FOSTER KIDS HAVE THEIR FEELINGS, NOT THEIR FAMILIES. They remember compliments. They follow politics. Their wallets are fat with business cards. Foster kids move from home to home, forever adjusting, trying to feel like they belong, but careful not to get too comfortable before their case man-ager calls. When they m ove, they juggle heavy questions: ÂWhy donÂt you like me?ÂŽ ÂWhy canÂt I stay?ÂŽ Foster kids are patient. They are hopeful. They are lonely. They are scared. When they turn 18, they age out of the child welfare system. Many of them do not know how to drive. They must have WHERE TO? Foster children aging out of care at the age of 18 have few options. This could change. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYBY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@Â” oridaweekly.com SEE FOSTER,A8 X BY THE NUMBERS percent of former foster kids who will be homeless within one year percent of foster kids who have been victims of domestic violence percent of FloridaÂ’s foster kids who do not graduate high school foster care boys who end up in prisonfoster care girls who end up in prison V Brandon Jennings, who has been in 10-15 foster homes, Â“aged outÂ” of care last May when he turned 18. He wants to prove the numbers wrong. Â“WeÂ’re not the homeless people you step over,Â” he says of foster kids.The 2nd Annual Jupiter Seafood Festival returns to Abacoa Town Center April 6 and 7, offering two days of fresh seafood, live entertainment, nautical vendors and kidsÂ rides. Taste conch salad, fresh oysters, seafood paella and fish tacos. For the young-sters there will be rides, games, arts and crafts and BlackbeardÂs Pirate Ship. Kicking off the festivities on April 6 at 11 a.m. is Moska Project, a mix of funk, rock and reggae tunes. Bring your appe-tite at 5 p.m. to watch ÂThe Sauce Boss,ÂŽ Bill Wharton, cook up some of his famous seafood gumbo while soul shouting his favorite blues and rock music. At 8 p.m. The Marshall Tucker Band will take cen-ter stage for some good olÂ southern rock and country tunes. Admission is $10. Kids 12 and under get in free. Hours are 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Some of the proceeds benefit the CCA, Coastal Conservation Association, a non-profit organization that advises and educates the public on conservation of marine resources. Call 847-2090 or see jupiterseafoodfestival.net. Q Ahoy! Fresh seafood, great music and nautical wares on tap at AbacoaÂ’s fest Call 561.625.5070 for a physician referral Using the boxA number of things can impact your cat using his litter box. 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 A7HEALTHY LIVING A16BUSINESS A19 SOCIETY A20-23REAL ESTATE A24ARTS B1SANDY DAYS B2 EVENTS B6-8PUZZLES B10FILM B14CUISINE B23 www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 Vol. III, No. 26 Â FREE Networking photosSee who was out and about in Palm Beach County. A20-23 X Watch ChinaInvestors should pay attention to the Chinese economy. A18 XWhat was old, is newThe Society of the Four Arts opens a 20,000-square-foot space. B1 X SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
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 AmericaÂs 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 pbgmc.com A2 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYWell, IÂll be darned. There really is a Rip Van Winkle. The problem is, I canÂt figure out whether his alias is U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, or U.S. Rep. Trey Radel (District 19), or Collier County Commission Chairwoman Georgia Hiller, or Lee County Commission Chair-man Cecil Pendergrass, or any of the elected officials sleeping on those commissions. Oh, and he might be one of the Sunshine StateÂs 67 elected sheriffs, too Â„ say, Ric Bradshaw in Palm Beach, or Bill Prummell in Charlotte.Take your pick. Maybe itÂs the Sunshine State water. Or maybe itÂs the little brown jug. In the case of Sen. Rubio and Rep. Radel, both have recently voted no Â„ let me repeat that word, one of Nancy ReaganÂs favorites: (Just Say) NO Â„ when asked to support an act that would protect women from various acts of violence, ensure care for children after bad things happen to the women in their lives, provide grants to help law enforcement agencies make life a little safer for women, and so on. They probably donÂt realize (since theyÂve been sleeping for a long, long time, apparently), that violence against women, while a continuing problem at various lev-els of society, became starkly unfashionable in this country beginning roughly with the Salem witch trials. And that was in 1692-93, exactly 320 years ago. Fortunately for women and children (and for men who deem them worthy of equal treatment), the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 passed with strong bipartisan support in both the U.S. House and Senate. Somebody up there must be awake, at least. Meanwhile, in Lee County, named after the Confederate general who helped lead 258,000 Confederate soldiers to their deaths in defense of slavery and ÂstateÂs rights,ÂŽ the county commission issued this statement last week, following in the footsteps of Col-lier County, to the south, a month earlier: ÂLee County, FL (March 26, 2013) Â„ Lee County Commission Chairman, Cecil Pendergrass, brought forth a resolution for consideration in support of the Sec-ond Amendment and the right of the peo-ple to keep and bear arms. The resolution received unanimous support from the Board and will be forwarded to Governor Scott and the Southwest Florida legisla-tive delegation. Lee County joins Collier County, the City of Marco Island, and all 67 Sheriffs in Florida in support of the Second Amendment.ÂŽ I donÂt want to unnecessarily alarm these wonderful public servants who have unani-mously chosen to receive about $85,000 each year so they can lead their constitu-ents to a brighter future while snoozing peacefully in and out of commission cham-bers, but let me just shout loudly in their ears: HELLO? The Second Amendment, written primarily by James Madison, was already rati-fied Â„ that means we already voted to sup-port it, so we donÂt have to now Â„ in 1789. And 1789 for anybody whoÂs counting, was 224 years ago. Almost everybody from sea to shining sea supports the Second Amendment. We just canÂt agree on its limitations. But so what? ThatÂs life in America. If you donÂt love it Â„ this land of dissent, this kingdom of clash Â„ you can either leave it, or vote more. Or you can just go to sleep, I suppose.All of these officials seem to exist in a state of torpor so profound that physicians would probably diagnose them as coma-tose. Or maybe they were just born sleeping, unlike the rest of us who were born squab-bling over the Second Amendment and a few other small issues, such as where to find the best pizza. Maybe (perish the thought) these men and women have been sleeping for many decades now, like Rip Van Winkle once did. As you know, in the peerless Washington Irving story of the same name, old Rip, Âa simple, good-natured fellow,ÂŽ took a long walk into the ÂKaatskillÂŽ mountains one day, only to become entangled with some bushy-haired hippies playing at nine-pins. While they rolled balls that even still Âecho along the mountains like peeling thunder,ÂŽ Old Rip settled in to sample their jug, again and again. Before long, heÂd fallen into a deep sleep. On a following cheery morning he awoke, climbed to his feet, retrieve his old flintlock, and wandered stiffly back down the moun-tain into civilized society. But he recognized no one. Unbeknown to him, it was Election Day, a custom heÂd never witnessed. ÂThey crowded round him, eyeing him from head to foot with great curiosity,ÂŽ Mr. Irving writes. Â(An) orator bustled up to him, and, drawing him partly aside, inquired Âon which side he voted?Â Rip stared in vacant stupidity. Another short but busy little fel-low pulled him by the arm, and, rising on tiptoe, inquired in his ear, ÂWhether he was Federal or Democrat?Â Rip was equally at a loss to comprehend the question.ÂŽ Finally, another elderly fellow got down to brass tacks. Â(He) demanded in an austere tone, Âwhat brought him to the election with a gun on his shoulder, and a mob at his heels, and whether he meant to breed a riot in the village?Â ÂÂAlas! gentlemen,Â cried Rip, somewhat dismayed, ÂI am a poor quiet man, a native of the place, and a loyal subject of the king, God bless him!Â ÂHere a general shout burst from the bystanders Â„ ÂA tory! a tory! a spy! a refugee! hustle him! away with him!ÂÂŽ Clearly, Mr. Irving was prophetic. If these contemporary Florida politicians are com-fortable ignoring violence against women, or somehow think they have to spend valu-able time ratifying the Second Amendment, they probably figure thereÂs still a king, too. IÂll let Mr. Irving explain it to them, even though heÂs been dead now for 154 years, since 1859. ÂIt was some time before (Rip) could get into the regular track of gossip, or could be made to comprehend the strange events that had taken place during his torpor. How that there had been a revolutionary war Â„ that the country had thrown off the yoke of old England Â„ and that, instead of being a subject of his Majesty George the Third, he was now a free citizen of the United States.ÂŽ The United States: a place with equal rights and (since 1789), a Second Amendment. Already. Q COMMENTARYRip Van Winkle ( o W w U m roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
A4 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYEdie WindsorÂ’s day in court The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about same-sex marriage last week. On Tuesday, March 26, it was about the controversial California bal-lot initiative known as Prop 8, which has banned same-sex marriages in that state. The next day, the case challeng-ing the constitutionality of DOMA, the federal Defense of Marriage Act, was heard. That case is called United States v. Windsor. Edie Windsor, now 83 years old, was married to a woman, Thea Spyer. They were a couple for 44 years. Edie and Thea met in the early 1960s, in New YorkÂs Greenwich Village. They hit it off. In 1967, Thea proposed mar-riage to Edie, even though they knew it wasnÂt a possibility. The couple lived together as though they were married, buying a house together, sharing their earnings and living life. In 1975, Ms. Spyer was diagnosed with multiple scle-rosis. Edie cared for Thea as her MS progressed, causing paralysis and forc-ing her into a wheelchair. When, in 2007, doctors told Thea that she had only one year to live, she reiterated her proposal to Edie. The couple flew to Toronto, and on May 22, 2007, they were wed in a ceremony officiated by CanadaÂs first openly gay judge, Justice Harvey Brownstone. Within a year, New York state, where the couple lived, officially rec-ognized out-of-state same-sex marriag-es, although it took the state several more years to legalize such marriages performed in-state. With their Cana-dian marriage license and acceptance by New York state, one major institu-tion remained that refused to recognize their formal declaration of lifelong love and commitment: The United States government. DOMA was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, on Sept. 21, 1996. The law states, ÂIn determin-ing the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or inter-pretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word ÂmarriageÂ means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word ÂspouseÂ refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.ÂŽ DOMA passed Congress months before a national election, with solid bipartisan support. As President Clinton wrote this month in The Washington Post, however, he now opposes the law. He wrote that DOMA is Âincompatible with our Constitution. Because Section 3 of the act defines marriage as being between a man and a woman, same-sex couples who are legally married in nine states and the District of Columbia are denied the benefits of more than a thousand federal statutes and programs available to other married couples.ÂŽ Thea died Feb. 5, 2009, at the age of 77. After losing her wife, Edie suffered a heart attack. As she recovered, she learned that federal estate taxes on the value of what Thea left her would cost her $363,000, an amount that would be zero if the government recognized their marriage as legal. Edie, who has been a lesbian-rights activist for decades, decided to fight back. She sued the U.S. government. Edie prevailed in the federal district court and then in the federal appeals court. Attorney General Eric Holder announced in February 2011 that the Obama administration would not be defending DOMA in court. You would think that would be the end of it. ThatÂs where BLAG comes in, the five-mem-ber Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. Congress. The three Republi-cans Â„ House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Majority Whip Kevin McCar-thy Â„ voted to instruct the House Office of General Counsel to defend DOMA, since the Obama administration declined. The House hired the former solicitor general in the George W. Bush White House, Paul Clement, to defend DOMA. Reports are that Mr. Clement has spent $3 million in taxpayer funds to date on the case. EdieÂs case was argued on Wednesday, March 27. Outside the Supreme Court, still wearing the engagement pin given to her by Thea back in 1967, Edie said, ÂI know that the spirit of my late spouse Thea Spyer is right here watch-ing and listening.ÂŽ In an earlier profile in OUT magazine, Edie recalled, ÂThe first time we ever danced using the wheelchair Â„ I would sit in her lap in the wheelchair Â„ the song on the radio was, ÂThereÂs a place for us, thereÂs a time for us.Â I canÂt even sing it because I cry.ÂŽ The song, ÂSomewhereÂŽ from ÂWest Side Story,ÂŽ goes, ÂSomeday. ... Somewhere.WeÂll find a new way of living,WeÂll find a way of forgivingSomewhere, ThereÂs a place for us, A time and place for us.ÂŽ Thanks to Edie Windsor, the late Thea Spyer and millions of other brave souls, the time and place for marriage equality may well be here soon. Q Â„ Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Â„ Amy Goodman is the host of ÂDemocracy Now!,ÂŽ a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the co-author of ÂThe Silenced Majority,ÂŽ a New York Times best-seller. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONThe littlest perps g l 2 i o p b amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly The nationÂs elementary schools are overrun by small-minded and unreason-able people, prone to hysterics, who canÂt distinguish between make-believe and reality. They are called school administrators. In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., massacre, they have been punishing little children for making gunlike ges-tures with their fingers and other harm-less horseplay. The people who run our schools must have been too busy brush-ing up on their Âzero toleranceÂŽ policies to notice that Newtown was perpe-trated with an AR-15, not with a toy or with a finger. We expect 5-year-olds to be childish. WhatÂs the excuse for the people running our schools? Five-year-old Joseph Cruz brandished a gun made out of Legos in his day-care program while, in the words of the Barnstable Public School District in Hyannis, Mass., Âsimulating the sound of gunfire.ÂŽ For a layman, thatÂs called saying Âpow.ÂŽ Cruz got a stiff warning for Âusing daycare toys inappropriately.ÂŽ A 5-year-old girl was suspended from kindergarten at Mount Carmel Area Elementary School in Northumberland County, Pa., after ÂthreateningÂŽ to shoot classmates with her pink Hello Kitty gun that fires soapy bubbles. A mandatory psychological evaluation found, accord-ing to a news report, Âthat the girl did not represent any threat to others.ÂŽ Whew. White Marsh Elementary in Maryland suspended two first-graders for playing cops and robbers on the play-ground. In true 21st-century fashion, the school board said it was forbidden from giving out more information Âdue to confidentially requirements under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).ÂŽ An 8-year-old in Prince William County, Va., was suspended for firing back with an imaginary gun after a friend shot him with an imaginary bow and arrow. Evidently, nothing happened to the other kid. This points to a dis-turbing Âbow and arrowÂŽ loophole that could conceivably accommodate every-thing from imaginary poison darts to make-believe medieval siege weapons. The Al Capone of the zero-tolerance offenders is the daring second-grader in Anne Arundel County, Md., who chewed his strawberry breakfast pas-try into the shape of a gun and then brazenly pointed it at a classmate. Park Elementary school suspended him for two days. Who defends this foolish lack of proportion? The American Association of School Administrators. Its execu-tive director, Dan Domenech, told USA Today: ÂParents have to be aware that talking about guns or using your fingers to point like a gun is no longer toler-able or prudent.ÂŽ Why, pray tell? School shooters tend to be disturbed young men. In no case has a shooter ever been an adorable 5-year-old child. In the grips of a strange mania, school administrators believe that any sym-bolic representation of a gun, no matter how innocent, is all but indistinguish-able from a real gun. This is not a mistake that gun owners make. The fake-finger gun doesnÂt do much for the average sportsman. It canÂt bring down a deer, and doesnÂt exactly light up the gun range. No matter. We donÂt have common sense; we have rules. We donÂt have judgment; we have bureaucratic pro-cedure. Too often, our grown-ups are the ones desperately in need of adult supervision. Q Â„ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. 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BY DR. MARTY BECKERUniversal UclickWhen I adopted a second adult cat a few months ago, I knew I was at risk for having one cat or the other Â„ or both Â„ avoiding the litter box. And indeed, it wasnÂt long before I found that one of the cats was skipping the box. While I was able work out the problem pretty quickly through trial and error, for a couple of weeks I knew I was in good company. ThatÂs because failure to use a litter box is the top behavior complaint of cat lovers, sending count-less cats to shelters every year. But that doesnÂt have to be the sad o utcome if youÂre willing to work on the problem. The first step in getting a cat to use the box is to make sure thereÂs not a medical condition driving the behavior Â„ and that means a trip to your veteri-narian for a complete workup. Urinary tract infections and diseases such as diabetes make consistent litter box use impossible for even the most well-inten-tioned cat. You cannot hope to get your cat to use the box again until any health issues have been resolved. If your cat checks out fine, you need to start working to make sure that every-thing about the box is to your catÂs liking. The second rule of solving a litter box problem: If the cat isnÂt happy, no one will be happy. HereÂs what to look for. Q Cleanliness. Cats are fastidious animals, and if the litter box is dirty, they look elsewhere for a place to go. Clean the box frequently Â„ twice a day is ideal Â„ and make sure itÂs com-pletely scrubbed clean and aired out on a weekly basis. Having an additional litter box may help, too. In my case, the problem was a matter of two cats who didnÂt want to share (and really, who can blame them?). I followed the rule of thumb: One box per cat, plus one more. IÂd always intended to ramp up to three boxes at the time I introduced the sec-ond cat, and if I had, I probably would never have had any issues. Q Box type and filler. Many choices people make to suit their own tastes conflict with the catÂs sense of whatÂs agreeable. A covered box may seem more pleasing to you, but your cat may think itÂs pretty rank inside, or scary. Likewise, scented litters may make you think the box smells fine, but your cat may disagree Â„ not only is the box dirty, he reasons, but it also has this extra ÂcleanÂŽ odor he canÂt abide. Start with the basics: a very large box with unscented clumping-style litter. You donÂt have to buy an ÂofficialÂŽ litter box, by the way; large, shallow storage containers and sweater boxes (lids off, of course) make great litter boxes. Q Location. Your catÂs box should be away from his food and water, in a place he can get to easily and feel safe. Consider a location from a catÂs point of view: Choose a quiet spot where he can see whatÂs coming at him. A cat doesnÂt want any surprises while heÂs in the box. With multiple cats, try to spread out the boxes so no cat feels his territory is overrun by the other cat. Make the area where your cat has had mistakes less attractive by cleaning it thoroughly with a pet-odor neutralizer (available from pet-supply retailers). Discourage reuse by covering the area with foil, plastic sheeting or plastic car-pet runners with the points up. If you just canÂt seem to get the problem resolved, ask your veterinar-ian for a referral to a veterinary behav-iorist. These veterinarians are skilled in behavioral problem-solving and are able to prescribe medications that may make the difference during the retrain-ing period. 