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A2 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY Despite weather setbacks, the Palm Beach Gardens Warriors T-Ball All Stars earned third place in the Cal Ripken League 6-and-Under state tournament. It took a bit to gel initially, then once final team positions were set, they really started to play well,Ž said coach Casey Haggerty. The 12 boys, chosen by try-outs after the spring recreational leagues ended, played in six tournaments locally and around the state. The Warriors were 4-0 in the seeding games July 7-8 at the state cham-pionship in Chiefland, but finally suc-cumbed to the overall champions, the Wellswood (Tampa) Heat, losing 15-5 in the semi-final game. Teams struggled to play in temps of more than 100 degrees. Medals, trophies and game balls were awarded to the youngsters, but road trips that included pool parties after every game, and the float down the Ichnetucknee River with their buddies were likely more memorable, the coach said. The team strength was in the bats, according to Haggerty, who credits bat-ting coach Todd Engle with his men-toring. Honing the boys fielding skills and teaching defensive plays was coach Steve Benford. An extremely strong sense of pride „ that is what I feel every time I get the chance to talk about the boys. These kids put their hearts and souls into this team. They worked hard, they listened to the coaching and each of them grew as a player,Ž coach Haggerty said. The Warriors are Quinn Brown, Cian Copeland, Brent Engle, Shane Giaimo, James Gumbs, Colin Haggerty, Blake Mathews, Spencer Miller, Kody Morgan, Michael Nardone, Cameron OStewart and Alex Rosario. The 6-year-olds will move up to coach-pitch play next season. This was by far one of the best experiences I have had in my entire athletic career,Ž the coach said. Getting to be a part of their growth and help them become one of the premier teams in the state, it was just amazing. Now I am hooked. I look forward to coach-ing these boys for the next six to seven years and building upon this years suc-cess.Ž Q Gardens Warriors T-Ball team places third in state tourneyPHOTO COURTESY OF ASHLEY MORGAN The Warriors are: Back row, coaches from left, Steve Benford, Casey Haggerty and Todd Engle; middle row, from left, Max Engle (bat boy), Spencer Miller, Kody Morgan, Blake Mathews and Cian Copeland; and front row, James Gumbs, Shane Giaimo, Alex Rosario, Cameron O’Stewart, Michael Nardone, Colin Haggerty, Quinn Brown and Brent Engle.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTO Workers install stained glass in the new Peace Chapel at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School. St. Marks Episcopal Church and School is in the final stages of construction on its new Peace Chapel, set to open to the community by early August. On July 2, colorful, South Florida-inspired stained glass was installed in the outward windows facing Burns Road at St. Marks, 3395 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Viewable to the community as well as chapel visitors, the four altar windows feature hand-blown Ger-man glass handcrafted by skilled Florida artisan Ken Casola of Casola Stained Glass Studio, Fort Myers. The stained glass art design focuses on what is reflective of peace to most South Floridians: the water. The display of public, accessible art has expanded throughout Palm Beach County, and the intricate design and beauty of St. Marks new stained glass sup-ports the city of Palm Beach Gardens Art in Public Places program. Future installations will incorporate stained glass in remaining chapel windows, including those overlook-ing the memorial garden. Upon its completion, The Peace Chapel at St. Marks will be open 24 hours a day and will serve as a place of peace, prayer and reconciliation. For more informa-tion, call 622-0956 or see Q Sea-inspired stained glass installed at St. Mark’s SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


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A4 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe Great Drone Panic amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly The Great Drone Panic of 2012 is upon us. Congress recently instructed the Federal Aviation Administration to open up the skies to more domestic use of the pilotless aircraft by private citizens and law enforcement. This, were told in the urgent tones of Paul Revere on his famous ride, is the first step toward a dystopian surveillance state overseen by a ubiquitous drone air force. Nothing will be hidden from the watchful eye of the drones. The influential conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer wants drones banned domestically and thinks the first American to shoot one down will be declared a national hero. Sen. Rand Paul considers them a clear-and-present dan-ger to American freedom and is offering legislation to require a warrant every time one takes flight, except to patrol the border or in extraordinary circum-stances. The drone is to our liberty what the wolf is to sheep, a natural enemy. It is understandable that drones dont have a warm-and-fuzzy image. Over-seas, the drone attack has become the signature tactic in the war against terror. Spectacularly precise strikes take out people who had no idea it was coming, in notably antiseptic (for the operator of the drone, at least) acts of warfare. And this is the first objection to the use of drones domestically: They are weapons of war! About to be deployed here at home! Not exactly. We dont kill people with drones; we kill them with Hellfire missiles. The drone is just the platform. By this standard, we would have no police helicopters because helicopters are weapons of war. As for police drones randomly watching us as we innocent-ly go about our busi-ness, this is not a novel phenomenon. Police do it all the time. It is called a patrol. They do it utilizing all manner of technology „ on foot, on horseback, on bikes, in cars and even on Segway scoot-ers. So long as they are looking at us in public areas where we have no reason-able expectation of privacy, our liberty survives intact. Drones are coming no matter what. They will be too inexpensive and too useful to ignore. FedEx and UPS are interested in using drones to fly cargo. Farmers have used drones to monitor their crops. The market for drones, now almost $6 billion, is expected to double in the next 10 years, according to The New York Times. As drones proliferate for commercial and other private uses, it is foolish to expect law enforcement to forgo them. Already, the Border Patrol uses drones along the border. One day we will marvel that there was a time when a police drone wasnt first on the scene of a shooting. Or a time when we had high-speed car chases, endangering everyone else on the road, instead of a drone following the suspect from the air. Ultimately, it is not the technology that matters, but the use to which it is put. A can of pepper spray is techno-logically unsophisticated. Yet it can be an instrument of cruelty if wielded arbi-trarily by a cop. The drone is potentially a powerful tool. Vigilance is advisable; panic is silly. Q„ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The pain in Spain falls mainly on the plain (folk) As Spains prime minister announced deep austerity cuts in order to secure funds from the European Union to bail out Spains failing banks, the people of Spain have taken to the streets once again for what they call Real Democracy Now.Ž This comes after the government announced it was launching a crimi-nal investigation into the former CEO of Spains fourth-largest bank, Bankia. Rodrigo Rato is no small fish: Before running Bankia he was head of the Inter-national Monetary Fund. What the U.S. media dont tell you is that this official government investigation was initiated by grass-roots action. The Occupy movement in Spain is called M-15, for the day it began, May 15, 2011. I met with one of the key organizers in Madrid last week on the day the Rato investigation was announced. He smiled, and said, Something is starting to hap-pen.Ž The organizer, Stephane Grueso, is an activist filmmaker who is making a documentary about the May 15 move-ment. He is a talented professional, but, like 25 percent of the Spanish population, he is unemployed: We didnt like what we were seeing, where we were going. We felt we were losing our democracy, we were losing our country, we were los-ing our way of life. ... We had one slogan: Democracia real YA! „ we want a real democracy, now! Fifty people stayed overnight in Puerta del Sol, this public square. And then the police tried to take us out, and so we came back. And then this thing began to multiply in other cit-ies in Spain. In three, four days time, we were like tens of thousands of people in dozens of cities in Spain, camped in the middle of the city „ a little bit like we saw in Tahrir in Egypt.Ž The occupation of Puerta del Sol and other plazas around Spain continued, but, as with Occupy Wall Street encamp-ments around the U.S., they were even-tually broken up. The organizing contin-ued, though, with issue-oriented work-ing groups and neighborhood assem-blies. One M-15 working group decided to sue Rodrigo Rato, and recruited pro bono lawyers and identified more than 50 plaintiffs, people who felt theyd been personally defrauded by Bankia. While the lawyers were volunteers, a massive lawsuit costs money, so this movement, driven by social media, turned to crowd funding,Ž to the masses of supporters in their movement for small donations. In less than a day, they raised more than $25,000. The lawsuit was filed in June of this year. Olmo Galvez is another M-15 organizer I met with in Madrid. A young businessman with experience around the world, Galvez was profiled in Time magazine when they chose The Pro-testerŽ as the Person of the Year. Ratos alleged fraud at Bankia involved the sale of Bankia preferred stockŽ to regular account holders, so-called retail inves-tors, since sophisticated investors were not buying it. Some who invested in Bankias scheme had to sign the contract with a fingerprint because they couldnt write, let alone understand, what they were sinking their savings into. Last week, thousands of coal miners marched to Madrid, some walking 240 miles from Asturias, on Spains northern coast. When the miners arrived, accord-ing to the online publication, they chanted somos el 99 percentŽ (we are the 99 percentŽ) and were greeted like heroes. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, of the right-wing Partido Popular, made his latest pronouncement on aus-terity measures: an increase in the sales tax, cuts to the public-sector payroll, and shortening the period of unemployment support to six months. As Rajoy was making his announcement in parliament, the miners were in the streets, joined by thousands of regu-lar citizens, all demanding that govern-ment cuts be halted. The marchers were met by riot police, who fired rubbercoated steel balls and tear gas at them. Some protesters returned with volleys of firecrackers and other projectiles, and, in the ensuing melee, at least 76 were injured and eight arrested. Stephane Grueso sums up the movement: We are not a party. We are not a union. We are not an association. We are people. We want to expel corruption from public life ... now, today, maybe it is starting to happen.Ž Q „ Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!Ž a daily international TV/radio news hour. PublisherMichelle Nogamnoga@floridaweekly.comEditorBetty Reporters & ColumnistsScott Simmons Athena Ponushis Tim Norris Jan Norris Mary Jane Fine Artis Henderson Linda Lipshutz Roger Williams Jim McCracken Randall P. 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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC. The A1 photo in the July 12 edition, of Artist Pablo Cano, was contributed by Liam Crotty Photogra-phy, as was the photo of Mr. Cano performing with his puppets. The photo of Mr. Cano at the museum with his bins was taken by Monique de St. Croix. Giving credit




