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ROGER WILLIAMS A2 LINDA LIPSHUTZ A10PETS A6 ANTIQUES A12BUSINESS A13REAL ESTATE A16, A20 ARTS B1EVENTS B6-7 FILM B11 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 Vol. II, No. 12  FREEPlay blossomsMother-daughter team stars in Dramaworks show. B1 X INSIDE NetworkingSee who’s out and about in Palm Beach County. A15 X Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X Go figureFigurines and statues were the photographs of their day. A12 X Pets of the WeekHenrietta, Tiny and other animals need homes. A6 X Looking for a celebration for little revelers this New Years Eve? Downtown at the Gardens has planned an event for pint-sized celebrants. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 31, kids can countdown the Noon YearŽ at the mall at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. in Palm Beach Gardens. Young partiers can celebrate with free carousel rides, games, face painting and a number of surprises. At noon there will be a kid-friendly toast with 97.9 FM WRMF personalities, complete with hats and horns. The party takes place in the Carousel Courtyard. Downtown will then host an adult party „ from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Pee Wee Lewis and the Hues will play, and there will be fire shows, fortunetell-ers and other party favors. The party will be in Centre Court. If its snow and ice youre looking for on New Years Eve, CityPlace in downtown West Palm offers a Winter WonderlandŽ with falling snow and ice-skating. Presented by Palm Beach IceWorks, the snow falls Monday through Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Thursday through Sunday at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Ice Skating on the Plaza „ for $5 per person including skates, for 20 minutes „ is Wednesday-Thursday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. Q Downtown at the Gardens hosts NYE party for pint-sized revelersSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY On Jan. 1, Kathryn W. Davis will have seen every New Year since 1908. She vows she will continue to try making a difference in 2012.A wish forPEACEKathryn W. Davis is a visionary. Oh, her eyesight is not what it used to be „ after all, she is two months shy of 105. But she sees beauty where others dont, and offers hope when others wont. Mrs. Davis took up painting at 97 „ a hip fracture kept her off the tennis courts „ and her Jupiter Island home is adorned with dozens of colorful landscapes, portraits and still life canvases that mir-ror her vision of a world at peace. As she was about to turn 100, Mrs. Davis looked back on her life and reflected on ways in which she still might make a difference. To mark her first century, Mrs. Davis established Projects for Peace, an initia-tive for undergraduates at American colleges and uni-versities that was inspired by her sons Davis United World College Scholars Program, to design grass-roots projects for peace. She gave $1 million that first year, followed by two more gifts of $1 million to guide the projects. BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comSEE PEACE, A8 XSCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Kathryn Davis relaxes with her 5-month-old Maltese pup, Miss Teaser II, in the sunroom of her Jupiter Island home. Behind her are displayed many of her paintings, including a series inspired by forests.New Year’s hopes and wishes from local leaders, Page A9


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Now, through the strategic employment of wild imagination and fanciful listening devices (dont try this combination at home „ leave it to a professional), Ive been able to answer that very question for those In The Know. Without going into the technical details, Ive divined the New Years Resolutions of several of the great and powerful. I intend to share them with the rest of us „ the small and meek (as Dorothy said to the Wizard of Oz). Q THE BILLIONAIRE KOCH BROTHERS, Charles, 75, and David, 71: Each brother is worth about $20 billion. Koch Industries is strongly anti-regulation, and has sold millions of dollars of petrochemical equipment through subsidiary companies to Iran, a U.S.-named sponsor of global terrorism, according to a Bloomberg news investigation. Strong Tea Party supporters, the Kochs have spent more than $50 million to lobby in Washington in the last five years. Their Charles G. Koch Charitable Foun-dation also bought the economics department at Florida State University by giving it $1.5 mil-lion. In return, Charles and David get to dictate who FSU hires and what they preachƒ sorry, teach, in a new program that pushes political economy and free enterprise.Ž Charles: I swear „ I swear, David, and mark my words „ we are also going to buy the University of Florida in 2012. That is my number one New Years resolution. All that namby-pam-by crap about academic freedom „ thats what those pinkos at Yale complained about when they gave back $20 million just because some-body wanted to tell them who to hire and what to preachƒ sorry, teach. So agreed: we buy those damn Gators in 2012 just like we bought the Seminoles, no matter how much it costs. OK? David: Right on, bro, as they say In the Ghetto.Ž Hey, remember that song by Elvis? But lets not forget Newt. Were going to buy Newts way into the White House in 2012, too, agreed? Charles: Yeah, that too. Cause I wanna, said I wanna, I wanna take you hiiiiigher, Yeah let me take you hiiiiigher, Baby, baby let me light your fiiiiiirrre, O yea, a little bit hiiigherƒŽ David: Boom shacka lacka lacka, Boom shacka la boonka booŽ Charles: Dude, we rock like Ike and Tina!David: Yeah, but were Charles and David, HA-HA-HA-HA! Q U.S. REP. DEBBIE WASSERMANSCHULTZ (Broward and Miami-Dade Counties): Rep. Wasserman-Schultz, the first Jewish Congresswoman ever elected to office in Florida, according to her online biography, sits on the House Committee on the Budget and aggressively supports affordable health care, womens issues, childrens issues, and Jewish issues. Debbie, alone in a room with four white walls: Im going to cut offƒIm going to casƒ.Im going to stop those Y-chrome wacko elephants if its the last thing I do. We WILL have social-ized medicine in 2012. We WILL help poor people. The Koch brothers WILL pay taxes, like other people, at 30 percent, not 12 percent. We WILL give away government money, lots of it to people who are fat, poor and undeserving. We WILL have a new tax on Rednecks. We WILL ban the Rebel flag from pick-up trucks. What do you say? Wall #1:Wall #2:Wall #3:Wall #4: Boom shacka lacka lacka, Boom shacka la boonka booƒŽ U.S REP. CONNIE MACK (Naples and Fort Myers): Formerly known as Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV, Rep. Connie Mack is married to Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.). Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, which is part of the powerful Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Mack has announced his intention to become a U.S. senator, an office also won by his father, who once moved up from a Southwest Florida Con-gressional district to serve two terms in the U.S. Senate. Connie: Mary, can you get me a beer? I mean a glass of pinot? Mary: Dammit, Connie, if Ive told you once Ive told a hundred times „ get your own beer. I mean, wine. Connie: But youre a Republican, Mary, a conservative. Youre not a feminist. You can get me a beer „ I mean a glass of wine. Mary: And what if I do? Whats in it for me?Connie: Take your choice, honeybuns „ the Senate orƒorƒ.ORƒ Mary: Yes Cornelius? Connie: ƒThe White House!Mary: What do you want, honeybuns: Budweiser, Old Milwaukee or your favorite, Pabst Blue Ribbon? Connie: A nice pinot wouldƒMary: Pabst it is, thenƒWait!Connie: What? Mary: You cant get the White House. The Koch brothers are giving that to Newt. You said you could steal Billy Nelsons Senate seat, but Im not fetching your beer just for that. And Im not moving to Florida, either, not with all those polyester oldies wearing diapers down there. Connie: Not that White House, babydoll, the other White House „ the one at the U.S. Naval Observatory up on Connecticut Avenue. The vice presidents residence where that pig-belly liberal Joe Biden lives, remember? Its white too, and its a lot nicer. Mary: Oh, my God.Connie: You take it well, honeybell. Newt needs a handsome young gunslinger on the tick-et „ anti-tax, anti-poor people, anti-compro-mise, screw-South America, assassinate Chavez, nuke Cuba, and drill for oil in the national parks or build a 2,000 mile pipeline, whichever comes first „ cause God knows Newts not handsome or young. Dontcha think those jowls under his chin look like wings? Mary: O, baby. And you can deliver Floridas 29 electoral votes to the Koch „ I mean, to Newt. Please dont mention those jowls again. Connie: You got it, sweatmeat.Mary: So now lets make our New Years resolutions. Ill go first. I resolve always to bring you a beer whenever you ask in 2012, which is going to be a very good year for the Koch „ I mean for Newt, and for you. Connie: For you, too, chickie. And I resolve not to spend more than 50 daysƒ Mary: Make it 40 days, babydollƒConnie: ƒnot to spend more than 40 days in Florida throughout 2012. Mary: Oh, babyƒConnie: Oh, honeyƒ.Connie and Mary together: Boom shacka lacka lacka, Boom shacka la boonka booƒŽ Q COMMENTARY v o b t t b t roger WILLIAMS


