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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 T A A T A A S SEE GROWTH, A18 X SEE LOVE, A8 X New CEO’s main mission: Growth of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Pick Jazzy BellThis kitty is at Safe Harbor, and needs a forever home. A6 X INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X Lift a forkThe Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival has more top chefs and more events than ever. B1 X Money & InvestingCheck out these savvy tips for saving during travel. A15 X PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 OPINION A4 PETS A6HEALTHY LIVING A12 BUSINESS A14 ANTIQUES A16REAL ESTATE A21ARTS B1SANDY DAYS B2 EVENTS B8-9PUZZLES B12FILM B13SOCIETY B10-11, 17-18 WEEK OF NOV. 29-DEC. 5, 2012 Vol. III, No. 8  FREE Networking The WXEL Garnet Society meets at Mackenzie-Childs. A20 X y SHOWING LOVE THE JOHN SESSA/FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Love Doctors’ show, a whole lot of talk about nothing, is rated No. 1 among men 25-54.BRANDON EASTER FALLS UNDER THE CATEGORY of road warrior. He hits the road early and he doesnt make it home til after dark. If he eats, he eats in his truck. By noon, hes tired. Come 2 oclock, hes giddy. He hears that Green OnionsŽ intro and he knows „ the Love Doctors are on. The owner of Sun Service Tan, Mr. Easter drives up and down the state, installing and servicing tanning beds, listen-ing to the Love Doctors every day. He has their phone number memorized. He cannot help but talk out loud to his radio as they banter on-and-on. He hates Everythings coming together nicely for Larry Coomes. A few pieces of office furniture have yet to arrive from Califor-nia, but the essentials are there: A trio of colorful golf posters take place-of-pride on the walls; his diploma from Duke University perches atop a tall cabinet, flanked by the bobble-head doll of Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski and the bobble-head Blue Devils mascot and the companion Blue Devils coffee mug; a framed 1994 Masters Golf Tournament program-and-tickets is ready for hanging. If he sounds like a sports fanatic, its because he is. Born and reared in Chi-cago, hes a lifelong Cubbies fan who dreamed of a baseball career „ he pitched and played shortstop throughBY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@” 2 Love Doctors Rich, Glenn, Lea and Dano hook their listeners, and help those in need“Our charity is our way to give back to our audience … It’s our way of saying thank you.” — Dr. Glenn 94.3 WZZR The Docs, from top: Dano RussoLea Maresca Rich Dickerson Glenn Curtis EASTER BY MARY JANE FINEmj“ ne@” COOMES


A2 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY The big mysteryIt has just occurred to me that life is short.Again.This hit me on a couple of other occasions, too, in my youth. What is it about memory „ and mine in particular „ that causes me to forget a piece of information so crucial? And never mind the compelling evidence of human wisdom. History and its empires? Merely a memento mori. Mathematics and music? The first isnt real and the second vanishes with the notes, in a heartbeat. Biology? One thing today, another thing tomorrow, then gone with the wind, like dinosaurs. Economics? Drink all night and youll be broke before dawn. Art? Fades away before you can shout, Hey.Ž And as for astrophysics, get to the bottom of that deep well and you can draw only a single conclusion: Life is short and the uni-verse is long. Or the multiple universes, as the latest theory holds. For the last three decades „ ever since I first became a father with the incumbent duty of knowing everything „ Ive been mouth-ing off about the universe and its size as if I had personally counted all 100 million stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. I wandered around describing it as one of millions of galaxies.Ž Thats what I always told my three boys. I even couched my vast knowing in a question, like a lawyer. Do you know how big this one galaxy alone is?Ž I would ask in a patronizing and incredulous tone? No, how big?Ž theyd reply kindly, ignoring the fact that Id asked and answered the same question on dozens of previous occa-sions. Its a hundred million stars big,Ž Id announce triumphantly. Good old dad. Knows everything. The high priest of big truths. Last week, however, my astrophysical catechism ended forever when I learned that the Milky Way is not, in fact, 100 million stars big. Not only that, but there are not merely millions of galaxiesŽ in the universe, as I had reflexively repeated for decades. How could I have been so wrong for so long? Id just about gotten my little mind around that big number „ 100 million stars „ when I learned from an immaculate source (it was not the Virgin Mary) that the Milky Way contains something on the order of more than 100 billion stars. And one billion, as we all know, is a million multiplied 1,000 times. Not only that, but the universe is likely to have as many as 500 billion sizeable galaxies. The 100,000 figure Id been throwing around does have a place in the cosmos of astrophysicists, apparently. It describes dis-tance in light years, according to my nearly immaculate source (the not-so-virgin NASA). If you started on one end of this galaxy and traveled its diameter or distance at the speed of light „ roughly 186,000 miles per second „ you could reach the other end in 100,000 years. Keep in mind were talking about just one funky little galaxy in a universe of (not mil-lions) billions of funky little galaxies. Can I justifiably call the Milky Way little? I think so. If there are billions of galaxies, then one must be little. Since human lifespans amount to about 70 years, to travel from one end of this galaxy to the other at the speed of light wed have to live the equivalent of 1,429 lifetimes. That would be like trying to walk from Florida to Chicago but having only about 10 minutes to live „ long enough to make most of the first mile. And since we have only a single lifetime, can I justifiably call it short? I think so.Which might lead me to the conclusion that none of this really matters. And neither does anything else. Trouble in the Middle East, the Sudan, or the deep South? Doesnt matter. The recent presidential election or the works of Beethoven or the invasion of Gaul by Caesar or the invention of gunpowder by the Chinese or the building of the pyramids? Immaterial. Hurricanes, tsunamis, terrorists, philanthropists, old habits, new habits or right and wrong? A matter of definition, and irrelevant besides. The fact that you kicked your dog, you didnt acknowledge a neighbor in need, you yelled at your kids harshly, you lied to your spouse, you threw a can out the window, or you let a bully push somebody around? Huh. But for some reason, thats not what I think.Im not embarking on a theological discussion, either. I attended a wedding last week at which a large number of people thought they already had the answers, theologically speaking. And I was standing in the parking lot under a star-spangled night sky with my oldest and my youngest sons, admitting my massive errors in fact and once again ogling the mysterious universe, when the Pentecos-tal preacher emerged from the reception, born again and homeward bound. We talked, as preachers and columnists will do. What is your religion?Ž he finally asked.Agnostic, I said. I plain flat dont know „ at least I dont know the answer to the big question: Who created the universe and how did we get here? And you dont either. Thus ended that conversation and all those like it: Ite, missa est. Pax vobiscum. But I do know this, it occurred to me later (and in this regard the preacher and I may share a common view): It all matters now. Every time you walk out with your children to play or dance or work, every time you show them kindness or humor or non-sense (those human things), every time you give yourself in l ove, or t olerate those who anger you, or even acknowledge another per-son gently and kindly, youre traveling faster than the speed of light. Every time you act for the good of another (that was Platos definition of love), youre crossing distances so vast that they cant be measured and they probably cant even be imagined. You are, in short, traveling from one end of the Milky Way to the other, and laying your signature across the whole damn thing: This is who we are. This is who I am. Will that matter? Will that matter later? I dont know. And I dont even care. Its what we have now, with Hanukkah and Christmas approaching across a troubled world and a mysterious universe, and with this galloping life getting shorter every day. Q a i i s s roger COMMENTARY


A4 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherMichelle Nogamnoga@floridaweekly.comEditorBetty Reporters & ColumnistsScott Simmons Athena Ponushis Tim Norris Jan Norris Mary Jane Fine Marilyn Bauer Artis Henderson Linda Lipshutz Roger Williams Jim McCracken Heather Purucker BretzlaffPresentation Editor Eric Raddatz eraddatz@floridaweekly.comPrincipal DesignerScott Simmons ssimmons@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersCJ Gray Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Nick Bear Hannah Arnone Chris AndruskiewiczCirculation Supervisor Betsy Jimenez betsy@floridaweekly.comCirculationDean Medeiros Britt Amann KnothAccount ExecutiveBarbara Shafer bshafer@floridaweekly.comBusiness Office ManagerKelli Published by Florida Media Group LLC Pason Gaddis Jeffrey Cull Jim Dickerson Street Address: FLORIDA WEEKLY 11380 Prosperity Farms Road, Suite 103 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 Phone 561.904.6470  Fax: 561.904.6456 Subscriptions: Call 561.904.6470 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today. One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county $52.95 in-state  $59.95 out-of-state Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2012 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC. The networks had barely called the election for President Barack Obama before GOP elites rushed to embrace an amnesty for illegal immigrants. Getting killed by almost 3-1 among Latino voters understandably concen-trates the mind, but its no reason to lose it. The post-election Republican reac-tion has been built on equal parts panic, wishful thinking and ethnic pandering. Its one thing to argue that amnesty is the right policy on its merits. Its another to depict it as the magic key to unlock-ing the Latino vote. John McCain nearly immolated himself within the Republi-can Party with his support for amnesty and did all of four points better among Latino voters in 2008 than Mitt Romney did in 2012, according to exit polls. What is the common thread uniting McCain, the advocate of comprehen-siveŽ immigration reform, and Rom-ney, the advocate of self-deportationŽ? They are both Republicans supporting conservative economic policies. Surely that had more to do with their showing among Latinos than anything they did or didnt say about immigration. According to Census Bureau data, among native-born Hispanics, 50 per-cent of all households with children are headed by unmarried mothers. About 40 percent of all households receive benefits from a major welfare program. This doesnt mean that the GOP shouldnt try to appeal to persons in these households. It does mean that they arent natural Republican voters. Latinos tend to have liberal attitudes toward government. Take health care. An ImpreMedia/Latino Decisions poll of Latinos conducted on the eve of the election found that 61 percent of Latinos supported leaving Obamacare in place. Sixty-six percent believed government should ensure access to health insur-ance, perhaps because 32 percent of nonelderly Latinos lack health insur-ance, about twice the national average. These are facts that never intrude upon Wall Street Journal editorials scolding Republicans for supposedly turning their backs on budding new recruits. In the Journals telling, if it werent for Republican intransigence on immigra-tion, Latino voters would be eagerly join-ing the fight for lower marginal tax rates and the block-granting of Medicaid. Republican donors with a disproportionate influence in the party would be perfectly happy to jettison the cause of immigration enforcement. They are fine with a flood of low-skilled immigrants competing with low-skilled American workers. And why shouldnt they be? These immigrants dont suppress their wages; they care for their children and clean their pools. Whenever it is pointed out that illegal immigration tends to harm low-skill workers already here, the come-back is the scurrilous canard that there are some jobs that no Americans will do.Ž But most hotel maids, construction workers, coal miners and workers in meatpacking „ all tough, thankless jobs „ are U.S.-born. If it is hard to entice legal workers into such positions, here is a radical concept: Pay them more. None of this is to deny that the GOP has a tonal problem on immigration, or that Latino voters care deeply about the issue. Absent a greater economic appeal to all working-class voters, though, its hard to see how an obviously oppor-tunistic turnabout on immigration will help the party much. Amnesty isnt a quick fix for the GOPs problems. Would that it were. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.In Gaza, it’s the occupation, stupid The Palestinian people want to be free of the occupation,Ž award-winning Israeli journalist Gideon Levy summed up this week. It is that simple. This latest Israeli military assault on the people of Gaza is not an isolated event, but part of a 45-year occupation of the sliver of land wedged between Israel and the Mediterranean Sea, where 1.6 million people live under a brutal Israeli blockade that denies them most of the basic necessities of life. Without the unwavering bipartisan support of the United States for the Israeli military, the occupation of Palestine could not exist. At the time of this writing, the overall Palestinian death toll of the seven-day assault, dubbed Operation Pillar of Cloud by the Israel Defense Forces, is more than 116, more than half of them civilians, including 27 children and 11 women. Hamas has fired hundreds of rockets from Gaza into Israel, which, to date, have killed three Israeli civilians. President Barack Obama said on Sunday, There is no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. So, we are fully supportive of Israels right to defend itself from missiles landing on peoples homes and workplaces and potentially killing civilians.Ž No one questions that right,Ž responds Richard Falk, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, pro-fessor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and the author of more than 50 books on war, human rights and international law. The question is: When and how is it appropriate? Here, as before in 2008, when Israel launched a similar dev-astating attack on the population and people of Gaza, there were alternatives, and this kind of approach to security ends up with a new cycle of violence at higher levels of intensity. Its time for the international community to take some responsibility for protecting the people of Gaza.Ž Since 2000, according to an article from the British medical journal The Lancet, the Israeli military has killed more than 6,000 Palestinians. They are harassed at checkpoints, imprisoned arbitrarily, denied clean water and sani-tation, and suffer from systemic malnu-trition, all part of the illegal siege and blockade. World-renowned linguist and author Noam Chomsky recently visited Gaza, describing it as the worlds largest open-air prison. Amidst reports of an imminent ceasefire, I spoke with Dr. Mona El-Farra in Gaza. She is the health chair of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society of the Gaza Strip, which, as part of the Interna-tional Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, is protected under the Geneva Conventions. Airplanes are still in the sky, drones are in the sky, and we can hear intermittent shelling. People are tense, hoping for a cease-fire, but people dont want a cease-fire at any cost. We want guarantees from Israel that this will not happen again.Ž I asked her what it is like to endure an air raid: Every other minute, directly in my area, the airplanes are there, and they hit within 100 meters of my build-ing. You can overhear from the other areas, because it is very noisy, F-16s bombing with large explosions. The whole building shakes, and some of my windows have been shattered.Ž Dr. El-Farra and her 20-year-old daughter hide under their table. She gets only a few minutes sleep at a time. With every air raid, you can see the fire from my win-dow, the fire and the smoke.Ž She also braves the open streets to attend to her responsibilities with the Red Crescent Society. They have set up phone banks to provide psychological counseling to Gazans who are dealing with death and injury, who are liv-ing under the stress of continuous air bombardment and the threat of immi-nent ground invasion. We have ter-rified children in Gaza, children who do not have enough water, do not have enough food, no medicine ... with all that, children have no safe place. There is no place safe in Gaza. I dont know what will happen next if this madness continues. In the last week, it has been like hell for us. It is ugly, it is horrible.Ž Jody Williams, winner of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the International Campaign to Ban Land-mines and chair of the Nobel Womens Initiative told me, It is very hard to think about Israel calling what it is doing defending itself when it is occu-pying Palestinian territory. Its collec-tive punishment. We cannot support punishing an entire population because of the policies and attacks of Hamas. Its illegal.Ž The answer is simple and increases the chances of security on all sides: End the occupation. 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 a o a c a A rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe amnesty fantasy i w a p a amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly


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Military Trai l 5 61-80477 24 Patty Dent North Palm Beach Ron Reguero Palm Beach Gardens Aphrodite (AphŽ) MoulisJupiter J upiter 18 5 In d iantown Roa d 561-5 7 57 860 A6 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY A Unique Dogtique featuring ONE-OF-A-KIND Speciality Items!4550 PGA Blvd. #109 U PGA Commons East Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 561.624.3384 T iny size harnesses to t even the smallest pup along with t oys, treats and more! T iny size harnesses to t even the smallest pup along with t oys, treats and more! Bring your best friend by f or a cust om ing today! New puppy? New puppy? PET TALESNo cutting the quickNail trims don’t have to be a dog’s worst nightmare — or yours BY GINA SPADAFORIUniversal UclickQuick, look at your dogs feet. Are your pets nails too long? Do you remember the last time you cut them? Are you dreading the next? If theyre too long and youve been putting off the chore because of how awful the experience was for you both, well, youre in good company „ or, at least in the majority. Everywhere I go, I see dogs with nails that des-perately need trimming. And sometimes I dont even have to go anywhere: Even I can get so busy that I forget to trim them on my own dogs! But keeping nails trimmed is important. Long nails can make walking uncomfortable and can even cause lameness. This is why trim-ming nails short „ they should be just off the ground when your pet is standing „ and then trimming them just a pinch every week is both important and far easier than cutting them back bloodily and painfully every few weeks or even months. The problem with nails is that each has a blood vessel inside it. The trick is to trim to just beyond the end of this vein. If you nick it, the nail will bleed, and your dog will yelp. Everyone hits this vein on occasion, even veterinarians and groomers, which is why you should be sure to have blood-stopping powder on hand, such as Kwik Stop, before you start trimming. If your dog has light-colored toenails, the blood vessel is the pink area. Black nails are harder to figure out, but you should be able to see the vein by shining a flashlight behind the nail. If you cant tell, just clip back a little at a time. If you draw blood, take a pinch of the powder and press it against the exposed tip of the nail for a few seconds to stop the bleeding. If your dogs nails are so long that theyre forcing her foot out of position, you can take them back to where they should be in two ways. The first is to cut a little off every few days: The quick recedes before you as you go. The second way is to have your veterinarian take them all the way back at once when your dog is under anesthesia, such as for a teeth cleaning. After the nails are at a proper length, keeping them that way is easy with a weekly trim. If your dog is resistant to having her nails trimmed, work up to the task over a few weeks time by taking the trimmer in hand and touch-ing it to her feet, then her toes, then the nails, while praising her and giving her treats for each step. When she is used to having her feet handled, put the trimmer against the nail and praise and treat more still. Then trim a little off, and so on. Praise and more praise! Treats and more treats! Dont insist on getting all the nails done at once. Do one or two toes a night, and put the nippers away while you and your dog are feeling positive about the experience. An alternative to nail trimming is nail grinding. You can buy a canine nail grinder, or just use a lightweight rotary grinding tool, such as the Dremmel. Some dogs prefer having their nails ground instead of clipped, perhaps because with a grinder its easy to stop before you hit the quick. The most important thing to remember when grinding is that nails can get hot while youre working on them. Dont grind continuously. Touch the grinder to the nail in very short bursts „ a second or two at most „ to keep the heat from building up. And make sure not to catch any fur while youre working. (Tip: Look for online videos on grinding nails to see the technique.) Whichever method youre using to shorten the nails, dont forget the dewclaws, those extra toes you can find up on the inside of the leg. Not all dogs have them, but for those who do, neglected nails can be a problem. Long nails can catch on upholstery and tear the dewclaw partly off the leg. Keeping these nails short will prevent injury, which is why you havent finished trimming nails until youve done the dew, too. If you work with your pet frequently, trim just a little at a time and reward generously for cooperation, the days of nail-trimming dread will be behind you both, and your dog will step out more comfortably on your walks together. Q With patient handling and praise, many dogs learn to tolerate nail trimming without a fuss. Pets of the Week >>Hazel is a 1-year-old spayed pit bull terrier mix. She is happy and her tail won’t stop wagging. She likes both human and canine companions. She needs a big fenced yard or eld trips outside. Her manners need some work, but she listens well and will sit for a treat. >>Fancy is a 2-year-old spayed domestic. Fancy is not shy. She’s making the best of her stay at the shelter until she has her own home. She's a sweet girl that loves attention and “me” time. She prefers just being one-on-one with her human friends and not having to live with other fur mates. To adopt Hazel or Fancy:The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, is located at 3100/3200 Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Adoptable pets and other information can be seen at For adoption information call 686-6656.>>Jackie came to Safe Harbor as a stray found in Riviera Beach and is about 3 years old. Jackie is calm and gentle and could be placed in a home with older children, but no other pets. Jackie will make loyal and loving companion. >>Jazzy Bell was brought to Safe Harbor as a three-week old kitten. Jazzy Bell is very vocal and independent. She also enjoys cat toys, playtime and long catnaps.To adopt:For more information about Jackie and Jazzy Bell or other adoptable dogs and cats call Safe Harbor’s Adoption Center at 747-5311, ext. 2. Safe Harbor’s adoption center is at 401 Maplewood Dr., Suite 10 in Jupiter.

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A8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYto turn away from their 2-7 p.m. caller-driven broadcast, but if he must, he tries to catch the morning reruns. If you turn it off, you miss it,Ž he says. You can listen all day and it can be 4 hours of crap, but if you dont listen to that last half hour, somethings gonna happen and youre gonna miss it, that radio gold.Ž Mr. Easter says its subliminal. People keep calling because, Theyre called the Love Doctors. That denotes that theyre compassionate and profession-al.Ž And he knows its delusional, but he still thinks theyre his friends. He loves when he pulls up next to some UPS truck and the driver has the volume cranked up loud enough to hear whats playing on his radio. Its always the Love Doctors,Ž Mr. Easter says. Every UPS driver listens to the Love Doctors.Ž The two feel an instant camaraderie and start swapping stories immediately. Theres nothing Mr. Easter revels in more than when he can say, I was there for the birth of that joke,Ž like the Steve Weagle bashing of late. A listener was eating at some restaurant, saw Steve Weagle, got all local-celebrity-star-struck, knew the waitress, heard he did not leave a tip, and called the Love Doctors show, forever turning Steve Weagle meteorologist into Steve Weagle that jerk. Mr. Weagle has since called in to clear his name, claiming his friend paid, and that he was unaware his friend did not leave a tip. This does not matter. Love Doc listeners ran away with the story, calling in such raucous taunts as, I saw this guy on the beach hitting golf balls into the ocean, got closer and saw they were not golf balls, they were sea turtle eggs and it was Steve Weagle! Stories like this encapsulate the Love Doctors phenomena. Its like Seinfeld radio; its a show about nothing so everything happens. Lis-teners cannot get enough. They do not know what will happen next, so they dare not miss it when it goes down. Theyre obsessed. Theyre addicted. No matter what they talk about across the kitchen table or around the office water cooler, they have to call in and hear the Love Doctors spin on it, for the Love Docs are more than talk radio. Theyre the authority. Ask the Love Doctors: What is it about you? Why are you a guilty pleasure to so many? Indi-vidually, they will tell you the same answer: I have no idea. It just happened. I dont know.Ž How many listeners do you have? I have no idea.Ž Why Green OnionsŽ for your theme song? It just happened.Ž How many years have you been doing your show? I dont know.Ž To clear up formalities, the Love Doctors are Rich Dickerson (host), Glenn Curtis (side-kick), Lea Maresca (co-host) and Dano Russo (producer). Keeping with the personality of the show, Dr. Rich would be the monarch, Dr. Glenn would be the royal astrologer, Lea would be the lady and Dano would be a mix of the court jester and the faithful steed. Their show airs Monday-to-Friday on WZZR Real Radio 94.3. You can stream them, you can download their podcasts, you can pick them up on iHeartRadio. As far as their ratings, Clear Channel officials maintain that the Love Doctors are perpetually ranked No. 1 in the demographic of men ages 25-54 in the Palm Beach market. Adding women to the mix, the Love Docs vacillate between the No. 1 and No. 2 spots. For years I remember driving to work every Monday morning, thinking, Oh, my God. What are we going to do? They forgot about us over the weekend,Ž says Dr. Rich. Im over that now, but for the first five years, every Monday morning, I was scared to death.Ž Dr. Rich swears that the Love Doctors have no other agenda than to attract an audience and sell commercials. Were not here to change anybodys mind,Ž he says. Its stream of conscious radio. The subject changes 12 times an hour, so buckle up for the ride, you never know what the next phone call will bring.Ž On-air Dr. Rich tells his listeners, Were here to make your day go by faster,Ž but what does his show do for him? It sustains his belief in the power of radio, for more than attracting an audience and selling com-mercials, the Love Doctors have built a charity. The Love Doctors kicked off their inaugural toy drive in 1994, raising $2,900 to buy toys for 51 children. In 2010, they raised more than $180,000 reaching more than 8,000 kids. The numbers continue to swell. Dr. Rich says the Love Doctors are compelled to continue their charity because, Its court-ordered.Ž Dr. Glenn interjects, Our charity is our way to give back to our audience. Without our audience, there would be no show ƒ Its our way of saying thank you.ŽLOVEFrom page 1 JOHN SESSA/FLORIDA WEEKLYDuring the show, Dano, left, rolls around in his chair, juggling phones, sound effects and commerical breaks, all the while listening for punchlines from Dr. Rich, center, and Dr. Glenn. Dr. Rich, top, says he was influenced by Harry Caray and Larry Lujack. Dr. Glenn, left, talks openly about his attention deficit disorder, and his parents having Alzheimer’s.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 NEWS A9Court-ordered makes for a better story,Ž quips Dr. Rich. Executive Director of the Love Doctors Charities Terri May sees through this faade. At a recent board meet-ing the Love Doctors learned 400 toys would be given to homeless children in the Palm Beach County School District. Ms. May saw the Love Doctors shak-ing their heads, trying to imagine such unthinkable numbers. They wish they could do more and they do so much.Ž The Love Doctors Charities stretch beyond the toy drive. They fund schol-arships for children to attend the Flor-ida Diabetes Camp, assist families with medical/financial challenges and buy equipment for those with special needs. Ms. May was humbled to hear how the Love Doctors once built a home for Mildred, a regular caller with cancer. Dr. Rich likes when he sees the charity come full circle. Volunteers will come to help and say, You helped me get back on my feet a couple years ago, now what do you need me to do?Ž Dr. Glenn likes when he sees kids empty their piggy banks. Kids will save up their allowance all year long, then donate what theyve saved,Ž he says. That always gets me.Ž The Love Doctors refuse to feed into their celebrity. The way the see it, theyre just regular guys doing a job. They know their place in this world: They are radio hosts. Listeners love Dr. Glenn for being intelligent and endear-ing, the biggest Star Trek nerd who never grew up. They love the way Dr. Rich steers the show, when hes done with a caller, when hes had enough, he politely tells them to, Shuffle off.Ž As far as their followings concerned, music radio can shuffle off. And in the Shakespearian twist of caller-driven radio, their following has become their show. Jennifer Sardone-Shiner has been buying radio spots since 1996. Even before she took on the role of mar-keting director for the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, it was her job to know to radio „ know who was on what sta-tion, know who her prospective patrons were listening to. Thereby a scholar of local radio, she believes the Love Doc-tors became household names by being transparent. Theyve opened up their personal lives,Ž she says. People (who listen to them) can honestly tell you things about their lives. I think thats why their callers give back to them, it allows their callers to tell who they are.Ž Dr. Glenn has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Ive talked about this openly,Ž he says. Many listeners come up to me and say, You gave me the courage to do something about it after hearing you talk about your experience on air.Ž He also talks about his mothers and his fathers Alzheimers disease, helping people to relate, helping people under-stand. No such revelations from Dr. Rich. He lives by the stance, Never let em know your weakness, cause they will attack.Ž Dr. Rich has got a little bit of Dr. Gonzo in him. Like Hunter S. Thomp-son, hes tall and lean and experience-worn. Thompson may or may not have consumed all those hallucinogens. Dr. Rich may or may not have slept with Stevie Nicks. Was he instrumental in naming the KISS fan club the KISS Army? It seems so fitting, could it be true? Reader or listener, it transfixes you. You want to believe it. You want to know more. I was heavily influenced by two people,Ž says Dr. Rich. Harry Caray, the baseball announcer of the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals many years ago. As a kid, I would listen to him with the radio under my pillow. I thought he was pretty cool. I found his communicative prowess impressive. Then I had the misfortune of living in Chicago for a couple years and I heard Larry Lujack on WLS. He was my idol. That was it. I had to get into radio.Ž The Love Doctors have been on the radio for more than 20 years, but 20 minutes before a show, they do not know what they are going to say. They deliberately do not talk about their weekends beforehand, they want to keep it real, keep their reactions authentic, so they save their escapades for the air. Sometimes this means they cannot look at each other before they walk in the studio, for fear their facial expressions will give it all away. On a recent day, soon as they step into the studio, they complain about the smell. This seems customary among Real Radio personalities, to blame the stench on whatever hosts came before them. Toy drive details and a football schedule hang tacked up on the walls. Theres a window with vertical blinds. Theres some inspirational poster about teamwork. Theres a blue recycling bin but its empty. Theres a hole in the wall from the studio door being swung open. Theres a picture of Dr. Glenns head somehow attached to the second-hand of the clock, tick-tock-ticking around. The Love Doctors sit along a raised U-shaped desk like theyre sitting on barstools. Its like a five-hour happy hour without the alcohol „ on our part „ I dont know what theyre doing,Ž Dr. Rich says about his callers. The show starts and they listen intently. They try to visualize each others stories just like all their listen-ers do out there in listener-land. When one speaks, three other sets of eyes fix-ate on them like, What are you going to give me? They do make the expressions that you hear in their inflections. They throw their heads back when they laugh, they rest their hands on their chins, they hold up their pointer fingers when they have a question, they squint their eyes like, Ewww,Ž and raise their eyebrows like, What?!Ž Dr. Rich kicks back in his Reeboks, arms crossed, listening to his call-ers, looking out over his mike into the infinite. He adjusts his glasses and fur-rows his brow as he sizes them up. The reflection in his glasses lends mischief to his eyes when he smiles. Dr. Glenn rocks back and forth in his chair, scratches his neck, clasps his hands, fidgets. Lea wears her gray sweatpants (Victoria Secret PINK brand) and snacks on her heart-healthy snacks (SlimCakes). Shes brunette with brown eyes, a tan and a brain. Her presence makes it refreshing to see men are more than attracted to smart women; theyre smit-ten. Dano rolls around in his chair like some kind of mad wizard behind the curtains of Oz. He juggles phones, sound effects, music, emails, com-mercial breaks, all while paying atten-tion for the punchline of some joke. Thanks for calling the Love Doctors. Whats your name?Ž he whispers. The phone lines light up like dancing Red Hot candies. One of those regular Red Hots would be David Newhouse. Listeners know his backstory. David lives in Orlando. His husband Joey makes dolls. I remember when my goldfish died,Ž Mr. Newhouse begins. We called up and played music. Joey played the bag-pipes. We said a little prayer. Then we flushed him. That was a really funny call.ŽMr. Newhouse started listening to the Love Doctors back in 1999. Driv-ing around the country, testing out cell phone towers, he sat alone in his truck. Day after day, year after year, they kept me company,Ž he says of the Love Docs. You become a loyal listener. Actually, you become addicted.Ž Through the years, hes gone through shifting emotions. There are times when he sees the Love Doctors as radio personalities. Other times, he sees them as his friends. But what he sees most in the Love Doctors would be their sig-nificance to the airwave world: Music radio is dead.Ž Q To donate, volunteer or learn more about the Love Doctors Charities, please call their charity of ce at 772-621-7021, visit, follow the Love Doctors on Facebook or tune in to Real Radio 94.3/101.7. Dear listener/reader, I told the Love Doctors I was a Fort Myers native. I told them my Mama’s family goes back five generations in Fort Myers. I told them I would be doing a dis-service to my profession if I did not ask them to please tell me the Fort Myers story. Dr. Rich said if he told me, he would have to ask Lea to leave the room. I said that would be okay by me. I was not looking to steal his thun-der. I wouldn’t print the story, just vouch for its reputation. Then Dano interjected, “That’s a guarded secret. That’s the best radio ploy ever.” To which Dr. Rich assured me, he will tell the Fort Myers story on air at some point. I asked him if this would be on the show’s last day. He told me, “That’ll be up to the station.” —Athena Ponushis JOHN SESSA/FLORIDA WEEKLYFrom left, Dr. Rich, producor Dano, Lea and Dr. Glenn in their Clear Channel studio. COURTESY PHOTODavid Newhouse, left, shown with his hus-band Joe McPhale, is a regular caller.


