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THE HEART ATTACK RISK ASSESSMENT ITS FREE.ITS PRICELESS. S E E T A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A T A A T A A S INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 NetworkingWells Fargo grant awards at Palm Beach Kennel Club. A15X Pick BobbyCats and dogs at Peggy Adams Rescue need homes. A8 X WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 Vol. II, No. 34  FREE “Proof” adds upDramaworks presents Tony Award-winning play. B1 X It doesnt seem that long ago. But 2012 will mark the 20th anniversary of perhaps the strongest hurricane to hit Florida in our lifetime. August 24 was the day back in 1992 when tiny but powerful Hurricane Andrew made landfall in southern Miami-Dade County. Its track across Florida and eventu-ally into Louisiana caused a damage toll that approached $30 billion. We learned so many lessons in the aftermath of Andrew. We learned how to build more hurricane resistant homes and wound up changing the Florida Building Code to make structures more survivable. We improved the science of hurricane meteo-rology and have seen storm track forecasts become more accurate, though lots of work is needed to improve storm intensity pre-dictions. Ironically, improvements in our ability to measure the power of a hurricane led scientists to an important discovery about Andrew itself. A re-analysis of the storm data in 2002, using newer technology, showed that Andrew arrived on the Florida coast as a Category 5, 160-mph storm „ a full category stronger than we had believed. One of the biggest lessons to remember from Hurricane Andrew was how the storm demonstrated the need for a game plan, a family plan of action in advance of any threat. So many folks in Andrews path never gave a thought to how to prepare their homes and their families for this pow-erful storm. In fact, we saw that residents who pre-planned home protection and investigated evacuation options MOST SCHOOL DAYS, CHRISTINA RYNASKOS classroom at Hobe Sound Elementary is filled with the bustle of children creating works of art. But some afternoons, the room is filled with adults creating precious works of heart. Thats when Ms. Rynasko, her fellow teachers and a team of volunteers trans-form the room into a fairyland of tulle as they bring out rolls of fabric and elastic and sheets of felt to create tutus, capes and As hurricane season arrives, think back 20 years to Andrew SEE ANDREW, A5 X SEE HEART, A6 XVolunteers make tutus and capes so critically ill kids can be superheroes fighting diseaseWorks ofBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” Christina Rynasko models her rain-bow tutu. A rack of completed tutus and capes awaits deliver y SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYBY JIM REIFSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINION A4 PETS A8LINDA LIPSHUTZ A13BUSINESS A14 NETWORKING A15REAL ESTATE A17ARTS B1EVENTS B6-7 SOCIETY B8-9,13-14PUZZLES B10FILM B11DINING B15 Fantasy furnitureCarved tables and chairs from 1900 are popular. A16 X


A2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY WHY DOOR TO BALLOON TIME MATTERS DURING A HEART ATTACK. 561.625.5070THE HEART ATTACK RISK ASSESSMENT ITS FREE.ITS Door to balloon time measures the time it takes for a hospital to get a heart attack patient from its ER to its cath lab to open blocked arteries. The goal is 90 minutes. More is bad. Less is good. One team in this region is consistently doing it in less than 60 minutes. This is what it takes to deliver our kind of heart care. This is what it takes to get the job done. The way we do it. The 2012 Dick Howser High School All Star game will take place at Roger Dean Stadium on June 2 at 2 p.m., preceding the Jupiter Hammerheads-Lakeland Flying Tigers, Florida State League game. In keeping with the tradi-tion of the annual game, the coaches of the area high schools selected the two high school teams. This is the 25th year of the event and the 12th year at Roger Dean Stadium. Players from the North squad will be outfitted in Jupiter Hammerheads uni-forms and hats while the South squad will be wearing Palm Beach Cardinals uniforms and hats. College and pro-fessional scouts are expected for the event. Players are set up in one of the stadiums locker rooms, with the play-ers names above their locker, and club-house attendants handling the players pre-game and post-game needs. The Roger Dean Stadium Advisory Board puts on the event. Chairman for the ninth consecutive year is local attorney Bill Pruitt. In commenting on the event, Pruitt said in a prepared statement, Whether this is the last time they will ever put on a uniform or are headed for college or professional careers, playing with a big league uni-form on their back in this All Star game is a great experience. The kids are given the same treatment that the big league players get during spring training. Play-ing on a big league field, in a big league uniform „ Its a great way to end a high school career.Ž Said Stadium GM Mike Bauer: Roger Dean Stadium is proud to host this annual event, what better way to promote baseball than a grassroots all star game such as this. The Cardinals and Marlins are very proud to be asso-ciated with the Dick Howser game as well, not only because of its namesake, Dick Howser, but as much because it is a local event with local roots and plenty of local history.Ž Gates will open at 11 a.m. The Jupiter Hammerheads-Lakeland Flying Tigers game will follow at 6:35 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the stadium box office for $8.50 and can be used for both games. Roger Dean is at 4751 Main St. at Abacoa in Jupiter. Q High school all-star game set for June 2 at Roger Dean The hardest part of Tom and Victoria Wilsons calling is letting go. As foster parents with Homes of Hope, a pro-gram of Place of Hope, they take care of some of Palm Beach Countys smallest survivors, infants who are born drug-addicted or who have suffered from physical abuse. After caring for the babies through detox and rehabilitation, it is the Wil-sons job to prepare both the child and his or her family for reunification or adoption, and the toughest part can be saying goodbye. Youre the one who has to have a smile on your face when you let them go,Ž Mr. Wilson said in a statement. The Wilsons were recently honored with a Foster Parents of the YearŽ award for demonstrating that kind of strength and dedication for more than four years at Homes of Hope. They accepted the award from Child and Family Connections and the Foster and Adoptive Parent Association after being nominated by their Homes of Hope Family Support Specialist Jerris Gay. Homes of Hope is the traditional foster care and adoption component of the various programs Place of Hope offers to help abused and neglected children. Established in 2007, Homes of Hope currently serves 42 children and has helped more than 180 children since its inception. Since joining the team, the Wilsons field almost weekly questions from other couples interested in foster-ing children, and Mr. Wilson is candid with them about the demands of the responsibility. Charles Bender, Place of Hope executive director, said the Wilsons ability to set aside their own feelings to help a child and a family reunite is what makes them so deserving of the award. Place of Hope provides emergency and long-term, family-style foster care, family outreach and intervention, tran-sitional housing and support services, adoption and foster care recruitment and support and hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect. Families who would like to learn more about Homes of Hope and becom-ing a foster parent or child welfare adoptive parent through Place of Hope can join one of the monthly orienta-tions. They are held at 6:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month, except for November and December. The meet-ings are held at 9079 Isaiah Lane on the Place of Hope campus in Palm Beach Gardens. No registration needed. Q Palm Beach Gardens couple named foster parents of yearSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTO Tom and Victoria Wilson


