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PAGE 1 WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 Vol. III, No. 47  FREE Park Avenue BBQ closes its oldest store, in Lake Worth. A35 X INSIDE Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X ROGER WILLIAMS A2OPINION A4 PETS A6SOCIETY A18-19, A34 BUSINESS A15 REAL ESTATE A21ANTIQUES A22ARTS A25 SANDY DAYS A26 EVENTS A28-29PUZZLES A30DINING A35 SocietySee who was out and about in Palm Beach. A18-19, A34 X Cool readingSummer is a time to chill with some good books. A25 XMoney & InvestingThe run-away costs of student loans. A14 X PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 The National Marine Manufacturers Association recently released data showing recreational boating provides vast eco-nomic value for the nation „ more than $121.5 billion. As the popularity of boat-ing reaches peak season across the coun-try, Discover Boating named on-water hot spots in the top 10 boating states ranked by total economic value. Not surprisingly, Florida ranks No. 1 in the nation, with boating having an eco-nomic impact of $10.3 billion in the Sun-shine State during 2012. And the Palm Beach area is tops in Florida. Boating is a popular pastime for more than 88 million Americans and integral to many states economies,Ž says Ellen Hopkins, Discover Boating vice president and a Chicago boater. Discover Boating helps people get on the water to enjoy the boating lifestyle and the on-water locales weve identified are great examples of the beautiful waterways to explore by boat in the U.S.Ž Here are the top boating states, rankedBoating has greatest economic impact in Florida, Palm Beach DIVA FOR THE Documentary about local soprano Virginia Zeani honors her singing, teaching careerWITH OPERA SINGERS, ITS ALL about the voice „ those notes and nuanc-es, inflections and tones and colors that tell a story musically. But with Virginia Zeani, it almost is as much about the eyes as it is the voice. Watch her as Violetta in La Traviata.Ž Even at the age of 54, a time when most singers are beginning to curtail such roles, the voice is sumptuous and well supported, theBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” SEE SOPRANO, A8 X Virginia Zeani in Act 1 of “La Traviata.” Inset: Now, with her dog Rocky. COURTESY PHOTOSSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SEE BOATING, A32 X BRAVA N S E EE I I N N N N S S I I D E C ool readin g Summerisatimetochillwith


A2 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY 901 45th S treet, W est P a lm B ea ch Learn more at Palm B each C hildrens .com Children’s Medical CareIs Soaring to New Heights. cardiology & cardiac surgery neurosurgeryemergency trauma care oncology neonatal intensive carelimb reconstruction & lengthening Helping a five year old overcome a battle with cancer. Reconstructing a child’s misshapen leg. Performing heart surgery on a patient who is only 12 hours old. Palm Beach Children’s Hospital has elevated the quality of children’s medical care in South Flori da. Our goal: to provide advanced care that is less invasive, requires less recovery time and alleviates the need for families to travel. Palm Beach Ch ildren’s Hospital helps ensure that children have access to the care they need close to home. More than 170 doctors representing 30 specialties. For your freeKITE, call 5 6 1-84 1-KID S Scan with your smartphones Q R code reade r COMMENTARYI’m outBill Yeats, the Irish poet, wrote a few lines once that aimed for candor about how and why people devote themselves to each other. They ended like this: ƒOnly God, my dear,/Could love you for yourself alone/And not your yellow hair.ŽYeats was wrong, though. Not about the way most young people cherish each other, which was the pretext of his poem For Anne Gregory,Ž but about the way any of us can love each other if we choose.I learned this again as I watched the children, their spouses and a grandson he helped raise step in to care for their father and my neighbor, Chester Schene-man, over the last three years. They loved him for himself alone (just as he loved them), and they did it in a particularly American way, at least as I imagine it. Like many American families, theirs is spread out. So they had to come from all over the map for extended periods to sample some of his undying good cheer, and to share theirs with him „ either here in Florida or in Crete last spring, where his oldest son keeps a home. To meet up, they traveled from Arizona, Tennessee, Virginia, or from an active-duty billet on the bridge of a Navy warship in the Mediterranean, sometimes taking turns and sometimes gath-ering en masse. Chet, meanwhile, had fallen into a steady decline that did exactly nothing to dampen his passionate embrace of life, or his determination not to complain about its difficulties. So when he died Sunday morning at 89 in Charlottesville, where one of his two daughters had taken charge of his care, it didnt take me long to recognize two facts. One, I had just witnessed an example of unleavened l ove, the kind Yeats did not consider, deliv-ered in unison by individuals who have different interests, live in dif-ferent places, and carry on with widely different temperaments and ambitions. And two, no matter what anybody else says, there is really no such thing as old people.Ž There are people who have quit or given up, but that can happen at any age. The only way to know this, though, is to spend some time with those accused of being old.Ive been doing that piecemeal since I was 18, when I used to visit a working-class nursing home in my college town to help somebody in need,Ž as I once announced self-importantly to my mother.Turns out, I was the one in need. And I was the one who benefitted the most, not that old woman they introduced me to, the one who had no family or apparent friends and never received any visitors. She was foul-mouthed, fearless, uninhibited and big-hearted, a Kansas farm woman named Nancy Bradley who remained mostly bed-ridden after a cou-ple of strokes. We became the closest of friends, and together with my girlfriend of the time, we used to sneak out in my old red International pick-up truck, buy a highly illegal pineapple ice-cream sundae, and roar up and down the farm roads outside of town laughing like fools. Thats when I began to see beyond her yellow hair, which had turned steel gray and usually clung matted and flat to her skull, tied back and I doubt washed more than once every couple of weeks. It was something like that with Chet, too, as my family and I did things for him „ a little shopping, some transport to doctors, an occasional task around his place. He wasnt pretty to look at, but he was beautiful to behold. Hands down, we got the most out of the deal, especially my youngest son, Nash. And not because Chet gave him a pocketknife, fishing lures, candy bars at Halloween, and free access to the creek behind his house, where the boy caught bass and bluegill. It was something else entirely. Before long, Nash didnt see old when he looked at Chet. And now, I dont see gone when I look across the road. Instead, I see Chet watching still, there where the century-old oaks paint their green-limbed dreams with a thousand fingers, brushing the belly of the pregnant sky. There, where shell soon give birth to the future, and the strong, steady pulse of his long life is silent now. The fact is, Chet was never Old. His mother didnt name him Old.Ž Old wasnt his job, his vocation or his style. Old, hell. There is no Old, even in a nation where 13 percent of the popula-tion, more than 40 million people, are now 65 or older. Or in a Sunshine State where 17.7 percent of the 19 million resi-dents were born before the sun ever rose on the second half of the 20th century. Chet, of course, couldnt have cared less whether a demographer or some young whippersnapper called him old. He lived fully in each day until the day he didnt. And then he signed off, prob-ably the same way he always signed off, in person or by phone, either one. Im out,Ž hed say.But never old. Q f h i d k i b c B w I I w t a b b s s H Ol d t e s t o c roger


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A4 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 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. Anyone who doubts that Hillary Clinton is already in fine fighting trim for a presidential run should consider her speech to the American Bar Association in San Francisco. She assailed an alleged assault on voting rights.Ž She took aim at the Supreme Courts recent decision striking down a portion of the Voting Rights Act and excoriated states that have recently tight-ened their voting laws. She declared that anyone who says that racial discrimina-tion is no longer a problem in American elections must not be paying attention.Ž Madam Secretary hasnt missed a beat. She knows that the calling card of Democrats in the Obama era is a polarizing politics that seeks to fire up minority voters by stirring fears of fire hoses and police dogs. Its basic vocabu-lary is imputations of racism; its eviden-tiary standard is low and dishonest; and its ethic is whatever works „ so long as it stirs fear and anger.The latest target is the state of North Carolina, which is accused of soiling itself with a new voter ID law, among other changes in its election laws. The Decline of North Carolina,Ž harrumphs The New York Times. North Carolinas Attack on Voting Rights,Ž says The Daily Beast.North Carolinas offense is joining the American mainstream. It is one of at least 30 states to adopt a voter ID law. Such laws enjoy broad public support. A Washington Post poll last year showed 65 percent of blacks and 64 percent of Latinos supporting voter ID. It is such a common-sense idea that such foreign redoubts of backwardness as Switzer-land and Sweden require an ID to vote.The constitutionality of voter ID isnt in doubt. The Supreme Court upheld Indianas voter ID law in 2008 in a 6-3 decision written by now-retired liberal Justice John Paul Stevens. The evidence suggests that voter ID laws dont suppress the votes of anyone. Hans A. von Spak-ovsky, a voting expert at The Heritage Foundation, points out that major, dispas-sionate studies show no effect on turnout.Hillary and the left will have none of it, though. North Carolina, in particular, is said to have exposed the nasty under-lying agenda of voter ID. It is cutting back on early voting, from 17 days to 10 days. There it is „ that must be disenfranchisement! But the state wants to make up for the reduced days with more sites where voters can vote early and greater hours of opera-tion. (Despite the animadversions of The New York Times, New York doesnt allow no-excuse early voting „ surely because it is so hostile to minorities.) It is ending same-day registration. Bingo! North Carolina hates black vot-ers. But the majority of states „ again, including New York „ dont allow same-day registration. You can certainly argue that election laws like those adopted in North Carolina are unnecessary or imprudent. You cant argue that they are a de facto return to the era of the poll tax. But Hill-ary is undeterred. Evidently, she is fired up and ready to go. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Manning wronged and Miranda’s rightsThere is not a flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people,Ž wrote the late historian How-ard Zinn, author of A Peoples History of the United States.Ž These words were included in a statement by Pfc. Bradley Manning, read by his defense attorney David Coombs, at a press conference following Mannings sentencing to 35 years in military prison for releasing hundreds of thousands of documents to the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks. The statement accompanies Mannings request to President Barack Obama for a presidential pardon. Across the Atlantic, David Miranda, the partner of journalist Glenn Gre-enwald, was detained under Britains terrorism laws at Londons Heathrow Airport, his electronic equipment was confiscated, and he was interrogated and threatened with prison. Both events have heightened the already intense level of scrutiny on the expanding, seemingly unchecked reach of the U.S. government. Miranda is rat-tled, but free. Manning will soon head, shackled, to begin serving his sentence. NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden remains in temporary political asylum somewhere in Russia, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continues his residence in exile, not far from Heath-row, in the cramped Ecuadorean Embas-sy in London. What is remarkable is that this patchwork of individuals has set this brave, new world of global war and surveillance reeling. It was not until I was in Iraq and reading secret military reports on a daily basis that I started to question the morality of what we were doing,Ž Manning wrote in the statement read by Coombs. Whenever we killed innocent civilians, instead of accepting responsibility for our conduct, we elected to hide behind the veil of national security and classified information in order to avoid any public accountability.Ž As he said at the opening of his courtmartial, Manning released the confi-dential material to spark a domestic debate on the role of the military and our foreign policy.Ž The most graphic example was his release of the Apache attack helicopter video, where at least a dozen civilians were killed. The video includes radio transmissions between the soldiers, joking about the violence they were committing. While the video, released by WikiLeaks under the title Collateral Murder,Ž is graphic, the additional releases by Man-ning shed a bright light on the classified wars being waged by the U.S. govern-ment, far from public view. The War Diaries ( include hundreds of thousands of field reports from both Afghanistan and Iraq. In cold military jargon, the classified documents reveal the scale of the brutal-ity of war, the routine violence, and the daily killing of civilians. Coombs continued with Mannings statement: In our zeal to kill the enemy, we internally debated the definition of torture. We held individuals at Guan-tanamo for years without due process. We inexplicably turned a blind eye to torture and executions by the Iraqi gov-ernment. And we stomached countless other acts in the name of our war on terror.Ž Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras are the two journalists who have collab-orated on the Snowden leaks from the outset. Last weekend, David Miranda, a citizen of Brazil, was detained by British authorities for nine hours under Sched-ule 7 of the U.K. Terrorism Act of 2000. Lord Charles Falconer, who helped introduce the law into the British House of Lords, says Mirandas detention was an abuse of the law. Publication in the Guardian is not instigating terrorism,Ž Falconer wrote in that paper. The state may wish that journalists would not publish sensitive material, but it is up to journalists, not the state, to decide where to draw the line.Ž While Miranda is not a journalist, he has long assist-ed his partner Greenwald in his work, and the authorities in Britain, including Prime Minister David Cameron, who reportedly had advance knowledge of Mirandas detention, knew full well that he was no terrorist. The violation of Mirandas rights has created a political firestorm in Britain, whose equivalent to the National Secu-rity Agency, the Government Commu-nications Headquarters (GCHQ), has come under equal scrutiny for wide-spread surveillance. David Coombs finished reading Mannings statement at the post-sentencing press conference: When I chose to disclose classified information, I did so out of a love for my country and a sense of duty to others.Ž Addressing President Obama, Manning wrote: If you deny my request for a pardon, I will serve my time knowing that sometimes you have to pay a heavy price to live in a free society. I will gladly pay that price if it means we could have a country that is truly conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all women and men are created equal.Ž The morning after his sentencing, Manning issued a statement that read, in part, As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female. Given the way that I feel, and have felt since childhood, I want to begin hormone therapy as soon as pos-sible. I hope that you will support me in this transition.Ž Q „ Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. „ Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!,Ž a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the co-author of The Silenced Majority,Ž a New York Times best-seller. OPINIONHillary’s race card i i C w c o rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly s h a a m d amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly




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Make a conscious effort to see each of your cats at the food dish daily, and if you give them canned rations once a day, feed them separately. Q Changes in litter-box habits: Many times, a behaviorŽ problem is really a health problem, and avoiding the litter box or using it more often than normal is one of the classic symptoms. A cat with an undiagnosed urinary-tract infection or diabetes, for example, may break his normal patterns of litter-box use. Hes not badŽ „ hes sick! Q Changes in drinking habits: Cats drink more in the summer than in the winter, but even taking that into consid-eration, you should be aware of changes in your cats drinking habits „ too much or too little. Q Changes in grooming: If you notice your cat looking ill-kempt, he likely has a problem, especially if hes normally fastidious. Grooming is one of the most important parts of a cats routine, and the cat who isnt tak-ing care of his coat isnt well. Q Changes in voice: You know whats normal for your cat „ how often he pipes up and how he sounds when he does. If your cat is noisier than usual or more quiet or the sounds he makes are dif-ferent, something is going on.Wellness examinations (once or even twice a year) are especially important for cats, but cats are statistically less likely than dogs to see a vet-erinarian at all. That makes keeping an eye on a cats phys-ical and behavioral variances even more important.Taking your cat in for what veterinarians call an ADRŽ or Aint Doing RightŽ visit may seem unneces-sary, but any veterinarian and many a cat lover will tell you about cats whose lives were saved (or about the money that was saved) because their owners turned their observations into a veteri-nary visit and caught something before it got worse. Cats can be mysterious creatures, but they typically share clues to their secrets. Careful owner observation and some veterinary sleuthing has solved many feline health mysteries. Take the time to be a feline detective, and you and your cat will both be better off! Q A cat who “lets himself go” may be ill: Routines such as grooming are very important to cats, and changes should be considered a clue that a pet may be sick. PET TALESSolving a feline mysteryCatch cat illness early by watching for your pet’s cues


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A8 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYtrills beautifully executed. And her knowing eyes, those limpid pools of green, foretell Violettas unhap-py fate in a video from 1980. Thirty-three years later, those eyes sparkle like emeralds as Madame Zeani, who lives in suburban West Palm Beach, talks about her career, first as a perform-er then as a teacher. I was the age of 6 in the countryside and I was singing all the time to my mother,Ž she says. She sings a ditty in a low, even tone.I cannot say that there was a moment in my life that I did not sing or whistle,Ž she says. She whistles, letting loose a bril-liant trill that resonates throughout her elegantly appointed living room. I was 5 or 6 and I would whistle in the garden for the birds.Ž Rocky, her perky bichon fris, barks his approval. Madame Zeani will turn 88 in October, and she still draws applause, whether its at home or in public. Lately, she has drawn accolades.In 2010, Classical Singer magazine named her Teacher of the Year. Also in 2010, King Michael of Romania awarded her his highest honor, Nihil Sine Deo.Ž And on Sept. 28, the Venetian Arts Society of Fort Lauderdale will hold a golden anniversary salon in Madame Zeanis honor, including the screening of a documentary that will offer highlights of her career. Shes such a charming woman. The audience is going to eat her up with a spoon,Ž said William Riddle, executive director of the Venetian Arts Society. Still quite elegant, she is every inch the diva, but she is very approachable. She is very positive, but very strong. An international diva is not a wallflower, so I found out from the very beginning what a strong persona this woman has,Ž said one of Madame Zeanis former students, Marilyn Mims, herself an inter-nationally known soprano, and now a vocal instructor at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Madame Zeani honed that personality in a world that was much as it had been centuries before. I was born in the countryside in Romania, where there was no electricity, no water, nothing. It was a peasant place, so I stayed there until the age of 6,Ž she says. She was born in 1925. No electricity meant no radio and little exposure to the outside world. I heard always the gypsies and I was so enchanted that every time they played for Sunday afternoons singing with, as the French say, bouche be,Ž open mouth,Ž she says, her accent revealing her Romanian roots. Then at age 9, she fell in love with opera after seeing a production of Mad-ama B utterfly.Ž I saw B utterfl y and I came home and I told my mother I would be an opera singer. She told me to forget these stupid things,Ž she says. That exposed her to a bold, new world.For me, the first important thing was to hear the radio. The second was to see the bathroom in porcelain,Ž Madame Zeani says, laughing.Learning operaAt 13, she moved to Bucharest and began to study music in earnest. She sang in a church choir and she paid for lessons with the nominal fee she received for her choral work. She came of age during World War II, and in March 1947, at age 21, she traveled to Milan to study with tenor Aureliano Pertile. She also learned from conductor Arturo Toscaninis coaches at La Scala, the world-famous opera house in Milan. By then, Romania had come under the communist government that would rule for more than 40 years. She did not see her parents for 16 years after she left Romania for Italy. She learned major roles and worked toward winning leads at regional opera houses. Then, in 1948, her big break came.Soprano Margherita Carosio fell ill and the Teatro Duse in Bologna needed a replacement for its Violetta in Verdis La Traviata.Ž Madame Zeani was available.She was all of 22, and she was a sensation. She sang Violetta more than 600 times over the course of her career. That led to tours all over Europe, including performances in England dur-ing Queen Elizabeth IIs coronation year.Operatic coupleIt was at Milans La Scala that her personal destiny was fulfilled. She made her debut there in 1956 as Cleopatra in Handels Julius Caesar.Ž Bass Nicola Rossi Lemeni, with whom she had briefly sung in Bellinis I Puri-taniŽ in Florence, had the title role. He had been costumed as an older man in Puritani;Ž she had not realized they were close in age. This time, it was love at first sight.Within a week, Mr. Rossi Lemeni asked her to marry him. She accepted three weeks later, and they married in Rome the next spring. Her pregnancy with their son Alessandro may partially explain her absence from the American stage. Rudolf Bing, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, had tried to engage her. She had signed a two-year contract, then married and then was awaiting the birth of her son. I didnt come, and Bing was upset for years,Ž she says. He was powerful, and could make or break singers careers in the United States. His firing of soprano Maria Callas in 1958 created a scandal. Madame Zeani managed to avoid that. After all, she enjoyed following her husband and had a solid career in Italy. She even created a role, that of Blanche in Francis Poulencs Dialogue of the Carmelites,Ž for the operas premiere at La Scala. Traveling back and forth to dates in America was exhausting, she says. One winter, she performed four separate dates, making the trans-Atlantic crossing each time. I was not trying to have celebrity. I was trying to work hard and to have an honest career. This was my idea, and I am so happy when I see people of a cer-tain age that heard me on the stage and they say, Oh, we had a big emotion, we were so happy. They never make public-ity of this,Ž she says. She does remember much of the publicity surrounding Callas. When she died, I passed from here to there, I arrived in Bucharest to record Tosca and I called home and the house-keeper said my husband was not home because he was called to the Italian television network because Callas was dead,Ž she says. Madame Zeanis husband had traveled on the same ship as Callas from the United States to Italy shortly before Callas made her famous debut in La GiocondaŽ at the Arena in Verona in 1947. Both had been engaged to sing in TurandotŽ in Chicago but the company folded before the show opened. In Verona, Callas had wowed the crowd while singing at a home. Madame Zeanis husband introduced her to the artistic director of the Verona Opera Festival. She was this big woman, and she sings Norma. And everybody says, My God, she can sing Gioconda, because she had this immense, solid sound, with which sound she sang a lot of Wagner in the beginning of her life,Ž Madame Zeani says. People forget these things. They write stupidity. She died for stupidity. Im sorry.Ž It never was easy for Callas, who was a teen in German-occupied Greece dur-ing World War II, had a brilliant career, a failed marriage, an ill-fated romance with Aristotle Onassis, then died under mys-terious circumstances in 1977. Maria was always unhappy with everything,Ž Madame Zeani says.Second careerThere would appear to be nothing unhappy about Madame Zeani. For more than 30 years, Madame Zeani has been known as an inspired teacher. Around the time she and Mr. Rossi Lemeni were curtailing their stage careers, they received an invitation to teach at Indiana University in Bloom-ington, academic home to some of the nations top musicians, including Joshua SOPRANOFrom page 1 >> What: Venetian Arts Society Gala Salon celebrating the life and career of Virginia Zeani. >> When: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 >> Where: Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale >> Cost: $45 non-members, $30 members >> Info: (954) 709-7447 or COURTESY PHOTOSThe eyes have it: A glamour shot of Virginia Zeani taken in the 1950s or ’60s.Virginia Zeani and her husband, Nicola Rossi Lemeni, star in “The Tales of Hoffman.” Virginia Zeani and her husband, Nicola Rossi Lemeni, in the 1960s.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 NEWS A9 Bell, Sylvia McNair, Chris Botti, Leon-ard Slatkin, Hoagy Carmichael and Ms. Mims. I think I was one of the first to enroll as one of her private voice students. I had only been studying singing for, like, two or three years at that point,Ž Ms. McNair says by phone from Bloomington, where she also has followed Madame Zeanis path as a singer and a teacher. I was an idiot. I didnt know anything. I had no idea the legendary career this woman had had and was still having at that point. I had no idea that she was an artist on the same level as Maria Callas, Renata Tebaldi „ the great divas. They were the reigning prima donnas at the great opera houses for two to three decades.Ž Ms. McNair, a soprano who has had an impressive international career of her own, was in awe. Madame Zeani and husband had moved from Rome. So she moved to the middle of a cornfield in southern Indiana and all I knew at that point was what I heard on a recording or two. I didnt realize what I was walking into,Ž she says. Madame Zeani says her husband had been invited to teach in Bloomington. We were thinking, no its not possible. We refused. Then the dean called again and called again,Ž she remembers. And at a certain point, I said to Nicola, You have to go see this university. Its the best in the world, very well organized.Ž He liked the campus and persuaded his wife to come see. My friends in Rome said, You are here so important. In Indiana, you have to go with the Indians. But I was curioso so I came to visit him,Ž she says. She also liked the town and the campus. I was 56, he would be 61 and we said, What the hell? ƒ I came to Indiana and lived with the Indians and they didnt kill me, so I stayed there 24 years.Ž Mr. Rossi Lemeni died in 1991; Madame Zeani continued to teach in Blooming-ton until 2002, when she settled in West Palm Beach after visiting former student Marilyn Mims. Ms. Mims met Madame Zeani after auditioning in 1984. I sang two very difficult arias with my audition at 10 a.m., and I wrote her a note. She immediately called me on the phone, and Ill never forget that phone call because I couldnt understand a word she was saying,Ž Ms. Mims says. Madame Zeani did not really learn English until she settled in the United States. Bless her heart, I doubt she spoke five words of English, so she did a lot of her teaching by demonstration, which meant I got to hear her sing a lot. That meant I was hearing this voice as beautiful as the purest diamond coming out of the face and body of this drop-dead gorgeous woman. I was a graduate student,Ž Ms. McNair says. I didnt have a hundred dollars, and here swans into my life a prima donna assoluta.Ž And a prima donna she remains.On a busy afternoon, Madame Zeani holds court in the living room as two vocal students, sopranos from Romania and from Switzerland, greet visitors. She helps those students train their voices and they help her around the house. In the past year, arthritis in her knee has made walking painful, and she frequently uses an elegant silver-capped cane. When she needs assistance, she sings out to the students, who match her note for note, tone for tone. She still drives, calling it my great joy.Ž But beyond that joy are her legacies of music and family. Its not just about her gift, or my gift. Its about the gift that were pass-ing down to future generations. It has such tentacles in the world of singing,Ž said Ms. Mims, who named her daugh-ter Virginia, also a classical singer, after Madame Zeani. Thank you, God, that they did come to America, because I do not think that there would be a lot of Ital-ian bel canto singing going on.Ž As for family, her son, Alessandro, a physician, lives around the corner from her with his wife and son. I have family who are ex-Italian who are American. Everybody has to find the country of the dreams of every Europe-an, America. Now, if our dreams are not the same, who cares? Its a great, great country. After Italy, which is difficult at this moment, I would never want to live in another place.Ž She muses some more, then, with a prima donnas largesse, she calls for Champagne and the laughter continues. Q ABOVE: A recent portrait of soprano Virginia Zeani. RIGHT: Madame Zeani as Violetta in “La Traviata.”