A4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 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. 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Bradley Manning recently turned 24. He spent his birthday in a pre-trial military hear-ing that could ultimately lead to a sen-tence of life ... or death. Manning stands accused of causing the largest leak of government secrets in United States history. More on Manning shortly. First, a reminder of what he is accused of leak-ing. In April 2010, the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks released a video called Collateral Murder.Ž It was a classified U.S. military video from July 2007, from an Apache attack helicopter over Baghdad. The video shows a group of men walking, then the systematic killing of them in a barrage of high-pow-ered automatic fire from the helicop-ter. Soldiers radio transmissions nar-rate the carnage, varying from cold and methodical to cruel and enthusiastic. Two of those killed were employees of the international news agency Reuters: Namir Noor-Eldeen, a photojournalist, and Saeed Chmagh, his driver. Renowned whistle-blower Daniel Ellsberg, who released the Pentagon Papers that helped end the war in Viet-nam and who himself is a Marine vet-eran who trained soldiers on the laws of war, told me: Helicopter gunners hunting down and shooting an unarmed man in civilian clothes, clearly wounded ... that shooting was murder. It was a war crime. Not all killing in war is murder, but a lot of it is. And this was.Ž The WikiLeaks release of the Afghan War Logs followed months later, with tens of thousands of military field reports. Then came the Iraq War Diaries, with close to 400,000 military records of the U.S. war in Iraq. Next was Cablegate, WikiLeaks rolling release (with prominent print-media partners, from The New York Times to The Guardian in Britain) of classified U.S. State Department cables, more than a quarter-million of them, dating from as far back as 1966 up to early 2010. The contents of these cables proved highly embarrassing to the U.S. government and sent shock waves around the world. Among the diplomatic cables released were those detailing U.S. support for the corrupt Tunisian regime, which helped fuel the uprising there. Noting that Time magazine named The Protester,Ž generically, as Person of the Year, Ells-berg said Manning should be the face of that protester, since the leaks for which he is accused, following their impact in Tunisia, in turn sparked the uprising in Egypt ... which stimulated Occupy Wall Street and the other occupations in the Middle East and elsewhere. So, one of those persons of the year is now sitting in a courthouse.Ž Another recently revealed Cablegate release exposed details of an alleged 2006 massacre by U.S. troops in the Iraqi town of Ishaqi, north of Baghdad. Eleven people were killed, and the cable described eyewitness accounts in which the group, including five children and four women, was handcuffed, then exe-cuted with bullets to the head. The U.S. military then bombed the house, alleg-edly to cover up the incident. Citing attacks like these, the Iraqi government said it would no longer grant immunity to U.S. soldiers in Iraq. President Barack Obama responded by announcing he would pull the troops out of Iraq. Like a modern-day Ellsberg, if Manning is guilty of what the Pentagon claims, he helped end the war in Iraq. Back in the Fort Meade, Md., hearing room, defense attorneys painted a picture of a chaotic forward operating base with little to no supervision, no controls whatsoever on soldiers access to classi-fied data, and a young man in uniform struggling with his sexual identity in the era of dont ask, dont tell.Ž Manning repeatedly flew into rages, throwing fur-niture and once even punching a supe-rior in the face, without punishment. His peers at the base said he should not be in a war zone. Yet he stayed, until his arrest 18 months ago. Since his arrest, Manning has been in solitary confinement, for much of the time in Quantico, Va., under con-ditions so harsh that the U.N. special rapporteur on torture is investigating. Many believe the U.S. government is trying to break Manning in order to use him in its expected case of espio-nage against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. It also sends a dramatic mes-sage to any potential whistle-blower: We will destroy you.Ž For now, Manning sits attentively, reports say, facing possible death for aiding the enemy.Ž The prosecution offered words Manning allegedly wrote to Assange as evidence of his guilt. In the e-mail, Manning described the leak as one of the more significant docu-ments of our time, removing the fog of war and revealing the true nature of 21st century asymmetrical warfare.Ž History will no doubt use the same words as irrefutable proof of Mannings courage. 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 To check or not to check the Asian box? That is the pointed choice faced by Asian-American students applying to gain admission to what are supposed to be the most tolerant places on Earth, the nations colleges. The Associated Press ran a report on Asian students of mixed parentage checking white,Ž if possible, on their applications to avoid outing themselves as Asians. The Princeton Review Stu-dent Advantage Guide counsels Asian-American students not to check the race box and warns against sending a photo. In a culture that makes so much of celebrating ethnic heritage, especially of racial minorities, and that values fair-ness above all, Asian-American students think that they need to hide their eth-nicity because the college admissions process is so unfair. If African-Amer-ican motorists fear that they will be pulled over by the cops for the phantom offense of Driving While Black,Ž these kids worry about what will happen to them when Applying While Asian.Ž Studies have demonstrated what every Asian parent and kid knows: Asians are discriminated against in the admissions process. The Center for Equal Oppor-tunity, a think tank opposed to racial preferences, in a 2005 study looked at an in-state male applying to the University of Michigan who had no parental con-nection to the school. If he had a 1240 SAT score and a 3.2 GPA, he had a 92 percent chance of admission if black and 88 percent if Latino. If white, he had only a 14 percent chance, and if Asian, a 10 percent chance. Thomas Espenshade, the Princeton University academic and co-author of the book No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal,Ž examined applicants to elite private schools with comparable grades, scores, athletic abilities and family his-tories. He concluded that whites were significantly more likely to get admit-ted than Asians. This accounts for what must be the first mass effort of a minor-ity group to pass as whiteŽ since Jim Crow. All of this is done in the name of a diversityŽ of a crude, bean-counting sort. The private California Institute of Technology doesnt use quotas; its student body is 39 percent Asian. The University of California at Berkeley is forbidden by law from using quotas; its student body is more than 40 percent Asian. Only a bigot would believe that these schools are consequently worse learning environments, or that they are places characterized by monochromat-ic, lock-step thinking because so many students share a broad-brush ethnic designation. Stephen Hsu, a professor of physics at the University of Oregon and an outspo-ken critic of current admission practic-es, laments that Asians seem strangely accepting of the unfair treatment of their children. The official Asian-Amer-ican groups tend to support anti-Asian quotas because they are captives of lib-eral orthodoxy before all else. The Obama administrations misnamed Justice Department has joined with its wishfully named Education Department to urge schools to get cre-ative in circumventing Supreme Court limits on affirmative action. Its not quite Asians need not apply,Ž only that they should expect their ethnicity to be used against them should it become known to the authorities. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. t A d p t p rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONApplying while Asian r r C ( f G S amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Bradley Manning and the Fog of War


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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.Lawn chair lift-offsQ Larry Walters made history in 1982 with perhaps the most famous balloon ride of all time „ in an ordinary lawn chair, lifted by 45 helium-filled weather balloons „ soaring to over 16,000 feet in Southern California before descend-ing by shooting the balloons one by one. Q In 2008, gas station manager Kent Couch of Bend, Ore., made a similar lawn-chair flight and had scheduled another, for November 2011, to float over now-allegedly peaceful Baghdad, to raise money for Iraqi orphans. (Mr. Couch subsequently postponed his flight until March 2012 to give the chari-ties more time to organize.)Just nutsQ Unlicensed surgeonŽ-castrator Edward Bodkin resurfaced recently after more than a decade under the radar. He was sentenced to four years in prison in 1999 in Huntington, Ind., for unauthorized practice of medicine (removing the testicles, with consent, of five men). Mr. Bodkin was arrested in August 2011 in Wetumpka, Ala., and charged with possession of child por-nography, but authorities also recovered castration equipment, videos of castra-tions, photos of testicles in jars and a form contract apparently used by Mr. Bodkin to obtain the consent of men going under his knife. Q It is almost no longer weird that Western chefs attempt to get as exotic as they can serving plants, insects and obscure parts of animals in their dishes that are usually only experienced by cultures far removed from America. Jen-nifer McLagans recent book on how to cook animals oddŽ parts describes var-ious recipes for cooking hearts, heads, tongues and ears, and guesses that the next big thing in Western eating will be testicles. (S)teaks and chops are like bulletproof to cook,Ž she said. Any idiot can cook a steak, right?ŽWhats in a name? In January 2009, the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services removed three kids from the home of Heath and Deborah Campbell in Hol-land Township, apparently after becom-ing alarmed that the Campbells might be white supremacists. Though a court later concluded that the kids had been abused,Ž the Campbells told the New York Daily News in October 2011 that the state acted only based on the names the parents had given the kids -Adolf Hitler Campbell, who was then 3, and his then-1-year-old sisters, Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell and JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell. The Campbells have consistently denied that they are neo-Nazis.Baby-momma daddyThomas Beatie was big news in March 2008 when he and his wife, Nancy, decided to start a family, except that Thomas, not Nancy, took on the child-bearing responsibilities. (Thomas, born a female, had his breasts removed but retained his reproductive organs.) Thomas got pregnant, appeared on Oprah,Ž and subsequently had three children (who mugged delightfully for the cameras on the syndicated TV show The DoctorsŽ in October 2011). He also revealed on the show that it might be time to get his tubes tied, as each preg-nancy requires him, irritatingly, to aban-don his male hormone regimen.The Pervo-American communityConvicted child-sex offender Charlie Price, 57, was arrested in Pittsfield, Mass., but only for disturbing the peace „ because the victimŽ was merely made of cardboard. Price, spotting a sun-glasses display in a Rite-Aid pharmacy, had begun kissing and licking the face of the pictured model and groping her. Q NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE Get Florida Weekly delivered to your mailbox for only$3195*PER YEAR*Rates are based on standard rate postage. A one-year in-county subscription will cost $31.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call for out-of-county and out-of-state postage and pricing options. Subscribe online at or Call 239.333.2135


A8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYMrs. Davis, who divides her time between homes in Jupiter Island, New York and Maine, also underwrote last years Peace on EarthŽ exhibition at the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Her experiences are firmly anchored in the last century, but Mrs. Davis remains engaged in current affairs. During a recent Friday afternoon at her home, Mrs. Davis was celebrating the end of U.S. involvement in Iraq. Peace signs adorned her necklace and watchband as she sat in a sunroom that offered views of the Intracoastal Waterway beyond. Miss Teaser II, her 5-month-old Maltese puppy, scampered about the room, drawing laughter from Mrs. Davis and her two assistants. But the dog did not distract her from the subject at hand. When I think of the people, whoever, being slaughtered, being drowned by air bombs, I think its terrible. And for what? Nothing that they dont have to decide at a peace meeting any-way,Ž she says. So Im very pleased that today, Obama has taken this step, which I hope will be the first step toward making a peaceful world.Ž Mrs. Davis, born Feb. 25, 1907, remembers the First World War. Its terrible the way people go into a war so brazenly and cheerfully and hopefully „ for what? So they can kill each other? Thats all,Ž she says. Her own brother joined the cavalry during that first war to end all wars, and lived to tell about it. I remember my mother was very shaken because my brother skipped camp and came to Philadelphia to see us and she said hed be arrested for desertion,Ž Mrs. Davis says.Suffragettes marchIt was during that decade that Mrs. Davis had her first taste of activism. I do remember marching in a suffragette parade at that time, when I was 4 years old, by my mothers side, waving my little yellow flag in inno-cence,Ž she says with a chuckle. I didnt know what I was waving for but it was a good idea. It was for votes for women.Ž Some things never change.And were still working on that in Afghanistan and in places where women are not given their rights. I feel its time that all women have the right to vote in the countries in which they live and that if given a choice, theyd vote for peace,Ž she says. That certainly gets Mrs. Davis vote.A lot of people tell me that Im fighting a losing battle, that its ingrained in men to go to war, and I say it isnt ingrained in anybody. They ingrain it in themselves, and it should be a very easy thing to eliminate, so we must continue to try to eliminate it,Ž she says. Is fighting that desire to kill an uphill battle? I often wonder why the good lord made us so that we all have to eat each other to be satisfied, not that all of us do. Some are vegetarians but I think thats a minority,Ž Mrs. Davis says. I myself am a vegetarian in theory, but in practice I hunger for the meat that I eat, so thats not good. Its one of my flaws.Ž Yes, but at nearly 105, it is a flaw that seemingly has served her well.First trip to RussiaMrs. Davis journeyed to Russia in 1929 shortly after she graduated from college. She was traveling on horseback with a group through the Caucasus Moun-tains, when their horses were stolen and the group was forced to survive on a menu of wild berries and spit-roasted mountain goat. Did experiences like that contribute to her longevity? If I hadnt come back safely, it did,Ž she says with a laugh. She earned her doctorate in Geneva and wrote a study titled The Sovi-ets at Geneva,Ž about the League of Nations, which had its headquarters there. She has since returned to Russia more than 30 times and she celebrated her 95th birthday with Mikhail Gor-bachev. While in Switzerland, she met her future husband, Shelby Cullom Davis. They married in 1932, and they returned to the United States, where Mr. Davis wrote for such publications as The Atlantic Monthly, Current History and Readers Digest. Mr. Davis writing attracted the attention of Thomas Dewey, who asked him to be an economic adviser and speechwriter for his presidential cam-paign. In 1969, Mr. Davis was appointed to a six-year term as ambassador to Switzerland. Politics aside, Mr. Davis also invested in a company that became known as Shelby Cullom Davis & Co., and built a portfolio of insurance stocks. An initial $100,000 investment grew to more than $800 million by the time Mr. Davis died in 1994. The couples children are Shelby M.C. Davis, born in 1937, and Diana Davis Spencer, born in 1938; both are active with foundations of their own. Mrs. Davis grandson, Christopher C. Davis, runs the family business, now called Davis Funds. She has eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, all of whom are close to their matriarch. My family is thriving, Im glad to say,Ž she says.An artist’s lifeThrough it all Mrs. Davis has stayed active. When I was 96 years old I inadvertently broke my hip on the tennis court and I found out to my distress that I could no longer play tennis,Ž she says. She even had worked out a deal with her tennis pro. Youre only allowed one serve to my two. You must cover the whole court; I only have to cover the singles court. You must be careful how you hit the ball, because if you hit it and I cant return it, it means it you didnt hit it right and therefore it was your mistake and its my point,Ž she says, laughing. So the poor man accepted all these things and I used to win some games from him.Ž The tennis worlds loss was the art worlds gain. Mrs. Davis took up painting after her injury. Yes, she uses brushes to paint, but sponges, feathers, leaves and fingers are part of her arsenal of tools. She works in acrylic „ it dries quickly. And to paint with her fingers, she dons medical exam gloves and gets to work. Its really wonderful how fast you can go. I have some that I can show you that I did in 10 minutes,Ž she says. Mrs. Davis says she usually paints from photographs, but do not expect a copy. Im not any good at copying. I try, but I find I wander away and put in some strokes that may not be there,Ž she says. Her compositions are strong, and her sense of color is keen in her Impres-sionistic works. The painting is part of what keeps her in the present. I think that any painting is very good for ones soul. You can express yourself, and sometimes when I feel a little unhappy that Im not doing enough in this world, I think Id better try and paint what I want the world to look like or what I would like to be doing,Ž she says. Id love to be skiing. Id love to be playing tennis. Id love to be hiking and climbing mountains, because I always was very active and its been very difficult sometimes to be tied down by my lack of strength and my lack of sight, which is my worst punishment, if it is a punishment. I think it might be to teach me to learn patience because why else should I be inflicted with bad eyesight.ŽStill driven, but not drivingHer eyesight keeps her from behind the wheel of a car, but not a golf cart. Mrs. Davis, who learned to drive more than 90 years ago, still has a valid drivers license, which will be up for renewal in 2012. I remember when I learned to drive, which was way below the driving age. I was out driving with my brother, who was about seven years older than I, and I said to him, Billy, Id like to learn to drive. And he said, Ill teach you. And I said, Show me. So he showed me the clutches. Every car had a clutch „ one, two, three „ and then one to go back. So I listened very attentively, and I came home and I told my mother very proudly that I now knew how to drive the car and she said, That sounds wonderful, Kat, take me for a ride. So I took her for a ride, and luckily, there were very few cars around and I man-aged to bring her back safely and from then on, I felt I knew how to drive.Ž And this is a lady who has two speeds „ fast and faster,Ž says one of her assistants. Mrs. Davis says she was amazed at how easy it was to renew her driver license last time. That in turn made her suspicious of other drivers. I slowed down considerably because I wanted them to slow down,Ž she says. I led them to safety whether they wanted to or not. I did my good deed.ŽSlowing downThat gives Mrs. Davis time to focus on what matters. That includes peace.There is a lot to be done, and a lot of people are needed,Ž Mrs. Davis says. Still, she remains optimistic.I had noticed that I bought some baby underwear for a new grandchild which had peace symbols on it, which are on this watch,Ž she says, pointing at her wrist. Apparently, the peace symbol is being reproduced on many things now.Ž Slowing down also means more time with that little dog, Miss Teaser II. So what is the origin of that name?I couldnt remember Maltese,Ž Mrs. Davis says. People asked me, What kind of dog is that? and I had to think. Her name is Teaser so it must be Mal-tese. But I call her Sweetie Pie, Lamb Chop, Honey Bunchƒ Ž Trouble,Ž interjects one of her assistants. She knows she rules, but she submits to being picked up,Ž Mrs. Davis says. And laughter ensues. Q PEACEFrom page 1COURTESY PHOTO Kathryn W. Davis with her husband, Shelby Cullom Davis. COURTESY IMAGE Works by Kathryn W. Davis, including “Early Snow” (above) and “Tropical Bouquet” (below), will be part of an exhibition organized by the Lighthouse ArtCenter called “Jupiter Island Artistry,” open Jan. 31-Feb. 29 at Northern Trust Bank, 11301 N. U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach. Call 622-4600 to schedule a tour.


