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THE HEART ATTACK RISK ASSESSMENT ITS FREE.ITS PRICELESS. S E E T A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A T A A T A A A S WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 Vol. II, No. 22  FREE OPINION A4HEALTHY LIVING A14 PETS A6 ANTIQUES A20 BUSINESS A17REAL ESTATE A21ARTS B1CUISINE B19 EVENTS B6-7 FILM B12 SOCIETY B10, 14-17PUZZLES B18 PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY ILLUSTRATION Companies could one day promote their brands on public beaches, parks and other assets owned by taxpayers if pending legislation is approved. BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@” WHOA! SLOW DOWN, DONT GO SO FAST! Could Rep. Gary Aubuchon and his 159 colleagues in the state House of Representa-tives have been a tad hasty in tightening the belt? Not that such fiscal discipline isnt admirable in these hard economic times, of course. But the fact is, we may not need to be squeezed next year, at least not as much as their newly proposed, no-frills state budget of $69.2 billion suggests. Now, legislators have a chance to put some of our money problems behind us without raising taxes merely by selling naming SEE SELLING, A8 X INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X Have room for Max?He is high-energy and is a good dog. A6 X NetworkingFite Shavell marks anniversary, Tire Kingdom helps Habitat for Humanity. A18-19 XMandel JCC on track$1 million gift for Jewish center will go for gallery. A22 X Underwater shooterRuth Petzold tells stories of the sea through photos. B1 X Don Cameron took his class on a spin one recent Wednesday afternoon. Desti-nation: nowhere. Not that his students saw it that way. And who could argue with them? They rode 25 miles. Burned 900 or more calo-ries. Sweated buckets. And never left the classroom. Welcome to spin class, that inimitable mix of stop and go, fast and slow, fun and pain. Spinning spun into existence in 1989, thanks to a guy named Jonathan Johnny GŽ Goldberg, a South African ultra-distance cyclist who, while training for a Race Across America, built a prototype sta-tionary bike he could ride in his kitchen, allowing him to spend many fewer hours on the road, more at home with his then-pregnant wife. His riding buddies took to his stay-athome bike and soon enough the concept burst into a fitness phenomenon. For Don Cameron, it wasnt love at first spin, not at all. I play a lot of competitive squash, and I wanted to do more cardio training,Ž he says, minutes before a late-afternoon class at LA Fitness in Palm Beach Gardens. Spinning didnt appeal to me at first. I was looking for that contact sport, not really paying attention to the benefits of spinning.Ž Benefits such as calorie-burn and weight loss and muscle development. Benefits such as cardiovascular health and camaraderie. Once he caught on to Meet the spin master whose class is the hottest in town BY MARY JANE FINEmjfine@floridaweekly.comCAMERON SEE SPIN, A9 X


A2 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY WHY DOOR TO BALLOON TIME MATTERS DURING A HEART A TTACK. 561.625.5070THE HEART ATTACK RISK ASSESSMENT ITS FREE.ITS Door to balloon time measures the time it takes for a hospital to get a heart attack patient from its ER to its cath lab to open blocked arteries. The goal is 90 minutes. More is bad. Less is good. One team in this region is consistently doing it in less than 60 minutes. This 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. Got hot wheels? Like to look at hot wheels? The 4th annual car show and museum car and truck show to raise funds for the Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation is March 11 in North Palm Beach. The South East Rods & Customs Cars of Dreams MuseumŽ Car & Truck Show will present the hottest cars and trucks in Florida for a day of family fun. A vast selection of restored classics and new luxury cars will compete for awards in the judged show. Fans can enjoy the free show and will have a special invitation to visit the private Cars of Dreams Museum, hous-ing one of the worlds greatest car col-lections. Rarely open to the public, the museum displays 100 classic cars set in a replica of 1950s Small Town USA. The day also features raffles, a 50/50 drawing, entertainment, food and bev-erages. An exciting addition this year is a raffle for a 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. Tickets for the raffle are $20 each. The show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum doors, however, are open 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The time of the raffle will be about 3:30 p.m. The Cars of Dreams Museum and the adjacent lot for the show are located on U.S. 1, just south of Northlake Boulevard in North Palm. The car show is free. Admission to the museum is a $10 donation to Hos-pice. Car pre-registration for the show is $20 and includes two tickets to the museum. Car registration the day of the show is $25 per car. For information, call Lauryn Barry at 494-6884 or email To register for the car show, see All of the proceeds from the event go to Hospice of Palm Beach County. Q See rare classic cars, enter your own during Hospice fundraiser SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach this month offers the 33rd annual Hatsume Fair, Japanese language classes, a sushi work-shop and new exhibits, along with a host of other art and cultural classes. On March 17 and 18, the Morikami will host its Hatsume Fair. Celebrating the first bud of spring, the Morikamis largest annual event transforms the nor-mally tranquil Morikami Park into a unique Japanese spring festival. The fair features three stages with continuous entertainment, including taiko drum-mers, a Japanese tea ceremony, flower arranging, martial art demonstrations, bonsai and orchid demonstrations, and much more. Also included are avenues of artisan booths, plant sales, Asian and American food vendors and childrens activities. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, rain or shine. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children 4-17 and free for museum members and children 3 and under. Through May 6, the museum offers the exhibit Old Techniques, New Inter-pretations: Japanese Prints from the 1950s to the 21st Century, From the Col-lection of Paul and Christine Meehan.Ž Its free with paid admission, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibition features more than 60 prints that celebrate more than 40 years of sosaku hanga masters from Kiyoshi Sait (1907-1997) to Toko Shinoda (b. 1913), among many others. Also through May 6 is Mariko Kusumoto: Unfolding Stories,Ž shown at the same time and in the gallery as well. Japanese artist Mariko Kusumoto transforms extraordinary metal sculp-tures and a variety of found objects and intricate ephemera into music boxes, clocks and other constructions with multiple doors, compartments, drawers and moving parts. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The Morikami is at 4000 Morikami Park Road in Delray Beach. For more information, see or call 495-0233. Q Morikami Museum hosts fair, classes, workshops and exhibits COURTESY PHOTO The “Cars of Dreams Museum,” which includes hot rods shown here, will be open during the fundraiser for Hospice of Palm Beach County.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


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A4 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 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.comCirculationShawn 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. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, thinks that Iran is a rational actor.Ž He is indisput-ably correct. Tehran couldnt have made itself into the worlds foremost exporter of terror and extended its tentacles throughout the Middle East without resorting to ratio-nal calculation. Thats obvious. What Dempsey is implying, though, is that a regime capable of such calculation can necessarily be deterred if it gets a nuclear weapon. Thats an unsupportable leap. If the Soviets, the famous evil empireŽ bristling with thousands of nuclear weap-ons, could be deterred, why not Iran? The Soviet leadership became more prag-matic over time. After Nikita Khrushchev renounced Josef Stalin, it didnt believe that war with its enemies was imminent and inevitable. Irans religio-ideological fire, in contrast, is still burning hot. From our perspective, there is no point in establishing a theocracy, killing innocents abroad, pursuing sectarian war, crushing protesters, denying the Holo-caust and threatening Israel with annihi-lation, either. From the point of view of the Western liberal tradition, the Islamic Republic itself makes no sense. Yet there it is, withstanding punishing economic sanctions to pursue the weapon that the regime wouldnt want in the first place if it accepted international norms. A highly ideological leadership with a sense of desperate urgency is the enemy of deterrence. In 1941, Dean Acheson rightly said: No rational Japanese could believe an attack on us could result any-thing but disaster.Ž Except the Japanese „ driven by a sense of honor alien to us „ believed that they only had two choices: getting squeezed out of China by the U.S., or launching a risky war. Even in the Cold War, deterrence almost failed. During the Cuban Mis-sile Crisis, the airstrike and invasion pushed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff might well have unwittingly prompted a nuclear exchange. The defense secretary at the time, the late Bob McNamara, maintained that we lucked out.Ž Ah, yes, that crucial backstop to deterrence „ luck. The Israelis can be forgiven for not feeling very lucky. Do we think Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will establish a red telephoneŽ to smooth out misunder-standings after Iran goes nuclear? The Iranian regime is factionalized, and it is sure to be the most fanatical elements that control the nukes. It also is prone to bouts of popular unrest threatening its existence. If the regime ever believes it is going down, national martyrdom might look gloriously alluring. In March 1945, Adolf Hitler gave his infamous Nero Decree, essentially call-ing for the destruction of Germany. After the first U.S. atomic attack on Hiroshima, the Japanese war minister mused about how wonderful it would be if his nation were destroyed like a beautiful flower.Ž It is in this tradition that former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani „ a relative pragmatist „ said that even one nuclear bomb inside Israel will destroy everything. However, it will only harm the Islamic world. It is not irrational to contemplate such an eventuality.Ž On his own perverse terms, Rafsanjanis reasoning is unassailable. Hes just another rational actor.Ž Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. c c c l t R i rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONIran’s terrible rationality GUEST OPINIONMarch is Seagrass Awareness Month KATIE TRIPP, PH.D.Director of Science & ConservationSave the Manatee ClubMarch signals springtime in Florida „ the longer days and warmer weather can create ideal conditions for fishing, kayaking, boating or stand up paddle boarding in Floridas estuaries and other coastal waterways. It is fitting, then, that March is also Seagrass Aware-ness Month because sea-grass beds are such an important component of our coastal waterways. According to a recent report by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-tion Commission, 2.2 mil-lion acres of seagrasses have been documented in Florida waters, providing ecological services worth $20 billion per year. Eco-logical services include habitat values that cannot be measured by a tradi-tional economic scale … i.e. the value of providing habitat to juvenile sport fish or food for manatees and sea turtles. Seagrass beds also pro-vide direct economic benefits to Florida through fishing charters and ecotourism businesses. The condition of Floridas seagrasses varies in different regions. Seagrasses in the Keys are believed to be stable, while those in certain areas of Southwest Florida and the Panhandle are declining. Seagrasses along Floridas east coast have been showing an increasing trend, and South Florida contains nearly 60 percent of the states seagrasses. How-ever, great losses in seagrass abundance in Brevard County in 2011 caused by environmental factors are a reminder that these ecosystems are vulnerable. Seagrasses are found in clear and relatively shallow waters because their growth is fueled by sunlight. Their occurrence in shallow water makes them susceptible to damage by boats that may try to motor through areas without proper clearance, creating prop scarsŽ in the grass beds. A churn-ing propeller cuts not only the blades of the grasses but uproots and destroys the rhizomes (roots) in the sand, and it can take years for the sediment to support regrowth and allow the scars to heal. To prevent prop scarring, boats should stay in marked deep-water channels while traveling. Flat boats fishing in the sea-grass beds should use poles and trolling motors to move through the water, to avoid damaging seagrasses with their engines. If boaters become stuck in a shallow area with seagrss ses or other submerged resources, they should never use the engine to try to blast free. Instead, they should turn off the engine, shift passenger weight distribution in the boat, and try to move the boat using a long pole or oar. If necessary, one or more passengers can exit the boat and push it to deeper water. Boaters should also use polarized sunglasses to reduce glare and help them see resources like seagrasses located beneath the waters sur-face. Seagrasses are negatively affected by storm-water runoff and algae blooms that block the suns rays since they need sunlight to grow. Storm-water runoff to coastal waters can be reduced by creating swales and reten-tion ponds and using per-vious pavement. Limiting use of fertilizers in land-scapes adjacent to coastal waterways can reduce the nutrient loading that con-tributes to algae blooms. All of us who live and recreate in coastal areas can take steps to make our waters cleaner and protect the seagrasses that are so vitally important to our aquatic ecosystem and economy. Q „ Dr. Tripp has been Save the Manatee Clubs director of science and conservation since May 2008. She received her Ph.D. in veterinary medical sciences from the University of Florida, where she conducted research on manatee physiology. „ For more information, visit www.


