Call 561.625.5070 for a physician referral www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 Vol. III, No. 33 Â FREE New restaurantsThe area offers it all, from pizza to waffles, Cuban and more. A35 X INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X OPINION A4 PETS A6HEALTHY LIVING A15NEWS OF THE WEIRD A13 BUSINESS A16INVESTING A16REAL ESTATE A20ARTS A23 SANDY DAYS A24 EVENTS A30-31PUZZLES A34CUISINE A35 SOCIETYSee who was out and about in Palm Beach County. A18-19, 32-33 X Steve & EdieMartin and Brickell play bluegrass at the Kravis. A23 XApril needs a homeShe is a Labrador retriever mix that is about 6 months old. A6 X PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 The annual holiday Memorial Day Â„ on May 27 Â„ originated after the Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died; it was previously called Decoration Day. By the 20th century, Memo-rial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died in all wars. It typi-cally marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end. Some people visit cemeteries, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. There are a number of events scheduled in Palm Beach County. The patriotic concert ÂAmerican Remembers,ÂŽ honoring those who served past and present, will be presented Saturday, May 25, by the New Gardens Band, the Indian River POPS orchestra and the Robert Sharon Cho-rale. ItÂs at 8 p.m. at Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets are $20; half-price for veterans and spouses. Call 207-5900. On May 27, Memorial Day, the 6th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be hosted by the Palm Beach County Veterans Commit-tee. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will last one hour. It will be held at the South Florida National Cemetery located at 6501 S. State Road 7, Lake Worth. This is an outdoor event Â„ there is no shade or seating provided. Shuttle transportation is offered from Target, on Lantana Road, and from Winfield Solu-tions, at SR7 and U.S. 441. In Palm Beach Gardens, the city will hold its annual tribute at 9 a.m. May 27. The event includes honor guards from Palm Beach Gar-dens Fire/Rescue and Police Department, a Memorial Day address, and a wreath laying ceremony. ItÂs at Veterans Plaza, 10500 N. Military Trail, in the Gardens. Wreaths are donated by Flower Kingdom. Call 630-1100. Q LetÂ’s all stop and remember our veterans on Memorial Day Model of hope In a time when politically heated and combative discussions about immigration integration seem to yield no results, the town of Jupiter has come together to provide a temporary solution that serves the whole communityBY MARY JANE FINE AND TIM NORRIS Â FLORIDA WEEKLY BY BY M M AR AR Y Y JA JA NE NE F F IN IN E E AN AN D D TI TI M M NO NO RR RR IS IS Â F F LO LO RI RI DA DA W W EE EE KL KL Y Y AY AFTER DAY, THEY COME. BY THE dawnÂs early light and even before it, most by bicycle from Center Street, down Pennock Lane, along Indiantown Road, past the corner where the protestors used to stand, holding signs that said, ÂGo HomeÂŽ and ÂNo AmnestyÂŽ and ÂStop the Illegal Invasion.ÂŽ There, they make the southbound turn onto Military Trail, then a right into the parking lot, finally securing their bikes in front of and alongside El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center, where, if luck is with them on any given morning, they will find a dayÂs work, a dayÂs wages. They are mostly Maya and Mexican Â„ the Pablos and Pedros and Miguels and Joss and Marias and Rauls so often invisible to most in Jupiter as they mow lawns and trim palm trees, wash cars and clean toilets, haul D SEE HOPE, A8 X SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
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Security policies proliferate, along with security devices. Security details along with security teams abound. We have internal security, external security, perimeter secu-rity, homeland security, national security, personal security, and car, home and school security, to name a few. And somehow we still donÂt feel secure.The security question had been floating around in my mind for a long time until recently, like a lost boat without a harbor. Perhaps the same is true for you. I became aware of it first when I was about 5, and I noticed that walking across the cow pasture outside the fence was Â„ if not a guarantee of security Â„ at least a nod in its direction. Walking inside the fence, on the other hand, could get you chased by a creature about 30 times your weight. Since my sister had the temperament of Rocky Marciano and the speed of Wilma Rudolph (they were big back then), she liked to see how far inside the fence we could get before we became suddenly and literally insecure. Later, I thought that security meant a rifle or a pistol or a platoon of Marines (reinforced by a division), or a close air-strike, a long-range airstrike, an aircraft carrier, a nuclear submarine or a variety of other options based on the notion that the best defense is a good offense. I had, after all, practiced duck-and-cover drills when I was kid, so it all made sense. Once a month, youÂd hide under your desk when the teacher shouted, ÂDuck and cover!ÂŽ That way, youÂd be secure when the Soviets started World War III on top of your elementary school with a nuclear mis-sile that said ÂHIYA, ROGERÂŽ on it. And right through my comfortable late 20s and 30s and 40s and 50s, I figured, loosely Â„ because I didnÂt have to worry about it much, since others did that for me Â„ that security might include not only all those things IÂve cited, but a good economy and some honey-tongued ambassadors and a good intelligence service, for example. Get it out there around you and youÂll be secure Â„ that was my idea. So was this: If you want security, quit whining and estab-lish it. With force. With muscle. Because thatÂs what it takes. But IÂve since come to realize how far short of the mark my estimation of good security fell. My growing recognition that security begins with something else entirely prob-ably started with the bombings, school shootings and subsequent gun control debates of the last decade or two. ItÂs been 20 years since the first World Trade Center attack, 18 years since the Oklahoma City bombing (domestic terrorism), and 15 years since Columbine, after all. Then along came 9/11 (international terrorism), followed by a hunt for the perpetrators that turned into the misguided wars of the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld triumvirate, who heroically allowed less than 1 percent of Americans to soldier on to security for the rest of us, the other mostly uncomplain-ing 99 percent. Followed by more incidents that culminated recently in murders by wackos with assault weapons at a movie theater in my home state last July (Colorado), and an ele-mentary school in Connecticut on Dec. 19. Since I have a child in elementary school and another still in high school, and since I have a friend who writes the best blog on gun control issues in the United States right now (called Gunsense, at www.readwrite.typepad.com/gunsense/), I began to think more deeply about security. Why? Because I realize now that real security in the foreseeable future is a con-cept that borders on the impossible, unless we change our thinking and our behavior toward each other as humans. Around my sonÂs school stands a new, 8-foot-high iron security fence with an impressive gate that remains locked, usu-ally. Like in many other school districts and at many other schools now, officials have established a Âsingle-point entryÂŽ system supported by cameras that appear inside and outside the school on ceilings and in high corners. But that isnÂt security, even with a police officer always on duty in every school. True security wonÂt be available to Americans for a few decades at a minimum, and it may not happen at all. The reason is not complicated. True security will require Â„ unlike, say, the wars in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghani-stan Â„ that each one of us participate, and ultimately that humans everywhere participate. Otherwise, we become targets.Just as our new and unpredictable global interconnectedness by travel, trade and information sharing has made countless lives richer and fuller, it also makes us deeply vulnerable to those who remain angry, irrational and genocidal. The fence around my sonÂs school will not keep them out, and in my opinion, his life will have to steer around catastrophes on the scale of any plague in history, either biological or nuclear. But there is one way around this, over time, and itÂs not just to fence up and arm up. This singular strategy, never before attempted en masse, also requires that we Âcompassion up,ÂŽ if you will. We must recognize that by avoiding superstition and pre-judgment, by insisting on a comparative level of health and pub-lic safety for all peoples, by requiring that every person be treated equally and fairly under the law Â„ here first, and someday elsewhere Â„ and by working a great deal harder than we have to share with others our abundant wealth, our opportunities for education, and our tough-minded tolerance of quirky differences in a quirky world, we can create the most formidable defense ever mounted against enemies foreign or domestic. ThatÂs a lot harder than going to boot camp. Or buying assault rifles and pistols at the gun show. Or getting a concealed weapons permit. ItÂll take guts and smarts and a lot of cool, on an unprecedented level. ItÂs also the only ultimate answer to the security question. Q COMMENTARYThe security question r ( s c o b roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 A3 Girl Scouts receives $100,000 from Quantum Foundation SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYGirl Scouts of Southeast Florida received $100,000 grant from Quantum Foundation for an education program, Engaging Girls in STEM. Working with middle school-aged girls in Palm Beach County, this pro-gram will serve underserved girls over two years, introducing them to STEM (sci-ence, technology, engineering and math) and encouraging them to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM-related fields. Women are vastly under-represented in STEM-related jobs despite making up nearly half of the workforce in the US. The Girl ScoutÂs Engaging Girls in STEM pro-gram hopes to strengthen the future of the STEM-related workforce here in Palm Beach County. ÂThe Girl Scout STEM program is unique because the experiences for the girls are framed within the context of leadership,ÂŽ said Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida CEO, Denise Valz. ÂThis approach engages girls through girl-led activities, learning by doing and cooperative learn-ing.ÂŽ Girl Scouts expects that through this project, girls will become more interested in STEM subjects and careers, increase problem solving skills, be able to take a more active learning approach, and be inspired to strive for academic excel-lence and even higher education. Girls will engage in hands-on, fun, learning by doing activities that will increase their self-esteem, self-confidence and personal potential in STEM studies and careers. ÂOur mission is to ensure access to quality health care for all in Palm Beach County,ÂŽ said Kerry Diaz, president of Quantum Foundation. ÂTo achieve that, we need to encourage talented young woman to enter science-based health-related fields. We believe this project will engage girls in pursuing careers where theyÂve been tradi-tionally underrepresented.ÂŽ For 100 years, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. More than any other organization in our community, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida empowers girls ages 5 to 17 with vision and voiceÂ„girls who command their future, engage their communities and inspire others. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is commit-ted to meeting the needs of todayÂs girls by providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that will help her develop skills and create a strong foundation for future success. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, a United Way of Indian River County part-ner agency, serves more than 15,000 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. To explore opportunities to volunteer or partner with Girl Scouts, call 866-727-4475 or visit www.gssef.org. Quantum Foundation grants funds to approved charities and certain governmen-tal entities serving Palm Beach County. According to recent data compiled by the Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN), Quantum Foundation is the largest Palm Beach County-based health funder with 100 percent of grant dollars staying in the county. The foundation works to enhance health care access, improve health education, and increase the quality and quantity of the health-care workforce. Q
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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly OPINIONÂ‘PatriotÂ’ games at the IRS It sounds like the plot from a dystopian libertarian novel. The word ÂpatriotÂŽ and the phrase Âeducating on the Constitution and Bill of RightsÂŽ triggered heightened scrutiny from the most intrusive agency in the federal government. We now know that the Internal Revenue Service did indeed target conser-vative groups, as had long been rumored and oft-denied. The news is a perverse confirmation of the groupsÂ worldview, and a challenge to President Barack ObamaÂs. He always harangues us about putting more trust in government, and then you find out that the IRS has been singling out his political enemies. This isnÂt an unaccustomed role for the IRS. It was notoriously used as a partisan bludgeon by Franklin D. Roos-evelt and Richard Nixon, an abuse that was a Watergate impeachment count. In this case, the IRS gave special scru-tiny to conservative groups filing for tax-exempt status as so-called 501(c)(4) organizations. Their applications would be flagged if an offending phrase or issue popped up, say, Âtea party,ÂŽ or statements criticizing Âhow the coun-try is being run,ÂŽ or concern about the federal debt. Then, the group might be hit with massive document requests and queries about the activities of fam-ily members of board members and key officers. No one defends the propriety of any of this. President Obama says it is Âoutrageous,ÂŽ and even the IRS calls it, drawing on that elastic Washington word, Âinappropriate.ÂŽ So how did it happen? The IRS explanation is that it was an innocent mistake by the rubes out in the Cincinnati office, who appar-ently lack an appreciation for objectiv-ity and the rule of law, not to mention common sense. We will learn soon enough how this holds up. But Ken Vogel, a reporter at Politico who has covered the IRS, says via twitter that the ÂCincinnati office has little autonomyÂŽ and Âmostly just follows DCÂs instructions.ÂŽ Certainly, if the IRS had a rogue operation on its hands, it didnÂt act like it. An agency vigilant in defense of the rights of citi-zens and of its own reputation would have exposed and shut down the misconduct immediately. Reports say that the IRS targeting of conservatives began as early as 2010, and senior IRS officials learned of the practice two years ago. In March 2012 congressional testimony, then-IRS Com-missioner Douglas Shulman repeatedly denied any targeting of conservatives. Evidently, no one who knew about it did his or her boss the favor of telling him he had misled Congress. There are two steps toward making it right. One is a thorough congressional investigation and the firing of anyone involved in the harassment or in looking the other way or covering it up. The other is, as much as possible, to remove political regulation from agen-cies like the IRS that can become the tool of one party and its partisan agen-da. The Federal Election Commission has its faults, but it is designed to be bipartisan and is better-suited to mak-ing politically sensitive judgments. Needless to say, ours should be a country where you can start a group with the word ÂpatriotÂŽ in the title and not incur the hostility of the American government. Q Â„ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.The three heroines of GuatemalaFormer Guatemalan President Efrain Rios Montt was hauled off to prison May 17. It was a historic moment, the first time in history that a former leader of a country was tried for genocide in a national court. More than three decades after he seized power in a coup in Gua-temala, unleashing a U.S.-backed cam-paign of slaughter against his own peo-ple, the 86-year-old stood trial, charged with genocide and crimes against humanity. He was given an 80-year pris-on sentence. The case was inspired and pursued by three brave Guatemalan women: the judge, the attorney general and the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. ÂMy brother Patrocinio was burnt to death in the Ixil region. We never found his remains,ÂŽ Rigoberta Menchu told me after Rios MonttÂs verdict was announced. She detailed the slaughter of her family: ÂAs for my mother, we never found her remains, either. ... If her remains werenÂt eaten by wild animals after having been tortured brutally and humiliated, then her remains are prob-ably in a mass grave close to the Ixil region. ... My father was also burned alive in the embassy of Spain [in Guate-mala City] on January 30th, 1980.ÂŽ Rigoberta Menchu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, Âin recogni-tion of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peo-ples.ÂŽ She continued telling me about her familyÂs destruction: ÂIn 1983, my brother Victor Menchu was also shot dead. His wife had her throat slit, and he was fleeing with his three children. Vic-tor was jailed in the little town, but his three children were kept in a military bunker. My two nieces died of hunger in this military base, and my brother Victor was shot. We still have not found his remains.ÂŽ According to the official Commission on Historical Clarification, which undertook a comprehensive investiga-tion of GuatemalaÂs three-decade geno-cide, at least 200,000 people were killed. Menchu brought one of the original lawsuits against the perpetrators of the genocide, which resulted in the trial that ended with Rios MonttÂs conviction. Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey was appointed as GuatemalaÂs first female attor-ney general in December 2010, and has earned wide acclaim for her pursuit of perpetrators of crimes against human-ity. The judge in the case is another woman, Yassmin Barrios. In a country where, historically, people who chal-lenge those in power are often killed, Paz y Paz and Barrios demonstrated tremendous courage. Journalist Allan Nairn, who has covered Guatemala, among other conflict zones, since the early 1980s, observed the trial. In mid-April, the trial was ordered shut down by another Gua-temalan court, presumably under the influence of President Otto Perez Moli-na. From Guatemala City, Nairn report-ed then: ÂThe judge, Yassmin Barrios, and the attorney general, Claudia Paz y Paz, both say theyÂre going to defy this order to kill the case, which is extraor-dinary.ÂŽ They continued the trial, and eventually Rios Montt was found guilty. Nairn said, after the verdict: ÂJudge Bar-rios ... ran the trial. She was the one who had to deliver the verdict. As she left the courthouse every night, you could see her wearing a bulletproof vest. The judges and prosecutors involved in the case received death threats. In one case, a threat against a prosecutor, the person delivering the threat put a pistol on the table and said, ÂI know where your children are.Â It takes a lot of courage to push a case like this.ÂŽ Menchu said: ÂThis verdict is historic. ItÂs monumental. The verdict against Rios Montt is historic. We waited for 33 years for justice to prevail. ItÂs clear that there is no peace without justice.ÂŽ It is all the more so because it occurred in a national court in Guatemala. She noted that the International Criminal Court, as currently empowered, could not have taken the case, saying: ÂItÂs not retroac-tive. It doesnÂt address those cases that were committed before the court was created. So the statute of limitations on the International Criminal Court should be lifted.ÂŽ Nairn was supposed to testify at the trial. One interview he conducted in 1982 has attracted widespread atten-tion. On camera, he spoke with ÂMajor Tito,ÂŽ who said entire families of indig-enous villagers worked with the guer-rillas. TitoÂs troops told Nairn that they routinely killed such civilian villagers. ÂTito,ÂŽ it turns out, is none other than the current president of Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina. Nairn sees the guilty verdict against Rios Montt as an opening to potential prosecution of Perez Molina and others: ÂThere would be hundreds of U.S. officials who were complicit in this and should be subpoenaed, called before a grand jury and subjected to indictment Â„ including (President Rea-ganÂs Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights) Elliott Abrams. And the U.S. should be ready to extradite them to Guatemala to face punishment, if the Guatemalan authorities are able to proceed with this. And General Perez Molina is one who should be included.ÂŽ Regardless of where the case goes, Guatemala has set an example for the world, away from violence and impu-nity. Or as Nairn puts it, ÂGuatemalaÂs Mayans have reached a higher level of civilization than the United States.ÂŽ 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. h s u t c M amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly
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PET TALESFree to a good homeMaddieÂ’s Fund challenges adoption myths to get shelter pets placed BY GINA SPADAFORIUniversal UclickIf someone else pays the adoption fee when you adopt a pet, does it change how much you ÂvalueÂŽ the animal as a mem-ber of your family? How you answer that question may reveal how you feel about many of the changes currently under way in the shelter and rescue community. It has long been a core belief in the community that people who didnÂt pay for a pet were more likely to Âget rid of itÂŽ for pretty much any reason at all Â„ or for no reason at all. In recent years, though, organizations such as MaddieÂs Fund, the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and the No-Kill Advocacy Center have challenged those views and many others, working to increase the number of homeless ani-mals placed in good homes by changing the way shelters do business. One of the first things they looked at: the idea that adoption fees help pets find better homes. After MaddieÂs Fund experimented with paying the adoption fees for a relatively small adoption drive, the MaddieÂs Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine tracked the people and the pets they adopted. They found that the overwhelming majority of the animals were still in their homes months later, most sleeping on the beds of the people who adopted them. This year, MaddieÂs Fund has expanded its adoption drive. On June 1 and 2, more than 200 shelters and rescue groups from eight communities in five states will participate in the fourth annu-al MaddieÂs Pet Adoption Days, with MaddieÂs Fund ready with $4 million to provide the adoption fees that shel-ters and rescue groups are counting on. Adoption drive organizers hope to place 5,000 pets in new forever homes, adding to the nearly 7,000 pets placed in the three prior, more geographically limited events. (For locations and more informa-tion, go to Adopt.Maddiesfund.org.) A few years ago, I would have been in the Âpeople value what they pay forÂŽ camp. I ran a breed rescue for a couple of years, taking in and rehoming about 200 dogs in that time. You definitely can get burned out and cynical when dealing with people who are giving up pets. But the relatively few Âbad eggsÂŽ in the pet-owner population seem to get concentrated into the ÂbasketsÂŽ of rescu-ers and shelter workers. ItÂs easy to start thinking that pretty much everyone is a pet-dumping jerk, even those who donÂt want to give up pets but have to, such as when someone loses his or her home. There will always be some people who donÂt do right by their pets, but studies show that most people truly are doing the very best they can for the pets they consider family. Even if sometimes the ÂbestÂŽ is finding another home. When you stop looking at everyone as an enemy, you can ask your communities for help Â„ and youÂll get it. ThatÂs why this year I volunteered to help MaddieÂs Fund spread the word of this yearÂs Pet Adoption Days. For weeks now, IÂve been helping the group connect with people who will share the information Â„ and with some, I hope, whoÂll adopt a pet! We are pet-loving societies here in the United States and Canada, and MaddieÂs is truly on to something here. In provid-ing shelters and rescue groups with the resources to change how they work with their communities, theyÂre giving them room to change Â„ for the better. ItÂs a pretty good bet that 5,000 pets will find new homes during MaddieÂs Pet Adoption Days as planned, but itÂs just as likely that more hearts will be changed forever by drives like these than can filled by shelters operating on their own. And thatÂs great news for pets and the people who love them. Q A nonprofit foundation dedicated to getting more animals into good homes will pay adoption fees at more than 200 sites June 1-2. >> April is a spayed, black Labrador retriever mix. She is about 6 months old. She has been at the shelter since March 29, and is awaiting her forever home.>> Tyler a neutered, white-and-black domestic shorthair. He is about 7 months old. He may appear a little shy at rst but he is very sweet. He likes having his photo taken.To adopt: The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, is located at 3100/3200 Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Adoptable pets and other information can be seen at hspb.org. For adoption information, call 686-6656.>> Ollie is a neutered male tabby, approximately 8 months old. He has a great personality, likes to be around people and is very playful.>>Tiffany is a spayed female white domestic shorthair, approximately 3 years old. She's quiet and mellow, and has been looking for a new home since her previous owners lost theirs.To adopt: Adopt A Cat is a no-kill, freeroaming cat rescue facility located at 1125 Old Dixie Highway, Lake Park. The shelter is open to the public Mon.-Sat., noon to 6 p.m. For photos of other adoptable cats, see www.adoptacatfoundation.org, or on Facebook, Adopt A Cat Foundation. For adoption information, call 848-4911.Pets of the Week A6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY
Sanford M. Baklor named Jewish Federation president SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSanford M. Baklor, a long-time leader in Jewish communal work, has been named Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County president, succeeding Mark F. Levy. BaklorÂs involvement with the Federation includes serving as Planned Giving & Endowments Chair, Annual Campaign Chair, Chairman of the Financial Resource Development Committee, a participant in the Corky Ribakoff Lead-ership Institute and treasurer of the Board of Directors, according to a prepared state-ment from the Federation. ÂWe are privileged that Sandy will serve as our senior volunteer during this important transitional period as we engage and develop our cadre of leaders who will step up in the future,ÂŽ said Fed-eration CEO David Phillips, in the state-ment. ÂI look forward to working with him, enjoying the benefit of his strong business acumen and leadership experi-ence, and to leveraging his passion and commitment to the Jewish people in Palm Beach County, and around the globe.ÂŽ In his hometown of Baltimore, Mr. Baklor served as president of Junior Achieve-ment of Baltimore Inc., the Jewish Vocational Services and the Maryland Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. He also held leadership roles with the United Way of Central Maryland and The ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, and served as Chairman of the Board of the Baltimore Museum of Industry and as a member of the Board of the Kennedy Krieger Insti-tute. Additionally, Mr. Baklor served at the national level with the United Jewish Appeal, where he served as a member of its national training center, providing solicitor training to volunteers and lay leaders from around the country. He and his wife Arlene Kaufman Â„ a former Federation president Â„ are sup-porters of Birthright Israel, Birthright Next and MASA. Mr. Baklor worked for 28 years for the Maryland Cup Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, and was vice president for 15 years of a consulting company specializ-ing in mergers and acquisitions. ÂI am looking forward to building on the foundation created by the adminis-tration of Mark Levy for the second 50 years of our Federation,ÂŽ said Mr. Baklor, in the statement. ÂThis includes being more inclusive of the partner agencies and institutions that benefit from the resources and funding of our Federation, and developing the next generation of lay leaders to be volunteers who will be lead-ing our Federation into the future. It is an exciting time for our community, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to be part of this effort.ÂŽ Q BAKLOR JOIN US[VSLHYUHIV\[[OLILUL[ZVMWYLWSHUUPUN`V\YJYLTH[PVUZLY]PJL FREE LUNCH & LEARN Â‹:0473,(--69+()3,67;065:Â‹=,;,9(5r4,4),9),5,-0;:Â‹;9(=,3r9,36*(;06573(5 Â‹-(403@796;,*;06573(5Â‹79,73(5505.20;Â‹(5+4<*/469,;VWPJZ0UJS\KL!3<5*/,65:765:69,+)@! 3PTP[LKZLH[PUNH]HPSHISL9:=79,8<09,+ BRING A FRIEND! I\[SLH]L`V\YJOLJRIVVRZH[OVTL CALL TOLL FREE NOW! 1(855) 365 7526 Red Lobster 7HST)LHJO3HRLZ)S]K >LZ[7HST)LHJO-3 2:30 p.m. May 29, 30, 31 Juno Beach Fish House <: 1\UV)LHJO-3 11:15 a.m. May 29, 30, 31 DR. MICHAEL PAPA Chiropractor Clinic Director Over 20 years in Palm Beach County DR. BRUCE GOLDBERGChiropractor, Acupuncture GIFT CERTIFICATECOMPLIMENTARY CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINATION & CONSULTATION PAPA CHIROPRACTIC & PHYSICAL THERAPY Jupiter Location 2632 Indiantown Road 561.744.7373 Get Back in the Game Full Physical Therapy Facility Treat Neck Pain, Back Pain and Sciatica caused by t BULGING/HERNIATED DISCS t DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE t FACET SYNDROME t FAILED BACK SURGERYWITHOUT THE USE OF DRUGS, INJECTIONS OR SURGERY Auto Accident? Palm Beach Gardens Location 9089 N. Military Trail, Suite 37 561.630.9598 www.PapaChiro.com20 Years in Jupiter & Palm Beach Gardens! WE ACCEPT MOST INSURANCE PLANS $150 VALUE This certi cate applies to consultation and examination and must be presented on the date of the rst visit. This certi cate will also cover a prevention evaluation for Medicare recipients. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service, examination or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Expires 06/06/2013. School Physical, Camp Ph ysical, S ports Physical $20 FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 A7
A8 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYand clear construction sites, hoping to earn enough dollars to cover their share of the rent and maybe buy a burger or a package of rice and some chicken parts and still have money left over for a phone card to call a spouse or a sweet-heart or a son or daughter waiting back home to hear their voice. The controversy that swirled around them Â„ and around the creation of El Sol Â„ grew quiet a couple of years back, although here and there the senti-ments still simmer. But now, as the na-tion grapples once again with the fine and not-so-fine points of immigration policy, the town of Jupiter can look back at what emerged from its difficult days and point to the oft-quoted motto it put to work: Think globally, act locally.HereÂs how the Town of Jupiter explains it in an online Background & His-tory posting: ÂIn 2003 and 2004, JupiterÂs immigrant population was growing, and area growth and development was reaching an all-time high. JupiterÂs quality of life makes it a very desirable place to live. But in some neighborhoods, large num-bers of day laborers soliciting work on public streets were causing safety and traffic issues that threatened quality of life. Immigration enforcement is an area of law pre-empted by the Federal Gov-ernment, so local law enforcement was limited in its ability and jurisdiction to address the issue. ÂIt was clear that JupiterÂs local problems could not wait for a national solu-tion to immigration. Over a 2 year period, a strategy was developed to restore qual-ity of life to affected neighborhoods, and address the need for a safe, controlled solution for matching workers with em-ployers. In September, 2006, three local non-profit organizations opened the El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center as a central place for workers and employ-ers to go for hiring needs. Also in Sep-tember, 2006, the Jupiter Town Council approved Ordinance 29-05, prohibiting employers from hiring, and day laborers from publicly soliciting, work on town streets and public access ways.ÂŽ It is a neat summation of a far messier story. Q Q QAT 6 A.M. ON A RECENT MONDAY, the sun hasnÂt pushed even a pale line of light above Jupiter Elementary School just east of El Sol or the commercial strips or developments beyond. When the first workers park their bikes or slide out of cars or pickups this morning and push through the centerÂs front doors, reaching into wallets for their identification cards, they step in from darkness. But, inside, lights shine, computers hum, and, at the front desk, Labor Coor-dinator Wilberto Luna takes names and logs the newcomers in. All find coffee and rolls and a seat at one of the long tables, to talk, listen, wait. One man or woman in 10, they un-derstand, may find work today. They leave that to skill-matching, pecking or-der and providence. A round table awaits employers. The list of those registered has topped 6,000, most through word-of-mouth, and every day the staff hopes for new ones. For now, the table is empty. Q Q QIN THE EARLY 2000S, JUPITER WAS growing, all right Â„ development-by-development. Abacoa. AdmiralÂs Cove. JonathanÂs Landing. Botanica. Condos and townhouses and single-family homes from the mid-sized to the mansion, a marked change from the older, more modest neighborhoods, the ones called the Charter Neighborhoods: Jupiter Plantation, Jupiter River Estates, Eastview Manor, Pine Gardens North and South. The construction growth spurt trailed more change in its wake, an influx of im-migrants seeking work. The newcomers, from the western highlands of Guatema-la and the southwestern coast of Mexico, crowded into apartments in the older parts of town, sharing rents that few could pay on their own. It didnÂt take long for the original residents Â„ most of them white and middle-class, working-class Â„ to feel put out and hemmed in. It didnÂt take long, either, for them to make their feelings known. Complaints reached the mayorÂs office and Town Council via letter and e-mail and objections voiced at council meet-ings in 2001, in 2002. Life was different now, people said, and let them count the ways. The immigrants were noisier, they played loud music, they crammed too many tenants into their living accommodations. They got drunk and they peed out in the open and they tossed litter in yards and on sidewalks. They loitered on the streets and intimidated women and children. Every morning, they gathered on Center Street to await potential em-ployers and swarmed the cars and trucks that stopped to make day-labor hires. Property values were at stake, people said, not to mention peace of mind. The grievances reached a peak in 2003. ÂThis is a residential area and should not be used for a gathering place to seek employment,ÂŽ read a typical e-mail to the town. And a letter to Mayor Karen Golonka noted that, despite re-peated complaints about noise, loitering and property concerns, ÂWhat is amaz-ing is that this condition has been preva-lent for many months in spite of the fact that there have been many complaints to this prevailing situation.ÂŽ The town mostly did ignore those complaints. Only belatedly did officials acknowledge their failure to address the matter and scramble to make up for it. ÂPeople were understandably unhappy with the day-labor situation before El Sol opened,ÂŽ says graduate student Sandra de la Lazo, co-author with Flor-ida Atlantic University political science professor Timothy Steigenga of ÂAgainst the Tide,ÂŽ a new book that recounts the story of how and why El Sol came to be, and the role it fills in the nationÂs ongo-ing immigration tangle. ÂIt caused real problems with traffic, trash and, frankly, it just looked bad.ÂŽ Then-Assistant Town Manager Andy Lukasik was blunt, and apologetic, about the way the town initially refused to see or hear residentsÂ grievances. ÂI probably received a couple of phone HOPEFrom page 1 PHOTOS BY JOHN SESSA / FLORIDA WEEKLYMany of those who arrive at El Sol by 6 a.m. each day, hoping for work, ride their bikes to get there. Last year the center filled more than 10,600 one-time jobs. Â“People were understandably unhappy with the day-labor situation before El Sol opened. ... It caused real problems with traffi c, trash and, frankly, it just looked bad.Â” Â—Sandra de la Lazo graduate student and co-author with Florida Atlantic University political science professor Timothy Steigenga of Â“Against the T ideÂ”
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 NEWS A9calls about it: people standing on the sidewalk, soliciting for jobs,ÂŽ he told Mr. Steigenga and Ms. Lazo de la Vega. ÂFrankly, I didnÂt pay much attention. I knew they were Hispan-ic, maybe some of them werenÂt here legally. I wrote it all off as, ÂWell, itÂs racism, itÂs reaction-ary. This is really a non-sensical complaint. We shouldnÂt even be pay-ing attention to this.ÂÂŽ In their book, the authors meticulously lay out the events that followed: the search for an alternative pick-up site for a day-labor pool; the factors that drive immigration; the involvement of the townÂs police de-partment and churches and non-profit groups; the plans to create El Sol; the immigrant-go-home tone that surfaced to color the municipal elections; El SolÂs community-focused programs and its emergence as a potential model for oth-er cities and towns. ÂAt El Sol, the integration process is facilitated: People are engaged in daily interactions with each other,ÂŽ Ms. Lazo de la Vega says. ÂThey have begun to forge bonds and friendships that are crucial to maintaining the spirit of Âout of many, oneÂŽ that is so important here.ÂŽ Q Q QINSIDE EL SOL THIS EARLY MONDAY, large paintings of Maya culture cover the upper half of the east wall. The north wall displays an Ameri-can flag. When the front door opens, pastel paper flowers swing in the breeze. There is, workers understand, no free ride, no guaranteed happy ending. Last year, the center filled more than 10,600 one-time jobs; the workers here live one job, one day at a time. The center only makes the one-day match; pay beyond the state minimum, working conditions and longer contracts are between work-er and employer. This is day labor, and anyone who has sat where these workers sit, waiting, knows the gnawing uncer-tainty. ÂTheir lives are just hard,ÂŽ says associate director Dora Valdivia. ÂA lot of them left their families, came here knowing nothing at all about this culture. We know, more or less, that they might be having $50 a day, you know? Out of sev-en days, they might go out three or four, make maybe $200 a week, and you can do the math there. ItÂs not enough. We are here to help them understand the ways of moving up.ÂŽ Here, at least, the workers find allies and support, a chance for food, for train-ing in job skills and English and health-care (through a free clinic), for human contact and conversation, and everyone is on the record. Those who are lucky might be moving furniture, teaming up for landscape and garden work, painting walls, repairing roofs, cleaning up construction sites. A posting board still shows numbers from a previous weekday: 104 workers reported, 22 hired, 18 English-speakers, 3 landscaping, 1 painting, 3 housekeeping, 12 moving, 3 others. No one can say whether todayÂs numbers will be better. Nearly all workers come through the door one-at-atime, most wearing T-shirts and jeans or work pants, leather work shoes or sneakers, some bare-headed, many lifting their eyes in greeting from under baseball caps. All must show proof that they reside in Jupiter. Somewhere near 7 a.m., the first rays of sun light up the door frame, spilling through when the door opens. Tables fill up. Conversation swells. But still, at this moment, there is no work. Q Q QON FEB. 4, 1976, AT 3:01 A.M., AN earthquake of 7.5 magnitude convulsed Guatemala for approximately 39 seconds. That was enough to kill an estimated 23,000 peo-ple, injure another 77,000, destroy some 258,000 homes and leave 1.2 million homeless. The timing for such devastation couldnÂt have been worse, coinciding with a dramatic escalation of the Gua-temalan Civil War. Kidnappings, killings and disappearances were commonplace, often targeting the countryÂs indigenous poor, the Maya, believed by the govern-ment to hold subversive Communist leanings. The first Maya coming north in the 1970s, refugees from that genocide and political turmoil and a threadbare econ-omy, saw a road leading to and through Mexico into Arizona and California, to Texas and Oregon, to Alabama and Florida, wherever field hands and other workers were needed. They paid for the trip, in money and privation. More than a few died on that road. They knew almost nothing of Florida, had never heard of Jupiter or Palm Beach County, harbored only burnished dreams of the United States. A few, do-ing seasonal work in Mexico, knew of farms and harvests in Florida. Any discussion of the early waves of immigrants brings into play global poli-tics and the role of the U.S. in Central America. The 1980s saw the U.S. backing a right-wing dictatorship in El Salvador and funneling money to Honduran con-tras fighting a democratically elected government in Nicaragua. Military dictators in Guatemala targeted their ene-mies. War, as it still does, devastated the innocent and unleashed tides of refu-gees, Mayans among them. From about 250 to 900 A.D., the Maya produced one of the worldÂs great civi-lizations, maker of pyramids and canals and calendars, skilled in mathematics and art and engineering, in astronomy and metalwork and agriculture. Since their empireÂs decline and eventual fall to the Spanish in the 16th cen-tury, and most likely before, the Maya often moved with the seasons. Some found refuge longer-term in the high mountains of Guatemala and southern Mexico; even there, many traveled from the highlands into farms on the coastal lowlands for work. Political targeting followed. As Charles D. Thompson tells in Brother Towns/Pueblos Hermanos, his documentary about the connection between Jacaltenango, Guatemala and Jupiter, military death squads killed more than 150,000 Maya and drove more than 1 million from their homes. Some sought refuge in Florida. As Tim Steigenga and Sandra Lazo de la Vega detail in ÂAgainst the Tide,ÂŽ the Maya had already begun migrating to the U.S., many during the military dic-tatorships and the civil war that lasted until 1996. Many followed the cycles of planting and harvest to places includ-ing Fort Myers, Immokalee, Lake Worth, Stuart and Indiantown. Jernimo Camposeco came to Florida in the 1980s from Penn sylv ania, where he and his family had sought refuge af-ter being targeted by one of GuatemalaÂs dictators. In Indiantown, Mr. Campo-seco founded the non-profit Corn Maya Inc., offering leads to work in construc-tion, landscape and agriculture and a sense of community. Its signal event was the Festival of Candelaria, a reli-gious and cultural ceremony that later inspired JupiterÂs Maya Festival. Pride and a sense of community carried over into the push for local engagement and a better life. (Mr. Camposeco still over-sees Corn Maya from an office in El Sol). As the national immigration-reform debate reaches a climax Â„ originally a naysayer, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio now calls it Âa net positive for the country, now and in the futureÂŽ Â„ Jupiter can point to more jobs, fewer confrontations and arrests, stronger relationships. The most fragile structure, Mr. Camposeco suggests, is trust. We are, he says, build-ing that here, one job or encounter and two or more people at a time. Q Q QEARLY ON, IN THE CHARTER NEIGH-BORhoods and along Center Street, it seemed as though no one was listening Â„ not to the home-owners, not to the day laborers. But a few people had begun looking for solu-tions. Timothy Steigenga remembers a meeting in August of 2001 in town manager Robert BartolottaÂs conference room. Police representatives were there and so was the principal of the townÂs elemen-tary school and JupiterÂs neighborhood enhancement coordinator and a repre-sentative of the MacArthur Foundation and Mr. Camposeco of Corn Maya. They talked about the reasons that the immi-grants had left their homeland and the quality-of-life issues that so disturbed the townspeople and the disconnect that separated those two groups. It was a beginning.ÂThis is kind of the bottom-line story of (ÂAgainst the TideÂ),ÂŽ Mr. Steigenga says. ÂFears are real. It doesnÂt matter if the fears are based in a grain of reality or are fundamentally incorrect because theyÂre based in stereotypes. The im-pact of those fears remains. If you donÂt start from that point, if you start from Sandra Lazo de la Vega and Dr. Timothy Steigenga authored Â“Against the Tide,Â” about El Sol. El Sol leases its building from the Town of Jupiter, which bought it in 2005, for $1 a year.SEE HOPE, 10 X
A10 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYÂIÂm going to convince you your fears are wrong,Â thatÂs a losing battle. You have to listen to the fears, talk about how your practical solution is going to address those fears. ThatÂs what weÂre told about every day: the fears about crime, the fears about wages being driven down, the fear about people not learning Eng-lish. ÂYou need a program everyday that addresses those fears. When you can talk to a neighbor whoÂs worried because there a dozen guys living in a house next door to him, and they donÂt speak the language, and theyÂre putting the trash out on the wrong day, and there are beer cans in the yard, and maybe somebodyÂs peeing on the side of the house. ThereÂs a lot of real things there, and you canÂt just say, ÂYouÂre wrong.Â You say, ÂWe think we can come up with a solution that will address those things as well as help the immigrant community in the long-term to become a better part of our community.ÂÂŽ That, of course, is so much easier said than done. The difficulties Â„ and there were many Â„ played out over the next several years. One difficulty: The town wasnÂt sure the problem was local governmentÂs to solve. WasnÂt loitering a police matter? WasnÂt immigration a federal issue? ÂIt was a new type of problem,ÂŽ Mayor Golonka tells Mr. Steigenga in the book. ÂI think to some extent we hoped it would just go away. Âƒ Unless there is somebody who really steps forward to be an advocate then government kind of lets things ride until it reaches the point where something has to be done about it.ÂŽ Things quickly reached that point, but progress held to small steps: Q Corn Maya asked the town to give immigrants access to a soccer field. One was made available on Sundays. Q Mr. Lukasik and his staff began to consider establishing a resource center where day-laborers could gather to seek work. With grant money it received, Corn Maya opened a small office on Center Street. Q Father Don Finney, the new priest at St. Peter Catholic Church, learned of the desire for a Spanish-language mass. The first drew more than 1,000 worshipers. Had attention been paid? Sure, but addressing only some concerns left every-one wanting all of them handled. Frus-trations mounted. Tempers simmered. The complaints of 2003 escalated into the anger of 2004 and 2005 Â„ anger that surfaced in the form of ever-more-heat-ed Town Council Meetings. In ÂAgainst the Tide,ÂŽ Mr. Steigenga and Ms. Lazo de la Vega lay out the step-by-step developments Â„ some forward, some backward Â„ toward solving the townÂs dilemma. At the grassroots level, Sister Marta Tobn of St. Peter visited immigrantsÂ homes, listened to their sto-ries, got to know them, let them know that their concerns were being heard. At the municipal level, the town passed Ordinance No. 6-04, the Overcrowd-ing Ordinance, that limited the num-ber of people living in any housing unit to five, unless they all were related by blood (the ordinance exempted children younger than 18). Another municipal idea also emerged: the creation of a full-scale resource center where employers could hire day laborers. The voices of dissent grew louder. And the nature of the discontent altered radically: All of a sudden, the fo-cus was on illegal immigration. On a recent morning, in a classroom at FAUÂs Wilkes Honors College, Mr. Stei-genga and Ms. Lazo de la Vega described the change they saw and heard. ÂThere was always a small group of neighbors focused on immigration,ÂŽ Mr. Steigenga says. ÂIn November of 2004, they contacted outside agencies, had a big meeting, started organizing neighbors, and they ended up bringing the national immigration issue to Jupi-ter. The narrative changed. The tone changed. Illegal immigration. SandraÂs actually done an analysis of speeches at Town Council and newspaper tracking, and that language went, overnight, com-pletely different.ÂŽ ÂLook at the kind of complaints people had,ÂŽ Ms. Lazo de la Vega says. ÂBefore 2004, it was guys standing around talk-ing about trash, noise and things like that. After that, itÂs ÂWeÂre worried about taxes, weÂre worried about illegal immi-gration, weÂre worried about all these other things.Â IÂm not saying they werenÂt there before. They just werenÂt the main concern. The main concern was, ÂMy street doesnÂt look good.ÂÂŽ What had changed? A trio of organizations entered the picture: one local, one state, one national. The local group was JNAIL, Jupiter Neighbors Against Illegal Labor, which formed in 2004, and held a protest early in 2005 to vent its opposition to the pro-posed resource center. The state group, FLIMEN, Floridians for Immigration Enforcement, attached itself to the is-sue Â„ Âtapping into the frustration over the original neighborhood and day labor problems and framing the issue in terms of a larger anti-immigrant agenda,ÂŽ the book says. JNAIL contacted the national group, FAIR, Federation for American Immigration Reform, which sent a letter threatening to sue the town Jupiter if Jupiter proceeded with the planned center. (The Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based civil rights organization, cites FAIR on its Âhate list,ÂŽ noting that, ÂThe Federation for American Immigra-tion Reform (FAIR) is a group with one mission: to severely limit immigration into the United States. Although FAIR maintains a veneer of legitimacy that has allowed its principals to testify in Congress and lobby the federal govern-ment, this veneer hides much ugliness.ÂŽ The law center lists FLIMEN as a Ânativ-ist extremistÂŽ group.) ÂFAIR has a very potent strategy of engaging people in its national immigra-tion issue,ÂŽ says Mr. Steigenga, Âand that is to look for situations like this around the country, every locality, come to them and say, ÂWe know your problem. We have a solution. HereÂs what you do. HereÂs a HOPEFrom page 9 PHOTOS BY JOHN SESSA / FLORIDA WEEKLYHugo Leonel waits at the center. People who hire laborers to paint, do landscaping or other work, pay at least $7.79 hourly, minimum wage.
