-shore oil production is part of Floridas history, too, and it happened right in Collier County.A century of drilling Although oil production in Florida has never reached the scale of Texas or the Middle East, exploration traces its history back to the turn of last century, when wildcatters were lured here by Indian folklore and dreams of striking it rich. The search for Floridas black gold cen-tered on the Panhandle and the 1.3 mil-lion acres owned by Barron Gift Col-lier, who was convinced his land would fuel Americas growing demand for oil. Early oil exploration proved fruitless until Sept. 26, 1943, when after decades of failed attempts and dozens of dry holes throughout the Panhandle and Southwest Florida, the Humble Oil & Refining Co. struck pay dirt at Sunniland just south of Immokalee. Humble, which later became Exxon, spent $1 million and reached a depth of 11,626 feet before tapping into the reserve. Sunniland No. 1 became Floridas first producing oil well. Although Mr. Collier never lived to see his speculation prove true, Humble Oil, which leased the mineral rights to Sunni-land through Collier Resources, claimed the $50,000 incentive offered by state legislators who were eager to see Florida become an oil-producing state. The com-pany donated the money plus an addi-tional $10,000 to the University of Florida and the Florida State College for Women. Oil at Sunniland was discovered after a decade of seismic testing and numer-ous dry holes throughout Collier, Lee and Hendry counties „ a process involving the first big-wheeled swamp buggy in the country, according to a 2004 Petroleum Age article recounting the search for oil in Florida. Back in the old days they used gravity surveys and gravity anomalies,Ž says Mr. Jones. It was traditional wildcatting. Oil forms in pockets so it really was specula-tion. Thats why historically there are a lot of dry holes put down in Florida. The challenge is to find those pockets of oil, which are not necessarily large. Some of these fields are 1,000 acres over 2 square miles.Ž Sunniland No. 1 initially produced 140 barrels of oil a day before eventually settling down to 20 barrels. But the dis-covery of oil unleashed a fury of wild-cat wells and within a decade, the field was producing 500,000 barrels annually from 11 wells. Sunniland Trend remained Floridas top producer until 1964, when after 34 dry holes and $10 million, Sun Oil tapped into the Felda field in nearby Hendry County. Oil was discovered in Jay in 1970, where 70 wells produced tens of millions of barrels annually until Exxon abandoned its operations in 2007 „ the same year BreitBurn Florida took over operations at 15 wells for Collier Resources, which retains the mineral rights to 800,000 acres in the three-county region. Last year, BreitBurn cranked up its oil production with new horizontal wells at the Raccoon Point Field, which accounts for more than half of its Florida production. Its capital spending in Florida in 2010 was approxi-mately $24 million. Additional Sunniland Trend fields were discovered at Bear Island and Raccoon Point in 1972 and 1978, respectively. Both operations began before the land became part of the Big Cypress National Preserve and have yielded a combined output of 31 million barrels. The Sunniland Oil Trend has one of the highest on-shore per-well flow rates in the country. Oil tapped in Southwest Florida is piped into storage facilities, which, when full, are transported by tanker trucks to Port Everglades and periodically emp-tied into barges. Those barges transport Floridas black gold across the Gulf of Mexico to refineries in Texas, explained Mr. Jones. Of course, finding oil today is a little more scientific than it was during those fledgling wildcat days. Depth-penetrating oil-locating sound waves reduce the need to drill multiple exploratory wells. Today, its more precise,Ž says Mr. Jones. They use a 3D seismic process, to identify oil.Ž Floridas inland oil production „ topping 600 million barrels since 1943 „ has occurred without a hitch. Inland oil production, especially in the Sunniland Trend, is a different animal than deepwa-ter offshore drilling, says Mr. Jones. We dont have the prospect of a blow out, which is something that occurs at the well head,Ž he says. Our wells are two miles deep and the oil rises on a couple of hun-dred feet. All of these wells are pumped. Theres no free flow to the surface.ŽReopening old oil fieldsIts that almost-risk-free venture Rep. Hudson is advocating with HB 87, which will offer tax incentives for tapping into wells drilled before 1981 in South-west Florida and the Panhandle. His bill could step up Floridas oil production by next summer. The House Energy & Utilities Subcommittee voted 10-4 last week in favor of the proposal that would open up 16 Florida oil fields, including five in Southwest Florida. In an official statement, Collier Resources said it was not aware of Mr. Hudsons proposal but does believe that additional onshore drilling in Flor-ida can provide many benefits includ-ing new jobs. Oil drilling in Southwest Florida, ongoing for over 60 years, has proven to be an economic advantage generating tax revenues and creating jobs all in an environmentally sensitive manner.Ž Crude oil production around the world BARRELS/DAYRussia 9,900,000Saudi Arabia 9,800,000United States 9,100,000Texas 962,338Alaska 670,553California 536,800Florida: Sunniland Trend 2,800Iran 4,200,000* Source: MSNBC, “Bubbling Crude: America’s top six oil-producing states,” June 6, 2011; and U.S. Energy Information Administration FLORIDA PARK SERVICE COLLECTION / COURTESY PHOTO A drilling platform in the Everglades in the 1970s. Oil extraction continues there to this day. “Generally, people don’t realize oil production is occurring right here in Florida and Southwest Florida.” — Tom Jones, senior vice president of Collier ResourcesFlorida is Oil CountryLegislature looks to expand inshore drillingBUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESS INDUSTRY WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2011 A15 SEE DRILLING, A16 X


