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INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X PetsSuffering Succotash! This cat needs a home. A6 X NetworkingSee who’s out and about in Palm Beach County. A20, 22XCrazy for “La Cage”George Hamilton talks about starring in a musical. B1 WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 Vol. II, No. 18  FREE ROGER WILLIAMS A2 LINDA LIPSHUTZ A10PETS A6BUSINESS A19 REAL ESTATE A23ARTS B1 EVENTS B6-7 FILM B9 NETWORKING A20,22PUZZLES B8SOCIETY B10-11,16-18 CUISINE B19 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715AntiquesSailors’ valentines are travel souvenirs with heart. A21 X BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comSEE MALTZ, A7 XBest offer over $3.5 million buys private piece of paradise BY CHRIS Meet the Maltzes Milton and Tamar Maltz are to receive Palm Beach County Cultural Council Muse Awards for civic leadershipIt is said that behind every great man is a great woman. But in the case of Milton Maltz, look at his history, and you will see his wife, Tamar, standing at his side and sharing in the important decisions that have led to the creation of radio and television stations across the country, museums in the North and a theater that bears their name in Jupiter. They are unassuming, this couple. They generally do not give interviews. We believe in being leaders, not followers,Ž Mr. Maltz says simply.And leaders they are. RACHEL HICKEY / FLORIDA WEEKLY Milton and Tamar Maltz led the drive to create a regional theater at what is now called the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. It opened in 2004. COURTESY PHOTO The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is in the former Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre, at Indiantown Road and A1A. Theres a magnificent treasure hidden in plain view amid the enclaves of the rich and famous on Jupiter Island, and not only is it yours for the taking if you can pay the bounty „ it would make the perfect Valentines Day gift because it exudes romance. Youll have to hurry, though. Its a private slice of paradise known as Barefoot HouseŽ (even the name is sexy), and along its jungled beachfront, a love affair could blossom. Think sun-rise mimosas on the lanai, moonrise strolls amid the turtle tracks. Photos dont do it justice. This treasure is a historic, classic Florida beach estate in Hobe Sound thats been in the same family for three generations, nestled in the middle of eight miles of private Atlantic beach frequented mostly by sea turtles and barefoot guests. Whats unique about this find is that COURTESY PHOTO This oceanfront home in Hobe Sound offers plenty of privacy because no new construction is allowed on either side of it.SEE BAREFOOT, A26 X


A2 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY2 561.625.5070THE HEART ATTACK RISK ASSESSMENT ITS FREE.ITS WHY EXPERIENCE MATTERS IN HEART CARE. The more heart emergencies that a team handles „ the more angioplasties and heart surgeries it performs „ the better the outcomes. The better the results. This is a fact. Experience is what it takes to deliver our kind of heart care. This is what it takes to get the job done.The way we do it. THE LAST TIME I SAW JOHN BUNCH, HE WAS vanishing into the foreboding night like Capt. Ahab setting out in pursuit of Moby Dick: They plunged like fate into the lone Atlantic,Ž wrote Melville. It wasnt quite that bad, of course, but almost. John was just departing the prettiest little low-key beach retreat in Florida, Jen-sens Twin Palm Marina on the west coasts Captiva Island, run by the Jensen brothers. Theyre Johns kind of people. Mine, too. As midnight approached, he was only trying to get home to Bokeelia, lying three or four miles east across the black water on the naked northern nose of Pine Island like a distant, twinkling bar. Not star, bar. But given Johns history and personality, his departure reminded me of the white whales ship-borne pursuers. He plunged like fate into the lone northern stretches of Pine Island Sound. John is a maverick from what I can see, and a man of compulsion, like Ahab. There are other similarities, too. They both chase fish (Ahab chases bigger, paler fish); they both use boats (Ahabs comes equipped with sails and Johns relies on a 225-horse-power Honda that gets 3.5 miles to the gal-lon); and theyre both captains. Ahab is known as a wacko, but John is known as Capt. John GiddyupŽ Bunch, a respected fishing guide rated one of the best for those who want to ply the waters of the southwest coast. And I dont care where you claim to liveŽ „ Peoria, Palm Beach Gardens, Punta Gorda or Punkin Center, Kansas (one of my favorite places). If you havent plied those waters, you havent actually lived. Not at least around here. Henceforth, I shall quit first-naming John and call him Capt. Bunch, with all due respect. When it comes to compulsion, the biggest difference between Capt. Bunch and Capt. Ahab is that Capt. Bunchs compul-sion wont get everybody else around him killed, like Capt. Ahabs. When you go out with Capt. Bunch, you will come home with the fish. The fish will not go home with you. On the contrary, Capt. Bunch is in the nonprofit business of saving lives, or least hearts and minds „ those of American servicemen and women coming back from war, on leave, and seeking a vacation, a wedding ceremony, a respite from duty and a chance to have all that without going into deep debt (enlisted troops in particular do not make diddly squat). So, in 2005 he founded „ and he remains the incarnate „ Operation Open Arms ( The organization is one with the man. It has a single, white-whale compulsion, if you will: To provide service men and women visiting Southwest Florida every conceiv-able benefit during their two-week combat leave or return from a foreign duty station,Ž he explains. Without them having to pay for it, of course. Thats why so many merchants and business owners support him in the effort, starting with the Jensen brothers. Capt. Bunch is nothing if not honorable. He doesnt use the term nonprofitŽ like almost every other outfit with 501(c)(3) sta-tus uses it „ as a chance to do some good while making a very comfortable salary for the managers, founders or top dogs. Nonprofit compensation can range from roughly half-a-million dollars a year or more (various health or hospice organiza-tion leaders pull down that money), to $80,000 or $100,000 for managers of feet-on-the-ground help outfits for the poor or the besieged-by-emergency. By contrast, nonprofitŽ in the context of Capt. John GiddyupŽ Bunch means just that. Absolutely no profit for anybody, including him. No payroll whatsoever for being OOAs receptionist/secretary/answering service/director/founder. Which may make me the only commentator in America describing the nonprofit thing literally. In seven years, Capt. Bunch has managed to recruit roughly 150 businesses to help pro-vide soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines the hallmark standard of real thanks: a warm embrace of more than words. He helps them marry and honeymoon. He organizes free limo service, lodging, restaurants, fishing charters, golf, tennis, kayaking, boating, emergency dental care. And he provides them something he under-stands well: treatment of post traumatic stress disorder. Now in his 60s and raised on the barrier islands of South Carolina, Capt. Bunch is a former Marine (1969 to 1975) who did not enjoy, with his peers, a welcome-home embrace from many Americans. The young men and women hes helped during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq „ about 1,900 of them so far, he says „ will get that embrace from Operation Open Arms and its generous contributors if they come to Southwest Florida, and need or want it. This is the real secret of OOA,Ž he says. You can demonstrate your love of country instead of flapping your jaws about it. Weve helped 1,976 U.S. troops, provided 92 free weddings, and Ive done more funerals than I wish to remember.Ž I find that extraordinary. But it wont last forever, unless Capt. Bunch can get some help from the rest of us. After all, he isnt going to do this forever. You think its because hes tired? Dont count on it. In fact, hes newly married. But tired might have a little something to do with it, too. What he needs to do now, he figures, is change his approach. Heres what he told me he needs. OOA needs a professional grant writer. OOA needs an office. OOA needs an admin-istrative assistant. OOA needs a director to soon take my place. Most of all, OOA needs contributions to pay for all the things asso-ciated with a legit charity, like the American Red Cross has. They have a well-paid staff. They have a beautiful office, vans and cars. They have an advertising budget. I go to the post office after a charter hoping to see a check in Box 101.Ž I dont think Capt. Bunch cares about some of that „ the beautiful office and what-not. But he could use some help.,Again, its here: Q COMMENTARY t  G f w l roger WILLIAMS Giddyup, Johnny, and Godspeed


A4 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherMichelle Nogamnoga@floridaweekly.comEditor Betty Wellsbwells@floridaweekly.comAssociate Publisher Sara Reporters & ColumnistsScott Simmons Athena Ponushis Tim Norris Jan Norris Mary Jane Fine Artis Henderson Chris Felker Linda Lipshutz Roger Williams Jim McCrackenPhotographerRachel HickeyPresentation Editor Eric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comPrincipal DesignerScott Simmons ssimmons@floridaweekly.comGraphic 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 man, poor usF. Scott Fitzgerald began his short story The Rich BoyŽ with a pair of simple, declarative sentences that still resonate 87 years later: Let me tell you about the very rich. They are dif-ferent from you and me.Ž The difference between the very rich and the rest of us has been much in the news as of late „ thanks mainly to Mitt Romney and his propensity for making boneheaded and insensitive statements that call attention to the dissimilarities that figured so promi-nently in Fitzgeralds fiction. But not even the keen-eyed Fitzgerald, who studied the peculiar ways of the economic elite as an archaeologist might scrutinize a midden heap, could have envisioned the spectacularly gauche and distasteful display that is playing out in Palm Beach County. When poor taste by someone of great wealth in Palm Beach gains worldwide attention, well, you know it must be a lollapalooza, for poor taste among the ruling class in Palm Beach is posi-tively de riguer. At the epicenter of this uproar is John Goodman, a 48-year-old mul-timillionaire (possibly billionaire) polo czar/playboy from Wellington. Mr. Goodman, you see, has adopted Heather Hutchins, his 42-year-old paramour. Yes, you read that correctly. The blonde, lithesome Ms. Hutchins is now legally Mr. Goodmans daugh-ter, while she also remains his (how should I put this?) main squeeze. Gracious, I thought such goings-on were restricted to the backwoods. This is distasteful enough on its face, but what really has the tabloids and the hoi polloi howling is that it appears the adoption may be a sophis-ticated legal gambit to shelter finan-cial assets, which could be at risk in a civil suit brought by the parents of 23-year-old Scott Wilson. Mr. Wilson was killed in an automobile accident that, according to a sheriffs report, occurred in the wee hours of Feb. 12, 2010 when Mr. Goodmans speeding Bentley ran a stop sign in Welling-ton and broadsided the young mans Hyundai Sonata. Mr. Goodmans tank-like vehicle, the report said, pushed Mr. Wilsons smaller car into a canal. Police reports say Mr. Goodman fled the scene on foot, leaving the young man to drown in his submerged automobile. Tests administered hours after the accident placed Mr. Goodmans blood alcohol level at 0.177 „ more than twice the Florida limit of 0.08 that is the stan-dard for driving while intoxicated. This case has elicited public outrage from its onset. It took Palm Beach County authorities more than three months to bring charges against the well-connected Mr. Goodman, who is heir to a fortune based on the manufacturing of air conditioning and heating equipment. And attor-neys for Mr. Wilsons parents in the wrongful-death lawsuit have contend-ed for more than a year that is difficult to establish Mr. Goodmans true net worth because much of his fortune is tucked away in places like Lichten-stein and Bermuda. Mr. Goodman faces the possibility of 30 years in prison if he is convicted of criminal charges associated with the accident. He is set to be tried on those charges next month. This adoption business is something of a last straw for many. It is viewed as the ultimate testament to the manner in which the extraordi-narily wealthy can maneuver, manipu-late and game the system. Mr. Goodmans lawyer issued a statement that, in effect, scolded us for beholding this adoption with a jaundiced eye. The attorney, Daniel M. Bachi, said in the written statement that the adop-tion was merely intended to guard a trust that benefits Mr. Goodmans two minor children. I am not certain how adopting ones lover accomplishes that task, but Mr. Bachi insists it is so. The lawyers statement put the value of the trust at several hundred million dollars.Ž Im no lawyer, and perhaps nearly four decades in the news business have made me something of a cynic, but this just doesnt look right. I also wonder how this will play with pro-spective jurors who might sit in judg-ment in the criminal case. About a year ago, I sat down with Darrell Bowen, the mayor of Wel-lington and a friend of the accused millionaire. At that time, Mr. Bowen speculated that Mr. Goodmans exalt-ed status and immense wealth might ultimately be his undoing. There are a lot of people out there saying, This guys a rich jerk who thinks he can get away with any-thing,Ž the mayor told me. It is safe to assume that anyone who held that opinion a year ago, pre-adop-tion, will not have his mind changed by Mr. Goodmans most recent stunt. John Goodman is indeed very different (in many ways) from you and me and for that we should give thanks. Q Mitt Romney summoned all the right eous indignation he c ould muster after a Newt Gingrich ad called him anti-immigrant.Ž Romney blasted the ad shortly afterward in an interview: Its just inappropriate.Ž Inappropriate.Ž For Romney, that qualifies as a stinging rebuke. He also regretted in the strongest pos-sible terms the Gingrich ads terrible terms.Ž The Republican campaign now pits a man, in Newt Gingrich, expert at channeling and expressing emotions against a man, Mitt Romney, who cant or wont. I have emotion and passion,Ž Romney said the other day, in an assurance an overtly emotional and passionate person would never have to make. In Gingrich, Romney is fighting fire with reticence. He is a throwback to a cul-tural archetype that lost its purchase in American culture decades ago. Mitt Romney is the last WASP, Mormon edition. In his book The Way of the WASP,Ž Richard Brookhiser summarized the main traits of the species as Con-science,Ž Industry,Ž SuccessŽ and Civic-mindedness.Ž All can be seen in Romney, the private-equity titan and Mormon bishop who served as the head of the Salt Lake City Olym-pics and once swept the floor of an aides garage when he had an idle moment. The same charges that were leveled at the long -ago, b utt oned-up WASP establishment are now directed at Romney „ stiff, boring, inauthen-tic. There is an inherent politeness to him. Interrupted by a heckler in New Hampshire, he says she lacks cour-tesy,Ž obviously an offense he takes seriously. Whenever he resorts to trash talk „ at one debate he promised to take President Barack Obamas attack on his wealth and stuff it down his throatŽ „ it feels awkward. It is as if the Marquess of Queensberry briefly strayed into a mixed martial arts octa-gon. Its not that Romney wont fight. His Super PAC filleted Gingrich in Iowa, and his campaign apparatus crushed the former House speaker in Florida. Yet, Romney himself has no relish for the task. In the first Florida debate, he worked early on to hit Gingrich with his entire opposition research file. Rushed and uncomfortable, he seemed to enjoy it as little as Gingrich did. When he got off the attack, he shifted back into his accustomed mea-sured and unflappable mode. Gingrich is unburdened by any inner guardrails. He loves combat. As a campaigner, he can be loudmouthed, unscrupulous and angry. Its a style that fits the public mood, and it has been validated through the decades in our culture. Weve been taught to trust a let-it-all-hang-out spirit over an ethos of emotional restraint. Its an irony of Romneys candidacy that his genuine reserve is taken as confirma-tion of his inauthenticity. If Romney doesnt wear his emotions on his sleeve, he doesnt wear his riches there, either. He seems uncomfortable with his own success, a classic WASP trait. When he says he makes no apologies for his wealth, he clearly would rather not be talking about his wealth at all. If Romney seems alien, its not his Mormonism or bank account so much as his adherence to a code of conduct that was overthrown long ago, and now feels quaint and odd. His is the plight of the last WASP. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe last WASP c r f a a t bill