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 NEWS A11very restrictive ordinance. . WeÂll write it for you. HereÂs the language. Take it to the town council.Â They have a whole set of talking points. They take disgruntled neighbors who are looking for the town to be pro-active and solve their quality-of-life issues, and they turn them into immigration restriction activists. ThatÂs what happened in Jupiter.ÂŽ Q Q QWHAT HAPPENED IN JUPITER REsembled a tug-of-war. On one side was the triumvirate of anti-immigration organiza-tions and a crowd of anti-immigration individuals they attracted from Jupiter and nearby towns; on the other, Corn Maya, St. Peter Catholic Church, Catho-lic Charities, FAUÂs Wilkes Honor Col-lege, a group called PEACE (People Engaged in Active Community Efforts) and a number of Jupiter residents who had warmed to the live-and-let-live path represented by a resource center. Mem-bers of the Jupiter Democratic Club Â„ Mike Richmond, Jill Hanson and her husband, Sol Silverman Â„ took the lead in supporting the idea. Mr. Richmond, a former newspaperman, had worked for Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Ms. Hanson, a labor lawyer, had a long history of working for social justice is-sues. Mr. Silverman was a former union organizer. Mr. Steigenga, a pro-center activist from the start, spoke up at every opportunity. The pro-center faction imagined how a resource center might function and put that in writing: It could end the outdoor labor market, educate immigrants about their rights and responsibilities as town residents, offer training and services to the labor force, provide community ser-vice and social services for all Jupiter residents and provide a trust-building bridge to the townÂs charter neighbor-hoods. The vision was a winning one. As Mr. Steigenga and Ms. Lazo de la Vega describe in their book, more and more town residents accepted the idea Â„ and nearly 150 of them showed their support at a Town Council meeting in April of 2005. A vote gave the center the needed thumbs-up. More than a year passed before El Sol became a reality, a year of strife and of promise for the proposed center: A Tale of Two Towns Â„ the best of times, the worst of times. In the summer of 2005, a WashingtonD.C.-based attorney for the anti-immi-gration FAIR threatened legal action against the town for its plan to build what FAIR called Âan Illegal Hiring HallÂŽ on town property. Jupiter Neighbors Against Illegal Labor was onboard with the lawsuit, but when that failed to ma-terialize, JNAIL filed dissolution papers. Late that year, the town purchased the former LifeSong Church building, next to Town Hall, which it had planned to buy anyway for future expansion. The resource center leases it for $1 a year. ÂWhen El Sol got established, Catholic Charities was the organization that gave the first grant (of $189,000),ÂŽ says Joc-elyn Skolnik, the centerÂs Guatemalan-born executive director and a former student of Timothy SteigengaÂs. ÂOur board was discussing how to organize it, and the end result is we donÂt get in-volved in politics. What weÂre doing is because itÂs the right thing to do. When you introduce politics is when people start getting polarized. Nothing happens because itÂs all emotional.ÂŽ In September of 2006, El Sol finally opened. Its name has a double meaning: It is Spanish for Âthe sun,ÂŽ and it also honors Sol Silverman, the labor organiz-er who was its fierce champion but who died the year before it became reality. ÂWhat elements of the Jupiter community have combined to get this done?ÂŽ asks board member Mike Richmond,, then answers himself: ÂItÂs a combina-tion, I think, of a few people who be-came activists and a few political lead-ers who had the courage to step up and say, ÂLook, we have to do something. ItÂs not a federal problem, itÂs not a state problem. TheyÂre not going to step in. And itÂs a quality-of-life problem here in Jupiter. ItÂs about humanity in dealing with people.ÂÂŽ It was about trust, too, about convincing unauthorized workers that they could gather in so visible a setting. ÂNone of the work . or anything might have happened if Sister Marta wasnÂt there,ÂŽ says Dora Valdivia, the centerÂs associate director. ÂShe is the soul of the community, like Mother Te-resa. She brought the people here, build-ing this bridge of trust. Why do they have to come to a building they donÂt know? For what? She goes up there now, every single house, and she can tell you the story of every single person that you see. SheÂs a missionary.ÂŽ For Sister Marta, it was never about Âthem and usÂŽ but always about Âall of us.ÂŽ Q Q QAS A WELLSPRING OF HELP, THE POOL of volunteers at El Sol is wide and deep. More than 500 men and women Â„ some seasonal snowbirds, most retired Â„ show up regularly to pitch in, starting with making coffee at 6 a.m. and extending into office work, teaching English and computer software and a host of other skills, providing le-gal counsel, helping with promotion and events, staffing the job desk. Last year, they invested some 22,303 hours, and student interns from Florida Atlantic University added 278 more. The volunteers come from across the country and from varied experience, bringing with them at least one shared conviction: that itÂs far better to work with people than against them. ÂWeÂre all human, you know?ÂŽ Mike Richmond says. ÂHow can you deny somebody food or a safe, clean place to wait for work? And what they do out there ... Look around the area and see whoÂs doing the work. WhoÂs out in the hot sun? TheyÂre the ones that keep our community beautiful.ÂŽ Every volunteer has a story, and many include childhood experiences and mo-ments of revelation. Mr. RichmondÂs started in the potato country of southern Idaho, where he and his brothers picked potatoes alongside migrant workers from Mexico. ÂI still remember my mother, teaching school in Pocatello, taking hand-me-downs to a railroad section hand, a Mex-ican, who had a wife and kids, worked long hard hours for almost nothing,ÂŽ he says. Later, as a newsman in San Diego, and then working for Sen. Feinstein, Mr. Richmond accompanied patrols along the Mexican border. He saw men in plastic handcuffs, in detention. ÂThey were all dusty,ÂŽ he says, Âand I would ask them how long they had been traveling, and they said three days. They had been walking across the desert.ÂŽ ÂAnd then I get here to Jupiter (in 2002), after IÂve retired, and I come here and I see them (unauthorized work-ers and their families), and theyÂve put down roots here and theyÂre part of the community.ÂŽ He went on, in 2005, to be-come one of the founders of the support group that became Friends of El Sol. In a recent talk to a local service club about how far the center has come in six years, one of the officers told him, af-terward, ÂWe all know theyÂre all illegal, right?ÂŽ ÂI say, no,ÂŽ Mr. Richmond recalls. ÂYouÂre asking the wrong person. We PHOTOS BY JOHN SESSA / FLORIDA WEEKLYLabor coordinator Wilberto Luna, left, and Mike Richmond, one founder of the support group that became Friends of El Sol, at the center.SEE HOPE, 12 XThe center provides more than day jobs. Here, Vickie Granati, standing, teaches an English class. The center has more than 500 volunteers.
A12 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYdonÂt take a position on immigration. We donÂt have the authority to check immi-gration status. WeÂre serving all of Jupi-terÂs residents.ÂŽ What will win over a skeptic, he says, is firsthand contact: ÂCome in here, hire a worker.ÂŽ Sandra Lazo de la Vega says the benefits of contact flow both ways, and they start with the volunteers and the work-ers. ÂVolunteers interact with day labor-ers they wouldnÂt interact with other-wise in a very positive way,ÂŽ she says. ÂThatÂs part of what El Sol provides. Immigrants and non-immigrants have a place in Jupiter to come together and be safe and achieve something they can share.ÂŽ QQQJUST PAST 7:30 A.M. ON THIS RECENT morning, a tall Anglo in work clothes walks in through El SolÂs side door, from the parking area marked ÂFor Employers Only.ÂŽ From behind the job-match desk, volunteer Harold Matsunaga looks up and says, ÂGood morning. How many peo-ple today?ÂŽ ÂTwo,ÂŽ the man says. ÂHow many hours?ÂŽ ÂFour.ÂŽ ÂType of work? ÂConstruction.ÂŽ ÂYou need English-speakers?ÂŽ ÂNo.ÂŽ In moments, Wilberto Luna reads one name, then another over the loudspeaker, and two men step up, shake the employerÂs hand and walk out with him. One of those still waiting is Raul Morales, who also serves on the workers council and whose English can be hard to follow. He recalls days when he had to ask for water, other days when his em-ployers worked with him side-by-side. Another is Ivan, from Costa Rica, who speaks English clearly and knows elec-trical work, among other skills. Both men practice optimism. ÂYou know, I am so happy for The (El) Sol,ÂŽ Ivan says. ÂIt helps so many people. You have a goal here, but you also have another goal and another goal. Nobody gives you happy. You need (to) make that.ÂŽ He smiles and adds, ÂNo tengo dinero, pero tengo alegra.ÂŽ I donÂt have money, but I have joy. A positive outlook can serve them well. A newly arrived employer meets a worker just called over and asks, ÂEng-lish? No?ÂŽ The employer shakes his head. ÂSorry, buddy.ÂŽ The worker nods, without expression, and heads back to his table to wait. For most here this morning, English is a third language. Their second is Span-ish, their first might be one of many Maya dialects. ÂThere are 23 different languages in Guatemala, and 14 are spo-ken here,ÂŽ says center director Jocelyn Skolnik, a native of Guatemala. ÂGen-erally, we can communicate in Spanish, but I know that a lot of challenges come with language. For me, the language and teaching somebody how to communi-cate is huge, because when you canÂt communicate, itÂs like a wall in front of you in every part of your life.ÂŽ The cen-terÂs classes in English are a major draw. Even without a language connection, part of what breaks through suspicion and stereotype is face-to-face contact. The employer looking for an English-speaker sees a man who has worked for him before, points to him. ÂRemember me?ÂŽ he says. ÂI want to use you again. WeÂre going to do some demolition work today.ÂŽ If that sounds risky, other dangers can wait: a rickety ladder, hot tar on a roof, power tools, thorns and barbs, the occa-sional rattlesnake. Someone hurt on the job might have help from the employerÂs liability insurance, but the centerÂs staff do what they can to teach proper safety. For that and other health concerns, the center has also partnered with Jupiter Medical Center and the Town of Jupi-terÂs Health Department to open a free clinic on West Indiantown Road on Sat-urday mornings, planning for more. And C.R.O.S. Ministries supports the centerÂs food pantry, open twice a week. QQQEVEN AFTER THE BATTLE TO OPEN EL Sol had ended, the battle to keep it open lived on Â„ until the municipal elections of 2010. The insertion of pro-center and anti-center politics into the mix turned ugly at times. A cluster of sign-wielding protestors collected at the corner of Indiantown Road and Military Trail on weekends. People shouted Âil-legalÂŽ and Âgo homeÂŽ to the workers as they rode their bikes and pushed their baby strollers. More than one El Sol vol-unteer found nails pounded into his car tires. A slate of candidates opposed to El Sol sought to oust the town officials who had approved it. But the vote was con-clusive: The town officials Â„ and El Sol Â„ won handily. The protests ceased. QQQJOCELYN SKOLNICK HAS BEEN AT WORK since before dawn on that recent Monday, and she comes down to survey the day. ÂWe have 19 programs serving 2,700 people,ÂŽ she says. ÂThereÂs so much that happens, sometimes itÂs hard to put that into a nice little mes-sage.ÂŽ And, with four full-time staff, they will lose the last two of five full-time Americorps VISTA volunteers in No-vember, when the programÂs funding is cut. A woman comes in and asks for a female worker. ÂLimpieza,ÂŽ Mr. Matsu-naga tells the worker, when she steps up. House-cleaning. Then a man comes in, talks to Mr. Matsunaga, one worker, five hours, $10 an hour, landscaping, and Raul Morales hears his own name, reports with a smile, waves as he heads into a humid day that will warm into the 80s. In front of a computer screen behind the entry desk, a few look intently at lists of names, Priority Hiring and Days Last Hired. This is about fairness, about spreading out the work. They also know that specific skills and speaking English narrow choices, and that any employer can ask for one of them by name or face. An older couple arrives, seeking help with some moving. They are new, heard about El Sol from their daughter. They need two workers for about four hours, they say, and ask about rates. State mini-mum, $7.79, is also El SolÂs, but Mr. Mat-sunaga suggests, ÂYou can base the pay on the quality of work, $10, $12, more.ÂŽ Another two names are announced, and the first worker to come over smiles at the couple and says, ÂHello, how are you?ÂŽ They walk out together. One worker takes up a guitar outside a front office, picks out a soft rhythm. Music, he says, can bring people togeth-er. So can kinds of foods, traditions, cos-tumes, events such as the annual Fiesta Maya during Super Bowl week. Many talk about the Sunday morning ftbol (soccer) games behind the school across the street, and the annual tournament in March coordinated by the Jupiter Police Department and including teams from the police and the Palm Beach County SheriffÂs Department. With positive contact, Ms. Skolnick says, attitudes have changed and, with them, lives. This is not Fantasyland, though. She sometimes fields calls from employers unhappy with a worker, and now and then she hears about harsh working con-ditions or an employer who fails to pay. Needs and expectations, on both sides, are not always met. Somewhere near 10 a.m., a man comes in the south door looking for a worker for landscaping. When a worker steps up, the employer says, ÂI need to give you a test, here,ÂŽ and takes him outside, to an area of dirt and grass. Whatever the standard, the worker doesnÂt meet it. A second worker appears to pass, and the men leave to-gether. Staff members do their best, Joceyln Skolnik says, to match worker skills with work demands and keep everyone satisfied. They are not an employment agency, though they help find jobs; not a school, though they offer classes. They are a resource, a meeting place, a step-ping-off point. She is happy to add that most reactions are closer to those expressed by Katie Dietz, director of The Lighthouse ArtCenterÂs School of Art in Tequesta, who says, ÂTheyÂre fantastic. They work very, very hard. Every guy weÂve ever brought here is just so willing to do any job, no matter how high up on the lad-der or how trivial the job is. WeÂve hired them for ordinary labor, but then we find out theyÂre tile workers, profession-al painters, several of them are artists. We count on them to help us.ÂŽ Two days later, students from the Pine School will come here to sit down with workers, one-on-one, and ask ques-tions, an exercise in shared learning. That night, El Sol will hold a graduation ceremony for workers who have passed courses in English and literacy and sew-ing and other skills. Families will come. ÂFor some, itÂs the first time theyÂve ever gone through any formal schooling,ÂŽ Jo-ceyln Skolnick says, Âand theyÂre actu-ally getting their certificate. ItÂs energiz-ing to see that.ÂŽ The following morning, doors will open at 6, again, and men and women will begin reporting for work. They hope it will find them. Near 11 a.m. that Monday, Wilberto Luna announces the name of another worker. He is the 19th to find a job that day. ÂIÂm James,ÂŽ the worker says, giving his name in English, and the employer says, ÂIÂm Jeff. How are you? Ready?ÂŽ Harold Matsunaga watches from the desk nearby. When it comes to a chance to work, he knows, they are all so very ready. Q HOPEFrom page 11 PHOTOS BY JOHN SESSA / FLORIDA WEEKLYImmigrants who wait for work each day know that speaking English, and having specific other skills, can give them an advantage when an employer comes in looking for a laborer. For a number of workers, English is their third language. Jupiter: A Sanctuary CityJupiterÂ’s innovative approach to immigrant labor and community resources has landed it on a list with far larger communities Â— including Miami, New York City, Minneapolis and Denver Â— as a Â“sanctuary city.Â” Most such cities, by law or by habit, donÂ’t allow local funds or resources for enforcing federal immigration laws. The label can be used as a target by critics, but it also ties Jupiter to a far larger, locally based movement aimed at solving immigration-based problems in practical ways, without state or federal interven-tion.The term Â“sanctuary cityÂ” was rst coined in 1979 in Los Angeles, as a local ordinance forbid-ding police or city employees from asking about or investigating a personÂ’s immigration status. More than 30 major cities have since passed similar ordinances. Some national politicians and commentators have attacked them, and several states have acted to curb them, including Texas and Tennessee. Advocates of amnesty for unau-thorized workers, meanwhile, say the formal laws bring unneeded politics into already accepted practices of community policing, calling on law enforcement to maintain good relations with the entire community. The term has no legal weight, but it carries the kind of moral force re ected in polls showing that a strong majority of Americans support immigration reform that gives unauthor-ized workers a way to continue working here and a pathway to citizenship. Florida cities that are listed as sanctuary cities:Q DeLeon Springs Q Deltona Q Jupiter Q Lake Worth Q Miami P
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The San Francisco Chronicle revealed in March that somehow, Susan Muranishi negoti-ated a contract that pays her $301,000 a year, plus Â“equity payÂ” of $24,000 a year so that she makes at least 10 percent more than the next highest paid official, plus Â“longevityÂ” pay of $54,000 a year, plus a car allowance Â— and that she will be paid that total amount per year as her pension for life (in addition to a private pension of $46,000 a year that the county purchased for her).Q Congress established a National Helium Reserve in 1925 in the era of Â“zeppelinÂ” balloons, but most con-sider it no longer useful (most, that is, ranging from President Reagan to the Democratic congressman who in 1996 called it one program that, if we cannot undo it, Â“we cannot undo any-thingÂ”). The House of Representatives recently voted 394-1 to continue fund-ing it because of Â“fearsÂ” of a shortage that might affect MRI machines and, of course, party balloons. Q Great art! Q The weather in Hong Kong on April 25 wreaked havoc on American artist Paul McCarthyÂ’s outdoor, 50-foot-tall piece of Â“inflatable artÂ” in the West Kowloon Cultural District. Â“Complex PileÂ” (a model of an arrangement of excrement) got punctured, which most-ly pleased Mr. McCarthyÂ’s critics since his recent work, reported the South China Morning Post, has often centered around bodily functions. Q The Jewish Museum in Berlin is currently staging what has become pop-ularly known as the Â“Jew in the BoxÂ” exhibit to teach visitors about Judaism Â— simply featuring one knowledgeable Jewish person who sits in a chair in a glass box for two hours a day and answers questions from the curious. Both supporters and critics are plenti-ful. Q Police report Q News of the Weird has reported several times on the astonishing control that inmates have at certain prisons in Latin American countries, with drug cartel leaders often enjoying lives nearly as pleasurable as their lives on the out-side. However, according to an April federal indictment, similar problems have plagued the City Detention Center in Baltimore, where members of the Â“Black Guerrilla FamilyÂ” operated with impunity. Between 2010 and 2012, cor-ruption was such that 13 female guards have now been charged, including four women who bore the children of the gangÂ’s imprisoned leader, Tavon White. Cellphones, drugs and Grey Goose vodka were among the smuggled-in contraband, and the indictment charges that murders were ordered from inside. (Baltimore City Paper had reported 14 stories in 2009 and 2010 on the gang-related corruption at the center, but apparently state and federal officials had failed to be alarmed.) Q Chicago police have arrested Ms. Shermain Miles, 51, at least 396 times since 1978, under 83 different aliases, for crimes ranging from theft (92 times) to prostitution and robbery. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, she is a virtuoso at playing Â“the systemÂ” to delay her proceedings and avoid jail time. (2) Alvin Cote, 59, passed away in February of poor health in Saskatoon, Saskatch-ewan, following a Â“careerÂ” of 843 public-intoxication arrests. Q Danielle Parker was hospitalized and awaiting DUI charges after a crash near Gaston, N.C., in March, even though she had been in the passenger seat of the car. She had handled the wheel momentarily because Brittany Reinhardt, 19, in the driverÂ’s seat, was busy texting. (Ms. Reinhardt, apparently sober, was charged with Â“aiding and abettingÂ” a DUI.) Q Strange old world Mr. Datta Phuge perhaps overly personifies IndiaÂ’s national obsession with the beauty of gold. For special occa-sions, he outfits his Â“knuckles, neck and wristsÂ” with golden Â“signet rings, chunky bracelets and a medallion,Â” wrote BBC News in April after Mr. Phuge had also purchased a crinkly gold tailored shirt made for him for about $250,000. The 7-pound shirt (from Ran-kar Jewellers in the city of Pune) has a velvet lining to keep it from irritating his skin, and he must, of course, always travel with a bodyguard. Q FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 A13
