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THE HEART ATTACK RISK ASSESSMENT ITS FREE.ITS PRICELESS. S E E T A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A T A A T A A A S Tropical Storm Isaac did a number on the areas beaches „ and on sea turtle nests. Still, the folks who track nesting patterns on the beaches of northern Palm Beach County have been optimistic. Both John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center have reported record numbers of nests along shores. Along the 1.6 miles of shores tracked at MacArthur Park, loggerhead turtles laid a record 1675 nests, breaking the previous record of 1,308 set in 1995. Leatherbacks are also having a recordbreaking season, park officials said, with 93 nests „ a new record „ and green turtles are consistent with 225 nests this season.Turtle nest count rises, despite damage from Tropical Storm Isaac SEE TURTLES, A35 XBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012 Vol. II, No. 49  FREE Ian revisits GeraldJethro Tull’s Ian Anderson plays “Thick as a Brick.” A25X OPINION A4 PETS A6HEALTHY LIVING A11 BUSINESS A14 REAL ESTATE A18SOCIETY A20-21, 34ARTS A25EVENTS A30-31 PUZZLES A32FILM A33ANTIQUES A36DINING A39 SocietySee who’s making the local scene. A20-21, 34 XWest Palm diningThe downtown scene includes new dining options. A39 X OUR FLORIDA'S LIFEBLOOD COURSES ALONG WITH A LOT OF HELPBY TIM NORRIStnorris@” The South Florida Water Management District has actively maintained South Florida’s earthen levees since their construction in the 1950s and ’60s. LATE ONE SUMMER afternoon on the canal, in southern Palm Beach County, a man slides by, visible from the adjoining golf course only from the belt buckle up. From the canals steep banks, the half-figure looks like a prop, a mannequin riding a dolly, until arms lift to fling a rod and fishing line and a head, wearing a baseball cap, swivels to scan the banks ahead. When the fisher looks up, he can see that, from the southwest, a storm is coming. COURTESY PHOTO The South Florida Water Management District maintains a system of canals and levees. SEE CANALS, A8 X SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY A baby loggerhead swims in a tank at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. Brownie delightThis 8-year-old pup is ready for the quiet life. A6 X CANALS


A2 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY I wanted to go fishing the other day with my son. So I dug up some worms, and we walked across the road to the creek. And then I remembered: no fishing license.I wanted to go build a development on 1,500 acres the other day „ put in some golf courses and a few thousand condos along with 50 homes, and get rich „ and then I remembered: no building permits. Never mind, either, that I dont own the land. But what if I did? And what if I want to plant an orange grove or build another house or two on the property I do own by bulldozing my slash pines and oak scrub, with their gopher tortoises and scrub jays „ well hell, why shouldnt I be able to do that, at least? Its my property and I own it, which is a redundancy worth repeating. Its my prop-erty and I own it. Why should anybody else be able to tell me what to do with it? But with those endangered species sitting on the land like warts on a hog, they can. They, aka the guvmint, can tell me to leave it alone. Seems outrageous, doesnt it? Just how much influence should the guvmint have in our lives, anyway? The answer to that simple question lies at the heart of how we will vote in November, or how optimistic we will feel about our country next year. Its a peren-nial question, a centennial question, a millennial question „ whatever the size of its ennial, its a big question we have to answer. What about the guvmint?Answer it, and youll see the future. When I was young sometime in the 1800s (or was it only just yesterday in the middle of the 20th century?), there didnt seem to be too much guvmint around. That was a huge misconception on my part, of course. Just because we shot deer without a license, or fished without a license, or burned trash without a license, or built extra rooms on the house without a license, or drove without a license (in the mountains), or carried rifles behind the seat or pistols in holsters riveted to the doors of pickups without a license, or sold food from the side of the road without a license „ that did not mean the guvmint was not deeply and intimately involved in our lives. After all, Social Security had come in as big guvmint to help poor old people in the 1930s; World War II had come in as big guvmint to help young and old alike put down Nazis and Japanese imperial-ists in the 1940s; big business and small alike had come in as guvmint to build the interstate highway system and hook us all up by personal vehicle and semi-truck in the 1950s; civil rights, Medicare and a host of related programs had come in as big guvmint to help black people or sick old people in the 1960s, and so on. Guvmint was everywhere. It put in red lights at intersections. It stopped business monopolies so everybody got a chance at the pie. It insisted you couldnt drink and drive even though you had purchased a vehicle for the express purpose of doing so, and supporting an American car man-ufacturer and an American oil company in the process just because you were such a nice guy. Guvmint made you go to school, and it even built the schools and paid the teach-ers (not very much). It built the roads to the schools and hired the cops that waited on the sides of those roads so hotshots wouldnt run over you. It paid the fire-fighters (not very much) who showed up dutifully to entertain you during the fire drill after you pulled the alarm. And it did all of that even though you tried to convince your parents that you already knew everything „ that you knew things Einstein himself had never imag-ined or heard of, and therefore none of it was necessary. Guvmint even resurrected the draft and sent some people off to Vietnam, just like their dads. And sure enough, just like their dads some of them didnt come back. It was never perfect.Everybody knows that about guvmint. But what many dont often know is the answer to this simple question: what or who exactly is the guvmint that does all this? What or who is it who wont let me build my housing development; or fish without a license; or put in a strip mine on some of the last undisturbed wetland even though I own the land, because it might be good for you and future gen-erations if I dont, even though you and future generations dont own the land? Why its you, pal. I blame you. And the lady across the street. And my other neighbors, including the man with the Army Ranger sticker on his Jeep, a retired cop, who wrote me a letter and said that the government was about to take away our guns, and if we let them control any guns „ even the purchase of a hot-shot semi-automatic assault rifle in which you can file down the sear pin in about five minutes, slap in 30 rounds, and turn it into a machine gun „ then the govern-ment will take all our weapons. This guy is an honorable person, even if he is a little trigger-happy. So are the people who manage the com-munity pool and taught my sons to swim, and the exceptional teachers and prin-cipals who have guided my little fifth-grader from day one, and the Navy com-mander I know who will soon take them the helm of a missile destroyer, and the hardworking, hustling, helpful people in city hall and at the county guvmint offic-es where Ive almost always received the most courteous, alert service. Its incredible, I tell you „ whether I have to have a fishing license, or not. Whether I can build a golf course, or not.Our guv-mint „ excuse me, our government „ may not be per-fect, but its the best in the world. And youre it. So am I. Now what are we going to do? Q COMMENTARYBump ’n’ run with the guv’mint N a n m o t roger


