Call 561.625.5070 for a physician referral Money & InvestingYou really can get a good deal when buying a car. A24 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 A12HEALTHY LIVING A20BUSINESS A23 MONEY & INVESTING A22REAL ESTATE A27ARTS B1SANDY DAYS B2 EVENTS B6-8PUZZLES B10CUISINE B23SOCIETY B12-13, 19-22 www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 Vol. III, No. 23 Â FREE NETWORKINGSee who was out and about in Palm Beach County. A26 and 28 X Choose BlackyWhen she sees other cats get adopted, she gets sad. A6 X Â“Amuzing GraceÂ” Irish comic Brendan Grace calls Jupiter his home. B1 X HereÂs how Dick Robinson makes you feel like Mick Jagger: When he introduces you, he puts his hand on your shoulder. He draws an audience. He piques their interest. ÂThis guy,ÂŽ he says, ÂThis kid ÂƒÂŽ Then he shares some endearing story, something telling of your character, some moment Dick Robinson Â„ a radio man entertaining the likes of Tony Ben-nett, Chuck Berry, Rod Stewart Â„ has remembered, book-marked in his mem-ory about you. The first time you meet Dick Robinson, he asks you where youÂre from. He names your hometown radio station. He asks you what you do. Then he asks you, ÂWhat do you really want to do?ÂŽ His engagement is immediate. HeÂs digging up your deep-down why, searching for your creative purpose, carving out your inner-Mick Jagger, straight from hello. When you hear his voice on the radio, Dick Robinson motivates you to buy a new car, give to charity, donate blood. He may be speaking to thousands of people at any given time, but even over the airwaves that warmth in his voice still makes it personal, like heÂs talking one-on-one with you. And you deserve that new sports car, for Dick Robinson speaks to the promise in you, your potential, good as Mick Jagger. And you will give blood, for Dick Robinson draws the good out of you, making your Mother Teresa heart as insatiable as Radio icon works to preserve American SongbookBY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@Â” oridaweekly.com COURTESY TO FLORIDA WEEKLYDJ Â“DickieÂ” Robinson in 1964 at age 26. BY TIM NORRIStnorris@Â” oridaweekly.com HEFTY FRONT-END LOADERS WITH VERY long forks will be plucking five of Bob StellaÂs and Kevin LooneyÂs pleasure-fishing boats from the Stella Marine yard in the PGA Marine Center in Palm Beach Gardens early in the week of March 18 and gently setting them into the Intracoastal Waterway, just shy of the River House restaurant. Mr. Looney will pilot one, Mr. Stella another, Mr. LooneyÂs sons-in-law Randy Patterson and John Henthorn, two others. The outboard engines of their Everglades offshore boats will SEE TOP DECK, A24 X SEE ICON, A10 XThe 28th annual Palm Beach boat show brings millions of dollars, thousands of visitors to the county JOHN SESSA / FLORIDA WEEKLY Kevin Looney of Stella Marine says that itÂ’s critical for those in the boat business to be at the boat show. TOP DECKROBINSON
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Chatting with him reminded me distinctly of Arthur Aylen, my own instruc-tor at Colorado Outward Bound during a 26-day course in 1969, the month before I turned 17. A rock climber and widely experienced mountaineer from Rhodesia (now Zim-babwe), Mr. Aylen had also served in the British SAS, if I remember correctly. He was cheerful, determined, unsentimental, impossible to fluster and perfectly happy to suffer a bit, if he could learn from it. Especially in a beautiful place. For such men or women, discomfort and deprivation Â„ leaving the Âcertainties of the harbor,ÂŽ as the expression Âoutward boundÂŽ once meant to mariners Â„ cannot distract them from looking deeply into the world, and into themselves. At 49, Mr. Taylor has had plenty of time to show his stripes, and they are those. The website reflecting his work as an interna-tional photographer, www.nomadruss.com, is aptly named, although the word ÂnomadÂŽ doesnÂt quite do him justice. He doesnÂt wander merely for the sake of it, as far as I can tell. Instead, he wanders to understand, and perhaps to share that understanding with other curious souls. After all, nothing can match travel as an antidote to stuffy pretention or worse Â„ to prejudice, to jingoism, to arrogance, to myopia. Often it can strip away illusions, creating one of the greatest paradoxes, in my mind: The best way to understand your home Â„ the best way to love it Â„ is first to leave it, for a day, a week, a month, a year, or a decade or two. Displayed online, the photographic record of Mr. TaylorÂs leaving includes images from India and the Indian Hima-laya, Laos and Cambodia, Thailand and Burma, Moroccan North Africa, Easter Island (almost 2,200 miles west of Chile, lying remote and solitary in the Pacific) and South America. At home, heÂs also used the camera to explore the American South and Appala-chia, Florida, and the eastern Sierra of the far west. But that geographic lineage doesnÂt tell his whole story. Although Mr. Taylor has been an instructor in wilderness schools for 20 years, he also found time to earn two masterÂs degrees, one in theology and the other in intercultural studies. Before earning them, he served for two years in the Peace Corps in New Guinea. Sent in to help create a banking system, he decided instead to help build rainwa-ter catchment systems, a hands-on contri-bution that suited his temperament and instincts. What it takes to make such a person is hard to tell. Certainly not any single envi-ronment or place, because Outward Bound instructors come from many places. In Mr. TaylorÂs case, he was born and raised in Alabama, where his father was an accountant and his mother a teacher, he told me. He became a Boy Scout, learning early how to sleep on the ground. Every Sunday after church, the family would go fishing. Following high school, he attended the University of Alabama, graduating to become a young banker for two long years. Then one morning, he went down to the crossroads. Returning from a week-long camping trip, Mr. Taylor recalls, he looked out the window into a beautiful day and thought, ÂIÂm not going to waste 52 weeks again. I donÂt want to wake up when IÂm 60 and say, ÂI was a banker.ÂÂŽ Many go down to the crossroads, it seems, but many turn around and go back. Not Mr. Taylor.Perhaps the lesson he offers all of us is really as simple as it seems: If you want to do something, go do it. You, alone, are the greatest obstacle to exploring the world, not the world itself. While traveling, Mr. Taylor spent six years living in northern India and work-ing at the International Mountaineering Leadership Institute, even training porters for Himalayan expeditions to K-2 and such 8,000-meter peaks in Pakistan as the Gash-erbrums and Masherbrum. He has also taught first aid to nomads on the Tibetan plateau, where the nearest hospital was a two-day ride on horseback. As an Outward Bound instructor (and much like Arthur Aylen before him), Mr. Taylor has likely discovered a way to main-line joy and get paid for it Â„ get paid Âto help people realize theyÂre capable of doing more than they thought they were capable of doing,ÂŽ as he puts it. Take it from the man himself, then: ÂYou canÂt go after comfort, if you want to feel joy. You have to rough it. You have to sleep on the ground. There were years when I slept on the ground more than 200 nights a year.ÂŽ And there may be yet. Mr. Taylor was then, and he remains now, outward bound. That may prove instructive for all of us. Q COMMENTARYOutward Bound roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTORuss Taylor
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe unpopular party amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly It is not just the winter of Republican discontent. It will in all likelihood be the spring, summer and fall, as well. The national party is leaderless and nearly issueless, but besides that, is thriving and in fine fighting trim. Once, taxes and national security were the partyÂs pillars, supplemented by domes-tic issues like welfare reform and crime and by symbolic issues like the Pledge of Alle-giance and flag burning. Now, the pillars are in disrepair. Cuts in income taxes donÂt have the same resonance because rates are so much lower than 30 years ago. Republicans formerly had success with across-the-board tax cuts that reduced rates at the top and for everyone else. By focusing on raising rates on the top, President Barack Obama has forced them into almost exclusively defending Âtax cuts for the rich.ÂŽ In theory, national security is still a Republican strength, but it doesnÂt have as much resonance as in the years after Sept. 11.The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has Democrats leading on: looking out for the middle class, Medicare, health care, reducing gun violence, Social Security, immigration, taxes and the econ-omy. The good news for Republicans is that they lead on everything else. The bad news is that everything else is only spend-ing, the deficit and national security.The problem with the deficit as an issue is that people care about econom-ic growth more, and the problem with spending cuts is that people like them more in the abstract than in reality. At times, Âwe have a $16 trillion debtÂŽ seems the sum total of the partyÂs argu-mentation. When party leaders say that they have to become the party of growth again, the policy they invariably advance to that end ... is reducing the $16 trillion debt. This necessary, but hardly sufficient message is almost all we hear from Republicans in Congress, where their majority in the House gives them respon-sibility without decisive influence. The House Republicans mainly have blocking power. Woe to the republic if they didnÂt. But if you block things, youÂre easily labeled an obstructionist, and wouldnÂt you know it, people donÂt like obstructionists. Their only hope to deflect the nation from its profligate budgetary path is confrontations coinciding with key fiscal inflection points, like the March 1 dead-line for the sequester. They always ride into these fights badly outgunned. This wonÂt change soon. It is too early to have a presidential candidate or even a presidential field, so the GOP lacks a head and therefore a unified voice. Of course, it wasnÂt long ago that Democrats seemed to be in dire straits. The party agonized over appealing to Âvalues votersÂŽ after 2004. Little did they know that eight years later, they would run a successful re-election campaign on limit-less abortion and free contraception. Events will again take a hand, as they always do. And since last fallÂs election, top Republicans from Bobby Jindal to Marco Rubio have been talking about a more bread-and-b utter ec onomic agenda. Fleshing that out, though, is a lon-ger-term proposition. In the meantime, Republicans should prepare themselves for more discontent. Q Â„ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Rand PaulÂ’s filibuster of John BrennanYou could say that a filibuster occurs when a senator drones on and on. The problem with the U.S. Senate was that there were too few senators speaking about drones last week. President Barack ObamaÂs controversial nomination of John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency was held up Wednesday after-noon by a Senate filibuster. The rea-son: BrennanÂs role in targeted killings by drones, and President ObamaÂs pre-sumed authority to kill U.S. citizens, without any due process, if they pose an Âimminent threat.ÂŽ The effort was led by tea-party Republican Rand Paul of Ken-tucky, joined by several of his Republi-can colleagues. Among the Democrats, at the time of this writing, only Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon had joined in the genuine, old-fashioned Âtalking filibus-ter,ÂŽ wherein the activities of the Senate floor are held up by a senatorÂs speech. Members of Congress, tasked with oversight of intelligence and military matters, have repeatedly demanded the memoranda from the White House detailing the legal basis for the drone program, only to be repeatedly denied. The nomination of Brennan has opened up the debate, forcing the Obama admin-istration to make nominal gestures of compliance. The answers so far have not satisfied Sen. Paul. Nearing hour six of his filibuster, Sen. Paul admitted: ÂI canÂt ultimately stop the nomination, but what I can do is try to draw attention to this and try to get an answer ... that would be something if we could get an answer from the presi-dent ... if he would say explicitly that noncombatants in America wonÂt be killed by drones. The reason it has to be answered is because our foreign drone strike program does kill noncombatants. They may argue that they are conspir-ing or they may someday be combat-ants, but if that is the same standard that we are going to use in the United States, it is a far different country than I know about.ÂŽ The issue of extrajudicial execution of U.S. citi-zens, whether on U.S. soil or elsewhere, is clearly vital. But also important is the U.S. governmentÂs now-seemingly routine killing of civilians around the world, whether by drone strikes, night raids conducted by special operations forces or other lethal means. Rand PaulÂs filibuster followed a curious route, including references to Lewis CarrollÂs ÂAlice in Wonderland,ÂŽ and quotes from noted progressive, constitutional attorney and Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald and blogger Kevin Gosztala of Firedoglake. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Sen. Paul March 4, writ-ing, ÂIt is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the Presi-dent to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States.ÂŽ Holder noted that PaulÂs question was Âentirely hypothetical.ÂŽ So, on the Sen-ate floor, Paul brought up the case of two actual U.S. citizens killed by drone strikes, Anwar al-Awlaki and his son, Abdulrahman. Anwar al-Awlaki was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen on Sept. 30, 2011. Two weeks later, also in Yemen, his 16-year-old son Abdulrah-man, a Denver native, was also killed by a drone strike. Paul asked during his fili-buster, ÂIf you happen to be the son of a bad person, is that enough to kill you?ÂŽ As Sen. Paul filibustered, Will Fitzgibbon wrote from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London: ÂLast month, we launched a new drones project: Naming the Dead. The aim of this project is to identify as many of the more than 2,500 victims of U.S. drone strikes in Paki-stan as possible. Given we currently do not know the identities of 80 percent of those killed, we believe this is a crucial and miss-ing step to having a more transparent drones debate. ... With all the attention being recently paid to American citizens killed by drones and with the drone debate growing, we thought it would be a good time to remind ourselves of the individual human stories of drone victims. Those we know about and those we donÂt.ÂŽ Barack Obama and John Brennan direct the drone strikes that are killing thousands of civilians. It doesnÂt make us safer. It makes whole populations, from Yemen to Pakistan, hate us. Sen. PaulÂs outrage with the presidentÂs claimed right to kill U.S. citizens is entirely appropriate. That there is not more outrage at the thousands killed around the globe is shameful... and dangerous. Q Â„ Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Â„ Amy Goodman is the host of ÂDemocracy Now!,ÂŽ a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the co-author of ÂThe Silenced Majority,ÂŽ a New York Times best-seller. Rand PaulJohn Brennan
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I love having puppies around, and since I know what IÂm doing, the friends I do this for now and then end up with a pretty nice youngster in a few monthsÂ time. ThereÂs still a lot of growing and training to do, but a good foundation has been laid. What do I get out of it? Puppy breath, and lots of it. IÂll soon be starting with another 10-week-old puppy, so IÂm getting the house puppy-proofed and dragging the crates and pens out of the shed to help with the house-training. After a couple of months, the retriever pup will go home with friends for good, and IÂll let my own pets recover for a while before I start another puppy project. While itÂs unusual for most puppies to be given a head start with an experienced puppy raiser, the practice has long been part of the lives of service dogs, such as those who assist wheelchair users or the vision-impaired. The advantages of a loving, consistent and structured upbring-ing are many. 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I know I do. Q PET TALESRaising them rightStructure, socialization and love are key to getting puppies off to a great start COURTESY PHOTO Otter, a retriever puppy, learned the rules of the road with one family before going to live permanently with another. WomenÂ’s Golf Day includes top pros, free lessons SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe PGA Center for Golf Learning & Performance, Port St. Lucie, is hosting a WomenÂs Golf Day geared at providing women and girls with more opportuni-ties to get involved in the game. The event, scheduled for Saturday, March 16, from 1-4 p.m., is free and open to players of all ages and skill levels, as well as their guests. It will be held at PGA Village, 8565 Commerce Center Drive. LPGA Hall of Fame Inductee Nancy Quarcelino and 1990 PGA Teacher of the Year Charlie Sorrell will be on hand, along with local PGA and LPGA pro-fessionals, to host clinics that can help properly introduce beginning golfers to the game and assist avid golfers in taking strokes off their scores. Both Mr. Sorrell and Ms. Quarcelino are Top 100 instructors. Adam Dunham, PGA of America fitness performance specialist, will host a fitness clinic promoting the health and wellness benefits of golf. There will be complimentary range balls, equipment demonstrations, prizes and contests. WomenÂs and girlsÂ golf clinics provide participants with the opportunity to take part in various golf activities, to play better golf with instruction from PGA and LPGA professionals, and to have fun with friends and family while playing the game. 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The family-oriented event, which includes a full dinner and the four cups of wine for adults, will be hosted at the center, at 1209 Main St. #100 Abacoa Town Center. Suggested cost is $40 for adults and $20 for children ages 3-13 with reserva-tions by March 18, and $45 and $25 after March 30. All are welcome and no one will be turned away for financial reasons. Reser-vations are required. To RSVP and for more information, call 222-4083 or see jewishjupiter.com. Q >>Buddy is a 9-year-old neutered Jack Russell Terrier. Knows how to sit, loves people and is spry. Will jump on your lap and cuddle. Quali es for the Senior to Senior program; 55 and older pay no fee.>>Blacky is a 2-year-old spayed domestic. She is sweet and quiet. It makes her sad when she doesn't get picked. To adopt: The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, is located at 3100/3200 Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Adoptable pets and other information can be seen at hspb.org. For adoption information call 686-6656. >>Sawyer is a neutered tabby, approximately 6 months old. He has white markings on his chest and feet. He is very affectionate.>>Mrs. G is a spayed longhaired cat, approxi-mately 6 years old. She was surrendered by her owner, and would love a new home. She is very affectionate, and gets along well with other cats. To adopt: Adopt A Cat is a no-kill cat rescue facility located at 1125 Old Dixie Highway, Lake Park. For additional information, and photos of other adoptable cats, see the website at www.adoptacatfoundation.org. For adoption information, call 848-4911.Pets of the Week
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 A7 PAPA CHIROPRACTIC & PHYSICAL THERAPYDR MICHAEL PAPA DC TWO LOCATIONS 2632 Indiantown Road 9089 N. Military Trail, Suite 37 Jupiter Palm Beach Gardens561.744.7373 561.630.9598XXX1BQB$IJSPDPNt 20 Years in Jupiter & Palm Beach Gardens!WE ACCEPT MOST INSURANCE PLANS Get back in the game withNon-Surgical Spinal Decompression Treat Neck Pain, Back Pain and Sciatica caused by:BULGING/HERNIATED DISCSDEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASEFACET SYNDROMEFAILED BACK SURGERY WITHOUT THE USE OF DRUGS, INJECTIONS OR SURGERY Low Back Pain Neck Pain Auto Accident Pain Improve your game DR. MICHAEL PAPA Chiropractor/Clinic Director DR. BRUCE GOLDBERGChiropractor, Acupuncture GIFT CERTIFIC ATEC OMPLIMENTARY CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINATION & C ONSUL TATION This c erti cate applies t o c onsultation and examination and must be presen ted on the date of the rst visit. This certi cate will also c over a prev ention evaluation for Medicare r ecipients The patient and any other person responsible for pa ymen t has the righ t to refuse t o pay, canc el paymen t or be r eimbursed for any other servic e, e xamina tion or tr ea tmen t tha t is per formed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the adv er tisemen t for the free, disc oun ted fee or reduc ed fee ser vic e, e xamination or tr ea tmen t Expires 3/28/2013. $15 0VA LUE $15 0VA LUE COURTESY PHOTO Dr. Firdose Shabnum Ansari, left, diagnostic radiologist, and Sherri Lewman, director of radi-ology services at Jupiter Medical Center, with the 3D mammography technology.Jupiter Medical Center opens breast screening center SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYIn its continuing effort to detect breast cancer at its earliest, most treat-able stage, Jupiter Medical Center has opened of the Niedland Breast Screen-ing Center at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens. In addition to the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center located at 1025 Mili-tary Trail in Jupiter, JMC said in a pre-pared statement, the new 1,400-square foot Niedland Breast Screening Center provides 3D mammography (tomosyn-thesis), bone densitometry and blood draws in one convenient location, with ample parking and easy access. The Niedland Breast Screening Center offers fast, stress-free mammograms, designed for working women or busy moms on the go, so patients can take care of themselves and continue on with their day. ÂJupiter Medical Center is dedicated to bringing the latest advances in womenÂs imaging to our community,ÂŽ said Sherri Lewman, director of radiol-ogy services at Jupiter Medical Center. ÂAdding the second facility provides greater access to the women south of Jupiter Medical CenterÂs main campus. Both locations position us in the com-munity as the premiere provider of womenÂs radiology services offering the highest quality of care.ÂŽ 3D mammography revolutionizes how breast cancer is detected, provid-ing increased diagnostic accuracy and finding breast cancer at an earlier stage. Exams are performed on a digital mam-mography unit that takes multiple low-dose 3D images of a compressed breast from different angles. Because of the 3D imaging capability, radiologists now view breast tissue layer by layer, one millimeter at a time. This technology is extremely useful for all women, especially those who have dense breast tissue. 3D mammog-raphy has been proven to provide an 8 percent increase in breast cancer detec-tion with a 25 percent decrease in call-back rates to find those cancers. Nationally accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and designated as an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center was the first facility in Palm Beach and Martin coun-ties to offer 3D mammography. For more information, see jupiterbreastcare.com. The Niedland Breast Screening Center is located at 11310 Legacy Place, Suite 110, Palm Beach Gardens (next to Miami ChildrenÂs Hospital Nicklaus Outpatient Center). For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 263-4414. Q
A8 WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY When Care Counts, Count on Only the best will do for your aging loved one. At St. JosephÂ’s, we understand the unique needs of s eniors and have been providing superior senior living in J upiter for many years. Our staff is comprised of only the most dedicat ed licensed nurses and dementia care specialists so that o ur UHVLGHQWVEHQHWIURPWKHFRPIRUWRIKRPHDQGKDYHWKH FRQGHQFHWKDWWKH\DUHUHFHLYLQJWKHEHVWSURIHVVLRQDOFDUH See for yourself what sets St. JosephÂ’s apart, come in for a visit today. Call 561-747-1135 to learn more and reserve your space today! In partnership with and providing on-site rehabilitation services by Jupiter Medical Cen ter St. JosephÂs of Jupiter____________________________ 350 Bush Road, Jupiter, FL 33458 www.stjosephs-jupiter.com Assisted Living Facility #10963 If you like to dance to the big bands, join us at the Jupiter Community Center on Sunday, March 17 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join us at St. JosephÂ’s for our Â“HelpÂ… My Parent is AgingÂ” Series Tuesday, March 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.Â“Getting Older Can be Tougher Than We ThoughtÂ”Presented by: Scott Greenberg host of Â“Oh My God IÂ’m Getting Older And So Is My MomÂ”, heard every Monday on Seaview radio discusses all th e trials and tribulations getting older can bring in a lighth earted and humorous manner. Environmental award goes to artist Janet Heaton SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYWildlife artist Janet Heaton will be recognized as the John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Environmental Cham-pion at the par kÂs NatureScaping and Dark Skies Festival on Saturday, March 16. Through her work over the past 20 years, including countless volunteer hours, Ms. Heaton has raised more than $250,000 for the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park and established the park as a venue for animal and wildlife art exhibition and appreciation. Since 1990 she has organized exhibitions fea-turing more than 100 artists, as well as local and international art societies. Ms. Heaton founded the parkÂs Natural Selections Art Exhibition and Sale, a biennial event by the International Society of Animal Artists. Through her efforts, other artists have volunteered to enhance the exhibit hall and provide high-end art, jewelry and apparel for the gift shop. In addition, Ms. Heaton has served on the board of directors of the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park and the Nature Foundation. A Florida native, Ms. Heaton says she has been fascinated by nature all of her life. Images of the birds and mammals of Africa and North America dominate her artwork. Ms. Heaton has traveled to many parts of Africa and India to photograph, paint and research her wildlife subjects. "Given a choice of any subject in the world, I would select the African elephant without hesitation,ÂŽ she said in a prepared statement. Ms. Heaton works in watercolor, oil and pastel. "Each medium produces dif-ferent results Âƒ from the very delicate to the strongest and most powerful animal." She has received numerous awards and recognition for her animal art and photography. As a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, Florida Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of American and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, she has exhibited from New York City's National Arts Club to East Africa's Mount Kenya Safari Club. Ms. Heaton also is included in ÂWho's Who of American Women,ÂŽ ÂWho's Who in American Art,ÂŽ ÂWho's Who in the South and Southwest,ÂŽ ÂWho's Who in America,ÂŽ and ÂWho's Who in the World.ÂŽ John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Palm Beach CountyÂs only state park, is situated on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon. The park is made up of 438 acres of pristine coastal land and con-tains four different habitats, including seven species of plants and 22 species of animals on the endangered or threat-ened list. For more information, visit www.macarthurbeach.org. Q League of Women Voters updates directory of officials SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe League of Women Voters of South Palm Beach County has issued its ÂVoters Digest 2013-2014,ÂŽ a com-prehensive directory of federal, state, county and local elected officials and the means of contacting them by mail, by telephone or online. Due to redistricting, new four-color district maps were created for this edi-tion, which is published as a public service for the residents of Palm Beach County. The publication is available at public libraries, city halls, community centers, civic centers, senior centers, chambers of commerce and other public buildings, and it will be mailed to anyone who sends a self-addressed stamped No. 10 envelope to the League of Women Voters, P.O. Box 6208, Delray Beach, Fla., 33482-6208. An online version can be found at www.lwvpbc.org. The leagueÂs website also provides important information for voters and links to government sites. For additional information, phone 276-4898. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that pro-motes political responsibility through informed and active participation in government and acts on selected gov-ernmental issues. Q COURTESY PHOTO Janet Heaton has raised money and put in many hours of volunteer time at MacArthur Beach State Park.