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Currently she lives and works in Palm Beach Gardens.ACTIVITIES: My main activities right now are working with two charities’ that are near to my heart, Caron Renaissance Lifesaver foundation and Little Smiles. BEST THING ABOUT THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY: The satisfaction and joy I feel when I accomplish my goal of placing a family with their dream home and the amazing friendships I have built over the years with my clients.TOUGHEST PART OF THE JOB: Is that there isn’t enough hours in the day and I can’t clone myself.OUR JOBS WOULD BE EASIER IF: If there wasn’t so much misinformation on the internet and in the mediaADVICE FOR A NEW AGENT: Really study your market, remember that time kills deals and always stay in touch with your buyers and sellers.A QUOTE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH OUR READERS: There is no better time to buy real estate than now!! Carla Christenson Save Shaar Hagai Canaans Please log onto to sign the petition and help support our cause. Thank you! The End of the Canaans at Shaar Hagai? Shaar Hagai Kennels is facing a serious legal suit by the Israel Government Lands Authority who intend to evict us and the dogs from the place where we have been living for nearly 42 years. To anyone who is not familiar with the history here, when I immigrated to Israel I chose to live in an isolated and derelict spot, with a few build-ings that were built by the British during the mandate years, and were abandoned from the time they left. This was my form of Zionism to breed and preserve the Ca-naan Dog, the national and natural breed of Israel, and one of the few original breeds still existing in the world, in a place that was also worth preservingWe chose to live here, in an isolated place that was in a condition of near total ruin when we moved here, without electricity or phone for 17 years, because it was a place where we could breed dogs, the Canaan Dogs, without bothering anyone. We entered with a contract, and only after a number of years did we discover that the authority that we signed with had no rights over the place. For all the years we have been here, we have attempted to resolve the problem and legalize our position, with JVU[PU\LKJVU[HJ[^P[O[OLH\[OVYP[PLZ[VUVLLJ[PUMHJ[^LOH]LILLUPNUVYLK(UKnow they have decided, after total refusal to even enter into mediation, to evict us. Their only plans are to demolish the place.The Canaan Dog has great importance as one of the last representatives of the natural KVNHZP[^HZ^OLUP[YZ[ILJHTLHZZVJPH[LK^P[OTHU0UTVZ[WSHJLZ[OLZLKVNZhave disappeared, but here in Israel there are still dogs living in nature and with the Bedouin that can be brought in to strengthen the gene pool. This can not be done anywhere else.Eviction will be a huge and disastrous blow to the breeding and preservation of the Canaan Dog, both here and in the world. I have dedicated all my resources to the breeding of the dogs and their care. My daughter was born here, and my grandchil-dren have been born here, and the family is united in their love for what we are doing OLYLHUK[OLULLK[VJVU[PU\L>LKVUV[OH]L[OLYLZV\YJLZHUKUHUJPHSWVZZPIPSP[`of buying new land and building new kennels. Just the legal costs of trying to defend ourselves is a huge burden.We are turning to our friends and those that are aware of what we have been doing HUK[OLZPNUPJHUJLVMP[[V[Y`[VNHPUZ\WWVY[[OH[TH`OLSWPU\LUJL[OLKLJPZPVUmakers. Please support us by signing our petition page, by sending us a note of support, by passing the word on to anyone who may have some PU\LUJLHUKOLSW\Z[VJVU[PU\L^P[O[OL*HUHHU+VNZH[:OHHY/ HNHP2LUULSZ-Myrna Shiboleth In Loving Memory of:Isabeau Cana me Shaar Hagai --See a further explanation of the situation: The Habibi Diaries - Please Sign the Petition The cultural & historical signi“ cance of these indigenous dogs is important. Isabeau's wild born father was a gift from the Bedouin. 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Clubhouse w/tennis, gym, heated lap pool. Quick close. Priced to sell. $399,000 ADMIRALS COVE CUSTOM WATERFRONTRARE SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP. Minutes to the Intracoastal 1/2 acre private lot w/sprawling gardens. Custom courtyard estate home. Authentic English library/media rm. Guest house w/bath. MBR w/his/her bath. Full house generator. Accordian hurricane shutters. $1.795M ADMIRALS COVEMove right in. Model-perfect totally reno-vated. 2BR/2BA club cottage. Steps to the club. Large private backyard w/specimen landscaping. $299,000 LAND OF THE PRESIDENTSLower penthouse. Corner 3BR/2.5BA 3,000 SF w/panoramic lake/city/golf course views. Wraparound balcony, 9 ft. ceilings, new impact doors, custom built-ins. Designer furnished turnkey. Minutes to PBI & the Island. 2 golf courses, ten-nis courts, no mandatory membership. F/T door-man gated community. Priced to sell $225,000 PALM BEACH 3200 CONDO7RSRRU6SDFLRXV%5%$SF end XQLWRQ2FHDQ%OYG6SOLWRRUSODQ/DUJHWHUUDFHV(DWLQNLWFKHQ:RRGRRUV+XJHZDONin closets. Washer/dryer. 1 indoor garage spot. F/T building manager. Oceanside heated pool w/sprawling gardens. $415,000 ADMIRALS COVE WATERFRONT%HVWORFDWLRQXQLTXHQGRRU+DUERUKRPHZZDWHUgolf views. 2BR/2BA/Den. Crown molding, real wood RRUVFXVWRPJRXUPHWNLWFKHQZH[WUDWKLFNJUDQLWHstone backsplash, wood plantation shutters. Master BR w/3 huge custom closets, luxurious marble bath w/Jacuzzi. Private elevator, EZ slide hurricane shut-WHUVJDUDJHEXLOWLQVQHZGRFNZQR[HGEULGJHDesirable NE exposure. Priced to sell. $529,000 EVERGRENE ~ BOCCE COURTFormer model on large, prime, lushly land-scaped preserve lot. 3BR/2.5BA/Loft/2CG. Chef’s kitchen w/granite countertops, wood cabinetry. Formal DR, volume ceilings, plantation shutters, screened loggia, mas-ter w/walk-in custom closet and balcony overlooking lake/preserve. MINT. $359,000NORTH PASSAGE WATERFRONTPrivate paradise. 3BR/2.5BA/Den Wide river view w/ocean access. Dock ZOEOLIW2SHQRRUSODQYROXPHceilings. NO MANDATORY MEMBER-SHIP FOR GOLF/TENNIS. End unit next to nature sanctuary. Gated com-munity w/golf, tennis, pool, clubhouse. Low HOA. $469,000