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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 NEWS A15Opposites attract Â— but over time the differences can be polarizingEmily shot her husband a withering look, but Ed was deliberately avoiding eye contact. It was painfully obvious to everyone in the room that Ed had no interest in being part of the conversa-tion. In fact, it seemed like heÂd rather be ANYWHERE than the MitchellsÂ barbecue. Emily hated feeling like this. She wondered what the others were think-ing. Jill Mitchell was the captain of her tennis team. It was important to Emily that she and Ed make a good impression. Ed had initially refused to come to the barbecue. Emily had called him every name in the book, and then some. She burst into tears when Ed said he couldnÂt stand half her friends, calling them self-centered and shallow. When they first met 12 years ago, she had found EdÂs quiet demeanor endearing. But, now, all these years later, she found his silences unnerving and she resented his reluctance to go out with friends. They say that opposites attract, but can two very different personalities remain compatible and close over time? Of course! But a couple is not likely to pull it off without a certain amount of flexibility, patience and a healthy sense of humor. Both parties must be willing to compromise and, most important, learn to hold sharp tongues. ItÂs not uncommon for two people to be drawn to each other for the very different traits that may ultimately become the source of irritation and distress. For example, a dependent person may be attracted to a strong, authoritative partner because she looks to him for a sense of security. However, as she matures, she may find him to be overbearing and controlling. Emily was so focused on her belief that Ed was deliberately standing in her way socially, she lost an opportu-nity to consider that there were steps she could take that might ease the way to a solution. However, she discovered that Ed was very appreciative when she approached him with a genuine openness to understanding his posi-tion. She started by saying: ÂŽEd, IÂve been so adamant about you coming to this barbecue, I never really paid attention to why you didnÂt want to go. Is there something about this group of people or this setting that especially upsets you?ÂŽ Emily clearly stated in a loving way that she truly valued their time as a couple. She emphasized this point, but then added that spending time with others was important to her. She really wanted his input on how she could meet this need in a way that set their marriage as a priority. Ed had been so accustomed to being on the defensive, he was not inclined to share, and was certainly not about to admit his insecurities. In fact, Ed had always been quite shy, and was quite envious of his wifeÂs natural ease with other people. Once Emily and Ed took a collaborative, problem-solving stance, they were able to approach their differ-ences in a more respectful, thoughtful way. Ed was able to clarify that he enjoyed their time together as a couple (a plus!), and truly enjoyed a certain amount of private time to read, and browse on the computer. He was not offended if Emily took an evening off to go out with friends, and in fact, enjoyed spending special time with their children. Emily was not aware that she often shut Ed out when they were at a party, leaving him on his own to flounder with people he might not know. Once Emily made a point to stay by EdÂs side at the beginning of the evening, intro-ducing him, and including him in dis-cussions, his comfort level increased. She also made a point to ask if there were any people he absolutely could not stand, or with whom he might feel more comfortable. She promised to take these preferences into account when making plans. Ironically, a great number of people carry the misguided notion that nagging or criticizing gives them the power to transform their partners into the kind of people they hope theyÂll become. As we all know, this just doesnÂt work. A great relationship does not require cookie-c utter similarities. Our differences can greatly enrich our experi-ences. When we each take responsi-bility for addressing our contribution to the problem, without blaming the other, weÂve opened possibilities for creative solutions. Q Â„ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. She holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Gardens office at 630-2827, online at www.palmbeach familytherapy.com.Once Upon A TimeBaby Boomers have reached the stage in life when they enjoy some special perks. Two hands are needed to count the decades required to earn this privi-leged status. Qualifying is painless for the most part. Aging happens so incre-mentally, over such a long, drip, drip of time that suddenly, youÂre just there. We seldom face a graphic illustration of the span our years occupy from birth till now. But fill out a form online that requires you to select the year of your birth by scrolling backwards from the present Â„ and there, you have it. It takes a ridiculously long time to arrive at the Holy Grail. ItÂs a cheerless trek, too because, as we travel, we are teased to try and remember, as each year passes, what we were doing back then. Blanks follow. Some milestones pop up, light-houses of memory strung along a vast shoreline of living. But to know the era of an entire generation, across the full-ness of its chronology, we need other markers. Boomers are vested with remembering things past. National drumrolls accompany the 30th, 40th, and 50th anniversaries and celebration of these historical memories. We stand at atten-tion and remember when society was transformed by the sweep of unprec-edented change. Historical events are now more emphatic as the broader can-vas upon which our own lives are drawn. Our nation is a young democracy and our generation tracks a substantial part of the chronology required for it to have made the leap into modernity, from the 20th into the 21st century. The false starts and mighty detours along the way mark our generational passage through a long period of historical continuity that binds us as a nation. Boomers thus have a gift, uniquely their own, which is their legacy to give to future generations, earned by our struggles to leave the world a better place. We hold within living memory the stories of great things accomplished during our lifetime. Perhaps the greatest of these are the stories of the struggle for civil rights and the growth of the modern Civil Rights Movement that began in the Â50s and Â60s. These stories have not lost their relevance nor their value to todayÂs efforts to achieve American ideals of equity and opportunity for all. They help trans-fix the date certain when the Civil Rights Movement set free irrevocable change. In 1954, the Brown v. Board of Education decision by the U.S. Supreme Court struck a fatal blow to state-spon-sored segregation; the arrest of Mrs. Rosa Parks in 1955 ignited the mass freedom movement that took the fight for racial justice into the streets. Change happened but far from instantaneously. Though we record the milestones, our shorthand so abbreviates the story, the result has the brevity of myth. We lose sight of what happened before and after, and all that went on and in-between that made these national mile-stones possible. The power of this his-tory lies in the personal narratives and the seasoned perspectives of individuals still among us who were touched by and engaged in these struggles. Their stories are uniquely their own and by their telling, make events, now remote in time, accessible to young people whose lives began long after. Younger generations enjoy the benefits of these struggles but the organic con-nection to how it was all achieved is often fuzzy at best. The importance of this generational transfer of knowl-edge and experience hasnÂt been lost on todayÂs leaders in philanthropy. Mid-April was the 59th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. The Southern Partners Fund (SPF), a charitable grantmaker based in Georgia, invited and convened a confer-ence call of community activists and nonprofit leaders to reflect upon this milestone. The purpose was to consider the meaning of this event in the context of the present struggle for equality of opportunity for all Americans. SPF is a member of a small group of southern funders that share a vision of advancing social change that is phi-lanthropy informed and led by com-munity leaders, organizers and activists directly affected by the issues they seek to address. This is philanthropy focused on change, not charity, in order to attack root causes of poverty and discrimina-tion. As long as injustice endures, this form of philanthropy will keep remind-ing us why our stories are important to tell. Q Â„ Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian and the immediate past president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Her professional career spans more than 25 years in the charitable sector, leading major philanthropic institutions in the South and rural Appalachia. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. Email her at email@example.com and follow Lilly on Twitter @llilly15. HEALTHY LIVING linda LIPSHUTZllipshutz@floridaweekly.com b leslie LILLYllilly15@gmail.com
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ÂAs Lang Realty continues its growth in northern Palm Beach County, this Jupiter location is the next step,ÂŽ said Scott Agran, president and broker, in a prepared statement. ÂWeÂve experienced a lot of demand from the Jupiter area and itÂs the right time to expand our operations there.ÂŽ Lang Realty said in the statement that it is the market leader in homes sold over $400,000 in Palm Beach County for the past five consecutive years. Because of its rapid growth in its Palm Beach Gardens office and the added demand further north, Lang Realty opened the Jupiter office on Heritage Drive, and plans are already in the works for a new office on Indiantown Road. ÂThis Jupiter location is ideal as we continue our northward expansion,ÂŽ said Bill Hall, director of business development for the company, in the state-ment. ÂThe Jupiter area is primed for growth as the housing market continues to recover and we have the real estate talent and experience to turn a lot of heads.ÂŽ Lang Realty was established in 1989,beginning with just three sales associates. The company has expanded to more than 350 agents with offices in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter and Port St. Lucie. ÂWeÂve been well received by area agents who understand the support Lang provides regarding services and marketing,ÂŽ said Doreen Nystrom, sales manager of the Palm Beach Gar-dens office. ÂBecause of our continual growth, we currently seek more tal-ented agents looking to partner with a real estate firm that is eager to support their success.ÂŽ For more information see www.langrealty.com. Also see Lang Realty on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and LangÂs blog for real estate updates and Lang Realty news. Q Growth spurs Lang Realty to open new Jupiter officeCOURTESY PHOTOLang Realty opened an office at 601 Heritage Drive in Jupiter, and plans another on Indiantown Road. The who, what and why of the various CPIsSince last weekÂs ÂInflation or deflationÂŽ column, there has been an abundance of questions by readers: What is the CPI? Is it a good measure of inflation? Why does the Federal Reserve Board look at Âcore CPIÂŽ? ArenÂt changes in producer prices important? Does the CPI predict inflation or deflation? Here are the answers to your questions: The CPI is the Consumer Price Index. There are several CPIs and the one most often referenced is the Âall urban CPI index.ÂŽ It measures 144 consumer items (goods and services), which are catego-rized into groupings such as food, energy, schooling, medical, etc. Yes, it is absolutely an imperfect measurement, but it is probably the best mea-suring stick that we have. Since Fed is charged with keeping price stability in the U.S. economy (i.e., keeping prices from deflating but allowing mild inflation). The Fed looks at the CPI, but also keenly looks at what it calls ÂCore CPI,ÂŽ thatÂs the CPI excluding food and energy. Food and energy are considered to be the most volatile of the components and their price changes are not necessarily indicative of permanent change in infla-tion rates. However, Core CPI is not embraced by all academia as a superior inflation measurement. A recently published white paper (ÂHow Well Does ÂCoreÂ Inflation Capture Permanent Price Changes?ÂŽ by Bradley, Jansen and Sinclair, April 23, 2013), found Âthat the permanent compo-nent of core CPI is much more volatileÂƒ and that core excludes volatile permanent shocks to the overall price level.ÂŽ The authors suggest we pay close attention to CPI measures that include food and energy. However, the CPI is not the only important measure of inflation. The Producer Price Index, or PPI, is a leading economic indicator and is thought to lead consumer inflation. The three PPI Indexes measure prices at the producer level: finished goods PPI is more important than than inter-mediate and crude materials. The idea that PPI leads CPI inflation is based on the premise that producers will ultimately pass along price increases to their buyers. There are 12 regional Reserve Banks (e.g., Atlanta, Chicago, New York, St. Louis, etc.) Each one seems to track an inflation index that it thinks more closely measures inflation or creates its own index. The Chicago Fed created an Income Based Economic Indexes, or IBEX, to Âcap-ture the inflation experiences of specific socio-economic and demographic groupsÂƒ (as) inflation experiences of the socio-economic and demographic groupsÂƒ are very similar, though the elderly experience somewhat higher inflation.ÂŽ The Cleveland Fed publishes its own estimates of inflation. The St Louis Fed president has been openly critical that the FedÂs preferred measure Â„ Core CPI Â„ leads us astray and that we have too little inflation. Why do some bloggers and analysts propose that inflation is much greater than what the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports as CPI inflation, beyond demographic dif-ferences? The bloggers propose that the CPI has undergone meaningful changes in defi-nition/calculation in the past 30 years and the changes were primarily made to benefit the U.S. government by lessen-ing increases on Social Security, which is indexed to the CPI. The changes in the CPI require their own, extensive debate. But for the pur-poses of last weekÂs column (which was addressing the inability of the Fed to create inflation post 2008, and the concern that we could slip into deflation), 30-year-old changes in the construction of the CPI are not relevant. What needs to be addressed is whether the CPI of the prior five years is signaling inflation or deflation. Right now, it is inconclusive but leans to deflation. Shadow stats is a most popular website that has some interesting white papers on the changes in the CPI. It has created its own CPI number and ÂprovesÂŽ that con-sumer prices have escalated astronomi-cally during the past 30 years. Columnist Rex Nutting wrote recently in Market Watch about problems with the runaway inflation arguments. ÂBut letÂs assume for a moment that the deniers are right that we should compare, as much as possible, prices of the same goods and services over time,ÂŽ he wrote. ÂSo why not look at some actual prices and see how much theyÂve risen over time? If prices were rising 6 percent at a year, then it would mean most things would cost almost six times as much as they did 30 years ago. Under this scenario, milk would cost $13 a gallon, a family car would cost $38,000, a first-class postage stamp would cost $1.15, and a gallon of gas would cost $7.ÂŽ (The column offers a table of price increases for 20 consumer items.) Further, the problem that the BLS and anyone else measuring price changes is faced with is that the object or service being measured had radically changed over time and mostly improved... (with the exception of quality of education, which most would agree per any international measurement has declined). For instance, consider the difference between cars in the 1980s and today (air bags, tire quality; sound systems; navigation features; seat comfort; gas mileage); the difference in apartment living then (no washer/dryer) and now. Possibly the most radical change has been the improvement in medical care between then and now, as we have medicines and treatments that are so much more extensive, technology driven and life-extending. So the task before the BLS (to measure the price change in a fixed basket of goods and services) is clearly not possible without all sorts of adjustments. Just which adjustments give rise to great debate. It is always good to hear from readers and something is learned from each letter or phone call. So, thank you. Q Â„ Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 239-571-8896. Write to showalter@ wwfsyst ems.com. m p C B 2 n a jeannette SHOWALTER CFA showalter@ww fsyst ems.com MONEY & INVESTING
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Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Â“A Diamond 1 3 4 2 9 10 17 18 19 20 12 11 1 Christina Gonzalez, Frank Gonzalez 2 Rodney Reston, Caroline Reston 3 Criata Ellena, Greg Ellena 4. George Maler, Jeri Maler, Michelle Delgreco 5. Mark Rosenberg, Steve Rosenberg 6. Jacqueline Lopez-Devine, Dominique Nelson 7. Robbin Lee, Robert Lee 8. Laura Kruger, Jeff Kruger 9. Jason Barbieri, Brandon Strandell, Jennelle Douglass, Judith Schumacher 10. Bedonna Flesher, Denise Maria Testai 11. Maria Mikolajczak, Carina Bayer 12. Javier Padilla, Claudia P13. Nadina Aybar, Maggi Rosenberg, Julius Jones 14. Mel Urban, Frank SpecialeFLORIDA WEEKL A18 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY
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SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY This exquisite Casto Homes custom estate is offered fully furnished with all accessories included. The home, at 114 Playa Rienta Way in Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens, is fully turnkey. Every imaginable upgrade has been added to this original, luxurious model home. It offers a gourmet kitchen, custom cabinetry, built-ins, spacious closets and crown molding throughout. The home features four bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. It has been professionally decorated with only the finest details, including custom window treatments, designer lighting and elegant furnishings and accessories. The spacious outdoor patio, surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and a serene rock waterfall flowing into the inviting pool, is perfect for outdoor dining and enter-taining. The home is a short distance to the club house, for enjoyment of Mirasol's Country Club lifestyle with full luxury spa and fitness center, 15 clay tennis courts, two championship golf courses, a practice range, year-round social events, and much more. Fite Shavell & Associates lists the home at $1,899,995. The agent is Linda Bright, 561-629-4995, firstname.lastname@example.org. Q A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 23-30, 2013 A20 FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOSExquisite estate in Mirasol
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 A21 FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY First Step to Stardom audition for Maltz Jupiter Theatre 1 3 5 4 2 1 Gary Betensky, Mustafa Wright, Aileen Josephs and Mitchell Josephs 2 Sisters Liliana Krastel, 5, and Isabella Krastel, 7, of Jupiter, practice singing. 3 The final auditions were judged by Jay Johnson, left, and Andrew Kato, producing artistic director, accompanied by composer and musician John Mercurio (right) on keyboard. 4. Grace Vincent, 8, and Valentina Hill, 10, both of Palm Beach Gardens, wait with other students for the start of their audition. 5. Mattine Jensen, 5, of Palm Beach Gardens, and Alexis Pham, 8, of Jupiter, join other students in singing Â“Tomorrow.Â” COURTESY PHOTOSShining a light on Art Nouveau designsElectric lights were first marketed to the public about 1880. It is said that Louis Comfort TiffanyÂs famous lily lamp with glass shades for light bulbs was the first lamp with a shade that projected light down, not up, like a candle flame. Other lamps of the early 1900s were adapted to accept bulbs by removing the older light source, like a candle, then wiring the lamp for electricity and adding a bulb and shade. Others were made in entirely new shapes. During the Art Nouveau period, sensuous women with curves were part of the designs used for glass, ceramics, bronze figurines and even furniture. So it is not surprising that a variety of lamps designed to feature women also were made. The Loetz glass factory (1840-1940), in what is now the Czech Republic, made art glass. At around the turn of the 20th century, workers there designed a fig-ural lamp with a bronze base shaped like a woman holding an iridescent gold glass shade above her head. The glass resem-bled TiffanyÂs, but it was actually made at the Loetz factory. It was signed by Peter Tereszczuk (1875-1963), a well-known Ukrainian sculptor who made bronze fig-urines and other decorative bronzes. Bell collectors prize his bronze electric call buttons that look like a small child on a rocky base. The lamp sold for $3,750 at a Rago Arts and Auction sale in 2013.Q: My old gate-leg table has a label that says it was made by the John D. Raab Chair Co. The finish on the table is a bit worn and marred. I have been considering refinishing or painting it, although I think this would decrease its value. What do you think?A: The John D. Raab Chair Co. was in business in Grand Rapids, Mich., from 1906 to 1924, when it was taken over by the Furniture Shops of Grand Rapids. If you like the table and plan to use it, go ahead and refinish or paint it. ÂBrown furnitureÂŽ pieces like your table are not sell-ing for much money today, and many people are buy-ing them at bargain prices, then refinishing or painting them to either use or resell.Q: I would like to know something about the maker of a platter that has been in my family for years. ItÂs marked ÂGreenwood China, made for P, JB and Sons, Hotel Depart-ment,ÂŽ and ÂGreenwood China, Trenton, N.J.ÂŽ is impressed on the back. Can you tell me how old this is?A: Greenwood Pottery was founded in 1868. It began marking pieces ÂGreenwood ChinaÂŽ in 1886. During the early 1900s, Greenwood Pottery and Greenwood China were listed at separate addresses in Trenton, although they were under the same man-agement. Dinnerware, hotel ware, restaurant ware and other items were made. Hotel china was marked with the letter ÂPÂŽ under-neath ÂGreenwood China.ÂŽ The pottery also made por-celain marked ÂGreenwood Art Pottery.ÂŽ The art pot-tery ewers and vases can sell for more than $1,000 each. Greenwood Pottery was out of business by about 1933.Q: We own an Art Nouveau vase signed ÂVal St. Lambert.ÂŽ ItÂs 16 inches high. Can you tell us some-thing about it, including what itÂs worth? A: Val St. Lambert Cristalleries (glassmak-ing factory) was founded near Liege, Belgium, in 1826. The only glassmaking company in Belgium, it still oper-ates today (visit Val-Saint-Lambert.com). The company is best-known for its Art Nouveau (c. 1895-1 905) and Art Deco (c. 1925-1935) glassware. The size and style of your vase may mean that it could sell for more than $1,000. Have an expert in your area take a look at it. Q: I found a $1,000 certificate from the Bank of the United States among my fatherÂs things after he died. ItÂs dated Dec. 15, 1840, and is No. 8894. There are portraits of six men along the sides. The only one I recognize is Benjamin Frank-lin. Is this certificate valuable? A: The Bank of the United States was chartered in 1791 in Philadelphia, which was the United StatesÂ capital at that time. The men pictured on your note are David Rittenhouse (the first director of the U.S. Mint), William Penn, Thomas Paine, Robert Morris, Benjamin Frank-lin and Robert Fulton. An original bank note would sell for more than $100, but this particular bank note is a commonly found fake. Tip: Be careful when handling birdhouses, birdcages and bird feeders, old or new. It is possible to catch pigeon fever (psittacosis) through a cut or even from breathing the dust. Q Â„ Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. KOVEL: ANTIQUES r f A h w R terry KOVELnews@floridaweekly.com This lamp, created from a figure of a bronze woman and an iridescent gold glass shade made by Loetz, is 14 inches high. The signed lamp sold this spring for $3,750 at Rago Arts and Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. It must be used with a low-wattage electric bulb because the glass lampshade would be damaged by too much heat.