A10 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYMick Jagger. And if you happen to be the reporter assigned to write a profile about Dick Robinson, you see his career rests on a simple premise: If you want someone to like you, ask them questions. Everyone loves to talk about themselves. Everyone, except Dick Robinson. This poses quite the Catch-22 for your assignment. Dick Robinson wants to talk about you Â„ your writing, your passion, your purpose. In the company of Dick Robinson, you are the star. And just by sitting on his couch, youÂre on the Dick Robinson show. But as a reporter, you must attribute these first impressions youÂre feeling, so you call up his associates. ÂDick is the first one to congratulate you when youÂre moving forward and heÂs the first one to pick you up when youÂre falling behind,ÂŽ says Steve Parker, a broadcasting buff who grew up with Dick Robinson as somewhat of an adopted uncle. ÂHe always makes you feel like youÂre the most important person in the world. He talks to Donald Trump the same way he talks to the guy sweeping the floors.ÂŽ Mr. ParkerÂs father, the renowned late program director Charlie Parker, hired Dick Robinson as a disc jockey back in the Â60s for WDRC, the pivotal station between New York and Boston, locat-ed in Hartford, Conn. ÂYou wanted to be played on the Dick Robinson show at night. Every teenager in the world was listening to him,ÂŽ says Steve Parker, now a senior account manager for the Connecticut Radio Net-work. ÂHeÂs still friends with the Rolling Stones. The Roll-ing Stones call Dick when theyÂre in town because Dick helped them get popular back in the Â60s.ÂŽ The audience he had back then, no one could touch. At high school record hops, teeny boppers waited in line to meet him. Now Dick Robinson lives in Palm Beach Gardens, as a self-described Âcharity addict,ÂŽ is past president of the American Heart Association and on the board of the American Cancer Society; hosting International Red Cross balls and disabled veteran galas; raising more than $5 million for juve-nile diabetes; auctioning off his Steinway piano and classic Rolls Royce for the ben-efit of PBS and NPR. But Dick Robinson will not elaborate on these details, you have to Google. HereÂs how he renders the trajectory of his career: He recorded his first commer-cial spot for a drugstore in Boston, where he was working as a soda jerk. He got his first on-air gig as an announcer for WARE in Ware, Mass. When people asked him where he worked, it went down like this: ÂWARE.ÂŽ ÂWhere?ÂŽ ÂWARE.ÂŽ ÂWhere?ÂŽ He slid into the WDRC night shift right in the midst of the British Invasion. He bought some stations, he sold some sta-tions. He opened the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (the oldest and largest group of broadcast media schools in the nation). He opened more schools (there are now 12 CSB campuses spanning the east coast, including one in Palm Beach Gardens). And he had a lot of fun. He rushes through his resume because he would rather sip his Diet Coca-Cola and listen to you. Remember, in the com-pany of Dick Robinson, you are the sub-ject, the intrigue, the talent. Behind his questions and his blue eyes, bluer than Sinatra, and his gravelly voice, welcoming as the dirt road home, you see his gift of charisma, his gift of connecting with everyone within a matter of minutes. And it seems once heÂs made that connection, itÂs hard for him to let go. ÂWhen itÂs time to leave, it takes most people 30 seconds to say goodbye. It takes Dick about an hour to get out the door,ÂŽ says Walt Pinto, one of Dick RobinsonÂs colleagues back at WDRC. ÂHe stops to talk to every single person and inquire how they are. ItÂs not just, ÂNice to see youÂ and out the door, heÂs very interested in everybody. ItÂs more important for him to talk to you than worry about running some place in a hurry.ÂŽ His son remembers growing up on Dick Robinson time. Yes, Dad Dick would take his children out for ice cream, they would just have to make a quick stop and see Cher or Mick Jagger first. Yes, he took his children to concerts, but they were not sitting out in the stands eating pop-corn, they were playing the drums, run-ning down the stairs, tripping Cher as she stepped up on stage in her extravagant costumes, talking to Mick as he waited for their dad to introduce the Stones. ÂI thought every dad was like him,ÂŽ says James Robinson, DickÂs son. ÂAll that stuff was just as normal as I knew normal to be.ÂŽ Dick did go to his boyÂs ballgames, but as James remembers, he showed up in true media man style: ÂHe never thought parking lots were for him. He just needed to get to where he was going. Baseball, soccer Â„ he would show up to one of my games and drive his car right up on the field, get out, see the game, drive off.ÂŽ Once a year, Dick would round up his three kids and interview them for the Robinson Review. He would videotape them dancing, telling jokes, perform-ing magic tricks, asking them questions all the while, cultivating their creative sprouts. Whether playing the role of father or entertainer, talking to you or Mick Jagger, itÂs all the same to Dick Rob-inson. HeÂs living his love. Dick Robinson walks with his shoulders back, his arms swinging, his fingers snapping to an ÂAinÂt life a kickÂŽ-like swagger. He sings in the shower. HeÂs always humming, even standing at the gas station pumping gas. He reads from his cell phone under the covers at 4 oÂclock in the morning but still has his old reel-to-reel tapes stashed in the closet, so when he starts to miss yesterdayÂs technology he can pull Âem out and hook Âem up. When Dick Robinson talks about the school he founded itÂs as if heÂs talking about his fourth child. He sold the school once, to a division of the Credit Suisse banking group, believing they had good intentions to open more broadcasting schools in locations like Paris, South America and Italy. When Credit Suisse filed bankruptcy, Dick Robinson bought his school back. ICONFrom page 1 To listen to Dick RobinsonÂ’s American Standards by the Sea, tune in to WPBI 90.7 FM on Sundays 3-5 p.m. or visit yachtamusic.com to nd other stations. Dick RobinsonÂ’s Music by the Sea can be seen on WXEL TV (PBS) Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. For more on the songbook and the school, see preserveourgas.org and gocsb.com. ill h f COURTESY PHOTOAbove, Robinson and Cher in New York in 1965. Left, Robinson with Rob Russell and Connie Francis recently, at Palm BeachÂ’s Colony Hotel.COURTESY PHOTODick Robinson interviewing the Rolling Stones for his radio show on WDRC, in Hartford, Conn, in 1965. COURTESY PHOTORobinson aboard his yacht Â“Airwaves.Â”
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 NEWS A11 ÂIt felt like I sent my kid to a foster home,ÂŽ he says. ÂReally deep down inside, I missed it Âƒ When I bought it back, it felt like a child returned.ÂŽ Walk into the CSB Palm Beach campus with Dick Robinson now and watch stu-dents try to compliment him. ÂI want to thank you,ÂŽ says a recent WSBR hire. ÂIÂve always dreamed of coming to this school Âƒ If you didnÂt start this, I wouldnÂt be where IÂm at. Thank you.ÂŽ Dick Robinson throws the compliment right back on the student: ÂDonÂt thank me. ItÂs you. YouÂre the talent.ÂŽ Another student approaches him. ÂThis guy,ÂŽ Dick Robinson starts, telling a story to introduce the Iraq war veteran turned broadcaster. The student shares how he landed a gig with ESPN 760. ÂDonÂt get too big too fast,ÂŽ Dick Robinson encourages. Another student comes up to him: ÂGrowing up, my parents used to listen to you. My dad used to sit there and smoke his cigar and weÂd all listen to you.ÂŽ Forever transfixed on the person heÂs talking to, Dick Robinson asks, ÂHowÂs DadÂs health?ÂŽ The student says his parents have passed, ÂBut they would be proud of me for coming here.ÂŽ Next year Dick Robinson will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his school and his 60th year in broadcasting. Currently, he spends his days recording ÂAmerican Standards by the Sea,ÂŽ an internationally syndicated two-hour radio show, broad-cast each week from his 70-foot yacht ÂAirwaves.ÂŽ Though he sees himself as a peddler, peddling his goods, Dick Robin-son has become the ambassador of The Great American Songbook, founding a nonprofit to preserve songs written by George Gershwin and Cole Porter, songs performed by Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, songs that do not glorify vio-lence, demean women or push drugs, but teach that the four-letter word is love. ThereÂs the ticket, if you want Dick Robinson to talk, start talking about the Songbook. Mention ÂThe Nearness of YouÂŽ and heÂll go, ÂOh!ÂŽ like he just took his first bite of lobster. Bring up ÂThe Way You Look TonightÂŽ and heÂll go ÂOh!ÂŽ like he just saw his daughter in a wedding dress. Name the tune ÂGuess Who I Saw TodayÂŽ and heÂll go ÂOh!ÂŽ like he just closed the back cover of Hemingway. Keep him rolling and heÂll start to recite the lyrics to ÂI Thought about You,ÂŽ his hand held up like heÂs swearing his emo-tion under oath: ÂI took a trip on the train/And I thought about you Âƒ I peeked through the crack/And looked down at the track/The one going back to you/And what did I do?/I thought about you.ÂŽ ÂThere are kids who have never heard the Songbook,ÂŽ Dick Robinson says. ÂWeÂve got to give them a taste of it. WeÂve got to keep it alive.ÂŽ So heÂll keep on leaning into his microphone, but remember, heÂs not doing it for himself, heÂs doing it for you. Q COURTESY PHOTORobinson moved into the photo, with his microphone, during the BeatlesÂ’ first press conference in the U.S., in 1964 in New York City.
A12 WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY '$ n .$"(/$ #( 0(-,.$ 0+$,0 4/0$ ( -.*# n 333 /%.-**" "-+ n7r6r7r 5 r 5 r 5 r 5 nr 5 r 5 5 r!r$" $ $!$ n$ $ #$!% r"! $"$ $# $! "$ r!r $ $# % $!# $! n$ $! #r!r$!" $! $0! ")0-*(2(,&4-1.*(%$ NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEDoping on iceLeaders of the ice-fishing community, aiming for official Olympics recognition as a sport, have begun the process by asking the World Anti-Doping Agency to randomly test its ÂathletesÂŽ for per-formance-enhancing drugs, according to a February New York Times report. However, said the chairman of the U.S. Freshwater Fishing Association, ÂWe do not test for beer,ÂŽ because, he added, ÂEveryone would fail.ÂŽ Ice-fishing is a lonely, frigid endeavor rarely employing strength but mostly requiring guile and strategy, as competitors who discover advantageous spots in the lake must sur-reptitiously upload the hauls lest com-petitors rush over to drill their own holes. Urine tests have also been run in recent years on competitors in darts, miniature golf, chess and tug-of-war, and in 2011, one chess player, two minigolfers and one tugger tested positive. Q Cultural diversityQ A frequent sight on Soweto, South Africa, streets recently is crowds of 12-to-15-year-old boys known as Âizik-hotaneÂŽ (ÂboastersÂŽ) who hang out in their designer jeans, Âshimmering silk shirts, bright pink and blue shoes, and white-straw, narrow-brimmed fedoras,ÂŽ according to a February BBC News dispatch. Flashing wads of cash begged from beleaguered parents, hundreds may amass, playing loud music and sometimes even trashing their fancy clothes as if to feign an indifference to wealth. Since many izikhotanesÂ families are working-class survivors of apartheid, they are mostly ashamed of their kidsÂ behavior. ÂThis isnÂt what we struggled for,ÂŽ lamented one parent. But, protested a peer-pressured boaster, ÂYou must dress like this, even if you live in a shack.ÂŽ Q IndiaÂs annual ÂRural OlympicsÂŽ might be the cultural equivalent of sev-eral Southern U.S. ÂRedneck OlympicsÂŽ but taken somewhat more seriously, in that this year, corporate sponsorships (Nokia and Suzuki) helped fund the equivalent of about $66,000 in prize money for such events as competitive pulling using only oneÂs ears or teeth. ÂWe do this for money, trophies, fame and respect,ÂŽ one ear-puller told The Wall Street Journal in February. This year, in the four-day event in Punjab state, the 50,000 spectators could watch a teeth-lifter pull a 110-pound sack upward for about eight seconds and an ear-puller ease a car about 15 feet. Q A generous local businessman recently graced the city of Okuizumo with funding for replicas of two Renais-sance statues (ÂVenus de MiloÂŽ and MichelangeloÂs ÂDavidÂŽ) for a public park. Agence France-Presse reported in February that many residents, receiving little advance warning, expressed shock at the unveiling of ÂDavidÂŽ and demand-ed that he at least be given underpants. Q Fax machines, almost obsolete in the U.S., are still central to many tech-savvy Japanese families and companies (who bought 1.7 million units last year alone), reported The New York Times in February. Families prefer faxesÂ supe-riority to e-mail for warmly expressing JapanÂs complex written language, and bureaucrats favor faxesÂ preserving the imperative of paper flow. Q Latest religious messagesQ The 14 guests at a jewelry party in Lake City were initially incredulous that home-invader Derek Lee, 24, meant to rob them, but when they saw that he was serious (by putting his gun to the head of one woman), the hostess went into action. ÂIn the name of Jesus,ÂŽ she shouted, Âget out of my house now!ÂŽ Then the guests chanted in unison, ÂJesus! Jesus! Jesus!ÂŽ over and over. Mr. Lee, frightened or bewildered, sprinted out the door empty-handed and was later arrested. Q The president of the National Black Church Initiative told the Associated Press in January that its pastors are gen-erally free to ordain new pastors as they wish, and that consequently Bishop Wayne Jackson of Detroit did noth-ing wrong in his ordination ceremo-ny (which was surreptitiously videorecorded and uploaded to YouTube), even though it consisted of Bishop Jack-son in robes, praying while lying on top of the new bishops, who were also pray-ing. (The AP noted that Bishop Jackson had been the target of thatÂs-so-gay YouTube comments.) Q In January, Lhokseumawe City, Indonesia, drafted new ordinances, including one that prohibits women from riding motorcycles with their legs straddling male drivers, since that would tend to ÂprovokeÂŽ them. A proponent said the ban Âhonor(ed)ÂŽ women Âbecause they are delicate creatures.ÂŽ Immediately, some authorities denounced the legisla-tion, pointing out that riding Âside sad-dleÂŽ is much more dangerous in cases of sudden swerves and collisions. As of press time, the mayor had not decided whether to implement the ordinance. Q Questionable judgmentsQ In February, an off-duty Tampa police officer and an off-duty sheriffÂs detective from nearby Hernando Coun-ty were awarded the sheriffÂs officeÂs highest honor, the Medal of Valor, for exemplary bravery in an October incident in which a 42-year-old naked woman was shot to death by the offi-cers. The woman was holding a gun and had made threats, and a 5-year-old boy was inside a truck that she wanted to steal. However, even though a neighbor had simply wrestled the woman down earlier, the officers still thought their only move was to shoot to kill. Said the womanÂs brother, ÂThey shot a mentally disturbed, naked woman. Is that valor?ÂŽ Q In 2011, Julian Pellegrino pleaded guilty to DUI involving serious bodily injury to Mark Costa in Chicopee, Mass., and was sentenced to serve 18 months in jail, but that did not deter Mr. Pellegri-no from filing a lawsuit in December, demanding $1.1 million for Mr. CostaÂs somehow Âcaus(ing)ÂŽ his car to collide with Mr. PellegrinoÂs. Mr. Pellegrino (with a broken neck) was actually more seriously injured than Mr. Costa, who sued back, asking nearly $200,000. (In 2010, while Mr. Pellegrino was awaiting disposition of the case with Costa, he pleaded guilty to another DUI.) Q
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Â‘Hab-a-HeartsÂ’ lunch raises $100,000 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Palm Beach Habilitation Center hosted 225 guests at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach for the 22nd Annual Hab-a-Hearts Luncheon Feb. 11 11, raising more than $100,000 for the center, which assists hundreds of indi-viduals with disabilities in Palm Beach County. Committee Chairs Sherry Szczublewski and Marianne Vellis honored Lou Ann Wilson Swan as the 2013 ÂQueen of HeartsÂŽ for her dedication to the center and her work to secure gifts for the silent auction, which generated more than $32,000. Guests enjoyed pink ÂHab-a-TinisÂŽ in the grand ballroom, which was deco-rated in fuchsia and gold. Models from Palm BeachÂs Salon Margrit provided an informal fashion show. Following lunch, committee member and auction-eer Jim Accursio raised $14,800 in a live auction. Items included a foursome of golf at Trump International Golf Club, a seafood dinner for four at Mar-a-Lago, and a Palm Beach Yacht Club membership. To date, the annual luncheon has raised more than $1.4 million. Sup-porting the event were sponsors PNC Wealth Management, Kay Lang, and the International Society of Palm Beach, among others. Other committee mem-bers include: Prudie Anderson, Amy Bernard, Donna Brown, Nancy Cash-man, Joanne Driscoll, Kathy Fernandes, Barbara Fuschetti, Cheryl Gibbs, Ann Jaggie, Jenifer Kelley, Henrietta Kore-tsky, Helen Logothetis, Jean OÂConnell, Sheila Rinker, Chris Silva, M.J. Stewart, Valerie Tango, and Babbette Wolff. For more information about the Palm Beach Habilitation Center or the Hab-a-Hearts, call Mary Dunning, direc-tor of development, at 965-8500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Q Girl Scouts host Thin Mint Sprint SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYLooking to melt away any extra Girl Scout cookie calories? Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida will host its Sec-ond Annual Thin Mint Sprint 5K Race on Satur-day, April 6, at Okeeheelee Park in West Palm Beach. Thin Mint Sprint is open to runners of all ages, but the dayÂs activi-ties also will include a Tagalong Trot 100-yard dash for kids 8 and younger. Awards will be given in 17 cat-egories and the first 300 registrants will be given race T-shirts. All run-ners also get a free box of Thin Mints. Registration and packet pickup starts at 6 a.m. and the 5K race starts at 7:30 a.m. The fee is $30 for those who preregis-ter, or $35 the day of the race. The fee for the Tagalong Trot is $10. Thin Mint Sprint will be a chip-timed race, and is sponsored in part by Garden of Life and Fit 2 Run. Runners can preregister for the race online by visiting https://register.gorun. org/thinmintsprint until April 3. For more information about the Thin Mint Sprint, call Lauren Mathers at 427-0258 or email email@example.com. For 100 years, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida empowers girls ages 5 to 17 with vision and voice, and those girls can then command their future, engage their communities and inspire others. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is committed to meeting the needs of todayÂs girls by providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, which will help her develop skills and create a strong foun-dation for future success. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, a United Way of Indian River County partner agency, serves more than 15,000 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. To explore opportunities to volunteer or partner with Girl Scouts, call 866-727-4475 or visit www.gssef.org. Q n ngTrot y g w v g c fu th Florida Weekly staff writer and antiques aficionado Scott Simmons is returning to STORE Self Storage for a series of Trinkets or Treasures? events in which he will tell attendees a thing or two about their vintage keepsakes. ÂEveryone has something that they have hung onto for sentimental reasons. I can help them learn some of the his-tory behind that object and tell them whether it has value beyond the senti-mental,ÂŽ Mr. Simmons said. Attendees are welcome to bring one item for evaluation. In addition to writing entertainment and features stories at Florida Weekly, Mr. Simmons has written about antiques and collectibles for more than 15 years and has spent a lifetime seeking out that next great find at antiques shops and shows, thrift stores and flea markets across the United States and in Europe. The next events will be 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. March 16. Future events are scheduled for June 15, Sept. 21 and Nov. 9 at STORE Self Storage, 11010 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Admission is free. Res-ervations are required because seating is limited. Call 627-8444. Q Learn whether your trinket is a treasure at antiques eventSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Danielle Blangy Cameron, vice president for personal and family philanthropy, and Jillian C. Vukusich, director of com-munity investment, earned the designation. The CAP program provides development and phi-lanthropy professionals with knowl-edge and tools to help clients reach their charitable objectives, while also helping them meet their estate plan-ning and wealth management goals. Candidates for the CAP designation must complete a minimum of three courses in philanthropic studies at the Irwin Graduate School and six hours of supervised written examina-tions. More than 800 individuals have received the CAP designation since its inception in 2003. Within the foundation, Ms. Cameron is responsible for developing and managing the donor services program and overseeing its relationships with donors, advisors and fund holders. She works closely with donors to help them outline and achieve their chari-table goals by providing guidance and options for charitable giving. Ms. Cam-eron celebrated her 25th anniversary with the Foundation in November 2012. Ms. Vukusich provides leadership in the design and implementation of the foundationÂs grant-making activi-ties and works closely with the donor services staff to align and cultivate interest among donors with opportuni-ties for giving. She is an alumnus of the Hull Fellows Program through the Southeast-ern Council of Foundations and is a current member of the Council on FoundationÂs Next Generation Task Force. Ms. Vukusich holds a mas-terÂs degree in arts management from American University in Washington, D.C., and a bachelorÂs degree in dance education from the University of South Florida, Tampa. The Community Foundation serves Palm Beach and Martin counties in multiple roles. Q Local groups set rally for human rights SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe American Muslim Alliance of Florida Inc., C.R.O.S. Ministries, Interfaith Clergy Committee of Palm Beach County, The Office of Interreligious Relations of The Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach, Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Project Nur (American Islamic Con-gress) will present a free community rally for human rights in Syria to raise aware-ness of the massacres and loss of human life. The rally is Tuesday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Palm Beach Atlantic UniversityÂs DeSantis Family Chapel, 300 Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach. Mohamad Al Bardan of The Syrian Non-Violence Movement (SNM) and Gael DeMaisonneuve, Consul General of France in Miami will be the featured speakers, the group announced in a statement. ÂThe late Abraham Heschel remarked, ÂAll are responsible, few are guilty,ÂÂŽ said Rabbi Nason Goldstein, co-chair of the JCRC-sponsored Interfaith Clergy Com-mittee of Palm Beach County. ÂThe upcoming rally is an opportunity for local religious and educational organi-zations to come together in recognition of our collective accountability.ÂŽ For more information call 242-6671 or email Mary.Greco@JewishPalmBeach.org. Q Enterprise Bank lends many hands at beach cleanups SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYWhen you think of Jupiter Beach, you think of a wide expanse of sand thatÂs a per-fect spot for children to build sandcastles and for residents to take long walks with their dogs. But keeping it pristine takes the ongoing efforts of Friends of Jupiter Beach, which operates a volunteer beach cleanup on the first Saturday of each month. Among those rolling up their sleeves to pick up trash and recyclables is a 16-person team from Enterprise Bank, a project spon-sor. TheyÂre carrying out what bank Chief Executive Officer Hugh C. Jacobs Jr. called, in a prepared statement, Âanother oppor-tunity to serve our community outside the walls of the bank.