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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 T A A T A A A S Real EstateLuxury in Manalapan. A20 X INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 OPINION A4 NEWS OF THE WEIRD A7HEALTHY LIVING A15BUSINESS A16 MONEY & INVESTING A17REAL ESTATE A20ARTS B1SANDY DAYS B2 EVENTS B6-7PUZZLES B10FILM B11SOCIETY B10-11,14 WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 Vol. III, No. 13  FREE Networking Networking in the Gardens at STORE Self Storage. A18 X SEE CLINIC, A14 X Once you are diagnosed with cancer, your life will never be the same, says Judy Armstrong, an oncological nurse practi-tioner. Ms. Armstrong, has dedicated her life to helping cancer survivors navigate not only the vagaries of treatment but in establishing a new normal „ one that includes a healthy diet, exercise, support groups and even fashion. Along with Dr. Kishore K. Dass, founder and director of the South Florida Radiation Oncology in Wellington, Ms. Armstrong is running the new, 2,000-square-foot Sur-vivorship Clinic, a multi-functional, free treatment center open to all county cancer patients regardless of where they received initial treatment. Dr. Dass had the idea to create a survivorship clinic,Ž says Ms. Armstrong, who has worked with the doctor for 16 years. We collaborated and developed the plan. The center opened Oct. 1 and I have already seen 50 patients.Ž The center, located at 3355 Burns Road in Palm Beach Gardens, offers support groups, nutrition counseling, health edu-cation, cooking demonstrations, physical therapy, yoga, meditation and tai chi. Ms. Armstrong acts as a specialized patient advocate assisting clients in all aspects of survivorship. New clinic helps cancer survivors establish new normal D USK SETTLES EARLY ON THIS F LORIDA winter eve across the sprawl of Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee, off Southern Boulevard west of West Palm Beach. Very soon, from deep-ening darkness, eyes will shine. They might, a new visitor can imagine, belong to wildebeest and kudu, to zebra and impala, to rhi-noceros and water buffalo and big-horned cattle called Ancole-Watusi. They might belong to lions.Led by Terry Wolf, Lion Countrys director of wildlife, a group of zipped-and-buttoned bipeds is head-ing out among them. The ridership will motor and step into experiences largely limited to only a privileged few: the activity of wild … or, at least, wildly captive … animals at night. Much of the action wont match F L O R ID A S A F ARI LET S Y O U G ET C L OS ER THAN E V E R T O T H E E X CITE M ENT BY TIM NORRISFlorida Weekly correspondent SEE WILD, A8 X E Map of Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee.A9 >>inside:COURTESY PHOTOS Animals in Lion Country Safari come right up to your car. during the day and at night. BY MARILYN BAUERSpecial to Florida Weekly 2012 in headlinesLooking back at last year’s headlines. B1 X Handcrafted in OhioRoseville pottery finds an audience. A11 X


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You may take the pledge by visiting or by calling 561.625.5070 Free Heart Attack Screening (Cholesterol, Glucose, Blood Pressure, and BMI) 8 AM 11 AM 3360 Burns Road, PBG, FL 33410 To RSVP, Call 561.625.5070 or visit TUES, JAN 8, 2013 WED, FEB 13, 2013 TUES, MARCH 12, 2013 WED, APRIL 10, 2013 A2 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY COMMENTARYMany people, when faced with the daunting prospect of a New Year, have tied their courage to the whipping post, hitched up their belts, squared their shoulders, checked the loads in their .44 Colts, and strode right through the swinging doors of a tenuous future with unflinching resolve. They didnt think small, and you can see the results. Adam and Eve conquered the notion of merely following orders and invented the right to be wrong. Julius Caesar conquered Gaul and invented the really, really big Roman Empire. Charlemagne conquered the Franks and Saxons and invented Europe. Alfred the Great conquered Britain, and invented Honkies R Us. William the Conqueror conquered Britain again, and invented Frenchies R Us. King John signed the Magna Carta after trying to conquer it, and invented Peasants R Us. Henry VIII split with The ChurchŽ and reinvented Britain, while simultaneously con-quering feminism by beheading his wives. Elizabeth the First, his daughter, beheaded the Spanish Armada, along with Mary Queen of Scots and Sir Walter Raleigh, and reinvent-ed feminism whether her old man liked it or not. Fortunately, she had no wives to behead. George Washington, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson invented America and saved democracy, with George IIIs help „ he was unable to behead them or reinvent them. The Seminole Indians en masse invented the special forces, Indian style, and saved us from committing genocide back in the swamp. Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant won the Civil War and invented one nation for all. Sitting Bull won the Battle of the Little Bighorn and invented American-style martyr-dom, while inadvertently inventing the myth of George Armstrong Custer. Wyatt Earp invented peace in Dodge City and safe Sunday strolls in the manure, some-where in southwest Kansas. (Nobody has ever learned exactly where.) Alvin York invented the Tennessee boy who won World War I. Jonas Salk invented the polio vaccine and won the war against polio. Audie Murphy invented the Texas boy who won World War II. Martin Luther King Jr. invented the righteous preacher who won the war against seg-regation, simultaneously inventing the right dream and a much a more righteous America, and saving us from ourselves. Betty Friedan also invented a more righteous America, fighting for women in the war-against-women and saving us from sexist pigs, some of whom were ourselves. Barack Obama won the war against Osama bin Laden and saved us from outsourced ter-rorists, inventing the reality that a black man could be president and commander-in-chief. Heres my point: These people didnt mess around on New Years day. When they got up in the morning, they by-God made a real resolution. Which is a lot to live up to, for the rest of us. But we must. s w t f t roger So now its your turn, and mine. I dont know about you, but Im determined. I want to invent or save something, for Gods sake. So, I resolveƒ.I RESOLVE!I resolve?Clearly, resolving is more difficult than it looks, on the surface. After all, the Roman Empire, Western Civilization and Dodge City have already all been resolved „ otherwise, of course, I would have resolved them myself. Another problem is the fragile nature of resolutions. Theyre like hand grenades. If you pull the pin on a resolution in front of the wrong people, then forget to proceed, the damn thing has a way of blowing your tail right through the roof.Jan. 1, 2013:Hey baby?Uh huh?Ill tell you what „ Im going to lose 40 pounds this year, quit kicking the dog, read to my children at night, wash the dishes, take you on a vacation, learn Spanish, fix our old neighbors window, boost our annual income by $40,000, and write Gov. Rick Scott to tell him to save the Everglades.July 1, 2013:ƒ5, 4, 3, 2...Dec. 31, 2013:BOOOOOM!And thats not what we want.So what can we do about it?Plenty.To start with, lets look to the wisdom of our New Years forbears, who often com-mented on what you should not do in the New Year, as well as on what you should do. Sometimes they started small, which is probably better than starting large. Take P.J. ORourke, for example.If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow you down and make you fat „ in other words, it will turn you into an adult.Ž Exactly. So lets resolve not to become adults this year, since theyve screwed up the world so much in the past. But why worry about it? Heres British critic James Agate worrying about tolerance and fools, instead. New Years resolution: to tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.Ž Good advice. But whether you take it or not, just dont complain. That was the sug-gestion of conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. From New Years on, the outlook brightens. Good humor, lost in a mood of failure, returns. I resolve to stop complaining.Ž Meanwhile, T.S. Eliot, the American-born British writer, just shrugged it all off, as he did so many things: Last years words belong to last years language, and next years words await another voice.Ž All thats fine, of course. Its wise and funny, or sarcastic, or irreverent, or even reverent. And it teaches us something. But what? Im not sure.So I resolve, in 2013, to be wise and funny, too, like them. Or sarcastic. Or irreverent or even, if I have to, reverent. I resolve, in other words, to say what I mean and mean what I say. One way or another. And as for what I said before „ you know, last year? „ never mind that now. I cant remember it, and neither should you. Instead, let us remember Alfred Lord Tennyson, the great English poet: Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring happy bells, across the snow: the old year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true.Ž Write on, brother. Thats what I resolve.Now, how about you? Q What I resolve


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 NEWS A3 For tickets, please visit or call 561.204.5687. Polo HOTLINE 561.282.5290 3 667 120th Avenue South, Wellington, Florida 33414*Tax inclusive. Parking additional, unless otherwise noted.Enjoy fabulous cuisine, entertainment, fashion and, of cour se, world-class polo every Sunday, January 6 through April 21. Entrance at 2 p.m. | Polo match at 3 p.m. The Perfect Match … Polo and Brunch LILA PHOTO ALEX PACHECO Champagne Brunch January-February: $100 March-April: $120 r1BWJMJPOSFDFQUJPOr-BWJTIHPVSNFUCSVODIr7FSBOEBTFBUJOHr5XPDPNQMJNFOUBSZ ESJOLUPLFOT Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brunch (for two) January-February: $300 March-April: $330 r$PNQMJNFOUBSZWBMFUQBSLJOHr1BWJMJPOSFDFQUJPOr-BWJTIHPVSNFUCSVODIr"DPNQMJNFOUBSZCPUUMFPG7FVWF$MJDRVPU e Pavilion Reception Pass January-February: $55 March-April: $65 r1SFNBUDIDIBNQBHOFUPBTUr1BTTFEMJHIUIPSTEPFVWSFTr5XPDPNQMJNFOUBSZESJOLUPLFOT Ticket Prices January-Aprilm(FOFSBM"ENJTTJPO#MFBDIFS4FBUJOHm/PSUIBOE4PVUI4UBEJVN-BXO4FBUJOHm$FOUFS4UBEJVN-BXO4FBUJOHm#PY4FBUTMJNJUFEBWBJMBCJMJUZn Lourdes-Noreen McKeen community completes part of $6 million renovationThe statue of Our Lady of Lourdes, which has graced the entrance to Lourdes-Noreen McK-een retirement commu-nity in downtown West Palm Beach for 30 years, has safely returned to her rightful place after being stored away for months. The statue was moved while exterior renovations were being made to the waterfront facility, which is undergoing a $6 million project to enhance and improve the lifestyle of its residents, according to Lourdes-Noreen McKeen. The statue returned earlier this month in time for the Feast of the Immacu-late Conception and now graces the new entrance at the corner of Fern Street and Flagler Drive. The rest of construction is expected to be completed by March and will serve as the final phase of a series of improve-ments that have made to the facility since it was founded in 1960 by the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, the state-ment said. The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company was selected to modernize and enhance Lourdes-Noreen McKeen Resi-dence, the portion of the campus that pro-vides skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation. The exterior renovations to the five-story building included relocating and overhauling the main entrance lobby to provide easier access to the waterfront for residents and visitors. The interior plans include a major refurbishment of the first floor common areas, including the gift shop, caf for resi-dent and guest use, the water-view room and the construction of an outdoor patio that overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway. The Our Lady of Lourdes Chapel, where Mass is held daily for residents, is being expanded and extensively remodeled, and the kitchen and laundry facilities will be upgraded with new appliances. For more information, call 650-8947. Q COURTESY PHOTOWorkers replace the state of Our Lady of Lourdes at the West Palm Beach retirement community. All Varieties of Bicycles Triathlon Recreational Racing Repair Service Group Triathlon Training Personalized Coaching Complete Bikes Gear and Gifts Apparel Transportation Racks Indoor Cycling 819 N Federal Highway, Lake Park 561.842.BIKE (2453) FREE TIRE REP AIRNEWLY EXPANDED SHOWROOM (Labor only) $ 25 TUNE-UPAdjustments-lube & polish Reg $59 We Meet or Beat ALL Competitor’s Pricing! Tony Carilli RPHOwner/Pharmacist Gardens Professional Center .-ILITARY4RAILs3UITEs0ALM"EACH'ARDENS(2 blocks North of Northlake, on South end of White AAA Building, Across the street from Josephs Classic Market) -ONr&RIAMrPMs3ATURDAYAMrPMs Now Open 561-847-4820 FREE DELIVER Y s"IOEQUIVALENT#OMPOUNDING3ERVICESs%STA&ARMACIA(ABLA%SPANOL ~ /VER7ITHTHISAD/NECOUPONPERCUSTOMER #ANNOTBECOMBINEDWITHANYOTHEROFFER%XPIRESrr&7 $ 25 OFF Any New or Transferred 0RESCRIPTION


