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THE HEART ATTACK RISK ASSESSMENT ITS FREE.ITS PRICELESS. S E E T A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A T A A T A A S SEE CHRISTMAS, A10 X SEE ANDERSON, A24 X James Anderson marks his sixth decade as head of the family hardware business Puzzling pitchersCollectible toucan pitchers are increasing in value. A20 X INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X Balancing AlbeePalm Beach Dramaworks stages “A Delicate Balance.” B1 X Money & InvestingStart planning now and fix your finances in 2013. A18 X PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 OPINION A4 PETS A6HEALTHY LIVING A15BUSINESS A19 ANTIQUES A20REAL ESTATE A27ARTS B1SANDY DAYS B2 EVENTS B6-7PUZZLES B12FILM B13SOCIETY B10-11, 17 WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 Vol. III, No. 9  FREE Networking The Lord’s Place honors local women at annual lunch. A26 X James W. Anderson could tell you stories about living in West Palm Beach. The businessman, owner of Andersons Classic Hardware in the citys downtown, grew up here. This month, he marks his 60th anniversary of working at the business his father founded in 1935. And in the course of 60 years, he has seen downtowns for-tunes ebb and flow. In 1952, downtown West Palm Beach was a thriving little com-mercial center. There were department stores, a Montgomery Ward, restaurants, music stores along Clematis Street, large, boom-era hotels along Flagler Drive and even a movie theater or two. We lived in the south end, and I tell the story about when I was 9 or 10 years old, Saturday would come around and BY MARY JANE FINEmj“ ne@” BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” YEAR AFTER YEAR, THE TREES ARRIVE „ TWO OF THEM, 18 feet tall, nine feet across „ transported by truck in the pre-dawn darkness, well after Thanks-giving feasts in Palm Beach and Naples, Jupiter and Delray and Palm Beach Gardens have been reduced to leftovers, covered with foil, stored in the fridge. The custom-made giants have spent 11 months cosseted in a West Palm Beach warehouse, but now their once-a-year time has come again. A work crew „ the worlds tallest elves,Ž quips Andrew McGowen of McGowen Creative Group, whose crew this is „ hauls them in, sets up sturdy stands, wraps each branch in gold and white lights and plugs them, branch by branch, into the power A 4-STAR CHRISTMAS Exquisite holiday dcor, gourmet buffet continue the tradition of unparallelled elegance at The Breakers. The 18-foot lobby trees are transported and trimmed in pre-dawn darkness.JOHN SESSA/FLORIDA WEEKLYANDERSON


A2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYMy grandfather, Walter Nash, sat straight in the saddle on his quarter horse, Chero-kee, watching me become a Jew last Satur-day night. It was the fifth night of Hanuk-kah. His rope, neatly looped, remained secured to the saddle and hanging over his right leg. He wore blue jeans and a long-sleeved white shirt that rose, b utt oned, all the way to his neck. Above that, his dark Stetson, the working hat, sat straight on his head. His left hand closed the reins in a cal-loused grip about a foot above the horses mane, and his right rested where it should on his upper thigh, ready for anything required. Cherokee was wired tight, a muscled mahogany bay with three white socks. His nostrils flared while his ears turned back-ward to listen to the rider, who could track a cow across glass or cut a calf from a herd of nervous mothers as easy as slipping a knife from b utter. Walter set his boots deep in the stirrups with the heels down, rarely employing his small spurs; none had a better seat than he did. He was ready to ride, and would „ after our ceremony. My grandfather said nothing as we played dreidel, the playful gambling game, in the living room, while a Hanukkah meal evolved in our kitchen. My wife, Amy, opened the Hanukkah CD shed picked up at the supermarket, and pretty soon I was clapping and hopping and crowing with all the grace of an injured rooster, while some men apparently shouted, Schlemiel! Schle-miel! Verklempt! Schlemiel!Ž over and over again. In every song. It was arguably the most awful joyous music Id ever heard „ awful not because of the music itself, I suspect, but because of its execution, and I mean murder, by a bunch of brassy singers from New Jersey.My grandfather didnt care. His character was a tight weave of tolerance and a lifelong determination to judge other people only by whether they kept their word, minded their own business and tried like hell. The guys singing Hanukkah songs tried very hard, although none of us knew what their words meant or whether they kept them. But the way he held his horse told me that my grandfather approved of my new religion, with a caveat: When you ride into unknown country keep your eyes open and think for yourself. So we did. Amy and I, with our two youngest boys, D.P. and Nash, had decided that since no one was going to choose us, wed just up and choose ourselves to join the tribe of Israel, the chosen people. One of the wonderful things about the Jews weve known is that they dont pros-elytize. We were compelled to conversion only by Nash, who has no problem prosely-tizing, or at least asking insistently.Nash stumbled into a moment of magical good fortune at his public elementary school, and with him, us: He became the ward of an extraordinary teacher. Somehow, without sentimentalizing it or patronizing them, Ms. Chernow teaches the world and its basics to children arriving from almost every corner of our national experience. She fetes a variety of cultures and customs the same way, giving some of her chil-dren their first glimpses of a world beyond their own. But in this case, she drew on her own experience. Her mother was a Scottish immigrant and her father a Jew who owned one of the only shops maintained by an Anglo in New York Citys Chinatown decades ago, she told me. Her tales of battles and food and candles that wouldnt stop burning (a huge appeal to a candle-loving kid) captured the fancy of young Nash. Why couldnt we become Jews, too, he reasoned? But how, and which Jews, we asked, applying typical adult obfuscation? Should we become the orthodox or Hassidic ones, the irreverent ones, the eastern Euro-pean ones, the Israeli ones, the American or Canadian ones, the wandering ones, the sad ones, the mad ones, the tolerant ones, the judgmental ones or the happy ones? And then we answered our own question with another: Who cares? We decided to define it for ourselves. Amy and I have long admired what we take to be the classic middle-of-the-road Ameri-can Jew: not orthodox, and not entirely lost to ancient traditions, either. Someone who reveres family, celebrates the culture, loves the democracy, refuses to hit anybody over the head with Judaism or patriotism, and takes great pleasure in the gifts and oppor-tunities of the world: food and intellectual sparring and sex and achievement and phi-lanthropy and the arts and sciences. Someone passionate about education, and someone who isnt afraid to debate or question authority „ the authority of parents, politicians, police, preachers or rabbis, or even the authority and judg-ment of God, in true old Testament and new American comedic fashion. Someone who remains a good-hearted skeptic and a sobered optimist. And finally, someone who loves food.Amy and the boys manned the kitchen, where she had them peeling potatoes and making latkes (fried potato pancakes) along with homemade applesauce. They bent to it with a will, shying away from the special bean dip she made to go with the broc-coli, and wary (in Nashs case) of the darkly burnished cast of the Sephardic chicken, roasted and fragrant with fruits and nuts. The Hanukkah menu, of course, came from a food resource named after some old Greek „ But thats a Jewish tradition: adopt, adapt and make the best of the moment. Which is pretty much what my grandfather, that tougher-than-rawhide rancher, thought, too.When Amy finally settled the feast on the table, Nash and D.P. lit the candles on the hanukiah (as distinguished from the Temple menorah, which originally had seven oil-burning wicks). The hanukiah, which many call the menorah, has a single shamash or helper candle mounted above a star of David, and flanked by four candles on each side. The Shamash is used to light the others.And then we ate and laughed and fancied for an hour or more, while Nashs great-grandpa Walter Nash, framed in an old photo on my desk, rode off into the eternal night, almost grinning. Another day, no doubt, wed be celebrating something else, and wed become something else. But on this night, we were the chosen ones. And we celebrated only lchaim. Q Conversion: LChaimŽ first appeared in these pages in 2007. It has become a holiday tradition at Florida Weekly.COMMENTARY Conversion: L’Chaim roger WILLIAMS O


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A4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 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 Caricokcarico@floridaweekly.comPublished by Florida Media Group LLCPason 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. GUESTOPINION In Gaza, it’s the uninformed who think it’s occupiedThis column is in response to Amy Goodmans column from last week, In Gaza, its the occupation, stupid.Ž We are accustomed to hearing, seeing and (for those of us who still read) reading about the profound toll that violent con-frontation with Israel takes on the Palestin-ians of Gaza. And it does take a profound toll. Now that the dust has settled for the time being, it is worthwhile for those inter-ested in a retrospective assessment of the recent conflict between Israel and Gaza to take into account what Israel was facing. It is also interesting to consider what the no-doubt educated, 1,000-station TV and radio hosting, New York Times bestselling Amy Goodman considers an informed review of Israels occupation of GazaŽ in last weeks column. Was Ms. Goodman asleep when Israel completely withdrew from Gaza in 2005, and has she been so ever since? Clearly she was not. Who was hosting her shows and writing her book? Perhaps it was the same ghost that was occupying Gaza. The crux of all the realities, and I emphasize realities, are the hard choices confronting Israel as it reacts to provocation. At least where terror attacks and rocket fire are concerned. Since the first rocket was fired by Hamas in 2001, about 13,000 have landed in Israel „ an average of more than three missiles a day, for more than a decade. Despite Israels 2005 disengagement from Gaza, and the removal of all of its military bases and civilian communities, Hamas continues to attack Israel, demonstrating that its oppo-sition is not merely to Israels presence in Gaza but rather to Israels very existence. Since the beginning of 2012 until the begin-ning of the Pillar of Defense operation, more than 800 rockets have been launched at Israels southern communities. Israel is acting in self-defense and out of its right and duty to protect its citizens from harm when it responds. Ms. Goodman is well acquainted with „ and enthusiastically bases her attack on „ Israel on the moral equivalences commonly drawn by habitual critics who have Israels reaction to hostility measured on the same scale as offensive and deadly acts commit-ted by Hamas and other terrorist organiza-tions. Holding Israel primarily responsible for the violence, deaths and injuries on the basis that it experiences fewer casualties than are suffered by Gazans is obscene. One must know that the calculation has been made by the terrorist organizations to endanger the civilians of Gaza by locat-ing rocket launchers behind schools and mosques and in built-up areas in the accu-rate belief that Israel will not target these sites out of concern for civilian casualties. Unfortunately, yes, unfortunately, collateral damage is a reality of warfare in spite of Israels well-documented efforts to strike surgically at terrorist targets. And Ms. Goodmans quoting Richard Falk, the Unit-ed Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, is a joke! Mr. Falks credibility has been sullied repeatedly in the past „ one needs only do a little research to discover this. While it disturbs Ms. Goodman that the United States supports Israel „ and she does „ it confuses me a little too. Most obviously because Ms. Goodmans show Democracy NowŽ refers, at least where the Middle East is concerned, to a coun-try where she could visit and demand, in the central square, democracy nowŽ and, unlike any other country in the region, be unnecessarily stating a truism. For my money, it is reassuring that the Congress of the United States, the U.S. State Depart-ment and the governments of the United Kingdom, France, Canada and Australia have recently issued statements supportive of Israels right of self-defense. Even a rea-sonably balanced statement from the EU blames Hamas for initiating the violence. Our representatives „ the U.S. Congress „ are reliable friends of Israel. In fact, both the House and Senate unanimously passed resolutions expressing support for Israel's inherent right to act in self-defense.Ž It is unlikely that the representatives for whom Ms. Goodman voted are exceptions. In a Democratic administration, would Ms. Goodman argue that resolutions initiat-ed by bi-partisan co-sponsors in the Senate, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Howard Berman (D-Calif.) in the House, each expressing unwavering commitment to the security of the state of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders, and recognizes and strongly supports its inherent right to act in self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorismŽ are somehow the result of a spell cast on our Congress and Adminis-tration by the Israeli lobby? (Well, Ill say it before she does.) Israel has suffered a long history of criticism and hostility from many in influential positions in the media. Ms. Goodman could take a meaningful step in the direction of fair and balanced punditry by consider-ing the complexities of a situation facing all peoples in the region from the point of view of a responsible and informed profes-sional. Q „ Alan Isaacs is the executive director of the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly a s G S n m a alan ISAACSSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONHating Grover Listening to Democrats and the media, you could be forgiven for think-ing the point of a deal over the looming fiscal cliffŽ wouldnt be to reduce the deficit so much as to reduce the influ-ence of one man, Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform. Known to one and all simply as Grover, he is the keeper of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge signed by almost all Republicans committing themselves not to raise taxes. For this offense, Grover is deemed the enemy of all that is right and just. The pollster and ABC News commentator Matthew Dowd said on This WeekŽ that Grover Norquist is an impediment to good governing. The only good thing about Grover Norquist is that he was named after a charac-ter from Sesame Street.Ž Not everyone has been as juvenile as Dowd, but he captured the gleeful spirit of the anti-Norquist pile-on. The idea that wed have good governingŽ only if more tax increases were thrown on top of poorly designed, out-of-control entitlements, wasteful subsidies, rotten schools and an ever-growing mess of regulation is fanciful. Obamacare increased taxes by more than $500 billion, and our governing did not noticeably become better as a result. Grover has three insights that are absolutely correct: 1) Revenues from tax increases will almost invariably be spent. Does anyone believe that if George W. Bush had not cut taxes early in his first term that the Tom DeLay and Nancy Pelosi Congresses wouldnt have, in their collective wisdom, found ways to spend the additional revenues? 2) The typical structure of the Washing-ton budget deal is tax increases now in exchange for promised spending cuts over time that dont materialize. 3) The Republican brand is dependent on its status as the anti-tax party. These arent alien beliefs foisted on the Republican Party, but represent GOP orthodoxy. Nonetheless, everyone acts as if Grover is the instrument of the partys Babylonian captivity. If only the dastardly Norquist didnt make Repub-licans say they wont raise taxes „ and put it in writing „ the party could ful-fill its role in the good governingŽ of Washington, namely joining Democrats to raise taxes. The proof of the supposed perversity of Grovers influence is the widely cited hypothetical example of a Democratic offer to cut $10 in spending for every $1 in new tax dollars. Of course, its all academic, because such a deal will never, ever be an offer. Hypotheticals work both ways, or they should. What would Democrats be willing to accept in exchange for signing off on a premium support plan for Medicare? Nothing. What makes this time different than prior budget showdowns is that Repub-licans can remain technically compliant with the pledge by doing nothing, and taxes would still go up on everyone automatically at the end of the year. A deal, then, could make sense, depending on the parameters. As the cliff approaches, all the pressure within Washington and within the media will be for Republicans simply to cave to the president. Grover will make it as pain-ful as possible for them to do it, and he should wear the resulting elite obloquy as a badge of honor. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.


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PET TALESCouch-potato caninesIf you don’t have time to exercise a high-energy dog, choose one that’s a better fit BY GINA SPADAFORIUniversal UclickEvery month I go to my local public radio station for a short feature on pets and their care. While Im always prepared for the topic weve chosen for the show, Im sometimes caught off-guard by the questions other guests ask me in the green roomŽ before the show. These are all extremely accomplished people in their own fields, but in my area of expertise, they can have some pretty off-the-mark ideas. Such was the case recently when a top atmospheric scien-tist asked me to confirm for him that the vizsla, a Hungarian hunting breed, would be a low maintenanceŽ pet. Low maintenance? Not unless your idea of that includes a couple of daily exercise sessions that would exhaust someone training for a marathon. Like many hunt-ing dogs, the vizsla is bred for a hard days work in rough terrain. For someone look-ing for a dog whod snooze the days away alone in a downtown condo, his choice of dog could hardly be worse. He told me he wanted a shorthaired, medium-sized and laid-back dog, and he was surprised when I suggested he con-sider a retired racing greyhound, likely a female to come in on the smaller size. He thought that a racing dog would have nonstop energy, but on the contrary, grey-hounds are lovingly known by their fami-lies as 40 mph couch potatoes.Ž You want a dog to snooze the day away? This is that dog. That doesnt mean the vizsla isnt a good dog ... for someone else. I have high-energy dogs of a simi-lar hunting breed, and I manage their exercise needs by making sure theres room for lots of fetch in my sched-ule. If I couldnt or didnt want to exer-cise them constantly, I wouldnt have dogs like these. But too many people dont consider a dogs energy levels when choosing an animal companion, and that often leads to frustration for both dog and owner. Look at the big, active dogs we adore, such as the Labrador, golden retriever and German shepherd. These breeds are high on the American Kennel Clubs list of the most popular, and theyre also well-represented as adoption candidates in shelters, both purebreds and mixes. You dont have to go far down the popu-larity list to find other active breeds as well „ dogs whose genetics have pre-pared them to work both hard and often. What are they doing to burn off all that natural energy? Barking, digging, chewing and often making their own-ers very unhappy. If youre thinking of getting a dog, think seri-ously about which breed you want and whether you can provide an active dog with the exer-cise he needs. If you cant honestly say that your dog will get 30 minutes of heart-thumping aerobic exercise at least three to four days a week „ daily is better „ then you really ought to recon-sider getting an active large breed. Instead, consider the alternatives. For large breeds, look at the sight hounds, such as the greyhound I suggested, the saluki or even the massive Irish wolf-hound. These breeds were not developed to work all day like the retriever, husky and sheepdog, but rather to go all out for a short period of time and then chill out for hours. Theyre big, but theyre couch potatoes by choice. Many guard-ing breeds, such as Rottweilers, boxers and Akitas, also have relatively minimal exercise requirements. All dogs love and need their exercise, but not all dogs will go crazy if they dont get a ton of it. Most small breeds are easy in the exercise department, too, not because they dont need a lot of it, but because its not as difficult to exercise a small dog with short legs. A Yorkie, pug or corgi can get good exercise in a small yard or on a brisk walk. 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A8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY 0 00 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 : : 0 0 0 0 a a . m m … … 4 :00 p m 1 1 1 0 0 0 : : : 0 0 0 0 0 0 a a a . m m m . … … … 4 4 4 : : : 0 0 0 0 0 0 p p p . m m m . A community celebration for the opening of the new Max Planck Florida Institute in Jupiter. -! :) %5 2 /3# ) %. # % s %$ 5 # 4) /. 02 /'2 -3 &/2 ,, '%3 s 2 4 s &//$ &5 One Max Planck Way | Jupiter, FL 33458561.972.9000 Sponsored by Advanced registration at www.maxplanck” Safe Harbor marks 25th anniversary of dog wash BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” oridaweekly.comSafe Harbor Animal Sanctuary & Hospital looks back to the 80s to mark the 25th anniversary of its Celebrity Dog Wash. This years Dog Wash, set for noon to 10 p.m. Dec. 8 at Carlin Park in Jupiter, also will include performances by such groups as A Flock of the Seagulls, Bow Wow Wow, Martha Davis & The Motels, Naked Eyes, When In Rome UK, Animo-tion and Gretchen Bonaduce and Ankh. This is the music we all partied to in college when we should have been studying,Ž said Kay-Lynette Roca, Safe Harbors founder and executive direc-tor. At this years event, there will be more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, as well as retail vendors, food and beverage vendors, a kid's pavilion, a beer garden, Captain Morgan's Hound Lounge, a variety of animal demonstra-tions, lure coursing, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, an Enchanted Forest and a costume contest for the animals. Oh, and dont forget that dog wash.The bands will be mingling with the public and washing dogs,Ž Ms. Roca said. Look for favorite local television news anchors as well, including Steve Weagle, John Favole, Terri Parker and Rachel Leigh. And Mo and Sally and the Love Doctors are among the radio per-sonalities who will be on hand. The celebrities help bring attention to Safe Harbors mission of helping animals. We see the ugly side of the recession that others don't see,Ž Ms. Roca said. We see the casu-alties of living, breathing creatures that get put down or are abused and neglected.Ž Or discarded.A breeder came in and brought five of her little breeding shih-tzus in. Im very much against breeding. That's a typical breeder for you. Get everything out of them and then dump them,Ž Ms. Roca said. Then there is that weak economy.People are having to give up 8-, 9-,10, 12-year-old animals. People are having to live out of their cars,Ž she said. I've seen people with setups in their cars with litter boxes in the backs of their cars.Ž Safe Harbor is in the process of moving its hospital to Maplewood Plaza in Jupiter and hopes to have that transition completed by Dec. 14. The shelter currently is housing about 45 dogs at its shelter in Jupiter and an additional 40 to 45 dogs in its shelter at a ranch in Palm City. Most of those are big dogs, too, which she said are becoming obsolete.Ž Homeowners associations are not allowing dogs over 25 pounds,Ž she said. And most are pit or pit mixes because we are the only shelter that takes them and tries to re-home them.Ž Plus about 200 cats. I've got about 150 cats in the freeroaming cattery out on the ranch and another 50 to 60 at the shelter in Jupi-ter,Ž Ms. Roca said. The shelter and hospital help Ms. Roca fill a vision of saving animals. Killing an animal is not an option just because you don't have money,Ž she said. Q >>What: Safe Harbor’s 25th Anniversary Celebrity Dog Wash & Winter Wonderland>>When: Noon to 10 p.m. Dec. 8 >>Where: Carlin Park, 400 State Road A1A (just south of Indiantown Road), Jupiter>>Cost: $30 general admission, at the door; VIP hospitality, $100. >>Info: (888) 612-4198 or e e a t Ž d ug, AnimotionMartha Davis