ÂŽ During the cleanups, volunteers invest about an hour cleaning the 2.5-mile stretch, with recyclables taken away by Rapid Removal, a Palm Beach County firm. Afterward, they gather for a continental breakfast and door prizes, which in March included the ever-popular Enterprise Bank money roses. ÂIn our role as a true community bank, we are actively at work in a host of civic and charitable endeavors, both corporately and as individuals,ÂŽ Mr. Jacobs said. ÂAs Jupiter Beach is, in many ways, the sig-nature of our town, itÂs important to us to sponsor and to work for its consistent cleanup.ÂŽThe next FJB cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, April 6, beginning at 8 a.m. Clean-ups are held only if the weather is fair. For details, friendsofjupiterbeach.com. Q COURTESY PHOTO Jillian C. 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Nominated for their achievements in the volunteer sector are Dr. Ivy Faske and Lynne Wells from Palm Beach Gardens. Public sector nominees include Katie Deits, North Palm Beach; Roberta Jurney and Tri-cia Trimble from Palm Beach Gardens; and Ellen Joy Vahab from North Palm Beach. In the private sector, Elizabeth Fago from Jupiter was cited for her work, as were Jane Kreusler Walsh from North Palm Beach; Wendy Sartory Link, Palm Beach Gardens; and Liz Quirantes, a Jupiter resident. Other nominees throughout the county include: Volunteer sector: Yvonne Boice, Annie Falk, Johanna Kandel, Theresa LePore, Karen List and Michelle Poole. Public sector: Anne Gannon, Mary Hammond, Johanna Kandel, Shannon LaRocque and Kelly Small-ridge. Private Sector: Lynda J. Harris. Volunteer nominee Faske is a board certified and practicing pediatrician. She has been an active leader in the Palm Beach Medical Society since 1987. In 2005, Dr. Faske was instrumental in bringing Project Access to Palm Beach County, where she served on the Leadership Council and is currently the chair. Project Access provides healthcare services to the low-income and uninsured residents of Palm Beach County. Ms. Wells, also nominated in the volunteer sector, was the catalyst for the formation of the Blue Friends Society at Loggerhead MarineLife Center in Juno Beach. As found-er and chair, she is credited with lifting the networking and fundraising at the center to a new level. She also serves on the sustainer board of directors as communications chair for the Junior League of the Palm Beaches. Public sector nominee Ms. Deits is executive director of the Lighthouse ArtCen-ter Museum and School of Art. She has served on numerous boards throughout Palm Beach County, including the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Northern Palm Beaches Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Task Force for the Business Development Board. Ms. Deits developed ÂWhy Art is Important through Artists of Palm Beach County,ÂŽ promoting art in public schools. She nurtures artists and teaches at the Society of Four Arts and the Lighthouse ArtCenter. Ms. Jurney, public sector nominee, has been the executive director at Quantum House since 2008, is a trustee of the South Florida Fair, former member of the execu-tive committee and board of directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, member of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches, president, board of directors of the Palm Beach Flagler Rotary and the WomenÂs Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Trimble, public sector nominee, is managing director of the Maltz Jupiter The-atre. During her eight seasons there, she has been instrumental in growing the theater, with co-leader Andrew Kato, from a budget of $3.5 million to $5.5 million and a subscrip-tion base of 2,300 to 7,350. Her volunteer work includes Boy Scouts of America, His-torical Society of Palm Beach County and First Presbyterian Church of North Palm Beach as Sunday school teacher. For the last 20 years, Ms. Vahab has been the executive director of the Center for Youth Activities. It is here that she has distin-guished herself as a leader and champion of children in the community. She is a nominee in the public sector. She was involved in the construction of Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, construction of homes with Habitat for Humanity and Kula Yoga Shala Center, offering free yoga in the Jupiter community. Ms. Fago, private sector nominee, founded one of the nationÂs largest healthcare com-panies. Today she is partner of Palm Health Partners, building state-of-the-art extended care facilities. She is a charter member of the Scripps Florida Council, and was appointed to the Florida Council of 100. She was recognized by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with an outstanding service award and also chairs events for the Red Cross and Junior Achievement. Also nominated in the private sector is Wendy Link Sartory, founder and manag-ing partner of Ackerman, Link and Sar-tory, P.A., a leading business law firm in West Palm Beach. She is also chairman of Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, offering health insurance for children ages 5-18. One of her many volunteer leadership roles includes the gubernatorial appoint-ment to the Board of Governors of the state university system of Florida. Private sector nominee Ms. KreuslerWalsh, and her firm Kreusler-Walsh, Compiani & Vargas, P.A, specialize in civil appeals and litigation support in state and federal courts. Her all-woman firm recently won the 2012 Athena Business Award given by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches honoring the firmÂs efforts in men-toring women. She has served on the Board of the Legal Aid Society since 2003 and the board of Palm Beach County Family and Delinquency Court. Nominee Ms. Quirantes is a WPEC-Channel 12 news anchor where she also mentors and trains new reporters and producers. SheÂs involved with Forever Family, which helps find homes for children in foster care, and is a volunteer board member at the H.O.P.E Project for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, which provides low-cost mammo-grams and breast health information. Executive Women promotes the professional and personal advancement of women through networking and resource sharing and helps them develop and realize their potential as leaders. Luncheon proceeds benefit its scholarship and grant programs which are administered through its charita-ble foundation, Executive Women Outreach, a 501c(3). For information regarding sponsorship opportunities to benefit WILAÂs scholarship programs of Executive Women Outreach or for tickets to the luncheon, call 684-9117, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.ewpb.org. Q 22 nominees named for Women in Leadership Awards The Northern Palm Beach Chapter of the American Business WomenÂs Asso-ciation will host its 17th annual fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Palm Beach Gardens. Rose Meyerowich, fashion coordinator, will present spring and resort fash-ions from area boutiques. Guests also can participate in a raffle for items such as hotel stays, a set of tires, fitness center memberships and gift baskets. Proceeds will help support education, professional development and scholarships. The cost for the luncheon is $40, and the event is open to the public. For tickets or more information about the luncheon or about American Business WomenÂs Association, contact Sharon Maupin at 329-4485 or visit www.abwan-pbflorida.org. The Embassy Suites Hotel is located at 4350 PGA Blvd. For directions to the hotel, contact the Embassy Suites at 622-1000. The mission of the American Business WomenÂs Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow per-sonally and professional through leader-ship, education, networking, support and national recognition. Q Businesswomen plan Â“Spring into FashionÂ” lunchSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________On Thursday, March 14, Dr. Ian Baldwin, director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, will present the final lecture in the Max Planck Florida Instit uteÂs 2013 winter series, ÂTraining a New Generation of Biologists.ÂŽ This talk, sponsored by Sydelle Meyer, will discuss the importance of training genome-enabled field biologists with a specific program that teaches them to be adept at using the most powerful tools of biology, as well as being intimate with the art of natural discovery. To illustrate the approach, Dr. Baldwin will provide examples of biologists who have discov-ered how a native plant has solved its own pest problems, a fundamental issue that plagues all agricultural processes. The lecture is free and open to the public and is scheduled from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Royal Poinciana Chapel Fel-lowship Hall, 60 Cocoanut Row in Palm Beach. Seating is limited and can be reserved by calling 972-9027 or by email-ing email@example.com. For more information, please visit www.maxplanckflorida.org. Q Max Planck lecture is setSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ FAGO QUIRANTES VAHAB WELLS FASKE JURNEY KREUSLER-WALSH TRIMBLE DEITS SARTORY LINK SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
A20 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYFeeling snubbed by a friend? Be dignified, even though it can hurtBrenda was sure it was a mistake. This just couldnÂt be. She considered Marcy to be one of her closest friends. Marcy would not have made a bridge game on Thursday, and not included Brenda Â„ and, certainly, not without discussing it with her first. Thursday had always been the day they met for lunch and a fun afternoon of social bridge. Brenda knew that Marcy had been working like a fiend all summer to perfect her game Â„ lessons, practice and tournaments. But, now, it seemed like Marcy was angling to be included in the more advanced games. Brenda knew she was not as strong a player as Marcy, but there were plenty of other times Marcy could play without breaking up the Thursday game. But, when Brenda asked Marcy if she had heard things correctly, Marcy wasnÂt the least bit apologetic. She became defensive and said Thursday bridge had never been written in stone. And, in fact, she made it seem like Brenda was the demanding and immature one. But the hurt went deeper still. Lately, it felt like it was always Brenda who initiated the phone calls to make plans. Brenda didnÂt consider herself to be a possessive friend, but she had to admit it bothered her that Marcy and her husband went out to dinner with the Smiths and the Coopers, and hadnÂt included them. Brenda tried to broach the topic with Marcy, but somehow the whole situation had been turned around. Brenda felt petty and needy, and, quite frankly, was sorry sheÂd brought it up.Most of us count on our friendships to be positive, affirming additions to our lives. Granted, we may enjoy very different kinds of connections with var-ied groups of people. Sometimes our relationships are superficial, but fill a specific need or purpose Â„ parents of our childrenÂs friends, tennis teammates or collegial coworkers. We share com-mon interests, and may keep things cor-dial and light. Other relationships are grounded with deeper connections and purpose. With these treasured friends, we may speak the same language and have shared value systems. We know in our hearts that these people have our backs and come through for us consis-tently over time. Because of a gratifying history, we may trust these people and feel safe enough to confide very per-sonal matters, reaching out for advice and emotional support. Many of us look at our friendships from very different vantage points. Unfortunately, we may set ourselves up for tremendous hurts and misunder-standings because we may have very different belief systems about what a true friendship entails. In our adult lives, most have us have learned to balance and share our friend-ships. We understand that our friends will have other loyalties and bonds, and are secure enough to give them the breathing room to have activities with-out us Â„ no questions asked! We know our friends wouldnÂt like the feeling of being held hostage to obligations they never intended to sign onto. And, weÂre usually smart enough to understand this and take steps to divide our own interests and loyalties so we donÂt over-load any one relationship with too much pressure or expectations. We also have to remind ourselves that no friendship is perfect. We often grow in different directions, and must be flexible and open to these changes if the relationship is to thrive over time. Sometimes when our friends pull away, it has nothing to do with their feelings about us. Rather, it may be a reflection of a change in their lives or their desire to take a different course. When we refuse to make allowances for these changes or some lesser trans-gressions, we may create conflicts and compromise the comfort of the relation-ship. Our friends may become resentful if we vigilantly follow their comings and goings or castigate them for perceived slights. Of course, if a Âso-called friendÂŽ continues to hurt us over time, itÂs in our interest to seriously consider if this is an individual we can count on. We must be careful to step back and try to consider the situation from a less emotional stance. Sometimes when a close friend doesnÂt include us, they may not have intentionally meant to hurt us. In their minds, they may have made choices that donÂt include us and donÂt feel an obligation to explain them-selves. To be fair, they may have mis-judged the impact of the exclusion. ItÂs not unreasonable to count on ÂfriendsÂŽ to be attuned to our feelings and to do their best to be consider-ate. There are many ways to soften the blow of disappointing others. ItÂs com-mon courtesy to give friends a Âheads upÂŽ if we are making changes that will affect them. Offering alternate dates and activities keeps the door open and shows sensitivity, even if the intensity of the friendship has lessened. This is obviously a sensitive scenario and is often fueled by the self-esteems and insecurities of the parties involved. To some of us these things matter a lot, and to others, not much at all. Exclusion always hurts, but especially so when weÂve been hurt by a person we trusted and counted on to be con-siderate of our feelings. Being rejected may cut deep into our hearts. ItÂs an especially painful betrayal to learn we misjudged the character of a person we valued, and to discover theyÂre self-absorbed, or indifferent to the heartache theyÂve caused. How we respond and conduct ourselves in the face of the hurt speaks to our own character and sense of self worth. While we may want to rant, rage or malign them, there are obviously more dignified, self-protec-tive steps we can take. Healing from hurts is a very personal, on-going process to work through. When we stay stuck too long in a resentful, vengeful place, itÂs often much tougher to move forward. Reaching out to others for emotional support is often validating and lessens the sting. Cultivating new interests and endeavors can be a means of deflecting the hurt. At the same time, enthusiastically immersing ourselves in new friendships and projects can make an important difference. Q Â„ 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 www.palmbeachfamilytherapy.com, or on Twitter @LindaLipshutz.Dj vu all over againHello again! Early In 2011, I become a weekly contributor to Florida Weekly on issues of philanthropy and the chari-table sector. As the president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, I was then in a unique position to reflect upon these issues. Over a span of 40 years, the foundation provided about $94 million in grants in support of charitable organiza-tions and causes throughout its service area. ThatÂs quite a crowÂs nest to look out from and upon the local charitable world and to ingest, through the lens of history, issues of time, context, and opportunity that have a profound effect on not only what you do, but how you do it, within a charitable purpose orga-nization. Intellectual reflection is a well-developed discipline among my colleagues in the charitable sector. ÂThought-leader-shipÂŽ is a prerequisite to and a launch pad for groundbreaking ideas and strat-egies, especially when in the context of addressing issues and challenges for which no past precedents or solutions exist. I came to South Florida in the fall of 2007 to become the foundationÂs vice president for programs. In December 2008 I was appointed as its president/CEO. It was a watershed moment for this prestigious institution and profes-sionally, for me. A new beginning? Yes, but it wasnÂt all calm seas, full sails and bright skies. The economy and the housing market were rapidly turning to ash before our eyes. The horrific turn of events created in its wake a rising tide of urgency that transformed the charitable sector. The opportunity to become a regular contributor to Florida Weekly was an unexpected gift. It was a means to look out from a place of leadership upon the dislocation being wrought in our com-munities by the Great Recession. Over the course of 2011, I wrote about and provided a modest voice on behalf of the charitable organizations and car-ing donors that by government default, increasingly became our areaÂs first and sometimes only responders to families in crisis. My column was last published by Florida Weekly in December 2011. Fast forward to 2013. My five-year tenure with the foundation recently ended with the announcement by the board of my resignation. It was a great ride. I am proud and enormously grateful for all I was able to accomplish with the boardÂs support during my tenure. But the work isnÂt done. Nor has the need dissipated to keep thinking and writing about present issues from the perspective of the charitable sector. I am delighted to become, once again, a regular contributor to Florida Weekly and I take encouragement that I am one among many writing with this focus. In Florida, we are fortunate to have statewide networks devoted to sharing, educating, thinking about and support-ing charitable causes. For example, there are more than 27 community foundations in the state of Florida. This institutional framework of like-institutions spawns a collegial net-work extending beyond county lines. It is a robust pipeline providing two-way access for those here and elsewhere to information and knowledge that can often inform and broaden the knowl-edge upon which local philanthropic initiatives are envisioned and imple-mented. This matters. Philanthropy in realtime is not the practice of knowing how bad things are; it is about envisioning how good or better things can and should be. Our task is to discern the role that charitable giving can play in turn-ing the levers we hold toward a more positive o utcome. B eing able to make the right choices with limited resources is a craft. There is a judgment call to be made inclusive of but not limited to just the facts. That is why thinking on your feet is a leadership imperative within the charitable world. I hope this column will add yet another open window and a public space to consider and reflect upon issues affect-ing donors, nonprofits and charitable causes. Let me know what you think; give me course correction when you will. Share in building with me, within our communities, the leadership, wis-dom, knowledge and skills necessary if the charitable sectorÂs efforts are to be successful in changing our world for the better, one person at a time. Q Â„ Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian and the former president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Her professional career spans more than 25 years in the charitable sector, leading major philanthropic institutions in the South and rural Appalachia. She has written and spoken frequently on issues affecting charitable giving and the nonprofit community and is recognized nationally and throughout Florida for her leadership in the community foundation field. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow Lilly on Twitter @llilly15. HEALTHY LIVING u f w t o linda LIPSHUTZllipshutz@floridaweekly.com w e 2 p 2 C leslie LILLYllilly16@gmail.com
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 NEWS A21 Palm Beach1800 Corporate Blvd., N.W.Suite 302Boca Raton, FL 33431561.665.4738 Fort Lauderdale200 East Las Olas Boulevard19th FloorFOrt Lauderdale, FL 33301954.522.2200 (telephone)954.522.9123 (facsimile) Whimsical folk art fetches an impressive priceFolk art is unique and often is both useful and humorous. At a CowanÂs auc-tion in late 2012, an example of these traits was seen in a mirror offered for sale. The 19th-century mirrorÂs pine frame was carved to look like a man, with his head at the top, shoe-clad feet at the bottom and hands held up near his neck. One hand holds five fingers up, the other just two. The artist seems to be referring to the seven years of bad luck that awaits anyone who breaks a mirror. Or perhaps it was a gift for a seventh anniversary or just a suggestion of the lucky number seven. It was good luck for the seller. The mirror, only 17 inches high, was esti-mated at $1,000 to $1,500. It sold after a bidding battle for $5,700. Q: I am thinking about remodeling my home office and am agonizing over replacing my old desk and chair. I bought the very heavy desk about 20 years ago from an elderly couple. It was made by the Imperial Desk Co. of Evansville, Ind. It has a few nicks, but itÂs in very good shape. The chair was made by Domore Chair Co. of Elkhart, Ind. I had it reup-holstered about 18 years ago. It has a cast-metal frame and also is heavy. Are the desk and chair valuable antiques I should keep? And if so, is it OK to use them? A: Your desk and chair are not valuable antiques. But they are good, solid pieces of office furniture. Depending on their style and condition, the desk might sell for about $350 and the chair for about $200. Base your decision on how useful the pieces are and if you like their Âlook.ÂŽ Q: I recently found what I thought was a very unique item at a yard sale. ItÂs a ceramic pig with many tiny holes on its back. It took me all weekend to figure out what it is. I think itÂs an hors dÂoeuvres server because the holes are just the right size to it hold toothpicks. Is it unique and valuable?A: Toothpick holders in the shape of ani-mals became popular in the 1950s. Hedgehogs and porcupines prob-ably were the first ani-mal shapes made, since inserted toothpicks look like the animalÂs quills. After that, cats, dogs, pigs and other animals were made in pottery, wood, plastic, silver and other metals. They are fun to use at a party, but most arenÂt worth more than $20 to $25. Toothpick holders made of silver are worth more.Q: I have a lithograph published by Associated American Artists. IÂve seen some sell for thousands of dollars. Can you tell me something about this group? A: During the Depression, most people couldnÂt afford fine art, so Reeves Lewenthal founded Associated American Artists in 1934 to provide art for the mid-dle class. He hired well-known American artists, including Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, to make lithographs, which were reproduced and sold in department stores. Later, the art was sold in the Associated American Artists gallery in New York City and by mail order. Watercolors, oil paintings and other works, including home furnishings and acces-sories, were also sold. Prints originally sold for $5 unframed and $7 framed. Today, some sell for hundreds or even thousands of dollars, depending on the artist.Q: My father was always buying stocks and bonds. When he died, I inherited two certificates for 100 shares of stock in Cobalt Silver Queen Ltd. They are dated Dec. 12, 1908. Can you tell me anything about this company, and what the value of these certificates might be?A: Cobalt Silver Queen Ltd. was organized in 1906 in Cobalt, Ontario, Canada. Silver was discovered in the area in 1903, and by 1905 prospectors and mining com-panies were rushing to the area to stake claims. Cobalt Silver Queen mined silver and cobalt. Stock in the company was offered for $1.50 per share in 1908. By the 1930s, most of the mines had closed. Stock certificates for companies that are no lon-ger in business may be redeemable (ask your library for help) or collectible. Col-lectors look for certificates with historical value, elaborate engraved designs, inter-esting graphics or the signature of a well-known person. The hobby of collecting old stock and bond certificates is called Âscripophily.ÂŽ Certificates are bought and sold online as well as at auctions.Tip: Never touch the surface of a watercolor or drawing. Lift unframed paper by the corners. Q Â„ Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. KOVEL: ANTIQUES a p t s t B terry KOVELnews@floridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTO The mirror-frame man holding seven fingers up may be warning about the seven years of bad luck awaiting someone who breaks a mirror. The unique piece of folk art auctioned for $5,700 at CowanÂ’s Auctions in Cincinnati.