A10 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYThe loss of a pet can cause incomprehensible grief Gina blinked twice and did a double take. The neighbors new dog looked just like Fluffy. But, of course it wasnt Fluffy. Gina fought to hold back tears. Her beloved poodle, Fluffy had died six months ago after a protracted illness, and Gina had been heartsick ever since. She couldnt stop crying, and had lost her zest for so many of the activities shed previously enjoyed. Her husband Phil, had been just as upset about losing Fluffy at first, but hed bounced back a lot quicker. Lately, it seemed as if Phil was becoming increasingly more frustrated with her. He was too diplomatic to say: Enough already,Ž but everything about his demeanor and tone of voice implied that he believed it was about time she let go of the sadness. He wanted to enjoy himself, and Ginas somber mood was dragging him down. Gina and Phil had no children. When she told others that Fluffy had been her beloved child, she knew they just didnt understand. She knew they were thinking: How can you equate feelings for an animal with the love of a child?Ž One acquaintance had seemed almost belligerent when Gina had confided how much she missed Fluffy. Come on, Gina. Its just a dog. But, then again, I guess if youve never had children of your own, you might equate the two.Ž It took every bit of restraint for Gina to keep from smacking her. Gina had eventually stopped talking about Fluffy to some of her girlfriends because of reactions like this. If others were becoming exasperated with her, she didnt care. Fluffy had been her baby, and she missed him terribly.For those of us who are NOT animal lovers, please indulge a discussion that will hopefully speak to the hearts of the folks whove been smitten by their four-legged friends. When an individual forges an intense bond with a beloved pet, the passing of this creature may be an excruciating loss. Those of us whove never estab-lished this level of connection with animals may not be able to fathom this pain. We may be genuinely baffled by the intense grief reactions shown and may truly believe: Its just an animal after all.Ž To imply that one should move on, and not grieve, may uninten-tionally communicate a callous insensi-tivity to anothers loss „ a loss that can be quite real, and quite deep. Some of us have had very limited or compromised social interactions in our every day lives. We may have had hurtful or disappointing relationships with others, or discouraging experi-ences or setbacks. However, with our pets, we may feel free to show an unin-hibited, playful side of ourselves were too intimidated to display anywhere else. And, we may actually like this side of ourselves. Coming home daily to a pet that accepts our flaws and loves us uncon-ditionally may be a source of enormous comfort and joy. And, for those of us who have not have children of our own (whether by choice or circumstance) our pets may have filled an emotional void, offering a fulfilling sense of family connection. All of us handle grief in a very unique and individual way. We may not fully understand what we are feeling, or even comprehend why we are being impact-ed the way we are. The level of grief we experience will often be determined by our stage of life and particular life circumstances, the longevity and breadth of the bond with the animal, and the particulars of this loss. And, of course, our history of emotional bonding and the quality of other relationships in our lives will be a deter-mining factor. Some of us will find that intense feelings can be triggered even years after the loss; upon the sighting an animal on the street, or an anniversary date that passes. We may feel a bit defensive or embar-rassed that were strug-gling the way we do. When those around us minimize the loss or imply its inappropriate to react so strongly to the loss of a non-human, we may become hurt or highly offended, and our grieving process may be hampered. Sometimes our family members are at a loss on how to be support-ive to us. They may feel awkward and frustrated, and desperate for life to return to the way it was. They dont always understand that they can be show tremendous compassion, even when saying nothing; just by squeezing our hands and communicating patient acceptance. We should never underestimate the pow-erful draw of a bond with a being that loves us unconditionally, ask-ing very little in return. Losing this comfort and source of joy can be incomprehensible. Q „ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. A Palm Beach Gardens resident, she holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached at 561-630-2827, online at www., or on Twitter @LindaLipshutz.Love, labor, lost My dad left home in search of a job during the heart of the Great Depres-sion when he was 17 years old. I have an old photograph of him taken in South Carolina in the National Guard. He had a gun, a uniform, and a small stipend that enabled him to get started with his life in those lean years. During World War II he joined the Navy, worked in the mailrooms of the Atlantic fleet and learned the postal business. On dis-charge from the Navy, he went to work in the U.S. Post Office in Jacksonville where our family took root. As a rail-way postal clerk, he worked in a mail car on the Ham and Jack line for 30 years. Over time, moving mail by air and truck became more common, and railway postal clerks went the way of the dinosaur. When his job disappeared, Dad managed the transition successfully. He scrambled for an appointment for and served three years as a postmaster of a small rural post office in central Flor-ida. When he retired, his work history spanned more than 60 years, most of that time also spent working in a second job, running a house painting business to increase his earnings. That extra income enabled my brother to go to college, paid for the family automo-biles, and eventually resulted in enough savings to purchase a lakeside cabin where my father spent his retirement years, growing a beautiful vegetable garden, and tending a grape vineyard from which many a bottle of Florida wine was made. My dad was a hard-working man. The fruits from his labor enabled my brother and me to grow up in a safe neighborhood, in a modest home with a stay-at-home mom. When I think about the working people of this country and the diversity todays workers represent, I think of my father. Having experi-enced the uncertainty of hard economic times, the job security he enjoyed then as a government employee was both a blessing and a curse. He might have had ambition to do more with his life, but he grew up in a time and in a circumstance that the yoke of responsibility was great to provide for his family as his first and only priority. I will never know all the sacrifices he made to stay put and make do, in order to bring home a regular paycheck. There was no flavor of entitlement to it. He worked hard as a public servant providing a needed service. Yet he had no illusions about the limitations of the choice and sometimes bridled against it. He made himself content with the benefits of a sustained and predict-able path that allowed for a decent standard of living. Its benefits included the ability to buy a home; health and medical coverage; a modest income on retirement; savings that allowed him to pursue his gardening and to go fishing now and then; and an annual trip dur-ing the holidays to visit the kids, now grown and gone. Today, who among the nations working families would not be grateful for just this much? This was a humble American Dream and now its gone missing. The origins of Labor Day a hundred years ago are still subject to debate, but there is no doubt its catalyst was a grow-ing appreciation for the workers whose labors were building the country toward greatness. It is hard to find evidence of that thankfulness now. Labor Day seems in majority repurposed as a shopping event and the last hurrah of summer. Large parades of marching union locals, vast picnics celebrating the communi-ties workers and their families, and the flowery speeches in praise of the Ameri-can worker are in short supply. Blame it on the poisonous political climate and the Darwinian economics of our time. Unions are demonized. Suspicion and derision are broadly caste upon work-ing people trying to make a livable wage. Hard work used to be a way out of poverty but it has become an anchor for low-wage workers keeping them there. The path is closing that made it possible for my father and millions of others to aspire to a middle class stan-dard of living. Once upon a time, we thought about the economy and American workers dif-ferently. The U.S. Department of Labor says on its website, The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest pro-duction the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appro-priate, therefore, that the nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nations strength, free-dom, and leadership „ the American worker.Ž The nations love of its labor seems lost; and, if the plight of American work-ers now are any indication, we have no cause for celebration. Q „ Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian and immediate past president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Her professional career spans more than 25 years in the charitable sector, leading major philanthropic institutions in the South and rural Appalachia. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. Email her at and follow Lilly on Twitter @llilly15.Have you seen Otis? Friends: I was finalizing the last details of this article when I received notice that my beloved dog, Otis, a 10-pound male Havanese, white with tan markings, ran away while under the care of a trusted pet sitter. We have been searching frantically for him since August 19. He was last seen at 13410 South Shore Boulevard in Wel-lington. I am appealing to anyone who may have seen Otis, and may have information about his whereabouts. There is a cash reward. Please call 561-379-9507 or email I would be eternally grateful. j t i c b s w leslie l w f l b linda


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A12 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Wouldnt it be nice if you could schedule your illnesses and injuries? Unfortunately, they dont always “ t neatly into your li fe. Lucky for you, Jupiter Medical Centers Urgent Care Center can handle your bumps and bruises, even after hours and on the weekends. Sprained ankle at 6 p.m.? Earache on Saturday? Fever on Sunday? No problem. Were here for you so you can get in, get out, and get back to go od health. Jupiter Medical Centers Urgent Care Center offers: Some Things Cant Be Scheduled. Urgent Care Center Your Health. Your € (561) 263-7010 5430 Military Trail, Suite 64, Jupiter, FL 33458 (In the Abacoa Shopping Center on the corner of Military Trail and Donald Ross Road in Jupiter)Hours: Monday … Saturday, 8 a.m. … 8 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. … 6 p.m. Recipient of the HealthGrades Americas 50 Best Award’ for 3 Years in a Row (2011-2013)t Fast & Affordable Walk-In Service t Conveniently Located t Adults & Children Welcome t Workers Compensation Injury Treatment t Lab Services t Digital X-Ray t Flu Shots t School Physicals t EKGs t Physical Therapy t Fast Track Services to Jupiter Medical Centers Emergency Room, Advanced Radiology Services or Physician Specialists (if necessary) t Most Major Insurance Plans Accepted Safe driving and workplace classes offered in SeptemberThe Safety Council of Palm Beach County offers driving and workplace safety classes through September. Florida law mandates that drivers 55 and over get an insurance discount on their auto insurance for three years when they take this course. Some insur-ance companies give the discount beginning at age 50. September:4 „ 9 a.m.…4 p.m.: Temple Emeth 5780 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach 19 „ 9 a.m.…4 p.m.: Savannah Court, 2090 North Congress Ave., West Palm Beach 23 „ 9 a.m.…4 p.m.: South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray 24 „ 9:30 a.m.…4:30 p.m.: Temple Beth Tikvah 4550 Jog Road, Greenacres 27 „ 9 a.m.…4 p.m.: North County Senior Center, 5217 Northlake Boule-vard, Palm Beach Gardens All first time drivers in the State of Florida are required to take the Drug Alcohol Traffic Awareness (DATA) course before applying for their license. September:21 „ 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Safety Council, 4150 W. Blue Heron Blvd., Suite 110 Riviera BeachBasic Driver Improvement September: 6 „ 8:30 a.m.…12:30 p.m.: Safety Council, 4150 W. Blue Heron Blvd., Suite 110 Riviera Beach 10 „ 9:30 p.m.…1:30 p.m.: Temple Beth Tikvah 4550 Jog Road, Greenacres 11 „ 6 p.m.…10 p.m.: Wellington High School 12 „ 12 p.m.-4 p.m.: South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray 18 „ 8:30 a.m.…12:30 p.m.: Temple Emeth, 5780 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray 25 „ 6 p.m.-10 p.m.: Safety Council, 4150 W. Blue Heron Blvd., Suite 110 Riviera Beach 30 „ 8:30 a.m.…12:30 p.m.: Safety Council, 4150 W. Blue Heron Blvd., Suite 110, Riviera Beach Motorcycle Rider CourseCombined classroom and road course includes motorcycles and is required for motorcycle endorsement. Class runs from Thursday evening from 6 p.m. … 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. September 19, 21 and 22: Wellington High School, 2101 Greenview Shores Blvd., Wellington Workplace SafetyUnless noted classes will be held at the Safety Council. September: 3 and 4: Maintenance of Traffic Intermediate 5: Maintenance of Traffic Intermediate Refresher 20: Safe food Handler/ManagerFor more information, contact the Safety Council at 845-8233. Q


