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Mom and Dad carried on closed-door meetings every time they closed the bed-room door. God has been in a closed-door meeting for more than 2,000 years. You can leave a message. Maybe youÂll hear back, and maybe you wonÂt. And Mitt Romney hosted a closed-door meeting in Palm Beach last week. As opposed to an open-door meeting.In general, IÂm in favor of closed-door meetings, especially if IÂm the one to close the door on them. And if youÂre going to have a closed-door meeting in April, I figure thereÂs no better place than Palm Beach. But was Mr. RomneyÂs a closed-door meeting of staff Â„ is that why he closed the door? Perhaps he had some important strategizing to do that our enemies foreign or domestic should not be made privy to? Of course not, but yes, in a manner of speaking. That should confuse you enough for me to explain that his closed-door meeting, a fundraiser, included vol-unteer staff. They volunteered millions, and Mr. Romney volunteered to speak candidly with them, alone. They get to attend a closed-door meeting with a potential future president, in other words. They get to be treated by the candidate as worthy of candor. They are not to be patronized and smooth-talked as worthy only of being asked for a vote, like the rest of the American people. In any venue except government and politics, a closed-door meeting would be perfectly acceptable. In parental relations, for example. Families, after all, are not democracies. In business. In military planning, in education, in medicine. Once I attended a closed-door meeting of doctors on the staff of a large Broward County hospital, as they waded through a dozen or so charts of critical patients. They met weekly to decide who would live and who would die Â„ who would receive the extra efforts, the last-ditch sur-geries, the experimental drugs, the time and thought of their colleagues nationally and internationally. And who wouldnÂt. I was there as a reporter ostensibly so they could show me a new technology. It allowed them to see and speak with doctors elsewhere in the country and the world who were looking at the same medical information on each patient, at the same moment in time. My story would describe a new brain trust that could save lives, made possible by high technology. They let me attend COMMENTARY e d u R w roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com their closed-door meeting, but grudgingly. The doctors feared a public outcry about how they made decisions. And for good reason. It was sobering to watch them write off people because of age or other arbitrary conditions. Twice in that meeting doctors turned to me and said, ÂYou canÂt print that.ÂŽ I understood. Like those of battlefield commanders, their decisions were blunt, pragmatic, and made to achieve maxi-mum good with the resources at hand. Not the kind of stuff marketers want to see pulsing, bleeding and throbbing in the public light of day. But government in America is something else. The decisions are just as criti-cal Â„ much more so since 305 million people depend on those decisions Â„ but they should always be public decisions. They should always be made in what weÂve taken to calling Âthe sunshine.ÂŽ Any who propose to lead the American people, whoever they are and what-ever their strategy may be, should always present their case in the sunshine. The rest of us deserve it. Let me put this another way, and it applies to Democrats as well as Repub-licans: A few of the American people should not be able to buy a greater por-tion of a politicianÂs trust and candor than others. The few should not be given special information that a politician is unwilling to share with the many Â„ even though the many have purchased nothing of value to that politician, such as air time. But Mr. Romney doesnÂt see it that way. HeÂs a club man by upbringing, nature and experience. He gathered his wealthy friends around him in Palm Beach early this week and Â„ in a Âclosed-door meet-ingÂŽ Â„ talked about tax notions he would put into play as president, as well as poli-cies to shrink or do away with the Depart-ments of Education and Health. Many of my colleagues in the press and a number of media outlets may have been outraged by the ideas themselves. I do not number among them.Instead, I applaud Mr. RomneyÂs proposed ideas with this reasoning: The more ideas we have from Republicans and Democrats Â„ serious ideas developed carefully for the public good Â„ the better. Voters will always benefit from uninhibited conversation, and from well-argued rhetoric. IÂm using that term, Ârhetoric,ÂŽ in the Greek sense: telling the truth well, with polish. (Sophistry, in the Greek sense, is lying by telling most of the truth but pointing the argument away from whatÂs true. Many people confuse rhetoric and sophistry.) What offends me so deeply about Mr. RomneyÂs Palm Beach pussyfooting is the sense of clubby privilege he projects. There is a club, of course Â„ not a party, not a level of donor giving, not a particular religion, not an alma mater or a fraternity or sorority club, not a veteransÂ club or a sailing club or a golf, tennis, swimming or health club Â„ but an American club. ItÂs called the United States.That should be Mr. RomneyÂs preeminent club, the club whose members he always gathers around him, with pride, every time. The club to which he affords special privilege in the spirit of James Madison. ÂA well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people,ÂŽ Mr. Madison said. And Mr. Romney canÂt instruct them well by hiding his thinking in the back-yard of his wealthy patrons. Q Open the damn door
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A4 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe social Darwinist smear amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Social Darwinism isnÂt what it used to be. President Barack Obama recently lambasted the Paul Ryan budget as Âthinly veiled social DarwinismÂŽ in a scorching budget speech. The charge displayed the same care as his conten-tion that it would be unprecedented for the Supreme Court to overturn legisla-tion passed by Congress Â„ in other words, another verbal temper tantrum substituting petulance for reason. Social Darwinism is the 19th-century creed that, drawing on biology, suppos-edly held that a laissez-faire economy should operate on the basis of Âsurvival of the fittest.ÂŽ The strong rise, while the weak fall, unaided and deserving their pitiable fate. What are the telltale signs of social Darwinism in the Ryan budget? Total federal spending will only increase from $3.6 trillion this year to $4.8 trillion in 10 years. If you canÂt already hear the cries of children relegated to the poorhouse and of old people pushed out onto ice floes, you must be a 21st-century robber baron. Ryan wants to spend 19.8 per-cent of GDP as of 2022, a greater share of the economy than when President Bill Clinton left office Â„ that infamous advocate of private-sector predation at the expense of the worthless poor. DoesnÂt Ryan want to cut taxes for the rich? He would reduce tax rates, while making the revenue up by closing loopholes and deductions. This Dar-winistic notion was endorsed by Presi-dent ObamaÂs own fiscal commission, chaired by men the president fulsomely praised without ever once mentioning that they were a danger to the weak and the vulnerable on account of their unhinged belief in a society run by and for the evolutionarily superior. But Ryan wants to end Medicare, doesnÂt he? Ten years from now, Ryan proposes introducing an element of choice into Medicare while limiting the programÂs growth to the GDP growth rate plus 0.05 percent, the same spend-ing goal that the president sets out in his own budget. The difference is that President Obama prefers a price-setting bureaucratic panel to competition as his Darwinistic tool to weed out the mal-adapted elderly. If social Darwinism is merely the belief that the market is the best system for allocating capital and wealth, and that a free society will necessarily be an unequal one, then almost everyone in America is a social Darwinist. Even the president constantly pledges fealty to the market. He is using social Darwin-ism as a free-floating pejorative for peo-ple whose policy preferences he doesnÂt like, which is entirely appropriate. The liberal historian Richard Hofstadter popularized the label in a book he wrote in the 1940s. He applied it to supporters of the free market in the 19th century who never applied it to them-selves. As Princeton professor Thomas Leonard points out, American business-men in the Gilded Age rarely leaned on Darwin: ÂTheir defenses of laissez faire much more commonly invoked religion, the common good, Horatio Alger mythology, the American repub-lican tradition.ÂŽ Hofstadter used Âsocial Darwinist,ÂŽ Leonard writes, Âin the tra-ditional way: as an epithet to discredit views he opposed.ÂŽ In this respect, liberalism hasnÂt evolved at all down through the decades: Seventy years later, itÂs still the same witless insult, for the same reason. Q Â„ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The long, hot March of climate changeThe Pentagon knows it. The worldÂs largest insurers know it. Now, govern-ments may be overthrown because of it. It is climate change, and it is real. According to the U.S. National Oce-anic and Atmospheric Administration, last month was the hottest March on record for the Unit ed States since 1895, when records were first kept, with average temperatures of 8.6 degrees F above average. More than 15,000 March high-temperature records were broken nationally. Drought, wildfires, torna-does and other extreme weather events are already plaguing the country. Across the world in the Maldives, rising sea levels continue to threaten this Indian Ocean archipelago. It is the worldÂs lowest-lying nation, on average only 1.3 meters above sea level. The plight of the Maldives gained global prominence when its young president, the first-ever democratically elected there, Mohamed Nasheed, became one of the worldÂs leading voices against cli-mate change, especially in the lead-up to the 2009 U.N. climate-change summit in Copenhagen. Nasheed held a ministerial meeting underwater, with his cabinet in scuba gear, to illustrate the potential disaster. In February, Nasheed was ousted from his presidency at gunpoint. The Obama administration, through State Depart-ment spokesperson Victoria Nuland, said of the coup dÂetat, ÂThis was han-dled constitutionally.ÂŽ When I spoke to Nasheed last month, he told me: ÂIt was really shocking and deeply disturbing that the United States government so instantly recognized the former dicta-torship coming back again. ... The European governments have not recognized the new regime in the Maldives.ÂŽ There is a parallel between national positions on climate change and support or oppo-sition to the Maldives coup. Nasheed is the subject of a new documentary, ÂThe Island President,ÂŽ in which his remarkable trajectory is traced. He was a student activist under the dictatorship of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and was arrested and tortured, along with many others. By 2008, when elections were finally held, Gayoom lost, and Nasheed was elected. As he told me, though: ÂItÂs easy to beat a dictator, but itÂs not so easy to get rid of a dictator-ship. The networks, the intricacies, the institutions and everything that the dic-tatorship has established remains, even after the elections.ÂŽ On the morning of Feb. 7, 2012, under threat of death to him and his supporters from rebelling army generals, Nasheed resigned. While no direct link has been found yet between NasheedÂs climate activism and the coup, it was clear in Copenha-gen in 2009 that he was a thorn in the Obama administrationÂs side. Nasheed and other representatives from AOSIS, the Alliance of Small Island States, were taking a stand to defend their nationsÂ very existence, and building alliances with grass-roots groups like 350.org, that challenge corporate-dominated cli-mate policy. Back in the U.S., March delivered this yearÂs first weather disaster that caused more than $1 billion in damage, with tor-nadoes ravaging four central states and killing 41. Dr. Jeff Masters of the weather website Weather Underground blogged about March that Ârecords (were) not merely smashed, but obliterated.ÂŽ On March 23, conservative Texas Gov. Rick Perry renewed the state of emergency declared there last year as a result of massive droughts. Texas lists 1,000 of the stateÂs 4,710 community water systems under restrictions. Spicewood, Texas, popula-tion 1,100, has run dry, and is now get-ting water trucked in. Residents have severe restrictions on water use. But for Perry, restricting corporations whose greenhouse-gas emissions lead to cli-mate change is heresy. Mitt Romney is on track to be the Republican candidate for president, with the support of former challengers like Perry. They are already attacking President Obama on climate change. The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has been promot-ing legislation in statehouses to oppose any climate legislation, and rallying members of Congress to block fed-eral action, especially by hampering the work of the Environmental Protection Agency. As the Center for Media and Democracy has detailed in its ÂALEC ExposedÂŽ reporting, ALEC is funded by the countryÂs major polluters, includ-ing ExxonMobil, BP America, Chevron, Peabody Energy and Koch Industries. The Koch brothers have also funded tea party groups such as FreedomWorks, to create the appearance of grass-roots activism. This election season will likely be marked by more extreme weather events, more massive loss of life, and billions of dollarsÂ worth of damage. President Nasheed is working to run again for his lost presidency, as Presi-dent Obama tries to hold on to his. The climate may hang in the balance. Q Â„ Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. 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Medications didnÂt agree with him, his appetite for a therapeutic diet (or indeed any food at all) was nonexistent, and I was sent home with supplies for giving him subcutaneous fluids at home to see if he could be saved. IÂm not particularly squeamish about needles or, indeed, most aspects of pet care, so I wasnÂt the least bit troubled about pushing fluids under my dogÂs skin every morning for the rest of his life. I did suspect, however, that the rest of his life wouldnÂt be that long a time period. Turns out, I sold both Drew and subcutaneous fluid therapy short. Drew turned 15 in December, bounced back last month from a mild stroke, and more recently spent an entire day bounc-ing happily around dog-friendly wineries in Napa Valley. All because of an inexpen-sive, five-minute procedure IÂve taken to calling Âthe daily re-Drewbinating.ÂŽ His appetite came back enough that he actually put on weight. And no one can believe heÂs an old dog, much less one whoÂs basically a hospice case. DrewÂs success is not even that remarkable. My veterinarian has other patients whoÂve done well for years on regular subcutaneous therapy at home, either in conjunction with medication and special diets or, as in DrewÂs case, simply with better hydration. Is subcutaneous fluid therapy at home right for you and your sick pet? Could be! Renal disease is not uncommon in older pets. The kidneys are the true superstar organs of the body, with many jobs to do, including filtering waste and extra water from the blood and sending it out of the body as urine. When kidneys start failing, their function can be aided with proper hydration, and thatÂs where subcutaneous fluids come in. Giving thirsty kidneys a boost can help keep them on the job, allowing them to continue their vital work. By adding fluids at home, these pets can keep their kidneys happy. Fluids in, toxins out. If your veterinarian thinks home fluid therapy will help your petÂs kidneys, youÂll be provided with fluids, IV lines and needles, along with the instruction you need. After youÂve set up the IV bag (I hang it from my dining room chandelier) and readied the line and a new needle, put your pet on a soft blanket or towel on your lap or a table. Inserting the needle is pretty easy: You pull up skin gently over the shoulders to make a Âtent,ÂŽ push the needle swiftly in at the base and unclip the line to let the fluids in, reversing the process when the pre-scribed amount of fluids has made a bubble that will sl owly be absorbed. (The website DVM360.com has produced a wonderful instructional video Â„ tinyurl.com/Sub-Qpets Â„ to help walk you through the process if you need reminders after your lesson at your veterinarianÂs.) Drew is large enough to get half of a one-liter bag of fluids each day. My vet-erinarian helped me find the best places to buy fluids and supplies in bulk to lower my costs (about $30 a month for everything). I also invested in a pressure cuff ($20) for the fluid bag to make everything go more quickly. The morning drill is so routine now that half the time, Drew falls asleep before weÂre done. When I need to travel, I use a pet-sitting company that hires veterinary technicians to handle this daily task. While I have no idea how long it will be before DrewÂs kidneys give out completely, I am grateful for the chance to have more quality time with a very special pet. And the fact that itÂs easy and inexpensive? Icing on the cake. Q Pets of the WeekTo adopt or foster a pet PET TALESEasy care for aging petsGiving fluids at home keeps many pets comfortable>> Coringa is a 5-year-old spayed female rat terrier. Her name means Joker in Portu-guese, and the 16-pound dog can be a little silly, besides being gentle and polite. 