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A4 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe time-wasting network amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Honor the dead, heal the wounded, stop the warsGen. John Allen, Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan, spoke last week at the Pentagon, four stars on each shoulder, his chest bedecked with medals. Allen said the NATO summit in Chicago, which left him feel-ing heartened,Ž was a pow-erful signal of international support for the Afghan-led process of reconciliation.Ž Unlike Allen, many decorat-ed U.S. military veterans left the streets of Chicago after the NATO summit without their medals. They marched on the paramilitarized con-vention center where the generals and heads of state had gathered and threw their medals at the high fence sur-rounding the summit. They were joined by women from Afghans for Peace, and an American mother whose son killed himself after his sec-ond deployment to Iraq. Leading thousands of protesters in a peaceful march against NATOs wars, each veteran climbed to the makeshift stage outside the fenced summit, made a brief statement and threw his or her medals at the gate. As taps was played, veterans folded an American flag that had flown over NATO military operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Serbia, Afghanistan and Libya and handed it to Mary Kirkland. Her son, Derrick, joined the Army in January 2007, since he was not earning enough to support his wife and child as a cook at an IHOP restaurant. During his sec-ond deployment, Mary told me, he ended up putting a shotgun in his mouth over there in Iraq, and one of his buddies stopped him.Ž He was transferred to Germany then back to his home base of Fort Lewis, Washington. He came back on a Monday after two failed suicide attempts in a three-week period. They kept him overnight at Madigan Army Medical Center at Fort Lewis. He met with a psychiatrist the next day who deemed him to be low to moderate risk for suicide.Ž Five days later, on Friday, March 19, 2010, he hanged himself. Said his mother, Der-rick was not killed in action; he was killed because of failed mental health care at Fort Lewis.ŽOn stage, Lance Cpl. Scott Olsen declared: Today I have with me my Global War on Terror Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal, National Defense Medal and Marine Corps Good Con-duct Medal. These medals, once upon a time, made me feel good about what I was doing. ... I came back to reality, and I dont want these anymore.Ž Like the riot police flanking the stage, many on horseback, Olsen also wore a helmet. He is recovering from a fractured skull after being shot in the head at close range by a beanbag projectile. He wasnt shot in Iraq, but by Oakland, Calif., police at Occupy Oakland last fall, where he was protesting. On stage with the veterans were three Afghan women, holding the flag of Afghanistan. Just before they marched, I asked one of them, Suraia Sahar, why she was there: Im representing Afghans for Peace. And were here to protest NATO and call on all NATO representatives to end this inhumane, illegal, barbaric war against our home country and our people ... its the first time an Afghan-led peace movement is now working side by side with a veteran-led peace move-ment. And so, this is the begin-ning of something new, some-thing better: reconciliation and peace.Ž The night before the protest and the summit, Gen. Allen threw out the first pitch at the Crosstown ClassicŽ baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs. Members of the teams joked that Allen could join them in the dugout, if he would only quit his day job. I dare say, the members of the Iraq Veterans Against the War wish he would. After the march and the return of the medals, I caught up with Derrick Kirk-lands mourning mother as she embraced her new family: those who were protest-ing the wars that had taken the life of her son. I asked if she had any message for President Barack Obama and the NATO generals. This quiet, soft-spoken woman from Indiana didnt hesitate: Honor the dead, heal the wounded, stop the wars.Ž Q „ Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. „ Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!,Ž a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier.ŽIf time be of all things the most precious,Ž Benjamin Franklin said, wasting time must be the greatest prodigal-ity.Ž But he had never heard of a status update. Facebook is the worlds foremost purveyor of information you shouldnt care about. Facebook founder Mark Zucker-berg is to uselessness what Henry Ford was to the automobile. He has mastered it on an industrial scale and is riding it to a vast fortune. At more than $100 bil-lion, the valuation of Facebook equals the annual GDP of Morocco or Vietnam, countries that dont top anyones list of economic powerhouses, but do actually produce some things of value. Can 900 million people, the roughly one-eighth of the planet that uses Face-book, be wrong? If they are passing around photos of pets in party costumes, telling us whether they are having a good or bad hair day and playing the farming simulation game FarmVille,Ž the answer is, Why, yes they can!Ž Facebook has transformed oversharing from an annoying habit of the poorly socialized into the very stuff of daily interactions. No thought is too banal, no event too minor, no mood too passing, no photo too embarrassing to be posted on Facebook. Facebook has been a boon to employers vetting prospective employees and to divorce lawyers looking for incrimi-nating evidence. Once, taking vodka shots out of the bell ybutton of your friend at the bar at 2 a.m. might have been an ill-considered caper to laugh about the next day. Now the photo may well end up on your timeline.Ž Its not that Facebook has no redeeming value. It brings together people with similar interests who wouldnt meet otherwise, and is a powerful organizing tool, in causes ranging from high-school re-unions to Middle Eastern revolutions. And, oh yeah, it reminds you of friends birthdays. This is all to the good. Yet Facebook is overwhelmingly the ephemeral chasing the trivial. The likeŽ and pokeŽ functions have an appro-priately grade-school feel. (Its hard to believe that Facebook once grew its business on the basis of its supposed cool.) The designation friendŽ is often a poor simulacrum of the real thing. In a notable Atlantic magazine cover story, Nicholas Carr asked, Is Google making us stupid?Ž Compared with Facebook, Google is the King James Bible. Google is the entry point to a world of news and information beyond what leftovers your old college roommate is eating for din-ner tonight before taking her papillon, Princess, for a walk. The T.S. Eliot line distracted from distraction by distractionŽ could have described the temptations of 21st-centu-ry social media. Other technologies „ the telephone, television, email „ have had the same double-edged capacity to enable work and bring people together, or fritter away time on nonsense. Facebook tilts toward pure distraction, which is one reason a pall of doubt hangs over its post-IPO future. About half of people in one poll say Facebook is a fad. Mark Zuckerberg is mentioned in the same breath as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, but his product is considerably more vaporous. The threat to Facebook will always be the advent of some new and even more alluring way to waste time. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. 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fared much better. Residents of South Miami and Homestead would make a strong argument against this fact: That the 1992 hurricane season was actually a quiet one across the Atlantic basin. Cooler-than-normal ocean water and stronger-than-normal wind shear allowed only six named storms to form that year. One of them just happened to be a Category 5 major hurricane that hit Florida. With the 2012 hurricane season beginning June 1, perhaps youve already heard some of the long-range forecasts for this summer. Hurricane scientists have observed that water temperatures in the tropical Atlantic have cooled significant-ly since last year. They also believe that a weak El Nino pattern is developing in the Pacific „ ready to bring hurricane-kill-ing wind shear over the Atlantic basin. Most seasonal forecasts are taking these factors into account and predicting fewer storms this year over the Atlantic, Carib-bean and Gulf of Mexico. The final lesson from Andrew is that we should take no comfort in a forecast for a quieter hurricane season, because all it takes is one. We need to approach every season as if another Andrew or Charley or Wilma might threaten our shores. Q „ Jim Reif is a meteorologist at NBC-2 in Fort Myers, and is general manager of U.S. Weather Consultants Inc., a private weather consulting firm. City and county governments in Florida use his hurricane consulting services.WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 A5 ANDREWFrom page 1BOB EPSTEIN, FEMA NEWS PHOTOHurricane Andrew did extensive damage to homes in Miami. NOAAHurricane Andrew on Aug. 23, 1992, at 8:31 a.m., one day before the Category 5 storm made landfall. ££™nx1-ˆ}…>£]-'ˆi£xU œ…*>“i>V…]{n >`>Vi`…i>ˆ}ViiˆVVœ“ (561) 625-5553 I am absolutely delighted with these new aids. The previous aids were only 1 year old but there is a vast improve-ment with the new Look wireless instruments. I now wear them everyday and am not even aware that they are in my ears.Ž …J.D. Ive worn hearing aids for many years and nowI have the worlds best, truest sounding ever! The NuEar (Look) makes sounds natural, not microphoned they work to “ lter out noise in restaurants (the biggest blessing), my voice sounds natural at long last, and I can increases the sound very easily. I recommend them to everyone I meet who shows an interest.Ž …M.N.I would like to thank you for all of your patience with my tiny ear canals. I dont think that any other business would have donated so much time and energy to my problem.Ž …C.C. Knowledge & Experience = Better Results for You! 4RIAL0ERIODr3ATISFACTION'UARANTEED/R"ACKs)NTEREST&OR -ONTHS Leonard Zinni is the owner of Advanced Hearing Center for 19 years. He is a Hearing Aid Specialist and is Board Certi“ ed by the National Board in Hearing Instrument Sciences Tammy Hanson,is a native Floridian & received a Doctorate in Audiol-ogy from Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale. She is a member of the AmericanAcademy of Audiology & the Florida Academy of Audiology.iœ>`<ˆˆ -]n‡/>““>œ]' œVœœv'`ˆœœ}] FREE s!UDIOLOGICAL%XAM#ONSULTATION Find out what youre hearing and what youre not! s6IDEO%AR)NSPECTION Youll SEE... exactly what we SEE. Well explain to you what youre seeing. s0RODUCT$EMONSTRATIONS Including the IMAGINE2 Premier line of hearing instruments with THINK Technology and the new LOOK wireless. 42!$%).9OUR/LD(EARING!IDS&OR#REDIT &2%%#,%!.#(%#+&OR9OUR#URRENT(EARING!IDS s)MPROVETHECLARITYOFSPEECHs0ERFORMWELLINNOISYSETTINGSLIKE restaurants, social gatherings, in the car and outdoorss2EDUCEBACKGROUNDNOISEWITH noise cancellation technology Provider in Palm Beach County 100% INVISIBLE #534/-(%!2).'$%6)#% ,)&%4)-%7!22!.49/.#)2#5)4 Looking for advice, solutions or a second opinion?Call us. "ESTVALUEIN0ALM"EACH#OUNTY(IGHEST#USTOMER3ATISFACTIONINTHE.ATION (We welcome you to read our written claims from leading manufacturers.) Questions about Hearing Loss?


A6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYmasks. They do it so that so critically ill children dress up as the stars and super-heroes that they are when they fight life-threatening diseases. Nurse Jean Crippen is busy looping and knotting lengths of tulle around a band of elastic. Rolls of paper towels serve as her mannequin. I come in and help with these things. These girls all work so hard. Theyre teachers here and they volunteer their time endlessly, not that they dont have enough to do,Ž she said. They do it as part of Emmys Heart, which distributes the poufy bits of cheer to childrens hospitals throughout South Florida. This chapter has made about 250 tutus since January. They hope to have made 15 by the end of this May afternoon. For Laura Pita, founder of Emmys Heart, it was a matter of dealing with grief. Her 7-year-old son Josh was undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leuke-mia. Then, on April 10, 2011, her mother died. Ms. Pita said she knew she had to do something. It was incredible. I say it was magical. I made my first tutu the day my mom died,Ž she said by phone from her home in Weston. On April 11, she and her friends brainstormed for something they could do to help others, and on April 12, she filed to incorporate Emmys Heart as a Florida nonprofit. The group was named for Ms. Pitas mother. Emmys Heart helps keep me busy and channel my grief in a positive way. Right now, weve done about 600 capes and tutus,Ž she said. It helps the rest of the family, too. My boys, they put on their capes and theyre superheroes. Cancer doesnt affect the sick child. It affects the whole family,Ž she said. In her case, the whole family includes four sons, ages 4 to 10, who had to be careful around Josh, who was undergoing chemotherapy. His immune system was gone, and that meant no play dates,Ž she said. A friend sent her a cape, and the boys were transformed. Now they get involved with the creative process. They help me pick out colors. Even Josh helps pick out the colors,Ž she said. My eldest son is 10 and he helps cut the tutus for me because he knows how great it makes the kids feel.Ž It certainly makes the adults feel better.In the Hobe Sound classroom, Ms. Rynaskos husband, Walter, rallies the troops of seamstresses, zipping about the room in his wheelchair while wearing a cheery blue and white tutu on his head like a clowns wig. He wears that tutu when the group delivers tutus to children at Palms West and St. Marys hospitals. Since I cant participate in the making. I go on the deliveries. I have fun. I go in and meet the children. At first we meet the parents. They greet us outside the room. Some children allow us to come in the room and some arent quite ready for us,Ž Mr. Rynasko said. Those children who are ready to don tutus and capes frequently join the group as they go room to room, and others gradually come around. The doctors and nurses also don capes and tutus to help lift the spirits of patients facing the specter of critical illnesses and bone-wearying treat-ments. We have a blast because we feel like were helping them forget what theyre dealing with and move on to happiness for a little while,Ž he said. He looks at his wife with awe.Christina started this whole thing. Shes just pretty amazing. My wife likes to reach out and help people, no matter what,Ž he said. Ms. Rynasko takes it all in stride.This is going to be my tutu when I deliver. The rainbow tutu,Ž she said as she modeled the tutu, the colors of which fol-low a chromatic scale. Isnt it awesome? Its mine.Ž Youre beautiful,Ž chimed a chorus of volunteers. Ms. Rynasko walked over to a rack crammed with capes and tutus, and sifted through them. This is a Gator tutu,Ž she said, pointing to an orangeand blue-striped tutu. The volunteers said they could use a second $150 rolling rack to hang the tutus, not to mention the capes. Its not cheap to make the tutus „ each one can cost $7 to $10, depending on how elaborate they are. They have engaged a Girl Scout troop to help with the tutus; the girls get service hours for doing it. Not all volunteers get service hours, though. Frances Hyde sat at a sewing machine stitching stars and lightning bolts to pieces of fabric that will become capes for these budding superheroes, their doctors and siblings. We try to vary them so its not the same on both sides,Ž said Ms. Hyde. The pieces are fastened to the capes with Wonder Under. Thats when I come in. I come in with four pieces. Two cape pieces, two appliqus, and iron the appli-qu on and top-stitch it, sew the cape together, turn it right-side-out, top-stitch that and put the Velcro on,Ž said Ms. Hyde, a seasonal resident of Jupiter. Ms. Hyde, who also volunteers at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, learned about Emmys Heart after seeing a NBC news segment on Ms. Pita. She told a fellow Maltz volunteer about the project and that woman introduced her to Ms. Rynasko. They were desperate for a seamstress, and Ms. Hyde, who had owned a fabric store in upstate New York, fit the bill. She is happy to volunteer, but conceded, Its too bad we have to make more.Ž Her grandchildren came to visit and started playing with the tutus and capes. Then Ms. Hyde showed them photos of the ill children wearing the items, and told them, These are for children who are very, very sick, and it just makes them feel better. It gives them super powers so they can take some very hard medicine. And you know, they respected that.Ž She plans to take the project back North for the summer, where she knows plenty of seamstresses who would be eager to sew for a good cause. In South Florida, Emmys Heart touches scores of families. I have to tell you, that as a parent of a child that is ill, it was sad but it was heart-warming to see the reactions on these childrens faces. I had to step out of the room for a moment,Ž said Stacy Zamora, whose son 4-year-old Alexander has a form of muscular dystrophy. She said it is harder for parents to handle the illness than it is for the kids. They dont react the way adults do. I think this is sometimes is more for the parents. We want to see our kids happy and when we accomplish that its amazing and thats what (Ms. Pita) does. It was an incredible idea for her to come up with it. A stroke of genius, I feel,Ž Ms. Zamora said by phone from her home in Davie. Alexander loves his cape, and frequently poses in a mirror, she said. I could tell he felt like a superhero. I know they say that all the time but its true,Ž she said. Children just want to be thought of like everyone else.Ž The long-term outlook for Alexander is bleak, she said. There is no treatment. It is psychologically difficult to deal with. We cant fight anything. Its psychologically difficult for our family,Ž she said. Thats why I love to volunteer with Laura. It just makes me happy. I love seeing these kids happy. I want to help children not feel like theyre different or sick. I want them to feel like they belong. I think she does this to make them feel like an ordinary child. Thats why I want to volunteer for her.Ž That rings true for the volunteers and teachers in Hobe Sound. I actually have a student who has cancer and is going through chemo and so I made one for her in her favorite color. The kids, because its personal to them, they all want to, but because they all have to be kept sterile. Ive had my sons help me, but with the kids, not yet,Ž said Rebecca Burns, who teaches fourth grade. Even in fourth grade, theyre not that good at the hand-washing thing.Ž Older girls like all-black tutus they can wear over pink or green leggings. What colors do you want to do? You know the possibilities are endless. If you pick a color, Ill wrap it for you,Ž said Ms. Burns as she wrapped tulle around a board and cut it into sheets for wrapping. The possibilities do seem endless for this group of volunteers. The spirit moves on, and the impact that we make is amazing,Ž Mr. Rynasko s aid, citing one gir l they visited. That little girl when we first went into her room was crying and having a fit with her mom at the time. She actually was throw-ing stuff at her, she was so angry. She was not receptive. She turned it around at the end and decided to wear a tutu, and then allowed us to come into her room and she saw me with the tutu on my head, and went, I want one like that. She put it on her head. And suddenly her face changed, and she went, Look, Mom, I have hair again.Ž The mother tried not to cry.She said, Thats the first time my daughter has smiled in a year and a half,Ž Mr. Rynasko said. Suddenly that child lit up the whole room with her smile, and she was the one who followed us to every-one elses room and said, Come on, you can do it. Be a superhero. ŽFor more information on Emmys Heart, visit To keep donations local, designate the Hobe Sound chapter. To volunteer, contact Christina Rynasko at Q HEARTFrom page 1 SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Abpve, Christina Rynasko (right) shows fourth-grade teacher Rebecca Burns how to stretch the tulle over a form for cut-ting. Left, Walter Rynasko models the tutu he wears on his head to present tutus and capes to sick children at hospitals.COURTESY PHOTOA child with cancer wears one of the superhero capes.