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 20133 A13 Got Download?The iPad App Its FREE! Visit us online at Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. Its Local. Its Entertaining. Its Mobile. Good Samaritan Medical Center offers video monitoring for patients with seizures SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYGood Samaritan Medical Centers neurodiagnostic department now offers long-term video-EEG monitor-ing for patients who suffer from seizures. This technology allows staff to simulta-neously view the patients brain activity and physi-cal behaviors on two monitors. One camera uses an EEG (electroencepha-logram) to record electrical activity in the brain while a second focuses on the room to ensure the patients safety if an epi-sode occurs. The video-EEG camera has an attached microphone to capture the patients verbalizations and allow staff to describe what they are seeing in real time. By adopting this procedure, weve greatly improved our patients qual-ity of care,Ž said Mark Nosacka, CEO at Good Samaritan Medical Center, in a prepared statement. The process is extremely safe and effective in diagnosing sei-zures and non-epileptic attacks.Ž The best candidates for the vid-eo-EEG monitor-ing are those who have never been clearly diagnosed. The process allows patients to find out more information about their condition. Based on the results, a doctor will prescribe a drug treatment plan specific to the patients needs. To learn more about Good Samaritan Medical Center, or to find a doctor, visit or call 655-5511. Q HEALTHY LIVINGUSF recipient of $4.2 million to help uninsured get care SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Health Council of Southeast Florida is the lead agency, for Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast, tasked with helping individuals navigate the new Health Insurance Marketplace under the Patient Pro-tection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This role falls under USFs one-year, $4.2-million award to help eligible uninsured Floridians. In a statement, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kath-leen Sebelius said, Navigators will be among the many resources available to help consumers understand their cov-erage options in the marketplace ƒ So they can find the option that best fits their budget and needs.Ž The HHS award is designed to provide assistance to those navigatingŽ complex new health care benefits „ a role in which HCSEF is already an established leader in its work with access to care through its Navigate PBC initiative and as a Regional Navi-gator Project for Florida KidCare,the states Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This funding will be beneficial in helping us help those who will be navigating this new system,Ž said Andrea Stephenson, executive direc-tor of HCSEF. It is vitally important for people to understand their options, then to enroll in the appropriate plans, and finally to effectively utilize the health benefits they will have.Ž USF will oversee and work with a consortium of 10 partners, including HCSEF, to reach and assist individu-als and families throughout the state. Navigators will be trained and certified to provide unbiased information in a culturally-competent manner and will be prepared to inform and assist consumers with choices about health insurance, the new Health Insurance Marketplaces, qualified health plans, and public programs including Med-icaid and the Childrens Health Insur-ance Program. HCSEF has identified partners in their five-county service area to help expand its education, out-reach and enrollment initiatives. Health Council of Southeast Florida is a private, not-for-profit corporation established as a local health council under Chapter 408.033, Florida Stat-utes, with the mission of providing coordinated health planning designed to enhance the provision of accessi-ble, affordable and high quality health care services to all persons residing in the service district: Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties. Local health councils work with communities on efforts designed to improve access to health care, reduce disparities in health status, assist state and local governments in the develop-ment of sound and rational healthcare policies and advocate on behalf of vulnerable and underserved popula-tions. Q ADVERTISEMENT ASK THE DENTAL EXPERT Question: Why do my dentures keep sliding around in my mouth? Answer: If you lose teeth and wear a denture, you will get atrophy, which is jawbone loss and/or shrinkage. Over time, the atrophy will advance and the fit of your denture becomes compromised. In fact, your dentures may slip and slide around in your mouth, and hopefully not out of your mouth. As bone loss gets worse, the fit of your dentures will deteriorate even further. Natural teeth have 150-250 pounds per square inch (PSI) of chewing power. New dentures are around 50 PSI. Dentures, after 10 years, can have a little as 6 PSI! 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A14 BUSINESS WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY The runaway cost of educating a nationFew U.S. citizens are aware that federal liabilities currently total close to $17 trillion. Some $12 trillion is issued debt or government bonds. The balance of liabilities is mostly IOUs to the various trust funds of the social programs, Social Security, Medicare, etc. To see the breakdown for yourself, visit www.Treasury Fewer citizens are cognizant that the U.S. federal government has directly loaned more than $569 bil-lion just to fund loans to students for their post-secondary education and the government has guaranteed another $429 billion of student loan debt. And even fewer citizens connect those dots to come to an understand-ing that the U.S. borrowed money from domestic and foreign lenders (and is paying interest on the debt) in order to turn around and make loans to students and that the U.S. is realistically on the hook for billions more as student defaults will trigger performance of the federal guarantee. Of the $1.2 trillion in total student loans currently outstanding, approxi-mately $1 trillion is tied to the U.S. government. To put the size of stu-dent loans in perspective, consider that total U.S. credit card debt is smaller, at a mere $800 billion. When a citizen hears these big numbers, they likely think: how could student loans have outpaced credit card debt levels? Will student loans get repaid? What is the U.S. govern-ments ultimate exposure to all this debt? First, the federal exposure to student loans is mostly through direct federal lending, at $569 billion. Sec-ond, the government has guaranteed some $429 billion of private sector student loans, also known as Federal Family Education Loans. The balance of federal loans is de minimis. As per the reports of the National Student Loan Program Data System (third quarter of federal fiscal year, ended June 30), some 41 percent of the $569 billion in direct loans is cur-rently in repayment.Ž A meaningful percentage of student loans has questionable credit status or is in actual default. Spe-cifically, 5 percent is on default, 8 percent is in forbearance; 13 percent is being deferred; 7 percent is in a graceŽ period; summed, 33 percent is in limbo. The balance, 23 percent of direct student loans, relates to students still in school. Therefore, the credit status of the 23 percent will take several years to be determined, as these loans do not require current interest and/or principal repayments. Hence, stu-dent loans are called long tailŽ loans because so much of the payment does not happen on the beginning of the loan. Repayment timing is skewed to the tail end or maturity of the loan. However, a percentage of the loans to students who are still in school will ultimately get reclassified into a limbo state. Assuming 33 percent of the 23 percent gets reclassified into nonpayment for whatever reason, then a whopping 40 percent of the $569 billion (or $227 billion) might well be in trouble. But that is just the numbers on direct loans and does not consider the exposure of the U.S. government on loans that it has guaranteed. Estimates of collectability of FFEL loans, those that are guaranteed, is found in a study, Student Loans: Title IV Student loan Program MetricsŽ by Mark Weadick of Student Loan Capi-tal Strategies LLC. As of June 30, 2012, the percentage of FFEL loans in for-bearance or default was 34 percent. Based on a combined forbearance and default rate of 34 percent, some $145 billion in loans currently have a high probability of not being repaidƒ and that is before any extrapolation of student loans that have not even entered repayment status. How did these student loan numbers get to be so very big? They grew at a rapid rate since 2007. The direct loan portion grew by 500 percent, from $100 billion in 2007 to $569 bil-lion in 2013! Did the number of students attending college increase by 500 percent over the same period? No. College costs exploded. And what allowed college costs to explode? The availability of federal loans did, by reen-forcing a circle of rising costs being able to be easily financed. Now, instead of the U.S. government seeing the mess that it has made, a new proposal by President Obama will thicken the plot of student loan originations. As proposed, the fed-eral government, through the Depart-ment of Education, would begin rank-ing colleges and universities. The rankings will consider graduation rates, incomes upon graduation, stu-dents who went on to earn advanced degrees, cost effectiveness, ability to deliver quality education and/or his-tory of widening the gates for lower incomes students. Somehow a matrix is supposed to emerge that will allow the federal government to grant more money to better-ranked colleges or lower loan rates to their students. Student loans are HUGE and growing faster than consumer credit. They are already deeply troubled. Their long tailŽ nature makes it impossible to know today how bad the future ultimate repayment will be. The cure being proposed by the current admin-istration is far from a cure and only deepened the governments reach and adds complexity to a very messy sec-tor of spending. Q „ Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 239-571-8896. Find her on Facebook at Jeannette Showalter, CFA. t s n s c g jeannette SHOWALTER CFA showalter@ww fsyst MONEY & INVESTINGCris Martinez joins WPBF 25 First Alert Weather Team SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe WPBF 25 First Alert Weather Team expands to five severe weather experts with the addition of Meteo-rologist Cris Martinez from WGCL in Atlanta, the station announced. Mr. Martinez holds the Certified Broadcast Meteorology (CBM) Seal of Approval from the American Meteoro-logical Society, of which he is a mem-ber. Hes also involved in the National Weather Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Were excited to add Cris as another experienced veteran to the WPBF 25 First Alert Weather Team,Ž said WPBF 25 President and General Manager Caroline Taplett. Cris has a real pas-sion for weather. The combination of his expertise and engaging on-air per-sonality fully complement our existing weather team and will give our view-ers one more reason to watch the most accurate and trusted group of forecasters in the West Palm Beach market.Ž I knew from a very young age that my life would involve studying and fore-casting weather. Now I get to return to Florida and apply my passion to South Floridas fascinating and volatile climate,Ž said Mr. Martinez. I consider interacting with viewers one of the highlights of my job, and I look forward to keeping people safe and informed while personally addressing their questions and concerns. I couldnt ask for a better team to be a part of than WPBF 25 First Alert Weather, and Im especially excited to collaborate with Mike Lyons, whos been forecasting here for over two decades.Ž Mr. Martinez has been affiliated with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, March of Dimes, and the American Diabetes Association. He spends his free time working out, researching tornadoes and tropical weather, cooking and enjoying the outdoors. He joins veterans Mike Lyons, Sandra Shaw, Justin Mosley, and special con-tributor Felicia Rodriguez. Q Cris Martinez


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With support from participating libraries in Palm Beach and Treasure Coast counties, the McDonalds Read-ing Challenge encourages children in grades K-5 to sign up for a library card or show a valid library card to receive coupons for McDonalds menu items, while supplies last, and to enter a library prize drawing. More than 10,000 children throughout Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast participated in the McDonalds Reading Challenge program last year. Our patrons love the McDonalds Reading Challenge. The children start asking about it at the beginning of the summer and look forward to a visit by Ronald McDonald who gets them excit-ed about reading and participating in the Challenge. For over 20 years, chil-dren in Palm Beach County have been participating in McDonalds Reading Challenge and lovin it!Ž said Cilla Jacobson, Youth Services Coordinator for the Palm Beach County Library System, in a prepared statement. Throughout September, reading ambassador Ronald McDonald will host story hours at the following librar-ies in Palm Beach and Treasure Coast Counties: Okeechobee Library, Sep-tember 4, 3:30 p.m.; Palm Beach County Main Library, September 6, 4:30 p.m.; Elizabeth Lahti Library, Indiantown, September 7 11 a.m.; North Palm Beach Public Library, September 11, 3:30 p.m.; Lake Park Library, September 25, 4 p.m. In addition to McDonalds, sponsors of the Reading Challenge include Flor-ida Dairy Farmers, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co., Parenting Plus Magazine, Scripps and 103.1 WIRK. Complete rules for the McDonalds Reading Challenge are available at participating libraries or by calling 833-2723. Q 21st Annual McDonald’s Reading Challenge set for September SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________Palm Beach SCOREs mission is to help businesses thrive and grow and the nonprofit will once again offer a Boot-Camp series for people who want to start their own business or grow their existing enterprise. Palm Beach SCORE continues to expand its services to provide more accessible, low-cost resources to entrepreneurs. Starting Sept. 4, SCORE launches its four-part workshop series called Sim-ple StepsŽ „a business-boot camp designed to guide aspiring entrepre-neurs through the basics of building a business. The workshop includes the creation of financial and marketing plans as well as an estimate of the fund-ing needed to get started. Preparation and planning is just as important as a great idea when it comes to small business success,Ž says Jerry Steinberg, who will step up to the role of chapter chair of SCORE Palm Beach in October. Steinberg was also recently appointed to serve a three-year term on Palm Beach Countys Small Busi-ness Assistance Advisory Committee (OSBA), which works to encourage the growth and development of small busi-ness in the county. After spending 48 years in sales and marketing manage-ment positions, he is passionate about small business growth and success and spends hours personally mentoring SCORE clients in addition to chapter activities and administration. The Simple StepsŽ workshop fourpart series will take place at Keiser University, 2085 Vista Parkway, West Palm Beach. Each session runs from 5:15 to 8:15 p.m. The cost is $99 in advance or $130 at the door. Register at The Simple StepsŽ Boot Camp series includes:Workshop #1: Great Idea! Wed. Sept. 4€ Getting your business idea Steps to develop and fine tune your business concept € Doing market research How to identify your target audience and learn how they buy € Doing competitive research How to know what your competitors are doing € Pricing your product or service Learn to properly price your product for business success Workshop # 2: Marketing Your Business, Wed. Sept 11 Branding your business Steps to creating your brand € Developing your marketing plan Crafting a plan to communicate your marketing message € Marketing your business with social media How use social media most effectively Workshop # 3: Financial matters, Tues. Sept 17 € Financial Planning Why you need it and how to forecast your sales, costs, profits and assets € Understand and use financial statements € Understand the most important financial ratios to use in measuring your business results € Workshop # 4: The Go or No Go Decision, Wed. Sept 25 € Making the big decision about how to move forward with your business idea € Find financing for your business € Learn how to define the actual funding needs and capital requirements for your business € Hear what several local funding sources have to say about funding avail-ability Other September SCORE Palm Beach workshops include: SCOREs Writing A Winning Business PlanŽ to be held, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Belle Glade Chamber of Com-merce 540 South Main Street, Belle Glade. Writing a Winning Business PlanŽ is useful for anyone in the process of starting a new business or for some-one who started a new business in the past couple years. It also discusses the important of the Business Plan, how to tailor it to the audience its being pre-sented to, and how SCORE will assist you as you develop your plan through free one-on-one mentoring. Price $30 in Advance, $50 at the Door. Register at Phone 833-1672 Anyone considering starting a small business may take advantage of Palm Beach SCOREs Starting a New Busi-ness FREE SeminarŽ to learn whats needed to start a business, outline the work required, compare being an entre-preneur with working for others, and discuss some of the myths and rewards involved. It will help you decide if start-ing your own business is the right thing for you to do. September times and locations for the Free workshop are: Q When: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Q Where: Palm Beach SCORE, 500 South Australian Ave, Suite115, West Palm Beach Q When: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Q Where: Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce, 540 South Main Street, Belle Glade, FL Q When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Q Where: Mandel Public Library, 411 Clematis Street, 3rd Floor, Hibiscus Room, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Q When: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Q Where: Palm Beach SCORE, 500 South Australian Ave, Suite115, West Palm Beach Q Register: Online at SCOREs website: Business owners will benefit from SCOREs Small Business Financial EssentialsŽ to be held Thurs. Sept. 26, 5:45 to 8 p.m. at Keiser University, 2085 Vista Pkwy, West Palm Beach. This workshop will cover the basics of accounting & financial analysis for the small business owner or operator, using practical small business language that the non-accounting owner/opera-tor will understand. Every small busi-ness owner knows that cash flow is critical to their success. Running out of cash because of a lack of planning, or just bad planning, is certainly one of the main reasons why small businesses fail. Price $30 in Advance, $50 at the Door.Q Register: Online at SCOREs website: Palm Beach SCORE Chapter 224 is a nonprofit organization that provides small business counseling and training and works closely with the Small Busi-ness Association. Staff includes more than 30 volunteers who are ready to help small businesses in Palm Beach County and Martin County. SCORE Counselors come from virtually every business category such as market-ing, manufacturing, service and retail. SCORE Chapter 224 is located near downtown West Palm Beach, Florida. Q SCORE offers business boot-camp, workshops