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I just joined for another year to keep it off and get more toned. Thank you! I feel great.ŽAnn Marie RussoGISFW Client We asked local community and cultural leaders to offer their thoughts on the New Year. Here are their comments:Most Rev. Gerald M. Barbarito Bishop of Palm BeachWhat are you looking forward to in 2012? “I look forward to doing all the things I do every year in carrying out my ministry here in the wonderful Diocese of Palm Beach. I am especially looking forward to the ‘Year of Faith,’ which the pope has called to begin on Oct. 11, 2012, the 50th anniversary of the Opening of the Second Vatican Council. I look forward to the preparation for this year as well as promoting the purpose of the year, which is to help Catholics appreciate more the gift of faith, deepen their relationship with God and strengthen their com-mitment to sharing their faith with others. Are you worried about anything in the coming year? “There are many challenges that lie ahead of the world and I believe we need to face them with trust in God and always in a context of faith.” Any resolutions? “My resolution is the usual one which is to hopefully grow in my own relationship to God and to help others grow in that relationship which brings joy and security.”Gary Beach Tony Award-winning actor and resident of Palm Beach GardensWhat are you looking forward to in 2012? “Having just moved here two years ago from New York City, I look forward to our winter here. I love ‘the season,’ the theaters starting up again…. I must say I’m looking forward to the elections and the dialogue they inspire.” Are you worried about anything in the coming year? “Not really. I still feel we’re heading in a good direction.” Any resolutions? “Eat less, sleep more and stop lying.”Jeffrey Berman Berman Enterprises (Downtown at the Gardens)What are you looking forward to in 2012? “Waking up on Dec. 22, 2012 and thinking ‘so this is the beginning of the new Mayan calendar era? Eh, feels the same as the old one,’ and then falling back asleep.” Are you worried about anything in the coming year? “Yes, not waking up Dec. 22.” Any resolutions? “I’d like to try and stay the same height.”Kathryn W. Davis Artist and philanthropistWhat are you looking forward to in 2012? “I’m looking forward to some more peace. That’s why I’m so happy today because there’s more peace in the Middle East, today, finally. It was very late coming, but it has to come.” Are you worried about anything in the coming year? “I feel that the atom bomb will be spread to very careless hands that could destroy this whole world if they’re not care-ful with the atom bombs, and I think that’s a very big danger, unfortunately.” Any resolutions? “You know, I can’t believe that New Year’s is going to be around the corner. This year has gone so fast. It doesn’t seem possible to me to think that Christmas is going to be in another week.” An assistant reminds her: “Last year, your resolution was to be of good intent.” “I would continue with that resolution. I can’t say it’s a resolution, but it is a hope, a desire. Many people say they want to leave this world a better place than they found it and that is one of my desires. You can call it a resolution that I do want to do that.”Jamie Stuve President and CEO,The Loxahatchee River Historical Society and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & MuseumWhat are you looking forward to in 2012? “I’ve reached the point where I just look forward to what each day brings and try not to have predetermined expectations. That being said I am looking forward to some new Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum educational programs we are launching in 2012, like ‘Hiking Through History’ for scouting and families groups and doing some traveling to see other lighthouses, including the Yaquina Head Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. Are you worried about anything in the coming year? “It’s hard to be responsible for a non-profit organization in these times and not worry about having enough funds for the good work our dedicated staff accomplish-es. We have a powerful vision for the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum site as both a nationally acclaimed heritage destination and a major eco-nomic driver for the area. Preserving history and historical properties is legacy work — I worry that there won’t be enough far-sighted folks to support these long-range plans.” Any resolutions? “I read a wonderful article in the current issue of ‘Shambhala Sun’ (Speak No Evil, Tweet No Evil) about a contem-porary concept of Buddhist right speech. I was astounded at how easy it is to think you are a decent person when in fact a lot of negative talk is coming out of your mouth. So my first resolution is the old adage — if you don’t have anything nice to say about someone, don’t say anything. I’ve already noticed how hard this is! This will keep me busy in 2012, but my other resolution is to be more spontaneous, so watch out!”Michelle Wasch-Lobovits Executive Director,JCC of the Greater Palm BeachesWhat are you looking forward to in 2012? “2012 will be a remarkable year, not only for me but for our entire community as we break ground on the new Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens. I’ve been looking forward for a num-ber years to see what will be a vibrant, state-of-the-art campus of Jewish life and learning start to emerge from the ground. It’s going to be an incredible year … and this is just the beginning.” Are you worried about anything in the coming year? “I avoid worrying by thinking in long-term instead of short-term outcomes, which can cause worry. Using this approach, I become confident that things turn out just the way they are supposed to.” Any resolutions? “I don’t make New Year’s resolutions because, as everyone jokes, they are made to be broken. In my quest to constantly find ways to be a better person, I am currently taking a course in Mussar given by Rabbi Howard Shapiro and sponsored jointly by the JCC and Temple Israel.”Reflections on a new year