A22 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Visit our Facebook page for our Calendar of Events: Healthy Natural Pet Food Toys, Leashes, and More! 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Prior to this purchase, one or several of these elements triggered a termina-tion of the buying process. Car owner-ship was not necessary when working and residing in New York City for a large chunk of my life; mass transit was the solution. At age 32, I inherited a car and drove it until it literally fell apart. My next auto was technically a pur-chase, but there were no real elements of selection or negotiation; I was so busy as a portfolio manager that I allot-ted two hours one day to get a new car Â„ I test drove one car at a dealership and bought it. While married, the task of auto purchasing was my husbandÂs. In divorce, the task was assumed by my 12-year-old son as his knowledge was many multiples of mine. He told me the color, features, and specific location of the car in the dealerÂs lot. As I do not like to negotiate, I basically accepted the lease terms. My son found replace-ment cars in each of the successive lease periods and with several years of military college under his belt, the last lease terms were aggressively negoti-ated by him. That paints a pretty good picture of my inexperience and discomfort. Car buying was out of my knowledge base and comfort zone. So I planned a process and got quarterbacking from multiple friends who are seasoned in (and actually enjoy) auto purchases. My first step was to test-drive many different cars. Though it might sound sexist, I wanted a man to help in the test drive at the dealership. I learned to go very fast to see pickup, listen for the sound of the engine, jiggle the wheel to see if the car responds quickly, etc. A companion can also help in exiting the dealerÂs negotiating clutches. After testdriving 10 cars, I narrowed the field to three. Initially I was interested in leasing, my norm for the past 12 years. As each manufacturer has different lease terms (amount down, length of time under lease, warranty programs, free options, etc.). I had to adjust monthly lease amounts to compare fairly. I amortized the required money down over the life of the lease so that all lease options were reworked to assume zero down. For instance, $2,000 down and a $350 a month lease for three years (36 months) was reworked to be $405.55 a month ($2,000 divided by 36 months is $55.55, added to $350 is $405.55). Then, for each car, I deducted/added the car specific savings/costs. Examples of savings for the car I purchased included: reduced gas costs of $27 a month (as better mileage more than offset the cost of premium gas); an auto insurance savings of $30 a month (although the car was more expensive than others, it had much better safety features); auto maintenance savings of $30 a month (compared to alternative cars that did not offer full maintenance over the three-year lease); and $7 a month in free satellite (one year free amortized over the three-year lease). And donÂt forget free car washes at two times a month at $10 is a tidy sum. For my metrics, the most expensive car of my three possibilities translated into the lowest monthly lease due to collective savings in mileage, insurance and auto maintenance. Next decision was whether I wanted to lease this car or to buy it. At 3 percent financing for six years, the argument to buy becomes compelling. And as I was just ending a lease with several thousand of already paid and unused miles, I was inclined to buy. Someone suggested that I consider buying a mildly used dealer/loaner car and that I call various Internet sales departments to see if they had such a gem in inventory. In my case, a dealer more than 100 miles away had a ÂloanerÂŽ or ÂdemoÂŽ car for sale. And what followed was my non-negotiating and truthful pitch: ÂI will not travel 100 miles to negotiate with you as I am not good at it and I donÂt like doing it Âƒ so give me your rock bottom number and if it works, I will buy it tomorrow.ÂŽ Now in saying this, I was, unbeknownst to me, effecting some ele-ments of Âgame theoryÂŽ developed by John Nash, Nobel Prize winner and subject of the movie ÂA Beautiful Mind.ÂŽ In effect, I (not the dealer) had created the rules of the game, I was the scarce resource (as I would m ove on to another Internet sales depart-ment if I didnÂt like the price), and the dealerÂs salesman was bidding for my business. This is entirely different from one-on-one negotiations inside a dealership Â„ where the game favors the dealer. I bought the car, a 2012 328i BMW. It had 3,000 miles on it. Hopefully, some women who are afraid of investing might take comfort that even I can feel like a fish out of water when doing something new and complicated. Be encouraged; with a little tenacity and some friends help-ing in the process, you can venture into new financial territories. Q Â„ Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. Contact her at 239-571-8896 or jshowaltercfa@.yahoo.com. jeannette SHOWALTER CFA email@example.com
BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY PALM BEACH COUNTY COMMERCE WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 A23 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________Dr. Matthias Haury has been appointed chief operating officer at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neurosci-ence in Jupiter. He will oversee scien-tific infrastructure and operations at the new 100,000-square-foot biomedi-cal facility. Dr. Haury will establish and manage the instit uteÂs laboratories and scientific services and implement a budget management structure. Previously, Dr. Haury was head of Science Operations at COST (European Cooperation in Sci-ence and Technolo-gy), a Brussels-based intergovernmental organization that coordinates nation-ally funded research programs. He supervised a team of more than 25 scientific and administrative officers and oversaw COST initiatives designed to network scientific communi-ties around the globe. He also managed programs that connected scientific poli-cymakers with regulatory bodies in both the public and private sectors. Prior to COST, Dr. Haury held leadership positions at the EMBL International Centre for Advanced Training (EICAT) at the European Molecular Biology Labora-tory in Heidelberg, Germany, and at the Gulbenkian Institute of Science (IGC) in Oeiras, Portugal. In addition to his scientific management expertise, Dr. Haury has more than 15 years of experience in the labora-tory, receiving his doctorate in immu-nology from the University of Paris at the Pasteur Institute, and performing his post-doctoral work at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the author of more than 30 publications and has lec-tured and taught numerous technical and scientific courses throughout Europe and Latin America. For more information, visit www.max planckflorida.org. Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________HMS National Inc. has announced it has donated $100,000 to Place of Hope, a Palm Beach Gardens child welfare orga-nization that provides foster care, fam-ily outreach and support programs for abused and neglected children. ÂWe respect Place of HopeÂs meaningful work, and are very proud to sup-port such an important and much-needed service to children and families in our community,ÂŽ said Douglas Stein, HMS president, in a prepared release. HMS is the nationÂs leading home warranty provider for Realtors, home sell-ers and buyers, and an affiliate of Cross Country Home Services Inc. The com-pany, which has headquarters in Fort Lau-derdale, has a long history of supporting Place of Hope. HMS has sponsored the nonprofitÂs Annual Golf Invitational and Charity Dinner since its inception, and was a gold level sponsor at this yearÂs event, March 3-4. At the March 3 dinner, HMS pledged an additional $30,000 in the live auction to support Place of HopeÂs programs and services. ÂCorporate giving is a considerable game-changer for the youth of Place of Hope, who benefit directly from the vision, generosity and benevolence of the business community,ÂŽ said Mickey Nocera, Place of Hope board president, in the statement. Place of Hope is a faith-based, statelicensed child welfare organization that provides family-style foster care (emer-gency and long-term); family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for domestic minor sexually trafficked victims; transitional housing and support services; adoption and foster care recruit-ment and support; and hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect. To learn more, visit www.placeofhope.com. HMS National has worked with millions of homeowners and tens of thou-sands of real estate professionals for more than 30 years to make the process of buying, owning and selling real estate safer Â„ and more enjoyable, efficient and profitable. As a pioneer and innova-tor in the home warranty industry, HMS National has provided the HMS Home Warranty, a wide range of professional support tools, marketing training and products, and leading errors and omis-sions insurance. For more information, visit www.hmsnational.com. Q HMS Donates $100,000 to Place of Hope Max Planck Florida appoints Haury Boutique to host color and gemstone program COURTESY PHOTODouglas Stein, president of HMS National; Mickey Nocera, board president of Place of Hope; and Sandra Finn, president of Cross Country Home Services at Old Palm Golf Club. Suit Your Soul, a Downtown at the Gardens boutique that carries clothing and accessories with positive messag-es, will host a book signing featuring Margaret Ann Lembo, author of ÂThe Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones.ÂŽ The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 30. Ms. Lembo, who also wrote ÂColor Your Life with CrystalsÂŽ and ÂChakra Awakening,ÂŽ will greet guests and sign books from 6-7 p.m. There is no charge for this portion of the eve-ning, and children are welcome. From 7-9 p.m., Ms. Lembo will present a program titled, ÂColors and Gem-stones: Positive Thoughts for Success-ful Living.ÂŽ She will share how colors influence the way we feel, act and react to others. Guests can learn to match colors and gemstones, with the goal of achieving life-transforming positive thoughts. The cost for this part of the program is $25. Suit Your Soul, which opened in October 2012, is owned by Tamara Sabo. She hopes her customers will find the store uplifting, Âwhether they are soul-searching for a unique and meaningful way to express their indi-viduality, looking to recharge their energy by adding a splash of color, or align their chakras,ÂŽ Ms. Sabo said in a prepared statement. Suit Your Soul carries women, men, and childrenÂs clothing as well as shoes and accessories. The storeÂs logo, a tree of life, represents being grounded and connected with the earth while branch-ing out in search of higher meaning. Suit Your Soul carries womenÂs, menÂs, and childrenÂs clothing as well as shoes and accessories. Ms. Sabo said in the statement that she plans to donate a percentage of sales from Suit Your Soul to different non-profit organizations. Regular store hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Satur-day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For additional information, please call 855-6526 or visit www.suityoursoul.com. The store is in Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Suite 5102, in Palm Beach Gar-dens. Q HAURY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
A24 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY propel them on a short voyage to what they hope will be a long payoff. The trip will take, maybe, 45 minutes, and it will end in slips theyÂve rented amid floating docks at the 28th Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, Flagler Drive waterfront, West Palm Beach, running March 21-24. When they arrive, their larger adventure through the long weekend will just be starting. Mr. Looney, Mr. Stella and their staff, working out of booths 1016 to 1020, will step onto the docks and up across the gunwales at 10 a.m. each of the four days and work through 6:30 or 7 at night. Or later. ÂSometimes, if youÂre working a deal ... if itÂs a $500,000 deal, you might end up buying somebody a dinner,ÂŽ Mr. Looney says. ÂIn Miami, the company sold 17 boats. We sold three of them directly from our territory.ÂŽ The nautical allure endures. They are stoking dreams, maybe. More, they are showing and selling boats. For boat brokers and dealers, including SeaVee and Planta-tion on either side of Stella Marine in the PGA Marine Center, shows such as this one, such as similar large events in Fort Lauderdale and Miami and a show in Stuart later this year, can be make-or-break. ÂIt actually means that youÂre in business or youÂre not in business,ÂŽ Mr. Looney says. ÂThe importance of a boat show and the name recogni-tion from a local standpoint is critical. ThereÂs not a lot of foot traffic, the way there was back in the early 2000s, when money was just coming out the doors and we had a waiting list to buy boats. So you have to be proactive.ÂŽ The adventure extends far beyond them. Even at anchor on the Intracoastal and among tents and trailers along Flagler Drive, everyone invested in the Palm Beach boat show hopes for fair winds and smooth waters ... and for con-tented crowds and buoyant sales. Last year, Thomas J. Murray & Associates produced a report for Yacht-ing Promotions Inc. and the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County that counted total sales from the Palm Beach International Boat Show at $125.2 million, an economic output of $91.6 million, with 995 full-time jobs associated with it, attracting 40,000 visitors spending about $211 per day, booking 4,300 room-nights, in an industry with an annual economic impact to Palm Beach County of $2 bil-lion. For the profit-minded, Kevin Looney says, a boat might be a poor financial investment; very few gain value. For those who buy, though, and those who deal, too, itÂs unmatched as an invest-ment in good times and peace of mind, on leaving your earthbound worries at the dock. That getaway urge is part of what Raymond E. Graziotto, ÂRayÂŽ to all who know him, enjoys about the business. As president and CEO of Jupiter-based Seven Kings Holdings and co-owner of 12 marinas, he gravitated beyond real estate into the boating business some 18 years ago. ÂWe were doing apartment deals, and we stumbled across a piece of property at the end of Donald Ross Road,ÂŽ he says, Âthat we thought would make a perfect apartment site, and it happened to have a marina. I couldnÂt find anybody who could manage it the way we wanted it managed, so I thought, ÂOK, weÂll just try it.ÂÂŽ He and his business partner were soon hooked. ÂThe romance of this is, just remember that our customers are there to have fun,ÂŽ he says. ÂTheyÂre not there because they have to be there. ItÂs not like the apartment busi-ness. ÂThe most beautiful thing in the world is that our customers, by-and-large, are there for one purpose only: to have a good time.ÂŽ Mr. Graziotto also serves as president of the countyÂs Marine Industries Association, the Palm Beach boat showÂs owner and overseer. In the mid-90s, association members realized that a boat show would expand the fun, bring business and visibility, if done right. He has seen it grow with the years. Palm Beach County alone, he says, has some 46,000 boats and 800 marine businesses, including 57 marinas with 5,000 slips that generate about $300 million in income and generate $53 million in taxes, with an annual eco-nomic impact of nearly $2 billion. ÂWeÂre even more excited this year,ÂŽ he says, Âbecause we think the econo-my is finally picking up.ÂŽ The real thrill, of course, comes on deck, in the open air. Kevin Looney is standing, on a recent morning, looking out at PGA Boulevard from the helm of a gleam-ing white Everglades 350LX, 35 feet long and sporting three Yamaha 350 horsepower V-8, four-stroke outboard offshore engines that can push it to 60 mph on open water. Mr. Looney shakes his head at the mention. ÂYou could just have twin engines, and it would still go 45 mph,ÂŽ he says. ÂYou could have 300 (horsepower) on here and save $20,000. ThereÂs no real reason to have three engines on this boat. ItÂs all a guy thing. It really is. ItÂs absolutely a guy thing. The difference between two engines and three engines running this boat is 9 miles an hour. ThatÂs all. To me, the extra engineÂs going to cost you $23,000, and you follow the maintenance schedule on them, you spend another $1,500, $2,000 a year on your regular maintenance, so if you keep the boat for five years, that engine costs you $35,000, and when you turn around and sell the boat itÂs not going to give you any more money. But I guess if you can afford it ...ÂŽ Regardless, consider the creature comforts. For a newcomer to higher-end boating, marvels await. As a salesman, Mr. Looney is a human highlighter, and the 350LX boat fairly sparkles with selling points. ÂThis is your helm,ÂŽ he says. ÂYour instrument panel would go in here. That has full GPS systems and an auto-pilot, so you can pres s a butt on and the boat will take you where you want to go. This boat has a little electric grill outside. It has a full canvas that sur-rounds the forward or the helm station, air-conditioned, 16,000 BTUs. This is a table that folds down. This turns into a bunk. ThatÂs the cabin inside, has a bunk under. Bathroom with toilet, full shower. ThereÂs your television up front, your microwave here. A bunk here and a bunk under the back. Water heater. Cockpit grill. Blower, air-condi-tioning, separate AC up front here.ÂŽ And, he says, itÂs the safest boat on the water. The manufacturer calls this Everglades line Âunsinkable,ÂŽ a claim that might seem risky since the ÂTitan-icÂŽ (hey, no icebergs in Palm Beach). But Mr. Looney points to the hullÂs pre-molded in-fill of compressed foam. ÂYou can cut this boat in pieces,ÂŽ he says, Âand it will still float.ÂŽ With boats as with other modes of transport, he says, you get what you pay for. This little side door, here, is a great invention, allows a level entry from a dock without crawling across the boat. It will run you an extra $8,000. Want your outboard engines painted white over the molded-in gray? Add $3,000 per engine. Then he cuts to the chase. ÂThis has a list price of about $500,000,ÂŽ he says, Âand it will sell in the neighborhood of probably $430,000, $440,000.ÂŽ Or try a $3 million yacht, good for the offshore party or celebrity recep-tion and those long stays near exotic islands. Or thereÂs the new model being offered by Millennium Yachts: sticker price over $30 million, 150 feet long, can hit 70 mph. How about a skiff with a trolling motor? YouÂll find those at the show, too, its managers suggest, along with kayaks and sailboats and nearly any-thing that puts prow to water. ÂPart of this is for your own peace of mind or your own recreation and youÂre willing to pay for it,ÂŽ Mr. Looney says. ÂI think gas on the dock right now is $5.54 a gallon. My boats hold 400 gallons. So if you just go to fill up the boat, itÂs an expensive weekend. Depending on how you use the boat, it becomes an even more expensive weekend. I can cruise the Intracoastal and spend maybe five gallons of gas an hour, or I can be a tes-tosterone guy and go out the inlet going 50 mph and burn 60 gallons an hour. At five bucks a gallon, in an hour you can burn through three, four hundred dol-lars.ÂŽ That makes a case for sailboats, a visitor says, and he laughs. Mr. Looney himself, back up in the Boston area, started on sailboats. ÂIÂve owned a boat since I was a kid,ÂŽ he says. ÂI sailed in national competitions. TOP DECKFrom page 1 JOHN SESSA/FLORIDA WEEKLYBoats at the PGA Marine Center in Palm Beach Gardens.STELLA
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 BUSINESS A25I went from sailing to stink-pots when I was young, worked my way up. I always have a boat handy.ÂŽ Ray Graziotto knows what he means. He is sitting, just then, in the Seven Kings Holdings conference room, across from a large-scale model of a schooner fashioned in wood and can-vas. He will say, quickly, that, like his own marinas, the Palm Beach Interna-tional is not just for high-enders. ÂThe bulk of my business is the 17-foot guy to the probably 60to 65-foot guy,ÂŽ he says. ÂYou have a lot of diversity. You have a guy with a 1988-something that he bought used, and that guy just wants to get on the water and this is what he can afford. And then you have the (high-end) guys.ÂŽ Regardless of the ride, he says, boating gets in the blood. ÂThereÂs a real commonality, a camaraderie the environment, and fishing, and diving,ÂŽ he says. Like most of the Palm Beach InternationalÂs exhibitors, the Stella Marine partners and Everglades Boats will invest significant dollars (Mr. LooneyÂs total estimate, including fuel and work time, is $25,000) to show their water-craft to spectators and to buyers who might seem to window-shop but who often come with a sharp focus. Most have a favorite brand and a pretty good idea of what they want. ÂIf you donÂt sell a boat, youÂre in trouble,ÂŽ he says. ÂYouÂve got to sell one just to cover expenses.ÂŽ That sounds dire, but Mr. Looney comes in with perspective, learned partly from his daughters, Deborah and Pamela. Both survived cancer. Debo-rahÂs was especially nasty, followed later by diabetes. ÂI was a city kid and grew up tough and all that, but this kid, IÂll put her up against any of the guys I was in the service with. SheÂs a really strong kid. Very proactive with her own health, very bright kid. With Pamela, it was more of an environmental tumor. She didnÂt have to go through the radiation and chemo. But she came through, too. TheyÂre both good guys and strong kids.ÂŽ Then he and his wife, Frances, spent seven years caring, in their home, for her parents, both afflicted with dementia. ÂQuite frankly, I donÂt know how my wife did it,ÂŽ Mr. Looney says. ÂI could work from the house, so she did have a support system. She started her own business just because she had to be home.ÂŽ Her handmade work from that business, Shellabrations, shows on his office wall: oval mirrors framed in coronas of shells. For Mr. Looney, selling boats out of that office, and at shows, is more plea-sure than grind. He has been selling something since he was a very young man, has played a large role in health-care and filtration companies, has owned businesses and sold them, has put together art and antiques shows. ÂSelling is fun,ÂŽ he says. ÂItÂs knowing a product and being able to explain it to people.ÂŽ Boats, he says, bring a special pleasure. And they bring him in touch with an array of clients. When Mr. Stella walks through the door, that morning, the first thing he says is, ÂDustin is just pulling in with the boat right now.ÂŽ That would be PGA tour golfer Dustin Johnson, who within moments is standing out in the parking lot, looking over the inventory to trade up to a better boat. When they reach their slips in West Palm, Stella MarineÂs five brand-new, still nameless boats will join the mas-sive flotilla, more than 600 boats in the water and maybe 400 on land from dealers across the region. Dane Graziano of Show Management and his crew will be waiting to receive them. In the days before Stella MarineÂs journey, senior V.P. and COO Graziano, his staff of 60 and some 200 temporary workers embark on an annual pilgrim-age of their own, by truck, with the same destination. They literally assem-ble the Palm Beach International show. ÂWe start the Friday before, building the marina,ÂŽ he says. ÂItÂs approximately a 2 million-square-foot floating dock marina, Styrofoam aluminum plane with a wood deck, that we transport in 250 semi-truckloads by land and launch in the water individually. Then we connect them together and put in the pilings. The marinaÂs got power and water, just like itÂs been there for years.ÂŽ Their other labors include raising one tent, a clear-span 132 feet wide and 262 feet long and airconditioned, with flooring and carpeting, and another 40-by-300 feet without the AC, and other spaces for displays and food booths and exhibits. ÂItÂs a phenomenal event, the fifth largest boat show in the United States,ÂŽ Mr. Graziano says. (Fort LauderdaleÂs is first.) ÂVirtually every boat company thatÂs in business in the tri-county area is in our show. ÂIÂve done this show nearly 20 years now, gone through four administra-tions of mayors, and itÂs very gratifying to see its impact. The biggest change has been the growth in big boats. There are more and bigger yachts than ever before.ÂŽ Both Ray Graziotto and Kevin Looney incline to smaller boats, and Mr. Graziotto also has to confess: he does not, at the moment, own a boat, wait-ing for his children, Kailey and Nico, to regain the bug. But nothing, he says, would keep him off the water. ÂWe go out with friends,ÂŽ he says, Âwhich is the absolute best way to go. ÂIt gets you the way animals get you. I got this dog, and my mom would tell you, my mantra was Âno wife, no kids, no dog,Â and I got the wife and I got the kids and now I got the dog. I find myself getting up at 5:30 in the morn-ing to run with the dog, this 85-pound retriever, every day. ÂItÂs the same way when you get out on the water, the weatherÂs great and the sea is lapping up against the boat and you see the wildlife or you catch a fish or youÂre underwater and you see a reef thatÂs fabulous, itÂs the greatest thing in the world.ÂŽ Does Kevin Looney have a personal boat he uses these days? He looks around at his line, smiles and says, ÂAll of Âem!ÂŽ He canÂt wait, he adds, to show them off. Q JOHN SESSA/FLORIDA WEEKLYThe huge boat storage facility at PGA Marine Center keeps hundreds of vessels protected from the elements.
