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PAGE 1 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 Vol. III, No. 49  FREE INSIDE ROGER WILLIAMS A2OPINION A4 PETS A6SOCIETY A20-21, A38 BUSINESS A22 REAL ESTATE A25ANTIQUES A26ARTS A29 SANDY DAYS A30EVENTS A32-33PUZZLES A34DINING A39 SocietySee who was out and about in Palm Beach. A20-21, A38 X Tried, true and newThe Kravis season will be hot with a host of stars and shows. A29 XMoney and investingPredicting the future for investments? It’s 50-50. A23 X PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 CuisineFood is a family affair at Table 427, in Northwood. A39 X Ben Grisafi had brass and reeds in his blood, and his heart pounded with a big band beat. He died Sept. 5 at age 84, but his music lives on in recordings he made with the Ben Grisafi Big Band, later known as the Sally Bennett Big Band Hall of Fame Orchestra. Mr. Grisafi started playing at age 15 in bands in New York. In 1951, he was drafted into the Army and was assigned to the Dixie Division Army Band. After he was discharged in 1953, Mr. Grisafi owned a jewelry business in New York, where he also played his soprano sax with a com-bo at weddings and club dates. He and his wife, Yvette, later moved to Palm Beach Gardens. For several years, it was his mission to secure the future of the Sally Bennett Big Band Hall of Fame Museum at the South Florida Fairgrounds Yesteryear Village. That was despite advanced prostate cancer that made his body ache. He recorded three CDs, two of them this spring, with the Sally Bennett band and a quintet of players from that band. Mr. Grisafi is survived by his wife, his six children, 12 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. For information on Mr. Gri-safi, see Q Big band booster plays his final song WATER RESCUE STORY BY ROGER WILLIAMS  RWILLIAMS@FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM THE ST. LUCIE The river is often swollen with nutrient pollution. Cow manure is one of several pollutants sickening the South Florida water system. If water rises above 17 feet, the dike could fail. Water needs to flow slowly through here to Florida Bay. Federal, state and local politicians are promising money. LAKE OKEECHOBEE LAKE OKEECHOBEE LAKE OKEECHOBEE POLITICAL PLAYERS POLLUTERS EVERGLADES LEADING VOICES A9-10  THE POLITICS A10  SOLUTIONS A11 POLLUTED ESTUARIES, TREACHEROUS RAINFALL, AN AGING DIKE AND POLITICAL POSTURING — OUR STATE IS IN NEED OF A ... GRISAFI BACKGROUND PHOTO FROM NASA; ST. LUCIE PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTBY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@” A water-fix opinionIf we want to fix the water problem, we need to vote for new candidates, Roger Williams says. A2 X Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes App Store. X


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For your freeKITE, call 5 6 1-84 1-KID S Scan with your smartphones Q R code reade r COMMENTARYVoting waterTo fix this, somebody is going to have to suffer. Or maybe everybody is going to have to suffer, in spite of the compelling evidence of history that rich people generally escape that proletarian experience, even if their water goes bad, too.But their water is never bad. People with the liquidity of Palm Beachs Fanjul brothers „ sugar producers Alfonso, Jose, Alexandro and Andres, owners of the Fanjul Corp. and Florida Crystals „ probably wont have to suffer. But they might have to sacrifice something, at least. Especially since they number among the greatest obstacles to clean Florida water and everything that flows from clean Florida water in sufficient quantities, for the rest of us. If that sounds preposterous, it isnt.Forget the Army Corps of Engineers. Forget the South Florida Water Management District. Forget the vegetable and citrus growers, the ranchers, and the sub-suburbanites using sep-tic tanks up and down the lengths of the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers east and west of Lake Okeechobee. All thats easy, because they arent really the problem. Give them a chance, show them a way, ask them (or maybe tell them) to share with each other a higher bill for something thats likely to solve the huge problem of filthy, misdirected water we now swallow as part of our daily Florida living, and they will. Sure they will. These people are not generally bad willed, theyre just self-interested. And cleaner water, in appropriate quantities, is now in the self-interests of all of them. Even the helmsmen at U.S. Sugar, the owners of 188,000 acres of sugar land around Lake Okeechobee, would be willing to make some changes (at great advantage to themselves, as always). And they proved it. They had agreed to sell their vast holdings in the 700,000-acre Ever-glades Agricultural Area to the state of Florida, probably for more than it was worth, in a deal former Gov. Charlie Crist almost managed to put together starting in 2008. The EAA on the south side of Lake O. was created and protected for their use, with its vast system of canals and water pumps and state employees who keep them going, courtesy of the United States government, which also protects their major crop, sugar cane, with price supports.In the EAA, they grow their crops on what amounts to a twenty-mile-thick dam, a barrier that separates the former Everglades river from its headwaters, and these farmers have continu-ally opposed any attempt to reestablish anything resembling the pristine environment of regionƒ,Ž writes historian David McCally in his seminal book, The Everglades: an Environmental History.ŽAll of them, therefore „ each Fanjul and all the owners of U.S. Sugar „ are the biggest wel-fare recipients since FDR invented soup lines. Had Gov. Crist pulled the deal off, he likely would have saved the Florida Everglades, cleaned up and restored Florida Bay, and stopped the Army Corps of Engineers from ever again having to void the bowels of Lake O down the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers during storm events or periods of heavy rain. The Fanjul brothers, however, helped kill the Crist deal, as public records show. They did that, just as they continue to influence public policy „ the policy of requiring clean water by enforcing more stringent stan-dards for its use, for example „ by giving huge amounts of money and support to politicians of both parties who support their aims. Their aims are to make more money with less trouble. So heres the problem and the solution: Politicians control the flow of money, and vot-ers control the politicians. If we want to clean our water and carry on living like the blessed, we cant support politicians who dont show an aggressive willingness to wean themselves from the twin teats of Big Sugar and the econ-omyŽ „ aka the financial interests of people who make more money if they dont have to meet clean water standards. The politicians in question, led by Gov. Rick Scott, who received a $100,000 campaign con-tribution from sugar interests in June, recently promised our money to help fix the problem. Gov. Scott offered $130 million at press conferences last month for reservoirs and road raisings. But those are bandages, not fixes, from a leader who previously relaxed clean water standards in Florida and slashed both the state Department of Environmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management District, which protect water. And nowhere in the current crisis has Sen. Marco Rubio appeared. This is, after all, his home state, and the single biggest domestic issue facing a generation. So where is he?I dont know. But I do know that the senator is close enough to the Fanjuls to spend the night partying on their luxury boat in the Hamptons, on Long Island, with the likes of Rudolph Giuli-anni „ as Sen. Rubio reported himself in his 2012 autobiography, An American Son.ŽAnd I do know that when Gov. Scott loosened clean water regulations and resisted a bid by the U.S. EPA to change that, Sen. Rubio championed his efforts, in 2011. I applaud Gov. Scotts efforts,Ž he said. I will continue working with my colleagues in Washington to prevent this EPA power grab from ruining Floridas economyƒ to accom-plish the dual goals of a vibrant economy and a clean environment.Ž Then just last April, Sen. Rubio signed a letter with 30 Republicans led by Louisianas David Vitter, that again resisted cleaner water proposals. If the EPA is allowed to move forward with this guidance, streams, lakes and wetlands in nearly all of our states are going to be overbur-dened with federal bureaucracy,Ž they claimed. Apparently, Sen. Rubio has never looked at a stream, a lake or a wetland here. Otherwise, he might notice that they are already overburdened with both federal and state bureaucracies designed to support sugar and development interests. So what do we do?We start voting for somebody else.And what do the Fanjuls end up sacrificing?Well, not their 12,000 and 13,000 squarefoot homes on Palm Beach, or their boats in the Hamptons, or their 300 nights in Londons swank Claridges Hotel, at $7,000 per night or so (Jose Fanjul, according to a BBC documentary).No. But they might have to sacrifice their sense of themselves as more important than everybody else. Q a c i e O roger


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A4 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 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.comCirculation ManagerWillie AdamsCirculationEvelyn Talbot Frank Jimenez Published by Florida Media Group LLC Pason Gaddispgaddis@floridaweekly.comJeffrey Culljcull@floridaweekly.comJim Street Address: FLORIDA WEEKLY 11380 Prosperity Farms Road, Suite 103 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 Phone 561.904.6470  Fax: 561.904.6456 Subscriptions:Call 561.904.6470 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2013 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC. OPINIONThe sap rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly President Barack Obamas most telling act on the international stage may have come in a meeting in early 2012 in Seoul, South Korea, with Russias seat-warming president, Dmitry Medvedev. Before the two got up to leave, President Obama asked „ in an exchange caught on an open mic „ that Moscow cut him some slack. This is my last election,Ž Obama explained. After my election I have more flexibility.Ž Medve-dev promised to transmit this informa-tion to Vladimir,Ž referring, of course, to the power behind the throne, Vladimir Putin. When he received the message, Putin must have chortled at the heartbreaking naivete of it. Here was the leader of the free world pleading for more time to get along with his Russian friends on the basis of an utte rly risible assumption of good will. Here was a believer in the policy of resetŽ who still didnt get that the reset was going nowhere. Here was weakness compounded by delusion. Putin didnt care about Obamas flexibility so much as any opportunity to thwart the United States. Obama said that Syria President Bashar al-Assad had to go; Putin worked to make sure he stayed. Obama said that National Secu-rity Agency leaker Edward Snowden had to return to the United States; Putin granted him asylum. When Putin relat-ed to a group of Russian students that he had told Snowden to stop doing damage to the United States, the students did the only thing appropriate upon hearing such a patently insincere claim „ they laughed out loud. Vladimir Putin surely isnt the only one in the world who regards the presi-dent of the United States with barely disguised contempt. As the Syria cri-sis burns hotter, President Obama has never looked so feckless. He has per-fected the art of speaking reproachfully and carrying little or no stick. The grand theory of his foreign policy coming into office, that more national self-abase-ment would win us greater international good will and respect, has done the opposite. Adversaries dont fear us, and allies dont trust us. When Assad prepared to use chemical weapons last year, President Obama warned of a fearsome red line,Ž with no intention of following up on it. When Assad called his bluff, the president announced he would provide small arms to the rebels in retaliation, but he hasnt actually done it yet. Is it any wonder that Bashar al-Assad would, like Vladimir Putin, think he had taken the measure of the man? Last month, he killed hundreds in another chemical-weapons attack. The sharply worded warning ignored by everyone has become the Obama administrations characteristic rhetori-cal trope. It warned the military junta in Egypt not to crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood, which was taken with all the seriousness of its admonitions to Assad to step aside. Meanwhile, Iran progresses toward a nuclear weapon, Iraq reverts to civil war, and al-Qaida gains in Yemen and Somalia. In an essay in Commentary magazine, analyst Elliott Abrams argues that the guiding principle of Obama foreign policy is, as he once put it, to end the old habitsŽ of American inter-national activism and leadership. The new habit, evidently, will be tolerating irrelevance and humiliation. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.Obama and Putin: Time for diplomacy on SyriaNever has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, vio-lence begets violence.Ž So said Pope Francis, addressing the crowd on Sunday in the Vatican Citys St. Peters Square. He was speaking about the crisis in Syria, as President Barack Obama ramped up a planned military strike there. I exhort the international community to make every effort to promote clear proposals for peace in that country without further delay, a peace based on dialogue and negotiation, for the good of the entire Syrian people,Ž the pope said. The distance from St. Peters Square to St. Petersburg, Russia, parallels the gulf between the popes hopes and the presi-dents plans. Obama, attending the G-20 meeting in St. Petersburg, will lobby world leaders to support a military strike against Syria so that the U.S. is not acting alone. What a squandered opportunity for doubling down on diplomacy, with this global summit set in Russia, the Syr-ian regimes main sponsor. Diplomacy prospects were diminished from the outset, when Obama canceled a planned bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that was to take place immediately after the G-20. Obama was enraged by Rus-sias decision to grant temporary politi-cal asylum to National Security Agen-cy whistle-blower Edward Snowden. This G-20 meeting is the first major gathering of world leaders following Snowdens revelations of massive spy-ing by the United States. Many G-20 members have been targeted by the NSAs myriad spy programs. With the decision by the British Parliament against supporting the military strike (the first time the House of Com-mons voted against a prime ministers request for military authorization in more than 150 years), Obama will be isolated in his quest. You could say he is up against a wall of BRICS,Ž as the planned strike is opposed by the five member nations of the BRICS coalition: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. On the home front, President Obama surprised many when he said he would seek congressional approval to strike Syria, though he said he is not bound by its decision. Obamas frontman for the effort is Secretary of State John Kerry. Before both the Senate and House For-eign Relations committees, Kerry made the case for a limitedŽ military autho-rization. One consistent concern voiced by congressional members of both par-ties is the possibility that U.S. troops would be drawn into the civil war. But Kerry undermined his own assurances that there would be no U.S. boots on the groundŽ when he reflected, In the event Syria imploded ... and it was clearly in the interests of our allies and all of us „ the British, the French and others „ to prevent those weapons of mass destruction falling into the hands of the worst elements, I dont want to take off the table an option that might or might not be available to a president of the United States to secure our country.Ž What could happen with a limitedŽ attack? Earlier this summer in Aspen, Colo., David Shedd, deputy director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (the Pentagons CIA), made a rare public appearance. Shedd predicts ongoing civil war for years to comeŽ in Syria. He thinks the conflict could spill over into Iraq and Jordan, and was most con-cerned about Lebanon falling.Ž There are now 2 million Syrian refugees living just beyond its borders, in Turkey, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, putting enormous pressure on these countries. More than 4 million Syrians are internally displaced. Many more are fleeing Syria in anticipation of a U.S. attack. After touring the crowded camps this week, Raymond Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America, said on the Democracy Now!Ž news hour that he is opposed to a U.S. attack: Our concern is that a military strike ... offers the potential of widening the conflict, turning it into a wider regional conflict, inflicting the potential for more civilian casualties.Ž Why would the U.S. risk killing innocent Syrian civilians to punish the Syr-ian regime for killing Syrian civilians? What if a military strike was not an option? Obama could spend his time in Russia lobbying the G-20 world leaders to pressure Putin to use his influence to convince Syria to negotiate. Iran, another Syria ally but not a member of the G-20, has a new president, Hassan Rouhani. There are openings. All par-ties agree that, ultimately, the solution to the Syrian crisis will be political, not military. Why not start now? Q „ Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. „ Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!,Ž a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the co-author of The Silenced Majority,Ž a New York Times best-seller.


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A6 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY PET TALESRules for the roadThe welcome mat stays out for clean, quiet canine travelers BY DR. MARTY BECKERAND GINA SPADAFORIUniversal UclickSummer is prime time for vacationing with children, but if your familys little onesŽ have four legs and bark, the better time to hit the road is now. The weathers cooler and the hot travel spots are, too. And that means youll find favorite destinations a little less crowded and possibly a lot more friendly to people traveling with their canine companions. Maria Goodav-age, an author whos an expert in traveling with pets, offered her rules for traveling with a dog in our book The Ultimate Dog Lover.Ž They include: Q Bring only a wellbehaved, friendly, clean, flea-free, healthy, house-trained dog on your travels. Dogs who are dirty and ill-man-nered can close doors for future canine travel companions. Q Beware of leaving your dog in the car. Even if it seems cool out, the suns heat passing through your windows can kill a dog in a matter of minutes. Q Make sure your dog always has access to cool, clean water. Dogs on the road may drink even more than they do at home. Q Take regular breaks. Theres nothing more miserable than being stuck in a car when you cant find a rest stop and really need one. Imagine how a dog feels when the urge strikes and he cant tell you the problem. How frequently you stop depends on your dogs bladder and disposition. Q Play it safe by making sure your dog is wearing his license, ID and rabies tags. Make sure your dogs ID tag shows your cell phone num-ber, since thats how youre reachable while on the road. The biggest mistake people traveling with dogs make is not following proper petiquette.Ž This means: Q Never leave your dog alone in your room. Leaving a dog alone in a strange place invites serious trouble. If you just cant bring your dog along to an outing, some hotels offer pet-sitting, or can provide you with contact infor-mation for local sitters and kennels. Q Dont let your dog bark when youre at a lodging or a restaurant. Q Always scoop the poop on your walks. You know its there. Dont ignore it. Q Dont use your rooms ice bucket as a food or water bowl. Gross! Q Yes, your dog needs to be clean. No, dont bathe him in your hotels tub. Pack a doggy bagŽ that includes your dogs food, bowls (including a non-spill bowl for car rides), bedding, a brush, leash, towels if youll be in mud or water, a first-aid kit, poop bags, prescription drugs, proof of vaccination, treats, toys and your favorite dog travel guide. (Water you can get on the road.) For dogs who insist on sleeping on the bed with you, bring a sheet to protect the hotel bedding. Bookmark websites that help you find pet-friendly lodgings or veteri-narian practices, or download apps that find hotels and emergency care for you. Plan ahead, stay safe and be considerate, and you and your dog will always be welcomed back. Q Planning, safety and courtesy are keys to a great trip with your dog. >> Mister is a 3-yearold neutered male Welsh Corgi mix. He is very affectionate and an all-around gentleman. He would do best as the only pet in the house.>> Jillian is a 1-yearold spayed female domestic shorthair. She is petite and loves to play peek-a-boo.To adopt: The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, is located at 3100/3200 Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Adoptable pets and other information can be seen at For adoption information call 686-6656.>> Grayson is a neutered male grey and white cat, approximately 2 years old. He’s a friendly boy who will de nitely bring a smile to your face!>> Spike is a neutered male gray tabby, 1 to 2 years old. He is quiet and laid-back, and gets along well with people and with other cats. He’s waiting for a new home in a loving household.To adopt: Adopt A Cat is a no-kill, freeroaming cat rescue facility located at 1125 Old Dixie Highway, Lake Park. The shelter is open to the public Mon-Sat, noon to 6 p.m. For additional information, and photos of other adoptable cats, see our website at, or visit us on Facebook (Adopt A Cat Foundation). For adoption information, call 848-4911 or 848-6903.Pets of the Week