A4 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherMichelle Nogamnoga@floridaweekly.comEditorBetty Reporters & ColumnistsScott Simmons Athena Ponushis Tim Norris Jan Norris Mary Jane Fine Marilyn Bauer Loren Gutentag 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.comCirculationBritt Amann KnothAccount ExecutivesBarbara Shafer Connie Perez cperez@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. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONAgainst the Hagel nomination amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly It has been a bad time for the Republican Party, and wouldnt you know it? The worst addition to Presi-dent Barack Obamas foreign-policy team could well be a Republican. Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel is reportedly under serious consid-eration to replace Leon Panetta as secretary of defense. A self-styled for-eign-policy realist, Hagel is out of the mainstream and terminally naive. It would be one thing if Hagel were merely what he so often seemed when he was a regular on the Sunday talk shows „ a tiresome purveyor of con-ventional wisdom overly impressed with his own seriousness. That would make him no different than about 90 other senators. Its that his realism is so profoundly unrealistic and bizarre-ly skewed. At the core of his foreign policy is disdain for Israel and unquenchable desire to talk to terrorists. For Hagel, it is forever incumbent on Israel to take steps to show its commitment to peace,Ž as he put it in the midst of a Palestinian suicide-bombing campaign in 2002. The Jew-ish state is beset by Hamas, Hezbollah and Syria on its borders and Iran over its horizon, but somehow it is Israels commitment to peace that is perpetu-ally in doubt. When called on to act against or even simply condemn Israels enemies (and ours), Hagel was usually the Bartleby of the Senate and answered, Id prefer not to.Ž He voted against the Iran-Libya Sanctions Act in 2001, didnt vote on the Syria Accountability Act sanctioning Bashar Assads regime in 2003, refused to sign a letter urging the European Union to label Hezbol-lah a terrorist group in 2006, opposed designating Irans Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization in 2007 and blocked another proposed bout of sanctions against Iran in 2008. To oppose striking Iran militarily for fear that it would be ineffectual and potentially backfire is one thing. To oppose sanctioning Iran is lunatic. Hagel believes that a breakthrough of understanding with some of the most recalcitrant dictatorships in the world is always one earnest conversation away. So, he wanted to talk direct-ly to Hamas, Assad and the mullahs. The correctness of this policy impulse is nonfalsifiable because if it doesnt work, its failure is attributed to insuf-ficient effort on our part. If only we talked more and backed Israel less. There is much to be said for Hagels warnings prior to the Iraq War that the conflict would have unintended consequences. So it did „ horrifying ones. But, at the end of the day, Hagel voted for the war. Then, he opposed the surge as the most dangerous foreign-policy blunder in this country since Vietnam.Ž This combination makes him either a gutless dove or a foolish hawk, or maybe a little of both. If the war is a historic mistake, dont vote to autho-rize it. If you have voted to authorize it, dont oppose the one way to save it from becoming an utter fiasco. Its not clear what draws Obama to Hagel. Surely though, the president can find someone more suitable from the ranks of his own party. Please, lets have a partisan appointment for secre-tary of defense. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Pull the global trigger on gun control While the final funerals for the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre have been held, gun vio-lence continues apace, most notably with the Christmas Eve murder of two volunteer firefighters in rural Webster, N.Y., at the hands of an ex-convict who was armed, as was the Newtown shooter Adam Lanza, with a Bushmaster .223 caliber AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. James Holmes, the alleged perpetrator of the mas-sacre last July in Aurora, Colo., stands accused of using, among other weap-ons, a Smith & Wesson AR-15 with a 100-round drum in place of standard magazine clip. Standing stalwartly against any regulation of these weap-ons and high-capacity magazines, the National Rifle Association continues to block any gun-control laws whatso-ever, and even trumpets its efforts to block the global Arms Trade Treaty, slated for negotiations at the United Nations this March. On Christmas Eve, the same day as the attack in Webster, the U.N. Gener-al Assembly voted to move ahead with 10 days of negotiations on the Arms Trade Treaty, to commence March 18. Recall, it was last July that the Obama administration said it needed more timeŽ to review the proposed treaty, effectively killing any hope of get-ting a treaty passed and sent back to member nations for ratification. This was just one week after the Aurora massacre, and in the heat of a close presidential-election campaign. The NRA succeeded in helping to scuttle the global Arms Trade Treaty, deliv-ering to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a letter opposing the treaty signed by 50 U.S. senators, including eight Democrats, and 130 members of the House of Representatives. The global treaty shouldnt be controversial. By signing on, governments agree not to export weapons to coun-tries that are under an arms embargo, or to export weapons that would facil-itate the commission of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimesŽ or other violations of international humanitarian law. Exports of arms are banned if they will facilitate gender-based violence or violence against childrenŽ or be used for transna-tional organized crime.Ž The treaty deals with international exports of weapons and ammunition, not any nations internal, domestic laws that govern the sale or use of guns. Amnesty International last week called on the NRA to immediately drop its campaign of distortions and lies about the pending United Nations global Arms Trade Treaty.Ž Amnesty USAs Michelle Ringuette elaborated: Every day, 1,500 people die in armed conflicts around the world one per-son every minute. These unregulated weapons are used to force tens of thousands of children into armed con-flict and to rape women and girls in conflict zones. More than 26 million people around the globe are forced from their homes, and their liveli-hoods destroyed, by armed conflict. The NRA must immediately stand down on its campaign to block a global arms trade treaty.Ž NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre rolled out his public response to the New-town massacre one week after it hap-pened, blaming the violence on mon-stersŽ and everything from video games to hurricanes, but not allowing that guns and their ready availability in the U.S. might have something to do with it. At his press conference, LaPi-erre was twice dramatically interrupted by peace activists from the group Code Pink. The first banner, held by Tighe Barry, read, NRA Killing Our Kids.Ž Barry held the banner in front of the podium, silently, as LaPierre tried to continue his speech. Barry was then pulled out. After LaPierre resumed his speech, Medea Benjamin rose, holding a banner reading, NRA: Blood on your hands,Ž after which she was hauled away. Two days later, on NBCs Meet the Press,Ž LaPierre denied that regulating semiautomatic weapons or high-capacity magazines would help stem the epidemic of mass shootings in this country. The NRA exerts enormous influence over state and federal gun regu-lation. Andrew Feinstein, who wrote the book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade,Ž told me, I have not seen anywhere else in the world a gun lobby that has the same level of influence on its own govern-ment as the NRA does in the United States.Ž He went on: The U.S. buys and sells almost as much weaponry as the rest of the world combined. So what happens in the U.S. is going to have enormous impact on the rest of the world.Ž From the hallways of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., to Afghanistan, to Somalia, the flood of U.S. weapons and ammuni-tion fuels violence, death and injury. President Obama and Congress need to take action, now. Q „ Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. „ Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!,Ž a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the author of Breaking the Sound Barrier,Ž recently released in paperback and now a New York Times best-seller.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 NEWS A5 BEST FILMS OF 2012 My list of the Top 10 Films of 2012 could easily have 20 entries or more, as there was no shortage of stellar action, heartfelt drama and thought-provoking storylines to give us a whirl-wind of emotions in theaters this year. Yes, there were some disappointments „ PrometheusŽ and The MasterŽ were confounding, and LincolnŽ was brilliantly acted but long and dry „ but by and large, movies with grand hype notably delivered. 10. The AvengersŽ … Marvel had been building to this since the first Iron ManŽ was released in 2008, and imagine the bil-lions of dollars that wouldve been lost if the series failed. But it didnt. This grand adventure perfectly balanced its characters and told a story worthy of their unique abili-ties. Now available on video. 9. The SessionsŽ … In the capable hands of John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, this tender story about a severely dis-abled 38-year-old man who longs to lose his virginity and the sex surro-gate who helps him do it resonated with an earnest warmth that many films attempt and few achieve. Expect Oscar nominations for both actors, and deservedly so. In theaters now. 8. Django UnchainedŽ … A superb validation of writer/director Quentin Tarantinos unique style „ a lush blend of film history given pulpy, new age nuance and flair „ combined with a great story. Throw in splendid perfor-mances from Christoph Waltz, Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio, and you have something truly special. In the-aters now. 7. Les MiserablesŽ … Watch it and understand what millions have felt for years after seeing the hit musical on stage. Hugh Jackman gives the performance of his career as Jean Valjean, and Anne Hathaway will likely win an Oscar for her role as the troubled Fantine. In theaters now. 6. Life Of PiŽ … No movie this year looked better „ or told a more har-rowing story of survival „ than this. Watching the teenaged Pi, wonderfully played by newcomer Suraj Sharma, negotiate both the elements and a tiger while trapped on a lifeboat in the Pacif-ic is endlessly captivating. Even better are the 3D visuals. In theaters now.5. FlightŽ … Some critics have dismissed this as a typical story of alco-holism, but not all such stories involve a hero dealing with heavy survivors guilt and a possible life sentence in prison. They also dont touch on how the hero, played by Denzel Washington, so often helps others in part because hes a good soul who cannot help him-self. In theaters now.4. LooperŽ … Definitely the most exhilarating ride of 2012. The prem-ise follows an assassin who murders people sent back in time from 30 years in the future. All is well until someone comes whom he cant kill: the older version of himself. What comes next showcases Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis as different versions of the same character, Emily Blunt in a strong supporting role and a fantastic original screenplay from writer/direc-tor Rian Johnson. Just out on video.3. The Dark Knight RisesŽ … A stellar end to what should be called the greatest trilogy of all time. Throw in Anne Hathaway as a sultry Catwom-an, Tom Hardy as the imposing Bane and Michael Caine nearly making us cry as Alfred, and you have a top-notch action movie thats dark and moody but, ultimately, inspiring. Available on video.2. AmourŽ … In a year full of heartbreaking plotlines, this is the only film that made me cry (and Im not a crier). The tender, sweet story of an elderly couple struggling to maintain their dig-nity after one of them becomes ill feels strikingly, alarmingly real, to the point that you hope it doesnt happen to you but at the same time you should only be so lucky to have a partner who will love and care for you as much as whats seen here. In limited release now.1. ArgoŽ … Ill never forget the lump in my throat that I felt during the last half hour of my favorite film of 2012. Going in, I knew about the Iran hostag-es but did not know about the six who escaped and took refuge at the Cana-dian Embassy „ and I was glad I didnt, as the drama is even more palpable when you dont know how it ends. John Good-man and Alan Arkin are superb in comic relief roles as Hol-lywood-types who help director/star Ben Afflecks CIA agent stage a fake movie in an effort to extract the hostages, and kudos to editor William Goldenberg for sl owly building the tension until were really swept away in the finale. This is sim-ply great, great filmmaking. In theaters now.Honorable Mentions: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower,Ž Bernie,Ž Sin-isterŽ (my vote for best horror film of 2012), The IntouchablesŽ and Project X.Ž Q w f dan


