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Florida’s past informs its pres-ent. Tales of kind Indian chiefs, rumbling muscle cars, beach invaders, Communist threats and Spanish-speaking exiles all coalesce to bring us where we sit today, with a newspaper or e-tablet in hand in paradise. Here, Florida Weekly’s award-winning writers share surprising stories of growing up in the Sunshine State. >>A8 H MEGROWN STORIES STORIES Stories by Kevin Pierce, Scott Simmons, Osvaldo Padilla, Athena Ponushis, Artis Henders on and Glenn Miller Florida Weekly 1 2 3 4 5 6 1. Kevin Pierce cruises through the 1960s. 2. Scott Simmons takes us on a hot ride. 3. Athena Ponushis’ family traveled to Disney World. 4. Osvaldo Padilla watched too much TV in the late 1970s. 5. Baseball and the bomb with Glenn Miller. 6. Artis Henderson eases into beach living in the 1980s. COURTESY IMAGES Call 561.625.5070 for a physician referral Pet secretsSeven things you can do to better care for your pet. A6 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 A13HEALTHY LIVING A16BUSINESS A19 SOCIETY A20-23REAL ESTATE A24ARTS B1SANDY DAYS B2 EVENTS B6-8PUZZLES B12FILM B13WINE, CUISINE B18-19 WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 Vol. III, No. 25  FREE Society photosSee who was out and about in Palm Beach County. A20-23 X Don’t be money fickleChasing good performers can be a bad investment. A18 XEnter the maidActress cleans up in Dramaworks’ “Exit the King.” B1 X The 18th Palm Beach International Film Festival has announced its lineup for the weeklong event, which opens Thursday, April 4, and features 26 world premieres, eight U.S. premieres and three North American premieres. I think it is the best ever. Im very, very happy with it. Im very pleased. I think its diverse. I think its educational. I think its worldly. I think theres some fun in there,Ž said Randi Emerman, festival director. I think youre going to meet people you never would have met before.Ž The PBIFF will present features, documentaries and short films from the U.S. and from around the world, including works from Russia, Spain, Argentina, Italy, France, England, Israel, Thailand, Pales-tine, Ethiopia, Nepal, Haiti, Croatia, Aus-tralia, Canada, Romania and Singapore. Filmmakers, producers, and actors will be on hand to represent and discuss their films. The festival opens with Decoding Annie Parker,Ž directed by Steven Bern-stein. The film stars Maggie Grace, Acad-emy Award winner Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton (as Anne Parker), Rashida Jones and Aaron Paul. Based on a true story, the film follows two women on remarkable journeys over 15 years. The brave, funny Film festival to feature 26 world premieresSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE FILM, A2 X


IN THE HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY Setting the GOLD STANDARD IN Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has been serving northern Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast for over 40 years. Your local hospital emergency room is working together with 107 local physicians representing over 14 specialities. Our $13.6 million Emergency Department expansion offers an additional 9,537 sq. ft., 20 private exam rooms with flat screen televisions, and technology such as Bedside Registration & Triage to help increase patient comfort and reduce waiting time, Med-Host tracking system providing u p to the minute patient and test status, as well as a Digital Picture Communications System providing access to film-based radiological images, interpretations and related data immediately. All of this means is the new Emergency Department continues a long tradition of providing high-quality, personalized medical services to our community. Call 561.625.5070 to receive your free first aid kit and for a physician referral. One of HealthGrades Americas 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care(tm) for 2 Years in a Row (2012-2013) Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 7 Years in a Row (2007-2013) Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 11 Years in a Row (2003-2013) #VSOT3PBEr1BMN#FBDI(BSEFOTt A2 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY and irreverent Anne Parker watches her family stalked and devastated by a cruel illness, leaving her virtually alone in the world. Dr. Mary Claire King, a brilliant geneticist, believes there is a genetic link to the type of cancer that afflicts people like Annie, but few believe her and even fewer support her. As the years pass, the illness reaches Annie and changes not only her body, but her relationship with her husband and her son, both ill-equipped to deal with the mayhem that descends upon them. Remarkably, Annie rises up and fights against the odds as she is dealt, learning as she goes something that she believes might save her. Dr. King also manages to find something of unimaginable significance as slowly, inexorably these two womens stories begin to converge, until the heroic and uplifting finale. Mr. Bernstein, the real-life Annie Parker and some cast members will be attending. Opening night festivities will take place Thursday, April 4, at Muvico Parisian at CityPlace, followed by a party on the rooftop of Two City Plaza. Ms. Parker will be at the festival, as will one of the Lost Boys of Sudan,Ž according to Ms. Emerman. The festival closes Thursday, April 11, with the U.S. premiere of Chez Upshaw,Ž a comedy directed by Bruce Mason and starring Illeana Douglas and Kevin Pollak. An endlessly bickering but truly devoted and quirky couple run a B&B thats about to sink, when along comes the opportunity of a lifetime „ they turn it into a check in, dont check outŽ last resort for assisted suicides. Mr. Mason and Ms. Douglas will be attending. Closing night festivities will take place at Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille/IMAX, Delray Marketplace, Del-ray Beach, followed by the Its a WrapŽ party. She said audiences will want to see Comedy Warriors: Healing Through Humor,Ž about injured service mem-bers who have used comedy to help themselves heal. All the Comedy Warriors will be here at their screening,Ž Ms. Emerman said. Ms. Emerman said one of her biggest points of pride is seeing many directors return for their third and fourth times. Ive seen some really grow up over the years,Ž she said. And along the way she has seen some major change. Id say the biggest change is that the quality of films is so much better. Were well known. Look at how technology has changed since our very first festi-val, and our outreach to the world,Ž she said. Perhaps one thing that has not grown at the festival is her budget. I only wish we had the budget we had back then. Ive basically given up everything Ive ever owned,Ž Ms. Emer-man said. Most festivals have a seven-figure budget. Im doing this for around a hundred thousand, give or take. Id be happy with $600,000,Ž she said. To that end, she has called in every favor she has coming, and has focused the festival away from star turns and more toward the people behind the scenes. Im trying to make this about film and filmmakers and having some fun, too,Ž she said. We want to show them, when they travel here, a really good time. Theyre spending a lot of money, so we want them to have a great experi-ence.Ž Q FILMFrom page 1 >>What: Palm Beach International Film Festival>>When: April 4-11 >>Where: Screenings will be held at: Muvico Parisian 20 and IMAX at CityPlace in West Palm Beach, Cobb Theatres, Downtown at the Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Theatre in Lake Worth, Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille/IMAX, Delray Marketplace, Delray Beach>>Cost: Platinum festival passes are available for $350, and include priority admission for one to the opening night lm and party, all regular festival screenings, closing night and the Silver Screen Splash event. Premiere passes are $225, which provides admission to the opening and closing night lms and parties as well as all regular festival screenings. Gold passes are available for $175, which provides admission to all lms and seminars. Individual tickets for special events are also available. Individual screening tickets, which are $10 gen-eral admission and $7 for seniors and students, will be available in advance at www.pbi or can be purchased at the respective theaters' box of ce during the festival.>>Info: 362-0003 or visit www.pbi lmfest. org in the know EMERMAN Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park cordially invite you to meet Florida Hall of Fame Artist Jackie Brice and to view her collection of exquisite Florida Landscapes that capture the essence of Florida Tuesday, April 9, 2013 5:30 p.m. Guest Lecture in the Amphitheater 5:45 p.m. Art Exhibit Opens, Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres A portion of the sales will benefit the Natural Science Education Fund You must RSVP to attend Susan Kamp 561-776-7449 ext. 110 or by April 4, 2013. Space is limited. Casual Cocktail Attire John D. MacArthur Beach State Park 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive North Palm Beach, FL 33408



A4 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYTomas Young and the end of the body of warTomas Young was in the fifth day of his first deployment to Iraq when he was struck by a snipers bullet in Baghdads Sadr City. The single bullet paralyzed him from the chest down, and changed his life forever. Now, nine years later, at the age of 33, Tomas has decided to end his life. He announced recently that he will soon stop his nourishment, which comes in the form of liquid through a feeding tube. Tomas was the subject of the awardwinning documentary Body of War,Ž made by legendary TV talk-show host Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro. The 2007 film follows Tomas rehabilita-tion, struggles with his injuries and his political awakening to become one of the most prominent anti-war U.S. vet-erans of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. He was first moved to action by the efforts of Cindy Sheehan to speak with President George W. Bush while he was on vacation at his so-called ranch in Crawford, Texas. Sheehans son, Casey, was killed in Baghdad, on the same day that Tomas was shot. She wanted to ask Pres. Bush, For what noble cause did my son die?Ž I asked Tomas if anything would change his mind about his decision to end his life. No,Ž he said, adding that if he were not in such intense, constant pain, then he would not be taking this course. We wouldnt be having this conversation,Ž he said. This week, Tomas released a letter titled The Last Letter: A Message to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From a Dying VeteranŽ In it, Tomas wrote, You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plun-der and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Ameri-cans „ my fellow veterans „ whose future you stole.Ž Phil Donahue has stayed in touch with Tomas for years since making Body of War.Ž Donahue told me the making of the film was a spiritual expe-rience... a chapter of our lives.Ž He says he understands Tomas decision: Four years after being shot in Sadr City, he sustained a pulmonary embolism. So he struggles now to speak, although you can understand him. He has diffi-culty grasping silverware, his opposable thumbs are at a serious deficit... so he has to be fed. When he and his wife, Claudia, have gone out to dinner, she would look for a corner of the restau-rant, so when she fed him, they wouldnt be stared at. He now has pressure sores, with exposed bone. He recently had a colostomy, so he has a bag on the side of his body. He is fed through a tube, and every other commercial he sees on television is about food. It is beyond awful what Tomas has sustained. He now lies immobile, in a dark bedroom in Kansas City, dutifully cared for by his wife, Claudia, who has been with him for five years.Ž He added: Throughout this whole ordeal, I have been with him often enough to know, he wanted to live. That is what makes it extra sad. He wanted to live. He has fought back against every setback, from the inadequate treatment at the Veterans Administra-tion, to his own PTSD. Now the situa-tion is so dire, that no one who is close to him can claim to not understand: He has given up.Ž Donahue reflected: When I look down on this young man, all I can think of is President Bush saying, Bring em on. There is almost no remorse. Everybodys hiding. Richard Perle doesnt get around much anymore. Cheney is speaking for six-figure fees. I dont know where Wolfowitz is. Bush is behind a well-secured home.Ž Tomas recently appeared via video call from his home in Kansas City, Mo., before a group in Ridgefield, Conn., where Phil Donahue screened Body of WarŽ and asked Tomas questions. It was at this February event that Tomas publicly announced his intention to die. When asked how he wants to be remembered, Tomas Young replied: That I fought as hard as I could to keep young men and women away from military service. I fought as hard as I could to keep another me from coming back to Iraq. That is what I want to be remembered for.Ž Q „ Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. „ Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!,Ž a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the co-author of The Silenced Majority,Ž a New York Times best-seller. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe beetle and the pipeline m c f w  amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly When progressives talk of government, it is in an alluring can-do spir-it. Making the case for more spend-ing, President Barack Obama invokes the 19th century as a heroic age that built government-supported railroads. MSNBC hosts pose in front of monu-mental 20th-century public-works proj-ects and speak of what all of us can do together. This is all well and good as nostalgia, but is utterly detached from the spirit and the practices of 21st-century government. We dont excel at building things. We excel at studying things, and putting up obstacles to building them. It is not the age of the engineer but of the bureaucrat, the lawyer and the environ-mental activist. Consider the proposed Keystone pipeline to connect the tar sands of Alberta, Canada, with the Gulf Coast. The Obama administration has been happy to keep the nations foremost shovel-ready project in a state of sus-pended animation for years, so it can be constantly studied toward no end what-soever except placating people with a theological objection to pipelines. For a taste of the 21st-century American attitude toward building things, I direct your attention to Volume 2 „ not Volume 1, 3 or 4 „ of the Draft Sup-plemental Environmental Impact State-ment, not to be confused with the three prior environmental studies. Therein is a section considering the pipelines impact on endangered and potentially endangered animals and plants. It evaluates the effect on every-thing from the Spragues Pipit to the blowout penstemon, although special attention is devoted to the American burying beetle. Just like your congress-man, the beetle is a federally protected invertebrate.Ž It lives in a handful of counties to be traversed by the pipeline in Nebraska and South Dakota. Its habitat could be disrupted. It could be hit by trucks. If the pipeline heats the ground, beetles burrowed into the soil for the winter could be fooled into emerging prema-turely. Artificial lighting could expose it to increased predation. Not to worry. Keystone has been in discussions with federal and state offi-cials about minimizing the impact. Prior to construction, the beetles should be trapped and relocated, in keeping, of course, with the Nebraska American Burying Beetle Trapping Protocol. But not in South Dakota. Trapping and relocating American burying beetles,Ž the statement explains, is not autho-rized in South Dakota.Ž Vegetation should be mowed to no more than 8 inches tall to render the affected areas temporarily unsuit-able to the beetles. Carcasses should be removed, lest beetles return to eat. Lighting should be shielded to avoid attracting beetles. All workers should be trained in beetle protection and issued a full color Endangered Species Card, which includes a picture of the Ameri-can burying beetle and a summary of relevant conservation information.Ž This is the case of only one insect glancingly affected by one project, but it stands for an epoch of red tape and hostility to development. The betting now is that the Obama administration will eventually green-light the pipeline. If it does get built, it probably wont be in operation until 2016, when the original completion date was 2012. We get ever more adept at the perverse art of not building things. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. 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A6 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY BY DR. MARTY BECKERUniversal UclickAs the veterinarian on Good Morning America,Ž Im always hearing about and looking at pictures of other peoples pets. I truly enjoy hearing about the love people share with their companion animals. But being recognized so frequently also means I hear a great deal about the things that bother pet lovers. The other day I was thinking about those annoy-ances that apply to dogs, and thinking about the knowledge Im always sharing with people. Ive written entire books sharing tips and cutting-edge informa-tion, but heres a short list of seven secrets I wish more dog owners knew: Q Secret No. 1: Shedding is a top complaint of dog lovers, but when peo-ple choose a low-shed pet, theyre usu-ally barking up the wrong tree. The kind of dog who sheds the least? A small one (less dog, less fur) with long fur (long fur stays in longer than short fur) whos kept clipped short (less left on to clean up when it does eventually fall out). Q Secret No. 2: Preventing accidents can save more than your pet „ it saves money, too. Veterinarians like me hate to treat „ and even worse, to lose „ pets whove suffered accidents that can be easily prevented. By keeping all medications „ human and pet prescrip-tions, and all over-the-counters „ safely locked away, youll protect your pet from this No. 1 poisoning hazard. Q Secret No. 3: Stop the post-bath shake from getting water all over your bathroom and you. Its simple: That water-spraying shake starts at the nose, and if you hold your dogs muzzle until you can get a towel over him, youll pre-vent him from shaking. Q Secret No. 4: Getting old doesnt need to mean misery for your dog. Working with your veterinarian to pro-vide your old dog neutraceuticals,Ž such as omega-3 oil and glucosamine, along with prescription pain medica-tions (such as Rimadyl) can put the bounce back in your old dogs step. Ask your veterinarian! Q Secret No. 5 : Most people want to take advantage of the incredible advances in veterinary medicine, from stem cell treatments to chemothera-py, but many simply cant afford them. The solution for them is a pet health insurance policy, which can cover the bulk of costs for an expensive accident or ill-ness without forcing any com-promises on care. Q Secret No. 6: Its easy to save money on pet care with-out shortchanging your pet. While you shouldnt skip well-ness exams (they can spot a problem when its still easier and less expensive to treat) or lower the quality of your dogs food (good nutrition means good health), you can save money by price-shopping for prescription medications (but do give your veterinarian the option of match-ing prices), buying items in bulk and sharing with others, keeping your pet thin (and therefore healthier) and even bartering for your pets needs. Q Secret No. 7: Yearly shotsŽ are no longer recommended. Current advice is to tailor vaccines to fit your pet. Most all dogs should now get coreŽ vaccines on a three-year cycle for the most com-mon and most deadly diseases, includ-ing parvovirus and distemper. All dogs need rabies shots on a schedule set by law. But other vaccines may depend on a dogs breed type, size or the region where you live, and youll need to go over the options with your veterinarian. Its not hard or expensive to make life easier and better for both you and your dog. You just have to know the secrets! Q PET TALESSeven secretsTips to make life easier on yourself — and your dog COURTESY PHOTOOne simple trick will keep a dog from shaking water all over you when you bathe him. >> Dixie is a 6-year-old spayed terrier hound mix. She loves to go for walks and stalk critters. She adores human companion-ship but would do best in a home with no other pets. >> Red Ruby is a 10-year-old spayed domestic. She loves being petted but doesn’t like being picked up. She’s very affec-tionate and loves people.Dixie and Red Ruby qualify for the Senior to Senior program; adopters 55 and older pay no adoption fee. 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 For adoption information call 686-6656. >> Lizzie (Liz Taylor) is a spayed female black domestic shorthair, ap-proximately 6 months old. She is very affectionate and loves to play.>> Abbie is a neutered male Abyssinian, approxi-mately 1 year old. Along with his mother, he lost his home when his owners moved, and would love a new “forever home.” He interacts well with people.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 or call 848-4911.Pets of the Week


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T his c er ti ca te will also c ov er a prevention evaluation for Medicare r ecipien ts T he patient and an y other person r esponsible for payment has the righ t to r efuse to pay, canc el payment or be r eimbursed for an y other ser vice examina tion or treatmen t tha t is performed as a r esult of and within 72 hours of responding to the adv ertisemen t for the free, disc oun ted fee or reduc ed fee ser vice e xamination or treatment. Expir es 4/11/2013. $150VALU E $150VALU E Just read what one of our patients has to say about us... Why I drive past 32 other chiropractors to visit Dr. Papa In just two weeks worth of sessions at Dr. Papas office, my lower back pain (caused by a herniated disc in my lower back) barely registers anymore. Better yet, Im more mobile. I dont have to stretch my back after every time I sit in a chair. It is easier for me to pick objects up off the floor. I even surfed a few days last week without a hitch (no pain the next day too!) I believe Dr. Papa was able to provide these quick results because: 1) He took the time and effort to listen to me explain exactly how I injured myself. 2) He properly diagnosed the problem. 3) He prescribed the right treatment. Could the 32 other chiropractors I drive by every time I visit Dr. Papas office have gotten the same results? Possibly. Would I take a chance with them after seeing what Dr. Papa has achieved? Not in a million years.Ž … Rob Gramer, Engineer, Jupiter, FL FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 A7 Gannon’s REAL ID campaign wins ADDY from Lauderdale ad chapter SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Anne M. Gannon, constitutional tax collector for Palm Beach County, has announced that her office received a Silver ADDY Award from the American Advertising Federation s Greater Fort Lauderdale chapter. The award honors creative excellence in marketing and advertising. Ms. Gannons REAL ID public education effort won in the category for pub-lic service in an integrated campaign. This is a great creative campaign. It gets peoples attention. And most importantly, it alerts the public about the federal REAL ID mandate and deliv-ers tools that help,Ž said Ms. Gannon in a prepared statement. We are honored by the Advertising Federations award for our effort.Ž REAL ID is a federal law designed to fight terrorism and reduce fraud. To get a REAL ID, a person must pres-ent Homeland Security-required docu-ments proving birth, Social Security number and residence. Ms. Gannons office created a multicultural community toolkit. Items include REAL ID checklist envelopes, fliers, posters, web banner advertise-ments, informational magnets, book-marks, and Public Service Announce-ments. Utility bill inserts, along with city and community publications, helped get the REAL ID message out to local residents. Posters were placed in every Tri-Rail train and Palm Tran bus in the county. Local tax collectors began issuing REAL ID driver licenses and state identification cards when the Florida Legis-lature transferred these duties in 2010. By the end of 2014, anyone born after Dec. 1, 1964, must have a REAL ID to board a commercial plane or enter a federal building. Everyone else has until Dec. 1, 2017. REAL ID tool kits can be downloaded at the or are available by calling 355-2264. The tax collectors REAL ID campaign has also earned other awards, including the Gold Coast Public Rela-tions Councils Bernays Award and the Public Relations Society of Americas Palm Awards, both honoring excellence in public relations. The ADDY Awards is recognized as the advertising indus-trys largest and most recognized com-petition. Q Jack Lighton named Marinelife Center CEOJack Lighton has been appointed president and CEO of Loggerheard Marinelife Center, a non-profit sea tur-tle research and rehabilitation center in Juno Beach. "Jack is a long-standing passionate supporter of LMC and a former board member,Ž said Brian Waxman, chairman of the center board, in a prepared state-ment. His global management exper-tise, along with his love for sea turtles, education and conservation, will pro-vide significant resources to the entire Loggerhead Marinelife Center team.Ž Mr. Lighton will be responsible for the not-for-profit centers strategy, committees, donor development, capi-tal campaigns, finance, research/rehab and operations, including LMCs large and growing educational and volunteer arms. Loggerhead Marinelife Center has been a part of my life as long as I can remember,Ž Mr. Lighton said. It has been exciting for me to be a supporter of the center as it has grown.Ž Mr. Lighton most recently worked for 10 years as senior vice president of Global Client Services at Harris Inter-active Inc., which conducts The Harris Poll and is one of the world's largest custom market research and manage-ment consulting firms. Prior to join-ing Harris Interactive, he was a man-ager and founding team member of J.D. Power and Associate's Recreation and Financial Services Practices. "Loggerhead Marinelife Center is one of the most visited cultural attractions in Palm Beach County,Ž Mr. Lighton said. More than 215,000 people come each year to our incredible beachside campus to learn about our work in pro-tecting the endangered sea turtles that come to our shores.Ž The Juno Beach veterinary and hospital staff rehabilitated literally thou-sands of sick and injured sea turtles over the 30 years since the museum that became Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter was founded. The centers research biologists monitor one of the most pro-lific sea turtle nesting beaches in the world. The 2012 nesting season marked the highest nesting number in the cen-ters 22 years of monitoring. I am delighted to work with one of the most advanced sea turtle research teams on our planet," said Mr. Lighton. I look forward to being an integral part in Loggerhead Marinelife Centers next chapter and I look forward to rais-ing the visibility of our center locally, nationally and internationally.Ž Q Lighton Gannon


