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INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X PetsThis pup and other animals need a home. A6 X NetworkingSee who’s out and about in Palm Beach County. A16 XMay we be Frank?Steve Lippia finds inspiration in the sounds of Sinatra. B1 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 Vol. II, No. 17  FREE ROGER WILLIAMS A2 LINDA LIPSHUTZ A10PETS A6BUSINESS A13 REAL ESTATE A17ARTS B1 EVENTS B6-7 FILM B9 NETWORKING A16PUZZLES B8SOCIETY B10-11,14,18 CUISINE B19 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 AntiquesMission style isn’t just about straight lines. A15 X Cautious optimism Is the area finally beginning to get its head above water after four years of economic crisis? BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comIf its February in Florida, then that means theres a little nip of spring in the air. Oh, there are no tulips, no dogwoods and no frost in the morning. So what is there to greet the latest flock of snowbirds flying in to town? Its just a bumper crop of orchids savoring the cool night air and palm fronds swaying in a sunny breeze. Or maybe a ribbon-cutting or two to suggest perhaps the winter of recession is beginning to lift, and the mood, like the sky, is beginning to brighten. Ed Chase, president of the Northern Palm Beaches Chamber of Commerce, sees success in ribbon-cuttings. Just from our calendar for the past two weeks, weve had more ribbon-cuttings and openings than in a long time,Ž he says. And theyre spread out from Tequesta to North Palm to Lake Park to Juno Beach, and we havent had a ribbon-cutting in Juno Beach in a long time.ŽSEE OPTIMISM, A8 XThe American International Fine Art Fair is placing all its eggs in one basket „ literally. Now in its 16th year, the event will bring Peter Carl Fabergs famed imperial eggs to the show, held Feb. 4-12 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. This years show will have 65 exhibitors, fewer than in previous years. Its going to be such an interesting show this year,Ž says Ashlea Heck, spokeswoman for International Fine Art Expositions of Bonita Springs, which produces the event. There are 65 vendors. Its smaller, but we did that on pur-pose to be more selective.Ž Continuing last years format, there will be a full schedule of activities to coincide with the exhibitions, including lectures from museum curators and art experts, as well as cocktail parties and other social events. Among the highlights is Faberg: The Rebirth of an Icon,Ž an exhibition and lecture series featuring Geza von Habsburg. It will focus on a new collection of egg pendants, Les Fameux de Faberg. But its not all about the baubles of European royalty. Fine Art Fair brings Old Masters, new works – and eggs BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comSEE FINE ART, A9 X“Vanessa Redgrave,” a 1968 silver gelatin print by Victor Skrebneski, offered by Holden Luntz Gallery.


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The liberal arts. All of them are jobless and thus useless, by the insistent do-something, get-a-job definition of American culture. So in practi-cal terms and like all art, theyre entirely unnecessary „ at least at first glance. But somehow they remain indispensable to living. Perhaps, somehow, theyre the key to our survival as a species. This ruminative hiccup was brought upon me by a collision of coincident moments, all of them chunked like sausage into a pot-boil of ideas about education. Newt Gingrich, I learned, has said that poor young teenagers should become jani-tors in their schools, pulling themselves up from poverty by cleaning the schools in which they study, for money. That was one.Second, a well-known professor of environmental studies and politics at Oberlin „ hes speaking at Edison State College in a couple of weeks „ suggests that without a comprehensive education in the arts and sciences for a lot more people, we might not make it as a species. The kind of education, he says, that allows us to make connections between seemingly unrelated notions. Thats some real cause for optimism, isnt it? Well, no. But oddly enough, it is cause for hope, he says. The mans name is David Orr, and he put it like this, in an essay called Optimism and Hope in a Hotter Time:Ž People must see the connections between what they drive and the wars we fight, the stuff they buy and crazy weather, the politicians they elect and the spread of poverty and violence. They must be taught to see connections between climate, environmental quality, security, energy use, equity and prosperity. They must be asked to think and to see. As quaint and nave as that may sound, people have done it before and it has worked.Ž Thinking and seeing. Are they genetic equipment, like blue eyes and blond hair, or do you learn them by studying the physics of stars, or the violin, or the art and applica-tion of English words, or the geology and biology of the southern Everglades, or the Greek language all in one fell swoop? Theres a useless phrase for you: One fell swoop.Ž Fell (a jobless word these days), means fierce or even savage „ at least as Billy-boy Shakespeare employed it in the mouth of Macduff, who challenged the tyrant Macbeth. Its an old lesson they keep learning anew „ never go into politics unless you plan to shed blood (witness the last week in Florida). Here, Macduff has just been told that his family and servants have all been murdered. All my pretty ones?/ Did you say all? O hell-kite! All?/ What, all my pretty little chickens and their dam/At one fell swoop?Ž Beautiful. But it didnt give me the answer to the question: What difference does knowing something useless make? So I picked a thing that seems, on the surface, to epitomize uselessness: classical Greek. And like many an insufferable pragmatist skeptically eyeballing his youngers, I asked my nephew, Nick Romeo, why the hell hes spending the last years of his 20s studying classical Greek when he could be out work-ing in Walmart or something. Nick wrote Driven: Six Incredible Musical Journeys.Ž And he can read and write Greek almost as if he were born 5,000 miles away and 3,000 years ago. He is trying to make the connections and heres what he said: There are many ways to justify the study of classics and Ancient Greek in particular. One strong argument is that inflected languages like Greek and Latin are rigorous and complicated systems, and learning to master their rules sharpens our general mental acuity. Of course, Chinese and Arabic could plausibly do the same while also providing a more obvious utility in the world. But Greek and Latin are also eminently useful: Law or medical school would be made immeasur-ably easier by the study of both languages. Thats not only because of countless terms that derive from Greek and Latin, but also because the rigorous and sys-tematic thinking of an Aristotle or Plato anticipates the forms of legal argument (Aristotle pioneered the study of for-mal logic) and the methods of scientific inquiry (both Plato and Aristotle are con-cerned with the quality of evidence and the validity of argument „ an argument is both valid and sound when it employs a non-fallacious form and also has verifi-able propositions). But if we expand our notion of usefulness to include any tools that can help us flourish and be happy, the argument for studying classics becomes even stronger. The writing of Roman stoic philosophers like Marcus Aurelius or Seneca provided some of the best self-help advice ever penned long before the genre even existed. They provide practical advice on how to be happy with what we have and overcome the fear of death, two chal-lenges which, if achieved, can transform quality of life.Ž Because in one fell swoop were through, whether we transformed the quality of our lives or not „ whether we burned up the planet or not „ when death comes. Which happens to be the title of a poem by Mary Oliver and employed in part by humanities Professor Wendy Chase, to celebrate her graduates once at Edison State: When its over, I want to say, all my life/ I was a bride married to amazement./ I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.Ž To consummate such a marriage, we must now cele brate the utterly useless. Q COMMENTARY Wemustnowcelebr atethe utterly use w r „ a a roger WILLIAMS Let us celebrate the utterly useless, which makes life worth living


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A4 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherMichelle Nogamnoga@floridaweekly.comEditor Betty Reporters & ColumnistsScott Simmons Athena Ponushis Tim Norris Jan Norris Mary Jane Fine Artis Henderson Jeannette Showalter Bill Hirschman Linda Lipshutz Roger Williams Yona Mishanina Jim McCrackenPhotographersScott B. Smith Rachel Hickey Jose CasadoPresentation Editor Eric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comPrincipal DesignerScott Simmons ssimmons@floridaweekly.comCopy EditorChris FelkerGraphic DesignersNancy Pobiak Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Nick Bear Hannah Arnone Chris AndruskiewiczCirculation Supervisor Kelly Lamons klamons@floridaweekly.comCirculationAlex Somerville Shawn Sterling Rachel HickeyAccount ExecutiveBarbara Shafer bshafer@floridaweekly.comBusiness Office ManagerKelli Caricokcarico@floridaweekly.comPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: FLORIDA WEEKLY 11380 Prosperity Farms Road, Suite 103 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 Phone 561.904.6470  Fax: 561.904.6456 Subscriptions:Call 561.904.6470 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state  $59.95 out-of-state Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2011 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe Republican Clinton The South Carolina primary ended the Thursday before the voting, at around 8:05 p.m. Thats when Newt Gingrich stopped berating CNNs John King for asking him about his ex-wife Mariannes allegation that he wanted an open marriage.Ž Newts reply was a vir-tuoso display of bluff and indignation. He angrily dismissed her account as false, even though the balance of evidence suggests its true. He sum-moned dubious evidence in his defense, saying all their mutual friends knew Mariannes charge was untrue, although there could have been no witnesses to a private conversation. But his outraged forcefulness carried the day. Only one other politician in America could have played the victim card so expertly when confronted by the story of a wronged woman. Only one other politician would have thrown out so many obfuscating facts.Ž If he was watching the debate somewhere, Bill Clinton must have chuckled in admi-ration and thought, Well played, my friend. Well played.Ž Newt is the Republican Clinton „ shameless, needy, hopelessly egotistical. The two former adversaries and tentative partners have largely the same set of faults and talents. They are self-indul-gent, prone to disregard rules inconve-nient to them and consumed by ambi-tion. They are glib, knowledgeable and imaginative. They are Baby Boomers who hadnt fully grown up even when they occupied two of the most powerful offices in the land. Steven Gillon, author of The Pact,Ž a book about the Gingrich-Clinton interplay in the 1990s, was struck by their unique personal chemistry, which traced back to their childhoods.Ž Both were raised by distant or abusive stepfa-thers and surrounded by strong women. Yet their personalities are different. Growing up in an alcoholic household, Gillon notes, Clinton was a natural con-ciliator. Gingrich was given to defiance. Clinton was gregarious, a people-pleaser. Gingrich was bookish, a lecturer at heart. Clinton made his way in politics in the unfriendly territory of Arkansas; he had to dodge and weave and seduce. Gin-grich climbed through the ranks of the House Republican conference; he stood out as a partisan provocateur. And so he remains toda y. He utterly lacks the Clinton soft touch. Quin Hillyer of the American Spectator says hes the Bill Clinton of the Right With Half the Charm and Twice the Abrasiveness.Ž Republican voters lit up by his debate performances believe hes the most elect-able candidate, even though three recent national polls show him with a favorable rating in the 20s. Could he turn it around with smashing debate performances against President Barack Obama in the fall? Doubtful. In a presidential debate, a candidates bear-ing matters. Al Gore may have beaten George W. Bush on points in their first debate in 2000, but he audibly sighed. That small indicator of an arrogant impa-tience sank him. If Gingrich shows the slightest bombast or ill temper, if he hec-tors or gives off a sense of intellectual superiority „ if he conducts himself in a typical Gingrichian manner „ he will lose the debates in a rout even if he bests President Obama on the merits. Its another reason why wily old Bill Clinton has to be pulling for his Republi-can alter ego. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. In his State of the Union address, many heard echoes of the Barack Obama of old, the presidential aspirant of 2007 and 2008. Among the populist pledges rolled out in the speech was tough talk against the too-big-to-fail banks that have funded his campaigns and for whom many of his key advisers have worked: The rest of us are not bailing you out ever again,Ž he promised. President Obama also made a striking announcement, one that could have been written by the Occupy Wall Street General Assembly: Im asking my attor-ney general to create a special unit of federal prosecutors and leading state attorneys general to expand our inves-tigations into the abusive lending and packaging of risky mortgages that led to the housing crisis. This new unit will hold accountable those who broke the law, speed assistance to homeowners and help turn the page on an era of reck-lessness that hurt so many Americans.Ž Remarkably, President Obama named New York Attorney General Eric Schnei-derman as co-chairperson of the Unit on Mortgage Origination and Securiti-zation Abuses. Mr. Schneiderman was on a team of state attorneys general negotiating a settlement with the nations five larg-est banks. He opposed the settlement as being too limited and offering overly generous immunity from future pros-ecution for financial fraud. For his outspoken consumer advocacy, he was kicked off the negotiat-ing team. He withdrew his support of the settlement talks, along with several other key attorneys general, including Californias Kamala Harris, an Obama supporter, and Delawares Beau Biden, the vice presidents son. In an op-ed penned last November, Mr. Schneiderman and Mr. Biden wrote, We recognized early this year that, though many public officials „ includ-ing state attorneys general, members of Congress and the Obama administra-tion „ have delved into aspects of the bubble and crash, we needed a more comprehensive investigation before the financial institutions at the heart of the crisis are granted broad releases from liability.Ž When news of Mr. Schneidermans appointment surfaced, sent an email to its members declaring: Just weeks ago, this investigation wasnt even on the table, and the big banks were pushing for a broad settlement that would have made it impossible. ... This is truly a huge victory for the 99 percent movement.Ž The stakes are very high for the public, and for President Obama. He relied heavily on Wall Street backers to fund his massive campaign war chest in 2008. Now, in this post-Citizens United era, with expected billion-dollar campaign budgets, Obama could find himself out of favor with Wall Street. For the public, as noted by the Center for Respon-sible Lending: More than 20,000 new families face foreclosure each month, including a disproportionate percent-age of African-American and Latino households. CRL research indicates that we are only about halfway through the crisis.Ž Unanswered at this point is whether Mr. Schneidermans appointment sig-nals his willingness to go along with the multistate settlement now said to be nearing completion. Details are not yet public, but the deal is said to involve a $25 billion payment from the larg-est banks as a settlement for charges surrounding problematic mortgage-loan practices such as robo-signing docu-ments and grossly inadequate loan ser-vicing, making foreclosures more likely. Rolling Stones Matt Taibbi, who has been doing essential investigative reporting on the financial crisis, told me: It doesnt make sense for compa-nies to settle without New York or Cali-fornia, since the potential liability from those two states alone could put them out of business, could cripple any of the too-big-to-fail banks.Ž Obama is aware that those at the Occupy Wall Street protests around the country include many who were his most active supporters during the 2008 campaign. Does the formation of the new task force signify a move to more progressive policies, as MoveOn sug-gests? Longtime consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader doesnt hold much hope: This financial crimes unit, thats like putting another label on a few doors in the Jus-tice Department without a real expan-sion in the budget.Ž Delawares Mr. Biden expressed similar concerns about the task force, ask-ing: How many FBI agents are being put on it? How many investigators? How many prosecutors?Ž This is the Occupy Wall Street conflict distilled. Will Eric Schneidermans new job lead to the indictment of fraudulent financiers, or to just another indictment of our corrupt political system? Q „ Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!,Ž a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier.Ž amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly A late payment to mortgage-fraud victims