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Q A September theft from a sofa superstore in Northampton, England, ended badly for two men, who had just loaded a pair of couches (worth the equivalent of about $650 each) into their truck and were about to drive off. However, the store manager rushed out and, noticing the trucks unfastened back door, reached in and pulled the sofas out, leaving the men to drive away empty-handed. The sequence was captured on surveillance video, leading store owner Mark Kypta to liken it to something out of a Benny Hill film.ŽQ Kalpeshkumar Patel, 40, failed in June to carry out his longstanding threat to burn down the Chevron station in High Springs, Fla. After dousing his car with gasoline in front of the store, he realized he had no lighter or matches and had to ask several customers, with-out success, to help him out. He was arrested before he could do any damage. 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(For the more upscale, other facilities offer deluxe urns, taxidermy, freeze-drying pets and creating a synthetic diamond out of pet ashes.) Family values Police in Athens, Ga., searching for Homer Parham, 51, at his house in Sep-tember, came up empty, and his wife said he wasnt there. But as officers were leaving, the couples young daugh-ter said, Mommy locked Daddy in the closet.Ž Mr. Parham was found hiding in a high-up crawl space. Q 54th annual Junior League of the Palm Beaches Cotillion classes underwayThe Junior League of the Palm Beaches Inc. 54th Cotillion series of evening classes is seven Mondays held Novem-ber through February. It concludes with a presentation and dinner dance at Ibis Golf & Country Club in West Palm Beach. The Cotillion is a program of professional etiquette and ballroom dance and philanthropy instruction designed for 6-9th grade students. The 9th-grade court receives 10 communi-ty service hours and 7thand 8th-graders receive hours as well. 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A12 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYKaren Marcus named Woman of the Year by chamber council SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYKaren Marcus, Palm Beach County commissioner, was named Woman of the Year by the Women in Business Council of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Marcus, elected to the commission in 1984, will leave the board on Nov. 20, as provided by the countys term-limit rules. The chamber group nominated 12 women this year for their leadership and contributions to the business com-munity and community-at-large, with an emphasis on the northern region of Palm Beach County. The 11 other women nominated were Sarah Alsofrom, chief development and community relations officer, Hanley Center Foundation; Patricia Faulkner, director of tennis, BallenIsles Coun-try Club; Yvette Flores, enrollment and match specialist, Big Brothers Big Sis-ters of Palm Beach and Martin Coun-ties; Barbara Ross Kozlow, regional sales manager, Keyes Company Real-tors; Dana Middleton, president and CEO, Intelligent Office; Dawn Pardo, councilwoman, City of Riviera Beach Council; Kay-Lynette Roca, executive director, Safe Harbor Animal Sanctu-ary; Sherra Sewell, advertising and mar-keting consultant; Julie Swindler, CEO, Families First of Palm Beach County; Brittany Tallon, regional sales coordina-tor, AFLAC; and Jean Wihbey, provost and campus president, Palm Beach State College. More than 180 attendees honored the women at an annual luncheon; sponsor of the series was the Palm Beach Gar-dens Medical Center. Q COURTESY PHOTOS 1. Nominees for Woman of the Year included, front row: Yvette Flores, Jean Wihbey, Brittany Tallon, Barb Kozlow, Dana Middleton, Patricia Faulkner, Kay-Lynnette Roca and Karen Marcus, and back row, Julie Swindler, Sarah Alsofrom, Darn Pardo and Sherra Sewell. 2. Kay Hicks and Donna Goldfarb 3. Karen Marcus 4. Sharon Quiercioli, Greg Leach and Dr. Jean Wihbey 134 Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation celebrity pro-am golf tourney is Dec. 14-15 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYJoin golf superstars, sports legends and celebrities for Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundations Fourth Annual Swing with the Stars Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament, held at the PGA National Resort & Spa on Friday, Dec. 14 and Satur-day, Dec. 15. This weekend of golf and glam-our begins Friday at 6:30 p.m. as you saunter into the Speak Easy, presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, and party with the stars in the Grand Ballroom. Golfers and non-golfers can enjoy exquisite cuisine, sip signature cocktails at the exclusive Nolets Silver Dry Gin Ice Bar, mingle with celebrities and dance to the hottest tunes, according to a prepared statement by Hospice. Guests can also bid in live and silent auctions featuring spectacular vacations, luxury spa treatments, incredible jewelry and golf outings „ even a trip to New York City for a behind-the-scene tour of the Today Show. On Saturday, golf with champions on the newly renovated Fazio Course begins at 7 a.m. with breakfast and a chance to win cash in the helicopter ball drop. Following the day on the course, golfers can unwind and enjoy the Leisure Time Coins Awards Luncheon. Professional golfers scheduled to appear are Beth Bader, Jean Bartholomew, Olin Browne, Mark Calcavecchia, Michelle McGann, Bob Murphy, Alena Sharp and Jackie Gallagher Smith. Football great Steve Walsh is also scheduled to attend. With a bona fide Speak Easy and a day of great golf, this week-end is enjoyed by golfers and non-golfers alike,Ž said Foundation Presi-dent Greg Leach, in the prepared statement. All proceeds from this outstanding event benefit the Hospice of Palm Beach County Founda-tion. With the generous support of our attendees and sponsors, we can help every family in our community have this precious care in their time of need.Ž The Fourth Annual Swing with the Stars Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tourna-ment is made possible by the support of sponsors that include AMG Marketing Group, Dignity Memorial, ESPN Radio 760 AM, Isador S. Segall Trust, Nolets Silver Dry Gin, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, United Healthcare, John Rubino, WPEC-TV CBS 12 and Dan and Valarie Young. The field is limited to 100 golfers; registration is encouraged now, by calling Hospice of Palm Beach County Founda-tion at 494-6884 or visiting To become an event sponsor, email Lauryn Barry at Q Palm Beach County Jewish Federation establishes a relief fund for Israel SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County has launched the Israel Terror Relief Fund in response to the escalating situation in Israel. Funds will be used for urgent and immedi-ate humanitarian needs. One hundred percent of all donations will be used to support Federation partners on the ground, the Federation announced in a prepared statement. The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County stands shoulder-to -shoulder with the people of Israel who are struggling with the physical, emotional and psychological impact of living under siege,Ž said Federation President Mark F. Levy, in the state-ment. 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MICHAEL PAPA Chiropractor Clinic Director iliotibial band plantar facitis FOOT OR HIP PAIN SLOWING YOUR WORKOUT DOWN?Ž PLANTAR FASCIITISOR IT BAND PAIN?ŽTREATING WITH NEW X5 OSSIALATION THERAPY STATE OF ART THERAPY EQUIPMENT FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 A13Giving of your heart returns a greater gift of purpose, meaningYou pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.Ž „ Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet.ŽWe could not have been a more diverse group „ all ages, nationalities and fam-ily backgrounds „ but on Thanksgiving morning, we shared a common purpose. My family joined hundreds of volunteers who gathered throughout South Florida, hoping, in some small way, to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. On a day where most of us gather to socialize, laugh, eat, drink and express thanks, it can be humbling and gratifying to reach out to those who seem-ingly have little to be thankful for. In fact, scores of volunteers, organized by The Big Heart Brigade, and many orga-nizations, including Christ Fellowship, had been working tirelessly throughout the week to prepare and package dinners to be distributed on Thanksgiving morning. We were sent out in teams to knock on doors and offer holiday cheer and a healthy meal. In a powerful way, the team leaders reminded the group that this endeavor was not just about delivering food. More importantly, it was an opportunity to make a human connection, perhaps with a mes-sage of hope. As we approached each household, we were well aware that, in some instances, our greetings might in fact be the only human interaction the recipient might have had that day. The Big Heart Brigade began in 1992, when a handful of businessmen and resi-dents joined to make a difference in their community. Over the years, police and fire professionals, community leaders and reg-ular folks dedicated themselves to offering hands onŽ service. The Big Heart Brigade website notes: Sometimes the evidence is obvious; other times its as subtle as a secret shame, but in each community you can find signs of hurt, hardship and human suffering. Yet in these same communities you can find the helping hands and big hearts needed to ease that suffering. The latter best explains what sparked the creation of The Big Heart Brigade of the Treasure Coast.Ž Each year, The Big Heart Brigade has grown in scope and magnitude and has been able to reach more and more com-munities. The organization is 100 percent voluntary and has no paid administrators or board members. Every dollar raised goes directly back into the community, thereby maximizing the impact of every dollar. Under the motto Coming to the Rescue,Ž the group started out with a toy drive, conducted fund-raising efforts for other nonprofits, and graduated to whats become its signature event „ a massive Thanksgiving Day dinner effort. In its first endeavor cooking Thanksgiving dinners for the needy and lonely, The Big Heart Brigade served 3,000 dinners in Martin County. This year, it is estimated that over SEVEN THOUSAND volunteers „ including school children, Boy Scouts, sin-gle parents, moms and dads, the wealthy and those barely making it „ combined their efforts to serve more than 105,000 Thanksgiving meals. Theres so much news about whats wrong with our society these days that its not uncommon for us to become jaded and cynical. Were so often consumed by our everyday demands that we lose sight of what truly matters. On Thanksgiving Day, were encouraged to reflect and show gratitude for the many gifts in our lives. This past week, The Big Heart Brigade volunteers were once again reminded of an important life lesson: giving to others from ones heart ultimately returns a much greater gift of meaning and purpose. Q „ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a Palm Beach Gardens psychotherapist. She holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. Reach her at 630-2827, at or on Twitter @LindaLipshutz.Local Tenet hospitals honored for organ donation and recovery workDelray Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center were recently awarded the 2012 Luminaire Hospital Achievement Awards from the Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency. The award represents hospitals that demonstrate strong commitment to donation, leadership and staff teamwork in their achievement of a 75 percent or higher donation rate goal, according to a prepared statement from the hospitals. Our hospitals are honored to receive the 2012 Luminaire Hospital Achieve-ment Award,Ž said Senior Vice President of Operations at Tenet Florida Marsha Powers. We are proud to make such a sig-nificant impact in South Florida and across the nation by going above and beyond to save lives in the name of organ donation.Ž The Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA) is a division of the Uni-versity Of Miami DeWitt Daughtry Family Department Of Surgery, designated as the regional Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) in South Florida and Puerto Rico. The LAORA is a non-profit community service organization that collaborates in the recovery and placement of organ tissue donations that can be used for transplanta-tion and/or research. Their certification is designated by the Department of Health and Human Services. The LAORA mission is to work in collaboration with hospitals to the success of achieving the common goal of saving and enhancing lives through donation and transplantation. In addition, the LAORA hosts its annual Luminaire Awards Gala for the purpose of recognizing and honoring hospitals and nurses for their valued contribution in organ donation and recovery. Delray Medical Center, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Med-ical Center and West Boca Medical Center each have received this award and are committed to collaborating with LAORA to continue the quality and integrity of the organ recovery process, and to increase donation awareness throughout their com-munities. Q HEALTHY LIVING i h i t t e B linda


BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY PALM BEACH COUNTY COMMERCE WEEK OF NOV 29-DEC 5, 2012 A14 Suit Your Soul clothing boutique offers eco friendly, peace-conscious products SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSuit Your Soul has opened in Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave, Suite 5102 in Palm Beach Gardens. Suit Your Soul markets itself as more than a clothing boutique; it is a lifestyle, a resource, a community net-work with a mission to create love and peace for a happier world through posi-tive thoughts, actions, conscious aware-ness and philanthropy, the firm states in a press release. In life Ive learned many lessons through pain, sorrow, loss and illness,Ž said owner Tamara Sabo, in the pre-pared statement. The most important lesson is keeping my thoughts above the line, just being conscious and seeing the dramatic impact it had on me. Notic-ing the difference in people around me when I was negative versus positive, as well as the effects my thoughts had on my body, it was evident I needed to make a more permanent change.Ž Through a dear friend, Ms. Sabo was introduced to Peace Love World, a brand of clothing which promotes positive living and charitable giving, and immediately she was transformed and carries the brand at Suit Your Soul, according to the statement. With many years of retail experience, sales, manag-ing other businesses and longing for a cre-ative and impactful outlet, Suit Your Soul was founded by Ms. Sabo, the culmination of a lifelong dream. Her belief behind the creation of Suit Your Soul is think, feel, be positive, its a state of mind and as long as your thoughts are positive, your actions in life will also be. My mindset is for creating peace through con-scious awakening one person at a time,Ž she said in the state-ment. Each clothing item, accessory and element has been carefully selected with the customer in mind. Many of the pieces carry positive messages, are organic and eco friendly, made in the USA and or/are from a manufacturer with a purpose. For example, the store carries Sseko Designs, a sandal company based in Uganda, which creates beautiful leather sandals with inter-changeable fabric straps that can be styled in hundreds of ways. Sseko began as a way to gener-ate income for high potential, talented young women to attend a university. Sseko has gradu-ated three classes of women. Every woman who has graduated from Sseko is current-ly pursuing her col-lege degree. In addition to their university-bound team, Sseko also employs a full-time team of women from all walks of life. By creat-ing an environment of dignity, honor, creativity and dedication, Sseko Designs provides the opportunity for women in East Africa to end the cycle of poverty and create a more equitable society. Whether you are soul-searching for a unique and meaningful way to express your individuality or looking to recharge energy by adding a splash of color, align your chakras or feng shui your style, we are here to Suit Your Soul,Ž Ms. Sabo said in the release. The Tree of Life logo for Suit Your Soul depicts being grounded and connected with the earth while branching out in search of higher meaning and positive being. Ms. Sabos hope is that the collaboration of cloth-ing lines she has chosen to sell will add some positive meaning to the cus-tomers life as well, the statement says. Suit Your Soul carries womens, mens and childrens clothing, as well as shoes and accessories. Ms. Sabo is working with IDI Apparel to design an Imagine World Peace TShirt in which a percentage of the pro-ceeds will benefit the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Regular store hours are Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun. noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 271-9942 or see Q Make a list…Check it twiceHere are some tips to keep within budget and protect yourself during holiday shopping SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYWith the joy of the holidays comes the stress of over spending ƒ and over-spending. Every year, many consumers overspend during the holidays, starting off the New Year in debt. You can make this year debt-free by creating a holiday budget and sticking to it. Although retailers are anticipating an increase in holiday spending over last year, that doesnt mean you have to spend more. According to the National Retail Federation, American shoppers will spend just under $750 on average on their holi-day purchases this year, with a record percentage of shoppers buying online.Ž Whether you plan to spend more or less than that average, the key is to set a budget and stick to it. The Better Busi-ness Bureau has again teamed up with Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions to offer financial tips to help you man-age your expenses and stay clear of debt. To get started, check out the Holiday Planner Calculator at, which helps you compartmentalize your holi-day budget into categories like gifts, travel and food. You set the overall budget and adjust it depending on your needs and plans for the holiday season. Here are some other ideas from Clearpoint for sticking to a budget:Q Make a list. Jot down a list of the persons to whom you wish to give a holiday gift.Q Set a limit. Look at your budget to see what amount you can afford to spend in total and then set limits for the amounts you will spend on each person.Q Do your research. Many retailers are offering holiday deals, but its always a good idea to comparison shop. Online prices may be better, but dont forget to factor in shipping costs. Q Plan your purchases. Decide on what items you will buy online and which items you will purchase at local retailers. Go to to check out the BBB Business Reviews before you shop. In addition to budgeting, here are other tips to keep in mind.Q Watch out for scams. The new BBB Scam Stopper website can tell you all about the latest scams, and help you learn the most common tactics used by scam artists both in-person and online. Be especially careful of holiday-related scams. Be sure that letter from Santa is from a legitimate site before you share your childs personal information. And that friend or grandchild who was mugged while traveling and needs some cash wired ASAP? Thats a scam. Dont fall for it!Q Shop safely online. Before you surf the net, make sure your computer has the most recent updates for spam filters, anti-virus and anti-spyware software. Scammers use this holiday time to prey on online shoppers. Only shop on trust-ed websites, and look for the Ad Choices logo for sites that give you more control over whether advertisers can use your information for targeted advertising. Its also best to use a credit card when shop-ping online because you can dispute the charges if you dont receive the item you ordered. Q Know your rights. Whether shopping retail or online, know your legal rights. U.S. law requires that orders made by mail, phone or online be shipped by the date promised or, if no delivery time was stated, within 30 days. If the goods arent shipped on time, the shopper can cancel and demand a refund. Consumers also have the right to reject mer-chandise if its defective or was misrepresented. Otherwise, its the com-panys policies that deter-mine if the shopper can cancel the purchase and receive a refund or credit, so be sure you understand return policies before you buy. Keep track of all receipts and documentation, too. Q ol th e r e p o e e p o c e u se p ol th th he r re p o ee doc Q c l h ol e p p cum um um otect yourself durin g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g g holiday shopping l or on l ine, k now your t s. 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They are also positively disposed toward practic-es that save them money. Since Decem-ber is the season for traveling and well soon approach spring break and Easter holiday travel, here are some ideas for creating savings. Airfare The cheapest fares are generally found by booking far in advance of a trip. Except for the Type A planners or for events known in advance with great certainty (e.g., graduations, col-lege breaks and weddings, which are known six months or more in advance), the average traveler is putting together an itinerary a few months to several weeks before departure. If you book in advance and then later have to cancel a hotel reservation, you will face serious penalties or a total loss if you booked on an Internet site noted for discounted hotel costs. If you later have to cancel a flight reservation, you face rebooking fees that are generally around $100 per flight. Southwest Airlines is the one airline that does not charge a cancella-tion/rebooking fee. The problem is that it does not always offer the cheapest flight. One way to best take advantage of Southwests no-fee cancellation policy is to book as soon as possible. If those departure dates and locations change, you can always cancel the flight and the credit remains in your account for a reasonable period of time. If your flights departure dates and locations remain unchanged, you can then be looking for an even cheaper fare that might be found as the date of departure approaches. I booked my roundtrip Thanksgiving holiday tickets on Southwest from Fort Lauderdale to Austin recently. (I live close to Southwest Florida Interna-tional Airport, but I prefer driving from Naples to Fort Lauderdale to get a non-stop fight.) The flight Southwest offered wasnt a bad fare, but it wasnt great, and it had a plane change stopover. The day before my departure, I found a non-stop on Jet Blue for close to $100. Now that was a great fare. Since I could cancel the Southwest flight at the last minute, I took advantage of the deal. Two days before the SWA return flight I was able to get another Jet Blue flight but this time for $84! Now, that might seem unfair to Southwest, but the truth is that because the airline offers this no-cost cancellation policy, I have chosen to accumulate all my credit card purchases on the airlines credit card in order to get its bonus miles. Southwest has become my airline of first choice. Its just not the only choice. As it seems that my college-age children were always changing their plans at the last minute and I was always pay-ing penalties on what was attempted to be the cheapest flight cost, I finally fig-ured out that, for them, I can only book on Southwest. HotelsUnless your travel plans are 100 percent certain, booking a hotel on a dis-count Internet site is often a danger-ous proposition. Continuing the theme of cancellation without penalty as a travel priority, I have come to use as my booking site of choice. It is my experience that its prices are better than all the other Internet discount sites and most of the time they allow free cancellation. Sometimes cancellation the day before is allowed. Other times, the cancellation must occur several days before. If no cancellation is allowed, then it generally means that the hotel cost is extremely below market. Most often, the hotel cost is shown two ways: nonrefundable and refundable, with the former being cheaper. Booking a hotel at a very cheap price, which also permits last minute cancella-tion then allows me to consider alterna-tive hotels as I approach the departure date. I will search for a cheaper alternative, and I often use Groupons getaways to book a hotel. Before you book on Groupon (an online free discount service for buying services and products) you must read the fine print as to when the hotels Groupon can be used. The dates you specifically need may be blocked. I have learned that the sequence of call-ing the hotel as to availability, followed by purchase of the Groupon, and then call back to the hotel to give a Groupon code etc. does not always work. Some-times, within that short window of time between getting the code and calling the hotel to make the discounted res-ervation, the room has been booked by someone else. So, this is my revised Groupon procedure: pull up the hotel Groupon on the web and get ready to enter the purchase (meaning that Groupon has all my credit card information and I am linked to the page allowing the specific hotels purchase). I then call the hotel and tell them I have a Groupon and want to know if there is availability on certain dates. If they have availability, I then enter the Groupon purchase and immediately, I can access this Groupon certificate (with the relevant codes that the hotel requires with the booking.) E-mail your travel tips and possibly you will see them posted in this column in a follow up on travel savings. Q „ Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. She can be reached at 239-5718896 or i f S i d y t jeannette SHOWALTER CFA


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A VENUE MARKETING GROUP EVENT Roberta SabbanPalm Beach Daily News, Food Editor Confrerie des Chevaliers du TastevinOrder des Coteaux de Champagne Acupuncture ARTHRITIS FIBROMYALGIA GOLFERS ELBOW M.S. SCIATICA HEADACHES ALLERGIES STRESS ANXIETY DEPRESSION MENOPAUSE PMS INFERTILITY IMPOTENCE PARALYSIS KIDNEY PROBLEMS EXCESS WEIGHT IMMUNE SYSTEM ANTI-AGING BALANCE Shudong WangLicensed Acupuncture Physician with 30 years experience and 8 years training in China10800 N. Military Trail, Suite 220Palm Beach Mention this ad for a FREE CONSULTATION(an $80 value!) & Custom Herbs A16 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY Just Move d !TO CRYSTAL TREE PLAZAA O Pn C1/2 mile south of PGA Blvd on US Hwy 1 64)XZt/PSUI1BMN#FBDIFabulous Poinsettias Choose from White, Red & PinkAll 20% O 561-691-5884 High-society Victorians had a formal way to meet new friends. No play-ground visits, no social media. The only proper method was an exchange of call-ing cards, often called visiting cards.Ž The system gave the elite a chance to screen newcomers and reject the unwanted.Ž The mans card was small enough to fit in his breast pocket. The womans card was a little larger. Both were engraved with the persons name and a title, such as Mr. or Mrs., or rank, like Governor, in a simple typestyle. By the end of the century, an address was included, and the typescript was more elaborate. To meet a neighbor, you went in a carriage to deliver a calling card. Your driver gave it to a maid, who took it to the lady of the house. She decided if she was not at homeŽ or at home.Ž The at homeŽ meant you could meet right away. Not at homeŽ meant she didnt want to meet you then and may never want to meet you. A card was left on the pile in a silver dish in the hall. The card with the most impressive name was kept on the top. Calling cards for those of lower social standing were decorated by the end of the 19th century, and these are the ones most collected today. Colorful flowers, birds, hands, faces or designs surround the simple name. Most sell today for $1 to $10. The special silver-plated card trays are another collectible. They often are designed to look like a ceramic dish on a pedestal with a cloth draped on the side or with birds perched in a corner. The imaginative dec-orations made it clear that the dishes were not meant to serve food. A silver-plated calling-card dish sells for about $150 to $300.Q: Years ago, I purchased a Shaker-style rocker at a tag sale. Theres a metal plate on it that reads American Chair Mfg. Co., Hallstead, Pa.Ž and Made for G.E. Finkel Furn. Co., Sussex, N.J.Ž The seat appears to have the original metal coils, with burlap wrapped around horsehair. Can you give me any information about the maker of this rocking chair?A: The American Chair Manufacturing Co. was in business from 1892 to 1930. The company was listed in direc-tories in Brandt and Hallstead, Pa. It was known for its Arts and Crafts furniture, which it first made in 1904.Q: I have a figurine thats marked Pasadena, California, Patent Pend-ingŽ in a circle and Florence CeramicŽ inside the circle. I bought it at a garage sale a long time ago for less than $5. Did I get a bargain?A: Florence Ceramics was in business in Pasadena, Calif., from 1942 to 1977. Flor-ence Ward (1894-1977) began making ceramics in her garage in about 1940. She established Florence Ceramics Co. in 1942. The com-pany made figurines, boxes, candleholders and other items. Many of the figurines were designed by Florence Ward. The company was sold to Scripto Corp. in 1964. Scrip-to made cups, mugs, trays, banks and adver-tising items under the Florence Ceramics name, but it did not make the figurines and other items pro-duced by the original company. Scripto closed in 1977. Reproductions of Flor-ence Ceramics figurines made in Asia have been imported into the United States since the 1960s. The more com-mon Florence Ceramic figurines sell for $30 to $50.Q: I have two 9-inch plates marked Delfts Blauw Chemkefa.Ž One plate pictures a small church and is titled Hasselt Kapel.Ž The other pictures a man and is titled Petrus Donders.Ž Id like to know something about them. Are they of any importance?A: Your plates were made by Chemisch Keramisch Fabriek (Chemfeka Earthenware Factory), a company in the Netherlands. The trade name Chem-kefaŽ is an acronym of the factory name. The company started operating in 1969 and was in business for several years, but it seems to be out of business now. Chemfeka made collector plates with blue Delft (Delft Blauw) Dutch scenes. Hasselt Kapel (Hasselt Chapel), the church shown on your plate, was built before 1536 near Tilburg in the Neth-erlands. Peter Donders (1807-1887) was born in Tilburg and became a Roman Catholic missionary and later a priest in Surinam. Value of your 20th-century plates is about $75 each.Tip: Dont stack boxes of Christmas ornaments. The weight may break some of the glass ornaments. 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 Gentlemen callers were sure to leave their cards t t t a l o c terry COURTESY PHOTO A short poem that starts with the words “Speed away” is inscribed on this 6-inch-high silver-plated card tray. It sold for $338 at Jackson’s International Auctioneers in Cedar Falls, Iowa, a few years ago.


