www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 Vol. IV, No. 13 Â FREE INSIDE OPINION A4PETS A6HEALTHY LIVING A14 BUSINESS A19 NETWORKING A22-24REAL ESTATE A25ARTS B1SANDY DAYS B2 EVENTS B5-7PUZZLES B10SOCIETY B8-9, 13-14DINING B15 NetworkingSee who was out and about in Palm Beach. A22-24 X Simply StokesBrian Stokes Mitchell will sing a concert at the Maltz. B1 XTravelDrink a round to Ireland, with a trip to the Emerald Isle. A12 X PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 AntiquesCollecting efforts will not be in vain with these folky weather vanes. A10 X Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store.Top left: Meagan Kolkmann Top right: Rodrigo Andrade, Gonzalo Pieres Jr., Nico Pieres, Marc GanziRight: Facundo Pieres The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience launches a new season of its popular public lecture series in Janu-ary and, in a joint effort with the Ameri-can Friends of Kronberg Academy, will add performances by distinguished young American soloists. In four lectures, top Max Planck researchers Â„ two from the Max Planck Institute in Jupiter and two from Max Planck institutes in Germany Â„ will share their insights into the fascinating mysteries of the brain and the scientific advances that are laying the groundwork for better treatments and cures for neuro-logical disorders. Dr. David Fitzpatrick, CEO and scientific director of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, is the first keynote speaker. With more than 20 bil-lion neurons and 60 trillion synapses, the cerebral cortex is the largest and most complex area of the brain, a communica-tion network whose activity is the basis for much of our conscious experience Â„ our sensations, our thoughts, our lan-guage, our decisions and our movements. Unraveling its mysteries is essential for understanding behavior, and for develop-ing effective treatments for a host of neu-rological and psychiatric disorders, Max Planck adds distinguished musicians to its public lecture series PoloWhere sport and fashion collideBY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@Â” oridaweekly.com MEAGAN KOLKMANN KNEW NOTHING ABOUT polo before moving to West Palm Beach. All she knew, she saw in ÂPretty Woman.ÂŽ Strategizing her ensemble for her first polo match, she put a lot of thought into her look. Maybe too much thought. She toned down her Boho-glam style. Played it safe in a sundress (A-line, kempt sleeves). Did not dare wear a hat. Way too aggres-sive for her polo debut. She pictured polo as preppy. But when she arrived at theSEE POLO, A8 X SEE PLANCK, A13 X 64Percentage that ticket sales were up in 2013 5The day in January 2014 polo season starts 30Millions of dollars polo generates in annual revenue WEEK O F JA NU NU NU NU NU NU U U U U U U U U U U U U U U NU U U U U U U U U U U U U U N N NU U U U U U U U U U U U U U U U N N N NU U U U U U U U N N N N NU U U U U U U U U U U U N N NU N N U U NU NU NU NU U U U U U N U U U NU U U U U N N N N N N NU NU U U N N N N N U N N NU N NU U U U U U N N N N U U U U U U U U U U N N U U N N N U U U U N N N N U U AR AR AR AR A AR A AR A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A AR A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A Y 2-8, 201 4 Pe t ick Florida Weekly has a full schedule of polo play for 2014.A9 >>inside:LILA PHOTO / COURTESY PHOTOS SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________
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For your freeKITE, call 5 6 1-84 1-KID S Scan with your smartphoneÂs Q R code reade r COMMENTARYThe year of living dangerously A new year begins but not without opportunities to take a backward glance to memorialize the events and mile-stones of the past year as they recede from view. This exercise played out in popular media across multiple themes Â„ business, technology, arts, culture, science, politics and more. The ret-rospectives include mentions of nota-ble persons who passed away in 2013, among them: Margaret Thatcher, David Frost, Joyce Brothers and, more recently, Nelson Mandela. The worldly journey ended for others, too, but they did not receive as much attention. Ranking those worthy of having lived an important life turns out to be a highly subjective exercise. Nevertheless, there are those whose passing struck a personal chord, a reso-nance called forth and created from their special talent, courage or enter-prise, their gift having intersected with the chronology of our own lives, arriv-ing to us through diverse conduits: film, music, art, literature, or perhaps, the power of ideas. Their stature rang-es in significance from the nostalgic to the profound. Annette Funicello, Marian McPartland, the Reverend Will D. Campbell, and John Egerton are an eclectic reprise of personal regard. Some names may be unknown to you as those on your list would be unknown to others. We suffer the loss even though the personalities themselves may have been remote. We are not immunized against the vacancy left by their depar-ture, a valued presence no longer in the world that contributed to our self-dis-covery, politics, intellect, or aspirations to achieve a legacy of our own. No look-back at the past year is complete without a domestic recount-ing inclusive of the tragic and profane. We remember the shooting death of Trayvon Martin; the Boston Marathon bombing; the Newtown massacre; the failure of Congress to do much of any-thing; the growth of poverty in Amer-ica; and the morally bankrupt busi-ness practices of the nationÂs largest financial institutions. The recounting swells to inconsolable heights where other examples added to the sad litany of heartbreaks and injustices. It has been, by any measure, a year of liv-ing dangerously, awful consequences hardly constrained by acts of compas-sion or rationale thinking that might have otherwise avoided the worst. A new year and a theoretically clean slate are a relief even though it may be relief short-lived. Philanthropy, by comparison, tends to generate good news because generosity inspires commonwealth, the notion we make things better by sharing, working and doing together. Stories that grabbed headlines in 2013 included Mark ZuckerbergÂs December gift of Facebook stock valued at about a bil-lion dollars to the Silicon Valley Com-munity Foundation. Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett, founders of the Giving Pledge, continue to exhort the countryÂs top 50 billionaires to give half their fortunes to charitable causes. Fortune Magazine writes that the com-bined total of lifetime giving by Buffett and Gates stands at $50 billion. BuffettÂs philanthropy shames the self-absorbed, superrich. He has offered to author a self-help book to explain how easy it is to live on $500 million a year. His devo-tion to rattling the cages of his peers is a public service on behalf correcting the failure of imagination characterizing those drowning in the excesses of their own wealth. Other big stories on the 2013 watch list for the sector included the fate of the charitable tax deduction; the flood of Âdark moneyÂŽ infusing electoral politics; and the decline in sources of nonprofit funding. Will the chari-table tax deduction survive a rancor-ous budget negotiation or find use as a bone of appeasement? Can the ÂTro-jan horseÂŽ in the charitable worldÂ„ nonprofit Âsocial welfareÂŽ organiza-tionsÂ„be defrocked? Will they remain unfettered in their mission to gather huge sums of secret cash bent on re-engineering the democratic pro-cess? While they rake in the money, will the funding gap affecting genuine charities only get worse? Nonprofits struggle with declines in funding even as the trajectory of community needs continue to rise. How will charities rethink the definition of sustainabil-ity given the now and future circum-stance of prolonged austerity? Old assumptions wither away and now new ones are taking their place. So, some predictions for 2014: In a time of challenge, expect the face and character of the charitable sector to continue to evolve and change. In a time of enforced austerity, anticipate philanthropyÂs ascendance as a more powerful tool of community and social investment. In a time of great social need, expect collaboration and advoca-cy to leverage opportunity and change; and, in the face of profound uncer-tainties, expect enlightened, visionary leadership to remain as the peopleÂs strongest and most reliable antidote to poverty and injustice. Q Â„ Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian and the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and follow Lilly on Twitter @llilly15. 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This was not the act of a lone gunman, or of an armed student rampaging through a school. It was a group of families en route to a wedding that was killed. The town was called Radda Â„ not in Colorado, not in Connecticut, but in Yemen. The weapon was not an easy-to-obtain semi-automatic weapon, but missiles fired from U.S. drones. On Thursday, Dec. 12, 17 people were killed, mostly civilians. The London-based Bureau of Investiga-tive Journalism has consistently tracked U.S. drone attacks, recently releasing a report on the six months following President Barack ObamaÂs major address on drone warfare before the National Defense University (NDU) last May. In that speech, President Obama promised that Âbefore any strike is taken, there must be near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured -the highest standard we can set.ÂŽ The BIJ sum-marized, ÂSix months after President Obama laid out U.S. rules for using armed drones, a Bureau analysis shows that covert drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan have killed more people than in the six months before the speech.ÂŽ In a nation that abhors the all-too-routine mass killing in our communities, why does our government consistently kill so many innocents abroad? One significant problem with assessing the U.S. drone-warfare program is its secrecy. U.S. officials rarely comment on the program, less so about any specific attack, especially where civilian deaths occur. As President Obama admitted in the speech, ÂThereÂs a wide gap between U.S. assessments of such casualties and nongovernmental reports. Nevertheless, it is a hard fact that U.S. strikes have resulted in civilian casualties.ÂŽ The BIJÂs estimate of the death toll from U.S. drone strikes during the past 12 years in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia is well over 4,000. While the U.S. media shower attention on the hypothetical prospects that in the next few years Amazon.com will deploy clever little drones to deliver your holiday orders, it is important to take a hard look at what these airborne robots are actually doing now. ÂDemoc-racy Now!ÂŽ correspondent Jeremy Sca-hill has been exposing U.S. covert war-making for years, most recently in his book and film ÂDirty Wars.ÂŽ The film was just shortlisted for an Oscar for best documentary. After the Academy Award nomination was made, he told us, ÂI hope that people pay attention to these stories, that Americans will know what happened to the Bedouin villagers in al-Majalah, Yemen, where three dozen women and children were killed in a U.S. cruise missile strike that the White House tried to cover up.ÂŽ In his NDU address, President Obama said, ÂWe act against terrorists who pose a continuing and imminent threat to the American people.ÂŽ Neither Presi-dent Obama nor any of his aides have explained just what kind of threat the wedding convoy presented to the Amer-ican people. The government of Yemen, following local custom, made repara-tions to the victimized families, report-edly delivering 101 Kalashnikov rifles and a little over $100,000. These rural villages in Yemen are caught in the middle of a violent con-flict, as Human Rights Watch wrote in an October report titled ÂBetween a Drone and Al-Qaeda.ÂŽ Just one month to the day before Obama gave his address at the NDU, Farea al-Muslimi, an elo-quent young Yemeni man who spent a year attending a U.S. high school, spoke before a congressional hearing. Six days before he testified, a drone strike hit his village of Wessab. Farea said: ÂWhat WessabÂs villagers knew of the U.S. was based on my stories about my wonderful experiences here. ... Now, however, when they think of America, they think of the terror they feel from the drones that hover over their heads, ready to fire mis-siles at any time. What the violent mili-tants had previously failed to achieve, one drone strike accomplished in an instant. There is now an intense anger against America in Wessab.ÂŽ He ended his testimony with the hope that Âwhen Americans truly know about how much pain and suffering the U.S. air strikes have caused ... they will reject this dev-astating targeted killing program.ÂŽ The scenes of senseless violence in the U.S. form a list of sorrow and loss: Columbine, Tucson, Aurora, Newtown, Littleton. With the ongoing work of committed activists, courageous journal-ists and responsible officials, perhaps Americans will recite as well the names Gardez, Radda, al-Majalah, Mogadishu and the many more sites of drone strikes still cloaked in secrecy. Q Â„ Denis Moynihan contributed research to this column. Â„ Amy Goodman is the host of ÂDemocracy Now!,ÂŽ a daily international TV/radio news hour airing on more than 1,000 stations in North America. She is the co-author of ÂThe Silenced Majority,ÂŽ a New York Times best-seller. OPINIONPajama Boy: Peter Pan in Obamacare LandPajama BoyÂs place in Internet infamy was secured as soon as the insufferable man-child was tweeted out by Organizing for America. He is the face of a Web ad that is the latest effort by the Obama team to leverage the holidays for conversation about Obamacare. ÂWear pajamas,ÂŽ the ad reads. ÂDrink hot chocolate. Talk about getting health insurance. #Get-Talking.ÂŽ And, sure enough, Pajama Boy is wearing pajamas Â„ a zip-up onesie in classic Lamar Alexander plaid Â„ and drinking hot choco-late. He is in his 20s, sporting hip-ster glasses he could have bought at Warby Parker and an expression of self-satisfied ironic amusement. Pajama Boy is about as threatening as Michael Cera and so nerdy he could guest-host on an unwatched MSNBC show. He is probably reading ÂThe Bell JarÂŽ and looking forward to a hearty Christmas meal of stuffed tofurkey. If he has any-thing to say about it, Obamacare enroll-ments will spike in the next few weeks in Williamsburg and Ann Arbor. Perhaps the goal of OFA was to create a readily mockable image to draw attention to its message, in which case Pajama Boy was a brilliantly successful troll. The right immediately Photoshopped him into the Mandela funeral selfie and emblazoned his photo with derisive lines such as ÂHey girl, I live with my parentsÂŽ and ÂHow did you know I went to Oberlin?ÂŽ But itÂs hard not to see Pajama Boy as an expression of the Obama vision, just like his forbear Julia, the Internet cartoon from the 2012 campaign. Pajama Boy is JuliaÂs little brother. She progressed through life without any significant fam-ily or community connections. He is the picture of perpetual adolescence. Neither is a symbol of self-reliant, responsible adulthood. Alexis de Tocqueville wrote long ago of the infantilizing tendency of all-encom-passing government. ÂIt would be like the authority of a parent,ÂŽ he wrote in a famous passage, Âif, like that authority, its object was to prepare men for manhood; but it seeks, on the contrary, to keep them in perpetual childhood.ÂŽ If you wanted to illustrate what Mr. Tocqueville was get-ting at in one meme, Pajama Boy would be good way to do it. Pajama BoyÂs mom probably still tucks him in at night, and when she isnÂt there for him, Obamacare will be. A less nurtur-ing reaction is, as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie put it in a counter tweet, ÂGet out of your pajamas.ÂŽ ThereÂs a reason President Barack Obama is underwater by a 2-1 margin among men in the latest Quin-nipiac poll. For all the ridicule directed at Julia during last yearÂs campaign, she got at something important: Single women do look to govern-ment as a cushion against their economic insecurities. Pajama Boy isnÂt so apt. He might be glad to pay more for his health insurance to include maternity benefits he doesnÂt need as a blow against gender stereotyping, but most young peo-ple will presumably consider Obamacare more rationally and realize itÂs a scheme to get them to subsidize insurance costs for older people. Good luck, Pajama Boy, if you hope to talk them out of that. Q Â„ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. o t U n i r e amy GOODMANSpecial to Florida Weekly r t w i M h rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly
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A6 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Five ways to ring in a new year for your pet BY KIM CAMPBELL THORTON AND DR. MARTY BECKERUniversal UclickGot your New YearÂs resolutions ready yet? Yeah, we donÂt either. A good place to start, though, is with your pet. Help-ing your cat or dog change his life for the better has benefits for both of you. A healthier, happier pet not only puts less pressure on your wallet, but also brings more smiles to your face multiple times a day. Here are some ideas to get you started. Q Brush those teeth. Keeping your petÂs pearly whites clean isnÂt just about improving his breath, although that is definitely a bonus. Brushing your petÂs teeth several times a week (yes, cats, too) prevents the buildup of plaque and tartar, which trap bacteria and eventu-ally cause periodontal disease. Brushing reduces the number of bacteria circulat-ing through your petÂs system and helps ensure that he keeps more of his teeth into old age. Dentures arenÂt an option for him, after all. Q Watch his weight. Does your dog or cat look like a plump cocktail wiener on toothpicks? ThatÂs not normal or healthy. Use your eyes and hands to determine if Roxy or Snowball could stand to lose a few pounds. Dr. Tony Buffington, a veterinarian, nutrition specialist and professor in the department of veterinary clinical scienc-es at Ohio State UniversityÂs College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbus, says that when you look at a pet from the side, you should see an abdomen thatÂs tucked up, not hanging low. As you look down at him, you should see an hourglass figure, with the waist curving inward just before the hind legs. When you pet your dog or cat on the side or back, you should be able to feel the ribs or spinal bumps, but not see them. Q Measure your petÂs food. This is one of the easiest ways to help a dog or cat slim down. Instead of leaving food out all the time, give a set amount once or twice a day. Use the recommendation on the bag or can as a starting point, but recog-nize that individual animals have differ-ent metabolisms and may need more or less than the suggested amount. Ask your veterinarianÂs advice about how much your pet should be eating, and donÂt be afraid to experiment. Q Start an exercise plan. Getting off the couch and on the move is good for both of you. Take a brisk walk or play a rousing game of fetch. For cats, dangle or pull a fishing-pole toy for them to chase. Wriggle the pole a little so the object on the end of the string resembles a bug or other critter scurrying along the ground. Your dog may enjoy this kind of play, too, as long as you donÂt let him know heÂs chasing a cat toy. 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COURTESY PHOTOResolve to spend more time playing with your dog or cat.if you have a single pet), placing food up high Â„ on a washer or dryer, for instance Â„ so cats have to make an effort to get to it, or placing kibble in puzzle toys that pets must manipulate to make the food come out. These are all good ways to exercise your furry predatorÂs body and brain and make his day more interesting, especially if youÂre off at work and he has nothing else to do. Q Make time for him. When your pet nudges your hand or bumps you with his head, donÂt just automatically hand him a treat. Instead, reward him with a scratch between the ears or a few minutes of play. YouÂll both be better for it. Q Notify If a higher level of care is necessary, we are aliated with The ChildrenÂs Hospital at Palms West for inpatient and specialized pediatric care. Kids have ACCIDENTS. 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At the peak of his influence, he was so confident that he demonstrated the pro-cedure to skeptics by hammering an ice-pick (Âfrom his own kitchen,ÂŽ the Journal reported) into both eye sockets of an electrical-shocked patient and Âtog-glingÂŽ the picks around the brain tissue, certain that he was severing Âcorrectly.