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happy new year B10-11 Plan your NYE with this guide. B15 Here’s the lowdown on the bubbly. Florida Weekly offers you the how & where to bring in 2012EW YEARS EVE IS A TIME FOR NOISE AND celebration. But at its core, Dec. 31 is day for optimism and for reflection. We mark the passage of time and the coming of opportunities „ to l ove, to care, to maybe make the world a better place. And what better way to express that sentiment than by making merry with friends and family, and reveling in the luxury of having those rela-tionships. To that end, we offer a list of places to party, to make noise and to cherish those precious moments with others. Happy New Year!. u„ Scott SimmonsN FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B1 WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2011 What to do?Looking for something to do, some place to go? B4-5SocietySee who is out and about in Palm Beach County. B8-9, 12-13 XKeeping a listWhy would anyone keep a list of former boyfriends? B2 X INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE The Maltz Jupiter Theatres ninth annual gala, Weve Got Elegance,Ž is inspired by the the-atres upcoming pro-duction of the Tony Award-winning musi-cal Hello, Dolly!Ž and will take place at 6 p.m. on Jan. 14 at The Breakers Palm Beach. It will be designed to transport guests back to the turn of the 20th cen-tury, complete with magnificent hats and glittering gowns. Organized by a gala committee and led by co-chairs Roberta Golub and Marcia Cohn, the evening will honor community philanthropists Susan and Ross Johnson and PNC Bank. The event will feature a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by dinner, live auction and dancing to the Powerhouse Band. Nearly 400 supporters attended last seasons gala, which raised nearly a half-million dollars.  Hello, Dolly! is the perfect show to inspire this years gala theme of Weve Got Elegance, because the show is reminiscent of days where elegance was synonymous with everyday glam-our,Ž said Kathy Berman, the theatres development director.Grand Benefac-tors of the event are Roberta and Harvey Golub and Bonnie Osher and John Osher. VIP sponsors include Joan and Allen Bildner, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J Katz Jr., Jane F. Napier and Diane and James Perrella. Corporate sponsors include PNC Bank, Tiffany & Co., Bra-man BMW Jupiter, The Capital Grille, Saks Fifth Avenue and Wilmington Trust. Cost is $425 per person ($225 taxdeductible) or table of 10 for $4,250 ($2,250 tax-deductible). For sponsor-ship information or to charge your reservations by phone, call Kathy at 972-6124 or Michelle at 972-6133. Res-ervations may also be purchased at the box office and online. See 9th annual gala promises to be elegant, lavish SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Sherlock has flairThe new Holmes movie is a treat. B7 X


B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2011 FLORIDA WEEKLY 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!” My sister is a wise woman. In many subjects, but especially in romance, she is often the person I turn to. We spoke over Thanksgiving as we walked side by side down the beach. She toted her toddler on her hip and I tucked my arms tight against my body, a shield against the wind that blew over the waves. As the day headed toward sunset, the tem-perature dropped. That reminds me of the boyfriend I had in Holland,Ž she was saying as we continued down the beach. She told me about how they met, the relationship that followed, the troubled months at the end. We walked and walked. I turned around once to check our path, and the place where we started had become a speck in the distance. My cheeks red-dened in the wind. The baby fussed. My sister kept walking. So when we did break upƒ ŽHere it is, I thought. The nugget of wisdom. I said to him, Why did you string me along for so long? He should have cut me loose earlier.Ž I nodded, turning over this bit of information, trying to see how it applied to my situation. But my sister kept going.After we broke up, I made him take me on a tour of Europe. I said, You owe it to me for all the months I stuck with you.Ž“You’re just like him,” she said. “You have your own list.”She paused dramatically. I figured we had reached the end. I tried to see how her Grand Tour related to my love life.Then I was going through his walletƒ ŽA wave broke over my ankles and the cold water sent a shiver the length of my body. I wondered if she would ever get to the point. And I found a piece of paper with a list of names on it. Girls names.Ž I kept walking, listening with one ear for the part that related to me. After a few seconds of silence, I looked up. My sister gazed at me meaningfully. What?Ž I said.Youre just like him,Ž she said. You have your own list.Ž It turns out her Dutch boyfriend, the hot blond with the six-pack abs, had once been a geeky teenager. Even in his buff 20s he still carried that original awkwardness inside him. To keep his insecurities at bay, he maintained a list of the women who found him attractive. The roster acted as a shield against his self-doubt. My sisters right, of course „ I do have a list of my own. I take it out in dark moments, times when I feel like the awkward teenager I once was. I count the men on my list and reassure myself that I have at least that many options. On the beach, my sister gave me a weighty look. Perhaps youve outgrown your list,Ž she said. A gust blew over the water and flattened my hair against my scalp. I looked down the beach at the sand kicked up by the wind and tried to imagine a future without a list of potential boyfriends. The thought left me cold. My sister stopped walking and we both turned around, heading silent-ly back to the place where we had begun. Q Waiting on wisdom SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS o m artis


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2011 B3 Downtown at the Gardens ~in the Carousel Courtyard~ 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue Suite 4101 Palm Beach Gardens, Fl 33410 561.622.1616 Mussel Monday ALL YOU CAN EAT Mussels & Fries 3 Styles: marinieres, provencales, la creme. Just $25.00! Monday Nights Tuesday Nights Ladies Nights 2-for-1 All house cocktails, wine & beer. 5-11 pm Wednesday Nights French Connection Half-off house cocktails, wine and bar bites ALL NIGHT at the bar! Lounge Music Paris In Town Le Bistro Downtown at The Gardens CAF, VINS & BIRES DE MARQUECUISINE DE QUARTIER Rendez-vous at... Benjamin School show set for Jan. 14The Benjamin School hosts its annual Variety Show, titled this year Enter-tainment Express,Ž on Jan. 14 at the Palm Beach State Col-lege Eissey Campus The-atre in Palm Beach Gar-dens with two shows „ one at 2 p.