Florida weekly

Material Information

Florida weekly
Place of Publication:
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Florida Media Group, LLC
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
1 online resource : ;


Subjects / Keywords:
Periodicals -- Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Palm Beach (Fla.) ( lcsh )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
periodical ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began with: Vol. 1, No. 1 (October 14-20, 2010)

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
Copyright, Florida Media Group, LLC. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Resource Identifier:
on10385 ( NOTIS )
1038532305 ( OCLC )
2018226750 ( LCCN )
AN1.F6 P35 F56 ( lcc )

UFDC Membership

Digital Military Collection


This item is only available as the following downloads:

Full Text

PAGE 1 INSIDE LESLIE LILLY A2 OPINION A4PETS A6BEHIND THE WHEEL A8 HEALTHY LIIVNG A17BUSINESS A19REAL ESTATE A21ARTS B1 COLLECTORS B2EVENTS B6-9PUZZLES B15CUISINE B19 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 The DishDuck – that would be the canard, at Grand Lake. B19 XThinking bigAuthor challenges readers to target next big thing. B1 X ‘Producers’ at Maltz Theater set to open with Mel Brooks’ musical. B1 XWEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017Vol. VII, No. 12  FREE Enter the foldHigh-quality linens set stage for style, comfort. Luxe Living X f -69& -* 7 /( PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY 5 )&1 ". #&"$)6 96 3 :)0. &3 &% &'*/&% JANUARY 2017 Q&AJoseph Paul Davis offers fun take on classic design. 15 XFloor designParis Ceramics brings the past to the present. 6 X COURTESY PHOTO Grace NotesLouis Vuitton, Michael Aram and more. 4 X PAGE 12 LUXURY Refined sheets, towels, tablecloths make statement in bedroom, bathroom, kitchen ). % 3 The Rev. Father Mark Mlay will embark on another trip to the Moshi district of his native Tanzania in June to continue expanding an orphanage and Catholic school he opened in 2015 with the Adorer Missionary Sisters of the Poor. Father Mlay, 60, serves as parochial vicar with St. Clare Catholic Church of North Palm Beach. He said the desire to found the new order was inspired by the preponderance of orphans in and around Moshi „ many of whom lost their par-ents in an earlier AIDS epidemic. In 2012 I consulted with the bishop of the Moshi Diocese in Tan-zania and he gave us permission to found that new order,Ž he said. We worked on purchasing a piece of Local priest helps African orphanage and school SEE PRIEST, A18 X UBER CARWhat happens in an B{...does not stay in an Uber car}Lurid tales from a driver who dishes all the stories, with feet photos to bootBY JAN NORRISjnorris@” LAME IT ON THE RODEO. I was introduced to Uber through my friend, Adriana. She was driving to supplement two other jobs, including selling at the greenmarkets. One day I saw a Facebook post of her laughing, posing in her car with four hand-some bull riders from the rodeo circuit. Just picked up these fun, polite guys.Ž They hailed from out West. Staying at a Jupiter hotel, they were in town to ride bulls somewhere nearby. (I figured at the Brighton Reservations rodeo.) Her story about them tipped me in my SEE UBER, A14 X INSIDE: BECOME AN UBER DRIVER TOO A16 COURTESY PHOTO These children are among the 140 orphans cur-rently living and learning at the Adorer Mission-ary Sisters of the Poor.BY STEVEN J. SMITHssmith@” MLAY


A2 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY We deliver for you. At St. Marys Medical Center, weve been helping families bring healthy, happy babies into the world for more than 75 years. Thousands of expectant parents over three generations have selected our award-winning services, renowned team of compassionate professionals, and our Birthplace Suites because of the peace of mind that we deliver. But we dont do it for the recognition. At St. Marys, were a caring family of highly experienced labor and delivery professionals helping families just like yours to grow and thrive. From births with no complications to those requiring our advanced Level III NICU, we deliver for you. Schedule a tour today. Call 844-447-4687 or visit OPINIONWhile you were goneWelcome back, snowbirds. We full-timers know you are now fully arrived. The extended wait at popular restaurants, cars trolling for parking, and the multiple lan-guages spoken at the grocery checkout are dead giveaways. Youre excited to be here, ready to join in the yearlong party you imagine goes on in your absence. But it isnt so. This version of Florida only exists in the tourism brochures. We locals do understand why you come. Florida is a little bit of heaven on Earth. However, some of us confess to having mixed emotions about it. Tourism is the states biggest industry. Welcoming tons of visitors is what we do. All Floridians are in the hospitality business by default. One hundred million visitors annually generate $224 million every day they are here. More is bet-terŽ is entrenched in the states economy. Besides, visitors to Florida dont all come at the same time. Nonetheless, it is a ceaseless wave of humanity rolling over the state. It is as if, on any given weekend, the entire popula-tion of Indiana packs up and comes to Florida to go glamping in your backyard. More tourists visit Florida on a single day than live in 13 states, including the aforesaid Indiana. The states environment is declining and threatened by the relentlessness of the development to accommodate more and more people. We who love Florida are, in effect, loving it to death, embracing the population boom at the expense of a sus-tainable future. We treat and consume the states environmental resources as if they are a disposable commodity. One day, to our dismay, we will have proven ourselves correct. Visitors who love this state or yearn to become full-time Floridians have a stake in working to save it. You can do this by edu-cating yourself about what goes on when you are not looking. It will inject some reality into your devotion to paradise and the challenges we face in trying to save whats left of it. Here are some highlights from past Florida news to get you started. Billions of gallons of nasty, freshŽ water is routinely pumped out of Lake Okeechobee and released into prime salt-water estuaries along South Floridas Gulf and Atlantic coasts. It produces putrid algae blooms, fouls beaches and estuaries, kills aquatic life, oysters and millions of fish, destroys acres of sea grass and threat-ens human health. The releases appear as a gigantic, freshwater flush from a toxic toilet, straight piped into the aqua blue waters of Floridas most important coastal waters. We know how to fix this, but our lawmakers lack the political will. Big Sugar has their backs. Zika is here. Blame our tropical climate and the millions who visit the state from places where Zika thrives. There were more than 1,200 Zika cases reported here, approximately a fifth resulting from home-grown Zika-bearing mosquitoes. Vigorous monitoring and extensive spraying of larvicides are eliminating the threat, at least for now. The bad news? Zika will be back next summer, when Floridas rainy season begins. But you should know, water managers report Florida had the driest November on record for 121 years. This might be a silver lining in fighting Zika if the con-comitant sea level rise associated with climate change doesnt drown the states coastlines. Earlier this summer, Florida regulators approved new water quality standards. They increase the levels of 23 cancer-caus-ing toxins permitted in Floridas rivers and streams. The amount of Benzene allow-able tripled. Benzene is a carcinogenic chemical in the toxic waters produced by fracking. Fracking is not yet allowed in Florida, but the industry is lobbying to overturn the ban. The downsides are considerable. In addition to endangering fresh water supplies, fracking produces air pollution, toxic waste, earthquakes, sinkholes, con-taminates soil, threatens public health with suspected increases of cancer, respiratory illness and birth defects. The millions of gallons of toxic wastewater produced by fracking is disposed of by pumping it deep underground. Floridas porous, limestone rock hosts the states freshwater aquifers within the same geology. Unrelated to fracking, last August, a 45-foot wide, 300-foot deep sinkhole opened under a gypsum stack at a phos-phate plant in Polk County. It emptied 215 million gallons of acidic and contami-nated water into the Floridan Aquifer. The aquifer covers the entire state (and parts of four others). It supplies drinking water for an estimated 10 million people. Three weeks passed before the public was informed. Polluted water is still draining into the sinkhole. Heres a surprising fact: Florida had 92,000 hit-and-run crashes last year. But did you know the state broke its record for hit-and-run road kills of endangered panthers? Thirty-nine of the big cats were flattened out of an estimated population of 100 to 180 adults. Panthers need more habitat if the species is to survive. We know it. They know it, too. They are not flinging themselves into the headlights to commit suicide. If anyone in Tallahassee gives a damn, they arent saying. Maybe you could help with that. Q „ Leslie Lilly is a native Floridian who writes frequently on issues of politics, public policy and philanthropy, earning national recognition for her leadership in the charitable sector. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. Email her at and read past blog posts on Tumblr at leslie


Suering From Shoulder Pain? Anand Panchal, DO Orthopedic Surgeon Thursday, January 19 @ 6-7pm Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 4The most movable joint in the body, the shoulder is also one of the most potentially unstable joints. Join us for an informative presentation, where Dr. Anand Panchal will discuss shoulder replacements and other surgical repairs available at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. Light dinner and refreshments will be served. Registration is required. Hands-Only Adult CPR Class Tuesday, January 17 @ 6:30-7pm Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue // Station 1 4425 Burns Road, Palm Beach GardensEective bystander CPR provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victims chance of survival. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center sponsors a monthly CPR class for the community, held at PBG Fire Rescue. Local EMS give a hands-only CPR demonstration and review Automated External De“brillator use. Participants practice their new skills on CPR manikins. Reservations are required. Help Take Control of Your AFib Marcelo Jimenez, MD Cardiac Electrophysiologist Thursday, January 12 @ 6-7pm Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 3Approx. 2.7 million Americans experience atrial “brillation. Join Dr. Marcelo Jimenez, a cardiac electrophysiologist on the medical sta at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, to learn risk factors, symptoms and treatment options. Light dinner and refreshments will be served. JANUARY Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center | 3360 Burns Road | Palm Beach Gardens | PBGMC.comFOR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL855.387.5864 Heart Attack Risk Assessment (blood pressure, BMI, glucose and cholesterol) Wednesday, January 11 @ 8-11am Osteoporosis Screenings Thursday, January 19 @ 9am-1pm Take steps toward being heart healthy! Visit to Receive a FREE Cookbook! FREE COMMUNITY SCREENINGS COMMUNITY EVENTS & LECTURES All screenings held at: Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Smoking Cessation Classes Several One-hour Sessions Wednesday, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1, 8 @ 5:30-6:30pm Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center // Classroom 4Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has teamed up with The Area Health Education Center to provide education on the health eects related to tobacco use, the bene“ts of quitting and what to expect. Participants learn to identify triggers and withdrawal symptoms and brainstorm ways to cope. Reservations are required.