ÂŽ For years, Dr. Freeman (a neurologist untrained in surgery) marshaled posi-tive feedback from enough patients and families for the procedure to survive criticism, and he spent his final years (until his death in 1972) securing patient testimonials to ÂproveÂŽ the validity of lobotomies.Cultural diversityQ Each Nov. 1 is a day (or two) of craziness in the isolated mountain vil-lage of Todos Santos Cuchumatanes, Guatemala, where Mayan tradition com-mands continuous horse races through town, jockeyed by increasingly drunk riders, until only a sober-enough winner remains. Collisions occur in the Race of the Souls, and occasionally someone dies, but the misfortune is met with a collective shrug and regarded as a spiri-tual offering for fertile crops during the coming year, according to an eyewitness this year reporting for Vice.com. Ironi-cally, for the rest of the year, the village is largely alcohol-free except for that on hand to sell to tourists. Q Since the 13th century, sheepherders in Spain have had the right (still honored) to use 78,000 miles of paths in the country for seasonal flock migra-tions Â„ even some streets of Madrid, including a crossing of Puerta del Sol, described as MadridÂs Times Square. The shepherds pay a customary, token duty, which, according to an October Associated Press dispatch, the govern-ment proudly accepts, given the promi-nence of SpainÂs native Merino sheep in the worldÂs wool market. Q Postal worker Umakant Mishra, of Kanpur city in Uttar Pradesh, India, was freed by a criminal court in December Â„ 29 years after he was charged when a money-order account turned up 92 cents short. Mr. Mishra was called to judicial hearings 348 times over the years, but it was not until recently that the government admitted it had no wit-nesses for the court to hear against him. A December BBC News dispatch reported, citing ÂofficialÂŽ figures, that more than 30 million cases are pending in Indian courts.Latest religious messagesThe evangelical educational organization Answers in Genesis, which has established a series of childrenÂs books and a creationist museum, announced recently that it would enter the bond market to fund its most ambitious proj-ect Â„ a creationist amusement park cen-tered around a Âlife-sizeÂŽ reconstruction of NoahÂs Ark, for which it estimates it will need at least $73 million from inves-tors. Issuing bonds might be seen as desperate since AiG has raised only $13.6 million privately since proposing the Ark-park, but a Georgetown University finance professor, contacted by Slate.com, suggested that the bondsÂ terms place them in the high-risk Âjunk bondÂŽ category (perhaps better described as Âfaith-based,ÂŽ having virtually no resale value and without an independent bond rating). Questionable judgmentsQ Coughlan elementary school in Langley, British Columbia, announced to parents in November that henceforth it would not just prohibit abusive or unwanted physical contact among its kindergarteners, but all contact. Officials said they were respond-ing to parents who objected to Ârough play,ÂŽ but, said another parent, incredulous, ÂNo tag, no hugging, no touching at all. ... I am not going to tell my daughter she canÂt touch her friends at school. I am going to teach her boundaries.ÂŽQ In South Africa, with one of the highest incidences of rape in the world, one question on its recent nationwide high school standardized drama test asked stu-dents to direct (as if staging a play) the rape of a baby, given only certain props. South AfricaÂs Education Department defended the question as assessing pupilsÂ concept of Âusing metaphorÂŽ as a theatrical technique. The question was based on an award-winning play by anti-rape activist Lara Foot Newton (who, of course, wrote primarily for adults). Cliches come to lifeQ In criminal cases, DNA is usually a smoking gun for the prosecution Â„ except, of course, if there is an Âevil twin.ÂŽ In November a judge in Colorado Springs ruled that a suspect, Army Lt. Aaron Lucas, should have the opportunity to blame his brother Brian for a string of sexual assaults because the DNA might be BrianÂs. Brian has not been charged and denies any involvement, but Aaron said Brian was in two crime-scene states that Aaron was never in. Said a Denver defense lawyer, ÂThe only time I have seen (the evil-twin defense) was on ÂLaw and Order: SVU.ÂÂŽQ Four villagers in northeast Kenya, angry that cheetahs were killing their goats, lay in wait one night in November and then chased down and captured the cheetahs. Cheetahs are regarded as the fastest mam-mals on Earth, but they lack endurance; Kenyans are marathon prodigies. Indeed, the cheetahs were captured only when they ran out of gas after about four miles of pursuit by the Kenyans, and were handed over alive, and exhausted, to the Kenyan Wildlife Service. Q NEWS OF THE WEIRDBY CHUCK SHEPHERDDISTRIBUTED BY UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE
A8 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY International Polo Club Palm Beach for Sunday brunch, she was blown away. Women in dresses looking conservative from the front Âtil they turned around and revealed open backs Â„ Badaboom! Men spicing it up with seersucker stripes, suspenders and bowties Â„ Hello, swanky scenesters! Oh, the dapper and the chic were bringing their game to Welling-ton, sporting their threads. Styles Mrs. Kolkmann may have anticipated as stuffy proved to be risky, rousing, refreshing, yet still refined. Mrs. Kolkmann was so worried about trying to fit in that when she relives the moment she stepped into the Pavilion and saw the fashion at play, she says, ÂI should have done what I really wanted to do. There were so many people taking risks. I just didnÂt think it was going to be a trendy type of event. IÂm definitely looking forward to this season, so I can bring it.ÂŽ SheÂs not alone. Last season ticket sales were up 64 percent. This year the club expects polo matches to be even more popular. IPC continues to make a valiant effort to reshape polo as an accessible scene, not an exclusive club but an every-man sport, leaving everyday women star-ing at their closets up until Jan. 5, when the new season kicks off. From women who want to take fashion risks to men who want to dress with respect for the game, from barn guys to fashionista divas, deep down every-one asks the same question: ÂPoloÂs here. What do I wear?ÂŽ John Wash, president of the prestigious polo club, remembers making a conscien-tious effort to put on a suit and tie for his first Sunday polo match. ÂThat was my fashion statement,ÂŽ he says. ÂI just felt like I needed to dress for the game.ÂŽ He enjoys his wife picking out his shirt and tie for Sunday polo. He describes her fashion sense by saying, ÂShe dresses with a sophistication and an elegance.ÂŽ He does not know how to describe last season. ÂOh, boy,ÂŽ he says. ÂBest season weÂve had since the inception of the club.ÂŽ Mr. Wash accepted accolades from the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Palm Beach County Convention & Visi-tors Bureau, Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, among other awards. This past summer he sat wonder-ing, ÂHowÂs it going to get any better?ÂŽ But he believes the best is yet to come. ÂWeÂre making the sport more accessible to people out there, thatÂs what weÂre doing,ÂŽ he says. So he expects to see more men in linen suits and more women in Lilly Pulitzer dresses, adding to the $30 million that polo generates in annual revenue. Thinking of polo fashion reminds Mr. Wash of old films, when gentlemen would wear ties to baseball games, way back when. ÂYou know what I think it is,ÂŽ Mr. Wash says of polo fashion, ÂItÂs respect. People dress with respect for themselves and respect for the sport. TheyÂre sending two messages: ÂPolo is special and I want to be a part of it.ÂÂŽ Contemplating if society has become too casual, he adds, ÂHon-est to God, I really do believe more sports should be like (polo),ÂŽ where spectators show a certain sophistication and reverence by the way they dress. The Gardens Mall will cosponsor with Veuve Clicquot for Fashion on the Field this sea-son, rolling the red carpet out on the Bermuda grass for the halftime divot stomp, where polo-goers drink cham-pagne and kick over any upturned turf. Michele Jacobs, corporate director of marketing and operations for The Forbes Company, sees The Gardens Mall as a fashion beacon for the community; there-by, she sees the partnership with the polo club as Âa perfect fit.ÂŽ Ms. Jacobs tries to attend several matches a season. ÂThe people watching is amazing,ÂŽ she says. ÂPolo is where all the beautiful people are.ÂŽ To anyone who may be feeling a little intimidated by the polo fashion scene, Ms. Jacobs says, ÂDonÂt be shy. Have fun. Make the most of it.ÂŽ Wardrobe stylist, personal shopper and fashion consultant Melanie Pace sees polo as the place where fashion and sport col-lide. Her biggest piece of advice: ÂGo bold or go home.ÂŽ For women, Ms. Pace says think shoes first. Forget heels. Find a sassy pair of wedges. You donÂt want to be sinking while youÂre drinking champagne on the field. ÂThereÂs nothing worse than trying to socialize when your feet hurt,ÂŽ she says. And no matter how bad you want to wear your little sundress, check the weath-er first. Have the perfect jeans, sweater, scarf and boots on standby to avoid any last-minute fashion anxiety. The weather can be fickle. DonÂt go looking nave when you should be dressed warm. Play with bright colors, patterns and prints. Mix-andmatch prints. Let your innerfashionista out. Seize this opportunity to dress overthe-top. Go for the Kate Middleton trend, wear a headpiece rather than a traditional hat. Go for the peek-a-boo trend, wear a diaphanous cutout to show your waist. Go for the jumpsuit. Go pastel. ÂWear what you wouldnÂt wear on a regular basis,ÂŽ Ms. Pace says. ÂIf you would usually wear it, wear something else.ÂŽ The stylist says a man cannot go wrong with a colored polo, white jeans and loaf-ers. Feel daring? Wear brightly colored pants. Maybe find a fun blazer and make it a statement piece. ÂItÂs your moment,ÂŽ Ms. Pace says. ÂYou donÂt get very many moments like a polo match.ÂŽ Bring it. And donÂt forget your sunglasses. Think aviator, not surfer. PoloÂs not the beach. Everybody dresses up, has a drink, watches polo or watches people. ItÂs no longer just for the rich and famous. Dress like youÂre famous. Get glammed up. Jimmy Newman, director of polo operations at the illustrious club, says he under-stands why a gal would want to wear a nice dress on a nice day, why she would want to wear a hat to keep the sun off her face. ÂThatÂs great,ÂŽ he says. ÂBut I wear jeans almost everywhere I go.ÂŽ Mr. Newman keeps a couple of sports coats in his office. When the 3 oÂclock match comes around, he grabs a coat and puts it on. ÂThatÂs about as fashion conscious as I get,ÂŽ he says. ÂThat way if I meet somebody, at least IÂm trying not to look like I work in a barn.ÂŽ Mr. Newman moved to Florida for college and got a job at the Royal Palm Polo Club in Boca Raton. He wanted to be a cowboy. He saw the English-style saddles and thought polo was going to be a sissy sport. ÂI found out pretty quick, there wasnÂt anything sissy about the sport of polo,ÂŽ says Mr. Newman, who still wants to be a cowboy and never used his mar-keting degree. The first practice match he saw, he was in awe of the game. His first Sunday match, he renders this way: ÂIt was like seeing the Kentucky Derby run 40 times in an hour and a half, to me.ÂŽ He under-stands why newcomers to polo walk away shaking their heads in disbelief. ÂPolo shouldnÂt be a private club,ÂŽ he says. ÂItÂs a sport anybody can enjoy.ÂŽ He gives an example: A hall-of-fame polo player moved to upstate New York and put a polo field on his property for his teenage boys to play. The little town of family farms fell in love with the sport. ÂA thousand farmers would go watch their polo matches,ÂŽ Mr. Newman says. ÂWeÂre talking the beer-and-peanut crowd, every-day people,ÂŽ enraptured with polo. Julio Arellano, the top-ranked American polo player, says he got into the sport because his father used to play. He sees polo very much as a family game. His wife plays. Their three children play. ÂAll across the U.S. polo is a sport people play with their families. ItÂs not just the super wealthy. ItÂs a sport enjoyed by all,ÂŽ he says. ÂEven here in Palm Beach, you see backyard guys playing with one horse.ÂŽ Mr. Arellano brought 39 horses to Wellington this season. Players switch out horses every few minutes, riding eight or nine horses a match. Similar to golf, polo players are rated by a handicap system. The best players in the world are rated 10 goals. Mr. Arellano has a 9-goal rank. He says he has never had a 10-goal rank, ÂNo, not when IÂm awake.ÂŽ He knows other players want his top-ranked spot. As far as the emphasis on fashion, Mr. Arellano does not think about it much. ÂEverybody dresses up for Sunday games. ThatÂs great. Some people like that aspect of it. Other people donÂt. They show up in blue jeans and barn clothes,ÂŽ he says. ÂYou get both ends with polo.ÂŽ If the social scene gives others the exhilaration he feels from his sport, so be it. The polo player sees nothing wrong with polo fashion. Q POLOFrom page 1 Julio Arellano, the top-ranked American polo player Valery Nikitina glams up a bowtie. Polo-goers sport their bright colors, aviator shades and flutes of champagne, as they saunter across the field for the halftime divot stomp. Styl-ist Melanie Pace says, Â“Go bold or go home.Â” LILA PHOTO / COURTESY PHOTOS
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 NEWS A9 2014 Sunday ScheduleJanuary 5 Herbie Pennell Cup (20 goal) 12 Joe Barry Memorial Cup (20 goal) 19 Joe Barry Memorial Cup (20 goal) 26 Joe Barry Memorial Cup (20 goal)February 2 Ylvisaker Cup (20 goal) 9 Ylvisaker Cup (20 goal) 16 Ylvisaker Cup (20 goal) 23 Ylvisaker Cup (20 goal)March 2 USPA C.V. Whitney Cup (26 goal) 9 Piaget USPA Gold Cup (26 goal) 16 Piaget USPA Gold Cup (26 goal) 23 Piaget USPA Gold Cup Final (26 goal) 30 Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship (26 goal)April 6 Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship (26 goal)13 Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship (26 goal)20 Maserati U.S. Open Polo Championship Final (26 goal)Sunday Polo Lineup2 p.m.-6 p.m. The Pavilion Open Â– Ticketed Reception/Brunch Guests Only The Wellington Zone Open Â– Casual Food and Cash Bar General Admission Seating, Lawn Seating, Limited Box Seats, Tailgates Open3 p.m.-5 p.m. Polo Tournament 4 p.m. Halftime Divot Stomp 5:15 p.m. Trophy PresentationTicket PricesJanuary-April 2014$10 Â– General Admission Bleacher Seating$20 Â– North and South Stadium Lawn Seating$30 Â– Center Stadium Lawn Seating$120 Â– Box Seats (limited availability)Brunch and Polo Match at The PavilionJanuary-February$100 Â– Veranda seating (includes two drink tokens)March-April$120 Â– Veranda seating (includes two drink tokens)Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brunch Package at The PavilionJanuary-February$300 Â– Veranda seating for two and a complimentary bottle of Veuve ClicquotMarch-April$330 Â– Veranda seating for two and a complimentary bottle of Veuve ClicquotReception Pass at The Pavil-ion January-February$55 Â– Passed light hors dÂ’oeuvres (includes two drink tokens)March-April$65 Â– Passed light hors dÂ’oeuvres (includes two drink tokens) *All prices are tax inclusive. Parking additional (no charge for Veuve Clicquot Champagne Brunch ticket holders). For ticketing, reception, and brunch reservations, please visit InternationalPoloClub.com or call 561.204.5687. For tables, groups, and corporate hospitality options, please visit PoloClubCatering.com or call 561.792.9292.International Polo Club Palm Beach3667 120th Ave. S., Wellington; 204-5687 or InternationalPoloClub.com The measure of a polo player is his handicap. The best polo players are rated 10-goals. There are only six play-ers rated 10-goals by the United States Polo Association (USPA). Five of these players will play at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington this season. Here, Julio Arellano, the top-ranked American player, and Jimmy Newman, IPC director of polo operations, give their thoughts on each. Q Adolfo Cambiaso: Arguably, the greatest polo player who has ever played. He epitomizes the sport. He has won the QueenÂs Cup, Argentine Open, U.S. Open Polo Championship, every major polo tournament around the world. Arellano: ÂAdolfo Cambiaso is the best player. HeÂs been ranked 10-goals for 20 years. HeÂs like the Michael Jordan of the sport. HeÂs been 10-goals since he was 17 years old. ItÂs freaky. The guy is amazing. HeÂs almost every-bodyÂs favorite player. Go watch him, itÂs like a highlight reel to see him play.ÂŽ Newman: ÂAdolfo is the maestro.ÂŽQ Facundo Pieres: Some may say heÂs on the rise, some may say heÂs already risen. From a famed polo fam-ily, Facundo Pieres scored 12 goals in last yearÂs U.S. Open, helping team Zacara win the championship two years in a row. He was named MVP. His pony Corcha was named Horse of the Year. Mr. Arellano: ÂFacundoÂs right on AdolfoÂs heels. HeÂs a strong contender, on the verge of being best player. HeÂs younger. HeÂs a phenomenal player. His father was 10 goals. His brotherÂs rated 10 goals. FacundoÂs another amazing player to watch.ÂŽ Newman: ÂItÂs a toss-up for best player between Adolfo and Facundo. I wouldnÂt say FacundoÂs the second guy. I think he has outplayed Adolfo in the U.S. the last couple years. One day oneÂs the best player, the next day the otherÂs the best player.ÂŽQ Gonzalo Pieres Jr.: FacundoÂs older brother, ÂGonzalito,ÂŽ was named after their 10-goal father. Playing along-side their other brother Nicolas (an 8-goal player), Gonzalito scored six goals in one game last season, includ-ing a memorable 100-yard shot under pressure. Arellano: ÂGonzalito is very smooth. HeÂs a good horseman. A fan-tastic player to watch.ÂŽ Newman: ÂGonzalito is very smooth. Facundo plays a little more aggressive. GonzalitoÂs more conserva-tive. He probably plays a little more defense than Facundo, heÂs more on the offensive end.ÂŽQ Jaun Martin Nero: Won the 2011 U.S. Open. Won multiple Argentine Opens. Jaun Martin NeroÂs reputation as a defensive player precedes him. Arellano: ÂOne of the strongest defensive players in the game. HeÂs a physical guy. He always knows where to be on the field. He plays defense and still can do everything else. HeÂs excellent.ÂŽ Newman: ÂThis guy is a fantastic defensive player. He comes out of nowhere. He makes it look like itÂs effortless play, just like heÂs out riding his horse on a park ride, then all of a sudden, heÂs right there, he gets the ball and goes the other way with it. His propensity to take the ball away from the other team and put his team on offense is amazing.ÂŽ Q Pablo MacDonough: Yet to win the U.S. Open, heÂs hungry for it. His father was a polo player. HeÂs second cousin to the Pieres brothers, he plays with them often in Argentina. Arellano: ÂGreat stick work. Very quick player.ÂŽ Newman: ÂHeÂs kind of like a quarterback. This guy is just everywhere. He sees everything. HeÂs a leader. ItÂs amazing what he can get done.ÂŽ Q 10-goal polo players BY ATHENA PONUSHISaponushis@Â” oridaweekly.com Jimmy Newman, above, director of polo operations at the illustrious club, moved to Florida for college and got a job at the Royal Palm Polo Club in Boca Raton. He wanted to be a cowboy. He saw the English-style saddles and thought polo was going to be a sissy sport. Â“I found out pretty quick, there wasnÂ’t anything sissy about the sport.Â”
A10 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY KOVEL: ANTIQUESSearch high and low for collectible weather vanes BY TERRY KOVEL If you canÂt afford a rooster or running deer weather vane, or any other 19th-century weather vane made by an important company, you might be able to find a homemade example. Most folk-art collectors consider all weather vanes, commercially made or home-made, to be folk art. Prices are high-est for the most elaborate 3-D vanes by known makers. Homemade vanes often are cut from sheets of iron to look like silhouettes of deer, men, ani-mals, birds, cars, trains, Indians, flags or occupational examples, such as a photographer with a camera or a sailor with a telescope. It is difficult to date a homemade weather vane. Collectors pay the highest auction prices for good design, unusual subjects, good paint and old patina. Bullet holes, missing paint and dents donÂt seem to lower the value if the cutout is unusual, perhaps a 1930s car or a large and artistic whale. Some homemade vanes sell for thousands of dollars, but others might turn up at your local yard sale or flea market. Whirli-gig weather vanes, often of wood, also are going up in price. Horses, roosters and eagles are the most popular shapes today and, unfortunately, often are the most reproduced. Always look in the backyard, in the garage and up at the roof when going to an estate or house sale. Buyers often overlook outdoor folk art. Q: Years ago, I was given a very heavy glass vase. ItÂs 6 inches high by 4 inches wide and is made of black cased glass within clear glass. The etched mark on the bottom is ÂKosta 1556/046.ÂŽ IÂm won-dering what the vase is worth. A: The Kosta glassworks factory in Sweden dates back to 1742. Its name is a combination of the last names of the two founders, Koskull and Stael. Kosta manufactured only window glass, glass for light fixtures and drinking glasses until the late 1890s, when it hired its own designers and started making art glass. Glass artist Vicke Lindstrand (1904-1983), who had previously worked at Orrefors, was KostaÂs artistic director from 1950 to 1973. During LindstrandÂs tenure, model numbers starting with a Â1ÂŽ were Âpro-duction vasesÂŽ made in large quantities. The number 1556 on your vase probably is the model number. Kosta merged with Boda and Afors in 1976 and became Kosta Boda, so itÂs likely your vase was made before 1976. In 1989, Kosta Boda merged with Orrefors and was renamed Orrefors Kosta Boda. Then, in 2005, the company was sold to the New Wave Group, which closed the Orrefors fac-tory and today uses only the Kosta Boda label. While your vase may not be rare or extremely valuable, it still is a good piece of Swedish art glass. Q: Could you tell me the value of a set of dining-room furniture made by American of Martinsville? The walnut set, which was purchased new in 1942, includes a table, six chairs, sideboard, china cabinet and hutch. A: American of Martinsville was founded in 1906 in Martinsville, Va. It made only bedroom sets until the 1920s, when it introduced dining-room sets. The most valuable American of Mar-tinsville vintage dining room sets today are in the Danish Modern style, which didnÂt become popular in the United States until the 1950s. Still, if your set is in good shape, you could sell it locally (so shipping costs arenÂt involved) for several hundred dollars. Q: We are looking for information about an item thatÂs hanging on a wall in a restaurant in Doon, Iowa. ItÂs a semi-circular piece of wood about 48 inches long. The ends are 24 inches apart. ItÂs marked ÂLoudenÂs Pat ent, Oct. 30, 1895.ÂŽ It looks old. What is it and what was it used for? A: ItÂs a singletree, which also is often called a ÂwhiffletreeÂŽ or Âwhipple-tree.ÂŽ It was used to hitch the traces of a horseÂs harness to a plow or other implement. William Louden (1841-1931) held several patents for improvements to farm equipment. He invented a hay carrier in 1867 and founded Louden Manufacturing Works in Fairfield, Iowa, a year later to manufacture hay carriers and other farm equipment. From 1906 to 1939, the company, by then named Louden Machinery Co., also designed barns. Louden Machinery Co. was sold in 1956 and its farm equipment was not made after 1965. Singletrees donÂt show up for sale very often. When they do, they usually sell for under $50. Tip: Look carefully at a piece of cut glass before you buy it. Edges should not be ground down into the pattern, and pieces should have no chips or other damage. Q Â„ Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel answer questions sent to the column. By sending a letter with a question, you give full permission for use in the column or any other Kovel forum. Names, addresses or email addresses will not be published. We cannot guarantee the return of photographs, but if a stamped envelope is included, we will try. The amount of mail makes personal answers or appraisals impossible. Write to Kovels, (Florida Weekly), King Features Syndicate, 300 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019.A painted iron cutout of a sailor holding a telescope makes an unusual weather vane. It may have been meant to be Admiral David Glasgow Farragut. Blue, white, yellow and black paint remains on both sides. Photo courtesy of CowanÂ’s Auctions Cincinnati)