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m. More than 150 students from the lower school through high school will be participating along with faculty, parents and alumni. The cast has been practicing since September under the direction of Artistic Director Sara Salivar. Tickets are $20 or $25 and are available online at or by calling 626-3747. The Benjamin School, a pre-K-3 through grade-12 independent school, has a cur-riculum focusing on college preparatory education. For more than 50 years, The Benjamin School has inspired its students to develop a coherent set of values that include love of learning, personal responsibil-ity, self-motivation, concern for others and a commitment to serve society. More information about The Benja-min School can be found at Q PUZZLE ANSWERSWhenever possible, a defender should try to divert declarer from the winning line of play. East did exactly that in todays deal and talked South out of what appeared to be a surefire four-spade contract. West led a heart, and East took the first two tricks with the queen and ace. Declarer noted immediately that his potential club loser could eventually be discarded on one of dummys diamonds, so his only real concern was to make sure he did not lose two trump tricks. Since he could lose a spade and still make the contract, he could afford to try the standard safety play with this com-bination: cash the ace, cross to dummy with a diamond, lead the nine of spades and let it ride. If East started with Q-J-x-x of spades, this would limit South to one spade loser, while if West won the trick, this would mean the spades were originally divided 3-2. Declarer would therefore have made his contract easily had East returned a heart, a diamond or a spade at trick three. But East, who was well-versed in safety plays, decided not to sit idly by while South overcame the 4-1 spade division. After collecting his two heart tricks, he blithely shifted to the nine of clubs! This unexpected development gave South pause for thought. The nine of clubs had all the earmarks of a single-ton. If it was, attempting the safety play would risk the contract. If West started with the Q-x or J-x of spades, he would return a club after winning the second spade, and East would ruff to sink the contract. So after taking the nine of clubs with the queen, declarer led a spade to the ace and then cashed the king. When West showed out on the second round, South realized, to his chagrin, that he had been had by Easts clever ploy. Q CONTRACT BRIDGE BY STEVE BECKER Mind game


B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2011 FLORIDA WEEKLY Thursday, Dec. 22 Q Story time session at the Loxahatchee River Center — 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Call 743-7123 or visit Q Mos’Art Theatre — Screenings of The Skin I Live In,Ž 4 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Dec. 22. My Reincarnation,Ž 6:25 p.m. Tick-ets: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q JJ Grey & special guest Daryl Hance — Singing with fervor directly influenced by classic soul heroes. 8 p.m. Dec. 22. General admission $20. Bamboo 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 coun-try, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Sailfish Mari-na, 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. 22: Dee Dee Wilde „ known for her talent to sing low and sweet like Sade, tempestuous like Chaka, or dra-matic like Whitney. Q Dance Tonight — Open Latin/ Ballroom mix party featuring live music by Jimmy Falzone every Thursday. Group lesson 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 Christmas with the Calamari Sisters — Through Dec. 23 „ Have a cool yule Italian-style as the Cala-mari Sisters sing, dance, and cook. Will Christmas ever be the same? Tickets: $26 and $30. The Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Call 586-6410 or visit Q Aaron Weinstein — Through Dec. 24 „ 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 din-ner and show; $75 for show only. Q “The Nutcracker” — Moscow Classical Ballet „ Through Dec. 24. The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 832-7469 or visit Q Poker Room 12 Days of Christmas — Through Dec. 23 „ High Hand each hour has a chance to win iPod Nano, iPad2, Macbook Air, LED 3D TV and more. Palm Beach Kennel Club, 1111 North Congress Ave., West Palm Beach. Call 6832222 or visit Friday, Dec. 23 Q Mos’Art Theatre — Screenings of Being ElmoŽ and The WayŽ vari-ous times Dec. 23-29. Live: Its a Poetry ThingŽ 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26. Opening night tickets: $6. General admission: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Saturday, Dec. 24 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: 82 2-1515. Q Kids Story Time — 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Sunday, Dec. 25 Q Palm Beach Gardens GreenMarket — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through May 6. Its at City Complex, 4301 Burns Road. Phone: 756-3600. Q Latke on the Lanes — 3-5 p.m. Dec. 25 „ Celebrate Hanukkah with bowling at Jupiter Lanes, a Latke Tast-ing Competition, and the Great Dreidle Spin-off (sponsored by the Jewish Fed-eration of Palm Beach County). Join the community Clergy for lighting the 6th candle of Hanukkah. Jupiter Lanes, 350 Maplewood Drive, Jupiter. Regis-ter online 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 Jewish traditions about food, family, holi-days, culture and of course, guilt. Admission: $36; $42 after Dec. 15. Price includes dinner. Call M elissa Engelberg 712-5226 or register online at Monday, Dec. 26 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 Gar-dens. Free/Friends of the J; $18 annual fee/guests; 712-5233. 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 Tuesday, Dec. 27 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. Ses-sion 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 Zumba class — 7:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednes-days at the Burns Road Recreation Cen-ter, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gar-dens. Drop-in fee, $12; resident discount, $10. 630-1100 or Q Stayman Memorial Bridge — Supervised Play Sessions with Sam Brams, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gar-dens. Play party bridge in a friendly atmosphere while benefiting from expert advice with judgment calls and hand rul-ings. No partner necessary. Coffee and light refreshments provided. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $6/guests; 712-5233. Q “The Nutcracker” — Dec. 27 „ The State Ballet Theatre of Rus-sia brings V. Vainonens Nutcracker to life through dances set to Tchai-kovskys musical score. 7 p.m. Tickets $55/$45/$20 for children 12 and under. The Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts, 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce. Call the box office (772) 461-4775 or visit Wednesday, Dec. 28 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 session. 