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I have come to believe that catching changes and prob-lems early is not only better for my pets but also for my budget. Recently, after just such an exam, I got the news every pet-lover dreads: Theres a spot on the X-ray of my 7-year-old flat-coated retriever. The suspicion? Cancer. Yes, Im devastated. But because the problem was caught on a routine checkup when my dog has no symptoms or other problems, theres a good chance its not the death sen-tence it used to be. Thats because canine cancer is more treatable than ever before, with many dogs living for years after their diagnosis with an excellent quality of life. Of course, its far better to avoid cancer completely, if you can, and here are some ways to reduce the risk: Q Adopt a healthy dog that fits into your lifestyle. If youre considering a purebred dog, know that cancer hits some breeds more than others „ in breeds such as gold-en and flat-coated retrievers and Bernese Mountain dogs, the chances of a dog being diagnosed young with cancer is very high indeed. Mixed breeds can and do get cancer, of course, but in those breeds with elevated cancer risks, the situation is more likely whenŽ your dog will get cancer, not if.Ž While reputable breeders are working hard to reduce those numbers, some now believe sweeping change in breeding practices to introduce outcrossesŽ to closed gene pools will be needed in many breeds. Q Feed your dog a high-quality diet made by a reputable company or a home-prepared diet prepared with the help of your veterinar-ian. Start with the amount of food recom-mended for your dog and adjust accordingly with how your pets body responds. Q Add omega-3 fatty acids (also known as n-3, found in fish oils and other sources) to potentially reduce the risk of developing cancer. Q Spay or neuter your dog early in life. Spaying and neutering have been shown to be an effective method of preventing cancer. Spaying has a significant effect of preventing breast cancer if it is done before a dog goes into her first heat cycle. Q Keep your dog fit with regular daily exercise. Q Eliminate exposure to environmental carcinogens such as pesticides, coal or kero-sene heaters, herbicides, pas-sive tobacco smoke, asbestos, radiation and strong electro-magnetic fields. Each one of these factors has been suggest-ed to increase the risk of cancer in your dog (and in you). Q Get regular wellness exams for your pet because the earlier cancer is discovered, the more treatment options you have. Yes, I did all those things, and still ... cancer. But I know that even for those dogs that cannot be cured, most that are treated are still able to enjoy an improved, robust life for longer than many would have dreamed possible. In most situations, animals under-going cancer treatment experience limited to no decrease in their quality of life. Almost all dogs with cancer can be helped, with the assistance of a good veterinary team. That, and money. Which is why I cant tell you how very grateful I am today that I have long believed in and paid for pet health insurance. Because along with the savings Ive set aside for just this sort of veterinary crisis, the decisions Ill be making will be for my dogs quality of life only, and not because I cant afford to treat her. Q Pets of the WeekTo adopt a pet PET TALESThe Big CCancer is never good news, but many pets are now living longer and living better>> Max is a 2-year-old neutered male foxhound lab mix. He can be a bit stubborn, but has learned how to sit on command. He loves playing catch and fetching toys. He weighs 58 pounds and would do best with active adults. >> Gouda Cheese is a 3-year-old neutered cat. 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Said the love-struck Mr. Jonsson (certainly truthfully), to the newspaper Expressen, I have never met anyone like (Michelle).Ž The pair will almost certainly remain locked up for-ever, but Ms. Gustafsson, on the Inter-net, wrote that she hopes they will be released, to live together and have dogs and pursue our hobbies, piercing and tattoos.ŽGhosts in the newsQ Michael West, 41, of Fond du Lac, Wis., at first said his wife hurt herself by falling, but finally acknowledged that she was attacked „ but by ghosts, not by him. (He was charged, anyway, in Janu-ary.) Q Anthony Spicer, 29, was sentenced in January in Cincinnati after being discov-ered at an abandoned school among cop-per pipes that had been cut. He denied prosecutors assertions that he was col-lecting scrap metal „ because he said he was actually looking for ghosts, since the school is supposed to be haunted.Ž IroniesQ The 547-acre FBI Academy on the grounds of Quantico (Va.) Marine Base houses a firing range on which about a million bullets a month are shot by agents in training, but it also happens to be a de facto wildlife refuge for the simple fact that the academy is off-limits to Virginia hunters. Thus, according to a December ABC News dispatch, deer learn that, despite the gunfire (some-times at astonishingly close range as they wander by the targets), none of them ever gets hit. The academy is also a sanctuaryŽ for foxes, wild turkeys and other critters. Q Equity Lifestyle Properties of Chicago fired receptionist Sharon Smiley after 10 years service because she vio-lated company policy by declining to stop working during her lunch hour. (The companys strict policy is apparently based on avoiding liability for overtime pay, but Smiley had in fact clocked out for lunch while remaining at her desk.) Ms. Smiley subsequently applied for unem-ployment benefits, but the administrator denied them because the firing was for insubordination. However, in January, a state appeals court granted the benefits. Q A South Carolina circuit court ruled in December that the sales contract on a former theater in downtown Laurens, S.C., was binding and that the rightful owner is the African-American-head-ed New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church „ even though the propertys only current tenant is the Redneck Shop, which features Confederacy and Ku Klux Klan merchandise. (New Beginning pur-chased the church in 1997 from a Klan member who was unloading it because of a personal rift with the head klansman who wanted it back after they recon-ciled.)Latest human rightsLibrarians typically can shush patrons whose conversation disturbs others, but, at least in Washington state, librarians are powerless to prevent another dis-turbanceŽ „ when a pornography users computer screen disgusts other library patrons who inadvertently glimpse it. A visitor to the Seattle Public Library complained in February that the librar-ian said she was bound by a 2010 state supreme court decision upholding the right of consumers of otherwise-legal pornography not to be censored.Non-humans’ human rightsQ Elena Zakharova of New York City became the most recent litigant to chal-lenge a state law that regards pets as propertyŽ (and that, thus, the owner of an injured or disfigured pet is entitled to no more consideration than for a defec-tive appliance). She sued a pet store that had sold her a dog with allegedly bum knees and hips, claiming that dogs are living creatures that feel love and pain, that have souls, and that should be compensated for their pain and suffering. The case is pending. Q In February, a federal judge in San Diego, Calif., heard arguments by Peo-ple for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that SeaWorld was confining its show whales in violation of the U.S. Con-stitutions 13th Amendment (the Civil War-era prohibition of slavery). Two days later, he ruled that the amendment applies only to human slavery. Q Compelling explanationsQ In December, music teacher Kevin Gausepohl, 37, was charged in Tacoma, Wash., Municipal Court with commu-nicating with a minor for immoral pur-poses, allegedly convincing a 17-year-old female student that she could sing better if she tried it naked. Mr. Gausepohl later told an investigator of his excitement about experimenting at the human par-ticipant levelŽ to determine how sexual arousal affects vocal range. The girl complied with some ofŽ Mr. Gausepohls requests, but finally balked and turned him in. Q Rock Dagenais, 26, pleaded guilty recently to weapons charges after creat-ing a siege by bringing a knife, a sawed-off rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition to a Quebec elementary school. He eventually surrendered peacefully and said he was only trying to send the kids a message not to disrespect each other by bullying.


A8 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYSELLINGFrom page A1 YOUR AD HERErightsŽ on state-owned property to public or private interests. All they have to do is pass four proposed bills, the brainchild of Rep. Irv Slosberg, a Democrat from Boca Raton. For those who read English but remain uninitiated in American cul-ture, naming rightsŽ is not listed in the Declaration of Independence or the United States Constitution, nor is it the vision of the Founding Fathers. But it remains a nearly sacrosanct concept used synonymously with the term, ad space.Ž What kind of property should be used for ad space? Anything the state of Florida owns that we could possibly sell,Ž Rep. Slosberg told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel recently. Im an entre-preneur, I know how to generate revenue,Ž he added confidently, speaking to the Miami Herald. No, that does not mean selling off state employees, in spite of what some may wish. But it could mean selling ad space where they work and on what they drive. Its innovative thinking,Ž says Rep. Aubuchon, proving not only that hes capable of bipartisan thought but of listening to the other fellows idea, whatever it is. Rep. Aubuchon, after all, is a Cape Coral Republican and influential House leader now in the hotly contested race for Rep. Connie Macks seat in the U.S. House of Rep-resentatives.The proposed bills themselvesHundreds of millions of dollars are at stake, and in tough economic times, too. Nevertheless, Rep. Slosbergs initial suggestions show some restraint. House Bills 19, 181, 185 and 1137, sponsored either by Rep. Slosberg himself or by him in tandem with a colleague (see specifically propose selling naming rights to the following: State highways, toll roads, toll plazas and rest areas. State greenways and bike trails, too, not to mention the sides of school buses and school cafeterias, are ripe for the pitch, in Rep. Slos-bergs view. And for a few hundred million dollars „ Rep. Slosberg has estimated $600 million in a year „ why not? In our economic tightness right now, it seems like some of (this) might be a good idea,Ž says Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, a Naples Republican, another bipartisan think-er and a member of the Southwest Florida legislative delegation. Like her and the Republicans who dominate the legislature, Rep. Slosberg is not in favor of raising taxes, he has said. Instead, hes in favor of mak-ing money the old-fashioned American way: by selling something. Two of the bills „ HB 19 and HB 181 (school buses and greenways and trails, respectively) „ had already moved through the subcommittee pro-cess in the House at press time, and HB 19 passed in a 108-7 vote on Feb. 29. Part of the appeal of these bills is that they create advertising as an option by local governments or school districts, and not as a mandate. Not only that, but they stipulate guidelines: Signs are limited to a maximum size „ 6 feet by 2 feet, or smaller, depend-ing on the venue. And (in the case of would-be advertising on school buses), there would be no promotion of such products as alcohol or tobacco on school buses or in school cafeterias. As a final plus, money collected from the selling of ad space on public properties would be used to help pay the costs of maintaining those proper-ties „ roads and facilities, parks and bike paths, schools. Advertising on government property is not a new concept,Ž explains Rep. Aubuchon. For example, when youre driving and you exit the interstate, you often see blue signs „ theyre called logo signs, with the names of nearby businesses (restaurants, motels, gas stations, food stores). Thats a form of private-market advertising that helps add money to the transportation bud-get. So Rep. Slosbergs concept is taking that a step further. It does raise the question: At what point is it too much? But taxes are high enough. This is a way in which the private sector can contribute to the overall revenue stream of state and local governments, through advertising. I feel its a reason-able idea if its done in a tasteful way.ŽNot so fast, palBut one persons reasonable may be another persons ridiculous. Some citizens have serious reservations about the name-for-money game on public property. I am extremely opposed to the advertising on school buses. Is noth-ing sacred? Kids are bombarded with advertising everywhere. Its going to be overload,Ž says Denise LeBlanc, ESOL coordinator at Forest Hill High School in West Palm Beach. There is another side to that.Katie Deits, executive director at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Teques-ta, says she conditionally might sup-port the advertising. It depends on where the money is going. If it were going to help teachers buy supplies for their class-rooms, I would be all for it,Ž she says. Teachers have to pay for their own supplies and are not reimbursed. Our economy depends on good schools.Ž And it depends on the type of advertising. I wouldnt want anything that is unhealthful for the children or harm-ful to the county. Nothing dishonest or unhealthy,Ž she says. I honestly dont think its a bad idea. Ive been thinking I want an artmobile. Heck, if someone wanted to sponsor one, Id plaster their name all over the side of it.Ž Ms. LeBlanc also frets about HB 181. I think they should name everything after a conservationist. I dont want to be walking down American Airlines Avenue, thank you very much,Ž she says, referring to a 1993 vote in which Delray Beach allowed groups and individuals to pay to rename streets „ Northeast Eighth Street became George Bush Boule-vard, for example. Its just this ber-commercialization of everything. Doesnt every American have a TV?Ž Tequesta artist and former political science instructor David Willison is pragmatic. If you fill every public space with advertising, what does that say about our private space? You really cant go anywhere without seeing advertis-ing,Ž he says. I was watching the Honda Classic the other day on TV, and the golf-ers were covered in advertising,Ž Mr. Willison says, musing that years ago Jack Nicklaus had his own Golden Bear line of clothes, but there was little else, logo-wise. The logo-ization of America is such that everyone in America is like a stock car,Ž he says. One question posed by many who are considering Rep. Slosbergs proposal is pragmatic: What about state-owned properties that already have names, like the Ronald Reagan Turnpike? No problem.Rep. Slosberg suggests leaving honorary names on such properties but simply adding the names of spon-sors. Another problem would be how to sell the rights and how much to sell them for. Prices have not been suggested, but lease requirements have: a minimum of a year, for posted signs. Advertising on school buses might be more temporary. If the state follows through on Rep. Slosbergs bill proposals, he estimates a $600 million windfall. We are floating in red ink; we need it,Ž he said recently, referring to the states estimated $3.5 billion defi-cit while speaking to a daily newspa-per. Q „ Staff writer Scott Simmons contributed to this report.