A26 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYWEST PALM BEACH AUTISM SPEAKS WALK 7,000 people participate at the Meyer Amphitheater 1 3 5 6 4 2 7 8 10 9 1 Mike Slocum, Lula Fulgosa, Albert Lopez and Cary Lopez 2 Mark Kaufman, Carol Kaufman, Michael Kaufman, Dana Kaufman and Mike Williams 3 Will Gordillo and Greg Brostowicz 4. Karen Zuckerberg and Joe Scondotto 5. Candi Spitz and Liz Feld 6. Al Young 7. Christina McDonald and Lawson McDonald 8. Veronica Elbert and Alec Elbert 9. Randy Peterson and Finn Rooney 10. Bob Wright and Suzanne WrightCOURTESY PHOTOS/LUCIEN CAPEHART PHOTOGRAPHY
Palm Beach Mediterranean villa SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThis Palm Beach custom-built Mediterranean four-bedroom, 6.5-bath-room villa was built in 1997. The 5,572 square-foot house, on a 12,000 square-foot lot, is at 1460 N. Ocean Blvd. The property is on the south side of the street for the best sun. The home features custom marble throughout, a gourmet kitchen with Subzero appli-ances, and a mahogany wood paneled library. The downstairs master bed-room suite includes a fireplace and dual bathrooms with matching closets. The vaulted living room with a fire-place and Palladian windows opens to a large heated pool with fountain. A cabana bathroom is offered with the outdoor loggia. A combination of Thermo-pane windows with con-cealed electric roll-down shutters provides hurricane protection and excel-lent security. The home comes with deeded beach access with a cabana. A generator is included. Fite Shavell & Associates lists the home at $3,495,000. The agent is Martin Conroy, 561-523-6148, firstname.lastname@example.org. Q A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 A27 FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS
A28 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 3 5 6 4 2 7 8 10 9 1 The Waterfront Properties and Club Communities Research Ride team 2 Isabel Stephenson 3 Anika Pariseleti, David Abernathy and Erik Pariseleti 4. Alison Archer 5. Betsy Munson and Michelle Pariseleti 6. Sarah Steinhoff 7. Carlos Diaz and Sarah Thomson 8. Karen Walsh 9. Beth Bourque10. Abby PariseletiCOURTESY PHOTOS FLORIDA WEEKLY NETWORKING Waterfront Properties raises $4,500 in PGA National WomenÂ’s Cancer Awareness Day Research Ride
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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 REAL ESTATE A31 30 Year Fixed Rate 3.375% 0 Points 3.503 Apr 15 Year Fixed Rate 2.750% 0 Points 2.978 Apr 10 Year Fixed Rate 2.625% 0 Points 2.957 Apr 7/1 Jumbo ARM 3.125 0 Points 3.048 APR 30 Year Fixed Jumbo 3.875% 0 Points 3.937 Apr &LORIDA"EST(OME"UYSCOMs%VERGRENE(OMESCOM Dan Malloy, PA, RealtorCertiÂ“ ed Negotiation Expert561-370-5736 TRUSTED REAL ESTATE ADVISORS Dawn Malloy, RealtorLuxury Homes Specialist CertiÂ“ ed Negotiation Expert561-876-8135 BUY SELL RENT DonÂt just list your home..... Sell your home with The Malloy Group of Keller Williams Realty!Call 561-370-5736 or 561-876-8135 SellingPBG.com Increased sales are fueled by low interest rates, 90% loans Interest rates are at their lowest in years and banks are lending up to 90 percent loan to value again Â„ this has helped the real estate market take a leap in the right direction. Sales are showing appreciation, desirable inventory is on the decline and money is Âcheap.ÂŽ The current conditions have allowed buyers to purchase properties that normally would cost hundreds to thousands of dollars per month. Banks are still taking on average 60 days to close even if a buyer is pre-approved; however, buyers and sellers alike are all capitalizing on unique market conditions. One of the properties I had listed a few months ago was a large family home in a popular Jupiter community. It was the largest model in the neighborhood and did not have many comparables in that same neighborhood. When pricing the home I looked at the neighboring communities within a half-mile of my listing, where the homes had the same size and similar features. I then priced the home accordingly based upon these comparable properties. Immediately after the home went on the market, I had a minimum of four showings a week. After three weeks, an offer came in from another family currently residing within the neighbor-hood. As we negotiated through the contract, there were several conversa-tions regarding the price of the home and comparable properties. A model of this size had not sold in the neigh-borhood in over 3 years. Most recent sales had been much smaller homes so it concerned the buy-ers. It took a week to reach a price that buyer and seller felt comfortable with, but we came to terms and the con-tract was signed and set to close within 45 days. My sellers were hesitant to accept the contract con-tingent upon financing. This was an ÂAS ISÂŽ contract, so they agreed to allow a contingency on the inspection period for 15 days. Everything was mov-ing along smoothly with the inspection completed within the first week of the contract. When the report came back, there were only 4 minor items on the list. During these 15 days, the buyers were also going through the loan process. They had been preapproved to pur-chase and had to close within 45 days since their current home was also under contract. They did not seem concerned about qualifying since the contract was not contingent on approval, but had questions about the appraisal. When the appraisal was ordered, the appraiser called me and asked for direc-tions to the property. He was from Ft. Lauderdale. The fact that he was not from the area was somewhat of a red flag, and then when he arrived at the home it immediately became apparent that he did not normally do appraisals in the area. I had comparables ready for him and provided him with informa-tion on the home, community and other recently sold homes. Appraisers appre-ciate the information given to them and often will consider it throughout their review. In this case, the appraiser did not want any additional information and told me he had already pulled com-parables on his own Â„ based upon the banks requirements and procedures. The 14th day of the inspection period came and I received an email from the buyersÂ broker to please return their deposit, they were cancelling the con-tract due to inspection concerns. This came as a surprise since the sellers were going to repair the 4 minor items on the inspection list. There were no true concerns that we could see. My suspicion was correct. I learned the appraisal on the home came in much lower than the contract price, almost 10 percent lower. I asked for a copy of the appraisal and learned the appraiser used short sales and foreclosures. I cannot say he was incorrect, but there were also several properties that could have been used. I immediately asked the buyerÂs broker to contest the appraisal and fortunately he did. We were able to get a new appraisal and it came in at a number very close to that of the contracted price. The buyers ended up coming back and closing on the home, but almost walked away simply because they were afraid to be at the upper end of the mar-ket for their new neighborhood and did not want to Âoverpay.ÂŽ Since the banks will only finance on appraised values, it is a crucial aspect of any transac-tion that itÂs going to have a mortgage attached to it. With values continu-ing to rise each month, appraisers are still under strict guidelines and remain extremely conservative. It is not fault of either the appraiser or the bank-sim-ply a condition of the current market. The real estate market currently has many positive aspects and the rise in pending sales for Palm Beach County proves our area is still very desirable, but there are challenges as well. Buyers, sellers, banks and all other partners in the industry must all be well informed in an effort to work together and capi-talize on the recovery. Q Â„ Heather Purucker Bretzlaff is a broker and Realtor Associate at Fite Shavell & Associates. She can be reached at 7226136, or at hbretzlaff@ fiteshavell.com. a p o s b y s s heather PURUCKER BRETZLAFF Got Download?The iPad App ItÂs FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. ItÂs Local. ItÂs Entertaining. ItÂs Mobile.
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INSIDE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B1 A GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENEWEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 Â“MillieÂ” is deligthfulDonÂ’t miss Â“Thoroughly Modern MillieÂ” at the Maltz, our critic says. B3 X SocietySee who was out and about across Palm Beach County. B12-13, 19-22 XMeet Mr. SooThe chef and owner of Talay Thai is opening a new restaurant in Jupiter. B23 X Beware those giftsSome potential partners give gifts to make you beholden. B2 X BRENDAN GRACE LOVES SOUTH FLORIDA.Here, he can relax at his home in Jupiter in near anonymity. In Ireland, he is a celebrity whose humor has been broadcast throughout the Emerald Isle for more than 40 years. He is funny enough that Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Liza Minnelli invited him to tour with them in the Â80s. Those were heady times, and he had regular gigs in the United States. These days, things are a little calmer for Mr. Grace, who sat down recently for a chat between radio broadcasts at Jupiter radio station WJTW. He dresses the part for his visits to Florida, wearing a Hawaiian-print shirt and shorts. ÂWhen I come over here itÂs time to chill,ÂŽ he says. He had been in town to appear at a benefit concert and was getting ready for rehearsals.Irish comic Brendan Grace calls Jupiter home Humor, with a brogue BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comSEE GRACE, B4 XCelebrate St. PaddyÂ’sWhere to get your green beer and other Irish cheer. B5 XIf St. PatrickÂs Day is near, can the Celtic Tenors be far behind? This trio of high-voiced lads will return to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for two shows March 18. Yes, itÂs the day after St. PaddyÂs, but James Nelson says the spirit will carry on. ÂWeÂre doing two shows, which is lovely. We always love coming to Jupi-ter,ÂŽ he said by phone. ÂWeÂre coming from Canada and New Zealand, and then Canada.ÂŽ The tenors, last here in 2011, just recorded their eighth album, ÂFeels Like Home.ÂŽ ÂWeÂre very happy with it,ÂŽ Mr. Nelson said. ÂItÂs a fully Irish team, with the Irish National Orchestra. ItÂs really a feeling of home as well.ÂŽ That feeling of home is important to him, and to his colleagues, Matthew Gilsenan and Daryl Simpson, he said. ÂThereÂs all this stuff about The Gathering to lure people back to Ire-land,ÂŽ he said, referring to the move-ment to help reinvigorate Ireland and its economy. Hence the importance of home.ÂThere are three tracks on the album with the word in the title,ÂŽ he said. Home is such an interesting concept for the tenors. They have toured the globe, taking with them the songs of the Emerald Isle. But they also sing the songs of other lands. 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B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY www.norton.org The Radical Camera: New YorkÂs Photo League, 1936-1951 has been organized by The Jewish Museum, New York, and the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio. Major support was provided by the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Limited Brands Foundation. Local presentation of this exhibition is made possible in part by Mr. and Mrs. William J. Soter. With additional support by The Gioconda and Joseph King Endowment for Exhibitions and The Sydelle and Arthur I. Meyer Endowment Fund. Media support provided by The Palm Beach Post The Radical Camera New YorkÂs Photo League1936Â…1951 Norton Museum of Art 1451 s. olive avenue, west palm beach, fl 33401 On View march 14 Â… june 16, 2013Members of New YorkÂs Photo Leaguemarch 16, 2013 / 3 pm free with museum admission image Jerome Liebling (United States, 1924Â…2011 ), ButterÂ”y Boy, New York, 1949 Gelatin silver print. The Jewish Museum, New York, Purchase: Mimi and Barry J. Alperin Fund. Estate of Jerome Liebling. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com Looking the gift horse in the mouthMoney is a funny thing in relationships. Even in this day and age, when women are often their own bread-winners, the issue of money Â„ and who controls it Â„ sets the tone in a relationship. I recently met my friend Liz for lunch, and over high-end Southern fare she told me that this year sheÂs making full professor at the univer-sity where she teaches. Liz owns her own home, drives a foreign-made SUV and otherwise seems to have her act together. But as she told me about her new relationship, I had to wonder. ÂHe likes the outdoors,ÂŽ she said. ÂHeÂs really into mountain biking.ÂŽ I nodded encouragingly.ÂHeÂs an attorney,ÂŽ she continued, Âand he has his own firm.ÂŽ I took a sip of my sweet tea and made the small noises women make to indicate their approval. Liz leaned forward and spoke conspiratorially. ÂI think heÂs pretty wealthy,ÂŽ she said. ÂHe only flies first class.ÂŽ I laughed. ÂWhatÂs not to love about that?ÂŽ ÂHe gives me lots of gifts,ÂŽ she confessed. Liz hesitated. ÂHe gave me a MacBook Air last week.ÂŽ ÂA MacBook Air?ÂŽ I said. WeÂre talking serious cash. ÂAnd the first time we met, he gave me an iPad.ÂŽ My face must have shown my shock. An iPad? On the first date? ÂAnd for my birthday he gave me this watch.ÂŽ She pulled back her cuff to show me her new wristwatch. ÂAnd weÂre going on vacation next week. He picked up the tab for that, too.ÂŽ All this after dating only two months? My opinion of LizÂs new Romeo suddenly plummeted. I shouldnÂt have been surprised by what she said next. ÂHe even suggested I quit my job and move in with him.ÂŽ The red flags were everywhere. My friendÂs new beau was dealing in power, not generosity, and I hated to think what he would demand from her in return. A certain fawning grati-tude, I imagined, would be the least of his expectations. Later in the week, LizÂs story still on my mind, I met up with the man IÂm seeing for drinks. I like to think of myself as progressive, but when it comes to relationships IÂm often quite traditional. IÂm happy to cook for a man, but when we go out to dinner I expect him to pick up the check. But on this particular night, I decided to see how it feels to control the money. ÂI got this,ÂŽ I said as we walked in.My boyfriend looked surprised but didnÂt object. And as I handed my credit card across the bar, I couldnÂt help but sense a little thrill. Is this how he feels every time he takes me out to dinner? Is this how LizÂs partner feels each time he presents a lavish gift? The feeling was intoxicating and gratifying. When my boyfriend thanked me at the end of the night, I told him it was my pleasure. But the pleasure was not in giving, as people would have us believe, but in knowing that I had the upper hand. Q Â„ Artis Henderson has joined the Twitterverse. Follow her @ArtisHenderson.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 B3 March 12-23FaithPrinceComing next...March 26-30Ann Hampton and Liz Callaway creativememories-favorites.comYour Online Source for AFFORDABLE Art at AFFORDABLEPrices SUNSET SPECIAL SUNSET SPECIAL Visit creativememories-favorites.comfor special price on all Matted Sunset Artwork Boob Art Supports Br east Cancer Awareness Debra!!! Wednesdays at 5:30 PM WXELPBS for the Palm Beaches & Treasure CoastDebra Tornaben talks with the rich and famous, as well as the people and organizations that are making a real difference here in South Florida. The former host of South Florida Profile for 7 seasons, the new show Debra!!! will share some of her past interviews with guests like: Luciano Pavarotti, Arlene Dahl, Larry King, Tico Torres, Vic Damone, Place of Hope, Florence Fuller and more from the world of entertainment, the arts, non profits and philanthropy. DebraÂs unique interviewing style takes you behind the scenes and informs, entertains and inspires. DEBRA!!! SCHEDULE ON WXEL Â… YOUR LOCAL PBS STATION 2/13 Place of Hope Gives hope to thousands of local children 2/20 Connie Francis AmericaÂs most loved teen idol 2/27 Arlene Dahl One of the most beautiful actresses of all time 3/6 Vic Damone Meet the man behind the legendary voice 3/13 Larry King -The most popular and influential talk host of all time, takes y ou behind the scenes of his life. 3/20 Faberge Eggs A family tradition past for generations 3/27 Tico Torres -Visual artist & drummer of legendary rock band Bon JoviFor more information please contact Ellen Huxley-Laffer at 561.364.4428. CONTRACT BRIDGEImagination BY STEVE BECKERIf you play against opponents who never make a mistake, this column is not for you. But if, as is more likely, your opponents are human and err occasionally, these words will not be in vain. Assume youÂre South and West leads the seven of hearts against your four-spade con-tract. Right away you get a sink-ing feeling about whatÂs going to happen. After you take EastÂs queen with the ace and lead a trump, you know East will win the trick, cash the king of hearts and return a heart for West to ruff. In the fullness of time you will also lose a club trick and so go down one. But there is no place for a defeatist attitude at the bridge table, so you begin to look for a way out until, after a while, you concoct a scheme that you hope will turn the tide. When East puts up the queen of hearts, you donÂt take it with the ace, but play the jack instead! When East continues with a low heart, you win with dummyÂs ten and cash the ace of diamonds, discard-ing the ace of hearts! Now you cannot be defeated, and you make four spades. The fly in the ointment is that East can upset your plan by returning the king of hearts at trick two rather than a low heart. The low-heart return by East is an error, to be sure, but it is one he might easily make. So if, as we said before, East is a player who never makes a mistake, he will return the king of hearts, and your grand scheme will go up in smoke. But it certainly doesnÂt hurt to try! Q
B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYBut Mr. Grace does not work much anymore in the United States Â„ St. PatrickÂs Day will be spent in Ireland, and he says the festival circuit here does not suit him. In Florida, he simply relaxes Â„ not that he does some of the things for which Palm Beach County is known. ÂFirst of all, IÂm a non-golfer. I donÂt play golf, which is silly. And most of my friends back in Ireland think I am crazy to be surrounded by such won-derful golf courses in an area where streets are called after golfers,ÂŽ he says. So what does he do?ÂI rest up at home, I go swimming, and if I have people visiting from Ire-land, I get in the car and go to Disney World,ÂŽ he says. At one time, three of his four children had lived in the area Â„ he and his wife, Eileen, have six grandchildren. His children have since moved to New York and Boston. Son Bradley played in the hardcore band Poison The Well. While in Florida, Mr. Grace relaxes and basks in being relatively unknown. That sparks a story.ÂI went into Publix years ago, one morning. I was getting some items for breakfast. I was walking by a mirrored wall in Publix and I went by it and I stopped and I came back and I looked and I had no trousers. I was wearing only T-shirt and my undies, and IÂd never realized that IÂd left the house Â„ look at me in slippers Â„ that I left the house in just a long T-shirt and a pair of jocks. If that had happened to me in Ireland it would be in all the newspa-pers,ÂŽ he says. Ah, the difference between Jupiter and Dublin. He works on scripts, but concedes, ÂI generally am a bit of a couch potato.ÂŽ It would seem to be well deserved for someone who has worked in show business for more than 45 years. He started off as a singer in a folk group; comedy came later. ÂIt was playing a guitar and telling the odd joke, and it just progressed over a short number of years to com-edy,ÂŽ he says. He calls his singing Âmusical storytellingÂŽ because so much of his music is ballads. His latest album, ÂThe Gathering: Homeward Bound with Brendan Grace,ÂŽ is a collection that displays his warm baritone. The singing comes easily for him.ÂDoing a comedy act is more challenging because youÂve got to speak the right language, and IÂve got to keep my comedy gentle, that it can be understood by very old people or very young people,ÂŽ he says. News events are too filled with tragedy to generate much material for his show. ÂI always found that if I made myself the butt of the joke or my late father or my grandfather or my mother-in-law Âƒ it has to be taken tongue in cheek. There is a huge joke in Ireland that mothers-in-law and sons-in-law donÂt get along,ÂŽ he says. Of course, he and his late mother-inlaw were great friends. She had a great sense of humor, as did his parents. ÂA lot of my inspiration came from American comedians. From the early Â60s forward, Ireland started to have its own TV station, black and white, of course, but a lot of the programs on there were American sitcoms. IÂm talking about shows like ÂFather Knows Best,Â ÂThe Donna Reed Show,Â ÂDrag-netÂ and ÂMedic.ÂÂŽ Watching them was good preparation. ÂI must have been studying those shows before I knew I would be in the comedy business,ÂŽ he says. ÂTiming is everything, but script is, too. I remem-ber the timing of Jack Benny and the expressions of Jackie Gleason.ÂŽ And like those television comics, he avoids foul language. ÂI have a name in Ireland over the years of working clean, and I still am. ThatÂs not to say thereÂs not lots of innuendo in what I do, but itÂs not full overt and itÂs not offensive. People say to me they can bring their whole family to the show. A lot of comedy today and Irish comedy of today is blue,ÂŽ he says. Of course, Mr. GraceÂs brand of humor appealed to a different shade of blue, as in OlÂ Blue Eyes. ÂWhen I did the show for Sinatra and Sammy Davis, I have some photographs of them that speak for themselves Â„ they were absolutely in tears laughing at what I did, because I did the drunk act. You could smoke indoors at the time, so I drank and smoked during this act,ÂŽ he says. The handlers for the two men advised him against doing it. ÂI just figured, ÂIÂll try something,Â and I did this drunk act with a ciga-rette and the guys fell asunder, they probably thought, ÂThis guyÂs crazy or nervous to do an act like that in front of two boozers.Â The guys were chain-smoking alcoholics and anybody who would do a parody of them to them Âƒ I just took a chance at it,ÂŽ he says. That led to more work in the United States. And vacations always were in Florida. ÂWe came for two years and weÂre now here for 20,ÂŽ he says. Family and friends come and go all the time. ÂItÂs like a halfway house. In and out,ÂŽ he says. ÂThe thing with Florida, when I came here, I always figured that if I could live in a nice climate like this I would not care how hard I had to work,ÂŽ he says. Sounds like he has found the perfect mix. Q GRACEFrom page 1men. ÂWhen we were growing up from the grades of three and four we had classes in language. My mother was a French teacher and I studied French as well,ÂŽ he said. ÂWe are classically trained and have gone through the opera world.