A4 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONPresident ‘Incomplete’ amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Are people better off than they were four years ago?Ž is hardly a trick ques-tion. Its one of the most reliable cliches in American politics. So Gov. Martin OMalley, a Democrat from Maryland, should have been ready with some handy dodge when he was asked the question by Bob Schieffer of Face the Nation.Ž Really, in the circum-stance, any circumlocution would do. Instead, OMalley said No,Ž igniting a firestorm with his unadorned, monosyllabic honesty. Which didnt last. Within 24 hours, the skies had brightened, the malaise had lifted, and OMalley was pronouncing the country clearly better off.Ž OMalley can be forgiven for his initial forthrightness. People who make their living coming up with creative ways to avoid questions inconvenient to President Barack Obama didnt do all that much better. Asked twice on Fox News SundayŽ if Americans are better off, David Axelrod pointedly wouldnt say yesŽ or no.Ž Asked three times on This Week,Ž David Plouffe passed on a direct answer all three times. After getting knocked around for their evasiveness, though, the Obama team recalibrated and decided to answer absolutelyŽ to the better-off question. The herald of the new message was none other than the man best-suited to bluster his way through a not-particu-larly credible statement, Vice President Joe Biden. America is better off today than they left us when they left,Ž Biden told a union rally, before adducing as evidence what he called a bumper stickerŽ: Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.Ž The catchy bumper sticker doesnt address the better-off question. The query has to do with personal economic well-being. Its a wonderful thing that bin Laden was dispatched, but it doesnt give anyone any additional income. Its terrific for GMs remaining workers that they are still working, but the cost of the car companys bailout „ some $35 billion „ makes it a rotten deal for everyone else. A clever bumper sticker cant obscure that real median income has declined $4,300 since January 2009, the unem-ployment rate has been above 8 percent for 42 straight months, and long-term unemployment is up and labor-force participation is down. The Democrats can say all of this is an accident of tim-ing: The aftereffects of the Bush reces-sion are unfairly counted against their record. But the recovery that they take credit for is also an accident of timing. The economy wasnt going to keep shedding 800,000 jobs a month forever. In fact, the recovery proved dismayingly lackluster. President Obamas sig-nature initiatives „ a stimulus designed to sate pent-up congressional spending demands, ObamaCare, the hideously complex regulations of Dodd-Frank „ were irrelevant to or crosswise with promoting a sustained, robust recovery. Now, the president gives himself a grade of incomplete,Ž as if he has much else yet to accomplish. Yet his stated second-term agenda consists only of a tax increase on the wealthy, and get-ting along with the same congressio-nal Republicans he cant abide. Theres evidently nothing for him to complete, except riding out the consequences of his misbegotten first term. Eventually, Americans will be better off than they were in 2008. When that day finally comes, this president will have had nothing to do with it. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.No papers, no fear, at the Democratic conventionAs the Democratic National Convention was gaveled into session Tuesday, outside in the rain, in the paramilitarized heart of Charlotte, democracy in its fin-est form found expression. Democracy, that is, if you believe that its built on a foundation of grass-roots movements: the abolitionist struggle, the fight for womens suffrage, the civil-rights move-ment. In this city, where one of the first lunch counter sit-ins against segrega-tion occurred, 10 undocumented immi-grants blocked an intersection, risking arrest and possible deportation while calling on President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party to embrace the immigrant-rights movement and pass meaningful immigration reform. We are here to ask President Obama what his legacy will be,Ž Rosi Carrasco said as she climbed down from the UndocuBus,Ž colorfully painted with butter flies, that the activists traveled in from Arizona. What we want to say to President Obama is, on which side of the history is he going to be? Is he going to be remembered as the president that has been deporting the most people in U.S. history, or he is going to be on the side of immigrants?Ž Rosis husband, Martin Unzueta, said: I am undocu-mented. Ive been living here for 18 years. I pay taxes, and Im paying more taxes than Citibank.Ž The border state of Arizona has become ground zero in the national immigration crisis, with the passage of the notorious SB 1070 law that sought to criminalize simply being in the state without documentation. Such immigration determinations are under federal jurisdiction, and violations of them are actually civil offenses, not criminal. With SB 1070, Arizona pre-empted fed-eral immigration policy, until most of its provisions were struck down in federal court. While immigrant-rights activists consider the courts decision a victory, our nation remains plagued by its broken immigration policy. The Arizona law prompted similar bills in Republican-controlled state legislatures across the country. When a draconian anti-immi-grant bill was signed into law in Ala-bama, Latinos fled east to Georgia and Florida, while Alabama farmers, unable to find hired help willing to do the backbreaking work typically reserved for migrants, saw their crops rot in the fields. This is where movements come in. When the machinery of government breaks down, when politicians and bureaucrats create gridlock, it takes the power of the people to effect meaning-ful change, often at great personal risk. Across the U.S., immigrant activists are increasingly engaging in civil disobedi-ence, especially the young. Just as it was young people in North Carolina more than half a century ago who defied the advice of their elders to be more patient in the fight against segregation. Today, many young people have targeted Presi-dent Obama with sit-down actions in his campaign offices, pressuring for passage of the DREAM Act. Many of them came to this country as children, without documentation. President Obama showed some sympathy for these DREAMersŽ last June, when he announced a decision within the Department of Homeland Security to free 800,000 of them from the threat of potential deportation proceedings: Imagine youve done everything right your entire life „ studied hard, worked hard, maybe even graduated at the top of your class „ only to suddenly face the threat of deportation to a country that you know nothing about, with a language that you may not even speak ... it makes no sense to expel talented young people, who, for all intents and purposes, are Americans „ theyve been raised as Americans; understand themselves to be part of this country.Ž Many celebrated the announcement, then challenged the president to act on his pledge. Several activists got themselves detained so they could enter the Broward Transitional Center, a pre-deportation jail in Florida, and interview detainees. They found dozens of people who are eligible for release under President Obamas policies, but who languish in the jail nevertheless. Here in Charlotte, outside the convention center, 10 brave souls, among them a young woman and her mother, a couple and their daughter, sat down in the pouring rain on a large banner they placed in the middle of the intersection. The banner read No Papers, No FearŽ (in Spanish, Sin Papeles, Sin MiedoŽ), with a large b utterfly in the center. As the police surrounded them, I asked one of the women about to be arrested, why a butte rfly? Because b utter flies have no borders,Ž she t old me. B utter flies are free.Ž Q „ Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. „ Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!,Ž a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier.Ž PublisherMichelle Noga mnoga@floridaweekly.comEditorBetty Wells 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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Adoptable pets and other information can be seen at For adoption information call 686-6656. >> Elixer s a 2-year-old spayed Domestic. Amidst the hustle and bustle of shelter life, Elixer stays calm and col-lected. She keeps her big, round, golden eyes on the door, hoping with every visitor that someone will take her home. She is happy, sweet and friendly. PET TALESPet prepared Have a plan for your pet just in case something happens to you BY GINA SPADAFORIUniversal UclickIts a sad fact of modern life that when we think about disasters, our minds now add terrorist attacks and mass shootings to the natural calamities for which weve long been urged to keep our families prepared „ pets included, of course. But the fact remains that were far more likely to encounter a tragedy that wont make the news. Accidents, illness and even sudden death are regular visitors to our lives, and they commonly dont raise an eyebrow outside our immediate circle of friends and family. If something happens to you today, your pets need to be looked after, whether the situation will be tempo-rary or, sadly, permanent. Are you prepared? The first step is to make sure someone (or better yet, a couple of people) know that you have pets, where they are and how to care for them. Trade information with other pet-keeping friends, family or neigh-bors, along with the keys to each others homes. I like to recommend making a folder with all your pets information. Pictures and a physical description of your pet are a good place to start. Add to the file an overview of your pets medical records, including proof of altering and dates of vac-cinations. Instructions for any medications should include not only the dosage and where to find the bottle, but also whatever method you use to entice your pet to swallow the pill. Dont forget a copy of your pets license, as well as the name, address and phone num-ber of the animals veterinarian. Write down some information about the tricks and commands your pet knows, as well as any unique personality quirks, such as a favorite spot to be petted. Keeping all this information in an electronic file is also a good idea „ as long as there are directions on how to find it! As part of your preparation, talk to your veterinarian about setting up plans for emergency care or boarding. If youre a long-term client who always pays bills promptly, you should have no problem get-ting your veterinarian to agree to run a tab or charge to your credit card if you cannot be reached immediately. I have an arrange-ment with my veterinarian that if anyone „ absolutely anyone „ comes in with one of my animals, the doctor will take the pet in and do what needs to be done. And he knows that either I or my heirs will settle the bill later. If you are able to make such arrangements, put those details in the folder, too, and include any information on pet health insurance policies, as well. The final bit of information for the folder should concern arrangements for your pet if you never come home again. While no one likes to think about this possibility, you have a responsibility to your pets to provide for them after your death. You cannot leave money directly to an animal, but you can leave the animal and money to cover expenses to a trusted friend or relative. In some states, you can establish a trust in your pets name. Talk to an attorney about what arrangement is best for you and your pets. You should keep a copy of the file on hand in case you ever need to be evacu-ated with your pet. And be sure to trade copies with the person youll be counting on to rescue your pet should you ever not be able to. A few years ago, I had major surgery, and although everything turned out well, I didnt take it for granted that I would survive, much less thrive. I put such a folder together for each of my pets, com-plete with arrangements for the worst-case scenario. 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A8 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYThe image fits the setting. In a sense, South Floridas canals are disembodied. As surely as highways and power lines, as water and gas pipes and cable and Internet conduits and sewers, as bridges and tunnels, these canals belong to the human infrastructure. Some are part of a local drainage or improvement district or municipal system, some part of the larger South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), covering the bottom half of the state from six field stations, the nearest alongside SFWMD main head-quarters in West Palm Beach. Florida is furrowed with canals. Through 16 counties in central and South Florida, alone, the SFWMD oversees, fully or in part, some 2,600 miles of canals „ enough to reach from here almost to Los Angeles „ and another 1,000 miles of levees and berms, 61 pump stations, 700 culverts, holding ponds and reservoirs and more than 500 buildings and other facilities. That keeps a staff of about 1,800 hopping, especially in a storm. Canals demand design and engineering and management, bird-dogging and upkeep. Like other utilities, they carry out their daily duties mostly unnoticed, along with the cadres of workers who operate and care for them. But canals arent like other utilities. They show another, bigger kinship: the other-hood of flowing water. South Flori-da once presented an impossibly intricate array of land, water and life that obeyed another, natural set of laws: physical, chemical, biological, much of it still past human understanding. Just as fountains are artificial waterfalls, canals are artifi-cial rivers, a place where fish and birds and reptiles and furry mammals can live and work, somewhere an angler can ride on a flat boat or skiff, but disciplined and managed by human beings. They spring „ or float „ into action at the worst moments, such as Tropical Storm Isaac. What they have brought is efficiency and control. What they have lost, critics suggest, is paradise. Bystanders might wonder where the canal is taking this fisherman. They might better wonder where he and humans like him, especially in times of budget cuts, are taking the canals, and where their flow is taking the roughly 1.3 million people in Palm Beach County and 5.6 mil-lion in South Florida who live with and around them. For all, another kind of storm is coming. As Benjamin Franklin said, When the wells dry, we know the worth of water.Ž As any resident might have said, when the well is overflowing, we know the worth of canals.Nature and society collideIn the uses and impact of water, the forces of nature and of society continue to collide across Palm Beach County and the great Everglades and wider ecosphere beyond. Water for most of Palm Beach Countys drinking and households arrives by local delivery, from municipal and regional pipes and wells that tap the Bis-cayne Aquifer, rainwater captured under-ground between layers of limestone. Dur-ing dry months and drought, that water is replenished by canals. Fresh water keeps flowing, managers keep working to discipline and direct it, and conservationists keep asking how and why and when ƒ when efforts to restore natures balance will tip back toward the wild side. Nature doesnt make mixed concrete or asphalt or steel pipe or cable, but it is very good at waterways, at building and shap-ing them, swamping and parching them, narrowing and spreading them. Modern canals, at first, were a blunt, naive assertion of human power. The Tamiami Canal from the western Ever-glades to Miami, built from 1915 to 1928, and four main drainage canals (West Palm, Hillsboro, North New River and Miami) and their many feeders turned vast portions of swamp and wetlands into sugar cane and rice fields and housing and shopping developments and road-ways. They remain crucial distribution links, ways of shipping water to where people need and want it; they have bent, also and with the culture, toward the green-and-clean. Canals carry a heavy load, hydrological and political. Some of the load is lively. The debate ALWAYS is. Try calling a pub-lic meeting over plans to widen or narrow or dig or fill any canal. Shouting follows. Needs and wants collide even more dra-matically now in days of drawing lines and taking sides. While environmental-ists decry nearly a century of damage to fragile South Florida wetlands and rivers, anglers „ often allies „ resist efforts to backfill fisher-friendly canals to restore them. Property owners fight even the suggestion that they give up anything of theirs for the long-term good. As a fisheries biologist with the South Regional Office of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), based in West Palm Beach, John Cimbaro has viewed canal-anglers many times; has, in fact, BEEN one, every day that he can. He has seen the advantages of canals and the effects of environmental damage and human waste, too. Just then, he is casting a Beetle Spin lure with a rubber jig into the shimmering Earman River Canal (C-17), where it joins Lake Catherine in Palm Beach Gardens, hoping for sunfish. A breeze is just start-ing to ruffle the water. From the bank, Mr. Cimbaro can gaze south and west and easily envision the seemingly endless sheet of water that once spilled from the southern lip of Lake Okeechobee down through Loxahatchee and Big Cypress, recharging the Ever-glades. We cant go back to that, not all the way,Ž he says. He can also share a naturalists passion. I relax on my computer a lot, but to really rest I have to get out in the outdoors,Ž he says. I have to have some peace and quiet with a lot of green around me. And sharing the outdoors with family, thats as good as it gets on this earth.Ž Whomever they might please or dismay, canals are fertile for fish, and for fishermen and women. Mr. Cimbaro heads the FWCs local Fish Management Area program and writes The City Fisher, an authoritative, widely circulated quar-terly newsletter. He knows more than most about fishing the regions canals and ponds and other waterways. Espe-cially in spring and in dry periods, he says, fish swarm into canals. In one of them, the L-67A in Water Conservation Area 3 in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, anglers have been known to haul in 100 bass in a single day. Mr. Cimbaro would be happy, now, with just one. He is casting close along the canals edges, through shallows thick with weeds. Native vegetation, like eel grass, is the best for fishing habitat,Ž he says. Invasive plants arent as good, except this one. Hydrilla. Fish love hydrilla. Me, as a lake manager, I hate it. Its my worst headache. Torpedo grass, thats bad, too, and water lettuce and water hyacinth. We spend a lot of money controlling all of them.Ž Many of the fish swimming among them are invasive, too, including the Mayan cichlid and tilapia and oscar, exotics ille-gally introduced by humanity. Theres no going back there, either. Mr. Cimbaro and others tending canals and waterways have to deal with the world as it is, not as any-one or everyone might like it to be. Thunderclouds are building to the immediate west, and he has just glanced a weather radar map on his smart-phone. Looks good for now,Ž he says. Then he jerks the rod quickly. Just got a little bump,Ž he says. See that swirl?Ž He casts again. He hopes to land something before the storm hits. At that moment, in their headquarters in West Palm Beach, SFWMD meteorolo-gists are monitoring their own weather stations and screens, anticipating the rain, helping the staff operate the canal system and more than 2,000 automated remote facilities to handle it. Nature, they know from experience, demands patience and flexibility, some-thing human fixation and determination (and stubbornness and ownership) work against. These canals are a colossal feat of engineering. In the way they look and act, they imitate rivers. Canal critics aboundCritics dont always applaud the performance. Historically, Floridas canals have served agri-business and developers far more than stewards of the environ-ment. No less than the Wildlife Ecol-ogy and Conservation Department of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Florida, while prais-ing the systems success against floods and drought and use for recreation, says, flatly, that degradation of the Everglades ecosystem can be tied directly to the way canals drain and move water. Some of this water is tainted; surface runoff and seep-age from groundwater bring phosphorus from fertilizers, metals and chemicals „ including sulfur and mercury „ from industry and fuel and pesticides, con-taminants from septic tanks and landfills. Floridas Department of Environmental Protection routinely lists water quality in many canals as Impaired.Ž To all of them, Gabe Margasak, lead media relations specialist for the SFWMD, has a resounding answer. If we didnt have these canals,Ž he says, wed all be underwater.Ž As he says it, he is standing, on a latesummer morning, with Justin Pace, the immediate areas supervisor, at the very edge of a broad, recessed ribbon of water, a feeder canal along Flying Cow Road. Just down the canal, which is five-to-seven feet deep and 40 feet wide, their co-worker, Steven Rucker, in a mercifully air-conditioned cab, is attacking massive clumps of hydrilla and hydrophylla with a very large backhoe. Its nimbly managed bucket trowels the bottom and lifts a drip-ping mass of the water plants, weeds that grow as much as an inch a day. This is a little unmanned pump station,Ž Mr. Pace says, pointing to a small building and catch basin nearby. Theres a culvert a little ways down. Two main cul-verts drain from neighborhoods, and the pump station takes this water and puts it through the STA (Stormwater Treatment Area, which improves water to almost drinkable). We cant spray (herbicide) in this. Every six months, we go through this with a weed bucket, dump the weeds on the banks here, let them dry out for a couple weeks, bring the bulldozer in.Ž A glimpse of just this part of the management district hints at the sheer mag-nitude of their job. Work days are filled with maintenance, repair, replacement, new initiatives „ a reservoir is just being built to the south of them „ and plant control. That doesnt even mention storm and flood and humanity. Im responsible for about 2,500 square miles of land,Ž Mr. Pace says. We do 100 miles of canals, 200 miles of levees. Theres a lot of infra-structure. This is the busy season now, storm season. Were just trying to keep everything maintained right now. Were watching the weather.Ž On this day, as on so many recent days, the weather is hot and muggy. Showers can build and spill seemingly in moments, sending down millions of gallons for canals to handle, but the wider focus is on the Caribbean and the Gulf, where hur-ricanes grow. Not long after, Tropical Storm Isaac would dump millions upon millions of gallons on South Florida; much of it would be whisked to swales and lakes and STAs and the Atlantic Ocean by canals. In a sense, the men and their co-workers fight not just the onslaughts of nature but the follies of humankind. Here, these relatively few large canals take the vigi-lance and hard labor of a crew of 14, blue-collar and professional, Mr. Pace says, as sweat from a hot, humid day beads his forehead. Most people pay them no mind. What some DO mind is having to apply to the district or any government enti-ty for permits, to seek permission, alter plans and desires, on land they consider their own. Anyone who mentions shared duties and responsibilities and the need for conservation and restoration might get a salute, and its not to the flag. Responding, year after yearHumans have come to shaky terms with water the way they have with fire, air and earth, and Florida, a virtual sea-level cistern surrounded by salton sea, fairly swims in it. Canal engineers and operators fight a war with water, the elixir of life, Mr. Margasak suggests, on three fronts: flood and drought control, irriga-tion and drainage. Their latest duties include storm water treatment, a contribution to replenishing wells tapping the Florida aquifer, source of much of the states drinking water. They foster some navigation, too, even if mostly small boats and jet-skis, and, along the coasts, they resist salt-water intrusion. Adjustments have to be nimble and also far-reaching. On the levee that day, Mr. Margasak recalls an example. In the last drought, we had a couple of the driest CANALSFrom page 1SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTWest Palm Beach field station is responsible for 110 miles of canals, 200 water control struc-tures and other components of the flood protection system in Palm Beach County.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012 NEWS A9months on record since 1932, and then in October we had the wettest single month in the valley in 100 years,Ž he says. You go from one extreme to the other very quickly, and these guys have to respond to that, year after year, no matter what. We move water out in rainy season for flood control; when its dry, we hold as much in the canals as we can.Ž When a hurricane hits, Mr. Pace adds, they go into storm mode, ready to move a lot of water fast. Basically, people are broken into groups, A, B and C,Ž he says. Your A group ƒ go to the pump stations, and theyre locked in there for the dura-tion of the storm. After the all-clear is given and the storm is gone, the B crews come in, which is pretty much me and my crew. We come to work and debris teams go out, assess damages, set up central con-trol command, instant command control set-up. From there we just fix what needs to be fixed. We start deploying equipment and people and keep the water flowing at any cost.Ž In the current fiscal year, that cost runs to $576 million. Just more than half of that comes in taxes on property owners, about $67 million from the state, and the rest, the district reports, from licenses, permit fees, agricultural taxes and income from bonds and investments. Only a half-million came from the federal govern-ment. Potential cuts of more than $120 million are ricocheting inside Floridas legislature. To his and Mr. Margasaks case, FWCs Cimbaro adds an argument for canals thats almost as potent. As their human minders learn about how the ecosystem „ how the natural world in all its geo-logical and biochemical and mysterious majesty „ works, he says, canals are being turned more and more to the task of restoring part of what they and the rest of human development have fouled up and sucked away: the great natural wildlife reserve and water processing operation called the Everglades. Handling the infrastructureAs waterways, canals show more than banks and depths and flows. They are a mechanism, overseen and operated by human beings. To succeed, they need structures, from the smallest bric-a-brac weirs through gates and locks and cul-verts and, especially, pump stations, ways of adjusting and, when needed, reversing flow. And all of the SFWMD works are electrically alive. Tommy Strowd, the districts director of operations, maintenance and construc-tion, joined the SFWMD more than 20 years ago, and he has seen great changes. Back in the 50s, when this system was envisioned, there were obviously no computers, just radios and telephones and pick-up trucks,Ž Mr. Strowd says. These gates and these pumps and all these fea-tures were intended to be operated manu-ally. In other words, you go out once a day and you get a water reading, and then based on that water reading a person goes out and makes an adjustment to the struc-ture. If we were still doing that today, the system would be overwhelmed, because we couldnt react fast enough to deal with the amount of water that comes into the canals today based on all the development thats occurred.Ž All operations, emergency and routine, call for anticipation and vigilance. When we recognize theres going to be a large rain event in three days,Ž Mr. Strowd says, we create (by computer) a remote-con-trolled telemetry system so that, from our control room here in West Palm Beach, we can tell all the gates in South Florida how to operate to minimize or reduce the impact of potential flooding. And we start to do that several days in advance. If you compare that to the 1950s version, back then they would have gone out after the storm and opened the gates. Today, we open the gates two or three days before the storm event.Ž Mr. Margasak adds, The control room is manned 24 hours a day, all year, and they have engineers in there that operate the system. If theres a problem, they can dispatch a crew pretty quickly.Ž An ecosystem, over terrain and in weather, though, is not clockwork. In building and managing canals, Mr. Cimbaro says, designers, engineers and overseers achieved great successes and also made their share of mistakes. There was a measure of trial-and-error, of the unknown. Any effort to imitate and improve on nature, especially involving water, promises failure. As environmental awareness spreads and a green movement gains momentum in classrooms and com-merce, as Florida population continues to grow, those managing its water resources face new questions. They are all still learning. No one has all the answers,Ž Mr. Cimbaro says. You do the best you can.Ž No one, so far, suggests ripping out housing developments or bottling up canals, although a few canals HAVE been back-filled. The old geography and ecol-ogy of sheet flow are forever cut apart. Farmers and ranchers still need water for feed and irrigation. Drought still hits, fire still blooms, rain still falls and hurri-canes still happen. Canals and levees, the authors of a University of Florida ISAF Extension paper on their impact say, are the foundation of South Florida water management.Ž But the forces of environmental awareness, famously, DID stop a canal, stopped, in fact, the granddaddy of all regional canals, the Cross Florida. First hatched by the English and then the Spanish in the 1600s, the idea was revived in earnest by Americans in the 1820s, as the Erie Canal took shape, and more robustly in the 1930s, as a federal jobs boost in the Great Depression. The plan for a shipping canal bisecting the state from Jacksonville southwest to just above Yankeetown, north of Tampa, link-ing the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, seemed another robust expres-sion of can-do American problem-solving and job creation. Forestalled by citrus growers, the Miami shipping industry and politicians railing against federal waste, the plan sprang back to life in World War II as a barge canal. Floridas legislature and three U.S. Presidents and Congresses would sign off on versions of it. Even before the steam shovels went to work, though, local residents and out-door groups objected. When more mod-est plans for a cross-state barge canal revived in the 1960s and President Lyndon Johnson showed up for the groundbreak-ing, one woman, Marjorie Carr, stepped forward to save one river, the Ocklawaha, and a lot of people joined the fray. Steven Noll and David Tegender tell the tale of conflicting visions and grassroots resistance in their book Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Floridas Future.Ž In their introduction, they write, The mixed legacy of the Florida Barge Canal serves as a reminder that history provides no easy answers for the future.Ž Todays canals, at least, are an answer for now. Gators love canalsAs the SFWMD staff members are showing that recent morning, nobody stopped the rest of South Floridas canals. The state and its growing population needed them, demanded them. Margasak and Pace climb back into their Ford 4-by-4 Super Duty and head south and west along dirt roads atop the levees girding the C-51, the massive West Palm Beach Canal, first dug in the early 1900s to lower Lake Okeechobee and part of the Ever-glades for sugar cane and other farming. This stretch of waterway, some 100 feet wide and more than 12 feet deep, almost hides inside its berm from the roadway nearby. The men drive through the S-5A Pump Station and head west and south, wanting to show the days next weed-clogged feeder canal. The crew will go to work there the following morning. On the levee, looking west over Stormwater Treatment Area 1 and south across the far larger Water Conservation Area 1, part of the Everglades Protection Area, Mr. Margasak speaks of competing needs and uses, of balance. Irrigation. Flood control. Drainage. Recreation. Wildlife, above the surface, on it and under it. The two men could look behind them, into an adjoining holding pond, and see the snouts and backs of three large alliga-tors breaking the smooth surface. For the dominant reptiles, canals can be a happy hunting ground. Some photos show doz-ens of them, their backs cobbling the surface like paving stones. Canals make more than alligators happy. On the job, Mr. Pace and his crew routinely see the full host of water birds, bobcats, deer, otters, indigo snakes, wood storks, even a bear. Once they found and rescued, well inland, a manatee, which had somehow bellied over their head-gates in a rainy winter. Water might undermine and destroy, but it also enhances. To pump up the value of a property, just add water: not a flood, please, but a water-view and water access. To inland cityscapes and rural farms, canals add water. Attitudes toward canals are complicated by that second set, used not in flood control or drainage or drought relief but as boat harbors and scenery. A number of develop-ments have been built around sets of canals; in the 1920s, George Merrick laid out Coral Gables with more than six miles of them, and Cape Coral in southwest Florida is said to have more canal miles (400) than Venice, Italy, though Venetians might argue the measurement. Strangers turning into neigh-borhoods from Royal Palm Beach near Boca Raton to North Palm Beach, trying to head east to the sea, find themselves turning out-and-back and up-and-down among the sealed-off fretwork of canals like the little magnetic bug in the channels of Tickle Bee. Mr. Strowd understands and appreciates the ins-and-outs of canals more than most. Some residents, he says, start thinking of the larger working canals as extensions of their homes and yards. Someone has a house on a really nice canal, and the first thing they want to do is plant some trees and put a chair out there and enjoy it,Ž Mr. Strowd says. Those trees could pose a serious problem if, in a wind event, theyre pushed over into the canal. We have a pret-ty robust right-of-way division or group, their main responsibility is working with home-owners to help them understand those threats. A lot of folks are pretty industri-ous on the weekend. You can have a pretty clear canal bank one day and the next day we have a big barbe-cue pit and trees and things we need to go talk to them about. A fallen tree can block the canal and flood all the property upstream.Ž Far more than trees and grass clippings land in canals. I never cease to be amazed by the things people will throw in a canal,Ž Mr. Strowd says. Sometimes stolen cars find their way into our canals, sometimes in large numbers. Weve had sweeps in our canals to check for that, weve pulled six, eight, even a dozen abandoned or stolen vehicles out of our canal system.Ž A few of the cars, as they land, have people in them. Most of the occupants escape; some dont. The management dis-tricts job has widened, Mr. Strowd says, to include building safety barriers where canals and roadways cross. Mr. Margasak, listening in, says, And the shopping carts.Ž Mr. Strowd assents. Ive got a picture where we pulled up 50 to 100 shopping carts, and they were all in one place,Ž he says. What was that?ŽBalancing nature and societyThey are preoccupied, though, by a far bigger initiative. The seal of the SFWMD includes, on an inner ring, the words Protector of the Everglades Since 1949.Ž Environmentalists can argue that the slo-gan is, at best, half of the story. The record includes lawsuits filed against the district by the likes of the Miccosukee Tribe and the Sierra Club, seeking better protection. Still, the story of canals is an epic, retold daily. Debate over the effects of canals on the ecosystem and the quality of life for humans and animals and other living things, like any political argument, involves flailing with chains of numbers, arrived at by careful study and calculation and also by hook and by crook. Many of the figures and measurements, especial-ly involving amounts and movement of water, are staggeringly large, and they can butt heads like virtual wooly mammoths. Staff of the SFWMD, for instance, take justifiable pride in handling the most spontaneous fall of water onto South Florida: rain. On any given day, the canal system will move 1.7 billion gallons of fresh water into the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Local officials and those with an environmental bent can also point out, as Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation does in a sign at Green Cay, a county-owned wetland in Boynton Beach built from a former green pepper farm, that one acre of wetland can store up to 1.5 million gallons of floodwater. Nature is efficient, ruthless and vastly complex; a human society can be, too. The trick is finding a balance, coming to terms. The effort is ongoing. People arent going to tear out housing developments, Mr. Margasak says, and if nature does it for them, they build them back, like beleaguered ants restoring their hills after a heavy rain. Some rains are heavier than others. When the next hurricane hits, the over-seers of canals plan to freight the water and meet whatever needs they can. SEE CANALS, A10 XTIM NORRIS/FLORIDA WEEKLYJohn Cimbaro has seen the advantages of canals and the effects of environmental damage and human waste, too.