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Still, OutboxÂs unorthodox business model assumes that a growing number of people abso-lutely hate opening, filing or discarding pieces of paper. Co-founder Will Davis told CNN in February that at least he does not fear competition: ÂNo one is crazy enough to do what weÂre doing.ÂŽ Q Oops!College basketball player Shanteona Keys makes free throws at a 78 percent rate for her career, but on Feb. 16, she weakly shanked one of those 15-foot shots, causing it to thud to the floor about eight feet short of the rim Â„ the worst collegiate free-throw attempt of all time, according to several sports commentators who viewed the video. Keys explained to Deadspin.com that she always brings the ball close to her face when she shoots, Âand my finger-nail got caught on my nose, so I couldnÂt follow through correctly.ÂŽ Her Georgia College (Milledgeville, Ga.) team lost to rival Columbus State, 70-60. 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Q Research hurtsBetween 2002 and 2010, according to the March BJU International (formerly British Journal of Urology), an esti-mated 17,600 patients came to U.S. hos-pital emergency rooms reporting genital injuries from trouser zippers (presum-ably by accident, but researchers took no position on that). Seven authors (six from University of California, San Fran-cisco) took credit for the report, funded by a National Institutes of Health grant, and found that ÂzipÂŽ wounds were only about one-fifth of emergency penile injuries. Q Family valuesRachel Hope and Parker Williams, both apparently intelligent and attrac-tive, decided to procreate and fully raise a child together even though neither has romantic intentions toward the other. Their relationship is likened to a busi-ness one, according to a February New York Times profile, in which they do their respective biological duties, sepa-rately, and then each basically outsourc-es half the subsequent child-rearing to the other. Said another parent in a simi-lar relationship: ÂWhen you think about the concept of the village, and how the village was part of child-rearing for so many cultures ... it makes total sense.ÂŽ Q Higher educationQ Professor Peter Froehlich, who teaches computer science classes at the highly competitive Johns Hopkins University, contractually grades Âon a curve,ÂŽ automatically marking the high-est grade an A, with other grades trail-ing based on their proximity to the classÂs best. One clever student tried to organize the entire class for Decem-berÂs final exam, to persuade everyone to do no work at all Â„ thus rendering the ÂhighestÂŽ grade a zero, meaning an A for everyone. (Of course, if a single student broke ranks, everyone except that student would receive an abso-lute zero.) Fortunately for the students, according to InsideHigherEd.com, the class held together, and a shocked pro-fessor Froehlich nonetheless honored his contract, giving everyone an A (but subsequently closing the loophole). Q Thieves broke into the home of Earlie Johnson in Muskegon, Mich., in February and made off with several flat-screen TVs, but what really irked him was that they also stole his entire DVD pornography collection, consisting, he said, of the films of every African-Amer-ican porn star since the 1970s. (ÂIÂm not no scum bag guy, pervert, or nothing like that,ÂŽ he told WZZM-TV. ÂI just thought it was cool to own my own porn collec-tion. It keeps my relationship (with his fiance) fresh and tight.ÂŽ) As soon as the news of JohnsonÂs misfortune spread, several adult video companies donated DVDs to help restore the collection. Q
A8 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYa driverÂs permit to take driverÂs ed. If their foster parents did not want the liability, they did not learn. If they want to keep their monthly stipend from the state, they have to stay in school. No mom, no dad, no car, no mat-ter. They have to get out of bed and go to class. They cannot take a semester off to find their footing. They have paperwork to file. They best look perfect on paper. Good grades, good attendance, or good-bye money. But the very misfortunes that afflict foster kids are what motivate them. Their stories are not their identities. They want to prove the statistics wrong. Somewhere they believe thereÂs more for them, they know they deserve more, they are worth more, they are better than this. A recent bill dubbed the ÂNormalcy BillÂŽ has made its way through the Florida legislature and was en route to the governorÂs desk. The bill intends to give foster kids a more ÂnormalÂŽ life by strengthening the rights of foster parents. It would allow caregivers to make paren-tal decisions Â„ allowing kids to go on a field trip or go on a prom date without waiting for permission from the state. Another bill looks to extend foster care to the age of 21. Foster youths would have the option to stay or leave. But child welfare advocates, social workers and nonprofit leaders agree it would be premature to expect this bill to pass. ItÂs stuck in committee. Extending care for every foster kid in the state for three years would cost a lot of money. Foster kids are grateful to be part of the big conversation in Tallahassee, but they say they want to see more from their communities Â„ they want more mentors, they want more transitional housing, they want to learn how to drive. They are still looking for structure and support, those inherent traits ingrained in parents. Even though they are thrown into adulthood when they age out, foster kids feel like they never really had a child-hood. Some are eager to leave: ÂIÂm 18. IÂm ready. IÂve got this.ÂŽ Others are more honest. They say even when they put up a front, they need help. HereÂs a look through their eyes at their coming of age.The one to prove you wrongBRANDON JENNINGS POURS HIS HEART INTO everything. HeÂs just hoping something will hold. In a little over seven years, Brandon went through 10 to 15 foster homes and group homes. Soon as he would settle in, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, his case manager would call. ÂThe only thing I looked forward to when I was in foster care was getting out of foster care,ÂŽ he says. Brandon was placed in the child welfare system twice. He was taken away from his biological mother because of her addiction to crack cocaine, officials said. He was adopted at age 2. He stayed with his adoptive mother for eight years. He said she used to beat him with PVC pipe and metal curtain rods. When he would wake up, he would have to make his bed, sit on the floor and stare at the wall. He had toys, but he was not allowed to take them out of their boxes. One night Â„ Brandon does not know what he did Â„ his adoptive mother made him take his clothes off. He said she tied him to a pole in the yard and made him sit in an ant bed. When she took him back inside, she hung him up by his hands. She left him there for the rest of the night, he said, his feet hanging off the floor. Shortly thereafter, Brandon was removed from her care. ÂSitting in that room all day, you had no choice but to think, ÂOh, my God. What do I want to be when I grow up?ÂÂŽ Brandon says. ÂI had big dreams. I had nothing but big dreams. I wanted to be a pilot, a judge. I always wanted to be something really big and IÂve always wanted to prove people wrong.ÂŽ Brandon feels people throw labels on foster kids. They expect them to be in-and-out of jail, strung out on drugs. ÂNo,ÂŽ he says. ÂI want to prove you wrong.ÂŽ When he tells people heÂs going to Edison State College and working at FineMark National Bank & Trust in Fort Myers, people look back at him in shock, Âbecause I proved them wrong.ÂŽ ÂJust because I had a horrible life, look at where I am now,ÂŽ he says. ÂBack then, you used to pick on me and everything, but here I am now, proving you wrong. It makes me feel good to prove some-body wrong, to show somebody I can do something. It makes me feel lovely inside, because if I didnÂt do anything, basically thatÂs saying, ÂI give in. You win.Â Mmmnnn. IÂm not that kind of person. IÂm too good for that.ÂŽ Brandon turned 18 in May. He must stay in school to receive his Road to Independence check, a monthly stipend from the state to help youths who have aged out of foster care. Initially, his check was $1,256. Considering his part-time wages and his Pell Grant, BrandonÂs check has been cut to $924. He pays $687 a month in rent. ÂIf I lose my check, IÂm homeless,ÂŽ he says. FineMark Bank has assumed the role of BrandonÂs mentor. He wants to be a child psychologist. Staffers will guide him along his way. In return, they have asked him to commit to one charity, make good grades and save money. ÂTheyÂve given me so many insights,ÂŽ Brandon says of the FineMark staff. ÂI can see that they care, that they support me in everything I do Âƒ There are plenty (of foster kids) as good as me, they deserve the same experience, but they didnÂt get it.ÂŽ Aimee McLaughlin, director of communications for the ChildrenÂs Network of Southwest Florida, the lead agency funded by the Department of Children and Families to oversee foster care ser-vices in the judicial circuit including Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties, would like to see more businesses and commu-nity partners sign on as mentors. There are 109 foster youths over the age of 18 enlisted in Independent Living services in her circuit. She anticipates 30 more foster kids will age out this year. ÂMentors will make the difference for a youth aging out of care,ÂŽ she says. ÂMentors give them someone to talk to, someone to connect to. When you donÂt have family to turn to, your mentor will be your safety net. You will have a more successful life because you have some-one you can count on.ÂŽ Brandon appreciates the intentions of the state and the Independent Living Program, a program designed to help fos-ter youths become self-sufficient through life-skills training, education, career counseling, social support and therapy. But those services cannot replace the hand of a parent. ÂWhen you age out, itÂs like youÂre jumping in the deep end,ÂŽ he says. ÂThereÂs really no one to walk you down the steps from 3-foot to 4-foot to 5-foot deep. ItÂs like someone just pushed you right into 6 feet of water. And hopefully you can swim. If not, hey, thatÂs the way it is.ÂŽÂ‘IÂ’m the one successÂ’FRANCIS JEUNE PACKED UP HIS POSSESsions on his 18th birthday. He sat with his clothes, his laptop and his skateboard when the real world hit: He had aged out of foster care. ÂMost of the time when you hear about kids who have aged out of foster care, itÂs never good,ÂŽ Francis says. He was eager to leave the system, but he was scared to go. What if he wanted to go back? How was he going to pay his bills? What was he going to eat? Where was he going to live? ÂAs a foster child, I canÂt go back home,ÂŽ Francis says. ÂIÂm stranded Âƒ ThatÂs the worst feeling in the world.ÂŽ FrancisÂ mother passed away when he was 9. She died from a fever in Haiti. His uncle took him in, but Francis says he could not stay because his uncleÂs girl-friend did not like him. He was placed in a Boca Raton group home at age 13. Here, Francis had an abrupt awakening. Sitting in a room with 14 other foster youths, the boys were told one of them would be successful. The others would either end up homeless, incarcerated or dead. Nine months out of foster care, Francis sees these numbers tapering off quick. Three of his friends from the group home are now dead. Many are missing, some are homeless. One boy robbed a man with a shotgun to the mouth. He was arrested. He was released. He was arrested again for murder. ÂIÂm the one,ÂŽ says Francis, thinking back on the statistics. ÂIÂm the one suc-cess. I feel like that. But why am I the only one to be successful?ÂŽ Six months before his June birthday, Francis started paying attention. He started asking questions: ÂHow do you make rice?ÂŽ ÂHow do you clean chicken?ÂŽ ÂHow am I supposed to make it to my doctorsÂ appointments?ÂŽ ÂHow do I talk to people without sounding obnoxious?ÂŽ He had been attending Independent Living courses, classes the state starts giving foster youths at the age of 13 to help them acquire life skills, but he was not interested. Every time he sat down, he was like, ÂOh, Lord. Here we go with another lecture.ÂŽ ÂYou see it in every kid,ÂŽ Francis says. ÂSix months prior to their 18th birthday, their whole personality changes Âƒ When my six months kicked in, I was like, I got to get ready. ItÂs time to stop playing around and get serious.ÂŽ Francis applied to Vita Nova, a transitional independent living service con-tracted out by ChildNet, the lead agency managing foster care in Palm Beach County. Currently, 189 foster youths ages 18-22 are receiving services through Vita Nova. The county expects 65 more youths to age out this year. Francis was accepted to the Vita Nova Village in West Palm Beach. His apart-ment feels like a dorm room Â„ lamps with the thrift-store price tags still on them, broken vinyl mini blinds droop-ing down on one side, a bag of Goldfish crackers by the books on his desk. ÂWithout Vita Nova, I donÂt know what I would do,ÂŽ Francis says. ÂThis is FOSTERFrom page 1 VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYFineMark Bank has stepped in to be a mentor to Brandon Jennings. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYManushka will age out of the system in September, before she graduates high school. When people question where their tax money goes, she wants to tell them, Â“It goes to kids like me, to kids like us ... WeÂ’re a good cause.Â”
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 NEWS A9the best place ever. They help you with everything Â„ applying for jobs, writing resumes, budgeting your money, they help you study, they help you with driv-ing lessons.ÂŽ Francis appreciates the proposed legislation to strengthen the rights of foster parents and extend the age of foster care. But those bills would not have applied to him. He feels if there were more transi-tional living spaces like Vita Nova, there would be more successful foster kids. ÂSo many kids age out and you know for a fact theyÂre not ready, they know theyÂre not ready. What are they going to do?ÂŽ Francis asks. ÂTheyÂre getting kicked out. They donÂt have a choice. Soon as they hit the real world, it caves in on them.ÂŽ Vita Nova CEO Jeff DeMario agrees with Francis; he would like to see more transitional housing. ÂIf the state wants to carry the title of parent, we have to follow the definition better,ÂŽ he says. ÂWe have to stick it out. I did not leave home Âtil I was 24. I was a mess. I would not be CEO of a company if I was kicked out at 18.ÂŽ A student at Palm Beach State College, Francis wants to be a nurse. He receives $892 from his monthly RTI check. He pays $250 in rent at Vita Nova. ÂIf I was not here, IÂd be paying $750,ÂŽ he says. ÂPlus utility bills, phone bill, bus fare, groceries. How can you be expected to live off $892 for a whole month? ThatÂs very impossible.ÂŽ His check made him confront another harsh reality. ÂTwo months out of foster care, my step dad called me asking for money,ÂŽ Francis says. ÂThatÂs when it hit me. Who can I trust? I canÂt even trust family.ÂŽ The one about to age outMANUSHKA SPEAKS LIKE THE PRESIDENT and sings like Nina Simone. She goes to Ida Baker High School in Cape Coral, takes Advanced Placement classes and expects more from herself than her 4.11 GPA. A member of chess club and ballet club, she has found that balance between strat-egy and grace. She wears an owl pendant around her neck, appropriate for the wis-dom she exudes in her youth. Manushka will age out of the child welfare system in September, months before she graduates high school. Until she has the right to do so herself, the state will not release her last name. The thought of turning 18 feels scary and exhilarating to Manushka. ÂEighteen is when it all ends. No more foster care. YouÂre on your own,ÂŽ she says. ÂYou have to become an adult all of a sudden. Take care of you, go to work, go to school Âƒ ItÂs like you have to be adult before you even know who you are.ÂŽ Manushka would like to see the state extend foster care to the age of 21. ÂIt would give us more time to find our-selves,ÂŽ she says. ÂIt would give us a little more help before we have to go out and say, ÂHey, IÂm not just a foster kid. I have a name. I have a face. I have aspirations. IÂm more than your assumptions. I know who I am.ÂÂŽ When she thinks of other teenagers turning 18, she says, ÂThey get to go out and start life anew. We go out already labeled Âƒ When people hear youÂre a foster kid, they donÂt think you will make it far.ÂŽ Manushka lives in a group home in North Fort Myers. She wakes up at 4 oÂclock in the morning to start pre-paring for school. When she comes home, she expects more girls to be there. This state of constant change makes some days really hard. ÂYouÂve got to keep your grades up. YouÂve got to keep your head up,ÂŽ she says. ÂAt the end of the day, you have to know thereÂs something more for you.ÂŽ Manushka entered the child welfare system when she was 16. ÂMy story used to be my secret,ÂŽ she says. She did not tell it, because she felt ashamed. Now she shares it, so other girls will not feel alone. ÂI was sexually abused by my Dad for five years,ÂŽ she says. But as soon as she says it, she transcends it. The sad-ness of her past overshadowed by the brightness that burns through her eyes when she looks to her future: ÂI still feel like I can do anything.ÂŽ When Manushka lies down at night, she writes. She does not jour-nal about her day, she writes stories. ÂI like to pick a place and make it beautiful,ÂŽ she says. ÂI try to describe it with the most beautiful imagery.ÂŽ She describes the shared saga of foster care by saying, ÂNo one ever cared for us. We never had a good example. Our community has to be our good example.ÂŽ And the one thing she would like her community to remember when it comes to foster kids: ÂEven when we say no we donÂt need help, we really need help.ÂŽ Manushka plans to go to law school. Being in foster care, she has spent much of her life in court. ÂNothing really good happens unless the judge is willing to hear our side of the story,ÂŽ she says. So she plans to study law and represent other foster youths. Judge Lee Ann Schreiber oversees the juvenile dependency docket in Lee County, thereby terminating parental rights and placing children in foster care. The deputy sheriff who watches over her courtroom says if the proceedings of dependency court were to be charac-terized in terms of medical specialties, Judge Schreiber would be a heart sur-geon. ÂI canÂt always grant a child what they want, but I can certainly listen to them,ÂŽ Judge Schreiber says. ÂBy giving them a voice, youÂre giving them some sem-blance of control when everything feels out of control.ÂŽ Judge Schreiber sees some foster youths in her courtroom who would ben-efit from continuing foster care. She sees others who have been in the system so long, they canÂt wait to get out of it. ÂThe Legislature will discuss extending foster care services to the age of 21. Some states have already done this, but FloridaÂs not real keen on it due to cost,ÂŽ Judge Schreiber says. ÂThe state does not reject it as a bad idea, but funding is an issue, as in many social service pro-grams.ÂŽ Judge Schreiber sees the consequence of not extending care as more homeless-ness, poverty, incarceration, pregnan-cies, more foster girls turning into single moms. She has seen these realities play out, but the more overwhelming observa-tion she has made regarding foster kids: ÂSo many are so grateful for any small thing you do.ÂŽThe one who was able to stayJASMINE GLOVER WAS PLACED IN THE CHILD welfare system at age 15. She said her mother abused her physically and ver-bally. ÂWhen people think of children that grew up in the system,ÂŽ Jasmine says, Âthey believe those children will follow in the footsteps of their parents.ÂŽ But Jasmine feels like she has been given a second set of parents. ÂI love my foster parents like they were my birth parents,ÂŽ she says. ÂTheyÂve taken care of me so long, I feel like they are my birth parents.ÂŽ Jasmine has lived with the same foster family for three years. She calls her foster mom, ÂMom.ÂŽ She calls her fos-ter dad, ÂDad.