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The preliminary information was posted Aug. 23 for each property on the Property Appraisers website, Property owners who disagree with the proposed amount of their property taxes can voice their objections at pub-lic hearings held in September by their respective taxing authorities. The dates and times are listed on the Notice. My office receives thousands of calls each year from property owners to com-plain about their property taxes, but my office cannot help them with taxation issues,Ž said Property Appraiser Gary Nikolits, in a prepared statement. How-ever, if the property owner has a problem with our Jan. 1 estimate of market value or was denied an exemption or classifi-cation, they should call my office for an explanation.Ž The Property Appraisers contact numbers are on the Notice. If we are unable to resolve the matter, the prop-erty owner can file a petition with the Value Adjustment Board,Ž Mr. Nikolits said. The VAB petition-filing period has begun, and ends Monday, Sept. 16. Hearings on petitions filed in 2013 will begin September 30. Last year, Palm Beach County property owners filed 6,390 VAB petitions, down 18.2 percent from 7,809 VAB petitions filed in 2011, according to a prepared statement from Palm Beach County Clerk Sharon Bock. Taxpayers have three options to file VAB petitions: online at, in person at the Clerks Governmental Center or branch loca-tions, or by mail to 301 North Olive Ave-nue, Room 203, West Palm Beach, 33401. Nearly 30 percent of petitioners used the Clerks myVAB system to file their VAB petitions last year. The myVAB sys-tem gives real-time access to petitions, allows petitioners to view scheduled hearings and submits supporting materi-als electronically. More than 13,000 petitions have been filed online through myVAB since we launched the service in 2008,Ž Ms. Bock said in the statement. For those prop-erty owners who choose to contest their tax bills, myVAB is a simple, convenient way to file a petition and get updates throughout the VAB process.Ž Petition forms for those who choose not to use the online myVAB option are available from the Clerks office, the Property Appraiser, or the Flori-da Department of Revenues website at All VAB petitions „ whether submitted in person, online or by mail „ must include a $15 filing fee. The VAB, which consists of two county commissioners, one school board member and two citizen members, approves and hires special magistrates to settle any disputes between the prop-erty owner and Property Appraiser. It is an independent entity that is not affili-ated with the Property Appraiser or Tax Collector. As clerk to the VAB, the clerks office receives and processes petitions, sched-ules and coordinates hearings, records the hearings and more. For more infor-mation on myVAB, the Value Adjust-ment Board or the Clerk & Comptrol-lers office, see or call 355-6289. Q Police Foundation grant buys microchip scanner for pets SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation has awarded a grant for the purchase of a Universal Microchip Reader to help return stray animals home. Each month, lost animals are found by patrol officers or brought to the police station by local residents. Estab-lishing quick and proper ownership of a pet helps reunite them with their owner and prevents them from being turned over to Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control. The Universal Microchip Scanner is capable of detecting and displaying codes from most brands of microchips and has been demonstrated to have the highest overall sensitivity of commer-cial scanners. The Foundation encourages owners to speak to their vet and consider micro chipping their pets. If your pet is already micro chipped, be sure to keep the microchip registry updated with current information. For more information about the Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation visit Q


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A20 NEWS WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Loggerhead Marinelife Center launches First Responsible Pier Initiative in Florida SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYLoggerhead Marinelife Center has created the first Responsible Pier Initiative in the state of Florida and is already see-ing positive changes because of it. Sea turtle strandings and entanglement with fishing gear are common occurrences throughout the state of Florida. Each year, more than 250,000 sea turtles are accidentally captured, injured or killed by U.S. anglers. Many of these injuries and deaths take place while turtles are migrating through highly fished areas. These occurrences prompted the center to take action, the Marinelife Center said in a prepared statement. We identified local fishing piers as an area in dire need of ocean conserva-tion and sea turtle awareness education,Ž said Tomm y Cutt, LMC chief conservation officer, in the statement. Mr Cutt explained that many times fishermen will accidentally hook a sea turtle and cut off the fishing line. Although there is no prosecution for hooking a sea turtle, we want to educate the fishing commu-nity and public about the importance of contacting the proper authorities,Ž he added. The Responsible Pier Initiative consists of three components. €Cleaning beneath the pier and surrounding areas on a regular basis. €Hosting annual educational workshops for first responders. €Displaying educational signage on the pier. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Jupiter Dive Center, Loggerhead Marina, Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc., Palm Beach County Environmen-tal Resource Management, Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation, Scubapro, the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Ini-tiative and West Palm Beach Fishing Club are nine of the many organizations that have already endorsed this initia-tive. Moving forward, LMC has plans to introduce the program to like-minded organizations and fishing piers around the state of Florida. We are extremely thankful to these organizations for standing behind us on this new initiative. We truly believe that this could help save hundreds of sea turtles annually and provide a brighter outcome for future generations,Ž Mr. Cutt s aid. Lake Worth Fishing Pier and Dania Beach Fishing Pier have already committed to implementing the Responsible Pier Initiative in the future. Loggerhead Marinelife Center has been actively cleaning the Juno Beach Pier on a quarterly basis since 2011. Since its start, LMC and Jupiter Dive Center have removed over 1,300 pounds of debris from underneath the pier, most of it consisting of monofilament fishing line, lead fishing weights and fishing hooks. Fisheries interactions and boat strikes impacted one in four of the sea tur-tle patients treated at LMC last year, emphasizing the need for the Respon-sible Pier Initiative. In 2012, LMC directed conservation training sessions with staff from the Juno Beach Fishing Pier, Palm Beach County Ocean Rescue, Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation and Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management. The purpose of these efforts was to provide first responders at the pier and local beaches with the necessary infor-mation to respond effectively to trau-matic sea turtle injuries and strandings. The final component of this initiative can be seen right here in Juno Beach. The sea turtle rescue and response sig-nage, funded by Palm Beach County has been placed on the pier and continues to act as an educational guide. This signage provides instructions on the proper way to respond if a sea turtle is caught on a fishing hook or entangled in mono-filament fishing line. This information has proven to be both informative and effective. As a result of the Responsible Pier Initiative, one sea turtle has already been successfully rescued. A sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle was transported to LMC back in September 2012 after being accidentally hooked by a fisherman at the Juno Beach fishing pier. Because the first responders had participated in the centers educational workshops, officials knew the proper protocol for handling a hooked sea tur-tle. Once the sea turtle arrived at the centers hospital, radiographs revealed the sea turtle had ingested four hooks; two in the oral cavity, one in the stom-ach and another further in the intestinal tract. Surgery was performed to remove the two in the mouth and one in the stomach. The final hook was passed a week later. After five months of rehabili-tation, the sea turtle was released back into the wild. For more information, see marinelife. org or call 627-8280. Q Pizza Trolly’s Sabatello makes donation to Place of Hope SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYMichael Sabatello, owner of Pizza Trolley, has had a long relationship with Place of Hope, and that connection continued recently with a donation from his gourmet food truck to Place of Hopes newest venture, Treasures for Hope Charity Store. On Aug. 16, Mr. Sabatello presented Treasures for Hope Store Manager Brit-tany McInnis with a check for 10 per-cent of the sales generated from the Pizza Trolley, according to a prepared statement. In recent months, the char-ity store and mobile Italian eatery have formed a mutually beneficial business alliance, in which the Pizza Trolley offers shoppers a convenient dining option right in the stores parking lot. Ms. McInnis said its a draw every time it arrives. People either discover the Pizza Trolley or Treasures for Hope,Ž she said. When people come to shop, they can have a great meal. Or when they stop for a great meal, they can shop for a great cause. Were lucky to have the Pizza Trolley as partners and are appre-ciative of their generous support.Ž Mr. Sabatello partners with other non-profit agencies to market his busi-ness while supporting local, worthwhile causes. What they do is outstanding and special,Ž he said of Place of Hope. Our donation and support is only the right thing to do.Ž Sales from Treasures for Hope directly support the families, youth, opera-tions and programs of Place of Hope. Based in Palm Beach Gardens at 9078 Isaiah Lane, Place of Hope is a faith-based, state-licensed child welfare orga-nization that provides family-style foster care (emergency and long-term); fam-ily outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for domestic minor sexually trafficked victims; transitional housing and support services; adoption and fos-ter care recruitment and support; hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect. For more information about Pizza Trolley, see For more about Treasures for Hope, visit 3540 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, see or call 691-8881. Q COURTESY PHOTO Brandon Price, John Donnini and Pizza Trolley owner Michael Sabatello make a donation to Place of Hope’s charity store manager Brittany McInnis.


A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 A21 FLORIDA WEEKLY Stunning home on premier lot in Jupiter Country Club SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY This stunning, fully furnished Toll Brothers home is located on a premier lot in Jupiter Country Club. Purchase includes a full golf membership. The home at 146 Rosalia offers a spectacular private outdoor living area with pool and summer kitchen. This home is sited on a .3-acre lot with lake and golf views. The spacious 2-story features a master and one guest bedroom on the first floor. A gourmet kitchen offers the finest granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. A sweeping staircase leads to a loft and additional bedrooms and bathrooms. Impact glass and many other extras are offered with this residence. Furnishings are mostly as shown in Toll Brothers models, with some additions by owner. The home has been gently lived in part time by its current owners. The gated community has Palestra with restaurant, two pools, tennis, and a fitness center. The main clubhouse is under construction. Its located five miles from Jupiter beach, and is a 20-minute drive to West Palm Beach airport. Lang Reatly lists the home for $1,350,000. The broker is Vicky Witkowski, 561-398-3830, Q COURTESY PHOTOS