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Following a 0-8 start to the season, the Andy Haines-led Hammerheads ral-lied to win 36 of their remaining 60 games in the first half, a two-month span that included two nine-game win-ning streaks and an 18-3 record from April 28 to May 20. They finished the month of May with a 19-9 record. Jupiters momentum was crushed by Mother Nature late in the first half. During a 14-day stretch from May 28 to June 10, the Hammerheads played four double-headers and six extra-innings games, including a 14-inning loss to the St. Lucie Mets on June 9. Jupiter finished out the first half on a 9-13 skid, 9.5 games behind first-place Fort Myers. Overall, the Hammerheads endured 26 rain delays in 2013. They had seven games postponed, four suspended and three cancelled. Others in the Florida State League had much worse luck, however. The Daytona Cubs, for exam-ple, lost 14 games to weather. The Ham-merheads lost just three and led the entire league with 137 games played. Despite starting the second half with a 12-15 record, Jupiter rallied „ once again „ with a seven-game winning streak from July 15-22. The final game of the streak saw starter Angel Sanchez and relievers Colby Suggs and James Nygren com-bine on a nine-inning no-hitter against the Clearwater Threshers, the Ham-merheads second combined no-hitter in team history. With a league-leading ERA that straddled the 3.10 range in late July, the Hammerheads remained in playoff conten-tion until the final week of the season. Late season promotions drained their talent-rich roster, however. Top prospects Justin Nicolino and Andrew Heaney were promoted to Dou-ble-A Jacksonville within two weeks of each other in mid-to-late July, follow-ing right-hander Anthony DeSclafani, whose fantastic first half earned him a promotion in early June. All three pitch-ers led the Florida State League in ERA (DeSclafani, 1.67; Nicolino, 2.23; Heaney, 0.88) when they were promoted. Top offensive performers Isaac Galloway and Austin Barnes were pro-moted to Double-A in late July and early August. Galloway led the team in hits, runs, home runs and RBI at the time of his promotion. Barnes led the Ham-merheads with 64 games caught behind home plate. Closer Nick Wittgren was promoted to Double-A in late August after leading the Florida State League with 25 saves. He posted a sparkling 0.83 ERA, allow-ing just five earned runs in 54.1 innings. Brent Keys was another late-season call-up from Jupiter. After winning the South Atlantic League batting crown in 2012 with a .335 average, Keys won the Florida State League batting title in 2013, hitting .346 in 381 at-bats. Keys also set the Jupiter team record for batting average, eclipsing Logan Morrisons .332 batting clip in 2008. Twelve Major Leaguers spent time rehabbing with Jupiter in 2013, includ-ing: Chris Coghlan, Adeiny Hechavar-ria, Casey Kotchman, Joe Mahoney, Jeff Mathis, Logan Morrison, Dono-van Solano, Giancarlo Stanton, Chris Valaika, Henderson Alvarez, Jose Ceda and Nathan Eovaldi. The Hammerheads went 30-31 with big league rehabbers in the lineup. For more information on the Jupiter Hammerheads, Class A-Advanced affili-ate of the Miami Marlins, call 775-1818 or visit Q A Masquerade Ball for Mental Health is Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Lake Worth Casino. The fundraiser will benefit the Mental Health Association of Palm Beach Countys Listen to Children mentoring program. Listen to Children pairs caring mentors with children needing addi-tional support in more than 50 schools in Palm Beach County. Costumes are encouraged for this fun event at the new and beautifully reno-vated Lake Worth Casino on Halloween Eve. This beautiful new venue has a view of the ocean and the Intracoastal. The event includes dancing, appetizers, wine, and beer. A costume contest and best maskŽ contest will be held for prizes. (If you dont like costumes, we will have a selection of Peer Created masks for you to choose from at the door!). There will also be a silent auc-tion and raffle. Tickets are $60 per person prepaid; $65 at the door; and couples, $100 pre-paid and $110 at the door. To reserve tickets, call 832-3755. Q Masquerade ball to benefit mental health programSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


A8 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYIT WAS THE SAME OLD SUMMER THING, UNTIL suddenly it was as new as a shiny coin. The rain began to fall, and it kept falling. Then it rained some more (same old thing). Lake Okeechobee filled. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, eager to avoid a breached dike and a lot of dead people, opened the floodgates and released the polluted freshwater east and west down dredged and straightened rivers, to the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico „ 24/7, for a solid month into late August (same old thing). Placed at risk: marine life forms, Realtors struggling to sell waterfront properties, and every man, woman and child serving tourists for a living (again, same old thing). But suddenly in the waning days of summer, the familiar became the novel. Politicians of every stripe arrived in the flesh: Gov. Rick Scott. Sen. Bill Nelson. U.S. Rep. Trey Radel. A handful of state congressional leaders. They showed an unprecedented interest in events north, east and west of Lake Okeechobee, including along the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. As September approached, they met with anxiety-ridden residents. And they promised money. That promise was the new silver dollar in the old quarter-roll of troubled waters that wash the southern half of the Florida peninsula. The pols didnt just promise money, either. They also demanded it, in the case of Gov. Scott, who repeatedly pointed to the federal government as the laggard in Ever-glades cleanup efforts. Right now, the federal government needs to stand up and do their job,Ž he told reporters at a St. Lucie press conference, using a line of argument he repeated on the Indian River Lagoon and in Fort Myers. What they need to do is fund the project, fund the Corps, (and) the Corps will do their job if they have the money.Ž So far, federal officials have failed to pay $1.6 bil-lion promised to help Florida clean up the Everglades, he said. With that novel Scott administration position, water politics, suddenly, had become front-page news, along with the most diverse chorus of voices to weigh in on the subject in years. Politicians did not fare well in the eyes of many.From east to west, increasingly vocal critics of the status quo pointed fingers at elected leaders who ultimately control state and federal money for fixing the problems of environment and water. Those officials, they insisted „ Republican and Democrat alike „ have underestimated the sea of trouble now facing the Sunshine States greatly altered water system, a jimmied patch-up of flood-dodging, purity-compromis-ing engineering grafted onto nature. That has to change, they said.You have to keep talking. You HAVE to keep talking. Politicians will say how happy they are to (hear) you „ theyre not, Ž announced Maggy Hurchalla, a former Martin County politician and the sister of one-time U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. She addressed a crowd of water and business advocates gathered in Clewiston on the first day of September. Politicians will blame God, then theyll blame the Army Corps, and then theyll blame Washington. Look over there at that dike. There is not one single drop in it from Washington. We done did it to ourselves.ŽWhat we done didIn Florida now, theres either too much water in the summer, or too little of it during disabling winter droughts. Its either polluted when it flows into and out of Lake Okeechobee, or its flowing the wrong direction out of the lake. Or both. The key thing to understand is that the Kissimmee influences Lake O., which influences the estuaries and the southern part of the system,Ž says Lt. Col. Thomas Greco, Jacksonville district deputy commander for the Army Corps of Engineers. Fixing this will require tremendous resources. There are no short-term solutions to the problems. Its tough for me to talk about getting things done in decades, but thats the reality.Ž The uses and obligations of water „ who gets how much, and how much users ought to pay to clean it up when they use it „ can create significant conflicts among special interest groups that might be better served by working together, many acknowledge. Barbara Miedema, vice president of the Florida Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of about 50 farms, put it this way: We have a saying: Water is for fighting, whiskey is for drinking.Ž The difficulty comes in turning that truth upside down.The heavy imprint of cowsSince a 2006 Lloyds of London report citing Lake Okeechobee as the nations second most vulnerable site for hurricanes, the Herbert Hoover dike has been but-tressed by 21 miles of Army Corps engineering between Belle Glade and Pahokee. In addition, 32 of its danger-ously aging culverts are now being replaced, notes Lt. Col. Greco. Its stronger than it was a year or two years ago, (with measures) actively protecting communities around the dike,Ž he says. But for many, thats too little cause for celebration in a tributary river and lake system where nearly a century of runoff nutrients from farming, mining and urban living have been poured, and southward flows altered signifi-cantly. Lake Okeechobees bottom, which was once commonly visible at any depth, isnt now. Theres a century worth of phosphorous banked in the sediment of the lake „ thats not going away anytime soon,Ž explains John Cassani, a biologist and resource manager at Lee County Hyacinth Control on the west coast. A lot of that is urban contribution from Disney World south, but a lot of it is also agriculture.Ž No matter what their viewpoint, most agree that the Kissimmee River basins cattle industry is one of the ma-jor problems in cleaning the Everglades for hundreds of miles to the south. Thats where a lot of the nutrient pollution comes from, right up there,Ž says Clewiston Mayor Phillip Ro-land. As a boy, he could see the bottom of the lake in 15 or 20 feet of water wherever he was, he recalls. Now, at 74, he cant see it anywhere he is. About 550,000 beef and dairy cattle live along the Kissimmee River and Fisheating Creek at any one time, the state Department of Agriculture estimates. Each cow can produce roughly 65 pounds of manure per day. Unfortu-nately, acknowledge the experts, much of that waste will reach the lake as nutrient pollution. Following overwhelming rains of about 100 inches in the wet season of 1947, and after years of planning, the Army Corps straightened the meandering Kissimmee over a 100-mile stretch in the 1960s. Engineers reduced the river to a canal that worked like a big hose, stretching about 50 miles long, 200 feet wide and 30 feet deep. Water that once required six months to filter through natural wetlands from Orlandos south-side lake system to Lake Okeechobee now takes about two days, says Mark Perry, executive director of the Flor-ida Oceanographic Society. Unfiltered, that water injects huge amounts of nitrogen and phosphorous into Lake Okeechobee. Every drop of it, eventually, becomes part of an allpoints waterscape stirred daily into the Florida cocktail of geography, culture and economics. John Poggi, president of West Palm Beach-based EcoAdvisors, characterized the problem this way: The northern Everglades from Orlando down to Lake O. has been a forgotten child. Its a major source of this phos-phorous and nitrogen pollution that help cause the algae blooms. Its regional and development runoff, and it in-cludes agricultural runoff. The lake is like a big bowl. On the bottom of that lake its probably six to eight inches thick over 730 square miles. Thats called legacy phosphorous.ŽHolding catastrophe at bayWherever it comes from, much of the nutrient pollution eventually flows down the rivers east and west. Resi-dents near the rivers contribute to the problem, too, by using lawn fertilizer and aging septic systems „ 30,000 on the St. Lucie side in Martin County, and more than 100,000 on the Caloosahatchee side through Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties, records show ( is one source). Seepage from those tanks gets into the river or groundwater systems that reach the river, is back-pumped into the Lake, or ultimately flows into the bays. In addition, there are too few high-tech sewage treatment plants, the kind that filter out not just floating things, but many chemical pollutants, too, experts say. The entire effort to hold catastrophe at bay or improve a fresh-to-saltwater system that once was as pure as any-thing in the world is so complicated it almost defies a single description. A map of ongoing or planned projects from Polk and St. Lucie counties south through Palm Beach, Collier, Broward, and into the Keys shows more than 60. But the basic principles of restoration in the Everglades remain consistently simple. The water-quality problems of pollution and its algae offspring, and the water-quantity problems „ supplying clean freshwater at the right times to support estuaries WATER RESCUEPOLLUTED ESTUARIES, TREACHEROUS RAINFALL, AN AGING DIKE AND POLITICAL POSTURING — OUR STATE IS IN NEED OF A ...BY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@” SANIBEL-CAPTIVA CONSERVATION FOUNDATIONAbove: Water from Lake Okeechobee mixes with gulf waters off Sanibel. As the toxic brew of the lake’s freshwater flooded into the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, Floridians began to protest in growing numbers. Left: Quinlan Lillis and Lily Lillis at a protest on Hutchinson Island. JOHN SESSA/FLORIDA WEEKLY


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 NEWS A9and healthy bays with productive levels of salinity and light „ are discordant themes in a whole symphony now badly out of tune, observers acknowledge. Once water gets into the lake, were at the mercy of the system we have. The more we can keep out of the lake the better off we are,Ž explains Rick Barber, a Naples-based en-gineer and career water manager appointed recently by Gov. Scott to the governing board of the 16-county South Florida Water Management District. But the water system weve created doesnt have to be the one we continue to live with. If its going to go south its got to get cleaned up. Can we even do that?Ž asks Mr. Poggi, the environmental consultant. Yes, we can. The only reason we cant or wont, will be funding. And ultimately its politicians who decide if that funding will be there.ŽSouthward, or not?Sending more water southward, and less east and west during the typical summer season of 55to 65-inch rainfalls, may be the key not only to the future of this water world it-self, but to the culture and economies built on it, many insist. Once upon a time, the southern Everglades and ultimately Florida Bay inherited almost all the water from the northern Everglades in a nearly imperceptible flow of a few miles per month. Now, says Mr. Perry, the Everglades gets only 13 percent of the water „ not enough to maintain the proper levels of salinity in Florida Bay. Agriculture, including sugar-producing companies that use 480,000 of the 700,000 acres in the government-protect-ed Everglades Agricultural Area mostly south of the lake, gets 23 percent. And the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee river systems get the rest, but in amounts that are often too much, or too little „ 20 percent in the case of the St. Lucie, and more than twice that much, 44 percent, in the case of the Caloosahatchee. But southward storage or filtering does not appeal to those who control much of the land below the lake. Sugar growers, with their heavy fertilizer regimens and license to back-pump dirty water, maintain that they have been able to reduce the amount of phosphorus they create by 50 percent in recent years. Backpumping into the lake „ we get criticized for it, but it only occurs under extreme flooding conditions,Ž says Ms. Miedema of the Sugar Growers Exchange. The South Florida Water Management District cant move polluted water out to tide, so they have to put it back into the lake to prevent communities from flooding. And they havent done that for months.Ž As for storage, she argues, that should be done either on the north side of the lake in cow country, or in the lake itself, with a better dike „ but not on sugar lands. Rather than using (our) farmland, storage north of the lake gives you a bigger bang for your buck.Ž And for the time being, she adds, Fix the levee around the lake. Thats the best place to store water.ŽWhere the pollution comes fromDebates about water use and storage aside, no one disputes this fact: The users, all of them together, create im-mense amounts of pollution. In the Caloosahatchee system, for example, 18 to 27 percent of nutrients come from Lake Okeechobee. Roughly the same amounts enter the system from submarine groundwa-ter inputs,Ž according to a study produced by marine biology Professor Ai Ning Loh and other researchers at Florida Gulf Coast University. The remaining nutrients come from the local watershed, especially east of the Franklin Locks. As a result, the researchers concluded, the best approach to reduce nutrient inputs would beƒ fertilizer ordinances, stormwater treatment areas, required septic system inspec-tions, and so on.Ž Some have taken action. Residents of Sanibel Island anted up a huge sum to keep their oceanfront and bay waters at-tractive to visitors, who will provide even greater streams of revenue, they hope. Theres a reason Sanibel spent $71 million on (sewage treatment) „ it was not to have septic poured into the wa-ter,Ž explains Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane. Unfortunately, however, the charming and upscale barrier island lies at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River, which is not charming and upscale. During the month-long flood of dirty-coffee water released downstream to protect Lake Okeechobees dike, sa-linity levels dropped to zero at various points in the naturally brackish estuary. The average flow through the Franklin Locks in Lee County for 30 days, from July 21 to Aug. 19, was 9,800 cubic feet per second „ 3.5 times higher than the harm threshold,Ž according to the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. That will have long-term effects, but it also had a shortterm effect: The release caused 100 percent mortality of intertidal juvenile oysters at two sites,Ž reported Rae Ann Wessel, the foundations policy director. Low salt or none is only the short-term problem on the Caloosahatchee or the St. Lucie, however. So far this year alone, about a million pounds of nitrogen and 600,000 pounds of phosphorous have been released down the St. Lucie River „ and probably more than twice that down the Caloosahatchee,Ž Mr. Perry said. Cleaning this water, and directing it in appropriate quantities to the right environments, is now the challenge.Inter-connected-nessUltimately, the system works like this:When somebody flushes a toilet in the clubhouse of Disneys Lake Buena Vista Golf Course, 10 minutes from the main gate at Disney World near the headwaters of the Kis-simmee River and the 28-year-old Chemline water-treat-ment plant there, that four-gallon injection will ultimately affect Florida Bay more than 200 miles distant. That happens even if the treated molecules of a flushed urban toilet, comingling with nutrient-rich waters from the lower Kissimmee basin, are held in Lake Okeechobee and then released in freshwater floods east or west down the St. Lucie or Caloosahatchee Rivers. There, they join runoff: the massive runoff from farms, tens of thousands of leeching septic tanks, each town and city, and every sewer treatment plant designed to take out some but not all the pollutants in the effluvium. When freshwater that once flowed southward reaches Stuart on the east, an ocean-front town bricked into the Atlantic mouth of the St. Lucie, or Sanibel Island on the west, wedged into Charlotte Harbor on the Gulf of Mexico, it cant refresh the southern Everglades and Florida Bay. Never mind that 90 percent of the wild fowl populating this water world in 1900 is now gone; Florida Bay has grown so salty without its traditional injections of naturally filtered freshwater that its marine populations might be unrecover-able to their original state. Especially if politicians dont behave much differently than they have in recent decades. Its a resilient system,Ž notes Professor Aswani Volety, a marine biologist and chair of the Department of Arts & Sci-ences at Florida Gulf Coast University „ shortly before add-ing the but.Ž But theres no silver bullet. The problem is not a localized problem.Ž Four things become apparent to nearly every opinionater weighing in on the water issue: One, the problem is likely to be solved only incrementally by a confluence of small fixes, unless lake water can be re-leased in large measure to the south. Two, it will take a great deal of money either way.Three, elected officials are the ones who determine whether that money will be spent, or not, repairing the Everglades system enough so that tourism, real estate and agriculture all can live comfortably in the region. And four, everybody is going to have to sacrifice something, from environmentalists to farmers. As Wayne Daltry, a retired planner and now president of Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association/Riverwatch, put it in a letter to elected officials recently, adversity is to be shared.Ž He was encouraging them to support a measure calling for the Army Corps to provide more water down the estuaries in the dry season. Even drawing down Lake Okeechobee six inches would invigorate marine wildlife in and near the gulf, and allow the Army Corps to store more water in the wet season „ at no cost „ than the entire, $500 million C-43 reservoir, with its 170,000 acre feet of planned storage, could hold upriver in Hendry County when and if it is ever built. (Congress has failed to release any stream of money for the project, so far.) That, in turn, would help water managers avoid the flooding of those estuaries, killing flora and fauna, Mr. Daltry pointed out. The C-43 reservoir on the west, and the now green-lighted C-44 on the east side of the lake, with its planned 50,600 acre feet of storage, represent the two most critical projects in the engineering plan of the South Florida Water Management District and Army Corps, many insist. If there is good news, it might be this, suggests Professor Volety. For about 15 years, things have been status quo. It hasnt really gotten worse. And this is a resilient system. It can come back.Ž It will have to if the natural and social economics of Florida are to remain robust. Q What they’re saying>> Lt. Col. Thomas Greco, Army Corps of Engineers: “We have four projects that we could pull off the shelf and pursue, while we’re waiting for congressional authorizations on others. C-43 (in Hendry County), xing the Biscayne Bay coastal wetlands, the C-111 spreader ca-nal (in Broward County), and the Broward County water preserve area. And here’s a wish list in no particular order: Herbert Hoover Dike rehab, pursue the Central Everglades Planning Project (the rst of two public review periods began last week, at That means 200,000 acre feet will be sent south. During times like this, it will not solve the problem of releases to estuaries but it will help. It will shave days and weeks of discharges off (the current pattern during heavy rain). Third: We need to complete current projects. The Tamiami Trail bridges. The Picayune Strand, the C-44 reservoir on the east side of the Lake.>> Professor Aswani Volety, professor of marine science at Florida Gulf Coast University: We know what the problem is and the x is easy: the realistic answer is, best practices. All the things that affect the water — the salt, the sediment runoff, the color, the nutrients — when you let water out of Okeechobee, you’re letting out the nutrients. So what can the different interests do in the name of best practices? Agriculture: think retention ponds. Residential non-point sources: Watch how much and when you’re applying fertilizer. Get off your septics and get on your sewers. Wastewater treatment plants: put them all online, and upgrade them. And the C-43 and C-44 reservoirs should go forward immediately.>> Barbara Miedema, vice president of the Florida Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative: Rather that using farmland (east or south of the lake for major water retention), storage north of lake gives you a bigger bang for your buck. Having consensus in terms of what needs to get done — that’s dif cult. We’ve been trying to do that. I was one of most vocal champions of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. I walked the halls of Congress with members of Audubon to retro t the central and south Florida ood control project. What I think can be done now to help?Fix the levee around the lake. That’s the best place to conserve water — in the lake.>> Wayne Daltry, president of Caloosahatchee River Citizens Association/Riverwatch: Look at the Tamiami Trail in Miami, look at Lake Okeechobee, look in between. The trail raising doesn’t help us until everything in between is connected, and MORE is added. The additional water going under the bridge has to be clean, the water in the lake isn’t clean, the works in between are already full, more needs to be done to clean more water for us to be helped. And all this is designed for years that are less wet than this year. Once the systems overload, they collapse (they ood). Here’s what can be done now: Ask for more exibility in managing the lake to allow for supplies to come to the river in the dry season even when the lake threatens to go below 12.5 feet. Achieving an additional six inches of discharge in the six-month dry season for environmental or economic purposes provides room for an additional storage in the wet season of over 200,000 acre feet — more than the C-43 reservoir is intended to provide at 170,000 acre feet. VANDY MAJOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYFGCU marine biology professors Ai Ning Loh and Mike Parsons recommend fertilizer ordinances, spetic inspections and storm-water treatment areas.