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Q In assigning a bail of only $20,000, the judge in Ellisville, Miss., seemed torn about whether to believe that Har-old Hadley is a terrorist Â„ that is, did Mr. Hadley plant a bomb at Jones County Junior College? In February, investigators told WDAM-TV that the evidence against Mr. Hadley included a note on toilet paper on which he had written in effect, ÂI passed a bomb in the library.ÂŽ However, no bomb was found, and a relative of Mr. HadleyÂs told the judge that Mr. Hadley often speaks of breaking wind as Âpassing a bomb.ÂŽ The case is continuing. Q John Hughes, 55, was fined $1,000 in February in B utte, M ont., after pleading guilty to reckless driving for leading police on a 100-mph-plus chase starting at 3:25 a.m. After police deflated his tires and arrested him, an officer asked why he had taken off. Said Hughes, ÂI just always wanted to do that.ÂŽ Q Melvyn Webb, 54, was acquitted in March of alleged indecent behavior on a train. An eight-woman, four-man jury in Reading (England) Crown Court found Mr, WebbÂs explanation entirely plau-sible Â„ that he was a banjo player and was ÂplayingÂŽ some riffs underneath the newspaper in his lap. Â(S)ometimes I do, with my hands, pick out a pattern on my knees,ÂŽ he said. (On the other hand, the female witness against him had testified that Mr. Webb Âwas facing me, breathing heavily and snarling.ÂŽ)IroniesQ Earl Persell, 56, was arrested in Palm Bay in February when police were sum-moned to his home on a domestic violence call. Mr. PersellÂs girlfriend said he had assaulted her and held her down by the neck, and then moments later, with his truck, rammed the car she was driving away in. The subject of the coupleÂs argu-ment was legendary singer Tina Turner and her late, wife-beating husband, Ike. Q U.S. military forces called to battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, including reservists and National Guardsmen on active duty, have their civilian jobs protected by feder-al law, but every year the Pentagon reports having to assist personnel who have been illegally fired or demoted during their tours of duty. Of all the employers in the United States who are seemingly ignorant of the law, one stands out: civilian agencies of the federal government. The Washington Post, using a Freedom of Information Act request, revealed in February that dur-ing fiscal year 2011, 18 percent of all com-plaints under the law were filed against federal agencies. Q Mark ÂChopperÂŽ Read only wanted to help out his sonÂs youth athlet-ics program in the Melbourne, Australia, suburb of Collingwood in February, but was rebuffed. He had offered his assis-tance at track meets by, for instance, firing the starterÂs pistol for races, but officials declined after learning that Mr. Read had recently been released from prison after 23 years and had boasted of killing 19 people and once attempting to kidnap a judge at gunpoint. Q Least-competent criminalsQ Maureen Reed, 41, was charged with DWI in March in Lockport, N.Y., after arriving at a police station inebri-ated. She had gotten into an altercation with two others at the Niagara Hotel and left to go press charges. The police station is about 200 feet from the hotel, but Ms. Reed unwisely decided to drive her car there instead of walking. Q Two men were robbed in a motel room in Bradenton in February by Ced-rick Mitchell, 39, who pulled a handgun on them, but lost it in a struggle when the men started to fight back. One of the men pepper-sprayed Mr. Mitchell, sending him fleeing. He returned a few minutes later and begged to buy the gun back for $40, but all he got was another pepper-spraying. Police arrested Mr. Mitchell nearby. Q UpdateDr. Peter Trigger, 62, apparently suffered a relapse in Thorplands, England, in February. Dr. Trigger violated his Anti-Social Behavior Order (the one reported in News of the Weird in 2009) by stand-ing passively alongside the grounds of the Woodvale Primary School as parents dropped kids off for classes. As before, he was wearing a thigh-length gray skirt and a blue Northampton Academy Blazer even though forbidden to be near a school while dressed in either a skirt or a school uniform. His lawyer said that Dr. Trigger desperately wants to be a woman. Q NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE
A8 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYHis school name changed once again, Mr. MacLachlan now finds himself the dean of student services at a ÂstateÂŽ college, and as dean, he says he sees what those driving past the palm-tree-speckled campus on PGA Boulevard might not see: He sees his students earning a solid education and landing solid gigs Â„ salary-paid, benefit-toting positions at such esteemed institutes as Scripps Florida or Florida Power & Light. ÂThe community sees us as a fallback, like our students canÂt get into another institution,ÂŽ Mr. MacLachlan said. ÂBut many of our students could go to any college, pursue their edu-cation anywhere they choose. They choose to come here.ÂŽ Students are choosing Palm Beach State Â„ and the collegeÂs Palm Beach Gardens campus in particular Â„ because of a convergence of educa-tion and industry. Palm Beach County was luring biomedical bigwigs such as Scripps and Max Planck. The college was evolving into four-year programs and bachelorÂs degrees. A new provost did the legwork, aligning the two. Acting as the provost for the Palm Beach Gardens campus, Jean Wihbey, Ph.D., went out into the community collecting business cards. She asked questions: What did science, energy and medical fields need? What skills were they looking for? Who would they hire? ÂWe donÂt want to produce them, if they canÂt get jobs,ÂŽ said Mr. MacLach-lan, who, alongside Dr. Wihbey and other administrators, continues to pore over government statistics and com-munity surveys, forever searching for employment possibilities and how to best prepare their students. But even with reaching out into the community, identifying needs in life science or green technology fields and training professionals to fill them, it seems the communityÂs still stuck on the schoolÂs Âcommunity collegeÂŽ image. LetÂs be clear, ÂIÂm not saying weÂre elite, not by any stretch,ÂŽ Mr. MacLach-lan said. ÂBut weÂre more than our image, an image that the only students who go here, go here because they canÂt get in anywhere else.ÂŽ He points to the schoolÂs dualenrollment population, ÂThese students could go anywhere they wanted to go, they could transfer to the University of Florida or an out-of-state private school, but 65 percent of them stay with us.ÂŽ Yes, the college remains an Âopen accessÂŽ institution, meaning the school will accept anyone Â„ not just high school honors students, but people who need to change their career and be a registered nurse, like, yesterday. In this sense, the school remains a Âcommuni-ty collegeÂŽ at heart. But itÂs the growing air of academia to which administrators would like to direct attention. ÂIÂve invited hundreds of people to come to our campus, let me take them on a tour, let them see our students and see what our students are doing,ÂŽ said Dr. Wihbey, the provost whoÂs literally doing the legwork, walking her guests past the schoolÂs medicinal garden, toward the Bioscience Technol-ogy Complex. ÂEvery time IÂm done, I always hear the same response: ÂOh my God, I never knew you were doing all these things here, I never knew you had all this going on.ÂÂŽ So Dr. Wihbey began assembling a group of more than 200 community leaders, leaders she calls Âcommunity ambassadors.ÂŽ These leaders serve on campus councils, act as business partners, mentor students, teach students or help mold course syllabi. As much as these leaders may ÂambassadorÂŽ stu-dents into their careers, they Âambas-sadorÂŽ the college into the community, and Dr. Wihbey has assembled them so they might help residents gain a more possessive feel for their school Â„ not a community college, but their commu-nityÂs college. ÂTheir state school,ÂŽ Dr. Wihbey said. Here, a conversational tour of sorts opens up among graduates and stu-dents, administrators and big-name employers, as each individually shares what Palm Beach State does, or has done, for them.Biotech mecca and a school to matchAs an immigrant from Colombia, Camilo Rojas says his hope of one day being a scientist felt more like an illu-sion than reality. ÂI think itÂs like that for most people,ÂŽ said Mr. Rojas, who upon graduating from Palm Beach StateÂs biotechnology program began working as a research technician at Scripps. ÂThat program made my dream very accessible to me.ÂŽ The emerging presence of Palm Beach County as a biotechnology mecca gave the school incentive to build a biotechnology program. Not only did the Palm Beach Gardens campus build it, they earned Banner Center status, meaning Palm Beach State serves as the statewide resource for FloridaÂs life sci-ence work force. ÂWe would not have a biotech program if Scripps had not come here,ÂŽ said Mr. MacLachlan. But as soon as Scripps showed up, dialogue opened up. ÂWe put together what Scripps wanted,ÂŽ said the dean, as the college invited sci-entists to use the schoolÂs laboratories, teach as adjunct professors, educate students, welcome them as interns, then hire them as professionals, hence the fortune of Mr. Rojas. Working in the neuroscience department of Scripps, Mr. Rojas focuses on learning and memory. He has a personal project on the side, one in which heÂs treating the minds of mice with new compounds, running behavioral tests and looking at changes in their brains, to see if one day his findings might help the treatment of AlzheimerÂs disease in the minds of men. ÂYou donÂt really need to dedicate yourself to 10 years of school, earning a Ph.D., to one day maybe enter a lab,ÂŽ said Mr. Rojas, though heÂs furthering his education through Florida Atlantic University. ÂYou can do it within two years and do some really meaningful work. ItÂs quite a privilege. What you do in some way will impact the scientific community and the world at large.ÂŽ The director of PBSC biotechnology programs, Libby Handel, Ph.D., reports four graduates and two interns current-ly working through Scripps. Mr. Rojas says he and his fellow alumni have created quite a name for the college, through their work ethic and ability. The head of his lab, Gavin Rumbaugh, Ph.D., confirms this, first applauding the collegeÂs training of lab technicians Â„ a skill set desperately needed, the scientist says Â„ then bragging about Mr. Rojas. ÂFrom day one heÂs been, well, let me tell you his nickname in the lab, we call him ÂSuper TechÂ because he can do anything,ÂŽ said Dr. Rumbaugh, who since hiring Mr. Rojas, has hired another PBSC graduate. ÂIf Libby said someone from her program was very, very good,ÂŽ he said of the biotech direc-tor, ÂI would have no problem taking her word,ÂŽ and welcoming the techni-cian into his lab. Adding to this reputation would be intern Jackie Strivelli. Considering the symbiotic relationship between PBSC and Scripps, Ms. Strivelli says acquiring an internship was easy. Set to graduate in May with her biotechnology Associ-ate in Science degree, she says Scripps has offered that she stay on as an intern until they can hire her full-time. ÂInterns from other universities donÂt have the experience I have. I pass them up in so many ways,ÂŽ said Ms. Strivelli, who found working at a lab at Scripps was just like working at a lab at Palm Beach State. ÂWhat they do, we do,ÂŽ summarized student dean Mr. MacLachlan, encom-passing biotechnology, energy and medical programs. ÂWorking in a lab already, IÂve been given so many compliments,ÂŽ Ms. Strivelli said. ÂI mean, IÂve essentially already been offered a job, just by see-ing how well IÂm able to work in a lab. It makes it much easier for them,ÂŽ she said, referring to her superiors at Scripps, who can move on to other mat-ters, rather than train Ms. Strivelli. This hands-on experience appeals to more than scientists, but engineers, too.PBCFrom page A1 COURTESY PHOTOProvost Jean Wihbey, Ph.D., right, engages community leaders in course curriculum, aligning her campus with industry, but she also has engaged students, who often see her around cam-pus and call her by name.COURTESY PHOTORobert Kershner, M.D. and Provost Jean Wihbey, Ph.D., demonstrate equipment to be used in the schoolÂ’s soon-to-be ophthalmic medical technician program. COURTESY PHOTOThe Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 A9Wind turbines to helicoptersJohn Fischetti works off the Beeline Highway in Jupiter, hidden in the swamplands, doing some really cool things with helicopters. Mr. Fischetti works for Sikorsky, designer and manu-facturer of military helicopters. ÂEver hear of the Black Hawk?ÂŽ he said when he speaks of his company, suggesting the gravity of what his job entails. Sikorsky flight-tests all its helicopters in Florida, and Mr. Fischetti serves as the general manager of SikorskyÂs Developmental Flight Center. ÂWe recruit lots of really smart people,ÂŽ he said. But the company struggled to find technician talent without the expense of relocation, until they found Palm Beach State. ÂLetÂs be clear: There are other institutions out there that better prepare aerospace engineers,ÂŽ said Mr. Fischetti, listing universities such as Embry-Riddle, Purdue, Georgia Tech and the University of Florida. ÂBut those Embry-Riddle four-year students never even touch anything with their hands. They learn the theoretical in the classroom.ÂŽ So when it came to hiring instrumentation technicians Â„ professionals to install sensors and gauges to record performance data during test flights Â„ Mr. Fischetti was attracted to the electrical power technology program at Palm Beach State, a curriculum initially designed to meet the needs of Florida Power & Light. Based in Juno Beach, FPL anticipated the retirement of certain employees and expressed the requirements of these positions to the college. ÂThey said they would need people to replace them, and we immediately started dis-cussing what they would need,ÂŽ relayed student dean Mr. MacLachlan. These discussions led to the development of an alternate energy and electrical power program, with the utility com-pany steering the course for students to become well-versed in green tech-nologies, gleaning wind and solar back-grounds. ÂBelieve it or not, turbines built to generate energy for FPL are nearly the same as engine and transmission-driven blades that create the lift in a helicopter,ÂŽ Mr. Fischetti said. ÂTheyÂre built on very similar principles.ÂŽ Since learning of the program, Mr. Fischetti has hired two PBSC graduates Â„ one who went back to school after leaving the military, the other a person who felt no career growth and went back to school for the betterment of self and family. ÂMy vision is to take the kids coming out of the two-year school Âƒ I say Âkids,Â they very well could be adults Âƒ but bring them in as technicians, and as theyÂre working alongside the aircraft, they can go back to school at night, the company paying for them to get their engineering degrees,ÂŽ Mr. Fischetti said. ÂWho better to design the next generation of helicopters than someone working intimately with the present generation?ÂŽ Extremely happy with the caliber of students he has hired thus far, Mr. Fischetti hinges his envisioned hier-archy of Âtechnician graduate moving toward engineering degree while work-ing alongside Sikorsky aircraftÂ on Palm Beach State. ÂI see the purpose,ÂŽ said the man who attends monthly meetings at the college, lending input to curriculum and meeting students. ÂIt just smells right when you walk into that environ-ment. Kids are eager to learn, programs are designed by industry. ItÂs the best equation for success.ÂŽSaid, not seenDean of Academic Affairs Ed Willey says Palm Beach State succeeds by doing two things: ÂWe prepare students for university transfer and we prepare students for the work force,ÂŽ he said. ÂThatÂs what we do.ÂŽ Currently, the school has its sights set on preparing students in the field of ophthalmology, opening a fully-digital, M.D.-led program to train eye-care technicians in the fall. ÂWe found if we trained them, they would hire them,ÂŽ student dean Mr. MacLachlan said of ophthalmologists and ophthalmic tech-nicians. The big to-do, Mr. Willey has given many a tour of the ophthalmic lab as of late, a lab built identical to a doctorÂs office, inclusive of a simulated eye-surgical suite. But the quality that has not been in print, the attribute Mr. Willey would like to show most, ÂItÂs not a thing you can look for, itÂs not glitzy, so I canÂt really show you it, but itÂs here,ÂŽ he said. See, as dean of academic affairs, Mr. Willey hires the faculty. And what he would like to share most has been said to him Â„ not something he has tangi-bly seen himself, but rather has been seen by the likes of a parent. Maybe sharing it in their stead might change the way his college, students and staff are seen by the community. Mr. Willey most appreciates when a parent conveys the success of his or her child, inherently validating the suc-cess of the school, by saying: Â ÂProfes-sor So-and-so really engaged my son,Â hereÂs the kicker, ÂAnd he found his way.Â ÂŽ Q COURTESY PHOTOLibby Handel, Ph.D., right, and a colleague promote Palm Beach StateÂ’s Banner Center. PBSC students look at a solar cooking machine, an example of green technology. 4755 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens (561) 799-05559186 Glades Road, Boca Lyons Plaza (561) 477-4774 Lic. #HS8984