A8 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Stories by Kevin Pierce, Scott Simmons, Osvaldo Padilla, Athena Ponushis, Artis Henders on and Glenn Miller Florida Weekly STORIES H MEGROWN DREAMING ALONG STATE ROAD 80 BY SCOTT SIMMONS SSIMMONS@FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM STATE ROAD 80 WAS HOT, AND MAMAS 1963 OLDSMOBILE DID NOT HAVE AIR CONDITIONing. But the breeze sang through the vent windows of that blue 88 sedan as it headed east from Fort Myers to LaBelle and on to Clewiston and South Bay, where Daddy was operating a crane to build the Royal Fertilizer plant. At a certain point, the car got warm and Mama pulled the handle on the floor vent, which opened with a whoosh!Ž and the warm air rose up from the asphalt. It was hot but at least the air was moving.The speedometer read 65Ž and life was good.It was 1968 or so, and the Glades was a magical place where people answered with sir and maam, and where seemingly everyone doted on Fred Simmons grandson „ that little blond boy they said had a Yankee accent. One might shop at Mr. Kahns clothing store on Avenue A in Belle Glade, then scoot down the road for pie and coffee at The Dixiana Grille, or shop for din-nerware and appliances at Boes in Pahokee, then relax over a sundae at Herricks Drug Store at the corner of Bacom Point and Palm Beach roads. Or head for the highway to West Palm Beach, where the large, new Palm Beach Mall beckoned with depart-ment stores and restaurants. More than 40 years later, an old-timer needs to squint during visits to the Glades.Squinting allows one to focus on not what is there, but rather what was there.Through the soft-focus, one can see past the botched additions and blotchy paint jobs and remember the manicured lawn of Grandpa Fred Simmons and Miss Beulas tidy little green house in Chosen, a neighborhood of Belle Glade that Beula, his second wife, never, ever should have chosen for herself, if only because of the steady rumble of traffic on nearby State Road 715. Come winter, the air was hung thick with the ash from the sugar cane fires and was sweet with the stench of the bagasse mulling at the sugar mill. That much is still there. Beula hated that, and said it irritated her allergies. Its why she left the Glades for Jupiter. But one whiff of that and I return to my childhood. More than 40 years later, my moms car leaves Chosen and heads north onto 715 toward Pahokee. Her Volvo station wagon is fully climate-controlled. She was in her 20s when we made that regular road trip from Fort Myers to the Glades, and when I look toward the drivers seat, I do not see a woman in her 70s. I still see the young mother who was anxious for her family. This was the area where my dad was raised, and she had much affection for his family. The road into Pahokee looks much as it did in the 60s and 70s, though the billboard that hailed the city as the home of country singer Mel Tillis is long gone. Elegant royal palms still mark the entrance to Pahokee. Theres the Beverly home, now home to Dr. Hatton, with pillars that remind you of Tara. Lawn jockeys guard the driveway, and you smile at the sight. Its still beautiful. Up the road sits another home that has all but collapsed. Turn right at the drugstore, then left onto Second Street and theres Tommie Lee DuBoses house. Squint, and you can see the beautiful daylilies and Gerberas she and her husband cultivated. Open your eyes and you see weeds. Turn right again, this time onto Banyan Avenue, squint, and Aunt Cleo Douthit walks out the side door of the house built by her husband, Bob. The screen door slams and its louvers clatter.Open your eyes and Cleo is gone, but you smile at the sight of a happy home.We take a photograph of the well-tended house built of heart pine and cypress to last the ages, and muse that its now 72 years old. The avocado trees Cleo started from seed are heavy with fruit.She and Bob would be proud.We pause and we look.Then my mom puts the car in gear and drives forward without looking back. Q r e M l e av to w H m a th th d h w r h T op: Scott Simmons has his bag packed and ready to go for a trip across the state in this photo taken in Fort Myers in 1965. Left: Scott Simmons with his grandf ather, Fred Simmons, and his father, David, around 1964 in Belle Glade. NOT IN MICHIGAN ANYMORE BY KEVIN PIERCE SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY I BEGIN WITH A DISCLAIMER: DESPITE HAVING LIVED HERE NEARLY 50 YEARS, I WASNT born here (a condition which the real old-timers still greet with, Howre you liking it so far?Ž) My birthplace is Ironwood, Mich., an Upper Peninsula town as far north of Southwest Florida as you can go without crossing into a foreign country that puts cheese and gravy on its French fries. I came to Fort Myers in 1964 to start first grade while my parents started an AM radio station. In searching for a photo to accompany this, I noted, for the first time, a Wizard of Oz quality in my childhood photos: all pre-Florida pictures are small and black-and-white, while everything after the move to Florida is larger and in color. The norths wicked witch mustve been squashed flat when we plopped down. The photos show these items of note:We didnt just have vacant lots in the 60s and 70s; we had vacant LAND. Huge hundred-acre fields of sandspurs, meadowlarks and black snakes. We had woods of palmetto, slash pine and fire-control paths cut through sugar-sand. And our swim-ming hole was the rock pits that would later become Lakes Park. These were the all-day (and sometimes all-night) stomping grounds for me and my friends. Screen-time then meant outside the porchand window-screens, and the fields, woods and rock pits are where we spent it. With first grade to senior year of high school in Lee County Schools, the photos show many folks Im happy to still be in touch with, both classmates and teachers (in the past year, Ive run into teachers from fourth grade, fifth grade and 12th grade „ even had one over for dinner). I dont remember what year the air conditioning came to the schools, but the smells of the years before were equal parts perspira-tion, purple mimeographs and brown paper towels. There are pictures of my 1967 Firebird convertible, 1968 MG-B convertible and 13-foot Boston Whaler with a 50-horsepower motor (only rated for a 40). The boat probably racked up more miles as I could drive it before I was old enough for the cars. This trio of tops-down conveyances will likely keep me in close contact with a dermatologist. Some pictures remind me of the areas disorienting growth. Why did they build it so far south of town?Ž was a question that would be posed of American Depart-ment Store (its building is now a storage facility in central Fort Myers), Edison Mall (which will always be The MallŽ to those of us here when it was built) and later the Bell Tower Shops (which went up near where the NASA tracking station used to host annual field trips for our science classes). The pictures remember Miracle Lanes, Raymonds Rollerland and Chicken Unlimited. Hickeys Creek, Fisheating Creek and Camp Franklin Miles. Lovers Key, Cayo Costa and New Pass. They remind me that Colonial Boulevard used to be two lanes and so dramatically sloped for drainage that it was a challenge to keep from falling into the ditch. They remind me of the next door neighbor who took me to see the first moon launch at Cape Canaveral and of the radio-station privileges that let my family have the run of a new Disney attraction near Orlando days before it opened to the public. I can only hope that when my Lee County-born daughter and son (who attended, respectively, the same middle school and elementary school I did) look back at their childhood photos and note the early-years shift from old color prints to newer digi-tal images, that they are taken back to the 90s and 2000s, and that as Sunshine State natives, they can play I remember when...Ž with a place they still fondly call home. Q


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 NEWS A9 H MEGROWN STORIES THE MOUNTAIN WOMAN OF FORT MYERS BEACH BY ARTIS HENDERSON AHENDERSON@FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM I MOVED TO FORT MYERS BEACH FROM THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH GEORGIA IN THE SUMmer of 1987, at a time when the beach was barely middle class. This was before DiamondHead, before the yacht marina, before property values soared and beach residents found themselves unlikely millionaires. We drove down from Georgia in a brown Oldsmobile with seven cats in the back seat. By the time I started school in the fall the salt air had eaten through the paint and rust spread like leprosy across the hood. Not that we minded. On the beach, everybod ys car seemed to be on its last leg. Over time I traded my mountain ways for the tidal flow of coastal living. I learned to love stingrays and fighting conchs. My country accent faded. Some-where along the line „ its hard to say when „ the beach changed, too. The shrimpers and drunks and itinerants started disappearing, replaced by men and women in expensive outdoors wear. The newcomers bought the old beach cot-tages and added expensive additions. Or they tore them down and started over, covering the beach sand beneath a layer of fancy pavers. Suddenly there was a feeling of having been discovered, in the way that North America was discov-ered,Ž i.e., by people not already living there. It seemed as if someone had stum-bled on our backwater community and realized it could be a high-end vacation spot, if only we would bulldoze the old beach shacks and get rid of the locals. I remember the exact moment when I knew the beachs image had changed. I was applying for a job and the man interviewing me said, Fort Myers Beach? You must be big money.Ž I laughed and before I could stop myself said, Oh, no. Were beach trash from way back.Ž Not that the changes to the beach have been bad. Were incorporated now and we have lovely public parks and a beautiful Times Square. But I fear what we have lost in our rush to remake ourselves. To create room for the mammoth duplexes built by developers and carrying price tags in the $2 million range, weve had to tear down the old cot-tages, the dream homes of another gen-eration. Weve sacrificed the beach as an affordable destination, a place where people like my grandparents„who grew up poor by Lake Okeechobee and worked hard all their lives„could buy a lit-tle house on the water. Instead I worry that our newer, cleaner version of Fort Myers Beach with its high property values and elite boating clubs will only let in a cer-tain type of person. A person not from around here. But who am I to say anything? The moment I could, I left the beach. I went to college in the northeast and stayed there, away from Florida, away from home, away from the com-munity that raised me. To stay would have meant acknowledging my low-rent roots. It would have meant owning where Im from, not just the stretch of white sand that fronts the gulf but everything that comes with it „ the Oldsmobile and the too-many cats and the seedier parts of FMB living. I left because no one up north would know what it means to be beach trash. Only now, after many years away, have I come to appreciate the unique character of Fort Myers Beach and the blessing it was to grow up there. The beach has a distinct saltiness that works its way into your bones. Im glad its in mine. Q Left: Artis Henderson at 2, talking in complete sentences and sounding like Patsy Cline. Above: In Cleveland, Ga., around the time she began lo ving okra and El Caminos. ft : Ar ti s He nd er son at 2, talking in d in g li ke r m e Le f co m Pa ar an Le f GROWING UP IN THE TIME OF TEXTILES BY OSVALDO PADILLA OPADILLA@FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM THE RHYTHM OF A SEWING MACHINE „ CHUG-CHUG-CHUG-CHUG-CHUG, SQUEEEEEAL „ filled our evenings. By the light of one lamp, my mother sat in the front room of our compact two-bedroom house, working her way through plastic bags filled with piecework. Shed stitch pocket after pocket or crotch after crotch onto clothes sporting labels for brands like Ocean Pacific and L.L. Bean. Long after the rest of the lights had gone out, the lamp stayed lit, and the sewing machines vibrations carried gently along the wood-framed floor, lulling my brother and sister and me to sleep. It was 1979, or 81 or 85. It was all of them. This was the height of Hialeahs factory phase „ before NAFTA took our sweatshop jobs and exported them to sweatier shops in other countries. Then, like today, a few quarters would treat you to a sticky, flaky guava pastelito at a bakery around the corner „ any corner. Car alarms, the train whistle from a mile away, roosters and the cacophony of Cubans communicating, like trumpets, filled the air the way the smell of roast pork would (and still does) on Christmas Eve. My father, a foreman in a shoe factory that produced parts for Nike and those generic sneakers you used to find in bins at the general store, spoke no English. The Anglo-Saxon company owners had this little Cuban guy in charge of a band of Haitians who spoke neither English nor Spanish. Ma-cheen gwan: Bro-keng. Ma-cheen two, macheen tree: Gud.Ž My father described the limited vocalizations needed to run his crew as he sipped his ceremonial single can of Busch beer before helping to prepare dinner. Sometimes he drank Pabst, but always only just one can. If my mother was saddled with too many bags of piecework „ or worse, if she had a late night at one of the many dreadful factories that came in and out of her life like disappointing lovers, my father would take on the task of making thin steaks with black beans and rice for the three of us. Later, wed find him quietly enjoying a can of sardines emptied onto a plate of white rice. Those were Fonzie years, Mork from Ork years. Box ball and football games with the Larrinaga and Hodgkins and Gonzalez and Mills kids in the middle of the street years. They were the last years of the white folk who had stuck around our neigh-borhood. Those were the last years of the Kellys the kindly World War Two veteran and his wife across the street. A substantial man with warm Irish eyes, Mr. Kelly was missing an arm and made nothing of it. He helped my dad and my Uncle Jorge run thick PVC pipes to tie into the city sewer system after some decree came down requiring everyone to upgrade their plumbing. They were Rush and REO Speedwagon and Billy Joel years. And sure, they were Celia Cruz and Johnny Ventura and K.C. and the Sunshine Band years too. Those years took place everywhere in America. But from my vantage point, they took place during the great Cuban-Miami rising of the 1980s. It was in that place where an angry old woman once admonished me, Youre in America, speak American.Ž It was also where my friends would pelt each other with rotting mangoes and share tangerines or bananas that sat on the edges of our property lines. Its where we yelled after the ice-cream truck, Ehhhh-Stope! Ehhh-Stope!Ž laughing our heads off as we mocked our elders accents. Its also the place where Miss Bohr read a story I had written for an assignment in sixth grade. It was a book, about eight pages of loose-leaf papers stapled together, written in the neatest penmanship I could command. It was a complete narrative that ended with a doomed fleet of Earthlings discovering a planet of peaceful alien monkey-men. Miss Bohr gave me a perfect score. Those were G.I JoeŽ and A-TeamŽ years. The sewing machine was set in a thick wooden table. My mother piled one stack of fabric pieces to her left and another stack, the smaller pieces, on a square bench next to her squat, swiveling six-legged chair of metal and wood. Shed bring two pieces together, matching them up just so. Moving quickly, shed set the pieces down in the needles path. Then shed push. At just the right pressure. Fingertips on the fabric, her foot would ease onto the exquisite steel pedal. Shed guide the fabric along the tables surface toward the back of the machine. Chug-chug-chug-chug-chug, Squeeeeeal. The wooden table, in turn, would resist her fingertips and push them forward, ever so slightly, back toward her. For a long time, this was the tables shadow war. But eventu-ally, by the SeinfeldŽ and FrasierŽ years, she couldnt deny the pain in her hands. The woods patient offensive had worn her down. It was just as well. By then, the factories to the east of the railroad tracks were becoming vacant, and the people pined for the crappy jobs of the past. My father, after 22 years of service with only five sick days (when a Ma-cheen lopped off the top of his index finger), was let go from the Gator Shoe Corporation. He worked for as long as he could on other factory crews. By then he had no more use for the end-of-day brewski. The kids had grown up. Long after I had left home, during WeedsŽ and Anthony Soprano years, Miss Bohr tracked me down on Facebook. She mentioned the book I had written, and the impression it had made on her. Later that night, I thought of my mothers fingertips, bent as they are, at 45-degree angles. She had fought that wood, in large measure, to keep my siblings and me in private Catholic school. We were in a Miami ViceŽ and ScarfaceŽ world, where some gang member had been stabbed to death at Babcock Park a block away from the house, and some other guy had been shot behind the video store and pizzeria around the corner in the other direction. She trusted the church and its teachers to protect us from this dangerous, foreign world. The piece-work helped pay the price of tuition for the three of us. Women like Miss Bohr and her bosses „ the Sisters of Mercy „ held up their part of the bargain. My mothers unrelenting fingertips had kept us safe. Q l astic b ags k d e that e plan e per fe T h My an o to h S he M o pa t t h s t a s w It t h v a jo b se r c h w a He Osvaldo Padilla and his sister Ana sometime in the late 1970s. Right: Wearing a “Miami Vice”-style jacket sewn by his mother, Aida.


A10 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Phone: 888.974.3698 | 561.832.7469Online: Reviving5,000 years of civilization SHEN YUN captures the spirit of ancient China, recalling the grandeur of a nearly lost culture. The show moves quickly from one story, region and dynasty to the next. Down in the valley, ladies of the Yi ethnic group dance in rainbow skirts by the river. In the heavens, celestial fairies trail silken sleeves through the clouds. Resounding drums awaken the dusty plateaus of the Middle Kingdom. Gorgeous backdrops extend the stage, transporting the audience to distant lands and eras. An orchestra, combining Western and Chinese instruments like no other, accompanies with stirring scores. Dancers ”y across the stage in an array of ”ips, spins, jumps, and aerials. The energy of classical Chinese dance is contagious; the entire performance, mesmerizing. APRIL 29-30, 7:30PMKravis Center West Palm Beach ALL-NEW 2013 SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA Dont Miss This Extraordinary Event! This is the finest thing... the finest event Ive ever been to in my life... This is the profound, quintessential end of entertainment. There is nothing beyond this, nothing. Ž „Jim Crill Bob Hope Producer h i n g b e yo n d  So inspiring! I may have found some ideas for the next Avatar movie.Ž „ Robert Stromberg, Academy Awardwinning production designer for Avatar Superb! Every performance was stunning.Ž „ WNYC Dont see it once, SEE IT TWICE!Ž „ WVOX Presented by Florida Falun Dafa Association, Inc. An extraordinary experience... exquisitely beautiful.Ž „ Cate Blanchett, Academy Award-winning actress SURVIVING NUCLEAR CRISIS NEAR TAMPA BAY BY GLENN MILLER FLORIDA WEEKLY CORRESPONDENT THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS LED TO THE ONLY OCCASION I RECALL MY DAD SHOUTING AT MY mom. He wasn t mad at Khruschev or Castro or Kennedy. Not that sunny Saturday afternoon. It was October 1962. I had just turned 10 the month before. My chances of reaching 11 were, perhaps, about to evaporate in a nuclear holocaust. We lived on the second story of a two-unit, twostory apartment building on Livingston Avenue near the north end of St. Petersburg, across Tampa Bay from MacDill Air Force Base. That „ the base, not the apartment „ would have been a prime target for the Soviet Union if war came. My parents had jugs and bottles of water and cans of food, saving in case we survived into some dystopian, apocalyptic, post-attack nightmare. My mom worked the midnight shift at Spurlocks Diner out on 34th Street. My dad, at that time, may have been driving a cab. Dad was at work. Mom was exhausted from working on her feet all night and was sleeping. I loved three things in 1962 „ baseball, movies and books. Still do. That morning, as the world teetered on the precipice of war, I woke my mom and asked permission to go to the movies and for some tip money, the nickels, dimes and quarters she earned at the diner. She said yes. I sup-pose. I grabbed some change, opened the screen door and walked down wooden steps, through a small back yard, up an alley and a couple of blocks to Fourth Street and a bus stop. Took the bus downtown to Williams Park, the bus depot. Then walked a few blocks to either the Florida or State theater. Maybe I watched The Longest DayŽ or Birdman of AlcatrazŽ or perhaps The Miracle Worker,Ž 1962 releases which I vaguely recall seeing in theaters. Cant say for sure which one I watched that October Saturday. After the movie, I retraced the route. Alone. In 1962, 10-year-old kids did things like that. Meanwhile, my dad had returned home. My brother and sister were there. Not me. Not as World War III edged closer. As I walked up the stairs and then opened that screen door I could hear my dad yelling at my mom. How could she let me go out at such a time? The Soviets, of course, never fired a nuclear missile at MacDill Air Force Base, a few miles from our Livingston Avenue apartment. It was in that little two-bedroom apartment, a place without air conditioning, that I also learned a little about race relations. Florida was still segregated. I attended white Rio Vista Elementary. At the time kids often said things such as Eenie, meenie, minie-moe pick a tiger by the toe.Ž At least thats what I said. Other kids, alas, substituted the nŽ word for tiger. I was appalled. That word wasnt used in our home. So I asked my parents about this. Wouldnt these other kids, I asked, get in trouble if their parents knew they used a bad word for colored people? My parents explained, as much as they or anybody could, that the parents likely used that bad word and taught it to their kids. Mom and Dads message was this: Some of my classmates were being taught to hate. I didnt understand it then. Heck, I still dont.But thanks, Mom and Dad, for trying to explain it.My dad passed away in 1999. My mom is now 82 and resides near St. Petersburg, in a town called Dunedin, with my brother and sister, who wisely didnt go to the movies during the biggest world crisis of the past 60 years. Q Glenn Miller, centerfielder, in St. Petersburg with the Police Pistol Club of the Florida Junior Major League in 1966. H MEGROWN STORIES