A10 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY What they’re saying>> John Cassani, Lee County Hyacinth Control: Sugar is backpumping nasty water into the lake at the same time (the Army Corps) is sending oodwaters east and west. It’s not a lot, but it sends an awful message. And they have been doing that for a lot of years in the name of ood control for farms. So that’s adding to both excess volume and excess pollution. The fundamental process of how our government works is a weak spot. Lob-byists are good at getting bene ts for the in uential few, and it doesn’t work for the public good. It’s the underlying aw of how democracy works. Yes, those interests should be represented but not at a large cost to others.>> Phillip Roland, mayor of Clewiston: Until they x the drain system — the ow from the top — until they can throttle that water down and make it take longer to get into the Lake, they’re not going to x this whole damn system.The Kissimmee is the big hoo-ha in this whole thing, and the restoration area, the thing everybody talks about, is only 13 miles long. But the Kissimmee valley is 80 miles or so. You can live with Indian Prairie and Harney Pond. But not with the Kissimmee the way it is.>> John Poggi, president of Eco-Advisers: Here’s my wish list. Number one: address the phosphorous issue at its source, so regulate agricultural discharges and development along the length of the Kissimmee Valley. Two, we’ll have to start treating what’s coming out of Lake Okeechobee — we’ll have to build ltering marshes and reservoirs to store and treat water. Then we’ll be able to send it south as an alternative to discharging it into estuaries as it was originally done. And we’ll be able to send it down into Florida Bay. The salinity levels in Florida Bay are unbelievably high because no fresh water gets dumped in there. Of course, once we have an alternative route for water to be discharged from the lake, cleaned up and sent south, we’ll continue to have issues with the estuaries.>> State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto (R-Dist. 30): When I started hearing criticism (of the governor’s plans) I knew we were going to have to work to dispel it. That comes through a multi-pronged advocacy of mayors, commissioners, local government. All options should be on the table. To solve it, it will take all of us. So the best option is for folks to be willing to be a part of the solution.>> Rick Barber, SFWMD governing board and a civil engineer: As a water manager, I can tell you that usually when you try to x a system, you start downstream and work upstream. These are conveyance issues not storage issues. If you x conveyance upstream, somebody downstream is going to get ooded. Starting at the Tamiami Trail (by raising it), it allows water conservation areas to the north to function better. So xing the Trail is good, but all these xes have to work together. Look at the Caloosahatchee basin itself, at all the farming between Fort Myers and Moore Haven. Now, I like to eat. And those farmers are doing the best they can. Can they do more? Yeah, they can do more on-site reten-tion, they can hold their own water.>> Kevin Ruane, mayor of Sanibel: We have to hold more water in the lake. I understand the priority of public safety. In life we manage risks. The Army Corps needs to manage the risk of the dike. We need to be able to send water to the canals around the dike, and down to the south. If you increase a little more water in the lake, and send more water down the canals, you have a short-term solution. The most encouraging thing is that everybody is on this issue, now. TO CLEAN UP AND BETTER MANAGE WATER COMING INTO and flowing out of Lake Okeechobee, a great deal more will have to be stored outside the lake, experts say „ both in reservoirs, and on southern lands where it once flowed naturally. A significant portion of those lands, 700,000 acres called the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), is now owned by farm corporations. Together, they grow 480,000 acres of sugar cane there. The EAA is a government gift to agriculture that includes 15 major canals and 25 water control structures managed by the South Florida Water Management District. The sugar companies use water channeled their way efficiently, they say „ back-pumping small amounts of it into the lake when necessary and cleaning the rest according to EPA standards before re-leasing it into canals flowing southward. But sugar companies have resisted storing additional water on their lands for many years, while insisting on significant amounts of water for irrigation in season. U.S. Sugar alone, with 1,700 employees, takes in an average of $604 million in prof-its annually, according to the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Its strategy for maintaining this status quo, say critics, includes significant campaign contributions to the states current political leaders in both parties. The relationship between so-called Big SugarŽ „ the Fanjul Corp. and the U.S. Sugar Corp., in particular „ and very powerful politicians, appears to be intimate. Sen. Marco Rubio, writing in his autobiography, An American Son,Ž recalled the following meeting with the Fanjul family, owners of Florida Crystals, Domino Sugar and others. The passage was later quoted in The Wall Street Journal. The Fanjuls suggested I spend Labor Day weekend in the Hamptons, where many of their friends and major Republican donors would spend the holiday. Jeanette and I stayed in Mark Gersons guesthouse. On Sunday night, Pepe and Emilia Fanjul hosted a dinner for us on their boat, and they invited former New York Mayor Rudy Gi-uliani. Rudy stayed for the entire dinner, and afterward we talked about my campaign. He wasnt ready to en-dorse me yet, but he was intrigued. There was no love lost between Rudy and Charlie Crist.Ž Mr. Crist, Floridas former Republican governor, had championed an effort to buy U.S. Sugar lands en masse at market rates with federal and state money, and solve the problem of Everglades restoration once and for all with a southern flow-way. It failed, although Florida managed to buy 26,800 acres for $197 million. Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. Rubio and others campaigned against the plan in 2010, and a three-year op-tion to acquire 153,200 acres of sugar land for about $ 1.1 billion expires next month. But the problem still has to be fixed „ thats what everybody is now insisting, both Republican and Democrat. I reached out to Congress with this, I reached out to (U.S. Rep.) Trey Radel and (State Sen.) Lizbeth Benac-quisto. I said, You need to fix this,Žsays Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane. Tourism in Lee and Collier counties alone is a $4.4 billion industry. It provides 85,000 jobs.Ž But not if the water is bad.Meanwhile, in one of the ironies of public life, Gov. Scott, who has long criticized federal participation and federal spending in Florida, went on the stump recently to demand help from the feds. He noted insistently that the federal government has failed to kick in $1.6 billion its officials promised to pay as the federal share of Ever-glades cleanup. And that isnt all they should pay, according to Gov. Scott. Theyll need to meet the state halfway in a num-ber of projects, including the new road raising on the Tamiami Trail in southeastern Collier County „ planned as 2.6 miles of elevated highway costing $180 million, to be split half-and-half by the state and the federal govern-ment. The project will allow water to resume its traditional flow from north to south and out through the southern Everglades to Florida Bay. At the same time, and supported by many state legislators, in his first term the governor has eviscerated the states Department of Environmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management District, along with state water quality standards, which are now significantly more lax than they were in 2010. The Water Management District budget alone, about $1.5 billion in 2010, came in at $567.3 million in the current fiscal year, profoundly inhibiting the ability of officials to monitor compliance with clean water rules, to study permit applications, and to do research, many said. Administration officials argue the system is now leaner and more efficient. And in the last six weeks, from the Indian River Lagoon, to Stuart and the St. Lucie Lock, to Fort Myers and the Franklin Lock, elected leaders, including Gov. Scott, have made appearances before disgruntled or anxious crowds, announcing money injections into a system de-signed to control water. That comes on the heels of larger struggling efforts by officials to advance the Comprehensive Everglades Res-toration Plan, reconfigured in 2000 from a decades-old plan as a nearly 70-part, 30-year strategy to save the Ev-erglades. But the CERP, as they call it, was judged to have made little progress by the National Research Council last year. Nevertheless, this is the most progress Ive seen in a long time „ that the legislature is willing to take up the is-sues in a meaningful way, to reform existing policies,Ž says John Cassani, a biologist and water official in Lee County. Thats big. What the outcome ends up being is still a question.Ž For example, the governor has now promised a $40 million state boost to help build a reservoir on the St. Lu-cie River, along with the $90 million boost to help raise the Tamiami Trail. But will the feds do their share?Some who toured with the governor last month are the feds. (Thats) where I come in,Ž announced U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, standing next to Gov. Scott at a Fort Myers meet-ing overlooking the Caloosahatchee. Ill work to make sure the federal government keeps the promises it made years and years ago (to pay for half of the Everglades restoration). A healthy environment means a healthy economy, means jobs for all of us.Ž Working a small crowd beside other legislators, all within a few feet of the governor, was a smiling State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto. Could she help secure more money for key water projects in her District 30? Were working on it,Ž she said.Meanwhile, proposals either to buy the U.S. Sugar land necessary to filter water south of Lake Okeechobee, or re-quire the agricultural companies to store more water on their lands have not received any attention from Gov. Scott. At a St. Lucie County news conference, reporters asked Gov. Scott how he could objectively consider such op-tions as acquiring U.S. Sugar if he continued to accept campaign contributions from the sugar industry. So far, hes received $375,000, records show, including a $100,000 donation in June, as summer rains began to fall. Look, what Im focused on is today. Were going to make sure we do the right thing for this community,Ž he replied. Were going to put the additional $40 million in to deal with the storm treatment area. Today, every one of us needs to call the federal government and say, Do your job. Fund these projects. Allow the Corps of Engineers the funding so they can do the right thing.Ž Q POLITICS AND WATER POLICY INTERSECTBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@” ROGER WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYGov. Rick Scott, above, and State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, left, hold a press conference in Fort Myers.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 NEWS A11 SOLUTIONSBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@” SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYDamage from the 1928 hurricane after-math that caused Lake Okeechobee to overflow, killing thousands. A similar flood could happen again. THE MOST DANGEROUS TIME: FLOOD RISK HIGH FOR LAKE OKEECHOBEE PHILLIP ROLAND SLEPT LITTLE ON THE LAST NIGHT OF AUGUST at his home in Clewiston, a town hunkered beneath Lake Okeechobees Herbert Hoover dike. Instead, he lay awake sweating it. Thats typical now as this months 85th anniversary of the second most deadly hurricane ever to hit American shores comes and goes. I just want to get to Thanksgiving so I wont have to worry about this every night,Ž he said. As he enters the most dangerous season on the calendar, Mr. Roland, who serves as mayor here where he was born and raised, worries about two problems. First, he mistrusts the 30-foot-high dike, stretching 143 miles and spiked intermittently with many culverts. The dike holds back 730 square miles of water just outside his door, but thats not the prob-lem. The problem is more vivid. The Herbert Hoover dike has a 40 percent chance of structural failure if the lake level reach-es 17 feet, engineers have told him. In August, after a month of the heaviest rains in recent years, the lake reached 16.3 feet. Water kept ris-ing at more than twice the rate engineers could discharge it into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. The other worry the mayor has is even worse, he says: a hurricane coming out of the east with its counterclockwise spin could have deadly consequences. Look, this is a once-in-50-year event, this rainfall weve had this summer,Ž he said. But if a hurricane comes out of the Atlantic and across the lake „ and about 90 percent of the worst storms weve ever had come in September or October „ this could become a once-in-a-hundred-year event. And Id have to order a mandatory evacuation.Ž Consequently, he just hopes to reach Thanksgiving without having to discover that were living in an answer year, rather than a question year. There are years that ask questions and years that answer,Ž wrote Zora Neale Hurston in her celebrated novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.Ž The book configures race, love and life during the Okeechobee hurricane that killed thousands living in the shadow of the Big Water,Ž as the Seminole Indians called the lake, tagging it forever with their word, Okeechobee. Lloyds of London, which had to pay out $3.4 billion after Hurricane Katrina, looked at that Okeechobee answer yearŽ in a more practical way. Its 22-page study, from 2006, pointed out that Okeechobee is ranked second by the International Hurricane Research Center in a list of the most vulnerable U.S. mainland areas to hurricanes.Ž It concluded that if the dike collapses, 40,000 residents living near the Lake will be in serious danger,Ž and five million residents living in three counties to the southeast of the Lake would be deeply affected, with economic losses likely to run to the tens of billions of dollars.Ž The furious storm that altered everything Floridians knew about water began on Sunday evening, Sept. 16, 1928, just after 6 p.m. It came off the Atlantic and slammed into Palm Beach County between Jupiter and Boca Raton, bringing a storm surge of 10 feet and waves likely as high as 20 feet before reaching the lake and overwhelming it, observers reported. In such lakeside towns as Belle Glade, Clewiston and South Bay, water reached heights of seven to 11 feet „ a roiling, killer torrent that swept out of the darkness into a region inhabited by about 50,000 residents, many of them living without elec-tricity or radios. By dawn thousands were dead. The bodies of many were lost forever. The exact number who perished in the Okeechobee storm can never be ascertained,Ž wrote Lawrence Will, a witness to the storm, in his book Okeechobee Hurricane.Ž Probably three-fourths or more of the casualties were Negroes who had come from the Bahama Islandsƒ many were carried by the flood far into the sawgrass wastes.Ž After that storm, everything about water changed in the southern half of the peninsula, including the construction of the Her-bert Hoover dike, which took more than 30 years to complete. Now, insists Mayor Roland, the fix needs to come in before, not after the next hurricane strikes. Because one thing is sure,Ž he says. Its going to happen again, sometime.Ž Q Lake Hicpochee Lake Hicpochee NG U L F O F M E X I C O L A K E O K E E C H O B E E DESOTO HARDEE MANATEE SARASOTA INDIAN RIVER CHARLOTTE EVERGLADESNATIONALPARK POLK NAPLES FORT MYERS MIAMI FORT LAUDERDALE WEST PALMBEACH STUART FORT PIERCE OKEECHOBEE HIGHLANDS GLADES HENDRY ST LUCIE LEE COLLIER MIAMI-DADE BROWARD IRL-C-25 RESERVOIR IRL-C-23/24 STORMWATER TREATMENT AREA IRL-C-23/24 SOUTH RESERVOIR IRL-CYPRESS CREEK/ TRAIL RIDGE COMPLEX NATURAL STORAGE AND WATER QUALITY AREA TAYLOR CREEK/ NUBBIN SLOUGH WATER STORAGE & TREATMENT AREA IRL-C-44 WEST STA PAL-MAR &J.W.CORBETT WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA HYDROPATTERN RESTORATION L-8 RESERVOIR & ASR C-51 BACKPUMPING & TREATMENT C-17 BACKPUMPING & TREATMENT LAKES PARK RESTORATION (NON SFWMD SPONSOR) SOUTHERN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES HYDROLOGIC RESTORATION HENDERSON CREEK/BELLE MEADE RESTORATION (NON SFWMD SPONSOR) SEMINOLE TRIBE BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION WATER CONSERVATION PLAN (NON SFWMD SPONSOR) MICCOSUKEE WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN WINSBERG FARM WETLAND RESTORATION (NON SFWMD SPONSOR) PBC AGRICULTURAL RESERVE RESERVOIR & ASR STRAZZULLA WETLANDS SITE 1 IMPOUNDMENT & HILLSBORO ASR PILOT BC WPA-C-11 IMPOUNDMENT WCA 2B flows to CENTRAL LAKEBELT STORAGE AREA BC WPA-WCA 3A/3B SEEPAGE MANAGEMENT NORTH LAKEBELT STORAGE AREA CENTRAL LAKEBELT STORAGE AREA DADE-BROWARD LEVEE & CANAL BIRD DRIVE RECHARGE AREA S-356 STRUCTURES L-31N SEEPAGE MANAGEMENT PILOT RESTORATION OF PINELAND& HARDWOOD HAMMOCKS IN C-111 BASIN (NON SFWMD SPONSOR) C-111 SPREADER CANAL BISCAYNE BAY COASTAL WETLANDS FLORIDA KEYS TIDAL RESTORATION LAKE WORTH LAGOON RESTORATION C-51 REGIONAL GROUNDWATER ASR LAKE OKEECHOBEE ASR LAKE OKEECHOBEE ASR MODIFY HOLEY LAND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA OPERATION PLAN MODIFY ROTTENBERGER WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA OPERATION PLAN WCA 2B flows to CENTRAL LAKEBELT STORAGE AREA IRLC-44 EAST STA LAKEBELT INGROUND TECH. PILOT BC WPA-C-9 IMPOUNDMENT TAMIAMI TRAIL CULVERTS TEN MILE CREEK WATER PRESERVE AREA TAYLOR CREEK STA IRL-C-25 STORMWATER TREATMENT AREA C-43 BASIN STORAGE RESERVOIR Part 1 & C-43 BASIN ASR Part 2 CALOOSAHATCHEE RIVER ASR PILOT LAKE OKEECHOBEE ASR PILOT LAKE OKEECHOBEE ASR PILOT WESTERN C-4 STRUCTURE WEST MIAMI-DADE REUSE (NON SFWMD SPONSOR) BROWARD COUNTY SECONDARY CANAL SYSTEM IRLNORTH FORK FLOODPLAIN RESTORATION LAKE TRAFFORD RESTORATION ACME BASIN B DISCHARGE IRL-PALMAR COMPLEX NATURAL STORAGE & WATER QUALITY AREA IRLALLAPATTAH COMPLEX NATURAL STORAGE AND WATER QUALITY AREA SOUTHERN CREW IMPERIAL RIVER FLOW-WAY EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA STORAGE RESERVOIR-Phase I EASTERN C-4 STRUCTURE WCA 3 Decomp & Sheetflow Enhancement Part 1 (S-351) Flow to NW & CENTRAL WCA 3 IRL-SOUTHFORK NATURAL STORAGE & WATER QUALITY AREA LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE INTERNAL CANAL STRUCTURES EAA STA Compartment B EAA STA Compartment C EAA RESERVOIR L-21 Bolles Canal C-43 WEST RESERVOIR SOUTHERN GOLDEN GATES ESTATES (Picayune Strand) RESTORATION C-111 SPREADER CANAL WPAC-11 Impoundment WPA-Site 1 Impoundment C-44 RESERVOIR/STA WPAAcme Basin B Discharge WPA3A/3B Seepage Management EAA RESERVOIR L-16 Cross Canal NUBBIN SLOUGH STA WCA 3 Decomp & Sheetflow Enhancement Part 1Sta 5 Sta 3 & 4 Sta 2 Sta 1W Sta 1E Sta 6 LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE INTERNAL CANAL STRUCTURES LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE INTERNAL CANAL STRUCTURES WPAC-9 Impoundment EAA RESERVOIR PHASE I IRL-C-23/24 NORTH RESERVOIR MARTIN PALM BEACH For detailed information on Everglades Restoration projects, please go to evergladesplan.organd L-30 CANAL UPGRADE WCA 3 Decomp & Sheetflow Enhancement Part 1 WESTERN C-11 WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT MONROE BISCAYNE BAY COASTAL WETLANDS PHASE I SOUTH MIAMI-DADE REUSE (NON SFWMD SPONSOR) WASTEWATER REUSE TECHNOLOGY PILOT LAKE OKEECHOBEE WATERSHED LAKE OKEECHOBEE WATERSHED CERP PROJECT AREAS CRITICAL RESTORATIONPROJECT AREAS CERP CONCEPTUALPLANNING AREAS EXPEDITED PROJECTS **Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan LAKESIDE RANCH/STA BRADY RANCH/STA IRLC-44 RESERVOIR D E D S E E O T O T T H H A A H H H R R A A A D D R R R E E D D D E E E E E M A M M N A A A N N T E T T E E E C-44 Resevoir and Stormwater Treatment Area will help prevent releases from Lake O. from overwhelming the St. Lucie River system. Gov. Scott recently pledged $40 million to the project. S R S A S S R A A A R R S O T A T T C H C C A H H R A A L R R O T T T T E T T C 4 3 B A S I N S T O R A G E R E S P a r t 1 & C 4 3 B A S I N A S L A K E O K E E C H O B E E W A W T E R S H E D C-43 Reservoir will help divert freshwater releases from Lake O into the Caloosahatchee River. Funding remains stalled in Congress. F F o o r r d d e e t t a a i i l l e e d d i i n n f f o o r r m m a a t t i i o o n n o o n n E v e r g l a d e s R e s t o r a t i o n p r o j o e c t s p l e a s e g o t o e v e r g l a d e s p l a n o r g a a n n d d e e v v e e r r g g l l a a d d e e s s n n o o w w o o r r g g Kissimmee River Restoration – Restores 27,000 acres, more than 13 miles of the 80-mile basin, to help clean water. O F F M E X X I C O Tamiami Trail Culverts and Bridges – Gov. Scott recently pledged $90 million for a 2.6-mile bridge to improve natural water flow. This map shows more than 60 pieces of the ambitious Everglades Restoration Plan adopted by Congress in 2000, along with other government efforts to restore natural waterflow. Most phases are not currently funded. Completely implementing the plan will help restore natural water flows and increase water quality throughout southern Florida. Former Gov. Charlie Crist negotiated a deal in 2008 to purchase 180,000 acres of U.S. Sugar land south of Lake Okeechobee to help filter water and clean the Everglades. Although the state bought 26,800 acres for $197 million, a three-year option for the rest of the land — 153,200 acres — expires next month. The Army Corps of Engineers has spent more than $400 million replacing and removing culverts. The project will strengthen the aging dike and help prevent catastrophic flooding. EVERGLADES AGRICULTURAL AREA PURCHASE FIXING THE HERBERT HOOVER DIKE Get involvedThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting to discuss the draft report for the Central Everglades Planning Project and give the public an opportunity to comment and ask questions.>> When: 6:30 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 >> Location: South Florida Water Manage-ment District, 3301Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach >> For more information:


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A14 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYTake care of your kidneys so they can take care of you THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTHYour kidneys arent very big „ each is about the size of your fist „ but they do important work to keep you healthy by maintaining just the right balance of water and other substances inside your body. Unfortunately, if your kidneys start to malfunction, you might not realize it for a long while. Kidney disease usually doesnt make you feel sick until the prob-lem becomes serious and irreversible. Most people have few or no symptoms until chronic kidney disease is very advanced,Ž says Dr. Andrew Narva, a kid-ney specialist at NIH. You can lose up to three-fourths of your kidney function and essentially have no symptoms.Ž Especially if you are in a high-risk group, there are important things you can do to keep your kidneys healthy and catch problems early. Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs on either side of your spine in the middle of your back. Their main job is to filter your blood. They also produce sev-eral hormones that help to control your blood pressure, make red blood cells and activate vitamin D, which keeps your bones strong. We all lose a little of our kidney function as we get older, but when kidney function drops because of an underlying kidney disease, its something to be con-cerned about. Toxins and extra water can build up in your blood. Falling hormone production can cause other problems. About one in 10 adults nationwide, or about 20 million people, have at least some signs of kidney damage. There are different types of kidney disease. Most strike both kidneys at the same time, harming the tiny filters called nephrons and reducing their filtering ability. When damage to nephrons hap-pens quickly, often because of injury or poisoning, its known as acute kidney injury. Its more common, though, for nephrons to worsen sl owly and silently for years or even decades. This is known as chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease can strike people of any race, but African Americans are especially at risk. African Americans also tend to have high rates of dia-betes and high blood pressure, the two leading causes of kidney disease. Other risk factors for kidney disease include heart disease and a family history of kidney failure. If you have these risk factors, its important to be screened for kidney dis-ease. Screening usually involves simple laborato-ry tests: a urine test to look for kidney damage and a blood test to measure how well the kidneys are working, Dr. Narva says.Know your numbersThe urine test checks for albumin, a protein not routinely detected when your kidneys are healthy. The blood test checks your glomerular filtration rate, or your kidneys filtering ability. A GFR below 60 is a sign of chronic kidney disease. A GFR below 15 is described as kidney failure.I tell my patients they should know their numbers,Ž says NIH kidney expert Dr. Jeffrey Kopp. We usually cannot cure chronic kidney disease, but if we catch it early, we can slow down its progression.ŽWithout treatment, kidney disease often gets worse. Once your GFR drops below 15, you might need a kidney transplant or dialysis. Its a good idea to talk with your doctor about the possibility of these therapies long before theyre needed. It takes time to under-stand your options, and its easier to figure things out when youre feeling healthy. In general, the preferred therapy for kid-ney failure is to have a kidney transplant, but not everyone can have a trans-plant,Ž Dr. Kopp says. Obstacles include long waiting lists for healthy kidneys and finding a well-matched donor. Dialysis allows patients with kidney failure to feel better and continue with everyday activities. Although dialysis is a life-saving therapy, it can be challenging for patients and families,Ž says Dr. Paul Kimmel, who leads an NIH program to improve the lives of patients on dialysis.Preventative measuresYou can take many steps to avoid or delay reaching the point of kidney failure. The best thing you can do is control your blood pressure. A healthy lifestyle, including physical activity and a heart-healthy diet, can help to normal-ize blood pressure. Most Americans eat more sodium and protein than the body needs. Its your kidneys job to filter and get rid of the leftovers 24 hours a day, seven days a week,Ž says registered dietitian Theresa Kuracina, who advises NIH on kidney health and nutrition. Healthy kidneys can generally handle the workload. But if you have kidney damage, too much sodium and protein can have a negative effect,Ž Ms. Kuracina says. We generally recommend eating less sodium and more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. To reduce fats, choose lean meats and low-fat or fat-free dairy products.Ž If you have kidney disease, and if lifestyle changes arent enough to slow down kidney damage, your doctor might prescribe medications to reduce blood pressure, control blood glucose and lower your cholesterol. Dont wait to take the first step to keep your kidneys healthy. Talk to your health care provider about your kidneys, and ask if you should be tested for kidney disease. Q HEALTHY LIVINGProtect your kidneysIf you are in a high-risk group (African Americans, those with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease or a family histoyr of kidney disease): Q Get your blood and urine checked for kidney disease. Q Learn to manage your diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease. Q Take medicines the way your provider advises. Q Cut back on salt. Aim for less than 1,500 mg of sodium daily. Q Choose foods that are healthy for your heart. Q Be physically active. Q Lose weight if you’re overweight. Q Limit alcohol. Q If you smoke, take steps to quit. Stirring the pot: A friend’s advice might not be what you needLiza was scathing in her criticism of Janies husband, Brad. Ill tell you something, Janie. If he were my husband, I wouldnt tolerate it. For Brad to go on a golf outing with his friends, leaving you home with the kids all weekend isnt fair. You work as hard as he does. I think its really thoughtless.Ž But Janie hadnt even been upset when Brad brought up joining his buddies for a golf weekend. She knew Brad was killing himself at work. And though she worked full-time, too, she didnt find her job to be as stressful. Besides, she enjoyed her weekends with the children. But when Janie told Liza about Brads plans, Liza reacted as if Brad had committed a crime. Janie began to doubt herself. She wondered if Brad was taking advantage, and if she should have demanded he forgo the trip. By the time Brad came home from work, Janie had worked herself into a frenzy, and heated words were exchanged. Brad was stunned. I thought we went over everything, and you were OK with the trip. Where did this come from?Ž Janie was beside herself. The last thing she wanted was to be at war with Brad. This wasnt the first time Janie had an argument with Brad after shed spent time with Liza. Ironically, Lizas marriage had ended bitterly two years earlier, and Janie hadnt approved of the way Liza had conducted herself. So Janie wasnt even sure why she allowed herself to be influenced by her friend.Sadly, weve all had a friend or relative just like Liza. Doesnt it seem like this person has the uncanny ability to stir the prover-bial pot? First, there may be unnerv-ing, harmlessŽ comments that provoke upset, when we were not initially upset at all. We may start to worry, get angry or have self-doubts. If challenged, the friend professes innocence, assuring us of love and loyalty. A friend might mean well, but unsolicited comments can send us in the wrong direction. Some friends are so miserable in their own lives „ or envious of our good for-tune „ they deliberately set us up for trouble. The ones we should be most careful of are those who would swear on a stack of Bibles that they have our best interests at heart as they work against us behind the scenes. Fortunately, most friends are well intended. Even so, we should take cau-tious steps when selecting intimates. Its not always easy to spot destruc-tive relationships at the outset. So-called friends may take pains to be on their best behavior and gain our trust and confi-dence. When questionable things come up, were likely to give them the benefit of the doubt. Sometimes were reluctant to look at a friendship objectively because weve invested emotional energy into build-ing a bond. We may overlook toxicity because we dont want to let the rela-tionship go. And sometimes its unwise to sever relationships with relatives, co-workers, or members of our social sphere. It may be more advisable to keep the relationship superficial as we watch our backs. While this may seem duplici-tous, its a preferable way of navigating the bumpy waves of social relationships. When were open to self-reflection, we can learn important things about ourselves from the people who unravel us, considering why we accept their influence. If we find ourselves regularly feeling demeaned or uncertain in our relationships, its important to consider if we play a contributing role, and if its time to choose relationships differently. We should also pay attention to messages we may unintentionally send. When we feel insecure, we may reach out to others for reassurance and invite opinions and advice. Sometimes we say yes when we want to say no. That can lead to frustration and anger. Its important to step back from certain relationships to maintain perspec-tive. Heading off intrusive feedback requires communicating that we are in control. If a friend is especially pushy, well have to be especially firm and not invite undue influence. We may not always have a choice about the people we must get along with, but we can shield ourselves from toxic relationships and reward ourselves by spending time with people we can count on. Learning to trust our own judgment is a skill learned over time. Ultimately, we are the experts who determine whats right for us. Q „ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. A Palm Beach Gardens resident, she holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Gardens office at 630-2827, online at, or on Twitter @LindaLipshutz. t J s a t linda


