www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 Vol. IV, No. 10 Â FREE INSIDE OPINION A4PETS A6HEALTHY LIVING A16 BUSINESS A21 NETWORKING A24-27REAL ESTATE A30ARTS B1SANDY DAYS B2 EVENTS B5-7PUZZLES B8SOCIETY B12-13,21-22DINING B23 NetworkingSee who was out and about in Palm Beach. A24-A27 X Chris at ChristmasChris Isaak will sing in a show at the Kravis Center. B1 XMoney & InvestingWho are the uber-rich and how do they live? A20 X PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 AntiquesQuackery keepsakes are popular with collectors. A35 X Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store.ITÂS TRUE THAT ST. MARKÂS IS AN EPISCOPAL church and school in Palm Beach Gardens that celebrated its 50th anniversary in the community last December. But it aims to be more than that. It sees itself as a gather-ing place for all in the community and itÂs currently extending its footprint by build-ing the Staluppi Center, a multi-purpose parish hall that will include space for a coffee shop, bookstore and science and art classrooms. St. MarkÂ’s Episcopal church extending reach with divine growthBuildingfaithBY ANNE CHECKOSKYSpecial to Florida Weekly COURTESY PHOTOSAbove: Rev. Jim Cook at groundbreaking event this Sep-tember. Right: Rev. Jim Cook with John and Jeanette Sta-luppi, grandchildren and John and Shannon Favole.in Â“They took some risk in pretty dark times. ItÂ’s inspiring to be part of a community willing to do that in a culture of Â‘no.Â’ God will provide if we participate.Â” Â— Rev. Jim Cook St. MarkÂ’s Episcopal churchSEE BUILDING, A28 X SEE REEFER, A8 XBY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@Â” oridaweekly.com John MorganÂs cherubic face and Southern drawl in commercials adver-tising his law firm and its motto, ÂFor the People,ÂŽ are fixtures of life in Flori-da. This fall, he made an addition to his catch phrase in a push to make it legal for the stateÂs doctors to recommend marijuana to their patients as medicine, whether smoked or taken some other way. ÂLetÂs do this for the people Â„ the really sick people,ÂŽ he says in conclusion, ending a minute-long spot aired on tele-vision and radio. ÂGod bless you all.ÂŽ Supporters say legalizing the drug as a medicine is the compassionate choice since so many people who use it attest to the benefits. They point to polling numbers that have in recent years shown rising support for making marijuana medicine, and to a lesser extent, a recre-ational drug. Critics contend the medical Attorney John Morgan Â— for the reefer VOTEYES NO BALLOT John Morgan is pushing to legalize medical marijuana.
A2 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY 901 45th S treet, W est P a lm B ea ch Learn more at Palm B each C hildrens .com ChildrenÂ’s Medical CareIs Soaring to New Heights. cardiology & cardiac surgery neurosurgeryemergency trauma care oncology neonatal intensive carelimb reconstruction & lengthening Helping a five year old overcome a battle with cancer. Reconstructing a childÂ’s misshapen leg. Performing heart surgery on a patient who is only 12 hours old. Palm Beach ChildrenÂ’s Hospital has elevated the quality of childrenÂ’s medical care in South Flori da. Our goal: to provide advanced care that is less invasive, requires less recovery time and alleviates the need for families to travel. Palm Beach Ch ildrenÂ’s Hospital helps ensure that children have access to the care they need close to home. More than 170 doctors representing 30 specialties. For your freeKITE, call 5 6 1-84 1-KID S Scan with your smartphoneÂs Q R code reade r COMMENTARYFood you can bank onThe run-up to the holiday season began weeks ago. As the end of the year approaches, we count our bless-ings and give more generously to the less fortunate. It is an especially appropriate time to remember the economic fall-out from the housing collapse still deep-ly affects many Palm Beach County families. Florida has the highest fore-closure rate in the country, despite the reported housing recovery; and the benefits of economic rebound accrued almost exclusively to the top 1 percent. The economic results are seriously lopsided. The conspicuous consump-tion and luxury living characterizing the countyÂs wealthy Zip Codes are in stark contrast to the food insecu-rity suffered by an estimated 180,000 families here who do not know where their next meal is coming from. More than 12 percent of Palm Beach County families live below the federal poverty level ($21,200 for a family of four); and one in three households with annual incomes of $35,000 or less run out of food before a check comes in to buy more. This is one reason charity needs to begin at home. More than 120 organizations in the county are on the frontlines of fight-ing hunger, providing poor families with food they can bank on. It is a good thing. Little empathy is evident among policymakers in Washington or Tallahassee toward the unemployed, poor, and low-income families. Unless Congress acts, federal jobless benefits expire at year-end. Cuts in food stamps last month affect about 48 million recipients nationwide. The per-person/per-meal benefit averages less than $1.40. Two-thirds of those receiving benefits are children, the disabled, and the elderly. Additional cuts to the program are in negotia-tion in Congress over renewal of the Farm Bill. Republicans want another $40 billion in reduction of food stamp assistance over the next 10 years; Democrats counter with a more mod-est $4 billion cut. The fedÂs data documents 90 percent of food stamp benefits go to families living below the poverty line. Even so, Âto do no harmÂŽ makes no actionable impression among state and federal policy makers. Families and individuals who suffer from food insecurity depend heav-ily on a combination of food stamps, community pantries and feeding pro-grams to fill the gap. Here, the Palm Beach County Food Bank estimates it will take 35 million pounds of food annually to feed the hungry. (Best guess now is we are at about 15 million pounds.) Many nonprofits and faith-based programs work together to help accomplish this goal. For example, C.R.O.S. MinistriesÂ Community Food Pantry established the Caring Kitchen, a hot meal pro-gram, in Delray Beach on Eighth Avenue. The Food Bank in Lantana works closely with the Village Bap-tist Church in West Palm Beach and C.R.O.S. Ministries in Lake Worth. Together, they and more than 100 agencies increase the amount of food available and distribute food to agen-cies from Boca Raton to Tequesta and west to Belle Glade and Pahokee. So what effects have the most recent cuts to food stamps had on the families served by our communitiesÂ hunger programs? C.R.O.S. Ministries replies with the following stories: ÂClara is a senior citizen who is living off of Social Security. She has a disabled daughter whom she tries her very best to help and care for. Clara has gotten her food stamps cut com-pletely after this last round of cuts. She previously was receiving only $16 a month in benefits, which might not seem like a lot of help, but it makes a world of difference to her. ÂSarah comes to both the Caring Kitchen and the Community Food Pantry. Both she and her husband are disabled and after the cuts to food stamps, they are lucky to get one meal a day. They do not have the money to buy food and, due to their disabili-ties, cannot transport themselves very often to places like the Caring Kitchen and the Community Food Pantry.ÂŽ You can support charities working to end hunger in Palm Beach County: donate; organize a food drive; volun-teer your time and talents. Remember there are multiple ways to donate Â„ including memorial gifts to honor a loved one, gifts of real estate or per-sonal property, and appreciated secu-rities. You can have fun. Attend The Palm Beach Wine & Food Festival, December 13-17. The festival is work-ing with the Food Bank to rescue food from the events and supports other feeding programs, too. Every dollar donated to fight food insecurity helps to provide nutritious meals to men, women and children facing hunger in our community. It is hard to imagine a gift that more genuinely reflects the spirit of giving. Q Â„ Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian and past president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Her professional career spans more than 25 years in the charitable sector, leading major philanthropic institutions in the South and rural Appalachia. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. Email her at llilly15@gmail. com and follow Lilly on Twitter @ llilly15. c i w g a T leslie LILLYllilly15@gmail.com
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A4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYPoverty wages in the land of plentyThe holiday season is upon us. Sadly, the big retailers are Scrooges when it comes to paying their staffs. Undergird-ing the sale prices is an army of workers earning the minimum wage or a frac-tion above it, living check to check on their meager pay and benefits. The dark secret that the retail giants like Walmart donÂt want you to know is that many of these workers subsist below the pov-erty line, and rely on programs like food stamps and Medicaid just to get by. This holiday season, though, low-wage work-ers from Walmart to fast-food restau-rants are standing up and fighting back. ÂWalmart was put in an uncomfortable spotlight on what should be the happiest day of the year for the retailer,ÂŽ Josh Eidelson told me, reporting on the coordinated Black Friday protests. ÂThese were the largest protests weÂve seen against Walmart... you had 1,500 stores involved; you had over a hundred people arrested.ÂŽ Walmart is the worldÂs largest retailer, with 2.2 million employ-ees, 1.3 million of whom are in the U.S. It reported close to $120 billion in gross profit for 2012. Just six members of the Walton family, whose patriarch, Sam Walton, founded the retail giant, have amassed an estimated combined for-tune of between $115 billion-$144 billion. These six individuals have more wealth than the combined financial assets of the poorest 40 percent of the U.S. popu-lation. Walmart workers have been organizing under the banner of OUR Walmart, a worker initiative supported by the United Food and Commercial Workers union. Workers have taken courageous stands, protesting their employer and engaging in short-term strikes. Walmart has retaliated, firing many who partici-pated. One of those fired was Barbara Collins, who worked for eight years at the Walmart in Placerville, Calif. ÂI was terminated for speaking out,ÂŽ Collins told us on ÂDemocracy Now!ÂŽ On Nov. 18, the National Labor Rela-tions Board ruled that the strikes were protected worker actions. Collins, who was speaking to us from Bentonville, Ark., where she was protesting Walmart at its world headquarters, told us: ÂThe NLRB ruling is just overwhelming. We are really excited that they found that weÂre telling the truth, that they broke the law, and we want to be reinstated.ÂŽ The public-policy think tank Demos issued a report, ÂA Higher Wage is Pos-sible: How Walmart Can Invest in Its Workforce Without Costing Custom-ers a Dime.ÂŽ Demos analyzed a grow-ing demand from the Walmart worker movement for a guaranteed base sal-ary for full-time workers of $25,000 per year. ÂWe found talking to Walmart workers over and over again that their wages give them just enough to meet their basic needs, and at the end of every month, theyÂre making critical trade-off decisions,ÂŽ Catherine Ruetsch-lin, one of the reportÂs co-authors, told us. ÂDetermining whether theyÂre going to get medicine or pay their school fees or put food on the table or keep their electricity on.ÂŽ The report explains that Âif Walmart redirected the $7.6 billion it spends annually on repurchases of its own company stock, these funds could be used to give WalmartÂs low-paid workers a raise of $5.83 an hour,ÂŽ meet-ing the salary goal of the workers. Parallel to the Walmart campaign is a drive for higher wages in the fast-food industry. In more than 100 cities, work-ers are organizing protests and strikes ... and winning. In SeaTac, the Washing-ton state municipality where the Seat-tle-Tacoma Airport is located, voters approved a local minimum wage of $15 an hour. As with Walmart workers, fast-food giants like McDonaldÂs and Yum Brands (which owns KFC and Taco Bell) all feast from the public trough: Their workers, earning poverty wages, depend on public-assistance programs like food stamps and Medicaid, while their enor-mous CEO benefit packages qualify for corporate tax deductions, as reported by the Institute for Policy Studies this week. The current federal minimum wage is $7.25, equivalent to an annual income of $15,080 for a full-time worker. If the minimum wage had kept up with inflation since 1968, it would be $10.74, enough to lift a family of three above the poverty line. If the wage had grown at the same pace as worker productivity (since each worker per hour produces much more now than in decades past), it would be $18.72 per hour. And if the minimum wage had skyrocketed at the same pace as wages for the top 1 percent, it would be $28.34. These fig-ures from the Economic Policy Institute explain why President Barack Obama is pushing for an increase in the minimum wage. Progress on the minimum wage, and on workersÂ rights at Walmart, McDon-aldÂs and the other multinational corpo-rations that depend on public subsidies for their workers, will come not from a stroke of the presidentÂs pen, but from the concerted efforts of workers and their allies, from the streets to the vot-ing booths. 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. OPINIONThe bad faith presidencyAt the end of the day, the root of President Barack ObamaÂs mendacity on Obamacare was simple: He didnÂt dare tell people how the law would work. He couldnÂt tell people how the law would work. Forthrightness was the enemy. It served no useful purpose and could only bring peril, and potentially defeat. It had to be banished. Instead, President Obama made the sale on the basis of dubious blandishments and outright deceptions. If this is the only way to pass your signature initiative Â„ and a decades-long goal of your party Â„ it ought to give you pause. But Obama was a natural at delivering sweeping and sincere-seeming assurances that just werenÂt true. This kind of thing is his metier. If he were awoken at 3 a.m. and told that he had to make the case for nationalizing the banks by denying he was nationalizing the banks, he would do an entirely creditable job of it, even without a teleprompter. The sales-manship for Obamacare represents in microcosm the larger Obama political project, which has always depended on throwing a reassuring skein of moderation on top of left-wing ideo-logical aims. All politicians are prone to shaving the truth and trying to appear more reasonable than they are. Obama has made it an art form. He will never admit his deep bias toward the growth of the federal gov-ernment, or that he doesnÂt care that much if Iran gets the bomb, or that he is liquidating the American leadership role in the Middle East. No, no Â„ he is just trying to make government work, giving diplomacy a chance and pivot-ing to Asia, respectively. In this vein, the things that the president couldnÂt say about Obam-acare keep mounting. The New York Times reported the other day on how the word Âredistribution,ÂŽ which aptly describes the lawÂs intent and effect, is anathema. ÂThese days the word is particularly toxic at the White House,ÂŽ according to the paper. ÂBut the redistribution of wealth has always been a central feature of the law and lies at the heart of the insurance market disruptions driving political attacks this fall.ÂŽ Heaven forbid that the president tell people that. The Times notes that the last time the president mentioned redistribution, it was Â„ of course Â„ to say that he wanted nothing to do with it. In private, the president admits that he has kept his true ideological self carefully under wraps. According to the authors of ÂDouble Down,ÂŽ Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Obama brought up climate change in a politi-cal strategy meeting in 2011 as an example of his undue caution. ÂMaybe I should just come out and say what I really feel,ÂŽ he said. ÂMaybe I should just say what I think about every-thing.ÂŽ As a crazy thought experiment, his aides let him dabble with heartfelt sin-cerity. To the next meeting he brought a list of causes dear to him, all liberal cliches: climate change, immigration reform, poverty, Israeli-Palestinian peace, closing Gitmo and gay mar-riage. Only gay marriage surfaced in the presidential campaign because he couldnÂt bear any longer to hide what he really thought. He knew the danger of too much forthrightness. 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A6 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY *Maserati Ghibli base M S R P $65,6 00; Ghibli S Q4 base M S R P $75,7 00. Not including dealer prep and transp ortation. Actual selling price may vary. Ta xes, title, license and registration fees not included. 201 3 Maserati North America, Inc. All rights reserved. Maserati and the Trident logo are registered trademarks of Maserati S.p.A. Maserati urges you to obey all p o sted speed limits. THE NEW MASERATI GHIBLI IS POWERED BY A CHOICE OF TWO ADVANCED V6 ENGINES WITH UP TO 404 HP, EQUIPPED WITH 8-SPEED ZF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND AVAILABLE Q4 INTELLIGENT ALL-WHEEL DRIVE.MASERATI OF PALM BEACH Schedule a test drive: 888.481.9352 | www.maseratiofpalmbeach.com | 3978 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33409 THE KEY TO AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE IS QUITE LITERALLY A KEY. THE ABSOLUTE OPPOSITE OF ORDINARY | INTRODUCING THE NEW GHIBLI FROM $65,600 | MASERATIGHIBLI.US Say ahhhhChecking your petÂ’s mouth regularly is essential for oral health BY DR. MARTY BECKERUniversal UclickA couple of years ago, I had a pet owner bring in an adult cat because it was meowing differently. ThatÂs not much to go on, but I did a complete physical exam and found nothing. Sub-sequent blood work also came back normal. Then I recommended seda-tion, so that we could get radiographs. Again, we found nothing abnormal, so I suggested that we keep the cat and do medical rounds with the rest of the staff. When the three veterinarians and a couple of vet techs gathered and went over the history, we decided to start at the tip of the catÂs nose and proceed with another detailed exam. This time, I took a pair of hemostats and gently tapped the catÂs teeth, starting in the front. When I got to the catÂs left upper fang and barely touched it, the cat just about shot up into orbit. We could find nothing else wrong on the repeat exam. We then did digital dental radiographs and saw that the root of the tooth was abscessed. After we surgically removed the infected tooth, the cat acted as if it had been relieved of incredible pain. What started out as a different meow turned out to be a serious problem that was only relieved after a lot of detective work. Oral problems in dogs and cats arenÂt always visible at first glance. Pets donÂt have any way of telling us that something is wrong, and itÂs natu-ral for them to hide signs of weakness or pain so they donÂt become targets of predators. ItÂs up to us as owners and veterinarians to be aware of changes in behavior that could signal pain or illness and to look beneath the surface for potential causes of problems. Here are some obvious and not-so-obvious signs that your cat or dog has a painful mouth, and some of the conditions that might be causing the problem: Q Inflamed gums or tartar buildup on the teeth. Your pet may have gingivitis Â„ inflammation of the gums Â„ or periodontal disease. Left untreat-ed, gingivitis progresses to periodontal disease, which causes teeth to become infected and loose. Q Bad breath or a bad smell in the mouth area. Repeat after me: ItÂs not normal for pets to have bad breath or any other bad odors. In the mouth area, it can signal dental disease or an infec-tion of the lip folds in heavy-lipped breeds such as basset hounds, cocker spaniels or Saint Bernards. Bad breath can also be associated with kidney disease. Q Drooling. This is another sign of periodontal disease, as well as of mouth infections and foreign bodies, such as splinters or burrs stuck in the mouth. Bad breath and drooling can also be signs of oral cancer. Q Change in eating habits. If your dog or cat is reluctant to eat or picks up pieces of food and then drops them, thereÂs a good chance that his mouth hurts. He may have a broken tooth or a sore mouth from a type of inflamma-tion called stomatitis. Q Swelling. A tooth with an abscessed root is filled with pus that can cause swelling beneath the eye or a nasty condition called an oral-nasal fistula, which occurs when an abscessed tooth breaks into the nasal cavity, allowing food and water to move from the mouth into the nose and come back out through the nose. Yuck! DonÂt let your dog or cat get down in the mouth! Examine his mouth monthly for signs of problems, such as redness, loose teeth and painful areas. You may need to put your money where his mouth is to avoid future problems. Q PET TALES A painful tooth or another oral issue isnÂ’t always obvious, so itÂ’s important to look deeper for potential problems. Pets of the Week>> Indigo is a 5-year-old neutered Chihuahua. He was rescued from a hoard-ing situation in Miami, so he gets along well with other dogs.>> Lady Gaga is a 1-year-old spayed do-mestic shorthair. She is very sweet and affectionate and loves to play with feathers and bells.To adopt:The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, is located at 3100/3200 Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Adopt-able pets and other information can be seen at hspb.org. For adoption information, call 686-6656. >> Sawyer is a neutered male tabby, approximately 12 months old. He has white markings on his chest and feet. He is very affectionate. >> Domino is a beautiful neutered black male cat with a distinctive white Â“badgeÂ” on his chest. HeÂ’s a little shy at rst around people, but is hoping to get a chance to live in a loving household.To adopt:Adopt A Cat is a no-kill, free-roaming cat rescue facility at 1125 Old Dixie Highway, Lake Park. The shelter is open to the public Mon-Sat, 12 noon to 6 P.M. For ad-ditional information, and photos of other adoptable cats, see its website at www.adoptacatfoundation.org, or visit us on Facebook (Adopt A Cat Foundation). For adoption information, call 848-4911 or 848-6903.
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AaronÂs iPad Lending Library was started by an 11-year-old girl named Sarah who saw what a dif-ference an iPad made in her 6-year-old cousin AaronÂs recovery from cancer. She decided to begin raising money as a service project at her school. The 10 donated iPads will be able to entertain children at the hospital by allowing them to watch movies, listen to music, play games, video chat with family and friends and maintain a safe connection to the outside world. More information is available at www. teamaaron.org. Q We should all remember The Battle of the BulgeEverybody remembers Dec. 7, 1941, but how many remember Dec. 16, 1944? Monday, Dec. 16, will be just another day to most Â„ perhaps a bit colder and the stores looking forward to a big holi-day season. To a rapidly shrinking group of 196 members of the Battle of the Bulge, it will be the 69th anniversary of a most horrible time of their lives Â„ the begin-ning of the largest and bloodiest battle ever fought, in the Ardennes region of Belgium and Luxembourg. The battle lasted only six weeks, from Dec. 16, 1944, to Jan. 25, 1945. In that short period of time, we suffered 80,000 casualties including 19,000 who made the supreme sacrifice. It was the turning point of the war, and Germany surrendered three months later. Our members, from 88 to over 95 years of age may not remember what they had for lunch, but they will never forget the 10-below-zero, the snow and the horrors of front-line infantry com-bat. Only a few had winter clothing. We remember our comrades who had their rendezvous with death and we make every effort to keep their memory alive. Our chapter of The Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge will meet Dec. 15 in the Grand Ballroom of the Embassy Suites Hotel to cleanse our wounds and have a moment of silence. We always have our meetings on a Sunday, when there are no doctor appointments! For information, call 585-7086 or email georgeFVBOB@aol.com. Q George Fisher,The Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge,Palm Beach LETTER TO THE EDITOR Good Samaritan Medical Center earns full Chest Pain Center accreditation with Percutaneous Coronary Interven-tion (PCI) from the Society of Cardio-vascular Patient Care (SCPC). Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, with 600,000 people dying annually of heart disease. More than 5 million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain. SCPCÂs goal is to reduce the mortal-ity rate of these patients by teaching the public to recognize and react to the early symptoms of a possible heart attack, reduce the time that it takes to receive treatment, and increase the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment, according to the hospital. ÂHospitals with accredited Chest Pain Centers have improved patient care delivery, o utcomes and survival rates among patients with acute heart attacks,ÂŽ said Mark Nosacka, hospital CEO, in the prepared statement. ÂThis accreditation and special PCI designa-tion is the direct result of Good Samari-tan Medical CenterÂs highly skilled teamÂs relentless focus on advancing cardiac care in our community.ÂŽ The Accredited Chest Pain CenterÂs protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient management allows physicians to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack, when treatments are most effective, and to better monitor patients when it is not clear whether or not they are having a coronary event. Such observation helps ensure that patients are neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted. With the increase in chest pain centers came the need to establish stan-dards designed to improve the consis-tency and quality of care provided to patients. SCPCÂs accreditation process ensures that centers meet or exceed quality-of-care measures in acute car-diac medicine. Q Good Samaritan Medical Center is accredited Chest Pain Center SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
A8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYmovement is actually part of the wider legalization movement. And they say itÂs too soon to label marijuana a Âmed-icine,ÂŽ whether used by a terminally ill cancer patient to relieve pain and nausea related to chemotherapy, or by someone with a bad back. ÂI have great concern about something thatÂs being used for medication that hasnÂt gone through proper testing and been approved by channels such as the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Adminis-tration),ÂŽ said Diane Ramseyer, director of Drug Free Charlotte County. She adds, ÂWe fought a long hard battle to be able to deal more effective-ly with improper use of pain clinics. I would hate to see this become the next, similar issue and have to fight that battle again.ÂŽPeople behind the push Nearly overnight, Mr. Morgan became the single most visible fig-ure in FloridaÂs movement to reform marijuana laws, with his money the catalyst behind a push to put medical marijuana up for a public vote on the stateÂs 2014 elections ballot. In the U.S., 20 states and the District of Colum-bia have made the drug legal to some degree, medically or recreationally, many of them through a ballot refer-endum like Mr. Morgan is proposing. John A. Armitstead, system director of pharmacy services at Lee Memorial Health System, is concerned the popu-lar movement to allow marijuana use for so-called medical purposes (if not recreational) obscures the drugÂs true status. He suggests cannabis in its raw form, harvested and smoked, vaporized, or made into a variety of edible prod-ucts, is unreliable as a medicine; not by any official standard safe or effective. ItÂs grown, harvested and ingested in a variety of ways. ÂI donÂt necessarily think that itÂs medical marijuana,ÂŽ he said, in part because of a lack of research, stymied by federal rules that make testing it in the United States difficult. For that reason, the American Society of Health System Pharmacists opposes state mea-sures allowing the use of medical mari-juana, he notes, but encourages Âthe Drug Enforcement Administration to eliminate barriers to medical marijuana research.ÂŽ He adds, ÂIÂm not an advocate of putting it up for public voting. Public voting on a medical knowledge issue, it doesnÂt seem rational to me.ÂŽFighting for the ballotMr. MorganÂs campaign to put medical marijuana up for a public vote on the November 2014 ballot and install legal marijuana in the state constitu-tion has been rolled out under the name United for Care. Miami Beach consultant and Democratic fund-raiser Ben Pollara is managing the campaign, which he says could cost as much as $10 million before it con-cludes. Mr. Morgan would presum-ably pay the lionÂs share, aided by fundraising efforts. United for Care is circulating a petition statewide in an attempt to gather the required 683,149 verified signatures by a Feb. 1 deadline (meaning they actually need about a million signatures) to put its Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions referendum on the 2014 ballot. Mr. Pollara says about 500,000 have signed the petition so far. The group also has another hurdle: the Florida Supreme Court. Resistance from all sidesOpposition to United for Care has come from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and the leaders of both the Florida House and Senate. In a letter to the court asking them to strike down Mr. MorganÂs ballot language, Ms. Bondi argued that it would allow mari-juana use not just for Âthe really sick people,ÂŽ with chronic, often terminal conditions, but for potentially anyone: ÂThe ballot title and summary suggest that the amendment would allow medical marijuana in narrow, defined circumstances, and only for patients with Âdebilitating diseases.Â But if the amendment passed, Florida law would allow marijuana in limitless situations. Any physician could approve marijuana for seemingly any reason to seemingly any person (of any age).ÂŽ The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments from both sides earlier this month and is expected to rule on the issue near the end of the year or early next year. The court will decide whether or not the item can appear on the ballot. Ultimately, it would be the voters who pass or kill the measure. Far from misrepresenting itself to vot-ers, as Ms. Bondi suggested, Âthe ballot initiative has a single subject: itÂs clear, precise, it puts people on notice,ÂŽ said attorney Michael Minardi, a member of the Palm Beach County chapter of Peo-ple United for Medical Marijuana. ÂIÂm hoping the (Florida) Supreme Court will do the right thing and approve the petition and let the people of Florida decide if the state should have medical cannabis.ÂŽ Whatever the courtÂs deci-sion, Mr. Minardi suggested the heightened public interest surround-ing marijuana will make it a signifi-cant topic in next yearÂs elections. ÂI already think, and IÂm pretty sure this will be part of the debates next year, it will be some-thing thatÂs talked about,ÂŽ he said. ÂI think itÂs going to be a very interest-ing electionÂƒ ÂI think there are so many people in the closet who tend to be more conser-vative who may support it, but out in the public, thereÂs no way. So I really do think itÂs going to pass if we get it on the ballot.ÂŽ Jodi James, as executive director of Florida Cannabis Action Network, advocates working with legislators to reform marijuana rules in the state, ultimately regulating it as a legal recre-ational and medical drug. But she sees the ballot drive as a public showdown in which the complexities of making marijuana legal could be lost. ÂCertainly the Morgan campaign has raised the level of discussion because heÂs put so much money into public awareness,ÂŽ she said. But she adds, ÂIf John Morgan or anyone of that stature had come to me and said, Âmy interest is entirely about making sure the peo-ple of Florida who were suffering had access to the best treatment plans and cannabis Â„ what could we do?Â This is not what I would have (recommended). When we put it on the ballot what weÂre going to get is my media machine versus the oppositionÂs media machine as opposed to really being able to talk about the nuances (of marijuana law reform). Meanwhile, we have sick and dying patients that canÂt afford to have this political football happening.ÂŽ Mr. Pollara and others point to recent polls showing that more than 60 per-cent of Florida voters Â„ the minimum number needed to pass the referendum Â„ support legalizing medical marijua-na, and say the legislature has already had its chance to act. Florida Sen. Jeff Clemens, a Democrat from Palm Beach County, led efforts in the legislature to make marijuana medicine in the state. In 2011 and again in 2012, he sponsored a resolution in the House that would have put medical marijuana on the ballot. This year he drafted a bill that would have allowed legislators to vote in favor of marijuana as a medicine, but that effort also died. Other critics of the campaign suggest Mr. MorganÂs motives are political; that the medical marijuana campaign is a ploy to draw Democrats out to vote in the next election. Supporting that claim is the suggestion that former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist Â„ now a Democrat who works for MorganÂs firm Â„ could run for governor in 2014. Save Our Society from Drugs, a St. Petersburg-based lobbying group, is one of the top sources of opposition to the ballot measure. ÂWe donÂt feel like this is about medicine: itÂs about legalization,ÂŽ said Calvi-na Fay, the organizationÂs executive director. ÂYou get at medicines through plant material by finding specific com-pounds that have medical value, by separating them, and replicating them. You donÂt take the whole plant and roll it up in a piece of paper and smoke it.ÂŽ Others are concerned that if the drug were made available as a medicine, and given that official seal of approval, it would become all the more accessible for children. ÂWhen we look at school-related issues and treatment at (the mental health facility) David Lawrence Cen-ter, we are seeing that marijuana is the number one issue for youth for substance abuse issues,ÂŽ said Mela-nie Black, director of Drug Free Col-lier. ÂRecognizing theyÂre a priority and weÂre here to protect them, we are opposed to the efforts to legalize smoked marijuana.ÂŽ The Collier County SheriffÂs Office declined to comment on Mr. MorganÂs push to put medical marijuana on the ballot. But early this year, Capt. Har-old Minch, who heads CCSOÂs special investigations unit, told Florida Weekly that in his experience making it legal probably wouldnÂt mean that more people would start using it. ÂHave we made any headway (toward stopping marijuana use) in the last 25 years? I think the answer is absolutely not,ÂŽ he said. ÂIs there some benefit to continuing this level of enforcement or should we look at the realities of marijuana itself? I think law enforcement at this point is really look-ing for better answers.ÂŽ Even so, the Florida Sheriffs Association opposes Mr. MorganÂs plan. ÂI think itÂs taking a step in the wrong direction,ÂŽ said Charlotte Coun-ty Sheriff Bill Prummell. In speaking with sheriffs from Washington and Colorado, Mr. Prummell said, they told him that after pot was made recreationally and medically legal in those states, DUIs and the cost of enforcement efforts both increased.REEFERFrom page 1If United For Care gathers 683,149 signatures by Feb. 1 and the Florida Supreme Court rejects the state attorneyÂ’s argument against it, voters will be able to vote on medical marijuana next November. BONDI MORGAN
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 NEWS A9Politics of weed get personalArguing against suggestions that he is insincere about the campaign, Mr. Morgan cites personal ties to the medi-cal marijuana movement. Two of his family members who have used pot to treat medical symptoms Â„ his late father, when he was sick with cancer, and his brother, who is quadriplegic Â„ are driving forces behind his motiva-tions for bankrolling the campaign, he says. Mr. Morgan first got involved about a year ago in January, says Mr. Pollara, who at that time had just finished managing a political committee to support Demo-cratic Sen. Bill NelsonÂs re-election cam-paign. He used leftover money from the campaign to fund a poll asking 600 Flor-ida voters if they would support medi-cal marijuana. In general, he found that 61 percent did, while 37 percent were opposed. Encouraged by the results, he contacted Kim Russell, who four years ago founded Orlando-based People Unit-ed for Medical Marijuana (PUFMM). The group had tried and failed before to collect enough signatures to put a refer-endum on the ballot, but it had retained a volunteer base. A friend of Mr. PollaraÂs also suggested he e-mail John Morgan about the ballot initiative; when he did, Mr. Morgan responded right away agreeing to spearhead the effort, Mr. Pollara said, reigniting the effort with wealth and name recognition. The same week, Mr. Pollara met Mr. Morgan and Ms. Russell for lunch in Orlando to talk over details and officially make Mr. Morgan chair of PUFMM. They also rebranded the foggy-sounding PUFMM, changing the name of the organization to United for Care. Besides Mr. MorganÂs ads, United for Care has hired a Los Angeles, Calif., based petition-gathering firm, PCI Consultants, which employs people to gather signatures. They advertise on places like craigslist and the Palm Beach Medical Marijuana Petition Facebook page, claiming petition gatherers can make $15 to $30 per hour. Their employees show up throughout the state, including at a gas station on U.S. 41 just north of Sarasota, and on a weekend evening on a street corner in downtown Fort Myers. Mr. Pollara also runs a volunteer operation with about 10 staffers in Florida who promote the campaign informally at places like farmers markets and football games; a schedule of events is listed on United for CareÂs website. ÂOur number one goal, and really our only goal, is to get the relief and legal access to people who really need it in the state,ÂŽ Mr. Pollara said. Asked about legalizing pot as a recreational drug to some degree, like alcohol, he said, ÂFrom a personal perspective, I think marijuana should be legal, but thatÂs not what weÂre trying to accomplish here. Frankly, if this bill passes and thatÂs it from the state of Florida, IÂd be happy with that. IÂd much rather see it legal for really, really sick people now. ÂIf you look at the public opinion data, of which there is quite a bit, it is socially and politically acceptable as it isÂƒ itÂs kind of no-brainer. GrandmaÂs sick? Pot can help her? Why not? If you know somebody whoÂs in pain and thereÂs a glimmer of hope that medi-cal marijuana can relieve their suffer-ing, itÂs a pretty stone cold person that doesnÂt think it should be allowed.ÂŽOne convertÂ’s storySome users attest that medical marijuana will have the opposite effect: get-ting people off prescription painkillers. ÂMy introduction to medical marijuana took place about a year and a half after a serious injury that led to my early retirement from the Department of Cor-rections (in Nevada)ÂŽ said Cape Coral resident Anthony Cincotti, a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, a national group that advocates drug regu-lation instead of prohibition. After spending most of his time confined to the couch, consulting doctors, and taking Âa massive amountÂŽ of pow-erful prescription opiate and morphine-based painkillers, Mr. Cincotti said, one doctor suggested using marijuana. ÂWithin the first 45 days, I eliminated eight of the 14 medications from my morning ritual,ÂŽ he said. His pre-ferred method was to use a vaporizer to inhale the pot, rather than smoke it. A vaporizer burns at a much lower temperature than smoking, and many believe that vaporizing is a safer way to ingest the drug. Doing so, Mr. Cin-cotti says he was able to eventually wean himself off the prescription drugs. With a license from the state of Nevada Â„ which required a lengthy process of approval Â„ he was allowed to grow the plant at home. ÂMarijuana isnÂt the gateway (drug),ÂŽ Mr. Cincotti says. ÂThe dealer is the gateway to the hard-er drugs and thatÂs because we have the distribution in an illicit fashion instead of a legitimate fashion. I was on some pretty crazy addictive stuff and it got me off of all of that. Marijuana is a gateway away from drugs if youÂre using it in a legitimate fashion.ÂŽWhat the science saysBut even as patients testify to the benefits of marijuana, reports on exactly what ailments it may be used for; which of its many properties can be isolated for different effects; how addictive it is; whether it is better to smoke it, eat it, take it in pill form or some other way; how to dose it; and what side effects it has on the body vary widely, in part because itÂs dif-ficult to study in the United States. The New York Times reported that a permit for marijuana research involves getting formal approval from at least three different federal agencies. ÂThe way I feel about it and the way the coalition feels about it, if thereÂs something in marijuana that can help people with MS, with brain cancer, with whatever, letÂs put it in a lab and get it out,ÂŽ said Deb Comella of Coali-tion for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida. ÂBut letÂs not have people growing plants in their backyard and selling them on street corners.ÂŽ Being tagged a Schedule 1 drug at the federal level, as well as in Florida, puts marijuana in the same category as deadlier, more addictive narcotics such as heroin. It also classifies it as a drug that has no medical benefits at all Â„ at least when used in its raw form. ThatÂs been widely contested. ÂThe science is there. This isnÂt anecdotal. This isnÂt in the realm of conjecture any more,ÂŽ said well-known CNN contributor and surgeon Dr. San-jay Gupta in a television interview on that network. ÂMy opinion is that cigarettes and alcohol are more addictive and worse (than marijuana),ÂŽ said Dr. Heather Auld, a Fort Myers OB/GYN and graduate fellow from the University of Arizona Department of Integra-tive Medicine. Dr. Auld is in favor of legalizing the drug as an alternative to opioid-based pain medications such as Oxycodone, reported to have caused thousands of deaths in Florida. No deaths have been attributed to mari-juana in the state. Marijuana is about as addictive as caffeine, and superior to opioids and narcotics as a pain reliever, Dr. Auld says. Ideally, she adds, a patient would use no medication at all and use mind-body exercises and relaxations tech-niques to deal with pain and stress. Mr. Armitstead, Lee Memorial Health SystemÂs top pharmacist, also notes there is already an FDA-approved drug that is a synthetic ver-sion of natural cannabis. Dronabinol is a prescription medicine sold under the trade name Marinol that comes in capsule form. He wouldnÂt recom-mend smoking marijuana, even if it became legal in Florida. ÂNormally we donÂt use the lungs as a method of delivering drugs unless theyÂre respiratory, like a person with an asthma inhaler,ÂŽ he said. ÂThatÂs a drug thatÂs specifically designed to treat their lungs. But to give a drug like cannabis or marijuana to smoke it, it gives you that rapid peak, and that rapid peak also leads not only to the desired effect, the anti-nausea effect, but it also leads to the psychogenic effects of the drug and thatÂs where people get the euphoria, and thatÂs what people are abusing it for, to have an altered mental stateÂƒ ÂWould I withhold it from a chemotherapy patient that has had unsuc-cessful therapies? I would still recom-mend the approved agent, Dronabinol. I wouldnÂt recommend, for example, somebody with lung cancer smoke marijuana.ÂŽ Q United for CareÂ’s Ballot Title: Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical ConditionsBallot Summary: Allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregiv-ers to assist patientsÂ’ medical use of marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes and shall issue identi cation cards to patients and caregivers. Applies only to Florida law. Does not authorize violations of federal law or any non-medical use, possession or production of marijuana. American Society of Health System Phar-macists Statement on Medical Marijuana To oppose state legislation that authorizes the use of medical marijuana until there is suf cient evidence to support its safety and effectiveness and a standardized product that would be sub-ject to the same regulations as a prescription drug product; further, to encourage research to de ne the therapeutically active components, effectiveness, safety, and clinical use of medical marijuanaÂ…further, to encourage the Drug Enforcement Administration to eliminate barriers to medical marijuana research, including review of medical marijuanaÂ’s status as a Schedule I controlled substance and its reclassi cation, if necessary to facilitate research. Penalties for possession Possession of 20 grams or less in Florida carries a maximum jail sentence of a year; more than that with intent to sell has a top prison sentence of ve years. The stiffest penalties, though, are rarely enforced. A rst or second offense might yield a sentence of six months to a year of probation, and nes and court costs of up to $500, depending on the county. Marijuana legalized for recreational use: Growing, pos-sessing and gifting small amounts of marijuana is legal. Marijuana Decriminalized: Minor penalties for possession and cultivation of small amounts. Medical Marijuana: A prescription is required to obtain speci ed amounts of marijuana.Decriminalized and Medical Marijuana lawsMarijuana possession remains classi ed as a criminal actSource Â— NORML; WikimediaState marijuana laws
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Art program a hit with clients of New Day adult daycare in North Palm Beach BY NINA CUSMANOncusmano@Â” oridaweekly.comSounds of laughter and singing resonate through the hallways of New Day Adult Care Center in North Palm Beach as the cli-ents prepare for the next activity that New DayÂs staff has planned. One of the most popular activities among the clients of New Day is art. Twice a month, Catherine Rich brings her business, Art Affects LLC, to the halls of New Day with art curriculum designed to help the memories of the clients and bring smiles to their faces. ÂMy background is in fine arts and counseling so I put my two loves together,ÂŽ Ms. Rich said. And thatÂs where New Day comes in. New Day is a nonprofit adult daycare that offers seniors a home-like alterna-tive to assisted living or nursing homes. It offer activities, including a bi-monthly art program, which has been going strong for nine months as a result of South Florida Home CareÂs sponsorship. The program doesnÂt just help build artistic skill, but it also celebrates memories and accomplish-ments. It gives seniors, who often suffer from some type of memory loss, a chance to get back some of what they have lost through art. Greeting cards and jewelry featuring artwork by clients through the Art Affects program was sold in a fundraiser in November. The program has been a perfect fit. ÂThe program went over very, very well from the first day,ÂŽ said Mercedes Hewling, the activity coordinator at New Day. Ms. Hewling has been at New Day for more than 10 years. The Art Affects program has been successful because of its ability to include all 25-30 clients at one time. ÂItÂs hard to find a program that engages so many people. I was surprised at how well Catherine includ-ed everyone at whatever level they were at,ÂŽ Julie Tombari, New Day administrator, said. ÂItÂs failure-free and thatÂs what makes it perfect.ÂŽ Ms. Rich has worked hard to make her art program failure-free for clients. ÂI like to tell the participants itÂs about the pro-cess, not the product. You donÂt have to be an artist to enjoy these activities,ÂŽ she said. Ms. Rich usually starts each program off with a visualization exercise. ÂThe guided visualization gets them into the here and now and gets their creative juices flow-ing,ÂŽ she said. Then they will create. ÂI think itÂs important to expose the clients to a variety of mediums,ÂŽ she said. ÂYou name it and we have probably done some variation of it.ÂŽ After creation, the clients are encouraged to share and discuss their artwork. ÂItÂs interesting to see them continue their conversations after the group discussions,ÂŽ Ms. Rich said. Ms. Tombari notices how the clients react. ÂAs the administrator, I can hear everything going on. I can hear that people arenÂt aggravated. I can see that people arenÂt walking away. I can hear the conversations continue on after the fact and see the smiles on peoples faces,ÂŽ she said. The art activities appear to have a positive effect. ÂThey love to see their artwork on display,ÂŽ said Ms. Hewling. ÂIt gives them so much joy.ÂŽ The Art Affects and New Day collaboration strives to brighten the days of clients, but it can impact the staff as well. Ms. Rich knew she loved art, but before working in a domestic violence shelter in Virginia and starting an art program for the survivors, she didnÂt know exactly what she wanted to do. ÂI used to work for another non-profit in Virginia, a domestic violence shelter. When I was there I started an art program. Seeing the way the women and children could pro-cess their trauma through artwork was so inspiring to me,ÂŽ she said. After that experience, she decided to start Art Affects when she moved to Florida. Now Ms. Rich works with more than 15 local non-profits, organizations and therapy cen-ters through Art Affects. ÂI want to give to them, but I get so much back in return,ÂŽ she said. Ms. Tombari has worked at New Day for seven years. ÂI always tell people I have the best job ever. The clients are happy, the families are happy, so we feel happy,ÂŽ she said. ÂTo make them feel so good makes you feel good.ÂŽ ÂWe always like to get positive remarks,ÂŽ Ms. Tombari said. Ms. Hewling reaffirms that if the clients are having a positive experience, everyone is. ÂI know that they have all lived wonderful, colorful, and textured lives, and one of my goals is to give that back to them. When theyÂre here, theyÂre here to enjoy what they enjoyed before and get some of that back into their lives,ÂŽ said Ms. Hewling. ÂAlthough they may not retain anything for very long, seeing them opening up in the moment, with their eyes shining and bright, as they learn about the artwork, they are happy and so we are happy.ÂŽ New Day had its fundraiser, The New Day: Shopping Day, on Nov. 21. The event had several local vendors and a bake sale. Greeting cards and jewelry featuring artwork made during Art Affects sessions were also for sale. They raised almost $500. ÂWe always do fundraisers throughout the year,ÂŽ said Ms. Tombari. ÂThe money will go toward our Community Aid program because unfortunately we are extremely low on funds for that right now. ItÂs not a huge fundraiser, but itÂs a fun one.ÂŽ Q NINA CUSMANO/FLORIDA WEEKLY Catherine Rich helps a client at New Day.
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ÂTIS THE SEASON.Face Painting & Balloon Art Refreshments & Snacks Arts & Crafts and Games ee Picture with Santa TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT, CALL 561-548-4535 COMMENTARYThe longest field goalMatt Prater, who grew up on the west coast about 100 miles from Palm Beach, in Estero, kicked the longest field goal in NFL history last week, splitting the uprights at 64 yards. ThatÂs like driving a golf ball 530 yards, and putting it on the green. Which has never been done. But on Sept. 15, 1974, right after Gerald Ford had taken the office of president and Barbara Streisand topped the charts with her song, ÂThe Way We Were,ÂŽ a guy named Mike Austin, a 64-year-old golfer playing in the U.S. National Senior Open Championship at Desert Rose, in Las Vegas, decided to be a lot more than the way he was. He walloped a ball that apparently escaped the law of gravity. The thing traveled 515 yards Â„ I figure roughly as far as the distance from Earth to the third ring of Saturn. That compares, in my mind, to the longest football throw, which, by the way, is a lot longer than the longest field goal. Such NFL cannons as Peyton Manning (75 yards), John Elway and Randall Cun-ningham (78 yards), Jamarcus Russell (84 yards) and Jeff George (88 yards), all have established the right creds for long-distance records. But those wonÂt do it. I saw the longest throw myself, in a professional football game in Denver, early in the 1960s. My dad had taken me into town to a contest between the Buffalo Bills, I think, and the fairly new Denver Broncos. The BillsÂ quarterback was a whippersnapper named Jack Kemp, who would go on to become a U.S. congressman from New York Â„ an amiable if con-servative Republican capable of making compromises that turned out to be good for the nation. Kemp wasnÂt a big man, not like some of the modern quarterbacks, and heÂs dead now. But he sure wasnÂt dead that day. He threw a pass that rocketed upward from the BillÂs goal line where he was trapped, then floated through that blue September afternoon like it had been launched from Cape Canaveral. It came down what seemed like halfan-hour later, 90-some yards away, almost at the goal line on the other end of the field. Incomplete. I saw that, I remember that, and the fact that nobody mentions it in the tire-some on-line exchanges debating longest throws bothers me deeply. It also raises a question we should ask ourselves periodically: Am I crazy, or is it them? The answer is obvious. ItÂs them, always. DonÂt ever forget that. Which brings me to the real longest field goal Â„ not some faint little putt of 64 yards, with a perfect guy to hold the perfect ball and perfect shoes and perfect food and perfect exercise and nothing to do but practice all your life to kick it perfectly. It happened like this: On a soft September afternoon on the eastern Kansas prairie more than 40 years ago, I walked past the dining room at the Eldridge House Hotel, in Lawrence, and noticed Jess Mercer having supper with his devoted daughter, Maxine. The EldridgeÂs chief claim to fame was that QuantrillÂs raiders had burned it down during the Civil War 110 years ear-lier, when they rode into town and shot the place up. I happened to live at the Eldridge, because one of my three jobs was taking care of all the old people who inhabited the six or seven upper floors, and fixing things for them. I also worked a night job at the filling station on the highway, and a full-time day job outside of town on a section crew for the Union Pacific Railroad. Jess, an Eldridge House resident, was 81, and he would never make it to 82 Â„ a soft-spoken, brown-eyed man as gentle as a summer breeze, and as tough as rawhide. HeÂd grown up on a farm near Lawrence. I went in and sat down, and we started talking football. Kansas University, where I went to school, was going to get pounded into the gridiron on every single Saturday through that long fall, in spite of the mammoth-sized boys who played for the team, and who lived in the special dorms with their special food and their special girlfriends (as I saw it), along with their special tutors to do their special homework for them. Since I liked to play football, I had gone down one afternoon in August and tried out for the Jayhawks Â„ I figured IÂd be a walk on, get to the NFL, make a mil-lion dollars, and buy another ranch in the Colorado mountains. Some assistant to an assistant coach let me get knocked down a couple of times by somebody about 100 pounds more than I weighed Â„ this wasnÂt even a full-pads tryout Â„ then asked me to run 40 yards, then looked at his stop-watch, which read something like 5.0, or maybe 4.9, and shook his head. He was nice about it, too. ÂI like your style,ÂŽ I remember him saying. ÂBut youÂre not quite fast enough. Come back if you can run a 4.5 or a 4.6.ÂŽ Not fast enough and not talented enough, but he was too kind to say that. Mean enough wasnÂt going to cut it, and I wouldnÂt be running a 4.5 in this universe, that was for sure. But my two-hour attempt endeared me to Mr. Mercer, who laid down the details of his own recollection as precisely as a court reporter. Across town from K.U. stood the Haskell Institute, a college for Indians from all over the American west, and the United States. One afternoon when he was young, Jess walked onto the Haskell campus (he was part Cherokee), perched himself on the little bleachers surrounding the foot-ball field, and watched Jim Thorpe, one of the great American athletes, drop-kick a field goal trough the uprights from 71 yards out. I would bet my life that it happened the way Jess said it happened. Because Jess Mercer was not a liar. And like you and me, he wasnÂt crazy, either. They were.I thought you should know. Q c a s g f roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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World-Class Cancer Care Right Here Yellow and brown values A Swedish TV show, ÂBiss och Kajs,ÂŽ found itself in the spotlight in Novem-ber Â„ in Russia, where government-run television apparently used it to send a political message to Ukraine by highlighting the programÂs theme of teaching children about bodily func-tions. The episode Russia chose featured three bulkily-costumed actors sitting around talking Â„ with one dressed in yellow, one in brown, and the other unmistakably as a large, nude human posterior. (ÂBiss och KajsÂŽ is highly regarded in Sweden; ÂbissÂŽ and ÂkajsÂŽ refer, respectively to the yellow and brown functions.) Ukraine (against RussiaÂs wishes) is considering a trade agreement with the European Union, and, the Russian station director said, pointedly, ÂThere you have European values in all their glory.ÂŽ Q Compelling explanations The Bank of England, arguing before the U.K.Âs Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards in October, warned against limiting the bonus-es that bankers have come to expect from their lucrative deals Â„ because that might encroach on their Âhuman rights.ÂŽ The Bank suggested it is a human rights violation even to ask senior executives to demonstrate that they tried hard to comply with banking laws (because it is the governmentÂs job to prove violations). Q Slick talkers Q A young woman, accosted by a robber on Washington, D.C.Âs Capitol Hill in October, told the man she was a low-paid intern Â„ but an intern for the National Security Agency, and that within minutes of robbing her, the man would be tracked down by ubiqui-tous NSA surveillance. She said, later (reported the Washington Examiner), the man just Âlooked at me and ran away (empty-handed).ÂŽ Q A 29-year-old cafeteria worker at Sullivan East High School in Blount-ville, Tenn., swore to police on the scene in October that she was not the one who took money from a co-work-erÂs purse, and she voluntarily stripped to near-nakedness to demonstrate her innocence. ÂSee? I donÂt have it,ÂŽ she said. Moments later, an officer found the missing $27 stuffed in the womanÂs shoe. Q Katarzyna Dryden-Chouen and her husband Clive, busted in a Lon-don police raid last year with a mari-juana grow operation that had netted an estimated (equivalent) of $450,000, insisted to a jury in October that their massive haul was not for sale but for ÂpersonalÂŽ use Â„ in that they worship the Hindu god Shiva, and truly believed that the world would end soon and that they needed a sizable offering to burn. (Actually, the jury bought it. ÂDistribu-tionÂŽ charges were dismissed, but the couple still faces jail for their cultiva-tion activity.) Q Ironies The Seattle City Council voted in October to seize a waterfront park-ing lot by eminent domain from the 103-year-old owner after negotiations to buy the property on the open market broke down. The state is funding a sixyear tunnel-digging project in the area, and the city has decided it needs the property for not-yet-specified uses Â„except that in one part of the property, the city said it plans to operate a park-ing lot. Q Karma Q Larry Poulos was stopped on an Arlington, Texas, street in Septem-ber, bleeding from a head wound and complaining that he had just been robbed by two men. A friend of Poulos later corroborated that, but police also learned that the money Poulos had been carrying was the proceeds of his having robbed a credit union earlier that evening. He was treated for his wounds and then arrested. 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A14 WEEK OF DEC. 12-18, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Step 1: Visit Midtown NOW through December 15and 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 NOW Thru DEc 15 Whether itÂs covering your employees or your family, weÂve got you under our wing.TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AFLAC, CONTACT: Andrew Spilos (561) 685-5845 firstname.lastname@example.org Coverage is underwritten by American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus.St. MarkÂ’s sets 5th Annual Toy & Train ShowSt. MarkÂs Episcopal Church will hold the fifth annual Toy & Train show presented by Will Wagner and Derrick Wagner Memorial Scholarship Founda-tion. The event will take place on Dec. 14 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Dec. 15 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and will feature a variety of vendors, door prizes, a live steam demo and operating train layouts. Tickets are $7 for adults and $12 for families. Tick-ets for children under 12 are free. The event will be held in St. MarkÂs Youth Center and Gymnasium at 3395 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. For more information, call Mr. Wagner at 373-9603 or visit www. derrickwagnerfoundation.com. Q Showcase at STORE features music, kidsÂ’ activitiesA holiday business showcase will be held Dec. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The STORE Wine and Self Storage, 11010 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. The free event features pictures with Santa, a holiday movie, music, shopping, food tastings, a wine sampling, chil-drenÂs activities and raffles and prizes. A portion of the proceeds goes to Place of Hope. Q Lifeguard certification class offered at Lake Worth pool SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Attention good swimmers ages 15 and older: The Lake Worth Casino Pool is offering the chance to make a big splash with its special lifeguard class Â„ and that includes a special invitation to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. The course will be offered at the pool, located at 50 South Ocean Boulevard in Lake Worth during Palm Beach County schoolsÂ Christmas break. After completing a challenging swimming pre-requisite (300 yards of con-tinuous swimming, then a 20-yard swim, surface dive 7-to-10 feet, retrieve a 10-lb brick, return to surface, swim 20 yards back, tread water for two minutes) can-didates will be able to take the course and become lifeguards. The course will include lifeguarding skills, first aid and CPR for the pro rescuer with AED (automated external defibrillator) skills included. The cost for the course and certificate is $300.00 and will include all testing, certificates, pool fees, book and lifeguard kit. The class meet dates are as follows:First class pre-requisite testing, Fri, Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. First day, Mon. Dec. 30, 10 a.m.5 p.m.Fri., Jan. 3rd. 2014 10 a.m.5 p.m. Sun., Jan 5, a.m. Â… 5 p.m.Mon. Jan 6, 10 a.m.5 p.m., finals and testing For more information, call 561-3099647 or e-mail Len Rodriguez at email@example.com. Q
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Her new position makes her responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies that promote the FoundationÂs mission to connect philan-thropists to important causes and non-profits in order to build stronger com-munities. In addition to launching the FoundationÂs new brand identity and administer-ing its public relations and digital pro-grams, Ms. Sullivan will also be integrally involved in the inaugural Great Give PBC and Great Give Martin. This 24-hour online giving event on May 6, is hosted by the Community Foundation and United Way, and allows every nonprofit in Palm Beach and Martin counties to raise as much money during this time period as possible to support their programs. Every local gift will be amplified with matching dollars raised by the Community Founda-tion and from a national pool raised by Give Local America. Ms. Sullivan was previously vice president at the prestigious OÂDonnell Agency (formerly Carey OÂDonnell PR Group). During her 14-year tenure there, she man-aged complex media outreach, commu-nity relations and social media programs for clients across multiple industries, including bioscience, professional servic-es, financial services, new products, real estate, nonprofits, arts and culture and travel and tourism. ÂThe Community Foundation has a 40-year legacy of utilizing philanthropy to address the communityÂs most press-ing needs,ÂŽ said president and CEO Brad Hurlburt in a prepared statement. ÂAs the population in South Florida continues to grow, the importance of the Community Foundation grows with it, so itÂs critical that we educate potential donors about how their gifts can help local nonprofits and the overall community for genera-tions to come. JenniferÂs skills and back-ground will allow us to effectively tell this story, and weÂre thrilled that she decided to transition her career into the nonprofit sector and become part of our manage-ment team.ÂŽ Q TBC Corp. names president, CEOErik R. Olsen has been appointed TBC Corporation president and CEO effective Jan. 1. Mr. Olsen was the chief operating officer of TBC and succeeds Larry Day as CEO. ÂItÂs exciting to have the opportunity to lead an organization filled with extremely talented and dedicated professionals,ÂŽ Mr. Olsen said in a prepared statement. ÂUnder LarryÂs leadership TBC has expe-rienced tremendous growth and progress. Our Company is uniquely positioned in the tire and automotive service industry and is poised for our next phase of signifi-cant evolution. One of our key focus areas will be the acceleration of initiatives to leverage the strength of each subsidiary to better serve our customers, franchisees, and associates.ÂŽ Mr. Day added, ÂSince joining TBC in 2004, Erik has been a very effective leader and has consistently produced superi-or results. He is dedicated to providing growth opportunities for the TBC Associ-ates and believes in mutually beneficial strategic relationships with TBC suppli-ers. I am confident that TBC will prosper under Erik's leadership.ÂŽ Mr. Olsen joined TBC in December 2004 as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. From 2005 to 2008 he had the added responsibility of presiden of Carroll Tire Company. Mr. Olsen was named president and CEO of TBC Wholesale Group, and was elected to TBC CorporationÂs board of directors in 2008. In 2013 he was appointed COO. Mr. Day will remain with TBC Corp. and con-tinue as chairman of TBCÂs board. Based in Palm Beach Gardens, TBC is one of the nation's largest marketers of automotive replacement tires through a multi-channel strategy. Q Sullivan SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYTake a break and learn about science during the Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-terÂs Winter Â„ Break for Science! series, set for Thursdays through Dec. 26. The next lecture will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Marinelife Center. Research leaders in fields such as ornithology, manatee research and vari-ous marine sciences will present at these lectures. Guests can enjoy light refreshments; all ages are welcome. For information, visit www.marinelife.org/calendar or contact Hannah Campbell, LMC pro-grams coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Loggerhead Marinelife Center is at 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach. Visit www.marinelife.org or call 627-8280. Q Marinelife Centerhosts lecture series
A16 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY HEALTHY LIVINGAfter writing that blistering email Â— think twice about hitting Â‘sendÂ’There!!! SheÂd said it all! Once Laurie started typing, the words spilled out, and she couldnÂt stop herself. It was exhilarating to finally voice each and every hurt sheÂd swallowed for the last few years. The email she wrote was a heartfelt plea to her son, Jake, imploring him to show some understanding for the impossible position she was in with his wife, Tara. Tara wasnÂt talking to her in-laws and was insisting Jake not speak to them either. Laurie had always had a close relationship with her son. It broke her heart that there was so much dissension now in the family. Laurie blamed Tara for the rift, and explained in her email how the hurt had begun right from the outset of JakeÂs relationship with Tara. Laurie realized Â„ too late Â„ that the email contained some damning statements she couldnÂt take back. She conceded there were some sarcastic digs and apparently some blatant criticisms of Tara. Laurie now wished sheÂd shown more restraint and that sheÂd held back some of her more virulent thoughts. But, in LaurieÂs defense, the email had been meant for JakeÂs eyes only. In her wildest dreams Laurie would never have anticipated he would share the entire correspondence with his wife. Why would he do such a thing? Now Tara was on the warpath. She forwarded the message to the entire family, and of course everyone else was chiming in. ThereÂs no question, technology has expanded our world and opened up endless possibilities. We know that. But, when it comes to our personal lives, even the savviest may not always consider the broader ramifications and potential dangers of sending emails and texts. Most of us know the drawbacks but it never hurts to remind ourselves. When weÂre hurt or angry, we may be so overloaded with our feelings, we donÂt envision the consequences of voicing our upset. Cloaked in the pri-vacy of our own home or office, we may throw caution to the wind as we rev up. And unfortunately, the computer is a vehicle that enables us to send out high-ly emotional messages instantaneously, before weÂre had the opportunity to use reason or restraint. We may become emboldened to spew out our laundry list of grievances, with little regard to the far-reaching repercussions. Had we been in the presence of the recipient we might have received suf-ficient cues that would serve as warning feedback to slow us down. In the old days, we used to write letters, and would post them by snail mail. By the time we took out the stationery, sorted out our feelings, hand wrote an important message and walked to the mailbox, we may have had an opportu-nity to calm down and reconsider what we wanted to say. Nowadays, we can grab our laptops, furiously pen a message and press send within moments. Our words are now flying through cyberspace and we can-not take them back. Of course, there are advantages to being able to send a message online. We certainly have the opportunity to collect our thoughts, and to read and reread the message until we get it right. And for those of us who become flustered or overly emotional in tough situations, we can avoid potential face-to-face con-frontations. ItÂs always valuable to start an emotional email with a positive statement, stating our wish for constructive col-laboration. Even if the intent is to for-ward a scathing indictment, (with the purpose of severing ties) itÂs impor-tant to present ourselves in a dignified, mature manner at all times, because we never know if someone we hold in high esteem will ultimately become privy to this correspondence. The recipients of emails and texts can never be quite sure of the true intent of our message. Emails usually lack nuance and emotion. Without observing the senderÂs facial expressions, tone of voice and body language, the recipient fills in the blanks and will interpret the emotional intent of the sender. They may misread, and misunderstand and find sarcasm or offense when none was intended. ItÂs human nature to focus on the negatives, and to discard the positives. So even if we write a note that is largely conciliatory, itÂs more likely the recipi-ent will zero in on the slights and skim over the positives. And, the recipient may hold onto the message indefinitely as a black and white testimony of the indignities theyÂve endured. Sometimes it becomes difficult to Âforgive and forgetÂŽ when the Âinjured partyÂŽ reads and re-reads the text over and over, reigniting the flames of the conflict. Indignant recipients often relish forwarding inflammatory emails to poten-tial allies. The intent may be to shame the person who dared to send such vitri-olic content. The letter will be evidence to curry favor and may cast the sender in the compromised light of justify-ing their position to others they never wished to be involved. The letter writer may now be embroiled in a drama with a larger cast of players whoÂve now been drawn into the fray. With a verbal altercation, the memory may fade sufficiently to soften the blow. But, anyone with a legal back-ground will caution us Â„ over and over Â„ that the written word can be espe-cially damning and CAN AND WILL BE USED TO HURT US Â„ and hurt us BIG TIME. Before sending an email, we should carefully consider if thereÂs any-thing in the content we wish to remain private. If so, we should think long and hard before we click Âsend.ÂŽ Q Â„ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCS,W is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. A Palm Beach Gardens resident, she holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Gardens office at 561-630-2827, online at www.palmbeachfamilytherapy.com, or on Twitter @LindaLipshutz. W T t c e linda LIPSHUTZllipshutz@floridaweekly.com Drug may help alcoholics beat their addictionsThe generic anticonvulsant medication gabapentin shows promise as an effective treatment for alcohol dependence, based on the results of a 150-patient clinical trial of the medica-tion. Conducted by scientists support-ed by the National Institute on Alco-hol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health, the study found that alcohol dependent patients using gabapentin were more likely to stop drinking or refrain from heavy drinking than those taking a placebo. Gabapentin is already widely prescribed to treat pain conditions and epilepsy. ÂGabapentin adds to the list of existing medications that have shown prom-ise in treating alcohol dependence,ÂŽ said Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D., acting direc-tor of the NIAAA. ÂWe will continue to pursue research to expand the menu of treatment options available for alco-holism in the hopes of reaching more people.ÂŽ A report of the study, led by Barbara J. Mason, Ph.D., of The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., appears in the Nov. 4 edition of JAMA Internal Medicine. Ms. Mason and her colleagues randomly assigned alcohol dependent patients to receive a moderate or high dose of gabapentin (900 milligrams or 1,800 milligrams) or a placebo. During the 12-week treatment, patients receiv-ing the 1,800-milligram dose were twice as likely to refrain from heavy drinking (45 percent vs. 23 percent) and four times as likely to stop drinking altogeth-er (17 percent vs. 4 percent), compared to placebo. Participants receiving gaba-pentin also reported improved sleep and mood and fewer alcohol cravings. The medication appeared to be well tolerated with few side effects. Participants who received the 900-milligram dose of gabapentin saw similar but less dramatic improvements in their drinking levels, sleep, mood, and cravings when compared to the 1,800-milligram dose. ÂThe results of the study on gabapentin showed similar or greater positive out-comes when compared to existing FDA [U.S. Food and Drug Administration]-approved treatments for alcohol depen-dence,ÂŽ said Ms. Mason, Pearson Family Professor and co-director of the Pearson Center for Alcoholism and Addiction Research at TSRI, who led the new research. ÂPlus, itÂs the only medica-tion shown to improve sleep and mood in people who are quitting or reducing their drinking, and itÂs already widely used in primary care Â„ thatÂs an appeal-ing combination.ÂŽ Alcohol-use disorders affect about 18 million people in the United States and have an estimated societal cost of $225 billion each year, primarily from lost productivity, but also from health care and property damage costs. Currently, three medications are approved by the FDA for treating alcohol dependence: disulfram, an older drug that blocks the metabolism of alcohol and causes nau-sea; acamprosate, which helps support abstinence and can ease symptoms of withdrawal; and naltrexone, which can help people reduce heavy drinking. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health, is the primary U.S. agency for conducting and supporting research on the causes, con-sequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and alco-hol problems. NIAAA also disseminates research findings to general, professional, and academic audiences. Addi-tional alcohol research information and publications are available at www.niaaa.nih.gov. Q
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Bisphosphonates such as Fosomax o r Boniva have caused serious bone healing issues, so it is imperative that you informyour dentist if on any of these medications. If you have taken or are currently taking any medicine for osteoporosis and have dental surgery coming up, you may wan t to submit for a simple test to see if you cansafely be treated. The morning fasting serum CTX test measures bone turnover. Normal values are usually well over 300 pg/ml, and 150pg / ml is the benchmark. If you have a valueover 150 pg/ml, you are safe to undergo dental treatment. If, however, your score fallsbelow this value, you are at risk of having complications with treatment. You can opt for a six-month drug holiday, which means you suspend taking the medication for 6 months and retake the test. If your value improves to over 150 pg/ml Â— great! If not, have another drug holiday of sixmonths and retest again. To learn more, visit PGAdentistry.com Dr. Jay Ajmo earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Emory University School of Dentistry in1986. He is an active member of The AmericanAcademy of Cosmetic Dentistry and designated Master Cosmetic Dentist by the Rosenthal Institutefor Aesthetic Dentistry. HeÂ’s been awarded DiplomateCertification from the International Congress of OralImplantologists, Diplomate from the American DentalImplant Association and a Mastership from the MischInternational Implant Institute. HeÂ’s a member o f The American Academy of Oral Implantologists.Dr.Ajmo is Board Certified in IV sedation and maintains an active membership with the American Society o f Dental Anesthesiology. Osteoporosis and dental care Jay L. Ajmo D.D.S.,P.A.PGA Center for Advanced Dentistry7100 Fairway Dr. Suite 59Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418rrsWWW0'!DENTISTRYCOM Good Samaritan cancer institute gives first investigational ovarian cancer vaccine SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYFlorida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, located on the campus of Good Samaritan Medi-cal Center, recently enrolled its first patient to receive an investigational tumor-based personalized vaccine for advanced ovarian cancer. Doctors Howard Goodman and Daniel Spitz of FCS have collaborated with Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers in Dallas to bring the Adjuvant Autolo-gous Tumor Cell Vaccine (FANG) to the Palm Beach area. ÂBy using this investigational vaccine on prospective patients we are opening up new options for advanced stages of ovarian cancer,ÂŽ said Mark Nosacka, Good Samaritan Medical Center CEO, in a prepared statement. ÂWe are pleased to be able to work in conjunction with the physicians at the Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, who along with Good Samaritan Medical Center, are dedicated to finding new methods to help those diagnosed with this dis-ease.ÂŽ The vaccine is designed to elicit a robust immune response and has been shown to significantly prolong the recurrence time in advanced stage ovarian cancer patients by more than one year compared to patients who received standard of care. Interim analysis of the Phase II randomized study was presented at the 2013 annu-al meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy in Salt Lake City, Utah, in an oral presen-tation titled, "Randomized Phase II Trial of Adjuvant Autologous Tumor Cell Vaccine (FANG) for High Risk III/IV Ovarian Cancer: Preliminary results," by Neil Senzer, M.D. of the Mary Crowley Cancer Research Cen-ters. The preliminary results were from a randomized study that enrolled 17 patients in Dallas with stage III or stage IV ovarian cancer Â„ the most advanced stages of the disease in which the cancer has spread to other organs. Twelve patients received the FANG personalized vaccine plus standard treatment, and five patients received only the standard treatment consisting of tumor removal and che-motherapy. The primary endpoint of the study is time to recurrence. At the interim analysis, a positive tumor immune response as mea-sured by enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT) analysis was observed in 71 percent of the FANG treatment group. The mean time to recurrence from start of treatment for patients receiving FANG was 470 days com-pared to the group receiving standard of care, which had a mean time to recurrence of 193 days. FANG was very well tolerated with no signifi-cant adverse effects reported. ÂThese Phase II results suggest that FANG may be very promising as a potential treatment for ovarian cancer in a patient population des-perately in need of better treatment options," said Dr. Howard Goodman. The Cancer Institute at Good Samaritan Medical Center offers advanced oncological diagnostics, counseling and treatment in a calm, soothing atmosphere. Florida Cancer Special-ists and Research Institute at Good Samaritan Medical Center is the larg-est independent oncology/hematol-ogy practice in the United States. Florida Cancer Specialists is cur-rently participating in other targeted therapy trials that coincide with the Mary Crowley Ovarian FANG trial, providing patients the highest stan-dard of care available today. For addi-tional information about this clinical trial, contact Ryan Lieber at 308-9830. Good Samaritan Medical Center is a 333-bed acute care hospital, which has been providing medical care to Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast for over 90 years. To learn more about Good Samaritan Medical Center, or to find a doc-tor, see goodsamaritanmc.com or call 655-5511. Q
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A20 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Located on the SE corner of US Highway One and PGA Boulevard next to Paris in Town561.799.1878 www.thebackporchstore.com :_Z[nehnl[hnmbjn^pbmaZZbk_hkma^ngbjn^ Voted #1 Best Houseware Store in the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast. Monday Friday 10 5 Saturday 10 2 Closed Sunday Come see our "Cookie Maker" and "Cookie Taster" Holiday Aprons The lifestyles of the uber-wealthyFifty years ago, there were very few billionaires and being a millionaire was quite a distinction. The first person to fit this category of wealth was the businessman and philan-thropist John D. Rockefeller in 1916. The two entities that focus on the billionaire rank and file are Forbes and Wealth-X. Per the inaugural report of UBS and Wealth-XÂs Billionaire Census 2013, there are now 2,170 billionaires in the world with a combined net worth of $6.5 trillion. Even within this group, there is a concentration at the very top; the uber-wealthy number 111 and each has a net worth exceeding $10 billion and, combined, have a net worth of $1.9 trillion. (Wealth Â…X, Nov. 6, 2013, ÂFirst Global Census Shows Record of 2,170 Bil-lionaires WorldwideÂŽ and ÂThe Wealth-X Guide to Being a BillionaireÂŽ) This elite group predominantly (some 766 or one-third) live in Europe, but the largest concentration of billionaire assets ($2.1 trillion) is held by those domiciled in North America. The country with the largest number of billionaires is the U.S., followed by China. The billionaire popula-tion grew 0.5 percent (2012 year over year) and their assets grew 5.3 percent in 2013 through the date of the study. The greatest degree of growth in asset size, 13 percent and population, 3.7 percent, came out of China. At those growth rates, it is specu-lated that China will catch North Ameri-caÂs billionaire overall rankings within five years. Obviously, the Chinese billionaire rank and file grew through business startups; it is well understood that most of these entrepreneurial efforts were achieved with the assistance of political connections. The non-Chinese billionaires have ben-efited from the appreciation in asset values since 2009; asset values have grown from a combined level of $3.1 trillion to $6.5 Â„currently more than 100 percent growth in four years. Some other interesting facts from the census about billionaires: Q ÂDespite popular notions of billionaires being jet-setting, cosmopolitan indi-viduals, most billionaires are still based in the same locations where they were raised.ÂŽ It is not just billionaire Warren Buffet who remains in his hometown in Nebraska. Q Â60 percent of billionaires are selfmade, while 40 percent inherited their wealth or grew their fortunes from inheri-tance.ÂŽ The top four billionaires (Bill Gates, Carlos Slim, Amani Ortega and Warren Buffet), each having more than $50 billion, are self-made; four of the top 10 billionaires (the Walton family associated with Walmart) inherited their fortunes. And there are some interesting aspects to their demographics and lifestyles according to the Wealth X census. Obvi-ously most, 87 percent, are male. ÂOnly 17 percent of female billionaires are selfmade, while 71 percent gained their for-tunes through inheritance.ÂŽ Some 96 live in NYC; 75 in Hong Kong; and 74 in Russia. Schooling is widely diverse but the great-est concentration was, first, Harvard, and second, University of Penn sylv ania. Though most still live in their hometowns, they, on average, each own four properties worth $78 million on average. Interestingly, they allocate a dispropor-tionate amount of their wealth to their collection of toys, with yachts being the toy of choice. On average they spend an equivalent amount ($78 million) on their yachts as they have spent on their collec-tive homes. However, as their toys and tastes extend to jets, cars and art, they have invested much more into the ancillary ele-ments of their lifestyles than their core house holdings. Per ForbesÂ March 2013 list of 2012Âs list of billionaires, ÂThe U.S. is home to 442 billionaires Âƒ (some) 320 more than ChinaÂƒÂŽ There are 31 billionaires domi-ciled in Florida; Most are investors, real estate developers and corporate founders. Of the worldÂs top 10 billionaires, four are descendants of Sam Walton. The top billionaire is Bill Gates; his friend Warren Buffet comes in at a strong fourth position. Larry Ellison (founder of Oracle) ranks fifth; and Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon) ranks 10th. Household names that quick-ly follow after the top 10 include Steve Ballmer (Microsoft), Market Zuckerberg (Facebook), Carl Icahn (businessman and investor), Ralph Lauren (fashion magnate) and Rupert Murdoch (News Corp/20th Century Fox). Total world household wealth is expected to rise by almost 50 percent in the next five years from $223 trillion in 2012 to $330 trillion in 2017. It is clear that the worldÂs uber-wealthy have been beneficiaries of the monetary policies of the worldÂs central bankers, including the Federal Reserve, and ben-eficiaries of corpoarate globalization and expansion of international trade. Mon-etary policies simply assisted those who have financial assets and those who own publicly traded businesses, assets in which many of the uber-wealthy hold to a great degree. It would seem that these pathways to billionaire wealth will con-tinue. Those who serve the very wealthy, those who sell product to the super wealthy and those locations that attract the super wealthy all might be beneficia-ries of such billionaire wealth. 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. a C l c y a jeannette SHOWALTER CFA showalter@ww fsyst ems.com MONEY & INVESTING
Selecting 25 nonprofit organizations in charity-rich Palm Beach County took orga-nizers of The Gardens MallÂs silver-anni-versary campaign more than six months. While each of the groups that made the cut for the Â25 Years of GivingÂŽ cam-paign has a mission that matches the mallÂs philanthropic model, that didnÂt make the process any easier. ÂThere are so many worthwhile charities in Palm Beach County,ÂŽ said Michele Jacobs, the mallÂs corporate director of marketing and operations. ÂWe realized that there were three buckets, for lack of a better word, and the three buckets were art and culture, childrenÂs charities and health and wellness. Those are the three types of charities that we traditionally support. Then, we fine-tuned the list. It was very hard to pick, to be honest with you.ÂŽ Â25 Years of GivingÂŽ will kick off in January with a special reception in the mallÂs Grand Court. Each charity will receive 10 invitations to give to donors, board mem-bers, volunteers, media representatives and others in the community. ÂWeÂre hoping itÂs an opportunity for the 25 charities to network, get to know each other,ÂŽ Ms. Jacobs said. The highlight of the evening will take place when the mall reveals 25 special gifts tailored toward each organizationÂs cause. ÂThey know that a surprise is coming, but they donÂt know what it is,ÂŽ Ms. Jacobs hinted. Throughout the year, the selected nonprofits will benefit from fundraisers that include everything from cocktail parties to culinary contests to fashion shows Â„ all within the 1.4 million-square-foot mall. ÂWeÂre very grateful to have these artistic, health and wellness organizations in the community that make the quality of our life better,ÂŽ Ms. Jacobs said. ÂWe are constantly inspired by them, so anything we can do to help them and help their missions, we think, is a good thing.ÂŽ The Gardens Mall opened in 1988, at the beginnings of Palm Beach GardensÂ renais-sance from a largely undeveloped bedroom community into a business powerhouse and entertainment destination. As each year passed, scrubland made way for shopping centers and restaurant complexes, corporate headquarters and housing communities. ÂWe wanted to find a significant way to celebrate the anniversary in north county because we feel like weÂve been there through all the growth and development,ÂŽ Ms. Jacobs said. During its ascent to world-class retailing, The Gardens Mall shared its space with local nonprofits and nurtured partnerships with The Salvation Army Â„ the Angel Tree has a home near the Sears entrance each holiday season; Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Â„ the mall serves as an official registration site for the event; and Scripps Florida Â„ the well-attended CELLebrate Science in March again will feature Dr. Mehmet Oz. The Â25 Years of GivingÂŽ cam-paign represents an effort to give exposure to other organizations that need it. Among them: the Palm Beach County Food Bank. ÂMany people have no idea that there is hunger in paradise,ÂŽ said Perry Borman, the food bankÂs executive director. ÂWe want more people to know about the issue, what the Palm Beach County Food Bank is doing to meet the needs, what other organiza-tions are doing, and what mall-goers can do to help.ÂŽ The food bank provides millions of pounds of food, at no cost, to a network of more than 90 organizations on the front-lines of hunger relief in the county. Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyÂs Palm Beach Area chapter also will share the spotlight next year with the other charities in its quest to fund a cure for blood cancers. ÂIt helps tremendously for us to get the word out on what we do and how we do it,ÂŽ said Pam Payne, the chapterÂs executive director. ÂThe more people know of our services and commitment to our mission, the more support we can hopefully gener-ate. Our new tag line is ÂSomeday is Today.Â We truly believe that we will find a cure, and that someday is today.ÂŽ Joining the aforementioned nonprofits in the Â25 Years of GivingÂŽ campaign: Ameri-can Heart Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Easter Seals Flor-ida, Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Family Promise, Girls II Women, Historical Society of Palm Beach County, Hospice of Palm Beach County Founda-tion, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Maltz Jupiter The-atre, March of Dimes, Prader-Willi Classic, Quantum House, Sari Center, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, The ARC of Palm Beach County, WXEL and Wounded Warriors of South Florida. Q BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY PALM BEACH COUNTY COMMERCE WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 A21 Charity pickingSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ The Gardens Mall brings new audience to nonprofits participating in Â‘25 Years of GivingÂ’ COURTESY PHOTOSABOVE AND LEFT: The Â“25 Years of GivingÂ” campaign bene ts an array of charities, including those that help the hungry. >> What: Special reception for Â“25 Years of GivingÂ” campaign >> When: Jan. 25 >> Where: The Gardens MallÂ’s Grand Court, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens >> Cost: By invitation >> Info: 775-7750 or thegardensmall.com.
A22 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Picture it: Three days before Christmas and youÂve still got to bake your great-grandmaÂs cookies, do some 11th-hour shopping, scrub the house, pick up relatives from the airport, and Â„ oh, yes Â„ finish up that year-end marketing report and field a couple of client calls. You know the holidays arenÂt going to be Norman Rock-well perfect. YouÂve accepted that. Still, it sure would be great if you could at least leave work behind this year and just enjoy (endure?) your family and friends, wouldnÂt it? Brian Moran says you donÂt have to show up late to your childÂs holiday play because youÂre tying up a work project, or run off to check your e-mail while the tur-key gets cold. You just need to muster up some discipline and think about time in a different way. ÂSuccessful people work with great focus and intention, and they play the same way,ÂŽ says Mr. Moran, co-author along with Michael Lennington of the New York Times best seller ÂThe 12Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 MonthsÂŽ (Wiley, $23, www.12weekyear.com). ÂWhen theyÂre working theyÂre really working, and when they take time off, they make the absolute most of that time.ÂŽ The reason most people end up working during their holiday time off, Mr. Moran maintains, is not that they just have so much to do that they can never take a break. ItÂs that they arenÂt work-ing with intention when they have the opportunity Â„ and thus, they arenÂt executing effectively. In their book, Mr. Moran and Mr. Lennington offer a new way to think about time and how you use it. In a nutshell, plan your goals in a 12-week year rather than a 12-month year. When you do so, youÂre far more likely to feel a healthy sense of urgency that gets you focused, they say. Here are a few essential tips for getting through the holidays without hav-ing work take over. Q Picture the perfect holiday. Pigging out on grandmaÂs apple pie. Sing-ing carols with your kids. Cheering on your favorite football team. Whatever your favorite things about the holidays are, visions of them should drive you through the hard work youÂll have to get done before the office shuts down for the holidays. ÂYour personal vision is what creates an emotional connection to the daily actions that need to take place in your business,ÂŽ Mr. Moran says. Q Create a pre-holiday season plan. With the holidays right around the cor-ner, you donÂt have 12 weeks to work with. But thatÂs OK, Mr. Moran says. The same principles you would use to make a 12-week plan can be used to plan out the weeks left before the holidays are in full swing. Working from a plan has three distinct benefits: It reduces mistakes. It saves time. And it provides focus. Q Resign yourself to being uncomfortable NOW so you can be comfort-able LATER. Without a compelling rea-son to choose otherwise, most people will take comfortable actions over uncomfortable ones. This is just human nature. Prob-lem is, the uncomfortable tasks you avoided prior to your holiday break are precisely the ones that will blow up, get out of control or just keep you worry-ing while youÂre trying to enjoy some time off. Q Make the most of performance time and down time. Establish strategic blocks, buffer blocks and breakout blocks. A strategic block is uninter-rupted time scheduled into each week (you accept no phone calls, no faxes, no e-mails, no visitors, no anything). Buffer blocks are when you deal with unplanned and low-value activities (most e-mail and voicemail, for exam-ple) that arise throughout a typical day. And breakout blocks are your time to rest and rejuvenate. Breakout blocks are extremely important in the frantic rush leading up to the holidays, Mr. Moran stresses. ÂAllow yourself some down time,ÂŽ he says. ÂEven before your time off, you need to schedule time to refresh and reinvigo-rate, so you can continue to engage with more focus and energy.ÂŽ Q DonÂt go it alone. ItÂs likely that in your network of colleagues and friends, you arenÂt the only one who is a) hop-ing to have a work-free holiday break, and b) currently working frantically to make that goal possible. And if thatÂs the case, team up with them. The peer support you receive will be invaluable in your pursuit of the perfect holiday season. ÂBut there is a caveat,ÂŽ Mr. Moran adds. ÂWho you asso-ciate with matters. Stay away from victims and excuse mak-ers. Treat that mindset like a deadly, contagious disease.ÂŽ Q Isolate yourself from modern day distractions. DonÂt let smartphones, social media and the Internet dis-tract you from your higher-value activities. Q Make a keystone commitment for your holiday break. Rather than building a tactical plan, identify a keystone or core action and commit to completing it every day of your holiday time off. ÂYour keystone commitment might be making breakfast for your family every morning Â„ something you donÂt get to do during a normal work week,ÂŽ Mr. Moran suggests. ÂOr you might commit to doing a different holiday activity with your family each dayÂ„driving around to look at Christmas lights or going to a candlelight service or working in the local soup kitchen. Q Â„ Brian Moran and Michael Lennington are CEO and vice president, respectively, of The Execution Company, an organization committed to improving the performance and enhancing the quality of life for leaders and entrepreneurs.Bestseller tells you how you can get everything doneSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ MORAN LENNINGTON
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 NEWS A23 PGA NATIONAL RESORT & SPA, PALM BEACH GARDENS thehondaclassic.com HOLIDAY GIFT FORE THE GOLFER TWO Â“CLASSIC VALUE PACKSÂ” FOR THE PRICE OF ONE( Limited number available. Offer valid until December 31, 2013. ) A STYLISH COMPETITION WITH A FLAIR FOR THE DRAMATIC. MICHAEL THOMPSON DEFENDING CHAMPION LEE WESTWOOD FOUNDERS CLUB PARTNER FEBRUARY 24 Â– MARCH 2, 2014 GolfÂs greatest stars collide with golfÂs greatest savings.Get two books of tickets for all six days of the tournament, a one-day parking pass and over $400 in savings, for only $125. Event proceeds beneÂ“ t South Florida ChildrenÂs Charities. Visit thehondaclassic.com or call 866 8honda8 for package details and more information. A home for the holidays Mangrove Bay's gingerbread house spices up the season BY AMY WOODSawoods@Â” oridaweekly.comFifty pounds of sugar. Thirty dozen eggs. Three gallons of molasses. And a sinful amount of shortening. Those main ingredients, along with more than two months of stirring, beating, mixing and preheating the oven to 350 degrees, have resulted in the creation of a nine-foot-tall ginger-bread house on display at Mangr ove Bay in Jupiter. "Everybody's been drooling at the front desk," said Ann Malachowski, director of dining services at the retirement community. "As soon as you walk in the door, you get hit with that smell." Mouths water at the sight of the made-from-scratch structure towering over the lobby. While residents might get the understandable urge to take a bite out of the seemingly edible abode, they will have to satisfy their sweet tooths else-where. "I wouldn't recommend [eating] it," said Mangrove Bay Chef Billy Rainha, the concoction's architect, engineer and builder. "I started the frame of that thing on Oct. 1, and I've been baking ever since. It's not a good idea." The 36-square-foot dessert debuted Dec. 2 during an official unveiling attended by more than 150. The audi-ence of amazed onlookers included not only residents but also their chil-dren and grandchildren. A Mangr ove Bay tradition for nine years, the gin-gerbread house sports a chateau-inspired theme. "I get different ideas," Mr. Rainha said. "This year, I did the roof a lot steeper than I did it last year. It's pretty." The boxy baked good features red, light-brown and dark-brown, brick-shaped cookies mortared together by more than 100 pounds of homemade buttercr eam icing. Its roof resembles the lauze-style design that tops the elegant retreats of France, with large, irregularly broken pieces of stone formed from flour and infused with allspice, cinnamon, cl ove and nutmeg. "I thought last year's [gingerbread house] was beautiful, but this year, it is magnificent," Mangrove Bay resi-dent Frank Harris said. "I keep walking by and smelling the fragrance. It's absolutely wonderful." No one bigger than a toddler could enter the arched front door, above which a bow-adorned wreath hangs. Pots of red poinsettias surround the impressive pastry. "I get a lot of hugs," Mr. Rainha admitted. "The residents Â„ they're kind of blown away. They can't believe it. It's awesome." After the unveiling, a ceremony highlighted by a Mangrove Bay Glee Club performance took place. The singers, a pianist and a horn player belted out 14 Christmas carols, and the evening concluded with a tree-lighting. To prevent the crowd from pillaging the property in search of a tasty crumb, Mr. Rainha served ginger-bread cookies. "You can smell it, you can really smell it," he said. "The minute you walk in, you smell gin-gerbread. It sets off a nice aroma for the whole lobby area, and it's a nice display, as well." Two dozen miniature cupcakes line the top of the roof and trim all four sides. The exterior dcor also comprises hundreds of Her-shey Kisses, dozens of candy canes and bunches of cinnamon sticks. "I wanted it to be very cartoony," Mr. Rainha said. "I wanted it to be colorful." For two months, he put Mangr ove Bay's commercial kitchen to the test while working on the wintry whim-sy. He not-so-secretly constructed it behind a curtain. "You can hear people talking because they can smell it," Mr. Rainha said. "It's a couple hundred pounds of gingerbread. It's interesting to hear what they said." Kathy Wise, Mangrove Bay's executive director, said if the gingerbread house sold on the market, it would fetch $5,000. "It goes all the way to the ceiling," Ms. Wise said. When the holiday season comes to an end, Mr. Rainha will tear down the tart. "We have to take it apart," Ms. Wise said. "It goes in the Dumpster. If you know somebody who wants it, we would love to give it to someone." Q Â„ Nina Cusmano contributed to this report. PHOTOS BY NINA CUSMANO/FLORIDAWEEKLY Mangrove Bay Chef Billy Rainha started working on his gingerbread house on Oct. 1 Mangrove Bay residents and employees watch the unveiling of the gingerbread house. Detail of the roof of the Man-grove Bay gingerbread house.
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A28 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYIt will be the biggest structure on the campus at 26,450 square feet and completes the third phase of a multi-year capital campaign, We Will! Build in Faith. Construction began in July and is slated to take 14 months. So far, $7.8 mil-lion of the $10 million needed to fund the center has been raised. ItÂs the latest in a long line of projects that have been underway at St. MarkÂs over the last few years. But to truly understand what makes St. MarkÂs tick, peer behind the curtain and meet some of the people who make it run. Folks like the Rev. Jim Cook, rec-tor, whoÂs been head of the parish since 2007. Or longtime parishioner Mar-lene Everitt, whoÂs had to dial back her involvement of late, but who neverthe-less is promoting a December concert at the church. Or Lynne Mullins, the schoolÂs director of enrollment, an origi-nal member of the school staff when it was founded in 1979. Their experiences, woven together, create the tapestry that is todayÂs St. MarkÂs. A welcoming approachThe Rev. Cook is an affable man who believes in the power of community. He doesnÂt want St. MarkÂs, which has 1,300 parishioners, to be limited to those who sit in the pews each week or in the classrooms each day. In fact, he views the new Staluppi Center as a means to provide new, creative ways to do minis-try, he said. ÂWe want them (community) here. There is always an activity going on here,ÂŽ the Rev. Cook said. Indeed, the youth center and gymnasium across the street from the church/school campus that was completed in August 2011 has provided myriad oppor-tunities not only for students to excel in the middle-school sports programs such as flag football, soccer and cheer-leading, but for community groups such as SNAP, or the Special Needs and BUILDINGFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOThis rendering shows the Staluppi Center, a multi-purpose parish hall that will include space for a coffee shop, bookstore and classrooms. It will be St. MarkÂ’s biggest structure. Above: St. MarkÂ’s high school youth mission work.Left: Demolition of the old church and school office for Phase III. A s w L o o
Autism Program, to use the space as a meeting place. The Rev. Cook tells the story of a woman who was regularly visiting the Peace Chapel on campus Â„ which was completed in August 2012 and is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week Â„ praying that she would learn the fate of her son who had gone missing. She had no affiliation with the church or the school. Word eventually came that her son had been found but was dead. She asked the Rev. Cook if she could hold the funeral in the Peace Chapel. He didnÂt hesitate. ÂThatÂs what church should be about,ÂŽ he said. HeÂs also proud of the work the vestry Â„ the governing body of the church Â„ has done in the face of adversity. Near the beginning of the recession, in 2009, it voted to forge ahead with a capital campaign for building the gym, Peace Chapel, administrative offices and par-ish hall, kicking it off in 2010. ÂThey took some risk in pretty dark times. ItÂs inspiring to be part of a com-munity willing to do that in a culture of Âno.Â God will provide if we participate,ÂŽ Rev. Cook said. Ms. Everitt, who joined St. MarkÂs in the late 1990s, agrees. She remembered a time, after the first rector left but before the Rev. Cook came on board, when uncertainty reigned. ÂWe were afraid of change. But it was either the status quo or change,ÂŽ she said. Now that St. MarkÂs is thriving, it shows, Ms. Everitt said. ÂItÂs incredible the positive response we get from the community, city, hospi-tal (Palm Beach Gardens Medical Cen-ter is across the street from St. MarkÂs). People are noticing the energy and that begets more energy. ItÂs been an incred-ible journey,ÂŽ she said. Her motto: donÂt be afraid to get involved. SheÂs served on the vestry, as junior and senior warden, as an usher and as a member of the school board, all while maintaining a full time job as an assistant Palm Beach County attorney. ÂPeople are often afraid of involvement, shy away from it, are reluctant,ÂŽ she said. But the old saying is true: the more you put into it the more you get out of it. ÂVisitors come here and stay. ThatÂs what faith is all about. You canÂt help but feel GodÂs presence here; amazing things happen,ÂŽ she said. Sherlock Elliot, senior warden, is another parishioner who felt the tug to contribute more to St. MarkÂs. As senior warden, an Episcopalian term, Mr. Elliot heads the vestry. But he never dreamed heÂd be so heavily involved in church affairs when he and his wife first joined the parish in 2007. It was a combination of two things, he said, that persuaded him to take on more responsibility. The first was a volunteer mission to Paho-kee, alongside other vestry members, where the group spruced up properties, picked up trash and painted one hot August Saturday morning. ÂI was impressed with the turn out,ÂŽ Mr. Elliot said. The second was a social fundraiser at Ms. EverittÂs house. He felt very com-fortable among church members, like he belonged, he said. ÂThe people were not pretentious, they were genuine, down to earth,ÂŽ he said. At some churches, newcomers are not always welcome, as in, Âif you havenÂt been here long enough thereÂs no room for you,Â he said. That was never the case with St. MarkÂs. HeÂs also proud to say his daughter is enrolled in St. MarkÂs School. And heÂs been pleased to serve with the Rev. Cook at the helm. ÂJim has had a profound impact on a lot of people here. He has respect as a leader,ÂŽ Mr. Elliot said. An investment manager by trade, Mr. Elliot has been equally impressed with the level of business experience he has witnessed at St. MarkÂs. ÂThereÂs a business acumen here that IÂve never seen before on the nonprofit level,ÂŽ he said. Educating the whole childThe funny thing about St. MarkÂs School is itÂs mostly made up of parents of students who simply stuck around after their children completed their educations. It was that way for head of school Donna Bradley, ditto for Kelee Shilling, communications coordinator. Today there are 464 students enrolled in pre-K2 to eighth grade, which is divided into a lower school and a mid-dle school. The focus is on educating the whole child, which is the signature of an Episcopalian school, Ms. Bradley said. ÂSt. MarkÂs is a community committed to ensuring that its students are prepared to live as active, faith-filled, contributing members of a global soci-ety,ÂŽ she said. The school is known for its academic excellence. Last year, the cur-riculum was re-written to include dif-ferentiated instruction, which meets childrenÂs needs wherever they are, Ms. Bradley explained. And a team of evaluators from the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council conducted the schoolÂs five-year accreditation last school year, a rigorous process, the educators agreed. The school, which has 102 staff members, including 60 teachers, also offers sports programs for boys and girls, extracurricular events and assemblies. Moving forward, all agree that the new Staluppi Center Â„ named after John and Jeanette Staluppi of Palm Beach Gar-dens, who donated $1.5 million toward building it and who have two grandchil-dren enrolled at the school Â„ is going to give them room to increase program offerings, including new middle-school science labs, band and art rooms and a new gym. ÂWe are maxed out,ÂŽ with available space and programming at this time said Ms. Mullins. St. MarkÂs students go on to attend Suncoast High School, Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Oxbridge Academy, among others. Colleges attended by graduates include Columbia, Cornell, Harvard and the University of Notre Dame, among others. Of course the students donÂt necessarily appreciate the education theyÂre receiving while enrolled at the school, but they sure appreciate it once they graduate and move onto higher educa-tion, Ms. Mullins said. The students need certain skill sets to go out in the world and the school tries to provide that, Ms. Bradley said. The school also tries to instill a sense of service in its students. For example, they work at a soup kitchen, prepare baskets for patients at Hospice and even put up decorations at holiday time for seniors or others who are homebound and canÂt do it themselves, Ms. Bradley said. ÂThis is a special place,ÂŽ she said.St. MarkÂs has numerous outreach programs including a thrift shop, a part-nership with a church in Kenya and numerous fellowship groups. For a com-plete listing, visit www.stmarkspbg.org. One of its newest offerings is a lectures series, ÂCultivating Peace,ÂŽ which began in October. St. MarkÂs is committed to be a welcoming place for all in the community. ÂWhat is yet to come that St. MarkÂs can do? St. MarkÂs has always wanted to make a difference,ÂŽ the Rev. Cook said. Q GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 NEWS A29 COURTESY PHOTOChurch and Parish Hall circa 1980.Guava Farm House 1963Peace Chapel Donors John and Jeanette Staluppi with grandchildren C.J. Lizza, front left, and Bailee Lizza. Church construction 1963
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There is a signifi-cant amount of strategizing that goes into each one. There are several different types of open houses that can be effective and ultimately sell the home, but they can be mostly segregated into two catego-ries; broker open houses and client open houses. Broker open houses are typically designed to bring brokers to the home to preview it when the home first hits the market. It gives selling bro-kers the opportunity to view the home prior to bringing a potential client and also allows neighborhood brokers to know their competition when compar-ing their listings to the particular open house they are viewing. I absolutely love these opportunities. I have found in the past that I may attend a broker open house and realize that it may fit the needs of one of my clients perfectly. I have also found that having knowledge of the other homes on the market is crucial and it is easy to compare/con-trast and sell to buyers when you have this knowledge. In my opinion, the Palm Beach board of Realtors does a magnificent job with promoting broker open houses on the Island. Every Thursday is broker open house day on the Island and many agents participate in this. Because the Island is condensed and referred to by areas, it is effortless for agents to view other homes on the market each Thurs-day. Even if I only have an hour on any given Thursday, it is possible to view several homes or condominiums for sale during that time. Each board of Realtors provides a typical Âopen houseÂŽ day, but since the properties are usually not as geographi-cally condensed, the listing brokers have to do something more unique to get other brokers to their properties. Whether it is a themed party, luncheon, or giveaway this gives other brokers an incentive to take an extra hour or so out of their day to make the open house. This past Sunday, I held an open house at Breakers West. I have had the home on the market for almost three months and have already held a broker open house. Sunday, I was focusing more on buyers. Breakers West is a gated community, which is more of a challenge to hold open houses for sev-eral reasons. Mostly because of security, but most gated communities also do not allow signs or any type of markers to guide clients to the home. In addition, because of the security factors, most gated communities are not in favor of having random buyers driving through the community. For these reasons, a broker must be prepared and advertise prior to having an open house to be cer-tain the time and money are well spent. They also have to be respectful of com-munity guidelines and security factors within the community. Then it can be hit or miss, but if prepared for properly, it can always turn out a success. The purpose of holding an open house is always to sell the home. This does not happen very often, and this is why the naysayers believe it is a waste of time. However, it does happen! It just doesnÂt happen often. When I was work-ing in the home building business and held open houses at furnished models, it happened quite frequently. But in the existing market, it rarely happens that a buyer comes in and purchases the home from the open house. But again, since it DOES and will continue to happen on occasion, myself and others continue the tradition of holding open houses. I truly believe Âit only takes oneÂŽ and my personal mentality is quality over quantity so I try to target the right areas and the right clientele for open houses. I decided to hold the open house this past weekend because most of our seasonal residents come to the area for the holiday and they bring their families with them. Also, if a buyer is out look-ing at homes on Thanksgiving week-end, most of them are pretty serious about purchasing. I thought the timing was right. I sent out direct mailers to the community targeted to a certain price point. I also sent direct mailers to outside communities that have had buyers recently purchase in Breakers West. In addition, e-blasts to personal clientele and brokers were sent, I advertised in the newspaper, in addition to sev-eral internet sites; cocoran.com, realtor.com, the multiple listing service and social media. Still, with all that preparation I had five potential clients show. It wasnÂt the best turnout or what I had anticipated. It was also a stormy, rainy day. But as I mentioned, if a buyer goes through the trouble to contact me about attending, go through security, view a home on Thanksgiving weekend, come out in the rain, then they must be serious or at least thinking of making a change in their current situation. In this case, there was one particular client that came just prior to closing the house. They were the daughter and son in law of a couple who has lived in the community for years. They had received the mailer at their parentsÂ home and decided to come and take a look. As it turns out, they have been contemplating buying for a number of years, but didnÂt feel comfortable with the volatility of the market. I am now looking into the possibility of them adding an addition to this home so they can have enough space for more family members should they decide to purchase. So did I sell the home from hosting an open house? Not yet, but it is looking favorable. Regardless, it only takes one buyer and this could be the one! Q Â„ Heather Purucker Bretzlaff is a Realtor with the Corcoran Group in Palm Beach. She can be reached at 7226136. heather PURUCKER BRETZLAFF
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A34 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY 888.684.4375 | LangRealty.com Connect on Google Plus facebook.com/langrealty twitter.com/langrealty blog.langrealty.com youtube.com/langrealtytv Palm Beach Gardens 6271 PGA Blvd. Suite 200 | Palm Beach Gardens | Florida 33418 Jupiter 601 Heritage Dr. Suite 152 | Jupiter | Florida 33458 #1 in Total Listingsfor Palm Beach County Coldwell Banker 687 Illustrated Properties 682 Corcoran 271 867 Keyes 421All reports published October 2013 based on data available at the end of September 2013. All reports presented are based on data supplied by the Realtor Association of The Palm Beaches, Jupiter, Tequesta, Hobe Sound Association of Realtors, St. Lucie Association of Realtors and RMLS (direct members). Neither the Association nor its MLS guarantees or is anyway responsible for its accuracy. Data Maintained by the Association or its MLS may not reÂ”ect all real estate activities. Current Inventory in Units 2013 YTD linda BRIGHT When selling your house, itÂ’s best to rely on professionalsWhen considering selling your home, allow yourself the opportunity to work with a trusted real estate professional to represent your property. Friends, neighbors and acquaintances with the best of intentions who con-tact you indicating they may know of a buyer for your home prior to listing your property may waste your precious time and energy. A skilled real estate professional has the experience and knowledge to direct the best potential viewings of your home to qualified buyers. When I first met with Nick and Mary they shared a prior real estate experi-ence concerning their previous sale of their home in Virginia. Previously when they were considering selling their home to move to Florida, they had made comments to their neighbors at a social gathering about the potential move. The next day, they received a phone call from their neighbor, who attended the party, stating his friend Joe was a real estate agent and had a potential buyer for their home. Nick and Mary were thrilled at the thought of a possible buyer for their home and welcomed a phone call from Joe, the recommended real estate agent with the Âbuyer.ÂŽ Nick and Mary worked all day to make sure their home showed beau-tifully for this potential buyer. Joe brought the potential buyer to view Nick and Mary's home and later con-tacted Nick and Mary with feedback from the showing the following day stating the buyer was not interested in their home, but asked if they would consider meeting with him to discuss listing their property. Nick and Mary interviewed several agents along with Joe to determine what would be best for their specific real estate needs. They made the decision to list their home in Virginia with another agent, not their neighbor Âs friend Joe. Later they found out that the real estate agent JoeÂs potential buyer was a friend of his who had no intention of purchasing real estate. Nick and Mary were disappointed they had spent the entire day cleaning and pre-paring their home for a showing with JoeÂs Âbuyer.ÂŽ They learned a valuable lesson and were glad they had followed their instincts and did the necessary research to find a qualified and trusted professional to sell their home in Vir-ginia. When I met with Nick and Mary to list their home in Palm Beach Gardens, they shared with me they had decided to move back to Virginia to be closer to their family. Nick and Mary let me know they had received a phone call from a neighbor, Shelly, regarding their home. Their neighbor Shelly indicated that a real estate agent had approached her, a per-son she was friendly with, and said he had a buyer for Nick and MaryÂs home in Palm Beach Gardens. The agent suggested to Shelly she should contact Nick and Mary and advise them he had a buyer for them. Shelly was so enthu-siastic to think she may be helping her neighbors she contacted them with the information the same day. Shelly knew they had missed their family and were considering moving back to Virginia. The phone call from Shelly sounded all-too-familiar to Nick and Mary as they remembered their experience in Virginia. Nick and Mary had already signed a listing agreement with me, and their home was going on the market the very next day. Apparently, the agent who indicated to the neighbor Shelly that he had a ÂbuyerÂŽ for their home in Palm Beach Gardens never produced a Âbuyer.ÂŽ It is important to work with a dependable real estate professional to represent you when selling your prop-erty. It is best not to react too quickly when friends and neighbors contact you indicating they may know of a buyer for your home prior to listing your property. Allowing your home the opportunity to be viewed by several buyers and receive the highest and best offer is the most desirable position for a seller to be in. Q Â„ Linda Bright is a real estate professional with Mirasol Realty Operated by Fite Shavell & Associates, email@example.com, 629-4995.
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A must see! $2,750 PER MONTH CALL: ROBIN CARRADINI 5618186188 tntHBSEFOT!MBOHSFBMUZDPN www.langrealty.com 1("#PVMFWBSEr4VJUFt1BMN#FBDI(BSEFOT )FSJUBHF%Sr4VJUFt+VQJUFS RIVERBEND TEQUESTA Rarely available 1st Â”oor end unit 3 Bedroom townhouse with stunning long golf views. Immaculately maintained with newer a/c and appliances, plantation shutters and ÂÂRainguardÂÂ windows.Riverbend offers Fazio designed golf course NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED! $132,900 CALL: HELEN GOLISCH 5613717433 NEW LISTINGANNUAL RENT AL ANNUAL RENTAL KOVEL: ANTIQUESQuackery keepsakes popular topics of conversation BY TERRY AND KIM KOVELSpecial to Florida WeeklyHundreds of reproduction phrenology heads are sold online, although few under-stand what the word phrenology means. It was not a medical theory or a science, but rather a way to ÂdetermineÂŽ the char-acter and temperament of a person. In 1796, a German physician, Franz Joseph Gall, began teaching a discipline he called phrenology Â„ the study of a patient based on the bumps on the patientÂs head. Gall said there were 27 different bumps, each caused by the brain mass inside the skull. He called each bump an Âorgan,ÂŽ and very soon prints and 3-D ceramic heads covered with ÂmapsÂŽ of the brain were produced Â„ all of them collectible today. From about 1810 to 1840, phrenol-ogy was widely accepted. From the mea-surement of the skull and the size of the ÂorganÂŽ inside, Gall claimed to identify character traits. For example, he said that all women had undeveloped organs for success as artists or sci-entists, but that their other organs indicated they were religious and good at child care. Bumps also could indicate a criminal nature, risk-tak-ing, combativeness, love of life or self-esteem. Phrenology even-tually was debunked as a pseudoscience and has few followers today. But the heads are popular conversa-tion pieces. Phrenology items recently offered for sale online included an iron inkwell stand topped by a 6-inch-high milk glass head with appropriate marks, six differ-ent styles of busts marked with black lines showing the Âorgans,ÂŽ and charts old and new. You also can find instru-ments to measure the bumps, and even a bicycle helmet painted with the names of the bumps. A bump over the top of the front of the right ear, just about where the sidepiece of your eyeglasses would sit, indicates acquisitiveness, a trait needed by every collector. Q: I have two chairs that each have a metal plate underneath that reads ÂMade in England by Jaycee Furniture Ltd., Brighton, SussexÂŽ and another that reads ÂMade in England expressly for Carson Pirie Scott and Co.ÂŽ I would like to sell them. Can you tell me what theyÂre worth? A: Jaycee Furniture made reproduction furniture in traditional styles. The company was founded by Jack Cohen in 1947 and closed in 1998. Carson Pirie Scott & Co. was a furniture store headquartered in Chicago. It started when Samuel Carson and John Pirie founded a dry-goods store in Amboy, Ill., in 1854. The company moved to Chicago during the late 1860s. It became Carson Pirie Scott & Co. when Robert Scott became a partner in 1890. The company still is in business, now operating under the name CarsonÂs. The labels on your chairs suggest they were sold after 1950. The chairs would sell as useful pieces of furniture, but not as antiques. The price probably will be less than half the cost of a similar new chair. Q: I have a couple of vintage issues of a French comic book titled ÂLes Pieds Nickeles.ÂŽ Is there a collecting club for this sort of thing? A: The French comic strip titled ÂLes Pieds NickelesÂŽ (loosely translated as ÂThe Nickel-Plated Feet GangÂŽ) was first published in 1908. The strips must have been collected later for publication as comic books. Several U.S. auctions specialize in selling old comic books, although yours is not well-known here and wonÂt be high-priced. One club for collectors is the Comic Book Collectors Club (ComicBookCollectorsClub.com). Q: In 1973, I was working for the post office in Whitewater, Calif. When the post office moved into a trailer, all of its furniture was sold or tossed. I was lucky enough to buy a wooden postal sorting table for $5. It includes a mail-sorting case with 100 small cubbyholes four rows of 25. The table is 70 inches long by 26 inches deep. Including the case, itÂs 64 inches high. The case is stamped on the back: Â516-B Carriers Routing Case & Table, Property of the Post Office Dept., from Corbin CabÂt. Lock Co., New Britain, Conn., 1929.ÂŽ We consider it a family heir-loom, but would like to know what you think of it. A: Corbin Cabinet Lock Co. was founded in 1882 and still is in business. Today itÂs owned by the Eastern Co., based in Wheeling, Ill. Corbin sold all sorts of locks, post office boxes and postal furni-ture to the U.S. Post Office Dept. (now called the U.S. Postal Service). The 1929 date on the back of your case probably is the date the piece was made. Collectors hunt for old post office furniture like your case-table. It could sell for more than $1,000 if itÂs in excellent condition. Tip: DonÂt buy collectors something for their collection. Buy a book about the collectible or something related to the collection, like a T-shirt picturing a bank for a bank collector. Q 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. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of photographs, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. 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. This 19th-century American inkwell is topped by a 6-inch milk glass phrenology head. The head is marked with the Â“organsÂ” that were once thought to indicate a personÂ’s character. The inkwell was offered for $1,500 at a fall 2013 CowanÂ’s auction in Cincinnati. Antiques events offer shopping alternatives SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Yes, itÂs December, and shoppers may be focused on big-box stores, but antiques events in our own area offer an opportunity to find that certain some-one something different: Antique Row Holiday Stroll/Toys for Tots Annual Event Â„ Enjoy holiday treats, music and more while shop-ping at the tony boutiques and antiques shops of this popular district. ItÂs 5-8:30 p.m. Dec. 13 along South Dixie Highway between Belvedere Road and South-ern Boulevard. Free admission with one unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Info: westpalmbeachantiques.com. West Palm Beach Antique & Flea Market Â„ Visit the West Palm Beach Green Market, then stroll a block north to this fun street market, which is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays on Narcissus Avenue, north of Banyan Boulevard. For information, search Facebook or call 561-670-7473. James & Jeffrey Estate Sale Â„ The long-time shop from Antique Row will sell items from the Tiziani estate 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 14-15, 5704 Georgia Ave., West Palm Beach; jamesandjeffrey.com. The Lincoln Road Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market of Miami Beach Â„ This long-running market is 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 22 along Miami BeachÂs Lin-coln Road. ItÂs free and you never know what youÂll find; antiquecollectiblemar-ket.com. Q SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY See all manner of vintage finery during Antique RowÂ’s annual holiday stroll in West Palm Beach.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY B1 INSIDE Meet SinclairÂ’s chef Ricky Gopeesingh marries Indian, French and Caribbean styles. B23 XOnstageOur critic reviews shows at Palm Beach Dramaworks, Maltz. B10, B14 XSocietySee who was out and about in Palm Beach County. B12-13, B22 X Sandy Days, Salty NightsMaybe a dating app isnÂ’t as off-base as we thought. B2 X Chris Isaak has known for a long time that he wanted to do a CD of his ver-sions of songs by the early rock ÂnÂ roll artists that inspired his own music. Not only did Mr. Isaak want to pay tribute to his musical heroes, he wanted to cor-rect the issues he had with albums by other artists that covered the same early rock era. ÂI always thought that most people who played it didnÂt do it the way I wanted it done,ÂŽ Mr. Isaak said in a phone interview in advance of his holiday show, which comes to the Kravis Center on Dec. 20. ÂThey either rocked it up too much, didnÂt Isaak brings his holiday show to the Kravis CenterChris for Christmas Chris for Christmas BY ALAN SCULLEYSpecial to Florida WeeklyThe Norton Museum of Art is getting a new look and a new front door. Under a master plan released during Art Basel in Miami Beach, the West Palm Beach museum will nearly double its gallery space and add new public spaces. There also will be an education center, auditorium and restaurant. New landscaping would create a Âmuseum within a garden,ÂŽ according to the Norton. Additions to the museum a decade ago shifted the main entrance from the elegant 1941 Marion Sims Wyeth pavilions of the original building on Olive Avenue to the south side of the complex.New master plan to transform Norton Museum of Art SEE ISAAK, B4 X COURTESY RENDERING The design for the Norton Museum of ArtÂ’s entrance forecourt, which would face Dixie Highway.SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSEE NORTON, B4 X
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B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYhave the right kind of voice for it or something. They just didnÂt have the right feel that I wanted, so I was really happy to get to do this,ÂŽ he said. Fans are getting to judge Mr. IsaakÂs vision for a Â50s covers album them-selves now that his latest CD, ÂBeyond The Sun,ÂŽ is out. But one thing that canÂt be debated is that he did things that bring a real authenticity to the album. For one thing, Isaak and his longtime band made the CD at Sun Studio in Memphis Â… the very facility where the artists he covered recorded the classic songs that played a huge role in shaping rock ÂnÂroll. The studio was ground zero for owner/producer Sam Phillips and the artists he discovered Â… including Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash Â… who recorded for Sun Records. And Mr. Isaak said the studio more than lived up to his expectations. ÂThe only thing that could have been better about Sun is if I would have had Sam Phillips or maybe if Jerry Lee Lewis would have dropped by for a moment,ÂŽ Mr. Isaak said. ÂBut the stu-dio is an amazing sounding room. I rec-ommend it to anybody whoÂs making a record. It doesnÂt have to be a rocka-billy record. ItÂs just a great sounding room for guys to make a rock record.ÂŽ The studio, which is open for tours during the daytime, remains largely unchanged from when rock and rollÂs pioneers were recording there, Mr. Isaak said. ÂIt would have been so easy in the Â70s for somebody to go oh, that room, we should tear that out and put a new drug store in there,ÂŽ Mr. Isaak said. ÂA new era comes and people very quickly go ÂOh, thatÂs out of date,ÂÂŽ he said. ÂThen 10 years later they real-ize what they destroyed, but itÂs too late. We got lucky. Sun Studio was far enough out on the edge of town and in a small enough town that they never did get rid of it and blow it up and build something new. It made a big dif-ference.ÂŽ Beyond choosing an ideal studio for ÂBeyond The Sun,ÂŽ Mr. Isaak also approached the recording much the same way albums were made in the 1950s, setting up as a band and record-ing the songs live in the studio. And as with those early records, the idea was more about getting the right feeling in the take than a note-perfect perfor-mance. ÂWhat you find out is when everybody is playing together in a room, they donÂt make a lot of mistakes,ÂŽ Isaak said. ÂI think people make more mistakes when they think Oh, I can fix this later. I think itÂs a great way to make (an album). ÂIf you listen to those old rock and roll records, there are little mistakes, but the overall thing is you can hear everybody playing together in a room,ÂŽ he said. ÂYou can hear it. ThatÂs where the fun is.ÂŽ And Isaak and his musicians (bassist Rowland Salley, drummer Kenney Dale Johnson, guitarist Hershel Yatovitz, pianist Scott Plunkett and percussion-ist Rafael Padilla) definitely had fun at Sun Studio. In all, some 40 songs got recorded. Fourteen of the songs went on the standard edition of ÂBeyond The Sun,ÂŽ while the deluxe edition added an additional 11 songs from the Sun ses-sions. The standard CD leans notably toward Presley songs, as seven tunes, including such hits ÂCanÂt Help Falling LoveÂŽ and ÂNow Or Never,ÂŽ as well as lesser known tunes by ÂThe King,ÂŽ such as ÂI Forgot To Remember To ForgetÂŽ and ÂSheÂs Not You.ÂŽ Other artists rep-resented include Cash (ÂRing Of FireÂŽ and ÂI Walk The LineÂŽ), Lewis (ÂGreat Balls Of FireÂŽ), Roy Orbison (ÂSo Long IÂm GoneÂŽ) and Perkins (ÂDixie FriedÂŽ). Mr. Isaak has a ready explanation for the Elvis-centric nature of the CD. ÂIf you think of the songs that are known to have come out of Sun, Elvis got the bulk of them,ÂŽ he said. ÂCarl Perkins has one or two songs that everybody knows, and then he has tons of great songs. Jerry Lee Lewis has four or five songs that people might know, but then heÂs got tons of (other) songs. But Elvis has tons of songs that every-body knows. So when you cover those songs, his are the ones that people are going to know. ÂI wanted people to pick up the record, look at it, and go ÂI know these songs,ÂÂŽ Mr. Isaak said. ÂSo they know what theyÂre getting. And then when they listen to it, they go I like the ones I know, but I like the ones I didnÂt know, too.ÂŽ WhatÂs also clear in listening to ÂBeyond The SunÂŽ (or for that matter the DVD ÂChris Isaak Live! Beyond The Sun,ÂŽ which serves as a nice com-panion to the studio album), is Mr. IsaakÂs knowledge and understanding of early rock in general and the Sun Records canon in particular. His ver-sions of the songs stay fairly faithful to the originals, but Mr. Isaak doesnÂt try to imitate the original singers. For instance, he doesnÂt try to do a baritone Johnny Cash on ÂRing Of Fire,ÂŽ and even though Mr. IsaakÂs voice is often compared to Presley and Orbison, one gets the sense on PresleyÂs ÂTrying To Get To YouÂŽ or OrbisonÂs ÂSo Long IÂm GoneÂŽ that Mr. Isaak is singing in his natural voice, just as he would on one of his original songs. Mr. Isaak first heard the music of his early rock heroes while grow-ing up in Stockton, Calif. When Mr. Isaak started his recording career with the 1985 release ÂSilvertone,ÂŽ the influences of artists like Presley and Orbison were readily apparent in his sound Â„ although Mr. IsaakÂs music has branched out considerably over the course of his 11 studio albums. The fact that he didnÂt want to be seen strictly as Â50s rock revivalist is one reason Isaak waited as long as he did to make an album of early rock cov-ers. ÂI mean, I loved this music from day one,ÂŽ Mr. Isaak said. ÂBut when you start off your career, I was really set on trying to prove hereÂs who I am. HereÂs who I sound like, This is my sound. These are my songs. So I wrote almost all of my own material and I wrote songs, and I had hits with my own stuff and my own sound. But having done that, I think at some point I had established what I do and I was dying to play this music.ÂŽ Songs from ÂBeyond The Sun,ÂŽ Isaak said, have fit seamlessly into his live show, ÂI say IÂm going to play some-thing off of my new record and itÂs Johnny CashÂs ÂRing Of Fire,Â Elvis Pre-sleyÂs ÂLet Me Down EasyÂ or ÂI Forgot To Remember To ForgetÂ or ÂGreat Balls Of FireÂ by Jerry Lee Lewis. ItÂs like a bunch of songs people know and they have a lot of fun hearing them,ÂŽ Mr. Isaak said. ÂAnd we put on a good show with them. So those songs fit into a set really easy.ÂŽ Q ISAAKFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTO Chris Isaak records his latest album at Sun Studio in Memphis. >>What: Chris Isaak Holiday Show >>When: 8 p.m. Dec. 20 >>Where: The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach>>Cost: $15 and up >>Info: 832-7469 or Kravis.org in the know The new design would reorient the entrance to South Dixie Highway, where visitors would have a vista through the entire building, capturing views of the Intracoastal Waterway beyond the Norton, thanks to a new, transparent grand hall and refurbished glass and iron courtyard doors. ÂThe NortonÂs mission is to present art of the highest quality to the broad-est possible audience; to champion the curatorial voice through original exhi-bitions; and to create an outstanding visitor experience,ÂŽ Hope Alswang, the NortonÂs director and CEO, said in a statement. ÂWe need the right facili-ties to achieve these goals: more gal-lery space, a new education center, and larger indoor and outdoor public spaces. This master plan will help us better serve the needs of all of our audiences and will strengthen the Norton in its role as an important cultural resource.ÂŽ Under the master plan by architecture firm Foster + Partners, under the direc-tion of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Lord Norman Foster, the new entrance would be defined by three, new, dou-ble-height pavilions, unified with the reworked existing wing by a shared pal-ette of white stone. The pavilions would house a new state-of-the-art auditorium, event space and a Âgrand hall,ÂŽ which the Norton says would be the social hub of the museum. The design includes a new museum shop and restaurant with al fresco garden seating, which could operate independently of the museum for events day and night. Along Dixie Highway, plans call for a metal roof canopy to float above the pavilions, shading the entrance plaza. The canopyÂs design would allow it to cast diffuse patterns of light in an abstracted reflection of the people and flowing water below. A linear series of pools with fountains and a row of hedges between the pools and Dixie Highway would mask the sound of traf-fic and create a tranquil setting at the entrance plaza. A curved opening in the roof will accommodate the branches of the mature ficus tree and a light well above the lobby will illuminate and define the new entrance. The plan is not just about the main building. It also addresses the entire 6.3-acre campus and reinforces the concept of the museum within a garden. Landscap-ing of the gardens and central court-yard would incorporate native trees and flowers to provide shaded walkways, and the former parking lot on the south side of the museum would become a sculpture lawn. Plans call for the sculpture lawn to provide an open-air venue for Art After Dark Â„ the NortonÂs Thursday night program of live music, lectures, film screenings and other events Â„ and to be bordered by a glass sculpture gallery that connects the interior of the muse-um with the lush green setting. A few years ago, neighbors to the south of the Norton had decried the museumÂs demolition of historic struc-tures that lined its campus. But the master plan integrates a row of six bungalows owned by the museum. The bungalows are being renovated to serve as the directorÂs house, artistsÂ residences and studios, guesthouse and research facilities. The master plan is to be implemented in several phases, beginning with the reconfiguration and extension of the existing museum to create the Dixie Highway pavilions and the new public amenities within a lush garden set-ting, including two new galleries with state-of-the-art environmental systems, a sculpture gallery and a new educa-tion center. Two new wings for galler-ies could be added to the east in later phases of the master plan. The museum has not provided an estimate of costs of implementing the plan. The Foster + Partners design team also includes Spencer de Grey, head of design; Michael Wurzel, partner; and Rebekah Hieronymus. Landscape architect Raymond Jungles will work in conjunction with Foster + Partners to develop the new gardens. For information, visit Norton.org. Q NORTONFrom page 1 COURTESY RENDERING The design for the Norton Museum of ArtÂ’s Grand Hall would provide vistas that flow through the entire building, linking the original 1940s struc-tures with the newer portions to the west along Dixie Highway.
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B5Please send calendar listings to Janis Fontaine at firstname.lastname@example.org. At The Arts Garage The Arts Garage is at 180 NE First St., Delray Beach. Info: 450-6357; artsgarage.org.Q Global Invasion: Siempre Flamenco Â— 8-11 p.m. Dec. 14. Tickets start at $25. At The Bamboo Room The Bamboo Room is at 15 S. J St., downtown Lake Worth. Info: 585-BLUE; bambooroomblues.comQUnknown Hinson Â— 9 p.m. Dec. 12. Tickets: $30, $25.QJohn Sebastian Â— 9 p.m. Dec. 13. Tickets: $35.QEric Culberson Â— 9 p.m. Dec. 14. Tickets: $12. At The Boca Theatre Located at various venues. Info: 948-2601; brtg.org.QÂ“Respect: A Musical Journey of WomenÂ” Â— Through 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, r elationship issues, entering the workforce, gaining independence and more. Tick-ets: $38.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. At The Colony Hotel The Colony Hotel is at 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Call 655-5430 or visit www.thecolonypalmbeach.com.QThe Polo Lounge Â— Tommy Mitchell, pianist, Thursday and Satur-day evenings; Motown Friday Nights with Memory Lane.QCabaret in the Royal Room Â— The Four Freshmen Â„ Dec. 11-14, dinner 6:30 p.m., show 8:30 p.m. Tickets: Show only $50; dinner and show $100.QLooking ahead: Tommy Tune Â— Dec. 31 & Jan 3-4. Tickets: $350 for New YearÂs Eve; $130 for prix fixe dinner and show, $65 show only in JanuaryQSteve Tyrell Â— Jan 7-11, 14-18 & 21-25. Tickets: Tues.-Thurs. $135 for prix fixe dinner and show, $70 show only; Fri.-Sat. $150 for prix fixe dinner and show, $85 for show only At Old School Square Delray Beach Center for the Arts is in Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. Call 243-7922 or visit delraycenterforthearts.org. QFree Friday Concerts at the Pavilion Â— 7:30 p.m. Dec 13. Features Across the Universe, the Beatles tribute band. Free. Food trucks and a cash bar. Bring your own seating. Info: 243-7922, DelrayArts.orgQ2013 Concours dÂ’Elegance Â— Dec. 15. The South Florida Jaguar ClubÂs annual event.QThe Nutcracker Â— 4 p.m. Dec. 15, Crest Theatre. A guest performance by the Dance Academy of Boca Raton. Tickets: $24. Call 395-4797.QSchool of Creative Arts Showcase Â— Through Feb. 2; May 1-Sept. 28. Crest Galleries. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A multimedia exhibit showcasing draw-ings, paintings, collage, mixed media and photographs by adult and youth students and instructors.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” Â— 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— Through Jan. 1. Monday through Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 1-9 p.m. Old School Square Grounds. Rides: $2. At Delray Playhouse Delray Beach Playhouse is at 950 N.W. Ninth St., Delray Beach. Call 272-1281 or visit delraybeachplayhouse.com. All tick-ets $30 (group rates available for 20+).QÂ“Driving Miss DaisyÂ” Â— Through Dec. 15.QÂ“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.QÂ“The Lion in WinterÂ” Â— Through Jan. 5.QThe ActorÂ’s Director: Elia KazanÂ” Â— A presentation by J. Barry Lewis, 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 17. Tickets: $20.QÂ“Mr. Broadway: George AbbottÂ” Â— A presentation by J. Barry Lewis, 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 7. Tickets: $20. At The Duncan The Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College, 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth. Call 868-3309 or visit www.palm-beachstate.edu/theatre/duncan-theatre.QÂ“The NutcrackerÂ” 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. Tickets: $15. At The Eissey The Eissey Campus Theatre is at Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive off PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gar-dens. Tickets at 207-5900, unless other-wise specified, or www.eisseycampus-theatre.org.QHoliday Party II Â— By the Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13; 832-3115 or symbandpb.comQÂ“Holiday Greeting with the PopsÂ” Â— 7 p.m. Dec. 15, The Eissey Campus Theatre. Featuring the Robert Sharon Chorale, a childrenÂs chorus, bell ringers and more. Tickets: $25.QAn Exhibit of Acrylic Paintings by Pat Heydlauff Â— In the Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gallery. Dec. 6-Jan. 15. At FAU FAUÂs Boca Raton campus is at 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Info: fau.edu.QFall Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition Â— Through Dec. 14, FAUÂs Ritter Art Gallery. For students earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) in the Department of Visual Arts and Art History. Campus is at 777 Glades Road in Boca Raton. Call (800) 564-9539 or visit fauevents.com.QÂ“Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master RaceÂ” Â— Dec. 14-Feb. 15, Schmidt Center Gallery. 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.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. WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO COURTESY PHOTO Bernadette Peters will sing at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Kravis Center. For tickets, call 832-7469 or visit Kravis.org.
B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOQDec. 12: LetÂ’s Talk: 75 Minutes with George (George Feirstein) Â— 12:30 p.m., Dec. 12; TracieÂs Music Together, 9:30 a.m. (Other times avail-able); Pre-School Superstar Sports, 3 p.m. (Other times available); Pre-School Tiny Toes Combo Dance: Ballet, Tap and Jazz, 3 p.m.; Youth Sports Club, 4 p.m. (Other times available); Youth DirectorÂs Cut Mixed Media Workshop, 4 p.m.; Youth Ballet and Jazz, 4 p.m.; Youth Gymnastics 2:30 p.m. (Other times available); Pre-School Gymnas-tics, 2:30 p.m. (Other times available).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/GuestsQDec. 13: Pre-School Pee Wee Tennis Â— 3 p.m.; Pre-School Tumble Bumble, 3 p.m.; Youth Tennis, 4 p.m.QDec. 14: Youth PTST Soccer Clinic Â— 1 p.m.; Youth PTST Basketball Clinic, 1:30 p.m.; Youth PTST Football Clinic, 2:30 p.m.; Youth PTST Lacrosse Clinic, 4 p.m.; KidÂs Night Out Maccabi Games Night, 5:30 p.m.QDec. 15: Family Pool Party, 1-4 p.m. QDec. 16: 92nd Street Y Live Broadcast with Jeremy Ben-Ami, 8:15 p.m.QDec. 17: ACE Class: Judaism: Faith or Evidence Based Â— Join the Jury, 10 a.m.; ACE Class: Have the Rules of the Israeli Political Game Changed after the 2013 Elections?, 12 p.m.; ACE Class: TED Talks, 12 p.m.; ACE Class: Controversies 101, 2 p.m.; ACE Class: Writing about the Familiar, 2 p.m.; International Performing Arts Broadcast Series: Suite Flamenca, 7:30 p.m.QDec. 18: Play Reading Group, 7 p.m. QDec. 19: ACE Class: TED Talks, 10 a.m.; ACE Class: DonÂt Delay, Jump Start your New YearÂs Resolution Now!, 10 a.m.; ACE Class: Judaism & Christianity: An Exploration of the Historical Record through the Arts, 12 p.m.; ACE Class: Gems, Jewelry, and Precious Metals, 12 p.m.; ACE Class: Impressionism: ItÂs Even Better Than You Think!, 2 p.m.; ACE Class: Step by Step Advice for Writing a Book People Will Pay to Read, 2 p.m.; ACE Class: Relationships: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly Â„ What Works, 2 p.m.; MenÂs Book Club, 7 p.m.; Book Club via Skype, 7 p.m.; ACE Special Event: Culinary Institute of America Presents: Chef Rico Â„ Healthy Cooking Demonstrations and Samplings, 7 p.m. At The Lighthouse Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum, Light-house Park, 500 Captain ArmourÂs Way, Jupiter. Admission: $9 adults, $5 children ages 6-18; children under 6 and active U.S. military admitted free. Children must be at least 4 feet tall to climb. Tours are weather permitting, call for tour time. RSVP required for tours, 747-8380, Ext. 101. www.jupiterlighthouse.org.QTwilight Yoga at the Light Â— 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 Lighthouse deck at sunset! All levels. Beginners wel-come. Bring a yoga mat and a flashlight. Donation. Class is weather-dependent (check website). 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.QKate Clinton, The Sis-BoomBah Tour Â— 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Rinker Playhouse. Tickets start at $38.QA Toast to Cinema: HollywoodÂ’s Hit Music on Parade Â— With Jessica Hendy, John Boswell, Lee Lessack and Scott Coulter Â„ 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 12. Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets: $28.QMichael McDonald: This Christmas, An Evening of Holi-day and Hits Â— 8 p.m. Dec. 13. Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $25.QFamily Fare: Arthur Christmas Â— 7 p.m. Dec. 14. Gosman Amphitheatre. Tickets: $5.QBernadette Peters Â— 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $25.QHungarian State Folk Ensemble Â— 8 p.m. Dec. 15, Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $20.QItzhak Perlman, Violin Â— 2 p.m. Dec. 16 and 8 p.m. Dec. 18. Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $25.Q2013 Holiday Prism Concert Â— 7 p.m. Dec. 17, Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $20.QSteve Solomon: My MotherÂ’s Italian, My FatherÂ’s Jewish and IÂ’m Still In Therapy Â— 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18-21, and 2 p.m. Dec. 21 and 7 p.m. Dec. 22, Rinker Playhouse. Tickets start at $30. At The Lake Worth Playhouse The Lake Worth Playhouse is at 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Info: 586-6410; lake-worthplayhouse.orgQDivas Holiday Party Â— 8 p.m. Dec. 13. Lupita, Pepper, Melissa, Maxine, Rage Jean and Roxy perfoms songs and skits. Tickets: $15QJuls Diaz Benefit Â— 7 p.m. Dec. 17. A variety show with music, dance and more. Tickets: $15.QNew YearÂ’s Eve Party Â— 8 p.m. Dec. 31. A Big Band concert, hors dÂoeuvres and a Champagne toast. Tick-ets: $26-$35. The Stonzek Theatre is at 709 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Info: 296-9382; www.lakeworthplayhouse.org.QFilms: Call the theater for schedules. At Living Room Theaters Living Room Theaters, on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, is at 777 Glades Road. Call 549-2600 or visit fau.livingroomtheaters.com.QFilm: Films: Dec. 12: ÂRichard II,ÂŽ ÂBroken Circle Breakdown,ÂŽ ÂThe Great Beauty,ÂŽ ÂTwice Born,ÂŽ ÂYou Will Be My Son.ÂŽ Dec. 15: ÂMother of George.ÂŽ 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 QBeach cleanup Â— 9 a.m. Dec. 14. QTechniques in Nature Photography Â— 9 a.m. Dec. 14. Photography class. $35.QShop Til YOU Drop Â— 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14, Admirals Cove Country Club. $75. Fundraiser benefits Friends of MacArthur Beach.QMoonlight Concert Â— 7 p.m. Dec. 14. An outdoor concert featuring Roadside Revue. $5 adults, free for kids younger than 10.QBirding at MacArthur Beach Â— 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 15. A ranger-led walk. Free. Reservations. Info: 624-6952. 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— Through Dec. 22. QPalm Beach Gardens Concert Band Holiday Concert Â— 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23. Tickets: $15.QCapitol Steps Â— New YearÂs EveÂ„5 & 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets: $50, $60 and $85 for VIP. At The MosÂ’Art The MosÂArt Theatre is at 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit www.mosarttheatre.com.QFilms: ÂLet the Fire BurnÂŽ (Dec. 12); ÂThe Great BeautyÂŽ (Dec. 12); ÂIn a WorldÂŽ (Dec. 13-18); ÂThe Broken Circle BreakdownÂŽ (Dec. 13-18). At North Palm Beach Library 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach; 841-3383, www.npblibrary.org.QKnit & Crochet Â— 1-3 p.m. MondaysQKids Crafts ages 5-12 Â— 2 p.m. Fridays At PBAU Palm Beach Atlantic University, 901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Recit-als take place in the Helen K. Persson Recital Hall in Vera Lea Rinker Hall, 326 Acacia Road, West Palm Beach. For tick-ets: 803-2970 or email@example.com.QPreparatory Department Strings Recitals Â— 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Dec. 21. Free.QPreparatory Department Piano, Brass, Voice and Wood-winds Recitals Â— 2 and 4 p.m. Dec. 22. Free. At Palm Beach Improv Palm Beach Improv is at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach; 833-1812 or palmbeachimprov.com.QTom Cotter Â— Dec. 13-15. Tickets: $20. Two-drink minimum.QDL Hughley Â— Dec. 20-22. Tickets: $30. Two-drink minimum QRalphie May Â— Dec. 27-29. Tickets: $25. Two-drink minimum 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— Through Dec. 22. Showtimes: 2 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. 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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.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 vegetables and fruits, fragrant herbs, honey, and home-made old-fashioned breads, doughnuts, pies, cheeses, sauces and handmade 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 selec-tion of artists and crafters. www.rpb-greenmarket.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.QRoyal Palm Beach Green Market & Bazaar Â— 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sunday. Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd. Royal Palm Beach, through April 27. Shop some of the areas finest vendors selling fruits and vegetables, fresh flow-
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOers 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). Consti-tution Park, 399 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. All items are fresh from the farm. Provides locally-grown vegetables, 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. Thursday, Dec. 12 QClematis by Night Â— Live music 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Clematis Street at the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach. Dec. 12: New Horizon Band. Dec. 19: Holiday Circus by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Dec. 26: No performance. Jan. 2: Eclipse.QGreat Books Reading and Discussion Group Â— Dec. 19, Barnes & Noble coffee shop, 11380 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. Meets at 10 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Free. Info: 624-4358. Friday, Dec. 13 QAntique Row Holiday Stroll/ Toys for Tots Annual Event Â— Enjoy holiday treats, music and more while shopping at the boutiques and antiques shops. ItÂs 5-8:30 p.m. along Dixie Highway between Belvedere Road and Southern Boulevard. Free admission with one unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Info: westpalmbeachantiques.com.QBoynton/Delray Holiday Boat Parade Â— 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Watch the colorful lineup of decorated boats at the Boynton Harbor Marina, 735 Casa Loma Blvd., Boynton Beach. Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. The pre-party begins at 5:30 p.m. Info: 737-3256, ext. 212; www.boyntonbeachcra.comQRoyal Palm Beach Movie Night Â— 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Veterans Park, 1036 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. Film: ÂArthur ChristmasÂŽ. Bring your own seating. Snacks provided. Info: 790-5149.QPalm Beach Food & Wine Fest Â— Dec. 13-17. One of the nationÂs premier culinary festivals, with award-winning chefs, culinary personalities, authors, winemakers and mixologists celebrat-ing the art of preparing and enjoying the world of epicurean pleasures. Venues vary. 389-1222; www.pbfoodwinefest.comQClassic Rock Hair Metal Tribute with Captain Nasty Â— 7 p.m. Dec. 13, Seabreeze Amphitheatre in Carlin Park, 750 S. A1A, Jupiter. Bring one unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots. Food trucks on site. Pet friendly. Info: 966-7099; www.pbcgov.com/parks/amphitheaters Saturday, Dec. 14 QBreakfast with Santa at the Zoo Â— 8:30 a.m. Dec. 14, Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Enjoy a buffet breakfast with exotic animals and Santa and Mrs. Claus. Meet ÂnÂ greet with photo opportuni-ties, childrenÂs crafts, animal encounters and a holiday gift from their animal friends. Showtimes: 8:30 a.m. Dec. 14-15; 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Dec. 21-22. Mem-bers: $22.95 adults, $14.95 age 3-12; $4.95 younger than 3. Nonmembers: $32.95 adults, $24.95 age 3-12; and $4.95 younger than 3. Register at www.palmbeachzoo.org/breakfast-with-santa.QOpera @ The Waterfront Â— Palm Beach Opera soloists led by tenor James Valenti, along with the critically acclaimed Palm Beach Opera Orchestra and Chorus, 2-3:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Meyer Amphitheatre, downtown West Palm Beach. Free; www.pbopera.org.QCity of Lake Worth Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Â— Noon-6 p.m. Dec. 14: ÂSantaÂs Wonder-land Workshop.ÂŽ 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 14: Parade and tree lighting. Parade route is Lucerne and Lake Avenues west to Dixie and east to Lakeview. Info: 533-7363 or www.lakeworth.org.QNorth Pole at Legacy Place Â— noon-3 p.m. Dec. 14 at Legacy Place, 11290 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gar-dens. There will be a petting zoo, holi-day miniature pony encounter, trackless train rides, meet-and-greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the ÂNorth PoleÂŽ in their carriage sleigh, and a special craft area where children can create a per-sonalized letter to Santa and leave it in a special Express mailbox. All events are free and open to the public. Info: www.shoplegacyplace.com or call 285-2910. Sunday, Dec. 15 QSunday At The Waterfront Â— Monthly concert series held the third Sunday of every month at the Water-front, featuring ÂAloha IslandersÂ Tropi-cal Holiday Spectacular. Blankets and lawn chairs are recommended for this free, family friendly concert. KidsÂ activ-ities will be on-site to entertain the little ones while the adults enjoy the show. The event will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 15. For more information, visit www.wpb.org/sunday-on-the-waterfront. Monday, Dec. 16 QJupiter Branch Library reopening Â— Library reopens after renovations 9 a.m. Dec. 16. Open house is 2-4 p.m. Dec. 16. New hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Library is at 705 Military Trail, Jupiter. Info: 744-2301.QÂ“The Nazi TitanicÂ” lecture Â— Robert Watson will discuss the thou-sands of Jewish survivors of the Holo-caust who died aboard the luxury liner Cap Arcona when it was mistaken as a German troop ship and bombed by the British Air Force in the last days of World War II, 7 p.m. Dec. 16, Dun-can Theatre, Palm Beach Stage College, Lake Worth, and 7 p.m. Dec. 18, Lifelong Learning Center at the Florida Atlan-tic University Jupiter campus. Proceeds benefit the Alpert Jewish Family & Chil-drenÂs Service. Tickets: $18 per person; 713-1818 or www.jfcsonline.com/watson. Tuesday, Dec. 17 QMeet suspense novelist Fred Lichtenberg Â— 1 p.m. Dec. 17, North Palm Beach Library, 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach. HeÂll discuss his new book ÂDeadly Heat at The Cottages: Sex, Murder and Mayhem,ÂŽ about a hilarious, fictitious South Florida community. Free. Info: 841-3383; www.npblibrary.org.QChamber Music Society Performs Â— 7 p.m. Dec. 17, the Mar-aLago Club, 1100 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. Features violinist Doori Na, cel-list Joseph Lee and pianist Sean Ken-nard performing works by Mendelssohn, Handel, Saint-Saens and Ravel. A meet-the-artists cocktail hour takes place from 6-7 p.m. For an invitation, call 379-6773. Wednesday, Nov. 18 QHoliday Evening Tours of Whitehall Â— Dec. 18-23, Flagler Museum, 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. 655-2833; www.flaglermuseum.us Ongoing Events QThe Artists of Palm Beach County Â— Small Works Exhibit at Art on Park, 800 Park Ave., Lake Park. Most works will be 12 inches by 12 inches or smaller and will be priced at less than $100. Enjoy drinks and refreshments at the opening reception on Black Friday from 5 to 8 pm. Through Dec. 24. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, extended hours through the holidays until 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights; 345-2842.QAnn Norton Sculpture Garden Â— The 7th Annual Holiday House, 10 a.m.4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday through Dec. 14. Tickets: $10 adults; $8 seniors; $5 students; 7th Annual Festival of Trees Community Days, 6-8:30 p.m. through Dec. 14. Special musical and dance performances from area students. Tickets: $15 adults; $7 chil-dren; Festival of Trees ChildrenÂs Gala, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets: $40 (Children must be accompanied by an adult). The gardens are at 253 Barcelona Road, West Palm Beach. Phone: 832-5328 or ansg.org.QBingo Â— Noon every Thursday at the Moose Lodge, 3600 RCA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Lunch available at 11 a.m. Packs start at $15. $250 games. 626-4417.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.QCultural Council of Palm Beach County Â— Through Jan. 18, Cultural Council, 601 Lake Ave., down-town Lake Worth. ÂThe Deep and the Shallow: Photographers Exploring a Watery WorldÂŽ features work by award-winning photographers. Silent auction: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 12. Free. Call 471-2901 or visit www.palmbeachculture.com.QFlagler Museum Â— Through Jan. 5: ÂMan of the Century: The Incom-parable Legacy of Henry Morrison Flagler.ÂŽ Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Through April 19: Lunch in Caf Des Beaux-Arts, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $40 non-members; $22 members. 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.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. QLighthouse ArtCenter Â— Through Feb. 15: ÂChris GustinÂŽ and ÂSpotlight on New Talent.ÂŽ 3rd Thurs-day, 5:30-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Admission: $5 ages 12 and above. Under 12 free. Saturdays, free admission. Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta; 746-3101 or lighthousearts.org.QLoggerhead Marinelife Center Â— Kids Story Time at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays; Hatchling Tales at 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Free. Visit marinelife.org.QLoxahatchee River Environmental Center Â— Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Story time session 9:30 a.m. Thursdays. 743-7123 or www.loxahatcheeriver.org/rivercenter.QNorton Museum of Art Â— 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Through Jan. 12: ÂNew Work/New Directions: Recent Acquisitions of PhotographyÂŽ and ÂL.A. Stories: Videos from the West Coast.ÂŽ Through Jan. 26: ÂThe Four Princely Gentlemen: Plum Blos-soms, Orchids, Bamboo, and Chrysan-themums.ÂŽ Through Feb. 23: ÂPhyllida Barlow: HOARD.ÂŽ Through Aug. 31: ÂFaux Real,ÂŽ by Mickalene Thomas. Art After Dark 5-9 p.m. Thursdays. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. (Closed on Mondays and major holi-days). Admission: $12 adults, $5 students with a valid ID, and free for members and children age 12 and younger. Half-price admission every Thursday. 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. QPalm Beach Photographic Centre Â— Through Jan. 4: ÂMemories from Friends of Palm Beach Photo-graphic Centre.ÂŽ The Photographic Cen-tre 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.QPalm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society Â— 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. ÂWings Over WaterÂŽ Bird Show: 11 a.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekends. ÂWild Things ShowÂŽ: 1 p.m. weekdays; noon weekends. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Tickets: $18.95 adults; $16.95 seniors, $12.95 age 3-12, free for younger than 3. Info: 533-0887.QThe South Florida Science Center and Aquarium Â— 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. Science Nights: 6-9 p.m. the last Friday of the month. Members: Adults $5, Children: free; Non-Members: Adults $12, Chil-dren $8 (3 and under free). Planetarium shows and mini-golf are not included in event admission. ÂTitanic: The Artifact ExhibitionÂŽ: Through April 20. Tickets: $13 adults, $9.50 age 3 to 12; $11.50 for seniors 62 and older. Members and chil-dren younger than 3 are free. 832-1988 or visit www.sfsm.orgQSunday 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. Next con-cert: Dec. 15. Info: 82 2-1515 or wpb.org/ sow/. Q
B8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY SYMPHONICBANDOFTHEPALMBEACHESHOLIDAYPARTYIITickets: $15561-832-3115SymBandPB.com Dec. 7, 7:30pm, DUNCANTHEATREDec. 13, 7:30pm, EISSEYCAMPUSTHEATRECHRISTMAS, CHANUKAH/KLEZMERFAVORITES! SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your keen instincts are once more on high alert as you find yourself being pressured to make a quick decision about a certain matter. More facts come to light by weekÂs end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) An unexpected workplace development could disrupt some fam-ily plans. A full explanation, however, averts domestic discord. A financial mat-ter continues to need attention. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Spend time away from distractions to reassess some recent moves that might not have worked out as you had hoped. What you learn could be invalu-able for future decision-making. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A recent act of kindness is a reminder of how important your friends are to you. You might want to show your apprecia-tion by hosting a special pre-New YearÂs party just for them. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The arts are a strong part of the Arian aspect, with music becoming more dominant. An important decision looms as a long-time relationship takes an unexpected turn. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Surrounding yourself with beautiful things helps restore the Taurean soul. Enjoy an art exhibit, for example. Or redeco-rate your personal space with something truly splendid. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Some colleagues might try to talk you out of what they insist is a risk, but which you consider an opportunity. As usual, follow your own good sense when making your decision. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A workplace change you might have wor-ried about soon proves to be highly favorable for the clever Crab who is ready to take advantage of new opportu-nities opening up. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Congratulations. Your Leonine pride is polished to a dazzling new brilliance thanks to your success in winning support for your new project from even the most doubtful of detractors. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An unsettling rumor about a colleagueÂs apparently regrettable behavior is soon proved groundless, allowing you to enjoy the upcoming end-of-year fes-tivities in a happy mood. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your success in helping to create a harmonious environment out of a cha-otic situation earns you the admiration of someone who could become an impor-tant new presence in your life. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your ScorpionÂs sense of loyalty could find you leading a passionate defense of a loved one you feel is being unfairly treated. The weekÂs end brings long-awaited family news. BORN THIS WEEK: You always try to do your best, which sometimes causes you to be critical of those who donÂt live up to your standards. Q PUZZLES HOROSCOPES V 8 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, B15 W SEE ANSWERS, B15 Check the board for LolaÂs daily specials 5 Palm Beach Gardens 4595 Northlake Blvd. 561-622-2259 Stuart 860 South Federal Hwy. 772-219-3340 St. Lucie West 962 St Lucie W. Blvd. (772) 871-5533 6 7HOLE&RIED"ELLY#LAMSs,OBSTER2OLLS )PSWICH3TEAMERSs&ISH#HIPS &ISH4ACOSs#HOWDER (Next to the Dunkin Donuts)
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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 $2,000. People donÂ’t realize how much work goes into what we do.Â” Mr. McLaughlinÂ’s cars come with the CarFax and AutoCheck reports in addition to his own condition report and post-sale inven-tory. He recommends all car buyers purchase extended service warranties because the cars he specializes in Â— BMW, Acura, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus Â— can be expensive to service. If your warranty is about to expire or you donÂ’t have one call and ask about our extended warranty service. For informa-tion, call 632-9093 Q Not your typical car dealer SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTO Bill McLaughlin started Automax in Lake Park. Advertorial This article appeared in Florida Weekly on 10/11/2012. CONTRACT BRIDGEThe sure way is the best way BY STEVE BECKERAssume youÂre declarer in three notrump and West leads the K-Q of hearts, both of which you duck, and then a third heart, which you win with the ace. You have eight sure tricks and three obvious ways to try for a ninth: a 3-3 break in either black suit and, failing that, a diamond finesse. But when you cash the K-Q-A of clubs and then the A-Q-K of spades, both suits turn out to be divided 4-2. Bad luck, you could say, but you still have the diamond finesse to fall back on. When you attempt it, however, the queen loses to WestÂs king, and he cash-es two heart tricks to put you down one. 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B10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Ladies Consignment Boutique &/27+,1*Â‡6+2(6Â‡$&&(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‡6DWDPSP2SHQ6XQGD\VLQ 'HFHPEHU SPEstablished 2003THEATER REVIEW To summarize ÂThe Lion in WinterÂŽ as a drama about a dysfunctional fam-ily (as we have done regretfully) is to facilely devalue James GoldmanÂs merciless examination of just how base the human animal can be in the grip of power, greed and ambition. Director William Hayes and a fine cast make the most of the acerbic gal-lows humor in the Palm Beach Drama-worksÂ bravura production, but they also build GoldmanÂs underlying case for the less than laudable aspects of our nature. These feral jungle creatures wearing royal robes and speaking round-toned English are deceitful, even vicious, no-holds-barred fighters who make the scheming politicians in ÂHouse of CardsÂŽ look like amateurs. It is only in the finale when the players have laid waste to the world around them, destroyed whatever they have built over the decades and are peering into a bleak future that Goldman deliv-ers a nearly hopeful finish that honors the resilience of Mankind, a nobility that separates him from the animals. Until then, audiences have the vicarious pleasure, like the crowd around an auto accident, watching these brilliant and witty monsters zero in on each otherÂs weaknesses and indulge more sophisticated gambits than any grand-master chess player. GoldmanÂs 1966 script is one of this criticÂs favorites. But itÂs terribly dif-ficult, perhaps impossible to find the right balance of wit and drama, and to find a crowd-satisfying resolution in such a dark finale. Aside from the impossible to top 1968 film with Peter OÂToole and Katharine Hepburn, the original stage version has fought to a draw such brilliant duos as Robert Pres-ton and Rosemary Harris, and George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst. So itÂs significant that Hayes and Company, especially C. David Johnson and Tod Randolph as Henry and Elea-nor, come as close to besting this script as anyone weÂve seen. Goldman wrote a fictional tale about the real Plantagenet family who ruled England during the late 1100s, a time of wars to consolidate land holdings and bloody rebellions among family members. In GoldmanÂs non-existent Christmas gathering in 1183 in the Chi-non castle, the players negotiate and maneuver in ever-changing alliances for political gain Â„ all aggravated by more garden-variety family baggage and intrigue. The players include King Henry II, the sharpest mind in the country and the hardy survivor of wars both martial and political, now sensing mortality at 50 years old and wanting to pass his kingdom intact to someone. His chief adversary is his wife, the equally bril-liant and equally ruthless Eleanor of Aquitaine whom he has imprisoned for a decade for inciting bloody rebellions. By their side are their three surviving sons: Richard, an experienced soldier (later to be the Lionheart and crusader) but EleanorÂs favored pawn; Geoffrey, the calculating middle son ignored by both parents, and the oafish young John (much later of Robin Hood and Magna Carta infamy) favored by Henry as his successor. Other moving pieces are HenryÂs lovely young mistress, Alais, and her brother, the young King of France, Philip II. Henry wants John to be the next king, wants to continue his relationship with Alais and wants to keep a strategic piece of land a dayÂs march from Paris. He also wants to reacquire the Aquita-ine, a rich land in southwest France that Eleanor and Henry gave Richard. Then Philip insists that per a previous treaty either Richard be married to Alais or Henry return Aquitaine to France. And so the skirmishes and battles begin. Far from dry and boring poli-tics, this is a blood match with much bellowing, betrayals among blood kin, drawn knives over slights, and revenge motivated by ancient serial adulteries. Like any family, each member knows what each other prizes and is loath to risk; discovering a new weaknesses is an especially precious prize. At one point Eleanor, trying to wound Henry, plays one of her trump cards, claiming that the rumor is true that she slept with HenryÂs father. After Henry stalks out in a royal meltdown likely to bring the world down around everyone, Eleanor slumps on the bed in private and says, drily but ruefully, ÂWell, what family doesnÂt have its ups and down?ÂŽ The stakes are high not just for the players; they mean life and death for their subjects who will likely go to war whatever happens. As Henry tells Philip, ÂWe are the world in small. A nation is a human thing.ÂŽ In fact, there is a bitter sense that the kind of Plan-tagenetsÂ family infighting is sadly the kind of petty motivations that deter-mine history. While GoldmanÂs script isnÂt historically accurate and even anachronis-tic, he excels at crystalline polished dialogue with witty rejoinders, impas-sioned speeches and rhetoric as rich as Brandywine. ÂWhat shall we hang, the holly or each other?ÂŽ is one famous line. Eleanor says of meeting Henry in their youth, ÂWe shattered the command-ments on the spot.ÂŽ The crucial casting of the dueling couple is masterful. These two veteran actors bring decades of hard-won skill to their roles and then make it all seem effortlessly natural. Their facility with language especially should be seen by acting students. They invest their words with a fullness and musicality as rich as the brocaded clothes they wear. Under Hayes direction, both actors create a multi-layered relationship that may be love or hate, or love and hate, or some unique alloy. ItÂs possible that not even Henry and Eleanor know. But their sharp bright eyes show they are awash in intelligence and a vitality that makes pygmies of everyone around them. JohnsonÂs fulsome baritone embraces the marital banter and internal politics like someone savoring a fine wine. His speech disinheriting his sons, one of GoldmanÂs best, is superb. RandolphÂs performance as Eleanor is every bit as fine. She is especially good at showing the Queen in private as she ruefully licks her wounds or showing bemused skepticism at someoneÂs declaration of emotion. Hayes has found the tricky tone that alternates quips with life-and-death struggles in the space of seconds. If the performances are this good, he obvi-ously had a hand is creating them. His staging is nearly invisible but effective. Notable is that when characters retreat to the shadowy sides of the stage to nurse their injuries and egos, they con-tinue to be aware whatÂs going on center stage and react. Finally, perhaps it is my familiarity with the script, but the intri-cate political maneuverings with their thrusts and parries seemed quite clear under Hayes direction. The rest of the cast is unassailably solid: Chris CrawfordÂs brooding mer-curial Richard, Justin BaldwinÂs needy John and Pierre TannousÂ callow but seething Philip. Special mention is due Cliff BurgessÂ Geoffrey for making his textbook motivation of not being loved as a child a completely credible facet of the character, and Katherine Amadeo, thank goodness, has a different take on Alais who is often played like a hapless borderline simpering victim buffeted by the gales of power. AmadeoÂs Alais may have little inherent clout and knows she is out of her weight class among these titans, but she has enough pride and intelligence not to quietly acquiesce to being the pawn that the others make of her. A tip of the hat, as well, to dialect coach Ben Furey, although Randolph, a veteran of Shakespeare, likely needed little help. Finally, Dramaworks has outdone itself in the creative departments. Michael Amico has created a palace whose granite stones correctly seem laid only a few years earlier, not worn down by the centuries. It features vault-ing leaded windows, tapestries, heavy wooden furniture Â„ all of it evocatively lit by Ron Burns. The play has many scene changes facilitated by a turntable, which is impressive because it appears a huge stone wall is rotating. But the real stunner is Brian OÂKeefeÂs breathtaking array of clothing that seems to be the height of fashion for the High Middle Ages: gilded crowns, fur-lined robes, brocaded tunics in a cornucopia of patterns, elegant gowns, all layered against the winter chill. Q ÂThe Lion In WinterÂŽ runs through Jan. 5 at Palm Beach Dramaworks, the Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Performances 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday; 7 p.m. Sunday. No performances Christmas Day or New YearÂs Eve. Running time a bit more than 2 hours including one intermission. Tickets are $10 (students) to $60. Call 514-4042, Ext. 2, or visit www.palmbeachdramaworks.org. Â„ Bill Hirschman is editor of the online Florida Theater Onstage. Read his blogs and reviews at floridatheater onstage.com.Dramaworks can take pride in production of Â“LionÂ” BY BILL HIRSCHMANSpecial to Florida WeeklyCOURTESY PHOTO C. David Johnson and Tod Randolph in a scene from Â“The Lion in Winter.Â”
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DEC. 12-18, 2013 B11 The Annual Gallery Square North Holiday Walk Museum: (561) 746-3101, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta School of Art: (561) 748-8737, 395 Seabrook Road, TequestaSunday, Dec.15, 2013, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Art Classes & Workshops Adults, teens and children enjoy being creative!Art classes and supplies make perfect gifts! Classes in Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Portraiture, Je w elry, Mixed Media, Digital Photography, Photoshop Pick up a catalog or see it online LighthouseArts.org Kids love the Winter ArtCamp during the holidays! Enjoy refreshments Entertainment by P alm Beach Pipes and Drums Buy one-of-a-kind gifts by local artists Free admission to Museum Enter into drawings for prizes Holiday music by Jupiter Academy of Music Pat Crowley, Bagpiper and ArtCenter Instructor Breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Claus returns to the Palm Beach Zoo SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYWhen heÂs not making his list and checking it twice, Santa Claus is coming to the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society for his annual visit. The Zoo promises that ÂBreakfast with Santa and Mrs. ClausÂŽ will feature a yummy buffet breakfast, private animal encounters, a Santa meetÂnÂgreet with photo opportuni-ties, childrenÂs crafts and more. Each child in attendance will also receive a holiday gift from his or her animal friends at the Zoo. The cost for Zoo members is $22.95 for adults, $14.95 for children ages 3-12, and $4.95 for ages infant-to-2. For non-members, adults $32.95; children 3-12, $24.95; infants-to-2, $4.95. The event kicks off on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Because space is limited, the Zoo encourages early registration at palmbeach-zoo.org. Event dates and times are: Sat., Dec. 14 and Sun., Dec. 15 at 8:30 a.m.; Sat., Dec. 21 and Sun., Dec. 22 at 8:30 and 10 a.m. The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches exists to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife. We advance our conser-vation mission through endangered species propagation, education and support of con-servation initiatives in the field. Our com-mitment to sustainable business practices elevates our capacity to inspire others. The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is located at 1301 Summit Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Q
B12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 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! Charles Bender and Father Brian King Diana Tronzo, Madeline Fink and Louise Rubin Karen Swanson and Lynda Zettel Dr. Frederic Barr and Mayor Jeri MuoioSue Chieco and Eric Telchin Annette Bourgue and Pam Cole SOCIEKidSanctuary Annual Luncheon,
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A SEASON OFAT THE ANN NORTON SCULPTURE GARDENS Geoffrey Bradfield Rob Cardillo Nancy Ellison Cristina Grassi Robert Kiley Roberto Matta Edwina Sandys Jack Staub Vanessa Somers Vreeland ANN NORTON SCULPTURE GARDENS 2051 S Flagler Drive WPB 33401 at the corner of Barcelona Road 561-832-5328 Â• ansg.org Gallery Hours Wed-Sun 10-4pm THEATE R R EVIEW The Maltz Jupiter TheatreÂs sumptuous and skillful production of ÂAnnieÂŽ resembles that strange holiday gift that youÂre not quite sure how to react to. ItÂs beautifully wrapped and artfully manu-factured, but itÂs missing the magic and heart you were secretly hoping for. ItÂs as appealing and entertaining as its energetic gaggle of scruffy, ador-able singing orphans and as polished and slick as the gilded Christmas gift boxes in the finale. But aside from a few moments, itÂs missing the sincerely affecting sentiment that makes ÂAnnieÂŽ a fondly remembered perennial. More and more often Â„ and with notable exceptions Â„ the Maltz has become the place to find expertly exe-cuted, even transitorily thrilling enter-tainment that rarely touches you or makes you think. Given the care and craft that goes into its sterling produc-tions, perhaps itÂs time that the Maltz sets out to conquer those two other aspects of the art form, even within the mainstream titles it chooses. Director/choreographer Mark MartinoÂs program notes prove he under-stands that the 1976-77 classic has a heart: He rightly sees it as a reso-nating reaffirmation of optimism in tough times, although that only echoes faintly here, even in the first rendition of ÂTomorrow.ÂŽ Oddly, itÂs only when Annie croons the tune in the second act with FDRÂs cabinet as backup that it stirs something inside. Further, when the gruff, hard-shelled Oliver Warbucks has let Annie inside his defenses, she gently rejects his offer to adopt her in hopes that her real par-ents will return. He sacrifices his own broken heart and puts his resources toward fulfilling her dream. When this is done right, the audienceÂs throats should shut down and their tear ducts open. Not here. The elephant in the room and on the stage is the performance of Vicki Lewis as the bl owsy orphanage operator Miss Hannigan. Lewis was terrific in last seasonÂs ÂHello, Dolly!,ÂŽ directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, bringing a humanity and freshness that obliter-ated memories of Carol Channing and Gower Champion. But itÂs really difficult to assess what she has done here, either at the urg-ing of or acquiescence of Martino. Her over-the-top performance is technically a marvel. On the other hand, it has noth-ing to do with the rest of the show. ItÂs an intentional choice that is broader than Lake Okeechobee. WeÂll bet the dog playing Sandy chews a lot less scen-ery backstage than Vicki Lewis does onstage. From the second she stumbles on stage in a sleazy chemise, black stock-ings and open robe, Lewis is a slatternly, rapacious greed-head with a whisky-soaked voice, all so cartoonish that she would be out of place in a Three Stooges short. Tapping a bottomless well of energy and comedic talent, LewisÂ loose-limbed body language features staggering with an unsteady gait, shaking her bosom at every possible opportunity (even when there wasnÂt an opportunity) and hands fluttering in the air endlessly as if she had a spastic condition. Still, she knows how to snap out a curdling line with deadly topspin such as ÂI hate that kid so much I could be her mother.ÂŽ If there were any stops left to pull out, she does so with the equally unprinci-pled brother Rooster and his dimwitted moll (John Scherer and Elise Kinnon) in the gloriously venal vaudeville number ÂEasy Street.ÂŽ But over and over, it just seemed to be a performance from a different produc-tion, distractingly so. As the title orphan, Clara Young is, of course, cute, adorable, winsome, all the right adjectives. ItÂs clear why she was cast. She doesnÂt have Andrea McAr-dleÂs once-in-a-generation clarion voice; hers is much thinner and it missed notes and pitches all night, but sheÂs so winning that no one cared. Christopher Carl as Oliver Warbucks was the one person who nailed their role and the precise tone, from the tongue-in-cheek humor to the outsized bravura to the slight tinge of pathos. Blessed with a classic Broadway bari-tone, he communicated warmth and affection in almost every number, nota-bly the paean to Manhattan in ÂNYC.ÂŽ He also had enough rapport with Clara Young to make such numbers as the ebullient ÂI DonÂt Need Anything But YouÂŽ a pleasure to watch. Martino has proven in six previous Maltz outings, including last seasonÂs ÂThe Music Man,ÂŽ that he has solid chops. His work here, besides the con-cerns already cited, is unspectacular but otherwise unassailable. Martino has said that thereÂs no need to rein-vent the wheel when itÂs such a sturdy, well-made piece. He still adds personal touches like creating a silent prologue under the overture in which AnnieÂs parents drop her off as an infant at the front door of the orphanage. A separate mention is due Paul Tate Depoo IIIÂs evocative set designs, so deftly executed by the MaltzÂs car-penters, painters and tech team. The orphanage is a grimy cesspool worthy of a Florida DCF facility and WarbucksÂ mansion is as elegantly grand as one of the hovels along the ocean. ÂAnnieÂŽ reaffirms once again that the Maltz has become a reliable brand name for solid entertainment; itÂs just time to ask more of it. Q ÂAnnieÂŽ plays through Dec. 22 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road in Jupiter. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Running time: About two hours plus one intermission. Tickets are $52$59; 575-2223 or jupitertheatre.org. Â„ Bill Hirschman is editor of the online Florida Theater Onstage. Read his blogs and reviews at floridatheateronstage.com.MaltzÂ’s Â“AnnieÂ” could use less art, more heart BY BILL HIRSCHMANSpecial to Florida Weekly
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DEC. 12-18, 2013 B15 FOUR ARTS. FOR EVERYONE.'PVS"SUT1MB[Bt1BMN#FBDI 'PSUJDLFUJOGPSNBUJPOrDBMMPSWJTJUGPVSBSUTPSH iF8FEOFTEBZ&WFOJOH$PODFSU4FSJFT8 p.m. OTickets: $40 (balcony) / $45 (orchestra) e State Capella of Russia .........................................December 18 Q Keyboard Conversations with Jerey Siegel, ..................January 8 Q Â Franz Schubert: Music in the Age of the Sound BiteÂŽJay Hunter Morris, Tenor ................................................January 22 Q Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia .......February 5 O Europa Galante with Fabio Biondi ...............................February 12 O Walnut Street eatre ÂDriving Miss DaisyÂŽ..............February 19 O Arnaldo Cohen, piano ........................................................March 12 VFlamenco Vivo Carlota Santana ÂA Soul of FlamencoÂŽ ....March 19 V iF4VOEBZ$PODFSU4FSJFT3 p.m. OTickets: $20 Tempest Trio .................................................................December 15 Q Brentano String Quartet ..................................................January 12 Q Calder Quartet ..................................................................January 19 QAmerican Chamber Players .............................................January 26 QKeyboard Conversations with Jerey Siegel, ................February 2 O Â Mistresses and Masterpieces: Music of Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, and BrahmsÂŽ Benjamin Grosvenor, piano .............................................February 9 OSt. Lawrence String Quartet .........................................February 16 OTrio Solisti .......................................................................February 23 OElias String Quartet .............................................................March 9 OKeyboard Conversations with Jerey Siegel, ..................March 16 V Âe Miracle of MozartÂŽ Jerusalem String Quartet ...................................................March 23 VDailey & Vincent .................................................................April 13 V 5JDLFUTBWBJMBCMF Q O V PUZZLE ANSWERS Chamber Music Society presents second concert of inaugural seasonThe Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach will have its second concert of its inau-gural season on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Mar-a-Lago Club, 1100 South Ocean Boulevard. The concert will feature violinist Doori Na, cellist Joseph Lee and pianist Sean Kennard. The three artists will perform works by Mendels-sohn, Handel, Saint-Saens and Ravel. ÂItÂs not often that music enthusiasts can enjoy chamber music in the perfect room.The historic White and Gold Ballroom at the Mar-a-Lago Club, with its exquisite chande-liers, is comparable to the great ballrooms of Europe,ÂŽ said Vicki Kellogg, board president, in a prepared statement. Sean Kennard has won top prizes in nine major music competitions and appeared as a soloist with some of the top orchestras in the world. Mr. Kennard graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music and has a masters from the Juilliard School. Doori Na began violin studies at the age of four and made his solo debut at the age of seven with the Peninsula Youth Symphony. A winner of numerous competitions, he has col-laborated with artists such as Itzhak Perlman and performed on a Chick Corea album. He is the concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra. Joseph Lee is a member of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and a former member of the New World Symphony. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he also has a mas-terÂs degree in orchestral performance from The Manhattan School of Music. He has worked with prominent conductors including Michael Tilson Thomas and Andre Previn. Prior to the concert, guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists at a cocktail hour from 6-7 p.m. at Mar-a-Lago. For more information, call 379-6773. Q
B16 WEEK OF DEC. 12-18, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Introducing The SYMPHONIA to northern Palm Beach County music lovers! Experience two programs from The SYMPHONIAÂ’s acclaimed CONNOISSEUR CONCERT SERIESled by internationally-renowned conductors and performed by one of South FloridaÂ’s premier orchestral ensembles.at the 11051 Campus Drive Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 at7:30 p.m.G ERARD S CHWARZ C ONDUCTOR Jon Manasse, Clarinet Soloistz MOZART z EISSEY CAMPUS THEATRE TICKET OFFICEYou can purchase your ticket by calling (561) 207-5900 Monday Friday, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Tickets: $35 $55 Checks, Cash, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and VISA accepted New in the Palm Beaches! TheSYMPHONIA BOCA RATONpresentsTWO MAGNIFICENT MAESTROSTWO OUTSTANDING CONCERTS BUY NOW! MONDAY, JANUARY13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.A LEXANDER P LATT C ONDUCTOR WILLIAMWOLFRAM, PIANOSOLOISTJEFFREYKAYE, TRUMPETSOLOIST ROSSINI z SHOSTAKOVICH z SCHUBERT z BEACH READINGÂ‘Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive AmericaÂ’ By Jason Fagone(Crown Publishers, $26)REVIEWED BY MOLLY FORD In 2007, the Automobile X Prize was announced. Run by a private founda-tion, the goal was to offer a large sum of money Â„ between $2.5 million and $5 million Â„ in order to entice teams to build a car that was safe, could be mass-produced, and travel 100 miles on the energy equivalent of 1 gallon of gasoline. Ordinary people were the ones who answered the call to create what Detroit either couldn't or wouldn't. Author Jason Fagone follows four main teams: a West Coast start-up company that is the early favorite; a pair of high-school sweethearts who are spending their life savings; a larger-than-life German real-estate developer working on a car so light you can push it with your thumb; and a group of West Philadelphia high-school students who are competing for the X Prize while balancing teenage life. Mr. Fagone writes in a characterdriven, plain-speak style that eliminates the need to be a car enthusiast or gear-head to enjoy reading the book. And as a writer who is gentle with his subjects, Mr. Fagone makes the case that the real fuel powering these cars is hope and hard work. Peeking under the hood of the automobile industry and into the hearts of the contestants, this book will encour-age a different mindset about the future of the automobile industry and the small group of people working to change the way the rest of us get to work, school and home each day. If you love innovation, competition, or dreams, this is your read. Q Pe ekin g un de r th e hood o fth e au to
WEEK OF DEC. 12-18, 2013 B17 Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park hosts 2nd Annual Shop Â‘Til You Drop SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park will host the 2nd Annual Shop ÂTil You Drop event on Dec. 14 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. All funds raised will benefit the Natural Science Education Fund, which provides free, hands-on science field experiences for Palm Beach County students. The event will be held at the newly renovated club at AdmiralÂs Cove. Vendors from all over the county will be there so guests can shop fashion, acces-sory and home dcor. There will also be a buffet lunch included with admission price. Tickets are available for purchase at www.macarthurbeach.org for $75. ÂWe are so excited about the quality and the variety of our vendors this year,ÂŽ Mari-anne Gold, event co-chair, said in a prepared statement. ÂThere will be unique gifts for everyone on your list; from adorable baby gifts to one-of-a-kind accessories. We look forward to another successful event and rais-ing money for such a great cause.ÂŽ Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park is a nonprofit corporation with a mission of generating supplemental resources for pres-ent and future generations. The organization are currently conducting a Give the Gift of Nature campaign for long-term support of enhanced quality and curriculum develop-ment. The Board of Directors will match contributions of $5,000 and ab ove, up to $200,000. John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Palm Beach CountyÂs only state park, is situ-ated on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon. The Park is made up of 438 acres of pristine coastal land and contains four different communi-ties or habitats, including seven species of plants and twenty-two species of animals on the endangered or threatened list. Q Advance tickets for ArtiGras are on sale The ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival, set for PresidentsÂ Day weekend, Febru-ary 15-17, announced advanced general admission tickets to the three-day out-door festival are available at select Palm Beach and Martin County branches of PNC Bank for an advance ticket price of $8 compared to $10 at the gate. Advance general admission tickets are also available at the Maltz Theater, Roger Dean Stadium, The Gardens Mall, the Northern Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce and online at www.artigras.org for the advance ticket price of $8. A complete list of advance ticket sales location is available on the ArtiGras website at www.artigras.org. As in years past, children 12 and under admitted free of charge. Sponsor-ship packages are also available start-ing at $250, which includes tickets to ArtiGras along with recognition in the festival program. The 29th annual ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival, presented by Palm Beach Gar-dens Medical Center and produced by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, will showcase a juried exhibition of outstanding fine art and feature activities which include live entertainment, artist demonstrations, interactive art activities for all ages and a youth art competition. Listed as one of the top 50 festivals in the country, Arti-Gras 2014 expects more than 300 artists and 85,000 guests over the three-day holiday weekend. For additional information on ArtiGras, visit www.artigras.org or con-tact the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce at 694-2300. Q
B20 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY 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. www.norton.org This exhibition was organized by the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, with research support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and exhibition sponsorship by the Smart Family Fund for Art Exhibition Support. Local presentation of this exhibition is made possible in part by Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert C. Maurer. December 19, 2013 Â… March 23, 2014 AN ARTISTÂS LIFE This week, West Palm Beach artist and architect Omar Rodriguez talks about his work. Mr. Rodriguez was a featured artist in the Armory Art CenterÂs exhibition, ÂCuban Connection: Contemporary CubanAmerican Art from Florida.ÂŽ When he is not working on his art, Mr. Rodriguez is hard at work as an architect, designing equestrian estates with the Wellington firm Gutierrez + Uribe, whose clients include Olympic show-jumper Daniel Bluman. What inspires you to work on your art? It seems that I canÂt be something 100 percent. I am a little bit of a poet and a little bit of a scientist. I am an archi-tect and also a painter. I have become obsessed with meditating about what I have done with my life, and about the meanings of art, built architecture (which is a type of architecture that becomes reality guided by blueprints), and theoretical architecture (that is a type of architecture that only hap-pens as incredible, unbelievable draw-ings). Sometimes my meditations are tri-dimensional, fun, colorful and sim-ply wonderful. Other times thinking of my life is reduced to a bi-dimensional world, painful and sad. This mix of feel-ings, questions, memories, visions, and emotions are the invisible ingredients of my art. I could also mention some ÂvisibleÂŽ ingredients to my mix of inspirations: computer textures, inventing inks and substances, rendering experiments, or handwriting with fluid traces. It seems that I canÂt use just one technique 100 percent. There is something about mix-ing and editing (paintings, architecture, and my life) that heals me. My life today is a very different life than 15 years ago. I grew up in Cuba, and through painting I explain better who I was and who I am as a Cuban-American. People, the inter-action between them and myself (and family members, friends, coworkers, lovers, haters, teachers, clients, etc.), are the main themes of my art. Is there anything special you do to spark that inspiration? I donÂt enjoy blueprints anymore, and this represents a negative inspiration relationship. These days, blueprints look too perfect, too precise. Thank goodness built architecture does not look exactly like its originating blue-prints. While producing blueprints I am always thinking of exciting computa-tional procedures that I could apply to create, for example, a butterfly for my paintings, and how to make it in a way that this butterfly would represent a thought about my mom. I have lived, in a strange way, in all the buildings I have designed. I can guarantee you that before any of my blueprints were built, I was ÂlivingÂŽ inside these ÂbuildingsÂŽ with my family, and I have ÂinvitedÂŽ my friends ÂoverÂŽ to do all sort of crazy things. When do you typically work?I usually paint better when I am alone, at night. I have what I call Âdraw-ersÂŽ in my mind, and when one of these drawers gets Âfull,ÂŽ I must paint. I usu-ally paint when I am depressed. It feels nice to let everything out in codes of shapes, colors and compo-sitions that decompresses my soul. I am exploring more than anything ink techniques on canvases. I also become ready to paint after I feel comfy with a specific technique such as: screen printing, gelatin transferred ink, com-puter printed ink, just to mention a few. Being inspired is like being drunk and possessed. When do you know itÂs time to put the work away? I have not completely finished any painting yet, there is always room for more. As I mentioned earlier I am obsessed with editing and meditating. It seems that I canÂt find the perfect balance in my paintings between the digital part and the handcrafted art. How to know the perfect balance between painting and designing graphics (illustrating) on canvases? I pay attention to how my hands look like after working with ink, as soon as they look that I have gotten a terrible skin cancer or an infectious disease I usually stop. Q In this series of occasional stories, visual and performing artists discuss their work habitsRODRIGUEZ COURTESY IMAGES Two multimedia works by artist Omar Rodriguez include Â“Horse Riding DominoÂ” (left) and Â“Forbidden Love.Â”
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B21ÂLikeÂŽ us on Facebook.com /Florida Weekly Palm Beach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area eve nts 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.ANDREW SPILOS / FLORIDA WEEKLYJames Hansen III, Lucia Hansen, James Hansen and Emma Hansen Rose Voils, Malia Doyle and Romon Voils The Florida Weekly Paperboy Robin Niemec, Eric Miller and Adeliyn Miller Brenda Beasley, Camilla Romero, Anna Felip, Jailene Gaviria, Camille Chevallier and Paulina BerbomChloe Larabie, Solana Rubnicsky, Emily Moreland, Camilla Carracasco, Jade Master and Chloe Lobsinger The cast of Â“AnnieÂ” Brittany Bamberg, Israel Bamberg and Stephan Dalling John DeSimone, Abigail DeSemone, Joanne DeSimone and AJ DeSimone Linda Ciecone and Nicole Trinor SOCIETYMidtown ChildrenÂ’s Festival, at Midtown, Palm Beach Gardens
B22 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYPALM BEACH SOCIETYAah Loi Thai & Sushi Restaurant benefit dinner for typhoon victims in the PhilippinesÂLikeÂŽ 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 Toni May Arpia and Roy Villacrusis Karl Stearns and Mimi Stearns Nina Kauder, Roy Villacrusis, Jenny Elfving and Jim Furci ABOVE: Kyle Green, Eric Grutka, Paula Grutka, Roy VillacrusisLEFT: Bruce Dash Tim Byrd and Roy Villacrusis Jay Cashmere, Mo Foster, Sally Sevareid, Tim Byrd, Roy Villacrusis and Honeylet Llagas Trisha De Leon Thurston, Barbra Francisco and Treena Catalfamo Ian Simmonds and Karen Simmonds
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF DECEMBER 12-18, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B23The Dish: Red Chili Chicken Keema The Place: The Pelican Restaurant, 610 Lake Ave, Lake Worth; 582-4992 The Price: $13; cash only The Details: This omelet may well be one of our favorite breakfasts. Toss ground chicken with Indian curry spices, the right amount of cilantro and feta cheese, tomato and green pepper and eggs, then plate it up with wonderful, crusty fried potatoes and slices of naan. Keema typically is served with lamb or beef, but chicken seems to carry the spice well at this breakfast and lunch place, which is open for Indian dinner on Fridays. Q Â„ Scott Simmons FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE ÂLiving in Trinidad, I grew up with the dream of becoming an architect,ÂŽ says Ricky Gopeesingh, executive chef at SinclairÂs Ocean Grill of the Jupiter Beach Resort. ÂWithout my passion for architecture, I would never have become the chef that I am today.ÂŽ Growing up in the eastern part of Trinidad, Mr. Gopeesingh says that he was exposed to cooking at the age of 10. Helping his mom to prepare meals for him and his four brothers, he not only learned about Caribbean cuisine, but he also learned about Indian cui-sine, which is part of his familyÂs heri-tage. ÂWhen I was cooking simple family meals with my mom, I was learning without even realizing it,ÂŽ he says. ÂI was exposed to different foods from around the world at a young age, which allowed me to discover what I liked and didnÂt like.ÂŽ Mr. Gopeesingh attended culinary school in Trinidad; however, his pas-sion and desire to learn about architec-ture remained. Embarking on a new journey, Mr. Gopeesingh moved to New York in 1988, where he attended college as an architecture student and found himself back in the culinary world. ÂWhen I was a college student in New York, I worked in restaurants to make some money,ÂŽ he says. ÂFrom that point on, I was hooked and able to use architectural techniques in my cook-ing.ÂŽ After living in New York City, Mr. Gopeesingh moved to Florida, where he worked as the executive chef at multiple country clubs and restaurants before opening his own in 2002. Nirvana, his Frenchand Caribbeaninfused restaurant, initially was popu-lar with critics and diners alike; how-ever, he closed in 2008. ÂI think the concept of Nirvana was a little bit before its time,ÂŽ he says. ÂAfter we closed I was given the opportunity to join Ocean Properties, which was a great opportunity for me to get back in the kitchen and continue to make sexy dishes with the best flavors.ÂŽ SinclairÂs Ocean Grill not only offers an intimate and elegant atmosphere, but Mr. Gopeesingh says that he aims to provide a gourmet experience. Whether youÂre looking to have happy hour in the lounge, a quick bite at the sandbar, or a date night in the dining room, Mr. GopeesinghÂs dishes are mouthwatering masterpieces. Using nothing but the freshest ingredients and making everything in house, Mr. Gopeesingh says that they offer anything from quinoa salads, to sea-food, burgers and even flatbreads. ÂSinclairÂs is an all encompassing restaurant,ÂŽ he says. ÂWhether youÂre just coming to eat or looking to plan an event, it serves as the perfect spot.ÂŽ Name: Ricky Gopeesingh Age: 48 Restaurant: SinclairÂs Ocean Grill, Jupiter Beach Resort, 5 N. A1A, Jupiter; 745-7120 or jupiterbeachresort.com Original Hometown: Trinidad Mission: ÂMy goal is to serve food that tastes great and looks great.ÂŽ He says. ÂI cook the way that I like to eat, and if the plate doesnÂt look ÂsexyÂ then it wonÂt be served.ÂŽ WhatÂs your footwear of choice in the kitchen? ÂI used to wear clogs, but now IÂve switched to Merrills,ÂŽ he says. ÂIÂm always running around such a small area and itÂs important to wear shoes that will hold your feet nicely but can also take a beating.ÂŽ What is your guilty culinary pleasure? ÂI love any kind of curry.ÂŽ What advice would you give someone who wants to be a chef? ÂI believe that you should really spend some time in the industry before going to culinary school to figure out if itÂs what you really l ove,ÂŽ he says. ÂTo be in this industry, it is important to be well traveled and educated about dif-ferent foods around the world. Know-ing what you like and donÂt like is also very important. ÂYouÂll find that this job is very high in demand, but it is also an extremely special job to have.ÂŽ Q In the kitchen with...Ricky Gopeesingh, SinclairÂ’s Ocean Grill BY LOREN GUTENTAGlgutentag@floridaweekly.comTHE DISH Highlights from local menus SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLYMake any day special by popping open a bottle of ChampagneWith all the parties and festive meals coming, itÂs a great time to break out Champagne. But anytime is a good time to drink sparkling wine.Champagne sales in the United States, the largest wine market in the world, are increasing six times faster than elsewhere around the globe. This is due, in large part, to changes Champagne makers have made to their products as they accommodate customersÂ changing preferences. Some have modified brands or released new ones and also have begun taking advantage of the new avenues of marketing via social media. Here are a few examples:Q GH Mumm has reblended its Mumm de Cramant Champagne Grand Cru, going to 100 percent Chardonnay grapes, and added Blanc de Blancs to the label. Lower pressure in the bottle gives the wine a creamier texture on the palate; less sugar in the content makes it lighter, crisper and more food-friendly. Q Mot & Chandon has replaced its established brand, White Star, with the new moniker Imperial, and lowered the sugar content, likewise making a crisper, cleaner and more food-friendly product. Q To reach a new market, Mot & Chandon released a new concept geared for less sophisticated drinkers: Ice Impe-rial, a Champagne meant to be poured on the rocks. Made with black and white grapes, it has more body, fruit and sugar than Imperial, resulting in fresh flavors that remain in the glass as the ice melts. Q Krug Champagne has launched a fan club on its website. Krug Lovers offers a platform for stories, inspirations and favorite getaways. It also features member profiles and collaborative efforts with Krug, such as drawings and photographs. Q As in happening in all aspects of marketing, social media is becoming increasingly prominent in the market-ing of wines and champagnes. A recent Wine Spectator article quotes Cyril Brun, the senior winemaker at Veuve Clicquot, explaining how that house uses Twitter to educate its consumers. ÂItÂs not necessar-ily about the brand itself, but more about sharing basic information,ÂŽ he said. Q Wine culture has matured and wine drinkers desire to learn more about their selections. Champagne Roederer recently released an app for the iPhone and iPad. When you scan the QR code on the back label, it takes you to a web page describ-ing the specific wine scanned. Tasting notesAll that said, Champagne still remains the perfect wine for celebrations and special occasions, so break out the bub-bly this Christmas, New YearÂs or what-ever other reason you have to raise a glass. Here are some nice picks for the holidays and beyond: Q Bollinger Special Cuvee NV ($75): ÂA golden color, distinctive of black grape varieties ... very fine bubbles ... ripe fruit and spicy aromas ... hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches.ÂŽ Â„ Champagne Bollinger. Q Charles Heidsieck Brut Champagne 2000 ($100): ÂA deep golden hue with warm highlights ... aromas of the humus and ferns of the forest mixed with the floral notes of musk rose ... plush with red currants, blackberries and blueber-ries ... with an incredibly long finish.ÂŽ Â„ Champagne Charles Heidsieck.Q Mot & Chandon Imprial Brut Champagne NV ($41): ÂAn elegant color ... golden straw highlights ... a sparkling bou-quet ... the vibrant intensity of green apple and citrus fruit, the freshness of mineral nuances and white flowers, the elegance of blond notes (brioche, cereal, fresh nuts) ... The delicious sumptuousness of white-fleshed fruits (pear, peach, apple).ÂŽ Â„ Mot & Chandon.Q Montaudon Champagne Grande Ros NV ($38): ÂA delicate pink with slightly coppered hints ... Bubbles are abundant ... fruity aromas such as cur-rant, strawberry or raspberry scents with a wealth of aromas and a deliciously long and powerful finish.ÂŽ Â„ Champagne Montaudon. Q Louis Roederer Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne 2005 ($90): ÂGolden, bright and iridescent. Fine, regular bubbles with a well-defined flow. Spar-kling, almost varietal bouquet, redolent of Chardonnay and white fruit aromas (apple, pear), pollen and soft, sweet cit-rus fruit (grapefruit). These are followed by the warm, chocolaty hints (vanilla, tatin pie, baked apple) which are typical of our Maison.ÂŽ Â„ Jean Baptiste Lcail-lon, Champagne Louis Roederer. Q Taittinger Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne 2005 ($175): ÂA pale yellow Champagne with very light, abundant bubbles ... very intense bou-quet, opening with notes of pastry cream of great aromatic richness ... good struc-ture and a hint of fruit wood ... flavors of ripe fruit such as pink grapefruit.ÂŽ Â„ Champagne Taittinger. Q l i T t jim McCRACKENvino@floridaweekly.com COURTESY PHOTO
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