www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2013 Vol. IV, No. 8 Â FREE INSIDE OPINION A4PETS A6HEALTHY LIVING A22 BUSINESS A25 ANTIQUES A28REAL ESTATE A29ARTS B1SANDY DAYS B2 EVENTS B5-7PUZZLES B8FILM B9DINING B23 NetworkingSee who was out and about in Palm Beach. A12-13, 21, 27 X Rocking the holidaysSee the Radio CIty Music Hall Rockettes at the Kravis CenterÂ’s 22-show run. B1 XMoney & InvestingNegative interest rates and the cashless future. A26 X PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 AntiquesBottle collections inspire adventuresome art. A28 X Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store.The motto ÂComing to the RescueÂŽ is the perfect way to describe what the remark-able volunteers of the Big Heart Brigade do for the homeless and disadvantaged people in several Florida counties. The Brigade was created to make a difference, and what a difference it has made. The Big Heart Brigade has served those in need for 21 years. In 1992, Tom DeRita was inspired by his son to create the orga-nization and it has grown tremendously ever since. Their biggest event is when they feed more than 100,000 people this Thanksgiving Day with the help of 7,000 volunteers. The 7,000 volunteers cook and prepare the meals to be delivered on Thanksgiving Day. They prepare the meals at Fire Station No. 3 on Northlake Boulevard in Palm ALL IT THE LITTLE PORT THAT COULD. The Port of Palm Beach is only 162 acres with 17 berths on just three slips, one of which hasnÂt seen changes since the 1950s. ItÂs in the shadows of two much larger ports a few hours to the south Â„ Fort LauderdaleÂs Port Everglades and the behe-moth Port of Miami Â„ and is far down the list in size of others along the nationÂs east coast. Its tricky navigation and limited berthsHeart Brigade serving 100,000 Thanksgiving meals POWER-PACKINGBY NINA CUSMANOncusmano@Â” oridaweekly.com PORT OF PALM BEACH COURTESY IMAGES SEE THANKS, A20 X SEE PORT, A8 XCOURTESY PHOTOThe Heart Brigade has been serving Thanks-giving meals for 21 years. PORT ItÂ’s small in size, but the Port of Palm BeachÂ’s traffic and revenue keep it competitive with the big ports BY JAN NORRIS Â JNORRIS@FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM A A 1 1 t t C
COMMENTARYPaint-by-number The season of giving is on our minds. An avalanche of fundraising events is clamoring for our attention on behalf of charitable causes. There are practical reasons, too, for thinking about chari-table gifts just now. Donations made before the end of the calendar year may leverage substantial tax benefits; and contributions to your favorite charities could not be easier. There is hardly a self-respecting nonprofit that does not have a ÂDonate NowÂŽ button on its website. Yet know-ing what to give, how to give, and when to give can be a thicket of challenges when the magnitude of need and the over-abundance of nonprofits all com-pete for the attention of current and prospective donors. Substantial resources are available to help you do your homework before making a choice. Time spent on being more effec-tive with your philanthropy reaps benefits for the charities receiving gifts and deep-ens your own satisfaction. The process will help lead you to those charities which most inspire your confidence and trust Â„ ideally, before you write the check or point and click on the donate button. Charities look for a relationship of loyalty with their donors. They know they must earn the trust and confidence of those who give if it is to be a continu-ing relationship. As a donor, you want your contribution to be used for the purposes you intend in making the gift; and the charity has the responsibility to be truthful in communicating that the uses of the funds are consistent (or not) with your expectations as a donor. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Lisa Ward provides an excel-lent overview of the questions to ask about charities before a donation goes out the door. She suggests you begin by being clear in your own mind what you hope your philanthropy will accom-plish. Even modest donations can make a difference but if you overburden your gift like a holiday tree with too many expectations, you are unlikely to be sat-isfied with the experience. Ms. Ward does caution against being a sucker for heart-wringing stories or dogs with sad, stricken faces. If you do not understand and cannot fathom from an organizationÂs website or materi-als how it intends to address the nasty symptoms held out as donor bait, it is unlikely the charity will address the root causes of the problems it depicts. The distinction can be important if your vision of philanthropy is charity for its own sake, i.e., feed the poor; or you want your gift to help address root causes and change the world, i.e., why do people experience food insecurity in the first place? There are opportunities to do both kinds of giving so the choices need not be mutually exclusive. The greater the specificity with which the organizations reveal their theory of how change is made, the more educated and strategic donors become about opportu-nities for inspired giving, philanthropy that acts like yeast to leaven the oppor-tunities for leadership and change. Ms. Ward highlights other avenues to basic fact-finding. She suggests research-ing the organizationÂs governance and leadership; reviewing an organizationÂs annual audit and financial information; comparing various organizations with others whose missions are devoted to similar work; and soliciting expert opin-ion among those with the experience and credentials who have a more global view of the issues and strategies the prospective charity seeks to address. You can also just ask donors who have given to the organization or go online and consult any of the websites such as Charity Navigator that provide detailed analysis of thousands of chari-table organizations; but caution ahead: You can get lost in the data. Back in the day, the old paint-by-number craft kits gave us would-be Rem-brandts a chance to be artists, however questionable the results. Stand back fifty yards and squint your eyes, and you could almost see the masterpiece. It is possible to reduce philanthropy to a similar experience by using a strict-ly technocratic mind-set in review of nothing but the facts. The facts may be sufficient to get to a plausible decision; but at the end of the day, when you pull the trigger on a gift, especially a gift that might be a sacrifice to make, itÂs a judgment call often based on an ephem-eral feeling that the charity has the right stuff, even when risks are foreseen. This is inspired philanthropy and it can produce a result that even Rembrandt would have hung on his wall. Philanthropy is like that: Sometimes, you just have to pick up the brush and paint. Q Â„ Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian and the past president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. 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No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC. OPINIONObama loses his cool Barack Obama is the coolest president weÂve had since John F. Kennedy, at least according to conventional stan-dards for such things. President Obama has always been a brand as much as a politician, one that has been perceived as sleek, smart and up to date. Then along came Healthcare.gov. Its failure to launch is a signal event in the long political battle over Obamacare and perhaps an inflection point in the presi-dentÂs image. ItÂs hard to maintain a sense of truly being on the cutting edge of change when you canÂt build a website. President ObamaÂs cool was, in part, an artifact of world-class marketing. Graphic designer Michael Bierut writes in the book ÂDesigning ObamaÂŽ (yes, thereÂs such a book) of how impressed he was watching Senator Obama ral-lies in 2008: ÂThe awe-inspiring part was the way all the signs were faith-fully, and beautifully, set in Hoefler & Frere-JonesÂs typeface Gotham.ÂŽ If only the folks at Health and Human Services were consumed with such attention to detail.The Obama teamÂs technological prowess reinforced the sense that it owned the future. Except it had no bearing on how the president would or could run the government. WeÂve now learned that the president doesnÂt know how to make a government website work, or know to check to see if itÂs going to work. ÂNeither he and I are technology geeks,ÂŽ Vice Pres-ident Joe Biden explained the other day. When selling the prospective glories of his website, President Obama com-pared it to Travelocity and Amazon, lead-ers in a private sector that is highly flex-ible and reactive and where failure means extinction. Government is nothing like that. It never has been and never will be. It is plodding and bureaucratic, beholden to political imperatives and often stuck in practices that make no sense. A presidential campaign can hire whomever it wants without taking account of procurement rules or any other bureaucratic impediment. It is a private entity subject to the laws of competition. It exists more in the world of Travelocity than Healthcare.gov. At the end of the day, the president has been a dazzling frontman for what is, in essence, the Department of Motor Vehicles. He has created a glittering image of hope and change that has little to do with a rumbling, ramshackle fed-eral government that is still largely built along mid-20th-century lines. Instead of imbuing government with his sense of cool, he has been left apologizing for a government failure that profoundly runs against the zeitgeist. We celebrate the Internet entrepreneurs who can take an idea and, with pluck and creativity, make it into a real-ity that we canÂt live without. It is one of the ironies of the Obama Era that the same kids whose lives are defined by a dizzying array of endlessly chang-ing choices have voted for a president invested in protecting a government that embodies the opposite. It may be that after five years, they are beginning to get a clue. A new Quinnipiac poll shows young people disapproving of the president 54 percent to 36 percent. The image was that fine logo and typeface; the reality is Healthcare.gov. Q Â„ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly F t w d e f rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly Corporate lobbyists flood Warsaw climate talksThe United Nations is holding this yearÂs climate conference in Warsaw, a city steeped in history. Nicolaus Coper-nicus, the famous Polish astronomer who first posited that the Earth revolves around the sun and not vice versa, is celebrated here. The Frederic Chopin Airport is named for the brilliant com-poser who lived here. The pioneer in the science of radiation, Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize (she won two of them), was born here. Here also was the Warsaw Ghetto, one of the many awful hallmarks of the Holocaust, where hundreds of thou-sands of Jews were imprisoned before being shipped off to their deaths at Treblinka and other Nazi concentration camps. It was under the oppression of the German occupiers that the Jews of the Ghetto rose up, in a courageous act of self-defense. Later, inspired by the Ghetto uprising, the non-Jewish resi-dents of Warsaw rose up as well and fought for two months before being crushed. By the end of World War II, 6 million Poles, half of them Jews, had been killed. Eighty-five percent of War-saw was demolished. This is where the so-called COP 19 is being held, the 19th conference of parties to the United Nations Frame-work Convention on Climate Change, the UNFCCC. Sequestered in the new National Stadium, thousands of nego-tiators from the bodyÂs 198 member countries hurry through the temporary, canvas-walled corridors erected on the stadiumÂs field, along with represen-tatives of countless nongovernmental organizations and members of the press. This yearÂs meeting has a new feature: corporate sponsorship. ÂThis is perhaps the most corporate climate talks we have ever experienced ... not to say that previous ones havenÂt had a large corporate influence,ÂŽ Pascoe Sabido told me. ÂBut whatÂs different this time is the level of institutional-ization, the degree to which the Polish government and the U.N., the UNFCCC, have welcomed this with open arms and have actively encouraged it.ÂŽ Mr. Sabido works with Corporate Europe Obser-vatory, which published the pamphlet ÂThe COP 19 Guide to Corporate Lobby-ing: Climate Crooks and the Polish Gov-ernmentÂs Partners in Crime.ÂŽ Among them, Pascoe says, are ÂGeneral Motors, known for funding climate skeptic think tanks like the Heartland Institute in the U.S.; you have BMW, which is doing equal things in Europe, trying to weaken emission standards.ÂŽ LOTOS Group, the second-largest Polish petroleum corpo-ration, has its logo emblazoned on the 11,000 tote bags handed out to delegates here. Poland, which gets 80 percent to 90 percent of its power from coal, hosted a parallel conference with the World Coal Association, called the International Coal and Climate Summit. UNFCCC chief Christiana Figueres enraged many climate activists by dignifying the coal conference with a keynote address. Out-side the summit, Greenpeace activists in climbing gear hung from the Ministry of Economy with a huge banner, in the red and white of the Polish flag, stat-ing ÂWho Rules Poland: Coal Industry or the People?ÂŽ On the roof, others unfurled ÂWho Rules the World? Fossil Fuel Industry or the People?ÂŽ On the plaza below, hundreds rallied against coal, arriving in a procession called ÂCough 4 CoalÂŽ with two huge inflated lungs, signifying the destructive impact of coal on the atmosphere and human health. Back in the National Stadium, the negotiations were breaking down. ÂWTF?ÂŽ activists shouted in unison. ÂWhereÂs the finance?ÂŽ Wealthy coun-tries had pledged financial support for poorer, developing countries to move to renewable energies (ÂmitigationÂŽ) and to prepare for the onslaught of climate change (ÂadaptationÂŽ). Oxfam estimates that to date this fund has raised only $7.6 billion, far short of the promised $30 billion to $100 billion. This is not char-ity; polluters should pay. The Philip-pinesÂ chief climate-change negotiator, Yeb Sano, spoke with me on the ninth day of his fast, which he started on the day COP 19 opened. ÂThe U.S., account-ing for at least one-fourth of cumulative emissions, has a huge responsibility, a moral responsibility, to tackle climate change, not just to address it domesti-cally, but also to be able to provide sup-port for developing countries.ÂŽ Typhoon HaiyanÂs destruction provides a grim backdrop to the negotia-tions in Warsaw. Yeb Sano learned that his brother survived only by seeing him on a news report, helping to collect the dead. The science is clear: With increas-ing temperatures, extreme weather events will become more frequent and more deadly. After Mr. Sano announced his fast in an emotional address to the plenary, several students silently walked with him as he exited, holding a ban-ner commemorating the dead in the Philippines. For this spontaneous act of solidarity, they were banned from the climate proceedings, for a year. One of the banned, Clemence Hutin from Paris, told me, ÂI donÂt understand why civil society isnÂt welcome here and corpora-tions are.ÂŽ Q Â„ Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Â„ Amy Goodman is the host of ÂDemocracy Now!,ÂŽ a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the co-author of ÂThe Silenced Majority,ÂŽ a New York Times best-seller.
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Their sebaceous glands Â„ located primarily on the lips, chin, between the eyes and ears, at the base of the tail and around the anus Â„ secrete sebum, an oily substance that is odorless to us but contains scent markers that are meaning-ful to cats. Urine and feces also contain these scent markers. When you see your cat rubbing his face against your body or an object such as the refrigerator (where the food comes from), heÂs laying down an invisible but scented token of possession, a signal to other cats that this person, place or thing belongs to him. Urine marking is a more odorous, and less-pleasing-to-humans, means of accomplishing the same thing. Cats also use scent to identify and greet each other. They begin by sniffing faces and then rears. Think of it as the feline version of a handshake, and donÂt be offended when your cat presents his butt for you to sniff. HeÂs just being polite Â„ in a catly sort of way. Odor is also strongly linked to appetite. A cat who has lost her sense of smell will be uninterested in food. ThatÂs why feline nasal infections can be more serious than they might seem. Cats can quickly go downhill if they refuse to eat. Entice them by offering stinky canned food or warming their food before giving it to them. (Stir it well to make sure there arenÂt any hot spots that could burn the mouth.) Cats also have an odd ability to ÂtasteÂŽ scents, with the help of some unusu-al anatomical features. They have two small air passages known as the naso-palatine ducts, which are located in the roof of the mouth just behind the upper front teeth (incisors). Air in the mouth passes through the ducts, which lead to the vomeronasal, or JacobsonÂs, organ in the nasal cavity. If youÂve ever noticed your cat give something a good sniff, wrinkle his nose and open his mouth with the lips slightly retracted, youÂre seeing the vomerona-sal organ in action. That expression, as if heÂs smelling something unpleas-ant, is called the flehmen response. It occurs when cats encounter urine or other odors that provide information to them. Nerves run between the VNO and the area of the brain that controls sexual behavior, and scientists believe that the flehmen response helps the cat to draw in and sample more of the odor. ItÂs seen primarily in male cats and may assist them in determining a femaleÂs repro-ductive status. Females are more likely to display the flehmen response when sniffing their newborn kittens. Any cat may flehmen in response to the scent of catnip, the urine of other cats or to any unfamiliar smell. Like humans, cats find certain odors to be repulsive, but their idea of what smells bad isnÂt the same as ours. Orange peel and mothballs are on their Âdo not sniffÂŽ list. Which odors do cats love best? Catnip, of course, and, strangely, garlic and onion. And if you are lucky, your catÂs favorite scent is you. 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GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOV. 28-DEC. 4, 2013 A7 WE ARE RETIRING! Everything Must Go! Come Celebrate With Us! UP TO HUGE SA VINGS STOREWIDE! 70 % PETERSON & YOUNG GOLDSMITHS10929 N. Military Trail Palm Beach Garden, FLHours: Mon.-Friday 10am 5pm Sat. 10am 3pm; Closed Sundays Cabo Flats event raises $3,000 for Clinics Can Help More than 60 guests attended a fiesta fundraiser to support a local nonprofit, Clinics Can Help (CCH) at Cabo Flats in Palm Beach Gardens on Nov. 6. The event raised close to $3,000 and fea-tured delicious signature mar-garitas and tasty tidbits and the chance to learn more about the organization that helps more than 1,800 children and adults each year. ÂThis was an incredible evening and we were overjoyed at the support of the community who came out for our event,ÂŽ said Owen OÂNeill, executive director of Clinics Can Help, in a pre-pared statement. ÂWe work to help chil-dren and adults in our community to get the proper medical equipment and supplies. Access to quality care and equipment should be available to all and by seeing the generous outpouring of support tonight, it seems the com-munity is eager to help us reach a greater number of those in need.ÂŽ The guests also had a chance to try their luck in the auction for fabulous items donated by a number of local businesses. Notable guests in attendance included Robert Bertisch, Anne and Peter Dalton, Sherry Eastwood, Nancy Goldman, Dr. Faustino Gonzalez, Mary Car Martin and Cecy Martinez. To learn more about Clinics Can Help, visit www.clinicscanhelp.org or call 640-2995. Q Jewish Federation names executive vice president Dr. Helene Lotman has been named executive vice president and chief tal-ent officer of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. She will help the Federation fulfill its commitment to suc-cessful growth, in addition to provid-ing purposeful and dynamic training and development to staff and volunteers. Prior to joining the Federation, Dr. Lot-man was the founding director of Sarasota-based Profes-sional Development Consulting Inc., where she designed and delivered con-sulting and professional development services to clients around the globe. She served as a consultant for more than 20 years, focusing on the areas of talent, leadership, organizational development, and executive coaching. Dr. Lotman has more than 15 years of experience serving at the senior executive-level in both the not-forprofit and for-profit sectors. She was associate director of the Sarasota-Mana-tee Jewish Federation and developed the organizationÂs WomenÂs Division. She created and implemented a doctoral program in Organizational Leader-ship at the University of Sarasota and served as associate professor there. She was also responsible for coordinating an international exchange effort between Temple University and Haifa University, and has led more than 20 trips to Israel. Dr. Lotman holds a masterÂs degree and doctoral degree from Temple Uni-versity in Philadelphia. Q LOTMAN SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
A8 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYmean the super-sized cargo ships canÂt dock here, so they pass by the inlet. Yet itÂs one of the busiest ports in the state, moving $4.15 billion of cargo through its docks over the last 12 months, through Oct. 1. It reported a record $14.3 million in revenue in 2012, a gain of $2.4 million in one year. ÂOur goal is to make the most of every foot of space we have,ÂŽ says Manuel Almira, executive director of the port. ÂThe portÂs like an apartment building Â„ money is made per square foot.ÂŽ The director looks down at the docks below his waterfront office to watch a constant stream of ships rotate in and out of the docks. Active berths mean money. ÂWhen I look out my window and see empty ones, IÂm not happy,ÂŽ he says. ItÂs not often the docks are idle. The port ranks fourth in the state in exports out of 19 ports both public and private, and itÂs consistently ranked among the top 20 container ports in the nation. ItÂs poised for even more business. A federal push to shore up infrastructure at all U.S. seaports means more money to expand, and state and local initia-tives to bring more manufacturing to the area could mean increased exports.Bigger ships on horizonMr. Almira has a birdÂs eye view of the constant activity in and around the waterway. His bright corner office has views of the entire port. Black and white pictures of the USS Maine and the Port of Havana hang on the walls, while a rubber chicken Â„ Âa good luck charmÂŽ from days at Port Everglades Â„ is on the shelf. From the southern windows he can watch the docks and see the hundreds of containers moved daily loaded and unloaded, and ships sent on their way. Directly below the window, the prow of the cruise ship Celebration fills the view. Its horn sounds a departure warn-ing for its 1,700 passengers every other afternoon, ensuring no one in the port administration building sleeps at their desk. From his east windows, the director can observe the ship movements in the shipping channel off the coast, and watch them approach the inlet dividing Palm Beach from Singer Island. Peanut Island, the palm tree-studded oasis ringed by recreational boats, is in the forefront. Watching the pilot boats maneuver the long ships through the inlet into their individual berths at the port slips is like watching a slow-motion game of Tetris. Mr. Almira picks up a pair of binoculars while talking with this reporter, to watch a cargo ship in the shipping channel chug southward. ÂCommercial intelligence,ÂŽ he says with a grin. ÂI like to keep up with whoÂs going to (Port) Everglades.ÂŽ Call it a small rivalry, too. He looks to see which countryÂs flags are flying, the company names on containers, and the size of the ships. Coming from Fort LauderdaleÂs port five years ago, heÂs familiar with much of their traffic but watches for newcomers. ItÂs a point of pride with him that Palm Beach CountyÂs port is ranked only one below Broward CountyÂs, yet has such a small footprint. ÂEverglades is the reverse of us,ÂŽ he said. ÂThey do what we do, business-wise, but theyÂre six to eight times larger. A lot of their money is derived from their land. ÂThey have real estate revenues, container revenues, and the big cruise ships, but weÂre larger in shipping and export volume Â„ sugar, and cement, goods unique to South Florida.ÂŽ Still, Port Everglades and Miami can handle the bigger ships, and in the near future, that could be a deal-breaker.Super ships on the horizon The shipping industry is abuzz with talk of the Panama Canal expansion, scheduled to be complete in two years. It would allow for super tankers and cruise ships known as post-Post Pana-max class Â„ some bigger than those served by the largest U.S. ports today Â„ to pass through the canal. Seaports all along the Gulf and East Coast as well as abroad are exploring ways to shore up infrastructure to take in the behemoths of the sea. Miami is already dredging and will be the first port in the state to have a 50-feet deep channel. But bringing in those ships isnÂt Mr. AlmiraÂs goal Â„ the port isnÂt a candi-date for the major expansion it would take to refit it for post-Post Panamax traffic. He is happy with the smaller ships Â„ still crucial to most ports, and expects more of them. ÂThe big ones wonÂt be able to dock at some of the islands Â„ those ports canÂt handle them either. So their cargo will have to be broken down to smaller ships for relay shipping,ÂŽ Mr. Almira said. Keeping current clients happy and attracting more of the smaller niche market is key, he said, and for that, improvements are needed at the 98-year-old port. The Palm Beach Inlet at 33 feet is shallower than the majority of inlets that serve other container ports along the Eastern Seaboard. The port in Riv-iera Beach loses business from larger container ships as well as the smaller cruise ships that need deeper water and a wider turning basin. He explained. ÂWe have an enormous navigational challenge. Most ports of call have a depth of 36 to 45 feet. They can handle ships larger than 700 feet. Our pilots wonÂt even bring 700 footers in, even though weÂve got a berth for them.ÂŽ Along with the channel, thereÂs the obstacle of Peanut Island. Its shoals stretch into the channel, creating a nar-row, treacherous turning basin. Along with strong currents swirling around the island and out the inlet, itÂs a steer-ing nightmare for the pilot boats. Tidal charts are crucial. ÂPilots wonÂt bring in longer ships because of the dog-leg turn they have to maneuver once theyÂre in the inlet,ÂŽ he said. Once loaded, the now heavier ships require an ebb tide to navigate back out to sea. ÂThen thereÂs the backland support Â„ we could not entertain ships that have 5,000 or 6,000 containers Â„ we donÂt have the cranes to move that cargo off the sides of ships that large,ÂŽ Mr. Almira said. Sometimes, however, being smaller attracts certain clients. ÂThe Bahamas Celebration left Port Everglades in 2010, and we were able to provide them with a dedicated berth,ÂŽ said Port Com-missioner Wayne Richards. ÂBecause weÂre leaner than other ports, we are able to give them personal attention.ÂŽ The smaller class cruise ship, under 540 feet, means the Celebration can maneuver the channel; its design allows for a shallower draft and much smaller berth than the giant passenger ships that call at Port Everglades.Expansion project underwayThe port could see its waterway situation eased if a plan put together with the Army Corps of Engineers and Palm Beach Pilots group gets a federal nod. The $20 million project would dredge the channel to 39 feet and widen it to 50 feet. Areas around Peanut Island also would be deepened to allow ship maneuverability. In other projects funded by the state, Slip 3, crucial to sugar and oil barges, will be reinforced and loading ramps added, and Berth 17 in front of the FP&L plant would orient north to south The dredging plan is supposed to go to Washington before yearÂs end for federal approval, and is almost certain to get the nod with the current federal push to improve seaports around the U.S. Already the value of the port that does so much with less is recognized in the industry. Loading cargo on and off ships expediently is key; time in port is costly for shipping companies and ties up docks that would be making money for the port. ThatÂs where the Port of Palm Beach trumps its competitors.Small port, big returnIts small size means there are fewer ships in competition for berths at any given time, so instead of idling outside the inlet to wait for a berth or having to dock overnight to await lengthy load-ing procedures, ships move in and out rapidly Â„ usually the same day they arrive. Part of it has to do with the railroad.ÂWe own our own locomotive and five miles of tracks inside the port,ÂŽ said Carl Baker, director of planning for the port. ÂThe tracks run from the docks on port land under U.S. 1 to a PORTFrom page 1 PORT OF PALM BEACH COURTESY PHOTOSABOVE: A busy day at the Port of Palm Beach.RIGHT: Cranes lift a seaplane to place it on a vessel.