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A16 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYA new investigation by Consumer Reports reveals that while tens of millions of American consumers live with medical devices implanted in their bodies, many of these implants have never been tested for safety and manufacturers are often required to do nothing more than file paperwork and pay a user fee before bringing their products to market. The report is available online at www.ConsumerReports.org. ÂWhile most of us have heard about the safety problems with metal-on-metal hips in the news, these devices are just one illustration of a much larger fail-ure in our regulatory system,ÂŽ said Nancy Metcalf, senior program editor, Consumer Reports. According to a recent survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, nearly one in five (17 percent) American adults has an implanted medical device. In 2011, a panel from the prestigious Institute of Medicine said the Food and Drug Administration should overhaul its device regulatory system because it fails to ensure patient safety before and after prod-ucts go on the market. Instead, Congress is now debating legislation that would keep the present sys-tem virtually intact and ratify an agreement between the FDA and industry to get devices on the market even faster. The Consumer Reports investigation details the risks associated with four common devices: surgical mesh, Lap-Bands, metal hips, and cardiac devices: V Surgical mesh: No testing. Tens of thousands of women have been implanted with transvaginal mesh for prolapse repair and bladder support. Despite thousands of reports of adverse events, repeated alarms by womenÂs-health and consumer-health advo-cates, and multiple lawsuits, these products are still being sold and are still classified as Âmoderate riskÂŽ devices. Manufacturers took advantage of a loophole in the law that allowed them to grandfather their products onto the market without any advance safety testing. V Lap-Band: Minimal testing. More than 650,000 have been sold worldwide, according to the 2010 annual report from its manufacturer, Allergan. Approval for Lap-Bands was based on a lone study of 299 people. Of those participants, 51 percent reported nausea, vomiting, or both, and 25 percent had their bands removed before the end of the three-year study because of complications or failure to lose enough weight. ÂImagine if a car had a recall rate that high,ÂŽ says John Santa, M.D., M.P.H, director of the Con-sumer Reports Health Ratings Center. ÂConsumers and regulators would be up in arms. But in the world of medical devices, these things often stay hidden.ÂŽ V Metal hips: Missed alarms. The artificial hip introduced in 2005 by DePuy, the orthope-dic division of Johnson & Johnson, was cleared by the FDA without clinical testing. Instead it went to market based on Âsubstantial equivalenceÂŽ to earlier devices, though metal-on-metal hips such as this one had long been on the agencyÂs high-prior-ity list for requiring advance clinical trials. DePuy recalled all 93,000 of these hips worldwide in 2010. Evidence suggests that metal-on-metal hips fail far more often than average and can cause metal poison-ing and tissue destruction, leading to a litany of medi-cal problems for the patient. V Cardiac devices: Significant problems. Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are just one of three types of cardiac devices described in the Con-sumer Reports investigation that have had significant problems. Since 2009, the FDA has received reports of close to 29,000 deaths or injuries from these devices, by far the most for any device type, according to CRÂs analysis of a federal database. The most troublesome aspect of the devices are the leads Â„ wires that con-nect them to the heart.Consumers research the device by using the FDAÂs website at www.FDA.gov, where one can find a wealth of information about warnings, com-plaints, and recalls. Consumers can also search the Internet for patient forums which will indicate whether patients are having trouble. Other recom-mendations for guarding against the risks posed by dangerous medical devices include writing down the type of device you have and the model number, serial number (if it has one; some devices donÂt), and asking your doctor what sorts of warning signs to look out for. Q SandyÂs head was splitting as she hung up the phone. Her son, Matt, had asked her once again if she would help him out with his mortgage. Sandy had promised herself umpteen times she would say no if he asked again. But Matt had complained that his sales had been slow and he blamed his wife Jessica for letting the credit card bills mount. Sandy always worried that when things were tense between Matt and Jessica, the fireworks would start and the grandchildren would be the ones to suffer. The youngest had started wetting the bed again, and Sandy knew it was because of all the fighting in their house. When Sandy half-heartedly started to say that she wasnÂt going to bail Matt out anymore, he sarcas-tically made a comment about the last cruise his par-ents had been on. Sandy knew she had no reason to be defensive or apologetic, but Matt always knew how to get to her. What bothered her about the conversation the most was that she didnÂt get the sense that Matt truly appreciated any of her efforts. Rather, she had the distinct feeling he just assumed sheÂd eventually say yes. And now Sandy had to tell her husband, Stan, that she had agreed once again to pay MattÂs mortgage. Stan would hit the roof. He had a lot to say about the way their children managed their household and was furious that Matt would dare ask to borrow money again if he could afford to lease a sports car. She and Stan were often at odds about the right way to intervene. Sandy had always feared that StanÂs critical temper would undermine MattÂs confidence and, too late, realized that she might have indulged her son way too often in an attempt to smooth things over. Sandy knew that she and Stan worried about the stability of their sonÂs marriage and the emotional well-being of their grandchildren. They realized, too late, that in their misguided efforts over the years to be supportive to their son, they had condoned poor decisions and raised him with a sense of entitlement. As parents, so many of us attempt to guide our children as they face lifeÂs challenges. We are hoping theyÂll not only learn from our experiences but avoid the inevitable heartaches. And, in doing so, we hope our children will develop the skills it takes to become assured, accomplished adults, and to stand on their own two feet. The mistake so many of us make is to jump in to fix things for our children when they are struggling. This misguided show of support has a paradoxical effect. We may inadvertently promote dependence and insecurity: our children may conclude we donÂt have confidence in their ability to succeed. ÂWhere did I fail?ÂŽ or ÂHow can I fix this?ÂŽ are questions we may ask ourselves when our children falter or show character traits that disappoint us. We may get caught in the bind of believing we can, and should, control things that are not realistically within our control. Or, perhaps, even worse, we may throw up our arms in despair, believing the dysfunctional patterns are set in stone, and nothing can be ever done to make things better. It will also be important that we step back and evaluate our true motivations for jumping in. Are we trying to quell our own anxieties by taking over, because we have trouble tolerating their struggles or the uncertainty of the outc ome? Is our pride tied up with the level of their success? Is there a void in our own lives we are trying to fill? The answers may not immediately come to us, but itÂs certainly worth care-ful reflection. ItÂs not impossible to switch gears years later, if we truly believe it would be in everyoneÂs interest. To do so effectively requires a candid discussion with our partners. If we commit to addressing problems collaboratively, we may be able to give each other honest feedback about what we see as the problem and what we are prepared to do as a solution. It will require tremendous willpower and maturity to avoid blaming and stalemates. Once we have decided to go forward, it will be time to have a heart-to-heart conversation with our adult children, explaining that we would like to have a very different, but hopefully more gratifying relationship all around. We can certainly acknowledge we feel badly that inadvertently our role may not have always been in their best interest, and recognize it will be uncomfortable for everyone to make changes. We can further promise to serve as supportive sounding boards, but will count on our families to come up with their own solutions. Stating clearly, ÂI love you but will no longer jump in financiallyÂŽ may feel harsh to our children after weÂve been indulging them for years. Realistically, itÂs probably not fair to change the game plan drastically without a lot of discussion and a period of transition for our children to assume increasingly more responsibility over time. We can assume there may be a push back or hostility about the reversals. There may be a temptation to reconsider because we fear we might destroy rela-tionships or lose contact with the grandchildren. At no times should we allow ourselves to be held emo-tional hostage by our adult children. Easier said than done, of course, but clearly the path that promotes the most potential for growth. If we donÂt expect our loved ones to expect more of themselves, then by default we discourage them from growing to the best of their potential. It can be very powerful to applaud them as they take charge of their own lives. Q Â„ 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 palmbeach familytherapy.com. 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ÂWeÂre moving quickly to develop options for future Mars exploration missions and pathways,ÂŽ said John Grunsfeld, an astrophysicist, five-time space shuttle astronaut and associate administrator for NASAÂs Science Mis-sion Directorate at the agencyÂs head-quarters in Washington. ÂAs part of this process, community involvement, including international, is essential for charting the new agency-wide strat-egy for our future Mars exploration efforts.ÂŽ Mr. Grunsfeld leads the agencywide Mars program reformulation effort along with William Gersten-maier, associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, chief scientist Waleed Abdalati and chief technologist Mason Peck. In February, Mr. Grunsfeld named veteran aerospace engineer Orlando Figueroa to lead the MPPG. In March, the group established an initial draft framework of milestones and activities that will include options for missions and sequences bridging the objectives of NASAÂs science, human exploration and operations and technology. The scientific and technical community across the globe can submit ideas and abstracts online as part of NASAÂs effort to seek out the best and the brightest ideas from researchers and engineers in planetary science. Selected abstracts will be presented during a workshop in June hosted by the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston. The new strategy also will be designed to maintain AmericaÂs criti-cal technical skills, developed over decades, to achieve the highest-prior-ity science and exploration objectives. NASA has a recognized track record of successful missions on Mars, and exploration of the planet is a priority. The rover Opportunity, which landed on Mars in 2004, is still operating well beyond its official mission of 90 days. There also are two NASA satel-lites, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Mars Odyssey, orbiting Mars and returning science data and images. In August, NASA will land the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity, on the planetÂs surface. This roving science laboratory will assess whether Mars was in the past or present an environ-ment able to support life. In 2013, NASA will launch the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution orbiter, the first mission devoted to understanding the Martian upper atmosphere. Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYDonÂ’t let back pain get you down We live in one of the most desired locations in the world. From our year-round summer season to the long list of leisure activities, Palm Beach County is a place where life is to be enjoyed. How-ever, when something like back or neck pain begins to affect your quality of life, you should be aware that there are many innovative and minimally invasive treatment options available. Neck and back pain are the second most common reasons (after the com-mon cold) that Americans seek medi-cal care. While most painful episodes resolve without diagnosis or treatment, many conditions persist and wreak havoc on oneÂs well-being. Until recent-ly, this presented a difficult dilemma: Either live with the pain or undergo treatment. Choosing to do nothing and living with neck and back pain can take a toll on mind, body and spirit. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center offers an extensive list of scientifically supported surgical treatment options, which are performed by a team of tal-ented neurosurgeons and spine special-ists. They work together to develop a comprehensive spinal treatment regi-men for each patient with the peace of mind that if surgery is necessary, it can and will be done in the least invasive, least painful, and most gentle and effec-tive technique. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has embraced advances in surgi-cal technologies that are changing the way spinal surgeries are performed. Spinal surgery traditionally has been more complex. Less invasive, minimally disruptive techniques are now being used, which bring benefits to patients such as less blood loss, smaller scars, decreased postoperative pain, less dam-age to muscle and skin, and shorter recovery times. In some instances, pro-cedures can even be performed on an outpatient basis. For example, open spinal-fusion surgery used to be the treatment of choice for disk-related back pain. Today, less invasive, more direct treatments to address specific neck and back prob-lems have improved patientsÂ treatment options. Furthermore, advancements in technology allow surgeons to approach the spine from more positions. This lets surgeons address the problematic areas without damaging other structures that used to be in the way. Motion-preserv-ing options, such as disk replacements and endoscopic techniques, allow for preservation of spinal mobility with extremely fast recovery times. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center wants its community to live life to the fullest, taking advantage of the active Florida lifestyle. If neck or back pain is affecting your ability to do so, I encour-age you to look for an orthopedic pro-gram that can deliver advanced treat-ment options that may best improve your quality of life. To learn more about Palm Beach Gardens Medical CenterÂs orthopedic services and specialized spine procedures, visit www.palm-beachgardensorthopedics.com/. Q mike COWLINGCEO, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESS INDUSTRY WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 A18 Store company brings back summer green market BY CHRIS FELKER cfelker@Â” oridaweekly.com Store, the out-of-the-ordinary personal storage company, is adding to the good vibes it has been creating in the Palm Beach Gardens community by bringing back its popular summer green market two months earlier than in 2011. Madelyn Still, StoreÂs administrative manager, said, ÂWe decided there was a need right when the city green market shuts down, so May 12th is the date we picked.