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Heres a look at four of the dog sports that are most wel-coming to newbies: Agility: A canine obstacle course with jumps, A-frames, teeter-totters, open and closed tunnels, weave poles and dog walks (like the balance beam in a gymnastics competition). Agility trials test physical skill, control, patience and teamwork, and demonstrate canine athleticism, versatility and speed. Racing against the clock, dogs directed by their handlers must navigate a challeng-ing course. In each of five height divisions, the winner is the dog with the fastest time and a run free of faults, such as knock-ing over the bar of a jump or missing the contact zone when coming off an obstacle. Any breed or mix can compete in agility, but medium-size dogs who are quick and nimble usually do best. Dock Diving: Splash! For some dogs, theres nothing more fun than running and jumping into a body of water, whether its a swimming pool, a pond, a lake or the ocean. Not surprising-ly, that love of water has been channeled into competition. Its called dock diving, and its one of the wet-test, wildest dog games around. Dogs in the Big Air event go for distance. The dog with the longest jump off the end of a dock is the winner. In heats known as waves, each dog runs down the dock, the owner throws a toy out over the water, and the dog jumps in after it. The distance he jumps is mea-sured at the point where the base of his tail hits the water. If you say Jump!Ž and your dog asks How high?Ž Extreme Vertical might be his game. In this event, the dog races down the dock, then leaps up to grab a bumper sus-pended 10 feet above the water. The winner is the dog with the highest measured jump. Flyball: This simple relay race involves four hurdles and a tennis ball. Two teams race each other over a 51-foot course lined with four jumps. At the end of the course is a spring-loaded box that ejects a tennis ball when the dog steps on a trigger. Catching the tennis ball in his mouth, the dog races back over the hurdles, crossing the starting line before the next dog begins. The first team to run without errors wins. Speedy dogs and dogs who love to retrieve excel at this game, but any dog can play, as long as he can learn to jump a hurdle and retrieve a tennis ball. Large or small, dogs of all breeds and mixes can compete together. Freestyle: Nicknamed the tail-wagging sport,Ž canine freestyle (also known as musical freestyle or heelwork to music) is a choreographed routine set to music that incorporates elements of traditional canine obedience exercises and the equine sport of dressage. Almost any dog with a love of the limelight can do freestyle. Freestyle builds on a dogs natural moves such as spins, rolls, jumps and bows. Dogs learn to spin in different directions, to jump through or into their partners arms, to bow before a waltz, to place their paws on an arm or on their partners back. For two-legged team members, it helps to have rhythm and an understanding of choreography. But even if you dont, freestyle is a great way to have fun with a dog right in your own backyard, or to find a better dance partner than your spouse. A simple Internet search will hook you up with classes in your area for these activi-ties. What are you waiting for? Its time to play! Q Pets of the Week PET TALES>> Bailey is a 9-year-old spayed Labrador retriever mix. She’s a perfect angel — she can be left alone for long periods of time and will not touch a thing, not even food left out on the coffee table. She is completely housebroken, rarely barks and is very easy to walk. She loves adults and children of all sizes. When she was housed at Peggy Adams she didn’t seem to enjoy being around other dogs, so a volunteer adopted her. When she encountered other dogs on her walks she would go nose-to-nose while on her leash and seemed to be okay. The volunteer can no longer keep her, but loves her so much that he is willing to keep her at his home until she nds a forever home. Bailey is available for the Senior to Senior program; adoptees 55 and over pay no adoption fee.To adopt a petThe Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, was founded in 1925 and is a limited admission non-pro t humane society providing services to more than 10,000 animals each year. It is located at 3100/3200 Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Adoptable pets and other information can be seen at For adoption information call 686-6656. Agility competitors com-pete for speed over a chal-lenging course of jumps, tunnels, teeter-totters and elevated dog walks. >> Cami is a 9-month-old spayed domestic. She has the ability to adjust to new situations rather easily. Her photo highlights her striking tabby markings and intelligent, jade-green eyes. She is currently at an off-property adoption location. 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Menzies Aviation had arranged for the men to use facilities at nearby businesses at their Portland International Airport site, but the men said they felt unwelcome at those places and continued to complain (and use buckets). One juror said afterward that having easy access to a toilet was a basic human right,Ž citing the dignity (of) being able to go to the bathroom within 30 seconds or a minute.Ž Said Doctolero, Hopefully, no one will have to suffer what I went through.Ž Q The entrepreneurial spirit Q When Sherry Bush returned home in Westlake, Ohio, in May, she found an invoiceŽ written on a napkin, left by Sue Warren,Ž billing her $75 for a houseclean-ing that Warren had done while Bush was out. However, Bush never heard of Warren, and there had been reports by others in Westlake of Warrens aggressive acquisition of clients.Ž Did you get the wrong house?Ž Bush asked Warren when she found Sue Warren CleaningŽ online. No,Ž said Warren, I do this all the time. I just stop and clean your house.Ž Warren was not immediately charged with a crime. Q Disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker still owes the IRS a reported $6 million and now sells a line of survivalŽ products to help true believers live through the coming apocalypse. (It is unclear whether believers need to survive,Ž since the popular reading of the apocalypse casts it as a fast track to heaven for the faithful.) The Talking Points Memo blog did some comparative shop-ping and found many of Bakkers items to be overpriced by as much as 100 percent. Bakker also offers the devout a $100 Silver Solution Total Body Cleanse Kit, which includes enemas. Q Hard times Q In Mesa, Ariz., in May, Manuel Ovalle, 35, was charged with burglary after alleged-ly breaking into a home and taking a Playstation 3 and two bags of water from the homes swimming pool. (Ovalle told police his own home had no water supply.) Q New pain Q Police in Decatur, Ala., were called to a home on South Locust Street in May on a report of a gunshot. They found that a 61-year-old man, who had been drinking beer to ease his toothache, had finally had enough and attempted to eliminate the tooth by shooting his jaw with a .25-caliber pistol. He was hospitalized. Q Undignified deaths Q A prominent karate instructor and superhero impersonator (of the Marvel Comics character Wolverine) was found dead in Carshalton, England, in February, and a coroners inquest in May determined it was yet another sexual-misadventure death. The 50-year-old was discovered wrapped in a red nylon sheet with his neck and ankles tightly bound in what police estimated was three rolls of cling film. Q Though authorities could not be certain, evidence suggests that Vicente Benito, whose body was found in his home in the village of Canizal, Spain, in May, might have been lying there for almost 20 years. The mayor of the 520-person hamlet told a reporter for Londons The Guardian that since the man had always been a hermit, he had apparently not been missed. No one noticed a smell coming from the home, but since the house was close to a pigsty, that was not unusual, either. Q It was the beans Q Daniel Collins Jr., 72, was charged with aggravated assault in Teaneck, N.J., in June after allegedly threatening to shoot a 47-year-old neighbor. Collins said he was reacting to the neighbors passing gas loud-ly outside Collins apartment after the two men had been discussing noise. Q Critters’ world Q Scientists from Lund Universitys Primate Research Station Furuvik in Sweden announced in May that they had evidence that chimpanzees are able to delay using weapons they encounter, hide them and retrieve them later for use against foes.Ž The weapons were stones and chunks of concrete, and the foes were visitors to the zoo who annoyed the chimps. According to the researchers, the 33-year-old chimp Santino also took pains to hide the weapons in locations where they could be accessed easily for the element of surprise against the visitors. Q Bullfighting may be on the wane in some countries because of complaints about cruelty, but in the village of Aproz, Switzer-land, there is a replacement each May: cow-fighting contests. According to a Wall Street Journal dispatch, this is a serious business, especially for Alain Balet, whose cow Mana-than has won the heavyweight title for three years running, and who follow(s) training regimens worthy of professional athletes,Ž including engaging masseuses. The action, however, is mostly head-butting (plus abun-dant slobber,Ž reported the Journal), and the contestŽ is won when one of the cows loses interest and wanders away. Balet pointed out an obvious additional pleasure in raising championship cows: Its still a cow. 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Obama tube socks$15Theres a reason to sell merchandise for a would-be American president, whether hes black, white, red-state or blue-state. And the reason is not just a healthy state of green (in the form of large cash con-tributions.) Instead, the reason may be the color of attention in whatever hue it votes, a notion suggested in the book, The Eco-nomics of Attention,Ž by Richard Lanham. The center of gravity (may) lie not in objects that artists create but in the atten-tion that the beholder brings to them,Ž he wrote, defining Andy Warhol as an attention economist.Ž But he might just as well have been describing artful campaign T-shirts or bumper stickers in the 2012 race for the White House. Or describing hand-bags, tote-bags, hoodies, hats, cups, pins, and other baubles of political art, many as striking and vivid, as breathtaking-ly cheesy, or as smug, playful and self-assured as anything in the Andy Warhol vernacular. Here, Florida Weekly takes a quick glance at what the candidates (and some others) are selling this summer and fall. First, Jim Messina, the presidents campaign adviser, enlisted the help of such savvy communicators and tech wizards as Steven Spielberg, Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt at Google before he geared up the 2012 campaign. Then he embraced Ann Wintour, according to a recent story in Bloomberg Businessweek. Ms. Wintour, editor of Vogue magazine, sold Mr. Messina on the idea that fashions, even T-shirt and tote-bag fash-ions sponsored by name designers, could bring in significant money. Those designers you see in the Obama store „ theyre her buddies. She helps promote them a lot,Ž says Gwendolyn Gleason, owner of Eco-chic Couture, a fashion design consultant and couturier based in New York, New England and Naples, Fla. So she was probably, Here, heres a little project to do. I feel Vera Wang, in particular, did an excellent job.Ž Mr. Messinas Obama campaign store suggests he believes the same thing. Although Mr. Messina would not speak to Florida Weekly about the store and has refused to tell any media how much the merchandise has brought in, he had this to say to a Bloom-berg reporter: Raise money, register vot-ers, and persuade voters. Everything has to feed into those three things.Ž And especially in the Obama store, it may. From President Obama, you can choose among 286 items ranging from $5 to $95 at Some of it appears under the signatures of such glamorous designers as Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzzara, Vera Wang, Beyonce & Tina Knowles, Derek Lam or Diane Von Furstenberg, to name a few. From Mr. Romney, on the other hand, campaigners appear not to have taken merchandising as seriously. There are 71 items in the online store at Thats about one-quarter of the Obama store selections. None are signature designs, and they range in price from $3 to $300 (for a box of bumper stickers in bulk). In the case of each store, merchandise may prove as much a visual speech-maker „ a typecasting model „ as a fundraiser for its respective campaign. Are the items advertised under Anns CollectionŽ or VintageŽ in the Romney online store characteristic of the country-clubbing, churchy, faux-1950s values of Republicans in general and Republican women in particular, for example? And do items advertised under designer names in the Obama store characterize the showy, Im OK, Youre OKŽ narcissism of post-60s Democrats? While youre deciding, heres a better question: Are these items as meaningless as Warhol claimed his own art to be, or do they suggest that money and attention are more powerful than ideas or character? Theres a difference in both quantity and quality in these two campaign stores,Ž notes David Foote, an advertising design faculty member at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota ( The Obama store has something for everybody, it has message,Ž he says. But the Romney store, its like, We gotta put something up, so here are some things people can buy. From an aesthetic stand-point, thats not very appealing. But whos buying it and what are they buying? Youre not going to get Romney voters to buy from the Obama store no matter how much they like the design. These stores want to press their views, their choices. And I dont think it really matters to voters what it looks like „ as long as it says what they want it to say.ŽThe collections themselvesThere are similarities and differences in the official merchandise of each party, which may come as no surprise. Similarly, each store claims that everything it sells is made in the U.S.A. Shoppers will see a lot of red, white and blue, plenty of slogans, and no high-ticket items. The costliest piece of gear Obama offers is a tote bag under a designer label, for $95 (there are several in this range). Romneys prices jump to $300, but thats only for a couple hundred bumper stick-ers, a bulk item, as they call it. There is free shipping from both campaigns. When it comes to the differences, though, the list gets longer, or at least more distinct. The Obama merchandise makes direct appeals to singular demographic slic-es of the American pie, with specific T-shirts for each group: Hispanic voters. Latino voters. African American voters. Asian American & Pacific Islander vot-ers. Women voters. Nurses who vote. Veterans who vote. Dog-loving voters (I bark for Obama,Ž a $10 car magnet). Envi-ronmentalist voters, and others. There is none of that; it seems, in the Romney store, except a single appeal to mothers evident in an $8 window decal that says, Im a mom for Mitt.Ž Among the T-shirts and hats sold by Mr. Romney, other than his name the only word that appears prominently anywhere is Believe.Ž What does Believe in America mean?Ž asks Mr. Foote, bluntly? Obamas choices in the store are his choices in the election: Hes going after all people, hes trying to appeal to many ideas,Ž adds Ms. Gleason. Romneys choices are conservative „ he offers something standard, something familiar. He invokes that kind of iconic MadmenŽ time, a getting back to the good ol days, and that kind of energy. So people who are attracted to the surface, not to the subjective part of someone „ they might embrace that.Ž But outside of the official campaign stores, designers appear to embrace the light-hearted. The political action figures, for example, with a pair of Rom-ney-versus-Obama fighting dolls ready to slug it out in a yellow ring, goes for $99.99. T-shirts with slogans like, Rosa sat so Martin could walk, Martin walked so Barack could run, Barack ran so our children could fly,Ž can run you $32.50 at, $8 to $10 more than T-shirts in the official stores. Or you can get 2 Legit 2 Mitt,Ž for somewhere on the order of $18 to $28 from Urban Outfitters. Outside the official venue, you can also find the less reverent and decidedly more brash items that official store organizers wouldnt be caught dead selling, such as The Pootin Tootin President Doll,Ž for $14.92 at The item is described this way: Pull his finger and Bam will lets them rip, while farting, he sometimes raps, cracks a joke, and often insults his Republican adversaries.Ž The (unanswered) money questionDiscovering just how important these items are as money-makers „ not to mention as attention getters „ is dif-ficult. Knowing the cost of producing most of this stuff, Id say theres roughly a 400 per-cent mark-up,Ž observes Mr. Foote, ana-lyzing the most common items „ shirts. At what point do they break even, and how much could they make on top of it? Potentially a great deal.Ž If, for example, the Obama store sells 1 million T-shirts at a $25 profit, the store has just earned $25 million for the cam-paign. Ditto for the Romney store. The question of money becomes more important for the incumbent, however. Pres. Obama faces the prospect of becoming the first sitting president in history to seek a second term with less money than his challenger. In the midst of troubling questions about money, both personal and corporate „ Mr. Romney, for example, still has not released more than a year or two of his tax records, and corporations and super PACs continue to weigh in with millions „ staffers for both campaigns chose not to talk about merchandise revenue. Romney staffers did not bother to call back in response to questions about merchandising their campaign. And Obama staffers, including the deputy press secretary for the Obama campaign in Florida, Shira Kramer, said they would not even speak off the record about fundraising activity in the campaign. But money „ fundraising „ is at the heart of this race, something no T-shirt or bumper stick-er suggests. Late last week, the Obama campaign released a statement from the president and a plea for more that was only about money. I will be the first president in modern history to be outspent in his re-election campaign,Ž the president wrote. Im not just talking about super PAC and anonymous outside groups ƒ The Romney campaign and Republicans have raised more than us, and the math isnt hard to understand: Through the prima-ries, we raised almost three-quarters of our money from donors giving less than $1,000, while Mitt Romneys campaign raised three-quarters of its money from donors giving more than $1,000.Ž He concluded on this note: We can be outspent and still win, but we cant be outspent 10 to 1 and still win.Ž Maybe the Obama store needs one more T-shirt, something that appeals to financial underdogs: Cut the odds. Q Political merchandise sells presidencyBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@” GLEASON FOOTE Presidential Campaign Finance Reports from the Federal Election Commission Donations for each candidate by zip code, as of May 31: 341: Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs: Romney, $824,321; Obama, $292,427 339: Estero and Fort Myers, Punta Gorda/ Port Charlotte, Venus: Romney, $194,533; Obama: $221,365 329: Melbourne, Cape Canaveral and the Space Coast: Romney, $756,447; Obama, $181,366. 334: Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Boynton and Delray Beaches, Jupiter: Romney, $2,083,628; Obama, $998,593. Romney from Florida: $9,836, 711Obama from Florida: $7,989, 810(Federal Election Commission website: A8 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY


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A10 WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYThe founders of Terox have been importing high-quality footwear from overseas for the past five years. Two years ago, they asked themselves: Why not just build footwear in America? Something for the current times offering comfort, style and qual-ity at an affordable price? With affordable lifestyle footwear in mind, the Terox brand was born. Its product line features flip flops and slides with an anatomical design made from a light-weight, elastic, resilient polymer compound that retail at $39.95 a pair. Interestingly, though, the true heritage and inspira-tion of the company dates back over a century to Francisco Azzarito, who was born in the small southern Italian town of Foggia. Francisco Azzarito was born the son of a cobbler and he had followed his fathers trade. He yearned though to build more fashionable shoes and came to America to pursue his dream to make shoes in the U.S. Francisco landed on Ellis Island in the spring of 1920 when he was 16. He had come to America for the opportunity to fulfill his dream and with no knowl-edge of the language or culture, Francisco settled in Brooklyn, New York. He later changed his name to Frank because he wanted to be a realŽ American. Frank pursued several jobs until he finally began making shoes at the I. Miller Shoe Company and eventually became the foreman of the factory. He later served as the superintendent of the Fern Shoe Company in Los Angeles, Calif., until retirement. His son Rocco, the eldest of Franks six children, born in Brooklyn in 1925, also found his way in the footwear industry. At 16, Rocco worked for the Barbour Leather Company and later in California for C. H. Baker; he then went on to open numerous successful retail footwear stores. Roccos youngest of four children, Rocco Jr., also followed his family passion for footwear and grew up working with his father in the family business. Two years ago Rocco Jr. co-founded Terox International, designed and invented its products and serves as CEO of the company. Roccos son, Aaron, is Teroxs marketing direc-tor and Aarons twin sister, Aubri, is one of its designers. My Grandfather, Frank Azzarito, is truly the spirit that has moved us to rekindle the dream that America is a place where you can build footwear. Our mission is to build great foot-wear and to be part of restoring the American footwear infrastructure,Ž said Rocco Azzarito Jr. The easiest thing to do would have been to produce Terox sandals in Asia, but we made a decision not to go the easy route and committed the necessary investment to bring our production to America.Ž Roccos partner Terry Stillman, also co-founder and CEO of Terox Interna-tional explains: Like Frank, I was also living and working in Europe, as an American expatriate, and came back to America for the opportunity to ful-fill this dream. Terox International is headquartered ƒ in Boise, Idaho, and the sandals are made in a family-owned plant in Buford, Ga., the very last of its kind in the United States that can make this type of footwear. Consequently we have been able to reduce our car-bon footprint, sharpen our just-in-time delivery, speed up our reaction time to the marketplace and become a part of supporting American industry and restoring American jobs.Ž In an industry now dominated by Chinese and other foreign-made prod-ucts, Terox has had to deal with ample doubt and resistance by many others. However, this resistance and these bar-riers where overcome, and appropri-ately on July 4, Terox was launched in the United States through more than 120 stores across the country. All of the companys marketing proudly revolves around its slogan What Made In Amer-ica Feels Like.Ž Due to its amazing comfort and Made in the U.S.A.Ž unique selling points, the brand has immediately gained incred-ible momentum. Worldwide, several international distributors are already selling Terox in their countries and regions. Terox has an ambitious business model that has not been pursued in this industry for many decades. The com-pany plans to introduce several styles of exciting footwear in the years to come, all made domestically, and eagerly looks forward to the day when Terox shows up in Foggia, Italy, where Frank was born. Q For more information on Terox footwear, visit Keola Health & Well-Being Studios at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens or century-old American dream come true George Thomas KEOLA HEALTH & WELL-BEING STUDIOS 11701 LAKE VICTORIA GARDENS AVE SUITE 7104 PALM BEACH GARDENS(561) FRANK AZZARITO


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And he was refusing more and more to go out, and had been avoiding their closest friends.Its natural for the family members of a person suffering with depression to struggle with their own feelings of worry, anxiety and frustration. They may not understand why the depressed person is not able to snap out of itŽ on their own, and over time they may become hurt and resentful that it falls on their shoulders to handle increas-ingly more responsibilities, without the camaraderie and sharing they had come to enjoy. If the depressed person becomes irritable, its not uncommon for family members to become defensive, lashing back and escalating an argument. It may seem as if any efforts to be supportive are for naught and that the depressed person is deliberately acting obstinate. Over time, resentments may increase because spouses may feel like they are carrying too much weight, and cannot lean on their partners for emotional sup-port. As the family member feels more isolated, and unsupported, marriages become more estranged. If family members arent careful to maintain self-care, the negativity and pessimism that so many depressed peo-ple feel can become all pervasive. Learn-ing as much as you can about the insidi-ous effects of depression should help you be the most effective in not only supporting your loved one, but to main-tain your own peace of mind. Its not uncommon for family members to be uncertain about the best way to speak to their loved one or how to act. They may worry that asking too many questions, or being solicitous will come across as patronizing. They may hold back their own feelings, if they believe opening up about their own problems will be an additional burden. On the other hand, they may worry that holding back could imply they are disinterested or avoiding contact. Loved ones do not have to have immediate solutions. Listening carefully and communicating is important for you to understand whats bothering them and should actually be more valuable than telling them what to do. However, a person may be too depressed to act on well-intended suggestions. Avoid telling them to get over itŽ or dont worry, everything will be fine.Ž The depressed person is often feeling guilty and discouraged that they are burdening their families. They may feel ashamed that they are not able to let go of their pessimistic worrying. If the depressed person is irritable, make every effort to refrain from retorting back and escalat-ing the confrontation. If possible, avoid taking the criticism personally. Now is the time to gather restraint and to keep conversations neutral. Obviously, post-poning controversial topics to a later time would be advisable, if at all pos-sible. Gently encourage your partner to engage in shared activities. Actively participating in enjoyable endeavors can jump start positive feelings. When family members gather as much information as they can about this medi-cal condition, they will be much better able to assist and offer helpful support. Importantly, they will also be better able to deal with their own feelings and to explain the situation to the extended network of relatives and friends. There are some very effective forms of treatment for depression, including psychotherapy and medications. Some depressed people worry that there will be a stigma to admitting they are emo-tionally ill and refuse professional inter-vention. Family members can offer a sense of support and solidarity, by reas-suring their loved that they should not be embarrassed to reach out for help. If there is any concern that the depressed person might be suicidal or at risk, it is imperative that family members take matters into their own hands by reaching out for emergency services. It is important to remember that most of the time, bringing up suicidal thoughts is a plea for help, which must be taken seriously. If the family doctor or mental health professionals are not available, you can either take the family member to the emergency room or call 911 for imme-diate intervention. The loved one should not be left alone until they are safely under medical care. On some occasions, the seriously ill become quite hostile when family members seek professional interventions against their wishes. This is obviously a painful position for the entire family, but in these emergency situations the acutely suicidal person needs protective measures to stay safe. It is important to recognize that this experience can be quite draining and frightening, taking its toll on the entire family. Know that frustrated, lonely or angry feelings are quite natural in these circumstances. Recognizing your own limits and making time for yourself is key. Reaching out to your own network of trusted friends and family may be a source of comfort and camaraderie at a time when your own emotional reserves are depleted. There are ample resources in the community to educate and guide you in taking the best steps. Q Linda Lipshutz, LCSW, ACSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. She holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and completed postgraduate 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