Join collector Scott Simmons for his version of the Antiques Roadshow This part treasure hunt, part history lesson, and part adventure is open to the public at no charge!Join us Saturdays from 1 p.m.-5 STORE Self Storage and Wine Storage.September 29October 27November 17 Is it a Trinket or a Treasure?Sessions with Scott are offered at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Reservations are required and limited to 20 people per session; one item per person.For reservations, call STORE Self Storage and Wine Storage at 561-627-8444 .Collectible Marketplace … 1 p.m.-5 p.m.Browse or purchase unique estate items, artwork, treasures, and accessories from Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Thrift Store All proceeds bene“ t the charity.TRINKETS OR TREASURES? Scott SimmonsFlorida Weekly reporter, antique a“ cionado 11010 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 | A10 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYFor the moment on this recent afternoon, Mr. Cimbaro is struggling just to land a fish. He is getting plenty of hits on his Beetle Spin and rubber jig, but no commitment. No trouble. Canal-side is one of his favorite places to be. I got started out-doors as a birder,Ž he says, just watching nature. I gradually got interested in fish-ing, then camping and hunting. I wanted to interact more with the environment around me, and fishing was one way to do that. It makes me part of the ecologi-cal food chain. For most people, this is a way to get outdoors, just relax, enjoy time with family and friends. A back yard or a park and grassy bank like this on a canal is perfect.Ž Walking east from the grassy peninsula where Lake Catherine joins the Earman River Canal, Mr. Cimbaro flings the lure toward the MacArthur Boulevard bridge, hoping for bass. The storm is almost on him. Then, as if by magic, he gives a low Oh!Ž and pulls up something silvered and acrobatic. He holds it across his palm and smiles, in relief. I didnt want to get skunked,Ž he says. Even in muted light, the fish sparkles. Sunfish,Ž Mr. Cimbaro says. A native.Ž He slides the hook easily from the small mouth, and, in moments, the sunfish slaloms back into the dark green canal, and home. For more on the canals, their operation, impact and wildlife, the water manage-ment website is brim-full of background, charts and multi-media. Canal fishers will find plenty of helpful guidance, directional maps, charts, back-ground, biology, equipment and fishing tips, including back issues of The City Fisher and detailed breakdowns of fishing specific canals, at or by call-ing John Cimbaro at the fisheries office, 791-4730. Q The first of South Floridas modern system of canals and levees answered an emergency call triggered not by storm but by a flood of another kind. Starting not long past the turn of the last century, a tidal wave of humanity was sweeping down into Florida from the north, building roads and cities and places to live and shop, felling cypress and slash pines, uprooting mangroves, leveling scrub and dunes, gouging out and filling in wetlands and swamps, plug-ging and redirecting waterways. If there is a grandfather or godfather of Florida canals, it is Hamilton Disston, a wealthy industrialist and developer from Pennsylv ania. His company, inherited from his father, designed and manufac-tured saws, the kind with narrow blades and sharp teeth, the kind used to turn forests into farm fields. In 1881, when the national land-rush was on to the west and south, he bought 4 million acres of Florida, and he targeted some for cultivat-ing sugar cane and rice and even more for building houses. One of his first moves was gouging a channel along the Kissim-mee River to connect Lake Kissimmee to Lake Okeechobee. He aimed, basically, to lower the Kissimmee River floodplain and drain the Everglades; while he failed at that, a land boom followed, built partly on the American dream „ and accom-panying infrastructure nightmare „ of a small plot of land and a home in paradise. From 1920 to 1980, Floridas population surged from just short of 1 million to almost 10 million (its past 19 million, now), and nearly all of them wanted good housing and views and conveniences, grocery stores, gas stations, resorts, golf courses, restaurants and tiki bars and places to shop and dump leftovers. Nature collected a toll. The Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 and the Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928 still register in vivid photographs and living memory. The first storm broke through the earthen dikes on Okeechobees south end, killing nearly 300 people; the second, a Category 5, blasted through dikes on the north and south, flooding hundreds of square miles, and more than 2,500 people died. Nothing like the Florida canal system existed anywhere. Post-disaster, the canals and levees joined a herculean effort to stanch and redirect the water. This wasnt Venice or Amsterdam, though both offered lessons in canal-making and levee-building. This was modern, melt-ing-pot, chockablock Florida. Lawmakers, federal and state, called in the Army Corps of Engineers, already channeling and shaping a series of coastal and inland waterways into the 3,000-mile Intracoastal Waterway. The government answered the first storms with the first stages of the Herbert Hoover Dike, sur-rounding the lake with earthworks about 30 feet high. Then, in 1947, massive rains driven partly by another hurricane flooded much of South Florida. Reacting again to public need and outcry, federal lawmak-ers created the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control Project, which the state adapted into a district, creating a system of water-controlling canals and levees unmatched anywhere. Canals built afterward had a more immediate, more universal load to carry. In 1972, the states Florida Water Resources Act turned the flood control district into the SFWMD and its five management districts, adding water quality to their list of duties. As SFWMDs Director of Operations, Maintenance and Construction, with 20 years on the job, Tommy Strowd knows the workings better than most. I have to shout out to the engineers and the scien-tists who were here in 1949 and 1950, who came up with the concept of this system of canals,Ž Mr. Strowd says. They didnt have fancy computers. They had slide rules and graph paper. They developed a system that, if this drainage system didnt exist, you wouldnt have the size of the population in Dade and South Florida that lives here. The number of people who are here today is because of the effectiveness of that system not just to prevent flooding, but to provide water for water supply. These canal systems hold back just enough water to recharge groundwater and to provide water for the well-fields of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach Coun-ty, Monroe and the Keys. That population depends on the water conserved by that project. They came up with this in 1949, 1950 and there wasnt a lot of technology around. It was just good, solid common-sense engineering that made it all work. It still needs to work, every day.Ž „ Tim NorrisCanals began with “good, solid common-sense engineering” CANALSFrom page 9


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPT 13-19, 2012 A11 this season! this season! HEALTHY LIVINGMarcie hated it when her husband got like this. When something really bothered Howard, he refused to let it go. This time, Marcie worried that his pig-headedness would destroy her friendship with her closest friend, Janie Smith. The two couples lived nearby and had been friends forever. Howard was fit to be tied that Brad Smith had turned Howard down when hed asked for a favor. In Howards mind, it should have been no big deal for Brad to ask his boss to consider a bid from Howards company for a lucrative project. Howard was fuming because he and Marcie had done several favors for the Smiths, including watching their pet poodle when they had to leave town unexpectedly. In Howards way of thinking, the Smiths owed them big time for the favors they had done. Brad had stated he really would have liked to help Howard out, but he didnt feel he had a solid enough relationship with his boss to suggest that his company consider Howards business proposal. He stressed that their friendship was important to him and he hoped Howard would please understand and not be upset. But Howard was fuming and didnt accept Brads explanation. He was convinced Brad didnt want to put himself out and was a real taker. Marcie was embarrassed to face the Smiths because of Brads coldness. She thought Howard was acting unreasonably, but knew he would be outraged if she dared to tell him so.So, lets be honest with ourselves:What truly motivates us to do favors for other people? Certainly, most of us feel a real sense of pride knowing we make a differ-ence in anothers life, whether its in a small, inconsequential way, or with huge magnitude. Much of the time, this satisfaction sufficiently fills our needs. It wouldnt occur to us to expect any-thing in return. However, there are instances when doing a favor becomes a calculated action with clear-cut motives and an expectation for some consideration in return. Much of the time, both parties are in agreement they have a reciprocal understanding each will make efforts to go out of the way for the other. For example, taking turns carpooling or inviting each others kids for play-dates. In the workplace, colleagues may establish a collegial relationship, where both parties have each others backs, knowing each will support the others work for the well-being of the company and their respective careers. Both are aware there may be an unevenness, but theres no need for careful tallies of who does what, because the assumption is it will even out over time. The same holds true for friendships. Solid, mutual friends often assume there will be ups and downs. At any given moment, one friend may lean more heavily on the other, but the trust and camaraderie of the relationship should transcend keeping score. But in some relationships, things are not so clear-cut, and not so comfort-able. It can be hurtful over time, if we conclude weve been doing the lions share of the giving and have received little in return. And, it may even feel like a betrayal, when a dear friendŽ disap-points us in a time of real need. In those circumstances, it may be in our interest to reconsider the value of staying in the relationship. At the very least, we should take steps to protect our feelings and self-esteem. Some of us only give with certain expectations or strings attached. We may become especially vigilant, watch-ing carefully to make sure things are even. Or else, we not only expect quid pro quo, but have specific expectations of how we should be paid back in return for our efforts. If another person turns down a request, we may become high-ly offended. When we performed the favor originally we may have been not only disingenuous, but also dishonest. Ostensibly, we may have implied we were giving in a friendly way, when in fact, there were strings attached and the favor was a thinly veiled act, with an agenda. Some of us perform favors believing the other is now indebted to us to recip-rocate. We may assume our efforts will place the other person in a position of consciously or unconsciously giving us an advantage when making decisions. The other person might have been ini-tially appreciative of our largesse, but may have quickly turned down the favor had they known what we expected in return. In these cases, it would have only been fair to spell out our expecta-tions up front so both parties would have had the opportunity to consider what they were prepared to do. Cer-tainly, none of us likes to feel pressured or held hostage in a relationship, where we feel obliged to compromise what feels comfortable. There are always some who give with the mentality of Whats in it for me?Ž Sadly, these people often lose out on the spontaneity and joy that a genuine relationship offers. Q Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. A Palm Beach Gardens resident, she holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Gardens office at 630-2827, or you a expect a favor for a favor, make that known right up front linda