ÂŽ The cityÂs green market Â„ Sun-days at Gardens Park on Burns Road Â„closes for the season May 6. Store is a storage facility unlike most others. Its large, new, hurricane-resistant building, on Military Trail just north of PGA Boulevard, is tailor-made to help the company establish a very active role in the community. Store hosts several regular business networking events in its spacious first-floor facilities, which include a luxurious wine-tasting and con-ference room between the big lobby Â„more resembling a hotel entrance than a front desk area Â„ and the active wing of its wine-storage space. ItÂs one of very few storage companies offering climate-controlled Âwine cellars,ÂŽ and will actually arrange with customers to accept and stow their shipped wines from travels overseas. Store also supports local charities with any surpluses from its networking meet-ings, which cost $5 to enter. It hosts ÂNet-working in the GardensÂŽ from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on the third Friday each month, and will have its first ÂBusiness Networking at 4ÂŽ meeting April 27 and every fourth Fri-day of the month thereafter, 4 to 5:30 p.m. ÂWe had an afternoon networking group for a while but they stopped their meet-ings, so we decided we needed to add another opportunity,ÂŽ says Daron Walker, facilities manager. In addition, Store donates a truck for the use of the U.S. MarinesÂ Toys for Tots drive during the holidays. The green market and other events, such as the Classic Car Show that took place Saturday, April 14, are staged in the buildingÂs breezeway, which is used most of the time by customers moving personal items to and from their rental units in the adjacent five-story building. Northern Palm Beach CountyÂs first summertime green bazaar debuted July 9, 2011, and was originally planned for only a few consecutive Saturdays, but it was extended through September because of the enthusiastic response. ÂOur first year was very successful,ÂŽ Ms. Still said. She describes crowds that swelled from about 450 or so shoppers weekly to almost 1,000 one Saturday before seasonÂs end. ÂWe talked to our vendors about whether theyÂd prefer to just pick up when the city market shuts down and keep going, and they were all for it.ÂŽ Luckily, parking is not a problem since Store customers can use the large lot between it and the Wells Fargo bank at the corner of PGA and Military. ThatÂs good because the StoreÂs Green Market attracted increasingly more cus-tomers Â„ and vendors Â„ during its inau-gural year. Ms. Still says they started with about 30 vendors, many of the same ones who have booths at the city green market, and had attracted 46 by summerÂs end. And many of the same vendors from 2011 will return this year, so the company is expecting an even bigger turnout. Ms. Still says Store accepted vendor applications through early April and was choosing the food vendors first because Âwe were inundated with craftspeopleÂŽ that may take longer to choose from. Also, she said, ÂWe want to first focus on the green market, and we do have a few flower and plant vendors to choose from this year, so weÂre trying to do all of that first before we open it up to the clothing and crafts people.ÂŽ She notes that some vendors donÂt have company names, citing ÂPaul the Fish Guy,ÂŽ who sells a lot of seafood but whose last name she couldnÂt put her finger on. ÂOne of the most popular ones,ÂŽ Ms. Still said, Âis the Gourmet Pickle Peddler. We also have Offshore Crab as a seafood vendor, Affordable Organics, Olive Oils of the World, and a lady named Falinda, a local grower who sells her produce here. ÂWe have space for about 44, although we do spill out to the edges of the drive-way as we did last year,ÂŽ she said. Ms. Still is part of a team that recruits vendors and also storage customers. Mr. Walker, the facilities manager, called it Âa team effort here Â„ we all do a little of everything.ÂŽ Branden Gould, marketing manager, says that StoreÂs green market has helped get its name out there. ÂWeÂve heard of people coming from Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Tequesta and Jupiter, and even Stuart and Port St. Lucie. We pull them from all over. A lot of vendors have fol-lowers, so wherever they are that week, if (customers) need stuff, theyÂll drive to come get the product.ÂŽ He said Store likes to have a wide variety of businesses represented. In 2011, some others were Cupcakes for a Cause, R&R Honey Co., Joy of Garlic, A&J South Florida Jerky and Paella Grill, which Mr. Gould said Âis really big, very popular.ÂŽ He added: ÂToward the end of the market last year, we had a spice company that came in; they had a really nice display. They had four or five 8-foot tables with silver-tin mixing bowls full of all these different spices, plus teas and other prod-ucts.ÂŽ Ellen Mudrick, aka The Gourmet Pickle Peddler, says sheÂs looking forward to this summerÂs market. ÂThere were many people that, even though there was advertising, didnÂt know about it (last year). So itÂs exciting this year, because lots more people are going to know about it Â„ the regular vendors from all the different markets were able to let them know that this was going to be happening. This is under cover, and itÂs in a breezeway, and Âƒ itÂs just a nice place to go,ÂŽ Ms. Mudrick said. She sells what she calls the ÂNice and SpiceÂŽ pickle. ÂItÂs homemade, and I sam-ple them with a cracker and cream cheese, and oddly enough, thatÂs still the most favorite way that people serve my pickles. This is my second year doing full-time markets around the county. I carry a board, and my customers suggest all kinds of ways that they like to serve my pickles. I call Âem Âsweet with a little heatÂ Â„ just like a lot of my customers.ÂŽ Ms. Mudrick said of her recipe, ÂItÂs a secret, of course, something my sister and I have been making for years.ÂŽ She added: ÂA lot of work, a lot of l ove, a lot of care go into them. I left corporate America to sell my pickles. I left a job where I was for almost 10 years, in the auto industry, and my new headquarters is under a tent in paradise.ÂŽ SheÂs planning to expand on her recipe soon, introducing a balsamic reduction from the original ÂNice and Spice.ÂŽKathie Fallon, owner of Affordable Organics, said she comes there to provide a central location for her customers and sell any surplus ÂsharesÂŽ that are available. ÂWeÂre actually a produce-buying club; thatÂs our main function. We sell all organ-ic produce, and our members pick up at groups in various cities around the state; weekly or biweekly, they come and get their shares. We were able to sort of blend our core business in with the green mar-ket by Âƒ (having) a delivery specifically for that market. Part of the goods were for people who were picking up full shares of the produce, and then other people would come and buy whatever produce they wanted, from what we had that day.ÂŽ Ms. Fallon said it costs $45 a share, which is about two grocery bagsÂ full. ÂAt the market we put everything in boxes, so people could pick up a full share. We donÂt have any fees to join or long-term commitments; people just pay each time they pick up for their next share. That way I know how many people to plan for. We offer a variety of fruits and vegetables. On our website, it shows you this weekÂs shares and what weÂve got for that week.ÂŽ Asked whether much networking goes on during this kind of event, Mr. Walker, the facilities manager, said: ÂFor us, thatÂs one of our purposes for having the green market here is so we can get people in the door, to know who they are, if they need storage.ÂŽ The Store team, Ms. Still says, canÂt wait until the market opens to see what kinds of networking stories theyÂll be able to tell from the summer of 2012. Q Clerk Sharon Bock is advising Palm Beach County residents to be wary of official-looking notices they receive in the mail that inform them they need to pur-chase a copy of the deed for their property. These notices, sent by ÂLocal Records Office,ÂŽ tell recipients that they can receive a copy of their prop-erty deed and a Âcomplete property profileÂŽ by send-ing $89 to an address in Tallahassee. The notices also include a coupon that people can detach and mail back with their checks, noting the $89 Âservice fee.ÂŽ Deeds and other official records are easily obtained online or at the courthouse from the clerkÂs office. Hard copies cost $1 a page, and certified documents cost an additional $2. Uncertified copies may be downloaded and printed for free by using the Official Records search on the clerkÂs website, www.mypalm-beachclerk.com. ÂSolicitations like this may be legal, but they are misleading,ÂŽ Clerk Bock said. ÂEvery few years, we hear from residents who have received these notices and want to know what they should do. We want to remind people that this information is readily avail-able online and at the courthouse. There is no need to pay that kind of money to get public records.ÂŽ The records available at the clerkÂs office include deeds, mortgages, liens, court judgments and marriage licenses. For more information on receiving copies of public records, contact the Records Services Center at (561) 355-2976. Q Beware: Company solicits residents to buy public recordsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTOS A sales clerk for Prosecco Cafe in Palm Beach Gardens wraps a pastry for an eager customer at StoreÂ’s green market last summer. Prosecco Manager Steven Pipitone says the cafe will be back this year, serving up its fresh-baked breads and pastries and some items that arenÂ’t on its regular menu, such as croissant sandwiches. Kathie Fallon, owner of Affordable Organics, wears her favorite T-shirt at StoreÂ’s green market.
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 BUSINESS A19FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY 7 11 15 13 17 6 10 14 12 16 9 PHOTOS BY CORBY KAYEÂ’S STUDIO 1. Honoree Bobbi Horwich2. Table of Suporters: Susan Holzchuh, Gwen Herb, Yvonne Boice, Ashley Haliko (sitting); Maggie Alarcon, Felice Levine, Felicity Noel Keeley, Jacquelyn Keeley, Julie Caldwell (standing)3. Honorees Lynda Levitsky, Helen Babione, Jacquelyn Keeley4. Honorees Helen Babione and Jacquelyn Keeley with Yvonne Boice (center)5. Renee Plevy, portrait of Grand Honoree Dorothy Sullivan and Gina Sullivan, who accepted on her behalf of her grandmother6. Honoree Jacquelyn Keeley 7. Honoree Dr. Maria M. Vallejo8. Helen Babione and Ruth Olsson (sitting); Mary Veccia and Linda Olsson (standing) 9. Portrait of Grand Matriarch Countess Henrietta de Hoernle10. Event sponsors Etonella Christlieb and Monica Erickson 11. Roberta Jurney, executive director of Quantum House 12. Felicity Noel Keeley and Jacquelyn Keeley13. Event Co-Chairwoman Bobbi Shorr 14. Renee Plevy with event sponsor Sherry Plevy Arenstein 15. Frank Murrow with artist and event founder Renee Plevy 16. Honoree Lynda Levitsky and Renee Plevy17. Honoree Sherry Frankel 8 4 5 Quantum House Portrait of a Woman Inaugural Spring Luncheon Honors Nine Incredible Local Ladies in Palm Beach 1 2 3
A20 BUSINESS WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYNETWORKING Guests enjoy an evening under the stars to celebrate the Max Planck Florida InstituteWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com 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@Â” oridaweekly.com.COURTESY PHOTOS 1 Anka Palitz with Dr. David Fitzpatrick 2 Vicki and Chris Kellogg with Donna Long 3 Lois and Bud Hammerman 4. George Elmore and Dr. Peter Gruss 5. Phillip Edwards, Bill Pennell, Barbara and Mike Mitrione 6. Nasser Kazeminy and Dr. Claudia Hillinger 1 3 4 6 5 2
A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 A21 Luxury and convenience near Worth AvenueSteps to the ocean, one block to Worth Avenue, in the center of town, this home has it all. Beautiful proportions and wonderful light, high ceilings and large rooms, make this 8,442-square-foot Palm Beach home perfection. The graceful and winding hall staircase highlights this multimillion-dollar reconstruction that includes a renewed space planning of the entire interior living space. Enlarged windows and doors open views and create a state-of-the-art kitchen and family room overlooking the pool with waterfall. Architect Michael Johnson and builder Cosmo DeVellis of American Building Systems Inc. were inspired by the high ceilings and large rooms. ItÂs a wonder-ful home for casual or formal entertaining with gleaming marble floors throughout. The home, listed for $6,495,000, has four bedrooms (a master suite plus three guest bedrooms), 5 baths, a library, an office, hi-tech kitchen and family room, a commercial elevator, a large one-bedroom apartment and a four-car garage. Fite Shavell & Associates agents are Toni Hollis, (561) 373-1835, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Gloria More, (561) 373-7444, email@example.com. Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY PALM BEACH GARDENS FLORIDA WEEKLY
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A lot of political and personnel skills I have now were from working for him,ÂŽ he said. A stint with Fidelity Federal lasted about a year and a half, but he decided the banking industry was not a good fit and wound up back in government, where he worked in Palm Beach Coun-tyÂs Legislative Delegation Office. ÂI did that for 10 years and loved it. I spent time in Tallahassee and got to be the liaison for all the state House mem-bers in Palm Beach County,ÂŽ Mr. Chase said. ÂIt was just a great opportunity to enjoy the legislative process and get some things done there. It was great preparation for this job here.ÂŽ He has had his job at the chamber almost two years now, and things are looking up, he said, citing Âa rash of ribbon-cuttingsÂŽ in the coming month that include a bank, a marina and a salon. ÂThey are all kinds of different things,ÂŽ Mr. Chase said. ÂNothing really huge, mostly small businesses. ThatÂs where you see things start on an upturn. I think larger entities see that kind of vibrancy as important.ÂŽ He points to the plan by Florida Power & Light to build a new complex at PGA Boulevard and I-95. ÂThey see this as a good, strong vibrant community to live in and thatÂs a good way to work,ÂŽ he said. ÂAs busi-nesses pop and as the chamber grows, that signals a more healthy community and our clout grows. IÂve seen the rela-tionship with the chamber just blossom with our local municipalities and elect-ed officials. The economic downturn has forced them to think differently, and weÂve helped them to think differ-ently.ÂŽ The chamber has grown and now has more than 800 members. It was formed in 2007 when the Jupiter Tequesta Juno Beach Chamber of Commerce merged with the North Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. ÂWe stretch from Mangonia Park/ Riviera Beach all the way up to Teques-ta,ÂŽ Mr. Chase said. ÂThatÂs 10 munici-palities.ÂŽ The consolidation was good for the community, he said. ÂLooking back, it was the smartest thing they ever did,ÂŽ he said. ÂItÂs nice to have one focused point of business operations. ItÂs good for governments. If they need an opinion on business, they come here.ÂŽFirst job: Opening the McDonaldÂs on Northlake Boulevard as a crewmember in 1981. What IÂm reading: ÂThat Used to Be UsÂŽ by Thomas Friedman My personal philosophy: ÂIf you canÂt make it fun, try something else.ÂŽ About the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce: ÂWhen the chamber is working well, existing businesses are prospering, new businesses are opening and elected offi-cials are listening.ÂŽ What do you love about Florida? ÂIts weather, clear water and availability of sandbars that are accessible by boat.ÂŽ Best thing about my work: ÂIÂm surrounded by enthusiastic people.ÂŽ My personal mission for the chamber: ÂIf the chamber is thriving, that means business is thriving Â„ and thatÂs good for our whole community.ÂŽ WhatÂs on the horizon: ÂMore grand openings and ribbon-cuttings! That means our business climate is improv-ing.ÂŽ My top tech tool: ÂThe iPad 2. Reams of paper saved so far: A lot.ÂŽ I love: ÂThat my daughter makes me laugh every day.ÂŽ I hate: ÂPessimistic people who have no interest in solving the problem.ÂŽ Finally: ÂThe North County has so much to offer and enjoy Â„ thereÂs no good reason to do business anywhere else!ÂŽ Q CHASEFrom page A1 >>Name: Ed Chase >>Age: 47 >>Family: Daughter Kelly, age 14 >>Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens >>Education: Palm Beach Gardens High School; BA, University of Florida in the know Children and teens interested in photography and related digital tech-nology will find this summer camp a sure shot. FOTOcamp for Kids will be presented in four sessions for students ages 6 to 17 by the Palm Beach Photo-graphic Centre. ÂFOTOcamp is for anyone between the ages of 6 and 17 who has an inter-est in photography and/or comput-ers, and who are inquisitive and like adventure,ÂŽ said Fatima NeJame, pres-ident of the center. ÂIt is the perfect opportunity for youngsters and teens to gain knowledge in all areas of pho-tography, beginning with the basics of picture-taking using SLR digital cameras and progressing to state-of the-art digital imaging, at each partici-pantÂs own rate of speed.