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She is deaf, and that requires some special care — you must keep an eye on her, and training is done with hand signals. >> Lefty is an 8-month-old spayed medium-hair kitten. Her front left paw is misshapen and she doesn’t use it. But that doesn’t bother her. She enjoys being around people and other cats.The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, was founded in 1925 and is a limited admission non-pro t humane so-ciety providing services to more than 10,000 ani-mals each year. It is located at 3100/3200 Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Adoptable pets and other information can be seen at For adoption information, call 686-6656. BY GINA SPADAFORI Universal UclickHave you thought about adopting a cat this year? Whether you are looking for your first cat, a companion cat to one you already love or an addition to a busy, active household, nows a great time to bring home a shelter cat. If you think of shelters as gloom-anddoom places, you might be surprised at the changes in many shelter facilities. For cats, especially, the days of sterile, stacked steel cages are giving way to colony cat rooms, where the animals can relax and show off their loving person-alities. Still, I know going to a shelter can be overwhelming, since you cant take them all home. But if you think about what youre looking for in a cat, go in with a plan, and listen to your heart and your head, I bet youll find the adoption option is easier and more rewarding than you think. There are advantages to adopting from a shelter, and saving money is one of them. Adult pets are usually spayed or neutered before theyre made avail-able for adoption, and thats real savings. The cats you see usually also have been vet-checked, vaccinated and, in some shelters, evaluated for temperament. In many shelters youll find staff members and volunteers who are familiar with each cats personality and can tell you which ones are lap-sitters, which are playful, which ones like kids and dogs, and which ones would rather live with-out them. Another plus is the variety of cats you can find: longhaired, shorthaired, tabby, calico and sometimes even pedigreed cats, especially popular breeds such as Siamese and Persian. Yes, thats right: If youve always dreamed of having a chatty Siamese, you can find one in a shelter, especially if you broaden your search by using Want more reasons to adopt from a shelter? Many shelter cats are already familiar with home life because thats where they came from, often ending up in a shelter through no fault of their own „ especially in this economy. Theyre cool around kids or dogs, and they know the litter box routine. Im no fan of declawing, but if you believe you must have a cat who is declawed, theres a good chance you can find one at a shel-ter. Before you go, get a picture in your head about what you want in a cat. Lap-sitter or lively? Cool with kids and dogs? Chatty or quiet? Some shelters start with adoption counseling first, then introduce you to the cats who are the best matches. Other shelters give you a chance to look the cats over and visit with them first, then help you choose the one cat whos right for you. And if your shelter doesnt have adoption counseling? Look beyond the cute and think of the home youre provid-ing. If yours is a three-ring circus with boisterous children and lots of other ani-mals, youll want to consider those bold, friendly cats who seem to be handling the shelter environment well. If you have a quiet home, look to the shy cats who may just need time to relax and look around in a new home. Most important, look past appearance and seeŽ with your heart whats really there. Behind a plain-vanilla exterior of a cat who has been overlooked, you may discover a sweet pet with the purrfectŽ personality. Q No matter your family situation or the kind of cat you hope to find, you can find your ne xt pet at a shelter.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 A7 NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEAnti-theft ID breakthroughFor people who become stressed when asked to prove their identities by biometric scans of fingerprints, hand prints or eyeballs, Japans Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology has developed a chair frame that authen-ticates merely by sitting down: a buttscanner. Professor Shigeomi Koshimizus device produces a map of the users unique derriere shape, featuring 256 degrees of pressure at 360 differ-ent points and could be used not only to protect vehicles from theft but also, when connected to a computer, to pre-vent log-ons by those with unauthorized posteriors. Q Imminent gay takeoversQ Mayor Jose Benitez of Huarmey, Peru (population 16,000), speaking at the opening of a water works in November, warned residents about strontium in the water, which he said suppresses male hormones. He reminded residents that nearby Tabalosos, which is lately popular with gays and lesbians, shares the water supply and that Huarmey could turn gay, too. Q A November report by Muslim scholars at Saudi Arabias highest religious council (Majlis al-Ifta al-Aala), presented to the Saudi legislature, warned that end-ing the ban on females driving would cause a surge in prostitution, pornogra-phy, divorce and, of course, homosexual-ity (and the scholars added that, within 10 years, the country would have no more virginsŽ). Q IroniesQ Because this past Christmas fell on a Sunday, nearly one Protestant church in 10 in the U.S. reported having canceled Sunday services that day out of fear of low attendance, as parishioners remained at home with family. (The poll, by Lifeway Research, noted also that other churches, while not canceling, had left services to their second-string clergy.) Q Retired sheriff Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. was arrested in November in a suburb of Denver and charged with distributing methamphetamine to men in exchange for sex. Sheriff Sullivan, who had a distin-guished career as Arapahoe County sher-iff, was booked into the Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Detention Center, named for him after he retired in 2002. Q Eldon Alexander, 36, and Ms. Korin Vanhouten, 47, had two different encoun-ters with Ogden, Utah, police on Dec. 15. First, they were issued misdemeanor cita-tions after being accused of shoplifting at a WinCo Foods store. They were released and walked out to their car in the park-ing lot, but summoned the police when they discovered that while they were busy shoplifting, someone had broken into their car and stolen a stereo. (The shoplifted items were worth about $25, the stereo about $60.) Q Sheriffs deputies arrested novelist Nancy Mancuso Gelber, 53, in Decem-ber in Bryan, Texas, after she had alleg-edly arranged a hit on her husband. (The hit man,Ž of course, was an undercover officer.) Gelber said she had walked in on the husband romancing with one of her friends, and the couple were in the process of divorcing (complicated by his having removed her from his health insurance just as she was scheduled for expensive surgery). Gelber is the author of the 2010 crime thriller,Ž Temporary Amnesia,Ž and told the hit manŽ that she was quite familiar with investigative procedures (though obviously poor at spotting undercover officers). Q The litigious societyQ Jesse Dimmick filed a lawsuit in Topeka, Kan., in October against Jared and Lindsay Rowley „ whom he has been convicted of kidnapping in a notorious 2009 episode that resulted in his being shot by police. Mr. Dimmick broke into the home and held the couple hostage at knifepoint, but now says that, during the siege, the couple made him an oral con-tract,Ž legally binding,Ž that the y would help him hide if he would sometime later pay them an unspecified amount of money. According to the lawsuit, since Mr. Dim-mick was subsequently shot (accidentally, said the Topeka police), his injuries were the result of the Rowleys breaching the contract to hide him safely. (Police, who had surrounded the home, arrested Mr. Dimmick when he fell asleep.) Q The two men who heroically pulled a woman out of a burning car wreck in 2009, and surely (according to a highway patrol officer on the scene) saved her life, have sued the woman for the emotional and physical disabilities that resulted from the episode (brought to light in an August 2011 Associated Press report). David Kel-ley and Mark Kincaid not only stopped voluntarily to help, but were the only ones on the scene capable of pulling the woman to safety. (The fire was so hot that it melted Mr. Kelleys cellphone.) Mr. Kelley said he has suffered serious breathing problems and cannot avoid horrific dreams reliving the episode. The woman, Theresa Tanner, subsequently admitted that she deliber-ately crashed the car that day in a suicide attempt. Q Former 11-year-veteran police officer Louise McGarva, 35, filed a lawsuit recent-ly, asking the equivalent of about $760,000, against the Lothian and Borders Police in Edinburgh, Scotland, for causing her post-traumatic stress disorder. Officer McGarva was attending a supposedly routine riot training session that got out of hand. She said she discovered that she had developed a debilitating fear of sirens and police cars. 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A8 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYOPTIMISMFrom page A1Each of those ribbons is the stuff of dreams, a symbol of hope for a begin-ning, and a wish for prosperity. I think people get the sense that things are picking up slowly,Ž Mr. Chase says. When I talk to my members, I havent heard any-one talking that we havent hit bottom yet. I think weve hit and are kind of on the upswing.Ž The businesses that are coming are for the most part mom-and-pop places, the small shops that form the fabric of a community. These arent huge businesses opening, but to have small businesses open-ing on every corner is impressive,Ž he says. It was a leap of faith for Amy Angelo of Coffee Oceana, which had a ribbon-cutting of its own recently in Tequesta. We had been roasting coffee for about three years,Ž she says. It was about taking the next step and grow or put it on the back burner.Ž Before opening the retail space and caf, Ms. Angelo had been selling her coffee beans at area greenmarkets and such. It seems like everyone is making a turn to know where their food comes from. Theres nothing artificial here,Ž she says. That inspires java drinkers to spend their money at Coffee Oceana, but even Ms. Angelo acknowledges people dont stop drinking coffee just because of a bad economy. Its like toilet paper. People dont want to be without,Ž she says. Opening a retail space has its challenges. Its definitely scary to go into business like this, but we had a strong cus-tomer base over the past three years. People can see how weve grown,Ž she says. And there is a residual benefit, in a world in which more and more people are freelancing. Customers are treating the caf, which opened Jan. 12, as a meeting place. People are doing business in the shop,Ž she says. It may be people working at home who need a place to meet.Ž Other businesses have opened for practical reasons. I just recently built and decorated a house. I have a design degree but hired a decorator to help me,Ž says Julie Lash-inger, who recently opened Aqua Home at Midtown in Palm Beach Gardens. I noticed there was a lack of places to buy accessories. I usually have to go to North Carolina to buy things.Ž Thats just what Belle Forino wants to hear. Ms. Forino, marketing coordinator for RAM Real Estate, developer of Midtown, says the shopping center has been attracting new tenants. A pop-up space recently used by the Lighthouse ArtCenter for its Artists Guild Gallery has been leased by Cali-fornia Closets. The gallery moved into the space next door, where RAM hopes it will attract another new tenant. Im noticing more action. We have a bunch of action thats going to happen between now and October,Ž Ms. Forino says. In fall, were looking at having Midtown Celebrations because at that stage were going to see quite a differ-ence in whats going on here.Ž Thats because the development is in negotiations with new tenants and others are looking to expand, she says. But beyond Midtown, the time was right for some businesses to expand.Time to expandWitness Jupiter Uniforms, another of those businesses that had a ribbon-cutting in recent months. The company started out in 2002 as a wholesale business operated from own-ers Scott and Soraya Nichols garage. They outgrew that and expanded to a space on Old Dixie Highway in Jupiter. Last October, they opened in the former Jupiter CourierŽ building on Indi-antown Road. My wife wanted retail to support our wholesale business. I said, If you want to do retail were going to own, not rent,Ž says Mr. Nichols. In five years, what youre going to pay for rent is going to be much different. You have to own.Ž The couple began shopping for a building about 18 months ago. The price that people are demanding for buildings has come down,Ž Mr. Nichols says. Instead of paying $250 a square foot, youre paying $100 a square foot. What I paid for it was reasonable, and what I paid to renovate it was rea-sonable.Ž They bought the 9,800-square-foot building with the help of a Small Busi-ness Administration 504 loan. Without the SBA we couldnt have done it. Theres no way the bank would have financed without the SBA,Ž he says. That said, the Nicholses have a builtin market, with their proximity to the local hospital and municipal buildings, as well as a number of private schools that require uniforms. Were offering things to police officers, deputies. School uniforms. When you work at Jupiter Medical Center, you have to wear scrubs,Ž Mr. Nichols says. The company currently employs a staff of seven and hopes to expand to 10 come fall. I think that when Lehman went under, it was as bad as its going to get,Ž Mr. Nichols says of the 2008 collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers Holdings, which had the largest bank-ruptcy filing in U.S. history, and may have helped trigger the recent global financial crisis. He still sees people spending.Were still doing private schools. Parents are not pulling them out,Ž he says. The economy is shocked. Theres no question.Ž Back to the economic mood.Do I get a sense that people are feeling better? Yes. Theres less fear. Theres concern and conservatism. But theres not fear,Ž he says. We were doing corporate polo shirts in 2008, then (companies) just stopped spend-ing. We went to zero. And this month alone, weve got some small compa-nies buying 24 shirts for a trade show or buying caps for their employees to wear.Ž And its not just for-profit businesses.Building audiencesAccording to Rena Blades, president and CEO of the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, audience figures for fiscal year 2011 came in 8 percent higher than the previous year for the councils grantee organizations. Hope Alswang, director of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, sees it as reason to celebrate. Here at the Norton, things have been pretty good. Were having a very strong season. Membership numbers are up. Support is up, and were up 18 per-cent in attendance,Ž she says. We had a really strong summer with our local audience.Ž Since Ms. Alswang joined the Norton in 2010, she has focused on making the museum more accessible to the com-munity. Were really committed. Now weve promoted the first Saturday of every month is free to the Palm Beach County audience and gotten a huge response,Ž she says. Weve been running about a thousand (attendees), of which about 700 are taking advantage of a free day.Ž The museum also has expanded its monthly Art After Dark program to a weekly event that happens each Thurs-day. Taking Art After Dark to a weekly program and free first Saturdays has been really, really gratifying,Ž she says. And the museum recently refurbished some of its galleries and its lobby to make them more user-friendly. Its a more comfortable place and a more welcoming place,Ž Ms. Alswang says. There are comfortable chairs and WiFi in the lobby, and people are stay-ing longer.Ž The museum staff also is looking beyond its building. Were working on a master plan to sort of really take advantage of the fact that were in Florida,Ž Ms. Alswang says. We want to expand and have out-door spaces that are programmatically good. Its how to make more use of what we call our campus.Ž To that end, the museum touts such attractions as the Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Show, set up on the east lawn, just beyond the Nortons original 1940s building. Its more of the same in terms of welcoming,Ž Ms. Alswang says, adding that she wants people to use the muse-um in a variety of ways. Obviously, weve been getting good numbers on that,Ž she says. Were looking for ways to engage all our audi-ences.Ž Engagement seems to be the key at other cultural institutions. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has seen ticket sales soar this season, even if donations have reached a plateau. Case in point: the recently ended production of Cabaret.Ž Weve sold out many, many shows in the past, but weve never sold out a week in advance,Ž says Tricia Trimble, managing director of the 554-seat regional theater. It was a week and a half in advance and we were basically sold out.Ž But she does not attribute that to any economic improvement. As far as the economy, I dont see any change in the past four years,Ž she says. We value every dollar we get.Ž That said, fundraising at least has remained steady at the theater. I think the fact that our doors arent closed like many have speaks volumes. Were continuing to grow, though per-haps not as quickly as we might wish,Ž says Kathy Berman, development director at the Maltz. Mrs. Trimble is in the midst of an endowment cam-paign for the theater. Milton Maltz, the theaters namesake and chief benefactor, has offered a three-to-one matching challenge grant to secure a $10 million endowment for the theater. If Mrs. Trimble can raise $2.5 million by June 30, the Maltz Family Founda-tion will give $7 million that will be added to the $500,000 the theater already has. During an initial quiet phase, the theater has raised more than $1.62 mil-lion, leaving $875,000 to secure the $7 million match. Thats in addition to the money the theater raises each year for its general fund. A third is from brand-new donors who have been enjoying the theater for four or five years, and now they realize the value of keeping it here and step-ping it up,Ž Mrs. Trimble says. It is, she says, an indicator of the quality of the theaters productions. People have gotten used to staying home and spending less, so when they spend, it has to be something of value. If people have a certain amount of money set aside to donate or for enter-tainment we have to make it worth their while,Ž she says.Changing spending habitsNancy Denholm, director of Palm Beach State Colleges Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens, agrees. Ticket sales are about the same this year for the series of six shows she presents; the theater also rents its stage for about 180 shows a year. The trend that I have seen is a switch to single tickets. People tend to be buying later. I think part of that is the economy, not knowing how much money they have to put out that far ahead,Ž Ms. Den-holm says. In sea-son, I have about 25 shows a month. I think that people are picking and choos-ing more. Theres more interest in what the program is.Ž For example, It used to be if it was the New Gardens Band, people came just because it was the New Gardens Band, and now theyre asking what theyre playing,Ž she says. And how does that translate for groups that rent the theater? You really have to start delving into programming or guest artists or some-how make your show stand out from everyone elses,Ž Ms. Denholm says. Even so, those groups are filling the theaters 750 seats. As far as attendance, we havent gone down,Ž she says. But what has changed is the focus on customer service. Customer service is becoming a real sales tool. Im a big proponent that your box office is a marketing tool,Ž Ms. Denholm says. The buying of the tick-ets, the arrival has to be very positive, and in many cases thats how you keep your audiences.Ž That has paid off for the theaters renters. Our renter repeat has stayed constant. I would say 80 percent of our renters are repeats,Ž she says. I just started the 2013 calendar, and theyre all coming back. I think Ballet Florida is the only group that has gone out of existence, and Florida Classical Ballet has filled some of that void.Ž It all comes back to audiences, and a ribbon-cutting or two. Theyre representative of northern Palm Beach County. You look at towns like Jupiter, and Jupiter is a little island in itself. What a great town to operate a business,Ž says Jupiter Uniforms Mr. Nichols, citing communities such as Jonathans Land-ing and Admirals C ove, where you can park your boat out back and your golf cart out front.Ž Theres great wealth here, and business owners hope at least some of that comes back to them. Bentleys are almost as common as Volkswagens,Ž says Mr. Nichols. And theyre everywhere.Ž Q CHASE NICHOLS ALSWANG TRIMBLE DENHOLM