ÂŽ She turned 18 and aged out of the system in November, but she was not anxious. She was confident. Her foster family had invited her to stay. A junior at Port Charlotte High School, Jasmine intends to pursue a career in international business. As a child, she was forced to stay inside. Now she wants to travel. She wants to be a translator. Currently studying French and Japanese, she plans to take Chinese and Korean in college. ÂBeing in the system and having a past full of hurt and injustice makes it hard for us to express ourselves and see our own potential,ÂŽ Jasmine says of foster youths. ÂI am very fortunate my foster family took me in.ÂŽ JasmineÂs foster family also took in five of her sisters. After raising four children of their own, Kevin and Dawn Koehler looked at each other like, ÂWell, we still have room at the table. We still have leftovers,ÂŽ so they decided to foster.Having raised four grown children, Mrs. Koehler does not feel 18-year-olds are ready to be on their own. Considering the instability inherent with foster chil-dren, she feels they could use some more security. She knew state services would still be available to Jasmine after she aged out of the system, but she worried about how accessible these services would be. ÂSheÂs just like my daughter, just like one of my own,ÂŽ Mrs. Koehler says. ÂShe still has high school to finish. SheÂs getting ready for college and all of the changes that come along with that. I want to be there with her and for her. I want to make sure she feels secure in all of her choices. When problems arise, I want her to know IÂm here. IÂll help her through whateverÂs going on. And I want to be there for the happy times, too.ÂŽ Mrs. Koehler would like to see more parents step up to be foster parents. But when she expresses this to others, they often say, ÂOh, I could never do that. I could never give the child up.ÂŽ Mrs. Koehler reassures them, ÂTaking them in, I know itÂs going to hurt me. But the good that I get out-weighs the hurt that I go through.ÂŽ The one who lost his way IF IT WERE NOT FOR HIS FOSTER PAR-ENTS, Otto Phillips says he would have been homeless on his 18th birthday. Otto aged out of foster care in March 2007. Leaving his Boca Raton group home, his former fos-ter parents welcomed him back in. He paid them rent out of his RTI check. Otto says it wasnÂt much, a couple hundred bucks. This seems common among foster parents and youth who have aged out of care. Otto continues to spend holidays with his foster parents, a lesbian couple. When their foster license expired, they were not able to adopt him. Gay adoption bans were overturned in Florida in 2010. ÂMy life would have been different,ÂŽ Otto says. ÂI would not have had to go to a group home. I would have had a good place to live with good people. They would have taught me how to drive. They would have helped me get a car. My whole life would have had a better outlook if I could have stayed put rather than living on my own.ÂŽNow 24 years old, Otto knows how to drive. He borrowed a car from a friend and taught himself. ÂI have a car, but it doesnÂt run,ÂŽ Otto says. ÂIÂve had two cars with blown engines because I didnÂt get the oil changed like I was supposed to because I didnÂt know what I was doing.ÂŽ Recently, Otto went to Tallahassee with Florida Youth SHINE, an advocacy group made up of former foster youths, to testify in front of the Senate. He told them how he was placed in the system when he was 5 because he was grow-ing up in an abusive home, his momÂs boyfriend molesting his sister, his mom heavy into drugs. He told them how his grandmother took him in. She died when he was 15. Then he went back into the system, living in three different places in six months. He told them when he aged out, he was lucky to live with his foster parents until he graduated Atlantic High School in Delray Beach. When he moved out on his own, he started to slip. He enrolled in Florida Atlantic University. He changed his major from nursing to business to criminal justice. The first couple semesters his grades were good. Then he stopped going to class. He failed out. He lost his RTI check. He got kicked out of his place. ÂJust because the state says weÂre adults, weÂre not adults,ÂŽ Otto says. ÂWeÂre not ready to move out on our own. WeÂre not ready to be productive members of society. At 18, not many people are. But we have a disadvantage. We donÂt have parents. That makes it even harder.ÂŽ Otto found Vita Nova. He moved into the transitional living village. He enrolled in Palm Beach State College. He made all BÂs. He got his RTI check back. He earned his associateÂs degree. Living in West Palm Beach, Otto kept working as a special needs counselor at the YMCA in Boca Raton. Took a train and two buses to get there. He worked there four years. Now he helps foster youths transition into adult life, as a peer mentor at Vita Nova. Eventually, he wants to go back to school and earn his bachelorÂs degree in social work. What he wants to impress upon foster youths more than anything else: ÂTake as much help as you can get. If somebodyÂs willing to help you, take it.ÂŽ Q VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYJasmine Glover aged out of the system in November. Her foster parents asked her to stay in their home. By the numbersQ 30 percent of former foster kids are more likely to be substance abusers Q Up to 85 percent of foster kids have mental health issues Q 40 percent of foster kids become pregnant within two years of leaving foster care Q 75 percent of former foster kids experience unemploymentÂ— Source: Vita Nova To contact the ChildrenÂ’s Network of Southwest Florida, call (239) 226-1524 or visit www.childnetsw .org To contact ChildNet, call (561) 352-2500 or visit www.childnet.us
A10 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY Alterations & Tailor Studio Bring this ad and receive $5 OFF your dry cleaning order. Coupon FW05, through 3/31/13 Marinelife Center expects 12,000 at TurtleFest SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYEach year, thousands of sea turtles flock to the beaches of South Florida to lay eggs. And each year, more than 12,000 people are expected to converge on Loggerhead Park for the Loggerhead Marinelife CenterÂs largest annual event, TurtleFest. This year, TurtleFest marks its 10th anniversary, with TurtleFest 2013: Cele-brating 10 Years of Ocean Conservation, Every One Makes a Difference. The free event is set for 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 13. To kick off TurtleFest, the Marinelife Center will hold its second annual Run 4 The Sea, which will start at 6 p.m. April 12 in Juno Beach along the Atlan-tic Ocean and A1A. The event features a 1-mile run for children and a 4-mile run for adults, as well as post-race celebra-tion with music and food. To register, visit www.marinelife.org/. TurtleFest 2013 also will feature a student art contest for the second year. Palm Beach County students in grades 4 through 12 submitted hundreds of pieces of environmental-themed art-work. A jury awarded first, second and third place for each age submission category, Best in Show and honorable mentions. Winners will be revealed at the event and their artwork will displayed in a special exhibit at the festival. The festival also will feature art, games, a dunk tank, a rock-climbing wall, gymnastics and up-close interac-tions with threatened and endangered sea turtles. Such community partners as Jurassic Parts, Macaroni Kid, Resource Depot, Solid Waste Authority, South Florida Science Museum and Treasure Coast Wildlife Center will provide activi-ties and crafts in the learning center. The Global Village will incorporate the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of different regions around the world. Guests can tour through the village, learning about the sea turtles native to each region and the steps different countries are taking to promote ocean conservation. It isnÂt TurtleFest without music.Lizzie Sider, Making Faces, Mike Mineo and The Resolvers will take center stage. Ms. Sider, a 14-year-old singer is quickly making a name for herself in the country music world. She has been on The Country NetworkÂs show ÂBreaking Out,ÂŽ which showcases up and coming country artists, and she has played sev-eral well-known Nashville venues. Making Faces is a band based in West Palm Beach with a sound that infuses flavors of rock, reggae, funk, surf and hip-hop. The group has gained a follow-ing and will take the stage this year at SunFest in West Palm Beach. South Florida native and self-taught musician Mike MineoÂs music fuses twangy country-folk rhythms, horn-driven jazz and stirring string arrange-ments. He continues to play favorite venues in south Florida and will be releasing his new album in late spring. The ResolversÂ unique sound, which they coined ÂBig Band Reggae,ÂŽ draws influences from classic Jamaican roots reggae, rock stead and ska along with New Orleans jazz, funk and soul. Their live show has been described as Âexplo-sive,ÂŽ with up to 10 musicians on stage, including three lead vocalists and a full horn section. Q q c T O c e P f h i S m t d m v r t i r N l s i h COURTESY PHOTO TurtleFest will provide entertainment and activities for kids and adults of all ages. >>What : TurtleFest 2013 >>When : 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 13; rain date is April 14 >>Where : Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach >>Cost : Free admission >>Info : marinelife.org/turtlefest or call 627-8280
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ItÂs the progress weÂve made together Â„ as a community, as volunteers, as survivors and as leaders Â„ that has helped us reach this incredible milestone with tremendous success,ÂŽ said Linda Harris, event chair, in a prepared statement. ÂBy lending your support to the Palm Beach State College Relay event this year, youÂll be lending your support to the SocietyÂs efforts to finish the fight and bring an end to cancer as we know it.ÂŽ During Relay For Life events, participants camp out overnight at a local school, park, or fairground, and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relay events take place over-night, lasting up to 24 hours in length. The event will take place on campus, at the Amphitheater near the Burt Reynolds Student Center. There will be entertainment, food, and festivities. Bring your money to donate to the student and community teams raising money at each of their campsites to donate to the American Cancer Society. Register online at www.relayforlife.org/pbscfl. There is no fee as a participant, donations are appreciated. One of the most touching moments during a Relay For Life event is the Luminaria Ceremony which takes place after sundown, honoring the commu-nityÂs cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease. Participants will circle a track that is surrounded with glowing luminaria that bears the name of someone who has battled cancer. Funds raised at Relay For Life of Palm Beach State College help the American Cancer Society get even closer to bring-ing an end to cancer as we know it. To learn more about Relay For Life, call 800-227-2345 or visit RelayForLife.org. Q Dogs, tell your humans: ItÂ’s time for the 2nd annual Pooch Prom SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe second annual Pooch Prom for dogs Â„ and their owners Â„ will be April 20 at Downtown at the Gardens. The even benefits DATA (Drug Abuse Treatment Association Inc.) Organizers promise that ÂtheyÂll come from all over, dressed in tuxedoes and gowns, tulle and ties, and capes and crowns. Whether canine or human, all will be in for a tail-wagging good time.ÂŽ The event is 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Pooch Prom Chair-Dog Miss Mia is encourag-ing all local pooches to tell their humans to register now by visiting www.pooch-prom.org, or contacting event coordi-nator Cheryl Crowley at email@example.com or 776-7659. Cost is $45 per dog (human companions are free, up to two people). Reg-istration includes all pooch activities, contests, a complimentary keepsake prom photo, food, water and treats). No dog? 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Expires 4/16/136You can deal with those Â“Mean GirlsÂ” who become middle-age Â“Mean GalsÂ” Bonnie fought hard to hold back her tears. She had promised herself she would never again let Laura get to her. But, sure enough, Laura had blasted her for missing an easy shot. Bonnie knew she was a fairly decent tennis player, but she always became flustered when paired with Laura. Laura wasnÂt shy about humiliating Bonnie in front of the entire team. And, to make matters worse, Bonnie could swear sheÂd heard Laura and some of the other teammates laughing and talking about her. Susan had come up to her after the match and said sheÂd felt bad that Laura had spoken so harshly. But why hadnÂt Susan said anything to Laura? Bonnie had always considered Susan to be a friend, but she knew Susan would never say a word against Laura. It was too important to Susan that she be part of the group. Bonnie loved playing tennis, and enjoyed most of the women in the group. But she was seriously considering quitting the team. It was so demoralizing to be chastised in front of the others. Why did Laura think it was acceptable to talk to Bonnie like she did? Why did the others let Laura get away with it?I never anticipated the vociferous outcry that would fill my inbox after a recent series of articles about friend-ships. One reader, in particular, chal-lenged: ÂWhat about the Âmean girlsÂ? You havenÂt sufficiently put the Âmean girlsÂ in their place.ÂŽ I was called to task for encouraging the hapless victims of mean-spirited back-biting to develop thicker skins; in essence, holding them responsible to come up with solutions to extricate themselves from the ugliness they were subjected to. The intensity of the outcry speaks volumes about the magnitude of hurtful behavior that so many of us face on a daily basis. We would like to think that, as they mature, young people outgrow treating their peers in a rude or rejecting way. Sadly, in so many instances, this is not so. Whenever there is a group of people, there will always be those who con-sider the feelings of others, and those who are insensitive or callously indif-ferent to the impact of their behavior. While these individuals may be male or female, middle age, or seniors, for the purpose of this discussion, letÂs call them Âmean gals.ÂŽ Most of us enjoy the comfort and camaraderie when weÂre accepted by a group of people we admire. No matter how well adjusted we are, there will inevitably be a hurtful sting if weÂre excluded from a group we aspire to join. These insecurities and feelings of exclu-sion can be a phenomenon that follows us throughout life, from the sandbox to the assisted-living facility. When we attempt to understand whatÂs driving this hurtful behavior, we discover there are many explanations. We canÂt collectively lump all mean gals into one group. Most of us have had our share of being beaten up by life. It would seem that these hard knocks would prompt us to show more compassion to the feelings of others. But, unfortunately, it doesnÂt always work that way. On the contrary, sometimes a person is so grateful to be part of the inner circle, she will do whatever it takes to be included. She may attempt to boost her ego by valuing membership in this group as a statement of her self worth. Some mean gals are so insecure they attempt to further build themselves up by knocking others down. They may exclude, ridicule or demean another person, mistakenly believing they have elevated their own status; never real-izing theyÂve actually demeaned them-selves in the process. Sometimes the mean gal is jealous of the other personÂs appearance, wealth or life circumstance, and believes she is equalizing the play-ing field by knocking the other person down a few notches. Talking negatively behind anotherÂs back or publicly hurt-ing her feelings is a sad way to bolster oneÂs standing. We hate to believe that adult women behave this way, but sadly this happens time and time again. WhatÂs so telling is that so many of the people consistently deemed to be Âmean galsÂŽ would be aghast to consider that others perceive them so harshly. These individuals may truly think of themselves as friendly and considerate. The cynics will say ÂOf course! These people do treat their inner circle well. ItÂs the ones they have no use for that they treat shabbily.ÂŽ In fact, these mean gals may relate extremely well to those they respect and feel close to. However, when they are stressed or annoyed, their impa-tience may seep through with an ugly edge, sometimes even offending those they consider to be ÂcloseÂŽ friends. If they are called to task for their offenses they may discount the feedback by say-ing the other person should realize they meant no harm. They may even up the ante by saying the other person was just too sensitive. In other words, the mean gal is still above reproach. Sometimes calling the mean gal to task is sufficient to cut into the most egregious of the behavior. She may have too much pride to be publicly revealed as a nasty type, so once exposed, she may step back and tone down the worst of her behavior. While she still might not be pleasant or inclusive, the overt hostility will be somewhat curtailed. Had Bonnie approached Laura quietly after the match and told her in no uncer-tain terms that Âthey were teammates, and it was not okay for Laura to speak that way to her,ÂŽ Bonnie would have clarified a boundary of behavior she was unwilling to tolerate. Laura may or may not have curtailed her rudeness, but Bonnie would have begun an impor-tant process of maintaining her personal dignity and self-respect. Any comprehensive discussion of mean gals should highlight the behav-ior of the bystanders (like Susan in the vignette above). In this case, we are talking about the person who silently observes egregious behavior and says or does NOTHING to intervene. Is this person tacitly agreeing with the bully-ing? Is she so insecure she wonÂt risk her standing within the group to speak up to support the victim? Bystanders donÂt always recognize how instrumen-tal they can be in stopping the mean gal in her tracks. After all, when an accepted member of the group chastises one of her own by saying they should include another person, or at least tone down the negativity, it can be a powerful motivator. If more of the bystanders stood up when they witnessed inappropriate, offensive treatment, they would play an important role in cutting through the offenses. Susan was clearly disturbed by LauraÂs rudeness. Had she confronted Laura and established that she would not tolerate blatant rudeness to a team-mate, thereÂs a good chance Laura would have been sufficiently chastised to tone down her behavior. So, mean gals: We hope you can figure out weÂre referring to YOU!!! WeÂd like to remind you that the little nudges, the eye-rolling, the smirks and outright cruelties you inflict leave last-ing marks on the psyches of the ones youÂve hurt. Is it really so taxing to consider other peopleÂs feelings before you barrel ahead with your own agenda? Is it too much to tolerate including another per-son in the mix? Some people live their lives with the mindset that Âlife is short. I should only spend time with the people I care to be with.ÂŽ Well, itÂs certainly a free country, and of course we should spend quality time with the ones we most enjoy, but thatÂs not a license for rude or hurtful rejection. Q Â„ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. A Palm Beach Gardens resident, she holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Gardens office at 561-630-2827, online at www.palmbeachfamilytherapy.com, or on Twitter @LindaLipshutz. HEALTHY LIVING s t s w f W o linda LIPSHUTZllipshutz@floridaweekly.com A16 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 A17 What expecting parents should know about the neonatal intensive care unitNew parents look forward to bringing their baby home with them from the hospital. But on occasion, problems arise and some babies have to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) before being discharged. This can be an overwhelming time for parents, but this is actually the safest place for babies because they will be cared for by expe-rienced doctors and nurses so they can go home as healthy as possible. Parents do not expect to deliver a very low birth-weight baby or one with medical challenges, but they should choose a hospital with advanced neo-natal support Â„ just in case. In Palm Beach County, St. MaryÂs Medical Cen-ter is one of those hospitals. Not only does The Birthplace at St. MaryÂs deliv-er more babies than any other hospital in the county, it has the largest Neona-tal Intensive Care Unit offering Level III care, the highest level designated by the state. Babies may be admitted to the NICU when they are born prematurely, have difficulties during delivery, or show signs of problems shortly after birth. The length of time infants spend on the NICU will depend on the severity of their illness. Some conditions that may require a stay in the NICU include: Â€ Anemia, a low red blood cell count.Â€ Sleep apnea, which occurs when the baby doesnÂt take a breath in 20 seconds or longer. Â€ Bradycardia, an abnormally slow heart rate. Â€ Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a chronic lung disease. Â€ Hydrocephalus, an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Â€ Intraventricular hemorrhage, or bleeding in the brain. Â€ Jaundice, an elevated bilirubin level in the blood. Â€ Necrotizing enterocolitis, a common intestinal condition. Â€ Respiratory distress syndrome, a breathing problem that may be seen in premature infants. In addition to nurses, other members of a babyÂs NICU team may include a neonatologist, pediatric hospital-ist, various specialists, physical and/or occupational therapist, respiratory therapist, nutritionist, pharmacist, lab technician and social worker. These caregivers may utilize a wide variety of equipment found in the NICU to care for their little patients. Depending on the diagnosis and condition, they may need to use a feeding tube to deliver formula or breast milk, infant warmer to keep a baby warm, isolette to help an infant maintain body temperature, IVs and lines for fluids and medications, blood pressure and heart rate monitors to watch vital signs, pulse oximeter to check oxygen levels, bililights to treat jaundice, or a ventilator to help a baby breathe. Because many babies in the NICU are not ready to feed from the breast, they can still receive breast milk through a feeding tube. New mothers should start pumping as soon as possible to estab-lish their milk supply. As newborns gain strength and become more coordinated, they can then be put to the breast. Par-ents who choose to bottle feed can talk with the NICU team for recommenda-tions about formula options. Having a Level III NICU should matter to every parent-to-be. Studies indi-cate significantly higher survival rates for very low birth-weight babies born in hospitals offering Level III Neonatal Intensive Care. The Birthplace at St. MaryÂs has the largest level III NICU in the county, and is one of just 13 state-designated Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Centers in Florida. The Birthplace at St. MaryÂs Medical Center has a caring, skillful staff whose primary goal is to provide a healthy, happy childbirth experience and a smooth transition back home for mothers and their newborn babies. For more information about The Birthplace at St. MaryÂs Medical Cen-ter or for a tour, call 882-9100 or see www.stmarysmc.com/maternity. Q davide CARBONE CEO, St. MaryÂs Medical Center THG is available throughANDERSONÂ’S CLASSIC HARDWAREFine Decorative Hardware and Plumbing Fixtures for the Discriminating Home Owner since 1935 605 South Olive Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 655-3109 fax (561) 655-3162 www.andersonshardware.com