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Q CVS supervisor Fenton Graham, 35, of Silver Spring, Md., was arrested as the inside man (with two accomplices) in two drugstore robberies in April. Surveillance video showed that in the second heist, the nervous perp evident-ly failed to take the money with him, and Graham (the victimŽ) was seen taking it out to his forgetful partner. Q Kyle Voss, 24, was charged with four burglaries in Great Falls, Mont., in April after coming upon a private residence containing buckets of coins. According to police, Mr. Voss first took the quarters a nd half-dollars ($3,000), then days later he returned for $700 in dimes and nickels. By the third break-in, the resident had installed surveillance video, and Mr. Voss was caught as he came back for a bucket of pennies. Q Real life ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ Thomas Parkin inherited real estate from his elderly mother before she died, but quickly lost it in a risky business venture. To get the deed back, according to New York City prosecutors, he concocted a scheme to pretend that Mom was still alive (it would actually be Thomas in a dress) and still owned the land (and thus that the current deed holder was a fraud). Lawyers arranged a meeting with MotherŽ (conducted in a darkened room because of Moms recent cataract surgeryŽ), at which she mostly remained silent. Mr. Par-kin improbably stayed in character, according to a trial dispatch on the Daily Beast, and jurors apparently kept straight faces as Mr. Parkin tes-tified that recent communicationsŽ between him and his mother were mostly one-sided.Ž In May, Mr. Par-kin was convicted on 11 counts. Q NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEAll U.S. states have forms of no-fault divorce, but not England, which requires that couples prove adultery or abandon-ment or unreasonable behavior,Ž which leads to sometimes-epic weirdness, according to an April New York Times dispatch from London. For instance, one womans petition blamed her hus-bands insistence that she speak and dress only in Klingon. Other examples of unreasonable behaviorŽ (gathered by the Times of London): a husband objecting to the maliciousŽ prepara-tion of his most hated dish (tuna cas-serole), a spouses non-communication for the last 15 years (except by leaving Post-it Notes), a spouses too-rapid TV channel-changing, a husbands distort-ing the fit of his wifes best outfits by frequently wearing them, and ones insistence that a pet tarantula reside in a glass case beside the marital bed. Q In sickness and in healthShe is not the typical gullible victim. Ms. Priti Mahalanobis is a college-educated mother of two who ran a franchised restaurant in Avalon Park, near Orlando, but when her health, her brothers marriage and her business experienced problems, she bought a $20 psychic reading from Mrs. StarrŽ (also known as Peaches Stevens). The Orlando Sentinel reported in January that, over the next seven months, Ms. Mahalanobis lost about $135,000 in cash, jewelry and gift cards to Mrs. Starr. Astonishingly, neither Ms. Mahalano-bis health nor her restaurant business noticeably improved. Among the rem-edies that Ms. Mahalanobis accepted: buying seven tabernacles ($19,000 each) to vanquish (her familys) negativityŽ and putting $100 bills and a piece of paper with her relatives names written on it under her mattress along with a grapefruit (which, as everyone knows, attracts and then isolates the evil). Q Things people believe Q Though recently elected Councillor Simon Parkes told the Scarborough Evening News in March that his work on the Whitby (England) Town Council would not be affected, he has famously (in a YouTube video) reported life-long horrificŽ invasive encounters with extra-terrestrials, including many vis-its from a 9-foot-tall, green motherŽ-like being who sends him messagesŽ through his eyes, down his optic nerve to his brain. Q Arni Johnsen, a member of Iceland s P arliament, survived a serious 2010 automobile crash „ a stroke of good fortune he has since attributed to a family of elves (three generations, in fact, according to an elf specialistŽ) who live in a boulder near the crash site. Icelands Morgunbladid newspa-per reported that Mr. Johnsen recently had the 30-ton boulder relocated to his own property, which he said affords the elves a better view than at their previ-ous home. (Another elf authorityŽ told reporters, however, that relocating the family was bound to bring Mr. Johnsen bad luck.) Q Things leaders believe


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/ (*$/ 127,&( / (*$/ 127,&(If you have economic loss or property damage because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, you could get money from a class action settlement with BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production Company (“BP”). Go to for more information, including information on how to le a claim. WHO IS INCLUDED IN THE ECONOMIC & PROPERTY DAMAGES SETTLEMENT? The Economic and Property Damages (“E&PD”) Settlement Class includes people, businesses, and other entities in the states of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, and certain counties in Texas and Florida, that were harmed by the oil spill. The website has detailed descriptions and maps to help you determine whether a geographic location may be included in the E&PD Settlement. Additionally, you can call 1-866-992-6174 or e-mail to nd out if a geographic location is included. WHAT DOES THE ECONOMIC & PROPERTY DAMAGES SETTLEMENT PROVIDE? The E&PD Settlement makes payments for the following types of claims: (1) Seafood Compensation, (2) Economic Damage, (3) Loss of Subsistence, (4) Vessel Physical Damage, (5) Vessels of Opportunity Charter Payment, (6) Coastal Real Property Damage, (7) Wetlands Real Property Damage, and (8) Real Property Sales Damage. There is no limit on the total dollar amount of the E&PD Settlement; all qualied claims will be paid. HOW TO GET BENEFITS FROM THE ECONOMIC & PROPERTY DAMAGES SETTLEMENTYou need to submit a Claim Form to request a payment. You can get a copy of the various Claim Forms by visiting the website or by calling 1-866-992-6174. Claims can be submitted online or by mail. If you have questions about how to le your claim, you should call the toll-free number for assistance. The deadline to submit most E&PD claims will be April 22, 2014 or six months after the E&PD Settlement becomes effective (that is, after the Court grants “nal approval” and any appeals are resolved), whichever is later. There will be an earlier deadline to submit E&PD Seafood Compensation claims. The earlier deadline to submit Seafood Compensation claims will be 30 days after nal approval of the Settlement by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (regardless of appeals). Actual claim ling deadlines will be posted on the website as they become available. Valid claims will be paid as they are approved, beginning shortly after the Court-Supervised Settlement Program commences. It is highly recommended that E&PD Settlement Class Members complete and submit their claim forms promptly. Please read the Medical Benets Settlement notice because you may also be eligible for benets from that settlement. YOUR OTHER OPTIONSIf you do not want to be legally bound by the E&PD Settlement, you must Opt Out or exclude yourself by October 1, 2012 or you won’t be able to sue BP over certain economic and property damage claims. If you stay in the E&PD Settlement, you may object to it by August 31, 2012 The Detailed Notice explains how to exclude yourself or object. The Court will hold a hearing on November 8, 2012 to consider whether to approve the E&PD Settlement. You or your own lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own cost. The Court will also consider Class Counsel fees, costs, and expenses including an interim payment of $75 million and additional awards equal to 6% of class claims and benets paid. Class Counsel fees, costs and expenses under the Economic and Property Damages Settlement Agreement and the Medical Benets Settlement Agreement jointly cannot exceed $600 million. Class members’ payments will not be reduced if the Court approves the payment of Class Counsel fees, costs, and expenses because BP will separately pay these attorney fees, costs, and expenses.Economic and Property Damages SettlementProviding Money to Individuals and Businesses 'HHSZDWHU+RUL]RQ2LO6SLOO'HHSZDWHU+RUL]RQ2LO6S LOO „ 1-866-992-6174 „


/ (*$/ 127,&( / (*$/ 127,&( 'HHSZDWHU+RUL]RQ2LO6SLOO'HHSZDWHU+RUL]RQ2LO6S LOO „ „ 1-866-992-6174 If you have a medical claim related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, you could get benefits from a class action settlement with BP Exploration & Production Inc. and BP America Production Company (“BP”). Go to for more information, including information on how to file a claim.WHO IS INCLUDED IN THE MEDICAL BENEFITS SETTLEMENT?The Medical Class includes (1) clean-up workers and (2) certain people who resided in specific geographic areas in coastal and wetlands areas along the Gulf Coast during specific periods in 2010. The website has detailed descriptions and maps to help you determine whether a geographic location may be included in one of these zones. Additionally, you can call 1-866-992-6174 or e-mail to find out if a geographic location is included.WHAT DOES THE MEDICAL BENEFITS SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?The benefits of the Medical Benefits Settlement include: (1) payments to qualifying people for certain acute (short-term) and chronic (ongoing) medical conditions occurring after exposure to oil or chemical dispersants; (2) provision of periodic medical examinations to qualifying people; and (3) creation of a Gulf Region Health Outreach Program, consisting of projects to strengthen the healthcare system. Benefits (1) and (2) will be provided only after the Court grants final approval and any appeals are resolved.HOW TO GET BENEFITS FROM THE MEDICAL BENEFITS SETTLEMENTYou need to submit a Claim Form to request benefits. You can get a copy of the Claim Form by visiting the website or by calling 1-866-992-6174 Claims can be submitted by mail. If you have questions about how to file your claim, you should call the toll-free number for assistance. The deadline for filing a Claim Form is one year after the Medical Benefits Settlement becomes effective (that is, after the Court grants “final approval” and any appeals are resolved). The exact date of the claim filing deadline will be posted on the website. It is highly recommended that Medical Class Members complete and submit their claim forms promptly. Please read the Economic and Property Damages Settlement notice because you may also be eligible for a payment from that settlement.YOUR OTHER OPTIONSIf you do not want to be legally bound by the Medical Benefits Settlement, you must Opt Out or exclude yourself by October 1, 2012 or you won’t be able to sue BP over certain medical claims. If you stay in the Medical Benefits Settlement, you may object to it by August 31, 2012 The Detailed Notice explains how to exclude yourself or object. The Court will hold a hearing on November 8, 2012 to consider whether to approve the Medical Benefits Settlement. You or your own lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at your own cost. Class Counsel will ask the Court to consider an award of fees, costs, and expenses of 6% of the value of the benefits actually provided under the Medical Benefits Settlement Agreement. Class Counsel fees, costs, and expenses under the Medical Benefits Settlement Agreement and the Economic and Property Damages Settlement Agreement jointly cannot exceed $600 million. Class members’ payments will not be reduced if the Court approves the payment of Class Counsel fees, costs, and expenses because BP will separately pay these attorney fees, costs, and expenses.Medical Benefits SettlementProviding Benets to Clean-Up Workers and Certain Gulf Coast Residents