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I buy a prop-erty with the understand-ing that I will renovate it from top to bottom and make sure that home is better than any in the neighborhood. We buy any house in any condi-tion, typically between $100,000 and $300,000.Ž On this day, his focus is on spinning. And on this day, as every day, his class is full: 39 ardent cyclists astride 39 stationary bikes. Two long rows of bikes stretch the length of the room, two shorter rows at either end. Mr. Cameron mounts his bike, facing them. He fiddles with the knobs on the sound system to his right. Cranks the music up to FULL BLAST. Barks into his headset microphone: Keep those knees in tight! Start pulling those shoulders in! Is the front row ready?Ž WooOOoo!Ž howls the group.Is the back row ready?WooOOoo!ŽAnd theyre off, pedaling, pumping, standing, sitting, leaning onto the handlebars. Spinning uses three basic positions and multiple permutations of speed and resistance for sprints and climbs. This is not a class for slackers. Standing tall!Ž Mr. Cameron calls out. The group is upright now, backs straight, fannies off bike seats. A little taller! All right, guys, were gonna move it into Position Three.Ž They hunker forward, as if pressing for an imaginary finish line, heads low, knees churning. The music pounds with an intensity that matches their own. You got it! Stay with me, Nancy! All right, Mitchell!Ž He knows every name, routinely calls out praise and encouragement. His stu-dents could double for his fan club. Justin Garcia is a buff 55, could pass, easily, for a decade or two younger. Some instructors put you out there on the road,Ž he says, meaning they have you picture yourself grinding along a highway, but with (Don), its like a dance party.Ž The payoff? Mr. Garcia offers a wide grin. Ill repeat it,Ž he says. Im 55 years old. I lead a healthy life.Ž Nicolette Anderson is high on energy and high on spinning, too. I can tell you, after I spin and I go home, my face is lit up,Ž she says, beaming a satisfied smile. I like what it does for my body, my legs, my glutes.Ž At 48, shes anoth-er one who looks a generation younger. Accelerate!Ž Mr. Cameron orders, raising an arm. Seconds later, he lowers it, the motion like an orchestra conduc-tors for softer, quieter. Decelerate! Burn those calories!Ž WooOOoo!Ž comes the chorus.Fifteen minutes into the hour-long workout, a sheen of perspiration glis-tens on bare arms, T-shirts darken with patches of sweat. The white-haired Mr. Cameron is a bit out of breath, but only a bit. People 25 ƒ 35 ƒ 45 ƒ 55 years old see me teaching and they know Im older,Ž he has said earlier. Just how old is carefully guarded knowledge. My typical answer is, When it comes to age, weight and height, you have to ask my doctor.Ž Still, he says, his seniority is a motivator: They say to themselves, Boy, if he can do it, I can do it.Ž He can. They can. And they do. The idea is to simulate the real thing, a bike ride through all manner of terrain. Easy glides and uphill slogs. Smooth going and tough stuff. A flywheel controls the bikes resistance. A loose flywheel brake means easy pedaling; the tighter it gets, the greater diffi-culty pedaling. Mr. Camerons classes mix beginners with seasoned cyclists. One new spinner has joined todays class. A half-hour in, shes the one with the reddest cheeks. Still, shes keeping up, not giving up. There is, Mr. Cameron says, a built-in competitiveness in these classes. We urge every person to go at their own pace,Ž says Ben Johnson, the fitness centers general manager, until they can be at the same pace as the instructor.Ž Don Cameron, he notes, is the most popular instruc-tor we have. A line forms for his classes a half-hour before class begins.Ž Eloise Zeeman admits to having serious doubts before she stood in that line. A yoga teacher at LA Fitness whose sassy twin ponytails belie her age „ shes 50 „ she recalls striding past Mr. Camerons door with disdain. I thought it was most annoying. Noisy. I thought, Whats wrong with those people? Why are they screaming?Ž Then she tried it. Now, shes one of those WooOOoo screamers herself. Hes the most inspiring person,Ž she says of Mr. Cameron. The line for his class goes around the block.Ž The noise Ms. Zeeman speaks of, the noise that envelopes the cyclists and pours from the classroom, is specially selected music. It thumps. It pounds. It pushes. Like a choreographer, Mr. Cameron underscores movement with rhythmic sound: Thus Spoke Zarathustra,Ž the theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey;Ž Nickelbacks When We Stand Together;Ž Adeles Set Fire to the Rain;Ž and „ a favorite of his, a mantra „ Electric Light Orchestras Dont Bring Me Down.Ž Midway through the class, droplets of sweat polka-dot the floor beneath the bikes. Breathing grows heavier. Eyes squeeze shut, and smiles turn to gri-maces. Now, as the cyclists pain levels become apparent, the music encour-ages them to press on. It rushes on „ loud, louder „ and so do they. Pick it up!Ž he calls. Pick it up? Where is UP from here? But then a rest. Just a few seconds, but enough, until they stand again, sit again, hunker forward again and pedal, pedal, pedal. Natalie Marshall, a native of Trinidad, has been Mr. Camerons student for four years. She is, he says, one of the best athletes Ive run into in years.Ž He is, she says, a Caribbean lilt to her voice, a perfectionist.Ž And more: Hes great. Don gets it out of you. You dont feel like youre exercising. You feel like youre dancing.Ž She discovered his class, as she says, the way others did, going to the gym, and you hear this music and you see how full his classes are and you want to be part of that.Ž Caught up in the moment, in the music, the cyclists pedal on and on. Cmon!Ž Mr. Cameron barks. Spin with me!Ž Q SPINFrom page A1 COURTESY PHOTO In addition to teaching a spin class, Don Cameron owns a We Buy Ugly Houses franchise.


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Jana pulled the pillow around her head tighter, praying the baby would go back to sleep or her husband, Steve, would get up, just this once. She knew he had an important meeting with his biggest client first thing in the morning, but, frankly, shed had it. She was overwhelmed and exhausted, and lately, it seemed like he hadnt followed through with any of his promises to help out more. She was tired and cranky and it didnt take much for the two of them to get caught in an argument or to retreat in stony silence. During her pregnancy, Jana and Steve had anticipated becoming new parents with great excitement. They had smugly considered themselves to be among the most enlightenedŽ of their professional friends. They prided themselves on having not only a passionate bond but a strong, respectful friendship. Both had worked hard to succeed in their respective careers and brainstormed tirelessly to come up with a solution that would respect each others roles and aspirations. They pledged to support each other as they faced the inevitable challenges of becoming new parents. After much deliberation, Jana decided it would make sense to take a leave of absence from her position. Steve had agreed that being a stay-at-home mother was a full-time job, in and of itself, and that he would actively participate with her in the child-care and household responsibilities. What they could not have anticipated was the impact that life events, stress, hormones and fatigue would have on their intentions.Sadly, there are many studies that have documented a decrease in marital satisfaction after the arrival of a baby. The transition to parenthood can be stressful and frightening to even the most well-adjusted couples. In a mat-ter of months, the partners face major adjustments to their individual, rela-tionship and career roles at a time when they are getting less sleep and limited quality time to be alone together. Despite well-thought-out preparations, most couples have difficulty anticipating the wide range of feel-ings theyll experience as they attempt to stay intimately connected to their partner, while bonding with the baby. Although todays couples often profess to be more egalitarian in accepting parental roles, they may not anticipate how one or both of them will begin to shift into more traditional roles. Each feels misunderstood, and resents the other for not understanding their stresses and fears. The mother may have difficulty relinquishing some of her maternal ministra-tions to her partner, believing he will not be as effective as she in tending to the baby. If he assumes some of the responsibilities, she may feel that in some way shes slacked off. She may feel bewildered or frightened by the hormonal surges or fatigue. She may be conflicted about choices between career and motherhood, and resent the polarized messages or judgments she receives from family, friends and col-leagues about the decision she made. The new father may immerse himself into his career, convinced this is the most dedicated step he can take for the well-being of the family. He may become resentful when asked to take on child-care duties when he feels overwhelmed and needs to unwind. He may feel guilty if he doesnt ultimately embrace the additional responsibilities he enthusiastically promised to assume. When a couple divvies up their waking hours to focus on baby, work, house-hold and errands, whats often left for grabs is the amount of time left over for their personal needs or each other. Much of the time, theres little energy or interest for their intimate lives. They may find themselves short-tempered, working against each other, rather than collaboratively. Each may feel hurt and resentful when their partner seems unappreciative of the efforts they DO make. Understandably, this compromis-es their closeness and affection. Rather than focus on the discouraging stresses new parents often face, we should take this opportunity to high-light the steps motivated couples take to ensure their intimacy and connection at a time in their lives that can prove to be enormously gratifying. When couples stay mindful of the fact that they would like to remain best friends and support each other in a lov-ing way throughout, they can commit to relating to each other openly and respectfully. They can approach their problems as an ongoing joint challenge. Taking the time to put themselves in the others shoes and agreeing to listen without judgment should create a cli-mate of shared collaboration. Letting each other know they are interested in the others daily challenges, whether mundane or complex, adds to the inti-macy and goodwill. If the new mother finds she is weepy and despondent, it may be due to hor-monal post-partum changes. Consulting with her physician at this time is cru-cial, as there are medical and psycho-social supportive interventions that can offer huge relief. Getting enough sleep, eating properly and staying physically healthy is important. A baby can bring tremendous joy when couples work together to anticipate and head off the minefields that stand in their way. Q Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. A Palm Beach Gardens resident, she holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Gardens office at 630-2827, or at HEALTHY LIVINGNew parents need to remember their friendship, and keep talking linda


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 NEWS A15 Open HouseSUND A Y11 a.m. 3 p.m. REASON #3 TO LIVE THE WOODLANDS EXPERIENCEAND THERE ARE DOZENS OF OTHER REASONS JUST LIKE THIS ONE! Sabatello Homes has built over 600 homes in seven different Ibis neighborhoods and has returned to offer The Woodlands. The last new construction opportunity at Ibis Golf & Country Club … the only community in the country that boasts three Nicklaus family-designed golf courses. Set amid a backdrop of natural beauty, the hurricane-resistant homes, with ENERGY STAR rating, can be personalized to your tastes. With fabulous dining, tennis, “ tness, spa, and a variety of other amenities, what will be your favorite reason to live at The Woodlands? Visit our model home located at 6723 Sparrow Hawk Drive.The Real Estate Company at Ibis)BIS"OULEVARD7EST0ALM"EACH&,sWWWIBISGOLF COMWOODLANDSScan this QR code to experience more.CHOOSE YOUR DREAM HOME AT THE WOODLANDS. FLOOR PLANS AVAILABLE FROM THE LOW $400s. BROKERS WELCOME. INQUIRE AT 888.635.0380. Advanced cardiac care: It takes a team mike COWLINGCEO, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center During a heart attack, the heart can literally stop beating; however, lives can be saved when the pulse of the Emergency Medical System and hospi-tal teams are in sync and ready to act quickly. Fast response is key, which is why we have been using an advanced EMS communication, the LIFENET System, since 2008. The LIFENET System offers us critical additional minutes to prepare our team for appropriate intervention even before the patient arrives. EMS and our hospital team work together to help patients get the cardiac treatment they need quicker. With this technology and collaboration, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has been able to reduce time to treatment, known as door-to-balloon time (D2B), for patients who experi-ence a dangerous type of heart attack known as STEMI. There are two kinds of heart attacks. The STEMI, or ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, is the more severe type that is identified by an electrocardiogram (ECG) test. During a STEMI, the coronary artery is com-pletely blocked by a blood clot and essentially all the heart muscle being supplied by the artery begins to die. The American Heart Association estimates that close to 400,000 people in the U.S. experience STEMI every year. The quicker patients receive treatment, which may include balloon angioplasty and stent placement in the cardiac cath-eterization lab, the more likely they are to have a positive outc ome. D2B is a measurement in emergency cardiac care that starts with the patients arrival in the emergency department and ends when a catheter is inserted, restoring blood flow to the heart. The AHA and American College of Cardiology recommend a guideline of treatment in 90 minutes or less. At Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, we are consistently performing with a D2B time of less than 60 minutes. We are firmly committed to exceed-ing even the maximum recommended D2B time, which means quicker care for our patients and a better chance for improved o utc omes. Much of this success can be attributed to our collabora-tion with local EMS and the LIFENET System. This is just one example of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Centers advanced approach to our communitys heart care. With its combined efforts, we ranked in the top 5 percent in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services by Health-Grades, and also received the Get With The Guidelines„Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the AHA. We encourage you to learn more about cardiac care at our hospital. For a free referral to a cardiologist on the medical staff at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, see Q For more information on upcoming lectures and heart health screenings, call 625-5070.