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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 DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 A9JCC hosts Mama Doni Band at two candle-lighting events SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYContinuing a popular annual tradition that welcomes thousands each year to light the Hanukkah menorah, the JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches will host two community Hanukkah candle-lighting events on Dec. 9. The first one will be held at Canyon Town Center Amphitheater in Boynton Beach from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a sec-ond at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. This year, the Mama Doni Band, nationally lauded for its contagious and unexpected musical performances that add a Jewish spin to reggae, rock, disco, Latin and more, will perform at both locations. The concerts are always high energy and interactive and appeal to all ages. The events also feature songs and blessings led by local rabbis and can-tors, additional childrens arts and crafts and face painting, and more. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. PALM BEACH GARDENS In Palm Beach Gardens, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., guests are encouraged to visit the Jewish Teen Initiatives overnight camp and Israel programs fair, learn about the Mandel JCC (opening summer 2013), and take advantage of discounts at Downtown at the Gardens restau-rants. Temple partners include Temple Beth David, Temple Judea, Temple Beth Am, Temple Beit Hayam, Temple Israel, Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach, Palm Beach Synagogue and Temple Beth El. Presenting sponsors are Mercedez-Benz of North Palm Beach, Kaufman Lynn Construction and Seaside Bank. For more information, see BOYNTON BEACH At the Boynton location, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be additional performances by the JCC Theatre Guild of the Palm Beaches and Miss Caro-lyns Glee Club. Temple partners include Temple Shaarei Shalom, Temple Bnai Jacob, Chabad of the Greater Palm Beaches and Temple Torah of West Boynton Beach. The event is presented by GL Homes. Com-munity sponsors are Winn Dixie, West Boynton Urgent Care and After Hours Pediatrics. For more information, see At both locations, the following organizations are partnering: Jewish Fed-eration of Palm Beach County, Jewish Teen Initiative, Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy, Next Gen Jewish Palm Beach, Morse Life, Jewish Family and Chil-drens Service and the Commission for Jewish Education. Q Non-profit Quantum House creates countywide advisory board SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Quantum House, the 11-year-old nonprofit facility that provides a home-like environment for families with chil-dren receiving treatment in Palm Beach County for a serious medical condition, has formed an advisory council comprised of a diverse group of influ-ential business leaders and volunteers. The nearly 30-member group, drawn from all areas of Palm Beach County, will serve as community ambassadors for Quantum House and meet on a quarterly basis to suggest new ideas that will help advance the organizations mission and showcase the important programs and services offered there, the agency said in a pre-pared statement. I was a guest of Quantum House when my son needed to have an extend-ed stay in the hospital a few years ago, so I know first-hand the convenience, care and support that the home pro-vides to families during a medical cri-sis,Ž said Lisa Koza, chair of the new council. Our goal is to raise the profile of Quantum House and identify oppor-tunities that will support the ongoing programs and future expansion plans.Ž In addition to Ms. Koza, council members include Paul Bremer, Chil-drens Healthcare Charities; Jenny Prior Brown, community volunteer; Janice Brunson, PNC; Joey Bulfin, St. Marys Medical Center; Liz Cayson, Health Care District of Palm Beach County; Vicki Chouris, South Florida Fair; Quan-tum House Board President Julie Criser, Northern Trust; Peter Elwell, Town of Palm Beach; Julie Fanning, ODonnell Agency; Lee Gordon, attorney; Patti Hamilton, Southern Waste Systems; Becky Isiminger, community volunteer; Michele Jacobs, The Forbes Company; Steve Jubb, PGA Foundation; Jack Lan-sing, UBS; Jason Lovelady, Carpenters Roofing; Ed McEnroe, Honda Classic; Steph-anie Mitrione, FPL; Paul Neff, community volunteer; Barbara Nicklaus, community volunteer; Daphne Nikolopoulos, Palm Beach Media Group; Melanie Otero, Palm Healthcare Foundation; Don Pearsall, community volunteer; Chris Radentz, Wells Fargo; Margaret Robson, community volunteer; Jeff Simms, The Breakers; Caroline Taplett, WPBF 25 News; and Ken Wade, Paddy Macs Irish Bar And Grill. The only facility of its kind between Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando, Quantum House provides temporary lodging and emotional support for families so they can stay nearby and focus their time and energy on their hospitalized child. The House reduces the added stress and financial hardship that occurs when a child is hospitalized by making sure that each familys basic living needs are ful-filled, including hot meals, warm beds, laundry facilities, transportation, emer-gency financial assistance, childrens activities and more. The community-funded organization is located on the campus of St. Marys Medical Center in close proximity to the Childrens Hospital. Since it opened its doors in May 2001, the 10-suite facility has served more than 1,300 family mem-bers each year. For more information, call 494-0515 or see Q


A10 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY source that threads through each trees trunk. There they wait, ready and expectant, until the following pre-dawn morning when the decorating crew, aided by accordion lifts and 10-foot ladders and unabashed seasonal spirit, adorns them with ornaments, 2,000 or so, an accurate count made difficult because, on occasion, as one staffer says, they tend to meander away from the trees.Ž All of it is part of the tradition: Christmas at The Breakers is Christmas unlike any other. Some might call it gilding the lobby, but exquisite taste has always been a Breakers hallmark, and Christmas is no exception. Nor is tradition a hide-bound, tied-to-the-past relic. The dcor is tweaked here, updated there, never stooping to the trend du jour. We maintain certain things in a particular fashion, and thats kind of our tradition,Ž says Joy Cudahy, director of event services for the hotels in-house design studio. And then we try to do some other little things that kind of jazz it up a bit, make it a little different.Ž Christmas dinner is the same and different, both,Ž says Jeff Simms, executive chef for banquets and The Man when it comes to the Christ-mas Eve buffet. Its very important that we keep some of the traditional items, not upset the apple cart.Ž Change is good, Ms. Cudahy and Mr. Simms agree. But change is risk, as well, and risk is not desirable under the tree. Or on the table. So poinsettias are a must-see in the lobby and chestnut dressing a must-taste on the menu. The rest can be dabbled with. But not too much. So much of Christmas is about a feeling, a no-place-like-home-for-the-holidays feeling „ even here, in this place that is absolutely nothing like home. So much of Christmas is about Jack Frost nipping at noses and frost crystals forming on windows and Frosty the Snowman dancing thumpety-thump-thump over hills of snow. No snow,Ž Ms. Cudahy says with the hint of a smile, so you have to create the feeling in other ways.Ž On this still-dark Saturday morning in late November, those other ways are already visible in the lobby: the twin trees aglitter with hundreds of lights, maybe thousands, certainly more than anyone cares to count. More dcor awaits. Much, much more. Eight over-sized cardboard cartons, filled with that muchness, stretch across the carpet, bar-ricading the workspace. Atop one box, a Magic Marker notation enumerates the inventory: vines „ 15; red plaid balls „ 27; glitter balls „ 45; green grapes „ 36; red grapes „ 36; and on and on through iridescent icicles and golden stars and globes the size of oranges and grape-fruit, some as big as cannonballs, albeit translucent ones. Now and again, a hotel guest wanders by. A young mother and her wide-eyed, wide-awake toddler pause to watch, the little girl gazing up, laughing, pointing to the treetop. A golfer, awaiting first light to illuminate the first tee, strides by, golf bag slung over his shoulder, sparing just a sideways glance at the display. A man in a pale pink, b utton-do wn dress shirt, geometric-patterned Bermuda shorts and flip-flops ambles past, eyes front, such a habitu of the world of finery, perhaps, that the scene fails to register. But a front desk clerk, nearing the end of her overnight shift, cant take her eyes off the beguiling trees. Oh my goodness,Ž she says softly, I love work-ing here.Ž For her, and any others who care to listen, the sound of the season plays out in the buzz-whirr of the accordion lift, the tinkle and rattle of ornaments lifted and shifted for perfect tree placement. Lights reflect off shiny surfaces chosen to match the pale greens and muted salmons of the carpet that stretches the 200-foot length of the lobby, and of the vaulted ceiling that, nearly a century ago, was hand-painted by 75 artisans brought over from Italy to do the job. The work goes quickly, the crew well experienced at the task. We try to be out of here by 7, 8 in the morning, so the trees appear overnight, like magic,Ž says Mr. McGowen, whose wife Mayda, arm outstretched, reaches from high up on the accordion-lift platform to fasten a golden ornament hanger onto a branch. Its fun to see the kids. You know, they went to bed the night before, there was no tree. Then, wow!Ž The lobby trees are the hotels holiday centerpiece, but the McGowen crew faces more work ahead. Trying to fes-toon every inch of The Breakers 140 oceanfront acres would be folly, but the inches that count are beribboned and garlanded and decked out with glitter and gloss enough to rival the Emerald City. The Ponce de Leon Ballroom warrants a tree of its own, and the McGow-en workers will install one, 16-feet tall, during another 4-oclock-in-the-morning visit. Hotel restaurants also deserve trees of their own. We want the trees to fit the location, as much as we can,Ž Ms. Cudahy says. There are situations like the Italian BREAKERSFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTODesigner Andrew MGowen says the trees are trimmed mostly in one night. “It’s fun to see the kids ... there was no tree, then wo w!” Don’t expect Lords a’Leaping or Maids a’Milking, but The Breakers offers enough Christmas-week activities to ll 12 days and more. For guests’ children, the hotel has daily things-to-do with its year-round Coconut Crew, plus photos with Santa and making holiday stockings and gingerbread cookies, caroling and an animal encounter featuring Florida wildlife. Adults will nd plenty to keep their holiday spirit high, as well, starting with The Breakers’ winter carnival and bon re on the beach. Room rates: Nov. 26-Dec.17 start at $359 per night; Dec. 18-Dec. 25 start at $590 per night (subject to availability). SIMMS


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 NEWS A11restaurant „ we really went with some-thing fun there. Peppers and flowers and all kinds of different things where, you know, it belongs in an Italian restaurant. Tuscan. The Ponce Ballroom tree is much more rustic. Its got birds and bird houses and twigs and lots of, just, fun items mixed in.Ž It doesnt stop there. Floral bouquets enliven the foyers, ribbon entwines staircase banisters. Nutcrackers line up, straight as kindergarteners en route to recess, and equally tall. Lighted garlands with big, red bows stretch like riotous rickrack across the hotels faade, outer walls modeled after the 16th century Villa Medici in Rome. Mr. McGowens crew carries the 16-foot-long garlands, 19 of them, up to the balconies and, with a grappling hook, secures them to stain-less steel eyelets. More twine around lampposts, outline the guardhouse and the golf clubhouse across South County Road. Along the 500-foot-long entry drive, the parade of royal palms and Canary Island date palms are wrapped in white lights but not lit until December, a rare show of restraint in a culture inclined to hang candy canes in malls in advance of Halloween. The work demands many hands. There are between 20 and 30 people involved in the process,Ž Ms. Cudahy says. We need people not only to do the installation; we need electricians to make sure the power is good. Our grounds team will do some of our exte-rior work. Hedging. Trim things back. Prepare for installation. Then there is our design team that does some of the little stuff.Ž All that little stuff „ all the big stuff, too „ is something of a latecomer in the hotels history. Well, you know, when I first went to work for The Breakers in 1951, most families were celebrating Christmas at home,Ž says Jim Ponce, the hotels 95-year-old historian and former assis-tant manager. Gathering for Christmas at home was a must. People started arriving the next day, whether they went to their mothers or grandmothers. Things have changed. Now, Christmas is the highest room count.Ž Flip the calendar back a few decades, though, and note that the Palm Beach Colony, as the Town of Palm Beach once was called, considered itself open for The Season only after Santa had come and gone. In those days, when society columns reigned supreme, the New York Times covered the arrivals of the rich and titled. The papers edition of Dec. 22, 1927, was typical: A group of Breakers guests who arrived last night from New York includes Lord Rother-mere, brother and heir of the late Lord Northcliffe; Max Pemberton, Ewen Cameron, James Heddle and G. Ward Price of London and W.L. Warden of Paris.Ž Much of the roar during the Roaring 20s and the 30s revolved around house parties, intimate or lavish, on Aus-tralian and Peruvian Avenues and on invitational dances, duly noted in print. Except for snow and cold weather, from which they are geographically far removed, residents of Palm Beach will lack none of the traditional touches in observing the Christmas season,Ž the paper gushed in 1935. Gayety will be heightened by a round of house parties and entertaining for the younger set, converging here daily from colleges and schools, with family dinners the order for Christmas Day.Ž The occasional leave-taking also warranted ink, one such event being Mr. Hugh Dillmans imminent departure for his island in the Bahamas.Ž The Christmas season in those early years was an on-and-off proposition. The Breakers welcomed guests for the holiday some years; other times, its sea-son began later. Palm Beach was a win-ter-only destination then. And the hotel had calamitous struggles of its own, dating back even farther. The original structure was consumed by fire in 1903; its successor suffered the same fate two decades later. The second blaze, which broke out on March 9, 1925, ended all hope for the upcoming winter season. But Henry Flaglers heirs were determined to recreate the glory of the pala-tial lodging hed first built in 1896 as the Palm Beach Inn and later renamed, hav-ing been inspired by guests asking for rooms over by the breakers.Ž Construction on the new Breakers, a concrete structure this time, began in January 1926, under contract with Turn-er Construction Company of New York City. Target date: immediately post-Christmas that same year, the traditional kickoff of the Palm Beach season. It was a herculean task, requiring round-the-clock labor by 1,200-plus workers „ and they turned in an on-time performance. Opening day was Dec. 29, 1926. Those who know, say it is the finest resort hotel in America,Ž the then-president of Turner Construction boasted at the time, and it is not likely that the cir-cumstances of ownership, time and place will produce its counterpart in years to come.Ž The Town of Palm Beach, all 1,707 residents, once again had a winter desti-nation befitting their high standards. For a time, World War II intruded SEE BREAKERS, A12 X JOHN SESSA/FLORIDA WEEKLYTop: Designers Andrew McGowen, left, and Mayda McGowen work at the top of the 16-foot tree in the Ponce De Leon ballroom.Left: The McGowens, husband and wife, use accordian-lift platforms to reach the trees.LILA PHOTOJim Ponce, left, says many people come to the hotel for Christmas now, unlike the 1950s. The Breakers Chestnut Apple Stuf ng Serves: 81 pounds stale French Bread, cubed 1 each yellow onion, small dice2 each celery stalks, small dice pork sausage1/2 bunch Italian parsley, cleaned and chopped1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped2 each Granny Smith apple, cored, peeled and chopped4 ounces unsalted butter, melted2 cups chicken stock1 tablespoon poultry seasoning1 tablespoons chicken bouillon pound chestnut, roasted and chopped3 each eggs Method:* In a large saucepan, sautŽ onion, celery and sausage until tender (do not brown). Drain excess fat. Add thyme, parsley and sage and cook until very soft, but not brown. Remove from heat and cool.* Add 2 cups chicken stock in a large bowl and add the bread, poultry seasoning, chicken bouillon and butter. Combine well. Add rough chopped apples and whole eggs.* Put in a large greased casserole dish and bake in 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.


A12 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYon the festivities. An account from the Associated Press reported, on Dec. 18, 1942: An order of possession signed by Judge John W. Holland gave the Army immediate possession last Friday of the Breakers Hotel at Palm Beach for use as a temporary hospitalization unit. In addition to the 500-room hotel, the Army will acquire more than sixty-four acres of the hotel grounds, exclu-sive of the golf course. The casino and swimming pools also go to the Army.Ž It was August of 1944 before the Army relinquished the hotel. Another decade-plus passed before the lure of the town, and The Break-ers, blossomed into all four seasons. The Times was there to note it. Palm Beach Shifts to Year-Round ScheduleŽ read the headline on Nov. 6, 1960, with a brief story following: Once exclusively a winter resort, the fashionable island playground has become more and more an all-year vacation spot. Although the formal winter season will begin, as usual, with the opening of the Breakers ...Ž As we went along, we got a little more elaborate,Ž says Mr. Ponce, the historian. In those days, the grand opening function was the New Years Eve ball, for the crowds that came down on the train.Ž The airplane and the automobile have overtaken train travel for Break-ers guests, but nothing has overtaken the desire for a grand function. Chef Jeff Simms views the Christmas Eve buffet as both extension and enhance-ment of the hotels overall holiday effort. I think the emotion part of it really starts when you walk in the front door of the hotel,Ž he says. They do such an incredible job with Christmas decora-tions. Its just unbelievable. You get that feel right when you walk in. And you go into that ballroom, even though its a traditional kind of grand buffet, with quite a few tables, the way the decor is done, tasteful and elegant, warm and Christmas-y. And the level of service we provide. I mean, forget the food. These people are glad to be here, our service team. We work Christmas, I mean, thats just our job. Christmas, its just what we do. Were glad to be here, and it trans-lates to a great guest experience.Ž Experience guides Chef Simms and his kitchen staff. A part of that experi-ence lies in the truth of the adage, The more things change, the more they remain the same.Ž I could have the same menu every year, because people dont remember what they had last year, but we internal-ly always want to change things up,Ž he says. Ive tried to change some things in the past, and people are, like, what happened to that rack of lamb, or what happened to this dessert? You have to balance it up, not miss any of the favor-ites. The Breakers stuffing, weve used that since I started here, and I think the recipe was in effect for at least 10 years prior to that. It has chestnuts and apples and sausage and fresh sage and celery and onions. Its just beautiful. We bake 100 pounds of bread for that.Ž What else? Everything, it seems, but a partridge in a pear tree „ though a poached pear IS on the menu. Plus oys-ters on the half shell and South African lobster tail, sushi and caviar and Key West shrimp cocktail. Fois gras and duck confit salad. Prime rib and crab cakes and pan-seared salmon and stur-geon and diver scallops. Whats changed over the years is a focus on fresh veg-gies and produce, but gussied up as befits a buffet with a $130 price tag for adults, $50 for children. So, its roasted winter squash with maple and brown sugar and candied cherries and pecans. And a homemade green bean casserole in which, the chef says, were not using Campbells Cream of Mushroom Soup.Ž It is only whats expected by the guests who come, locals as well as out-of-towners, year-after-year, guests who pay $590-per-night and up for the days from Dec. 18-25. The buffet, Chef Simms says, is in sell-out mode, pretty much, now. We will probably do 1,200 or 1,300 people. Im walking the room on these buffets. I mean, Im out there.Ž Being OUT there only happens after hes been IN the kitchen for days of pre-holiday preparation. The bakeshop starts prepping four or five days out. Its an incredible array of desserts,Ž says Chef Simms. Theyre working ahead of time. For me, were working with some of the stocks and sauces three and four days out. The day before and the day of? Its all-day, the day before. They day of, we start at 5 oclock in the morning, and theyre here until the days over.Ž Pre-holiday prep used to include a gingerbread house for the lobby, its ceil-ing high enough for an adult to enter, its outside walls a slate of cookies and icing and gumdrops „ though children often plucked off and ate the gumdrops. The fate of the life-size confection? Before my time, says public relations manager AnnMargo Peart, who joined The Break-ers seven years ago. Ditto Ms. Cudahy, who traces her employment back about 15 years. Chef Simms shrugs: Havent done that in about 18 years.Ž But Jim Ponce remembers. The hotel historian connects its absence to liabil-ity concerns. The same concerns that replaced the lobbys single, ceiling-high, natural Christmas tree with two custom-made substitutes. It was the underwrit-ers,Ž Mr. Ponce says. Nothing happened at The Breakers, but if (insurers) had to pay off a claim somewhere else . .Ž He lets his words drift off, then resumes, As I understand it, the children would eat the gingerbread. And, of course, its sitting out there for two weeks, gather-ing dust. But the children loved the gin-gerbread house, and we loved doing it.Ž As for the real pine tree, well, the preference was for a fireproof model. You can imagine, with a hotel full of guests . .Ž he says. Mr. Ponce approves of the custombuilt trees, and who wouldnt? Andrew and Mayda McGowen and their staff make sure to return to the lobby as spectators to view their creations, their reward for all the 2 a.m.-wake-up days required to create the overnight-sur-prise. Those early hours, Mr. McGowen allows, are the biggest challenge. That, and the sometimes-cold-and-breezy conditions that accompany the outdoor portion of the program. When all the work is done, when another Christmas season ends, its decorations packed away til next year, he often hears from a hotel guest or two who loved the dcor and wants to know, as he says, Hey, where did you get that?Ž or Can you make a tree for us?Ž His answer is always the same. After The Breakers, he and his crew must deck the decks of 35 cruise ships for a holiday at sea. Were geared to the commercial,Ž he says, but we work with other companies and we can suggest them for residential.Ž Satisfied feedback filters back to The Breakers, as well. From the moment you turn onto The Breakers Main Drive, guests have been in awe of The Break-ers holiday beauty,Ž general manager Tricia Taylor says in an e-mail as frothy as an eggnog. It seems visitors expect one Christmas tree and are surprised we actually have 7 decorated trees. There seems to be one at every turn and we have guests, young and old, that enjoy taking photos in front of each of them.Ž And, then, always too soon, it all ends. When the holidays are over and all the decor comes down, theres sort of a disappointment,Ž Ms. Cudahy says. Like at home, but on a bigger scale. Because it IS fun, and its really beautiful. Theres a lushness and a fullness that the holi-day decorations bring. You want it to feel different during the holidays. Were disappointed when its gone.Ž Consolation comes in looking ahead to next Christmas and checking, all year long, on the ornaments and garlands and trees stored in the warehouse, test-ing all the lights, making needed repairs, replacing and updating and decid-ing what will remain and what might change. Planning for December 2013 will begin in January. Once everything comes down, we start planning again,Ž Ms. Cudahy says. And well actually walk through after everything is down, and ask, what about next year?Ž Looking back at a job well done, that helps, too. By the time were done decorating,Ž Mr. McGowen says, were covered with glitter.Ž And so is The Breakers. Q BREAKERSFrom page 11 THE BREAKERS STUFF’n MUFF’nServings: 36 each2 each apples, diced and pan roasted1 tablespoon butter1 cup celery, diced1 cup onion, diced lb breakfast sausage, cooked and dicedThyme, Parsley and Sage, nely chopped2 cups shredded cheddar cheese2 cups cornmeal2 cups all purpose our cup sugar2 tablespoons baking powder2 cups milk2 each eggs cup vegetable oil tablespoon poultry seasoningSalt and Pepper to Taste Method:Mix cornmeal, our sugar, salt, poultry seasoning and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Saut onions and celery in one tablespoon of butter until soft, add herbs and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together milk, eggs and vegetable oil. Fold onions, celery, apples, sausage and cheese into dry ingredi-ents. Stir in wet ingredients just until combined. DO NOT OVERMIX, should be lumpy. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place empty muf n pans in the oven to preheat. Grease the muf n pans and ll each cup full with mixture. Bake until golden brown, approximately 1214 minutes. COURTESY PHOTOThe Breakers’ decor is traditional: Only small tweaks are made year-to-year.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 NEWS A13Second “Miles for Makayla” event raises more than $15,000 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe second annual Miles for Makayla 5K Run/WalkŽ in Abacoa raised more than $15,000 for the Makayla Joy Sitton Foundation, which support scholarships for dance, music and singing at local schools. More than 800 people and 90 volunteers participated on Nov. 17. We were thrilled with the number of participants that came out to sup-port the event and traveled from all over to be here to honor Makayla,Ž said Charlene Maville, co-director of the race, in a prepared statement. We had 12 teams this year and the largest team was from the U.S. Marshals Office ƒ they drove all the way from Miami to be a part of this day.Ž The event featured a 5K race; Makaylas Mile, a family friendly walk; free races for kids, and a Diaper Dash.Ž The event was a tremendous success in bringing together the community again to celebrate the life and joy of Makayla. I look forward to watching this event grow and grow each year,Ž said Ms. Maville. The event also featured appearanc-es from the schol-arship recipient groups: Florida Clas-sical Ballet Theatre, Jupiter Academy of Music and the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches. Makayla Joy Sittons life was taken in a deadly massacre in 2009 on Thanks-giving night in her familys Jupiter home. The grief over the loss of their 6-year-old daughter is still profound for Muriel and Jim Sitton. This year, the Sittons shared the fundraising event with their 9-month-old daughter, Natalia Grace. In the statement, Muriel and Jim Sitton said, It is humbling to see the com-munity come out year after year and remember our little girl. This race event means a lot to us, because it brings together families for a great cause, hon-ors our little girl, and will bring some good out of a horrible tragedy. The outpouring of support from volunteers and businesses in our community has touched us deeply.Ž For more information or to make a donation, see Q