ÂŽ Sessions are as follows:Ages 6-8: June 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon.Ages 9-17: June 11-22, July 9-20 and July 23-Aug. 3, all sessions 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the three sessions for older campers, FOTOcamp students are grouped by their level of experience. Students are each issued a digital SLR camera, and while exploring lens choices, lighting and composition of photographs, they will learn about photography and digital imaging in a fun and fact-filled environment. Sessions in the computer lab will expose them to downloading images to the computer, saving and renaming files, burning CDs and creating slide shows. In addition, using Adobe Photoshop and Elements, they will learn image adjustment techniques such as color correction, compositing images, adjustment layers and layer masks and other digital imaging technology. The computer lab is set up so that each student has access to a com-puter, ensuring the ultimate hands-on experience. Location shooting and photographic assignments give them the opportunity to practice their skills while acquiring new images. Based at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach, all sessions of FOTOcamp will include a professional instructor and an assis-tant, with opportunities for both indi-vidualized and group critiques. The culmination of all three sessions of FOTOcamp for Kids will be a special exhibition of photos taken by students. At the exhibitionÂs opening Aug. 24, one talented FOTOcamper will be named Student of the Year and receive a free SLR digital camera. Camp costs are: For the ages 6-8 session, $345 for center members and $375 for non-members. For each of the three, two-week, ages 9-17 sessions, $695 for cen-ter members and $745 for nonmem-bers. This includes use of digital SLR cameras, transportation and admis-sion fees for field trips, T-shirts and prints. To register, call 253-2600 or visit www.workshop.org. Q Photographic Centre offers picture-perfect idea for summer campSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Philanthropist and renowned art collector William I. Koch has been named to the Four Arts board of trustees and recognized for his role in organizing and underwriting the public exhibition of his Western art collection at The Society of the Four Arts. Members of the Four Arts Board of Trustees on April 13 presented Mr. Koch with a resolution congratulating him and expressing the institutionÂs grati-tude for the exhibition, which has bro-ken all attendance records after drawing 15,000 visitors since it opened Feb. 4. Titled ÂRecapturing the Real West: the Collections of William I. Koch,ÂŽ the exhibition is the largest and most suc-cessful in the organizationÂs 76-year his-tory. Mr. Koch funded all aspects of the exhibition installation, with proceeds benefiting The Society of the Four Arts. Following presentation of the resolution, trustee Rip McIntosh and Barron Collier from the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, Wyo., surprised Mr. Koch with a leather-bound book of art from artist M.C. Poulsen as well as a one-of-a-kind letter, illustrated by Poulsen in the style of artist Charlie Russell. Calling Mr. Koch Âthe keeper of the spirit of the American West,ÂŽ the letter is signed by representatives from the Buffalo Bill Museum along with the governor of Wyoming, and commends Mr. KochÂs role in preserving AmericaÂs history and the tradition of Western Art. ÂRecapturing the Real WestÂŽ features items from Mr. KochÂs comprehensive private collection, almost 80 percent of which have never before been displayed publicly. It includes the only existing tintype of Billy the Kid, which made headlines earlier last year when it sold for record amounts at auction. ÂRecapturing the Real West: The Collections of William I. KochÂŽ will remain on display at The Society of the Four Arts until April 29. Admission is $5. Visit www.fourarts.org for details. Q Western art exhibit earns more accolades for KochSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
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FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B1 INSIDE Darker side of Â“LifeÂ”James Braly explores Â“Life in a Marital Institution (20 years of monogamy in one terrifying hour).Â” B13 XTaking a standÂ“BullyÂ” offers a hard lesson worth seeing. B9 X WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 SocietySee movie stars and more in Palm Beach County.B10-11, 17-18 X William Kimball has surfed the world. Hawaii. California. Mexico. Costa Rica. And Juno Beach. ThatÂs where he came of age back in the 1970s, pedaling his bicycle across the Donald Ross Bridge to U.S. 1, scampering across what is now Loggerhead Park and diving into the ocean along with his four siblings and a coterie of cousins. The surf is his muse. You can hear the rise and fall of the water and the breeze in his speech and in his music. For two decades now, Mr. Kimball has ridden the wave of his songwriting and has won attention from big-time recording produc-ers. The title track from his lat-est album, ÂAlong for the Ride,ÂŽ made it onto the soundtrack of the Sarah Jessica Parker film, ÂI DonÂt Know How She Does It.ÂŽ And he rides that wave back into his old stomping ground April 21 for the Loggerhead Marinelife CenterÂs TurtleFest, where he and his band, the Hit$how, will be part of the lineup. Performing at the Marinelife Center is like coming home. ÂBefore there was even a Marinelife Center, there were these old apartment buildings. We were kids Â„ we were probably 8 or 9 Â„ but we found one of the doors open to the old apartment building in the back, a back door, and we turned it into our club-house. So we would go there and, like, hang out. We had a dartboard on the wall, and weÂd surf,ÂŽ Mr. Kimball said over breakfast at the Lazy Loggerhead Cafe at JupiterÂs Carlin Park. That love of surfing also has turned into the Blue Water School of Surfing, where, since 1996, he has inspired thousands of children to ride the waves and learn teamwork, just as he did as a kid. ÂWeÂd ride our bikes there, and as it turned into the MarinelifeSongwriter a world stageSURFS BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comBefore there was a Loggerhead Marinelife Center or Loggerhead Park, William Kimball was sur ng the shores of Juno Beach and singing his own song. He returns to play TurtleFest. Ask Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival producer Kermit Christman to name his poison, and this season, he will tell you, ÂArsenic.ÂŽ No ÂHamlet.ÂŽ No ÂOthello.ÂŽ And forget the Scottish play. He is going for a little ÂArsenic and Old LaceÂŽ April 19-22 at the Eissey Campus The-atre. ÂThis year, I said itÂs year 22, I canÂt believe weÂre still going, so letÂs do something lovely and light and delightful Â„ an audience-pleaser,ÂŽ he said. ÂA couple of names went back and forth, and someone said, ÂArsenic and Old Lace.ÂÂŽ Mr. Christman wasnÂt sure, but he watched the old film with Cary Grant and made a decision. ÂAnd I said, ÂWeÂll do it, but weÂll do it with a Shakespeare spin,ÂÂŽ he said. He adapted the show.ÂIt doesnÂt take place in 1942. It doesnÂt take place in Brooklyn. ItÂs now. ItÂs New England. ItÂs a haunted old house,ÂŽ he said. And the old ladies?ÂThe spinsters Â„ theyÂre not bubbling, boobling old fools. TheyÂre sharp, mod-ern, rich old women. They just happen to have a penchant for killing people with arsenic,ÂŽ he said. He pared the play down Â„ the original is about 2 hours long Â„ and he drew inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock. ÂLetÂs say Alfred Hitchcock met The Addams Family. What would he do about that meeting? So then you start turning things on that concept,ÂŽ Mr. Christman said. ÂWhat is the challenge of little old women, as gracious or as rich or polite as they can be, who are murderers? They kill people, then they bury them in the base-ment. Now, that is very Alfred Hitchcock, of course.ÂŽ Well, it is the age of the serial killer, 70 years after the play debuted and 40 years since society has seen the likes of Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy.Shakespeare Festival serves up a dose of Â‘ArsenicÂ’ BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comCHRISTMAN SEE ÂARSENIC,Â B15 X"Let's say Alfred Hitchcock met The Addams Family. What would he do about that meeting?" Kermit Christman SEE TURTLEFEST, B4 X Give it a restWe can pour on the painwhen flirting.B2 X
B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY My friend Greg has a favorite game.ÂLetÂs find me a wife,ÂŽ he says.At lunch last week, we sat facing the street, and we evaluated the stream of young women who passed. ÂHow about that one?ÂŽ Greg said. He pointed to a trim woman in black leg-gings and a tight top. ÂNot bad,ÂŽ I said. ÂMaybe a little pretentious.ÂŽ ÂI thought the same thing,ÂŽ he said. ÂThat one?ÂŽ I looked at the curly-haired woman in a barely-there mini. ÂI donÂt know about that one,ÂŽ I said. ÂYou can almost see her underwear in that skirt.ÂŽ Greg scanned the street again, eyeing the women who passed. I leaned down to take a bite of my burger, and he nudged me with one elbow. ÂThis one,ÂŽ he said.I looked up, still chewing, to see a well-dressed woman in nice jeans. Her hair hung down her back, and she had a pretty, kind face. She must have felt us staring, because she raised her eyes from the sidewalk. ÂThat one,ÂŽ I said as she looked at the two of us. An embarrassed expression spread on her face, and the young woman hur-riedly lowered her eyes. For a moment I wondered if we shouldnÂt be playing. Later in the week, I took a table at my favorite coffee shop. I like the white peony tea, the philodendrons by the window and the music set low and slow. I like the guy behind the counter, too, the one who makes avocado sand-wiches and smiles at me when I walk in. I set my laptop on the table and sipped a cup of tea as I worked. When I needed a breather, I let my eyes roam the room. I scanned the other tables, the men in square glasses, the women in pale cardigans Â„ until my gaze fell on the cute sandwich maker. He was looking at me and talking to the barista in front of him. She looked at me, too. Through a combination of lip reading and gut intuition, I figured their con-versation went like this: Cute sand wich maker: Ho w about the girl with the braid? Barista (Looking at me and shaking her head): No, sheÂs too Âƒ I turned my head back to my computer. Were they really talking about me? Was she really giving me the thumbs down? I looked back at them. The sandwich maker was still staring, but he dropped his eyes when they met mine. The barista looked away; she was still talking. Still shaking her head. I held my gaze for a beat longer and they both looked back, the way people do when theyÂre talk-ing about you. I stared down at the table and I could feel my cheeks flush despite myself. I was embarrassed and a little angry, but mostly I was hurt. The next time I met Greg for lunch, he wanted to jump right in. ÂHow about this girl?ÂŽ he said.I shook my head.ÂNo?ÂŽ he said. ÂHow about this one?ÂŽ ÂNo,ÂŽ I said.ÂNot her, either?ÂŽÂI donÂt want to play,ÂŽ I said. ÂMaybe we should give it a rest.ÂŽ Q SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSThe last judgment artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com
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B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYCenter I started going there, and thatÂs where I actually started my surf camp at the Marinelife Center at Loggerhead. And, actually, my first student was my brother Sonny. I taught him there for the first time, we called it ÂTunnels,Â and he was 6. That was a place that was really a special place for me.ÂŽ In the 1970s, much of northern Palm Beach County had a rural quality. Driv-ing north from North Palm Beach, U.S. 1 was a quiet highway; there was little along it Â„ a building here or there, and a Howard JohnsonÂs at Donald Ross Road. It was a perfect place for growing up and a perfect time for growing to love music. ÂI wasnÂt even completely aware that it was music. My cousins Â„ Dave McClymont, one of them, and Monte, especially, we would take our knuckles and do beats on the wall (he raps on the tabletop), and I would counter off to him and we were kids and it was, like, cool. I said you know, I like the rhythm end of things, you know, and rhythmically thatÂs where I had it,ÂŽ Mr. Kimball said. Uncle Dave McClymont would play the guitar, and Cousin Dave? He ended up being quite the surfer and quite the organizer Â„ he now is president and chief operating officer of the Marinelife Center. Mr. Kimball sang in the choir at St. Francis School in Riviera Beach, where his teacher learned he had perfect pitch, and began listening to what was playing on the radio. ÂI always liked to sing to songs, like the Police. I would always sing to the Police. I would just sing and make the notes perfect and play it over and over until I got it exact,ÂŽ Mr. Kimball said. One thing led to another.ÂI got my first guitar when I was 16, but I was a dumb teenager and I actu-ally smashed it. IÂd probably be a better guitar player if I hadnÂt done that, but it was kind of one of those dumb things, and oh, yeah, I was probably playing rock star,ÂŽ he said. He began playing seriously in his later teens and never stopped. Songwriting had come earlier.ÂMy first song, IÂll never forget, it sounds hilarious. It was a total kid song. I was 7. It was ÂFred the Frog on the Log.Â He wanted to get back to his log. He needed to get directions, so he met a snake who lived under a rake Âƒ,ÂŽ he said, laughing. ÂI started writ-ing songs, probably real songs, when I was about 18 or 19. I didnÂt know really how to make the guitar work and the melody, so I would actually hear the music and the words and I would choreograph them in my head, well, arrange them Â„ you canÂt choreograph music Â„ but I would arrange it and IÂd write all the words down, and I never did any of those songs. I did all that and they just sat in a book Â„ they still sit in a book.ÂŽ He did not begin his career as a singer-songwriter; he followed the rhythm at first. ÂI actually started out as a rapper. I did rap for like the first two, three years of the music. And it was funny because I was totally not a rapper. Most people would go, ÂYo. What up, dog?Â I was just a regular surfer person Âƒ but rapping came real easy to me,ÂŽ Mr. Kimball said. ÂThese guys wanted me to do dance and rap about, if I could say it politically correct, girls, and things that I didnÂt want to do. They even talked about signing me and I didnÂt want to do that. And I was, ÂNo, thatÂs not who I am.ÂÂŽ Mr. Kimball found his vibe in the sea and singing his songs in that ethereal tenor. By the time he was in his 20s, Mr. Kimball, who admits to being age 11, was playing in bands and had joined three-time world champion surfer Tom CurrenÂs band. ÂI joined that on a whim. I literally jumped onstage at a show in Pompano Beach and just did freestyle with him for 45 minutes. And the next night, I played with him, and Kelly Slater came and joined us. After that I just joined the tour and did the rest of the tour of the whole East Coast on total freestyle,ÂŽ he said. ÂFrom that time on, I was like, ÂIÂm gonna do this music,Â and thatÂs what pushed me to go for it. I just right out of the gate jumped on stages and at one place, I was in front of 2,000 people and leading it with no script, just freestyle.ÂŽ He continues to perform with Mr. Curren, but lately, Mr. Kimball has turned his attention to his own music, recording ÂAlong for the RideÂŽ with producer John Alagia, who has worked with Dave Matthews, John Mayer and Jason Mraz. Mr. Kimball recorded that album last spring in Los Angeles and toured the Eastern Seaboard performing songs from the album in New York City and the resort towns of Long Island. He capped the tour by performing ÂSorryÂŽ with Carly Simon in MarthaÂs Vineyard and singing with her son, Ben Taylor. While recording last spring, he was in a studio adjacent to where one of the ÂAmerican IdolÂŽ stars was recording. ThatÂs very different from his style. ÂI love playing live much better. YouÂre not trying to get something down from start to finish. If you have a little nick or a miss here and there, itÂs cool. It gives it that flavor. It gives it that flaw that makes it unique,ÂŽ Mr. Kimball said. It also informs his songwriting.On ÂAlong for the Ride,ÂŽ he digs a little deeper. ÂDividedÂŽ rocks out a message about working together. On ÂSorry,ÂŽ he challenges the way in which people apologize without really mean-ing it or thinking about their actions. He takes a childlike tone with ÂTen Feet Tall.ÂŽ And ÂI BelongÂŽ is an anthem driven home with a reggae vibe. For ÂMomma,ÂŽ he gets personal and explores his relationship with his own mother. The Kimball family remains close, and though Mr. Kimball has no chil-dren of his own, he clearly dotes on his nieces and nephews, and counts more than 8,000 surf students as part of his family. ÂI love kids. I donÂt have my own kids, but itÂs like I have my own kids every summer,ÂŽ he said. Hopefully, he said, he can impart some of that love of the ocean and the peace it brings. ÂAs soon as my feet leave the sand, everything that exists on the beach and on land stays there. I just go in the water and everything goes quiet. It just goes quiet. ItÂs just me and the sea and the waves, and I tune into that.ÂŽ Q TURTLEFESTFrom page B1 >>What: The ninth annual TurtleFest, which is expected to draw 12,000 people, who will get to have up-close encounters with threatened and en-dangered sea turtles, as well as shop for ne art, participate in children's games, see educational presentations, a Global Village, food, and hear music by Making Faces, Roots Shakedown, The Hip Abduction, William Kimball and the Hit$how and the Atlantic Arts Youth Rock Band Ensemble.>>When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 21. An inaugural "Run 4 The Sea" 4-mile run through Juno Beach is set for 6 p.m. April 20, and the Great American Beach Cleanup will be held at 8 a.m. April 22.>>Where: Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach>>Cost: Free >>Info: 627-8280 or www.marinelife.org. Hear William Kimball's musicat www.williamkimballmusic.com. in the know LMC Rehabilitation Technician Caitlin Guthrie with Â“Vet for a DayÂ” participant, Elijah Cudak. COURTESY PHOTOS William Kimball performs with his band the Hit$how on April 21 at TurtleFest. Loggerhead Marinelife Center President and Chief Operating Officer David McClymont and his daughter Sharlise visit with the Marinelife CenterÂ’s mascot, Fletch, and Mr. Leatherback.