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The terminal will be located in the northwest section of PBIA in West Palm Beach. This agreement with NetJets allows Signature to offer enhanced services to NetJets Owners and crews while at the same time expanding our capacity at Palm Beach International Airport,Ž said Maria Sastre, chief operating officer of Signature Flight Support, in a prepared statement. The long-term nature of the agreement further solidifies our valued relationship with NetJets.Ž The new terminal will have several key elements, the statement said. Q The location of the new terminal near Military T rail and Belvedere Road will allow rapid access to major road-ways and the commercial terminal. Q Facility design features include a streamlined passenger transition to and from the aircraft ramp, modern furnish-ings, conference and business center capabilities, crew lounge and rest areas and flight planning facilities. Q Expected to generate a significant financial investment and quality con-struction jobs before scheduled com-pletion in 2013, the new terminal is an example of corporate and civic coop-eration that will have a positive and ongoing economic impact on the entire community. Adam Johnson, president, sales, marketing and service for NetJets North America, said in the statement, Signa-ture is a customer-centric flight support services provider for NetJets and we look forward to welcoming our owners to this new state-of-the-art facility in Palm Beach. The new, dedicated facility will be built and operated to NetJets specifications and owner preferences. Signature shares NetJets dedication to safety and service, and we have com-plete confidence that their exceptional performance and commitment to serv-ing their customers needs will meet and exceed the expectations of our owners and crews.Ž Signature is the worlds largest fixedbase operation and distribution net-work for business aviation services. Signature services include fueling, han-gar and office rentals, ground handling, maintenance and a wide range of crew and passenger amenities at strategic domestic and international locations. With headquarters in Orlando, Signature currently operates at more than 100 locations in the United States, Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. For information, see NetJets, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a leader in private aviation. Net-Jets fractional share ownership allows individuals and companies to buy a share of a private jet at a fraction of the cost of whole aircraft ownership, and guarantees availability 365 days a year with just a few hours notice. The NetJets programs worldwide offer the largest and most diversified fleet in pri-vate aviation, which includes 13 of the most popular business jet types in the world. The Marquis Jet Card provides access to the NetJets program through a 25-hour jet card. NetJets Inc. also offers aircraft management, charter manage-ment and on-account charter services through its subsidiary, Executive Jet Management. For information on Net-Jets, see Q Groundbreaking set for private terminal at PBIA SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Better Business Bureau is warning well-meaning seniors about emer-gencyŽ scams designed to fool them into thinking that their grandchild is hurt, arrested or stranded, and in need of money. According to recent FBI reports, the grandparent scamŽ has been around since 2008, but there has been a surge recently. Retirees are an attractive target for financial scammers. As noted by Western Union, emergency scams play off of peoples emo-tions and strong desire to help others in need. Scammers impersonate their victims and make up an urgent situa-tion „ Ive been arrested,Ž Ive been mugged,Ž Im in the hospitalŽ „ and target friends and family with urgent pleas for help and money. BBB offers the following tips to avoid the grandparent scam: Q Communicate. Teens should share travel plans with family members before leaving the state or country. Q Share information. Teens should provide the cell phone number and email address of a friend they are trav-eling with in the case of an emergency. Family members should remind students to be cautious when sharing details about travel plans on social media. Q Know the red flags. Typically, the grandparent receives a frantic phone call from a scammer posing as their grandchild. The grandchildŽ explains that he or she has gotten into trouble and needs help, perhaps caused a car accident or was arrested for drug pos-session. The grandchildŽ pleads to the grandparents not to tell his or her parents and asks that they wire thousands of dollars for reasons such as posting bail, repair-ing the car, covering lawyers fees or even paying hospital bills for a person the grandchild injured in a car accident. Q Ask a personal question, but dont disclose too much information. If a grandparent receives a call from someone claiming to be their grand-child in distress, BBB advises that the grandparent not disclose any informa-tion before confirming that it really is their grandchild. If a caller says, Its me, Grandma!Ž dont respond with a name, but instead let the caller explain who he or she is. One easy way to confirm their iden-tity is to ask a simple question that the grandchild would know such as what school he or she goes to or their middle name. For more information, see Q How to avoid the ‘grandparent scam’SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012 BUSINESS A15 MONEY & INVESTING Fiscal crisis is not limited to national levelThe U.S. government has been running trillion dollar plus deficits over the past several years and the nation carries a large national debt of $16 trillion plus some $35 trillion net present value of future liabilities for various entitlement programs. In total, the real national debt approaches $51 trillion. The federal government, however, is not the only governmental entity in trouble „ the combined debt of state and local govern-ments stands at $3 trillion. Their unfunded pension liabilities are another $3 trillion and those numbers do not include the present value of future payments that states will make under Medicaid „ clearly several more trillion. For some states, part of the issued debt relates to public pension costs. Facing budget shortfalls, states floated cheap municipal bonds in order to make required annual pension contributions that were pro-jected to earn 7.5 percent for their public retirees. Beyond these generic problems, there are many governmental entities that have really hit a wall due to spending excess or revenue/receipts shortages. Municipal services can only be cut back to a point and local/state tax increases can backfire into a corporate and individual taxpayer exodus. Once at those limits, municipalities then look to lessen creditor cash payments and the likely candi-dates are the large, public pension contracts. If negotiations with these and other creditors fail, the municipality might seek legisla-tion mandating reductions in public pension and health benefits. If so, the legislation is generally challenged in the courts. In fact, in the case of Floridas legislated public pen-sion cutbacks, the case was moved directly to the Florida Supreme Court. So, at the end of these legal maneuverings, each state will ultimately decide its sovereign matters, including whether pension contracts can be broken in order to get fiscal budgets back to manageable levels. Some cities fail in their negotiations. Some realize that tweakingŽ pension costs or using creative budget accounting methods are serious and destructive wastes of ticking time. Some have proceeded to file bank-ruptcy, seeking a court-appointed receiver to force debt reductions. Californias San Bernardino, Stockton, Vallejo and Mammoth Lakes, and Rhode Islands Central Falls have all filed bank-ruptcy and expectations are that more will follow. The o utcomes of these bankruptcies will be clear signals for other municipal creditors (including public pensions) how they might fare if their pre-bankruptcy nego-tiations fail. To date, a state has not filed bankruptcy but surely it has been conversa-tion at various times for California, Illinois, New Jersey and Penn sylv ania. Why have state and local budgets been called into accountability sooner than the federal budget that continues to march toward 2013s fiscal cliff? Yes, a few states have taken their constitutional or statutory balanced budget requirements seriously. But most states just lack their own Federal Reserve, i.e. a buyer of their deficit spending using electronic printing to fund their debt. Most voters are not aware of the significance of these state and local fiscal prob-lems until the problems explode. How so? Most governmental entities use accounting methods which, though standard for munici-palities, understate the true debt burden and sometimes use gimmickry to make the budget work.Ž If cash accounting is used, there is no accounting for huge future liabili-ties, which must be reported under accrual accounting. The can was kicked down the road until now as the once future liability has matured to be a present cash drain. State budget practices make ƒ fiscal stability and sustainability difficult ƒ (For instance) revenueŽ and expenditureŽ are not defined terms. The use of borrowed funds, off-budget agencies and the proceeds of asset sales are not uncommon practices, often rendering balanced budgets illusory,Ž according to the State Budget Crisis Task Force (July 2012 report). The lack of finan-cial transparency makes it more difficult for the public to understand the critical nature of problems such as pensions and other pay-ment obligations. Temporary one-shot mea-sures to avoid or delay hard fiscal decisions mask these underlying problems. Opaque and untimely reporting, coupled with nonex-istent multiyear planning, severely hampers efforts to address these problems in a serious manner.Ž Them aintŽ the words of Republicans, the party often characterized as overreact-ing to fiscal deficits. Two exceptionally tal-ented Democrats (former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and New Yorks former Lt. Gov., Richard Ravitch) led the task force. They truly understand the importance of federal and municipal fiscal sanity, pull no punches and want Grecian formulaŽ accounting to come to an end. The two biggest problems, according to the report are: Q Medicaid Its growth far exceeds the growth of states receipts. It is liter-ally crowding out school and infrastructure needs. Medicaids costs will worsen with an aging population and under the new health care law. According to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, total Medicaid costs are likely to grow at an aver-age annual rate of 8.1 percent between 2012 and 2020 if the health care reforms in the Affordable Care Act are implemented and at a rate of 6.6 percent if they are not. Q Underfunded retirement promises for public employees For 2010, the 50 states in aggregate had a $1.4 trillion shortfall. Specifi-cally, state public pensions are underfunded by one third or $750 billion. State retiree health benefit plans are underfunded 95 per-cent or $660 billion, according to The Pew Center on the States, June 2012 report. Words to the wise: Carefully select your city and state for residency as its fiscal condition can really impact you. And when voting this year, consider electing men or women who will have the capacity, experi-ence and commitment to address these criti-cally important budget issues. 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Cultural diversityQ The seaside city of Qingdao, China, is (as described in August by NPR) not a vacation community for superheroesŽ even though many beachcombers wear masks while lounging and sunbathing. The garments are face-kinis,Ž or light cloth coverings that protect against the terror of tanning.Ž While Western cul-tures celebrate skin-darkening, many Chi-nese associate it with lower-status and outdoor occupations, and a pale skin sug-gests having lived a pampered life.Q A Saudi Arabian agency is raising the equivalent of about $130 million to break ground in 2013 on an entire city to be managed and staffed by female employ-ees, with three more such cities being contemplated. Raising womens employment rate is a goal of the kingdom, where until last year, nearly all jobs were held by foreigners and Saudi males, including jobs as sales clerks in womens lingerie shops.Q A centuries-old practice of Chinas upper crust continues today, reported in August, except with a bit more circumspection. Rich and/or pow-erful people on trial or convicted can still get away with hiring replacements to serve their sentences „ but because of ubiquitous Internet videos, only if the replacements facially resemble the perps. Since the rich person winds up paying for his conviction (though a relatively small price), Slate called the practice (ding zuiŽ) sort of a cap-and-tradeŽ policy for crime. Latest religious messagesQ Prayer failed for Leslie Burton, 26, and Terrell Williams, 22, in St. Paul, Minn., in July. As they sat in the back seat of a police car while officers searched their own car, the pair, touching hands (accord-ing to the cruisers video camera), quietly begged divine intervention that the guns in their car not be found. However, not only were the guns spotted, but a subsequent strip search revealed a baggie of suspected Ecstasy pills in Williams rectum.Q In August, an abbot at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya Buddhist temple in Bang-kok, Thailand, reported that Steve Jobs is doing well now as a mid-level angel.Ž He was reincarnated as a half-Witthayathorn, half-Yak,Ž which the Bangkok Post took to mean that Jobs continues to be a giantŽ and a seeker of scientific knowledge and apparently resides in a parallel uni-verseŽ near his former office in Cuper-tino, Calif. Questionable judgmentsQ The mayor of Triberg, Germany, touted his towns new public parking area in July by noting that 12 of the spac-es were wider, and well-lit, compared to the others, and would be reserved for female drivers. The harder-to-access mens spacesŽ required maneuvering at an angle around concrete pillars. (M)en are, as a rule, a little better at such chal-lenges,Ž the mayor said, predicting that the mens spots would become a visi-tors attractionŽ for the town. Q New signs were posted on doors of single-use restrooms in two medical clinics in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in July and immediately confused a transgen-der activist interviewed by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News. Three silhouette figures appear on the door: a man, a woman, and what is suppos-edly a gay-lesbian-bisexual-transgender (which is a half-man, half-woman with the right-hand side of the figure wear-ing a dress and with sloping shoulders and the left-hand side with the thicker pant legs of a man). 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Breathtaking beachfront views on Singer IslandSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012 A18 FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS The perfect blend of comfort and luxury make each residence at Beach Front a special retreat for the most discerning owner. Indulge each day with a beachfront stroll, a tropical endless edge pool and lush garden landscaping, and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway. This beautiful 16th floor direct oceanfront residence has a gracious floor plan over 3,000 square feet with three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and stainless steel appliances, granite counters and ample cabinetry in the kitchen. There is a small den off the kitchen for a quiet getaway. The home features private elevator access to a foyer, and a balcony with the most breathtaking views on Singer Island. Watch the turtle hatchlings return to the sea or enjoy the sun rising each morning over the glistening ocean waves. Beach Front, Singer Island was built by Toll Brothers. Attention to detail has made this complex one of the best in the area. Each residence features a grand foyer entrance, beautiful large terraces, glass balconies and private beach access. Twenty-four hour security, concierge services and exquisite amenities add to the serenity of living at 4600 North Ocean Drive. This residence is offered for sale by Walker Real Estate Group, Jeannie & Jim Walker, 561-889-6734, The asking price is $1,495,000. Q


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A20 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WEEKL Pucci and Catana celebrates FashionÂ’s Night Out on We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the photo albums from the man 2 4 5 8 3 1 6 7