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2013 NEWS A9 spur that links up with the FEC tracks.ÂŽ The Florida East Coast Rail tracks hook up to the CSX tracks, saving ship-pers transport time and cost. Four ÂRo-RoÂŽ (roll on-roll-off) ramps at the docks are designed to let the ships open their bay doors and receive containers from trucks or rails directly, without intermediary moving equip-ment; a fifth is planned for Slip 3. Four Gatwald cranes are owned by the stevedores that serve the port. ThereÂs plenty of lay-down room for cargo storage on the portÂs land that runs north and south on the west side of U.S. 1, and just west of the docks. These produce revenue as well, and the acreage could be expanded as the port acquires more land to the south. ÂWeÂre in talks now with the City of Riviera Beach for rezoning the small parcel on the southernmost area,ÂŽ said Paul Zielinski, the portÂs chief financial officer. It could become a parking area or used for light storage. Now that the FP&L plant is nearly complete, their construction crews and equipment will move off portleased land early next year, he said. ÂWeÂre anxious to have that land back to use for our businesses.ÂŽ Part of that was used for parking, a profitable business for the port. Cruise passenger parking also brings in revenue. Other revenue includes rent on massive storage containers. For shipments that account for a large part of the exports, a 100,000 square-foot refriger-ated storage warehouse allows perish-ables to be safely stored before or after shipping. Liquid tanks hold asphalt, diesel and molasses. Other facilities hold bins of goods for passengers who ship things like clothing to the islands on Celebra-tion.Diverse tenantsFlorida Sugar represents one of the busiest tenants at the port. Sugar trucks run a constant path from Belle Glade mills to dump their raw sugar at the port, bringing up to 300 tons a day in season. Forty percent of Florida CrystalsÂ sugar moves through the Port of Palm Beach Â„ more than 500,000 tons last year. ItÂs stored in a warehouse that can hold 21,000 tons of the sweet stuff, vis-ible from the U.S. Highway 1 flyover that bisects the port property. Inside, the golden mountains of sugar are moved around by bulldozers. A special pump moves it directly from the build-ing into the holds of the ships headed to Yonkers and Baltimore for process-ing. A large green liquid container nearby stores raw molasses Â„ exported to Northern Europe as an animal feed additive. Valero also owns a storage tank that holds diesel fuel for its gas tankers. Biofuels will be stored in a large tank in a deal with Blue Northern expected to close soon. Stone Rock Shipping Co. has storage facilities for the recycled steel it ships to the Far East on a barge. According to Mr. Almira, it brings in the highest profit per square foot of the port. ÂWe signed a 40-year contract with them, and it guarantees us half a million dol-lars a year.ÂŽ Building materials are a large part of the portÂs cargo business. Cemex, a major cement manufacturer, is a long-time tenant, shipping powdered cement throughout the Caribbean for construc-tion projects. Tropical the main tenantThe portÂs biggest tenant, however, is Tropical Shipping, which serves as a major supplier to the entire Carib-bean region. Food and goods as well as building materials and heavy con-struction equipment from the U.S. and Canada make up their cargo. Started in 1963 by local builder John Birdsall, who needed a way to ship his equipment to the Bahamas, Tropical has expanded to become the premiere shipper in the region, with headquar-ters at the Port of Palm Beach. ÂTheyÂre the Fed X of shipping,ÂŽ said Mr. Baker. As a tenant, they contribute approximately a third of the revenue the port collects. They make heavy use of the rail line to load containers directly from the train cars to the ships. Other miscellaneous goods move through the port Â„ a number of yachts come in on ships for repair or maintenance to local shipyards, and are shipped around the world Â„ itÂs cheaper than sailing them. More than a third of the food shipped to the Caribbean moves through the Port of Palm Beach. Mr. Almira said the remainder goes through the compet-ing ports. Other foods are shipped over to the Bahamas to restock the massive cruise ships. Passengers from the cruise ship Celebration and a casino ship that dock at the port and use the cruise terminal contribute a hefty amount to the portÂs coffers as well. Currently the only multi-day cruise passenger ship docked at the port, the Celebration, sails more than 1350 pas-sengers and roughly 350 crew members every two days to the Bahamas. Indi-viduals can ship cargo in its hold as well, and many individuals and small companies take containers of clothing and other goods for resale to the Baha-mas. A new casino ship also is preparing to sail, though the start date has been pushed back more than once. The Island Breeze signed a contract with the port, and was also expected to begin cruising twice daily by the end of the year Â„ replacing the Black Dia-mond operation that failed in February, according to port spokeswoman Julie Houston Trieste. Island Breeze International, a company from New Jersey, will operate the ship. ÂWeÂre excited to have them here,ÂŽ she said. ÂTheyÂve invested a lot to ensure the success of this ship. ItÂs beautiful Â„ theyÂve done a complete remodel. ThereÂs a nightclub on top and theyÂll offer full gaming.ÂŽ The Port of Palm Beach has grown significantly in size and traffic since the Lake Chelan, its first cargo steamship, docked here. In 1915, a shallow, four-foot channel was dredged from the natural inlet. Not long after, the state legisla-ture, seeing dollar signs from shipping and tourism potential, created special taxing districts, and the Lake Worth Inlet District was formed. It would be renamed the Port of Palm Beach Dis-trict 30 years later. At first, the port served only as a stopover for cargo and passenger ships heading to Miami Â… already a booming facility. In 1925, seeing the growing shipping business pass by, area officials dredged the inlet to 16 feet. Two jetties were added to the inlet and the turning basin for ships was enlarged, launching the commercial port business. Passenger ships ferried vacationers to and from New York, the Bahamas and Cuba from the port, but traffic slowed to a trickle at the beginning of the Great Depression, the same year of the disas-trous hurricane of 1929. The federal government took over maintenance of the channel and jetties in 1935. In two years, they deepened the channel and turning basin to 25 feet, ensuring bigger ships with even more cargo. The shipping business grew once more. A healthy commercial trade with Cuba, including thousands of rail cars moving to the Caribbean island, created the need for a full-time director, and Joel C. Wilcox was named to the post in 1957. The Cuban trade embargo of 1960 cut the portÂs income by 60 percent, however. Agriculture and construction trade with other island nations soon took up the slack, and Tropical Shipping, a sup-plier of food and goods throughout the Caribbean, became the portÂs biggest tenant. In the 1970s, cruise ships headed for the Bahamas brought in the second largest profits. Today, officials look to niche marketing and attracting a diverse group of tenants best served by small but strong service ports. Investments are being made to infrastructure and making the port user-friendly. A modern cruise terminal, the $30 million Skypass bridge as well as multimil-lion-dollar improvements to the slips and waterways are part of the plan to accommodate new tenants and retain the rank in the top four Florida ports. Q It all began with a four-foot channel PORT OF PALM BEACH COURTESY PHOTOSABOVE: A historic image of the old port terminal. RIGHT: Crews load barrels in the Â’50s.COURTESY MAPThe channels at the Port of Palm Beach can be treacherous for larger ships to navigate.SEE PORT, A10 X By the numbers>> 0 = amount of taxes the Port Taxing District levies annually on residents. >> 3 = number of jail cells the port maintains in the cruise terminal. >> 5.5 = miles of railroad line owned by the port. >> 17 = number of berths at the port. >> 33 = depth in feet of the channel. ItÂ’s to be dredged to 37 feet by 2015. >> 98 = age of the port in years. >> 162 = acres the Port occupies. >> 472 = measurement in feet of the longest cargo ship in port. >> 1,700 = number of passengers the Celebration cruise ship holds. >> 3,000 = approximate number of jobs connected to the port. >> 40,000 = square footage of the cruise terminal. >> 100,000 = square footage of the coldstorage facility on site. >> $14.3 million = 2012 reported revenue at the port >> $26 million = price tag of improvements to Slip 3 and the turning basin planned for completion in 2015
A10 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYMore goods leave the Port of Palm Beach, bound for the Carib-bean and abroad, than come ashore. More than half of all exports to the Caribbean islands move through this port Â„ goods of all kinds. Shipping containers and tankers are filled with everything from new and used clothing, tools and bicycles, lobsters bound for cruise ship dinners to thousands of tons of sugar, scrap metals and diesel fuel. ÂWeÂve sent sod to the Bahamas, and shipments of Christmas trees,ÂŽ said Manuel Almira, the portÂs executive director. Cargo ships can handle most anything Â„ either in containers stacked on decks or secured below. ÂA seaplane came through here not long ago, headed for Australia.ÂŽ The port received a 300,000-pound transformer for the FPL plant, and loaded it onto a rail car for transport. Livestock is loaded ark-like and held in special pens for shipping. ÂIÂve seen horses and cows being boarded, bound for Cuba.ÂŽ This was more common at Port Ever-glades, his former employer. A spe-cial company is hired to clean the docks immediately after loading to dispose of the animal waste prop-erly Â… nothing is ever just washed overboard, he said. The portÂs biggest tenant, Tropical Shipping, also ships foods in refrigerated containers to the Car-ribean either for local consumption or for the behemoth cruise ships needing to restock fresh produce, meats and seafood mid-cruise. ÂEverything from lobster to escar-got to lettuce and peanut butter gets loaded into special refrigerat-ed 40-foot containers,ÂŽ Mr. Almira said. Bio and diesel fuels are imported and exported. Raw sugar, one of the portÂs biggest exports, is brought in from the Glades, warehoused at the port, then loaded into the well of a barge to be sent up the East Coast for processing. Cement, lumber, windows and roofing materials are among the construction items that make their way from the port to the islands. Scrap metals are com-pacted and loa ded into containers, bound for recy cling centers in the Far East. Then there are the passengers. Every other day, the Celebration cruises to the Bahamas. With a full load, 1,700 passengers are boarded along with 200-plus crew members. More than 300,000 people cruised from the port in 2012. Household goods, furniture, office supplies and other staples of everyday living are exported. Medi-cal supplies are crucial imports to the Caribbean. Auto parts, cleaning products, baby formula, pet foods Â„ itÂs all shipped. ÂThe Caribbean would dry up without us,ÂŽ said Carl Baker, director of planning for the port. He explains it succinctly: ÂYou canÂt drive an 18-wheeler to St. Croix.ÂŽ Q Shipped goods: Lobsters, sod, diesel fuel Tax breaks at the port There are monetary breaks as well for shippers. The port is a Duty Free Trade Zone, meaning some import/export busi-nesses are exempt from paying customs tariffs on their goods. The portÂs director of business development, Jarra Kaczwara, said the bene-fits to being a grantee of Foreign Trade Zone No. 135 mean that certain goods can be brought into the country and re-exported duty-free. ÂWe had a customer who imported t-shirts. TheyÂd silk-screen them, then export them duty-free. They have since left the zone,ÂŽ he said. Some duty is required if the items are changed or rebuilt, but the silk-screen-ing of a logo met minimal requirements before the Âmanipulated goodsÂŽ duty fee kicked in, he said. Deferred duty is another bonus of the FTZ. These rules favor big importers such as foreign auto dealers, he said, though the Port of Palm Beach isnÂt an import port. A shipment of cars can be unloaded to a port parking lot, where theyÂre eventually picked up by auto carriers, and delivered to a dealership over time. The dealer pays duty on them only as theyÂre delivered, so they can hold off paying duty on a bulk shipment of pricey vehicles. All of this adds up to happy tenants and more revenue Â„ and jobs in the community. Throughout Palm Beach County, people depend on the port and tenants they attract for their jobs, Commis-sioner Richards said. ÂWe are an economic engine for the county. If we shut down, 3,000 people will be unemployed.ÂŽ That includes the immediate port employees Â„ non-union workers, including dock workers, except for maintenance crews Â„ as well as tan-gential workers, including a large group of those in the western communities tied to sugar production. The port also contributes taxes to the county from its tenants, but itÂs a tax-ing district unto itself, he said, encom-passing the area from the waterway to Donald Ross Road in Jupiter, to Lake Okeechobee, to Southern Boulevard on the south. ÂWe havenÂt levied taxes in more than 30 years. The port pays for itself, so no taxes are needed.ÂŽState impact and benefitsPorts bring in big money for the state, according to Doug Wheeler, president and chief executive officer for the Florida Ports Council. The lob-bying and marketing group represents the stateÂs 15 public ports. Stumbling through the recession, the council has had more success recently at pushing through projects to upgrade the ports. ÂIn the last couple of years, thereÂs been a dramatic increase in funding for infrastructure and job growth in the state,ÂŽ he said. ÂGov. Scott sees what the cargo and cruise activity creates for the state. It gets $2 billion a year in local and state taxes from this indus-try.ÂŽ PORTFrom page A9PORT OF PALM BEACH COURTESY PHOTOCranes load a Florida Power & Light transformer from a ship at the Port of Palm Beach.
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2013 NEWS A11 The money for the $20 million project at the port to improve Slip 3 and dredge the channel gets funding from the state, but also is matched with money from the port. ÂFor every dollar the council awards, that dollar is matched by the port itself,ÂŽ he said. ÂThat shows we have skin in the game.ÂŽ President Barack Obama helped spotlight the port industry in an appearance earlier this year at the Port of Miami. There, he touted a federal push to open more trade and create jobs through manufacturing and ultimately, shipping. Gov. Scott spoke at the Port of Palm Beach soon after to talk about state job growth and tax incentives for manufac-turers.Security increasedIn September, the port was granted $525,000 from the Department of Homeland Security. That was matched by a 25 percent match by the port, mak-ing $656,250 to be invested in security upgrades. The portÂs head of security and operations, Ken Hern, maintains a Âwar roomÂŽ fit with more than 20 cameras looking for anything out of the ordi-nary. The former military security expert canÂt discuss specific threats that have been contained at the port, but says he and his team train vigorously with other law enforcement and govern-ment agencies to stay alert. They used a sightseeing vessel for a hostage sce-nario training exercise, and fire and bomb emergency training takes place frequently with all the responders. TheyÂre also involved in the countyÂs hurricane planning. ÂWeÂre prepared for the worst but hope for the best,ÂŽ he said.Lean port, bigger profitsMr. Almira is proud of the progress the port has seen since his tenure began five years ago in October. Tak-ing over a massive debt and seeing several holes in the ports businesses, heÂs worked to tighten up finances and build relationships he hopes will be long term. The Cuban-born director notes the port made money for the first time since the recession in 2012. ÂWhen I came in,ÂŽ he said, Âthe first task I had was to be profitable. Bring in enough money to offset operating expenses and meet the bond obligations,ÂŽ he said. The port has a $43 million debt bond on the books and was struggling to work with it. Economic conditions around the Caribbean also worked against profits, he said. ÂBut we accomplished that by the second year, and by last year, we exceeded that (obligation) and made money. ItÂs amazing, considering the last four years of the downward econ-omy.ÂŽ He did it by trimming fat; reducing staff to start, eliminating positions that were never filled. ÂI dove into our expenses and found money in outsourced contracting. Our cleaning services, maintenance in the shoreline railroad, other things that came to more than $250,000 trimmed from the budget. We trained our own folks to do these things at a huge sav-ings.ÂŽ His goal now is to work on attracting new businesses and wider variety. ÂWe want to change the product mix at the port so weÂre not dependent on any one industry. I want to change the business practices to long-term arrangements so weÂre not courting tenants or guessing wh at our outcome will be.ÂŽ That could include more shipping to Cuba. Mr. Almira and Commissioner Richards made a trip in late spring to meet with Cuban port officials and oth-ers involved in potential trade. ÂWeÂre locked and loaded for when Cuba opens up,ÂŽ said spokeswoman Trieste. ÂThe Port of Palm Beach had a great relationship with Cuba before the embargo. The potential is huge.ÂŽ A lim-ited amount of shipping is allowed now. Mr. Almira sees a bright future. ÂWeÂre in better shape than ever. WeÂre lean and productive and now profit-able. WeÂre going to continue to grow and attract new business.ÂŽ Q ItÂs all about size in terms of which ships can g o into which ports. Ships are described by their class, much like naval vessels. Today, the shipping industry is all abuzz about Panamax and post-Pana-max classes Â„ those cargo ships that can traverse the locks of the Panama Canal, the Western worldÂs gateway to the East. After World War II, naval tankers were refit to become container ships, and helped set a standard used by most cargo transports. They could handle 1,000 containers, or TEUÂs. The typical steel boxes, 20 feet long by 8 feet wide, are moved by rail and trucks to ports where theyÂre stacked across decks and loaded inside the bays of cargo ships. Until the mid-Â80s, most U.S. ports could accommodate the ships dubbed Panamex class, which could carry up to 4500 TEUs. The supertankers and massive cargo containerships named post Panamax built after 1985 can handle up to twice the cargo of their predecessors Â„ 8,000 TEUs or more. But they require deep channels and berths as well as wide inlets and turning basins. U.S. scrambled to refit their docks and dredge channels to accommodate them. Now in progress is a plan to widen and expand the Panama Canal to accommodate even bigger ships known as post Panamax class. Expected to be completed by 2015, the move has U.S. ports again rushing to build facilities and update berths and channels to compete for the super cargo carriers. But that may not be enough, said Doug Wheeler, president of the Flor-ida Ports Council, a lobbying group. ÂTheyÂre already building bigger ships than the expanded canal can accommodate.ÂŽ The ships still on drawing boards in the Ânew PanamaxÂŽ classes on boards could hold up to 18,500 TEUs. The Port of Palm Beach wonÂt be in the running for any of them; itÂs too small, though its size may benefit it for other reasons. The navigational challenges of the port turning basin and inlet wonÂt allow for the larger ships to enter the channel, nor are the berths at the port deep enough or cranes long enough to unload containers from their decks. The price tag would be too high to essentially rebuild the port, Mr. Wheeler said, and itÂs unrealistic from a physical standpoint. ÂWhat youÂll see out of the canal expansion is smaller ports like the Port of Palm Beach capturing niche business. With the bigger vessels going to Lauderdale and Miami, some of the smaller operations may experi-ence overcrowding, and they might want to move their operations up there,ÂŽ he said. ÂIt offers a lot of advantages like the on-dock rail and Ro-Ro (roll-on, roll-off) ramps to bring a rail car right up to the ship and unload.ÂŽ The biggest ships that canÂt go into Miami may provide business, too. ÂThey would go through the canal, stop in Jamaica, and be broken up onto smaller ships that could use the smaller ports. ÂThere will be business opportunities from the canal expansion, but attracting Panamax ships directly, no.ÂŽ Q Palm Beach canÂ’t handle super-sized ships BETTY WELLS/FLORIDA WEEKLYManuel Almira, executive director of the port, stands with binoculars to watch port activities.BETTY WELLS/FLORIDA WEEKLYABOVE: Carl Baker, director of planning at the port, walks toward piles of raw sugar. More than 300 tons a day move through the port. RIGHT: Mr. Baker holds raw sugar. Â“When I came in, the first task I had was to be profitable. Bring in enough money to offset operating expenses and meet the bond obligations.Â” Â— Manuel Almira, executive director of the port.