A12 WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY 64)XZt/PSUI1BMN#FBDI (Crystal Tree Plaza) 561-625-9569/PSUIMBLF#MWEt1BMN#FBDI(BSEFOT(Home Depot Center) 561-694-2812 E very piece has a Story...Y>šh&]všZEš^ vP(}Œz}ŒX E very piece has a Story...YDlšZEšZ‰šŒz}ŒX &Œv]šŒ]]ošš}ošo](Ÿ ut}uŸ uo}vPŒXtZšZ‰‰v Zv}ŒŒ(}ŒZvPL Œ(ŒM}v[š}šZŒ ]šZšŒ]vPš}. PŒ]š}šXZ}}dŒdŒŒš}oo}Œ]šu(}Œ} }šZv}vŸ v}vš}šZvšZ‰šŒ]všZ]Œo]X:}]všZšv}( šZ}všZšZZo‰ulšZšZ}]]všZWou ZXtvoo}v‰]}ŒvŸŒššX Furniture Accessories Jewelry Art and Much Mo re Presentation Editor Eric Raddatz won three awards, including his fourth con-secutive first place award for front-page design. Arts writer Nancy Stetson won her second con-secutive first-place award for her the-ater reviews. In addition to the individual awards, the editors and staff won for best special section, Destina-tion Southwest Flor-ida,Ž and community service for the annual breast cancer awareness issue, commonly called the pink paper.Ž Florida Weekly is locally owned and publishes news-papers in Greater Fort Myers, Great-er Naples, Bonita Springs, Charlotte County, Palm Beach County and Brevard County with a combined circulation of more than 80,000. The Florida Press Associations Better Weekly Newspaper Awards are open to monthly, semi-monthly, weekly, semi-weekly, and tri-weekly newspaper mem-bers. A complete list of Florida Weekly award winners:First Place (Circulation over 15,000)Q Best Overall: Florida Weekly Q Front Page Makeup: Eric Raddatz Q Informational Graphic: Eric Raddatz, for Cubas Oil PlansŽ Q Sports Feature Story: Bill Cornwell, for Fourth and LongŽ Q Special section: Staff, for Destination Southwest FloridaŽ Q Arts, Entertainment and Review Reporting: Nancy Stetson, for Color QueenŽ Q Feature story: Bill Cornwell, for Better than FictionŽ Q General News Story (Gwen Stevenson Memorial Award): Bill Cornwell, for Cubas Oil PlanŽ Q First Amendment Defense (Jon A. Roosenraad Award): Roger Williams, for Unlock Public DocsŽSecond placeQ Business Reporting: Roger Williams, for The State of our Real EstateŽ Q Arts, Entertainment and Review Reporting: Karen Feldman, for Favorite among local foodiesŽThird placeQ Overall Graphic Design: staff Q Best Obituary: Evan Williams, for The Lives They LedŽ Q Feature Story: Non-Profile: Bill Cornwell, for A Ride to Ruin?Ž Q Community Service: Staff, for Breast Cancer Awareness MonthŽ Q AWARDSFrom page 1 FORTMYERS. SANIBEL. BONIT ASPRINGS. CAPTIV A.CAPECORAL.NAPLES. 2011 VISITORS GUIDE TO LEE, C OLLIER AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES destination SOUTHWEST FLORIDA OUTDOORS EXPLORE THE Golf, beaches & nature trails CELEBRATE CUL TURE Events and shows C EL EB B RA TE C UL TU R Events and s hows SOCIALIZE & BARGAIN HUNT Dining and shopping WILLIAMS STETSON RADDATZ


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A14 BUSINESS WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY Mobility’ hearing instrument is a brand new rst class line of hearing instruments that is revolutionizing the industry. While recent digital hearing aids have done an excellent job at improving sound quality, the Mobility system was created to wirelessly stream your TV or radio directly to your hearing aids, while maintaining its best-in-class ability to help you hear clearer on the phone, in the car, even outside.Expires 8/2/2012RIBBON CUTTINGS W AJ2 Squared Security Inc. 1194 Old Dixie Hwy, Ste 102  Lake ParkLeft to right: Eric Inge, Gail McCormack, Faith Lance, Karyn LeVine, Donna Goldfarb, Tim Bermingham, Gardy Rosiclar, Dan Amero, Mayor James Dubois. Description: AJ2 Squared Security’s goal is to help the business community operate more profitably by uncovering internal and external influences that contribute to the loss of financial revenues. W Advanced Fitness & Therapy 1200 University Drive #102 Abacoa Town CenterFront row: Eddie Tybuszynski, Dr. Jordan Zabriskie, Dr. Ahmed Rashwan, Sophie Gutierrez (holding Baby Layla), Karen Ritzau and Ken Montgomery. Back row: Amy Smith, Erin Hoffman, Dr. Tera Dunick and Ed Chase. Dr. G’s Weight Loss & Wellness Center 901 W. Indiantown Rd, Ste 12  JupiterLeft to Right: Michael, Reagan, Lexi, Tanya & Michael Lee, Dr. Charles Goldsmith, Diane Bush, Destinee Beasley. Description: Dr. G’s Weight Loss and Wellness Center helps curb appetite and increase metabolism. Treatments are doctor supervised. X Jusuru International Left to Right: Arlene Monti, Wendy Robinson, Eric Hewko, James Cioffi, Edward Korkowski, Cindy Rey, Vanessa Hewko, Barbara Heilman, Scott Sturtz, Constance Linne, Grazyna Pakunen. Description: Jusuru’s multi-patented BioCell Collagen promotes healthy aging, active joints and younger looking skin. X PHOTOS AND INFORMATION PROVIDED BY NORTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Fine Decorative Hardware and Plumbing Fixtures for the Discriminating Homeowner Since 1935 605 South Olive Avenue Downtown West Palm Beach 561-655-3109 ANDERSON’S We Continue to Rely on Traditional American Ingenuity in Design, Function and Technology An American Made Benchmark Kitchen Faucet Company


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 BUSINESS A15 FLORIDA WEEKLY NETWORKING Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce “State of the Chamber” breakfast at Doubletree Hotel in the Gardens 1 Don Kiselewski and Selena Smith 2 Greg Leach 3 Terry Gearing and Ed Chase 4. Donna Goldfarb and Ed Chase 5. Chamber Ambassadors Committee COURTESY PHOTOS 2 3 5 s e 2 1 4 JUPITER | 561-694-2220 120 Intracoastal Pte. Dr., Suite 200, Jupiter, FL 33477JUNO | 561-626-3559350 Celestial Way, Juno Beach, FL 33408STUART | 772-872-719434 SE Osceola Street, Stuart, FL 34994 Home buying and selling is as modern and mobile as you are today. Platinum Properties offers a powerful website and state-of-the-art smart app to provide you with the simplest r eal estate experience in a market that’s changing by the minu te. Search Multiple Listing Service by city, state, subdivision or keyword. Save your searches, mark favorites, and easily share the listings with family and friends! Enjoy the best in real estate search tools at the touch of a finger. Text PPREOF to 87778 to receive a link to download our free app, or search and download it from your favorite app store. Platinum Properties Appof real estate The futureis here.Like us on Facebook!


A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 A16 This completely renovated, stunning family compound is located on a double lot in the exclusive Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter. The estate at 105 Sota Drive features a main house with four bedrooms and 3 baths; a two-bedroom, two-bath guesthouse with a kitchenette; and a separate office/exercise structure with a full bath and private garden. Constructed in 1989 with a peaceful lake view, this home now offers a clean, transitional dcor with bamboo and marble flooring, a master-ful open kitchen, a new roof, new air conditioning throughout, impact-resistant windows and doors, and much more. Located in the heart of Jupiter and only minutes to the Jupiter Inlet and public beach access, The Loxahatchee Club offers 18 holes of Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf nestled among 285 homes and spread over 340 acres. A beautifully reno-vated clubhouse compliments a traditional golf club that was recently awarded the Platinum Club of America Award. Fite & Shavell Associates lists the home at $2,249,000. Agents are Craig Bretzlaff, 561-601-7557,, and Heather Purucker Bretzlaff, 561-722-6136, Q A stunning Loxahatchee Club compoundSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


Your Window Into Palm Beach Real Estate 561.655.6570 101 N. County Rd., Palm Beach 561.694.6550 11237 US Hwy 1, North Palm Beach Kerry Warwick561.310.2262 2259 E. IBIS ISLE PALM BEACHUpgraded 3BR/3BA waterfront home. Sun drenched with beautiful views. Short distanceto beach, tennis center & Par 3 golf course. Motivated seller. Web ID 591 $1.35M Furn.101 CHURCHILL ROAD WEST PALM BEACH5BR/6BA home with Palm Beach & Intracoastal views. Designed by John Volk,8,180 SF + detached two-story guest cottage. Pool & cabana. Web ID 1075 $4.58M234 NOTTINGHAM BLVD. WEST PALM BEACHRenovated 2BR/2BA home with pool & 2 attached income producing units. Greatrental opportunity or could be one large single family home. Web ID 1108 $365K Jack Elkins561.373.2198 Sabra Kirkpatrick561.628.2077 126 CASA BENDITA PALM BEACHRebuilt 4BR/4.5BA Hollywood Regency. Custom millwork, top-of-the-line “nishes &great indoor to outdoor living. Deeded beach access. Web ID 1209 $7.995M Furn.