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Established in the fall of 2010, the foundation is tasked with raising funds to support the scientific mis-sion, objectives and programs of MPFI, which is the sole U.S.-based institute of Germanys pres-tigious Max Planck Society. Our first few years in South Florida have been truly remarkable. We have brought world-class scientists to the area, including our CEO and scien-tific director, Dr. David Fitzpatrick, and have established programs to enhance science education locally, such as the Brain Bee Challenge and the public lecture series,Ž said Dr. Claudia Hill-inger, MPFIs vice president of insti-tute development and president of the foundation. If we are to continue this momentum and propel our potentially world-changing research forward in the coming decades, its vital that we con-tinue to strengthen and expand the reach of the foundation.Ž The foundation recently appointed Stephanie Langlais as director of major gifts. The foundations board of directors is chaired by George T. Elmore, founder and president of Hardrives Inc., who is also the first $1 million contributor to the capital campaign. Patricia B. Lester, co-owner of a Florida-based private investment firm, serves as secretary; and Erik Joh, of Cypress Trust, serves as treasurer. Additional members of the board of directors are Mark W. Cook of Royal Palm Management; Frank J. Folz III of Airspan Networks Inc.; Kenneth Kahn, president of LRP Publications; Michael V. Mitrione, of Gunster; and Gregory V. Novak of Novak Druce + Quigg, LLP and HalberdCross Private Equity. In 2011, the foundation created a steering committee specifically tasked with supporting a capital campaign. Although MPFI was established through funding from the State of Florida, Palm Beach County and the Town of Jupiter, after a 10-year period it will become dependent on philanthropy, grants and commercial activities in order to under-write its annual operating budget in the future. The goal of the Frontiers Campaign is to build an initial endowment of $40 million that will serve as the foundation of the permanent endowment needed to ensure the instit utes fu ture su ccess, and raise and additional $10 million toward equipment for the new building. The steering committee is chaired by board member Mark Cook and includes fellow board members Frank Folz, Michael Mitrione, Kenneth Kahn, as well as R.Adm. Phil Whitacre, Ray S. Celedinas, president and CEO of Celedinas Insurance Group, Michael J. Bracci of Northern Trust and Elizabeth Neuhoff. Our committee believes strongly in the work being done at the Max Planck Florida Institute,Ž said Mr. Cook. Researchers are using innovative tech-nologies to explore the neural circuits in the brain at the level necessary to achieve major advancements in the understanding and treatment of neu-rological disorders. Targeted disorders include Alzheimers, Parkinsons, Hun-tingtons, autism and schizophrenia.Ž The foundation has also launched a Friends Program that includes business and community leaders from around the state and beyond. They held their first event in January that included a tour of the new building in Jupiter. The foundation also recently announced a partnership with the Quan-tum Foundation to sponsor a series of private receptions in conjunction with the MPFI winter lecture series. The second season of the popular series is currently underway. On March 27, Dr. Sami Solanki, director at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, will discuss the mysteries of the sun. On the addition of Ms. Langlais, Dr. Hillinger said: As our director of major gifts, Stephanie will play a key role in the success of our current capital cam-paign and of all the foundations work going forward. We have no doubt that her strong track record in all aspects of fundraising will be an enormous asset as we continue to plan for the future.Ž In her new role, Ms. Langlais is responsible for directing, managing and coordinating all activities related to the procurement of major gifts, including individual donations. She will also work on building strategic donor recognition programs through the creation of mul-tiple giving societies. Prior to joining the foundation, Ms. Langlais spent 14 years in the insurance industry, working her way from the agency side of the business to under-writing, before transitioning her career into the nonprofit arena. Most recently, she was the director of donor development for the Palm Beaches-Treasure Coast Region of the American Red Cross. For more information, see Q Max Planck Florida Foundation ramps up for opening and names new director of major giftsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYLANGLAIS COURTESY PHOTO George Elmore and Claudia Hillinger Scripps Florida scientists have been awarded $3.1 million by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study and develop several new compounds that could prove to be effective in con-trolling pain without the unwanted side effects common with opiate drugs, such as morphine, Oxycontin and Vicoden. Laura Bohn, an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Thera-peutics and Neuroscience at Scripps Research, and Thomas Bannister, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and associate scientific director in the Translational Research Institute at Scripps Research, will serve as joint principal investigators for the new five-year study. Their study will focus on four new classes of com-pounds that appear to differ fundamen-tally from opiates in the side effects that they can produce. Once we more fully understand how these com-pounds work, we expect to optimize and develop them as novel drugs,Ž said Ms. Bohn. We hope to produce potent pain relievers with-out the problems associated with cur-rent treatments.Ž The adverse side effects of morphine and other opiate drugs can range from the uncomfortable „ constipation „ to the dangerous „ addiction, respiratory suppression and death by overdose. While the new compounds bind and activate the same receptor as morphine „ the mu opioid receptor or MOR „ they do so in a way that avoids recruit-ing the protein beta arrestin 2. Genetic studies have shown that animal mod-els lacking beta-arrestins experience robust pain relief with diminished side effects. In an encouraging sign for further development, compounds in the four chemical classes have already been syn-thesized by Mr. Bannisters medicinal chemistry group. We designed compounds intended to have biological activity in the brain,Ž said Mr. Bannister. While we expected to find pain relievers, we were thrilled to see that some compounds also had the chemical and biological properties necessary for showing reduced side effects. The added financial support should help us build upon these excit-ing results and identify safer pain medi-cations.Ž The Scripps Research Institute is one of the worlds largest independent, non-profit biomedical research organiza-tions. Scripps Research is internationally recognized for its discoveries in immu-nology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neuroscience and vaccine development, as well as for its insights into autoimmune, cardiovascular and infectious diseases. Based in La Jolla, Calif., the institute also includes a cam-pus in Jupiter where scientists focus on drug discovery and technology devel-opment in addition to basic biomedical science. Q Scripps Jupiter scientists awarded $3 million to develop new pain treatments SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYBOHN BANNISTER


A18 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WEEKLY NETWORKING Tire Kingdom corporate staffers volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, in Lake Worth134 2 1. Daniel Alonso2. Tire Kingdom volunteers with future Habitat Homeowner Yolanda Sanchez (in red)3. Victor Grullen4. Jeannette Izquierdo, Kristy Thomas and Tracy Collins5. Barbara Aufenanger and Lisa ChinapenCOURTESY PHOTOS5


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A20 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY Something to “COO” about in West Palm BeachIn 1972, Jack Nicklaus designed his rst, and what many believe his best, course in Florida. Home to championship golf, including The Honda Classic Quali er, the South Florida PGA Championship, U.S. Amateur Quali ers, and two State Opens, Mayacoo still lives up to its original Golf Digest Top 100Ž status. Incomparable golf and full-service country club amenities, coupled with the nest cuisine and social events in the area. Celebrating 40 years of excellence! A limited number of 40th Anniversary memberships are available. MAYACOO LAKES COUNTRY CLUB 9697 MAYACOO CLUB DRIVE WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33411 (561) 793-1703 MAYACOOLAKESCC.COM PHOTO: ARTHUR CICCONI, GOLF SHOTS St. Patricks Day has been celebrated in Ireland for more than a thousand years. The modern celebration on March 17 is a religious holiday in Ireland, with church in the morning, then a parade and dancing, eating and drinking later in the day. American collectors are beginning to look for decorations and memorabilia from St. Patricks Day, often to join their more popular Christmas and Halloween collectibles. Get started on a St. Patricks Day collection before it gains on the other holidays. Look for green, the holidays color. From about 1910 to 1930, holiday candy containers were made in Germany out of cardboard or composition. A green pig, an Irishmans head topped by a tradi-tional hat, and children dressed in Irish costumes were popular shapes. There are many St. Patricks Day postcards from the 1910s and 1920s, too, and Avery Dennison and other companies made green crepe paper and cutouts for holiday tables. In the 1920s, the Japanese also made St. Pat-ricks Day memorabilia featuring the tra-ditional shamrock, leprechaun and pipe. More recent holiday pieces include a red-haired Irish Madame Alexander doll, a green Fenton glass set of bears with bow-ties and shamrocks and even a limited-edi-tion Longaberger basket. A 2005 Boston Red Sox green jersey, a Guinness T-shirt, a Franklin Mint sword and a Hamms beer stein all date from after the 1960s. Most of these items are still inexpensive. And most of them will be found not at auctions but at ephemera shows, garage sales and flea markets. Happy St. Patricks Day. Q: You recently wrote about the dangers of using old baby cribs. Can you explain? I have the one I slept in as a baby in 1942. I have that crib set up for my 10-month-old granddaughter for naps. Is the crib safe?A: Your old crib is not safe. Nearly every crib made before about 10 years ago is not safe. The problems include slats that are too far apart, which can trap a babys head. Slats should be closer than 2 inches apart. Drop sides can crash down and throw a standing toddler onto the floor or trap a baby against the mat-tress. And many early cribs are covered in lead paint. A child chewing on the rails could swallow paint chips and get lead poisoning. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissions homepage ( has a CribsŽ link that provides all the safety information you need. Some collectors use old cribs to hold dolls or stuffed animals. It is illegal to sell old cribs.Q: Back in 1968, I bought a grandfather clock for $275. The plywood cabinet is 75 inches tall and 19 inches wide. Its marked F. ReschŽ inside and is also signed Resch.Ž The brass orna-ments on the case were made in Italy. What can you tell me?A: Your clock was made in Austria by Gebruder Resch (Resch Brothers), a clockmaking firm that oper-ated in Vienna from 1862 to 1871, then in Ebensee, Austria, from 1871 to 1901. Its production peaked in the mid 1880s, when it made 12,000 to 15,000 clocks a year. Today your clock would sell for a price in the thousands. Keep it in good working order.Q: I would like to know the start and stop dates when items were marked Peo-ples Republic of China,Ž Occupied JapanŽ and U.S. ZoneŽ (on German china).A: The presence of a country name on a piece of china helps date the piece. After the passage of the McKinley Tar-iff Act in 1891, china and other goods imported into the United States had to be marked with the country of origin. However, only one piece of a set of china had to be marked and some pieces were marked with a paper label, which could easily fall off. The mark Made in [name of country]Ž usually means the item was made after 1915. Beginning in 1921, the country name had to be written in Eng-lish. At the end of World War II, some new marks were used. The words Occu-pied JapanŽ indicate that a piece was made in Japan betw een 1947 and 1952 when Allied forces occupied the country after World War II. Items marked U.S. ZoneŽ were made in Germany between 1945 and 1949, when Germany was divid-ed into four Allied occupation zones. The Peoples Republic of China was established on Oct. 1, 1949, and still is in existence. Tip: Forged glass signatures, including Steuben, Quezal and Tiffany, are appearing on newer glass. This has been true for years. Do not trust a signature. Be sure the glass is the proper shape and type to have been produced by the origi-nal factory. Some fake marks are written with a diamond-tipped drill; some are acid-stamped. All look real.„ 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 e-mail 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 St. Paddy’s Day memorabilia growing in popularity a s o m b s s terry This embossed, gold-trimmed postcard has an Irish-American patriotic theme. The harp, shamrocks and green sleeve are traditional St. Patrick’s Day symbols.3/8


A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 A21 PALM BEACH GARDENS FLORIDA WEEKLY Casa Mia, a fabulous Mediterranean/mission revival home, is at 196 Valencia Road in historic El Cid in West Palm. Built during the peak of the rocking 1920s real-estate boom, this historic property perfectly represents the best architectural details and charm of that enchanting era. Passing through the wrought-iron gates and the massive cypress Dutch front door, youll be mesmerized by the original fireplace in the living room, the cypress library, the marble entry to the mas-sive dining room with hand-painted ceilings, and the two-story atrium with large skylights. The third-floor observation lounge has a hardwood deck offering spectacular views of Palm Beach across the wide Intracoastal Waterway. The pool sparkles behind privacy walls and shares space with cozy courtyards perfect for an afternoon nap. The property is walled and gated and large enough to enjoy for generations. Fite Shavell & Associates lists this home for $1,950,000. The listing agent is Steve Simpson, 561-262-6263, Q Historic beauty in El Cid


A22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY Views, views and more views!!! Unobstructed panoramic ocean, intracoastal and city views in this stunning 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom condo. Private elevator access which takes you to your condo. Luxury beachfront living at its best in an elegant concierge building. Luxury Condo on Singer Island Rosemary EliasCell 561-373-9845Do not miss this one! Ocean Properties The groundwork is being laid for construction of the new Jewish commu-nity center, to be known as the Mandel JCC, on Hood Road just west of Central Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens. The effort has received a major boost with a $1 million gift, announced Feb. 28, from Bente S. Lyons and the late Daniel Lyons of Palm Beach Gardens. The new buildings gallery will be named the Bente and Daniel Lyons Gal-lery. The glass-enclosed space will be used for art presentations, receptions, meetings and other events. It will be part of a 56,000-squarefoot building and complex named for the JCCs major benefactor, the Mandel Foundation „ Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel „ which provided a $5 million grant toward the $16 million project. Mrs. Lyons said her husband had given $500,000 to the JCC campaign before he died in April 2011 and that afterward, she decided to make an additional gift to create something that would have pleased him and be named after the couple, thus the gallery. We have believed in the JCC mission and in working for the future all our lives,Ž she said, and we thought that a JCC up north on Hood Road would be the best solutionŽ for the communitys needs. The Lyonses are true mensches in every sense of the word,Ž said Paul Gross, JCC of the Palm Beaches presi-dent. They were among the first com-mitted to building the new JCC, without even seeing renderings, just recognizing that our community needed a Jewish community center.Ž We thought the JCC was really important,Ž Mrs. Lyons said. She said she and her late husband had supported the JCC in Rockville, Md., while their children, Lisa and Joshua, were growing up, and that she took them there often. I have very fond memories of that JCC,Ž she said. The family lived in the Washington, D.C., area for 25 years before moving to Naples in 1983, where they lived for eight years until moving to Palm Beach Gardens. The Lyonses have ever since been leaders with the Jewish Federa-tion of Palm Beach County, JCCs part-ner organization; the Anti-Defamation League; American Israel Public Affairs Committee; the Center for Jewish Edu-cation; Jewish Family & Childrens Ser-vice; and Temple Beth David. Mr. Gross said the Lyonses gift is the fourth of $1 million to the fund-raising campaign and that pledges so far have reached $13 million. He noted that there are oppor-tunities for people who dont have as much to share to get their names included in the rolls of givers: Were setting up a whole series of (dedications); we recently sold the flagpole dedication for $18,000, and we have classrooms that run $50,000 and so on.Ž A third prong of the money-raising campaign will be the selling of bricks for $250 to $500 to $1,000, putting the persons name on the brick, or their grandchildrens names or whatever they want to put on it,Ž Mr. Gross said. There will be a patio area specifically for that.Ž Mrs. Lyons has been named honorary chairwoman of that effort, which will begin this spring; Michael Falk serves as chairman. The patio will be near the aquatic complex to be built alongside the new Mandel JCC main building, which will contain an 11,000-square-foot, double-size gymnasium with two basketball courts; an early-childhood learning cen-ter and summer day camp space to handle up to 150 children at a time; and rooms for functional fitness and group fitness courses, including Pilates, Zumba and yoga. The JCC will offer adult pro-grams, bridge games, lectures and chil-drens programs as well, including some for those with special needs. The site will include sports fields and a ropes course, too. Mr. Gross said that the very large aquatics center will be able to han-dle 400 children at a time, with appro-priate game areas, a lap pool, an area for infants and an area for special-needs children as well.Ž He said that plans are moving along apace toward a groundbreaking sometime in late May or June. Weve signed contracts for everything, but the closings wont take place until some-time in April. In the meantime, the architect, Rene Ter-cilla (of Tercilla Courtmanche Archi-tects Inc. of West Palm Beach), is final-izing the detailed plan, giving it to contractors, and we will probably let it out to bid within 30 to 45 days. We hope to get our approvals from Palm Beach Gardens sometime at the end of May, at which time we would stick a shovel in the ground immediately thereafter. The idea is that wed start in June, and theres a lot of site work to be done, bringing the utilities in, but we would be finished and open for business in May of 2013. Thats our target date.Ž For more information about the Mandel JCC and its capital campaign, call the JCC at 689-7700, visit its office at 4803 PGA Blvd., or go to Q New Mandell JCC on schedule; $1 million given for gallery BY CHRIS COURTESY RENDERING The glass-enclosed Bente and Daniel Lyons Gallery will be used for art presentations, recep-tions, meetings and other events at the Mandel JCC. “The Lyonses are true ‘mensches’ in every sense of the word. They were among the rst committed to building the new JCC, without even seeing renderings, just recognizing that our community needed a Jewish community center.” – Paul Gross, president, JCC of the Palm Beaches