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B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYWHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Sunday, April 22 Friday, April 20 Saturday, April 21 Please send calendar listings to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Borland Center for Performing Arts is at Midtown, 4885 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Call 904-3130 or visit www.theborlandcenter.org. Q Friday Night Family Flicks Â— See ÂCourageous,ÂŽ in which police officers struggle with their faith and their roles as husbands and fathers when tragedy strikes. 7 p.m. April 20. $3 per person; includes popcorn and soda. Q Choral Society of the Palm Beaches Â— The Tropical Flutes ensemble joins the chorus for ÂGolden Memories,ÂŽ 7 p.m. April 21. Tickets: $20 at the door; call 626-9977. The Eissey Campus Theatre is at Palm Beach State College, PGA Bou-levard, Palm Beach Gardens. Unless otherwise noted, call 207-5900 or visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/eisseycam-pustheatre. Q Palm Beach State College presents Concert Band and Concert Chorus Â— A musical evening featuring Palm Beach State stu-dent musicians and vocalists combined with community musicians performing a range of music from the Renaissance to modern works, 8 p.m. April 24. Tick-ets $10. The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. For tickets, call 832-7469 or log on to www.kravis.org. Q Â“ChanteurÂ” Â— The music of Charles Aznavour and Michel Legrand, 7:30 p.m. April 19-20, Helen K. Persson Hall Cabaret. Tickets: $35. Q Stomp Â— 8 p.m. April 20, 2 and 8 p.m. April 21 and 2 p.m. April 22, Drey-foos Hall. Tickets: $25 and up. Q DisneyÂ’s Â“Alice in Wonderland Jr.Â” Â— 7:30 p.m. April 21 and 2:30 p.m. April 22, Rinker Playhouse. Tickets: $12. Q Michael Sidney FosbergÂ’s Â“IncognitoÂ” Â— 7:30 p.m. April 25, Rinker Playhouse. Tickets: $32. The MosÂArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit www.mosarttheatre.com. Q Films Â— April 19: ÂCharlie ChaplinÂs The Gold Rush,ÂŽ ÂJiro Dreams of SushiÂŽ and ÂThe Deep Blue Sea.ÂŽ Vari-ous times. April 20-26: ÂThe Kid with a BikeÂŽ and ÂThe Salt of Life.ÂŽ Various times. Q Opera in Cinema Â— April 22: ÂRigoletto,ÂŽ 1:30 p.m. Q Story time session at the Loxahatchee River Center Â— 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit www.loxahatcheeriver.org/riv-ercenter. Q Lecture Â— Author, artist and Holocaust survivor George Salton will discuss Jewish life in Nazi-occupied Poland, in the ghetto, surviving 10 Nazi concentration camps, liberation and his life after the Holocaust. A Palm Beach Gardens resident who penned ÂThe 23rd Psalm: A Holocaust Memoir,ÂŽ he has appeared on CNN and NPR and has spoken throughout the country. ItÂs at 11 a.m. April 19 at the Ross JCC, 8500 Jog Road, Boynton Beach. Information: Call Lenore at 736-4751. Q The Balancing Act of Managing a Federal Florida Oasis Â— Presented by Melissa Tolbert, senior environmental analyst with Palm Beach CountyÂs Department of Environmental Resources Management, 3-4 p.m. April 19, at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Jupiter. Free; call 747-8380, Ext. 101, to RSVP. Q Sailfish Marina Sunset Celebration Â— 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 Â— 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. Beer, wine and food from Chuck Burger JointÂs kitchen; prices under $10; free parking; outdoor heat-ers; 629-5191. April 19: Big Vince and the Phat Cats. April 26: The Resolvers. Near Military Trail and PGA Boulevard. Q Dance Tonight Â— 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 Clematis by Night Â— Live music 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Clematis Street at the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach. April 19: Chad Hollis-ter. April 26: Boss Gr oove. Free; 822-1515 or visit www.clematisbynight.net. Q Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony Â— Hosted by Hospice of Palm Beach County, 2 p.m. April 19, South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach. The keynote speaker for the event is Hospice of Palm Beach County physician Karen Klapper, D.O., whose parents were concentration camp survivors. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. Q Bridge Classes with Liz Dennis Â— Third Thursday of the month (April 19, May 18) through May. Pre-registration required. $25 admis-sion. JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Call Rhonda Gordon at 712-5233. Q Lake Park Â“SuperÂ” Market Â— 5-9 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 26; Kelsey Park, 725 Lake Shore Drive, Lake Park; (203) 222-3574. Q Â“Friday Night Dance PartyÂ” Â— 8-10 p.m. Fridays, AlexanderÂs Ballroom, 51 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Cost: $15 per person; 747-0030 or alex-andersballroom.com. Q DowntownÂ’s Weekend Kickoff Â— Singers perform 6-10 p.m. Fridays. April 20: The Party Dogs. April 27: Samantha Russell Band. Downtown at the GardensÂ Centre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Q Building Clay Forms and Majolica Painting with Angela Dicosola Â— 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 20, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Cost: $30 per person; free for PBSC students. Contact: Karla Walter at email@example.com or 207-5015; or Nazare Feliciano at firstname.lastname@example.org. Q Swing Time Â— Young Friends USO Bash for the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, 7 p.m. April 20, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach. Tickets: $125; historicalsocietypbc.org or 832-4164, Ext. 0. Q Earth Day Celebration and ChildrenÂ’s Garden Activity Â— 9 a.m. April 21, Abacoa Community Garden, 1022 West Community Drive, Jupiter (west side of Central Boule-vard between Dakota Drive and Indi-an Creek, next to LifeSong Commu-nity Church). Activities to include tree planting, special learning sessions and Âget your hands dirtyÂŽ opportunities. At the ChildrenÂs Garden, kids will be making Earth Day caterpillars and learning simple ways they can care for our planet. Contact email@example.com or 624-7788. Q Kids Story Time Â— 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; free. Visit www.marinelife.org. Q Great American Clean-up Â— Volunteers will work in Westward Park in the Roosevelt Estates South neighborhood just south of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach from 8 a.m. to noon April 21. Volun-teers will meet at Westward Elementary School at 1101 Golf Ave. in West Palm Beach. Local volunteers are encouraged to bring rakes, shovels, brooms and work gloves to the neighborhood clean-up site. Registration forms are available at the Gaines Park Community Center at 1501 N. Australian Ave. or online at keeppbcbeautiful.org; call 804-4906. Q Public Fish Feedings at the Loxahatchee River Center Â— 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Wild & Scenic and Deep Marine Tanks, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit www.loxahatcheeriver.org/riv-ercenter. Q Yoga for Kids Â— 9:30 a.m. April 14. Join this nature-inspired yoga ses-sion designed for children ages 3 and up. at the Loxahatchee River Center, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1 Jupiter. Cost: $5/child, RSVP required. Parents are encouraged to participate for free. Program lasts about 45 minutes. Bring a yoga mat or towel. RSVP to 743-7123 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Q Florida Lighthouse Day Â— Admission to the Jupiter Inlet Light-house & Museum will be Two-for-One that day only. Learn about the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, enjoy old-time music and sweet treats and special Civil War living history presentations. Admission special is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with the last lighthouse tour leaving at 4 p.m. Chil-dren must be at least 48 inches tall to climb the tower. Admission for adults is $9, children ages 6-18 are $5, children under 6 and active U.S. military with ID are admitted free. Visit www.jupiter-lighthouse.org or call 747-8380. Q Celebrate Saturdays at Downtown Â— Singers perform 6-10 p.m. Saturdays. April 21: Noel Lorica. April 28: Jason Colannino and 4 Peace Band Downtown at the GardensÂ Centre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Q Riviera Beach High Â— Classes of 1961 to 1970, 7 p.m.-midnight April 21, Borland Community Center Hall, 4885 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Admission is free; 626-5481. Q The Party Dogs Â— Free concert by dance band, 7-9 p.m., Seabreeze Amphitheater, Carlin Park, 750 S. A1A, Jupiter. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets. Pets on leashes wel-come; 966-7099. Q Palm Beach Gardens GreenMarket Â— 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through May 6; City Complex, 4301 Burns Road; 756-3600. Q Sunday on the Waterfront Â— With Fleetwood Max, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, 3-6 p.m. April 15, Palm Stage on the West Palm Beach Water-front. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Free event; www.wpb.org/sow/. Q Earth Day Â— The JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches and United Jewish Families of the Greater Palm Beaches will host an Earth Day Family Picnic in the Park at 3 p.m. April 22 at Centennial Square on the West Palm Beach Waterfront. The Glatt Kosher Food Truck will be there, and there will be childrenÂs activities that focus on conservation and environmental issues.Admission to the event is $18 per family before April 16, and $24 per family after April 16. To register online, visit www.JCConline.com/north. Contact Rachel Fox at 712-5279 or RachelF@JCConline.com or Myra Gold at 779-7528 or Goldemail@example.com. Q Â“Golden MemoriesÂ” Â— Concert by the Choral Society of the Palm Beaches with The Tropical Flutes, 4 p.m. April 21, FAU Jupiter, Lifelong Learning Society Auditorium, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. Tickets: $20 at the door; 626-9997. Q Newplicate Bridge Â— 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 www.pbgfl.com. Lake-side Center, 10410 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Q Timely Topics Discussion Group Â— 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 Mah Jongg and Canasta Play Sessions Â— Tables grouped by game preference (mah jongg or canas-ta) and level of skill. Coffee, cold bever-ages and a variety of goodies provided. 12:15-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $5/guest; 712-5233. At the MosÂ’Art At the Borland Center At the Eissey At the Kravis Thursday, April 19 Monday, April 23 Tuesday, April 24
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 B7 classicalsouthÂ”orida.orgClassical Music.ItÂs In Our Nature. Just like all of us, classical music lives and breathes. Make it part of your lifestyle. Tune to Classical South Florida on the radio or online. ItÂs in your nature. 561.630.6110 | midtownpga.com4801 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418On PGA Blvd., just west of Military Trail, between I-95 and the FL Turnpike. MAINSTREET AT THURSDAY 19:Big Vinceand The Phat Cats is a Â“ve-piece blues/rock band Â… with a little bit of R & B thrown in. Mainstreet at Midtown has your Thursdays covered. Block off 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. every Thursday through April 26th. Food from CHUCK BURGER JOINT available for delivery call 561-629-5191. Music on the Plaza Â… itÂs a heart full of soul. Free Concerts | Free Parking | Lawn Chairs Welcome WHAT TO DO Q Stayman Memorial Bridge Â— Supervised play sessions with Sam Brams, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Play party bridge in a friend-ly atmosphere while benefiting from expert advice with judgment calls and hand rulings; no partner necessary; cof-fee and light refreshments provided. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $6/guests; 712-5233. Q Zumba Class Â— 11 a.m. Tuesdays, AlexanderÂs Ballroom, 651 W. Indi-antown Road, Jupiter; 747-0030. Q Zumba class Â— 7:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednes-days at the Burns Road Recreation Cen-ter, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gar-dens. Drop-in fee, $12; resident discount, $10. Call 630-1100 or visit www.pbgfl.com. Q Angela Hagenbach Â— The Kansas City singer/songwriter performs at the Jazz Arts Music SocietyÂs final concert of the season, 8 p.m. April 24, Harriet Himmel Theater, CityPlace, West Palm Beach. Tickets: $35; $15 with valid student ID; (877) 722-2820 or jam-society.org. Q Â“Break Up Support GroupÂ” Â— 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 Â— 10:3011:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; www.marinelife.org. Q Bridge Classes with Sam Brams Â— 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays Â„ JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Six-week session $72 or $15/class. Pre-registration appreciated. Call Rhonda Gordon, 712-5233. Q Â“Sing Out!-KidzÂ” Group Singing Lessons for Kids Â— This program is a series of group singing lessons that will help kids build self-confidence. Class includes a book/CD. Session will conclude with a mini-concert for par-ents, family and friends. Held Wednes-days from 4:15-5:15 p.m. Wednesdays through April 18, at the Burns Road Community Center, 4440 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Ages: 8-13. Cost: $112 RDF/ $134. Instructor: Sandi Rus-sell. For more information or to register, call 630-1100 or visit www.pbgfl.com. Q The Bamboo Room Â— The Bamboo Room is at 25 S. J St., down-town Lake Worth. Tickets: Various pric-es; 585-BLUE, www.eventbrite.com or www.bamboorm.com. April 19: Oliver Wood and Jeff Achison, 8:30 p.m. April 20: Ray Manzarek & Roy Rodgers Band, 9 p.m. April 21: John Primer with guest Shane Dwight, 9 p.m. Q Wednesday, April 25 Ongoing events
Visit our Facebook page for our Calendar of Events: Join Us the Last Tuesday of Every Month for Yappy Hou r and Training Sessions from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Healthy Natural Pet Food Toys, Leashes, and More! Delivery Service Available facebook.com/woofgangbakeryabacoa 5500 Military Trail, Suite 12 Â‡ Jupiter, FL 33458 Phone: 561.630.5800 Â‡ www.WoofGangBakery.com ) Visit us in Abacoa ) B8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY THE FAMOUS PALM BEACH GARDENS CONCERT BAND Palm Beach Gardens n ÂBlues in the NightÂŽ ÂA Salute to New YorkÂŽ Music by PDQ Bach, Vaughn Williams, Howard Hanson A REAL VARIETY SHOW YOU CANÂT MISS! 8FEOFTEBZr.BZUIBUQNt1BMN#FBDI(BSEFOT)JHI4DIPP M"VEJUPSJVN Tickets only $15 at the doorSave $5, call for advance reservations: $10 per ticket!561-746-66134 A combination of Coptic mystics, codices and conspiracy Q ÂThe Tenth SaintÂŽ by D.J. Niko. Medallion Press. 