A10 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY 2FourArtsPlaza€PalmBeach,FL33480€(561)655-7227€ FOURARTS.FOREVERYONE. ThisWeekatTheFourArtsWehopeyouwilljoinusforoneoftheseexcitingprograms. OnDisplayAllSeasonExhibit:FloridasWetlands€NoCharge€(561)655-7226 OnDisplaythroughJanuary15Exhibits:TheArtofIllustration:OriginalWorksofHowardChandlerChristyandJ.C.Leyendecker and AndyWarhol:TheBazaarYears1951-1964 $5;freeadmissionformembers€(561)655-7226 Monday,January4throughMonday,January30CampusontheLakeClasses:YogaandPilateswithLarkinBarnettTime:9-10a.m.everyMonday,Wednesday,FridayandSaturday$15persession€(561)805-8562 Wednesday,January4at8p.m.Concert:KeyboardConversationswithJeffreySiegel,RussianRapture! MusicofRachmaninoffandTchaikovskyŽ$40/$45€(561)655-7226 Thursday,January5at2:30p.m.CampusontheLakeLecture:TheOriginsofCarnivalŽwithTheodoreK.Rabb€$20€(561)805-8562 PartoftheSplendorsofItalySeries Thursday,January5at10p.m.CampusontheLakeWorkshopBegins:ShakespearesAdviceonLove,LeadershipandHumanNaturewithDrs.JonesAveryandRodewald$120foreightsessions€(561)805-8562 Thursday,January5ChildrensLibraryStoryTime:HappyNewYear!Time:10:30a.m.(Preschool)2:30p.m.(Family)Nocharge€(561)655-2776 Friday,January6at3:30p.m.FoodonFridays:FunChefsSchoolAgeCookingClasswithStaceyStolmanWebb$13€(561)655-2776€ReservationsRequired Friday,January6a t2:30,5:15and8p.m. Film:JaneEyre€$5 Saturday,January7at12p.m.TheMetOpera,LiveinHD:DieWalkre€$25/$15withstudentI.D. (561)655-7226Sunday,January8Concert:BrentanoStringQuartet€$15€(561)655-7226 linda HEALTHY LIVING I received an email from an old friend I havent seen in a long time. She shared the news that a close relative had passed away and that she and her family were taking it hard. As I was about to send an emailed reply of condolences, I stopped myself with chagrin. REALLY?!! Sending condolences by EMAIL!! I promptly picked up the phone to call her instead, and shared a heartfelt conversation, reminiscing and catching up with a friend who had shared an important chapter in my life. The exchange jarred my attention and prompted me to reflect on the ways we relate to those around us. And, impor-tantly, I wondered if there has been a significant change in how considerate we are of other peoples feelings. Many of us grew up in the generation schooled in reciting the Golden Rule by rote. You know, that old saying: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.Ž The adults in our lives prompted us to say please and thank youŽ on demand, and to always put ourselves in the other persons shoes.Ž While we pride ourselves on having mastered the rudimentary basics of todays technology, were often bewil-dered when navigating the social land-scape of the current generation. At times, it may seem like those around us have lost their civility „ that con-ventional manners are non-existent. We may feel assaulted by the seeming impatience, insensitivity and rudeness we witness firsthand. Were all very quick to indignantly take offense at the poor manners of young people, and to admonish their parents for failing to serve as proper role models. But lets not be so quick. Have we, too, become insensitive to the peace of others in coffee shops or waiting rooms when we talk loudly on our cell phones? Is it a sign of our times that we dont look twice if we see two people sitting in a restaurant, simultaneously checking their cell phones for mes-sages, instead of talking to each other? What frightens us even more is the worry that we, too, may become be one of thoseŽ who are so self-absorbed that we barrel through life without consider-ing our impact on others. Have we too, become complacent or inconsiderate? I once asked a young woman why she didnt answer the text of a young man who had requested meeting for a din-ner date. Without a trace of discomfort she replied, Im not interested in going out. Hell know if I dont answer, Im not interested.Ž Is that the accepted proto-col in todays world? Few of us enjoy an awkward conversation, with the poten-tial of hurting someones feelings. But what ever happened to common cour-tesy of returning a phone call? We cer-tainly make the effort when were eager to secure a coveted table at a hot new restaurant. But, do we take the time to call to cancel when weve changed our plans? The people who work hard to serve us appreciate when we take the time to show them that we value their time and feelings. And what about patience? Are we able to tolerate the person in front of us in line who takes their sweet time? Or do we start fuming and muttering? What about the poor salesperson who is not able to satisfy our request? Are we able to contain our contempt? The other day I saw a woman continue a conversation on her cell phone in a crowded store while a saleswoman was trying to offer assistance. There were others waiting their turn but the woman seemed oblivious to the bottle-neck she was causing. Was this woman so consumed by the immediacy of the call that she was unaware that others were inconvenienced? Did this imply she believed her needs mattered more than the sensibilities of the others? There are aspects of our current culture that dehumanize us. Reaching out for customer service and getting diverted to an operator in India can leave us feeling marginalized. Waiting on hold with music playing, when we call our insurance carrier or cell-phone company can be unnerving. Waiting on security lines at the airport and having our luggage rifled through by agents with a surly attitude can leave us feel-ing like cattle. But does that entitle us to pass along the surliness? Knowing that our children are watching us (and learning) should be a moti-vator to mind our manners. When we cut ahead in line, castigate a service person or treat them as a non-person, we are demonstrating important les-sons. Its quite disarming to observe a person demeaned as if they dont have feelings, or their feelings dont count. Most of us are collectively embarrassed when we, or the ones we love, show signs of incivility. If our cell phones shrill in a quiet audience, we become sheepish or aghast that weve disturbed the quiet. Its not that we are inherently rude or indifferent. Rather, we are not always mindful to feelings of others, or the world about us. Have we forgotten the pleasure of sending a hand written note? Yes, we do save on the postage but we lose some-thing personal when we communicate in electronic transactions. It takes a certain amount of mindfulness to put ourselves in anothers shoes. Lets make sure to show our humanity. Whether its a service person or a neighbor, lets take the time to look in their eyes when we speak „ communicating that we respect their individuality as people. Q Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. A Palm Beach Gardens resident, she holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Gardens office at 630-2827, or at this high-tech world, let’s not forget to treat people humanely


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 A11 ONESSIMO FINE ART x£xxn£U{x*6]-1/r££ *rn,r 777" r--" r,/n"*,r-r /-/r7",,r "7 r,/-/9"1E9"1, 1r-/,r 6/r/" ,rnr*/" ...TO BE HELD AT 4530 PGA BLVD, SUITE 101r/1, * / -] -n1*/1,r- ,*n7",-PLEASE RSVP TO 561.355.8061,9] 1,9]2012FROM*‡™* A variety of events are offered in January at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. Q Learn to Kayak! Jan. 1, 10:00 a.m. (about 1 hour)Representatives from Adventure Times Kayaks will teach a land-based course that gives beginners the skills necessary for kayaking. Reservations are recommended. The program is free with park admission. For information and reservations call the Ranger Station at 624-6950. Q MacArthur Under Moonlight Concert:Jan. 7, 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)Relax in the moonlight for a magical night of music. This concert series will be held once a month featuring a dif-ferent band every month. This months musician is local artist Alex Kash. Born and raised in San Francisco, Mr. Kash is a songwriter, 12-string acoustic guitar-ist and solo artist. His music combines Americana, soul, R&B and jazz sounds. No reservations required and children under age 10 are free. Admission is $5 per person. More information: 624-6950. Q Bluegrass Music with the Conch Stomp BandJan. 8, 2-4 p.m.The Conch Stomp Band plays a variety of bluegrass songs. This program is free with park admission. Call 624-6950. Q Art in Nature Program: Whimsical Landscape Painting instructionJan. 12, 10 a.m. This course teaches basic composition, and painting technique with a touch of whimsy. Cost is $30 for members of the Friends of MacArthur BeachŽ and $35 for non-members. Res-ervations required. Call Janice Kerber, 776-7221, ext. 104, for reservations and a materials list. Q Reading with a RangerJan. 12, 10:30 a.m.Listen to a staff naturalist read out loud from the childrens book The Tiny Seed,Ž by Eric Carle. Bring your children and listen to this story about a seed that has a perilous journey to become a flower that produces more seeds and also participate in fun activi-ties. The program is for pre-school chil-dren and their families. Reservations are required; call Janice Kerber, 776-7221, ext. 104. Free with park admission. Q Speaker Series: “Life in the Mangrove”Jan. 14, 11 a.m.-noonLeni Bane, author of the book, Life in the Mangrove,Ž will talk about the estuary at the park and sign copies of her book. Cost: $15 per person or $10 per person for members of the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park.Ž Res-ervations required; call Janice Kerber at 776-7221, ext. 104 for reservations. Q Bluegrass MusicJan. 15, 1-4 p.m.Nathan Rich and the Untold RichesŽ bring their foot-stompin and hand-clappin bluegrass music to the Parks Amphitheater. The concert is free with park admission of $5 per carload. Q Family Art in Nature ProgramJan. 15, 2-4 p.m. A workshop designed for the whole family. Design and create something beautiful out of the unexpected. Child and parent will create something spe-cial using a variety of materials. The program cost $35 for members of the Friends of MacArthur BeachŽ or $40 for non-members. Reservations required. Call Janice Kerber at 776-7221, ext. 104 for reservations. Q F.U.N. Program: “Plant Processes”Jan. 21, 9-10 a.m.Discover how plant structures help plants to survive in our coastal com-munity. This program is free with park admission. Reservations required; call Janice Kerber, 776-7221, ext. 104. Q Birding Jan. 22, 1 p.m.Bird lovers can join a Ranger-led educational walk identifying many spe-cies of birds that make their home in the park. Reservations recommended. Visitors should bring binoculars or rent them at the Parks Nature Center. Pro-gram is free with park admission. For more information, call 624-6950. Q Daily Nature Walks and ToursDaily at 10 a.m., Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.Join one of the staff naturalists for a one-mile walk through the parks four distinct habitats, and learn about the parks ecosystems and history. The walk is free with park admission. Tour rides are available for those unable to walk; reservations are required and should be made two weeks in advance. For information and reser-vations, call 624-6950. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is located on Jack Nicklaus Drive just north of Singer Island between Blue Heron Boulevard and PGA Boulevard in North Palm Beach. The Friends of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is the not-for-profit organization sponsor-ing these events. For more information on the FriendsŽ call 776-7449 or see MacArthur Beach events include kayaking, music and art


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Figurines were the photographsŽ of the 18th and 19th centuries. Well-known politi-cians, royalty, sports figures, actors, writers, religious subjects and newsworthy crimi-nals, places and events were the inspiration for the figurines. They were made to sell, so the figurines had to depict something that would add decorative value to a home. But the potters had few sources to use when making a portrait „ just a few prints, paint-ings and sometimes statues. Staffordshire potters wanted to tap the American mar-ket by selling figurines of American politi-cians. George Washington was a popular subject, and both standing figures and busts of Washington were made. But since no English potter had ever seen the first U.S. president, some potters wound up labeling figurines of Benjamin Franklin as George Washington. William Shakespeare and John Milton were famous British writers seldom shown in widely distributed prints, but a large statue of Shakespeare stands in West-minster Abbey, and a smaller one of Milton is owned by the York Castle Museum. So several Staffordshire potteries made 12-inch copies of the statues that could be displayed on a fireplace mantel. And, of course, dis-playing the statues suggested that the own-ers were well-read. Q: My mother gave me a pressed-glass plate that has a frosted center embossed with a picture of a man on horseback spearing a lion. The scalloped edges have alternating panels of oak leaves and dia-monds. Its signed Jaco-bus.Ž Its approximately 11 inches in diameter. Id like to know more about it and its value. A: Your plate was made by Gillinder & Sons of Philadelphia, which was founded by William Gillinder in 1861. Its part of the Clas-sic pattern designed by P.J. Jacobus (1844-1910). There were five plates in this pattern. The oth-ers pictured the 1884 U.S. presidential and vice presidential candi-dates, Democrats Gro-ver Cleveland and Thomas A. Hendricks and Republicans James G. Blaine and John A. Logan. Value: under $100. Q: Can you tell me if there is a market for vinyl records from the 1940s and 50s? I have two albums full. A: Most records made before the 1940s were made with a hard shellac surface, so they usually broke if dropped. By 1946, unbreakable vinyl records were being sold commercially. Companies began phasing out the production of phonograph records after compact discs became available in 1982. There has been renewed interest in vinyl recordings in the past few years because they produce a fuller sound than digital recordings, which dont capture every tone. Some companies are even making new vinyl records. Most old records sell for less than $20, but an early rare recording by Elvis Presley might sell for several hundred dol-lars. Elvis Presleys first recording for Sun Record Co. in 1954, Thats All RightŽ and Blue Moon of Kentucky,Ž recently sold for $896. Q: I have a collection of swanky swigs with var-ious decorations. Most of them are in good shape, but some of them are cloudy. Ive tried soak-ing them with denture cleaner and scrubbing the outside gently with liquid dish detergent, to no avail. Do you have any other suggestions for getting the glass clear again? A: It depends on what caused the glasses to become cloudy. Hard water can cause calcium deposits to build up on the glass and make it cloudy. Filling the glasses with warm water and adding a denture tablet usually clears it up. Other solutions include soaking the glasses in a mixture of hot water and a cup of white vinegar, or washing them in a dishwasher with a cup of vinegar poured in the bottom of the dishwasher. You also can try using a cleaner meant for shower doors. If none of these solutions works, your glasses probably are permanently etched. Sometimes this happens if the water is too soft and too much detergent is used. This condition cant be cured. Q: I have a mahjong set that Id like to know more about. The cabinet holding the drawers of tiles is elaborately carved on all four sides and the top. Ive been assured that the tiles are real ivory and bamboo. Ive had the set for about 65 years. Can you tell me anything about its origin or value? A: The game of mahjong is based on a card game played in China in the late 1800s. The game became popular in the United States in the 1920s. Early sets were imported from China. Tiles were made of ivory, bone or wood. Some sets came in intricately carved rosewood boxes, while others were packed in cardboard boxes. Sets made in the United States during the 1930s usually have Bakelite or plastic tiles. Joseph Park Babcock, a Standard Oil Co. civil engineer, often is credited with bringing the game to the United States after he saw it being played when he was sent to Suzhou, China, in 1912. One of the names the Chinese used for the game was ma que,Ž which means sparrow.Ž Babcock trademarked the name Mah-JonggŽ and published a book of game rules in 1920. Several manufacturers made their own versions of the game but had to use other names for it. Babcock assigned his rights to the name to Parker Brothers in 1924. Mahjong is still played in the United States, but the version played now is different from the version played in the 1920s, according to the National Mah-Jongg League. Tip: Rotate your dining room, kitchen, and coffee tables on your birthday. If you remember to do this each year, the furniture will fade evenly. Q KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTINGDecorative figurines depicted cultural icons l h o m b 1 I terry England's Derby Porcelain Works made these figurines, copies of fa-mous statues of William Shakespeare and John Milton. The 12 -inch figures sold as a pair for $460 at a 2010 Charlton Hall auction in West Columbia, S.C.


BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESS INDUSTRY WEEK OF DEC. 29-JAN. 4, 2011 A13 Across the forecasting spectrum, from academics to some government watchers to indus-try groups, theres a cautious optimism about Floridas econo-my in the New Year. From a recent gathering of economists at a Realtors conference, where the consensus was that the state has already started a bit of a recovery, to employment agencies, to the gover-nor of the state, theres a sense that finally, the state has turned the corner. In Florida, where the economic heights of the middle of the last decade were propped up on a booming housing industry, it is in the real estate market that many economists are looking to gauge whether the crash has reached its low point. And Florida Realtors Chief Economist John Tuccillo said at a recent real estate industry conference that indicators in that industry are good. Sales are trending up, listing inventories are falling „ we are seeing multiple offers on homes in some local markets,Ž Mr. Tuccillo said. Our state is in a mini-recovery.Ž Buyers have stepped back into the Florida market,Ž added Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors. Those projections come as a business survey found hiring likely to increase after the first of the year, nationally. ManpowerGroup earlier this month released its Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, which said that after taking out seasonal variations, employers plans for the first quarter of next year are still to add jobs at a plus 9 percent clip, up from the fourth quarter and about the same as a year ago. This represents the most promising hiring outlook since 2008,Ž ManpowerGroup said. Despite stubbornly high unemployment „ 10 percent in November in Florida „ and months of low consumer confidence readings, retail-ers are predicting the largest year-over-year increase in holiday shopping since before the recession, a very welcome sign that things are on the upswing. The National Retail Federation said sales on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, usually a harbinger of sales for the sea-son, were up 6.6 percent over last year. Mr. Yun said at the Realtors conference in Orlando that prices appear to be stabilizing in Florida, and that South Florida, in particular, is poised to see a new mini-boom. Dont be surprised to see a gain in home prices in the Miami and Naples markets in the next 18 months,Ž he said in a recent statement put out by the Realtors. From there, the recov-ery is likely to roll northward to Central Florida and then North Florida.Ž University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith agreed with the optimism, though tem-pering it with less bullishness about the pace. In his latest forecast from the UCF Institute for Economic Competitiveness, Mr. Snaith said slowŽ will continue to be a key word „ he predicts unemployment in Florida will remain above 9 percent until the end of 2014 „ but that some areas will see growth. Payrolls and incomes are expected to creep up, retail sales will be much stronger, and hous-ing starts will go up, Mr. Snaith predicts. Still, he said, things wont look like 2006-2007 for quite some time. The year is shaping up to be another year of subpar growth,Ž the institute said in its report. Growth, to be sure, will continue and 2012 will be an improvement over a largely disappointing 2011, but economic growth for the year will (be less than) 2 percent and payrolls will expand by just 1.8 percent.Ž The near term economic picture for Florida is for a modest acceleration of the pace of recovery, including the labor market over the next two quarters,Ž the report said. But, Mr. Snaith noted, the damage to our economy from the recession, housing and financial crises was severe, and the process of rebuilding will take time.Ž State economists have come to share Mr. Snaiths caution, after getting a bit giddy earlier in the year. Revenue forecasters for the state had projected strong growth numbers that back in the spring had given lawmakers hope that there might be state budget growth this year, or at least flat tax revenue. But after a couple of months of warnings that taxes werent com-ing in as strong as first thought, economists in October reduced their projections fairly dra-matically, slicing $1.6 billion from the states fore-cast-ed tax revenue over the next year and a half. Much of Floridas fate is tied to the national economy „ as it goes, so go the local economies to a certain degree. In Florida, that link is particularly acute because of the states reli-ance on people moving here, either in retirement or for new opportunities „ when housing was booming, there was a stream of people moving to the state to take part in that boom „ and people coming here on vacation. Mark Vitner, a senior economist at Wells Fargo in Charlotte, N.C., said in a recent state-ment that the U.S. economy, in turn, is tied in part to the financial crisis in Europe. But, he also expects a national recovery to continue next year „ and that, he noted, makes it easier for retirees and others in other parts of the country to sell homes and buy new ones in Florida. It also means a recovery in tourism, which helps fuel Floridas economy. Gov. Rick Scott made a turn-around in jobs his primary goal. Its been a mixed year „ jobs have indeed been created and the unemploy-ment rate has dropped more than in almost any other state, from around 12 percent when he was elected to 10 percent now. But the states jobless rate remains among the highest in the nation. Gov. Scott, too, though is optimistic that the trend is in the right direction. Weve turned the corner,Ž the governor said in an interview with The News Service of Flor-ida. This was a state that was losing jobs for four straight years and this year weve generat-ed 134,800 private sector jobs. So were heading in the right direction.Ž Q Economic analysts cautiously optimistic about turnaround in FloridaON THE REBOUND? BY DAVID ROYSEThe News Service of Florida“Sales are trending up, listing inventories are falling — we are seeing multiple offers on homes in some local markets. Our state is in a mini-recovery.” – John Tuccillo, Florida Realtors Chief Economist


A14 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYWith the years end will come yearend investment statements from your advisers. What to do? First things first: know your portfolio. After understand-ing your portfolio as much as you possibly can (on your own or through assistance), then talk to your advis-ers. After reflection (and not knee-jerk reactions), then consider making changes, focusing on asset allocation as the most important of portfolio ele-ments. Here are some suggestions to help you keep your financial house in order in 2012: Q Make a commitment to understand what your statements are telling you about your portfolios components and performance. Numbers tell a story and you need to find out your story. Find your year-end statements and study them. When you sit flown with your broker or adviser, you will review all elements of those statements, espe-cially those parts of the statement that are not comprehensible to you. You cannot have a meaningful conversa-tion with a lawyer, a spouse and your multiple investment advisers unless you understand your statement. You will know that you know when you can explain it to a spouse or someone who is not a financial geek so practice aloud to yourself or write the story of your portfolio on paper. Many investment firms have different ways of present-ing the same information so transition is not seamless; it takes a while to get oriented to each firms layout. Q Make a commitment to set an annual review with your advisers or brokers. The best time to book a meet-ing is after the market closes: the office is quiet and the adviser wont have any distractions. Make sure you received your statements in advance and that you have done your best to understand them. Make a list of questions and attend the meeting with a note pad. Like a lecture, you will want to take notes and reread them that evening. You want to ask the same questions over and over until you understand the answers. You want to absorb as much insight from your advisers as possible. If you start a meeting in a critical or negative frame of mind and use critical language (as you are disturbed that you have losses or under per-formance), you might be limiting the amount of information that you really need to gather to make an informed assessment of your portfolio. Q Be cautious when you hear that your adviser is not concerned about what has happened in the past 12 months and is really only concerned about the next five to 10 years. You might be dead in five to 10 years. Such discussions really take the cli-ents attention away from recent performance. True, one year is not neces-sarily a good yardstick, as some strate-gies and algorithmic trading needs 18 months to 2 years for evaluation. Q An equity portfolio that is very large will most often approximate market returns; so if such a portfolio is not faring as well as benchmarks, you might have reason for immedi-ate concern. If managers tell you that they invest for the long term and are not deterred by short-term result. Be careful that you do not hear this tune again next year. Accumulated years of short-term returns ultimately become the long term. Q Be cautious to not get focused on one individual stock or one sub-man-ager in your portfolio review with your adviser as it, again, derails your focus from the picture and many an adviser can talk his/her way out of any corner. Q Making a decision to allocate more funds or pull funds while in a meeting might not be to your advan-tage; you might be better served to consider all the information over sev-eral days before you make any changes. You might be better served to speak to all your advisers before you make any asset changes. Q Let your adviser know clearly how often you want communication other than statements or mass e-mailings. Some clients want constant dialogue and others will plan to talk to you in a year or more. The adviser might be thinking that you want to be left alone all the while you are wondering why you are not getting phone calls. Q You (or your accountant or your adviser) should pull all your various accounts together to see allocations and performance on a consolidated basis. You will want to know your con-solidated exposure to: equities, bonds, and other alternative asset classes; you will want to know consolidated income from the portfolio. Remember: portfolio allocation is more important than the individual selections! And you want to create true portfolio diversifi-cation, beyond traditional asset classes of bonds and equities Consider the benefits of several investment advisers. There is value to having multiple advisers as each might have a different area of expertise and each has a different view of the world. Studies have shown that after 2008, there was marked shift in wealth port-folios from a sole adviser to several advisers. Q „ Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 239-571-8896. For midweek commentaries, write to „ 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 & INVESTINGTime to make some New Year’s investment resolutions i t p f i i o jeannette SHOWALTER CFA


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 BUSINESS A15NETWORKING Arthur R. Marshall Foundation River of Grass gala and awards presentation at the Kravis Center We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Chuck and Jeri Muoio and Nancy and John Marshall2. Judith Schrafft and Bobbie Lindsay3. Harry and Bobbi Horwich, Kathryn Fox and Allen Martincavage4. Roberta Drey and Ron Silverston5. Champions of the Everglades Evan Hirsche, Karen Marcus and Charlie Pelizza6. Harvey Oyer, Francesca Alfani and Monique McCall7. Philip and Jenny Prior Brown8. Matt and Ann Raffenberg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8