Lang Realty has been the Sales Leader of properties in excess of $400,000 in Palm Beach County for the last 5 years. With 10 ofÂ“ce locations, we can cover all of your Real Estate needs, call &LORIDA"EST(OME"UYSCOMs%VERGRENE(OMESCOM $AWN-ALLOY#.%#,(-3"ROKER!SSOCIATEs$AN-ALLOY#.%2EALTORÂš RENTED SOLD SOLD SOLD UNDER CONTRA CT UNDER CONTRA CT UNDER CONTRA CT UNDER CONTRA CT UNDER CONTRA CT Last chance for late property tax paymentsPalm Beach County property owners with unpaid 2012 property taxes are urged to meet their obligation by 5 p.m. Friday, May 31, according to a statement from Tax Collector Anne GannonÂs office. As of May 8, there were 28,931 properties delinquent, due to non-payment of 2010, 2011 and 2012 taxes. Effective April 2, 2013, all outstanding 2012 real estate property taxes are delinquent. Failure to pay real estate property taxes by 5 p.m. May 31 results in the sale of tax certificates on these properties. Local tax collectors are required by law to hold annual Tax Certificate Auctions to replace uncollected revenues for local governments. Delinquent properties are advertised on May 17, 22 and 29. Effective June 1, the total amount due on delinquent 2012 prop-erty taxes increases due to the addition of advertising costs and interest rate charges. The 2012 Auction is scheduled for June 1. Mailed payments must be received in the Tax CollectorÂs office no later than 5 p.m. May 31; payments must be cash, money order, certified check, bank draft, US postal order, cashierÂs check or wire transfer. Website payments are not accept-ed. A postmark on a mailed payment is not proof of timely payment of delinquent taxes. Q A22 WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 The Kravis Center has a new board chair. During the April 25 annual meeting, the board elected Jane Mitchell to be its new chair. Ms. Mitchell succeeds William A. Meyer, whose six-year tenure as chair will end June 30 because of term limits. She will take office July 1. Ms. Mitchell has served as a board member since 2006 and as a vice-chair since 2011. She will be the third chair in the 28-year history of the Kravis Center and the first woman to hold the position. Mr. Meyer was voted to an additional three-year term on the board and will serve as treasurer for a one-year term. Joining Ms. Mitchell and Mr. Meyer on the board as officers are Michael Bracci and Laurie Silvers, vice-chairs; and Stephen Brown, secretary. Newly elected to the Kravis Board, each for a three-year term, are: Stuart Frankel, founder of Stuart Frankel & Co., and active member of the financial industry for more than 50 years; Chris Havlicek, managing director and Palm Beach mar-ket manager for JP Morgan; Paul Leone, president and COO, The Breakers Palm Beach and Flagler System Inc.; Monika Preston, philanthropist and Kravis Center Gala chair; and Jeffrey Stoops, president, CEO and director of SBA Communica-tions Corp. In addition, Dan Ponton will complete his 12-year tenure as a board member on June 30 because of term lim-its, and was elected Life Trustee. Now retired from business, Ms. Mitchell and her family sold their company, Midas Rex, which invented the first pow-ered equipment for surgery, a surgical bone drill, to Medtronic. She has been a resident of Palm Beach County for 34 years, most currently in North Palm Beach. In addition to her local involvement, she is a Graduate Gemologist (GIA) and serves as chair of the Smithsonian Gem-stone Collectors, a philanthropic support group for the National Gem Collection. She and her husband gave the Dom Pedro, the worldÂs largest cut aquamarine, to that collection in December 2012. She is mar-ried to Jeffery Bland, a Florida native. Q Kravis Center elects Jane Mitchell new board chair Steve & Edie Beyond bluegrass with Behind the art on the duoÂ’s new CD.A26 >>inside: Tour stopsat KravisBY NANCY STETSONnstetson@Â” oridaweekly.com JUST CALL THEM THE STEVE and Edie of the bluegrass crowd... though what they perform is beyond blue-grass. ItÂs an unexpected combination of musical talent. The magical alchemy of actor/comedian/musi-cian Steve MartinÂs banjo compositions, combined with singer/songwriter Edie BrickellÂs pithy lyrics and voice, creates something powerful and pure. The 13 songs on their recently released album, ÂLove Has Come For You,ÂŽ possess a warmth and gen-uineness, a sweet charm. TheyÂre simultaneously traditional and contempo-rary. For example, on the open-ing cut, ÂWhen You Get to Asheville,ÂŽ Ms. Brickell sings with a twang over Mr. MartinÂs SEE STEVE & EDIE, A26X SHUTTERSTOCK AND COURTESY IMAGES Steve Martin and Edie Brickell will play bluegrass and more at the Kravis Center on May 24. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYMITCHELL A23 FLORIDA WEEKLY J. Barry Lewis must be one of the busiest behind-the-scenes men in the theater business. Audiences literally never see the director, unless he happens to take a seat in the auditorium on an opening night. During the summers, he travels the country doing work for the State Department. But during season, Mr. Lewis, who lives in Lake Worth, focuses on local stages, leading works at Palm Beach Dramaworks and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. He most recently directed ÂDoubt: A Par-ableÂŽ at the Maltz; at Dramaworks, he opened last sea-son with ÂTalleyÂs Folly.ÂŽ It is Dramaworks to which he has returned to direct Brian FrielÂs ÂDancing at Lughnasa.ÂŽ ÂLughnasaÂŽ is set in 1936 in Ireland. ItÂs a memory play, told from the per-spective of Michael, a man who looks back at a summer at the cottage of his aunts in which their lives changed forever. Once again, Dramaworks is looking to Ireland for material. The com-panyÂs productions of ÂThe WeirÂŽ and ÂThe Beauty Queen of LeenaneÂŽ were noted both for the quality of the writ-ing and the performances. ÂThere have been in the last 15 years, a spate of very fine Irish writ-ers. ThereÂs a long tradition of really strong voices that have used the the-ater as their milieu, not just in writ-ing, as in Joyce, and I think they have produced a new generation of writers that are really worth looking at. They have written some really fine work. Brian Friel is sort of the grandfather of them all right now. His work goes back to the Â70s and heÂs a product of that generation of narrative storyline, good storytellers,ÂŽ Mr. Lewis said. That begs a question.ÂSo why do we do them? I just think theyÂre good stories. TheyÂre good theater. They are curious studies of the human nature, all of them, Dramaworks looks to Ireland for Â“LughnasaÂ” BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comLEWIS SEE ÂLUGHNASA,ÂŽ A25 X
SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSThere can be only one top dogI am not a dog person. I say this truthfully but regretfully because I know that, socially, dog people rank higher than cat people. WeÂre too solitary and our affection has a take-it-or-leave-it quality. We spook at loud noises and struggle in a crowd. We have none of the boundless energy that dogs Â„ and dog people Â„ possess, none of the eagerness to please or the willingness to play, none of the boundless slobbering that makes dogs so great. But some-times, for the right dog, even my cat-fancying heart can be swayed. IÂm spending the summer in France in a remote mountain vil-lage and there is a dog here named Homer (for the Greek poet not the Simpsons character). HeÂs a Brittany Spaniel, fierce and lovable and loyal. HeÂs stubborn, too, and very bossy. But I donÂt mind. He greets me warmly after breakfast and we go on walks together in the afternoons. For this cat person, heÂs nearly made a dog lover out of me. There are seven of us staying in the village at an artistÂs residency, a mix of writers and artists from all over the world. There is one man, an older Frenchman, who fancies himself a philosopher. On a recent afternoon when the spring sunshine warmed the hills, I set out with Homer for our usual walk. Before we had made it very far down the mountain path we crossed the phi-losopher also out for a stroll. ÂMay I join you?ÂŽ he said without really asking, already falling in beside us. Homer looked back cautiously before continuing on. ÂYou see,ÂŽ the philosopher said, nodding toward Homer. ÂHeÂs check-ing to see where I will lead us. He knows IÂm the alpha in this group now.ÂŽ I glanced at the Frenchman with his small stature and pompous demeanor and had to stop myself from rolling my eyes. I may not know much about dogs, but I know enough to bet that Homer is a difficult alpha to top. The three of us walked for a time in silence and then the French-man picked up on a subject he had been lecturing me about earlier in the day. I watched Homer nose the path ahead as the philosopher prattled on. When Homer stopped suddenly, his canine gaze fixed on the grass at his feet, one paw raised and his nose trained on the earth, the Frenchman didnÂt even notice. He talked on and on, but I stopped short and finally he quieted. The brush rustled. Homer leapt forward, his snout in the grass. He reached with his teeth and tossed something in the air. I shrieked. A mouse scur-ried to the middle of the road and the Frenchman dashed into the fray. ÂHomer,ÂŽ he shouted. ÂNo.ÂŽHomer darted around him as the mouse ran between the French-manÂs feet. The Frenchman jumped to one side, turned, and nearly fell into the weeds. Homer deftly scooped the mouse in his jaws and set off down the road, the tail hang-ing from his teeth. The Frenchman called after, pleading this time, but Homer didnÂt even glance back. It was all I could do not to laugh. Alpha, indeed. Q Â„ Artis Henderson has joined the Twitterverse. Follow her @ArtisHenderson. a o a h a w H artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com 2013 Hilton Worldwide Book the Best of Waldorf Astoria and receive a $50 resort reward for every night of your stay.* When you arrive at Waldorf Astoria Naples you can expect exceptional restaurants, a luxu rious spa and unparalleled service. What may surprise you are the amazing activities tha t will either awaken your sense of adventure, or give you the relaxation you are longing for. Escape the everyday, from $149 per night. Book today by calling 888.722.1269, or visiting WaldorAstoriaNaples.com.*Visit WaldorfAstoriaNaples.com for complete terms and conditions. TRANQUILITY AWAITS ON THE GULF COAST. A24 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 A25 Mother Ocean Celebration and Exhibition honoring Expedition Florida 500 featuring Justin Riney and Florida artists celebrating FloridaÂs 500th anniversaryJustin Riney, founder of Mother Ocean, will share the tales of his adventure of circumnavigating Florida on a standup paddleboard. Through May 31, 2013Mother Ocean Invi tational Exhibit This ocean-themed exhibition at the School of Art showcases artwork created by Florida artists. Sunday, May 26 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mother Ocean Festival This celebration for all ages will feature childrenÂs art activities and art-contest awards, mural painting, raku ring, chance drawing, live music, Food Island Organic food truck, and a presentation by Justin Riney at the School of Art. Museum: 373 Tequesta Drive Tequesta, FL (561)746-3101 School of Art: 395 Seabrook Drive Tequesta, FL (561)748-8737 LighthouseArts.org presents because they almost always focus more on the personality or the persona of the characters, rather than upon any overt action many times,ÂŽ he said. In the case of ÂLughnasa,ÂŽ the characters are sharply defined. ÂYou have five extraordinary sisters, each one a very unique persona, and then you have the persona of the fam-ily as a whole, the collective nature of them. That was what we were working on yesterday in rehearsal Â„ how indi-vidual they must be at the same time, yet feeling a part of this common core. Any family who loves, lives, lies and splits apart sometimes goes through this innate sense of ÂIÂm family. We may not like each other, but we will stay the course for each other as long as we pos-sibly can,ÂÂŽ he said. In the case of this family, changes in society as well as their family are afoot. Agnes and Rose knit gloves for a living, though a new knitwear factory in town threatens their livelihood. Maggie and Christina (MichaelÂs mother) have no outside jobs. And Sister Kate, the main wage earner in the household, is a teacher who has been told there will not be enough students for her to teach in the coming school year. That may be because their brother Jack, a priest who worked as a mis-sionary to a leper colony in Uganda, has returned home after 25 years, hav-ing forsaken much of his traditional Catholicism. ÂThey live a very fragile existence and as long as they can maintain order, they can maintain a sense of rhythm and repetition in their lives, thereÂs no reason why they think that it canÂt just continue like that, but life doesnÂt work that way, and small things happen that set in motion this extraordinary year of 1936 that changes their lives forever Â„ all of them,ÂŽ Mr. Lewis said. But life has not been easy in the years leading up to that. The women are in their 40s, and all of them are single. Blame that on World War I. ÂSome of these (women) were coming of age at a time when the men were off to war and didnÂt come home, so there was a good 20-year impact of those his-torical events,ÂŽ Mr. Lewis said. ÂThe play is one of longing, of unrealized dreams and of just that which is at the heart of everyoneÂs existence, of love and yearning. And for some of them, it only happens once, in a brief, fleeting moment.ÂŽ Mr. Friel uses a narrator, Michael, to tell the story. It is a device he used in his play, ÂLovers.ÂŽ ÂHe sort of returned to the idea of this device in which the audience tracks along with the story to a certain point then begins to move beyond the action, so the audience is sort of in an omni-scient position of knowing more than those who are on the stage know. And it creates this very interesting curiosity, or bond, because I all of a sudden realize things that are going to happen to these people that they donÂt know, and thatÂs a wonderful theatrical device about the way the audience is engaged,ÂŽ Mr. Lewis said. Another element that hooks an audience is the Irish dialect. ÂThis is more of what we identify as the lilting Irish that people can identify very easily. It is a very distinct area of that northwest corner of Ireland. Friel really captures, not just the dialect, but the language of the area. It flows beauti-fully,ÂŽ Mr. Lewis said. That part is easy, but when MichaelÂs father shows up, he must speak with a Welsh accent. ÂTo the American ear, a Wales accent and a Scottish accent are extremely close, and thatÂs one of things we were working on, is how do they differ,ÂŽ he said. The cast has been working with Gillian Lane-Plescia, currently dialecti-cian for the touring production of ÂWar Horse,ÂŽ to bring out the nuances of the languages. That group includes some Dramaworks alumni, Cliff Burgess, Margery Lowe, Declan Mooney, Erin Joy Schmidt and John L. Thompson, as well as new-comers Meghan Moroney, Gretchen Porro and Julie Rowe. Because it is an ensemble piece, most of those characters receive similar weight in the storyline. Then there is the wayward priest, Father Jack. ÂI am fascinated in the way that Friel wrote Father Jack,ÂŽ Mr. Lewis said. ÂHeÂs introduced immediately at the very, very top of the show as one of the rea-sons that the young boy has the memory that he does, but he doesnÂt bring him on until the end of the first act. He introduces him at a time when the act is beginning to turn downward and he pushes a new character forward. I find it fascinating in terms of the writing.ÂŽ ThatÂs the universal quality.ÂBecause itÂs all about memory, one of the real nice and fascinating things that has happened in terms of the cast, is everyone begins to share a lot about themselves because the boy was 7 when all of this took place,ÂŽ Mr. Lewis said. ÂEveryone has been trying to remem-ber what the memories were at 7, what are some of the real things that were of impact. And weÂve had some great stories. Like this family, I had a grand-mother who came from a family of five sisters and had a single brother. ThereÂs a lot to bring up sometimes. We all have these moments in our histories that really do stay with us all of our lives. You sort of embrace them, remember them for what they were. Some people write plays about them.ÂŽ Q Â“LUGHNASAÂ”From page 1COURTESY PHOTO Julie Rowe (left) and Margery Lowe in Palm Beach DramaworksÂ’ production of Â“Dancing at Lughnasa.Â” >>What: Â“Dancing at LughnasaÂ” >>When: May 24 through June 16 >>Where: Palm Beach DramaworksÂ’ Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach>>Cost: Individual tickets are $55 for all performances. Preview performances are $47 and Opening Night Tickets (May 24) are $70. Student tickets are available for $10.>>Info: 514-4042 or palmbeachdramaworks. org in the know
A26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYfive-string banjo plucking: ÂWhen you get to Asheville/Send me an e-mail.ÂŽ But there are lots of traditional references too, including trains and Fords, fried chicken, the picture show, dying and leaving and loving. This bakerÂs dozen of songs all seem to revolve around love of some sort. ThereÂs paternal love (ÂLove Has Come for You,ÂŽ ÂSarah Jane and the Iron Mountain BabyÂŽ), unrequited love (ÂWho You Gonna Take?ÂŽ), the love between friends (ÂFriend of MineÂŽ), love lost (ÂWhen You Get to Ashe-villeÂŽ) and love of food and the fellow-ship that occurs around the table (ÂGet Along Stray DogÂŽ). ThereÂs even a song about loving a man but hating the way his actions have made his daughter a spoiled brat (ÂSiamese CatÂŽ). ÂI like your Siamese cat/I like your cowboy hat/but I donÂt like your daughter,ÂŽ she sings. ÂIÂd never thought about it,ÂŽ says Ms. Brickell, explaining that she didnÂt con-sciously intend to write so much about various forms of love. ÂI just wanted to be creative, to sort of honor the tunes with the imagery, and (use) words that create vivid imagery. ÂItÂs important to me to honor the sense of the feel in the music, the sense of times and your own experience, rather than imitate someone elseÂs experienceÂƒ I want to be as real as IÂm conscious of being.ÂŽ Ms. Brickell and Mr. Martin will kick off their summer tour at the Kravis Center at 8 p.m. May 24. TheyÂll be joined by the Steep Canyon Rangers, a six-piece bluegrass group with whom Mr. Martin has previously performed and recorded an album. Ms. Brickell hit the music scene with her 1988 multi-platinum record with the New Bohe-mians, ÂShooting Rubberbands at the Stars,ÂŽ which went to No. 4 on the Bill-board 200 Charts. Her single, ÂWhat I Am,ÂŽ was a top 10 hit. Since the New Bohemians, sheÂs been performing as a solo artist and also with the Gadd-abouts. She and Mr. Martin have known each other for a years. ÂWe live on the same road, a few buildings down,ÂŽ Ms. Brick-ell explains, and her husband, singer/songwriter Paul Simon and Mr. Martin have been good friends for decades. Ms. Brickell confesses that sheÂd have a hard time talking with Mr. Martin over the years. ÂI so admired him,ÂŽ she says. ÂAnd quite coincidentally, if we had din-ner parties, at someoneÂs home or at a restaurant, I was seated next to him, every time. I just sort of sat there and listened to him and always enjoyed his company.ÂŽ But she felt somewhat intimidated, because Mr. Martin, a true Renaissance man, has done stand-up comedy and movies, written plays and novels, and collects art. ÂIt wasnÂt until he put out ÂThe Crow,Â and I heard the song ÂDaddy Played the Banjo,Â I was just blown away,ÂŽ she says, referring to his record that won a 2010 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. ÂI thought, the next time I see him, IÂm going to tell him. Once I complimented him on his music, he asked if I ever considered singing without drums, if I ever wanted to make a song together.ÂŽ Soon after, he sent her a banjo tune. She wrote the lyrics to ÂSunÂs Gonna ShineÂŽ and sent it back. She thought she would just write one song with him, but then he sent another tune, and she was immediately inspired to write the song ÂWhen You Get to Asheville.ÂŽ ÂIt flowed right out,ÂŽ she says. ÂWe were just having fun. And I was just blown away by the melodies. He would send an entire banjo instrumental: a verse, chorus, bridge, and I just had to sit back and paint by numbers and (write) the imagery that the music inspired.ÂŽ The lyrics were different than what sheÂd write for her own music. ItÂs the different personalities, she explains. ÂEverybody brings a sort of spirituality to music, and within that, you have the complex range of experiences that creates that sense of spirituality, that vibe within the music from the indi-viduals,ÂŽ she says. ÂYou feel it and you respond to it.ÂŽ She couldnÂt have written the banjo melodies that Mr. Martin did, she says, but Âwhen I hear it, I have a definite emotional response to it.ÂŽ His music has a lyrical sensitivity.ÂI have a much easier time having a musical conversation with someone than a real one,ÂŽ she confesses. The two, along with the Steep Canyon Rangers, have been making the rounds of TV talk shows. TheyÂve performed on ÂThe Today Show,ÂŽ ÂThe View,ÂŽ ÂLate Night With Jimmy FallonÂŽ and ÂLate Show With David Letterman.ÂŽ That last one was tough, she says, as she found herself seated between Mr. Martin and Mr. Letterman and Âtheir machine-gun wit. ÂMy heartÂs pounding, and IÂm thinking, ÂMomÂs watching, donÂt be dumb, donÂt be dumb.ÂÂŽ The two have also been featured in the Sunday NY Times, Vanity Fair magazine and Entertainment Weekly. ÂLove Has Come for You,ÂŽ released on April 23, debuted at No. 21 on the Billboard charts. Collaborating with Mr. Martin wasnÂt planned, she says. ÂSteve just sort of happened.ÂŽWriting lyrics to his melodies was among the easiest songwriting sheÂs done, she says. ÂHis writing is so emotional, and all music has a real powerful emotion in it. All I had to do was tune into it and feel it, and write about what I was feeling.ÂŽ Q STEVE & EDIEFrom page 23 Stepping into the cover artThe album cover of Steve Martin and Edie BrickellÂ’s new release, Â“Love Has Come For You,Â” may look like an old black and white photograph from the Â’40s or Â’50s, but itÂ’s actually a painting from Mr. MartinÂ’s personal collection. Painted in sepias and blacks and grays, it shows a man and a woman seated in chairs, separated by a round table, oral display and a painting on the wall. Â“After Dinner DrinksÂ” is a 2008 painting by Martin Mull, who, although he has a BFA and an MFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design, is perhaps better known as a comedic actor. (HeÂ’s appeared on everything from Â“Mary Hartman, Mary HartmanÂ” to Â“Arrested Development,Â” and was even the guest center square on Â“Hollywood SquaresÂ” for a while.) Mr. Mull is possibly one of the few actors who ever took acting jobs to support his painting career, instead of taking waiter jobs to support his acting career. Mr. MartinÂ’s been friends with Mr. Mull for decades, and collects his art. After deciding to use the painting as the jacket art for the CD, Mr. Martin decided to replicate the painting in real life, with he and Ms. Brickell sitting in for the man and woman. Â“It was great; I thought it was a very clever idea,Â” says Ms. Brickell. Â“It was SteveÂ’s idea that we should replicate the painting to put on the back cover. It was out in L.A. It was amazing that they built that set (to look exactly like the painting.)Â” Â“I just thought (the painting) was off-beat enough. It just felt right,Â” says Mr. Martin in a promotional video shot on the set and available on YouTube. Â“Nobody said Â— including the record company Â— said, Â‘Well, letÂ’s look at some other ideas.Â’ Everybody just loved it. And thatÂ’s really rare. Â“Everybody just fell for it immediately. ItÂ’s just weird and quirky enough.Â”Â— Nancy Stetson Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell>> When: 8 p.m. May 24>> Where: The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach>> Cost: $25 and up>> Info: 832-7469 or kravis.org Ten years ago, the Florida Repertory Theatre wanted Steve MartinÂs ÂUnderpantsÂŽ Â„ desperately. His adaptation of ÂThe Underpants,ÂŽ the 1910 German sex farce by Carl Sternheim, played off-Broadway in April 2002. This wonderfully silly play tells the tale of a bureaucrat whose wifeÂs underpants suddenly fall to her ankles in the middle of town. Not only does it happen in a public place, but itÂs on a Sunday, during a parade for the king. Bari Newport, then associate director at the Florida Rep, a regional the-ater in Fort Myers, wanted to produce the play, but couldnÂt obtain the rights. So, she had a brainstorm, says Robert Cacioppo, Florida RepÂs producing artistic director, who describes Ms. Newport as being Âaggressive in a fun way. ÂAfter asking permission, she went to Walmart and bought two pairs of ladiesÂ panties,ÂŽ he says. They were frilly, he says, though he doesnÂt recall the color. ÂShe wrote on the ass of the panties, ÂWe want ÂThe Underpants.ÂŽ Florida Rep,Â and wrapped them in tis-sue paper, putting them in elaborately wrapped fancy boxes,ÂŽ he says. She sent one to Steve Martin and one to his agent. ÂWe got a phone call less than two weeks later, saying theyÂd never laughed so hard,ÂŽ Mr. Cacioppo says. And just like that, Florida Rep received the rights to put on ÂThe Underpants,ÂŽ becoming the first the-ater in the country to do so, after its off-Broadway premiere. The show ran 10 years ago, in April 2003. ÂBecause of Steve MartinÂs name, they came out in droves to see it,ÂŽ Mr. Cacioppo says. ÂIt was a huge hit for us.ÂŽ Ten years later, Mr. MartinÂs underpants returned to Fort Myers. Only this time he was wearing them. Q Steve, thanks for Â‘The UnderpantsÂ’BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@Â” oridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers. Left: Edie Brickell