The yin-yang symbol represents the ancient Chinese perspective of life. The two shapes form a whole and rep-resent life Âs Âall.ÂŽ The black shape is yin and represents the dark, cold, con-tracting and, for some, the negative. The white shape is the yang and rep-resents the bright, expanding, strong, and, for some, the positive. The Chi-nese belief is that yin and yang cannot exist without each other. And maybe that is a good way to look at ChinaÂs economic story Â„ an economic tale with a yin-yang to it, with some dark and contracting and the other that is bright and expanding. ChinaÂs bullish, expansionary economic story, the Âyang,ÂŽ focuses on its past and prospective rapid growth in its overall economy, best measured in growth of its gross domestic product. How fast is China growing? What sectors are leading its growth? What are its prospects for futures growth? ChinaÂs GDP grew at 9.2 percent in 2011 and 7.8 percent in 2012 with inflation at 5.5 percent in 2011 and 3.1 percent in 2012. GDP non-inflationary growth (i.e., growth rate less rate of inflation) was 3.7 percent in 2011 and 4.7 percent in 2012. ThatÂs pretty hefty growth when considering that the U.S. over the same period had real GDP growth of 2.2 percent and 1.8 percent in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Clearly, ChinaÂs rip-roaring economy has been fighting attendant inflation, and clear-ly, our economy has been dragging along for the past four years and fighting deflationary forces. ChinaÂs bull is found in its industrial complex, which accounted for nearly half of its GDP in 2012. By comparison, the U.S. industrial complex accounted for a meager 19 percent of GDP in 2012. The U.S. is not producing a lot of ÂstuffÂŽ while services are a startling 80 percent of GDP. For our Asian counterpart, services account for 44 percent of GDP. The bottom line is they Âmake stuff,ÂŽ we buy Âstuff.ÂŽ Where does China spend its money? Where is its bang for its buck? How is it playing its game of monopoly? Their dollars are largely allocated to business investment, which is defined as the total business spending on fixed assets, such as factories, machinery, equipment, dwellings and inventories of raw materials, which provide the basis for future production. China spent 46 percent of its 2012 GDP on business investment. The U .S. spent a paltry 13 percent of GDP on business invest-ment. Granted, while it is hard to trust the exact numbers produced by the Chinese government (and some of its businesses), the degree and skew of spending toward business investment cannot be argued. ChinaÂs external debt is around $700 billion, while the U.S. has external debt of $15 trillion. ChinaÂs annual deficit approximates only $200 billion to $300 billion. ChinaÂs bearish story, or the Âyin,ÂŽ includes: Its insufficiency of domestic natural resources (with energy, water, air and topsoil being on the critical list) to achieve future growth; its disregard for the environment; and the negative aspects of a rapidly aging population and continued urbanization. ChinaÂs demand for resources is great not just because its GDP has been clipping along at a very fast rate or because it has 1.3 billion people. The demand for resources is great because its GDP is skewed to man-ufacturing and construction, which requires energy for the power needed in manufacturing and construction. ChinaÂs industry guzzles energy and loads on its plate as much of other natural resources as it can. The U.S. argues that ChinaÂs industrial sector uses more energy per dollar of GDP than any country. Beijing argues that ChinaÂs energy consumption per cap-ita is one tenth of the U.S. A few other major points of concern: ÂChina has less than 10 percent of the world's cultivated land and only 7 percent of its potable water, but must seek to feed almost 20 percent of the world's populationÂƒ (And) ChinaÂs people are living longer and eating more. Population growth and econom-ic prosperity are driving demand for water-intensive and protein-rich food such as meat and dairy. (CNN, ÂWhy booming China needs to learn the three RÂs, March 4, 2013). China will continue to look at South America and the U.S. as providers of grains, beef and pork. As to the demographic story: ChinaÂs population is aging rapidly. By 2015, there will be 220 million Chinese over the age of 60. Within 40 years, that number is expected to exceed 500 million or about one-third of its population. Investors might not want to place a bet on China but betting against such an economic powerhouse (with so many financial metrics much stronger than those of the U.S.) might not be a good idea. As China is determined to soon take economic leadership from the U.S., they will likely find ways to solve their resource, pollution and demographic problems. Q Â„ 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 & INVESTINGInvestors shouldnÂ’t ignore the yin-yang of ChinaÂ’s economy jeannette SHOWALTER CFA showalter@ww fsyst ems.com Antique honey pots make a classy decorationHoney has a history going back to 2100 B.C. It is mentioned in some Baby-lonian writings. It was used for sweeten-ing food, for medicine, for religious cer-emonies and even as a form of money. In the 18th and 19th centuries, a special serving dish and usually a special serv-ing fork or spoon were devoted to each type of food, so itÂs not surprising to find special antique honey pots. The wealthy used silver serving pieces, and honey pots might be shaped like bee skeps or have a sculpted or engraved bee as decoration. Skeps were made of woven straw and were portable. If a skep was not destroyed to get honey out, another swarm of bees could inhabit a skep the next season. Old skeps sell today for about $50 to $100 as decorations. It is illegal to raise bees with a skep today. Beekeepers must be able to open hives today so mite medicine can be applied. Old and new honey pots can be found made of glass and pottery. If you plan to use a sterlingor silver-plated pot, it must have a glass liner. Honey encour-ages silver tarnish, and tarnish destroys some of honeyÂs nutrients. Q: I have an original program from the Candlestick Park Dedication Din-ner held at the Garden Court of the Sheraton-Palace Hotel in San Francisco on April 11, 1960. ItÂs autographed by a few baseball players and by some of the people who spoke at the dedication, including Vice President Richard Nixon, Major League Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick, Giants owner Horace Stone-ham and Giants manager Bill Rigney. What is it worth? A: The San Francisco Giants played at Seals Sta-dium for two seasons before Candlestick Park opened in 1960. The team played there for 40 years, until its new ballpark on San Fran-cisco Bay (now called AT&T Park) opened in 2000. Your program would interest collec-tors of baseball memorabilia, but the Nixon signature means it also might appeal to people who want politi-cal collectibles. If you want to sell, contact an auction that spe-cializes in sports collectibles. The program could sell for $100, but it might also bring $500 or more, depending on the programÂs condition and the fame of everyone who autographed it. Q: I still have my Alice Marble wooden tennis racket my parents gave me when I was about 10 years old. It was made by Wilson and reads ÂCourt QueenÂŽ on the handle. Is this of any value, or is it just a piece of tennis history? A: Tennis player Alice Marble (1913-1990) was ranked No. 1 in the world in 1939. She broke world records when she won the singles, doubles and mixed dou-bles titles at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open that year. During World War II, she was a spy for the United States and was wound-ed when trying to get some Nazi financial infor-mation. Wilson made more than one model of Alice Marble ten-nis rackets. The Court Queen model was intro-duced in about 1938. Old wood-en rackets arenÂt particularly valu-able today. Rack-ets like yours sell for under $40. They are hung on the wall as decora-tion, not used to play tennis. Q: I inherited 13 Bessie Pease Gutmann prints when my cousin died. They are all framed and look very old. Some are named and several are not. I would like to know how to find out what theyÂre worth. A: Bessie Pease Gutmann (18761960) was an American artist who did illustrations for advertisements, books, magazines, postcards and calendars. She is best known for her prints of babies and young children. She stopped working in 1947. Her prints have been mass-produced. Original prints were done on matte paper and include the print number and the name and city of the publisher, ÂGutmann and Gutmann, New York, N.Y.ÂŽ Titles on early prints were written in block letters. Later, prints had titles in script. Original prints can be worth a few hundred dol-lars, while copies sell for as little as $10 to $15 each. Tip: Help your family by always identifying whoÂs pictured in your family photographs. Include their names and ages, the year the photo was taken and where it was taken. Write on the back near the edge using the kind of perma-nent marker sold at photo supply stores. Do not use a ballpoint pen. It will leave a dent in the paper. Q Â„ Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is includ ed, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovel, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. KOVEL: ANTIQUES F h W a d s terry KOVELnews@floridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTO A 5-inch-high English silver honey pot shaped like a bee skep was estimated at $4,500 to $5,000 at a recent GarthÂ’s auction in Ohio. It has 1810 London hallmarks. The same skep sold at a 2005 Maine auction for $2,875. A18 NEWS WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY
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ItÂs called Âbluebug-ging.ÂŽ Doing this gives them access to all your texts, contacts, photos and call history Â„ everything on your phone. Scammers sometimes use hacked phones to make long distance calls. Other times, they access your private text messages or photos. But unless you are a celebrity, government official or high-powered corporate executive, you are unlikely to be a target. Recently, the newest scheme is for scammers to set up a pay-per-minute phone number. Then, they hang out in a busy area and hack into phones. Scam-mers use the phones to dial the number and rack up charges by the minute. Here are some tips to ensure your Bluetooth isnÂt hacked: Â€ Always use a minimum of eight characters in your PIN. The longer your code, the more difficult it is to crack. Â€ Switch Bluetooth into Ânot discoverableÂŽ mode when you arenÂt using it. If you make a call from your car, be sure to switch it off when you get out. Crowded public places are top spots for hackers. Â€ DonÂt accept pairing requests from unknown parties. If you happen to pair your phone with a hackerÂs computer, then all your data will be at risk. Â€ When pairing devices for the first time, do so at home or in the office. Â€ Make sure you download and install regular security updates. Device manu-facturers will release updates to address threats and correct weaknesses. Check out Bluetooth.com for tips on using products with Bluetooth technol-ogy. Also, see your cell phone manufac-turerÂs website for more advice. Q DonÂ’t get scammed using Bluetooth Lilly Ledbetter to address Executive Women luncheonLilly Ledbetter worked as a supervisor at a Goodyear tire plant in Gadsden, Ala., for 19 years. Toward the end of her career, Ms. Ledbetter began to suspect that she wasnÂt getting paid as much as her male counterparts. The rest is history. In the battle for equality in the workplace, her name is now etched in the nationÂs law books as the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. As such, Ms. LedbetterÂs story of perseverance against overwhelming odds will be told at the Executive Women of the Palm BeachesÂ 30th Annual Women in Leadership Awards Luncheon on May 2, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Born in rural Alabama during the Depression, Ms. Ledbetter learned the value of hard work and tenacity at an early age, WILA said in a prepared statement. She married and raised two daughters, and also attended college and found success as an office manager and as assistant financial aid director at Jacksonville State University. In 1979, she took a job as a line manager at a Goodyear tire plant and was soon promoted. It was 19 years later, when her suspicions were confirmed by an anony-mous note in her mailbox Â„ there was a substantial disparity in pay. Ms. Ledbetter filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A jury agreed and ordered Goodyear to pay Ms. Ledbetter what she was due. The verdict, however, was appealed and reached the Supreme Court. Here, she lost the appeal on a statute of limitations. Undaunted, she began lobbying Congress. In 2009, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act became law, passed by both Republicans and Democrats. It estab-lished new standards to ensure equal pay for equal work. She is now working to pass the Pay Check Fairness Bill, which will offer more protection for women and minorities. The Women In Leadership Awards Luncheon honors women from three community sectors Â„ volunteer, public and private -Â„ whose talents and quali-ties have made an impact in their busi-ness and charitable activities. For information about sponsorships to support EWPBÂs programs or to buy tickets, call 684-9117, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.ewpb.org. Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________LEDBETTER Paul Acevedo, M.D., has been named medical director of the Memory Disorder Center at St. MaryÂs Medical Center, the hospital announced. The Memory Disor-der Center is one of 15 state-designated memory disorder centers in Florida offer-ing comprehensive evaluation of patients with memory loss. Dr. Acevedo is a bilin-gual neurologist who will lead the diag-nostic testing, treatment and referral for individuals experiencing changes in their memory, the hospital said in a prepared statement. The Memory Disorder Center is the only one in Palm Beach County located in a medical facility and will continue to focus on recognizing memory problems, scheduling treatment, planning and follow-up care. Team members at the Memory Disor-der Center include neurologists, neuro-psychologists, psy-chiatrists, registered nurses and licensed clinical social workers. Each individual at the Memory Disorder Center receives a specific comprehensive evaluation that includes several typical medical evaluations including: cognitive or neuropsychological tests, brain scans using some of the latest MRI or CT technology, health history and a physical examination. These, among other tests, are used to rule out treatable conditions and arrive at a diagnosis. Memory Disor-der Center reviews include a neurologi-cal evaluation to check balance, sensory abilities or reflexes and a review of lab results to exclude possible metabolic con-ditions or vitamin deficiencies. Carepart-ners are encouraged to participate in treatment; memory loss and dementia are family diseases. They are asked to provide a complete memory history and functional evaluation. Caregiver burden is also ascertained. Dr. Acevedo specializes in adult neurology and stroke. He currently serves as assis-tant clinical professor/director neurology clerkship at the University of Vermont and as an assistant clinical professor at Florida Atlantic University. Q St. MaryÂ’s names director of memory disorder center SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ACEVEDO