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The work represents a col-laboration between Dr. Young and Dr. Fitzpatrick, with the goal of cre-ating new therapeutic tools to treat neurological disorders. The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience is the first American institute established by Germanys pres-tigious Max Planck Society. It brings together top research neuroscientists from around the world to collaborate on unlocking the mysteries of the brain by providing new insight into the function-al organization of the nervous system, and its capacity to produce perception, thought, language, memory, emotion, and action. The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience meets this challenge by forging links between dif-ferent levels of analysis … genetic, molec-ular, cellular, circuit, and behavioral … and developing new technologies that make cutting edge scientific discoveries possible. The results of the research will be shared publicly with scholars, uni-versities and other institutions around the globe to advance life-saving and life-improving treatments and cures for brain disorders ranging from autism, to Parkinsons to Alzheimers. For more information, visit www. Q Bruce Grout honored by Marine Industries Association SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County named Bruce Grout, general manager of New Port Cove Marine Center in Riviera Beach, as the 2013 Member of the Year. Mr. Grout joined the associations board in 2010. He also sits on the asso-ciations executive committee, events committee, membership committee, and the Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade committee, Old Port Cove said in a pre-pared statement. Mr. Grout is a seasoned marine industry veteran with more than 25 years of marina management experience in Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties, the statement said. Maintaining and operating a Clean Mari-na thats safe and profitable, he has bought customer and employee sat-isfaction to an all-time high at New Port Cove Marine Center. In 2010, he was awarded the Certified Marina Manager award by the International Marine Institute. He is one of only 300 CMMs in the world, the statement said. Q Good Samaritan Medical Center offers birthing tubs for rent SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe arrival of water birthing brings a new option for delivering babies at Good Samaritan Medical Center and gives mothers other opportunities for increased relaxation and comfort. The hospitals Maternity Services and Special Deliveries program now offers the option of renting special birthing tubs filled with soothing water that could help reduce stress hormones and pain in labor, the medical center said in a prepared state-ment. Birthing tubs can be used in both labor and delivery. The solace of water births can also produce feelings of a warm bath.Todays woman has a number of choices when it comes to giving birth. Were delighted to offer another healthy option with the introduction of water births in our hos-pital,Ž said Mark Nosacka, chief executive officer of Good Samaritan Medical Center, in the statement. Our goal is to provide special-ized birthing plans to accommodate every mothers needs, and we are pleased to add water births to our labor and delivery options.ŽThe buoyancy experienced during laboring in the water helps to lessen muscle tension and pro-mote relaxation during labor, making breathing easier. That optimal oxy-genation created is healthy for both mother and baby. Laboring in a water setting may also relax pelvic floor tissue and decrease the need for an episiotomy, less maternal blood loss and fewer pain medications, the statement said. Some women find that relative weightlessness associated with water buoyancy can help with mus-cle support, repositioning and comfort. Each woman should design and discuss her specific birth plan with a phy-sician or certified nurse midwife. In addition to water birthing, Maternity Services and Special Deliveries at Good Samaritan Medical Center offer private patient suites, a Level II NICU, Child-birth Education Program and special-ized birth plans. To learn more about the birthing options at Good Samaritan Medical Center call 650-6023. Q Grout A12 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY


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(Also in March, the government of Denmark said that Microsoft owed it about a billion dollars in unpaid taxes when it took over a Danish company and tried to route its taxes through notorious tax havens such as Bermuda. According to a March Reuters report, Denmark is among the first European countries to challenge such U.S.-standard tax shenanigans and is expecting payment in full.) Q Recurring themes Q Being identified with the number 666 (the “mark of the beast” in the Bible’s Book of Revelation) continues to trou-ble the righteous. Walter Slonopas, 52, felt required to resign as a maintenance worker for Contech Casting in Clarks-ville, Tenn., in February after receiving his W-2 form, which he noted was the 666th mailed out by Contech this year. (However, perhaps Mr. Slonopas is not so innocent. He had been working for Contech for less than two years, yet had already been “assigned” the number 666 twice — on the company’s payroll books and the company’s time-clock system.) Q In February, victims of crimes in San Antonio, Texas, and Terrebonne Par-ish, La., complained to police that they had been assaulted by, respectively, a “Hispanic male” and an “unknown black man” — whom the victims admitted later did not exist. San Antonio police learned that their victim had been accidentally, embarrassingly, shot by a friend mis-handling his gun. Louisiana authorities found that their victim had not been abducted and raped (and had her baby stolen). Rather, she had wanted to hide her miscarriage from family and friends and invented a phantom attack as more acceptable. Q Chinese New Year, especially, turns out not so festive if busy young profes-sional women are unable to show off a boyfriend to their parents. Thus, men offer themselves as fake boyfriends for the equivalent of about $50 a day, plus extras including about $5 an hour to accompany the woman to dinner, $8 for a kiss on the cheek, and $95 to spent the night — on the couch, of course, since “sex” is not part of the concept. Recently, a reality TV series appeared for men needing women for home visits — often they are gay men who have not “come out” to their parents. Q Society continues to suffer from questionable company policies that encourage precisely the wrong behaviors. Bartender Twyla DeVito said she knew that one of her regulars at the American Legion Post in Shelby, Ohio, was too inebriated to drive home and thus tele-phoned police, alerting them to a poten-tial drunk driver. An officer responded, observed the driver, and arrested him when his blood-alcohol read twice the limit for presumed impairment. Two days later Ms. DeVito was fired because, as her boss allegedly said to her, “(I)t’s bad for business to have a bartender that will call the cops.” Q Heather Frost, 36, and mother of 11, is getting a brand-new, specially designed house through the Tewkesbury (Eng-land) Borough Council, which deemed inadequate the duplex that the family had been using at taxpayer expense for five years. Ms. Frost had complained that she needed larger quarters because one daughter now owns a horse and needs to stable it (and, said a stable worker, had almost acquired two more horses, but that deal fell through). Q Fathers caught up unfairly in state laws on child support have appeared in News of the Weird, but Lional Campbell’s story seems unusually harsh. Authorities in Detroit continue to bill Mr. Campbell for past-due support (which Mr. Camp-bell admits he owes even if unsure how much), but only recently did he discover that they were counting $43,000 past-due to support “Michael,” who had died 25 years ago at age 3. Mr. Campbell said he had thought the support was for another child, born seven years after Michael, but it turns out neither the authorities nor Mr. Campbell knows precisely which fatherhood Mr. Campbell is paying for. The latest audit reduced Michael’s $43,000 balance to about $6,500. Q In Tiringoulou (pop. 2,000) in the Central African Republic, phantoms are thought often to steal penises, or shrink them, but according to a March dispatch in the magazine Pacific Standard, the sto-ries’ origins may simply reflect distrust of outsiders. Townspeople over-attribute worldly powers to strangers, and when outsiders’ business deals go sour, men check their genitals. Also, animal-organ poachers operate nearby and arouse sus-picion that they may be after human genitals, as well. (Asking for perspective on this weirdness, though, the Pacific Standard reporter wondered what Tirin-goulou citizens might think about Ameri-cans who, for instance, starve themselves “near to death because their reflection in the mirror convinces them that they are fat.”) Q Poor planning Q In San Diego, Calif., in February, two people broke into a Hooters after closing and stole a jukebox, apparently, said police, mistaking it for an ATM inside the darkened restaurant. Q Jose Perales Jr., 24, was charged with breaking into Dr. John’s Lingerie Boutique in Davenport, Iowa, in Feb-ruary. Surveillance video revealed he was wearing men’s clothing when he entered, but left in a dress and blond wig. In fact, while changing clothes, his bare back was visible, revealing “Perales” tattooed on his shoulder. 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PAGE 16 376 Tequesta Dr. Gallery Square South Tequesta 561.744.9700 Clothing Accessories Gifts New Location italian food made by real Italians!LTERNATE!!s3UITE Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410(in the Promanade Shopping Plaza)rrs&AXrr 4AKEOUT $ELIVERY $INEIN #ATERING LARGE #(%%3%0)::!$899 Cash & take out only. Exp. 4/21/13-/.$!945%3$!9 30%#)!, 0URCHASEANYv 3ANDWICHOR 7RAPANDGETA &2%%3OFT $RINK Exp. 4/21/13Now serving Palm Beach Gardens "UY%NTREEGETND %NTREEOFEQUALOR LESSERVALUEFOR HALF OFF Dine in only. Not valid Friday or Saturday. Exp. 4/21/13 We will meet or beat any local competitors prices. *Not valid on franchise coupons. Products may vary. .OWSERVING WINEANDBEER Don’t jump to conclusions – you may not be wearing a parachuteWife s Diary: Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner. I was shopping with my friends all day, so I thought he was upset that I was a bit late, but he made no comment on it. Conversation wasnt flowing, so I suggested that we go somewhere quiet so we could talk. He agreed, but he didnt say much. I asked him what was wrong. He said, Nothing.Ž I asked him if it was my fault that he was upset. He said he wasnt upset, that it had nothing to do with me and not to worry about it. On the way home, I told him that I loved him. He smiled slightly and kept driving. I cant explain his behavior. I dont know why he didnt say, I love you, too.Ž When we got home, I felt as if I had lost him completely, as if he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. He just sat there quietly and watched TV. He continued to seem distant and absent. Finally, with silence all around us, I decided to go to bed. About 15 minutes later, he came to bed. But I still felt that he was distracted, and his thoughts were somewhere else. He fell asleep; I cried. I dont know what to do. Im almost sure that his thoughts are with someone else. My life is a disaster. Husbands Diary: A two-foot putt ƒ Who the hell misses a two-foot putt?In recent weeks, the above email has been circulating throughout inboxes in South Florida. While many just quickly read this entry as another funny story designed to elicit knowing chuckles from those in committed relationships, we can actually glean an important les-son if we consider the message. The scenario above highlights how a simple misunderstanding can unwit-tingly spiral out of control and compli-cate our closest relationships. When we try to interpret and ascribe mean-ing to the emotional states or actions of those around us, we often jump to erroneous conclusions when there is no factual basis for doing so. In fact, in some instances, we react so intensely we set in motion an escalating cre-scendo of hurt and accusations, without a real understanding of our reason for doing so. Sadly, we not only undermine the relationship, we cause unnecessary heartache and worry for ourselves. Each of us looks at the world through a lens that has been shaped by a com-plex mix of family history, genetics, past relationships and an accumulation of our successes and failures. Our brains are wired to store a lifetime of experi-ences and to process this data to our advantage. While our brain does its best to use our past experiences to make sense of our current environment, the stored messages undoubtedly influence our reactions to those around us and may even fuel an emotionally charged response to a harmless situation. Dr. Alex Korb, a neuroscience researcher at UCLA, has extensively studied how our brains function and provides a scientific basis for under-standing why we may react so intensely, and how we may unintentionally get ourselves into trouble. Dr. Korb describes how the brain gets the gist of whats going on but makes up the rest. To avoid the hard work of pro-cessing every detail about the world, the brain just captures a few key ones and fills in a whole perception. That filled in perception is what you actually experi-ence, and its based largely on your past experiences. Therefore its easier on the brain to just jump to that conclusion.Ž Much of the time this brain function works to our advantage. For example, this feature of the brain brilliantly facili-tates our ability to read and compre-hend.Ž He describes how the brain doesnt actually read words one letter at a time. It just glances at them, gets an idea of what letters are there and makes an educated guess on what the word is „ wihch is why its not taht hrad to raed smcralbed wrods. That is also why its so hard to find typos, becu-sae your brain naturally wants to fill in the incorrectly spelled word with what it thinks should be there.Ž Whats so powerful about the brain is that the assumptions it creates are almost always spot on. However, jump-ing to conclusions can get you in to trou-ble when the assumptions are wrong. The problem is exacerbated by the fact the assumptions are usually automatic and unconscious. On top of that we think we are fully aware of everything, but it is just a trick. We are unaware of what we are unaware of. With misreading a word, or misidentifying a person its a fairly straightforward task to go back and see where you made a mistake. But most of our assumptions are not so obvi-ous nor so easily verified.Ž The human brain has a highly evolved warning center designed to alert us to potential dangers in our environment. Paradoxically, this warning system, designed to help us navigate perilous situations, may actually prime us for dangers that dont exist. We may react defensively and initiate conflict, when, in fact, there is no basis to be uneasy. Its not uncommon to project attributes from important people who influ-enced our earliest experiences to our romantic partners or close friends. When we overlay these personality qualities that may or may not be appropriate, we may make troubling assumptions about a persons character and behavior. We may then inadvertently saddle our cur-rent relationships with inaccurate and troubling conclusions. Some of us are in close relationships where we get the sense we know our partners so well that we can size up what theyre thinking and even finish their sentences for them. We can often read a close persons face and demeanor, and believe we know EXACTLY what theyre thinking. After all, theyve let their feelings be known over and over, so we believe theres little doubt as to how they will react. While this is often the case, our lens of past experiences often influences us to make judgments that can be woefully wrong. When we make an effort to step away from an emotional situation, challenging our assessments with healthy skepti-cism, we can catch ourselves before reacting prematurely. Pausing to reflect can often give us the perspective to consider the options more clearly. It also helps to ask our-selves some important questions to counteract the influence of ingrained biases. In other words, we might ask ourselves: Is there a plausible explana-tion for why the other person is acting this way?Ž Have I gathered all of the relevant facts?Ž Is it reasonable to get upset?Ž Would I be upset if another person did the same thing?Ž With practice, even in todays fast moving world, we can overcome the automatic wiring of our brains to become more objective in our thinking. Giving our loved ones the benefit of the doubt often helps us to be more objective and to open up meaningful dialogs. We can become more thoughtful and measured in our responses. We can train ourselves to remember that our first impressions are not always right. Q „ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. A Palm Beach Gardens resident, she holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Gardens office at 630-2827, online at and on Twitter @LindaLipshutz. HEALTHY LIVING a d t h a p linda A16 NEWS WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY


Keola Health & Well-Being StudiosDowntown at the Gardens11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. #7104, Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410 ˆ[[[OISPELIEPXLGSQ Keola Health & Well Being Studios ;S[8LEXW[LEXQER]WE][LSXV]SRETEMVSJ7TMVEWLSIWJSVXLIVWX XMQI 4ISTPIGERYWYEPP]JIIPXLIHMJJIVIRGIVMKLXE[E]XLEROWXS7TMVEWYRMUYIERHTEXIRXIH;EZI7TVMRK‹XIGLRSPSK]8LIQIGLERMGEPGYWLMSRMRKW]WXIQGERLIPT]SYHSQSVIKSJEVXLIVKSLEVHIV [MXL PIWWWXVIWWSR]SYVJIIXERHNSMRXW8LMROSJSYVXIGLRSPSK]EWPMXXPIWLSGOEFWSVFIVWJSV]SYVFSH];LIXLIV]SYWXERH[EPONSKVYRI\IVGMWIEXXLIK]QSVXEOITPIEWYVIMRPIMWYVIEGXMZMXMIW7TMVEGERLIPTQEOIEPPQSVIGSQJSVXEFPIERHIRNS]EFPI 20% OFF ON ALL SPIRA SHOES )\TIVMIRGIXLI;3;*EGXSV [LIR]SYQIRXMSRXLMWEH It’s time for the next generation to lead non-profit organizationsThere is reason to be optimistic.ŽT hats the concluding quote from my last column that observes devel-opment practices are changing with-in the charitable sector. It is a rather bold statement, given the last three years have been a particularly tumul-tuous time for nonprofits struggling to adapt to the new realities of an anemic economy. The path forward to sustainability has grown difficult and hazardous. Being passionate and committed to your cause, dedicated to your mission and accountable to your donors and constituents are virtues that inspire trust and confidence. But few non-profits enjoy the long-term financial horizon that insures the sustainabil-ity that delivers on the promise of for good, forever.Ž Nonprofits rely in majority on a steady drip-drip of cash transfusions from loyal donors to pay their bills. But individual contributions are only one among multiple sources required to make the math work. Past assump-tions regarding operational support are a casualty of a new economic reality. The aftermath of financial challenges are problematic for the charitable sector overall. So why be optimistic we are on a path forward „ if not toward a financial recovery for nonprofits that resurrects the old status quo? One reason is that many in the charitable sector have looked deep into the abyss of declining resources and vis-cerally understand the changes we are seeing are permanent and not just temporary. Innovation has been set free, this despite the strong under-tow of conventional wisdom to keep doing the same thing „ but now, just more of it. Organizational alliances are growing, collaborations are tak-ing root, and the value of leveraging is keenly appreciated. But a more consequential transformation is also at work. Leadership and generational change are being increasingly spo-ken of in one and the same breath within the sector. The demographics of change are at work everywhere. The life cycle of all organizations and businesses include transition in leadership, beginning within the boardroom and on down the hallway, through the CEOs office, and on to staffing. A vacant seat inspires many possibilities but the opportunity to reach more deeply into the younger talent pool is not always a no-brainer. This issue is attracting more thought these days because genera-tional change is gathering steam. Ser-endipity is a blind date. Leadership and mentoring programs within the charitable sector are well established and explicit about providing access and a path to leadership for the next generation of emerging leaders. These programs prepare young pro-fessionals for when the time comes to replace those that move on. Succession of leadership has otherwise tended to be an exercise in clon-ing; stereotypes often begat stereo-types, given how narr owly leader ship was defined at the source of author-ity. It was rarely an accident when every professional who showed up for a conference sounded and looked alike. We can do better and have. Old presumptions about who is qualified to lead are being called out and challenged, as they should be. Developing the next generation of philanthropists and nonprofit lead-ers is a mighty second wind. We are looking down the barrel of advanc-ing seniority in many key positions. Growing a strong pool of future can-didates has become an ever more important preoccupation of the char-itable sector for the charitable sector. This next generation of leaders will transform the sector and our world. Be also optimistic because of the vast, generational transfer of wealth that is underway in this country. Even by the most conservative numbers, the amount of assets changing hands in the next 40 years is in the mega trillions. Of course, there is a big ifŽ associated with that moment of transition. Are the seeds being planted now that will inspire even a modest portion of those dollars to be dedicated in the future to charitable causes? The short answer is not by accident.Ž We have the tools, the incentives, and the menu of charitable options necessary to attract deferred gifts from caring supporters. And this is opportunity times two: we can grow the supply side of philanthropy and the total investment made directly into charitable organizations. If you believe that timing is everything and the timing is now, then the chances are strong that where optimism lives, abundance will follow. Q „ Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian and the former President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin County. Her professional career spans more than 25 years in the charitable sector, leading major philanthropic institutions in the South and rural Appalachia. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. Email her at llilly15Agmail. com or Twitter at @llilly15. f r r s a c a leslie Succession of leadership has otherwise tended to be an exercise in cloning; stereotypes often begat stereotypes, given how narrowly leadership was defined at the source of authority. FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 NEWS A17