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 sup-port groups; 624-4358. Q Hatchling Tales — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Q Bridge Classes with Sam Brams — 10-noon Wednesdays „ JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Six-week session $72 or $15/class. Pre-registration appre-ciated. Call Rhonda Gordon 712-5233. Ongoing Events Q Science Becomes Art — Through Dec. 30 „ The Max Planck Florida Foundation 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 traveling Germany, Austria and Thailand. Palm Beach Pho-tographic 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 holi-days; 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 perfor-mances. 11051 Campus Drive, off PGA Boulevard. For further info, call 207-5905. Q “Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee” — Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday. 747-8380, Ext. 101; Q Fitness classes for women — Classes are sponsored by the Jupiter Recreation Department. Aerobic Dance is 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Total Body Ton-ing 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 available. Classes will be held at the community center, behind the Police Department on Military Trail, Jupiter. For information, contact instruc-tor Kathy Andio at 236-4298 or 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, vet-erinary instruments, a worksheet, and their own sea turtle replica to name and study. Kids take their sea turtles straight and curved measurements with a measuring tape and calipers. Based on the measurements, Dr. Logger helps the group place their turtles into a size classification to determine age and spe-cies. They role play taking blood with a syringe and learn about the different things a blood sample can reveal. The children look at X-rays, locate a hook in the turtles throat and learn more about the steps necessary during sea turtle rehabilitation. Then, the group tags their turtles with a unique number and mimics a successful sea turtle release into the ocean. To be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free; 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; 627-8280. Q Society of the Four Arts — Museum, library and gardens are at 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Admis-sion: Free to members and children 14 and under, $5 general public; 655-7226. December Events Q Teen Movie “Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 2” — 1 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Lake Park Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOThe State Ballet Theatre of Russia brings V. Vainonen’s “Nutcracker” to life through dances set to Tchaikovsky’s musical score. 7 p.m. Dec. 27; tickets $55/$45/$20 for children 12 and under. The Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts, 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce. Call 772-461-4775.


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Q Basic Computer Class — noon1:30 p.m. Dec. 28 „ Introduction to Internet Explorer browser. Lake Park Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. Q Matisyahu — 8 p.m. Dec. 29 „ Few artists make an impact as complete as the one Matisyahu made with his Top 40 hit King Without A Crown.Ž Here was a true original, the song announced „ a Hasidic Jewish musician from New York singing reggae songs about his reli-gious devotion. The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 832-7469 or visit Q The Second City’s Improv AllStars — Dec. 30-Jan.1 „ The worlds premier improv and sketch comedy the-atre, introducing generations of comedy legends. Sans scripts and inhibitions, the Second Citys Improv Allstars use audience suggestions to create comedy on the spot … never seen before and never to be seen again. Tickets $35-$50. The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 832-7469 or visit Q Old Northwood Historic District 24th Annual Holiday Can-dlelight Home Tour — 5-9 p.m. Dec. 30 „ Featuring 10 historic homes, architecture ranging from Mediterra-nean Revival, Mission, Frame Vernacu-lar and Art Deco. Tickets $30 prior/$35 day of event. Portion of proceeds to benefit Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. Tour reception begins at 3510 Spruce Ave., West Palm Beach. Visit Q 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 Brigadoon,Ž Kiss Me Kate,Ž Once Upon a MattressŽ and more. Adults $20. Students $15. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tick-ets $43-$60. Call 575-2223 or visit Q BLAST! — 8 p.m. Dec. 31 „ Winner of the 2001 Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event and the 2001 Emmy Award for Best Choreography, com-prised of 35 brass, percussion and visual performers brought together in a unique explosion of music and theatre. The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 832-7469 or visit Q 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, Jupiter. Tickets $43-$60. Call 575-2223 or visit Q New Year’s Eve Swing Time — 8 p.m. Dec. 31 „ An evening of celebration, live swing music, hor dourves, and a Champagne toast featuring Missy McArdle and the Glen Rovelli Orches-tra. Tickets: $35. The Lake Worth Play-house, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Call 586-6410 or visit Q 15th New Year’s Eve Burning Bowl and Guided Meditation Paddle Tour — 6-8 p.m. Dec. 31 „ Jupiter Outdoor Center host guided kayak tour of Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Pre-serve. Burning bowl ceremony, medita-tion and campfire. Adults $55. Children $25. Call 747-0063 or visit Q B-Liminal and Moska Project — Ring in New Years with reggae, rock and surf. Dec. 31. Guanabanas, 960 North A1A, Jupiter. Call 747-8878 or visit Q New Year’s Eve Spectacular — 8 p.m. Dec. 31 „ An evening of improv, sketch and musical comedy, with dinner, dancing and the ball drop from New York City. $40, all inclusive. The Atlan-tic Theater, 6743 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Call the box office 575-4942 or visit Q Mary Wilson — Dec. 31 and Jan. 3-7. Tickets: $350 for New Years Eve, including cocktail party, dinner and show. The Colonys Royal Room, 155 Hammon Ave. in Palm Beach, just one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of the Atlantic Ocean. Call 659-8100. January Events Q Howie Mandel — Jan. 2-3 „ The Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stu-art. For show times and tickets, call (772) 286-7827 or visit Q The Nylons — Jan. 5 „ From Toronto in the late 1970s to headlin-ing Carnegie Hall, the platinum-selling Nylons may best be known for their hit, The Lion Sleeps Tonight.