COMMENTARYStaying safe This is going to be a lot of fun, this 2017 „ and statistically a lot safer for celebrities, at least, who just cant keep dying at this rate. But on the off chance its not safer I recommend all celebrities build bomb shelters and sit quietly inside until someone tells them its safe to come out. Everybody else should, too, come to think of it. The year and even the rest of the decade will likely be a soup pot of Cold War values, a refresher course in the once-upon-a-bomb-shelter-time many Americans remember with sen-timental affection. And thats not safe. We started this recipe by electing a president who will man up „ to the nuclear codes (red b uttons dont scare The Donald), to trade on our terms, to noble American ideals that even predate the Cold War, such as Manifest Destiny (if its there and were Americans, we just take it). Into that chemiological broth like toxic mushrooms we toss the old Soviet values and strategies of former KGB hotshot Vladimir Putin. And then for spicy heat we add the Tien Tsin-chile Chinese, almost 1.5 billion of them, already old hands at cyber warfare and now with a formidable drone-stealing Navy and an economic system that Mr. Trump seems intent on disdaining, like a guy poking a crocodile with a stick. Theyre going to mess with us, I assure you. So yes, bomb shelters for all, which, by the way, will help boost the economy. A quick glance at the opportunities shows me this advertisement right up front: Bombnado, $18,999 with NBC Air „ Americas No. 1 Bunker.Ž I didnt know we had a No. 1 bunker; thank God we do. Looking for dealers,Ž the ad continues (that means jobs, people). Ameni-ties: NBC Air Filtration System, Underfloor storage, Hydraulic lift hatch, Lock-able entry doorƒŽ Just like the good old days. Bomb shelters used to be fashionable subur-ban-home design features in America „ this was back when Vladimir Putin and Roger Williams were both proud 10-year-olds, about 1962 or 63. Vladdy probably sat around Leningrad as it was then called, his hometown, eating potatoes and wearing no shirt in the snow, and playing with his little plastic war toys while he dreamed of assassinations on the streets of Moscow, London or New York and nuke strikes on Washington and NORAD. No doubt Vladdy had a toy Tu-95 strategic bomber set and a scowling 5-inch KGB agent in a dirty plastic topcoat, a Soviet version of a G.I. Joe that came complete with Vodka breath and could shout, REVOLYUTSI-YA!Ž if you jerked its chain. Roger, meanwhile, sat around eating venison harvested by him and his old man from land in the Rocky Moun-tains his forbears stole from the Ute Indians (Manifest Destiny, again). He still thought the world was all about cowboys, Indians and Army guys, which he laid out near a squadron of plastic P-38s, P-47s and P-51s thrown in because the names of those sleek World War II fighters were so cool: Lightning, Thun-derbolt and Mustang. Roger wandered off into his adult life, finally, dreaming of riding high in the saddle, doing the right thing and finding true l ove, suggesting a troubling lack of merchant ambition or realism; he start-ed at the University of Kansas. Vladdy marched purposefully off into his adult life, finally, dreaming of slinking through the shadows of doorways and alleys and doing the wrong thing, suggesting an endless appetite for power and control; he started at Leningrad State University. Nobody was worried about the Chinese, then, except Rogers grandfather, a cowboy who always said theyd be the ones to watch. Vladdys grandfather presumably went around singing hymns of the Rev-olution and repeating cute little ditties like this: Cut their bloody throats and throw them in the moats.Ž And now were toe-deep in 2017, when Vladdys father and grandfather have departed the world, and so have Rog-ers. But Vladdy and Roger still share something besides martial instincts and a simmering animosity toward each other: They share The Donald. The Donald is Rogers next president and Vladdys old pal. Im not yet sure what the consequences of this fact might be, but I do want to point out just two more things. One: Americans stand firmly behind Donald Trump. We know that because a woman named Janet Tomas, from North Port, told my fellow Florida Weekly columnist Leslie Lilly that Donald swept the 2016 election by winning 3,084 of the total 3,141 counties in the United States. She was repeating information presented a month ago by the incoming vice president, Mike Pence, and its right, according to, a non-partisan fact-checker: Mr. Trump won in a county landslide, even though he lost the popular vote by 2.8 million votes.Ms. Tomas failed to add, however, that states like Kansas, with 105 coun-ties and about 2.9 million residents, or South Dakota with 66 counties and about 855,000 residents, do pretty well in a counties-for-president election compared to states like Florida. We have 20.7 million residents now, but only 67 counties.As it turns out, those other states and counties are ideal for bomb shel-ters, because nobody „ not Vladdy, not some wacko Chinese general, not the North Koreans „ is going to bother to bomb Kansas or South Dakota or, for example, most of the state of Texas, with 254 counties, if he can hit New York, Washington, NORAD or (just to be mean-spirited), Miami with all its Commie-hating Cubans. Point two: In addition to building bomb shelters, I recommend not only celebrities but good, sensible, make-America-great-again citizens move to South Dakota or central Kansas or west Texas. And build their bomb shelters there. Itll help make 2017 a lot safer. Q A4 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherBarbara Shaferbshafer@floridaweekly.comEditor Scott Reporters & ContributorsLeslie Lilly Roger Williams Evan Williams Janis Fontaine Robyn Roberts Mary Thurwachter Amy Woods Steven J. Smith Andy Spilos Ron HayesPresentation Editor Eric Raddatzeraddatz@floridaweekly.comGraphic DesignersChris Andruskiewicz Hannah Arnone Alisa Bowman Amy Grau Paul Heinrich Linda Iskra Kathy Pierotti Meg Roloff Scott Sleeper Sales and Marketing ExecutivesAlyssa Liplesaliples@floridaweekly.comSales and Marketing AssistantBetsy Jimenez Circulation ManagerWillie AdamsCirculationEvelyn Talbot Headley Darlington Clarissa Jimenez Giovanny Marcelin Brent Charles Published by Florida Media Group LLCPason Gaddispgaddis@floridaweekly.comJeffrey Culljcull@floridaweekly.comJim Street Address: 11380 Prosperity Farms Road, Suite 103 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 Phone 561.904.6470 n Fax: 561.904.6456 Subscriptions:Call 561.904.6470 or visit us on the web at and click on subscribe today.One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state ption s: ailed subscription .95 in-county $52.95 5 st ta in5 70 647 647 .6 4.6 .64 04 04 b he we e web th y y. ekl ekly ee ee o o cri cri sc b ptions: y y nty nty te te a at ate tate -st -sta Who’s the boss?Donald Trump was supposed to take over the Republican Party, but the ques-tion going forward will be whether the Republican Party takes over him. So far the early legislative agenda of Republicans after the Trump revolution is shaping up to be what you would have expected prior to the Trump revolution. Its a c ookie-c utter GOP program that any Republican who ran for president in the past 40 years would feel comfortable signing, with its prospective centerpiece being another round of across-the-board tax cuts. This is why the Democratic approach to Trump so far, besides being insane, is wrongheaded. The Democrats are pre-paring to fight what they consider a klep-tocratic handmaiden of Vladimir Putin, an unprecedented threat to the Ameri-can republic that justifies cockamamie schemes like calling for the Electoral Col-lege to ignore the results of the election. There is no doubt that Trump is unlike any prior president. But Democrats will in all likelihood find their opposition to Trump running in a familiar rut „ Repub-licans are heartless tools of corporations and the wealthy. They dont care if people lose their health insurance. They are cut-ting taxes for the rich. They are deregulat-ing bankers. Etc., etc. The candidate who issued thunderous jeremiads during the campaign against a globalized elite that had literally stolen from small-town America has assembled a Cabinet that by and large could have been put together by Ted Cruz, or for that matter, Mitt Romney. Then theres the congressional agenda. The early indications are that Republi-cans will pass a partial repeal of Obam-acare out of the gate that could further destabilize the laws rickety exchanges and lead to people losing their insurance. Next, congressional Republicans want to move on to large-scale tax reform. The starting point will likely be House Speak-er Paul Ryans already well-developed plan for across-the-board income-tax cuts and a lower corporate tax rate. For all its merit, Ryans reform could have been incubated by any conservative think tank before anyone imagined Trump might run for president, let alone win. Whats the point in having a populist Republican in the White House if congressional Republicans cant find a way to couple some replacement measures with their Obamacare repeal to give people other options for getting health insur-ance? Or if congressional Republicans cant make their tax plan more oriented toward the middle class, perhaps includ-ing a cut in payroll taxes? All of this is subject to change, and Trump can potentially blow up the best-laid plans of congressional Republicans with one tweet. Of course, Trump will be heard from on infrastructure, trade and immigration, where he is in a different place than much of his party. Neither wing of the GOP may like it, but the Reaganites and the populists are now in an uneasy alliance. It behooves the champions of a highly traditional Republi-can platform to think about what Trumps victory means and to be more mindful than in the past of the interests of work-ing-class voters. And it behooves Trump the firebrand to consider the responsibili-ties of governing. There is a balance to be struck. The Republican establishment may welcome a more normalŽ Trump, but so, in the end, will Democrats. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly roger


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 A5 A Cn H 605 South Olive Avenue • West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 655-3109 • www.andersonshardware.comAVAILABLE THROUGH DR. MICHAEL PAPA Chiropractor | Clinic Director Get Back in the Game Full Physical Therapy Facility Treat Neck Pain, Back Pain and Sciatica caused by t BULGING/HERNIATED DISCS t DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE t FACET SYNDROME t FAILED BACK SURGERYWITHOUT THE USE OF DRUGS, INJECTIONS OR SURGERY AUTO ACCIDENT? School Physical Camp Physic al, Sports Ph ysical $20 GIFT CERTIFICATEThis certi cate applies to consultation and examination and must be presented on the date of the rst visit. This certi cate will also cover a prevention evaluation for Medicare recipients The patient and any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service, examination or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Expires 1/19/2017.$150VALUE COMPLIMENTARY CHIROPRACTICEXAMINATION & CONSULTATION PAPA CHIROPRACTIC & PHYSICAL THERAPY XXX1BQB$IJSPDPNt 25 Years in Jupiter & Palm Beach Gardens! WE ACCEPT MOST INSURANCE PLANS DR. ALESSANDRA COL"NChiropractor PALM BEACH GARDENS 9089 N. Military Trail, Suite 37 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410561.630.9598 PORT ST. LUCIE9109 South US Hwy One Port St. Lucie, FL 34952772.337.1300 JUPITER 2632 Indiantown Road Jupiter, FL 33458561.744.7373 4 4 5 5 6 6 COURTESY PHOTOMore than 1,000 onlookers gathered Dec. 27 on Juno Beach to wave goodbye to loggerhead sea turtle “Nicklen,” released into the ocean after rehabilitation at Loggerhead Marinelife Cen-ter. Nicklen was found last October floating in the Jupiter Inlet near DuBois Park with numer-ous barnacles covering its shell and flippers and a buoyancy issue most likely caused by an infection in the intestines. After antibiotics and fluids, LMC’s hospital staff medically cleared Nicklen for release. Nicklen was named in honor of National Geographic photographer and marine biologist Paul Nicklen, a globally acclaimed photographer who has devoted his life to igniting conversations about the planet’s health — including speaking at LMC’s Eighth Annual Go Blue Awards Luncheon last October.


A6 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY Assisted Living Facility # Pending Welcome to HarborChase of Palm Beach Gardens A perfect blend of modern amenities and classic sophistication. Opening in the spring of 2017, HarborChase truly represents the next level in senior living. e wait is almost over! Come by the Sales Center today to learn more about the exceptional lifestyle you will enjoy every day. Welcome to the next level in senior living. Call today to learn about our Charter Club and the many bene“ts of joining! (561) 536-3847 3000 Central Gardens Circle Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 Palm Beach Gardens Newest Community P ET TALESCat facts and quieting barking dogs BY DR. MARTY BECKER, KIM CAMPBELL THORNTON AND MIKKEL BECKERUniversal UclickQ The CATalyst Councils Stats on Cats rounds up interesting info on our feline friends. Did you know that accord-ing to a 2013-2014 pet ownership survey by the American Pet Products Associa-tion, 25 percent of cat owners have used some type of training device for their cat? Three percent of cat owners have purchased pet health insurance. Only 40 percent of cat owners had taken their cat to the veterinarian in the past year. Nine-ty-one percent of cats had been spayed or neutered. There are no drawbacks to owning a cat, according to 19 percent of the respondents. Q If your dog barks excessively while youre away from the house, it can be frustrating trying to figure out how to get him to stop. To solve the problem, look for devices that reward dogs at a distance by monitoring barking and rewarding periods of quiet. Other monitors include activity collars and camera systems that allow owners to observe a dogs activity and behavior during the day, permit inter-active games to keep the dog occupied during the day and dispense food rewards when the dog is quiet. To find one, search online for electronic pet treat dispensers, or ask your veterinarian or dog trainer for a recommendation. Q Pet Q & A: Hungry cat must stay off table BY MIKKEL BECKERUniversal UclickQ: Our 10-year-old cat has recently begun demanding table food. When we sit down to eat at the dinner table, he jumps on top of it. I immediately pick him up and put him on the floor. This is repeated several times. Today, I was eating soup and ignored him, so he pawed my ear. What do you suggest for behavior modification? Im thinking of putting him in the bathroom while we eat. A: You are fighting a battle on two fronts: the feline love of being up high, and your cats desire to share your food, which is obviously more interesting than his own. Youre on the right track as far as being consistent about putting him back on the floor right away when he jumps up on the table. Dont do it in an angry manner; be matter-of-fact, but dont let him get away with it. I have some other suggestions as well. One is to feed him before you sit down to eat. If he has already eaten, he may be less interested in checking out your food. You may also try teaching him to go to an alternative space, such as a nearby perch „ where he can be up off the ground and still see you „ or the sofa or his bed. Reinforce your cat being in this spot by reward-ing him intermittently with a treat, attention or play. Conversely, make the tabletop unpleasant by covering it with alumi-num foil. Cats dont like the feel of it beneath their paws. Theres also nothing wrong with putting your cat in a different area, such as the bathroom, while you eat. Its a valid way of managing the problem and can be a great strategy until your cat learns to stay off the table during meals. Q Pets of the Week>> Simba is a 9-year-old, 8-pound male miniature pinscher that is loving and well behaved.>> Juno is a 1-yearold, female cat that is always on the hunt for affection. To adopt or foster a petThe Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of the Palm Beaches is at 3100/3200 Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Adoptable pets and other information can be seen at For adoption information, call 686-6656. >> Kate is a 5-year-old, female tabby that is very friendly with people and other cats,and loves to play.>> Screach is a 4-yearold, female black cat. She’s very lovable, with a squeaky voice. Her favorite activity is being brushed. To adopt or foster a catAdopt A Cat is a freeroaming cat rescue facility at 1125 Old Dixie Highway, Lake Park. The shelter is open to the public by appointment. Call 848-4911, Option 5. For information and photos of other adoptable cats, Q Its Local.Its Entertaining.Its Mobile. Got Download? Its FREE! Visit us online at The iPad AppSearch Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today.iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All rights reserved.