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The Marshall Foundation is based in Palm Beach County and cham-pions the restoration and preservation of the greater Everglades, an ecosystem that is unique in the world but whose survival depends heavily on present-day stewardship. In 1998, the Marshall Foundation took this cause to heart. This charitable organization pro-vides science-based education and out-reach programs that serve yearly more than 25,000 ele-mentary and high school students in Palm Beach County. It provides awards for scholarships and internships that focus on environmental education and restores wetland areas by engag-ing thousands of volunteers in planting native Florida trees. Ms. Kaufman was an inspiration to those who recognize and appreciate as she did the importance of conserving the Everglades. Her loss is a poignant reminder that protecting the River of Grass requires a generational commit-ment beyond the limitations of one lifetime to lead. The world has grown small and highly connected. It is no lon-ger possible to pay so little heed and be so careless about passing on the buck of our responsibilities. The inheritance of past environmental folly is that we are the generation of now-or-never stew-ardship. T hatÂs the driving spirit behind the Marshall Foundation. We should be prepared for leadership transitions but, as in the loss of Ms. Kaufman, we canÂt always be. A successful organization must often sus-tain its effort many years beyond the leaders that found or relay its mission forward. We can appreciate the neces-sity of extending organizational con-stancy beyond the contributions of one individual. The passing of time is an irrefutable force only managed in incre-ments. One may choose the moment or the moment may choose you; but the moment of change itself is inevitable. Change is thus an established part of the career track in the nonprofit com-munity. Professionals move frequently in, out and across the porous borders of the nonprofit world. It is seldom a linear path. After a 20-year career as a financial analyst, Ms. Kaufman joined the Marshall Foundation in 2005. With the benefit of hindsight, signposts some-times reveal the logic of such formi-dable choices. The genesis of important transitions may remain latent for a long time in the rush of life, until awakened by the discovery of a passion you didnÂt know you had. Then itÂs a game changer. In philanthropy, a charitable passion is often a family affair. Family founda-tions are created and led by individu-als who share kinship as well as vision and values that define a cause mutually shared. Such beginnings foster remark-able stories. The Marshall Foundation story began in the early 80s as a vision of Art Marshall to bring students and senior scientists together on projects to restore the Everglades. His own untimely death forestalled the fulfillment of his dream until Mr. MarshallÂs nephew, John Arthur Mar-shall, took up the torch. With his spouse, Nancy, the couple made the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation a reality. Josette Kaufman, the daughter of Nancy and stepdaughter of John, became its first executive director. Loss is amplified beyond the personal in such circumstances because so many have been touched by both the family and the cause. In many traditions of faith, we come together as a community to acknowl-edge how profound our loss when someone passes. We stoke the embers of our hope with our memories; and in the presence and rawness of our grief, we are pulled forward by the life force created as we gather for the shared moment of farewell. As remembrances are shared, we are reminded how this person in our life, changed our life and the lives of others. So it was with Ms. Kaufman. In philanthropy, we often reflect upon what it means to leave a legacy that endures on a scale measured in perpe-tuity. To see that impossible hope come to fruition liberates the human spirit and enables it to soar above the limita-tions and fragility of life. Ms. Kaufman, by example of her leadership and commitment, ignited in many a vision of environmental stew-ardship that will live on as her legacy. She belongs now and forever to the future of our River of Grass. Q Â„ Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian and the immediate past President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin County. Her professional career spans more than twenty-five 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 email@example.com and follow Lilly on Twitter @llilly15. Environmental stewardship will live on as the legacy of Josette Kaufman l s g s o p t leslie LILLYllilly16@gmail.com A successful organization must often sustain its effort many years beyond the leaders that found or relay its mission forward. We can appreciate the necessity of extending organizational constancy beyond the contributions of one individual. KAUFMAN
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INSIDE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B1 A GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENEWEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 Must-see: Â“Exit the KingÂ”Our critic says the Dramaworks production is a tour de force. B16X Water Bar closesJohn Spoto to open in Stuart, after closing in PGA Commons. B23 XSociety photosSee who was out and about in Palm Beach County. B20-22 X Maltz wins CarbonellsThe Jupiter theater and its actors swept the categories for musicals. B3 X FLORIDA WEEKLY The Society of the Four Arts is closing its season larger than it began. T hatÂs right Â„ larger Â„ thanks to the opening of the 20,000-square-foot Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building. The former Palm Beach Public School building, which opened in March, houses classrooms, a 250-seat theater, a demonstration kitchen and housing for an artist in resi-dence. It brings all of the SocietyÂs Campus on the Lake adult education programs together under one roof. ÂIt was set up for an education facility, just not one for the 21st century,ÂŽ said Harry Elson, the New York architect who headed the remodeling project, literally Âfrom soup to nuts.ÂŽ The Mediterranean Revival exterior of the building remains much as it did before the renovation. But the interior has been transformed into a contemporary, light-filled space. The design team demolished a 1950s addition on the south side of the building, where a new main entrance was built facing the SocietyÂs parking lot and the Philip Hulitar What was old isNEW AGAIN BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comThe Norton Museum of ArtÂs two latest exhibitions could not be stronger studies in contrast. The first, ÂThe Radical Camera: New YorkÂs Photo League, 1936-1951ÂŽ documents life on the streets of the Big Apple. The second, which draws on material of the same era, ÂDoris DukeÂs Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art,ÂŽ brings together photographs, artwork and furnishings from heiress DukeÂs Hawaiian retreat. Without question, they hail from different worlds. Those New York photographers documented the joy and anguish of life in the big city. And Shangri La provided a sanctuary for Miss Duke from the Depression-era press, which was endlessly fascinated by the millionaire heiress. The Photo League exhibition of 150 images, organized by Mason Klein, cura-tor of fine arts at The Jewish Museum, and Catherine Evans, the William and Sarah Ross Curator of photography at the Columbus Museum of Art, has been on tour. The Norton is its final stop. Tim Wride, Ms. EvansÂ counterpart at the Norton, led a tour of the show. ÂThe flash point of the league is that here you have all these photographers. At what point is photography art and at what point is it document? At what point does documentary become art and art become documentary?ÂŽ he said. ItÂs a valid question, because much of the work is straight photography. Then you start to notice this reflection and that shadow, and those ele-ments help tell the story behind the image. The Norton has used JeromeNorton exhibitions highlight two different worlds Society of the Four Arts rethinks Â’20s school building to teach future generations PHOTOS BY SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY Architect Harry Elson reoriented the main entrance when he planned out the space for the Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach. The 1920s building originally was part of Palm Beach Public School. A sitting area offers plenty of natural light and incorporates mate-rials that 1920s architects, like Addison Mizner, would have used.SEE FOUR ARTS, B4 X BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comSEE NORTON, B4 X
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Maltz sweeps Carbonells for musical productions BY BILL HIRSCHMANSpecial to Florida WeeklyThe Maltz Jupiter Theatre Âs spirited version of ÂThe Music ManÂŽ took five Carbonell Awards including best musi-cal, and the MaltzÂs inventive re-imagin-ing of the 1964 warhorse ÂHello, Dolly!ÂŽ garnered three awards Â„ shutting out ActorsÂ PlayhouseÂs critically-acclaimed production of the cutting edge musical ÂNext to Normal.ÂŽ The 37th annual Carbonells, named after the sculptor whose egg-like stat-ues are presented, are among the oldest surviving regional theater awards in the country. This yearÂs ceremony was April 1 at the Broward Center for the Perform-ing Arts. ÂRuined,ÂŽ GableStageÂs dark depiction of ordinary people struggling to survive an African civil war in the 21st Century, dominated the honors in the straight play categories, including a best actress statue for the popular veteran Lela Elam. This yearÂs ceremony was a bitter-sweet event in which nearly 100 nomina-tions recognized three companies that closed in 2012 and five troupes mount-ing their first works in 2012. Sadly, only one of the sh utter ed theaters, the Mosaic Theatre of Planta-tion, left its last Carbonell ceremony with an award: Matt CoreyÂs sound for the theaterÂs last produc-tion, ÂThe Birds.ÂŽ The Maltz was the theater most needing a van to cart home its haul with nine awards, not unex-pected since it led the pack with 23 nomi-nations for ÂMusic Man,ÂŽ ÂDollyÂŽ and ÂCabaret.ÂŽ Matt Loehr, the ebullient song and dance man, scored the rare accomplish-ment of winning both categories he was nominated in: best supporting actor for his shy swain Cornelius Hackl in ÂHello, Dolly!ÂŽ and for his leading role as con man Harold Hill in ÂThe Music Man.ÂŽ Near the end of the ceremony, he performed HillÂs patter come-on ÂYa Got TroubleÂŽ to an audience of theater pros who instinctively filled in the chorusÂ part of the call and response finale. Loehr, currently appearing in New York in ÂThe Book of Mormon,ÂŽ won the best actor award in 2011 for his affable playboy turned performer in the MaltzÂs ÂCrazy For You.ÂŽ Loehr said when accepting the supporting role award, ÂThis is overwhelm-ing. This was the greatest dream come true in my life.ÂŽ Vicki Lewis dug deeply into the emotional truth of Dolly Levi, making audi-ences forget Carol Channing and win-ning her the Carbonell. Marcia Milgrom Dodge, who was in Denver helming the premiere of a musi-cal version of ÂSense & Sensibility,ÂŽ won the musical directing Carbonell for her work on ÂDolly.ÂŽ Critics and patrons enthusiastically embraced her fresh overhaul, recon-ceived down to having Dolly enter the Harmonia Gardens in a bright green gown rather than the traditional fire engine red. Angie Radosh, who won the best supporting actress in a play award last year, took the same award for her work as the pragmatic landlady in the MaltzÂs musi-cal ÂCabaret.ÂŽ The best scenic design went to Michael Amico for his lovely dilapi-dated boathouse overgrown with foliage in Palm Beach DramaworksÂ ÂTalleyÂs Folly.ÂŽ Amico has often been nominated but never won for his detailed sets at Dramaworks, notable for his attention to props and set dressing. He was unable to attend the ceremonies, but he said Friday that he had been collecting ideas for the scenery for many years. DramaworksÂ Producing Artistic Director William Hayes said, accepting the award, ÂHeÂs been a Godsend. HeÂs not here because weÂve burned him out.ÂŽ Q 7th Annual Carbonell Award WinnersMUSICALSQ Best Production: ÂThe Music Man,Â Maltz Jupiter TheatreQ Best Actor: Matt Loehr, ÂThe Music Man,Â MaltzQ Best Actress: Vicki Lewis, ÂHello, Dolly!,Â MaltzQ Best Director: Marcia Milgrom Dodge, ÂHello, Dolly!,Â MaltzQ Best Supporting Actor: Matt Loehr, ÂHello, Dolly!,Â MaltzQ Best Supporting Actress: Angie Radosh, ÂCabaret,Â MaltzQ Best Musical Direction: Anane Shuttlesworth, ÂThe Music Man,Â MaltzQ Best Choreography: Shea Sullivan, ÂThe Music Man,Â MaltzPLAYSQ Best Production: ÂRuined,Â GableStageQ Best Director: Joseph Adler, ÂRuined,Â GableStageQ Best Actor: Tom Wahl, ÂI Am My Own Wife,Â Zoetic StageQ Best Actress: Lela Elam, ÂRuined,Â GableStageQ Best Supporting Actor: Robert Strain, ÂRuined,Â GableStageQ Best Supporting Actress: Elena Maria Garcia, ÂMoscow,Â Zoetic StageQ Best New Work: ÂMoscow,Â Michael McKeever, Zoetic StageQ Best Ensemble: ÂRumors,Â Broward Stage Door TheatreDESIGNQ Best Scenic: Michael Amico, ÂTalleyÂs Folly,Â Palm Beach DramaworksQ Best Lighting: Margaret M. Ledford, ÂThe Turn of the Screw,Â The Naked StageQ Best Costume: Jose M. Rivera, ÂThe Music Man,Â MaltzQ Best Sound: Matt Corey, ÂThe Birds,Â Mosaic TheatreSpecial AwardsQ George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts: Mario Ernesto Snchez Q Ruth Foreman Award: ActorsÂ Equity AssociationLOEHR LEWIS DODGE FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 B3
B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYSculpture Garden. And because the state of Florida and town of Palm Beach have specific requirements for restroom placement, that meant ignoring the original plan. ÂWe re-diagrammed the building. We took the bones, took the interior layout and put all of the services on the south courtyard, making it a focal point for the new entrance,ÂŽ Mr. Elson said. Classrooms now face the north side of the building, a 250-seat theater fills w hat had been the schoolÂs auditorium, and a 75-seat auditorium sits at the ready for lectures and classes. ÂBecause it was a new building for the Four Arts, it meant that we had an opportunity to push in a slightly different direction. As a contemporary edu-cation facility, we saw an opportunity to create a building within the build-ing,ÂŽ Mr. Elson said. The contemporary glass and bronze entrance portico is visitorsÂ first cue that change has been afoot. ÂIf we did what we thought architects from the Â20s and Â30s would do it would detract from the original,ÂŽ Mr. Elson said. Still, it is a design that looks back while looking forward. ÂWe took our cues from Palm Beach. We looked at Mizner and (Marion Sims Wyeth). We looked at (Maurice) Fatio, the great architects of the Â20s and Â30s in Palm Beach. Their buildings actually were quite simple in how they orga-nized them,ÂŽ he said. He cited Addison MiznerÂs use of a two-story entrance hall in most of the homes and buildings he designed. ÂThere was always a grand gesture. Most of the material palettes are quite simple. Stucco, cast stone with Florida pecky cypress and dramatic, oversized fireplaces. It was really a very spare materials palette,ÂŽ Mr. Elson said. Those materials make a statement in a quiet way. Wood paneling covers the walls. Tile paves the floors, much as it would have in a Mizner building. And MiznerÂs fabled antiqued bronze chandeliers and sconces? ÂWe reinterpreted that in satin bronze. We designed those as a way to link between the 20th and the 21st cen-tury, and Mizner always had these fabu-lous light fixtures,ÂŽ Mr. Elson said. One can pay tribute to the past without copying it. ÂWhen you walk into a building there should be a memory of Palm Beach,ÂŽ he said. And that memory all came together during the buildingÂs gala last month. The theater space was filled with tables and decorated in a Chinese New YearÂs theme, with lots of red. There was a dance troupe onstage, followed by cabaret master Steve Ross. ÂIt was a wonderful to announce the space because it truly demonstrated it was a multipurpose space,ÂŽ Mr. Elson said, adding, ÂDance, theater, spoken word. I couldnÂt have imagined it more perfect than that scene.ÂŽ Q The Society of the Four Arts is at 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Call 6557226 or visit fourarts.org.FOUR ARTSFrom page 1The Society of the Four Arts recently hosted Gavin Glakas as its first artist in residence. Mr. Glakas painted and taught classes in the Palm Beach organizationÂs Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building. As artist in residence, Mr. Glakas, who lives in Wash-ington, D.C., spent two weeks at the Four Arts. ÂItÂs always great for an artist to be associated with a museum in any way,ÂŽ he said. He also had been commissioned to paint a portrait of Fitz Eugene Dixon and his wife, Edith, and was grateful for the exposure. ÂI love teaching, I love painting. I teach the class in the morning, and I go out and paint in the garden in the after-noon,ÂŽ he said. He grew up in Washington and went to college in St. Louis, both of which had similar climates. ÂThen I come down here, and weÂre in Palm Beach but it could just as eas-ily be Burma or Africa or some other place. To paint all of that great foliage, I just love it,ÂŽ he said. Mr. Glakas found the midto late winter light fascinating. ÂIt throws me for a loop because IÂm used to being in places like this in the summer, where the sun sets at 9 or 10, so IÂll bring my paints out at 4 and paint until the sun sets, and here the sun sets at 6 or 6:15 because itÂs the beginning of March and IÂm just getting used to it,ÂŽ he said. Q Â„ Scott SimmonsSociety has its first artist in residenceLieblingÂs ÂB utterfly Boy, New York, 1949ÂŽ to publicize the exhibition. The image is compelling: A young boy stands with his hands in his coat pock-ets. The coat is open lik e a b utterflyÂs wings or a superheroÂs cape. Regard-less, his expression is solemn and the picture invites you to reflect. In WeegeeÂs photograph, ÂMax Is Rushing in the Bagels to a Restaurant on Second Avenue for the Morning Trade,ÂŽ circa 1940, the subject emerges from the dark carrying wires hanging with bagels. It was contemporary to Weegee (born Arthur Fellig), but to a modern viewer, Max emerges not just from the dark but also from the past in a moment of time that will not be repeated. Weegee went on to become one of the best-known photographers of the 20th century. So did other members, including W. Eugene Smith, Lisette Model, Berenice Abbott and Aaron Sis-kind. In addition to providing low-cost darkrooms, the Photo League offered basic and advanced classes in photogra-phy at a time when such courses were not offered in colleges or other schools. But despite their talents, the Photo League slipped away as the Red Scare tore away at many of its members. ÂWere a lot of these members leftists? Yes. Had a lot of them as kids joined the Communist Party? Âƒ There is that moment if you want to advocate for change, there was a propensity just to sign,ÂŽ Mr. Wride said. For added perspective, the Norton brought in three former Photo League members, Sonia Handelman Meyer, Marvin Newman and Ida Wyman, who participated in a panel discussion on their work. Mr. Newman worked as a magazine photographer Â„ Sports Illustrated still uses his shots, and during a press meet and greet, Mr. Newman, 86, was avidly taking pictures. Ida Wyman still shoots as well; when she moved six years ago from New York to Madison, Wis., she took her darkroom with her. She primarily shoots digitally. ÂI was torn between, do I want to continue with film because I really couldnÂt go down to the basement,ÂŽ she said. Ms. Wyman, 87, keeps a few rolls of film in the refrigerator, just in case. ÂI still think of myself as a black-andwhite film photographer, and when IÂm walking or doing anything, IÂm always seeing pictures and wish we were advanced technologically that I could have a built-in device in my forehead to take a picture,ÂŽ she said. Ms. Meyer, 93, no longer shoots.After leaving the league, she shot nature photographs. ÂRecently, IÂve tried to use a digital camera and I hate it. I feel no bond with it. I hold it up and thereÂs a pic-ture but itÂs not mine,ÂŽ she said. The pictures Ms. Meyer sees when she peers through a digital camera may not be hers, but there is no disput-ing that everything about Shangri La belonged to Doris Duke. The heiress and philanthropist began construction on the 5-acre Hawaiian compound in 1937 and continued to fill it with works of Islamic art right up to her death in 1993. Now a museum, Ms. DukeÂs home has a local connection Â„ Marion Sims Wyeth, who designed the Norton MuseumÂs original building and several homes in Palm Beach, was its principal architect. Ms. Duke traveled to Muslim countries across Africa and Asia to build the collection and even bought whole rooms to incorporate into the modern-ist structure. This exhibition, curated by Donald Albrecht and Tom Mellins, brings together film footage of Shangri La under construction and photographs of Ms. Duke traveling and shopping for her home. ÂDuke was very eclectic and very nontraditional in what she collected. Given her fortune, she could have col-lected only the best of the best and what a museum would have, but she collected with an eye for this place,ÂŽ Mr. Albrecht said. Her elaborately coffered living room ceiling, for example, was made by a company in Morocco. At first it seems traditional.Look again, and that ceiling has indirect lighting, so popular in the 1930s. Furniture, screens and textiles also are part of this exhibition, and large format illuminated photographs of the objects in their respective rooms give viewers a sense of scale. Schematic drawings reveal some of the thought process that went into the creation of the home. A dress Ms. Duke wore adorns a mannequin next to a photograph of Ms. Duke in the dress, and cases display jewelry she collected. While the exhibition does little to reveal the woman, it goes a long way toward addressing one womanÂs quest to create a sanctuary for herself. She did it admirably. Q NORTONFrom page 1 >>What: Â“The Radical Camera: New YorkÂ’s Photo League, 1936-1951,Â” through June 16, and Â“Doris DukeÂ’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art,Â” through July 14>>Where: Norton Museum of Art, 1415 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach>>Cost: General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for Mem-bers and children ages 12 and under. Special group rates are available. West Palm Beach resi-dents receive free admission every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the rst Saturday of each month with proof of residency.>>Info: 832-5196, or visit www.norton.org in the know GLAKAS SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY The new theater at the Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building can seat 250 for concerts, lec-tures and other events. TIM STREET-PORTER 2011 DORIS DUKE FOUNDATION FOR ISLAMIC ART, HONOLULU, HAWAII Doris Duke bought the Syrian Room in the Middle East to be installed at Shangri La. Â“Butterfly Boy, New York,Â” 1949, by Jerome Liebling (1924-2011)