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In a prepared statement, the hospital said the clinic has some of the most up-to-date technological treat-ment options available for those diag-nosed with heart valve disease. The clinic is an expansion of the hos-pitals cardiac services and specialties. The clinic focuses on providing heart care for patients with aortic valve dis-ease, a condition that affects blood flow through the heart and to the rest of the body, the statement said. For many with a form of heart valve disease, the illness shows no signs or symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage, when it is brought to the attention of the patient as symptoms emerge or is detected by a physician through a routine examination, the hospital said. When the valve disease is detected, patients are referred to a cardiologist for further diag-nosis and testing, after which the patient will most likely be referred to a cardiac surgeon or interventional cardiologist for more testing and treatment. By utilizing a comprehensive teamfocused approach, the clinic aims to alleviate the stress that can accompany the process of diagnosis and treatment caused by the involvement of multiple physicians and appointments. The clinic provides a patient navigator to each person receiving treatment. The patient navigator arranges appointments and has the understanding of a patients results to aid them in making informed decisions about their treatment plan and guide them through the process. The appointments are scheduled in one day by the patient navigator for the patients convenience, the hospital said. In addition, all treatment decisions are made by a team of cardiologists, inter-ventional cardiologists and cardiovas-cular surgeons who together decide on the best treatment options possible for each patients condition, all in one place. The Heart Institute at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has been ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for overall cardiac care and cardiology services, the prepared state-ment said. For more information, call 625-5070, or see Q HEALTHY LIVING linda Does it sound terrible if I tell you I detest my sister Marcy? Shes the most self-centered, histrionic person you could ever meet. And, she has singlehandedly ruined every family event for as long as I can remember. Once Jeff started on his rant, he could hardly contain himself. Marcy makes every occasion all about her, and I resent it. Thanksgiving was no exception. She was barely in the door and started right in on Mom. Mom is a sweetheart and goes through hoops trying to please everyone. But the harder Mom tries to make everything right, the worse it gets. Marcy had a major fight with our sister Stacy the week before Thanksgiving. Mom made the mistake of trying to smooth things over between the two to save the holiday, but, not surprisingly, Marcy hit the roof. She accused Mom of taking everyone elses side, and then proceeded to make everyone uncomfortable with her sarcastic comments and withering looks. I know its been a struggle for Marcy since her marriage ended. Shes been working crazy hours and finds it tough to make ends meet. I know from her comments that she resents how much easier things are for Stacy and me. I really understand that things are tough for her, but I hate being on the defensive all the time.ŽThey say you can pick your friends, but not your family. And for some of us, that expression is sadly, oh-so-telling. We may have a family member we would never choose for a friend, but, whether we like it or not, this person will be a major factor in our lives going forward. Theres little worse than facing the holiday season with a sense of antici-patory dread. Some of us cant help but feel gypped when watching the Hallmark Holiday specials showcasing laughing, hugging families who seem to genuinely ENJOY and support each other. It seems that the fires of family animosities are most often stoked when relatives gather to celebrate major holi-days and life cycle events (such as wed-dings and funerals.) Many of us antici-pate these occasions with tremendous expectations and are invariably hurt and disappointed when important people do not react as we had hoped. We may feel pressure to pretend were enjoying ourselves when, in reality, were quite miserable. Or, we feel obligated to be civil to people we find offensive. Know-ing there will be family stresses at each major occasion can be disheartening, but addressing this challenge head on can help us prepare for it and even make inroads against the angst and heartache. It often helps to anticipate potential sensitivities or hard feelings before fam-ily gatherings. It may be necessary to enlist the aid of a trusted family mem-ber, who knows all of the personalities and will offer a fair appraisal. Knowing our bottom-line limit of what we are willing to tolerate helps us to set bound-aries. We can then make a pact that if things get out of hand its time to make an exit. Theres often one family member who triggers intense emotional reac-tions in the rest of the group. There may be a contentious or obnoxious overt behavior that sets off defensiveness or resentment in the others. Its hard to see that underneath the relatives abra-sive exterior may be significant worry or insecurity. Sometimes, just knowing that the offensive person is under acute distress may help us to have a more compassionate reaction, so were less likely to become resentful. We often act as if we have control over the actions or emotions of other people in our lives. However, this is the hard reality: The only persons behavior we can control is our own. If we try to change another person, we may get caught in a power struggle or invite criticism. By changing our own response to the other person, we may actually set in motion a very different, more accepting dynamic. Our immediate response to the verbal slights or sarcastic jabs of a difficult per-son is usually to become defensive and fight back. We may be thinking: I wont tolerate being treated like this!Ž We may believe that in order to save face we have no choice but to up the ante. While it may seem like a self-protective m ove, in actuality it often incites the other per-son and escalates the conflict. If we are so focused on blaming the other person for all the heartaches, we lose an important opportunity to fairly assess the situation. Much more effective is to step back and gain some insight into whats happening. If we show a genuine interest in understand-ing whats bothering the other person (and a desire for some sort of resolu-tion), we may actually be able to defuse the conflict. We dont have to agree with them, but validating what is important to them often deflects their anxiety and insecurity. For example, saying: It must be difficult to feel that wayŽ or This is clearly very important to you,Ž may communicate a genuine interest in listening to their concerns. If we ask questions and encourage them to open up, they may be inclined to soften the hostile stance and be more receptive to another point of view. These tactics can even be applied during a conversation that has begun to deteriorate. For example, saying: Im so sorry. I see that I upset you. Why dont you tell me whats bothering you?Ž or This is getting heated. Why dont we take a break?Ž It also makes a difference if we state that getting along with each other is important to us, and we want to avoid hurt feelings. It also helps to remember that the other persons behavior often has little to do with us. They may be carrying deep hurts and insecurities, so they become overwhelmed and lash out, even when it isnt warranted. There are occasions where we are dealing with a deeply troubled, totally unreasonable person who will not let up, and is not open to resolution. In those cases, its best to strategize ahead of time to avoid major blow-ups. Stick-ing to pleasant and general conversa-tions and keeping contact to a cordial minimum is probably necessary. Finding ways to create some space from the neg-ativity and reaching out to other family members for a more supportive interac-tion should ease some of the tension. Q „ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. A Palm Beach Gardens resident, she holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Gardens office at 630-2827, at and at Twitter @LindaLipshutz.


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A18 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY When Care Counts, Count on St. Joseph’s Only the best will do for your aging loved one. At St. Joseph’s, we understand the unique needs of se niors and have been providing superior senior living in Jupiter for many years. Our staff is comprised of only the most dedicated licensed nurses and dementia care specialists so WKDWRXUUHVLGHQWVEHQHWIURPWKHFRPIRUWRIKRPHDQGKDYHWKHFRQ GHQFH that they are receiving the best professional care. See for yourself what sets St. Joseph’s apart, come in for a visit today. St. Josephs of Jupiter ____________________________ 350 Bush Road, Jupiter, FL 33458 Call today to schedule a tour 561-747-1135 In partnership with and providing on-site rehabilitation services by Jupiter Medical Cen ter Assisted Living Facility #10963 MONEY & INVESTING Fix your finances in 2013 by starting to plan nowAs a new year approaches, new resolutions will abound. Besides reso-lutions to lose weight or enroll in a gym, you might think about some res-olutions for building a better financial future for yourself. Instead of whipping out a yellow pad the day before or after years end and memorializing some half-baked financial goals, you might want to read this column and begin pondering a broad scope of financial issues. The process may well entail fact-finding, an accounting review, conversations with loved ones and experts, etc. And it might take you a fair amount of time and effort to cross the Dec. 31 finish line with financial resolutions that are truly worthy. Discussions about money and investing most often focus on amounts of money, levels of earnings, invest-ment returns and allocations, taxa-tion, etc. As such, past years resolu-tions might have included: To earn x percent more than the S&P; to read a major financial journal one time a week; to pay less in taxes (even if higher rates are passed); to pay down mortgage debt and others. These resolutions are measurable, easily discussed with family and friends and are topics covered in the media. But they do not address other critical elements: Attitudes, values and emotions as they relate to money. From my perspective, these are foun-dational elements, just as important as the mechanics and art of successful investing or career building. Making all the money in the world yields little benefit if you fail to grow as a person and if you fail to appreciate financial blessings. These non-technical topics are not often discussed in meetings with investment advisers, in investment clubs, in newsletters, or in coffee shop talk. They are very personal and might well disclose the core of a person and violate boundaries or personal turfs. They often remain topics within the confines of a spousal relationship „ or self-talk. Here is a list of some money issues about which you might consider mak-ing 2013 resolutions. They will take time and effort to be uniquely figured for you. Square one for everyone is how much money you have, how much you earn and how you spend it. Thats easy to do but often time consuming. Most people are surprised by the details of the cash in/out and assets/liabilities. Why surprised? Because people do not like to think of themselves as spend thrifts or having a lifestyle that is above their means. People tend to remember their good ways in handling money, akin to investors forgetting or ignoring their losses yet remembering the glory of the gains. Loss denial is very much like spend-ing denial. Until people get enthused about understanding and effecting change in their spending habits, they prefer to forget their wanton ways. Second, figure your money values, as they will determine your money goals. Values to provide and protect a family, to give to those less fortunate, to save for education of children and grandchildren will manifest in dif-ferent resolutions than if you value first and foremost becoming a mega-millionaire. Relationships, especially healthy and long-running marriage relationships, are founded on com-patibility, shared values and shared goals. And money, not infidelity (which we all know is a widespread problem), is the number one issue cited for divorce. So, you might as well work to create shared money val-ues and money goals in your marriage. Third, through feedback by those who know you and love you, discover your emotions surrounding money, as others perceive it. Your emotions are key drivers of your behavior. All financial theory plays second fiddle to behavioral theory in which emo-tions of fear and greed take lead-ing roles. Greed is often manifest in chasing investment markets that have already had big bull runs (buying at the top) and fear is often manifest in cashing out of markets that have just had a large correction (selling at the bottom.) If you can withstand hear-ing the candid assessment of others about your monetary emotions, then you can possibly grow beyond these limitations. No one wants to hear that they are greedy or fearful, but it is extremely unrealistic to think that these core limitations of human char-acter are to be found in your fellow man but not in you. Fourth, you might want to make a commitment to be thankful for all you have. Starting my mornings without heartfelt thanks for current abundance leaves me feeling short-changed. Counting my financial blessings allows me to see my relative good fortune and allows compassion and a desire to help those less fortu-nate. Consider beginning an internal dialogue about building better financial behaviors and attitudes, This self-talk might morph into a discussion with your spouse or close friends, and then you might find yourself inspired to grow and make changes and create resolutions that are truly worthy. Q „ Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. She can be reached at 239-571-8896 or jshowaltercfa@ a f m c a F d jeannette SHOWALTER CFA JMC earns a grade of “A” from nonprofit Leapfrog Group SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYJupiter Medical Center received an AŽ Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, JMC said in a prepared statement. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, acci-dents and infections. To see Jupiter Medical Centers scores as they compare nationally and locally, see the Hospital Safety Score website at Calculated under the guidance of a Leapfrog Group nine-member panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hos-pitals overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries and medical and medication errors. The Leapfrog Group uses the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care, JMC said in the prepared statement. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their con-tracts and purchasing to reward the high-est performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members, according to the hospitals statement. Q Clerk’s office receives awards for 2011 financial reporting SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY The Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptrollers office was given two awards for its financial reporting. The Government Finance Officers Association awarded the office its Out-standing Achievement in Popular Annu-al Financial ReportingŽ award for the clerks fiscal year 2011 edition of its citizens report, Checks and Balances: Your Guide to County Finances.Ž Its the sixth consecutive year that Checks and BalancesŽ earned this honor from the GFOA, the clerks office said in a prepared statement. Also recognized, for the 23rd consecutive year, was the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The report received the associations Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Finan-cial ReportingŽ for the fiscal year 2011 version. Both reports are available on the clerks site, Its an honor to once again receive these recognitions from the GFOA,Ž said Clerk Sharon Bock, in the state-ment. We strive each year to pro-vide financial information to the public that is both comprehensive and easy to understand. Im grateful that the GFOA continues to honor us for our efforts.Ž The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association that offers benchmark-ing and independent analysis of pub-lic accounting practices and financial reporting. Q


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In his role, Mr. Fournie will be responsible for identifying and cultivating poten-tial benefactors and participating with the foundation board and the president/CEO of Jupiter Medical Center in formu-lating foundation goals and objectives, JMC said in the state-ment. Mr. Fournie will oversee all planned and deferred giving, capital and major gift campaigns, endow-ment development, special events, busi-ness partnerships and grants acquisition. He replaces Richard Cosnotti. We are proud to welcome Murray as a new member of our team,Ž said John D. Couris, president/CEO of Jupiter Medi-cal Center, in the statement. Murrays knowledge in development and fund-raising coupled with his experience in healthcare makes him a perfect fit for this position.Ž Mr. Fournie had served as director of major gifts and planned giving at the Indian River Medical Center Founda-tion in Vero Beach. There, he organized and implemented a campaign involving community volunteers, board members, and key medical center and foundation staff, the JMC statement said. Through Mr. Fournies leadership, the Indian River Medical Center Foundation successful-ly completed its first major campaign, exceeding the $50 million goal by raising $52.6 million. Objectives included build-ing a new emergency department, heart center, surgical intensive care unit, recov-ery rooms and an outpatient services pavilion, according to the statement. Mr. Fournie received a Bachelor of Arts from Eckerd College in St. Peters-burg, and a Masters of Education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., according to the statement. He is a certi-fied fund raising executive. On behalf of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation Board, I would like to personally welcome Murray to the team,Ž said Peter Crisp, chairman of the JMC foundation board, in a statement. We are pleased to have such a knowledgeable and passionate individual leading our organization in its philanthropic efforts.Ž For more information about the JMC foundation, call 263-5728 or see Q Jupiter Medical Center names new president of JMC Foundation SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________FOURNIE Looking forward to the holidays? So are the scammers. As consumers begin to make their holiday gift list and charity donations, unscrupulous scammers are gearing up to deck the halls with their tried-and-true holiday scams. The Better Business Bureau is warning holiday shoppers and donors to know the red flags and to be on guard for this seasons holiday scams. Every year, thousands of shoppers fall victim to the holiday deals that seem too good to be true, and the bogus charity pleas that pull at the heartstrings. This holiday season, BBB urges consumers to take the following tips into consideration before shopping and making charity donations: Always check a businesss BBB business review at before making a purchase in the store or online. Make sure that the company has a physical address and telephone number. When shopping online, some websites offer electronics or luxury goods at prices that are too good to be true. Every holiday season, BBB hears from holiday shoppers who paid for a great dealŽ online, but received little or nothing in return. If you shop Craigslist or other free bulletin-board sites, look for local sell-ers and conduct transactions in person. Bring a friend if youre uncomfortable meeting the seller alone. Never wire money as payment. If youre shopping on auctions like EBay, look at seller ratings and read their reviews. Dont buy if the deal sounds too good to be true. Dont let yourself get bogged down in purchases or lose track of your wal-let. While youre struggling with bags of presents, identity thieves may see an opportunity to steal your wallet or look over your shoulder to copy your debit or credit card numbers. Know where your credit and debit cards are at all times and cover the keypad when entering your PIN while purchasing items or getting money from an ATM. Make sure you put your card back in your wallet after each purchase. Always research charities with BBB before you give to see if the char-ity meets BBBs 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.Ž The holidays are a time of giving, and that creates an opportunity for scammers to solicit donations to line their own pockets. Beware of solicitations from charities that dont necessarily deliver on their promises or are ill equipped to carry through on their plans. Resist demands for on-the-spot donations. Up-to-date reports on local and national charities are available at Dont click on any links or open any attachments to emails until you have confirmed that they are not mali-cious. Phishing emails are a common way for hackers to get at your personal information or break into your com-puter. Around the holidays, beware of e-cards and messages pretending to be from companies like UPS or FedEx with links to package track-ing information. Email addresses that dont match up, typos and grammati-cal mistakes are common red flags of a malicious phishing email. Also beware of unsolicited emails from companies with which you have no association. Make sure you have current antivirus software and that all security patches have been installed on the computer. For advice on holiday shopping, lists of BBB Accredited Businesses by industry and BBB Business Reviews you can trust on local businesses, see Q Don’t get snowed by holiday scammers: Shop, donate carefully COURTESY PHOTOConsumers should always cover a keypad in a store or at an ATM, to hide PIN numbers.