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PAPA CHIROPRACTIC & PHYSICAL THERAPY Jupiter Location 2632 Indiantown Road 561.744.7373 Get Back in the Game Full Physical Therapy Facility Treat Neck Pain, Back Pain and Sciatica caused by t BULGING/HERNIATED DISCS t DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE t FACET SYNDROME t FAILED BACK SURGERYWITHOUT THE USE OF DRUGS, INJECTIONS OR SURGERY Auto Accident? Palm Beach Gardens Location 9089 N. Military Trail, Suite 37 561.630.9598 www.PapaChiro.com20 Years in Jupiter & Palm Beach Gardens! WE ACCEPT MOST INSURANCE PLANS Needing a liftGary Medrow, 68, has periodically surfaced in News of the Weird since 1991 for his unique behavior of using a false iden-tity to persuade Milwaukee-area strangers over the phone to lift other strangers off the ground „ behavior for which he has occasionally been jailed and ordered to psychiatric care. After a recent period of calm, Mr. Medrow slipped in November and was charged with impersonating a photojournalist to convince two Cedarburg (Wis.) High School students to hoist each other on their shoulders (and four similar incidents were under investigation). At an earlier hearing, Mr. Medrow said that his addictionŽ helps him to relieve tension and anxiety.The continuing crisisQ Floyd Johnson pleaded guilty to attempted murder in an odd scene in a New York City courtroom in November. Mr. Johnson has only one leg, and had been charged with stabbing a fellow homeless shelter resident who has no legs. Mr. John-sons public-defender lawyer (who caught the case at random) has only one leg, also. Mr. Johnson said he was taking the plea in part because of excruciating leg pain „ in the leg he doesnt have (phantom legŽ syn-drome), and Mr. Johnsons lawyer said he suffers from the same thing. (The lawyer subsequently filed to withdraw the guilty plea because the pain had clouded his cli-ents judgment.)Q Amber Roberts, 30, a resident of the unit for the criminally insane at Eastern State Hospital in Spokane, Wash., informed officials in November that I (just now) murdered someone, but youre going to have to find him.Ž As staff members searched the facility, Ms. Roberts offered to help by shouting hot,Ž cold,Ž youre getting warmer,Ž and so forth. Ms. Rob-erts yelled Hot!Ž as they closed in on the room containing the body of a 56-year-old patient that Ms. Roberts then admitted strangling. (However, a few days later in court, she pleaded not guilty.)Q Tunisias Ministry for Women and Family Affairs demanded in October that the government prosecute the publisher of the childrens magazine Qaws Quzah (RainbowŽ), aimed at ages 5 to 15, for an article in the then-current issue on how to construct a gasoline bomb (aka the Molotov cocktailŽ in America). The country has been rocked by the same kind of upheaval experienced in other Arab countries, except less so since its longtime president stepped down rather quickly in January 2011.Q Notwithstanding its nuclear submarines, ballistic missiles and spy satellites, France maintains Europes last squadronŽ of military carrier pigeons. Legislator Jean-Pierre Decool lauds the pigeons and cam-paigns for their upgrade, warning that in the event of war or other catastrophe, the birds would be a valuable messaging net-work. (Pigeons have been used at times in the current Syrian civil war.) Until very recently, according to a November Wall Street Journal dispatch, pigeons wearing harnesses had been used by a hospital in Normandy to ferry blood samples to a test-ing lab (a 25-minute flight). AwesomeJason Schall, 38, who has retired as a financial planner and now devotes his energy to fishing, had a spectacular week in September when he won a catch-and-release tournament in Charleston, S.C., came within 1 inches of a world record on another catch, and was notified of recently setting two Nevada state records for largest fish caught. Mr. Schalls coup de grace, he told the Charleston Post and Courier, came a few days later when he caught a redfish while sitting on his living room sofa in Daniel Island, S.C., watching a Clemson football game with a pal. He had run a line with bait through a crack in the door, through his yard into the lake behind his home. Suspicions confirmedResearchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found recently in tests that 10th-grade students who play video games (especially shooting and sports games) regularly score just as high in robotic surgery dexterity as resi-dent doctors. The lead researcher said that surgery simulations (for example, suturing) have built-in unpredictability, for training purposes, but since complex video games are laden with unpredictability, players logging at least two hours a day with the joystick in fact may even slightly outper-form the residents.How drunk do you have to be? Q College student Courtney Malloy, 22, was rescued in November after getting stuck at about 1 a.m. trying to cut between two buildings in Providence, R.I. The space between City Sports and FedEx Kinkos was 8 to 9 inches, said firefighters, who found Ms. Malloy horizontal and about 2 feet off the ground and unableŽ to explain how she got there. Q Leslie Newton, 68, was pulled over by Florida Highway Patrol officers near St. Augustine in December while driving erratically. He also had a portion of a traffic sign embedded in his skull after colliding with it. 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A8 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYpre-conception. The Ancole-Watusi, placid by day, supporting horns that might grow 9 feet across, will dance and kick up dust. The zebra will run riot. Mr. Wolf will, inevitably, be talking about life, death, food and sex. This is really a family attraction, but, needing customers, he has thought of an adult evening tour using night-vision goggles, that might be called Sex After Dark. Tonight, the intruders might glimpse a little pre-mating strutting and preen-ing, but their greatest surprise waits amid a web-work of fencing designed for safety and separation, when, in deep shadow and near-silence, visitors and animals will touch. The newcomers will discover that animals like surprises, too, as long as the surprise of the moment doesnt eat or shoot them. Lights from Lion Countrys adjoining, 55-acre Safari World Amusement Park and its carousel, boat rides and animal encounters wink through the trees. In the parking lot, from the distance, a powerful, deeply subterranean sound envelops the group: the roars of lions. From there, the zebra-striped Ford Bronco that Mr. Wolf is driving throws cones of headlight into adventure. He will not stick to the road. Life with these animals is an everchanging, never-ending story,Ž Mr. Wolf says, and he plucks the padlock from a set of gates through chain-link fencing. Today was the sloth being moved to his new home. We thought he would be a problem, but we got him so used to his keepers that it wasnt a problem. He kind of taught us to go slow.Ž Daylight fades, and the local version of savannah, of an open plain dotted with trees and brush, stretches ahead across 265 acres. With visitors and staff home for the night, he will work backward from the standard four-mile visitor course, pulling up first along-side three islands capped in two-story cabanas. Dandy!Ž Mr. Wolf calls, gently. Swing! Orbit!Ž He is greeting chim-panzees. A few dark figures unlimbered across the straw and lifted their heads. Dandys making her nest for the night,Ž he says, pointing to the near-est cabanas second floor. Thats what they do. They sit and they literally puff it up around them. Theyre not making a padding for a bed. She sleeps on the floor. The nest actually keeps her from rolling around. Swing may have a nest somewhere else, but shes still up and around. So is Orbit. Theyre late-night-ers. Theyre as individual as people. Everybody has a different routine.Ž Baptism under female fireThere, right out there, Terry Wolf is saying, pointing to the island just beyond, is where the females surround-ed him, ready to tear him apart. The male grabbed him first. He had come here, right to this spot when he was 19 in the summer of 1969. Early on, he says, he was paid $1.70 an hour literally to watch paint dry „ to make sure no one sat on benches he had just painted. Then, he was assigned to pilot a boat ride around the attrac-tions lagoon. He looked up the animals he saw in the Larousse Encyclopedia and started to narrate his tours, and his popularity led to new hands-on assign-ments. They told me, Go and take care of the chimps, by myself, in a boat, go over to the chimp island, and I had never been introduced to any of them,Ž he says. I had watched a guy do it, one time. Nobody came out to train me or introduce me. They gave me a bag of Monkey Chow. The chimps threw me all over the island. I did not know how powerful they were. I had dealt with cats, I knew they were tough. Im not a little guy. I came up in the boat, and the male stood there and looked at me, like, Dude, youre very messed up, and he just grabbed the end of the boat and started running, this aluminum boat with 200 pounds of me, across the island. And all the other chimps are screaming and hollering and chasing us. He stopped in the middle of the island, and all I saw were these faces coming at me. The females were decid-ing which piece of me they want to rip off first. The male pushes them all out of the way, grabs me by the shirt, lifts me up over his head and throws me, right into the middle of the canal. This 160-pound chimp threw 200 pounds of me 30 feet, and it was the best thing that ever hap-pened to me. I hit the water feeling like Brer Rabbit just thrown into the briar patch, because chimps dont chase into the water, and the male knew that. He saved my life. The next day, I behaved a lot different.ŽIn the years since, the whole culture has changed, too. As a drive-through preserve for exotic animals, Lion Coun-try Safari „ which inspired five similar attractions under the same banner that extended from California to Virginia „ was among the first of its kind. Now, it is among the last. By the early 90s, the other Lion Countrys, plagued variously by recession, gasoline price hikes, too much debt and too few cus-tomers, went under. The San Diego Zoos Safari Park, Fossil Rim in Texas and the live-animal attrac-tions of Busch Gardens, and a half dozen safari parks overseas, still mirror the Lion Country experience. The influence of the Lion Country idea of a cage-less zoo,Ž offering drive-through views of animals living in habitat and with a life-style as close to native as possible, has helped change zoos everywhere. Now, its staff and overseers hope, it is also changing views about animals in the wild, how they congregate, reproduce, act, live. What the Safari is selling, more than anything, Mr. Wolf says, is learning, a direct experience. They hope to tap the passions „ and profits „ of envi-ronmental awareness. His own learning, face-to-face with animals and crowds coming to see them, gives him a wellspring. Youve got to educate and entertain,Ž he says. I learned the hard way. The good way.Ž Master of the domainThough hes not on an endangeredspecies list, Terry Wolf might belong there, too. As a keeper and adminis-trator, Mr. Wolf seems every bit as much a throwback. He is a tinkerer, an innovator, a problem-solver, a cohort and resource for a staff of almost 190 in peak season, on-call for any emer-gency. He never went to college, but he helps teach doctors of veterinary medicine. He has designed many of the animal facilities himself. Even in dark-ness he sees, if not with acuity of a lion or hawk, at least with the sharpened eyes of more than 40 years of living and working with exotic animals and of dealing with the most volatile and fickle creature of all. People,Ž he says. Theyre the toughest animal.Ž Beyond the first gates, the Bronco noses into the area called the Serengeti Plains, after the famed grasslands of central Africa. Within minutes the last daylight fades, and eyes appear. Rays of light „ from the Broncos headlights and the flash unit with pho-tographer John Sessas camera „ decry a field of colored orbs: the reflective layer behind the eyes of antelope, then of wildebeest, then of zebras. The hoof stock stare a moment, then shift away. These guys, Mr. Wolf says, dont curl up for the night. With wildebeest and zebra,Ž he says, youre lucky if you can get those animals to sleep more than an hour a day. Ostriches will sleep maybe four hours a day. The giraffe are the worst. They sleep maybe 20 minutes a day.Ž Lions, by contrast, might sleep 20 hours a day. During the other four „ in nature, at least „ watch out! When youre a lion, you go after the weak. Somebody thats got a broken leg or an injured leg or somebody that cant keep up, either too old or too young. Thats the lions job, to remove those sick or injured animals from the population. Thats why all the animals in Africa look beautiful ... because the lions kill you if youre not beautiful. In captivity, some of my animals are not so beautiful, because theyre old. I have this argument with people all the time. That one doesnt look very healthy. Well, shes 75 years old. I dont look the same way that I did when I was 40, either. They think we must be doing something wrong. The fact is, were doing something so right that these animals are living three times as long as they do in the wild.Ž Here, as the name proclaims, lions are still the big draw. On this night, Mr. Wolf says with apologies, or on any other night, no lions will be stalking prey. At dusk, even as the kings and queens of beasts loudly announce a night of hunting (or at least a few min-utes of eating), they are enticed from their fields through a series of fenced-in enclosures to the spacious lion house, 100-by-40 feet, where they have learned to recline. The pride, though, still stands and actively endures. By day, seen from the windows of sl owly pas sing gapermobiles, they mostly nap, but most gapers still hit the brakes at the sight of them. This, Terry Wolf says, is a REAL pride, a large group mostly of females; not a pair of lions slapped together in some unfortunate and mistaken effort to procreate, but a group that takes care of each other, right down to the babies. They and the shaggy males will sound off again soon. When I built the lion section, the one thing that made me the most ner-vous was how close it was to the KOA (Lion Countrys campground, with 234 sites), because I know how noisy lions are. Two oclock in the morning they sound off, and it just rocks your world. The people over there love it! People fight for those campsites. People will say, What was that recording you were playing last night? Thats not a recording. Thats the real deal.Ž Still, Mr. Wolf promises plenty of action. Past nightfall, many of the ani-mals shift up a gear, and most of them will see you before you see them, or hear you, or smell you. In a contest of senses, no human intruder can begin to WILDFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOCustomers can get up close and personal with the many animals in Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee.COURTESY PHOTOA plains zebra with a young one in tow. Lion Country lists its zebra herd as the largest in North America.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 NEWS A9 match the animals eyes and ears and noses, or their closer attachment to the core of living itself. Consider, he says, as the party approaches a lone impala, the pri-mal urge. Thats a bachelor impala,Ž he says. With the breeding herd of impala, we create this thing called the bachelor herd. Male antelope hate each other when a females around.Ž Using a popular bar and restaurant in nearby Loxahatchee as an example, Mr. Wolf says, You walk in there at night, guys are around playing pool. If theres not a girl in there, no problem. A pretty girl walks in, and a fistfight will break out every time. Its the same way with every one of these animals. You only need one male. These are the rest of the impalas. This is a bachelor herd, and as long as theres no girls in here, these guys get along just fine.Ž In moments, a dozen other impala step into view, and they move away with a few elegant leaps, their grace belying their speed. In a single leap, they can span 30 feet forward and nine feet in the air, and they reach 50 mph. The visitors, riding their mobile viewer, are going about 5 mph. On standard day tours, most visitors choose to listen to a tour CD, offering a backdrop of animal calls and a litany of facts that narrate their passage from one section to another: Las Pampas and its tapirs and rheas to the lions of Gorongosa Reserve to Ruaha National Park with its impala and kudu to the Serengeti pounding with zebra and wildebeest and ostrich to the gemsbok and Nile lechwe of the Kalahari Bush-veldt to the Gir Forests blackbuck and Asiatic water buffalo to the giraffe and zebra and white rhino of the Hwange National Park. Mr. Wolfs narrative is more personal, more passionate. He can only begin to unpack his rucksack of stories, hard-earned: the demands of keeping animals safe and at home, of patrolling inner facilities and outer fences, during a hurricane; the danger to animals and staff alike with tranquilizer darts and discovering better ways of caring for animals; the giraffe that kept trying to mate with Volkswagen Beetles (I could never understand the attraction,Ž Mr. Wolf says. Peopled be screaminƒ.Ž); the time a lion closed her jaws around his lower leg. That last tale invites a long discussion about how, when confronting a predator in the wild, to avoid being swallowed. Theres an online video now of a woman hugging her lion,Ž he says. That is SO misleading. Theres a new clip out, some dancer was doing some-thing with a cat, doing some dance with a cat in the background, 300, 400 pounds, a cat that been used for shoots like that all his life. Boy, he took her down! A guy on the leash couldnt stop the cat. The dancer got busted ribs and hurt her back; shes lucky shes alive. These predators have, like, switches in their brain, and there are certain things that flip that switch, and you cant stop it. The certain switches include turning your back; she was doing that, turning her back. Thats how cats show they want to play. Ill turn my back and youll jump on my back. Then if you scream, boom, that switch goes off and they bite harder. If you run ... Whos not gonna run? The proper way to act is, look em right in the eye and come right at em. I had a lion grab my leg and try to pull me inside (the compound), and the only thing that saved me was my training as a dog handler. I make jokes about that. My mom had a poodle shop. I was the groom. I had to bathe and groom about 25 to 30 dogs a day. It took me awhile, dealing with poodles, little dogs that nip. The teeth bend in. If you try to pull out, they close on you. Chows are the worst. Dont pull out. Push in. Ill feed you my arm. They open right up. That lion did the same thing. I put my boot right down his throat. And his mouth opened up and he didnt come at me again.Ž Terry Wolf is not just a host but a teacher and a storyteller, possessed of colossal memory, good humor, promi-nent stature and an announcers voice. For those accustomed to glossed-over, image-driven, manicured marketing, he also seems unusually honest. Of fencing installed between lions and vehicles, to protect both and conform to law, he says, It sucks.Ž Of some decisions to sell off animals, he says, Not my choice.Ž Staying true to his missionMr. Wolf has plenty to tell, about the survival of wild and endangered ani-mals in a humanity-lorded ecosphere thats swallowing their habitat, about the endurance, amid pressing develop-ment and multi-media hype and com-merce, of Lion Country itself. Hemmed in by liability laws, constrained by dictums from the state and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sensitive to the growing host of animal rights groups, attractions such as Lion County have had to change their game. In the Safaris early days, he recalls, excitements ranged more widely. Staff members would throw meat on top of vehicles, and lions would follow. People loved it,Ž he says. Now, in a more limited but still open space, in a more natural grouping, he says, the lions are healthier and happier. He likes to think that the staff who endured are, too. When the other Lion Countrys failed, Mr. Wolf says, the owner had the sad duty of laying off employees and clos-ing the parks. Mr. Wolf himself helped close the facility in Texas, where he had worked as wildlife director. None of them wants to go through that again. As much as it has ever belonged to anyone, this last Lion Country might be his. Terry Wolf first set foot here more than 40 years ago, and he is still learn-ing, hands-on, he says, every day. I know things,Ž he says, that you dont learn in school.Ž At the moment, he is teaching night school, and the next lesson rises from sleeping positions under a tree, fans of feathers moving away between spindly legs and up-curving neck. This, he says, is the largest bird alive, topping off as high as 9 feet. It can run 40 mph and kick you into next week. Everybody loves the ostrich,Ž Mr. Wolf says. Theyre attracted to people in the cars. Its an illusion. People think, oh, they like people. No. Its all about food and self-recognition. They see their reflection and kind of see another bird and think, What are you doing? Invariably someone inside taps on the glass, and the ostriches have a pecking reflex, so its back-and-forth.Ž He and his co-workers operate mostly at ground-level, hands-on. Some operations can be dangerous, especially when an animals in trouble. Its not like on Animal Planet; Oh, theres a sick animal, lets dart it!Ž he says. Theres so much involved in darting an animal; that should be the last thing on the list. On these guys here, we put a dart in them with drugs in it, Ill want it to be a critical thing. They better be dying or about to die, because we may kill them through that process. ƒ The drugs we use to knock the biggest of these guys down, its called carfentanil, is a thousand times more potent than street-grade heroin. You cannot get a drop of it on your skin, or youre going to Palms West Hospital.ŽBattle for entertainment buck In the late 70s, Lion Country was drawing more than a million visitors a year. Now, Mr. Wolf says, the staff works hard to attract half that number. With the opening of Disney World near Orlando and the growth of other attrac-tions around it, Floridas epicenter of family attractions shifted north. Some were hard-hit; another family attrac-tion in Loxahatchee, Wannado City, just closed in January. Being for-profit is a real struggle,Ž Mr. Wolf says. Were competing not only with zoos but Disney and Butterfly World and the museum. We comRides & AttractionsAnimal Exhibits Food Shopping SeasonalWheelchair AccessibleLimited Accessibility Animal Encounters Lake Shanalee BUY YOUR ANNUAL PASSES HEREMain Office/Administration Vehicle Rentals Parking Safari Through Again Emergency Exit Emergency Exit 33 Outpost Gift Shop 34 Main Restaurant 35 Curio Gift Shop 36 Carvel Snack Shop 37 Lion’s Den Gift Shop 38 Safari Snacks 39 Splash Hut 40 T-Shirt Hut 30 Safari Splash Water Playground Ferris Wheel 29 Giraffe Feeding 31 Petting Zoo Animal DemonstrationTheater Event Pavilion 32 El Paso Kiddie Train Safari Maze Miniature Golf BulwagisFlying Adventure Carousel Safari Queen Paddle Boat Rides Lory Bird Feeding 6 Fish Feeding 13 Lory Bird Feeding 24 Petting Zoo 31 Giraffe Feeding 43 Budgie Feeding Gem & Fossil Panning FishFeeding Camel Rides (Seasonal) 49 2 Squirrel Monkey & Hornbill 4 Spider Monkey 5 Sarus Crane 7 Siamang 8 Flamingo 19 Burmese Python 20 Tortoise 21 Macaw 22 Iguana 26 Alligator 44 Ground Hornbill 45 Porcupine 47 Parrot Exhibit Education Station During severe weather conditions, including lightening alert s, rides and some attractions will be closed until safe to reop en. Occasionally some rides and attractions are closed for maintenance o r other circumstances. 1 Picnic Area 3 Nature Walk 9 Carousel 10 Safari Queen 11 Paddle Boat Rides 12 Prehistoric Animals 14 Remote Control Boats 16 Miniature Golf 17 Bulwagi’s Flying Adventure 18 Coin Operated Kiddie Rides 23 Animal Demonstration Theater 25 Gem & Fossil Panning 27 Safari Maze 28 El Paso Kiddie Train 29 Ferris Wheel 30 Safari Splash Water Playground 32 Reserved Event Pavilion 41 Safari Fun Slide 42 Water Wars 48 Education Station 49 Camel Rides TelephoneATM KennelsAnnual Pass Sales Hand Washing StationStroller RentalsWheelchair RentalsGuest Services Rest Rooms First AidIcon GuideRefreshments 1 2 4 7 9 10 12 13 16 17 18 20 22 23 24 26 27 28 8 11 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 3 40 44 5 21 19 14 43 25 45 Water Wars (Seasonal) 42 6 47 48 Safari Fun Slide 41 Entrance/ExitTo Giraffe Feeding & Safari SplashTo Petting Zoo & Animal TheaterParkingBudgie FeedingTo Main Attractions We would love to hear about your adventure while on safari! 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A10 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYpete with the beach. We have to try to bring in dollars and keep it new.Ž So they enhance the 55-acre walk-through Amusement Park, introduce giraffe-feeding and a camel ride, try out a water slide. The heart of Lion Country Safari, though, remains on its plains, among the animals. Multimedia circuses „ well, the whole ersatz tourist industry „ spawned first by P.T. Barnum and the Ringling Brothers and Buffalo Bill and then amplified to crazy heights by Disney and Universal Studios and through all the digital and handheld michigas, can make a drive through Lion Country seem a little, well, tame. It isnt, and, Mr. Wolf says, thats the point. Its alive, not Memorex. The animals really do, within their fenced limits, have the run of the place. In daylight, the giraffes really are slow-stepping past your car; those really are wildebeest jumping and dancing side-ways on either side; you really do have to stop to let a rhino or two cross the road ahead, or risk getting swarmed by zebra. There the zebra are, white stripes in the darkness, just ahead; a large herd of plains zebra, with a young one in tow. Lion Country lists its zebra herd as the largest in North America. With its lookalike striping, the Bronco might seem to sneak among the zebras. It doesnt. The striped con-gregation proceeds on full alert, heads turned, reflexes ready. When were driving through in this vehicle, were a big white buffalo,Ž Mr. Wolf says. We have the zebra stripes, but they dont look on us as a zebra. They kind of do, but it all changes when I step out. See? Every eyeball is now on me. They dont run away. They stay at a distance, though, because I just became a predator. If youre a buf-falo, I can drive right up on you, OK?Ž He adds this, too: I talk to people about the zebra, for example, that they are a true wild horse. But only true horsemen, horse people, understand what Im talking about when I say theyre one of the meanest creatures God ever created.Ž In moments, in half-gallop alongside the Rover, the zebra and an entourage of wildebeest approach a narrow pas-sage between gates. They flicker in the dark like shadows. Now,Ž Mr. Wolf says, theyre gonna run.Ž Nearing the narrows, they explode into full gallop, thundering in the dark. A blade of grass, he says, wouldnt stand a chance. How would a human do? We have a very good record with our animals, and weve never lost a lion outside the fence and never had a per-son killed here by a lion,Ž he says. Any incident, he knows, quickly expands in the media echo-chamber. Nationwide, many hundreds of people care for many thousands of exotic ani-mals, with millions of daily contacts, and the animals are seen fairly close up by many millions more. One tragic mauling of a worker or a death, like that of a man attacked on Christmas 2007 in San Francisco by a tiger who leaped a moat that stood for 40 years, might linger in the media and in the public memory for decades. The death of a favorite animal, meanwhile, can excite remorse and angst, as when Lion Countrys Mort, then the oldest male giraffe in America, died in 2006 at age 27. Mr. Wolf knows, he says, that their most cherished resident, Lit-tle Mama, a chimpanzee thought to be more than 70 years old and a favorite of Jane Goodall, cant last much longer, though he hopes she does. People dont expect animals in zoos to die,Ž Mr. Wolf says. They act kind of surprised. And theres a negative connotation about death; you must be doing something wrong, the animal died. Well, theyre supposed to die at certain times. ƒ The fact is, from the minute youre born, your body is dying.Ž He doesnt mean it as a downer. He is, he says, a natural optimist, some-thing he learned growing up on the farm in Ohio. If he werent, he says, he couldnt stay in this business. Any-way, so many animals are born at Lion Country that the scales seem tipped to the sunny side. Just since August, almost a dozen animal babies, includ-ing a greater kudu and two blackbucks, have stepped onstage, and the eland nursery is busy. Those births, he says, are part of an evolving role for zoos and safari parks. They should not be thought of, he says, as offspring of Noahs Ark. In the 70s and 80s, zoos were expected to hold inventories of ani-mals to repopulate the world,Ž he says. When these animals get wiped off the planet, zoos will have backup. Not true. Ninety-eight per cent of all animals that are endangered are endangered because of habitat loss, not because of poaching. Not because of hunting, of being wiped off the planet by us. Its because were taking their land. We try to promote eco-tourism, but as far as sustainability goes right now, its trying to educate the public about what conservation is and how impor-tant it is, to keep our stock healthy and happy, not to repopulate the earth but to keep us, our population, sustainable, so we have something to show people and not have to take from the wild. Were active in efforts that promote habitat sustainability and public educa-tion. Its a big job.ŽStimulating the flockAnimals, meanwhile, can show a startling capacity for learning themselves. Giving them another piece of food, thats not enriching. Giving a chimpan-zee a puzzle so he can solve the puzzle, thats enriching. They need social structure to live their lives they way its supposed to be. And giraffesƒ. Weve put up a browse tree,Ž Mr. Wolf says, with a two-gallon water bottle that we drill holes in, and the giraffe have to stick their tongue in there and grab a piece of fruit and pull it out of the bottle. Which they do very well, because they have a prehensile tongue. They have to work their tongue to get that piece of fruit, and that keeps them busy, and now theyre not bored, chewing on the trees and biting each other.Ž Left on their own, they might like to nip at customers. One of the big attractions in the Amusement Park, now, is giraffe-feeding. Fifteen years before that became the thing to do,Ž Mr. Wolf says. I was telling them to build it, because I had a couple of giraffes that were really homed in on people. My buddy, Pat Quinn, did it up at Pensacola. Then another guy, Brian Hunt, was doing it up in Ohio. Both of these guys had Lion Country connections, but these guys knew and I talked to them, so we built it, knowing full well that giraffe dont like people. Just because you offer food, most animals might come and try it, but theyre not going to stick around and be buddies with you. They dont like anything about us. It took thousands of years for us to train dogs not to run when they see us. And dogs are wonderful things that we have bred to be wonderful animals. Theyre so different than wolves. We forget that. The giraffe, everything we do screams predator,Ž which is something they want to avoid. Not only that, but we smell really bad, and scent is very important to animals. On top of that, we have these really obnoxious chil-dren that scream at everything. The noise! Its very disconcerting.Ž On this night, the stampede of zebra and wildebeest has passed. They find that thundering gap, he says, because the staff has opened the night gate. Pinched in the narrows, they run full tilt. Giraffes, tallest of mammals, abundant by day, have shifted to other fields. Visitors, he says, love the giraffes and still wish for elephants. They found them here, until 2006, when the own-ers decided to save the aggravation and expense. Caring for a single elephant can cost up to $40,000 a year. They are known, too, to kill their keepers. Their nearest relatives still wait ahead „ Lion Country Safaris bulkiest residents, and its greatest success. Nobody, anywhere, has succeeded in breeding the endangered white rhino better than Mr. Wolf and his co-work-ers. As the rhinos approach, they blot out the light behind them with their torsos. The vague backlight defines the scimitar-jut of their moving single horns, brandished above snouts that eagerly push forward. Didnt we see this scene in that John Wayne movie, Hatari!,Ž where the angry black rhino butts the heros four-wheeler sideways? What follows is a massive but gentle push forward and airy snuffles, little puffs of air from the nostrils meant to return the intruders odor. Its because they cant see real well,Ž Mr. Wolf says. Thats why some rhinos charge, too.Ž Then the first of two little ones, Jazzy, pushes through the crowd. The flat of Jazzys head, down from the ears and between the eyes, feels rough, like a horsehair sofa. It softens toward the tip of her nose. She nuzzles into the scratching. Here is where Terry Wolf shows his most emphatic feeling. The white was one species we thought we were going to save,Ž he says. The numbers were coming back up, everything was going good. Until this year. This year, our economy is in the toilet, the Chinese economy is booming. The Chinese believe you are what you eat, and they go after rhino horn because they think its an aphro-disiac. Their horn is made of keratin, the same as your hair. You might as well sweep up the barbershop floor and make a tea out of that. Some really bad men were caught last year lacing the rhino horn with Viagra. The Chinese intelligent people know this is wrong. The backwards people do it, and some of them now have disposable income and theyre spending it, on tiger bones and bear gall-bladders and rhino horns. More rhinos have been poached this year than in the last 12 years combined. Theyre flying into Botswana in heli-copters, the Chinese mafia, off of ships in the Indian Ocean ƒ shoot the rhino, cut off its horn and fly out. That horn that John just took a picture of right there, thats worth a quarter of a mil-lion dollars. Rhino horn in China sells for more than $1,800 an ounce. The average horn is about 10 or 15 pounds. Theres no rescue from laws. The Chi-nese government will never listen to us. ...They dont want to hear our opin-ions.Ž For Mr. Wolfs part, Weve had 32 white rhinos born here. The only zoo thats close to that is the San Diego Wild Animal Park, and I tell Randy (Randy Reiches, the Henshaw Cura-tor of Mammals at the San Diego Zoos Wild Animal Park) that he cheats. Hes brought in several pregnant females. These are all young animals. They started breeding here and we kept em breeding here.Ž In a few moments, the other youngster, Lainie, pushes her nose under his hand. Theyre good kids,Ž Mr. Wolf says. You get attached to em.Ž Knowing, deep in us, that we are sprouted from the same branch of the tree of life, knowing that we will never tap fully into what they feel but that we will always share in where they come from, knowing that we, the dominant species, have to both consume and care for them, knowing that what we call nature is more indifferent than cruel, we might invest, Mr. Wolf suggests, in fuller contact, in better learning. And, maybe, in taking care of and being hon-est with each other. What I would like people to know ... I dont really want them to love the animals. I want them to respect the animals. You can love your wife, but if you dont respect her, she isnt going to stick around very long. Its the same with animals. If you dont respect em, you usually end up mistreating them or having misconceptions about em. A lion is a lion, its not something you keep as a pet. A macaw is a very color-ful tropical bird that lives for 70 years. You take it on as a pet, you better leave it to somebody in your will. Its going to outlive you.Ž He may seem a guide, a caregiver, a designer and builder, but one role stands out. If youre not an educator here,Ž Mr. Wolf says, youre wasting your time.Ž The next day, he will lead a runthrough for a commercial shoot, then go over plans for the chimpanzees annual holiday encounter with Santa. Then … after answering staff and public questions… he will be out again. Out here, each day, each night, he says, brings its own surprises. Some of us, he adds, discover that surprise is the stuff of life. And our fellow crea-tures, two-footed and four, deliver it. Q WILDFrom page 10 COURTESY PHOTOLions, unlike most other animals in Lion County, might sleep 20 hours a day.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 NEWS A11Ohio company designed sought-after pieces Roseville Pottery was founded in Roseville, Ohio, in 1890. A second Roseville plant opened in nearby Zanesville in 1898. Early Roseville pieces were decorated with handwork, including sgraffito designs. Sgraffito is a method of scratching or carv-ing a design into wet clay. Roseville vases with sgraffito designs are the most expensive Roseville vases today. Later pieces were molded, and many were made with raised decorations of flowers and fruit. Almost every piece was marked with some form of the word RosevilleŽ or RozaneŽ (a combination of the names of the two cities where the potterys plants were located). But be careful. Other potter-ies in the town of Roseville used the word RosevilleŽ in their marks, and there are many modern fakes of old Roseville vases. A vase covered with raised fish designed in 1906 by Fred-erick Hurten Rhead, the companys art director, sold for $3,125 at a June 2012 Rago Arts auction in Lambert-ville, N.J. It was marked GAŽ by the unknown artist who carved the fish. An almost identical vase marked EDŽ is known. There was a set pattern for the artists to follow for these vases, part of a Roseville line called Della Robbia.ŽQ: Im trying to find information on the C.M. Bott Fur-niture Co. of Buffalo, N.Y. I have a piece by the company and cant find any infor-mation. Can you help? A: C.M. Bott Furniture Co. was founded by Charles M. Bott and was in business in Buffalo, N.Y., from 1914 to about 1931. The com-pany specialized in making moderately priced dining-room furniture.Q: We have a Cheerful Oak stove made by Channon-Emery Stove Co. Its stamped with the number 1900, which may be the year of manufac-ture. Can you give us an idea of the stoves value? Its not in good condi-tion.A: The Channon-Emery Stove Co. was founded in about 1880 by Joseph Emery and William Channon. The company, located in Quincy, Ill., man-ufactured various types of heating and cooking stoves and ranges. The Cheerful Oak model is listed as a heaterŽ in an 1895 is sue of The Metal Worker, a trade journal. The Cheerful Oak was made in three sizes and was designed to burn wood or coal. Your stove, if in poor condition, would sell for about $300.Q: I read an article about old collectible cere-al boxes in the Farmers Forum of Fargo, N.D. I have two Wheat-ies boxes pic-turing the 1987 World Cham-pion Minnesota Twins. Both boxes are in per-fect shape and have never been opened. What are they worth?A: A friend has one of the 1987 boxes, too. A single box, even in perfect condi-tion, would sell for $10 to $15. If you decide to hold on to your Twins boxes, store them in archival bags. Open the boxes carefully from the bottom and empty out the cereal to prevent damage from insects.Q: I found a large platter in my basement. I dont know where it came from. Its white with a thin decorative border and the letters U.S.L.H.S.Ž at the top. It is 13 by 19 inches and is marked on the back James M. Shaw & Co., New York.Ž Theres also a sec-ond mark I cant make out. Any infor-mation would be appreciated. A: The initials on your platter stand for the United States Light-house Service, which was formed in 1910. It merged with the U.S. Coast Guard in 1939. The Lighthouse Ser-vice maintained all the lighthouses in the United States. Three different patterns of dinnerware were made for the Lighthouse Service, each by a different manufacturer. Your plat-ter is in one of the first two patterns made. The mark you cant read is probably the manufacturers mark. James M. Shaw & Co. was a New York City distributor that was bought by Nathan Straus in 1936. So your plate was probably made between 1910 and 1936. Value: about $1,000 because it was made for the Lighthouse Service.Tip: Never wash a tobacco felt.Ž The small flannel flags and other flannel premiums were packed with cigarettes in the early 1900s. They lose value if washed. 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 e-mail 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, (Name of this newspaper), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. KOVELS: ANTIQUES p R o n N b terry COURTESY PHOTO This vase is decorated with fish carved into the clay, so the designs are raised. 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A14 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY #VSOT3PBEr1BMN#FBDI(BSEFOTt One of HealthGrades Americas 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care(tm) for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013) Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013) Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has been serving northern Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast for almost 40 years. Your local hospital emergency room is working together with 107 local physicians representing over 14 specialities. Our $13.6 million Emergency Department expansion oers an additional 9,537 sq. ft., 20 private exam rooms with at screen televisions, and technology such as Bedside Registration & Triage to help increase patient comfort and reduce waiting time, Med-Host tracking system providing up to the minute patient and test status, as well as a Digital Picture Communications System providing access to lm-based radiological images, interpretations and related data immediately. All of this means is the new Emergency Department continues a long tradition of providing high-quality, personalized medical services to our community. Call 561.625.5070 to receive your free rst aid kit. IN THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY SETTING THE IN I navigate them through the system and help them with appointments and prioritizing,Ž says Ms. Armstrong. I help them get their tests moved up, aid them in the referral process, educate them on their diagnosis explaining what the process is like and what to expect from chemo and radiation.Ž Ms. Armstrong creates a care plan and consolidates all medical information into one document that helps facilitate their movement through the health care system. She says the communitys sup-port of the clinic has been incredible.Ž I help patients get wigs at the right time so they are cut to the right length,Ž explains Ms. Armstrong. We take photos and find a wig that looks exactly the same as their hair. If they cant afford a wig, the American Cancer Society will give them one free. I have someone in the community who volunteers her time and cuts the wigs for free.Ž The Survivorship Clinic came about when Dr. Dass, who has practiced in the county for 20 years, was struck by how after-treatment patients were confused and insecure about what came next. After six or eight weeks of treatment they would look at me and say now what?Ž he says. Who should I call if the pain comes back? These patients have issues that often go unaddressed like chronic fatigue that prevents them from functioning prop-erly on the job. Some need psychosocial counseling. There was a need for a place where they could go to get help.Ž Patients can call the clinic anytime for information; help in submitting insur-ance claims or to understand their reac-tions to treatment. I can get to their doctor quicker,Ž says Ms. Armstrong. I am persistent and I am a redhead.ŽThe clinic also provides help for family member through couples support group, spouse groups and even a group that deals with chemo brain.ŽDr. Dass says he believes the clinic will play a significant role in helping patients improve their day-to-day lives and simple joy in living. It all comes from the top,Ž he says. If they are happy and unconcerned about cancer they will feel better. We try and take the stress away. It is 100 percent mind over matter.Ž An altruistic enterprise, the clinic will not generate income. There was a definite need but no one wanted to address it because there was no money to be made,Ž says Dr. Dass. We have to complete the circle. There are patients out there who are cancer free, but mentally they are not cancer free. Our job is to get them back to their original life and to stay mentally and physically healthy.Ž Q CLINICFrom page 1 Survivorship Clinic3355 Burns Road, Suite 105Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 33410(561) COURTESY PHOTOCulinary specialist Brigitte Cox teaches cooking classes at the Survivorship Clinic.“I navigate them through the system and help them with appointments and prioritizing.” — Judy Armstrong, oncological nurse practitioner