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Sure enough, Lindseys party was posted everywhere. Everyone in her class had clearly been invited and they all seemed to be having an amazing time. It really bothered her that she hadnt been invited, but even worse was that Carly, her supposed best friendŽ was in all the pictures, looking like she was having the time of her life. Carly had been evasive about her weekend plans, so Tara knew that something had to be up. But to go to this party and not to tell her, that was a mean blow. Lately, Tara couldnt tear herself away from Facebook. It had become an obsession. She looked at every single picture and felt more and more upset. It was humiliating to be on the outside, looking at everyone else having great times. She knew she was torturing herself, but she kept at it. It didnt help to talk to her mother. Mom meant well, but would say stupid things trying to be helpful. She just didnt understand.As the popularity of Facebook continues to skyrocket exponentially, researchers and social scientists vigor-ously debate the merits and overall impact the social media giant has had on our world. We certainly cant dispute the value of staying connected to our friends, relatives and acquaintances. But we have all become increasingly aware that there are serious potential dangers for the nave and insecure. And, if intelligent, worldly adults who should know betterŽ compromise their better judgment as they navigate cyber-space, how can we expect our teenagers to have the ability to protect themselves from the dangers of social networking? Most of us are well versed in the more obvious, real concerns of staying safe from Internet predators, bullies and conmen. We can never caution our children enough times not to reveal identifying information to strangers and certainly to confide in adults when situations seem awkward, frightening or troublesome. But more insidious concerns have come to the forefront. Many young peo-ple are ill equipped to handle the hurts and humiliations that Facebook use and abuse has dished at them. The desire to fit in and to be part of the popular group can become overwhelming. Understandably, they may equate membership in a specific group with elevated social status and a sense of personal accomplishment. We can understand how young people would pore over the social networking sites to see where they fit in, or to discover where they might have been excluded. Some equate the number of friendsŽ amassed as a legitimate indicator of their worthiness. Professionals have observed a concerning increase in anxiety and depression in some beleaguered young people who feel distressed and overwhelmed by Facebook postings. Unfortunately, the online culture is one of competiveness and comparisons. So many of us, and our children, get caught up in self-doubt when our peers appear to be succeeding, and living the good life.Ž We may lose our perspective and forget that in reality, things are not always as they seem. And we may not always have the insight to recognize that our peers are trumpeting their suc-cesses and conveniently excluding the slights or social rejections. Young people will unfortunately spread rumors or intentionally hurt others for their own social gain. Unsus-pecting teens may not have the skills to decipher the messages and may become terribly upset in the process. Maintaining open lines of communication with our children may help us to guide them toward making safe, self-protective choices. Our children may assume that we dont understand their pressures because we grew up in a world prior to social networking. How-ever, we can explain that even though there are clear differences, the wish to be accepted has always been a universal need. If we can make sure not to preach or be too intrusive, we may be able to candidly share some of our own earlier social disappointments in a manner that will be useful to them. It would also be helpful for us to be aware that our own attitudes about popularity will have a dramatic effect. Our children can sense when we view their successes as extensions of OUR self-worth. Theyll become ashamed if they believe we are disappointed or embarrassed by them. At all times, we should be sensitive to the fact that their pain is very real to them and know they become resentful if we try to minimize their upset by tell-ing them Dont worry, it will work out fine.Ž They dont always have the ability to look very far into the future and dont feel equipped to get themselves out of the distressing situations they find themselves in. Sometimes, it helps to role-play with them so they can try out ways to speak up to their peers in a self-affirming way. Helping them to limit the amount of time spent on the computer and to channel their attention to more con-structive endeavors should be an even-tual goal. Letting our children know that well be there as supportive sounding boards should hopefully help them to believe in their worth and to trust their own feelings and abilities. Q Linda Lipshutz, LCSW, ACSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. She holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and completed post-graduate training at the Ackerman Institute for Marital and Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Palm Beach Gardens office at 630-2827, and at palmbeach


Florida’s real estate professionals find reasons to be optimistic SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe University of FloridaFloridas real estate market outlook improved in the first quarter of 2012, according to the University of Florida. The Survey of Emerging Market Conditions, conducted quarterly by the Kel-ley A. Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies at UFs Warrington College of Business Administration, revealed that those in the real estate business felt opti-mistic because of the falling unemploy-ment rate and because they see more activity in rental housing, such as lease signings. The unemployment rate dropped from 9.9 percent in December 2011 to 9 per-cent in March. Positive outlooks for occupancy and rent growth along with an improving employment trend are increasing our respondents optimism about the real estate markets in Florida,Ž Timothy Becker, director of the Bergstrom Cen-ter, says. The UF Commercial Real Estate Sentiment Index, a measure of the respon-dents own business outlook, reached its highest level since 2007. Bergstrom Center officials attributed the rise to lenders and owners sensing a better lending environment with banks as well as an improving economy. With billions of dollars of loans coming due over the next year, the increased lending activity is a welcome sign for real estate owners and investors looking for debt capital to refinance quality prop-erties,Ž Mr. Becker says. Property fundamentals including occupancy and rental rates improved this quarter, with progress reported in single-family and condominium develop-ment, apartments, industrial, land invest-ment and capital availability. Occupancy expectations were rated most favorably in the premium office market. Respon-dents cited a better employment outlook as the reason for optimism. Although respondents were optimistic about the industry and the overall economy, they cited concerns about the upcoming presidential election and the state governments financial situation. Respondents said that significant policy changes would most likely not be in place before the November elections and not resolving those issues could lead to harsh economic results. Among those issues are the Bush tax cuts and the payroll tax break, which are both scheduled to expire after 2012, and $1.2 trillion in spending cuts that are set to take effect in 2013. Respondents also were concerned with artificially low interest rates, inflation and increased gas prices. Overall, the survey revealed that the future for real estate in Florida looks positive, but political and econom-ic uncertainties remain. A majority of respondents expect a slow and measured recovery until the conclusion of the pres-idential elections. A total of 189 Florida professional real estate analysts and investors, represent-ing 13 urban regions of the state and up to 15 property types, participated in the survey. Q BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE PALM BEACH COUNTY BUSINESS INDUSTRY WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 A14 Thinking about buying your first home? Purchasing a home can be very confusing if you dont have all the answers. Do you know what to look for when buying a home? What happens after you find a home that you love? Do you have the money or know what financing options are available to you? There are many programs available to consumers to make the American dream of home ownership a reality. Q Buy a home with little or no mone y do wn with government backed programs. Q Get closing costs paid for up to 6 per cent of the purchase price. Q Interest rate reduction progr ams. One of the keys to making the home-buying process easier and more understandable is being informed. The Harvest Group at Keller Williams Realty hosts a free seminar on June 12 at 7 p.m. at 4455 Military Trail, Suite 100, Jupiter. No registration is necessary. For more information call Joby Slay, (561) 667-4171 or Jason Lincoln, (845) 901-6997. Q Free seminar set for first-time home buyers RATINGS RISEWPBF increases ratings in all audiences in weekday newscasts WPBF 25 posted strong ratings results and increased its household audiences during all weekday newscasts, according to results from the recently completed May Nielsen measurement of the West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce television market, the station reports. WPBF 25 increased its average overall sign-on/signoff household audience by 13 percent from May of last year and continues to rank as the 2nd most-watched station in the market. Evenings, WPBF 25 is the most-watched station on the strength of hit game shows Wheel of FortuneŽ and Jeopardy,Ž plus ABCs hit pri-metime programming. WPBF 25 News Mornings posted the largest ratings growth of any station with increases of 25 percent and 53 percent, respectively. Once again, WPBF was the only local station in the market to show ratings growth in every weekday news-cast,Ž said WPBF 25 President and General Manager Caroline Taplett. Each day we make a commitment to our viewers to deliver market-leading news and weather coverage along with top notch entertainment program-ming across multiple platforms. It is extremely reward-ing to see that the hard work and efforts of our dedi-cated staff continues to resonate with local viewers.Ž Afternoons on WPBF 25, The Dr. Oz ShowŽ at 4 was No. 1 with a 4.1 household rating, more than double WPBFs May 2011 time period delivery. WPBF 25 remains the top station in the weekday 7-8 p.m. time period with JeopardyŽ continuing as the No. 1 program and Wheel of FortuneŽ ranking 2nd WPBF 25 tied WPEC for No. 1 in overall primetime and delivered the top two prime-time programs in the market „ Dancing with the StarsŽ on Monday and Dancing with the Stars ResultsŽ on Tuesday. Modern FamilyŽ on Wednesday ranked as the No. 1 sitcom and posted ratings growth of 1 percent over last year. and WPBF 25 Mobile report nearly 9.2 million and 7.3 million page views year-to-date, respec-tively. On May 10, had its second largest day in its history with nearly 580,000 page views. On that day the site had an exclusive interview with the parents of an 18-month-old baby who had been ordered off a flight at the Fort Lauderdale Airport. WPBF 25 is the ABC affiliate serving the West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce Designated Market Area as defined by the Nielsen Company. WPBF 25 is owned and operated by Hearst Television Inc. WPBF 25 can be viewed locally on Comcast channel 10 or 431(HD), Dish Network/Direct TV/AT&T U-verse on channel 25 and over the air on digital channel 25-1. WPBF 25 also operates WPBF.COM and Estrella TV West Palm Beach, a Spanish-language entertainment channel. Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