A18 NEWS WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WEEKL Rock and Roll summer concert aWe 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 s 2 9 4 5 7 8 3 1 KELLY LAMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY 6


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 NEWS A19 WEEKLY SOCIETY Rock and Roll summer concert at Downtown at the 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@ 11 12 14 10 13 15 1 Bonnie Hammond, Rich Hammond 2 Brad Hoffman, Marilyn Hoffman 3 Glenn Martin, Nancy Martin 4. Andrew Ganas, Nancy Ganas, Marcia Garofoli, Marco Garofoli 5. Katelyn Cranaer, Nicole Luciano, Maria Arjona6. Larry Griffith, Denise Griffith7. Jeanine Russo, Tom Russo8. Lee McIntyre, Bill Liedy9. Pat Cavanaugh, Paula Stankunas10. Patti Padron, Lydia Holmes11. Meredith Rousseau, Sydney Rousseau12. Amy Alfuth, Allison Forsyth13. Ana Martinez, Rafael Martinez14. Joan Cowell, Alan Cowell15. Leslie Treutel, Dog Lilly


A20 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY Dan Malloy, PA, RealtorCerti“ed Negotiation Expert561-370-5736 TRUSTED REAL ESTATE ADVISORS Dawn Malloy, Realtor Luxury Homes Specialist Certi“ed Negotiation Expert 561-876-8135 Malloy Realty Group Evergrene Lakeview 2 BR/2B/1 Car Garage condo featuring stunning hardwood ”ooring at the amazing asking price of $168,750. Also available to rent at $1600 per month. FEA TURED CONDO Palm Beach Country Estates. One story home with private pool and over an acre of beautiful grounds. Home features wood ”oors, a “replace and updated gorgeous kitchen. Short sale, asking $239.900 UNDER CONTRACT Beautiful Elliston model located on private preserve lot. Salt water heated pool, chefs kitchen, accordian hurricane shutters and generator. Call Dawn for your Evergrene home. SOLD $680,000 Another Evergrene Single Family Home Sold. SOLD $231,000 Another Evergrene Townhome Under Contract. UNDER CONTRACT Call Dan or Dawn for other great Newhaven homes available. UNDER CONTRACT This is it! Cul-de-sac, Lake View, Screened Lanai, Private Pool, 5 Bedrooms, First Floor Master Bedroom, Professionally Deco-rated, Exterior Painted 2012 and so much more! $529,000 FEA TURED HOME 'U-iU,iCanterbury Place. Gorgeous upgraded 3 Bedroom townhome. Some of the outstanding features of this home include, CBS construction, impact windows, granite, stainless steel, two car garage, inclusive of large courtyard. Asking $235,000 FEA TURED TOWNHOME 107 Casa Grande Ct., Fabulous Mirabella home featuring long lake views “rst ”oor master with additional 4 bedrooms and loft upstairs. Three car side entry garage, gas cooktop, granite, New Trane A/C units in 2011. Beautiful community with clubhouse, pool, tennis and “tness center. $500,000 UNDER CONTRA CT IN 4 D A YS Just Sold in Garden Woods. Please contact us immediately if you are considering selling your Garden Woods home. We have more buyers waiting for homes just like this one. Beautiful 4 bedroom pool home on cul-de-sac. Short Sale. SOLD $258,500 UNDER CONTRACT Another Evergrene Home Sold by the Malloy Group before it hits the market! Ready to have your home SOLD? Hire the Malloy Group. SOLD $630,000 To Sell your home call Dan or Dawn Malloy at 561-876-8135 UNDER CONTRACT Riverwalk, West Palm Beach. Divosta built 3Br/ 2B with 2 car garage. Great open ”oorplan with a screened pool overlooking the lake. Call Dawn for details. UNDER CONTRACT To sell in season or summer? Both have advantages heatherPURUCKER BRETZLAFF Sellers are always questioning, When is the best time to put my home on the market?Ž The perception in the Palm Beach area is to wait until what we all consider season.Ž Season refers to the months between January and May when the snowbirds come to our area for warmer weather, sunshine and relax-ation. The area itself has thousands more residents, visitors and vacationers dur-ing this time. For this reason alone, most sellers believe this is the time to list their properties to get the most exposure and the highest price in the least amount of time. This thought is true to an extent. There is definitely more urgency from some buyers, knowing there are other buyers looking at properties, but many of these buyers use the season to do their research and then buy at the end of the season „ closer to April and May. This past February, I listed a home offered for $6.75 million. During the dis-cussions, the owner asked me if I thought it was the right time to list his property. Of course it was, right in the middle of season. He also told me that if his home did not sell by May, he would most likely take it off the market so it looked like a new listing for the season in 2013. I am hesitant of this strategy because during the last two years, the off-sea-sonŽ months have been very active for me, especially in the luxury market. We decided to assess the decision again in May if the home had not sold. As soon as the home came on the market, I had several showings within the first two weeks. In addition to my other marketing efforts, I also had a broker open house, which brought many bro-kers working with clients who met the criteria of a potential buyer. I was quite confident that one of the brokers would bring a buyer sooner rather than later. In less than a month, the owners had an offer presented by one of the brokers from the open house. Unfortunately, they could not come to terms, but it gave the sellers a positive outlook that the home was priced correctly and that we would have another offer within the season. Although I continued to have regular showings on the home, it was still avail-able in May. The seller and I discussed the options. He agreed to keep it on the market through the summer months because we still had buyers looking at the property. It certainly was not an inconvenience to the owners, as they had gone back up north for the summer months. The showings would certainly slow as there were not as many people in the area. I always say that it only takes oneŽ and this is true with any property. It is not about the quantity of showings, but the quality. We are now in the midst of summer and I have been busy with numerous buyers. I do feel that anyone willing to visit Florida in the summer months and look at properties is a serious buyer. Since June, there have been three more offers on this same home and just this past week, we were able to put the home under contract with a 30-day closing. So when is the best time to list your home if you are a seller? The answer I would give is when you are ready to sell. Yes, season does have many perks „ more people in the area; people who are looking, referring friends, researching properties and most importantly, buying. On the other hand, summer can offer advantages as well. There typically is not as much inventory available. Most buyers are giving up their vacation time in The Hamptons, Nantucket, the mountains and other spots to search for the perfect real estate opportunity. European buyers also make up a large part of the buyers since the summer is their primary vacation season. These buyers are serious and very likely to purchase. There will not be nearly as many showings in the summer months, which could be pleasant for the sellers who are full-time residents, as they do not always have to be ready to show the home. And remember: It only takes one.Ž Q „ Heather Purucker Bretzlaff is a broker and Realtor Associate at Fite Shavell & Associates. She can be reached at 7226136, or at


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The Burt Reynolds Institute for Film and Theatre promises an evening of laughter July 28, with three short plays by award-winning writer Christopher Durang. Performers will be actors trained by Burt Reynolds. In The Actors Nightmare,Ž accountant George Spelvin is mistaken for an actors understudy and forced to per-form in a play about which he knows nothing. The story was inspired by every actors nightmare „ forgetting his lines, losing his script and making a fool of himself on stage. This play will be directed by Peter Marzilli and features Vincent Chima-to, Michael Varde, Karen Ross, Sarah OKelly and Roger Byrd. For Whom the Southern Bell TollsŽ is a take on Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie.Ž Although it helps to be familiar with Williams classic plays, BRIFT says everyone can enjoy this comical story about parent-child relationships. It will be directed by Sher-man Roberts and stars Rhonda Stearns, Lisa Colacurcio, Steven Mairano and David Ausem. Desire, Desire, DesireŽ is a parody of plays by Tennessee Williams and includes characters resembling Blanche DuBois and Stanley (A Street-car Named DesireŽ), Maggie and Big Daddy (Cat on a Hot Tin RoofŽ) and a tart from Eugene ONeills The Ice-man Cometh.Ž In this version, slovenly Stanley is still yelling for Stella!Ž six years after she left for a lemon Coke and never returned. Blanche attempts to seduce a census taker but is inter-rupted by Big Daddy and Maggie. The so-called tart keeps reappearing much to Blanches annoyance. Directed by C. Todd Vittum, the cast includes Kate Katzman, Blaine Burdette, Robb Sel-lards, Jackie McDow, Tina Pfeiffer, Bill Butland, Amy Hoerler and Adele Zin. Q The Burt Reynolds Institute is at 100 N. U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter. Tickets are $20. Call 385-1584.Burt Reynolds Institute to host evening of short plays WHAT MAKES A NOVEL A BESTSELLER? What makes millions of people buy one book and not another? Writers, literary agents and publishers have grappled with these ques-tions for decades, often mystified by the titles that succeed. Even the most experienced in the industry cant predict what will be a bestseller. If there were a formula, it would make my life easier,Ž says novelist BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@” James W. Hall looks at what makes a bestsellerHALL SEE HIT LIT, A26 XDESIGN BY PETE GARCEAU AND THOMAS BECK STVAN, PHOTO BY PETE GARCEAUSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE A23 WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012Theyre talented. Theyre all ages.And theyre set to appear on the Maltz Jupiter Theatres stage. Yes, you guessed it.Its time for Palm Beach Idols.The Maltzs guild auditioned nearly 100 local performers and selected 26 to appear at the annual talent show, set for 7:30 p.m. July 21. The audience will hear country singers, a rock band and an opera singer, and see dancers perform. The winners will take home cash prizes in this show, which is reminiscent of American Idol.Ž There will be three categories: youth, teen and adult. Each category will have three finalists decided by a panel of local celebrity judges, with the final winners determined by an audience vote. The auditions were incredible, and I am absolutely amazed each year that we have so many talented people here in South Florida,Ž Eileen Weissmann, the events producer and guild board member, said in a statement. Its going to be an interesting show. The contestants are fantastic, and the guild loves this opportunity to bring the best of South Florida talent to our stage.Ž Contestants from other years have gone on to star in Broadway shows such as Beauty and the BeastŽ and Mary Poppins,Ž and previous teen winner Anthony Espina, now 23, has gone on to a successful career as a movie composer. WJTV-FM radio host Kathy Greene and radio veteran Tim Byrd will emcee the event. The show is an annual fundraiser for the guild, which raises money to support the theater and its Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts, which offers class-es in dance, voice, acting and musical theater for students of all ages. Q The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is at 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Tickets for the 2012 Palm Beach Idols are $25. To purchase tickets, visit or call the box office at 575-2223. For information about joining the guild, call 972-6106. Idols worship: Maltz hosts annual talent showSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


A24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY Im learning theres a lot people dont tell you about getting older. Youll hear about the way a lifelong speedy metabo-lism will suddenly conk out and youll put on 20 pounds like its nothing. Youll hear about the wrinkles, the fine lines, the crows feet. People will tell you about chicken neck, that other poul-try reference, and the sagging that is to come „ stomach, knees, breasts. All of this, they will tell you. But heres what they dont mention: the blinding resentment youll feel for younger people. The way you can look at someone whos 25 or 20 or even 16 and think, God, I wish I were you. And the worst of it? The part that no one ever brings up? You wont notice this on your own. Youll see younger people, and if youre a woman youll think theyre pretty in the way you notice all pretty women, with an eye to what can be copied, what trick of hair or accessory can be pulled into your own repertoire. But you wont feel threat-ened. You wont feel envious. You wont doubt yourself „ until you see these young women through someone elses perspective, your husband or boyfriend or lover, the man at your side whose eyes slip like water over a waitress or a cashier or a girl in the next car. I remember being that girl. I worked at an Italian restaurant in high school busing tables and handing out glass-es of ice water. I was the one who came around with the pepper grinder and the bowl of Parmesan cheese, the one you hardly noticed. But some peo-ple noticed. Men, mostly. Older men. Theyd wink as Id pass or try to make conversation while their wives were in the bathroom. Id smile politely and continue on. Later, to myself, Id shake my head. I was 17, and I wondered what those old goats were thinking. Now here I am, almost twice that age, still wondering. This all came to mind on a recent road trip with the man Im dating. I sat in the front seat of his shiny truck chewing on some incident from the night before, a look he gave the cute bartender, a smile he flashed the hostess, some meaning-less moment that set me smoldering. At a stoplight in a two-light country town, he nodded toward my window. Check that out,Ž he said. What? Those guys cant wear shirts?Ž I looked to where he pointed, and coming down the street was a group of young men in basketball shorts. They carried their t-shirts draped in their hands and they walked slowly, as if theyd just come from a game. The light changed color and the truck pulled forward and still I stared at those young men. The muscles on their chests stood out in the hot summer sun. Sweat slicked their skin. I couldnt pull myself away. I craned my head to follow them, even as they disap-peared behind the truck. When we had finally left them behind and I faced forward in my seat again, I caught my boy-friend watching me from the corners of his eyes. Whos the old goat now? Q artis SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSA dose of my own medicine CLOSED FOR VACATION REOPENING LATE SEPTEMBER NEW LOCATION Come visit us in late September Emphasizing children and religion OPENING SOON!