Investor behavior trumps all other reasons for a poor return in a portfolio. Sub-par investor behavior is common and costly. What derails people when investing? Uncontrolled emotions (predominantly fear and greed); denial (often when an investment is in a loss position); and a lack of commitment to portfolio disciplines (rules for allocation, exits including stop losses and selection of managers.) Healthy emotions, a basis in reality, and commit-ment are nothing new under the sun; their absence ends careers, personal relation-ships, higher education opportunities, etc. And, so too, with investing. One unhealthy behavior, which is typical in the investment process, is chasing performance.Ž An analogy follows. A high school-aged, testosteronecharged male chases a pretty girl dressed in a short skirt, who he knows not except for her recent swagger past him. He negates his well-laid plans/promises to the girl next door; instead he asks the new-found hottieŽ to the high school dance. At the dance, out of the corner of his eye, he fixates on a new short skirt, a new illu-sion of his delusion.Ž How successful is this leap frogging from one to the next? Not very. We all know the end result: failure to develop a relationship of value i.e., no friendship, fulfillment, companionship, personal development, etc. So too with investors. They chase hot performance, choosing investments based on recent results, believing that an asset with outstanding recent returns will con-tinue to do well. In their vein of logic, they are merely or dutifully reallocating funds to higher-performing investments and out of lesser-performing investments. Unfortunately, chasing investment hottiesŽ actually causes much harm. A study by the consulting firm DALBAR examined the effect of chasing returns between 1984 and 2003. Investors in stock mutual funds who frequently traded out of funds during that period earned an aver-age annual return of 3.51 percent. In con-trast, the market, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, earned a 12.98 percent average annual return.Ž (Website BMO Retirement Services.) How ironic: The typical inves-tor thinks that he will get better results by moving from hot to hotter to hottest yet the end results were approximately 75 percent less than an index. Ouch! Are retail investors the only ones who do this? Not at all. Retirement plan spon-sors do it as well, so say three extremely well noted investment experts (Edwin J. Elton, Martin J. Gruber and Christopher R. Blake) in the January 2013 research paper How do employer s 401-K mutual fund selections affect performance?Ž The authors conclude, When making changes to a plans funds, administrators chase returns and do not end up improv-ing investment performance. Like their employers, 401(k) plan participants also tend to chase returns, transferring assets into higher-performing funds rather than rebalancing to restore their original asset allocations.Ž (www.Fiduciary, March 5, 2013.) The Fiduciary News column also included a worthy quote by David Ott of Acropolis Investment Management, which articulates why the problem occurs even at the trustee level. Plan sponsors chase performance because thats how the advisers often construct their value proposition „ selecting funds, moni-toring them and making changes when necessary. Usually past performance is a meaningful part of the selection criteria and probably the most important part of the monitoring process. When a fund underperforms „ even if its just for a few quarters, the trustees feel as though they must make a change to fulfill their fiduciary duty. That means they sell the recent underperformer and likely buy the recent outperformer. Several studies have shown that this is a mistake since funds tend to regress to the mean, the old fund comes back and the new fund falls down, compounding the original problem.Ž Why does chasing a good performer often turn out to be bad investing? It all depends upon when you buy into the trend; investors/trustees can be too late in finding and taking advantage of the trend. They might well be buying star perform-ers near their top price. It also depends on how you plan to get out if the price trend fails; investors often have no rule sets for limiting losses. You might be wondering: if chasing performance does not work, then why is trend followingŽ such a widely accepted and successful trading strategy? Why are hundreds of books written explaining its value and billions of investment dollars managed under the premise that the trend is your friend? The answer lies in the speed and accuracy in recognizing a price trend; execut-ing entry of a position; and the strict adherence to a rule set to exit if you are losing money if the trend fails. Funda-mental thinking is not employed since rule sets (written in algorithms) gener-ate signals for entry and exit. The algoŽ system is not hampered by human judg-ment, human emotion, human intuition and human group-think. As they acknowl-edge that the human inclination is to deny a loss (and expect it to come back), they set the loss parameters/enter the stop losses at time of entry. Trend followers accept losses as part of the investment process. There is no element of chasing performance.What is the investor to do? First, understand and recognize that chasing is a natu-ral but proven unfruitful behavior. Second, develop a strategy and a plan to execute that strategy; and, importantly, find a way to remain committed to its execution. Buy a diversified portfolio of investments that reflects your plan. ƒ (and) hold the investments unless there are legitimate reasons to make changes.Ž (BMO Retire-ment website.) And chasing short skirts is not a legitimate reason! Q „ Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 239-571-8896. For mid-week commentaries, write to showalter@ww fsyst ems. com. MONEY & INVESTINGChasing a good performer can lead to bad investing s d p o w t jeannette SHOWALTER CFA showalter@ww fsyst Prior to plastic, handmade wooden dolls ruled toy chests Wooden dolls date back centuries. The earliest were crude carved pieces of wood shaped like a human figure. But today its rare to find a doll made before the 1600s, when English and Ger-man draftsmen skillfully carved wooden lifelike dolls. Most collectors today look for later carved peg woodenŽ dolls like those made in Grodnertal, Germany. The dolls, which date fr om about 1820 to 1840, were created with arms and legs that could bend because of their pegged joints at the knees and hips, elbows and shoulders. The early ones have heart-shaped faces, long necks and elongated bodies. Their extra-long legs showed off their high-waisted Empire-style dresses. After the 1840s, doll carvers took short-cuts and the dolls had round faces and chunky bodies. A 2012 Theriaults auction offered a Grodnertal peddler doll. The 13-inch doll had her original painted face, human hair wig and jointed arms and legs. Her value increased because she wore her original clothes, from dress to cap, cape and undergarments. She was holding a peddlers tray filled with lace, sew-ing materials, household goods and a tiny miniature Grodnertal wooden doll. Because she was old, attractive and in good original condition, a collector paid more than $2,900 to take her home. Q: I have a pasteboard dollhouse designed and made by Transogram Co. of New York. Its in reasonable shape. I think its from the 1920s or 30s. Its a two-story house with a front that opens up and a removable roof. The lower level is red brick and the second floor has yellow siding. The furniture inside is wooden and is definitely 20s and 30s vintage. Does the furnished dollhouse have any value, or should I just pitch it? A: Dont pitch it. Transogram Co. was founded by Charles S. Raizen in 1915. It made toys, play sets, games, craft sets and juvenile and playroom furniture. Raizen died in 1967, and the com-pany was run by his family until it was sold in 1969. It closed shortly afterward. Old dollhouses, even card-board houses, sell to col-lectors. A little wear is OK. Q: I have a dining-room chair thats blond wood with a green plastic seat. It has a lattice-like back. The back legs are one piece going from the floor to the top of the back. The bottom is marked Daystrom Furniture, Model 455-175.Ž The words Made in Occupied JapanŽ are written in a small circle. Its not in perfect shape. Can you tell me what its worth? A: Daystrom was founded in Olean, N.Y., in 1934. At first the company made metal ashtrays. By 1938 it was producing chro-mium kitchen furniture and upholstered stools and chairs. Daystrom moved to South Boston in 1962 and began using the name Daystrom Fur-niture.Ž Daystroms low-end dinette sets sold well during the 1960s, but for-eign competition began affecting the furniture market by the 1970s. The company was sold sev-eral times and closed in 1996. Since your chair is marked Made in Occu-pied Japan,Ž Daystrom must have been making furniture in a Japanese factory or importing piec-es between 19 47 and 1952, years when the Allies occupied Japan after World War II. Chairs like yours were inexpensive when made. Value today: about $100 to $150. Q: I have a complete collection of small metal license plates. Theyre all about 3 by 5 inches. I think they came from Wheaties cereal boxes. They are about 60 years old. Can you tell me if there is a demand for these and if they have any value? A: Wheaties first offered miniature auto license plates from all 48 states and the District of Columbia in 1953. Four different sets of 12 plates each could be ordered by sending in 25 cents and a Wheaties box top. The District of Columbia plate was available in random boxes of Wheaties. It was a very success-ful promotion and increased Wheaties sales. Many boys and girls sent for the license plates and attached them to their bicycles. Post Cereals issued plate sets in 1968 and 1982. Single plates sell for about $5 today. A set of 49 plates issued in 1953-54, with original mailers, sold several years ago for more than $600. Tip: To remove a sticky price label from a piece of silver, heat it with a hair dryer to soften the adhesive, then peel off the label. If there is sticky glue left, remove it with isopropyl alcohol. Q „ Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. KOVEL: ANTIQUES m d o t  w terry COURTESY PHOTO This German doll is sometimes called a carved “peg wooden” doll because of her jointed arms and legs. Her original clothing and peddler’s tray attracted buyers at a Theriault’s auction in New Orleans. She sold for $2,912. 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BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY PALM BEACH COUNTY COMMERCE WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 A19 SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SCORE, the local, non-profit, volunteer organization committed to helping current and start-up small businesses succeed, teamed up with the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches for a recent ribbon cutting ceremony to com-memorate 39 years of service to the Palm Beach County business community. We re thrilled to have 35 active volunteers who provided more than 900 hours of mentoring to residents considering opening a new business or who have already own an existing business in Palm Beach County in 2012,Ž said Jerry Stein-berg, Scores vice chair and workshop director, in a prepared statement. The ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Cham-ber of Commerce marks the launch of a new era of mentoring, using skilled vol-unteers in social and digital media as well as those in business planning, finance and human resources. We always want to see more start-up and existing businesses thrive.Ž In 2012, the Palm Beach County SCORE mentors worked with more than 500 new small business clients. Chapter volunteer mentors conducted more than 60 workshops that were attended by 450 participants. SCOREs local chapter, which receives a small amount of federal funding, returned $57 to the Federal Treasury for every $1 allocated by the Small Business Admin-istration. Nationally, SCORE has 14,000 volunteers, spread among 370 Chapters. Together they have put in more than 1.35 million hours serving 500,000 clients and put on more than 9,000 business-training workshops. Palm Beach SCORE Chapter 224 volunteers are ready to help small busi-nesses in Palm Beach County and Martin County. SCORE counselors come from virtually every business category such as marketing, manufacturing, service and retail. SCORE Chapter 224 is located near downtown West Palm Beach, Florida. Q SCORE ribbon-cutting celebrates 39 years of service Envy of Palm Beach moves to TequestaCOURTESY PHOTOSCORE mentors gather with Chamber of the Palm Beaches ambassadors for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the non-profit volunteer or ganization’s 39 years of service. Envy of Palm Beach Inc., formerly of Palm Beach, has relocated to Tequesta. Envy is a quaint boutique featuring ladies clothing, accessories and gifts, the retailer said in a prepared statement. It specializes in small designers and artists, to offer customers unique finds. Envy of Palm Beach likes to be a part of the community and is available for private shopping events, fundraising and charities, according to the statement. The boutique is located at 376 Tequesta Drive, Gallery Square South, Tequesta. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are also available. Envy is on Facebook at envyofpalmbeach. Call 744-9700, and see, Q JMC names director for women’s healthSusan Brown Poncy, M.D., has been named medical director of the Womens Health Program at Jupiter Medical Center. Under Dr. Poncys leadership, we will further devel-op our Womens Health Program to offer the healthcare services that are unique and most important to the women in our com-munity,Ž said John D. Couris, president and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center, in a prepared statement. We are proud to have Dr. Poncy as part of our team.Ž Jupiter Medical Centers Womens Health Program addresses the specific healthcare needs unique to the women. The goal is to provide healthcare ser-vices in a seamless environment, called a System of Care,Ž spanning a womans lifetime from healthcare screenings, wellness and diagnostics in the outpa-tient setting, to the acute care arena, which includes minimally-invasive sur-gical procedures, followed by the post-acute care environment, which includes follow up care and rehabilitation services „ all provided in a well-coordinated program with a single entry point. Im thrilled to be joining the Jupiter Medical Center team as medical director of the Womens Health Program,Ž said Dr. Poncy. I look forward to continuing to provide womens healthcare services right here in Palm Beach County. Our patients know they can receive the high-est quality of care, close to home.Ž Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________PONCY Four Tenet Florida medical facilities have been recognized for making patient care safer. Coral Gables Hospital, Delray Medical Center, Florida Medical Center (a campus of North Shore) and Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center were each rec-ognized as a fully engaged hospitalŽ by the American Hospital Associations Hospital Engagement Network (HEN), Tenet said in a prepared statement. The HEN was designed to help identify solutions to reduce hospital acquired conditions and readmissions and share the solutions to other hospitals and healthcare providers across America. The Tenet hospitals are honored for assisting the HEN team on Floridas performance improvement initiatives helping Florida meet the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) target for data submission. Our individual interactions with patients are the fundamental means by which our hospitals can improve the health of the patients and communities they serve,Ž said Marsha Powers, Tenet Floridas senior vice president of opera-tions, in the statement. We have developed a wide array of train-ing programs to teach and sup-port our staff in making patient care safer. Our hospitals are working hard to reduce preventable harm by 40 percent and preventable readmissions by 20 percent.Ž Hospitals that are fully engagedŽ are those actively working on and submit-ting data in the 10 target areas includ-ing: adverse drug events, catheter-asso-ciated urinary tract infections, central line-associated blood stream infec-tions, injuries from falls and immobil-ity, obstetrical adverse events, pressure ulcers, surgical site infections, venous thromboembolism, ventilator-associat-ed pneumonia and preventable read-missions. For the list of all fully engagedŽ hospitals, see Tenet Florida, a region of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, comprises nine acute care hospitals with 10 sites of service and 3,483 licensed beds and numerous related health care services. Tenets hospitals aim to provide the best possible care to every patient who comes through their doors, with a clear focus on quality and service, according to the prepared statement. Hospitals in the Florida region include Coral Gables Hospital, Delray Medical Center, Florida Medical Cen-ter (a campus of North Shore), Good Samaritan Medical Center, Hialeah Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Palmetto General Hospital, St. Marys Medical Center and West Boca Medical Center. Q Tenet hospitals recognized for safe patient care SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________


A20 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Cultural Council of Palm Beach County opens “Artist as Author” exhibit at the council 1 3 5 6 4 2 7 8 10 11 1 Rhonda Davison and John Davidson 2 Artists who are exhibiting in Artist as Author 3. Cara Jay and Christopher Twardy 4. Cil Draime and Gigi Benson 5. April Gluckstern, Mary Ann Seidman, Susan Kopelman, Barbara Bogart and David Kopelman 6. John Loring and Edwina Sandys 7. Elaine Meier and Bruce Helander 8. Countess of Caithness, Ronald Wagner, Susan Jacobs, Timothy Van Dam and Mary Churchill 9. JoAnne Berkow, Steven Tendrich and Priscilla Heublein10. Nancy Ellison, Lola Astanova and Jeffery Smith 11. Jean Sharf, Bruce Beal, Rena Blades and Fred Sharf12. Andrew Kato, Kelly Karakul and Kenn Karakul COURTESY PHOTOS 12 9


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 BUSINESS A21FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY The Easter Bunny arrives at The Gardens Mall 1 3 5 6 4 2 13 7 8 9 10 12 11 1 Jerrica Catania, Eric Catania, Bella Catania 2 Celeste Sobieraj, Nicolas Sobieraj, Anjolie Sobieraj, Steve Sobi-eraj 3 Kalil Farris, Kali Farris 4. Brittany Cook, Alissa Cook, Bryan Cook 5. Aaron Neely, Kristen Neely, Angel Neely 6. Michelle Turner, Charlie Turner, Zachary Turner 7. Annette Gjorcevski, Lia Gjorcevski 8. Lisa Barker, Andrew Barker, Charlie Barker 9. Jim LaBadie, Summer LaBadie, Carol Moore 10. Adrienne Theeck, Ava Rupolo, Nancy Theeck11. Jada Jefferson, Tia Jefferson, Kya Jefferson12. Jack Harris, Joel Harris, Pia Harris,13. Riley Cummings, Roger Cummings CATT SMITH/FLORIDA WEEKLY


FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Northern Chamber of Commerce networking luau at the Jupiter Lighthouse 1 3 5 6 4 2 13 7 8 9 15 14 10 12 11 1 Jamie Taylor, Brian Taylor 2 Jeff Haacke, Kari Robitaille, Shannon Rountree 3 Michael Papa, Eric Schmidt 4. Nicole Plunkett, Sarah Andrews 5. Robert Deauterman, Joelle Bowels, Justin Lusk 6. Michael Schwebel, Pamela Lewis 7. Jim St. Pierre, Chrissy Cassata 8. Kristie Wells, Genelle Gordon, Raquel Morales 9. Eric Schmidt, Michael Rosenberg10. Amy DiFilippo, Shane Kelly, Kristina Viola 11. Jillian Kaiser, Valerie Roseman, Kristie Wells12. Cindy Cothern, Al Cothern, Rick Sartory13. Jennifer Sardone-Shiner, Eric Inge14. Jean Anderson, Kirk Anderson, Julie Anderson15. Scott Shrader, Kristin Spillane, Hilary Bedford CATT SMITH/FLORIDA WEEKLY A22 BUSINESS WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY


FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY The Kravis Center for the Arts Major Donors Dinner 1 3 5 6 4 2 7 8 10 1. Zelda Mason, Frankie Valli and Allen Mason2. Susan Lovejoy, Michael Bracci and Colleen Bracci3. Jim Karp and Irene Karp4. Julie Katzenberg, Doris Grabosky and Nicole Morris 5. Roseanne McElroy, Rosa Laboda and Tom Laboda6. Helen Ross and Walter Ross7. Sheila Engelstein, Frankie Valli and Alec Engelstein8. Nancy DeMatteis and George Maichin 9. Richard Loynd, Judy Loynd, Judy Mitchell and Jim Mitchell10. MaryLee Bastin and Richard Bastin COURTESY PHOTOS 9 FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 BUSINESS A23


A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 A24 FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS Stunning Georgian home on South Flagler SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY This stunning two-story Georgian home is located on one of the largest waterfront lots on prestigious South Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. This renovated home at 5105 S. Flagler Dr. offers five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, spectacular waterfront views and has rights for a deep-water dock. I ts a great location with shopping, schools, parks and bike paths within minutes. Fite Shavell & Associates lists the home at $2,450,000. The agent is Sabra Kirk-patrick, 561-628-2077, Q


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The office mailed 68,819 reminder notices to property owners who had outstanding 2012 taxes as of March 10. This represents just less than 1 percent of the 704,386 property owners who were sent tax bills in November 2012, Ms. Gannon said in a prepared statement. Revenue from collections goes to the county and local taxing districts,Ž Ms. Gannon said. These taxes pay for critical services we all rely on includ-ing law enforcement, fire and rescue, education, and health care services.Ž Property taxes for 2012 can be paid online at, at service center locations, or via mail. Wire transfers are also accepted. There is no discount on taxes paid in March. All unpaid taxes after April 1 accrue 3 percent interest. Florida Statutes require unpaid properties to be subject to Tax Certificate sale once taxes are 60 day delinquent. Tax War-rants are issued on all unpaid personal property taxes. Personal property may be seized and sold to pay the delinquent taxes. For additional information see Q New construction, or existing homes — the market is hotOver the past month, I have had three buyers from the Northeast come to visit the area looking for a second home. Prior to an y clients visit, I always send a detailed list of available homes and then plan accordingly based on their criteria. This season, there has been a trend in the type of home that buyers are looking for and they are beginning to want new con-struction again. The past four years have offered a very limited amount of new construction inventory. As the real estate market in our area declined, most developers and builders stopped building spec homes and model homes simply because the market was not conducive to this type of sale. Inventory was so heavy in existing real estate that new construction could not compete with pricing. Most buyers either purchased a home that was nearly new or turned to renovations on the existing home they purchased. Now, we are seeing a significant change in the new home market. Gary Purucker, a prominent custom builder in the area, has seen at least a 25 percent increase in his activity since last year. Mr. Puruckers market is the luxury custom home mar-ket with a new home average sales price of $2,500,000. Although there is still a very healthy amount of remodeling being done, Mr. Purucker attributes the change to the overall rising existing home prices as well as the low inventory. The interest in new homes is also becoming popular since the newer devel-opments are showing construction starts up by approximately 30 percent overall. Just driving through the area, you will see new construction in many communities. Furnished model homes and spec homes are available for sale in Old Palm Golf Club and Old Marsh Golf Club to name a few in the luxury market. There are also new models available by developers such as Toll Brothers, D.R. Horton, Pulte and K. Hovnanian. My client last week only wanted to look at new homes. When they arrived in Florida, we toured new homes ranging from $1,500,000 to $4,000,000. The value represented with the quality finishes at this level is very appealing. Completely turnkey and all of the homes come with some type of warranty in addition to sev-eral manufacturers warranties. As we viewed the homes, each one seemed more appealing than the next to my client. The new finishes and color schemes were fresh to the eye and the design of the homes seemed to be much more streamlined then former new homes that were on the market just a few years ago. Several great-room designs are being offered now with large gathering spaces for families and friends to enjoy the company of one another. In addition, the locations of these homes were also appealing: golf course, lakefront, preserve or specialty views. After viewing about 10 new homes, furnished and unfurnished, my client decid-ed on the neighborhood where he wanted to live. After narrowing that down, the available new homes in that particular neighborhood did not fit his needs, so we then looked at the existing inventory. Because the inventory has significantly declined, there are not as many choices, but most of the existing inventory is priced right and had been well main-tained. My client ultimately chose a home that was built in 2000 and needs very little updating. His decision was based on the neighborhood, location and the size/design of the home. Based on this experience and many like it, if you are looking for a new home, be open to everything that is available. This client was very specific that he only wanted a new home and was very clear that he would not look at anything else, but in the end found a beautiful existing home and was able to purchase it with the furnishings. Overall, it is still more posi-tive signs for the market with exceptional opportunities in the new home and exist-ing home available in our area! 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INSIDE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B1 A GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENEWEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 “Croods” family friendlyOur film critic says the flick is a fab family movie, but skip the 3D. B13 X Get your “Glee” onThe Maltz Theatre is holding auditions for youngsters. B15 XPark Avenue masterOwner Dean Lavallee loves the barbecue business, and being green, too. B19 X Great wines under $15Our wine expert picks tasty wines that cost less. B18 X There is no mistaking The Voice of Romance. In the photographs for his shows, he is suave, dressed in evening attire, every hair in place. He is handsome in tails, but even without the tux and without the hair gel, singer Franco Corso cuts an impressive figure. He arrives for an interview at a Palm Beach Gardens Starbucks looking like a character from some romance novel, the wind whipping his long hair. His body is taut and lean in the shorts and T-shirt he has donned for a gym visit after the inter-view. He exudes confidence, and is eager to talk about his next big show, a concert of Italian ballads and more on April 6 at S tuarts Lyric Theatre. Ive been inspired by classic singers like Sergio Franchi and Caruso and then I developed an ability to sing old clas-sic songs with a modern arrangement,Ž Mr. Corso says of his music, which also draws inspiration from the likes of Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and Il Divo. He comes by it naturally, this Voice of Romance. Mr. Corsos hometown is San Remo, the northern Italian city that is famous for its Festival of Italian Song. I came from Italy 13 years ago with a“Voice of Romance” plans to serenade audiences at LyricCORSO BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comSEE CORSO, B4 X SEE KING,Ž B4 XEnter the MaidE lizabeth Dimon may be the queen of South Florida theater. For the past two decades, she has been leading lady at theaters from Miami to Jupiter and back. But at Palm Beach Dramaworks, she gets to play the maid Juliette in Eugene Ionescos absurdist play, Exit the King,Ž open March 29-April 28. South Florida audiences most recently have seen the three-time Carbonell Award winner in the Maltz Jupiter The-atres production of The Music Man,Ž playing Marians mother. But Exit the KingŽ and Juliette are a long way from River City, Iowa. I always say its like when you were back in college and youd go from class to class to class, especially theater, youd you be in a class where youd be doing a scene study, then another class where you were doing a monologue study and youd just switch your gears. Thats the joy of it,Ž she said, citing City Theatres Summer Shorts.Ž You just put on a different hat.ŽElizabeth Dimon cleans up in Palm Beach Dramaworks production of “Exit the King” BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comDIMON FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY IMAGE