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 NEWS A15 UF researchers: Understanding pancreas weight may help unlock cause of Type 1 diabetes BY APRIL FRAWLEY BIRDWELL Special to Florida WeeklyPeople at risk for Type 1 diabetes may have fewer insulin-producing betaŽ cells than people not at risk, a finding that could help researchers shed light on what causes the disease, a new Uni-versity of Florida study shows. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association last month, revealed that people at risk for Type 1 diabetes had smaller pancreases than people who were not at risk. This is the first time this has been noted,Ž said Martha Campbell-Thomp-son, a professor in the UF College of Medicine department of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine. We still dont know what causes Type 1 diabetes, but if people have fewer beta cells to begin with, other confounding factors such as a virus or genetics could help push them over into having clinical diabetes. There are a lot of possibilities.Ž Type 1 diabetes occurs when the bodys immune system begins attacking its own beta cells in the pancreas, which are responsible for producing insulin the body needs to convert sugar into energy. The beta cells stop producing insulin, often beginning in childhood. Because of this, patients must take insu-lin for the rest of their lives. This differs from the more common Type 2 diabe-tes, which often can be prevented and treated through lifestyle changes, such as improved diet and increased exercise.Although genetics plays a big role, researchers still dont know what trig-gers this autoimmune attack, and after it begins, there is no going back, said Camp-bell-Thompson, director of the pathology core for the Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes, or nPOD, a human pancreas biorepository housed within the UF Diabetes Center of Excellence.In the current study, Ms. CampbellThompson and colleagues at the City of Hope National Medical Center exam-ined 164 pancreases from adult organ donors, including those with auto-anti-bodies linked to an increased risk for Type 1 diabetes. After examining the organs and comparing them with con-trol samples, the researchers discov-ered that the people at risk for Type 1 diabetes had pancreases roughly three-fourths the size of those of patients not at risk for the disease. In addition, patients already diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes had pancreases about half the size of control samples, Campbell-Thompson said. Had they not become organ donors, these people might have eventually developed Type 1 diabetes, so we were trying to carefully characterize their pancreases and their insulin-producing cells to see what was going on. A simple part of that was just weighing the pan-creas when we got it,Ž she said. As we got more and more of these donors, a trend started showing up that these pancreases weighed less. They weighed lower than normal controls.Ž The ultimate goal of the research, and nPOD, which provides pancreas samples to researchers across the country, is to first understand how the pancreas works and then uncover new and better ways to not only treat Type 1 diabe-tes, but also to prevent it. Thanks to nPODs valuable and rapidly grow-ing collection of pancreas samples and other tissues, its team of researchers was able to examine, for the first time, the pancreas weight of those at risk for developing Type 1 diabetes,Ž said Teodora Staeva, program director for immune therapies at JDRF, the leading foundation focused on advancing Type 1 diabetes research, which funded the study. The findings raise significant questions about the development and progression of Type 1 diabetes.Ž Obtaining and analyzing human pancreas samples has proved crucial for researchers because mouse models used to uncover new treatments for Type 1 diabetes are no longer considered good examples of the disease in humans. There are major differences between human Type 1 diabetes and the animal models,Ž Ms. Campbell-Thompson said. Its really changing some of our ideas about when this autoimmune attack might occur, and we still dont know all the players.Ž The researchers now hope to take the study a step further by using nonin-vasive methods such as magnetic reso-nance imaging, or MRI, to gauge pan-creas size in live patients. This could really change some of the ideas we have about Type 1 diabe-tes,Ž Ms. Campbell-Thompson said. By understanding how it develops we can think of new ways to treat it.Ž Q HEALTHY LIVINGKnow the difference between a complaint and a criticismBeth was ripping mad. (Details have been changed.) Her husband Matt was in the family room watching football with his three brothers. She and her sisters-in-law were in the kitchen cleaning the mess. She shot him dagger looks, but he was too absorbed in the game to even notice. Beth had told Matt before the company arrived that she expected him to help. After all, they were entertaining HIS family. But, typical Matt, he totally disregarded her wishes. Later that night, Beth laced into Matt: I knew this would happen! You never think of me, or the family. You didnt help me at all today and hardly spent any time with your nieces or nephews, but that doesnt seem to matter to you. You were so busy watching football you didnt bother with any of them. Youre so selfish and only think of yourself.Ž In fact, Matt was a caring family man. Despite a demanding job, he was devoted to Beth and their children. He not only made a genuine effort to spend quality time with his family, but he also tried his best to help with the household responsibilities. In her heart, Beth knew Matt to be loyal and considerate, but when she got tired or overwhelmed, or saw Matt relaxing when he could be lending a hand, her emotions took over. What Beth really wanted was for Matt to be more supportive of her and understanding of her needs. What invariably happened instead was an ugly tirade of accusations that spiraled out of control. There are many different approaches to letting our loved ones know when were angry, hurt or disappointed. Many of us, when were experiencing dif-ficult emotions, dont choose the most productive course of action to address whats bothering us. Often, in the moment, we act with anger, volatility or criticism, putting our loved ones on the defensive. Dr. John Gottman is a famous researcher who revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous sci-entific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in great detail. In fact, in his best-selling book titled The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work,Ž Dr. Gottman and his colleagues claim they can predict, with greater than 90 percent accuracy, which mar-riages will survive and which will not. He describes at length the common occurrences that threaten the intimacy in many marriages. Dr. Gottman emphasizes that the way we start a conversation is critical to the outcome of the interaction. When theres what Dr. Gottman calls the harsh start-upŽ „ a sharp tone of voice or a sarcastic or belittling demeanor „ its unlikely well achieve positive resolution. Instead, we initiate an interaction that is demean-ing and disheartening, leaving us feeling frustrated and alone. Dr. Gottman warns that criticism and contempt are deadly to any relationship. He notes, You will always have some complaints about the person you live with. But theres a world of difference between a complaint and a criticism. A complaint only addresses the specific action at which your spouse failed. A criticism is more global „ it adds on some negative words about your mates character or personality. A complaint focuses on a specific behavior, but a criti-cism ups the ante by throwing in blame and general character assassination.Ž He adds: Heres a recipe: To turn any complaint into a criticism, just add my favorite line: What is wrong with you?Ž So, lets be honest. How many of us criticize our loved ones or treat them with contempt when were angry? Do we point a finger or accuse him or her of being lazy, stupid or worse? Over time, frequent critical interactions can lead to an estranged relationship filled with contempt. Sadly, in such situations, both parties are often longing for close-ness and understanding, but the pattern of relating critically pushes these goals further away. Many times, its our pride that leads us to act critically or contemptuously and gets in the way of improving our relationships. Its important to remem-ber that we all have a deep need to be admired and respected. When we believe we are being disrespected, unappreciated or otherwise justified in feeling angry, we may assume an indig-nant stance that is perceived as hostile, putting the other person on the defen-sive. If, instead, we take care to speak to our loved ones in a respectful, caring way, we open the door to more open, straightforward conversations. Of course, there are occasions when we must bring up negative or upsetting topics. However, when we find a way to let our partners know we are reasonable and open to their point of view, they often soften and are more receptive to hearing from us. Many of us are so busy focusing on the deficiencies in our relationships that we miss a key oppor-tunity to strengthen our bonds. If our loved ones believe their efforts are not valued, they may be inclined to throw up their hands in defeat and say: Why bother?Ž Obviously, in the above example, when Beth accused her husband of not caring about the family, and further accused him of only thinking only of himself, she was stepping into dangerous terri-tory. No doubt, Matt would be on the defensive and would conceivably retali-ate with equally demeaning language. But, lets consider if Beth had started the conversation by saying, Sweetheart, I know youre having a great time with the guys and that you always try to be helpful when you can. It would mean a lot if you could break away for a bit to help me put the platters away on the top shelves.Ž Theres a far greater chance that Matt would have been coop-erative and the relationship would have remained on track. Friends, as we enter the new year, we can all resolve to treat our important relationships with special care. When we face difficult emotional challenges, we should consider the impact of our words and actions. If we begin an important discussion by saying Because you are so important to me and our relationship matters so much, I need to let you know thatƒŽ, then we are taking meaningful steps to communicate our love and commitment right from the outset. 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, online at, or on Twitter @LindaLipshutz. t w o f p w linda


BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY PALM BEACH COUNTY COMMERCE WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 A16 House Bill 119, deemed PIP Reform,Ž was signed into law, as the Auto Acci-dent Reform Law,Ž by Gov. Rick Scott in May. On Jan. 1, the bulk of the new changes went into effect, including med-ical provider licensing and fee schedules that could impact local doctors, their patients and auto accident victims. The legislators say the goal was to crack down on fraudulent pain clinics and staged auto accidents,Ž said Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney Mike McQuagge. But if they (those insured) dont understand what is required of them with the new law, many will go without needed treatment or be 100 percent responsible for covering their medical bills following an accident. The irony is that the reason Florida has mandatory PIP coverage was to make sure that immediately after an auto acci-dent injured victims could seek medical treatment even if they didnt have health insurance or money to pay out of their own pockets. These changes now jeopardize the very basic premise of the protection.Ž Mr. McQuagge „ of the McQuagge Law Firm in Naples, Cocoa Beach, Tampa, Fort Myers and Dallas „ spe-cializes in PIP recovery and has dealt with numerous reform efforts in the last decade. He has been preparing his clients for the new reforms and what they will mean to citizens of Florida and to doctors and hospitals who treat persons injured in automobile accidents after Jan. 1. As a member of the Florida Justice Association, he is also preparing for various upcoming legal challenges. Many individuals and physicians are not aware that these new laws are getting ready to take effect,Ž he said. Patients may lose needed medical coverage and physicians may lose reimbursement if they do not follow these new laws.Ž According to Mr. McQuagge, on Jan. 1, anyone in an auto accident will be required to see a physician for treatment within 14 days of an accident or forfeit the $10,000 (maximum) in PIP benefits. Also new, a medical doctor, osteopathic physician, dentist, supervised physi-cians assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner must determine the injured person has an emergency medi-cal conditionŽ to get the full coverage. Chiropractors can no longer make the determination. The obligation is now on the insured to know the new laws and follow them,Ž said Mr. McQuagge, who has more than 15 years experience as an attorney. There is also concern that injuries like a strained or sprained neck or herniated disc may not qualify as an emergency medical condition and accident victims with these injuries will have to pay or not get medical treatment.Ž Q Scripps scientist gets $2.5 million grant A scientist from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has been awarded approximately $2.5 mil-lion from the National Institute of Neu-rological Disorders and Stroke to better define how the brain organizes different types of memories among its neurons. Ronald Davis, PhD, a professor and chair of the Department of Neu-roscience at TSRI, is the principal inves-tigator for the new study. The five-year continuation of an ear-lier grant takes as its research model the common fruit fly. The fruit fly is widely used in these studies because humans and flies share many of the same genes involved in learning and memory. Since nearly every neuropsychiatric disorder affects memory forma-tion, these new studies will aid in under-standing memory formation in humans „ in the normal brain as well as in the diseased brain,Ž Dr. Davis said. The research focuses on the how the brain organizes olfactory or scent memories learned in association with reward conditioning compared to nega-tive conditioning. The new study has a number of objectives, Dr. Davis said, including defining the exact nature of cellular memory traces, the mechanisms for their forma-tion, their duration, and the neurons in which they form. Aiding current memory research are advances in functional imaging of neu-ral activity in the fly brain, allowing sci-entists for the first time to see olfactory memory traces as they form „ a literal and figurative window into the cellular and systems logic of memory forma-tion. Combined with (the fruit flys) advanced molecular biology and genet-ics, this imaging technology provides an unprecedented opportunity to dissect the brains algorithm that underlies Pav-lovian conditioning,Ž Dr. Davis said. The Scripps Research Institute is one of the worlds largest independent, not-for-profit organizations focus-ing on research in the biomedical sci-ences. Over the past decades, TSRI has developed a lengthy track record of major contributions to science and health, including laying the foundation for new treatments for cancer, rheu-matoid arthritis, hemophilia, and other diseases. The institute employs about 3,000 people on its campuses in La Jolla, Calif., and Jupiter, where its renowned scientists „ including three Nobel lau-reates „ work toward their next discov-eries. The instit utes graduate program, which awards PhD degrees in biology and chemistry, ranks among the top ten of its kind in the nation. For more infor-mation, visit Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ MCQUAGGE DAVIS The Northern Palm Beach Chapter of the American Business Womens Association will host its monthly meet-ing on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the PGA Embassy Suites Hotel. Networking is from 6… 6:30 p.m. The dinner and pro-gram start at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $30 and guests are welcome. The January speaker is Angela DaGrosa, a certified nutritionist and per-sonal trainer. Ms. DaGrosa is co-owner of DaGrosa Natural Products. The program is titled Take a hold of your life, and achieve all your desires.Ž To make reservations or for more information, contact Dottie Smith at (772) 545-7145 or Sharon Maupin at 329-4485. The Embassy Suites Hotel is located at 4350 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. For directions to the hotel, contact the Embassy Suites Hotel at 622-1000. The mission of the American Business Womens Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportuni-ties for them to help themselves and others grow personally and profession-ally through leadership, education, net-working, support and national recogni-tion. For more information on the American Business Womens Association, contact Chapter President Sharon Maupin at 329-4485 or visit Q Florida auto insurance reform could cost the insured, doctorsBusiness women’s monthly dinner Jan. 9 PIP Reform“The legislators say the goal was to crack down on fraudulent pain clinics and staged auto accidents.But if they (those insured) don’t understand what is required of them with the new law, many will go without needed treatment and/or be 100 percent responsible for covering their medical bills following an accident.”— Mike McQuagge, Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 NEWS A17 MONEY & INVESTING Getting in shape pays huge dividendsA predominant 2013 New Years resolution for U.S. adults will be weight-related. The resolution will manifest in an uptick in gym memberships, an increase in the sale of diet aids, purging fats, sugars and processed foods from kitchen cabinets and refrigerators and personal trainers being hired. An emphasis on weight and fitness is nothing unique „ weight loss, getting fit and eating healthfully are consistent-ly within the top five New Years resolu-tion for the past several decades. People know that they need to move toward better health but, obviously, they get derailed shortly after making the reso-lution. As this is a Money and InvestingŽ column, wherein lays the relevance to weight loss, which is often perceived as a quality of life issue? The money answer is the costs of health care are very much part of the fiscal deficit woes and very much part of the household budget. Specifically, the cost of obe-sity in the U.S. is currently estimated between $147 billion and $210 billion per year. At $210 billion, the costs are approximately 20 percent of all U.S. medical expenditures. This largely preventable disease is expected to grow. Based on current trends, the 2020 projection for U.S. adult obesity-related medical costs comes to $500 billion. The current $147-$210 billion could easily balloon to more than $500 billion in a mere seven years. According to a 2010 report by the Unit-edHealth Groups Center for Health Reform and Modernization, more than half of all Americans are projected to have diabetes or pre-diabetes by 2020. While obesity is a one-word medical condition, there is a long litany of other serious medical conditions related to or caused by obesity. The $500 billion in obesity-related costs do not include other medical conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, cancer, sleep apnea, respiratory prob-lems, arthritis, liver and gallbladder dis-ease, mental health and more. Those costs by 2020 could be an additional hundreds of billions annually. In 2009, nine states had obesity rates of 30 percent or more compared with none in 2000. By 2030, the obesity rates in 13 states could rise above 60 percent among adults. Central U.S. states are expected to have obesity rates greater than 50 percent and the southern states are expected to be more than 60 per-cent. And before you relocate to Mis-sissippi, you might want to consider the following: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found, in data published in August, that Mississippi is the countrys leader in adult obesity, at 34.9 percent. That number could rise to 66.7 percent by 2030,Ž the new report found. How does the cost of obesity translate into household expenses? People who were obese had medical costs that were $1,429 higher than the cost for people of normal body weight, according to the CDC. However, a Cornell University study suggests a much larger, annual, medical cost at $2,741 (in 2005 dollars). Since previous studies have underestimated the medical costs of obesity, the economic rationale for governments to intervene to reduce obesity has been underappreciated,Ž according to an April 2012 Cornell University Chronon-icleOnline. The study also shows that obesity raises costs in Medicaid, sug-gesting that were all paying for obesity through higher taxes. ƒ That means that obesity isnt just a personal issue. This is relevant to all of society, because the health care costs of obesity are borne by the population as a whole.Ž Obviously, obesity also raises the costs of Medicare, which is well known as the entitlement program contributing to the fiscal deficit. So, it would seem that each American has a personal responsibility to be as healthy as he/she can be. In my opin-ion, it is somewhat ridiculous to tell Congress to go curb the cost of Medi-care and Medicaid entitlements without a coincident effort by Americans to curb obesity. Any federally mandated cost cutting program would seemingly have no affect if an increasingly obese population were offsetting the savings. Offered as encouragement to my readers, I committed to improve my health in 2012. I largely switched to natural foods and made a commitment to work out one hour a day, keeping my heart rate within a fat burning zone. All it took was buying a heart rate monitor (under $75), buying food that is found on the perimeter of the grocery stores and a personal commitment that (rain or shine, positive attitude or not, begin-ning or end of the day) I would work out daily. And what a difference in waist-line, fitness, health, attitude, etc. it has made. For me, there were no cheerlead-ers, gym memberships nor New Years resolution. Just a personal decision that I would do my best to have a future not dominated by medications, operations and rising health costs. I am not suggesting a backlash against people who are obese. Certainly many have complicated medical conditions that prevent weight loss and it took me several years before I accepted the real-ity that I could be in better condition. But I am suggesting that we consider our personal responsibility in address-ing what is clearly a cultural and medi-cal epidemic that, if corrected, can help cure our fiscal woes and add to the many dimensions of our well-being. Q „ Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. She can be reached at 571-8896 or e t a c $ t A jeannette SHOWALTER CFA