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A26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYand writing professor James W. Hall. But, he adds, as much as some writers might wish for its existence, a formula for Instant Bestseller (mix A and B with two-thirds of X) simply doesnt exist. Though Dr. Halls mysteries have yet to hit the New York Times Bestseller List, theyve made lists in South Florida, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and in Europe. Theyve also won Edgar and Shamus awards.‘Pretend this is equal...’More than 20 years ago, Dr. Hall happened upon a reference book that listed bestsellers year-by-year. He was so intrigued by it that he became inspired to teach a class at Florida International University called Bestselling Fiction. The idea was to have students examine bestsellers with the same academic vigor with which they studied Henry James or Virginia Woolf. Theres stuff to be learned in these books, if you get over that initial hurdle: Oooh, this is like drinking Thunderbird wine. The prose is rough on the palate and doesnt go down smoothly.Ž After all, what could The GodfatherŽ or JawsŽ possibly have in common with Gone With the WindŽ? After a lot of resistance at first, he says, he was able to get his students to pretend that this is equal to FaulknerŽ as they dissected contemporary best-sellers to figure out what made them so appealing. Its not that their standards dropped or they dumbed themselves down to appreciate these books,Ž he explains. (They discovered that applying) liter-ary criticism could help them see stuff (in these bestsellers) they wouldnt have imagined.ŽCracking the codeOver the years, Dr. Hall has taught about a dozen sessions of Bestselling Fiction at FIU. Earlier this year, he released Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of The Twentieth Centurys Biggest BestsellersŽ ($16, Random House), in which he looks at a dozen of the biggest bestselling novels from 1936 to 2003. The list, of course, includes works by Stephen King, John Grisham and Tom Clancy, authors who consistently appear on the New York Times Bestseller List. The books he discusses in Hit LitŽ are what he calls a unique sampling of bestsellers, the biggest of the big.Ž They are: Q Gone With the WindŽ Q Peyton PlaceŽ Q To Kill a MockingbirdŽ Q Valley of the DollsŽ Q The GodfatherŽ Q The ExorcistŽ Q JawsŽ Q The Dead ZoneŽ Q The Hunt for Red OctoberŽ Q The FirmŽ Q The Bridges of Madison CountyŽ Q The DaVinci CodeŽ Each has a factor of 10 times greater sales than the average bestseller on the list this week, he says. That means these books sold 10 million instead of 200,000. And any writer would be happy to sell 100,000.Ž Sales of these titles have been astronomical. For example, since its release in 1936, Gone With the WindŽ has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and The DaVinci Code,Ž released in 2003, has sold 81 million copies world-wide. I think theres some kind of qualitative difference, some other thing that works in these books that put them in the stratosphere,Ž he says. What I was trying to understand was, is there something that huge numbers of readers are con-sistently drawn to, and if so, what does that tell us about the culture at large? Why do readers love these books?ŽThe commonalitiesAt first glance, the Hit LitŽ books dont seem to have very much in common. What does a book about a killer shark have to do with a short love affair in Iowa between a photographer and a housewife? What could be similar in a story about the Mafia and one about a spoiled Southern girl during the Civil War? Dr. Hall and his students found a number of common-alities in these mega-bestsell-ers. In Hit Lit,Ž he discusses a dozen of them, including: Q A celebration or critique of some of Americas most cherished myths. Q A divisive or controversial issue of the day that also has deeper roots. Q Simple prose with a high concept and a minimum of backstory or psychological introspection. Q A threat of danger that grows in intensity as the story progress-es. Q Broken or dysfunctional families. Q Characters who are rebels, loners and mavericks.Ž And of course, sex, sex and more sex.That bestsellers include a healthy dose of sex scenes didnt surprise him, especially in books such as Peyton PlaceŽ and Valley of the Dolls.Ž (With his typical humor, he calls Jacqueline Susanns Valley of the DollsŽ an early incarnation of Sex and the City,Ž and says it follows in the tradition of Har-old Robbins, whose Carpetbaggers was once described by a reviewer as a col-lection of monotonous episodes about normal and abnormal sex.Ž) I was surprised to see that each of the books had not just a sexual incident, but one that was pivotal,Ž he says. That without it, none of the events wouldve occurred.Ž For example, he adds, JawsŽ starts with a couple having sex on a beach. The woman then goes for a swim, and the shark, attracted by her scent, attacks her. Though Dr. Hall only writes about a dozen traits the mega-bestsellers share, he says he and his students found an abundanceŽ of commonalities among the books. One not included in Hit LitŽ is the concept of a sacrificial lamb, a character that has to die in order for the book to work. I was surprised by the whole process, that you could actually say interesting and thoughtful things and discover things about our culture by reading books that were liter-arily not up to snuff,Ž he says. I didnt try to make an argument that these books are literarily valuable ƒThere is nothing in the prose or the depth or complexity or characterization that would set these books on the high cul-tural consideration. They wouldnt be considered valid novels worth academic time to study in a classroom. But we found ƒ using the critical language they had developed in reading Faulkner, Hemingway, Edith Wharton ƒ that there was stuff in these books that was interesting to talk about in class.ŽThere is no formulaDr. Hall was studying bestsellers for personal reasons too. Im a Ph.D. in lit, and Im supposed to revere a certain set of books,Ž he says. And yet Im writing these thrillers that are frequently looked down upon by people in the academic life. I was trying to heal the split.Ž But, like the novels of authors such as Benjamin Black and James Lee Burke, his own books are more literary than the average thriller. Increasingly, a lot of these books are getting a lot more literary respect,Ž he says. He acknowledges that plenty of bestsellers dont possess the 12 characteristics he discusses in his book and that the converse is true as well: Plenty of books do possess those qualities yet never reach bestseller status. People who read Hit LitŽ looking for a formula for a guaranteed bestseller will be disappointed. Its still very difficult to write a novel thats any good at all, that will attract readers,Ž says Dr. Hall. The study Ive made is not really about finding a formula. I dont think it exists. There are trends „ vampires and what have you. Im sure theres going to be a spate of 50 Shades of Grey soft-porn novels now.Ž And usually, by the time a trend is evident, its too late to write a book to try to cash in on it. Thats not the way anybody should be writing books,Ž he says. He doubts Margaret Mitchell, Harper Lee, Jacqueline Susann or any of the other authors he writes about were consciously aware of the common characteristics their books shared, save for one: They were trying to write the best book they could write. They were trying to find a thematic issue that was relevant to the time, a hot-button issue of the day. Im certain that was true. All of them were writing as weathervanes of their particular moment. They picked up the vibrations of their time and expressed them, encapsulated them, and worked them out in an interesting way.Ž Q HIT LITFrom page 23 Author James W. Hall begins Hit LitŽ by recalling how he transformed from a non-reader into a reader. My love affair with books began as most serious romances do, when I was least expecting to fall in love,Ž he writes. When he was 10 or 11, his mother dropped him off at the local library while she ran some errands. He was horrified, scared one of his friends would see him there. But when he randomly picked up a book and feigned interest in order to look legitimateŽ to the librarians, the word nudeŽ jumped out at him from the first page, captivating him as it would any boy. He read on and discovered it was a nude woman „ a dead nude woman. Hed picked up a mystery book.He kept reading.He was hooked.That boy grew up to be not only a voracious reader, but a writer of thrill-ers, creating plenty of fictional dead bodies himself. To this day, Dr. Hall doesnt know what the book was. It was only when he had to write about his own evolution as a writer that he even remembered the incident. It was British,Ž he says. It may have been a kind of Agatha Christie-era book ƒ It deposited this fascination in my memory banks. It was a watershed moment in my life.Ž Q Hooked on reading by a dead nude womanBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@”