PAGE 30 The Radical Camera: New Yorks 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 image Jerome Liebling (United States, 1924…2011 ), Butter”y Boy, New York, 1949 Gelatin silver print. The Jewish Museum, New York, Purchase: Mimi and Barry J. Alperin Fund. Estate of Jerome Liebling.The Radical Camera New Yorks Photo League1936…1951 Norton Museum of Art On View march 14 … june 16, 2013 1451 s. olive avenue, west palm beach, fl 33401 SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTS artis The same old story, with a 1940’s endingA friend recently cleaned out her garage and passed on a stack of wom-en s magazines from the first half of the last century. Here,Ž she said when I saw her, handing me the pile of crumbling publi-cations. Im sure youll find something interesting in these.Ž Delighted, I took the assorted Vogues and Cosmopolitans home. I love old magazines, the way they offer a peek into another era. Like a time capsule, the yellowed pages show how men and women once lived „ their habits, their values. They provide a true sense for the way things were. Paging through a Cosmopolitan from May 1940, I wasnt disappointed. The magazine had all the old advertise-ments that make me giggle „ folksy constipation remedies and miracle liver pills „ plus the ubiquitous ads for ciga-rettes and booze. One daunting ad had this headline: She was a jewel of a wife with just one flaw. She was guilty of the one neglect that mars many marriages. Lysol helps avoid this.Ž Lysol? I scanned the rest of the ad until I found the product: Lysol Disinfectant for Feminine Hygiene. Hot damn,Ž I said out loud. Talk about another era. Reading on, I found a morality tale about a young suburban wife who takes a cruise after she discovers her hus-band having an affair. On ship she meets a handsome, recently divorced man with whom she platonically enjoys sunsets and highballs. But once back home, not surprisingly, she reconciles with her husband. It was an idyl „ an enchantment,Ž she says of her high seas love affair as she contentedly settles back into domestic life. I couldnt help but roll my eyes at all that 1940s parochialism. What a shock, then, to read the next article, which asked: Does modern marriage fail because husbands dont know what they want „ or because wives dont give them what they need?Ž What followed was a fictional account of a marriage on the verge of collapse. What came between two peo-ple who loved each other?Ž the wife asks. She had given herself to making Johns home. She never thought of herself at all any more. Whatever she had was poured into him and the children, and if it were not enough for him, she couldnt help it. She had no more.Ž Old stuff!Ž her husband shouts as they quarrel. Women have been say-ing the same old things to men for a thousand years.Ž I paused in my reading, floored. Was this possible, a womens magazine tak-ing a feminist stance a full two decades before The Feminine MystiqueŽ? The story continues. At an afternoon matinee, the wife suddenly realizes her husband is in love with a female colleague. When the curtain went down for the last time, she rose, full of defi-ance, and looked about her (at the other housewives). Sheep! she thought. Theyre all sheep!Ž I marveled at the progressiveness and couldnt wait to read the end of the story, to see how this newly liberated woman would set herself free. What a disappointment when, instead of strik-ing out on her own, she rededicates herself to her husband. He shall have no other woman but me!Ž she says. So much for progress. Q „ Artis Henderson has joined the Twitterverse. Follow her @ArtisHenderson. B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY


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Bill Schall, Palm Beach County Commercial Horticulture Agent, will offer a program called Whats Bugging Your Garden?Ž on Wednes-day, April 3, from 9 -11 a.m. Mr. Schall will help identify common garden pests and suggest the most effective, least toxic method of control, and will lead a garden tour to search for problem and beneficial insects. Guests are invited to bring insect samples in sealed plastic bags for identification. The program will be held in the auditorium and also in the gardens. It costs $10 for mem-bers and $15 for nonmembers. The Palm Beach County Library System and the Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden are partnering to present a story time for children aged 2-6, which will be held in the pavilion on Friday, April 12, from 10-11 a.m. This free program will feature interactive stories and songs about bees, followed by an activity in the garden. This event is perfect for young nature lovers and will be held rain or shine. Reservations are required for parties of six children or more and can be made by calling 233-1757. On Saturday, April 13, from 1-4 p.m., the garden will host B utterfly Fest, which will feature displays, interactive demonstrations and sto-ries geared for the young and the young at heart. Guests can go on guided tours of the Mounts b utterfly garden to watch and identify winged beauties. B utterfly-att racting plants will be on sale. Earlier that morning, from 7-9:30 a.m., Mounts has scheduled a pro-gram on photogr aphing b utter flies. It begins with tips on how to capture great butte rfly images, before participants venture out in the garden with their cameras. Class limit is 20, and early registration is advised as photography classes fill quickly. Pre-paid registration is required by April 5, and the cost is $30 per per-son. Proceeds are donated to the garden. Also that morning, the garden will host a program titled Bringing But-terflies & Nature Into Your Yard,Ž from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Exhibit Hall A. In this short symposium, partici-pants will delve into the connection between South Florida s butte rflies and native plants and learn about native substitutions for common exotics. Co-hosted by the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, this event will also include a guided tour of the native plant col-lection at Mounts and tips for developing a native wildlife habitat in a homeowners association. It is $35 for members; $40 for nonmembers. A program on vertical gardening is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. In this hands-on workshop, Joel Crippen, Mounts horticulturalist and garden writer, will offer creative ideas for this interesting form of gardening for limited spaces. Its $30 for mem-bers and $35 for nonmembers. Mounts spring plant sale, hibiscus and rose show will be held the last weekend of April. This annual sale features more than 80 vendors with an assortment of plants and goods. Palms, orchids, bamboo, begonias, bromeliads, fruit trees, and many other types of plants will be for sale. The Greater Palm Beach Rose Society will host its annual judging and show in the audi-torium and the American Hibiscus Sunrise-Conrad Chapter will once again feature many of the state's best blooms at the annual judging and show in Exhibit Hall B. The PBC Woodturners will be selling a large selection of beautiful woodturnings in Exhibit Hall A. Beginning with a members breakfast at 8 a.m., the show and sale runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Admission is free for mem-bers and $10 for nonmembers. To register for any of the events and workshops at Mounts Botani-cal Garden, call 233-1757. Events at Mounts are accessible to people with disabilities. With a mission to inspire the public, Mounts Botanical Garden is Palm Beach Countys oldest and largest botanical garden, offering displays of tropical and sub-tropical plants, plus informative classes, workshops, and other fun-filled events. The garden contains more than 2,000 species of plants, including Florida native plants, exotic and tropical fruit trees, herbs, palms, bromeliads and more. Mounts Botanical Gar-den is a facility of the Palm Beach County Extension Service, which is in partnership with the University of Florida and the Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden. Located at 531 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach, Mounts Botanical Garden is open Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The suggested donation for entry to the garden is $5 per person. 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B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYpassion for bringing Italian music to the United States,Ž he says. But most of the singers to whom he was drawn are tenors. My voice is between a baritone and tenor, so I really can sing very low and reach the high notes at the same time,Ž he says. That voice is evenly produced from top to bottom, and it seemingly attracts legions of fans. Mr. Corso, who lives in Juno Beach, regularly sells out con-certs at the Palm Beach State College s Eissey Campus Theatre, and has a fan base at Carmines, where has been fea-tured performer for several years. And those fans?They are mainly women, and it touches from 35 years old up to 90 years old. Thats the beauty of pop opera music, because it attracts all age groups,Ž he says. Ladies, youre in luck: He is single, and knows a thing or two about the power of the music. Ive always been embraced by the passion this music can deliver to the audience „passion and romance. Even for people who dont speak Italian, (the songs) have the power to bring love and passion and positive energy into peoples hearts,Ž he says. He has sung such pieces as Caruso,Ž Besame Mucho,Ž You Raise Me Up,Ž O Sole MioŽ and Volare,Ž and also has planned to introduce some new music written expressly for him, including a song will remind listeners of the music of Santana. Mr. Corso says he is comfortable moving from genre to genre and lan-guage to language „ he speaks four languages. But music is a universal language, and a healing one at that. I want to share with you something that really touched my heart. Three days ago, a lady who has been a very good friend to me for these past few years, she has been diagnosed with cancer and suddenly she tells to that she has only two weeks to live,Ž he says. I said to her I want to come to your house and do a private concert for you. I really think that music will make you feel better, even if its only for an hour or two.Ž He called his pianist and they arrived at her home. Five minutes before I came, she was lying in bed dying; she had decided to give up. As soon as I started singing, she got up from bed, with the help of the nurse, and her face lit up complete-ly,Ž he says. The woman sat up in a chair and The Voice of Romance continued ser-enading her. Toward the end she got up from the chair and she started dancing, and to me, thats the gift of the music.Ž Q >>What: Franco Corso — A Tribute to Andrea Bocelli and Friends>>When: 8 p.m. April 6 >>Where: Lyric Theatre, 59 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart>>Cost: $35 >>Info: (772) 286-7827, or in the know CORSOFrom page 1 “KING”From page 1There definitely are no marching bands in Ionescos work. In Exit the King,Ž a meditation on mortality, 400-year-old King Berenger, an incompetent monarch, learns he has only 90 minutes to live. Youd think hed be ready to cash out, but the sentimental old ruler will not give up the kingdom he has brought to ruin or come to terms with his immi-nent death. The play, written in 1962, was third of the four plays Ionesco wrote between 1958 and 1963 that comprise his Berenger Cycle.Ž Exit the KingŽ was preceded by The KillerŽ and Rhinoceros,Ž and followed by A Stroll in the Air.Ž Ionesco died in 1994. Producing Artistic Director William Hayes will direct the production. Colin McPhillamy stars as the inept mon-arch, and Jim Ballard, Claire Brownell, Rob Donohoe and Angie Radosh round out the cast. And then there is Juliette.She is a little bit sassy sometimes. She has a love of the king and a loyalty to him, but they all want to ease him to his death. Hes fighting the whole way. He doesnt want to go, like every other man on Earth, he doesnt want to die,Ž she said. But as the maid, Ms. Dimon is not onstage the entire 90 minutes of the production. Its very active. I come in and out, and thats probably the most absurd part. I disappear then Im in again. And you go OK, whats the purpose of that, you try to find that for yourself, but sometimes its just because youre just told to,Ž she said. Juliette breaks down the Fourth Wall, that invisible line between actors and play, with her asides to the audi-ence „ some productions of the show even count down the minutes until Berengers death. Its the end of the world, at least for the king. The idea is that his life and his monarchy and his world is ending, that doesnt mean our world is end-ing, because in the script they say something about, Oh, there is more than one world. And that is true. Your world is world and mine is mine and when mine is ending, that doesnt stop yours, so were just trying to help him end his world,Ž she said. Exit the KingŽ is the second work Dramaworks has produced by Ionescu, following a production a few years ago of The Chairs.Ž But that absurdist masterpiece was an exhausting evening of theater for both audience and players alike. I think Dramaworks has done a great job of introducing all sorts of styles to their audience, so this is one more introduction of this style to their audience, and their audience seems to be pretty hungry for all sorts of things,Ž she said. The work itself has a linear narrative, and is not challenging in the same ways as The Chairs,Ž she said. Theyre not going to be going, What the heck was that? Which they sometimes I think they were some-times after The Chairs, What was that? I didnt care. It was thrilling to me, whatever it was,Ž she said. But Exit the KingŽ is not without its moments. He just doesnt want to give it up. Its what he knows. The king and Juliette have this little duet, where he says, Tell me about your life. And the wife says, Youve never asked her that before.Ž Juliette rattles through a laundry list of her mundane tasks of cleaning floors, cooking and doing laundry. And with each thing I bring up, he says, Oh, but you get to do that every day. He is staring to see the beauty in those everyday things, where were just stuck in the mire of, ugh, I have to cook another meal, I have to do the laundry again, I have to make the bed again today. Near the end of his life hes finding that to be pretty great,Ž Ms. Dimon said. Audiences throughout South Florida also have found Ms. Dimons work to be pretty great. She tossed off the sour notes to great acclaim as singer Florence Foster Jen-kins in SouvenirŽ and shouldered a wife and mothers anguish in All My Sons,Ž which opened Dramaworks new Don & Ann Brown Theatre last season. Theyre totally different, and thats the joy of what I do. Theyre never the same,Ž she said of the roles. She found her niche in theater, but it took a movie to spark Ms. Dimons desire to act. I can tell you to the minute when I thought of it. I saw Come Back Little Sheba, the movie with Shirley Booth, and I was in high school, I think. It was New Years Eve and it was on, and I thought, I want to do that and I want to do it as well as that.Ž Ms. Dimon married and acted in community theater. But it was after her marriage ended and she went back to college that she finally began to see acting as a profes-sion. Now I cant imagine doing anything „ I cant imagine doing anything else,Ž she said. Ms. Dimon returned to Florida to care for her father after her mother died. She since has remarried and lives in Lake Worth. Id rather be working than trying to get work,Ž she said, adding that so many of her venues have disappeared over the past couple of years. She appeared in more than 15 productions at Florida Stage, which folded two years ago, and several productions at Caldwell Theatre, which slipped away last year. But it was the loss of Florida Stage that she felt most keenly. That was my home. I got my Equity card there. I did 15, 16 shows there. It was my artistic home,Ž she said. Mem-bers of that company were like family to her. The South Florida theater community is small. Though companies like the Maltz and Dramaworks hold casting calls in New York, Ms. Dimon is glad that they look to local talent as well; she said she has worked with all but two of her Exit the KingŽ cast mates before. Its really a pleasure because you know them. You can be a lot more free with the people you have worked with before. You dont have to worry about stepping on toes when you know them,Ž she said. Q >>What: “Exit the King” >>When: March 29-April 28 (preview is March 28)>>Where: Palm Beach Dramaworks’ Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach>>Cost: $55 regular, $70 opening night, $47 preview>>Info: 514-4042, Ext. 2, or in the know COURTESY PHOTO Colin McPhillamy (center) sits with the rest of the cast (clockwise top from left) in a scene from “Exit the King”: Rob Donohoe, Jim Ballard, Elizabeth Dimon, Angie Radosh and Claire Brownell.


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B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOPlease send calendar listings to At The Atlantic Arts The Atlantic Arts Theater is at 6743 W. Indiantown Road, No. 34, Jupiter. Call 575-4942 or visit Jove Comedy Experience — April 6, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 QComedian Dave Williamson — April 13, 8 p.m. Tickets: $20QThe Rejects Improv — April 19, 7 & 9 p.m. Tickets: $15 At The Borland The Borland Center for Performing Arts is at Midtown, 4885 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Call 904-3130 or visit Pan — April 5-7 and 12-14. Tickets: $25QComedy Night Fundraiser — Featuring Comedian Dean Napolitano. April 18, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 At The Duncan The Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College, Congress Avenue, Lake Worth. Call (561) 868-3309 or visit in Concert: Zakir Hussain & Pandit Sharma — 8 p.m. April 6. Tickets: $29.QDoktor Kaboom! — May 4 at 11 a.m. 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 Lappin & the Palm Beach Pops presents Sensational Broadway — 8 p.m. March 30. Tickets start at $75.Q“Arts in the Gardens” Series presents Jason Bishop, Ameri-ca’s Hottest Illusionist — 8 p.m. April 3. Tickets: $30 and $25.QIndian River Pops Orchestra presents “Serenade to Spring” — 7 p.m. April 7. Tickets:$25. QEissey Campus Drama Club presents “Off Broadway & Under the Big Top” — 8 p.m. April 9 & 10. Free.QBenjamin School Spring Music Festival — 7 p.m. April 11. Tickets: $5. QPalm Beach Suzuki School of Music 9th Annual Spring Show-case — 12 p.m. April 14. Tickets: $10. 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 QThe Great British Oscar Winners with Barrie Ingham — 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Every Monday through April 8. $150 per session.QKruger Brothers with special guests — 3 p.m. April 14. Tickets: $15. QArt Exhibition: “Florida’s Wetlands” — Through June 30 in The Mary Alice Fortin Children s Art Gallery.Q“Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery — Through March 30. At The Kravis The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. For tickets, call 832-7469 or log on to“Jekyll & Hyde” — Various times through March 31. Tickets: $25 and up.QPalm Beach Pops — Sensational Broadway,Ž 8 p.m. April 1-2. Tickets: $29 and up.QAnthony and Joseph Paratore — Duo piano, Regional Arts concert, 2 p.m. April 3. Tickets: $25 and up.Q“Miss Evers’ Boys — Based on the True Stories of the Infamous Tuske-gee Experiment,Ž part of the African-American Film Festival, 7 p.m. Tickets: $10.QRobert Dubac: Free Range Thinking — April 4-7; 7:30. Tickets: $32QMonterey Jazz Festival — April 11, 8 p.m. TIckets: $15-$100QKenny Rogers — April 12, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-$100.QAbba the Concert — April 13, 8 p.m. Tickets: $38-$85. 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.QThursdays: Super Hero Hour — 3:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 12 and under. QFridays: Story time at the Lake Park Public Library. Ages 5 and under. Par-ents must attend. 10 am. Call 881-3330 for reservation.QSaturdays: Adult Writing Critique Group „ 10:30 am -1 pm; 16 years of age and up.QSaturdays: Free Federal Tax Help & Filing — every Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm sponsored by AARPQTuesdays: Anime Club — For ages 12 years and up. 6:00-7 pmQApril 2: Twilight Tales — Sponsored by Bridges at Lake Park. 5:30 p.m. Bilingual story time. At The Lake Worth Playhouse The Lake Worth Playhouse is at 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Call 586-6410 or visit For films, call 296-9382. QBarnum the Big Top Musical — Thursdays-Sundays April 11-28. Tickets: $25-$35 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 to Kayak — April 7; 10:00… 11 a.m.QBirding — April 7; 10:00-11 a.m. QGreat American Cleanup — April 13; 10 a.m.QNature walk — 10-11 a.m. daily. QAnimal feeding — 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“If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” — April 16. At The Mos’Art The MosArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit “56 Up” — Through April 4; Love & HonorŽ „ Through April 4; War WitchŽ „ April 5-11Q“Live — LoudŽ April 20, 8 p.m. TIckets: $20. At The Mounts Mounts Botanical Garden is at 559 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Call 233-1757 or visit“What’s Bugging Your Garden?” — April 3 at 9-11 a.m. Workshops. Members: $10. Non-Members: $15Q“Stories in the Garden” — April 12, 10 am … 11 am. Children 2-5 yrs old, with adult supervision. FREE At PBAU Palm Beach Atlantic University, 901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. For tickets: 803-2970 or“Cabaret: The Original 1966 Broadway Musical” — April 11-13; April 17-20 Fresh Markets QSailfish Marina Sunset Celebration — 6 p.m. Thursdays. Shop for arts and crafts made by artists from around the country. Sailfish Marina, east of the Intracoastal, just south of Blue Heron Boulevard, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449.QWest Palm Beach Farmers Market — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at 101 S. Flagler Drive. Visit QThe Abacoa Green Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through April, Abacoa Town Center amphitheater, 1200 University Blvd., Jupiter. Will open for the season Saturday at the Abacoa Town Center amphitheater. The market will feature fruits and vegetables, organic meats, sauces, jewelry, handbags, crafts and more. Info: 307-4944 or Beach Gardens Green Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens; 630-1100 or visit Artisan Market at the Waterfront in West Palm Beach — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday through April 28. Featuring everything creative but food. Clematis Street at Flagler Drive. Call Harry Welsh at (203) 222-3574 or visit Thursday, March 28 QThe African Presence in Spanish Florida: Black Semi-noles — 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 Central Florida, will speak. Note that this special lecture will be held at the Jupiter Com-munity Center. RSVP to 747-8380, Ext. 101. QStory time session at the Loxahatchee River Center — 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit Cercle Francais — 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 members homes. Call 744-0016.QBingo — Noon every Thursday at the Moose Lodge, 3600 RCA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens. Lunch available at 11 a.m. Packs start at $15. $250 games. 626-4417.Q Clematis by Night — Live music 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Clematis Street at the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach. March 28: Big Al & The Heavy-weights; April 4: Orange Sunshine; April 11: Marijah & the Reggae Allstars; April 18: Taylor Road; April 25: Panic Disor-der. Free; 8221515 or visit Parties — Free group lesson at 7 p.m., followed by parties 8-10 p.m. Thursdays, Alexanders Ballroom, 51 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Cost: $15 per person; 747-0030 or Tonight — Open Latin/ Ballroom Mix Party every Thursday. Group Lesson 7:15-8 p.m.; Party 8-10 p.m.; Admission: $20 (theme $25) for entire evening, includes light buffet. 914 Park Ave., Lake Park; 844-0255.QSusan Merritt Trio and Guests — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Wine Dive, 319 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. No cover; 318-8821.QThe Great Books Reading and Discussion Group — meets at 10 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month (next session April 4) Barnes & Noble coffee shop, 11380 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. Discussion in Shared InquiryŽ format. Free; 624-4358.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Friday, March 29 QWest Palm Beach Antiques Festival — 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 Fair-grounds, off Southern Boulevard just east of U.S. 441, West Palm Beach. Tick-ets: $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 Information: (941) 697-7475.QShabbat B’Yachad (Shabbat Together) — 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 Shabb ats celebratory rituals with parents, family members or caregivers. Call 640-5603 or email Art Festival — See the works of 150 artists from across the coun-try 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 29-30, CityPlace, West Palm Beach. Easter Bunny will be there from noon to 4 p.m. each day. Free; 746-6615 or Live — 7-10 p.m. Fridays at Downtown at the Gardens Cen-tre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600.QJupiter Green & Artisan Market — 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 Saturday, March 30 QAnnual Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza at Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe — March 30; 9:30 a.m. FREE with paid admission to the playground. Bunny meet & greet from 4 to 7 p.m. $5.9 5. 561-627 -1782 or QSpady Museum — Springtime Festival, March 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Egg-decoration and egg-stuffing party. Eas-ter Egg Hunt March 31; 12:30-3 p.m.. Free, donations welcomed. 170 NW Fifth Ave. in Delray Beach. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday; Saturday by appoint-ment. Closed Sundays. Admission: $5; members are free. Call 279-8883 or visit Story Time — 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; free. Visit Fish Feedings at the Loxahatchee River Center — 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Wild & Scenic and Deep Marine Tanks, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit Beach’s Living Room Jazz Series — Presented by JAMS and The Four Seasons. $25 JAMS mem-bers/$35 non-members/$15 students. Concerts start at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. each Saturday. Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd. Tickets: 877-722-2820 or QDowntown Live — 7-10 p.m. Saturdays at Downtown at the Gardens Cen-tre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600 Sunday, March 31 QSunday Brunch and Polo — 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 are $55 to $330 for the Veuve Clicquot brunch package for two. Sunday polo tickets range from $10 general admission to $120 box seating. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 204-5687. The USPA Maserati 109th U.S. Open Polo Championship at the Interna-tional Polo Club „ Four weeks starting March 31. Celebrities include: March 31: Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Calla-way; April 7: Brooke Eden and Bo Derek; April 14: Lauren Holly; April 21: Antonio Sabato Jr., Cheryl Moana Marie, Lee Greenwood. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 204.5687.QNorth Palm Beach Public Library — Scrabble „ 1:30-4 p.m. first and third Sundays (next meeting is April 1). Library is at 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach. Free. 841-3383. Monday, April 1 QAmerican Needlepoint Guild — 10 a.m. every second and fourth Monday (next meeting is April 8), 110 Man-grove Bay Way, Jupiter. Call 747-7104 or email Bridge Games — 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednes-days, Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Light lunch and refreshments provided. $6 guests/$2. Call ahead if you need a partner; 712-5233. QZumba class — Monday 6:00pm7:00pm, Thursday 6:30pm-7:30pm, Sat-urday 9:00am-10:00am at the Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Drop-in fee, $12; resident discount, $10. Call 630-1100 or visit QTimely Topics Discussion Group — 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays, JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Lively discussion group covers the most up-to-date topics faced by our local community.. Free/Friends of the J; $18 annual fee/guests; call 712-5233.QNorth Palm Beach Public Library — Knit & Crochet „ 1-4 p.m. each Monday. Library is at 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach. Free. 841-3383. Tuesday, April 2 QKenny B. – 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.QStayman Memorial Bridge — Supervised play sessions with Sam Brams, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Play party bridge in a friend-ly atmosphere while benefiting from expert advice; no partner necessary; coffee and light refreshments. Free/Friends of the J; $6/guests; 712-5233.QZumba Class — 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Alexanders Ballroom, 651 W. Indian-town Road, Jupiter; 747-0030.QMah Jongg & Canasta Play Sessions — 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 canasta) and level of skill. Coffee, cold beverages and a variety of goodies provided. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $5/guests; 712-5233.QRotary Club of the Northern Palm Beaches — Every Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 4431 PGA Blvd, PBG. Please contact Phil Woodall for more information at 762-4000 or email pabwoodall@bellsouth.netQZumba class — 7:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Burns Road Recreation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Drop-in fee, $12; resident discount, $10. Call 630-1100 or visit Wednesday, April 3 QBook discussion of “The Cross and the Mask,” by James D. Snyder — followed by a book signing and wine and cheese reception on April 3; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free for mem-bers and $10 for non-members. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Lighthouse Park, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupi-ter, FL, 33469. 561-747-8380 Q“Break Up Support Group” — 10 a.m. Wednesdays, various locations in Palm Beach Gardens. Sponsored by The Counseling Group, which provides free Christian counseling, classes and sup-port groups; 624-4358.QBridge Classes with Sam Brams — 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays „ JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Six-week session $72 or $15/class. Pre-registration appreciated. Call Rhonda Gordon, 712-5233.QHatchling Tales — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; Ongoing Events QPlaza Theatre — Through May 12: WaistWatchers The Musical!Ž Tickets: $45. Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 5881820 or visit COURTESY PHOTO “Jekyll & Hyde,” starring Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox, runs through March 31 at the Kravis Center.