A8 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY Learn more at Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. An essential key to preventing heart disease is knowing and managing personal risk factors. Jupiter Medical Center is offering heart health screenings to promote heart health. Life is too important to skip a beat.Heart Health Screenings include: t3JTLBTTFTTNFOUt)FJHIUBOEXFJHIU t #PEZNBTTJOEFYt$IPMFTUFSPMBOEHMVDPTFUFTU t&,( t#MPPEQSFTTVSFBOEIFBSUSBUFt$PVOTFMJOHXJUIBDBSEJBDOVSTF Appointments are required. Call Gail Cooper-Parks at 561-263-4437.For your convenience, screenings are being held at:Jupiter Medical Center 1025 Military Trail, Suite 200, Jupiter Heart Health Screenings are only $69. BEHIND THE WHEELFive of the worst automotive misfiresThe New Year is about letting go of grievances and car companies are no exception. So as part of a fresh start, were going to bury the hatchet on five offenders.Fiat 500CThe Fiat 500Cs full-length powerfolding roof brings some fun to the sub-$20,000 economy car segment. In fact, its the cheapest drop-top on the market for 2017. We just wished Fiat kept a little bit of that discount to add a backup camera. When the roof is down, the canvas takes up the entire section that was once devoted to a rear window. This turns the rear into a blind spot capable of hiding a few children „ yes, its that dangerous. Fiat combats this with a standard rear radar system, but even in our review last year, we said that wasnt enough. Backup cameras are no longer a feature reserved for luxury vehicles. Its now standard on many economy cars, includ-ing the $16K Honda Fit and the $13K Chevrolet Spark. But the vehicle that really needs it the most doesnt even have it on the options list. Its now a short-term problem, because all cars sold in the U.S.A. will have backup cameras by the spring of 2018. We just wish Fiat would have taken some initiative years ago.Stop-Start systemsNewer cars now shut the engine off when idling in everything from traffic to the shopping mall pick-up. The constant restarting doesnt hurt the vehicle, but Florida drivers already feel the annoy-ing byproduct. Many stop-start systems do not have provisions to continue the air conditioning, and so warm air is being circulated until the engine starts up again. Its a problem that exists on various vehicles from Fords to Jaguars. The vast majority of these systems can be over-ridden, but they really do help with fuel economy and the environment. So, stop-start systems dont need to be elimi-nated, but we just wish some engineers would spend a summer in South Florida before going to production.Hyundai Elantra EcoThe Hyundai Elantra has the kind of long feature list and low price that makes other car companies nervous. But this winning formula has an Achilles heel... or more appropriately, an Achil-les transmission. The Elantras Eco model is only available with the EcoShift dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox. Developed from racecar technology, this automated manual transmission offers Hyundais performance models the ease of an automatic unit and quicker shifts than a standard gearbox. It also can keep the Elantra Ecos 1.4-liter turbo motor from losing power during shifts. Unfortunately in a car tuned for efficiency, the transmissions electronic brain feels like a teenager learning a manual transmission as the car jerks and hesitates through normal driving conditions.Hyundai had good intensions with the EcoShift. But it only returns about three mpg more than the standard Elantra „ that one comes with a more power-ful motor and a conventional automatic transmission. Thus, the Elantra remains a good buy, but the Eco version is not worth the hassle or the $3,500 more in price.Chevrolet Trax Midnight EditionThe 2016 Chevrolet Trax Midnight Edition had all the right potential. It could add some cool blacked-out machismo to Chevys ultra-cute econ-omy crossover for a reasonable $500 package. Unfortunately, the only way to get it was with the top LTZ trim. In total, it added more than a 25 percent hike to the Traxs $21K base price. This little crossovers only real sin is greed „ Chevrolet is far from the only one to do it, but this one is worth singling out. Its already hard enough trying to sell a new economy vehicle against a sea of pre-owned offerings. But now the special edition Trax had dealers offering a tiny crossover with a price that was approaching two rungs up Chevys size ladder. Thats also likely why the Midnight Edition has not been confirmed for the refreshed 2017 model.Jeep logosTheres a fun little game played by Jeep employees „ everyone from the executives to the salespeople. They like to see if the public can find how many places the company logo is hidden with-in their vehicles. Many car companies utilize these Easter eggŽ designs, but Jeep goes well beyond just a cool little logo etched in the headlight rim. The seven-slot grille of the iconic World War II Jeep is found on top of the windshield, across the interior rear hatch, embedded in the headlights, embossed in the change cubby, around the speaker grille, and many other places. So as Jeep keeps adding these logos (especially to the Wrangler and Renegade models), so what was once a fun side fea-ture now feels like the car is asking Do you still like me?Ž every time a new one is discovered. The brand is being diluted, and thats not fair to a war hero. Q myles


$10bealls buck$FOR EVERY $50 YOU SPENDGET Receive $10 Bealls Bucks (January 4-10, 2017) when you make a qualifying merchandise purchase of $50 or more (before taxes) in Bealls Department Stores only. Maximum of $120 Bealls Bucks awarded per customer. Bealls Bucks have no cash value and can be redeemed in-store (Ja nuary 11 & 12, 2017) only at Bealls Department St ores. Bealls Bucks must be presented and surrendered at time of purchase; any remaining balance will be forfeited. Bealls Bucks c annot be earned on purchases of gift cards or applied to prior purchases, gift cards, taxes or existing Bealls Florida credit balances. Bealls Bucks will be applied before any percent o total purchase discounts. Oer cannot be earned or co mbined with Employee discount. OP12 Go to for hours, locations and the latest deals! Bealls stores & are operated by Beall’s Department St ores, Inc. and Beall’s Westgate Corporation. Coupon valid for one time use on a qualifying merchandise purchase in Bealls Department Stores, by phone at 800-569-9038, on Click & Find kiosks and on only. Coupon must be presented & surrendered at time of purchase. Limit one (1) coupon per purchase. Cannot be applied to prior purchases, gift card purchases, existing Bealls Florida credit balances, taxes, or shipping charges and cannot be used with Employee Discount or any other oer. Dollar-o discounts will be applied before any percent-o total purchase discounts. Coupon is applied to qualifying items on a prorated basis; returns will be credited at the return price on your receipt. EXCLUSIONS: Cobian, Columbia, Gumbies, Huk’, La Blanca, Levis, Melissa & Doug, Natural Life, Night Ize, Nike, Pelagic, Sakroots, Sawyer, Simply Southern, Southern Fried Cotton’, Under Armour, select premium comfort shoe brands and other brands listed at Not valid at Bealls Outlet. Bealls stores & are operated by Bealls Department Stores, Inc. and Bealls Westgate Corporation. CP01 Use promo code RESORT on$10OFFVALID WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4 SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2017 a $50 or more purchaseSHOP MORE SAVINGS IN-STORE & AT BEALLSFLORIDA.COM Resort


A10 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLYBRODIGAN PHOTOGRAPHY BRODIGAN PHOTOGRAPHY LikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalm Beach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area event s than we can “ t in the newspaper. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to society@” SOCIETY Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches’ annual Imagine the Possiblities luncheon at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach 1. Sydelle Sonkin, Ellen Falk, Paula Lustbader and Suzanne Holmes 2. Alana Faintuch, Jennifer Kryshka and Cara Ovadia 3. Jennifer Goldin and Liz Reitman 4. Marlene Silver and Edith Gelfand 5. Michelle Lobovitz, Vivian Leiberman and Eileen Berman 6. Nini Krever and Harriet Miller 7. Tami Baldinger and Paula Lustbader 8. Vivian Leiberman and Barbara Mines 1. Paula Lustbader Sydelle Sonkin and Tami Baldinger 2. Amy Devore and Erin Forster 3. Benjamin Schreier and Lisa Schreier 4. Zelda Mason, Keith Braun and Traci Pincourt Braun 5. Joel Yudenfreund, Michelle Jacobson, Paula Lustbader and Vivian Lieberman 6. Andrea Greenspan, Sandra Krakoff and Nini Krever 7. Lori Colclasure, Liz Reitman, Micki Liebowitz and Ellen Kaufman 8. Beth Wayne and Sarah Rogers 9. Jessica Lifshitz and Jen Goldin 10 Mona Joffe, Jay Bauer and Eileen Berman 1 5 6 7 8 2 9 3 4 1 6 7 8 2 4 3 5 Jewish Women’s Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches’ trustee luncheon at Table 26 in West Palm Beach 10


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 NEWS A11ANDY SPILOS / FLORIDA WEEKLY LikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalm Beach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area event s than we can “ t in the newspaper. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to society@” SOCIETY Habitat for Humanity house dedication in West Palm Beach 1. Bob Strobino, Joe Gianna, Kristi Moyer and Susan Lerner 2. Jermaine Fulton, Whitney Fulton, Isaiah Fulton, Trinity Fulton and Malachi Fulton 3. Malachi Fulton, Trinity Fulton, Isaiah Fulton, Whitney Fulton, Catherine Fulton and Douglas Fulton 4. Brad Jankowski, Carlos Serrano and Bernie Godek 5. Erin Maddocks, Nicholas O’Neal and Kerry Colvett 6. Candice Phelan and Whitney Fulton 7. Whitney Fulton, Jermaine Fulton and Sylvia Moffet 8. Troy Maschmeyer, Amy Brand and Bill Unger 1 3 5 7 2 4 6 8


A12 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY Complete Care in One State-of-the-Art Facility‡ &RQYHQLHQW3DOP%HDFK*DUGHQV/RFDWLRQ ‡ ,PSODQWDQG&RVPHWLF'HQWLVWU\ ‡ *HQHUDODQG5HVWRUDWLYH'HQWLVWU\ ‡ )XOO\(TXLSSHGZLWKWKH/DWHVW7HFKQRORJ\ ‡ '&76FDQVDQG'LJLWDO;UD\V ‡ ,9DQG2UDO6HGDWLRQ&HUWLILHG ‡ 7HHWK1H[W'D\ ‡ =LUFRQLD,PSODQW%ULGJH PGA 7KHSDWLHQWDQGDQ\RWKHUSHUVRQUHVSRQVLEOHIRUSD\PHQW KDVDULJKWWRUHIXVHWRSD\FDQFHOSD\PHQWRUEHUH LPEXUVHGIRUDQ\RWKHUVHUYLFHH[DPLQDWLRQRUWUHDWPHQW WKDWLVSHUIRUPHGDVDUHVXOWRIDQGZLWKLQKRXUV RIUHVSRQGLQJWRWKHDGYHUWLVHPHQWIRUWKHIUHHGLVFR XQWHGIHHRUUHGXFHGIHHVHUYLFHH[DPLQDWLRQRUWUHDW PHQW&RPSUHKHQVLYH([DPLQDWLRQ')XOO0RXWK'LJLWDO ;UD\' Tim After Tim Before “ I’ve always been unhappy with my smile, but I was too nervous to have the work done. With the IV sedation, I never felt a thing and the results are amazing.” – Tim PGA Advanced Dentistry provides patients with leading-edge procedures in cosmetic, implant, and restorative dentistry, so you can have the s mile you’ve always dreamed of. Dr. Jay Ajmo, D.D.S., DABOI LVRQHRI6RXWK)ORULGDVOHDGLQJ GHQWLVWVWUHDWLQJSDWLHQWVZLWKWKHKLJKHVWOHYHORIFDUHVLQF H 'U$MPRLVRQHRIRQO\GHQWLVWVZRUOGZLGHWRKROGD'LSOR PDWH &HUWLILFDWLRQZLWKWKH$PHULFDQ%RDUGRI2UDO,PSODQWRORJ\ Trust your smile to an expert. For your Complimentary Consultation or second opinion, call 561.627.8666. ,QFOXGHV1R&KDUJH)XOO0RXWK;UD\ )DLUZD\'ULYH6XLWH | 3DOP%HDFK*DUGHQV)/ Are You Suffering from Failing and Missing Teeth, or Wearing Dentures? I can eat anything and they feel so QDWXUDO,WVUHDOO\LPSURYHGP\DSSHDUDQFHDQGERRVWHGP\FRQGHQFH7KDQN\RX'U$MPR -Denise LikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalm Beach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area event s than we can “ t i n SOC I Palm Beach Symphony gives the gift of music to 1 2 3 4 5 2 1 Peggy Johnson and Deanna Stepanian


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 NEWS A13 11310 Legacy Avenueat Legacy PlacePalm Beach Gardens, FL 33410Walk-in Urgent Care Available7 Days a Week n the newspaper. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to socie ty@” ANDY SPILOS / FLORIDA WEEKLY I ETY local students at The Beach Club in Palm Beach 1. Dale McNulty and Marietta McNulty 2. David McClymont and Suzy Rosenbaum 3. Jamie Nogueiras, Karla Sordo, Russell Binkley and Dina Hanson 4. Florence Seiler, Michelle Martin-Carr and Jenn Whitaker 5. Gudrun Sawerthal, Andy Andiric and Sevi Sari 6. Linda Catalano, Flory Cardinale and Arlene Murphy 7. Gina Sabean and Kathy Strother 8. Caroline Kehs and Jennifer Gore 9. Liz Quirantes and Phil Reagan 10. Emily Mazilu and Beklys Mazilu 11. Ron Backer and Barbara Backer 6 7 8 9 10 11