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 20133 A15 HEALTHY LIVINGReplacing heart valve without surgeryDear Dr. Donohue: My 88-year-old father has congestive heart failure and aortic stenosis. His cardiologist suggest-ed transcatheter aortic valve replace-ment as an alternative to open-heart surgery. Ive read overwhelmingly posi-tive reports about this minimally inva-sive technique. I feel very strongly that doing this not only would prolong my fathers life but also would greatly improve its quality. I would appreciate any help you could give me to alleviate my fathers appre-hensions. He is very leery about having any sur-gical procedure. „ J.W. Answer: At 88, your dad probably has health consid-erations other than his nar-rowed aortic valve and con-gestive heart failure. Even if he does, the pro-cedure of replac-ing his aortic valve without the standard surgical operation places little stress on him and gives him the chance to lead a more active and longer life. A narrowed aortic va lve, a ortic stenosis, makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood out into the body. The surgical procedure for replacing that valve involves cutting the breastbone (sternum) so the surgeon can view the heart directly. The transcatheter inter-vention is done without any incision. A pliable tube, the catheter, is advanced from a surface artery and threaded into the heart. The valve replacement is attached to the catheter. When the sur-geon has arrived at the site for installa-tion, its accomplished directly with the catheter. This procedure is a godsend for elderly people who might not be able to withstand the rigors of the standard operation. When people with aortic stenosis develop symptoms, their life span is greatly reduced. If congestive heart fail-ure results from this valve problem, a patient, on average, has only one and a half to two years of life left. And those years are not pleasant. The affected per-son becomes extremely short of breath even on slight exertion. Valve replace-ment eliminates the death threat and the breathlessness. Your dad should reconsider his position. This procedure isnt surgery. The booklet on congestive heart failure explains this common condition and its treatments. Readers can order a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue, No. 103W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipients print-ed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. Dear Dr. Donohue: I am 71 years old and have been told I have DISH, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. I am told there is no cure. Will you give me your opinion and advice? „ R.B. Answer: DISH is something that happens in middle and older ages. Its calci-fication and bone formation in the liga-ments of the back. Bone spurs are part of the picture. Any part of the spine can be affected, from neck to lower back. For many, it causes no symptoms but acci-dentally is discovered on an X-ray. For others, its a source of pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis, the most common kind of arthritis, has no cure either. Many therapies exist to dull its pain and preserve joint motion. The same goes for DISH. Heat, stretching exercis-es, Tylenol and the many nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Aleve, Advil, Motrin, etc.) can make life livable for those with DISH. Q BY PAUL G. DONOHUE, M.D.Special to Florida Weekly ADVERTISEMENT ASK THE DENTAL EXPERT Question: How Does 3D Technology Aid the Dentist? Answer: In the past, placing dental implants involved a lot of guesswork. Dentists used to rely on traditional black-and-white x-rays, which only displayed two-dimensional images, inaccurate in size and detail. The dentist could not see the bone, soft tissues or surrounding vital structures beneath the gums, so he would have to approximate the location of surgical implant placement. X-rays are fine for finding decay in teeth, but for dental implant surgery, 3D CT scans are now considered “the standard of care” in modern dentistry. A CT Scan is a volumetric image of your teeth, jaws, and surrounding vital structures. It shows, in high resolution and unparalleled detail, structures not visible with traditional X-rays. A qualified dentist can then determine the quantity and quality of bone as well as bone density where the implants will be placed, and identify vital structures such as nerves and sinuses. With this information, the dentist can then determine the proper treatment approach for each individual patient, including the correct implant type, size and position for optimal implant placement. These scans make implant placement more efficient and predictable while dramatically reducing the time a patient spends in the dental chair. Dr. Jay Ajmo earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1986. He is an active member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and designated Master Cosmetic Dentist by the Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. He’s been awarded Diplomate Certification from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Diplomate from the American Dental Implant Association and a Mastership from the Misch International Implant Institute. He’s a member of The American Academy of Oral Implantologists.Dr. Ajmo is Board Certified in IV sedation and maintains an active membership with the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology. Jay L. Ajmo D.D.S., P.A., Board Certi“ ed Sedation DentistPGA Center for Advanced Dentistry State-of-the-art DentalImplant Diagnosis Jay L. Ajmo D.D.S.,P.A.PGA Center for Advanced Dentistry7100 Fairway Dr. Suite 59Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418x£‡"‡nU*`iˆVœ“ ASK THE COSMETIC SURGEON Question: I always look tired, are there any procedures that can help? Answer: Many patients who come to my office complaining of looking tired usually have signs of aging around the eyes. Drooping of the eyebrows, excess skin of the eyelids, bags under the eyes and wrinkles around the eyes can all contribute to looking like you have had a lack of sleep, despite being well rested. In previous columns, I discussed how Botox can be used to smooth crow’s feet wrinkles extending from the corners of the eyes. Dermal fillers are also used below the eye to eliminate the dark groove between the eyelid and nose. Volume added to this area creates a natural transition between the eyelid and the cheek, resulting in a rested appearance. While these procedures can help some patients, sometimes surgical options are needed to achieve the changes a patient desires. Brow lift and upper/lower lid blepharoplasty can correct low eyebrows, excess eyelid skin and bags under the eyes. I spend significant time determining what features are most concerning to each patient and combined with a thorough exam, I then recommend a specific treatment plan. Cutting edge concepts include performing a brow lift with the use of an endoscope/camera through five small incisions, upper lid blepharoplasty with conservative fat excision to prevent a skeletonized look and lower lid blepharoplasty with an incision inside the eyelid to prevent the lid from descending during the healing process. Overall, the goal is to restore a younger and well rested appearance around the eyes using the most effective treatment tailored to each patient. To see if eye rejuvenation is right for you, please call my office to schedule a free consultation.Dr. Lipan’s interests are focused on facial plastic surgery, having completed a fellowship at Stanford University, a position accredited by the America Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Originally from New York City, Dr. Lipan completed undergraduate work at Cornell University, went on to graduate in the top of his class with a distinction in research at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and then trained with well-respected facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons at the University of Miami. Dr. Lipan resides in Palm Beach Gardens with his wife and their two daughters. Michael Lipan, M.D., Board Certi“ ed Facial Plastic SurgeonGardens Cosmetic Center Eye rejuvenation Gardens Cosmetic Center 4060 PGA Blvd. Suite 203Palm Beach Gardens, FL Ask The Health & Beauty Experts


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 NEWS A17 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.FLORIDA WEEKLY run 8-29-13 3/4 Pg [10" x 11.6"] 4c, send pdf JMC3147 UCC FlWkly 00-492-13 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 Highballs & Hibiscus fundraiser set for Sept. 20More than 200 friends of Jupiter Medical Center got together for a pre-par-ty at Lilly Pulitzer at the Gardens Mall on August 28 to celebrate the upcoming Highballs & Hibiscus event on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Frenchman s Creek Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens. Guests and shoppers in the Lilly Pulitzer store enjoyed drinks compliments of Sobieski Vodka and appetizers from The Capital Grille, while 10 percent of their purchases were donated back to the foun-dation for the benefit of the Health & Rehab Center at Jupiter Medical Cen-ter. In addition, patrons enjoyed a live painting session with artist Sarah LaPierre, who donated her piece of art to the Highballs & Hibiscus prize drawing. Guests viewed the Lilly Pulitzer beach cruiser, which is also part of the drawing. Highballs & Hibiscus festivities on September 20 start at 7 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by a gourmet buffet dinner and entertainment. The party will continue until 11 p.m. with dancing and prize drawings which include the Lilly Pulitzer beach cruiser, LaPierres origi-nal artwork, a six-month membership to the Palm Beach Boat Club, golf at The Breakers Rees Jones Course, dinner for eight at Ironwood Steak & Seafood at PGA National Resort, and numerous other packages. Highballs & Hibiscus is presented by a group of social and business professionals to provide an occasion for the commu-nitys younger constituents to experience a fun-filled evening without having to don a tuxedo or gown. Honorary Chairs Mimi Vaughan and Jefferson Vaughan, co-chairs Carolyn Broadhead, Rebecca Seelig and Betsy Scott, and more than two dozen hosts are organizing Highballs & Hibiscus to benefit the Jupiter Medical Centers Health & Rehab Center. Major sponsors making this third annual Highballs & Hibiscus possible include: Platinum Sponsor Carlton Fields Attorneys at Law and Michael L. De George; Silver Sponsors Jupiter Imaging Associ-ates, Knight Corporations, Rendina Com-panies; Fashion Sponsor Lilly Pulit-zer; and Magazine Sponsor Palm Beach Illustrated; Entertainment Underwriter Provident Jewelry. Frenchman's Creek is a private community and the foundation said in a statement that it is grateful to the anonymous member for graciously spon-soring Highballs & Hibiscus at the Club. Tickets, raffles tickets and a limited number of sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are still available and may be found online at or by calling 263-5728. Q


A18 NEWS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Flagler Museum2013-2014 Season Programs For information or to purchase tickets visit or call (561) 655-2833 For a free Season Program Guide call (561) 655-2833, or e-mail: Fall Exhibition Man of the Century: The Incomparable Legacy of Henry Morrison Flagler October 15, 2013 January 5, 2014 Caf des Beaux-Arts open for the Season in the Flagler Kenan Pavilion November 29, 2013 April 19, 2014 Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities and Special Holiday Lecture December 1, 2013, 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Winter ExhibitionStories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York January 28 April 20, 2014 Holiday Evening Tours of Whitehall December 18 23, 2013 Whitehall Lecture Series Crimes of the Century The Inventor and The Tycoon Feb. 2 American Lightning Feb. 9 The Devil’s Gentleman Feb. 16 Depraved Feb. 23 American Eve Mar. 2 Flagler Museum Music Series 7KHQHVWFKDPEHUPXVLFVHWWLQJLQ6RXWK)ORULGD Shanghai Quartet Jan. 7 Yoonie Han Jan. 21 Cuarteto Latinoamericano Feb. 4 Atos Trio Feb. 18 Talich Quartet Mar. 4 Summertime, and the living is easy It was a quiet summer in the world of philanthropy. As soon as board and committee meetings of local charities adjourned for the summer break, many board and advisory committee mem-bers bolted for the door in anticipa-tion of far-flung vacations and distant second homes. Those who remained behind were content to see them go, relishing the pause in many organi-zational activities that included the personal bonuses of less traffic and a more leisurely dining experience at favorite restaurants. The work of non-profit professionals continues, of course, but their time and attention turn in summer to think-ing about challenges that an otherwise frantic pace seldom allows during the rest of the calendar year. Future-year budgets, event and projects planning, staff development, and issues of policy and practice come into greater focus. Summer is also the time when a dis-cipline of thought leadership comes more into play. Executives of charities seldom have the time to dwell sufficiently upon the community context of social and economic changes that influence the choices that lie ahead for the orga-nizations they lead; but to the extent they do, summer is an opportunity. This is a version of quality time every charity deserves. It is far too easy to underestimate how important it is to, on occasion, check conventional wis-dom at the door and approach past assumptions with a critical eye. In the nonprofit world, effective leader-ship is an entrepreneurs game and entrepreneurship an overall measure of organizational effectiveness. The benefit of the pause to think refreshes mission and purpose like nothing else can. Add all these housekeeping tasks up and summer is ordained as a criti-cal part of the business cycle when charities get the internal, heavy lifting done; and, as a practical matter, come September, preparations are made to make a fast-start out of the gate „ because there is never much time to look back. Meanwhile, all the other regular activities continue unabated. No wonder summer is the default reward for charities that successfully make the long ascent of doing too much, in too little time. In Palm Beach County, the value of time is even more pronounced. The county is an especially unique, philanthropic market place. Time is money; there is far more money than time; and gathering philanthropy rose buds while ye may requires efficiency in a highly competitive market, and must be accomplished on a short fuse. The extraordinary wealth found with-in area zip codes is every nonprofits dream, but fundraising is a tough busi-ness, subject to donor preferences that make donor engagement with local needs challenging. To have the conver-sation, the charitable sector mirrors its business cycle on the seasonality char-acterizing the comings and goings of part time residents. These individuals are a substantial part of the prospec-tive, high net-worth, donor commu-nity. Philanthropists who are part time residents have a short-term attention span. It is difficult to attract their char-itable interests because of the distrac-tions that characterize a leisurely life in paradise among ones global peers. Philanthropic loyalties generally lie elsewhere, too. Not easily dissuaded, local charities vigorously compete for the philanthropic largess flowing back home,Ž typically a distant place and most definitely not here. To com-pete, charities have spawned, as a donor development tactic, a veritable industry that orchestrates a dizzying array of charitable fundraisers. Their emphasis is on creating short-lived, pop-up, donor communities of inter-est. The high social season would be deprived of much of its momentum were it not for the local charitable needs used to justify a splendid array of opportunities for donors to have a good time for a good cause. The sheer magnitude of effort is enormous that is being invested in donor entertainment to cultivate giv-ing. To manage this and other tasks, nonprofits typically abbreviate twelve months into nine months of activity with a heavy emphasis on fundraising events designed to replenish coffers starting to ebb and hit low tide at summers end. There are other com-munities where nonprofits commonly share with their Palm Beach counter-parts, the tax on time extracted by the seasonality of part time residents but the charity-inspired social season is exceptional in its breadth and inten-sity. Charities invest an inordinate amount of time and energy in the business of orchestrating and hosting lavish galas, dinner dances, raffles, silent auctions, cocktail parties, cul-tural events, celebrity dog washes and artistic performances. The season of giving is about to begin in Palm Beach County. Lets hope the amount of the contributions generated by charitable events provides payment in full for the opportunity costs of the time and energy required. Q „ Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian and 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 has written and spoken frequently on issues affecting charitable giving and the nonprofit community and is recognized nationally and in Florida for her leadership in the community foundation field. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. Email her at and follow Lilly on Twitter @llilly15. t T c u o d a t leslie


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Mr. Pincus has served as vice-chairman since 2011 and served on the DDAs seven-member board for five years., according to a prepared statement from the DDA. Mr. Pincus follows Roy Assad, who has served three terms in the chairman role during his years working with the DDA and is continuing his commitment to the Downtown District as a board member. Mr. Pincus moved to West Palm Beach in 2005 and quickly immersed himself in the joys of downtown living, the statement said. He brings exten-sive experience and knowledge to the board from the perspective of both resi-dent and a business professional with a background in government, business, consulting and education. In addition to the DDA board, he is active in community affairs. He served as president of the Downtown Neigh-borhood Association in the past and is cur-rently a member of the Downtown Secu-rity Task Force. Mr. Pincus was also on the advisory board for the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency for two years. Downtown West Palm Beach has gone through a remarkable resurgence over the past few years despite a chal-lenging economy, literally booming with a great mix of offices, retailers, res-taurants and creative cultural venues. The DDA has played a key role in this success to enhance the area by work-ing diligently with business owners, residents, visitors and government to create a vibrant, high-energy downtown that keeps people coming back again and again, and this year I want to see to it continue to rise to new levels with experiences that are always original,Ž said Mr. Pincus, in the statement. With five years of experience as a member of the DDA board, Mr. Pin-cus has a strong grasp of whats next in the districts development. I see a strengthening of brand recognition for the Clematis District, and from a broad-er perspective this will help advance the Citys reputation and appeal. We want to drive patronage and engagement, and ensure that West Palm Beach becomes a destination city that offers an exciting, safe and welcoming environment day and night, seven days a week.Ž Mr. Pincus is prepared to guide the DDAs strategies toward accomplish-ing these goals, and find new ways to enhance use of the downtown water-front, create more cultural synergy among the downtown arts and histori-cal venues, and add quality experiences like the Downtown Summer Gallery Series, the statement said. He emphasizes the continuation of strong support for the countys economic development outreach and preparing the city to be nimble in response to opportunities to bring new businesses here. He empha-sizes that under this board, he will strengthen the reputation as a business-friendly downtown. Created in 1967 by a special act of the Florida Legislature, the DDA has evolved over the years into a vital orga-nization responsible for shaping the look and feel of the Downtown District, and helping its businesses to grow and prosper. Legally mandated to attract, retain and market a distinctive mix of retail, dining, office, entertainment and cultural venues within its taxing dis-trict, the DDA also leads a coordinated plan to address and improve economic development, public services, safety and the overall quality of life Downtown. For more information about the DDA or Downtown West Palm Beach, see or call the DDA at 833-8873. Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________PINCUS


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 BUSINESS A23 Fundamental analysis cannot help bond investors Bonds and the direction of interest rates are excellent examples of how the investment future is not funda-mentally knowable and, further, that fundamental analysis, at a minimum, should be accompanied by technical analysis and technical trading rules. Most retail investorsŽ or individual investors think that an investment position should be taken by them or by their advisor only based, or largely based, on sound fundamental reason-ing as the premise is that the future is knowable, predictable or can be closely approximated. Such fundamental divination is the basic tenant of investment research and the value proposition offered by investment and advisory firms that sellŽ their fundamental prowess. The idea that the future can be fundamentally discerned is also embraced by the many investment newsletters. Unfortunately, many newsletters adopt an investment posi-tion (bear or bull) and then, use economic and macro data to support their predisposition. The investment newsletters might be disregarded by the more sophisticatedŽ money man-ager, but they are embraced by retail investors. Not surprisingly, traditional investment portfolio allocations are made to exactly these (and often only these) asset classes, e.g., bonds and equities. Retail investors have unfortunately been trained that a bond/equity mix is a fully diversified portfolio and that allocations to bonds are a mustŽƒ leaving only the degree of allocation to be decided. (And rarely does the degree of allocationŽ mean a zero allocation to bonds.) Why is there such a proclivity toward a fundamental view of an (at best) crazy, mixed up investment world? Most retail investors or advi-sors take comfort, both intellectually and emotionally, that they have some understanding of the world or some sense of the direction of interest rates or better understanding of a com-pan ys prospects beyond a companys annual report and other disclosures; they want to know this in their own due diligence process before they take an investment position. Then they can feel good about what they are doing, whether there are small or gargantuan sums of money at play. Investors do not want to enter the world of no one knowsŽ or it is really risky to be a long-only investor right now.Ž They prefer to stay in the world of logic and somehow appease their gut or intellect. Some of the very best fundamental macro investors in the 2008 debacle turned out to be very wrong macro investors post-2008. Often mentioned within this group is Henry Paulsen who made billions in the mortgage crisis, (definitely a stunning macro call) yet his macro calls since then have been left wanting. In subsequent years, he carried a huge portfolio allo-cation to gold, which collapsed. Interest rates and bond prices have clearly displayed over the past several months the high degree of unpredict-ability and fundamental unknowing that truly exists in investing. Fundamentalists might think there are reasons to suggest that a U.S. recovery has made a foothold. But with GDP growth under 2.5 percent, where is the rip roaring growth that would warrant higher rates? There is none. Surely, all were promised that the Fed would exit its QEs with grace, but we have come to find out that a hint of their trimming QE caused a mass exit from a theater that was on fire. Surely, Syria, Egypt, Cyprus, etc. would remain on the back burn-ers, until they exploded. And the drama of these worldwide, cataclys-mic events seemingly shields from public view that a further U.S. bud-get induced sequestration is on the immediate horizon „ another form of the unknowable. Which brings us to the U.S. 30 Year Treasury. For two years, the U.S. 30 year has traded mostly under 3.25 per-cent. Beginning the end of April 2013, interest rates began a rapid rise from 2.8 percent to a recent 3.8 percent, having recently retreated from over 3.9 percent as of mid-August, To say that such a rise in rates was knowable is somewhat ridiculous as not only did an imponderable happen, but several imponderables happened! The newsletters that boast I told you soŽ can always be right 50 percent of the time. They just take one of two sides of an investment bet and, over time, they could well be right 50 per-cent of the time. And that is why technical trading, trading according to a technical set of rules, according to an algorithm set, is so very important for inves-tors. It doesnt suppose that it kn ows anything; it takes no entrenched posi-tion; and hopefully, it quickly admits when it is wrong and exits a trade and has the tenacity to stay in a trade and not prematurely take profits and prematurely exit a position. Once an investor accepts the usefulness and validity behind technical trading and using rule sets, then the investor has the emotional and intellectual free-dom to venture beyond just equities and bonds and enter the world of many other investment asset classes, including commodities and managed futures. Investors might think about how technical aspects of investing can be incorporated into their portfolio. Its not just that technical systems have their own investment merits, but they also can hedge or safeguard against meaningful changes in interest rates and bond prices. Q „ Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems, 571-8896. Find her on Facebook at Jeannette Showalter, CFA. m t a R b i a jeannette SHOWALTER CFA showalter@ww fsyst MONEY & INVESTING Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of CommerceUpcoming eventsQ "3rd Annual Golf Classic" Sept. 13The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce third annual Golf Classic, presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, will be held on Friday, Sept. 13 at PGA National Resort and Spa. Business leaders and decision makers from companies across every business sector throughout Northern Palm Beach County are invited to participate in this prestigious tournament. The Golf Classic will be a shotgun start with a scramble format. Can't golf but want to join everyone for lunch following golf? Lunch only price: $55Q Business Before Hours "Annual Mayor's Breakfast" Sept. 18The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Mayor's Breakfast presented by The Hanley Center on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott. Every year, mayors from Riviera Beach to Tequesta join the chamber for this popular event. Each mayor will give a brief update on what has happened in the past year in their municipality and what is to come. Those confirmed for this years event include: Town of Jupiter, Mayor Karen J. Golonka City of Palm Beach Gardens, Mayor Bert PremurosoJupiter Inlet Col-ony, Mayor Daniel J. ComerfordTown of Juno Beach, Mayor Mort LevineTown of Lake Park, Mayor James Dubois-Town of Palm Beach Shores, Mayor John WorkmanVillage of North Palm Beach, Mayor William L. ManuelVillage of Tequesta, Mayor Abby Brennan To register for any of these events, visit Q