B8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Q‘Nights at the Museum’ — The last Friday of the month 6-10 p.m. Members: Adults $5, Children: free; Non-Members: Adults $11, Children $7 (3 and under free) The South Florida Science Museum, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. 561-832-1988 or visit www.sfsm.orgQCultural Council of Palm Beach County — Through April 13: Artist as AuthorŽ, a collection of origi-nal artistic works and books by Palm Beach County artists, Manon Sander,Ž original oil paintings, and Barbara Bai-ley,Ž solo exhibition. Cultural Council headquarters, 601 Lake Ave., downtown Lake Worth. Call 471-2901 or visit Museum — Through April 21: Impressions of Interiors: Gild-ed Age Paintings by Walter Gay.Ž Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Museum is housed in Henry Fla-gler s 1902 beaux-arts mansion, Whitehall; at 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Tickets: free for members; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-17) accompanied by adult; $3 child (6-12) accompanied by adult; and free for children under 6. 655-2833.QLighthouse ArtCenter — 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’s Research Station — Loggerhead Marinelife Center program is designed to exercise childrens science skills through an experimental lab. 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; 627-8280.QNew Earth Gifts & Beads — Beading and wire wrapping classes every weekend, New Earth Gifts & Beads, Lega-cy Place, 11320 Legacy Ave., No. 120, Palm Beach Gardens. Classes $30 (including $15 for materials) All classes are prepaid. Details and to register, call 799-0177.QPalm Beach Photographic Centre — 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 or QPalm Beach Zoo — ŽWings Over WaterŽ Bird Show: 11 a.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekends. Wild Things Show.Ž: 1 p.m. weekdays; noon week-ends. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. everyday. 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tick-ets: Adults $18.95; seniors, $16.95; chil-dren 3-12, $12.95; free toddlers.533-0887 or Museum of Art — Annie Leibovitz,Ž through June 9. Rob Wynne: I Remember Ceramic Castles, Mermaids & Japanese Bridges,Ž through Oct. 6. The Middle East and the Middle Kingdom: Islamic and Chinese Artistic Exchange,Ž 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 holidays. At 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; 832-5196 or Beach Dramaworks — Exit the King;Ž „ 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. Room Cabaret — March 26-30: Ann Hampton and Liz Callaway. Tuesday-Thursday, $60 show only or $120 dinner and show. Friday-Saturday, $70 show only or $130 dinner and show. At The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Each cabaret headliner will perform 8:30 p.m. shows with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. for dinner. Call 655-5430 or visit www.thecolonypalmbeach.comQSouth Florida Science Museum — 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, ExerScience! 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturdays. One-hour Zumba class for parent, one-hour educational program for one child during workout, and admission into the museum. $85 for a four-week sessions for parent and child ($75 for members); $10 fee for each additional child; Indi-vidual fee per class is $25 for one adult and one child. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. 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 QPalm Beach State College Art Gallery — 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. April Events QArt & Wine on Osceola — a monthly art opening reception at Mol-lys House. April 4, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Com-plimentary champagne and appetizers. Meet the artists.Tickets: $2.00 or a wish list item donation. 430 SE Osceola St. Stuart. (772) 223-6659.QNew Member Mingle for the 2013-14 League Year — April 4, 6:30 … 8:30 p.m. Junior League of the Palm Beaches, 470 Columbia Drive, Building F, West Palm Beach. Contact: Katie Gamble, 459-6034,, of Loxahatchee River Meeting: Historian Richard Pro-cyk & “Seminole Battles on the Loxahatchee River” — April 5, 10 a.m. at Riverbend Park. Procyk will speak to guests then lead them a walk-ing historical tour. A light complimen-tary lunch follows. Space is limited, so please R.S.V.P. at (561) 743-7123 or email rivercenter@loxahatcheeriver.orgQYom Hashoah: Community Holocaust Rememberance Event — April 7, 11 a.m. Susan Resnick will speak about her book, You Saved Me, Too,Ž chronicling her 14-year friend-ship with holocaust survivor, Aron Lieb. All day, the names of the family mem-bers who perished in the Holocaust will be read. To include a name in the reading, the public can the temple at 561-694-2350. Temple Beth David, 4657 Hood Rd., Palm Beach Gardens. For more information, call Melissa at 561-712-5226 or www.JCConline.comQAlpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service — presents the Palm Beach premier of the film The Embrace of Aging, about the male perspective of growing old. April 8 at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m. at the agencys meeting room at the Lampert Building, 5841 Corporate Way, Suite 200, in West Palm Beach. Tickets: $18 per couple or $9 per person. Follow-ing the premiere is a Kosher dairy des-sert reception. For tickets call 713-1818 or visit www.jfcsonline.comQ“The Third Man” — April 20, 7:30 p.m. Performed at the Town of Lake Parks Mirror Ballroom at 535 Park Ave., Lake Park; presented by Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre. TIckets: $15 advance; $20 door. Call (561) 743-9955 for tickets.QFaith Lutheran Church “Spring Treasures Indoor Market” — April 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 555 U.S. Highway One, North Palm Beach.For more infor-mation email or 561-848-4737. www.faithnpb.comQRequiem by W.A. Mozart — by Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beach-es, 7 p.m. April 14, The Royal Poinciana Chapel, Palm Beach. Tickets: $20 In advance; $25 at the door. Info: Beach Opera’s 2014 International Season Chorus Auditions — April 19-20. All auditions are by appointment and applicants must complete the audition request form available at www.pbopera.orgQLighthouse Kids Explorers Club — 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 Armours 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; Discussion Group — Contemporary topics of philosophical, political, socio-economic and moral implications. 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (next meeting is April 4) in the conference of the Jupi-ter Library, 705 Military Trail; call Irene Garbo at 715-7571.QRiver Totters Arts n’ Crafts — 9 a.m., second Wednesday of each month (next session is April 10). Arts and crafts for kids. Loxahatchee River Center, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Cost $3; call 743-7123.QThe Amazing Dr. Z — Hypnotist The Great Zambini will offer an evening of comedy as he takes you on a journey to the deepest levels of your subcon-scious mind. 5 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. April 12. Dinner and show, $30; show only, $20. Free extra show special, 10 a.m. Weight Loss,Ž April 13. Its at the Amara Shrine Center, 3650 RCA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 627-2100, Ext. 201. 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Q ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Rumors of a change in the workplace could make you a mite uneasy about going ahead with implementing your ideas. Best advice: Ignore the talk and proceed as planned. Q TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Everyone has an opinion on how to han-dle a recent business suggestion. Thank them for their advice. Then go ahead and follow your own fine instincts. Q GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) While home is your main focus this week, new issues in the workplace need your attention as well. Take things step by step. Pressures ease in time for week-end fun. Q CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be less rigid when handling a relationship problem. You might believe you re in the right, but try to open your mind to the possibilities of facts youre currently not aware of. Q LEO (July 23 to August 22) Leos and Leonas run at a hectic pace through-out much of the week. But by the week-end, the Lions Dens become a purrrfect place for you Fine Felines to relax in. Q VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Change is favored early in the week. This should make it easier for you to reassess your plans for handling a troubling professional relationship. Good luck. Q LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A suggestion from a colleague could give your professional project that long-needed boost. Meanwhile, some-one close to you still needs your emo-tional support. Q SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Before complying with a colleagues request, check to see that the action benefits all, not just one per-sons agenda. Continue firming up those travel plans. Q SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your social life is on the upswing, and the only problem is decid-ing which invitations to accept. Enjoy yourself before settling down for some serious work next week. Q CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) With your creative aspects on high, you might want to restart your work on that novel or painting you put aside. Your efforts will bring a surge in your self-esteem. Q AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) While youre generous with others, be sure youre not overlooking your own needs. Take time to assess your situation and make adjustments where necessary. Q PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Being applauded for your achievement is great. But watch out that you dont start acting like a star. It could lose your valuable support with your next project. Q BORN THIS WEEK: Your strong belief in justice, along with your lead-ership qualities, help you protect the rights of others. Q 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. PUZZLES HOROSCOPES HEX NUTS By Linda Thistle + Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. + Moderate ++ Challenging +++ ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: W SEE ANSWERS, B9 W SEE ANSWERS, B9 Now Open! 3T,UCIE7"LVD0ORT3T,UCIE&,sr Chef’s Two-Course Menu$1600(PBG location only) 6 7HOLE&RIED"ELLY#LAMSs,OBSTER2OLLS )PSWITCH3TEAMERSs&ISH#HIPSs&ISH4ACOS "EST"EST#HOWDERIN4OWN B12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY


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We have over 100,000 cars and trucks available every week that you wont see anywhere. 561-632-9093 WWWAUTOMAXOFAMERICACOM NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC We supply NEW car dealerships with their USED cars by buying true off-lease vehicles. FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 B13 +++ Is it worth $15 (3D)? NoIs it worth $10? YesI ts set in prehistoric times, but that doesnt mean the characters in The CroodsŽ arent readily familiar. Over-protective father? Got it. Doting, push-over mother? Sure. Rebellious teenage girl? Wouldnt be a family movie with-out one. A hunk who threatens to steal her from daddy? Thankfully, hes a legit good guy. Dumb teenage boy? Anything for some easy laughs. Disapproving-of-everything grandmother? Its nice to know that even in the earliest days of mankind mothers-in-law tortured the poor men who married their daughters. And yet, despite the cookie-c utter, stereotypical characters and storyline that even a caveman could predict, The CroodsŽ has a fire-ready warmth and charm that works. The reason: Genre movies are only as good as the original-ity of the filmmakers, and this family-friendly animated comedy has exciting action and plenty of good jokes for kids of all ages to enjoy. Grug (Nicolas Cage) is a loving father who believes the best way to protect his family is for everyone to be afraid of everything all the time. This especially grates his daughter Eep (Emma Stone), whos compulsively drawn to bright-ness. Accordingly, one night she escapes her familys cave to track a mysterious light, which leads her to nice guy Guy (Ryan Reynolds), who warns of danger in the area. Indeed, the continents are shifting, but wife/mother Ugga (Catherine Keen-er), baby sister Sandy (Randy Thom), Gran (Cloris Leachman) and son/broth-er Thunk (Clark Duke) are so used to listening to Grug that they literally cant see the light. That is, until their cave is destroyed and they have no choice, at which point they set off on a grand adventure into unknown territory seek-ing a new home. Along the way they encounter scores of creatures, some creepy/scary, some loving/cute, as well as fire and „ sniffle „ themselves. Writer/directors Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders story is 100 percent predictable, but enjoyment for The CroodsŽ comes from the familys jour-ney, which is notably modern and rec-ognizable. Yes, this is ancient comedic territory, but its amusing to see Nean-derthals bicker on a road trip and take snap shotŽ photographs thatll last a lifetime. To this end, the film is very accessible and clean, wholesome fun for the entire family. Better, the animation is solid. The 3D is nice but not essential, as the picture is bright and rich but doesnt necessarily require added depth. The action scenes, though crisp and clear and striking, are not the type that lose appeal without the added dimension. Only some sequenc-es, such as Eep climbing a cliff or one of the many times Grug is shot into the air, benefit from the 3D, and theyre not impressive enough alone to warrant the up-charge. There are some deeper themes also in play in The CroodsŽ (Biblical refer-ences, xenophobia, etc.), but its earnest heart is ultimately what shines through. And if you dont believe me, a family of five joined me for the screening „ mother, father and three kids ranging in age from 4 to 10 years young „ and they all enjoyed it as well. Q LATEST FILMS‘The Croods’ p C n o t d  dan >> Monty Python veteran John Cleese contributed to the rst few drafts of the script from 2005-07. CAPSULESpring Breakers +++ (James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens) Embracing adventure and the recklessness of youth, four young women are arrested while on spring break in Florida; theyre bailed out by a small-time rapper/gangster named Alien (Franco). No doubt its crass and vulgar, but it also offers a stylish, unique spin on the typical coming-of-age story. Rated R.The Incredible Burt Wonderstone +++ (Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi) Veteran Vegas magician Burt Won-derstone (Mr. Carell) splits with his part-ner (Mr. Buscemi) and tries to make it on his own after a new street magician (Mr. Carrey) becomes the latest fad. Some of Mr. Carreys gags are ridiculously extreme, and its a c ookie-c utter story but its also funny and charming. Rated PG-13.Dead Man Down ++ (Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard) A low-level hood (Mr. Farrell) is planning to kill his boss (Mr. Howard) when his neighbor (Ms. Rapace) complicates things. Its an interesting storyline, but far too much is held in reserve until the end „ long after weve stopped caring. Rated R. Oz The Great and Powerful +++ (James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz) A magician (Mr. Franco) is whisked away to Oz and must save the enchanted land from the wicked witch in this prequel to The Wizard of Oz.Ž The visuals are striking and the story comes together well. Its not a new classic, but its not blasphemous either. Rated PG. Q


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 ’ ’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 ! WELL GET YOU AND YOUR CAR HOME SAFE AND IN STYLE C C a a a l l W W W H Y Y Y CAB I T T ? ? s r r r r s W W W WW W W W W. W W H H Y Y C C A B B B I T .N N N E E ET T T T I I I [ h h h l l d d d ] ] ] F F F W W b b c c c 8 8 [ [ [ W Y Y ^ ^ ^ ^ 9 e e e e k d j o š M M M 9 9 9 9 ? 0 + + + , # ) ) ) & # ) ) ) ' ' ' C AB ? B14 WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Lighthouse ArtCenter announces staff changes SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Lighthouse ArtCenter announced three changes in staffing. Assistant Curator Barbra Broidy has been promoted to curator and assistant to the director. Sarah Nastri, who previ-ously has been an instructor, has been hired as the data and media coordinator. Longstanding staff member and instruc-tor Cara McKinley has been promoted to School of Art manager. Starting out at Lighthouse ArtCenter in February 2010 as an intern, Ms. Broidy has been a strong driving force in the museum. In her ne post she man-ages all operations having to do with the numerous amount of artwork that passes through the ArtCenter. In addi-tion, she is responsible for many of the operational and procedural issues of the ArtCenter and writes grants, while sup-porting the director in many areas. Ms. Broidy attended Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where she studied graphic and industrial design and is a graduate of Long Island Univer-sity in New York with a bachelor of fine arts in arts management. Ms. Nastri has both the creative spirit and technical know-how that was a per-fect match for the role of data and media coordinator. Born in upstate New York, she now lives in Jupiter. She earned a bachelor s degree in printmaking/drawing from the University of Central Florida, and a certificate in web design from Palm Beach State College. She first became involved with the Lighthouse ArtCen-ter by exhibiting her artwork, teaching classes and volunteering at the 125 Club. Ms. McKinley received her bachelor of fine arts from Florida Atlantic University and has been a potter and ceramic artist for nine years, also making time for paint-ing, glass blowing, and jewelry making. She gained experience teaching in the public school system and other non-profit art centers. She first joined the Lighthouse ArtCenter as an instructor, and became a staff member in 2010 as an administrative assistant at the School of Art. In addition to teaching classes, she has been promot-ed to School of Art Manager. For more information, see lighthouse or call 746-3101. Q BRIFT to perform “The Third Man” SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYActors from The Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre will present the highly atmospheric The Third Man,Ž on Saturday, April 20, in much the same way as it was presented in 1949 during the golden age of radio. Utilizing spe-cially designed props and some unusual devices for sound effects, the performers will re-enact the mystery surrounding the murder of Harry Lime, a man who was not what he appeared to be. Audience participation is part of the fun. In this Cold War spy classic written by Graham Greene, Holly Martins, an American pulp novelist, arrives in postwar Vienna only to discover that his old friend Harry has been killed in a traffic accident. The speed with which his funeral takes place raises many questions that need answering. Radio Waves will be hosted and directed by award-winning actor Gordon McCon-nell, who is an instructor at BRIFT. McCo-nnells career has taken him from Los Angeles to London to Amsterdam to New York City and, eventually to South Florida, where his performances have earned him the prestigious Carbonell Award. The play is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Seating is limited. Call 743-9955 for tickets. Advance ticket purchases are recommended. The Third ManŽ will be presented at the Town of Lake Parks Mirror Ballroom located at 535 Park Avenue, Lake Park. The Mirror Ballroom is on the National Regis-ter of Historic Places. Q BroidyMcKinleyNastri