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Levy and Holden Luntz Gallery, both of Palm Beach, and Art Link International of Lake Worth to galleries from across the country, as well as England, France and Turkey. Holden Luntz, who specializes in art photography, has exhibited at the fair for many years now. Palm Beach seems to be an ambitious place and people have oversized appetites, and we do work that is big and bold and beautiful,Ž he says. He now has a 3,000-square-foot gallery on Worth Avenue. The first couple of years that we did it, we did it because it we had a smaller space,Ž he says. He sees the fair as an opportunity to introduce works by such legends of the lens as Harry Benson and Victor Skrebneski. For me it was extra space, extra walls and a large audience. Its an obli-gation to be front and center in our community,Ž Mr. Luntz says. And its an opportunity to introduce collectors to art photography. What consistently happens is that there are a lot of people who find us at that fair but dont know our gallery,Ž he says. Its amazing in a community this size how many people get an intro to fine art photography through the fair.Ž Then there are the lectures.Violin Advisors LLC of New York will have antique instruments, and the companys Stewart Pollens will lecture on The Violin; its History and Popu-larity as an Investment.Ž There also will be lectures on newly discovered works by such Old Masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Pieter Breugel. But expect to see more from the 20th century, as Modernism and contemporary design come to the fore. Show directors David and Lee Ann Lester do a very good job of trying to keep the fairs fresh and vital,Ž Mr. Luntz says. Hes trying to turn the fair into a really great contemporary design fair that would be a fair about living with art.Ž Does that work?Ultimately, the audience is the forum that will determine how it will be received. They are the ultimate audience,Ž Mr. Luntz says. Were happy to be there and happy to be in that mixed forum.Ž Q ART FAIRFrom page A1 Art Fair eventsFeb. 42 p.m. — “A Journey of American Art: The National Academy Museum Today,” Dr. Bruce Weber, senior curator, 19th and Early 20th cen-tury art at the National Academy Museum3:30 p.m. — “Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus,” Lloyd DeWitt, Art Gallery of Ontario5 p.m. — Torkom Demirjian “Collecting Antiqui-ties in the 21st Century: How something so old fits into something so new”Feb. 512:15 p.m. — Gza von Habsburg, “Faberg Then and Now”2 p.m. — “Recent works by Andrew and Jamie Wyeth,” Victoria Wyeth3:30 p.m. — “Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George,” Erin Coe, chief curator of The Hyde CollectionFeb. 62 p.m. — “Mirror, Chrome, and Gin Fizz: Art Deco in Britain,” Emily Evans Eerdmans, design historian and instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology3:30 p.m. — “The Jewelry of the American Heir-esses,” Joyce Jonas, appraiser for PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” and principal of Joyce Jonas & AssociatesFeb. 72 p.m. — “Louise Nevelson: Parts Unknown,” Michael Komanecky, chief curator of The Farn-sworth Art Museum, in Rockland, Maine.3: 30 p.m. — “When You Wish Upon a Star: Recently Discovered Paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Pieter Breugel,” Dr. Roger Ward, former chief curator and deputy director of the Norton Museum of ArtFeb. 82 p.m. — “Chinese Contemporary Ink Painting at the Saatchi Gallery,” Michael GoedhuisFeb. 92 p.m. Pamela Hughes, owner and president, Hughes Design Associates, “Incorporating Func-tional Art into Rooms of all Periods”Feb. 102 p.m. — “The Violin; its History and Popularity as an Investment,” Stewart PollensFeb. 112 p.m. — “Priceless, or The Real-Life Indiana Jones,” Robert Wittman3:30 p.m. — “The Curious Economics of Art, Part II” moderated by Bruce Helander, editor-in-chief of The Art Economist, with David Galeson, author and professor at the University of Chicago and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research; Don Thompson, author of “The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art” and professor of marketing and economics in the MBA program at York University, Toronto; Anthony Haden-Guest, British-American writer, reporter, cartoonist and art critic based in New York and London; and col-lector Jane HolzerFeb. 1212:15 p.m. — “The Life of Millicent Rogers,” Cherie Burns2 p.m. — “Nazi-era Provenance Research and the Restitution of Old Master Paintings: Recent Successes and Setbacks,” Roger Ward3:30 p.m. — Chartis presents “Art Disasters-Stories from the Trenches: How to Protect Your Art” P LUNTZ >>What: American International Fine Art Fair >>When: Noon-7 p.m. Feb. 4-11; noon-6 p.m. Feb. 12>>Where: Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach>>Cost: One-day pass, $10 advance, $15 at the door; multiday pass, $15 advance, $20 at the door.>>Info: If you go Its time to show off smooth, healthy legs ARE YOU TIRED OF COVERING UP YOUR UNSIGHTLY VARICOSE OR SPIDER VEINS? 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A10 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYAlisa read the text twice and started to shake. She didnt know what she could possibly say to answer her friend Marcias accusations that Alisa had betrayed her confidence. In fact, Marcia had recently tearfully confided very personal details about her husbands affair with the wife of a prominent professional in the community. At the time, Alisa couldnt contain the news. The details were too juicy and the story was just too big to keep to herself. Alisa had shared the news with her two closest friends only, and had sworn them to secrecy. But they clearly couldnt keep their fat mouths closed and now Alisa was in trouble! It never occurred to her that it would get back to Marcia. She had never intended to hurt her friend.Humans are social beings, and most of us enjoy the camaraderie and stimu-lation of sharing anecdotes about the people around us. In fact, some harm-less gossiping keeps us connected and involved with our friends and commu-nity. Usually, no upset is intended. We may gossip idly about a friends life and accomplishments in a loving way, pass-ing along details about their latest pro-motion or childs college acceptance. However, we sometimes enter a slippery slope when we talk about a third person not in the room. Of concern, is we dont always use the best discre-tion and may unintentionally volunteer news thats not our business to share. And the irony is we often speak with authority, without having all the facts! As a culture, most of us have come to expect the media to barrage us with per-sonal information about public figures, athletes and celebrities (thats really none of our business). Election seasons, in particular, can bring out the worst as candidates on each side look for the underbelly of the opponents, ignor-ing every decent thread of restraint. Gathering dirt seems to have become a national preoccupation and we dont seem to blink an eye when things get truly ugly. Some media outlets are quick to scoop a story about a public figures missteps quicker than they report a story about their good deeds. There is nothing inherently wrong about our obsession with the lifestyles of the rich and famous.Ž Some of us feel better when we learn that celebri-ties have every day problems just like the rest of us. However, dont we chip away at our decency and humanity when we revel in the misfortunes of others? Gossip has a bad reputation for a reason. It can be used to exclude, slan-der or attack another person, often in a devious or vicious manner. So why do we love to gossip so? Most of the time (and, again, I said most of the time) we are not intending to hurt the other person. For just that moment, we may feel incredibly important because the one who snags the dirt will be the center of attention. We may savor the delicious delight of a juicy morsel that is guaranteed to entertain and excite our friends. Sharing stories can build bonds and a sense of intimacy with confidantes. When we are dishing out about others heartaches, we are often simultaneously heaving a collective sigh of relief that its THEIR problem, not ours. We may feel a certain moral superiority, often thinking to ourselves that WE wouldnt be so foolish as to get ourselves into such a predicament. Of course, we know this power is at some poor souls expense. There are some people who feel so poorly about themselves that they attempt to deflect attention by criti-cizing others. We know the ones who cheaply build themselves up at others expense. What these folks dont realize is how transparent they are and how over time they are blemishing their own reputations. Its a good assumption that a friend who confides anothers trust to us is likely to share our personal secrets indiscreetly as well! Its not uncommon to feel remorseful after spilling the beans. We may try to give ourselves the benefit of the doubt by saying we just werent thinking when we spoke and didnt mean any harm. If only we reminded ourselves of the adage told to us over and over by par-ents and teachers: If you have nothing nice to say, dont say anything!Ž There may be times when we are part of a group that has taken itself to new lows as they trash an unsuspect-ing victim. It takes courage to not only go against the tide but to support the victim, by saying something in their defense. We always have the option of refusing to participate in a conversa-tion by saying: Laura is my friend. Im uncomfortable speaking about her when shes not here, especially when I dont have all the facts.Ž If we want to gain the benefits of gossiping about others without the risk, what about taking the high road and bragging about another persons attri-butes? No one should fault us if we rave about Marys efforts at the char-ity event, or Johns amazing win in the tennis tournament. And, of course, we shouldnt volunteer any information we wouldnt share with the subject himself. As we all know, none of us is immune to lifes tragedies. Showing compas-sion and humility is a statement of true character. If we find ourselves prefacing a remark with Promise not to tell,Ž we probably should keep our thoughts to ourselves! 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 HEALTHY LIVINGDon’t listen to a secret if you can’t keep it linda WK&RXUW‡/DNH3DUNMON–FRI DPSP‡ SAT 9am – 1pm SUN Closed $ 10 OFF TRANSMISSION FLUSH Replace 100% of Transmission Fluid & Flush SystemReg. $140.00Most cars & trucks. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 A11The Valentine Paws on Parade costume contest and Mainstreet at Mid-town are hosting a family-friendly block party and day of fun to celebrate all things canine and to benefit Safe Har-bor Animal Sanctuary and Hospital. The event on Feb. 11 begins with a dog and owner parade along Midtowns Mainstreet. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes in theme and out of theme, and matching dog/owner cos-tumes. Grand prizes will be awarded to the two dogs that will be crowned CupidŽ and Venus.Ž Mo and Sally from Kool 105.5 FM will be the celebrity judges. The day will include:* Costume awards* Dogs on parade Safe Harbor activities: agility course, dog training classes, onsite adoption, pet psychic, pet portraits Microchip and rabies vaccinations* Live entertainment* Dog-friendly vendors* Kids Corner „ DJ, face painting, dancers Food by Chuck Burger Joint* Free event and free parking Costume award categories include VenusŽ and Cupid,Ž best ValentinesŽ theme; best non-theme costume, and best owner and dog lookalike costume. Judging begins at 11 a.m. and runs through the duration of the parade. Owners should gather for the parade at the Borland Center at 11 a.m. The parade begins at 11:30 and runs east from the Borland Center, along Main-street north, loops at the Mainstreet entrance and back along Mainstreet south to the Borland Center. Costume awards will be announced after the parade at noon. Awards include trophies, dog treats and photos, and a $150 value gift card for a Mainstreet at Midtown restaurant. Participants will be given the chance to donate $10 to Safe Harbor while they register for the costume categories. A donation of $5 before registration, or $10 on the day of registration, is asked for the parade participation. All donations benefit Safe Harbor. Music will be provided by local bands Off The Record, Mardi Gras Band, The Rowdy Roosters and DJ Michael Bonick. Cantina Laredo Patio Lounge will host Yappy Hours from noon to 5 p.m. Mainstreet at Midtown is located on the north side of PGA Boulevard between I-95 and Floridas Turnpike, in Palm Beach Gardens. For more informa-tion, see Q Parade, costume contest highlight pet block party at Midtown SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY IF SHE CAN DO IT SO CAN I! CALL TODAY FOR A FREE FREE Week of Personal Training FREE Weight & Body Fat Assessment FREE 6 Meal-A-Day Nutrition Program 4755 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens 561-799-0555 9186 Glades Road, Boca Lyons Plaza 561-477-4774 Small Group Personal TrainingLicense No. HS8984 FOR A FREE WEEK TRIAL CALL 561-799-0555 OR VISIT GETINSHAPEFORWOMEN.COM Each franchise is independently owned and operated.With the help of Get In Shape For Women, Ive made important lifestyle changes … even when life gets hectic.ŽWith their help Im physically “ t, lost 15 lbs. and over 15 inches (7 1/2 inches from my waist alone!)… Girija VermaGISFW Client By Elizabeth JohnsonHave you had the light bulb moment when talking with someone who has overcome personal struggle, achieved professional success, or seems to have mastered balancing ZRUNIDPLO\DQGWQHVV",WVWKHPRPHQWZKHQDOORIDVXGGHQ\RXWKLQN:KDWVVWRSSLQJPHIURPGRLQJWKDW",can do that too!”Those can be pivotal moments in moving you from a pre/contemplative stage of change, or thinking about tak-ing action, to actually setting out a plan and taking steps towards solving your perceived problem. Consider your KHDOWKDQGWQHVVOHYHOIRUDPRPHQW,VLWVRPHWKLQJ\RXYHHYHUZDQWHGWRFKDQJHRULPSURYHRQ":KDWVKROGLQJ\RXEDFN"7DNHDPRPHQWWRYLVXDOL]H\RXUVHOIDW\RXULGHDOKHDOWKDQGWQHVVJRDO*RDKHDG6WDQG D little taller, feel your clothes hanging comfortably on your IUDPHQRWHWKHHDVHRIPRYHPHQWDQGH[LELOLW\WKDW\RXUlimbs have, and take a few deep breaths because your lungs are strong.” You just visualized a resilient, healthy body. 7DNHDFWLRQWRGD\WRZDUGVWKHKHDOWKDQGWQHVVJRDOV\RXYHDOZD\VGUHDPHGRIUHDFKLQJ Call Get In Shape For W omen to move away from “thinking about what \RXZDQWWRJHWWLQJZKDW\RXZDQW*HW,Q6KDSH)RU:RPHQKDVVWXGLRVDOODFURVVWKHFRXQWU\2XUFHUWLHGstaff trains you how to choose healthy, clean foods that support a strong, youthful body.Our program is rounded out with cardiovascular training, strength training and accountability to help you meet your goal. Views, views and more views!!! Unobstructed panoramic ocean, intracoastal and city views in this stunning 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom condo. Private elevator access which takes you to your condo. Luxury beachfront living at its best in an elegant concierge building. Luxury Condo on Singer Island Rosemary EliasCell 561-373-9845Do not miss this one! Ocean Properties


BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESS INDUSTRY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2011 A13 The Gold Coast Public Relations Council has awarded its 8th annual Ber-nays Awards. The awards are presented for excellence in the local public relations mar-ket. They are named for Edward L. Bernays, the Father of Public RelationsŽ and a businessman who played a major role in defining the industrys philoso-phy and methods. The Gold Coast Public Relations Council is an independent group of PR, marketing and com-munications profes-sionals from Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and Miami-Dade counties. A total of 33 people and organizations were nominated. The winners are: € Project by or for a nonprofit organization „ Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach, for its project on Andre the Sea Turtle. € PR campaign by a large company or firm „ Tilson PR, Staples 2011 Back-to-School Campaign. € Online PR Campaign „ Sharon Geltner, Froogle PR, Net Needs News Day.Ž € Judges Award „ Retired TV anchor Jim Sackett. € Community Service Award „ (a tie) Junior League Of Boca Raton, 40 for 40 Volunteer Program, and Boca Raton Advisory Board For People With Disabilities, the Boca Raton Boating & Beach Bash. € Special Event „ Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptrollers office, Valentines Day Wedding Ceremony. € Collateral Material „ Palm Beach County Tax Collectors office, 2011 Tax Planner & Services Guide. € PR Campaign by a small company or firm „ Serbin Media. € Founders Award „ Rich Pollack.€ Branding or image campaign „ Sharon Geltner, Froogle PR, Greater Boyn-ton Beach Foundation. € PR Star Award „ Florida Atlantic University. € Presidents Award „ Forum Publishing Group. Q Gold Coast Public Relations Council presents 8th annual Bernays AwardsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY MILLER Her mission is to educate the community about science. And Deborah Leach-Scampavias enthusiasm is infectious. Thats something to CELLebrate.Ms. Leach-Sampavia, director of education outreach for Scripps Florida, says she cannot wait for the third annu-al incarnation of CELLebrate Science with Scripps Florida,Ž set for Feb. 4 at The Gardens Mall. The greatest appeal for all of us as scientists is being able to share what we do,Ž she says, promising the event will excite kids from 3 to 90 about science.Ž CELLebrateŽ offers a series of activity stations throughout the lower level of the mall. Were members of the community. Its a great way for people to talk to directly to scientists and learn what we do,Ž Ms. Leach-Sampavia says. Activity stations hosted by more than 100 Scripps scientists and engineers will allow visitors to meet the people behind the research while learning about the latest biomedical breakthroughs. That is something Ms. Leach-Sampavia says she didnt have growing up in the Pacific Northwest. When I grew up, in a small town in Oregon, I didnt know scientists,Ž she says. She was part of the first genera-tion of her family to go to college. I didnt have any role models or anyone to interact withŽ on an academic level, she says. She is invested in the activities.What I really love about the CELLebrate day is how were showing biol-ogy and chemistry and how they relate to each other,Ž she says. That includes the unexpected.A fruit fly. How does this relate to human health, metabolism and aging?Ž she says. Its fun with the crowds, too, because we get really jazzed.Ž Last year, more than 4,000 people attended the hands-on event. That hands-on theme continues this year. Create a Chemical Reaction,Ž a new exhibit from the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, allows visitors to take a drag-and-drop approach to the elements, mixing and matching them in a virtual chemical lab. Visitors use pucks to choose elements from a projected periodic table, and pull them into a reaction lab to see what happens. Bring in more molecules of the same element, throw new ones into the mix or just start over. Kids always like the exploding hydrogen bubbles,Ž says Michele Jacobs, director of The Gardens Mall. The experimentsŽ are basic, but the work that theyre doing is just ground-breaking,Ž she says of the Scripps scien-tists. We feel very honored to partner with them.Ž That feeling is mutual, says Ms. Leach-Sampavia. I was in the lab for 25 years and I love that intellectual challenge. You miss not being in the lab, but at the same time I was always doing educa-tion outreach,Ž she says. Being able to show that enthusiasm „ its very excit-ing when youre about to show a young person the science were doing.Ž And its satisfying to impart knowledge. This is a very exciting opportunity to share. Its great working with kids. Its great helping them get the concept, and with adults to give them a greater understanding of biomedical sciences.Ž Science aside, visitors to the exhibition can participate in a Scripps science scavenger hunt by answering questions and solving simple puzzles based on information and activities at various booths. Each visitor who completes the scavenger hunt while visiting the activity booths will receive a gift and will be entered into a raffle for a prize. But perhaps the greatest prize is knowledge „ and maybe a little fun. The best part of my day is sitting down with fellow scientists when we start planning the exhibits. We have the best time thinking of what we can put together,Ž says Ms. Leach-Sampavia. Q Scripps Florida and Gardens Mall partner in annual science fairCause to CELLebrate BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTOS Scientists from Scripps Florida will demonstrate sci-ence experiments during CELLebrate at The Gardens Mall.LEACH-SAMPAVIA Juno Beach Branch14051 US Highway One Juno Beach, FL 33408 (561) 630-4521Member FDICEQUAL HOUSINGLENDER Minimum balance of $500 to earn interest. Please Note: We reserve the right to alter or withdraw t hese products or certain features thereof without prior notification. Free Interest Checking! RYour Home Town Bank TRUSTCOBANK Plus Free Access to Over 43,000 ATMs Worldwide! No Monthly Service Charges Free ATM/Debit Card Just look for this ATM logo!