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A18 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY high school „ until he realized hed never reach the majors and that at the end of the day, theres more to life than sports.Ž He has a 9 handicap in golf (Its been as low as 4, as high as 14,Ž he says). At the moment, a physical handi-cap hampers his game, and he expects months of down-time following major shoulder surgery, probably in Janu-ary, to repair rotator cuff tears and to clean out, as he says, a bunch of bone spurs.Ž It would seem that the new CEO of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has come to the right place. He took up residence at PBGMC in early August and quickly set up what he calls a targeted series of meet-and-greets,Ž refreshments included, in the employee cafeteria. Early morn-ing meetings. Late evening meetings. Weekend meetings. A chance for staff-ers to ask questions, get answers. The key to the first 90 daysŽ he says, is to be seen a lot, to listen a lot, smile a lot, to engage with staff, get their feedback, show them youre acting on what theyve told you. Often, you know, you take action on what someone said, but if you dont get back to them, they never know that you did.Ž Mr. Coomes is clear about his mission: Growth,Ž he says. The hospi-tal has always been a top cardiology facility. The biggest opportunity is to diversify into even more of the bread-and-butter type procedures. More gen-eral surgery, urology, internal medicine. And with more technological advances in cardiology, we need to continue our position as a leader in cardiac care, and the hospital has made a commitment to invest significant money in the facility this year.Ž An additional mission: To stop the turnover, especially in nursing. I want this to be THE place to work.Ž Theres no doubt that it was THE place for Mr. Coomes „ so much so that he vacated his previous position in Palmdale, Calif., to come here after only three months as CEO of Palmdale Regional Medical Center. They were disappointed,Ž he allows, speaking of his prior employer. But you can have a huge impact on an organization very quickly.Ž That impact, he says, came in the form of recruiting several new physicians and developing targets for future growth. Growth was the mandate in Auburn, Wash., too, where Mr. Coomes was CEO of the Auburn Regional Medi-cal Center for a year before moving to California with his wife Shannon and their son Lawson. The best thing we did there,Ž he says, was to put together a strategy to turn the organization around quickly.Ž Although he declines to cite a dollar figure, he credits his tenure there for bringing about a dra-matic financial turnaround within six months. Over the summer, when the job offer came from Tenet Healthcare Corpora-tion, which owns Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and several dozen other hospitals, Mr. Coomes didnt hesitate. I was transitioning into California when the call came,Ž he says. I didnt think twice about it. The opportunity was just too good.Ž The timing was not. Shannon and Lawson had just arrived in California from Washington. Their furniture was delivered on July 15. Two weeks later, they departed for Palm Beach Gardens. Florida is home to Larry Coomes, albeit his adopted home, the place where he had spent seven years as chief operating officer for Tenet Healthcares Boca West Medical Cen-ter, overseeing renovations and expan-sions, and negotiating the acquisition of an outpatient pediatric physical therapy center. We knew when we left,Ž he says, that our goal was to get back here.Ž His initial path to Florida, and into hospital administration, was something of a long and winding road. After graduation from Eastern Illinois University, with a degree in busi-ness, Mr. Coomes headed to Atlanta „ or, as he says, I started my trek south, toward the warmer weatherŽ „ and a career in the auto industry, first for Ford, later for Porsche. For much of his Atlanta-based time, he was on the road, often travelling five days a week. By 2000, he felt hed had enough and was ready for a change. But what sort of change? He asked himself what 10 years of sales and marketing and franchising had taught him, and the answer was clear. He was good at dealing with people at all levels, from mechanics to sales staff to executives. He could, as he says, get everybody on the same page.Ž A friend urged him to quit and enroll in a top-tier business school. Around the same time, Shan-non Coomes was completing nursing school and sharing stories shed heard from colleagues. Many repeated a com-mon theme: hospital environments that were frozen in timeworn routine, unable or unwilling to hear employees suggestions for change. I was saying, well, why dont they do this and why dont they do that,Ž Mr. Coomes says. And finally she said, You know, if you think youre so smart, why dont you do something about it?Ž It proved to be excellent advice. He enrolled at Duke University and earned his masters degree in business administration. He also had friends who worked for Tenet Healthcare and told him about the companys fast-track program, which led him to his next stop: Boca West Medical Center. I really wanted this to be my final career,Ž he says. Health care is an industry thats going to be around for-ever; its not going to go away.Ž In the years since he entered the field, the hospital industry has only gained in complexity, and Mr. Coomes is acutely aware of the challenges he faces. Primary among them: countering the proliferation of outpatient centers that siphon away a degree of outpatient business; setting the right tone inter-nally and in the community; confront-ing the reductions in Medicare reim-bursement that he foresees; balancing revenue and expenses, a juggling act often described in business as doing more with less.Ž Mr. Coomes sees a major challenge in the implementation of health care legislation … whats come to be known as Obamacare „ and expects it to affect the hospitals bottom line. The reason its so problematic is that were the ones saddled with the burden of caring for the indigent and uninsured who come in the doors and cant afford care, so we still provide that. And the cost is coming out of our Medicare budget. So while Obamacare is good nationally, in that it pays for the indi-gent and uninsured, for hospitals like me, it doesnt help a bit. In fact, it will probably hurt me because I have a heavier Medicare population than I do uninsured.Ž This is when the word leanŽ enters the conversation. As in Achieving a Leaner Organization. But, no, he says, that doesnt necessarily translate into layoffs. There can be budgetary snips instead of surgeries. For the moment, thats in the yet-tocome column. He is still settling in, still in the getting-to-know-you phase of the job. His family is settling in, as well. Shannon Coomes is seeking work. Her specialty is in cardiology,Ž her husband says, so shes taking the opportunity to be a little picky.Ž A nursing job at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is not in the picture. No,Ž he says, that would be a no-no. It would be different if I werent the CEO.Ž Seven-year-old Lawson, is thrilled to be backŽ in Florida, although when the prospect of such a quick move first was broached, he was wary and secured the promise that a pool and puppy would sweeten the deal. We have a pool ...Ž Larry Coomes says and lets the sentence trail off. At the age of seven, Lawson has yet to express a desire to occupy an office of his own, his when-I-grow-up plan set in sand, not stone. It changes every day,Ž Mr. Coomes says and laughs. Right now, he wants to be a Ninja or a Transformer or Spi-derman. A good line of work.Ž And as good a locale as any to pursue it. We dont plan on leaving Florida,Ž Larry Coomes says. We have a lot of family and friends here. Both sets of parents live in Ocala. We love the sun-shine, palm trees, seafood. It just fits in with our lifestyle.Ž Q GROWTHFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOA goal for Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, says Mr. Coomes, is to expand its general surgery, urology and internal medical p rograms.COURTESY PHOTOShannon, Larry and Lawson Coomes, who “don’t plan on leaving Florida.”


COURTESY PHOTOS C OURTESY PHOTO S FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 BUSINESS A19 SOCIETY Frankino luncheon benefitting Kidsanctuary Campus, featuring collections from Saks, at Ibis Golf and Country ClubWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” 1 2 3 7 6 5 4 8 9 10 Carla Pisani and Kristin Brown 1 Ginny Bordi, Carole Crysler and Cheryl Abrams Shaller 2 Patricia Loose, Rita Cusimano and Ellen Trocchia 3 Shelby Jackson, Eileen Lentz and Robin Schell 4. Pat Oppedisano and Lorri Dwoskin 5. Denise Cassandro and Patricia Loose 6. Dr. Fredric Barr and Connie Frankino 7. Father Brian King and Charles Bender 8. Betty Hertig and Kay Salvitti 9. Delores Murphy and Mary Scully10. Madeline Fink


A20 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYNETWORKING WXEL Garnet Society event, at Mackenzie-Childs in Palm BeachWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” SESSA / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Barbara Simkins, Joan Katz and Dale Wright 2 Rose Meyerowich, Betty Divosta and Dawn DeMarco-Book 3 Bill Scott, Mary Doscher and Bernie Henneberg 4. Samantha Conde and Wendy Roberts 5. Babara Simkins and Ellen Huxley-Laffer 6. Debra Tornaben and Samantha Conde 7. Mary Doscher and Laurel Sauer 8. Joan Seadafinaphelps and Maryellen Pate 9. Bill Scott, Joan Spadafinaphelps and Bernie Henneberg10. Marla Shainman and Carol Bastien11. Maryellen Pate, Betty Divosta and Debra Tornaben12. Marcia Howard and Margie Bower (88th Birthday)13. Rene Kesonen and Barbara Sherry 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B1 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 INSIDE Holiday eventsConcerts, special markets and a Christmas tree or two. B6-7 XConclusionsCould events have had a different ending? B2 XSocietyWho was out and about in the county? B10-11, 17-18 XA GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE The newly expanded Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival is shaping up to be one of the top food festivals in the Southeast. New this year are daytime events around town, wine edu-cation components and more involvement with Food Net-work personalities. Also new is the chef charity program, Chefs Dish Back. One hundred percent of the net profits will support the participating chefs charities of choice. The festival is Dec. 7-11. Organizer David Sabin explained the growth of the festival from a single tasting party held one night, to several dinners, wine tastings, contests and more over five days and nights and in several venues. Were constantly in a process of starting fresh and being innovative with the festival. Being within the know of food trends keeps it new.Ž The events forward motion comes from the enthusiasm of the audience, he said. It wouldnt have been so successful if it didnt have a strong community response last year. Based on feedback we received, whether it was adding unique pro-gramming or introducing eclectic elements, we rebranded to be a whole new brand this year.Ž Jorge Pesquera, director of the Palm Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, calls the fest a great emerging event for Palm Beach County.ŽPalm Beach Food & Wine Festival gets bigger and better every yearRecipe for success BY JAN NORRISjnorris@floridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTOS ABOVE: A chef slices meat at a carving station during last year’s food and wine festival.LEFT: Chefs Daniel Boulud, left, and Jim Leiken confer at Caf Boulud. COURTESY PHOTO Festivalgoers can sample small bites, above, as well as dine on full meals at Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival.SEE FESTIVAL, B4 XSEE SOMMERS, B4 XCall her well traveled.Avery Sommers career as an actress and singer has taken her across the country. She has appeared on television, and sizzled the boards of Broadway. But she always comes back home to Palm Beach County. She grew up in West Palm Beach and currently is crossing the Intra-coastal Waterway to play a series of cabaret performances at The Colony Hotels Royal Room. She recently chatted about those upcoming performances over soup at Duffys in Palm Beach Gardens. This is her sixth appearance at The Colony. Six times. Thats pretty exciting for a quote unquote local to do,Ž she says. But again, this local has not exactly kept her career local. She starred on Broadway, SOMMERS TIME BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comSinger savors opportunity to play a cabaret showCOURTESY PHOTO Avery Sommers says she is concentrating on songs by Rodg-ers & Hart, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin for her Colony show. SABIN Tiger tale“Life of Pi” manages to hold water. B13 X


B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSA sense of an endingWe live in time „ it holds us and moulds us „ but Ive never felt I understood it very well,Ž says the narrator of Julian Barnes Man Booker Prize-winning novel, The Sense of an Ending.Ž We live with such easy assumptions, dont we? For instance, that memory equals events plus time.Ž I have made the mistake of these easy assumptions, trusting the threads of my own memory. But as I recently learned, there is no trusting the fal-lible mind. Im working on a book of narrative nonfiction that pulls from my memories of past events. One scene takes place at a gala with a group of women who have since become my close friends. I wrote about that night, describing events as I remem-bered them, and to fact-check myself I e-mailed the passage to the women. Let me know if I got the details wrong,Ž I said. Over the next week I heard four different versions of our night together. The grand themes were the same, but the details „ who said what, who bought which bottle of wine „ varied from woman to woman, and it struck me how imprecise our memories are, how quickly and easily adapted, how we reconstruct moments until they fit the story we fashioned for ourselves long ago. History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation,Ž another character says in Mr. Barnes book. But in our modern age, the inadequacies of documentation are mini-mal. Especially with the advent of Gmail, where old messages never really disappear. Not sure what time you scheduled that meeting for? Won-dering what date you set for brunch? The information is right there, for-ever on record, a quick search away. As a rule, I make it a habit not to read old e-mail messages. They are typed and sent so quickly, with rarely a pause for consideration, that they are very much a product of the moment. Me, in that moment, typing them. Not me, in this moment, read-ing them. It always feels strange and slightly voyeuristic to come across old correspondence, especially if that correspondence involves a former flame. But I recently made this mistake. After I contacted the women from the gala, I needed to contact a man who had been in my life briefly but at a critical juncture. A man who left an indelible imprint on me, and who also plays a role in the book. In searching for his address in my e-mail archives, I came across mes-sages we had exchanged in the wake of our brief affair. In my retelling of our story, I had imagined that we stopped communicating at his request. I always thought he had been the one to end things, that I had been the one left longing. But those old e-mails said otherwise. When I contacted him again recently „ ostensibly about the book, but also to see how hes fared these last few years „ I was surprised when he said in his message, Ive often won-dered how things might have turned out differently.Ž Now that I know the truth of events, and my own hand in them, I cant help but wonder the same. Q m h w t l a artis