A22 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Lang Realty has sold more homesover $400,000 inPalm Beach Countyover the past 5years than anyother real estatecompany.Jupiter 601 Heritage Drive, Suite 152 Jupiter, FL 33458 (561) 623-1238 Palm Beach Gardens 6271 PGA Blvd., Suite 200 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 (561) 209-7900 West Palm Beach 222 Lakeview Ave., Suite 166 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 340-1200 Delray Beach 900 E. Atlantic Ave., Suite 16 Delray Beach, FL 33483 (561) 455-3300 Manalapan 277A South Ocean Blvd. Manalapan, FL 33462 (561) 853-1100 Boynton Beach At Hunters Run 3200 Clubhouse Lane Boynton Beach, FL 33426 (561) 853-2300 Boca Raton 2901 Clint Moore Rd., Suite 9 Boca Raton, FL 33496 (561) 998-0100 Port St. Lucie 9700 Reserve Blvd. Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 (772) 467-1299 For all your Real Estate needs, call (866) 647-7770 Illustrated Properties RE/MAX Advantage Fite/Shavell Coldwell Banker Prudential Florida Realty LiebowitzLang Realty 1.9% 1.7% 3.5% 3.4% 7.2% 5.0% 7.8% Market Share January 2008 –June 2013 All property types. Data based on RMLS/Trendgraphix reports Palm Beach County 2013. Fun f urni t ur e ma s h up s mak e fo r m o d e rn a ge co ll ect ibl esAbout 20 years ago, two antiques experts wrote a book titled Fantasy Furniture.Ž It spawned a new style based on past ones. Pedestals shaped like blackamoors, chairs with seats that look like huge shells, Victorian furniture that seems to be made from plumbing pipes, and carved wooden chairs and tables that have full-size carved bears holding up tabletops or climbing on chair backs were pictured in the book. Dogs are carved as figures beneath a Victorian-style table. Lifelike figures of women with flowing hair are part of Art Nouveau pieces. Furniture pieces of any age selected for the book were not tradi-tional. The idea persists today. Modern artists have made tables that look like piles of books, and crouching men form the base of a modern cocktail table. Best-known of all is the work of Ital-ian artist Piero Fornasetti, who made a cube-shaped table painted to look like a building, and an umbrella stand painted to look like a live cat sitting on a pile of books. Decorating magazines often show rooms with tables piled with real books to hold a lamp. A table made from a bronze life-size monkey sitting on a leather-bound book and holding another large book over his head sold recently. The 27-inch-high table adds humor to a room at a cost of $1,342. To add to the joke, the book held by the monkey is titled History of Furniture.Ž Q: Awhile ago, Charlie Sheen appeared on The Tonight ShowŽ wearing Babe Ruths 1927 World Series ring. What is that ring worth, anyway? A: Experts think that if the Babes 1927 World Series ring were put up for auc-tion, it could sell for close to $500,000. But the ifŽ is a big one. Sheen bought the ring in a pri-vate sale, and the rings his-tory is murky. At one time it was owned by Barry Halper (1939-2005), a well-known baseball collector. But no one knows exactly how Halper got the ring „ and some of the sports memorabilia he owned has been found to be fake. Q: I recently discovered a 1939 Worlds Fair silver souvenir spoon in my attic. The top of the handle has an embossed image of the fairs EME Building (the engineering building), and the bowl has an etching of the Administration Build-ing. Its marked Rogers Mfg. Co.Ž on the back. Is it worth much? A: The 1939 New York Worlds Fair is a favorite among Worlds Fair col-lectors. Spoons like yours origi-nally were sold in sets of 12 and picture various fair buildings. An individual spoon is not worth a lot. We have seen single spoons selling for $15 to $40. Q: My friend asked me if I still had my Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Hartland figures because she read that they were worth a lot of money. I not only have Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, but also Hart-lands Lone Ranger and Tonto. They are on their original horses and all of the accessories „ hats, saddles, reins, guns and rifles „ are in excellent condition. Please let me know how much they are worth. I have not decided if I want to give them to my grandnieces or not. A: Your Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Bullet (their dog), Lone Ranger and Tonto figurines on horses were made by Hartland Plastics of Hartland, Wis. In 1953 Hartland introduced a series of miniature military and Western figures depicting real and fictional American heroes, wranglers and gunfighters, many mounted on their horses. Early figures were generic cowboys, cowgirls, palo-minos and pintos. In 1954, stars of early TV Westerns were created. They were made until 1963. In good condition, each of these figures sells for about $50 to $350, and even more if they are in their original boxes. Hartland also is known for its more famous „ and more expen-sive „ baseball players, made from 1958 until 1993. Tip: Dont put plastic covers on upholstered furniture or the top of a dining room table. Eventually the plastic could stick to the furniture and ruin the finish. 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 a j t C a T te rry KOVE A live monkey in the living room would be a shock, but this monkey is bronze. He is holding a leather-bound book that serves as a tabletop. The whimsical table sold for $1,342 at Neal Auction Co. in New Orleans in July 2013.


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with a book this summerINSTRUCTIONS FOR READING THIS ARTICLE: 1. Put entire Florida Weekly in a plastic bag. 2. Place in freezer for 15 minutes to up to an hour. 3. Remove bag from freezer, and take paper from bag. Read.Optional: Stand directly in front of a fan or air-conditioning vent while reading.NOW DRIFTS. Sub-zero temperatures numbing your face. Blizzards with snow blowing so hard you cant see two feet ahead of you. Ice storms.Parkas, snow chains on tires, bulky sweaters, wool hats and scarves. Summer „ especially summer in Florida „ is the ideal time to read about winter. Itll help you forget the heat, at least temporarily. Read a thriller that will give you chills, or better yet, read one set in the dead of winter in a brutal, unforgiving place. BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@” SSEE CHILL, A33 X ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 A25 FLORIDA WEEKLY The band that has played just about everywhere in South Florida is going the distance for its next gig. Making Faces, which opened for Barenaked Ladies at SunFest, was to leave Aug. 28 for China on an all-expenses-paid-trip to play the 2013 Zhangjia-jie International Country Music Week, Sept. 1-5. A woman from Hunan, China, saw us at SunFest and loved our band, said we were her favorite,Ž said the bands lead vocalist and guitarist, John DeMatteo. It didnt hurt that the woman was connected to the cultural council in Hunan. Bands from 27 different countries will be playing,Ž Mr. DeMatteo said. Were going play our original music and some cover songs that offer the original flavor of America.Ž He said he expects the four-piece band to play 10 to 15 shows during the visit to China.Making Faces to headline at Hunan festival BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comCOURTESY PHOTO Matt Shea, Matt Gaulin, John DeMatteo, John Boes, Jesse Lopez of the band Making Faces.SEE FACE, A31 X


A26 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Weve got you covered this Summer at STORE Self Storage! STAY COOL t COVERED BREEZEWAY t RAIN OR SHINE Every Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Produce t Flowers t Plants t Breads t Seafood t Bakery Items Cheeses t Sauces t and Much More 561.630.1146 t pbgfl.com11010 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 t Just north of PGA Blvd. on Military Trail SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSA wardrobe malfunction I should have seen comingI love advice books. In the fierce world of dating, I take every advan-tage I can get. I turn to them when I need to know the truth on what to wear (heels), how to behave (sweet-ly) and what men really want (devo-tion, unsurprisingly). After I finish a chapter I feel proud of myself as if Ive done some vaguely healthy thing like walk a mile or eat a plate of kale. Lately Ive expanded my interest outside of romance, which is how I came to pick up Jennifer Scotts hugely entertaining guide, Les-sons from Madame Chic: 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris.Ž Mrs. Scott gives us a step-bystep approach to achieving effortless French glamour, a look that actually takes a lot of work. Thankfully, shes happy to share the tips she learned from her stay overseas (the no make-up look, the 10-item wardrobe and the art of the Mona Lisa smile). She even throws in a few cautionary tales. Under a section titled Check Yourself From Different Angles,Ž she relays a story about a woman she saw walking down the street in Cali-fornia with nice hair, good make-up and an expensive handbag on her arm. This was clearly a woman who cared about her appear-ance,Ž she writes. But the womans pants had a hole run-ning down the seam of the seat. She probably had no idea of the magnitude of the wardrobe malfunction tak-ing place on her backside.Ž The problem, Mrs. Scott says, could have been avoided if the woman had inspected herself from every angle before walk-ing out of the house. I nodded thoughtfully and filed this information away in the mental space where I store helpful tips I already know. I thought, of course you should inspect yourself from every angle. I thought, of course you should look your best when you leave the house. What I should have thought was: Of course wardrobe malfunctions can happen to anyone. On a recent Saturday afternoon I stopped by the grocery store on my way home from a meeting. I wore a white blouse and colorful cotton slacks. The shirt had narrow sleeves, and because I have a horror of exposed bra straps, I had opted for a strapless bra. My version, though, has seen better days. The elastic stays are stretched loose, and if I wear it for too long or stand in a less than upright position, the bra will make its slow way to my waist. I was midway down the bread aisle when I felt my underpinnings heading south. I shrugged my shoulders, tried for a subtle lift and hoped I had every-thing back in place. But as I crossed the parking lot to my car and then turned to lift the first bag of groceries out of my cart, I came eye-to-boob with an awkward reality: My strapless bra had slipped past the point of coverage. And my white blouse? Essentially see-through. I had spent the last 20 minutes giving the fine people of Publix a peep show. I had to laugh there in the parking lot. Madame Chic would certainly be horrified. But at least the bag boy didn't seem to mind. Q w artis


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 20133 A27 Weekday Dinner Specials cannot be combined with any other offer. AWESOME SUMMER SPECIALS New Summer Hours: Open Tues Sun (Closed Monday) Breakfast & Lunch: Tues Fri: 11am 2pm / Sat & Sun: 8am 2pm Dinner: Tues Sat: 5pm 9pm 53,AKE0ARKsWWWTHEPELICANCAFECOM ,OCATEDMILESOUTHOF.ORTHLAKE"LVDONWESTHANDSIDEOF53 20% Off Entire Dinner CheckPMrPM4UESDAYr3ATURDAY.IGHT /R!,,)NCLUSIVE$INNER3PECIALS Tuesday Special: $18.95Braised Short Ribs over Pappardelle Noodles or Mashed PotatoWednesday Special: $18.95Mom Frangiones Spaghetti and Meatballs & Italian Sausage or Rigatoni BologneseThursday Special: $18.95Chicken Marsala prepared with wild mushroom marsala wine sauce, potato, and vegetable !LL7EEKDAY$INNER3PECIALS)NCLUDE "READ3OUPOR3ALAD#OFFEE4EA$ESSERT PUZZLE ANSWERS CONTRACT BRIDGEGreat bridge champs continue to play winning hands BY STEVE BECKERIn 1948, S. Garton Churchill and Cecil Head won the Life Master Pairs with the highest score ever recorded in that event, averaging 65.2 percent for four sessions. More than four decades later, both were still active in the game and still scoring successes. Indeed, in the 1989 Epson Pairs, in which 80,000 players worldwide played the same deals simultaneously, Head, then 78, finished fifth overall in North America and 16th in the world. He was partnered by Dr. George Dysart. On the deal shown, Head achieved a top score by making five clubs doubled following a highly animated auction. West led the king of spades, taken by dumm ys ace. At first glance, it seems declarer must lose two clubs and a diamond, but Head proceeded to prove otherwise. At trick two, he ruffed a spade, then crossed to the ace of hearts and ruffed a heart. Having done all he could to deprive West of safe exit cards, Head next led a low club. West won with the queen and cashed the ace, but was then in a hopeless posi-tion. In practice, he returned a spade, on which Head discarded a diamond from dummy while ruffing in his hand. Declarer cashed the ace of diamonds and led the jack for a ruffing finesse. West covered with the king (it would not have helped him to play low), dummy ruffed, and a heart was ruffed with declarers last trump. Dummys remaining heart was discarded on the ten of diamonds, and dummys two remaining trumps scored the last two tricks to give Head his doubled game. Q