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 A27 In memory of St. Jude patient, Nicky Mailliard, RA Sushi will donate 100% of the proceeds from the week-long sale of select menu items to help fund cancer research and treatment. MAY 26 Â… JUNE 1 PALM BEACH GARDENS t DOWNTOWN AT THE GARDENS t 561.340.2112 t RASUSHI.COM Buying a car at the best of times is a stress-ful and often frustrat-ing experience. Even with tools like Car-Max and AutoCheck, the used car customer may not really have the information needed to make an informed deci-sion. One business is out to change that.North Palm Beach resident Bill McLaughlin has come up with an alternative 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 Â“get him out of the houseÂ” when he hit on a way to not only make money but help others. Â“IÂ’ve always been a car guy,Â” he said. Setting himself up as an auto manufacturerÂ’s representative, he began to attend closed auctions, buying as many as 15 off-lease vehicles at a time, mostly for North-east dealerships looking for rust-free Florida cars. His client list grew to include new car dealers from New York to Georgia Â— deal-ers sold on Mr. McLaughlinÂ’s stringent test-ing 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 possible Â“AutoMax doesnÂ’t look like your typical car lot,Â” he said of the 1351 S. Killian Drive location in Lake Park. Â“It 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.Â”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. Â“I put in an order last Monday and we just picked up two trucks from Bill in less than a week,Â” said Buddy Wittmann of Wit-tmann Building Corporation in Palm Beach. Â“There were only five of these trucks in the U.S. You couldnÂ’t ask for a more reliable and honest salesperson. Â“ It takes about a week for Mr. McLaughlin to find the requested car. He charges con-sumers the same $500 over wholesale fee he charges dealerships and if you are a veteran or in the military, the price is reduced to $250. Â“I have access to 100,000 to 150,000 cars every week,Â” Mr. McLaughlin said. Â“I can find the exact car you are looking for. I charge less than what the dealerships charge in dealerÂ’s fees.Â” 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 committed to helping active service men and women, and veterans, find afford-able cars. Â“I donÂ’t make any money on those cars,Â” he said. Â“ItÂ’s hard to find a quality car for less than $2,000. People donÂ’t realize how much work goes into what we do.Â” Mr. McLaughlinÂ’s cars come with the CarFax and AutoCheck reports in addition to his own condition report and post-sale inventory. He recommends all car buy-ers purchase extended service warranties because the cars he specializes in Â— BMW, Acura, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus Â— can be expensive to service. For information, call 632-9093 Q Not your typical car dealer SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTO Bill McLaughlin started Automax in Lake Park. Advertorial This article appeared in Florida Weekly on 10/11/2012.Palm Beach raceway hosts 2-day Drifting competition SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY North AmericaÂs Professional Drifting Championship Series, Formula DRIFT, returns to Palm Beach Interna-tional Raceway May 31 and June 1 for Round 3: Invasion. The competition will feature nearly 100 racers drifting on the road course, sliding their cars at speeds over 100 mph. After last yearÂs sell-out event, PBIR has brought in additional grandstands to accompany the expected 16,000 spectators over the weekend. Two levels of drifting professionals will take to the track where they will be judged based on their drifting style and execution. The Formula DRIFT Series is comprised of professional drifters from throughout the world to compete in seven rounds at various racetracks and street courses. Once an underground event, drifting has become popular, attracting a younger generation of fans. Drivers are judged on execution and style, rather than who finishes the course in the fastest time. Drivers will drift on Palm Beach International Race-wayÂs road course on turns 1 and 4 in reverse, which has proved to be the most challenging course yet in the national series. Burger Bar in Palm Beach Gardens will welcome the series back to South Florida with a burgers and beer kickoff party on Thursday, May 30, from 9 p.m.-midnight. Before all the drifting action goes down at PBIR, Burger Bar has joined forces with BizSpeed to host an imports car show and meet and greet with the professional drifters. During the evening fans will also have a chance to win Formula DRIFT tickets, enjoy a live DJ and party with the PBIR Pit Crew Girls. Palm Beach Internation-al Raceway will be giving away 10 pairs of full event admission tickets to those who register to win with the PBIR Pit Crew Girls. The DJ will announce the winners at 10 p.m. Formula DRIFTÂs Round 3: Invasion will kick off Friday, May 31, gates will open to the public at noon for drifting trials and qualifying. Gates will open at noon on Saturday, June 1, for the final rounds and awards ceremony. Tickets are available for advance purchase online on PBIRÂs website at RACEPBIR.com. All tickets are general admission based on a first-come, first-serve seating starting at $27 for Saturday admission and $30 for Full Event admission (Friday and Saturday.) The competition will run rain or shine. For more information, see For-mulaD.com or on Facebook.com/For-mulaDRIFT.
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A30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYPlease send calendar listings to email@example.com. At The Atlantic Arts The Atlantic Arts Theater is at 6743 W. Indiantown Road, No. 34, Jupiter. Call 575-4942 or visit www.theatlantictheater.com.QTheatre Showcase Â— 6 p.m. May 28, 29; tickets $10. QÂ“Lend Me a TenorÂ” Â— May 31, June 1 & 2; tickets $15 adults, $12 stu-dents/children 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.QInterACT Drama Camp at Borland Â— 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 10-Aug. 9. Cost $230/week. www.DramaCamp.com or 222-4228QAtlantic Arts Dance Showcase Â— 11 a.m., 3 & 7 p.m. June 8. Tickets: $20; $22 at door. www.brownpapertickets.com or 575-4942 At The Colony Hotel The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Call 655-5430 or visit www.thecolonypalmbeach.com QThe Royal Room Â— Nicholas King, Mat 24-June 8. Ariana Savalas June 14-29.QThe Polo Lounge Â— Tommy Mitchell pianist Tuesday through Thurs-day evenings; Motown Friday nights with Memory Lane; the Mel Urban Trio Saturday nights. At Dramaworks Palm 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.QÂ“Dancing at LughnasaÂ” Â— Opening night is May 24, runs through June 16. Tickets: $55, previews: $47. Opening Night: $70. Student $10. At The Eissey The Eissey Campus Theatre is at Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive off PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens. 207-5900; www.eisseycampustheatre.org.QAcrylic Art Exhibit Â— Adam Hughes, through June 10. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and dur-ing performances. QNew Gardens Band presents America Remembers Â— A patriotic concert. May 25. Tickets: $20, $10/veterans and spouses.QChar-Mar Dance presents The Love of Dance Â— 7 p.m. June 2. Tickets: $25. Call 561-575-2733. At The Four Arts The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Gallery and box office 655-7226 or visit www.fourarts.org. QArt Exhibition: Â“FloridaÂ’s WetlandsÂ” Â— Through June 30 in The Mary Alice Fortin ChildrenÂs Art Gallery. At The Kravis The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. For tickets, call 832-7469 or log on to www.kravis.org.QSteve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers Â— 8 p.m. May 24. At The Lake Park Public Library Lake Park Public Library is at 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. All events are free. 881-3330.QAnime Â— For ages 12 years and up. 6-7 p.m. Every Tuesday. QSuper Hero Hour Â— 3:30-4:30 every Thursday. Ages 12 and underQStory time Â— 10-10:30 a.m. May 24. Ages 5 and under. Parents must be with child. QMonthly Movie Â— ÂRise of the GuardiansÂŽ at 6:00 p.m. May 23. Rated PG.QAdult Writing Critique Group Â— 10:30 am May 25. Ages 16 and up. 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.QMovies Â— Through May 23 Â„ I Killed My MotherÂ, ÂMy Brother the DevilÂŽ. Through May 30 Â„ ÂAngelÂs ShareÂŽ, ÂStranger ThingsÂŽ. May 3--June 6 Â„ ÂScatter My AshesÂŽ, ÂSun DonÂt ShineÂŽ.QPlays Â— ÂIn the Heights,ÂŽ July 11-28. Tickets: $26-$30. At The Loxahatchee The Loxahatchee River Center is at Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit www.loxahatcheeriver.org/rivercenter.QPublic Fish Feedings Â— 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Wild & Scenic and Deep Marine Tanks 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.QNature walk Â— 10-11 a.m. daily; Animal feeding Â„ 11 a.m. weekends in the Nature CenterQIntro to Snorkeling Â— 12-2 p.m. May 26. At The MosÂ’Art The MosÂArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit www.mosarttheatre.com.QÂ“Legally Blonde.Â” Â— May 31-June 2. Tickets: $15. QFilms Â— ÂFrom Up on Poppy HillÂÂŽ and ÂNo Place on EarthÂŽ May 17-23. ÂTo the WonderÂÂŽ and ÂGimme the LootÂŽ May 24-30. At The Mounts Mounts Botanical Garden is at 559 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Call 233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org.QSummer Gardening Strategies Â— 9-11 a.m. May 18. Members: $20, NonMembers: $25 At Palm Beach Improv Palm Beach Improv is at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach; 833-1812 or palmbeachimprov.com.QJohn Pinette Â— May 17-19. Tickets: $30. QChristopher Titus Â— May 24-26. Tickets: $22-$25. At The Plaza Theatre Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 5881820 or www.theplazatheatre.net.QÂ“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeÂ” Â— 2 and 7:30 p.m. June 1 and 2 and 6. Tickets: $45. At Science Museum The South Florida Science Museum is at 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. 832-1988 or visit www.sfsm.org.Q Savage Ancient Seas: The Ancient Aquatic Deep explores the water world of the late Cretaceous period. Â— Through September 16. Tickets: Adults $11.95; Seniors 62+ $10.45; children 3-12 $8.95, children under 3 free. Does not include planetarium or miniature golf. QÂ‘Nights at the MuseumÂ’ Â— 6-10 p.m. the last Friday of the month. Mem-bers: Adults $5, Children: free; Non-Members: Adults $11, Children $7 (3 and under free) Fresh Markets QSailfish Marina Sunset Celebration Â— 6 p.m. Thursdays. Shop for arts and crafts made by artists from around the country. Sailfish Marina, east of the Intracoastal, just south of Blue Heron Boulevard, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449.QJupiter Green & Artisan Market Â— 5-9 p.m. Fridays, 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.QWest Palm Beach GreenMarket Â— Shop more than 90 vendors featuring local produce, baked goods, herbs, teas, flowers and more. Free parking in the Banyan Boulevard and Evernia Street garages during market hours. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturdays year-round at the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 101 S. Flagler Drive. Visit wpb.org/greenmarket. QPalm Beach Gardens Green Market Â— 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. Under a roof, and partly indoors, at The STORE Self Storage, 11010 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens; 630-1146 or visit www.pbgfl.com. Thursday, May 23 Q Story time session at the Loxahatchee River Center Â— 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit www.loxahatcheeriver.org/rivercenter.QBingo Â— Noon every Thursday at the Moose Lodge, 3600 RCA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens. Lunch available at 11 a.m. Packs start at $15. $250 games. 626-4417.QClematis by Night Â— Live music 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Clematis Street at the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach. May 23: Mighty Mongo; May 30: Damon Fowler Blues. 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 per-son; 747-0030 or alexandersballroom.com.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. Friday, May 24 QShabbat BÂ’Yachad (Shabbat Together) Â— For young families, 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of each month (June14), at 10:30 a.m. at JCC North ( in Midtown on PGA Boulevard). Free.pro-gram for children to experience 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, June 7 through Aug. 30. June 7: US Stones Â… The Ultimate Rolling Stones Trib-ute Show; June 14: Let It Be Â… Beatles Trib-ute Show; June 21: Never Stop BelievinÂ and LivinÂ on a Prayer; June 28: Blues Brothers Soul Review. Downtown at the GardensÂ Centre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600.QJupiter Green & Artisan Market Â— 5-9 p.m. Fridays. 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, May 25 QThe West Palm Beach Antique & Flea Market Â— 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays on Narcissus Avenue just north of Banyan Boulevard in downtown West Palm Beach. For information, search for West Palm Beach Antique & Flea Mar-ket on Facebook or call 670-7473.QKids Story Time Â— 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; free. Visit www.marinelife.org. Sunday, May 26 QLighthouse ArtCenter Â— 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 26: ÂLighthouse Art-Center presents Mother Ocean Festival, WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO
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A32 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Juno Beach Civic AssociationÂ’s Tribute to Neil Diamond, with Neil Zirconia, at the Town Center 1 3 5 6 4 2 13 7 8 9 15 14 10 12 11 1 Neil Zirconia 2 Neil and The Tree People 3 Donna Sneed 4. Sylvia Dees, Ellen Andel, Debra Banker 5. Nick Webster, Steve Smith, Jack Kneuer6. Joan Doyle, Donna Hamilton, Neil Zirconia7. Marty Ortiz, Charles Falcone8 Neil Zirconia and Rima Zotovas9. Anthony Meriano, Jill Krum10. Bob Gibson, Jim Barboni 11. Carmen Corbett and Dan Corbett12. Tom Doyle, Bill Gee13. Neil Zirconia, Emmy Rayne14. Charlie Falcone, Neil Zirconia, Irene Falcone15. Lori and Neil Zirconia COURTESY PHOTOS/MARK HAWORTH
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A33 JVYULKILLMÂ‹WHZ[YHTP [\YRL`VMM[OLMYHTL IYPZRL[Â‹ZTVRLK ZO WP[HZr^YHWZ OVTLTHKLZV\WZ IYLHRMHZ[VTLSL[Z WHUJHRLZÂ‹ISPU[aLZ NS\[LUMYLLIYLHKZ Deli Selections .HYKLU:X\HYL:OVWWLZÂ‹ 54PSP[HY`;YHPS7HST)LHJO.HYKLUZ(7\ISP_7SHa HÂ‹ 5>*VYULY4PSP[HY`r7.(Â‹^^^IV\SL]HYKNV\YTL[KLSPJVT Military Trail PGA Boulevard FREE >P-P FREE >P-P FIRSTCLASSTRASH NowOpen EverySaturday! GPS 200 Banyan Blvd.(Downtown WPB at Narcissus Ave. and Banyan Blvd. in front of the Old City Hall) ONLY THE FINEST IN Free Parking & Free Admission!!! New Vendors WelcomeCALL 561-670-7473 www.wpbantiqueandÂ” eamarket.com FLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Downtown in Bloom, at Downtown at the Gardens 1 3 5 6 4 2 7 8 9 10 12 13 11 1 Gabrielle Rogers, Hannah Rogers 2 Jackson Frazer, Kent Frazer 3 Karen Saylor, Danny Saylor 4. Ray Decarlo, Lynda Decarlo 5. Chris Bain, David Bain, Joshua Bain 6. Audrey Kuntz, Diane Batton 7. Diane Urena, Peniel Urena, Rafael Urena, Luna Urena 8. Donna Cianciulli, Bob Cianciulli 9. Kelly Fye, Jenelle May, Makenzie Willie, Nicole Willie10. Carol Beresford, Rhea Lewis11. Regina Glynn, Mary Bucci, Patricia Montana12. Laura Klosterman, Casey Waters, Debbie Waters, Connor Waters13. John Hunting, Pauline Hunting CATT SMITH/FLORIDA WEEKLY 1
A34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY ANTIQUE21st Annual Show %JTDPVOUDPVQPOBWBJMBCMFBUXXXXQCBGDPNtFNBJMJOGP!XQCBG DPN DIRECTIONS 1-95 Exit 68 (Southern Blvd.) then West 7 miles Turnpike Exit 97 1 miles West right on Fairgrounds Rd. PREVIEW Friday 9-12 $25 GENERAL ADMISSION Friday 12-5, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4:30 $7, Seniors $6 INFO CALL 941.697.7475 FloridaÂs Largest Monthly Antique Show SHOW & SALE MAY 31, JUNE 1 & 2South Florida Fairgrounds Over 400+ deal ers! 374 Tequesta Drive (Corner of Seabrook) Gallery Square South Tequesta 561.748.3303 SALE 30% OFF until June 1, 2013 Q GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A sense of uncertainty could be a good reason to change your position on an important matter. Someone close might try to talk you out of it, bu t itÂs your decision to make. Q CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Being too zealous in pursuing your goal could create some resistance. Try to be more mindful of what you ask people to do, and theyÂll be more likely to do it. Q LEO (July 23 to August 22) Things change as you go from being ignored to being Lionized once again. This is a good time to reintroduce those previ-ously rejected ideas to a more receptive audience. Q VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Someone new in your life creates both anticipation as well as anxiety. Avoid the potential for misunderstand-ings by watching what you say and how you say it. Q LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Watch your budget so that you donÂt overspend now and have less to invest when the time is right later on. Arrange to share your weekend with someone special. Q SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The temptation to involve yourself in a friendÂs or family memberÂs personal problems is laudable. But get the facts before you make a firm com-mitment. Q SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might be upset by some of your critics. But most of your associates continue to keep the faith in your ability to get the job done, and done well. Q CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) YouÂve reached an important point in your ongoing pursuit of your goals. You might now want to con-sider letting someone you trust join you on your journey. Q AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) YouÂve been going through a spate of uncertainty involving people you care for. But it might be time to take a stand on a position you feel sure you can defend. Q PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Treading water keeps you busy, but it wonÂt get you where you need to go. Time to stop making excuses and to start moving ahead toward your goals. Q ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An apparent act of injustice might turn out to be either an error in judgment or just plain stupidity. So calm down and cool off, and let the explanations roll out. Q TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) ItÂs upsetting when someone you trust-ed might have failed you. But with new opportunities ahead, youÂll soon be too busy to feel even a wee bit sorry for yourself. Q BORN THIS WEEK: You see life as both creative and pragmatic. You would not only be a fine artist, but also a successful one. Q 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. World rights reserved. PUZZLES HOROSCOPES LOVE IS ALL AROUND By Linda Thistle + Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. + Moderate + + Challenging + + + ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: W SEE ANSWERS, A28 W SEE ANSWERS, A28
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF MAY 23-29, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A35The Dish: Turkey & Bacon Club The Place: The Boulevard Restaurant & Gourmet Deli, 10961 N. Military Trail (at PGA Boulevard), Palm Beach Gardens; 776-8700 or boulevardgourmetdeli.com The Price: $8.95 The Details: The Boulevard has become a breakfast favorite of late, turning out fluffy scrambled eggs and fresh bagels made on the premises. But it doesn Ât skimp on lunch, either. This club sandwich was loaded with fresh sliced turkey breast and bacon, with lettuce, tomato and just the right amount of mayonnaise atop slices of rye toast. The fries were crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, just the way they should be. And perhaps thatÂs whatÂs best about the Boulevard. Everything is as it should be. Q Â„ Sc ott Simmons FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE ÂGreek food is a hit,ÂŽ says Zafeiris Zambiyadis, the owner of the newest location of Souvlaki Fast in Palm Beach Gardens. With a vision of bringing Greece directly to your table, Mr. Zam-biyadis, otherwise known as Roulis, has created a concept which serves quality authentic food in a fast and warm environment. ÂI know that everyone says this, but we really do have the best Greek food in town,ÂŽ says Mr. Zambiya-dis. Originally from Thessaloniki, Greece, Mr. Zambiyadis moved to the United States in 1997 with a dream of not only being in the restaurant business, but also owning a restaurant of his own one day. Tired of the cold weather in Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Zambiyadis says he moved to South Florida with his brother in 2004 and soon became the area director for Dunkin Donuts franchise stores. After working for Dunkin Donuts for six years, Mr. Zambiyadis opened the first Souvlaki Fast location in 2010 in Boca RatonÂs Mizner Park. In the last three years, Mr. Zambiyadis says he has opened four Souvlaki Fast locations in South Florida as well as Estia Greek Taverna and Bar in Boca Raton. Mr. Zambiyadis also says that he is looking into a fifth Soulvaki Fast location in the Jupiter area. While Souvlaki translates as a marinated skewer or kabob, Souvlaki Fast offers endless variations of a Souvlaki, including pork, rib eye, chicken, salmon, shrimp, mahi, veggie and falafel. ÂWeÂre a fast casual restaurant,ÂŽ he says. ÂSome of our other specialties besides souvlaki include; lamb shank, moussaka, pastitsio and stuffed peppers.ÂŽ The restaurant is decorated with the blue and white of Greece, and its cuisine reminds Mr. Zambiyadis of why he is in the business. ÂI just love being in this business. IÂm living my dream,ÂŽ says Mr. Zambiyadis. ÂThereÂs noth-ing more satisfying than hearing a customer comment how awesome the food is.ÂŽ Name: Zafeiris Zambiyadis Age: 36 Original Hometown: Thessaloniki, Greece Restaurant: Souvlaki Fast, 8910 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens; open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. seven days a week; 855-4732. Mission: ÂOur mission is to serve healthy and great Greek food in a clean environment. We want our customers to enjoy it and be happy. Our motto is: ÂGreek. Grilled. Perfection.ÂÂŽ Cuisine: Greek fare with an American twist Training: Mr. Zambiyadis started working in the culinary industry in 1997. Before open-ing Greek restaurants, he worked as the area director at Dunkin Donuts for six years. Now, Mr. Zambiyadis has opened four Souvlaki Fast locations as well as Estia Greek Taverna and Bar, located in Boca Raton. WhatÂs your footwear of choice in the kitchen? ÂI wear non-skid shoes by Dr. SchollÂs. TheyÂre twenty bucks from Kmart Â„ you canÂt beat that.ÂŽ What advice would you give someone who wants to be a chef or restaurateur? ÂDonÂt do it! No, in all seriousness, this is a very hard industry to be in. You have to be commit-ted and put in a lot of hours. If you decide to do it, then you need to be ready to work seven days a week, 12 to 15 hours a day.ÂŽ Q In the kitchen with...Zafeiris Zambiyadis, Souvlaki Fast BY LOREN GUTENTAGlgutentag@floridaweekly.comTHE DISH Highlights from local menus New restaurants are popping up all over, it seems. HereÂs a look:Q Villa Roma: Promenade Shopping Plaza has a new pizzeria. Villa Roma, which offers pizza, pasta and sandwiches, among other menu items, has opened immedi-ately north of Publix. Owner is Sal Artale, who runs the place with his son-in-law, Joe Branda. Those from the West Palm Beach area may know Mr. Artale from his Palm Springs restaurant, AlbertoÂs, at Kirk Road and Forest Hill Bou-levard. Mr. ArtaleÂs wife, Carmela, runs that restaurant. This restaurant, though, is smaller than AlbertoÂs and seats about 35. ÂHe gets customers from down there,ÂŽ said Mr. Branda, gesturing at his father-in-law. ÂAnd I get them from my other store in New Jersey.