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Mr. Maltz founded his broadcasting company, Malrite Communications Group, in 1956. And he did it with a $6,000 loan from Mrs. Maltz, who had saved the money from her salary as a teacher. He owes me interest,Ž she says, laugh-ing. But their work „ and that loan „ have paid off. On Feb. 9, the couple will receive Muse Awards as outstanding civic leaders from the Palm Beach County Cultural Council for their work that led to the creation of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, as well as museums in Wash-ington, D.C., and their home state of Ohio. Last month, the Maltzes announced a $7 million, 3-to-1 challenge grant to secure a $10 million endowment for the theater, which was named the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in their honor in 2003. Mr. and Mrs. Maltz recently talked about their work and about the cam-paign to secure the Maltz Jupiter The-atres future, during lunch at the Jupi-ter Beach Resort. Here are their thoughts:How does it feel to finally go forward with this endowment cam-paign? Tamar Maltz: It just feels good. Milton Maltz: Ive always had an old saying that if you think it and do it, it will happen. And I never had any doubts that this theater had the strength, the power, the innovation, the creativity, the entertainment value that, put in the hands of the right people, would make it a major contributor to the culture of this community. And lets not kid ourselves. We have that staff today. I think theyre one of the finest theatrical staffs weve ever seen, and Im on the board of the Cleveland Play House, which is a fine theater, but I think we are outstanding. Also, we have an outstanding board of directors, so I look at the board as partners to the staff, and hopefully, the staff realizes were their partners as well because it takes two to tango. TM: But do you remember the beginnings? MM: Humble beginnings. TM: I remember sitting in a theater seat and watching a play and cringing. Those were the first years. MM: But the important thing was, we recognized not just good theater, but we recognized bad theater. TM: Its not difficult. Then I understand some subscribers have been with us from the beginning, which is amaz-ing. MM: It didnt happen overnight. After all, it takes nine months of gesta-tion to create a baby. Here, it took nine years to create our baby. The creation of that baby, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, began a decade ago. Mr. Maltz sold his television stations in 1998 and retired, but never stopped working. Over the past decade, he has been instrumental in bringing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Cleveland, founded the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beach-wood, Ohio. Changes in the world of broadcasting inspired him to sell his company. MM: I loved broadcasting „ spent over 50 years in broadcasting, but I knew it was time to go because I saw television diminished in terms of its ability to reach the American public. When you have hundreds of channels bifurcating the audiences, its not the same as when you had three or four stations in our market. So I had to sub-stitute my emotions and feelings for my intellect, and I knew it was time to say sayonara. And I was concerned because I knew we needed to do things, to accomplish things. The first exposure we had outside of broadcasting was the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But that was tied in to broadcasting because for eight years we were No. 1 in New York with Z100, so we had a lot of relationships with the people in the record industry, and there were many of those folks from New York who did not want to see Cleveland get the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. When it came to a vote, because the board was half-Cleveland, half-New York, Cleveland got it by one vote, and I remember a friend called me and he said, Its going to be Cleveland by one.Ž It all has been part of that citys rebirth, where Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center is being built as a complement to the Cleveland Clinic. Mrs. Maltz, who worked as a teacher and taught Hebrew at the Sie-gal College of Judaic Studies and the Fairmount Temple Hebrew Schools, was a financial supporter of the reno-vation of the Cleveland Orchestras Severance Hall, and beams as she describes how the citys Museum of Art has nearly doubled in size. She has been passionate in her support of the Planned Life Assistance Network, for which she won a Trailblazer of the YearŽ award in 1994, and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. In 2002, she and her husband gave $1 million to build a 500-seat audito-rium in what has become The Lifelong Learning Societys Tamar and Milton Maltz Center for Education at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter. In 2010, they offered a $12 million challenge grant to transform a 2,500-seat synagogue near Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland into a performing arts space. One of their pet projects is an interactive exhibition at the Museum of Art in which participants can become part of a work of art, and maybe gain understanding of what the artist was thinking. Education also has been a key component of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, where the Conservatory of Performing Arts offers classes in musical theater, dance, acting and voice to students of all ages. The Maltzes, who have two sons and a daughter, seem to take a special delight in seeing youngsters onstage. TM: Its a thrill to see them perform. 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A8 NEWS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY MALTZFrom page A7 RACHEL HICKEY / FLORIDA WEEKLY Tamar and Milton Maltz stand in the lobby of the theater named for them, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. It opened in 2004. Mr. Maltz also is on the board of the Cleveland Play House. later, after some classes there, theyre ou t ther e belting out a song and doing some fantastic dance steps. It really makes a difference in these childrens lives. MM: And theyre learning to be part of a team. Many of them were kind of loners before, and all of a sud-den, theyre part of something and you can see them find their own identity. Its a wonderful experience, and it transcends just the art of acting and performing because it has a personal impact on their lives. Mr. Maltz laments the rise of technology, pointing at an iPhone as the culprit and saying, This little machine that youve got there, and the other machines with Twitter and Facebook and the interactive material going over the top and kids are walking across the street texting and theyre spending all their time with technology and theyre losing the ability to interact on a human scale.Ž That is part of what inspires his support of live theater. MM: Theater is life. Its alive. The performers onstage can feel the response of the audience. The audi-ence reacts to human beings on a stage, not to a piece of equipment. Thats why to me live theater transcends the other world of technology. How do you replace humanity with a machine? Maybe someday they will, but not in my lifetime. It was with that in mind that the Maltzes began to back the formation of the Jupiter Theatre in the former Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre space. The theater opened in 2004 to mixed reviews. Then in 2005, the theater hired Andrew Kato as artistic director. Mr. Kato had worked as a waiter at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre. By this time, he was working in New York, and the Maltzes were hearing good things about a local boy who was doing good things in the big city. Since he came on board in 2005, the theater has received accolades and awards from a variety of sources, and has gained national attention. It nurtured the musical Academy,Ž which won a slew of awards at the 2009 New York Musi-cal Theatre Festival before going on to performances in South Korea, then coming back to Jupiter for its world premiere. It since has been performed in Atlanta, and the show Fanny Brice: The Real Funny Girl,Ž which had its premiere at the Maltz in 2009, is head-ed to Sarasotas Asolo Theatre, where as Fanny Brice, Americas Funny Girl,Ž it will be performed in May. Mr. Kato also will receive a Muse Award, the Councils Choice Award. MM: When you look at Andrew, who started off working at this theater as a waiter, he always wanted to go beyond being a waiter. He loved the-ater and was exposed to theater there as a youngster, and he made his way ultimately to New York. How lucky we are to bring him back home, because his home is Tequesta. He was born and raised here, so this is more than just another place on a map; its home. His mother lives here. We must have interviewed about 20 appli-cants. We heard about Andrew, and we went to New York to meet him. We took a suite at the Sherry Netherland Hotel. Within 15 minutes, we knew he was the guy. But television was what brought the Maltzes to Palm Beach County, not theater. Mr. Maltz founded WFLX-Channel 29 in 1980. The station was the result of a Sunday morning brainstorm by Mr. Maltz. MM: That story is interesting. Sunday mornings, Tamar tends to sleep a little later than I do. We had a very nice (home with a sunroom in Shaker Heights, Ohio). In the spring and sum-mer, I would go down there and think. And then I thought about this market. Wed come down here periodically, but never contemplated spending any time here, and I decided to look at the chan-nels that were available. I saw Channel 5 and Channel 12. I said, Two stations in West Palm? That doesnt make any sense. There was another station in Fort Pierce. So I got all my engineering books out. I do allocations work, I never took engineering in school, just allocations, and I began to put down all the fre-quencies and all the patterns of the sig-nals and theres this big hole. Theres a channel to be had here. Impossible. So I call our engineering consultant in Washington the following morning and he said, Not likely. I said, Check it out, will you?He calls me back within the hour and says, Youre right. You can plug in a station there. I said to Tamar, Come up with a set of call letters. Were going to play a lot of movies. There was no network there available „ Fox did not exist. So she said, Youre going to have films, lets call it Flicks. Thats how Flicks, WFLX, came into being. That was the name. Now I had to get a license. So we file for the license, and our attorneys tell us we were going to be cross-filed by a dozen applicants, which they were allowed to do. Within 90 days we had the license „ nobody cross-filed. And there was a TV station born in a sunroom in Shaker Heights, Ohio. TM: This was a very sleepy little town. That television station inspired the Maltzes to buy a condominium on Singer Island. They now have a home in Palm Beach Gardens, and spend a few weeks each month in Florida dur-ing winter. It also inspired them to be involved in the community here. After all, its a nice place, this area by the sea. And three decades later, they note, its not so sleepy. Q