A20 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY In the 1980s, collectors tried to solve the mystery of who made a series of red, black and cream-colored pitchers shaped like animals and birds. They were all marked hand painted ErphilaŽ in a round cartouche. Some were also marked est. 1926,Ž some GermanyŽ and some Czechoslovakia.Ž Years of research has finally solved the riddle. The pitchers come in two sizes, 9 inches or 6 inches high. The set includes a toucan, rooster, parrot, cat, dog, ram, goat, elephant, duck and perhaps others. They were made in Czechoslovakia at the Ditmer-Urbach Factory. The history of the factory is uncertain, but separate Ditmer and Urbach factories merged sometime before 1913 into the Ditmer-Urbach Factory. The Nazis took it over in 1938, and it was still working in 1945. The marks provide some clues. The word CzechoslovakiaŽ indicates a date in the 1920s. GermanyŽ was used later. Ebel-ing and Reuss, a Philadelphia importing company, ordered the set of pitchers for its customers and had them marked EŽ for Ebeling,Ž RŽ for ReussŽ and PhilaŽ for PhiladelphiaŽ (Erphila). That mark was used on many types of imported decorative wares. Ebeling & Reuss is still in business in Allentown, Pa., and still uses the same mark on pieces it imports. The vintage cat pitcher is the most expensive, sell-ing for as much as $1,000. Other prices: rooster, $235; ram, $440; toucan, $485; and goat, $775. It sometimes pays to buy an unidentified piece that you like. The pitchers were about $25 each in the 1980s. Q: Years ago, we bought a grandfather clock from a friend whose ceiling was not high enough for the clock. The clock is marked Royal Furni-ture, Grand Rapids.Ž Can you tell us some-thing about the maker and age of our clock? A: Royal Furniture Co. was in business in Grand Rapids, Mich., from 1892 to 1931. But the companys ownership changed in 1919, and the new owners name, Robert W. Irwin, was added to Royals marks that year. So your clock was made between 1892 and 1919. Royal made high-quality furniture, including grandfather clock cases, but the internal clock mechanism was made by another company, probably the Charles Jacques Clock Co. of New York City. Charles Jacques was known to supply some grandfather clockworks to Royal.Q: At a local thrift store, I recently purchased a Punch and Judy mechani-cal bank for $18. It looks old and is made of heavy cast iron. The bank is in the shape of a puppet-show stage, with Punch and Judy performing. If you place a coin in the plate Judy is holding and push a lever on the side of the bank, Judy turns to deposit the coin in the bank while Punch moves forward and brings down the club hes holding in his hand. The bank is 6 inches high by 5 inches wide by 2 inches deep. What is my bank worth?A: The original and now antique Punch and Judy Bank was patented in 1884 by Shepard Hardware Co. of Buffalo, N.Y. Shepard produced high-quality cast-iron mechanical banks until the early 1890s. Reproductions of the bank have been made in abundance since the 1950s, and it is extremely likely that your bank is one of the many reproductions. Origi-nals are 6 1 / 8 inches wide; most reproductions were cast from originals and, like yours, are smaller than originals. Gen-uine old Punch and Judy banks sell for close to $4,000 if the original paint is in good condition. Reproductions, depend-ing on quality and age, sell for under $20 up to about $150. Consult an expert about the age and quality of your bank. Q: My very old upright piano is marked Starck Cabinet Grand, Chicago, U.S.A.Ž How old is it? What is it worth?A: Starck Piano Co., also known as P.A. Starck, was in business in Chicago from 1891 to 1968. It is likely that your piano dates from the 1920s or 30s, but you can verify that by looking for a seri-al number on your piano; it might be on the back of the piano or inside the case. The value of a piano is based not just on age and quality, but also on condition. A professional technician would have to look at it. Most old uprights dont sell for a lot of money, though, because mov-ing a piano is expensive.Tip: Switch dishwasher detergent brands periodically. This helps to keep the inside of the dishwasher and your dishes free of any chemical buildup. Glass will have more sparkle. 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 The mystery of the puzzling pitchers m c i r a a t terry COURTESY PHOTO This 9-inch toucan pitcher is marked “Ditmer-Urbach, Made in Czechoslovakia, hand painted.” It was bought at a flea market in 1982 for $25. Today it’s worth almost $500.


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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 FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 A21 ANDERSONS CLASSIC HARDWARE FINE DECORATIVE HARDWARE AND PLUMBING SINCE 1935605 South Olive Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401phone (561) 655-3109 fax (561) 655-3162 MADE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK Paint it gone If an asteroid is ever on a collision course with Earth, it is feasible that the planet could be saved by firing paintballs at it, according to an MIT graduate stu-dent whose detailed plan won this years prize in a United Nations space coun-cil competition, announced in October. White paint powder, landing strategical-ly on the asteroid, would initially bump it a bit, but in addition would facilitate the suns photons bouncing off the solid white surface. Over a period of years, the bounce energy would divert the body even farther off course. The already iden-tified asteroid Apophis, which measures 1,500 feet in diameter and is projected to approach Earth in 2029, would require five tons of paintball ammo. Q Compelling explanations QJames White, 30, was arrested in Grove City, Fla., after being stopped by police patrolling a high-burglary neigh-borhood, and in a consensual search of his pants, officers found a packet of Oxycodone pills for which White did not have a prescription. Howev-er, according to the police report, Mr. White suddenly exclaimed, Oh, wait! These arent my pants!ŽQMs. Vida Golac, 18, was arrested in Naples, Fla., in October, and charged with possessing marijuana, which police discovered in her genitals as she was being strip-searched. According to the police report, Ms. Golac denied that the drugs were hers and explained that she was just hiding them there for friends. Q The litigious societyQSamuel Cutrufelli, 31, filed a lawsuit in October in Sacramento County, Calif., claiming that Jay Leone, 90, negligentlyŽ shot him. Mr. Cutrufelli had burglarized Mr. Leones home in Greenbrae, unaware that Mr. Leone was home. When Mr. Leone reached for one of his stashed handguns, Mr. Cutrufelli shot him in the jaw and then pulled the trigger point-blank at Mr. Leones head, but was out of bullets. Mr. Leone then shot Mr. Cutrufel-li several times, which Mr. Cutrufelli apparently felt was entirely unnecessary.QIn October, the former captain of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia (on which 32 people died after it ran aground in January 2012) filed a lawsuit against Costa Cruises for wrongfullyŽ firing him. Francesco Schettino is await-ing trial for manslaughter, accused of sending the ship dangerously close to shore on a personal lark, and was also charged with abandoning ship, since he was spotted in a lifeboat in the midst of passengers escape. (Mr. Schettino said he wound up in the lifeboat only because he slippedŽ and fell in.)QChinas legal system apparently is growing to resemble Americas. A well-covered (but incompletely sourced) story from Chinese media in Octo-ber reported that Mr. Jian Feng won the equivalent of $120,000 in a lawsuit against his well-to-do wife for deceiv-ing him and subsequently giving birth to what Mr. Feng thought was an ugly baby. Mr. Feng discovered that his wife had had cosmetic surgery „ and thus was not, genetically, the beauty that he married but, in reality, plain-looking. Q Ironies QIn October, a federal appeals court overturned the bribery conviction of a City of Chicago zoning inspector „ on the grounds that the bribes he was convicted of taking were too small to be covered by federal law. Dominick Owens, 46, was convicted of taking two bribes of $600 each to issue certificates of occupancy, but the law applies only to bribes of $5,000 or more. (Also in October, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel disbanded the citys ethics board after a 25-year run in which it never found an alderman in violation „ even though, during that time, 20 aldermen were con-victed of felonies.)QThe governments Health Canada agency announced in October that Avmor Ltd. had agreed to recall one lot of its Antimicrobial Foaming Hand Soap „ because it was contaminated with microbes. (The recall did not dis-close whether the danger was due to too many microbes overwhelming the soap or due to the inability of the antimicro-bial soap to kill any microbes at all.)QTyller Myers, 19, was killed in a collision near Norwalk, Ohio, in Sep-tember when he ran a stop sign and was rammed by a tractor-trailer. Afterward, police found three stolen stop signs in Mr. Myers truck. QA 21-year-old man was killed crossing a highway at 5 a.m. in Athens, Ga., in September. Police said he had just dined-and-dashed out of a Waffle House restaurant and into the path of a pickup truck.QDevoted Catholic David Jimenez, 45, had been praying regularly to a large crucifix outside the Church of St. Pat-rick in Newburgh, N.Y., having become convinced that it was responsible for eradicating his wifes ovarian cancer. He even got permission from the church to spruce up the structure, as befit its power. Then, during a cleaning in May 2010, the 600-pound crucifix came loose and fell on Mr. Jimenezs leg, which had to be amputated. Mr. Jimenezs $3 mil-lion litigation against the archdiocese goes to trial in January. Q PerspectiveAs a service to taxpayers, the IRSs longtime policy is to pay tax refund claims promptly and only later to refer the refund files for possible audits and collection, in the event of overpayments or fraud. This policy, though, means that ordinary taxpayers are treated better than the nations wounded warriors who file disability claims with the Depart-ment of Veterans Affairs. The VAs assumption seems to be that wounded veterans are cheating „ and thus most veterans receive at least five evalua-tions, each one reviewed over a several-year period, before full benefits can be awarded. (Even though some temporary financial relief is available before final determination, veterans complain that the amount is almost never enough for complicated rehabilitation programs and other support.) Q NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE


A22 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY Better Business Bureau Rating: A+25609For inquiries, visit or contact Client Services: 866-835-3243 Bid@HA.comFree Appraisal Event PALM BEACH GARDENS DOUBLETREE HOTEL 4431 PGA BOULEVARD | PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL 33410Friday, December 7 | 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Saturday, December 8 | 9:00 AM 4:00 PM Sunday, December 9 | 10:00 AM 2:00 PMHeritage Auctions has world-class experts who specialize in the appraisal and auction of over 30 categories :'JOF%FDPSBUJWF"SUTt.PEFSO$POUFNQPSBSZ"SUt3BSF$PJOT $VSSFODZt'JOF+FXFMSZ5JNFQJFDFTt-VYVSZ"DDFTTPSJFTt"NFSJDBO*OEJBO"SUt4QBDF&YQMPSBUJPOt4JMWFS7FSUVt$JWJM8BS.JMJUBSJBt"SNT"SNPSt"NFSJDBOB1PMJUJDBMt5FYBOBt$PNJDT$PNJD"SUt3BSF#PPLT.BOVTDSJQUTt&OUFSUBJONFOU.VTJDt7JOUBHF(VJUBST.VTJDBM*OTUSVNFOUTt4QPSUT$PMMFDUJCMFTt/BUVSBM)JTUPSZt7JOUBHF.PWJF1PTUFSTt'JOF3BSF8JOFTt 4&--:063'*/&"35$0--&$5*#-&4 0653*()5r03"6$5*0/5)&.*/0/&0'063/"5*0/"-"6$5*0/4t3&$&*7&"'3&&7&3#"-"113"*4"--JNJUJUFNTQFSIPVTFIPMEJOTPNFDBTFTt*..&%*"5&1":.&/5'PS2VBMJmFE1VSDIBTFTt50113*$&43&"-*;&%"5"6$5*0/"DDFQUJOH$POTJHONFOUT*OTUBOUDBTIBEWBODFTBWBJMBCMF SOLD FOR $1,840,000! SOLD FOR $83,650! SOLD FOR $143,400! SOLD FOR $101,575! SOLD FOR $53,775! SOLD FOR $239,000! SOLD FOR $334,600! SOLD FOR $828,000! Local notables jailed; bail was $1,600 in pet food donations SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Martin County Sheriff Robert L. Crowder and professional baseball play-er Scott Proctor were just two of the local notables who willingly were sent to "The Dog House" on Nov. 17. Those locked up provided more than 2,000 pounds of pet food and raised more than $1,600 in cash donations for the pets of needy seniors in Martin County. Those participating contacted their friends and colleagues, who made dona-tions to have them released from the Dog House, located in the parking lot of Animal Care Extraordinaire, 987 SE Monterey Road, Stuart. Many community members stopped by with donations after hearing about the efforts of those incarcerated.Ž Pet food donations will be distributed to low-income, homebound seniors who receive Meals on Wheels through the Council on Aging of Martin County. "For many seniors, their pets are their only family and their beloved daily com-panions," said Cathy Knowles, manager of Meal Services for the Council and a participant in the Dog House. "Those who are on limited incomes often strug-gle to buy pet food. We want to ensure that the seniors and their pets receive proper nutrition." The donations of food and cash will help to sustain the program through the holidays and into 2013. Each year, Stuart veterinarians Ronald Ball, Wayne Diamond and Roderick Wood of Animal Care Extraordinaire collect pet food donations for the pets of needy seniors. "Usually we only pro-mote for donations to the clinic's cli-ents however, this year we thought we would be a little more creative to attract the attention of the community to this dilemma, raise more and bring together several local non-profits for one cause," said Dr. Diamond. The veterinarians took turns in The Dog House, as well. The teens of the Boys and Girls Club's Keystone Club participated in the event, selling hotdogs, snacks and beverages to benefit their program, "Hope for the Homeless." Donations will continue to be accepted at Animal Care Extraordinaire, 987 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, through the end of the year. For more information about Animal Care Extraordinaire, see or call 772-287-2513. For more information about the Council on Aging of Martin County at the Kane Center in Stuart, call 772-223-7800 or see Q


AFFORDABLE PLANTATION SHUTTERS Before you buy… call and get the facts!We offer Professional Installation and Honest, Fair Pricing Not valid with any other discounts, prior purchases or work in progress. Exclusions may apply. Expires 11/01/2012. Any Purchase of $1500 or MoreOn Select Hunter Douglas Products $100 OFFALL SHUTTERS ARE NOT THE SAME! All About Blinds 17 Years Serving Palm Beach County Visit our Showroom: MON…FRI 8:30AM … 4:30PM, SAT by Appointment CALL 561-844-0019 FOR YOUR FREE IN-HOME ESTIMATE /LD$IXIE(IGHWAY3UITE, 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 Fin ishers!!! FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 A23Rotary Club of Northern Palm Beaches donates wheelchairs SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Rotary Club of the Northern Palm Beaches donated four wheelchairs to the Miami Childrens Hospital Nicklaus Outpatient Center at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens. This is the second Miami Childrens Hospital loca-tion in Palm Beach Coun-ty funded by the Nicklaus Childrens Health Care Foundation. The wheel-chairs were delivered on Oct. 16. Rotary has 34,000 clubs and 1.2 million worldwide mem-bers who believe in community involve-ment, volunteering and the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self.Ž Charles (Charlie) Horowitz, of the Rotary Club of the Northern Palm Beaches, obtained the wheelchairs through Jack Drury, president of the Wheelchair Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps to provide wheelchairs to anyone who needs one, but has no means to acquire one. The Rotary Club of the Northern Palm Beaches meets every Tuesday morning at 7:15 at the Double Tree Hotel in Palm Beach Gardens. Visitors and guest are welcome. For more information, call Charlie Horowitz, 707-7078, or Phil Woodall, 762-4000. Q Clerk Bock offers couples a 12/12/12 historic wedding SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY The date wont come around again for another century, and Clerk Sharon Bock wants to celebrate December 12, 2012 by giving couples the chance to exchange vows that day in the courtroom of Palm Beach Countys Historic Courthouse. This is the last time this century that couples can have a wedding date like this,Ž Clerk Bock said. Getting mar-ried in the courtroom of Palm Beach Countys Historic Courthouse is a way to make the day even more special for couples who choose to get married with us on 12/12/12.Ž Ms. Bock will personally perform some of the ceremonies on 12/12/12, starting at noon. Ceremonies will be held between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse, 300 N. Dixie High-way, West Palm Beach. Space will be limited for the Historic Courthouse weddings. Couples are asked to pre-register by calling 355-2468 no later than December 7. Couples must have a valid Florida marriage license and pay the $30 cer-emony fee. Couples also have the option of purchasing the full Clerk & Comptrollers Sensible StartŽ Wedding Pack-age, which includes the cost of a mar-riage license, the ceremony fee, photos and a commemorative certificate „ for less than $150. More information about marriage licenses and ceremonies is available on the Marriage Licenses and Ceremonies page at Q 15th annual Classics by the Sea features 5K, 10K and Kids 1-Miler SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY The 15th annual Classics by the Sea „ benefiting Toys for Tots „ is Dec. 15 at Carlin Park in Jupiter. Runners may participate in a 5K, a 10K or a Kids 1-Mile Run. Those attending are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. The registration fee includes a long sleeve tech shirt (for the first 700), a certified course,and chip timing. The Kids 1-Miler, a chip-timed race for kids 12 and under, is at 7:10; the 5K and 10K begin at 7:30. Pre-race packet pickup is Dec.14 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Tri Running Sports & Cycle, 13975 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Carlin Park is at 400 State Road A1A in Jupiter. Registration fees vary. For more information or to register, see Deadline for online registration is Dec. 13 at 11:59 p.m. Registration on race day begins at 6 a.m. Q