A14 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLYdecision to try rideshare driving. I applied, was accepted, and started driving in late September. Im still at it. Truthfully, Im in it more for the pas-sengers and their stories. The money is a bonus, more or less covering my expenses with some left over. Since ridesharing has become so universal a service, its an interesting insight into our world „ a very rich one, if you listen. You get everyone: all ages, from all over the world, with all different views. People are willing to talk openly, especially when I tell them Im a reporter. Are you videotaping me?Ž No; Im not even going to use your name, I tell them. Only their first initial and if permitted, a photo of their shoes, proving they were riding in my back (or front) seat. I do sometimes record long conversations „ asking their permission, and its always a yes. For quick riders, I jot a few key direct quotes at lights and in parking lots. Conversations run the gamut from politics (now waning), to sports (every-body was for the Cubs), to work (a lot of hospitality folks), relationships or lack thereof, and often, tourist information (so thats Mar-a-Lago!). Thing is, everyone has a story. Thing is, theyre all about us. And now, some stories. QQQCREWMATESWorkers here on visas from elsewhere are common passengers. Ive driven several country club workers, and crew members from yachts in port here; none have cars and they hire rides while ashore on their crews account. I picked up Z. and friend on a dock one Saturday morning: a gig-gling pair of stewards with cute accents who for about three years have worked and lived aboard a well-known computer titans yacht. Whos that?We cant tell you. But you could look it up „ its called Venus.Ž A lot of people think its ugly,Ž Z. says. But I like it. Its different.Ž (The boatŽ is 206 meters; a supersleek yacht. Its designed by Philippe Starck, at a cost of more than $100 mil-lion. Easy to find on a web search.) They were only going a couple miles to downtown West Palm Beach. They were going to be sailing to Cuba soon „ neither had been, and they were look-ing forward to maybe going ashore. Its dicey, apparently: You cant dock there, you have to anchor offshore.Ž They also werent sure theyd get shore leave, as it were. But even though theyre well traveled, and have visited many other Caribbean island nations, Cuba intrigues them; its the unknown and seems exotic.Ž Z. is from York, England, and her friend is from Mozambique. Sailing is so much fun, usually,Ž Z. says. They dished about the chefs they know from other crews: Theyre the ones with all the stories!Ž Basically, they said, theyre on call all the time, with only a few days off when the boat is in port, though they cant discuss their schedule or anything about their boat. Our owner is nice, so thats all good.Ž Its as much as they would say. But they did talk about other boats. Some owners are ultra demanding.Ž They say one chef compares it to slav-ery with travel benefits; theyre glad they have it fairly easy. Getting to travel is the best part,Ž they agree. Theyve been around the world and met lots of interesting peo-ple. They exchanged smiles. Nope, cant say whom. They were slightly horrified when I asked to take the foot picture, but acquiesced: Thats where were going! To get our pedicures!Ž They left me with a cheery: Youre such fun!Ž Safe travels, girls. QQQBROADWAY-BOUND STUDENTAt least once a week, I get a musician or actor, or a hopeful performer of some ilk. I picked up teen C. at a modest mobile home park. Hes a student at Palm Beach State College, where I dropped him. Today, he was dressed in a jacket and tie, and giggly nervous. His hands were fluttering as he spoke. Im taping an audition for a musical scholarship.Ž Apparently, there were only a few slots for scholarships in this go-around, and he was hoping to snag one. Hes majoring in musical theater; he loves the program at Palm Beach State. Hes looking at three colleges, all in Florida: Rollins, University of Miami, and Nova in Davie. What might he perform for the tryout? Not a Day Goes By from Merrily We Roll Along. Its Sondheim. Its my absolute favorite piece of music! I love that song.Ž However, he says, hell defer to his advisor, who knows my voiceŽ and is a good judge of which music to match it. Hows he feeling about it all on this chilly day „ is the weather going to affect his performance? My voice is good today, I think.Ž It cracked every so slightly as he spoke „ I hope hes right and its just the jitters and giggles. His shoes were shined, though, and he was polished up and his hair was neat; his smile broad. As he left, he told me his last name so I can watch for him on Broadway and say I drove him when he was nobody. Break a leg, kiddo. QQQTHE REHABBEREasily 35 percent of my riders are in rehab and I ferry them to and from meetings, to doctors, or to their group homes. R. was a rehab guy headed home from a Boynton Beach docs office. Very friendly, respectful guy. Tats and piercings, but surprisingly erudite (Im working on that judging thing, I promise). He starts out saying he went offŽ in the doctors office. I take off work to go to the doctor and get a test to see if the meds are working and refill a prescription. They say they cant „ its a one-doctor office, and Ive made this appoint-ment and hes not there! I was so p****d! I kinda went off on them „ saying they could have told me before I spent $80 to get back and forth and now, Ive got to go back this afternoon! But: I have to work on acceptance. I have to just accept this is how it is and move on.Ž R. has a big relationship problem. Shes only 22, and I, like, work 12 hours a day, and she does nothing. I shouldnt have to put a chore list on the refrig-erator for her like a kid. But thats what shes like. I have to tell her to do it or else it wont get done. So I do it. She says, OK, Dad, when I ask her to do ƒ maybe do something. I cook, wash the dishes, vacuum. And go to work.Ž She doesnt work? She wrecked her car and now has no car, but its always some excuse for not doing anything.Ž She was privileged growing up, he says; doesnt know how to be respon-sible for herself; has never lived on her own. This story went on for miles. He likes me: Im suddenly a counselor. So why, I ask, dont you split? Thats just what my brother says. I call him my brother „ hes my gay friend I love more than my brother „ I can trust him in my apartment alone. I wouldnt trust anyone else in my house „ no way! I left him in my house taking a bubble bath „ he buys those bath bombs with all the bubbles. Flamboyantly gay, but I love him like my only brother. I have only sisters. I grew up in a house of women. Hes com-pletely trustworthy. Hes in rehab, too. He thinks I should pack her off. Says I need a real woman, not a little girl. But Im afraid of what shell do. Yeah, shes in rehab. Heres the deal: UBERFrom page 1


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 NEWS A15She just wrecked her car; flipped it. And this so-called other friend was with her. She says they were just talking. I met them at the hospital „ they were OK, a miracle „ right? Not wearing seat belts. No drugs „ it was raining a monsoon.Ž He pauses only briefly. Now, with emphasis: She says she called him because she was thinking of getting high. I asked her why she didnt call me. She says she was afraid Id yell at her and get all crazy. I told her Id never raise my voice or go off on her to help her when shes afraid of sliding.Ž He knows sliding: Hes been in jail for three months after backsliding. Hes now sober six months, and says hes determined to stay that way. Im never going back to that. Ive seen it, and Im not doing it again. I want a woman who might have a family with me someday.Ž But, he has anger issues. In the hospital, Its a good thing the troopers were there: they separated us (the said friend). I was hot. But she said they were just talking.Ž Then: That night I looked on her phone and there were all these text messages „ she hadnt done anything, but her tail was waggin.Ž Things went south after this. I went over to his house „ he lives in a halfway house, too. I was pounding on the door and ready to kick his a**. My friends „ I know everybody there „ stopped me and said, Bro! Youre gonna get arrested and put in jail again.Ž I say she sounds like she needs to grow up. Yeah: I need to let her go. But I feel really bad „ I am afraid shell go out and get high and do something...but I cant trust her, and with me, trust, loyalty „ thats how I was raised. Never lie „ just admit it and get over it and accept. Thats what Im all about now: acceptance.Ž I play mom: I tell him what she does is her journey. Youre so right. But I cant just kick her to the curb. I can find her a rehab house of women, maybe.Ž There, our ride ended. QQQThe TENNIS PROC. is a very polite pro golfer at the moment „ and only 21 years old. I picked him up at a southern Palm Beach County golf course. For now hes teaching golf for the money, but his heart is on the tennis court. Hes getting his certification to coach pro in the U.S. Tennis Association. He was a young, up-and-coming star in the tennis world, with numerous junior titles. But his game was cut short by a severe back injury from an acci-dent. Currently, hes coaching a young Romanian player, one in the top 20 in Europe. Hes very good, but his dad is in the way.Ž The player listens to the young coach, and wants to use only him, but the father is butting in; its creating a conflict thats not good for the players game. Its frustrating.Ž The coach, even so young, has the chops to make the calls. Hes been able to fulfill a dream of hitting against other tennis stars. Like Serena Williams. I was shaking! Im pretty sure she was going easy on me on the court, though.Ž Shes powerful enough to go up against most top mens players, he thinks. She has the power.Ž Hes also hit against Grand Slam winner Andy Roddick, who was nice enough to critique his play, improving his game. I had a buckle in my left arm, and I didnt keep my head down.Ž He started working on both issues, and the wins added up. His style, he says, is aggressive baseline. I run em to death and hardly ever go to the net.Ž Ultimately, he wants to coach kids with promise. I like working with kids and juniors who want to improve. I learn from them, too.Ž Love, love. QQQThe WORKING GIRLMy most entertaining pickup. Yeah. That word: pickup. She, J., kept me waiting at her apartment for 10 minutes while she got her makeup together „ and showered. A guy showed her out. She was meeting a guy (We talked on a dating siteŽ) for a lunch date dressed, well ... like Jessica Rabbit. Shes allegedly a paralegal. (And I invented the internet. Hey „ maybe she knows all about bail and stuff.) Hes been drinking since 8:30. I love guys who drink! All lushy and fun!Ž I see her in my mirror putting on makeup (and shes not bad looking, just a wee bit frayed at the edges). I ask her sincerely for makeup tips. She leans in and proceeds to show me every single thing in her bag and how to apply it. And talks a mile a minute all the while applying this stuff. A bagful! Its easy. Ive been doing this as a model for years. What color are your eyes? Brown. And your skin: Youre ivory-like. You need rose on top (of eye). And get this eyeliner thats like a very fine marker. Black. Stop it right here (touches corner of eye). Some people like to pull it out past the eye but it looks unnatural. And no mascara on the bottom. It gets cakey and runs under your eye.Ž You want the people to look up; eye makeup only on the top draws your eyes up, she explains. Natural is best. See? I look natural.Ž (Shows me how to do all this up close in rear-view mirror kinda breathing on my neck „ thankfully Im in a 25 mph zone all the way and can glance now and then to keep up). Orangey-red or deep pink lipstick. Get it at the dollar store. Dont waste your money at department store coun-ters! Go to Walgreens! A bronzer, eye powder, Maybelline Age Rewind foun-dation: its the BEST! The most important thing: no matter what: Check your makeup every 30 minutes. Fix your bronzer and lipstick. Every 30 minutes „ dont forget! You always want to look pulled together. People think more of you.Ž (I must be low on everyones list: Pulled together means I have shoes that match on both feet.) So in six miles, I got a whole beauty and life lesson. Props though: She looked fabulous when she debarked. Hope her dateŽ went well at City Tap in CityPlace, and that he paid her well. QQQSTRIP CLUB PICKUPI get all kinds of tips: monetary and otherwise. F. was a pretty badŽ golfer here for a business tournament. He was a pick-up at a local strip club known for its steaks. Hes from New Jersey and he called his older teen son to show him how to install and use the Uber app. (I smiled, wondering if he realized Uber will show on a map precisely where he was picked up.) He insisted he had no idea it was a strip club when his buddies took him there; he was told they were just going to a steakhouse. Its not my scene,Ž he said. But I was riding with them, so ended up here. I ate and left.Ž It was quite early, so I tended to believe him; he was headed back to Boca to his hotel. Since the upcoming election was on everyones mind, I asked if he were backing his governor in the race. No way. Im wondering how Christie ever got re-elected in the first place. Hes a crook!Ž He wasnt keen on SEE UBER, A16 X


A16 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLYTrump or Hillary, either. Its going to be interesting.Ž We had a five-mile conversation about politics before moving on to hobbies. Hes a cook, and gardener „ eating and canning what he grows: tomatoes, zucchini, lettuces, carrots, beans, broccoli, and more. My wife is a registered dietitian. Shes got us into really healthy meals.Ž Hes reluctantly following the diet. I still eat red meat, but weve cut way back.Ž He says the new eating plan has improved his health. Ive got more energy. We do juicing, too.Ž Ginger-carrot flavors are best, he says „ some of the green stuff is disgust-ing.Ž From him, I got no money, but gardening tips. Plant herbs all around. Squirrels and rabbits hate basil „ its a good plant to put around the edges of a garden to fend off the freeloaders.Ž I explained how to see what he was charged and rate the driver and sent him on his way. QQQBARTENDEROf course, I exchange recipes. I picked up two bartenders, an older man and younger woman, in Miami Beach. They were coming home from a charity dine-around event; both exhausted after a very long day helping a chef set up, then pouring from their own cock-tail bar. Charity events are a drain, they say: Free food brings out the worst in some. They ask for multiple plates. Some chefs run out of food because of it, and then they get mad. They ask for extra pours,Ž the guy says. They also ask for substitutions „ from the limited prepared foods brought in for the event. Seriously?Ž They kvetched awhile, glad to be going home; discussing what theyll do. You going out tonight?Ž No way. Im going to take a shower, make a salad and go to bed.Ž M., the woman bartender, shared the top recipe from her repertoire with me; I love it because of the name: She Said Yes!Ž She writes on my notepad: Muddle fresh cucumber and raspberry. Add a jigger of Hendricks gin, a splash of sherry, fresh lime juice and simple syrup. Shake with ice; pour into the glass.Ž Garnish with a skewer with a cucumber slice „ and an engagement ring. Cheers! Q UBERFrom page 15Once you start driving for Uber, be prepared to answer everyones curios-ity about it. I was curious, too after seeing the recruitment ads for drivers. The pitch: Work your own schedule, be your own boss, get paid at once and have some fun doing what you probably do anyway: drive. The original premise was drivers were matched to paying riders who were going the same direction they were. All was handled through a phone app. Here are the easy answers: You need to be familiar with the area youre driv-ing, or at least be good at map-reading. Have good people skills and know when to keep quiet and drive. (Elections are over, thankfully.) Be tolerant „ of foul smells, foul language and ideas about music, teams, fashion or society you dont like. Youre going to get them all. (Though My car: my rulesŽ applies, especially to the radio.) Drivers do not have to tolerate obnoxious, dangerous or illegal behavior. Uber has a refund checkbox for those if you discharge a passenger early (always in a safe place, of course).Ratings:Riders rate the drivers and if youre found to be the obnoxious, dangerous or illegal one, youre booted from Uber. Passengers get rated, too; how much weight it carries depends.How to apply? Everything, including the application, is online at Typically you wont meet anyone from Uber in person. The basic requirements for driving UberX „ the most common rideshare platform:Drivers:€ Must be 21 or over with three years of driving experience. € Must have Florida driver license (no commercial one needed). € Must provide Social Security information. € Must pass a background check (includes criminal background check). € Must have clean driving record for seven years. € Must not have a DUI on record.€ Have car insurance in your name.Cars:€ Must be registered in Florida.€ Must be four-door.€ Must be model 2001 or newer „ though this varies by region. € Must pass a safety check. Once you apply and pass the background check „ this could take a week „ you read and sign the contract, get the car inspected for safety at your expense, get the verification code, upload your photo, pick up a sticker, and start driv-ing whenever you want. Theres no quota, though inactivity could cause suspension. Your fares, based on a Monday-Sunday workweek, are handled by the Uber Driver app on the phone, which places riders with you based on your location, or your place in a queue if at the airport. No money exchanges hands and there are no forms to fill out. Transactions are all handled online; your weekly payout is direct deposited. (Any tip money is yours to keep.) Once youve driven enough, you can get an ATM card to which your fares are paid instanta-neously. Detailed account of each ride, with the fare broken out, shows up on your phone in files. How much can you make?Uber says up to $15 an hour (more in some cities). But Ive averaged closer to $9 to $12. An exception was Thanks-giving Eve and fares were surgingŽ „ demand caused fares to skyrocket to five and six times the norm. Luxe car drivers earn more, but a commercial license is needed.How safe are the drivers?Newsreels seem rife with scary Uber stories, but facts „ number of rides winding up in trouble „ dont support widespread crimes against rideshare drivers. Only twice have I been appre-hensive „ one involved a drug deal (Im sure of it); another was a call to a dark, dirt road that had no house. Drivers can refuse any ride, and cancel any they feel uncomfortable with accepting. They also can stop and remove passengers from the car midtrip if needed. What about car damage?Get in a wreck or get a ticket, youre on your own (and hopefully have good insurance). If a passenger tears up your car (unlikely), or throws up in the back seat, Uber will pay to fix or clean it.PerksUber has programs to offer car leasing, buying and rental; it will provide a phone (for a fee), and a discount gas card as well. All can help offset costs, though a monthly driving quota must be met. About UberI spoke to Javi Correoso, public affairs manager in the Miami/South Florida office to discuss Uber in South Florida. Uber rider numbers are growing as the service spreads beyond major metro areas, and with those numbers, more drivers are needed. Some of the areas fasted growth is in retired areas. We did an event with AARP last week,Ž Mr. Correoso said. With more people becoming familiar with the app and how it works, more are using Uber.Ž Uber advantages are many, as passengers have told me: cleaner cars, friendlier drivers. Oftentimes, for average rides, Uber arrives much fast-er than a taxi, and is considerably cheaper. The fare estimated online for a ride to Palm Beach International Airport from Jupiter Beach Resort for an UberX ranges from $23 to $31. That same ride estimated on a local taxi site was from $68 to $81. Both base final fares on actual mileage and length of ride. Uber continues to improve its platform, Mr. Correoso said. Theyve changed the app numerous times to make it easier on drivers and riders. The new, growing segment of Uber is home delivery service „ of grocer-ies and restaurant foods, pets from vets, and other things „ not just people. Bottom line: Uber might be worthwhile as a job if you are flexible enough to take advantage of every event around town, be willing to drive the lucrative late night hours, and maybe upgrade to a luxe vehicle. There are no guaranteed payouts, and with more drivers on the roads, even with more passengers, in nonpeak peri-ods, there can be dry spells. But Im doing it for the stories. For a curious reporter, most of those tales from the backseat are priceless. Q Life behind the wheel: You can start driving for UberBY JAN NORRISjnorris@” t r f t s w n