REAL ESTATE A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRY WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 A16 PALM BEACH GARDENS FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Waterway Retreat This waterfront estate at 1695 Lands End Road in Manalapan has a boat dock and is just minutes to the Atlantic Ocean. It offers six bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It has 9,670 total square feet of living space. The large kitchen has custom cabinets and granite countertops. Bathrooms have been nicely renovated and the home has a “ replace, elevator, high ceilings and ” oorto-ceiling impact doors and windows. A huge master suite with a sitting area offers expansive water views. Outdoors is a pool, a spillover spa, a large patio and a summer kitchen for outdoor entertaining. With the home comes a beach club membership to the LaCoquille Club located at The Ritz Carlton. Water frontage is 148 feet. Fite Shavell & Associates lists the home at $4,490,000. The agent is Bill Quigley, 561-346-3434, wquigley@“ Q


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A20 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY HOUSE OF THE WEEK SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Frenchmen’s Creek home features ultra-modern kitchenTranquility and AmenitiesThis contemporary four-bedroom, four-bathroom pool home at 13891 Le Bateau in Frenchmans Creek has been renovated from ” oor to ceiling. It has a great new feel with a wonderful natural stone and smooth wood combination throughout. It features a Japanese garden, the bedroom suites offer privacy, and there is a mahogany library. The kitchen is ultra-modern and there is separate dining room for entertaining. The master suite features a customized closet and his-and-her bathrooms. The home has a three-car garage. The community has two of the “ nest golf courses in South Florida, a competitive tennis program with 15 Har-tru tennis courts and full-time teaching professionals, a 85,000-square-foot clubhouse with three dining rooms, its own private Beach Club and a new “ tness and spa facility. This home is listed for $1,675,000, with Illustrated Properties. Agents are Lynn Byrd, 561-762-2772 and Mary Saxton, 561-762-2770. Q COURTESY PHOTOS


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FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B1 WEEK OF DEC. 29-JAN. 4, 2012 Keeping the holiday lightHow to throw a fun party with a minimum of fuss. B19 XSocietySee who is out and about in Palm Beach County. B12, 15-17 XWaiting for the fig to fallSometimes relationships are about opportunity. B2 X INSIDE A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE The Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club announces its 8th annual Author Breakfast Series, moderated by Parker Ladd and Jackie Weld. Mr. Ladd origi-nally launched the Author Breakfast Series based on a television program he hosted on A&E, The Open Book.Ž Once again, I am proud that we are providing a program with such diversity and we can look forward to some very stimulating discussion,Ž said Mr. Ladd, founding moderator, in a written statement. I am also happy to welcome Jackie Weld as an author interviewer. Her talent will be much appreciated.Ž Ms. Weld, a novelist and biographer who has long been involved in the arts and literary world of New York, will moderate two of the six Author Break-fast Series events this season. Mr. Ladd, a former English and history teacher, worked at renowned publishing house Charles Scribners Sons in New York City as a publishing executive. In the 1980s, he joined syndicated columnist Liz Smith and fash-ion designer Arnold Scassi, becoming a member of the Board of Directors of Literary Partners. The non-profit orga-nization aims to teach the more than one million adultŽ New York popula-tion who cannot read, write or count at a fifth-grade level. Ms. Weld, a trustee of Literary Partners, now serves as the Honorary Chairman of the executive commit-tee. She is also a trustee of the writers organization PEN. Author breakfasts are held in the ballroom of Caf Boulud at The Brazil-ian Court, beginning at 8:45 a.m., con-cluding at 10 a.m. Reservations are Brazilian Court sets 8th annual author series Cruise controlThe new Mission: Impossible may be the year’s best action film. B11 X MOMS THE WORDLaura Turnbull gets to be the mother she hoped she never would be, and she is delighted about it. Ms. Turnbull is set to star in Palm Beach Dramaworks produc-tion of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,Ž which opens Jan. 6. Its interesting to take on a character like this because shes pretty harsh. Shes not really going to win mother of the year, not that I assume that I could,Ž Ms. Turnbull says. In the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paul Zindel, she portrays a con-trolling single mom who thwarts any opportunities her daughters have at succeeding. I dont really relate to this because I feel like I came from a happy family,Ž the Coral Springs actress says. Dysfunction was not an everyday thing. As adults, we can come back and say, Wow, Mom was a little too tough on us at times.Ž But that is part of the challenge of bringing that bitter, abusive mother, Beatrice, to life. She got lost along the way,Ž Ms. Turnbull says of Beatrice. But thats more fun to play than the person who is nice and is a Donna Reed role.Ž And adding further to the challenge is the casting of Ms. Turn-bulls own daughter, Arielle Hoff-man, as Tillie, the girl who grows the title marigolds. Playing Tillie is Ms. Hoffmans first professional stage role, and a world away from the last time she appeared on stage with her mother and father, director/actor Avi Hoff-man, in a production of Fiddler on the Roof.Ž Its a very different experience,Ž she says. One, because its exclu-sively with my mom and theres no big musical numbers.Ž The play hinges on Tillies science fair project „ marigolds raised from seeds exposed to radia-tion „ and her moms desire to destroy any opportunities she has at succeeding, in part because the manic, drug-using Beatrice sees BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comDramaworks production of “Marigolds” is a family affair for mother-daughter teamCOURTESY PHOTO Laura Turnbull, left, Skye Coyne and Arielle Hoffman star in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ production of “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.” SEE MARIGOLDS, B4 XSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE AUTHOR, B4 XLADD WELD


B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY I recently came across a book of Italian folktales. My favorite went some-thing like this: A farmer had a lazy son who refused to work in the fields. The farmer fret-ted about what to do with his useless boy until one day, walking through the village, he spotted a professor reclining beneath a fig tree. The wise old man appeared to be pondering the complexi-ties of the universe. He lay perfectly still for several minutes before reaching out to pluck a fig from the ground. He ate the fruit slowly and afterward went back to his stationary meditations. The farmer thought to himself, I shall make my son a scholar. He approached the professor. You must teach my son your wisdom,Ž he said to the professor. The professor nodded gravely. Send him to me.Ž The next day, the son joined the old teacher beneath the tree. They lay for many hours without moving or speak-ing. As the professor extended his hand to retrieve a fig from the ground, the boy spoke to the branches overhead. Fig, fall into my mouth,Ž he said.At the end of the day, the farmer arrived to retrieve his son. He took the professor aside. How did he do?Ž he asked. The professor stroked his chin thoughtfully. Your son is already very wise,Ž he said. He has taught me this day.Ž When it comes to relationships, I have something of the same philosophy. Ive read so many dating advice books and digested so many articles on what men really want, that Id decided a woman has to be passive when it comes to romance. Dating advice experts claim that men want to be men. Let them make the first m ove, the books say. Let them invite you on a date. Let them pursue you. All these admonitions to be receptive rather than pro-active have made me one stationary woman. The problem with this strategy, as my wise friend Ken recently pointed out, is that you have to take what you get. You take the fig that falls into your mouth, even if its neither the juici-est nor the plumpest. Or even the fig you want at all. The dilemma is how to strike the right balance. How to be both active and demure. How to sig-nal the right person while still letting him lead. Or not. Sometimes we have to take the lead ourselves. Theres a particular fig Ive been waiting to fall for some time. We correspond regularly, but hes never made the next step. I started to lose patience. Meditat-ing on my new approach, I dropped him an e-mail. Have you seen the new art exhibit downtown?Ž I asked. Maybe we could go together.Ž I held my breath. This was a bold step for me. It broke every lesson The Rules taught, defied every gos-pel Steve Harvey preached. But I was tired of taking only the low-hanging fruit. My new interest wrote back the same day. Sounds like fun,Ž he said. How about this weekend?Ž Perhaps, then, my approach has been all wrong. It only pays to be demure to a limit. At a certain point, a lady has to make her own harvest. Q SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSFig, fall into my mouth p a t w d artis 2FourArtsPlaza€PalmBeach,FL33480€(561)655-7227€ FOURARTS.FOREVERYONE. ThisWeekatTheFourArtsWehopeyouwilljoinusforoneoftheseexcitingprograms. OnDisplayAllSeasonExhibit:FloridasWetlands€NoCharge€(561)655-7226 OnDisplaythroughJanuary15Exhibits:TheArtofIllustration:OriginalWorksofHowardChandlerChristyandJ.C.Leyendecker and AndyWarhol:TheBazaarYears1951-1964 $5;freeadmissionformembers€(561)655-7226 Monday,January4throughMonday,January30CampusontheLakeClasses:YogaandPilateswithLarkinBarnettTime:9-10a.m.everyMonday,Wednesday,FridayandSaturday$15persession€(561)805-8562 Wednesday,January4at8p.m.Concert:KeyboardConversationswithJeffreySiegel,RussianRapture! MusicofRachmaninoffandTchaikovskyŽ$40/$45€(561)655-7226 Thursday,January5at2:30p.m.CampusontheLakeLecture:TheOriginsofCarnivalŽwithTheodoreK.Rabb€$20€(561)805-8562 PartoftheSplendorsofItalySeries Thursday,January5at10p.m.CampusontheLakeWorkshopBegins:ShakespearesAdviceonLove,LeadershipandHumanNaturewithDrs.JonesAveryandRodewald$120foreightsessions€(561)805-8562 Thursday,January5ChildrensLibraryStoryTime:HappyNewYear!Time:10:30a.m.(Preschool)2:30p.m.(Family)Nocharge€(561)655-2776 Friday,January6at3:30p.m.FoodonFridays:FunChefsSchoolAgeCookingClasswithStaceyStolmanWebb$13€(561)655-2776€ReservationsRequired Friday,January6at2:30,5:15and8p.m.Film:JaneEyre€$5 Saturday,January7at12p.m.TheMetOpera,LiveinHD:DieWalkre€$25/$15withstudentI.D. (561)655-7226Sunday,January8Concert:BrentanoStringQuartet€$15€(561)655-7226