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FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B1 SocietySee who’s out and about in Palm Beach County. B10, 14-17 X INSIDE Big tasteSmaller vitners producing powerful wines. B19 XDefinitely “G” Rated Message of “The Lorax” may be lost on adults. B12X WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012Beard burnWhy some women will take a clean-shaven man any day. B2 X Images of the seaPETZOLD Ask photographer Ruth Petzold to jump, and she doesnt ask, How high?Ž She simply dives in. And she has been doing that for the better part of half a century now. Her images appear in the exhibition Sea Crea-tures Above and Below,Ž at the Lighthouse ArtCenter through March 24 Ms. Petzold, a resident of North Palm Beach and an ArtCenter board member, will talk about her adventures from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 15, during the museums 3rd Thurs-day gathering. Photographer Ruth Petzold offers pictures of life in the oceans and along the world’s shores. BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comSEE SEA, B4 X For five years, Festival of the Arts Boca has brought authors and orches-tras, singers and films to South Florida. In its sixth installment, which opens March 8, patrons can expect much same the same at the Count de Hoernle Amphitheatre at Mizner Park. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and part-time Boca Raton resident Doris Kearns Goodwin will return, this time to lecture on The Road to the White House: Presidential Campaigns Past and Present.Ž And a couple of Richard Tucker Award winners, including soprano Angela Meade and tenor James Valenti, and Jennifer Johnson Cano, a Sara Tucker Award winner, will perform a concert titled Opera Goes to the MoviesŽ at 7:30 p.m. March 10. Fans of a certain age will remember Richard Tucker, a lyric tenor whose career covered operas golden era of the mid-20th century. Mr. Tucker died in 1975 at age 61, still in his prime. But the foundation created in his honor has carried on, giving millions of dollars in scholarships and prizes to young artists. Mr. Tuckers son Barry heads that foundation. A part-time resident of Palm Beach, he was excited about hearing the Tuck-er Award winners at the festival. James Valenti, Jennifer Johnson Cano and Angela Meade are the real stars of the future,Ž Mr. Tucker says by phone from Palm Beach.Boca festival to feature high notes and noted speakers BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comSEE FESTIVAL, B4 XMEADE “Billy the Bold,” a great white shark. Photographer Ruth Petzold’s friend Ivi Kimmel helps her caption the images. ABOVE: “Leafy Sea Dragon”LEFT: A pair of manatees. Photographer Ruth Petzold has a special affection for mammals, saying she has been “sort of hugged by them.”


B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY Ive noticed an alarming trend in mens facial hair recently: theres a lot more of it. The overgrowth started a few years ago when the Don Johnson look first made its comeback. Men were showing up with five oclock shadows at nine in the morning, and they embraced a permanent state of scruff that made them look like theyd just come off a hard drunk. Their cheeks felt like sandpaper, but I have to admit: There was something sexy about the rugged unkemptness. But this latest trend in mens facial hair fashion goes too far. Im talking about the growths men are sporting these days „ the mustaches and beards that make them look like they just came out of the woods. And not from an over-night camping trip, but from a survival-ist stint that ran three months too long. Their beards are untidy, sparse in places and overly thick in others, as if theyve never encountered a pair of scissors. Or, God forbid, an electric trimmer. Im always sure those beards are hiding something „ pieces of string, bits of scrambled egg, small dogs or young children. I spent Saturday night at a bar downtown in a dimly lit space where the young crowd likes to congregate. It was the kind of place where the women wore $100 sweaters meant to look like they came from a second-hand store and the men had on Im-not-wearing-this-ironically ironic berets. This is how I know Im getting older: when I look at the generation currently au courant and think, God, they look awful.Ž I surveyed the young women in their frumpy hipster clothes, their bright red lips and hair that looked like it hadnt been washed in weeks, and I noticed one sitting in the corner just as she reached up to pull the face of the man next to her down for a kiss. He wore a p laid b utton-do wn and black square-framed glasses, the de facto uni-form of male writers and graphic designers (men who work from coffee shops). He also sported a thick black beard. I wanted to turn aside but couldnt. I stared as the woman worked her fingers into the patchy hair on the mans face. I thought of unwashed bodies, day-old grease and the way that guy in college smelled after he stopped shaving and started wearing his hair in dreads. It was all I could do to look away before his beard ate her face. Look, I know the problem lies with me and not with the men embracing this trend. Even Bradley Cooper rocked a bushy mustache and scruffy cheek stub-ble at the Oscars. If People Magazines Sexiest Man Alive decides to grow out his facial hair, the look cant be all bad. And from what Ive seen in hipster hangouts, theres definitely a contingent of ladies who dig the bearded and mus-tachioed man, women who cant wait to get their hands „ literally „ on the thick knots covering a mans face. But as for me, Ill have to demur. I like my men clean-shaven. Theres something about kissing a man with facial hair that rubs me the wrong way „ or maybe thats just the beard burn. Q SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSHold the beard burn, please y t w t a t artis


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B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYHer affection for diving is part of lifelong love affair with the sea. Just watching it and being so close and personal to the sea is very, very special. Im always amazed at what I see down there. Theres something dif-ferent all the time,Ž she said during a recent visit to the ArtCenter. Its truly nature at its best and you do get to see it so up close, unless its a really large animal thats shy.Ž There is a trick to gaining even a shy critters trust. Generally, if youre just patient and wait in one place, the animals will come to you. Theyre scared off by bubbles at first, but if youre calm and stay in place, theyll come to you and kind of get in your face,Ž she said. That includes the big mammals.Whales are magical. Whales are just incredible. Ive been close enough to touch the humpbacks. They dont want you touching them and Ive been touched by dolphins, sea lions, mana-tees „ actually sort of hugged by them. Its really quite amazing,Ž Ms. Petzold said. Her images show it. On that wall is a humpback whale, floating in time. On this one, a pod of dolphins seems to beckon. Perhaps they recognize a kin-dred spirit. I go out with the Wild Dolphin Project and we have incredible encounters with the spotted dolphins,Ž she said. Hanging next to the dolphins is the image of a great white shark. Documentaries and films have tried to make sensationalism out of sharks,Ž she said. They make them into mon-sters, the bad guys, and really theyre truly just incredible animals doing what theyre meant to do, and theyre sort of the garbage collectors of the sea and keeping the balance of the larger fish, and they are not manhunters.Ž Her love of the ocean began when she was a child. Ms. Petzolds family hailed from Michigan, but summers were spent playing in tidal pools near her mothers childhood home in New Hampshire. I would go down to the tidal pools and play with all the critters left behind when the tide went out, and I was fascinated by sea stars and snails and little mollusks, little clams and any little minnow or fish,Ž she said. Then when I started snorkeling, which was probably around (age) 4, I was just fas-cinated with everything that was there, and when I started diving in 1965, that was it. I was hooked.Ž Look at her photographs and the colors of the fish and coral literally leap out of the frames. But that is not the way it looks to the naked eye. The water is a filter and the shortest color of the spectrum, which is red, is filtered first, and eventually every-thing is blue and green. None of these are enhanced by Photoshop. These are truly the colors that exist. The strobes pick up the natural color,Ž she said, pointing at an image of undersea coral. To the naked eye, you wouldnt see any of this pink because the red is gone. I was probably around 50, 60 feet here. You wouldnt have any pink to the naked eye. It all looks muddy and bland.Ž Strolling the exhibition, a reporter points to the image of a school of snap-per. The composition is perfect. They line up symmetrically,Ž she said. Then she comes to a hermit crab, called Herman. This guy, he was such a personality. I saw the shiny shell out „ basically everything in this show is new, except Herman and maybe a couple of others. I cant do a show without Herman,Ž she said. I was in a muddy muck hole in New Guinea. I will never forget this. It was 40 feet of water and this was very silty, fine mud, and I saw this shiny shell, rolled it back and saw these red legs, and I thought, Ah, photo opp.Ž She set the camera and the strobes and he had rolled back. She rolled him back, reset the camera, then he had rolled back again. And the fourth time?By then I had got smart. I got everything ready. I got the strobe set, the f-stop, got the sh utter ready. Thats when I got that expression. Bug off! Leave me alone,Ž she says. He has two anemones on his shell that will go with him when he needs to move to a new shell. They have a buddy system,Ž she said. Ms. Petzold has a buddy system of her own. Good friend Ivi Kimmel is a fellow traveler and diver. She also helps caption the photos, hence some of the more amusing names, like Hermans. That great white shark? Hes simply Billy the Bold.Ž A school of fish staring into the camera is called Heres Looking at You.Ž And that image of a penguin ambling past a sea lion is Beach Buddies.Ž Never mind that penguin is frequently on the sea lions menu. That was in the Falkland Islands, and it speaks to Ms. Petzolds travel sched-ule. She enjoys diving in the South Pacific and Indian oceans. In the Solomon Islands, you go ashore in the village and have the interaction with the villagers there and some of them are wonderful carvers and you can trade with them and buy their goods, and its another dimension to a dive trip thats great fun,Ž she says. Then there are polar bears lounging on the ice of Norway. She sees it all, despite losing part of her left leg because of infection after surgery in 2001. Its been a little more of a challenge but Ive gone everywhere Ive wanted to go,Ž she says. I cant climb the rocks and get the overviews and do the more extreme stuff that used to, but I do what I want and generally with help I get there and can do it. As far as with diving, I have a great diving leg.Ž The prosthesis comes in handy sometimes. She was sitting in a flatboat to photograph hippos, when her arm grew tired from holding the camera. But she had left her monopod back at the camp. Then someone suggested that since she was seated, she could use her leg. She removed it, rested her arm and had a story to tell. Just like her photographs. Q They are all American artists, too.In Richar d T uckers day „ the 1930s to the mid-70s „ American singers frequently had to prove themselves in Europe before they would be engaged at venues such as New Yorks Metro-politan Opera or the great opera houses of Chicago, San Francisco and Dallas. I do think there is a predominance of really well-trained American singers nowadays through various institutions and opera houses,Ž says one of those stars of the future, Ms. Meade. I think thats why were seeing a predominance of American singers.Ž Ms. Meade knows about that firsthand. She recently starred as Elvira in the Metropolitan Operas performance of Verdis Ernani.Ž But she didnt plan a career in opera.I was in community college studying pre-med-ish sort of classes „ biology, pre-med and that sort of stuff. I took choir and music theory as electives,Ž she says by phone. I started taking voice lessons at that time. I always loved to sing.Ž But her family did not listen to opera, so imagine her surprise once she start-ed studying voice. I was a couple of voice lessons in when I started studying and I thought, Wow, my voice really lends itself to this music.Ž And it has lent itself to a variety of roles in bel canto, Mozart and early Verdi operas. South Florida audiences heard her last year in Palm Beach Operas perfor-mance of Verdis Requiem,Ž where her voice soared effortlessly over orchestra and chorus. She even spun a trill that many singers do not attempt during the Lib-erame,Ž the sopranos big moment in the Requiem.Ž She doesnt stress over the music.I think about the music but not necessarily about the notes,Ž she says, adding, Ive never been one of those singers where I think about, Oh, here comes the D-flat. Its never a matter of thinking about the technique. Im blessed in that respect.Ž She says she feels very lucky.I didnt know if I could make a living doing it, but I was going to sure try,Ž she says. And pinching herself because she cannot believe shes making a living at singing? Well, that happens, too. Every time I walk out on the Met stage I have this moment of, Do I really sing here?Ž says Ms. Meade, who was born in Washington state and now lives in New York. Im just in awe that Im singing major roles there.Ž That awe catches her at odd moments. I remember this run of Ernani. I was coming down this set of stairs and thought to myself how lucky am I that I get to do this,Ž she says. I just cant imagine a better job.Ž Nor could Richard Tucker.My father never went to school, but he spoke to kings, queens and every president from Harry S. Truman on. To him, education was the most important thing. He never got educated in sci-ence, medical or business. He learned it by reading, talking to people,Ž Barry Tucker says. He had one teacher for 18 months only and after that he never went to another teacher, only because he thought his teacher had taught him the fundamentals and that worked for him.Ž So what would Richard Tucker think of todays young singers? He would tell them, Go and study and get yourself better teachers to fix the problem that you have,Ž Barry Tucker says. Remember: My father never graduated from high school. He left high school in his sophomore year because he was too poor to study. Now they have scholarships. They win voice teachers and coaches. He would tell them to keep on studying.Ž None of the Tucker sons became a singer, and this was a family that count-ed another great tenor, Jan Peerce, among its members. One is a lawyer, one is a doctor and Im still trying to find myself,Ž Mr. Tucker says with a laugh. I was not blessed with a voice. I was blessed to yell, Bravo.Ž Q SEAFrom page B1 >>What: A talk by photographer Ruth Petzold >>When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 15 >>Where: Lighthouse ArtCenter, Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta.>>Cost: $5 ages 12 and up; free for under 12. >>Info: 746-3101 in the know COURTESY PHOTO Ruth Petzold sometimes uses her prosthetic leg as a monopod when taking photographs. FESTIVALFrom page B1 >>What: Festival of the Arts Boca Concerts by Alfredo Rodriquez and his Trio, “Opera Goes to the Movies,” concert by Angela Meade, Jennifer Johnson Cano and James Valenti with the Boca Raton Symphonia conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos, Time for Three, pianist Valentina Lisitsa singers Patti Austin and Tony DeSaro, Poncho Sanchez and Celtic rock band Seven Na-tions and the Drake School Dancers.Lectures by Kevin Bleyer, head writer for “The Daily Show;” Barbara McDonald Stewart, author of “Refugees and Rescue,” Mika Brzezinski, Andrew Ross Sorkin and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.>>When: March 8-18 >>Where: Mizner Park, off Federal Highway between Glades and Palmetto Park roads, downtown Boca Raton>>Cost: Tickets are various prices >>Info: 368-8445 or in the know