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The sellers were not interested in having any open houses because they had a bad experience with an open house in the past. In fact, they owned a very large home in Connecticut and their agent hosted an event without having a head count of how many agents and buyers were going to attend the event. It was an evening with wine and cheese. The home was one of the most sought after homes in the neigh-borhood and was on the market for $5.75 million. The open house was from 5-7 p.m. At 5 p.m., there was a line of cars waiting to park down the street. There was no valet and the agent only had one assistant at the event. The sellers arrived back at the home at 7:30 only to find at least 50 people still at their home drinking and eat-ing inside. This did not go over very well and within the next week, the sellers were able to take the listing to another agency that sold the home within 90 days through other means of advertising. After listening to their experience, I could understand their hesitation regarding the open house I wanted to plan. We agreed that I would invite specific agents that I knew and would personally invite them as a brokers open house. If they had a client, I would pre-qualify the client so everyone was aware of who would be attending the event. I began with inviting the agents within my office at Fite Shavell who are all familiar with the type of home and the care that needs to be taken while showing a property like this. I then invited a few select agents from other firms that I had done busi-ness with in the past and agents that had expressed an interest in the home previ-ously. Instead of a cocktail hour, the event was a luncheon. This attracted the serious agents and their clients, not people from the neighborhood that just wanted to see what the Joneses had done with their home.Ž I also timed the luncheon during a week that was prior to the holiday when potential buyers were in the area. About 30 agents attended, five with clients. As I always say, its about quality, not quantity. I had one agent who previewed the home for his client who was coming to the area the following week. We set an appointment to view the home and I was quite certain he knew what his clients were looking for in their Florida home. Two weeks after the open house, I had a signed contract from that same agent and his clients. We will now be closing in the next 30 days. My sellers are very pleased and have a different attitude regarding open houses. The communication with them was very important because I may have done it differently had I not known the bad experi-ence they had with their home in Connecti-cut. 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INSIDE Forget the forest; artist focuses on the treesSEE NORTON, B4 X Sylvia Plimack Mangold is known for sweating the details. The painter first became known in the 60s for her meticulous depictions of the wood grain in floors, cracks in plaster and the media with which she painted „ the yardsticks and masking tape used to mark off her canvases are presented in near photographic tromp loeil detail. Those earlier works, as well as works from Ms. Plimack Mangolds three-decade-long study of landscapes, are on view through March 3 as part of the Nor-ton Museum of Arts second annual RAW (Recognition of Art by Women) exhibi-tion. The artist, born in 1938, is a keen observer of her sur-roundings. Sylvia paints what is right in front of her. Sylvia is very selective about what she paints. These two sentences sound contradictory upon writing, but I think they are correct,Ž Ms. Plimack Mangolds husband, Robert, wrote in 2009. It makes a lot of sense when you go forward in time with her work and the idea of painting these trees, all of which are part of her home in Washingtonville, N.Y.,Ž said Cheryl Brutvan, the Nortons director of curatorial affairs and curator of contemporary art, and the organizer of the exhibition. In 1977, she began working with a theme of the Hudson River landscape. But these paintings do not hearken BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B1 A GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENEWEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 Sandy DaysWhere shopping is a pleasure. B2 XArts commentaryLehane’s heat and a gospel great. B8 X ‘Help Thanks Wow’ Keeping prayer simple. B5 XVinoSparkling wines make festive occasions even more special B15 X MANGOLD


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B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYback to the Hudson River School of paint-ing of the 19th century. She really did not look at that. I think that one of the points to remember is that while she was always painting things in the world that she could look at, its the time of minimalism,Ž Ms. Brutvan said. Her husbands work, for example, is minimalist „ planes of color „ but not so Ms. Plimack Mangolds. She always felt strongly about using representational imagery, in her case, the floors in front of her,Ž Ms. Brutvan said of the artists earlier works. Its a time in which she literally was painting about the process of painting. In her painting January 1977,Ž an acrylic on canvas, Ms. Plimack Mangold has left her canvas seemingly bare, except for a detail at the upper right corner that appears to be masked off with tape. Look again, that tape actually is layers and layers of paint made to look like tape, right down to the wrinkles and air bubbles. Even a conservator came by the painting and asked, Hows that tape holding up?Ž Ms. Brutvan said. When she painted that first landscape in 1977, it was on impulse. And what an impulse it was.Six years later, she began to look at the trees that fill the property surrounding her home. Forget the landscape; she brought that same detail to the trees. Those earlier landscapes are huge canvases, many of them 6 and 7 feet long, as she documented the locusts, maples and elms. One tree, a maple, has a contorted appearance. Its very seductive, shall we say,Ž Ms. Brutvan said. The maple sort of grabs your attention, but she has had her focus on this one elm tree, which is this beauti-ful, tall, majestic tree, although in reality, there is a picture of it and it is a humble little thing.Ž Its one way in which she examines form and space. Many of these trees may have been painted from a distance of several hundred feet. But Ms. Plimack Mangold seemingly has articulated each of the leaves, so intent is her focus. A shoulder injury sidelined the artist from painting her large canvases some years ago, so while she was in recovery, she turned to smaller scale works in drypoint, watercolor and graphite. Again, that detail shines through.That maple takes on a sculptural appearance with its bare, uplifted branches. And what makes them so distinctive is that Ms. Plimack Mangold continuously revisits the trees during all seasons, from winter, where the branches arch across the sky, to summer, where the maple leaves seemingly sway in the breeze. Some of these works take upward of three years to create. Of course, shes painting from observation and she very much adheres to it. Its not fabricated at all. She really will stay before her subject, does not rely on a pho-tograph, doesnt make a sketch drawing in advance. She does it from the subject of the tree,Ž Ms. Brutvan said. Sometimes, Ms. Plimack Mangold gets really physical with the canvas, Ms. Brut-van said, and scrapes things away. It becomes this complete abstraction and does it what you think about. Her point of perspective, as it always did with the floors, looking down, looking through, the same kind of thing that was the con-ception of minimalism, except shes apply-ing it to nature, which is so unusual,Ž Ms. Brutvan said, citing that elm the artist stud-ied in many works. Never mind that it died.Ms. Plimack Mangold simply moved on. Q NORTONFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOArtist Sylvia Plimack Mangold, left, with Nor-ton Museum of Art curator Cheryl Brutvan.COURTESY PHOTOThe Maple Tree (Summer), 2011 oil on linen.COURTESY PHOTOB1 The Maple Tree with Pine, 2011 oil on linen. >> What: “Sylvia Plimack Mangold: Landscape and Trees” >> When: Through March 3 >> Where: Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach >> Cost: General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for Members and children ages 12 and under. Special group rates are available. West Palm Beach residents receive free admis-sion every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the rst Saturday of each month with proof of residency. >> Info: 832-5196, or visit