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A16 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYFantasy furnitureŽ is a term used to describe tables and chairs that dont fit the rules of any recognized style. Chairs made of cow horns or parts of spinning wheels, and tables held up by carved bears or shaped like large hands are fantasies.Ž A famous and expensive dining room table has legs that are full-size carvings of either a man or woman hunched over to hold the tabletop on their backs. An inexpensive fantasy design for a chair made about 1900 is now called North Wind.Ž It looks like a typical oak side chair with a solid seat and sometimes turned legs. But the back is made with a carved mans or womans face, sometimes with flowing hair. More ambitious designs have the full figure of a person climbing on top of the chair back. The best of the North Wind chairs have a one-piece back made of solid wood. The carving was not an added piece of wood. Inexpensive chairs influenced by the North Wind group were pressed-back chairs showing a face or a person. The design was pressed into the wood by a machine. It was not a raised carving. A humorous fantasy chair sold recently. The back was carved to look like a beer keg with a pensive man leaning on the top. The chair is 40 inches high to the top of his hat. The chair, made in the early 1900s, sold for $885 at a Showtime auction held in Ann Arbor, Mich. Q: About 33 years ago, I was metal detecting around Lompoc, Calif. I found a Boy Scout coin with the Scout logo on one side and, on the other, the saying, When you have done your good deed for the day, secretly pass the coin from one pocket to the other.Ž I have been unable to find any information about this coin. Can you help? A: Robert BadenPowell founded the Boy Scouts in England in 1907. The Boy Scout movement in the Unit-ed States started in 1910. Do a good turn dailyŽ is the Boy Scout slogan. Scout good deedŽ coins have been around for years and are not valuable. Todays Scouts can flip the coin virtually on a smart phone. The Good TurnŽ iPhone app records the date, time and location of the Scouts good turn. It keeps a list of the deeds and also can dis-play the location of the good deed on a map of the world. Q: My Madame Alexander Pussy CatŽ baby doll dates from the early 1970s. She is pretty worn because I played with her a lot, but I still have her original box. Value? A: Madame Alexander made Pussy Cat baby dolls from 1970 to 1984. They came in two sizes, 14 and 20 inches. The smaller doll, in excel-lent condition, sells without her box for about $60. The larger doll is worth about $100. A worn doll in either size might sell for $10 to $20, with a premium for the box. Q: I would like to know the current price for vari-ous old bottles from San Franciscos Bay City Soda Water Co. A: Bay City Soda Water Co. was in business from 1871 to 1913. The bottles were embossed Bay City Soda Water Co. S.F.Ž and have an embossed star on the back. They were made in green and various shades of blue. The blue bottles are fairly common, but the green bot-tles are rare. Both blob-top and Hutchinson-type bot-tles were made. Blob-top bottles were sealed with a cork and a wire closure. Hutchinson-type bottles had spring stoppers, pat-ented by Charles Hutchin-son in 1879. Value depends on the color of the glass. We cant tell the exact color of your bottle without seeing it, so we cant give you a value, but a Bay City Soda Water bottle in medium colorationŽ sold recently for $130. Q: I received a filigree-and-rhinestone bracelet from my great-grandmothers estate. Try as I might, I cant find any infor-mation about the La ModeŽ mark on the bracelet or the name on the box, La Mode Original.Ž Please help. A: La ModeŽ was a trademark used by Ripley and Gowan, of Attleboro, Mass. The companys history dates back to the 1880s, and until the 1930s it often used the mark R & G.Ž U.S. trademark filings indicate that Ripley and Gowan filed for use of La ModeŽ as a trademark in 1924. The com-pany used the trademark for both womens and mens costume jewelry „ everything from bracelets and necklaces to cuff-links and keychains. The trademark, now dead,Ž was assigned to Barrows Industries of Providence, R.I., in the late 1950s. Most La Mode Original bracelets sell online for $25 to $30. Tip: If your cane or rush chair seats seem dry, spray them with water using a mister. A cane or rush seat that is regularly used lasts only about 10 to 12 years. Keep-ing it from drying out extends its life. Q „ Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, Florida Weekly, King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. KOVELS: ANTIQUES Whimsical fantasy furniture breaks the rules of design d a o t  y terry The carved man leaning on the back of this wooden chair must have bumped into the head of anyone sitting in the chair. But in spite of the chair’s discomfort, the unique humorous design attracted a buyer who paid $885 for the chair at a Showtime auction in Ann Arbor, Mich. They found multimillion-dollar homes — opportunity is there again heatherPURUCKER BRETZLAFF The perception of todays real estate market depends upon whom you are speaking with, but there is a general consensus that the market is certainly coming back. Will it ever be the same as it was? There are mixed opinions on that as well, but I am a believer that our surrounding area is still one of the very best places to invest in real estate. Where else in the world offers such incredible weather, superb dining, unlimited shopping and glorious sandy beaches „ and is an easy travel destina-tion? We truly live in paradise. Several years ago when the market was at its strongest, buyers and sell-ers alike were willing to take more chances and ultimately many buyers may not have purchased the perfectŽ property they were looking for; bidding wars were common and so was pay-ing more than list price. Yet even with these unusual circumstances, it usu-ally turned out for the best. The sellers were always pleased with the sale and the buyers felt confident in their pur-chase, even if they had to pay more then anticipated. Buyers felt as if they would ultimately gain a return on their invest-ment, even if they were not 100 percent certain of their decision to purchase. During that time period, I had two very affluent clients contact me on the same day regarding property in the Palm Beaches. One was the owner of a very large brand-name clothing and cosmetics line and the other managed hedge funds. Ironically, they were both scheduled to be in town at the same time to view properties. Both were in the $4-million to $6-million price range. I was predominantly selling new-home construction at the time and both cli-ents were deciding between a newly constructed home or an existing home. There were not many homes on the market that fit both clients needs so I was forced to arrange showings on some of the very same homes. My first appointment was with the owners of the clothing company, Bill and his wife, Sally. With the research I had done prior to their arrival, Bill and Sally thought they would have been most interested in a new Mediterranean home that was just completed in Palm Beach. It had been on the market for only two weeks and there were several interested par-ties. Seven bedrooms, private nannys quarters, room for their children to run in the yard, media room, a chefs kitchen with separate prep kitchen and a southern exposure „ a home that truly offered all of the modern ameni-ties. Bill and Sally loved the home and put an offer in on the spot. The contract was accepted later that day at $25,000 above the asking price. This was excellent for Bill, Sally and their family. It was where they had always wanted to settle, but for my other client who flew in that same day „ it was not such good news. Robert and his family were moving from New York and did not know many people in the area. Their three children were clearly less than enthused about the move, so they wanted every one in the family involved in the decision-making process. They wanted to live in a home where the street or neighborhood felt like a community and it would be easy to meet others, a place where the chil-dren would feel at home. The next morning, I met Robert at my office. As we sat down to discuss the day, he commented on how excited he was to see the Mediterranean home in Palm Beach. Ugh! After breaking the news that it was under contract, his dis-appointment was rather evident and he was somewhat agitated that he did not even get a chance to view the home. I convinced him that we would refocus the efforts on other properties so that he could ultimately find a better home for his family. By the end of the day, we had viewed seven homes and he was not interested in one of them. He kept mentioning how he had really liked the floor plan of the Mediterranean home. His family would be with us the following morning and they were expect-ing to see a few homes and make a decision. But based on Roberts reac-tion, I had to start our search over. I recalled a riverfront home that was on the market and I had been to the open house the week prior. Robert had no interest in waterfront property, but the design of the home was similar to the Mediterranean, so I added it to our list. I planned on taking his family there if they did not like any of the other homes we were going to view. The next day, his wife expressed how disappointed she was about missing the opportunity to look at the home they had as their first choice „ I had my work cut out for me! After viewing four more homes, I took them to the riverfront house. It was a great design situated on one acre of land and the sunset was gorgeous. A new dock had just been installed and would hold a boat up to 50 feet in length. Great, they were not boaters so this really had no significance. How-ever, the family elected to settleŽ for this home. They paid full market price, $6,500,000 and were very hesitant to purchase since they were not boaters. In fact, they had only been on a boat two times in 10 years. Robert made it very clear to me that he didnt want anything to do with the water, and that they would not be purchasing a boat, but he felt the investment on the water was worth the uncertainty. He was a great businessman and felt that they could sell the home for a profit if the family was unhappy. And were they ever happy! Each member of the family is now what they consider serious boatersŽ and they just purchased their third boat. They claim it changed their lives by making the choice to live on the water „ and they could not imagine moving back to dry land. Their two sons now enjoy sailing and their daughter loves fishing. All three of the children are avid surfers and they have the Salt LifeŽ stickers on their cars. Who would have guessed? Every time I see Robert he reminds me and thanks me for helping him pur-chase his home. He claims that without the connections they have made in boating, their life would never be as full as it is now. Like many of us at one time or another we may think we are settling, but the settling becomes an opportunity. Supply and demand was the deciding factor for this client, but always keep an open mind when look-ing at homes. We may not be in the same market we were several years ago, but we can still have the same experiences. Q „ Heather Purucker Bretzlaff is a broker and Realtor Associate at Fite Shavell & Associates. She can be reached at 722-6136, or at hbretzlaff@


A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 A17 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYElegant comfort for golfers PALM BEACH GARDENS FLORIDA WEEKLY This custom home built by Casto Homes in Old Marsh Golf Club includes a golf membership and the first year of annual dues. Decorators Unlimited decorated the home at 13340 Marsh Landing. It offers four bedrooms, 5.2 baths and a separate guesthouse. It features superior finishes throughout, including impact glass, a gourmet kitchen, two master baths and a media room. Old Marsh Golf Club offers 180 half-acre home sites surrounded by Lake Marsh and golf views. It is recognized as one of the top 35 clubs in the United States. Fite Shavell & Associates lists the home at $2,395,000. The agent is Heather Purucker-Bretzlaff, 772-6136, Q


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FLORIDA WEEKLY INSIDE “Men in Black 3”The latest in the series is worth seeing, just not in 3-D. B11 X SocietyShopping at Saks, chamber events and more. B8-9, 13-14 X Creepy revengeBe careful when you cross a lying second-date. B2X ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE B SECTION WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is participating in the Blue Star Museums program „ along with 1,500 museums across the country „ offering free admis-sion to active-duty military personnel and their families through Sept. 2. Its collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Fami-lies, the Department of Defense and the participating museums. The lighthouse and museum is operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Soci-ety. Exhibits that showcase the site during World War II as a secret spy station are part of the visitor experience. We are thrilled to be able to participate again this year to honor our brave men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces and their families,Ž said Kathleen Glover, lighthouse and museum assistant direc-tor, in a prepared statement. With our museum being a former WWII housing building located on a site with such a long military past, we feel like this is a natural fit in terms of partnership.Ž Said NEA chairman Rocco Landesmann: Through Blue Star Museums, the arts community is extending a special invita-tion to military families to enjoy over 1,500 museums this summer. This is both an opportunity to thank military families for their service and sacrifice, as well as a chance to create connections between museums and these families that will con-tinue throughout the year. Especially for families with limited time together, those on a limited budget, and ones that have to relocate frequently, Blue Star Muse-ums offers an opportunity to enjoy one another and become more fully integrated into a community.Ž The free admission program is available to active-duty military and up to five fam-ily members. Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. For a list of participating museums, see The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is located at Lighthouse Park, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. It is open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., last lighthouse tour is at 4 p.m. For more information call 747-8380 or see Q Jupiter lighthouse and other museums offer free admission to active military personnelDOING THE MATHSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comMATH NEVER WAS KENNETH KAYS STRONGEST subject in school. But being an actor, he gets to play a math genius in Palm Beach Dramaworks cur-rent production of Proof,Ž which continues through June 17. My math teachers, wherever they are, in some math lab in heaven, are having a big laugh,Ž he said with chuckle. Its their revenge on me.Ž In Proof,Ž Mr. Kay plays a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician. After his death, his daughter tries to come COURTESY PHOTOWhat sells books?There are some elements that you need for a bestseller. B12X ProofŽ adds up for Palm Beach Dramaworks SEE MATH, B4 X V Katherine Michelle Turner and Kenneth Kay perform in “Proof.” C