420 pages. $14.95.In her first novel, D.J. Niko establishes Sarah Weston as an appealing char-acter who can easily be carried through the two additional novels already under contract. A fine addition to the growing genre of archaeological thrillers, ÂThe Tenth SaintÂŽ benefits from Ms. NikoÂs per-suasive handling of SarahÂs tenacious personality, the remote and exotic Ethi-opian setting, conspiracy theories and romance. Somewhat less persuasive is the time travel element, but that, too, remains at least intriguing. Born to wealth and privilege, Cambridge University archaeologist Sarah Weston has long shed any debutante sensibilities she may have had. As she leads her research team in a remote mountain area, the ancient kingdom of Aksum, Sarah faces physical risk and hardship unflinchingly. Unexpectedly, she comes across a sealed tomb and unusual inscriptions. Assisted by American anthropologist Daniel Madigan, she strives to translate the inscriptions and identify the tomb Â„ which is somehow connected with the Coptic Christians and their saintly mystics. The clues take them to Addis Ababa, monasteries in Lal-ibela (a holy city) and an under-ground library housing a codex that is the key to the mysteries of the past Â„and possibly to those of the future. Ms. NikoÂs narration alternates between the ongoing present that traces SarahÂs hazardous investiga-tion and a remote past (4th century CE) in which an individual at first unidentified and suffering from amnesia is eventually revealed to be the 10th saint of Coptic tradi-tion. A Caucasian westerner named Gabriel, he has somehow turned up all but entombed under desert sands. Discovered and nursed to health by Bedouins, he becomes part of their community, mastering their medicinal lore. After five years, however, it becomes clear that Gabriel must move on to pursue his gradually revealed mission. The messages left behind Â„ and echoed by a 14th-century letter given to Sarah in Paris Â„ involve poetic prophecies of an apocalypse brought on by human endeavors. There are references, in particular, not only to climate change, but also to dangerous initiatives to control its consequences. While some would wish the apocalyptic vision revealed, others would wish that it remain hidden. Powerful vested interests, including those of SarahÂs father, are at work. What Sarah and Daniel discover brings them many more enemies than friends. Ms. Niko does a fine job of delineating her heroes and villains. Daniel is a great match for Sarah, and also a foil of sorts. The author also manages, in one major case at least, to keep the true nature and allegiance of a key character ambiguous through much of the novel, raising the suspense ante. Her descriptive powers are remarkable. Whether constructing the distant past or today, wheth-er reproducing the foreign or the familiar, Ms. Niko brings vivid, convincing sensory detail to her settings. On occasion, she goes on a bit too long with overwrought evocations of place, slowing the action. But most of the time she gets it right. IÂm already looking forward to the next installment of The Sarah Weston Chronicles, ÂThe Riddle of Solomon,ÂŽ scheduled for a June 2013 release. Q m A g phil JASONpkjason@comcast.net BOOK REVIEW FW: What was the genesis of ÂThe Tenth SaintÂŽ? DJN: IÂve always been intrigued by prophets and prophecies, particu-larly the apocalyptic variety. Where did people like John of Patmos or Nostradamus get their foresight? And what if these were more than visions? So, for me, it began with a philosophi-cal question: If we knew these prophe-cies would come true, how would we change our lives? Would we Â„ and could we Â„ try to change the course of events to achieve a different out-come? FW: What part of the writing process do you find most enjoyable? Most challenging? DJN: Most enjoyable: losing myself in the story; being totally present without being self-aware. ItÂs medita-tive, in a way. Most challenging: try-ing to get something just right while working on deadline. FW: SarahÂs need to prove herself is a significant part of her personality. Is there anything of you in this dimen-sion of Sarah? DJN: Not so much now, but I did have that need when I was younger and had to struggle to assimilate in a foreign culture. Like Sarah does in ÂThe Tenth Saint,ÂŽ I quickly learned it wasnÂt necessary to try so hard; just do the right thing, and the rest works itself out. FW: What aspects of your experience as a journalist feed into your work as a fiction writer? DJN: For me, the research process informs both platforms in a big way. Obviously, it is a major component of journalism, but it is critical to writing believable fiction, as well. I thorough-ly enjoy getting the facts right, but building a fictional story around them. ItÂs the best of both worlds. Q Â„ Born and raised in Greece, Daphne Nikolopoulos chose the pen name D.J. Niko for her work as a fiction writer. She is an accomplished journalist and editor, presently editor-in-chief at Palm Beach Illustrated and editorial director of the Palm Beach Media Group (which includes Naples Illustrated). She is the also the author of ÂStorm Gourmet: A Guide to Creating Extraordinary Meals Without Electricity,ÂŽ a popular hurricane-readiness guide and cookbook.A conversation with D.J. Niko
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B12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Q ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Temper your typical Aries urge to charge into a situation and demand answers. Instead, let the LambÂs gentler self emerge to deal with a problem that requires delicacy. Q TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Y ou ar e aware of whatÂs going on, so continue to stand by your earlier deci-sion, no matter how persuasive the counter-arguments might be. Money pressures soon will ease. Q GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) By all means, ha v e fun and enjoy your newly expanded social life. But donÂt forget that some people are depending on you to keep promises that are very important to them. Q CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Y ou need t o wait patiently for an answer to a workplace problem and not push for a decision. Remember: Time is on your side. A financial matter needs closer attention. Q LEO (July 23 to August 22) Y ou no w have information that can influence that decision you planned to make. But the clever Cat will consult a trusted friend or family member before making a major move. Q VIRGO (August 23 to September 2 2) Good news: YouÂre finding that more doors are opening for you to show what you can do, and you donÂt even have to knock very hard to get the atten-tion youÂre seeking. Q LIBRA (September 23 to October 2 2) Your gift for creating order out of chaos will help you deal with a sud-den rush of responsibilities that would threaten someone less able to balance his or her priorities. Q SCORPIO (October 23 to No vember 21) Congratulations. Your energy levels are coming right back up to normal -just in time to help you tackle some worthwhile challenges and make some important choices. Q SAGITTARIUS (November 22 t o Dec ember 21) The sage Sagittarian should demand a full explanation of inconsistencies that might be cropping up in what had seemed to be a straight-forward deal. Q CAPRICORN (December 22 to J anuar y 19) A conflict between obligations to family and to the job can create stressful problems. Best advice: Balance your dual priorities so that one doesnÂt outweigh the other. Q AQUARIUS (January 20 to Febr uar y 18) DonÂt guess, speculate or gossip about that so-called ÂmysteryÂŽ situation at the workplace. Bide your time. An explanation will be forthcom-ing very soon. Q PISCES (February 19 to March 20) B or edom might be creeping in and causing you to lose interest in a repeat project. Deal with it by flipping over your usual routine and finding a new way to do an old task. Q BORN THIS WEEK: Y ou can warm the coldest heart with your lyrical voice and bright smile. You find your-self at home, wherever you are. Q W SEE ANSWERS, B9 W SEE ANSWERS, B92012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES HOROSCOPES WEATHER OR NOT 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:
Coffee Roasted Exclusively for You Come Visit Us!221 Old Dixie Hwy Suite 1Tequesta, FL 334691.561.401.24534-HTWTÂ‹:H[WT& Sunday at the GardenÂ’s Green Market To keep up with whatÂ’s roasting now...follow us online facebook.com/OceanaCoffee twitter.com/OceanaCoffee www.oceanacoffee.com FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 B13 2012 SUMMER CAMPS GRADES K Â– 12ENROLLMENT CRITERIA BASED ON GRADES COMPLETED PRE-CARE AND AFTER-CARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE PAUL AND SANDRA GOLDNER CONSERVATORY OF PERFORMING ARTS GRADES K 5 Students Perform Bye Bye Birdie onstage June 29-30 -/.n&2)s9 am Â… 3 pmThree Week Camp JUNE 11 Â… 29 Grades 6 12 Senior Conservatory Students Perform Willy Wonka Jr. onstage July 27-28 -/.n&2)s9 am Â… 3 pmThree Week Camp Grades 3 5 Junior Conservatory JULY 9 Â… 27 FOUR DAY CAMP: Grades K Â… 5 JULY 2 Â… 6 s9 am 3 pm Magic! K Â… 5 3 FOU JULY 30 Â… AUGUST 10 s 9 am 3 pm Dance Intensive TWO WEEK CAMP: Grades 6 Â… 12 Ballet s jazz s tap ONE-WEEK CAMP: Grades K Â… 5 JULY 30 Â… AUG 3 sAMrPM Clowning, Improv andSketch Comedy UNDER THE SEA AUGUST 6 Â… 10 s 9 am 3 pmONE-WEEK CAMP: Grades K Â… 5 GRADES 6 12 Y 30 AUGUST 10 9 am 3 pm REGIST ER TOD A Y! (561) 575-2672www.jupitertheatre.org/education1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33477 Sponsored in part by the Stateof Florida, Department of State,Division of Cultural Affairs, theFlorida Council on Arts and Culture TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL ÂThis American LifeÂÂŽ contributor James Braly stars in former ÂTodayÂŽ host Meredith VieiraÂs production of ÂLife in a Marital Institution (20 years of monogamy in one terrifying hour),ÂŽ which plays at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. April 27 and 28. Braly brings his critically acclaimed monologue to West Palm Beach fol-lowing sold-out runs in New York City and Philadelphia. He performs a dark-ly comic tale of attraction, repulsion, death and the afterlife. Braly has a wide, multi-generational following. Time Out New York describes him as Âa comic raconteur who can hold a room captive.ÂŽ His sto-ries have been broadcast nationally on ÂThis American Life,ÂŽ National Public Radio and ÂMarketplace,ÂŽ and his essays appear in the recently published anthol-ogies ÂAfterbirthÂŽ (St. MartinÂs Press) and ÂMr. BellerÂs NeighborhoodÂŽ ( W.W. Norton). He has performed autobio-graphical stories at New YorkÂs Whitney Museum, Long Wharf Theatre and The Moth, where he was featured on the ÂTNT National Story Tour.ÂŽ His full-length monologue, ÂAsylum,ÂŽ recently premiered at Dixon Place. ÂLife in a Marital InstitutionÂŽ premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, then toured nationally last year after playing more than 120 performances in New York City. An autobiographical comedy, it cuts back and forth between the deathbed wedding of BralyÂs sister, and his own hilarious marital adven-tures of more than 20 tumultuous years. Director is Hal Brooks, who directed Nilaja SunÂs ÂNo ChildÂŽ and was cre-ative consultant on Colin QuinnÂs recent Broadway show ÂLong Story Short.ÂŽ Tickets are $35 and available at the Kravis Center box office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in downtown West Palm Beach; online at www.kravis.org; or by phone at (561) 832-7469 or (800) 572-8471. Q Dark comic side of Â‘LifeÂ’ at Kravis CenterSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTO James Braly stars in Â“Life in a Marital Institution (20 years of monogamy in one terrifying hour),Â” which was produced by Meredith Vieira.
B14 WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYSummer Enrichment Master Artists ArtCamp CrowleyÂs Classic Caricature with Pat Crowley: Thurs., May 3; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sculpting the Stallion with Master Artist Nilda Comas: Friday & Saturday, May 4 & 5; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Joys of Painting with Wax with Jenny Constable: Wed., May 2; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Art of Collage with Judy Flescher: Tues. & Thurs., May 1 & May 3; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Getting the Big PicturePainting with Ted Matz: April 30 & May 2; Mon. & Wed., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Loosen Up, Tighten DownCeramics with Cara McKinley: Saturday, May 5; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hot Glass with Betty Wilson: Mon., April 30; 2 to 5 p.m. Seashells, Sea Glass and Pearls! Jewelry with Tracey Roedl: Tues. & Friday, May 1 & 4; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum & School of Art A 501(c)(3) not-for-prot charitable organizationSchool of Art: (561) 748-8737; 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta Museum: ( 561) 746-3101; 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta Learn from professional artists and explore Master Artists throughout history, creating drawings, ceramics, painting, 3Dand mixed-media projects. Have fun traveling through art movements and create your own ÂPalette Passport.ÂŽ Weekly art techniques and projects range from Pop Art to Renaissance to cartooning. Campers 4-5: 9 a.m. to noon; members $115; nonmembers: $140 Campers 6-12: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; members $195; nonmembers: $220Aftercare is available. Register online LighthouseArts.org Create Art, Learn and Have Fun at A Week of ArtWorkshops JUNE 11 AUGUST 17 Meet the Artists!April 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.Bring this ad for free admission. This hand arose in the intercollegiate championships some years ago. South is in four hearts, and West leads the K-A of spades. How should declar-er play the hand? It would be easy for anyone who customarily plays hastily to misplay the hand. In fact, most of the South players who got to four hearts went wrong early in the play when they ruffed the second spade lead, drew four rounds of trumps and tried a dia-mond finesse. East took the queen of diamonds with the king and returned a spade to his partner, who cashed two spades for down two. Had the trumps been divided 3-3, or West had the diamond king, this method of play would have been suc-cessful. However, these declarers failed to make allowance for the much more likely 4-2 trump division, and it eventually cost them the contract when East turned up with the king of diamonds. The proper line of play is relatively simple. In order to guard against a possible 4-2 trump division, South should discard a diamond at trick t wo. If he does this, he is on much safer ground. In the actual case, West can do no better than continue with a third round of spades, and South can then afford to ruff with much greater equanimity. When he next plays four rounds of trumps and takes the diamond finesse as before, East wins with the king, but this time, since he doesnÂt have a spade to return, South has the rest of the tricks. In effect, declarer short-circuits the defense by deliberately conceding a spade at trick two. It is a trick South can easily afford to lose in the inter-ests of safety. Q CONTRACT BRIDGEBY STEVE BECKER Look before you leap
2012 Hilton Worldwide waldorfastoria.com Book the Spring into Summer package* at Waldorf Astoria Naples and receive a 4th night fr ee or book at Edgewater Beach Hotel and receive a 5th night free. During your stay receive 25% off spa services at Golden Door Spa and golf at the Naples Grande Golf Club. Waldorf Astoria Naples Book today by calling 888.722.1269, or visiting www.WaldorfAstoriaNaples.c om. Edgewater Beach Hotel, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel Book today by calling 888.564.1308, or visiting www.EdgewaterNaples.com. *Special offer available April 10 September 30, 2012. For complete terms and conditions, please see www.WaldorfAstoriaNaples.com. EXTRAORDINARY PLACES. A SINGULAR EXPERIENCE.At each of our landmark destinations around the globe, experience the personalized Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts service that creates unforgettable moments. ONE MORE NIGHT.ONE MORE REASON. FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 B15ÂWe live in an age where serial killers are a dime a dozen and we seem to accept them,ÂŽ he said. But Mr. Christman doesnÂt accept that.Hence the Shakespearean touch.ÂThe play starts with thunder and lightning. A storm gathers, dot, dot, dot,ÂŽ he said, not wanting to give too much away. His cast this time includes some names that will be familiar to Shake-speare festival regulars. Rae Randall and Susan Emley play the two sisters. ÂIÂve just known them for a very long time. TheyÂve done a lot of work with us, and we sort of matched everyone up for where they are,ÂŽ Mr. Christman said. Patrick Wilkinson, who starred last year in ÂBaby Doll,ÂŽ stars as Mortimer, the womenÂs nephew. ÂTheyÂre all professional actors. They have been in and out of my life Â„ some in Shakespeare Â„ for a very, very long time,ÂŽ he said. After 22 years, what is most satisfying? ÂI think the most satisfying thing of all is that we have built a huge audience base of students, residents, visitors, young people. ItÂs very, very important that you have that huge base as your audience members,ÂŽ Mr. Christ-man said. ÂWhat would you say after 22 years? Probably a quarter of a million people that youÂve played to, probably more when you add up all of the num-bers of all of the events.ÂŽ In July, the company will perform ÂThe Lady is Not for BurningÂŽ for Shakespeare by the Sea at JupiterÂs Car-lin Park. After a number of years of performing on that stretch of land south of Indian-town Road, the festival worked with the county to build an amphitheater at the park. That was a milestone for the company, he says. ÂSimply, the most gratifying thing of all, we took, with Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation as our partners, an empty field and created a 160-acre landscaped park with an outdoor the-ater in it on the beach in Jupiter,ÂŽ Mr. Christman said. ÂOur work has given birth to infrastructure, and thatÂs very, very powerful.ÂŽ Q Â‘ARSENICÂ’From page 1 >>What: Â“Arsenic and Old LaceÂ” >>When: 8 p.m. April 19-22, with 2 p.m. matinees April 21-22.>>Where: Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens>>Cost: $25 per person; $7 for students >>Info: 207-5900 for tickets, or visit www. pbshakespeare.org. in the know The company will perform Â‘The Lady is Not for BurningÂ’ in July for Shakespeare by the Sea at Carlin Park.