off shopon! 1201 U.S. Hwy 1, Ste 5 | N. Palm Beach, FL May not be combined with any other offer. Valid in Tervis stores only. Code: Spring20 valid through 4/01/2013 20 Crystal Tree Center | 1201 U.S. Hwy 1, Ste 5N. Palm Beach, FL | 561.626.8324 springsip into and save TERVIS 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15Kids, can you act? Sing? Dance? Maltz Theatre wants to see SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Kids, maybe you ve seen Glee.Ž Or Americas Got TalentŽ or The Voice.Ž Now its your turn. Young performers can audition in the Maltz Jupiter Theatres fourth annual First Step to Stardom Saturday, April 27, with roles for dozens of students aged 5-18. The auditions will feature casting for four of the theaters professional productions: Annie,Ž The King and I,Ž Through the Looking Glass,Ž and Hamlet.Ž This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for kids to work with the-ater professionals and to be a part of the audition process,Ž said Andrew Kato, producing artistic director, in a prepared release. We are delighted to be inviting local families to our theater to take part in four of our shows during the 2013-14 season.Ž Auditions will be held at the Jupiter Community Center, 200 Military Trail, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 27. Participants will learn a dance routine, receive acting lessons and learn a song as part of the audition. Students are asked to wear dance clothing and dance shoes or sneakers (no sandals or open-toed shoes). Several dozen children and teens who auditioned last year performed in The Music Man,Ž Through the Looking GlassŽ and The Laramie Project.Ž It was so rewarding to see so many children perform in the theaters shows last season,Ž said Jennifer Sardone-Shiner, director of marketing. This is a wonderful way to expose local children to professional theater, and were so happy that students have the opportu-nity to be cast in four of the theaters upcoming productions next season.Ž A free optional audition workshop will be offered on Saturday, April 13, at the theater. For additional information and to register, visit Advance registration is strongly encouraged. First Step to Stardom is sponsored by John Osher and WPEC-TV, CBS12. Here is a bit more about each of the shows for which students will be auditioning: Hamlet,Ž part of the theaters Youth Artists Chair program, follows Prince Hamlets quest for truth, justice and ultimately revenge following the death of his father and a ghostly visit. Perfor-mances will take place Saturday, August 24. Through the Looking Glass,Ž part of the theaters Emerging Artist Series, is a contemporary retelling of the childrens classic, Alice in Wonderland, which comes to life with eye-popping sets, costumes, magic and puppetry. In a col-orful land where animals talk and char-acters amuse, 12-year-old Alice learns to look in the mirrorŽ and see the truly special person she is. With an exciting original pop score, this adventure is filled with fun twists the entire fam-ily will enjoy. It will be sponsored by The Elmore Family Foundation, John Osher, and The Albert E. and Birdie W. Einstein Fund. Performances will be November 15-16. Annie,Ž part of the Theaters season subscription, is a classic musical that brings Americas favorite comic-strip orphan to life. This Tony Award-winning musical is set in the Great Depression. This adventure-filled musi-cal arrives just in time for the holiday season and will delight kids of all ages. Sponsored by John MacDonald Com-pany. Performances will take place from December 3-22. The King and I,Ž part of the theaters season subscription, follows a British schoolteacher hired by the king to modernize his country …19th century Siam. This Rodgers and Hammerstein musical masterpiece is complete with opulent sets, lavish costumes and a lush score of classics including Getting to Know You,Ž Hello Young LoversŽ and many more. This Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon will be spon-sored by Joe and Kathy Savarese and Homecare America. Performances will take place from March 18-April 6, 2014. Now celebrating its 10th season, the not-for-profit Maltz Jupiter Theatre has become one of Floridas preeminent professional theaters, committed to production and education through its collaborations with local and nation-al artists. Currently the states larg-est award-winning regional theater, the theater draws over 70,000 people annu-ally, serves a subscription base of more than 7,530 and has world-class class-room facilities in support of its Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Per-forming Arts, which serves hundreds of youth and adults. The theater is a mem-ber of the prestigious League of Resi-dent Theaters and has earned numer-ous Carbonell Awards, South Floridas highest honor for artistic excellence, including the prestigious Bill Von Mau-rer Award for Theatrical Excellence in 2012. For more information about the Theaters upcoming shows and Conser-vatory, visit or call the box office at 575-2223. Other Maltz auditions set The first of the Maltz auditions for the shows in its 2013/14 season are Thursday, April 4, for Dial M For Mur-der (Oct. 27 … Nov. 10, 2013). Performers are asked to be ready to read passages from the script. They should bring a headshot and rsum. Other upcoming auditions in Jupiter include auditions for all of the other shows in the Theatres 2013/14 season, including Annie (Dec. 3 … 22), A Chorus Line (Jan. 14 … Feb. 2), Other Desert Cit-ies (Feb. 16 … March 2) and The King and I (March 18 … April 6). Between 400 and 700 people typically audition in New York for each of the Maltzs large-scale musicals, and as many as 250 people audition for its plays, the theater said in a prepared statement. But the theater gives strong consideration to local performers due to its desire to support local talent. There are also financial incentives to hiring locally, since the theater is required to offer housing to any union performer outside a 50-mile radius. All directors are present at call-backs. Q COURTESY PHOTO Youngsters at last year’s Maltz auditions.


FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Culture & Cocktails, with Gary Beach and Andrew Kato, at the Cultural Council 1 3 5 6 4 2 13 7 8 9 14 15 16 10 12 11 1 Donald Ephraim, Maxine Marks, Linda Rosenkranz and Jay Rosenkranz 2 Gary Beach and his Tony Award 3 Jackie Kato and Howard Smith 4. Milton Maltz, Tamar Maltz and Andrew Kato 5. Andrew Kato, Mary Lewis and Gary Beach 6. Lynn Brodsky, Jean Sharf and Susan Lundin 7. Phyllis Verducci, Veronica Karlan and Jeanne Kanders 8. Bonnie Roseman, Susan Lundin, Maryann Seidman 9. Sharna Striar and Stanley Stone10. Mary Cooney and Beth Casey11. Andrew Kato, Gary Beach and Roe Green12. Sheryl Wood and Lesley Hogan13. Peggy Katz, Richard Katz and Katie Deits14. Michael Barry and Janice Barry15. Virginia Mossburg and Dina Baker16. Andrew Kato, Tamar Maltz, Milton Maltz and Gary Beach COURTESY PHOTOS B16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY


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B18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYStock and home prices may be on their way up, but luckily for wine devo-t ees, its still possible to find some very good wines at prices that are down-right reasonable. Several forces drive that price stability. Shanken News Daily, the cybernews business arm for Wine Spectator, recently reported that, Price promo-tion remains necessary at all tiers.Ž Translation: While wholesale prices may be rising, wineries and distribu-tors are offsetting the increases with larger discounts to retailers to keep the prices stable. Globally the stocks are somewhat depleted, but that really hasnt affected pricing yet,Ž Chris Fehrnstrom, chief marketing officer for Constellation Brands, told Shanken. Honestly, we dont anticipate that in the $5 to $15 band there is going to be a lot of price movement over the course of the next year.Ž Another factor keeping import prices low is the economic instability in Europe, especially in Spain, where more than 6 million of its 46 million residents are unemployed, according to The Guardian online newspaper. This leads to weaker domestic demand and downward price pressure on exports to take up the drop in sales, which in turn influences the prices of all imports into this country. Finding value means getting the most bang for your buck, and there are value wines in all price segments. In the upper price categories, there is plenty of discounting going on. Wines that normally sell for $50 and more can be purchased at about $30. But most wine buyers have a price sweet spotŽ that is lower than that. Mine is $15 per bottle „ at that price I look for great values and quality; for higher priced wines, Im more cautious with my wine-buying dollars. To find attractively priced wines, consider branching out. If you typically drink chardonnay, consider trying albarino or viognier. Instead of Napa merlot or cabernet, experiment with grenache or mourvedre. Youll find some well-priced wines from the west coast as well as competitively priced Spanish wines. Dont forget to look south, too. Malbec and tor-rontes from Argentina are excellent wines and most cost less than $20. There is also a broad selection of Chilean wines available that are reasonably priced and taste great. To help you find some interesting value wines, Ive made a list of some of those Ive tried and liked of late. Q Monte Oton Garnacha Bodegas Borsao 2011 ($10): This richly colored Spanish wine has bright Garnacha aromas of ripe black fruits, as well as blueberries and plums. These are followed in the mouth with black cherry and spices, leading to a warm medium-length finish. Q Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel 2010 ($12): This California wine offers lively raspberry aroma, leading into a palate mixed with blackberries and a touch of spice. The oak aging smoothes the full-bodied tannin structure into a long, lingering finish. Q Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 ($14): A choice Washington selection, this dark rich Cabernet opens with a blackberry and blueberry bouquet. On the palate, its medium bodied, well balanced and smooth. The flavor is fruit in the front of the palate, full of blueberry and cherry with some mild oak. The modest tannins lead to a dry smooth finish. Q Cono Sur Organic Sauvignon Blanc 2011 ($12) Starts with aromas of stone, pear and green pepper, and is limey on the palate as well, with slight acid tinge on its refreshing dry finish. This good value Chilean wine will go well with seafood. Q Dry Creek Fum Blanc 2011 Sonoma County ($13): The initial aromas are a little grassy, with lime, citrus, and white pepper. The palate is well structured with refreshing citrus and mineral notes, Granny Smith apple and a little zippy acid on the linger-ing finish. Q Kung Fu Girl Riesling Charles Smith Columbia Valley 2011 ($13): Dont let the name put you off. This Washington state wine is from the Evergreen Vineyard in the Columbia Valley, and starts with juicy lime and stone fruit aromas and flavors, leading to a well-framed min-eral finish. Q Pine Ridge Chenin BlancViognier 2012 ($12): The 2012 vintage of this interesting blend fills the nose with a bouquet of light floral, juicy melon and peach notes that lead to grapefruit and a touch of pineapple, ending with a pear note. The lively fruit flavors linger through the clean and slightly off-dry finish. Q Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec 2009 ($15) Fresh aromas of jam and ripened plums lead to a mouthful of dried cherries and fresh berry fruit. Lush in the mouth with herbs and minerals on the medium fin-ish. Q COURTESY PHOTO Kung Fu Girl Riesling Charles Smith Columbia Valley 2011 is a comparative bargain at about $13 a bottle.There’s plenty of great-tasting wine for $15 – or less VINO i m B  p jim COURTESY PHOTODry Creek Fum Blanc 2011 Sonoma County is available for around $13 a bottle.Hanging Out With...Jesse FurmanHot spots where cultural leaders cool their heels Entertaining is in Jesse Furmans blood. Mr. Furman, who is managing director at Atlantic Theater and a teacher at the Atlantic Arts Academy and St. Marks School, also performs comedy as part of the Jove Comedy Experience and has started a radio show called The Shed,Ž which airs at 8 p.m. Thurs-days on WJTW-FM 100.3 (those out-side the small stations range can listen at On his new show, Mr. Furman and his pals Kevin Sinicki and Jason Probel and Mike Donovan discuss a range of topics. We grew up together, three buddies. We rode the elementary school bus together,Ž Mr. Furman said. Thursday night was guys night and we would go to Chilis and have chips and queso. We were sitting around one night and said it would be really cool to do on the radio.Ž As luck would have it a friend from WJTW happened to stop in at Chilis (65 U.S. 1 N, Jupiter; 575-6900) and liked the idea. We have all kind of opinions and ideas. Its kind of like The View, but you hear it instead of see it,Ž Mr. Fur-man said. Speaking of seeing things, there are two places with a view that he likes to take visitors. I like to take them to the Square Grouper (1111 Love St., Jupiter; 5750252 or or Sailfish Marina (98 Lake Drive, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449 or, and theyre not too touristy,Ž he said. Theres a lot of locals there, so you feel like youre not looking at something fabricated. If I wasnt at work, I think thats where Id be, with a beer in hand just kind of relaxing.Ž It helps that Mr. Furman, who lives in Palm Beach Gardens, has a history in the area. I grew up here, so I have these old haunts I went to as a kid,Ž he said. There are a couple of places in Lake Park. One is Camillis Pizza (927 Park Ave.; 844-3424). Their salad dressing is amazing,Ž he said. At one time, the walls of the place were covered with photos of local sports teams that included Mr. Furman and his pals. Those photos now fill albums. And the generations continue.Im sitting there with my mom and my wifes parents and my two kids,Ž he said, laughing. Were big fans of Prontis (1440 10th St.; 842-3457). Its great and its been there a million years.Ž Theres a certain familiarity. The waitress Irene calls me meat sauce,Ž he said. They were around and they are still around and still sur-viving in a big-box world.Ž Speaking of small spots, another favorite is the Dune Dog (775 Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter; 744-6667 or Its crazy how good they do. Its a tiny little place, with decking, bench and hotdogs. That equals success,Ž he said. But he is in the entertainment business, and Jupiter is not known for its late-night hangouts. So where does he take the entertainers who play Atlantic Theater?  Too Bizaare in Jupiter (287 E. Indiantown Road, No. 2B, Jupiter; 745-6262 or is great. It has great sushi and a really eclectic vibe in there. Its almost the opposite of Square Grouper,Ž he said. Late at night youre pretty limited. Its open later and has a hip vibe to it ... Bobby Collins would like a Too Bizaare kind of vibe.Ž Q „ Scott Simmons COURTESY PHOTO Jesse Furman (third from left) appears on “The Shed” with pals (from left) Jason Probel, Mike Donovan and Kevin Sinicki.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B19The Dish: Salad with Thousand Island dressing The Place: Pr ontis Italian Kitchen, 1440 10th St., Lake Park; 842-3457 The Price: $3.75 The Details: For four decades, my cousins have made their way to Prontis. They were on to something, too.Prontis has remained a traditional red-sauce Italian place that makes visitors feel at home dining on pasta and pizzas. But dont forget your greens when you go.This small salad comes with crisp quantities of mixed greens, wedges of tomato, crinkle-cut carrots, black olives and sliced onions. And its covered with Prontis homemade Thousand Island dressing. The creamy dressing „ the Gorgonzola dressing also is to die for „ is rich, but not too rich, and filled with bits of green peppers, onion, parsley and pickle rel-ish. Owner Doug Wojciechowski says his chefs puree the ingredients until theres just a smidge of texture to them. Whatever they do, it works. Q „ Sc ott Simmons FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE As you sit at a table at Park Avenue BBQ Grille, you cant help but notice recycled beer bottles that are used as pickle dishes. These beer bottles are not only part of Dean Lavallees newest endeavor with Vermiculture, but since he details each dish, he says it is his way of being with his customers at every table. Mr. Lavallee, the owner of Park Avenue BBQ Grille, was born and raised in South Florida and attended Palm Beach State College, where he studied pre-law. Starting as a dish-washer at Lums at the age of 14, he has stayed in the restaurant business ever since. Theres a big difference between the idea of law and the practice of law,Ž he says. Being in the restaurant business allows you wear many different hats. It never gets boring and there are never two days alike.Ž Twenty-five years ago in Lake Park, Mr. Lavallee opened Park Avenue BBQ Grille, where he focused on barbecue. I tell my chefs to make the food as if their mother were coming to dinner and to cook what they know,Ž he says, referring to the promise of consistency. Mr. Lavallee has added eight more restaurants into the mix. He says, although they have expanded greatly, he is always looking for ways to make his restaurants better. Not only does Mr. Lavallee have a passion for the restaurant business, but he also has a passion for the Earth and recycling. In collabo-ration with Sublime Soil Company, a company specializing in the recycling of food waste, Mr. Lavallee is taking his casual dining farm-to-table concept to a new level. Although Park Avenue products are currently shipped from North Carolina, Mr. Lavallee is hopeful that purchasing of local products is in the companys future. Park Avenue BBQ offers anything from fritters to ribs, pulled pork sandwiches and even those pickles, called Park Avenue Hotties.Ž Our food here at Park Avenue BBQ is hearty and stunningly satisfying,Ž he says. Name: Dean Lavallee Age: 53 Original Hometown: Twin Lakes, Fla. Restaurant: Park Avenue BBQ Grille, 525 U.S. Highway One, North Palm Beach Mission: We want to improve our customers lives with high quality Barbeque. We like to go by the acronym, P.A.C.E., which stands for: professionalism, award winning, consistency, and energy level.Ž Cuisine: Barbecue restaurant Training: Dean Lavallee has been in the restaurant business since he was 14 years old. Starting as a dishwasher, he worked his way up to manager for C.A. Muer Corp. He opened his first barbecue restaurant in 1988 and has expanded to nine different locations. What is your footwear of choice in the kitchen? I am a Croc wearer, but the newer version that looks more like a boat shoe! They are very comfortable. It would be really hard to get me back into real shoes again.Ž What is your guilty culinary pleasure? I love bacon!Ž What advice would you give someone who wants to be in the restaurant business? You have to be passionate. There are so many components to the restaurant business and being happy in an inherently stressful environ-ment is important. If youre not happy or pas-sionate, it will show through your work.Ž Q In the kitchen with...DEAN LAVALLEE, Park Avenue BBQ Grille BY LOREN GUTENTAGlgutentag@floridaweekly.comTHE DISH Highlights from local menus Dominique Demarville, chef de caves at Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin will attend a dinner and Champagne event April 4 at City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill. Mr. Demarville became Veuve Clicquots 10th cellar master in 2009, where he continues the 240-year-old Champagne houses legacy. He is perhaps one of the most influential men in Champagne. Menu highlights include: sea scallops with warm black truffle vinaigrette; roasted asparagus and morel salad; torchon of foie gras and braised oxtail ravioli. The evening will include tastings of Veuve Clicquot Gold Label, Rare Vintage, 1993 and Veuve Clicquot Vintage Rose, 2004, among others. Space is limited to 30 seats; RSVP is required in advance. It begins at 6 p.m. April 4 at City Cellar, CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Cost is $225 per person, all inclusive. RSVP at 366-0071. Cooking demonstration dinners: Chef Lenore Pinello is offering a variety of cooking demonstration classes over the next month at In The Kitchen in Tequesta. Participants will dine on the complete meal and take recipes home for every dish. These enter-taining evenings are BYOB, so bring a favorite wine or adult beverage to com-plement dinner. Here is a schedule:QFabulous Florida Fish „ 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. March 28. Conch Fritters, Tuna Roll, Avocado Citrus Salad, Pan Seared Local Catch, Blood Orange Mojo, Root Veggie Mash, Sauted Greens, Key Lime Tart, Coconut Crumble. Cost: $75 per person.QNapa Valley Spring „ 6:30 p.m. April 4. Artichoke Heart Oreganata with Watercress Cit-rus Salad, Pan Fried B utt ermilk Chicken Breast, Spring Peas and Asparagus with Creamy Polenta, Lemon Meringue Tart; $75 per person.QJust Giada! „ 6:30 p.m. April 11. Pasta with Asparagus and Smoked Mozzar ella, Italian Greens and Herb Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing, Filet Mignon with Balsamic Syrup and Goat Cheese, Raspberry Tiramisu; $80 per person.Q Springtime in Capri „ 6:30 p.m. April 16. Parmesan & Sweet Pea Ravioli with Creamy Herb Sauce, Caprese Salad with Basil Oil & Balsamic Drizzle, Pan Seared Fillet of Local Fish with Artichoke Hearts & Roasted Asparagus, Limoncello Prof-iteroles with Mixed Berries; $75 per person.QMy Big Fat Greek Dinner „ 6:30 p.m. April 25. Mediterranean-Style Stuffed Focaccia, Greek Salad with Hummus, Grilled Sword Fish Kabobs with Spanikopita and Lemony Orzo, Baklava Sundae; $75 per person. In The Kitchen is at Gallery Square North, 389 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Reservations are required; 747-7117 or Easter at Vic & Angelos: For Easter Sunday, Chef Alain Zimmer will offer an array of a la carte items along with the regular a la carte menu from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 31 at Vic & Angelos in Palm Beach Gardens. Specials include mini osso bucco with herbed spaetzle, house-made Norwegian salmon gravlax, duck liver and pistachio pate, plank-cooked Florida yellowtail snapper mango-infused vinaigrette, aru-gula, walnut and sweet raisin salad, Maple Leaf Farms duck agnolotti and surf and turf. Vic & Angelos is at PGA Commons, at 4520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 630-9899 or Bottle battle at tiki bar: Cranes BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar plans to host its first Tiki Bar Battle of the Bottles next month. The wine and food-filled event will be held 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m. April 12 at Cranes, 82 Gleason St. in Delray Beach, one block south of Atlantic Avenue and one block west of the Atlantic Ocean. Our first Tiki Bar Battle of the Bottles is perfect for young professionals, event planners and fun-loving oenophiles who want to sample 10 delicious wines from three dif-ferent California-based vintners: Cupcake Vineyards, Layer Cake Wines and Cake-bread Cellars,Ž Cranes general manager, Cathy Balestriere, said in a statement. Admission is $20 per person (must be 21 or older). Each participant will receive a punch card that will cover one wine sample of each of the 10 wines, plus one bonus shot „ 11 different wine samples for each person. All of the sample wines will be available for purchase by the glass at half-price during the event. For information, see RSVP at Q City Cellar to host Veuve Clicquot eventLAVALLEE SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO FLORIDA WEEKLY REACHING NORTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTYÂ’S MOST SOPHISTICATED READERSFlorida WeeklyÂ’s monthly guide to Looking, Feeling and Living Better living healthyMARCH 2013 INSIDE: Transitional care eases burdens / C2 Radiation therapy and colorectal cancer / C3 Best treatment for cataracts / C4 Exercise smarter, not harder / C5 COLON HEALTHSAFEGUARDING YOUR The Center for Excellence in Digestive Health at Jupiter Medical Center is dedicated to the prevention, early detection and treatment of diseases of the digestive system. Colon health is one of our top priorities. Did you know that colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. for both men and women? The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 140,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancer will be diagnosed in 2013. The incidence of colorectal cancer has been declining for most of the past 20 years, which is largely attributed to an increase in screening for this disease. In addition to screening there are things you can do to reduce your risk of developing this disease, including: maintaining a healthy weight, increasing your physical activity, keep-ing your diet low in red or processed meat, limiting your alcohol consumption, eating more fruits and vegetables and not smoking. These lifestyle changes can reduce your risk of developing many other diseases as well. There are risk factors that you cannot change, but should be aware of, including: personal or family history of colorectal cancer and/or polyps, personal history of chronic inflam-matory bowel disease, and certain inherited conditions (such as Lynch syndrome, also known as hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer), and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). SEE HEALTH, C10 X BY CHESTER MAXSON, M.D.Board Certified, Gastroenterology; Medical Director, Center for Excellence in Digestive Health at Jupiter Medical Center, 1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy, Jupiter, (561) 263-4445