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He was trying to figure it all out, to come up with answers, but this stupid holiday was intervening and putting more pres-sure on him to define where they were. We ladies know theres a conversation that pops up regularly in locker rooms, clubs and offices throughout the country. Men bemoaning the pressures they endure with expectations to come through for their sweetheartsŽ in cre-ative, spectacular-enough ways. Oh, we know all the gripes: I can never get it right.Ž She complains the chocolates will kill her diet. If I choose an outfit from Victorias Secret, she says I bought it for MY enjoyment, not hers.Ž I tried sending flowers to surprise her at the office, and then I heard that her co-workers husband sent a more elaborate arrangement.Ž I bought her an expensive piece of jewelry and she complained I overpaid, and it wasnt what she really had her eye on.Ž Why should I bother, if I wont please her anyway?Ž Gentlemen, we know its the time of year that causes even the smoothest, most easygoing men to hyperventilate and sweat. Why do so many of you resent the day thats been allocated to express feelings to your sweethearts? Understandably, most people balk at being told what to do and when to do it, especially when it comes to romance. And unless you are in that small group of romantically challenged individu-als, once left to your devices, you are clever enough on your own to come up with sentimental gestures. So, we get it! You like the freedom and comfort to do things on your own terms. So, ladies, maybe we should ask ourselves if we are really so difficult? Do we get caught up in the hype, set-ting impossibly high standards that are bound to leave us disappointed? Do we become demanding or unreasonable? Actually, I dont think thats the case, at all. Most of us just like to know that the special person in our lives appreciates who we are and is motivated to come through for us in important ways. If we fall into the trap of becoming competitive and comparing ourselves to our friends, we are bound to be disappointed. As we all know, love is not measured by the dollars spent. But some of us do get caught up in believing that others will evaluate our relation-ship by the outward display of gifts. Many of us are not careful about the way we express our disappointment. We may read way too much into what our partners do, or dont do, misin-terpreting these gestures as definitive statements about how important we are. To protect ourselves from feeling vulnerable, we may criticize or attack. Sometimes, when a relationship is in an uncertain place, there may be some anxiety about the significance of the gift, or the words expressed in the card. Will we disappoint a loved one because we havent come through in an impor-tant enough way? If our partner has seemed preoccupied or aloof, there may be discomfort about putting sentiments into words that may keep us feeling needy and exposed. If you are in a fairly new relationship, you may worry that overdoing Valen-tines Day may send the wrong message. You may hesitate to elevate things to a stage you are not quite ready to enter. If you have been involved with a per-son, you may feel expected to express feelings and a commitment that does not yet feel comfortable. And, you may worry that if you dont do enough you may sabotage a relationship. Of course, for all of us, there have been times when we arent satisfied with the state of our romantic lives. In these instances, Valentines Day becomes an offensive reminder of all thats lacking. Lonely singles often curse the day that accentuates their frustrations, count-ing the hours until Feb. 15. Those who have lost a partner may acutely feel the pain of their loss. And, sometimes, the loneliest of all are those in committed relationships that are faltering or in conflict. There may be ways to take the edge off this holiday by having a candid discussion with your loved one before-hand. Discussing how to make the day meaningful and asking for feedback may head off misunderstandings. You may, in fact, discover that your loved one is not counting on expensive bau-bles or lavish dinners. Together, you may come up with sentimental ways of celebrating your bond that will speak volumes, without the costly price tag and pressures.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 stress about Valentine’s Day, just talk to your sweetheart t linda


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 A11CPR technology plus experienced cardiac teams equals a lifesaver mike COWLINGCEO, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is something everyone knows about, but not everyone knows how to do. And they should. As an emergency room physician, I see CPR save lives nearly every single day,Ž said Dr. Scott McFarland, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Emer-gency Department director. Its impor-tant for our community to be armed with the knowledge and skills to per-form CPR, because you never know when you might need to use it. One case in particular, Michelles Story, is a remarkable example.Ž On the night of July 12, 2011, Michelle, a 32-year-old wife and mother of two and her husband, Erik, kissed their chil-dren good night and went to sleep. Then, something out of the ordinary happened: Erik suddenly woke with a sense that something was wrong. He reached over, turned on a light, and nudged his wife „ no response, with no rising and falling of the chest and no sign of life. Erik rushed to call 911 and tried to stay calm. Instantly I knew something was not right,Ž Erik would later say. She wasnt breathing.Ž Knowing that every second counts, Erik took things into his own hands. Having taken a CPR class in college, he remembered the basic steps: push down in the center of the chest two inches, faster than once per second, at least one hundred times each minute. Tilt the head back, pinch the nose, and give two breathsƒ Erik performed CPR for six minutes until Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue arrived at Erik and Michelles home. He turned the CPR over to the paramedics who were already communicating to the cardiac and emergency teams at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center about Michelle. Within minutes, she was on her way to life-saving care at the hos-pital, which has a long-standing history specializing in cardiac care. Eriks CPR skills kept Michelle hanging on, but once she arrived at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, her survival depended on a team of doc-tors, specialists, nurses and some state-of-the-art cardiac technology. First, Michelle was quickly treated with an induced hypothermic coma, which sim-ply involves a cooling vest that low-ers body temperature. After suffering a cardiac arrhythmia (an irregular heart beat), Michelles actual diagnosis, the induced hypothermic coma prevented brain or organ damage. Next, doctors had to make a critical decision for her course of treatment, and they deter-mined Michelle was a perfect candidate for the Impella Pump. The Impella Pump is a very tiny heart pumpŽ that decreases stress, improves blood flow, and artificially performs the hearts own work. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in the county that uses the Impella Pump. This technol-ogy, combined with the skilled doctors and a husband who knew CPR, are the reasons that Michelle is alive and well today. This story is a true motivation to learn CPR and also learn about what technology is available today that can significantly increase a patients chanc-es of surviving a heart attack or arrhyth-mia, like the Impella Pump,Ž said Dr. McFarland. According to the American Heart Association, 70 percent of Americans may feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they either do not know how to administer CPR or their training has significantly lapsed. If you feel like this statistic hit home, youre right: since 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur in the home, the life you could save with CPR is likely to be someone you love, just like Erik. If CPR is performed effectively and immediately after a sudden cardiac arrest, a victims chance of survival can double or triple. 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Feb. 14 is definitely not a day for lovers, husbands and wives, or those in the early stages of dating, to be talking about money issues. Although you shouldnt talk about these matters, I can write about the inter-twining of money and love „ just dont bring up the topic on Valentines Day. In past years, the valentines version of this column has answered dating ques-tions laced with financial issues and has covered the importance of being able to openly talk about money with ones sig-nificant other. Why? Money, not sexual infidelity, is the number one reason for divorce. I would assume its also the number one reason behind terminated engagements and dat-ing relationships. The traditional money relationship between a man and woman (where the man was the sole bread winner and called the shots) was long ago supplanted by the model of women working and being part and parcel in decision making. There are relationships where the woman is the key or sole breadwinner, and the man is caring for children. The male as provider and protector is more often seen in modi-fied form, and that is not to suggest that the old version of relationships is better than the new, or that one is right and another is wrong. Its just how things are these days. The current state of things makes it so very confusing for most who are dat-ing. In a womans mind, questions asked might be: ŽDoes he pay for everything? Does he pay for the big things? Do I start to pay if engaged? Do we create a kittyŽ for dating expenses if engaged? Maybe I should give him some big presents? Is his paying for everything a burden to him?Ž Somewhat funny is that I, a 59-yearold, find myself talking to my 21-year-old daughter and son about these issues. Least to say, my old-fashioned ways seem so very odd to the younger culture. Here are some thoughts and suggestions. If money is the number one reason for divorce, and you are thinking of get-ting married, you both might want to do a trial (money) run before being married. The trial run does not necessarily require that you live together. You might want to agree on some amount of money that each would put into a kitty and then both of you would have to agree on how it was to be spent. Create some rules, some goals, some discussions, as inevitably problems will arise. Not only do you want to know if there is commonality in thinking but whether you can work through money differences. It might be a real eye opener „ some will allocate all available bucks to sports but some might be dedicated to a large wardrobe. Some will sit in church, mosque or synagogue pew and pass the bucket and others will be busy writing the checks to place in the tin. What type of groceries? Generics, of course. Or will it be the highest quality brand names and organic produce? What shall it be: dollars in the bank or long-term invest-ments? While one is tinkering with do it yourselfŽ repairs, another will be on the phone with a high-end decorator who charges $20,000 per room. Its better to find these things out before the altar. For the younger couple, some of these issues will not be so important and the somedayŽ expenditures are out of imme-diate reach. But for middle-aged or senior couples (those generally with more dis-cretionary income), these issues are very real. Beyond that, lifestyles, behaviors, standards of living become increasingly entrenched. Even if they wanted to be dif-ferent they cant, but some can disguise it for a few months. Now wouldnt all this be so incredibly obvious to a couple? Realistically, no. When Cupid strikes, both are swooning in love and ever so convinced that money issues are too base for discussion, unnecessary, or small mattersŽ resolved with ease after the wedding. Wait until they find out the truth. Talking about money sounds crass, but when is the right time? (Remember, Valentines Day is not the right time.) Nevertheless, find a time to have the talk. It does seem a bit tawdry to be talking about money this way. I really never heard my parents (who were forever deeply in love) raise the topic. They were both Depression-era children and both left executive positions (yes, my mother also) to serve in the armed forces during WWII. They were just so very apprecia-tive of each other and to be alive. Money was relatively unimportant in their rela-tionship. I can still hear my father saying, Jeannette, it is only money.Ž I am sure that weeks of non-stop bombings while reading radar on the Hornet molded my fathers thinking. But back to todays world, where making a living is a different matter than in my parents time: It is harder and harder to maintain a middle-class existence and for lower-income earners to rise above subsistence levels. So money really is not only money.Ž Still, my father understood its place. Even for this commodities broker, it would be worth more than the best investment portfolio just to be able to hear him say those words again or to watch him with my mother. And so, as we navigate the tricky intersection of love and money, its important to remember which of those two is really the most valuable.Happy Valentines Day to all my readers! Q „ Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 239-571-8896. For midweek commentaries, write to showalter@wwfsystems. com. MONEY & INVESTINGThinking about money on Valentine’s Day t t a t s i jeannette SHOWALTER CFA showalter@ww fsyst BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESS INDUSTRY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2011 A19 Papa Chiropractic in Jupiter brings oscillation therapy to its patients to aid in a wide range of physical ailments. Soft Tissue Oscillation Therapy is an applica-tion of an electrostatic field. The therapy is beneficial for pain control and stimula-tion of circulation. Very few places have this kind of therapy,Ž said Dr. Michael Papa, in a prepared statement. We are one of the only ones in Jupiter and plan to add one at our other locations eventually.Ž The electrical field produces a relaxation of smooth muscle in vessels, resulting in greater lumen diameter and aids with muscle spasms. This deeply pen-etrating vibration relaxes tight tissue. Louise Vernaglia, a physical therapist for 38 years who works with Dr. Papa, rec-ommends oscillation therapy from first-hand experience. A breast cancer survivor, Mrs. Vernaglia uses Soft Tissue Oscillation Therapy as part of her recovery. Two weeks after undergoing a lumpectomy, Mrs. Vernaglia started treatment with Dr. Papa. In December 2011, she began chemotherapy, just two months after her surgery. As of today, I have full range of motion of my shoulder, there is a tremendous reduction of swelling, and Im in less pain,Ž Mrs. Vernaglia said. This is just from two to three 10-minute treat-ments a week.Ž Soft Tissue Oscillation Therapy aids in the recovery of several conditions including joint replace-ment, arthroscopic surgery, sprains, tendonitis, fibromyalgia and most sports injuries. Papa Chiropractic and Physical Therapy is a state-of-the-art chi-ropractic physical therapy facility. The practice, specializing in auto accidents and athletic injuries, treats patients six days a week. Q Papa Chiropractic adds Soft Tissue Oscillation Therapy at Jupiter locationSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Executives Association of the Palm Beaches has announced its offi-cers and directors for the six-month term of January 2012-June 2012. Those serving as officers are Jason Lovelady, president, Carpenters Roofing & Sheet Metal; Dwight Saxon, vice president/president elect, Saxon Archives; and Chuck Walker, secretary/treasurer, Cli-mate Control Services. Directors are immediate past president Tim Carroll, Mavidon Medical Products; additional past president Paul Twitty, Leo A. Daly; Tim Gaskill, DeSantis Gaskill Smith Shenk-man; Gary Hennings, The Weitz Company; Bruce Loren, Bruce Loren & Associ-ates; Melissa Nash, Accounts Receivable Inc.; Sean Rooney, Link Staffing Ser-vices; and Justin Walsh, Jack Walsh Carpets & Rugs Inc. The Executives Association of the Palm Beaches, founded in 1987, is a network of the areas top business lead-ers, and is a member of a nationwide network of similar associations whose beginnings date back to the 1920s. Each member is committed to helping other member firms increase their busi-ness by providing leads and referrals or with direct business. In addition, they receive from fellow members personal and immediate attention to needs and requests. Member firms represent an exclusive business classification, based on their main products or services, with which no other member can compete. The firm must have been operating for a minimum of three years, be a leader in its field with unquestionable credentials and have a solid reputation for quality and high business ethics. Each member firm is represented by its owner, CEO, or, if headquartered out-side the Palm Beach market, a key man-ager or other executive decision maker. The association meets every Tuesday morning at 7:15 a.m. at Bear Lakes Country Club. Guests must be pre-approved by calling 802-4310. Q Executives’ Association announces officers, directors SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYLOVELADY


A20 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY1. Lisa Lamblca and Keith Felberg2. Sherra Sewell and Terry Geariny3. Gail McCormack and Barb Kozlow4. Sue Tomlinson, Jason Stanckiewitz and Deborah Beetson5. Peter Gates, Gillis Melancon and John Banister 1 North Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce “2012 State of the County Breakfast” at Gardens Marriott NETWORKING 23 45 RACHEL HICKEY/FLORIDA WEEKLY

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The idea of cards and gifts has continued, and collectors search for all types of valentines of the past „ every-thing from pasted-together lacy cards and mechanicalŽ cards that pop open into a 3-D display, to very modern talk-ing cards. Sometimes collectors think any picture or figure with a romantic message is an old valentine. One of the most famous of these is the sailors valentine.Ž It usually is an octagonal wooden box that holds a picture made of seashells placed in a geometric pattern. Often the design included sentimental words like Love the GiverŽ or Forget Me Not.Ž For many years, collectors thought these boxes were made by sailors on long voyages as gifts for a girlfriend or mother. They were considered nautical folk art in a category with carved whales teeth and other scrimshaw. They were expensive, selling for about $200 to $500. In the 1970s, a sailors valentine was discov-ered that had a label on the back: B.H. Belgrave, Dealer in Marine Specimens ... Bridgetown, Barbados.Ž There was even a crushed Barbados newspaper under the shells. Further research showed that the shells were from local waters and some of the boxes had slogans that were not romantic. It was determined that the boxes were sold to sailors who vis-ited Barbados and took them home as souvenirs. The name sailors valentineŽ continues to be used, though, and folk art collectors still pay high prices for old examples. San Rafael Auction Gal-lery in California sold a 19th-century example in 2011 for $1,800. It had a heart in the center formed by shells. Cop-ies of these shell pictures made today sell for $500 to $2,500. There are also companies that sell the shells, boxes and other parts needed to make your own new sailors valentine. Q: I have an old fireplace screen from the P.B.M. Co.Ž in Hoboken, N.J. Its a lovely piece, wood-framed and with a laminate finish. Can you tell me anything about this? A: The initials on your fireplace screen probably are F.B.M. Co.,Ž which refer to the Ferguson Brothers Manufac-turing Co. The company was in business from 1898 to 1953, when it was bought by Sun-Glo Industries and moved to Vir-ginia. Ferguson Brothers made inexpensive furniture, including folding screens, folding tables and chairs, cellarettes, magazine racks, smoking stands and furniture novelties.Ž Unless they date from the 1700s or 1800s, fire screens sell for $100 to $150. Q: I found two prints that are signed by Lionel Barrymore. They are on gold foil paper. One is titled Purdys BasinŽ and the other, Point Pleasant.Ž I knew him as an actor and Im curious about his other artistic talent. Can you tell me some-thing about these prints? A: Lionel Barrymore (1878-1954) began his career on stage in the 1890s. He is a member of the Barrymore family of actors, brother of Ethel and John and great uncle of Drew Barrymore. The family surname actually is Blythe. The first member to appear on stage, Herbert Arthur Cham-berlayne Blythe, took the stage name Mau-rice Barrymore so that he wouldnt embar-rass his family by being an actor. In 1906 Lionel Barrymore moved to Paris to study painting. He returned to the United States a few years later and appeared in his first movie in 1911. He continued to do etchings and paintings and also composed music and wrote a novel. After he died, prints of some of his etchings were made. Prints on gold or silver foil were made after his death. Your prints are worth about $25 each. Q: For about 45 years, my family has owned a gold-painted vase stamped Dixon Art Studios, 22 Kt Gold.Ž The vase is 22 inches tall and 5 inches in diameter. The gold appears to be lay-ered with liquid droplets. Please tell us something about its history and value. A: Your vase is decorated in a style called weeping gold.Ž Any piece marked Dixon Art StudiosŽ was made at Bel Terr China Inc., in East Palestine, Ohio. Bel Terr was founded in 1961 by Belden Ham and his wife, Terry Ham (the companys name is a combination of their names). Most Bel Terr pottery is marked with the corporate name, but, like Dixon and an early line marked Good Earth Pottery,Ž are not. Dixon Art pieces generally sell for under $100. Tip: Treat your tables to custommade glass tops. They will save the finish. 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 Sailor’s valentines actually travel souvenirs s n t i h n c terry SKINNER, INC./COURTESY PHOTO This 15-inch sailor’s valentine was made from hundreds of small shells. It dates from the 19th century and sold for $1,800 at a November 2011 sale at San Rafael Auction Gallery in San Rafael, Calif.


A22 BUSINESS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYNorthern Palm Beach Chamber hYPe group/Heart Association Heart Ball kick-off at Cabo FlatsNETWORKING 1. Megan Veckman, Tanya Kekki and Ashley Gordon2. Kathleen Duffy, Amelia Pimentel and Tess Lozano3. Stephanie Mitrione, Ryan Dinsdale and Tim Lyons4. Kimberly Gray and Raquel Morales 5. Jennifer Lieber and Klif Gebring6. Rebecca Andrews and Sara Mallon 7. Mackenzie Wald and Anissa Merced8. Tom Crawford and Jason StanckiewitzRACHEL HICKEY/FLORIDA WEEKLY 12 4 3 5 78 6


A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 A23 PALM BEACH GARDENS FLORIDA WEEKLY A private oasis of serene luxury and sophistication describes the Ritz Carlton Residences, Singer Island, Palm Beach. Perfectly situated on 8.8 acres along the pristine waters of the Palm Beach coastline, the Ritz is one of six unique, stand-alone Ritz-Carlton Residences in the world. Rising 27 stories and offering panoramic ocean views, the twin towers offer residents unparal-leled services and attention to detail with amenities that include a fitness center with sauna, private meeting room, cinema-style theater and a social room with a catering kitchen and billiards. The services available to residents include a 24-hour gatehouse, valet parking and dedicated con-cierge. The featured property is a three-bedroom, 3-bath luxury residence that has been completely finished and professionally furnished. Enter this 2,600-plus-square-foot 11th floor residence from the elevator directly into a private foyer. The gourmet kitchen features Italian cabinetry, granite counters and high-end appliances. Dine with the oceanfront in the background. The great room is spacious with a formal living area and a separate sitting area perfect for entertaining. Glass railings on the balconies allow for expansive Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views. Ocean views from the master suite are second to none. Equally stunning Intracoastal Waterway views are featured from the guest suites and separate guest baths. This residence is avail-able fully furnished, turnkey. The Walker Real Estate Group specializes in selling and leasing at The Ritz-Carlton Residences. For more information, contact Jeannie Walker at 561-889-6734 or e-mail Q The Ritz: Awaken to breathtaking water viewsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