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At The Eissey The Eissey Campus Theatre is at Palm Beach State College, PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. Unless otherwise noted, call 207-5900 or visit QHere’s to the Ladies – Christine Andreas joins Bob Lappin and the Palm Beach Pops for a tribute to the great ladies of the American Songbook, including Ethel Merman, Barbra Strei-sand, Judy Garland, 8 p.m. Jan. 8. Tick-ets: $75-$85; 832-7677.QInSIGHT Through Education iSeries – presents Dr. Leon Bass, witness and liberator at Buchenwald, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9. Tickets: $25. At The Four Arts The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Gallery and box office 655-7226 or visit Film Series – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,Ž 2:30, 5 and 8 p.m. Jan. 3. Tickets: $5; free for members.QThe Metropolitan Opera Live in HD – Les Troyens,Ž by Hector Berlioz, noon Jan. 5. Tickets: $25; $15 for students with ID.QAmerican Chamber Players – 3 p.m. Jan. 6. Tickets: $15; free for mem-bers.QAmerica in the 21st Century – The American President and the Next Four Years,Ž lecture by Michael Beschloss, 3 p.m. Jan. 8. Tickets to live telecast, $15. QKeyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel – A Beethoven Bonanza,Ž 8 p.m. Jan. 9. Tickets: $40 bal-cony, $45 orchestra.Q“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Drive for Independence in Early Ameri-can Art and Education” – Lecture by Jock Reynolds, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 10. Tick-ets: $25.Q“Painting the Beautiful: The Pennsylvania Impressionist Landscape Tradition” – Through Jan. 20Q“Florida’s Wetlands” – Through June 30 in The Mary Alice Fortin Chil-drens Art Gallery. At The Kravis The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. For tickets, call 832-7469 or log on to“Jersey Boys” – Through Jan. 6, Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $35.QSalute to Vienna – With the Strauss Symphony of America, 8 p.m. Jan. 8, Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $27.QNew York Chamber Soloists Orchestra – With Anton Kuerti on piano. Haydn/Symphony No. 6Ž (Le MatinŽ), Mozart/Piano Concerto No. 9Ž (JeunehommeŽ) and Beethoven/Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 19.Ž 8 p.m. Jan. 8, Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $25.QHere’s to the Ladies – Christine Andreas joins Bob Lappin and the Palm Beach Pops for a tribute to the great ladies of the American Songbook, including Ethel Merman, Barbra Strei-sand, Judy Garland, 8 p.m. Jan. 9-10, Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $29. At The Lake Park Public Library Lake Park Public Library is at 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. Refreshments and raf-fles. Events are free unless noted other-wise. 881-3330.QSuper Hero Hour – 3-5 p.m. each Thursday. For ages 12 and under.QFamily Movie Night – Featuring Chicken Little,Ž 6 p.m. Jan. 3. QStory Tiime – 10 a.m. Jan. 4. For ages 5 and under. Parents must attend with child.QAdult Writing Critique Group – 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 5. For ages 16 years and up.QYoung Writers Group – 1:30-3 p.m. Jan. 5. For ages 9 and up. QBasic computer class – Noon1:30 every Wednesday. Call 881-3330 to reserve a seat.QAnime Club – 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 At The Lake Worth Playhouse The Lake Worth Playhouse is at 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Call 586-6410 or visit For films, call 296-9382.Film – Jan. 3: Chasing IceŽ and A Late Quartet.Ž At Lynn University Lynn University Conservatory of Music is at 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton. 237-7000. QJunior Recital with Misaki Saito, Piano – Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m. Free. Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall.QPiano Master Class with Phillip Evans – Jan. 10 7 p.m. Free. Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall.QStudent Junior Recital with Joseph McCargar, Double Bass – Jan. 15, 3:30 p.m. Free. Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall.QStudent Junior Recital with Natalie Ardasevova, Cello – Jan. 15, 5:30 p.m. Free. Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall At MacArthur Park 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“Native Plants to Attract Wildlife and Restore Beauty in Your Landscape” – Lecture by Master Gardener Gene Joyner, 11 a.m.-noon Jan. 5. Cost: $5. Reservations: 776-7449, Ext. 104.QNature walk – 10-11 a.m. daily. At The Maltz The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is at 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Call 575-2223 or visit“Singin’ in the Rain” – Jan. 8-27. Tickets: $46-$63. At The Mos’Art The MosArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit QFilm – Jan. 3: Holy MotorsŽ & An Affair of the Heart.Ž Jan. 4-10: In Anoth-er CountryŽ and Central Park Five.Ž Jan. 8: Struck By Lightning,Ž with Q&A with Chris Colfer, 8 p.m.QOpera in Cinema – Jan. 6: Carmen,Ž 1 p.m. At The Mounts Mounts Botanical Garden is at 559 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Call 233-1757 or visit Art of Close-Up Photography Workshop – Join noted nature photographer John J. Lopinot for a three-day workshop about how to shoot close-up photos in the garden noon-2 p.m. Jan. 6, 13 and 20. Members: $100. Non-members: $125.QStories in the Garden – Veggies – 10-11 a.m. Jan. 11. Mounts Pavilion. For children ages 2-6. Rain or shine. Reservations required for parties of six children or more.QFlorida Arbor Day – For The Love of Trees … 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 18. Throughout the garden. Free for mem-bers. Suggest donation of $5 for non-members. Planting of a native nastic tree, guided tours and a Tree Trek for children.QUrban Farming: Vegetables & Fruit Growing – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 19. Mounts Exhibit Hall A. $30 for mem-bers; $40 for non-members. Participants will gain knowledge to raise vegetables from seed to harvest, as well as the basics of backyard fruit growing. Fresh Markets QWest Palm Beach Farmers Market – 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at 101 South Flagler Drive. Visit Beach Gardens Green Market – 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens; 630-1100 or visit COURTESY PHOTOClint Holmes, the singer known for the song “Playground In My Mind (My Name is Michael),” continues his cabaret run at The Colony Hotel’s Royal Room through Jan. 19. Tickets are $60 show only or $120 dinner and show Tuesday-Thursday and $70 show only or $130 dinner and show Friday-Saturday. The Colony is at 155 Hammon Ave. (just south of Worth Avenue), Palm Beach; 655-5430 or


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Thursday, Jan. 3 QAdult Discussion Group – Contemporary topics of philosophical, polit-ical, socio-economic and moral implica-tions. 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (next meeting is Jan. 3) in the conference of the Jupiter Library, 705 Military Trail; call Irene Garbo at 715-7571.QThe 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 follows the Shared InquiryŽ format promoted by The Great Books Foundation and used by more than 800 Great Books Groups around the country, and by groups and classes in colleges and universities. Free; 624-4358. QStory 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 – Noon every Thursday at the Moose Lodge, 3600 RCA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens. Lunch available at 11 a.m. Packs start at $15. $250 games. 626-4417.QSailfish 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.QClematis by Night – Live music 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Clematis Street at the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach. Jan. 3: Slip and the Spinouts. Jan. 10: Cover Up. Jan. 17: Eclipse. Jan. 24: The Kinected. Jan. 31: Seefari. Free; 822-1515 or visit QStudio 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 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.QSusan 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. Friday, Jan. 4 QWest Palm Beach Antiques Festival – The show is open noon-5 p.m. Jan. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 5 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, off Southern Boulevard just east of U.S. 441, suburban West Palm Beach. Tickets: $7 adults, $6 seniors, free for those under 16. A $25 early buyer ticket that allows admission at 8 a.m. Jan. 4 offers admission for the entire week-end. Discount coupon available online at Information: (941) 697-7475.QDowntown Live – 7-10 p.m. Fridays at Downtown at the Gardens Down-town Park (next to The Cheesecake Fac-tory), 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600Jan. 4: Dirty University. Saturday, Jan. 5 QClassical Concerts at Calvary – Featuring organist Gail Archer, 3 p.m. Jan. 5, Calvary United Method-ist Church, Federal Highway and First Avenue South, downtown Lake Worth. Tickets: $10. Contact: 585-1786 or email Clare Shore,, or call 586-0532.QLas Olas Art Fair – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 5-6. 600 E. Las Olas Blvd. Ft. Lau-derdale. Nationally ranked art fair. Call 746-6615 or visit Story Time – 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; free. Visit 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 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. Jan. 5: Jason Colannino. Sunday, Jan. 6 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. Call (203) 222-3574. Monday, Jan. 7 QAmerican Needlepoint Guild – 10 a.m. every second and fourth Monday, 110 Mangrove Bay Way, Jupiter. Call 747-7104 or email Palm Beach Public Library – Knit & Crochet … 1-4 p.m. each Monday. Library is at 303 Anchor-age Drive, North Palm Beach. Events are free unless noted otherwise. 841-3383.QDuplicate 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. Tuesday, Jan. 8 QStayman Memorial Bridge – Supervised play sessions with Sam Brams, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gar-dens. Play party bridge in a friendly atmosphere while benefiting from expert advice with judgment calls and hand rul-ings; no partner necessary; coffee 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. Indian-town 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. Wednesdays at the Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Drop-in fee, $12; resident discount, $10. Call 630-1100 or visit Wednesday, Jan. 9 QRiver Totters Arts n’ Crafts – 9 a.m., second Wednesday of each month (next session is Jan. 9). Arts and crafts for kids. Loxahatchee River Center, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Cost $3; call 743-7123.Q“Break Up Support Group” – 10 a.m. Wednesdays, various locations in Palm Beach Gardens. Sponsored by The Counseling Group, which provides free Christian counseling, classes and sup-port 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 appreci-ated. Call Rhonda Gordon, 712-5233.QHatchling Tales – 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Ongoing Events QAnn Norton Sculpture Gardens – Through Feb. 10: Ben Aaronson Exhibition. Gardens are at 2051 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Tickets available at Palm Beach Fair – Jan. 25-Jan. 28, Palm Beach County Conven-tion Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Lectures/panels by Bill Eppridge, Lino Tagliapietra, Tom Riley, Binh Pho, Joey Richardson, Kevin Wal-lace, Rosanne Somerson, Bonnie Clear-water, Pavel Zoubok, Anthony Haden-Guest, Edwina Sandys, Jim Kempner and Steven Maklansky. For more infor-mation, call (239) 495-9834, or visit’s Research Station – Loggerhead Marinelife Center program is designed to exercise childrens sci-ence 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.QCultural Council of Palm Beach County – Through March 2: Tom Otterness,Ž Cultural Council headquarters, 601 Lake Ave., downtown Lake Worth. Call 471-2901 or visit Inlet Lighthouse and Museum: Lighthouse Kids Explorers Club – 10 a.m.-noon third Saturday of the month. Special outdoor eco-history program for kids ages 8-12. $20 for four winter sessions due at reg-istration. Open now. Q To order tickets, visit or call 561-832-7469 or 1-800-572-8471Groups: 561-651-4304 or 561-651-4438On the go? Access from your mobile phone. Yours. Truly. Regional Arts Concert SeriesANTON KUERTI, Piano NEW YORK CHAMBER SOLOISTS ORCHESTRATuesday, January 8 at 8 pm %3&:'004)"--t5*$,&5445"35"5 Haydn / Symphony No. 6 in D, Hob.I:6 (Le MatinŽ); Mozart / Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-”at, K. 271 (JeunehommeŽ); Beethoven / Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-”at, Op. 19Series sponsored by Leonard & Sophie Davis This concert is sponsored by The Chastain Charitable Foundation Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-performance discussion by Sharon McDaniel at 6:45 pm. Regional Arts Concert SeriesTOKYO STRING QUARTET Martin Beaver, Violin Kazuhide Isomura, Viola Kikuei Ikeda, Violin Clive Greensmith, CelloSunday, January 13 at 2 pm%3&:'004)"--t5*$,&5445"35"5Mozart / String Quartet in D K. 499 (HoffmeisterŽ); Bartk / String Quartet No. 4 Sz. 91; Brahms / String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1Series sponsored by Leonard & Sophie Davis Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-performance discussion by Sharon McDaniel at 12:45 pm Tokyo String Quartet in its 44th and farewell season. Young Artists SeriesHARLEM QUARTET Ilmar Gaviln, Violin Melissa White, Violin Jaime Amador, Viola Matt Zalkind, CelloTuesday, January 15 at 7:30 pm 3*/,&31-":)064&t5*$,&54 Mozart / String Quartet No. 15 in D minor, K. 421; Chick Corea / The Adventures of Hippocrates; Strayhorn / Take the AŽ Train; Schubert / String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 (Death and the MaidenŽ)Series sponsored by )BSSJFUU.&DLTUFJO/FX"SU'VOE Photo courtesy of The Banff Centre