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 NEWS A17Researchers discuss cutting-edge cancer treatments at Jan. 17 symposiumThe Cancer Alliance of Help & Hope, which supports those affected by cancer, has formed a partnership with the University of Miamis S ylvester Comprehensive Can-cer Center. As a part of this new collabora-tion, CAHH host a symposium featuring five of the cancer centers researchers who will share highlights of their work and what it means for the future of treatment for cancer patients at a spe-cial symposium. The symposium will be held at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach. Featured will be experts from the Sylvester Comprehen-sive Cancer Center in Deerfield Beach: Dr. Stephen Nimer, director of S ylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center; Dr. Ronan Swords, professor in leukemia; Dr. Alejandra Perez, breast program director; and Dr. Brian Slomovitz, gyne-cologic oncology. Each expert will address advancements in their respective areas of research as it relates to the care offered at Sylvester, one of 11 elite cancer cen-ters in the nation, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study included Sylvester along with MD Anderson and Memorial Sloan Ketter-ing as centers that achieved the best outcomes for cancer patients. Sylvesters scientists are working on a range of leading-edge research, includ-ing how to adapt the bodys immune system to fight cancer (immunothera-py), engineering viral oncolytic agents to target and destroy cancer calls (viral oncology) and developing personalized cancer treatments, based on a patients unique cancer,Ž shared Janet Levy, a recently named board member for the CAHH and supporter of the S ylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Continued Stanton Collemer, CEO of CAHH, These experts represent the kind of resources and in-depth knowledge available right here in South Florida. This symposium is just one step toward our organizations growing effort to bring together the people who need treatment options and the scien-tists who are providing them.Ž The Colony Hotel is at 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. To register or for more information, visit or call 748-7227. Q HEALTHY LIVING Learn to speak – and listen to – partner’s ‘love language’Jeff is a rising star at his law firm and driven to become the youngest partner in the firms history. His goal is to provide the lifestyle for his family that hed always dreamed of, having grown up in a struggling working-class family. But Jeffs wife, Melissa, is lonely and resentful at home, questioning the value of having a successful husband if she never sees him. Lisa sometimes wonders whether her husband, Tim, truly cares about her. He never compliments her, and certainly isnt one to express flowery feelings. Its important to note that Tim adores his wife, but he grew up in a family where everyone assumed that the other cared, but never put their feelings into words. Tim counts on Lisa to know how important she is to him by his actions.Rachel had hinted enough times to her husband, Brad, how much shed admired that designer purse at the mall. It was ridiculously expensive, but birthdays come once a year. If Brad knew how much she wanted the purse and cared about her feelings, he certainly would want her to have it. Well, Brad did get the hint, but he wasnt about to spend that amount of money on a purse. He loved Rachel with all his heart, but he believed he demonstrated his devotion in countless other ways. So, what do the above individuals have in common? Each of them has sincere, loving feelings for their partners, and in fact, may truly believe theyre demonstrating how much they care. But, sadly, despite their many efforts to prove their love and commit-ment, their partners may ultimately come away feeling unloved and unappreciated. How does this phenomenon happen?According to Dr. Gary Chapman, a family therapist and author of the best-seller, The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts,Ž there are five universal ways that people of all back-grounds express and interpret love. Just as we each have our unique personalities, we each have very different preferences and styles when it comes to what we find gratifying in our love relationships. Dr. Chapman has noticed that there are specific patterns in the way individu-als express themselves to their partners, and in their expectations of how their partners will treat them in response. And, because we each have our unique preferences about giving and receiving love, there are many opportunities to clash and misunderstand each other. It is Dr. Chapmans premise that couples can learn to understand their own love lan-guageŽ„ and that of their partner „ so they can take important steps to increase their emotional bond. So, what are the five love languages? 1. Words of affirmation: These are individuals who are inspired by compliments and words of affection, support and encouragement. And, importantly, these are people who may be most wounded by negative or insulting jabs. 2. Quality time: These individuals cherish their partners undivided attention, and look forward to one-on-one conversations and activities. These are the ones who might be the most hurt by distractions, canceled dates and their partners failure to listen to them intently. 3. Acts of service: Those who cherish acts of service demonstrate their love and commitment by actions, large and small. These individuals will not only define what will make their partners life better, but will work tirelessly to make it happen (usually without being asked). But these same individuals count on their partners to recognize when they are tired, frustrated or overwhelmed. They may feel deprived or unloved when the reciprocal acts of service are not forthcoming, or are offered grudgingly. 4. Physical touch: These individuals are inspired by tender shows of affection „ not just in the bedroom, but throughout the day. A hug, a kiss or hand-holding are affirmative signs of caring. 5. Gift-giving: These individuals are inspired by a tangible sign of affection. The gift is not always measured in monetary value. In fact, the thought and care in selecting a meaningful present becomes an important show of affection. Dr. Chapman theorizes that most people will give love to their partners in the way they themselves prefer to receive affection in return. And, not surprisingly, as with the couples ab ove, so many of us have missed important opportunities to demonstrate how much we care. In the example ab ove, Jeff believes his long hours at work (acts of service) have been an important sacrifice and show of love for his family. But Melissa yearns for quality timeŽ with her husband. Tim grew up in a home where words of affirmationŽ were not expressed open-ly. Members of Tims family assumed the others knew how they felt. Tim didnt understand that Lisa misinterpreted his reticence „ concluding that if Tim didnt express himself, it was unlikely he truly cared about her. In Rachels family taking the care to select a special giftŽ was an important symbol of the others affection. Splurging on something frivolous proved to be the ultimate validation of making the other feel valued. Brads failure to provide this validation led Rachel to question his feel-ings for her. And, now, a challenge: Dr. Chapmans website ( includes a complimentary LoveLanguage assessment. This could be an opportu-nity for you and your partner to open up important discussions in the New Year about your unique love languages.Ž Q „ Linda Lipshutz, M.S., LCSW, is a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families. She holds degrees from Cornell and Columbia. She can be reached at (561) 630-2827, online at linda NIMER


A18 NEWS WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLYland and after we did, we had to find candidates to be nuns there. In 2014, we gathered orphans who shared a house with the nuns. We made it first into an orphanage and then added a Pre-K and an elementary school.Ž By January 2016, Father Mlay said, a high school was also opened that connected with the elementary school. Now a system is in place to give 140 orphans a home, a religious sanctuary and a complete education. In the time to come as they mature, these students can go out and be useful to themselves and the world they live in,Ž he said. We are now also opening up the school to children who have families in the area.Ž As the children grow into young adults, Father Mlays intention is to build a college there. That college will aim at helping them and helping the society sur-rounding them, which is a poor soci-ety,Ž he said. The idea is that it will create jobs for them and the ability to pursue their callings and realize their dreams in life.Ž He has come a long way to do that.Father Mlay graduated with BA degrees in philosophy and theology from Peramiho Major Seminary in Southern Tanzania and was ordained in 1987. He studied in Rome before coming to the U.S. in 2002. Father Mlay said the purpose of his 12-day trip back to that orphanage and school in June „ which will include col-leagues from St. Clare Catholic Church and other parishes and commissions in Jupiter and Tequesta „ is to both chart its progress and find ways to further help its children and staff. I want to show them there are people in this world who love them,Ž he said, despite the fact that they have lost their parents. We will be in the country longer than 12 days we are devoting to the mission, however. I want to give an opportunity to the people going with me not only to volunteer, but also to go and see the surrounding area. Tanzania is a very rich country in the sense of its national parks and its proximity to Mount Kilimanjaro. We have Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara Nation-al Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. They are all a few hours from the orphanage.Ž Proximity to these parks offers employment possibilities for the orphans once they complete their stud-ies at the school, which still seeks spon-sorships and donations for its expan-sion. At the Adorer Missionary Sisters of the Poor website there is a one-time or monthly giving sponsorship program through PayPal in which participants receive a photo of a sponsored child, a progress report on his or her studies and an opportunity to correspond with them. PayPal is connected to a bank account we have here in America,Ž he said. When the money is needed, we wire it to Tanzania and it goes to the Adorer Missionary Sisters of the Poor where it helps in building construction, feeding, housing and educating the chil-dren, seeing to their laundry and health care and paying the staff. Every month I have to wire $10,000 to them, which is a big challenge. And the need is grow-ing, because in January we want to add another 40 kids.Ž„ For more information about the orphanage, the school or helping these children, visit, call (772) 418-3075 or email Father Mlay at markmlay@ Q PRIESTFrom page 1 phil FLORIDA WRITERSAn internet-inspired journey of romance, senior foibles and small-town lifeQ The Boy Is BackŽ by Meg Cabot. William Morris. 368 pages. Trade paperback, $15.99.This is the fourth book in Meg Cabots BoyŽ series, which began in 2002 with The Boy Next Door.Ž It is a stand-alone novel. This best-selling author (The Princess DiariesŽ) has mastered a clev-er technique that will be half the fun of the book for most readers. The story is told through electronic media. The char-acters interactions and solo meditations are fashioned as emails, text messages, Facebook postings, chat room conversations, online news and reviews, e-journaling and other such signs of the times. Graphic design distinguishes the mode; that is, what you see on the page mirrors what youd see on your computer, tablet or smart phone. Ms. Cabot provides superb feats of characterization through manipulating how her characters reveal themselves and hide themes through these technological means of expression. Some will find this method engaging; others will be put off by it. I entered this world somewhat skepti-cal, but after 30-40 pages I found myself enjoying both the technique and what it revealed. The story involves Reed Stewarts return to his hometown of Bloomville, Ind., after 10 years on the professional golf circuit. He had several years of great success, but his game has crumbled a bit of late. What brings him back to Bloomville is his aging parents peculiar and somewhat danger-ous behavior as reported (via emails, of course) by Reeds relatives and even in the Bloomville newspaper. Both parents have long been hoarders, overcrowding their house that has fallen into disrepair. The old man tried to pay a restaurant bill with a stamp from his collection that was worth only a small fraction of the bill. The retired judge also has a huge collection of gavels and useless stacks of newspapers. His wife, Connie, is just as zany. They dont seem able to take care of themselves. Who ya gonna call? Becky Flowers. That is if Reed has the courage to be back in the presence of the young woman he more or less abandoned after their senior prom mishap. Yes, conveniently enough for the Stewart family, Becky has established a successful senior-relocation business. Its called Moving Up! Consulting LLC. The plot moves along two rails: Can anything save the dysfunctional Stewart family, and can Becky and Reed find their way back into each others arms and futures? The answer is yesŽ in both cases, but the o utcomes are in doubt through most of the novel. There are so many obsta-cles to be overcome. Except for Reed, the Stewart children have been users who can-not thrive on their own. Older brother Marshall runs a marginal real estate business with one unpromising listing, and sister Trimble has been exploiting her fathers generosity in making her a partner in the law firm he set up after retiring from his judge-ship. In fact, shes done worse than that. The bright flame of the family, grandchildren aside, is Marshalls wife, Carly. Fortunately, she recognizes Beckys merits and Reeds somewhat delicate situation as the return-ing wayward son. The man who left in disgrace, unwilling to follow the career and marriage plans his parents favored, is the one who made good „ but his long absence and lack of communication have made the others distrustful.How Reed eventually proves himself to his family and to Becky is the heart of the story, along with Beckys solution to dealing with her mixed sense of betrayal and guilt. Her skill at preparing for the elder Stewarts future turns this novel into a lesson in planning for seniors that will enlighten many readers.Ms. Cabots book is an acute analysis of a family in crisis wrapped in a finely tuned portrait of small-town life in America. It also features an attractive, suspenseful romance. About the authorMeg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Ind. In addition to her adult contemporary fiction and her young adult fiction series The Princess DiariesŽ (on which two films have been based), she has several other series and independent novels to her credit. More than 25 million copies of her novels for YA and adult readers have sold worldwide. She and her husband live in Key West. Q „ Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. CABOT w COURTESY PHOTO Construction is underway for an addition planned for the orphanage and school in the Moshi district of Tanzania.


BUSINESS PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 A19 | WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM SEE HIRED, A20 X “The area is really “The area is really booming.” booming.” —Peter Pignataro, —Peter Pignataro, manager of manager of performance analysis performance analysis for the CareerSource Palm Beach for the CareerSource Palm Beach County office County office hired? hired? Want to get Want to get Step away from the selfies Step away from the selfies long enough to check out long enough to check out these available jobs these available jobs BY GLENN MILLER BY GLENN MILLER Florida Weekly Correspondent Florida Weekly Correspondent THE SECRET TO FINDING WORK IN 2017 MAY THE SECRET TO FINDING WORK IN 2017 MAY be quite obvious, almost too obvious given be quite obvious, almost too obvious given the industry that is the heart of Floridas the industry that is the heart of Floridas economy. economy. Theres no secret in Southwest Florida,Ž Theres no secret in Southwest Florida,Ž said Jim Wall, spokesman for CareerSource said Jim Wall, spokesman for CareerSource Southwest Florida, which is based in Fort Southwest Florida, which is based in Fort Myers and serves five area counties, Lee, ColMyers and serves five area counties, Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades. lier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades. The hottest job category is hospitality and The hottest job category is hospitality and tourism, Mr. Wall said. tourism, Mr. Wall said. Statistics back him up not only on Floridas Statistics back him up not only on Floridas west coast but also on the east coast in Palm west coast but also on the east coast in Palm Beach County. Beach County. Thats the top category for us as well,Ž Thats the top category for us as well,Ž said Peter Pignataro, manager of performance said Peter Pignataro, manager of performance analysis for the CareerSource Palm Beach analysis for the CareerSource Palm Beach County office. County office. As baby boomers age occupations that take As baby boomers age occupations that take care of them are also growing. care of them are also growing. Fran Weitz Brown, manager of client serFran Weitz Brown, manager of client services in the CareerSource West Palm Beach vices in the CareerSource West Palm Beach office, said the demand for registered nurses office, said the demand for registered nurses and geriatric nurses will continue to grow. and geriatric nurses will continue to grow. Mr. Pignatato pointed out that baby boomers Mr. Pignatato pointed out that baby boomers arent retiring in the Rust Belt but will flock arent retiring in the Rust Belt but will flock to Florida and other Sun Belt states. to Florida and other Sun Belt states.


A20 BUSINESS WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY Their needs beyond health care will Their needs beyond health care will spark employment in other service spark employment in other service fields, Mr. Pignataro said, because these fields, Mr. Pignataro said, because these new residents will need thei new residents will need thei r air conr air conditioning systems installed and mainditioning systems installed and maintained, their plumbing repaired and so tained, their plumbing repaired and so much more. much more. The area is really booming,Ž Mr. PigThe area is really booming,Ž Mr. Pignataro said of Palm Beach County. nataro said of Palm Beach County. Other major categories that should Other major categories that should add workers in Southwest Florida in add workers in Southwest Florida in 2017 are health care and construction. 2017 are health care and construction. Those three industries dominate the Those three industries dominate the Top 20,Ž Mr. Wall said. Top 20,Ž Mr. Wall said. The top-paying jobs, though, are in The top-paying jobs, though, are in health care. health care. While those jobs require advanced While those jobs require advanced or specialized training, nearly half the or specialized training, nearly half the jobs in Southwest Flo jobs in Southwest Florida dont require advanced education. Forty-eight percent of the jobs in Southwest Florida require only a high school diploma,Ž Mr. Wall said. But the more education one has typically affects income. Education does equate to higher wages,Ž Mr. Wall said. Jobs are being added at a fast clip on both sides of the state. In 2016, Palm Beach County added 13,200 jobs. The unemployment rate in November was 4.9 percent. More of the same is likely in 2017. We dont see a slowdown,Ž Mr. Pignataro said. CareerSource offices in 24 regions around the state help match employers with job candidates. They also provide help to job candidates. The employ-ment aid comes in different forms that include seminars and workshops. Typically we have several different workshops,Ž Ms. Weitz Brown said. Seminars include ones designed to help candidates hone their resumes and interviewing skills. The preparation includes job candidates going through what Ms. Weitz Brown termed mockŽ interviews. Mr. Wall said vast amounts of information on workforce statistics and job trends are available at Below are ways you can find a job.PALM BEACH COUNTY€ Address: 3400 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach € Phone: 561-340-1060 € Website: www.careersourcepbc. com You should know: The No. 1 tip on its website is to treat a job search like a job. Residents and tourists must spend a great deal of time and money in res-taurants. The top projected category for jobs in the county is waiters and waitresses, according to It predicts another 1,051 will be needed in 2017. The No. 2 job category on that list of projected openings is cashiers, 801. Right behind that is retail salesperson, a category that will require, the agency forecasts, another 791 workers in Palm Beach County. Palm Beach Countys workers boast even more experience than their coun-terparts in Southwest Florida. More than half (55.59 percent) have 10 or more years experience and another 14.65 per-cent have between five and 10 years experience. Q HIREDFrom page 19 MOVING ON UP Lorri G. Oziri and her husband, Yoni, bought rental property in Delray six years ago and came down every year to keep tabs on things. But earlier this year, the couple realized they wanted to be more than seasonal visitors. We love it here,Ž Ms. Oziri said. So her husband took a maintenance job here and eventually founded his own South County handyman business. I was going to take it easy for a while,Ž Ms. Oziri said, but instead took a position as vice president for develop-ment at Palm Beach County Food Bank (, a nonprofit organization that collects and distrib-utes food to more than 100 agencies serving more than 200,000 residents of Palm Beach County. She is responsible for the agencys fundraising activities as well as overseeing its communication operations. The Food Bank recently had a successful Empty Bowls fundraiser in Delray and will have another fundraiser Feb. 3 in Palm Beach. A native of Philadelphia and a gradu-ate of Temple Uni-versity, Ms. Oziri brings more than 30 years of professional fund development and public relations experience, including 13 years as vice president for develop-ment at Opportunity House in Read-ing, Pa. At Opportunity House she led the agency through annual fundraising campaigns, a capital campaign and built donor and community relations. I am especially proud and honored to begin working for the Palm Beach County Food Bank as it embarks on its milestone fifth anniversary of opera-tion,Ž she said. It is clear that the important work of the agency in hunger relief is essential in serving those in need in Palm Beach County.Ž The work suits her, she said. I love working with donors and meeting new people.Ž Lorri G. Oziri Age: 59 Where I grew up: Philadelphia Where I live now: Delray Beach Education: B.S. in early childhood education/minor in communications from Temple University What brought me to Florida: The climate (its a beautiful place to live). My job today: Vice president for development, Palm Beach County Food Bank. My first job and what it taught me: I was the administrative coordinator for a large CPA firm. It was like working with a family and a wonderful experi-ence. I learned that teamwork is one of the best ways to achieve success in the workplace. A career highlight: Being selected as Volunteer of the Year for Philadel-phia Special Olympics. It came as a shock to be honored for the work I loved doing most. What I do when Im not working: Spend time with my husband doing almost anything is a priority. We like to eat out, try different cuisines, and we like taking walks and traveling. Best advice for someone looking to make it in my field: Hang in. It can be a challenging field. But, if you love what you do and believe in it, you will succeed. Accept the willingness of oth-ers to teach you from their experiences. Finding a mentor is very important. About mentors: I have been very fortunate in my life in so many ways. Ive had numerous mentors both family, friends and professionally. In business, one of my first bosses was and still is a special mentor of mine. She opened up my eyes to the possibilities around me. Q Name: Lorri G. Oziri Title: Vice president for development, Palm Beach County Food BankCity of business: Lantana“It is clear that the important work of the agency in hunger relief is essential in serving those in need in Palm Beach County.” — Lorri G. Oziri, Vice president for development, Palm Beach County Food BankBY MARY THURWACHTERmthurwachter@” OZIRI MONEY & INVESTINGUnderstand the ‘fine print’ of any security you buyTo have a successful investment, you need two basic things. First, you need a good investment idea. And second, you need a way to successfully monetize that idea. Unfortunately, many aspiring investors focus too much on the first step and not enough on the critically important execution of their plan. A good illustration of this is the recent rally in oil prices in 2016. There were a number of people at the beginning of this year who thought that energy prices would rise. So, to capitalize on this prediction, they purchased the largest crude oil Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), the United States Oil Fund (USO). The USO is an ETF explicitly designed to track the price of oil so investors logi-cally believed that they would profit if oil prices increased. And oil prices did then rise more than 45 percent. Unfortunately, USO increased in value by only a little more than 6 percent. Why was there this lack of return in the ETF and what can this teach us about investing in general? The USO was designed to track the daily price movements of West Texas Intermediate light, sweet crude oil. The fund managers could accomplish this by actually buying and selling the actual oil itself as investors bought and sold shares of the ETF. But storing, trans-porting, insuring and general dealing with a physical commodity is expensive and would dramatically increase the costs of managing the security. Instead, USO utilizes the futures market to participate in the oil markets. The futures market is simply where investors can buy securities which pay off when commodities hit certain price points in the future. The USO would purchase the front endŽ futures con-tract each month which is the futures contract that expires at the end of the current month. At the end of the month, the ETF would simply sell the current front end contract and buy the next front end contract, thereby being always invested in the oil market. This program works well when the futures market is flat, meaning that futures contracts expiring in the long term are priced similarly to those expir-ing in the near term. But for most of 2016, the oil futures curve was in con-tango. This is when short-term secu-rities have a much lower price than long-term maturity securities. Earlier this year, spot oil prices were very depressed because of an oversupply of oil yet investors were betting that in the medium and long-term, oil prices would rise. These bets pushed long-dated future prices higher while short-dated futures remained low. So each month, the USO would sell the low price current month future and buy the higher priced next month future. So while the fund would make money during the month when oil prices would rise and the value of the cur-rently held futures contract would rise in tandem, the fund would lose money at the end of the month when it rolledŽ its funds into the next contract month. So you can imagine investors disappointment as each month oil prices would push higher yet their investment barely grew. This is why it is so critical to understand the fine printŽ of any security that you purchase. This is true for liquid securities like ETFs and mutu-al funds as well as illiquid investments like annuities or insurance policies. High management fees, taxes, trading costs, illiquidity and other fees can all destroy a great investment idea. So when purchasing your next security, dont just read the cover page of the fund prospectus. Research how it tracks the index or benchmark. What are its primary hold-ings? How liquid is it? Having satisfac-tory answers to these questions can often head off unpleasant results down the road. Q eric


WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 A21 | WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COMREAL ESTATE PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY Sun-splashed sophistication SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLYSteeped in the sun-splashed sophistication of the Palm Beaches, this beau-tiful Ritz-Carlton residence immerses you in the laid-back luxury of beach-front living at its best. Join us in viewing this contemporary residence, where no expense has been spared in accomplish-ing a quiet, zen-like feeling of comfort. One has commanding views of both the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Water-way from this 18th floor ultra-luxury retreat. More than 3,600 square feet of imported Carrera marble flooring sets the stage for the contemporary furnish-ings and finishes in soft hues of gray and white. Imported wall coverings continue the flow of sophistication and grace throughout. Here, you will find the luxuries of a modern resort and the privacy of a secluded home, with 3 bed-rooms and 3 baths, plus a den. Motorized drapery and shades in the living area open to explore the 8.8 acres of the Ritz-Carlton complex, complete with two pools, two hot tubs and beau-tiful canopies of palm trees. Nestled between the two buildings is a private restaurant with outdoor seating and grill area. Attendants offer towels and cool water for the residents and guests lounging at the pool. The concierge offers unprecedented services, from ordering a limo to making reservations and travel plans for its owners. Enjoy the private beach area, where the per-fect waveŽ is out there! This beautiful condominium is being offered at $3,685,000 by the Walker Real Estate Group „ Where Lifestyle MattersŽ, For a private tour, Call Jean-nie Walker (561) 889-6734 or visit Contact: with any questions. Q COURTESY PHOTOS


Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Operated by Sothebys International Realty, Inc. Real estate agents aliated with Sothebys International Realty, Inc. are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of Sothebys International Realty, Inc. PALM BEACH BROKERAGE | 340 ROYAL POINCIANA WAY, PALM BEACH, FL 33480 | 561.659.3555 | SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM/PALMBEACH PROUDLY PRESENTS J En En | $19,900,000 | 8 Bedrooms, 10 Baths, 3 Half Baths | Web: 0076580 | Situated on 50 acres of land in the gated community of Ranch Colony in Jupiter, Florida, the YZ Ranch is one of the most fantastic equestrian properties in all of South Florida. The main house consists of 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, and 3 half baths overlooking a beautiful four acre private lake and a fully equipped eight stall stable.Todd Peter | 561.281.0031 Malloy Realty Group at Premier Brokers International 9123 N. Military Trail Suite 104, Palm Beach Gardens Florida 33410 READY TO SELL OR BUY? CALL 561-876-8135 TODAY FEATURED HOME OF THE WEEKDIRECT INTRACOASTAL, BEAUTIFUL BRAND NEW, NEVER LIVED IN HOME, IN FRENCHMANS HARBOR SEE ALL PHOTOS & VIDEO TOUR AT MALLOYREALTYGROUP.COMCALL DAN 561-370-5736 FOR YOUR PRIVATE VIEWING OFFERED AT $5,729,000 HAPPY 2017 HAPPY 2017


PROUDLY PRESENTING Sothebys International Realty and the Sothebys International Realty logo are registered (or unregistered) service marks used with permission. Operated by Sothebys International Realty, Inc. Real estate agents aliated with Sothebys International Realty, Inc. are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of Sothebys International Realty, Inc. PALM BEACH BROKERAGE | 340 ROYAL POINCIANA WAY, PALM BEACH, FL 33480 | 561.659.3555 | SOTHEBYSHOMES.COM/PALMBEACH V T En | $8,100,000 | Web: 0077041 | Nestled in the private Phipps Estate, this one story residence is situated on a beautiful lot. The home was recently renovated with beautif ul architectural details and perfect proportions. High hedges and lush landscaping give this estate a true Palm Beach feel. Kim Raich | 561.718.1216

PAGE 25 Sign up today for the Singer Island Market Ritz Carlton Residence 2506B 2BR+DEN/2.5BA $1,299,000 Ritz Carlton Residence 2104B 2BR+DEN/2.5BA $1,699,000 Ritz Carlton Residence 705B 2BR+DEN/2.5BA $1,599,000 Ritz Carlton Residence 1804A 3BR+DEN/3.5BA $3,685,000 Ritz Carlton Residence 204B 2BR+DEN/2,5BA $1,399,000 Ritz Tower Suite 7A 4BR+DEN/5.5BA $7,999,000 Oasis Singer Island 15B 3BR+DEN/3.5BA $2,599,000 Beach Front 503 3BR/3BA $1,100,000 Martinique WT202 3BR/4.5BA $599,900 Ritz Carlton Residence 306B 2BR+DEN/2.5BA $995,000 7MRKIV-WPERHˆ4EPQ&IEGL+EVHIRWˆ.YTMXIVˆ2SVXL4EPQ&IEGLˆ.YRS&IEGL Representing The Palm Beaches Finest Properties Ritz Carlton Residence 402A 3BR+DEN/3.5BA $3,600,000 Ritz Carlton Residence 1105B 2BR+DEN/2.5BA $1,599,000 Martinique WT303 3BR/4.5BA $579,000 Martinique WT103 3BR/4.5BA $575,000 Beach Front 1503 3BR/3BA $1,225,000 NEW PRICING Ritz Carlton Residence 1502B 3BR/3.5BA $1,999,000 Jim Walker III Broker Jeannie Walker Luxury Homes Specialist 561-889-6734


Bring the kids for films, more in West Palm BY JANIS FONTAINEpbnews@” oridaweekly.comDowntown West Palm Beach is kicking off 2017 with family-friendly enter-tainment and arts enrichment opportu-nities for all. Screen on the Green returns to the Great Lawn from 8 to 11 p.m. Jan. 14 with a screening of The Secret Life of Pets.Ž Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for a free movie under the stars. Its pet-friendly, too, so bring Rover. Info: The Northwood Village Art Walk takes place on the second Saturday of the month. Guided tours are offered at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14, beginning at Hennevelts Gallery, 540 North-wood Road, West Palm Beach. Visi-tors explore the artistic side of historic Northwood Village through talks with artists and artist demonstrations on this guided walking tour of the art galleries, outdoor murals, unique neighborhood shops, boutiques and eateries, some of which have live entertainment. Reserva-tions are required at Sunday on the Waterfront returns to the Meyer Amphitheatre from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. This popular, fam-ilyand pet-friendly free concert will feature Dreams „ Crystal Visions of Fleetwood Mac, a tribute to the iconic band. The amphitheater is at 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach. Bring your own seating. Pack a picnic or get take-out for one of the nearby restaurants. Info: Theres no need to cook on Jan. 18. Take advantage of the Northwood Vil-lage Food Truck Roll Out, an invasion of the quirky neighborhood by a variety of food trucks offering a collection of culinary options, plus live music, artists making live art and art vendors. The fun takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. in the 500 block of Northwood Road, West Palm Beach. Info: The last Friday of the month, Northwood Village hosts Art Night Out & Open Studios Tour from 6 to 9 p.m. Art lovers get a behind-the-scenes look at the artists who live and work in the villages Industrial District, located just a few blocks west of Northwood Vil-lage. The open house explores the large warehouses that are working studios for several prominent local artists. Trolleys HAPPENINGSSEE HAPPENINGS, B13 X ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 | SECTION B WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTThe challenge of mounting such an iconic musical as The ProducersŽ with its legendary Broadway production haunting any subsequent edition oddly isnt chilling the principal talents at the Maltz Jupiter Theatres production opening Jan. 10. For veteran character actor Lenny Wolpe, its easy because he never saw Nathan Lanes inimitable creation of Max Bialystock in 2001 nor even Zero Mostels unforgettable performance in the 1968 film. He was working in another show through much of the Maltz producing ‘The Producers’ BY BILL SEE PRODUCERS, B5 X SEE THING, B4 X WHATS YOUR BIG THING? Whats that project youve always wanted to tackle, the thing that makes your heart dance with happiness and excitement? You know, that thing you daydream about doing/accomplishing/making/creating? Phyllis Korkkis Big Thing was to write a book. Shed wanted to write one since she was 11 years old. BY NANCY STETSONnstetson@” IS THIS THE YEAR YOU ACTUALLY ARE GOING TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH YOURRESOLUTIONS?ALICIA DONELAN / COURTESY PHOTO Lenny Wolpe, Elyse Collier and Mark Price star in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s production of “The Producers.” ILLUSTRATION BY MILAN BOZICCOURTESY PHOTOScreen on the Green returns to the Great Lawn from 8 to 11 p.m. Jan. 14 with a screening of “The Secret Life of Pets.”


B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY CASUAL DINING ON WORTH AVENUE PALM BEACHOPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER 11:30 AM 10:00 PM SUNDAY BRUNCH 11:30 AM TO 3:00 PM Happy Hour Everyday 4 to 6:30 Late Happy Hour Mon-Thurs 9 to 11:30 VISIT US AT TABOORESTAURANT.COM 561.835.3500 FOUR ARTS. FOR EVERYONE. 2 FOUR ARTS PLAZA | PALM BEACH, FL | 561-655-7226 THE AMERICAN CHAMBER PLAYERS Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 3 p.m. | Tickets are $20. No charge for Four Arts members CURTIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 8 p.m. | $40 (balcony) / $45 (orchestra). No charge for Four Arts members.RARE DUO PERFORMANCE ISABEL LEONARD AND SHARON ISBIN Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8 p.m. | $40 (balcony) / $45 (orchestra). No charge for Four Arts members. VERONA QUARTET Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. | Tickets are $20. No charge for Four Arts members DAVID FINCKEL, CELLO, WU HAN, PIANO AND PHILIP SETZER, VIOLIN Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3 p.m. | Tickets are $20. No charge for Four Arts members VIENNA BOYS CHOIR Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 8 p.m. | $40 (balcony) / $45 (orchestra). No charge for Four Arts members. MARK YOUR CALENDARS TO ENJOY A WORLD OF MUSIC scott SIMMONS I’ve learned I just can’t say ‘no’ to fun glassware COLLECTORS CORNERBought: Eying the Past, 1936 Commercial Drive, Fort Myers; 275-8885 or Cost: $24. The skinny: These goblets were lurking on the lower shelf in a back booth of the mall, but they caught my eye right away. You dont often see Imperial Cape Cod glass in the Heritage Blue (also known as Antique Blue), probably because Imperial only made the color for about three years, roughly 1966-1969, before giving way to the ambers, browns and dark greens of the 1970s. These goblets needed a good cleaning but were in fine shape otherwise. Q THE FIND: Id sworn off buying any more glassware. I mean, how many sets does one person really need? My grandparents got by with only a couple. Heck, even my friend Richmond the butler probably has fewer than I. The problem: I couldnt walk away from the rich blue of these Imperial Cape Cod stems. And, fortunately or unfortunately, the price was all too right. When I was selling glassware back in the 90s, individual stems in Cape Cod and other so-called Elegant Depression-era glass patterns might have sold for $10-$15 apiece „ the stems in attractive colors, like Azalea Pink and this Heritage Blue, would have fetched upward of $30 apiece at the right shop or show. This deeply saturated blue is a color thats reminiscent of the sparkling glass made in the mid-19th century in Sandwich, Mass. These are an example of how the downturn in collectibles prices actually works in my favor „ I paid less for an entire set of 12 than I would have paid for a single goblet 20 years ago. So I can afford to stash them in the garage and get them out to use when the mood strikes me. Thats the great thing.After all, the design is a classic „ it dates back nearly 400 years. But these stems date from the 1960s, or the second half of the patterns manufacture. Imperial, based in Bellaire, Ohio, made the stems for more than 40 years, from the 1930s into the early 80s, when the company closed. Its easy to see why Cape Cod was popular with buyers back in the day. Its heavy enough for everyday use but sparkles enough to use with the good stuff. In the past year, I saw a set of these same goblets on the table of a designer profiled in ŽŽ‡…‘”, so Im in good company. Ill raise a glass to that every time.Q Vero Beach Extravaganza „ N oon5 p.m. Jan. 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 7 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Indian River County F airgrounds, 7955 58th Ave., Vero Beach. Tickets: $8 regular admission; $15 early buyer Friday; two-day ticket, $10. (941) 697-7475. Q Set of 12 Imperial Cape Cod goblets SCOTT SIMMONS/ FLORIDA WEEKLYThese Imperial Cape Cod goblets are in a color that was only made for a few years in the ’60s. They’re not antique but they’re still about 50 years old.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 B3 AREA MARKETSWest Palm Beach Antique & Flea Market „ 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays through May on Narcissus Avenue north of Banyan Boulevard. Free. Info: The West Palm Beach Greenmarket „ 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays along the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 100 N. Fla-gler Drive, West Palm Beach. Parking is free in the Banyan and Evernia garages during market hours. Info: The Green Market at Wellington „ 9 a.m. Saturdays through April 29 at 12100 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, next to the amphitheater. Pet friendly. Info: Jupiter Farmers Market at El Sol „ 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays through April 30, 106 Military Trail, Jupiter. Info: 283-5856; Jupiter Green & Artisan Market at Harbourside Place „ 3-7 p.m. Wednesdays at Harbourside Place, 200 U.S. 1, Jupiter. New vendors welcomed. Info: 623-5600 or Riviera Beach Marina Village Green & Artisan Market „ 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays year-round, 200 E. 13th St. at Broadway, Riviera Beach. Info: 623-5600 or Lake Worth Farmers Market „ 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through April 29, Old Bridge Park, 1 S. Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth. Info: 283-5856; Delray Beachs Winter GreenMarket „ 9 a.m.-noon every Saturday at Old School Square Park, 96 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach. Info: 276-7511; Lake Worth High School Flea Market „ 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, under the Interstate 95 overpass on Lake Worth Road. Info: 439-1539. The Gardens GreenMarket „ 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, City Hall Municipal Complex, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Live entertainment from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No pets. Through May 7. 630-1100; Royal Palm Beach Green Market & Bazaar Veterans Park „ 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, Veterans Park, 1036 Royal Palm Beach Blvd. Royal Palm Beach. Through April 30. Closed Easter weekend. Pet friendly. Jupiter Green & Artisan Market at Harbourside Place „ 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays year-round, 200 N. U.S. 1, along the Intracoastal Waterway in Harbour-side Place. Pet friendly. New vendors should call 623-5600 or visit The Green Market at Palm Beach Outlets „ 11 a.m.4 p.m. Sundays, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach. Info: 515-4400; Q