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A26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYwhoever buys this place, at 365 S. Beach Road, will never have to worry about someone building a McMan-sion to ruin the view. The home is grandfatheredŽ in: no new construc-tion allowed along the beach in either direction. And the best part, aside from the solid construction? It will be sold for the highest and best offer over $3.5 mil-lion thats accepted before Valentines Day. That minimum price has sunk like a shipwreck since the home went on the market for the first time in almost 50 years back in January 2009, when it was listed at $7.9 million; the price was cut to $4.95 million in September 2010. Says the current owner, Joseph A. McChristian Jr., Itd be a fabulous Val-entines Day present for somebody.Ž If lovebirds didnt alight in this beautiful beach house, however, it would be the perfect place for a big family. Mr. McChristian concedes: The house needs a family to really bring it to life.Ž And he would love to see that happen, because hes ready to leave Bare-foot House behind „ thus the fire-sale offer. Mr. McChristian represents the tail end of three generations whose gatherings over half a century made Barefoot House sing with laughter. He is the last in a line of military families who have called the place home, thanks to the foresight of a fore-bear whom President Harry Truman once called the greatest general we have ever had.Ž Mr. McChristian bought the estate in August 2006 through a rather compli-cated, internal family transaction.Ž He actually consolidated ownership in his own name by buying out other family members interests and has been living in it full-time since then. The offering price of $3.5 million would be a bargain, though; estimates the parcels value at $4.2 mil-lion. In November 2008, according to McChristian, the property was appraised at $7.8 million. The home had been handed down in 1971 to his parents, Maj. Gen. Joseph A. and Dempsie McChristian, by his grandparents, Gen. James A. and Mrs. Van Fleet. It served as a family beach house over half a century, and Joe Jr. has been visiting or staying at the home off and on during that whole stretch. Mr. McChristian related the history of how his grandfather amassed the land surrounding the house: When President Truman relieved General Douglas MacArthur, my grandfather was sent to Korea to take command of the U.S. Eighth Army from the spring of 51 until the Korean War was over in 53. During that time, my grandmother rented a home on Jupiter Island and fell in love with the area. When my grandfather returned from the war, she persuaded him to buy a home here on the island. The first property they bought in the mid-1950s had been known as the Gordon Estate. The land went from the ocean on the east, across the island and across the Intracoastal Waterway to U.S. Highway 1. Altogether, there must have been about 15 acres. The main house was built originally back in the 1890s. It is an Old Florida house, with three full stories and a full attic above that, 10 bedrooms, seven with balco-nies looking out over different parts of the gardens, and it was the place where a famous Broadway actor named Joe Jefferson spent a lot of his time. It was owned by a member of his family. Joe Jefferson was famous back in those years for his role on stage as Rip Van Winkle. The Barefoot House was not part of the Gordon Estate in the 1950s. Grand-father bought it separately in 1960, and it became the familys beach house from then on.Ž Tax records are unclear on exactly when the house was first constructed, Mr. McChristian says. We have never found any official records of exactly when the house was built. The Martin County Property Appraisers Office estimated 1945, but Ive never seen any documentation to back that up. I had heard growing up that the house had been built as a wedding present for the daughter of the family that owned the main house on the estate back in the 1930s. Our best guess is that the Bare-foot House was built in the 1930s.ŽDeep roots in Florida His family has deep roots in the area on both his parents sides. The family had a cattle ranch over in Polk County, and citrus groves there, where my grandfathers father, William Van Fleet, pioneered Central Florida back in the 1870s. He built a log cabin in Polk County ƒ and with a partner, Alfred Parslow, built the first railroad across Central Florida and became the first president of what was then called the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Railway. The familys been here in Florida on my mothers side since the 1870s; on my fathers side, they moved to Miami Beach in late 1918, and the population of all of Miami Beach was less than 300 people.Ž His mother, Dempsie (Van Fleet) McChristian, is 93. His father, Maj. Gen. Joseph A. McChristian, died in 2005. He and Mother were still living here at that time,Ž Mr. McChristian says, and my mother continued to live in the house for a while, but it wasnt until 2006 that she decided there were so many memories, she really wanted to settle somewhere else, and thats when I consolidated ownership of the house in my name.Ž Mr. McChristian has made some improvements to the beach house over the past six years „ he replaced the roof in 2006 with cedar shake, and three new air-conditioning systems were installed in November that year, with 10 tons of cooling capacity and seven separately controlled zones. But he was working on a solid frame. With swaying palm trees flanking the backyard vista of the wide Atlan-tic and a 337-foot private beach, the meticulously preserved, two-story, 3,665-square-foot home has five bed-rooms, five-and-a-half baths, two separate guest suites and a framework nearly as hard as steel. It was built to last and to survive tropical weather, with a frame of Dade County heart pine, which becomes extremely hard because of the dense sap content. The same wood was used for flooring throughout most of the ground floor and the whole second floor; the liv-ing and dining rooms and pantry have their original oak floors. Walls, ceilings, doors and windows throughout are made of old Florida cypress. The home has a complete set of aluminum hurricane shutters for all its openings that can easily be installed. A centrally monitored alarm system protects against intruders, and a new, hurricane-rated, automatic door was recently put on the two-car garage.Sea turtle nesting spotDuring summer, the beach frontage is one of the prime nesting spots in the world for endangered loggerhead, leatherback and green sea turtles. The nearest neighbors are far enough away that bathing in the pool or ocean au naturel would be tempting. The closest house on the beach to the south is about 200 yards away, and it is more than a half-mile to the nearest home on the beach to the north. Clos-est public beach access is about 4 miles in each direction. According to offering agent Ken Meierling of Engel & Vlkers Jupiter Real Estate, theres been a lot of interest in the house. For the seller, having owned the property for a few generations, I think it was difficult for him to part with it. But now he says, Im emotionally removed; Ive decided to sell it, and Im going to go through the process now. Im ready.Ž Mr. Meierling gushes over the parcel, and not just because hes trying to move it: Its a gorgeous, gorgeous property on the beach, its really magi-cal.ŽThe origins of the nameTheres an interesting story about how the nickname Barefoot HouseŽ came to stick. Back around the time that Mr. McChristians father was given the house, in about 1970, the general was assigned to Army intelligence in Washington, and foreign defense atta-chs were accredited through his office and often given tours of U.S. military installations. On one of those trips, his father arranged for a day at the Jupiter Island beach house to wind down a nation-wide tour by a large group of those foreign diplomats. Mr. McChristian relates: Mother had come down from Washington a few days early to open the house up and get it ready to receive everyone. And all these diplomats had always seen her at diplomatic functions in Washington, dressed elegantly, but when she met them here at the house, shed put on a plain cotton house dress, she put her hair in pigtails, and she was standing at the front door barefoot, wanting to welcome everyone, make them feel relaxed and go down on the beach and have a completely relaxing and enjoyable day. And as some of them came through the front door, they didnt recognize my mother. Some of them thought that she was the housekeeper, and they were asking where Mrs. McChristian was. After they realized who she was, that she was the hostess „ and with her standing there barefoot and so relaxed, it just broke the ice, it made everyone relax and start having a good time. It had such a wonderful effect of putting people at ease and enjoying the comfort and the informality of this cor-ner of paradise on the beach, Mother decided, Well, we should call it the Barefoot House!Ž Mr. McChristian has a son and daughter and a few grandchildren who used to visit often when they lived in Florida. Now, though, his son is in Ten-nessee and his daughter in Los Ange-les. When they were all close by and other family were here, the house came alive. Its the type of house that when the kids are in the pool or down on the beach fishing or playing games, and ƒ theres plenty of room in the house for people to do different things simulta-neously. It was fabulous. But now, with some grown and moved on and my children in other parts of the country, Im living here as a bachelor.Ž I could not have picked a worse time in our economy or in the real-estate market to try and sell the house. And yet there are other events in life that guide where you go and when you do it, and its time I move on to some other things that I want to take care of, and I cant as long as I am staying here and looking after the house. About a month and a half ago, I thought I had it sold. As we were in the midst of negotiating with the buyer, the terms of it were being worked out, and unfortunately the buyers wife became ill ƒ and he had to withdraw from the negotiations. I had already planned on moving, so I told my broker, Ken Mei-erling: Lets move it. What do we have to do to move it quickly? So the price basically dropped from $5 million to best offer over $3.5 million, and I said, by Valentines Day.Ž Mr. Meierling said at press time that several interested parties had made inquiries, but there were no offers. The deadline was the end of the day Feb. 14. Q For more information, contact Ken Meierling of Engel & Vlkers Jupiter Real Estate at 602-4333 or 744-8488, or at page A1 COURTESY PHOTO ABOVE: The Barefoot House is built of Dade County heart pine and paneled in cypress.LEFT: Palm trees flank the back-yard vista of the Atlantic and a 337-foot private beach.


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FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B1 SocietySee who’s out and about in Palm Beach County. B10-11, 16-18 XMad about youThe worst rage usually happens when we’re mad at ourselves. B2 X INSIDE Eat-in kitchenThe new Chef’s Table at Ibis Country Club is wonderful and popular. B19 XBe afraid “Woman in Black” doesn’t have much substance, but you will scream. B9X WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 GeorgemeetsGeorges72-year-old icon — who still likes challenges — stars in “La Cage aux Folles.” Its a long way from Palm Beach to Saint-Tropez, but George Hamilton likes a challenge. And what better challenge can a 72-year-old icon have than as a gay club owner? George, meet Georges.Thats his character in the touring production of La Cage aux Folles,Ž which plays Feb. 14-19 at the Kravis Center. For me, I wanted to do something that was challenging and not just a show or an old saw, which I could do,Ž the actor says by phone from a tour stop in Washington, D.C. Mr. Hamilton began his career onstage back in the 1950s, and he came of age in Palm Beach. The town of Palm Beach is very much the same that I remembered when I was a kid,Ž he says. I went to lie down on the beach and fell asleep, then woke up and thought, Am I 18? And I thought, My God, I dont feel any different than when I was 18 lying on the beach in front of my house on Ocean Boulevard.Ž Well, almost.Then I drive across the bridge and while theyre BY SCOTT COURTESY PHOTO Christopher Sieber and George Hamilton star in “La Cage aux Folles.” It will be performedFeb. 14-19, at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Tickets: $25 and up; 832-7469 or SEE HAMILTON, B4 X The Choral Society of the Palm Beaches is celebrating its 50th season. Fifty years is a long time for any organization to survive,Ž said Terry Hork, a soprano and society board member. So we must be doing some-thing right.Ž The society has been contributing live music entertainment in the Palm Beaches since 1962. The group is made up of 70 volunteer singers from Palm Beach and Martin counties. The soci-ety performs three major concerts each year. This month there are performances Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Borland Center Theatre at Midtown and Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. at the Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning Society Auditorium, on the Jupiter Campus. Both concerts will feature Broadway singer and stage actress Lisa Vroman, who will perform selections from Brigadoon,Ž Guys and DollsŽ and Les Miserables.Ž Ms. Vroman, who for several years stared as Christine Daae in the Broadway musical The Phan-tom of the Opera,Ž will tell the audi-ence some insider stories about her experience playing the role. Following its annual tradition, the society will host a concert in April, which will feature a look back at the groups concerts of the last half-centu-ry. S. Mark Aliapoulios, artistic director, said that over the past eight years the society has provided its audiences with high-quality concerts from GloriaŽ by Antonio Vivaldi to MessiahŽ by George Frideric Handel. It is my hope to continue the new interest and excitement in both our growing membership and audience base by providing high quality concerts of many styles and genres of music that will not only educate and entertain, but keep folks coming back,Ž said Mr. Aliapoulios. Tickets for the February concert are $20 at the door, or call 626-9997. Q Choral Society celebrates 50th anniversary BY YONA


B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYIn cities where public transportation is a way of life, Ive seen serious drama go down on the bus line. Im talking lov-ers quarrels, catfights, pickup artists and addicts, hookers and bums. But until last week, Id never seen the fallout from a commuter scorned. Im in New York on a brief furlough and my living accommodations are way out in Queens, a bus ride and a 20-minute hike from the last stop on the N train. On a bit-ter cold weekday morning, I stuffed my hands in my pock-ets and hunched my shoulders in my coat while I waited with the other straphangers for the Q69 bus. It had snowed the day before and patches of ice glittered in the harsh sun. As I peeked through the narrow space between the brim of my cap and the zippered collar of my parka, I saw a poster plastered to the bus stop wall. I moved closer to read the heading. Q69 Tony is a Dog!!!ŽI searched the street „ no bus. I glanced at the row houses across 23rd, at the school children march-ing up Ditmars, and back to the poster, a full 8-by-11 inches of rage poured into 14-point font: I believed you when you said married people get lonely, too. Now I know what you were looking for. A ONE-NIGHT STAND. I believed you were for real.Ž The people around me began to stir. They raised their heads and looked toward the street as the famil-iar squeal of bus brakes reached us. I looked to the posters final lines: You lied to me. I should have believed NOTHING!!!!!!Ž I stopped reading at the sixth exclamation point and pulled my MetroCard out of my pocket. I queued with the other commuters and threw a final backward glance at the flier. I thought about the woman who had posted it, about the anger she must have rolling around inside her like ball bearings. I wondered about the kind of rage that stays with a person as she types a full-page diatribe, an anger that sticks with her as she prints out mul-tiple copies, an anger that hangs around even as she visits every bus stop along the Q69 route with a stack of fliers and a roll of tape. In my experience, this sort of sustaining anger is rarely directed outward. In fact, its often pointed inward, at our own misdeeds. Ive read that rage like that arises when we dont respect our own boundar-ies when, say, we sleep with a city bus driver on first meeting even when we know hes mar-ried. Thats the kind of lack of self respect that makes a woman stay mad for ages, that drives her to shout her rage from the rooftops. Or bus stops. Perhaps in the end she regretted her rash act. Or maybe Tony cleaned up the posters. Its hard to say. But they were gone the next morning. Now when I climb on the bus I cant help but seek out the drivers nametag. And if he winks at me „ like he did this morning „ I have to wonder if its Tony. Q SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSBeing mad at yourself is the worst kind of rage artis 2 i p p a a rt is HENDER SO N san d y da y s @ floridaweekl y .com artis