Ž 7 p.m. Tick-ets $35/$29. The Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts, 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce. Call the box office (772) 461-4775 or visit Q The Bronx Wanderers — 8 p.m. Jan. 6 „ Mix of rock and roll, doo wop and the Bronx. Tickets $35-$55. Call 278-7677 or visit Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State Col-lege, 11051 Campus Drive off PGA Blvd.The God Upgrade: Finding your 21st century spirituality in Judaisms 5,000 year-old-tradition by Rabbi Jamie Korn-gold. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6. Temple Judea, 4311 Hood Road. Call Mindy Hanken 712-5236 or email The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds „ Jan. 6-Jan. 29 „ This Pulitzer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel depicts a mentally unbal-anced womans far-reaching effects on the lives of her two daughters, while a young girl struggles to keep her focus and dreams alive. Palm Beach Dra-maworks, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Individual tickets $55. Call the box office 514-4042 ext. 2 or visit Q Golden Dragon Acrobats — 8 p.m. Jan. 9 „ Hailing from the Republic of China this troupe leaves audiences spellbound by the graceful presenta-tion of the ancient folk art of acrobatics including jugglers, cyclists and tum-blers. Tickets $25 and $30. Eissey Cam-pus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Call 207-5900. Q “Cabaret” — Jan. 10-29 „ The Kander and Ebb show is set amid the decadence of 1929 Weimar Germanys netherworld and follows the unlikely romance between writer Cliff Bradshaw and performer Sally Bowles. 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Expires 12/29/2011. 2012 New Year’s Eve guide PLACES FOR DINNER AND CHAMPAGNE: uAmerican German Club — New Years Eve Dinner Dance, with dinner, open bar, midnight Champagne toast, Continental breakfast and party favors. Doors open at 7 p.m., hors doeuvres served at 7:30 p.m., dinner served from 8-9 p.m., Continental breakfast from 1-2 a.m. Club is at 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth. Cost: $95. Reservations required; 294-2429.uThe Breakers Fantasy Ball — Celebrate the arrival of 2012 at this black-tie event featuring live entertainment and a cocktail reception followed by a four-course dinner, Champagne toast at midnight and breakfast buffet. It is 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Dec. 31 in the Ponce de Leon Ballroom, at The Breakers, 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach. Tickets: $350 per person, for hotel guests and club members, $375 for local residents and visitors; and $250 for under 21; 888-273-2537 or Also at The Breakers: The Flagler Steakhouse — New Years Eve dining from 6-9:30 p.m. at the restaurant, at the Ocean Golf & Tennis Club, at County Road and Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach. Tapestry Bar, Ring in 2012 with a live band, party favors and watch the ball-drop on the big-screen TV in this bar adjacent to The Breakers lobby, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Top of the Point Enjoy panoramic views and a prix fixe menu from 6-10 p.m. At Phillips Point Club, Okeechobee Boulevard and Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. For information, call 659-8488 or visit uCabo Flats — The Mexican-themed restaurant and club hosts a Rockin New Years Eve Bash. There will be free tequila pours all night, and Champagne toast at midnight. There will be a light show and a balloon drop, plus party favors. Begins at 7 p.m. A la carte menu. Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, No. 5101, Palm Beach Gardens; 624-0024.uCasa Mia Trattoria & Pizzeria — The restaurant will serve items from the regular menu, from 4-11 p.m. Diners also may choose from such specials as filet mignon with porcini cognac sauce and grilled polenta; zuppa di pesce; veal chop; and double-cut grilled lamb chops in a garlic rosemary reduction. There will be entertainment by Emile Cessare, beginning at 8 p.m. Diners will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne at midnight, as well as complimentary noisemakers and party hats. Reservations are suggested. 337 E. Indiantown Road, in the Fishermans Wharf Plaza, in Jupiter; 972-6888 or uThe Chesterfield Palm Beach — The evening starts with cocktails and hors doeuvres in the newly renovated Leopard Lounge. The New Years menu includes blini with Caspian caviar, foie gras terrine or smoked Chilean salmon; arugula and endive with baby candy beets, goat cheese, almonds and lemon vinaigrette; beef tenderloin with but-ter poached lobster tail or loin of lamb with b utter po ached lobster tail. Desserts include duet of raspberry pots de crme, chocolate banana wonton and Tahitian vanilla ice cream. Room pack-ages at $645 a night also are available. 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach; 659-5800 or Colony Hotel — There will be three parties New Years Eve. Supreme Mary Wilson will perform a cabaret show in the Royal Room. Includes a one-hour cocktail recep-tion with hors doeuvres, followed by a four-course gourmet dinner, the cabaret show with Mary Wilson, a Champagne toast at midnight and breakfast buffet in The Colonys poolside Palm Court. Cost: $350 per person plus tax and gra-tuity. Reservations accepted with a $100 nonrefundable deposit per person. Black Tie Society Gala with The Michael Rose Orchestra in The Colo-nys Pavilion. The party includes a four-course gourmet dinner, open bar, danc-ing to Palm Beach musical favorite, the Michael Rose Orchestra, plus a Cham-pagne toast at midnight and breakfast buffet in The Colonys poolside Palm Court. Cost: $250 per person. Reserva-tions accepted with full payment. Polo Steaks & Seafood with DJ Kenny Mondo. The New Years Eve Party in Polo includes a one-hour cock-tail reception with hors doeuvres, fol-lowed by a four-course gourmet dinner and music and dancing to popular DJ Kenny Mondo. Cost: $150 per per-son plus tax and gratuity, and includes a Champagne toast at midnight and breakfast buffet in The Colonys pool-side Palm Court. Reservations are being accepted with a $50 nonrefundable deposit per person. The Colony is at 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach; 659-8100 or Martini — The lounge will offer a buffet dinner of prime rib with au jus and horseradish cream, hon-ey-grained and mustard-glazed ham, shrimp and scallop puttanesca (olives, capers, tomatoes) over penne pasta, and chicken francese (whit e wine and butter sauce), as well as one complimentary martini from 7-9 p.m. Complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Dirty Martini will feature live entertainment and DJs spinning current hit music until 3 a.m., party favors and more. Premium packages are available. Cost: $30 gener-al admission. Dirty Martini is at Down-town at the Gardens, Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. To pur-chase pre-sale tickets, call 799-1115 or visit Happy New Year: Here’s where to go