B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYFoods big with tourists, he said. Research tells us that fine dining is one reason people look at and consider Palm Beach County as a destination. The festival helps generate a positive buzz for us as a leisure and vaca-tion destination. It helps bring visitors to Palm Beach County during a need time „ when we have lots of rooms to fill in early December.Ž It also reflects the reputation of Palm Beach County as a place for top restau-rants, he said. Part of the excitement for festivalgoers are the guest chefs. The tribute dinner Saturday night at The Breakers honors Sirio Maccione, of New Yorks famed Le Cirque. Chefs cooking include Daniel Boulud, and New Yorkers Jacques Torres, David Burke and Marc Murphy, working with The Breakers chef Jeff Simms and som-melier Virginia Philip to prepare the multi-course meal. Going behind the scenes at the Le Cirque dinner, and having the Mac-cione boys participate „ the chefs who worked for Sirio „ is going to be amazing. Having Daniel on the line at The Breakers is magical to me,Ž Mr. Sabin said. A lot of the work behind the scenes is never seen by the fest-goers, but results in things running smoothly and individual events being successful. We created simplified itineraries for attendees this year,Ž the organizer said. Were constantly working on the little details. For instance, the things that make the Le Cirque dinner special „ Daniels signature dish or Chef Torres signature chocolates on the plate. At the Sweet Endings after-party, theres a couture chocolate presentation.Ž Top and trendy chefs from across the nation will be cooking together, including top award winners. Bringing these nationally scaled personalities to our hometown is a testimonial to the direc-tion the festivals going.Ž Mr. Sabin said. All of it takes careful coordination for the sites, the foods and the person-alities, though chefs are not as difficult to work with as some might think, he said. Jeff Simms, banquet chef of The Breakers and coordinator of the Tribute Dinner at the resort, is looking forward to the challenge of putting together a multi-course, multi-chef dinner for 250 honoring Maccione. The resort chef has experience „ he was at the helm of last years inaugural tribute dinner for John Mariani. Everybody has to work together to get it all out on time, and theres a lot of camaraderie. Theyre all super coop-erative,Ž he said. Each chef brings help from his own kitchen, whether its just a sous chef in the case of out-of-town chefs, or most of a kitchen staff, like local stars like Daniel Boulud. Chef Simms staff will act as backup for whomever needs it. I cant wait,Ž Chef Simms said. Its amazing to have that much talent in my kitchen. Ill be stressing out for two days before. All the planning is up front. Ill be working out all the logistics for getting all the ingredients in and make sure the chefs have what they need. After that point, thats when the fun begins. It should execute really well. Then you get to mingle with the chefs afterward „ enjoy Mr. Torres desserts and talk to the chefs. Its a more com-fortable setting.Ž Mr. Sabin worked to bring in top names. Chris Hastings, from Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Ala. won this years James Beard Award for Best Chef of the South. Its not only having him here, but having other nominees for Beard Awards working alongside him in the kitchen thats so exciting. Its all sports-manship. They all get along „ theyre pros. Its why the chefs are who they are „ they acclimate easily and gravi-tate towards each other. It becomes a process, because their friends partici-pate, they want to be involved.Ž A mix of hometown chefs and national names are behind the stoves. Another chef that Mr. Sabin is eager to work with is Murphy, of Benchmarc in New York, at PB Catch. Hes been an incredible chef to work with, due to his process of getting the freshest fish and shellfish thats sustainable,Ž Mr. Sabin said. Hes committed to it „ its not just lip-service.Ž Having Stephanie Izard of Chicagos The Girl & Goat prepare slow-roasted goat, alongside Stephen Stryjewski of New Orleans Cochon for a South-ern Hospitality Pig and Goat roast at Pinache in West Palm Beach is also a coup, he said. Both restaurants are successful, and showcase individual chef talents „ Izard is a Food TV ChoppedŽ winner. One of the new events this year is the Golf Digest tournament, with a food truck throwdownŽ hosted by TV personality Robert Irvine of Din-ner Impossible, at The Breakers golf course. The winning food truck will get to serve diners at the grand tasting at 150 Worth at the fests popular finale. Other events include the Beach Burger Bash oceanside at the Four Seasons with the resorts chef Darryl Moiles, and a wine and Champagne food pair-ing at Virginia Philips Wine Academy in West Palm Beach with original Mango GangŽ chef Norman Van Aken of Miamis Tuyo. Hell present a cook-ing class tied to his new cookbook, My Key West Kitchen. He says being involved was an easy decision. Id worked with Virginia Philip and David Sabin on another charity event, and wed clicked and worked well together. When they asked me if Id come up and do this one, I was happy to say yes.Ž Hell help judge Tuesday nights Chefs Throwdown at 150 Worth, part of the closing nights Grand Tasting. Local chef Roy Villacrusis returns for the third time to hold onto his title as winner of the throwdown. Hell face two chefs, determined by an ongoing Facebook contest. If I win this year, I think it will be hard to beat the record of three wins in a row,Ž he said. Top local chefs include Clay Conley of Buccan, who hosts the collabora-tive chefs dinner at his restaurant; Jim Leiken of Caf Boulud, who will host a welcoming party at Caf Boulud; Zach Bell of Addisons Reserve Country Club in Boca; Dean Max of 3030 Ocean in Fort Lauderdale, and Lindsay Autry, a Top Chef contestant who will col-laborate at a Farm to Fork luncheon at Swanks Farm in Loxahatchee. Dozens of local chefs also will present their foods at the Grand Tasting Tuesday night. Its the big event for me,Ž Mr. Sabin said. It celebrates our local chefs „ I dont want them to be overshadowed by the national chefs. We have some great chefs in our own backyard.Ž Chefs from Miamis Yardbird, The Dutch and Tuyo join chefs from Lan-tana Jacks, the Palm Beach Grill, Leila, Casa DeAngelo, Sugar Monkey and sev-eral more. Every year we learn a little more „ its practice for the next years,Ž said Mr. Sabin. With any new venture, it has its own complexities. We have diverse teams of people on our com-mittee „ people who own restaurants, chefs who are influential, tourism people from the Convention and Visi-tors Bureau and a PR committee. They all bring a different perspective to the festival. Any issues get put aside.Ž Theyre already planning next years event. Its too far out to reveal the programming just now,Ž Mr Sabin said. Let me get through this years.Ž Q All the events are priced separately. Tickets along with information about schedules and venues are at picking up Nell Carters role in Aint Misbehavin,Ž and receiving raves for her earthy, bluesy voice. Ms. Sommers „ and that voice „ has toured the country, working in regional theater and playing concert dates. Two decades ago, she played Evelyn on B.L. Stryker,Ž Burt Reynolds short-lived TV series, which was taped in South Florida. Her local career has continued: Last year, she received a Carbonell nomina-tion for her role in the Actors Play-house production of HairsprayŽ in Coral Gables, and she plays a concert later this season at the Kravis Center. Television and Broadway were nice, she says, but for now, Ms. Sommers is happy to concentrate on concerts. The show at The Colony will highlight songs by a trio of composers. Usually the shows that I do have been from my Broadway experiences, or things that I loved doing, but I thought maybe Id find two, three songs from Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart and Irving Berlin and string it together from that,Ž she says. What are some favorite compositions from this show? Im going to do some really fun things for myself. I love Lady is a Tramp, Im doing Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered, My Funny Valentine, which is I think everybodys favorite tune,Ž she says. The wordplay in ValentineŽ is pretty amazing. Isnt it? And as Ive listened to these composers, listening to it with a real idea of doing it, I tell you, what won-derful lyrics there are in these songs,Ž she says. And I was working with my pianist, I said, Did you hear how that makes sense? And he said, Yeah, thats really cool. Thats something I had not paid close enough attention to until now.Ž These are songs Ms. Sommers grew up hearing on recordings by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Dean Martin. She saw Mr. Sinatra live in San Diego, and saw Miss Fitzgerald at her final concert, held in 1992 during the opening of the Kravis Center. Sometimes the song itself is amazing.Take Irving Berlins How Deep is the Ocean?Ž Those words, oh, my goodness, they just do you in, if youre paying atten-tion, and I love singing this song. It caught me totally by surprise, but now, it will be a song that I always will be singing.Ž Ms. Sommers says she has heard these songs all her life. She grew up in West Palm Beach, and she and her elder sister Bhetty Waldron loved to perform; Ms. Wal-dron, who died in 2004, moved to Los Angeles and appeared on television in such shows as The Jeffersons,Ž Good TimesŽ and Sanford & Son,Ž before returning to West Palm Beach to teach at U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School and to establish the Quest The-atre. Ms. Waldron offered acting classes and took theater works out to Pahokee, Belle Glade and other western areas. She gave it up and decided to teach the little kids at U.B. Kinsey for a num-ber of years. I had no desire to do that to that degree,Ž Ms. Sommers says, adding that she led a production called This Little Light of MineŽ at what is now Palm Beach Dramaworks Don & Ann Brown Theatre in downtown West Palm Beach. Ms. Sommers remembers the first time she performed. She was 5 years old and was in church. I remember my mom said, Get up, Baby, and sing,Ž she says. I dont know that she knew I could sing at 5 „ I dont know if I had been singing around the house or not. But I do know that I had to have a little help, so I had to have my older sister go up with me when I stood up there because I was nervous about having all those faces looking up at me.Ž Listening to the gospel singing at the old Roanoke Baptist Church inspired Ms. Sommers to continue performing. She sang in choral groups in school, and whetted an appetite for theater. I dont know that I would have been interested in doing anything else even then. Ive never ever wanted to anything else other than theater all my life,Ž she says. By that point, sister Bhetty had moved to California, and Ms. Sommers followed. The rest, as they say, is history.And now?Ms. Sommers is looking healthier than ever. In the last two years, Ive lost over 90 pounds. Its been quite a journey to do that,Ž she says. First I started walk-ing in my neighborhood, then I decided that I wanted to jump on the Zumba craze, and I l ove, love, love it. Then I started to do Pilates, which is good for stretching.Ž Her stamina has improved, and the exercise strengthened her physically and mentally. It gives me a personal energy. When I wake up in the morning, I wake up and Im ready to go,Ž she says. And audiences at The Colony can witness a little of that energy first-hand. This show will be just Ms. Sommers, along with a trio of piano, bass and drums. Ms. Sommers says she prefers a onewoman show like this. Its me. I know I can depend on me. I know what I like to do. I know what I want to do. Ive been fortunate enough to do the eight days a week of the big-name shows. But I had gotten to the point where I didnt want to sing a song any more the way someone else wanted me to sing. I didnt want to have to hit that mark, or stand over here. I love being able to create my own music, sing what I want to sing, look pretty in a gown or whatever. I just enjoy it and hopefully take people on a lovely journey with me.Ž Q FESTIVALFrom page 1 SOMMERSFrom page 1 in the know >>What: Avery Sommers >>When: Nov. 30-Dec. 1 and Dec. 7-8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for dinner and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. >>Where: The Colony Hotel’s Royal Room, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach>>Cost: $80 for prix xe dinner and show; $45 for show only>>Info: 659-8100


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B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYSand Santa Claus is coming to town. So are charity events, great gift sales, Hanukkah celebrations, and a host of musical performances. Here are some a holiday events coming up. The city of West Palm Beach will usher in the season in true Florida style, with 600 tons of sand and a month of festive events for its annual Sand & Sea-Suns Greetings celebration. In lieu of a traditional holiday tree, guests can see the worlds first tropical sand tree, made from 400 tons of sand and measuring 35 feet tall. Strung with real lights and meticulously designed in six days on the citys Waterfront. An additional 200 tons of sand will be sculpted into iconic holiday scenes with an Under the Sea theme where sand-created octopus, dolphins and more are engaged in festive holiday activities. The citys holiday tree lighting is Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. during Clematis by Night, the citys weekly free concert series, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Santas Gingerbread Cabana, a 12-foot tall by 20-foot wide gingerbread house created by Chef David Pantone and his students at the Lincoln Culinary Institute, will be displayed starting Dec. 3 at the Mandel Public Library. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey present A Holiday Circus SpectacularŽ on Dec. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m., during Clematis by Night. The city is hosting a slew of other free events during December. For a full list see Celebrants can take a bite of the worlds largest salami menorah at a Hanukkah Festival of Arts on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. on the street at Prosperity Farms Road and Pelican in the Gardens. The free event will feature Gyorgy Lakatos, a violinist, guitarist, a kids choir and mascot characters. There will be face painting and a balloonarama. Call 888-714-7624. The forecast calls for snow at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays Dec. 1, 8 and 15 every half-hour. as North Pole at Legacy PlaceŽ brings Santa, train rides and more. North Pole at Legacy Place,Ž adjacent to Shoe Carnival and Petco, will offer a petting zoo, holiday minia-ture pony encounte and trackless train rides. Kids can stroll down a Candy Cane LaneŽ for a meet-and-greet with Santa at the North PoleŽ in his sleigh. Patrons are invited to participate in Legacy Places Toy Drive to benefit young patients and families of the new Miami Childrens Hospital „ Nicklaus Outpatient Center. On Dec. 15, all are welcome to return to Legacy Place at 6 p.m. for Cinema Under the StarsŽ and a special holiday feature film. The movie will be shown on the third level of the Parking Garage under the stars on a 20 foot screen. Santa will join the little ones for milk and cookies, courtesy of Chilis, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Attendees are encour-aged to arrive early; take advantage of offers and specials from participating Legacy Place merchants and restau-rants; and bring their own chairs or blankets for seating. For more information, visit www. or call 285-2910. For that unique gift, shop the Lighthouse ArtCenters Holiday Gift Market on Dec. 2. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., members of the Lighthouse ArtCenters faculty, as well as local artists and craftspeople will offer a variety of paintings and pot-tery. Meet the art-ists and see demon-strations by Justin Lambert (wheel…throwing), Ted Matz (painting) and others. Proceeds support the Art-Centers programs, and refreshments will be served. The ArtCenter is in Gallery Square North, 373 Teques-ta Drive, Tequesta. Call 748-8737. Shop for gifts handmade by local artists at the Armory Art Centers Holiday Studio Sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 2. All of the gift items are made by instructors and students of the Armory Art Center and include ceram-ics, jewelry, sculpture, glass items, prints, paintings and drawings. The Armory is at 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. For more information, visit or call 832-1776, Ext. 33. Bring your pooch to the Holiday Pup Crawl on Dec. 2, and help benefit nonprofit pet organizations. Its 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Centre Court, Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens. The free event will feature a holiday pet parade, pet entertainment, activities for kids, and more than 30 pet related businesses „ groomers, boutiques, vets, pet sit-ters and dog bakeries. Restaurants at Downtown at the Gardens will be offer-ing food and drink discounts. Kibbles of Love pet food bank and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League will be on site conducting pet adoptions, doing vac-cination, and looking for volunteers and support. There will also be a pet food and pet toy drive to benefit the on-site non-profit groups. Call 396-6626. The city of Palm Beach Gardens 29th Annual Gardens Holiday Gift & Craft Show is Nov. 30 from 11a.m.7 p.m. and Dec. 1 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Handcrafted and gift items will be sold at 90 booths. Lunch items and baked goods will be sold. The citys Tree Lighting Festival, featuring Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, face paint-ing, childrens activities and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, is Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at the recreation center. Refresh-ments will be available for purchase; the event is free. Call 630-1100.A Festival of TreesŽ and Holiday House gala reception at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is Nov. 30 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets: $225 adults, $25 children; Community Days, 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Dec. 1-9. Tickets: $15 adults, $5 childr en. Gar dens are at 2051 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Tickets avail-able at The Norton Museum of Arts annual, entertainment-filled Holiday Family Festival offers families a joyous way to kick off the holiday season. Set for Dec. 2, the festival features music and dance performances, a gospel choir, a magic troupe, art activities and tours, treasure hunts, and more. The merri-ment begins at 1 p.m., but Caf 1451 will be serving a holiday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular museum admission applies. Entertainment will include performances by dancers of the Florida Dance Conservatory and voices of the Tab-ernacle Gospel Chorus. The House of Flying Cards is also set to thrill viewers with its bag of tricks and illusion, story-teller Monica Ladd will share exciting tales in the galleries, and the Maltz Jupi-ter Theatre Youth Touring Company and Women of Note will sing holiday classics. Children can design and make their own gift wrap and artistic ornaments all afternoon. Santa will make a special appearance at 2 p.m.A self-guided Gallery Treasure Hunt, Sparkle for the Holidays,Ž is available for families to enjoy together. The Norton is at 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Phone: 832-5196 or on the web at Experience a Christmas with ice skating, hot chocolate or apple cider and gingerbread houses celebrated against a backdrop of strolling carolers and choral groups vocalizing your favorite holiday melodies. The spirit of tradi-tional Christmas comes alive at historic Yesteryear Village on the South Florida Fairgrounds for two big weekends in December. Sponsored by Publix, Village volunteers will present Christmas In Yesteryear Village,Ž reminiscent of a simpler era. See a 30-foot Christmas tree and a synchronized light show. Check out more than 20 historic build-ings festooned in thousands of spar-kling Christmas lights and garland. A live Nativity scene proclaims the reason for the season. Christmas in Yester-year Village is Friday through Sunday on both weekends of Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-16 from 5-9 p.m. each evening. Admission is $10. Children ages 2 and under are admitted free. Parking is free. Call 793-0333.Cruising for a Cause begins at 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at iBar at PGA National Resort & Spa. Spend the night cruising via limou-sine to several of PGA Boulevards top restaurants. The evening will culminate with a return to iBar at 10 p.m. for cock-tails, dancing and a raffle for a Carib-bean cruise. All proceeds go directly towards the CJ Scholarship Program, for families with children with Autism. Cocktail attire is requested. To buy tick-ets or for more information se or call 364-2001, ext. 1115. St. Patrick Church presents Sing Noel!Ž Annual Family Christmas Concert, with St. Patrick Choirs and soloists, at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16. The free concert will be held at the church, 13591 Prosperity Farms Rd., Palm Beach Gar-dens. Call 626-8626.Seasonal Splendor,Ž a musical tribute to the holiday season by The Choral Society of the Palm Beaches, is 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 4 p.m. Dec. 9, in the Lifelong Learning Society auditorium of FAU-Jupiter, off Donald Ross Road, between I-95 and Central Boulevard in Jupiter. A 10-piece orchestra, including harp, will accompany the chorus as it performs Robert Shaws The Many Moods of ChristmasŽ which is a compilation of traditional Christmas treasures. Among the holiday favorites perforemed will be Clement Moores Twas the Night Before ChristmasŽ and two Hanukkah pieces. There will be an an audience Christmas carol sing and a wine basket raffle at intermission. Tickets: $20 at the door. 626-9997. The Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches continues its 52nd year with Holiday Party, a concert to be presented at the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Palm A sand Santa, holiday pup crawl, charity events, and lots moreHOLIDAY EVENTS COURTESY PHOTO The historic buildings of Yesteryear Village will be decorated for the holiday. The village is at the South Florida Fairgrounds in suburban West Palm Beach. COURTESY PHOTO The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens plays host to the Festival of the Trees. COURTESY PHOTO A necklace of turquoise Kazuri beads by Dorothy MacKenzie will be for sale at Light-house ArtCenter.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