B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYher own life as a failure. Tillies older sister Ruth bends to their moms will and is spared some of her wrath. That anger comes across in the writing. I think its very well written and has something to say,Ž Ms. Turnbull says. There are moments, depending on how the mother is treating the daughter, and you say, Wow. Paul Zindell says himself he based this on his mother. Write what you know and that speaks volumes in a play like this.Ž The reality of the storytelling spoke to her. Its a real life slice of someones world and how they got through it,Ž Ms. Turnbull says. The play is not all dark, either.Arielles character is the light and the hope and that little bit of I will survive no matter what, she says, adding that she appreciates the diversity of the two characters. Its a play that frequently changes the people who assume its roles. Ive talked to a few people, a couple of actresses, whove said to me, This play changed my life because I played the daughter and my mom came to see and recognized herself in the play,Ž Ms. Turnbull says. And in a way that makes the play similar to life. Until you break the pattern, make the change, some dynamics in the fam-ily unit just get passed on until someone breaks it,Ž she says. Maybe its because someone in the household doesnt know any better. I think in that way its kind of timeless.Ž Just like the differences between siblings. Its interesting because I auditioned for the older sister. I didnt know I would be reading for the younger sister until (producing artistic director Wil-liam Hayes) told me I would be reading for the younger sister,Ž Ms. Hoffman says. As I read the play more, I found that I was very similar to Tillie, the younger daughter.Ž How so?She is very different from her sister and her mom in the play. She is very intelligent but thrives on being alone. She would rather be working on a sci-ence experiment or be with her rabbit,Ž Ms. Hoffman says. She has this inner self-confidence in her life that I try to emulate. I know who I am and I stick to that, and thats who Tillie is.Ž But thats where similarities end in this production. Ms. Turnbull brags about both of her daughters, Arielle, 17, and Liana, 13. I adore them, and respect them in so many ways and am proud to be their mom,Ž she says. And this mother doesnt have those characteristics in so many ways.Ž And, unlike Tillie, Ms. Hoffman is looking ahead to college with the sup-port of two loving parents. In February, I start my college auditions, so Ill be flying up to Chicago and New York to audition for a bunch of colleges and get in somewhere,Ž she says. I have no idea where Im going. It really just depends on where I get in.Ž Top schools in the Chicago area include Northwestern, DePaul and Roo-sevelt, she says. But she is hopeful to land in New York. My top choice is Carnegie Mellon and Im also applying to Juilliard,Ž she says. So how does Dad feel about all of this? I think hes very excited to come see it. I think hes really proud and I think hes really excited that Mom and I get to act together,Ž she says. But Ms. Hoffman and her mom arent the only members of the Turnbull-Hoff-man family who will be appearing on the Palm Beach Dramaworks stage. Meet Harvey the rabbit.The rabbit, named Harvey, is a theater bunny,Ž Ms. Hoffman says. The play calls for a little white rabbit, coin-cidentally we have a little white rabbit, and everybody loves him.Ž Harvey, who plays Peter, seems to enjoy the role. He commutes with us. He came in with us and was so friendly. Its a family affair with my mom and my rabbit,Ž she says. So hes making his theater debut as well. He was destined for this.Ž Q MARIGOLDSFrom page 1“It’s a real-life slice of someone’s world and how they got through it.” – Laura Turnbull, star of “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” >>What: “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Manin-the-Moon Marigolds”>>When: The show opens in previews Jan. 4-5; of cial opening night is 8 p.m. Jan. 6. Show runs through Jan. 29.>>Where: Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach.>>Cost: $55 per person; student/Equity pricing at $10 also is available.>>Info: 514-4042, Ext. 2, or in the know required. Tickets are $100 per person and include breakfast, valet parking and a copy of the featured books. For reservations and information, call Sandra Rodriguez at 366-4301.A look at the 2012 Author Breakfast Series Lineup:QJan. 20 (moderated by Parker Ladd):Alexandra Styron — Reading My Father: A Mem-oir.Ž Part memoir, part eulogy.Ivana Lowell — Why Not Say What Happened: A Memoir.Ž Born into one of the most celebrated Anglo-Irish families, the Guinnesses, Ms. Lowell grew up at the whim of two literary heavyweights „ her mother, writer Lady Caroline Blackwood, and stepfather, poet Robert Lowell. QJan. 27 (moderated by Jackie Weld):Alice Hoffman — The Dovekeepers.Ž Ms. Hoffmans most ambitious and mesmerizing novel, set in ancient Israel.Chris Matthews — Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero.Ž News anchor and political commentator, Mr. Mat-thews, has written an extraordinary biography based on personal interviews with those closest to JFK. QFeb. 17 (moderated by Parker Ladd):Nelson DeMille — The Rich and The Dead.Ž This bestselling author introduces 20 original tales by todays most elite mystery writers including a tale of his own. Cherie Burns — Searching for Beauty: The Life of Millicent Rogers.Ž QFeb. 24 (moderated by Parker Ladd):Nigel Hamilton — American Caesars: Lives of the Presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush.ŽJeanne Darst — Fiction Ruined My Family.Ž The youngest of four daughters in an old, celebrated St. Louis family of prominent journalists and politicians on one side, debutante balls and equestrian trophies on the other, Ms. Darst grew up hearing sto-ries of past grandeur. QMarch 2 (moderated by Park-er Ladd):Sally Bedell Smith — Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of A Modern Monarch.ŽMichael Gross — Unreal Estate: Money, Ambition and Lust for the Land in Los Angeles.Ž QMarch 30 (moderated by Jackie Weld):William Kuhn — Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books.ŽJohn Burnham Schwartz — Northwest CornerŽ „ The New York Times Book Review called Reservation RoadŽ a triumph,Ž and the novel was universally acclaimed and made into a major motion picture. Mr. Schwartz reintroduces the unforgettable characters of Reservation RoadŽ in a superb new work of fiction that stands magnificently on its own. Q STYRON DEMILLE MATTHEWS BEDELL SMITH AUTHORFrom page 1


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B5IN (rising)beginning:A B C: Its easy. Its like counting up to 3. Sing a simple melody.Ž „ Sampson Alan Mark & Sean Jay, Easy As 1,2,3Žmiddling:The Type A field is the one that has generally been written about and thought of, especially by classical ana-lysts. Its the field in which symbolic communication prevails... Its a play space, and a creative space, a field in which illusion in also presentƒ The Type B field is what I call an action-discharge field..., which has to do with taking contents within yourself, plac-ing them into the other person, not for the purpose of understanding but to get rid of them... It is not designed for understanding. And the Type C field is the most fascinating of all because its really not been identified before... I call it the static field... Its a very interesting field in that non-communication is the medium. Language is used in order not to communicate. One is symbolic and the other is interactional..., but in a Type C field, all language is used as a barrier... Type C field is one in which mean-inglessness is the model, the lie is the mode, and deception is the goal.Ž „ Robert Langs, The Listening ProcessŽHortus conclusus soror mea, sponsa; hortus conclusus, fons signatus. (A gar-den enclosed is my sister, my spouse; a garden enclosed, a fountain sealed up.)Ž „ Song of Solomon, 4: 12I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken dish.Ž „ Psalm 31: 12ending:You have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise. You perceive my thoughts from afar... If I go up to the heavens, you are there. If I make my bed in the depths, you are there.Ž „ Psalm 139(...................................................................... ...............................................................................................) OUT (falling)beginning:No framed dinner with Andre here. This is a simply a glass of cold water given in name to the least little one party. Soon: the longest night of the year is over. The dreidels spin no more. The wise men have come and gone via the long route. The ancient ancestors sleep again, perhaps with the elves and caribou, the lion and the lamb. (Who?) middling:So: dreaming a little dream. In the master dance class of my dreams all is given. Given is the key-stone; given is the arch. The time, the place, the riddle and its answer that gives me entry: All is given. Monster memories, Caesarian birth, sunshine threnody, moonshine plainchant: All is given. Even the garb, the socks and the tights and the too, too many to be counted moves. All is given. And I leaving „ did I ever enter? „ the garden fresh, each and every leaving never before, un-presented, unprece-dented. Nude, descending the stare case. A blurry of flashings and scintillation. Untimely. How could such a package been left unopened? ending:Do I ever leave? This is for you: Beyond meaning, but not meaningless. Beyond action-discharge, but not still. No barrier and no content and no mys-tery. Content. Beyond contentious and consensual. Not contextual. Totally rim shot; sting snap shot. If there is getting lost, it likely happens here, de profundis clamavi. (...................................................................... ................................................................................................) Q „ Rx is the FloridaWeekly muse who hopes to inspire profound mutiny in all those who care to read. Our Rx may be wearing a pirate cloak of invisibility, but emanating from within this shadow is hope that readers will feel free to respond. Who knows: You may even inspire the muse. Make contact if you dare. MUSINGSType A in a Type C world m h d Rx Take your seat for this energetic, seductive and daring Tony Award-winning production.Sponsored by AND JANUARY 10 29 DECEMBER 31 at 5PM and 8PM F=OQ=9JK=N= CAPITOL STEPS Take a humorous look at some serious issues in an all new show to ring in the New Year. Hear the songbook of Frank Sinatra. Featuring the hits nAn]?glQgmMf\]jEq Kcaf$nAn]?gll`]Ogjd\gf YKljaf_$Yf\eYfqegj]>=:JM9JQ+ at 7:30PMKL=N=DAHHA9K SIMPLY SINATRA ;@JAKE9;=:JM9JQ, at 8:00PM Hear classic opera arias and duets from Verdi, Hm[[afaYf\egj] L@=E9DLRBMHAL=JL@=9LJ=HJ=K=FLK &ORTICKETSrs&ORGROUPSALES r WWWJUPITERTHEATREORG%AST)NDIANTOWN2OAD*UPITER&, Sponsored in part by the Stateof Florida, Department of State,Division of Cultural Affairs, theFlorida Council on Arts and Culture