A24 BUSINESS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Panama Canal cruising into its 100th anniversary BY HARVEY HAGMAN Special to Florida WeeklyBill Murphy, 91, looks out on the blinking crimson lights of the channel markers as the cruise ship ms Amsterdam passes skeletal-like cranes that pierce the opales-cent dawn. Ive been on 23 cruises, but this is the one I always wanted to make, go the 48 miles through the Panama Canal,Ž Murphy says as a dolphin cuts the surface off the port bow. The loud speaker of the Holland America Line cruise ship booms, Its the ships 50th transit of the canal. Were going NW to SE, but were called a northbound ship. Were lining up our bow with three green lights on the pole ahead. In 1964, when the canal went to a 24-hour operation, the rule became bigger ships traverse the canal during daylight hours.Ž My wife and I look up at Deck Six lined with sleepy, camera-toting passengers. Theyre looking down at a channel dug in 1904. The present canals expansion, begun in 2007, is set to end with celebrations in 2014. Three pilot boats shepherd us through one of historys most remarkable engineer-ing feats. Originally, the French attempted to build the canal in 1881. Its plans, which failed, called for a sea-level canal 29 feet deep and 72 feet wide. Thereafter, the U.S. proposal called for a lock canal. This was accomplished by damming the Chagres River to bring water to higher levels. The locks would form a watery staircase. With-in the locks, electric locomotives, called mules,Ž would move along the banks, pulling the ships. Panamas landscape was as deadly as it was alluring. Accidents and disease claimed about 25,000 lives under the French and 5,000 under the Americans. For us its alluring and posh as the Amsterdam makes its way, entering the Gatun Locks at 7 a.m., crossing Gatun Lake, going through the Culebra Cut, then the Pedro Miguel Locks, the Miraflores Locks and passing the distant towering buildings of Panama City before entering the Bay of Panama and the swells of the Pacific Ocean at days end. Among its interesting facts are: € More than 200 million cubic meters of material were removed during the canals construction. If placed on a railroad flatcar, the material would circle the globe four times. On Aug. 15, 1914, the SS Ancon offi-cially opened the canal. € The new Panama Canal locks will be 427 meters long and 55 meters wide, the size of four football fields. € The $2-million electric muleŽ pulls the ship and keeps it in line. Gravity flushes water from the locks. Some 52 million gallons of water are used each for each passage. With the new canal, 60 percent less water will be used. € The canal originally cost $387 million and employed 85,000 workers. It costs our ship $258,067 to make our transit. In 1928 it cost adventurer Richard Halliburton noth-ing to make the passage. He swam it. We opted for the 15-day Panama Canal cruise because we wanted to experience the canal aboard a ship. We left Fort Lau-derdale on May 1 with eight days at sea and port calls in Aruba, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, Corinto, Nicaragua, and San Cruz Huatalco, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, before we disembarked in San Diego. The ship continues on to Vancouver, Canada. This trip offered a great price as it was a repositioning cruise, soon to cruise Alas-kan waters, royal pampering, fabulous food and time to enjoy the sea, relax, read, swim in the pool and partake in some of the 500 activities. The Holland-America line has the highest return rate in the cruise industry. We sail from Fort Lauderdale in fog and rain so we explore the excellent library, the gym, the restaurants, the pools and the com-fortable theater. Although 1,380 passengers and 647 crew are aboard, the ms Amsterdam, with 10 decks, never seems crowded. With its stabilizers we never feel waves. Our spacious ocean view cabin has a large, comfortable bed, flat screen TV (one channel gives our position, course and sea position) and all the amenities. In the evenings we often sip wine on the lower promenade deck and enjoy the seascape. Nightly, when we return to our cabin after a sumptuous meal, a show, a drink or danc-ing, ingenious white towel figures greet us. Soon all cares are forgotten. Our first stop is Oranjestad, the island of Arubas historical Dutch capital. The picturesque town is a bargain hunters paradise, featuring sophisticated luxury malls. However, with our guide Ricardo, we set off to catch a flavor of this islands turquoise waters, secluded coves, great diving, azure skies, alabaster beaches and diverse topography Hundreds of thousands of tourists „ half are repeat visitors „ come to the island annually to enjoy its perfect weath-er, and its world-class hotels, beaches, golf, action-packed casinos, enjoyable nightlife, varied, and exquisite dining. The average temperature is 82 degrees, but cooling trade winds make even the hottest days comfortable. My wife is up early at Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica, anxious to take her 10 mile-long zip lines through the canopy of a rain forest and relax aboard a tram tour. Later, she writes, Soon I am clearing the top of the trees, flying at 30 m.p.h. zipping between two mountains and over a canyon on 10 zip lines. Once in harness I feel joy, fear, vulnerability, excitement and exhilaration.Ž Sleepy Corinto, Nicaragua, sits on a barrier island and affords access to Nica-raguas rugged interior. The nation has the largest area of primary-growth rain forest north of the Amazon, hundreds of soft, white sand beaches, six active volcanoes and sleepy surf towns. Since 2002 it has created 76 national parks to protect the countrys wildlife after its bloody civil war. Guide-peddler Roberto Rodriguez charges us $10 for a tour on his two-seat tricycle with a bright, square canopy. Its perfect for side streets, stops to chat with his English teachers class, pop in on bar-ber shops and watch a tailor working his sewing machine on the street. At Huatalco, a tourist resort planned by the Mexican government, white con-dos with arches and terraces climb the cliffs. Below, are nine large bays, secluded beaches, harbors and small touring boats. We stroll the town, practice our Spanish and relax. Puerto Vallarta, Mexicos most popular Pacific resort lies before us as we anchor in the big, blue Bahia de Banderas. Behind rise tropical mountains, beaches, white buildings with red-tile roofs and cobble-stone streets around its cathedral. Nearby was filmed Night of the IguanaŽ with Richard Burton and Ava Gardner. We stroll the promenade with its artistic stone stat-ues, paintings, and pleasant atmosphere. In winter, humpback whales come into the bay, which draws whale watchers world-wide. Cabo San Lucas, at the southern tip of Baja California, has welcomed pirates, fishermen and recently those seeking a quiet retreat. Sport fishing boats line the harbor of this fishermens paradise. With its sunny, desert climate, its growing fast. When we disembark at San Diego, the ship continues on with some 40 round-the-world voyagers and a full complement of other contented passengers. Q The famed Cabo San Lucas arch. Passengers observe Panama Canal from the deck. Passengers await a ship to enter locks. Dutch gables mark Oranjestad architecture.Paddlers set off in Cabo San Lucas bay. Resources:


A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-17, 2013 A25 FLORIDA WEEKLY Luxury nestled in San Remo at Mirasol SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY This five-bedroom, five-bathroom home, with nearly 5,000 square feet under air, offers luxury and the finest details, and is nestled in the desirable San Remo neighborhood of Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens. A full golf membership is available. From the moment you walk into this immaculate, light-filled home at 155 Remo Place, you are captivated by stunning views of lush landscaping and peaceful gardens. The fresh, clean design is showcased throughout this home with such details as sleek cabinetry, motorized custom window treatments, state-of the art stainless appliances, and seamless showers. Enter the home through a double impact glass door entry into a spacious foyer with marble floor inlay that leads to an elegant living room with a custom fireplace and floor to ceiling windows capturing a breathtaking private garden. The first floor master bedroom with volume ceilings and upgraded carpeting has bright and beautiful double door impact windows overlooking the waterfall spa, pool, and lush tropical landscaping. Dual sleek built-in closets are a generous size. The master bathroom with seamless glass showers, granite counter tops with dual vanities and an inviting Jacuzzi tub overlooks the private serene gardens. Adjacent to the living room is a spacious dining room with volume ceilings, wet bar, and picture windows looking out at a tropical paradise with winding an outdoor path nestled in the landscaping. Discreetly located between the dining room and kitchen, you will find a generous walk-in pantry and well-appointed butlers pantry. The gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless Sub Zero appliances, Sub Zero wine cooler, beautiful granite counters, and center island, opens to a welcoming family room. The spacious study with hardwood and granite floors offers a view the tranquil pool, spa and landscaping. The second level offers two full bedroom suites, seamless showers, granite countertops, generous walk-in closets, and a spacious 13x14 light-filled loft. Each bedroom has a private balcony with picturesque views. The large, 14x14 guest house is fully equipped with a generous closet, intercom, kitchenette, and private bath, and leads to the patio and pool, offering a wonderful retreat for guests. The inviting 25x26 custom salt water heated pool and waterfall spa is detailed with glass tile accents. The spacious outdoor patio with built-in natural gas kitchen is surrounded by tropical landscaping equipped with night-time lighting, a perfect setting for relaxing, dining and entertaining. The 3-car airconditioned garage offers built-in cabinets and upgraded, heavy gauge garage door openers. Enjoy the lifestyle at Mirasol Country Club with two champion golf courses, state-of-the-art practice range and facilities, 15 clay tennis courts, full-service spa and fitness center, new family sports complex, year-round social events, and much more. Fite Shavell & Associates lists the home at $1,730,000. The agent is Linda Bright, 561-629-4995, Q COURTESY PHOTOS


A26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 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. Ve r s a t il e barr e l -s hap e d se a ts ba c k in v og u e BY TERRY AND KIM KOVELGarden seats shaped like a barrel are being made today from porcelain, pottery, plastic, rattan and even plaster. They are used in a living room as a cof-fee table, in a powder room as a pedes-tal to hold towels, or inside or outside as a seat. The original antique zuo-dun,Ž a Chinese barrel seat, was a drum made with stretched skin tops held by nails and trimmed with nail heads. Many modern barrel seats have a row of round bumps that imitate old nail heads. Most common are white porcelain bar-relsŽ decorated with blue designs, often hand-painted. A 19-inch-high porcelain garden stool made in about 1900 sold for $1,210 at a Leland Little auction last December. The porcelain is blue with white flowers and birds. The stool has pierced decorations and bumps that resemble nail heads. Q: When I lived in the north woods, I came across a pile of half-buried old bottles along a loggers road. One of them was a Dr Pepper bottle. There is no label on it, only raised letters and num-bers. It reads Dr Pepper, Good for Life.Ž On the back is a circle with the numbers 10, 2 and 4. The bottom reads Fairmont, Minn.Ž Can you tell me something about it and if its worth anything? A: The Dr Pepper soft drink was first served in Waco, Texas, in 1885 and marketed nationally in 1904. The period after DrŽ was used on and off in logos, then removed entirely in the 1950s. Your Dr Pepper bottle dates from between 1927 and 1934. During this time period, embossed or raisedŽ logos and letters were used on the brands bottles, along with the bottling citys name on the bot-tom. The 10-2-4 marketing idea for Dr Pepper was introduced in 1926 and stands for Drink a Bite to Eat at 10, 2 and 4 oClock.Ž The circle represents a clock dial. Dr Pepper bottles with raised let-ters like yours can sell for up to $50. Q: I would like help in placing a value on a tea set marked Phoenix Ware, Made in England, T.F. & S. Ltd.Ž I have the tray, six dessert plates, six cups and saucers, the cream pitcher and the sugar bowl. Two cups are broken, but I have the pieces. A: The mark on your tea set was used by Thomas Forester & Sons Ltd. at the Phoenix Works in Long-ton, Staffordshire, England. Thomas Forester opened a pottery in Longton in 1877 and built the Phoenix Works in 1879. The name of the company became Thomas Forester & Sons after his sons joined the business in 1883. The pot-tery closed in 1959. Ev en if the set were perfect, the 21 pieces would sell for less than $100. Q: I have a set of 14-inch-square cardboard cards titled Your Planned Conditioning Program.Ž Theyre at least 60 years old. Each card pictures an athlete or sports star explaining how to do a conditioning exer-cise. Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra and Whitey Lockman are among the baseball players. What is the set worth? A: A complete set of the cards, including its accompanying bro-chure, was up for auc-tion a few years ago with a minimum bid of $50. It didnt sell. But dont throw away your set someone out there might be interested in buying it. But you wont get a lot of money for it. Q: I have had a Hummel wall plaque of an angel and two children since the 1950s. It has the Goebel full-bee mark and the word GermanyŽ on the back. A wide crown mark with WGŽ also is stamped on it. I learned from a Hummel price guide that the design never went into production. The book said that there are no speci-mens known.Ž Value? A: Your plaque is thought to be a prototype of a Hummel design called Angel with Two Children at Feet.Ž Factory records say it was designed in 1938 by Reinhold Unger, but it may not have been approved for regular production. A similar production model is listed in a 1950 Goebel catalog, but not as a Hummel. Talk to an auction house or shop that specializes in Hummels. Your plaque may be a very exciting find „ or it may be a variation, or even a fake. Let us know what happens. Tip: If you are buying a safe to store coins, jewelry, valuable papers, money, rare sports cards or other valuables, dont forget that a thief can just carry a safe away if it is lightweight and not bolted to a wall or floor. We laughed at the full-page ad in our local newspaper that showed a mailman carrying a boxed new safe to the buyers front door. A large safe, however, may be too heavy to put anywhere but in the garage or basement and too big to fit through a standard door. 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: ANTIQUESGarden stools have become popular again, and buyers use them indoors or outdoors. This blue porcelain antique Chinese stool sold for $1,210 at a Leland Little auction in Hillsborough, N.C.


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 A29 FLORIDA WEEKLY The maestro is gone, and that means that the Palm Beach Pops also will slip away from a regular performing sched-ule during its 2013-2014 season. According to its website, the Pops will continue its focus on music educa-tion in schools. With the unfortunate passing of Maestro Bob Lappin, the board of directors unanimously chose to move forward honoring his legacy by emphasizing music education in the schools. The board believes that we owe it to the community and to Maestro Lappins work over the last two decades to preserve the organizations assets as opposed to operating at a deficit,Ž executive director and board member David Quilleon said in a statement. After 21 years together, our musicians, techni-cal staff, subscribers and performers have become like family. We are deeply sad-dened that we will not see them as fre-quently, but expect to work with them on future music programs, concerts and fundraising events.Ž According to the website, patrons who purchased a 2013-14 subscription will have the option to either accept a refund by mail, or for those who believe in the Pops mission, donate the money to support music education programs. The Pops box office will be working to speak with all subscribers over the next few weeks. The Palm Beach Pops plans to continue and expand its educational pro-grams, which promote music in the classroom for elementary school stu-dents in Palm Beach Countys under-served districts. The Music and You program correlates music with social studies, litera-ture, character education, science and math. About 90,000 children have participated in the program. The Pops will look forward to performing future concerts locally and nationally. The organization will continue to focus on fundraising to support what has always been its mission, preserving the great American Songbook and pro-viding music education opportunities to local children. For additional information, visit Q Pops to curtail performances for 2013-2014 seasonSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYLAPPIN The Kravis Center offers a “War Horse” plus some old favorites for next season The Kravis Center promises to trot out a warhorse or two for its 2013-2014 season. The warhorses, they sell out. People love them,Ž said Lee Bell, the Kravis Centers senior director of programming. The ones we bring back do great shows, so thats why theyre here,Ž he said, mentioning Engelbert Humperdinck, Neil Sedaka and Paul Anka. But its not just about the standbys. Its Savion Glover, Jonny Lang, Celtic Thunder, Chris Isaak, Rock of Ages. Merle Haggard actually is selling quite well in the donor pre-sale,Ž he said in advance of the cen-ters Sept. 28 public ticket sale.Old and new BY SCOTT SEE KRAVIS, A36 XCOURTESY PHOTO A scene from “War Horse.” Paul Anka See the complete list of shows, Page A35