B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYPlease send calendar listings to firstname.lastname@example.org. At The Atlantic Arts The Atlantic Arts Theater is at 6743 W. Indiantown Road, No. 34, Jupiter. Call 575-4942 or visit www.theatlanticthe-ater.com.QThe Jove Comedy Experience Â— April 6, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 QComedian Dave Williamson Â— April 13, 8 p.m. Tickets: $20QThe Rejects Improv Â— April 19, 7 & 9 p.m. Tickets: $15QClasses Â— meet weekly and run February the end of May. Call 575-4422.QSeniors: Acting: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Creative Writing: Thursdays, 12:30-2 p.m.QTheater Production: Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m. $80 a month.QStand-Up Comedy: Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Teens and Adults. $300 per session. Performance at end of session.QAdult Dance: Hip Hop/Jazz: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thurs-days, 11 a.m.-noon; Beginners: Wednes-days, 8-9 p.m.QAdult Dance: Ballet Beginners: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m.QImprov Comedy: Adult Beginners, Mondays, 7:30-9 p.m. $110 a month.QPhotography: Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. $110 and 7:30-9 p.m. $110 a month. At The Borland The Borland Center for Performing Arts is at Midtown, 4885 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Call 904-3130 or visit www.theborlandcenter.org.QPeter Pan Â— April 5-7 and 12-14. Tickets: $25QComedy Night Fundraiser Â— Featuring Comedian Dean Napolitano. April 18, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $25Palm Beach Dramawor ksÂ Don & Ann Brown Theatre is at 201 N. Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Call 514-4042, Ext. 2, or visit www. palmbeach-dramaworks.com.Q Â“Exit the KingÂ” Â— March 29-April 28. Tickets: $47 (preview); $55 (evening/matinee); $70 (opening night). QÂ“The Heidi ChroniclesÂ” Â— Playwright Master Series reading, 7 p.m. April 8 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 9. Tick-ets:$18.QÂ“An Actor Walks into ChinaÂ” Â— Book launch and reading by actor/ author Colin McPhillamy, 2:30 p.m. April 18. Tickets: $10; includes a copy of the book.QKnowledge & Nibbles Â— Lunch and discussion of the play ÂDancing at Lughnasa,ÂŽ 11:30 a.m. May 22. Tickets: $25 guild members, $30 non-members. Reservations required. At The Duncan The Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College, Congress Avenue, Lake Worth. Call (561) 868-3309 or visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/theatre/duncan-theatre.QMaestros in Concert: Zakir Hussain & Pandit Sharma Â— 8 p.m. April 6. Tickets: $29.QDoktor Kaboom! Â— May 04 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 www.eissey-campustheatre.org.QIndian River Pops Orchestra presents Â“Serenade to SpringÂ” Â— 7 p.m. April 7. Tickets:$25. QEissey Campus Drama Club presents Â“Off Broadway & Under the Big TopÂ” Â— 8 p.m. April 9 & 10. Free.QBenjamin School Spring Music Festival Â— 7 p.m. April 11. Tickets: $5. QPalm Beach Suzuki School of Music 9th Annual Spring Show-case Â— 12 p.m. April 14. Tickets: $10. QBritannia and Beyond Â— April 22 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $15/Adults & $7/Students. Call 561-207-5900QPalm Beach Gardens Concert Band presents their Â“Scholar-ship Concert.Â” Â— April 24 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $15. Call 561-207-5900QKeep FlippinÂ’ Gymnastics presents Â“Flips Back In Time.Â” Â— April 27 at 2:00 p.m. & April 28 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets: $18. Call 561-745-2511.QPalm Beach State College Music Department presents Concert Band & Concert Cho-rus Â— April 30 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $10. Call 561-207-5900 At The Four Arts The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Gallery and box office (561) 655-7226 or visit www.fourarts.org. QThe Great British Oscar Winners with Barrie Ingham Â— 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Every Monday through April 8. $150 per session.QKruger Brothers with special guests Â— 3 p.m. April 14. Tickets: $15. QArt Exhibition: Â“FloridaÂ’s WetlandsÂ” Â— Through June 30 in The Mary Alice Fortin ChildrenÂs Art Gal-lery.QÂ“Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery Â— Through March 30. At The Lighrhouse QHike Through History Â— Apr 6, 8 a.m. FreeQJupiter Inlet Lighthouse Lectures Â— Mr. Juan Riera: Spanish Missions of Florida: Conquistadors, Mis-sionaries and Indians. Apr. 19, 6 p.m. Free. QFlorida Lighthouse Day Â— April 20, 10am-4pm. Honoring the Sunshine StateÂs treasured maritime heritage sen-tinels. Two-for-One Admission. Children must be at least 48ÂŽ tall to climb tower. 500 Captain ArmourÂs Way, Jupiter, 561-747-8380, www.jupiterlighthouse.org, At The Kravis The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. For tickets, call 832-7469 or log on to www.kravis.org.QRobert Dubac: Free Range Thinking Â— April 4-7; 7:30. Tickets: $32QMonterey Jazz Festival Â— April 11, 8 p.m. TIckets: $15-$100QKenny Rogers Â— April 12, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-$100.QAbba the Concert Â— April 13, 8 p.m. Tickets: $38-$85.QMiami City Ballet Â— The 20122013 season ends with the Broadway-inspired ÂSlaughter on Tenth Avenue,ÂŽ and a work by Jerome Robbins. April 5-7. Tickets start at $20. ÂDances at a Gather-ingÂŽ (Robbins/Chopin) Ten dancers, live Chopin piano music, endlessly beautiful and original invention Â… a celebration of dance, dancers... and life. ÂSlaughter on Tenth AvenueÂŽ (Balanchine/Rodg-ers) Taken from the hit Rodgers and Hart Broadway musical ÂOn Your Toes,ÂŽ this is a story of gangsters, strippers and an attempted murder plot revealed just in time. Fast-paced, with tap dancing and talking parts, this is wildly entertaining dance. 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 Â— 3:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 12 and under. QFridays Â— Story time at the Lake Park Public Library. Ages 5 and under. Parents must attend. 10 am. Call 881-3330 for reservation.QSaturdays: Adult Writing Critique Group Â— 10:30 am -1 pm; 16 years of age and up.QSaturdays: Free Federal Tax Help & Filing Â— every Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm sponsored by AARPQTuesdays Â— Anime Club. For ages 12 years and up. 6:00-7 pmQApril 2 Â— Twilight Tales Sponsored by Bridges at Lake Park. 5:30 p.m. Bilin-gual story time. At The Lake Worth Playhouse The Lake Worth Playhouse is at 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Call 586-6410 or visit www.lakeworthplayhouse.org. For films, call 296-9382.QGhost Hunt Â— April 6, 9:15 PM to April 7, 1:00 AMQÂ“Barnum the Big Top MusicalÂ” Â— Thursdays-Sundays April 11-28. Tickets: $25-$35QFilm Â— April 5-11: ÂShadows of Forgotten AncestorsÂŽ and ÂFree Radicals.ÂŽ At MacArthur Park John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Welcome and Nature Center is at 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive in North Palm Beach. Call 624-6952 or visit www.macarthurbeach.org.QLearn to Kayak Â— April 7; 10:00Â…11 a.m.QBirding Â— April 7; 10:00-11 a.m. QGreat American Cleanup Â— April 13; 10 a.m.QNature walk Â— 10-11 a.m. daily. QAnimal feeding Â— 11 a.m. weekends in the Nature Center At The Maltz The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is at 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Call 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.QÂ“If You Give a Mouse a CookieÂ” Â— April 16. QOklahoma Â— May 18 at 7:30 p.m & 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $20 for adults; $15 for children. Performances will take place at the Jupiter Community High School Auditorium, 500 Military Trail, Jupiter. a t t d L A f w Q Â— Q P P 3 Q WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOCOURTESY PHOTOAbba the Concert comes to the Kravis Center at 8 pm. April 13. Tickets start at $15. Call 832-7469. At Dramaworks
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO At The MosÂ’Art The M osÂArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit www.mosarttheatre.com.QFilms: April 4: Â56 Up.ÂŽ April 5-11: ÂWar WitchÂŽ, ÂWelcome to the Punch.ÂŽ 7:15 p.m. April 6: ÂWhere the Trail Ends.ÂŽQLive performance: ÂLive Â„ LoudÂŽ 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 www.mounts.org.QÂ“Stories in the GardenÂ” Â— April 12, 10 am Â… 11 am. Children 2-5 yrs old, with adult supervision. FREEQPhotographing Butterflies Â— April 13, 7:00 am. Cost: $30. Q Going NativeÂ…Bringing Butterflies & Nature into Your Yard Â— 9:00 am. Members: $35 non-members: $40QButterfly Fest Â— April 13, 1:00 pm. Members free, non-members: $5 sug-gested donation.QCreative Vertical Gardening: Growing Up Â— April 20, 9:00 am. Members: $30, non-members: $35 At PBAU Palm Beach Atlantic University, 901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. For tickets: 803-2970 or email@example.com.QÂ“Cabaret: The Original 1966 Broadway MusicalÂ” Â— April 11-13; April 17-20 Fresh Markets QSailfish Marina Sunset Celebration Â— 6 p.m. Thursdays. Shop for arts and crafts made by artists from around the country. Sailfish Marina, east of the Intracoastal, just south of Blue Heron Boulevard, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449.QThe Abacoa Green Market Â— 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.QWest Palm Beach GreenMarket Â— Shop more than 90 vendors featuring local produce, baked goods, herbs, teas, flowers and more. Free park-ing in the Banyan Boulevard and Evernia Street garages during market hours. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays year-round at the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 101 S. Fla-gler Drive. Visit wpb.org/greenmarket.QPalm Beach Gardens Green Market Â— 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens; 630-1100 or visit www.pbgfl.com.QJupiter Green & Artisan Market Â— 5-9 p.m. Fridays through April, Riverwalk Events Plaza, 150 S. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Free. Includes baked goods, fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, pet products and more. Vendors welcome. Contact Harry Welsh at (203) 222-3574 or visit www.harrysmarkets.com.QSunday Artisan Market at the Waterfront in West Palm Beach Â— 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Sunday through April 28. Featuring everything creative but food. Clematis Street at Flagler Drive. Call Harry Welsh at (203) 222-3574 or visit www.Harrysmarkets.com. Thursday, April 4 QPalm Beach International Film Festival Â— Screenings will be held April 4-11 at various locations Â„ Muvi-co 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 Mar-ketplace, Delray Beach Cost: Platinum festival passes are available for $350, and include priority admission for one to the opening night film and party, all regular festival screenings, closing night and the Silver Screen Splash event. Pre-miere passes are $225, which provides admission to the opening and closing night films and parties as well as all reg-ular festival screenings. Gold passes are available for $175, which provides admis-sion to all films and seminars. Indi-vidual tickets for special events are also available. Individual screening tickets, which are $10 general admission and $7 for seniors and students, will be avail-able in advance at www.pbifilmfest.org or can be purchased at the respective theatersÂ box office during the festival; 362-0003 or visit www.pbifilmfest.org.QArtist Romero Britto and jewelry designer Orianne CollinsÂ’ debut at A.R.T. Palm Beach Â— April 4 from 6-8 pm. 249 Worth Ave, Palm Beach.Guests must rsvp to: email@example.com.Q Art & Wine on Osceola Â— a monthly art opening reception at MollyÂs House. April 4, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Complimen-tary champagne and appetizers. Meet the artists.Tickets: $2.00 or a wish list item donation. 430 SE Osceola St. Stuart. www.mollyshouse.org (772) 223-6659.QNew Member Mingle for the 2013-14 League Year Â— April 4, 6:30 Â… 8:30 p.m. Junior League of the Palm Beaches, 470 Columbia Drive, Building F, West Palm Beach. Contact: Katie Gamble, 459-6034, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jlpb.org.QStory time session at the Loxahatchee River Center Â— 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit www.loxahatcheeriver.org/rivercenter.QLe Cercle Francais Â— Francophiles and Francophones can join for a monthly gathering at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month (next session April 11), in membersÂ homes. Call 744-0016.QBingo Â— Noon every Thursday at the Moose Lodge, 3600 RCA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens. Lunch available at 11 a.m. Packs start at $15. $250 games. 626-4417.QClematis by Night Â— Live music 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Clematis Street at the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach. April 4: Orange Sunshine; April 11: Marijah & the Reggae Allstars; April 18: Taylor Road; April 25: Panic Disor-der. Free; 8221515 or visit www.clematisbynight.net.QStudio Parties Â— Free group lesson at 7 p.m., followed by parties 8-10 p.m. Thursdays, AlexanderÂs Ballroom, 51 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Cost: $15 per person; 747-0030 or alexandersball-room.com.QDance Tonight Â— Open Latin/ Ballroom Mix Party every Thursday. Group Lesson 7:15-8 p.m.; Party 8-10 p.m.; Admission: $20 (theme $25) for entire evening, includes light buffet. 914 Park Ave., Lake Park; 844-0255.QSusan Merritt Trio and Guests Â— 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Wine Dive, 319 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. No cover; 318-8821.QThe Great Books Reading and Discussion Group Â— meets at 10 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month (next session April 4) Barnes & Noble coffee shop, 11380 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. Discussion in ÂShared InquiryÂŽ format. Free; 624-4358. Friday, April 5 QFriends of Loxahatchee River Meeting: Historian Richard Pro-cyk & Â“Seminole Battles on the Loxahatchee RiverÂ” Â— 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 email@example.comQShabbat BÂ’Yachad (Shabbat Together) Â— For young families, 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of each month, at 10:30 a.m. (next session is April 12) at JCC North (located in Midtown on PGA Boulevard). This free program is an opportunity for children to experi-ence ShabbatÂs celebratory rituals with parents, family members or caregivers. Call 640-5603 or email VeronicaM@JCConline.com.QDowntown Live Â— 7-10 p.m. Fridays at Downtown at the GardensÂ Cen-tre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600.QJupiter Green & Artisan Market Â— 5-9 p.m. Fridays through April, Riverwalk Events Plaza, 150 S. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Free. Includes baked goods, fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, pet products and more. Vendors welcome. Contact Harry Welsh at (203) 222-3574 or visit www.harrysmarkets.com. Saturday, April 6 QKids Story Time Â— 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; free. Visit www.marinelife.org.QPublic Fish Feedings at the Loxahatchee River Center Â— 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Wild & Scenic and Deep Marine Tanks, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit www.loxahatcheeriver.org/rivercenter.QDowntown Live Â— 7-10 p.m. Saturdays at Downtown at the GardensÂ Cen-tre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600QPalm BeachÂ’s Living Room Jazz Series Â— Presented by JAMS
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Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd. Tickets: 877-722-2820 or www.jamsociety.org. Sunday, April 7 QSunday Brunch and Polo Â— 2 p.m. (brunch); 3 p.m. (polo), Sundays through April 21, International Polo Club Palm Beach, 3667 120th Ave. S., Welling-ton. Tickets for Sunday brunch at The Pavilion and its reception 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 www.InternationalPoloClub.com or by calling 204-5687. The USPA Maserati 109th U.S. Open Polo Championship at the Interna-tional Polo Club Â„ 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 InternationalPoloClub.com or by calling 204.5687.QYom Hashoah: Community Holocaust Rememberance Event Â— April 7, 11 a.m. Susan Resnick will speak about her book, ÂYou Saved Me, Too,ÂŽ chronicling her 14-year friend-ship with holocaust survivor, Aron Lieb. All day, the names of the family members who perished in the Holocaust will be read. To include a name in the reading, the public can call 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 MelissaE@JCConline.com. www.JCConline.com Monday, April 8 QAmerican Needlepoint Guild Â— 10 a.m. every second and fourth Monday (next meeting is April 8), 110 Man-grove Bay Way, Jupiter. Call 747-7104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.QDuplicate Bridge Games Â— 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednes-days, Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Light lunch and refreshments provided. $6 guests/$2. Call ahead if you need a partner; 712-5233.QNorth Palm Beach Public Library Â— Knit & Crochet Â„ 1-4 p.m. each Monday. Library is at 303 Anchor-age Drive, North Palm Beach. Free. 841-3383.QTimely Topics Discussion Group Â— 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. Tuesday, April 9 QKenny B. Â– The vocalist and saxophonist performs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Tuesday at The Tower Restau-rant, 44 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach. For reservations, call 659-3241.QRotary Club of the Northern Palm Beaches Â— Every Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 4431 PGA Blvd, PBG. Please contact Phil Woodall for more information at 762-4000 or email email@example.comQStayman Memorial Bridge Â— Supervised play sessions with Sam Brams, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Party bridge with expert advice; no partner necessary; coffee and light refreshments. Free/Friends of the J; $6/guests; 712-5233.QZumba Class Â— 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Alexander Âs Ballroom, 651 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter; 747-0030.QMah Jongg & Canasta Play Sessions Â— 12:15-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Tables grouped by game preference (mah jongg or canas-ta) and level of skill. Coffee, cold beverages and a variety of goodies provided. Price: Free/Friends of the J; $5/guests; 712-5233. Wednesday, April 10 QHatchling Tales Â— 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free; www.marinelife.org.QBridge Classes with Sam Brams Â— 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays Â„ JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Six-week session $72 or $15/class. Pre-registration appreciated. Call Rhonda Gordon, 712-5233. Ongoing Events QÂ‘Nights at the MuseumÂ’ Â— 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 Â— Through April 13: ÂArtist as AuthorÂŽ, a collection of origi-nal artistic works and books by Palm Beach County artists, ÂManon Sander,ÂŽ original oil paintings, and ÂBarbara Bai-ley,ÂŽ solo exhibition. Cultural Council headquarters, 601 Lake Ave., downtown Lake Worth. Call 471-2901 or visit www.palmbeachculture.com.QFlagler Museum Â— Through April 21: ÂImpressions of Interiors: Gild-ed Age Paintings by Walter Gay.ÂŽ Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Museum is housed in Henry Fla-glerÂs 1902 beaux-arts mansion, White-hall; 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 Â— March 21-April 20: 35th Annual Member-Stu-dent Exhibition. Museum is at Gal-lery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-days-Fridays; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: Members free, $5 non-members ages 12 and up. Free admission Satur-days; 746-3101 or www.lighthousearts.org.QChildrenÂ’s Research Station Â— Loggerhead Marinelife Center program is designed to exercise childrenÂs 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 Â— Beading and wire wrapping classes every weekend, New Earth Gifts & Beads, Legacy Place, 11320 Legacy Ave., No. 120, Palm Beach Gardens. Classes $30 (including $15 for materials) All classes are prepaid. Details and to regis-ter, call 799-0177.QNorton Museum of Art Â— ÂDoris DukeÂs Shangri La,ÂŽ through July 14. ÂThe Radical Camera,ÂŽ through June 16. ÂLega-cy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection,ÂŽ thorugh June 2. ÂAnnie Leibovitz,ÂŽ through June 9. ÂRob Wynne: I Remember Ceramic Castles, Mermaids & Japanese Bridges,ÂŽ through Oct. 6. ÂThe Middle East and the Middle Kingdom: Islamic and Chinese Artistic Exchange,ÂŽ Through Aug. 4. Art After Dark, with music and art demonstra-tions, is 5-9 p.m. Thursdays. Admission: $12 adults, $5 visitors 13-21; free for mem-bers 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 norton.org.QPalm Beach Photographic Centre Â— The Photographic Centre is in the City Center, 415 Clematis St., down-town West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; call 253-2600 or visit www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org.QPalm Beach State College Art Gallery Â— 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. QSouth Florida Science Museum Â— Early Learning (for children 18 months to 4 years accompanied by an adult), Seven-week class from 10-11:15 a.m. $80 members; $95 non-members, 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 www.sfsm.org.QPalm Beach Zoo Â— ÂŽÂWings Over WaterÂŽ Bird Show: 11 a.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekends. ÂWild Things Show.ÂŽ: 1 p.m. weekdays; noon 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 www.palmbeachzoo.org.QPlaza Theatre Â— Through May 12: ÂWaistWatchers The Musical!ÂŽ Tickets: $45. Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 5881820 or visit www.theplazatheatre.net. Q