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Tickets: $13 advance, $18 at the doorQBen Prestage — 9 p.m. Sept. 6. Tickets: $7 advance, $10 at the doorQIron Mike Norton/The Demian Band — 9 p.m. Sept. 7. Tickets: $10 advance, $13 at the door 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, Shelton, Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer — 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31. Tickets: $25-$73QJason Aldean and Thomas Rhett — 7 p.m. Sept. 7. Tickets: $37-$452QJohn Mayer and Phillip Phillips — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Tickets: $50-$975QHonda Civic Tour with Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson and PJ Morton — 7 p.m. Sept. 14. Tickets: $48-$3,500 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 Wel-comed 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.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. 29: The Act of KillingŽ and Shadow Dancer.Ž QOther events — Sept. 21: Divas On Stage; $15. Sept. 27-29: LDUB Film Festi-val; $9-$30. Oct. 3-8: Two one-act plays by Woody Allen, Riverside DriveŽ and Central Park WestŽ; $15. Oct. 23: Come-dian Lisa Landry; $26-$30. 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 Mos’Art The MosArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit Aug. 29: Love is All You NeedŽ and Shadow Dancer.Ž Aug. 31-Sept. 5: Twenty Feet From StardomŽ and Fill the Void.Ž At North Palm Beach Library 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach; 841-3383, & Crochet — 1-3 p.m. Mondays QKids Crafts ages 5-12 — 2 p.m. Fridays At Palm Beach Improv Palm Beach Improv is at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach; 833-1812 or Gottfried — Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Tickets: $22 QChandelier Status Weekend Starring Sommore — Sept. 6-8. Tickets: $25 At The Plaza Theatre Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 5881820 or“Waist Watchers the Musical” — Through Sept. 1. Tickets: $45 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. 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. Resumes Sept. 21. 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 Gardens; 630-1146 or visit WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A29 )GPVN[7UGF(WTPKVWTG #EEGUUQTKGU (TQO#PVKSWGUVQ/KF%GPVWT[ %QPVGORQTCT[561-557-2881 9249 Alt. A1A, North Palm Beach Live Oak Plaza 9JGPUQOGQPGCUMUYJGTG[QWRWTEJCUGFVJCVITGCVRKGEG 6GNNVJGO $W[KPI5KPING+VGOUVQ'PVKTG'UVCVGU &C[UC9GGM A New Store Has Opened In The Area Ladies Consignment Boutique &/27+,1*‡6+2(6‡$&&(6625,(6 Not Your Average Consignment Boutique$OW$$QH[WWR3XEOL[3URPHQDGH3OD]D6XLWH 3DOP%HDFK*DUGHQV Consignments by appt. 2)) $1<,7(0 H[FOXGHVUP SULFHGWLFNHWV ([S 6L]H=HURWR3OXV6L]HVZZZJZHQVFRQVLJQPHQWFRP‡ +RXUV0RQ)ULDPSP‡6DWDPSP7KHNLGVDUHEDFNWRVFKRRO 7LPHWRFOHDQRXW\RXUFORVHWVDQG6KRS6KRS6KRS!New Merchandise Arriving Daily WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Thursday, Aug. 29 QCherie Currie — The lead singer of the Runaways plays a concert 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Harriet Himmel The-ater, CityPlace, West Palm Beach. Mike Peters and the Resolvers open. Tickets: $50; 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 — Noon every Thursday at the Moose Lodge, 3600 RCA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Lunch available at 11 a.m. Packs start at $15. $250 games. 626-4417.QClematis by Night — Live music 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Clematis Street at the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach. Aug. 29: Boombo x. Free; 82 2-1515 or visit Parties — Free group lesson at 7 p.m., followed by parties 8-10 p.m. Thursdays, Alexander s Ballroom, 51 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Cost: $15 per person; 747-0030 or Tonight — Open Latin/ Ballroom Mix Party 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. 30 QNorthwood Village Art & Wine Promenade — 6 p.m. the last Friday of the month, 400 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach. Free. 822-1550 or Live — 7-10 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 30. Aug. 30: Alter Eagles. Free. Downtown at the Gardens Down-town Park, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens; 340-1600. Saturday, Aug. 31 QPhill Fest — 7-10 p.m. Aug. 31, Downtown at the Gardens Centre 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 Tuesday, Sept. 3 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 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, Loxahatchee River Environmental Center — Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or’s Research Station — Loggerhead Marinelife Center program is designed to exercise childrens science skills through an experimental lab. 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; 627-8280.QLighthouse ArtCenter — Closed for maintenance through Sept. 2. Sept. 9-Oct. 22: Photo Now!Ž and Arty Bras.Ž 3rd Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Museum admission: $5 ages 12 and above. Under 12 free. Saturdays, free admission. Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta; 746-3101 or Museum — Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Museum is housed in Henry Flaglers 1902 beaux-arts man-sion, Whitehall; at 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Tickets: members free; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-17) with adult; $3 child (6-12) with adult; under 6 free. 655-2833; QNorton Museum of Art — Lucian Freud: Paintings and Prints,Ž through Sept. 1. Circa 1960, Figure and Form,Ž through Sept. 1. Architecture in Detail … Works from the Museum Collection,Ž through Oct. 20. Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architec-ture,Ž through Oct. 20. the Middle East and the Middle Kingdom: Islamic and Chinese Artistic Exchange,Ž through Oct. 27. Rob Wynne: I Remember Ceramic Castles, Mermaids & Japanese Bridges,Ž through Oct. 6. Art After Dark, with music and art demonstrations, is 5-9 p.m. Thursdays. Final free Thursday is Aug. 29. Museum closes Sept. 2-16. Admission: $12 adults, $5 visitors 13-21; free for members and children under 13. Half-price admission on Thursdays after Sept. 19. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mon-days and holidays. At 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; 832-5196 or Beach Photographic Centre — Through Nov. 16: Kadir Lopez, two exhibitions; Q“The Conflux of Eternities” and “An American Presence in Cuba.” Opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 23. The Photographic Centre is in the City Center, 415 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; call 253-2600 or visit or Beach State College Art Gallery — Gallery hours: Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tues-day, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Palm Beach State Col-lege, BB Building, 3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 207-5015. QPalm Beach Zoo — Zoo Safari Nights are 5:30-9 p.m. Fridays through September with a different family-friend-ly theme. Dress to match the themes to be entered to win a Palm Beach Zoo $150 value prize pack. Members free; non-members $15.95 adults/$9.95 chil-dren (3-12). Zoo is at 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach; 547-9453.Wings Over WaterŽ Bird Show: 11 a.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekends. Wild Things Show,Ž 1 p.m. weekdays; noon weekends. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. everyday. 1301 Sum-mit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tickets: Adults $18.95; seniors, $16.95; children 3-12, $12.95; free toddlers. 533-0887 or September QAdult Discussion Group — Contemporary topics of philosophical, politi-cal, socio-economic and moral implica-tions. 6:30-8:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month (next meeting is Sept. 5) in the conference of the Jupiter Library, 705 Military Trail; call Irene Garbo at 715-7571.QAn Old Fashioned Labor Day Party in Lake Worth — Art, Songs, Food and Soap Box Orators, including State Sen. Jeff Clemens, County Com-missioner Shelley Vana, Lake Worth Commissioner Andy Amoroso, AFL-CIO Leader Pat Emmert, IATSE Leader Terry McKenzie and FLARA leader Tony Fran-setta will appear. Rod MacDonald will lead the crowd in song, 6-9 p.m. Sept. 6, at Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery, 15 S. J St., downtown Lake Worth; 588-8344.QWest Palm Beach Antiques Festival — See hundreds of dealers in antiques, collectibles and decora-tive items noon-5 p.m. Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 7 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach. Tickets: $7 adults, $6 seniors, free for under 16. A $10 early buyer ticket allows admission at noon Sept. 6. Discount coupon online at Information: (941) 697-7475.QGinger’s Dance Party — 8-10 p.m. Sept. 7 on the West Palm Beach Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach. Info: Needlepoint Guild — 10 a.m. every second and fourth Monday (next meeting is Sept. 9), 110 Man-grove Bay Way, Jupiter. Call 747-7104 or email Event and Tribute to Benefit the Military Order of the Purple Heart — 5 p.m. Sept. 10, Carmines Ocean Grille, 2401 PGA Blvd. (at Prosperity Farms Road), Palm Beach Gardens. Cost: $10; drinks are half-price. Music will be provided by guitarist Alex Zambony-Mehta; 279-9626 or B’Yachad (Shabbat Together) — For young families, 10:30 a.m. the second Friday of each month (Sept. 13), at 10:30 a.m. at JCC North (in Midtown on PGA Boulevard). Free.Chil-dren experience Shabbats celebratory rituals with parents, family members or caregivers. Call 640-5603 or email Q


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A32 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY 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. by total economic value in 2012, includ-ing popular destinations for on-water getaways from Florida ($10.3 billion) Hot Spot: Palm Beach „ The Palm Beach area offers boaters endless oppor-tunities to explore South Florida from cruising the Intracoastal Waterway and breezing across the Florida Everglades to heading through an inlet for waters-ports on the Atlantic. Visitors can rent a vessel or charter a boat easily through the numerous local marinas. 2. California ($8.9 billion) Hot Spot: Carlsbad „ Just 30 minutes north of San Diego lies Carlsbad, where the expansive beaches and warm cli-mate provide the perfect setting for a boating getaway. Much like a small lake, boating in Carlsbad offers calm waters perfect for waterskiing in the beautiful lagoon. The area offers easy rental op-tions for everything from wakeboarding boats to personal watercraft. 3. Michigan ($7.4 billion)Hot Spot: Harbor Springs „ In a sheltered area on the northern shore of Lit-tle Traverse Bay on Lake Michigan is the resort community of Harbor Springs. Boaters flock here in the summer for the clear water and picturesque views, specifically around the Fourth of July, to catch the ba ys famous fireworks display from the water. 4. Texas ($5.9 billion) Hot Spot: Austin „ Lake Austin, part of the seven Highland Lakes that stretch 85 miles northwest of the city, is re-garded as a top outdoor destination in the area. The reservoir is formed by a dam on the Colorado River and beyond its recreational boating popularity with ideal conditions for watersports, it also attracts area anglers with its variety of fish, including largemouth bass. 5. New York ($5.7 billion)Hot Spot: Lake George „ Just a threehour drive from Manhattan, its an easy trip with scenic views of the Adiron-dack Mountains. Thomas Jefferson de-scribed Lake George in 1791 as the most beautiful water he had ever seen. Its a boaters paradise and convenient for dock-and-dine options, with many lake-side restaurants offering boat slips for their patrons. 6. Minnesota ($5.4 billion) Hot Spot: Otter Tail County „ In the land of 10,000 lakes, Otter Tail County contains 1,048 of them„ the most with-in a single county in the U.S. Just two hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul, the area provides optimal conditions for fishing, swimming, sailing, waterskiing and simply relaxing on the water. 7. Wisconsin ($4.7 billion)Hot Spot: Fish Creek „ Where Green Bay meets Lake Michigan lies Wisconsins 75-mile Door County peninsula. With 250 miles of shoreline, 40 near-shore islands, 10 historic light-houses, and five state parks (most with boat ramps), Fish Creek offers boaters an array of sightseeing opportunities. Local marinas have easy rental op-tions and scenic charters, raft and boat tours. 8. North Carolina ($4.1 billion)Hot Spot: Morehead City „ The coast of North Carolina draws boaters from around the world for its treasure trove of diving and big game fishing. More-head City in the Outer Banks gives visi-tors access to beautifully clean, clear ocean water. The areas warm Gulf Stream waters give anglers access to a plethora of seasonal fish. 9. Illinois ($3.9 billion)Hot Spot: Chicago „ Along Chicagos 14-mile lakeshore more than 5,000 boats dock across the citys 10 harbors, which make up the nations largest municipal harbor system. Chicago boaters flock to the Playpen,Ž a well-known boating lo-cale offering city views and calm waters to drop anchor. Its easy to climb aboard with rental, charter and leasing options, educational river tours, sunset cruises and more. 10. South Carolina ($3.7 billion) Hot Spot: Hilton Head „ A sunset view from the water in Hilton Head is not to be missed. The area attracts s more than 2.5 million visitors each year to its Gulf stream-warmed waters and mild weather. Watersports, fishing, cruising and sailing are all popular pas-times in this coastal community. For more information on boating destinations, the economic value of boating by state and how to get started in boat-ing, visit Q BOATINGFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOPleasure boating is a $10.3 billion industry in Florida.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A33We suggest the following books (three thrillers, one literary novel and one history book) for their superlative descriptions of the snow and cold. Just think of it as snow porn for summer Floridians.Q The Dark WinterŽ by David Mark ($25.95, Blue Rider Press)Excerpt: The snow has begun to fall. Fat, white, perfect flakes tumble in their millions from a sky a hundred shades of black, icing the curbs, the pavements, the rooftops, the awnings, adding inches of height to the wet, damp city. McAvoy looks but does not see. The windscreen is misted insensible from the breath that eases from his lungs in a low, icy, angry whistle. Two great dorsal fins have been carved into the snow upon the glass by wipers he has no memory of switching on. He does not register the weather. Nor the cold. Just grinds his teeth and narrows his eyes and drives the people-carrier too fast on slick, treacherous roads. Summary: I ts coming up on Christmas, and a young girl is murdered with a machete in a church, in the middle of a service. Detective Aector McA-voy Sensing a connection between that murder and two others, Det. Sgt. Aector McAvoy investigates. The action takes place in the dark, dreary, economically depressed port city of Hull, England, in the middle of winter. Even if you dont read it, at look at the cover of The Dark WinterŽ should cool you off a little. The photo of the underbelly of a bridge is so mysterious and brooding it should run chills down your spine.Q Midwinter BloodŽ by Mons Kallentoft ($25.99, Emily Bestler Books)Excerpt: Malin leaves the apartment.Goes down the three flights of stairs to the door of the building. With every step she feels the cold come closer. Its practically below freezing in the stairwell. Please let the car start. Its almost cold enough to freeze the gasoline to ice. She pauses at the door. The chill mist is drifting in waves through the streetlamps cones of light. She wants to run back upstairs, go into the apart-ment, tear off her clothes and creep back into bed. Then it comes again, her longing for Police Headquarters. So: Pull the door open, run to the car, fumble with the key, open the door, throw yourself in, start the engine, and drive off. The cold takes a stranglehold when she walks out; she imagines she can hear the hairs in her nose crackle with each breath, and feels her tear ducts grow treacly ƒ Summary: At the beginning of Midwinter Blood,Ž police superintendent Malin Fors leaves her house to go to work in the city of Linkoping, Sweden; its the most brutal February anyone can remember. Its so cold, her car wont start. But then her partner Zeke calls and swings by to pick her up: They have a case. The tortured body of an obese man has been found in a field outside of town, hanging from a tree. Who is he? How did he get there? Who com-mitted the crime? Mons Kallentofts novel hit the bestseller lists in Sweden, selling more than 300,000 copies there, and has been translated into 26 languages and sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide. On the back cover, Magnus Utvik, identified as Swedens leading criticŽ raves: Dont bother with Stieg Larsson ƒ Kallentoft is better.Ž All you need to know: Cold permeates this murder mystery like a drafty northern home with a broken heater.Q Last Night at the LobsterŽ by Stewart ONan ($14, Penguin Books)Excerpt: Outside, the wind cuts through his thin shirt, lacy flakes catch in his eyelashes. The slushy ghosts of footprints bleed through the new cover. Its noticeably warmer, the snow heavy as wet cake, crystals sticking together as they fall. He should prob-ably break out the snowblower, but for now he sows handfuls of ice melter, a quick fix so no one from lunch ends up breaking a hip. Far across the lot, a big town plow roams the aisles, blade scraping all the way down to asphalt, yellow light wheeling. It peeps as it backs up, then gores forward again, the diesel softened by distance and the veil of snow, almost like fog, obscuring the mall, a dark block with floodlights burning at the corners, like a fort or a prison. Summary: Its four days before Christmas, and the Red Lobster in New Britain, Conn., is closing its doors for good at the end of the day. Its snowing like crazy. At one point the manager, Manny DeLeon, looks out the window and snow streaks past sideways, as if hes riding a train.Ž The blizzards already shut down New York City, and promises to dump two more feet of snow in Connecticut before its through. Stewart ONan not only writes insightfully about the human condi-tion, but his descriptions of a cold New England winter are poetic: Manny trades the broom for a bag of ice melter, strewing the white pebbles like chicken feedŽ ƒ a car drives alone across the far vastness of the lot, where a bulldozed mound of old snow towers like a dirty iceberg.ŽQ Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War IIŽ by Mitchell Zuckoff ($28.99, HarperCollins)Excerpt: Even more than its size, Greenlands most defining feature is its climate. Temperatures vary along a spectrum of discomfort, ranging from bone-rattling to instant frostbite. In many places, temperatures regularly reach the only place on the thermom-eter where Celsius and Fahrenheit agree: 40 degrees below zero ƒ For much of the year the north of Green-land is ringed by solid pack ice, and the waters to the south are beset by ITAL storis, CLOSE ITAL a twenty-mile belt of floating icebergs. Then theres the wind. In fall and winter, devastating blizzards known as ITAL piteraq CLOSE ITAL storms race more than a hundred miles per hour across the unbroken landscape. The wind blows glacial dust that can scour glass or blind eyes left unprotected. Soldiers stationed at an American base in Greenland during World War II sometimes crawled from one building to the next to avoid violent winds. An officer who stepped blithely out of his hut was thrown twenty feet into a wall, breaking both arms. Summary: If the locale of Frozen in TimeŽ doesnt make you shiver, the premise will. In this true-life story, a cargo plane carrying five men slams into Greenlands icy terrain during the Arctic winter of 1942. A search plane carrying nine men crashes while look-ing for them. Then a third plane with three men, searching for the second plane, vanishes during a storm. Sixty years later, author Mitchell Zuckoff joins a team trying to track and recover that third plane. The book alternates between his story and his recounting of the horrors faced by the stranded men. Mr. Zuckoff obviously did his research: His prose is stuffed with mil-itary and aviation details. He describes searching for the plane like looking for a dust speck on a hockey rink, and quotes a geology professor who declares,  ƒ Nature in winter Green-land is a mother that devours her own children.Ž Chilling. Q 61 HoursŽ by Lee Child ($9.99, Dell)Excerpt: Reacher woke up at ten to seven, to a silent, sepulchral world. Outside the den windows the air was thick with heavy flakes. They were falling gently but relentlessly onto a fresh accumulation that was already close to a foot deep. There was no wind. Each of the billion of flakes came parachuting straight down, sometimes wavering a little, sometimes spiraling, sometimes side-stepping an inch or two, each one disturbed by nothing but its own feath-erweight instability. Most added their tiny individual masses to the thick white quilt they landed on. Some stuck to fantastic, vertical feathered shapes on power lines and fence wires, and made the shapes taller. Summary: Jack Reacher is riding a bus that crashes during a brutal snowstorm in South Dakota. When he and the other passengers are rescued and brought to an nearby small town, Reacher becomes involved in solving a murder and helping protect a witness, all in sub-zero weather with two major snow storms advancing on the area. Like James Bond, Reacher is, of course, too good to be true, but this is sheer entertainment. 61 HoursŽ is not only a page-turner, but Lee Childs constant, creative descriptions of the cruel weather are sure to make you feel cooler. Q CHILLFrom page A25 Just think of these books as snow porn for summer Floridians {