A30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Weekday Dinner Specials cannot be combined with any other offer. SUMMER SPECIALS END SEPT. 30th 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$INNER3PECIALSTuesday 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 vegetableAll Weekday Dinner Specials Include: Bread, Soup or Salad, Coffee, Tea, & Dessert $EAR#USTOMERS0LEASENOTETHE0ELICAN#AFWILLBECLOSEDFOR6ACATION -ON3EPTTHr2ErOPENINGON4UES3EPTTH4HANKYOUFORHELPINGUS CELEBRATEGREATYEARSANDWELOOKFORWARDTOSEEINGYOUUPONOURRETURN High Holiday 2013 High Holiday 2013 Start The New Year On A High Note with Chabad of Palm Beach GardensDates: Yom Kippur: September 13-14 Palm Beach County’ s ONLY Jewish Radio Show Separating FACT from FICTION & Bubbemaasehs from the Bottom LineSundays 9-10am on Seaview Radio-95.9FM $0 ‡ ) 0 Proudly Presented by The Fuoco Group Accountants & Business Consultants Reserve Your Seats By Calling 561-6-CHABAD (624-2223) or Online at All Services will be held at the Borland Center 4885 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL~Inspiring and easy to follow~Delicious Kiddush Following Service~Friendly and Warm Community~Traditional Judaism for Contemporary Jews SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSClean living lacks a certain something One afternoon last week I stood at the gas pump filling up my car when a man who looked like trouble pulled into the pump next to me. He had brightly colored tattoos running down his arms and a smooth shaven head. He wore a tight T-shirt and big sunglasses, and his car had a gaudy, tricked-out look. I sighed inwardly. Here we go, I thought. He was exactly the type of man I have always attracted. But as I leaned against my car and waited for the tank to fill, I noticed him not noticing me. He never once looked in my direction; I had become invisible. I scowled, trying to figure out what was missing from this once-predictable equation. Then I caught the reflection of my image in the car window: a woman dressed in a modest blouse and dark jeans, her hair pulled back in a conser-vative braid „ no crop top, no mini-skirt, no bling. For a moment I didnt recognize myself. Who is that woman? I thought. Then I laughed. Of course, it was me. You might not believe this, but Ive cleaned up my act in the last few years. Ive throttled back on my proclivity for bad behavior. Maybe Ive matured, or maybe the opportunities for mischief have just diminished with age. Either way, Im all demure respectability now. Which is sometimes disappointing. Thankfully, there are people who still remember my former self „ that other woman who in some ways embarrasses me and in other ways makes me proud. Ive done a good job of erasing her over the last few years (it helps that I often travel to places where no one knows me). But my oldest friends „ the ones I grew up with, whose friendship I treasure with a fierce intensity „ they have not forgotten her. They remember every scandalous outfit, every night of dancing on tables, every silly man that woman ever let kiss her. No matter how many times I reinvent myself elsewhere, I am that same naughty girl the minute I come home. Im telling you,Ž I told a table full of friends at a Labor Day cookout. Im all about clean living now.Ž They were kind enough not to roll their eyes. But recently a package arrived in my mail: Hot Flash Sonnets,Ž the new poetry collec-tion from Moira Egan that tackles many of the issues women face as we age. In And Into Ashes All My Lust?,Ž Mrs. Egan writes: My new friend asks me if I think we lose/our younger selves completely, shed our lust/like sexy petticoats or snakeskins strewn along lifes path.Ž The first time I read the poem, I had to stop reading for a moment because the words had struck me so deeply. I thought about the ways we surrender our sexuality „ not just to age, but to our own respectability. In our rush to tidy up our characters, to make ourselves more presentable, we sacrifice something elemental and true. When I think back to my mischievous former self, Im surprisingly fond of her, and I would miss her if she disappeared completely. Q m h w W r w artis


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A32 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYPlease send calendar listings to At The Bamboo Room The Bamboo Room is at 15 S. J St., down-town Lake Worth. Call 585-BLUES or visit Doerfels — 9 p.m. Sept. 13; $10 advance, $12 day of showQHave Gun Will Travel — 9 p.m. Sept. 14; $7 advance, $10 day of showQThomas Wynn and the Believers — 9 p.m. Sept. 20; $12 QAnthony Gomes — 9 p.m. Sept. 21; $15QThe Georgia Satellites — Doors open 7 p.m., Showtime 9 p.m. Sept. 27; $33-$38 At The Cruzan South Florida Fairgrounds, 601-7 Sans-burys Way, suburban West Palm Beach. 795-8883, Civic Tour with Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson and PJ Morton — 7 p.m. Sept. 14. Tickets: $48-$3,500 QMiranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley — 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Tickets: $36-$564 At The Eissey The Eissey Campus Theatre is at Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive off PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens. 207-5900;“Duetto” — Painting Exhibition by Debra Lawrence and Robin Neary, through Oct. 9. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and during performances. 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 permitting, call for tour time. RSVP required for tours, 747-8380, Ext. 101. QLighthouse Sunset Tour — Sept. 20, 25. Sunset. $15 Members/$20 Non-Members. RSVP required, 747-8380, Ext. 101. 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. QFilms — Sept. 13-19: Una NocheŽ and BlackfishŽQSept. 21: Divas On Stage; $15. QSept. 27-29: LDUB Film Festival; $9-$30. QOct. 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. At The Mos’Art The MosArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit — Sept. 12: Aint Them Bodies SaintsŽ and La CamionetaŽQSept. 13-19: Prince AvalancheŽ and Terms and Conditions May ApplyŽQ“Into the Woods” 7 p.m. Sept. 20 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’im Lynn — Sept. 12-14. Tickets: $12-$15QLouie Anderson — Sept. 13-15. Tickets: $22.50 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.Q Science Nights — 6-9 p.m. the last Friday of the month, Sept. 27. 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 Green Market — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at Abacoa Town Center, 1200 Town Center Drive, Jupiter. Info: 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 Oct. 6. For information, search Facebook or call 670-7473.QPalm Beach Gardens Green Market — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through September. Under a roof, and partly indoors, at STORE Self Storage, 11010 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gar-dens; 630-1146 or visit Thursday, Sept. 12 QStory time session at the Loxahatchee River Center — 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit by Night — Live music 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Clematis Street at the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach, 8221515 or visit Sept. 12: Pocket Change.QLe Cercle Francais — Francophiles and Francophones can join for a monthly gathering at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month (next session Sept. 12), in members homes. Call 744-0016.QPalm Beach Chamber Music Fall Festival — 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19, Oct. 10 and Nov. 14 at Lynn Universitys Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Oct. 11 and Nov. 15 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in downtown Lake Worth. Tickets: $20 per concert or $45 for 3-concert subscription. Free admission for students (with ID). For Lynn tickets, call 237-9000 or visit For Lake Worth tickets, call 800-330-6874 or visit www.pbcmf.orgQBingo — Noon every Thursday at the Moose Lodge, 3600 RCA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Lunch available at 11 a.m. Packs start at $15. $250 games. 626-4417.QStudio Parties — Free group lesson at 7 p.m., followed by parties 8-10 p.m. Thursdays, Alexanders Ballroom, 51 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Cost: $15 per per-son; 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.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, Sept. 13 QDowntown Live — 7 p.m. Fridays, Downtown at the Gardens Centre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Sept. 13: Groove Merchants. Sept. 20: Pam & Dave. Sept. 27: Maurice Frank & Friends. Free; 340-1600.QScreen on the Green — See Trouble with the CurveŽ (rated PG-13) at 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at the downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront. Stars Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman. Free; 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 Saturday, Sept. 14 Q“Bus Loop to Benefit Scholarships, Downtown Neighbor-hood” —The Palm Beach County Gator Club, an affiliated organization of the University of Florida Alumni Association, will partner with the West Palm Beach Downtown Neighborhood Association, to present the Fall 2013 West Palm Beach Bus Loop.Ž The event spotlights local businesses throughout the Clematis St., CityPlace. The event provides trolley ser-vice, a free drink at each of the nine par-ticipating venues, and a post-event pizza party. This event benefits the scholarship fund of the Palm Beach County Gator Club, which this year is sending 15 local students to college with a $2,000 scholar-ship. Sept. 14, 6 p.m. to midnight. Advance tickets for the Bus Loop are only $20, with $35 tickets available at the door. Tickets can be bought in advance through the link at Live — 7-10 p.m. Saturdays, Downtown at the Gardens Cen-tre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Sept. 14: Sound Proof. Sept. 21: Samantha Russell. Sept. 28: Treebo. Free; 340-1600.QKids Story Time — 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; free. Visit Sunday, Sept. 15 QPalm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront Concert Series — Free concerts 4:30-7:30 p.m. the third Sunday of each month from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Meyer Amphitheatre, downtown West Palm Beach. Sept. 15: Highway to Hell, AC/DC tribute. Info: Monday, Sept. 16 QAmerican Needlepoint Guild — 10 a.m. every second and fourth Monday (next meeting is Sept. 13), 110 Mangrove Bay Way, Jupiter. Call 747-7104 or email and Greet — Interested in joining a Red Hat chapter? An ambas-sador will be available to meet you 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sept. 16, Doubletree Hotel, 431 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gar-dens; Tuesday, Sept. 17 Q“No Boundaries” — Exhibition of works by 10 artists, Sept. 17-Oct. 11, Art Gallery at Palm Beach State College, 3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Free; 207-5015. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 20133 A33 Now Open! 3T,UCIE7"LVD0ORT3T,UCIE&,sr Chef’s Two-Course Menu$1600(PBG location only) 6 7HOLE&RIED"ELLY#LAMSs,OBSTER2OLLS )PSWICH3TEAMERSs&ISH#HIPS &ISH4ACOSs#HOWDER 561-557-2881Live Oak Plaza 9249 Alt A1A, North Palm Beach )GPVN[7UGF(WTPKVWTG#EEGUUQTKGUHTQO #PVKSWGUVQ/KF%GPVWT[%QPVGORQTCT[ Buying single items to entire estates 7 Days A WeekSTORE WIDE SALE 20% OFF STORE WIDE SALE 20% OFF 20% OFF WHAT TO DOQ2nd Annual Harmonies from the Heart Concert — An eclectic mix of classical, jazz, and popular music. The concert will include premier per-formances of original compositions by local composers. There will be a tribute to the music of Gershwin and a guest performance by pianist Copeland Davis. Benefits Grace Notes Music Founda-tion, 7 p.m. Sept. 17, Harriet Himmel Theater, CityPlace, West Palm Beach. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children; Wednesday, Sept. 18 QBlue Water Babes” Fish for the Cure” Kick Off Party — Live music and line-dancing lessons. Sept. 18, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. At JRs Buckwild Country Bar, 4000 RCA Blvd., Palm Beach Gar-dens. 622-8888. Tales — 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday. Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach; 627-8280 or Ongoing Events QArmory Art Center — Sept. 13-Oct. 26: Red Morgan: Witness: Gos-pel by the Cane Fields.Ž Sept. 13-Oct. 19: Mark Cohen: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.Ž Sept. 21-Nov. 9: Collabora-tion: African Diaspora.Ž Armory Art Center is at 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. 832-1776 or Beach Photographic Centre — Through Nov. 16: Kadir Lopez, two exhibitions; The Conflux of EternitiesŽ and An American Pres-ence in Cuba.Ž 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 ArtCenter — Through Oct. 22: Photo Now!Ž and ArtyBras.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’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.QThe Loxahatchee River Environmental Center — Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or Beach Zoo — Zoo Safari Nights are 5:30-9 p.m. Fridays through September with a family-friendly 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 of Palm Beach County Art on Park Summer Exhibit — Mondays-Saturdays noon-6 p.m. Through Sept 27. Free. Everyone wel-comed. Art on Park Gallery, 800 Park Ave. Lake Park. 345-2842, Museum — Open 10 a.m.5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Museum is housed in Henry Flaglers mansion. 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; Q COURTESY PHOTO See “Baptism,” by Red Morgan, at the Armory Art Center.


A34 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY Everything Orchids A Shady Affair Plant Sale Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 14 & 1510:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m.Gate Donation $10Members & Children FREELectures & Demonstrations Orchids, Palms, Bromeliads and More! Mounts Botanical Gardenxx™ ˆˆ>/>ˆU7i*>“i>V…561-233-1757 U P l a n t S a l e 4 & 1 5 l G a r d e n Ladies Consignment Boutique &/27+,1*‡6+2(6‡$&&(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 DailyQVIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Someone in authority might decide to select you as a candidate for a project that carries more responsibilities. Be prepared to show why youre the right choice for the job.QLIBRA (September 23 to October 22) That new workplace problem should be dealt with as soon as possible. Leaving it unresolved for too long could lead to an even more unsettling and time-consuming situation.QSCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might have to do some fancy juggling to keep both your work responsibilities and personal obli-gations on track. But ultimately, youll work it all out, as you always do.QSAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might hear some upsetting things about a situation in your life. But dont be swayed by talk. Demand proof before making any deci-sions on the matter.QCAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Dont risk depleting those precious energy levels by taking on more tasks than you can realistically handle. Also, remember to ask for help when you need it.QAQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) It might be difficult for the Aquarian who is used to giving advice to take counsel when offered. But its a good idea to listen to what trusted friends feel you should know.QPISCES (February 19 to March 20) Things might be a little unsettled as you move through a period of reassess-ment. But once you get your priorities sorted out, you should be ready to tackle an important decision.QARIES (March 21 to April 19) The changing season brings new expe-riences as well as challenges for the ever-adventurous Aries. Your social life expands, as do the opportunities at your workplace.QTAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That recent period of uncertainty has passed. You can now feel more confi-dent about making decisions, especially those that relate to an important per-sonal relationship.QGEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although you might be faced with a number of tasks on your to-do list, try to take time out to enjoy the arts. Music, especially, can be soothing to the sensi-tive soul of a Gemini.QCANCER (June 21 to July 22) A disagreement with a colleague or friend is best resolved with open and frank discussion. Trying to force the other party to see things your way is bound to backfire.QLEO (July 23 to August 22) That Leonine pride might be ruffled by a col-leagues challenge to one of your pet ideas. But stop growling and listen. You could learn something that will work to your advantage.QBORN THIS WEEK: Youre able to achieve a happy balance in your productive life by never feeling over-whelmed or underappreciated. PUZZLES HOROSCOPES NEW130ACROSSES By Linda Thistle +++ Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine. + Moderate ++ Challenging +++ ExpertPuzzle Difficulty this week: W SEE ANSWERS, A36 W SEE ANSWERS, A36


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 20133 A35 JVYULKILLM‹WHZ[YHTP [\YRL`VMM[OLMYHTL IYPZRL[‹ZTVRLK ZO WP[HZr^YHWZ OVTLTHKLZV\WZ IYLHRMHZ[VTLSL[Z WHUJHRLZ‹ISPU[aLZ NS\[LUMYLLIYLHKZ Deli Selections .HYKLU:X\HYL:OVWWLZ‹ 54PSP[HY`;YHPS7HST)LHJO.HYKLUZ(7\ISP_7SHa H‹ 5>*VYULY4PSP[HY`r7.(‹^^^IV\SL]HYKNV\YTL[KLSPJVT Military Trail PGA Boulevard FREE >P-P FREE >P-P 2000 PGA Blvd., Suite A3140, Palm Beach GardensSW corner of PGA Blvd & US Hwy 1 {]Ÿ všŒWo rr{ XŒl]šZv‰ouZPŒvX}u Mon-Fri: 7 ƒ -3 {^šr^vWƒ -2 SERVING BREAKFAST & LUNCH TRY OUR WORLD-FAMOUS FRENCH TOAST OUR FAMOUS CALIFORNIA TUNA SALAD GRASS-FED COWS WITHOUT ANTIBIOTICS OR HORMONES BURGERS Buying a car at the best of times is a stress-ful and often frustrating experience. Even with tools like CarFax and AutoCheck, the used car customer may not really have the informa-tion needed to make an informed deci-sion. One business is out to change that. North Palm Beach resident Bill McLaughlin has come up with an alternative — one he hopes changes the way all of America shops for cars and trucks. Mr. McLaughlin, the former president and CEO of Starwood Vacation Resorts, was looking for something post retirement to “get him out of the house” when he hit on a way to not only make money but help others. “I’ve always been a car guy,” he said. Setting himself up as an auto manufacturer’s representative, he began to attend closed auctions, buying as many as 15 off-lease vehicles at a time, mostly for Northeast dealerships looking for rust-free Florida cars. His client list grew to include new car deal-ers from New York to Georgia — dealers sold on Mr. McLaughlin’s stringent testing and practice of charging the dealerships only $500 over his cost. He started AutoMax of America in 1992, scouring the country for luxury brands, trans-porting them to Florida then shipping them out as soon as possible “AutoMax doesn’t look like your typical car lot,” he said of the 5401 North Haver-hill Rd #105 in West Palm Beach. “It looks more like a maintenance place with 30-50 cars set up to ship to different parts of the country. Through word of mouth and friends of friends we started getting requests direct from the consumer and so we set up a web-site.” A car buyer can log on to automax and enter in exactly the type of car he or she is looking for from color, make, options, model to mileage. “I put in an order last Monday and we just picked up two trucks from Bill in less than a week,” said Buddy Wittmann of Wittmann Building Corporation in Palm Beach. “There were only five of these trucks in the U.S. You couldn’t ask for a more reliable and honest salesperson. “It takes about a week for Mr. McLaughlin to find the requested car. He charges consum-ers the same $500 over wholesale fee he charges dealerships and if you are a veteran or in the military, the price is reduced to $250.“I have access to 100,000 to 150,000 cars every week,” Mr. McLaughlin said. “I can find the exact car you are looking for. I charge less than what the dealerships charge in dealer’s fees.” Mr. McLaughlin, who served four years in the military, was born in West Point. His father was an instructor there. He says he has been around the military his whole life and is committed to helping active service men and women, and veterans, find affordable cars. “I don’t make any money on those cars,” he said. “It’s hard to find a quality car for less than $2,000. People don’t realize how much work goes into what we do.” Mr. McLaughlin’s cars come with the CarFax and AutoCheck reports in addition to his own condition report and post-sale inven-tory. He recommends all car buyers purchase extended service warranties because the cars he specializes in — BMW, Acura, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus — can be expensive to service. If your warranty is about to expire or you don’t have one call and ask about our extended warranty service. For informa-tion, call 632-9093 Q Not your typical car dealer SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTO Bill McLaughlin started Automax in Lake Park. Advertorial This article appeared in Florida Weekly on 10/11/2012. Tickets to the Kravis Center’s 2013-2014 season go on sale to the public at 9 a.m. Sept. 28. To order, call 832-7469 or visit 832-7469.PerformancesOct. 5 — America’s Got Talent LiveNov. 8 — Celtic Thunder, “Mythology”Nov. 20 — Buddy Guy and Jonny LangNov. 21 — John Denver, “A Rocky Mountain High Concert: A Night of John Denver’s Voice, Songs, Videos and Stories”Nov. 22 — Tango Fire, “Flames of Desire”Dec. 5-6 — An Evening with David Burnham in “Mostly Broadway”Dec. 13 — Michael McDonald, “This Christmas, An Evening of Holiday & Hits”Dec. 14 — Bernadette PetersDec. 15 — Hungarian State Folk EnsembleDec. 18-22 — Steve Solomon, “I’m Still In Therapy”Dec. 19 — Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton MarsalisDec. 20 — Chris Isaak Holiday ShowDec. 22 — Colors of Christmas, with Peabo Bryson, Melissa Manchester, Ruben Studdard and Cece WinansDec. 24 — “West Side Story”Dec. 26-31 — Forbidden Broadway, “Alive and Kicking”Dec. 31 — The Midtown Men, featuring four stars from the original cast of “Jersey Boys”Jan. 1 — New Year’s Concert 2014! Salute to Vienna, The Strauss Symphony of AmericaJan. 2 — Neil SedakaJan. 4 — Greg AllmanJan. 5 — Audra McDonaldJan. 9-12 — “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus”Jan. 10-11 — Emily Skinner, “Broadway Her Way”Jan. 14 — Martha Graham Dance CompanyJan. 15 — Chris BottiJan. 16 — Indigo Girls, with orchestraJan. 16-19 — My Buddy, with Sandy HackettJan. 18 — Debbie and FriendsJan. 18 — “Rock of Ages”Jan. 23-24 — Aquila Theatre performs Ray Brad-bury’s “Fahrenheit 451”Jan. 25-26 — Aquila Theatre performs William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”Jan. 28-Feb. 1 — Dixie’s Tupperware PartyJan. 29 — Jackie MasonJan. 30-31 — Susan Egan — The Belle of Broad-wayFeb. 3 — Merle HaggardFeb. 5 — Mandy Patinkin, “Dress Casual”Feb. 6 — Kenny LogginFeb. 7 — Michael FeinsteinFeb. 8 — Jay LenoFeb. 16 — Irish Rovers Farewell TourFeb. 18-23 — “Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody”Feb. 24 — Kravis Center Gala, with performance by Alvin Ailey American Dance TheatreFeb. 25-March 9 — Capitol Steps, “Fiscal Shades of Gray”March 3-4 — Too Marvelous for Words: The Songs of Johnny Mercer, with Lee LessackMarch 10 — Peking AcrobatsMarch 12 — Michael BoltonMarch 13 — Joan RiversMarch 14 — “Here To Stay” The Definitive Gershwin Experience, with Kevin Cole on piano and vocals, Sylvia McNair on vocals and Danny Gardner, vocals and tap-dancing.March 14-15 — Frank Ferrante in “An Evening with Groucho”March 15 — Smokey RobinsonMarch 18-22 — Nol Coward Festival, with a lun-cheon, screenings and performances by Steve Ross and Amanda Squitieri.March 23 — Al StewartMarch 25 — Pink MartiniMarch 27-28 — The Best of Sally MayesApril 2 — Lily TomlinApril 3 — Get the Led Out: The American Led Zep-pelinApril 4 — Gospel Gala, with Israel Houghton and New BreedApril 5 — Paul AnkaApril 8-13 — The Second City: Happily Ever Laugh-terApril 19 — One Night of Queen, performed by Gary Mullen & The WorksMay 9 — Spotlight On Young MusiciansKravis On BroadwaySubscriptions start at $174 for all six musicals:Nov. 29-Dec. 8 — Radio City Christmas Spectacu-lar Starring The RockettesJan. 7-12 — “The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess”Feb. 12-16 — “War Horse”March 4-9 — “Sister Act”April 8-13 — “Evita” April 29-May 4 — “Million Dollar Quartet”P.E.A.K. Guests attending P.E.A.K. — Provocative Entertain-ment at Kravis — performances in the Gosman Amphitheatre and Rinker Playhouse will receive a drink ticket good for one complimentary beverage (underage patrons will be offered a complimentary non-alcoholic refreshment).Nov. 7 — Savion Glover – StePzDec. 11-12 — Kate Clinton – The Sis Boom Bah TourDec. 1415 — AyikodansJan. 25 — Step Afrika!Feb. 12 — Christopher O’Riley – Out Of My HandsFeb. 1415 — Keigwin + CompanyFeb. 22 — The Spirit Of UgandaMarch 11 — Jon Batiste and Stay HumanMarch 28-29 — The Elephant Wrestler, “Your Guru of Chai”Regional Arts Concert Series Music “At Eight” & Music “At Two”Subscription prices start at $102. Individual tickets will be available at the Kravis Center box office at 9 a.m. Sept. 28.Nov 13 at 8 p.m. — Estonian National Symphony OrchestraDec. 16 at 2 p.m. and Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. — Itzhak Perlman Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. — Duo Amal (Bishara Haroni and Yaron Kohlberg, Duo Piano)Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. — Moscow City Symphony “Rus-sian Philharmonic”Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. — Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Nobuyuki Tsujii, PianoJan. 28 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. — Haifa Symphony Orchestra of IsraelFeb. 9 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. — Buffalo Philharmonic OrchestraFeb. 25 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. — Detroit Symphony OrchestraMarch 13 at 2 p.m. — Chamber Orchestra KREMLINMarch 16 at 8 p.m. — Academy of St Martin in the Fields Orchestra with Joshua Bell, Music Director and ViolinMarch 24 at 8 p.m. — Israel Philharmonic Orches-tra with Zubin Mehta, Conductor; Pinchas Zukerman, Violin; Amanda Forsyth, CelloBeyond the Stage: Beyond the Stage pre-concert talks will be hosted by Sharon McDaniel in The Picower Foundation Arts Education Center, and begin 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to each concert. In addition, some of the 8 p.m. concerts also will feature musical presentations in the Dreyfoos Hall lobby 45 minutes before each concert begins. Adults at Leisure SeriesSeries offers 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. matinee perfor-mance times. The series is offered at $93 for all six performances, a savings of $75 over the individual ticket price. Beginning Nov. 15, remaining individual tickets will be available at $28 each.Dec. 12 — A Toast to Cinema: Hollywood’s Hit Music on ParadeJan. 11 — In The MoodFeb. 3 — Mac Frampton with his Orchestra & Sing-ers, Yesterday Once More Feb. 25 — Roslyn KindMarch 16 — Neil Berg’s 104 Years of BroadwayApril 3 — A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald with the Smith-sonian Jazz Masterworks OrchestraYoung Artists SeriesThe Young Artists Series showcases the talents of young virtuosos who are already making their mark in the international classical music community. The series is offered at $80 for all four performances, a savings of more than $40 off the individual ticket price. Beginning Nov. 1, remaining individual tickets will be available at $30 each. Dec. 9 — Dover QuartetFeb. 17 — Kristin Lee, Violin (South Florida Debut)March 10 — Fei-Fei Dong, Piano (Florida Debut)April 17 — DuoSF (Florida Debut)Family FareThe Kravis Center’s Family Fare — incorporating wholesome and culturally stimulating offerings and an opportunity for quality time together— features affordable prices and convenient times for the whole family. Oct. 19 — Movies By Moonlight / “Hotel Transyl-vania” Oct. 2627 — Sesame Street Live / “Can’t Stop Singing”Dec. 14 — Movies By Moonlight / “Arthur Christ-mas”Jan. 18 — Debbie and FriendsMay 17 — Video Games Live with Orchestra and Choir Q The Kravis’ 2013-2014 season


A36 WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY CRYSTAL TREE PLAZA1/2 mile south of PGA Blvd on US Hwy 1 64)XZt/PSUI1BMN#FBDI 0QFO.POo4BUoQNt4VOoQN 561-691-5884 Huge Selection of Faux Custom Florals, Trees and Home AccessoriesOur Goal is to exceed your expectations.... SALE Making room for new arrivals! Don’t miss out!All custom floral arrangements in stock 20% OFF All Silk Trees 20% OFF Sale ends 9/25 PUZZLE ANSWERS Pink Martini, which provided entertainment for last years gala, will return March 25 for a concert. I think they discovered a new audience when they played our gala last year,Ž Mr. Bell said of the band, which plays a sophisticated mix of Latin, clas-sical and film music. And there is one certifiable War Horse,Ž as in the Broadway show, which gallops onstage Feb. 12-16. Audiences are showing their approval. The entire donor resale is doing quite well compared to previous years,Ž Mr. Bell said. That includes classical music. Regional Arts is cranking out more subscribers. It feels like a new day,Ž he said. Presales and subscriptions had slipped over the past three years, he said. Were back in line with what it was like six years ago,Ž he said. Regardless of economic conditions, the Kravis Center has soldiered on. This year, it is expanding its P.E.A.K. series (Provocative Entertainment at Kravis), and has added a Nol Coward festival. The P.E.A.K. series, held in the centers Rinker Playhouse and Gosman Amphitheatre, offers more cutting-edge fare, such as dancer Savion Glover with StePz (Nov. 7) and comic Kate Clinton (Dec. 11-12). Also look for pianist Chris-topher ORiley (Feb. 12) and The Spirit of Uganda (Feb. 26), among others. The Kravis on Broadway series has come into its own in the five years since the center began doing its own book-ings. People are going to love the Rock-ettes,Ž Mr. Bell said. They open the Kravis Broadway series with a Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Nov. 29-Dec. 8). The series continues with The Gershwins Porgy and BessŽ (Jan. 7-12), War Horse,Ž of course (Feb. 12-16), Sister Act (March 4-9), EvitaŽ (April 8-13) and Million Dollar QuartetŽ (April 29-May 4). Mr. Bell said he is particularly excited about the tie-ins to the Great White Way. We have Audra McDonald on a Sunday, the Sunday prior to the Monday load-in of Porgy and Bess,Ž he said. That production of the Gershwin opera has received acclaim in New York, and Ms. McDonald, who appears Jan. 5, is a power unto herself, with a lilting voice and amazing ability to interpret the most complex of lyrics. Mr. Bell said he is grateful for being able to shape his own series. Weve been more hands on with the choices, so weve been able to offer a better palette of shows,Ž he said. Perhaps it is an opportunity to offer a better quality show. Sometimes, the touring shows are better than the Broadway shows. I noticed that with The Addams Family. They have more of a chance to work on the problems.Ž He saw that last season with Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.Ž Priscilla was an excellent touring production. They hit it right on the money, and in ways, it was better than the Broadway version,Ž he said. They have to come up with clever ways of staging things, like that bus, but they had to do it in certain ways so they could tour it. The efficiency sometimes creates a better product.Ž He also pointed to the P.E.A.K. series, which fills a programming void left by the On the Edge series, and the Afri-can-American Film Festival (screenings Feb. 27, March 6 and March 13). Its really finally caught on. Its reached a wonderful momentum,Ž he said of the festival, which has been a sell-out in Persson Hall. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater also returns and will perform at the center for the first time since 1996. Appropriately enough, it will play the Feb. 24 gala. The last time we had them here was in January 96. They also opened our hallŽ in 1992, Mr. Bell said. The com-pany will perform RevelationsŽ as part of the evening. And that brings it all full circle for Mr. Bell, who started at the Kravis around the time Alvin Ailey last played the center. He sums it up simply: Its been 18 years. Its incredible.Ž Q KRAVISFrom page A29BELL COURTESY PHOTO Audra McDonaldHAGGARD


A38 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLYFLORIDA WEEKLY SOCIETY Loggerhead Marinelife CenterÂ’s Marinelife Day, at The Gardens Mall a d Marinelife CenterÂ’s Marinelife Day, at Th e 1 2 3 4 5 Courtesy photos/LILA Photo 6 7 8 9 10 11 1. Caitlin Sampson and Katherine Hyslop 2. Callie Commette and Carolyn Kline 3. Denise Tickle and Dan Manning 4. William Wray and Emma Wray with Fletch 5. Erik Sorenson and Max Jacobs 6. Jack Lighton and Fletch 7. Julia Perez, Jessica Wolfkill and Rachel Wolfkill 8. Reagan Virkler with Fletch 9. Michael Schack and Ella Schack with Fletch 10. Maddie Wilson, Max Jacobs, Erik Sorensen, Jojo Labovick and Whitney Sousa 11. Ryan Hammett and Jessica Hammett


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12-18, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT A39The Dish: Cilantro Shrimp The Place: J. Alexanders, Midtown, 4625 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 694-2711 or The Price: $21 The Details: This was the pause that refreshes. Take a dozen or so tiger shrimp, grill them and serve them with J. Alexanders MCB (thats Maytag Blue Cheese) slaw, and you have an awesome meal. The shrimp were plump and tender, with a dusting of Cajun spices. The cilantro oil lent a cool note, but did not overwhelm the dish. Add a salsa of chopped bell peppers and you have a perfect summer meal. Q „ Scott Simmons FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE According to a quote on Table 427s Facebook page, Small business isnt for the faint of heart. Its for the brave, the patient and the persistent. It is for the overcomer.Ž An overcomer is exactly who Roberto Villegas is when it comes to being in the kitchen, and owning his own restaurant. Mr. Villegas, the owner and operator of Table 427, moved to the United States in 1995 from Veracruz, Mexico. He says that although his mother owned a res-taurant in Mexico, he did not expect to enter the culinary world once landing in Atlantic City. I knew very little English, but I thought I knew it all,Ž says Mr. Villegas. I expected to get a job at a bank or something, but I was very fortunate to get a job at an Italian restaurant.Ž It was there at the Italian restaurant where Mr. Villegas met a chef who he says acted as a father figure and taught him everything he needed to know about Italian cuisine. Mr. Villegas also attended Atlantic City College; however, his teacher offered him a position at a restaurant in Ventnor City, N.J. where he decided to follow his passion for cooking. Working under multiple chefs and learning along the way, Mr. Villegas says that his desire and love for the indus-try grew deeper. Utilizing the skills in which he was taught, Mr. Villegas also was able to work with the chef at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Atlantic City as well as move to Florida, where he worked at Wolfgang Puck, Burt and Jacks, and The Pelican Caf. Mr. Villegas says the most important thing he learned while working, is how to become an owner and operator. When youre an owner and chef, people like to see you and see what youre doing,Ž he says. I make my own bread, pasta, gnocchi, dressing, and I like to see my guests while I do that and prepare their meals.Ž Table 427, which has a kitchen overlooking the bar and dining room, was born on Valentines Day 2013. It was a present to my wife,Ž says Mr. Villegas. However, Table 427 isnt the only thing that was new to Mr. Villegas life, as he and his wife, Maria, also became parents to a son, Roberto Mario. Carolina Cordon art covers the walls of the space; the blues and reds set the tone for either a romantic or family-oriented atmosphere where fresh food is guaranteed. After years of working under multiple different owners and chefs, Mr. Villegas, his wife, Maria, and son are living the American dream by doing what they love most. We are a 2-family restaurant,Ž says Mr. Villegas. I am so happy and so proud to be able to say that we did this, and this is ours.Ž Name: Roberto Villegas Age: 39 Original Hometown: Veracruz, Mexico Restaurant: Table 427, 427 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach; 506-8211 or Mission: I want to bring the Spanish flavor to the American culture,Ž says Mr. Villegas. We serve good food and believe that it isnt about how much you eat, but more about the quality of what you eat. I want my guests to appreciate what I put on the table.Ž Cuisine: American and Continental fare Whats your footwear of choice in the kitchen? Im always in my orange Crocs!Ž What is your guilty culinary pleasure? I love meat „ any kind of meat!Ž What advice would you give someone who wants to be a chef or restaurateur? If you want to be in this industry, you need to love it from the heart. If you love it, then you wont feel like youre going to workŽ every day.Ž Its one thing to say you love what you do, but this becomes your life. I have a 7-month-old baby at home, but when Im at work, this is my baby too.Ž Q In the kitchen with...ROBERTO VILLEGAS, Table 427 BY LOREN GUTENTAGlgutentag@floridaweekly.comTHE DISH Highlights from local menus Chef expands to Tiki 52SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY Chef Lenore Pinello has expanded beyond her In the Kitchen demonstra-tions and dinners to open Conch Shack 52 at Tiki 52 at Blowing Rocks Marina in Tequesta. Look for such Florida favorites as conch fritters and fish tacos, as well as burgers, sandwiches, salads and hot dogs. The chefs team also will cook your catch. Its at 18487 SE Federal Highway, Tequesta. Speaking of Chef Pinello: In the Kitchen will offer two demonstration dinners this month. At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18, the chef will host Steakhouse Classics, with a menu that includes hand-cut onion rings, chilled jumbo shrimp with cocktail sauce, beefsteak tomato onion salad, crispy bacon, creamy ranch dressing, pan-seared beef flat iron steak, sauted mushrooms, creamed spinach, baked stuffed potato and the ultimate hot fudge sundae. Cost is $75 per person. At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Chef Pinello will offer Early Autumn Classics, with a menu featuring b utternut squash soup with sage-pumpkin biscotti, autumn pear salad with apple cider vinaigrette, pan-roasted organic chicken breast with melted leeks, sauted savoy cab-bage and warm wild rice salad with a caramel apple sundae. Cost is $70 per person. Reservations are required; call 7477117 or visit In The Kitchen is at Gallery Square North, 389 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Learn about wine: Wine expert Bob Burchill will teach students how choose, serve, taste and enjoy wine at a class set for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Burns Road Recreation Center. The class is designed for everyone from the novice to the connoisseur. Ages 21 and older. This is a discussion only; no wine will be served. Burns Road Recreation Center is at 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Cost is $15 for Palm Beach Gardens residents, $18 for non-residents; call 630-1100 or visit Q SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTO Chef/owner Roberto Villegas runs Table 427 with his wife, Maria, and son Roberto Mario.


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