Elizabeth Schwartz DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS ST. JOSEPH’S ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE (561) Transitional care eases burden of re-admissions to hospitals I ts a busy Friday night in the emer-gency room of a local hospital. An 87-year-old patient with congestive heart failure comes in not feeling well because she forgot to take her medicine. Doctors stabilize her and send her home. Twelve hours later, she returns to the emergency room because she forgot to take her medi-cine again. Its an all too common scenario caused by a rapidly aging senior population who often dont have medication management or regular medical oversight of their condition on a rou-tine basis. This cycle repeats and plays out all of the time,Ž says Sherrian Daley, R.N., resident care director of St. Josephs of Jupiter Assisted Living and Memory Care Community. Non-compliance can be a contributing factor for hospital re-admission for many seniors.Ž With recent cutbacks to Medicare, returning patients can cost hospitals hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many times, seniors return weeks or even days later because of lack of follow-up care or access to needed services like short-term rehabilitation or skilled nursing. There is a definite gap in services for these patients,Ž says Daley. There is no short-term fix or place for them to go for intermediate medication management or clinical oversight when they dont qualify for a long-term hospital stay.Ž One possible alternative to help is a respite stay program that can provide the short-term services seniors need before returning home. St. Josephs Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Jupiter offers a program called Tran-sitional Living Care (TLC) designed to offer a 14to 30-day stay in a safe and social setting with clinical and medical oversight. TLC is for emergency room patients who are not admitted and do not qualify for Medicare skilled nursing care. It can also help seniors who are at-risk to return home due to absence of a care-giver, need for medication management or other safety concerns, or patients who are caregivers and need respite for themselves or a family member. St. Josephs of Jupiters TLC program provides relief to hospital re-admissions and can give families of these patients peace of mind knowing their loved one is well cared for before returning home,Ž said Tish MacDonald, L.P.N., assistant resident care director of St. Josephs. The program is for patients with a wide range of medical complications from con-gestive heart failure and dehydration to diabetes and Alzheimers disease. Services include medication management, rehabilitation services, diabetic management program, geriatric consult-ing and physician services, fall preven-tion, hospice and home health, ambula-tion, transferring assistance and fall-risk assessment. St. Josephs of Jupiter provides an elegant and affordable lifestyle enriched with amenities that enhance care, comfort and wellness as well as an affiliation with Jupiter Medical Center and a relationship with nation-ally recognized dementia care special-ist, Teepa Snow, to provide ongoing dementia care training. Q COURTESY PHOTO Setting the Gold Standard in cardiac care HOPEOPTIMISMEXCITINGINNOVATIVESUCCESSFULADVANCED REDUCEDRECOVERYTIMETECHNOLOGYOUTCOMESINNOVATIVELIFE SAVINGLIFESAVINGHOPEINSPIRATIONMINIMALLYINVASIVEREVOLUTIONARYBELIEFRENEWALOPTIMISMCONFIDENCERENEWALRENEWALCOURAGECOURAGEEXCITINGEXCITINGLIFE SAVINGSUCCESSNEWNEWHOPE COURAGE This revolutionary new heart procedure is an advanced minimally invasive treatment option for pa tients suering from severe aortic stenosis. Severe aortic stenosis is a very serious heart condition. For some patients, traditional treatments such as open-heart surgery may not be an option. However, there is new hope with the TAVR procedure. TAVR has already helped thousands of patients with aortic stenosis return to the things they enjoy in life. We invite you to learn more and receive a screening to see if you may be a candidate for the TAVR procedure. Please call our patient navigator at 561.799.5417 or visit for more information. TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT (TAVR) at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. The Valve Clinic at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center ',œ>`U*>“i>V…>`iUL}“VVœ“ C2 healthy living MARCH 2013 ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


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 DR. MICHAEL PAPA Chiropractor/Clinic Director DR. BRUCE GOLDBERGChiropractor, Acupuncture GIFT CERTIFIC A TECOMPLIMENTARY CHIROPRAC TIC EXAMINATION & CONSUL TATION T his cer ti ca te applies to consulta tion and e xamina tion and must be presen ted on the da te of the rst visit. T his c er ti ca te will also c ov er a prevention evaluation for Medicare r ecipien ts T he patient and an y other person r esponsible for payment has the righ t to r efuse to pay, canc el payment or be r eimbursed for an y other ser vice examina tion or treatmen t tha t is performed as a r esult of and within 72 hours of responding to the adv ertisemen t for the free, disc oun ted fee or reduc ed fee ser vice e xamination or treatment. Expir es 4/11/2013. $150VALU E $150VALU E Just read what one of our patients has to say about us... Why I drive past 32 other chiropractors to visit Dr. Papa In just two weeks worth of sessions at Dr. Papas office, my lower back pain (caused by a herniated disc in my lower back) barely registers anymore. Better yet, Im more mobile. I dont have to stretch my back after every time I sit in a chair. It is easier for me to pick objects up off the floor. I even surfed a few days last week without a hitch (no pain the next day too!) I believe Dr. Papa was able to provide these quick results because: 1) He took the time and effort to listen to me explain exactly how I injured myself. 2) He properly diagnosed the problem. 3) He prescribed the right treatment. Could the 32 other chiropractors I drive by every time I visit Dr. Papas office have gotten the same results? Possibly. Would I take a chance with them after seeing what Dr. Papa has achieved? Not in a million years.Ž … Rob Gramer, Engineer, Jupiter, FL FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MARCH 28-APRIL 3, 2013 C3 C olorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States in both men and women, with more than 143,000 new cases predicted for 2012. The term colorectalŽ actually com-prises two different entities that are often treated very differently. They behave dif-ferently, having different pat-terns of spread and a different prognosis for each stage at presentation. In particular, radiation therapy frequently plays a major role in the treatment of rectal cancer, both in terms of increasing sur-vival rates and improving the quality of life of our patients through preservation of the anal sphincter, thereby eliminat-ing the need for a permanent colostomy (a bag attached to the front of the abdo-men to collect the feces). Modern cancer treatment often involves what we call multi-disciplinary care,Ž whereby multiple specialists such as sur-geons, medical oncologists (chemothera-py specialists), and radiation oncologists work together to maximize the chances for success by combining our particular areas of expertise. Rectal cancer is an excellent example of this process. The rectum is defined as the last portion of the large intestine, the portion of the bowel extending from the sigmoid colon to the anal canal. Its major func-tion is to store the stool prior to elimi-nation, and the muscle that controls this process is called the anal sphincter. The type of surgery that is necessary for the removal of a cancer arising in this region is very much dependent upon the exact location of the tumor „ the closer it is to the critical anal sphincter (a low rectal cancer), the more likely it is that an APR (abdomi-noperineal resection) will be required which involves a permanent colostomy. If the tumor is located far enough away from the anal sphincter (an upper or mid-rectal cancer), then a different sur-gical procedure called an LAR (low anterior resection) is feasible and will avoid the need for the colostomy as the sphincter is preserved. Many cases are borderline,Ž that is, the cancer is just a little too close for comfort to spare the sphincter but, with a little shrink-age, it might just make the cut.Ž That is where radiation therapy, with the help of concurrent sensitizingŽ chemo-therapy, comes in. Pre-operative radiation therapy, with help from sensitizing chemotherapy (often with a well-known drug called 5-FU, or sometimes with an oral ver-sion known as XelodaŽ), can frequent-ly allow these borderline patients to become eligible for sphincter-saving procedures. The usual course of treat-ment lasts around four to five weeks, and is very well tolerated with only mild to moder-ate, usually temporary side effects. Using modern radia-tion therapy techniques, such as IMRT (Intensity Modu-lated Radiation Therapy) or IGRT (Image Guided Radia-tion Therapy) or both, the side effects are much reduced and often eliminated com-pletely. Then, the patient is re-assessed after around four weeks or so and a decision reached as to whether the sphincter can be spared, mak-ing some fortunate patients (and their treating physicians like me) very happy indeed. For other patients with rectal cancer, surgery can be performed immediately after diagnosis and then post-operative radiation therapy and chemotherapy may be utilized to increase the chances for long-term survival and cure. Once again, modern treatment techniques such as IMRT help to make the course of radiation therapy much more toler-able and with a greatly reduced risk of complications. The major factors determining whether radiation therapy is needed are the depth of penetration of the tumor into the wall of the rectum and if the cancer has spread into the regional lymph nodes. These factors are expressed in the term staging,Ž usually using the TNMŽ system, which stands for Tumor, Nodes, and Metasta-sis. Patients, based upon the findings at the time of surgery, are given a stag-ing designation, such as T2 N1 M0 for example, which helps to define the best treatment for that patient afterwards. All patients should be appropriately staged, and you, as a colorectal cancer patient, should know your own stage. Stages are often also grouped together into simpler categories, such as Stage I, Stage II, Stage III, or Stage IV to make it easier to report on treatment results. With the appropriate use of post-oper-ative radiation therapy, clinical research studies have consistently demonstrated improved rates of local and regional control of disease in the pelvis as well as survival. Much is known about rectal cancer, but clinical trials continue in order to improve upon these already favorable outcomes for many patients. Survival is extremely important, but so is quality of life, and anal sphincter preservation is an excellent example of how modern cancer treatment can offer optimal func-tion and cure at the same time. Make sure that you receive the best treatment possible the first time around, as recur-rences are often more difficult to treat and cure. Seek out the best physicians and facilities with the most modern, up-to-date equipment and staff to give you the best chance to save your life and your sphincter.Ž Q Saving lives, saving sphincters: The role of modern radiation therapy in rectal cancer Dr. Jerome Spunberg M.D., FACR, FACROwww.sfrollc.com877-930-7376 SOUTH FLORIDA RADIATION ONCOLOGYCOURTESY PHOTO


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) C4 healthy living MARCH 2013 ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Q uestion: What is a cataract? Answer: Normal vision requires the natural focusing abilities of the human crystalline lens to focus light on the retina. A cataract is the natural clouding of that lens. The most common cause of a cataract is age related, usually starting after age 60, but sometimes they can begin at a younger age. The human crystalline lens inside the eye is made mostly of water and protein. The protein is arranged to let light pass through and focus on the retina. However, sometimes the protein clumps together, clouding small areas of the lens which blocks light from reach-ing the retina and interferes with vision. The cloudiness of your lens may affect only a small part of the lens but, over time, it may grow larger, making it harder to see. Because less light is able to reach the retina, your vision may become dull and blurry. Symptoms of a cataract include painless blurring of vision; sensitivity to light and glare, or a halo around lights; poor night vision; frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription; needing bright light to read; changes in the way you see colors or colors seem faded; and loss of contrast. Once a cataract has formed, the most effective way to resolve vision is to surgically remove the cloudy cataract and replace it with a clear lens implant. These clear lenses inserted at the time of surgery are called intraocular lenses (IOL). Dr. Benaim s technique for cataract/implant surgery uses no needles or stitches, has a microscopic incision and takes about 10 minutes. To learn more, visit us at, or to schedule an appointment call 561-747-7777. Email Dr. Benaim at with your eye care questions. Q … Dr. Monroe Benaim is an Ophthalmologist board certified by both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Eye Surgeons. He has lived in Jupiter for over 20 years. Dr. Benaim is a graduate of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), and he completed his Eye Surgery training at the University of Texas/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Dr. Benaim is sincerely committed to providing patients with the highest level of vision and healthcare possible.Diagnosing and treating a cataract Dr. Monroe BenaimBoard Certified 747-7777 FLORIDA EYE GROUPCOURTESY PHOTO


Located in Jupiter Outpatient Center 2055 Military Trail Ste. 307 Jupiter, FL 33458 561.747.7777 Your most TRUSTED NAMES in E YE C ARE Comprehensive Eye Exams Cataract Surgery Clear Lens Exchange Advanced Technology Lens Implants follow us on watch us on Monroe Benaim, MD Alan Shuster, MD ‹9L:;69TM ‹*Y`Z[HSLUZTM‹;LJUPZ4\S[PMVJHSTM ‹(JY`:VM;VYPJTM FLORIDA WEEKLY MARCH 2013 C5 W e all want to get the most out of the time we spend exercising, and its natural to think that exercising harder is going to provide a bigger, faster payoff. But exercising harder without adequate preparation often leads to injury. Then theres recovery time, possi-bly the need for rehabilitation, and ultimately youre back at the beginning in terms of fit-ness, strength, and endurance. Injuries are to be avoided, if at all possible. The best way to avoid injury is to exercise smarter. Exercising smarter is also the best way to achieve continual, progressive gains in fitness, health, and well-being. Exercising smarter means doing what youre capable of doing, and then doing a little bit more. For example, if youre a runner and typically run three miles a day, three times a week, it wouldnt be smart to do an eight-mile run the next time you go out. T he likely outcome would be a strained muscle, shin splints, or worse. If you lift weights and typical-ly bench press 100 pounds, it wouldnt be smart to find out what it feels like to bench press 150 pounds. What it could feel like is a back, neck, or shoulder injury. In either scenario, the price paid for attempting to train harderŽ is at least two weeks of down time, possibly much longer, while you recover from your injury. Of course, weve all made mistakes and sometimes training inju-ries just happen, but tempting fate by doing too much is not, in fact, smart.Ž The goal with any type of exercise is to progress gradually over time. For example, if youre 60 years old and havent exercised for many years, a walking program is a good way to begin. On your first day, walk at a comfort-able, steady pace for 10 minutes. That may not feel like much, but you will be increasing your total time over the next four to six weeks. The next day, add a couple of minutes. As long as youre continuing to feel good, add a couple of minutes on every second day or so, building up consistently to a total of 30 minutes per day. At this point, youre walk-ing 30 minutes per day, five times per week. Next, every second day or so, increase your pace by a bit. Dont increase your pace if you feel uncomfortable or feel as if youre working too hard. Be in tune with what youre doing. After four to six weeks of gradually increas-ing your pace, youll probably be able to walk 30 minutes per day, five days a week, at a nice brisk pace. You may also notice that youve lost some weight, you feel more flexible, youre standing more upright, your skin has a nice, healthy glow, and youre sleeping more soundly and more restfully. Use the same gradual approach with strength training. Start with lighter weights, not heavier weights, than you think you can use. With lighter weights, you can build up your strength over time. With weights that are too heavy, theres always the danger of incurring an injury that will set you back and interfere with your training. Exercis-ing smarter leads to consistent gains in strength, muscle mass, ability to do physical work, and overall health. Its natural to want to exercise harder. But exercising smarter is the way to go for long-term benefit without the danger of time-wasting injuries. Exer-cising smarter is the effective way to maximize the value of our investment in physical fitness. Q Sources: Braham R, et al: Can we teach moderate intensity activity? Adult perception of moderate intensity walking. J Sci Med Sport 15(4):322-326, 2012 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Vital signs: walking among adults United States, 2005 and 2010. MMWR Morbid Mortal Wkly Rep 61:595-601, 2012 Exercise training and impaired glucose tolerance in obese humans. McNeilly AM, et al: J Sports Sci 30(8):725-732, 2012The best way to exercise is smarter, not harder Dr. Michael PapaCHIROPRACTOR(561) COURTESY PHOTO




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C8 MARCH 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY T here are many myths and misconceptions that surround yoga, that make even the brave hearted potential yogi timid in trying this form of exercise. The following list helps to debunk the mystery behind the yoga doors for those who are yet to try it. Myth #1: Yoga is only for flexible and double-jointed people. Yoga is for everyone! And I mean everyone! All ages, sizes, ability, and yes flexibil-ity levels. If we all waited until we were flexible, then we would have a bunch of empty yoga studios worldwide. Yoga can be tailored to your individual needs and it doesn t require you to turn into a pretzel to enjoy all the benefits of yoga. Although gaining flexibility, especially with the increased temperature offered in hot yoga, is cer-tainly one of the added benefits. Myth #2: Yoga is a too easy (or too difficult) The practice of yoga can be as physically challenging or as restorative as anyone wants. It depends on the style of yoga as well as the teacher and practi-tioner. All classes at Bodhi Hot Yoga are all levels which allow teachers to teach to the first level pose and then give options for those that want to advance it. It is up to you as to what level that day you are up for. Myth #3: Yoga is all about burning incense and chilling out. The only burning at Bodhi Hot Yoga we do is calories and sweat. Each class is set to fun popular music and is meant to be energetic, fun and a good workout. Classes start by setting an intention and then finish with 15-20 minutes of floor work and final relaxation. Complete full body workout for the body and soul. Myth #4: You can practice once a month and achieve good results. Yoga is called a practiceŽ because it takes just that. It takes time to build strength, flexibility and balance and just like most activities, the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. Each 90-minute class allows for the perfect balance of mind and body transforma-tion. Myth #5: Yoga is only for women.While it may seem like more women gravitate towards yoga, the fact is that yoga is for both women and men who crave increased physical and mental well being. Just look at all the pro athletes that have taken up yoga to supplement their mainstream workouts and aid performance. Yoga has a whole range of exercises that help strengthen your chest, back, stomach, arm and leg muscles. Take a look at advanced practi-tioners, including males; their muscular strength and development may surprise you. So what are you waiting for? Grab your mat, your towel, and some water and get ready to sweat! See you on the mat!„ For more information on Hot Vinyasa yoga as well as local class times visit Bodhi Hot Yoga at 9920 Alt A1A, Suite 801, Palm Beach Gardens, 33410, 561-835-1577, www.BodhiHotYoga.comConfessions of a Sweaty Yogi: Yoga Debunked Jennifer MartinBODHI HOT YOGA 9920 ALT A1A, SUITE 801 PALM BEACH GARDENS(561) COURTESY PHOTO Experience Life at Only the best will do for your loved one. At St. Joseph’s, we understand the needs of seniors a nd have been providing superior senior living in Jupiter for many years. Our staff is comprised of only the most dedicated licensed nurses and dementia FDUHVSHFLDOLVWVVRWKDWRXUUHVLGHQWVEHQHWIURPWKHFRPIRUWVRIKRPH and you have the peace of mind you deserve. Spring into Savings!Move in now through April 26, 2013 and receive 1 month FREE To learn more call Katy Kelley at 561-747-1135*Limited number of apartments available for special offer. Free month given after 90 days of move in. Please RSVP by calling 561-747-1135 or email to In partnership with and providing on-site rehabilitation services by Jupiter Medical Cen ter St. Josephs of Jupiter____________________________ 350 Bush Road, Jupiter, FL 33458 Assisted Living Facility #10963 The Walk to END Alzheimers 2013 St. Josephs is participating in the Walk to END Alzheimers 2013! Join the residents, families and staff of St. Josephs as we participate in the nations largest event to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimers care, support and research. The walk will be Saturday, November 2nd, at the Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach. We are on the MOVE to end Alzheimers! Join us at St. Joseph’s for our SPRING PICNIC Bring the Whole Family!Saturday, April 20th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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The Get In Shape for Women studio at Midtown in Palm Beach Gardens offers a step-by-step program to transform your body effectively, with one of the most efficient programs in South Florida. Get In Shape For Women s program offers small-group personal training for women. A per-sonal trainer works with one to no more than four women at a time in a private, upscale studio for as little as $19 a ses-sion. Each training session consists of 30 minutes of weight training, 30 minutes of cardio and nutrition coaching, for a balanced fitness program that produces amazing results. Its a unique four-part program. No fad diets or diet pills. Accountability is one of the aspects that separates this program from other group-training programs. At Get In Shape For Women, you are held account-able to the system of weight training, cardio and nutrition. Trainers first help you set an achievable goal, and then hold you accountable for reaching it by having you weigh in weekly and record your body-fat percentage once a month to make sure you hit your goal. The unique weight-training program is one of most popular reasons women join this studio. Weight training plays a vital role in body transformation, injury prevention and overall health and well-being. Weight training increases muscle tone, which increases resting metabo-lism. For example, if you increase your muscle tone by just five pounds, you will increase your resting metabolism by approximately 200 calories per day (1,400 calories per week). You also will burn approximately 200 calories during your weight-training workout. Weight training three times per week will yield an additional 600 calories burned. In total, you can burn approximately 2,000 calories per week from weight training and its metabolic response. Weight training is also important to help decrease the risk of osteoporosis and certain injuries related to a loss of muscle strength, poor posture and muscle imbalances. At Get In Shape For Women, 30 minutes of weight training is followed by 30 minutes of cardiovascular training. The workouts can be customized to ability. All exercises are done under the direct supervision of a certified personal trainer. These exercises include free weights, Life Fitness weight machines, lunges, squats, core training, pushes and pulls that work every muscle in your body for optimal results. Losing weight is the primary reason consumers seek personal trainers. Nutri-tion and eating habits are a common topic throughout the Get In Shape For Women facility. The program offers a six-day-a-week nutrition program that includes six small meals a day. By eating six small and fre-quent high-quality meals (consisting of fruits and vegetables, high quality lean protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats and eight to 10 glasses of water), per day, clients decrease their daily caloric consumption by approximately 500 calo-ries, or 3,500 calories per week. One pound of fat equals approximately 3,500 calories, which means that coupled with a weight training and car-dio training program, the program can yield close to two pounds of body-fat lost per week. This is not a quick fix or temporary weight loss. The Get in Shape for Women studios in Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton are part of one of the fastest growing health chains in the last 10 years. The first studios opened more than six years ago in Boston, and there are now 97 stu-dios. Since each member gets her own permanent training time, some studios have a wait of more than a year to join. Both studios in Florida are less than 2 years old, so there is still space avail-able. 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