A34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYPALM BEACH SOCIETY 2nd Annual Physicians Talent Showcase, for Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches & Kretzer Piano Music Foundation, raising $55,000, at Harriet Theater.LikeŽ us on /PalmBeachGardensFloridaWeekly 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@” PHOTOS BY TRACEY BENSON PHOTOGRAPHYCindy Kessler and John Erickson Dr. Marie Ambroise–Thigpen, Gareth Johnson, Dr. Gordon Johnson, Dr. Robin Shecter and Dr. David Soria Kathi Kretzer Robbin Lee, Joseph Paul and Michelle Epps Dr. Dan Higgins Dana Oaks Dr. David Soria, Dr. Maureen Whelihan and Chuck Walker Dr. Sarah Ferrer-Bruker Emily Rynasko, Jessica Taylor and Corinne McDonald Kathryn Fox, Nancy Marshall, Wendy Roberts and Dr. Brennan Cheshire Mark Foley and Jon Boisclair Wendy Tippett and Suzanne Turner Mike LeFebre, Dr. Robin Arrigo and Julie Andron Tony Lafaso, Theresa LePore, Suzanne Turner, Gayle Landon and Lee Sayler Dr. Robin Shecter


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A35The Dish: Vietnamese sandwich, or bnh m, with chicken The Place: Vietnamese Express Caf, 531 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach; 841-1313 The Price: $6.95 The Details: Lighter than Chinese cuisine and sweeter than Thai food, Vietnamese fare, with its French influences, makes for a satisfy-ing summer meal. Vietnamese Express Caf, tucked into a small plaza just north of the Park Avenue BBQ Grille on U.S. 1, offers all the classic fare „ savory pho with rich broth and fresh bn with never-ending vermicelli „ but a sandwich sounded good on a hot August day. And this sandwich, the classic bnh m, proved satisfying. The bits of grilled chicken combined nicely with the pickled daikon and carrot, cucumber slices and spicy mayonnaise served atop a hoagie roll. The sandwich also is available with grilled pork, which a dining companion said was quite tasty. Q „ Sc ott Simmons FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Following the saying that blondes have more fun, Courtney and Meghan Conran not only have fun in the sun, but also have fun in the kitchen. The Conran sisters, AKA the Blondies of Tequesta, are the co-owners of Blondies Cafe, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our family loves food, we love food, we have always been a foodie family,Ž says Meghan, who mostly works the front of the house while Courtney watches over the kitchen. Originally from Oyster Bay, N.Y., the Conran sisters say they were always surrounded by food and the restaurant business. While their father owned multiple Italian markets throughout Long Island and Manhat-tan, naturally, they found themselves helping out and eager to learn. After moving to Florida six years ago, and working for their father, Courtney attended The Florida Culi-nary Institute, where she says she focused on all types of cuisine while Meghan attended Palm Beach State College for business. In September of 2011, after their father retired and Courtney graduat-ed, the sisters opened Blondies where they not only combined their passion for food and business but also their reputation as blondes.Ž When we worked for our dad, everyone already knew us as the blondes,Ž says Courtney. It was the perfect name for our restaurant.Ž Inventive and original, the 26and 24-year-old duo created an expansive menu with playful and creative names where most dishes are named after family members. From Cousin Bridg ets Beezy cakes to Grandmas B.L.T., Dads Way egg sandwich, and even Moms Meatloaf, the Blondies serve it all. While Meghan says that her favorite item on the menu is the Dr. Seuss scramble, Courtney says she cant get enough of the classic burger. Despite the amount of hours they find themselves in the restaurant, the sisters say that they still find time for fishing and boating. In fact, the restaurant walls are filled with photographs of the Blond-ies enjoying different hobbies with friends and family that helped them achieve their goals. Polka dot booths, aqua walls, two women who finish each others sen-tences, and proud parents who help the sisters in any way they can cre-ates nothing more than a homey and family-oriented environment. We like to build relationships with our customers,Ž says Courtney. Everyone knows everything about us and vice-versa; we think thats really important,Ž added Meghan. Name: Courtney Conran Age: 26 Original Hometown: Oyster Bay, N.Y. Restaurant: Blondies, 181 N. U.S. Highway 1, Tequesta. 744-0807 or Mission: We serve great good with great service,Ž says Courtney. We have high quality homemade American food done the right way and with a smile,Ž Meghan says. Cuisine: American fare serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Training: Graduated from Florida Culinary Institute. Whats your footwear of choice in the kitchen? Camouflage Crocs. Theyre absolutely ridiculous looking, but theyre comfortable, non-skid, and I just love camo!Ž What is your guilty culinary pleasure? This is such a hard question to answer because I love every-thing! Anything from french fries to pancakes to pizza! But I have to say, pizza is my ultimate downfall.Ž What advice would you give someone who wants to be a chef? You have to be grounded, know what direction youre going in, have experi-ence, and have a good team behind you. If you dont have these things, then dont be in the business! It is impor-tant to pay attention to detail and maintain consistency.Ž Q In the kitchen with...Courtney Conran, Blondies Cafe BY LOREN GUTENTAGlgutentag@floridaweekly.comTHE DISH Highlights from local menus Park Avenue BBQ to close Lake Worth location after 22 years SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTO Meghan (left) and Courtney Conran of Blondie’s Cafe in Tequesta. Fans of Park Avenue BBQ Grille will be sorry to hear that Dean Lavallee is closing his Lake Worth restaurant, the second one in his nine-restaurant chain and the chains oldest location. Unfortunately, its true,Ž he said shortly after a meeting in which the closing was announced to the restau-rants employees. The restaurant will close Sept. 3; Mr. Lavallee said it will offer specials dur-ing that final week. He said a broker had approached him four months ago about selling the property; he was not sure for what it would be used. Mr. Lavallee said the restaurant, which opened in 1991, had remained profitable, but he was facing the realities of an aging building as well as a market that has changed over the past two decades. Its a tough market to be in. We were either going to have to move or put a lot of money into it,Ž he said of the location, which had issues in recent years with the roof, air conditioning and parking lot. When a structure gets old, its hard to do a respectable job,Ž he said, citing small, aging bathrooms and a small res-taurant cooking line. Most employees have been offered positions at other restaurants in the chain; some, like popular server Jo Key, who has worked for Mr. Lavallee more than 20 years, will retire. In the coming year, Mr. Lavallee said customers can look forward to dining on organic fruit and vegetables grown on a 5-acre property he is under con-tract to buy in Martin County; part of the land will be home to a worm farm and vermiculture will help fertilize the soil. He also will sell his original location on Park Avenue in Lake Park, which has sat empty for a decade or so. He mused about the location.It was my second location. There was a lot of sweat and blood there,Ž he said. He and employees transformed a former Dennys into the restaurant, incorporating reclaimed lumber to build tables and panel walls. Im proud of what we did there,Ž he said. The Park Avenue is at 2401 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth; 586-RIBS or Speaking of barbecue: Sonnys Real Pit Bar-B-Q has closed its location on Indiantown Road in Jupiter. Burrito Bros and Barbecue has opened in spot, and we understand it offers a mix of Mexican fare and bar-becue. Its at 1150 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. More details to come. Also closing: Field of Greens will close its location at Downtown at the Gardens on Aug. 31. Pairings in Delray Beach: Blake Malatesta, executive chef at 50 Ocean in Delray Beach, has created a lineup of pairing dinners, scheduled from September through December, with Chef Malatesta and an expert from the selected winery, liquor company or brewery to guide diners through the evening. The pairing dinners will be held 6 p.m.-9 p.m. each evening. Pricing varies each evening: Sept. 24 is Don Julio TequilaOct. 15 is Cigar City Craft BeerOct. 29 is Jack DanielsNov. 19 is Majestic WinesDec. 10 is Mot Hennessy50 Ocean is above Bostons at 50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. Reserva-tions required; call 278-3364 or visit Complimentary valet parking is available. Q LAVALLEE JAN NORRIS/FLORIDA WEEKLY Dean Lavallee opened the Lake Worth loca-tion of Park Avenue BBQ Grille in 1991. BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comMALATESTA


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