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Unless otherwise noted, call 207-5900 or visit Q Bob Lappin & the Palm Beach Pops presents Home for the Holidays — 8 p.m. Dec. 2. Enjoy holiday favorites along with standards from The Great American Songbook featuring Tony Desare and Tamyra Gray Season tickets $399-469. Single tickets $75-$85. Call 561-832-7677 or visit Q Concert Band & Concert Chorus — 8 p.m. Dec. 4 Palm Beach State student musicians and vocalists combine with community musicians to play a wide range of music. Tickets $10. Q The Benjamin School presents Winter Music Festival — 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Tickets $5. Call 561-472-3476 or go by The Nook, 11000 Ellison Wilson Road (Mon-Fri 8 a.m. 4 p.m.). Website: Q Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches Holiday Party — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Season tickets $65. Single tickets $15. Call 561-832-3115, or visit Q New Gardens Band Holiday Concert — 8 p.m. Dec. 19 with the Robert Sharon Chorale. Season tickets $50. Single tickets $20. Q Indian River Pops Orchestra New Year’s Eve Gala — 8 p.m. Dec. 31 Musical surprises and sing-a-longs. Party hats, favors and refreshments. Season tickets $125. Single tickets $35. Information: The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Gallery and box office (561) 655-7226 or visit www. Dec. 1-Jan. 20: Painting the Beautiful: The Penn sylv ania Impressionist Landscape TraditionŽ The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. For tickets, call 832-7469 or log on to “Alvin and the Chipmunks” — Movies By Moonlight presentation, 7 p.m. Dec. 1, Gosman Amphitheatre. Tickets: $5Q “A Chorus Line” — 8 p.m. Dec. 3, Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $25Q The National Circus of the People’s Republic of China — 8 p.m. Dec. 5, Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $15Q Rennie Harris Puremovement — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-8, Rinker Playhouse. Tickets: $28Q Catskills on Broadway — Starring Freddie Roman, Mal Z. Law-rence, Dick Capri and Vic Arnell, 8 p.m. Dec. 6, Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $15Q The Irish Tenors — Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan, 8 p.m. Dec. 7, Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $25 The Lake Worth Playhouse is at 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Call 586-6410 or visit For films, call 296-9382.Q “1940s Radio Hour” — 8 p.m. Nov. 29-30. 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 1. 2 p.m. Dec. 2. Play portrays the final holiday broadcast of a struggling cavalcade dur-ing WWII. Tickets start at $23.Q Film — Nov. 29: Step Up to the PlateŽ and Charlie is My Darling.Ž Nov. 30-Dec. 6: The FlatŽ and StarlitŽ The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is at 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Call 575-2223 or visit “The Music Man” — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29.; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30.; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 1; 2 p.m. Dec. 2; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-7; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 8; 2 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets start at $46. The MosArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit Film — Nov 29: Wuthering Heights.Ž Nov. 30-Dec. 6: Searching for SugarmanŽ and A Late Quartet.ŽQ Ballet in Cinema: Pharoahs Daughter,Ž 1:30 p.m. Dec. 2Q Concert: Jennifer Beckles & Friends, 9 p.m. Dec. 1 John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Welcome and Nature Center is at 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive in North Palm Beach. Call 624-6952 or visit “Feathers, Fur and Pachyderms Too” — Exhibition by Janet Heaton, through Dec. 31.Q Shop Til YOU Drop luncheon — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 1, Lost Tree Village Clubhouse, North Palm Beach. Benefits natural science education pro-grams of John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.Tickets: $50; 776-7449, Ext .111.Q Bluegrass music — The Conch Stomp Band plays 2-4 p.m. Dec. 9. Free with park admission. Palm Beach Atlantic University, 901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. For tickets: 803-2970 or “A Doll’s House” — The Henrik Ibsen play, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1; 2 p.m. Dec. 1. PBAUs Fern Street Theatre, 500 Fern St., West palm Beach. Tickets: $15 or two for $25; 10 seniors 65-plus, $5 student. 803-2970.Q Liederabend — An Evening of Womens Voices, Women Composers and Womens Themes, 6 p.m. Nov. 29, Helen K. Persson Hall, 326 Acacia Road, West Palm Beach. Free; 803-2970.Q West Palm Beach Farmers Market — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at 101 S. Flagler Drive. Visit Palm Beach Gardens Green Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays starting Oct. 14 and now year around; 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens; (561) 630-1100 or visit Q Safety Council lunch — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 29 at Duffys, 21212 St. Andrews Blvd. Boca Ration and Dec. 4 at Duffys, 11588 U.S. 1 in North Palm Beach. Information on OSHAs Nation-al Emphasis Program for Nursing and Residential Care Facilities. Tickets: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Call 845-8233, Ext. 12, or visit 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 Q Sailfish Marina Sunset Celebration — 6 p.m. Thursdays. Shop for arts-and-crafts made by artists from around the country. Sailfish Marina, east of the Intracoastal, just south of Blue Heron Boulevard, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449. Q Clematis by Night — Live music 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Clematis Street at the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach. Nov. 29: Replay. Free; 822-1515 or visit www.clematisbynight. net. Q Bingo — noon every Thursday at the Moose Lodge, 3600 RCA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens. Lunch available at 11 a.m. Packs start at $15. $250 games. 626-4417. Q West Palm Beach Antiques Festival — The show is open noon-5 p.m. Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 1 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, off Southern Bou-levard just east of U.S. 441, suburban West Palm Beach. Tickets: $7 adults, $6 seniors, free for those under 16. A $25 early buyer ticket that allows admission at 8 a.m. Nov. 30 offers admission for the entire weekend. Discount coupon available online at Informa-tion: (941) 697-7475.Q Dance — 7-10 p.m. Nov. 30. Dance to the sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s with DJ Stevie Won-der at Jupiter ComAt The Duncan At The Four Arts At The Kravis At The Lake Worth Playhouse At The Maltz At The Mos’Art At MacArthur Park At Palm Beach Atlantic Fresh Markets Thursday, Nov. 29 Friday, Nov. 30


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Bagels to Brownies Fruit to French Toast Hummus to Ham Salads to Salmon... and dont forget the Raw Bar! *54"#36/$)504&"5"45&4"703 FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 B9 School of Art: (561) 748-8737 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta Register at Art Gift Market Sunday, December 2 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. i Pottery, Paintings, Jewelry & More! i Gift Certicates for Art Classes make a perfect gift! i Send a Child to the Holiday ArtCamp. i Meet the Artists i Artists DemosA nonprot 501(c)(3) charitable organization serving the community for nearly 50 years MARKETPLACE 561-622-0994 $5 OFF your purchase of $30 or more JOIN US FOR STONE CRAB NIGHT! Wednesday from 5 pm to 8 pm. One pound of Fresh Stone Crab Claws served with Cole Slaw and Mustard Sauce for just $19.95 (Mediums). Hours of Operation 1201 N. U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach (Crystal Tree Plaza) Marketplace: Monday-Tuesday 10am-6pm Wednesday-Saturday 10am-8pm Sunday Closed Caf: MondayTuesday 11am-5pm Wednesday-Saturday 11am-8pm Sunday ClosedValid in the Marketplace or in the Caf. Not valid on Weekly Specials. Not valid for Stone Crab Night. Must present coupon. Expires on Saturday 12/1/12. munity Center Auditorium, 200 Mili-tary Trail, Jupiter. Tickets: $5 to benefit autism. For more information, call 741-2310.Q Downtown Live — 7-10 p.m. Fridays at Downtown at the Gardens Downtown Park (next to The Cheese-cake Factory), 11701 Lake Victoria Gar-dens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Nov. 30: The Party Dogs play classic rock Q Deck the Palms — 9-10 a.m. Dec. 1, VIP private shopping. Tickets: $25. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. seasonal shopping. Tickets: $5. Dec. 1 at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center-Gate 8, 9067 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach. Spon-sored by the Junior League with over 75 vendors, childrens area and gift wrap-ping. Q A Nutcracker Sweet Tea Tasting Event — 1:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach. Seat-ing is limited for this afternoon of tea, desserts, Nutcracker performances and music. Tickets: are $50 and include entrance to the Deck the Palms holiday market located next door. Q Hobe Sound Chamber Christmas Parade and Arts & Crafts Stroll — Dec. 1. Stroll from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Dixie Highway next to Taste Restaurant. Parade at 1 p.m. with route along Bridge Road and Dixie Highway. (772) 546-4724. Q Downtown Live — 7-10 p.m. Saturdays at Downtown at the Gardens Downtown Park (next to The Cheese-cake Factory), 11701 Lake Victoria Gar-dens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Dec. 1: SAMM sings jazz standards.Q Community Carol-Sing — 5-6 p.m. Dec. 2, Palm Beach Gardens Recre-ation Center, 4404 Burns Road. Refresh-ments.Q Flamingo Park Holiday Historic Home Tour — 4-5 p.m. Dec. 2 Armory Art Center holiday sales. 5-8 p.m. home tour. 8-9 p.m. silent auction and dessert at the Armory, 1700 Parker Ave. Dec. 2. Tickets: $30. For more infor-mation, call (561) 820-1383 or visit Q Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum — Hike Through History, 8-10 a.m. Dec. 1. Discover the topog-raphy and natural history of Jupiters National Landscape Conservation Sys-tem in a 2-mile trek departing from the flagpole at the the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. Minimum age 5; 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Lighthouse Chickee Chats for Kids „ Dec. 4 story time and crafts about lighthouse keepers and Florida history, flora and fauna for kids under 10. 45 minutes. Bring small mat. Free. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under. 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 747-8380, Ext. 101; Q Flagler Museum — Through Jan. 6: Capturing the Cup: Yachting During the Gilded Age.Ž Flagler Muse-um Member Appreciation Days „ 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 2. Members receive an additional 10 percent off museum store purchases and tea in Cafe des Beaux-Arts for $20 per person. Museum is housed in Henry Flaglers 1902 beaux-arts mansion, Whitehall; at 1 Whitehall 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 children under 6. 655-2833. Q Lighthouse ArtCenter — Landscape 2012,Ž open through Jan. 5. 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 Q Norton Museum of Art — 2012 Rudin Prize for Emerging Pho-tographsŽ exhibition through Dec. 9. Clear Water and Blue Hills: Stories in Chinese Art,Ž through Jan. 27. Art After Dark, with music, art demonstrations, is 5-9 p.m. Thursdays. Admission: $12 adults, $5 visitors 13-21; free for mem-bers and children under 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and major hol-idays; 832-5196. Q Mandel Public Library — The library is at 411 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Screening of Sophie Scholl: The Final Days,Ž 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Discussion on banned books, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 9. Free; 868-7715.Q Palm Beach Improv — Nov. 29-Dec. 1: Tom Papa. Tickets: $20. At CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach; 833-1812 or Q Q Saturday, Dec. 1 Sunday, Dec. 2 Ongoing Events