B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSWorst. Breakup. Ever.My job is to collect stories. I like happily-ever-afters and disastrous never-should-have-beens. I like stories where the men are the bad guys and the women are always wronged, and I like stories where women do the dirty deeds and men maintain the moral high ground. I like tales of heartache and heartbreak and hearts that have found their missing piece. I like them all „ so long as its a good story. Like this one. I was at a weekend-long seminar recently, and on the first day I sat next to a pretty young woman named Michelle. We made small talk over cof-fee and bagels and I asked if she was married. No,Ž she said with an eye roll. Im just now getting back into the dating world.Ž Hows that going?Ž I asked.You wont believe this story,Ž she said, and I knew I was in for a treat. Michelle met a man through a popular online dating site and they went out on a couple of dates. Actually, they went out on two dates. On the first, the man was polite and well-mannered. He spoke about his hobbies, his home-town in the Midwest and his job as a computer programmer. He came across as extremely non-threatening, she said, like lukewarm tea or vanilla ice cream. On their second date, he continued in the same mild man-ner, but this time he disclosed that he had made up the part about his job. I was actually fired a while back,Ž he said. Michelle recognized the dating red flag right away and at the end of the eve-ning, when the man asked if he could see her again, she polite-ly declined. I dont think thats a great way to start a relationship,Ž she said. With a lie.Ž They parted company, and when the man called Michelles phone over the course of the next few days, she ignored him. The calls tapered off until her phone went quiet. And then the phone calls started again, from numbers she didnt recognize. They began one morning and continued throughout the day, call after call after call, all from dif-ferent phone numbers, most in the local area code and always from men. Im calling about your ad on craigs list,Ž one of them said when Michelle answered the phone. My ad on craigs list?ŽArent you the woman looking for a man to --?Ž The list was extensive, with heavy use of the word naughty. The original two-date, lie-telling suitor texted Michelle later that day. Bet youre answering your phone now,Ž he said. He had played his hand, it seemed, with the modern day equivalent of a For a good timeŽ message scrawled across a bathroom wall. Michelle reported the problem to craigs list and the ad came down; she told the police, but there wasnt much to be done. The story was already fizzling out over the weekend of the seminar. What can I say? Love blows on mercurial winds. Sometimes these stories end happily, some-times they end tragically, and sometimes they end with smutty voicemails. The best we can do is read caution where we will and throw ourselves back into the game. Q artis MARKETPLACE 1201 N. U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach (Crystal Tree Plaza) 561-622-0994 www.codandcapers.comMonday…Saturday 10am…6pm WE HAVE MOVED TO: FRESH SEAFOOD SPECIALS FRESH SEAFOOD SPECIALS s&RESH+EY7EST0INK3HRIMP (EADONr&ROM4ARPON3PRINGS&, ....................$9.95/lb. s#ONNECTICUT"LUE0OINT/YSTERS &RESH ............................................................................. DOZ s&RESH7HOLE(OGlSH &ILLETEDWHILEYOUSHOP .............................................................$7.99 lb. s&RESH7HOLE2ED'ULF'ROUPER -3##ERTIlED3USTAINABLE ............................................. $6.99 lb. 4HESEPRICESVALIDTHROUGH*UNE#ANNOTBECOMBINEDWITHANYOTHEROFFER C AF now open during market hours


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B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYto terms with her inheritance of either his genius or his insanity „ or both. For Mr. Kay, the math itself is disturbing. This is unlike any math I would have done in high school,Ž Mr. Kay said. Its beyond my kith and kin to even think about. Two plus two equals four and always will be four. In this, there are several possible answers, and its on the level of what Einstein did.Ž That is intimidating.Playing a guy with that kind of IQ is pretty daunting for a guy who has trou-ble balancing his checkbook,Ž he said. The play has added up to big numbers for its creator, David Auburn, for whom it won a Tony Award and Pulit-zer Prize in 2001. And it is Mr. Kays second appearance this season at Dramaworks. He helped inaugurate the companys Don & Ann Brown Theatre last fall with Arthur Millers All My Sons.Ž And back in the mid-80s, he trod the boards of the space when it was home to the Stage Company of the Palm Beaches. Its radically different now and is a great venue for theater,Ž he said. During his time in Florida, he appeared in productions at Boca Ratons Caldwell Theatre, Florida Stage and Burt Reynolds Dinner Theatre, with Charles Nelson Reilly and Mr. Reynolds himself directing. Then Mr. Kay and his wife, actress Kim Cozort, took a break from South Florida theater for a decade to run Blowing Rock Stage Company in North Carolina. But in the 2007-2008 season, funding for the theater and its $10 million, state-of-the-art building evaporated along with the housing market. We tendered our resignations with the idea that if they didnt have to pay us, which they couldnt, they would restructure,Ž he said. Its a magnificent building gathering dust.Ž These days, he and Ms. Cozort live in Jupiter and teach at the Maltz Jupi-ter Theatres Paul & Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. He expects to teach two or three classes at Palm Beach Atlantic University; Ms. Cozort also teaches at the Center for Creative Education in West Palm Beachs Northwood neighborhood, and both book the occasional television gig, like appearances on Americas Most Wanted.Ž That work doesnt necessarily compare to Proof,Ž though. I think David Auburn, if he continues to work, may be remembered like Arthur Miller,Ž Mr. Kay said. His work has a timelessness built in it. Its all about how people dealt with each other. Its great storytelling.Ž Thats an actors job, too.Thats what you aspire to do „ good storytelling. Its a well-made play. This guy has got the goods,Ž he said. William Hayes, a Dramaworks cofounder and its producing artistic director, leads this production. I like Bill. Hes straightforward as a director,Ž Mr. Kay said. He comes into rehearsals with a knowledge „ he knows what he wants.Ž Mr. Hayes also appreciates what an actor brings to play. He works as a collaborator rather than as a dictator,Ž Mr. Kay said. He is very open to allowing you to fall on your face, then picks you up. Hes given me some fun playmates to work with.Ž The cast also includes Cliff Burgess, Katherine Michelle Tanner and Sarah Grace Wilson. All are generous actors. I am the oldest person in the rehearsal room,Ž Mr. Kay said with a laugh, adding he received his Actors Equity card in Janu-ary 1982, after a stint at Mr. Reynolds theater in Jupiter. I interned at Burts in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest with Martin Sheen,Ž he said. That was three decades ago.Ive been slogging down this road a long time now,Ž Mr. Kay said. Its too late to turn back.Ž Q MATHFrom page 1 >> What: “Proof” >> When: Through June 17 >> Where: Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach >> Cost: $55; student tickets available for $10. >> Info: 514-4042 or At the start of 2012, champion golfer Ernie Els, a part-time resident of Jupi-ter, officially launched the 2012 Els for Autism Golf Challenge, the largest international charity-driven amateur golf tournament in history. The event takes place all over the world from April through September, with proceeds benefiting the Els for Autism Center of Excellence „ a $30 million first-of-its-kind project that will feature a state-of-the-art education and research facility as well as a global digi-tal learning platform to families all over the world with children on the autism spectrum, a disorder that affects one in 110 children and one in 70 boys. Spearheaded by Mr. Els, the Golf Challenge consists of more than 30 super regional events at top-rated courses across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. Two-person teams compete for a place at the grand finale „ a two-day extravaganza of golf and entertainment hosted by Mr. Els and his friends from the PGA Tour in Las Vegas on Oct. 19 and 20. To date $571,035 of the $2,500,000 goal has been raised. Area golfers can help contribute to this challenge when Mr. Els, a member of Tequesta Country Club, presents a Moonlight Golf Tournament on June 8 at the club at 201 Country Club Drive. After doing so many intense events, Ernie just wanted to do something that would be a lot of fun,Ž said Mary Kay Willson, coordinator of the Els for Autism event. The event is open to members first and then any spots left are open to non-members.Ž Said Mark Badertscher, operations manager for the club: We are pleased that Ernie Els gave Tequesta Country Club the honor of hosting this inaugural moonlight golf tournament to benefit the Els for Autism event.Ž The tournament kicks off with a cocktail reception from 6-9 p.m. with one of Chef Bruces delicious four-course Italian buffets. The tournament starts at dusk with a display of fireworks as the golfers and carts get ready to tee off. The format is a scramble best ball in teams of two. Mr. Els has more than 65 professional career victories, including three major championships, two world golf champi-onships and a record seven world match play titles. A limited number of reception/buffet tickets are available for those who would like to attend but not play golf. Registration is $125 per player and includes the buffet and a drink ticket. For $30, guests can purchase a party pass that is good for drinks through-out the entire evening. To register or purchase a ticket for the buffet, call 625-8267. Q Play golf in the moonlight with Ernie Els — and help raise funds for autismSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________COURTESY PHOTOLiezl and Ernie Els and their children Samantha and Ben live part time in Jupiter. Ben was diagnosed with autism, and is the in spiration for the Els for Autism Foundation. “After doing so many intense events, Ernie just wanted to do something that would be a lot of fun. The event is open to member s first and then any spots left are open to non-members.” —Mary Kay Willson, coordinator of the Els for Autism event


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B8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WEEKL “Support Your Favorite Charity” at Saks, The Gardens MallWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to and view the photo albums fr 1. Meg Weinberger, Mindy Curtis-Horvitz and Kristen Cowling 2. Lillian “Lyanne” Azqueta, Guillermo Rivera, Lian Fanjul de Azqueta and Mindy Curtis-Horvitz 3. Barbara Nicklaus and Mindy Curtis-Horvitz 4. Lian Fanjul de Azqueta, Lillian “Lyanne” Azqueta, Barbara Nicklaus, Mindy Curtis-Horvitz, Randi Cohen, Kristen Cowling, Meg Weinberger, Dutchess and Guillermo Rivera 5. Guillermo Rivera Lian Fanjul de Azqueta, Lillian “Lyanne” Azqueta, Barbara Nicklaus, Randi Cohen, Kristen Cowling, Meg Weinberger 6. Mindy Curtis-Horvitz, Randi Cohen and Stacy Atwater 3 4 6 2 EMILY FARR/FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 5


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B12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY BOOKS A guide to what makes for a bestselling novelQ Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Centurys Biggest Best-sellers,Ž by James W. Hall. Random House. 336 pages. $16.James W. Hall, best known as the prize-winning author of the Thorn thrillers, has fashioned a practical guide to the must-have ingredients for commercial success as a writer. Drawing upon his own experience as well as the insights developed from teaching his popu-lar college course on bestsellers, Mr. Hall presents a live-ly discussion of 12 blockbuster novels. While each is dis-tinctive, they share many features in ways that are some-times immediately obvious, sometimes less so. The author focuses on well-known titles, including The Godfather,Ž Gone with the Wind,Ž The Hunt for Red October,Ž The FirmŽ and The Bridges of Madison County.Ž He shows how each of the 12, to a greater or less-er extent, orchestrates 12 features. One of these features is the centrality of a hot-buttonŽ item that reveals some larger, deep-seated and unresolved conflict in the national consciousness.Ž For example, To Kill a Mockingbird,Ž published in 1960, tapped into the nations concern with the stresses and strains of the civil rights movement and vigilante justice while probing the longer, deeper issue of Americas troubled history of slavery and racial prejudice. Another shared ingredi-ent is the pre-sentation of America as the golden land of innocence and opportunity „ or at least the nostal-gia for such a vision. While some of the novels under consideration tap into this vision in a positive sense, others invoke it only to mourn its contamination. Mr. Hall explores Peyton PlaceŽ and Val-ley of the DollsŽ from this perspective, but it becomes clear that the other 10 novels also make use of this ingredi-ent. The Exorcist,Ž Jaws,Ž The Dead ZoneŽ and The Da Vinci CodeŽ are the other titles treated in this enter-taining, informa-tive, and totally reader-friendly study. Other characteristics found in all of the test-case bestsellers (and many hundreds of others) include:QA satisfying abundance of facts „ Readers enjoy finding out how high-pow-ered law firms operate (Grish-am) and what its like to pilot a submarine (Clancy). Q One or more maverick characters „ Think Scarlett and Rhett. Think Michael Cor-leone.Q Secret societies, sexuality and dysfunctional families.QMr. Hall is careful not to suggest that the master ingredients are every-thing. They are essential, but not suf-ficient. Plenty of failed books share the features of legendary bestsellers. Without something emotionally at stake,Ž Mr. Hall insists, the writing process is a sham, and the resulting work is likely to be nothing but a ster-ile exercise.Ž No matter how slavishly a writer amasses and combines the bestseller elements, he or she must link them to personal concerns and passionsŽ for the story to have any chance of coming alive. In drawing together his main points, Mr. Hall makes the follow-ing observation: Written in earthy, simple, earnest prose with plots that are driven by a high concept and a minimum of backstory or psychological introspection, (these novels) are peopled by characters whose burning emo-tions drive them to commit bold and decisive actions.Ž Except for the simple, earnest proseŽ part, this description could be about a novel by Mr. Hall „ whose prose in the Thorn books is often infused with lyrical grace. What Mr. Hall provides in Hit LitŽ is not only a dose of common sense for writers looking for readers, but also a revealing examination of American popular culture through the lens of the blockbuster novels that both reflect and create it. Thus, it is a most useful guide for literary agents, editors and publishers. Moreover, its just plain fun. Q phil p a s i e a ti b ea de a n Coffee Roasted Exclusively for You Come Visit Us!221 Old Dixie Hwy Suite 1Tequesta, FL 334691.561.401.24534-HTWT‹:H[r:\UWT& Sunday at the Garden’s Green Market ;VRLLW\W^P[O^OH[ZYVHZ[PUNUV^MVSSV^\ZVUSPULMHJLIVVRJVT6 JLHUH*VMMLL[^P[[LYJVT6JLHUH*VMMLL ^^^VJLHUHJVMMLLJVT 56> 67,565 :<5+(@:


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B13 We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” 1 3 4 KELLY LAMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Diane’s Voice, Gilda’s Club ovarian cancer symposium at Scripps Research Center 8 6 7 11 10 9 2 5 1 Nancy C. Smith 2 Laura Smith and Christine Srepanenko 3. Leslie Randolph and Bobbi Horwich 4. Linda Freeman and Amy Byer 5. Emmy Ryne and Constance Vaniderstine 6. Jaime Goodman and Robert Horwich 7. Dawn Johnson, Karen Golonka and Andrea Cleveland 8. Melissa Tellinguisen and Rosalie Roush 9. Alane Griffin, Gina Phinney and Erica Kojetin10. Amy Byer, Constance Murphy, Marla Marla Shainman and Trish Weaver 11. Sam Budyszewick and Shelley Goren


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 31-JUNE 6, 2012 B15 ArtClasses start week of June 4 for Adults, Teens and Kids in Ceramics, Drawing, Encaustic, Jewelry, Painting, Storybook Writing, plus How to Photograph Artwork and FacebookTips Call 561-748-8737 or LighthouseArts.orgSchool of Art: 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta; 748-8737Museum: 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta; (561) 746-3101Museum: open M-F, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Summer EnrichmentArtCampJune 11-August 17 Ages 4 to 12 Take one week or all ten! Carmines Ocean Grill is back. Umi Fishbar, which opened amid much hoopla around the corner from Carmines Trattoria and market, has been renamed Carmines Original Ocean Grill & Sushi Bar. Longtime residents may remember the original Ocean Grill, which was across PGA Bou-levard in the space that now is home to Hiroki Japanese Buffet. Much of the concept at the Ocean Grill, which is part of Carmine Giar-dinis restaurant empire, appears to be similar to that of Umi. It offers waterfront dining on Asianfusion cuisine, sushi, small plates, main plates and items prepared on the Japa-nese-inspired robata grill, which relies on a charcoal-fired hearth. According to the Ocean Grills website, Executive Chef Jeffrey Schlissel, Executive Sushi Chef Mike Jin and Chef de Cuisine Frank Della Riva head up the culinary team. Its at 2401 PGA Blvd., Suite 160, Palm Beach Gardens. Phone: 472-7900. Top butchers: The Whole Foods Market Florida region has invited its in-house butchers to sharpen their knives for a regional Top Butcher Competition. Each store in Florida has nominated its best butcher to compete in a regional cut-off.Ž The winner of the regional finals will head to Washington, D.C., to compete against fellow finalists from across the United States in the Top Butcher Com-petition National Finals and the win-ning finalist will compete in New York City at the annual Meatopia event. According to Whole Foods, competitors will be given a specific portion of meat, which will be revealed the day of each competition and 15 minutes to properly cut and present the meat. They will be judged on how quickly they can cut the meat, the creativity and precision behind their slices and the ability to maximize profit potential. The winner is automatically entered to compete in the regional finals. Locally, chefs will compete at 11 a.m. June 5 at the Whole Foods Market at Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Garden Drive, Palm Beach Gar-dens. Chefs competing at this event will be from Whole Foods stores in Wellington, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach Gardens. Q Carmine’s revives Ocean Grill at UmiFLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT_________________________news@floridaweekly.comGIARDINI


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Information:, email or 630-1146.Q Lake Park “Super” Market — 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 26; Kelsey Park, 725 Lake Shore Drive, Lake Park; (203) 222-3574.Q Summer Green Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Sept. 15. Customer favorites include specialty olive oils and spreads, artisan breads, cheeses, handmade pastas and sauces, locally produced honey, and custom jewelry. STORE is at 11010 N. Military Trail, just north of PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. Visit for info.Q “Fresh on Wednesday” — 5-8 p.m. weekly at the downtown West Palm Beachs Waterfront Commons through Sept. 19. For more information about the market, visit Thursday, May 31 Q Story time session at the Loxahatchee River Center — 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit Sailfish Marina Sunset Celebration — 6 p.m. Thursdays. Shop for arts and crafts made by artists from around the country. Sailfish Marina, east of the Intracoastal, just south of Blue Heron Boulevard, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449.Q Dance Tonight — Open Latin/ Ballroom Mix Party every Thursday. Group Lesson 7:15-8 p.m.; Party 8-10 p.m.; Admission: $20 (theme $25) for entire evening, includes light buffet. 914 Park Ave., Lake Park; 844-0255. Q Clematis by Night — Live music 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Clematis Street at the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach. May 31: Riptide. Fr ee; 8221515 or visit Friday, June 1 Q Talk on Coral Reefs — Dr. Raymond Waldner of Palm Beach Atlantic University will discuss coral reefs. Presentation is noon June 1 at the Loxahatchee River Center, 805 N. U.S. Highway 1, Burt Reynolds Park, Jupi-ter. A light lunch is included; free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so RSVP at 743-7123 or Q The West Palm Beach Antiques Festival — See a variety of dealers at this monthly show. Its noon-5 p.m. June 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 3, at the South Florida Fairgrounds, off Southern Bou-levard, just east of U.S. 441, suburban West Palm Beach. Tickets: Early buyers (9 a.m.-noon June 1), $25, good for the entire weekend; $7 adults, $6 seniors; under 16, free. For more information, call (941) 697-7475, e-mail or visit the website at for a discount coupon.Q “Friday Night Dance Party” — 8-10 p.m. Fridays, Alexanders Ballroom, 51 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Cost: $15 per person; 747-0030 or Downtown’s Weekend Kickoff — June 1: The Samantha Russell Band. Downtown at the Gardens Cen-tre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Saturday, June 2 Q JRC Consulting Group Charity Golf Tournament — Benefits United for Families to Stop the Tears,Ž 7:30 a.m. June 2, Lost Lake Golf Club, 8310 SE Fazio Drive, Hobe Sound. Cost: $75 player registration; $250 team reg-istration (four players). Information: 623-5349 or Q “Every Child is An Artist” — Photography exhibition by Jean Hart Howard in the Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gallery. The show is dedicated to Trayvon Martin and his family. The images are all of children of color in arts integration programs throughout Palm Beach County over the past sev-eral years. Open June 2-Oct. 9. Eissey Campus Theatre is at Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. The Lobby Gallery is open 10 a.m.…5 p.m. Monday-Friday and at all performances (closed Fridays July 6Aug. 3). Call 207-5905.Q Ginger’s Dance Party — 8-10 p.m., first Saturday of the month: June 2. Enjoy free-style dancing and easy-to-learn line dancing; free; visit Outdoors at the Centennial Square, West Palm Beach.Q Kids Story Time — 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; free. Visit Public Fish Feedings at the Loxahatchee River Center — 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 The Kids Angel Network auditions — 1-3 p.m. June 2 and June 9. Kids Angel Network is collecting paper goods, cleaning supplies and gift cards to Home Depot and Lowes during the auditions to be delivered to the Ronald McDonald House. For more informa-tion and to make an appointment, email Down-town at the Gardens Centre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Monday, June 4 Q Timely Topics Discussion Group —Lively discussion group covers the most up-to-date topics faced by our local community, including national affairs and foreign relations as they relate to Israel and the United States; free/Friends of the J; $18 annual fee/guests; call 712-5233. JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Tuesday, June 5 Q Arthur R. Marshall Foundation Happy Hour Reception — 5-7 p.m. June 5, Via Flora, 240 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Benefits the Marshall Foundations Everglades Education Pro-grams and to promote the annual River of Grass Gala. Cost: $10 donation at the door includes wine, hors doeuvres, live music by steel drummer Ed Stephen and a 50/50 drawing. RSVP: 233-9004.Q Twilight Tales „ Sponsored by Bridges at Lake Park, 5:30 p.m. June 5 at the Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. Includes refreshments and raffles. Free; 881-3330.Q Mah Jongg & Canasta Play Sessions — Tables grouped by game preference (mah jongg or canasta) and level of skill. Coffee, cold beverages and a variety of goodies provided. 12:15-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $5/guest; 712-5233.Q Stayman Memorial Bridge — Supervised play sessions with Sam Brams, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 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ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Florida Weekly’s monthly guide to Looking, Feeling and Living Better living living healthyMAY 2012REACHING NORTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY’S MOST AFFLUENT READERS INSIDE:BLANK SLATES aid marriage stability/ C2CHIROPRACTIC a partner in good health/ C4SKIN CANCER can be prevented/ C5 How to get the most nutrition from what you put in your body.Good food equals good health BY MARY JANE FINEmjfine@floridaweekly.comBehind the serving coun-ter in the cafeteria at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and just past the cheese Danishes and the bran muffins, a quick left brings you to the office Sha-ron Fischer shares with two colleagues, the office with the Have you hugged a dieti-cian today?Ž bumper sticker affixed to the door. Ms. Fischer and her officemates are, in a sense, profes-sional foodies. Its their job to assess the nutrition status of the hospitals patients, to learn their dietary needs and make sure those needs are properly met. Education is a major component of the job. They often recommend shortor long-term modified diets, depending on a persons medical condition „ follow-ing intestinal surgery, for example, or heart trouble. SEE HEALTH, C6 X