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 B5 For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call 561-904-3130.Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Book Adapted & Additional Lyrics by Jim Luigs. Music Adapted and Arranged by Bryan Louiselle. Directed by Kimberly Rommel-Enright.Disneys Aladdin JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 W. 54th St., New York, NY 10019. THE BORLAND CENTER Midtown Palm Beach Gardens 3UHVHQWV MARCH 9 & 10 … 7PM MARCH 11 … 3PM MARCH 16 & 17 … 7PM MARCH 18 … 3PM c Disney 2FourArtsPlaza€PalmBeach,FL33480€(561)655-7227€ FOURARTS.FOREVERYONE. ThisWeekatTheFourArts ExhibitExtended!NowOnDisplayThroughSunday,April29RecapturingtheRealWest:TheCollectionsofWilliamI.Koch$5€(561)655-7226OnDisplayAllSeasonFloridasWetlands€Nocharge€(561)655-2776OngoingMondays,WednesdaysandFridaysat9a.m.CampusontheLakeClass:YogalateswithRassikaSabineBourgi$15persession€(561)805-8562Sunday,March11at3p.m.Concert:JerusalemStringQuartet€$15€(561)655-7226Monday,March12at10:30a.m.(Preschool);2:30p.m.(Family)StoryTime:ColorDay€Nocharge€(561)655-2776Monday,March12at6p.m.ItalianWineTasting:ThePassionateKitchenwithRobertaSabban$75€Reservationsrequired€(561)805-8562Wednesday,March14at2:30p.m.LectureandBookSigning:ThePrizefighterandthePlaywright:GeneTunneyandGeorgeBernardShawbyJayR.TunneyNoCharge€Reservationsrequired€(561)805-8562 Thursday,March15at10:30a.m.(Preschool);2:30p.m.(Family)StoryTime:St.PatricksDay€Nocharge€(561)655-2776Thursday,March15at2:30p.m.Lecture:IsVeniceSinking?withProf.RandolphH.GuthriePartoftheSplendorsofItalyseries€$20€(561)805-8562Friday,March16at2:30,5:15and8p.m.Film:ThePrincessofMontpensier(Notrated)€$5€(561)655-7226Saturday,March17at10:30a.m.SOLDOUTWorkshop:LivingwithFlowerswithJohnKlingel:TheReturnofVivaLasTropicales!$60€Reservationsrequired€(561)805-8562Saturday,March17at11a.m.Lecture:StyleIcons:TimelessLessonsinGoodTastewithCynthiaPostulaNocharge€Reservationsrequired€(561)805-8562Saturday,March17at11a.m.GalleryTourfortheExhibitRecapturingtheRealWest:TheCollectionsofWilliamI.Koch€Freewith$5galleryadmissionReservationsrequired€(561)655-7226Sunday,March18at3p.m.Concert:ModiglianiQuartet€$15€(561)655-7226 PUZZLE ANSWERSThe Easter Bunny will hip-hop his way to The Gardens Mall on March 24. From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., guests may enjoy treats with the bunny and be entertained with a DJ, B utterfly Stiltwalkers, jugglers and magicians. Children may have their photos taken with the bunny through April 7. Tickets for the breakfast on March 24 are $5 and the proceeds will benefit New Hope Charities. Tickets may be purchased at the mall information desk starting March 14, and will also be available at the door. Q Easter Bunny to visit The Gardens MallSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


Q Miami City Ballet’s Program III — Giselle,Ž 8 p.m. March 9, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 10 and 1 p.m. March 11 in the Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets: $19 and up. Q Minnesota Orchestra — Conducted by Osmo Vnsk, with Midori on violin. They will perform Brahms Vari-ations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn,Ž Op. 56a; Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor,Ž Op. 47; and Beethovens Sym-phony No. 5 in C minor,Ž Op. 67. Its at 8 p.m. March 11; preconcert lecture by Sharon McDaniel at 6:45 p.m. Tickets: $15 and up. Q Ariel Quartet — They will perform Janceks String Quartet No. 1Ž (Kreutzer Sonata), Beethovens String Quartet No. 6Ž (La Malinconia) and Schubert s Death and the MaidenŽ (String Quartet No. 14) at 7:30 p.m. March 12 in the Rinker Playhouse. Tickets: $30. Q “Come Fly Away” — This musical combines the music of Frank Sinatra and the choreography of Twyla Tharp. 8 p.m. March 13, 2 and 8 p.m. March 14, 8 p.m. March 15-16, 2 and 8 p.m. March 17 and 2 p.m. March 18 in the Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets: $25 and up. The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is at 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Call 575-2223 or visit Q “Hello, Dolly!” — Jerry Hermans show stars Vicki Lewis and Gary Beach. Showtimes vary; March 13-April 1. Tickets start at $43. The MosArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call -337-OPOD (6763) or visit Q Films — March 8: Screenings of Le Rafle,Ž 5:30 p.m.; The Well-Diggers Daughter,Ž 8 p.m. March 9-14: Screenings of Carnage,Ž BullheadŽ and A Trip to the Moon,Ž various times. Q Story time session at the Loxahatchee River Center — 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY Coffee Roasted Exclusively for You Come Visit Us!221 Old Dixie Hwy Suite 1Tequesta, FL 334691.561.401.24534-HTWT‹:H[WT& Sunday at the Garden’s Green Market To keep up with what’s roasting now...follow us online 0LGWRZQ3OD]D‡3*$%OYG3DOP%HDFK*DUGHQV2 blocks west of Military TrailMon-Sat 10 AM -6 30 ‡ Sun 11 AM -4 PM561-691-5884 Huge selection of VLONWUHHVFXVWRPRUDO arrangements, artwork, home and garden accessories.Waterlook fresh bouquet, made on premises at great prices. Get ready to be dazzled… Please send calendar listings to Borland Center for Performing Arts is at Midtown, 4885 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Call 904-3130 or visit Q “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.” — 7 p.m. March 9-10, 3 p.m. March 11, 7 p.m. March 16-17 and 3 p.m. March 18. Tick-ets: $20 adults, $15 students and $10 for groups of 10 or more. The Eissey Campus Theatre is at Palm Beach State College, PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. Unless otherwise noted, call 207-5900 or visit www. Q The New Gardens Band — Dancing Around the World,Ž 8 p.m. March 10. Tickets: $20. Q “Voices of Legends in Concert” — Stars Bobby Brooks Wilson (son of soul singer Jackie Wilson) per-forming a tribute to his dad and the Motown sound, Johnny T and the Swit-zer Trio from The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach. 7:30 p.m. March 11. Tickets: $30 and $35. Q Florida Sunshine Pops — Two For The Road,Ž with Debbie Gravitte and Sal Viviano. 8 p.m. March 12. Tickets $35-$55. Call 278-7677. Q Palm Beach State College, Jazz Ensembles and Troubadours — The instrumental jazz ensembles will present a variety of jazz from the 1950s through todays contemporary sounds. The Trouba-dours music will focus on popular jazz music from George Gershwin up to the present. 8 p.m. March 18. Tickets:$10. The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. For tickets, call 832-7469 or log on to Q The Capitol Steps — The political satirists perform 7:30 p.m. March 8-9, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. March 10 and 1:30 p.m. March 11 in the Rinker Playhouse. Tickets: $40. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO At the Borland Center At the Eissey Thursday, March 8 Q Family Movie Night featuring “Rio” — Come see a movie and wear your pajamas, 6 p.m. March 8, at the Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. Sponsored by Bridges at Lake Park. Raffles and refreshments. Free; 881-3330. Q Sailfish Marina Sunset Celebration — 6 p.m. Thursdays. Shop for arts and crafts made by artists from around the country. 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 — 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. Beer, wine and food from Chuck Burger Joints kitchen; prices under $10; free parking; outdoor heaters; 629-5191. Near Military Trail and PGA Boulevard. 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 A Pair to Remember — The ultimate girls luncheon and fashion show celebrates the arrival of spring and the hottest new trends. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 9, The Gardens Mall. Benefits Easter Seals Florida serving Palm Beach, Martin & St. Lucie Counties. Tickets: $125 each; 471-1688. 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 Banyan 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 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 Newplicate Bridge — Informative lesson, 1-1:30 p.m.; games 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sanctioned duplicate bridge games for new players with fewer than 100 master points. Fee: residents, $6; nonresidents, $7; call Jennifer Nelli, 630-1146 or go to Lakeside Center, 10410 N. Mili-tary Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Q Timely Topics Discussion Group — Lively discussion group covers the most up-to-date topics faced by our local community, 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 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 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 Gar-dens. 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 Gar-dens. Play party bridge in a friendly atmosphere while benefiting from expert advice with judgment calls and hand rul-ings; no partner necessary; coffee and light refreshments provided. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $6/guests; 712-5233. Q Zumba class — 7:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Friday, March 9 Saturday, March 10 Sunday, March 11 Monday, March 12 Tuesday, March 13 At the Kravis At the Maltz At the Mos’Art