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Pieces have little deco-ration, just visible mortise-and-tenon joints. Light or dark oak was preferred. It was a short-lived style popular from 1900 to about 1915. The designs were a revolt against the curved, highly deco-rated furniture of Victorian times. They echoed the English William Morris and John Ruskin idealized view of the single workman creating a piece of furniture in an honest, personal manner. Mor-ris and Ruskin liked the medieval craft guild organization, although they misin-terpreted it to be one man, one object. Studies today show that for centuries a single piece of furniture might have been made by many different expert craftsmen who were carvers, turners, designers or specialists who created parts of a chair or chest. The revival of the Arts and Crafts style in the 1980s has lasted longer than the workshops of Gustav Stickley, Roy-croft and other Mission makers. Charles Rohlfs, who is often listed with these makers, was a New York City furniture maker who worked during the years Arts and Crafts ideas were popular, but he had his own ideas and designs. He used curves and cut-outs, high backs on chairs and strange feet. His furniture did not fit in with the look expected then or during the 1980s revival, so until recently it was rarely offered at large auctions and shows. But new research about Mr. Rohlfs and new respect for his work should lead to more collector interest and higher prices.Q: I would like information about a metal bank I have thats a replica of a water heater. It has a metal plate on the front that reads, Rex, The Cleveland Heater Co., Cleveland, Ohio.Ž Its 7 inches tall and has a coin slot in the top. I have had this bank since the late 1930s or early 40s. Is it valuable or col-lectible?A: An ad for Rex water heaters that appeared in a 1959 is sue of Popular Mechanics stated that the Cleveland Heater Co. had been in business for more than 50 years, so the company was probably founded in about 1908. It was sold to M.M. Hedges Manufacturing Co. of Chattanooga, Tenn., on Nov. 5, 1963, and all the manufacturing operations were moved to Tennessee. Interesting or unusual advertising items attract the attention of collectors. A bank like yours sold at auction in 2010 for $453, and another sold on eBay for a very low price.Q: I have a Post Cereal Roy Rogers pop-out card.Ž Its No. 10 in a series of 36 and pictures Roy and his dog, Bul-let. What year were these print-ed? Does it have any value?A: Roy Rogers was born Leonard Franklin Slye in Cincinnati in 1911. His family moved to Los Angeles in 1930 and Roy was discovered after singing in an amateur night. He began his act-ing career using the name Dick Weston and didnt use the name Roy Rogers until 1938. Republic Studios wanted him to use the name Leroy Rogers, but Roy didnt like the name Leroy, so he chose Roy. Post Cereals pop-outŽ cards were enclosed in several varieties of Post cereals in 195 2. Part of the picture was cut so that it would pop out from the background when the picture was folded correctly. The back of each card listed the number of the card, title and description. A single card is worth $10-$15. A complete set of 36 cards in great condition has sold for $800.Q: We were given a picture titled Deer in Repose, A View in the Isle of Arran, painted by R. Cleminson, Engraved by George Zobel, published by L. Brall & Sons.Ž It has some brown streaks and spots on it. Its in a huge wooden frame thats boarded up in the back. Friends tell me that I should be present when its appraised because peo-ple often hide things of value behind the boards. Is this worth having appraised? A: Robert Cleminson was a British artist active from 1865 to 1868 who spe-cialized in sportingŽ art, paintings of Highland scenes of dogs, deer, game and other animals. The streaks in the picture are a type of mold called foxingŽ and are expensive to remove. Cleminson prints in good condition sell for under $100. Prints in poor condition dont sell. Your print is worth less than its frame. You rarely find things hidden behind backing boards. Sometimes you find things behind the paper dust covering.Tip: Dont lock furniture with antique locks. If they stick, its almost impossi-ble to open the door or drawer without damaging the wood. Q „ Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. KOVELS: ANTIQUES & COLLECTINGMission-style furniture more than simple, straight lines H a b a H n l terry SKINNER, INC./ COURTESY PHOTO Charles Rohlfs made this Gothic-looking drop-front desk in about 1900. It has carved finials and a fitted interior and swivels on a platform base. It was offered for sale at a Skinner Auction in Boston. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B1 SocietySee who’s out and about in Palm Beach County. B10-11, 14,18 XMen are simpleLadies, do not think for a moment that men send mixed signals. B2 X INSIDE Gardens Concert Band plays “Patriotic Salute”Picking a sweet vinoFor Valentine’s Day, choose a wine with dessert for someone special. B19 XRandy Sonntag just cant quit teaching. So its only natural that after spending 35 years teaching band in Palm Beach County Schools, he would con-tinue leading musicians, only this time its with a twist: He is artistic director of the Palm Beach Gardens Concert Band. Its something that Ive always wanted to do, which was conduct an adult community band. Its a higher calling, I think,Ž he says. And on Feb. 8, Mr. Sonntag will conduct the band of musicians, rang-ing in age from 16 to 90, in a Patriotic SaluteŽ to mark Presidents Day during a concert at Palm Beach State Colleges Eissey Campus Theatre. This group of 85 or so musicians is his dream team. You would have fantastic professional players who had retired and were just looking for an outlet, and wanted to get together with friends and just play good music,Ž he says. When I looked at retirement a few years ago, I thought, Gee, this would be great, and I jumped at the opportu-nity.Ž And what an opportunity.They usually show up on a Wednesday night for rehearsals at Palm Beach Gardens High School. Some of them are local students, who are former BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comCliffhanger Our critic says “Man on a Ledge” is a suspenseful flick worth seeing. B9X WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012SEE BAND, B4 X Frankly SinatraSteve Lippia channels the Chairman of the Board in “Simply Sinatra” BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comSteve Lippia sings the songs of Sinatra. But let us be frank „ he is not impersonating Ol Blue Eyes. Oh, the timbre is strikingly similar, as is his phrasing. Then there is the material. And it is that material that Mr. Lippia says he will honor when he performs Simply SinatraŽ on Feb. 3 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. My first and most important connection is that I happen to love the music,Ž he says by phone from his home in Las Vegas. The Ameri-can standards will be the American classics. I think 50 years from now, people will still be singing this music.Ž Mr. Lippia hails from Connecticut, where he grew up listening to his mother sing. But he lived for nine years in West Palm Beach.SEE LIPPIA, B4 X COURTESY PHOTO Randy Sonntag will conduct the concert band in a show to mark Presidents Day.


B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY I blame Cosmo. For every relationship gaffe, every romantic foible, I blame that glossy womens magazine with the too-thin actresses on the cover and the hot sex tips inside. Where else would the women I know get their crazy ideas about men? For instance, a recent Cosmo cover story: 3 Clues Hes Secretly Into You.Ž I know a lot of men. When they like a woman, theres no secret theyre into her, and with the women they dont, its painfully obvious. But to give Cosmo the benefit of the doubt, I took a quick peek at the article. Ill take relationship wisdom any way I can get it, even if it does come next to a perfume ad. Heres the top-secret information the magazine had to share: When a man is into a woman, he might make an uncon-scious gesture to indicate his affection. The three clues to look for, says the magazine, are an OK symbol with his hand, a thumbs-up, and the I-love-you gesture in sign language. If a man makes any of these moves without realizing it, then he must be digging you. Silly, I know. But its also perplexing in a bigger way. Over coffee, my friend Susie shared her latest love drama, a question of does-he or doesnt-he like her. I listened quietly, sipped my latte, and kept the real answer to myself (if you have to ask, then he doesnt). Sud-denly, Susie answered her own question. My friend Lina says men dont send mixed messages,Ž she said. I kept my mouth shut and my eyes fixed on the foam in my cup, but I thought, Bingo.Ž In fact Ive never known a man to send a mixed message. When one of my male friends likes a woman, his attraction is clear. He calls, texts, invites her on dates, brings her gifts. When he doesnt like a woman, theres none of the above. When Susies friend came to town, the three of us went out for drinks. Her friend is a fiery redhead with a checkered romantic past who likes to carry on about a man she once dated. I texted him that I was in town,Ž she said, and first he said he was com-ing out, and then he said he wasnt. Why the mixed signals?Ž He doesnt know how to handle his deep feelings for you,Ž Susie said. I rolled my eyes. I could imagine a Cosmo article stocked with that kind of misinformation. Hes not that into you,Ž I said to the redhead. She looked at me, surprised, as if no one had ever told it to her straight. Look,Ž I said. Did he come out?Ž No.ŽDid he call the next day?ŽNo.ŽHas he called you since?ŽNo.ŽThen theres your answer.ŽA tirade came from Susie and her friend, stories about men with complex emotions and the complicated ways they show them „ a list of examples pulled straight from the latest womens magazines. I just shook my head. Perhaps theyd do better observing real male behavior. 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If you go B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYLIPPIAFrom page B1My earliest connection was through my mom. The early introduction to this as a kid stayed with me,Ž he says. Well, that and the whole Sinatra legend.Onand off-stage, he was an interesting man. He left an indelible mark on our culture,Ž Mr. Lippia says. There was something about him that the rules didnt really apply to him. He was the rebel in the tuxedo and still being cool. Rappers and hip-hop stars pay trib-ute to him.Ž Mr. Lippia says he never met Mr. Sinatra or saw him perform live. And he avoids impersonating the singer.I try to be authentic in my approach to the music, to be genuine. Audiences can understand if youre not doing it,Ž he says. I dont try to imper-sonate him, but I have borrowed from his phrasing and stylings.Ž He laughs, and mentions growing up listening to Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, then returns to the music of Mr. Sinatra. Like him, I was an Italian kid from the Northeast,Ž he says. But his musical career began in South Florida, where his vocal stylings caught the ear of musician Dan Salmasian. The first time I ever saw him, he was performing with a big band at Crystal Tree Plaza. I was teaching private music lessons at The Benjamin School. I heard a big band, and Steve was singing with them,Ž says Mr. Salmasian, who lives in Jupi-ter Farms. And Steve, what I found out later, was just trying to put his foot in the water.Ž Mr. Salmasian plays saxophone, flute and oboe, and has performed with a number of ensembles, including the now-defunct Boca Pops. He has served as Mr. Lippias orchestra contractor and will play during the Maltz show. Mr. Lippia performed with a society band, then later sang with the Boca Pops and performed in a show dedicated to the music of the Rat Pack. Its kind of funny how it worked out. When he hooked up with the Rat Pack thing, he ended up in Vegas, and was working in the hotels, then he took over his own management,Ž Mr. Salmasian says. Hes basically now just running the band and booking himself.Ž Mr. Lippia stays busy.I do about 80 to 100 shows a year. This time of year, Im on the road every weekend until June 1,Ž he says. To me, I still find it interesting and at times exciting and at times very fatiguing, where its a 13-hour day of three flights and its midnight before you get to your room. It can be a little trying.Ž It helps that Mr. Lippia knows his audiences.We all know that Florida has a higher percentage of retirees. Its a great place to get away from the snow, the rat race. We probably have a demographically more ideal crowd in Florida,Ž he says. Ive performed with the Palm Beach Pops and noticed that it is the music of their generation.Ž The sound of Frank Sinatra is something that transcends time „ he performed for more than half a century. What else is there to perform? Im working on a different show concept,Ž Mr. Lip-pia says. Its more late 60s, 70s power ballads „ Gary Puckett, Marvin Gaye, Blood, Sweat & Tears, The Beatles „ just some really great stuff. Chi-cago. Its really more my music in a certain way. I already sneak some of that in my symphony shows.Ž Much of that music already is classic. Im celebrating music from the great male singers of pop music „ The Beatles, Elton John. Theyre going to be the standards of the 60s, 70s and 80s.Ž Thats right when Mr. Lippia came of age. For me, its comfortable. Its in my comfort zone. Its not like Pavarotti singing the blues. Its music I understand. People who are of Tony Bennetts era are so entrenched that they cant bring it on,Ž he says. The music of the 70s is different philosophically from what is created today. People who were creating music in the 70s were people who loved the standards. Great lyrics, great compositions, great harmonies,Ž Mr. Lippia says. Theres kind of a cynicism to the music of today, he says. But there was an unabashed enthusiasm back then.Ž Thats not unlike what he feels when he stands before an audience, even if he is exhausted from all that travel. In a matter of about five minutes, its all forgotten. The lights, the people in the audience and their expectations take over. You find that energy that allows you to perform and not fake it. I never tire of the whole experience. I consider myself to be very lucky. I pursued other things before I pursued music full time. Im much better suited for what Im doing now, I think,Ž he says. Its all part of the reward he gets from singing. I like to meet different people and to perform in different venues. Its really a great opportunity,Ž he says. To get paid well, to do what you love and meet people and make friends along the way, its cool.Ž Q >>What: Steve Lippia performs “Simply Sinatra” >>When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 >>Where: Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter >>Cost: $40 >>Info: 575-2223 or If you go “There was something about him that the rules didn’t really apply to him. He was the rebel in the tuxedo and still being cool. Rappers and hip-hop stars pay tribute to him.” – Steve Lippia on Frank Sinatrastudents of mine who are in high school and around 16 years old. And some are former students who are in their 40s or 50s, and here they are playing in my band again,Ž he says. Its all in the name of playing in a community band. Its a nonprofit organization, with one paid person, its conductor, and thats me,Ž he says. The volunteer librarian spends countless hours sorting and counting. Norman Wain, a retired broadcasting executive from Cleveland who has a home in Palm Beach Gardens, is the de facto public relations and marketing director. He picks up the tab for ads and he also plays horn, an instrument he picked up again after retirement. Thats typical of the band, Mr. Sonntag says. He cites a trombonist, who he says is one of the finest student players in the area. The teen sits next to an older musician, who said he was ready to quit playing. And the boy learned something, telling Mr. Sonntag: This guy dusted me. Holy smoke! He doesnt have the power but what he knows! And thats what he does.Ž Mr. Sonntag was born in New Jersey but grew up in Hobe Sound. He played in the Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches when the group performed in Riviera Beach. Its a long way from the60s and 70s.The concert band plays a regular series at Palm Beach Gardens High School. For three Decembers in a row, it has sold out its holiday concert at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. That has become a tradition, as has this February Patriotic Salute.Ž Last year we did A Lincoln Portrait,Ž Mr. Sonntag says. This year, radio personality Tim Byrd (The ByrdmanŽ) will lend his voice to a couple of pieces, including Gen. Doug-las MacArthurs Duty, Honor, CountryŽ and a Carmen Dragon arrangement of America the Beautiful,Ž which has a spoken part. The band also will play music from the television series Victory at Sea.Ž And Mr. Wain has been working to provide free tickets to 30 veterans of the Afghan and Iraq wars. We wanted to recognize the wounded warriors at our concert,Ž Mr. Sonntag says. Thats part of the satisfaction of doing his job. One of the comments I get most from members of the band is that they love the good music, but how I help them get the sound. Its so rewarding. You cant imagine,Ž he says. Were picking up more members in the band because word gets out.Ž Q BANDFrom page B1 >>What: Palm Beach Gardens Concert Band Patriotic Salute>>When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 >>Where: Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens>>Cost: $15 >>Info: 207-5900 or 746-6613. Website: COURTESY PHOTOS The Palm Beach Gardens Concert Band is comprised of players ranging in ages from 16 to 90.