ÂŽ That means he has sung in German, French and Italian, as well as Swedish and Czech. And add Welsh to the list.ÂThe Welsh song on ÂFeels Like HomeÂ is one of the a capella tracks,ÂŽ he said. That song, the lullaby ÂSuo Gan,ÂŽ showcases the groupÂs harmonies. They were inspired to sing the song after someone challenged them, saying, ÂYou always say you are Celtic, but you never sing a Welsh song.ÂŽ While in China, they sang in Mandarin. ÂWe learned the equivalent of ÂShenandoahÂ or ÂDanny Boy,ÂŽ and they went totally bonkers when we sang in Mandarin,ÂŽ Mr. Nelson said. ÂIt shows them you respect their language and their people.ÂŽ Traveling in China did present some obstacles. The presenters took the men out to dinner each night for what amounted to a feast, which made it tough for some members to stay in shape. ÂFood was challenging but we managed. One of my favorite tours is our Dutch tour. We go there in April. We live in little bungalows and we can go shopping and be healthy,ÂŽ he said. ÂIn America, flying every day, it is harder for some of us to stay healthy.ÂŽ Being classically trained, they have tricks for keeping their voices in trim. ÂWe donÂt smoke. We donÂt drink before a show. Basically, youÂre surviv-ing off an instrument you canÂt see,ÂŽ he said. To keep in shape, Mr. Nelson said he swims several times a week. He also volunteers each summer building a childrenÂs school for AIDS orphans in Kenya. He will head there in July for his tenth trip. ÂAfter the building, in the evening, I would do music with the children. But we were exhausted after hours of car-rying blocks and putting in windows,ÂŽ he said. After a decade, he is seeing the fruits of his labors. ÂWe can break the cycle of the slum. ItÂs just such a beautiful, beautiful setup,ÂŽ he said of the place. ÂThere are little farms and hens and a few cows and a cornfield,ÂŽ he said. The places he has traveled will no doubt be on Mr. NelsonÂs mind as he sings at the Maltz, but that show will be mostly about Ireland. And there is one thing he will promise: ÂWeÂre going to try to avoid ÂDanny Boy.ÂÂŽ Q TENORSFrom page 1 >>What: The Celtic Tenors >>When: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 18 >>Where: Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter>>Cost: $40 >>Info: 575-2223 or jupitertheatre.org in the know COURTESY PHOTO The Celtic Tenors are Matthew Gilsenan (left), Daryl Simpson and James Nelson. COURTESY PHOTO Brendan Grace reflects during an interview on WJTW-FM in Jupiter. Brendan Grace published a memoir, Â“Amuz-ing Grace,Â” in 2009.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 B5 %&$)"$%$" & n($$""$&$+ FOUR ARTS. FOR EVERYONE. rn www.fourarts.org rr rr n $"$!nn %%"!%$!!+"'!$ && $ r "$(%& ###"! "$&% $%!&+n($$""$&$+)n$'!%) "'$"$!,+r*&("# !&$"'# rrr !rn Terry Hanck One of the most formidablesaxophonists in the Blues& Soul business. Horn player,singer, and songwriterÂ…atriple-threat musician. Mar. 14 LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY Full calendar listings at:midtownpga.com561.630.61104801 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Fre e G a ra g e P a rk in g | La w n C h a ir s W el c ome THE ART OF TASTE FREE WEEKLY CONCERT SERIESEVERY 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 Re s t a u r a n t s t o o C h o o s e From! Here is a sampling of Irish-themed dining and events help celebrate St. PatrickÂs Day:RestaurantsQ The Bistro Â„ Owner Declan Hoctor will offer a range of festivities throughout the St. PatrickÂs Day week-end. There will be bands in the court-yard, Irish dancers throughout the day and Irish bagpipers. There will be a special menu. Open 4:30 p.m. March 16. Lunch is 11:30-3:15 p.m. March 17; din-ner will be 3:30 p.m. to close. The Bis-tro is at Driftwood Plaza, 2133 S. U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter; 744-5054 or www.thebistrojupiter.com. Q DuffyÂs Sports Grill Â„ The restaurant is hosting its annual St. PatrickÂs Day bash from March 16 to March 17. The sports bar and restau-rant will offer corned beef and cabbage and its Reuben Burger your choice for $11.95. There also will be 2-for-1 green beers and other drinks all night long. DuffyÂs will serve its 16-ounce drinks in a keepsake ÂShake Your Shamrocks!ÂŽ cup. For a complete list of DuffyÂs loca-tions, visit www.duffysmvp.com/loca-tions. Q OÂSheaÂs Irish Pub Â„ The 500 block of Clematis Street will be closed March 16-17 for Paddyfest at OÂSheaÂs. There will be a tent on the street, beer trucks, a kids play area, the Aranmore Irish Dancers, bagpipes and live Irish music all weekend with the Killbil-lies and The Amadans and Bodhrans. OÂSheaÂs is at 531 Clematis St., down-town West Palm Beach; 833-3865 or www.osheaspub.com. Q Paddy MacÂs Â„ Chef-owner Ken Wade offers a day of music and food on March 17. At the fireplace, Rod MacDonald & Friends will perform from noon to 5 p.m. From 5 p.m. to close, Tracy Sands will round out the entertainment. In the tent, expect to hear Pam & Dave from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sierra Band will round out entertain-ment starting at 6 p.m. Mr. Wade will serve corned beef and cabbage and will offer a special menu throughout the day. Paddy MacÂs is at 10971 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens; 691-4366 or www.paddymacspub.com. Q RooneyÂs Public House Â„ The restaurant will host a St. PatrickÂs Day Street Festival start-ing at 9 a.m. March 17 with breakfast. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., singer/art-ist Hugh OÂNeill will serenade the crowds. Judy Pollard will perform from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Tir na Greine Irish Dancers will perform starting at 6 p.m., and Dirty University follows at 6:30 p.m. RooneyÂs Public House, Aba-coa, 1153 Town Center Drive, Jupiter; 694-6610.Other eventsQ 45th Annual St. PatrickÂs Day Parade & Party Â„ Siamsa Celtic Celebration is 5 p.m.-11 p.m. March 15 at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts Pavilion. Festivities continue 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 16, with a parade from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 16. ItÂs along East Atlantic Avenue in downtown Del-ray Beach. Info at www.festivalmanage-mentgroup.com or 279-0907. Q The 2nd Annual St. PatrickÂs Day Parade and Festival Â„ Three days of family-friendly Irish shenani-gans March 15-17 at Flagler Park in Stu-art. Bring kids for the fun zone, shop the vendors, drink green beer, sample Irish food and listen to live Celtic Music and performances throughout the weekend. The event is hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Bring nonperish-able foods to benefit Building Bridges to Our Youth. Schedule is:Friday Â„ 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Â„ Free admission; donate non-perishable items. ÂVendor Setup DayÂŽ offers a sneak peek at whatÂs ahead for the weekend. Saturday Â„ 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Â„ Live music and full festivities Admission: Adults $3; free for children under 12. Sunday Â„ noon-9 p.m. Â„ Live music and full festivities Admission: Admission: Adults $3; free for children under 12. For more Irish Fest and parade information, visit www.stuartirishfest. Q 37th Annual Shamrock Run Â„ 7:30 a.m. March 16, John Prince Park, Lake Worth. 10 miler begins at 7:30 a.m.; 5k begins at 7:45 a.m. KidÂs LilÂ Leprechaun (ages 8 and under) begins at 9:30 a.m. The first 1,600 registrations will receive a long-sleeve white Tech shirt, and there will be prizes for the best Irish running outfit. To register, visit www.palmbeachroad-runners.com. Q St. BaldrickÂs Day Â„ Participants will shave their heads to raise money for the St. BaldrickÂs Foundation, which raises money to fight childhood cancer. It starts at 2 p.m. March 16 at Slainte, 1500 Gateway Blvd., Boynton Beach. Info at www.stbaldricks.org. Q St. PaddyÂ’s events COURTESY PHOTO Folksinger Rod MacDonald will perform at Paddy MacÂ’s.OÂ’NEILL
B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOPlease send calendar listings to firstname.lastname@example.org. At The Atlantic Arts The Atlantic Arts Theater is at 6743 W. Indiantown Road, No. 34, Jupiter. Call 575-4942 or visit www.theatlanticthe-ater.com.QAuditions Â— The Jupiter Community Players are looking for actors ages teen to adult for such shows as ÂBrighton Beach Memoirs,ÂŽ ÂA Christ-mas CarolÂŽ and two original works, two musicals and a childrenÂs theater pro-duction, noon to 4 p.m. March 16. Call to schedule an appointment. 575-4942. At The Borland The Borland Center for Performing Arts is at Midtown, 4885 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Call 904-3130 or visit www.theborlandcenter.org.QWhen Irish Eyes Are DyinÂ’ Â— Murder Mystery Dinner 6:30 p.m. March 14. Tickets: $55.QJove Comedy Experience Â— 8 p.m. March 16. Tickets: $20.QWomenÂ’s Chamber of Commerce Giraffe Awards Â— 5:30 p.m. March 20. Tickets: starting at $100 for WCCmembers.QJimmy Keys Â— Cocktails, dinner and show. 6 p.m. March 23. Tickets: $76.32 At The Duncan The Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College, Congress Avenue, Lake Worth. Call 868-3309 or visit www.palmbeach-state.edu/theatre/duncan-theatre.QThe Bronx Wanderers Â— 8 p.m. March 18 & 20. Tickets: $27 QParsons Dance Â— 8 p.m. March 22 & 23. Tickets: $37.QMaestros in Concert: Zakir Hussain & Pandit Sharma Â— 8 p.m. April 6. Tickets: $29. 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 www.eissey-campustheatre.org.QFlorida Classical Theatre presents Â“WonderlandÂ” Â— 2 & 7:30 p.m. March 19. Tickets: $15-$35.QAn Evening with the Duprees and Johnny T. Â— 8 p.m. March 19. Tickets: $45.QPalm Beach Gardens Concert Band presents Â“Big Bands Blast from the PastÂ” Â— 7:30 p.m. March 20. Tickets: $15.QPalm Beach State College 2013 AdmiralÂ’s Cove Cares Â“Arts in the GardensÂ” Series presents Biloxi Blues, a com-edy by Neil Simon presented by Montana Repertory Theatre Â— 8 p.m. March 21. Tickets start at $25.The Amazing Kreskin Â— 7:30 p.m. March 22. Tickets start at $25. QSymphonic Band of the Palm Beaches presents Â“Our Stars ShineÂ” Â— 7:30 p.m. March 23. Tickets: $15.QPalm Beach State College Music Department presents Jazz Combo, Troubadours and Brass Quintet Â— 8 p.m. March 27. Tickets: $10.QBob Lappin & the Palm Beach Pops presents Â“Sensational BroadwayÂ” Â— 8 p.m. March 30. Tickets start at $75. At The Four Arts The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Gallery and box office (561) 655-7226 or visit www.fourarts.org.QArt Exhibition: Â“FloridaÂ’s WetlandsÂ” Â— Through June 30 in The Mary Alice Fortin ChildrenÂs Art Gal-lery.QArt Exhibition: Â“Copley, Delacroix, Dali and Others: Master-works from the Beaverbrook Art GalleryÂ” Â— Through March 30. QThe Great British Oscar Winners with Barrie Ingham Â— 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Every Monday through April 8. $150 per session.QKeyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel, Â“Chopin and the IrishÂ” Â— 3 p.m. March 17. Tickets: $15. QChamber Orchestra Kremlin with special guest Arkady Shilk-loper, alphorn Â— 8 p.m. March 20. Tickets start at $40.QMusicians from Ravinia Steans Music Institute Â— 3 p.m. March 24. Tickets: $15.QKruger Brothers featuring special guests Â— 3 p.m. April 14. Tickets: $15. At The Kravis The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. For tickets, call 832-7469 or log on to www.kravis.org.QLord of the Dance Â— 8 p.m. March 18. Tickets: $25 and up.QThe Black Watch 3rd Battalion Â— 8 p.m. March 19. Tickets: $25 and up.QAmerican Ballet Theatre Â— 8 p.m. March 23. Tickets: $25 and up. 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 Â— 3:30-4:30 p.m. each Thursday. For ages 12 and under.QMarch 15 : Story time at the Lake Park Public Library Â— Ages 5 and under. Parents must be in atten-dance with child. 10-10:30 a.m. Call 881-3330 to Make reservation.QMarch 16: Adult Writing Critique Group Â— 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 16 and up.QMarch 16: Free Federal Tax Help & Filing Â— every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by AARPQMarch 19: Anime Club Â— For ages 12 years and up. 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday. QMarch 20: Monthly Mid-Week Movie Â— featuring ÂLetters to JulietÂŽ Rated: PG. 6 p.m. At The Lake Worth Playhouse The Lake Worth Playhouse is at 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Call 586-6410 or visit www.lakeworthplayhouse.org. For films, call 296-9382.QÂ“The ForeignerÂ” Â— Through March 17. Tickets start at $26.QÂ“Send in the QueensÂ” Â— March 22-23. Tickets: $35.QOne Week Wonder Spring Camp Â— Spring Break Camp offering a full show experience including auditions, rehearsals and performance. Cost: $200. At MacArthur Park John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Welcome and Nature Center is at 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive in North Palm Beach. Call 624-6952 or visit www.macarthurbeach.org.QÂ“Birds of AmericaÂ” Audubon Art Show & Sale Â— 9 a.m.-5 p.m., through March 31. Free. For information, call 776-7449, Ext. 111.QNature walk Â— 10-11 a.m. daily. QAnimal feeding Â— 11 a.m. weekends in the Nature Center At The Maltz The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is at 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Call 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.QÂ“Thoroughly Modern MillieÂ” Â— March 5-24. Tickets: $51-$63 At The MosÂ’Art The MosÂArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit www.mosarttheatre.com.QFilms: Â“Rendez-Vous with French CinemaÂ” Â— Through March 11. ÂThe PlayroomÂŽ Â„ March 8-14. ÂRust & BoneÂŽ Â„ March 12-14.QLIVE: Garden Folk Concert Series: John Flynn Â— 7 p.m. March 16. Tickets are $18 At The Mounts Mounts Botanical Garden is at 559 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Call 233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org.QÂ“Tree Pruning for HomeownersÂ” Â— March 23 at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Workshops. Members: $25. Non-Members: $30QÂ“WhatÂ’s Bugging Your Garden?Â” Â— April 3 at 9-11 a.m. Workshops. Members: $10. Non-Members: $15 At PBAU Palm Beach Atlantic University, 901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. For tickets: 803-2970 or email@example.com. COURTESY PHOTO Lord of the Dance comes to the Kravis Center March 18.
QÂ“Cabaret: The Original 1966 Broadway MusicalÂ” Â— April 11-13; April 17-20 Fresh Markets QSailfish Marina Sunset Celebration Â— 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.QJupiter Green & Artisan Market Â— 5-9 p.m. Fridays through April, Riverwalk Events Plaza, 150 S. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Admission is free. The event will include baked goods, fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, pet products and more. Vendors are welcome. Con-tact Harry Welsh at (203) 222-3574 or visit www.harrysmarkets.com.QThe Abacoa Green Market Â— 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April, Abacoa Town Center amphitheater, 1200 University Blvd., Jupiter. The mar-ket will feature fruits and vegetables, organic meats, sauces, jewelry, hand-bags, crafts and more. Info: 307-4944 or firstname.lastname@example.org.QWest Palm Beach Farmers Market Â— 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at 101 S. Flagler Drive. Visit wpb.org/greenmarket.QPalm Beach Gardens Green Market Â— 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens; 630-1100 or visit www.pbgfl.com.QSunday Artisan Market at the Waterfront in West Palm Beach Â— 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday through April 28. Featuring everything creative but food. Clematis Street at Flagler Drive. Call Harry Welsh at (203) 222-3574 or visit www.Harrysmarkets.com. Thursday, March 14 QStory time session at the Loxahatchee River Center Â— 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit www.loxahatcheeriver.org/rivercenter.QBingo Â— 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.QClematis by Night Â— Live music 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Clematis Street at the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach. March 14: Jah Creation. March 21: No show. March 28: Big Al & The Heavyweights. Free; 82 2-1515 or visit www.clematisbynight.net.QStudio Parties Â— Free group lesson at 7 p.m., followed by parties 8-10 p.m. Thursdays, AlexanderÂs Ballroom, 51 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Cost: $15 per person; 747-0030 or alexandersballroom.com.QDance Tonight Â— 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 Â— 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Wine Dive, 319 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. No cover; 318-8821.QThe Great Books Reading and Discussion Group Â— meets at 10 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month (next session March 7) in the coffee shop at Barnes & Noble, 11380 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. Dis-cussion follows the ÂShared InquiryÂŽ 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. Friday, March 15 QDowntown Live Â— 7-10 p.m. Fridays at Downtown at the GardensÂ Cen-tre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Saturday, March 16 QÂ“Whitestone Band live in concertÂ” Â— March 16 at 7 p.m. Canyon Amphitheater, 8802 Boynton Beach Blvd. (at the corner of Lyons Road). Free. www.pbcparks.com.QKids Story Time Â— 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; free. Visit www.marinelife.org.QPublic Fish Feedings at the Loxahatchee River Center Â— 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 www.loxahatcheeriver.org/rivercenter.QDowntown Live Â— 7-10 p.m. Saturdays at Downtown at the GardensÂ Cen-tre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Sunday, March 17 QSunday Brunch and Polo Â— 2 p.m. (brunch); 3 p.m. (polo), Sundays through April 21, International Polo Club Palm Beach, 3667 120th Ave. S., Welling-ton. Tickets for Sunday brunch at The Pavilion and its reception start at $55, upward to $330 for the Veuve Clicquot brunch package for two. Ticket prices for Sunday polo range from $10 general admission to $120 box seating. Tickets can be purchased online at www.Internation-alPoloClub.com or by calling 204-5687.QNorth Palm Beach Public Library Â— Scrabble Â„ 1:30-4 p.m. first and third Sundays (next meeting is March 17). Library is at 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach. Free. 841-3383. Monday, March 18 QAmerican Needlepoint Guild Â— 10 a.m. every second and fourth Monday (next meeting is March 25), 110 Mangrove Bay Way, Jupiter. Call 747-7104 or email email@example.com.QDuplicate Bridge Games Â— 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 Â— 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays, JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gar-dens. Lively discussion group covers the most up-to-date topics faced by our local community, including national affairs and foreign relations as they relate to Israel and the United States. Free/Friends of the J; $18 annual fee/guests; call 712-5233.QNorth Palm Beach Public Library Â— Knit & Crochet Â„ 1-4 p.m. each Monday. Library is at 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach. Free. 841-3383. Tuesday, March 19 QÂ“A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent ShriverÂ” Â— Lecture by author Mark Kennedy Shriver, 7 p.m. March 19 in the Lifelong Learning Society complex at FAUÂs John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, in Jupiter. Tickets: $30 for mem-bers and $40 for non-members; available at www.llsjupiter.com or call 799-8547. QKenny B. Â— The vocalist and saxophonist performs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday at The Tower Restau-rant, 44 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach. For reservations, call 659-3241.QDavid CrohanÂ’s Â“Chopin & ShowtunesÂ” Â— Part of the Music for the MInd Series, 6 p.m. cocktail party, 7 p.m. concert March 19, Harriet Himmel Theater, CityPlace, West Palm Beach. VIP ticket: $50 (includes cocktail party). Adult concert ticket: $25. Student ticket: $5. For tickets, call 848-7200, Ext. 3234, or visit www.lighthousepalmbeaches.com/concertQRotary Club of the Northern Palm Beaches Â— Every Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 4431 PGA Blvd, PBG. Please contact Phil Woodall for more information at 7624000 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgQStayman Memorial Bridge Â— 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 Â— 11 a.m. Tuesdays, AlexanderÂs Ballroom, 651 W. Indian-town Road, Jupiter; 747-0030.QMah Jongg & Canasta Play Sessions Â— 12:15-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Tables grouped by game preference (mah jongg or canas-ta) and level of skill. Coffee, cold beverages and a variety of goodies provided. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $5/guests; 712-5233.QZumba class Â— 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 www.pbgfl.com. Wednesday, March 20 QBridge Classes with Sam Brams Â— 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays Â„ JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Six-week session $72 or $15/class. Pre-registration appreciated. Call Rhonda Gordon, 712-5233.QHatchling Tales Â— 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; www.marinelife.org. Ongoing Events QAnn Norton Sculpture Gardens Â— Through March 24: ÂThe Collectors Series: Exhibition No. 1,ÂŽ with works by Picasso, Matisse, Milton Avery and Malvi-na Hoffman, among others. Gardens are at 2051 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Tickets available at www.ansg.org.QArmory Art Center Â— Through March 16. ÂCuban Connection: Con-temporary Cuban-American Art from Florida.ÂŽ Exhibition of work by seven Cuban-American artists. The Armory Art Center is at 1700 Parker Ave. in West Palm Beach. Free; 832-1776.QChildrenÂ’s Research Station Â— Loggerhead Marinelife Center program is designed to exercise childrenÂs science skills through an experimental lab. To be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free; 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; 627-8280.QCultural Council of Palm Beach County Â— ÂArtist as AuthorÂŽ, a collection of original artistic works and books by Palm Beach County art-ists. ÂManon SanderÂŽ original oil paint-ings and "Barbara Bailey," a solo exhibi-tion, March 16 through April 13. Cultural Council headquarters, 601 Lake Ave., downtown Lake Worth. Call 471-2901 or visit www.palmbeachculture.com.QFlagler Museum Â— Through April 21: ÂImpressions of Interiors: Gilded Age Paintings by Walter Gay.ÂŽ Museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues-day-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Museum is housed in Henry FlaglerÂs 1902 beaux-arts mansion, Whitehall; at 1 WhiteWHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B7 COURTESY PHOTO The Palm Beach Gardens Concert Band will perform March 20 at the Eissey Campus Theatre.