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 B7 B Baby Registry B Nursery Design B Strollers B Furniture B Bedding B Beb Camila B Private Line B Clothing B Shoes B Toys and Gifts Hours: Mon. Sat.10 am 6 pm 561.249.6319 4779 PGA Blvd. B Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Midtown at the Gardens(2 Blocks West of Military Trail) %ODVWIURPWKH3DVW Duke Ellington ) Glenn Miller ) Benny Goodman Come & Enjoy the Famous PBG Concert Band!Tickets: $15 at the door or SAVE $5 by calling early for advance reservations. ( Only $10 per ticket! ) 561.746.6613 Wednesday, March 14th at 7:30 p.m. Palm Beach Gardens High School Auditorium Special Guest Stars: Sal Luccas 17-Piece Big BandŽLittle Brown Jug, One Oclock Jump and much more !Vocals by Anita Smith of the month (next meeting is March 14). Jupiter Community Center, 200 Military Trail, Jupiter. Call 746-7363. Q River Totters Arts n’ Crafts — 9 a.m., second Wednesday of each month (next session is March 14). Arts and crafts for kids. Loxahatchee River Center, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Cost $3; call 743-7123. 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-res-idents. Burns Road Recreation Center, 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 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 “Retrospective”: Photography exhibit by Palm Beach State students — Through March 21. Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gal-lery, 11051 Campus Drive (off PGA Bou-levard), Palm Beach Gardens; call 207-5905. Q Palm Beach’s Living Room Jazz Series — Presented by JAMS and The Four Seasons. March 19: Noel Friedline Quintet. April 2: Rose Max Bra-zilian 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 Society of the Four Arts — Museum, library and gardens are at 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Admission: free to members and children 14 and under, $5 general public; 655-7226. Q Dr op-in f ee, $12; resident discount, $10. Call 630-1100 or visit Q “Break Up Support Group” — 10 a.m. Wednesdays, various locations in Palm Beach Gardens. Sponsored by The Counseling Group, which provides free Christian counseling, classes and support groups; 624-4358. Q Hatchling Tales — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Q Bridge Classes with Sam Brams — 10-noon Wednesdays „ JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Six-week session $72 or $15/class. Pre-registration appreci-ated. Call Rhonda Gordon, 712-5233. 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 Monthly Mid-Week Movie — Sarahs Key,Ž at 6 p.m. March 14 at the Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. Free; 881-3330. Q The Bamboo Room — March 8: Terri Catlin Band, 8 p.m. March 9: Bobby Leigh Rodgers Trio, 9 p.m. March 10: Tinsley Ellis, 9 p.m. The Bamboo Room is at 25 S. J St., downtown Lake Worth. Tickets: Various prices; 585-BLUE, or Q The Duncan Theatre — March 14: The Afiara String Quartet, 3 p.m. Tickets: $27. At the Duncans Stage West, Palm Beach State College, Sixth Avenue South and Congress Avenue, Lake Worth. 868-3309. Q Palm Beach Improv — March 8: Wayne Brady, 8 p.m. March 9-11: Jim Breuer, various times. At CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach; 833-1812 or Q Gallery show, “At Night, Images in the Half Light” — Through March 10; call 805 -9550. Featuring photographic images by several artists. Holden Luntz Gallery, 332 Worth Ave., Palm Beach. Q Jupiter-Tequesta Orchid Society — 7 p.m., second Wednesday Wednesday, March 14 Ongoing Events


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B10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Little Smiles “Star’s Ball” at Harriet Himmel Theater, West Palm Before you paint the town red, come to MJ’S and enjoy a festive green beer and a Reuben sandwich to capture the luck of the Irish! Come enjoy Downtown with vendor specia more outdoors durin prettiest time of the y What do you get when you cross amateur and professional eaters, a prize purse and massive amounts of TooJay’s corned beef? TooJay’s Corned Beef Eating Contest. Also a Sidewalk Sale, contests, WRMF personalities, games, crafts, free rides on The Downtown Express and The Downtown carousel for anyone wearing green, Pee Wee Lewis and the Hues and more! For info, visit 3RD ANNUAL WORLD CLASS CORNED BEEF EATING COMPETITION MARCH 17 11AM-10PM CENTRE COURT ST. PADDY’S DAY AT SIDEWAL SALE PROPERTY-W MARCH 17 11AM-CLOSE MARCH 11AM-5P COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Nici Summers and Leilani Favela 2. Honorary Chair Timothy Schwab and Leynice Boyd 3. Jason Pennington, “Bigfoot” and Virginia Lang 4. Thomas Schwab, Timothy Schwab and Tanya Schwab 1 23 4


Complimentary Valet and Garage Parking us TODAY for Specials! SHOWCASE GARDENSA bevy of garden design concepts and display gardens.GARDEN MARKETComplete with plants, garden supplies and artisans.ENTERTAINMENTGarden inspired entertainment and educational programs.KIDSÂ’ ZONEKidsÂ’ corner complete with games, contests, educational programs and gifts to be planted later at home.CHARITY GARDEN WALK10 nonprots, 10 designers, 10 great designs. ale, ick from our assortment of St. PatrickÂ’s y pottery. Products include beer steins, s, boxes and more! Enjoy half off studio fees all day long. ST. PATRICKÂ’S DAY CELEBRATION AT MARCH 17 FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B11 PALM BEACH GARDENS LITTLE LEAGUE OPENING DAY PHOTOS COURTESY OF DUANE LONG PHOTOGRAPHY We take more society and networking photos at area events tha we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to 1. Zane Coppersmith 2. Gardens Boy Scout Troop 721 color guard 3. Olivia Schiappa sings the national anthem 4. Little League players meet Palm Beach Gardens High School players 5. Mayor David Levy catching, with youth baseball president Dave Rosenthal umpiring1 4 5 2 3


B12 WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY 10K RACE STARTS ON MAIN STREET AND ENDS AT HOME PLATE! The route runs through the six beautiful neighborhoods of Abacoa, enters Roger Dean Stadium for a lap around the out“eld and an exciting “nish near home plate, where only a few hours later big leaguers will be playing! NEW FOR 2012! 5K ROAD RACE We are happy to announce the Spring Training Classic will now include a 5K distance. Sunday U 7:30 a.m. March 18, 2012Abacoa Jupiter, FL n n PRING TRAINING SP RIN G TR NING Spring training home of the Miami Marlins & St. Louis Cardinals REGISTER NOW! WWW.SPRINGTRAININGCLASSIC.COMnnrr NEW! The Challenge Register to run BOTH the Shamrock 5K (3/17, John Prince Park, Lake Worth) and the Spring Training Classic 10K (3/18, Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter) and get a special “nishers medal.For more info go to: SPONSORED BY COPS-N-KIDS FUN RUN AND HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO! SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH Enjoy a fun-“lled evening of activities with Jupiter Police Cops-n-Kids Fun Run beginning 6:00 p.m. at Home PlateŽ followed by the Health & Fitness Expo, and Packet Pick-up on the Plaza by Gate C in Roger Dean Stadium. 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 ++ Is it worth $15 (3D)? No Is it worth $10? YesDr. Seuss The Lorax,Ž much like the Happy FeetŽ films before it, has all the subtlety of a hammer to the skull. Yes, environment-friendly themes are impor-tant to impart on impressionable young minds, but its so overbear-ing that its hard to enjoy the ani-mation, songs and sweet story. In Thneedville, everything is made of plastic, and a corrupt but minuscule busi-nessman (Rob Riggle) provides the fresh air. The residents accept this, except for teenager Audrey (Taylor Swift). She longs to see a real tree, which means 12-year-old Ted (Zac Efron) knows what he has to do to impress her: find a real tree. After some advice from Grandma (Betty White), Ted ven-tures outside of the enclosed, pris-on-like Thneed-ville and encoun-ters the Once-ler (Ed Helms), a monster-like recluse who lives at the top of a booby-trapped tower. The Once-ler tells Ted how he got there and why (by destroying trees), and as we flash back we meet The Lorax (Danny DeVito), the guardian of the forest whose job is to stop idiots like the otherwise likeable Once-ler from destroying nature. What will kids learn from this? Trees provide air, life, color and beauty. Just think about cutting them down and youre greeted by a grumpy, bright orange oompa loompa like The Lorax, whose mustache alone demands attention. Cut them down anyway and the world will be full of dark-ness and despair. And if youre the Once-ler, your sentence for destroying nature is purgatory in a tower with a Howard Hughes level of freak-dom. Oh, and big business is bad. Could somebody please tell directors Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda that their target audience of little kids barely under-stands the value of a dollar? There no doubt will be parents who find the movies message ridiculous. Business-men whose lives depend on desire for a product are demonized, even if in reality the economy needs their income as well. But Im not here to judge the merits of the films mes-sage, let alone delve into a socioeconomic discussion. No, my question is far easier: Will your children enjoy the film? In a word, yes. The songs are peppy and upbeat, and although the 3D animation isnt that impres-sive, it looks very Seuss-ian, which is a good thing. Amusing bits are dabbled throughout, but only a quick moment in which we hear the Mission: ImpossibleŽ theme can be considered for parents. The action scenes are entertain-ing, and the voice work is solid. This certainly isnt a bad movie. It is, however, its own worst enemy. Theres nothing here for adults, but chil-dren 10 and younger will enjoy it. And who knows? They might even be more environ-mentally conscious after seeing it. Thats a win-win for the kids, but a zero-sum gain for adults. Q Act Of Valor +++ (Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano, Alex Veadov) A team of Navy Seals attempts to rescue a kidnapped CIA agent (Sanchez) and stop a terrorist (Veadov) from attack-ing the U.S. Starring real (and un-credited) U.S. Navy Seals, the action is appropriately intense and, we presume, authentic. The story falters at times, but this is worth checking out. Rated R. This Means War ++ (Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Chris Pine) Two CIA operatives (Hardy and Pine) compete for the same woman (With-erspoon) in this lighthearted action-come-dy. As long as you dont take it seriously its good, clean fun. Rated PG-13. Safe House + (Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga) Young CIA Agent Matt Weston (Reynolds) attempts to keep rogue former agent Tobin Frost (Washington) in custody as they travel through South Africa. The story is predictable, and the action is over-edited to the point of nausea. Rated R. Q LATEST FILMSDr. Seuss’ The Lorax >> Dr. Seuss’ real name was Theodore and his second wife’s name was Audrey. The couple in the movie, accordingly, is Ted and Audrey. a n l i H b dan CAPSULES


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 B13 Luck-O-Pup Month! Now until the end of March... If your Pup is wearing GREEN Receive 10% o your purchase! *Excludes food and sale items A Unique Dogtique featuring One-of-a-Kind Speciality Items! The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is looking to engage the next generation of actors, directors and creative team for a pro-duction of The Laramie Project.Ž Last year, students mentored by Maltz staff produced Lynda Barrys The Good Times are Killing Me,Ž about a young girls coming of age during the mid-60s. The Laramie Project,Ž created from interviews with local citizens and officials in the aftermath of the brutal murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard, also is sure to touch a nerve with actors and audiences. Teen suicides, especially in gay and lesbian circles, are skyrocketing, and we need to do something about it,Ž says Julie R owe, director of education at the Maltz. People have no idea that hate crimes are such a major problem in our country.Ž Known as the Youth Artists Chair and part of the theaters Emerging Art-ist Series, the project aligns high school students with theater staff members for one-on-one mentoring and guidance during the creation of the show „ thats everyone from producers to lighting and sound to marketing and public rela-tions. There is no cost to the students to participate in the project. Its a grad-uate-school level mentorship in high school,Ž says Ms. Rowe. Those chosen for the role of director and producer also will cast the performers. With casting open for local students ages 13-18, open auditions will be held April 14 during the theaters annual First Step to Stardom audition day, which also includes the opportu-nity to audition for two other shows, Through The Looking GlassŽ and The Music Man.Ž Ms. Rowe grew up in Idaho, which is right next door to Wyoming,Ž and says The Laramie ProjectŽ has special meaning for her. These are my people and I know the culture,Ž she says. Ive seen the play and read the play, and then when I re-read it I couldnt put it down. Out of this tragic event, so many beautiful things came to pass.Ž Q Maltz seeks young talent to produce “Laramie Project” BY SCOTT If you go >> The deadline to apply for “The Laramie Project” is March 15, with interviews that will take place through March 31. Submission packets are avail-able by visiting >> Students interested in auditioning for “The Laramie Project” should check in between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. April 14, and come prepared with a one-minute monologue. Auditions will be at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. For additional information, visit The merchants of West Palm Beachs Antique Row invite visitors to take an Evening Stroll along South Dixie High-way. From 6 to 9 p.m. March 10, visitors to the antiques and design district, which is between Belvedere Road and Southern Boulevard, can sample hors doeuvres and drinks and shop from 45 antiques and design businesses. Its not the traditional Evening on Antique Row, produced in past years by the Young Friends of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County „ the Young Friends are doing something dif-ferent this year, a USO Bash, set for April 20 at the Armory Art Center. Instead, this will be shop owners chance to shine. According to Faustina Pace, president of the South Dixie Antique Row Asso-ciation, there will be a drawing for gift certificates with $800 in prizes from Antique Row, Belle & Maxwells, Mai-son Carlos and Rhythm Cafe. For information, see Q Antique Row district plans an Evening StrollFLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY See a variety of decorative items and enjoy hors d’oeuvres along Antique Row.