A24 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYmy job was to rake the yard. We lived on Plymouth Road, and Id rake and Id get a quarter. That was my weekly allowance,Ž he says. For a nickel, Id ride the bus downtown, for a dime I could go to the Arcade Theatre, for a nickel I could get a candy bar and for the rest of the money, I could come back home. Would you let your 9-year-old ride a bus by himself today?Ž That was around 1940.Forty years later, the city core had almost nothing, as many of the old businesses moved or simply closed. By the late 80s, Clematis Street was like a ghost town, with only a few core busi-nesses, J.C. Harris, Myers Luggage and Pioneer Linens, among them, surviving. A few blocks to the south, Anderson Hardware was there, managing to thrive even as the lights of many of the citys downtown businesses threatened to sputter out completely. In 1952, Anderson already was a 17-year-old company established dur-ing the depths of the Great Depression. Three years later, its founder, George E. Anderson, died of leukemia, leaving his 27-year-old son to run the business. This was a second career,Ž Mr. Anderson says. Before that, he had worked in radio.I was a radio uncle for about nine or 10 years, reading the funny pagesŽ on the air, he says. In the early 50s he hosted Kids Club,Ž a childrens show, and entertained the youngsters with a ventriloquists dummy. He holds a 1954 TV GuideŽ that lists his show. So Ive got proof,Ž he says. The radio show was broadcast from the Comeau Building, on Clematis Street, and the TV show aired from a theater on Datura Street, both around the corner from Andersons original store. The store moved a few blocks south to its current location in the 70s. The store is filled with elegant door and cabinet hardware „ scrolled door-knobs and hinges, plus fancy faucets and elegant iron and copper mailboxes. These are fittings designed to last.On a recent Wednesday morning, customers stroll in and out of the store, and Mr. Anderson greets each one. At 84, Mr. Andersons gaze is steady, his patience worthy of a U.N. ambassa-dor as he takes orders, returns an item for repair and simply listens. The customers leave, and he returns to his office. This time, its his turn to talk in that radio baritone of his. It was a different world, and even Anderson Hardware had a slightly dif-ferent focus than now. Dad sold door hardware, good stuff; he didnt sell junk, but he also sold lighting fixtures, which weve sort of nibbled around the edges with that here,Ž Mr. Anderson says. His dads specialty was large crystal chandeliers. The big deal was that I sold a Czechoslovakian chandelier for $500. Big deal. Today, something like that would sell for $10,000, you know, and it would have to be hung by a union elec-trician or something. Couldnt do it the way we did it back then,Ž he says. He gave that up early on, which is just as well, Mr. Anderson says. First, I dont like ladders, and secondly, Id have to get up a ladder to help him with those things,Ž he says. The early 50s were a heady time in Palm Beach County, as the economy grew along with the rest of the nation. The Andersons enjoyed that boom as well, retrofitting locks and keysets for the major hotels along the water in West Palm Beach, including the Penn-sylv ania, and providing door hardware for such institutions as the original Forest Hill High School in West Palm Beach, what is now Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth and the RCA plant in Palm Beach Gardens. Mr. Anderson worked with his father in the business for about 2 years before his fathers death. I was fortunate in that I was a quick learner. Dad had taught me how to read plans and the difference between good hardware and bad hardware. Then after he passed away, it was through the good graces of his customers who helped me along the way by explain-ing things the way they wanted them and so forth,Ž he says. I learned a lot from those guys, and before 1960, I was pretty much an accomplished door hardware man and have been doing it ever since.ŽExpertise That expertise is appreciated by homeowners and designers alike. I wish Jim Anderson owned Home Depot, because I would much rather go over there. I know I will leave with all the right pieces,Ž says West Palm Beach designer Joseph Paul Davis. And Mr. Anderson can tell a customer exactly how to install the piece, Mr. Davis says. Take the storm door at Mr. Davis house. It had swollen and he was going to need to shave a bit of wood from the door to make it open and close easily. He and his son both chimed in at the same time: Shave it down from the hinge side,Ž Mr. Davis says. Why? That way you dont have to reset the lock. How smart is that? And thats not really their thing, but it was the right infor-mation to pass along.Ž That expertise has been recognized. The walls of Mr. Andersons office are lined with awards, many dating back to the 1960s. He carries the Architectural Hardware Consultant designation. Running the business is a family affair. Mr. Andersons wife Marie han-dles the money side of the operation. The suggestion that the company switch to high-end hardware was hers. The companys AHC person retired and they needed to find a replacement. But it was expensive to hire another employee, train him and provide him with a vehicle. Why dont you just sell fancy door hardware?Ž she asked her husband. So thats what we concentrated on,Ž Mr. Anderson says. My daughter came into the business, had sort of been in the business. We put her in the show-room and she really was very talented. She actually has the knowledge to do contract hardware work. She was trained as a contract hardware person, and shes a very bright woman.Ž Thats his daughter Rosemarie. Son George also works in the business. Another son, John, is a psychiatrist in Atlanta. Daughter Joy lives in Michigan and works in the computer/IT industry. Mr. Andersons eldest son, Jim, died seven years ago. In family businesses you wear many hats. We learned all facets of the business. I think thats been a really great education over time,Ž says Rosemarie Anderson.Industry changesIt is that old-fashioned touch that sets the Andersons apart from other companies, though computers have changed the business. No question ƒ All the orders were typewritten and they were all sent by mail to the manufacturers. It took three and four days for an order to arrive at a manufacturer, particularly one in California, well say. I can remember my mother, who was part of my fathers organization, putting a purchase with carbon paper together, and typing the purchase order, then putting it in the mail and typing the envelope,Ž he says. Today, the majority of our orders are emailed or sent by fax.Ž Being online is both a blessing and a curse. The thing that we suffer from is people who come in here, and actu-ally take a lot of our time, talk to us about stuff, get a price, then go online and they buy it,Ž he says. What weve learned is to be as helpful as we can without telling everybody everything.Ž He cites a customer who bought an expensive mailbox, then canceled her order after buying it online for about a hundred dollars less. He decided not to meet the cost.The negative part of the online thing is if you make a mistake and you buy the wrong thing, its not as easy as they make it sound to send it back, because youre going to have to pay the freight charges and there may be restocking (fee), and theyve got your credit card,Ž Mr. Anderson says. But its not just the way of business that has changed; its the customers, too. Back when I came to work for my dad, the architect was the boss of the job. You wanted to build a house, you hired an architect, you explained to him what you wanted, the architect designed the house and so forth. He put it out for bids, contractors would bid it, and he would select the hard-ware because he was the artist,Ž he says. It is different now.In the course of years, it got to be that the contractor became the boss. The architect simply drew the plans and was done ƒ He doesnt have the control of it that he used to have. Today, the builder is usually the guy. He says, I do the buying. The client will come in here, for example, and select the hardware, perhaps with the help of an interior designer. And a lot of times, we have situations in which the designer is actually the boss,Ž he says.About that family businessRoles at Anderson have evolved over the past six decades, much as the building industry has changed. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson met when they were 15. He attended Palm Beach Central High School, and graduated in 1947; she attended St. Ann Catholic School in downtown West Palm Beach. They were married in 1948. Were really pleased to be able to go home together. We go home and we generally dont discuss business. We go home, we sometimes eat out, sometimes she makes something simple for dinner. We make it together,Ž he says. As for work?We try not to have an awful lot of discussion about it, because its all day long,Ž he says. We get here before 9 oclock and were here until 6 anyway.Ž This is a family business in which the youngest members are in their 50s. If people are busy tending to business they dont have time to nitpick the petty crap and there wouldnt be half the divorces that there are. People are not committed anymore. People have no commitment or no respect for the other persons opinion,Ž Mrs. Anderson says. She quickly demurs, laughs and says she thought the conversation was about Mr. Anderson and the family business. I do things, then tell him. I dont ask him, Should I do this? Should I do that? Ive always been a pretty inde-pendent freethinker. Ive come from a line of very independent women,Ž she says. But the main thing is if two people respect each other and give the other person a little breathing room, you can usually work things out. And if youre busy tending to business, you dont have time for foolishness. That right?Ž Interjects Mr. Anderson: Although we had a baby.Ž Well, thats different. We had five,Ž Mrs. Anderson says, laughing. Says Mr. Anderson: Talk about foolishness.Ž I mean extracurricular foolishness,Ž she says. They laugh, and Mrs. Anderson says not to quote her. Then she laughs some more.Rosemarie Anderson echoes her mother in her thoughts about a family business. I think you grow up very entrepreneurially oriented. Im a fiscally con-servative, free-market gal. I dont get sick days or holidays or any other days. Its a family business, so you all get together, show up and make it work,Ž she says of her 47 years with the com-pany. Its an old-fashioned notion, but it is one instilled by her parents. My parents were very creative and hardworking people and that set a precedent for us, but they were always very interested to hear what we had to say,Ž she says. Mrs. Anderson says some of that work ethic was instilled in her by the nuns who taught her at St. Ann. She remembers a gentler time, when West Palm Beach was a beautiful place to be.Ž The Montgomery Ward store that was just south of St. Anns was the first air-conditioned store in downtown West Palm Beach. The kids from St. Anns, every day when school was out, would all go charging through Montgomery Ward, especially during the hot weather, to cool off until finally the manager of the store came down to the school and said, Would you please instruct your children not to do that?Ž Mrs. Ander-son remembers. And anyone who got caught got reported back to the school and those old nuns were tough.Ž They meant business, just as the Andersons do, though their business is serving the customer. Maybe that explains why customers have been coming for 77 years now. Hes just the kind of person you want to work with, and his daughter and his son are the same way,Ž says Mr. Davis, the designer. And hes no more expensive than the other people. You get the Neiman Marcus quality and ser-vice for the Home Depot price, which is kind of extraordinary.Ž As is that longevity.Says Rosemarie Anderson: Who other than the queen of England does anything for 60 years?Ž Q ANDERSONFrom page 1 a s h n e A I s c c t m a m I COURTESY PHOTOTop: Anderson’s moved to its current location in the ’70s. Middle: James Anderson hosted a “Kids Club” show in the ’50s. Bottom: Mr. Anderson on the air in the ’40s.


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A26 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYNETWORKING The Lord’s Place Ending Homelessness Breakfast, honoring “Women in our World” at the Kravis CenterWe 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 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 Michele Malaney, Tom Malaney, Missie Malaney, Tim Malaney, Jason Cates, Erin Cates and Barbara Bowman 2 Joyce McLendon, Ending Homelessness Award 3 Diana Stanley and Jeff Koons 4. Teca Sullivan and Tamra Fitzgerald 5. Enid Atwater, Ray Graziotto and Michele Jacobs 6. David Unversaw 7. Pamela Mclver 8. Tamra Fitzgerald, Unsung Heroine Award 9. Tina Philips, Servants Award10. Jack Scarola11. Diana StanleyMissie Malaney, Lifetime Achievement AwardJOHN SESSA / FLORIDA WEEKLY


Panoramic views, South Beach flair in Old Port Cove SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThis one-of-a-kind end unit with panoramic views of the Intracoastal Water-way and the Atlantic Ocean has been redesigned with South Beach flair. The home at 100 Lakeshore Drive #951 in Old Port Cove in North Palm Beach, features polished limestone flooring throughout, Italian furnishings, and an open kitchen with Italian cabinetry, glass counters and high-end appliances including Viking, Thermador and Miele. The open floor plan allows a fantastic view from every room. A wrap-around 1,000-square foot balcony makes it the perfect place for entertaining. A yacht may be parked right below in Old Port Cove Marina. Fabu-lous restaurants, high-end shopping, golf courses and the beach can be reached within minutes. The building offers a variety of amenities including waterfront pool, whirlpool, hot showers, saunas, fit-ness center, library, community rooms and underground parking. This unit is available furnished with the following exclusions: piano, artwork and mattress in master bedroom. Fite Shavell & Asso-ciates lists it at $1,390,000. Agents are Shirley Wyner, 561-366-2001,, and Gabrielle Darcey, 561-723-9217, Q A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 A27 FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS


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WPBF 25 News Mornings maintained its No. 2 position and posted ratings growth year-to-year. WPBF 25 News at 4:30 a.m. increased 57 percent; 5-6 a.m. increased 19 percent, and 6 a.m.-7 a.m. increased 16 percent. Morning viewers stayed with WPBF 25 as Good Morning America (7-9 a.m.) grew 46 percent and doubled CBS This Morning,Ž the sta-tion said in the statement. Other numbers: WPBF 25 News at Noon grew 9 percent year-to-year; the afternoon news block remained No. 2 as WPBF 25 News at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. experienced a collective advantage of 12 percent over competitor WPEC; and the 11 p.m. news maintained its No. 2 ranking. Each rating period makes it clearer that WPBF 25 owns the momentum in the market and is constantly winning viewer loyalty,Ž said Caroline Taplett, WPBF president and general manager. We continue to lead the way with break-ing news and weath-er coverage, deliver-ing on our promise to South Florida viewers.ŽIm especially proud of our response to major weather and political events,Ž said Ms. Taplett. Our around-the-clock team coverage of Hurricane Sandy utilized the full power of the Hearst Television stations, keeping our viewers informed as the storm developed here at home and in the Northeast. On this years historic election night, we were the only station with a continuous local live stream online and on our mobile platforms. We real-ly went above and beyond on stories that mattered to our community.Ž In non-news programming, The ViewŽ continued its reign as the No. 1 program at 11 a.m., and General Hos-pitalŽ was the toprated show at its new 2 p.m. time period. Katie Courics new talk show KatieŽ won at 3 p.m., ahead of talk newcomers Jeff ProbstŽ and Steve Harvey,Ž as well as The Doctors.Ž WPBF 25 remains the top station from 7-8 p.m., with Wheel of FortuneŽ and JeopardyŽ dominating as the most-watched programs in early evening, the statement said. ABCs primetime hits Greys Anatomy,Ž Modern Family,Ž Shark Tank,Ž Revenge,Ž CastleŽ and ScandalŽ ranked in the top 30 primetime shows, while Dancing with the StarsŽ (Mon-day and Tuesday) took 2nd and 3rd place. and WPBF 25 Mobile are closing out another year with more than 24 million and 22 million page views year-to-date, respectively. The WPBF 25 Hurricane Tracker App has garnered more than 5 million page views this year. WPBF 25 also strengthened its Commitment 2012 political coverage by launching Hearsts Election 2012 app, which peaked as the No. 1 free iPhone news app across the country. Q Noted cardiac hospital helps the Big Heart Brigade in Thanksgiving effort SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYPalm Beach Gardens Medical Center partnered with the Big Heart Brigade over Thanksgiving weekend, helping the South Florida non-profit organization enrich the lives of those in need by providing holi-day meals throughout the community, the hospital said in a prepared release. 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Florida Power & Light offers tips for its customers to keep their power bills low during the season. Getting ready for the holidays can require a lot of energy, but most people probably arent thinking about the energy costs when it comes to entertaining, gift buying and decorating,Ž said Tim Fitzpatrick, vice president of market-ing and communication for FPL, in a prepared statement. ƒ By adding these energy-efficient changes, FPL custom-ers can be energy-fit for years to come.ŽQ Deck the halls with LEDs. The amount of power it takes to operate just one 7-watt incandescent holiday bulb could power two 24-foot LED strings „ enough to light a 6-foot tree. And LED light strings last about 10 times longer.Q Set timers for holiday displays to turn off before bedtime so there is no need to burn the lights all night long.Q Switch non-holiday lights. Before overnight guests arrive, switch out guest-room and common-area lighting to compact fluorescent light bulbs. 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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B1 WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 INSIDE Must-see: Music ManThe Maltz production is polished, and the stars shine, our critic says. B8XCaptiva on paradeThe well-known golf-cart parade is Dec. 8. B14 XSocietyWho was out and about in the county? B10-11, 17 XA GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE Art BaselThe four-day show draws artists from around the world. B16 XBroadway will be on parade during the Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association 36th Annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 9. Broadway on ParadeŽ is the theme „ honoring the Maltz Jupiter Theatres 10th Anniversary Season. This family-friendly event will begin at 1 p.m. and last about two hours. The parade will begin on Alt. A1A and Center Street in Jupiter and proceed north on Alt. A1A to Bridge Road in Tequesta. Floats will be judged by the Jupiter Tequesta Junior Womens Club and prizes awarded in three categories. Leading the committee of longtime friends and acquaintances are the parades directors, Jupiter residents Mike and Sue Cesarano, who have been spearheading the event for the past 27 years. The event draws at least four bands, numerous floats, more than 2,000 participants and more than 5,000 spectators each year. The parade will once again fill the streets with floats, bands and entertainment,Ž Christmas parade honors Maltz anniversary and decorated veteran COURTESY PHOTO Santa will fly in for the Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association’s Christmas parade.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE PARADE, B4 X BALANCING ALBEE Actors weigh in on presenting classic play at Palm Beach Dramaworks BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comWilliam Hayes has an affinity for Edward Albee. How else could you explain Palm Beach Dramaworks seven productions of works by the Pulitzer Prize-winning play-wright? Starting Dec. 7, Mr. Hayes directs a company of six actors in the domestic drama A Delicate Balance.Ž Its a difficult show to really talk about because theres such complexity in it. To paraphrase Edward Albee, if you can sum up a show in three sentences, then the play should only be in three sentences. Its a much more dense piece than Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf, a play that we had produced,Ž said Mr. Hayes, producing artistic director at Drama-works. As with Virginia Woolf,Ž its set in the upper-middle class sub-urbs. In it, Agnes and Tobias share their home with Agnes sister Claire, a witty alcoholic. The sudden appearance of lifelong friends Harry and Edna threatens to throw their domestic balance off-kilter when they ask to stay in order to escape some unnamed terror. Add the arrival of Julia, Agnes and Tobias 36-year-old daughter, who returns home following the collapse of her fourth marriage, and you have a classic Albee play. As with any classic Albee play, this one comes with directions as to how to present it. Albee is very specific in his punctuation, and he actually tells you sometimes how he would like you say to the line. Something like ruefully sad or with a slight smile,Ž said Rob Donohoe, who plays Harry. Or triste. That is his favorite and my favorite,Ž said Maureen Anderman, the Agnes of this production. Ive run to the dictionary several times. And for my character, who has trouble speaking, there are lots of dot-dot-dots,Ž said Mr. Donohoe, who said he has the fewest number of lines in the play. An Albee script frequently hinges on punctuation, those ellipses.HAYES SEE ALBEE, B4 X


B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY SANDY DAYS, SAL TY NIGHTSWhen our cup runneth over, it’s our own doingA friend recently told me this story of an old girlfriend, one who didnt make it for the long haul. While they were dating, my friend said, the young woman had no close friends. No fam-ily she contacted regularly. No hobbies outside work. Her boyfriend „ my friend „ became her hobby, her family and her buddy. It was,Ž he said, a big responsibility.Ž As often happens in these situations, their relationship soon began to buckle. Id come home at night and shed be waiting for me,Ž my friend said. Shed want to hang out „ to watch TV together on the couch. But I needed my own time.Ž My friend is an avid runner and he started missing his nightly jog in order to make his girlfriend happy. What came next is no surprise. My friend needed space and his girlfriend needed him, but neither got enough of the thing they needed to keep them going. How exhausting for him, I thought, and how frustrating for her. Needing a man for everything will ultimately sabotage a relationship,Ž writes psychologist John Gray in Mars and Venus on a Date.Ž No man can satisfy all of a womans needs. He may think he can, but he cant, and it is a big mistake to expect him to.Ž When my friend told me this story, I mentally tsk-tsked his former girl-friend. Didnt she know that every rela-tionship expert says that men desire women with a full life? Women who are independent, active „ who need a man, yes, and a want a man, yes that too „ but who arent sitting around waiting for him to complete them. Its Relationship 101. But how easily we forget the most basic lessons. Most dating advice books tell us that our soul mate comes not when were searching for a partner, not when were hoping and praying, but just the oppo-site „ when were already fulfilled. When our lives are busy and productive, when we have a good job and good friends, when our social calendar is booked „ essentially, when we dont have room in our lives for one more thing. Thats exactly the moment when we meet the perfect man or woman. Our mistake, then, is confusing the sense of completion that follows with our new partner. We think we feel good about our lives „ our jobs, our friends, our families „ because of the new love in our life. Often we forget that we cre-ated that feeling for ourselves and our new partner is only the icing on the proverbial cake. I remember reading an interview with Lance Armstrongs first wife. What struck me in the article was her sense of regret. She had been working in Austin when they met, in an active and promising career, but as soon as they married she quit her job, rented out her house and packed up every-thing she owned to follow him across the world. They divorced just four years later, and the former Mrs. Arm-strong blamed her own willingness to sacrifice herself to their relationship. If only she had maintained the indepen-dence that had attracted him in the first place, she said, theirs would have been a very different love story. Q artis


B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYsaid Michael Cesarano, parade director, in a prepared statement. The march-ing bands will fill the air with holiday music; of course, Santa will be there to see all the anxious little ones. Floats will be judged and prizes awarded.Ž This years parade salutes the honorable grand marshal, Tom Corey, who currently serves as president of the Vietnam Veterans Peace Initiative. A native of Detroit, Mr. Corey entered the U.S. Army and was sent to Vietnam in May 1967 where he served as a combat infantryman and squad leader with the 1st Air Cavalry Divi-sion, 1st Battalion, and 12th Calvary. He was medically retired from the U.S. Army in May 1968. Corey is a decorated combat veteran receiving the Bronze Star Medal with V device for Valor, 2 Purple Hearts, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Citation, Republic Vietnam Gallantry Cross, and Combat Infantry Badge along with other awards. Mr. Corey works locally at the VA Medical Center as an Ombudsman and Program Specialist with the Directors office. Mr. Corey resides in Jupiter and has a son Brian, a daughter, Trang, and fiance Connie James Enochs. Mr. Corey served as President and CEO of Vietnam Veterans of America, the nations only congressionally char-tered organization exclusively serving the needs of Vietnam-era veterans and their families, retiring from that posi-tion in 2005 after serving on the board since 1985. Mr. Corey is also a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mili-tary Order of the Purple Heart Association, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign War, 1st Cavalry Association, and the National Association of Uniformed Services. Bring your chairs and blanket and the entire family to watch this sensational parade featuring the one and only Santa Claus. We are all proud to be a part of this tradition that involves so many won-derful people and privileged to carry on the tradition of this parade that started 36 years ago,Ž said Mr. Cesa-rano. Spectators are advised to bring chairs and blankets. For more information, see Q PARADEFrom page 1COREY COURTESY PHOTO Angie Radosh (left), Maureen Anderman and Dennis Creaghan star in Palm Beach Dramaworks’ production of “A Delicate Balance.” He literally sets his scenes much as an opera composer notates a score, tell-ing how a word should be spoken, how a gesture should be articulated. Pacing is crucial,Ž said Angie Radosh, who plays Claire. The den-sity of the script is very demanding, the rhythm. I think he just demands that respect and were giving it to him „ you have to. Its exhausting. I think were allƒŽ Interjects Ms. Anderman: I wake up still in the middle of the night start-ing the play. And I start the playƒ. You really have to get your tongue wrapped around it, your mouth and your mind. You really have to know what youre saying and where you go and where hes going with all this stuff.Ž This obviously is not her first experience with Mr. Albees work. Ive been a friend of his for 40 years almost. This is the way he speaks, in a way. He writes kind of the way he hears and the way he speaks,Ž she said. He is a keen observer and that is how he came to create these charac-ters,Ž Ms. Anderman said. Ms. Anderman is used to that by now. But it is a challenge for an actor sometimes to work within the confines of a script that leaves little wiggle room for interpretation. For me, there are two types of writers,Ž said Dennis Creaghan, who plays Tobias. The writer who gives you the play and says, This is my play, this is how Ive written it and this is the way I want you to do it. And there is the other writer who says, Here is my play. Surprise me. I like the guy who says, Surprise me. Ž Mr. Creaghan, who has memorably appeared in such Dramaworks produc-tions as David Mamets The American Buffalo,Ž The FantasticksŽ and The Pitmen Painters,Ž and as Freud in the 2011 production of Freuds Last Ses-sion,Ž sees breathing life into these characters as his job, regardless of what a script may dictate. If we are anything, we are interpretive artists,Ž he said. The Edna of this production, Laura Turnbull, agreed. I take what works for me, and some of it, without thinking about it, comes naturally for me,Ž she said. Ms. Turnbull won praise last season for her interpretation of the demented Beatrice in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.Ž I like having a suggestion, but Im not believing every single ellipsis and every single dash,Ž she said. So there is some flexibility.I do find that when he says silence, though, in this play, the silence means something,Ž said Ms. Anderman. She recalled a production in which the director took that to heart. It was a 1996 production of the play at New Yorks Lincoln Center. Jerry Gutierrez, who was directing it, asked if he could type up the script without any of Edwards advice, his little guideposts, and Im sure Edward fought it, but he did let it happen, so they did have a script that was naked,Ž she said. Not that it made much difference.It was the same play. When you read the play and his guideposts, thats what the production was. No matter what, I think his words take you where you need to go, take those characters where they need to go, no matter what,Ž Ms. Anderman said. Those characters journey far at times, said Anne Bates, who plays Julia. Im the daughter of the family. I work really hard as an actress who fights being in my head and judgments and Type A-type stuff. Judging who I am and who my character is from the outside. Suffice it to say, that I will share that I see the quality of someone who has grown up to become an adult, but the reasons why she has made some of the choices that she has made and lived the life that she has lived has to do with the family she comes from.Ž Much the same could be said for the play. Mr. Albee modeled Tobias and Agnes on his own parents, who had friends named Harry and Edna. And, what about that alcoholic aunt? We all have a Claire in our life, Im sure,Ž Ms. Radosh said. That was based on Albees aunt, who he was very fond of. Claire is a great source for humor and she has her place in the family. Its a wonderful character to live with for a while because I think theres something quite wonderful about her, despite of her pain and her alcohol.Ž That is despite the sadness.Theres a lot of loss in this play and the way we deal with loss, and Claire deals with her loss with the alcohol. All her choices are gone. There are no more choices for Claire,Ž Ms. Radosh said. She is where she is and shes going to make the best of it. And I think the love thats between her and Agnes „ weve enjoyed finding that.Ž Ms. Anderman has enjoyed that process of discovery as well. She first worked with Mr. Albee in Seascape,Ž which had its debut in 1975. I was the original lizard,Ž she said amid laughter. With Frank Langella,Ž Mr. Donohoe chimed in. So maybe she has a certain perspective on Mr. Albees vision for his work? He wants it be true to what he wrote,Ž she said simply. Q ALBEEFrom page 1 in the know >>What: “A Delicate Balance” >>When: Dec. 7-Jan. 8. >>Where: Palm Beach Dramaworks’ Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach.>>Cost: $55 for all performances. Student tickets are available for $10. Screenings of The Stages of Edward Albee are at 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Jan 8. Tickets: $10. >>Info: 514-4042 or palmbeachdramaworks. org