B8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYLehane’s heat and a gospel great The jacket bio for best-selling novelist Dennis Lehane’s most recent, “Live By Night,” states that he and his wife divide their time between Boston and the Gulf Coast of Florida. The novel reflects that dual residency. Set in the 1920s and ’30s during Prohibition, it opens in Boston. But about a third of the way into the book, the action moves to Ybor, Fla. And while the story of gangsters jockeying for power and a monopoly on supplying liquor keeps you turning the pages, part of the fun of reading is seeing how Mr. Lehane describes Florida’s unrelenting heat. Here’s his description of a character who arrives in Tampa in August: “He’d removed his Wilton when he stepped off the train, worried that the heat would leach the pomade from his hair and suck it into the silk lining, but he put it back on to protect his skull from the sun needles as more pores in his chest and arms sprang leaks. “It wasn’t just the sun, which hung high and white in a sky swept so clear of clouds it was as if clouds had never existed (and maybe they didn’t down here; Joe had no idea), it was the jungle humidity, like he was wrapped inside a ball of steel wool someone had dropped into a pot of oil. And every minute or so, the burner got turned up another notch.” Then there’s this: “Behind his desk, plantation shutters blocked most of the West Tampa day, but enough creeped in to give the room a bourbon glow.” That’s par-ticularly nice, because the story is about men dealing with illegal liquor, and the cover of the book itself has a brown bourbon glow as well. About the heat at night the author writes: “It had started to rain, which did nothing to cool things off. Down here, rain felt more like sweat. It was close to midnight, and things just seemed hotter, the humidity a woolen embrace around everything you did.” And this about heat in the morning: “They walked up a sidewalk already so hot at eight in the morning he felt it in the soles of his feet, even though he wore good shoes. The heat made it harder to think.” And possibly my favorite: “The sun flung itself against the windshield and breathed fire through the glass.” Paying tribute to Inez I was saddened to hear of the recent death of gospel singer Inez Andrews. She died Dec. 19 at her home in Chicago at the age of 83. Ms. Andrews had been a member of The Caravans, one of the most popular gospel groups of the 1950s and ’60s. (Albertina Walker, who founded the group, and Shirley Caesar were also members.) One of my favorite guilty pleasures is listening to old recordings of the group and watching clips on YouTube. The Caravans had keen harmonies and a rollicking bluesy sound, which made you understand how performers such as Sam Cooke, Little Richard and Al Green could move so easily from rock and R&B to gospel and back again, some-times all in the same song. Ms. Andrews herself could’ve been a blues artist, but she stayed with gospel music. Her solo “Lord Don’t Move That Mountain” was a crossover hit that also appeared on R&B charts. (In fact, blues artist Koko Taylor requested that Ms. Andrews sing at her funeral, and when Ms. Taylor died in June 2009, she did.) With The Caravans, Ms. Andrews was lead vocalist on songs such as “I’m Not Tired Yet,” “Make It In,” “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand” and “He Won’t Deny Me.” She had a gorgeous contralto voice that reveled in the low notes, yet she also possessed a wide range. One of my favorites is her arrangement of “Mary Don’t You Weep,” a song that talks about Pharoah’s army drown-ing in the Red Sea and Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. As the song built to a climax and the others sang, over and over, “Oh Mary don’t you weep,” Ms. Andrews would suddenly let loose with a strong, high-pitched call that was almost an unearthly shriek: “Mary! Mary!” It would just about knock you out of your chair. It was all the more surprising because up to that point, she had looked so sol-emn; she was also a tall, slender woman who didn’t look as if she could produce those notes. “I believe I can call her a little bit louder,” she’d say, as the others urged her on, and she would proceed to do so, hitting an even more impossibly high note. The woman could wail, and oh, could she shout! It was just amazing.In an obituary in The New York Times, gospel music expert and author Anthony Heilbut placed Ms. Andrews in the same category as Mahalia Jackson, Marion Williams, Sister Rosetta Thorpe and Clara Ward. He called Ms. Andrews “the last great female vocalist of gos-pel’s golden age.” Q ARTS COMMENTARY nancy


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B9 PUZZLE ANSWERS CONTRACT BRIDGEBY STEVE BECKER I think, therefore i am Here is a hand that demonstrates the type of thought process that is necessary to become a suc-cessful player. WestÂ’s opening lead against four hearts is the king of diamonds, on which East plays the deuce and South the queen. WestÂ’s first problem is what to play next. If West thoughtlessly continues with a diamond, declarer ruffs and plays three rounds of trumps, securing the contract as the cards lie since the defense cannot cash their two spade tricks. But if West is fully alert, he realizes that SouthÂ’s queen of diamonds is sure to be a singleton because East would not play the deuce of diamonds with any holding other than the 10-9-2. Accordingly, West shifts to the ace of spades, on which East plays the nine to ask for a continuation. But West canÂ’t oblige and reverts to diamonds. Declarer ruffs and plays the A-K of trumps. If West is asleep at the switch, he follows low to both trumps, and South easily makes the contract by leading another trump. But if West is thinking along the proper lines, he does not follow low twice in trumps. West realizes that declarer will surely make the contract if left to his own devices, so on the second trump, West plays the queen, hoping East started with the J-x-x of hearts. Once West rids himself of the queen, it doesnÂ’t matter whether declarer next plays another trump or tries to run dummyÂ’s clubs; in either case he goes down one, losing two spades, a heart and a diamond. Q Got Download?The iPad App ItÂ’s FREE! Visit us online at Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today. iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. ItÂ’s Local. ItÂ’s Entertaining. ItÂ’s Mobile.


Visit our Facebook page for our Calendar of Events: Healthy Natural Pet Food Toys, Leashes, and More! Delivery Service Available 5500 Military Trail, Suite 12 ‡ Jupiter, FL 33458 Phone: 561.630.5800 ‡ ) Visit us in Abacoa ) Join us the last Tuesday of every month for Yappy Hour & Training Sessions 6-8pm FREE GOURMET DOG TREAT with purchase B10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYSOCIETY Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s ‘A Taste of Art’ We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Beatrice Doone-Merena, Amy Quattlebaum and Guy Quattlebaum 2 Bert Korman, board chairman, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Andrew Kato, producing artistic director of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Roe Green, board member of the Cultural Council 3 Sharon Koskoff, Barry Seidman, Mary Ann Seidman 4. Jill Elisofon, Rick Gonzalez, REG Architects president and Rena Blades, president and chief executive officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County 5. Carol Thompson and Tom Baker 6. Chase Greye and Barbara Wasserman Beverlee Miller, John Raymond and Allison RaymondCOURTESY PHOTOS M A Jewish Preschool and Day School Call 561-215-7121 or Visit our Website Incredible teachers, hi tech and the arts is our winning recipe. Maccabi Academy is a student-centered community combining academic excellence with a rich Jewish heritage. Ages 2 years old through first grade. There has never been a better time to consider a jewish day school Education for your child. Come Discover for Yourself the Value of a Maccabi Academy Education!


Amber LeighAmber Leighs unique sound of Country, Celtic and Rock is brought together by her amazing “ddle playing. JUkeJUkes sound is dirty, raw, and real with added trance and other modern in”uences. WonderamaThe “ve members of Wonderama make up South Floridas true Top 40 band. Dance shoes required. Across the UniverseThe Ultimate Beatles Tribute. Playing all the best tunes from The Beatles. C C o n n c e r t S S e r i e s Full calendar listings at:midtownpga.com561.630.61104801 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Fr e e e Am p le P ar k i n g | L aw n C ha i rs Welcome THE ART OF TASTE OUR WEEKLY CONCERT SERIES IS BACK!JOIN US EVERY THURSDAY 6-8 PM 7 H i i p E x c i t i n n g E c l e c t i c Res t a u r a n t s t o o C h o o s e From! FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 B11 SOCIETY The Menorah lighting at Midtown with Chabad of Palm Beach GardensWe 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@” PHOTOSRabbi Dovid Vigler preparing to the light the giant menorah with the city council of Palm Beach Gardens The ice menorah, carved on the night at the event.2012 Florida ChanukahOneg Shemesh and Josh Gemmi Rabbi Dovid VIgler


B12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 C Ch h e ea p p pe e r th h a an n a c a a ab a a n n n nd d c c c h he e ap er t ha n a a a D D D DU I, I, D D D o on ’ ’t R R is k k It W W W e e b b r r i n n g g y y o o u u u u a a n n n d d d y o u r c a r h h h o m m m e e e e s s s a a f f e w w w h h e n n y o o u u u h h a a v v v e e h h h a a d t o o m u c c c h t t t o d d r r i i n k ! WELL GET YOU AND YOUR CAR HOME SAFE AND IN STYLE C C a a a l l W W W H Y Y Y CAB I T T ? ? s r r r r s W W W WW W W W W. W W H H Y Y C C A B B B I T .N N N E E ET T T I I I [ h h h l l d d d ] ] ] F F F W W b b c c c 8 8 [ [ [ W Y Y ^ ^ ^ ^ 9 e e e e k d j o š M M M 9 9 9 9 ? 0 + + + , # ) ) ) & # ) ) ) ' ' ' C AB ? QCAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) While part of you might prefer taking a more familiar path, let your more daring and -admit it -super-curious self see what the unex-plored has to offer.Q AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Those nasty types have slithered back under the rocks and present no more problems. Nows the time to move ahead on that promising new relationship.QPISCES (February 19 to March 20) A new offer could clear up that lingering money problem. Also, a more confident attitude on your part might well help get that personal situation back on track.QARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be hurt by a colleagues harsh criticism. But dont let it shake your confidence in what youre trying to do. A more positive aspect starts to appear by weeks end.QTAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre torn between your sensible self and the part of you that enjoys acquiring lovely things. Best advice: Wait for an end-of-month sale, and then buy some-thing wonderful.QGEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your artistic side has practical applica-tions this week, such as redecorating your home or redesigning your personal stationery. Whatever you do, someone special will like it.QCANCER (June 21 to July 22) You could be drawn into a problem twixt friends or family members. Best bet: Ask the questions that go to the heart of the matter, then get them all together for a group hug.QLEO (July 23 to August 22) As much as you love being the center of attention, your big Lions heart impels you to share the spotlight with a col-league who helped you with that well-praised project.QVIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your eagerness to act on a challenge is wisely tempered early in the week by a lack of necessary information. Things begin to clear up during the weekend.QLIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A relationship youd hoped would keep going seems to be going nowhere. Close it out and move on to a brighter romantic aspect just beginning to manifest itself.QSCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Things dont go completely as planned this week. But enjoy the sur-prises, even if you have to adjust your schedule. Some of them could be quite delightful.QSAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Making choices is usually easy for straight-shooting Archers. But a new development could deflect your aim. Try to put off decisions until you know more.QBORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of turning chaos into order. Youre also generous with your help for those who seek it. Q 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. PUZZLES HOROSCOPES MAY DAY 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, C9


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B14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYSOCIETY Carmine’s Original Ocean Grill celebrates grand reopeningWe take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” SESSA/FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Rene Carr and Lisa Herch 2 Claudia Ford and Pouran Rissmaney 3 Cindy Lehman, Raquel Ymoa and Marcela Johnson 4. Debbie Barfield, Carola Rathke and Isabel Stephenson 5. Diane Duvall, Keith Rockwell and Fawzia Arezo 6. Dr. Angela Defabrique and Robert Abiusi 7. Alison Howland and Julie Andron 8. Sondra Kelly and John Kelly 9. Sandy Gozzo and John English10. Susan Fuller, Joe Gogno and Bebe Modell11. Joe Birch12. Susan Swing, Carmine Giardini and Thomas Burke13. Mike Berry, Dave Boltson and Denis Lauer14. Robin Sweet, Jill Dimitrieff and Beverley Beattie15. Talia Enzer, Sandy Beaches and Marley Rich16. Delia Curley and Rose Poulos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 14 16


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 3-9, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15 VINOSparkling wines make festive occasions even more specialI think humorist and author Mark Twain got it just right when he said, Too much of anything is bad, but too much champagne is just right.Ž Champagne and other sparkling wines are great year-round, but because many people only buy them around the holi-days, they often lack confidence when it comes to making a selection. Sparkling wines come in many styles and are made in a variety of fashions, but they all wind up containing one prime ingredient: bubbles. Only those made in the Champagne region of France can be called champagne, but there are many lovely sparklers made in other locations. The finest sparkling wines are created in the traditional method, with each bottle fermented individually. Many pro-ducers around the world make their wines this way, but the method was developed in France. The large French champagne houses produce several tiers of wines, and rely heavily on contract purchases from the district. These wines are made to be very similar year after year. Growers champagnes, grown and produced by a single entity, tend to be fuller bodied and more complex in flavor and aroma, and will vary from vintage to vintage (or each bottling for the non-vintage, known as NV). To help you find something that tickles your taste buds this holiday season, Ive put together a list that includes a wide range of sparkling wines from a variety of geographic regions, including France, South Africa, New Mexico and California. Whatever your price range, you are sure to find something in this bakers dozen that will enable you to enjoy a sparkling, festive holiday. Wine picks of the season:Q Bollinger La Grande Annee 1999 Champagne ($120): This beautiful Champagne has a complex floral nose and flavors of vanilla, citrus and graph-ite. Lightweight but intense, with a lively structure and a long, lingering finish, it is big enough flavor to pair with entrees. Q Crmant dAlsace Brut 2010, Albert Mann ($22): This crmant is a blend of pinot blanc, aux-errois, pinot gris and riesling grapes. The color is clear yellow with fine, elegant bubbles. There is a trace of toast on the nose, along with white flowers and citrus, with fla-vors of apple and pink grapefruit, creamy and smooth on the palate with a slight mineral finish.Q Crmant dAlsace Brut Ros NV, Pierre Sparr ($22): Made from 100 per-cent pinot noir grapes and fin-ished in stain-less steel, this festive sparkler is salmon pink in color with a fresh aroma of rose pet-als, strawberry and raspberry. On the palate it is round and fruity, with lively flavors and a slight acidity, small bubbles and a smooth finish.Q Crmant de Bourgogne NV, Domaine Luquet ($22): Made in the St. Veran district, this 100 percent chardon-nay has firm bubbles and a light straw color. It opens with aromas of toast and citrus, leading to a palate with flavors of fresh apple and peach with a slight min-erality on the finish. Q Egly-Ouriet Brut Tradition Grand Cru Champagne NV ($40): This growers cham-pagne has a toasty aroma with a touch of apple, and the palate fills out with apricot and pineapple notes, and a touch of spice on its medium finish.Q Graham Beck Brut NV, South Africa ($18): This wine starts with a soft, creamy bouquet with touches of toast and apple aromas. The palate has good acidity with citrus and fresh lime flavors and a creamy fin-ish. Q Gruet Brut NV, New Mexico ($18): Produced by the family of a large Champagne house in France, the brut is a crisp full-bodied sparkling wine, with complexity and fine bubbles. The bou-quet of green apples and grapefruit car-ries into the palate with apple and citrus notes, and a toasty crisp finish.Q Francois Montand Brut Blanc de Blanc NV, France ($10): Pale gold in color with lots of fine bubbles, the flow-ery aroma of citrus leads to the green apples and lemon palate, with a smooth juicy finish.Q Nicolas Feuillatte Blue Label Brut Champagne NV $35: Rich floral aromas with pear, apple and hazelnuts on the nose, opening to citrus and honey flavors with a crisp acidity and lasting finish.Q Puro Uno Gran Cuvee Brut NV, Argentina ($40): Blend of 75 percent pinot noir, 25 percent chardonnay. Har-vested and sorted 100 percent by hand from old vine, this wine is straw in color with a good amount of bubbles, a light toast on the nose and lemon peel flavors in the mouth, with a medium finish.Q Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc 2008, California ($40): Fruity apple and lime aromas, with flavors of tropi-cal fruits, pineapple and pear, and a long balanced finish ending with a light spice.Q Taittinger La FrancaiseŽ Brut Champagne NV ($40): Rich aromas of lemon and apple, with orchard fruit flavors and a firm acidity, ending in a medium spicy finish.Q Veuve Clicquot Brut Ros Champagne NV ($45): Light pink in color with floral and berry nose leads into the raspberry and apricot flavors with a rich balanced finish. Q C y b e W jim GET THE DISHQ The Dish: Chicken with basil and chili peppersQ The Place: Sala Thai, 103 S. U.S. Highway 1, B-5, Jupiter Square, Jupiter. 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