ÂŽ Mr. Branda also owns BrandaÂs Italian Grill, a restaurant in Mount Olive Township, N.J. And Mr. Artale likes offering an authentic touch with his pizzas, calzones and strom-boli, as well as entrees. He hails from Sicily, and said he goes back whenever he can. They offer takeout, delivery and catering. Villa Roma is at Promenade Shopping Plaza, 9910 Alternate A1A, Palm Beach Gardens. Phone: 360-2633. Q Bay BayÂs Chicken & Waffles: What is it with the chicken and waffles craze? Bay BayÂs has opened with its version of the dish on Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach. That fried chicken packs plenty of heat, thanks to the cayenne and other spices in its bread-ing. Other fare in-cludes sandwiches, Jamaican curry, seafood and ribs. Price point is modest, too, with most menu items in the $10 range. ItÂs at 2400 Okeechobee Blvd. (just west of Congress Avenue), West Palm Beach; 429-3796 or baybays.com. Q Copacabana Cuban Cuisine: Gustavo and Marion Garcia have opened Copacabana at Abacoa Town Center. The couple try to evoke the feeling of 1950s Havana at Copacabana, which opened May 4, with such fare as ceviche, paella and mojitos, as well as Cuban-style carne asada and pork chops. ItÂs at 1209 Main St., Suite 101, Jupiter; 360-3378. Q PDQ: Maybe we should ask, what is it with chicken? PDQ Â„ that acronym stands for ÂPeople Dedicated to Quality Â„ bases its menu on the chicken tender. The chain opened as Tenders in Cornelius, N.C., in 2009; the first PDQ opened in Tampa in 2011. The latest location, the chainÂs eighth, opened in West Palm Beach in a space that once was home to a ShellÂs restaurant. PDQ offers hand-breaded tenders, hand-tossed salads, fresh-cut fries and hand-spun milkshakes. A crispy turkey breast sandwich offered a different take on the sandwich. Oh, and we have three words for you: fresh blueberry coleslaw. ItÂs just west of Interstate 95 at 2015 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 594-1906 or eatpdq.com. Q Barrel & Grain Local Taphouse: The space that was home to SpotoÂs Oyster Bar and Gratify in downtown West Palm Beach has reopened as a gastropub offering locally sourced food. It offers lunch, brunch and dinner menus, and even has grass-fed beef jerkie, as well as burgers at lunch and brunch and fried oyster sandwiches. Look for craft beer and classic cock-tails. ItÂs at 125 Datura St., downtown West Palm Beach; 833-2767 or bar-relandgrain.com. RA fundraiser benefits St. Jude: RA Sushi Bar Restaurant will host its ninth annual ÂNickyÂs WeekÂŽ fund-raiser May 26 through June 1, for St. Jude ChildrenÂs Research Hospital. All of RA SushiÂs 25 locations nationwide will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of a variety of menu items and beverages to St. Jude. NickyÂs Week has raised more than $1 million for St. Jude Chil-drenÂs Research Hospital. The special NickyÂs Week menu includes: Edamame, Tootsy Maki, Shrimp Nigiri, Pork Gyoza, Chicken Yakitori, Garlic Citrus Yellowtail Tapas, plus select beverages. NickyÂs Week was developed in memory of St. Jude patient Nicholas ÂNickyÂŽ Mailliard of Scottsdale, Ariz., who died of brain cancer in 2005 at age 13. Nicky was a nephew of one of RA SushiÂs founders. There is a RA at Downtown at the Gardens. Visit www.RAsushi.com. Rocco turns 40: Rocco Mangel, creator of RoccoÂs Tacos, is celebrat-ing his 40th birthday at RoccoÂs Tacos & Tequila Bar at PGA Commons in Palm Beach Gardens on June 1. The company said in a prepared statement that Mr. Mangel will be pouring free Patron, and RoccoÂs will offer $5 margaritas, $15 pitchers and $3 Corona and Corona Lights. Party starts at 7 p.m. and reggae band Spred the Dub will play until 1 a.m. RoccoÂs is at PGA Commons, 5090 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 429-4758 or www.RoccosTacos.com. Q New dining spots popping upZAMBIYADIS SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF REPORT_________________________news@floridaweekly.com SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY Sal Artale with his son-in-law, Joe Branda, at Villa Roma in Palm Beach Gardens. SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY The chicken and waffle at Bay BayÂ’s.
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The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service, examination or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Expires 06/06/2013. School Physical, Camp Ph ysical, S ports Physical $20 FLORIDA WEEKLY MAY 2013 B3 Stroke: Every second counts BY LISA LEVIN, RN, BSNJupiter Medical CenterÂs Stroke Program Coordinator A ccording to the American Stroke Association (ASA), stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the United States. Each year, more than 795,000 people suffer strokes Â„ an average of one every 40 seconds. A stroke is a sudden impair-ment in brain func-tion when blood supply to the brain is cut off. Stroke can result in loss of speech, inabil-ity to walk, or loss of movement in the arms or legs because blood has stopped flowing to an area of the brain. Usually, this is caused by the blockage, or the rupture, of a blood vessel that carries blood to the brain. There are two major categories of stroke: Ischemic Stroke and Hemor-rhagic Stroke. Ischemic Stroke is caused by a clot blocking the flow of blood in the artery to the brain. Hemorrhagic Stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures, and blood pools inside or around healthy brain tissue. Up to 80 percent of all strokes are preventable through risk factor manage-ment, according to the ASA. Stroke risk factors include: Q Family history. Your risk of stroke is slightly greater if one of your parents or a brother or sister has had a stroke or heart attack. Q Age. Your risk of stroke increases as you get older. Q High blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor for stroke. Q Diabetes. Although diabetes can be controlled, people with this disease are still more likely to have a stroke. This is mainly because of the circulation prob-lems that diabetes causes. Q Race. According to the American Heart Association, African Americans have a higher risk of stroke than Cauca-sians do. This is mainly because African Americans have a higher risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. Q Smoking. According to the National Stroke Association, smoking doubles the risk for stroke. Q Heavy alcohol use. Drinking alcohol is recommended only in modera-tion. Q Physical inactivity. Inactivity is not only a major risk factor for developing coronary artery disease, but it can also lead to high blood pressure. Stroke Prevention Guidelines:Q Know your blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure is a major stroke risk factor if left untreated. Q Identify atrial fibrillation (Afib). Afib is an abnormal heartbeat that can increase stroke risk by 500 percent. Afib can cause blood to pool in the heart and may form a clot and cause a stroke. A doctor must diagnose and treat Afib. Q Quit smoking. Smoking doubles the risk of stroke. It damages blood vessel walls, speeds up artery clogging, raises blood pressure and makes the heart work harder. Q Control alcohol use. In many studies, alcohol use has been linked to stroke. Q Know your cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is a fatty substance in blood that is made by the body. It also comes in food. High cholesterol levels can clog arteries and cause a stroke. See a doctor if your total cholesterol level is more than 200. Q Control diabetes. Many people with diabetes have health problems that are also stroke risk factors. Q Manage exercise and diet. Excess weight strains the circulatory system. Q Treat circulation problems. Fatty deposits can block arteries carrying blood to the brain and lead to a stroke. Other problems such as sickle cell dis-ease or severe anemia should be treated. Q Act FAST at the first warning sign of stroke. If you have any stroke symp-toms, seek immediate medical attention. The symptoms of a stroke come on suddenly and stroke should be empha-sized as an emergency situation. There are treatments that can reduce the risk of damage from a stroke, but only if you get help quickly. Time is particularly critical because every second counts! Be aware of stroke warning signs. Stroke is an emergency: act FAST and call 911. Use the FAST test to remember the warning signs of stroke: F=FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? A=ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift down-ward? S=SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Does the speech sound slurred or strange? T=TIME: If you observe any of these signs (independently or together), call 911 immediately. Q Â„ Jupiter Medical Center Âs Stroke Program is certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. The programÂs multidisciplinary team includes board certified emergency medicine physicians; interventional radiologists; nurses; occupational, physical and speech therapists; and a stroke program coordinator. Jupiter Medical Center is committed to the prevention of strokes. Early detection is vital to successful recovery. For more information, visit www.jupitermed.com/strokeprogram or call 561-263-5972. COURTESY PHOTO Lisa Levin, RN, BSN, is Jupiter Medical CenterÂ’s Stroke Program Coordinator. Lisa Levin,RN,BSNJUPITER MEDICAL CENTER 1210 S OLD DIXIE HWY. JUPITER, FLA. 33458561-263-5972www.jupitermed.com/ strokeprogram
B4 MAY 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYHow much exercise is enough exercise? M ost of us would agree that we want to be as healthy as we can. Thanks to a steady barrage of commentary by talking heads on television and articles by "experts" in weekend editions of newspapers and magazines, most of us are aware that enjoy-ing good health has a lot to do with specific hab-its of nutrition and exercise.The big challenge is to find enough time in the day to do all the things required to fulfill these habits. Part of this challenge is actually being willing to find the time to get all these things done in addition to everything else we have to do. Sometimes, on certain days, it may not be possible to find the time required. But good health is obtained over months and years and what's needed is a long-term plan to achieve goals of healthy nutrition and regular, vigorous exercise. A critical starting point is knowing your basic needs Â„ that is, know-ing the minimum requirements for good health.Many studies have exam-ined these minimum requirements, concluding that 30 minutes of vig-orous exercise, five days per week, is suf-ficient to obtain mul-tiple health benefits. For example, both the American Heart Association and the American College of Sports Medicine rec-ommend 30 minutes of exercise, five days a week. People who engage in such a consistent exercise program find that they're not only fitter and trimmer, but they are sleeping better, have increased concentration during the day, and have an improved outlook on life. Importantly, those who exercise regular-ly have a significantly decreased risk of dis-eases such as Type 2 Diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. The long-term impact of exercise on our health is profound. But there's a disconnect. Everybody knows that exercise is important. But almost three-quarters of adults do not get enough physical activity to meet public health recommendations. The immediate result is that almost two-thirds of American adults are overweight and almost one-third are obese. Worldwide, more than 1.4 billion adults are overweight. The missing link is personal motivation and the key action step is to get started. Exercise has a way of carrying you along. Once you begin and success-fully fight the battle of inertia and lethargy to make it through a couple of weeks of consistent, vigorous exer-cise, you'll find that you want to do it again the next day. The struggle to find time seems to fade into the background as you become a person who exercises. You'll likely discover that your life is being transformed in numerous, wonderful ways. Thirty minutes of exercise, five days a week, is the key. You can do more, of course, but meeting the min-imum requirement is the main goal. The choice of exercise is up to you. There are no firm guidelines regarding what kinds of activi-ties to do. For many, a good approach is to mix and match, alternating cardiovascular days with strength training days. Cardiovascular exercise includes walking, running, swimming, cycling, and crosscountry skiing. Similarly, strength training can be done in a variety of ways. Overall, there's no right formula to use in developing your personal exercise program Â„ what works for you, works for you. What there is to focus on, is getting it done Â„ 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Q Â„ Sources: Li J, Siegrist J: Physical activity and risk of cardiovascular disease--a metaanalysis of prospective cohort studies. Int J Environ Res Public Health 9(2): 391407, 20122Haskell WL, et al. Physical Activity and Public Health. Updated Recommendations for Adults from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association. American Heart Association, 2007. 3Golbidi S, Laher I: Exercise and the cardiovascular system. Cardiol Res Pract 2012, Article ID 210852, 15 pages doi: 10.1155 /2012/210852 Dr. Michael PapaCHIROPRACTOR(561) 744-7373www.papachiro.com Located in Jupiter Outpatient Center 2055 Military Trail Ste. 307 Jupiter, FL 33458 561.747.7777 Your most TRUSTED NAMES in E YE C ARE Comprehensive Eye Exams Cataract Surgery Clear Lens Exchange Advanced Technology Lens Implants www.FloridaEyeGroup.com follow us on watch us on Monroe Benaim, MD Alan Shuster, MD Â‹9L:;69TM Â‹*Y`Z[HSLUZTMÂ‹;LJUPZ4\S[PMVJHSTM Â‹(JY`:VM;VYPJTM
Stroke strikes about 700,000 Americans annually. DonÂt be a statistic. Know what to look for and what lifestyle changes you should make to reduce your risk for a stroke or lessen the potential impact. Jupiter Medical CenterÂs Stroke Center of Excellence is dedicated to stroke prevention and education. We are proud to be a Joint Commission CertiÂ“ ed Primary Stroke Center. ItÂs reassuring to know that expert help is immediately available. Our stroke team strikes back, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our Stroke Center of Excellence offers:t Board CertiÂ“ ed Emergency Medicine Physicians, Neurologists & Interventional Radiologists t Dedicated Stroke Program Coordinator t Inpatient Rehabilitation Services t Sub-Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation t Specialized Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation ThereÂs No Such Thing As A Stroke Of Luck. Stroke Center of Excellence Your Health. Your Choice.1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy., Jupiter, FL 33458 jupitermed.com/stroke Â€ (561) 263-5972 Recipient of the HealthGrades ÂAmericaÂs 50 BestÂ AwardÂ’ for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013) ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com MAY 2013 healthy living B5Scripps scientists discover how a protein finds its way P roteins, the workhorses of the body, can have more than one function, but they often need to be very specific in their action or they create cellular havoc, possibly leading to disease.Scientists from the Jupiter campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have uncovered how an enzyme co-factor can bestow specificity on a class of proteins with otherwise nonspecific biochemical activity, Scripps said in a prepared statement. The protein in question helps in the assembly of ribosomes, large macro-molecular machines that are critical to protein production and cell growth. This new discovery exp ands scientistsÂ view of the role of co-factors and sug-gests such co-factors could be used to modify the activity of related proteins and their role in dis-ease. ÂIn ribosome production, you need to do things very spe-cifically,ÂŽ said TSRI Associate Professor Katrin Karbstein, who led the study. ÂAdding a co-factor like Rrp5 forces these enzymes to be specific in their actions. The obvious possibility is that if you could manipulate the co-factor, you could alter pro-tein activity, which could prove to be tremendously important.ÂŽ The new study, which is being published the week of April 29, 2013, in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, sheds light on proteins called DEAD-box proteins, a provocative title actually derived from their amino acid sequence. These proteins regulate all aspects of gene expression and RNA metabolism, particularly in the production of ribo-somes, and are involved in cell metabo-lism. The link between defects in ribo-some assembly and cancer and between DEAD-box proteins and cancer is well documented. The findings show that the DEADbox protein Rok1, needed in the pro-duction of a small ribosomal subunit, recognizes the RNA backbone, the basic structural framework of nucleic acids. The co-factor Rrp5 then gives Rok1 the ability to target a specific RNA sequence by modulating the structure of Rok1. ÂDespite extensive efforts, the roles of these DEAD-box proteins in the assembly of the two ribosomal subunits remain largely unknown,ÂŽ Karbstein said. ÂOur study suggests that the solu-tion may be to identify their cofactors first.ÂŽ Q Katrin Karbstein
We can help conquer addiction Q uestion: ÂHow did you become so interested in treat-ing addiction?ÂŽ Answer: I have family members who are in recovery. I understand how mis-understood addiction is as a disease, and I cannot think of another disease that ravages fami-lies the way addic-tion does. Theref help mothers and fathers save their sons and daughters from addiction Â„ or anyone who needs help. Most people don Ât know addiction is a chronic brain disease simi-lar to other chron-ic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascu-lar disease. But the good news is, itÂs very treatable. When a person becomes dependent on drugs and/or alcohol, they become, as I like to describe it, like the walking dead. The disease begins to consume them and their life is not their own. Everything starts to revolve around their drug of choice. Damage begins to pervade every aspect of an addicted personÂs life Â„ his or her physical health, sense of ethics or morals, social abilities and mental stabil-ity. A person who is chemically dependent often loses the ability to hold a job or run a business or to take responsibility for a personal relationships, and children. The drugs and alcohol tem-porarily numb painful feel-ings the person is trying to escape, but it also takes away all the good feelings a per-son normally experiences before becoming dependent. To enable the addicted person to take back control of his or her life, there needs to be intensive counseling and life-skills training to relieve the guilt and help the person discover new abili-ties. A person must learn how to avoid situations and associations that trigger them back into drug use and learn the skills that result in a sober life style. As these skills are learned, the old life of addiction is left behind and a new life begins to materialize. The rewards of honestly earned sobriety are greater than anything offered by drugs and alcohol. Bringing a person back to life the way they were before addiction took over is possible, and being part of that process is very satisfying. ÂSo what makes your Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) different from others?ÂŽ Well, most importantly IÂm in this line of work because I truly want to help peo-ple break free from the chains of addiction. To be effective, a true desire to help others must be present. Here, no one will be turned away. We will work with someone financially, and our facil-ity is absolutely beautiful. Second, IÂm very fortunate to have an incredibly talent-ed treatment team. Frederick Presciti, L.M.H.C., C.A.P, is our clinical supervi-sor and brings a wealth of experience in the mental health field. And Jonathan Benz, who has many years of experi-ence treating addiction, is heading up our Intensive Outpatient Program. The rest of our dedicated counselors work with individuals in need of the numer-ous services we offer. With our caring group of therapists, and our state-of-the-art facility, we can help conquer most addiction prob-lems. Q COURTESY PHOTO Above, the treatment team at Best Life Counseling, from left: Joanna Hattaway, Marie Bylsma, Frederick Presciti, Jennifer Benaim, Evilio Pedraza, David West and Jonathan Benz. Not pictured is Pat Thomas. Below, the comfortable lobby of Best Life Counseling. Jennifer Benaim M.ED., M.S., L.M.H.C. LICENSED PSYCHOTHERAPIST BEST LIFE COUNSELING 1001 WEST INDIANTOWN RD SUITE 107 JUPITER 33458561-745-8889 www.bestlifecounseling.net Bring this coupon for ONE FREE CLASS for Â“rst time riders 561-848-1300www.justkrankit.com 11911 US Highway 1 Suite 105 Â– NPB, FL 33408(1/4 mile north of PGA) $/7$$68,7(Â‡3$/0%($&+*$5'(16)/Â‡ 6(,1',$167Â‡678$57)/Â‡ZZZ%2'+,+27<2*$FRP $25One Week of Unlimited Yoga New clients only, not valid w/ any other offers. Grand Opening Awaken. B6 healthy living MAY 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
TREASURE COAST | PALM BEACH | BROWARD | MIAMI-DADE 877-930-SFRO www. SFROLLC .com (7376) But can your treatment center offer the right cure for you? More than 98 percent of skin cancers can be cured, but Â“nding the right treatment for YOUR particular cancer isnÂt always easy. At South Florida Radiation Oncology, our team of radiation oncologists works with you to develop the right treatment program based on your particular condition, your lifestyle and the needs of you and your family. We render gentle, compassionate care using the most technically advanced treatments available, including high-dose rate brachytherapy and electron therapy. In some cases, treatment is as short as 10 days, with excellent cosmetic results.Call South Florida Radiation Oncology to Â“nd the right treatment option for you. Get Back to Living Your Life. Most Skin Cancers Can Be Cured FLORIDA WEEKLY MAY 2013 B7 Patricia Irby SENIOR CARE COUNSELOR, COMMUNITY AND PHYSICIAN RELATIONS ST. JOSEPHÂ’S ASSISTED LIVING561-747-1135 www.stjosephs-jupiter.com SHORT-TERM STAY, LONG-TERM GAINSt. JosephÂ’s Assisted Living TLC program offers solutions for post-stroke rehabilitation A stroke is a sudden stoppage of blood flow to the brain or it can be a rupture of a blood vessel. Whatever the cause, the effects of a stroke can be as varied and unique as the individuals who experience them. Symptoms might include loss of consciousness or sudden weak-ness, loss of sen-sation or move-ment or difficulty with speaking or blurred vision. Because different parts of the brain control var-ied body func-tions and systems, the effects of a stroke will vary from one person to another. The affected person Âs ability to recover partially or com-pletely is also determined by location and degree of the stroke. Sometimes a person who has experienced a stroke has a severe head-ache, but a stroke can also be silent and painless. It is important to recognize the warning signs of stroke and to get immediate medical attention. If you or a loved one has experienced this trauma, you know that rehabilitation is necessary and it can be long-term and costly. Specialized physicians and therapists almost immediately begin the rehabilitation process post-stroke, and the patient usually has an extend-ed recovery stay in a rehabilitation facility. But what happens when youÂre discharged because your insurance will no longer cover your stay? What if you are discharged to your home alone with limited home health ser-vices? Who cares for your needs or provides daily oversight on a contin-ued basis? St. JosephÂs Assisted Living is your bridge to home with our Transitional Living Care (TLC) program; a pro-gram that is designed for post-hospi-tal recovery when home is not a safe place to go to yet. This program is designed specifically for those with post-hospital recovery needs and has been enjoyed by families who need short-term care. A stroke is just one of the reasons why TLC might be right for you. Our assisted living and memory care community offers a safe and social setting with clinical and medi-cal oversight. With this program, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that you or your loved one can receive profes-sional care at a fraction of the cost of inpatient rehabilitation. This individualized care is appropriate for those who have been dis-charged from a hospital stay and could benefit from short-term reha-bilitation or nursing oversight but do not qualify for Medicare skilled care, or patients who are at-risk to return home due to an absence of a caregiv-er, need for medication management or other safety concerns. Through our partnership with Jupiter Medical Center, we provide on-site therapy services when you need it; in the comfort of your own apart-ment with all the amenities that a stay at St. JosephÂs offers. If you have had a stroke or experience any of the warning signs of a stroke, it is very important that you work with your doctor to determine the most likely cause of the problem and the best course of treatment for you. F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the signs and symptoms of a stroke: Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty and Time to call 911. If you are at risk to return to home, turn to St. JosephÂs. We listen, we respond, we care. Q For more information on the Transitional Care Program at St. JosephÂs or for information on our Assisted Living and Memory Care services, please call 561-747-1135 or visit our website at: www.stjosephs-jupiter. com.