Let the LIVE Music Move You Every Friday and Saturday Night!Don’t miss the weekend nightlife in Centre Court where the Rock ‘n’ Roll is electric, the Jazz is smooth, the Acoustic is sweet, and the listening is easy. DOWNTOWN at the Gardens is your destination for nighttime celebration and live rhythms that will make you anything but blue. FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS 7-10PM, CENTRE COURT FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012 NEWS A21 WEEKLY SOCIETY s Night Out on Worth Avenue in Palm Beacho 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@ 9 11 14 10 KELLY LAMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY 13 15 12 1 Amanda Chussler and dog Duey 2 Theresa Gibbons, Ken Veit, Laura Scouller 3 Erica Kenwood and dog Nefertiny, Dominique Dattilo and dog Pandora Rae, Leonora Dattilo and dog Chester 4. Caki Papas, dog Olivia Ray, Laura Scouller 5. Ashley Scouller, Jo Jo Harder 6. Cindy Ritter, Jeremy Wiesen and dog Daphne Simone 7. Cynthia Gurino, dog Princess Sarah, dog Princess Giana, Lulu Garchitorena 8. Pam Roth and dog Bear 9. Cynithia Gurino, dog Princess Sarah, dog Princess Giana, Jo Jo Harder10. Amy Kroft, Kristen Kroft, Tiffany Ehret, dog Moo11. Stephanie Klein, Patsy Spero and dog Dudley12. Chelsea Mooney, Ashley Scouller13. Ken Veit and dog Garbo14. Karen Kossman and dog Ginger15. Bettina Veit and dog Santos


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OPEN HOUSE 1-3 UNDER CONTRA CT IN 3 DAY S 53(WYs3UITE *UNO"EACH&,s No Appointment Necessary-ONr&RIAMrPMs3AT3UNAMrPM Visit the Urgent Care of the Palm Beaches in THE-ARQUISE0LAZAJUST.ORTHOF0'!"OULEVARD ON53(WYIN*UNO"EACH N 1 $ONALD2OSS2OAD 0'!"OULEVARD s!LLERGIESs!UTO7ORKERS#OMPENSATION)NJURIESs"LOOD0RESSURE3CREENINGAND-ANAGEMENTs#OUGH#OLDs$RUG3CREENINGINCLUDING$/4s%+'AND,ABS s&LU3HOTSANDOTHER6ACCINATIONSs)NSECT"ITESs,ACERATIONS7OUND2EPAIRs-INOR&RACTURESs/NrSITE$IGITAL8rRAYs0HYSICALSs3KIN)NFECTIONSs3PRAINS3TRAINSs-ANY-OREWWWMY5#0"COMAll insurances accepted. $5 OFF OFYOURNEXTVISITMenti ONTHISADFOR Entertaining other brokers good way to get a top-dollar sale heatherPURUCKER BRETZLAFF This week my husband and I will have an event for area brokers and residents at our new listing in The Loxahatchee Club. This is something we are really looking forward to, as we will be working together with the club staff and membership in an effort to introduce the overall community and educate the area brokers on one of the “ nest clubs in our area. The event „ lunch, a tour of the newly renovated clubhouse and golf „ will re-acquaint many to an exclusive club experience. We expect more than 75 brokers, residents and professionals. There are many opinions about hosting special events or open houses. Some feel that they are a good source to sell a home, while others feel as if they are mostly to get other buyers. And believe it or not, some feel that they are a waste of time. I believe in hosting events and have them only at my customers discretion. I believe in broker events/open houses „ when done right. What better way to get the word out in the community that you have a property listed for sale? By inviting all the surrounding brokers who may have potential buyers, you immediately expand the number of prospective buyers and give the broker an opportunity to preview a property prior to introducing it to her client. One of the keys to a successful event is inviting the right brokers and professionals, those who work with the clientele you are trying to attract. I also like to invite potential buyers or contacts who may have knowledge of other potential buyers. Since my primary of“ ce is in Palm Beach, I belong to two Realtor boards: The Palm Beach board which consists of only Palm Beach Island registered agents, and the regional board, which spans from Vero Beach to Miami. In selling properties and representing buyers from Jupiter Island to Highland Beach, I work with various property types and communities. Many of the properties I work with have similar clientele with different interests. This is why it is so crucial to understand the market and network for each individual property. The home that I recently put under contract in Old Palm Golf Club had a limited audience simply due to the caliber of the property and the price point of more than $6 million. In this instance, a broker from Palm Beach brought the buyer. The broker was not familiar with Old Palm Golf Club, and received the invitation to view the home. He came and toured the home and club, and as a direct result of this, his client purchased the home. Owners and buyers alike in this category have very discerning tastes and can be both particular and private, therefore making it a bit more of a challenge to have an event open to other brokers and professionals „ especially within a gated community. Many people feel that broker events may not work or be appropriate for the higher-end clientele, but this has proven just the opposite for my business. Two of my last listings have been sold by using broker events in high-end communities. I do events and open houses for all of the different price points that I represent, but there is a different audience of brokers for each event. To ultimately bring a sale, which is always the goal, you must be marketing to the right brokers and professionals for each individual property. It is not solely about the number of people attending, but the quality of people attending. Likewise, I always try to take the opportunity to attend other events that I am invited to. This gives me the knowledge of knowing what the property has to offer before I show my clients. There have even been instances where I am viewing a property and what I cannot see in photos, I can now envision what will work for my buyers. Events and open houses are great for networking and the proper networking will always lead to a sale. Q „ Heather Purucker Bretzlaff is a broker and Realtor Associate at Fite Shavell & Associates. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE A25 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012 The phone rings. A young officemate answers. Its an Ian Anderson on the line for you,Ž she calls out. Ah, youth.She did not, could not know that its not just any Ian Anderson, but THE Ian Anderson calling from England. As in Jethro Tull.And he is ready to talk about his Thick as a Brick Tour 1 & 2Ž tour, which brings him to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach on Sept. 19. Weve been quite busy boysŽ preparing for the tour, he says. He is 65, but still plays a high-energy show, flute and all. You prepare. You dont do it in one big hit. Its a question of preparing. No drugs. You come in and meet up with the guys and concentrate on the ensemble,Ž he says. How hard is it to psyche himself for a concert like that? Its not really a question of psyching up. Im just doing what Ive always done,Ž he says. I make sure I remem-ber all the links, the passages. Its the little intense moments where you have to change instrument settings „ things you have to time very precisely.Ž It is a question of timing.Thick as a BrickŽ is a concept album Jethro Tull released in 1972. Lyrics were credited to a fictitious child char-acter, Gerald Bostock, whose parents lied about his age. The original Thick as a BrickŽ has not been performed in its entirety since 1972. This tour picks up 40 years later, and follows the possible paths Gerald, now 50, might have taken. Its a big jump into the future. Its not jumping back 40 years, but looking at what Gerald might have become,Ž Mr. Anderson says. Thats curious enough, but, of course, we all know what Jethro Tull has become in the 45 years since the band was founded. During that time, the band has had hits with such albums as Aqualung,Ž Stand UpŽ and Stand in the Jungle.Ž Mr. Anderson still fronts it with vocals, guitar and the ubiquitous flute, even as the groups sound has evolved from progressive blues to folk-rock to electronic to hard rock to a sound that drew on world music. The coloring and nuances of hisTour by Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson revisits “Thick as a Brick”Flouting convention BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comThe Armory Art Center is offering a 50/50 deal. But thats not a split.On Sept. 15, visitors to the 50/50 „ 50 artists/50 bucks fundraiser can sip wine or beer while watching local artists at work. Those 50 artists will paint works of art that immediately will be put up for auction with mini-mum bids of $50. There also will be buy-it-now prices listed for the piec-es, ensuring patrons who really want to own a certain work do not risk losing the item at auction. For artists, it literally will be a labor of love to help their local art school and museum. I just think its a great organiza-tion. I grew up here. Im a native. When I was a kid, I used to go to art classes at the Norton Museum. They closed the school down and basically the Armory school was opened because the Norton was no longer teaching,Ž said David Will-son, a commercial artist and editorial cartoonist for The Palm Beach Daily News.Artist Anthony Burks, also a Florida native, started teaching at the Armory in West Palm Beach this summer. He had an added impetus for pursuing his art. I was laid off of my job after 22 years of working at a sign com-pany. Since Ive been laid off, I just plunged my soul into what I do,Ž he said.50 artists, 50 works BURKS WILLSON BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comCOURTESY IMAGE A multimedia painting by Anthony Burks. SEE ARMORY, A28 X SEE ANDERSON, A28 XArtists will create works that will be auctioned off at Armory fundraiser


A26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY rrrrrnrrrrrnnrnrrrrnrXrXnrnrrrrrrnrnnrn #4$#4# 21/,1(*$//(5<23(1,1* 2&72%(5VW FU H DW LY H PH PRU LH VIDY RU LW H V FRP This morning, my roommate burst into my room with the latest copy of Elle magazine in her hands. Look at this,Ž she said. She thrust the issue at me, its pages folded back to the relationship section. Can you believe this jerk?Ž I read the first line of a letter from a male reader: Im a 34-year-old Internet entrepreneur and angel investor,Ž he said. Can you help me find a woman?Ž A reasonable request, I thought.What Im looking for is a life partner „ not the mother of my children. Anyone who aspires to be a housewife is automatically eliminated.Ž Harsh but not outrageous. I continued reading, I suppose the easiest way to summarize is to say that Im seeking a smarter, hotter, younger, female version of myself (smile).Ž True, this guy wasnt winning any personality points, but what was the harm in asking for exactly what he wanted? I almost gave him a pass, until I read his list of qualifications. Out-of-this-world intelligent and passionate,Ž it began. Ambitious and extremely independent with eclec-tic and diverse interests. Not needy, high-maintenance, jealous or requiring constant attention. Very adventurous „ loves to backpack around China, for example. Supersexual and sexually adventurous. On the Pill.Ž I put down the magazine and turned to my roommate. Is this guy for real?Ž Keep going,Ž she said.Very thin (but not because shes starving herself or has food issues „ I want someone who will be thin her entire life). Small breasts (usually come with very thin). Loves big dogs (but not small dogs or cats).Ž Not cats?Ž I said. Im out.ŽHappy! Healthy! Nice!Ž the list continued. Plays tennis very well, heli-copter skis and is dying to learn how to kiteboard. Speaks French perfectly.Ž And the final bit of impossibility, as if the rest werent enough: Plays video games.ŽI turned to my roommate.Hes never getting laid,Ž I said.And also: Who was he kidding? Helicopter skiing? Fluent French? Loves to play HaloŽ and The Legend of ZeldaŽ? But even as I laughed, I felt a twinge of compassion for him. Dont we all build our romantic walls, brick by careful brick, as we set down our unreal-istic expectations? If we were all foolhardy „ or brave „ enough to write them down, our list might rival this one in silliness.Perhaps we should be like my good friend instead, a young man who car-ried his own list around for years. His No. 1 criteria was that he marry a Latin woman, a dark-haired beauty with soft curves who could dance salsa and merengue and speak to him in sweet Spanish. But he ended up marrying a woman more like himself: slim and petite and Midwestern, with no curves and light hair. A woman who didnt fit anywhere on his list. They are as right for each other as two people can be, and its only now, from here, that he sees the ways his list held him back. If only we could distill the Elle bachelors criteria to a single bit of wisdom, some universal requirement, a quality wed all be proud to search for. Small breasts?Backpacking?Birth control?How about: Happy! Healthy! Nice! Q h c „ f a t artis SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSLove’s outlandish lists


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A28 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYAnd what he does is mixed media works that tell his story as an African-American man, and as someone who cares about the world around him. He creates his compositions on watercolor paper in watercolor, pastel, acrylic and colored pencils. Mr. Burks credits his mother for early inspiration. My mom never claimed to be an artist, but she used to color all the time. She would take a coloring book and turn it into a masterpiece,Ž he said. I never talked to her about it, but I watched her do it.Ž For Mr. Willson, who lives in Jupiter, art has been his passion and his career. Primarily, Im a commercial artist. Ive done everything from operate my own studio to launch magazines. Theres always been this aspect to my work that involves cartooning,Ž he said. People began talking about his work.About 20 years ago, I was contacted by the editors for The Palm Beach Daily News. They were getting to publish an editorial page every Sunday. This is the 20th anniversary and Im working on a book that will be out in November,Ž he said. Look for an Armory exhibition of his work to coin-cide with the publication of the book. Now marking its 25th anniversary, the not-for-profit Armory is housed in an Art Deco building south of down-town West Palm Beach, where it offers art classes to students of all ages, as well as exhibitions, lectures and other events. Art and teaching have offered Mr. Burks an opportunity for starting over. His Endangered SpeciesŽ series depicts animals threatened with extinc-tion, Look at the pieces. The eyes tell what that animal is going through right now. I never thought in years that a butterfly would be endangered. When I did that series it really touched me deeply,Ž he said. That represents the change Mr. Burks has seen, both in his art and his career. For Mr. Willson, changes have been more technological in nature. When I first started, the cartoons were done as black and white watercol-ors, and now Im doing them as color digital art. I started that in 2001,Ž he said. He has been involved with digital art for two decades now. I do all my original sketches by hand. I get in to the studio every now and then and try to work on a paint-ing,Ž he said, adding, When it comes to commercial illustration work, it just makes sense to do it digitally.Ž The commercial work is something from which Mr. Burks has moved away. He is steadily finding his path in the art world. I call it my curse and my blessing, losing my job. It allowed me to express myself,Ž he said. Maybe more of a blessing.It was a serious blessing. Its still a struggle. I have two boys and I have been married now for 21 years. It was kind of hurtful for a while,Ž he said. Honestly, I talk to my kids, and they say, Dad, we understand your situa-tion.Ž The elder son was headed to college to pursue a degree in engineering. He has found a way to support himself and is entering his second year in college. And Mr. Burks sees the art as a way to build a second, more satisfying career. His family told him: God gave you this gift to be an artist. Now its up to you to make it work for you.Ž And he has responded in kind.Ive been busting my tail to make this art thing work for me and my fam-ily.Ž Q sound remain constant, even as instru-mentations and styles change. I wanted to have, just as an artist probably has his favorite paint brushes and palettes he wants to paint with,Ž he says, describing a sound that steers clear of cheesy synthesizers.Ž You can paint different pictures even though its the same brushes.Ž For Mr. Anderson, each day is a learning opportunity. I dont really write daily, but today I have to tackle two new pieces of music. Im working with two other musicians for a workshop at Montreux. Im forced into musical elements that are differ-ent,Ž he says. Therein lies the process of continuing to adapt and learn.Ž That workshop was in July, early in the tour, which had dates as far-flung as Israel and Turkey before the U.S. leg was to open Sept. 18 in Miami Beach. And during the workshop, he may well have shared at least a little of the creative process. In the sense of writing a new project, when I decide to do it, Im very deliberate. I go in and look for inspira-tion. Once in awhile, I find it. Some-times I dont,Ž he says. Good musical things dont always come to those who wait. When it happens, if its something exciting, you get on a roll and achieve something fairly quickly.Ž Thats coming from a man who has been making music for half a century now, and endures the indignities of life on the road. I enjoy the performance part of it. I dont fly well. I dont travel well on buses. I dont really enjoy the traveling, but I enjoy getting there and I enjoy the interface with an audience. Its not all fun and games. It can be quite tiring and hard work. Its good,Ž he says. That touring gives Mr. Anderson the means to take care of his wife of 36 years, Shona, their children, James and Gael, and two grandchildren. It also allows him to pursue a passion for protecting small wild cats. Indeed, his website,, has pages of information on the care of domesticat-ed cats and the importance of preserv-ing cats that have been hunted for their skins, as well as those who breed the cats for use as pets. Im a little concerned about those who incarcerate wild cats for their own purposes,Ž he says, adding that it is bet-ter for them to be left in nature, rather than displayed in a zoo. As always, it can be distressing when you see the public in a zoo taunting and teasing animals. I find that sad and horrific.Ž Not so horrific is doting on the next generation of little humans in his life. Son James is a musician. Daughter Gael works in the film industry and is married to Andrew Lincoln, who stars in the AMC series The Walking Dead.Ž My grandchildren are 2 and 4. The 4-year-old has an inkling of what I do, just as she has an idea of what her father does. Maybe she thinks everyone is like us. Maybe shes getting the idea that daddy and granddad are the kind of people who dont live in the real world. We do something that is about pretending and playing,Ž he says. His son-in-law does have an unusual on-screen job, and its interesting for Mr. Anderson to see to see how his granddaughter, Tillie, interprets it. He kills zombies, which was kind of funny. Tillie doesnt readily understand. Really? In the real world? Shell think that Im pretending, or creating an unreality thats fun,Ž he says. But sometimes reality is blurred.She knows very well that the real world is when she has to get ready to go to bed,Ž he says. Q >>What: “50/50” — fty artists/ fty bucks >>When: Begins at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 >>Where: Armory Art Center, 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach>>Cost: $10; includes a glass of wine or beer, with a cash bar for additional beverages, along with refreshments provided by a local food truck.>>Info: 832-1776 or in the know >>What: Ian Anderson >>When: 8 p.m. Sept. 19 >>Where: The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach>>Cost: $25-$100 >>Info: 832-7469 or in the know ANDERSONFrom page 25 ARMORYFrom page 25 COURTESY PHOTO Ian Anderson continues to play multiple instruments during performances, including his flute. COURTESY IMAGES A political cartoon by David Willson, who lives in Jupiter.A mixed-media painting by Anthony Burks.