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B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY Thursday, Feb. 2 Sunday, Feb. 5 Monday, Feb. 6 Tuesday, Feb. 7 Friday, Feb. 3 Saturday, Feb. 4 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Q Story time session at the Loxahatchee River Center — 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit Q Mos’Art Theatre — Screenings of Sleeping BeautyŽ and Tomboy,Ž various times, through Feb. 2. General admission: $8. 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q Sailfish Marina Sunset Celebration — Shop for arts and crafts made by artists from around the coun-try; 6 p.m. Thursdays; Sailfish Marina, east of the Intracoastal, just south of Blue Heron Boulevard, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449. Q Mainstreet at Midtown Music on the Plaza — Bands include Fresh Catch, Rocking Reggae and the Nouveaux Honkies; 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. Beer, wine and food from Chuck Burger Joints kitchen; prices under $10; free parking; outdoor heat-ers; 629-5191. Q Dance Tonight — Open Latin/ ballroom mix party features live music by Jimmy Falzone every Thursday. Group lesson 8-9 p.m.; party 9-10:30 p.m.; admission $15 for entire evening, includes light buffet; 914 Park Ave., Lake Park; 844-0255. Q Marilyn Maye — The awardwinning cabaret singer performs through Feb. 4 at The Colonys Royal Room cabaret, 115 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Cost: $115 for prix fixe din-ner and show (Tuesday-Thursday) and $125 (Friday-Saturday); $55 show only (Tuesday-Thursday) and $65 (Friday-Saturday). Doors open at 6 p.m. for cocktails, with dinner seating from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; 659-8100. Q International Folk Dancing — 1-2 p.m. Fridays through Feb. 3 „ Dance from Europe, Israel and Greece; no experience or partners needed; pre-registration appreciated; walk-ins wel-come. Four-week session $8 Friends of the J/$16 guests. Each class $4 Friends of the J/$6 guests. JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd.; Rhonda Gordon, 712-5233. Q The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival — The biggest show of the year takes place Feb. 3-5 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, South-ern Boulevard just east of U.S. 441, suburban West Palm Beach. Hours are noon-8 p.m. Feb. 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 4 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors; free for students 16 and under. Special early buyers admis-sion, 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 3 is $25. Discount coupon available online at; (941) 697-7475. Q Lighthouse Sunset Tour — Feb. 3, 8, 17 and 22, time varies by sun-set. Witness the Jupiter light turning on to illuminate the night sky; weather permitting; children must be 4 feet tall to climb; tour approximately 75 min-utes. $15 members/$20 non-members. RSVP, 747-8380 ext. 101. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. Visit Q One Opera in One Hour: The Tender Land — Feb. 3, 8 p.m. Palm Beach Operas Young Artists pres-ents an abridged version of this Aaron Copland opera at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Admission free; reserved seats available for $15; call 833-7888 or go to Q Hike Through History — Feb. 4, 8-10 a.m. A 2-mile trek through the 120-acre Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse grounds; free; space limited. RSVP to 747-8380, ext. 101. 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. Q West Palm Beach Greenmarket — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April 14 at the Waterfront Com-mons, 101 S. Flagler Drive, downtown West Palm Beach; free parking in Ban-yan Street garage until 2 p.m. Call 822-1515. Q Arts & Crafts Show — Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibitors from throughout Palm Beach County will display unique, handcrafted items for sale at Church In The Gardens, 3937 Holly Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; call Kristen Vencel, 723-2482. Q Lighthouse Chickee Chats — Feb. 4, 10 a.m. Attention, kids: Join us under the Lighthouse Seminole Chickee for stories about lighthouse keepers, Florida history, local plants and ani-mals; free. RSVP to 747-8380, ext. 101. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. Q Kids Story Time — 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; free. Visit Q Broadway to the Bimah Cantorial Concert — Feb. 4, 7 p.m. Featuring cantors from Orlando to Miami with renowned accompanist Alan Mason; tickets $10; call 747-1109. Temple Beth Am, 2250 Central Blvd., Jupiter. Q The Benjamin School presents “To Benjamin With Love” — Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m. A benefit concert featuring operatic tenor John Matz (96) along with faculty, students, alumni and guests, to celebrate the performing arts; tickets $50; call 472-3476 or visit Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College. Q The Irish Comedy Tour — Feb 4, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Three comedi-ans, one night; $27 advance/$30 at the door; call box office at 575-4942 or visit The Atlantic Theater, 6743 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Q Ginger’s Dance Party — 8-10 p.m., first Saturday of the month: Feb. 4, March 3, April 7. Enjoy free-style danc-ing and easy-to-learn line dancing; free; visit Out-doors at the Centennial Square, West Palm Beach. Q BBQ, Blues & Brews — Feb. 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Many of the most popular gourmet food trucks in South Florida visit during a live blues music show; $5 entrance donation; 233-1757. Mounts Botanical Garden, 559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Q Palm Beach Gardens GreenMarket — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through May 6; City Complex, 4301 Burns Road; 756-3600. Q Lake Park Sunday “Super” Market — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays through May 27; Kelsey Park, 725 Lake Shore Drive, Lake Park; 881-3319. Q Timely Topics Discussion Group — 1-2 p.m. Mondays. Lively discussion group covers the most up-to-date topics faced by our local com-munity, including national affairs and foreign relations as they relate to Israel and the United States; free/Friends of the J; $18 annual fee/guests; call 712-5233. JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Q The Rat Pack Now — Feb. 6, 8 p.m. Featuring local celebrity Bob Hoose as Sinatra; tickets $30/$25 balco-ny; call 207-5900. Eissey Campus The-atre, Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive, off PGA Boulevard. Q Wonderful World: A Salute to Louis Armstrong — Feb. 6-7, 8 p.m. Broadway performer and Tony Award winner Lillias White and inter-nationally acclaimed trumpeter and singer Longineu Parsons join The Palm Beach Pops in a rousing tribute to Louis Armstrong Feb. 6-7 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach; Feb. 8, 10-11 at the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium at FAU, Boca Raton; and Feb. 12 at the Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. For tickets or information, call 832-7677 or visit Q Sign Language for Babies & Toddlers — 9:15-10 a.m. Tuesdays, through March 13. Ever wondered what your infant was thinking? Teach your child sign language; ages 6 months-3 years. Residents $121/non-residents $141. Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road; 630-1100. Instructor Patrice Courtemanche of Tiny Hand Signs; Q Novel Teas: Talia Carner – “Jerusalem Maiden” — Feb. 7, 2:30-4 p.m. The Jewish Community Center presents a new literary series highlighting some of todays top Jewish writers, hosted in a private home; $40/friends of the J/$45 guests. To regis-ter, visit or contact Melissa Engelberg at Q Bridges Twilight Tales — Feb. 7, 5:30 p.m. Refreshments and raffles will be offered; wear your pajamas; free. Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park; call 881-3330. Q Lighthouse Moonrise Tour — Feb. 7. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 B9 +++ Is it worth $10? YesSam Worthington, your place on the B-list is solidified. After functioning as a solid hero in Clash of the TitansŽ and AvatarŽ but showing limited range in dramatic roles such as The Debt,Ž Worthington has established his niche as a handsome face who can handle physi-cal roles. No shame in that. Heck, Bruce Willis made a career out of it. But when a role calls for him to emote a bit more, such as in Man On A Ledge,Ž both he and the movie struggle. Thankfully, Worthingtons lack of Streepness doesnt keep us from enjoying Ledge,Ž a successful caper with solid action and sus-pense. Worthington plays Nick Cassidy, an ex-cop convicted of stealing a diamond from real estate developer David Englander (Ed Harris). After getting in a fight with his brother Joey (Jamie Bell) at their fathers funeral, Nick escapes prison custody and soon finds his way high atop the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. It is here that the layers of writer Pablo Fenjves story come to the fore, and they are numerous and substantial. Nick stands on an outer ledge on the hotels 21st floor, causing commotion from people down below in fear/anticipation that hell jump. He refuses to speak with any-one except Officer Lydia Mercer (Eliza-beth Banks), a heavy drinker with a checkered past who doesnt get along with co-workers like the egotistical Jack Dougherty (Edward Burns). Meanwhile, Joey and his girlfriend Angie (Genesis Rodriguez) are across the street con-ducting business of their own. One of the nice things about Asger Leths direction is that he patiently reveals information only as needed, which allows the suspense to build and the pieces of the puzzle to fall in place gradually. Whats more, a number of highand low-angle shots are used, which allows the viewer to understand the danger of where Nick is standing. Many directors falter in their first feature film, but Leth has done very well here (it helps that the people at Summit Entertainment „ the same folks who torture us with the TwilightŽ movies „ have surrounded Leth with a great cast that also includes Kyra Sedgwick and Anthony Mackie). As all good movies do, Man On A LedgeŽ will have you thinking and talk-ing afterward. How far would you go to prove your innocence? Its feasible that many would rely on the justice system, but when it doesnt work as it should, theres nothing to do but take matters into your own hands. Ironically, this often means breaking the law, which in reality probably leads you back to the slammer. Somewhat surprisingly, Man On A LedgeŽ stays within the realm of plausi-bility for much of its 102 minutes, stray-ing only slightly in the end. Its predict-able, sure, but it has a few surprises and is entertaining enough to be worth a trip to the theater. Q Red Tails ++ (Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nate Parker) African-American fight-er pilots fight for better missions and respect during World War II. The aerial action is cool but not that impressive, and the by-the-books civil rights lesson gets tiresome. However, in the end youre rooting for these guys, and thats the most important thing. Rated PG-13.Haywire ++ (Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender) An assassin (Cara-no) is framed for murder and seeks revenge on those who wronged her. Theres some good action, but Steven Soderberghs directing seems unin-spired. Rated R.Contraband ++ (Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster) After his brother-in-law (Caleb Landry Jones) becomes indebted to a drug dealer (Giovanni Ribisi), a for-mer smuggler (Wahlberg) leaves his wife (Beckinsale) and partner (Foster) behind in an attempt to pay off the debt. Its not memorable and Ribisi is weak as the villain, but its entertaining throughout. Rated R. Q LATEST FILMS‘Man On A Ledge’ CAPSULES >>Amy Adams was considered for the role of Lydia. p o w t f h dan