Bring on the Season as more than a QUARTER-MILLION lights dance to choreographed music in our FREE must-see light spectacular! Downtown at the Gardens, a daily showcase of the nest shopping, dining and entertainment in the Palm Beaches; a seasonal extravaganza lighting up the holidays for you, your family and friends. November 24th December 30th6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm, Centre Court Sponsored by B10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WEEKL Palm Beach County Cultural CouncilÂ’s CULTURE AND COCKTAILS with Carleton 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 manCOURTESY PHOTOS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


Bri ng t h is a d fo r a FR E E ride on o u r Ca ro us e l! FW 1 1 29 FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B11 WEEKLY SOCIETY AILS with Carleton Varney, at The Colony Hotelo 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@ 10 1 Robert Janjigian, Rena Blades, Roger Everingham and Carleton Varney 2 Virginia Mossburg, Dina Baker and Carleton Varney 3 Robert Janjigian and Carleton Varney 4. Phyllis Verducci, Barbara McDonald, Linda Wartow and Bobbi Horwich 5. Michael Barry and Janice Barry 6. Myrna Hill, Anita Ford and Sylvia Dees 7. Maxine Marks and Donald Ephraim 8. Maryann Seidman and Barry Seidman 9. Bobbi Horwich and Ruth Young10. Sallie Korman and Bert KormanCOURTESY PHOTOSArtist Judy Flescher


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 B15 DECEMBER 15, 2012 Carlin Park, 400 State Road A1A, Jupiter ,BNt,BNt,JET.JMF3VOBN Register Online at Online registration closes December 13th at Noon Race Day Registration $40 for Everyone (Except Kids 1 Mile Run which remains at $15) Marines will be collecting for Toys for Tots Adult ...........................................$40Palm Beach Road Runner Club Members ..........................$30Students (18 and under) ...................$35 Kids (12 and under) 1-Mile Run.................................$10Senior Sneakers ........................$35 Pre-Race Package pickup will be available at Tri Running Sports & Cycle 13975 US Hwy One, Juno Beach on December 14th from 3:00-6:00pm Medal s to A ll 5K an d 10K F in ishers!!! Saturday, December 8th12 Noon 10:00 PM Š Carlin Park, Jupiter with musical guestsA Flock of Seagulls Š Bow Wow Wow Š Martha Davis & The Motels Š Naked Eyes When In Rome UK Š Animotion Š Gretchen Bonaduce & Ankh For Tickets, visit www.safeharborcelebritydogwash.c om or call (888) 612-4198. Sponsored by The Cherry Family Join us for a day of great food and drinks, live musi c, craft and vendor booths, our popular Dog Costume contest, kids entertainment, and even have yo ur dog washed by a local celebrity! Benefiting A No-Kill Facility Advance Tick e ts$25($30 a t the ga t e) PUZZLE ANSWERSSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Henry Morrison Flagler Museum was honored with two awards from the Florida Publishers Association 2012 Presidents Book Awards, the museum announced in a prepared statement. The commemorative Centennial Edi-tion of Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean,Ž written by Les Standiford and published by the Flagler Museum, won the Gold Award in the Florida Nonfic-tion Book for Adults Category. Our Town: An In-Depth Pictorial History of Palm Beach,Ž also published by the Museum and written by Execu-tive Director John Blades, won a Silver Award in the Coffee Table Book Cat-egory. The FPA Awards recognize publishing excellence and creativity in both content and production and they were presented to publishers and authors whose books were selected as the best in twenty different categories. The competitions judges included thirty-two Florida librarians and three graphic designers. The museum, housed in Whitehall, Henry Flaglers 1902 Gilded Age estate, is at One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. The museum is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and noon until 5 p.m. Sunday. Admis-sion is $18 for adults, $10 for youth ages 13-17, $3 for children ages 6-12, and chil-dren under six are free. For more information visit see Q Flagler receives two awards from publishers association

PAGE 40 561-747-8380 ext. 101 Official benefit for the Loxahatchee River Historical Society. December 7-9, 2012 DECEMBER 7TH FAMILY FUN NIGHT 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.!DULTSs#HILDRENANDUNDER DECEMBER 8TH FAMILY FUN DAY AMTOPMs2EGULARADMISSION TROPICAL HOLIDAY PARTY DINNER DANCE 5 PMTOPMsPERPERSON DECEMBER 9TH KIDS VIEW & VOTE AMTOPMs2EGULARADMISSION &ESTIVALOF4REES3ILENT!UCTION4ROPICAL3URFER3ANTA0HOTO/PPORTUNITY3HIMMERING(OLIDAY,IGHTS$ISPLAY5NIQUE(OLIDAY'IFTS(OLIDAY#HOIRS%NTERTAINMENT&OOD&UNFORTHE%NTIRE&AMILY Free mobile app. Port St Lucie Now Open B16 WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY )*' ( $) %"!*&'," *$-r#' # &# )$%'( )n%&)!%$( r#%$()')!%$( *-%*')( %"!-!) r%,$)%,$)) '$( $)'%*') r%$))%%)%-( )%$!)%*'%$(!) %$'%!)( !( n )! +!)!( %"!-)' %"!-*&',"%# rn Florida through the eyes of artists is astoundingly beautiful. More than 75 artists in the Landscapes 2012Ž exhibi-tion at the Lighthouse ArtCenter Muse-um have captured the vivid colors and diverse scenery of the paradise that many of them call home. Nearly 200 people attended the opening on Nov. 15, at which awards were presented by the juror Ralph Papa, the ArtCenter reports in a prepared state-ment. Mr. Papa is an accomplished artist and a workshop instructor at the Light-house ArtCenter School of Art, as well as president of the Boca Raton Muse-ums Artist Guild. There were so many great works in this exhibition,Ž Mr. Papa said in the statement. It was really difficult to choose the award winners. I only wish there were more awards to give, as so many artists deserved them.Ž The award winners are Quince Quaintance (Best of Show), Valerie Bloom-field-Ambrose (Painting, First Place), Michael Harris (Sculpture, First Place), Melinda Moore (Photography, First Place), Malcolm MacKenzie (Second Place, Photography), April Davis (Sec-ond Place, Painting), Lynn Morgan (Pas-tel, Second Place), Lynn Morgan (Pas-tel, Second Place) and Tracey Erickson (Third Place, Painting). Honorable mentions were awarded to Bruce Bain, Michael Brown, Rick Lewis, Frances Lynn, Deborah Neuhaus and Joanne Slattery. Landscapes 2012 is a great opportunity for people to enjoy the beauty that Florida offers and, as much of the art is also for sale, perhaps purchase a piece or two to adorn the walls of their home or office,Ž said Executive Director Katie Deits. This also helps to support artists who are working in our area.Ž Mr. Papa will be speaking about the art of landscape painting at the 3rd Thursday event on Dec. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 5. For more information, call 746-3101. The Lighthouse ArtCenter is in Gal-lery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Museum hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with admission free for members and $5 for non-mem-bers ages 12 and up. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free admission. Q Florida landscapes by Florida artists on exhibit at Lighthouse ArtCenter COURTESY PHOTO Juror Ralph Papa presents best of show to Quince Quaintance during awards ceremo-nies for the Lighthouse ArtCenter’s exhibition “Landscapes 2012.”SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B17SOCIETY Santa’s Dance Party at The Gardens MallWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” BETSY JIMENEZ/FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Ella Ladd, Melanie Ladd, Sydney Kashuba, Skylar Ladd 2 Zoe Baptiste, Jewel Baptiste 3 Bryan Ranaldo, Nicholas Ranaldo, Jackie Ranaldo 4. Amiah Fauchet, Greg Fauchet, Haley Fauchet 5. Todd Labonte, Emma Labonte 6. Santa arrives for the party 7. Sarah Ferraro, Joey Ferraro 8. Gabriella Burjas, Ellie Willis, Ava Willis, Briley Wunderlic 9. Vivian Rodriguez, Krystal Rodriguez, Nicholas Rodriguez, Sofie Rodriguez10. Will Frohnapfei, Sean Frohnapfei, Mikey Frohnapfei, Jennifer Frohnapfei11. Tamra Fitzgerald, Ruth Dry, Michele Jacobs 3 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11


B18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYSOCIETY Children’s Festival at Mainstreet at MidtownWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” SPILOS / FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Street dancing 2 Street gymnastics 3 Madison Dillion and Leanne Klaas 4. Lighthouse ArtCenter hosts a project 5. Jack Cheek, Faith Ann Cheek, Noah Reimer and Barbara Reimer 6. Athena Choi and Ethan Choi 7. Steven Strivelli Jr. and Steven Strivelli 8. Belle Forino and Sherri Gedraitis 9. Victoria Deveraux, Alec Ruiz, Jamie Settle and Campbell Settle10. Samantha Meltzer and Denise Felice11. Natalie Stark, Rebecca Pemberton and Margaret Silverman12. Andrea Ford and Layla Ford13. Denise Felice 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 8 10 11 12 13


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B19 HOLIDAY family FESTIVALSunday, December 2, 2012 1-5 pm ring in the holiday season with music, dance, art, magic, and more at the Norton Museum of Art! For details, visit regular admission applies / admission is free to members Media support provided by The Palm Beach Post and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment. Additional support provided by Whole Foods Market. image : Rob Wynne, I Remember Ceramic Castles, Mermaids & Japanese Bridges 2012 (detail)1451 s. olive avenue, west palm beach, fl 33401 FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE New concepts coming to Downtown at the Gardens, The BreakersTexas de Brazil is banking on 25.As in its 25th location, set to open Dec. 1 at Downtown at the Gardens. The Brazilian steakhouse chain, based in Dallas, says its menu combines the Southern Brazilian cuisine served with the generous spirit of Texas.Ž You are correct if you guessed that means the prix fixe menu at Texas de Brazil has a heavy emphasis on meat. That will include such fare as Brazilian sausage, chicken breast wrapped in bacon, rack of lamb and the house spe-cialty, picanha. Look for all that meaty fare to be prepared in the traditional Brazilian method, over an open flame, and carved tableside by the restaurants costumed Brazilian cowboys, called gauchos.Ž And true to the Brazilian steakhouse tradition, Texas de Brazil also has a salad bar containing more than 50 items. The restaurant says to expect such fare as Brazilian black beans with pork, imported cheeses, marinated Portobello mushrooms, hearts of palm, Tabbouleh and a house-made lobster bisque. Look for a wine list that emphasizes South American varietals and rare wines, as well as signature cocktails. Texas de Brazil will be open for dinner Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Prices are $42.99 for regular dinner and $24.99 for light dinner (excluding bev-erage and dessert). Dinner is free for children under 2; $5 for those ages 3 to 5; and children 6 to 12 dine for half-price. The bar is also open for extended hours. Texas de Brazil is at Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Suite 2104, Palm Beach Gardens. Call 293-7478 or visit for more information.Cocktail culture at HMF: The Breakers pays tribute to the cocktail culture with HMF, its recently opened lobby bar named for the resorts found-er, Henry Morrison Flagler. Adam D. Tihany (Per Se, Restaurant Daniel, Le Cirque 2000, MO Bar Lon-don) re-imagined the resorts Florentine Room as a contemporary, Palm Beach cocktail soire. The nostalgia and the glamour of yesteryear are quite en vogue, while palates continue to become more sophisti-cated,Ž Mr. Tihany said in a statement. We conceived HMF to be an open, interactive arena of decadent delights, and to cultivate a distinctly social, dynamic and inviting environment for the resorts savvy clientele.Ž HMFs menus offer a take on sharing plates of a variety of globally inspired cuisines, with focus on the seasonal ingredients incorporating organic and locally sourced items; handcrafted cock-tails ranging from the vintage to the experimental; and an award-winning, 40-plus page, 1,600-selection wine list of varietals from around the world. Chef Joey Tuazon (formerly of Acqua at the Four Seasons Miami), working with resort executive chef Anthony Sicig-nano, heads up the theater-style kitchen. Menu items include Warm Onion and Reggiano Dip, House Made Finger-ling Chips, Wood Roasted Asparagus and Burrata, Coconut Ginger Steamed Venus Clams, Orecchiette, Duck Sau-sage and Wild Mushroom, Churrasco Steak Chimichurri, Lamb Meatballs, Spanish Mole, Wood Roasted Peppers and Chicken Albondigas Tacos. HMF also gets its own music and entertainment director, Kirill Basov, and a cigarette girl,Ž inspired by the atmo-sphere of clubs of the 40s and 50s, will offer tastings of specialty items for sale, such as an aperitif, culinary sampling or dessert. She also will take guest photos or offer a board game. For oenophiles, the resort says the main attraction is the stunning Wine Wall, a 7,000-bottle showcase of The Breakers 28,000-bottle collection. Made of polished stainless steel and clear glass, it was designed to exquisitely contrast with the rooms original archi-tecture. Mr. Tihany conceived this Wine Wall as a Master Sommeliers dream. In addition, a premium collection of cigars, housed in a Tihany-designed custom humidor of clear glass with rib-bon mahogany, are available to enjoy just outside HMF in the Mediterra-nean Courtyard or on the Seawall while enjoying ocean breezes. HMF is not just about cocktails. It is open 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. for small-batch coffees and bakery items; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a daytime menu, including afternoon tea (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.); and 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. offering a menu that draws from global cuisine, seasonal eating and the gourmet food truck movement. For more information, call 659.8480, or visit Tuscan Grille is offering breakfast with Santa on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Portions of the proceeds will benefit Marsh Pointe Elementary School in Palm Beach Gardens. The event includes breakfast, a visit with Santa, a coloring contest, a goodie bag for each child and more. Reserva-tions are required. Cost is $11.95 per adult; $5.95 per child. Call 622-0491. Brio is located in The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTO Texas de Brazil offers such traditional Brazil-ian cocktails as the caipirinha.


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