B16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Present this Coupon for One Free Appetizer at the Club* See Things Our WayMarina/Service/Fuel Clubhouse/Pool Sauna/Fitness Center Transient Slips Social Memberships Luxury Waterfront Vacation Rentals Restaurant/JackÂs Havana Bar *Free appetizer with the purchase of two entrees. No photocopies. Valid December 8, 2011 January 12, 2012Key West Harbour 6000 Peninsular Avenue Key West, FL 33040 at Key West Harbour nformation Valid March 22nd April 30th, 2012 The Plaza Theatre is resonating with the sounds of ÂMusic! Music! Music!ÂŽ As in that little earworm that was a big hit back in 1949 for Teresa Brewer. ÂWeÂre definitely doing that song,ÂŽ said Melissa Jacobson, who says she is performing her own version of the song in the revue, which continues through April 29. ÂWeÂre very careful to make sure everyone can recognize the tune because nostalgia is a big part of it for all of us.ÂŽ Ms. Jacobson, a singer/actress who started the theater company with her husband, local actor/producer Alan Jacobson, says nostalgia is especially important for the audience of a certain age they are cultivating at the former Florida Stage space in Manalapan. Expect to hear such post-World War II chestnuts as ÂMr. Sandman,ÂŽ ÂHow Much Is That Doggie In The Win-dow,ÂŽ ÂMambo Italiano,ÂŽ ÂGlowworm,ÂŽ ÂUnforgettable,ÂŽ ÂSing Sing Sing,ÂŽ ÂApril LoveÂŽ and ÂFever.ÂŽ Inside, visitors will find the theater much as they remember it from Florida Stage days. But some changes are dramatic.Gone are the blue-green murals by artist Kathleen Holmes and that mir-rored wall. The color palette is in neu-tral hues of tan and brown. The Jacobsons signed a lease for the space in December and opened in Feb-ruary with a cabaret show by Donna McKechnie. They followed that with a Neil Sedaka revue, ÂBreaking Up Is Hard to Do.ÂŽ They plan heavier fare come fall, and have scheduled such favorites as ÂDriv-ing Miss DaisyÂŽ and ÂNext to Normal.ÂŽ But until fall, Plaza Theatre is the place to be for such light fare as the current revue and ÂI Am Music,ÂŽ with the songs of Barry Manilow; and ÂDonÂt Rain on Our Parade!,ÂŽ a tribute to Bar-bra Streisand, Bette Midler and Carole King. And all that is possible, thanks to the theater companyÂs board. ÂWeÂve had some amazing support from our board, like a lot of sweat Â„ some of our board members were clean-ing the showers, and really in here like sweeping, vacuuming and everything,ÂŽ Ms. Jacobson said. ItÂs a young board, she said, and its support has been great. ÂThe challenge is that we have varied streams of income,ÂŽ she said. That will come in the form of donations, sponsor-ships and naming privileges Â„ donors could name seats and other parts of the theater. There also will be a conserva-tory offering theater classes. The theater currently has four staff members, as well as marketing, public relations and technical staff on a per diem basis. ÂCreativity is your best commodity right now. If youÂre not creative with everything Â„ youÂve gotta be creative with your financing, youÂve gotta be creative with your budget. ItÂs a new world. And youÂve gotta be creative with your audience development,ÂŽ Ms. Jacobson said as an accompanist played ÂFeverÂŽ in the background. So, does Ms. Jacobson get to sing ÂFeverÂŽ in the show? ÂYes! I get to get lifted up on the piano. ItÂs so exciting,ÂŽ she said. Never mind that some of the music is 60 years old and more. ÂItÂs exciting to put a new spin on this music because this is great music, but itÂs from a long time ago, but itÂs some of the greatest music Â„ standards,ÂŽ she said. Then she hustles off to a rehearsal. Her co-stars await. Q Plaza Theatre bets on standards with Â“Music! Music! Music!Â” COURTESY PHOTO John Lariviere (left), Melissa Jacobson and Jon Zimmerman star in Â“Music! Music! Music!Â” >>What: Â“Music! Music! Music!Â” >>When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 29>>Where: The Plaza Theatre, Plaza del Mar, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan>>Cost: $42 >>Info: Call 588-1820 or visit www.theplazatheatre.net. in the know BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.com
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B17FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Meet the artist at Golf Club Art, Downtown at the GardensWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com 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@Â” oridaweekly.com.KELLY LAMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Nikki Morley, John Amann 2 Artist Jeff Diamond 3 Don and Dorothy Gagnon 4. Elaine and Chuck Rothberg 5. Sharon Salzberg, Nancy McEllone, Gloria Platt, Arlene Oppenstein 6. Andrea Weinberg, Tom Roth 7. Mo Foster, Paul Mike 8. Jeff Diamond, Lilianna Gizgnski, Chester Clayton 9. Morton Ginsberg, Sig Bass10. Steve Salzberg, Sharon Salzberg 7 8 3 2 4 6 1 2 5 9 10
B18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Opening of Sen. Marco RubioÂ’s office in Palm Beach GardensWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com 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@Â” oridaweekly.com.COURTESY PHOTOS 1 David Levy, mayor of Palm Beach Gardens, and Sen. Marco Rubio 2 State Rep. Pat Rooney Introduces U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio at his new regional office opening on April 4 3 Jon Channing, owner/developer, PGA Commons, Sen. Marco Rubio and Tamra Fitzgerald, president/CEO, Venue Marketing Group 4. Joe Russo, Palm Beach Gardens City Councilman, Sen. Marco Rubio and Vice-Mayor Bert Premuroso 5. Sen. Marco Rubio answers questions in Spanish for the Hispanic Media 6. Northern Palm Beaches Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ed Chase and Sen. Marco Rubio 2 3 4 5 6 pg 1
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 19-25, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B19 VINOStep outside your comfort zone with fresh new whites When people find out that I write a wine column, they often ask my advice Â„ or seek validation for the choices they have already made. At a formal dinner recently, one of our tablemates confessed that he really didnÂt understand all that pairing business and felt uncomfortable choosing new wines. ÂWe drink what we know,ÂŽ said his wife. ÂA nice, dry white that isnÂt expensive.ÂŽ What I know is there are so many different wines out there, it can be intimidating to experiment. But it can also be fun to find new wines that fit into your budget and enhance what you eat. So today we tackle whites, of which there are many good options. Pinot grigio is popular for its light aroma and color, its soft tones and flavors, ending in a smooth finish. Sauvignon blancs are generally crisper in acidity and possess citrusy flavors. Char-donnays are typically more complex and full-bodied, with notes of apple, pear or stone fruit. Next time you shop for wine, try one of these suggestions to broaden your horizons: Albarino is a Spanish wine thatÂs straw white in color and has bright and zesty tropical flavors such as pineapple, and an underlying crisp minerality. Pair this with seafood and poultry dishes. Gewurztraminer is grown in many loca-tions that produce diverse styles. While Germany and Wash-ington make a sweet-er style, the German selections generally are higher in acidity than the softer-spo-ken Washington state selections. Alsace makes a drier version, with rich spice under-tones. This is a perfect accompaniment for spicy Asian foods. Picpoul de Pinet is a fun and interest-ing wine from south-ern France. Citrusy in aroma, with melons, grapefruit and peach flavors and a light mineral acidity on the finish, this wine is well suited for Mediter-ranean styles of cooking Â„ rich in seafood and sun-ripened vegetables. Riesling is a noted German grape with many styles. Traditional Rheingaus have a honey-like note and crisp underlying acid-ity, while the Washington state style is off-dry and rich in flavor. This versatile wine goes well with dishes such as chicken or pork, or by itself as an aperitif. Soave, from the Veneto region of Italy, is another overlooked and relatively inexpen-sive white. Medium in body, it is supple and refreshing with floral, apricot and honey notes and a clean, aromatic finish. Try this with fresh goat cheese and chicken, or pair with spicy Indian food. Torrontes from Argentina is highly aromatic. Its floral and citrus scents fol-low through to the palate for a clean, refreshing finish that makes this wine one worth searching for. The crisp acidity will match well with pork and seafood dishes. Verdelho wines are vibrant with balanced fruit and a b uttery finish, making them an interesting alternative to chardonnay. Flavors range through the tropical fruits and can include pineapple, guava, melon and lime. It goes well with shucked oysters or spicy Asian cuisine. Viognier originally hails from the Rhone district in France. Today we see it has taken root in many locales around the world, producing wines with complex flavors of apricot and oranges and a nice crisp bal-ance. Try this wine with lamb or spicy duck dishes. Wine picks of the week, with my tasting notes: Q Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Eroica 2010 ($22): Pale yellow in color, the nose opens with honeydew and orange. The palate is medium light in body with flavors of lime and melon, balanced with a clean acidity and a semi-sweet lingering finish. Q Crios de Susana Balboa Torrontes 2011 ($18): Enticing aromas of peach, melon, floral and tropical fruit blend into a savory palate that is medium-bodied, dry and nicely balanced. Q Domaine Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2008 ($25): Golden color with a fruity, perfumed aroma of spice and lychees, with luscious white peach and tangerine flavors and a spicy dry finish. Q Hughes Beaulieu Picpoul de Pinet 2010 ($12): Fresh and clean aromas of pears with lemon-lime citrus notes merge into the delicate palate of melon and stone fruit with a crisp pear and acid balanced finish. Q Martin Codax Albarino 2010 ($18): This is an aromatic wine, with pear and apple notes that follow onto the palate, along with a touch of lime and pineapple, and an elegant crisp finish. Q Mollydooker The Violinist Verdelho 2010 ($22): Big aromas of lemon and spice with a rich full citrus flavor balanced with apples and pears, and a nice long finish. Q Pieropan Soave Classico 2010 ($16): Pale straw in color with fragrant apple and white flower aromas, this wine is alive with apple, pear, tangerine and herb flavors and has a long-lasting finish. Q Yalumba Viognier Eden Valley 2010 ($20): Rich, spicy aromas of apricot, honeysuckle and citrus follow onto the palate with intense apricot and stone-fruit flavors, ending in a rich citrus finish with a touch of mineral for balance. Q g t d G i e jim McCRACKENvino@floridaweekly.com JIM MCCRACKEN/ FLORIDA WEEKLY Enjoy a glass of albarino tonight. Take a trip through history and journey through some of the areaÂs top culinary stops in the Museum of Lifestyle & Fash-ion HistoryÂs Taste History Culinary Tours. The nonprofit museumÂs tours began in Boynton Beach in Octo-ber, and it now offers tours in Del-ray Beach. Look for tours of Lake Worth to soon be available. Taste History visits restaurants, eateries and mar-kets in historic dis-tricts and/or build-ings and travels to farms to combine history, culture and cuisine. MacyÂs gave the museum a $5,000 grant to do the tours in Delray Beach and Boynton Beach. The tour is a four-hour narrated excursion of bus riding and four to six blocks of walking through historic dis-tricts for alternate visits to 13 eateries, markets and farms for food history, food culture facts, foodways information and food tastings. Cuisines experienced include soul food, Caribbean, Brazil-ian, Turkish, ancient Italian, American, seafood, organic tea, farm-to-table and fruits and vegetables from farms. The Lake Worth tour premiered April 14, and tours will be held year-round at 11 a.m. on the second, third and fourth Saturdays of each month; private group tours also are available. The culinary tours of Delray Beach and Boynton Beach will be offered on the third and fourth Saturdays of each month. The Taste History Culinary Tours includes eateries, markets and farms in historic Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth with some tours also visit-ing MacyÂs Home Store Department at the Boynton Beach Mall for cuisine sampling plus discounts at MacyÂs specifically for the guests on the tour. Tickets are $35. To purchase, visit TasteHistoryCuli-naryTours.event-brite.com. Sign-up also is available at Tastehistoryculin-arytours.blogspot.com, and special dis-counts are available for members of the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History. Call 243-2662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The food tours board at the Boynton Beach Mall (south wing near MacyÂs) located at 801 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach. Toothsome eatery: Sharkbite Grille has opened on West Indiantown Road between Alternate A1A and Military Trail. The brainchild of business partners Scott Driscoll and Kevin Monti, its dcor has a shark theme and its menu makes a nod to Jimmy BuffettÂs Mar-garitaville in Key West, with a raw bar, burgers, ribs and a variety of seafood. The two men had worked together in Fort Lauderdale, and local diners may remember Mr. DriscollÂs other local venture, Sierra Grille. Look for them at Legacy Place Food & Wine Experience, a tasting set for April 26 at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens. Sharkbite Grille is at 250 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Phone: 747-6566; on the web at sharkbitegrille.com. Changes brewing at coffee shop/ playground: A Latte Fun, the indoor playground and caf at Downtown at the Gardens, recently introduced a new menu and a new blend of coffee. The caf now is brewing Segafredo, an Ital-ian blend seen in Miami yet not widely available in the Palm Beaches. To launch the new menu, A Latte Fun is offering discounts and giveaways through its Facebook fan page, www.facebook.com/alattefunDATG. New menu items include peanut butter and jelly, cr eam cheese or butter served on a bagel or whole wheat toast, pizza and an assortment of snacks and fresh fruit. Items are served with a juice box and a side of grapes. A Latte Fun is at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., No. 3115, Palm Beach Gardens. Phone: 62 7-1782; or visit www. alattefun.com. GrimaldiÂs gives specialty pie a Buffalo twist: Through the end of the month, patrons of GrimaldiÂs Pizzeria can order one of the restaurantÂs favor-ite original, specialty flavors, the spicy buffalo chicken pizza. The pie is made with bits of chicken breast marinated in FrankÂs Red Hot sauce, topped with celery and blue cheese crumbles. GrimaldiÂs has 26 locations across the United States, including Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., No. 3101, Palm Beach Gardens; 625-4665. There also is a location at 1 N. Clema-tis St., Suite 110, downtown West Palm Beach; 833-8787. On the web at grimaldispizzeria.com. Golden Bear makes lemonade: AriZona Beverages has partnered with golf legend and local resident Jack Nicklaus to produce a line of lemonades with his ÂGolden BearÂŽ moniker. In a news release, AriZona said it wanted to produce a new product line with a partner who shares the com-panyÂs strong sense of family, values and loyal roots, and Mr. Nicklaus is the ideal fit. In addition to having a winning golf career, he has been married 51 years, is a father of five and grandfather to 22. ÂFamily has always been No. 1, and thatÂs how we run this business Â„ thatÂs how I see this company,ÂŽ AriZona Chairman Don Vultaggio said in a state-ment. ÂMr. Nicklaus represents those same ideals.ÂŽ The Golden Bear line features three flavors, including regular Lemonade with Honey and Ginseng, Mango Lem-onade and Strawberry Lemonade. AriZonaÂs ÂGolden BearÂŽ Jack Nicklaus products are packaged in the com-panyÂs customary 23-ounce cans. Each can features portraits of Mr. Nicklaus and his family during memo-rable personal and athletic achieve-ments. Distribution of the line began in New York in late March and will con-tinue to roll out nationally thereafter. For more information on this or any other AriZona product, visit www.drinkarizona.com. Q Museum offers culinary tours in south, central countyFLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT_________________________news@floridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTO Jack Nicklaus with a can of his new Golden Bear lemonade, made by AriZona Beverages.