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B11 0LGWRZQ3OD]D‡3*$%OYG3DOP%HDFK*DUGHQV2 blocks west of Military TrailMon-Sat 10 AM -6 30 ‡ Sun 11 AM -4 PM561-691-5884 Bring in this ad and receive 20% offone item Huge selection of VLONWUHHVRUDO arrangements and loose stems… all at great prices! Purveyors of the Finest Home and Garden Accessories Get ready to be dazzled… 2012 New Year’s Eve guide uFeelgoods — The club will host a 2012 bash beginning at 8 p.m. for revel-ers 21 and older. The party will feature two rooms of music favorites: Top 40 and Dance at Feelgoods, and a 90s Prom PartyŽ upstairs at the more casual, Lost Weekend. The $20 general admission ticket includes entrance to the entertainment and music at Feelgoods and Lost Week-end, complimentary drinks from 8-10 p.m., party favors, and a Champagne toast at midnight. Premium packages are available. Dr. Feelgoods is at 219 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. To pur-chase general admission tickets or to make VIP table reservations, call 833-5987 or log on to u51 Supper Club „ Special a la carte menu with a variety of dishes that are not frequently offered, plus some of 51s signature items. Prices range from $25-$75. Live performers, plus a DJ, free Champagne toast, balloon drop and New Years Eve party favors. Opens at 4 p.m. Late-night menu available. Down-town at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, No. 3102, Palm Beach Gardens; 622-3500.uHoly Smoke’s American Bistro — There will be Champagne, music, games and two-for-one drinks form 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Its at 2650 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 624-7427 or Kitchen — Chef/owner Wayne Dever will offer a selection of spe-cials from his New American menu, including rack of lamb with apricots and olives, classic Oysters Rockefeller, scallop ceviche and steamed Chinese buns with slow-roasted pork. Reserva-tions are recommended. Dinner will be served starting at 5 p.m. Its at 422 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach; 366-1185 or visit National Resort and Spa — The resort will have events at three of its venues: New Year’s Eve Celebration — Live entertainment by Eddie Raye Band, drink specials, balloon drop and Cham-pagne at midnight at iBAR. Its open 6 p.m.-1 a.m. New Year’s Eve Gala — Dinner, dancing and Champagne. Formal cocktail attire and jackets required. Its 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at the PGA Ballroom. Cost: $100, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required; 273-2907. New Year’s Eve Dinner — A prix fixe dinner starting at 9 p.m. at Ironwood Steak & Seafood. Cost: $85, plus tax and gratuity; 627-4852.uPita Grille — New Years Eve menu includes Moroccan spiced tuna, pan-seared yellow snapper, 8-ounce filet mignon, Greek marinated chicken kabobs, stuffed chicken and vegetarian platter. Entrees start at $20, and there will be Champagne and wine specials. Its at 12100 U.S. High-way 1, Juno Beach; 630-0115 or Sushi NYE Remix Party — From 8 p.m. to close Jan. 1, guests can dine on specials with select sushi, appetizers and tapas ranging from $2-$7 and drink specials starting at $3. 11701 Lake Vic-toria Gardens Drive, No. 4105, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-2112.uRomeo-nJuliette’s — Open 5-9 p.m., with Chinese lan-terns available for release, 1544 Cypress Drive, Jupiter; 768-3967.uRussell’s Blue Water Grill — The restaurant will serve Chef Charles Coes full menu from 5 p.m.-midnight, plus specials, including duck a lorange; stone crab claws with a split of Champagne; and surf and turf, com-prised of filet mignon and Maine lob-ster tail. There will be entertainment by Rick Krive, from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Diners will be provided with a complimentary glass of Cham-pagne right before midnight. Din-ers also will receive complimen-tary party hats and noisemak-ers. Russells Blue Water Grill is at 2450 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 318-6344 or Steps — The political satire groups New Years per-formance has become a tradition at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Come along for the ride as they take a humorous look at some serious issues in an all-new show to ring in the New Year. Showtimes are 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Cost: $50, $60 and $85 for special VIP seats with Champagne toast and meet and greet. Its at 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter; 575-2223 or New Gardens Band — The group presents its New Years Eve Gala featuring Fushu Daiko at the Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State Col-lege, Palm Beach Gardens. Kazoos will be provided for sing-a-longs, and there will be party favors and refreshments. Its 8 p.m. Dec. 31; 207-5900 or uNew Year’s Eve Spectacular — An evening of improv, sketch and musical comedy with dinner, dancing and the ball drop from New York City, 8 p.m., The Atlantic Theater, 6743 W. Indian-town Road, Jupiter. Cost: $40; 575-4942 or PUBLIC EVENTS:u15th Annual New Year’s Eve Burning Bowl and Guided Meditation Paddle Tour — As participants enjoy a sunset paddle through the Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve, they will write down the things they wish to be rid of in 2012, and watch as the lists burn in a fire. Then they will write down things they desire for themselves and others in the New Year. Each list will be sealed in an envelope that will be sent to them toward the end of 2012. Sponsored by Jupiter Outdoor Center. Cost: $55 per adult and $25 for children 12 and under; 747-0063uNoon Years Eve — Kids can countdown the Noon Year at Downtown at the Gardens with free carousel rides, games, face painting and other surprises! Join us for a kid-friendly toast with WRMF 97.9 FM personalities at noon Dec. 31 with party hats, horns and more. Its from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Downtowns Carousel Courtyard, Palm Beach Gar-dens; 727-2649uDowntown Countdown — Count down the New Year with Pee Wee Lewis and the Hues! Enjoy live fire shows, fortunetellers and party favors from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dec. 31, Downtown at the Gardens Centre Court, Palm Beach Gardens; 727-2649.