THURS., SEPT. 13 7PM…CLOSE Drink Specials: $3 Bud Light Miller Lite$5 Long Island Iced Tea Endless Summer Night Summer Sake Sangria (Red or White) Kirin & Sake Kirin Light & Sake Dragon Bite Frozen Fuzzy Momo Bellini Food Specials: $6 Summer School Chicken Nuggets $6 Sunset Roll$7 Seaside Roll$725 Kaisen Ceviche $8 Grilled Beef Skewers$9 Bon“re Shrimp FIND US. FOLLOW US.The end of summer is near and theres no better place to bidit farewell than in the RA.Enjoy outrageous food and drink specials all night long.A special guest DJ will be on hand spinning hot summer beatsfrom 7PM to Close. So swim on in before the party andsummer are over!PALM BEACH GARDENS t DOWNTOWN AT THE GARDENS t 561.340.2112 t RASUSHI.COM SO LONG SUMMER PARTY FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012 A&E A29 Roger Dean Stadium and Jupiter Inlet Colony will host the second annual Kids Fest at the Main Stadium complex in Abacoa on Oct. 13. Kids Fest is a family friendly fall festival that will be held to benefit Little Smiles, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children in hospitals or other care facilities escape their everyday pain and enjoy the simple pleasures of being a child. The organization works with local nurses, child-care staff and medical personnel to assess the childs needs or wishes and then provides gifts such as toys, computers, celebrity outings, concerts, sporting events and more. The staff and volunteers at Roger Dean Stadium and Jupiter Inlet Colony are excited to bring back Kids Fest again this year, as this event is designed to benefit a great cause,Ž said Melissa Kuper, assistant general manager, in a prepared statement. After last years success, we are happy that more organizations and corporate sponsors are reaching out to say they want to get involved in Kids Fest this year to help make this more fun and exciting for everyone.Ž Kids Fest will take place from 4 p.m. until dusk, in and around the main stadium, with a full slate of field day activities scheduled for within the main stadium. Children will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of games with Hometown Bridges sponsoring all of the healthy, fun physical activities in the outfield. There will be various attractions throughout the stadium. Among them will be a kids play area, with multiple bounce houses and inflatable slides, as well as clowns, balloon shapers and face painters. The Palm Beach County Zoo, Busch Wildlife and other partnering organizations will be on hand with their exotic animal exhibits. A unique addition this season will be the pumpkin patch and hayrides. The pumpkins, that may be purchased separately, will also benefit Little Smiles. While Kids Fest will provide countless activities for the children, parents can also enjoy live music by School of Rock, a variety of refreshment options and other events around the concourse. The whole family can come together at nightfall for a spectacular fireworks show to cap the days festivities. Admission to Kids Fest is $7 for children; adults get in free. Proceeds from tickets sold and pumpkin purchases will go benefit Little Smiles. Q Kids Fest at Roger Dean Stadium: It’s (mostly) all for the youngsters SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTO Gearing up for the pirate party are, from left, Kari Mulhern, Caren Haeusser, Toni Wheeler, Phil Axelband, Jody Waters, Kristy Kreiger, Bari Axelband and Paula Ehmer.The Jupiter Performing Arts Fund is hosting Talk Like a Pirate Night,Ž an evening that will include a live auction, drinks, food and many surprises. Fishing excursions, golf packages, gift items, home furnishings and dinners at great area restaurants are just a few of the many items up for auction. Talk Like a Pirate NightŽ will be held Sept. 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., 1065 N. A1A in Jupiter. Tickets are $15 each in advance or $20 at the door. The price includes one gold piece of eightŽ good for a rum runner, wine or beer. Light appetizers will be served. Tickets can be purchased by credit card at, or send a check to JPAF, PO Box 7167, Jupiter, 33468. You will get a confirmation email and your name will be at the door. Q ARRRGH! Talk Like a Pirate Night! SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOPlease send calendar listings to At BRIFT The Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre, now at ArtStage, 304 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Call 385-1584 or visit TelePrompTer Proficiency Course — Begins at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17. Cost: $120 for six-week session. At The Eissey The Eissey Campus Theatre is at Palm Beach State College, PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. Unless other-wise noted, call 207-5900 or visit Q Temple Judea presents High Holy Day Worship Services — Sept. 16-17. For service times and ticket information call 561-624-4633 or go to Temple Judea, 4311 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday or 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Web-site: At The Lake Park Public Library Lake Park Public Library is at 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. Refreshments and raf-fles. Events are free unless noted other-wise. 881-3330.Q Advanced Computer Class — 6 p.m. Sept. 13. Call 881-3330 to reserve a seat.Q Adult Writing Critique Group — 10-11 a.m. Sept. 15 Q Young Writers Group — 1:30-3 p.m. Sept. 15Q Anime Club — For ages 10-18, 6-7 p.m. Sept. 18.Q Basic Computer Class — Noon1:30 Sept. 19. Call 881-3330 to reserve a seat.Q Teen Book Club — 6-7 p.m. Sept.19 for ages 13 and up. At The Mos’ Art The MosArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit Films — Sept. 13: The Do-Deca Pentathlon,Ž Last Call at the OasisŽ and Why Stop Now.Ž Sept. 14-20: The ImposterŽ and Sleepwalk with Me.ŽQ Concerts — Sept. 15: Highway 41 South & Southern Shores, 4 p.m. and Phill Fest & Brazilian Jazz, with special guest Kenny Drew, 9 p.m. Fresh Markets Q Lake Park “Super” Market — 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Fridays through Oct. 26; Kelsey Park, 725 Lake Shore Drive, Lake Park; (203) 222-3574.Q Summer Green Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. each Saturday through Sept. 15. Favorites include specialty olive oils and spreads, artisan breads, chees-es, pastas and sauces, locally produced honey, and custom jewelry. STORE is at 11010 N. Military Trail, just north of PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. Visit for info. Q “Fresh on Wednesday” — 5-8 p.m. weekly at the downtown West Palm Beachs Waterfront Commons through Sept. 19. For more information about the market, visit Thursday, September 13 Q Science of Beer & Wine — The Young Professionals of the South Florida Science Museum invite guests 21 and older to explore the science behind beer and wine making at the museum, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 13, 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. Tickets at the door: museum members, $20; non-members, $25. Advance tickets: museum mem-bers, $15; non-members, $20. Available at 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 Susan Merritt Trio and Guests — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Wine Dive, 319 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. No cover; 318-8821. Q Story time session at the Loxahatchee River Center — 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit Sailfish Marina Sunset Celebration — 6 p.m. Thursdays. Shop for arts and crafts made by artists from around the country. Sailfish Marina, east of the Intracoastal, just south of Blue Heron Boulevard, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449.Q Dance Tonight — Open Latin/ Ballroom Mix Party every Thursday. Group Lesson 7:15-8 p.m.; Party 8-10 p.m.; Admission: $20 (theme $25) for entire evening, includes light buffet. 914 Park Ave., Lake Park; 844-0255. Q Clematis by Night — Live music 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Clematis Street at the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach. Sept. 13: Biscuit Miller & the Mix. Sept. 20: Jerry Waynes Private Party Band. Sept. 27: Ruffhouse. Free; 822-1515 or visit Friday, September 14 Q “8” — Reading of the play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to Californias Proposition 8, written by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., downtown Lake Worth. There will be a pre-show reception catered by Callaros Steakhouse and a post-show talk-back with the cast. Tickets to this special fundraiser are $40. Proceeds go directly to benefit the Lake Worth Playhouse, Compass and the American Foundation for Equal Rights; Visit or call 586-6410. Q 84th remembrance of the storm of 1928 — A memorial service that pays homage to the more than 1,600 people killed in the 1928 hurricane, 10 a.m. Sept. 14, Port Mayaca Memory Gardens, 23900 SW Kanner Highway (State Road 76), Canal Point. Phone: (561) 924-2362 or (772) 634-6231.Q Chorus auditions for Palm Beach Opera’s 2013 International Season — Auditions will be held Sept. 14-15 and are available by appointment only. The 2013 season operas that include chorus are Verdis La TraviataŽ (Jan. 18-20) and Rossinis La CenerentolaŽ (Feb. 15-17). There also will be auditions for a child per-former for Benjamin Brittens The Turn of the Screw.Ž All auditions are by appointment and applicants must com-plete the audition request form at Q Downtown’s Weekend KickOff — Sept. 14: Palm Beaches Jazz Trio. Sept. 21: Davis and Dow. Sept. 28: Treebo. 7-10 p.m. Fridays at Downtown at the Gardens Downtown Park (next to The Cheesecake Factory), 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Saturday, September 15 Q Everything Orchids: A Shady Affair Plant Sale — This annual plant sale offers attendees an opportu-nity to acquire orchids and shade-loving plants. Many of the areas premier plant vendors will be selling a blooming vari-ety of begonias, bromeliads, orchids, ferns, hoyas and aroids. There will be auctions and lectures. Its 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 15-16 throughout the Mounts Botanical Gardens, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Cost: Free for mem-bers, $5 for non-members. Call 233-1757 or visit Loxahatchee River Cleanup — 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 15 at three locations: Burt Reynolds Park; Jupiter Pointe; and on the Northwest Fork of the Loxa-hatchee River. Some kayaks and paddle-boards will be provided at each loca-tion, and participants are welcome to use their own as well. The Loxahatchee River Center, organizer of the event, encourages the use of 5-gallon buck-ets and washable gardening gloves in place of plastic garbage bags and vinyl gloves. Some buckets and gloves will be provided by the River Center, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own. Pick-up tools, snacks, and water also will be provided at each location. Volunteers will get wet, so please remember to dress accordingly, and should wear hats, loose comfortable clothing, protective sun gear, and sun-screen. Volunteers ages 16 and 17 will need a signed parent consent form to participate. An adult must accompany volunteers age 15 and younger. Pre-reg-ister for the cleanup at or by phone at 743-7123. Q Toby Keith and Brantley Gilbert — 7 p.m. Sept. 15, Cruzan Amphitheatre, east side of South Florida Fair-grounds, suburban West Palm Beach. Tickets: $35 and up; 877-686-5366.Q Armory Art Center — Sept. 15-Oct. 13: Palm Beach County Art Teachers Association.Ž Sept. 17: 50 Art-ists/50 Bucks.Ž Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat-urday. 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach; 832-1776 or Beading classes — Beadstrology Beading Class, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 15 at New Earth Gifts & Beads, Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens. $30; includes materials. All classes are prepaid. Call 799-0177 to register.Q Celebrate Saturdays at Downtown — Sept. 15: PWL. Sept. 22: The 2 Bit Horse. Sept. 29: Eclipse. 7-10 p.m. Fridays at Downtown at the Gardens Downtown Park (next to The Cheesecake Factory), 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600.Q Kids’ Story Time — 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; free. Visit Public Fish Feedings at the Loxahatchee River Center — 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Wild & Scenic and Deep Marine Tanks, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit Sunday, September 16 Q Mission update — Rev. Jeff Binder and 10 members of First Presbyterian Church of Tequestas mission team will report on their two-week trip to three orphanages in Johannesburg, South Africa, at 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at the church, 482 Tequesta Drive. A chicken alfredo dinner will be served for $10. Reserva-tions are required; call 746-5161, Ext. 10. Q Auditions for The Village Players production of “Picnic” — Auditions for the play by William Inge will be 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the North Palm Beach Community Center, 1200 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach. Four men and seven women of all ages are needed. The play dates are in November 2012. Call 641-1707 or visit Beading classes — RefresherŽ Beading Class or How do I finish this piece of jewelry?Ž 1-3 p.m. Sept. 16, New Earth Gifts & Beads, Legacy Place, Palm Beach Gardens. Step-by-step instruc-tion to create various types of rings using wire wrap techniques. $30. All classes are prepaid. Call 799-0177 to register. Monday, September 17 Q Summer 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, September 18 Q “Harmonies from the Heart” Concert — Presented by Jupiter Academy of Music as part of Kretzer Pianos Music for the Mind Series, 7 p.m. Sept. 18, Harriet Himmel Theatre, CityPlace, West Palm Beach. With spe-cial musical guest Frank Cerabino. 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WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOQ 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 Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Drop-in fee, $12; resident dis-count, $10. Call 630-1100 or visit Wednesday, September 19 Q Midsummer Music on the Plaza — With JUke Dirty Blues, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19, Midtown, 4801 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Free; 630-6110.Q River Totters Arts n’ Crafts — 9 a.m., second Wednesday of each month (next session is Sept. 12). Arts and crafts for kids. Loxahatchee River Center, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Cost $3; call 743-7123.Q “Break Up Support Group” — 10 a.m. Wednesdays, various locations in Palm Beach Gardens. Sponsored by The Counseling Group, which provides free Christian counseling, classes and support groups; 624-4358.Q Hatchling Tales — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Bridge Classes with Sam Brams — 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays „ JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Six-week session $72 or $15/class. Pre-registration appreciated. Call Rhonda Gordon, 712-5233. Ongoing Q The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County — Through Nov. 10: Continuum,Ž an exhibition of works by students and graduates of Florida Atlan-tic Universitys Master of Fine Arts Pro-gram, Cultural Council headquarters, 601 Lake Ave., downtown Lake Worth. Call 471-2901 or visit The Bamboo Room — Sept. 13: Shemekia Copeland with special guest Teri Catlin, 9 p.m. Sept. 14: Bobby & The Renegades, 9 p.m. Sept. 15: Green Sunshine, 9 p.m. Bamboo Room is at 25 S. J St., downtown Lake Worth. Tickets: Various prices; 585-BLUE, or Q Palm Beach Photographic Centre — Through Nov. 10: Olympix 2012Ž and FOTOcamp Memories 2012.Ž The Photographic Centre is in the City Center, 415 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; call 253.2600 or visit or Every Child is an Artist” — Photography exhibition by Jean Hart How-ard, through Oct. 9, lobby gallery, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State Col-lege, Palm Beach Gardens; 207-5905. Q “New Eyes” — The exhibition showcasing the fine-art photography of Barry Seidman that is presented by The Lighthouse ArtCenter and Harris Pri-vate Bank, has been extended through Oct. 31. Its at Harris Private Bank, Phil-lips Point, 777 S. Flagler Drive, Suite 140E, West Palm Beach. By appointment only. Call Christi Thompson at 366-4218 for information. Q Palm Beach Improv — Sept. 13-16: Hal Sparks at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm; 833-1812 or Q Lighthouse ArtCenter — Through Oct. 10: Florida Craftsmen Annual Member ShowŽ and School of Art Annual Faculty Exhibit.Ž Museum is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: Members free, $5 non-members ages 12 and up. Free admission Saturdays; 746-3101 or Museum of Art — Note: Museum is closed through Sept. 17. Through Sept. 30: Clubs, Joints and Honky-Tonks.Ž Through Oct. 24: Watercolors from the Collection.Ž Art After Dark, with music, art demonstra-tions, is 5-9 p.m. Thursdays. Admis-sion: $12 adults, $5 visitors 13-21; free for members and children under 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and major holidays; 832-5196. QPalm Beach’s Living Room Jazz Series — Presented by JAMS and The Four Seasons. $25 JAMS mem-bers/$35 non-members/$15 students. Concerts start at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 each Saturday. Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd. Tickets 877-722-2820 or Museum — Museum is housed in Henry Flaglers 1902 beaux-arts mansion, Whitehall; at 1 White-hall Way, Palm Beach. Tickets: free for members; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-17) accompanied by adult; $3 child (6-12) accompanied by adult; and free for chil-dren under 6. 655-2833. QFive Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee” — Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 747-8380, Ext. 101; Q 2012 Hilton Worldwide Retreat to a bed and breakfast escape like no other at the luxurious Waldorf Astori a Naples. Enjoy overnight guestroom accommodations at this chic luxury resort and have breakfast for two i n bed or in Aura Restaurant. Bed & Breakfast rates starting from $159 per night*.Book today by calling 888.722.1269 and mention code BBŽ, or by visiting WaldorfAsto*Subject to availability. EXTRAORDINARY PLACES. A SINGULAR EXPERIENCE.At each of our landmark destinations around the globe, experience the personalizedWaldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts service that creates unforgettable moments. YOUR WEEKEND FORECASTJUST GOT A LITTLE BRIGHTER. 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A32 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 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 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 o un ta in n sA pa a rt t m m me n n nt .c c om o m A A s s k k k k k a a a a a a a a b b o o u u u t t o o o u u u r r f f f f f f f f a a n n t t a a s s s s t t t i i c c c s s s s s s p p p e c c i i a a a a l l s s s Q VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Relationships „ personal or professional „ present new challenges. Be careful not to let a sudden surge of stubbornness influence how you choose to deal with them. Q LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might need more facts before you can decide on a possible career change. But you should have no problem making a decision about an important personal matter. Q SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Youre respected by most people for your direct, no-non-sense approach to the issues. But be careful you dont replace honest skepti-cism with stinging sarcasm. Q SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A newly emerging situation could require a good deal of attention and some difficult decision-making. However, close friends will help you see it through. Q CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family matters need attention. Check things out carefully. There still might be unresolved tensions that could hinder your efforts to repair dam-aged relationships. Q AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Of course you deserve to indulge yourself in something special. But for now, tuck that bit of mad money away. Youll need it to help with a loom-ing cash crunch. Q PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A temporary setback in your financial situation is eased by changing some of your plans. Youll be able to ride it out quite well until the tide turns back in your favor. Q ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good time for the usually out-spoken Lamb to be a bit more discreet. You still can get your point across, but do it in a way less likely to turn off a potential supporter. Q TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Good news: All that hard work you put in is beginning to pay off. But you need to watch that tendency to insist on doing things your way or no way. Be a bit more flexible. Q GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might want to delay making a deci-sion on the future of a long-standing relationship until you check out some heretofore hidden details that are just now beginning to emerge. Q CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your reluctance to compromise on an important issue could backfire without more facts to support your position. Weigh your options carefully before making your next move. Q LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time for ambitious Leos or Leonas to shift from planning their next move to actually doing it. Your com-munication skills help persuade others to join you. Q BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for understanding peoples needs. You have a low tolerance for those who act without concern for others. Q W SEE ANSWERS, A27 W SEE ANSWERS, A272012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. PUZZLES HOROSCOPES CONSONANT SEXTETS 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:


Balancing Adventure and Fitness r/HVVRQVr5HQWDOV r7RXUVr> In mid-August, “Bachelorette” was the rst pre-theatrical release to hit No. 1 on the iTunes movies chart. It is still available there for $9.99. The Possession + (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, Natasha Calis) A demon possess-es a young girl (Calis), whose divorced parents (Morgan and Sedgwick) attempt to save her. Its not scary, but it is woe-fully inept and comically bad. Rated PG-13. Lawless ++ (Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain) A new special deputy (Guy Pearce) threatens three brothers (two of whom are played by Hardy and LaBeouf) moonshine operation in pro-hibition-era Virginia. Its nicely acted, but there are far too many characters and subplots for everything to come together. Rated R.Premium Rush +++ (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez) Bike messenger Wilee (Gordon-Levitt) evades a dirty cop (Shannon) while trying to deliver an envelope on time. Good action and a surprisingly layered story make this highly entertaining. Rated PG-13. Q CAPSULES Multiple plans for every vehicle Call for quote561-632-9093 561-632-9093 EXTENDED SERVICE WARRANTY FOR ANY YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL OF CAR, WE OFFER ANPolicies give you the option to use original manufacturer or the mechanic of your choice anywhere in the U.S. Mention this ad for 10% OFFExp 9/30/12Plans include:s:ERO$EDUCTIBLEs2OADSIDEASSISTANCEs2ENTAL#ARPROVIDED


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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 Everything Orchids; A Shady Affair Plant Sale Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 15 & 1610:00 am … 4:00 pmGate Donation $5Members & Children FREELectures & Demonstrations Orchids, Palms, Bromeliads and More! Mounts Botanical Garden559 N. Military Trail U West Palm Beach 561-233-1757 U FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPT 13-19, 2012 A35 Pucci & CatanaLuxury Pet Boutique DESIGNERS 3USAN,ANCIs,OLA3ANTOROs"OW(AUS.9# ,OU,UXIE0ARISs%MRE.EW9ORK 5NLEASHED,IFEs/SCAR.EWMAN#OUTURE $EAN4YLERs(ARTMAN2OSE Open 7 days a week/10am-10pm &IFTH!VENUE3OUTH.APLESsrr 6IA-IZNER7ORTH!VENUE0ALM"EACHsrrShop Online SHOP ONLINE 3!6% Use Code: DOG10SHOP ONLINE As of Sept. 10, the Marinelife Center has tracked 246 leatherbacks, 7,922 loggerhead and 827 green turtle nests along the 9.8 miles of beach it monitors from Juno Beach to Tequesta. Those numbers would have been higher, had it not been for effects of Tropical Storm Isaac. Don Bergeron, MacArthur Parks manager, estimated the park lost 4 per-cent of its total nests. Our beach held up well, the health of the plants and keeping the wrack line in place added stability to the beach. We are still thrilled with the nesting num-bers this year and hope this will help the turtles on the road off the endan-gered species list,Ž Mr. Bergeron said in a statement, adding, 1,900 nests on 1.6 miles of beach is exciting and gives us hope for the future.Ž Cheryl Houghtelin, executive director of the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park, marveled that the damage was not greater. Every year, we do have tropical storms and every year tropical storms do have an impact on our shores. I think 4 percent is pretty amazing,Ž she said. Charles Manire, director of research and rehabilitation at the Marinelife Cen-ter, estimated about 500, or 18 percent, of the nests his organi-zation monitors were lost in the storm. So why the increase in nests? No theres no way to put an exact answer to that question,Ž said Kelly Martin, a Marinelife Center biologist. Youre looking at a normal cycle, but youre looking at conservation efforts as well.Ž Dr. Manire agreed.Theres always a cycle up and down but we try to look beyond that at the multiple trends over the years,Ž he said. The trend has been on the increase, especially with the loggerheads.Ž For that you can thank turtle excluder devices, or TEDs, which fishing fleets now use. That allows the turtles to get out of the nets and survive where they would have drowned before,Ž Dr. Manire said. We estimated it would take 20 years when we saw a substantial impact in the adult population. There are a lot of young turtles nesting this year, meaning that they have just made maturity.Ž Ms. Houghtelin agreed.Its going to be really interesting going forward to see what kind of impact this is happening,Ž she said. Sea turtle nesting season in South Florida runs from March through Octo-ber. Nesting has tapered off, but researchers say eggs will continue to hatch for the next six weeks or so. Dr. Manire started his job at the Marinelife Center in May, and had worked at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, on Floridas west coast. And when he came to Juno Beach, he was amazed. To be honest with you, when I first got here, I went out my first night with (Ms. Martin) to see leatherbacks nest-ing. That night we probably witnessed 60 loggerheads nesting. I saw more nesting that night than I did in 16 years on the west coast,Ž Dr. Manire said. Its pretty amazing the activity that goes on here.Ž Even with those optimistic numbers, loggerhead, leatherback and green tur-tles remain on the endangered species list. Researchers estimate that only one in 1,000 hatchlings will reach reproductive maturity. Despite education programs and new regulations, the greatest threat to the turtles is capture in fishing gear and direct harvesting of the eggs by humans. Still, researchers remain cautiously optimistic. Conservation efforts are finally kicking in and were seeing some results from that,Ž Dr. Manire said. Q TURTLESFrom page 1MANIRE COURTESY PHOTO A loggerhead sea turtle hatchling makes its way to the ocean.


A36 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY BLUEWATER BABES 4th Annual FISH FOR A CURE Benefiting: Cancer Alliance of Help and Hope & H.O.W. Hearing the Ovarian Cancer W hisper IJETLHKTFNMNIJETFJFTJGHG(+5*(14#%74'T%1/ #%#4&+1%-6#+.106'56 1#6'%14#6+0)106'56 #.'#6'7%6+10 r0.'6#6'470n+)*6 n11�&4+0-5 +%-g((#46; '26'/$'4EM J2T/T61M2T/T 37#4'4172'4 +-+#4X72+6'4 #&+'5n+5*+0)1740#/'06 +5+6(+5*(14#%74'T%1/61&190.1#�'064;(14/142+%-10'72#6'+6*'44#0&.#/.1%#6+10T 4#0&.#/#%-.'n#4+0''06'4FJET.6TE72+6'44#0&.#/#%-.'FNKT.7''410.8&T+8+'4#'#%* PHNN2'4$1#6$'(14''26'/$'4EM6*#0&PINN2'4$1#6#(6'4'26'/$'4EM6* %61$'4InJXFNEF 37#4'4172'4+-+#4X72+6'4 The first fig trees were brought to America from Spain in 1520. A ripe fig is very sweet, so it was often used when sugar was not available. The Mt. Washington Glass Co. of New Bedford, Mass., made fig-shaped containers for sugar and salt. The bottom was glass, the top silver-plated. The company also used the figmoldŽ shape for saltshakers with metal tops and for toothpick hold-ers and glue pots that were altered to have open tops. The fig-shaped holders were made of translucent glass, satin glass, frosted glass and shaded glass in all colors. Many of the figs also were decorated with hand-painted flowers or other designs. Some collectors call this shape beet, onion or garlic. The Mt. Washington fig pieces are popular, and some sell for thousands of dollars. Q: At an estate sale in the 1950s, I bought a cherry drop-front desk with Queen Anne legs. Its 39 inches high by 30 inches wide. There is a mark in a drawer that says: Wilhelm Furniture Co., Sturgis, Michigan. Manufacturers of library and sewing tables, ladies desks, bookcases.Ž What is the desks value? A: Stebbins Furniture Co. was founded in Sturgis in 1887. It was renamed Stebbins-Wilhelm Furniture Co. in 1907 and became Wilhelm Furniture Co. sometime between 1913 and 1917. Wil-helm Co. made desks, radio cabinets, bookcases, tables and smoking stands in a variety of woods and styles. The company closed in 1939. A cherry Wilhelm Co. desk recently sold for $70. Q: My grandfather left us a three-handled por-celain tankard decorated with a blue and white medieval scene of a man and woman sitting at a table. The stamped mark on the bottom is a leafy wreath encircling a fancy monogram that appears to be CAC.Ž Under the wreath is the word Lenox.Ž How old is my tankard? Could it have been made by the same Lenox company thats still around? A: Your three-handled tankard is called a tyg.Ž Tygs were filled with liquor and passed around the table after a big meal. CACŽ stands for Ceramic Art Co., a firm founded in Trenton, N.J., in 1889 by Walter Scott Lenox (1859-1920) and Jonathan Coxon (1843-1911). Coxon sold his share of the company to Lenox in 1896, but the companys name didnt change to Lenox Inc. until 1906. It is the same Lenox that is still in business, although its ownership has changed. The mark on your tyg was used from about 1896 to 1906, the decade when Ceramic Art Co. was solely owned by Walter Scott Lenox. So its an antique. If its in excellent condition, it would sell for more than $100. Q: I own an interesting tattered, trimmed and mended scarf about 23 inches square. The design on it is printed in red and white and includes por-traits of French govern-ment officials. The title in a banner at the top reads, Fourth Year of the French Republic 1795, Dresses of the Represen-tatives of the People.Ž Another banner at the bottom reads, Members of the Two Councils and of the Executive Direc-tory: also of the Minis-ters, Judges, Messengers, Ushers and Other Pub-lic Officers.Ž My uncle is supposed to have brought this back from France after World War I. But why is it in Eng-lish? And was it made for tourists? A: Your antique textile probably dates from much earlier than World War I. It is copied from a print pub-lished in a 1796 book with the same title as your textile. The book was published in France first, but it was soon translated into English and published in London. It shows the proper dress of government officials in the French Republic. This was the era of the French Revolution, and people in England were curious about what was going on in France. It is likely the English were amused by some of the clothes shown in the print, too, because many of the officials were expected to wear uniforms that look like Roman togas. If your textile were in tip-top shape, it could be very valuable. As it is, it might be best to donate it to a historical society. Q: I have one antique andiron from a set that belonged to my great-aunt, who was the niece of John Deere, the founder of the tractor company. Would one and-iron be worth half as much as a pair? A: Unfortunately, a single andiron would sell for considerably less than half the price of a pair. Even if a collec-tor did not want to use the andiron, one does not display as well as two. And John Deeres fame, in this case, is of no help. Tip: Put a pad under any small rug to keep it from slipping. The pad also protects it from wear. Q „ Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. KOVELS: ANTIQUES Fig-shaped figures celebrate revered sweet fruit s h b i c c r terry COURTESY PHOTO This 4-inch fig-shaped sugar shaker with a silver-plated top was given a presale estimate of $3,000-$5,000 at a Humler and Nolan auction in Cincinnati. The Mt. Washington red glass shaker is decorated with tiny yellow and white flowers.