B10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Barbara Wiston, Barbara D. Cohen and Charla Bernstein2. Christian Marrero and Gladys Benenson 3. Ellen Liman and Simon Benson Offit 4. Ethel Jacobs and Etonella Christlieb 5. Mark and Sonja Stevens 6. Myrna Baskin, Russ OÂ’Brien and Dorothy L. Lappin 1 23 5 School of the Arts Musical Luncheon at Beach Club, featuring Dreyfoos Jazz BandFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY COURTESY PHOTOS 6 4 )#/*&+,)/*0(% &+) ',)+


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B111. Michael and Colleen Bracci 2. Alex and Renate Dreyfoos 3. Eugene Lawrence, Conrad Schaefer and George T. Elmore4. Geoffrey Neuhoff and Jo Anne Rioli Moeller 5. Cil Draime, Roe Green and Kelly Sobolewski 6. Lawrence F. DeGeorge and Suzanne Niedland 12 3 5 Palm Beach County Cultural Council reception at new offices in Lake Worth FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY COURTESY PHOTOS 6 4 Get Downtown, Shake It UpÂ… And Let the Music Move You Every Friday and Saturday Night )#/*&+,)/*0(% &+) ',)+ FRIDAYS: 2/3 Raquel WilliamsPop, Soul Meetings of the MindsAcoustic Soul EclipsePop, Rock 2/24 Psychedelic MistRock Renaissance, Folk, Old World SATURDAYS: 2/4 Dirty UniversityAcoustic Rock Billy BonesJazz, Instrumental Groove Merchant BandJazz, Funk, Rock, Pop 2/25 The 2 Bit HorseRock, Jazz


B12 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYWhenever declarer plays a suit contract, he is faced with the problem of whether or not to draw trumps. There is no hard and fast rule that governs this recurring problem. The best declarer can do is to exercise his judgment in accordance with the circumstances he faces. Take this deal where West leads the K-A-10 of hearts, declarer ruffing the third round. If South draws trumps at this point, he runs himself out of them, since the trumps are divided 4-2. Regardless of what he does next, South must now go down one as the cards lie. If, for example, he crosses to dummy with a club in order to try a dia-mond finesse, West wins with the queen and cashes the nine of hearts to score the setting trick. But if South makes allowance for a 4-2 trump split (which occurs nearly half the time), he makes the contract. He simply delays drawing trumps because he is not yet ready to extract them. Declarers proper play is to ruff the third heart high and lead the four of trumps to dummys nine. The ten of dia-monds is then led and finessed, losing to the queen. This leaves West in a hopeless position. If he returns a heart, declarer ruffs in dummy, crosses to the ace of clubs, draws trumps and easily makes the rest of the tricks. If West returns any other suit, South wins and draws trumps that much sooner to make the contract. In effect, declarer makes it his first order of business to establish his 10th trick before drawing the missing trumps. In that way, he protects against the 4-2 trump division that is a primary threat to the contract. Q CONTRACT BRIDGE BY STEVE BECKERWhen to draw trumps Mainstreet at Midtown Block Party Dog parade with costume awards € Live entertainment € Dog activities Kids corner € Food vendors € and more... All to bene“t Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary & Hospital | 561.630.6110 4801 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418On PGA Blvd., just west of Military Trail, between I-95 and the FL Turnpike.Free Event | Free Parking MAINSTREET AT € PARADE: Starts at 11:30 A.M. Everyone is welcome to join and parade with their dogs. € COSTUME AWARDS: Judged by KOOL 105.5 FMs Mo & Sally, great prizes to be won. € DONATION: $10 parade donations will bene“t Safe Harbor. € BLOCK PARTY: Live music, food, and fun. € YAPPY HOUR: 12:00 5:00 P.M. at Cantina Laredos Patio Lounge. We call it puppy love... an occasion for celebration. Downtown at The Gardens CUISINE DE QUARTIERCAF, VINS & BIRES DE MARQUE Weekend Brunch 10am-3pmtttttAfternoon Crepes and EspressotttttPost-Movie Cocktails For Reservations call 561.622.1616 or go to'VMM#BSt&YQSFTT-VODIt%JOOFS/JHIUMZUJMQNWhat a beautiful place to sit down any time of day.Ž o+"EBUPr-PZBM1BUSPO Jo in u s Sun., F e b 5th to cel ebra te W o rl d Nute ll a Da y wi th FREE M in i-Cr e pes To-G o Acti vities, G i veaw a ys an d Much M o re! 3 t o 5pm


The Fun Begins Friday Night!Friday night € February 3rd An Artful Extravaganza! meets February3,4&5Fri. 6-10pm • Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pmEdwards Drive & Centennial Park Downtown Fort Myers Riverfront 215NationallyKnownArtists! Fun for the Entire Family! €Art for Everyone€Kids Art Activities€Food & Entertainment FREE Admission & Activities! Southwest Floridas Premier Art Festival For directions, parking and more EASY PARKING! Jupiter’s Only Prepared Food Market Specializing in Gourmet Comfort Foods n Over 75 Delicious Menu Options Prepared Fresh Daily n Carry Out or FREE Local Delivery to Your Home or Of“ ce n New York-Style Boars Head Deli n Brick Oven Pizza n Fresh Baked Goods n Catering For All Occasions JUPITERS FAVORITE PREPARED FOOD MARKET 1132 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter 561.575.4700 • Monday–Saturday 8am–7pm • Sunday 9am–5pm FREE 8-OZ. CUP OF FRESHL Y BREWED COFFEE WITH ANY PURCHASE!“A Taste of Home in Every Bite!” FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 B13The 10th annual Jupiter Jubilee is Feb. 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jupiter Community Center. The free event will include music from local bands The Evil MonkeysŽ and The Brass Revolution,Ž and enter-tainment by DJ Jammin Jim. Heres what else the day includes: Performances by Purple Dragon Karate Team, ArtStage and Keep Flip-pin Gymnastics. Q A kids adventure park, with bounce houses, r ock climbing, and mor e. Q An art show filled with arts and cr afts f or sale by local artists. Q Celebrants may have photos taken in the 3D int er active street painting. Q Live police SWAT and K-9 demonstr ations. Q Live animal demonstrations from Busch W ildlife. Q A chance to learn about local weather from N ews Channel 5 Meteorologists Steve Weagle and Glenn Glazer. Q A local business fair to see products and servic es. Q A civic fair, where participants will learn about J upiter from local community organizations. New this year is an eco-tourism expo, showcasing local companies that spe-cialize in products and services geared to exploring Jupiters natural beauty. There will also be local food vendors.The Jupiter Community Center is at 200 Military Trail. For information and directions, see Parking is available at the center and at Jupiter Community High School. A free shuttle is available from the high school to the event. Q Music, food, kids’ park on tap for Jupiter JubileeSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe recreational harvest season for snook reopened on Feb. 1 in Floridas Atlantic coastal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. Anglers may keep one snook between 28 and 32 inches total length per day in the allowable harvest areas only. Fisher-men targeting snook must have a snook permit as well as a saltwater license unless they are exempt from having a license. Using snatch hooks and spears is prohibited. It is illegal to buy or sell snook. The harvest of snook remains closed in all of Floridas Gulf of Mexico state waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County, until Aug. 31. Anglers may still catch and release snook during the closure, but the FWC encourages everyone to handle and release these fish carefully to help ensure their survival upon release. This Gulf closure went into effect Dec. 15, 2010, after the population was affected by cold weather. The closure will give the population time to rebound. A stock assessment completed by the FWCs Fish and Wildlife Research Insti-tute is due to the Commission in 2012. Q Snook season reopens on Atlantic coast only SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


B14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Amy Soileau, right, introducing camp-ers2. Andy Torrens receives an award from Amy Soileau.3. Michael DeRosa, Marissa Roosth, Emily and Braxton Spiegel4. Michael Peragine5. Residents warming up for the walk6. Sheryl Wysorkey and Deborah Weiner 12 3 3rd annual Mirabella Neighborhood Walk for scholarships to Florida Diabetes CampFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY COURTESY PHOTOS 4 5 6


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 B15 PUZZLE ANSWERSThe ninth annual Women with Wings and Wisdom Dames and Divas Luncheon,Ž in memory of Dame Celia Lipton Farris, is March 13 at the Mar-A-Lago Club. A silent auction begins at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and presentations. The 2012 award recipients are Dr. Eliza-beth Bowden, Daphne Nikolopoulos, Michele Jacobs and Dorothy Sullivan. A fashion show will be presented by Luca Luca. The keynote speaker is author James Patterson. Funds raised support WXELs Ready To LearnŽ outreach and PBS childrens programming. For sponsorship oppor-tunities and to reserve seats, call 364-4428. Q “Women with Wings and Wisdom” luncheon set for March 13SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Celia Lipton Farris died last year. Palm Beach Gardens concert band Fabulous Patriotic Concert Celebrating Presidents Day! Call 561.207.5900 NOW to reserve your tickets! Wednesday, Feb. 8th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. EISSEY CAMPUS THEATRE 11051 Campus Drive (off PGA) Palm Beach Gardens “America The Beautiful” “Battle Hymm of the Republic” Favorite Familiar Marches $15 for Adults. Students Admitted FREE SPECIAL: Stirring music and narration of “DUTY, HONOR, COUNTRY” the historic words of General Douglas MacArthur presented by prominent radio personalityTIM “THE BYRDMAN” BYRD )ULGD\)HEUXDU\ %((*((675,%87(&21&(57 67$<,1$/,9( WKHQXPEHURQHWULEXWHEDQGLQWKHZRUOG SPFRFNWDLOUHFHSWLRQSPVKRZ7XHVGD\)HEUXDU\ %25/$1'&$%$5(7 ',11(56+2: )HDWXULQJWKHKLWVRI%DUEUD6WUHLVDQG %HWWH0LGOHUDQG&DUROH.LQJ 6HHWKLVDOOQHZVKRZZLWKDFRXUVHGLQQHURQVWDJH SPGLQQHUDQGVKRZ )ULGD\)HEUXDU\)ULGD\1LJKW)OLFNV3UHVHQWV 78**(5; 6HHWKHDQLPDWHGIDPLO\ILOPDERXWD -HHSŠ[ZKRWKLQNVKHFDQIO\ 2QO\SHUSHUVRQLQFOXGHVSRSFRUQDQGVRGD %RUODQG&HQWHU DW0LGWRZQ3DOP%HDFK*DUGHQV 7LFNHWVDYDLODEOHRQOLQHDWZZZWKHERUODQGFHQWHURUJRUFDOO AUTHENTIC GREEK CUISINE PROMENADE SHOPPING CENTER!LTERNATE!!s0ALM"EACH'ARDENS rrsITSALLGREEKONLINECOM -ONr3UNAMrPM $5 off $25 purchase $ 10 off $25 purchaseDine-in or pickup. Cannot be combined with any other coupon. PBG location only. Exp. 02/16/2012 $7.50 Gyro Wrap, SIde Salad or French Fries & DrinkDine-in or pickup. Cannot be combined with any other coupon. PBG location only. Exp. 02/16/2012