Adults $10 per day Kids 12 & under Free &2%3(3%!&//$s,)6%%.4%24!).-%.4 .!54)#!,6%.$/23s+)$32)$%3 "%.%&)4).' For more information visit: www.jupiterseafoodfestival.net -!).30/.3/2 30/.3/23 FREE PARKING FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 B9 CONTRACT BRIDGEFamous hand BY STEVE BECKERWhen you look at this deal, it is hard to see how declarer can fail to make three notrump after a heart lead. South wins the lead in his hand, loses the nine of spades t o EastÂs queen, takes the heart return in his hand and continues spades. West takes the ace and, say, returns a third heart. Declarer wins with dum-myÂs king, cashes the remaining spades, takes a successful diamond finesse and concedes the king of clubs to the ace to bring in nine tricks Â„ three spades, three hearts, two diamonds and a club. It all seems rather cut and dried. But thatÂs not the way it happened when the deal occurred in the 1988 Spingold Teams. Declarer won the opening heart lead with the ace and finessed the nine of spades, but East, David Berkowitz, ducked! When the nine held, South naturally repeated the finesse, losing the ten to the queen. As a result of EastÂs brilliant play, declarer was no longer able to utilize dummyÂs spades. He won EastÂs heart return with dummyÂs king, conceded a trick to the ace of spades and won the next heart, on which East showed out, with the queen. A low diamond was now led toward dummy. When West did not produce the king and cash two heart tricks, it was clear he did not have that card. So South finessed dummyÂs nine, hoping this would drive out the king. But East won with the ten and returned a club, locking declarer in his hand. South struggled awhile and eventually forced East to give him another trick to bring his total to seven, but this was small compensation for failing to make the contract. EastÂs entry-killing duck of the first spade simply proved too much to over-come. Q PUZZLE ANSWERS MacArthur Beach State Park will be exhibiting and selling works from Flor-ida Hall of Fame Artist Jackie Brice beginning April 10. Ms. BriceÂs works will be displayed in the Nature Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily until May 17. The native Floridian is an award-winning professional artist who has been painting since 1967. She studied for 11 years with her mentor and friend, A.E. Backus. Prior to her work with Backus, she studied for 10 years with Vela Boss of Miami. Her paintings appear in the permanent collections of many prominent Floridians, including FloridaÂs Chief Financial Officer and Mrs. Jeff Atwater, Sen. and Mrs. Bob Graham, and Rep. Clay Shaw. Her paintings can also be found in the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Sugar Corporation, the collections of the President and Vice President of Guatemala, and in the White House Christmas Tree Ornament Collection. In 2012 Ms. Brice was inducted in the ÂFlorida Artist Hall of Fame.ÂŽ All art shows at MacArthur Beach State Park benefit the Natural Science Education Fund. The fund was established to ensure the sustainability of the Natural Sci-ence programs, which positively impact the lives of thousands of children and adults by providing them the opportu-nity to enjoy and appreciate our natural world. Q Jackie Brice exhibiting art at MacArthur Beach State ParkSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYBRICE
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Buying a car at the best of times is a stress-ful and often frustrating experience. Even with tools like Car-Max and Auto-Check, the used car customer may not really have the infor-mation needed to make an informed decision. One business is out to change that.North Palm Beach resident Bill McLaughlin has come up with an alter-native Â„ one he hopes changes the way all of America shops for cars and trucks. Mr. McLaughlin, the former president and CEO of Starwood Vacation Resorts, was looking for something post retirement to Âget him out of the houseÂŽ when he hit on a way to not only make money but help others. ÂIÂve always been a car guy,ÂŽ he said. Setting himself up as an auto manufacturerÂs representative, he began to attend closed auctions, buying as many as 15 off-lease vehicles at a time, mostly for Northeast dealerships looking for rust-free Florida cars. His client list grew to include new car dealers from New York to Georgia Â„ dealers sold on Mr. McLaughlinÂs stringent testing and practice of charging the dealerships only $500 over his cost. He started AutoMax of America in 1992, scouring the country for luxury brands, transporting them to Florida then shipping them out as soon as pos-sible ÂAutoMax doesnÂt look like your typical car lot,ÂŽ he said of the 1351 S. Killian Drive location in Lake Park. ÂIt looks more like a maintenance place with 30-50 cars set up to ship to different parts of the country. Through word of mouth and friends of friends we started getting requests direct from the consumer and so we set up a website.ÂŽ A car buyer can log on to automax ofamerica.com and enter in exactly the type of car he or she is looking for from color, make, options, model to mileage. ÂI put in an order last Monday and we just picked up two trucks from Bill in less than a week,ÂŽ said Buddy Wit-tmann of Wittmann Building Corpora-tion in Palm Beach. ÂThere were only five of these trucks in the U.S. You couldnÂt ask for a more reliable and honest salesperson. Â It takes about a week for Mr. McLaughlin to find the requested car. He charges consumers the same $500 over wholesale fee he charges dealer-ships and if you are a veteran or in the military, the price is reduced to $250. ÂI have access to 100,000 to 150,000 cars every week,ÂŽ Mr. McLaughlin said. ÂI can find the exact car you are look-ing for. I charge less than what the dealerships charge in dealerÂs fees.ÂŽ Mr. McLaughlin, who served four years in the military, was born in West Point. His father was an instructor there. He says he has been around the military his whole life and is commit-ted to helping active service men and women, and veterans, find affordable cars. ÂI donÂt make any money on those cars,ÂŽ he said. ÂItÂs hard to find a quality car for less than $2,000. People donÂt realize how much work goes into what we do.ÂŽ Mr. McLaughlinÂs cars come with the CarFax and AutoCheck reports in addi-tion to his own condition report and post-sale inventory. He recommends all car buyers purchase extended ser-vice warranties because the cars he specializes in Â„ BMW, Acura, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus Â„ can be expen-sive to service. For information, call 632-9093. Q Not your typical car dealer BY MARILYN BAUERmbauer@floridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTOBill McLaughlin started Automax in Lake Park. SUSHI SHOWDOWN FIND US. FOLLOW US. SUNDAY APRIL 7 3Â…6PM THE ULTIMATE BATTLE BETWEEN MAN AND SUSHIRA Sushi Palm Beach Gardens announces our College Basketball Championship inspired Sushi Showdown, the ultimate contest between man and sushi. 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ÂWe are beyond excited to have begun construction to improve our facilities, with renovations that are expected to be completed prior to our 2013/14 season, Your Ticket to Great Entertainment,ÂŽ said Andrew Kato, producing artistic director, in the statement. ÂWith atten-dance at 94 percent capacity this past season, our success has finally caught up to us and confirmed a positive trend at our theater Â„ the need to grow.ÂŽ The Maltz plans to add 62 luxurious new seats in the existing second floor space to create an upstairs club level lounge. This second floor renovation will include a private entrance, glass elevator, expanded lobby, bar and rest-rooms, all adjacent to the 62 new seats. Additional executive offices will also be added to this floor, bringing the major-ity of the staff together. The theater also plans to expand and upgrade the down-stairs lobby, increase restroom capacity and add a standalone family restroom. ÂThe addition of 62 seats in our theater will mean more than 7,000 additional seats per season, and it has the potential to add more than $350,000 in earned revenue each year,ÂŽ said Tricia Trim-ble, managing director, in the statement. ÂWe are almost there, and just need to raise the additional $200,000 to complete the Theatre Âs renovations this summer.ÂŽ At the annual volunteer appreciation event, Jupiter Mayor Karen Golonka presented the Maltz with a ceremo-nial Âkey to the cityÂŽ on behalf of the Town of Jupiter, commemorating the theaterÂs 10th Anniversary Season. The staff is working throughout the summer in office space next to the theater in Reynolds Plaza. The building is current-ly closed, but the conservatory is open for summer camp and the box office is available by phone and online. Tickets are now on sale for the rest of the 10th anniversary season, and subscriptions are currently on sale for the 2013/14 season. For a schedule and tickets, call 575-2223 or see jupiterthe-atre.org. Q
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B14 WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY ++ Is it worth $15 (3D)? NoHere Âs the key to mindless action movies: They need to have just enough story to keep things moving. Too little story, or too many plot holes, and the movie fails regardless of how good the action is. Too much story, as is the case with ÂG.I. Joe Retaliation,ÂŽ is just rude. As viewers, we neither need nor want the amount of characters, subplots and narrative layers offered here. When trailers promote the opportunity to shut your brain off and enjoy action eye candy for 110 minutes, and you canÂt because of a con-voluted storyline, thatÂs annoying. To be fair, the ambition of direc-tor Jon M. Chu and writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick is admirable. But their failure to bring bal-ance and cohesion to the narrative ele-ments is a disap-pointment, consider-ing so much less was needed for the film to fulfill its promise. The basic premise is simple: With the villain Zartan (Arnold Vosloo) imper-sonating the U.S. president (Jonathan Pryce), the G.I. Joes (think Navy Seals, if youÂre not familiar) are almost entirely wiped out. Only Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson), Jaye (Adrianne Palicki) and Flint (D.J. Cotrona) remain, and togeth-er they need to find out whoÂs after them and why, and then go on a ridicu-lous killing spree. (Side note: Channing Tatum only appears for about the first half hour.) Sounds like good old-fashioned revenge/comic book/childrenÂs car-toon/Hasbro toys fun, right? Wrong.Things get Âƒ complicated, and knowing whoÂs good/bad in advance will help if you donÂt absorb the brief tutorial in the beginning. ThereÂs minutiae about nuclear warheads and a secret military weapon, and the original G.I. Joe is brought into the picture, which allows Bruce Willis to play the exact same character he did in ÂRED.ÂŽ Really grinding things to a halt, however, is this: With the help of fel-low bad guy Firefly (Ray Stevenson), Storm Shadow (Byung hun-Lee) breaks uber-villain Cobra Commander (Luke Bracey) out of prison. This prompts an M.I.A. Joe named Snake Eyes (Ray Park) and his trainee Jinx (Elodie Yung) to track them down. So much time is spent on this that it takes away the momen-tum of the main storyline; flashbacks to Storm Shadow and Snake EyesÂ training and discussions about JinxÂs worthiness add tedium to a narrative that is at its best when moving forward quickly. The one good thing this tangential thread brings is an awesome action sequence set high in snowfilled mountains. Rope, wires and zip lines track Snake Eyes and Jinx as they fly through the mountains while keeping a valuable possession out of the hands of the bad guys. The camera work, staging and execution make this a true showstopper thatÂs beautifully done. If you are going to see this, the 3D up-charge is worth it for this scene alone. ItÂs anyoneÂs guess why ÂG.I. Joe RetaliationÂŽ gets so bogged down with storylines that itÂs hard to enjoy the mindless action. Yes, itÂs as big and loud as advertised, but over-thinking just isnÂt wise when things are supposed to be comic-book simple. Q LATEST FILMSÂ‘G.I. Joe RetaliationÂ’ i t n w b B c dan HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com >> The lm was originally scheduled for release June 29, 2012, but was postponed be-cause Paramount wanted to add scenes featuring Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson together, and the 3D visual effects still needed work. CAPSULESThe Croods +++ (Voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds) With the earth shifting, a loner (Mr. Reynolds) helps a cave-dwelling family explore new, dangerous territory. ItÂs a cookie-c utter pr edictable story, but the animation looks good and it has some laughs. This is wholesome fun for the family. Rated PG.Spring 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; theyÂre bailed out by a small-time rapper/gangster named Alien (Franco). No doubt itÂs 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 Wonderstone (Mr. Carell) splits with his partner (Mr. Buscemi) and tries to make it on his own after a new street magician (Mr. Carrey) becomes the latest fad. Some of Mr. CarreyÂs gags are ridicu-lously extreme, and itÂs a c ookie-c utter story, but itÂs also funny and charming. Rated PG-13. Q
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SUBCONSCIOUS MIND!!!SHRINERS PRESENTFor information call 561-627-2100 x201 3650 RCA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 FRIDAY APRIL 12, 2013 DINNER: 5:00 PM SHOW: 8:00 PM COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOWDinner & Show: $30.00 Show Only: $20.00 Ad contributed by Dan & Audrey Dyle DINNER: 5:00 PM SHOW: 7:00 PM THEATER REVIEWDramaworksÂ’ bleak, unblinking Â“Exit the KingÂ” is a tour de force BY BILL HIRSCHMANSpecial to Florida WeeklyThe word ÂhilariousÂŽ rarely applies to a bleak unblinking play about mortality, but Palm Beach Dramawor kÂs superb production of Eugene IonescoÂs ÂExit The KingÂŽ earns it, along with Âpro-foundly thought-provokingÂŽ and other accolades. Simply, it ranks among the best work that the company has mounted in its 13 seasons. Part Marx Brothers, part Existentialism, this reimagining of IonescoÂs most accessible and linear absurdist play includes two tour de force perfor-mances by Colin McPhillamy and Angie Radosh, and endlessly inventive direc-tion by William Hayes with Lynette Barkley. ItÂs true that watching a play about a man dying sl owly makes audience members check their watches occasionally; itÂs extremely difficult to keep engross-ing a dramatic arc consisting of disin-tegration into the void. But the Drama-works crew never allows it to become boring and the triumph of the evening overall is undeniable. On one level, the 1962 play is about the inevitability of death and how badly human beings cope with imminent oblivion. But one level deeper, it chides human beings for squandering time and dribbling away the precious stuff of being alive. It calls us to live life as fully as possible every moment possible. The story, set in a Lookinglass fairy tale kingdom gone to seed, posits that the dissolute but seemingly healthy 400-year-old King Berenger The First is informed by his first wife, Queen Marguerite, that he will die by the end of this play Â„ 90 minutes hence. In this magical world in which royalty blithely commands Nature with a verbal order, his death is also an unavoidable cer-tainty. It makes sense: the buffoonish Berenger has, through self-involvement and criminal neglect, allowed his war-ravaged world to deteriorate until every living thing is dying and the land is fall-ing piecemeal into an abyss. The play charts BerengerÂs death spiral Â„ his psychological rationalizing and emotional writhing on the hook, helped and hindered by his court: the first wife, Marguerite (Radosh) who exudes a frayed, sad disappointment in BerengerÂs previous refusal to acknowl-edge mortality; his mewling new trophy wife Queen Marie (Claire Brownell) who is totally dependent on him; his doctor/astrologer (Rob Donohoe); his remaining put-upon servant, the prole Juliette (Elizabeth Dimon), and the dim but loyal last remnant of his decimated army (Jim Ballard). For the first half of the play, Hayes and company thread a playful, wacky vibe that embraces physical comedy Â„ as daffy a tone as Dramaworks has ever attempted and it fully succeeds. But as the reality of his fate sinks in and Berenger explores every stage of grief on his own behalf, the tone turns darker. The vain and petty Berenger becomes pitiable in his helplessness, evoking our compassion if only in our recognition of our common plight. And then an amazing transformation of tone occurs in the final scene Â„ a stunning combination of brilliant act-ing, writing and direction worth the entire evening. Berenger has physically been slipping into an inert state, but his mind and spirit refuse to succumb. In the performance that will stick with you long after the house lights come up, Radosh gently and with inestimable compassion for a flawed and fright-ened being, guides BerengerÂs passage from life to death. Resembling a mother urging an infant to walk, she does the opposite, helping Berenger let go and find peace. Praising Radosh, whose regal imperiousness and disapproval for her hus-band turns into such care, is actually backing into a crucial facet of this suc-cess: McPhillamy. McPhillamy creates a baggy pants clown whose bottomless bag of broad vaudevillian tricks makes palatable a king who is unredeemably selfish, self-centered, ineffectual, child-ish, petulant, even downright nasty Â„ a Sears catalogue of human failings. Obvi-ously, these two performances had to be shaped by Hayes, much better known for his dramatic work, and Barkley, whose credits include director and cho-reographer of Florida StageÂs Backwards in High Heels. Michael Amico designed a delightfully decrepit throne room. Leslye Men-houseÂs costumes include long, long trains for the three royals, elegant appendages that exaggerate their sense of self-importance, but also get twisted up in disarray. Sound designer Matt Corey and lighting designer John Hall get a workout creating a dozen changes in mood. The supporting cast is uni-formly fine and each gets their own spotlit scene. A favorite has to be BallardÂs stenatorian guard who takes an introspective moment to admiringly enumerate the very long list of BerengerÂs accomplish-ments, which range from inventing the wheelbarrow to being the real author of ShakespeareÂs works. By reciting virtually every major achievement of all Mankind, Ionesco underscores how every effort is, in the end, worth dust in the eyes of someone who is dying. Q Â„ Bill Hirschman is editor of Florida Theater on Stage, southfloridatheateronstage.com. Â„ ÂExit The KingÂŽ runs through April 28 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Tickets are $10 (students) to $55. Call 514-4042.COURTESY PHOTO Colin McPhillamy plays King Berenger The First in the DramaworksÂ’ production of Â“Exit the King.Â” Pet Spa & Boutique CertiÂ“ ed Master Groomer .-ILITARY4RAILs3UITEs0ALM"EACH'ARDENS 561.848.7400 &INDUSON&ACEBOOKsEMAILCANINOPETBOUTIQUE YAHOOCOM B16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY
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ALL NEW 2013 SHOW WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA SHEN YUN SHOW Kravis Center West Palm Beach APR 29-30 ShenYun.Com Presented by Florida Falun Dafa Association, Inc.
