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PAGE 1 WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 Vol. IV, No. 11  FREE INSIDE OPINION A4PETS A6HEALTHY LIVING A16 BUSINESS A21 NETWORKING A22, 24-27REAL ESTATE A29ARTS B1SANDY DAYS B2 EVENTS B5-7PUZZLES B8SOCIETY B10-11, 15-18DINING B19 NetworkingSee who was out and about in Palm Beach. A22, A24-28 X New Year’s funPlaces to ring in 2014 with style. B1 XMoney & InvestingWhat are commodities futures? We explain. A20 X PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 AntiquesTake a stand on Christmas collectibles. A35 X Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store.BY MARY JANE FINEmj“ ne@” Tennis Saturday at West Palms Howard Park was going so well „ good match-up, good volleys, hot but overcast „ right up until the moment Laurel Baker reached just a little too high, leaned a little too far. It shouldve been a great overhead serve, but she lost her footing, her balance. Top-pled over backward. Landed hard. It was a greedy shot,Ž she says now, half a year later, almost laughing at her-self, and it came back to bite me. I want-ed the point, and I fell flat on my back. And there was the humiliation, too.Ž But humiliation couldnt account for the pain, and her attempt to resume play with a tennis buddy of 20-plus years lasted mere seconds. We called the game off and went to breakfast,Ž Mrs. Baker says. I thought Id just sally forth and assume the pain would get better.Ž It didnt. By the time she got home, Mrs. Baker knew she had a problem. She drove her-self to Good Samaritan Medical Center, reassuring herself it was nothing serious. But by the time she arrived, I could bare-ly walk into the emergency room,Ž she says. It was raining, and I had Radiologist performs scores of minimally invasive back surgeries, using balloons BOOTSTRAP CHEFS ARE A DIME A DOZEN today. Television food shows have made cooking a pastime, and anybody with a chefs knife and copy of Escoffier thinks they have sous chef potential. Long before these newcomers showed up, and much earlier than the Food Net-work, Norman Van Aken was laying a groundwork only a few could be crazy enough to follow. Rogue before it was cool, he backed BY JAN NORRISjnorris@” SEE FUSION, A8 X fusion father ofNorman Van Aken, the founder of New World Cuisine, has a new book — tales from his days as a long-haired, bearded carny, a roofer to becoming one of the most famous of American chefs.COURTESY PHOTOSNorman Van AkenA A D OZ Z EN N h d d w w w W W W W o o o W W W W W W W r r r r r l l l d d d C C C C u u u u u i i i s s s s i i i n n n n n n e e e e e e , , h h h h h a a a a a s s s s s a a a a a n n n n e e e e w w w w b b b b o o o o o o o k k k — — — t t t a a a t t t t t t l l l e e e s s s f f f r r r o o o r r r r r r m SEE SURGERIES, A14 X


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For your freeKITE, call 5 6 1-84 1-KID S Scan with your smartphones Q R code reade r COMMENTARYPhilanthropy’s bird-in-the-handShoppers are on the move preparing for the holiday season. The flurry of cheer is in contrast to the somber mood of those anxiously surveying the global economy. The onslaught of holiday ads denies a need for self-restraint. No self-respecting consumer should fail to do his or her part to help spend us out of the ditch the nation is in, and rescue our anemic economy. To encourage things along, merchants forsook the sanctity of Thanksgiving-at-home, adding another day to the tradition of retail insanity practiced on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Retail-ers are well aware consumers suffer from the economic blues, the malaise deepened by Congress constant manu-facture of uncertainties. Walmart, anxious about the decline in its holiday profits, points an accusa-tory finger at the Affordable Care Act. Its attitude seems to be if you dont have enough of a paycheck to buy their stuff and purchase health insur-ance for your family, they would rather consumers be able to buy their stuff. This must be why the company asks employees to make food donations to help feed fellow workers who are not making enough to buy a months worth of groceries. In philanthropy, the closest thing we have to a climactic moment akin to the trifecta of Thanksgiving-Black Fri-day-Cyber-Monday is the door closing December 31 on the tax calendar year. Estate and tax planning issues left unresolved before that all-important date must wait another year. There is not always urgency, but the high level of uncertainty regarding future tax pol-icy makes coherent estate and tax plan-ning especially challenging now. The regulatory environment is a different river each time individuals wade into the forms and the annual rite of tax planning and calculating tax liabilities. Most individuals, if given the choice, would rather leverage the benefit of tax breaks allowed under the law for charitable giving than write a check to the IRS to pay federal taxes. The close of tax calendar year makes charitable giving a timely and satisfying choice. You need not be a Rockefeller or a Gates to be a philanthropist. Missis-sippi is the poorest state in the country but it has the highest per capita of charitable giving in the United States. This is philanthropy in defiance of the notion that austerity demands a lack of generosity, or that abundance requires stinginess. People give for many reasons. A tax break provides a helpful nudge toward a double bottom line: It is good for you and good for the community, too „ at least, that is the conventional wisdom now promoting philanthropic-friendly tax policy. Going forward, this may change. Talk in Washington is raising alarms, with threats of reducing, capping, and/or eliminating tax incentives that encour-age philanthropy. The American Enter-prise Institute estimates such a move would prompt the charitably inclined to reduce their giving by more than $9 billion a year. To defend its stake, chari-ties are mobilizing but it is far from cer-tain what the o utcome will be. Despite the clouds on the horizon, charitable options remain that encourage giving generously. Would-be donors need to rally like holiday shoppers on the trail of the Blue Light SpecialŽ to take advantage of the opportunities for giv-ing before the end of the tax year. Here is one option to consider that offers considerable tax benefits should you qualify under the law: At the end of the tax year, many individuals adjust their investment assets, including their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, you can make tax-free distributions up to $100,000 directly from your IRA for qualified charitable purposes. Making your gift is usually without tax complications and a simple process. Your gift may also count toward your mandatory annual withdrawal. A qualified charitable distribution,Ž must be:€ Made by a donor age 70 or older.€ Transferred from a traditional or Roth IRA directly to a permissible public charity. € Completed in calendar year 2013 for the 2013 tax year.It is important that you consult your tax advisor before making a gift under this law. That said, this is a valuable means for giving back. The IRA charitable rollover can benefit local charities at a time when demand for safety net services has never been greater and education and cultural arts organizations suffer from steep declines in financial support. The rollover helps to ensure that these and more modest gifts assist many worthy causes in our communities. Year-end giving in 2013 is a birdin-the-hand to do well by doing good for yourself and for others. Next year, the opportunity may have flown the coop. Q „ Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian and past president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Her professional career spans more than 25 years in the charitable sector, leading major philanthropic institutions in the South and rural Appalachia. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. Email her at and follow Lilly on Twitter @llilly15. w leslie


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A4 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Copyright: The contents of the Florida Weekly are copyright 2013 by Florida Media Group, LLC. No portion may be reproduced without the express written consent of Florida Media Group, LLC. Publisher Michelle Nogamnoga@floridaweekly.comEditor Betty Reporters & ColumnistsScott Simmons Athena Ponushis Tim Norris Jan Norris Mary Jane Fine Loren Gutentag Artis Henderson Linda Lipshutz Roger Williams Nina Cusmano Amy WoodsPresentation Editor Eric Raddatzeraddatz@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersElliot Taylor Paul Heinrich Natalie Zellers Hannah Arnone Chris AndruskiewiczAccount ExecutivesBarbara Shaferbshafer@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantDominique Delkddelk@floridaweekly.comCirculation ManagerWillie AdamsCirculationEvelyn Talbot Frank Jimenez Chelsea Crawford Headley Darlington Published by Florida Media Group LLC Pason Gaddispgaddis@floridaweekly.comJeffrey Culljcull@floridaweekly.comJim Street Address: FLORIDA WEEKLY 11380 Prosperity Farms Road, Suite 103 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 Phone 561.904.6470  Fax: 561.904.6456 Subscriptions:Call 561.904.6470 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state Mandela: The man and the movementNelson Mandelas passing last week at the age of 95 has been met with a global outpouring of remembrance and reflec-tion. A giant of modern human history has died. Mandela is rightly remembered for his remarkable ability to reconcile with his oppressors, and the political prescription his forgiveness entailed for the new South Africa. Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by anoth-er,Ž Mandela said in his inaugural speech in Pretoria, on May 10, 1994. In the same speech, he pledged, going forward, to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination.Ž Mandela has passed, but what he has passed on to succeeding generations is his deep belief in the power of movements to make change. He spent his early years in the African National Congress (ANC) organizing non-cooperation, like the Defiance Campaign in 1952, when he was photographed burning his passbook, the dreaded photo documen-tation without which black South Africans could not travel within their own country. By 1960, following the Sharpeville Massa-cre, where the white governments police forces killed at least 69 people who were protesting the pass laws and the passbooks, the government banned the ANC. Mandela and others went underground, forming the ANCs armed wing, calling it Umkhonto we Sizwe, or Spear of the Nation.Ž They led a campaign of sabotage, using crude bombs to damage and disrupt key elements in South Africas infrastructure, from rail lines to power plants. In 1962, Mandela was picked up at a police road-block, disguised as a chauffeur. The New York Times reported in 1990 that it was the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency that provided the South African Special Branch with the specifics of Mandelas where-abouts and appearance. The report went on to say that the CIA spent more on sur-veillance of the ANC than the apartheid regime did itself. Mandela spent the next 27 years in prison. At his trial for sabotage with nine others, known now as The Rivonia Trial,Ž Mandela spoke for the accused, defending their actions. During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities,Ž he declared from the dock, facing the death penalty. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.Ž To the sur-prise of many, and likely thanks to intense domestic and international attention to the trial, the activists were sentenced not to death, but to life imprisonment on South Africas notorious Robben Island. The international campaign to end apartheid began in earnest then. Campaigns to divest from companies doing business in South Africa became a central strategy. In 1970, Caroline Hunter and Ken Williams, two African-American employees at Pola-roid in Cambridge, Mass., noticed that their company was supplying the photo technol-ogy for the hated passbooks. Hunter and Williams organized a movement of Pola-roid workers that forced it to withdraw all its involvement with South Africa. Under increasing pressure, the apartheid regime cracked down even more on black South Africans, and the violence was broadcast globally, propelling students on campuses to action. A global movement formed, pressuring university boards to pull their endowment funds from South African investments. In Washington, D.C., Randall Robinson, the founder of Trans-Africa, began a protest movement in front of the South African embassy. He told us on Democracy Now!Ž Three of us were arrested, followed by 5,000 Americans who came to the embassy over the following years to be arrested ... of course that helped to propel through the Congress the Com-prehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986. And then American investments in South Africa began to tumble.Ž Robinson was referring to the bill that California Congressman Ron Dellums introduced, which passed with bipartisan support. President Ronald Reagan vetoed the bill, but, in a sign of the nations deter-mination to fight apartheid, both houses of Congress voted to override Reagans veto, imposing crushing sanctions on the apartheid regime in Pretoria. That, com-bined with the internal pressures in the country,Ž Robinson continued, produced the circumstances in the government there, the readiness to negotiate and to ultimately release Nelson Mandela.Ž President Barack Obama spoke at Mandelas memorial service in Soweto this week, and provoked a firestorm of criti-cism back in Washington for shaking the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro. Man-dela was a devoted friend of Fidel Castro, who always supported the ANC. The U.S., on the other hand, did not remove Mandela from its terrorist watch listŽ until 2008, 14 years after he was elected president of South Africa. Nelson Mandela ended his autobiography by saying, When I walked out of prison, that was my mission, to liberate the oppressed and the oppressor both. ... The truth is that we are not yet free; we have merely achieved the freedom to be free.Ž Q „ Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. „ Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now!,Ž a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the co-author of The Silenced Majority,Ž a New York Times best-seller. OPINIONThe war on inequalityPresident Barack Obama has his answer to Lyndon Johnsons War on Poverty.Ž It is a war on inequality. The presidents formal declaration of hostilities came in a speech this month at the Center for American Progress, predictably praised as bril-liant by his journalistic cheerleaders and touted by the White House as set-ting out the cause that will define the rest of his presidency. While LBJs war on poverty is nothing to emulate „ it costs $900 billion a year, yet has manifestly failed in the stated goal of uplifting the poor „ at least it had a clear, compelling rationale. Who can disagree that it would be better if fewer Americans were poor? Obamas implicit argu-ment is that it would be better if fewer Americans were rich, or at least if they werent quite so offensively rich. He relied on dubious research and tendentious analysis to make his case, without ever admitting what, for him, must be the crux of the matter. Surely, income inequality offends his egalitar-ian sense of justice and aesthetics, and even if he didnt believe it had harmful real-word effects, he would wish the top 1 percent werent so wealthy as a social good in and of itself. There is no doubt that we long ago exited the economic Golden Age of the mid-20th century, and we arent going to return to it. President Obama could give a speech about that and never need to make a questionable claim. But he wants to make a case for war. In his speech, the president said that inequality is bad for the economy and cited one studyŽ showing that greater income inequality means more frag-ile growth and more frequent reces-sions. Of course, one studyŽ can show almost anything. The study in ques-tion analyzed developing economies. He could just as easily have said that one studyŽ by a Harvard econo-mist showed a correlation between increasing inequality and higher eco-nomic growth in the U.S. and other developed countries between 1960 and 2000. To maintain that rising inequality is a threat to the American Dream, the president insists that it is reducing income mobility. Here the evidence is just as weak. According to Scott Win-ship of the Manhattan Institute, the gap between the middle class and the poor hasnt grown much during the past few decades. It has been the very top of the income distribution that has gained the most. America does indeed have a serious mobility problem, especially in get-ting people out of poverty. But it has nothing to do with a small fraction of people being spectacularly rich. Mark Zuckerberg could be stripped of all his wealth tomorrow, and it wouldnt help anyone further down the income ladder. It wouldnt increase wages, or reduce out-of-wedlock child rearing, or lead to less incarceration, or revive the work ethic, all of which would enhance mobility and lift more people into the middle class. It would just make Mark Zuckerberg poor. Which is why Obamas war on inequality is so misconceived. We arent beset by a wealthy 1 percent destroying opportunity and immiser-ating the rest of the country. The pres-ident needs to reconsider his casus belli. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. p w a o v r amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly m i i e r t s rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly


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Fostering for my friend Maryanne Dell, who does rescue through her Shamrock Foundation, seemed like a good com-promise.Do you want me to look for one that you might potentially adopt?Ž Maryanne asked. Tell me what youre looking for, in case I run across a dog that might be a fit.ŽI asked for a dog that was 4 to 6 years old, so our 5-year-old cavalier, Harper, could have a playmate. As far as size, I was interested in going a little bigger than a cavalier, say, up to 30 pounds. Our rule is that we have to be able to carry the dog up and down the stairs in the event that it becomes sick or injured or is debilitated in old age. I preferred a spaniel type, but I didnt want a dog with a really heavy coat. And in a perfect world, the dog wouldnt be much of a barker, since we live in a condo and stay frequently in hotels with our dogs. What she brought us was a 6-pound ball of short black fur with a long, nar-row bare patch on her back, a pointy gray muzzle and a howl that suggested she was part banshee. Labeled a Pomer-anian-Chihuahua mix, she had been pulled from the shelter in Riverside, Calif., and was estimated to be 12 or 13 years old. She was a doll, though, and I told Maryanne I would be happy to fos-ter her for as long as necessary. Gemma, as I named her, arrived on Jan. 23. By Feb. 8, she was sleeping on the bed. Her fur started growing back, and we soon discovered that she had a beautiful long black coat with a ruff around her neck and pantaloons on her legs. My friends, I suspect, were taking bets on how long it would be before we adopted her. We made it official on March 19, signing the adoption papers that made her ours. Who didnt see that coming?Ž one of my friends remarked. What are the advantages of letting someone else choose your dog? It can be a good idea whether you are purchasing from a breeder or adopting from a shelter. Q A breeder has been watching her puppies for a minimum of eight weeks. If you accurately describe your per-sonality and lifestyle, she is going to be able to tell you which puppy is upbeat and active and will make a great jog-ging buddy, and which one is easygoing enough to enjoy being a couch potato with you. Q Shelter employees, rescue volunteers and foster owners have been observing their charges for weeks as well. Tell them what you want in a dog, and they can often steer you to the one that will suit you best. Q And sometimes, what you think you want and what turns out to be perfect for you are two very different things. Ive told Maryanne that she can pick a dog out for me any time. Q PET TALES Even in a single litter, dogs come in a range of personalities. An experienced breeder or shelter employee can help you decide which one is right for you. Pets of the Week>> Maggie May is an 8-year old spayed German Shepherd mix. She’s easy going, friendly and a people pleaser. She has a soft coat of beautiful brindle hair and loves a good back scratch. >> Samson is a 6-year-old neutered domestic shorthair. He is a little shy at rst but warms up with attention. Both pets qualify for the Senior to Senior program; adopters 55 and older pay no adoption fee.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 For adoption information, call 686-6656. >> Julius is a neutered male orange tabby, 2 to 3 years old. He has soft fur, and gets along well with people and other cats. He would love to be brought into a new “forever” home. >> Goldie is a spayed female tabby, 2 to 3 years old. She has beautiful golden eyes and a great personality. 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The celebration, hosted at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, included a lineup of community lead-ers, according to a pre-pared statement from the Polo Club. The awards are granted annually to community leaders, organizations and sporting venues that give of their time and resources to further the mission of ICYG. The Community Giants awards recognize lead-ers in four categories „ management, commu-nity service, leadership and founders. Mr. Wash was recognized by ICYG founder, Malachi Knowles, for the Founders Award. We are pleased to honor IP Cs outstanding service to our com-munity by introducing our schoolchildren to polo, and for spearhead-ing economic develop-ment by providing jobs for our families,Ž said Esmeralda H. Knowles, executive director of the organization, in the statement. We are inspired by IPCs con-tinuous work through the Polo Training Foun-dation, and their over-all commitment to the sport of polo and the South Florida equestrian community. For these reasons, this years high-est honor is awarded to the International Polo Club.Ž Since 2002, the International Polo Club Palm Beach has hosted a day of polo for as many as 1,400 fourth-grade students from area schools. This equates to more than 14,000 local students being introduced to the sport in the last decade. Teams of boys and girls were trained by the worlds greatest professional polo players to wield mallets on mounted polo ponies and charge down the field. Students cheered on their schoolmates during the exhibition match, then joined them on the field to participate in the divot stomp, and afterward, were treated to lunch. Mr. Wash accepted the award along with the IPC executive team. It is an honor to receive the Founders Award from ICYG,Ž Mr. Wash said in the state-ment. We really enjoy teaching children about polo, and the smiles on their faces are priceless.Ž Other 2013 award winners included George W. Linley, Palm Beach County Sports Commission; Clarence D. Wil-liams III, Riviera Beach Police Chief; Tony T. Brown, Riviera Beach Com-munity Redevelopment Agency; Marcia J. Andrews, Palm Beach County School Board; Iris Jones, BB&T Bank; Joanna Aiken, Rebuilding Together of the Palm Beaches; and Lt. Beverly J. Elliott-Morri-son, retired, Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department. Also honored were Carol A. Roberts, Chair, Palm Beach County Health Care District; Attorney F. Martin Perry, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Palm Beaches; and the late Herman McCray. ICYG was incorporated with a vision toward enhancing the lives of disad-vantaged children and families in Palm Beach County. ICYG is an academic excellence and golf program that uses the etiquette, rules, behavior, dress, and speech associated with the sport to help inner city children focus on the positive, mold them into good citizens, and make them future role models, according to the statement. Teachers, law enforce-ment, and amateur and professional golf-ers provide golf instruction utilizing the rules and code of conduct of the PGA, LPGA, and the USGA. The International Polo Club Palm Beach is in Wellington. Founded in 2002, IPC is host to major tourna-ments and events throughout the year, including the highest goal polo played in the U.S. from January through April. Q COURTESY PHOTO John Wash and the Polo Club were honored by the Inner City Youth Golfers for its program for fourth-grade students.


A8 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYinto cooking reluctantly, taking on a breakfast c ooks job where No Experience NecessaryŽ was the hiring crite-ria. In and out of kitchens around the country as fast as a hollandaise breaks, with variations on good and bad chefs, somewhere between Cheez-Whiz and mirepoix and a who-cares? attitude, Van Aken worked his way across the country before settling in South Florida and finally growing into the title role of chef. In No Experience Necessary: the Culinary Odyssey of Chef Norman Van Aken,Ž he spells out the wild, trippy ride from his days as a long-haired, bearded carny, a roofer, a cement blast-er and golf-course mower, leading up to the kitchen expertise that resulted in his owning several restaurants and writing five books. The book was pub-lished Dec. 7. A keen observer, despite his drug and alcohol use, he details the crazy bits of society that made up Key West and other parts of the country in the 1970s and 80s. He details the history of the cities he cooked in „ explaining how it fed into the food on the plate. The book is ultimately a rollercoaster on two wheels „ hilarious vignettes of real-life kitchens and a lowly c ooks life from sun-up to sun-up again. He describes every player in the dramatic comedy along the way. Food-ists will recognize names of chefs and food stars who played major roles in American cuisine during the decades „ everyone from Julia Child and Alice Waters to Mickey Rourke and a young whippersnapper named Daniel Boulud. Now an international culinary figure, Van Aken, an Illinois native, is most closely associated with Florida „ at acclaimed former restaurants Nor-mans, and at Mano in Miami, MIRA and Louies Backyard in Key West, and the current Normans in Orlandos Ritz Carlton. New World CuisineVan Akens name is synonymous with the food that would come to be known as New World Cuisine „ the title of another of his books, defining a smat-tering of classic dishes and traditional techniques wrapped around the flavors and foods of the New World. Closer to his Florida home, he was part of the so-called Mango Gang „ five chefs in Miami in the 1980s, includ-ing Allen Susser, Douglas Rodriguez, Mark Militello and Robbin Haas „ who focused the exploding food spotlight on South Floridas cuisine. But his true cooking roots reach farther south „ to Key West, where he learned and honed his craft „ self-taught at the hip of a motley group of kitchen workers worthy of a Kerouac novel. In an interview at Lesters Diner in Fort Lauderdale, Van Aken chronicled the zig-zag route he took to culinary stardom. What brought him to Florida? I was at a party that was concluding in Champlain, Ill., in April. It was still freaking cold. One of my friends had an Econoline van. One said, Lets go someplace. Someone said, Lets go someplace else. One had a brother in Key West, so we drove straight through. It was mostly empty then „ no development like there is today. There was no light pollution „ you could see every star. It was magical. Key West got to me.Ž He stayed with friends and partied hard, living hand to mouth „ a run-ning theme throughout his Key West days. When the money ran out, he returned to Illinois. I was trying to figure out a way to make a living as a writer,Ž he said. Plays and short stories fill notebooks he keeps. But I felt like I needed to find what it was I was supposed to be doing.Ž After a number of odd jobs, including factory work he hated, and a carnival job where he was nearly electrocuted, he picked up a paper to look for work, and saw an ad for a breakfast cook.  No expe-rience necessary. That would be me. I was hired on the spot.Ž It was there, he said, I saw cooking could be cool for other people. I was wowed by this guy putting out food for scores of people. I was thinking hes so into a zone.Ž But though he liked the diner, I had no desire to be a cook. I took the job for the money „ and that wasnt much. I couldnt see cooking as a profession.Ž He returned to Key West. Hed eventually bring from up North his young love and future wife Janet; they had met in the diner. Living to party and avoiding Vietnam were primary goals of the day, not just for Van Aken but for all of his hang-out friends, and he fell into the mindset. I was trying to find out what I wanted to do. I never once dreamed cooking would be it.Ž But the kitchen jobs kept finding him. I needed work. The first kitchen I worked in in Key West was this open-air barbecue joint called The Midget. We served North Carolina style barbe-cue and Midget burgers,Ž he said. He cooked on the graveyard shift, grilling ribs over a hot fire in the summer. Madness,Ž he says. More hard partying and living with crazy roommates, and then it was time to go back home to Illinois. This sce-nario would repeat itself more than once before he stayed in Florida. I kept going places and trying to figure out what I was going to do next.Ž He and Janet thumbed it back home and he got jobs that led to kitchens as far away as Greeley, Colo. There, he met one of his first culinary teachers. The guy who made the signature soups had fallen down the stairs and had his arms in casts. He realized I wasnt going to replace him „ he could tell I wasnt going to stay „ so he taught me to make them. He was a Navy chef, and he had picked up all these international recipes for soups „ the classic lobster bisque, a mulligataw-ny stew. He was a (expletive) named Fred Boomer.Ž Van Aken succeeded at the soups to Boomers satisfaction. Lessons like these, from unlikely sources, would be his hands-on schooling „ the only training hed know. After Boomer, he said, it would be a long time before he would find anyone in the kitchens who cared about the food or what they were turning out „ just that they made the num-bers. He, too, was numb to the process and took jobs out of necessity. A stint at a country club in upstate Illinois gave him his first shot at actu-ally creating dishes. It was like my lab,Ž he said. I learned a lot about cooking by just experimenting on my own.Ž New adventures, new jobsMeanwhile, he and Janet married in 1976. He would promise her at every restaurant job that it wasnt for long „ he had bigger ideals, he just didnt know what they were, he said. In 1977, we flew to Key West for our honeymoon. I went to the Green Parrot bar and my friend asked if I wanted a job „ a guy he was building a restaurant for needed a chef.Ž The chef who had been hired to run the new restaurant was in jail, he said. Its how he landed most of his kitchen jobs, Van Aken said „ they were flukes. I went and talked to the guy building the restaurant, and was hired, I would cook his foods. He had another restaurant on the other coast, and he took me to Fort Myers to learn the reci-pes there, then put me on a bus back to Key West to run the restaurant.Ž The secret to a famed shrimp sauce at the new 700 Duval was Cheez-Whiz mixed with jug Chablis, Van Aken writes in his book. But I was dead-set on making it at this position.Ž It was his first shot at being a head chef. He still wasnt really ready, he says, for all the responsibility. But he began FUSIONFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOABOVE: “The Triangle Bunch,” Emeril Lagasse, Norman Van Aken and Charlie Trotter cook together in Montecito, Calif., around 1998.LEFT: Norman Van Aken and culinary legend Julia Child, in 1992.


GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 NEWS A9to flex his creative muscle, and it wasn t long before he was fired after getting caught changing one of the owners beloved batter recipes. It was fortuitous „ his next job, at the Pier House, was a completely dif-ferent world,Ž he said. In the kitchen were culinary school graduates, and experienced international cooks who would introduce the chef to some classic cooking techniques and the mysterious mirepoix. The traditional vegetable saut was a word he had no clue how to spell, and had only heard another cook reference. There was a whole electricity in that kitchen. They were actually doing food tasting of dishes before they went to the public,Ž he said. They had a separate pastry chef. Fine-tuning came at his favorite Key West restaurant, Port of Call. Buerre blanc was made to order „ there were no walk-ins and all the food was fresh „ a totally new concept for Van Aken. The food was traditional French „ these were the bones hed need on the way to a serious cooking career.Back to ChicagoAfter his son was born, it was time to return to Chicago „ and a job with noted restaurateur Gordon Sinclair. A new restaurant, under his hand „ and via one of Sinclairs cookbooks „ the Chez Panisse Menu Cookbook, Van Aken had an aha! moment. I learned what a restaurant and life could be.Ž There, he hired a pasty-faced young man to be a busboy, and finally gave him a shot inside the kitchen at the garde manger station.  My name is Charlie Trotter, but everyone calls me Chuck, Ž Van Aken writes of what the young man said. It would be the beginning of a lifelong friendship and collaboration with Trotter, eventually a legend in the food world himself. They would cook together in kitchens often, with Charlie bringing a precise and driven knowl-edge of ingredients and experimenta-tion to Van Akens world. At Gordon, I started to look at American food differently. Gordon was traveling and coming back from amaz-ing restaurants „ Spago and Chez Panisse and unfussy restaurants around the country. Sinclair opened a new restaurant „ Sinclairs American Grill „ in the Jupiter Beach Hilton hotel. It was the biggest thing in the area „ and he put Van Aken in charge. He was chef of a banquet room, and all the dining associated with the 160-room hotel. It was being rebuilt as a luxury oceanfront resort by Marshall Field IV. Van Akens modern cuisine was edgy for the area „ too much so, and he was asked to back off, and give the din-ers what they wanted „ well-done steaks, roast chicken, baked fish.Ž They wouldnt order the specials that the chef had dreamed up. Sinclair was a businessman at heart, Van Aken said, and it was the bottom line he was watching „ and it was sinking. They eventually parted ways. Louie’s BackyardHe already had another job offer, and the chef and his young family returned to Key West in 1985 so he could take the helm at Louies Backyard. Proal Perrys landmark restaurant on Wad-dell Street in Key West was being redone and needed a new chef. Van Aken delivered, and within only a few months, his talents were noticed out-side the area. A four-star review from the Miami Herald validated his work. Inclusion in a cookbook about new American bistros cemented his place in the frontier of a new style of American food. Im now cooking from ingredients I tasted in joints all around Key West,Ž he said. I was drawn to the flavors of black bean soup and plaintains, and conch. No other chefs were paying homage to it „ and I didnt have any-thing in my way.Ž Publishers noticed him, too „ and his first book came out of a dinner an editor enjoyed at Louies. Feast of Sun-light in 1987 was Van Akens treatise on foods all of the same latitude „ the sun foods he had learned so much about in his journey. It was a nod to the women who taught me to cook „ my mother and Nana. I had the fortune of being raised by two extraordinary women. My mother taught me my work ethics „ always work hard. My Nana gave me a love of great books.Ž I really had an ephiphanal moment at Louies. I was there one morning with all these cookbooks, sitting on the Afterdeck at Louies, and a boat was cruising on the horizon. The water was sparkling and it was a beautiful day. I thought to myself, Where is that boat going „ Cuba? What are the people there going to eat when they get there? Then it hit me „ I just closed all those books and bought a notebook. I decid-ed to learn from all these places I had been around Key West. This was before the Internet, and I was talking to the cooks and writing things down.Ž At the same time, they created a Caf Louie upstairs at the restaurant. It was open to the public, and it became his atelier. I became motivated to create a cuisine that didnt even have a name at that point. Someone asked, What do you call this food? I answered: New World cui-sine.Ž Now, he said, I was more consciously cooking. But Im not just cook-ing really good food. Its food „ and a story. Its food „ and a place. History is a great place to draw from. Key West is rich in history. It hit me: If I were in another place, it wouldnt be the same. I wanted to be taken seriously for my food at last. I had been to Napa and San Francisco and seen what they were doing there. I had a conversation with myself: Look at what Robert Mondavi did for the California wine industry „ I wanted to do that with food. I could go to California and be one of 10 or 15 to cook this way, or I could stay here and lead it.Ž Fresh ingredients from all over South Florida showed up at the back door of Louies, or at the airport. Tamarind „ a favorite tropical treat and fruits from Homestead, stone crab from the area crab fishermen. Van Aken began to reference local food people, too „ Maida Heatter for her baking, Al McLean for his fish expertise. I read all about catching pompano,Ž he said. These were the people who inspired me now.Ž He was riding a wave of success, rubbing shoulders with other big names in food at the time. MIRA – the dreamHe partnered with the owner of Louies to open MIRA in the Marquesa hotel. It was one of his biggest dreams, the chef said, finally coming true. French-leaning bistro dishes for an elegant restaurant that would set Key West on its ear „ or so he hoped. But despite a warm welcome, the tiny restaurant couldnt sustain the business needed to cover the rent and food costs. A two-year lease that hung overhead with disappearing investors eventually wiped out the profits and crushed the restaurant. This time, the IRS was involved in the end of Van Akens chef ride and he was looking over his shoulder. He had nothing to offer, so took a job in Boca Raton at a new restau-rant going into a shopping plaza. The behemoth two-story place would be an homage to New York steakhouses, but with modern dcor and a club-like piz-zazz. The chef was looking for steady income „ not for a fight with an owner over kitchen turf, he said. He helped build up the restaurant called Hoexters Market, which soon was doing stupen-dous numbers, but with an owner who had no discipline in buying and spend-ing, then cramming diners into the space to make the numbers. After hiring several financial advisors, the owner decided Van Aken wasnt working out. He pinned a note to the chefs door and locked it „ the only notice the chef got that he was fired. It was time for yet another journey, the chef writes in his book. Boca Raton was an uneasy fit from the start. I have never understood the attraction of that man-made mallburb. It is the spiritual and physical opposite of Dia-mond Lake, where I grew up, and Key West, where I was happiest. But every journey is part of the life we live and so it was now time for quite another.Ž It was 1990, and Miami Beach was the trendiest spot in the state. Ocean Drive was the heartbeat of the citys revival. Van Aken found himself hired again, directing the concepts at the newly restored Betsy Ross Hotel for a restau-rant to be called Stars and Stripes, and a Mano, and learning from the Cuban owner another layer of cuisine to add to his ever-growing repertoire. A number of accolades are heaped on the chef during his tenure here „ among them, the ultimate chef honor „ a James Beard nomination for Best Chef, Southeast region. He also writes of Hurricane Andrew and its devastation „ and the charity meals cooked for relief fundraisers. Van Aken ends his book here „ with another owner/chef spat that leads to him quitting. After saying that he may or may not write another book, catalog-ing his cooking life from that point, he leaves with an epilogue. He updates the chapter with news of his brotherŽ Charlie Trotter, his longtime friend, closing his Chicago restaurant after a 25-year run. The book went to press before Trotter died in November. Trotter was part of the TriangleŽ formed of the friendship between the two chefs and Emeril Lagasse. Van Aken lives in Miami now, consulting and enjoying his family. Another book? Lets see how this one does first,Ž he said. He is scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live in January to promote No Experience Necessary.Ž Q COURTESY PHOTOSABOVE: Norm Van Aken and his wife, Jane, lived in Key West during the late ’70s. This photo was taken during a going-away party when they left, in 1979.LEFT: The boy Norm Van Aken with his sister, Jane. He and friends came to Florida in an Econoline van on a whim during a cold spell in his native Illinois.


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Q Cutting-edge scienceQ It may be a cliche of domestic conflict, but physicists have earnestly tackled the dynamics of toilet bowl splash back.Ž A stream delivered by a standing male, because it travels five times farther than a seated males, produces a splash easily reaching seat and floor „ even without factoring in the well-knownŽ Plateau-Rayleigh instability „ the inevitable disintegration of a liquid stream six or seven inchesŽ after its formation. Short of recommending that men be seated, the researchers (speaking to a November conference) suggest narrowing the angleŽ by standing slightly to one side and aiming downwards at a low angle of impact.Ž (BBC News, 11-6-2013) Q University of British Columbia researchers, intent on judging whether blocking dopamine D4 receptors can reduce the urge to gamble in subjects other than humans, claimed in October to have devised a test that works on the dopamine receptors of rats „ especially those with a gambling problem. With a slot machine-like device dispensing sugar pellets, the researchers claimed they offered rats measured risks and even determined that rats are more likely to take risks immediately following a close loss (as are humans). (Science Daily, Oct. 29, 2013) Q Medical marvelsSeven years ago, Michael Spann, now 29, suddenly doubled over in pain that felt like he got hit in the head with a sledgehammer,Ž and began crying blood. Despite consulting doctors, including two visits with extensive lab work at the venerable Cleveland Clinic, the Antioch, Tenn., man told Nashvilles The Tennessean in Octo-ber that he is resigned to an idiopathic conditionŽ „ a disease without apparent cause. Mr. Spanns main wish now is just to hold a job, in that fellow workers, and customers, tend not to react well to a man bleeding from the eyes (even though his once-daily episodes have become more sporadic). Q The kingdomQ The sex life of the anglerfish, according to a interview in November with evolutionary biologist Theodore Pietsch, is as dismal as any on planet Earth. According to Wired: Boy meets girl, boy bites girl, boys mouth fuses to girls body, boy lives the rest of his life attached to girl, sharing her blood and supplying her with sperm.Ž Only 1 percent of males ever hook up with females (because the ocean floor is dark), said Professor Pietsch. The rest starve to death as virgins. Q Professor Pietsch may know his anglerfish, but Marlene Zuk of the University of Minnesota knows her insects, including the mating mechanics of damselflies, crickets and cockroaches, which she described for The New York Times in November. The damselfly males penis is a Swiss Army knife-like contraption (necessary to access the females well-hidden eggs). The cricket easily produces sperm, but then awaits its draining through a long stemŽ for several minutesŽ to achieve fertilization. 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A12 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY COMMENTARYCrossing the other Delaware: a personal view of ChristmasIn the American cultural vernacular, which may prove as confusing to you as it frequently does to me, the first Christmas did not occur 2,013 years ago. Instead, the first Christmas took place exactly 237 years ago on a frigid night a few miles north of Philadelphia. In this whimsical, transformative nation, holidays that began as one thing inevitably become another, and none more so than Christmas. During the evening of Dec. 25, 1776, Christmas Love (defined as the love of Christ come, for Christians) must have seemed as remote as the North Pole to the 2,400 men who crossed the Delaware River out of Pennsylv ania. They moved out in sleet and snow equipped with newly issued flints for their weapons on George Washington s command, gathering on the riverfront from positions near McKonkeys Ferry. At that point the self-declared United States of America „ where you and I will eat to our hearts content this Christmas „ amounted to 174 days worth of upstart nation. Brand new, the nation also was under siege, wrapped in a winter storm, and starving. Most of Washingtons men couldnt swim, but they swallowed their fear. Ice floes in the river presented a significant danger to their heavily laden boats as they labored in frigid darkness toward the Jersey shore. None of it was pretty. In sloppy, struggling fashion, commanders and a regiment of experienced seamen from Marblehead, Mass., with others, finally landed the force mostly intact at Trenton, on the east bank of the river. There, things changed forever. That fact remains the nations most singular Christ-mas gift to itself. The Americans caught the winterencamped Hessian troops (competent pro-fessional soldiers in the pay of the British army) completely off guard and drunk. Thus they won the first real victory in our history, at the end of what had been a very bad year. Had Washington been killed or captured „ a distinct possibility since he was among the first to land on the far shore „ history would have gone barking up a different tree. It almost did, anyway. Previously, his men had succeeded only in having their rear ends kicked out of New York and chased all over New Jersey by the British and their allies. But only six days before Christmas, Thomas Paine came out with a feisty pam-phlet called Common Sense,Ž in Philadel-phia. It included the most famous lines he ever wrote. The language was so compel-ling that against all reason it boosted morale among the half-frozen, half-sick, woefully undernourished Americans. These are the times that try mens souls,Ž Mr. Paine wrote. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.Ž No doubt many would have settled for an easier conflict and reduced rations of glory along with a hot meal, but they werent given the choice. For all those Americans, including women, children and the old people left to manage farms and homes, Christmas Love required sacrifice and the recognition of imminent mortality. To all of them, everything must have seemed tenuous. Ive always thought of Christmas that way, too „ as a time when existence can become, paradoxically, both sumptuous and desperate. In such a time, each of us must cross our own Delaware, which means that each of us must define Christmas Love as any force or energy that allows us to make the crossing, no matter how tenuously or what shape it takes. If, for example, you havent spoken to a relative or an old friend with whom youve fallen out, youre facing the river. If you havent forgiven yourself for a mistake made in another time „ which means confronting your own weakness or blindness, and moving on „ youre facing the river. If the echoes of the dead or the memories of Christmases past become not the voices of angels but a chorus of tyrants beckoning you to surrender the joyous moment in order to suffer the once-upon-a-time, youre facing the river. Charles Dickens, the great British novelist, knew the music of this tune intimately, which was why he wrote A Christmas Carol.Ž In any case, something has to be faced and changed. And you have to face it and change it. Christmas is a time to do that, just as it was for Washington and the men, women and children who faced his Dela-ware River. For somebody I never knew, heres one more Delaware. Late on Dec. 24, 1976, I drove out of the gates of Camp Lejeune, N.C., home of the Second Marine Division, bound toward Wilmington 50 or so miles to the south. I was bent on attending midnight Mass at an Orthodox church. The narrow two-lane blacktop ribboned a North Carolina night so black in the flat piedmont that I could see nothing beyond my own headlights for miles, until a flash-ing of red and blue came distantly into view. I slowed, approached and passed. Two cars had collided head on. The bodies of five dead lay under sheets near the devas-tated wreckage. Midnight was 90 minutes away. At the church, a packed Christmas celebration of such candlelit, incense-infused magnificence occurred „ with chanting, bells, the sprinkling of holy water and all the sensuous ornamentation of celebratory life „ that Ive never been able to forget either the blood or the glory. And now its only Christmas Love I want for them: for those nameless souls who may still cherish the victims of that long ago night. May they, with all of us, find it in themselves to cross the other Delaware. Q „ A version of this column originally ran on Dec. 21, 2011. f g o M m o roger 24 Hour Emergency CareOur emergency facilities are open 24 hours a day for the treatment of emergent medical conditions in adults and children. We provide the same emergency care that patients receive in our hospital based emergency room, only closer to home. 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GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 NEWS A13 PGA NATIONAL RESORT & SPA, PALM BEACH GARDENS HOLIDAY GIFT FORE THE GOLFER TWO “CLASSIC VALUE PACKS” 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 – MARCH 2, 2014 Golfs greatest stars collide with golfs 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 bene“ t South Florida Childrens Charities. Visit or call 866 8honda8 for package details and more information. County clerk’s office 16th annual concert and dress-down days raise thousands for charities SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Sounds of the holidays filled the Palm Beach County Governmental Center and hundreds of dollars floated down to the atrium floor where members of Cir-cuit Sound „ the Clerk & Comptroller s employee choir „ sang to raise money for charity. For the 16th year, the choir performed its annual Holiday Charity Show. At the end of the half-hour performance, the carolers had raised $1,000. Donors are encouraged to be creative when dropping their donations. Money fell in many forms „ attached to snow-flakes and parachutes, folded like paper airplanes, or simply dropped from the upper levels to the atrium floor below.The money goes to Season to ShareŽ nominee Berline Senelier, who was nom-inated to receive the aid by the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County. Ms. Senelier attend-ed the Dec. 16 performance, and had lunch afterward with Clerk Sharon Bock, according to a written report by the clerks office. Each of the Season to Share nominees have compelling stories, but what I think resonates with us about Berlines story is that any one of us could be her,Ž Ms. Bock said in the prepared statement. She had a great career as a pediatric nurse, until a brain tumor robbed her of her sight and she lost everything „ her job, her health insurance, her home, her independence. She helped so many people in her career, Im glad we can do our part and help her now.Ž Last year, Circuit Sound raised $800 for Season to ShareŽ nominee Helen Gatti. Circuit Sound performances have raised nearly $7,000 for local charities since 1997. The 19 members of Circuit Sound practice and perform on their own time. The Circuit Sound performance was the closing act in the Clerk & Comptrol-lers charitable giving efforts for 2013. After the Circuit Sound performance, Ms. Bock presented 12 charities with their share of $47,996 from the Clerks Dress Down Friday program. Employees give charitable donations in exchange for dressing casually on Fridays, and vote on the charities that receive the money from the Dress Down program. This years Dress Down charities are: The American Heart Association; Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County; Con-nor Moran Childrens Cancer Foundation; Hospice by the Sea; Kids In Distress; Leu-kemia & Lymphoma Society, Palm Beach Area Chapter; Little Smiles; The Lords Place; National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; Paralyzed Veterans Association of Florida; Peggy Adams Ani-mal Rescue; and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, South Florida Affiliate. Since its creation in 1994, the Dress Down program has raised more than $700,000 for local nonprofit groups. Clerks employees also raised approximately $16,000 for the United Way and $8,600 in individual campaigns for the ALS Association, Caridad Center, Fami-lies First of Palm Beach County, Juvenile Diabetes Research Center and the March of Dimes. They also donated school sup-plies for children served by the Center for Family Services and for schools in western Palm Beach County; gave food to the Palm Beach County Food Bank; and collected nearly 300 cell phones and personal care items for domestic vio-lence victims served by Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) and the YWCA Harmony House. The Clerks office is committed to outstanding service to our customers, and to the community,Ž Ms. Bock said. Its an honor to lead a team of employ-ees that are so committed to building a culture of charity and of giving back to Palm Beach County.Ž For more information about the Clerks office, see or call 355-2996. Q Clerk Sharon Bock, second from left front row, and Berline Senelier, holding basket, with nonprofit representatives.Clerk Sharon Bock with Circuit Sound, the choir. Recipient Berline Senelier lost her sight, and also lost her job, her insurance and her home. COURTESY PHOTOS


A14 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WE ARE RETIRING! Everything Must Go! Come Celebrate With Us! UP TO 70 % PETERSON & YOUNG GOLDSMITHS10929 N. Military Trail Palm Beach Garden, FLHours: Mon.-Friday 10am 5:30pm Sat. 10am 3pm; Closed Sundays tary Tr ai l WATCHES Bulova, Seiko & PulsarALL at 70% off!OFF Comfort & Orthopedic Footwear Specialist ‡ %RDUG&HUWLHG3HGRUWKLVWV ‡ Custom Molded Shoes, Orthotics & Shoe Repair 4385 Northlake Blvd.(In Northmill Plaza just West of I-95) adjacent to Joseph’s Market & Home Goods3KRQH ZZZP\QRELOHVKRHVFRP $ 10 OFF $100 minimum purchase. Expires 12/30/13. May not be combined with any other offer. Does not apply to previous purchase. parked about as far as possible from the entrance.Ž In the ER, Dr. Pamela Perry did a preliminary exam and ordered an MRI scan that showed the first lumbar ver-tebra broken in three places. Dr. Perry suggested a visit to interventional radi-ologist Dr. Gerald Zemel. Mrs. Baker decided to wait and let nature take its healing-over-time course. She waited. So did nature. About a week later, she heeded Dr. P errys advice, returning to Good Sams cam-pus, where Dr. Zemel has his office. It was there that she first learned of the Balloon Kyphoplasty Procedure, a minimally invasive surgery that can stabilize compressed or fractured ver-tebrae, reduce pain and restore spinal alignment. According to the American Journal of Neuroradiology, an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mark Reiley, came up with the idea of using an inflatable balloon to treat a vertebral compres-sion fracture in the early 1990s. The FDA first approved such a procedure in 1998, and Dr. Zemel began perform-ing Kyphoplasties in the early 2000s at Miamis Baptist Hospital; he joined Good Sam in 2009, and estimates that hes done somewhere in the low 100sŽ of the procedures. To date, more than 700,000 have been treated using the method. Possible compli-cations include infection, bleeding, increased back pain and numbness or tingling, but literature on the proce-dure cites such risks as minimal. Balloon kyphoplasties are performed by orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons or interventional radiologists. Interventional radiologists dont practice diagnostic radiology,Ž says Dr. Zemel. Were the classic minimally invasive surgeons, but we didnt do tra-ditional surgical residencies.Ž Dr. Zemel explained to Mrs. Baker how the procedure works: Through a small opening (about one-eighth inch) in the back, he would insert a hollow needle into the fractured bone and then guide a small balloon through the instrument. When the balloon is gently inflated, it would raise the collapsed bone to a more normal position. He would then fill the cavity created by the balloons with orthopedic cement to stabilize and hold the bone in place. I had no fear,Ž Mrs. Baker says, no second thoughts about doing it.Ž Dr. Zemel has a slightly different recollection. She was chicken,Ž he teases. She didnt want to come in for the procedure.Ž His former patient laughs. I thought I was being stoic,Ž she says, and I had things to do.Ž She had company coming, two young men from Austria, the sons of her chil-drens former au pair. And, actually, she decided, it wouldnt be bad to have house guests during her recovery, in case she needed assistance. The sur-gery was scheduled for August 21. Its not a typical story, really,Ž the doctor says, because shes a lot more active than most.Ž And, at 67, younger, too. A number of his balloon kypho-plasty patients are in their 70s and 80s, many of them having suffered cancer-induced or osteoporosis-induced verte-bral fractures. Mrs. Bakers surgery lasted 90 minutes, which is typical. Insurance cover-age varies, but Medicare generally cov-ers the procedure when its deemed a medical necessity. The surgery is done with the patient conscious, on moderate sedation,Ž Dr. Zemel says. Whats known as twilight anesthesia.Ž Mrs. Bakers recollection is minimal. I remember everybody in the operat-ing room,Ž she says, and I remember waking up afterwards.Ž Her satisfaction seems absolute: The relief was instan-taneous. I find it a remarkable proce-dure. A friend said her mother had the procedure at 90 and shes 101 now. It cant be too bad.Ž Happy endings aside, not every patient with a fractured or compressed spinal bone is a candidate for the sur-gery. The outcome depends on whom one operates,Ž Dr. Zemel says. If you choose patients properly, the success rate approaches 100 percent. We have to make sure we are treating fractures that are active, meaning the patient is suffering pain now. Unsuccessful ones are usually the ones in which the frac-ture is not the cause of the symptoms.Ž That can mean arthritis or an older fracture that never healed properly. We can generally tell (if surgery is appropriate) by what the patient tells us. Its usually pretty self-evident. And then well get an MRI or bone scan to support the evidence.Ž Patients tend to feel better immediately after surgery, he says, thanks to pain medication and the lingering effects of their anesthesia. Once those wear off, theyll experience post-operative pain that generally abates in three-to-five days. The ben-efits of the surgery, he says, are perma-nent. And in September, Laurel Baker returned to the tennis court. We played very gingerly that first time,Ž she says, and laughs. The last time I played, I won.Ž Q SURGERIESFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTODr. Gerald Zemel performed a minimally invasive back surgery on Laurel Baker.COURTESY PHOTOA needle is inserted into the bone, a balloon is inflated and cement is used to hold the bone.


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JOIN US FOR LECTURES BY EXPERTS: € Real stories behind international politics € A musicians view of musical genres€ Critical evaluations of great movies€ A writers analysis of popular literary works € Famous reporters interpret key events€ And more NO HOMEWORK, NO TESTS, NO STRESS Finances a big goal for Floridians making New Year’s resolutions, survey shows SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY More than half the Floridians surveyed by a financial advisors group said they will make New Year s resolutions. And 29 percent said they would make a vow to change something about their personal finances. BMO Harris Financial Advisors of West Palm Beach conducted the sur-vey, which accordingly concentrated on financial planning. It found that 55 per-cent surveyed will be making at least one resolution for 2014, and 29 per-cent will set goals related to personal finances. Resolutions related to dollars and cents were expected to be the most popular made in the state, ahead of a personal goal (learn a new skill, read more, etc.) „ 27 percent; health and fitness (join gym, diet, quit smoking) „ 27 percent; love life (start dating, get married, etc.) „ 16 percent; and career (work more/less, get a promotion, etc.) „ 13 percent. Forty-five percent of respondents reported that they would not be making a New Years resolution for 2014. Your personal finances have an impact on so many other aspects of your life so its a positive sign that many in Florida will be setting personal finan-cial goals for the year ahead,Ž said Larry Skolnik, vice president, BMO Harris Financial Advisors, in a prepared statement. The study also found that 46 percent of those living in the state currently have a financial plan. Of this group: Ninety-two percent reported that it has helped them achieve their goals in the past. Ninety-three percent are confident that their financial plan will help them achieve their goals in the future. Half wish they would have created a financial plan sooner. Of those Floridians who do not currently have a finan-cial plan, the most commonly cited reasons included: Do not think they have enough money to justify hav-ing a financial plan (36 per-cent). Never thought of doing a financial plan (22 percent). It is not a priority (15 percent). Personal financial situation too volatile (12 percent). A financial plan can benefit anyone„regardless of their current fiscal situation,Ž said Mr. Skolnik in the prepared report. The key is to work with a financial advisor who can help you identify whats important and then build a plan that will get you on track to achieve your goals.Ž The national poll found: Sixty-eight percent of Americans will be making a New Years resolution for 2014. Setting goals related to personal finances will account for 28 percent of all resolutions made (other areas include health and finances 39 percent, personal goals 27 percent, love life 16 percent, career 16 percent). Fifty-six percent who have made financial New Years resolutions in the past have kept them, with women being better than men at seeing them through (57 vs. 46 percent). Forty percent of Americans have a financial plan. Eight-five percent of those with a financial plan feel that that it has helped them achieve their goals. The top reason identified for not having a financial plan is do not have enough money to justify having oneŽ (39 percent). The survey was conducted by Pollara with an online sample of 1,001 Americans 18 years of age and over, between Nov. 22 and Nov. 27. A probability sample of this size would be accurate to plus or minus 3.1 percent, 19 times out of 20. Q Executive Women awards $20,000 Kwasman grant to Pace Center SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY The newly renamed Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Inc. Foun-dation, the charitable foundation arm of Executive Women of the Palm Beach-es, announced that Pace Center for Girls of Palm Beach County will receive the $20,000 Lois Kwasman Program for Community Impact Grant. Ange-la Clarke, executive director, accept-ed the 2013-2014 grant. Also accepting the award was Maddison Trueblood, a young women attending the Pace pro-gram. The grant, payable over two years, was awarded at a luncheon held at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. The luncheon was sponsored by Palm Beach Atlantic University, according to a press release from Executive Women. When I received the call, I squealed, I was so excited,Ž said Ms. Clarke, in the prepared statement. This grant will help to pay the salaries of counselors we need to serve the 51 girls we cur-rently have enrolled in our year-round program.Ž The Kwasman grant was established to provide funding to nonprofit organi-zations that assist disadvantaged girls and young women, ages 11-21, in Palm Beach County to help them become suc-cessful in life. The program is named in memory of Lois Kwasman, who was an Executive Women board member and community leader. PACE Center for Girls of Palm Beach County is a nonresidential, gender-spe-cific, non-profit prevention and inter-vention program for girls at-risk for juvenile delinquency in Florida. PACE provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. Their program Spirited GirlsŽ is a life management curriculum that helps girls to make positive decisions and life-style choices. It consists of eight mod-ules that help girls identify and build their skill set to position themselves to have a successful life. At the awards luncheon, Executive Women also introduced recipients of its 2013 college scholarships, which are awarded annually to outstanding women pursuing their advanced edu-cation. Scholarship recipients attend-ing the luncheon were Bri Andrassy, Palm Beach Atlantic University; Cath-erine Bochte, Palm Beach State Col-lege; Delainey Casey, Palm Beach State College; Nathaly Montvalo, Northwood University; Ariana Picchetto, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Rachel Turn and Gabrielle Vitucci, attending Florida Atlantic University. Last years Kwasman recipient, Vita Nova Inc., was presented its second $10,000 check, which is funding a pilot program to address the issues of poor college enrollment and graduation among girls aging out of foster care called Fostering College Achievement. Accepting the check on behalf of the organization was Vita Nova CEO Jeff DeMario. To date, Executive Women has awarded $238,900 in scholarships to more than 106 recipients and $120,000 in Kwasman grants. Committee chair for The Lois Kwasman Program for Com-munity Impact is Harreen Bertisch. Executive Womens mission is empowering women to succeed and lead. For more information, call 868-7070 or see Q


A16 NEWS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY HEALTHY LIVINGButton batteries can power a trip to the pediatric emergency roomAs the holidays approach, those of us who have children on our shopping lists need to be extra careful of giving presents that have a hidden danger lurking inside: a coin-siz e button battery. Children are swallowing button batteries at an alarming rate, with 2,837 cases reported in the U.S. in 2012, according to the National Capital Poi-son Center. T hats an average of eight kids seen in ERs every day. Such cases resulting in serious injury or death more than quadrupled from 2006-2010 compared to the five years prior. Parents and caregivers often dont realize that coin-sized button batteries are included in common devic-es around the home and even some childrens toys,Ž says Sally Kreuscher, coordinator of Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties. Too often, she adds, devic-es containing small batteries are left within the reach of young children. Little kids are curious and often put things in their mouths, including the dangerous b utton ba tteries.Ž When a child swallows a coin lithium button batt ery, the saliva triggers an electrical current which causes a chemical reaction that can severely burn the esophagus in as little as two hours. Symptoms can be similar to other illnesses, such as coughing, drooling and discomfort. Children can usually breathe with the battery in their throat, making the problem dif-ficult to spot. Button batteries are used to power the following household items:Q Mini remote control devices that control DCD players and MP3 speakersQ Flameless candles Q Remote keyless entry devices (key fobs)Q Calculators Q Bathroom scales Q Reading lights Q Talking and singing books Here are some precautions you can take around the house:Q Look for gifts that have the coin cell battery packaging that meets strict guidelines for child-resistant packaging set by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Q Secure b utton battery-powered devices out of sight and reach of chil-dren. To secure the battery in a tele-vision remote control, a simple fix is to put a large piece of duct tape over the controller to prevent small chil-dren from accessing the battery.Q Keep loose batteries locked away. Q Put this number into your phone: (202) 625-3333. Its the National Bat-tery Ingestion Hotline. Hopefully youll never need to call it, but in case you do, you can call anytime for addi-tional treatment information. Q Coin-sized button batteries can cause severe injuries when swallowed Keep Out of Reach 1 Get Help Fast 2 Tell Others 3 What should you do when a loved one is drinking too much?Jack motioned to the waiter to refill his glass. His wife Nina tried desperately to catch his eye „ without calling too much attention„but to no avail. Jack either didnt notice her gesture, or more likely, was deliberately ignoring her. Nina wasnt sure if anyone else had observed what she saw „ that Jack was becoming unsteady on his feet, and hed begun to slur his words. Nina knew that not only Jacks boss, but also his biggest client would be at this party and it was very important for Jack to make a good impression. She had begged Jack before the party to be careful with his drinking, but hed brushed off her concerns. Lately, Jacks drinking had become excessive and Nina was worried things were beginning to spiral out of control. It was hard for Nina to contain her anxieties. She knew she was making matters worse by constantly bringing up the subject. She and Jack were arguing all the time, and he was accusing HER of causing all the troubles at home.So, what do we do when a loved one imbibes to excess? Especially, when theyve resisted (and resented) every warning and heartfelt plea weve made for them to cut back? Excessive drinkers often deny the seriousness of their drinking problem, even when theyve begun a pattern that could be dangerous to their physical, emotional and financial health. They may also turn a blind eye to the pain theyve caused their families, and the jeopardy to their livelihoods. Many lay people have difficulties determining which problem drinkers could be considered alcoholics, and which individuals have the wherewithal to address their problem drinking on their own. Some people have inherently been able to understand the dangers of over-consumption and begin a course of cutting down by themselves, without the need for total abstention. However, there are many problem drinkers whose behavior and patterns have escalated to such a serious place they are not able to make significant headway without professional help. Convincing an alcoholic to stop drinking is a difficult, if not improbable, task. Our most realistic goal is to high-light the concerns in such a way that the alcoholic has no choice but to examine his own circumstances in an honest way. The hope is that he eventually concludes the stakes are now so high he must take critical rehabilitative steps. Its often difficult to broach this sensitive topic without a lot of heartache. Our family member may attempt to turn the tables around and may then ACCUSE US of nagging or controlling behavior. Now, were on the defensive and may either back pedal or up the ante. Regardless of our approach, things often deteriorate to a tense, demoraliz-ing stalemate, with little resolution. So, we probably know what doesnt work. Obviously, critical name calling, threatening and blaming only serves to increase the hostility and estrangement, and may even paradoxically make mat-ters worse, because the accused may drink out of indignation or spite. Its important to find a time that offers the best opportunity for clear, effective discussion. We should wait until weve sorted out our own feelings and have calmed down sufficiently, so we will hopefully have the inner reserves from our end to avoid escalating, destructive emotions. While its important not to initiate a discussion while our family member is intoxicated, it can be valuable to start the conversation some time shortly after theres been a distressing or embar-rassing event. Its much harder for the drinker to deny the seriousness of our concerns on the heels of an actual dis-turbing occurrence. The drinker may still be feeling the sting of humiliation and regret, and potentially may be open to a straightforward discussion about the damaging event. We should formulate a message ahead of time because we have this key win-dow of time to best present our con-cerns. We should take care not to preach and to remove the judgment or self-pity. This is the opportunity to spell out specific points such as health concerns, lateness from work, speeding tickets and neglect of family responsibilities. Its advisable to research local resources ahead of time so we have names of local services and informa-tion available. There are also many ser-vices in the community that help indi-viduals assess the right steps to take, ranging from selfhelp groups, 12-step programs, outpatient mental health or addiction services, to inpatient rehabili-tation facilities. Sometimes, we may feel so vulnerable and worried we unintentionally intervene in ways that enable the drink-er to continue on a destructive path. Clarifying what we will and will not tol-erate „ for example, getting into a car with an impaired driver, and physical or verbal abuse „ helps us define healthy limits and boundaries. We should not make admonitions we are not prepared to act on, because the drinker knows when we are making idle threats. Oftentimes, we find ourselves making excuses or minimizing the seri-ousness of our loved ones behavior because its so painful to follow through with our stated course of action (even though we may know in our hearts what we must do.) Its also valuable to get our own emotional support and guidance to clarify how we can best take care of ourselves and our family in this difficult process. There are many self-help groups, such as Alanon, that are comprised of others who share the same struggles and will offer practical advice. Importantly, we must all remind ourselves that this is a challenge the drinker must accept on his own. We cannot do it for him. Q „ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. A Palm Beach Gardens resident, she holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia and trained at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in Manhattan. She can be reached in her Gardens office at 630-2827, online at, or on Twitter @LindaLipshutz. linda SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY


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Michael Lipan, M.D., Facial Plastic SurgeonGardens Cosmetic Center Facelift: Clarifying the confusion Gardens Cosmetic Center 4060 PGA Blvd. Suite 203Palm Beach Gardens, FL ASK THE COSMETIC SURGEON ASK THE DENTAL EXPERT Question: How Does 3D Technology Aid the Dentist? Answer: In the past, placing dental implants involved a lot of guesswork. Dentists used to rely on traditional black-and-white x-rays, which only displayed two-dimensional images, inaccurate in size and detail. The dentist could not see the bone, soft tissues or surrounding vital structures beneath the gums, so he would have to approximate the location of surgical implant placement. X-rays are fine for finding decay in teeth, b ut for dental implant surgery, 3D CT scans are now considered “the standard of care” in modern dentistry. A CT Scan is a volumetric image of your teeth, jaws, and surrounding vital structures. It shows, in high resolution and unparalleled detail, structures not visible with traditional X-rays. A qualified dentist can then determine the quantity and quality of bone as well as bone density where the implants will be placed, and identify vital structures such as nerves and sinuses. With this information, the dentist can then determine the proper treatment approach for each individual patient, including the correct implant type, size and position for optimal implant placement. These scans make implant p lacement more efficient and predictable while dramatically reducing the time a patient spends in the dental chair. Dr. Ajmo takes CT scans for the following reasons:To accurately evaluate bone tissues and provide the patient with an accurate diagnosis To present his patients with a 3D, visual image of the case and gather all the available information necessary To plan the precise placement of implants prior to surgery To ensure predictable, long-lasting resultsDr. Jay Ajmo earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Emory University School of Dentistry in 1986. He is an active member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and designated Master Cosmetic Dentist by the Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. He’s been awarded Diplomate Certification from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Diplomate from the American Dental Implant Association and a Mastership from the Misch International Implant Institute. He’s a member of The American Academy of Oral Implantologists.Dr. Ajmo is Board Certified in IV sedation and maintains an active membership with the American Society of Dental Anesthesiology. Jay L. Ajmo D.D.S., P.A., Cosmetic, Restorative & Implant DentistryBoard Certi“ ed IV SedationPGA Center for Advanced Dentistry State-of-the-art DentalImplant Diagnosis Jay L. Ajmo D.D.S.,P.A.PGA Center for Advanced Dentistry7100 Fairway Dr. Suite 59Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418x£‡"‡nU*`iˆVœ“ Tips to avoid high-calorie treats during the holiday season S t. Marys Medical Center hopes you will follow some simple tips to stay healthy during the holiday season. With all the tantalizing treats in front of you during this time of the year, it might seem impossible, but there are ways to avoid the temptations of the sugar-laden, high-calorie goodies. Q Pick your parties. If you are invited to several holiday events, decide if you really need to attend and then plan ahead. Try not to arrive on an empty stomach. Eat a salad or other low-fat food before you leave home. Avoid mindless snacking at the party, and dont hover near the buf-fet table. Try sitting down somewhere away from all the food to limit your nibbling. Q Choose your food. With so many foods to pick from, dont feel like you have to try them all. Select one or two of your favorites and enjoy every bite. But watch por-tion sizes of foods high in fat or added sugar. Fill up instead on a tasty variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Q Eat smart. When preparing food, look for ways to make them healthier. Pass gravy through a skimmer to reduce fat and calories. Opt for serving baked potatoes instead of candied yams. Use mustard instead of mayonnaise in sandwiches. Replace butter with light-margarine or reduced-fat sour cream on top of vegetables. Q Drink wisely. Drinking alcohol can weaken judgment, which may encourage you to overeat. Alcohol also is high in calories and has few nutrients. A 12-ounce regu-lar beer contains about 150 calories and a 5-ounce glass of wine about 100 calo-ries. Instead, opt for a wine spritzer or even a glass of fruit juice or carbonated water with a twist of lemon. Q Spread the good health. Instead of bringing a box of chocolates or bag of chips to a party, arrive with a basket of tasty vegetables or platter of colorful fruits. If you decide to prepare a dish, check out the Web site for inspirational recipe ideas that are healthy and nutritious. Q Keep moving. Being physically active can help keep you away from the buffet table, relieve stress and burn off extra calories. Go for a walk around the neighborhood to look at decorations, try some new dance moves, throw a Frisbee or play some backyard football with the kids. If you are going to the mall for some shop-ping, park far away from the entrance and take the stairs when possible. The holidays are not the best time to start a diet, but you can maintain your weight without depriving yourself. If you do indulge in that decadent slice of turtle cheesecake, dont be your own personal Grinch. Go for an extra walk around the block or cut back on the calories else-where. A happy holiday is one of bal-ance and moderation. St. Marys Medical Center is here to care for you and your loved ones this holiday season and all year long. We wish you good health and a very happy New Year. For more information about our services and upcoming events, please visit or call 882.9100 for a free physician referral. Q m o a l a r e davide CARBONE CEO, St. Marys Medical Center


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A20 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY November new foreclosures down nearly 47 percent from last year SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe number of new foreclosures in Palm Beach County remains significant-ly lower than the previous year, accord-ing to the latest statistics available from the county clerk. There were 643 new foreclosures filed in November, a 2.7 percent decrease from the 661 foreclosures in October and a 46.7 percent decrease from the 1,207 cases filed in November 2012. As a com-parison, foreclosures in November 2009 „ the year that Palm Beach Count ys overall foreclosure filings reached a his-torical high of 31,678 „ numbered 2,198. If current trends hold, Palm Beach County will see approximately one-third fewer foreclosures filed this year than were filed in 2012,Ž Clerk Sharon Bock said in a prepared statement. There is a combination of factors driving this change, but I believe the improving real estate market is a key component.Ž Palm Beach County saw an increase in the number of deeds recorded in November compared with the previous year, while the number of mortgages recorded declined. There were 5,310 deeds recorded in the County during November, a 22.3 percent increase from the 4,343 deeds recorded in November 2012, but a 16.8 percent decrease from 6,384 deeds recorded in October 2013. There also were 2,484 mortgages recorded in November, a 20.7 decrease from 3,134 mortgages recorded in Octo-ber, and a 13.3 percent decrease from 2,866 decrease in mortgages recorded in November 2012. The clerks office is the keeper of Palm Beach Countys official records, and records all deeds and mortgages submitted for recording in Palm Beach County. There were 793 properties sold during Novembers online foreclosure auctions, according to statistics from Grant Street Group, the facilitator of ClerkAuction. Of those, 620 were sold back to the plaintiff „ typically a bank or mortgage company „ in the foreclosure proceeding, and 173 were sold to a third party. There were 483 sales canceled in November, out of 1,277 scheduled for sale. The cancellation rate was 37.8 per-cent, compared with 35.6 percent in October. The clerks office processes all foreclosure-related court documents, notic-es of action and motions. After a foreclo-sure judgment, the office conducts the foreclosure auction and issues all post-sale documents, such as the certificate of title. Information about foreclosures, updates about when certificates of title will be issued and links to auctions of Palm Beach Countys foreclosed proper-ties are available at Q Commodities futures explainedThere is much confusion about the various types of commodities-related investment vehicles. They sound alike but have scant similarity in construction, function and performance. Commodities futures and managed futures (including financial index futures) are sold by commodities bro-kers. ETFs, managed futures mutual funds, and certain commodity indices are sold by stock brokers. Commodities futures are contracts to buy or sell, at a predetermined price and date, a set amount of a commodity including: grains, meats, metals, ener-gies, softs, stock indexes, financials and currencies. Futures liquidity and price discovery is found in worldwide markets that trade 24/7. Commodities futures have beneficial taxation treatment in that a large per-centage of any gain is designated as long-term capital gain regardless of how short a period of time it was owned/held. The commodities futures contract is a leveraged contract. It allows a small amount of capital to carry a very large contract position. They are sold by com-modities brokers who earn a commission. Most importantly and uniquely, they are not a long biased market. It is a zero sum market in that every purchase of a futures contract (or a longŽ) is balanced by a sale of a futures contract (or a corresponding short commodities-related products.Ž) This compares to equities markets, which are long biasedŽ (e.g. owners selling to new owners.) In equity corrections/crash-es, there can be little liquidity as all are attempting to sell in unison.Commodities indices are an index average of certain commodity prices based on underlying futures prices, either for a broad base or a specific sub-set of commodities. ETFs are investment funds traded on a stock exchange. The funds can spe-cialize in equities, bonds, commodities-related products, etc. Commodity ETFs are intended to track an underlying sin-gle commodity or several commodities futures contracts. Both commodity indices and ETFs became popular in the wake of explosive growth in developing countries and their need for basic commodities. Stockbrokers wanted to offer commodity-like products to their clients yet are not licensed to sell commodities. Commodity indices and ETFs were created/promoted under the headers of 1) diversification and 2) infla-tion hedging. Yet, the prices of commod-ity ETFs crashed (and were illiquid) in 2008-2009 alongside equities. Since 2008, inflation has been a non-issue and most long only indices/ETFs have performed abysmally in this deflation. ETFs have added fees for executive compensation, marketing and adminis-tration. They are notorious for price slippage in their commodities futures execution. ETFs lack the preferential tax treatment of commodities futures. Managed futures are a portfolio of long and short futures positions traded by a commodities trading adviser or CTA. Most CTAs use layers (upon layers) of portfolio management techniques to man-age the risk of each commodity futures position and the overall portfolios risk. At the clients discretion, the portfolios leverage can be lowered by capitalizing the account with additional equity. Uniquely, managed futures can lower overall portfolio risk of a traditional stock/bond portfolio while increasing overall portfolio return. It has capacity to adjust to changing economic conditions (e.g., inflation or deflation) and sud-denly changing market conditions (e.g., equity crashes.) For many trend follow-ing CTAs, there is no presupposing what markets will do; their algo systems react to existing trends across: grains, metals, energies, stock indexes, financials, cur-rencies, etc. Unlike ETFs which were shown to be positively correlated with equities and of little value in an equity crash, managed futures offers a near zero correlation with equities in normal times and, most importantly, a nearly perfect negative correlation in times of equity crisis. Managed futures are important to equity investors who know that equity crises cannot be precisely timed and that the Fed is undertaking Herculean mon-etary feats to generate inflation. Managed futures (mutual) funds are funds that sound like managed futures „ but they arent. By securities law, any fund sold by equities brokers must qualify as securities. Based on multiple prospectuses of managed futures mutu-al funds, these funds have frequently placed 75 percent of the portfolio in securities and have placed 25 percent in an offshore subsidiary that manages the commodities-related portion (either through a CTA or ETFs and indices). In sum and substance, smart lawyers have found a way to create another commodi-ties-related product with a complicated-structure such that equity brokers can sell it. In summary, it is managed futures that can have the capacity to perform well in crises, retains the beneficial tax aspects, trades in markets with world-wide price discovery and liquidity, does not charge layers of executive, administration and marketing fees, and exactly tracks the prices of commodities futures. Q „ Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. Find her on Facebook at Jeannette Showalter, CFA. „ 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. c o  T a n e jeannette SHOWALTER CFA showalter@ww fsyst MONEY & INVESTING


Juno Beach Branch14051 US Highway One Juno Beach, FL 33408 (561) 630-4521Member FDICEQUAL HOUSINGLENDER Minimum balance of $500 to earn interest. Please Note: We reserve the right to alter or withdraw t hese products or certain features thereof without prior notification. Free Interest Checking! RYour Home Town Bank TRUSTCOBANK Plus Free Access to Over 55,000 ATMs Worldwide! No Monthly Service Charges Free ATM/Debit Card Just look for this ATM logo! The fashion footprint is about to get a whole lot bigger in downtown Miami „ about 750,000 square feet, to be exact. The Forbes Company and Taubman Centers Inc. announced a partnership to build a new, world-class shopping facility at Miami Worldcenter that will tout fashion retail giants Blooming-dale s and Macys as anchor tenants. The Forbes Company, a nationally recognized owner, developer and manager of regional shopping cen-ters, including The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens, will oversee the development and management of the 750,000-square-foot retail space as part of Miami Worldcenters phase one. Florida continues to be an outstanding market for world-class retail,Ž said Sidney Forbes, founding partner of The Forbes Company in a prepared statement. We are delighted to add The Mall at Miami Worldcenter to our collection, and look forward to break-ing ground in 2014.Ž Investing in Florida is a primary focus of The Forbes Company. Three iconic shopping destinations already exist in Florida: The Gardens Mall; The Mall at Millenia in Orlando; and Waterside Shops in Naples. The Som-erset Collection in Troy, Mich., rounds out the portfolio. The new mall will open in 2016, the statement said. Located directly across from the American Airlines Arena and the Adri-enne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami Worldcenter will span over 25 acres at the northern end of the Central Business District, adja-cent to I-95 and I -395. It will provide an eclectic mix of retail, residential, office, hospitality and entertainment components. The Gardens Mall is located one mile east of I-95 on PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens. The 1.4-million-square-foot, super-regional shopping center features more than 160 retail specialty shops and restaurants. It is anchored by Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Macys and Sears. Based in Southfield, Mich., Forbes is a nationally recognized owner, developer and manager of icon-ic, regional shopping centers. For more information about The Forbes Com-pany, visit Taubman Centers is an S&P MidCap 400 Real Estate Investment Trust engaged in the ownership, manage-ment, and/or leasing of 28 regional, super-regional, and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia. Taubman is currently developing The Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota; The Mall in San Juan in San Juan, Puer-to Rico; International Market Place in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii; and shopping malls in Xian and Zheng-zhou, China, and Hanam, South Korea. Taubman Centers is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Q BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY PALM BEACH COUNTY COMMERCE WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 A21 Forbes Company, Taubman Centers to open luxury Miami mall in 2016SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ The Northern Palm Beach Chapter of the American Business Womens Asso-ciation promises a thought-provoking insight into ourselvesŽ at its January meeting. Speaker Kim Marrone-Williams, owner and operator of My Perfection In Progress, LLC, calls her address Heaven or Hell „ How We Feel and What We Achieve is an Inside Job,Ž and uses a quote by Wayne Dyer, the author of The Power of Intention,Ž to make the point: If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.Ž The meeting will be held on Jan. 8 at the PGA Embassy Suites Hotel, with a dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20, and guests are welcome. To make reservations or for more information, contact Dottie Smith at 772-545-7145 or Sharon Maupin at 329-4485. The Embassy Suites Hotel is located at 4350 PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens. For directions, contact the Embassy Suites Hotel at 622-1000. The mission of the American Business Womens Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportuni-ties for them to help themselves and others grow personally and profession-ally through leadership, education, net-working, support, and national recogni-tion. For more information on the American Business Womens Association, con-tact Chapter president Sharon Maupin at 329-4485 or see Q The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of C ommer ce moved its office location on Dec. 16, to The Shoppes at PGA West in Palm Beach Gardens. The chamber office had been located on U.S. One in Jupiter. The new a ddress is 5520 P GA Boulevard, Suite 200, Palm Beach Gardens, 33418. All phone numbers are the same: 561-746-7111, phone and 561-745-7519, fax. Q Northern chamber moves offices to the GardensWomen’s business group sets January meetingSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________ “Florida continues to be an outstanding market for world-class retail. We are delighted to add The Mall at Miami Worldcenter to our collection, and look forward to breaking ground in 2014.” — Sidney Forbes, founding partner of The Forbes Company in a prepared statementCOURTESY PHOTOBloomingdale’s and Macy’s will anchor the 750,000-square-foot The Mall at Miami Worldcen-ter, located across from the American Airlines Arena.


A22 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYNETWORKING Extraordinary Charities luncheon, for launch of second nonprofit directory, at Sapori CafLikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” Frohling, Robyn Frohling and Jack LightonSteve Scalisi and Carrie Williams Richard Westlund and Robert KirschnerJacqueline Reed-Tufts and Rosanne Duane Father Frank O’Laughlin, Beverlee Raymond and John Raymond Karen Goranson and Marjorie Waldo Jennifer O’Brien, Elisabeth Weinstein, Jeremy Johnson, Marty Weinbaum, Sally Berenzweig and Suzanne Turner Ann Paton and Joyce Cohen Mary Jo Higgins and Tonya Davis JohnsonCheryl Houghtelin, Susan Guinan, Laura Belcher, Julie Criser and Alison Hitchcock Chip Lubeck and DIana Rese Garo Artinian and Tina Artinian COURTESY PHOTOS


GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 BUSINESS A23PALM BEACH SOCIETY Holidays Around the World, Palm Harbor Marina, West Palm BeachLikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” Gallagher and Tom SandersSusan Legge and Bernie Korn Andrew Barbar, Debbie Naylon and Bob GarrisonEve Preste and Paul Preste TJ Ryan, Michael Vanisacker and Aaron Schreiner Arthur Grin and Rob MontanileJohn Kurz, Ken Nugent and Tim Derrickson Janine Terracciano and Alain Forget Valentina Aved, Eve Preste, Patricia Bowers and Ivan Velasquez Nancy Hogan, Deborah Bacarella and Cathy Lewis Karon Clark, Andrew Barbar and Ramona Barbar Sindee Katz, Kathryn Klar and Christina Banks JOHN SESSA / FLORIDA WEEKLY


A24 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Allied Capital & Development of South FloridaHarbourside Place is brought to you by:and in partnership with Accessible by land and sea, private and public docking slips will allow easy entrance to all that Harbourside Place has to offer. A minimum of 24 cultural events, concerts and festivals will take place per year at Harbourside Place, adding to the entertainment value of this unique collection of restaurants, cafs, retailers, galleries and more. Harbourside Place is currently accepting wedding and event reservations and will host its OFFICIAL GRAND For more information, please call: 561.799.0050 and visit www. 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N ow Leasing Restaurant Retail Office and Marina Jupi Jupi Jupi Jupi Jupi Jupi Jupi Jupi Jupi pi pi J pi Jup J ter ter ter ter ter ter ter ter ter Beac Beac Beac Beac Beac Beac Beac Beac Beac B eac h at h at h at h at h at h at h at h a a ha a Har Har Har Har Har Har Har Har Har a H a bour bour bour bour bour bour bour bour ur ur bour bou ou u u ur r side side side side side side side side ide id e e e Pla Pla Pla Pla Pla Pla Pla Pla Pla P P a ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce ce c c BY LAND. BY SEA. BY DESIGN. Jupiters New Downtownis on the horizon Wyndham Grand Hotel & Banquet Center Waterfront Amphitheater & 3 Rooftop Plazas Award-winning Chefs & Cuisines Sophisticated Collection of Retailers Class-A Office Suites Cultural Center 31 Marina Slips (leasable and transient) Covered Parking Facilities 24+ Cultural Events per Year NETWORKING Crane’s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar “Best Bite on the Ave” competition and fundraiserLikeŽ us on /FloridaWeekly PalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area event s than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” and Mrs. Michael Crane and Cathy BalestriereAnnette Gray, Ansel Graham and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Carney Tryst Gastropub Atlantic City High School ROTC Prime Delray Arts Garage presents The Young Jazz Project Caffe Luna Rosa


GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 BUSINESS A25 Grand Opening Fall Waterfront Dining, Entertainment More estined to be the only collection of award-winning restaurants, retailers and entertainment along South Floridas Intracoastal Waterway, Harbourside Place will quickly become the regions most coveted destination. In the true nature of Floridian lifestyle, Harbourside Place will be accessible by land and sea. Private and public dockage will allow easy entrance to all that Jupiters New Downtown has to offer. DFor More Information please call 561.799.0050. see for yourself. watch the video at: www. harboursideplace .com NOW LEASING Restaurant, Retail, Office and Marina. Allied Capital & Development of South Florida and in partnership withHarbourside Place is brought to you by: Jupiter Beach at Harbourside Place NETWORKING “Catch the Spirit” event at Schumacher Automotive, Lake Park LikeŽ us on /FloridaWeekly to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” Brooks and Ron Youngblood Dolphins cheerleaders Alison and Macy, and TD Hector Delgado, Andy Brady, Rick Kaiser and Bob Devine Pam Hill, TD and Christine Stull Bob Mick and Paul PejzacCharles Schumacher and Chuck SchumacherJose Avila and Kim DeLucaMathew Blum, John Warren and James McDowell ANDREW SPILOS / FLORIDA WEEKLY


A26 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYNETWORKING Event with Master Silversmith Emilie Martin at Christofle, Palm BeachLikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” Huertas and Nicolas KrafftNicolas Krafft and Bob Goldfarb Donna Goldfarb and Susan DamonJody Boettge and Brett Boettge Elaine Textor, Bob Goldfarb, Hope Caton and Jami FaridLindsey White, Aime Dunstan and Michelle Jaminet Tony Angiuli, Linda Spotts and Donna GoldfarbEmilie Martin Eileen Fass and Susan Damon Bob Goldfarb, Tom Ross and Nicolas Krafft Tom Ross, Steve Wagmeister and Bob Goldfarb JOHN SESSA/FLORIDA WEEKLY


GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 BUSINESS A27NETWORKING Jimmy Choo boutique opening at The Gardens Mall, in Palm Beach GardensLikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” Menillo, Isabel Anziani, Sally Chandler, Amanda Caulder and Luis MartinezEddy Tayler, Sally Chandler, Randi Vitove and Paul Jackson Javier Arcila, Jenna Sokolovsky, Dana RomanelliAnne Royan and Kellye Wantz Glenn Geng and Lisa GengNancy Argott and Tania Gatt Bettina Anderson Rene Cormier and Sheila CormierDiane Lovat and Val Mayer Vanessa Cipriani and Michael CiprianiJeffrey Berman and Loy Anderson LILA PHOTO


A28 BUSINESS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYNETWORKING Announcement of Fresh Market store addition to Shops at Fisherman’s Wharf, JupiterLikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” McCall, Shlomo Khoudari, Monique Evans, Ellen Rivera, Nat Nason, Ilan Kaufer, Juan DeAngulo and Steve Boos Jonathan Flah and Noel Martinez Gail McCormack and Shlomo Khoudari Elizabeth Wright, Matt Lynch and Amber Ross Kinan Husainy, Rob Hidenrick, Brian Giddens, Benjamin Dolan and Shlomo Khoudari David Beda, Simon Bedo, Shlomo Khoudari, Vincent Tria and Juan DeAngulo Jessica Cejka and John Sullivan Nat Nason, Ilan Kaufer, Ken Towery and Juan DeAngulo ANDREW SPILOS / FLORIDA WEEKLYSally Byrd, Amanda Partridge and Ruth Ann Chobot


SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThis prominent French Chateau estate in the award-winning Old Marsh Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens is situated on of an acre, with endless golf and preserve views. The exquisite setting captures the most spectacular sunset views from both the first-floor and second-floor balcony. Offering four bedrooms and 3.2 bathrooms, this 5,900 square foot home at 7790 Old Marsh Road features both formal and casual living areas for all types of entertain-ing, and an open kitchen-to-family-room area that is ideal for family living. Superior finishes include a gourmet kitchen featuring Sub-Zero, DCS, Asko dishwashers and a beautiful walnut kitchen island. Additional upgrades include designer flooring throughout, built-ins in the library and living room, a wood-burning fireplace in the formal living room, a water softener and filtra-tion system, extensive use of detailed mouldings and upgraded fixtures throughout. A new roof was completed in September. Other recent renovations include the master bath, guest baths, swimming pool and patio, and screened covered lanai area. Newer a/c units (3), partial impact glass and a 30-kw generator make this home both beauti-ful and well equipped. This home is a must see; detailed finishes combined with the ideal private location make this the most desirable property and value in this exclusive award-winning gated community. Corcoran Group lists the home at $1,995,000. Agents are Craig A. Bretzlaff, 561-601-7557,, and Heather Purucker Bretzlaff, 561-722-6136, Q A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 A29 FLORIDA WEEKLY French Chateau estate in Old Marsh Golf Club b u il ti ns i n t h e lib rary an d li v i n g room, z l a ff@ Q


A30 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Palm Beach Gardens/Jupiter A new report has just been released which reveals 7 costly mistakes that most homeowners make when selling their home, and a 9 Step System that can help you sell your home fast and for the most amount of money. This industry report shows clearly how the traditional ways of selling homes have become increasingly less and less effective in today’s market. The fact of the matter is that nearly three quarters of homesellers don’t get what they want for their homes and become disillusioned and worse financially disadvantaged when they put their homes on the market. As this report uncovers, most homesellers make 7 deadly mistakes that cost them literally thousands of dollars. The good news is that each and every one of these mistakes is entirely preventable. In answer to this issue, industry insiders have pre-pared a free special report entitled “The 9 Step System to Get Your Home Sold Fast and For Top Dollar”. To hear a brief recorded message about how to order your FREE copy of this report call toll-free 1-866-274-7449 and enter 2000. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your free special report NOW to find out how you can get the most money for your home.This report is courtesy of Chasewood Realty, Inc. Not intended to solicit buyers or sellers currently under contrac t. Copyright 20137 Things You Must Know Before Putting Your Home Up for Sale Advertorial ,UXURY(OMESOFTHE0ALM"EACHESCOMs%VERGRENE(OMESCOM Dan Malloy, PA, RealtorBroker Associate, CNE561-370-5736 TRUSTED REAL ESTATE ADVISORS Dawn Malloy, RealtorBroker Associate CLHMS, CNE561-876-8135 611 Moondancer Ct. Palm Beach GardensBeautiful 3 bd./ 2.5 bath on cul-de-sac. Close to Evergrenes clubhouse. Features include stunning kitchen cabinetry, granite countertops, new a.c. and water heater in 2013 and great backyard with preserve view! Asking $325,000 1032 Vintner Blvd. Palm Beach GardensAnother Evergrene Home SOLD by the Malloy Realty Group. Sold $515,000 Call Dan or Dawn for a free market analysis 561.876.8135 4180 Hyacinth Circle Palm Beach Gardens4 bedroom, 2 bath CBS single family home in a great non HOA location. Asking $325,000 Call Dawn at 561.876.8135 to schedule a private tour of this home 1305 Sonoma Court Palm Beach GardensOur Market Knowledge, listening and negotiating skills helped another buyer purchase the home of their dreams! Sold $790,000 Call Dan or Dawn for buyer or seller representation 561.876.8135 For Sale Sold For Sale Sold Sellers: Chances of a deal are higher if you will negotiateIt would be a perfect world in the real estate business if buyers and sellers came to terms quickly, easily and without much negotiation. Sometimes this happens and the transition from contract-signing to close seems effortless. Most of the time, however, there are negotiations back and forth that come down to the pillows on a couch or the planters on the porch. This seems silly to most, but there is a great deal of emo-tional attachment involved in a real estate transaction that plays a role, in addition to the price attachment. And although the market has drastically improved from the past four years, there continues to be a major price attachment. When listing a home for an owner, there is always a presentation that includes market comparables with recent sales and current listings. It is my profes-sional obligation as a realtor to guide my clients to price their home comparable to the market for a quick and successful sale. Most of the time I have success at this, but there are some clients who insist on listing th eir home at a price they feel comfortable with; whether it is in the price point of the market or not. When this happens, I always make my client fully aware that they have to be open to any offers brought to them and if an offer is brought to them that is less than acceptable, they should always submit a counteroffer. Recently, I had a buyer who fell in love with a home in a community in Jupiter. We submitted an offer just below fair market value and the seller did not respond. The seller s agent and I negotiated to see if we could get the seller to respond but they wouldnt. They felt like my buyer was not a realŽ buyer and wanted my buyer to raise his offer. Just as I anticipated, my buyers response was Why would I bid against myself?Ž They became insulted with no response and decided to look elsewhere for another home. This happened in April and my client was from New York. They did not visit on a regular basis, but made two additional visits to Palm Beach in May and June before they decided to wait until the end of the summer to begin their search again. During the summer, I contacted the agent who still had the listing on the property we made an offer on. He informed me the seller would still not respond. September came and my client visited again. In April, they were looking at homes in the $2 million to $3 million price range. By September they realized they wanted to find a home for this sea-son and decided they would spend up to $4.5 million. This opened up another level of homes that would now be potential properties available in golf course com-munities. Even with this news, they still loved the first home they submitted an offer on. I went back to the sellers agent for a third time. Again, the seller would not respond. I encouraged the agent that as long as he could get a response, we could engage in negotiation. Still no response. I was disappointed for my clients since they truly wanted the home, but they were also informed of the market and were not willing to grossly overpay for the property. The purchase price together with renova tion costs would place them at the top of the market within the com-munity. We decided to focus on other communities and found another home within a few weeks. The home was close to $5 million and the sellers negotiated right away, which kept my buyers engaged and ultimately ended up in a sale. They closed last week and are very pleased and excited about the new home and spending the holidays in Florida. Ironically, just yesterday I received a call from the agent on the original home my client wanted to purchase and said his owners were willing to counterof-fer. Unfortunately, it was too late. They missed the opportunity to sell their home when they had a qualified buyer and an offer in place. Today, that same owner reduced their price in the mul-tiple listing service by $250,000. This is a perfect example of why I always recommend to my sellers that they counter an offer even if they feel it is too low for acceptance. Each buyer is different and in order to engage in negotiations, the counteroffer has to come back to the buyer or nine times out of 10 the buyer will walk away. As I explain to my sellers, it may be an exercise on your part if the offer is very low, but it may also result in your home being sold „ so be positive and react before the buyers decide to move on to another property! Q „ 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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A32 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYPALM BEACH BROKERAGE340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 337 | Palm Beach, FL 33480 | | 561.659.3555 Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Operated by Sothebys International Realty, Inc. LEGENDARY SERVICE Exceptional market insight. Expert guidance. Tailored to every client. IBIS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB | $2,195,000 | WEB: 0076183Patricia Mahaney, 561.352.1066 | JB Edwards, 561.370.4141 CHATEAU RIVIERE | $4, 95,000 | WEB: 0075996 Doc Ellingson | 772.229.2929PGA VILLAGE WATERFRONT | $1,100,000 | WEB: 0076210Doc Ellingson | 772.229.2929 OLD PALM GOLF CLUB | $6,650,000 | WEB: 0076003Denise Segraves | 561.762.3100 OCEANFRONT BEAUTY | $5,300,000 | WEB: 0076055Cam Kirkwood | 561.714.6589BREAKERS WEST ESTATE | $1, 50,000 | WEB: 0075767 Tina Roberts | 561.758.5402 The most important part of the agent-client relationship? TrustA principal goal of a real estate professional is to develop a trusting rela-tionship with the client. Serving the customer s needs through experience, expertise and attention to detail will result in a positive transac-tion. Jessie and John had successfully closed on their luxury home in Palm Beach Gardens. I was delighted to rep-resent them in the sale of their property. After working with them for six months, we had come to know each other well, and the real estate transac-tion was a wonderful experience. Jessie had enjoyed the process so much she considered switching careers from technical sales to real estate. Jes-sie asked if I would spend time with her to educate her about the real estate industry. I explained to Jessie that residential real estate is fundamentally devoted to making sure the client is well served in every aspect. We discussed that helping to facilitate the decisions of clients is an integral component of the process. I advised Jes-sie that clients appreciate guidance and education. I told her that it is important to have the courage to inform buyers and sellers of the best options, even if they disagree. Real estate is usually one of an individuals largest assets „ that is why cus-tomers seek the expertise of real estate professionals. Clients can misunderstand the marketplace, the details of a neighborhood, or the value of their home verses their neighbors home. Educating clients enables them to make better decisions when weighing the multiple factors involved in making a real estate purchase or sale. It is important to make sure the client is well informed about the real estate market and current sales trends. I further counseled Jessie that for an experienced real estate agent, it is important to possess the knowledge to help clients make better choices. Jessie appreciated the insight I imparted and asked if I would educate her on additional details of my real estate experience. I informed her that the home I sell my clients truly defines the center of their lives and becomes the haven which allows them to relax amidst their sur-roundings. It is critical to listen and execute according to what I hear from my cli-ents. This delicate balance of paying attention to the details and needs of my clients forms the basis for what often become rewarding lifelong rela-tionships. She felt that the information we discussed gave her the knowledge to make her decision to begin a career in real estate. She shared with me that she did not realize how much detail and thought went into the process of buying and sell-ing a home. She was grateful that when I worked with her and John, I paid attention to every detail and distinguished what was important to them. It is critical to recognize that being trusted with a clients listing or a cus-tomers new home search is a signifi-cant responsibility. The goal of a real estate professional is to build relationships with clients whose needs we serve through our experience and expertise. Q „ Linda Bright is a real estate professional with Mirasol Realty Operated by Fite Shavell & Associates, lbright@, 629-4995. linda BRIGHT


Equal Housing Opportunity. The Corcoran Group is a licensed real estate b roker. All information furnished regarding property for sale or rent or reg arding “nancing is from sources deemed reliable, but Corcor an makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy thereof. All property informat ion is presented subject to errors, omissions, price changes, changed property conditions, and wi thdrawal of the property from the market, without notice. All dime nsions provided are approximate. To obtain exact dimensions, Corcora n advises you to hire a quali“ed architect or engineer. SOUTH FLORIDA NEW YORK THE HAMPTONS MAXIMUM EXPOSURE MAXIMUM RESULTS The Bretzlaff Group | Craig & Heather Craig A. Bretzlaff 561.601.7557 craig.bretzlaff@corcoran.comHeather Bretzlaff561.722.6136 OLD MARSH GOLF CLUBPalm Beach Gardens. Exquisite custom estate, nearly 10,000 total SF & sits upon 3/4 of an acre. 4 BR/5.2 bath offered partially furnished + a full golf membership. Craig Bretzlaff 561.601.7557, Heather Bretzlaff 561.722.6136 UNDER CONTRACT IN 39 DAYS OLD MARSH GOLF CLUB: $1.895M Custom built model home offering expansive golf and lake views with an inviting outdoor entertaining area. Represented the buyerCraig Bretzlaff 561.601.7557, Heather Bretzlaff 561.722.6136 JUST SOLD BREAKERS WEST FLAGLER ESTATESWPB. Impeccable custom home located in Flagler Estates section of Breakers West. Situated on over 1/2 acre with lush tropical landscaping and an abundance of privacy. WEB# 2840725 Heather Bretzlaff 561.722.6136, Craig Bretzlaff 561.601.7557 THE LOXAHATCHEE CLUBJupiter. Well maintained and recently renovated golf cottage offers 3 BRs and 3 baths with a versatile great room ”oor plan. The property offers approximately 1,900 AC SF. WEB# 2916504 Craig Bretzlaff 561.601.7557, Heather Bretzlaff 561.722.6136 BOTANICAJupiter. Immaculate, like new townhome sits upon a rare lot offering an end unit with 2 master suites and large grass yard area. Stainless steel appliances and upgrades throughout. WEB# 2897415 Craig Bretzlaff 561.601.7557, Heather Bretzlaff 561.722.6136 JUPITER ISLANDHobe Sound. Build your oceanfront custom estate or subdivide. The largest parcel of vacant, direct oceanfront land available. This unique homesite has a spectacular 25 elevation. Price upon request. WEB# 2884612 Craig Bretzlaff 561.601.7557, Heather Bretzlaff 561.722.6136 OLD MARSH GOLF CLUBPalm Beach Gardens. Prominent French Chateau estate on 3/4 of an acre. Offering 4 BRs, 3.2 baths, 5,900 SF home features formal/casual areas for all types of entertaining. This home is a must see. $1.995MHeather Bretzlaff 561.722.6136, Craig Bretzlaff 561.601.7557 511 N LYRAJuno Beach. Location, location, location! Unique 5 BR/4.5 bath home with basement. Completely renovated with luxurious features throughout. Ocean views. Do not miss this opportunity! $1.75MHeather Bretzlaff 561.722.6136, Craig Bretzlaff 561.601.7557 LOST TREE VILLAGE: $4.75MProminent Estate offering beautiful views of Pelican Lake and only a short walk to the private Beach Club. Represented the buyerCraig Bretzlaff 561.601.7557, Heather Bretzlaff 561.722.6136 JUST SOLD Luxury Specialists from Jupiter Island to Palm Beach NEW OFFERING NEW OFFERING


A34 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Islands Realty named ‘Best Real Estate Agent Florida’ by International Property Awards SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY Palm Beach County-based Islands Realty, competing against a number of real estate professionals in the U.S., received an Ameri-cas Property Award for Best Real Estate Agent FloridaŽ from the International Prop-erty Awards, sponsored by Virgin Atlantic and Yamaha. Real estate agents and property consultants from the United States, Canada, South America, Central America and the Caribbean gathered at Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Dec. 6 to attend a gala and hear the long-anticipated results of the International Property Awards regional com-petition. Dermot OBrien, broker/owner of Islands Realty said in a prepared statement, "It is such an honor to have won this prestigious award and to have been given the distinction of Best Real Estate Agent in Florida. Islands Realty is a boutique real estate brokerage that is just 3 years old and spe-cializes in Singer Island luxury oceanfront con-dominiums, waterfront properties and country club homes. I'm excited to think about what's next for my agency and how far we can go in the next three years." The Americas Property Awards are broken down into four geo-graphical regions: Canada, the Caribbean, the United States, and Central and South Ameri-ca. Awards were given for each regions most exceptional real estate agencies, lettings agencies, property consultancies and indi-vidual real estate agents. The winners were announced as either a Highly CommendedŽ or Five StarŽ winner and presented with special plaques during the awards ceremony. The Five Star winners were placed under further examination, and one winner per category from each of the four regions was named a regional winner, also known as an international nominee. The regional win-ners qualified to be evaluated against other regional winners from Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the UK to find the Worlds BestŽ for each category. With the Americas Property Awards hosted in conjunction with the International Property Awards, the Americas international nomi-nees had to wait until the end of the evening for the announcements of the International Property Awards global winners. Stuart Shield, president of the International Property Awards, said in a prepared statement, It was an honor to present the Americas real estate winners with their well-deserved awards. These agents are assisting clients in making intelligent property invest-ments, helping homeowners make a move to greener pastures and even fulfilling many dreams of first-time home ownership.Ž The Americas Property Awards are part of the long-established International Prop-erty Awards, the worlds richest competition when measured by the value of the projects entered. The awards rank among the most prestigious commendations in the residential and commercial property industries. For information on Islands Realty, call 3171177 or see Q O’BRIEN


GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 REAL ESTATE A35 888.684.4375 | Connect on Google Plus 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 re”ect all real estate activities. Current Inventory in Units 2013 YTD KOVEL: ANTIQUESTop to bottom, tree decorations enthrall collectors BY TERRY AND KIM KOVELSpecial to Florida Weekly Holiday-related collectibles are especially popular if they relate to Christ-mas, Halloween, Fourth of July, Easter, Thanksgiving, Valentine s Day and even St. Patricks Day. But the most popu-lar holiday for collectors is Christmas. Families save tree ornaments, toppers, trim and lights, but it is harder to find a Christmas tree stand or fence. Early commercial tree stands were made of cast iron. Three or more legs held a tube large enough for the trunk of a tree and had large screws that dug into the tree trunk. The designs for the iron legs were much like the patterns found on iron stove feet or garden benches. The stands kept changing in style to match domi-nant furniture styles. By the 1920s, cone-shaped metal stands with lithographed tin pictures of Santa were popular. They resembled lithographed tin toys. Some of these stands were electrified for lights or hid a mechanism that made the tree revolve. Noma, the American company that made strings of Christmas tree lights and developed the bubble light in 1945, had started making stands in about 1926. By the 1960s, the Art Deco aluminum tree was popular, and stands with colored lights were made of shining metal to match. The most expensive antique stands are the early 1900 figural iron stands that look like a small Santa, a group of people or even reindeer. They sell for $200 to $750 each. Noma stands sell for about $200 to $300, and old aluminum stands with lights are $250 to $350. But beware. These have all been copied. Q: I have a six-p ack of 1955 Blatz Holiday flat-top beer cans. The pack has never been opened and it includes cans in all six colors. I think the cans, especially the pink and light blue, are valuable. What is the whole set worth? A: There are many dedicated collectors of old and rare beer cans. Some would be eager to buy your rare set of 1955 Blatz holiday steel cans. In addition to light blue and pink, the set included green, chartreuse, dark blue and orange cans. Beer, previously sold in bottles, was first sold in cans in 1934. The cans were made of steel until 1958, when aluminum cans were introduced. Blatz Brewery opened in Milwaukee in 1846 and continued to operate under vari-ous owners until 1958, when it was sold to Pabst. The brand name is owned by Pabst today, too, but the original Blatz brewery has been converted to con-dos. We have seen a single green 1955 Blatz holiday sell for more than $250, so your complete set could top $1,000. To sell your cans, do some research and find the right mar-ket. Contact experts at the Brewery Col-lectibles Club of America ( and at Q: I have a 6-foot-tall silver metallic Christmas tree thats at least 50 years old. Does it have any value? Should I sell it? A: Aluminum Christmas trees were popular in the 1960s. The first ones were made by the Aluminum Specialty Co. of Manitowoc, Wis., in 1959. The trees have wire branches wrapped with aluminum strips to represent "needles." Early trees had collapsible tripod bases. Later, revolving bases were made, some with music. The trees came in various sizes and colors, but silver was the most popular. Since lights couldnt be put on aluminum trees, most people used a lighted revolving color wheel at the base of the tree. Millions of aluminum trees were made in the 1960s by several manufacturers. They went out of fashion by the end of the decade and could be picked up at garage sales for just a few dollars. Reproduction and new alumi-num trees are being made. Collectors have recently become interested in the old aluminum trees, and prices have risen. Some sell for over $100. If you like the tree, you may just want to keep it and display it during the holidays. Q: About 25 years ago, I bought an M.I. HummelŽ signed print of the Madonna for $12. Its 12 by 18 inches. My children had it framed for me. My daughter tried to search online for infor-mation about Hummel prints, but all she could find were figurines. Can you help? A: Sister Maria Innocentia (Berta) Hummel (1909-1946) is most famous for the Goebel figurines based on her art-work. But before and after she became a nun in 1933, she drew and painted pic-tures that were also published as prints. The signature she used on yours is her convent name and means the original painting was done in 1933 or later. Your print would not sell today for much more than you paid for it, even with the frame. Tip: Store fragile Christmas tree ornaments in plastic zip-lock bags. Be sure there is some air in each bag when you zip it. The air bubble protects like bubble wrap. Q „ 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 Noma Christmas-tree stand was made in the late 1920s or 1930s. The base is 14 inches in diameter. The stand is made of lithographed tin and pictures Santa’s sleigh and reindeer. It sold for $270 at a November 2013 Rich Penn auction in Iowa.


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 FLORIDA WEEKLY B1 INSIDE Burger master Matthew Miller heads the kitchen at Burger Bar. B19 XJewish film festival24th festival has new name, offers lineup of 58 screenings. B12 XSocietySee who was out and about in Palm Beach County. B10-11, B15-18 X “Hobbit” saga continuesOur critic says “The Desolation of Smaug” is worth seeing. B14 X Fast away the old year passes, hail the new, ye lads and lasses,Ž the old Welsh carol reminds us. New Year s Eve is a time for reflection, to contemplate what were leaving behind. But mostly its a time for gathering with friends and loved ones to celebrate the potential of the New Year. It is in that spirit that we have sought out the events Dec. 31 has to offer, at restaurants and theaters, public spaces and private retreats. So grab your party hats and prepare to welcome 2014.After all, it happens only once a year. Make it a happy one! Q „ Florida Weekly StaffNew Year’s Eve? So, what are you doing AT THE KRAVIS CENTER: The Midtown Men AT THE MALTZ JUPITER THEATRE: The Capitol Steps AT THE COLONY: Tommy TuneSee our list of New Year’s Eve events, Page B4Christmas Day, the Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches is hosting ChopshticksŽ „ an eve-ning of comedy and Chinese food with standup comedian and author Marion Grodin. The daughter of actor and comedian Charles Grodin has very much made her own name „ although she says her fathers sense of humor has everything to do with her own. I was in awe of him and I wanted to emulate him,Ž she says of growing up with a famous father whose film cred-its include King Kong,Ž Taking Care of Business,Ž and Beethoven.Ž Hes charismatic, comedic, and brilliant,Ž she says. Comedy is in my DNA. Im coded for it. I think if youre a funny person, youre a funny person. Youre born that way.Ž She wasnt always the class clown though. In elementary school I was a severe overachiever. I was a brainiac and a very intense little girl,Ž she said. In junior high school, a different per-sonality emerged.Ž And Ms. Grodin is full of personality. Her sense of humor is self-deprecating and vulnerable, and she uses her own life experience as the basis for her jokes „ a process which she says is cathartic. Love, humor and Chinese food combine for “Chopshticks” BY BRITTANY J. MILLERSpecial to Florida Weekly mor GRODIN SEE GRODIN, B4 X


SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSMaking a (naughty) list and checking it twiceFor some of us, the sparkle has already gone out of the holiday season. The tinsel has clogged up the vacuum cleaner and the mistletoe jokes are all falling flat. I might slap someone if I hear one more rendition of Jingle Bells.Ž Can we please get to New Year s already? Mired in this unfortunate state of bah-humbuggedness, I decided my fes-tive spirit just lacked inspiration. What could spice up the dull countdown to Christmas? Naughty gifts, of course.Luckily I know someone whos a professional in this area. My friend Kathy Kulig writes erotic novels for a living, and thankfully she knew exactly what I needed to add to my holiday shopping list. Here are some of my favorites, which you might want to add to yours. Q Mrs. Kulig started by suggesting sensual massage oils, shower gels and bubble bath. They smell luscious, and they imply all kinds of lascivious activi-ties. While on first blush these might seem like women-only gifts, if youve ever lived with a man you know hes the first to steal all the good-smelling bath products. And Ive never met a man who would turn down a bubble bath. Mrs. Kulig recommended com-bining these gifts with a bottle of wine and a few candles for a romantic gift basket that would look decadent under the tree. Q If you want to ratchet the sexy gift giving up a notch, try exchanging sen-sual clothing. Mrs. Kulig said lingerie of all kinds works well for women, not to mention stockings of every kinky sort, from fishnets to thigh-highs. Silk boxers make sexy and classy gifts for men, she added. Q For the more daring on your list, try a selection of erotic books. These might include Mrs. Kuligs own Sum-mer SinsŽ and Spring Break,Ž as well as titles by authors Cris Anson, Desiree Holt and Joey W. Hill. If these books and their steamy story lines feel a little too risqu, try a leather-bound edition of Lady Chatterleys Lover.Ž Its got sex and fine literature. Q As long as were shopping in the naughty aisle, we might as well con-sider seductive movies. Mrs. Kulig sug-gested films that are sexy and sensual without being pornographic. Among her favoritesŽ Wild Orchid,Ž Lolita,Ž Eyes Wide ShutŽ and Ghost.Ž Not exactly what youd find in the 18-and-up aisle of the video store, but still not suitable for family viewing. And isnt that the point? Of course, this is all relatively chaste. Q If you really want to go wild this holiday season, Mrs. Kulig rec-ommends a trip to the local adult store. There youll find straps, blindfolds and other items I would name if I werent already blushing. Better to browse the aisles your-self and see what titillates. Q Finally, Mrs. Kulig told me about the abso-lute best gift shes ever given her sweetie „ a surprise trip to the Base-ball Hall of Fame. I had to laugh. It was the least kinky of all her sug-gestions and still it was perfect. Maybe all we really need this holiday season is more time with the people we love. And a naughty book or two. Q t b m b b a b artis B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY On display November 23, 2013 to January 10, 2014Esther B. OKeeffe Gallery Building Admission is $5 Free to members and children age 14 and younger Generously underwritten bye exhibition is drawn from e Levenson Collection and is organized and circulated byArt Services International,Alexandria, Virginia. Support has been provided by e Chisholm Foundation. His Excellency Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki,Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary ofJapan to the United States of America, is Honorary Patron of the exhibition. SHAPING ART AND CULTURE, 19201945 DECO JAPAN: 'PVS"SUT1MB[Bt1BMN#FBDI FOUR ARTS. FOR EVERYONE. For additional information and exhibit hours, call 561.655.7226 or visi t


GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 B3 Start 2014 off right and RAŽck out in the RA this New Years Eve for a night to remember„or one you just might forget. Enjoy festive food & drink specials while a guest DJ spins hot beats throughout the night. New Years Eve is more fun in the RA. RAŽckin NYE TUESDAY € DECEMBER 31 € 7PM…CLOSE FOOD SPECIALS: Bon“ re Shrimp Crunchy Shrimp Tempura Roll Tootsy Maki Edamame Dip DRINK SPECIALS: Lunetta Prosecco Bottle Kirin/Kirin Light & SakeFrozen Cocktails Lunetta Prosecco Glass Blushing GeishaHot Sake $8$6$5$4 $18 $6$6$5$5$1 SPECIAL HOLIDAY HOURSHAPPY HOUR € OPEN…CLOSE December 24 € 11AM…7PM December 25 € 4PM…11PM Bar open until midnight or later NYE PARTY IN THE RA FIND US. FOLLOW US. PALM BEACH GARDENS € DOWNTOWN AT THE GARDENS € 561.340.2112 € RASUSHI.COM CONTRACT BRIDGEA very sophisticated play BY STEVE BECKERIt is said that there s no such thing as inventing a new play in bridge. And, taking into account the billions of hands that have been played through the years, this is largely true. Even so, every once in a while someone seems to come up with something that has not been seen before. Consider this deal where West leads a heart against three notrump. Declar-er ducks Easts jack of hearts and wins Easts king continuation with the ace. South now leads a diamond, and it does not matter how East-West elect to defend. The best they can do is to score two heart tricks and the A-K of diamonds to hold declarer to nine tricks. This scenario seems altogether normal, and it appears that South must make the contract, come what may. However, three notrump can be defeated if East does something very unusual. All he has to do is to play the eight of hearts instead of the jack at trick one! This might look very pecu-liar, but it has a dramatic effect on the outcome, since South can no longer make the contract. Declarer is forced to win the eight of hearts with the ten. Whenever he leads a diamond, West wins with the king and returns a heart. South can take the ace of hearts whenever he pleases, but he cannot score more than eight tricks. Easts play of the eight of hearts is not, strictly speaking, a brand-new play in bridge, since there are varia-tions of it that arise under many differ-ent circumstances. But it is the right thing to do here, because Easts only real chance of stopping the contract is to find his partner with the king of diamonds. Q


B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYAn addict in recovery, and a cancer survivor, Ms. Grodin has lots of life experience to pull from. Cancer and addiction are two of the main themes in her book Standing Up,Ž the real story of Ms. Grodin s life, strength and sense of humor. I want to show people that we are all more than the sum of the worst things that have ever happened to us,Ž she says. Someone asked me the other day what I would do if I couldnt laugh, and I said, I would be dead, are you kidding me. Laughter is the best medicine,Ž she says. Ms. Grodin grew up in the 60s in a very permissive environment. What started as a recreational drug habit esca-lated and eventually, she turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with her divorce and losing her mother suddenly to a brain tumor. I tried to kill myself with drugs,Ž she said, and when I got to a place where I couldnt get high enough to get through the trauma of losing her, I ended up in a recovery meeting.Ž She started out as a staff writer for the network sitcoms Its a LivingŽ and Princesses,Ž was put under contract to Twentieth Century Fox, and later went on to sell six screenplays. Just as she was about to embark on her seventh screenplay, it dawned on her that her father had not lovingly nicknamed her MouthŽ for nothing, and she decided it was time to start saying all these funny things she was writing for other people to say. Ms. Grodin has toured with Linda Ronstadt, opened for Lewis Black, Judy Gold, and Robert Klein, and has shared the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Roseanne Barr and Robin Williams. She hosted her own radio show for CBS, over a two-year period, where her guests included friends, like Lisa Lam-panelli, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Kyra Sedgwick and Lewis Black. The things that have gotten me through are community and laughter,Ž she says. My book is about persevering and reaching for the light, and the power of community and not being isolated. The book is very much about having gone through a lot of difficult stuff and still finding a lot of hope and joy. People laugh a lot with the book, and people cry with it, and if youre still standing its a triumph.Ž Q GRODINFrom page 1 >>What: “Chopshticks,” an appearance by comedian Marion Grodin>>When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 25 >>Where: Mandel Jewish Community Center, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens>>Cost: $36; includes a Chinese dinner. >>Info: 689-7700 in the know Black tie eventsQ The American German Club — The New Years Eve Dinner Dance, Black Tie Event will be held on Dec. 31, doors open at 7 p.m., hors doeuvres will be served at 7:30 p.m., dinner 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and music will be 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The music will be by the Bobby Barnett Quartet. Menu: shrimp cocktail, Surf & Turf (filet and lobster tail), stuffed baked potato, mixed vegetable, rolls and b utter, dessert and coff ee. There will be a champagne toast at midnight and a continental breakfast served from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. For more information or to make reservations, call 294-2429. The American German Club is at 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth. At The BreakersQThe Breakers Fantasy Ball — The black-tie event will be held 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Dec. 31. It will feature live entertainment, a cocktail reception, and a four-course gourmet dinner followed by a champagne toast at midnight and breakfast buffet. Tick-ets are $400 per person, $375 per club members and hotel guests, plus service charge and tax. It will be held in the Ponce de Leon Ballroom at The Break-ers in Palm Beach. For more informa-tion, visit QFlagler Steakhouse — A festive three-course menu will be served 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Dec. 31. Cost is $135 per person, $55 per child 12 and under, plus service charge and tax. The Flagler Steakhouse is at The Breakers Ocean Golf & Tennis Clubhouse. To make a reservation, call 659-8488. QTop of the Point — Enjoy great views and a prix fixe menu at Top of the Point on Dec. 31. First seating is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is avail-able to all guests. Cost is $110 per person, $50 per child 12 and under, plus service charge and tax. Sec-ond seating is avail-able to hotel guests and members only and is $240 per hotel guests and $210 per member, plus service charge and tax. Top of the Point is at Phillips Point Club in West Palm Beach. For reservations, call 659-8488. QThe Chesterfield Palm Beach — This New Years Eve Gala will have a four-course dinner menu, served in two sittings on Dec. 31. There will be dancing all evening to live musi-cal entertainment and the second sit-ting will include party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. Cost is $95 per person at 6:30 p.m. and $125 per person at 8:30 p.m. Jacket and tie are required for gentlemen. The Ches-terfield Palm Beach is at 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach. To make a reserva-tion, call 659-5800. Dining elsewhereQCantina Laredo — A special New Year Celebracion menu and a cocktail pairing menu will be offered at Cantina Laredo from Dec. 28 to Jan. 1. The menu is $35 per person and the cocktail pairings are $15. Cantina Laredo is at 4635 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gar-dens. For more information visit or call 622-1223. QIII Forks Prime Steakhouse — The festive menu in honor of New Years Eve on Dec. 31 includes appe-tizers: shrimp cocktail, crabcake and seared scallop, III Forks salad, wedge salad and lobster bisque; dinner: prime filet mignon with a cold water lobster tail, 8 oz. and 12 oz. filets, 14 oz. bone-in filet, Prime bone-in ribeyes, tomahawk ribeye, 24 oz. Prime porterhouse, 16 oz. Prime New York strip and rack of lamb; fish: Atlantic salmon, Chilean seabass, and cold water rock lobster tail and side options: sauted spinach, off-the-cob cream corn, roasted mushrooms, fresh asparagus, mashed potatoes and baked potato. III Folks is at 4645 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Visit or call 630-3660. QCaf Boulud — Dine at Caf Boulud on Dec. 31. The early seating dinner will be a four-course meal for $95 per person, prepared by Chef Rick Mace and desserts by Pastry Chef Eric Snow from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The second seating will be the Gala dinner also prepared by Chef Mace and Pastry Chef Snow at 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. The second seating will cost $299 per person, which includes dancing, music from a DJ, party favors and a champagne toast. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call 655-6060. Caf Boulud is at The Brazilian Court Hotel on 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach. Q Dirty Martini — This celebration on Dec. 31 will feature a buffet and one complementary beverage from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., live entertainment and a DJ until 3 a.m., and a complimen-tary champagne toast at midnight. Dirty Martini is at 11701 Lake Victoria Gar-dens, Palm Beach Gardens. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 799-1115. QVic & Angelo’s — The Delray Beach and Palm Beach Gardens res-taurants will offer a la carte specials in addition the regular menu on New Years Eve. Diners will receive compli-mentary party hats, blowers, and noise-makers, along with a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. At both restaurants, the regular lunch menu will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the regular dinner menu and the New Years Eve a la carte menu will be served from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. The New Years Eve a la carte menu specials include Heirloom Tomato Caprese, Oysters on the Half Shell, Frogs Legs Provencal, Simply Grilled Swordfish, Colorado Lamb Shank, Filet of Veal, Rack of Venison and White Chocolate Crme Brule. Vic & Angelos is at 290 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 278-9570; and PGA Commons, 4520 P GA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 630-9899.ShowsQTommy Tune — The Colony Hotels Royal Room will present direc-tor/choreographer Tommy Tune on Dec. 31. Mr. Tune has won nine Tony Awards. Tickets are $350 per person and include cocktails, dinner, show and champagne toast. The hotel is at 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. To make a reservation, visit QNew Year’s Eve Big Band Blast — The Indian River Pops and the New Gardens Band will be partici-pating in the New Years Eve Big Band Blast at the Eissey Campus Theatre on Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. It will feature Lorrianna Colozzo and Seth Muse and will include the favorite big band standards and music from Andrew Lloyd Webbers Phantom of the Opera.Ž The New Years Eve GalaŽ will include party hats and favors, refreshments and great fun. Tickets are $35. Call 207-5900 or visit The Eissey Cam-pus Theatre is at 1105 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. QThe Midtown Men — A concert with stars from the original cast of Jersey BoysŽ is set for 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Kravis Centers Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $25. The Kravis Cen-ter is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. For more information, visit QCapitol Steps — The Maltz Jupiter Theatre will host Capitol Steps on Dec. 31 at 5 and 8 p.m. Come along for the ride as they take a humorous look at some serious issues in an all-new show to ring in the New Year. Tickets are $50, $60 and $85 for VIP. Call 575-2223 or The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is at 1001 E. Indi-antown Road. QForbidden Broadway — The New York sensation is returning to the Kravis center for shows on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets for 7 p.m. start at $39 and tickets for the 10 p.m. show start at $58, which will include a New Years Eve champagne toast. The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. For more information visit QFirst Night — Festivities begin at 4 p.m. Dec. 31 for this family event, which offers visual and performing arts in non-alcoholic venues at various loca-tions in downtown Delray Beach and continues through midnight. First Night buttons, which serve as admittance to all First Night activities and venues, can be purchased for $10 in advance and $15 on New Year s Eve. Butt ons can be purchased in advance at the 100-foot Christmas tree and the Greater Del-ray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Info available at Q New Year’s Eve? So, what are you doing COURTESY PHOTO AT THE EISSEY CAMPUS THEATRE: Big Band Blast by the Indian River Pops and New Gardens Band.


GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B5Please send calendar listings to calendar editor Janis Fontaine at Thursday, Dec. 19 QDeadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race — The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents this display through Dec. 21 at Florida Atlantic Universit ys Schmidt Center Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Info: by Night — Live music 6-9 p.m. Dec. 19, Clematis Street at the Waterfront, downtown West Palm Beach. Features a Holiday Circus by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Dec. 26: No CBN. Info: Books Reading and Discussion Group — 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.QHoliday Evening Tours of Whitehall — Through Dec. 23, Flagler Museum, 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. 561-655-2833; Saturday, Dec. 21 QBreakfast with Santa at the Zoo — Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Enjoy a buffet breakfast with exotic animals and Santa and Mrs. Claus. Meet n greet with photo opportunities, childrens crafts, animal encounters and a holiday gift from their animal friends. Times: 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Dec. 21-22. Members: $22.95 adults, $14.95 age 3-12; $4.95 younger than 3. Non-members: $32.95 adults, $24.95 age 3-12; and $4.95 younger than 3. Register at Signing — Author Mary Kate Leming and illustrator Deborah LaFogg Docherty will speak and sign copies of their new book, Rosies Song,Ž about the adventures of Rosie the Sea Star as she sets out to find her broth-ers, who she fears are lost in a storm. At 11 a.m. Dec. 21, at Sandoway House Nature Center, 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Del-ray Beach. Admission to the center is $4. Info: Gingerbread House Decorating Party — 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Schoolhouse Childrens Museum & Learning Center, 129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. Work together to engineer a unique gingerbread house and apply oodles of goodies including can-dies, cookies and sprinkles. Member fami-lies: $5. Nonmembers: $6 plus museum admission. Reservations required. Info: 742-6780; Sunday, Dec. 22 QThe Real Christmas Story — 7 p.m. Dec. 22 on the front lawn of First Presbyterian Church, 482 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, with live actors and animals. Bring a chair. Refreshments. Info: 561-746-5161, Ext.10; QSunday On The Waterfront — 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 10 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. A free concert featuring the Aloha Islanders Tropical Holiday Spectacular. Info: QMusic at St. Paul’s “An American Christmas” — 3 p.m. Dec. 22 at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swin-ton Ave., Delray Beach. $15 requested donation; $20 preferred seating. 561-278-6003; Tuesday, Dec. 24 QThe Eve Ball 2013 — 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 24, Butcher Block Grill in the Fountains Center, 7000 W. Camino Real, Boca Raton. Celebrate all the holi-days „ Christmas, Hanukkah … with a DJ, dancing and appetizer and drink specials. Info: QOPERA On Stage! — Tuesday, Dec. 24, Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center, 9801 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton. A live encore of Puc-cicinis La BohemeŽ from the Salzburg Festival, digitally transmitted. Info: 852-3200; Wednesday, Dec. 25 QThe Greatest Show On Earth — Dec. 25 through Dec. 29 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Super Circus Holiday with elite athletes, acrobats, aerialists and clowns. Showtimes: 3 and 7 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 25; 1:30 and 7 p.m. Thursday Dec. 26; 1:3 and 7 p.m. Friday Dec. 27; 11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday Dec. 28; and 11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday Dec. 29. Tickets start at $15. Tickets: and 800-745-3000. Info: Upcoming Events QA Snow Globe Workshop — 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Dec. 26 at the Schoolhouse Childrens Museum & Learning Center, 129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. Members child: $2.50; nonmembers: $3.50 plus museum admis-sion. Info: QChilly Science — 11:15 a.m. Dec. 27 and Jan. 2 at the Schoolhouse Chil-drens Museum & Learning Center, 129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. Join Mr. Thom and Mrs. Cheryl for exciting dry-ice experiments and a winter-themed craft. Members child: $2.50; nonmem-bers: $3.50 plus museum admission. Info: 742-6780. QHappy “Noon” Year Party — 10:30 a.m. to 12:01 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Schoolhouse Childrens Museum & Learning Center, 129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. Celebrate the New Year with a balloon drop, an apple juice toast and a rocket launch. Members: $3. Non-members: $4. Info: 742-6780. QThe Indian River Pops and the New Gardens Band perform Big Band Blast — at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, 3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Musical memories from big band standards to Phantom of the Opera.Ž Includes party hats, favors and refreshments $35. Info: 207-5900. At The Arts Garage The Arts Garage is at 180 NE First St. in Delray Beach. Info: 450-6357; Lonnie Smith — Dec. 20-21. At The Bamboo Room The Bamboo Room is at 15 S. J St., downtown Lake Worth. Info: 585-BLUE; QIKO-IKO — 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. $10.QBamboo Room’s Christmas Party Featuring Dawn Patrol — 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. Free. Q JP Soars & The Red Hots — 9 p.m. Dec. 27. $10. QThe Long Run Eagles Tribute — 9 p.m. Dec. 28. $12 in advance, $15 day of show. At The Boca Theatre Located at various venues. Info: 948-2601; Q“Respect: A Musical Journey of Women” — Through Jan. 5. Mizner Park Cultural Arts. Musical by Dorothy Marcic details the journey of women through music. Combining excerpts of 60 songs, womens stories are shared about finding dreams, lost l ove, r elationship issues, entering the work force, gaining independence and more. Tick-ets: $38. Q“Marilyn: Forever Blonde” — Through Jan. 11. A recreation of what might have been Marilyn Monroes 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 Borland The Borland Center is at Midtown, 4885 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Info: 561-904-3139; www.borlandtheater.comQ“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.” — Dec. 27-29 and Jan. 3-5. A KWP production of the classic tale based on the book by Linda Woolver-ton. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Directed by Kimberly Rommel-Enright. Music direction by Helen But-tery. Showtimes: 2 and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday Dec 27-28 and 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 3 and 4 p.m. Sunday Dec. 29 and Jan. 5. Ticket Price: Adult $27, student $21.60, group 10+ $16.20. At The Colony Hotel The Colony Hotel is at 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Info:655-5430; Polo Lounge — Tommy Mitchell, pianist, Thursday and Satur-day evenings; Motown Friday Nights with Memory Lane.Cabaret in the Royal Room: QTommy Tune — Dec. 31 and Jan. 3-4. Tickets: $350 for New Years Eve; $130 for prix fixe dinner and show, $65 show only in JanuaryQSteve Tyrell — 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 onlyQMarilyn Maye — Jan. 2-31 & Feb. 1. Tickets: Tues-Sat $120 for prix fixe din-ner and show, $55 show only. At Old School Square Delray Beach Center for the Arts is at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. Info: 243-7922; WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOCOURTESY PHOTO Miami City Ballet performs George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” from Dec. 27 to Dec. 30 in the Kravis Center’s Dreyfoos Hall. For tickets, call 832-7469 or visit


B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOQFree Friday Concerts at the Pavilion — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec 20. Features Swing & Jazz Preservation Society. Free. Food trucks and a cash bar. Bring your own seating. Dec. 27: The People Upstairs Info: 243-7922, Del-rayArts.orgQHome for the Holidays on Ice — 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20-22, Crest Theatre. A brand new musical skating extravaganza celebrates the hol-iday spirit and the joy of family. QSchool of Creative Arts Showcase — 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 — 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. Q“ELVIS: Grace & Grit Exhibition” — This fine art photography exhibition is from the CBS photo archive. The collection of 35 large for-mat, candid and on-air photographs, shot by various CBS Television photog-raphers, documents Elvis before the Las Vegas years … during his meteoric rise to stardom. Flashback: A Retro Look at the 60s & 70sŽ: Reminisce and enjoy a fun display of music, movie and sports memorabilia on loan from the com-munity.QHoliday Carousel — 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 Dramaworks Palm Beach Dramaworks Don & Ann Brown Theatre is at 201 N. Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Call 514-4042, Ext. 2, or visit Q“The Lion in Winter” — Through Dec. 6-Jan. 5. Q“Mr. Broadway: George Abbott” — A presentation by J. Barry Lewis, 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 7. Tickets: $20 At The Duncan The Duncan Theatre is at Palm Beach State College, 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth. Call 868-3309 or visit At The Eissey Eissey Campus Theatre is at Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive off PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets at 207-5900, unless otherwise specified, or Theater of Florida presents “The Bell” — A contemporary ballet interpretation of The Polar Express.Ž Its 7 p.m. Dec. 20-21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 22, Tickets: $18 adults, $15 students & seniors; 627-9797. QAn Exhibit of Acrylic Paintings by Pat Heydlauff — Through Jan. 15 in the Eissey Campus Theatre Lobby Gallery. At FAU Florida Atlantic Universitys Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Info: At The Four Arts 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Gallery and box office: 655-7226;“Illustrating Words: The Wondrous Fantasy World of Rob-ert L. Forbes, poet and Ronald Searle, artist” — Through summer 2015. On display in the Mary Alice For-tin Childrens Art Gallery.Q“Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945” — 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. QDec. 19: ACE Class: TED Talks, 10 a.m.; ACE Class: Dont Delay, Jump Start your New Years 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: Its 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 „ What Works, 2 p.m.; Mens Book Club, 7 p.m.; Book Club via Skype, 7 p.m.; ACE Special Event: Culinary Institute of America Presents: Chef Rico „ Healthy Cooking Demonstrations and Samplings, 7 p.m.QDec. 20: Bridge Workshop: No Trump Bidding, 9:30 a.m.; tickets now on sale for The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Film Festival ( 23: Winter Camp (Dec. 23-Jan. 3); Winter Pre-school Sports Camp (Dec. 23-Dec. 27), 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Camp Shalom Winter Break Camp at Jupiter Lanes and Shipwrecks, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Winter Sports Camp (Dec. 23-Dec. 27), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.QDec. 24: Camp Shalom Winter Break Camp: Winter Wonderland, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.QDec. 25: Chopshticks,Ž an appearance by comedian Marion Grodin, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 25. Tickets: $36, includes a Chinese dinner. Reservations: 689-7700.QDec. 26: Camp Shalom Winter Break Camp at South Florida Science Museum, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.QCurrent Events — Join lively discussions covering the most up-to-date top-ics including national affairs and foreign relations as it relates to the United States fro 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Free for members; $5 guests. QClasses for Kids: Tracies Music Together, Pre-School Superstar Sports, Pre-School Tiny Toes Combo Dance: Ballet, Tap and Jazz, Youth Sports Club, Youth Directors Cut Mixed Media Workshop, Youth Ballet and Jazz, Youth Gymnastics, Pre-School Gymnastics are offered. Call for times. At The Kravis 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Info: 832-7469; at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis — Dec. 19. Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $20. QChris Isaak’s Holiday Show — 8 p.m. Dec. 20. Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $15. QSteve Solomon: My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Still In Therapy — 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. QColors of Christmas, with Peabo Bryson, Melissa Man-chester, Ruben Studdard, CeCe Winans — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $25. Q“West Side Story” — 2 p.m. Dec. 24. Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $25. QForbidden Broadway — Alive and Kicking — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26-30; 1:30 p.m. Dec. 28, 7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 31. Rinker Playhouse. Tickets start at $39.QGeorge Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” performed by the Miami City Ballet — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 29; and 1 p.m. Dec. 30. Dreyfoos Hall. Tickets start at $25.QMidtown Men, with stars from original cast of “Jersey Boys” — Dec. 31. At The Lake Worth Playhouse The Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Info: 586-6410; QDowntown Dance — Performs NutcrackerŽ and Other Holiday Songs,Ž 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 21. Tickets: $15 pre-show, $20 at the door. QNew Year’s Eve Party — 8 p.m. Dec. 31. A Big Band concert, hors doeuvres and a champagne toast. Tick-ets: $26-$35.QThe Stonzek Theatre — 709 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Call the theater for show times. Info: 296-9382; At The Lighthouse Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum, Light-house Park, 500 Captain Armours 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. Yoga at the Light — 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 welcome. Bring a yoga mat and a flashlight. Dona-tion. Class is weather-dependent (check website.) At Living Room Theaters On the campus of Florida Atlantic Uni-versity in Boca Raton, 777 Glades Road. Call 549-2600 or visit All Is Lost; Blue Warmest Color ; The Great Beauty; Twice Born; You Will Be My Son, Thursday, Dec. 19. The Nutcracker, noon Saturday, Dec. 22, and 7 p.m. Dec. 26. At The Lyric The Lyric Theatre is at 59 S.W. Flagler Ave., downtown Stuart. 772-286-7827; www.lyrictheatre.comQPure Zeppelin Experience — Dec. 28 At The Maltz The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is at 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Call 575-2223 or visit“Annie” — Through Dec. 22. QPalm Beach Gardens Concert Band Holiday Concert — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23. Tickets: $15. QCapitol Steps, New Year’s Eve — 5 and 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Tickets: $50, $60 and $85 for VIP. At The Mos’Art 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD (6763) or visit — Dec. 19: In a World,Ž The Broken Circle Breakdown.Ž Dec. 20-26: The Pin,Ž Muscle ShoalsŽ and The Sleeping Beauty.Ž 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 Department Strings Recitals — 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Dec. 21. Free. QPreparatory Department Piano, Brass, Voice and Wood-winds Recitals — 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 Hughley — Dec. 20-22. Tickets: $30. Two drink minimum.QRalphie May — Dec. 27-29. Tickets: $25. Two drink minimum.


GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B7 WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO At The Plaza Theatre Plaza Theatre, 262 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 5881820 or“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!” — 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. QThank Heaven for Lerner & Loewe — Through Dec. 17. At The Sunrise The Sunrise Theatre is at 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce. Ticket prices vary. 772-461-4775;“The Nutcracker” — Dec. 26 QJack Hanna: Into the Wild LIVE — Dec. 29 Q“Sleeping Beauty” — Jan. 10 Q“Swan Lake” — Feb. 26 At The Wick The Wick Theatre is at 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. 995-2333; Q“White Christmas” — Through Dec. 25. QSunday on the Waterfront Concert Series — Free concerts the third Sunday of each month from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Meyer Amphitheatre, downtown West Palm Beach. Info: 822-1515 or QWick Theatre & Costume Museum — The Broadway Collection is an exhibit of costumes by the most honored and respected designers in the history of the American theater. Presented in a fully interactive environ-ment, tours are led by knowledgeable and entertaining theater profession-als who give the visitor a remarkable behind-the-scenesŽ look at the work of iconic designers. The Wick is open for tours, luncheons and high tea events, with special engagements by appoint-ment only. Tours typically start between 11 and 11:30 a.m. and are available from individual admissions to groups by appointment only. All tours include a guided journey through the collection and lunch. Tour & Luncheon (off-sea-son): $38. 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. 995-2333 or Fresh Markets QSailfish Marina Sunset Celebration — 6 p.m. Thursdays. Shop for arts and crafts made by artists from around the country. Sailfish Marina, east of the Intracoastal, just south of Blue Heron Boulevard, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449.QJupiter Green & Artisan Market — 5-9 p.m. Fridays, Riverwalk Events Plaza, 150 S. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Free. Includes baked goods, fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, pet products and more. Vendors welcome. Contact Harry Welsh at (203) 222-3574 or visit Green Market — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at Abacoa Town Center, 1200 Town Center Drive, Jupiter. Info: Palm Beach Antique & Flea Market — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays on Narcissus Avenue, north of Ban-yan Boulevard. For information, search Facebook or call 670-7473.QGardens GreenMarket — 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 or call 630-1100. The meats, sauces, jewelry, QWest Palm Beach GreenMarket — 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: QPalm Beach Green Market & Bazaar — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays (through April 27), Commons Park, 11600 Poinciana Blvd., Royal Palm Beach. Shop some of the ar eas finest vendors selling fruits and vegetables, fresh flowers and plants. Enjoy artisan foods, baked goods and a unique selection of artists and crafters. QRoyal Palm Beach Green Market & Bazaar — 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-ers and plants. Enjoy artisan foods, baked goods and a unique selection of artists and crafters. QTequesta Green Market — 9 a.m.-1 p.m., third Saturday of the month through April 2014 (next market is Dec. 21). Constitution Park, 399 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. All items are fresh from the farm. Provides locally-grown vege-tables, fruits, meat, dairy and other farm products, as well as hand-made items to neighbors in the community. Admission is free. Call Wendy at 768-0476. Ongoing Events QThe Artists of Palm Beach County — 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. The show runs through Dec. 24. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, extended hours through the holidays until 8 p.m. Fri-day and Saturday nights; 345-2842.QBingo — 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.QBoca Raton Museum of Art — Through Dec. 29: Nancy Davidson: Leter Buck.Ž Through Dec. 29: Dulce Pinzn: The Real Story of the Superheroes.Ž Through Jan. 5: Caught on FilmŽ: Photography from the Collection. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays. Admis-sion: Free for members and children 12 and under; adults $8; seniors (65+) $6; students (with ID) $5. Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton (In Mizner Park). 561-392-2500;’s Research Station — Loggerhead Marinelife Center program is designed to exercise childrens science skills through an experimental lab. 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays. Free. 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach; 627-8280.QCultural Council of Palm Beach County — Through Jan. 18, Cultural Council headquarters, 601 Lake Ave., downtown Lake Worth. The Deep and the Shallow: Photographers Explor-ing a Watery WorldŽ features work by award-winning photographers. Silent auction: 6-9 p.m. Dec. 12. Free. Call 471-2901 or visit Water Aerobics — In the Palm Beach Gardens Aquatic Complex heated pool, 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Classes: 9-10 a.m. Mon-days, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays at All equipment provided. Drop-In fee is $4 for residents, $5 for nonresi-dents. Call Brittani Benko at 630-1145.QDowntown Live — 7 p.m. Fridays, Downtown at the Gardens Cen-tre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. QFlagler Museum — Through Jan. 5: Man of the Century: The Incompa-rable Legacy of Henry Morrison Fla-gler.Ž Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sat-urday, 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 Flaglers 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; QThe Lake Park Public Library — 529 Park Ave., Lake Park. Super Hero Hour, 3:30 p.m. Thursdays for ages 12 and younger; Adult Writing Critique Group, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays for age 16 and older; Anime, 6-7 p.m. Tues-days for age 12 and older. All events are free. 881-3330.QLighthouse ArtCenter — Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Through Feb. 15: Chris Gus-tinŽ and Spotlight on New Talent.Ž Third Thursday meets 5:30-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Museum admission: $5 ages 12 and older. Free for younger than 12. Free admission on Saturday. 746-3101 or ArtCenter Midtown Gallery — 4877 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Through Jan. 8: Lighthouse ArtCenter Artists Guilds Midtown Bash.Ž Free admission. For an appointment, call 746-3101.QLoggerhead Marinelife Center — 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach. Kids Story Time at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays; Hatchling Tales at 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Free. Info: River Environmental Center — Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Story time session 9:30 a.m. Thursdays. 743-7123 or D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Nature Center — 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach. Nature walk, 10-11 a.m. daily. Info: 624-6952; Museum and Japanese Gardens — 4000 Morikami Park Road in Delray Beach. Through Feb. 23: Contemporary Kgei Styles in Japan.Ž Through Feb. 23: Breaking Boundaries: Contemporary Street Fash-ion in Japan,Ž displaying some of the most popular and imaginative clothing styles made and worn on the streets of Japan today. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Info: 561-495-0233; QThe North Palm Beach Library —303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach. Knit & Crochet, 1-3 p.m. Mon-days; Kids Crafts for ages 5-12, 2 p.m. Fridays. 841-3383, Museum of Art — 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Through Jan. 12: New Work/New Directions: Recent Acquisitions of PhotographyŽ and L.A. Stories: Videos from the West Coast.Ž Through Jan. 26: The Four Princely Gentlemen: Plum Blos-soms, Orchids, Bamboo, and Chrysan-themums.Ž Through Feb. 23: Phyllida Barlow: HOARD.Ž Through Aug. 31: Faux Real,Ž 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 Beach Photographic Centre — In City Center, 415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Through Jan. 4: Memories from Friends of Palm Beach Photographic Centre.Ž Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Info: 253-2600 or visit or Beach Zoo & Conservation Society — 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Wings Over WaterŽ Bird Show: 11 a.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekends. Wild Things ShowŽ: 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; South Florida Science Center and Aquarium — 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. Titanic: The Artifact ExhibitionŽ: 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 Q


B8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY JVYULKILLM‹WHZ[YHTP [\YRL`VMM[OLMYHTL IYPZRL[‹ZTVRLK ZO WP[HZr^YHWZ OVTLTHKLZV\WZ IYLHRMHZ[VTLSL[Z WHUJHRLZ‹ISPU[aLZ NS\[LUMYLLIYLHKZ Deli Selections .HYKLU:X\HYL:OVWWLZ‹ 54PSP[HY`;YHPS7HST)LHJO.HYKLUZ(7\ISP_7SHa H‹ 5>*VYULY4PSP[HY`r7.(‹^^^IV\SL]HYKNV\YTL[KLSPJVT Military Trail PGA Boulevard FREE >P-P FREE >P-P Q SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An early impulsive act causes confusion. But all is smoothed over once explanations are made. Expect a friend or family member to ask for your kind and always wise advice. Q CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You might have to do some juggling of your priorities, as a personal matter appears to require more time and attention. Put your pride aside and accept help from those who offer it. Q AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Your creative aspect is strong. Not only does it help you accomplish your goals, but it also inspires others. This could lead to a potentially rewarding collabora-tion opportunity. Q PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Be careful about making major decisions when you re not really committed to them. And resist any pressure to do otherwise. Better to delay action until all doubts are resolved. Q ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be busier than you had expected right now. But between the socializing rounds and the workplace tasks, there are opportunities for special moments with that certain someone. Q TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your creative approach leads to a quicker-than-expected solution to a workplace problem. Now you can devote more time to that pro-posal you hope to introduce by midmonth. Q GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Technological glitches create problems early on. But by midweek, all runs smoothly once again, and youre well and truly on your way to meeting all your deadlines. Q CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels are high, and you feel you can handle everything that comes along. But try to take a break from your hectic pace for some quiet time with someone close to you. Q LEO (July 23 to August 22) Before you pounce on that shiny new opportunity, take more time to check it out to see how much substance actually lies beneath all that glitter. A family member has impor-tant news. Q VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A personal situation you thought was resolved resurfaces, thanks to a possibly well-intentioned move that went awry. Deal with it as soon as possible. Accept the help of a trusted friend. Q LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) That goal you set way back when is finally in sight. Maintain your focus on achieving it, and dont allow yourself to be distracted by unimportant demands for your attention. Q SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A temperamental flare-up creates negative feelings that need to be dealt with immediately. But things once again go well after the apologies are made and hurt feel-ings are soothed. BORN THIS WEEK: You set goals and are rarely distracted by any attempt to move you off the path youve chosen to reach them. Q PUZZLES HOROSCOPES NOW ZEE HERE 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, B13 W SEE ANSWERS, B13


GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 B9 Introducing The SYMPHONIA to northern Palm Beach County music lovers! Experience two programs from The SYMPHONIA’s acclaimed CONNOISSEUR CONCERT SERIESled by internationally-renowned conductors and performed by one of South Florida’s premier orchestral 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 AN ARTISTS LIFE In this series of occasional stories, visual and performing artists discuss their work habitsJuno Beach artist Manon Sander first found inspiration for painting while growing up in Bavaria, then later when she lived in Berlin. She painted murals for a decade and a half in Chicago and studied oil painting with well-known painters in San Fran-cisco and Southern California. In 2010, she moved to Juno Beach. Having always been drawn to water I feel so connected to the ocean and the beach,Ž she writes. Im inspired by the sunlight creating lavender shadows on peoples white clothing when they walk by the waters edge deep in conversation, by surfers and paddle boarders catching an aqua-marine wave, by boats, by sea creatures and birds calling the ocean and beach their home.Ž „ Scott Simmons What inspires you to work on your art? I just have to open my eyes in the morning and inspiration is already wait-ing! Waking up to pink clouds and swaying palm trees is such a treat. But in general, more than the subject matter itself, its interesting patterns I see in the darks and lights or a beautiful har-mony between colors in the light and shade. I prefer to paint from life, always things that I personally like: You will never find me painting a still life set up with artificial flowers; on the other hand its the reason why occasionally pastries and rubber duckies end up on my canvas, aside from the many beach-,oceanand nature-inspired pieces I paint. Is there anything special you do to spark that inspiration? I have a very strong desire to create, kind of like breathing or eating, and it doesnt take much for me to feel inspired. I have so many moments when I see something and I know I just have to paint it! What gets me into creative overdrive, though, is spending time outdoors. I have a very deep connection to nature, and I feel most alive when I experience the wind on my skin, hear the waves crashing or leaves rustling and see the incredible visuals Mother Nature rewards us with if we just care to look. Oftentimes I will set up my easel outside and paint en plein air, which I also teach through the Light-house ArtCenter in Tequesta. Two of my favorite places to paint outside are Grassy Waters Preserve and Riverbend Park, both amazing locations with inspiration wherever I turn. Also, to get my creative juices flowing, I like to surround myself occasion-ally with other artists like the Palm Beach Plein Air Artists, a wonderful group of plein air painters I belong to. I thrive on the energy of painting together with others, which is not nec-essarily very social during the actual process of painting. The people I paint with are serious about their art and everybody will be very focused while working. I find it inspirational to be with others whose need to create is as strong as mine. When do you typically work?I prefer to paint under natural lighting conditions, which restricts me to paint-ing during the day. Especially when I paint outside, I like to get an early start to take advantage of the beautiful morn-ing light and the long shadows. This also gives me the opportunity to spend time with my family and friends or to catch up with administrative stuff and emails and such in the evening. When do you know its time to put the work away? I know its time to put the work away when I have to switch on the lights in order to see what Im doing. For con-sistencys sake I stop when its getting too dark because switching to artificial light would make the paintings colors look too different to pursue the desired effect. Sometimes my workday is being cut short when life gets in the way, for example when my daughter calls me because dance is canceled again and I have to come pick her up. Q SANDER COURTESY IMAGE “Red Beard,” a painting by Manon Sander


B10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY with carou other surpri se s WRMF pers PALM BEACH Palm Beach Symphony, Society of the Four “Like” us on to see more photos. We take mor So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. and view the phot Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of eDr. Harry Tawfik, Candide Booth, Lurana Campanalo and Dr Alex Shulman and Lana Shulman Anne C. Washburn Dr. Jose Figueroa and Lurana Campanalo Anthony Fleming and Doris HastingsDanielle DavidsonBob Bale, Gloria Bale and Ron Warnecke


GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B11 Kids countdown the “Noon Year” arou se l rides, games, face p ai nting and se s. Enjoy a kid-friendly toast with 97.9 ersonalities, party hats, horns & more. De cember 31, 11am-1pm Ca ro usel Courtyard Countdown the New Year with the band PWL. Join 97.9 WRMF and enjoy live entertai nm ent, spe cialty acts, party favors, our amaz in g balloon drop & more. De cember 31, 9pm-12:30am Centre Court Downtown at the Gardens Downtown at the GardensEACH SOCIETY Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beachake more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. om and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. os. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ Lurana Campanalo and Dr. Jose Figueroa Linda Wartow and Phyllis Verducci Diana Paxton and Shirley Cowen Ellen Daniel, Jack Gold and Barbara Phillips Katherine Moynihan and Robert Moynihan Dr. Stanley A. Knapp and Harry Stern Joseph Kerzner and Lisa KoeperJules Roma and Judy Purcell JOHN SESSA / FLORIDA WEEKLY


B12 A&E WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY DOLLAR LUNCH BUFFETMonday-Friday 12-3 pmAll items are $1 each plus tax. Including Beverages, Wine and Beer.SEAFOOD BUFFETFriday Night 6-9 pmOysters on a Half Shell Salmon, Crab Cakes, Stuffed Flounder, Seafood Salad Bar, dessert, and more! $21.95 per personEARLY BIRD COMPLETE SIT DOWN DINNERSunday-Thursday 4:30-6 pm $12.95Early Dining Specials include salad, choice of entree and dessert. NOT TO BE INCLUDED WITH ANY OTHER OFFERS December 25th, 2012 Buffet Served from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.To Begin the Feast Full Salad Bar with Shrimp CocktailBuffet Menu Carved Oven Roasted Turkey Giblet Gravy -Baked Ham Pineapple Sauce Roast Eye-Round of Beef Au Jus Stuffed FlounderAlso available Traditional Stuf“ ng, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Corn Obrien, Green Beans Christmas Day at DOCKSIDE SEA GRILLE -/.r4(523!-r0-s&2)r3!4!-r0-s35.r0-ss777$/#+3)$%3%!'2),,%#/766 Northlake Boulevard s4AKE/UT0LATTERS!VAILABLEs2ESERVATIONS0LEASE#ALLs$ESSERT"UFFET 24th Jewish film festival has new name; offers lineup of 58 screenings next month SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, the largest Jewish film festival in Florida, will feature 58 screenings of 39 films, documentaries and shorts in four venues across Palm Beach County Jan. 16-26. The 24th season will offer screenings at the Cobb Theater at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens, Frank Theatres at Delray Market-place in Delray Beach, The Nor-ton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach and The Kravis Center for the Perform-ing Arts in West Palm Beach. The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, recently renamed for the festivals longtime supporter, will be chaired by Sandra and Bernie Meyer and directed by newly appointed vet-eran producer Ellen Wedner, who takes the helm with more than 35 years of experience, the festival said in a pre-pared statement. This season, audiences will be treated to an impressive list of award-winning films making their Florida and South Florida premiers, including Israeli Academy Award winner The Ballad of the Weeping Spring,Ž the official Tribe-ca Film Festival Selection Dancing in Jaffa,Ž plus the United States premiere of Kidon,Ž an Israeli spy thriller based on a true story. The celebration of Jewish culture, history, religion and sociopolitical issues through cinema begins opening night, Jan. 16, at the Kravis Center for the Per-forming Arts in West Palm Beach, with a special tribute to Mr. Ephraim, who created a legacy for the festival. The featured documentary is, When Comedy Went to School,Ž a nostalgic look at the birth of stand-up comedy from the golden era of the Borscht Belt, upstate New Yorks Catskills Mountains. Narrated by comedian Robert Klein, the film features interviews and clips from some of the country's greatest comics including Jerry Lewis, Sid Cae-sar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl and Jerry Stiller. Film guests include the well-known comedian Dick Capri. In a career that has spanned two continents Mr. Capri has played every major entertainment medium including nightclubs, resorts, arenas and theaters. Mr. Capri made his Broadway debut in 1991 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater, co-starring in the critically acclaimed Catskills On Broadway. Joining him will be Arnold Graham, talent agent and producer for such shows on and off Broadway, starring Jackie Mason, "The World According to Me," Steve Solomon "My Mother's Italian My Father's Jewish and I'm in Therapy" and comedy "A La Carte" star-ring David 'Dudu" Fisher, the late Bruce Adler and comedy star Mal Z. Lawrence. General admission to opening night is $20. The film is free to sponsors, Film Society members and ReelPass holders, who can enjoy unlimited access to allf-Festival screenings. Among the highlights of this years screenings is the U.S. premiere of Kidon,Ž costarring Israeli supermodel, Bar Refaeli. The film explores the Janu-ary 2010 death of Mahmoud al Mab-houh, found dead in his hotel room in Dubai. The local police accused the Mossad and released security camera footage showing supposed Israeli agents caught on tape in the preparation and execu-tion of the murder, immediately mak-ing headlines all over the world. But no one was as shocked as the Mossad itself, who knew that three men and one woman on the hotel security tapes did not work for Mossad. For a complete schedule of the festival screenings, tickets, or Reel passes, see or call 877-318-0071. For more information, call Carol at 740-9000, Ext 227, or email Q Donald M. Ephraim Casper’s on Park 850 Park Avenue Lake Park, FL 561-791-6179www.caspersonpark.comFREE Wi-Fi! Hours Mon.-Sat. 11-until Sat. Brunch 10-3pm Lunch & DinnerReservations Recommended 50% OFF Buy One Get One at of equal or lessor value. $10 minimum denomination for each card. Expires 01/15/14


GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 B13 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405Titanic: e Artifact Exhibition takes you on a journey back in time to experience the legend of Titanic like never before. e galleries in this fascinating Exhibition feature real artifacts recovered from the ocean ”oor along with room re-creations and personal stories; each highlighting a dierent chapter in the compelling story of Titanics maiden (561) 832-1988 For official Titanic merchandise please visit : NOW ON DISPLAY! Authors bring together a sea star, a storm and a song in children’s tale Stand at the shore, close your eyes, listen to the wind and you ll hear Rosies Song.Ž Its a subtle tune, but one that author Mary Kate Leming and illustrator Debo-rah LaFogg Docherty have brought to life in the book, Rosies Song.Ž The book follows the adventures of Rosie the Sea Star as she sets out to find her brothers, who she fears are lost in a storm. Ms. Leming is a former musician and librarian who has dabbled in film-making, screenwriting and Web content development. After more than 20 years as a research manager and editor at daily newspapers, she now co-owns and edits The Coastal Star, which covers the towns along the barrier island, from South Palm Beach to Boca Raton. Ms. LaFogg Dochertys award-winning art combines her two great loves: nature and painting. This is the second childrens book she has illustrated. Cop-ies of the hardcover book are available for $20 online at and at a variety of area retailers. A reading and book signing is at 11 a.m. Dec. 21, at Sandoway House Nature Center, 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. The regular $4 museum admission will apply. For more information, see Q PUZZLE ANSWERS


B14 WEEK OF DEC. 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Incredible teachers, hi tech and the arts is our winning recipe. Maccabi Academy is a student-centered community combining academic excellence with a rich Jewish heritage. Ages 2 years old through first grade. There has never been a better time to consider a jewish day school Education for your child. Come Discover for Yourself the Value of a Maccabi Academy Education! Maccabi Academy Jewish Preschool and Day School Call 561-215-7121 or Visit our Website classicalsouth” Classical Music.Its 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. Its in your nature. 'UVCVG2TGQYPGF(WTPKVWTG(CD(WPM[#EEGUUQTKGU )\`PUNZPUNSLP[LTZ[VLU[PYLLZ[H[LZ+H`Z(>LLR 6-6-5VQTGYKFG 5VQTGYKFG /HWW`/VSPKH`Z %GNGDTCVKPIQWT)TCPF1RGPKPI $TKPIKPVJKUCFHQTCPCFFKVKQPCN1(( *(33 -69=,5+,905-694(;065^^^^WIHU[PX\LHUKLHTHYRL[JVT 3P]L6HR7SHaH (S[((5VY[O7HST)LHJO4VU-YP!!:H[HUK:\U8KUKVWUCV 6JG9GUV2CNO$GCEJ#PVKSWG(NGC/CTMGV'XGT[5CVWTFC[CORO n0CTEKUUWU#XGCPF$CP[CP$NXFKPHTQPVQHVJG1NF%KV[*CNN )25$CP[CP$NXF >> The third installment of the trilogy, “The Hobbit: There and Back Again,” opens Dec. 17, 2014. +++ Is it worth $15 (3D)? YesAt the end of last year s overlong The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,Ž our heroes stood on a high-rise and looked off in the distance at their destination, the Lonely Mountain. In The Hob-bit: The Desolation of Smaug,Ž it takes another two hours (which is five hours of total story time, for those counting) to finally(!) reach the mountain. Then, after standing around looking for a way in for 10 minutes (no, really) they meet Smaug, a villainous fire-breathing drag-on whos so verbose he clearly needs a friend. Perhaps thats why hes desolate. Considering the success of the Lord of the RingsŽ trilogy, its hard to blame co-writer and director Peter Jackson for stretching author J.R.R. Tolkiens RingsŽ prequel The HobbitŽ into three films, though even greedy studio execs know thats excessive. Given that Jour-neyŽ was a lot of exposition and featured a 45-minute dinner scene showcasing dwarves talking about their feelings, the least Mr. Jackson could have done was refrain from dragging things out more. But he did not (refrain, that is). However, given that SmaugŽ includes a number of exciting action sequences and a more purposeful, driven story than its predecessor, this time we at least enjoy going along for the ride. Hobbit Bilbo (Martin Freeman), wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), dwarf lead-er Thorin (Richard Armitage) and 12 other dwarves are travelling to Smaugs (voice of Benedict Cumberbatch) lair so the dwarves can reclaim their land. On their way they encounter giant spiders, dastardly Orcs, frenemy elves in Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Tauriel (Evan-geline Lilly) and Bard (Luke Evans), a helpful local in the lake town that bor-ders the mountain. The film looks fantastic; it is showing in 48 fps (frames per second running through the projector) in select the-aters, which essentially offers twice the visual clarity and crispness of regular theaters. The 24 fps 3D screening I saw was wonderfully vivid, with no blurring or headache-inducing effects that look cheap. The production design, costume design and makeup are top notch. The entire film sings with vibrant colors and stunning images, but the real showstop-per is a sequence in which the dwarves are escaping down a river in wine bar-rels as elves and Orcs battle around them. The music by Howard Shore, along with Jacksons creativity, pacing and editing make this one of the better action scenes this year. Regardless of its visual splendor, any time you look at your watch after two hours and are stunned by the realiza-tion that theres still 40 minutes to go, its a problem. SmaugŽ is a sequel thats good enough to keep the HobbitŽ tril-ogy going strong, but its nonetheless an unremarkable work with an ending thats still a year away (the ending we do get here is an abrupt cliffhanger, which is understandable). For some, thats part of the fun. For those who might be less patient and/or more financially conser-vative, renting the first two parts prior to seeing the third installment in the-aters next December might be the way to go. Q L ATE S T FIL M S‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ d e s p a r dan C A PSUL E SOut of the Furnace ++ (Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson) Ex-con Russell (Mr. Bale) tries to find his brother Rodney (Mr. Affleck) after Rodney disappears at the hand of a scumbag drug dealer (Mr. Harrelson). The A-list cast is game to make this work, but poor structure and pacing from director Scott Cooper (Crazy HeartŽ) never give the cast a chance. Rated R.Homefront ++ (Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder) Looking to get away from his law enforcement career, former DEA agent Phil Broker (Mr. Statham) retreats to a small Louisiana town, only to find trouble with an ambitious local drug dealer (Mr. Franco). Its a by-the-book action flick that gets more boring as each of its 100 minutes passes. Rated R.Frozen ++ (Voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff) Forced to live in solitude when its discovered she has the ability to turn the world to ice, Prin-cess Elsa (Ms. Menzel) retreats to the mountains to live in peace. Her sister Anna (Ms. Bell), however, needs Elsa to unfreeze the home they left behind. The 3D animation is top notch, the songs are wonderful and it has a wonderful mes-sage for youngsters. Rated PG. Q


GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15LikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” Aman and Rosa Aman Arlette Gordon and Raymond Perelman Kristen Kelly Fisher and Angela Vecellio Julie Rudolph, Howard Rudolph and Arlene Desiderio Joyce Vaughn and Herme de Wyman Miro Barry Bekkedam and Diane Bekkedam Sharon O’Neil and Alton O’Neil Kathryn Vecellio and Leo Vecellio LUCIEN CAPEHART PHOTOGRAPHYPALM BEACH SOCIETYPalm Beach Heart Ball Chairman’s Party at Renato’s, Palm Beach


B16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYPALM BEACH SOCIETY “Thanks for Giving” event at the Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm BeachLikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” Horowitz, Noah Sachnin and Michelle SachninEmmi Poole, Celina Poole and Justin Poole Decland McAusland and Andrew McAuslandJennifer Smith, Tyler Smith and Anthony Smith Cory Brady, Anthony Brady, Charles Brady and Julie Brady Tara Weber, Rose Weber, Ranson Horse and Al Webe Raigan Gardner, Jamie Gardner, Jaclyn Gardner and Patrick Gardner Daisy Phoi and Hank BlockJamie Crawford and AJ Crawford Jayden Moses, Anthony Moses and Nayely Moses ANDREW SPILOS / FLORIDA WEEKLY


GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B17PALM BEACH SOCIETY 16th annual Jewels and Jeans Cowboy Ball benefiting The Arc, at The Beach Club, Palm BeachLikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” Foster and Varick FosterRobert Holt, Toni Holt Kramer and Shirley Maya Wyner Bobby Campbell, Kelly Martinelli and Paul Martinelli Alane Foster, Kelly Martinelli and Tara Evans John Hurley and Jennifer HoustonRobert George, Donna Lloyd George, Susana Gil and Francisco Gil Diahann Cochran and Jay Cochran Tara Evans and Brian Evans Carol Dewing and Jay Dewing Matt Simoncic and Mary Bryant McCourt COURTESY PHOTOS


B18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYPALM BEACH SOCIETY Holiday tree lighting and Sandi Claus, Clematis by Night, West Palm BeachLikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can “ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.” and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@” O’Leary and Sharon HuntRandy Lundi, Greg Poore, Jeff Kidwell, Mikey Chimes, Alan Menster and Wayne Herrmann Dan Rica and Deb Rica Adam Cooper, John Cooper, Mary Cooper, Doug Hansen, Billy Liberty and Peter Fornell Ethan Decanio, Ron Decanio, Elyse Decanio and Yulon Decanio Erica Griggs, Andrew Griggs, Jackie Diesner and Chris Malone Mark Coates, Mike Smrcka, Drew Dedo, Kevin Clark and Michael Steighner Danielle Debrowski and Carl MizePatricia Parnell, Chelsea Leatherbury and Julie Leatherbury Marty Fowler, Chris Fowler, Alain Videt and Sophie Videt ANDREW SPILOS / FLORIDA WEEKLY


GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF DECEMBER 19-25, 2013 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B19Simple guidelines make picking holiday wines a breezeTime and energy are precious commodities to be lavished on family and friends during the holidays, not on stressing over what wines to serve. Here are some tips that can help you to pair wines with your favorite dishes. Wines should match the complexity of the food, so pick a wine that is light-, mediumor full-bodied to match the heft of the dish. Wines are considered fuller in body when the alcohol and tan-nins are higher. A light-bodied wine will have clean fruit flavors with an alcohol level around 11 percent to 12 percent. There is no legal definition of body,Ž so wines are often described in a range, such as light-to-medium. Grapes that make lighter bodied wines include Riesling, moscato, sauvignon blanc, crisp unoaked char-donnays, and gamay (in Beaujolais). Medium body means more extracted flavor (usually a function of the grape variety), and light tannins or oak flavors, along with a slightly higher alcohol content. These wines are made from many grape varieties; the body depends on the region and how the winemaker styles his wine. Look for lighter alcohol wines made from sangiovese, merlot and zinfandel in reds, and higher alco-hol whites from sauvignon blanc and un-oaked chardonnay grapes. Full-bodied wines are made from grapes with higher sugar levels (so higher alcohol) and thicker skins; they have alcohol levels of 13.5 percent and up. The higher the alcohol level, the higher the viscosity and the weightier the wine feels in the mouth. These are generally red and come from warmer regions. Grapes used include syrah/shi-raz, zinfandel, sangiovese, nebbiolo and some cabernet sauvignon. Now onto the dishes on your table.Pork dishes are a favorite this time of year. The lighter flavors of baked ham pair well with lightto medium-bodied red wines, including California pinot noirs and lighter French reds such as Beaujolais. For a white wine, try a crisp chardonnay that has not been aged in oak or a dry Riesling. Richer flavors such as roasted pork loin do well with a fuller-bodied red, perhaps a syrah or a full-bodied zinfandel. Lamb is a versatile dish when it comes to wine. Rhone style wines pair well, as do southern Italian reds and Spanish Rioja because they have distinct flavors with mineral undertones that will not overwhelm the meat. Cabernet sauvi-gnons, especially Bordeaux, have suf-ficient tannins to match the protein and tone down the fat. If you need a white, go with a fuller bodied chardonnay (one that has been fermented in oak) to stand up to the more complex flavors. Cabernet sauvignon pairs well with roast beef, but malbec also works well because of its rustic flavors and tobacco and smoke nuances. If served with a cream sauce, an oaked chardonnay will complement the b utter and cream. Duck is often prepared with a cherry or berry sauce, and a mediumto full-bodied pinot noir or grenache is the perfect choice because of their more pronounced berry flavors. If using an orange sauce, try a white wine from Alsace, such as gewrztraminer, which has complex layers of fruit. Fish and shellfish could go with a light pinot noir for a red wine. White choices depend on the preparation. Lobster and scallops with a cream sauce work well with a richer chardonnay that has some oak. If you serve a citrus sauce or mari-nade, try a sauvignon blanc from New Zealand, with plenty of citrus flavor, or a minerally Sancerre from France.Wine Picks of the Week:Q Carmel Road 2012 LiberatedŽ Chardonnay ($18): This one is lighter in body because it is stainless-steel fermented. The nose starts with citrus blossom aromas and is followed on the palate with lime and citrus mixed with apple. It finishes with a crisp, clean acidity and underlying mineral notes. Q Patz & Hall Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Chenoweth Ranch 2010 ($26): The bright ruby red color match-es fruity aromas of raspberry and cher-ry, with concentrated cherry on the palate. Rich flavors and full body with a dusting of tannins on the balanced smooth long finish. Q Rust En Vrede Shiraz Stellenbosch 2011 ($32): Full body with rich fruit fla-vors of blackberry and plum mixed with chocolate and spice, with fine tannins on the extended finish. Q Villa Antinori Toscano Rosso ($18): Medium in body with rich, ruby red color. Aromas of dark fruits and spice merge into the palate, ending with a well-balanced finish of smooth tannins mixed with fruit, spice and vanilla. Q jim The Dish: Burrito Wrap The Place: SurfSide Diner, 314 S. County Road, Palm Beach; 659-7495 The Price: $8.95 The Details: Dan Ponton has done a fine job of bringing moderate-priced dining back to Palm Beach. Mr. Ponton, also owner of Club Colette, opened his SurfSide Diner in Hamburger Heaven s former digs on County Road, and has brought his refined sensibility to the space. For starters, he has cleaned up the space by giving it a hip, soothing dcor of blue and white. The counter has been refurbished and the terrazzo floors gleam once again. And the food? Its classic diner fare with a twist.During a recent visit, we tried the Burrito Wrap, stuffed with chicken, black beans, scrambled egg and Mexican cheese. The chicken was tender and the eggs fluffy. We loved that the wrap was finished on a sand-wich press to give it nice grill marks, and was served with mild salsa and sour cream. That looked like a meal in and of itself; then our excellent server brought a bowl of home fries that were crispy on the outside and fluffy inside with plen-ty of sea salt, and left us more than stuffed. SurfSide could be habit-forming. We cant wait to return for the sliders. Or the cherry pie. Q „ Sc ott Simmons FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Do you remember the television sitcom CheersŽ? As you watched the opening credits, maybe you sang along to the theme song, Where Everybody Knows Your Name.Ž Not only has this theme song created a vision for Matthew Miller, the executive chef at Burger Bar, but it has also created a fun and comfortable atmosphere to dine in. Mr. Miller, originally from Weymouth, Mass., says that growing up, he wanted to become an automotive engi-neer; however, his career path took a sudden turn after he landed his first job in the culinary industry. I was able to get myself a part time job as a prep cook at a sub shop in Boston,Ž he says. After only a couple of months I was promoted to a super-visor and from that point on, I was pretty much hooked.Ž To escape the cold weather in Massachusetts, Mr. Miller and his family moved to Florida in 1994. Since living in the Sunshine State, Mr. Miller has worked at various restaurants includ-ing, the Italian Restaurant at PGA National, The Crab House and Califor-nia Pizza Kitchen. Although Mr. Miller originally started as a line cook at Burger Bar, he says that since becoming executive chef, he has brought a new element of comfort to the restaurant. I like to think that we have built an environment like the TV show, Cheers,Ž he says. I love coming out of the kitchen and talking with customers to find out their likes and dislikes.Ž In addition to comfort, Mr. Miller also has added flavor. He says his favorite pick from the menu would be the Beach Burger, a hearty burger with an explosion of tangy and sweet flavors. Our food is traditional, but with a twist,Ž he says. The redand black-themed restaurant offers a trendy experience for a family dinner, happy hour, or a place to watch a favorite sport. I was really fortunate to be given this opportunity, and as I mentor the guys in my kitchen, I continue to learn new things every day,Ž he says. In this business, you never know what challenges tomorrow will bring, but my main goal is to make sure everyone leaves with a full belly and a positive experience.Ž Name: Matthew Miller Age: 39 Original Hometown: Weymouth, Mass. Restaurant: Burger Bar, 4650 Donald Ross Road, Suite 100, Palm Beach Gardens; 630-4545 or Mission: My mission for this restaurant is to be the everything restau-rant,Ž he says. We can accommodate guests whether they want to have a private party, a charity function or if they want to just bring their family for a great burger, good music and a good time.Ž Cuisine: American cuisine Whats your footwear of choice in the kitchen? I wear Crocs for comfort,Ž he says. Im on my feet for 13 hours during the day, so sometimes Ill take the inserts out to make it feel like Im wearing flip flops „ theyre non-slip and theyre just great!Ž What is your guilty culinary pleasure? Chocolate ice cream.Ž What advice would you give someone who wants to be a chef? Traditionally, a chef will say that it is important to work in a restaurant before you go to culinary school. Not only do I think that, but I also believe that you need to have a love for food and a love for people. A large part of this business is making your custom-ers happy and getting to know them,Ž he says. What works best for me is that I dont run a military kitchen. I have my rules and routines, but I also find time to say hello to our custom-ers.Ž Q In the kitchen with...Matthew Miller, Burger Bar BY LOREN GUTENTAGlgutentag@floridaweekly.comTHE DISH Highlights from local menus SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY LOREN GUTENTAG/FLORIDA WEEKLY Matthew Miller worked at PGA National, The Crab House and California Pizza Kitchen before joining Burger Bar.


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