JVYULKILLM‹WHZ[YHTP [\YRL`VMM[OLMYHTL IYPZRL[‹ZTVRLK ZO WP[HZr^YHWZ OVTLTHKLZV\WZ IYLHRMHZ[VTLSL[Z WHUJHRLZ‹ISPU[aLZ NS\[LUMYLLIYLHKZ Deli Selections .HYKLU:X\HYL:OVWWLZ‹ 54PSP[HY`;YHPS7HST)LHJO.HYKLUZ(7\ISP_7SHa H‹ 5>*VYULY4PSP[HY`r7.(‹^^^IV\SL]HYKNV\YTL[KLSPJVT Military Trail PGA Boulevard FREE >P-P FREE >P-P B16 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYRecording star Dave Matthews, who works to raise aware-ness of the need for land and water conservation, will headline the sev-enth annual ForEver-glades Benefit at The Breakers in Palm Beach on Feb. 17. The hosts of MSNBCs Morn-ing JoeŽ „ former Florida congressman Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski „ will emcee the ben-efit. Eleven-Time World Surfing Champion and Flor-ida native Kelly Slater will serve as the evenings honorary chairman „ setting the water-focused, coastal style theme for the event. The Everglades is surrounded by and connected to some of the worlds best beaches, reefs, fishing spots and surf breaks. The 2012 benefit will honor our connection to the water and the contri-bution the Everglades makes to our vibrant coastal communities,Ž said Kirk Fordham, CEO of Everglades Foundation. The event will open with cocktails, followed by dinner, a live auction and a musical performance by Mr. Matthews. The ForEverglades benefit raises more than $2 million annually to sup-port the science, communications, advocacy, education and legal programs of the Everglades Foundation „ all geared to protecting and restoring what remains of the fragile ecosystem. The board of directors supports all of the foundations administrative and fundraising expenses, allowing 100 percent of the funds raised at the ben-efit to directly support these programs. Benefit chairmen for this years event include Sonia and Paul Tudor Jones II, Kathy and Paul Leone, Garrison duP. Lickle, Mary Morse, Polly and David Ober, Ashley and Mike Ramos and Lia Reed. To purchase tickets, contact Debbie Fife or Samantha Miller at 212-245-6570, ext. 20 or email Tickets start at $1,000, with preferred seating available at $2,500. Tables range from $10,000 to $100,000. All tickets include cocktails, dinner, musical performance and donor recog-nition. For more information, see ever-gladesfoundation, Q Dave Matthews to headline Everglades gala at The BreakersSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYMATTHEWS SCARBOROUGH BRZEZINSKI SLATER 0LGWRZQ3OD]D‡3*$%OYG3DOP%HDFK*DUGHQV2 blocks west of Military TrailMon-Sat 10 AM -6 30 ‡ Sun 11 AM -4 PM +XJHVHOHFWLRQRI VLONWUHHVFXVWRPRUDO DUUDQJHPHQWVDUWZRUN KRPHDQGJDUGHQ DFFHVVRULHVWaterlook fresh bouquet, made on premises at great prices. Call: 561.691.5884 Hibiscus Grille1201 N. US Hwy 1 | North Palm Beach | 561-328-8329 | Valentines Day ReservationsCall or reserve online @ or Moderately Priced Dining Entertainment 8 pm Tues Fri & Sat Jimmy Falzone Thurs Raquel Renneck Lunch 11-2 Late Lunch 2-4 -25% Disc Dinner 4-11Sushi Steaks Vietnamese Thai Happy Hour | 5-7pm 50% off DrinksBar Open till 1 a.m. GRAND OPENING Feb 10th 4 P .M.!


Tickets: $25 & $30...Ticket Office: 561.207.5900 Open M-F 10-511051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach THURS, FEB 16 AT 8 P.M.STIG ROSEN IN CONCERTBroadway and BeyondŽ with live band MON, FEB 6 AT 8 P.M.THE RAT PACK NOWFeaturing local celebrity Bob HooseTribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr.Sponsored by: Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation in Memory of Morton R. Shapiro THURS, FEB 23 AT 8 P.M.BARRAGEMusic & dance...high octane string group FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 B17Grand opening festivities for the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Casinos $150 million expansion on Feb. 2 will feature a noon move that busŽ celebra-tory reveal by Ty Pennington, the star of ABC televisions Extreme Makeover: Home EditionŽ show. At 8 p.m., the classic hit group Foreigner will perform a concert in The Pavilion. Tickets for the concert start at $45 and are at The grand opening begins at 11:30 a.m. in the new valet parking porte cochere. In attendance will be Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman James E. Billie, Semi-nole Gaming CEO Jim Allen, Seminole Tribe of Florida Board of Directors President Tony Sanchez, Jr., Hollywood Representative Marcellus W. Osceola, Jr., Brighton Representative Andrew J. Bowers Jr., Big Cypress Representative Manuel M. Tiger, Seminole Coconut Creek Casino President Steve Bonner, state and city officials, Miss Florida Seminole Princess Jewel Buck, and Junior Miss Florida Seminole Princess Jaryaca Baker. At approximately noon, Chairman James Billie, CEO Jim Allen, President Steve Bonner, and Ty Pennington will present a check to SOS Childrens Vil-lage for a new roof makeover. Then Pennington will reveal the new casino entranceway just like he does on his award-winning TV show. New is NYY Steak, of which there is only one other, located in Yankee Sta-dium in the Bronx, New York; the new 11,000-square-foot Sorrisi Italian Restaurant (en italia, it means SmilesŽ); and the 7,000-square-foot New York-style 1st Street Deli. Other new amenities include the second floor, non-smoking 9,000-square-foot Stax Poker Lounge that official-ly opened on Dec. 27 with 30 tables, including a high-limit room. The 100,000-square-foot casino floor now accommodates 2,300 slot machines. The total number of table games has doubled to 65, including blackjack, bac-carat, and popular novelty games such as pai gow poker. An upscale high-limit action area with its own bar/lounge is now in the center of the greatly-enlarged casino, containing 12 high-limit table games and more than 60 high-limit slot machines. Adjacent to the high-limit, there is an attractive new casino promotions stag-ing area. The former SiteŽ gaming building has been converted into The Pavilion, a 1,200-seat, 16,200-square-foot entertain-ment venue for concerts, VIP events and shows. In keeping with the citys MainStreet concept „ of which Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is an integral part „ a 2,400-space LEED Silver Certification-registered parking garage has been erected with 5,700 square feet of retail space on the first floor courtyard. The project employed nearly 2,000 construction workers, created 800 full-time jobs with generous benefits pack-age including health care benefits, and doubled the total number of permanent employees to nearly 1,900. Q Ty Pennington, Foreigner to star at Coconut Creek casino grand openingSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY MidtMOTP dPbFlidWklSi1/4[493Ž7 68Ž]4l 561.630.6110 | MidtownPGA.com4801 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418On PGA Blvd., just west of Military Trail, between I-95 and the FL Turnpike. MAINSTREET AT THURSDAY 2:RootsShakedownHailing from South Floridas musical melting pot with their blend of rock, roots, reggae, and soul, Roots Shake-down captivates listeners with its dynamic live shows. Come and share the feel-good vibes that ring from each and every note with West Palm Beachs homegrown favorite. Mainstreet at Midtown has your Thursdays covered. Block off 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. every Thursday through April 26th. Food from CHUCK BURGER JOINT now available for delivery. Call 561-629-5191 and groove til your eats arrive. Music on the Plaza … its a heart full of soul. Free Concerts | Free Parking | Lawn Chairs Welcome


B18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Milton Maltz and Harvey Golub2. Kathy Strother and Craig Grant3. Sal and Kim Tiano4. Ross and Susan Johnson, Ted Hartley and Dina Merrill5. Diane and Jim Perrella and Bonnie Osher6. Jack Hayfick, Karen Cohen and Rodger and Betty Hess7. Allen and Joan Bildner and Sue and Bob ShawMaltz Jupiter Theatre gala at The Breakers in Palm BeachFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY COURTESY PHOTOS 12 3 4 5 6 7 £>ˆ>ˆi]*>“i>V…>`iUx£‡™£‡x"U/>>"*iMonday…Friday 11:30 AM …9:00 PM U->'`>x\q™\ PM Our menu features traditional Thai favorites and contemporary alternatives that include unique vegetarian and fusion recipes. nˆˆVn…œˆVi\/…iiˆˆ}œv"££ … Palm Beach Post i/…>ˆ,i>'>vœ"£ … WFLX Fox 29 i/…>ˆ,i>'> … Spotlight on the Northern Palm Beaches ,>i`vœ-iˆVi>`œœ` … Palm Beach Post


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2-8, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B19 VINOThis Valentine’s Day, get to know a new sweetieFlowers. Chocolates. Flowers. Chocolates. Must this Valentines Day be a repeat of all that have gone before? No. This year consider trying a new sweetie to brighten your sweethearts holiday. Instead of chocolates and flowers, surprise him or her with a great pairing of dessert and wine. Choosing the right wine for dessert is not difficult; you just need to bal-ance the intensity, acidity and sweet-ness of the wine with the dessert. The more intense the flavors of the des-sert, the more intense the flavors of the wine should be. The acidity of the wine and dessert should be harmoni-ous as well; if you have a fruit dessert, choose a wine with higher acidity. Finally, the wine needs to be sweeter than the dessert, otherwise the wine will taste dull and acidic. Stay away from desserts that are predominantly sugar; these go best with coffee or tea. There are several basic types or styles of dessert wines. The most popular involve late-harvested grapes, which result in more intense flavors and sweetness, specialty grape types that produce pronounced flavors and aromas, or fortified wines such as sherry and port. When pairing wines with foods, you must decide which is more important: Is there a killer des-sert wine that you have cho-sen, or is the des-sert the focus? I prefer to choose the wine first, and then find a dessert to go with it. Here are some of the more popular grape varieties with food pairing pos-sibilities:Q Muscat grapes: Whether the wine is made from orange or black muscat, this grape produces wines with big aromatic flavors and intensity. The orange makes wines with tangerine and orange blossom aromas and fla-vors, which pair well with stone fruit des-serts. The black has rose blossom aromas and litchi-like flavors that go well with berry dishes or dark chocolates.Q Sauvignon blanc and semillon grapes: The finest sauternes are made from late-harvested sauvignon blanc and semillon grapes, affected with botrytis cinerea, aka noble rot. It punctures the skin to dry out the grapes, produc-ing lush concen-trated wines with flavors of apri-cots, peaches and honey. Try these with fruity desserts or with almonds and almond desserts.Q Riesling grapes: The finest German Rieslings are the late-harvested varieties that are designated spatlese and auslese, depending on the amount of sugar at harvest. Germany also pro-duces beerenauslese and trockenbeer-enauslese later harvest wines that are likewise affected by noble rot, which they call edelfaule. Intense rich flavors of caramel, honey and apricots are balanced by high acidity, so the wines are not cloyingly sweet. Flavorful fruit desserts again will work well with the intense flavors found in these wines.Q Port wine: Ports are made by adding brandy midway through the fermentation process, stopping it and leaving a residual sweetness. Ruby ports are then aged in stainless steel or concrete vats to retain the youth-ful color and flavors. Tawny ports are barrel aged and mellow in color and flavor. Late Bottled Vin-tage starts with higher quality wine that ages usually four to six years before bottling. Vintage port comes from a single vintage of superlative quality, and is not produced every year. Ports pair well with intense fla-vors, so try desserts with chocolate or dried fruit. Wine picks:Q Chateau La Tour Blanche Sauternes 2005 ($35/375ml): Aromas of honey, vanilla and apple follow through to the palate of rich flavors ending with lemon and spices on the finish. Almonds and peaches in a dessert make an exceptional pair-ing with this sauternes.Q Dolce Napa Valley Late Harvest 2006 ($85/375ml): A classic blend of late harvest semillon and sau-vignon blanc. Intense and rich honey-suckle aromas followed by citrus, apri-cots and honey flavors with balanced acidity and with a long finish. Try with puddings and custard or fruits.Q Dow Tawny Port, Portugal ($17): Value priced entry level port is light and sweet, with flavors of orange and candied citrus rind and a hint of nuttiness. Excellent with chocolate desserts, or try it with stilton cheese.Q Elysium Black Muscat, Quady Vineyards 2006 ($25): Rich aroma of rose petals and berries followed by plum, litchi and berry flavors with a hint of spice and a rewarding long finish. Perfect accompaniment for those intense dark chocolates, but equally good with berries and berry desserts.Q Gordon Brothers Gewurztraminer Columbia Valley Ice Wine 2009 ($45/375ml): Rich aromas of honey and spice with flavors of apricot, raisin and honey. Lingers lightly and finishes clean. Great with poached pears or a crme brle.Q Rombauer Zinfandel Port, Napa Valley ($45): Exquisite aromas and flavors of plums, berries and chocolate followed on the palate with rich mixed berry flavors with a hint of vanilla. Try this with fresh berries. Q jim