B8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY hall Way, Palm Beach. Tickets: free for members; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-17) accompanied by adult; $3 child (6-12) accompanied by adult; and free for chil-dren under 6. 655-2833.QHolden Luntz Gallery Â— Photography exhibition through March 30: ÂNew York to Paris.ÂŽ Hours: Mon-day through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Holden Luntz Gallery, 332 Worth Ave., Palm Beach. C all 805 -9550. QBlue Friends Society Beach Clean-Up Â— Sponsored by Whole Foods Market. 14200 U.S. Highway 1 at Juno Beach. March 16 at 8-9 a.m. Please RSVP to email@example.comQLighthouse ArtCenter Â— March 21-April 20: 35th Annual Member-Student Exhibition. Museum is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: Members free, $5 non-members ages 12 and up. Free admission Saturdays; 746-3101 or www.lighthousearts.org.QLoggerhead Marinelife Center Â— 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Call 627-8280.QNew Earth Gifts & Beads Â— Beading and wire wrapping classes every weekend, New Earth Gifts & Beads, Legacy Place, 11320 Legacy Ave., No. 120, Palm Beach Gardens. Classes $30 (including $15 for materials) All classes are prepaid. For class details and to register, call 799-0177.QNorton Museum of Art Â— ÂAnnie Leibovitz,ÂŽ through June 9. ÂRob Wynne: I Remember Ceramic Castles, Mermaids & Japanese Bridges,ÂŽ through Oct. 6. ÂThe Middle East and the Middle Kingdom: Islamic and Chinese Artistic Exchange,ÂŽ Through Aug. 4. Art After Dark, with music and art demonstra-tions, is 5-9 p.m. Thursdays. Admission: $12 adults, $5 visitors 13-21; free for members and children under 13. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and major hol-idays. At 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; 832-5196 or norton.org.QPalm Beach Dramaworks Â— ÂExit the King;ÂŽ Â„ March 29-April 28.Tickets: $47 (preview); $55 (evening/matinee); $70 (opening night). At 201 N. Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Call 514-4042, Ext. 2, or visit www. palmbeachdramaworks.com.QPalm Beach Improv Â— Amazing Johnathan, March 15-16. Tickets: $25. Mitch Fatel, March 28-30. Tickets: $17-$20. Deray Davis, March 22-24. Tickets: $22-$25. At CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach; 833-1812 or www.palmbeachimprov.com.QPalm Beach Zoo Â— ÂWings Over WaterÂŽ Bird Show: 11 a.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekends. ÂWild Things Show.ÂŽ: 1 p.m. weekdays; noon weekends. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week. 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: Regular Adult Admission, $18.95; seniors, $16.95; children 3-12, $12.95; free toddlers.533-0887 or www.palmbeachzoo.org.Q Palm Beach Photographic Centre Â— The Photographic Centre is in the City Center, 415 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; call 253-2600 or visit www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org.QPalm Beach State College Art Gallery Â— Through March 22: ÂDark Crystals.ÂŽ Gallery hours: Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tue.: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Palm Beach State College, BB Building, 3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 207-5015. QPalm BeachÂ’s Living Room Jazz Series Â— Presented by JAMS and The Four Seasons. $25 JAMS mem-bers/$35 non-members/$15 students. Concerts start at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. each Saturday. Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd. Tickets: 877-722-2820 or www.jamsociety.orgQPlaza Theatre Â— Through May 12: ÂWaistWatchers The Musical!ÂŽ Tickets: $45. Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 5881820 or visit www.theplazatheatre.net.QRoyal Room Cabaret Â— Through March 23: Faith Prince, 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, $55 show only or $115 dinner and show. Friday and Saturday, $65 Show only or $125 dinner and show. At The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Each cabaret headliner will per-form 8:30 p.m. shows with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. for dinner. Tickets: Tuesday-Thursday, $85 show only, $145 dinner and show; Friday and Saturday, $60 show only, $120 dinner and show. Call 655-5430 or visit www.thecolonypalmbeach.comQSouth Florida Science Museum Â— Early Learning (for children 18 months to 4 years accompanied by an adult), Seven-week class from 10-11:15 a.m. $80 members; $95 non-members, Wonderful World of Water: Tuesdays; Through March 19; Space Explorers: Wednesdays, through March 20; Creepy Crawlies: Thursdays, through March 21. ExerScience! 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays. One-hour Zumba class for parent, one-hour educational program for one child while the parent works out, and admis-sion into the museum. $85 for a four-week sessions for parent and child ($75 for members); $10 fee for each additional child; Individual fee per class is $25 for one adult and one child. Regular hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sun-days. 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. General admission: $11.95 adults, $8.95 children 3-12, $10.45 seniors, free for members. 832-1988 or www.sfsm.org. March Events QCovered yard sale Â— 8 a.m. to noon March 23, STORE Self Storage, 11010 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gar-dens. Spaces are $35; 627-8444.QThe African Presence in Spanish Florida: Black Seminoles Â— At the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Lecture Series on March 28; 6-7 p.m. Free. Dr. Rosalyn Howard, associate professor of anthropology specializing in cultural anthropology at the University of Cen-tral Florida, will speak. Note that this special lecture will be held at the Jupiter Community Center. RSVP to 747-8380, Ext. 101. QLighthouse Kids Explorers Club Â— 10 a.m.-12 p.m. April 20 and May 18 at the Seminole Chickee at the Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum, Light-house Park, 500 Captain ArmourÂs Way, Jupiter. For kids 8-12. A club to explore history, nature, archeology, ancient trib-al life, maritime and pirate life, and life-saving rescue. 747-8380, Ext. 101; www.jupiterlighthouse.org.QWest Palm Beach Antiques Festival Â— The show is open noon-5 p.m. March 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 30 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 31 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, off Southern Boule-vard 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 9 a.m. March 29 offers admission for the entire weekend. Discount coupon available online at wpbaf.com. Information: (941) 697-7475. April Events QAdult Discussion Group Â— Contemporary topics of philosophical, political, socio-economic and moral implications. 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (next meeting is April 4) in the conference of the Jupi-ter Library, 705 Military Trail; call Irene Garbo at 715-7571.QLe Cercle Francais Â— Francophiles and Francophones can join for a monthly gathering at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month (next session April 11), in membersÂ homes. Call 744-0016.QShabbat BÂ’Yachad (Shabbat Together) Â— For young families, 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of each month, at 10:30 a.m. (next session is April 12) at JCC North (located in Midtown on PGA Bou-levard). This free program is an opportu-nity for children to experience ShabbatÂs celebratory rituals with parents, family members or caregivers. Call 640-5603 or email VeronicaM@JCConline.com.QThe Amazing Dr. Z Â— Hypnotist The Great Zambini will offer an evening of comedy as he takes you on a journey to the deepest levels of your subconscious mind. 5 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. show by Dr. Z on April 12. Dinner and show, $30; show only, $20. Free extra show special, 10 a.m. ÂWeight Loss,ÂŽ April 13. ItÂs at the Amara Shrine Center, 3650 RCA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 627-2100, Ext. 201. Q WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO COURTESY IMAGE The Flagler Museum is showing Walter GayÂ’s paintings of Gilded Age interiors through April 21.
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B14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Expires 3/30/13Expires 3/30/13 FLORIDA WRITERSPunishment is a pleasure in debut legal thrillerQ ÂPunishment,ÂŽ by Linda Rocker. Wheatmark. 248 pages. $18.95 trade paper; $4.61 Kindle e-book.Retired judge Linda Rocker has set her first novel in West Palm Beach, taking us into the courthouse in sig-nificant architec-tural detail. Hall-ways, stairways, parking areas, judgesÂ chambers, courtrooms and other related locations are handled with authority. So are the workings of the court-house: trial procedure from jury selection on through the interaction between judges and other court personnel, bailiffs in particular. In fact, the primary character among many important ones is Casey Portman, bailiff to Judge Janet Kanterman. One plot concern has to do with an explosion in the courthouse that, while doing little damage, stirs things up and puts everyone on edge. The threat of a follow-up to this assault on the system lingers in the background. Who is behind it? What is the motive? The main plot is the sensational trial of a man charged with using his trained attack dog as a deadly weapon in the murder of his wife. As Casey and Judge Kanterman prepare for and move into the proceedings, readers learn that the deceased womanÂs father is attending all phases of the trial. Doubtful that justice will prevail, he is pre-pared to take things into his own hands. Thus, another plot thread is developed that takes us into the mind and actions of this tragically suffering man who is obsessed with vengeance. When Judge Kanterman becomes too ill to preside over this trial, her colleague Judge Barbara Clarke receives the assignment. There are hints that someone might have poisoned the liberal Judge Kanterman to get her off the bench for this trial. Judge ClarkeÂs busy schedule will become even more hectic, when things are already difficult in her office. Ben, her bailiff, has been acting quite strangely, and his friend Casey is aware of it as well. Then Ben is murdered. Is this courthouse doomed to violence? Casey, up to speed on the Âdogi-cideÂŽ case, takes BenÂs place working with Judge Clarke. Things are not well in Judge ClarkeÂs home life, either. Her scoundrel of a hus-band, Ellison Watson, is not only cheating on her but is mixed up in illegal drug activities. These involve not only a shadowy figure named Jack McGinty, but also the murdered bailiff. To add to the complications, a relative of McGintyÂs makes it onto the jury. This young woman somehow gets away with texting the proceedings to Jack. Why does he need to know the details of this trial? The final plot line is the romantic one: Casey slides into an affair with Luke Ander-son, the chief of police. In crafting her complex narrative, the author uses the familiar structural techniques of shift-ing point of view and moving back and forth in time. Each perspective reveals different facts and under-standings about one or more of the plot lines. More importantly, each parcel of plot and perspective cre-ates its own sus-pense. By alternat-ing perspectives while advancing the main plot and the subplots, the author can ratchet up the suspense to greater and greater intensity. In employing this ambitious technique, Ms. RockerÂs reach sometimes exceeds her grasp. Some transitions create a bit too much disorientation and confusion. On the whole, however, this method serves the author and the reader well. Another dimension of the novel that could be strengthened is the West Palm Beach setting. It needs more texture, more sense of neighborhood, more atmosphere. Indeed, it needs more of what mystery writer Jonathan King, who also sets stories in West Palm Beach, does so well. Characterization is one of Ms. RockerÂs great strengths. ItÂs easy to believe in her fiction-al personages. Though some, like the charac-terizations of the chief opposing counsels, are based on types, the por-traits become sufficiently individualized. Judge Rocker observed plenty of lawyers during her time on the bench. The same effi-cient, balanced presentation of general and specific traits runs through the fair-ly large cast of characters in her first book. Conceived by its Palm Beach Gardens author as the first novel in a trilogy, ÂPunishmentÂŽ has more than enough going for it for me to recommend it and look forward to the next installment of Casey PortmanÂs life at court. Readers can find the opening chapters of ÂBlameÂŽ at the back of the present volume. Q Â„ Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. h p phil JASONpkjason@comcast.net Linda Rocker
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ÂI feel it truly emanates our goal of having something for absolutely everyone to enjoy.ÂŽ The 2013 season lineup includes:Q ÂIn The HeightsÂŽ July 11 Â… 28. In The Heights, a musical celebration, tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New YorkÂs Washing-ton Heights neighborhood Â„ a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. ItÂs a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures; where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Q ÂAll Shook UpÂŽ October 10 Â… 27. Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. Into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy thatÂll have you jumpinÂ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as ÂHeart-break Hotel,ÂŽ ÂJailhouse Rock,ÂŽ and ÂDonÂt Be Cruel.ÂŽ The story is based on William ShakespeareÂs 1602 play Twelfth Night. Q ÂThe GameÂs AfootÂŽ November 21 Â… December 8. It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gil-lette, admired the world over for his lead-ing role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Con-necticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then itÂs up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays. Q ÂAinÂt MisbehavinÂÂŽ January 16 Â… February 2. The outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930Âs Harlem lives on in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue that is considered one of BroadwayÂs best. The inimitable Thomas ÂFatsÂŽ Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club, honky tonk dives along Lenox Avenue, rent parties, stride piano players and that jumpinÂ new beat, Swing. Although not quite a biography, AinÂt Mis-behavinÂ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S. and Europe. ÂOne Flew Over The CuckooÂs NestÂŽFebruary 27 Â… March 16. McMurphy a charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in prison. This, he learns, was a mistake when he clashes with the head nurse, a fierce artinet. Quickly, he takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for twelve years: he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian talk. He leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt so that they can see the World Series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor and chippies. Q Monty PythonÂs ÂSpamalotÂŽ April 10 Â… 27. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Spamalot hilariously though not-so-accurately retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention a bevy of beautiful showgirls? The opening nights feature ÂOpening Night EleganceÂŽ Â„ a unique show experi-ence at the Playhouse. Available for every opening night patron is a red carpet night of entertainment featuring show specials, a preshow complimentary glass of cham-pagne and appetizer spread, and a chance to hobnob with the press and local officials. Preview nights offer a sneak peek at mainstage shows before they open, and at a discounted rate! Dinner & Show Packages offer a combination of culture and cuisine. Each pack-age comes with discounted, premium Play-house seats to any main stage showing, a three-course meal, coffee and soft drinks. Talk Backs provide an interactive question and answer session where audiences have the chance to look behind the scenes of what it takes to envision, construct, design and create a main stage production by asking questions of the actors and cre-ative team. Talk Backs are held after every second Saturday matinee performance of the Main Stage Shows and begin immedi-ately after the show ends, lasting for about 20 minutes. Talk Backs are free to attend and open to the public. Ticket prices are: Preview night: $23 and $27 Opening night: $35 (includes opening night elegance) Evening and matinee performances: $26 & $30 Dinner and show preview night: The all-inclusive dinner/show package price is $55 and includes a three-course meal and premium seats for the preview per-formance. Full season dinner and show packages: The all-inclusive dinner/show package price ranges from $50 $65 and includes a three-course meal and premium seats for the pre-view performance. (Price varies depending on the restaurant chose. Available restau-rants include: Paradiso Ristorante, Couco Pazzo, Brogues Down Under, South Shores Tavern and DaveÂs Last Resort). Subscriptions are available and seating is limited in the historic theater built in 1924. Subscriptions range from $69 to $265, there is a package available for everyone. Subscriber benefits include: Preferred seating Guaranteed renewal 10 percent off ticket prices Advanced ticket access to special events Free valet parking Ticket exchange privileges Ticket InsuranceSubscription information is available by calling at 586.6410, or online at lakeworth-playhouse.org. Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth. It is a non-profit community theater and offers a variety of educational programs for adults and children. Q
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Valid March 14-21, 2013 www.Panama-Hatties.com 561-627-1545 WATER TAXIFREE INTRACOASTAL TOUR WITH DINNER PURCHASE HAPPY HOUR 11:30 AM 7 PM Monday-Friday DOMESTICsIMPORTsWELLsCALL %LLISON7ILSON2OADs.ORTH0ALM"EACH FL 3-14 Choice of 11 entrees includingShrimp DÂAngelo $11.95 ($8.96 with Birdie Buck)EARLY BIRD MENU 4:30 5:45 PM $8.95 TO $12.95 The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is launching a series of 90-minute workshops on such topics as how to maximize iPhones and iPads, Facebook and LinkedIn, iMacs and Photoshop. ÂThe Photo Center is well known for our outstanding twoto five-day workshops taught by the worldÂs most famous sh utterbugs,ÂŽ s aid Fatima Nejame, president, in a prepared state-ment. ÂWell, I am excited to announce the start of a brand-new series of pop-up workshops, each of them only an hour-and-half long, but every one will be jam-packed with valuable informa-tion for photographers of all ages and years of experience.ÂŽ ÂAll of the 90-minute workshops are free for members of the Palm Beach Photographic Center and only $35 each for nonmembers,ÂŽ she added. ÂIn fact, the workshops are another great benefit for being a PBPC member, along with free admission to FOTOfusion Com-munity Events, FOTOinsights lectures and the grand opening receptions for exhibitions, as well as the opportunity to enter the annual INFOCUS Juried Exhibitions.ÂŽ For a complete list of dates and times of the workshops, call 253-2600 or see workshop.org. The workshops include:Become an iPro: Navigating Your iPhone and iPad So you have a new iPhone or iPad, but now what. After taking this workshop, youÂll be tapping, swiping and pinching like an iPro. 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In Photoshop, however, knowing which tool to use to select parts of an image for editing isnÂt always clear. This work-shop will help students gain the knowl-edge to confidently pick the right tool for their next edit Â„ the Lasso, Magic Wand, Marquee or Quick Mask. The result? Greater accuracy, more seamless results and a faster editing process.Falling for the iMac PC users, hereÂs your chance to get to know the iMac. Whether you just bought an iMac, are thinking of buy-ing one, or just want a little experience behind the wheel prior to attending a computer lab at the Photographic Centre, this workshop is the perfect introduction. PC users will leave with a familiarity with the Apple operating system, and even regular Mac users will leave with important tips on storing and working with photographs on a Mac.Get Your Pictures Into the World! YouÂve taken some great pictures Â„ but theyÂre stuck on your camera. The only problem is, thatÂs where they stay. This workshop will teach students how to get pictures off their cameras and out into the world. Learn how to get pictures onto your tablet or iPhone, or display them on your television for fam-ily and friends. In this class, learn the various ways to get pictures from cam-era to computer and out into the world.Increase Your ÂLikeabilityÂŽ on Facebook Whether you want to share pictures of the kids, or gain greater exposure for a blossoming photography busi-ness, Facebook can help get you there Â„ and this workshop will get you start-ed. Learn how to prepare photos for the social media site, but also how to ensure that they attract the ÂlikesÂŽ they deserve. WhatÂs the best way to resize images for upload? WhatÂs the best time of day to post? WhatÂs the difference between an artist page and a personal page?Creating a Photo Book This valuable workshop will share tips on how to create stunning photo books in a flash online. Become more comfortable in navigating through online book making sites, uploading pictures, and getting familiar with basic design selections. Students will develop an artistic perspective for portraying themes to transform an idea and visual voice into a tangible product and lasting treasure.Portraits for Social Media Learn steps to create a visual persona that will open dialogue and increase connections. This workshop will help students create a marketing campaign and avoid mishaps by purposefully composing a pose and setting. Think past the camera to shoot for various online venues such as eHarmony, Face-book or Linkedin, or even for creating event fliers that may require differ-ent styles and backgrounds to set the proper tone.FOTO-Walk Take part in this healthy activity to spur your creative interest in photog-raphy and advance your skills, while enjoying the beauty and fresh air of our outside world. Gather at a scenic West Palm Beach locale for a brief, but lively, dose of inspiration with an on-site discussion, before heading out to photograph with your new friends from the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. Learn how to ÂseeÂ and photograph with your ÂcameraÂs eyeÂÂ„ playing with com-position, motion and light to find your personal style and signature. To register, call 253-2600. For more information, see workshop.org. The Photo Centre is located at the downtown City Center municipal com-plex at 415 Clematis St. in downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Admission is free. Q Want to create and share better photos? These workshops are for youSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