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A14 WEEK OF NOV. 28-DEC. 4, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Step 1: Visit Midtown December 1-15 and vote for your favorite tree. Step 2: Drop your vote in the ballot box next to your favorite tree for a chance to win cool prizes. Step 3: Visit us December 15 from 6-8PM, when the best tree will be announced at the Light Up The Night event. Festivities include: snow, luminaries, hot chocolate, and caroling. 3 Steps To Getting Your Jingle On... 561.630.61104801 PGA Blvd., PBG, FL 33418 FREE GARAGE PARKING Follow us for more info: midtownpga.com Dec O ne thru 15 NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATEFamily of manQ The notorious white separatist Craig Cobb is soliciting like-skinned people to move to his tiny town of Leith, N.D. (pop. 16), to create a deluxe Caucasian enclave, but at the urging of a black TV host submitted to a DNA test in November to ÂproveÂŽ his lineage Â„ and turned up 14 percent black (ÂSub-Saharan AfricanÂŽ). He has vowed to try other DNA tests before confirming those results. Bobby Harper, previously LeithÂs only black resident, was gleeful: ÂI knew there was one other black person in town.ÂŽ (In mid-November, Mr. Cobb was charged, along with an associate, with seven counts of terrorism for walking menacingly through Leith wielding a long gun.) Q Government in actionQ The Environmental Protection Agency, already revealed in June to have allowed a contractor to maintain taxpay-er-funded Âman cavesÂŽ (TVs, appliances, couches, videos, etc.) hidden away in a Washington, D.C.-area warehouse, made the news again during the government shutdown in October when soup with a 1997 expiration date was found dur-ing the shutdown in an EPA employeesÂ refrigerator. Furthermore, in September, former high-level EPA executive John Beale pleaded guilty to defrauding the agency of $900,000 in salary, expenses and bonuses dating back to the 1990s by claiming work orders (including secret projects for the CIA) that no one at EPA appears ever to have tried to verify. Q In October, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro created a ÂVice Ministry of Supreme Social HappinessÂŽ to coor-dinate the welfare programs begun by the late President Hugo Chavez. Critics charged, however, that there is much to be unhappy about, given the countryÂs annual rate of inflation (near 50 percent), and an Associated Press dispatch quoted one critic who said she would be happy enough if only stores were not constantly out of milk and toilet paper. (Another skeptic said he looked forward to maybe a Vice Ministry of Beer). Q The U.S. government has engaged in some legendarily wasteful projects, but leaders in ChinaÂs Yungai village (pop. 3,683), in Hunan province, have surely raised the bar for epic squander after borrowing the equivalent of $2.4 mil-lion and building an impressive seven-story government headquarters Â„ but with 96 still-unlooked-out front windows because there is no activity beyond the first floor. According to an October Lon-don Daily Telegraph report, the only occupants are the village governmentÂs eight employees. Q Though many people might agree with blind musician Stevie Wonder that it is ÂcrazyÂŽ to let people such as him carry guns, federal and state laws seem ambiguous, according to a lengthy analysis of IowaÂs supplied by the Des Moines Register in September. Some Iowa sheriffs believe that federal anti-discrimination law limits their discretion (though they can deny permits for lack of physical or mental ability to handle the gun). The National Federation of the Blind generally trusts its members never to use guns recklessly, a spokesman said, and blind Iowa activist Michael Barber emphasized his right. ÂYou take it out and point and shoot,ÂŽ he said, Âand I donÂt necessarily think eyesight is neces-sary. ... For me, the inspiration is just to see if I run into any difficulties.ÂŽ Q Great artQ Leandro Granato, 27, said that he discovered, as a kid in Argentina, that liquids sucked up through his nose could then be squirted out of his eye Â„ and an art career was born. News sites reported in October that Mr. GranatoÂs Âeye paint-ingsÂŽ of ink colors, splattered out as tears on canvas in various motifs (from up to 1 1/2 pints of ink each), are offered for sale at a top-end price of the equivalent of $2,400 each. (Huffington PostÂs story also reminded readers that Chilean art-ist Carina Ubeda is another who uses her body functions as a medium Â„ spe-cifically, her menstrual blood, which she employed in the form of 90 used sanitary napkins arranged in a hoop featuring an apple, symbolizing ovulation. Her June show ran in Quillota, Chile.) Q Police reportQ Rachel Gossett blew a .216 alcohol reading in Loganville, Ga., in Novem-ber, but that was probably a formality after an officer witnessed her attempt to put a cheeseburger from a Waffle Shop onto her foot as if it were a shoe. And Rashad Williams, 38, was charged with DUI in Atlanta in October after he crashed through the front of a Walgreens drugstore and then, according to a wit-ness, calmly exited his vehicle (which was sticking halfway into the building) and resumed drinking next door at the Anchor Bar. Q Round up the usual suspect: Indicted for rape in August in Hamilton Coun-ty, Tenn.: Mr. John Allan Raper, 19. (Other recent miscreants were Mr. Batman Suparman, 23, convicted in Singapore in November of housebreaking and theft, and Mr. Bamboo Flute Blanchard, 18, who was arrested in June in Gainesville, and accused of trying to stab his father for an unreported provocation Â„ although one possible motive suggests itself.) Q SheriffÂs deputy Darrell Mathis of Newton County, Ga. (30 miles east of Atlanta), a five-year veteran, was arrest-ed in September and charged with sell-ing marijuana locally Â„ from his squad car, in uniform and apparently with-out inhibition. A confidential informant, unnerved by Mr. MathisÂ alleged brazen-ness, convinced FBI agents in April 2013 to do a by-the-book sting (with which Mr. Mathis, of course, naively cooper-ated, according to bureau affidavits). In their final meeting before the arrest, for example, Mr. Mathis took pains to assure the agents: ÂDonÂt worry. IÂm on your side.ÂŽ He was reportedly enthusiastic about the stingÂs plan to run marijuana and cocaine from Alabama to North Carolina. Q
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A16 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Man of the Century: The Incomparable Legacy of Henry Morrison Flagler October 15, 2013 through January 5, 2014 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of Henry FlaglerÂ’s death, and is the ideal \HDUWRUHHFWRQWKHOHJDF\RI)ODJOHUthe person who literally invented modern Florida. Man of the Century examines his accomplishments in the areas of business, development, and philanthropy through photographs, maps, documents, and artifacts. The exhibition illustrates the stunning impact that Henry Flagler had upon American business and Florida. Caf des Beaux-Arts Open for the Season in the Flagler Kenan Pavilion November 29, 2013 through April 19, 2014 Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities and Special Holiday Lecture December 1, 2013, 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Call (561) 655-2833 or visit www.FlaglerMuseum.usFor a free 2013-2014 Season Program Guide call (561) 655-2833 or e-mail: mail@FlaglerMuseum.us FLAGLER MUSEU M henry morrison palm beach, florid a A National Historic Landmark One Whitehall Way Palm Beach, FL 33480 Â“An absolute must-seeÂ” National Geographic Traveler Henry Morrison Flagler at the opening of the Over-Sea Railroad to KnightÂ’s Key in January, 1908. COMMENTARYMontcocaineA lot has been said about U.S. Rep. Trey Radel, who hails from FloridaÂs District 19 as everyone in the United States now knows except ivory-billed woodpeckers. Reports of his arrest for cocaine buys in Washington, D.C. Â„ in a hot-spot tavern on cushy DuPont Circle Â„ even reached inter-national media outlets last week, along with images of the congressmanÂs pasty, party-pocked, 37-year-old countenance of contri-tion. Unfortunately, Rep. RadelÂs bust has been the fodder of such centerpiece come-dians and pundits as Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, too.But none of them have revealed the real reasons for this American tragedy. So let me do so before the sun sets over the yardarm of WashingtonÂs hippest joints, where even now professional pushers known as bar-tenders are injecting the addicts lining the brass rail Â„ with alcohol, of course. And possibly with a few other things. The American standard (and IÂm not talking toilets) has always been Âe pluribus unum.ÂŽ Out of many, one. And once again, one humbled U.S. congressman has zipped right back out of the many, flying into rehab after only 10 months inside the beltway. He looked like a sharp foul ball hit just outside the thirdbase line on the first pitch. No, it wasnÂt a fastball. Or even a curveball. It was an 8 ball. Lord knows, alcohol is a drug Â„ and if youÂre a communion-taking Catholic, as is Rep. Radel, sometimes itÂs the Lord, too. Go figure. Caffeine is a drug. Sugar is a drug, sort of, but not one as potent as money or applause or Facebook praise from more than five ÂfriendsÂŽ every time you post a picture of your pink-ribboned dog just back from the spa.The sound of a womanÂs voice, that woman you love Â„ thatÂs a drug. The way your kid looks at you when you do some-thing right: a drug. Having sex 12 times a week? Addiction central, honey. Let me mention, too, that every time you use work as an excuse not to do something important, such as walking on the beach at dawn, youÂre mainlining the cultureÂs most revered drug.ÂMan, she really works hard.ÂŽ Or, ÂHeÂs such a hard worker, heÂs always at the office.ÂŽGet help, dude. Yes, cocaine is illegal and work is not, even though it should be. So what? Marrying the person you love is illegal in a lot of places, too. When it comes to Rep. Radel, I donÂt give a damn what that SOD, which rhymes with SOB, puts in his body. SOD: Son of a (funeral) Director. IÂm not his mother. Or his wife, yet another TV newscaster who married yet another fast talker.But I do care about this: Can our leaders sidestep narcissism, avoid hypocrisy, duck the urge to be self-righteous and didactic, show compassion and courage, and demon-strate some vague appreciation for the truth?Honor and grace are everything in this national conversation about political values. A politician is not a lobbyist, after all. Not a salesman, not an entrepreneur, not a carni-val barker, not a Catholic or Protestant or Jew or member of VFW Post Wham-Bam-Thank You-MaÂam Â„ not first.A politician here is an American leader, like a pregnant woman is an American mother. She chose the responsibility (we hope), so she has to live by a higher stan-dard for the length of her term, at least. That hasnÂt changed since George Washington turned down an offer from senior staff officers to make him a king, one of the greatest moments in the history of American leadership. And Washington didnÂt sit around his tent swigging brandy 237 years ago as the Christmas of 1776 approached, either, while his men froze on the banks of the Delaware River outside. So he would never have voted to force drug tests on a bunch of miserable beggars seeking food while he went out and did drugs himself. No, sir. If they canÂt lead, I donÂt blame them, and I hope you donÂt, either. I just want them to stay out of public life. I donÂt want them to be politicians. Instead, I want them to be privaticians, like I am or you may be. And I suppose if they have to they can be morticians, like RadelÂs old man. For Rep. Radel, this isnÂt about alcohol or cocaine, at bottom. ItÂs about growing up as a morticianÂs son. Just imagine: Your dad is always burying the bodies. HeÂs always making mortal-ity look better than it is. And every night he comes home smelling like embalming fluid Â„ hell, heÂs got the stuff all over his hands. HeÂs sitting there at the dinner table and he says, ÂTrey? Eat your vegetables.ÂŽ Then he points to them and flutters two or three fingers. What do you do?Well obviously, you do cocaine. And alcohol Â„ lots of it. And even after youÂre arrested, you try to hide the bodies just like your old man. You go to fundraising events and you chest thump and you make reality look better than it is.Not cool.Mostly, I want our leaders to show a breathtaking reverence for the honor Ameri-cans have bestowed upon them with votes. That does not mean waving the flag and showing up at 10 events on Veterans Day. That does not mean mouthing platitudes about rugged American individualism, or the values of our ÂforefathersÂŽ (IÂve always hated that word. It sounds too much like foreskins).It does not mean getting teary-eyed and falling down in a red-white-and-blue trance while m utt ering Âlock-and-loadÂŽ at the mere mention of the Second Amendment.The Constitution was written by slave holders, after all, and no women allowed. So it ainÂt pristine. But what distinguishes those bone-headed Revolutionary tea partiers of once-upon-a-time from the current Florida crop of bone-heads is this: They were trying to do better. They were trying to look out for people who were not as rich or as smart or as successful or just plain as lucky as they were, with their Monticellos and Mount Vernons and Mont-peliers (James MadisonÂs Virginia home). Is that what Rep. Trey Radel has been doing, with his Montcocaine? Q b y R G b roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOV. 28-DEC. 4, 2013 NEWS A17 We Bet You Wish You HadnÂt Eaten So Much This Thanksgiving. 5430 Military Trail, Suite 64, Jupiter, Florida 33458 Â€ jupitermed.com/urgentcare Â€ (561) 263-7010 Â€ Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. 8 p.m. Â€ Sunday, 9 a.m. 6 p.m. Urgent Care Center SO MUCH MORE THAN MEDICINE. Did too much turkey leave you with a stomachache? Jupiter Medical CenterÂs Urgent Care Center can help. We are open after-hours and on the weekends Â… for all of your medical needs. From sprains and strains to stomachaches, weÂve got you covered. Fast & Affordable Â€ Walk-Ins Welcome Â€ Most Major Insurance Plans Accepted Â€ Digital X-Ray Â€ Lab Services Â€ Schedule an appointment by calling (561) 263-7010.19th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade is Dec. 7The 19th Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade, one of the Marine Industries Asso-ciation of Palm Beach CountyÂs top events, also is part of the 14th Annual ÂOn the WaterÂŽ Toys for Tots Drive. Become a participant in the Dec. 7 parade by entering your boat in the parade through Dec. 3. The parade will start at the north end of the Lake Worth Lagoon, south of Old Port Cove Marina, and proceed north to the Jupiter Lighthouse. Spectators will line up to watch the procession of decorated ves-sels sparkling on the Intracoastal Waterway beneath a backdrop of Zambelli Fireworks. Boats will be judged by local elected officials and community leaders at North Palm Beach Marina Dec. 7. Judging is based on three factors: lights, enthusiasm and overall effect. The top three boats in each size cat-egory, including corporate entries, will win a total of $10,000 in cash and prizes. The overall winning boat with the most points is named ÂBest of ParadeÂŽ and receives $500 cash, prizes and more. An awards ceremony will take place at the Hilton Singer Island on Dec. 11. The Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade benefits the U.S. Marine Reserves Toys for Tots Program. Last year, the MIAPBC col-lected 18,000 toys for needy children in Palm Beach County. Organizers say this event collects more toys for Toys for Tots than any other single event in Palm Beach County, and is a top col-lector in the nation. Boat entry is free. An application is available via PalmBeachBoatParade.org or by calling 863-0012. A captainÂs meeting is sched-uled for Dec. 3 aboard the Majestic Princess. Entries received by Dec. 2 will be entered into a raffle and be eligible to win fuel cards from Lake Park Harbor Marina, New Port Cove Marina and Loggerhead Marina, rang-ing in value from $100 to $500. The Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade is produced and sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County Inc., along with other top sponsors, including Town of Jupiter, Square Grouper Tiki Bar, Loggerhead Marina, Village of North Palm Beach, WPBF Channel 25, Clear Channel Radio/KOOL 105.5, Florida Weekly, JettyÂs, Viking, ANDE Monofilament, BoatingSouth-Florida.com, and McHale & Slavin, P.A. Visit palmbeachboatparade.org, email email@example.com or call 8630012. Q owned a jet?ÂŽ s9OURITINERARYYOURSCHEDULEs.O43!SECURITYLINESs$OMESTICOR)NTERNATIONALs#ONCIERGErLEVELATTENTION AIR CHARTER: WWW.AIRTREK.AERO AIR AMBULANCE: WWW.MEDJETS.COM (941) 639-7855 (800) 633-5387 ( 9 41 ) 63978 55 (8 PRIVATE AIR TRAVEL is what we do, and we are the best. PRIVATE AIR TRAVEL is what we do, and we are the best. ÂEver wish you We make that dream a reality, without the capital outlay.
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A20 WEEK OF NOV. 28-DEC. 4, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Beach Gardens. ÂItÂs like a small army out there,ÂŽ Fire Chief Pete Bergel says of the BrigadeÂs volunteers, who spend weeks prior to Thanksgiving at the fire station, cook-ing, preparing, packaging and distribut-ing the meals. Chief Bergel is the cur-rent president of the Big Heart Brigade and was part of the cook team for the turkeys. ÂMy major role is to make sure we stay on top of things and make sure we are fundraising,ÂŽ he said. ÂLast year we gave away about 107,000 meals and it looks like itÂs going be about the same this year. ItÂs a little sur-prising how much it has grown, we just keep going and working and before you know it, you realize we have something pretty amazing,ÂŽ Chief Bergel said. They have it down to just under $2 for each meal they serve. Every cent they raise goes toward a meal. ÂWe have no paid staff,ÂŽ Chief Bergel said. ÂAll the money we raise goes to feeding people.ÂŽ The volunteers are a key part of the process. Last year, Big Heart Brigade had about 1,000 more volunteers than the 6,000 who helped the previous year, and the numbers seem like they will continue to increase. ÂWeÂre always looking for more volunteers and donations.ÂŽ Chief Bergel said. ÂWe get more and more volunteers each year as we get our name out there.ÂŽ ÂAbout half of our volunteers come from Christ Fellow-ship and the faith community,ÂŽ said Bill Tumulty, vice presi-dent of the Big Heart Brigade and a pastor at Christ Fellowship. ÂI primarily coordinate all of the volunteers, recipients and recipient organiza-tions,ÂŽ said the Rev. Tumulty. ÂI organize all the ordering and cooking of all the secondary items; everything but the turkeys.ÂŽ ÂLast year, we realized a couple that was volunteering with us was homeless. We were able to get them jobs and a place to live,ÂŽ the Rev. Tumulty recalls. ÂThe last time I spoke to them they said they were planning on coming out and volunteering again this year.ÂŽ There are many other stories of volunteers who at one point were fed by the very same people they now join as volunteers. The Brigade inspires people to do their part to help feed others. ÂAnyone is more than welcome to come out and help,ÂŽ Chief Bergel said. The men and women who volunteer their time to help the Big Heart Brigade eagerly strive to enrich the lives of those around them. Since 1992, they havenÂt failed to live up to their motto and ÂCome to the Rescue.ÂŽ The Brigade has already begun cooking and assembling meals for this holiday and look forward to another successful Thanksgiving. To donate, volunteer or for more information, visit bigheartbrigade.net. Q THANKSFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOVolunteers prepare meals during the 2012 effort. More than 7,000 folks are helping this year.DERITA
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2013 NEWS A21PALM BEACH NETWORKING Palm Healthcare Foundation open house at its new location in the Center for Philanthropy, West Palm BeachÂLikeÂŽ us on Facebook.com /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com.Andrea Bradley, Pamela Rue and Pete Martinez John Lacy, Andrea Bradley and Mark Cook Dan Hanley, Lawrence Greenberg and Rick Rhodes Pat Robb, David Robb and Paulette BurdickMark Rubenstein and Jessi Rubenstein Kathy Foster and John Lacy Philippe Jeck and Sarah Jeck Mark Pafford and Sandra Close Turnquest Jan Gryskiewicz and Chris Gryskiewicz Jill Merrell and Jay Shearouse III Judy Goodman and Mark Cook Palm Healthcare Foundation open house at W e s t P And r John Lacy, Andrea Bradley and Mark Coo k PHOTOS COURTESY OF LILA PHOTO
A22 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY What more can a doctor aspire to after becoming a renowned surgeon? Possibly the noblest achievement of all, that of ÂTeacher.ÂŽ Dr. Srinivas KazaÂs commitment to excellent care and innovation is one of the reasons JFK Medical Center has been designated as a Robotic Program of Excellence in General Surgery. We are one of only two programs in the state of Florida and eight in the country. The Epicenter designation is given to the most advanced and experienced robotic surgeons and hospitals who demonstrate the superior outcomes and a passion for teaching. As an Epicenter, JFK acts as a training ground for surgeons across the U.S. to observe and train in robotic surgery with Dr. Kaza.Da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery is especially well-suited for procedures such as general surgery, colorectal, and bariatric procedures. Patients who undergo robotic-assisted surgery usually have less pain, quicker recoveries, smaller scars and return to their normal lives much sooner. Doctor. Surgeon. Teacher. FOR MORE INFORMATION, ASK YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT ROBOTIC-ASSISTED SURGERY AT JFK MEDICAL CENTER, VISIT US ONLINE AT JFKMC.COM OR CALL 561-548-4JFK (4535). You can teach yourself to handle angry outburstsWhen I first met Brad (IÂve changed names and details), his marriage was in shambles and he was on the verge of losing his partnership in a successful professional practice. To an observer Brad, handsome, brilliant and accomplished, seemed to have it all. However, Brad reported sheepishly that his life was falling apart all around him. Gary, the senior partner of his group, had pulled Brad aside, chastising him for the rude and arrogant way that he spoke to employees. There had been several com-plaints from the staff and Gary made it brutally clear that the group was done with BradÂs outbursts. BradÂs wife, Lynn, was not the least bit sympathetic when Brad complained that Gary was on his case. Lynn took the oppor-tunity to blast him as well, stating that she wasnÂt surprised. The years of his sarcasm and tantrums had taken a toll on her. She told Brad she wasnÂt even sure how she felt about him any more. If he didnÂt get his act together and change drastically, she wasnÂt sure she would stay in the marriage. Brad admitted that his outbursts could get ugly, but somehow, he and Lynn had always been able to get past them. But he suddenly had the uneasy feeling that the people around him were getting fed up in a way that was frightening. He realized that he couldnÂt dismiss the feedback any longer. It is unfortunate that it sometimes has to take a crisis (i.e. the threat of losing a rela-tionship or a job) for a person to not only acknowledge that some of their behavior may be intolerable, but to also do something about it.Some verbally abusive people do not have the necessary filter that would help them recognize the effect they have on others. They may be truly in denial about the dev-astating impact of their actions. On occasion, they may have a character flaw and believe that they are entitled to be in a position of power and authority in their relationships, resenting anyone who dares to believe other-wise. Some have such an aggrandized sense of self-importance that it is not important to them to have an empathetic response to the hurt feelings of others.However, a very different dynamic is often operating. Rather than an inflated sense of oneÂs self, the screamer may have a very insecure, worried stance. He may actu-ally be hyper-vigilant to slights and attack as a pro-active means of self-protection. He is on hyper-alert, ready to pounce if anyone goes against him. As we mature, most of us learn to respect each otherÂs feelings and point of view, and learn a functional way of expressing our distress and anger. Often we learn how to voice our worries and fears and get our needs met by observing the most important role models in our lives, experiencing how they reach out to and react to others. People with anger problems have often missed out on this important opportunity, because the adults in their lives may have had their own struggles with expressing their negative and angry emotions (and may not have been able to provide a safe, loving environment.) Anger is an important emotion that warns us of potential threats and danger. Our body has a protective mechanism that releases adrenaline to give us extra strength and speed during an emergency. Sometimes it may seem like a person is wired to go from zero to one hundred in seconds, and that it is impossible to stop the cycle once itÂs in motion, compromising his ability to engage in any sort of reasonable or meaningful con-versations until he has found a way to calm himself down. Some people have tremendous difficulty distinguishing between the emotions of fear, danger and anger. When they are feeling scared or insecure their bodies may go into hyper-arousal escalating into an angry outburst. The good news is that a person can learn to control the impulsive acting out if they are truly motivated to do so. However, for any form of sustainable change to occur, the one with the abusive behavior must take full responsibility for his behavior. There are very effective interventions that an anger management class or thera-pist can offer. If a person is taught how to look for the powerful feelings underneath the anger, he may gain key insights into the insecurities that fuel the explosion. They can be taught how to challenge negative self-talk and replace the message with positive, self-affirming statements. This should help them control their impuls-es and develop better ways of relating to others. So letÂs consider an incident where Brad perceives that his office manager is disrespecting him. In this instance, Brad might be saying to himself: ÂHow dare Susan speak to me like that in front of the secretaries. She is undermining my authority. I wonÂt tolerate this.ÂŽ With this belief system he will remain indignant and not likely to change. But letÂs consider what happens if Brad takes steps to be empathetic and tries to understand SusanÂs position. He might then say: ÂI know Susan has been under pressure with deadlines this week. IÂll speak to her privately to let her know that I was uncom-fortable about what happened. IÂm sure weÂll find a way to work this out.ÂŽ He is more likely to maintain his composure and head off any arguments. There are other strategies that will give Brad tools to understand the physiology of his anger, so he understands why he loses his cool so quickly. Relaxation and time-out techniques are just a few strategies that can help him gain the control of his impulses. It will take tremendous effort for Brad to show humility to his wife and colleagues, but eventually taking these steps will do a lot to repair the relationships and to pro-mote goodwill. Q Â„ This column first appeared in Florida Weekly in February 2011. Â„ Linda Lipshutz is a psychotherapist with offices in Palm Beach Gardens. HEALTHY LIVING p a h t t a linda LIPSHUTZllipshutz@floridaweekly.com