Based in New York, Shen Yun is reviving authentic Chinese culture, which has mostly been destroyed in China under communist rule. Today, you can no longer see a show like Shen Yun inside China. AUTHENTIC CHINESE, MADE IN AMERICA WORLDÂS TOP CLASSICAL CHINESE DANCERS UNIQUE EAST-WEST ORCHESTRA EXQUISITE COSTUMES & ANIMATED BACKDROPS 5,000 YEARS OF DIVINELY INSPIRED CULTURE ÂA beautiful show... fantastic! If you ever get a chance to see it, you should.ÂŽ Â„ Joy Behar, Co-host of ABCÂs The View ÂAn extraordinary experience... exquisitely beautiful.ÂŽÂ„ Cate Blanchett, Academy Award-winning actress ÂSo inspiring... I may have found some ideas for the next Avatar movie.ÂŽÂ„ Robert Stromberg, Academy Award-winning production designer for Avatar ÂWhat I loved is the authenticity of it Âƒ from a spiritual level.ÂŽÂ„Donna Karan Creator of DKNY ÂItÂs superb. I am going to mention it on the news, because I think it is a great performance and people should see it.ÂŽÂ„Ernie Anastos, Emmy Award-winning news anchor F OR 5,000 YEARS in China, culture was heralded as a divine gift. Its glory was long the in-spiration of countless artists and poets, until this heritage was nearly lost Â… Today, New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts brings this gift to you. It takes the audience out of the clamor of the modern world and enriches lives in pow-erful, lasting ways. Let Shen Yun take you on a journey where the ZLVGRPRIDQFLHQW&KLQDWKHZRUOGVQHVWFODVVLFDOChinese dancers, all-original orchestral compositions, gorgeous handcrafted costumes, and striking animat-ed backdrops come together in one spectacular perfor-mance. Enter a world of heavenly wonder, imperial drama, and heroic legends, a world where the good and the righteous always prevail, and where beauty and purity have never been lost... A sublime performance Â This is the finest thing, the finest event IÂve ever been to in my life ... I was in tears, because of the human spirit, the dignity, the power, the love, coming out of those people was astounding ... This is the profound, quintessential end of entertainment, there is nothing beyond this, nothing.ÂŽ Â„ Jim Crill, Bob Hope producer A SHEN YUN SHOW is a fusion of classical arts with modern appeal. As one audience member put it, Â“ItÂ’s like a fashion show, opera, concert, and dance performance all rolled into one.Â” The passion of the artists spurs them to bring all these elements together into one extraordinary experience. CHINESE DANCE Classical Chinese dance is a vast dance system tempered over thousands of years. It is one way in which 5,000 years of Chinese culture have been passed down and retained. It is a dance form built on profound traditional aesthetics. Richly expressive, it portrays personalities and feel-ings with unparalleled clarity, depicting any scene in a strik-ingly vivid way. In addition to the classical form, Shen Yun features the dis-tinctive colors and styles of eth-nic dance and folk dance. With over 20 dynasties and 50 ethnic groups to draw upon, Shen Yun portrays an astounding range on stage. THE SHEN YUN ORCHESTRA The Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra masterfully blends two of the worldÂ’s greatest clas-sical music traditions, Chinese and Western. Ancient Chinese instruments such as the soul-stirring erhu and the delicate pipa, lead the melody on top of a full Western orchestra, creating a fresh, glorious sound. EXQUISITE COSTUMES Apparel has always been an HVVHQWLDOSDUWRI&KLQDVYHmillennia-old culture, and Shen Yun Performing Arts brings this heritage to life on stage. From radiant golden-hued Tang Dy-nasty gowns to elegant Manchu chopine shoes, each costume is designed and tailored with me-ticulous care. STUNNING BACKDROPS Shen YunÂ’s breathtaking dy-namic backdrops bring classi-cal Chinese dance into the 21st century, adding visual depth and grandeur. Each backdrop is cus-tom designed to exactly match the costumes, storyline, lighting, and even choreography of each dance. A mesmerizing theatrical experience ÂBeautiful sound!Strikingly intricate melodies.ÂŽ Â„ NYTheatre.com TICKETS April 29-30, 2013, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach (2 Shows Only) Online: Shenyun.com/West-Palm-Beach Phone: 888.974.3698 | 561.832.7469 e ritage to life on stage. From adi an t go ld enh ue d T ang Dy ditldhdTD a st y go wns to ele ga nt Manchu h opine shoes, each costume is e signed and tailored with m e l Â It oers something entirely dierent and entirely new. Remarkable... It deserves to succeed as it always does... ItÂs a fascinating insight into what ChinaÂs culture used to be and what I hope one day will be restored to China.ÂŽ Â„ Edward McMillan-Scott, Vice-President of the European Parliament
B20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY School of the Arts Foundation Â“Guys and DollsÂ” gala 1 3 5 6 4 2 13 7 8 9 14 15 16 10 12 11 1 Shirley Duhl, Michael Holmes and Suzanne Holmes 2 Linda Silpe, Jay Silpe, Tracy Silpe, Donald Silpe and front, Ava Silpe and Mariel Silpe 3 Stan Althof and Marcie Gorman-Althof 4. Ted Mandes and Cindy Mandes 5. Barbara Nielsen, Myrna Baskin and Ronnie Surlin 6. Dana Krumholz, Trudy Brekus and Harriett Eckstein 7. Dodie Thaler and Manley Thaler 8. Mark Kunkle, Peter Jones, Kevin Paul and Jennifer Jones 9. Jo Loesser, Simon Benson Offit and Dorothy Lappin10. Molly Weiss, Joe Davis and Sylvia Greenberg11. Alex Dreyfoos and Renate Dreyfoos12. Ruby Hurston and Bradley Hurston13. Barbara Sabean, Jeff Sabean and Gina Sabean14. Wendy Fritz and Bill Fritz15. Leona Chanin and Sydelle Meyer16. Eric Feld, Jennifer Feld and Christine Wang COURTESY PHOTOS
FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Lighthouse ArtCenter 125 Club gathering, home of Dr. Robert and Debbie Burger, BallenIsles 1 3 5 6 4 2 7 8 10 11 1 Mary Imle 2 Sheryl Wood, Terri Parker, Pat Crowley, Debbie Burger, Elayne Mordes, Jill Plummer, Dr. Robert Burger 3. Dr. Robert Flucke and Mary Flucke 4. Elayne Mordes and Pat Crowley 5. Michelle Meyer, Cathy Meyer, Susan Bardin, Bill Roush, Rosalie Roush 6. Dina Merrill and Katie Deits 7. John Raimondi, Pat DeAloia and Bud DeAloia 8. Evelyne Bates 9. Dennis Williams, Rosanne Williams, Jeff Lichtenstein, Veronica Lichtenstein10. Katie Deits, Janice Barry, Michael Barry11. Pat DeAloia, Susan Spencer, Diane Tohn and Dorothy MacKenzie12. Ted Harley, Malcolm MacKenzie, Dorothy MacKenzie SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY 12 9 FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B21
WHERE DO YOU FIND PERSONAL MEANING?Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding personal meaning in the Legends of our Sages will decode powerful insights about ourselves, our universe, and how to overcome lifeÂs rugged moments from some of the most fantastical leg-ends youÂll ever encounter.REGISTER TODAY, VISIT WWW.MYJLI.COMA project of Chabad of Palm Beach Gardens, starting April 23www.JewishGardens.com561-624-2223 (6-CHABAD) FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Center for Creative Education 14th spring luncheon, at the home of Susan and Lloyd Miller 1 3 5 6 4 2 7 8 10 1. Hillary Matchett, Susie Dwinell, Carol Williams and Anne Kanjian2. William Marazzi, Andrew Epstein and Luke Paiva3. Adriene Maschio, Alan Young and Bunny Hiatt 4. Jim Karp and Irene Karp5. Tamara Bryan Sylvestre and Mike Callaway6. Pam Miller and Rod Montgomery7. Mary Stanton and Gina Mortara 8. Rick Scaglione and Robert Hamon9. Talbott Maxey, Kenn Karakul, Lloyd Miller and Susan Miller10. Arhon Gain and Gail McMillan COURTESY PHOTOS/LUCIEN CAPEHART PHOTOGRAPHY 9 B22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B23The Dish: Chicken enchilada The Place: La Bamba, 730 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach; 882-1718 or labamba123.com The Price: $7.50 (lunch portion)The Details: A recent visit to La Bamba left us with full bellies and an earworm. Full bellies because the food was good. And that earworm? I blame it on a certain song, variations of which played over and over. But that was a minor distraction.My chicken enchilada, stuffed with piping hot shredded chicken, was excellent. Fresh, with a nice side of refried beans and plenty of rice, this was a feast, especially for the lunchtime price of $7.50, including a beverage. Also good for those wanting more of an island feel: the pollo a la plancha ($9.50), which offered a large grilled chicken breast half, served with black beans and rice. Q Â„ Scott Simmons FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Although Alain Zimmer originally had a passion for music, it took a back seat to his true passion of becoming a chef. While in music school, Chef Alain says that he was fortunate to be able to work with outstanding chefs who were patient enough to teach him everything he knows. ÂIÂm a firm believer of teaching on the job,ÂŽ he says, refer-ring to a method that he currently utilizes at Vic & AngeloÂs Coal Oven Enoteca. Mr. Zimmer has been the executive chef at Vic and AngeloÂs for 5 years; however, he said he was trained under various culinary experts throughout the years to get him to where he is today. Before working at Vic and AngeloÂs, Mr. Zimmer was a corporate trainer at Levy Brothers Restaurants as well as the kitchen manager at CharleyÂs Crab. Mr. Zimmer also moved to London, where he focused on fine dining cuisine. Now, at Vic and AngeloÂs, Mr. Zimmer says that he takes pride in being able to please anyone from children to sophisti-cated diners, including Âfoodies.ÂŽ ÂThe menu is so extensive, that we have something for everyone,ÂŽ he says. He doesnÂt mind cooking to order, either. ÂThe most important thing as a chef is to please your customers,ÂŽ he says. Name: Alain Zimmer Age: 51 Original Hometown: Evanston, Ill. Restaurant: Vic & AngeloÂs, 4520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens Mission: ÂOur mission here is so serve fantastic and memorable food!ÂŽ Cuisine: Italian Training: Mr. Zimmer has worked under many chefs to gain his culinary experience. He started with Levy Broth-ers Restaurants, where he was a corpo-rate trainer and later worked at Char-leyÂs Crab as a kitchen manager. Mr. Zimmer also moved to England, where he focused on fine dining. WhatÂs your footwear of choice in the kitchen? ÂI like to wear clogs. I donÂt know the brand name. When youÂre on your feet for so many hours, theyÂre good on your back!ÂŽ What is your guilty culinary pleasure? ÂI love chocolate Â„ anything chocolate!ÂŽ What advice would you give someone who wants to be a chef? ÂFind a place that you want to be in, work hard, ask a lot of questions and diversify your cuisine.ÂŽ Q In the kitchen with...ALAIN ZIMMER, Vic & AngeloÂ’s Coal Oven Enoteca BY LOREN GUTENTAGlgutentag@floridaweekly.comTHE DISH Highlights from local menus SpotoÂs Water Bar & Grill has closed, a year and a half after it opened in John SpotoÂs former Oakwood Grill loca-tion at PGA Commons in Palm Beach Gardens. The seafood restaurant closed March 31 after serving Easter brunch. According to an email blast by Mr. Spoto and his sister Ellen Daly, ÂWe have been able to place all of the management team and a significant number of our hourly crew at our new SpotoÂs Oyster Bar located in Stuart.ÂŽ That restaurant is scheduled to open in mid-April. SpotoÂs Oyster Bar at PGA Commons will remain open, and according to the e-blast, loyalty club and gift cards will be honored at either restaurant. For information on the new restaurant, visit www.spotos.com. Raise a cup to cancer support: The 2nd Annual AliÂs Afternoon Tea & Haute Couture Floral Millinery Pag-eant is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. by AliÂs Alliance at Turtle Creek Country Club in Tequesta. Last yearÂs event raised $5,000 toward supporting AliÂs Alliance, a nonprofit that in June 2012 launched a free online searchable database offer-ing cancer patients and their caregivers support. The afternoon includes a four-course Royal Tea Pairing with introductions to each tea by Barbara the Tea Specialist. Princess Tea Young Ladies (12 and under) can sit with Mom at a grown-up table or choose to sit with Princess Kate at a special Princess corner with tiaras. There also will be a Haute Couture Floral Millinery Pageant, and guest speaker Ann Fonfa, founder of The Annie Appleseed Project, will talk about healthy living. Tickets: Royal Tea, $50 per person; Princess Tea (12 and under) $25 per person; tables of eight reserved, $400; and table sponsor with recognition plaque, $500. For information and res-ervations, visit www.alisalliance.org/. Wines from Northeastern Italy: Caf Boulud will host a wine pairing April 25 that highlights vintages from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, one of ItalyÂs smallest provinces. The region is a known for its light, aromatic white wines, red and dessert wines that highlight indigenous grape varieties that are unheard of in other areas. Sommeliere Mariya Kovcheva and Dalla Terra WineryÂs Vittorio Mari-anecci will offer a four-course dinner designed to reveal the local grapes, style and character of the region. ItÂs 7 p.m. April 25 at Caf Boulud, at the Brazilian Court, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach. Cost is $85, exclud-ing tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 655-6060. A Swank affair: Most of their events sell out, but there still are spaces avail-able at Swank Specialty ProduceÂs Gen-uinely Swank event, which benefits the James Beard Scholarship Foundation. ItÂs noon to 4 p.m. April 7, and will feature the cooking of Hedy Goldsmith, executive pastry chef at MichaelÂs Gen-uine Food & Drink of Miami, Bradley Herron, chef de cuisine at MichaelÂs, Eric Larkee, wine director at MichaelÂs and Michael Schwartz chef/owner at MichaelÂs and HarryÂs Pizzeria. Cost is $150 per person. Swank is at 14311 North Road, Loxahatchee. To reserve, call 202-5648 or visit swank-specialtyproduce.com. Earth Day at Whole Foods: The supermarket celebrates with Earth Day Bash! The event, noon to 3 p.m. April 20, is storewide. Stroll through the store to mingle with local product vendors, then visit the outdoor grilling oasis. Resource Depot will be on site with recycled art activities for the kids. And there will be a funky fashion show fea-turing recycled and sustainable materi-als. Whole foods is at Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Suite 6101, Palm Beach Gardens. Phone: 691-8550. Q Spoto closes Water Bar; plans new location in StuartZIMMER SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comSCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY FILE PHOTO John Spoto had transformed his Oakwood Grill into Water Bar & Grill. He and his sister, Ellen Daly, will expand SpotoÂ’s Oyster Bar with a second location in Stuart.