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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 Q “Painting the Beautiful: The Pennsylvania Impressionist Landscape Tradition”: Through Jan. 20 Q “Un Ballo in Maschera” by Giuseppe Verdi, a Metropolitan Opera HD screening, 1 p.m. Dec. 8 Q Palm Beach Symphony, Little Symphonies,Ž 3 p.m. Dec. 9. Q Burning River Brass, Our Kind of Christmas,Ž 8 p.m. Dec. 12 The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. For tickets, call 832-7469 or log on to Q Rennie Harris Puremovement — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-8, Rinker Playhouse. Tickets: $28 Q 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 $15 Q The Irish Tenors — Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns and Ronan Tynan, 8 p.m. Dec. 7, Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $25 Q The Legend of Zelda, Symphony of the Goddesses Tour — 8 p.m. Dec. 8, Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $25 Q Winter Tapestry 2012 — Presented by the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, 7 p.m. Dec. 9, Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $10 Q The Kings of Swing — 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 10, Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets: $28 Q Prism Concert — Presented by the Drefoos Music Department, 7 p.m. Dec. 11, Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $15 Q Jackie Evancho Live — Music of the Movies, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Drey-foos Hall. Tickets start at $50 The Lake Worth Playhouse is at 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Call 586-6410 or visit For films, call 296-9382. Q “Jolly Joyful Jamboree” — 8 p.m. Dec. 7, 2 p.m. Dec. 8. Tickets: $15 Q Film — Dec. 6: The FlatŽ and Starlit.Ž Dec. 7-13: Detropia.Ž The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is at 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Call 575-2223 or visit Q “The Music Man” — Through Dec. 16. Tickets start at $46 Q Palm Beach Gardens Concert Band — Holiday concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Tickets: $15 The MosArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit Film — Dec. 6: Searching for SugarmanŽ and A Late Quartet.Ž Dec. 7-13: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to TravelŽ and The Big Picture.ŽQ Live performances — LIVE: Simply Improv, 7 and 9 p.m. Dec. 7. Stephanie Corby with David Glaser, 7 p.m. Dec. 8 John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Welcome and Nature Center is located 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 Bluegrass music — The Conch Stomp Band plays 2-4 p.m. Dec. 9. Free with park admission.Q West Palm Beach Farmers Market — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at 101 South Flagler Drive. Visit Palm Beach Gardens Green Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens; (561) 630-1100 or visit Q Sand & Sea-Sun’s Greetings — 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. 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. An additional 200 tons of sand will be sculpted into iconic holiday scenes with an Under the SeaŽ 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. 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 Insti-tute, is at the Mandel Public Library. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey present A Holiday Circus Spectacular on Dec. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m., during Clematis by Night. The city is hosting a slew of other free events during Decem-ber. For a full list see Adult Discussion Group — Contemporary topics of philosophical, political, socio-economic and moral implications. 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (next meeting is Dec. 6) in the conference of the Jupi-ter Library, 705 Military Trail; call Irene Garbo at 715-7571.Q The Great Books Reading and Discussion Group meets at 10 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month in the coffee shop at Barnes & Noble, 11380 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. Discussion fol-lows the Shared InquiryŽ format pro-moted by The Great Books Foundation and used by more than 800 Great Books Groups around the country, and by groups and classes in colleges and uni-versities. Free; 624-4358. 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. Dec. 6: Dee Dee Wilde Band. Free; 8221515 or visit www. Q Studio Parties — Free group lesson at 7 p.m., followed by parties 8-10 p.m. Thursdays, Alexanders Ballroom, 51 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Cost: $15 per person; 747-0030 or Q Dance Tonight — Open Latin/ Ballroom Mix Party every Thursday. Group Lesson 7:15-8 p.m.; Party 8-10 p.m.; Admission: $20 (theme $25) for entire evening, includes light buffet. 914 Park Ave., Lake Park; 844-0255. Q Susan Merritt Trio and Guests — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Wine Dive, 319 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. No cover; 318-8821. Q Bingo — noon every Thursday at the Moose Lodge, 3600 RCA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens. 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The performance is directed by Dennis Hayslett, associ-ate professor of instrumental music. Tickets: $10 general admission and $5 for students with ID; 803-2970 or email“LUV, A Comedy” — Show by Murray Schisgal, writer of Tootsie.Ž Dec. 7-30, Plaza Theatre, 252 S. Ocean Blvd., in Plaza del Mar, Manalapan. Tickets: $45; 588-1820 or visit 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. Dec. 7: Billy Bones QHoliday Stroll on Antique Row — From 5 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8, the members of West Palm Beachs Antique Row Association will open their shops to benefit Toys for Tots. Members of the Marine Corps Reserves will be on hand to collect new, unwrapped toys to be distributed to needy children. Antique Row is along South Dixie Highway just north of Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach. For information, visit Festival of Arts — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 on the street at Prosperity Farms Road and Pelican in Palm Beach Gardens. The free event will feature Gyorgy Lakatos, a violinist, guitarist, a kids choir and mascot char-acters. There will be face painting and a balloonarama. Call 888-714-7624.Q“Seasonal Splendor” — Musical tribute to the holiday season by The Choral Society of the Palm Beaches, 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. Tickets: $20 at the door. 626-9997.QClasses at New Earth Gifts & Beads — Introduction to Wire Wrapping, noon-2 p.m. Dec. 8. Wire Wrap Rings, 3-5 p.m. Dec. 8. 3-Wrap Bracelet Class „ 1-3:30 Dec. 9. Cost for each class is $30; includes $15 for mate-rials. New Earth is at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens. Call 799-0177 to register.QKids Story Time — 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; free. Visit QPublic Fish Feedings at the Loxahatchee River Center — 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Wild & Scenic and Deep Marine Tanks, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit At The Duncan At The Eissey At The Four Arts At The Kravis At The Lake Worth Playhouse At The Maltz At The Mos’Art At MacArthur Park Fresh Markets Thursday, Dec. 6 Friday, Dec. 7 Saturday, Dec. 8


WEST PALM BEACH PREMIERE! FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 A&E B7 QDowntown 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. 8: Palm Beach Opera: Per-formance by members of Palm Beach OperaQHanukkah celebration — Sponsored by the JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 9, Down-town at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gar-dens. This year, the Mama Doni Band, nationally lauded for its contagious and unexpected musical performances that add a Jewish spin to reggae, rock, disco, Latin and more, will perform. Free and open to the public. Information at QAmerican Needlepoint Guild — 10 a.m. every second and fourth Monday, 110 Mangrove Bay Way, Jupiter. Call 747-7104 or email Bridge Games — 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednes-days, Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Light lunch and refreshments provided. $6 guests/$2 Friends of the J. ACBL sanctioned. Call ahead if you need a partner; 712-5233. QTimely Topics Discussion Group — Lively discussion group covers the most up-to-date topics faced by our local community, including national affairs and foreign relations as they relate to Israel and the United States; 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays; free/Friends of the J; $18 annual fee/guests; call 712-5233. JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. QStayman Memorial Bridge — Supervised play sessions with Sam Brams, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Play party bridge in a friend-ly atmosphere while benefiting from expert advice with judgment calls and hand rulings; no partner necessary; cof-fee and light refreshments provided. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $6/guests; 712-5233. QZumba Class — 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Alexanders Ballroom, 651 W. Indi-antown Road, Jupiter; 747-0030. QMah Jongg & Canasta Play Sessions — Tables grouped by game preference (mah jongg or canasta) and level of skill. Coffee, cold beverages and a variety of goodies provided. 12:15-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $5/guest; 712-5233. QZumba class — 7:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednes-days at the Burns Road Recreation Cen-ter, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gar-dens. Drop-in fee, $12; resident discount, $10. Call 630-1100 or visit QSilver Science Days: Cephalopods — Dr. James B. Wood lectures on octopi and squid, 2 p.m. Dec. 12, South Florida Science Museum, 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. Cost: $5 for seniors 62 and older; 832-1988 or art show by Manon Sander — Dec. 12-Feb. 5, Juno Beach Town Center. The opening reception is 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 14. QRiver Totters Arts n’ Crafts — 9 a.m., second Wednesday of each month (next session is Dec. 12). Arts and crafts for kids. Loxahatchee River Center, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Cost $3; call 743-7123.Q“Break Up Support Group” — 10 a.m. Wednesdays, various locations in Palm Beach Gardens. Sponsored by The Counseling Group, which pro-vides free Christian counseling, classes and support groups; 624-4358. QBridge Classes with Sam Brams — 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays „ JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Six-week session $72 or $15/class. Pre-registration appreciated. Call Rhonda Gordon, 712-5233. QHatchling Tales — 10:3011:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; QChildren’s Research Station — Loggerhead Marinelife Center program is designed to exercise childrens science skills through an experimental lab. To be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free; 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; 627-8280. QSunday Artisan Market at the Waterfront in West Palm Beach — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday through April 28 featuring everything creative but food. Clematis Street at Flagler Drive. For more information, call (203) 222-3574. QThe Cultural Council of Palm Beach County — Through Dec. 29: Solo exhibitions by Melinda Trucks and Kristin Miller Hopkins. Through March 2: Tom Otterness,Ž Cultural Council headquarters, 601 Lake Ave., downtown Lake Worth. Call 471-2901 or visit QAnn Norton Sculpture Gardens — ŽFestival of TreesŽ and Holiday House. Community Days, 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. through Dec. 9. Tickets: $15 adults, $5 children. Gardens are at 2051 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Tick-ets available at Inlet Lighthouse & Museum — Holidays at the LightFamily Fun … 5:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 8 with live performanc-es, photos with Santa, raffles, crafts, hol-iday lights, festival of trees and holiday merchandise. Holidays at the Light-Kids View and Vote … 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under. 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupi-ter, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 747-8380, Ext. 101; Sunset Tours — At sunset on Dec. 7, 12, 21, 26. Take in sunset view and get a behind the scenes look at the lighthouse watch room. Tour 75 minutes. Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members. Kids must be with an adult and at least 4-feet tall. RSVP required. QLighthouse Moonrise Tour — Sunset Dec. 28 under the full moon. 75 minutes. Kids must be with an adult and at least 4-feet tall. Tickets: $15 mem-bers, $20 non-members. RSVP required. QLighthouse Kids Explorers Club — 10 a.m.-noon third Saturday of the month Special outdoor eco-history program for kids ages 8-12. $20 for four winter sessions due at registration open now. QFlagler Museum „ Through Jan. 6: Capturing the Cup: Yachting During the Gilded Age.Ž Flagler Museum Mem-ber 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 White-hall Way, Palm Beach. Tickets: free for members; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-17) accompanied by adult; $3 child (6-12) accompanied by adult; and free for chil-dren under 6. 655-2833. QLighthouse 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 QNorton 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. Keep Calm and Carry On,Ž through Jan. 20. Art After Dark, with music, art demon-strations, is 5-9 p.m. Thursdays. Admis-sion: $12 adults, $5 visitors 13-21; free for members and children under 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and major hol-idays; 832-5196. QPalm Beach Dramaworks — Dec. 7-Jan. 6: Edward Albees A Delicate Balance.Ž Tickets: $55. Student tickets: $10. Master Playwright Series begins Dec. 10 and 11 and will focus on Lanford Wilson, beginning with an examination of his life and work, followed by a staged reading of Fifth of July on Dec. 17-18. Tickets: $18. Jan. 11-13: Musical Theatre Master Series kicks off with Camelot.Ž Tickets: $35. Evening performances at 8 p.m. Jan. 11-12. Matinee performances 2 p.m. Jan. 12 and Jan. 13. Call 514-4042, Ext. 2, or visit Public Library — The library is at 411 Clematis St., down-town West Palm Beach. Discussion on banned books, 1-3 p.m. Dec. 9. Palm Beach Dramaworks will present My Books, Banned and Burned,Ž a theatrical performance where actors will portray Ernest Hemingway, Helen Keller and other acclaimed authors whose books were burned in 1933 by university stu-dents in Nazi Germany, 6 p.m. Dec. 10. Screening of Persepolis,Ž winner of a 2007 Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival and 2009 Silver Condor Award for Best Foreign Film. An animated adaptation of Marjane Satrapis bestselling autobio-graphical novel. 6 p.m. Dec. 12. Screen-ing of Guilty by Suspicion,Ž starring Robert DeNiro and Annette Bening, 6 p.m. Dec. 19. Free; 868-7715. QPalm Beach Improv — Dec. 6-9: Ryan Hamilton. At CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach; 833-1812 or QPalm Beach’s Living Room Jazz Series — Presented by JAMS and The Four Seasons. $25 JAMS mem-bers/$35 non-members/$15 students. Concerts start at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 each Saturday. Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd. Tick-ets: 877-722-2820 or Q Sunday, Dec. 9 Monday, Dec. 10 Tuesday, Dec. 11 Wednesday, Dec. 12 Ongoing Events


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Tickets are $46-$68, available by calling 575-2223 or see If you go Know this, the Maltz Jupiter Theaters production of The Music Man is what the American musical theater used to be. Joyful as a teenager skipping home after a first kiss, adult as a 20-year anniversary, funny as a firecracker lit under a ladys petticoat, sharp as the brim on a summer boater, crisp as the crease in linen slacks, smooth as vanilla ice cream, skillful as a surgeon but too smart to let it show, and unafraid of the difference between sentiment and sen-timentality. But this snappy, polished edition of Meredith Willsons masterpiece, helmed by Mark Martino and choreographer Shea Sullivan, is not some retro throwback or museum piece. It is delivered as fresh and honest as if someone had written it last month rather than the 1950s, much as the Maltz did last season with Hello, Dolly!Ž And no review should go another paragraph without honoring Matt Loehr, the Carbonell-winning song-and-dance man from the Maltzs Crazy for You.Ž Exuding viral joy, Loehr not only inhabits the horns waggling charmer of con man Harold Hill, whose heart gets caught in the door along with his foot, but he makes the part so indelibly his own that he banishes the memory of the iconic Robert Preston. No one reveres Sondheim and his successors more than this critic, but many warhorses have gotten a bad rep over the decades because they have been so badly mauled by amateur the-ater groups, high school drama clubs and misguided revivals treating them like sanitized paper-thin Disneyfica-tions. The Maltz rendition proves why Harold Hill is still selling snake oil a half-century later. This is the best of a dozen Music MansŽ weve seen since the never-to-be-equaled first produc-tion with Robert Preston that I saw when I was 8 years old. Martino, Sullivan and an exemplary cast and creative team never photo-copy the 1957 original nor the 1962 film. Instead, within the confines of the material, they strive to make it unique „ first by injecting far more terpsichorean magic to take advantage of the leading mans skill and, second, to dig deep into the heart of the piece in the second act. When Mandy Brunos Marian trills Till There Was You,Ž she uncovers its emotional truth and makes its prepos-terous premise plausible: Marian knows Harold is a crook about to desert her, but she is profoundly grateful that he has opened her heart to her own capacity for love. And the light-footed and light-fingered Loehr is credibly impaled and transformed by her declaration „ as surprised as anyone by his reaction. Frankly, this moment rarely works in most productions, let alone scores as affectingly as it does here. Loehr is simply wonder filling. He is what Matthew Broderick wishes he was in Broadways Nice Work If You Can Get It.Ž He has that embarrassed grin John Ritter used in Threes CompanyŽ and a dance style reminiscent of the loose limbed Ray Bolger in Wheres Charley?Ž In our review of Crazy For You,Ž we kept using the word joy when talking about Loehr. Its not a self-conscious Look at me, Im a dancing virtuosoŽ feel; its a swell of bliss from someone who loves what hes doing for its own sake. While Loehr is the driving engine, the show doesnt stop when he leaves the stage. The rest of the cast, with a couple of just averageŽ exceptions, is nearly perfect. Native Iowan Willson was affectionately teasing his roots, so the cast under Martino has created archetypes, not stereotypes; they never keel over into cartoon land. Brunos Marian may start off a bit tamped down (you wish for a little more longing in Goodnight, My SomeoneŽ), but when she caresses her crystalline soprano around My White Knight,Ž the denied passion „ not just for love but for life „ pours out of her. Equally vivid are Elizabeth Dimons warm, easily flattered Irish mother Mrs. Paroo and John Felixs stuffed shirt Mayor Shinn tongue-tied in malapropos and convoluted aphorisms. Close behind is Anna McNeelys doyenne Mrs. Shinn, Aaron Simons strong-voiced Winthrop, and Dennis OBannion, a dynamic danc-er who also portrays Hills pal, Marcel-lus and shines in leading Shipoopi.Ž Special mention is due the pitch-perfect interweaving harmonies of the ad hoc barbershop quartet of Paul Castree, Richard Costa, Don Rey and Joshua Woodie under the musical direction of Anne Shuttlesworth. But theyre not alone. The cast of 30, including nine children, is nearly note perfect, and, incredibly, every single solitary word of Willsons witty lyrics were enunciated clearly, from the mass choral numbers to Hills patter songs. Martino is such a skilled stager of classic musical theater that only pro-fessionals will spot how smoothly he moves people around, how he varies the pace but never lets it bog down, and how he loves grace notes that deepen the story without calling attention to themselves. For instance, during the all-out exultation of Shipoopi,Ž Harold and Marian stop for no more than a few seconds as the townspeople barrel away at full polka. They are not taking a break as principal actors often do dur-ing dance numbers; their characters are savoring the sight of the energized com-munity and enjoying their burgeoning feelings for each other. Sullivans choreography with an assist from OBannion is a vibrant procession of struts, cakewalks, polkas, kick-lines and a virtual catalog of Broadway pro-duction number steps executed with enthusiasm and precision much of the time. But you can tell she gloried in having Loehr as her alter ego. Loehr has a slightly loopy patina and Shea has given him several moves with his arms waving like a galumphing yet graceful whooping crane. He has a small nuclear power plant inside his body, so she never has him walk when he can scissor step, never step off a riser when he can leap into the air. The production has myriad other strengths including Jose M. Riveras period costumes. He designed a dry goods stores worth of outfits including ankle-length shirts, frou-frou hats with feathers, brooches, necklaces, bow ties, spats and vests. (Iowa must have had an unseasonably cool summer in 1912.) Marty Mets sound is textbook crisp and clean; Donald Edmund Thomas lighting deftly evokes time of day, pre-vailing emotions and pushes our atten-tion to the central figure of a scene while keeping everyone else visible. Paul Tate Depoo IIIs set design of quintessential Americana escapes feel-ing like Disney Worlds Main Street. By adding a backdrop or flying in a few pieces of scenery, the stage flu-idly morphs from the town square to a wood-paneled library to a school gym-nasium. He and Thomas create glowing sunsets and night skies behind a modest skyline and they depict warm house-lights appearing behind the windows. Shuttlesworths musical direction seemed flawless as she led her sing-ers and musicians in a thrilling, crack-ling aural soundscape. Her band was spot on from the first rip of the snare drum to the final crashing chord of the brass section, and the nine pieces sounded as if she had twice that number with orchestrations that accented the tweeting piccolos, tinkling triangles and clashing cymbals of Willsons playing for John Philip Sousa. South Florida should be grateful that the Maltz is increasingly putting its talent and resources toward plays like its season opener AmadeusŽ and later this winter, Doubt.Ž But Hello, Dolly,Ž CabaretŽ and now The Music ManŽ are solidly in the Maltzs wheelhouse. The citizenry of River City arent going to be the only ones being seduced and falling in love each night. Q „ Bill Hirschman is editor, chief critic and reporter for Florida Theater on Stage, a website devoted to news and reviews about South Florida theater. See more at southfloridatheateronstage, or call Mr. Hirschman at (954) 478-1123.Maltz’s magnificent “Music Man” is snappy, polished, freshCOURTESY PHOTO Matt Loehr is the high-stepping con man Harold Hill prancing before Mandy Bruno as sweet-heart Marian Paroo in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s “The Music Man.” BY BILL THEATER REVIEW