COMMENTARYForced evacuationExperience is like any other cuisine: whether hard-boiled, baked, fried or barbecued, each year it has to be ingested into the psyche of every living man and woman. Then it has to be digested. Then it has to be pumped back out as a New YearÂs resolution. After which everybody feels better, at least theoretically.Unfortunately, medical research shows that constipation is a very disturbing side effect of experience when it comes to pumping out resolutions, especially among politicians. As a species, politicians are notoriously constipated at New YearÂs. Therefore, although itÂs dirty work, I have decided to help those beleaguered souls by relieving their constipation for them. Think of it as a forced evacuation, the way a rancher sometimes has to force cows or horses to evacuate by standing near the animalÂs rear end and shoving a longÂƒ well, never mind that now. Here, for the first time in print, I have handcrafted the 2014 resolutions of a num-ber of our most prominent, and most consti-pated, politicians. (Note: I require no thanks and I can accept no remuneration. Charity is its own reward.) LetÂs start with President Barack Obama. Tests have shown that Mr. Obama has been constipated since 2008. Let me change that for you, Mr. President Â„ and hold still, doggonit:President Barack Obama: ÂAHHHHH!... Um, I resolve in 2014 to hang Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, by his thumbs from the flagpole in front of the White House for continuously violating the consti-tutional rights of Americans and lying about it. Gen. Alexander shall remain flopping on the pole from Jan. 1 of the New Year until I retire his rear end on April, 1, 2014. ÂHe will retire on April 1, which IS April FoolÂs Day, or my name isnÂt John Doe! ÂI resolve, furthermore, to fire Kathleen Sibelius as head of Health and Human Services for acting like a woman driver behind the wheel of the Affordable Care Act, along with every other Cabinet head in my guvÂmint! ÂIn their stead, I resolve to hire Jon Stewart. Mr. Stewart, who is not now and has never been a member of the Constipation Party, will serve as Secretary of the Interior, Exterior, Inferior, Superior and Cheerier, as well as Sec-retary of Defense-ier and Secretary of State-ier and Secretary of, well, Everything Else-ier.ÂAnd, of course, I resolve not to get in MichelleÂs way so much. She gets SO pissed-off-ier.ÂŽGen. Keith Alexander, chief of the NSA:ÂI am a general. I have four stars. And all 315 million of the rest of you are privates and piss-ants. So if I want to spy on you piss-ants, I will. ÂTherefore, in 2014 Â„ or at least for the first three months of it Â„ I resolve to con-tinue to spy on any wage-earning terrorist anti-American who works at Walmart or in a tomato field or at a McDonaldÂs, and asks for a higher wage. ÂAnybody who wants more money is dangerous. YÂall are a threat to the American Way of Life, private. A threat to our forefa-thers and foremothers and foreskinsÂƒÂŽ (SIR! Florida Weekly has decided to abridge the generalÂs resolution, SIR!)U.S. Rep. Trey Radel:ÂHail Mary, full of graceÂƒÂHail Mary, full of graceÂƒÂHail Mary, full of graceÂƒÂHail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Blessed art thou amongst women,And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners nowAnd at the hour of our death.ÂUhm, and could you also pray for us at the hour of our cocaine bust, our hypocrisy, our exodus from Club Rehab, and Â„ thanks for doing this by the way, my wife will appreciate it Â„ could you give me a little dog named Checkers? You know, as a New YearÂs present? ÂCause I resolve to serve America selflessly, and say all 50,000 Hail Marys that Father Furrowbrow ordered me to say, and be the finest husband, the finest father, the finest American, and the most trustworthy U.S. Representative and some-day, yes, president, ever invented by God or man. O yes, Yes, yes! JUST SAY YES!ÂŽGov. Rick Scott:ÂI resolve to declare 2014 the ÂRick Scott Year of Love.ÂÂŽ I resolve to grow my hair long. I resolve to lead with my heart, not with my checkbook or my chin. I resolve to embrace the little hippie that lives within us all, and to be Â„ not a country club Christian, ladies and gentlemen Â„ but a Jesus H. Tap-Dancing Christ Christian, as Jake said to Elwood. A Christian who turns the other cheek. Who gives to the poor. AndÂƒanything else? ÂOh yes, and a Christian who kicks the behind of that little sissy cupcake named Charlie Crist. IÂll show that piss-ant a Repub-lican Man. IÂllÂƒÂŽFormer Gov. Charlie Crist:Â2014: the year of Hands Off. I resolve never to hug anybody again Â„ not in public life, not in private life, certainly not in politi-cal lifeÂƒwell, maybe IÂll hug Ricky. HeÂd hate that so much.ÂŽ Former U.S. Rep. Connie Mack:ÂI have only one resolution in 2014: to explain Â„ not to my wife, but to my vot-ing public Â„ why I have been so shallow, and so inconsequential, and so ineffective, in my historic role as a political leader Â„ but only for three seconds, and never after I announce my candidacy for a return to office in the New Year. ÂOh, and one other thing: I resolve never to buy any cocaine, in any bar, on either the west or the east side of DuPont Circle, in Washing-ton, D.C., from cops. Period. In 2014.ÂŽ State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto: ÂI resolve to continue never calling back the media (Roger Williams in particular) in 2014. I donÂt care how often he phones me and asks for my opinions, my records, my schedules, the restaurants I visit on DuPont Circle, the restaurants I visit in Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens, the restaurants I visit in Fort Myers and Punta Gorda, or what my thoughts for the day might be.ÂŽ Q GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 NEWS A11 3667 120th Avenue South Wellington, Florida 33414 For ticket options, p l ease visit InternationalPoloClub.com or ca ll 561.204.5687 P hoto g raphy by LILA PHOTO Po l o an d BrunchThe Perfect Match Experience the energy of world-class polo and brunch at the International Polo Club. Delicious food, champagne, celebrity sightings, music, fashion and, of course, polo. Every Sunday at 3 p.m. through April 20 The Pavi l ion opens at 2 p.m.Join us at The Pavilion for the after-party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. P h N f H t roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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But in April, the weather is usually cool with tem-peratures ranging from the low 40s at night to mid-50s in the day, rainfall is about aver-age for Ireland but hotels are cheaper, as is airfare and youÂll be able to see whatever you want without hordes of people in your way. If youÂre flying in to Dublin, we suggest that you spend the first few days of your trip exploring the old city, downing a few pints at the local pubs and eating at the fine restaurants. DonÂt miss Temple Bar, known for its cultural and nightlife spots, and, of course, the famous Guinness Storehouse, where Arthur Guinness, in 1759, signed a 9,000-year lease on the breweryÂs grounds for an annual rent of 45 pounds. Brilliant! Then head out to see the Ireland of song.A rental car can make for an interesting adventure. Mind you, driving on the left side of the road can take some getting used to, but within a few days, youÂll wonder what all the fuss was about. Keep to the motorways, simi-lar to U.S. interstates, as much as you can; however, youÂll likely spend most of your time on narrow local roads. Just remember: Ireland has one of the highest traffic-crash rates in Western Europe. Here are some not-to-miss destinations: County Cork Nestled in the heart of southwestern Ireland, Cork is the home of Cobh, the last port of call for the doomed RMS Titanic; Blarney Castle, famous for its Blarney Stone, is just north of the city of Cork; and the lovely, quaint seaside town of Kinsale, just south of Cork city. The city of Cork is known for its English Market, a sprawling food market in the cen-ter of the city. Killarney West of Cork, Killarney boasts more hotel beds than any other town in Ireland with the exception of Dublin. And there are plenty of reasons for that. Aghadoe boasts unequaled panoramic views; the Lakes of Killarney are a renowned scenic attraction and Killarney is a party destination with nightspots busy seven days a week in the summer. The Cliffs of Moher On the west coast of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher are one of the most scenic coastal features in the world. A visitorÂs center provides viewing platforms and a history of the region. It can be tough to find, so mind your GPS. Galway Just north of the port city of Galway is Ashford Castle, a medieval castle that is now a five-star resort. It has been host to many notable guests, including President Ronald Reagan, King George V, Oscar Wilde, Brad Pitt and John Lennon. The movie ÂThe Quiet Man,ÂŽ starring John Wayne and Mau-reen OÂHara, was filmed on the grounds. In 2012, Ashford Castle was voted best resort in Ireland and third best in Europe by Conde Nast Traveler. Q Â„ For information on Irish travel, accommodations, activities and events, visit Ireland.com. TRAVEL Spend the night in a 13th-century castle. The medieval Ashford Castle is a five-star luxury hotel near Galway. Try your hand at the ancient sport of falconry, ride a horse on the magnificent grounds, golf or shoot clay pigeons. And, they pour the best pint of Guinness in all of Ireland. Just outside of Cork City in the south, Blarney Castle dates back to the 15th century and is site of the Stone of Eloquence, commonly called the Blarney Stone. ItÂ’s a challenging climb to the top to kiss the stone, and you have to hang nearly upside-down to kiss the stone. Legend has it that kissing the Blarney Stone gives one the gift of gab. A five-star hotel in Cork City, the Hayfield Manor is not to be missed. Originally, a family estate, the hotel features top-notch service, terrific restaurants, an elegant afternoon tea and is just a short taxi ride to downtown Cork City and its famous English Market. A busy downtown street in Dublin in April. The spring is a great time to visit Ireland. Sure, youÂ’ll get some showers and a bit of chilly weather, but the crowds are small and airfare and hotels are less expensive. South of Galway on IrelandÂ’s west coast are the Cliffs of Moher. Rising up to 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, the cliffs offer a breathtaking view of the rocky coast. Dress warm in the spring as the winds can whip the sea spray up and chill you to the bone.JEFF CULL / FLORIDA WEEKLY
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 A13 everythursday6-8pm kick off the 5th Season of our FREE concert series withJan 9Delivering Soul/Pop melodies that will make yaÂll quiver THE SH-BOOMSIn January Jan 16R&B/Rock/Soul THE BULLDOGS Jan 23Rockabilly/Blues/ Roots SLIP & THE SPINOUTS JP SOARS& GYPSY Jan 30Gypsy Jazz midtownpga.com561.630.61104801 PGA Blvd., PBG, FL 33418 PLENTY OF FREE GARAGE PARKING Follow us FOOD + DRINK BY CHRISTOPHERÂS KITCHEN, CHUCK BURGER JOINT, AND MORE! Whether itÂs covering your employees or your family, weÂve got you under our wing.TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AFLAC, CONTACT: Andrew Spilos (561) 685-5845 firstname.lastname@example.org Coverage is underwritten by American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus. including AlzheimerÂs disease, autism, schizophrenia and depression. How is this extraordinary biological structure organized, and how does its activity contribute to such a broad range of brain functions? Dr. Fitzpatrick will be your guide for a remarkable journey through the latest research advancing our knowl-edge of the amazing human brain. Award-winning musicians, presented by the American Friends of Kronberg Academy, will perform at three of the four lectures. Itamar Zorman, winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia, will play works for violin on Jan. 7 and Jan. 29. The Tel Aviv native is a scholar at The Kron-berg Academy, recognized as the pre-eminent string academy for the worldÂs best young soloists. Yoonjung Han, a South Korean musician who has won top prizes in international competi-tions, will accompany him at piano. She earned a masterÂs degree from The Juilliard School and is studying for her doctorate at SUNY Stony Brook. A pre-lecture reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with the lecture starting at 6:30. Admission is free, but space is limited. Reserve a seat by calling 972-9027 or e-mailing email@example.com. Lecture series schedule:Tuesday, Jan. 7Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, One Max Planck Way, Jupiter Speaker: Dr. David Fitzpatrick, MPFI scientific director and CEO, ÂFantastic Journey, A Guided Tour of the Cerebral CortexÂŽ Music: Itamar Zorman, violin, The Kronberg Academy; Yoonjung Han, piano, Steinway artist, SUNY Stony Brook. Wednesday, Jan. 29Royal Poinciana Chapel, 60 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach Speaker: Dr. Ryohei Yasuda, scientific director, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, ÂThe Moment of Memory Formation, A Spotlight on the BrainÂŽ Music: Itamar Zorman, violin, The Kronberg Academy; Yoonjung Han, piano, Steinway artist, SUNY Stony Brook. Tuesday, Feb. 18Royal Poinciana Chapel, 60 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach Speaker: Dr. Bill Hansson, department of evolutionary neuroethol-ogy, Max Planck Institute for Chemi-cal Ecology, ÂSmelling Your Way to the Good Stuff Â„ Sex, Bugs and PushÂnÂPullÂŽ Thursday, March 6Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, One Max Planck Way, Jupiter Speaker: Dr. Moritz Helmstaedter, research group leader and principal investigator, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Munich, ÂMapping the BrainÂs NetworksÂŽ Music: The American Friends of Kronberg Academy.About the Max Planck Florida Institute for NeuroscienceThe Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience in Jupiter, Fla., is the first American institute estab-lished by GermanyÂs prestigious Max Planck Society. It brings together top research neuroscientists from around the world to collaborate on unlocking the mysteries of the brainÂ„the most important and least understood organ in the bodyÂ„by providing new insight into the functional organization of the nervous system, and its capacity to produce perception, thought, lan-guage, memory, emotion, and action. The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience meets this challenge by forging links between different levels of analysisÂ„genetic, molecular, cellular, circuit, and behavioralÂ„and develop-ing new technologies that make cutting edge scientific discoveries possible. The results of the research will be shared publicly with scholars, universi-ties and other institutions around the globe to advance life-saving and life-improving treatments and cures for brain disorders ranging from autism, to ParkinsonÂs to AlzheimerÂs. For more information, visit http://www.max-planckflorida.org. Q PLANCKFrom page 1Palm Beach County residents can ring in the New Year with five free crape myrtle trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time in January. ÂThese small flowering trees will provide any landscape in Florida with a splash of color for much of the year,ÂŽ said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. ÂMembers will experience pink and red flowers in the spring, green foliage in the summer and a mix of red, orange and yellow during autumn.ÂŽ The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundationÂs Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Feb. 1 and April 30, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6to 12-inch tall trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Members will also receive a subscription to the foundationÂs colorful bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book, which includes infor-mation about tree planting and care. To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to 5 CRAPE-MYRTLES, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Jan. 31. Florida residents can also join online at arborday.org/january. Q Celebrate the New Year with 5 free crape myrtle trees
A14 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY Giving thanks may inspire us to richness in our lives as we greet 2014ÂThe best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.ÂŽ Â„ Helen Keller ItÂs difficult to write a holiday message without sounding maudlin or trite. However, the holidays often inspire us to look within and to reconsider the important aspects of our lives we either overlook or deliberately neglect. There is so much to be gained when we slow down, taking care to consider all that we cherish. For many of us, the past year has brought discouraging setbacks or wor-risome anxieties or fears. We all know how hard it may be to face the day when things are bleak, and we donÂt believe there are many options. Now is the time, more than ever to reach within for our inner resilience and spirit. LetÂs not beat ourselves up or obsessively dwell on what we can-not change. Rather, letÂs look back at our disappointments to gain insight and learn valuable lessons. Sometimes, we spend too much time in relationships or situations that bring us down, or dampen our spirit. Letting go of certain obligations that drain us may be an important step in promoting self-care. LetÂs look for ways to add depth and new meaning in our everyday lives. For example, commit to activities that uplift us Â„ a challenging course, an inspiring book, meaningful volunteer work or an energizing exercise routine. ItÂs important to clarify which of our relationships offers us feelings of com-fort, camaraderie and trust. ThereÂs value in letting go of the belief that ÂourÂŽ way is the best way. Reaching out differently to people may open up the possibility of expand-ing or renewing gratifying connections. If we refuse to let go of our stubborn indignation, we may miss othersÂ efforts to reach out or extend an olive branch. Sometimes, it requires a leap of faith to let another person in, or to let down the barriers to being close. If we give the ones we care about the benefit of the doubt Â„ assume the best of intentions, not the worst Â„ we may discover that the other person will come through for us in a powerful way. Can we find a way to lighten up? Can we let go of our harsh judgments Â„ not only of other people, but as importantly, of ourselves? We live in a competitive age where we all have a tendency to set impossibly high standards, comparing ourselves to the ÂJoneses,ÂŽ and then beat ourselves up when we fall short. Oh, if only we were thin enough, rich enough, smart enough, cool enough. Fully accepting that we will never be perfect, nor should we aspire to, is the challenge. If only we could come to terms with that and truly accept our-selves as we are. Lately, we hear a lot of talk about showing gratitude. Instead of feeling sorry for what isnÂt working in our lives, weÂve been asked to step back and to feel true appreciation for what is going well. Amazingly it does work! It just takes some practice. It involves taking a few moments every day to deliberately notice the things that truly matter. If we are able to step out of our own shoes to look into the world of the other person we may be able to feel true empathy, and reach out to them in a profound way. ItÂs a shame that it often takes a crisis, a health scare or the loss of a loved one to appreciate what we have. Laughter is powerful medicine and it doesnÂt cost anything. Sometimes, when we force ourselves to laugh and socialize we have a great time despite ourselves, and shift to a more positive place. As we all know, the richest pleasures in life donÂt have to cost a lot of money Â„ laughing over a cup of coffee, taking a walk with a favorite friend. LetÂs find the time to take personal care and to immerse ourselves in pur-suits we feel passionate about. LetÂs free up our energy to be really mindful of our most important relationships: to define a path of making a significant difference. Dare we shut off all of our technology so we can truly focus on being present in our lives? I am hoping this inspires us to richness and meaning in our lives. Q Â„ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a psychotherapist. 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, or palmbeachfamilytherapy.com. Â„ EditorÂs note: This column was published previously.NIH and NFL tackle concussion research The National Institutes of Health has selected eight projects to receive support to answer some of the most fundamen-tal problems on traumatic brain inju-ry, including understanding long-term effects of repeated head injuries and improving diagnosis of concussions. Funding is provided by the Sports and Health Research Program, a part-nership among the NIH, the National Football League, and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. In 2012, the NFL donated $30 million to FNIH for research studies on injuries affecting athletes, with brain trauma being the pri-mary area of focus. Traumatic brain injury is a major public health problem that affects all age groups and is the leading cause of death in young adults. Recently, concern has been raised about the potential long-term effects of repeated concussion, particularly in those most at risk: young athletes and those engaged in professions associated with frequent head injury, including men and women in the military. Current tests cannot reliably identify concussions, and there is no way to predict who will recover quickly, who will suffer long-term symptoms, and which few indi-viduals will develop progressive brain degeneration, called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. ÂWe need to be able to predict which patterns of injury are rapidly reversible and which are not. This program will help researchers get closer to answer-ing some of the important questions about concussion for our youth who play sports and their parents,ÂŽ said Story Landis, Ph.D., director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of NIH. Two $6 million projects are large, cooperative agreements focused on defining the scope of long-term changes that occur in the brain years after a head injury or after multiple concus-sions. The cooperative awards form a partnership between NINDS, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and multiple academic medical centers. NIH also will fund six pilot projects totaling more than $2 million that will last up to two years and are designed to provide support for the early stages of sports-related concussion projects. If the early results are encouraging, they may become the basis of more comprehen-sive projects. The eight projects were selected by the NIH following a rigorous scientific review process. The cooperative awards bring together two teams of independent scientists to study and compare the brains of donors who were at high or low risk for devel-oping long-term effects of TBI. Ten neu-ropathologists from eight universities will coordinate to describe the chronic effects of head injury in tissue from hun-dreds of individuals in order to develop standards for diagnosis. The project includes four teams that will correlate brain scans with changes in brain tissue, using a variety of tech-niques. This may open the possibility of using these advanced brain imaging techniques to diagnose chronic effects of TBI in living individuals. The investigators in the two projects also will help NIH develop a registry dedicated to enrolling individuals with a history of TBI who are interested in donating brain and spinal cord tissue for study after their death. The new NIH Neurobiobank will coordinate the tissue collection, data gathering, and also distribute biospeci-mens, along with relevant information to enable other scientists to access this valuable tissue. The NINDS is the nationÂs leading funder of research on the brain and nervous system. The NINDS mission is to reduce the burden of neurological disease Â„ a burden borne by every age group. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov. Q HEALTHY LIVING linda LIPSHUTZllipshutz@floridaweekly.com ASPEN PHOTO Kutztown University defensive back Corey Harris (14) is checked out on the field by training staff after an injury in a game Nov. 6, 2010, in Bloomsburg, Pa. SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY
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Despite the very serious prognosis (outlook) of lung cancer, some people with earlier stage cancers are cured. More than 380,000 people alive today have been diagnosed with lung cancer at some point. Now that you have read a few lung cancer facts, Good Samaritan Medical Center wants to offer you 10 important things you should know about the dis-ease. 1. Smoking is the leading risk factor for lung cancer. This risk increases depending on length of time smok-ing, age started, how deeply smoke is inhaled and number of tobacco products smoked per day. 2. All forms of tobacco can cause lung cancer. Smoking cigars or pipes is nearly as likely to cause lung cancer as cigarette smoking. Low tar or ÂlightÂŽ cigarettes are not safer than regular cig-arettes, nor does smoking them reduce the risk of lung cancer. 3. Radon can cause lung cancer. Radon is a radioactive gas that cannot be seen, tasted or smelled. It is produced by the decay of naturally occurring ura-nium in soil and rocks. 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A18 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY BY ELLA NAYORenayor@Â” oridaweekly.comIf the idea of strolling along cobblestone streets, sipping espresso after a long lunch, shopping at stylish bou-tiques and gazing at centuries-old architecture appeals, then a getaway to northern Italy this new year awaits. And as far as planning goes, there is no time like the present. Although it is cooler this time of year in Northern Italy, the advantage of fewer tourists and virtually no waiting at museums, restau-rants and cultural landmarks outweighs the need for a jacket and an extra cup of coffee. Cities and regional areas in the north bustle with activity and life. The small-er cities and outlying regions are great places to enjoy the rich and expressive Italian culture. It is in these more inti-mate locales that a visitor can truly get a taste of Italian living. Verona, Vicenza and Parma are a trilogy of quaint Northern Italian cities and locales that are a must for those on a quest for culinary delights and fine wine. While heading to these destinations, donÂt forget to make stops along the way to take in the sights of sprawling vineyards cast against the snow-capped Dolomites mountain range. Fair VeronaYes, itÂs true: Verona is the mythical setting for ShakespeareÂs ill-fated love story ÂRomeo and Juliet.ÂŽ Visitors can see the balcony said to be JulietÂs. The 14th-century house is located off Via Capello. At the popular site there is no fee to see a bronze statue of Juliet. Visi-tors are encouraged to rub JulietÂs breast for good luck. Verona is a great way to get a flavor of the Italian cities without the crowds and expense of larger ones such as Rome. Historical sites and architecture help define the beauty of this ancient city. While there, stroll along the wind-ing streets to hip shops and boutiques. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of Vero-naÂs many fine restaurants and cafes. Linger over a local vineyardÂs red wine. Take time to pad through the Roman Arena built in the first century. It is con-sidered one of the largest arenas after the Roman Colosseum. It is now used as a venue for operas and other theatri-cal performances. A great place to dine and enjoy Â„ really enjoy a glass of good wine and indulge in the laid-back Italian culture Â„ is Antica Bottega del Vino. The business is a combination of a wine bar and caf. www.bottegavini.it/. VicenzaVicenza is located in the Veneto Province of northern Italy. The beautiful city nestled between medieval walls is often referred to as the Âcity of Pal-ladioÂŽ. Andrea PalladioÂs architecture can be seen in many of the buildings in Vicenza. The charming feel of the city and its people enchants visitors. Stroll through the large squares or piazzas and go to fine shops, restaurants and cafes. Discover grandiose cathedrals and architecture. Another plus: Vicenza is not a touristy spot, so visitors get a real taste of Northern Italian language and culture. Outdoor markets are a great way to find those special items as well as connect with the locals. To unwind and commune a bit with nature, check out Lake Fimon. A canopy of trees surrounds the lick of water and plants Â„ perfect for sitting and reflecting or taking a bike ride or run. ParmaIf fine cheese is calling your tongue, a side trip to Parma is a must-do while vis-iting Northern Italy. Parma is located in the Emilia-Romagna region, famous for it culinary art. Farms, rolling hills and serene countryside dot the landscape. Parma is known for its cheeses and pork products such as prosci utto or culatelli. It is in Parma where well-known Travel Channel personality Anthony Bour-daine visited the sophisticated restau-rant Antica Corte Pallavicina. The 2011 Michelin Guide Star restaurant is along the Po River and known for its refined and sublime dining. The food is sourced mostly from the restaurantÂs gardens. Aside from superb wines, cheeses and culatelli derived from white and black pigs, the menu offers an array of dishes and desserts to tantalize the most dis-criminating of palates. Tours of the res-taurant are available. In the cellar, par-migiano reggiano cheeses are prepared and stored. Honeycomb-shaped culatelli tied in sheepÂs bladders hang from the ceiling. Walking beneath the rafters of hams, you can spot Mr. BourdaineÂs culatelli that he prepared during a TV episode at the restaurant. Take the tour and learn about the process of prepar-ing the pork and cheese products. The fresh air skimming the Po River is said to enhance the flavors of the culatelli and cheese as they cure for months in the centuries-old cellar. Culatelli and parmigiano reggiano cheeses are avail-able for sale. Sample the culatelli at the restaurant but donÂt buy any to bring back Â„ pork is not allowed back in the U.S. The cheeses, however, and locally made balsamic vinegars, are permit-ted. To learn more about Antica Corte Pallavicina, go to www.anticacortepal-lavicinarelais.com. Q Northern Italy boasts rustic flavors and beauty ELLA NAYOR / FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Verona Arena (Arena di Verona), built in AD 30, is one of the best preserved ancient structures in the world. Today, it houses famous opera performances. Verona boasts wide streets dotted with restaurants and stylish boutiques, all with an old-world flair.The open marketplace in downtown Vicenza inside the medieval walls that define the city center. Rooms at the Antica Corte Pal-lavicina have been used to age culatelli for nearly 700 years. The soft breezes blowing over the Po river helps give the culatello, considered the king of cured pork, its distinc-tive flavor. TRAVEL
BUSINESS FLORIDA WEEKLY PALM BEACH COUNTY COMMERCE WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 A19 UF: Florida consumer confidence unchanged in December THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Consumer sentiment among Floridians was unchanged in December at 77, the same as the revised November reading, according to a new University of Florida survey. ÂMuch as we expected, the consumer sentiment index remained flat in December,ÂŽ says Chris McCarty, direc-tor of UFÂs Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Busi-ness Research. ÂIt is now apparent that the sharp drop in confidence in Octo-ber was largely a response to the U.S. government shutdown, and perhaps more importantly, the threat of the U.S. defaulting on its debt.ÂŽ According to the December survey, respondentsÂ overall view that they are better off financially than a year ago fell two points to 67, but their expectations for their financial situations a year from now rose six points, to 80. Confidence in the nationÂs economy over the coming year dropped two points to 74, while trust in its perfor-mance over the next five years was unchanged, at 76. Finally, respondentsÂ consensus over whether now is a good time to buy a big-ticket item such as a washing machine fell four points, to 88. Improving economic conditions could be contributing to FloridaÂs sustained consumer confidence, Mr. McCarty says. For example, the Gross Domestic Product, the most basic measure of the U.S. economy, was revised up for the third quarter to 4.13 percent, although three quarters of the growth was due to increased inventories. The economy is also adding jobs.The Florida unemployment rate declined again in November, down .3 percent to 6.4 percent, which is lower than the U.S. rate of 7 percent. An esti-mated 2,000 people who left the labor force permanently or stopped looking for work, however, made the Florida unemployment figure look better than it is, Mr. McCarty explains. ÂAs the recovery takes hold, we expect the unemployment rate to increase somewhat as some of these discouraged workers start looking for jobs again,ÂŽ he adds. The housing market is also improving, with the median price of a singlefamily home in Florida increasing $900 from October to November to $169,900 Â„ the first monthly increase since July. Prices are up 13.3 percent from the pre-vious year. However, residential values might not rise as much in 2014, Mr. McCarty cau-tions. ÂFor one thing, those in charge of federal programs that helped to sustain the recovery will use the good economic news as an opportunity to begin backing away from such support,ÂŽ he says. The Federal Reserve, for example, will reduce its purchase of treasuries and mortgage-backed securities, which will increase mortgage interest rates. In addition, the FHA plans to lower the cap it will cover for home loans from $729,750 to $625,500. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will raise guarantee fees to lenders, which will be passed on to borrowers. ÂAll of this adds up to additional expenses for buyers,ÂŽ Mr. McCarty says. ÂWhile housing price gains thus far are solid and not likely to decline, they will not be the same driver of the recovery as they have been.ÂŽ Holiday spending was weaker than last year. ÂThis is a combination of deep discounting by retailers and a very short holiday season compared to last year due to the lateness of Thanksgiving,ÂŽ Mr. McCarty says. ÂRetailersÂ attempts to capture an extra day by opening on Thanksgiving might have helped, but will not fully counteract the short sea-son.ÂŽ He expects consumers to be affected by the rhetoric from Washington sur-rounding the debt ceiling debate. While there is an agreement to fund the gov-ernment through 2015, there is not a deal yet to extend the debt ceiling beyond Feb. 7. About the surveyConducted Dec. 1-19, the UF study reflects the responses of 420 individu-als, representing a demographic cross-section of Florida. The index used by UF researchers is benchmarked to 1966, which means a value of 100 represents the same level of confidence for that year. The lowest index possible is a 2; the highest is 150. Details of the December survey can be found at www.bebr.ufl.edu/cci. Q
A20 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY PALM BEACH OUTLETS OPENING FEBRUARY 14, 2014at Northwood University Countess de Hoernle Student Life Center 2600 N. Military Trail, West Palm BeachThursday, January 9, 2014 from 10am to 7pmMore than 1,500 full and part time retails positions. Meet with brand name retailers. Bring your resume. FOR MORE INFORMATION, EMAIL: INFO @ PALMBEACHOUTLETS.COM Plan ahead for a successful filing of last yearÂ’s taxesMany think that tax planning for 2013 is not a possibility since the new year has begun. But that is far from the truth. Much work needs to be done in 2014 for accurate filing for 2013. Also, there are several tax-saving strategies that can be implemented in 2014 that will apply to 2013.Retirement accountsIf you havenÂt already funded your retirement account for 2013, do so by April 15. (A Keogh or a SEP or an indi-vidual 401(k) allow filing extensions to Oct. 15, 2014.) The deadline for contribu-tions to a traditional IRA, deductible or not, and to a Roth IRA is April 15, 2014. (For purposes of getting investment dol-lars to work sooner than later, you should not wait until the last day to legally fund; rather consider making 2014Âs contribu-tion as soon as possible in 2014.) To qualify for the full annual IRA deduction in 2013, you must either: not be eligible to participate in a company retirement plan, or if you are eligible, you must have adjusted gross income of $59,000 or less for singles, or $95,000 or less for married couples filing jointly. If you are not eligible for a company plan but your spouse is, your traditional IRA contribution is fully deductible as long as your combined gross income does not exceed $178,000. For 2013, the maximum IRA contribution you can make is $5,500 ($6,500 if you are age 50 or older by the end of the year). For self-employed per-sons, the maximum annual addition to SEPs and Keoghs for 2013 is $51,000. Remember, Roth contributions are not deductible, but all withdrawals from a Roth can be tax-free in retirement while withdrawals from a traditional IRA are fully taxable in retirement. In order to contribute to a Roth, your income as a single or married must be under certain threshold levels. (The tax-free status for Roth withdrawals is under current tax law Â„ as there have been rumblings that the tax-free aspect should be rescinded for the very wealthy Â„ so be aware. Roths might not remain sacrosanct.) For those newly self-employed who have not started a retirement plan, they can avail themselves of Keough and SEP plans for which contributions made in 2014 could apply to 2013. But to get a real bang for the buck, the self-employed need to consider the individual 401(k), which allows a very large amount of money to be put into a retirement plan and offers even larger amounts to those who are older and are in a catch-up mode. Estimated paymentsSecond, make sure to make your estimated payments. According to IRS rules, you must pay 100 percent of last yearÂs tax liability or 90 percent of this yearÂs tax or you will owe an underpayment penalty. If your adjusted gross income for 2012 was more than $150,000, you have to pay more than 110 percent of your 2012 tax liability to be protected from a 2013 underpayment penalty. If you make an estimated payment by Jan. 15, though, you can erase any penalty for the fourth quarter, but you still will owe a penalty for earlier quarters if you did not send in any estimated payments back then. (Check with an accountant about circumstances in which a windfall was received after Aug. 31, 2013.)Gather your papersStart to collect all the information that you will need to file your taxes. For some that means tabulating medical expenses, donations, sales tax paid on purchases throughout the year, etc. Figure out the home officeConsider taking a home office dedication if it applies. It has merits, but the downside is that it is often an IRS review trigger. It is a decision that you should make with a tax accountantÂs counsel. Account for the kidsMake sure you claim your child as a dependent and make sure that if you are divorced that only one parent is claim-ing the same child. There is a Âpersonal exemption of $3,900 for each dependent and the $1,000 child tax credit for each child younger than 17. The $1,000 child tax credit begins to phase out at $110,000 for married couples filing jointly and at $75,000 for heads of households. If there is a newly born child, make sure you get him or her a Social Security number.Consult with the prosConsider getting professional help sooner rather than later. Also, if your tax liability is large and complex, consider consulting with several tax professionals. Personal experience is that tax profes-sionals with exactly the same information will make differing recommendations as to how the tax is to be reported and dur-ing what period. This might suggest that some are wrong and others are right. However, it also suggests that the tax code is sufficiently complex, and within complexities there is sometimes room for differing interpretations or approaches. And for those still in the Christmas spirit of giving, consider making a gift of a tax professionalÂs time to family members or others; it might set them on a better path for their financial security and retirement planning. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of tax planning tasks, but rather to put tax planning on your radar screen as early as possible in 2014 and offer suggestions for minimizing taxes for historical 2013 and prospective 2014. You should consult with a tax expert as to specifics that apply to you and interpretations of an ever-changing and complex tax code. Q Â„ Jeannette Showalter, CFA, is a commodities broker with Worldwide Futures Systems. Find her on Facebook at Jeannette Showalter, CFA. a e I ( e s S jeannette SHOWALTER CFA showalter@ww fsyst ems.com MONEY & INVESTING
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N ow Leasing Restaurant Retail O ffice and M arina Jupi Jupi Jupi Jupi Jup Jupi Jupi Jupi Jup up Jup p Ju u ter ter ter ter ter ter ter ter ter Beac Beac Beac Beac Beac Beac Beac Beac Beac B c h at h at h at h at h at h at h at h a h h at a h a Har Har Har Har Har Har Ha Har Har Har Ha H bour bour bour bour bour bour bour bour ur ur our bour our side side side side side side side side e e s Pla Pla Pla Pla Pla Pla Pla Pla Pla ce ce ce ce ce ce ce e ce e BY LAND. BY SEA. BY DESIGN. JupiterÂs 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 Crystal Shlifer, Derek Gwattney, Laura Kunz and Michelle Jones Chris Savery, Tim Reever, Russ Morley, Sarah Sacks, Ilan Kaufer, Noel Martinez and John Rivers Betsy Heartfield, Frederick Spresciti and Dr. Joan Collins Sally Byrd, Noel Martinez, Meredith Petcoff Dr. Rohit Dandiya with Sarah Sacks Lumiere Detox Center opening, Jupiter
Grand Opening Fall Waterfront Dining, Entertainment More estined to be the only collection of award-winning restaurants, retailers and entertainment along South FloridaÂs Intracoastal Waterway, Harbourside Place will quickly become the regionÂs 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 JupiterÂs 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 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 BUSINESS A23 ÂLikeÂŽ us on Facebook.com/FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com.Geoff Solomon, Deborah Tamburino and Kat Rennick Taylor Glenn, Amanda Aleman and Josh Katz Kevin Venekamp, Sarah Sacks, Joe Bryan and Lisa Clark Meredith Petcoff, Ilan Kaufer, Amanda Aleman, Sara Sacks, William Manuel and Eric Inge Stephanie Mathews, Tracy Dutch and Amber Landfield Wynne Stallings, Sarah Sacks, Earl Wright and Lisa Lakritz
A24 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYNETWORKING Nova Southeastern University Law School PBC alumni holiday party at Gunster Law, West PalmÂLikeÂŽ us on Facebook.com /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com.Elena Langan, Patricia Propheter and Elena Minicucci Eunice Baros, Kathy Metzger, NSU Chapter President Donna Greenspan Solomon, Elena Langan and Elena Minicucci Donna McMillan and Jane Woodfield Morin Amy Snyder, Brian Balaguera, Pam Balaguera, Andrew Sando, Matt Shafran and Aaron Stadler Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Lucy Brown and Terry Brown Jim Baros and Eunice Baros Carl Domino, Peter Grable and Matt Grable Eunice BarosPalm Beach County Circuit Court Judges Ste-phen Rapp and John Kastrenakes Liz Herman and Ron Herman Jane Sullivan, Jim Baros and Pam Balaguera COURTESY PHOTOS
A GUIDE TO THE REAL ESTATE INDUSTRYREAL ESTATE www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 A25 FLORIDA WEEKLY SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYThe Ritz Carlton Residences, Singer Island, is the essence of luxury and sophistication. The Ritz has unparalleled service and attention to detail with an amenity-rich lifestyle. Residence 1603A was designed for the sophisticated buyer who will accept nothing but the best. The interior was created by Charles Allem, principal of Miami-based CAD International with avant-garde refinement and chic sophistication. For this former model, Mr. Allem chose colors of taupe and grays that reflect the hues of beach sand, while metal-lic accents add flair. Metallic wall coverings interact with natural light. Architectural detailing adds to the contemporary look and increases the symmetrical feel. Custom fur-nishings blend top-quality materials to give the spaces a chic feel. Groupings maximize views and offer com-fort as well as sophisticated beauty. The unit offers more than 4,500 total square feet that include three ample bedrooms, separate ocean-front study/library, den, kitchen with a blend of har-monious surfaces and state-of-the-art appliances. Situated on 8.8 acres along the Palm Beach coastline, The Ritz Carlton Residences are a private oasis in a building that rises 27 stories and offers panoramic ocean views. The building offers five-star living, from housekeeping and valet services to gourmet dining and dedicated concierge. The Ritz Carlton Residences are just minutes away from Palm BeachÂs finest dining, entertainment and shopping. The Walker Real Estate Group specializes in selling and leasing at The Ritz-Carlton Residences. Unit is offered at $3,499,000. For information on this prop-erty and others at the Ritz Carlton Residences, Singer Island, Palm Beach, contact Jeannie Walker at 561-889-6734 or e-mail Info@WalkerRealEstateGroup.com. Q Elegant living, with a view keeping and valet services to
A26 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY 888.684.4375 | LangRealty.com Connect on Google Plus facebook.com/langrealty twitter.com/langrealty blog.langrealty.com youtube.com/langrealtytv Palm Beach Gardens 6271 PGA Blvd. Suite 200 | Palm Beach Gardens | Florida 33418 Jupiter 601 Heritage Dr. Suite 152 | Jupiter | Florida 33458 All reports published December 2013 based on data available at the end of November 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 reflect all real estate activities.Current Inventory in Units2013 YTDColdwell Banker 771 Illustrated Properties 684 Corcoran 314 929 Keyes 455 Fite Shavell 153 Premier Estate Properties 125 SothebyÂs International 66 Nestler Poletto SothebyÂs 65 #1in Total Listingsfor Palm Beach County heather PURUCKER BRETZLAFF A changing market makes broker collaboration a mustLast week I met with a friend and client of mine who has been considering listing her home for more than a year. I check in with her on a regular basis, providing updates on the market. Her lifestyle has changed and she wants to downsize, but each time she envisions moving from her five-acre estate into a smaller home and community, she becomes hesitant. She has not been con-vinced that this would be the right move for her familyÂƒ until last week. We were at an event together and my friend, Amy, began talking about selling her home again. She confided in me that she wasnÂt quite ready for the change in lifestyle previously, as her family had just gone through some difficult times. She did not want to move the children from the home they grew up in with the potential of changing schools. I was pleased to hear she was now ready to make a decision. As we continued talking, she said that she had been watching the Internet in addition to the updates I was sending her. Amy is very particular and nothing appealed to her. Her home is in perfect condition. She lives on five acres of land with room for everyone. Her three chil-dren each have their own suites in addi-tion to a family game room complete with arcade games, table tennis and a pool table. There is also a media room to enjoy movies with friends or family. The backyard boasts an outdoor pool that is at least 40 by 60 feet, two waterslides, sev-eral outdoor seat-ing areas with two fire pits, a working fireplace, five tele-visions and an out-door kitchen that is equipped like an indoor kitchen. The front of the home has basketball and tennis courts and another smaller pool area. There is a putting green next to the pool and the four-car garage holds three cars and additional space for all the other toys. As much fun as this sounds (and it is!) the novelty has worn off as the chil-dren have become older and involved in their own activities outside the home. So instead of having all of this at her home, she has decided to move to a community that offers several amenities without the upkeep and maintenance of a large property. Amy has now committed to sell her home as soon as we find a new one that fits her criteria. This seems very easy, right? We have focused on the com-munity of Mirasol. It fits her lifestyle now as well as her familyÂs. The country club community offers a fitness center, sports complex, spa, resort style com-munity pool, tennis, multiple dining options, social activities and her fam-ilyÂs new love, golf. W ithin the Mirasol Country Club, there are a variety of homes and beautiful properties to select. The only missing piece in this picture is the home she is interested in. The design Amy and her family like and the features she likes in a property do not currently exist on the market. There are 53 homes currently for sale in Mirasol. That is approximately 5 per-cent of the community. In a normal mar-ket, there is typically 10 percent of the community for sale at any given time. Fifty-three homes may sound like there are many available. But based on AmyÂs criteria, only two of them fit her needs. Unfortunately, the proximity to the club is not what she is looking for, so I have to broaden my search for her. Since the market has changed so quickly, the brokers are now relying on one another to help sell homes. We are in constant communication regarding properties that are coming on the market or sellers that may be inter-ested in selling to the right buyer. We are working more and more on proper-ties that fit our buyerÂs needs but may not necessarily be listed in the realtor database called the multiple listing ser-vice. If we have a buyer that has a par-ticular need, we cannot wait until the home hits the MLS system and becomes public information. We start to rely on our connections. The next morning, after Amy and I talked, I sent a text to about 15 other brokers whom I would consider in my Ânetwork.ÂŽ Brokers that I do business with on a regular basis and others that I know have connections in the area. I also contacted two owners who have told me they would consider selling their home in the past. Another day went by and I had two calls from other brokers. One of the current homeowners called me as well. I was excited. We went from noth-ing available to three possibilities in two days. We viewed two of the three homes yesterday and are seeing the third this weekend. I am confident that one of these homes will work for Amy as long as the pricing is realistic and the owners are ready to sell. I see this trend continuing, as inventory remains tight. There will most likely be many transactions completed without being in the multiple listing system. If you are involved in this type of sale, make sure the details of the transaction are clear to all involved prior to viewing the property. This will help make the sale a smooth transition and successful for all involved. Q Â„ Heather Purucker Bretzlaff is a Realtor with the Corcoran Group in Palm Beach. She can be reached at 7226136.
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Waterfront luxury in Manalapan A28 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY ,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 EvergreneÂs 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 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 3698 Bahama Rd Palm Beach GardensOne story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath CBS home. Great outdoor space inclusive of a screened in patio leading to the fenced backyard. Asking $167,000 Call Dawn at 561.876.8135 to view this home For SaleNew Listing Happy New Year!For Sale NEED TO SELL YOUR HOME IN THE NEXT 90 DAYS? CONSIDERING A SHORT SALE? HAVE YOU LISTED BEFORE AND YOUR HOME DID NOT SELL? Dan and Dawn Malloy, your Trusted Real Estate Advisors, are here to guide you through the entire home selling process. CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION! SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY This luxurious six-bedroom estate occupies a waterfront location on exclusive Point ManalapanÂs Manatee Cove. Beautiful architectural details include high ceilings and a dramatic two-story foyer entry, formal dining and living rooms, very large family/media room with sunken wet bar and wood burning marble fireplace with Travertine floors throughout living area. The home size and layout are perfect for entertaining. The large gourmet kitchen has an island, extensive cabinetry and pantry. The luxurious oversized master bedroom suite has a wet bar and a large balcony overlooking Manatee Cove. A huge screened sunroom enclosure with wide water view overlooks a large pool, spa and deck adjacent to new dock/boat lift with desirable eastern exposure. The large two-car garage has a generous storage area. High-tech total security and airconditioning systems. Automatically controlled Gardian QuietSource 45K standby generator with below-ground installation on a 1,000-gallon propane tank. The entire roof has been upgraded with the new Monier Lifetile. Residents of Manalapan enjoy gratis beach club membership with resort amenities. The estate is listed by Fite Shavell & Associates at $2,295,000. The agents are Jack Elkins, 561-373-2198, firstname.lastname@example.org and Bunny Hiatt, 561.818.6044, email@example.com. Q COURTESY PHOTOS House of the Week
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A30 REAL ESTATE WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY PALM BEACH BROKERAGE340 Royal Poinciana Way Suite 337 | Palm Beach, FL 33480 | sothebyshomes.com/palmbeach | 561.659.3555 SothebyÂs International Realty and the SothebyÂs International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Operated by SothebyÂs International Realty, Inc. LEGENDARY SERVICE Exceptional market insight. Expert guidance. Tailored to every client. SAILFISH POINT | $4,960,000 | WEB: 0076035Cam Kirkwood | 561.714.6589IBIS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB | $2,195,000 | WEB: 0076183Patricia Mahaney, 561.352.1066 | JB Edwards, 561.370.4141 CHATEAU RIVIERE | $4,795,000 | WEB: 0075996Doc Ellingson | 772.229.2929CASA ASILO | $1,395,000 | WEB: 0076060Doc Ellingson | 772.229.2929 OCEANFRONT LIVING | $3,200,000 | WEB: 0075309Crissy Poorman | 404.307.3315RANCH COLONY ESTATE | $1,034,000 | WEB: 0075981Doc Ellingson | 772.229.2929 The benefits of making your house move-in ready For many buyers, a home that is in move-in condition is attractive. The reasons can be different. Some buyers do not have the time, while others, who are moving in from another state, do not have the contacts with the trades and professionals they might need to accom-plish repairs or improvements. If you make the repairs up-front, as opposed to waiting until they become an issue after the inspection, you will be ahead of the game in attracting the broadest array of buyers and, at the same time, forego some of the headache of negotiating the repairs in the price. If you do not make repairs, you will eliminate some buyers who exclude your house from their con-sideration because they do not want to deal with the undertaking of making the repairs. The move itself often is as much of an inconvenience as some buyers will accept. Moreover, by making the improvements you can eliminate the gray area as to the cost and extent of the repairs needed, and control the cost. Most buy-ers will anticipate a worst-case scenar-io when estimating repair costs. Some buyers will also ask that the cost be deducted from the contract or agreed upon sales price for the house. Sophis-ticated buyers may even weigh the cost of proposed improvements against the home's market value after the repairs or upgrades are completed, when deciding whether to make an offer. If the buyer sÂ estimated cost for making a repair or upgrade will not result in a return on the investment in your house, the buyer will likely forego making any offer. Similarly, you should consider making repairs to the house before you put it on the market. Tour other comparable homes when you see open houses. Note the con-dition and amenities in those houses. Compare those houses to yours Â„ a potential buyer will. If most of the comparable houses on the market have a specific feature or upgrade that your home is lacking, you may want to weigh the cost of the change against the potential benefit of drawing more offers and a higher purchase price. Your real estate professional is a good source for input on the value of the upgrade you are considering and its potential effect on the ultimate price you receive and the length of time your house is on the market. When buyers see items in disrepair this may prompt them to question wheth-er the house has generally been kept in good repair or cause them to worry about what else in the house has been neglect-ed. For example, I witnessed the effect of not making a relatively simple and cost-effective repair had on a couple of well qualified buyers in their assessment of an otherwise well maintained house. A storm damaged a gutter and it was left drooping. The seller did not bother to repair it thinking that there would merely be a slight adjustment reflected in the purchase price. The first couple, Bob and Sue, noticed the drooping g utter and assumed the house was damaged by the last hurricane, had never been repaired, and likely had water damage. The other couple, Charles and Harriet, noticed the same drooping g utter and were certain the house was not properly constructed. Both couples excluded the house from any consideration because of the bad impression created by the drooping gut-ter. Later, when the seller received this feedback he chose a qualified inspector and gutt er repairman. They determined that there was no water damage to the house. The inspection and repair cost the seller $280. However, the seller lost not only the opportunity to sell to two qualified buyers, the seller also lost valu-able time in terms of days the house was on the market before it sold. Once the repair of the droopy g utter w as made, the house quickly sold and commanded top dollar. When the ultimate buyer per-formed her own inspection, nothing was discovered to be in need of repair. The inspection contingency was immediately removed and the house closed promptly thereafter. Buyers usually do comparison shopping when looking to pur-chase a home. Making the repairs up front, before the house is put on the market, is usually the best strategy. Needed repairs will be recog-nized and will be reflected by lack of interest or a reduced sales price. Often simple inexpensive repairs, such as repairing holes and cracks in walls and ceilings, fixing broken appliances, cleaning HVAC systems, repairing leaky faucets, replacing worn carpet, repainting with neu-tral colors, changing a dated light fixture, or even repairing a damaged g utter, will streamline reaching your goal of selling your house for the best price with fewer dis-tractions and issues with which to deal. In my experience of selling homes in upscale developments and country club communities in Florida and New York for more than 20 years, I have found the merits of making certain repairs or improvements a worthwhile strategy. Q Â„ Linda Bright is a real estate professional with Mirasol Realty Operated by Fite Shavell & Associates, lbright@ mirasolrealty.com. She can be reached at 629-4995. u w e u i l linda BRIGHT
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 REAL ESTATE A31 Existing-home sales decline but price gains continueExisting-home sales fell in November, although median prices continue to show strong year-over-year growth, according to the National Association of Realtors. Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include sin-gle-family homes, townhomes, condomini-ums and co-ops, dropped 4.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.9 million in November from 5.12 million in October, and are 1.2 percent below the 4.96 million-unit pace in November 2012. This is the first time in 29 months that sales were below year-ago levels. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the market is being squeezed. ÂHome sales are hurt by higher mortgage interest rates, constrained inventory and continuing tight credit,ÂŽ he said. ÂThere is a pent-up demand for both rental and owner-occupied housing as household formation will inevitably burst out, but the bottleneck is in limited housing supply, due to the slow recovery in new home construction. As such, rents are rising at the fastest pace in five years, while annual home prices are rising at the highest rate in eight years.ÂŽ The national median existing-home price for all housing types was $196,300 in November, up 9.4 percent from November 2012. Distressed homes Â„ foreclosures and short sales Â„ accounted for 14 percent of November sales, unchanged from Octo-ber; they were 22 percent in November 2012. A smaller share of distressed sales is contributing to price growth. In the South, existing-home sales declined 2.4 percent to an annual level of 2.01 million in November, but are 1.0 per-cent above November 2012. The median price in the South was $168,700, up 7.7 percent from a year ago. Nine percent of November sales were foreclosures, and 5 percent were short sales. Foreclosures sold for an average discount of 17 percent below market value in November, while short sales were dis-counted 13 percent. Total housing inventory at the end of November declined 0.9 percent to 2.09 million existing homes available for sale, which represents a 5.1-month supply at the current sales pace, compared with 4.9 months in October. Unsold inventory is 5.0 percent above a year ago, when there was a 4.8-month supply. The median time on market for all homes was 56 days in November, up from 54 days in October, but well below the 70 days on market in November 2012. Short sales were on the market for a median of 120 days, while foreclosures typically sold in 59 days, and non-distressed homes took 55 days. Thirty-five percent of homes sold in November were on the market for less than a month. According to Freddie Mac, the national average commitment rate for a 30-year, conventional, fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.26 percent in November from 4.19 per-cent in October; the rate was 3.35 percent in November 2012. Q
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTA GUIDE TO THE ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SCENE WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 FLORIDA WEEKLY B1 Things to Do Palm Beach Dramawork extends its run of Â“The Lion in Winter.Â” B5-7 XUsing our noodlesThe Dish tries the noodle salad at the newly reopened Vietnamese Express. B15 X Sandy Days, Salty NightsItÂ’s good to start the New Year off with a few love resolutions. B2 X IN S IDE SocietySee who was out and about in Palm Beach County. B8-9, 13-14 X Simply STOKES Brian Stokes Mit chellÂs performances have been about big scale and big budgets. Witness his Broadway triumphs in such shows as ÂMan of La Mancha,ÂŽ ÂKiss Me KateÂŽ and ÂRagtime,ÂŽ and a television career that includes a sev-en-year run on ÂTrapper John M.D.ÂŽ But for his latest recording, ÂSimply Broadway,ÂŽ also the title of a ben-efit show he will perform Jan. 5 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, the singer, who goes by ÂStokes,ÂŽ has scaled things back to just piano and voice. ÂI love that. I love the purity of that,ÂŽ he said by phone. ÂIt was inspired by an album by Tony Ben-nett and Bill Evans in 1975. What I love about it is that without the crash of the cymbals and the bang of the timpani, I got deeper into the song than I would have with an orchestra.ÂŽ And what songs they are, too, representing nearly a century ofBroadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell talks about his latest recording and a benefit concert he will perform at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre BY SCOTT SIMMONSssimmons@floridaweekly.com Over the past year, Gregg Allman has been an active presence on the music scene. He took his solo band out for tours in the winter and fall of 2013 and is doing a few shows to start 2014. With his long-time group, the Allman Brothers Band, meanwhile, he did the annual threeweek run of shows at the Beacon Theatre in New York City in March 2013 and the group did a short tour late last summer. He makes a stop Jan. 4 at the Kravis Center.This sort of tour schedule wouldnÂt be that notable, except that itÂs a sign that Mr. Allman is back healthy after a long and at times dif-ficult recovery from a liver transplant in June 2010. Â(They) called me and I was down there in two hours, bip-bop,ÂŽ Mr. Allman said of his surgery in a recent phone interview. ÂThe damn thing (the liver) didnÂt have a chance to get cold. Anyway, and I had complicationsAllman learns to survive and thrive BY ALAN SCULLEYSpecial to Florida WeeklyCOURTESY PHOTO Gregg Allman plays the Kravis Center on Jan. 4. SEE MITCHELL, B4 X SEE ALLMAN, B4 XCOURTESY PHOTO
B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY JOIN US JANU ARY 25, 2014 T O RACE FOR THE CURE. Your participation makes a dierence by funding life-saving breast cancerscreenings and treatments. Sign up today! And for more information aboutbreast health services, contact us. komensouthÂ”orida.org/race Â€ 1-888-470-6374 We live here. We race here. We save lives here. SANDY DAYS, SALTY NIGHTSLove resolutions for 2014At last, 2014. I tÂs finally time to put away the romantic missteps of the past 12 months and turn our eager faces to the bright prospects of the New Year. What better way to start than with a list of love resolutions, and who bet-ter to provide them than international speaker and bestselling author Hellen Chen. Unlike many resolutions, Ms. ChenÂs romantic advice will still be relevant long after the champagne buzz wears off. Here they are, and may we all be blessed with much love in 2014. Q In my relationships, I will focus on giving Â„ Accounting has no place in love. Too often in our relationships, Ms. Chen says, we focus our energy on keeping a mental tally on who gave more (and how much), when weÂd do better dedicating our efforts to our own generosity. ÂThe person who gives abundantly is always the one who is happier,ÂŽ she says. And this doesnÂt mean gifts. A willingness to give might come in the form of affection, or listening, or simply being present during difficult times. ÂIf you think you have given enough,ÂŽ Ms. Chen says, Âgive more.ÂŽ Q I will express my appreciation to my partner daily Â„ Appreciation, says Ms. Chen, is the key to a successful relationship. She encourages us to com-pliment our partners often and to treat each day as if it were ValentineÂs Day. To this end, she suggests we think of our relationships as a beautiful garden. ÂWould you like the plants to grow healthily?ÂŽ she asks. ÂOr would you like the garden to be littered with trash?ÂŽ Harsh remarks are like rubbish. Kind words are like fertilizer, fresh air and water. Before we start a fight with our partners, we should consider how we want our garden to thrive. Q I will make a com-mitment to self-improve-ment Â„ Ms. Chen recommends tak-ing classes, reading books, traveling Â„ anything to expand our minds and bet-ter our characters. When we are more confident, more learned, more skilled, our partners enjoy us more. ÂDonÂt ask for your partner to change or impr ove,ÂŽ she says. ÂDo it yourself first. Set a good example, and your part-ner will follow.ÂŽ Q I will increase my energy level Â„ According to Ms. Chen, simple fatigue is a major reason couples quarrel. Flirting and being sweet take energy Â„ as do other expressions of passion. By committing to healthy efforts that increase our energy levels, we make a step in the direction of better relationships. This means tak-ing time for naps and stress-relieving walks, eating good-for-us food and rest-ing when we need it. Q I will remember that a happy relationship is a marathon Â„ Lastly, Ms. Chen reminds us that loving another person is a skill. ÂYou can learn this ability and practice until you get better and better,ÂŽ she says. ÂTreat this journey as a mara-thon.ÂŽ As long as we are committed to learning from our mistakes and paying attention to the love lessons along the way, we can continue to improve our relationships. After all, love is best when weÂre in it for the long haul. Q M t s r p e artis HENDERSONsandydays@floridaweekly.com
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 B3 On display November 23, 2013 to January 10, 2014Esther B. OÂKeeffe 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 fourarts.org. CONTRACT BRIDGEWhere thereÂ’s life, thereÂ’s hope BY STEVE BECKERAssume you Âre in four spades and West leads a low heart. East collects two heart tricks and shifts to the jack of diamonds. How would you play the hand? The outlook is not good. It seems certain that youÂll lose a diamond and a club and go down one. Of course, you might get lucky and catch the doubleton Q-J of clubs, but the 7 per-cent chance of this occurring doesnÂt cheer you up much. But when you consider the matter further, a brighter prospect emerges. You might be able to make the con-tract via an elimination play. So you win the diamond return with the king, draw three rounds of trumps and cash the A-K of clubs. After the trumps and clubs both turn out to be divided 3-2, your chanc-es of making four spades improve significantly. You next cash the ace of diamonds, and then, with fingers crossed, you exit from dummy with a club. When East wins the trick with the queen, which is what you were hoping for, the contract becomes a virtual cer-tainty. Assuming East started with five hearts for his overcall, he now has noth-ing but hearts left in his hand. When he returns one, you discard a diamond from one hand and ruff in the other to make four spades. The hand illustrates how a declarer can sometimes salvage what appears to be a hopeless contract. The key to success in such situations is to try to picture an opposing distribution that would allow you to get home safely. More often than not, your hopes will go unrewarded, but occasionally the out-come will be a happy one. Q
B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYfrom it. T hatÂs where the hell (happened). ThatÂs why it took three years for me to feel good again. Man, thatÂs a long time to wait and have pain and no energy. You just canÂt hardly get out of bed. They shoot so many damn drugs in you, they had me whacked out on narcotics.ÂŽ Mr. Allman, 65, needed the liver after being diagnosed in 2007 with Hepatitis C. Many years of drug and alcohol abuse had ravaged his liver to the point that a transplant was the only way to save his life. ÂI was getting to be a real sick puppy, I really was, because I had cirrhosis. I had Hep C, and I had cancer,ÂŽ Mr. All-man said. ÂAnd that is the only way I got on the liver list. I mean, IÂd be dying about right now. They told me I had about three and a half years left, and they would have been real sick and real painful.ÂŽ HeÂs also been clean and sober for 19 years and even quit smoking a few years ago. His improved health and stamina is showing up, not only in Mr. AllmanÂs busier tour schedule, but in a greater level of activity on the creative front. HeÂs been busy working with filmmakers Randall Miller and Jody Savin, who are turning Mr. AllmanÂs 2012 auto-biography, ÂMy Cross To Bear,ÂŽ into a movie. ÂTheyÂre still working on the screenplay. Casting will be the next thing,ÂŽ Mr. Allman said. The story of Mr. AllmanÂs life and the Allman Brothers Band is certainly one of rockÂs all-time great sagas, filled with tremendous success, major trage-dy, breakups and reunions and a catalog album that has had a profound influence on rock music. Formed in 1969 in Jacksonville, the groupÂs first four albums Â„ ÂThe All-man Brothers BandÂŽ (1969), ÂIdlewild SouthÂŽ (1970), ÂAt Fillmore EastÂŽ (1971) and ÂEat A PeachÂŽ (1972) Â„ essentially invented the Southern rock form, mixing together rock and blues with hints of country and jazz into a signature sound that survives to this day. But the vibrant beginning for the original band was marred by tragedy, as Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley died in eerily similar motorcycle acci-dents about a year apart, in October 1971 and November 1972 respectively. The group overcame those tragedies and stayed together until a split in 1982, but reformed in 1989. The Allman Brothers Band has been together ever since, albeit with a few changes Â„ the most notable being a split with guitarist Dickey Betts in 2000. TodayÂs lineup includes singer/keyboardist Mr. Allman, guitarist Derek Trucks, guitarist Warren Haynes, bass-ist Oteil Burbridge, drummers Butch Trucks and Jay Johanny ÂJaimoeÂŽ Johan-son and percussionist Marc Quinones. In addition to the autobiography and movie, Mr. Allman has been picking up the pace with his music as well. In 2011, he released his sixth solo studio album, ÂLow Country Blues.ÂŽ A tribute to the blues artists who have influenced him throughout his career, it featured covers of 11 songs by art-ists such as Muddy Waters, B.B. King, ÂSleepyÂŽ John Estes and Skip James, plus an original song, ÂJust Anonther Rider,ÂŽ which was written by Allman and Haynes. Mr. Allman also has his sights set on an album of all-original material that he promises will be worth waiting for. ÂThe title will be ÂAll Compositions ByÂƒÂ IÂm working on it,ÂŽ Mr. Allman said. ÂThatÂs going to be my crowning glory because that is at the top of my bucket list, ÂAll Compositions ByÂƒ,Â and then it will simply have my name.ÂŽ For now, Mr. Allman is excited to be out on tour with his solo band. Along with solo material, the show figures to include a few Allman Brothers Band songs and possibly covers. ÂWe do some of all of it, man,ÂŽ Mr. Allman said. ÂThe good thing youÂve got to remember when youÂre making out a set list is certain songs bring people back. You heard a song and it takes you right back to a certain moment in your life. So you want the songs to be very recognizable, but also you want them to be different every night. Achieving that is not the simplest thing in the world, but itÂs do-able.ÂŽ Q ALLMANFrom page 1 MITCHELLFrom page 1 >>What: Gregg Allman >>When: 8 p.m. Jan. 4 >>Where: The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach>>Cost: $25 and up >>Info: 832-7469 or Kravis.org in the know Broadway, from ÂPorgy and BessÂŽ to ÂLes Miserables.ÂŽ ÂThe great thing about doing an album like this Â„ and I produced it myself Â„ the album is exactly what I wanted it to be. ItÂs very carefully thought out. I was like an artist with a canvas, only my canvas was sonic,ÂŽ he said. Mr. Mitchell, who worked with pianist Tedd Firth, recorded about 25 songs; he chose a dozen for the album. ÂThe album has a very purposeful beginning, middle and end,ÂŽ he said. He continued.ÂThe full gestalt of the album that I chose has a very definite feeling and vibe to it. Each song forms a different function and has something that IÂm trying to say and communicate,ÂŽ he said. ItÂs simple, but says a lot with a little, he said, mentioning his love of haiku. ÂIn three lines, 17 words, you get a whole universe,ÂŽ he said. The same could be said for singing a concert versus performing a show. In ÂSimply Broadway,ÂŽ which Mr. Mitchell will perform at the Maltz with Mr. Firth, he gets to inhabit a variety of characters. ThereÂs Tevya, from ÂFiddler on the Roof.ÂŽ ÂI love Tevya Â„ that everyman quality. He is this everyman who is arguing with God and questioning God all the time,ÂŽ he said. He also sings ÂThe Impossible Dream,ÂŽ from ÂMan of La Mancha.ÂŽ ÂI get to do Don Quixote, too. HeÂs one of my favorite characters IÂve ever played because of his optimistic way of looking at the world. I really love all of the characters,ÂŽ he said. Rodgers & Hammerstein always tried to teach a lesson about hope and toler-ance, too, especially in shows such as ÂSouth Pacific.ÂŽ ÂI do ÂSome Enchanted EveningÂ because it connects with the audience,ÂŽ he said. Performing music from all those shows and inhabiting all those charac-ters gives Mr. Mitchell an opportunity to perform an enchanted evening of his own. ÂEvery concert is different, unlike a Broadway show,ÂŽ he said. ÂI can say I donÂt want to do that song. I can change the order or change my inter-pretation. ItÂs always very, very differ-ent.ÂŽ Of course, that places the burden of carrying the show on him. ÂI say itÂs like working without a net because if something goes horribly ter-ribly wrong, itÂs my fault,ÂŽ he said. ÂIÂm the one to blame and the one who gets the credit. The focus is on me because IÂm the one who designed the show and how itÂs going to be.ÂŽ ThereÂs a lot of pressure, he said, adding, ÂIÂve done the show enough times now to know it works like gang-busters. My job is easy and itÂs fun to do the show.ÂŽ Another facet of the show that makes it easy for Mr. Mitchell to perform: it is a benefit for The Actors Fund, which has served as a lifeline for workers in the performing arts and provides social services to about 13,500 theater profes-sionals each year. Mr. Mitchell signed on as chairman of the organization in 2004. ÂThey asked me to join the board about 16 years ago and I said yes. IÂve had a huge career that has been a huge blessing. I have made my living since I was 16 years old,ÂŽ he said. Mr. Mitchell, 56, considers himself fortunate onand off-stage; he and his wife, Allyson Tucker, have a 10-year-old son, Ellington. ÂWhen the universe has been that good to you and youÂve been asked to give back, you should say yes,ÂŽ he said. He initially was concerned that he might not have time to contribute much. ÂHere I am 10 years later now. The way they help people is amazing. Joe Benincasa, who is the president, is an amazing human being. HeÂs thoughtful; youÂd think heÂs put here on the planet to help people.ÂŽ ItÂs not just for actors.ÂItÂs for anyone whoÂs made their living through show business, in times of need or crisis or transitions,ÂŽ he said. Casts of theaters on Broadway and across the country frequently give an extra performance in which they donate all proceeds to The Actors Fund. ÂI almost always get thanked after a show,ÂŽ he said, adding ÂOur home was just named as one of the top assisted living homes in the country.ÂŽ Eighty-seven cents of each dollar raised goes directly to services, he said. That adds yet another facet to the show. ÂThe joy of it is I get to play Tevya, I get to play Billy Bigelow, Georges Seurat,ÂŽ he said. ÂAll put together as a whole, they form a bigger picture.ÂŽ And with this show, itÂs a picture that helps others. Q >>What: Brian Stokes Mitchell with Tedd Firth >>When: 8 p.m. Jan. 5 >>Where: Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter>>Cost: $50 and up >>Info: 575-2223 or jupitertheatre.org in the know COURTESY PHOTO Brian Stokes Mitchell says he enjoys the range of characters he gets to portray in such solo shows as his Â“Simply Broadway.Â” COURTESY PHOTO Greg Allman survived a liver transplant.
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 B5 presentsproudly sponsored by pr esen ts THE DONALD M. EPHRAIM PALM BEACH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL JANUARY 16-26, 2014 FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO YOU THE BEST IN JEWISH FILM!A story of love between barriers and life in the shadows. An aspiring Palestinian graduate student and a Jewish lawyer fall in love. This is a gripping drama pulsing with urgency and longing that morphs smoothly into a lean thriller. Winner of Best Feature Film, Haifa International Film Festival. With subtitles.January 20, 7:30 pm Cobb Theaters, Palm Beach GardensJanuary 21, 7:00 pm Frank Theaters, Delray Beach Best-selling author Joshua Foer wondered what would happen if contemporary architects and designers were challenged to visualize and construct twelve radical sukkah. And so was born the 2010 design competition and exhibition known as Sukkah City. Follow the competition from submissions through to exhibition in NYCÂs Union Square. Special guest Director Jason Hutt January 21, 4:45 pm Cobb Theaters, Palm Beach Gardens January 20, 3:30 pm Frank Theaters, Delray Beach OUT IN THE DARKSUKKAH CITYFor more Â“lm descriptions, photos and trailers, & Â“lm schedule visit www.pbjff.org Order a Reel Pass and get early entry to all festival Â“lms! Advanced ordering guarantees your seat!Order online www.PBJFF.org or by phone 1-877-318-0071A French coming of age tale brimming with laughter, and 1970Âs nostalgia. Claude, an Algerian Jew, and his family take their summer vacation in his wifeÂs hometown, where no one has ever met a Jew before. This charming Â“lm is based on the directorÂs childhood. With subtitles.January 19, 2:00 pm Cobb Theaters, Palm Beach Gardens January 26, 11:00 am Frank Theaters, Delray Beach MY BEST HOLIDAYS WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO Thursday, Jan. 2 Q Art After Dark Â— 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Features Jason Page, who ÂpaintsÂŽ with light, will create light-painting portraits for guests; Deborah Paiva performs jazz and swing and a Modern Masters tour will be held at 6:30 p.m. Half-price admis-sion, free for age 12 and younger. Info: 832-5196; Norton.org. QClematis by Night Â— 6-9 p.m. Thursdays in Centennial Square, West Palm Beach. Eclipse, a band from Jupi-ter, performs. Info: clematisbynight.net.QJay Z Â— Jan. 2, BB&T Center (formerly BankAtlantic Center), 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise. 800-745-3000; www.thebbtcenter.com Friday, Jan. 3 QFood Truck Pow Wow Â— 5-9 p.m. Jan. 3, Constitution Park, 399 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. Includes live music; admission is free. Info: tequesta.orgQWest Palm Beach Antiques Festival Â— Hundreds of dealers in antiques, collectibles and decorative items noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 4, and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 5, at the South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach. Tickets: $8 adults, $7 seniors, free for younger than 16. Two-day admission: $12. A $25 early buyer ticket allows admission from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, before doors open to the public. Discount coupon online at wpbaf.com. Information: 941-697-7475. QAn Evening With Neil Sedaka Â— 8 p.m. Jan. 3, Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second St., Fort Pierce. Tickets: $59, $69. 772-461-4775; www.sunrisetheatre.com Saturday, Jan. 4 QThe Audubon Society of the EvergladesÂ’ annual Christmas Bird Count Â— Jan. 4. Volunteer with coordinator Chuck Weber at 602-0326 or firstname.lastname@example.orgQGingerÂ’s Dance Party Â— 8-10 p.m. Saturday, on the Palm Stage at Water-front Commons, West Palm Beach. Free. Info: 822-1515; wpb.org/gingers. Sunday, Jan. 5 QThe Audubon Society of The Everglades birdwatching trip Â— Storm Water Treatment Area managed by South Florida Water Management District, 7:45 a.m. Jan. 5. Car pools available but you must pre-register with Linda at 742-7791.QThe Audubon Society of the Everglades Bird Walk Â— Wakodahatchee Wetlands, 13026 Jog Road, Delray Beach, at 4 p.m. Jan. 5. Meet at the top of boardwalk. Cliff Dean leads. Info: 742-7791.QThe Delray String Quartet Â—Jan. 5 and Jan. 17 at the Colony Hotel, 525 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Program: From Rio to Vienna & St. Petersburg. Info: 213-4138; www.delraystringquartet.com Tuesday, Jan. 7 QAudubon Society Of The Everglades Â— 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7, in rooms 101 and 102 at FAU Pine Jog Environ-mental Education Center, 6301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach. Refreshments at 7 p.m. Free and open to the pub-lic. Lecture: ÂClimate Change and Sea Level Rise: Potential Impacts on Water Resources ManagementÂŽ by Jayantha Obeysekera, chief modeler Hydrologic & Environmental Systems Modeling, South Florida Water Management Dis-trict. Info: www.auduboneverglades.orgQThe Shanghai Quartet performs Â— Jan. 7, The Flagler Museum, 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. $60 per show, $280 for the series. Info: 655-2833; www.flaglermuseum.usQJohn J. Lopinot: Â“What Makes a Great PhotographÂ” Â— 3 p.m. Jan. 7, at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Lopinot is the former deputy director of photography at The Palm Beach Post. Part of the C ouncilÂs lecture series in connection with ÂThe Deep and The Shallow,ÂŽ which features the work of 12 artists. Info: 471-2901.QLecture: Fantastic Journey: A Guided Tour of the Cerebral Cortex Â— 5:30 p.m. Jan. 7, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, 1 Max Planck Way, Jupiter. A new sea-son of public lectures Â„ with music. MPFI Scientific Director David Fitzpat-rick lectures. Itamar Zorman, winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovksy Competition in Russia, will play violin. Yoonie Han, a South Korean musician who has won top prizes in international competitions, will play piano. Free, but RSVP required at 972-9027 or email@example.comQBilly Joel Â— Jan. 7, BB&T Center, Sunrise. Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. QThe Shanghai Quartet Â— 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Flagler Museum, 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Tickets: $60, includes a champagne and dessert reception with the musicians. Part of the 15th annual Flagler Museum Music Series. Info: 655-2833 or visit www.Fla-glerMuseum.us. Wednesday, Jan. 8 QArt on the Road: Delray Beach Â— 1-4 p.m. Jan. 8. A bus tour of galleries and studios usually not open to the pub-lic. Meet collectors, artists and owners. Admission: $50 public, $40 members. Info/reservations: 472-3342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org At The Arts Garage 180 NE First St. in Delray Beach. Info: 450-6357; artsgarage.org.QThe Hummingbird Wars Â— Jan. 10-Feb. 2.QCalvin Newborn & the Al Waters Sextet Â— Jan. 11. Jazz Project. QBob Margol Â— Jan. 18. Garage Blues. QRandy Brecker Â— Jan. 25. Jazz Project. At The Bamboo Room The Bamboo Room, 15 S. J St., down-town Lake Worth. Info: 585-BLUE; bam-booroomblues.com
B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GOQDavid Shelley & Bluestone Â— 9 p.m. Jan. 3. $8, $10 Day of showQThe Merry Franksters Tribute To Frank Zappa Â— 9 p.m. Jan. 4. Free.QBill The Sauce Boss Wharton Â— 9 p.m. Jan. 10. $12. QOne More Round A Tribute To Johnny Cash Â— 9 p.m. Jan. 11. $12. QTinsley Ellis Â— 9 p.m. Jan. 16. $20. QAna Popovic Â— 9 p.m. Jan. 17. $34, $29. At The Borland The Borland Center, 4885 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Info: 904-3139; www.borlandtheater.comQDisneyÂ’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. Â— Friday through Sunday Jan. 3-5. A KWP production of the classic tale based on the book by Linda Woolverton. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Directed by Kimberly Rommel-Enright. Music direction by Helen B uttery. Showtimes: 2 and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. 4 p.m. Sunday Jan. 3-5. Ticket Price: Adult $27, student $21.60, group 10+ $16.20. At The Colony Hotel The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Info: 655-5430; www.thecol-onypalmbeach.com.QThe Polo Lounge Â— Tommy Mitchell, pianist, Thursday and Satur-day evenings; Motown Friday Nights with Memory Lane.In the Royal Room: QTommy Tune Â— Friday and Saturday, Jan 3-4. Tickets: $350 for New Year Âs Eve; $130 for prix fixe dinner and show, $65 show only in JanuaryQSteve Tyrell Â— Jan 7-11, 14-18 & 21-25. Tickets: Tues-Thurs $135 for prix fixe dinner and show, $70 show only; Fri-Sat $150 for prix fixe dinner and show, $85 for show onlyQMarilyn Maye Â— 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, Old School Square at 51 N. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. Info: 243-7922; delraycen-terforthearts.org. QFree Friday Concerts Â— 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, at the Pavilion. Fea-tures Rum Crew. Free. Food trucks and a cash bar. Bring your own seating. Jay Blues Band, Jan. 10. Info: 243-7922, Del-rayArts.orgQSchool of Creative Arts Showcase Â— Through Feb. 2; Crest Galleries. A multimedia exhibit showcas-ing drawings, paintings, collage, mixed media and photographs by adult and youth students and instructors.QPaula Poundstone Â— Jan. 11 at the Crest Theatre.QHappy Birthday, Elvis: A Tribute Show Â— Jan. 12 at the Crest Theatre. QCornell Museum Exhibits Â— Through Feb. 2. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday until 8 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4:30 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission: $8 general; $6 seniors and students with ID; free for ages 10 and under. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission every Thursday. QÂ“ELVIS: Grace & Grit ExhibitionÂ” Â— This fine art photography exhibition is from the CBS photo archive. The collection of 35 large for-mat, candid and on-air photographs, shot by various CBS Television photog-raphers, documents Elvis before the Las Vegas years Â„ during his meteoric rise to stardom. ÂFlashback: A Retro Look at the Â60s & Â70sÂŽ: Reminisce and enjoy a fun display of music, movie and sports memorabilia on loan from the com-munity. At Dramaworks Palm Beach Dramaworks at The Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 N. Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Call 514-4042, Ext. 2, or visit www.palmbeach-dramaworks.com. QÂ“The Lion in WinterÂ” Â— Through Jan. 12. QÂ“Mr. Broadway: George AbbottÂ” Â— A presentation by J. Barry Lewis, 2 and 7 p.m. Jan. 7. Tickets: $20 At The Duncan Duncan Theatre, Palm Beach State Col-lege, 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth. Info: 868-3309; www.palmbeachstate.edu/theatre/duncan-theatre.QAmernet String Quartet Â— Jan. 8QTwist and Shout: The Beatles Experience Â— Jan. 15. At The Eissey Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive off PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens. Tickets at 207-5900, or eisseycampustheatre.org.QSinginÂ’ & Dancing in the Rain Â— Jan. 11-12. QPeter Pan Â— Jan. 22. QAn Exhibit of Acrylic Paintings by Pat Heydlauff Â— Through Jan. 15 in the Lobby Gallery. At The Flagler Museum The Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is housed in Henry Fla-glerÂs 1902 Beaux Arts mansion, White-hall, which he built as a wedding pres-ent to his wife. Tickets: free for mem-bers; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-17) with adult; $3 child (6-12) with adult; under 6 free. 655-2833; www.flaglermuseum.us. QÂ“Man of the Century: The Incomparable Legacy of Henry Morrison Flagler.Â” Through Jan. 5 QLunch in Caf Des BeauxArts, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $40 non-members; $22 members. At FAU University Theatre, Florida Atlantic UniversityÂs Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Info: fau.edu. QBrahms Festival XXIII Â— Jan. 12 At The Four Arts The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Gallery and box office: 655-7226; www.fourarts.org.QÂ“Illustrating Words: The Wondrous Fantasy World of Rob-ert L. Forbes, poet and Ronald Searle, artistÂ” Â— Through summer 2015. On display in the Mary Alice For-tin ChildrenÂs Art Gallery.QÂ“Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945Â” Â— Through Jan. 10. The exhibition is drawn from The Levenson Collection and is orga-nized and circulated by Art Services International, Alexandria, Va. QOpera from the Met: TchaikovskyÂ’s Â“Eugene OneginÂ” Â— Jan. 11 At The Kravis The Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Info: 832-7469; www.kravis.org.QNeil Sedaka Â— Thursday, Jan. 2. QGregg Allman Â— Saturday, Jan. 4 QAudra McDonald Â— Sunday, Jan. 5. QDuo Amal Â— Sunday, Jan. 5. Part of the Regional Arts Concert Series. QThe GershwinsÂ’ Â“Porgy and BessÂ” Â— Jan. 7-12. QMen are From Mars; Women are From Venus Â— Jan. 9-12 QIn the Mood Â— Jan. 13. QMartha Graham Dance Company Â— Jan. 14. QStep Afrika Â— Jan. 25. At The Playhouse The Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Info: 586-6410; lake-worthplayhouse.org QAinÂ’t MisbehavinÂ’ Â— Jan. 16-Feb. 2. QThe Stonzek Theatre Â— 709 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Call the theater for show times. Info: 296-9382; www.lakeworthplayhouse.org. At The Lighthouse Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum, Light-house Park, 500 Captain ArmourÂs Way, Jupiter. Admission: $9 adults, $5 children ages 6-18; children under 6 and active U.S. military admitted free. Kids must be at least 4 feet tall to climb. Tours are weather permitting, call for times. RSVP required for tours, 747-8380, Ext. 101. www.jupiterlighthouse.org.QSunset Tours Â— Friday, Jan. 3, and Jan. 8, 17, and 22QLighthouse Moonrise Tour Â— 5 p.m. Jan. 15. At MacArthur Park John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Nature Center, 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach. Info: 624-6952 or www.macarthurbeach.org.QLearn to Kayak Â— 10 a.m. Sunday, January 5. A land-based course of the basics, taught by reps from Adventure Times Kayaks. Free with park admis-sion. Info: 624-6952. At The Maltz The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indi-antown Road, Jupiter. Call 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org.QCirque Zuma Zuma Â— Jan. 2. African acrobatic troupe.QÂ“LetÂ’s Hang OnÂ” Â— Tribute to Franki Valli and the Four Seasons Â„ Jan. 3. QÂ“Simply BroadwayÂ” Â— Jan. 5. A concert by Brian Stokes Mitchell. QÂ“A Chorus LineÂ” Â— Jan. 14-Feb. 2. At JCC The Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens; 689-7700. QDonald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival Â— Jan. 16 to 26, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. An impressive selection of 54 film screen-ings produced by the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches. Ticket prices vary. Info: 736-7531; palmbeachjewishfilm.org. QCurrent Events Discussion Group Â— Join lively discussions covering the most up-to-date topics including national affairs and foreign relations as it relates to the United States from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Free for mem-bers; $5 guests. This week:QWinter Camp Â— 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2QWinter Sports Camp Â— 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2QPre-school Sports Camp Â— 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2QGymnastics Winter Camp Â— 9 am-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2In the Bente S. & Daniel M. Lyons Art Gallery: QFrom Tuesday Jan. 7 through Feb. 1: Â“The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz.Â” Krinitz, a Holocaust survivor, used embroidery, fabric applique and stitched narrative caption-ing to capture her memories. An open-ing night reception will be held at 5 p.m. Jan. 7. A film about her, ÂThrough the Eye of the Needle,ÂŽ will be shown at The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival. z At The MosÂ’Art 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Call 337-OPOD
(6763) or visit www.mosarttheatre.com.QFilms Â— Jan. 2: ÂWadjdaÂŽ and ÂIs The Man Who Is Tall Happy?ÂŽ Jan. 3-9: ÂThe Selfish GiantÂŽ and Â20 Feet from StardomÂŽ At Palm Beach Improv Palm Beach Improv is at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach; 833-1812 or palmbeachimprov.com.QJan. 3-5: Gary Owen QJan. 10-12: R osie OÂDonnell At The Wick The Wick Theatre and Costume Muse-um, 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton. 995-2333; www.thewick.org.QJan. 9-Feb. 9: Â42nd Street.ÂŽ Fresh Markets QSailfish Marina Sunset Celebration Â— 6 p.m. Thursdays. Shop for arts and crafts made by artists from around the country. Sailfish Marina, east of the Intracoastal, Palm Beach Shores; 842-8449.QJupiter Green & Artisan Market Â— 5-9 p.m. Fridays, Riverwalk Events Plaza, 150 S. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Free. Includes baked goods, fresh produce, arts and crafts, jewelry, pet products and more. Vendors welcome. Contact Harry Welsh at (203) 222-3574 or visit www.harrysmarkets.com.QWest Palm Beach GreenMarket Â— 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at Waterfront Commons, downtown West Palm Beach (through May 31). Includes ven-dors selling the freshest produce, baked goods, plants, home goods and more. Admission is free. Parking is free in the Banyan and Evernia garages during mar-ket hours. Info: wpb.org/greenmarket. QAbacoa Green Market Â— 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays at Abacoa Town Center, 1200 Town Center Drive, Jupiter. Info: email@example.com.QWest Palm Beach Antique & Flea Market Â— 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays on Narcissus Avenue, north of Ban-yan Boulevard. For information, search Facebook or call 670-7473.QGardens GreenMarket Â— 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, City Hall Municipal Complex, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Come shop at more than 120 vendors with an abundance of just-picked, orchard-grown goods, a wide selection of seasonal vegeta-bles and fruits, fragrant herbs, honey, and homemade old-fashioned breads, doughnuts, pies, cheeses, sauces and handmade crafts. Leave your pets at home. Visit pbgfl.com/greenmarket or call 630-1100. QRoyal Palm Beach Green Market & Bazaar Â— 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sunday. Commons Park, 11600 Poinci-ana Blvd. Royal Palm Beach, through April 27. Shop some of the areaÂs finest vendors of fruits and vegetables, fresh flowers and plants. Enjoy artisan foods, baked goods and a unique selection of artists and crafters. www.rpbgreenmar-ket.com. QTequesta Green Market Â— 9 a.m.-1 p.m., third Saturday of the month through April, 2014, at Constitution Park, 399 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. All items are fresh from the farm. Provides locally grown vegetables, fruits, meat, dairy and other farm products, as well as hand-made items to neighbors in the community. Admission is free. Call Wendy at 768-0476. Ongoing Events QAmerican Needlepoint Guild Â— 10 a.m. every second and fourth Monday (next meetings are Jan. 13 and 27), 110 Mangrove Bay Way, Jupiter. Call 747-7104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.QBingo Â— Noon every Thursday at the Moose Lodge, 3600 RCA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Lunch available at 11 a.m. Packs start at $15. $250 games. 626-4417.QBoca Raton Museum of Art Â— Through Sunday Jan. 5: ÂCaught on FilmÂŽ: Photography from the Collection. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; Wednes-days, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays. Admission: Free for members and children 12 and younger; adults $8; seniors (65+) $6; students (with ID) $5. Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton (In Mizner Park). 392-2500; bocamuseum.org.QCultural Council of Palm Beach County Â— Through Jan. 18, Cultural Council headquarters, 601 Lake Ave., downtown Lake Worth. ÂThe Deep and the Shallow: Photographers Explor-ing a Watery WorldÂŽ features work by award-winning photographers. Free. Call 471-2901 or visit www.palmbeach-culture.com.QDowntown Live Â— 7 p.m. Fridays, Downtown at the GardensÂ Cen-tre Court, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens. QThe Lake Park Public Library Â— 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.QLe Cercle Francais Â— Francophiles and Francophones can join for a monthly gathering at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month (next session Jan. 9), in membersÂ homes. Call 744-0016.QLighthouse Artcenter Â— Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Through Feb. 15: ÂChris Gus-tinÂŽ and ÂSpotlight on New Talent.ÂŽ Admission: $5 ages 12 and older. Free for younger than 12. Free admission on Saturday. The Third Thursday Art Group meets 5:30-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Info: 746-3101 or lighthousearts.org.QLighthouse Artcenter School Of Art Â— Winter art class and workshop registration now open with classes beginning Monday, Jan. 6, at the School of Art, 395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. Info/register at 748-8737; lighthouseart-center.org QLoggerhead Marinelife Center Â— 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: marinelife.org. QLoxahatchee River Environmental Center Â— Burt Reynolds Park, 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Story time session 9:30 a.m. Thursdays. 743-7123 or www.loxahatcheeriver.org/rivercenter.QKorean War Veterans Association meets Â— The Lt. Richard E. Cronan Chapter #17 meets at 9 a.m. the second Sunday (next meeting Jan. 12) of the month at the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Station 42, 14276 Hagan Ranch Road, Delray Beach. Open to all veteran who served from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953 at any location, as well as any veterans who has served in Korea since July 27, 1953. The chapter volun-teers at functions including parades, flag-raisings and funerals. Info: Robert Green at 496-5533 or email email@example.com. QMorikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Â— 4000 Morikami Park Road in Delray Beach. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Info: 495-0233; morikami.org, Through Feb. 23: ÂContemporary Kogei Styles in Japan.ÂŽ Through Feb. 23: ÂBreaking Boundaries: Contemporary Street Fash-ion in Japan.ÂŽ QThe Norton Museum of Art Â— 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. 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 holidays). Through Jan. 12: ÂNew Work/New Directions: Recent Acquisitions of PhotographyÂŽ and ÂL.A. Stories: Videos from the West Coast.ÂŽ Through Jan. 26: ÂThe Four Princely Gentlemen: Plum Blossoms, Orchids, Bamboo, and Chry-santhemums.ÂŽ Through Feb. 23: ÂPhyl-lida Barlow: HOARD.ÂŽ Through March 23: ÂThe Polaroid Years: Instant Photog-raphy and Experimentation.ÂŽ Through Aug. 31: ÂFaux Real,ÂŽ by Mickalene Thomas. Admission: $12 adults, $5 stu-dents with a valid ID, and free for mem-bers and children age 12 and younger. Half-price admission every Thursday. 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. Info: 832-5196 or norton.org.QPalm Beach Gardens Historical Society Enrichment Pro-grams Â— 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Historical Society, 5312 Northlake Blvd. in the Kaleo build-ing on the south campus of Christ Fel-lowship Church, Palm Beach Gardens. Refreshments are served. The next meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 8. Program: The State of the City by Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Bert Premuroso. Info: 622-6156; 626-0235; www.PBGHistorical-Society.org.QThe Palm Beach Photographic Centre Â— City Center, 415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Through Jan. 4: ÂMemories from Friends of Palm Beach Photographic Centre.ÂŽ Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Info: 253-2600 or visit www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org.QThe Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society Â— 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. ÂWings Over WaterÂŽ Bird Show: 11 a.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekends. ÂWild Things ShowÂŽ: 1 p.m. weekdays; noon week-ends. 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; www.palmbeachzoo.org.QThe South Florida Science Center And Aquarium Â— 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. 832-1988 or visit www.sfsm.org. ÂTitanic: The Artifact ExhibitionÂŽ-Through April 20. Tickets: $13 adults, $9.50 age 3 to 12; $11.50 for seniors 62 and older. Members and children younger than 3 are free. Science Nights Â„ 6-9 p.m. the last Friday of the month. Members: Adults $5, Children: free; Non-Members: Adults $12, Children $8 (3 and under free). Planetarium shows and mini-golf are not included in event admission. 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B8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B9 Come to Downtown at the Gardens for dining, drinks or both. Whether happy hour with friends, a romantic dinner for two, lunch with your workmates or dinner with the family, weÂ’ve got the perfect menu to suit your inner foodie. Downtown at the Gardens. All tastes for all people. Find your Inner Fashionista at The Boutiques of Downtown at the Gardens. DowntownAtTheGardens.com11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561.340.1600 FREE Garage & Valet Parking Cabo FlatsThe Cheesecake FactoryDirty MartiniGrimaldiÂ’s Coal Brick-Oven PizzeriaMJÂ’s BistroBarParis in Town Le BistroRA SushiTexas de BrazilTooJayÂ’sYard House SOCIETY Â“LikeÂ” us on Facebook.com/FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.Camila Helander and Wyatt Koch Donna Long, Bruce Helander and Wendy Fritz Robert Hamon and Bruce Helander Allison and Todd RecksonCarl Bartel and Ben Stein Butch Trucks and Melinda TrucksBruce Helander, Wendy Fritz and Donna Long Susan Malloy and Tim Malloy Scott Moses and Pamela OÂ’Connor Cheryl Gowdy and Jim Pappas Â“Three Ring CocktailsÂ” kick-off for Center for Creative Education, Mark Borghi Fine Art, Palm Beach
B8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B9 Come to Downtown at the Gardens for dining, drinks or both. Whether happy hour with friends, a romantic dinner for two, lunch with your workmates or dinner with the family, weÂ’ve got the perfect menu to suit your inner foodie. Downtown at the Gardens. All tastes for all people. Find your Inner Fashionista at The Boutiques of Downtown at the Gardens. DowntownAtTheGardens.com11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561.340.1600 FREE Garage & Valet Parking Cabo FlatsThe Cheesecake FactoryDirty MartiniGrimaldiÂ’s Coal Brick-Oven PizzeriaMJÂ’s BistroBarParis in Town Le BistroRA SushiTexas de BrazilTooJayÂ’sYard House SOCIETY Â“LikeÂ” us on Facebook.com/FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www. oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@ oridaweekly.com.Camila Helander and Wyatt Koch Donna Long, Bruce Helander and Wendy Fritz Robert Hamon and Bruce Helander Allison and Todd RecksonCarl Bartel and Ben Stein Butch Trucks and Melinda TrucksBruce Helander, Wendy Fritz and Donna Long Susan Malloy and Tim Malloy Scott Moses and Pamela OÂ’Connor Cheryl Gowdy and Jim Pappas Â“Three Ring CocktailsÂ” kick-off for Center for Creative Education, Mark Borghi Fine Art, Palm Beach
B10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY I FOUND IT! at the West Palm Beach Antique & Flea Market(Narcissus Ave. and Banyan Blvd. in front of the Old City Hall)GPS 200 Banyan Blvd.CALL 561-670-7473 www.wpbantiqueandÂ” eamarket.com Every Saturday 8am-2pm DESIGNER FURNISHINGS FLOOR SAMPLES INTERIOR DESIGN ACCESSORIES ANTIQUES STAGING561.626.7799 OFFERING A HUGE COLLECTION OF TREASURES AT EXCEPTIONAL PRICES LiveINStyle WAREHOUSE1401 Old Dixie Hwy., Suite 104 Lake Park Located in the rearSHOWROOM10180 Riverside Drive, Suite 8 Palm Beach Gardens Q CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Working with a trusted colleague could open your mind to exploring some considerations you previously dis-missed out of hand. The weekend brings news from a loved one. Q AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Resolving a recent problem leaves you in a good position to strengthen your influence on how things get done. But con-tinue to encourage ideas and suggestions from others. Q PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A new friend suggests an interesting opportunity. But check it out before you snap at it. It might be a good deal for some people, but it might not work in helping you reach your goals. Q ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Romantic aspects are high at this time for single Lambs looking for love. Warm and fuzzy feelings also are at enhanced levels for Rams and Ewes in paired relationships. Q TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week favors what Taureans dote on -namely, love and money. Look for more meaningful relationships for both singles and pairs, as well as an improved financial outlook. Q GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) All lingering shreds of that recent bout with boredom are dissipated as you eagerly accept a challenging offer. Your positive mood persuades others to join you in this venture. Q CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might need validation for a possible solution to a situation involving someone close to you. Consider asking a trusted friend or relative to help you with this problem. Q LEO (July 23 to August 22) Investigate carefully before agreeing to assist a friend or colleague with a personal prob-lem. There might be hidden factors that could emerge later that will create prob-lems for you. Q VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your decision to work with an associate rather than go it alone, as you first proposed, brings an unexpected bonus. Be careful not to be judgmental. Allow for free and open discussion. Q LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A loved one Âs health problem could, once again, make demands on your time and attention. But this time, make some demands of your own, and insist that oth-ers pitch in and help. Q SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) This is a good time for the traditionally staid Scorpion to plan adjustments in your day-to-day schedules. Be more flexible and allow for more impromptu, off-the-cuff actions. Q SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Avoid creating unnecessary fuss over a situation you donÂt approve of. If itÂs going to work, it will do so despite your objections. If it fails, it will do so without a push from you. Q BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of helping people solve their prob-lems, making you a most-respected coun-selor and trusted friend. Q PUZZLES HOROSCOPES CANINE NOTABLES 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, B12 W SEE ANSWERS, B12
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 B11 Where Nantucket meets the Florida Keys Enjoy upscale American and Authentic Italian cuisine.Popular Dishes Include: Filet Mignon, Eggs Benedict, Tuscan Pizzas and Paninis, Homemade Lobster Ravioli, Stuffed Veal Chops, Fresh Fish Daily and Homemade Desserts!"#,$,!,#!% Visit our website for menu, directions and operating hours thepelicancafe.com Reservations: 561.842.7272 612 US Hwy. 1, Lake Park, FL 33403 mile south of Northlake Blvd. Chef/Owner/Operators Mark Frangione & Karen Howe Formerly from Greenwich, CT Live Music Monday Nights Dance Party Begins January 6th, 2014 Featuring Hal & Diane 6:30pm 9:30pm Buying a car at the best of times is a stress-ful and often frustrating experience. Even with tools like CarFax and AutoCheck, the used car customer may not really have the informa-tion needed to make an informed deci-sion. One business is out to change that. North Palm Beach resident Bill McLaughlin has come up with an alternative Â— one he hopes changes the way all of America shops for cars and trucks. Mr. McLaughlin, the former president and CEO of Starwood Vacation Resorts, was looking for something post retirement to Â“get him out of the houseÂ” when he hit on a way to not only make money but help others. Â“IÂ’ve always been a car guy,Â” he said. Setting himself up as an auto manufacturerÂ’s representative, he began to attend closed auctions, buying as many as 15 off-lease vehicles at a time, mostly for Northeast dealerships looking for rust-free Florida cars. His client list grew to include new car deal-ers from New York to Georgia Â— dealers sold on Mr. McLaughlinÂ’s stringent testing and practice of charging the dealerships only $500 over his cost. He started AutoMax of America in 1992, scouring the country for luxury brands, trans-porting them to Florida then shipping them out as soon as possible Â“AutoMax doesnÂ’t look like your typical car lot,Â” he said of the 5401 North Haver-hill Rd #105 in West Palm Beach. Â“It looks more like a maintenance place with 30-50 cars set up to ship to different parts of the country. Through word of mouth and friends of friends we started getting requests direct from the consumer and so we set up a web-site.Â” A car buyer can log on to automax ofamerica.com and enter in exactly the type of car he or she is looking for from color, make, options, model to mileage. Â“I put in an order last Monday and we just picked up two trucks from Bill in less than a week,Â” said Buddy Wittmann of Wittmann Building Corporation in Palm Beach. Â“There were only five of these trucks in the U.S. You couldnÂ’t ask for a more reliable and honest salesperson. Â“It takes about a week for Mr. McLaughlin to find the requested car. He charges consum-ers the same $500 over wholesale fee he charges dealerships and if you are a veteran or in the military, the price is reduced to $250.Â“I have access to 100,000 to 150,000 cars every week,Â” Mr. McLaughlin said. Â“I can find the exact car you are looking for. I charge less than what the dealerships charge in dealerÂ’s fees.Â” Mr. McLaughlin, who served four years in the military, was born in West Point. His father was an instructor there. He says he has been around the military his whole life and is committed to helping active service men and women, and veterans, find affordable cars. Â“I donÂ’t make any money on those cars,Â” he said. Â“ItÂ’s hard to find a quality car for less than $2,000. People donÂ’t realize how much work goes into what we do.Â” Mr. McLaughlinÂ’s cars come with the CarFax and AutoCheck reports in addition to his own condition report and post-sale inven-tory. He recommends all car buyers purchase extended service warranties because the cars he specializes in Â— BMW, Acura, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus Â— can be expensive to service. If your warranty is about to expire or you donÂ’t have one call and ask about our extended warranty service. For informa-tion, call 632-9093 Q Not your typical car dealer SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTO Bill McLaughlin started Automax in Lake Park. Advertorial This article appeared in Florida Weekly on 10/11/2012. ++++ Is it worth $10? YesÂAmerican HustleÂŽ is a great time at the movies. Everything about it is fun: The con artist story, the characters, the lat e Â70s makeup, hair, costumes and production design, the soundtrack, the brisk editing, the wonderful script and, best of all, the great performances. ItÂs hilarious, dramatic, suspenseful and sexy Â„ and perfectly so in each regard. This is the kind of deliciously cinematic experience true movie lovers crave. Christian Bale stars as con man Irving Rosenfeld, a seasoned pro who keeps a low profile and never gets too greedy. HeÂs fine working on his own, but after meeting and falling for the sultry Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), heÂs happy to make it a two-person operation. All is fine until FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) arrests Syd-ney, which forces Irving and Sydney to work with Richie in sting operations. Richie, it should be known, is an overzealous fool who has no idea what heÂs doing as a fake con man. One would suppose heÂd listen to Irving in these situations, but Richie refuses to empower Irving in any way. On a small scale this is not a problem, but when Richie attempts to go after a New Jersey mayor (Jeremy Renner) and other bigwigs, various complications ensue. Through it all the omnipresent wild card is IrvingÂs wife Rosalyn (Jen-nifer Lawrence), whom he met long before Sydney and is now stuck with her whether he likes it or not. Co-written by Eric Singer and David O. Russell (ÂThree KingsÂŽ), the frequent twists and turns of the plot are expected and logical, all building to a smart, plau-sible finale that is wonderfully satisfying. And itÂs funny, delivering humor early, often and unexpectedly. Two small examples: The time period of the late Â70s finds Rosalyn unsure how to work the new invention called a microwave, and Louis C.K., as RichieÂs encumbered boss, tells an ice fishing story with an ending youÂll want to hear over and over. The film will likely earn Oscar nods for best picture, screenplay, director, production design, costume design and makeup, as well as for at least two of its performances. Mr. Bale, who won an Oscar for Mr. RussellÂs ÂThe FighterÂŽ (2010), gained more than 40 pounds for the role and shaved the top of his head while growing out the sides, thereby allowing the comb-over to feel authen-tic. ItÂs a lived-in performance that hits every note. Seductive and beautiful, Ms. Adams is utterly con vincing in every scene, while Ms. Lawrence, fresh off her Oscar for ÂSilver Linings Playbook,ÂŽ is in line for supporting actress for her loose-cannon turn as the crazy but beautiful estranged wife. As for Mr. Cooper, whoÂs the least talented of the four but certainly holds his own, he refused to get a perm but did come in two hours early every day to curl his hair. The Academy loves him, so donÂt be surprised if his name pops up in a relatively weak supporting actor category on nomination day. Mr. Russell, who also directs, keeps the camera moving and vibrant, and he isnÂt afraid to inject a bit of symbolism wherever needed: Note the opening shot of Irving in a mirror, suggesting a duplic-ity to him regarding which side of the law heÂs truly on. ItÂs always a treat to watch him toe the line on both sides, all the while knowing heÂs going to do what-everÂs best for him, morality be damned. IrvingÂs journey Â„ and all the wit, humor and suspense therein Â„ is an absolute delight to watch, as is all of ÂAmerican Hustle.ÂŽ This is one of the best Â„ if not the best Â„ films of the year. Q CAPSULESÂ‘The Wolf of Wall StreetÂ’ +++ Money, drugs and hookers are a dangerous combination for anyone. When put in the hands of a hotshot young stockbroker without a conscience, they can be deadly. In the case of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), debauch-ery becomes a way of life. With moral-ity nowhere to be found, he and his colleagues, especially his right-hand man Donnie (Jonah Hill), arenÂt easy people to like, but they are fun to watch. Rated R.Â‘Saving Mr. BanksÂ’ +++ (Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell) Walt Disney (Mr. Hanks) and his creative team endure the difficulties of author P.L. Travers (Ms. Thompson) as they work to adapt her ÂMary Pop-pinsÂŽ into a movie. The ÂPoppinsÂŽ pre-production scenes are a trip, especially for those who love that classic, but Ms. TraversÂ flashbacks to her childhood with her alcoholic father (Farrell) weigh the narrative down. Rated PG-13. Q >> Â“ American Hustle Â” garnered seven Golden Globe nominations and two Screen Actors Guild nominations, including Best Ensemble, which is the guildÂ’s version of Best Picture (the other nom is for Jennifer Lawrence for supporting actress). LATEST FILMSÂ‘American HustleÂ’ ( t w a t e A dan HUDAKwww.hudakonhollywood.com
B12 WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY PUZZLE ANSWERS Morikami to mark New Year with 37th Oshogatsu FestivalI tÂs the Year of the Horse. Rest assured the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach will trot out the appropriate festivities for the 37th annual Oshogatsu New YearÂs festival, set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 12. The family festival offers activities for visitors of all ages. This year, Oshogatsu will include: Q Mochitsuki, the pounding of the rice and making of mochi, large, round Japa-nese cakes.Q Shishimai, performances by the lion dancer; and taiko drumming by Fushu Daiko Q Musical performances by Friends of Koto;Q Omikuji, Japanese fortune telling (additional $1 charge) Q Tea ceremony demonstrations, where participants observe the serenity of the Japanese Tea Ceremony There also will be hands-on craft and kidsÂ activities, a scavenger hunt, plus vendors selling crafts, plants and tea. Visitors also can try their hand at a variety of games, including Go, Hanet-suki (similar to badminton), Daruma Otoshi (wood block game) and Fukuwa-rai (the Goddess of Happiness game). In the museumÂs galleries, visitors can see the exhibitions, ÂBreaking Boundar-ies: Contemporary Street Fashion in JapanÂŽ and ÂContemporary Kgei Styles in Japan.ÂŽ Returning this year is the DIY Daruma Wall, in which visitors can write a wish and color in one eye of a daruma. If visitors participated at last yearÂs cel-ebration, they can find their wish and color in the other eye to show it came true. Also returning: New YearÂs Story-Telling, with a colorful, kid-friendly rendi-tion of the origin of the Japanese zodiac and its 12 different animals, told by the Japanese emperor himself; Exhibits @ Oshogatsu, with never before seen pieces from the museumÂs collection and a colorful chronology of JapanÂs most celebrated day of the year; exclu-sive Oshogatsu 2014 T-shirts courtesy of The Fine Print Shoppe. Visitors can bring their own T-shirt for a free screen print, or purchase a printed T-shirt for $10; and a special presentation about the featured New YearÂs sake. The Museum Store will raffle off a 12ÂŽ Daruma doll and host a New YearÂs Shop in the lobby. There will be a Kirin Beer Garden and Sake Station, and Cornell Caf will be open. A variety of American and Japanese food will also be available from vendors throughout the festival grounds. The Morikami is at 4000 Morikami Park Road, off Jog Road in Delray Beach. For information, call 495-0233 or visit www.morikami.org/newyear. Q COURTESY PHOTO Mochitsuki, or the pounding of the rice, is part of the festivities of Oshogatsu at the Morikami Museum in Delray Beach.
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B13PALM BEACH SOCIETY Red Cross Ball benefactorÂ’s reception, aboard Lady Kathryn V, Palm BeachÂLikeÂŽ us on Facebook.com /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com.Jim Bronstien and Rob LevineKathryn Vecellio and Leo Vecellio Jeff Greene, Mei Sze Greene, Mary Freitas and Mark Freitas Beverly Yeager and Geoffrey ChappellGina Sabean and Jeff Sabean Mary Ourisman and Mandy Ourisman Howard Kessler and Michele KesslerMary Mahoney and Cesare Barro Charles Schumacher and Amanda Schum-acherJohn Dominico and Susan Dominico Herme de Wyman Miro and Mary MocharyMitchell Rubenstein and Laurie Silvers COURTESY PHOTOS / LUCIEN CAPEHART PHOTOGRAPHY
B14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 www.FloridaWeekly.com GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLYPALM BEACH SOCIETY Dreyfoos School Prism Concert cocktail party, Kravis CenterÂLikeÂŽ us on Facebook.com /FloridaWeeklyPalmBeach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area events than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. So, if you think we missed you or one of your friends, go to www.Â” oridaweekly.com and view the photo albums from the many events we cover. You can purchase any of the photos too. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com.Jennifer Garrigues and Gil CohenLisa Marie Browne and Susan McGregor Dr. Susan Atherley, Ian Lao, Sue and James Patterson, Maxwell Stein and Gabriella Mazzone Linda Silpe and Don Silpe with Jay and Ava Silpe Christine Wang and Santo DiGangi William Fritz and Donna Long Judson Bennett and Josephine BayardSonja Stevens and Mark Stevens Joan Green, Howard Green and Ann Green Dorothy Lappin and Merel Cayne Simon Benson Offit, Lidy Mata and Peter Bur-rus COURTESY PHOTOS / LUCIEN CAPEHART PHOTOGRAPHY
GARDENS/JUPITER FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JANUARY 2-8, 2014 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15 classicalsouthÂ”orida.org Classical Music.ItÂs In Our Nature. Just like all of us, classical music lives and breathes. Make it part of your lifestyle. Tune to Classical South Florida on the radio or online. ItÂs in your nature. VINOHereÂ’s to drinking well, but frugally, in the New YearSo you promised yourself you would not overspend this holiday season, but somehow things didn Ât work out quite as you planned. As a result, perhaps one of your New YearÂs resolutions is to rein in your spend-ing. I certainly hope you arenÂt considering cutting out wine in the process because you think you have to spend too much money to enjoy good wine. It simply isnÂt necessary to pay a lot to find highly drinkable wines.So, in an effort to help you exercise fiscal responsibility without sacrificing gustatory pleasure, here are some value-priced wines that deliver on taste. Q Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha 2010 ($18): This full-bodied Spanish red starts off with aromas of ripe berry fruit and spice, and shows raspberry and blackberry flavors with good tannins and minerals on the longish finish. Q Bouchard Finlayson CrocodileÂs Lair Kaaimansgat Chardonnay 2012 ($20): Refreshingly crisp and medium bodied with peach and tropical aromas and flavors, joined on the palate with apple and ending with a balanced clean finish. Q Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Evergreen Vineyard Washington 2012 ($13): DonÂt let the price, label or name put you off, as this riesling wine made the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines (no. 51) in 2013. Light and fruity with just a hint of sweet-ness, balanced by healthy acidity. Citrus and white peach flavors, clean minerality and a balanced acid finish. Q Chateau Ste. Michelle Horse Heaven Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2012 ($16): Crisp and clean with good body and balance, this single-vineyard release opens with floral and fresh pear notes that persist through to the spicy, long finish. Another great value from Washington. Q Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2012 ($15): Rich aromas of strawberry with spice and chocolate flavors. Good fruit and spice flavors end with a long finish. Distinct complexity comes from the older vines used in this wine. Q DÂArenberg Stump Jump McLaren Vale 2011 ($14): Dark fruits and plums merge with blueberry and spice on the palate in this grenache-shiraz-mourvedre blend from Austra-lia. ItÂs well balanced with a mineral and tannin structure and a nice fin-ish. Q Fontana Candida Frascati 2012 ($12): A blend of malvasia and trebbiano grapes, this light wine opens with apple and floral notes, with soft fruity flavors of pear and citrus and a clean finish. Q Hugel Gentil Alsace 2011 ($14): Pale lemon in color and with peach, apricot and rose aroma and a refreshing flavor of mixed stone fruit and citrus, this blend of six grapes gives a soft mouth feel and smooth finish with a touch of fruit and spice at the end. Q Kendall Jackson Vintners Reserve Chardonnay 2012 ($15): This ubiquitous chardonnay continues to bring value and quality after 20 years on the market. Tropical notes of papaya and mango min-gle with aromas of honey and vanilla. A touch of toasted oak adds depth to the long finish. Q La Crema Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012 ($17): Bright gold color with orchard fruits and cit-rus on the nose, followed by lemon and spice in a buttery fla-vor. Rich tropical tones merge into a sustained fresh finish. Q Meiomi Pinot Noir 2011 ($19): Rich dark color with cherry and rasp-berry on the nose, merging with wild berry and spice on the palate and finishing with vanilla and spice on the long finish. Q Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rose Coastal Region 2012 ($13): This value wine from South Africa is a delicious rose made from cabernet sauvignon grapes aged in stainless steel. Fresh berry aromas and flavors mixed with floral notes with a bit of sweet fruit on the finish. Q Paul Blanck Riesling Classique Alsace 2012 ($20): This family-run winery has produced excellent wines ever since it was founded in 1610 and now uses screw caps exclusively in order to main-tain freshness and fruit flavors. On the dry side, this light yellow wine has a floral and mineral aroma, followed in the mouth with pear, lemon and pineapple, and ending with a balanced mineral finish. Q Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier California 2012 ($12): This interesting off-dry light white blend opens with floral and fruit notes of apple and honeydew that lead into crisp pear, pineapple and grapefruit flavors that continue onto the clean finish. Q Qupe Central Coast Syrah 2011 ($20): Dark red cherries and floral notes merge with plums in this medium-bodied red. Complex flavors from the multiple vineyards blend into a long smooth finish. Q Santa Rita Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Casablanca Valley, Chile ($12): This wine has a straw yellow color and distinct citrus and herbal aroma and flavors. Crisp acidity frames the clean fin-ish. Q Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel 2011 ($20): Black cherry and blackberry fruit aromas and flavors mix with wild berry and mineral on the palate, ending with a structured tannins on the finish. Q L n a a e ( jim McCRACKENvino@floridaweekly.com Left: Kung Fu Riesling; Above: Pine Ridge Chenin BlancThe Dish: Vermicelli Noodle Salad The Place: Vietnamese Express Caf, 421 Northlake Blvd., North Palm Beach; 841-1313 or vietnameseexpresscafe.com The Price: $9.95 The Details: Vietnamese Express Caf has reopened in a new location not far from its old one, and we are delighted for that. Vietnamese food is among the most elegant fare from Asia. Lighter than most Chinese, it is a bit more refined than Thai and has a few subtle French influences courtesy of its colonial legacy. This vermicelli noodle salad is a classic. The rice noodles sit atop fresh herbs, bean sprouts, shredded lettuce and cucumber. ItÂs garnished with crushed toasted peanuts and scallions. ItÂs served with sweet and sour house fish or scallion soy sauce. We ordered ours topped with tender grilled chicken. Also tasty: the black crushed pepper saut served with chicken ($10.95), a savory dish that set our palates on fire. Next time, weÂll linger over a bowl of pho, the flavorful soup that seemingly is VietnamÂs national dish. Q Â„ Sc ott SimmonsTHE DISH Highlights from local menus SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY
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