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A38 TRAVEL WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13-19, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY BY HARVEY HAGMANSpecial to Florida WeeklyWe follow in famous footsteps to one of the worlds last unspoiled paradises, a crown jewel of the nations national parks, Dry Tortuga National Park. When Ernest Hemingway came to Key West in 1928, he hired a boat and set off with two friends to fish off this archi-pelago of seven sandy spits about 68 miles west of Key West. On a later visit, his party, island-bound by stormy seas, spent 17 days casting their lines into the seas teeming with fish off the fort. To camp here, one must be prepared to camp in a remote location, but the rewards are great „ amazing stargazing, birding, swimming, snorkeling and diving, often with 50-foot visibility, brilliant sunsets, history and more. In the park towers the Gibraltar of the North,Ž Fort Jefferson, a pre-Civil War outpost. Our trip begins as the stars fade over quirky, kinky Key West. We park our car in the Key West city garage after dropping off our gear at the dock of the Yankee Freedom II ( One can also fly there. The round-trip ferry bounces up to 150 people west over the blue-green seas to the fort. We cast off at 8 a.m. Half way through the 2 -hour trip we pass the isolated isles of the Marquesas and cross the fabled Quicksands, where Mel Fisher found the multimillion-dollar mother lode of the Spanish galleon Nues-tra Senora de Atocha. Ponce de Leon discovered these seven remote coral keys in 1513, about 20 years after Columbus first voyage to the New World. He named them Las TortugasŽ for the turtles that flock here during the sum-mer mating season. Later, oceanic charts added dryŽ to indicate a lack of drinking water. We know the rules to camp „ bring your own food, camping gear and water. All garbage must be carried out upon departure. There is one other rule: first come, first served for campsites. When the ferry lands, we race the short distance from the public dock to claim a serene spot under a gnarled buttonwood tree, one of 16-acre Garden Keys old-est living things. Eight individual sites can accommodate up to three two-person tents, a total of six people. An overflow area is provided.CAMPING IN THE FORTWe pitch our tent under the buttonwoods sheltering limbs and put down our beach chairs facing a powdery-soft, white-sand beach that looks out on the cleanest, clearest waters of the Florida Keys. We have a picnic table and grill. Ah, paradise! And for $3 a person a night camping and a $5 entrance fee. Nearby is the -mile-long brick seawall that circles the defensive moat of Fort Jefferson, the nations third largest 19th century coastal fort. The six-sided colossus was started in 1846. With 8-foot-thick walls that tower to 50 feet, the fort contains 2,000 brick arches that support three tiers of gun emplacements circling one-half mile. Designed to garrison 1,500 men and hold 425 guns, including Rodman smooth bores that could throw a 440-pound shell three miles, the fortress contains some 16 million bricks, making it one of the largest forts, or fiascos „ take your pick „ built in the western hemisphere. It became obsolete with the invention of the rifle cannon, so it was never completed and no shots were ever fired. In its heyday, the fort protected one of the most strategic deep-water anchorages in North America, but most people know it today as the prison that held Dr. Samuel Mudd, Edmund Spangler, Samuel Arnold and Michael OLaughlen, who were con-victed of conspiracy for their roles in Lincolns assassination. The fort served as a prison for Union deserters and common criminals from 1863 to 1873 and retains its collection of prisoner names and memo-rabilia. Inside the fort, protected from strong winds and salt spray, is a lush tropical atmosphere with date palms, carob trees, ancient buttonwood trees and gumbo limbo trees with red peeling bark. Today Garden Key is a sanctuary for thousands of birds and a few lucky camp-ers seeking serendipity. Time has trans-formed the forts surrounding waters into a great area for snorkeling, the shallow water covering brain, staghorn and elk-horn coral, turtle grass, queen conchs, yellow string rays, gray snapper and a reported 440 species of fish. Other activi-ties include scuba diving, fishing and bird watching. The National Marine Sanctuary, with its 3,000 miles of protected waters and coral reefs, surround us. We share the area with rare corals, loggerhead turtles, endangered queen conch, Florida lobster, rare tropic fish, breeding nurse sharks and droves of migrating birds. For private boats, overnight anchoring is only allowed in the area of sand and rubble bottom within one mile of the Fort Jefferson harbor light and must not block any designated channel. Sailors may be headed for Havana, 80 miles away, or Isla Mujeres, a Mexican island three days sail. On a rocky point near our tent stands the weathered remains of a concrete coal pier. A Park Service sign states that in 1898, the U.S. Battleship Maine sailed from this anchorage to her destruction in La Habana Harbor. `Remember the Maine became the rallying cry for the Spanish-American War that followed. Some 260 men went down with the Maine.Ž Naval ships took on coal here from 1898 to 1906; naval seaplanes were based here during World War I. But the past seems far removed as we relax on the nearby beach and, yes, wait for the day trippers to leave. Soon its 3 p.m. and the ferry sets off. We snorkel as the catamaran follows the channel and heads back to Key West. Peace descends. The island is ours. Time for a drink. A sunset stroll takes us around the moat as we explore the fort. At dusk the fort gives me a sense of history, a feeling for the ghosts of all those people who lived and died here, were prisoners here or soldiers here, or even pirates here,Ž says my wife. Shes right. The island was once the lair of pirates who preyed on sailing ships ply-ing the offshore sea lanes. In 1845, when Florida became a state, the pirates had been effectively driven off for some 20 years. As stars blanket the heavens we lay back on our beach chairs and listen to an audiotape that leads us through the mag-nificent constellations above us. There is no ambient light. Contented, we hit our air mattresses and doze off. LIFE EBBS AND FLOWSMorning brings our first cup of steaming coffee. We watch the dawn then bake blueberry pancakes over our camp stove. We wash our dishes in the water we brought (there is none on the island) and enjoy watching the day unfold. We hike the fort, climb the casemates to look out on the other Tortugas „ Bush, Loggerhead, Long, East, Middle and Hos-pital Keys „ stroll the moat, watch the ocean turn a kaleidoscope of blues, plunge into the water to snorkel, then read and relax. One morning we join the fort tour. We learn that construction began in 1846, 1.5 million gallons of rain water were collect-ed in cisterns below the gun rooms, but a remote location and unstable sand caused walls to sink, then crack and cisterns to fill with sea water. On another morning, a couple in a nearby tent catches our attention. They are not dressed in bathing suits or shorts. She pours water over her hair, combs it, slips into a dress and grabs a bouquet of flow-ers. Her tentmate dons shirt and pants. I bet theyre getting married,Ž my wife says. No way,Ž I reply. Later I check. A notary public tells me, yes, she presided over the wedding cer-emony. Two Chicagoans are now husband and wife. And, yes, the couple had to get a permit to wed here. She says the couple celebrated the grooms birthday and once marked the millennium here. I told you so,Ž my wife says as champagne corks pop nearby. The wedding party celebrates, dons swim suits, offers us champagne and plunges into the surf. No stuffy reception for them. From mid-April to mid-May is peak season for the binocular-carrying bird-ers. The nations only sooty terns colony resides here. The terns distinctive cry, which sounds like, Wide Awake, Wide Awake,Ž can be heard throughout our stay. The key is off limits, but birders set up their scopes to watch the sooty terns, brown noddies and 26 other feathered species. Days pass, island life ebbs and flows. The entertainment begins at 10:30 when the ferry arrives and spills its visitors, many carrying fins, masks and snorkels. Soon visitors tour, eat, sun, swim, snorkel and are gone by 3 p.m. Visitors use the ferrys toilets while campers use self-com-posting toilets after it sails. The evenings are quiet, the sunsets magnificent; dinner is always a treat. A new moon rises over three-mile distant Loggerhead Key spilling its shimmering light on the seas. Its 151-foot lighthouse flashes, warning mariners off reefs and shoals that have sunk more than 200 ships since the 1600s. Private boats can land on the island, but must have a boat permit. It can be obtained free of charge from the ranger site. Some campers bring their kayaks. About 56,890 tourists visited the island last year. One perfect dawn we awake to hear a flock of birders outside our tent flap. They have discovered an immature yel-low-crested night heron is perching atop our tent. We peek out, then roll over and return to sleep. Sunrise. Sunsets. Days slip by effortlessly as we swim, snorkel, read, explore the fort and, too soon, return to Key West. Q FORT JEFFERSONCamping on the beautiful ‘Gibraltar of the North’ COURTESY PHOTOThe Gulf turns a kaleidoscope of colors beyond the fort window. The pre-Civil War fort was once a key part of the nation’s defe nses.


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Heres a sampling: In downtown West Palm Beach: Tin Fish „ the seafood chain from San Diego. Casual sea-food „ fish tacos, crab cakes, fried and grilled platters along with burgers and chicken has opened in downtown West Palm Beach. There are others in Port St. Lucie and in Stuart. Theyre at 118 N. Clematis St.; go to Also now open: Bar Louie „ at one time, the bar/eat-ery had a spot at CityPlace. Another chain, this one started in the Chicago area, then moved its headquarters to Texas. There is lots of sidewalk seating in the space overlooking the fountain at Nar-cissus and Clematis. The menu offers bar foods, with more of an emphasis on drinks. Its at 220 Clematis St. Sushi and dogs in Juno Beach: Sushi Jo has moved its northern sushi spot from PGA Commons to Juno Beach in the Loggerhead Plaza at U.S. 1 north of Donald Ross Road. With restaurant competition stiff along the PGA corri-dor, its a move owner-partner Joe Clark felt made sense. Das Dog is a newcomer to Bluffs Plaza in Juno „ serving gourmetŽ dogs. The casual spot offers up dogs done a variety of regional ways „ DAS Chi-cago, DAS Cuban, Hawaiian, DAS Philly, DAS Caprese „ then theres DAS Mac or DAS BBQ Cheddar. Turkey and veg-gie dogs are on the menu for all those non-red meaters. The all-beef premium dogs are gluten free, though thats canceled out if you get them served on diners choice of a Vienna Poppy Seed or Martins Potato roll. Theyre at 4050 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; Back from vacation: Two of the Palm Beach Zagat Surveys top restaurants are reopening after their usual summer vacations. 11 Maple Street in Jensen Beach is now serving diners, with Mike Perrin at the stoves and wife Margie at the front of house. Theyre at 3224 Maple Ave.; Marcellos La Sirena reopened Sept. 5 for its 27th season. The popular West Palm Beach Italian is at 6316 S. Dixie Highway; Closed: Thai Bay, a long-time Thai restaurant and favorite of the down-town West Palm Beach crowd on Okeechobee Boulevard near the inter-state, has closed. The plazas landlord is refurbishing the plaza and a number of businesses there are now out including Lenscrafters. Nicks Diner and Aleydas Mexican restaurant will remain, sourc-es say, at least for now. Q On Sept. 14, visitors can taste wine and beer, sample crab cakes and help a good cause. Teams from Cafe Joshua, Carrabbas WPB, Cod and Capers, Dixie Grill and Bar, Gua-nabanas, HogSnap-pers, John Gs Restau-rant, Palm Beach Ale House, Palm Beach Yacht Club, Paradiso Ris-torante, Riggins Crab House and The Conch and Crab will compete during the Crabs and Crowns VIP Cocktail Kickoff at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at Paradiso Ristorante, 625 Lucerne Ave., downtown Lake Worth. Single tickets: $55. Pair: $100. VIP: $95. Benefits The Parent-Child Center. Call 841-3500, Ext. 1081, or email Canary Islands wine: Caf Boulud will offer a four-course pairing of Wines of the Canary Islands, with sommelier Mariya Kovacheva. Food by chefs Jim Leiken and Arnaud Chavigny will be paired with selections made from Listan Blanco, Baboso, Listan Negro and Tintilla grapes. Its at 7 p.m. Sept. 20. Cost is $75. Caf Boulud is at the Brazilian Court, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach. Reservations: 655-6060. RA Sushi bids farewell to summer: RA Sushi will hold a So Long Summer Party from 7 p.m. to close on Sept. 13. There will be $5 drink specials, including Long Island Iced Tea, Frozen Fuzzy Momo Bellini, Red/White Sum-mer Sake Sangria, the Dragon Bite fea-turing Bacardi Dragon Berry, strawber-ry pure, fresh lemon juice, yuzu, and a splash of soda, or the Endless Summer Night with Sauza Tequila, Citronage, pineapple, orange and lime juice, and a splash of grenadine. Beer drinkers have the choice of $3 Bud Light and Miller Light or $5 Kirin/Kirin Light and sake. Summer-themed food specials also will be offered. Among them are: the Seaside Roll ($7) with rice and seaweed wrapped around cucumber and shrimp, then topped with spicy shrimp; or the Sunset Roll ($6), of rice and seaweed rolled with cucumber and spicy tuna and then topped with red tempura bits. Fare made for sharing includes Grilled Beef Skewers ($8), Summer School Chicken Nuggets ($6), and Kaisen Cevi-che ($7.25). Heat up the party with the Bonfire Shrimp ($9): crispy, spicy shrimp and shishito peppers tossed with ramen noodles and black sesame seeds in a chili sauce. RA Sushi is at Downtown at the Gardens: 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens; 340-2112. Q Crab cakes, wines and a farewell to summer FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT_________________________news@floridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTO The Sunset Roll at RA Sushi COURTESY PHOTO The Chicago Dog at Das Dog COURTESY PHOTO Marcello and Diane Fiorentino reopened La Sirena in West Palm Beach for their 27th season on Sept. 5.


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