C2 healthy living MAY 2012 ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThird time isn’t a charm when it comes to marriage A friend of mine recently called to relate his recent and pain-ful breakup with a girlfriend. It seems that she left him for a younger man. My friend is 52 and his ex-girlfriend is 27. I attempted to console him philosophically by opining that one of the very things that make certain relation-ships exciting is their improbability of success. When you find your-self with someone materially younger, more attractive, more educated or wealthier, it can lead to feelings of insecurity or anxiety, which are oftentimes mistak-en for excitement. In my friends tale of woe he mentioned that his replacement was younger (around her age), considerably taller, had a full head of hair and was a blank slate.Ž His usage of the term blank slateŽ began to resonate with me as a meta-phor for why certain marriages dont last. It seems he realized that the age difference between them was not in and of itself the issue; the real obstacle was their vastly different life experience. His was rough and pitted, like a well-used carpentry tool; or perhaps more kindly you could say multi-faceted, like a pre-cious stone; whereas hers was relatively smooth or blank. I may not have mentioned that I was in my car driving to Miami for Mothers Day when I took my friends call, and continued to think about his statements. This will hopefully in some small way explain why I next began to reflect on carpentry. I began to consider the neces-sity in building quality furniture that each plane of wood is perfectly textured and fitted together. Further, if youve ever tried to bind two things together with materially disparate surfaces, it is next to impossible. This is why people, like furniture, adhere to one another better if they have smoother surfaces, or blank slates. As such, one of the reasons that first mar-riages statistically have a better chance of lasting is that the demographic skews younger and the slates are much blanker. The problem with second or third marriages is that for the most part the participants are older, and have each acquired their own unique pattern of emotional and intellectual texture, which makes finding a good fit consid-erably more difficult. It is objectively true that two smooth surfaces will fit together or adhere bet-ter than two rough surfaces. I suppose that one could also correctly extrapo-late that a smooth surface and a rough surface would generally stick together better than two rough surfaces, although in my friends case that would be cold comfort indeed. Carpentry aside, the other truly difficult obstacle to overcome in subse-quent marriages is the issue of children. Whether the children belong to you, your potential new spouse, or you both have children, there are literal mine-fields of issues to consider and survive. Most parents have their childrens best interests at heart, and make their wellbeing a priority. The tricky part is merging this priority with the wants and needs of a new spouse. Someone (maybe me) once said that there is no deadlier assassin of relationships than expectation. The expectation of what rung on the food chain you will occupy in a subse-quent marriage, particularly when there are children involved, is an issue that begs thorough investigation before you say I do ƒ again. Q Kenneth A. Gordon PARTNER AT BRINKLEY MORGAN BOARD CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN MARITAL AND FAMILY LAW(954) One of the reasons that first marriages statistically have a better chance of lasting is that the demographic skews younger and the slates are much blanker. Œ Œ 8Z Q ^ ^ I I I \ \ M M M M 4 4 4 4 4 4 M M M M [ [ [ [ [ [ W W W V V V [ [ [ [ Œ Œ /Z W ] ] ] ] X X X 4 4 4 4 4 M M M M [ [ [ [ [ [ W W W V V V 8 I I I Z Z S S ) ) ) ) ^ ^ M M 4 4 4 4 I I I I S S S M M 8 8 I I Z Z S S S J J J J o o o in us e ver y y y T T h h u u u r r s s d d d d d a a a a y y y y n n i g g h h t t i i n n L L a a k k k e e P P P P a a a a rk for a La t t t i i n n & & & & B B a a a a a l l l l l l r r r r o o o o o m m M M M i i x x P P a a r r r t t y y /QN\+MZ\QNQKI\M[)^IQTIJTM www .da n n n c c e e t o o n n i i g g h h h h h t t t f f f l l o o o r r i d d a a c c o o m m I NTR OD U U U C C T T T O O O R R R R R Y Y Y Y O O O F F F F E R R ? ? ? . W W W Z M [ [ \ \ \ 0 0 0 0 Q Q T T T T * T ^ ^ L L ;]Q \ \ \ M ? ? ? ? ? M M M T T T T T T Q Q Q V V O O O \ \ W V Fun & Sexy...Learn To Dance Today only *Valid for new students only


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Yet another person may have a serious illness that causes back pain as a related prob-lem. Back pain is a problem common to many types of injuries and ill-nesses. How can you tell the differ-ence „ in other words, how can you tell when back pain requires you to take action, such as seeing your chiropractor? A reasonable approach is to use a 48-hour guideline. Your body usually has a powerful ability to heal itself. If your back pain hasnt gone away on its own within 48 hours, then seeking pro-fessional assistance is a very good plan. However, some situations require immediate attention. For example, if youve had an accident, seeing your chiropractor right away is probably the right thing to do. In another scenario, if you begin to experience severe pain without an obvious cause, then seeing your chiropractor right away makes a great deal of sense. Like many things in life, having physical pain requires us to use good judgment. The 48-hour rule-of-thumb applies to most situations, but if youve had an accident or are having an unusual problem, see your chiropractor as soon as possible, today if necessary. When a person has back pain, its very important to make sure there are no related problems. Most of the time there arent, but no one wants to be the exception and its always better to be safe than sorry. Making your own diagnosis is never a good idea. Oh, thats been bothering me for months,Ž some people will say. Its just back pain.Ž Of course, such an approach to ones health violates the 48-hour rule. If the problem really wasnt anything much, it would have gone away within a few days. Some-thing else is going on, and usually the longer a physical problem is left untreated the more difficult it is to deal with. The old expression, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cureŽ is as true today as it was 100 years ago. Chiropractors are experts in back pain. They know that physical pain happens for a reason. Their job is to discover that reason, using the tools of history taking, physical examination, biomechanical analysis, and special tests, if necessary, such as X-rays and other imaging methods. Most of the time, the underlying problem is mechanical in nature, involving the spinal joints and associated soft tissues, including the liga-ments, muscles, and tendons. Such mechanical problems cause the vast majority of cases of back pain, and are directly addressed by chiropractic care. In unusual circumstances, your chiropractor will refer you to another specialist. The important approach in all situations is to seek appropriate care. Your chiropractors office is the right place to start. Q Dr. Michael PapaCHIROPRACTOR(561) Back pain, chiropractic care and exerciseMost people now know the importance of exer-cise in daily life. The bene ts of exercise range from improved strength, balance, and agility to deeper, more restful sleep, improved outlook on life, and heightened levels of creativity. Of course, there's also an additional direct bene t for persons with back pain.Most cases of back pain are biomechanical in nature. In these circumstances, spinal joints have lost some mobility and spinal muscles have become tight. The long-term result is back pain, which may be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the biomechanical dysfunction. Chiropractic care is the speci c treatment for problems involving the spinal joints and muscles. Exercise is an important addition to chiropractic care. When you perform challenging activities throughout a full range of motion, as you do when you exercise, you're retraining the joints and muscles of your back. By engaging in such activities on a regular basis, you're helping to restore spinal strength and mobility, enhancing the bene ts you're receiving from chiropractic care.Your chiropractor is an expert in rehabilitative exercise and will be glad to design an exercise program that will work for you. P Downtown at the Gardens11701 Lake Victoria Gardens AveSuite 7104, Palm Beach Gardens 561.721.3600


FLORIDA WEEKLY MAY 2012 C5Skin cancer is a lifestyle disease, affecting young women, older men and everyone in between. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime; 13 million Americans are living with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer and nearly 800,000 Americans are living with a history of melanoma, the most danger-ous form of skin cancer. But there is good news: because skin cancer is chiefly lifestyle disease, it is also highly preventable. About 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 65 percent of mela-noma cases are associated with expo-sure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun,Ž says Dr. Perry Robins, president of the Skin Cancer Foundation. Everyone, regardless of skin color, should make staying safe in the sun a priority and incorporate sun protection measures into their daily life.Ž Following are Skin Cancer Foundation suggestions for reducing risk: Seek the shade, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun is strongest. An extra rule of thumb is the shadow rule.Ž If your shadow is shorter than you are, the suns harmful UV radiation is stronger; if your shadow is longer, UV radiation is less intense. Do not burn. A persons risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had five or more sunburns at any point in life. Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths. UV radiation from tanning machines is known to cause cancer in humans, and the more time a person has spent tanning indoors, the higher the risk. Those who make just four visits to a tanning salon per year can increase the risk for melanoma by 11 percent, and the risk for the two most common forms of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, by 15 percent. Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-block-ing sunglasses. Clothing can be your most effective form of sun protection, so make the most of it with densely woven and bright-or dark-colored fab-rics, which offer the best defense. 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WHY DOOR TO BALLOON TIME MATTERS DURING A HEART ATTACK. 561.625.5070THE HEART ATTACK RISK ASSESSMENT ITS FREE.ITS Door to balloon time measures the time it takes for a hospital to get a heart attack patient from its ER to its cath lab to open blocked arteries. The goal is 90 minutes. More is bad. Less is good. One team in this region is consistently doing it in less than 60 minutes. This is what it takes to deliver our kind of heart care. This is what it takes to get the job done. The way we do it. C6 healthy living MAY 2012 ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO FLORIDA WEEKLYGood food is essential to good health, and Ms. Fischers good food/good health mantra includes the words varietyŽ and moderation.Ž And a variety of foods are thought to boost ones ability to fight off ill-ness. A major research emphasis is on antioxidants „ vitamins and minerals and other nutrients that protect cells and repair the damage caused by free radicals, the molecules responsible for aging and tissue damage. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E „ all the bright, colorful vegetables and fruits,Ž Ms. Fischer says. The reds and yellows and oranges.Ž An artists palette of immune-system boosters would include carrots, cantaloupe, peaches, nectarines, tomatoes, water-melon and berries. Selenium and zinc are important, too.Ž Those elements are contained in Brazil nuts, tuna, red meat, poultry, beans and whole grains, among others. Fresh, natural foods „ those eaten raw or, at least, not overcooked „ are the healthiest. The more processing steps a food goes through, the more chance that somebody has added salt and that (nutritional) things were lost,Ž Ms. Fischer says. Another caution: Taking supplements, such as zinc or selenium supplements, isnt a good substitute for the zinc contained in foods (such as red meat, poultry, beans, nuts, seafood, whole grains). Ditto, selenium (Bra-zil nuts, tuna, beef, poultry, fortified breads and other grain products). All those choices get back to Ms. Fischers empasis on variety and moderation. Brussels sprouts and broccoli are among the cruciferous vegetables thought to be cancer preventatives, but a handful of potato chips can brighten ones day. With a guilty sigh, Ms. Fisch-er admits that chips are her favorite unhealthy treat. Shes an advocate of treats, though, if consumed in reason-able quantities. Some of them are even „ sigh „ good for you. Eating dark chocolate (small amounts) is thought to lower blood pressure and possibly prevent blood clots and hardening of the arteries, according to some studies. Like any research area, we need to build a body of research before we can say, This is the truth. Were not there yet,Ž Ms. Fischer says. This is really an active area of study.Ž Another active study area: probiotics (live microorganisms, such as lactic acid bacteria and certain yeasts) and prebiotics (nondigestible foods that stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in ones digestive tract). The intestinal system is an active part of our immune system,Ž Ms. Fischer says, and a big, important one.Ž Researchers are investigating whether probiotics, such as those added to yogurt, can alleviate chronic intestinal inflammatory conditions and other intestinal diseases. Specific probiot-ics also are being studied for possible benefits in treating colon cancer, skin infections and irritable bowel syn-drome. The emerging research specifies which probiotic is being tested with regard to a given ailment. To me,Ž Ms. Fischer says, the takeaway message is: Look at all of these. This will help you for this, and this will help you for that.Ž Yet another interest area for researchers: omega 3 fatty acids, com-monly found in fish, nuts and flax seed. Omega 3s have been shown to reduce inflammation throughout the body, to boost heart health, to help with rheu-matoid arthritis and depression. One study looked at a group of older indi-viduals, Ms. Fischer says, to determine whether they were getting an adequate amount of omega 3 in their diet. They looked at their actual (dietary) intake, and they did blood levels and checked and monitored their immune function.Ž The conclusion: Yes, they were. In the hospital, Ms. Fischer and her colleagues do far smaller-scale studies of their own, often with the same con-tradictory outc omes as the scientific studies conducted by researchers. Surveying patients about their (in-hospital) food is kind of like The Three Bears. Too hard. Too soft. Just right,Ž she says, and smiles. And its the same food.Ž On the subject of eating well to be well, though, the opinions are virtu-ally unanimous, Ms. Fischer says: The heart people, the cancer people and the government (food pyramid) are all getting on board: the vegetables, the fruits, the whole grains. And exer-cise.Ž Q HEALTHFrom page C1 Good Health Begins with What You Eat>>Eat regularly: Whether you eat three big meals or six smaller ones each day, be sure to maintain an eating schedule that works for you.>>Focus on fruits and vegetables. Make at least one fruit or vegetable a part of each meal.>>Go whole grain and ber. Make sure that half of your breads, cereals, pastas and rice are whole grain products. And make an effort to choose foods with more than 3 grams of ber per serving.>>Include dairy and protein products. Make sure to have low-fat dairy, such as yogurt, milk and cheese, lean meat, poultry, seafood, soy, beans, nuts or eggs at most meals.>>Make a little time for treats. Enjoy higher calorie foods and beverages without feeling guilty by giving yourself a little less and/or eating them less frequently.Source: International Food Information Council Foundation P


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