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A27 Collectors prize furniture that is created by a famous maker, but antique fur-niture is often not identified with a label. Experts can attributeŽ a piece to a maker by comparing it to other known furniture that has a label or a history of ownership. John Henry Belter was one of the most famous American furniture makers working in the late 1800s. He invented a way to glue six to eight thin layers of rosewood (with the grain going in dif-ferent directions) into a large strong piece that could be curved. It was a type of plywood that he patented in 1858. He was a talented carver and added piercings and carvings of roses, busts of impor-tant people, grapes and grapevines, and scrolls. Mr. Belter was born in Germany in 1804, came to New York City in 1833, and made furniture for the wealthy from 1844 until he died in 1863. He special-ized in furniture for the parlor, including sofas, armchairs, side chairs and a center table. All were made of rosewood. The chairs had no upholstery on the back just rosewood. He favored the Rococo Revival style with curved legs, arms and tops of backs. Pieces were varnished to look shiny, new and well-cared-for. Few pieces were marked, but the laminated rosewood, the carvings of heads of poets and the founding fathers, and even the style of the grapevines can be identified. In the 1950s his furniture was considered garish and in poor taste. But by the 1960s collectors started to realize his furni-ture is very well made and his designs are the best of the late Victorian period. It became an expensive col-lector favorite. But all antique furni-ture is selling for less than it did before 2008. There is renewed inter-est in Belter. At a recent auction, a 40-inch-wide table, made about 1850 attributed to Belter, sold for $27,060. It fea-tured carved heads like those on other labeled Belter tables. Ms. Kovel answers your questionsQ: I have a 22-piece set of Frank Herschede silverware. It has black, non-met-al handles. Its marked Gense Extrastain-less Sweden on the backs. The set was a gift from our uncle in the 1960s. Can you give me any information about this? A: Your set was made by Gense (Gustaf Eriksson NySilverfabriken), a compa-ny founded by Gustav Erikson in Eskils-tuna, Sweden, in 1856. Gense introduced a stainless steel flatware pattern called Focus De LuxeŽ in 1957. Pieces have modern shapes and black handles made of polyoxymethylene. The pattern was designed by Folke Arstrom, the artistic director at Gense from 1940 to 1960. The company became part of the K.A. Ras-mussen Group in 1995. Herschede is the name of the store that sold your tableware. Frank Herschede had a jewelry store in business in Cin-cinnati from 1877 to 1995. Gense still makes stain-less steel flatware, but your pattern has been discon-tinued. It is very collectible today, and pieces have been displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It is a famous flatware set, listed as one of 100 best designed products in modern times. Your set would sell for about $250. Q: I have two figurines with Gold 2Y, Mark Hampton Co. Inc. Marridge Bldg. 1909-1910, New York City, Regfitt HC FisherŽ printed on bottom. MuttŽ and JeffŽ are engraved into the bases. Any information you can give will be greatly appreciated. A: Mutt and JeffŽ was a long-running newspaper comic strip, created in 1907 by Bud Fisher, about two mismatched gamblers. One was very tall, and the other was very short. The Mutt figurine is 9 inches tall, Jeff is 5 inches. Mutt and JeffŽ is generally accepted to be the first daily comic strip. A pair of Mark Hampton Co. Mutt and JeffŽ figurines in excellent condition recently sold at auc-tion for $40. Q: My husband and I attended a surprise party for a friends 70th birthday. He was a Roy Rogers fan. He was given a Roy Rogers and Dale Evans lunchbox. Id like to know what its worth. A: The first Roy Rogers lunchboxes debuted in 1953. The King of CowboysŽ was winding up his film career and mov-ing into television with The Roy Rogers Show.Ž Lunchboxes were made by the American Thermos Co, and became an instant hit with children. More than 2.5 million units sold the first year. Original metal lunch boxes are collectible, with price determined by condition and rar-ity. A complete box came with match-ing thermos. Your lunchbox, with Roy mounted on a rearing Trigger in front, and eight scenes from Double R Bar Ranch on back, was made in 1955 and 1956. It originally sold for $2.89. Value today: $40-$100, depending on condi-tion. 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. Write to Kovels, Florida Weekly, King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. COURTESY PHOTO This table sold at a Neal Auction in New Orleans in April 2012, for $27,060. The heads carved into the wooden edge of the table top were the clue to the maker. It is attributed to John Henry Belter. 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WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOPlease send calendar listings to At BRIFT The Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre, 100 N. U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter. Call 385-1584 or visit Q Teleprompter: A Tool for the Professional Actor — Class held 7-9 p.m. consecutive Mondays through July 23. Course offers host technique, cold read preparation, walk-and-talk, ad lib and on the set dos and donts. $120/six weeks or $100 if paid in full at reg-istration. Email: or call 385-1584. At The Kravis Center The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. For tickets, call 832-7469 or log on to “Divorce Party the Musical” — Through Aug. 19, Rinker Playhouse. Tickets start at $31.80. Q Young Singers of the Palm Beaches will present “Broad-way Artists Studio” — a three-week musical theater intensive workshop for pre-teens and teens, July 23-Aug. 10, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.All levels of voice, acting and dance will be presented by professional fac-ulty direct from Broadway, represent-ing over 20 shows. Nora Brennan, a Broadway casting director, will attend the Showcase Performance on August 10. Registration for the 3-week session is $945. Call 659-2332 for more information or see At The Mos’Art The MosArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit Films — July 19: First PositionŽ and Headhunters.Ž July 20-26: Children of Paradise,Ž A Cat in ParisŽ and Take This Waltz.Ž At The Chamber Music Festival Q Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival — During the third weekend of the festival, July 20-22, audiences will hear Elgars Six PromenadesŽ for two flutes, oboe, clarinet and bassoon; Franaixs DivertissementŽ for bas-soon, two violins, viola, cello and bass; dIndys Suite in Olden StyleŽ for two flutes, trumpet, two violins, viola, cello and bass; and Bartks ContrastsŽ for clarinet, violin and piano. Friday per-formances are held at 8 p.m. at Helen K. Persson Hall, Palm Beach Atlantic University. Saturday performances are held at 8 p.m. at the Eissey Campus The-atre, Palm Beach State College. Sunday performances are held at 2 p.m. at the Crest Theatre, Old School Square, Del-ray Beach. Tickets: $25 per performance; free admission for students with ID. 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For more information about the market, visit, visit Thursday, July 19 Q The Great Books Reading and Discussion Group meets at 10 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month (next meeting is July 19) in the coffee shop at Barnes & Noble, 11380 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. Discussion follows the Shared InquiryŽ format promoted by The Great Books Foundation and used by more than 800 Great Books Groups around the country and by groups and classes in colleges and universities. Free; 624-4358.Q Advanced Computer Class — 6 p.m. July 19 at the Lake Park Public Library, 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. Free; call to reserve a seat. 881-3330.Q Studio Parties — Free group lesson at 7 p.m., followed by parties 8-10 p.m. Thursdays, Alexanders Ballroom, 51 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Cost: $15 per person; 747-0030 or 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. July 19: Heritage. July 26: Damon Fowler. Aug. 2: The Sweet Chariots. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO THE VILLAGE PLAYERS PRESENTS 2 WEEKS ONLY! 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WHERE TO GO FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 12-18, 2012 A29Free; 822-1515 or visit or visit Friday, July 20 Q “The Wizard of Oz” — Presented by the Village Players. Show runs 8 p.m. July 20, 21 and 2:30 p.m. July 22 at The North Palm Beach Community Center, 1200 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach. Tickets: $8. Con-tact: or 641-1707.Q Downtown’s Rock n Roll Summer — 7-10 p.m. Fridays in June at Downtown at the Gardens. July 20: Led-Hed. July 27: Almost Styx. Downtown at the Gardens Downtown Park (next to The Cheesecake Factory), 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600.Q Jennifer Sheehan — The cabaret singer returns to the area to perform July 20-21 and July 27-28 at The Colony Hotels Royal Room, 155 Hammon Ave. (just south of Worth Avenue), Palm Beach. Cost: $90 for dinner and show; $60 for show only; 659-8100 or Saturday, July 21 Q Chakra Wire Wrap Pendant Class — 1-3 p.m. July 21. New Earth Gifts & Beads, Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens. Learn fun and simple tech-niques to create a ChakraŽ dragonfly pendant. Cost: $15 plus materials. All classes are prepaid. Call 799-0177 to register.Q Art, Eats, Beats & Treats — Live entertainment in the Centre Court at Downtown at the Gardens, 7-10 p.m. Saturdays. Free. Downtown at the Gar-dens is at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600.Beach*DUGHQV Sunday, July 22 Q 3-Wrap Bracelet Class — Learn to make the Chan Luu-style braceletŽ), 1-3 p.m. July 22. New Earth Gifts & Beads, Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gar-dens. Step-by-step instruction to create a 3-wrap beaded and leather bracelet to wear home. $15 plus materials. All classes are prepaid. Call 799-0177 to register.QSummer Bridge Lessons — Supervised play on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon. Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Cost: $180 per person. Reservations are required. Call 659-8513 or e-mail Timely Topics Discussion Group — Lively discussion group covers the most up-to-date topics faced by our local community, including national affairs and foreign relations as they relate to Israel and the United States; free/Friends of the J; $18 annual fee/guests; call 712-5233. JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens.Q Duplicate Bridge Games — 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednes-days, Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Light lunch and refreshments provided. $6 guests/$2 Friends of the J. ACBL sanctioned. Call ahead if you need a partner; 712-5233. Tuesday, July 24 Q Training webinars on how to download free audiobooks — 3-4 p.m. July 24, North Palm Beach Pub-lic Library, 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach. Free; call 841-3383 or visit Mah Jongg & Canasta Play Sessions — Tables grouped by game preference (mah jongg or canasta) and level of skill. Coffee, cold beverages and a variety of goodies provided. 12:15-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $5/guest; 712-5233.Q Stayman Memorial Bridge — Supervised play sessions with Sam Brams, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Play party bridge in a friend-ly atmosphere while benefiting from expert advice with judgment calls and hand rulings; no partner necessary; cof-fee and light refreshments provided. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $6/guests; 712-5233.Q Zumba Class — 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Alexanders Ballroom, 651 W. Indian-town Road, Jupiter; 747-0030.Q Zumba class — 7:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednes-days at the Burns Road Recreation Cen-ter, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gar-dens. Drop-in fee, $12; resident discount, $10. Call 630-1100 or visit Q FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 A29 Balancing Adventure and Fitness r/HVVRQVr5HQWDOV r7RXUVr

2000 PGA Blvd., Suite A3140, Palm Beach GardensSW corner of PGA Blvd & US Hwy 1 s Citi Centre Plaza x£‡x{‡"n""U Mon-Fri: 7:00AM-3:00PM s Sat-Sun: 7:00AM-2:00PMSERVING BREAKFAST & LUNCH TRY OUR WORLD-FAMOUS FRENCH TOAST GRASS-FED COWS WITHOUT ANTIBIOTICS OR HORMONES BURGERS A30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY A A A A A A A P P A A A R T T M M M E E E N N N N T T T S S S T T T T T H H E F F O O U N T A A I N N S S A A P P A R R M M M E E N N T T S S ( ( 8 8 5 5 5 ) 8 8 3 3 9 9 3 3 3 8 8 8 5 5 0 0 0 w w ww w w. F Fo un ta in n sA pa a rt t m m me n n nt .c c om o m $ $ $ MO MO O VE I N N N S SP P E E C C I IA A A L L W W Wi th F F r re e e R Re e e n n nt t fo r a a M Mo o n nt t h h Jul y 2 2 7th 7th 2 20 12 2 2 N N N N N E E W W MA N NA NA G G E E M M ME E E NT N T & & OW N NE NE R RS S HI HI H P P Q CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Stepping back from a relationship prob-lem provides a new perspective on how to deal with it. Meanwhile, watch your words. Something said in anger now could backfire later. Q LEO (July 23 to August 22) A changing situation makes the Big Cat uneasy. But hold on until things settle down. Meanwhile, continue your good work on that still-unfinished project. Q VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A decided improvement in a workplace situation results in an unexpected, but very welcome, added benefit for everyone. Personal relationships also improve. Q LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Money matters remain a bit unsettled but soon will ease into the kind of stability you appreciate. Mean-while, an expanding social life offers a chance to make new friends. Q SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Use an unexpected roadblock in your monetary dealings to reassess your financial plans and make changes, if necessary. It soon will be smooth sailing again. Q SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Aspects of love are strong for both single and paired Sagit-tarians. Professional dealings also thrive under the Sags clever handling of dif-ficult situations. Q CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Set a realistic goal and follow it through to completion. Remember: Youre more likely to impress the right people with one well-done job than with lots of jobs left undone. Q AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You like to plan ahead. Thats fine. But be prepared to make some changes because of an unsettled period that influences your aspects. Q PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A brief phase of instability affects your usual work cycle. Use the time to catch up on chores around the house or office. Things settle down soon. Q ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A turn in a relationship upsets the amo-rous Arian, who is puzzled by Cupids romantic antics. Be patient and con-siderate. The confusion soon will sort itself out. Q TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time for travel-loving Tau-reans to take off for fun-filled jaunts to new places. And dont be surprised if Cupid tags along for what could be a very eventful trip. Q GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You appear to be of two minds about continuing a relationship that seems to be riding roughshod over your emo-tions. A frank talk could help you decide one way or the other. Q BORN THIS WEEK: You love being the center of attention and prob-ably would be a big success in show business. Q SEE ANSWERS, A33 X SEE ANSWERS, A33 X2012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLES HOROSCOPES SIXFOOTERS By Linda Thistle ++ Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. + Moderate ++ Challenging +++ ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week:


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 A31 ++ Is it worth $15 (3D)? NoIs it worth $10? YesTen years ago, when the first Ice AgeŽ was released, Ray Romano, John Leguizamo and Denis Leary were B+ stars who deserved above-the-title billing. Now the fourth film in the fran-chise is the only way their names can get anywhere near a title. Hollywood can be a cruel, cruel place. Thankfully, Romano, Leguizamo and Leary bring the same wit and charm weve come to expect in Ice Age: Continental Drift,Ž a moderately funny and amus-ing animated money grab (when youre on the third sequel after various video games and TV spe-cials, theres nothing else to call it) that again eschews history for the sake of our entertainment. Historical integrity didnt stop us when the last movie found dinosaurs in the Ice Age, so dont start complaining when the con-tinents break apart in a matter of seconds. This time around, Manny (Romano), Sid (Leguizamo) and Diego (Leary) are separated from Mannys family when the continents divide and leave them adrift atop an iceberg. Join-ing them on their ocean journey is Sids Granny, a new character voiced by Wanda Sykes with the type of sass and energy all sequels need to stay fresh. On their adventure they encounter a pirate ship led by an ape named Cap-tain Gutt (Peter Dinklage) and his sec-ond in command, a female saber-tooth tiger named Shira (Jennifer Lopez). They provide convenient foils to Manny and crew and set up some nice action sequences. But still, everything about their storyline is predictable. Meanwhile, back home a mountain is moving in on Mannys wife Ellie (Queen Latifah) and daughter Peaches (Keke Palmer), who is deal-ing with adolescent angst. Will Manny get home in time to save the day? Will Scrat, who only occasionally interacts with the main characters, finally get his acorn? Take a wild guess. The heroes struggle to return home is hardly new territory story-wise, and directors Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier dont bring many twists to keep us hooked. The script has some funny self-referential jokes and there are a few bon mots for adults, but over-all this is kids fare that couldve gone straight-to-DVD and no one wouldve questioned why. As for the 3D, there are many things that stick out of the screen, but its not very dynamic or engaging. By compar-ison, the colors and 3D in Madagascar 3Ž were bright and lively and popped; here they almost feel muted, as if the filmmakers want an old school anima-tion feel to a 2012 release. Clearly, Fox Animation has a long way to go before it catches up with Dreamworks and Pixar. Ice Age: Continental DriftŽ is harmless, it will make you laugh and smile, and the kids will probably enjoy it. But dont say I didnt warn you about the underwhelmed feeling youll have when you leave. Q To Rome With Love +++ (Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Ellen Page) Writer/director Woody Allens lat-est comedy follows different love stories in Rome, some with happier endings than others. Its not consistently funny, but the story, which is pure fantasy, is creative and engaging. Rated R. The Amazing Spider-Man ++ (Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans) High schooler Peter (Garfield) falls for classmate Gwen (Stone) and is bitten by a spider, which allows him to develop spider-like powers that come in handy against a gigantic lizard (Ifans). The story takes far too long to develop, but the performances and action are solid. Rated PG-13. Ted ++ (Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, voice of Seth MacFarlane) John Bennetts (Wahl-berg) teddy bear (MacFarlane) „ who is alive and vulgar and has plenty of bad hab-its „ gets in the way of Johns relationship with Lori (Kunis). John is such an idiot that he doesnt deserve Lori, so hes hard to sympathize with, but otherwise this is crass and funny throughout. Rated R. Q CAPSULES LATEST FILMS‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ i a T k f a dan >> A new short for “The Simpsons” called “The Longest Daycare” plays before the “Ice Age” feature. In it, Maggie and another baby ght for supremacy in their daycare center. Dont miss Palm Beach Countys Original Talent Search this weekend only! FOLLOW US ON: 1001 East Indiantown Road, Jupiter FL 33477 Sponsored in part by the Stateof Florida, Department of State,Division of Cultural Affairs, theFlorida Council on Arts and Culture MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE GUILDPresents m B eac h C oun t y s B h C t  l ent S earc h k end onl y D on t m i ss P D t i P O rigin al t h i s w FOR TICKETS CALL: ALL TICKETS $25 3ATURDAY*ULYs0-


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JULY 19-25, 2012 A33A free, traveling exhibit, Paradise in Peril: World War II in Palm Beach County,Ž is being displayed through July 31 in Bloomingdales Court at The Gardens Mall. The exhibit includes archival reproductions of text and photos illustrating the military and civil effort, accom-panied by artifacts featuring the Civil Air Patrol. The exhibit is hosted by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. The Gardens Mall is the last of six venues where it has been displayed since its debut in November 2011. Palm Beach County was used as a training ground for troops and provid-ed a civilian population ready to work for the war effort, according to a state-ment from the historical society. In 1940, the countys airport, Morrison Field, was expanded to accommo-date troops, and by February 1941, the first troops arrived. When Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941, the military expanded its facilities to include Camp Higgins at the Lake Worth Inlet and the Boca Raton Army Airfield. Camp Higgins was just one of many federal installations: Morrison Field, which is now Palm Beach International Airport, Camp Murphy is now Jonathan Dick-inson State Park and the Boca Raton Army Air Field is now the Boca Raton airport and a portion of the grounds of Florida Atlantic University. A portion of The Breakers became Ream Gen-eral Hospital and the Biltmore Hotel a Coast Guard SPAR training center. In western Palm Beach County, German prisoners of war were required to work in factories. There was a Prisoner of War Camp in Belle Glade. With the threat of invasion, local men, women and children staffed towers built along the beach and on the dike around Lake Okeechobee. The Civil Air Patrol flew along the coast watching for German submarines. All of these events are explored in the exhibit through archival photo-graphs featuring Palm Beach County citizens, maps of historically signifi-cant areas and artifacts. Hours at The Gardens Mall are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. The mall is at 3101 PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens. Call 622-2115. Q World War II artifacts, photos on display at The Gardens Mall PUZZLE ANSWERS Cook’s mess hallSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


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Hell be serving up to 20 courses for his special weekend dinners served omikase style (chefs choice). Small-er menus are served Tuesday through Thursday. Foods will be small plates of the chefs Asiatic cuisine. Expect artful pre-sentations with raw and cooked foods such as modern nigiri-style sushi, small servings of tuna and watermelon tar-tare. The chef composes this cold dish with Kalamansi soy, seaweed spheres, young basil leaves, fried somen noodles and curdled kalamansi cream. He calls it a refreshing and cooling starter. Another example is langgonissa (Filipino pork sausage) served with fried garlic and sesame rice balls, fresh and pickled daikon rolls, pea tendrils, garlic chives and kimchee ketchup (pictured above). These are Chef Villacrusis creative takes on street foods and dishes from the small izakaya of Japan to his native Philippines. He will expand on the foods he was serving at his former resr-taurant, Kubo in North Palm Beach. He said hes looking forward to having a showcase for his style of foods in a small setting where he can interact with the diners. With only 16 seats available per night, individual dishes as needed are possible with ingredients he buys daily, he said. Eventually, Id like to have my own restaurant, but for now, this is a great opportunity,Ž Chef Villacrusis said. Im really excited about the chance to cre-ate new dishes again and serve the people who appreciate my style and my cuisine.Ž The Tuesday-Thursday menu is six courses at $42 per person, while the Friday-Saturday menu is from 15 to 20 courses, at $88 per person. Diners are to note that the meal will take from two to three hours. Wines, sake, tax and tip are not included. Guests are permitted to bring one bottle of wine for two guests; a $15 cork-age fee applies. The Studio at Bangkok O-cha, 2502 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach. Open: Tuesday-Saturday, at 6:45 p.m. for one seating only. Reservations: Limited to 16 per night; required. For information or reservations: 632-7385; Frigates sails in: Frigates, the longawaited spot in North Palm Beach on U.S. 1 in the old Dennys location, has been serving for two weeks now and appears packed on weekends. Few reports are coming out of it, but weve noted a delivery truck in the parking lot almost every day. Word is the chef is a former Coola FishBar (Palm Beach Gardens) stove-master, and its a fish-forward menu, apropos with a dock out back and tiki bar overlooking the tiny canal. Its good looking from the outside, though according to another chef who went, its pricey.Ž Three sandwiches, including fried bologna, and grouper dogs, are $10; others are $12 and up. Note its just what weve heard because theres no web page, few Facebook posts and little else about them other than a trademark notice online. Q Jan Norris, longtime Palm Beach County food writer, writes a blog called Jan Norris: Food and Florida. See it at Asian-fusion chef brings pop-up to West Palm Beach RACHEL HICKEY/FLORIDA WEEKLY Chef Roy Villacrusis has created a restaurant within a restaurant called The Studio, which consists of 16 seats at the back of Bangkok O-cha. An omakase-style tasting menu of chef’s choice is served at the 16-seat Studio at Bangkok O-cha. Chuck Burger Joint in Palm Beach Gardens is making it possible for customers to have a great hormone-and-antibiotic free burger and raise money to provide meals for homebound seniors „ all at the same time. Through July, the restaurant at Midtown, 4665 PGA Blvd., will be donating all profits from Monday sales to Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches, which serves noontime meals to homebound residents in the West Palm Beach area. The more people who come in, the more money we raise for Meals on Wheels,Ž says Michael Curcio, founder of Chuck Burger Joint, which started its Charitable ChuckŽ program in Decem-ber, just a few months after it opened its doors. Were a part of the community and like to help local organizations.Ž The money donated by the restaurant will help Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches cover the cost of delivering as many as 1,000 meals a month to mostly seniors who benefit from the nutritious lunches and from the companionship of volunteers. Were very grateful to Mike and the team at Chuck Burger Joint for their support,Ž said Charlie Ring, executive director of Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches. Thanks to the members of our community were able to con-tinue growing our program.Ž As it grows, Meals on Wheels continues to need volunteers to help deliver meals or assist with other responsibili-ties. To find out about volunteering call 802-6979 or see Darden buys Yard House chain: Darden Restaurants Inc. has announced that it has agreed to acquire Yard House USA Inc. for $585 million in an all-cash transaction from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners LLC, manage-ment and investors. Created by Steele Platt, along with partners Harald Herrmann and Car-lito Jocson, the Yard House brand has grown to 39 restaurants across 13 states, including a location at Downtown at the Gardens. The brand will become part of Dardens Specialty Restaurant Group, which includes The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52 and Eddie Vs. Darden also owns The Olive Gar-den, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steak-house. Stay and dine at Brazilian Court: Pop into Palm Beach and experience Daniel Bouluds Summer popup res-taurant. Stay at The Brazilian Court Hotel & Beach Club and enjoy a special hotel dining package for two that includes a four-course Boulud Sud Mediterranean dinner with a glass of ros per person, and beautiful accommodations. The hotel stay and Boulud Sud dinner package are available through Sept. 2, starting at $269 a night (excluding tax and cost of additional beverages; call for details). For information, see or call 655-7740. Q Chuck Burger Joint helps raise money for Meals on WheelsSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


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