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JVYULKILLM‹WHZ[YHTP [\YRL`VMM[OLMYHTL IYPZRL[‹ZTVRLK ZO WP[HZr^YHWZ OVTLTHKLZV\WZ IYLHRMHZ[VTLSL[Z WHUJHRLZ‹ISPU[aLZ NS\[LUMYLLIYLHKZ Deli Selections .HYKLU:X\HYL:OVWWLZ‹ 54PSP[HY`;YHPS7HST)LHJO.HYKLUZ(7\ISP_7SHa H‹ 5>*VYULY4PSP[HY`r7.(‹^^^IV\SL]HYKNV\YTL[KLSPJVT Military Trail PGA Boulevard FREE >P-P FREE >P-P B12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY Q SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your artistic talents not only help you express yourself these days, but they also set up a line of com-munication between you and someone very special. Q CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Its fine to appreciate the importance of proper formŽ for doing things. But relax a bit in order to allow newcomers on the project to feel less intimidated by you.Q AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Use your boundless reserve of optimism to persuade others to work with you to resolve a difficult workplace prob-lem before it can ruin your holiday fun.Q PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You brim over with self-confidence as you begin to tackle a new challenge. And, before you know it, youre not alone: Others have taken the plunge with you.Q ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Make a start on that new workplace challenge. But get more information before you find yourself too deeply involved without knowing in which direction you should go.Q TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might find things becoming tedious as your schedule slows down for the holidays. Use this time to get informa-tion about a possible post-New Year job change.Q GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) The creative Twin finds outlets for her or his ideas in the early part of the week. The practical Twin takes it a step further and rallies support to turn the ideas into reality.Q CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Its time to stop being intimidated by someones negative behavior. Start tak-ing positive steps on your own to help strengthen your position down the line.Q LEO (July 23 to August 22) Look closely at that so-called golden oppor-tunity. Best to be a cautious Cat who approaches things sl owly, than one who pounces without knowing where youll land.Q VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your apology can resolve that personal situation before it overshadows the holidays. Youll feel better, even if youre only partly to blame for what happened.Q LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Avoid overtaxing yourself, even if your energy levels are high and you feel that you can do it all. Best to pace yourself so you wont run yourself down before the holidays.Q SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your sense of humor helps get you through a stressful period. Some of your quick quips can take the edge off any remaining negativity being aimed at you.Q BORN THIS WEEK: You have a highly defined sense of commitment to others. You would make a fine social worker. Q 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. PUZZLES HOROSCO PES FRESHENING FRANCHISES By Linda Thistle ++ Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. + Moderate ++ Challenging +++ ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: W SEE ANSWERS, B9W SEE ANSWERS, B9 Open Mon Sat 10-54595 Northlake Blvd Palm Beach Gardens(We are at the old Joseph’s Market location)561-691-4590 We buy 1 item or an entire estate.We accept quality consignments.$QWLTXHV‡6LJQHG$UW‡9LQWDJH-HZHOU\ 5XJV‡(VWDWH)XUQLWXUH‡0XFK0RUH 20% 2 ) )Any 1 item([S LU H V Join us for our 1 year anniversary celebration Thurs, 12/13 from 5pm – 8pm with food wine and entertainment


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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) B14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYTravel Channel set to film Captiva Holiday Village golf cart parade A production crew from the Travel Channel will be on Captiva on Saturday, Dec. 8, to film the islands annual Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade as part of a proposed show based on unique Christ-mas events across the United States. We have a research office that was looking for stories but not your typical Christmas festivals,Ž Travel Channel cre-ative producer Nicole Dunn said. We are looking to showcase the best of the best across America but wanted to get away from the typical stories like the Radio City Rockettes or the lighting of the Rock-efeller Center tree in New York City.Ž The show, which will also feature a festival in Jennings, La., a parade in New Mexico and Trappist monks in Missouri making fruitcakes for the holidays, has a tentative working title of Cross Country Christmas.Ž The Captiva segment will focus on the third annual Captiva Holiday Village Golf Cart Parade and features the events history, organizers, judges, parade par-ticipants, including previous year winners and participating resorts. This is such a great opportunity to bring our quirky island festivities to the world,Ž said 2012 Golf Cart Parade chair Denice Beggs. This parade is such a unique and fun event for locals to be involved in. The competition has really increased, and many participants plan their decorations a year in advance.Ž Wed love for as many people to come out to the event as possible,Ž Ms. Dunn said. The segment will be filmed in the style of reality format as everyone is pre-paring for the event, decorating, watching and having fun. It will almost be like we werent there.Ž Each year, Captiva locals try to outdo their neighbors by decorating their per-sonal golf carts in lights, garland, hats and even plastic flamingos. Fun, festive and sometimes gaudy outfits go along with the tradition. The three-weekend-long Captiva Holiday Village launched its 2012 spectacular the Friday after Thanksgiving with fire-works, tree lightings, holiday readings, musical performances and more. Each special-themed weekend is a funfilled extravaganza of sight and sound, set against the backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico and evening sunsets. In addition to the golf cart parade, visitors will enjoy everything from the lighted boat parade to Junkanoo and fire dancers, live music and even a marching mullet parade. Captiva is a remarkable island village known as a magnet for creative people,Ž said Paul McCarthy of Captiva Cruises. Its famous for its beautiful beaches, wildlife-filled waters, family-friendly atmosphere, and quirky, relaxed way of life. This island is a perfect place to unwind from holiday stress.Ž All three weekends of events take place in Captivas villageŽ center, where its colorful restaurants and shops will be festively decorated. As a highlight of this annual event, local hoteliers and restaurants have once again teamed up to offer six free two-night Captiva Holiday Village weekends for the event. Online entries are now being accepted at Captiva Island resorts, inns, cottages and vacation homes are also offering lodging specials in conjunction with this years event. For a list of all events and hotel packages, see Q


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15 + ( 0 & + 0 1 & &2"0%"�,#04&+$&+/%-".&+$&+0%&/ ,1-,+#,. ) / / # # & / 0 0 & & / 333'1/0(.+(&0 ,* &2" 561.848.1300 11911 US Highway 1 North Palm Beach, FL 33408 (1/4 mile north of PGA) COURTESY PHOTOS Clockwise from top left: The completed 35-foot-tall holiday tree; a sculpture on Datura Street near the Meyer Amphitheatre; a sculp-ture titled “Wrapping Up the Holidays; and sculptor Mark Mason and Mayor Jeri Muoio practice on a small tree.The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals will return to Roger Dean Stadium for 32 games, according to Spring Training schedules released by the two teams. The teams will battle the Red Sox, Mets, Braves, Twins, Tigers, Nationals and Astros during Grapefruit League action. Also, for the first time since 2006, the New York Yankees will make two appearances on the diamond „ March 7 and March 8. Spring Training will begin with the Marlins hosting the Cardinals at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. Including the season opener, Roger Dean Stadium will host 16 Marlins home games and 16 for the Car-dinals. The Cardinals will kick off their Grapefruit League season Sunday, Feb. 24 against the Red Sox. In addition to Joe Girardi and the Yankees playing back-to-back games against the Cardinals and Marlins, Miami will host two night games at 7:05 p.m. They will take on the Braves on Wednesday, March 13, and the Mets on Friday, March 22. This will give those who cannot attend afternoon games due to work a chance to see Spring Training baseball. Another perk of the 2013 season is the game between the Marlins and Venezuela on Tuesday, March 5. Since its a World Baseball Classic year, the Venezuelan team will make a special trip to South Florida to train in prepara-tion for the tournament. Season tickets for either or both of the Marlins and Cardinals games can be pur-chased at the Roger Dean Stadium ticket office or by calling 630-1828. Season tick-ets can save fans $6 to $18 per game over an individual game ticket. Individual game tickets will go on sale Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. during Roger Dean Stadiums Fun Fest, and via Ticketmaster. A package plan for six or more tickets starts at $84 and provides an opportunity for fans to get Red Sox and Yankees tickets early. The 6+ mini plans can be purchased at the Roger Dean Stadium ticket office. Group ticket reservations can be made now. Groups can take advantage of the luxury seats, Cassidy Cool Zone or box seats. Call 775-1818 and ask to speak to a group sales representative. The full schedule for Spring Training at Roger Dean Stadium can be found at the newly re-launched Fans can also find informa-tion on season tickets, 6+ mini plans and group tickets by visiting the web-site or by calling the stadium office at775-1818. Q Marlins, Cardinals Spring Training includes two Yankees games, night games SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY The city of West Palm Beachs month-long holiday, Sand & Sea-Suns Greetings,Ž features sand sculptures made from 600 tons of sand, each rep-resenting a tropical holiday tradition with an Under the Sea theme. The largest is be the worlds first 400-ton sand tree, standing 35 feet tall, decked out with tropical dcor and strung with real lights. Team Sandtastic, the company that creates the works of art, spends weeks planning and sculpting throughout Downtown. The 35-foot holiday tree was to be sculpted from 400 tons of sand at the Waterfront with an Intra-coastal backdrop. Other sculptures include a 25-ton sculpture of Santas Workshop in City Center plaza near City Hall, a Meno-rah lighting with an octopus, Santas sleigh led by seahorses and much more. In addition to the sand sculptures, city festivities include Santas Gin-gerbread Cabana, a giant gingerbread house display measuring 12-by-20 feet, and a Downtown Aqua Trolley, a local trolley disguised as a one-of-a-kind rolling aquarium featuring giant 3D sea creatures, trivia games, tropical tunes and a scuba driver. Events will include Screen on the Green, Sunday on the Waterfront, Jazz on the Palm, the GreenMarket and the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Holi-day Circus Spectacular during Clema-tis by Night. For more information, see holiday. Q Tons of sand sculptures transform the waterfront SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


B16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLY ##$#$0#$!"!#94r"(% !"" "# /r##$#$0#$!"!#94r "(% !"""# #"!&!# $ !%# #",.#""#"--#"!&!# $ !%# #",.#""#"--# !#$#(#"#""#! " #, # !#$#(#"#""#! " #, (##(#$!!#"! (##(#$!!#"! 56#!$$!(64*6457, !5*6456#!$$!(64*6457, "!#!"!58$!+ #!"39, """!#!"!58$ !+#!"39, "#&&&,$!!#",!!19:52:99-;66:!#", "#&&&,$!!#",!!19:52:99-;66:!#", !)(#",!!#$"$*( "#&*r"(%, !"$ !#!#"'#" !%( !!(! $!#n"#, n! !#" "!" !$"( !%( "!, Painting Beautiful: r"(% !"""# n" !# # ,"15<=6-5=;62*&."5=7:* % "*78'94" 15<= ",!!#$"$*#!$!#!!( n"# FOUR ARTS. FOR EV F E RY O N E r n This years edition of Art Basel Miami Beach will feature 257 leading inter-national galleries, with work ranging from the Modern period of the early 20th century to the most contemporary. More than 680 galleries competed for 201 exhibitor spots. The show, at the Miami Beach Convention Center from Dec. 6 to Dec. 9, will present a geographically diverse selection of galleries from 31 countries across five continents, Art Basel said in a prepared statement. About half of the galleries come from the United States and Latin America. Exhibiting galleries include 99 from the U.S.; 34 from Germany; 18 from France; 19 from Great Britain; 14 from Brazil; 11 from Italy; 10 from Switzerland; 9 each from Spain; 4 each from Austria, Bel-gium and Mexico; 3 each from Argen-tina and China; 2 each from Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Japan, Portugal, Turkey and South Africa; one each from Greece, Ireland, Israel, India, Iceland, Korea, Norway, Peru, Russia, Sweden and Uruguay. Art Galleries, the main sector of Art Basels Miami Beach edition, will fea-ture 201 exhibitors. This years selec-tion brings a strong showing of Modern material, further underlining the his-torical dimension of Art Basel Miami Beach, organizers said in the statement. Art Nova offers younger galleries a platform to present artworks made in the last three years by two or three art-ists. Since its inception, the Art Nova sector has become known as a space of discovery for works fresh from the studio. With 40 galleries on display, the sector will feature work by more than 100 artists. Presenting a diverse range of projects by a single artist, Art Positions features a tight selection of 16 galleries, 12 of which did not exhibit at Art Basel in Miami Beach last year. An exciting plat-form for collectors, museum directors, critics and art enthusiasts to gain fur-ther insight into the work of individual emerging artists, this years presenta-tion will feature many exciting young artists working internationally. Select galleries participating in these three sectors of the Miami Beach edi-tion of Art Basel will present further work at Art Kabinett, Art Video and Art Public. As part of Art Kabinett, select galleries admitted to the Art Galleries sector will present curated exhibitions in separately delineated spaces within their booths. The curatorial concepts for Art Kabinett are diverse, including thematic group exhibitions, art-histori-cal showcases and solo shows for rising artists. As part of Art Video, galleries will present works by some of the most exciting artists working in the media today. Organized in association with Londons Artprojx, screenings of Art Video will be presented in two different locations: in SoundScape Park on the 7,000-square-foot outdoor projection wall of the New World Centre, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, and within five viewing pods inside the Miami Beach Convention Center. Art Public will turn Collins Park into a public outdoor exhibition space with large-scale sculptures and performanc-es. Curated by Christine Y. Kim, Asso-ciate Curator of Contemporary Art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and co-founder of the Los Angeles Nomadic Division, this sector is produced in col-laboration with the Bass Museum of Art. The gallery presentations will be accompanied by an engaging program of talks and panel discussions as part of Art Basel Conversations and Art Salon, offering audiences access to first-hand information on the main aspects of the international art world and market. Art Basel stages the worlds premier art shows for Modern and contempo-rary works, sited in Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collabora-tion with local institutions for each edition. In addition to ambitious stands featuring leading galleries from around the globe, each shows singular exhibition sectors spotlight the latest develop-ments in the visual arts, offering visi-tors new ideas, new inspiration and new contacts in the art world. The main sponsor is UBS. For more information and a complete list of gal-leries and artists, see Q Modern work to most contemporary art featured at Art Basel SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTO Latifa Echakhch’s “Tkaf/Mer d’encre/Tambour,” 2012. Exhibition view, kamel mennour, Paris. COURTESY PHOTO Man Ray’s “Suzy Solidor,” 1929. Gelatin silver print COURTESY PHOTO Nevin Alada’s “Colors (Yellow-Black Dots),” 2012. Colored nylon stockings, Poul Henningsen lamps: PH 4/3, electricity


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B17SO CIETY North county Chamber of Commerce Toys for Tots mixer 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@” 1 Mike Haysmer, Jennifer Shiner, Jeff Haacke and Lisa Fegley 2 Chip Armstrong, Trina Armstrong, Jamie Bond and Mark Burger 3 Joe Russo, Jim McCarten 4. Gail McCormack, Dr. Michael Papa and Donna Hudon 5. Hellen Zientek, Eric Jablin and Sue Sloan 6. Larry Duffy 7. Jennifer Shiner, Roger Amidon, Tori LaBella and Betsy Joseph 8. Adam Britzman, Beth Kigel, Janelle Dowley and Carson Bernier 9. Erin Devlin and Meghan O’Connor10. Stephanie Wade and Blake Godwin11. Christina Delosua and Ashley Gordon Je g ap e ff Haacke Jamie p a 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 JAMES LASTER/FLORIDA WEEKLYKimberly Ricketts, Cayce Connolly and Ariel Smith


B18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTO The fish sandwich at the Lazy Loggerhead Cafe at Jupiter’s Carlin Park. COURTESY PHOTO The gazpacho at John G’s in Manalapan. The December holidays are high time for brunch out „ with visiting family and friends or just relief from all that cooking.Ive rounded up my roundups, added suggestions from readers, and have this list of spots doing brunch or a great breakfast-lunch combination if not a formal brunch buffet. Some may do menu brunches, some do brunch buf-fets „ all are worthy of this list.North CountyLazy Loggerhead Cafe in Carlin Park, Jupiter „ great fish sandwiches and black bean soup. 401 S.R. A1A, Jupi-ter; 747-1134Jupiter Beach Resort, in the hotel directly on the beachfront. Five N. S.R. A1A, Jupiter. 866-713-3780; www.jupiter-beachresort.comGuanabanas, Key West comes to Jupiter „ riverside. Tiki bar settings; usually a line. Valet. 960 N. S.R. A1A, Jupiter. 747-8878; www.guanabanas.comCafe Sole, with juices and naturallyŽ good foods, including pizza. Walk to the beach. 3200 S. U.S. 1 (at Marcinski Road), Jupiter. 626-0575Hurricane Cafe, with eggs and banana praline French toast „ oh my! And walk to the beach from here at Donald Ross Road. 14050 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. 630-2012; www.hurricanecafe.comSeasons 52, local dishes throughout menu and nothing fried. Has boat docks. 11611 Ellison Wilson Road, Palm Beach Gardens. 625-5852; www.seasons52.comCarmines La Trattoria, shop at the gourmet market then dine. Has boat docks. 2401 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 775-0186; www.carmines.comWaterway Cafe, another spot to take the tourists; its waterfront. Boaters love it. 2300 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gar-dens, 694-1700; waterwaycafe.comSaras Kitchen, a homey cafe. 2000 PGA Blvd A-3140 Palm Beach Gar-dens. 540-2822; Forks Prime Steakhouse, steaks! great wine list, cool bar. 4645 PGA Blvd. in Midtown, Palm Beach Gardens, 630-3660; 3forks.comPaddy Macs, an authentic Irish pub where the hospitality is genuine. 10971 N. Military Trail Palm Beach Gardens. 691-4366; www.paddymacspub.comWater Bar, John Spotos seafooder in the Commons, with live jazz and bot-tomless bloody Marys. 4610 PGA Blvd. (in the Commons), Palm Beach Gar-dens, 776-5778; waterbar.comSailfish Marina, the classic takethe-tourists-here spot. Water taxi stand is here. Has boat docks. (Best spot for sunset drinks to see water, too.) 98 Lake Drive, Singer Island (Palm Beach Shores). 844-1724; www.sailfishmarina.comJohnny Longboats, casual seafooder on Riviera Beach beach; oceanside. 2401 N. Ocean Ave., Riviera Beach. 249-2795; johnnylongboats.comTwo Drunken Goats, a Mexican cantina from Johnny Longboats team; open air on the beach. 2509 N. Ocean Drive, Riviera Beach. 494-0201; twodrunkengoats.netCoconuts on the Beach, a Hilton hotel restaurant with ocean views. 3700 N. Ocean Drive, Riviera Beach. 848-3888; www3.hilton.com3800 Ocean, casual restaurant with killer views in the Singer Island Marri-ott. Floribbean vibe. 3800 N. Ocean Dr., Riviera Beach. 3401795; comThe Islander, old favorite tiki bar oceanfront. 181 S. Ocean Ave., Palm Beach Shores (Singer Island). 842-8282; theislandergrillandtikibar.comTiki Waterfront Sea Grille, at the Riviera Beach Marina. Laid-back „ with live music, great salads and huge omelets. Killer fish tacos. Has boat docks. 200 E. 13th St., Riviera Beach. 845-5532Mid-CountyE.R. Bradleys, gorgeous view of Palm Beach along the stunning new downtown waterfront. Catch water taxi afterward. City boat docks. 104 S. Clem-atis St., downtown West Palm Beach. 833-352 0; www.erbra dleys.comRoxys Pub, served on the rooftop, with view of city and waterfront. City boat docks nearby. 309 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. 296-7699;www.roxyspub.comCity Cellar, salads are standouts, but wine list is worth the trip. 700 S. Rose-mary Ave. (in CityPlace), West Palm Beach; 366-0071; www.bigtimerestau-rants.comThe Breakers, the Mother of All Brunches; in the historic hotel. Just Google it „ and bring big bucks. One S. County Road, Palm Beach. 655-6611; Charleys Crab, great raw bar, gazpacho and more. Beach is across street. 456 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. 659-1500; www.muer.comFour Seasons Palm Beach, The Bistro, always a class act; superior service. Best grits in the county. 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. 582-2800;s at The Omphoy, boutique hotel restaurant directly on the beach. 2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. 540-6444; www.omphoy.comDarbster, for the vegetarians, vegans and raw food lovers. Open air deck. Bring your dog Sunday afternoon and get 20 percent off. 8020 S. Dixie High-way, West Palm Beach; 586-2622; www.darbster.comJohn Gs, the countys classic, despite the line.Ž Dont miss the gazpacho. Note: Cash only. 264 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. 585-9860.Bennys on the Beach, directly on the Lake Worth pier; enormous Greek salads. 10 Ocean Blvd. (on the pier), Lake Worth. 582-9001; www.bennysonthebeach.comDune Deck Cafe, great Greek yogurt with honey, and omelets. Friendliest servers. 100 N. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. 582-0472; www.dunedeckcafe.comThe Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach, has sweeping ocean views. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. 533-6000; www.ritzcarlton.comOld Key Lime House, in historic Lantana house, good drinks. Boat docks. 300 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana. 582-1889; www.oldkeylimehouse.comSushi Bon, right next door to the boat docks in Lantana. Boat docks. 304 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana. 540-8125Prime Catch, elevated views of the Intracoastal and the bridge and passing yachts. Boat docks. 700 E. Woolbright Road, Boynton Beach. 737-8822; www.primecatchboynton.comBoyntons Ocean Avenue Green Market Caf, another hidden find. A la carte brunch like bananas Foster French toast. 400-410 E. Boynton Beach Blvd., Boynton Beach. 752-8598Two Georges Restaurant and Sports Bar, formerly an old Florida fish shack. Dual tiki-hut bars, sports TVs; dock dining. Boat docks. 728 Casa Loma Blvd., Boynton Beach. 736-2717; www.twogeorgesrestaurant.comBanana Boat, at the foot of the bridge. Live music, lively crowd. Boat docks. 739 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. 732-94.00; www.bananaboatboynton.comSouth CountyThe Hawaiian at the Palm Beach Oceanfront Inn, casual oceanfront in one of the older hotels on the island. 3550 S. Ocean Blvd., South Palm Beach.Caffe Luna Rosa, theyve got scrapple „ but order biscuits and tomato gravy if they offer. 34 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. 274-9404; caffelunarosa.comBostons on the Beach, fun setting with lively bar scene downstairs (and scrapple for breakfast!). 40 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. 278-3364; www. bostonsonthebeach.comOld Calypso, serious French toast and superb bloody Marys. Boat docks. 900 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 279-2300; oldcalypso.comAtlantic Ocean Club, nice streetside setting. 217 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 450-7557; atlanticoceanclub.comDeck 84, American eats with a twist. Indoor and outdoor bars, patio dining. Boat docks. 840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. deck84.comThe Sundy House, my pick for most beautiful outdoor setting „ botanical gardens all around the historic house. 106 S. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach; 272-5678; sundyhouse.comHoliday Inn Highland Beach, a beachside hotel restaurant. 2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach. highland-beachholidayinn.comPion Grill, surprise find in Town Center mall with killer French toast, serious drinks. 600 Glades Road, Boca Raton. 391-7770; pinongrill.comBogarts, in the Premiere theater at Cinemark Palace movie theater, brunch and a movie „ all fun. 3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton. 544-3044; bogartsofboca.comTanzy, in the iPic theater at Mizner Park. Upscale casual Italian with signa-ture cocktail list and fantasy-like room. 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 922-6699; Q Read food journalist Jan Norris online at The holidays are a perfect time to relax over brunchFLORID A WEEKLY CUISINE BY JAN