B14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Miami City Ballet dinner at the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach School of the Arts Foundation “Dreyfoos Goes Old School” event in Delray Beach COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Michele Herbert and Larry Herbert 2. Carol Anne Stiglmeier and John Stiglmeier3. Adelaida Muniz-Iscoe, Philip Neal and Cheryl Gowdy4. Lauri Welteroth and Robert Chianelli5. Patricia Delgado, Patricia Lowry, Yann Trividic and Jim Hopkins6. Elaine North, David Springfield, Nancy Parker and Jay Parker7. Eileen Meudt and Henry Meudt8. Carlos Guerra, Jennifer Kronenberg, Linda Villella and Edward Villella9. Janet Steinger, Michael Steinger and Gary Iscoe 1. Barbara D. Cohen and Arnold Cohen2. Don Silpe and Linda Silpe3. Donna Schuller, Richard Schuller and Susan Atherly4. Steven Sciarretta and Kimberly Sciarretta5. Sheila Aucamp and David Aucamp6. Brian Ross and Cheryl Ross 1 2 57123 4 5 6 89 6 3 4 We take more society and networking photos at area events tha we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@”


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Executive Women’s Day, Honda Classic 2012 at PGA National KELLY LAMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY 1. Pamela M. Rauch, Ethel Williams and Cecilia Lim2. Jo Perez DuBois and Brittany Tallon3. Donna Hudon, Bonnie Siegfried, Blair Chandley and Karolyn Broadhead4. Annette Gray, Charlene Shirk, Pamela M. Rauch, Dominique McClain Barteet RPH, Tina Sloan, Donna Fiedorowicz, Joanie Connors, Michele Jacobs, Contessa Brewer and Annika Sorenstam5. Ashley Nelson, Pam Swensen and Susan Naugle6. Veronica Bonell and Giovanna Garcia-Pons7. Michele Jacobs, Vicki Chouris and Joanie Connors8. Diane Gillespie, Dana Webar and Jena Broderick9. Nancy Mobberley, Laura King and Beth Thomas Susan Naugle and Angie Niehoff Frankie Brookin, Alice Devall and Leanne Pender Mabel Datena and Donn Winterson Lynne Hopkins, Giovanna Garcia-Pons, Pam Swenson and Robi Journey 12 4 6 3 58 11 1213 91 0 7 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@”


B16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Palm Beach County Cultural Council “Culture & Cocktails” at Cafe Boulud with fashion designer Yuki COURTESY PHOTOS 146 58 7 91 0 23 1. Phil Getchell, Michelle Tolini Finamore, Katie Getchell and Malcolm Rogers2. Christine Cannon, Sunnie Eggarhos, Lucille Hume, Janet Sydoruk and Carole Grant3. Michelle Tolini Finamore, Fred Sharf, Rena Blades and Yuki4. Kat Setchel, Gisele Weisman and Lori Durante5. Mary Ann Seidman, Barry Seidman and Elaine Meier6. Jeff Todino, Susan Baker, Michelle Gutzwiller and Wayne Baker7. Dr. Marilyn Spechler, Roseanna Martino, Lisa Peterfreund and Debra Allison8. Susan Lundin, Ginny Coyle and Robin Sexton9. Flora Alexander and Al Ventura Ronnie Shore, John Shore and Cynthia Goodman 10.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B17FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Kravis Center reception for Helen K. Persson Endowment Society in Gimelstob Ballroom COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Elaine Gimelstob and Herbert Gimelstob2. Travis A. Allen, William A. Meyer and Evan C. Deoul 3. Helen K. Persson, Renate Dreyfoos and Alex W. Dreyfoos 4. Judith A. Mitchell and Kathryn C. Vecellio5. Leona Fleur and Leo Fleur6. Theodore Baum and Ruth Baum7. Elaine Friedman, Selma Rosen and Dr. Shirley Siff8. Richard Greenfield and 9 6 12 5 4 3 78 1011 13 12 Peggy Greenfield9. Fruema Klorfein and Dr. Elliott Klorfein Ruby Rinker and Andrew Bytnar Sheila Berman, Shelley Menin and Phyllis Klotz Theresa Fama, Terri McGowan and Kathy Strother Thomas LaBoda and Rosa LaBoda, Roseanne McElroy and Maureen Gardella


B18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY 2000 PGA Blvd., Suite A3140, Palm Beach GardensSW corner of PGA Blvd & US Hwy 1 s Citi Centre Plaza x£‡x{‡"n""Ui>“ˆ,i>'>Vœ“ Mon-Fri: 7:00AM-3:00PM s Sat-Sun: 7:00AM-2:00PM-r,6 ,r-/E1 n /,9"1,7",‡"1FRENCH TOAST ",n"1*" -6-/ Q PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might feel suddenly overwhelmed by a flood of responsibilities. But if you deal with each one in its turn, youll soon be able to hold your head above water and move on. Q ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good time to reassess impor-tant relationships, both personal and professional, to see where problems might exist and how they can be over-come. Keep communication lines open. Q TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its not easy to bring order to a chaotic situation, whether its in the workplace or at home. But if anyone can do it, you can. A pleasant surprise awaits you by weeks end. Q GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be careful that you dont make an upcom-ing decision solely on the word of those who might have their own reasons for wanting you to act as they suggest. Check things out for yourself.Q CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A personal relationship that seems to be going nowhere could be restarted once you know why it stalled. An honest discussion could result in some surprising revelations.Q LEO (July 23 to August 22) That unexpected attack of self-doubt could be a way of warning yourself to go slow before making a career-changing decision. Take more time to do a closer study of the facts. Q VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A workplace problem needs your attention, now, before it deteriorates to a point beyond repair. A trusted third party could be helpful in closing the gaps that have opened. Q LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A recent family situation could give rise to a new problem. Keep an open mind and avoid making judgments about anyones motives until all the facts are in. Q SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Rely on your alwayssharp intuition to alert you to potential problems with someones attempt to explain away the circumstances behind a puzzling incident. Q SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Although you still need to do some snipping off of those linger-ing loose ends from a past project, you can begin moving on to something else. Q CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) With your self-confidence levels rising, you should feel quite com-fortable with agreeing to take on a pos-sibly troublesome, but potentially well-rewarded, situation. Q AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Travel is favored, both for business and for fun. The end of the week brings news about an upcom-ing project that could lead toward that promised career change. Q BORN THIS WEEK: You have a wonderful way of offering comfort as well as guidance. You would do well in the healing arts. Q W SEE ANSWERS, B5 W SEE ANSWERS, B52012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES HOROSCOPES STRICTLY SPEAKING By Linda Thistle + Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. + Moderate ++ Challenging +++ ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week:


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 8-14, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B19 VINOSmall wineries produce big, powerful new winesFebruary is a great time in Florida for finding new wines. The vineyards are quiet, allowing winemakers time to tour the coun-try, showcasing their wines at events such as the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. This years event raised $2 million for charity. The festival afforded a prime opportunity to try wines from some very small high-quality producers and to hear from the winemakers personally what makes their wines so special. Mike Sullivan is co-owner and winemaker at Benovia Winery, this years Signature Vintner. Like most of the wines at this years Wine Fest, his are made in small quantities and available direct from the wineries. Spe-cializing in pinot noir and chardonnay, he also makes grenache and zinfandel. The zinfandel is made from old-vine grapes grown in the Russian River Valley,Ž Mr. Sullivan told me. We hand select the clusters and then hand sort the grapes to make an expressive and detailed wine that has an elegant structure.Ž Next years Signature Vintner is Husic Vineyards, owned by Frank Husic. Our vineyards are on the side of the mountain, cut into the rockŽ in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, Mr. Husic said. He explained that because the slope of the land is about 45 degrees, they had to make terraces to have enough land for the grapes to grow. The grapes are stressed and produce low yields of 2 tons per acre, much less than the 9-10 tons per acre on the valley floor,Ž he said, adding the berries are smaller and packed with intense fruit, pro-ducing wines that are elegant with balance, finesse and structure.Ž I also spoke with Mike Smith, owner and winemaker of Myriad Cellars and Quivet Cellars, who told me he always enjoyed wine as a collector. In 2000, when he had a chance to work during the harvest with Thomas Brown of Schrader Cellars, he added, I found my passion for making wine.Ž Mr. Smith started making wines in 2005, and his first vintage sold out in five days, he said, adding todays total production is about 700 cases. Im excited about two new vineyards coming on board „ the Three Twins vineyard and the Pellet vine-yard,Ž he said, adding, Its all about location and soils.Ž If you missed this year Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, allow me to offer you a sampling of some of the wines served: Q Benovia Zinfandel Sonoma County 2009 ($40): Rich and elegant aromas of black cherry and spice mingle with dark berries, plums and a hint of pepper on the palate and a light tannin finish. Q Fisher Vineyards Mountain Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 ($50): Dark red in color with blackberry, dark cherry and a hint of spice on the nose, following through to the palate mixed with a touch of chocolate, and finishing with a lush, tex-tured tannin balance. Q Hall Napa Valley Winery Caber-net Sauvignon 2009 ($48): Made with 84 percent cabernet sauvignon grapes, this Bordeaux-style blend has rich aro-mas of blackber-ries, dark fruits and almonds and is fol-lowed on the soft pal-ate with dark cherry and jammy flavors leading to a smooth velvety finish. Q Hall Napa Valley Winery Merlot 2007 ($28): Blended fruit from valley floor and hillside vineyards produces an intri-cate nose of currants, plums and mint that moves into flavors of cocoa, black plum and spice, with a lingering balanced tannin finish. Q Husic Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 ($110): Made from the best barrels of the vintage, this big, intense wine has raspberry, chocolate and black cherry on the nose, following through to the palate with an intense and long finish. Q Husic Vineyards Palm Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 ($60): Lighter bodied black fruit and spice aromas lead into a soft palate with black cherry and mineral notes, leading to a long finish. Q Myriad Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Beckstoffer Dr. Crane 2009 ($95): Deep purple in color with rich aromas of blueberry, blackberry and mineral, the resulting full bodied flavors are framed by the finely integrated tannin structure and lingering finish. Q Quivet Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Kenefick Ranch 2009 ($65):Full bodied with plum and berry aromas and palate, followed by a firm mineral and tannin finish and a touch of oak. Q Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Paso Robles 2010 ($20): The newest entrylevel wine from Tablas Creek, this Rhone-style wine is made from mostly syrah and grenache. Fresh flavors and aromas of black and wild berries make this a full-bodied wine with a complex finish of berry and spice. Q Madrone Carneros Chardonnay 2009 ($30): Light straw in color and nicely balanced with aromas of citrus and apricot, the palate is full-bodied with apple, honey and tangerine and a long finish. Q m g a m v s d jim The worlds top competitive eaters, including number-one ranked Joey Chestnut, will gather at Downtown in the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens for the 3rd Annual TooJays World Class Corned Beef Eating Championship at 3 p.m. on St. Patricks Day. More than $10,000 in cash prizes will be up for grabs in the MLE-sanctioned event. Mr. Chestnut, a resident of San Jose, Calif., has won five consecutive July 4th hot dog eating championships in Coney Island. At Downtown at the Gardens, Mr. Chestnut will be hoping to three-peat in corned beef, having won the TooJays event in 2010 and 2011. Representing Florida at the pro table will be Sean Wrecking BallŽ Brockert of Jupiter and Jon MelloŽ Bello of Jacksonville. In addition to the contest there will be music, a variety of food and green beer. An amateur contest featuring loyal TooJays fans and its own $3,500 prize purse will be held before the pros take center stage. For more information see Martini Madness is every Tuesday, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at La Scaletta Ristorante & Pizzeria in North Palm Beach. The restaurant features 12 martinis, at $5 for each cocktail, for a 10-ounce pour. The new eatery, owned by Chef Giordano GiordyŽ Tonelli and his wife, Simona, specializes in Northern Italian fare. Diners can enjoy crispy pizzas, refreshing salads, soulsatisfying pastas, and plenty of inventive fish, seafood, chicken, and veal entrees. During Martini Madness, diners can also opt for an array of appetizers, for half-price, such as beef carpaccio, egg-plant rolatini, caprese salad, clams and mussels in a white wine sauce, grilled vegetables with cheese, bruschetta with diced tomatoes, garlic, basil, and EVOO, and octopus carpaccio. The restaurant is in Crystal Tree Plaza, at 1201 U.S. Highway One, just south of PGA Bou-levard in the plaza behind the fountain. Phone 630-8500.Q The Third Annual Haitian Empty Bowl Fund-Raiser is March 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lake Worth. Artists create clay bowls sold at Lake Worths Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, then diners fill their bowls with food from more than 20 restaurants, all to raise money for the children of Jacmel, Haiti. Local artists are in the process of creating and donating 500 bowls to this effort; each bowl, a unique work of art. Tickets are on sale at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery at 605 Lake Avenue in Downtown Lake Worth. The bowls will sell for $25 in advance, four bowls for $80. On the day of the event all bowls will be $35. On March 24, bowls will be picked up at the gallery beginning at 10 a.m. Din-ers will take the bowls from restaurant to restaurant and have it filled with some of the most delicious food the county has to offer. The restaurants of Lake Worth go all out for this event. From corn/shrimp soup to rum cake, diners will not be disappointed. Paws on the Avenue even has treats for pets. To buy bowls in advance, contact Joyce Brown at Q Just in time for St. Paddy’s: Too-Jay’s corned beef eating contestBY FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF FLORIDA WEEKLY FILE PHOTOJoey Chestnut accepts the 2011 $12,500 top prize after downing 14 corned beef sandwiches.COURTESY PHOTO La Scaletta is offering Martini Madness each Tuesday. COURTESY PHOTO Buy a handmade bowl, fill it with food from downtown Lake Worth restaurants and help the children of Jacmel, Haiti. JIM MCCRACKEN / FLORIDA WEEKLY Mike Sullivan of Benovia Winery pours wine for Dana Snyder.