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOV. 28-DEC. 4, 2013 A23 Got Download?The iPad App ItÂs FREE! Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved. ItÂs Local. ItÂs Entertaining. ItÂs Mobile. ADVERTISEMENT Ask The Health & Beauty Experts Turning Back The Clock Question: Doctor, I am 58 and when I look in the mirror I see an old, tired woman; what can I do to not only look rested but how I really feel? Answer: This is a very common introductory question for those people who want to live life to their fullest and see a person in the mirror who reflects their energy and joie de vivre. Unfortunately, there are predictable changes in our skin, face and body that occur no matter what we eat or how we exercise. Having said that, we can compound the aging process by prolonged sun exposure that destroys the collagen, damages the skin and dries out the elastic fibers in our skin. 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Implants allow your new teeth to be placed more to the outside of the ridge and resist the influences of your facial muscle, giving you a fuller more youthful look. A well trained implant expert can offer you a variety of fixed options also. Fixed implant supported teeth do not come out, so you have them in permanently like real teeth, but they donÂ’t decay like real teeth. Advances in dentistry allow people whoÂ’ve suffered with toothaches, infections or advanced dental problems to have teeth replaced with fixed options that will look, feel and function like real teeth. To learn more, visit PGAdentistry.com 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. HeÂ’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. HeÂ’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. BeneÂ“ ts of Implants Jay L. Ajmo D.D.S.,P.A.PGA Center for Advanced Dentistry7100 Fairway Dr. Suite 59Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418xÂ£Â‡"Â‡nU*`iÂˆVÂœÂ“ Stroke: Every minute countsIf one of your loved ones was doubled over with chest pain, having what appeared to be a heart attack, or witnessed someone sustain severe injuries, you would probably call 911, so they could receive medical atten-tion as quickly as possible. What if you observed someone suddenly lose the ability to speak, move parts of his or her body or have trouble seeing? Would you react the same way? The answer is probably yes if you recog-nized the symptoms of a stroke. When a stroke happens, brain cell survival depends on fast treatment. When ordinary stroke care isnÂt enough, having sophisticated neuro-interventional diagnostic and treat-ment options close by can often make a major difference. As a Comprehensive Stroke CenterÂ„the highest level availableÂ„ the Stroke Center at St. MaryÂs Medical Center offers the high-tech equip-ment and skilled specialists neces-sary to meet the needs of both hem-orrhagic (bleed) and ischemic (clot) stroke patients. St. MaryÂs also pro-vides more aggressive stroke man-agement than ordinary stroke centers and offers a full continuum of servic-es to stroke patients, including acute rehabilitation. It is important for everyone to be aware of what symptoms to look for when someone is having a stroke. Reacting quickly may save a stroke victimÂs life and may increase their chances for a successful recovery. Stroke patients who receive treat-ment in the first hour have the best chance of surviving and preventing disability. Despite the need for early diagnosis and treatment, only 25 per-cent of ischemic stroke patients reach the ER within an hour of the onset of symptoms. During a stroke, the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. Brain cells in the immediate area begin to die because they stop receiving the oxygen and nutrients they need to function. This is why immediate medical attention is necessary. There are two major kinds of strokes. The most common is called an ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blood clot tha t blocks or plugs a blood vessel or artery in the brain. This type of stroke may be treated with a drug called t-PA, which dis-solves blood clots, if patients receive care within 4.5 hours of the stroke. The second major type of stroke is a hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused by a blood vessel in the brain breaking and bleeding into the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes cannot be treat-ed with t-PA. Instead, surgery is often performed to help relieve the pressure or blood clots caused by this type of stroke. In both cases, time is of the essence for successful treatment. There is another type of brain attack that may be a sign that an isch-emic stroke is on the way. Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), or Âmini-strokes,ÂŽ happen when blood flow to the brain is temporarily blocked. Sufferers may experience blurry or lost vision in both eyes, tingling or numbness of the mouth or the inabil-ity to speak clearly. The effects of TIAs may only last a few minutes, but this does not mean they should be ignored. TIAs may be predictors of strokes. ItÂs estimated that about 15 percent of those who have a stroke first experienced a TIA. Besides TIAs, there are other warning signs of a stroke. They include: Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arms or legs, especially on one side of the body Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech Sudden trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination Sudden severe headache with no known cause Blurred or double vision, drowsiness and nausea or vomiting Remember, not every stroke sufferer will have all of these signs, and sometimes the symptoms will go away only to return again. Call 911 right away if you or someone you know has one or more of these symp-toms. The sooner medical treatment is given, the better your chance is for survival and healing. For a free Act F.A.S.T magnet that can help you quickly identify the signs of a stroke, call 561-882-9100. For more information, visit www.stmarysmc.com. Q davide CARBONE CEO, St. MaryÂs Medical Center
Max Planck Florida Institute hosts Â“Neuroscience Discovery DayÂ”Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI) will open its door to the community on Dec. 14 for an open house event called ÂNeuroscience Dis-covery Day.ÂŽ The all-day celebration marks the one-year anniversary of the grand opening of its Jupiter facility, which is the first institute outside of Europe for Max Planck Society. The free family event will feature tours of the research facility, panel discussions with scientists, magic shows, music and a gourmet food truck rally. Inside the main activity tent, children and adults will enjoy interactive brain-related activities such as Map Your Homun-culus, Strawberry DNA and Build a Neuron. Ideally integrated on a campus with the Scripps Research Institute and Florida Atlantic University, MPFIÂs bio-medical research facility accommodates laboratory space with three research wings and guest labs for visiting scien-tists. Nine distinct research groups, led by directors Dr. David Fitzpatrick and Dr. Ryohei Yasuda are currently inves-tigating the many remaining mysteries of the brain. Scientists are focused on neural circuits, the complex synaptic neurological and psychiatric disorders and diseases, including AlzheimerÂs epi-lepsy, autism and schizophrenia. Admission to Neuroscience Discovery Day is free. For more information, please call 972-9000 or visit www.max-planckflorida.org/neuroscience-discov-ery-day. Q A24 NEWS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY LEARN ABOUT: Â€ Non-surgical arthritis treatment Â€ Latest advancements in joint replacement Â€ Muscle-sparing approach to hip replacement designed to speed recovery Â€ Knee replacement with a proven design foundation of more than 30 years1 SPEAKER: Jeffrey Kugler, MD Dinner will be provided. Individual results vary. With any surgery, there are potential risks and recovery times may differ depending on the patient.1. Data on Â“le at Exactech, Inc. EXPERIENCINGKNEE ORHIP PA IN ? JOIN US FOR A FREE SEMINAR Dec. 4, 20136:00pm DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Executive Meeting Center4431 PGA Blvd,Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410Park in hotel spaces off of Military Trail and PGA Blvd.TO REGISTER CALL(352) 327-4713 or go online towww.exac.com/arthritis JMC, Miami ChildrenÂ’s Hospital to partner in pediatric careJupiter Medical Center and Miami ChildrenÂs Hospital announced a part-nership to make Miami ChildrenÂs Hos-pital the pediatric partner for Jupiter Medical Center. The partnership will take shape in two phases over the next two years. ÂMiami ChildrenÂs Hospital is pleased to partner with Jupiter Medical Center as part of our commitment to be where the children are in South Florida. This new affiliation with Jupiter Medical Center Â„ a leader in adult healthcare quality and service excellence Â„ builds on the vision of the Nicklaus ChildrenÂs Health Care Foundation to expand access for chil-dren and families in need of specialized care and assessment,ÂŽ M. Narendra Kini, president and CEO of Miami ChildrenÂs Hospital, said in a prepared statement. The move makes sense for both hospitals, according to John Couris, president and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. ÂJupiter Medical Center and Miami ChildrenÂs Hospital are very similar institutions Â„ we have similar cultures, similar values and beliefs, and a similar dedication to provide world-class quality and excellent patient care,ÂŽ he said in the statement. ÂTogether, through our part-nership with Miami ChildrenÂs Hospital, we can bridge the gap from world-class adult healthcare, to world-class pediatric healthcare, where our entire community benefits.ÂŽ The first phase of the partnership, which will be implemented over the next six months, includes using telehealth technology in Jupiter Medical CenterÂs Emergency Department. Telehealth will allow Miami ChildrenÂs Hospital physi-cians to interact with Jupiter Medical CenterÂs physicians and patients remote-ly, giving them the ability to review images, lab results and capture vital assessment information in real time. Plans include the addition of a rotation of Miami ChildrenÂs Hospital Pediatric Emergency Physicians onsite in Jupiter Medical CenterÂs Emergency Room. In addition to telehealth, plans include partnering on Jupiter Medical CenterÂs Urgent Care Center, offering adult and pediatric urgent care at JMCÂs Jupiter facility. The organizations will combine their pediatric therapy programs, hous-ing the program at the MCH Nicklaus Outpatient Center. The organizations will also partner on pediatric imaging services, as well as outpatient surgical procedures in ENT and urology. The second phase of the partnership will focus on implementing a Level 2 NICU and an inpatient pediatric wing at Jupiter Medical Center. For more information, visit www.jupitermed.com. Q Jupiter Medical CenterMiami ChildrenÂ’s Hospital
Cycle Party is a new way to experience the streets of Downtown West Palm Beach. The Âbier bike,ÂŽ as itÂs referred to in Europe, fits 15 riders and a driver posi-tioned around a bar-like table. Ten of the 15 riders have to pedal to keep the party moving, while five can sit back and enjoy the view. Each Cycle Party tour is scheduled for two hours and allows riders the opportunity to plan out their journey and route. Whether they prefer to stop at various restaurants and pubs, or take the scenic route to maxi-mize time on the bike, each Cycle Party is customized. ÂItÂs a unique, fun way for people to experience Downtown West Palm Beach,ÂŽ said Chris Haerting, owner, and often oper-ator of the Cycle Party, in a prepared staet-ment. ÂItÂs 100 percent green. ThereÂs no gasoline involved; itÂs only pedaling and a little bit of sweat. Our most popular tours are scheduled for pub crawls where riders pedal from bar to bar. It shows that you can go bar-hopping, be healthy and green all at the same time.ÂŽ In addition, Cycle Party has partnered with downtown businesses to provide their customers with VIP access during the ride, including no cover charges, no lines and exclusive drink specials. According to the Cycle Party website, each tour lasts two hours. The bike seats 15, and it takes at least 6 people to book a tour. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Before 5 p.m., the cost is $350. After 5 p.m., the cost is $450. The cost for each includes drink specials and discounts at participating businesses. Facebook and Twitter will list daily specials/discounts. For special events, such as tailgating, parades, private parties and custom routes, the rate is $225 an hour. Additional fees may apply, too. To welcome Cycle Party to the Clematis District, a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority was to be held on Nov. 26 at The Wine Dive, 319 N. Clematis St. The West Palm Beach DDA is an independent taxing district created in 1967 by a special act of the Florida Legislature. Its mission is to promote and enhance a safe, vibrant Downtown for residents, busi-nesses and visitors through the strategic development of economic, social and cul-tural opportunities. For more information on Cycle Party, see cycle-party.com. For more information about Downtown West Palm Beach, contact the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority at 833-8873 or see WPBGO.com. Q BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY PALM BEACH COUNTY COMMERCE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2013 A25 Partying onThe new Cycle Party 15-person bikes in downtown West Palm Beach ... SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________COURTESY PHOTOTen of the 15 riders on the Cycle Party must pedal to keep it going. Pub crawls are one of the most popular bookings for the cycles.NOSACKA Good Samaritan Medical Center CEO Mark Nosacka was named the 2014 chair-man for the Chamber of the Palm Beach-es. Chosen by the board of directors, Mr. Nosacka has served as the chair-elect for the past 12 months and was sworn in at the recent Chairman Circle Reception at the Old Palm Golf Club. As chairman, Mr. Nosacka will run the monthly board meetings, monthly breakfast meetings at the convention center and will also represent the organization at various community and chamber events. Mr. Nosacka is the centennial member of the chairman club; the organization is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Guests participated in a silent auction fea-turing items donated by the chamber and dined on hors dÂoeuvres. The Dreyfoos School of the Arts Jazz Ensemble performed during the event. Q Companies and communities acr os s the United States announced more than 80 clean energy and clean transportation projects in the third quarter of this year that together could cre-ate more than 15,000 jobs, accord-ing to a report by the nonparti-san business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). The report includes announcements from 30 states in industries ranging from solar power generation to recycling to clean-energy related manufacturing and biofuels. The top sectors were renewable power gen-eration, with 6,700 jobs announced, and manufacturing, with 3,300 jobs announced. The report shows strength in industries that benefit from strong state-level renewable energy policies. However, the scheduled sunset of a federal policy in the wind industry is slowing job growth in that sector. ÂClean energy continues to put Americans to work,ÂŽ said Judith Albert, E2Âs executive director. California and Nevada led the country for clean energy and clean transportation job announcements, and several Southeastern states Â„ including South Carolina, Tennes-see and Florida Â„ were among the Top 10 states for job announcements tracked by E2 ÂClean energy and clean transportation jobs arenÂt limited by geog-raphy or politics,ÂŽ Albert said. ÂOur quarterly reports and our www.cleanenergyworksforus.org Web site make that obvious.ÂŽ While there were positive developments in states like Nevada Â… which thanks to a strong state-level renewable energy policy had five solar announcements Â… E2Âs latest job announcement tally shows con-tinued problems nationwide in the wind industry, which is bracing for the scheduled expiration of the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) at the end of this year. Q Florida a Top 10 state in producing clean-energy jobsGood Samaritan Medical Center CEO 2014 chairman for Chamber of the Palm BeachesSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
A26 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Negative interest rates and the cashless futureMoving to negative interest rates and a cashless society are ideas that were recent-ly considered by the worldÂs central bankers and economists at the Nov. 8 International Monetary FundÂs Research Conference. Behind the rhetoric is a recognition that the worldÂs financial crisis is far from over and that the rise in equity markets is mask-ing the underlying problems. The solution? Spur U.S. GDP growth by forcing spending Â„ personal and corporate Â„ and force this spending by a policy of negative interest rates and moving to a cashless society. These drastic measures are being lauded as worthy of further consideration by some and already embraced by others; suffice to say, internationally respected economists and world leaders and central bankers are paying heed to this counsel. By others, it is dismissed as more of the empererÂs new clothes. Larry Summers is the economist promoting this new monetary thinking. For most citizens, the first question is: ÂWho is Larry Summers?ÂŽ He is the former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under President Obama. He was under consideration to become the next U.S. Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank. Ultimately, he dropped out of the Fed race, leaving an open path for Janet Yel-len, who has since been confirmed as the new chairwoman. Mr. Summers is a not a monetary conservative in absolute terms but, relative to Ms. Yellen, he is Âhawk-ish.ÂŽ Clearly, he is not Republican. As of this summer, his economic thinking did not play well to President Barack ObamaÂs game plan, either. Specifically, he was not an advocate of the current Fed policy of low rates and neverending Quantitative Easings, or QEs. When his thinking about how he would steer the Fed into higher interest rates became known, the bond market went haywire: interpreting his potential Fed poli-cies to be negative for bonds. In his Nov. 8 speech to the IMF, he characterized the most pressing economic prob-lem to be, ÂIf another recession were to hit now or in the next couple of years, the Fed will have even less power to combat it since rates are already at zero.ÂŽ (Business Insider, Nov. 17, 2013) The multiple monetary quandaries are as follows: 1. Recent yearsÂ fiscal policy has been ineffective (or nonexistent) to stimulate the economy. Recent fiscal policy has turned economically repressive to the extent there has been increased taxation. 2. Politicians/leaders have abdicated their economic role to the Fed, which is charged with the responsibility to use mon-etary policy to bring about full employ-ment. The FedÂs ability to spur employment is based on the assumption that interest rates are sufficed as a stimulative tool. In the past, a large cut in interest rates by the Fed (cut to a lower level but not cut to zero rates) would stimulate capital investment and spending; resultingly, the economy, as best measured by GDP, would grow at hefty rates and employment would improve. 3. The QEs have helped recapitalize the banks and have lowered rates, bring-ing gains to bond holders, but it has not repaired the economy. 4. After several years of near-zero Fed funds rates and QEs, employment lingers in the 7 to 8 percent range. At best, this is an optimistic statistic, in that it excludes all those who have dropped out of the labor market after not finding a job. 5. While the equity market continues to move ahead, it ignores the fact that the monetary repair kit of the Fed is now absent the tools used in prior recessions and many global partners have adopted the same tool kit. If a recession hit us again, the Fed would have little it could doÂƒ as it has done all that it can. (WWFS Blog, Aug. 23, 2013, ÂEquity Investors: Be Not LulledÂŽ) If a recession hit again, China has less wiggle room to spur the global growth engine as it did in 2009, 2010, etc. Mr. Summers poses the current problem to be: ÂThe natural interest rate Â„ where investment and savings bring about full employment Â„ is now negative. Meaning that to get companies and people to spend and make capital investment would require a disincentive for them to hold onto their cash. Negative interest rates would be a solution except that Âpeople will choose to hoard money instead of putting it in the bank. This is called the zero lower bound and has reduced the power of Fed policy.ÂŽ (Business Insider) Here are his solutions: create inflation and create a cashless society. ÂWe could also move to a cashless society where all money is electronic. This would make it impossible to hoard cash outside the bank, allowing the Fed to cut interest rates to below zero, spurring people to spend more.ÂŽ (Business Insider) Mr. SummersÂ thinking, though quite scary, should not be too surprising. First, the economic malaise continues; there is a mismatch between U.S. (and global) eco-nomic growth versus our (and global) defi-cit spending. Second, Mr. Summers is part of a group that views the solution to be government doing another Âsomething.ÂŽ Third, the worldÂs economic thinkers are already proposing all sorts of new taxation ideas to solve the inevitable global govern-ment spending crisis, including a ÂsurpriseÂŽ onetime tax levy on assets. While some might think this will never happen, others might have their eyes wide open and understand that there is already movement in this direction. Q Â„ Jeannette Showalter, CFA is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. Find her on Facebook at Jeannette Showalter, CFA. Â„ Trading futures and options on futures and Forex transactions involve substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors. You should carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge and financial resources. You may lose all or more of your initial investment. Opinions, market data and recommendations are subject to change at any time. n m b i t n g jeannette SHOWALTER CFA showalter@ww fsyst ems.com MONEY & INVESTING
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2013 BUSINESS A27PALM BEACH NETWORKING Fite Shavell & Associates 5th anniversary party at J. FlynnÂ’s in West Palm BeachÂLikeÂŽ us on Facebook.com /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com.Nadine Fite and David Fite Clive Stuart-Findlay and Karen Donn Jonathan Duerr, Chris Deitz and David Fite Keali Parker, Tina Berry and Sheila QuatroSusan Desantis and Maryellen Pate Steve Simpson and David Fite Rebecca Bruder and Mia Morrison Kristine Nadeau and Scott Gordon Laura Bennett and Kristen Sommerer Paula Wittmann, Lynn Warren and Linda Bright Tina Berry and Gary Little Tina Berry and Gail Galli Zach Von Gonten and Mia Morrison Martin Conroy, Victoria Brewer and Gary Little Wendy Bowes, Keali Parker, Debbie Tuttle, David Fite and Tina Berry Abby Brockelbank and Thor Brown Andrew Sneath and David FiteJOHN SESSA / FLORIDA WEEKLY
A28 BUSINESS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY KOVEL: ANTIQUESBottle collections inspire adventurous modern art BY TERRY AND KIM KOVELSpecial to Florida WeeklyThe ancient Greeks collected bottles, but only a few wealthy American col-lectors were buying bottles in the early 1900s. At the time, only commercial flasks that held whiskey and a few other hand-blown bottles were considered important. Probably the earliest book for bottle collectors was written in 1921 by Ste-phen Van Rensselaer. In 1941, George and Helen McKearin wrote ÂAmerican BottlesÂŽ and created a system of identi-fication that listed, numbered, described and sketched all known historic Ameri-can flasks. Bottle collecting became a hobby of the middle class in the 1950s. Valuable bottles were dug from backyards and river banks or found at resale shops or yard sales. The first collectors club, the Antique Bottle Collectors Association of California, start ed in 1959. By the 1960s, articles on old bottles were being published in magazines and books. KovelsÂ ÂBottles Price List,ÂŽ writ-ten in 1971, was the first of 13 editions. We wrote the last in 2006. Interest in bottles has gone up and down during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, but clubs, shows and collections remain. Prices of historic flasks have gone from less than $100 to thousands of dollars. Fruit jars, soda bottles, commemorative bottles, perfumes, poisons and inks attracted new collectors. But who would have guessed that old bottles could become part of modern art? Amateurs could buy kits that helped them take old bottles and stretch them into elongated modern shapes. Early 1900s bottles were turned purple by exposure to the sun or radiation. Claire Falkenstein became famous for sculp-tures made from iron rods and drooping bottles. An English artist, Barry McGee, made modern art from bottles he painted with pictures of heads. He chose empty whiskey bottles to picture street people. His bottle art sells for thousands of dol-lars. Still, the most expensive commercial bottles today remain the historic flasks. Rarities can sell for more than $40,000. Q : A few months ago, my husband and I bought a mahogany bookcase with four leaded glass doors at an estate sale. ItÂs about 54 inches high, 66 inches wide and 12 inches deep. There is a small brass plaque on one of the shelves that reads ÂLibrary Bureau Sole Makers.ÂŽ Can you give us the history of this bookcase? A: Library Bureau was founded by Melvil Dewey (1851-1931), a librarian and the inventor of the Dewey Decimal Clas-sification System used by many libraries today. He published his system in 1876, the same year he founded a company that sold library supplies. The company operated under different names until it became Library Bureau in 1881. It made a bookcase that could be joined with others to create a long wall of bookcases. The company was bought by Remington Rand in 1927 and became part of Mid-west Library Systems in 1976. Library Bureau products still are being sold. Q: I have a ceramic vase marked ÂMougin NancyÂŽ and ÂJ. Mougin.dc.ÂŽ It has been in our family for more than 60 years. I would like to know who made it. A: The marks on your vase were used by Joseph Mougin (1876-1961). Joseph and his brother, Pierre, were French sculp-tors and ceramists known for their Art Nouveau and Art Deco designs. They worked in Nancy, a town in France, from 1906 until 1916, producing their own designs as well as works by other artists. In 1916 they moved to nearby Luneville. Your vase, marked ÂMougin Nancy,ÂŽ was made between 1906 and 1916. Q: I have a 9 1/2-inch Orrefors decanter decorated with an etching called ÂSusan-na bathing with the old men watching her.ÂŽ I canÂt find any information about it. Do you know what itÂs worth? A: Orrefors, a Swedish glassworks, has been in business since 1898. It has made many styles of decorative and useful glass. The story of Susanna bathing is an apocryphal chapter in the BibleÂs book of Daniel. The story, about a pair of old men trying to blackmail a virtuous young woman, has been the basis of many pieces of artwork throughout the centu-ries. It is likely your decanter isnÂt yet an antique (100 years old), but in 1993 one like it auctioned at ChristieÂs for $690. Tip: Never store celluloid jewelry with metal or rhinestone jewelry. Cellu-loid ages and gives off an acidic gas that eats metal. The metal will become pitted and greenish. Celluloid ÂdiseaseÂŽ also attacks pearls, paper and other organic materials. Store celluloid by itself. Â„ Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. The amount of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. Three empty whisky bottles and three metal wall brackets plus the imagination of a modern artist made this artwork by Barry McGee. The untitled piece sold for $6,875 in October 2013 at Los Angeles Modern Auctions. heather PURUCKER BRETZLAFF There is so much to love about the Village of North Palm BeachWhen I first began my career in general Real Estate sales with a brokerage firm, my first sale was in the Village of North Palm Beach. The home I sold was to a friend who was anxious to be in the area for the convenience to area schools and the family friendly atmosphere that the North Palm Beach area had to offer. At the time, there were many homes for sale in the Palm Beaches, but not in North Palm Beach. As soon as a home came on the market, I would call to schedule a showing, even if it did not fit my friendÂs criteria because she was more concerned with living in the neighborhood than what the house ultimately had to offer. Besides, most homes in the Village need some type of updating; whether cos-metic or structural. We did find the per-fect match for her and her family and she has now been living there for a number of years with only a short drive to school. Both children attend school at St. MarkÂs Episcopal School and they have adjusted wonderfully into the neighborhood. North Palm Beach has been an idyllic location for many families. It was extremely popular when I was growing up in the area, back in the 1980s. I have a handful of friends who have actually purchased their childhood homes and are now raising their own families there. Once they are settled, it seems like they do not want to leave. But, what is so popular about the Village of North Palm Beach? For some it is the charm of the neighborhood itself, built in the 1950s and 1960s. The architecture is mostly classic Florida ranch style, but there are also sev-eral properties that have since been torn down and replaced with larger, new home construction. The size of the property in the Village is what allows families several flexible options. Another major reason this area is so popular is the close proximity to water, golf, tennis and the beaches. The Intra-coastal Waterway surrounds the Village and North Palm Beach Country Club. The homes are relatively reasonably priced for waterfront properties, although prices are once again showing a steady climb. Most of the homes are not on very wide water, but the convenience factor and no fixed bridges in most areas adds to the val-ues. Other homes do sit directly on the intracoastal and have wide water views extending all the way to Singer Island. The North Palm Beach Country Club and the Village of North Palm Beach offer a tremendous amount of activities for the residents, while the Club is very reason-able in comparison to other surrounding clubs. There is tennis, swimming, dining and golf. In fact, I have participated myself in tennis activities, golf, and more after school parties for my own children than I can remember. I could continue on about the neighborhood and all it has to offer, but the true charm is the unique nature of each indi-vidual property within the community. This adds another very special advantage to being a resident of North Palm Beach when there are so many c ookie-c utter style neighborhoods in the area. Today I visited a friend of mine who owns one of these unique properties on Country Club Drive. The original home was torn down and she and her husband purchased it after the new home was already built. It sits on the corner of a cul-de-sac (every familyÂs dream) and the expansive yard is simply spectacular, overlooking the waterway with a desir-able sunset exposure. A few months ago she had a party which approximately 75 children and their parents attended and it was fun for everyone! There must have been enough room outside for at least 75 more. She and her husband are now considering another home if they can stay in the neighborhood. Such a unique property is hard to come by but their needs have changed as families grow and they would now like to have more living space in their home. We discussed what is cur-rently available on the market and what the trade-offs may be when they decide to move. The potential of much more home, but the likeliness of less land and change in the exposure they enjoy. Since they are boaters, this will be key as well. Some of the canals are wider than others and the intracoastal homes are approaching the $2 million to $2.5 million range. As we begin our search, she is very realistic; realizing there is always some trade off. But she is confident about the neighborhood because once again in the world of real estate, North Palm Beach is all about location, location, location! Q Â„ Heather Purucker Bretzlaff is a Realtor with the Corcoran Group in Palm Beach. She can be reached at 7226136.
A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2013 A29 FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOS SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY This home offers breathtaking views of the water and the second fairway of the Arthur Hills Sunset course at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens. The home at 105 Capri features five bedroom suites, a theater, an office and a three-car garage. It is walking distance to The Club and close to the west gate. This Mustapick-built home was loaded with every upgrade. It features stone floors, and quality woodwork from ceiling to floor. The two-story office/den offers furniture-quality built-ins. The full theater includes seating for eight people. A separate billiard room is located on the second floor. The master suite has his/her baths, a day bar and a large sitting area. The oversized commercial kitchen features top-of-the line appliances including Bosch, Thermador and Subzero. Every room is bright, spacious and beautifully decorated. A golf equity is available. Lang Realty lists the home at $3,295,000. The agent is Carol Falciano 561-758-5869, Carol@MirasolPalmBeach.com Q Luxe living in Mirasol
Equal Housing Opportunity. The Corcoran Group is a licensed real estate br oker. All information furnished regarding property for sale or rent or regarding Â“nancing is from sourc es deemed reliable, but Corcor an makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy th ereof. All property information is presented subject to errors, omissions, price changes, changed property conditions, and wi thdrawal of the property from the market, without notice. All dime nsions provided are approximate. To obtain exact dimensions, Corcora n advises you to hire a qualiÂ“ed architect or engineer. SOUTH FLORIDA NEW YORK THE HAMPTONS MAXIMUM EXPOSURE MAXIMUM RESULTS Happy Thanksgiving from The Bretzlaff Group Craig A. Bretzlaff 561.601.7557 firstname.lastname@example.orgHeather Bretzlaff561.722.6136 email@example.com OLD MARSH GOLF CLUBPalm Beach Gardens. Exquisite Custom Estate located in the award winning Old Marsh Golf Club. This Âlike newÂŽ masterpiece offers nearly 10,000 total SF & sits upon 3/4 of an acre with breathtaking views. 4 BR/5.2 bath offered partially furnished and including a full golf membership to the exclusive Club. $3.85M WEB# 2921701 Heather Bretzlaff 561.722.6136, Craig Bretzlaff 561.601.7557 INCLUDES MEMBERSHIP OLD MARSH GOLF CLUB: $1.895M Custom built model home offering expansive golf and lake views with an inviting outdoor entertaining area. Represented the buyerHeather Bretzlaff 561.722.6136, Craig Bretzlaff 561.601.7557 JUST SOLD BREAKERS WEST FLAGLER ESTATESWPB. Impeccable custom home located in Flagler Estates section of Breakers West. Situated on over 1/2 acre with lush tropical landscaping and an abundance of privacy. WEB# 2840725 Heather Bretzlaff 561.722.6136, Craig Bretzlaff 561.601.7557 THE LOXAHATCHEE CLUBJupiter. Well maintained and recently renovated golf cottage offers 3 BRs and 3 baths with a versatile great room Â”oor plan. The property offers approximately 1,900 AC SF. WEB# 2916504 Craig Bretzlaff 561.601.7557, Heather Bretzlaff 561.722.6136 BOTANICAJupiter. Immaculate, like new townhome sits upon a rare lot offering an end unit with large grass yard area. Stainless steel appliances and upgrades throughout. WEB# 2897415 Craig Bretzlaff 561.601.7557, Heather Bretzlaff 561.722.6136 JUPITER ISLANDHobe Sound. Build your oceanfront custom estate or subdivide. The largest parcel of direct ocean vacant land available on Jupiter Island. This unique homesite sits atop one of the highest points on Jupiter Island; a spectacular 25Â elevation offe rs the best views and expansive beach. Price upon request. WEB# 2884612 Craig Bretzlaff 561.601.7557, Heather Bretzlaff 561.722.6136 NEW LISTING LOST TREE VILLAGE: $4.75MProminent Estate offering beautiful views of Pelican Lake and only a short walk to the private Beach Club. Represented the buyerCraig Bretzlaff 561.601.7557, Heather Bretzlaff 561.722.6136 ThereÂs no time more Â“tting to say Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours. JUST SOLD
Equal Housing Opportunity. The Corcoran Group is a licensed real estate br oker. All information furnished regarding property for sale or rent or regarding Â“nancing is from sourc es deemed reliable, but Corcor an makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy th ereof. All property information is presented subject to errors, omissions, price changes, changed property conditions, and wi thdrawal of the property from the market, without notice. All dime nsions provided are approximate. To obtain exact dimensions, Corcora n advises you to hire a qualiÂ“ed architect or engineer. SOUTH FLORIDA NEW YORK THE HAMPTONS ERIC SAIN 561.758.3959DON TODORICH 561.373.1791 CLIENT ENDORSEMENT: ÂWhen it came time to sell the home my father built, we chose Todorich & Sain without hesitation. Their attention to detail, market knowledge and strategic thinking were just what my family needed. After making some improvements that they suggested, we listed the home and it was under contract in three days AT MORE THAN LIST PRICE. We closed two weeks later.ÂŽ Brad Hunter801 SOUTH OLIVE #1622Large open living spaces from 16th Â”oor with marble baths, walk-in closet, views of Clear Lake & Cityplace, high ceilings and 3 garage parking spaces. $269KEric Sain 561.758.3959, Don Todorich 561.373.1791 MIRASOL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUBPopular 4 BR/4.5 bath. Great room Â”oor plan with expanded pool area, southern facing yard, french doors, summer kitchen & golf membership. $811KEric Sain 561.758.3959, Don Todorich 561.373.1791 SOLD 131 N GOLFVIEW ROAD UNIT 53 BR/3 bath updated Penthouse with Intracoastal & golf views, marble Â”oors, wrap-around balcony, private guest suite, open Â”oorplan and low HOA fees. $595KEric Sain 561.758.3959, Don Todorich 561.373.1791 505 32ND STREETFirst time on market. Historic 3BR John Volk home in downtown WPB historic community includes two apartments, double lot, classic details & pool. $719K Eric Sain 561.758.3959, Don Todorich 561.373.1791 2660 S OCEAN BLVD 403W3 BR/3 bath with direct ocean & Intracoastal views custom renovation includes impact windows, marble baths, state-of-the-art kitchen. Includes cabana. $2.4M Eric Sain 561.758.3959, Don Todorich 561.373.1791 4720 NORTH FLAGLER DRIVEPrivate Gated Intracoastal-front Estate on 1-acre with 200Â dock (no Â“xed bridges). Covered deck, detached guest house, and professional landscaping. $2.295MEric Sain 561.758.3959, Don Todorich 561.373.1791 100 ARLINGTON ROADRenovated 3BR with tall ceilings, wood & stone Â”oors, personal library, impact windows, salt-water pool & garage. Relax and enjoy this boaterÂs paradise. $1.9M Eric Sain 561.758.3959, Don Todorich 561.373.1791 WATERFRONT LAKE WORTHExpertly renovated direct ICW 3 BR/2 bath home with open entertaining Â”oor plan, luxurious baths, garage, large yard and private ÂbeachÂŽ area. $770KEric Sain 561.758.3959, Don Todorich 561.373.1791 SOLD 214 CHILEAN JPalm Beach Luxury close to the Beach. 2 BR/1.5 bath in quiet enclave with wood Â”oors, open kitchen, high ceilings and gorgeous pool area. $540KEric Sain 561.758.3959, Don Todorich 561.373.1791 SOLD Our clients are referral-driven because our sales are results-driven.We make buying and selling an efÂ“cient experience. Consult with us today.
PALM BEACH BROKERAGE340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 337 | Palm Beach, FL 33480 | sothebyshomes.com/palmbeach | 561.659.3555 SothebyÂs International Realty and the SothebyÂs International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Operated by SothebyÂs International Realty, Inc. CELEBRATED REPUTATIONCenturies-old. Globally recognized. Associated with treasured possessions. VILLA ISOLA | $13,800,000 | WEB: 0075774Mary Boykin | 561.379.3767LOVELY TANGIER AVENUE | $4,200,000 | WEB: 0076012Bill Kirk, 561.267.2140 | Baylie Rosenberg, 561.685.1100 STUNNING DUNBAR ROAD | $9,975,000 | WEB: 0076021Kim Raich | 561.718.1216TRUMP PLAZA PENTHOUSE | $3,150,000 | WEB: 0076197Andrew Thomka-Gazdik | 561.714.8955BERMUDA VILLA NEAR WORTH AVENUE | $1,895,000 | WEB: 0076098Je Cloninger | 561.329.8749 CHARMING ESTATE SECTION | $7,199,000 | WEB: 0076206Cristina Condon | 561.301.2211SOPHISTICATED BERMUDA | $3,400,000 | WEB: 0076043Carole Ruhlman | 561.329.9372 IN-TOWN OCEAN BLOCK | $5,300,000 | WEB: 0075021Carole Koeppel, 561.329.0019 | Brett Koeppel, 561.310.8494SPECTACULAR OCEANFRONT | $2,500,000 | WEB: 0076200Fern Fodiman | 917.400.5624FLAGLER PROMENADE SOUTH | $1,275,000 | WEB: 0076195Judge Moss, 561.662.7821 | Debbie Caplenor, 615.491.7288
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 4, 2013 REAL ESTATE A33PALM BEACH BROKERAGE340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 337 | Palm Beach, FL 33480 | sothebyshomes.com/palmbeach | 561.659.3555 SothebyÂs International Realty and the SothebyÂs International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Operated by SothebyÂs International Realty, Inc. CELEBRATED REPUTATION Centuries-old. Globally recognized. Associated with treasured possessions. OLD PALM GOLF CLUB | $6,650,000 | WEB: 0076003Denise Segraves | 561.762.3100SAILFISH POINT | $4,960,000 | WEB: 0076035Cam Kirkwood | 561.714.6589 OCEANFRONT BEAUTY | $5,300,000 | WEB: 0076055Cam Kirkwood | 561.714.6589EXCLUSIVE OCEANFRONT | $3,200,000 | WEB: 0075309Crissy Poorman | 404.307.3315 SOUTH RIVER ROAD | $4,895,000 | WEB: 0075996Doc Ellingson | 772.229.2929IBIS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB | $2,195,000 | WEB: 0076183Patricia Mahaney, 561.352.1066 | JB Edwards, 561.370.4141 If you are planning a move, allow plenty of time for the entire processThere are many aspects to moving, navigating real estate transactions, packing up possessions, and finding the perfect home and neighborhood. There are many details to consider along the way, and making educated decisions can ensure that the process goes more smoothly. When my clients Cindy and Frank were considering selling their home, I advised them to allow ample time to look for a new property in order to find one with the specific criteria they were looking for. We discussed creating a priority list of their family's needs so they could focus on neighborhoods that best fit their requirements. Cindy and Frank were very interested in locating a neigh-borhood similar to their current one; they were looking for a home with a larger yard and one additional bedroom. We identified several properties that were of interest to them, but before we visited the properties Cindy and Frank wanted to review them online from an aerial view. I advised them to view Google Maps, which allows them to locate addresses from aerial and street views. They were able to view the nearby schools, shopping and restaurants of the properties we were going to view. After a very thorough search, they ruled out several areas and decided to focus on one specific neighborhood, which appeared to be a good fit for their fam-ily. We set up showings to view several homes in the community. One particular home stood out to them and they requested a second showing. However, Frank was con-cerned about his daily commute to work because this community was 10 miles farther from his office than their cur-rent home. I suggested that he view one of several Internet websites that would allow him to drive virtually and show him a variety of routes to his office. After reviewing the driving route by internet Frank felt com-fortable that the change to his commute would be minimal. I suggested that Frank drive the route by car during the hours he would be commuting back and forth to work to become aware of traffic pat-terns and if this would affect his drive time. At this point, Cindy and Frank felt comfortable that they had located a neighborhood and possible home; they decided to put their home on the mar-ket immediately. They had maintained their current home impeccably and had numerous upgrades. The home also boasted a beautiful view of the sunset. Cindy and Frank received a strong offer within three weeks of putting their home on the market, and after careful review accepted the offer. The property that Cindy and Frank had viewed and fallen in love with sev-eral weeks earlier was still available, and they now felt prepared and confident to move forward and place an offer on the home. After numerous negotiations Cindy and Frank settled on a price with the sellers. They were excited that they would soon be moving to their new home. Once Cindy and Frank arrived home and looked at all of their belongings, they decided that they should begin to focus on getting ready for the move. I recommended that they research their options before deciding on a mover. The government and Better Business Bureau websites allow anyone to search for Movers' safety records and complaint history. Frank and Cindy did the appropriate research and were able to secure a reputable mover. They were also able to reduce stress during the moving process by doing this ahead of time. Cindy and Frank allowed themselves plenty of time for the entire process, beginning with the home search and ending with the move. They were satis-fied with the ease of the entire transi-tion. Working with a qualified real estate professional who can assist you with the details of your real estate transaction will maximize your chances of a smooth move. Q Â„ Linda Bright is a real estate professional with Mirasol Realty Operated by Fite Shavell & Associates, lbright@ mirasolrealty.com, 629-4995. linda BRIGHT
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY B1 INSIDE Retro fare with flairRichard Kline lends a masterÂ’s touch to City Diner food. B23 XThe holidays are here!A comprehensive guide to events including Ballet Palm BeachÂ’s Â“Nutcracker.Â” B10-11XSocietySee who was out and about in Palm Beach County. B12-13, 17-22 X Sandy Days, Salty NightsReality isnÂ’t as pretty as fiction but at least we can touch it. B2 X hen Rockettes first kicked up their heels in a holiday show 80 years ago at Radio City Music Hall, people on the streets of Manhattan were standing in bread lines. Eight decades later, youÂll see nary a wrinkle in their routine as Radio City Music HallÂs Rockettes kick up their heels on the Kravis Center stage for the ÂRadio City Christmas Spectacular,ÂŽ which opens Nov. 29 for a 22-show run thatÂs part of the Kravis on Broadway series. Holida The Rockettes kick Â“Christmas SpectacularÂ” into gear at Kravis eels W BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comThe Palm Beach Symphony is opening its 40th season with its usual flair, with a concert Dec. 4 at the Society of the Four Arts. It also launches the season with a new executive director, David McClymont, who previously was the top executive at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. He replaces Michael Finn, who left at the end of last season amid philosophi-cal differences with the board. ÂWe did a national search to fill this position and we had some really interest-ing, qualified can-didates to fill this space,ÂŽ Dale McNul-ty, chairman of the Palm Beach Sympho-nyÂs board of directors, said by phone. ÂIt came down to a local person, with local experience.ÂŽ You donÂt get much more local than Mr. McClymont. He grew up in Jupiter and came of age amid the surf of Jupiter and Juno Beach. He was manager at Bear Lakes Country Club for 15 years before joining the Marinelife Center, and he still is a competitive surfer. Managing the orchestra is not that far removed from leading the Marinelife Center, he said. ÂWhat you end up realizing at the end of the day is that itÂs a business. ItÂs no different from executive level managersSymphony opens 40th season with new programs, director BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.comSEE ROCKETTES, B4 X SEE SYMPHONY, B4 XMCCLYMONT
B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Share Your Blessings. Be Blessed. Many of our struggling neighbors need food, shelter Â— and hope. You can help. Your gift to The Salvation Army makes a real difference for someone in need. Please donate today. YouÂ’ll be amazed how much you get out of giving. The Salvation Army of Palm Beach County 2100 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561-686-3530 www.SalArmy-PalmBeachCounty.org SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSLessons on reality for the romantic heartI just discovered ÂPride and Prejudice.ÂŽ A little late in life, I know, but with so many good books out there it had been easy to put off reading that one. Plus I imagined it would be slow going, stodgy in the way of many old books. What a delight then to learn that itÂs every bit as captivating as people say. IÂd bet a lot of single English majors out there are still holding out hope for a man as desirable as Mr. Darcy. Which could be part of the problem for a lot of us. Some people Â„ myself included Â„ spend so much time with our heads in books that we forget what actual rela-tionships look like. When we do see them in action, we canÂt help but be disappointed. I recently had breakfast with a couple in their mid-fifties who reminded me of the challenges that come with the partnered life. Over organic oatmeal, the woman asked her musician husband if he planned to work on the piano that day. ÂKevinÂs working on the piano,ÂŽ he said tersely. ÂBut the other one?ÂŽ the woman said. ÂIn the studio?ÂŽ The man flicked a dismissive hand. ÂItÂs a subpar piano.ÂŽ ÂBut itÂs still a tool,ÂŽ she pressed.He glowered into his bowl. ÂIÂm used to perfection in my tools.ÂŽ I kept my eyes on my own plate, trying to make myself invisible, the way we do around feuding couples. Why, I wondered, canÂt they just be like Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet? The people I know who are perpetually single also happen to be big readers. They are lovers of poetry and fic-tion, those territories of well-scrubbed romance. These same people will ask me why they canÂt find anyone to l ove, and I hate to tell them the truth: that real-life affairs never look the way they do in books. In this world people behave badly. They get food stuck in their teeth and wake up with crust in their eyes. They sometimes have bad breath and pimples on their bums. All of this is anathema to the romantic heart. To put it in perspective, the contemporary novelist Jo Baker has done an excel-lent job of exposing reality in her new novel ÂLongbourn,ÂŽ a take on the ÂPride and PrejudiceÂŽ tale told by the household servants. The book catalogs many of the realities of life that escaped mention in Jane AustenÂs comedy of manners Â„ inconveniences like armpit hair and laundry Â„ and weÂre reminded that the epic love story at the center of ÂPride and PrejudiceÂŽ has few touchstones in the real world. Which might be forgiven if we consider the author herself. Miss Austen died at the age of 42, unwed, having never left her family. The idealized relationships in her books were invented stories. They make for great reading but disastrous life lessons. The romantics among us would do well to remember that partnerships hap-pen in this world, a place of traffic jams and stubbed toes and dirty dishes in the sink. It might not be as pretty as what happens in fiction, but at least itÂs some-thing we can touch. Q artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com
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B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYThat precision dancing, that famous kick line, is a reminder of another era, when big-budget Hollywood musicals offered audiences an escape from the worries of the Great Depression. Perhaps they now are a reminder of how we all need to escape, at least for a couple of hours, from the cares of a troubled world. And the dancing? ItÂs the stuff of dreams, according to two members of the cast. ÂI remember being in Bradenton at home on Thanksgiving Day and in the morning I would watch the Rock-ettes on the MacyÂs Thanksgiving Day Parade,ÂŽ said Jeanne Logan Cargill. ÂEver since then, I just thought these ladies were classy and they could really dance.ÂŽ Laura Ann Iberg knew she wanted to become a Rockette after seeing the troupe perform live. ÂItÂs when I saw them live in St. Louis. They were there performing in the Fox Theatre. And after I saw them, I was, like, ÂOh, my goodness. This would be fantastic.Â And thatÂs what I tried to pursue,ÂŽ she said. Appropriately enough, itÂs a tradition that goes back to St. Louis in 1925, when Russell Markert trained a group of 16 dancers to make their debut as the Missouri Rockets. He had seen the first group of precision dancers, the Tiller Girls, who made their Zeigfeld Follies debut in 1901. The troupe was an instant success and made its Manhattan debut in 1927 at the Roxy, where its members were called the Roxyettes; they made their Radio City debut at the hallÂs 1932 opening, sharing the bill with the Fly-ing Wallendas, Ray Bolger and Martha Graham. The next year, they became the Rockettes. The ensemble now is divided into four troupes. There are two lines of 36 dancers in New York and two casts that remain on the road. Ms. Cargill will perform the show at Radio City Music Hall; Ms. Iberg will be part of the tour. The women say each gets the best of both worlds. ÂBeing able to bring Christmas to multiple people in a variety of towns is amazing because not everyone can be in New York for Christmas,ÂŽ said Ms. Iberg, who has not yet danced on the Radio City stage. ÂI started on the arena tour. This will be my second year in New York, my third season altogether,ÂŽ Ms. Cargill said. But she first saw the show in Manhattan. ÂI saw the show at Radio City still wanting to be a Rockette, not knowing it would be possible,ÂŽ Ms. Cargill said. ÂEven if I werenÂt in the show, I would go to the show. It was a wonderful feel-ing,ÂŽ The space is one of the marvels of Art Deco design. ÂRadio City is just a beautiful, beautiful venue, and itÂs a wonderful show and then to get to experience it from the other perspective as well, it makes your legs shake,ÂŽ she said. ÂFrom open-ing day to closing youÂre just soaking it in and it brings tears to my eyes every time.ÂŽ But not every venue is like Radio City. ÂEach theater is set up differently, but we have a great production team and wardrobers that are backstage and everything is set up,ÂŽ Ms. Iberg said. ÂWe have our dress rehearsals and tech rehearsals to make sure everything works out smoothly. ItÂs fun to experi-ence different venues.ÂŽ The show remains the same, regardless of venue, as do the dancersÂ favor-ite parts of the show. Some aspects of the show remain much as they did in the 1930s, but oth-ers have changed with the times. Take Ms. CargillÂs favorite part of the show. ÂItÂs one of the new sections, actually, thatÂs going to be new to West Palm Beach,ÂŽ she said. ÂItÂs called ÂNew York at Christmas,Â and it features a 50-foot LED screen, and features the Rockettes taking the audience on a tour. WeÂre on a life-size double-decker bus Â„ take the audience on a huge tour of Manhat-tan, all different scenes of the city Â„ Central Park, Columbus Circle. WeÂre literally bringing Christmas in New York to the audience wherever we are.ÂŽ The bus goes away, and the audience is left with the dancers performing in a familiar spot. ÂWe continue with this wonderful dance routine and the whole tour cul-minates with this huge performance in Times Square, which is very exciting,ÂŽ she said. Ms. IbergÂs favorite moment in the show dates back to its beginning. ÂI actually enjoy being able to participate in one of the timeless routines of the show, ÂThe Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.Â ItÂs been in the show since its inception in 1933, and it really shows off the precision dancing of the Rock-ettes,ÂŽ she said. Some things never go out of style. Q ROCKETTESFrom page 1 SYMPHONYFrom page 1going from, say, a cosmetics company to a bicycle company. ItÂs still numbers. ItÂs still marketing. ItÂs still demonstrating value proposition, trying to establish competitive advantage, so at the end of the day. ItÂs trying to maximize revenue, decrease expenses, maximize your com-petitive edge,ÂŽ he said from the orches-traÂs offices at the Palm Beach Towers. ÂHe could really skip over and start work right away because he knows the players and knows the style of the Palm Beaches, which as you know is quite, quite different from anyplace else,ÂŽ Mr. McNulty said with a laugh. The orchestraÂs artistic and music director, Ramon Tebar, ensures the quality of performances, he said. ÂWhat we need is a person on the other end of the spectrum to make the symphony work,ÂŽ Mr. McNulty said. ThatÂs where Mr. McClymontÂs skills come into play. ÂHe has a solid, solid business experience and a certain demonstrated ability to raise money,ÂŽ Mr. McNulty said. That is crucial for the organization, which operates on an annual budget of just under $1 million, and has a season of a half-dozen concerts. That season began Nov. 14 with a childrenÂs concert at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens. But it begins in earnest for adults with the anniversary-themed ÂFour Decades, Forty Years, Four Arts,ÂŽ set for Dec. 4 at the Society of the Arts. ÂThe first concert, Ramon came up with this idea and itÂs all his and its mar-velously clever,ÂŽ Mr. McNulty said. ÂItÂs at the Four Arts, for the 40th year, itÂs BeethovenÂs ÂFourthÂ and MozartÂs Â40th Symphony.ÂÂŽ Not to mention itÂs on Dec. 4.In January, that theme of fours continues with ÂThe Four Seasons.ÂŽ But the Jan. 9 concert at the Flagler Museum does not just include VivaldiÂs famous composition; it also includes Astor PiazzolaÂs ÂThe Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.ÂŽ The orchestra departs from that theme for its Feb. 3 concert titled ÂTubes & Pipes,ÂŽ at the landmark Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. ÂItÂs ÂTubes & PipesÂ because it will be an organ concerto with the best organ up to Atlanta and the Palm Beach Symphony Brass Ensemble,ÂŽ Mr. McNulty said. ÂIn this really Gothic church, itÂs a really intriguing thing.ÂŽ On March 18, the ensemble moves to Mar-a-Lago. ÂThe next concert, weÂre doing twice, first at New World Center at Miami, then at Mar-a-Lago the next day,ÂŽ he said. Featured soloist will be Lola Astanova, who will perform Chopin. The final concert of the season, set for April 6 at the Kravis Center, is titled ÂRomantic Interludes.ÂŽ It has meaty fare, including BerliozÂs ÂRoman Carnival Overture,ÂŽ Sibelius ÂFinlandia, GriegÂs ÂPeer Gynt: Suite No. 1ÂŽ and Tchai-kovskyÂs ÂSymphony No. 5.ÂŽ ÂItÂs a very varied program,ÂŽ Mr. McNulty said, adding that past seasons have been well received. ÂWeÂve done so well with reviews. WeÂve set the bar very high.ÂŽ So itÂs not far removed from the Marinelife Center. ÂThe Palm Beach Symphony is very similar to Loggerhead. ItÂs very similar in that itÂs steeped in tradition, lots of history, great product,ÂŽ Mr. McClymont said. Q >>What: Â“Radio City Christmas SpectacularÂ” >>When: Nov. 29-Dec. 8 >>Where: The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach>>Cost: $35 >>Info: 832-7469 or Kravis.org in the know The Palm Beach Symphony holds concerts at a variety of venues. Memberships that include din-ner and other bene ts are available at $1,600 to $25,000. For information, call 655-2657 or visit palmbeachsymphony.org.>>Â”Four Decades, Forty Years, Four ArtsÂ”: 7 p.m. Dec. 4, Society of the Four Arts. Tickets: $40 balcony, $45 orchestra.>>The Four Seasons: 7 p.m. Dec. 4, Society of the Four Arts. Tickets: $40 balcony, $45 orchestra.>>Organ & Brass at Bethesda-by-the-Sea: Music by Copland, Muhly, Strauss, Gabrieli and more, with Ramon Tebar, conductor, Palm Beach Symphony Brass & Percussion Section and Har-old Pysher, organ, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3, Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Tickets: $50, $10 student.>>Chopin at Mar-a-Lago: ChopinÂ’s Â“Piano Concerto, No. 2,Â” op. 21, TchaikovskyÂ’s Â“Romeo and JulietÂ” and GinasteraÂ’s Â“Estancia: Four Dances,Â” op.8a. With Ramon Tebar, conductor, and Lola As-tanova, piano. 7:30 p.m. March 18, Mar-a-Lago. Tickets: Contact the symphony.>>Palm Beach Symphony at the Kravis: BerliozÂ’s Â“Roman Carnival Overture,Â” SibeliusÂ’ Â“Finlandia,Â” op.26, GriegÂ’s Â“Peer Gynt: Suite No. 1,Â” op. 46, and TchaikovskyÂ’s Â“Symphony No. 5,Â” op. 64. With Ramon Tebar, conductor. 3 p.m. April 6, Kravis Center. Tickets available through the Kravis Center; 832-7469 or kravis.org. in the know COURTESY PHOTO The Palm Beach Symphony shown in performance at the Kravis Center. COURTESY PHOTO The RockettesÂ’ Â“The New York at ChristmasÂ” sequence takes audiences on a tour of the Big Apple that ends in Times Square. Â“Being able to bring Christmas to multiple people in a variety of towns is amazing because not everyone can be in New York for Christmas.Â”Â– Laura Ann Iberg
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B5Please send calendar listings to firstname.lastname@example.org. At The Arts Garage The Arts Garage is at 180 NE First St. in Delray Beach. Call 450-6357 or visit artsgarage.org.QJazz Project: Billy Stritch Â— 8 p.m. Nov. 29. Tickets start at $25. QJazz Project: Drew Tucker Â— 8 p.m. Nov. 30. Tickets start at $25. QPerforming Arts Academy FAME Â— Dec. 5. QAll Day Grunge and Glamour Â— Dec. 7. Arts Garage invites you to paint the streets red, with Calle Rojo At The Bamboo Room The Bamboo Room is at 15 S. J St., down-town Lake Worth. Call 585-BLUES or visit bambooroomblueQGuitarist Albert Castiglia Â— Nov. 29, 9 p.m., $12QUproot Hootenanny Â— Irish music, Nov. 30, 9 p.m., $10 At The Boca Theatre The Boca Raton Theatre Guild performs at various venues. For ticket informa-tion, call 948-2601 or visit brtg.org. QÂ“Marilyn: Forever BlondeÂ” Â— Through Jan. 11. A recreation of what might have been Marilyn MonroeÂs last chance to tell her story in her own words. Conceived by award-winning producer and writer Greg Thompson. Tickets: $25 prior to opening; $30 after opening. QÂ“Respect: A Musical Journey of WomenÂ” Â— Dec. 5-Jan. 5. Mizner Park Cultural Arts. Musical by Dorothy Marcic details the journey of women through music. Combining excerpts of 60 songs, womenÂs stories are shared about finding dreams, lost l ove, rela tionship issues, entering the workforce, gaining independence and more. Tickets: $38. At The Colony Hotel 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Call 655-5430 or visit www.thecolonypalmbeach.comQThe Polo Lounge Â— Tommy Mitchell, pianist, Thursday and Satur-day evenings; Motown Friday Nights with Memory Lane QMichel Bell & Catherine Matejka Â— Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 4-7, dinner 6:30, show 8:30. Tickets: Show only $45; dinner and show $90. At Delray Beach Center Delray Beach Center for the Arts is in Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. Call 561-243-7922 or visit delraycenterforthearts.org. QCornell Museum Exhibits Â— Through Feb. 2. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday until 8 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission $8 general; $6 seniors and students with ID; free for ages 10 and under. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission every Thursday. QÂ“ELVIS: Grace & Grit ExhibitionÂ”: This fine art photography exhibition is from the CBS photo archive. The collection of 35 large format, candid and on-air photographs, shot by various CBS Television photographers, docu-ments Elvis before the Las Vegas years Â… during his meteoric rise to stardom. ÂFlashback: A Retro Look at the Â60s & Â70sÂŽ: Reminisce and enjoy a fun display of music, movie and sports memorabilia on loan from the community.QHoliday Carousel Â— Nov. 20-Jan. 1. Monday through Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Sat-urday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 1-9 p.m. Old School Square Grounds. Fun for kids and adults alike. Rides: $2. QÂ“Defending the CavemanÂ” Â— 8 p.m. Dec. 6-7; 5 p.m. Dec.7. Crest The-atre. A hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate, ÂCave-manÂŽ has both sexes roaring with laugh-ter and recognition. ItÂs the perfect date night! Defending the Caveman makes us laugh at ourselves and about all the ways men and women fight, laugh and love. Tickets: $40. At Delray Playhouse Delray Beach Playhouse is at 950 N.W. 9th Street in Delray Beach. Call 561-272-1281 or visit delraybeachplayhouse.com. All tickets $30 (group rates available for 20+).QÂ“Driving Miss DaisyÂ” Â— Nov. 30-Dec. 15QÂ“Harlem On My MindÂ” Â— Dec. 9-18. The Influence of Harlem on The Great White Way. Tickets: $30. QÂ“You CanÂ’t Take it With YouÂ” Â— Feb. 1-16 QÂ“The Pajama GameÂ” Â— March 29-April 13QÂ“DoubtÂ” Â— May 24-June 8 At Dramaworks Palm Beach DramaworksÂ Don & Ann Brown Theatre is at 201 N. Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Call 514-4042, Ext. 2, or visit www.palmbeach-dramaworks.com. Knowledge & Nibbles Â„ Have lunch, then meet the directors and actors of ÂThe Lion in Winter.ÂŽ 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4. Cost: $25 guild members, $30 non-guild members. Reservations: 5144042, Ext. 2. QÂ“The Lion in WinterÂ” Â— Dec. 6-Jan. 5QÂ“Old TimesÂ” Â— Jan. 31-March 2 QÂ“Dividing the EstateÂ” Â— March 28-April 27QÂ“TrystÂ” Â— May 16-June 15 At The Duncan QThe Nutcracker Â— 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Presented by Dance Alive National Ballet, featuring an international ros-ter of award winning dancers. Become entranced by the beauty of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her dazzling Court, enchanted by the swirling snowflakes and cheer for the tiny toy soldiers and their leader, the handsome Nutcracker Prince. A one-hour production with beautiful costumes and sets on a special day and time. Tickets: $15. At The Eissey The Eissey Campus Theatre is at Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive off PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens. 207-5900; www.eisseycampustheatre.org.QBallet Palm Beach: Â“The NutcrackerÂ” Â— Nov. 29 Â… Dec. 1. Tickets: $15-$35. balletpalmbeach.org or 207-5900. QIndian River Pops Orchestra. Various venues. For ticket information, visit www.newgar-densband.org. Â“Holiday Greet-ing with the Pops Â— 7 p.m. Dec. 15, The Eissey Campus Theatre. Featuring the Robert Sharon Chorale, a childrenÂs chorus, bell ringers and more. Tickets: $25. At FAU Florida Atlantic University is at 777 Glades Road in Boca Raton. Call (800) 564-9539 or visit fauevents.com.QFall Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition Â— Nov. 22-Dec. 14. Ritter Art Gallery. For students earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) in the Department of Visual Arts and Art History. At The Four Arts The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Gallery and box office 655-7226 or visit www.fourarts.org. QPalm Beach Symphony, Â“Four Decades, Forty years, Four Arts,Â” Â— Dec. 4; 7 p.m., The Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium; $40 balcony, $45 orchestra.QÂ“Illustrating Words: The Wondrous Fantasy World of Rob-ert L. Forbes, poet and Ronald Searle, artistÂ” Â— Through summer 2015. On display in the Mary Alice For-tin ChildrenÂs Art Gallery.QÂ“Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945Â” Â— Through Jan. 10. The exhibition is drawn from The Levenson Collection and is orga-nized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Va. At JCC The Mandel JCC is at 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 689-7700. All events are at the JCC unless otherwise noted.QAnnual Hanukkah Candle Lighting events Â— Dec. 1. The first: at Canyon Town Center Amphitheater in Boynton Beach from 2 to 4 p.m.; the second: at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens from 4 to 6 p.m. The events are free and open to the public. The events also feature song and blessings led by local rabbis and cantors, additional childrenÂs arts and crafts and more. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. At both locations, the Mandel JCC is partnering with the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.QCurrent Events Â— Join lively discussions covering the most up-to-date topics faced by our local community including national affairs and foreign relations as it relates to the United States. Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Free/Members; $5/Guests QLetÂ’s Talk: 75 Minutes with George (George Feirstein) Â— This series includes a discussion about todayÂs national and worldwide social, political, and educational events. This seasonÂs current events will be analyzed. Thursdays; 12:30 p.m.; Dec. 5, 12.QDec 2: TracieÂ’s Music Together Â— 9:30 a.m. (other times available); Intermediate Bridge Class: Play of Hand, 10 a.m. QDec. 3: Parent/Child Gymnastics Â— 9:30-10:20 a.m.; TracieÂs Music Together, noon (other times available); Preschool Gymnastics, noon (other times available); Youth Gymnastics, 4 p.m. (other times available).QDec 4: Parent/Child Gymnastics Class Â— 9:30-10:20 a.m. (other times available); TracieÂs Music Together 9:30 a.m. (other times available); Bridge Class: Advanced Defending and Hand Evaluation, 10 a.m.; Preschool Gymnas-tics, 1 p.m. (other times available).QDec. 5: Cultural Tour Â— Art Basel Miami Beach, 9:30 a.m.; Preschool Gymnastics, 2:30 p.m. (other times available); Youth Gymnastics, 2:30 p.m. (other times available); Line Dancing, 7 p.m.; Needlepoint with Norm, 7 p.m. At The Lighthouse Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum, Light-house Park, 500 Captain ArmourÂs Way, Jupiter. Admission: $9 adults, $5 chil-dren ages 6-18; children under 6 and WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOCOURTESY PHOTO Contemporary Kogei Styles in Japan, artworks comprising ceramics, textiles, dolls and other works created by 40 of JapanÂ’s most influential artists, is on display at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach, through Feb. 23.
B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOactive U.S. military admitted free. Chil-dren 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. www.jupiterlighthouse.org.QLighthouse Moonrise Tour Â— Dec. 17. Sunset. $15 Members/$20 Non-Members. RSVP required. 747-8380, Ext. 101.QTwilight Yoga at the Light Â— Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Dec. 23, Dec. 30. Meet on back porch of Lighthouse Museum 15 minutes before class time. Yoga with Mary Veal, Kula Yoga Shala, on the Lighhouse deck at sunset! Class is for all levels. Beginners welcome. Bring a yoga mat and a flashlight Class offered by donation. Class is weather-dependent (check website). QLighthouse Sunset Tour Â— Dec. 20. Sunset. $15 Members/$20 Non-Mem-bers. RSVP required. 747-8380, Ext. 101.QHike Through History Â— Dec. 7. This two-mile trek passes through his-toric points of interest on the 120-acre Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area. The hike departs from the flagpole at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and is weather dependent. Program is open to adults and children. Minimum age 5, ages 13 and under must be accom-panied by an adult. Hikers footwear, active wear, a hat, and a full water bottle or canteen should be carried. Admis-sion is free but space is limited; RSVP required. 747-8380, Ext. 101.QLighthouse Chickee Chats Â– Story Time for Kids Â— Dec. 3. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Free; recommended for kids 10 and under. At The Kravis The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. For tickets, call 832-7469 or log on to www.kravis.org.QRadio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes Â— Nov. 29 through Dec. 8, Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. Concert Hall. Showtimes vary. Tickets start at $35. QAn Evening with David Burnham in Mostly Broadway Â— 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5-6. Persson Hall. Tickets start at $35. QYoung Artists: Dover Quarter, Bryan Lee, Violin; Joel Link, Vio-lin; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, Viola; Camden Shaw, Cello Â— 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Rinker Playhouse. Tick-ets: $30. QProvocative Entertainment at Kravis: Kate Clinton, The Sis-Boom-Bah Tour Â— 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11-12. Rinker Playhouse. Tickets start at $38. At The Lake Worth Playhouse The Stonzek Theatre is at 709 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Playhouse: 586-6410; Films: 296-9382. www.lakeworthplayhouse.org. QStage: Â“The GameÂ’s Afoot Â… or Holmes for the HolidaysÂ” Â— Through Dec. 8, 2 p.m. matinees, 8 p.m. evenings. Tickets: $23-$35. QFilm: Nov. 28: Â“Camille Claudel 1915Â” and Fritz LangÂ’s Â“M.Â” Â— Tickets: $9; Film Society Member $6. 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 www.macarthurbeach.org.QNature walk Â— 10-11 a.m. daily At The Maltz The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is at 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Call 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.QÂ“AnnieÂ” Â— Dec. 3-22 At The MosÂ’Art The MosÂArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit www.mosarttheatre.com.QLive performances: Open Mic Night Â— Dec. 5, 8-11 p.m.; Garden Folk Concert Â„ Dec. 7. 6-10 p.m. At The Mounts Garden Mounts Botanical Garden is at 559 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Call 233-1757 or visit www.mounts.orgQGuided Senior Stroll Â— 10 a.m.11 a.m. Dec. 3. Cost: $5 per senior, per stroll. Meet at the Garden entrance on Military Trail. Bring fellow golden agers or come meet new people as you take a leisurely guided tour through our Gar-den. YouÂll learn about the plants you see as you get some gentle exercise. The strolls are appropriate for people who have a health care providerÂs approval to walk moderate distances on paved surfaces or mulched paths. Please see information on group tours if you plant to visit with ten or more people. Pre-registration required by the Thursday before each stroll. At PBAU Palm Beach Atlantic University, 901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. For tickets: 803-2970 or email@example.com.QTauni De Lesseps Student Art Show Â— 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Dec. 2-11. Warren Library. View award-winning student artwork. QPBAU Distinguished Artists Series: Wayne Bergeron, Jazz Trumpeter Â— 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Helen K. Persson Recital Hall in Vera Lea Rinker Hall. Tickets: $20 general admis-sion; $10 students.QAn Evening of Diverse Chamber Music Â— 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Helen K. Persson Recital Hall in Vera Lea Rinker Hall. For information, contact Ticket Central at (561) 803-2970 or firstname.lastname@example.org. At Palm Beach Improv Palm Beach Improv is at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach; 833-1812 or palmbeachimprov.com.QNov. 29: Sheryl Underwood Â— 8 p.m.; Nov. 30: Sheryl Underwood, 7 p.m. $25 At Palm Beach Symphony The Palm Beach Symphony holds con-certs at a variety of venues. For informa-tion, call 655-2657 or visit palmbeach-symphony.org.QÂ“Four Decades, Forty Years, Four ArtsÂ” Â— 7 p.m. Dec. 4, Society of the Four Arts. Tickets: $40 balcony, $45 orchestra. At Palm Beach Zoo Palm Beach Zoo is at 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. everyday. Tickets: Adults $18.95; seniors, $16.95; children 3-12, $12.95; free tod-dlers. 533-0887 or www.palmbeachzoo.org.QThanks for Giving Â— 5:30-9 p.m. Nov. 29. Enjoy up-close animal encoun-ters, keeper talks, hay stack hunt, sand art, kidsÂ DJ and more childrenÂs enter-tainment in the fountain plaza! Please click the event title above for more information and pricing. Anyone bring-ing in two non-perishable food items to help restock the local food pantries will receive a $2discount off their eveningÂs admission.QÂ“Wings Over WaterÂ” Bird Show Â— 11 a.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekendsQÂ“Wild Things ShowÂ” Â— 1 p.m. weekdays; noon weekends. At The Plaza Theatre Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 5881820 or www.theplazatheatre.net.QÂ“I Love You YouÂ’re Perfect Now Change!Â” Â— Dec. 5-22. Wednesday and Sunday, 2 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Take a musical journey through dating, love and marriage, all while dealing with in-laws, newborns, family car trips and frisky seniors. Directed by Kevin Black. Starring Wayne LeGette, Mia Matthews, Mike Westrich, Leah Sessa. Tickets: $45. At Science Center The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. 832-1988 or visit www.sfsm.orgQScience Nights Â— 6-9 p.m. the last Friday of the month. Members: Adults $5, Children: free; Non-Members: Adults $12, Children $8 (3 and under free). Planetarium shows and mini-golf are not included in event admission.Q Â“Titanic: The Artifact ExhibitionÂ” Â— Through April 20. Visit an exhibit of authentic artifacts from the RMS Titanic with extensive room re-creations, put together by the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck site of the Titan-ic. Tickets: $13 for adults, $9.50 for chil-dren aged 3 to 12; $11.50 for seniors 62 and older. Center members and children under 3 are free. Due to the anticipated excitement surrounding this exhibit, be advised that visitors may incur a small wait time. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit sfsciencecenter.org or call 832-1988. Fresh Markets QSailfish Marina Sunset Celebration Â— 6 p.m. Thursdays. Shop for arts and crafts made by artists from around the country. Sailfish Marina, east of the Intracoastal, just south of Blue Heron Boulevard, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449.QJupiter Green & Artisan Market Â— 5-9 p.m. Fridays, Riverwalk Events Plaza, 150 S. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Free. Includes baked goods, fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, pet products and more. Vendors welcome. Contact Harry Welsh at (203) 222-3574 or visit www.harrysmarkets.com.QWest Palm Beach GreenMarket Â— 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at Waterfront Commons, downtown West Palm Beach (through May 31). Includes ven-dors selling the freshest produce, baked goods, plants, home goods and more. Admission is free. Parking is free in the Banyan and Evernia garages during mar-ket hours. Info: wpb.org/greenmarket. QAbacoa Green Market Â— 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at Abacoa Town Center, 1200 Town Center Drive, Jupiter. Info: email@example.com.QWest Palm Beach Antique & Flea Market Â— 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays on Narcissus Avenue, north of Ban-yan Boulevard. For information, search Facebook or call 670-7473.QGardens GreenMarket Â— 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, City Hall Municipal Complex, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Come shop at more than 120 vendors with an abundance of just-picked, orchard-grown goods, a wide selection of seasonal vegeta-bles and fruits, fragrant herbs, honey, and homemade old-fashioned breads, donuts, pies, cheeses, sauces and hand-made crafts. Leave your pets at home. Visit pbgfl.com/greenmarket or call 630-1100. The meats, sauces, jewelry, QPalm Beach Green Market & Bazaar Â— 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays (through April 27), Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach. Shop some of the areaÂs finest vendors selling fruits and vegetables, fresh flowers and plants. Enjoy artisan foods, baked goods and a unique selection of artists and crafters. www.rpbgreenmarket.com. QRoyal Palm Beach Green Market & Bazaar Â— 9 am 1 pm every Sunday. Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd. Royal Palm Beach, through April 27th 2014. Shop some of the areas finest vendors selling fruits and vegetables, fresh flow-ers and plants. Enjoy artisan foods, baked goods and a unique selection of artists and crafters. www.rpbgreenmarket.com. QTequesta Green Market Â— 9 a.m.-1 p.m., third Saturday of the month through April 2014 (next market is Dec. 21). Constitution Park, 399 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. All items are fresh from the farm. Provides locally-grown vege-tables, fruits, meat, dairy and other farm products, as well as hand-made items to neighbors in the community. Admission is free. Call Wendy at 768-0476. Theater QStory time session at the Loxahatchee River Center Â— 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123; or visit www.loxahatcheeriver.org/rivercenter.
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOQBingo Â— Noon every Thursday at the Moose Lodge, 3600 RCA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Lunch available at 11 a.m. Packs start at $15. $250 games. 626-4417. Friday, Nov. 29 QÂ“Music of Michel LegrandÂ” Â— 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Multilingual Language & Cultural Society, 210 South Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; www.multilingualsociety.org. QNorthwood Art & Music Festival Â— There will be music, food trucks and more than 20 local vendors 1-10 p.m. Nov. 29 along the 500 block of North-wood Road, West Palm Beach. Free. 822-1550 or northwoodvillage.org.QDowntown Live Â— 7 p.m. Fridays, Downtown at the GardensÂ Cen-tre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Saturday, Nov. 30 QRoots Shakedown Â— Progressive rock reggae that blends many genres, a band for all ages; Nov. 30, 9 p.m.-11 p.m., Food Shack, 103 U.S. 1, Jupiter, 741-3626. Littlemoirs.com/food-shack/.QKids Story Time Â— 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; free. Visit marinelife.org.QGingerÂ’s Dance Party Â— 8-10 p.m. Fridays, Palm Stage, Waterfront Commons, downtown West Palm Beach. Free. 8221515; wpb.org /gingers. Monday, Dec. 2 QBarre Pilates Classes Â— Ages 16 years and up can participate 6:15-7:05 p.m. Mondays at the Burns Road Rec-reation Center, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Garden. Sign up for a 6-week ses-sion or just pay the drop-in fee per class. For more information or to register, visit www.pbgfl.com/recreationandparks or call 630-1100. Tuesday, Dec. 3 QInside Biblical Archaeology Â— 9:45 a.m. Nov. 26, Daphne Nikolopoulos will give a one-time lecture focusing on the ancient cultures that dwelled in the Holy Land, examining the archaeologi-cal finds in Israel. FAUÂs John D. MacAr-thur Campus Lifelong Learning Society Auditorium, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter. $20/ Members $30/ Non-Members. For tickets, call 799-8547.QAqua Pilates Â— 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and 5:15-6:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Palm Beach Gardens Aquatic Complex, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. All equipment provided. Drop-In fee is $6 for residents of Palm Beach Gar-dens and $8 non-residents. Call Brittani Benko at 630-1145. Wednesday, Nov. 4 QDec. 11 Â— 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Artists Association of Jupiter (AAOJ) presents ÂAbstract ExpressionismÂŽ A Solo Exhibition By Margie Agoston, Visual Artists, at A Unique Art Gallery, 226 Center St. #8 in Jupiter. A portion of proceeds from sales of artworks cre-ated by Margie and the artists of AAOJ will benefit Toys for Tots. Bring an unwrapped toy and you will receive a chance to a win a custom art piece. For additional information call the Gallery at 561-529-2748 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgQHatchling Tales Â— 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach; 627-8280 or email@example.com. Ongoing Events QThe Artists of Palm Beach County Â— a coalition of local artists, is making original artwork affordable with a Small Works Exhibit at Art on Park, 800 Park Avenue, Lake Park. Most works will be 12ÂŽx12ÂŽ or smaller and will be priced at less than $100. Enjoy drinks and refreshments at the opening recep-tion on Black Friday from 5 to 8 pm. The show runs from Nov 27-Dec. 24. Regular hours are Mon-Sat from 12--6 pm and extended hours through the holidays on Fri and Sat. nights until 8 pm.QAnn Norton Sculpture Gardens Â— The 7th Annual Holiday House: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 14. Wednesday-Sunday. Opening early to provide more Âholiday treasure huntingÂŽ opportuni-ties, holiday gifts, furniture, artwork, collectables, and decorative items fill every corner of the 7th Annual Holi-day House at the Ann Norton Sculp-ture Gardens. Vintage, designer and just plain dazzling-discover the best Âhid-den treasure troveÂŽ of shopping in the County. Tickets: $10 adults; $8 seniors; $5 students. 7th Annual Festival of Trees Gala: ÂThe Wonder of WordsÂŽ: 7-10 p.m. Dec. 6. More than 25 trees decorated with poetic themes fill the gardens. Guests are invited to join in for an eve-ning of hors dÂoeuvres and spirits to will kick off the holiday season. Chaired by Mieke van Waveren. Tickets: $225 non-members. Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is at 253 Barcelona Road, West Palm Beach. Phone: 832-5328 or ansg.org.QArmory Art Center Â— Through Nov. 30: ÂNorman Berman: Awe and ReverenceÂŽ and ÂOrlando Chiang: Son of aÂƒÂŽ Dec. 6-8: Holiday Studio Sale Â„ The Annual Holiday Studio Sale fea-tures one of kind handmade items made by Armory students and instructors. Find ceramics, glass, jewelry, sculpture, and more at reasonable prices. At 1700 Parker Ave, West Palm Beach; 832-1776 or armoryart.org.QBoca Raton Museum of Art Â— Through Dec. 29: ÂNancy Davidson: LetÂer Buck.ÂŽ Through Dec. 29: ÂDulce Pinzn: The Real Story of the Superhe-roes.ÂŽ Through Jan. 5, 2014: ÂCaught on FilmÂŽ: Photography from the Collection. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; Wednes-days, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays. Admission: Free for members and children 12 and under; adults $8; seniors (65+) $6; students (with ID) $5. Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton (In Mizner Park). 561-392-2500; bocamuseum.org.QCultural Council of Palm Beach County Â— Through Jan. 18: ÂThe Deep and the Shallow: Photog-raphers Exploring a Watery WorldÂŽ Work by award-winning photographers including Jim Abernethy. At 601 Lake Ave., downtown Lake Worth; 471-1602 or palmbeachculture.com. QChildrenÂ’s Research Station Â— Loggerhead Marinelife Center program is designed to exercise childrenÂs science skills through an experimental lab. 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; 627-8280.QDeep Water Aerobics Â— In the Palm Beach Gardens Aquatic Complex heated pool. Classes are held 9-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays at 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. All equipment provid-ed. Drop-In fee is $4 for residents of Palm Beach Gardens and $5 for non-res-idents. Call Brittani Benko at 630-1145.QFlagler Museum Â— ÂMan of the Century: The Incomparable Legacy of Henry Morrison Flagler. Through Jan. 5. A Gilded Age Style Lunch in Caf Des Beaux-Arts Â„ 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tues-day-Saturday, 12-3 p.m. Sunday. Nov. 29-April 19. Each afternoon, the Flagler Museum offers a Gilded Age-style lunch that features an array of delicacies and refreshments reminiscent of the ele-gance of entertaining during the Gilded Age. Tickets: $40 non-members; $22 members. Member Appreciation Week Â„ Through Dec. 1. Members will receive an additional 10 percent discount in the Museum Store on top of the current 10 percent Member discount, for a total of 20 percent off all Museum Store pur-chases. Members also can enjoy lunch in Cafe des Beaux-Arts for a reduced rate of $20 Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Museum is housed in Henry FlaglerÂs 1902 beaux-arts mansion, Whitehall, at 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Tickets: members free; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-17) with adult; $3 child (6-12) with adult; under 6 free. 655-2833; www.flaglermuseum.us. QLighthouse ArtCenter Â— Through Feb. 15: ÂSpotlight on New Tal-entÂŽ and ÂChris Gustin.ÂŽ 3rd Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Museum admission: $5 ages 12 and above. Under 12 free. Sat-urdays, free admission. Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta; 746-3101 or lighthousearts.org.QLighthouse ArtCenter Midtown Gallery Â— Through Jan. 8: Lighthouse ArtCenter ArtistsÂ GuildÂs ÂMidtown Bash.ÂŽ Free admission. Light-house ArtCenter Midtown Gallery, 4877 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. For an appointment to view exhibition, call 746-3101.QLoxahatchee River Environmental Center Â— Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter; 743-7123 or www.loxahatcheeriver.org/rivercenter.QMorikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Â— Through Feb. 23: ÂContemporary Kogei Styles in Japan. Also through Feb. 23: ÂBreaking Bound-aries: Contemporary Street Fashion in Japan,ÂŽ displaying some of the most popular and imaginative clothing styles made and worn on the streets of Japan today. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The Morikami Muse-um is at 4000 Morikami Park Road in Delray Beach; morikami.org or call 495-0233. QPalm Beach Photographic Centre Â— 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 www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org. QNorton Museum of Art Â— ÂA Masterpiece Rediscovered: Claude-Joseph VernetÂs ÂThe Fishermen.ÂÂŽ Through Dec. 8. ÂFaux Real,ÂŽ by Mick-alene Thomas. Art After Dark: Through Aug. 31. 5-9 p.m. Thursdays. 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and major holidays). General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for stu-dents with a valid ID, and free for mem-bers and children ages 12 and under. Thursdays are half-price for every-one. Special group rates are available. West Palm Beach residents receive free admission every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the first Saturday of each month with proof of residency; 832-5196 or norton.org.QWick Theatre & Costume Museum Â— The Broadway Collection is an astounding exhibit of the finest costumes ever brought to the Broad-way stage by the most honored and respected designers in the history of the American theater. Presented in a fully interactive environment, tours are led by knowledgeable and entertaining the-ater professionals who give the visitor a remarkable Âbehind-the-scenesÂŽ look at the work of iconic designers. The Wick is open for tours, luncheons and high tea events, with special engagements by appointment only. Tours typically start between 11 and 11:30 a.m. and are available from individual admissions to groups by appointment only. All tours include a guided journey through the collection and lunch. Tour & Luncheon (off-season): $38. 7901 N. Federal High-way, Boca Raton. 995-2333 or thewick.org. Ongoing Events QFood Truck Pow Wow Â— 5-9 p.m. the first Friday of the month (next session Dec. 6), Constitution Park, 399 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. Includes live music; admission is free. Info: tequesta.orgQGreat Books Reading and Discussion Group Â— Dec. 5 and 19. 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.QLe Cercle Francais Â— Francophiles and Francophones can join for a monthly gathering at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month (next session Dec. 12), in membersÂ homes. Call 744-0016.QTequesta Green Market Â— 9 a.m.-1 p.m., third Saturday of the month through April 2014 (next market is Dec. 21). Constitution Park, 399 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. All items are fresh from the farm. Provides locally-grown vege-tables, fruits, meat, dairy and other farm products, as well as hand-made items to neighbors in the community. Admission is free. Call Wendy at 768-0476.QPalm Beach Post Sunday on the Waterfront Concert Series Â— Free concerts the third Sunday of each month from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Meyer Amphitheatre, downtown West Palm Beach. Dec. 15. Info: 8221515 or wpb.org/sow/. Q
B8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY QSCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might have to do some seri-ous shifting of gears to get your project back on track. But cheer up. Your hard work starts to produce some positive results by the weekÂs end.QSAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unsettling mood at the start of the week soon lifts and gives way to a more positive attitude as you find fun and friendship beginning to dominate your aspect.QCAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A delay in firming up holi-day plans could work to your advantage. Use this time to scout out possibilities that might be more in line with what those close to you would prefer.QAQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some people might question some of the new friends youÂve wel-comed into your life. But your ability to see beyond the obvious helps you recognize how special they are.QPISCES (February 19 to March 20) Financial matters can be especially tricky this week. ItÂs best to follow a conservative investment path for now, and wait for a more fortuitous time to take a bolder approach.QARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Arian penchant for impatience shows, as you consider passing a problem-prone project on to someone else. Best advice: Stay with it and work out those snarls yourself.QTAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Even patient Bovines can be frustrated when carefully made plans go awry. But crank up that Âstick-to-it-ivityÂŽ you do so well, and youÂll soon find that your schedule is back in sync.QGEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your aspect favors using more resourceful means in dealing with a workplace situ-ation. Some discreet checking around could help shed light on the root cause of the problem.QCANCER (June 21 to July 22) You show an unusually strong streak of stub-bornness in rejecting suggestions from friends and/or family members early in the week. But you become more recep-tive by the weekÂs end.QLEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat might find a gentler approach more effective when dealing with those who resist needed changes. Remember, the word ÂpersuasionÂŽ starts with the sound Âpurr.ÂŽ VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A disappointing experience with some-one you felt you could trust can be pain-ful. But there just might be more to this situation than youÂre aware of. Press for an explanation.QLIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Changing your views about some-thing you believe in isnÂt easy. But you might reconsider as the facts come in. Keep your mind open, even if youÂre uneasy about what you might learn.QBORN THIS WEEK: Your warmth, your humor and your genuine concern for others make you someone people love to keep close to their lives. Q PUZZLES HOROSCOPES ISLE SAY 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, B3 W SEE ANSWERS, B3
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOV. 28-DEC. 3, 2013 B9 561-557-2881Live Oak Plaza 9249 Alt A1A, North Palm Beach 'UVCVG8KPVCIG(WTPKVWTG(CD(WPM[#EEGUUQTKGU Buying single items to entire estates 7 Days A Week 20% OFF 20% OFF Mon.-Fri. 10:30-5:30, Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 11-4 5VQTGYKFG 5VQTGYKFG Happy Thanksgiving %GNGDTCVKPIQWT)TCPF1RGPKPI $TKPIKPVJKUCFHQTCPCFFKVKQPCN1(( 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 Â— one he hopes changes the way all of America shops for cars and trucks. Mr. McLaughlin, the former president and CEO of Starwood Vacation Resorts, was looking for something post retirement to Â“get him out of the houseÂ” when he hit on a way to not only make money but help others. Â“IÂ’ve always been a car guy,Â” he said. Setting himself up as an auto manufacturerÂ’s representative, he began to attend closed auctions, buying as many as 15 off-lease vehicles at a time, mostly for Northeast dealerships looking for rust-free Florida cars. His client list grew to include new car deal-ers from New York to Georgia Â— dealers sold on Mr. McLaughlinÂ’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 Â“AutoMax doesnÂ’t look like your typical car lot,Â” he said of the 5401 North Haver-hill Rd #105 in West Palm Beach. Â“It looks more like a maintenance place with 30-50 cars set up to ship to different parts of the country. Through word of mouth and friends of friends we started getting requests direct from the consumer and so we set up a web-site.Â” A car buyer can log on to automax ofamerica.com and enter in exactly the type of car he or she is looking for from color, make, options, model to mileage. Â“I put in an order last Monday and we just picked up two trucks from Bill in less than a week,Â” said Buddy Wittmann of Wittmann Building Corporation in Palm Beach. Â“There were only five of these trucks in the U.S. You couldnÂ’t ask for a more reliable and honest salesperson. Â“It takes about a week for Mr. McLaughlin to find the requested car. He charges 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.Â“I have access to 100,000 to 150,000 cars every week,Â” Mr. McLaughlin said. Â“I can find the exact car you are looking for. I charge less than what the dealerships charge in dealerÂ’s fees.Â” Mr. McLaughlin, who served four years in the military, was born in West Point. His father was an instructor there. He says he has been around the military his whole life and is committed to helping active service men and women, and veterans, find affordable cars. Â“I donÂ’t make any money on those cars,Â” he said. Â“ItÂ’s hard to find a quality car for less than $2,000. People donÂ’t realize how much work goes into what we do.Â” Mr. McLaughlinÂ’s cars come with the CarFax and AutoCheck reports in addition to his own condition report and post-sale inven-tory. He recommends all car buyers purchase extended service warranties because the cars he specializes in Â— BMW, Acura, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus Â— can be expensive to service. If your warranty is about to expire or you donÂ’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. +++ Is it worth $10? YesÂThe Book ThiefÂŽ starts and ends with sadness, and has sadness at all stops in between. Since itÂs a World War II movie set in Germany, the sadness is no surprise. What does surprise, how-ever, is how the story feels fresh while covering familiar territory. This is not a typical war movie by any means. ThereÂs nothing groundbreaking here, but itÂs a heartfelt, solid drama for people who like to see a good story told well. Early in the film, young Liesel (Sophie Nelisse) is adopted by Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson), a Ger-man couple who donÂt have much to offer besides bad soup and strict rules. Liesel befriends boy-next-door Rudy (Nico Liersch) and gradually settles into her new, modest life. Soon a Jewish teenager named Max (Ben Schnetzer) comes to live in their basement during the Holocaust. As Liesel learns to read, she also learns the value of secrecy, words and literature, which leads her to read books (that she steals from a Nazi officer, hence the title) such as ÂThe Invisible Man,ÂŽ a symbolic choice for sure during her time with Max. Michael PetroniÂs adaptation of Australian author Markus ZusakÂs best-sell-ing novel nicely captures LieselÂs con-fusion at the events around her. Why, she thinks, would Max have to hide in the basement, would Nazi leaders burn books in the town square, and would certain individuals have to fear for their lives? Ms. Nelisse skillfully allows her character LieselÂs unabashed youth and navet to expose moral corruption with startling clarity. Mr. Rush and Ms. Wat-son are also stellar in supporting roles; at the risk of taking them for granted, we expect nothing less. For the life of me, however, one thing about this film just doesnÂt make sense: ItÂs set in Germany, so the characters should by all rights be speaking German. But the movie is Americanized (because mainstream American audiences hate subtitles), so everyone speaks English. Fine. Inexplicably, though, the street signs and the words Âyes,ÂŽ Âno,ÂŽ and Âthank youÂŽ are in German, as we hear Âja,ÂŽ Ânein,ÂŽ and ÂdankeÂŽ (respectively) quite often. If you can explain why this inconsistency is necessary, you are my hero. Director Brian PercivalÂs film drags a bit in the middle, and the ending is abrupt in addition to being full of pathos. Quibbles aside, itÂs nonethe-less unusual to see a war movie from a childÂs perspective, and the fact that itÂs handled with gentility and unflinching honesty is admirable. Liesel might not be overtly rooting for the Nazis, but she also doesnÂt want her home, country, family or friends destroyed, which means she kind of has to root for the Nazis or risk losing everything. And yet we still root for her, because she is an innocent whose sympathetic presence and capacity for good outweigh her guilty-by-association circumstance. ÂThe Book ThiefÂŽ is not a story for kids, but adults and young teens should find virtue in LieselÂs character, relate to her and, hopefully, learn something along the way. A bold story told with strength and conviction, it deserves to be seen. Q LATEST FILMSThe Book Thief s Â Â q i h dan HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com CAPSULESThe Best Man Holiday +++ (Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut) Old friends Â„ and old issues Â„ reunite for the holiday season in this sequel to ÂThe Best ManÂŽ (1999). ItÂs a well-rounded, thoughtful, funny and heartfelt look at a group of African-American friends caught in between the exuberance of youth and oncoming mid-life crises. Rated R.Last Vegas +++ (Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman) Four old friends reunite in Las Vegas when Billy (Mr. Douglas) decides to marry someone half his age. The veteran Oscar-winning actors share affable chemistry in this genuinely funny film. Rated PG-13. Q >> Â“The Book ThiefÂ” novel was on The New York Times Bestseller List for seven years.
B10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Ladies Consignment Boutique &/27+,1*Â‡6+2(6Â‡$&&(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]HVZZZJZHQVFRQVLJQPHQWFRPÂ‡ +RXUV0RQ)ULDPSPÂ‡6DWDPSP6XSSRUW6PDOO%XVLQHVVHV 6KRS6PDOO%XVLQHVV6DWXUGD\RQ1RYWK Established 2003 2SHQ6XQGD\VLQ'HFHPEHU Q Write your letter to Santa Â— Now through Dec. 24 you can drop off your letter to Santa at SantaÂs Post Office inside MacyÂs at CityPlace. Visit www.cityplace.com/event to find a printable letter template. MacyÂs at CityPlace is at the corner of Hibiscus Street and Rose-mary Avenue. Q SantaÂ’s Enchanted Garden Photo Set Â— SantaÂs photo set will be open during The Gardens MallÂs hours through Dec. 24. Pricing and more information about photos with Santa can be found at www.thegardensmall.com/mall-events. The Gardens Mall is at 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Q Pet Photos with Santa Â— The Gardens Mall is offering a chance for your pet to be photographed with Santa. Pet photos with Santa at The Gardens Mall will be available Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 at 7:30-9:30 p.m. Pet photos are by reservation only. To make a reservation, call 775-7750 or visit the Information Desk. The Gardens Mall is at 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Q Holiday Gift Wrap Suite Â— The Gardens Mall Complimentary Holiday Suite will have gift-wrap, cell phone charging, holiday movies, a coffee bar and more. It will be in The Gardens Mall Grand Court, lower level through Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Donations will support Easter Seals and The ARC of Palm Beach County. The Gardens Mall is at 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Call 622-2115 or visit www.thegardensmall.com. Q Salvation Army Angel Tree Â— Pick an angel for the Salvation Army Angel Tree and give an underprivileged child in Palm Beach County a season to remem-ber. The tree will be at The Gardens Mall Sears Court through Dec. 24 and will be open during mall hours. Donations will be accepted at the tree setup. The Gardens Mall is at 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Call 622-2115 or visit www.thegardensmall.com. Q Festival of Lights Â– Light.Hearted. Program Â— Downtown at the Gardens has partnered with 12 local charities that will benefit from its ÂLight.Hearted.ÂŽ program. The program will award local businesses with the opportunity to give back by sponsoring one of 12 trees repre-senting the 12 charities that benefit from the event. The trees will be displayed in the heart of the Centre Court area of Downtown at the Gardens and will be on display from Nov. 23-Jan. 1. Each tree will be lit, decorated and showcase the sponsoring organization and charity that organization is supporting. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. Downtown at the Gardens is at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. Q Downtown Lights Up the Night Â— Downtown at the Gardens will have their lightshow with more than quarter-million lights on display and synchro-nized to music at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 30. Downtown at the Gar-dens is at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. Call 340-1600 or visit downtownatthegardens.com. Q Mizner Park Holiday Tree Â— Five 25-minute musical performances will happen nightly through the holiday sea-son for free. The tree will be illuminated between shows, which will be at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. every night. Mizner Park is at 327 Plaza Real in Boca Raton. Call 362-0606 or visit www.miznerpark.com. Q Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes Â— The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rock-ettes will be at the Kravis Center this holiday season. The first show kicks off on Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. followed by shows on Nov. 30 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Dec. 7 at 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and start at $35. They can be purchased at www.kravis.org/rockettes or by calling 832-7469. The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Q Cool Yule Christmas Tree Contest Â— Mainstreet at Midtown is holding a tree decorating contest from Dec. 1-Dec. 15. Eleven non-profit groups will join the Lighthouse ArtCentrt in being given a tree to decorate. The ÂCoolest YuleÂŽ will get $750. The decorating will begin on Dec. 1 and the winner will be announced on Dec. 15 during the Light Up The Night event hosted by Palm Beach Community Church. All the trees will be on display in Midtown during the event. The public is invited to vote for their favorite tree by filling out ballots found at Oceana Coffee in the Borland Center for Per-forming Arts lobby, and other Midtown outlets, and placing them in the ballot box at their favorite tree. Call 282-4623 or visit www.midtownpga.com. Mainstreet at Midtown is at 4801 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Q Ballet Palm Beach presents The Nutcracker Â„ Ballet Palm Beach is presenting its 15th Annual performance of The Nutcracker on Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College. Tickets start at $15. Call 207-5900 or visit balletpalm-beach.org. The Eissey Campus Theatre is at 11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Q Snow Day at CityPlace Â— CityPlace is offering a chance to experience a true Snow Day on Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be mounds of real snow for kids to play in, build a snowman or toss a snowball. There will be winter photo opportunities, snowball targets, family entertainment and Santa will be close by in MacyÂs. CityPlace is at 700 S. Rose-mary Ave., West Palm Beach. Call 366-1000 or visit cityplace.com. Q Special Holiday Lecture at Flagler Museum Â— Ronald D. Lankford Jr. will discuss the evolution of some of the most recognizable Christmas Carols and their links to cultural traditions that shaped the way Americans celebrate Christmas today in his lecture ÂSleigh Rides, Jingle Bells, and Silent Nights: A Cultural His-tory of American Christmas Songs.ÂŽ This special holiday lecture will be on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. The lecture is free for Flagler Museum members at the sustaining level and above. It will cost $10 for individual, family and life members and $28 for non-members, which includes museum admission and tree lighting festivities. The Flagler Museum is at 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Call 655-2833 or visit www.flaglermuseum.us. Q Flagler Museum Christmas Tree Lighting Â— The Flagler Museum will light its 16-foot-tall Grand Hall Christmas Tree on Dec. 1 from 3-5 p.m. The tree lighting festivities include holiday music played on WhitehallÂs original 1,249-pipe Odell organ and the 1902 Steinway art-case grand piano. This annual performance is the only opportunity visitors have to hear both of the WhitehallÂs instruments. Spe-cial choir performances, refreshments HOLIDAY EVENTS COURTESY PHOTOThe Flagler Museum will hold its annual Christmas Tree lighting on Dec. 1.COURTESY PHOTOMichael McDonald will perform Â“This Christ-mas, An Evening of Holiday and HitsÂ” on Dec. 13 at the Kravis Center.
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOV. 28-DEC. 3, 2013 B11 classicalsouthÂ”orida.org Classical Music.ItÂs In Our Nature. Just like all of us, classical music lives and breathes. Make it part of your lifestyle. Tune to Classical South Florida on the radio or online. ItÂs in your nature. HOLIDAY EVENTS and a visit from Santa Claus complete the afternoonÂs activities. The event is free with museum admission. The Fla-gler Museum is at 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Call 655-2833 or visit www.flagl-ermuseum.us. Q Community Hanukkah Candle Lighting Â— The entire community will come together as one as Downtown at the Gar-dens will hold a ceremony to light the menorah for the fifth night of Hanukkah on Dec. 1, 4-6 p.m. The candle lighting will feature music and entertainment for all ages. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 689-7700. Downtown at the Gardens is at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. Q Kick like a Radio City Rockette Â— Learn how to kick with a Rockette danc-er at CityPlace on Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. There will be a chance to win tickets to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, star-ring the Rockettes, at the Kravis Center. Call 366-1000 or visit cityplace.com. Q Benjamin School Winter Music Festival Â— The Benjamin SchoolÂs Winter Music Festival is a holiday music concert that will feature Upper, Middle and Lower school chorus, bands and strings and chamber music. The performance will take place on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Eissey Campus Theatre. Tickets are $5. Call 472-3476 or visit www.thebenjamin-school.org. The Eissey Campus Theatre is at 1105 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Q Gyorgy Lakatos presents Holiday with Gyorgy Â— Gyorgy Lakatos returns to the Eissey Campus Theatre with an evening of Christmas and Hanukkah music fea-turing special guest artist, Harold Cobo on Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets $20 dona-tion to the Jewish Arts Camp for Kids. Tickets are buy one, get one free. Call 954-461-7577. The Eissey Campus The-atre is at 1105 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Q Women of Note Chorus Holiday Harmonies Â— Women of Note Chorus presents Holiday Harmonies: To Kids from 1 to 92 at the Eissey Campus Theatre on Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. Join the Women of Note for a program of holiday favorites the whole family can enjoy. This award-winning a cappella chorus and their guests, Young Singers of the Palm Beaches and featured quartet, Overdrive, will present a pro-gram of classic melodies that will get the entire family in the festive spirit. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for children 18 and under. Call 207-5900 or visit wom-enofnote.com. The Eissey Campus The-atre is at 1105 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. Q North Pole at Legacy Place Â— Join Legacy Place as it transforms into a Win-ter Wonderland with the opening of the North Pole. There will be a petting zoo, holiday miniature pony encounter, train rides, snowfall every 30 minutes and a meet-and-greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The event will take place on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 from 12-3 p.m. The event is free to the public. Call 285-2910 or visit www.shoplegacyplace.com. Legacy Place is at 11290 Legacy Ave. Palm Beach Gardens. Q 28thAnnual Hobe Sound Chamber Christmas Parade Â— The 28 Annual Hobe Sound Chamber Christmas Parade will take place on Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. The route is along Dixie Highway and Bridge Road. It will feature floats and decorated vehi-cles created by local businesses, schools and organizations. Musical selections from several local schools will be heard. Appearances will include several state and local officials along with many kidsÂ favorites like Ronald McDonald and the Nesquick Bunny. The Hobe Sound Christmas Parade is proudly sponsored by Treasure Coast Irrigation and Rood Landscape and is free to the public. Sup-porting Sponsors include Bridge Boat and RV Storage and the Hobe Sound Soccer Club. In addition, there will be a Holiday Arts and Crafts Stroll from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call The Hobe Sound Chamber at 772-546-4724. Q Holiday Pup Crawl Â— Come out to Palm Beach CountyÂs larget pet holiday event with more than 40 pet related ven-dors at the Second Annual Holiday Pup Crawl at the Centre Court of Downtown at the Gardens on Dec. 8, 12-4 p.m. There will be holiday music, a pet fashion show at 2 p.m., and mascot appearances for kids. Bring any type of per food for the pet food drive to help the areaÂs largest pet food bank Kibblez of Love. Kibblez of Love will be on site with pets available for adoption along with collecting pet food, seeking volunteers and financial support. For more information on Kib-blez of L ove, visit their website www. kibblezoflove.org. For more information on the Holiday Pup Crawl, visit www.holidaypupcrawl.com. Downtown at the Gardens is at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. Q Winter Family Fun Fest Â— A free Family Fun Fest at CityPlace will be held on Dec. 8 from 1-4 p.m. There will be oppor-tunities to decorate cookies for Santa, sip on hot chocolate, make snowflakes, listen to carolers, donate to Toys for Tots and get a photo with Santa. There will also be live cultural and holiday performances, arts and crafts, face painting, a bounce house and games. Call 366-1000 or visit cityplace.com. Q NortonÂ’s annual Holiday Family Festival Â— The Norton Museum of ArtÂs annual entertainment-filled Holiday Family Fes-tival offering families a joyous way to kick off the winter season will take place on Dec. 8 at the Norton Museum. Chil-drenÂs art activities and gallery treasure hunts will take place from 1-5 p.m.; St. EdwardÂs ChildrenÂs Choir will perform from 1-1:30 p.m.; House of Flying Cars Magicians will perform 1:15-2:15 p.m.; Family Tours will take place from 1:30-2 p.m.; Face Art by Daisy will be offered from 1:30-4:30 p.m.; Pianist Kelly Walsh will perform from 1:30-5 p.m.; Palm Beach Atlantic University Dance Ensemble will perform 1:45-2:15 p.m.; Storyteller Monica Ladd will read from 2-2:30 p.m.; Adult Tours will take place from 2-3 p.m.; Dave Gibble Brass Quintet will perform from 2:15-3:15 p.m.; Santa Claus will make an appearance from 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Family Tours will take place from 3-3:30 p.m.; Maltz Jupiter Theatre Youth Touring Company will perform from 3:15-4 p.m. and Women of Note will perform 4-4:30 p.m. The schedule is subject to change. For more information, visit norton.org. The Norton Museum of Art is at 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Q Michael McDonald: Â“This Christmas, An Evening of Holiday and HitsÂ” Â— Michael McDonald will perform for the holidays at Dreyfoos Hall at the Kravis Center on Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased at 832-7469, 1-800-572-8471 or kravis.org. The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Â„ Compiled by Nina Cusmano
B12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Over a quarter-million holiday lights all synchronized to music create the most festive holiday tradition in all of South Florida. Join us nightly as DOWNTOWN LIGHTS THE NIGHT and celebrates the holidays! PALM BEACH Mandel JCC Grand Opening Gala, at the Mandel JCC, Â“LikeÂ” us on Facebook.com /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think w Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of eTracie Krieger and Gary Krieger Rachel Wasch, Michelle Wasch Loborits and Adam Wasch Alys Daniels and Steven Daniels David Fischer, Tubby Stayman, Bea Bloch and Alan Sagner Marilyn Comiter, Gwen Boykin and V Muriel Strosberg and Roni Schneider Yaron Kapitulnik and Sasha KleinCraig Storch and Danielle Storch John Couris and Robert P
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B13 Decembe r 1st, 46pm Centre Court EACH SOCIETY t the Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. os. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.Marilyn Comiter, Gwen Boykin and Vivian Lemelman Maxine Marks and Donald EphraimMichelle Jacobson and Emilia JacobsonNancy Sims and Mark Sims John Couris and Robert PermurosoPaula Newmark and Joel Yudenfreund Beryl Schneider and Robert SchneiderRay Golden and Linda GoldenNINA CUSMANO/FLORIDA WEEKLY
B14 WEEK OF NOV. 28-DEC. 3, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY AN ARTISTÂS LIFEThis week, Palm Beach Gardens artist Debbie Lee Mostel talks about her work. Ms. Mostel has made a name for herself by creating sculptures from found objects. She recently won ÂBest in ShowÂŽ at the Lighthouse ArtCenterÂs DÂArt for Art and has four pieces in the ArtCenterÂs ÂSpotlight on New TalentÂŽ show. ÂThat is gonna be some spectacular show,ÂŽ Ms. Mostel says of the exhibition, curated by artist Bruce Helander. For more information on her work, visit debbieleemostel.com.What inspires you to work on your art? Usually something that IÂve read in Science Times, Smithsonian Magazine, watched on the Science or Discovery channels. Thoughts on the state of affairs of our ecology, global warming, changing tides Â„ there is a lot of mental material to go through. Is there anything special you do to spark that inspiration? I collect objects as part of my visual vocabulary. Garage sales always work for me, and then eBay fills in the gaps. When do you typically work? I generally have at least five pieces going at a time and am lucky enough to have a good-size studio in my home, so 5 a.m. in my PJs is not uncommon. Paint on my PJs is not uncommon either! When do you know itÂs time to put the work away? I canÂt tell you how many times IÂve said, ÂFinished!ÂŽ then called my photog-rapher and paid for his services only to look at the piece a month or year later and screamed, ÂYikes! ItÂs not done.ÂŽ Ten hours later, I call the photographer again. As for shelving a piece, I do that when IÂve bitten off more than I have the time or knowledge of how to finish it. The piece is complete in my head but IÂve got to figure out how to pull it off. That happens more with the sculptures. Q In this series of occasional stories, visual and performing artists discuss their work habits COURTESY PHOTO Debbie Lee Mostel won Â“Best in ShowÂ” at Lighthouse ArtCenterÂ’s DÂ’Art for Art. SHOW SPONSORS:AND S H O W S P O N SO R S: AND Annie Annie DECEMBER 3 22 1001 EAST INDIANTOWN ROAD JUPITER FL 33477 FOR TICKETS: (561) 575-2223 FOR GROUP SALES: (561) 972-6117 www. J upitertheatre.org TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF NOV. 28-DEC. 3, 2013 B15 Tree Lighting Festival Wednesday, December 4 6-8pm 4404 Burns Rd., Palm Beach Gardens, 33410 30th Anniversary Gardens Holiday Bazaar Friday, December 6, 11am-7pm Saturday, December 7, 9 am-4pm 4404 Burns Rd., Palm Beach Gardens, 33410 Breakfast with Santa Saturday, December 14, 9-10:30am 3-12 yrs old R/NR Fee: $10/$13 13 yrs & up R/NR Fee: $12/$15 Pre-registration required No walk-ins DoubleTree Hotel 4431 PGA Blvd ., Palm Beach Gardens, 33410 WinterFest at The Gardens GreenMarket Sunday, December 22, 9am-1pm 10500 N. Military Trl., Pa lm Beach Gardens, 33410 4404 Burns Road Palm Beach Gardens 561-630-1100 www.pbgfl.com Win a $1,000 holiday shopping spree at The Gardens Mall from Florida Weekly Enter at www.facebook.com/Â”oridaweeklypalmbeach and click on the purple package!When it comes to the holidays, we think itÂs always more fun to give than receive. As a special gift to our wonderful readers, Florida Weekly is giving one lucky winner the ultimate, red carpet-inspired shopping giveaway: a $1,000 gift certiÂ“cate to The Gardens Mall. From bling rings to chic kicks, Florida Weekly and The Gardens Mall will keep you looking fabulous! One entry per person. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Contest ends at 4 p.m. on December 6, 2013The Department of Music in Florida Atlantic UniversityÂs Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will present two Madrigal Dinners on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. and Sun-day, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at St. GregoryÂs Episcopal Church, 100 NE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton. This annual FAU event is a Renaissance evening full of pageantry and entertainment, including a court jester, wandering minstrels and other charac-ters, as well as delicious succulent food and extraordinary music. The dinner is modeled after the feasts of the Renaissance when lords and ladies of large manors would prepare huge holiday celebrations. Following a cocktail hour, guests will be invited into the dining room and seated at their tables. The king and queen will then enter the room leading a procession of their noble guests, which will include FAUÂs Mad-rigal Singers, costumed true to the period. A full-course meal will be served with instrumental fanfares announcing meal courses and events. Following dinner, a concert of season-al and madrigal music will entertain guests. Guests are invited to dress in period costumes. Tickets for either evening are $100 and include a $65 tax-deductible dona-tion to the Department of Music. Spon-sored tables of eight are available for $1,000 (a $720 tax-deductible gift). Res-ervations for the dinner can be made by calling 297-2337 or visiting fauf.fau.edu/madrigal. Q FAU Department of Music plans pair of annual Madrigal Dinners SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________COURTESY PHOTOThe FAU Madrigal Singers will be dressed in full Renaissance costume for two Madrigal Dinners.
B16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Put your custom made orders in early. Huge Selection of Faux Custom Florals, Trees and Home AccessoriesOur Goal is to exceed your expectations.... 561-691-5884 CRYSTAL TREE PLAZA1/2 mile south of PGA Blvd on US Hwy 1 64)XZt/PSUI1BMN#FBDI 0QFO.POo4BUoQNt4VOoQN Christmas Wreaths are on display. FLORIDA WRITERSA troubled bridge over shallow waters Q ÂSkyway: The True Story of Tampa BayÂs Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down,ÂŽ by Bill DeYoung. University Press of Florida. 208 pages. $24.95.A skillful combination of local history and biography, Bill DeYoungÂs book reveals the sharp eye and patient research of a seasoned Florida journalist. His study makes us think about the societal role of iconographic struc-tures, their majesty and their destiny. Mr. DeYoungÂs portrait of the inter-play between natural forces and human limitation reminds me of ShelleyÂs great sonnet, ÂOzymandias,ÂŽ with its timeless concern about human vanity and human vulnerability: I met a traveller from an antique landWho said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stoneStand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,Tell that its sculptor well those passions readWhich yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:And on the pedestal these words appear:ÂMy name is Ozymandias, king of kings:Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!ÂŽNothing beside remains. Round the decayOf that colossal wreck, boundless and bareThe lone and level sands stretch far away.The history that Mr. DeYoung assembles is marked by four important moments. First, the opening of the original, majes-tic span of the bridge in 1954. Next, the delayed opening of its twin span in 19 71. Then, most notably, the freighter Summit VentureÂs collision with and destruction of the newer bridge on May 9, 1980. Finally, the replacement of the twin bridges in 1989 with an even more astonishing structure. The author places the planning and execution of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in the context of the Tampa Bay regionÂs population and economic growth. He dis-cusses, perhaps too briefly, the tragedy five months earlier when a U.S. Coast Guard vessel and a passenger ship collided near the bridge, underscoring the difficulty of navigating the deep, manmade shipping channels of otherwise shallow Tampa Bay. In his moment-by-moment narration of the 1980 disaster, Mr. DeYoung creates the intensity we are used to finding in mystery thrillers. He takes us, as much as possible, into the thoughts and emotions of the principal players as the unfolding calamity is perceived too late in the fury of a sudden, blinding rainstorm. The principal character, who receives a full-dress biography, is harbor pilot John Lerro. His education and training, his experi-ence, his reputation among his peers and his domes-tic life are given detailed attention. It was Mr. Lerro who had the responsibility of boarding the inbound Summit Venture and guid-ing it under the Sunshine Skyway to its port destination. Mr. Lerro failed. But could anyone have succeeded given the combination of circumstances that Mr. DeYoung so effec-tively presents? Depending in large part on interviews with Mr. LerroÂs lawyer, Steve Yerrid, the author maps out the investigations by civil authorities and the Coast Guard. He builds the tension once again in his handling of transcripts and remembrances. A strong case was built against Mr. Lerro, although he was eventually exonerated. Mr. Lerro, who died in 2002 at the age of 59 from multiple sclerosis, was always haunted by a sense of guilt. Thirty-five people perished in this catastrophe. Mr. DeYoung details the ways in which Mr. Lerro strove to build a life of helping oth-ers as a kind of atonement for this guilt. The author provides brief, memorial profiles of those who were crossing the bridge when tragedy struck, putting us into their final moments. He also does an excellent job of representing the chaos in the immediate aftermath of the bridgeÂs failure. With a handy index and extensive notes on his sources, Mr. DeYoung, opens the door for other writers to look further into the facts and meaning of this monumental accident. Do we yearn, collectively and through our govern-ment leaders, to immortalize our greatness Â„ like emperor Ozyman-dias Â„ with colossal monuments on the sands or over the waters? What will time tell us about our vanity? A native of Pinellas County, Mr. DeYoung spent 26 years as a feature writ-er and editor with Florida newspapers. Since 2008, he has been an arts and enter-tainment writer/editor based in Savan-nah, Ga. Q Â„ Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. phil JASONpkjason@comcast.net ons h e e d n r s t n g profiles of h o w th th D an Bill DeYoung
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B17 PALM BEACH SOCIETY SantaÂ’s arrival dance party at The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach GardensÂLikeÂŽ us on Facebook.com / FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly. com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com.NINA CUSMANO / FLORIDA WEEKLY Hanieh Garmrouci, Diba Garmrouci and Mortez Behboudi Jenny Andrade, Leidy Zuluaga and Cindy Vargas Elizabeth Katz, Francesca Katz and Michele Hall Michael Sicignano and Anthony Sicignano Nathan Ritchie, Laura Ritchie and Katrina Ritchie Candy Lobeck, Trenton Lobeck, Leah Lobeck and Eric Lobeck Myran Gardner and Brent Gardner Patricia Guzman and Jesury Hernandez Lisa Scalf, Nicholas Clyde Fitzgerald and Emily Mosher Steve Tuller and Sandra Tuller
B18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYPALM BEACH SOCIETY Saint-Saens: Carnival of the Animals, a childrenÂ’s concert by the Palm Beach Symphony at the Eissey TheaterÂLikeÂŽ us on Facebook.com /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com.NINA CUSMANO / FLORIDA WEEKLY Candace Buddemeier and Dana Buddemeier Cathryn Murray and Donna Murray Kimberly Smith, Katherine Smith and Douglas Smith Nicholas Depascale and Roman Navarro Jerry Opdenaker and Monica Hidalgo Dale McNulty and Marietta McNulty Nicole Haag and Corey HeinsKahlil Dukes and Tabitha Bartley Paul Goldner, Sandra Goldner and David McClymont David McClymont and Sharlise McClymont Zoie Weinberger, Riley Weinberger, David Schafer and Megan Weinberger
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B19PALM BEACH SOCIETY Lighthouse ArtCenter 7th Annual DÂ’Art for Art, at Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta ÂLikeÂŽ us on Facebook.com /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com.COURTESY PHOTOS Stacey Brandt, Ryan Brandt, John Couris, Dianne Couris, Millie Cutrer, Peter Gloggner, Emmanuel Isidro and Terri WentzSandy Pino, Kat Fox, Norman Gitzen and Kathi KretzerHeather Danneker, Cara McKinley and Michael Danneker Elena Johnson Susan Namm Spencer Fred Brown and Mary Jo BrownLaurie Brower and Bill Brower Mary Lynne Putney, Janine Mayville and William Mayville Sam Plummer, Susan Bardin, Lucy Keshavarz, Brian Idle, Julie Idle, Nancy Atwater, Susan Ricci, Richard Ricci and Maziar KeshavarzFarley Rentschler, Judah Clark, Ivi Kimmel, Scott Simmons, Helve Massakas, Lisa Keeney, Sarah Rahilly and Ruth Petzold. Malka Jacobson and Cathy Helow ic c z z z z Carolyn Austin, Joanne Berkow and Steve Tendrich Gerri Aurre
B20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY PALM BEACH SOCIETY Easter Seals FloridaÂs ÂGet Down to Business LunchÂŽ kickoff party at Del FriscoÂs Grille ÂLikeÂŽ us on Facebook.com /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com.Beth Walton and Adam Werner Cari Rentas and Ida Abedon Christina DÂElousa and Monte Lambert Jamie Walton and Marlo Massey Jennifer Gottlieb and Adam GottliebNeil Merin and Shuly Oletzky Justin Hoysradt and Jennifer HamptonTami Augen and Rick Rhodes Liz Griffin and Ed Lunsford Todd Hutchinson and Ed Lunsford Tammy OÂRourke and Ally Moss James Meany, Keith Spina and Judge Moss Christina DÂElousa and Adam WernerCOURTESY PHOTOS
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B21Kravis Center honors Jane M. MitchellÂ’s election as chair of the board of directors, at Club ColetteÂLikeÂŽ us on Facebook.com/FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com.COURTESY PHOTOSJeff Bland and Jane MitchellLaurie Silvers and Mitch RubensteinAlex Dreyfoos and Renate DreyfoosStephen Brown and Jamie Stern Stuart Frankel and Sharyn Frankel Barbara Golden and Jerry GoldenDenise Meyer and Bill Meyer Jim Harpel and Judy HarpelJulie Khoury and Amin Khoury Gary Lickle and Jeff Stoops PALM BEACH SOCIETY
B22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYPALM BEACH SOCIETY Annie Falk hosts the Go Red for Women Palm Beach FounderÂ’s CircleÂLikeÂŽ us on Facebook.com /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com.COURTESY IMAGESKathryn C. Vecellio and Monika Preston Sharon OÂ’Neil, Melissa Sullivan and Julie RudolphWendy Bazilian and Annie Falk Judi Richards and Janet Levy Robyn Joseph and Susan Malloy Palm Beach Photographic Centre hosts reception honoring Kadir Lpez from CubaJoan Goldberg, Fatima NeJame and Bill Pannill Talbott Maxey, Wyatt Koch and Jim Pappas Don Novell, Mayor Jeri Muoio and Nancy Hart Tommy Morrison and Pepito Fanjul Kadir Lopez and Jeri Muoio COURTESY IMAGES
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 3, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B23The Dish: Cobb salad The Place: SaraÂs Kitchen, 2000 PGA Blvd., Building A, Suite, No. 3140, Palm Beach Gardens; 540-2822 or saraskitchenpalmbeachgardens.com The Price: $7.99 for a small, $10.49 for a large The Details: Order a Cobb salad from SaraÂs Kitchen and you will not leave hungry. Even a small order is ample, what with this tasty combination of mixed greens, sliced turkey, blue cheese, hard-cooked egg, tomato and cucumber topped with avocado and bacon. The greens and the bacon were crisp and the avocado fresh, perfect for a midday refueling. Q Â„ Scott Simmons FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE ÂI wanted to create a vintage diner with vintage memorabilia,ÂŽ says Richard Kline, the owner and operator of City Diner in West Palm Beach. ÂI created an atmosphere where when people walk in, they immediately have a flash back to the original diner days.ÂŽ Mr. Kline, originally from Lancaster County in Penn sylv ania, says that he started to learn about food, flavors and preparation when he was 8 years old with his grandfather. He says that hunt-ing was not only their favorite pastime, but it essentially taught him the basics of cooking. ÂI strongly believe that we are all here for a reason,ÂŽ says Mr. Kline. ÂAt 8 years old, I thought that I was just hunting with my grandfather; I had no idea that I was really being prepped for what would be my passion and chosen career path.ÂŽ However, hunting wasnÂt the only way in which Mr. Kline gained experience in the culinary world. In fact, Mr. Kline says that his mother, Jo Larkie, opened a restaurant when he was 13. Mr. Kline was hooked after being exposed to the restaurant world, cleaning dishes and watching the chef create masterpieces. In 1982, Mr. Kline and his mother moved to Palm Beach, where they opened a fine dining restaurant, JoÂs. The location of JoÂs had been a French creperie, and Mr. Kline says that he soon became educated in French cui-sine after working closely with the pre-vious owner. ÂI was so fortunate to learn about French cuisine at such an early age; it really opened up so many opportunities that so many chefs dream of,ÂŽ he says. ÂI went to New York City when JoÂs was closed for the off-season and was able to work with Jean-Jaques Rachou, the chef-proprietaire of La Cote Basque.ÂŽ After years of being the head chef for JoÂs, Mr. Kline says that he and his mother closed the restaurant, and when one chapter ended, another chapter began. ÂI worked at various places after we closed, but I soon became the chef at the Boca resort for many years,ÂŽ he said. ÂI knew that my mother wouldnÂt stay in retirement for long and we would have another opportunity to open a restaurant.ÂŽ His mom still frequently comes in to serve as hostess and run the cash reg-ister. Mr. Kline says that City Diner was going to be different than what they had done before. He wanted to create a place to enjoy comfort food whether youÂre craving a root beer float, meat-loaf or homemade soup. ÂWe found this place on Antique Row,ÂŽ he says of the West Palm Beach shopping district where the restau-rant is a hub with the breakfast, lunch and dinner crowd. ÂThere is no better place to create a vintage diner than on Antique Row.ÂŽ Their Palm Beach clientele followed. Actor George Hamilton has been spot-ted at the counter; Jerry Seinfeld and Steven Tyler also stopped by the diner for lunch and dinner. ItÂs easy to see why.With songs such as ÂShake, Rattle, and RollÂŽ playing faintly in the back-ground, you canÂt help but to tap your foot while watching the 1940Âs TV, admiring the antiques on the walls, and dining on classic American fare. ÂI love being a chef,ÂŽ says Mr. Kline. ÂI know that I am doing my job correctly when I not only have happy customers, but when I have returning customers.ÂŽ Name: Richard Kline Age: 50 Original hometown: Lancaster County, Pa. Restaurant: City Diner, 3400 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. 659-6776. Mission: ÂMy mission here is to continue upgrading the consistency and quality of our food,ÂŽ he says. ÂYou canÂt ever think youÂre the best, because then there is no room for growth. Our goal is to make fresh and homemade food that will always keep our customers smil-ing.ÂŽ Cuisine: All American cuisine What is your footwear of choice in the kitchen? ÂI wear Sanita clogs,ÂŽ he says. ÂI switched to these shoes a couple of years ago so that I can feel good while working. Not only are they non-skid for the kitchen, but they have arch support, too!ÂŽ What is your guilty culinary pleasure? ÂI normally try to eat pretty healthy, but if IÂm going to treat myself, then there is nothing that I love more than homemade pistachio ice cream.ÂŽ What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a chef and restaurateur? ÂIf youÂre looking to become a famous chef, like the next Emeril, then this business isnÂt for you,ÂŽ he says. ÂYou need to be in this busi-ness because you absolutely love it, not for the possibility of fame. If you have a passion for it, then this business can be extremely rewarding.ÂŽ Q In the kitchen with...RICHARD KLINE, Chef/Owner, City Diner BY LOREN GUTENTAGlgutentag@floridaweekly.comTHE DISH Highlights from local menus SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY LOREN GUTENTAG/FLORIDA WEEKLY Richard Kline has filled City Diner with such vintage Americana as old jukeboxes, Coca-Cola dispensers and signs. His menu also looks to another era, with shakes and more. Nobody knows the truffles weÂve seen. And nobody in the area is likely to do truffles as fancily as the White Truffle dinner and silent auction Dec. 8 at Trevini Ristorante in Palm Beach. The dinner will be a kick-off to the Jan. 30 Palm Beach Wine Auc-tion, which will benefit education programs at the Kravis Center,. Tartufi dÂalba (white truffles) are rare and highly prized delicacies that add an aromatic twist to special dishes. Trevini restaurant owner and chef Gianni Minervini is making his encore performance for the second annual event with a one-of-a-kind menu that will offer even the most knowledgeable gourmet the ultimate truffle experience. As an homage to the truffleÂs Piedmont heritage, the evening will include dishes such as poached quail egg with truffle shavings, beef ten-derloin carpaccio alongside a truffle burrata and truffle honey with the eveningÂs truffle-infused cheese course. Seating for the White Truffle Dinner is limited and reservations are required. Black and white cocktail attire is requested at the $300 per plate affair. The January auction event will feature a five-course dinner paired with specially selected wines from all over the world. Diners will be able to bid on wines presented dur-ing the evening, as well as some of the worldÂs most renowned and highly-rated wines and wine experi-ences. For sponsorship and ticket information, visit www.PalmBeach-WineAuction.org or call 651-4320. Q White Truffles help kick off wine auctionSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
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