B12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2011 FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY John Maxwell book signing at The Ritz Singer IslandWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” 1 4 7 9 10 8 5 6 2 3 RACHEL HICKEY / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Sarah Webster and Roger Amidon2. John Maxwell and Ophir Sternberg3. Melody Ellis and Sandi Lyman4. Cynthia Young and Stephanie McClaney5. Lauren Fayerman, Donna Fayerman and George Mato6. Toni Taylor and Clare Vazquez 7. Carmen Bernard and George Mato8. Nancy Smith and Dave Smith9. Marion Suro, Ida Mulvey and Milly Taylor10. George Mato, John Maxwell, Carolyn Block Ellert and Ophir Sternberg


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 22-28, 2011 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15 ,UNCHSERVED-ONDAYn3ATURDAYs$INNERSERVEDNIGHTLYLive music Friday and Saturday evenings 2450 PGA Boulevard s Palm Beach Gardens (SE corner of Prosperity Farms Road) 561 318 6344 Russells Blue Water Grill Please make reservations at 561.318.6344 Join Us For Our NEW YEARS GALAOpen Christmas Eve 2pm 8pm Christmas Day 2pm 8pm Best new restaurant 2010-2011Ž… Stefano Paggetti & Roberto Cavaliere Jupiter Magazine Best Chefs Issue 2011Best seafood restaurantŽ… David Manero,Jupiter Magazine Best Chefs Issue 2011 2012 New Year’s Eve guide Champagne sends a clear signal to the senses that something out of the ordinary is taking place. It is the ethereal elixir with which we toast weddings and birth-days, launch ships and, of course, ring in the New Year. True champagne is produced only in the Champagne district north of Paris, and con-sists solely of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier grapes. The grapes are hand picked to prevent bruising, and champagne is made in the traditional methode champe-noise, one bottle at a time. The sparkling beverage has been the celebratory drink of choice for centuries, since its creation in the 1700s. During the Napoleonic Wars, French cavalry officers allegedly received bottles of champagne to steady their nerves before galloping into battle. They popped off the corks by sabering the bottle „ sliding their saber blades along the neck with enough force to remove the top, complete with cork and wire basket, and then drinking straight from the bottle. About 10 years ago, I was fortunate to observe this arcane practice when an emissary from Moet & Chandon was in town. He gave a compelling demonstration, sabering several bottles and then passing around samples. We tasted it from glasses (no bottle shards for me, thank you). It could be that champagne even has protective powers. The Titanic was not christened with the customary bottle of champagne shattered on a ships bow as it slips into the sea. History tells us how well that voyage turned out. During World War II, Winston Churchill gave a stirring speech to the armies pre-paring for the invasion of France, saying Remember, gentlemen, its not just France we are fighting for, its Champagne!Ž There are different types and styles of champagne, ranging from very dry brut to extra dry and rose. Large producers, such as Roederer and Moet & Chandon, make wines that climb the quality spectrum from Brut NV to top-of-the-line tete de cuvee. Think Dom Perignon or Cristal. Becoming more popular are grower champagnes, which are grown, vinted and bottled by a single grower. These will usually display an RM on the label, which stands for recoltant-manipulant; the product of large houses will be marked with NM, negociant-manipulant. Think of the difference between shirts made by a custom tailor and those mass produced in a factory. The factory shirts will be of good to very good quality, and widely available. The custom tailored shirts will be the highest quality and less broadly distributed. You can spend a lot for champagne, but you dont need to. Pricing and availability appear to be better this year. There is lots of availability on the upper marques (tete de cuvees) because the prices are high,Ž says Bob Boulifant, Florida West Coast district manager for Stacole Fine Wines. The lower wines from the champagne houses are value priced. But look for the grower cham-pagnes for better quality. They grow their own grapes and put their name on the label. You just dont need to spend over $100 a bottle for great champagne.Ž Mr. Boulifant recommends Egly-Ouriet Brut NV ($60). Nice yeast and toast on the nose, citrus and spice flavors, with lots of small bubbles and gold color. Very powerful and elegant,Ž he says. Sukie Honeycutt, co-owner of Tonys off Third in Naples, says distributors are offering deals on sparkling wines for the holidays. I wanted to buy some Laurent-Perrier Rose and got a 25 percent discount from the regular price,Ž she says, adding, Overall there are bet-ter discounts this year because Champagnes are so high in price compared to sparkling wines from other areas.Ž She considers that a good thing. I like to drink champagne because it is so traditional this time of year,Ž she says. There is something about those bub-bles that suggests the holiday to me.Ž Ms. Honeycutt likes Pol Roger Brut Reserve ($64). It has a nice rich flavor, a little nutty, with fine grain bubbles and lots of finesse,Ž she says. The growing popularity of grower champagnes has raised their prices a little, but they remain a bargain. The grower champagnes are a little more expen-sive as consumers gain knowledge about them,Ž says Angie Cheathem of Augustan Wine Imports. They dont produce a lot, but these wines have significantly better quality and sell for a better price.Ž She, too, is a devotee.I like drinking champagne because it makes me totally happy,Ž she says. One of Ms. Cheathems favorites is Larmandier-Bernier Blanc de Blanc NV ($55). It has small bubbles, looks beautiful in the glass, and has a crisp acidity, with great citrus and a little apple flavor, finishing with an elegant minerality,Ž she says. Whether you choose bubbly made by a large champagne house or a lim-ited-production grower champagne, you will enjoy what many wine-lovers consider the best sparkling wine in the world. What better way to start a spark-ling New Year? Q Champagne makes the holidays even more special BY JIM MCCRACKENvino@” COURTESY PHOTOLarmandierBernier Brut Champagne