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OnDisplayThroughSunday,April15RecapturingtheRealWest:TheCollectionsofWilliamI.Koch€$5€(561)655-7226OnDisplayAllSeasonFloridasWetlands€Nocharge€(561)655-2776OngoingMondays,WednesdaysandFridaysat9a.m.CampusontheLakeClass:YogalateswithRassikaSabineBourgi$15persession€(561)805-8562Sunday,February12at3p.m.Concert:KeyboardConversationswithJeffreySiegel€TheRomantic MusicofFranzLiszt:FromHearttoArt€$15€(561)655-7226Monday,February13at10:30a.m.(Preschool);2:30p.m.(Family)StoryTime:ValentinesDay€Nocharge€(561)655-2776Wednesday,February15at10a.m.Workshop:DontWorry,BeHappy…ButHow?!withDr.SharynSepinwall$85;lunchandmaterialsincluded€Reservationsrequired€(561)805-8562Wednesday,February15at2:30p.m.Workshop:DancetheFlamencowithFlamencoVivoCarlotaSantana$25€Reservationsrequired€(561)805-8562Wednesday,February15at8p.m.Concert:FlamencoVivoCarlotaSantana€$40/$45€(561)655-7226 Thursday,February16and17at10a.m.Workshop:ArtoftheOrchidATwo-DayWatercolorWorkshopwithElizabethHorowitz$120€Reservationsrequired€(561)805-8562Thursday,February16at10:30a.m.(Preschool);2:30p.m.(Family)StoryTime:MardiGras€NoCharge€(561)655-2776Thursday,February16at2:30p.m.Lecture:TheGoldenAgeofVenicewithTheodoreK.RabbPartoftheSplendorsofItalyseries$20€(561)805-8562Friday,February17at2:30,5:15and8p.m.Film:TheConcert€RatedPG-13€$5€(561)655-7226Saturday,February18at10:30a.m.Workshop:LivingwithFlowerswithJohnKlingelAAF,AIFD,PFCIRomanticBouquets$60€Reservationsrequired€(561)805-8562Saturday,February18at11a.m.Lecture:AMorningMusewithTwoAmericanPoets:JimTilleyandEmmaTrellesModeratedbyFranciscoAragnNocharge€Reservationsrequired€(561)805-8562Sunday,February19at3p.m.Concert:FaurPianoQuartett€$15€(561)655-7226 B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYchanging the bridges and changing the older stuff, they kept Palm Beach pretty much what it was. Theyve been pretty good about that,Ž he says. Mr. Hamilton is in South Florida pretty regularly. You may run into him at the dry cleaner, or, in West Palm Beach, at City Diner, his secret place,Ž where he sometimes sits at the counter with his 11-year-old son. I love City Diner. I just love Jo and she protects me,Ž he says of owner Jo Larkie. My son loves the chicken pot pie.Ž For many years, Ms. Larkie owned a Palm Beach restaurant called Jos, where Mr. Hamiltons mother, Anne, was a frequent customer. The film My One and Only,Ž starring Renee Zellweger, was loosely based on Anne Hamiltons life. Memories of her evoke a different era in Palm Beach. It was an era of people who had become very wealthy in whatever it was about back in those days. They all came here and came for certain times, opened and closed their houses and there was a glamour about it. It was the social world of the 400. Then all of a sudden, about the time I was coming out of high school, there was an explosion of cafe society and the 400 wanted to get out of their homes and (away from) their butlers, maids and cooks and explore night life and rub shoulders with celebrities,Ž he says. I saw more glamour in Palm Beach than in Hollywood.Ž All that has changed, he says.You dont see Hollywood glamour at all any more. You see the same people who had their hair cut 10 minutes ago with a bobbing shear and theyre in jeans,Ž he says. But Palm Beach or Hollywood, he had steered clear of theater until a few years ago, when he starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago.Ž This tour of La CageŽ was launched in October, and after four months on the road, Mr. Hamilton has reached his comfort zone. Once you know the person youre working with, then the pleasure starts to come out. Thats where I am now.Ž Part of the pleasure is the cast. Youre working with first-rate performers, and Chris Sieber is just great.Ž Mr. Sieber plays Albin, Mr. Hamiltons life partner and a man who has an alter ego as Zaza, the star of the club. Hes a powerhouse and Im supposed to be the straight man to this flamboy-ant transvestite entertainer in a club.Ž In the show, the two men have raised Georges son as their own. But when the boy returns home to Saint-Tropez with his fiance, he wants the womans very conservative parents to meet his father, sans Albin. From there, the fun ensues in a show that asks what it means to be a family. The show is multidimensional.I think that theres so many layers to this show that I dont think one is aware of it, and a lot of it is how it has morphed over the years from its loca-tions where it had success,Ž Mr. Ham-ilton says, citing elements from France, England and New York. It has a combination of all of their sensibilities and if youre not attuned to it, it can seem to come from the same cloth,Ž he says. But the truth of the matter is that its written that way.Ž Written that way or not, the world of Broadway is different now from 1983, when the Jerry Herman-Harvey Fier-stein musical had its debut. And its even more removed from the theaters of the 1950s, when Mr. Hamil-ton made his debut. Technology has changed everything.We have microphones. We used to have to project to the back of the room,Ž he says. Its something you have to learn to do differently and let the sound man worry about.Ž And thats a challenge in itself.Every time you go back to the theater you have to accommodate whats going on in the theater,Ž he says. I mean, your drummer could be in the basement and you dont even see him except over a monitor.Ž Speaking of challenges, Mr. Hamilton tore his Achilles tendon before the show began, and his leg has to be wrapped before each performance. Its fairly immobile so I cant tear the Achilles, and out of 110 I have not missed a performance,Ž he says. Thats part of his makeup.I like to take on stuff a little above my depth. I like to take on something where every time you do something like this you grow in another way.Ž Take Dancing with the Stars.ŽMy agent said, You must be out of your mind, and I realized I must be out of my mind,Ž he says. When a fellow contestant, wide receiver Jerry Rice, complained during the taping, Mr. Hamilton says he told Mr. Rice to suck it up.Ž I grew up a professional. I like that work ethic. Each time I do it I do it a little bit better,Ž he says. Thats important for a man who can choose his projects. Im at a point in my life where I like to do the things I want to do,Ž he says. He has worked in film, and caused girls to swoon in Where the Boys Are,Ž got the boys swooning two decades later in Zorro: The Gay Blade.Ž He also starred in The Godfather III.Ž What is film about? Its about showing up and doing a job, and the cama-raderie,Ž he says. Bob Mitchum liked that. Clark Cable said that. They liked to have someplace to show up at 7 in the morning and visit with the crew.Ž Then theres the live stage.The theaters a totally different animal, and youre sent out there, once youve got the directors notes, you go out there and put your performance together,Ž he says. That gives you the abilities to work on the nuances of it.Ž Thats different from television, because on reality shows, you make a mistake and millions see it.Ž He laughs. I feel like Seabiscuit. Theyve got me out there „ hes been out there and maybe theyll use him for breeding stock.Ž So he stretches himself as an artist and people take shots at him. Its sort of the bravery of being an actor. Youd better set yourself up for rejection,Ž he says. Ive never seen it as rejection.Ž It is not something he has seen with La Cage.Ž What I love about this and makes me laugh, my agent said to me, You know youre playing this gay entrepre-neur and there are places where you might get boycotted, and I said, Boy-cotted? And as we went on there were busloads of 80-year-old women with flowers, and one sent me her bloom-ers,Ž he says, laughing. There is a larger picture to the show.I think what rises above this whole thing is that you be true to yourself and to who you love. Theyre what come out of this show. Thats what you come to see. And it doesnt matter whether youre gay or not.Ž Q HAMILTONFrom page B1


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B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYWHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Please send calendar listings to 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 Free Eye and Vision Research Symposium — Feb. 9 at The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach; Feb. 10 at Boca Raton Marriott. Scientists from the Schepens Eye Research Insti-tute, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, present a symposium on macu-lar degeneration and other blinding eye diseases. Begins at 9 a.m. with compli-mentary breakfast. Free as a community service, open to the public. Registration required; call (877) 724-3736. Q Raise the Roof Party — Feb. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy happy hour and raise money to repair the roof of the alternative education AMI Kids school. $20 contribution for beer, wine, appetiz-ers, music, raffles. Bert Winters Park, 13425 Ellison Wilson Road. Call Kelli with questions, 629-2336. 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 Stories in the Garden — Feb. 10, 10-11:30 a.m. Bees,Ž free program co-hosted by Palm Beach County Public Library and Friends of Mounts Botani-cal Garden, targeted at children ages 2-6; includes story time, garden explo-ration and crafts. Rain or shine; reser-vations required, call 233-1757; Mounts Pavilion, Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Q Have a Heart Blood Drive, sponsored by Jupiter-Teques-ta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors Young Professional Network — Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the association office, 901 W. Indi-antown Road, Suite 18, Jupiter. For an appointment, call Debbie Naylon, 746-2707, ext. 103; or email Q Borland Center of Performing Arts’ First Gala — Feb. 10. Features concert by Stayin Alive, worlds No. 1 Bee Gees tribute band made up of trio of Canadians. Gala starts at 6 p.m. with cocktail reception, silent auction and sneak-peek performance of Alad-din,Ž the centers spring production, followed by the concert at 8. Tickets, $40; go to or call 904-3130. Q Growing & Using Herbs — Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-noon. Workshop with Dennis Gretton of D&D Growers cov-ers herbs that grow well here and all aspects of production and use, featuring recipes and tastings and a large variety of herbs for sale. The Evening Herb Society of the Palm Beaches will help facilitate. Members, $35; non-members, $45. Mounts Exhibit Hall A, Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. 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 Kids Story Time — 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; free. Visit Q Garden Folk Concert — Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Husband-wife singer/song-writer team Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin of Austin, Texas, perform in a rare concert together. Advance tickets, $15, call Fran to purchase at (301) 807-7801. $20 at the door. MosArt Theatre, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q Our Stars Shine Bright concert — Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Thirtieth annual Rudolph von Unruh Memorial Scholarship Concert with special guests soprano Greta von Unruh and bassist Ben Anderson; tickets, $15; call 832-3115 or go to Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State Col-lege, 11051 Campus Drive, off PGA Bou-levard, Palm Beach Gardens. 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 Opera in Cinema: Il Trittico (Royal Opera House) — Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m. Puccinis Il Trittico, a collec-tion of three brief operas, is performed, sung in Italian with English subtitles; running time 3 hours, 45 minutes with two intermissions. General admis-sion, $18; Cinema Club members, $16. MosArt Theatre, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park; 337-6763. Q Valentine’s Toast at the Top — Feb. 12-14, 5-9 p.m. Propose to your love at the top of the Jupiter Inlet Light-house, a tradition started by Jupiter pio-neers Harry and Susan DuBois. Couples only, limited slots available; $50 for 15 minutes of romantic twilight and cham-pagne for two; weddings not permitted. Must RSVP by phone to 747-8380, ext. 101. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. Q Wonderful World: A Salute to Louis Armstrong — Feb. 12, 8 p.m. World-renowned trumpeter Longineu Parsons returns for this tribute with the Palm Beach Pops. Tickets, $75-$85; call 832-7677 or go to Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive, off PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. Q Timely Topics Discussion Group — 1-2 p.m. Mondays. Lively discussion group covers the most upto-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 La Boheme to Broadway — Feb. 13, 8 p.m. Travel to romantic Italy with Puccini and Verdi via Broadway, featuring Florida Sunshine Pops with Terri Dale Hansen and Eric Van Hoven. Tickets, $35-$55; call 278-7677 or go to Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive, off PGA Boulevard. 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 Hebrew for Beginners — This eight-week Hebrew course, taught by Gila Johnson, is designed to cover every-thing from Aleph to Tav (the Hebrew alphabet) to conversational Hebrew and beyond. Classes tailored to meet the needs of participating students. Session 3, through Feb. 28. At JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Price: eight-week session: $64/Friends of the J; $80/guests; 712-5233. Q Mah Jongg & Canasta Play Sessions — Tables grouped by game preference (mah jongg or canasta) and level of skill. Coffee, cold beverages and a variety of goodies provided. 12:15-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $5/guest; 712-5233. Q Stayman Memorial Bridge — Supervised play sessions with Sam Brams, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Play party bridge in a friend-ly atmosphere while benefiting from expert advice with judgment calls and hand rulings; no partner necessary; cof-fee and light refreshments provided. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $6/guests; 712-5233. Q Bonsai Class — The Ancient Japanese art of dwarfing trees/plants in small traylike containers. Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., through Feb. 7. Burns Road Recre-ation Center, 4404 Burns Road. Register at or call 630-1100. Q Zumba class — 7:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednes-days at the Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Drop-in fee, $12; resident dis-count, $10. Call 630-1100 or visit Q A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls — Jan. 31-April 22 „ Presents ground-breaking research revealing the many women who played a crucial role in the design and creation of Tiffany Studios masterpieces, in particular, Clara Driscoll (1861…1944), head of the Womens Glass Cutting Department. The Flagler Museum, 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Call 655-2833 or visit COURTESY PHOTO Wonderful World: A Salute to Louis Armstrong — Feb. 12, 8 p.m. World-renowned trumpeter Longineu Parsons returns for this tribute with the Palm Beach Pops. Tickets, $75-$85; call 832-7677 or go to Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State Col-lege, 11051 Campus Drive, off PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. Thursday, Feb.9 Sunday, Feb. 12 Friday, Feb. 10 Saturday, Feb. 11 Monday, Feb. 13 Tuesday, Feb. 14