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 6-12, 2012 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B19Palm Beach Food & Wine FestivalFLORID A WEEKLY CUISINE BY JAN NORRISjnorris@floridaweekly.comA talk with Sirio Maccioni, of New York’s Le Cirque, who will be honored at this year’s festThe 250-seat sold-out Tribute Dinner at the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival this year will honor the acclaimed res-taurateur Sirio Maccioni of New Yorks Le Cirque. Hes just released a new cookbook, A Table at Le Cirque: Stories and Recipes from New Yorks Most Leg-endary Restaurant.Ž Mr. Maccioni is noted for recreating fine dining and setting a standard for chef-driven restaurants throughout the country. Hes hosted bold-faced names from around the world since opening in 1974; hes also helped make his chefs household names „ most have gone on to own their own restaurants. Daniel Boulud of Palm Beachs Caf Boulud is one of those „ he will be on hand at the Tribute Dinner to cook a course honor-ing one of his mentors. We recently interviewed Mr. Maccioni through his spokeswoman, Jean Lee. Florida Weekly: Considering todays restaurant scene, could there ever be another restaurant like Le Cirque? Sirio Maccioni: Yes, and they can be even better. FW: Is the golden age of hospitality and service done for in the United States?Mr. Maccioni: Not at all. Hospitality and service can always be improved upon.FW: Youve fostered so many great chefs „ Daniel Boulud has followed your savvy marketing lessons. Is there any one chef or protg youre most proud of?Mr. Maccioni: Weve had so many great chefs, but the one Im most proud of is our executive chef Mickey Bhoite at Le Cirque in New Delhi, at the Leela Palace Hotel „ our first restaurant in Asia. Though he is ethnically Indian, he was raised in Tuscany and has an Italian mentality and understanding of our approach to food, which is simple and elegant.FW: Youve served some of the top society types in the U.S. What is the secret to keeping those customers happy and returning? Who was the most difficult?Mr. Maccioni: We dont have any difficult people, but we do have many important people who come to expect that they will be well taken care of at our restaurants. We give our custom-ers what they want, but it is difficult to please everyone.FW: What chef or trend caused you to bring Italian dishes to the French res-taurants menu? Was this a difficult shift for either the kitchen or the patrons?Mr. Maccioni: Im from Montecatini and a very proud Tuscan. I still believe the way we prepare food in my home province is the best, so thats why I insisted our chefs prepare pasta in our French restaurant. At the time I opened Le Cirque, Italian cuisine was not con-sidered refined. But to this day, its my favorite cuisine because its simple. There was a lot of resistance from our French chefs, but the customers loved it, especially our pasta primavera, which is now a classic. So we put a pan of hot water in the corridor and cooked the pasta there and finished it table-side in the dining room. People loved it. The fact that we prepared it in the dining room made it even more special, because people thought we made it just for them „ which in a way, we did. Its still not on the menu „ but always there for a client. If this is what the people want, then we must have it. FW: If you were 30 years younger, what type of restaurant would you open today?Mr. Maccioni: I just opened up a new restaurant, Sirio Ristorante New York at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel. We offer contemporary Italian cuisine cre-ated by our talented chef, Filippo Gozzoli, whom I met many years ago in Milan. Osteria del Circo would be simi-lar to the cuisine you would have if din-ing at our home with my wife, Egidiana, in the kitchen ƒ comforting, Tuscan, family-style cuisine. Opening Sirio Ris-torante at The Pierre also marks my 40 years return to the hotel as I started there as a busboy and later became the maitre d hotel of La Foret, their famous supper club. I guess in a way, you can say, Ive come full circle. FW: Any advice for those wanting to get into the restaurant/hospitality business?Mr. Maccioni: Dont do it! Go into another business, because the restau-rant business is too difficult. It becomes your entire life. See why Im here work-ing every day. Q >> The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival, with more and bigger events that last year, offers events day and night from Dec. 7 to 11. Gourmet dining by the country’s best chefs; a celebrity chef golf and food truck event; the Sirio tribute at The Breakers; a farm-to-table meal, and the Last Supper nale at Buccan are just a few of the highlights. All the events are priced separately. Tickets along with information about schedules and venues are at If you go COURTESY PHOTO Sirio Maccioni will cook a course during the tribute dinner at the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival to honor one of his mentors. The witty folks at Prosecco Cafe are hedging bets, and have created the Last Supper, referencing 12/21/12 „ The *Day the World Will (Supposedly) End As We Know It. That asterisk covers the big if.Ž As in, IF you believe those cen-turies-old predictions that have gone through several interpretations, muta-tions and miscalculations, primarily. Were not here to argue facts vs. myths vs. Edgar Cayce „ were just telling you about a pretty fun sounding dinner at a pretty fair price „ and, bet-ter yet, a chance to party like the world is ending. Theyve moved the date up to Wednesday „ 12/12/12 for the meal. Maybe theyre dyslexic. (They really should wait „ then they wouldnt have to wash dishes). Anyway, Savor Tonight and The Wine Hooch are teaming to sponsor the five-course dinner with wines. Check out the menu:1st Course „ Grilled pita served with a medley of Mediterranean dips. Wine: Prosecco „ Avissi D.O.C Tre viso Hills, Veneto, Italy2nd Course „ Ahi tuna and cod ceviche. Wine: Ramn Bilbao Valias Albario, Rias Baixas, Spain3rd Course „ Crispy duck confit on a waffle and maple-glazed beet sauce. Wine: Windsor Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley4th Course „ Bone-in short ribs served atop a crispy potato cake. Wine: Murrietas Well The SpurŽ Livermore Valley, CaliforniaDessert „ Death by chocolate. Wine: Grahams Six Grapes Reserve Port Douro Valley, Portugal Grab your best buds and party for maybe the last time. Well, at least, the last time on 12-12-12. Heres a tip: Pay by credit card „ in case the world does end, or at least shuts down due to magnetic pole rever-sal. Q Dine like it’s the end of the world at Prosecco Cafe in PGA Commons BY JAN Holiday, happy hour specials at La Scaletta: La Scaletta Ristorante & Pizzeria, which opened Jan. 15 at Crystal Tree Plaza in North Palm Beach, will offer special dishes for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. It will offer a la carte specials during dinner both nights. La Scaletta will serve from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 11:30 a.m. to mid-night on New Years Eve. The restaurant will be closed on Christmas day. The restaurant also has offered a happy hour promotion. Any guests who order two drinks „ while sitting at the indoor bar, the chefs bar, or the outdoor bar on the covered patio „ between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. daily, will receive a Bar Bite, gratis. Diners will be able to savor the flavors of Italy in La Scalettas selection of assaggini,Ž which translates to little tastesŽ in Italian. La Scaletta is at Crystal Tree Plaza, 1201 U.S. 1 (south of PGA Boulevard) in North Palm Beach. Phone: 630-8500. On the web: bartender and pet Christmas party: CBS 12 anchor Eric Roby and meteorologist Chris Farrell will be at this event, which benefits Save a Pet Florida. Its 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at Chowderheads, 2123 U.S. Highway 1, Drift-wood Plaza, Jupiter. There will be free admission, free hors doeuvres, 50/50 cash raffle and door prizes. Bring a gently used or new pet item to put under the Christmas tree for ani-mals in need. RSVP to 835-9525 or www. Q Dining notesCOURTESY PHOTO Prosecco Cafe will host a dinner Dec. 12 to mark the end of time, as noted in the Mayan calendar. >>What: Prosecco’s Last Supper >>When: 7 p.m., Dec. 12 >>Where: Prosecco Cafe, 4580 PGA Blvd., The Commons, Palm Beach Gardens>>Cost: $69. Fee includes meal and wine, tax and tip.>>Info: If you go SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


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Its a cinch to find them something theyll enjoy this holiday season whatever your budget. Following are just a few gifts that wine devotees are likely to find enjoy-able, useful, educational or some com-bination of the three, including a few bottle suggestions. Best new wine books:Q Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, including their Origins and FlavorsŽ ($110) by Jancis Robinson. The Finan-cial Times wine writer and author of a dozen books on wines knows her topic well. The beautifully designed, 1,200-page, full-color book contains comprehensive details on all 1,368 vine varieties currently used in commercial production „ including their origins, how they grow, where they are planted and how wine made from them tastes.Q The One Minute Wine Master: Discover 10 Wines Youll Like in 60 Seconds or LessŽ ($11) by Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan. Written by a wine expert and judge, this book is for any-one who regularly or occasionally enjoys wine. Start with the One Minute Wine Master Quiz and answer simple ques-tions such as how you like your coffee, if you like apple juice, what kind of cologne you prefer, etc. You are classified into a profile that contains examples of wines and brands that you might prefer based on your likes and dislikes, all without break-ing the bank. Best corkscrews:Q Chateau Laguiole Corkscrews ($100 to $300): Produced by a French artisanal cutlery manufacturer (the company also makes cutlery, kitchen knives and other goodies), this is the classically designed corkscrew made with more than 30 handle types of wood and other materials. Light weight and well balanced, they fit the hand perfectly. You can also personalize it with a name inscription and a carrying case. Q Pulltaps Corkscrews ($7 to $70): The double-lever action corkscrew has revolutionized uncorking wine bottles, providing an effortless way to extract the cork in two steps without break-ing or damaging it. Its the choice of waiters worldwide because of its low price and ease of use. Available in many stores.Best wine glasses:Q Chateau Baccarat Wine Glasses ($85 per stem, $70 for tumbler, and $495 for decanter): This revolutionary design allows the wine to fully express itself. The glass features a rounded angle and wide base, which allows the wine to move horizontally in the glass without climbing the walls. The sloped bowl allows the alcohol to condense, leaving the bouquet to fill the glass while the wine is swirled. The narrow aperture at the top of the glass concentrates the aromas while providing a comfortable mouth-feel.Q Luigi Bormioli Burgundy Glass Set ($50 for eight): This set of 18.5ounce glasses features fine rims and bowl shape, and is durable yet functional for everyday use. Bormioli has a 25-year guarantee against chipping on the rims or foot, as well as discol-oration of the bowl or stem due to washing.Best wine gift basket:Q Penfolds Grange & Opus One Wine and Chocolate Perfection ($940): Gift Tree offers a wide range of customizable baskets and accessories for the holidays. The Grange and Opus One selection features two top tier wines from very good vintages, along with a hand-selected assortment of gourmet delicacies. The Opus One 2008 is a Bordeaux blend, with flavors of cassis, raspberries and chocolate with a polished finish. Penfolds Grange is considered one of the worlds finest wines, and is rich purple in color. This fuller bodied shiraz blend shows fla-vors of blueberry, blackberry and plum, with an extended powerful finish. The seven gourmet delicacies include Godiva Dark Chocolate and Guylian Dark Seashell Truffles, all set in a dou-ble-tray organizer.Q Steeplechase Vineyards Trio ($80): I was not familiar with Steeple-chase Vineyards when I received this gift last year but found it to be a great gift. Offered by Wine Country Gift Baskets, it includes a bottle of Stee-plechase California Cabernet Sauvi-gnon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, with a wide assortment of goodies in the package, including Godiva dark choco-late French vanilla truffles and various cheese spreads and crackers. The qual-ity of the food items was very good, and the wines were quite drinkable as well. The affordable price includes shipping.Individual bottle selections:Q Ch. dYquem Sauternes 2009 ($800): The quintessential dessert wine, Ch. dYquem, is lush and con-centrated with aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, apricot, pear and apri-cot. The finish is exquisitely long and supple, and this is the finest Bordeaux wine from one of its best vintages.Q Ch. Guiraud Sauternes 2009 ($60): An excellent first growth Sau-ternes, it opens with honeysuckle, apricots and peaches. The flavors on the palate have luscious fruit and honey with a fine underlying acidity, ending with a touch of almond and spice on the lingering finish.Q Two Hands Shiraz Bellas Garden 2010 ($70): Rich and dark in color and complex in nature, with plums and dense dark cherry aromas and palate, ending in a smooth and complex finish.Q Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz 2010 ($23): Ripe aromas and flavors of plum and blueberry linger in the mouth, leading to a long, well-struc-tured finish. Q „ Jim McCrackenGifts for wine lovers they will savor all year long COURTESY PHOTOS COURTESY PHOTO


€ 2 cups all-purpose flour€ 1 teaspoon baking soda€ teaspoon salt€ 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened€ cup granulated sugar€ cup (packed) dark brown sugar€ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract€ 3 large eggs€ 2 cups toasted rice cereal€ 1 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped€ cup red candied cherries, coarsely chopped€ cup green candied cherries, coarsely chopped€ 1 cups white chocolate chips 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease large cookie sheet. 2. On waxed paper, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat but-ter and sugars until creamy, occasion-ally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Beat in vanilla, then eggs, one at a time. At low speed, gradually add flour mix-ture; beat just until blended, occasion-ally scraping bowl. With spoon, stir in cereal, walnuts, cherries and 1 cup chocolate chips. 3. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons, 1 inch apart, onto cookie sheet. Bake cookies 10-11 minutes or until golden. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough. 4. Place remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips in small microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave on medium (50 per-cent power) about 2 minutes or until chocolate melts, stirring once. Stir until smooth. Place cookies on waxed paper; drizzle with melted chocolate. When chocolate is set, store cookies, with waxed paper between layers, in tightly covered container at room tempera-ture up to 1 week, or in freezer up to 3 months. Makes 6 dozen cookies. Q „ Each serving: About 100 calories, 6g total fat (2g saturated), 17mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 12g total carbs, 1g protein.Christmas Fruit Drops HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2012 5 No red or green gemstone is pre-scribed for the Christmas sea-son, but if you are committed to making a holiday statement with jewelry, here are a few suggestions: Q Establish your own signature holiday look by wearing the same poinset-tia, Christmas tree or ornament brooch every day from Dec. 1 through Christmas. This will become a family tra-dition „ with you as the star. And the brooch will acquire the patina and status of aging, just as you do. Q An inex-pensive green stone is peridot, which is mined in the United States. It is the birthstone of August, and looks great with green or brown eyes. Peridot is brilliant, but soft, so pierced earrings would be nice. Q Two red stones are reasonably priced „ pyrope or almandine garnet, and pink tourmaline (also known as rubellite). Have your jeweler show you the reddest pyrope or almandine that he can find „ you want to avoid the brownish-tinged pyrope garnet. Pink tourmaline is a reddish-pink and very lovely for a ring. Q A perfect holiday green-red combination does exist: emerald and ruby stones. A bracelet with these precious stones set in gold or gold surrounded by white (champleve) enamel is festive incarnate. Q Create a festive look by affixing an old rhinestone brooch to a black velvet ribbon and tying it around your neck for a great choker. (This is for women with discernible, attractive necks only.) Q Dress up your Christmas tree with large, gaudy old rhine-stone brooches hung by red satin ribbons. Q Hats are a cool look for the winter for those who to live in an area with seasons. So take that old brooch and pin it on a beret or felt hat for a festive look. Q Trying to create a Christmas gift? Take apart all of your really dispos-able, old, junky, rhinestone jewelry and glue the parts or large stones (indi-vidual simulated pearls look great) in the shape of a Christmas tree onto a velvet-covered cardboard rectangle. Frame same, and the lucky recipient has a decoration for a lifetime of Christ-mases. Q Jewelry can make holidays sparkle


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Turn your saved 2011 holiday cards and this years all-occasion greeting cards into nifty gift boxes. These little, easy-to-make boxes are ideal for wrapping flat items such as a gift card, photo frame, jewelry, collectors baseball, football or basketball cards, a DVD, a CD or a ticket to a movie, concert or play. Its especially fun for kids to choose cards to suit the per-sonality of the person receiving the gift. For the romantic, pick a card illustrated with roses or a beautiful country scene. Or, if there is a December birthday coming up, look through your old cards to fit the occasion, such as Happy Birthday to a Special Aunt.Ž The illustration also might provide a clue for guessing the contents of the box. A snowy, wintry scene of the mountains would be a perfect choice if the gift is a lift ticket for a day of skiing. Heres how to make a box that is 3/4inch deep:1. Cut a standard-style greeting card along its center fold. The front of the card will be the lid of the box. The back of the card will become the bottom of the box; trim this piece 1/8 inch on all four sides, since you will want the bottom of the box to be smaller than the lid. If you wish to cover the verse or message on the inside of the card, glue a piece of construction paper on top.2. Start with the lid. On the back side of the front of the card, measure and draw (with a pencil) four lines the length and width of the card, 3/4 of an inch from the edges. Follow one of the lines at each corner and use scissors to cut a single 3/4-inch slit using the line as a guide „ one cut at each of the four corners. You will have four slits. 3. Fold the card along the four lines, bending the corners and tucking in the flap where you have made the slits. Add a drop of household glue to the corner flaps to hold them in place. 4. Measure, clip, fold and glue or tape the bottom of the box in the same manner. Let glue dry.5. Trim a piece of tissue paper and place in the box with the gift. Tie with a ribbon, and your gift is ready to give.„ Donna Erickson HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2012 7 r Turn last years cards into holiday gift boxes


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