B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY Thursday, Dec. 29 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 Winter Break Paddle Camp — Ex plor e 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 Q Mos’Art Theatre — Scr eenings of B eing ElmoŽ 4:45 p.m. and The WayŽ 6:30 p.m. Dec. 29. Tickets: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q Matisyahu — 8 p .m. Dec. 29 „ F ew 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 origi-nal, the song announced „ a Hasidic Jew-ish musician from New York singing reg-gae songs about his religious devotion. The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 832-7469 or visit Q Howard & The White Boys — T ight blues chops coupled with a natural versa-tility at handling the funk, R & B, and rock. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 29. General admission $12. Bamboo Room, 25 S. J St., Lake Worth, 585-2583. Q Sail sh Marina Sunset Celebration — Shop for arts and crafts made by artists from around the country, 6 p.m. Thursdays, Sail“ sh Marina, east of the Intracoastal, just south of Blue Heron Boulevard, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449. Q Dance Tonight — Open Latin /Ballroom mix party featuring live music by Jimmy Falzone every Thursday. Group les-son 8-9 p.m. Party 9-10:30 p.m. Admission $15 for entire evening, includes light buffet. 914 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 844-0255. Q Science Becomes Art — T hrough Dec. 30 „ The Max Planck Florida Foun-dation presents a collection of 40 striking photographs of scienti“ c research from around the world. First time these works will be seen in the United States after trav-eling Germany, Austria and Thailand. Palm Beach Photographic Centre, 415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Please call 253-2600. Q Norton Museum of Art — T hr ough Jan. 1: Recent Acquisitions: Photography.Ž Museum is at 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Art After Dark, with music, art dem-onstrations, is 5-9 p.m. Thursdays. Admis-sion: $12 adults, $5 visitors 13-21; free for members and children under 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sun-day; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. second Thursday of the month. Closed Mondays and major holi-days; 832-5196. Friday, Dec. 30 Q Mos’Art Theatre — Screenings of Being ElmoŽ and Young Goethe in LoveŽ various times Dec. 29-Jan. 4. Opening night tickets: $6. General admission: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q Spiritual Rez — R egg ae funk dance experience, unabashed display of musical vir-tuosity. 9 p.m. Dec. 30. General admission $15. Bamboo Room, 25 S. J St., Lake Worth, 585-2583. Q West Palm Beach Antiques Festival — The show is open noon-5 p.m. Dec. 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 31 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 1 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, off Southern Boulevard just east of U.S. 441, suburban West Palm Beach. Early buyers admission at 9 a.m. Dec. 30 is $25. Adult daily admission $7, seniors $6 with a $1 discount coupon for adult admis-sion available at Free for 16 and under. Phone: (941) 697-7475. Q The Second City’s Improv All-Stars — Dec. 30-Jan.1 — T he w orlds premier improv and sketch comedy theatre, introducing generations of comedy leg-ends. Sans scripts and inhibitions, the Sec-ond 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 Candlelight Home T our — 5-9 p.m. Dec. 30 „ Featuring 10 historic homes, architecture rang-ing from Mediterranean Revival, Mission, Frame Vernacular and Art Deco. Tickets $30 prior/$35 day of event. Portion of pro-ceeds to bene“ t Forgotten Soldiers Out-reach. 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 Conservatory 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. Tickets $43-$60. Call 575-2223 or visit Saturday, Dec. 31 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: 822-1515. Q Kids Story Time — 11:30 a.m. S aturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Q Bonerama New Year’s Eve — Eve n in a city that doesnt play by the rules, New Orleans Bonerama is something different. They can evoke vintage funk, classic rock and free improvisation in the same set; maybe even the same song. 10p.m. General admission $70. Bamboo Room, 25 S. J St., Lake Worth, 585-2583. Q BLAST! — 8 p .m. Dec. 31 „ W inner of the 2001 Tony Award for Best Special The-atrical Event and the 2001 Emmy Award for Best Choreography, comprised 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 — Ne w Years Eve „ 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 31 „ The ensemble performs spoofs and satires of current political events. Tickets: $50, $60 and $85 for special VIP seats with Champagne toast and meet and greet. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupi-ter. Tickets $43-$60. Call 575-2223 or visit Q New Year’s Eve Swing Time — 8 p .m. Dec. 31 „ An evening of celebration, live swing music, hor dourves, and a Cham-pagne toast featuring Missy McArdle and the Glen Rovelli Orchestra. Tickets: $35. The Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Call 586-6410 or visit boxof-“ Q 15th New Year’s Eve Burning Bowl and Guided Meditation Paddle T our — 6-8 p.m. Dec. 31 „ Jupiter Outdoor Center host guided kayak tour of Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve. Burning bowl ceremony, meditation and camp“ re. Adults $55. Children $25. Call 747-0063 or visit Q B-Liminal and Moska Project — Ring in N ew Years with reggae, rock and surf. Dec. 31. Guanabanas, 960 North A1A, Jupi-ter. 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 Atlantic Theater, 6743 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Call the box of-“ ce 575-4942 or visit Q The Supreme Mary Wilson — Dec. 31 and J an. 3-7. Tickets: $350 for New Years Eve, including cocktail party, dinner and show. The Colonys Royal Room, 155 Ham-mon Ave. in Palm Beach, just one block south of Worth Avenue, one block west of the Atlantic Ocean. Call 659-8100. Sunday, Jan. 1 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. Monday, Jan. 2 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 Howie Mandel — J an. 23 „ The Lyric Theatre, 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., Stuart. For show times and tickets, call (772) 286-7827 or visit Tuesday, Jan. 3 Q Hebrew for Beginners — This eight week Hebrew course, taught by Gila John-son, is designed to cover everything from Aleph to Tav, (the Hebrew alphabet) to conversational Hebrew and beyond. Class-es tailored to meet the needs of participat-ing students. Session 2 is Nov. 1-Dec. 20. Session 3 is Jan. 10-Feb. 28. At JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Price: eight-week session: $64/Friends of the J; $80/guests; 712-5233. Q Mah Jongg & Canasta Play Sessions — T ables g rouped 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. Tues-days and Thursdays, JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $5/guest; 712-5233. Q Stayman Memorial Bridge — Su pervised Pla y Sessions with Sam Brams, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Play party bridge in a friendly atmosphere while ben-e“ ting from expert advice with judgment calls and hand rulings. No partner neces-sary. Coffee and light refreshments provid-ed. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $6/guests; 712-5233. Q Zumba class — 7:1 5-8:1 5 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Drop-in fee, $12; resident discount, $10. 630-1100 or www.pbg” .com. Wednesday, Jan. 4 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. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOThe Capitol Steps perform New Year’s Eve at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Tickets: $50, $60 and $85 for special VIP seats with Champagne toast and meet and greet.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 29-JANUARY 4, 2012 A&E B7 School of Art: (561) 748-8737 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, FL 33469 Museum: ( 561) 746-3101 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469 Art Classes For Adults, Teens, Children and Special Needs, from Beginner to Professional, Daytime, Nights, Weekends. Register: LighthouseArts.orgHoliday ArtCamp Kids ages 4 to 12(Gift Certicates Available) CERAMICS DR AWING JEWELRY MIXED MEDIA OPEN STUDIOS PAINTING PHOTOGRAPHY January 2-6, 2012 Wondering what the kids will do on the holiday break? During the fun-filled days of camp, students will combine seasonal art themes and imagination to make ceramic creations, fine crafts and create art using classical techniques. Space is limited! Call now to register! Q “Break Up Support Group” — 10 a.m. Wednesdays, various locations in Palm Beach Gardens. Sponsored by The Counseling Group, which provides free Christian counseling, classes and support groups; 624-4358. Q Hatchling Tales — 1 0:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Q Bridge Classes with Sam Brams — 1 0-noon W ednesdays „ JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Six-week session $72 or $15/class. Pre-registration appreciated. Call Rhonda Gordon 712-5233. Ongoing Events Q Painting exhibition by Marilyn Muller — Through Jan. 11 „ Including recent paintings from the local artist, at the Palm Beach State College Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gallery. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and all performances. 11051 Campus Drive, off PGA Boulevard. For fur-ther info, call 207-5905. Q Fitness classes for women — Classes are sponsored by the Jupiter Rec-reation Department. Aerobic Dance is 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Total Body Toning is 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and Zumba Latin Fitness Workout is 9:45 a.m. Tues-days and Thursdays. First class is free to new students. Cost of a “ ve-class “ tness card that allows for ” exible attendance is $26.50 for Jupiter residents and $33 for non-residents. A “ ve-class Zumba card is $31.50 for Jupiter residents and $39.50 for non-residents; 10-class cards also are avail-able. Classes will be held at the community center, behind the Police Department on Military Trail, Jupiter. For information, contact instructor Kathy Andio at 236-4298 or Q “Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee” — Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sun-day. 747-8380, Ext. 101; Q Flagler Museum — Museum is housed in Henry Flaglers 1902 beaux-arts mansion, Whitehall. The museum is at 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Tickets: free for members; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-18 years) accompanied by adult; $3 child (6-12 years) accompanied by adult; and free for children under 6. 655-2833. Q Children’s Research Station — Loggerhead Marinelife Center program is designed to exercise childrens science skills through an experimental lab. Each child receives a lab coat, veterinary 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 classi“ cation to determine age and species. They role play taking blood with a syringe and learn about the differ-ent things a blood sample can reveal. The children look at X-rays, locate a hook in the turtles throat and learn more about the steps necessary during sea turtle rehabilita-tion. Then, the group tags their turtles with a unique number and mimics a successful sea turtle release into the ocean. To be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays. Ad-mission is free; 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; 627-8280. Q Society of the Four Arts — Museum, library and gardens are at 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Admission: Free to members and children 14 and under, $5 general public; 655-7226. January Events Q The Nylons — Jan. 5 „ From Toronto in the late 1970s to headlining Carnegie Hall, the platinum-selling Nylons may best be known for their hit, The Lion Sleeps Tonight.Ž 7 p.m. Tickets $35/$29. The Sun-rise Theatre for the Performing Arts, 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce. Call the box of“ ce (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 College, 11051 Campus Drive off PGA Blvd. Q 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 Q The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds — Jan. 6-Jan. 29 „ This Pulitzer Prize win-ning play by Paul Zindel depicts a mentally unbalanced 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 Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Individual tickets $55. Call the box of“ ce 514-4042 ext. 2 or visit Q Golden Dragon Acrobats — 8 p.m. Jan. 9 „ Hailing from the Repub-lic of China this troupe leaves audiences spellbound by the graceful presentation of the ancient folk art of acrobatics includ-ing jugglers, cyclists and tumblers. Tickets $25 and $30. Eissey Campus 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. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets $43-$60. Call 575-2223 or visit Q JCC North Book Club — The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman „ Jan. 10. Free. JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Call 712-5233. Q JCC North Author Event — Celebrating Sisterhood „ 10 a.m. Jan 11. Women from area Synagogue Sisterhoods come to-gether for the “ rst community Celebrating SisterhoodŽ brunch. Featuring Ilene Gingy Beckerman and Ellen Frankel. Tickets $36. JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Call 712-5233. Q River Totters Arts n’ Crafts — 9 a.m. second Wednesday of each month (next session is Jan. 11), Loxahatchee River Center, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Arts and crafts for kids. Cost: $3; 743-7123. Q Jupiter-Tequesta Orchid Society — The group meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month (next meeting is Jan. 11) at the Jupiter Commu-nity Center, 200 Military Trail, Jupiter. Call 746-7363. Q Cultural Tours — Miami Beach: The Long Sandbar „ 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Jan. 11 „ JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Learn the Jewish history of Miami. Pre-registration required. $60 friends of the J/$70 guests. Call Rhonda Gordon 712-5233. Q 30th Anniversary Hospice Evening honoring Helen Mes-sic — Jan. 13 „ Hosted by the Palm Beach Membership of Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach County for the Honorary Life Chairman and other supporters. Begins at 7 p.m. at The Breakers, Palm Beach with a champagne reception, followed by dinner, dancing and signature fashion presenta-tion „ the Oscar de la Renta 2012 collec-tion presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach. Individual tickets $750. Junior tick-ets (age 40 and under) $450. To donate or reserve a seat, contact Nita Mitchell 832-8585 or Q Famed Ragtime Pianist returns to Tequesta — Bob Milne „ Hes played for George and Barbara Bush, the Library of Congress and the Derry, Ire-land Jazz Festival. He returns to The Epis-copal Church of the Good Shepherd, 400 Seabrook Rd., Tequesta on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets $10. Students $5. Call 746-4674.Student Art Exhibition by The Benjamin School „ Jan. 13-Feb. 20 „ Pre-kindergar-ten through grade 12. Includes photogra-phy and paintings. Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gallery, open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and at all performances, 11051 Campus Drive off PGA Blvd. Call 207-5905. Q Flower Arranging — Fresh and Professional „ 10 a.m.-noon on Fridays. Session 3: Jan. 13-Feb. 3. Session 4: Feb. 24-March 16. JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. $140/session. Pre-registration required. Call Rhonda Gordon 712-5233. Q International Folk Dancing — 1-2 p.m. Fridays Jan. 13-Feb. 3 „ JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Dance from Europe, Is-rael and Greece. No experience or part-ners needed. Pre-registration appreciated. Walk-ins welcome. Four-week session $8 Friends of the J/$16 guests. Each class $4 Friends of the J/$6 guests. Rhonda Gordon 712-5233. Q Remembering Haiti Walkathon — In memory of the 300,000 who died in the earthquake, 7 a.m.-noon Jan. 14 at 824 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Q 5th Annual Give to Kids Car Show — 9:30 a.m. Jan. 15 „ presented by MCSNT, the Inspire Club and SERods & Customs at Jensen Beach High School, off Jenson Beach Boulevard. For information and registration, call Jordan 351-7075. Spec-tators admitted free. Q Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class: A One Nun-sense musi-cal event. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16. Tickets $30. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indian-town Road, Jupiter. Tickets $43-$60. Call 575-2223 or visit WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO