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PAGE 1 WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 Vol. III, No. 46  FREE Meet Trevor JonesPita Grille owner likes the honesty of an open kitchen. A39 X INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X ROGER WILLIAMS A2OPINION A4 PETS A6SOCIETY A15, 20-21, 24 BUSINESS A23 REAL ESTATE A25ANTIQUES A26ARTS A29 SANDY DAYS A30 EVENTS A32-33PUZZLES A34WINE/DINING A39 SocietySee who was out and about. A15, A20-21, A24 X To be: HamletYoung Maltz Theatre thespians produce the play. A29 XMoney & InvestingAll-cash real estate deals can be bad in the long term. A22 X PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 Leaders at Temple Beth Am say they hope to make it easier for Jewish families to come home to Judaism by eliminating traditional membership dues and welcom-ing everyone to High Holy Days services free of charge. In general, what I started to see is that many Jews perceive that there are too many barriers in order to belong to a syna-gogue,Ž said the Jupiter Reformed temples rabbi, Alon L evko vitz. Of course, many people do not speak or understand the Hebrew that is integral to services. At least with the monetary aspect, we try to make it much easier for people,Ž said Rabbi L evko vitz. Last year, we offered free services for the High Holy Days.Ž That drew more people to attend services at the synagogue, which counts about 450 families among its membership. Most temples have set dues for membership. There are places like New York City, where its close to $3,000 a family. I guess in Florida its between $1,500 and $2,000 in our area,Ž Rabbi L evko vitz said. This year, members of Temple Beth Am received a letter that read, Change is challenging, but we are so excited about re-energizing TBA, and trying to make us more of a true community, believing that it will yield the intangible rewards we are envisioning (and have seen occur at other synagogues in the country of our size and demographics). Of course, our success will turn on each of us believing this can work, and each of us doing our part to make sureTemple Beth Am drops fees in bid to be more inclusiveBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” SEE DUES, A10 X SEE DROWSY, A8 XTHE MERCURY MARQUIS WAS approaching „ FAST. Jupiter Police Officer Jason Starks saw it. He did not have time to react. The Marquis ricocheted off the con-crete median into his patrol car. His patrol car veered off Interstate 95 and rolled over, coming to rest on its roof. The radio transmission and dash-cam footage captured before daybreak on June 2 are unnerving. Just watching the video or listening in feels jarring and abrupt. The fear becomes palpable, the fear of what could happen when a driver falls Sleep deprivation behind the wheel can prove fatal 20 .08 1in24 Percent of crashes that can be attributed to driver fatigue People admit to falling asleep while driving The bloodalcohol content that being awake for 20 hours straight is comparable to BY THE NUMBERS DRIVING DR WSY BY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@” ERIC RADDATZ / FLORIDA WEEKLY ILLUSTRATIONLEVKOVITZ


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For your freeKITE, call 5 6 1-84 1-KID S Scan with your smartphones Q R code reade r COMMENTARYRemembering Joe McCarthyOne of the most misguided, would-be despots ever to ascend the voter stairway to (not heaven) a Senate seat in Washington was Joseph McCarthy, from Wisconsin. Unfortunately and perhaps characteristically, when he died of hepatitis like-ly exacerbated by acute alcoholism in office at the age of 48, after censure by his slow-to-get-there colleagues on the Hill who watched him betray the principles of the nation for a decade, he did not rest in peace. Instead, he returned from the dead, reappearing recently as a more viscous and difficult-to-identify corruption oozing out of the cracks of government „ in this case the National Security Administration, the FBI and the Obama administrations White House. For years, the men and women who man or woman these outfits have been investigating people who do not merit investigating by American right, as recent news reports have made all too clear. Students. Protestors. Journalists. Members of religious groups. This nouveau-McCarthyism even spread to the IRS, which began to inves-tigate and tax some of President Obamas political enemies who too energetically opposed him. All the while, and just like in the 1950s, Ive been told, a lot of people went around saying, So what? Ive got nothing to hide.Ž Until I began to think more deeply about the issue, I was saying the same thing. If they want to look in my under-wear drawer, more power to them, I thought shall owly. When you chant that mantra, you do so with a knowing smirk, implying that theyll get what they deserve if they explore the dirty laundry, without getting anything of value. In contemporary terms, you figure that it really doesnt matter if FBI agents and NSA agents spy on people by looking at their electronic correspondence or listen-ing to their telephone calls. Heck, theyre just doing their jobs, which got a lot harder after 9/11, right? Maybe theyll turn up a bomb-toting terrorist or two hiding in the woodpile. Feeling smugly satisfied, then you turn to the sports pages or the Huffington Posts latest method for losing 50 pounds of belly fat in 50 seconds. Some of that thinking is true, of course. Todays Homeland Security cops do have difficult jobs, or so I imagine, for which we pay them decent salaries „ to protect us from criminals, from foreign aggressors, from tyranny. And its also true that most people dont have anything to hide. Which has exactly nothing to do with the bully-boy problem of abusers of power. So heres what I think now. Dismissing the actions of governments spying on citizens is like dismissing the actions of governments that would suddenly and arbitrarily abolish the Second Amend-ment, lock, stock and barrel. So what, some people might say? I dont own any guns and Im not part of a stand-ing militia, so I have nothing to worry about. But the problem is this: the Constitution guarantees Second Amendment rights to everyone, just like it guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of religion and the right to privacy to everyone „ including those who dont use those freedoms. It was the same constitution guaranteeing the same rights in the early 1950s, too. Which makes the acts of Joe McCarthy so heinous. For 10 years, from 1947 to 1957, he kept trying to tighten a tourniquet on one of the two great legs of our democracy „ freedom of speech (the other leg we stand on is freedom of religion). He slowed its blood supply long enough to choke off the lives and careers of many who expressed opinions he opposed. He called them Communists „ and so what if they were, only a few managed to ask before they went looking for work as waiters? He called them homosexuals (ditto on the question). And he called them cowards, falsely accusing his opponent and the acclaimed Republican Wisconsin Sen. Bob La Fol-lette, for example, of war profiteering, and suggesting he was a coward for not joining the service after Pearl Harbor. Of course, Sen. La Follette was 46 years old at the time, but the slander stuck. Partly as a result, Sen. McCarthy defeated La Follette and took office in 1947, ush-ering in one of the most disreputable long moments in American politics and Ameri-can public life, in collusion with many who allowed themselves to be bullied or became bullies themselves, blacklisting those who opposed Sen. McCarthy. Sen. McCarthy also lied about his war record as a Marine Corps officer in the Pacific, claiming combat missions and wounds he never suffered, and writing his own glowing letter of commendation praising his valor, supposedly signed by Admiral Chester Nimitz. Those flamboyant moments of unethical manipulation and misdirection may seem merely laughable at this distance „ and would, if the specter of Sen. McCarthy hadnt been recently resurrected. As it turns out, Joe McCarthy was a king with no clothing, and his many supporters were fools for following his fervent, flag-waving version of patriotic behavior. Patriotism, for us Americans, has nothing to do with flag waving, per se. Instead, it requires our willingness at each moment in time to insist on basic constitutional rights for all, even if we dont exercise those rights every day our-selves „ the right to speak freely, to wor-ship freely, and to carry on privately as we see fit. Q b s t p o roger MCCARTHY


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A4 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Publisher Michelle Nogamnoga@floridaweekly.comEditor Betty Reporters & ColumnistsScott Simmons Athena Ponushis Tim Norris Jan Norris Mary Jane Fine Loren Gutentag Artis Henderson Linda Lipshutz Roger Williams Jim McCracken Heather Purucker Bretzlaff Nina CusmanoPresentation Editor Eric Raddatzeraddatz@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersPaul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Mitzi Turner Hannah Arnone Chris AndruskiewiczAccount ExecutivesBarbara Shaferbshafer@floridaweekly.comJohn Linnjlinn@floridaweekly.comTom Mclarnontmclarnon@floridaweekly.comCirculationEvelyn Talbot Frank Jimenez Published by Florida Media Group LLC Pason Gaddispgaddis@floridaweekly.comJeffrey Culljcull@floridaweekly.comJim Street Address: FLORIDA WEEKLY 11380 Prosperity Farms Road, Suite 103 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 Phone 561.904.6470  Fax: 561.904.6456 Subscriptions:Call 561.904.6470 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2013 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC. OPINIONThe disgrace of the YankeesNew York Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez may be the most hated figure in sports, but he is a man for our time. He is a master at the insincere mea culpa, at self-involvement, at pretense and greed. Not just greed for money, but for fame and glory. If he had only disgraced himself playing for the Texas Rangers, that would be one thing, but he has done it playing for the most storied franchise in sports, whose legends are synonymous with baseball greatness. So lets consider the tale of two prodigiously talented Yankee corner infield-ers, separated by about 80 years and a vast moral chasm. Like Rodriguez in his prime, first baseman Lou Gehrig posted awesome offensive numbers. But what is most remarkable about him isnt the statistics, its the character. He was modest even at the height of his powers, calling himself just the Yankee whos in there every day.Ž When tragedy struck, he made his debilitating illness an epic of dignity. In 1939, he removed himself from the lineup after playing 2,130 consecu-tive games, for the good of the team.Ž Soon after, he was diagnosed with the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis that killed him two years later. On Lou Gehrig Appreciation DayŽ on July 4, 1939, his sobbing manager Joe McCarthy called him the finest example of a ballplayer, sportsman and citizen that baseball has ever known.Ž He recalled how Gehrig told him he was quitting because he had become a drag on the team. My God, man,Ž McCarthy said, you were never that.Ž They called the movie about Gehrig Pride of the Yankees.Ž Then, theres Alex Rodriguez. He knows the basic rules of 21stcentury damage control: First, lie, and when that becomes unsustainable, con-fess and become a celebrity spokesper-son against your vice. Sports Illustrated reported in 2009 that Rodriguez had tested positive for steroids in his 2003 MVP season with the Rangers. He had previously denied using steroids on national TV, but even-tually admitted it, explaining that he had been young, stupid and naive. He pledged never to use steroids again. He did events for the Taylor Hooton Foun-dation, named in honor of a 17-year-old who had abused steroids and taken his own life. Nonetheless, here he is again, facing a 211-game suspension for abusing ste-roids. Unless hes the victim of a vast conspiracy, he has been caught cheating a second time. Perhaps because he is old, stupid and cynical? Appealing the suspension, Rodriguez says that hes fighting for his life.Ž The difference between the two Yankees is the difference between going away with grace when no one wants you to leave, and sticking around, graceless-ly, when most everyone would prefer that you go. Its the difference between fighting for your life but not mentioning it, and saying youre fighting for your life when you are not. Its the difference between calling yourself the luckiest man on the face of the EarthŽ when you have been dealt an ugly hand by fate, and pitying yourself when your predica-ment is the product of your own bad choices. From Gehrig to Rodriguez is a long way down. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. d t t S a h rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly Stop-and-frisk: The world according to QuestloveHip-hop hit a milestone this week, turning 40 years old. The same week, Federal District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin, in a 195-page ruling, declared the New York Police Departments prac-tice of stop-and-frisk unconstitutional. Hip-hop and stop-and-frisk are central aspects of the lives of millions of people, especially black and Latino youths. Ahmir Thompson was just 2 years old when hip-hop got its start in 1973, but already had shown his talent for music. Thompson is now known profes-sionally as Questl ove, an accomp lished musician and producer, music director and drummer for the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop band The Roots, which is the house band on the NBC show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.Ž He and The Roots soon will move with Fallon to the even more popular The Tonight Show.Ž Despite his success, Questlove confronts racism in his daily life. But he has built a platform, a following, which he uses to challenge the status quo, like stop-and-frisk. Theres nothing like the first time that a gun is held on you,Ž Questlove told me. He was recalling the first time he was subjected to a stop-and-frisk. I was coming home from teen Bible study on a Friday night... And we were driving home, and then, seconds later, on Washington Avenue in Philly, cops stopped us. ...I just remember the pro-tocol. I remember my father telling me, If youre ever in this position, youre to slowly keep your hands up.Ž A quarter of a century later, just a few weeks ago, Questlove was heading home to Manhattan from Brooklyn after a weekly DJ gig. He was pulled over by the NYPD. He told me, They walked up, asked to see license and registra-tion. And it was like four of them with flashlights everywhere. ... They wanted to know, Are you in a cab? Is this a cab? Wheres your New York taxi license? I have my own car, and I have my own driver.Ž He felt they were treating him like a drug don. He showed them his newly released memoir, Mo Meta Blues: The World According to Quest-love,Ž with its stylized, psychedelic portrait of him on the cover. They looked, and they kind of had a meeting for five minutes. And then, it was like, Oh, OK, you can go. But this hap-pens all the time.Ž Like when Questlove was campaigning for Obama with Jurnee Smollett, an actress on the hit vampire show, True Blood.Ž He had bought a housewarming gift for his manager, and pulled over the car to take a phone call. He described what followed: So I pulled over, talked, finished the conversation. Five cars stopped us, and pretty much that was the most humiliating experience, because, we had to get out the car. They made us spread on the car ... (Jurnees) like, This is unconstitutional! Theyre not „ this is an illegal search. But search they did. The next night, he and The Roots won another Gram-my. Between 2002 and 2012, the NYPD conducted more than 4.8 million stop-and-frisks. More than 80 percent of those targeted were black or Latino. Judge Sheindlin, in her decision, spe-cifically criticized New Yorks billion-aire mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and his police commissioner, Ray Kelly. Kelly, who is said to be a candidate for Obamas next Secretary of Homeland Security, said, What I find most dis-turbing and offensive about this deci-sion is the notion that the NYPD engag-es in racial profiling.Ž I asked Questl ove, with all hes accomplished, what he is most proud of, and what he still hopes to do. Im extremely grateful to have survived,Ž he said, lit-erally just survived, because, you know, Im still wondering: Will anyone in the hip-hop culture ever make it to 65? Will we have our first hip-hop senior citizen? Like, thats an amazing thing for me. No, because if they dont „ if they escape bullets, they still have to escape strokes and their health.Ž The richest country in the world could and should inspire higher hopes than merely surviving. But for Ahmir QuestloveŽ Thompson and the hip-hop generation he represents, tar-geted by police policies like stop-and-frisk, it is no surprise. This is America in 2013. Q „ Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. „ Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!,Ž a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the co-author of The Silenced Majority,Ž a New York Times best-seller.


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A6 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY BY GINA SPADAFORIUniversal UclickMy two cats are both beautiful „ I may be a little biased, but Im pretty sure its true. When it comes to tem-perament, though, their similarities end. One cat is relaxed and easygoing, a born lap kitty. The other is easily aroused, sometimes reacting to petting by scratching the person in whose lap he finds himself „ which, more than likely, of course, is mine. Over the years, Ive worked to lengthen his short fuse, starting with the most important rule when it comes to dealing with feline aggression: Never, ever hit your cat. If punishment wont work, what will? You need to understand the reasons why cats lash out and learn to read feline body language, while also retraining and managing your cat to prevent bites or clawing. Heres what makes cats go crazy and how to correct these problems: Q Overstimulation. Youre petting your cat, and suddenly he grabs you with his claws and teeth. Dont struggle or fight back, or you may trigger a real bite. Sometimes, smacking your other hand loudly against a hard surface „ a tabletop, for example „ may startle your cat into breaking off the attack. If you stay still, however, he will usually calm down and release you. Cat lovers often think such attacks come without warning, but theyve missed the warning signs of a cat who has simply had enough. The tail is the key. If your cat starts twitching his tail in a jerky fashion, its time to stop pet-ting. And you can often keep him from getting to that overstimulated place by petting along the side of and under the chin only, avoiding touchier spots like the back or the belly. Q Play aggression. Never let your cat view you as a plaything, not even when hes an adorable kitten. Wrestling bare-handed with your cat or kitten is a no-no, because youre setting up a bad precedent. A stuffed sock is a great substitute for a human hand when it comes to playthings „ let your cat bite, claw and bunny-kick to his hearts content. Give your cat lots of other exercise, frequent sessions that burn his youthful energy, such as playing with a fishing poleŽ-type toy. What if he persists in seeing you as a plaything? As with an overstimulated cat, stop the behavior by freezing if he has you in a painful grip. If hes ambush-ing you, water from a small squirt gun might help convince him that this is not a game worth playing. Q Redirected aggression. Your cat sees another cat, an intruder, outside your living room window. He becomes enraged. You walk by, and he nails you. This is redirected aggression, and its a management issue. Motion-detecting sprinklers can discourage strange cats from being in your yard. If you cant keep feline intruders out, block your cats access to the window through which he sees the other cats. And again, be aware of your cats body language. A cat whos looking for trouble is one whos best avoided. The trick with cats is to eliminate the triggers for biting or scratching and work on your cats tolerance lev-els. If youre patient and consistent, your cat may well improve over time. If youre not getting anywhere, talk to your veterinarian about a referral to a behaviorist experienced in feline behav-ior. Additionally, veterinary behaviorists can prescribe medications that can help ease your cats anxiety while you work on permanent changes to his behavior. While my jumpy cat will never be the completely relaxed purr-machine his housemate is, hes incredibly more toler-ant of petting. His purrs let me know that hes as happy with the changes as I am. Q Cats who may lash out if petted in touchy spots will often accept and learn to love scratches alongside and under their chins. PET TALESRelaxed purr-fectionMany jumpy cats can learn to accept petting without biting >> Maxi is a 1-year-old spayed female pit bull mix. She likes playing with toys, swimming, and a good game of tug a war. She knows how to sit, shake and lie down. She would do best being the only pet in the house.>> Duchess is a 1-yearold spayed domestic short-hair. Her tail lies at against her back. She's friendly and curious.To adopt: The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, is located at 3100/3200 Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Adoptable pets and other information can be seen at For adoption information call 686-6656.>> Chloe is a spayed female tabby, approximately 1 to 2 years old. She has substantial vision impair-ment, but she navigates around just ne! She's very affectionate, and really enjoys human contact.>> Jerry is a neutered male tabby, approximately 2 to 3 years old. He's a polydactyl, or a "Hemingway cat" (extra toes on each paw). He's a mellow cat, and is very friendly.To adopt: Adopt A Cat is a no-kill, freeroaming cat rescue facility located at 1125 Old Dixie Highway, Lake Park. 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A8 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYasleep. You all right? You all right?Ž Officer Starks yells in the direction of the Marquis befor e utt ering, Signal four involved,Ž over his radio, Signal four involved.Ž The communications officer on dispatch does not understand. You keep cutting out,Ž she says. Nothings com-ing across.Ž Again Officer Starks articulates, Two vehicles lost on 95 northbound ƒ Signal four involved,Ž cop speak for when an officer has been involved in a crash. Can you hear me?Ž The dispatch officer hears him clear: You involved?Ž Officer Starks replies, Yes, I am.ŽThose who worked alongside Officer Starks say he was not very outspoken, but he was well respected. He was detailed in what he did. Traffic was his forte. Enforcing DUIs was his specialty. You can destroy a life within a second from driving dr owsy just as you can from driving intoxicated,Ž says Ken Ehrlich, Officer Starks attorney. The crash has significantly affected Jasons life and potentially affected his career as a police officer. He may not be able to return to the field ƒ Its too early to tell. He definitely suffered some pretty significant injuries.Ž Sgt. Scott Pascarella of the Jupiter Police Department says being a police officer, you must look out for every-body else on the road, you must set the example by obeying all the laws, doing whats right to kind of let everybody else follow your lead.Ž Law enforce-ment officers now hope Officer Starks story will set an example „ a story of another life disrupted because another driver fell asleep. Drunk driving and texting and driving have grit „ aggressive awareness campaigns and legislative punch. But drowsy drivers are just as dangerous as drivers who are consumed with social media and drivers who are seeing double. Drowsy dri ving causes more than 100,000 crashes a year, resulting in 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths. And the issues underreported, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Traffic safety experts are trying to find the right words to say, the right tragedies to share to make a difference, to change the statistics, or rather, the denial that one in six deadly crashes involves a drowsy driver but only one in 24 drivers ever admits to falling asleep at the wheel. Sleep doctors believe theres a modern romanticism with sleep depriva-tion and they want to dispel it, even if it means sharing their own stories of doz-ing off while driving home. The age-old struggle with slumber has turned so dire, car manufacturers are implementing technology where the car wakes the driver up. In Florida, drowsy dri ving caused more than 1,500 crashes in 2012, resulting in more than 900 injuries and 15 deaths, reports the Florida Highway Patrol. Jay Anderson saw one of these crashes. Mr. Anderson has a reputation in Southwest Florida: Hes a safe-driving zealot. Hes a U.S. Army veteran and retired EMS captain who spent his lifesavings to found his nonprofit Stay Alive ƒ Just Drive!Ž He drives up and down the Gulf Coast to further his vendetta for cell phone-free driving. Hell drive anywhere in the state, setting up his PowerPoint presentation to leave behind his message: Please think of all the reasons you have to make it home,Ž before you reach for your cell phone, before you text, before you check your e-mail at the wheel, before you drink another drink, before you push it and try to drive a little longer when you know you have not had enough sleep. One morning, Mr. Anderson was stopped at a traffic light in the inside lane on Daniels Parkway by I-75 in Fort Myers. He heard screeching brakes. He looked in the rearview mirror, saw nothing. Glanced at the passenger side mirror and saw a wayward car skidding toward the truck next to him in the middle lane. The skidding vehicle struck the rear of the pick-up truck at approximately 45 mph,Ž remembers Mr. Anderson. I called 911. Exited my truck and checked for injuries. Both drivers indicated they were OK, so we moved the vehicles to a safe location out of the travel lanes.Ž Mr. Anderson turned to the young man who caused the crash and said, Son, please tell me you werent on your cell phone.Ž Mr. Anderson remembers the boy put his head down, Then sheepishly looked up at me and admitted he fell asleep at 10:30 in the morning, travel-ing 55 mph. He proceeded to tell me he was going to school full time and working two jobs. Thankfully, he only suffered some bumps and bruises, but I can assure you, he totaled his car.Ž Mr. Anderson serves as the chair of Floridas Strategic Highway Safety Plan. His speaking affairs range from the annual meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers state chapter to the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) national conference. There, he shares the numbers he has held on to „ 20 percent of crashes can be attributed to driver fatigue, and one in 24 drivers admits to falling asleep while driving.Futilely fighting exhaustionWhen Donna Bryan thinks of all the people out there on the roadways who could be driv-ing sleep-deprived, her mind runs away with possibilities: College students pulling all-nighters, menopausal women waking up in the early morning hours and not being able to fall back asleep, young mothers wak-ing up all hours of the night to feed their babies. Then youve got shift workers.Ž There are third-shift workers or graveyard-shift workers, commercial truck drivers, people who drive long commutes for business. Then theres people on prescription drugs.Ž The elderly, people on antidepressants, people on antihistamines. We have pol-len and that stuff going on.Ž People who have demanding careers, people who have interrupted sleep, sleep apnea or other sleep disorders ƒ Oh my God, weve just about covered everybody,Ž she says. All these populations means theres a very good chance somebody near you is a dr owsy driver ƒ And so many people are dis-tracted drivers, you combine distracted driving, dr owsy dri ving, drunk driving, its like you wouldnt want to drive if you started thinking about it.Ž As the director of marketing for the Safety Council of Palm Beach County, Ms. Bryan has watched countless videos on the National Road Safety Foundation website showing the con-sequences of dr owsy dri ving. She tries to think of fresh ways to pitch the same story to the media. She tries to think of the right words to say for someone to hear or someone to read and think twice before sitting behind the wheel. She remembers the video dubbed Rustys Regret.Ž Rusty was driving home from his girlfriends house on his high school graduation day. He was sleepy. But he was 90 seconds from home. He figured he could make it. He fell asleep at the wheel. His car crossed the center line, hit an embankment and flipped over. Rustys now a paraplegic. Then theres the Tom and JaneŽ video. Tom was sleepy but he didnt want to wake his wife Jane. He turned on the radio. He opened his window. Just at the moment when he thought he should reach over and wake up his wife, Tom dozed off and drove into the trees. Jane died instantly. Ms. Bryan asks her driving instructors at the Safety Council to incorpo-rate these scenarios into their driving courses. She asks them to share the statistics shes bookmarked in her memory: Being awake for 20 hours is comparable to having a blood-alcohol content of .08 percent. And people with untreated sleep apnea are seven times more likely to fall asleep at the wheel. One of her driving instructors recommends the Nap Zapper. It goes around your ear and looks like a Bluetooth. It detects head nodding,Ž Ms. Bryan says. We joke that people should wear it when they watch golf on TV. It detects when the head drops and goes, Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! It cost $10.Ž As far as preventing nodding off on the road, Ms. Bryan says frequent driv-ing breaks are good. Drinking caffeine is good. But as far as the research shes seen, she feels turning on the radio or cracking open the window might be more slumber-waking fallacy than safe-driving reality. If you hit rumble strips, those bumps that scare you and wake you up, Ms. Bryan suggests you switch drivers or pull over and take a 20-minute nap. She encourages drivers to keep their passengers awake on road trips, rather than the commonplace, Go ahead and sleep. Ill drive. And if you start to feel the signs of drowsiness, she suggests you might want to try chewing gum, as the action engages the brain. The signs are difficulty focusing, not being able to keep daydreams at bay. I notice thats a big one for me, its very easy to daydream,Ž Ms. Bryan says as she carries on with warning signs. You cant remember the last few miles driven ... Thats one thing with distracted driving. Talking on a cell phone, youre like, Did I stop at that stop sign? You cant remember. Same thing with dr owsy dri ving. Its called cognitive blindness.Ž Another bit of sleep science Ms. Bryan has picked up would be the science of microsleeps. Your brains opportunistic. If its tired, it seizes sleep,Ž she says. The driver doesnt even realize it, but the brain will seize sleep in one, two and three-second intervals called microsleeps.ŽUnderstanding sleepDr. Jose Colon, a sleep disorder specialist working through Southwest Floridas Lee Memorial Health System, explains the mysteries of sleep by comparing the body to a car and the brain to a gas tank. Anything that utilizes energy cre-ates a waste prod-uct,Ž he says. When you put gas in your car, whats the waste product? The exhaust. Our brain utilizes energy, its called glucose, the name does not mat-ter but the concept does. The waste DROWSYFrom page 1 COUR TESY PHOTOSJupiter P olice Officer Jason Starks was sideswiped by a sleepy driver.ANDERSON BRYAN COLON


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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 09/06/2013.COMPLIMENTARY CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINATION & CONSULTATIONGIFT CERTIFICATE VALUE product thats made is called adenos-ine. Again, the name does not matter, but the concept does. That adenosine exhaust builds up and makes you tired. Adenosine accumulates throughout the day and makes you fatigued. Thats why you feel exhausted past a certain time.Ž Dr. Colon says the body rids itself of adenosine exhaust through sleep. He understands the inner workings of sleep deprivation and driving both aca-demically and personally, as he admit-tedly fell asleep on his drive home dur-ing his medical residency training. There was a night, yeah, I was on call all night, and when I was driving home, I did nod off. And it happened while I was coming off the interstate. You know how they have those curves? It happened on that. I went Eek!Ž says Dr. Colon, shaking his head as if he was coming to while pretending to step on the brakes. It was a microsleep. It was brief. Brief enough where my car start-ed to veer the wrong way. I was able to adjust. But had I been out cold, I could have ƒ fallen.Ž Dr. Colon says in present day culture, theres this romanticism with sleep deprivation. We have such a Go! Go! Go! society. We champion the sleep deprived,Ž he says. Who is the most popular doctor on TV shows? The one who was up 36 hours straight doing surgeries and then does another one.Ž While sleep deprivation may be accepted as normal,Ž Dr. Colon stress-es the danger. It hinders judgment, task vigilance and impulse control. It slows reaction times and inhibits the ability to pay attention. Its not just falling asleep at the wheel,Ž he says. Yeah, that sucks and that can cause death, but just having your reaction time and judgment impaired is what causes a lot of these traffic fatalities.Ž Dr. Colon has read studies where medical professionals take a group of people and intoxicate them to the illegal limit and then take a group of people who are sleep-deprived and then make the two groups perform driving-simulation tests. Consistently, the sleep-deprived group does worse than the intoxicated group,Ž he says. Then they take it a step further and intoxicate the sleep-deprived group ƒŽ Levels of sleepiness may not be determined post-mortem like blood-alcohol levels, but when it comes to traffic fatalities, Dr. Colon argues, You can use common sense and ask, What times are these automobile accidents occurring? The majority of them are indeed at night, at times when you should be asleep.Ž Thinking about sleep keeps Dr. Colon up at night. While the Food and Drug Administration questions the risk of a person taking a prescription sleeping aid like Ambien at night and still being foggy when he goes to drive the next morning, Dr. Colon questions the risk of that same person not taking a sleeping aid, not sleeping and then driving. What makes us exhausted? Its the adenosine. How do we get rid of that? Through sleep, particularly within the first portion of the night, our deep sleep, not our dreams. Dream sleep is very active brain time where were consolidating memories, but our deep sleep within the first portion of the night, thats the period of time that washes away that adenosine,Ž Dr. Colon says. If you are sleep deprived, you havent washed away all that adenosine. Youre waking up the next morning already with fog, that exhaust-fog in your mind.Ž Dr. Colon says sitting up straight and staying hydrated helps keep drivers alert, as well as visualizing light. Just like we have a heart rate, we have a brain rate,Ž he says. Our brain rate is our level of arousal. Visualizing light amplifies our level of arousal.Ž Those with the means can buy a more forward-thinking car. Manufac-turers like Mercedes-Benz have imple-mented technology to detect driver fatigue. If a Mercedes driver demon-strates drowsy behavior „ swerving, erratic speed, irregular use of pedals or indicators „ a coffee cup icon lights up on the dashboard and the car asks the driver, visually and audibly, Time for a break?Ž Aamir Khan, a service advisor at Mercedes-Benz of Naples, explains that the Attention Assist system takes note of more than 70 different param-eters within the first few minutes of a drive to create a unique driver profile. If the car detects the onset of drowsiness, it considers an array of other factors, from crosswinds to road smoothness, before illuminating the coffee cup. If you think about antilock brakes and airbags, 25 years ago those features were unique. Now theyre mandated by the federal government. I wouldnt drive a car without them,Ž Mr. Khan says. Eventually, the industry will catch up with Mercedes and make these safety technologies required as opposed to an option.Ž All Mercedes models come equipped with Attention Assist. Mr. Khan feels theres a genuine need for such sophisti-cated technology, because to put it sim-ply, It keeps you safe from yourself.Ž Q How the Mercedes driver assistance system detects tiredness.“Your brain’s opportunistic. If it’s tired, it seizes sleep ... The driver doesn’t even realize it, but the brain will seize sleep in one, two and three-second intervals called microsleeps.”— Donna Bryan


A10 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY it does. So heres the plan. We will no longer issue dues statements in June for the upcoming fiscal year. Instead, based on the projected budget for the fiscal year, we have created a Sustaining Financial Commitment amount. As reflected on the Voluntary Financial Commitment Pledge Card you should have already received in the mail, we are ideally hop-ing that two-adult households will give $2,000, and that one-adult households will give $1,000. Those levels are a start-ing point; it is our hope that those who can give more, will, and those who can-not afford that level will give what they can „ NO QUESTIONS ASKED. The annual pledge card also allows you (and us) to plan an annual budget (with many options to pay as you wish).Ž The suggested donations are what it takes to keep the doors open, Rabbi Levko vitz said. We are very honest that it costs money to run a synagogue. We ask that you give what you can. We do not ask questions,Ž he said. It is a very brave step. Its breaking down the barriers be-tween Jews and synagogues.Ž Those dues help pay for everything from salaries to maintenance to utilities. Dues are about 40 or 50 percent of the overall revenue, so it is a very signif-icant part of the budget,Ž Rabbi L evkovitz said. Churches also accept money in the form of tithes and offerings from mem-bers, but thats voluntary, and thats the difference. They did a lot of research and found that people who belong to churches give the same amount, but they feel bet-ter about it because it is a donation,Ž the rabbi said. But what if a family cannot afford membership in a synagogue? We have a sustainable number. That is the number that each family gives us. If you are in the position to give more, that would be great,Ž he said, adding, It is the system in almost all synagogues. If you say you cannot afford it, they will let you come.Ž And here is the difference at Beth Am:We ask no questions. You dont have to ask,Ž he said. Maybe it is the thought that counts.I love the idea. I think thats very welcoming of them and that theyre doing that this year and I think that a lot of temples would like to able to of-fer across the community,Ž said Barbara Bailey, executive director at Temple Judea, a reformed synagogue in Palm Beach Gardens. A temples goal is to make sure that its inclusive as possible.Ž Thats the goal at Temple Beth Am.So far, Rabbi L evko vitz said his congregation has been supportive. The response was very positive. People are very proud of what we are trying to do in reaching out to the com-munity,Ž he said. There is some amount of fear that we may not get the amount of money that we need to. In the end, we believe that people do the right thing.Ž Rabbi L evko vitz predicts his congregation will do the right thing. He should know; he has headed the synagogue for eight years, and he and his wife have had two of their three chil-dren „ ages 2 to 13 „ since they came to the area. His daughter recently cel-ebrated her bat-mitzvah. Were here for the future,Ž he said.„ Temple Beth Am is at 2250 Central Blvd., Jupiter. For information on membership and High Holy Days services, call 747-1109 or visit Holy Days servicesHere are schedules for High Holy Days services at Northern Palm Beach County Jewish congregations. Rosh Ha-shanah this year is Sept. 4-6; Yom Kip-pur is Sept. 13-14. Ticket prices are for non-members. Tickets/reservations are required for most services. Conservative synagoguesTemple Beth David „ 4657 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 694-2350 or The High Holy Days begin with a Selichot social and services on Aug. 31, starting at 8:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah services, Sept. 4-6; Kol Nidre, Sept. 13; Yom Kippur, Sept. 14. Tickets required.Orthodox synagoguesChabad Jewish Center of Jupiter „ 1209 Main St., Suite 110, Jupiter; 6946950 or Maarive fol-lowed by dinner, 7 p.m. Sept. 4; $36 per person. Rosh Hashanah services, Sept. 5-6. Yom Kippur services, Sept. 13-14. Services are free of charge; donate any amount. Chabad Palm Beach „ 844 Prosperity Farms Road, North Palm Beach. 888-714-7624 or Kids Rosh Hashanah Program: Kids candy land service, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 5; Kids Holiday Service, noon-2 p.m. Sept. 14. Rosh Hashanah services, Sept. 4-6. Kol Nidre, Sept. 13; Yom Kippur, Sept. 14. Seats are confirmed by donating any amount or by calling; no one will be turned away. Chabad of Palm Beach Gardens „ Services will be at the Borland Center, Midtown, 4885 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; Rosh Ha-shanah services, Sept. 4-6. Yom Kippur, Sept. 13-14. Free for members; $150 per adult.Reformed SynagoguesTemple Beth Am „ 2250 Central Blvd., Jupiter; 747-1109 or Erev Rosh Hashanah, 5 and 8 p.m. Sept. 4. Rosh Hashanah, 10 a.m. Sept. 5. Yom Kippur, Kol Nidre, 5 and 8 p.m. Sept. 13; Yom Kippur, 10 a.m. Sept. 14. Childrens service 2 p.m. Sept. 14. Af-ternoon service, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 14. Free; call for tickets. Temple Judea „ 4311 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 624-4633 or Services will be at the Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens. Rosh Hashanah dinner, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4. Erev Rosh Hashanah service, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4. Rosh Hashanah early service, 9 a.m. Sept. 5. Late service, 11:45 a.m. Service for children grade 3 and younger and their families, 2 p.m. Sept. 5; Tashlich, 4 p.m. Sept. 5 at Carlin Park, Jupiter. Yom Kippur Kol Nidre early service, 6:15 p.m. Sept. 13; late service is 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Yom Kippur, Sept. 14. Early service, 9 a.m.; late service, 11:45 a.m. Service for children grade 3 and younger and their family, 2 p.m. Concert, 3 p.m. Yizkor service, 4:30 p.m.; Neilah and Havdalah, 5:30 p.m. Sounding of the Shofar, 7 p.m. Tickets: $300 per person for both holi-days; $180 for one holiday. Q DUESFrom page 1


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The Work of Art Several weeks ago, the Norton Museum of Art hosted a photographic exhibi-tion entitled The Radical Camera: New Yorks Photo League 1936-1951.Ž The Jewish Museum in New York and Ohios Columbus Museum of Art organized the show. A private foundation, a corporate donor, and the National Endowment for the Arts funded the traveling exhibition. The Norton was the last stop on the multi-state itinerary. Underwriting for hosting the event in Palm Beach County (PBC) came from individual donors, private charitable endowments, public agencies and local businesses. The show itself was extraordinary. On less obvious display was the extraor-dinary commitment it took for such dis-parate communities of place and inter-est to come together to bring the The Radical CameraŽ to town. The exhibit engaged the participation of multiple museums, philanthropists, artists, vol-unteers, and public and private agencies over an extended period. Such com-plexities would seem daunting and yet the shared commitment and passion for the arts among the diverse partners prevailed. The joint orchestration of time, talent, and resources culminated in a compelling and thought-provoking art and cultural event. The public had only to show up, learn about and enjoy a remarkable collection of photographs by individual artists with amazing sto-ries connected to the images on display. This is an abundance borne out of human creativity and the space, time and resources to allow it to unfold. Civil society yearns for artistic and cultural expressions because they nourish our appreciation of how amazingly diverse is the reply to what it means to be human. The richness of our individual experi-ences confirms that life without art and culture would be a poor life, indeed. Yet preventing the full fruition of such a bleak possibility has never been easy. Arts and cultural organizations in the charitable sector tend to be the first candidates offered up for sacrifice in the Hunger GamesŽ that scarcity of funding would imply is a necessary evil. The starving artistŽ clich references the economic hazard faced by individu-als struggling to make a living doing what they love; the hazard also applies to many organizations and institutions whose missions are devoted to arts and culture. The Great Recession created a funding squeeze that resulted in signifi-cant cuts across the board for almost all art and cultural programs. Access to arts programs and activities by diverse audi-ences suffered, too. Champions pushed back who fought for and established the cultural arts as a legitimate and impor-tant enterprise in our communities. Now, the economic climate is sl owly improving and the finances and fund-ing streams are in modest recovery that keeps arts and cultural programs afloat. Many hands and hearts are responsible but the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County deserves special recognition for being, in the context of these challenges, an effective instrument of the turn-around at the county-wide level. The Cultural Council of PBC is a community-based nonprofit organiza-tion and an accomplished advocate on behalf of sustaining and growing sources of funding for cultural arts events, pro-grams, and activities. The agency is a vigorous supporter of arts education, promotes cultural tourism, and puts sub-stantial funding behind its mission in the form of grant awards to artists and orga-nizations throughout the county. Last year, the Cultural Council awarded 75 cultural art grants to organization and individual artists totaling $2.6 mil-lion. Local grantees include MacAr-thur Beach State Park, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, among others. The financial support for the councils operations and grants programs comes from public and private sources, including the county bed and ad valorem taxes, license plate revenue, corporate funding and contri-butions from individual donors. In hard times, the funding default is that spending on the cultural arts is a luxury we cant afford. Yet the council estimates the economic impact of art and cultural pro-grams in PBC is a quarter of a bil-lion dollars annually. That is a hefty return on investment and a strong argument for sustaining and growing public and private sources of cultur-al arts funding. More than a decade ago, John Howkins argued in his book, The Creative Economy,Ž that creative people, industries and places open the doors to new economic opportunities. He is more than a little bit right. The council estimates in its most recent annual report that arts and cul-tural activities, organizations and their audiences generate nearly 6,000 full-time equivalent jobs and $135 million in household income in Palm Beach Coun-ty. In hard times, we should instead be thinking we cant afford to be without the work of art in our communities. Q „ Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian and a past president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Her professional career spans more than twenty-five years in the charitable sector, leading major philanthropic institutions in the South and rural Appalachia. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. Email her at and follow Lilly on Twitter @ llilly15. b r h a s e leslie


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Said Mr. Riese, (M)any people dont know that water is just as impor-tant to the entire dining experience (as, say, a good wine).Ž Mr. Riese has been certified as a water sommelier by the German Mineral Water Association. Q The continuing crisisQ A security lab, delivering a report to the makers of software for a luxury Japanese toilet, warned that a flaw in their Android program renders the toi-let hackable „ even while a user sits on it. The Satis (which retails for the equivalent of about $5,600) includes automatic flushing, bidet spray, fra-grance-spritzing, and music, according to an August BBC News report, and is controllable by a My SatisŽ cell phone app. However, the PIN to operate the app is unalterably 0000,Ž which means that a prankster with the app could cre-ate some very uncomfortable mischief in a public restroom. Q The CEO of Christian Schools Australia told the Australian Associated Press in June that Caloundra Christian College in Queensland teaches a range of creative sexual health messages and offered the schools recent student pam-phlet, 101 Things to Do Instead of Doing It,Ž as evidence. Recommended substitutes: Pretend youre 6 again,Ž Have a water fight,Ž Blow bubbles in the park,Ž and Have a burping contest.Ž Q According to their study in July in the Royal Society of Biology Let-ters, researchers from the University of Florida and Boise State somehow have learned that the hawkmoth evolved to avoid predator bats by jamming bats signature radar-like hunting technique called echolocation. A co-author told that the hawkmoth confusesŽ the bats by emit-ting sonic pulses from its genitals. Q Immediately following Judge John Hurleys having reduced her bond from $76,000 to $10,000 on drug trafficking charges in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom, Felicia Underwood, 38, asked, You cant make it a little lower, hon?Ž According to a South Florida Sun-Sentinel report, Judge Hurley was momentarily taken aback, asking: Did she just refer to the court as honey?Ž Oh, well ...Ž (He kept the bond at $10,000.) Q British birdwatchers were especially excited by news earlier this year that a rare white-throated needletail (the worlds fastest flying bird) had been spotted on the UKs Isles of Har-ris „ only the eighth such sighting in Britain in 170 years „ and ornithologists arranged for an expedition that attract-ed birdwatchers from around the world. A June report in the Daily Telegraph noted that about 80 people were on the scene when the bird appeared again, but then had to watch it fly straight toward the blades of a wind turbine. (As the event might be described by Monty Python, the bird thus joined the choir invisible, left this mortal coil, became an ex-White-throated Needletail.) Q Bright ideas Q Manayunk Cleaners in Philadelphia has been testing delivery of customers clothing via its own drone (a convert-ed four-blade DJI Phantom quadcopter originally used for aerial photography), guided by GPS. Said one bemused cus-tomer, I was wondering what the hell that was, to be honest.Ž So far, the payload is limited to a shirt or towel, to be picked off the hovering aircraft by the customer, but owner Harout Vartanian hopes to buy a bigger drone soon. Agence France-Presse news service reported an even bolder drone program in August: deliver-ing beer to music festival-goers in South Africa. The director of the Oppikoppi festival in Limpopo province attested to the drones success. A reveler places an order by cell phone, which marks the location, and the drone is dispatched to lower the beer by parachute „ usually in the midst of a cheering crowd. Q Contrary to popular wisdom, cows do not sleep standing up, but actually spend 12-14 hours a day lying down, even though their shape makes the posi-tion uncomfortable. Conscientious dairy farmers use beds of sand to adapt to the cows contour, and since the late 1990s, a Wisconsin firm (Advanced Comfort Technology) has marketed $200 cow waterbeds, which are even more flex-ible. Waterbeds may be superior, also, because they are built with an extra chamber that makes it easier for the cow to lower herself safely. 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A16 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY linda Sheila Glass agonized in her car for as long as she could. She had been told that several prospective employers might be at this event. Convinced that she was in a dead-end job, she had promised herself she would attend this meeting. But now, she couldnt bring herself to walk into the restaurant. Sheila refers to herself as painfully shy and believes that she always sabotages herself in an interview. She worries that she will blush and stammer, presenting herself as awkward and tongue-tied. Sheila knows that her insecurities hamper her social life as well. She admits that she is lonely and would love to have close friends, but the prospect of socializing to meet new people terrifies her. In social situations, she cant think of a single interesting or witty thing to say and too often retreats to the ladies room to calm down. The irony is that Sheila is one of the most attractive, intelligent and capable people that I know. There isnt a thing in the world that she wouldnt do to make everyone elses life easier, but when it comes to her own happiness she falls short. That evening in the parking lot was a turning point. She was so distressed and angry with herself that she was prepared to finally take some dramatic steps to turn her life around. She was not going to live the rest of her life being so unhappy. For some people, social anxiety can become a very stressful, painful, and, at times, even disabling problem that haunts them their entire life. The discomfort is hampered further by the ongoing feelings of worry and the dread of anticipating embarrassments and catastrophes that may or may not even happen. Oftentimes, those suffering from social anxiety have a belief system comprised of negative thoughts and irrational beliefs that catapult them to a frightened place that intensifies their worry. They believe that others will evaluate them in a negative way. They may even feel shame that they do not measure up to others standards. Although more severe situations may require professional intervention, there are very effective steps a person can take to master these insecurities and to embark on a path of becoming more self-assured. In Sheilas case, she was willing to make changes and push through her discomfort with gradual, planned steps. Sheila committed to identifying the negative thoughts that automatically come to her in stressful situations. For example, Sheila might talk herself out of attending a party because she could ruminate and say the following: I wont have anything to say. Ill look like a jerk and humiliate myself by saying something stupid.Ž Next, she began to challenge the validity of her anticipated missteps, and to remind herself that it is NOT inevitable that shell embarrass herself. In fact, it is quite possible that if she tries to be friendly, others might truly enjoy her company. Shy people who are motivated to become more outgoing can teach themselves to gradually face their fears in small increments. Sheila agreed that she would initiate a brief interaction daily with a stranger in a store. She might ask a clerk where something is or make a brief comment to the person waiting on line behind her. (She used good judgment to not put herself in risky or inappropriate situations.) She increased her efforts over time, and discovered that she could transfer this newly learned comfort to starting friendly conversations with co-workers. I often encourage people who worry that they will embarrass themselves by not knowing what to say in social situations to do some preparatory homework. I advise them to jot down a few topics of interest from the news or People magazine; and put that piece of paper in their pocket. When theres a lull in the conversation at a party, they can practice saying: Can you believe what happened today? I heard on the radio thatƒƒƒƒƒ.Ž When a person prepares ahead, they can enter a room with the security that they will have something of interest to talk about and become more confident to actually INITIATE a conversation. Q „ Linda Lipshutz, LCSW, ACSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. She can be reached in her Palm Beach Gardens office at 6302827, or online at www. palmbeachfamilytherapy. com. „ This column first ran in March 2011. HEALTHY LIVINGBuilding confidence is key in overcoming social anxiety m m a nd e m to s their w i ll Th ey o not n s n tion, e rson t ies m ing e, she d h g themselves to I o f ten e n t h at t h ey w b y not k n o situations t h omewor k f ew to pi cs People ma g paper in t h l u ll in t h e c can pr acti c w h at h app ra d io t h at ƒ prepares a h wit h t h e s e something become m INI T Scan predicts whether therapy or meds will best lift depression SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Scans of brain activity predicted whether depressed patients would best achieve remission with an antidepressant medication or psychotherapy, in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Our goal is to develop reliable biomarkers that match an individual patient to the treatment option most likely to be suc-cessful, while also avoiding those that will be ineffective,Ž explained Helen Mayberg, M.D., of Emory University, Atlanta, a grant-ee of the NIHs National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Mayberg and c olleagues report on their findings appearing in a recent issue of JAMA Psychiatry. For the treatment of mental disorders, brain imaging remains primarily a research tool, yet these results demon-strate how it may be on the cusp of aiding in clinical decision-making,Ž said NIMH Director Thomas R. Insel, M.D. Currently, determining whether a particular patient with depression would best respond to psychotherapy or medi-cation is based on trial and error. In the absence of any objective guidance that could predict improvement, clinicians typically try a treatment that they, or the patient, prefer for a month or two to see if it works. Consequently, only about 40 percent of patients achieve remission following initial treatment. This is costly in terms of human suffering as well as health care spending. Dr. Maybergs team hoped to identify a biomarker that could predict which type of treatment a patient would benefit from based on the state of his or her brain. Using a positron emission tomogra-phy, or PET, scanner they imaged pre-treatment resting brain activity in 63 depressed patients. PET pinpoints what parts of the brain are active at any given moment by tracing the destinations of a radioactively-tagged form of glucose, the sugar that fuels its metabolism. They compared brain circuit activity of patients who achieved remission following treatment with those who did not improve. Activity in one specific brain area emerged as a pivotal predictor of out-comes from two standard forms of depression treatment: cognitive behav-ior therapy or escitalopram, a serotonin specific reuptake inhibitor antidepres-sant. If a patients pre-treatment resting brain activity was low in the front part of an area called the insula, on the right side of the brain, it sig-naled a significantly higher likelihood of remission with CBT and a poor response to escitalopram. Con-versely, hyperactivity in the insula predicted remission with esci-talopram and a poor response to CBT. Among several sites of brain activity related to outcome, activity in the anterior insula best predicted response and non-response to both treatments. The anterior insula is known to be important in regulating emotion-al states, self-aware-ness, decision-making and other thinking tasks. Changes in insu-la activity have been observed in studies of various depression treatments, including medication, mind-fulness training, vagal nerve stimulation and deep brain stimulation. If these findings are confirmed in follow-up replication studies, scans of anterior insula activity could become clinically useful to guide more effective initial treatment decisions, offering a first step towards personalized medi-cine measures in the treatment of major depressionŽ said Dr. Mayberg. Q


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A18 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYLeslie Lilly has been named to the board of directors of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation for the Everglades & Florida Environmental Institute, announced Marshall president Nancy Marshall. Ms. Lilly writes a regular column on philanthropy for Florida Weekly, and her professional career spans more than 25 years in the charitable sector. She most recently spent seven years at The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, serving the last three as president and CEO. Ms. Lilly also spent eight years as founding presi-dent and CEO of The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, four years as Execu-tive vice president COO of the Founda-tion for the Mid-South, and five years as director of community development and human resources for the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center. A member of Leadership Palm Beach, Class of 2009, Ms. Lilly also serves as a board member for the Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park and is a former chair of the Florida Philanthropic Network. Leslie has been a lifelong friend of the environment, and as a native Florid-ian, she has a passion for the Everglades that is a perfect match for the Marshall Foundation,Ž said Ms. Marshall, in a prepared statement. As she recently declared in her Florida Weekly column, A successful organization must often sustain its effort many years beyond the leaders that found or relay its mission forward. We are very excited about having Leslie Lilly join our team and help us to ignite our vision that every-one can be an environmental steward.Ž Based in Palm Beach County, the Marshall Foundation champions the restoration and preservation of the greater Everglades ecosystem through science-based education and outreach programs. Annually, more than 25,000 elementary and high school students in Palm Beach County actively participate in the Marshall Foundations various education programs. Founded in 1998, the nonprofit organization has in recent years awarded more than $450,000 in scholarships and internships, planted nearly 100,000 native Florida trees in wetland areas, and involved more than 5,000 volun-teers in hands-on restoration projects. For more information about the Mar-shall Foundation, call 233-9004 or see Q Its another record-breaking year for sea turtle nesting in P alm B each County. MacArthur Beach State Park reported 1,173 green sea turtle nests as of Aug. 14, breaking the previous record of 926 nests set in 2007. According to a pre-pared statement, the total sea turtle nesting season record has been surpassed with 2,333 nests, breaking the previous record also set in 2007 of 2,142 nests. Also contributing to the count were 1,133 loggerhead sea turtle nests and 27 leather-back nests. As of Aug. 15, Loggerhead Marinelife Center report-ed 6,307 loggerhead nests, 2,959 green turtle nests, and 100 leatherback nests. The Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter research teams monitor 9.8 miles of beach from Juno Beach to Tequesta. Gumbo Limbo had 818 loggerhead nests, 298 green turtle nests, 12 leather-back nests and one hawks-bill nest as of Aug. 15. The Gumbo Limbo Nature Cen-ter collects its data along a five-mile stretch of beach in Boca Raton. Sea turtle nesting runs annually March through October. Every morning at MacArthur Beach State Park dedicated Park rangers and volunteers survey the beach to track and record the number of turtles that come ashore overnight. This year, in addition to the daily surveys, Park staff organized the inaugural Citizen Science Program called Leatherback Sea Turtle Nest Excavation. This involved a group of 20 citizen scientist volunteers who worked alongside MacArthur Beach State Park staff to excavate eight leatherback nests. Following the Florida Fish and Wild-life Conservation Commissions (FWC) strict regulations and protocols on egg excavation, the citizen scientists hand dug into the nests until they reached the clutch. Once reached, they sorted the eggs into various groups determin-ing nest productivity and hatchling success. As a result it is estimated there were 2,045 leatherback eggs laid on MacArthur Beach with 817 hatchlings produced. Our inaugural Citizen Science Project was a huge success,Ž says Ranger Scott Duncan, in the statement mostly because of such passion-ate and dedicated volun-teers! We hope to expand this excavation project in the future and also the Citizen Science Program to include other projects.Ž MacArthur Beach State Park will be looking for more scientists for addi-tional projects throughout the year including build-ing a species inventory of the Parks plants and ani-mals and a bird BioBlitz. If you are interested, check for upcoming projects. Q A march and peace rally to commemor at e the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Martin Luther King Memorial on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach. Participants are asked to gather between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Northwood Road and Broadway. The group will walk to the MLK Memorial on Flagler Driver. Keynote speaker will be Henry Crespo, senior president of the Florida Democratic Black Caucus. The event is being hosted by Debbie Cohn, who will perform with her band, Uhuru Baba and Motown in Motion. Ms. Cohn will debut her Nelson Man-dela tribute song, The Dream Might Have Died.Ž Participating organizations are the Martin Luther King Coordinating Com-mittee, Together We Stand Democrat-ic Club, Palm Beach County Chapter of Florida Democratic Black Caucus, AWAKE, Occupy PBC,, and the NAACP. For additional information, call Ms. Cohn at 223-0318, or Lynne L Hubbard, 598-0514. 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A20 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY PALM BEACH The Groove Merchant Band plays a free concert at Downtown a 1 2 5 6 “Like” us on to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaw1. Lisa Morrison and Nick Morrison2. Ionara Avile, Elizabeth Ogg and Vicki Hallman3. Jaime Peters and Anna Porter4. Mre Green and Diana Martin5. Jesse Britt and Kylie Britt6. Allen Martinke, Jeff Cha n, Tony Martin,7. Elizabeth Ogg, Jeff Ogg and Chris Hallman8. Marc Ehrich and Arianne9. Jennifer Bavaro and Ava Bavaro 9


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 NEWS A21 Bring the kiddies to Downtown for a free, special morning out on the last Wednesday of the month for active learning and creative play at all your favorite stores! This monthÂ’s theme is Learning is Fun Special offers, ride the Downtown Carousel and Downtown Express, arts & crafts, entertainment, prizes and more! Sponsored by: EACH SOCIETY ys a free concert at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens 3 4 7 8 and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.JOHN SESSA/FLORIDA WEEKLY Lisa Morrison and Nick Morrison Elizabeth Ogg and Vicki Hallman y Martin, Bill Alexander and Noelle Kujala Jeff Ogg and Chris Hallman aro


A22 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY LISBURN available throughANDERSON’S CLASSIC HARDWARE Fine Decorative Hardware and Plumbing Fixtures for the Discriminating Homeowner Since 19356RXWK2OLYH$YHQXH‡:HVW3DOP%HDFK)/ ‡ID[‡ZZZDQGHUVRQVKDUGZDUHFR P Granite Telecommunications gives $6,219 to The Lord’s Place SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Lords Place recently received a donation of $6,219 from Granite Telecom-munications. The funds were raised from donations made by employees during two dress downŽ days, the company said in a prepared release. Granite Telecommunications is a telecommunications solutions provider for businesses across the United States and Canada. It recently expanded its opera-tions in Palm Beach County and opened a West Palm Beach sales office, where its services include telecommunications, data, networking and other communications and alarm services. The new office will accommodate a sales force more than four times the size of the organizations former sales office in the state, which was located in Boynton Beach.Granite Telecommunications Regional Manager Greg Giambalvo said he was pleased to support a cause as worthy as the mission of The Lords Place to help the homeless as one demonstration of the com-panys commitment to the community. The Lords Place CEO Diana Stanley accepted the donation and said she was especially pleased that the donation came directly from employees to help the homeless. The company is headquartered in Quincy, Mass. Mr. Giambalvo was joined by Michael Bischoff in presenting the latest donation to The Lords Place. For more information on The Lords Place, call 494-0125, or see For more information on Granite Telecommunications, see Q All-cash real estate deals portend bad news for the long-termTrends in real estate are important to the entirety of the U.S. and particularly important to Florida, as its economy is highly real estate dependent. Some new real estate trends are emerging that might impact the future values of Florida real estate and the selling strate-gies of our states real estate agents. First, foreign buyers remain a critical component of demand for Florida real estate. Nationally, foreigners continue to buy properties at close to over 150 percent of the average sales price for a U.S. home. This premium to average sales price is even greater in Florida. Second, there is a decided shift by homebuyers away from using a mortgage for partial financing. Instead, since the great recession, there has been a surge in all cashŽ home purchases, meaning that mortgage financing is not used. There are two different studies supporting these findings. The National Association of Realtors report from June 24, which covered the 12-month period ending March 2013, points out the importance of interna-tional buyers to the residential real estate market. ƒInternational business activity within the U.S. for the 12 months ending March 2013 showed that total interna-tional sales were $68.2 billionƒ.Ž True, this $68 billion in sales represents a mere 5 percent of the entire U.S. residential home sales but, in states such as Florida, California and Arizona, the international buyer is significantly more important to overall residential housing supply and demand. The NARs Profile of International Home Buyers in Florida from 2012 further states: Approximately 19 percent of total Florida residential sales ƒ are estimated to have been to non-resident foreigners in the 12 months ending June 2012.Ž All cashŽ purchases by international buy-ers were 82 percent of the value of their purchases. The average price of their home was greater than 150 percent of the median Florida home price. Who within the international community did all the Florida buying? Of the $10 billion purchased, Canadians bought 31 percent; Brazilians 9 percent; Venezu-elans 7 percent; Argentinians 5 percent; and UK 5 percent. These allocations differ greatly from Californias international buyers metrics as the Chinese have been big buyers in the west coast in recent years. CNN Money attributes this to a special U.S. immigration program. Many Chinese buy homes through the U.S. governments EB-5 Immigrant Investor program, which is considered a fast-track to getting a green card. To qualify, foreigners must invest at least $500,000 in a business that provides or preserves 10 jobs. This could be a home that is part of a bigger business project, such as a condo complex. Nearly 80 percent of all EB-5 visas went to Chi-nese nationals in 2012, according to the government.Ž If countries in Latin America and Southeast Asia continue to grow at sub-stantially greater rates than that of the U.S., then it would be logical to expect continued foreign demand. Now, if only somehow Floridas real estate agents could convince the Chinese that Florida is a better land of green card opportunity than California. Another important real estate research report was recently released by Goldman Sachs. The all cashŽ share of the home purchase market has doubled over the past seven years and ƒ.around 44 cents of every $1 of homes sold currently is being financed, compared to 67 cents before the crisisŽ The shift to all cashŽ purchases might not impact the higher-end cities and their higher-end properties, but it does not portend well for the overall real estate market. In the long run, the market needs breath of buyer types and certainly the middle class buyer who typically finances a mortgage. Further, it is not a positive picture for mortgage originators as they are experi-encing much lower mortgage application volume. According to The Wall Street Journals review of the Goldman Sachs report, Purchase-mortgage origination volumes have fallen from around $1.5 trillion in 2005, when the housing market peaked, to around $500 billion in each of the last two years.Ž So, when you are considering the statistics being released for the country on real estate trends, remember that Florida leads the pack in terms of dependency on foreign buyers. The statistics are dispro-portionately weighted toward all cashŽ purchasers. Further, real estate agents not currently interfacing with foreign buyers might consider a strategy to court foreign buyers. Q „ Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. Find her on Facebook at Jeannette Showalter, CFA. M t t 5 h C b jeannette SHOWALTER CFA showalter@ww fsyst MONEY & INVESTINGTop destinations for foreign real estate buyers Q Canada 23% Q China 12% Q Mexico 8% Q India 5% Q UK 5% Q Germany 3% Q Argentinia 3% Q Israel 2% Q Australia 2% Q Korea 2% Q Brazil 2% Q France 2% Q V enezuela 2% Q Russia 2%— National Association of Realtors facebook promotion Submit a photo in our contest tab of your lovable canine or canines sitting on your front porch, stoop or lanai to palmbeachgardens floridaweekly (Check out Nancy Stetsons feature story, Porch Dogs,Ž in the Aug. 7-8 edition of Florida Weekly for some ideas.) We all love dogs! So with Dog Days of Summer upon us, why not share with our readers a photo of your lovable pooch (or pooches). 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BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY PALM BEACH COUNTY COMMERCE WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 A23 Extraordinary Charities Inc., a local non-profit organization that publishes A Directory for Charitable Giving,Ž spotlighting outstanding and under-funded charities in Palm Beach County, received a Charlie Award from the Florida Magazine Association. The first edition of the directory profiled 51 smaller but worthwhile local non-profit organizations in five different categories: culture, educa-tion, human services, international and nature/environment/animals. More than 13,000 copies of the fourcolor publication were circulated throughout the local philanthropic community last December, raising more than $100,000 in direct donations so far, according to a prepared state-ment from the organization. At FMAs 60th annual Publishing Conference, the directory won the gold award for Best Custom Magazine for an Association/Trade-Technical. The first edition of the directory was designed and published by Robert S.C. Kirschner and Passport Publications & Media Corporation in West Palm Beach. Recognizing achievements by Florida magazines since 1957, FMAs annual Charlie Awards competition crowns publishers, writers, editors, artists, photographers, printers, marketers and others as the best among their peers in scores of categories. Juried by recognized out-of-state magazine and newspaper profession-als, and college journalism professors, hundreds of entries vie for first, sec-ond and third place awards „ Charlie, Silver and Bronze. We are excited to receive this prestigious award,Ž Beverlee Miller Raymond, co-founder of Extraordinary Charities, said in the statement. The honor truly goes to the 51 deserving charities featured in A Directory for Charitable Giving „ all of them pas-sionately believing in their individual cause and each one making a differ-ence in our community.Ž For more information about Extraordinary Charities Inc., which will pub-lish an expanded edition of A Direc-tory for Charitable GivingŽ later this year, see Founded in 1953, the Florida Magazine Association Inc. is the largest state association of magazines, with more than 200 print and digital magazine members. Q Extraordinary Charities receives Charlie Award from Florida Magazine Association SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________Consumers who dont haggle are leaving money on the table. A new nation-ally representative survey of 2,000 Americans by Consumer Reports found that just 48 percent of shoppers tried bargaining for a better deal on every-day goods and services during the past three years, down from 61 percent in 2007. And most of those who bothered to negotiate received a discount at least once during that period. The full report on haggling is available in the August 2013 issue of Con-sumer Reports and online at Dont expect your doctor, bank, or local appliance store to cut you a break simply because you have a nice face and smile. It takes moxie and self-confidence,Ž said Tod Marks, senior projects editor at Consumer Reports. Having the guts to ask for a discount can result in hundreds of dollars in savings.Ž When it comes to haggling, nothing is off limits. But those who dont take the risk, lose. In the survey, 35 percent of respondents said they wont bargain, period. Men are more likely to haggle than women „ 20 percent of women said that it makes them uncomfortable. But both genders were equally success-ful when they tried. Younger consum-ers, those 18 to 29, tend to enjoy the practice more than those over 60, who were particularly turned off by it. Shoppers achieved the highest success haggling over the price of collect-ibles or antiques, furniture and appli-ances according to Consumer Reports survey. Schmoozing with a salesperson was the favorite tactic for haggling over collectibles and antiques, where those who negotiated saved $100 on aver-age. Those who haggled over furniture and questioned a health-related charge saved an average of $300; those who bargained on washers, dryers, refrigera-tors, and the like, saved $200, on aver-age. The survey also found that those who were successful at challenging the cost of a cell-phone plan averaged savings of $80.Six haggling do’sSavvy negotiators know that politeness, friendliness and a smile are harder to resist than tough talk. The following tips might help you get to yes: 1. Give sellers a reason to negotiate. Loyal customers should remind their merchant or service provider of their repeated business. Offering dis-counts on products or services is a small price to pay to keep customers coming back. 2. Ask open-ended questions. Retailers are more likely to turn down a customer who asks questions that can be answered with a simple yes or no. Instead of asking for a specific dollar-amount or percentage off an item, ask what they are willing to offer as a dis-count. 3. Decide on a fair price. Research the cost of any product before buying. Print out or take screen shots of web-site pages or written quotes from com-petitors. Fifty-seven percent of survey respondents told the salesperson theyd check competitors prices. Call the store to confirm that it will match a lower price. Ask about a refund of the differ-ence if theres a price-drop within a rea-sonable period of time. If a discount on the item is out of the question, ask for free shipping, delivery, or installation. 4. Seek a discount for cash. Offering to pay with paper instead of plastic eliminates transaction fees sellers are required to pay to credit-card compa-nies. 5. Find flaws. Retailers are likely to offer discounts on products with cosmetic blemishes or slight defects such as clothing with snags, smudges or stains, and appliances or electron-ics with dings or scratches. Its gener-ally easier to negotiate such deals with independent stores than with chains and for private-label products than for big brands because sellers cant return flawed products to their makers for credit. 6. Be willing to walk away. Its expensive for stores to attract new cus-tomers, so theyre often willing to work hard to retain their existing ones. But consumers who dont think theyre get-ting a good deal should go elsewhere and try to negotiate a better bargain. Consumer Reports is the worlds largest independent product-testing organi-zation. Using its more than 50 labs, auto test center, and survey research center, the nonprofit rates thousands of prod-ucts and services annually. Q Consumers who haggle save money


A24 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY PALM BEACH SOCIETY World’s longest ice cream sundae created at PGA National Resort and Spa, benefiting the Children’s AllianceLikeŽ us on to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” SESSA/FLORIDA WEEKLY 1 Elizabeth Boxold and Victoria Boxold 2 Anna Spivey, Tracy Quinn and Reese Quinn 3 Billy Estis and Leah Gensman 4. Briggs McEnroe and Sharron McEnroe 5. Raquel Mcinnis and Julia Kirschenbaum 6. Brennan Sims and Cillian Sims 7. Carter Bove and Samantha Throckmorton 8. Lisa Barron, Kim Barron and Lezley Carr 9. Anna Spivey, Tracy Quinn and Reese Quinn 10. David Elford and Carson Elford 11. John Macveigh12. Drew Politziner and Steve Politziner 13. Cole Harker, Rylee Harker and Christine Harker 14. Jason Lyons, Summer Lyons, Julie Lyons and Jason Lyons 15. Holly Swann, Tony Swann, Austin Swann and Annabella Swann 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15


A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 A25 FLORIDA WEEKLY Gorgeous home in Islands of JupiterCOURTESY PHOTOS SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThis gorgeous riverfront estate is situated on a corner lot in the exclu-sive Islands of Jupiter. A boat ride is minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. This home at 18769 SE Windward Island Lane in Jupiter was custom built in 2004 and features everything you could hope for. It features five bedrooms, 5.1 bathrooms, with 5,135 square feet of living space and a three-car garage. A chefs kitchen is newly remodeled and includes Viking and Subzero appli-ances, a bi-fuel st ove, two ov ens and a large center island. Tinted hurricane impact windows are featured through-out the home. This gorgeous piece of property is approximately 123 x 150 feet with 132 feet of water frontage on the Loxahatchee River. A boat of up to 40 feet is accommodated. Fite Shavell & Associates lists the home at $1,975,000. The agent is Susan DeSantis, 561-301-4888, Q


A26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYIce stands stood to add flair to dinner tablesA Minton majolica centerpiece was auctioned in May 2013 as an ice stand.Ž Minton & Polson was established in 1793 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. The company started mak-ing majolica in about 1850. Some of these early pieces, marked Minton,Ž inspired majolica made after 1873, when the company often used the mark Min-tons.Ž Ice stands were pictured in the companys 1851 catalog. They were tall pieces meant to be used as spectacular centerpieces on a dining table. Each was a tall pedestal with a vase or dish-shaped piece at the top, a large stemŽ and a group of small bowls or plates surrounding the pedestal, sometimes at two levels. The stands held ice or ice shavings and sauces for dessert. But as one expert has said, they were more ornamental than functional.Ž An 1865 Minton ice stand decorated with stag heads, wolves and pine cones sold for $8,610 at a May 2013 Neal auction in New Orleans. Q: For years my family has owned an antique spool bed (the kind with spool-turned head and foot boards). Everyone always called it a Jenny Lind bed.Ž Please tell me why. A: Jenny Lind ( 1820-1 887) was a world-famous opera singer known as the Swedish Nightingale.Ž She became a huge celebrity in the United States when she toured here in 1850-52 at the invitation of P.T. Barnum, a master promoter. American advertisers used her to promote everything from hats and gloves to pianos and beds. Ms. Lind is said to have slept in a spool-turned bed while on the tour „ so furni-ture makers started calling the popular style a Jenny Lind bed.Ž The style still is often advertised that way. Q: My father-inlaw died in 1962 and left a bottle of Chi-vas Regal 12 Year Old blend. It has never been opened and has all the stamps required at the time. Does it have any value other than the normal price today? A: James and John Chivas began making blended whiskey in Aberdeen, Scotland, in the mid-19th century. The Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Blend was introduced in 1938. The Chivas Regal brand was bought by Pernod Ricard, a French group, in 2001. Full bottles of liquor should be kept in a cool, dark place, but even with proper storage, the liquor may deteriorate after a few years. Full bottles cant be sold privately in some states. You could open the bottle and drink the whiskey, although if it was stored in a hot or sunny place, the taste may have changed. Modern liquor bottles have very little resale value. Q: I have a hanging scale marked Patented Aug. 19, 1884, makers of bal-ances and scales of every description, John Chatillon & Sons, New York.Ž It also reads Butch-ers scale,Ž and has numbers from zero to nine on the dial. Can you give me any information about this? A: John Chatillon & Sons was founded in New York City in 1835. The com-pany made spring balances for butch-ers. By 1883 it was making balances, scales, cutlery and other goods. The Chatillon brand is now owned by Ametek, Inc., based in Berwyn, Pa. It still makes springs and scales, as well as other force-measuring instruments for industry. Value of your scale is about $50 to $75. Q: In late 1982, my husband bought a small Timex personal computer for $105 (including taxes). We still have the com-puter, without its box, and the original receipt. He used it exactly once. Should I keep it or toss it? A: You have a Timex Sinclair 1000Ž computer. It was the first computer pro-duced by Timex Sinclair, a joint venture of Timex Corp., a U.S. company, and Sinclair Research of England. The com-puter was sold as the first computer under $100.Ž Timex lost out to competi-tors like Commodore, Atari and Apple, and dropped out of the computer mar-ket in early 1984. Timex Sinclair 1000s frequently are offered for sale online. Prices range from about $40 to well over $200. So, rather than tossing the com-puter, you might want to recoup some of your money by selling it. You can learn more about Timex Sinclair computers at, a site dedicated to obsolete technology. Tip: Never wrap your painting in bubble wrap so that the wrap touches the painted surface. In time, the plastic will leave marks. Q „ Terry Kovel answers as many questions as possible through the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of any photograph, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The volume of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. KOVEL: ANTIQUES t a w i m p f terry Why an ice stand would be decorated with stag heads and wolves is a mystery, but this 14-inch-high piece of majolica, used to serve dessert, sold for $8,610 at Neal Auction Co. in New Orleans. A wine collection nearly kills the deal on a $6.75 million home I was at a photo shoot recently at a gorgeous new home I just listed in Breakers West. My client and I were talking about the good experience she had when she and her husband pur-chased the home. The discussion led into what we all refer to as deal break-ers.Ž For each buyer and seller, this can mean something different. Most of the time it involves price, but beyond price there are many other deal breakers that happen in real estate, and one never knows what it will be until it is expe-rienced. Talking about this with my client reminded me of a sale I had last year in one of the prestigious golf course com-munities. The home was listed at $6.75 million and I showed it to a lovely cou-ple coming from Europe. They made an offer on the home, but wanted every-thing to remain just as they viewed it; this would allow them to have the home completely turnkey when they moved in. The list price did not include the furnishings or any personal items, but the buyer was interested in all the furnishings and personal items. This included all the electronics, sheets, sil-verware, dishes, towels, toiletries and artwork (even picture frames). Typi-cally these items are not included in a home sale even if the home is sold furnished. However, as we all know EVERYTHING is negotiable. After receiving the offer and taking an inventory list of the personal items, the seller made a counter offer and the buyer accepted. There was one stipulation, though. Before signing the contract, the buyer took another walk through the house and reviewed the inventory list. He discovered that the wine cellar had large amounts of very expensive and valuable wine. He took his time to pull out the wine bottles, inspect the bottles and count the exact number of bottles in the cellar. Previ-ously, this was not something that was going to be included in the sale of the home, but now that he had taken more notice to it, he insisted on having the wine. My sellers had no intention of leaving their wine collection at the home. They had collected it from various places around the world including vaca-tion destinations, gifts and auctions. They decided to part with some of it. They wanted to show some generosity and good faith that they were willing to work with the buyer. I happily con-tacted the buyers broker to let them know that the sellers were willing to leave a portion of the wine and I was sure that would get the contract signed. The broker felt the same and told me he would contact me as soon as he had everything signed. About an hour later, I received a call from the broker. The buyer said if he could not have all the wine then it was a deal breaker.Ž The buyer felt that if he was paying close to the asking price of $6.75 million, then the wine should be included. Again I called my seller. I was pleasantly surprised when I hung up the phone with my sellers. It turns out in this case, my sellers decided that they would agree. Since it was August and the buyer was will-ing to close in 30 days, the wine would have had to have been shipped to my sellers home in New England. Because the weather was so hot, there would be a good chance that the wine would have spoiled in transit to their residence. This worked out very well in the end. If the sale happened in the fall or winter, shipping wouldnt have been an issue and my sellers wouldnt have been so agreeable. I am telling the short version of this experience, but it did go back and forth for four or five days before all the details were ironed out. The inventory list of the home was pages long and albums of photos, but the deal breaker was the wine! My client had a similar story yesterday but she was the buyer. She ended up taking everything out of the house that she absolutely cannot part with when we listed it because she had expe-rienced this herself during the buying process. It was a great idea on her part to be proactive with it and I look for-ward to having a successful sale on her home knowing nothing in the home will be a deal breakerŽ! Q „ Heather Purucker Bretzlaff is a broker and Realtor Associate at Fite Shavell & Associates. She can be reached at 7226136, or at hbretzlaff@ heather PURUCKER BRETZLAFF


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The award was presented during the state associations annual Conven-tion & Trade expo at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando. Im speechless, which as most of you know, isnt usual for me,Ž said she said upon accepting the award. This is the greatest honor Ive ever achieved, and without all of you, it never would have happened. It has been my honor to serve this Realtor organization.Ž Florida Realtors has presented the Realtor of the Year award for more than 50 years. Winners are honored as the greatest individual lifetime contributors to their local Realtor association, state association and the National Association of Realtors. On the local level, Ms. Fitzgerald has served on many committees and projects for her Realtor organization, the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors. She began her career more than 30 years ago. With the Florida Realtors, she chaired the Realtor Image Task Force that produced the Florida Realtors Scholarship Essay Contest. She has served Florida Realtors as District 3 vice president, secretary, vice presi-dent, president-elect and, and in 2011, as Florida Realtors president. Her commitment to the real estate profession extends to the national level. While serving on its Commu-nications Committee for seven years, including as vice chair and chair, she was instrumental in the development of the NAR ad campaigns. As a local Realtor, Ms. Fitzgerald has volunteered hundreds of hours to such causes as Wounded Warriors project, Paws for Patriots program, Habitat for Humanity, the North County Entertainment Council, and she has raised money for R .O.C.K. Camp, a local camp for children with cancer. She also was involved in the Parade of Neighborhoods, an affordable home project that makes the Ameri-can Dream of homeownership a real-ity for the underprivileged. Working with the town of Jupiter, that project earned JTHS the NAR Ambassadors for Cities AwardŽ in 2009. She also served as president to the Executive Women of the Palm Beach-es in 2007-2008 and is a graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County. Q Fitzgerald Lang Realty has sold more homesover $400,000 inPalm Beach Countyover the past 5years than anyother real estatecompany.Jupi te r 601 Heritage Drive, Suite 152 Jupiter, FL 33458 (561) 623-1238 Palm Be a c h G ard e n s 6271 PGA Blvd., Suite 200 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 (561) 209-7900 W est Palm Be a c h 222 Lakeview Ave., Suite 166 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 340-1200 De lray Be a c h 900 E. 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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 A29 FLORIDA WEEKLY SEE HAMLET,Ž A38 X The Northern Palm Beach County arts scene dimmed a little at end of July as Atlantic Arts Theater rang down its final curtain. The 170-seat Jupiter theater and its accompanying arts school brought in thousands of people over its 13-year his-tory to see performances by everyone from nationally known comedians such as Bobby Collins to local students in dances, plays and musicals. And literally thousands of those students learn to act and dance in the school. Now the space, at West Indiantown Road and Central Boulevard, is empty. Jesse Furman is feeling the loss.Mr. Furman worked at Atlantic Arts for more than 10 years, most of them as managing director. Actor Frank Licari was the artistic director. It was great. I really enjoyed it. The area can be a cultural vacuum a times and I feel like we really provided an outlet for children and adults to experi-ence the arts, as well as learn the arts,Ž he said. And as much as he misses the regular paycheck, what he misses most is the day-to-day of being in a creative envi-ronment. Thats the sad part. The people are what make your job your job. You dont see those same people and parents every day,Ž he said. For that, he said he can thank the economy. We still had 400 students this past school year. Thats on the low end. I know the economy definitely had an impact over the last four or five years,Ž he said. We taught as many as 670, but that was back in 2007.Ž The dance program at Atlantic Arts Academy was impressive, said Andrew Kato, producing artistic director at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. The dance program was so strong, when I went to New York for auditions, I learned that many of the good dancers had trained there in our own backyard,Ž he said. The Maltz and the Atlantic Arts Theater had a symbiotic relationship.Show is over for Jupiter’s Atlantic Arts he journey from Elsinore Cas-tle to the Lighthouse ArtCenter will be a quick one as Maltz Jupiter Theatre teens stage Shakespeares HamletŽ in the round Aug. 24 at the Tequesta museum. The students, ages 11-19, are spending their summer at the Maltz participating in a free summer mentorship program called the Youth Artists Chair to produce the show. Under that program, they follow directors, lighting, set and costume designers, market-ing and public relations professionals and others to produce the show, which also has a student cast. Last year, students presented The Laramie Project,Ž and the year before, The Good Times are Killing Me.Ž Some of the cast and creative team of HamletŽ appeared in those productions of some pretty serious material.Maltz students find challenges and opportunities in producing “Hamlet”To be, or not to beBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” T COURTESY PHOTO Director Kiel Peterson, actor Matthew Pasz-kiet (portraying Hamlet) and producer Victoria Pavlock. SEE THEATER, A35 X SEE TIKI, A35 XIt is Palm Beach Countys home for baseball. But Roger Dean Stadium also celebrated beer this summer, as well as our great country. The summers Super 6 events, which kicked off the season with a Star Wars-themed night, offered an opportunity to mix Americas pastime with other fun themes. On Aug. 24, it takes on a tropical theme with Tiki Bash.Florida Weekly caught up with the stadiums general manager, Mike Bauer, to see whether the special events hit a home run with fans: Q: This is the last of your big events for this season. How would you categorize the season .... The response to the events. Has it been successful? Was there a highlight that comes to mind? A: Yes, this is our last Super 6 event of the season. The first five have been very successful and we are hoping that our Tiki Bash event will help us wrap up the 2013 baseball season in grand Island Style.Ž We are converting Roger Dean Stadium into an Island Oasis for the night. Not only will our fans receive a great base-ball game (Bradenton vs. Palm Beach at 6:35 p.m.), but they also will have a chance to listen to some of the best live island music in the area. The Floridian Band has agreed to perform after the game for us on the concourse, and will be playing a variety of steel drums, reggae and Jimmy Buf-fett-style music. We will also host a special VIP Area that includes an all-you-can-eat and drink buffet. Our chefs have a great island menu prepared and we will also have a variety of local vendors set up along the concourse. It should be a nice night to enjoy an evening of mar-garitas and cheeseburgers in paradise. Tiki Bash is being organized in conjunc-tion with Imparadise Productions. Q: Did the weather this year have much impact on the games, and the crowds? It seemed like there were more rain days than usual .... A: I learned long ago that you cannot get too frustrated with the weather. Sometimes it works in your favor and Tiki Bash comes up to bat at Roger Dean StadiumSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY BY SCOTT


SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSThat past life can be sadly painful to let goBefore A&E brought us HoardersŽ and hoarding became a national buzzword, feng shui introduced us to declutt ering. Feng shui had its modern heyday in the early 2000s. Everyone seemed to be buying bagua mirrors and rearranging the living room furniture. Stores did a brisk trade in pan-Asian trinkets as cus-tomers snapped up peonies for l ove and koi for luck. For all its wackiness, feng shui did us a service by launching a nation-wide obsession with getting rid of old stuff. In order for good luck to come our way, all the books said, we needed to get rid of the superfluous junk cl utt ering our lives. Those wildhaired troll dolls? The Beanie Babies that cost a fortune? The gold pumps that were, admittedly, a mistake? It all had to go. Im nothing if not tenacious, and I doggedly clung to the decl uttering mantra even after feng shui went the way of other fads. Every few months Ill still have an exasperated moment and start culling through closets and drawers, looking for items that are unused, unneeded or unloved. I bag them up, take the bags to Goodwill and come home to a house where I can breathe again. But heres a confession: There is a corner of my garage that I have not touched in almost a decade, a space where I keep the boxes from a relationship that ended many years ago. The boxes contain the traces of a one-time life that I thought I might someday return to: dishes and cutlery and stemware that testified to a time I wished for years I could reinhabit. For all my declutt ering, I never thought I would clean out that corner. But I spent the summer overseas, and as often happens when we step out of our environment for a time, I came home with a new perspec-tive. The thought suddenly occurred to me, Its time for those boxes to go, and I knew it was right. Sifting through them hurt less than I imag-ined, and there was more junk than I realized: dusty sheets and cheap metal pans that had begun to rust, a half-used box of dryer sheets I cant imagine why I kept in the first place. Everything was imprinted with the memory of that past life, but I had finally reached a place where I could let it go. I filled the trunk of my car with the boxes, and when the trunk was full I packed the back seat. I drove to Goodwill, radi-ant in my resolve. At the donation center there was an older man ahead of me. He had his trunk open and I watched as he carefully unwrapped individual items „ a porcelain figurine, a red lacquered box „ and showed them to the clerk. Look at this,Ž he said about each piece. Isnt this great?Ž The sun beat down and I baked in the heat, but I didnt have the heart to ask him to hurry up. If he needed us to admire his treasures in order to let them go, who was I to judge? I had a lifetime packed into my car, and it took all my strength not to drive away with it. Q artis A30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY OCT 27 NOV 10, 2013 DECEMBER 3 22, 2013 JAN 14 FEB 2, 2014 , J AN 14 FEB 2 201 4 JOAN AND ALLEN BILDNERSPONSORED BY: MAR 18 APR 6, 2014 MAR 1 8 APR 6, 20 1 4 KATHY AND JOE SAVARESESPONSORED BY: ANDROE GREEN JOHN OSHERSPONSORED BY: FEB 16 MAR 2, 2014 Sponsored in part by the Stateof Florida, Department of State,Division of Cultural Affairs, theFlorida Council on Arts and Culture 01 3 DECE EMBER 3 3 3 R322201 3 SPONSORED BY: AND SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE BEGINNING AUGUST 26 AT 10:00AM VISIT: CALL: (561) 575-2223THREE WAYS TO PURCHASE SINGLE TICKETS: ONE DAY WALK-IN: )(()=9KLAFD++,// HJAGJLG9F<9>L=J9M?MKL*.L@$L@=:GPG>>A;=OADD NOT BE ACCEPTING WALK-INS DUE TO THEATRE RENOVATIONS O9DC%AFKOADD:=9;;=HL=GJL9:D=KH9;AGMK*+ SEATS OAL@=PLJ9D=?JGGE(COMPARED TO 19 SEATS DOWNSTAIRS)=FBGQL@=KLQDAK@;DM:D=N=DDGMF?= WITH A PRIVATE BAR AND RESTROOMS(OPENING ONE HOUR PRIOR TO SHOWTIME) J=;=AN=9>J==QGMJ;@GA;=(EVENING PERFORMANCES ONLY)?J=9LNA=OKG>L@==FLAJ=KL9?= PRIVATE ENTRANCE AND ELEVATOR Artist Rendering Interior Club Level premium tickets on sale beginning August 26th at 10:00AM (Available for all productions except Dial M for Murder ) Artist Rendering Exterior


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A32 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Now Open! 3T,UCIE7"LVD0ORT3T,UCIE&,sr Chef’s Two-Course Menu$1600(PBG location only) 6 7HOLE&RIED"ELLY#LAMSs,OBSTER2OLLS )PSWICH3TEAMERSs&ISH#HIPS &ISH4ACOSs#HOWDER High Holiday 2013 High Holiday 2013 Start The New Year On A High Note with Chabad of Palm Beach GardensDates: Rosh Hashana: September 16-18 Yom Kippur: September 25-26 Palm Beach County’ s ONLY Jewish Radio Show Separating FACT from FICTION & Bubbemaasehs from the Bottom LineSundays 9-10am on Seaview Radio-95.9FM $0 ‡ ) 0 Proudly Presented by The Fuoco Group Accountants & Business Consultants Reserve Your Seats By Calling 561-6-CHABAD (624-2223) or Online at All Services will be held at the Borland Center 4885 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL~Inspiring and easy to follow~Delicious Kiddush Following Service~Friendly and Warm Community~Traditional Judaism for Contemporary Jews Please send calendar listings to At The Colony Hotel 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Call 655-5430 or visit www.thecolonypalmbeach.comQThe Royal Room — Wayne Hosford, through Aug. 31. 8:30 p.m. shows with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. for din-ner on Fridays and Saturdays. The Polo Lounge „ Tommy Mitchell pianist Tues-day through Thursday evenings; Motown Friday nights with Memory Lane; the Mel Urban Trio Saturday nights. At The Cruzan South Florida Fairgrounds, 601-7 Sans-burys Way, suburban West Palm Beach. 795-8883, Street Boys, Jesse McCartney and DJ Pauly D — 7 p.m. Aug. 25. Tickets: $94-$1,505QBlack Shelton, Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer — 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31. Tickets: $25-$73 At Cultural Council Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is at 601 Lake Ave., downtown Lake Worth; 471-1602 or QCounty Contemporary: All Media Juried Show — Through Sept. 7Q“We Were Here: The People of the Belle Glade Culture Welcomed You in 1513” — Through Aug. 31 At The Lighthouse Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum, Light-house Park, 500 Captain Armour s Way, Jupiter. Admission: $9 adults, $5 chil-dren ages 6-18; children under 6 and active U.S. military admitted free. 747-8380, Ext. 101; Children must be at least 4 feet tall to climb. Tours are weather permit-ting, call for tour time. RSVP required for tours, 747-8380, Ext. 101. Lighthouse Sunset Tour „ Sept. 6, 11, 20, 25. Sunset. $15 Members/$20 Non-Members. RSVP required, 747-8380, Ext. 101.QLighthouse Moonrise Tour — Oct. 18, Nov. 17, Dec. 17. Sunset. $15 Mem-bers/$20 Non-Members. QHike Through History — Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7. This two-mile trek passes through historic points of inter-est on the 120-acre Jupiter Inlet Light-house Outstanding Natural Area. The hike departs from the flagpole at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and is weather dependent. Program is open to adults and children. Minimum age 5, ages 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Hikers footwear, active wear, a hat, and a full water bottle or canteen should be carried. Admission is free but space is limited; RSVP required. 747-8380, Ext. 101.QLighthouse Chickee Chats – Story Time for Kids — Sept. 2, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free; rec-ommended for kids 10 and under. At The Lake Park Public Library Lake Park Public Library is at 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. All events are free. 881-3330.QSuper Hero Hour — 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Ages 12 and under.QKids Movie Madness, featuring Frankenweenie,Ž 5 p.m. Aug. 22.QAdult Writing Critique Group — Saturdays 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 16 years and up.QAnime — 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Ages 12 and up. At The Lake Worth Playhouse The Stonzek Theatre is at 709 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Playhouse: 586-6410; Films: 296-9382. QMovies: Aug. 22: Hannah ArendtŽ and Terms and Conditions May Apply.Ž Aug. 23-29: Shadow DancerŽ and The Act of Killing.Ž At MacArthur Park John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Nature Center is at 10900 Jack Nick-laus Drive, North Palm Beach. 624-6952 or walk — 10-11 a.m. daily; Animal feeding „ 11 a.m. weekends in the Nature Center.QGuided Snorkeling Tour — 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays.QButterfly walk — 11 a.m.-noon Aug. 24. At The Maltz The MosArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit Aug. 22: The Bling RingŽ and Hannah Arendt.Ž Aug. 23-30: Love is All You NeedŽ and Shadow Dancer.ŽQOpera in Cinema: AidaŽ from La Scala, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 25.QLive performance: The Story of Hansel and Gretel,Ž Aug. 23-24. For tickets, visit At Palm Beach Improv Palm Beach Improv is at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach; 833-1812 or Bruce — Aug. 23-25. Tickets: $25-$35. At The Plaza Theatre Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manala-pan; 5881820 or“Waist Watchers the Musical” — Through Sept. 1. Tickets: $45 At Roger Dean Roger Dean Stadium is at Abacoa Town Center, 4751 Main St., Jupiter; 630-1828 or Bash — Tropically themed promotions, specialty island drinks, cheese-burgers and more when the stadium is transformed into an island oasis during a Palm Beach Cardinals vs. Bradenton Marauders game, 6:35 p.m. Aug. 24. VIP tickets: $30 advance, $35 at the door. At Science Center The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. 832-1988 or visit“Savage Ancient Seas: The Ancient Aquatic Deep” the water world of the late Cretaceous period. Through Sept. 16. Tickets: Adults $11.95.QScience Nights — 6-9 p.m. the last Friday of the month. Aug. 30: Sea-Fari Science Night. Q Stroller Daze — 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 28. Parents with children ages birth to 4 years are invited to participate in fun-filled and age-appropriate activities. Activities include: storytelling, crafts, a child-friendly planetarium show, touch-tank demonstrations, science demos and much more! Special guest Patty Shukla, well-known for her childrens songs, will perform, and Professor Clark the Science Shark will make a special guest appearance. Child-friendly ven-dors, including Big Fish Little Fish Swim School, PB Parenting and Macaroni Kid, will be at the Science Center for presen-tations, demonstrations, and raffle give-aways. Cost: $5 adults; free for children and members. Fresh Markets QSailfish Marina Sunset Celebration — 6 p.m. Thursdays. Shop for arts and crafts made by artists from around the country. Sailfish Marina, east of the Intracoastal, just south of Blue Heron Boulevard, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449.QJupiter Green & Artisan Market — 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 West Palm Beach Antique & Flea Market — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays on Narcissus Avenue, north of Banyan Boulevard. West Palm Beach green market vendors also will be there. For information, search Facebook or call 670-7473.QPalm Beach Gardens Green Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through September. Under a roof, and partly indoors, at STORE Self Storage, 11010 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gar-dens; 630-1146 or visit Thursday, Aug. 22 QStory time session at the Loxahatchee River Center — 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit by Night — Live music 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Clematis Street at the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach. Aug. 22: Sweet Justice. Aug. 29: Boombox. Free; 8221515 or visit www. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A33 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOQ“Women on the Run Palm Beach” — The Junior League of the Palm Beaches Inc., in conjunction with the Women s Foundation of Palm Beach County and the Political Institute for Women, will host a series of training initiatives to help women take the first steps toward running for elected office or a public service leadership position to be held 1-5 p.m. Aug. 22, Sept. 19, Oct. 24 and Nov. 21 at Junior League of the Palm Beaches headquarters, 470 Colum-bia Drive, Building F, West Palm Beach. Cost: $60 per course, or $175 for all four dates. Info: — 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.QStudio Parties — Free group lesson at 7 p.m., followed by parties 8-10 p.m. Thursdays, Alexanders Ballroom, 51 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Cost: $15 per person; 747-0030 or Tonight — Open Latin/ Ballroom Mix Party Thursdays. Group Lesson 7:15-8 p.m.; Party 8-10 p.m.; Admission: $20 (theme $25) for entire evening, includes light buffet. 914 Park Ave., Lake Park; 844-0255.QSusan Merritt Trio and Guests — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Wine Dive, 319 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. No cover; 318-8821. QThe Great Books Reading and Discussion Group meets at 10 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Barnes & Noble coffee shop, 11380 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. Free; 624-4358. Friday, Aug. 23 QDowntown Live — 7-10 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 30. Aug. 23: U2 by UV. Free. Downtown at the Gardens Down-town Park, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Saturday, Aug. 24 QThe 26th Annual Dancin’ in the Streets — Noon-midnight Aug. 24 in downtown Stuart. The street party and music festival features five stages, 17 bands, outdoor DJs, food trucks, kids carnival, beer, wine and vendors. Blood Sweat & Tears will perform at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at The Lyric Theatre. Blood Sweat & Tears tickets are $45, include admis-sion to Dancin in the Streets, and can be purchased through The Lyric Theatre Box Office or online at Advance tickets to Dancin in the Streets are available for $10 online at, or at Seacoast National Bank locations, the Lyric The-atre Box Office, Terra Fermata, Stuart Coffee Company, or Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream. Tickets will be $15 the day of the event. Leashed pets are welcome. Info: or (772) 286-2848. QBoat-In Movie — Featuring Pirates of the Caribbean,Ž 8:15 p.m. Aug. 24, West Palm Beach Waterfront, down-town West Palm Beach. Free; 625-9443.QSound Proof — 7-10 p.m. Aug. 24, Downtown at the Gardens Cen-tre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Free; 340-1600.QKids Story Time — 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; free. Visit Monday, Aug. 26 QYoung Friends of the Jupiter Lighthouse Social — 6-8 p.m. Aug. 26, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., 1065 State Road A1A, Jupiter. The August social includes one drink, hors doeuvres and networking. Admission: $10 for members of the Young Friends of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and $15 for non-members. Proceeds benefit the Loxahatchee River Historical Society„ the nonprofit orga-nization charged with operations and funding for the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. Guests should RSVP to Needlepoint Guild — 10 a.m. every second and fourth Monday (next meeting is Aug. 26), 110 Man-grove Bay Way, Jupiter. Call 747-7104 or email Tuesday, Aug. 27 QRotary Club of the Northern Palm Beaches — Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 4431 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Contact Phil Woodall at 762-4000 or email Wednesday, Aug. 28 QBridge Classes — 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays „ JCC North, 4803 PGA Blvd. Six-week session $72 or $15/class. Pre-registration appreciated. Call Rhon-da Gordon, 712-5233. Ongoing Events QArtists of Palm Beach County Art on Park Summer Exhib-it — Mondays-Saturdays noon-6 p.m. Through Sept 27. Free. Everyone wel-comed. Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Ave. Lake Park. 345-2842, by artists Kevin Boldenow and Virginia McKinney — Through Aug. 22 at the Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Free. Call 630-1116.QThe Loxahatchee River Environmental Center — River Center is closed through Aug. 26. Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or Q 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*Visit for complete terms and conditions. TRANQUILITY AWAITS ON THE GULF COAST.


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 A&E A35 Breakfast Lunch Dinner Great Steak Same Great Quality at Sizzling Summer Prices! A hidden gem that serves an inspired menu OOHGZLWKVHFUHWIDPLO\ UHFLSHVPDGHIURP WKHQHVW IUHVKLQJUHGLHQWV WHERE THE GIRLS KNOW GOOD FOOD! 181 N. US Highway 1 TequestaLocated in Steinmart & Beall’s Outlet Plaza561-744-0806 www.blondiesgoodfood.comMonday-Saturday 7am-9pm We never competed with them. They rented from us. They were part of the cultural landscape for many years, even preceding the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and we had a wonderful relationship in that they performed here, they rented our theater, and if we were looking for certain types of kids for productions, we would go to them for recommenda-tions,Ž Mr. Kato said. But being impressive doesn t always pay the bills. Running a business where there are kids involved in the arts is more expen-sive than you think,Ž said Erin Coley, owner of the MosArt Theatre in Lake Park and Standing Ovation Performing Arts in Lake Worth. Atlantic Arts saw that happen firsthand. Attendance dropped precipitously from 2010 to 2012, Mr. Furman said. Unfortunately, the arts are one of the first things people cut when the economy goes,Ž Mr. Furman said. It has not been easy month for Mr. Furman. Jupiter radio station WJTV dropped his show, The Shed,Ž for lack of adver-tising the same week that Atlantic Arts Theater closed. So whats next?Im looking at a couple of different options. Frank is doing some program-ming at the Borland (Center),Ž he said. Mr. Furman will continue to teach drama this school year to middle school students at St. Marks Episcopal School in Palm Beach Gardens, but concedes, Im still kind of in a holding pattern as to where Im going.Ž And he still has the pain of separation. I can only liken it to a divorce,Ž he said. It became my identity. And thats what Im struggling with post mortem. You identify yourself with it and when thats stripped away, what are you left with. Obviously, I have a beautiful wife and a family, but it becomes tough.Ž Its tough for him and for the community. It is devastating to a community. Not only is it a performance venue, but its also devastating for kids who meet there after school. They learn team-work and communication there, said Ms. Coley. Or as the Maltzs Mr. Kato put it: You never want to see a good arts organiza-tion go away.Ž Q other times it does not. You just go with the flo w I would have to say that 2013 has been one of our wet-ter seasons though. To date, we have had 11 rainouts and we still have three weeks remaining in the season. Imagine if all of Palm Beach County businesses had to close every time it rained? Welcome to the world of baseballƒ Q: The Tiki Bash sounds like the perfect paradise event. What are your hopes for the event? A: Our hopes are that we put on a great night of family entertainment. We are constantly striving to come up with new and unique promotional experi-ences for our fans. We understand that Minor League Baseball is much more than just the game. Our fans have come to expect a variety of new promotions each season. This year we started the Super 6. Hopefully we can grow those into the Elite Eight or Terrific Ten. Q: What are some other events coming up at Roger Dean that will provide good entertainment? A: We still have a few great promotions that the Florida Weekly readers can enjoy before the season is over. On Aug. 30, we will hold our annual Dollar Night. During Dollar Night, hot dogs, sodas, nachos with cheese and ice cream are only $1. Draft beer is just $2. It is a great way to take the family out for a ballgame AND dinner at an afford-able price. On the morning of Aug. 31, we will hold the Abacoa Yard Sale. For only $26, fans can join in and sell any of their unwanted items along our concourse. The yard sale takes place from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and a vendor table includes four tickets to that nights game. Interested parties should contact Gary Lohmann at 799-1376. Also on Aug. 31, we are hosting Goodwill Night. Fans who bring in three gently used articles of clothing will receive a FREE ticket to that nights game. All donations will go toward supporting local Palm Beach families. Goodwill Nights are presented by Gulf-stream Goodwill Industries Inc. Q: Do you have events identified for next year? Can you top this years Super Six? A: My staff and I will get away for a couple of days in September to begin working on next seasons promotions. We usually work off-site somewhere near a beach and in typical think-tankŽ style, kick around a few ideas until will find some that stick. We want events that are fun, target unique segments of our fan base and provide good value. At the end of the day, we want our fans to enjoy themselves and leave the ballpark looking at our promotions cal-endar to plan their next visit as they are walking to the car. Q TIKIFrom page A29 >>What: Tiki Bash >>When: 6:35 p.m. Aug. 24 >>Where: Roger Dean Stadium, 4751 Main St., Jupiter>>Cost: $30 advance, $35 at the door >>Info: 630-1828 or rogerdean.comBAUER THEATERFrom page A29 COURTESY PHOTO Jesse Furman (left) and Frank Licari in happier times at Atlantic Arts Theatre.


A36 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYAn hour after checking in to Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour in West End, I sorted out my unsettled state of mind: The Jack Tar Hotel „ home to my parents and me for two years „ hadn t merely been renovated, it had been obliterated. I felt as though Id been living in an Etch-a-Sketch that someone had shaken, leaving just a blank grey screen. The Jack Tars replacement, yes, was a smaller boutique resort, superior to its predecessor in both design and accom-modations, but it wasnt the homeŽ that had hovered, for decades now, in my memory. And I was determined, Thomas Wolfe be damned, to go home again. In crucial ways, the years I spent there, at ages 16 and 17, shaped the adult I became and the way I learned to view the world, to form judgments, to reach beyond the conventional. Revis-iting that formative place had become imperative. Why not return sooner? Let me count the reasons. School. A job. Marriage. A move to Baltimore and then Phila-delphia, back to Florida and then New Jersey. Divorce. Re-marriage. A move to Vermont. New jobs in each location, and adjustments to each. And, always, probably most of all, the fear of con-fronting that yawning chasm between memory and reality. Now, at last, I was ready.My husband and I flew into the small, modern and efficient Freeport Airport, where taxi driver Rodney DuckŽ Kelly Sr., was waiting for us, holding up a sign that bore my name. The 40-minute drive from Freeport to West End, smooth and uneventful, felt like another bit of time-travel. Where was the narrow, straight-as-a-bowling-lane, pothole-pocked roadway walled in by underbrush that, in places, scraped the passenger-side windows, rendering every oncoming car a potential head-on; every trip, a slightly scary adven-ture? Ah, progress. Safer. More reassur-ingly citified. So why was I humming Joni Mitchells, They paved paradise and put up a parking lotŽ? By the time we reached West End, it became clear that modernization had ceased some miles back. The devasta-tion wrought by Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne, weeks apart in 2004, had left destruction everywhere we looked. The houses I remembered „ small and wooden, most painted the same medium blue „ had been blown away, as if by the Big Bad Wolf. The chickens that had scratched in the dirt yards all drowned. Roofs lifted away. Windows smashed. Paint scraped from concrete-block structures by flying debris. The village had never been a showplace. During our years there, the aver-age income was about £7 a week, the equivalent of $21 U.S. Before my father opened his small market, West Ends sole grocery store charged $3 for a quart of milk; my father charged reasonable prices, prices people could afford. Their loyalty as customers expressed their gratitude. But, too soon, my fathers health dictated our departure, and we had moved back to Florida. I was aware of Freeports growth as a casino-and-shopping tourist des-tination, and I knew that West End had not followed that model. Still, the absent houses, the skeleton structures, the boarded-up buildings were hurtful to see. A mile past the village, we glided through the security gate of Old Bahama Bay. The meticulous landscaping, the cres-cent of two-story pastel buildings, the marina, the ocean-side tiki-bar-and-res-taurant couldnt have been a greater contrast. By the time we checked in and had lunch, it was late afternoon. My village homecoming would have to wait til the next day, my birthday and our fourth wedding anniversary. For the moment, I needed to sort out the jumble of Then and Now, thenŽ being the Jack Tar Vil-lage; now,Ž Old Bahama Bay. Calling the Jack Tar a village was hardly a stretch. It comprised 350-plus guest rooms, three restaurants, two bars, a commissary, a clinic, its own laundry, its own auto-repair facility, a school, retail clothing shops, a small bowling alley, a golf course, a skeet-and-trap range, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a marina, and oversized meeting rooms where movies were shown twice weekly. The hotel was our home, two adjoining rooms. As year-round guests,Ž we got a much-discounted rate, and my mother prepared whatever meals she could „ burgers, eggs, spaghetti, soup „ in the electric percolator and elec-tric frying pan shed brought along. The Jack Tar ran a two-room private school for employees children, grades 1-to-3 in one room, 6-to-12 in the other, and I was the high schools junior-class. On alter-nating mornings, we sang God Bless the QueenŽ or God Bless America.Ž Bahamian independence was still a few years away, coming in 1973. Back then, the hotels employees came from the U.S. and England, Scot-land and Canada, Germany and Sweden, Switzerland and China. Bahamians were waiters, bellmen, housekeepers. Only after Independence did they secure management jobs. Now, Old Bahama Bay is a pure resort. Its layout bore no relation to the one in my memory. On our third day there, a smiling and empathetic front desk clerk, Dawn Grant Parker, intro-duced us to fellow employee Morton-Wilchcombe, who patiently pointed out where the former lobby, pool and guest quarters had stood „ for me, an Alice in Wonderland experience. A darkly overcast sky greeted us in the morning as we walked to the vil-lage. This was a walk Id taken every day after school, joining my parents to help out at the store. Sometimes, I scooped peanuts from 50-pound bushels into one-pound bags. Mostly, I worked the cash register, adding shillings and six-pence and pounds with quarters and dimes and dollars, since the Bahamas accepted both currencies. As my husband and I passed the new (to me) police station „ sleek white cars emblazoned with govern-ment logos, not the grey Land Rovers of years ago „ I hailed a man who looked old enough to recall those days. He remembered the man Id most hoped to see again: Stanley Roberts, a fisherman by trade whod worked as the butcher in our store. Stanley was my cousin,Ž Ray-mond Culmer said. He die bout seven year ago. He wife Rita, she die first.Ž Decades had passed, so the news wasnt unexpected. Still, it made me sad. I could still picture his broad smile and the way his shoulders shook when he laughed, which was often. We walked on. Past the Telecom building, to which we would be sum-moned by a messenger, on occasion, to come and talk, via radio-phone, with a caller from the States. Past the former Barclays Bank, past the former D&L Caf. And then, there it was: the concrete shell of a building that had been our store. Smaller than I remembered it, its pink exterior paint just visible on one side but covered by deep green in the front, both colors left patchy by the hur-ricanes. I waded into shin-high grasses to snap a couple of pictures, and, as I did, a young Bahamian man approached from the wood-frame building next door. Tourist always takin picture of dat building,Ž he said, cocking his head to one side. And I always lookin for someone who know it history.Ž My first thought „ but Im not a tourist „ was quickly replaced by a second: Did he think that tourists only snapped photos of dilapidated buildings, tak-ing home memories of a downtrodden place? But I pointed to myself and said, Me. I know its history. That building used to be my fathers store. His partner was Mama Jay Pinder.Ž A big grin greeted that statement. And, as with others we met, a familial relationship. Mama Jay? She my mama mama. She my granny.Ž Mama Jay was gone now, he said, and introduced him-self as Douglas Grant. My parents also, I told him. Back in the day yall was aroun?,Ž he said. Those was the hey-day of Wes End.Ž A few more Bahamian men gathered around us, each one adding a name and an association: Freddie the Firedancer had gone to work in Freeport. Jeffrey Butler, whod been a classmate of mine at the Jack Tar school, was now a suc-cessful businessman in Freeport. As we all traded recollections, Douglas Grants brother, Anson, slipped away to fetch Miss Mabel Colton. She approached, on the run, and I shouted, I know you!Ž I know you, too!Ž she said, throwing her arms around me. We hugged and hugged. Miss Mabel must be 80, or close to it, but her face was a face I remembered well. Shed been a loyal customer, and shed always been most fond of my parents. You have you daddys eyes,Ž she said, studying my face. He a big manŽ „ she curved her arms around to describe his belly „ but you mama, she small, slim.Ž Miss Mabel wrote her name and telephone number and cell phone num-ber on a sheet of lined paper from my notebook. Call me,Ž she instructed. We stay in touch now.Ž She promised to come visit us in Florida on her next trip Stateside. We hugged again. Every-one hugged now. Then my husband and I headed back to our hotel. By this time, the sun had emerged and, with it, a spike in the tempera-ture and in our eagerness to return to an air-conditioning room. We had just passed the police station again, when a voice sang out from behind us: You hair pretty.Ž We turned around. A woman on a bicycle smiled, put a foot on the pave-ment as a brake. You hair,Ž she repeat-ed. It pretty.Ž Thank you. I just had the color done before we came here.Ž Where you live at?Ž she wanted to know. Jupiter, Florida,Ž I said. But I used to live at the Jack Tar.Ž I gave her an abbreviated version of my history here. My parents. The store. Mama Jay. So,Ž she said, beginning to pedal away, you one of us.Ž Yes,Ž I called after her.I was.I am. Q Trip home to Bahamas West End is bittersweetTRAVEL COURTESY PHOTOSBahamas hotel and patio views.BY MARY JANE FINEmj“ ne@”


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A37The 50-minute drive from Jupiter to Fort Lauderdale International Airport took exactly twice as long as our Airba-hamas flight to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. Almost as soon as we reached our cruising altitude of 12,000 feet, we were preparing to land. Years ago, when I lived there, the slogan for the resort I called home was, So near and yet so foreign.Ž And that, Im happy to report, is still the case. These days, the trip requires a passport, the result of U.S. government regula-tions that took effect in January of 2007, demanding a valid passport (even for newborns) for all international travel. My husband and I had not come here to dally in Freeports casinos or stock up on duty-free rum. Our destination was West End, the islands oldest settlement and, historically, its capital „ a small fishing village that had sheltered rum-runners during the Prohibition years. Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Club sits at the westernmost tip of the island, 25 miles (and a $70 taxi ride) from Free-port. A collection of small, pastel, colonialstyle buildings arrayed in a crescent, its rooms look out on ocean or pool and beautifully landscaped grounds. Our stylish room „ complete with four-poster bed, kitchenette and ocean-view patio „ was one of the 67 junior suites, standard accommodations here. The resort also boasts six two-bedroom suites and a 72-slip port-of-entry mari-na. A note of special appreciation: The air-conditioning was super. It kept our room temperature level rather than the annoying, sleep-interrupting cool-warm cycles so common in other hotels. Our first priority was lunch at the beachfront Teasers Tiki Bar, which also serves breakfast. It shares a menu with the more formal Dockside Bar & Grille, the dinner restaurant that overlooks the marina. Selections are limited in scope but attractively presented and „ every-thing from conch fritters to sauteed yellowtail and mahi-mahi to steak with peas-and-rice „ well-prepared. West End is a get-away-from-it-all locale, and Old Bahama Bay provides island-esque activities: paddleboards and sea kayaks, snorkeling and fish-ing and shark diving, massage and spa services, fitness room, ping-pong and darts. The resort also has rental cars, if you simply must visit Freeport for shop-ping or gambling or a swimming-with-dolphins outing. Evening entertainment, during our visit, was non-existent „ we watched TV and we read „ but Activi-ties & Entertainment Director Harold Rolle promises that nighttime programs are planned. Were gonna have Little Joe Cartwright,Ž he says, citing one coming-soon event. one of the best bands on the island.Ž A couple of village nightspots also offer evening bands, for those inclined to venture into town. And there are a couple of small, self-designated sports-bar restaurants in West End village „ we had a modest lunch at Coffee on the Bay, where the single wall-mounted TV was tuned to a basketball game. Prices were equally modest, a rum-and-tonic running just $4, half the price of the resorts least expensive drinks. The other coming-soon entertainment on Old Bahama Bays wish list is the all-but-tee-off-ready, Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole golf course, spectacu-larly laid out along the propertys south shore. The problem, several employees confided, is that the resort property is divided among several owners who cant agree on what direction to take. The result has been stasis. Initial plans for the development „ formerly called Ginn sur Mer „ includ-ed a sprawling and grandiose hotel complex, a single-home-and-condo component, the golf course and the re-opening of West Ends airport. The developments web site „ „ chron-icles a string of hopes, plans, changing investors, tax troubles, default, lawsuits and ongoing questions. The uncertainty weighs heavy in West End, where progress, and the increased tourism it would bring, holds the prom-ise of employment and a long-hoped-for prosperity. Weve been sitting in limbo, waiting to see what the situation will be,Ž says Mr. Rolle. We think that, from this point on, everything is going in up motion. How could you not want this place to reach its full potential? Its so beautiful.Ž Q West End is truly a “get away from it all” kind of place >> Room rates range from $230 to $280 a night for “junior suites,” and $680 a night for two-bedroom suites, but check the web site for Specials & Packages, one of which was our air-inclusive, 3-nights-or-more package. >> For details about the resort: >> For information on specials and packages, or for reservations, call 888-983-6188 or 954-763-6382. BY MARY JANE FINEmj“ ne@” COURTESY PHOTOSBahamas village house and marina. Advertisement As seen in Seabreeze Publications


A38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Matthew Paszkiet returns to play the title character. He had roles in The Laramie Project,Ž as well as The Good Times are Killing Me.Ž But the Prince of Denmark?There s so much going on inside his head and I dont think hes in control of himself anymore,Ž said Mr. Paszkiet, 15, and a student at Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Its a big responsibility to play Hamlet because you have to bring enough of yourself into the character, but then you have to, in this case, not be yourself. You have to take into account all of Hamlets given circumstances.Ž Those circumstances are pretty tough. His father is dead and the remaining relatives and courtiers all are plotting against each other and against Hamlet. The plays central focus is on Hamlets struggle through his family life and his love life,Ž Mr. Paszkiet said. Thats unnerving, but perhaps it doesnt compare to pre-performance jit-ters. Im nervous but Im really excited because Ive never done Shakespeare,Ž said Olivia Perrin, who plays Polonius. Miss Perrin, 16, and a student at Jupiter High School, has appeared in musi-cals at the Maltz through its Conserva-tory of Performing Arts. But even with that musical experience, following the Bards iambic pentameter can be difficult. Some of the words are hard to pronounce,Ž she said. Its especially important to bring the words across in Shakespeare. Those rhythms, those cadences all are part of the storytelling. Since were doing it in the round, a lot of this stuff has to be portrayed through the actors, and not through the set or the scenery,Ž said the shows direc-tor, Kiel Peterson, 16, and a student at Dreyfoos. The students are presenting the show in the round at the Lighthouse ArtCen-ter „ the Maltz currently is undergoing major renovations to add seating, build new restrooms and a VIP lobby upstairs. This is an opportunity to give the students something I cannot give them here,Ž said Julie R owe, the Maltzs director of education. Here, were always in proscenium, and now with this opportu-nity I can give them an education that I cant give them here.Ž Doing the show in the round means special needs for the set designers. As Im doing the set, my challenge, since its in the round, Im going to incor-porate the entire room as the set. Different scenes will be taking place in differ-ent parts of the room,Ž said props and scenic designer Gabriela Abadia, 16, and a student at Suncoast High School. Of course, the students are producing the show in a museum gallery, not a castle. The set is not going to be so literal. Its not going to be like youre in a cas-tle,Ž she said. But where some see challenges, others see opportunities. But because of the ArtCenters gallery space, Miss Abadias sets will offer loose interpretations of the space. Victoria Pavlock, 16, and a student at Suncoast High School, returns to the Youth Artists Chair, this time as pro-ducer. She is learning that the producer wears many hats. In the past, she also has handled marketing for the show, and this year, she also is working with the theaters market-ing and public relations team. This year, there is a heightened responsibility, just keeping everything under wraps,Ž she said. That sounds apropos of everything for someone leading a production of Ham-let.Ž Q The making of HamletŽ: Excerpts from journal entries written exclusively for Florida Weekly by two of its student creators: producer Victoria Pavlock and director Kiel Peterson.4/16/13Victoria: Today I had my interview to see if I got the jobŽ working on HamletŽ this summer. The Maltz Jupiter Theatres director of education, Julie R owe, asked me what I liked most about the play. I decided to be hon-est; I told her that when I first heard we were doing HamletŽ this year, my heart sank a bit. After spending last summer producing The Laramie Proj-ectŽ (last years Youth Artists Chair play), I wanted a drama that would be just as impactful and powerful as LaramieŽ was. But then, I started reading HamletŽ „ and I certainly had a dramatic change of heart. There were so many scenes that were intrigu-ing and interesting to me, and I knew that I absolutely loved this story and these characters. After I walked out of the interview, I really did feel inspired about how wonderful of a play Ham-letŽ could be. 6/22/13Victoria: This week we had our first dramaturgical meeting for Hamlet. We discussed the storyline and weight that each character carries in the show. I found the discussion of Claudius (the king) insightful. We discussed Claudi-uss love for Gertrude, versus his lust for money and power. Particularly in the last scene of HamletŽ „ as Ger-trude is about to drink the poison that would ultimately lead to her death „ Claudius doesnt even try to intervene. It seems that with enough sin (anger, vengeance and greed), all true love and goodness can be overshadowed. Kiel: We had a wonderful meeting today. We discussed different character interactions, and the members of our design team each presented their ideas. 7/6/13Victoria: We had another dramaturgical meeting with the creative team and a few members of the cast. In our analysis of the text, I was intrigued by the different ways in which people deal with grief. In the play, there is a contrast between Hamlet and Gertrude on the subject. On one hand, Hamlet is completely struck by the death of his father. He has a very difficult time with forgiveness and moving on, which amplifies his existing trust issues and eventually leads him to ultimate revenge. Gertrude, on the other hand, quickly remarries after the death of her husband and falls to trust Claudius, her new husband, although she, too, ends up dying a tragic death, based on the lust for revenge from her son and the greediness of her husband.7/13/13Victoria: Today in our dramaturgical meeting, we read through Act III. The last scene is very significant from the point of view of Gertrude. This pivotal moment gave me a chance to reflect on how a mother would be greatly affected by such a horrid act of their child. The connection between a mother and her son is incomparable. She loves him endlessly, cares for him dearly and teaches him justly. From this point on in Hamlet, there is great pain and disappointment carried in the subtext of Gertrudes actions. 7/20/13Kiel: The more we study the play, the more we understand. We discussed Hamlets killing of Polonius today, which brought a few tears. It really opened my eyes to the spectrum of emotions in the play and gave me ideas about how to stage some of the more emotional scenes. Victoria: We read through Act IV, Scene VII in our meeting today. Of all the storylines in the play, I sympathize most with that of Ophelia. Even in her death, Ophelia carried a grace and innocence. Ophelia was consistently a victim in the play. Start-ing with her overbearing mother and brother, Ophelia is constantly put down and made to feel as if she is not good enough and merely an object to her lover, Hamlet. Then, as Hamlet is taken over with thoughts of distrust and anger, Ophelia is mentally abused by him as he denies ever having loved her. This eventually leads Ophelia to insanity, preceding her tragic suicide. This storyline leaves a somber feeling, and illustrates the effect that our words can have on the emotional states of others. 7/27/13Victoria: In our last dramaturgical meeting with the creative team, we finished reading through the end of the play. I am left with a better under-standing of the psychological fragility that lies within all of us. Some of us may be more easily broken than others „ but I now believe that with enough destruction, we can all be cracked. 7/30/13Kiel: We have now started rehearsals for Hamlet.Ž Our cast works extremely diligently for being so young, and I have a whole new level of respect for them; this play takes a lot of courage. While staging the show (which is challenging since were per-forming the show in the round), Im trying to keep the text as fresh in their minds as possible at all times. Work-ing so hard on cultivating the craft and each character has really given me insight into acting from a differ-ent point of view. Its also given me a healthy reality check of the expecta-tions of a professional rehearsal sched-ule. We have put in a long, tiring and grueling week, but Im very happy with our progress. 8/8/13Victoria: We finally began scene work today. I was struck by Hamlets O, that this too solid flesh would meltŽ soliloquy. I recalled my inter-view with Miss Julie during the appli-cation process, when I told myself that I wanted a play that would be just as impactful as The Laramie ProjectŽ was. Now, after seeing Matthew Pasz-kiet (Hamlet) perform that soliloquy, there was no doubt in my mind as to the power and ingenuousness that this show embodies. Q Journals of a summer spent with the Prince of Denmark >>What: “Hamlet” >>When: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 >>Where: Lighthouse ArtCenter, Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta>>Cost: $20 for adults and $15 for children/ students>>Info: 575-2223 or jupitertheatre.orgHAMLETFrom page A29 COURTESY PHOTO Director Kiel Peterson with producer Victoria Pavlock COURTESY PHOTO Student director Kiel Peterson, 16, works with Antonio Chicco (Laertes), 17, and Matthew Paszkiet (Hamlet), 15, on fight choreography for “Hamlet.”


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 22-28, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A39The Dish: Pizza burger The Place: Time to Eat Diner, 716 U.S. Highway 1, Tequesta. 744-9768 or The Price: $5.25 or make it a deluxe for $8.25 The Details: : It is always time to eat at the Time to Eat Diner, but the real question is, what to eat? Although the menu offers everything including Polish, Italian, Greek and American fare, we couldn t resist the pizza burger. The pizza burger is a New Jersey favorite and at Time to Eat Diner, they do it just right „ fresh, wholesome and delicious. Mozzar ella cheese and marinara s auce melted on top of a hamburger patty with a side of lettuce and tomato will leave you wanting more. And, since we made it a deluxe, we cant forget about the crispy fries, jumbo onion rings and coleslaw to help hit the spot. Next time, no matter the time, well have to add a chocolate milkshake. Q „ Lor en Gutentag FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Trevor Jones came from California, took over a Middle Eastern restaurant and never looked back. Pita Grille initially opened about a decade ago, when the owners of the Middle East Bakery in downtown West Palm Beach decided to add a dining component. When those owners decided to sell, Mr. Jones was ready. We came over in May of 2011 and bought it from the previous owner. Basically, we just took what he had and adjusted some things. I took some things out that were not where I wanted to go,Ž he said. With a name like Pita Grille, you can guess that the menu still is full of Med-iterranean specialties „ falafel, Greek salads, hummus and kabobs. But Mr. Jones favorite menu items? I like the half-roasted chicken at dinner and the mahi tacos at lunch-time. We do our own marinade,Ž he said. The restaurant had a beer and wine menu when Mr. Jones bought the place, but he later bought a liquor license and beefed up the Pita Grille wine list. He has an affinity for wines. Wine is part of my background from California. Im really into that. Thats where I try to gravitate. We usually change our wine lists about four or five times a year,Ž he said. Mr. Jones still relies on Middle East Bakerys recipes for the marinade for his chicken, and the salad dressing. He also still shops the bakery for supplies.I still go down there about once a week and pick up pita and spices and such. I see them about once a week,Ž he said. He liked the honesty of an open kitchen, and has kept that. But he added booths, which make the space seem cozier. Those booths stay full year-round, at least at lunch. We do a really busy lunchtime year-round because of the businesses that are around here, but dinner is what really fluctuates,Ž he said, adding many of his customers come from Singer Island, as well as surrounding gated communities such as Jonathans Landing, Lost Tree Vil-lage, Frenchmans Creek and Frenchmans Reserve. In California, theres not really a season,Ž he said.Even if the Pacific is icy in January and February.Even in the wintertime, the last restaurant that I worked at was right on the ocean in Malibu, and so even in the wintertimeƒ it was cool, but on the weekends when people are off from work, theyre going to go out to dinner no matter what,Ž he said. But his fan base covers all ages.He and his wife, Jennifer, have two small children.Theyre 3 and 1 and if they had their way, they would eat all the rice that we ever make. Bread, rice and chick-en,Ž Mr. Jones said. Its good eating.Name: Trevor Jones Hometown: Santa Clarita, Calif. Restaurant: Pita Grille & Bar, 12100 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach. 630-0115 or Mission: To merge Mediterranean and Californian cuisine with great wines. Cuisine: Mediterranean/Californian Training: More than 12 years of experience at various restaurants, from fine dining to pizza/b rewhouse. Footwear of choice: For my kitchen, Nike Flyknit Ones; other peoples kitchens, some form of non-slip. Advice: Do your research on concept/demographics/competition, etc. Restaurants are WORK.Ž And last: There is NO ONE who cares about YOUR restaurant as much as YOU do, so invest yourself if you want to see a return.Ž Q In the kitchen with...TREVOR JONES, The Pita Grille & Bar BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comTHE DISH Highlights from local menus New South of the Border fare at Cantina LaredoJONES LOREN GUTENTAG/FLORIDA WEEKLY Its a fiesta of new menu items at Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican. The restaurant, which has an outpost at Midtown in Palm Beach Gardens, is offering such items as an appetizer of Quesadillas Al Cangrejo, made with lump crab with goat cheese and mango ginger salsa ($13.79), and a main course, Tacos De Picadillo, sea-soned ground beef with sauted onions and jalape-os with queso fresco ($9.29 at lunch and $12.29 for the dinner portion). Picadillo?That is something that you might expect in Cuban cuisine, and Chef Eddie Estevez, the son of Cuban expatriates, said that he looks for common ground in much of his cuisine, citing the meat and beans that are staples of Latin cuisine, regardless of nationality. Look for such specials as Gorditas, corn meal pitas with seasoned ground beef and nopalitos (prickly pears) ($8.99 at lunch and $11.99 at dinner), Torta De Pollo, griddle-baked sandwich with grilled chicken, mango-avocado slaw and chipotle aioli ($10.99 at lunch and dinner) and Torta De Carnitas, griddle baked sandwich with slow-roasted pork, fried egg, apricot spread and goat cheese ($13.99 at lunch and dinner). Cantina Laredo also offers a happy hour, with drink specials and half-price appetizers, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Cantina Laredo is at Midtown, 4635 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 622-1223 or Also at Cantina and III Forks: III Forks Prime Steakhouse and Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican will hold a Ladies Night 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 29. During the event, called an Arty Party, women can paint a stemless wine glass, play a wine trivia game and sample wines. Its a $10 contribution to Hospice of Palm Beach County to paint a wine glass. The event is on the two restaurants shared patio at Midtown, 4635 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Food trucks come to PGA National: Chow down on samples from a variety of local food trucks during the PGA Gourmet Pig Out, Food Truck & Custom Car Show. PGA Nationals own iTRUCK will be among the trucks offering an array of fare from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 1 at PGA National Resort. Other trucks include Crazydilla, Da Burger Shack, Flour Power, Il Fiorentino, International Classic Cui-sine, Lobsta Rollin, Mojo On The Go, Palate Party, Philly Grill and Spring In Roll Out. There also will be a collection of custom cars on display, as well as live musical entertainment. Cost is $30 advance, $35 at the door general admission; $40 advanced, $45 at the door for VIP. Advance tickets available at A portion of the proceeds will benefit Wounded Warriors. Visitors also can opt to spend a weekend at the resort. Weekend packages are available for $169, including a one-night stay and two tickets. Call for reservations at 855-661-1050. Package is subject to tax and resort fee. Caf Boulud names new chef: Rick Mace has been named executive chef at Caf Boulud in Palm Beach. He replaces Jim Leiken, who resigned to spend more time with his young twins. Mr. Mace, 34, who has previously worked for Chef Daniel Boulud, will move from Maryville, Tenn., where he had served as executive chef and had managed the food and beverage program for boutique hotel RT Lodge, since 2010. It is with great pleasure that I announce Ricks new role as executive chef at Caf Boulud, Palm Beach,Ž Mr. Boulud said in a statement. Rick served as an excelled chef partner at our property in Las Vegas, and we always hoped there would be an opportunity to solicit his talents again for the group. We welcome him to our Palm Beach main-stay, where we know he will be valued.Ž In 2007, Mr. Mace, who studied at the New England Culinary Institute, joined the Boulud restau-rant group as executive sous chef at Daniel Boulud Brasserie at The Wynn Resort Las Vegas. In his three years, he worked collaboratively with Mr. Boulud and the corporate executive chef to develop db Brasseries menu, along with leading the restau-rants charcuterie program. Chesterfield extends happy hour: The Chesterfield Hotel in Palm Beach has spiffed up The Leopard Lounge Bar with a refurbishing and has extended happy hour and updated the lounges happy hour menu. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, sip signature cocktails and nibble on Bar Bites, which start at $5. Bar Bites include sliders, chicken wings, fish dip and spring rolls. There also is live enter-tainment seven days a week. The Chesterfield is at 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach; 659-5800 or Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY The Botanas Trio, with ahi tuna tacos, crab cakes with poblano and chicken empanadas, is one of the new menu items at Cantina Laredo.


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If these symptoms are occurring more than once during the week, you may be experiencing chronic heartburn. People who suffer from Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) experience chron-ic, severe heart-burn. This can cause scarring of the esophagus, which can lead to narrowing of the esophagus, making it difficult to swal-low. The condition can also lead to Barretts esopha-gus, a disorder where cells similar to those lining the intestine develop in the lower esophagus. Barretts esophagus affects millions of people each year; men are twice as likely as women to develop it. A diag-nosis of Barretts esophagus increases your risk for developing esophageal cancer. If you experience symptoms of GERD more than three times per week, you should speak with your physician about the next steps to take, as an endo-scopic evaluation may be advisable.Causes of heartburn€ Eating large meals and/or eating large meals shortly before bedtime € Certain medications (beta-blockers, NSAIDs, fish oil, aspirin) € Smoking€ Stress € Hiatal hernia … a portion of the stomach that migrates up into the chest above the diaphragm caus-ing pressure on the stomach, worse with frequent bending over, tight clothes, lifting and weight gain € Weakness or prolonged relaxation of the Lower esophageal sphincter (LES) (valve that keeps stomach acid in the stomach) € Certain foods weaken or relax the LES (chocolate, fried & fatty foods, pep-permint, coffee, alcohol and sugars)Managing your heartburn€ Eat frequent, smaller meals.€ Eat slowly.€ Dont go to bed with a full stomach; eat dinner earlier in the evening (at least three hours before retiring). € Raise the head of your bed several inches; with your head elevated, it will help prevent reflux during the night. € Avoid heartburn triggers such as coffee (including decaf), alcohol, fried & fatty foods, onions, pep-permint, chocolate, citrus fruits or juices, and tomatoes. € Quit smoking (nicotine can weaken the LES). € Wear looser-fitting clothes.€ Lose weight.€ Chew gum (stimulates the production of saliva, which dilutes and flushes out stomach acid). € Drink warm liquids.€ Ask your physician about medications to reduce acid secretion (PPIs or H2 blockers). It may be time to be evaluated for Barretts esophagus if you are unable to manage your GERD through lifestyle and diet changes, and/or medication is ineffective; and symptoms are becom-ing increasingly severe and interfering with your daily life, especially if there is an inability to sleep at night. Barretts esophagus is diagnosed by undergoing an upper endoscopy pro-cedure. An endoscopy is a non-surgical procedure, performed by a gastroenter-ologist using conscious sedation (but youre actually asleep for about 15 min-utes). A biopsy will be taken and the tis-sue sent to a pathologist for evaluation. The management of Barretts esophagus depends on the type, or grade,Ž and will be determined by the physician. Treatment options include endoscopic and, more rarely, surgical thera-py to eliminate the Barretts tissue com-pletely. Radio frequency ablation (RFA) therapy, also known as HALO ablation, has been shown to be a safe and effec-tive non-surgical treatment option for Barretts esophagus. The Center for Excellence in Digestive Health at Jupiter Medical Center utilizes this HALO radiofrequency abla-tion technology. Radiofrequency energy waves are delivered through a catheter to the esophagus to remove the diseased tis-sue (called ablation). Ablation is a term that refers to a process that alters and destroys tissue until it is no longer viable or alive. The HALO technology is a very specific type of ablation, in which energy is delivered in a highly-controlled, precise manner, with few (if any) side effects. Regular monitoring is recommended after radiofrequency ablation. This includes having an upper endoscopy on a regular basis throughout life. Fre-quency of evaluation going forward is determined by the type of Barretts esophagus and the success of the abla-tion. After RFA, patients are strongly encouraged to seek treatment for long-term management of GERD, as success-ful treatment of Barretts esophagus does not cure chronic heartburn. The Center for Excellence in Digestive Health offers comprehensive, coordinated care for patients with all types of digestive diseases. Our multi-disciplinary and highly skilled team of professionals is dedicated to returning patients to a normal quality of life. For more information, call (561) 263-4445 or visit Q „ The Center for Excellence in Digestive Health at Jupiter Medical Center is ranked by HealthGrades among the top 10% in the nation for GI medical treatment for three years in a row (2011-2013). Chester J. Maxson, MD BOARD CERTIFIED, GASTROENTEROLOGY AND NUTRITION MEDICAL DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN DIGESTIVE HEALTH AT JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER561-263-4445 1210 S. Old Dixie Highway Jupiter, FL 33458 digestive-health


ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO FLORIDA WEEKLY AUGUST 2013 healthy living B5 1210 S. Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, Florida 33458 € € (561) 263-4445 Center For Excellence In Digestive Health Recipient of the HealthGrades Americas 50 Best Award’ for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013) Can you read the signs correctly to determine if your heartburn is just that, and nothing more serious? Dif“ culty swallowing. Heartburn. Sore throat. Regurgitation. Acid re” ux. Chronic coughing. GERD. All of these are consistent with Barretts esophagus … a condition that is often a precursor to esophageal cancer, the most rapidly rising form of cancer in the U.S. The good news is that it is easily diagnosed, and if found early enough, treatments are easy, non-invasive and relatively painless. Jupiter Medical Centers Center for Excellence in Digestive Health includes a state-of-the-art, hospital-based gastrointestinal lab, board certi“ ed gastroenterologists and experienced, highly-skilled endoscopy nurses. Take control of your health and ask your doctor about your risk for developing Barretts esophagus as well as your treatment options. To learn more about the Center for Excellence in Digestive Health, visit To “ nd a quali“ ed gastroenterologist, call our Physician Referral Service at (561) 263-5737 Do you or someone you care about suffer from heartburn? Beyond Basic Medicare: Understanding Medicare Supplemental Coverage BY RON POLLACK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FAMILIES USAQ: What gaps does Medicare have?A: Medicare provides very important basic health insurance. However, it has gaps in the services it covers and in what beneficiaries have to pay out of pocket. Medicare has limited or no coverage for vision, hearing, dental, and long-term care. In terms of what beneficiaries have to pay, in addition to premiums, they often have large deductibles. And many services, like doctor visits and lab tests, come with substantial co-insurance (often 20 per-cent). Finally, unlike most other health insurance, Medicare does not have life-time or annual out-of-pocket limits. Q: How do people supplement Medicare? A: Because of these major gaps, most people with Medicare have some kind of supplemental coverage. About one-third of beneficiaries have supplemen-tal coverage from a former employer, but this coverage is becoming less com-mon. People who can t get job-based supplemental coverage have other options: Those with very low incomes and assets can get help through their state Medicaid programs. Otherwise, pri-vate Medicare supplemental insurance (often called MedigapŽ) or a private Medicare Advantage plan can help. But these options may be expensive, and they have other limitations. About 12 percent of people with Medicare do not have any supplemental coverage and are at risk of facing high out-of-pocket costs. Q: What are Medigap plans? A: Medigap plans are sold by private insurance companies, but these plans have to follow state and federal rules. Medigap plans come in several stan-dard varieties, which helps consumers compare plans. They cover some of Medicares cost-sharing (for example, deductibles and co-insurance), but they do not pay for services that Medicare does not cover. Medigap plans are pop-ular because they rarely change from year to year, and they allow you to see any health care provider who accepts Medicare. But Medigap plans can have high premiums that increase annually, and policyholders usually must also buy separate Part D prescription drug plans. If you currently have a Medigap plan, think twice before dropping it for some other coverage„you may not be able to get it back later. Q: What are Medicare Advantage plans? A: Medicare Advantage plans are run by private insurance companies that contract with Medicare to provide the full range of Medicare benefits. Most include Part D prescription drug cov-erage, and some offer supplemental benefits and have out-of-pocket limits.


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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 09/06/2013.COMPLIMENTARY CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINATION & CONSULTATIONGIFT CERTIFICATE VALUE Confessions of a Sweaty Yogi: Sequence to aid digestive health H ave you ever chokedŽ in a pres-sure filled situation or made a gut-wrenchingŽ decision? If so, then you have had firsthand experience of some of the effects that a short bout of stress can have on the digestive system. Ancient yogis sought to understand the mind-body connection and understood that good digestion is the key to radiant health. Yoga poses work on the soft tissues of the body, like a hand gently squeezing a sponge. When the organs of the digestive system are compressed in poses, stale and waste-bearing flu-ids in those areas are encouraged out of the tissues. Once these materials are freed up, the body is better able to eliminate them. When an area is opened or stretched out in a yoga pose, new life-giving nutrients are able to circulate into the cells. In this systematic way, yoga poses massage the vital organs associated with the digestive system, stimulate the digestive muscles and increase the wave like movements in the body that are known as Peristalsis. In essence, all of the tools of Vinyasa Yoga work together to reduce the stress response rebalance the autonomic ner-vous system and create powerful heal-ing on all parts of the body including the digestive system. Follow this short sequence to improve your digestive health: € B egin in Childs Pose, bring your knees wide on the mat, sitting your hips back over your heels and forehead to the earth with arms extended straight out on the mat in front of you. Hold this pose and continue to breathe normally without trying to force the breathe for 3-5 rounds. € On the inhale lift up into a tabletop position and on the exhale check your alignment. Your wrists should be directly underneath your shoulders and your knees under your hips. € On the next exhale, begin your cat/ cow stretches. Press down through the palms, as you round your back, tuck both your chin and tailbone in and move your gaze to the belly. On the next inhale, let the belly hang as you roll the shoulders back and lift the chest bringing the gaze up to the ceil-ing, tailbone pointing up. Repeat back and forth on the inhale and exhale for 3-5 rounds. € Finish on a neutral spine, tuck the toes, lift the knees and send the hips up and back to down dog. You can either stay still or begin to pedal the legs back and forth to bring movement into the muscles for 3-5 breaths. € Inhale sweep the Right leg back and up and step it through to Warrior II, front foot lands in between the hands, dial the back heel in, and windmill open keeping the front knee bent and stack-ing the shoulders and hips. € Move it into straight leg triangle, straightening the front knee as you send the hips to the back, reach to the front and tilt. Front hand lands, shin, foot or floor as the opposite hand is reach-ing up to the ceiling. Hold here for 3-5 breaths, adding any advanced options such as a bind if you would like. € Return to Warrior II and either add a vinyasa (plank, chaturanga, up dog, down dog) or simply step back into down dog. € Repeat Straight Leg Triangle on the other side. € Finishing in Down Dog, walk, step, or float it to the front of your mat meet-ing in a forward fold. € On the inhale, chin to chest round up, reaching the arms overhead, and on the exhale take a slight backbend to stretch the abdomen, but staying con-nected to the abs. € Inhale lift the chest back to standing, on the exhale forward fold, hinging at the hips and brining the hands to the floor. € Walk the feet out hip or mat distance and take a yogi squat, keeping the heels grounded, as you bend the knees and lower the hips. Elbows can come gently inside the knees pressing them open and drawing the hands to prayer heart center as you lengthen up through the crown of the head. Hold here for 3-5 breaths or add any advanced variations you would like. € On the inhale return to the forward fold, lifting the hips and keeping the hands on the mat. On the exhale con-tinuing to relax into the pose. € On the inhale, chin to chest round up bringing the arms overhead to prayer, and on the exhale begin to move into a chair twist. Hands traveling down the midline as you bend the knees. Bring the left elbow to the outside of the right knee as you press the hands and thighs together to deepen the twist. Hold for 3-5 breaths and then come back through center and repeat on the other side. € You can then return to a forward fold and walk step or float it back through an optional vinyasa meeting in down dog. € Feel free to add any of your favorite poses into this practice to lengthen it, keeping in mind that twisting postures are great for detoxing and aiding diges-tion. € Finish lying on your back with the legs extended straight on the mat. On the inhale draw the right knee into the chest and interlace the fingers over the knee as you pull it close for wind removing pose. € You can add a gently belly twist by extending the right arm out to the side, looking to the right and crossing the right knee over the body to the left. € Come back to center and repeat on the left € Finish in final savasana with your legs extended long, and allowing the feet to fall to the corners of the room, arms resting just out from your side bodies. Release any tension and thought as you focus only on your breathe. Enjoy for 5-7 minutes. When you AwakenŽ you can step off your mat knowing that you not only did something great for your mind and body as a whole, but also your digestive health! See you on the mat! Q To see more studio information or clas s times visit our website. Bodhi Hot Yoga9920 Alt A1A #801Palm Beach Gardens, 33410(561) „ 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, Jennifer MartinBODHI HOT YOGA 9920 ALT A1A, SUITE 801 PALM BEACH GARDENS(561)


ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT AUGUST 2013 healthy living B7 rn"‘rnn@"n |"#n"€;n@" !#9/r.8! 1r 1.r/3.rn#/1 n n@@"@[/"…n" e@[ne1n[Žš… n š@ 1"n@ n|š@[ @@e @[š@"n…nn"@‘ nšn@"nr[Ž@…n rnš‘e/"…n" n "nŽn‘nrnr@  "rnnš‘‘[ š"‘e@rn"[  s€¦/r,"/[‘nšeb,"/[‘nbƒ¦€€€ ‘š‘@"1"@‘š/n‘n"bƒ€s€ƒ[@ne‘‘n"#@‘nnnn" Natural remedies for digestive health T here are many natural alter-natives to popping Tums or Rolaids when you re suffering from heartburn. Poor digestion is one of the most com-mon problems in America, with a huge increase in the number of people diagnosed with acid reflux. At Tunies Natural Grocery & Vitamin Mar-ket, we educate our customers on natural, effective remedies to man-aging digestive problems. Tunies offers many very effec-tive natural rem-edies for poor digestion. The Vitamin Specialists at Tunies are happy to work with you to iden-tify the best products for your needs. Here are a few natural alternatives to consider. Take full spectrum digestive enzymes that create the proper diges-tive chemistry in your digestive tract. Try Solgar Comfort Zone or Ameri-can Health HPE, both available at Tunies. Reduce the inflammation in your digestive tract by balancing pH. This will minimize acidic response and enhance alkalinity. Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with water will help balance pH, or Vaxa Buffer pH capsules. Try other products that provide digestive benefits, such as Aloe Vera, Marshmallow Root, DGL Licorice, Dandelion capsules, Chamomile, Artichoke, Ginger and Peppermint. Teas, such as Eaters Digest, Ginger Aid, or Every Day Detox also provide relief. To address all of your individual digestive needs in a natural, preven-tive way, visit Tunies Natural Gro-cery & Vitamin Market and speak with the experienced staff. Were committed to helping you improve your health. Q Janet CimorelliLICENSED NUTRITIONAL COUNSELOR TUNIE’S NATURAL GROCERY & VITAMIN MARKET561-721-87877170 Fairway Drive Palm Beach Gardens Anti-smoking drug shows promise for treating alcoholism A study by scientists at the National Institutes of Health shows that the smoking-cessation medication varenicline, which is marketed under the name Chantix, could be a viable option for the treatment of alcohol dependence. The study found that the drug significantly reduced alcohol consump-tion and craving among people who are alcohol-dependent. The findings were published online in the Journal of Addiction Medicine. Current medications for alcohol dependence are effective for some, but not all, patients. New medications are needed to provide effective ther-apy to a broader spectrum of alcohol dependent individuals,Ž says Kenneth Warren, acting director of the Nation-al Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, which is part of NIH. Drinking and smoking often cooccur, and given their genetic and neu-rochemical similarities, it is perhaps unsurprising that a smoking cessation treatment might serve to treat alcohol problems,Ž notes lead author Raye Litten, Ph.D., associate director of the NIAAA Division of Treatment and Recovery Research. Compared with placebo, varenicline significantly reduced measures of alcohol use. For example, the percentage of heavy drinking days per week decreased nearly 22 percent in the varenicline group. The NIAAA is the primary U.S. agency for conducting and supporting research on the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of alcohol abuse, alcoholism and alcohol prob-lems. Additional research information and publications are available at Q


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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. Take care of your spine C hiropractic care is designed to, among other benefits, improve flexibility of spinal joints. Loss of spinal vertebral motion leads to spinal muscle tightness and pain, which in turn may result in numerous other physical problems. For example, headaches, lack of restful sleep, and increased irritabil-ity may all have a common cause in loss of spinal flex-ibility.By helping increase mobility in your neck, mid back, and lower back, chiroprac-tic care improves your body's over-all functioning, including balance and coordination. By helping remove ongoing sources of musculoskeletal irritation, chiroprac-tic care reduces internal physiologic stress. The many benefits may include improved peace of mind, enhanced interpersonal communication, and a better ability to respond effectively to your home and work environment. Many people experience increasing musculoskeletal joint stiffness as they get older. Shoulders, knees, and ankles don't seem to be as flexible as they once were. It seems more difficult to bend over and pick up a dropped object. It may be uncomfortable to turn your head around to see the car in the next lane that's right in the center of your driver's blind spot. The bad news is that, left unattended, your joints do get stiffer as you get older. Left on their own, your joints will likely lose full mobility. The good news is there's plenty you can do about it. You can regain and retain much of your youth-ful flexibility if you are willing to be proactive. First, some basic physiology. Joints such as the shoulder, knee, and ankle are lubricated by synovial fluid. Syno-vial fluid keeps joints moist, provides oxygen and nutrition, and washes away toxic end-products of normal metabol-ic processes. The joints in your spine are also lubricated and maintained in this way. But aging reduces the amount of available synovial fluid. Also, normal aging processes increase the viscosity of the remaining synovial fluid. You have less available lubricant and the lubricant that you do have is thicker. The result is stiffer joints, pretty much from top to bottom. The specific countermeasure to such physiologic aging is to keep active. This is a pretty challeng-ing prescription in a world in which most of our time is spent seated. Our bodies were designed for hard, physical work. But as we've trans-formed from an agrarian to an industrial society, and more recently from an industrial to a service-based society, the nature of our work has changed dramatically. The vast majority of our work is now done seated at a desk. When we're not typing on a computer keyboard or reading a spreadsheet, we're at home watching TV, play-ing games on our computing devices, or very rarely, reading. None of these activities involves active motion. If we want to take care of our bodies, we're going to have to be proac-tive about creating the time to do so. We're going to be creating time for exercise. Almost any type of exer-cise causes synovial fluid to be more available, pumping synovial fluid into joint spaces and helping to lubricate joints. Exercise increases your inter-nal core temperature, which in turn decreases the viscosity of synovial fluid. The overall result is increased joint flexibility. This benefit is often experienced immediately. The benefit will be long-lasting provided that you continue to exercise regularly. Thirty minutes of exercise per day, five days per week, will assist most of us in maintaining as much joint flexibil-ity as possible. Alternating a cardiovas-cular exercise day with a strength train-ing day is an optimal program. Yoga provides a total body workout which incorporates cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and flexibility. Ulti-mately, the types of exercise you do are less important than the long-term consistency. Regular, vigorous exercise, done over months and years, will provide great benefit, not only in terms of improved joint flexibility, but also in terms of overall health and well-being. Q Sources: Seco J, et al: A longterm physical activity training program increases strength and flexibility, and improves balance in older adults. Rehabil Nurs 38(1):37-47, 2013. Garber CE, et al: American College of Sports Medicine position stand. Quantity and quality of exercise for developing and maintaining cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, and neuromotor fitness in apparently healthy adults: guidance for prescribing exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc 43(7):13341359, 2011. Micheo W, et al: Basic principles regarding strength, flexibility, and stability exercises. PM R 4(11):805-811, 2012 Dr. Michael PapaCHIROPRACTOR(561)


B10 healthy living AUGUST 2013 ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Ultrasound patch heals wounds in human trial I n a small clinical study, researchers administered a new method for treat-ing chronic wounds using a novel ultrasound applicator that can be worn like an adhesive bandage. The appli-cator delivers low-frequency, low-intensi-ty ultrasound directly to wounds, and was found to significantly accelerate healing in five patients with venous ulcers. Venous ulcers are caused when valves in the veins malfunction, causing blood to pool in the leg instead of returning to the heart. This pooling, called venous stasis, can cause proteins and cells in the vein to leak into the surrounding tissue leading to inflam-mation and formation of an ulcer. The technology was developed by researchers at Drexel University, Phila-delphia, with funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, part of the National Institutes of Health.Venous ulcers account for 80 percent of all chronic wounds found on lower extremities and affect approximately 500,000 U.S. patients annually, a number thats expected to increase as obesity rates climb. Its estimated that treatment for venous ulcers costs the U.S. healthcare system over $1 billion dollars per year.Standard treatment for venous ulcers involves controlling swelling, taking care of the wound by keeping it moist, preventing infection, and compression therapy „ a technique in which patients wear elastic socks that squeeze the leg to prevent blood from flowing back-wards. Despite these measures, wounds often take months and occasionally years to heal. Right now, we rely mostly on passive treatments,Ž said Michael Weingarten, M.D., chief of vascular surgery at Drex-el Medicine and a researcher in the study. With the exception of expensive skin grafting surgeries, there are very few technologies that actively stimulate healing of these ulcers.Ž In an article to be published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, the Drexel researchers report that patients who received low-frequency, low-intensity ultra-sound treatment during their weekly check-up (in addition to standard compression therapy), showed a net reduction in wound size after just four weeks. In contrast, patients who didnt receive ultrasound treatment had an average increase in wound size during the same time period. One of the greatest challenges of the study was designing and creat-ing their battery-powered ultrasound patch said Peter A. Lewin, Ph.D., at Drexel Most ultrasound transducers require a large apparatus and need to be plugged into the wall. We wanted this to be fully wearable as well as portable, so we needed to make it battery-powered. To achieve that, we had had to design a transducer that could produce medically relevant energy levels using minimum volt-age,Ž said Dr. Lewin. Their resulting ultrasound patch weighs just 100 grams „ the equiva-lent of a king sized candy bar „ and is connected to two lithium ion bat-teries that are fully rechargeable. Dr. Lewin says the design gives patients the option of using the transducer in a home environment, while still wearing their compres-sion socks. It also prevents the need for a doctors visit, which can be a diffi-cult task for patients with chronic wounds. In the future, the researchers anticipate that patients with other types of chronic wounds, such as diabetic or pres-sure ulcers, may also benefit from therapeutic ultrasound. Because the ideal treatment frequen-cy, duration and intensity may be unique for each type of wound, Dr. Lewin and his colleagues have developed and are cur-rently testing a diagnostic monitoring component of their ultrasound patch, which would help physi-cians optimize treatment for each patient. NIBIBs mission is to support multidisciplinary research and research training at the crossroads of engineering and the biological and physical sciences. NIBIB supports emerging technology research and development within its internal labora-tories and through grants, collaborations and train-ing. More information is available at the NIBIB website: Q DREXEL UNIVERSITY / COURTESY PHOTO A battery operated ultrasound patch delivers therapeutic ultrasound to heal venous ulcers. Throbbing pain isn’t a matter of the heart THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDAThrobbing pain might pound like a heartbeat, but University of Florida scientists have discovered the sensa-tion is all in your head „ or more precisely, in your brain waves. The finding could drastically change how researchers look for therapies that can ease pain, said Dr. Andrew Ahn, a neurolo-gist at the UF College of Medicine. He and his col-leagues reported their findings in the July issue of the journal Pain. Aristotle linked throbbing pain to heart rhythm 2,300 years ago,Ž Dr. Ahn said. It took two millennia to discover that his presumption was wrong.Ž People who experience a toothache or a migraine „ or even just hit their shin on the coffee table „ can note a throbbing quality to the pain that physicians have long associated with arterial pulsations at the location of the injury. Some medicines even constricted blood vessel walls in hopes of lessening the effect. Current therapies for pain do not adequately relieve pain and have serious negative side effects, so we thought that by examining this experi-ence more closely we could find clues that would lead us to improved thera-pies to help people who suffer from pain,Ž Dr. Ahn said. It turns out that we have been looking in the wrong place all along.Ž Along with researchers Jue Mo and Mingzou Ding from the UF College of Engineering and Morris Maizels of the Blue Ridge Headache Center in Asheville, N.C., Dr. Ahn examined a patient who had a throbbing sensation that remained even after her chronic migraine headaches had resolved. They simultaneously recorded the patients sensation of the throbbing pain and her arterial pulse and found that they differed from one another, indicating that the pulsing of blood from the heartbeat was unrelated to the throbbing quality of pain. Through the use of an electroencephalogram, they found that the throbbing quality was correlated with a type of brain activity called alpha waves. We understand very little about alpha waves, but they appear to have an important role in attention and how we experience the world,Ž Dr. Ahn said. In addition, by analogy to how a radio works, alpha waves may also act as a carrier signal that allows different parts of the brain to communi-cate with itself.Ž What scientists dont know yet is exactly how alpha waves cause throb-bing pain. But the current findings indicate that the experience of pain is linked more to how the brain works and not to the pulsations of blood at the location of the pain. Understanding this will allow researchers to design new studies to discover better treat-ments for pain. This work was supported by the Facial Pain Research Foundation and in part by grants from the National Institutes of Health. Q


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Get Back to Living Your Life.The Most Precise RadiationTreatment System in the World also may result from regular use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that are taken relieve pain. People at increased risk for developing ulcers include those who have a family his-tory of ulcer disease, drink excessively, are 50 years old and older, and smoke. Symptoms of stomach ulcers can vary from person to person. The most common signs include abdominal pain, feeling worse after eating or drinking, bloating, vomiting, unexpected weight loss and nausea. Anyone who experi-ences sudden, severe stomach pain, black stools or bloody vomit should seek immediate emergency medical care. If you are suffering with symptoms of stomach ulcers, the gastroenterology team at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is here to help. Palm Beach Gar-dens Medical Center has 12 experienced gastroenterology physicians on staff to help treat stomach ulcers and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Ulcers can be diagnosed using a blood test to check for H. pylori antibodies, taking a urea breath test that uses a ra-dioactive carbon atom to detect H. pylori or testing a stool sample for H. pylori. An upper gastrointestinal X-ray also can be done as well as an endoscopy, which involves threading a tube with an attached camera into the stomach so the doctor can actually see if there is an ulcer present. If the ulcer is caused by NSAIDs, these drugs should be avoided to promote healing. Ulcers caused by bacteria typi-cally require taking a combination of two antibiotics and bismuth subsalicylate (such as Pepto-Bismol) for about two weeks to treat the H. pylori infection. Other medicines prescribed to treat stomach ulcers include: acid blockers to help reduce the amount of hydrochloric acid that the stomach makes; antacids to neutralize stomach acid; and proton pump inhibitors to suppress the secre-tion of acid in the stomach. Ulcers that are not treated can lead to severe complications, such as bleeding that can cause weakness or vomiting blood, perforation leading to leakage of stomach contents into the abdominal cavity and gastric obstruction that may cause diminished appetite and weight loss. Many people have H. pylori in their stomachs without ever experiencing pain or ulcers. However, those who do develop ulcers should follow their doctor s instructions closely, even when the pain has gone away. If there is still an infection, an ulcer could occur again, or, in some cases, stomach cancer could develop. Because of this, some patients may need to repeat their treatment to kill the H. pylori bacteria. For more information about stomach ulcers please talk with your doctor or visit us online at For a free referral to a gastroenterologist near you please call 561-625-5070. Q ULCERSFrom page 1New study suggests that moving more may lower stroke risk Heres yet another reason to get off the couch: new research findings sug-gest that regularly breaking a sweat may lower the risk of having a stroke. A stroke can occur when a blood vessel in the brain gets blocked. As a result, nearby brain cells will die after not getting enough oxygen and other nutrients. A number of risk factors for stroke have been identified, including smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and being inactive. A recent study, published in the journal Stroke, used data from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study. REGARDS is a large, long-term study funded by the NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to look at the reasons behind the higher rates of stroke mortality among African-Americans and other residents living in the southeastern United States. Epidemiological studies such as REGARDS provide an important oppor-tunity to explore race, genetics, environ-mental and lifestyle choices as stroke risk factors,Ž said Claudia Moy, Ph.D., program director at NINDS. The researchers reported data for more than 27,000 participants who were stroke-free at the start of the study and followed for an average of 5.7 years. One-third of participants reported exer-cising less than once a week. Study sub-jects who were inactive were 20 percent more likely to experience a stroke or TIA than participants who exercised four or more times a week. The findings revealed that regular, moderately vigorous exercise, enough to break a sweat, was linked to reduced risk of stroke. Part of the protective effect was due to lower rates of known stroke risk factors such as hypertension, diabe-tes, obesity and smoking. Our results confirm other research findings but our study has the distinct advantage of including larger numbers, especially larger numbers of women as well as blacks, in a national population sample so these provide somewhat more generalizable results than other stud-ies,Ž said Virginia Howard, Ph.D., senior author of the study from the School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham.The researchers also looked at the data according to gender. After the researchers accounted for age, race, socioeconomic factors (education and income) and stroke risk factors, the results revealed that men who exercised at least four times a week still had a lower risk of stroke than men who exercised one to three times per week. In contrast, there was no associa-tion between frequency of exercise and stroke risk among women in the study. However, there was a trend toward a similar reduction in stroke risk for those who exercised one to three times a week and four or more times a week compared to those who were inactive.This could be related to differences in the type, duration and intensity of physi-cal activity between men and women,Ž said Dr. Howard. This could also be due to differences in the perception of what is intense physical activity enough to work up a sweat.Ž The results should encourage doctors to stress the importance of exercise when speaking with their patients. The study suggests that men should consider exercising at least four times a week. For more information about stroke, visit Q


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