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B7 Q Basic Computer Class — Feb. 15, noon-1:30 p.m. Basic introduction to setting up and using web-based e-mail. Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park; call 881-3330. Q Monthly Mid-Week Movie — Feb. 15, 5:30 p.m.: Anonymous.Ž Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park; call 881-3330. Q Yoga on the Waterfront — Wednesday evenings, 5:45 p.m. at the Lake Pavilion, 101 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Residents, $40 per eight-week session; non-residents, $50 per eight-week session; drop-ins, $10 per class. To register, call 804-4902. Q “Break Up Support Group” — 10 a.m. Wednesdays, various locations in Palm Beach Gardens. Sponsored by The Counseling Group, which pro-vides free Christian counseling, classes and support groups; 624-4358. Q Hatchling Tales — 10:3011:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Q Jupiter-Tequesta Orchid Society — 7 p.m., second Wednesday of the month (next meeting is Feb. 8). Jupiter Community Center, 200 Military Trail, Jupiter. Call 746-7363. Q Bridge Classes with Sam Brams — 10-noon Wednesdays „ JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Six-week session $72 or $15/class. Pre-registration appre-ciated. Call Rhonda Gordon, 712-5233. Q River Totters Arts n’ Crafts — 9 a.m., second Wednesday of each month (next session is Feb. 8). Arts and crafts for kids. Loxahatchee River Cen-ter, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Cost $3; call 743-7123. Q The Island Cowboyz and Booke Eden— Every Wednesday, the band and the singer perform at Holy Smokes American Bistro & Bar, the Cowboyz 7-8:30 p.m., and Booke Eden 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; 2650 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens; no cover; 624-7427. Q Dinner & Show Featuring Paulo Szot — 6 p.m. Feb. 9-11 and Feb. 14-18. Tony Award-winning Polish-Bra-zilian baritone Paulo Szot performs in his Royal Room debut at the Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Prix fixe and a la carte dinners offered;$70 music charge Tuesday-Thursday; $80 Friday and Saturday; Valentines Day special, $150 for romantic dinner and show. Call 659-8100 for reservations. Q Broadway Stress Busters — Teaches introductory vocal techniques to maximize power and range; group, solo and duet. Thursdays, 10-11 a.m., Feb. 2-April 12. $144 residents/$173 non-residents. Burns Road Recreation Cen-ter, 4404 Burns Road. Register at or call 630-1100. Q Confident Comfortable Public Speaking and Presentation — Teaches methods of understanding and conquering public speaking anxi-ety. Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Feb. 2-April 12. $144 residents/$173 non-res-idents. Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road. Register at or call 630-1100. 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 Introduction to Glass Fusion — Session 3: Through Feb. 6. Session 4: Feb. 27-March 12 on Mondays. Learn the process of glass fusion, how to cut, stack and fuse glass. Pre-registration required. $105 session. Call Rhonda Gordon, 712-5233. JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Q Palm Beach’s Living Room Jazz Series — Presented by JAMS and The Four Seasons. Feb. 6: Terell Stafford Quintet. March 19: Noel Fried-line Quintet. April 2: Rose Max Brazil-ian Jazz. $25 JAMS members/$35 non-members/$15 students. Concerts start at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7. Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd. Tickets 877-722-2820 or Q Art & Life: The Spirit of Haiti — through Feb. 10 „ A dynamic crosssection of 27 pieces created by nine art-ists of Haitian descent; themes of hope and strength. The Art Gallery at Eissey Campus, Palm Beach State College. Q Radio-Controlled Sailing for Adults — Introduction to Palm Beach Gardens Yacht Squadron discussion on radio-controlled sailboats and sail-ing. Mondays, 6-8 p.m., through Feb. 13. $30 residents/$36 non-residents. Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road. Register at or call 630-1100. Q Student Art Exhibition by The Benjamin School — through Feb. 20 „ Pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Includes photography and paintings. Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gallery, open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and at all performances, 11051 Cam-pus Drive, off PGA Blvd. Call 207-5905. Q Fitness classes for women — Classes are sponsored by the Jupiter Recreation Department. Aerobic Dance is 8:30 a.m. Mondays, Total Body Toning is 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Zumba Latin Fitness Workout is 9:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. First class is free to new students. Cost of a five-class fitness card that allows for flexible attendance is $26.50 for Jupi-ter residents and $33 for non-residents. A five-class Zumba card is $31.50 for Jupiter residents and $39.50 for non-residents; 10-class cards also are avail-able. Classes meet in the community center, behind the Police Department on Military Trail, Jupiter. For informa-tion, contact instructor Kathy Andio at 236-4298 or Q “Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee” — Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 747-8380, ext. 101; Q Flagler Museum — Museum is housed in Henry Flaglers 1902 beaux-arts mansion, Whitehall; at 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Tickets: free for mem-bers; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-18 years) accompanied by adult; $3 child (6-12 years) accompanied by adult; and free for children under 6. 655-2833. Q Children’s Research Station — Loggerhead Marinelife Center program is designed to exercise childrens science skills through an experimental lab. Each child receives a lab coat, vet-erinary instruments, a worksheet and their own sea turtle replica to name and study. Kids take their sea turtles straight and curved measurements with a measuring tape and calipers. Based on the measurements, Dr. Logger helps the group place their turtles into a size classification to determine age and spe-cies. They role-play taking blood with a syringe and learn about the different things a blood sample can reveal. The children look at X-rays, locate a hook in the turtles throat and learn more about the steps necessary during sea turtle rehabilitation. Then, the group tags their turtles with a unique number and mimics a successful sea turtle release into the ocean. To be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free; 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; 627-8280. Q Society of the Four Arts — Museum, library and gardens are at 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Admis-sion: free to members and children 14 and under, $5 general public; 655-7226. Q Bridge Classes with Liz Dennis — third Thursday of the month through May „ next session 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 16. Pre-registration required. $25 admission. Call Rhonda Gordon 712-5233. JCC 4803 PGA Blvd. Q Lighthouse Sunset Tour — Feb. 17 and 22, time varies by sunset. Witness the Jupiter light turning on; weather permitting; children must be 4 feet tall to climb; tour 75 minutes. $15 members/$20 non-members. RSVP, 747-8380 ext. 101. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. Visit Q Jazz on the Palm — West Palm Beachs free outdoor Jazz concert series 8-10 p.m. on the Palm Stage on the Waterfront Commons. Feb. 17: Dana Paul. March 16: Paulette Dozier. Q Author Breakfast Series — Feb. 17: Nelson DeMille The Rich and The DeadŽ and Cherie Burns Searching for Beauty: The Life of Millicent Rog-ers.Ž Feb. 24: Nigel Hamilton American Caesars: Lives of the Presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. BushŽ and Jeanne Darst Fiction Ruined My Family.Ž 8:45-10 a.m. Caf Boulud at The Brazilian Court, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach. Tickets $100, include breakfast, valet parking and a copy of the featured books. For reservations, call Sandra Rodriguez 366-4301. Q American Ballet Theatre “Evening in Palm Beach” — Feb. 18 „ A special American Ballet Theatre performance and dinner with the danc-ers. Tickets begin at $1,000. Black tie. The Breakers, 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach. Please call Leslie Diver 232-8244. Q “Divorce Party the Musical” — through Feb. 19 „ Still reeling from her divorce, Linda is rescued by three friends who turn her despair into a weekend of hilarity. The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 832-7469 or visit Q The Songs of Phil Ochs — Feb. 19 „ The late Mr. Ochs was a con-temporary of Bob Dylan and a prolific singer-songwriter in the 60s. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets available at the Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Advance tickets are $20/$25. At door $26/$30. Q Flower Arranging — Fresh and Professional „ 10 a.m.-noon Fridays. Session 4: Feb. 24-March 16. JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. $140/session. Pre-regis-tration required. Call Rhonda Gordon, 712-5233. Q Ongoing events COURTESY PHOTO Paulo Szot —The Tony Award-winning Polish-Brazilian baritone performs Feb. 9-11 and Feb. 14-18 at The Colony’s Royal Room in Palm Beach. Call 659-8100 for reservations. Wednesday, Feb. 15 Upcoming events


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 B15 EXECUTIVE WOMENS DAY Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Feb. 27 March 4, 2012 Š PGA National Resort & Spa A special thanks to our sponsors...AFLAC EXECUTIVE WOMENS GOLF ASSOCIATION MAGELLAN HEALTH SERVICES MICHELOB ULTRA PALM BEACH PUBLIC RELATIONS PGA NATIONAL RESORT & SPA SBA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION TIRE KINGDOM BUSINESS TO BUSINESS FOR WOMEN FPL MARY KAY COSMETICS/JUSURU THE PALM BEACH POST PGA OF AMERICA QUANTUM HOUSE SOUTH FLORIDA FAIRTHE POWER BREAKFAST COCA-COLA REFRESHMENTS WINE DOWN … NETWORK UP THE GARDENS MALL PNC BANK VIP TABLE SPONSORSMODERATOR AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER C ONTESSA B REWERTV Anchor, Host of MSNBCs Caught on CameraŽ Downtown at the Gardens ‡ Suite 3107 Palm Beach Gardens, FL ‡ Ph: 561.366.7449 s Bedding s Art s Lighting s Rugs s Gifts Furniture for Kids www.PalmBeachTots.comPALM BEACH TOTS Cribs toCollege The Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum & School of Art hosts the 48th Annual Beaux Arts Ball, Caf Beaux Arts … Where Life Imitates Art,Ž on March 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Co-Chairs Malcolm and Dorothy MacKenzie and their committee mem-bers are taking a fresh approach to the fund-raising event by discarding the traditional black-tie gala and trading it for bistro-attireŽ at a fun-filled, French-themed evening that will take place at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum. It will be an evening of gourmet dining, dancing and interactive artistic fun as guests step into Vincent Van Goghs Caf Terrace at NightŽ painting and stroll along the Rue de Caf Beaux Arts and enter the era of Art Caf Society. If the attendees have half as much fun as the committee has had planning it they will have a night to remember,Ž said Chair Malcolm MacKenzie, in a prepared statement. Guests will be entertained by French performer Tangi Colombel and dine on French-inspired hors doeuvres and din-ner created by Lenore Pinello and Chef Joe at In The Kitchen. Guests will get in touch with their artistic side as they experience interac-tive happenings with artists creating paintings and sculptures. Sponsors for the 48th Annual Beaux Arts Ball include Mission Capital Advi-sors, Northern Trust, South Florida Radiation Oncology, MorganStanley SmithBarney, Mason and Gil Walsh, Dr. David Lickstein MD FACS, DEX Imag-ing Inc. and Warren and Linda Lesser. Committee members include Gerri Aurre, Carolyn Austin, Susan Bardin, Evelyne Bates, Julie Silk Beaumont, Andrea Cleveland, Cathy Helowicz, Mary Imle, Denise LeClair-Robbins and Rosalie Roush. Tickets for the 48th Annual Beaux Arts Ball presents Caf Beaux Arts are on sale online at or call the museum at 746-3101. Ticket prices are $275 per person, a table of eight is $2,100 and a table of 10 is $2,600. VIP tickets are $500. Proceeds help support the Lighthouse ArtCenters extensive cultural program-ming at the Museum & School of Art, which provide enrichment in the arts to the local community and its visi-tors through museum exhibitions, art classes and events. The Lighthouse ArtCenter also provides thousands of youth, disabled and elderly with access to the arts through our ArtReach and scholarship pro-grams. For further information, call 746-3101 or visit Q 48th Beaux Arts Ball has a French, “fun” themeSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