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School of Art: (561) 748-8737 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta Museum: (561) 746-3101 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta THEATER REVIEWMaltzÂ’s Â“MillieÂ” a delightful confection with a very talented company BY BILL HIRSCHMANbill@Â” oridatheateronstage.comOften, a review starts with a recapitulation of the momentous issues raised by the opus and perhaps giving a nod to its social and artistic context. Not this time. Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight. Thoroughly Modern Millie is just what it wants to be: a silly romp so frothy youÂd think you just stepped into a bubble bath. Make that bathtub gin. If itÂs about as substantial as cotton candy that doesnÂt stick to your ribs very long, the Maltz Jupiter TheatreÂs co-production with the Paper Mill Playhouse is a delightfully sweet confection whipped up by some very talented folks. Mark S. Hoebee, producing artistic director at the Paper Mill in New Jersey, guides the vivacious cast in this spoof of contrived 1920s musicals Â„ masking the fact that a lot of skilled hands and considerable resources have been invested in this highly polished product. Although it might upset the flow of the review, no account should go another sentence without recognizing the pitch per-fect performances of the winning and win-some Laurie Veldheer as the plucky, spunky heroine and the inspired clowning of Burke Moses as her stuffed shirt of a boss. Back to them later. The 2002 Tony winner for best musical (based on the 1967 film starring Julie Andrews, Carol Channing and a dewy Mary Tyler Moore) combines songs from the film, tunes from Gilbert &Sullivan and Tchaikovsky, along with an original score by Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, Or Change) with lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a deceptively well-made script by Scanlan and screen-writer Richard Morris. The show opens as Millie, fresh off the bus from Kansas and dressed in Dorothy GaleÂs gingham dress, arrives in New York in 1922 at the height of the sophisticated Jazz Age noted for flappers, slinky dresses and speakeasies. Initially cowed by the big city, she resolves to make her future by marrying her rich boss Â„ an odd life choice since she has yet to find a job. An a vowed Âmodern woman,ÂŽ Millie asks whatÂs love got to do with it? Â„ even after bumping into the hunky but seemingly neÂer-do-well street hustler Jimmy Smith (Jeff Kready) who clearly is fated to end up with her at the curtain. But after getting a bobbed haircut and a fashion makeover, Millie finds room at the boarding house run by the sinister dragon lady Mrs. Meers (Lenora Nemetz), then makes friends with a Pollyanna naf Miss Dorothy (Ashley Kate Adams) and wins a post at Sincere Trust Insurance Company when her steno skills impress the hand-some but fuddy duddy boss Trevor Gray-don (Moses). She pursues Graydon as Smith pursues her, although the outcome is obvious to everyone in the audience if not the charac-ters. Amid joyful tap numbers and soulful ballads, the cast roams a pre-Depression New York City with such plot develop-ments as Mrs. Meers heading a white slav-ery gang, targeting orphans like Miss Doro-thy, abetted by two immigrants from Hong Kong (Billy Bustmante and James Seol). Threaded throughout the proceedings is a Texas Guinan-style fairy godmother Muzzy Van Hossmere (Brenda Braxton), a wealthy widow and international chanteuse who gives the show a reason to set scenes in Manhattan penthouse parties and ritzy nightclubs. Hoebee melds the actors and a topdrawer creative team into a consistent and seamless tone that pokes gentle fun at the foolishness while never humiliating it. His chief aide is choreographer Denis Jones, a Carbonell winner for his work on the MaltzÂs ÂThe Boyfriend.ÂŽ He quotes every period dance move with his own hoof-pounding spin and lavishes the audience with tap dance numbers at every opportu-nity. His flashiest tap work involves a steno pool, seated at rolling desks, tapping madly as they type. The style of the show is set from the opening number by costume designer Gail Boldoni who must have been given the larg-est chunk of the production budget: scores of period outfits that revel in thigh-high cocktail dresses with spangles and long fringes, as well as stylish three-piece suits topped off with fedoras. She has an off-the-wall taste in color palettes, but the choices work, ranging from office workers in bright orange shirts and deep blue vests, to Gray-donÂs dark suit set off with pronounced red and green pin stripes. The scenic design by Michael Schweikardt creates an urban Art Deco Fantasy-land with towering skyscrapers. Sound designer Marty Mets once again adds in subtle sound cues like the squeaking wheels of the laundry carts that Meers uses to transport her kidnap victims. Another major asset is the return for a ninth Maltz show of musical director Helen Gregory who molded the castÂs vocal work as well as leads an eight-piece pit band that nails every Charleston, cakewalk, faux oper-etta duet and slambang production number right from the razzamatazz overture. Back to Veldheer. She exudes MillieÂs cross of shaky self-confidence and appeal-ing vulnerability reminiscent of Rachel McAdams. Besides being a full-throated singer and fine dancer, the petite blue-eyed Veldheer has the charisma needed to hold her own alone on stage for wistful solos like ÂJimmyÂŽ and ÂGimme Gimmee,ÂŽ as well that invisible spotlight that makes her stand out as she leads the large cast in produc-tion numbers. This is the role that made the phenomenal Sutton F oster a from-thechorus-to-overnight-star. While it might not catapult Veldheer as high, anyone who sees her work here will remember her for a long time to come. Moses creates a stuffed shirt Brylcreemed Graydon who pulls back just this side of being a buffoon. With an arched eyebrow or a well-timed double take, Moses some-how takes Graydon over the top without chewing the scenery, to smash up two cliches. His Graydon isnÂt the self-centered boor that Moses created as Gaston on BroadwayÂs Beauty and the Beast, but they could be cousins. While holding himself with the utmost of dignity, GraydonÂs eyes communicate that thoughts are sloughing their way through his brain neurons until they finally land in comprehension. His nimble baritone-bass singing in the tortu-ous tongue-twisting patter song ÂThe Speed Test,ÂŽ in which he dictates a letter, is hys-terically funny. The mezzo-voiced Braxton is adequate as an actress in the book scenes. But as a singer-dancer, she sublimely combines sul-triness and ebullience in her big numbers, ÂOnly In New YorkÂŽ and ÂLong As IÂm Here With You.ÂŽ Nemetz has also been given a license to mug as the intentionally stereotyped Asian villainess (in fact, Meers is a former Occi-dental chorine in disguise). But this time, the scenery chewing Â„ while expertly done Â„ wears out its welcome pretty quickly. Still, she has the musical comedy chops to belt out her vaudevillian ÂThey DonÂt KnowÂŽ and joins with the two henchmen in a Chinese-language lampoon on JolsonÂs ÂMammy.ÂŽ Kready is credible whether showing off to Millie with his nickel-edged Runyonese or privately crooning lovesick ballads. Adams has a gorgeous soprano that she lets loose in the hilarious Nelson Eddy-Jeannette McDonald number with Moses, ÂIÂm Falling In Love With Someone.ÂŽ A quick note: Almost all the principal actors are New York actors, but while they donÂt have household names like Che-noweth, these are Broadway vets such as Nemetz whose career encompasses origi-nal companies of Cabaret and Chicago, Braxton who has a Tony nom from Smokey JoeÂs Caf, Moses with roles in Beauty and the Beast and Kiss Me Kate. Kready has played in Billy Elliot and even Veldheer comes from Newsies. Frankly, some people will want something a little more hearty; Millie is not high on many theatergoersÂ list for a revival. But what this crew has created gleams like a Pepsodent smile and rates as tasty a dish of comfort food as you could wish. Q The show runs through March 24. Tickets ar e a vailable by calling 575-2223 or see jupitertheatre.org.Â„ Bill Hirschman is editor, chief critic and reporter for Florida Theater on Stage, a website devoted to news and reviews about South Florida theater. See more at southfloridatheateronstage, or call Mr. Hirschman at 954-478-1123.
B18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY 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 U I, I, D D D o on Â’ Â’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 h t t t o d d r r i i n k ! WEÂLL GET YOU AND YOUR CAR HOME SAFE AND IN STYLE C 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 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 Âš M M M 9 9 9 9 ? 0 + + + , # ) ) ) & # ) ) ) ' ' ' C AB ? Bring this coupon for ONE FREE CLASS for Â“rst time riders 561-848-1300www.justkrankit.com 11911 US Highway 1 Suite 105 Â– NPB, FL 33408(1/4 mile north of PGA) Cultural Council of Palm Beach County hosts 14 artists/authors SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Cultural Council of Palm Beach County presents Artist as Author, an exhibition and lecture series by 14 art-ists who are also authors, running from March 16 through May 18. Original works by these Palm Beach County artists, along with the books they created, will be on display and for sale in the Cultural C ouncilÂs gallery and in its Uniquely Palm Beach gift store, 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth. The featured Palm Beach County author/artists represent a diverse vari-ety of media, including painting, sculpt-ing, photography, printing, architectural design and interior design. ÂThis exhibition is a distinguished collection of works and books by so many prominent and accomplished art-ists and we are so very pleased to pres-ent it to the public,ÂŽ said Rena Blades, Cultural Council president and CEO, in a prepared statement. ÂWe are fortunate to live in Palm Beach County where so many national-ly and internationally recognized artists reside,ÂŽ said Elaine Meier, guest curator of the exhibit. ÂArtist as Author is a cel-ebration of their work and their literary achievements.ÂŽ Participating artists are Harry Benson, photographer; JoAnne Berkow, realist painter and gallery owner; Geof-frey Bradfield, interior designer; Car-los Castellanos, syndicated cartoonist; Nancy Ellison, celebrity portrait pho-tographer; Stephen Gibson, award-win-ning poet; Bruce Helander, collage art-ist; John Loring, design director emeri-tus at Tiffany & Co. and silk screen artist; John Mercurio and Andrew Kato, award-winning composer/lyricist and concept developer; Edwina Sandys, painter and sculptor; Barry Seidman, still life photographer; Jef-fery W. Smith, architect; and Sandra Thompson, Palm Beach painter. A lecture series component, offering guests the chance to meet and question the artists, will take place 3 p.m. at the Cultural Council on three dates: Â€ April 2: Mr. Loring, Ms. Sandys, Ms. Ellison and Mr. Smith. Â€ April 16: Mr. Mercurio, Mr. Kato, Mr. Seidman, Mr. Gibson and Ms. Berkow. Â€ April 30: Mr. Helander, Mr. Benson, Mr. Castellanos and Ms. Thompson. There is limited seating for these discussions. They are free to members and $10 for non-members, and registration is required. To register, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/artistau-thorlectures. Admission to the Cultural Council exhibit is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County's official arts agency and serves non-profit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county. The Cultural Council's responsibilities include mar-keting the county's cultural experienc-es to visitors and residents, administer-ing grants to organizations and artists, expanding arts and cultural education opportunities, advocating for funding and arts-friendly policies, and serv-ing cultural organizations and artists through capacity-building training and exposure to funders and audiences. Q COURTESY PHOTOS Above: Design director emeritus at Tiffany & Co. and silk screen artist John LoringÂ’s Tee shirt.Right: Painter and sculptor Edwina SandysÂ’ Literary Woman Back Â– on black. cist na r ry e fra n t, e t k e i l n ul tu ra l COU RTE SY PHO TOS
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B19 Port St Lucie Now Open FLORIDA WEEKLY NETWORKING The Â“drawÂ” for the USPA Piaget Gold Cup, at the International Polo Club Palm Beach 1 3 5 4 2 1 Juan Bollini, Melissa Ganzi, Nacho Badiola and Sapo Caset 2. Jeff Hall and Lauren Duffy 3. Lauren Duffy and John Wash 4. USPA Piaget Gold Cup Trophies 5. Gillian Johnston and Julio Arellano COURTESY PHOTOS
B20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Girl Scouts Â“Forever GreenÂ” event at the National Croquet Center 1 3 5 6 4 2 7 8 9 1 Girl Scout alumni and honorees 2 Monte Lambert and Christina DÂ’Elosua 3 Gloretta Hall and Lee Hall 4. Caroline Harless and Steve Harless 5. Standing, Cindy Nehemias, Bill Karp, Patti Gringeri, Denise Valz, Judith DeWitt and Bill Wiley; sitting, Pearle Gay Shepard 6. Nancy Proffitt, Patricia Reybold, Jack Lansing, Donna Mulholland and Suzi Goldsmith 7. Renny Reynolds, Ian Hooper, Madeline Hooper and Jeffrey Solomon 8. Stephen Mooney, Melissa Sullivan, Dorothy Jacks and Scott Velozo 9. Henrietta Gurri McBee, Aimee Cernicharo, Julia McBee, Donna Mulholland and Nancy ProffittCOURTESY PHOTOS/CORBY KAYEÂ’S STUDIO
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B21FLORIDA WEEKLY NETWORKING Young Friends of the Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation Â“Gone CountryÂ” Dinner Dance at Bonnette Hunt Club 1 3 5 6 4 2 7 8 9 10 11 1 Kristen Ray and Brian Ray 2 John Ryan, Liz Ryan and Janet Promesso 3. Jessica Prince and Jason Prince 4. Mack Perry and Carrie Phillips 5. Nate Ward, Katherine Ward, Clay Surovek and Jessica Surovek 6. Rob Ford and Micah Ford 7. Liza Smith and Jeff Smith 8. Rex Ford, Dusty Sang and Joyce Sang 9. Kristy Pressly and Grier Pressly10. Stuart Kirwan and Blair Kirwan11. Beau Breckenridge and Jackie Breckenridge12. Jessica Pinsky and Richard Pinsky COURTESY PHOTOS/MICHAEL PRICE PHOTOGRAPHY 12
B22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Pre-launch party for South Florida Science Museum gala supporters, at The Classic Stable 1 3 5 6 4 2 7 8 9 1 Matt Lorentzen, Helene Lorentzen, Allison Haft and Stuart Haft 2 Heidi Niblack and John Niblack 3 Dan Fountain and Mary Fountain 4. Sonja Stevens and Mark Stevens 5. Heath Randolph and Karly Randolph 6. Frances Fisher and Jeff Fisher 7. Lew Crampton and Beth Pine 8. Ben Gordon and Elizabeth Gordon 9. Lloyd Miller and Susan Miller COURTESY PHOTOS/LUCIEN CAPEHART PHOTOGRAPHY
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MARCH 14-20, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B23 The Dish: Gratine des halles The Place: Caf des Artistes, 318 S. U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter; 747-0998 or cafedesartistesjupiter.com The Price: $9.95 The Details: French onion soup is the ultimate in comfort fare. At Caf des Artistes, the French onion soup has a rich stock that is flavorful, but not salty. The bistroÂs soup is loaded with tender bits of onion and a wondrous crouton that have soaked up all that aromatic beef stock to create a palate-pleasing melange of flavors, all topped off with melted gruyre. We made a meal of it and a salad, but the soup is a grand starter for an evening of Gallic fare.Be sure to order it next time youÂre in the mood for a meal served with French flair. Q Â„ Scott SimmonsFLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE From investment banker to restaurateur, Charlie Soo is now doing what he knows best. Although Mr. Soo is the owner and chef of Talay Thai off of PGA Boulevard, his father advised him to stay away from two industries Â„ the restaurant business and engineering. ÂMy father always said I needed to learn how money moves and then I could do anything,ÂŽ says Mr. Soo. Mr. Soo listened to his father for several years while he was an investment banker, but he says the economy took a turn for the worse, caus-ing him to make a career change. ÂI was off to the culinary world in 2002,ÂŽ says Mr. Soo. ÂI wanted to learn any-thing I could from anybody. It wasnÂt about the money, I wanted the experience.ÂŽ Learning from his aunt who owns a Thai restaurant, Mr. Soo not only gained culinary expe-rience, but soon became the general manager of NanÂs Thai in Atlanta. Also in Atlanta, Mr. Soo enhanced his culinary background by working with master chefs Tom Catherall and Joey Riley. With Mr. SooÂs passion for accounting still intact, he returned to South Florida where he worked at Legal Sea Foods for two years. ÂI got the American experience from Legal Sea Foods and learned the business side of the industry,ÂŽ he says. Not only did he use his accounting skills at Legal Sea Foods, but he says that he also learned skills for keeping food such as fish fresh. Mr. Soo has applied these skills at his first restaurant, Talay Thai. In 2008, Mr. Soo opened Talay Thai, where he focuses on a friendly family environment that includes his mother and father. Talay Thai offers authentic sauces, lobster pad Thai and coconut-lemongrass soup, among other dishes. Mr. Soo also plans a restaurant in Jupiter named Aah Loi Thai and Sushi. Look for it to open in mid-May. ÂIÂm so excited for this new restaurant to open,ÂŽ he says, ÂWe picked the name ÂAah LoiÂ because it means delicious in Thai. We thought it was perfect!ÂŽ Name: Charlie Soo Age: 40 Original hometown: Los Angeles Restaurant: Talay Thai, 7100 Fairway Drive, Palm Beach Gardens Mission: ÂMy personal mission is to survive. With joking aside, our goal is to serve qual-ity food with fresh ingredients at a reasonable price and in a sanitary environment.ÂŽ Cuisine: Thai cuisine Training: Mr. Soo gained his culinary experience by working with master chefs such as Tom Catherall and Joey Riley. Mr. Soo also was general manager at NanÂs Thai in Atlanta and restaurant manager at Legal Sea foods for two years. What is your footwear of choice in the kitchen? ÂI wear Treadsafe. Any other chef who doesnÂt say that isnÂt really a chef!ÂŽ What is your guilty culinary pleasure? ÂMy weakness is definitely chocolate bars and soda! ThatÂs my favorite.ÂŽ What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a chef and restaurant owner? ÂIf you open a restaurant, never try to be like someone else. This is a business where failure is common and you need to know your customers and the environment.ÂŽ Q In the kitchen with...CHARLIE SOO, Talay Thai BY LOREN GUTENTAGlgutentag@floridaweekly.comTHE DISH Highlights from local menus Swank affair pairs foodies, chefsSCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLYSOO The upcoming WearinÂ oÂ the Green Salad event is sold out at Swank Speciality Produce, but there still are spaces available at the Loxahatchee hydroponic farmÂs Genuinely Swank event, which benefits the James Beard Scholarship Foundation. ItÂs noon to 4 p.m. April 7, and will feature the cooking of Hedy Goldsmith, executive pastry chef at MichaelÂs Genuine Food & Drink of Miami; Bradley Herron, chef de cuisine at MichaelÂs; Eric Larkee, wine director at MichaelÂs; and Michael Schwartz, chef/owner at MichaelÂs and HarryÂs Pizzeria. Cost is $150 per person. Swank is at 14311 North Road, Loxahatchee. To reserve, call 202-5648 or visit swank-specialtyproduce.com. Midtown to host craft beer fest: Mainstreet at Midtown invites you to drink up for a good cause. The inaugural Midtown Craft Beer & Music Festival, set for 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 20, will bring together 20 craft breweries offering more than 60 beers for sampling. Proceeds from the event will benefit Habitat for Humanity. The event lineup joins the dining and shopping destinationÂs 16-week free concert series, Music on the Plaza; the swede fest palm beach amateur film festival; Dance Drink & Dine on the Plaza and Valen-tine Paws on Parade. Mainstreet at Midtown is at 4801 PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets are $30 advance, $40 cash at the door and $70 for the limited-ticket VIP tent, which includes pre-mium beer samplings, food, and a comfy place to hang; all ticket holders receive a commemorative 4-ounce. tasting glass. Open to everyone age 21 and over. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at. www.mid-townpga.com. New wines at GrimaldiÂs: GrimaldiÂs Pizzeria has added 15 new wine labels from Italy and California. One sparkling wine and five new white wines were added, including Girard Sauvignon Blanc and Mer Soleil Silver. More than a dozen reds also were added, including Hypothesis Cabernet Sauvignon and Allegri-ni Baby Amarone. The updated wine list offers wines at prices starting at $4 by the glass, $15 for carafes and $20 per bottle. ÂThe new wine list caters to a broader demographic of wine lovers,ÂŽ Executive Chef Cory Lattuca said in a statement. ÂOur goal is to have GrimaldiÂs be the first location people think of when it comes to pairing pizza with wine.ÂŽ Locally, GrimaldiÂs has restaurants at Downtown in the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens and on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. For more information, visit www.grimaldispizzeria. com. Sushi-eating contest: RA Sushi will host its first Sushi Showdown on April 7. The contest, set for 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 7, is limited to the first 24 entries at each location. Participants must be 18 or older. Applications are available at the restaurant. First place wins ÂRA Sushi for a yearÂŽ (12 $50 RA Sushi gift certificates); second place wins a $100 RA gift certificate; third place wins a $50 RA gift certifi-cate; and fourth place wins a $25 RA gift certificate. All participants receive a complimentary appetizer or lunch card and a RA Sushi sweatband. RA is at Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTO Swank Specialty Produce hosts chefÂ’s dinners that pair wines with foods grown at the Loxahatchee farm.