Experience Life at Only the best will do for your loved one. In partnership with and providing on-site rehabilitation services by Jupiter Medical Cen ter350 Bush Road, Jupiter, FL 33458 www.stjosephs-jupiter.com Assisted Living Facility #10963 The Walk to END AlzheimerÂs 2013 St. JosephÂs is participating in the Walk to END AlzheimerÂs 2013! Join the residents, families and staff of St. JosephÂs as we participate in the nationÂs largest event to raise funds and awareness for AlzheimerÂs care, support and research. The walk will be Saturday, November 2nd, at the Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach. We are on the MOVE to end AlzheimerÂs! To join our team, call 561-747-1135 or go to act.alz.org/goto/stjosephs. At St. JosephÂ’s, we understand the needs of seniors and have been providing superior senior living in Jupiter for many years. Our staff is comprised of only the most dedicated licensed nurses and dementia care specialists so that o ur UHVLGHQWVEHQH WIURPWKHFRPIRUWVRIKRPHDQG\RXKDYH the peace of mind you deserve. Call 561-747-1135 today to schedule a tour and a complimentary lunch. Save the Date The Longest Day JamminÂ’ Away AlzheimerÂ’sEvents and activities to raise funds and awareness for AlzheimerÂ’s care, support and research. To sponsor or for more information call Carole McCoy-Satterthwaite at 561-707-0178 or send email to email@example.com B8 WEEK OF MAY 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYExercise helps prevent stroke H ere are some shocking facts and figures about strokes:Q Each year 700,000 people suffer a stroke. Five hundred thousand of these strokes are first occurrences, while the rest are repeat strokes. Q Every 45 seconds someone has a stroke in the United States Q Stroke is the third most common cause of death in the United States. Q Stroke accounts for about one of every 16 deaths Q It causes a death every three to four minutes Q Over 43 percent of people over 85 have suffered a silent stroke. Q The estimated total cost of stroke is $62.7 billion. Q Up to 40 percent of people in a recent study could not identify a single symptom of stroke.Stroke Prevention by Exercising Exercise reduces your stroke risk by the same amount that it reduces your risk of heart disease. This is not surpris-ing, since stroke and heart disease share many risk factors that exercise helps to control. Here are two important facts when staying healthy and helping to prevent a stroke: Q Maintaining a healthy weight. Being overweight contributes to other stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Weight loss of as little as 10 pounds may lower your blood pressure and improve your cholesterol levels. Q Exercising regularly. Aerobic exercise reduces your risk of stroke in many ways. Exercise can lower your blood pressure, increase your level of Âgood" cholesterol, and improve the overall health of your blood vessels and heart. It also helps you lose weight, control dia-betes and reduce stress. Gradually work up to 30 minutes of activity Â„ such as walking, jogging, swimming or bicycling Â„ on most, if not all, days of the week. Come and enjoy a safe workout experience at Krank It Spin Studio in North Palm Beach. Q COURTESY PHOTO Krank It offers a safe space for exercise.
7)NDIANTOWN2OADs3UITE *UPITER&, WWWBESTLIFECOUNSELINGNET )NTENSIVE/UTPATIENT0ROGRAM)/0FOR !LCOHOL$RUGADDICTION s!DOLESCENT#OUNSELING s&AMILY#OUNSELINGs#OUPLES#OUNSELINGs0REVENTIONAND%DUCATION0ROGRAMSs3UBSTANCE!BUSE%VALUATIONSAND#OUNSELINGs2ELAPSE0REVENTIONs0LANNED&AMILY)NTERVENTIONSs -ENTAL(EALTH%VALUATIONSAND#OUNSELINGs!NGER-ANAGEMENTs"ATTERER)NTERVENTION0ROGRAM *ENNIFER"ENAIM,-(##!0Executive DirectorLicensed Mental Health Counselor, CertiÂ“ ed Addiction ProfessionalEvening Appointments & Programs Available 3ERVICES FLORIDA WEEKLY MAY 2013 B9 Confessions of a Sweaty Yogi: Your Mat Misses You M any times when I am out and about I run into for-mer clients who seem to have "misplaced" their yoga mat for some period of time. While the cause of the mystery mat and reasons away vary, the reac-tions and antics of my dear clients are nothing short of entertaining. Some coward in the corner trying not to make eye contact while others think that in order to atone for their "yoga sins" they must confess to me why they have not made it in for class. My answer, no matter what the situation, is always the same, "no worries, we will be there when you make it back." The truth is, there is noth-ing like stepping back onto the mat. For some it is like riding a bike. The body and muscle memory take over just as if you had never stopped. For others, it may be a harsh reality as to the body and physical practice not being exactly where we remember or potential left off. No matter how long the hiatus or initial response back, the mat offers a familiar place where after the rein-troduction occurs, the mat begins to feel like home. We always feel better after practice, breath and movement Âƒ so why do we ever stop? Here are some tips to stick to your yoga routine:1. See the beauty in the routine. As life gets busy, and it does for all, finding that time to carve out for yourself and take a yoga class gets more challenging. Find a set time and schedule that works for you and hold yourself to it. Make a commitment to yourself and as you set your inten-tion at the beginning of each class remember why you not only need this scheduled space and timeout, you deserve it. Everything that you are so worried about attending to will be there as soon as you are finished. And you can return to it a more balanced and focused person.2. Switch it up. This is why I love practicing Hot Vinyasa. The basic poses are constant, but the instruc-torÂs ability to change the dynamic of the class with pace, themes and transitions will make every class engaging both physically and men-tally. It is your choice as to how to adapt each class individually based on your mood or feeling that day. 3. Keep it fun. It's just yoga! If you are not having fun, then some-thing is wrong. Yoga can be chal-lenging, but if you meet it with sternness and ego, it will only push back more. Have the lighthearted-ness to at times laugh at yourself or at the very least take a deep breath. There are enough things in this world to cause stress Â„ allow yoga to be your de-stressor and retreat. 4. Forgive yourself. You do not need to confess to me. If you miss a class, or even several, recommit. Don't make it a self-fulfilling proph-ecy of shame and abandonment. We have all at some point gotten off track, we are humans, and as such imperfect. The trick is letting it go and coming back. I promise your mat may miss you, but it will not hold any judgment against you. Q Â„ For more information on Hot Vinyasa yoga as well as local class times visit Bodhi Hot Yoga, 9920 Alt A1A, Suite 80, Palm Beach Gardens, 561-835-1577, www.BodhiHotYoga. com. Jennifer MartinBODHI HOT YOGA 9920 ALT A1A, SUITE 801 PALM BEACH GARDENS(561) 835-1577www.BodhiHotYoga.com
T he quest to develop a grapefruit hybrid that will not interact with medication has taken a step forward, as researchers pin-point compounds most respon-sible for the problem, a University of Florida citrus breeder says. The data were published in the December issue of the journal Xenobiotica. Scientists have been aware of the so-called Âgrapefruit juice effectÂŽ since 1989. Compounds in the fruit called furanocoumarins inhibit the action of an enzyme that breaks down certain medications in the human digestive system. The phenomenon poses a health risk because it can pro-duce unexpectedly high levels of these medications in a pa tientÂs bloodstream. Doctors, pharma-cists and prescription drug labels warn patients to avoid grapefruit and related products under these circumstances. The phenomenon is a disappointment for fans of the tart treat, but Fred Gmitter, a faculty member at UFÂs Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, is part of a team work-ing to address the problem by developing a hybrid between grapefruit and selected varieties of pummelo that have been shown to have low furanocoumarin con-tent and can transmit the trait to their offspring. In the current study, researchers investigated the effects of fura-nocoumarin com-pounds, testing each one to determine the amount required to slow the enzyme reaction by 50 percent. The results showed that a handful of furanocoumarins had the stron-gest effect. More importantly, juice samples from 40 different hybrids and their parents were tested directly for their overall effect on enzyme activ-ity, and one of the selected hybrids approved for impending release, known as UF 914, was among the samples with the lowest effect. Mr. Gmitter said further study is needed to learn how low fur-anocoumarin levels must be to reduce the interaction risk. Q Researchers pinpoint culprits in grapefruit/drug interactions BY TOM NORDLIEUniversity of Florida Suppressing protein may stem AlzheimerÂ’s disease process NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH S cientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered a potential strategy for developing treatments to stem the disease process in AlzheimerÂs disease. ItÂs based on unclogging removal of toxic debris that accumulates in patientsÂ brains, by blocking activity of a little-known regulator protein called CD33. ÂToo much CD33 appears to promote late-onset AlzheimerÂs by pre-venting support cells from clearing out toxic plaques, key risk factors for the disease,ÂŽ explained Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D., of Massachusetts Gen-eral Hospital and Harvard University, a grantee of the NIHÂs National Insti-tute of Mental Health and National Institute on Aging. ÂFuture medica-tions that impede CD33 activity in the brain might help prevent or treat the disorder.ÂŽ Dr. Tanzi and colleagues report on their findings in the journal Neuron. Variation in the CD33 gene turned up as one of four prime suspects in the largest genome-wide dragnet of AlzheimerÂs-affected families, report-ed by Dr. Tanzi and colleagues in 2008. The gene was known to make a protein that regulates the immune system, but its function in the brain remained elusive. To discover how it might contribute to AlzheimerÂs, the researchers brought to bear human genetics, biochemistry and human brain tissue, mouse and cell-based experiments. They found over-expression of CD33 in support cells, called microg-lia, in postmortem brains from patients who had late-onset AlzheimerÂs disease, the most common form of the illness. The more CD33 pro-tein on the cell surface of microglia, the more beta-amyloid proteins and plaques Â„ damaging debris Â„ had accumulated in their brains. More-over, the researchers discovered that brains of people who inherited a ver-sion of the CD33 gene that protected them from AlzheimerÂs conspicuously showed reduced amounts of CD33 on the surface of microglia and less beta-amyloid. Evidence also suggested that CD33 works in league with another Alzheim-erÂs risk gene in microglia to regulate inflammation in the brain. The study results Â„ and those of a recent rat study that replicated many features of the human illness Â„ add support to the prevailing theory that accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques are hallmarks of AlzheimerÂs pathol-ogy. They come at a time of ferment in the field, spurred by other recent contradictory evidence suggesting that these presumed culprits might instead play a protective role. Since increased CD33 activity in microglia impaired beta-amyloid clearance in late onset AlzheimerÂs, Dr. Tanzi and colleagues are now searching for agents that can cross the blood-brain barrier and block it. The NIA leads the federal government effort conducting and support-ing research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. It provides information on agerelated cognitive change and neuro-degenerative disease specifically at its AlzheimerÂs Disease Education and Referral Center at http://www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers. For expanded information on AlzheimerÂs care and resources, visit the federal govern-mentÂs portal website http://www.alzheimers.gov. Q B10 healthy living MAY 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
Palm Beach1800 Corporate Blvd., N.W.Suite 302Boca Raton, FL 33431561.665.4738 Fort Lauderdale200 East Las Olas Boulevard19th FloorFOrt Lauderdale, FL 33301954.522.2200 (telephone)954.522.9123 (facsimile) ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com MAY 2013 healthy living B11by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is also a great way to understand the importance of acting quickly in a stroke situation. Symptoms of a stroke are easy to spot because they happen so quickly. It is important to act F.A.S.T. in these situations because the most effective treatments for stroke are available only within the first three hours after symp-toms start. Look for the following signs of a stroke and use a simple question to find stroke clues: Can you ask the person to smile? During a stroke, one side of the face may not move properly. If the person has a crooked smile, or the face droops, that may indicate a stroke. After asking that question use the F.A.S.T. acronym: Q For the Face Â„ Does one side of the person Âs face droop? Q Ask the person to raise both Arms Â„ Does one arm drift downward? Q For Speech Â„ Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech lured or strange? Q Then, be proactive about Time Â„ If you observe any of the above signs, call 911 immediately. While many organizations are doing their part during May, in informing the public about National Stroke Month, itÂs also an important time to map out the leading hospital in the area for stroke care and treatment. Right now is a great time to know where the closest Comprehensive Stroke Center is located. Fortunately for northern Palm Beach County residents, St. MaryÂs Medical CenterÂs Compre-hensive Stroke Center is a communi-ty resource and the important link to stroke care and treatment in this area. St. MaryÂs Medical Center is one of 21 hospitals in Florida designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Florida Agency of Healthcare Admin-istration. Since 1991, St. MaryÂs Medical Center has served as a Florida Depart-ment of Health Level II Trauma Cen-ter, a state-designated Pediatric Trauma Referral Center and a state-designated Brain and Spinal Cord Acute Care Inju-ry Center. For stroke, neurosurgery experts are on staff at the hospitalÂs trauma center and the Neuroscience Center is dedi-cated to the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of neurological disorders and injuries in adults and children. ÂThe good news about strokes is that getting timely treatment can greatly reduce the damage caused,ÂŽ said Davide Carbone, CEO at St. MaryÂs Medical Center. ÂWe excel in patient stroke care and are the stroke resource this com-munity can count on when time counts.ÂŽ Of the 780,000 new or recurrent strokes that will occur this year in the United States alone, many will happen among people of working age. ThatÂs actually a good thing as those of the working age have a much better chance of surviving a stroke. A stroke can leave an individual numb, confused, having trouble with walking or standing, speech and sight. A stroke is also known as a brain attack and occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted or blocked. When this happens, brain cells in the immediate area start to die due to lack of oxygen and nutrients needed to function prop-erly. Approximately 80 percent of strokes are ischemic, which means they occur when a clot blocks a blood vessel or artery in the brain. The remaining 20 percent of strokes are hemorrhagic. These strokes are caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain. Time is of the essence with strokes Â„ donÂt wait for symptoms to go away or worsen. Ischemic strokes can be treated with a blood-clot busting drug called tissue plasminogen activator, or t-PA. However, for the treatment to be effec-tive, the stroke patient must get to a hos-pital within one hour, and be evaluated and receive the drug within three hours of the onset of stroke symptoms. A study by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke found that some patients receiving t-PA within the three-hour window were at least 30 percent more likely to recover from a stroke after 90 days. Some of the main risk factors that increase the chance of having a stroke include high blood pressure, heart dis-ease, smoking, alcohol intake, over-weight, diabetes, sedentary lifestyle and elevated cholesterol. To reduce the risk of stroke, manage blood pressure, cholesterol and diabe-tes, stop smoking, eat right, maintain a healthy weight, exercise at least 30 minutes a day on most days and limit alcohol intake. St. MaryÂs Medical Center is both a state-designated Primary Stroke Center and a state-designated Comprehensive Stroke Center. The hospital also holds an American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines Gold-Plus Performance Achievement Award for Stroke. Palm Beach Chil-drenÂs Hospital at St. MaryÂs Medical Center, was named ÂBest of the Best Pediatric HospitalsÂŽ by South Florida Parenting Magazine. The multidisciplinary team at the Comprehensive Stroke Center at St. MaryÂs is specially trained in acute and ongoing management of stroke patient and caregiver needs. The teamÂs top-level stroke care medical staff includes an interventional neu-rologist, ER physicians; ICU, Step-Down Unit, telemetry and rehab. The stroke multi-disciplinary team also includes high-level nursing, physi-cal, occupational and speech therapy, radiology, respiratory and special pro-cedures staff. The stroke team also has a lab and pharmacy, and works with patients on nutrition during stroke care and treatment. In honor of National Stroke Awareness Month, St. MaryÂs Medical Center will host a stroke survivorÂs luncheon on Friday, May 24. As a comprehensive stroke center, St. MaryÂs Medical Center supports this yearsÂ national theme, ÂAct Fast for Stroke,ÂŽ and focuses on educating the community about the importance of time. A heart healthy lunch will be served along with a tour of the inter-ventional suite/GE show site. There is limited seating, to make a reservation, please call 561-840-6017. For more information on St. MaryÂs Medical Center Comprehensive Stroke Center visit www.stmarysmc.com or call 561-844-6300. Q STROKEFrom page 1
Join us for an Orthopedic Symposium Thursday, May 30th at 9:00am Hear from our Orthopedic Experts on the following topics: Lecture will be held at The Borland Center 4885 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Please RSVP your attendance to 1-800-616-1927.Breakfast will be served. Partial and Total Knee ReplacementsGreg Martin, MDTips on HipsJohn Wang, MDTotal Shoulder Replacement and Reverse Shoulder ReplacementHoward Routman, MD