B16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Beacon Cove Intermediate School students Katie and Tyler Berndt, Nancy Bourne and Jenna and Eric Cohen2. Ilaria Drago, Sonal Harbaran, Dara Garbacz and Stuart Marau3. Natalie Pawloski4. McKayla Trinidad, Adalia Opabola and Abigail Trinidad5. Erik and Meghan Duffey and Laura and Bill Watzek6. Jessica Nordland, Michelle Accaputo and Abigail Nordland7. Ben, Ethan, Kayla and Michael Abramowitz8. Eivor Hannus and Spencer Holden9. Grace and Molly Taylor 1 246 5 37 9 8“CELLebrate Science with Scripps Florida” at The Gardens Mall FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY KELLY LAMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF FEBRUARY 9-15, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B19 jan NORRIS FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Ibis Club Chef’s Table provides superb food, delightful experienceBecoming a member of the Ibis County Club, or making friends with one has become a tastier proposition with the introduction of the Chefs Table. Think of it as dinner and a show at the tony West Palm Beach private club west of the Beeline highway. Chef Jerome Nicolas serves up to 10 guests in his kitchen while the ballet of cooks and servers preparing and serving dinner for hundreds swirls just a few feet away. The experience is new to the clubs 1,500 members „ the Chefs Table was planned out over last summer and execut-ed this fall in a mock service to staff and administrators. The first Ibis guests were served last month and already its become so popular a lottery is held from those who make reservations to fill the table. I had the chance to experience the dinner recently with a group of other journalists and media personalities. The four-hour event was a panoply of food, drink and lively conversation set in the unique working-kitchen surroundings. We began with sparkling wine cocktails in the Birds Nest Lounge, a clubby bar outside the Traditions dining room. We were ushered into the kitchen with a warning that this was a work area and it was going to get busy as cooks and servers geared up to serve two restaurants full of diners. After a brief kitchen tour, we were escorted to the small alcove where the table was set with a shimmering sea of wine glasses and plates. I gave up the space this summer. I have always wanted to do a table in the kitchen, right in the action, so it was a small sacrifice,Ž Chef Nicolas said. Guests were presented with personalized back-lighted menus, outlining nine courses. There are four menus,Ž said Colleen Scott, director of food and beverage for the club. You can choose from six courses with a surprise course, or the nine-course dinner.Ž The difference in prices, ranging from $99 to $115 per per-son (tax and tip not included) has to do with the wines paired to the meal. Chef Nicolas works with diners to determine any food allergies or dietary restrictions ahead of time and prepares alternate dishes to order. He greeted us warmly, urging us to relax and enjoy what would be a lengthy meal. Wines were paired to each course, sometimes with one wine stretching over two courses. We had seven (and a few other options) matched to our meal by assistant food and beverage director and sommelier Michael Forgione. The chef and I worked together on the menu,Ž he said, but all the wines are on our list in Traditions, so our serv-ers are familiar with them.Ž Servers were crisp throughout the night „ and their knowledge of the foods and wines impressive. Mr. For-gione explained that the Ibis club staff members are given wine and food train-ing before they are on the floor as servers. Mr. Forgione is in classes with Master Sommelier Virginia Philip of The Breakers to earn his Master Som-melier title, and holds the wine tastings for members at the country club. The chef, originally from Grenoble, France, and more recently from Bal-lenIsles Country Club, uses the Chefs Table to stretch his cooking chops, he said. In a club or hotel restaurant, sometimes we feel a little restricted with our creativity. We must please the guests, of course „ that is the most important thing. The Chefs Table really provides a creative way to show what we can do. It helps us stay on our toes and up to date in the kitchen. It gives the staff and members a chance to see what we can do. For the staff, its a chance to see the members closer, and put names to faces „ get to know them a little. Its a great experience for them just as it is for the guests.Ž He began our dinner by sending out an amuse of raw blue point oysters, served with two small cubes of aspics made of port and a bloody Mary mix. Ferrari domestic sparkling wines „ a white or rose „ were the classic wine match. A large soup plate arrived next, with a tasty hot pumpkin puree dolloped with a mound of pumpkin sorbet. The wine was a chilled Spanish Mar de Frades, from Albarino. Next up, a course of pressed watermelon, using a molecular technique to pull the water from the melon, yet leaving it moist. It was served with soft fresh goat cheese and thin slices of Ser-rano ham. The salty-sweet-fatty com-bination and textures worked together, and paired well with the same Mar de Frades from the previous course. Foie gras, served on a mango tatin with a balsamic reduction, was the next course. It made for lively conversa-tion about the old methods of fattening geese to produce the prized livers. The chef referenced new feeding programs being used for the geese that create the fatty livers today without the need to force-feed the birds. The rich, b uttery g oose liver was expertly seared. The sweetness and slight citrus flavors of the mango leath-er cut the fattiness of the liver and got a boost from the syrupy vinegar reduc-tion as well. It was paired with German riesling from August Kesseler. The chef checked in regularly to describe the foods, but kept a hand on the line nearby, overseeing plates and expediting foods for the other diners in the Tradition chop house and Legend Grill downstairs. The sea urchin flan in the next course was something new for most of those in our group. Tentative spoons dipped into the creamy pale salmon-colored flan, served with a piquillo pepper cou-lis. The flan didnt need any help „ the subtle, exotic flavor came through. Mr. Forgione matched it to a dry French chardonnay from Alex Gambel, since an oaky domestic variety would have over-powered the delicate umi flavor. The portions on all the dishes were measured „ none overwhelming. Nine courses of small plates still equaled sated guests when all was done. The dish that most diners left behind was the ahi tuna and portobello mille feuilleŽ served with a dried fruit chut-ney. Both the tuna and mushroom were lightly seared, and sliced equally thin, then stacked into a pyramid. The soft textures, too much alike, didnt mesh. Guests agreed flavor was lacking all around. The chardonnay from the pre-vious course was served with it. The chef quickly made up for it with the roasted squab, served in a gaufrette potato cage,Ž with pureed cauliflower and the squab jus alongside. The medi-um-bodied Italian Secco-Bertani from Ripasso was another inspired match. An entre of whitetail venison chop, served with roasted chestnuts, red-wine cranberry sauce and a Gorgonzola macaire potato (twice-cooked potato pancake) completed the main meal. The stellar wine that matched the well-balanced dish was a domestic cabernet, 2480Ž by Hollywood & Vine of Napa. The diners at the table who eschew venison were served a fillet, described as one of the most tender and expertly cooked they had eaten. For those still able to continue, the chef capped the meal with a duo of des-serts „ roasted banana mousse with a caramel sauce, and a chocolate pot de crme. A crisp chocolate spoon rested on the pot de crme „ another of the chefs whimsical platings, evident all night. A vertical flight of Ports or a Moscato were the dessert wine choices. The Chefs Table is for members, but one can purchase memberships without moving to the community. Q About the Ibis Country Club Chef’s Table Only members of Ibis Country Club or their guests, or those with golf or tennis memberships have the option of dining here. It is not open to the public. If you go, choose interesting guests — you’ll be spending at least three hours in close proxim-ity with them around a table while food comes out at a comfortable pace. Choose those for whom a lengthy dinner is a pleasure, not a race to nish. Go with adventurous diners who are amenable to trying new foods and who understand the concept. The fun of the chef’s table isn’t to have an orchestrated menu, but to be surprised with every course.  The table is set up in a working kitchen — and accidents can happen. Follow the guidelines about moving around, and don’t intrude on the cooks who are at work serving many other diners. Drink (and eat) responsibly — use the oppor-tunity to taste wines and foods as an expert might — simply sipping to determine matching avors. P Roccos Tacos, the popular Mexicanthemed restaurant that opened near-ly five years ago on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach, has opened its fourth location at PGA Com-mons. The restaurant, which opened Feb. 1, has indoor and outdoor spaces. Expect upbeat music, live mariachi bands on occasion and free tequila pourings by Rocco Mangel himself. Roccos also claims to have more than 225 varieties of tequila. The main dining rooms focal point is a circular bar that straddles the inte-rior and the exterior of the restaurant. Inside, there is the Milagro Room, a semi-private dining space that can seat up to 20, and the Laine Bar. Named after Roccos mother, the Laine Bar is decorated with an assort-ment of elephant antiques, some from his mothers collection. Outdoors, the expanded dining space includes cov-ered bar seating, tables and a fire pit. The restaurant, part of Big Time Restaurant Group, will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Its at 5090 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens. Phone: 623-0127. Sushi and more: Hiroki Japanese Buffet has opened in the former Ocean Grill space at the corner of PGA Bou-levard and Prosperity Farms Road in Palm Beach Gardens. The restaurant offers all-you-can eat sushi, hibachi and seafood. The space is large, and a waterfall cascades down a wall. Hot and cold food stations are set up throughout the space. Its open noon-3 p.m. Monday-Sunday for lunch and 5-9:30 p.m. Monday-Fri-day and 5-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for dinner. Its at 2460 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Phone: 328-6807. Singing chef: Giordy Tonelli of the recently opened La Scaletta in North Palm Beach will serenade diners on Valentines Day. His restaurant, which opened in the former Kubo space at Crystal Tree Plaza, serves lunch and dinner daily. On Valentines Day, the full menu will be available, and the chef will offer a menu of a la carte specials, including Tagliolini La Scaletta (with blue voldka, lump roe „ red and black „ and smoked marlin); strawberry risotto; and black squid ink pappardelle with rock shrimp and porcini mushrooms. Chef Tonelli will serenade guests with such romantic Italian songs as Margherita,Ž Tu Si Na Cosa GrandeŽ and Alta Maria.Ž On Valentines Day, dinner will be served from 5 to 11 p.m. La Scaletta Ristorante & Pizzeria is at Crystal Tree Plaza, at 1201 U.S. Highway One, North Palm Beach. Phone: 630-8500. More Valentines dining: Chef Charles Coe will offer a three-course prix fixe menu on Feb. 11 and 14 to mark Valentines Day at Russells Blue Water Grill in Palm Beach Gardens. The menu includes the choice of an appetizer (house or Caesar salad or a cup of chowder); the choice of an entree (pan-seared diver sea scallops with pas-sion fruit emulsion, pomegranate and balsamic-glazed Chilean sea bass, or roasted bacon-wrapped pork tender-loin with a cracked pepper and black cherry Port reduction); and the choice of a dessert (chocolate espresso crme brle or Bananas Foster for two). And each diner who comes to Russells Blue Water Grill on Feb. 11 or 14 will receive a chocolate-covered strawberry. Russells Blue Water Grill is at 2450 PGA Blvd. (at Prosperity Farms Road), Palm Beach Gardens. Phone: 318-6344. Q New restaurants, and chefs who serenade BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comNICOLAS