B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLYBut, as a self-described lazy procrastinator, she didnt get around to writing one until she was in her 50s. I found turning 50 was a real motivator for me,Ž she says. It gave me a sense of my own mortality: Your life is more than half over. When youre young, it doesnt sink in that youre going to die. You dont get it, quite.Ž Milestone birthdays or major life changes „ retirement, divorce or becoming an empty nester, for example „ all can be motivators to get us think-ing about that thing weve really wanted to do. Even just beginning a new year makes us keenly aware of the passing of time and how limited it is. Some see it as a fresh start and declare: This is the year Im going to ƒ write my novel, start my own business, get a better job, make a record, travel around the world, learn to play piano.Starting the processMs. Korkki defines a Big Thing as a long-term project thats personally meaningful that has no firm deadline and requires sustained concentration.Ž The structure is often unclear at first, she adds. For example, you might want to start a certain kind of business. It requires you to think along a long arc, and when you first start on it, you might not know what path to take to get to the finish line.Ž Her Big Thing, a book titled The Big Thing: How to Complete Your Creative Project Even If Youre a Lazy, Self-Doubting Procrastinator Like MeŽ ($26.99, Harper) was released in August. Its very meta: The book she wrote about creating your Big Thing is actu-ally her Big Thing, reflecting her strug-gles while doing so. Its dizzying,Ž she agrees. Its a subject thats fascinating to me ƒ I was obsessed: Why cant I get this thing done? I want to write a book, why cant I do it?Ž Its a paradoxical inner battle: You want to create this thing youve been dreaming of, yet you dont do it. One reason is that you fear what you create wont be as good as what youve imagined; the reality doesnt live up to what you envisioned, Ms. Korkki says. Our schedules arent perfect, and what we write isnt perfect, and the final product doesnt turn out as planned,Ž she writes in her book. But it is worth the effort.ŽMaking it workThough very productive at her job as assignment editor and reporter for The New York Times Sunday business section, she struggled to write her book. I love to sleep,Ž she confesses in the book, describing how she hates getting up in the morning to write at her desk. She fantasizes about hooking up a con-traption that would lower her laptop from her bedroom ceiling, stopping a foot away from her face so she could type without having to get out of bed. (She lists a number of famous authors who wrote in bed: Proust, Mark Twain, James Joyce, Truman Capote, Vladimir Nabokov and the poet Charles Simic.) She bribes herself with the promise of a cup of coffee if shell just get out of bed and walk to her desk and start writing, but even that doesnt work all the time. I would vow to get up and then the cat would sit on my stomach, or I had a mystery I needed to finish,Ž she admits. But over time, she did write her book.Some people, she says, get up every morning and work, come hell or high water. They have this extreme self-discipline. They can work every single day on their Big Thing. Thats true for a small segment of the population, but not most people.Ž She realized that, just like at the office, she needed to be accountable to others. But even then she would procrastinate. So she hired a dairy farmer in Washing-ton State to call her every morning to get her out of bed. The farmer called back after two hours, after milking the cows, to get a progress report, to check that shed written. She interviewed a breathing expert and a posture expert to learn how to breathe and how to sit at her desk prop-erly. Be aware of the mind-body connection. Pay attention to what your body is telling you,Ž she says, adding that although its tempting to work on a project for hours without stopping, breaks are absolutely necessary. You have to take breaks, your body really needs it.Ž After sitting, walk around a little bit. It helps your focus and brings more blood to your brain,Ž she says. She contacted a dream expert.Self-knowledge is powerful, and dreams have great reservoirs of it,Ž she writes in her book. They can help you understand whats working or not working in your life or your creative project „ contrary to what your surface impressions may be.Ž In the book, she tells about various people who have pursued their Big Thing. One person she interviewed, a woman who explored the North Pole, told her about stepping out of her tent on an expedition and having no idea where she was. Its just white everywhere,Ž Ms. Korkki writes. Its a perfect metaphor for these projects: a white world where you have no idea which direction to go. To get past that point takes a certain amount of courage.ŽHere’s what you doSo what advice does Ms. Korkki have for people tackling their Big Thing? The hardest part is the start,Ž she says, knowing full well how easy it is to fall victim to the power of lazi-ness. But if you just start and say, Im going to sit in my chair and write one sentence, make one brushstroke or write one paragraph of my business plan, then inertia tilts in the other direction.Ž Its a kind of creative version of Newtons First Law of Motion, which states that a body in motion tends to stay in motion. Another thing is to believe in the power of increments. They add up, even if you just work on something for 20 minutes a day.Ž Small, consistent work on a project can have a cumulative effect. Break your Big Thing down into smaller parts to make it more manageable. She also urges, Dont be afraid to be bad.Ž She writes about participating in the National Novel Writing Month, and how the man who started it wanted to prove to people that they could write a novel in just one month. Its 1,700 words a day, which is doable, even if you have a full-time job,Ž she says, pointing out that participants should accept that (what they write under those conditions) is going to be really, really bad.Ž But at the end of the month, you end up with a 50,000-word novel, about the same length as The Great Gatsby,Ž she says. It is, of course, an extremely rough first draft, but something that can be edited and re-worked. Another piece of advice is to not fear constraints. Shes found that they can be turned into something positive. Theyre great,Ž she says. Some constraints, like a deadline, force us to get things done.Ž Even a seemingly negative constraint, such as illness, can be turned into some-thing positive. It can give you inspiration, it can cause you to feel things very deeply,Ž she says. It can also limit your world to the degree where you cant work on anything but your project.Ž In her book, she tells the story of a woman who kept procrastinating on writing her dissertation; shed been try-ing to finish it for years. Then, she broke her ankle. So she was stuck in bed, and all she could do was work on it.Ž Time constraints can also help, she says, noting that she thought she could spend more time on her book if she didnt have to work full time. But thats not true at all,Ž she says. When I took a leave, I wasted as much time as ever. Its almost better when you know how little time you have.Ž She notes that some authors wrote their books while commuting on trains, and that Toni Morrison, who was a sin-gle mother, would get up before dawn and write while her children slept. It can be done,Ž Ms. Korkki says. When you know you have a limited window of time, it can be a help. But dont use it as an excuse.Ž Despite her self-doubts, her procrastination, her self-described laziness, Ms. Korkki finally wrote her book, after decades of thinking about doing so. She achieved her Big Thing.You can, too. Q THINGFrom page 1 “Often working on a Big Thing means choosing meaning over happiness, at least temporarily.” “To keep myself on track, I … started small. When embarking on a Big Thing, there is a tendency to want to start big, by devoting long hours to it and shunting other parts of your life aside. It’s understandable to want to make up for lost time this way, but in general that’s a bad idea.” MARTIN BENTSEN / COURTESY PHOTOPhyllis Korkki finished her big thing. Will you?


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 B5 ALICIA DONELAN / COURTESY PHOTO Lenny Wolpe and Mark Price lead the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s production of “The Producers,” open Jan. 10-29. original casts run and only caught it later starring Fred Applegate and Don Stephenson. Im in awe of Zero Mostel and Nathan Lane, but it wont inform me at all. I never saw (them), so for me its not a big problem,Ž Mr. Wolpe said as rehearsals began last month. And Im so not like any of them, whatever Im going to bring to the role will be my unique contribu-tion.Ž He has played a producer, at least, the comic Feldzieg in the original Broadway production of The Dr owsy ChaperoneŽ in 2006. Director Mark Martino, whose production of Les MiserablesŽ won it and him Carbonell Awards last season, has frequently dealt with bringing fresh-ness to a theatrical work that audience members vividly recall from their past. We will not reinvent the wheel, but we are coming in with no particular pre-conceptions. I dont think its incumbent to put on the same show theyve seen. We have a fresh set of eyes. Certainly the audience will come with expecta-tions because the script and the score and the music are there. But we dont need the original choreography and original direction to accomplish what they have come to see, a fantas-tic show with razzamatazz.Ž He, oft-paired choreographer Shea Sullivan and the cast will be calling on their decades of experience to pull out every gag in the bookŽ to augment Mel Brooks creation, he said. Mark Price, playing the nebbish accountant Leo, closed a production at the esteemed Papermill Playhouse barely two months ago. But in that produc-tion he played the directors high camp assistant Carmen Ghia, about as far a stretch from Leo as possible. Its relatively easyŽ not to be influenced in creating his own Leo, he said, because Im not doing the same role. Its really like starting from scratch.Ž The secret is to play the truthŽ of the situation, to take seriously that the characters believe they are playing for high stakes, Mr. Price said. His director added, The characters cant be stereotypes; they cant be one-dimensional. They have to be arche-types.Ž For the six people living in the Brazilian rainforest, The ProducersŽ was originally created by then-veteran tele-vision writer Mel Brooks as an irrever-ent black comedy about a neer-do-well Broadway producer Max Bialystock, whose rotten track record has reduced him to raising money by romancing rich little old ladies. Shy accountant Leo Bloom notes that by promising each investor large percentages of the profit „ perhaps totaling 1,000 percent „ they can make a mint if the show tanks. So they set off to find the worst possible property ever, and do so, in Springtime For Hitler.Ž As the Maltz team sees it, The ProducersŽ is not about a crooked plot to bilk little old ladies of their nest eggs. The show is really a love letter to the gloriously off-beat world of theater and its quirky denizens. I love the affection and energy that all these characters have because we are them. We do this. We did decide to pin our lives to this ridiculous crazy endeavor,Ž Mr. Martino said. For instance, Mr. Wolpe sees the dominant facet of Maxs character not as his duplicitousness but his indomi-tability. Maxs key happens right at the beginning when he is so defeated with his latest flop,Ž Mr. Wolpe said. You see the strength. How dare (critics and the public) insult me like this? This man gets back on the horse. Hes such a sur-vivor.Ž Mr. Martino adds, He thinks I can be a big a success because I can be a big a failure.Ž That outlook is indicative of the entire show. He said, Its a valentine to every show that ever went on and these are the people who do it,Ž Q PRODUCERSFrom page 1 “The Producers”>> When: Jan. 10-29 >> Where: Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road in Jupiter. >> Cost: $56-$93. >> Info: 575-2223 or PUZZLE ANSWERS


B6 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLYPlease send calendar listings to calendar editor Janis Fontaine at THURSDAY1/5 Art After Dark — 5-9 p.m. Jan. 5. Free. 832-5196; by Night — 6-9 p.m. Thursdays at the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 101 N. Flagler Drive at Clem-atis Street, West Palm Beach. Mongo — Jan. 5. This fivepiece rock band performs 80s and 90s rock and party music. Party for the Animals — 6-8 p.m. Jan. 5, American Humane Associations Lois Pope office, 241 Brad-ley Place, Suite C, Palm Beach. Join Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane, for an evening of cocktails and conversation to celebrate our mutual love of animals. American Humanes 2017 calendar will be on sale. Free. or call (866) 242-1877.“Dirty Dancing” — Through Jan. 8, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. The beloved story comes to the stage with live music. Show times: 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Arrive by 6:45 p.m. Tuesday for Beyond the Stage, a pre-performance talk by Ste-ven Caras in the Cohen Pavilion. Tickets: $27 and up. 832-7469; SATURDAY1/7 SuperCar Week — Jan. 7-15, in locations throughout the Palm Beaches, wrapping with the free Sunday Super-Car SuperShow on Jan. 15 at the West Palm Beach Waterfront. Other must-see events include Lamborghini Palm Beach Cars & Coffee, Supercar Week Race Experience and Palm Prix at Palm Beach International Raceway and the Super-Car HorsePower exhibition on opening day of polo season. SUNDAY1/8 The Palm Beach Friends of Quakers Meetings — 9 a.m. to noon Sundays in January, at the Quaker Meeting, 823 N. A St., Lake Worth. Cof-fee at 9 a.m., meeting for learning from 9:30-10:30 a.m., silent worship from 10:30-11:30 a.m. followed by a potluck and fel-lowship. Meetings for Learning topics: Quakerism & Social Activism, how Quak-erism Speaks Truth to Power (Jan. 8); Modern Quakerism, and how Quakerism Compares with Other Religions (Jan. 15); Quakerism & War … The Quaker Peace Testimony (Jan. 22) and Are Quakers Really Christian? (Jan. 29). An open house is planned for 1 p.m. Jan. 29 which will feature a presentation and Q&A about Quaker life. Free. Guests welcomed. Info: 39th Annual Oshogatsu Festival — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan 8. Ring in the Year of the Rooster with custom-ary mochitsuki rice-pounding, making mochi rice cakes, musical performances by Friends of Koto, taiko drumming by Fushu Daiko, a lion dance, a sado tea ceremony, a bonsai demonstration, as well as omikuji, Japanese fortune tell-ing. Tickets: $12 for age 11 and older, $5 for ages 4-10, in advance. $15 for age 11 and older and $10 for age 4-10 at the gate. Free for museum members and children younger than 3. 495-0233; to Table Benefit Dinner at Swank Farm — 4 p.m. Jan. 8, Swank Farm, 14311 North Road, Loxahatchee. The Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden host this down on the farmŽ rustic al fresco dinner prepared by local celeb-rity chefs. Tickets: $180 for members, $200 nonmembers, which includes a VIP hydroponic garden tour, live music by the acoustic roots band SOSOS, a multi-course dinner, cocktails and a Mounts specialty gift. Age 21 and older. 233-1757; Palm Beach International Polo Season — Sundays through April 23 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, Wellington. A season of challenge cups, qualifier matches and tournaments leading up to the U.S. Open Polo Championship. The best players in the world compete at the USPA 113th U.S. Open Polo Cham-pionships. Matches offer a wide range of viewing options and seating from grand-stand viewing, field tailgating, stadium seating, field-side champagne brunch at The Pavilion, and exclusive sponsor boxes. 282-5290; 2016-2017 Palm Beach Israeli Film Series — 4 p.m. Jan. 8 at Temple Beth EL, 2815 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Weisman Delray Community Center, 7091 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Film: P.S. Jerusalem.Ž The filmmaker will be in attendance. Danae Elon began filming her three young sons the moment she and her husband decided to leave New York and return to Jerusalem. Elon captures her sons confronting the challenges of mixing between Arabs and Jews. Single screening tickets: $10 Sundays, $7 Tuesdays for mem-bers, $8 for nonmembers. Call 833-0339. MONDAY1/9 Culture & Cocktails at The Col-ony — Jan. 9, The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. A conversa-tion and Q&A with two star appraisers of Antiques RoadshowŽ Kathleen Guzman and Nicholas Dawes. Ms. Guzman sold the Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of OzŽ for $600,000. Dawes is a leading authority on Lalique Glass, Majolica and Art Deco. Theyll be interviewed by Scott Simmons, editor of Florida Weekly and Collectors CornerŽ columnist. Tickets: $65 in advance, $75 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Cultural Council of Palm Beach Coun-ty. Cocktails, beverages and hors doeuvres and registration from 5-5:45 p.m. with the conversation from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Reserva-tions recommended. Info: 472-3330. TUESDAY1/10 “The Producers” — Jan. 10-29 at Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indian-town Road, Jupiter. Tickets start at $56. 575-2223; WEDNESDAY1/11 The Mandel JCC Book Festival — Jan. 11-April 4, at the Mandel JCC, 8500 Jog Road, Boynton Beach, and 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Jewish Arts Week — Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Mandel JCC in Boynton Beach and at 7 p.m. at the Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens. Book: Jewish Lunacy: 6,000 Years of Tradition, Pride and Stories, as told to someone who missed the first 5,960 years,Ž by author Eric Golub. Tickets: $10 Literary Society Reader Level; $12 guests. Bagels & Books Series — Series tickets for the four Bagels & Books: $45 Literary Society Reader Level; $55 guests. Individual tickets: $12 Literary Society Reader Level; $15 guests. Q 10 a.m. Jan. 24, Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Book: “The Bridge Ladies.Ž Author: Betsy Lerner. Q 10 a.m. Jan. 31, Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Book: Love Finer Than Wine.Ž Author: Edward C. Bernstein.Q 10 a.m. Feb. 3 at the Mandel JCC in Boynton Beach. Book: Love Finer Than Wine.Ž Author: Edward C. Bernstein.Q 10 a.m. Feb. 17, Mandel JCC in Palm Beach Gardens. Book: Irenes Children.Ž Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo.Winter Equestrian Festival — Jan. 11…April 2, at the Palm Beach Interna-tional Equestrian Center, 3400 Equestri-an Club Drive, Wellington. The worlds finest horses and riders compete in show jumping and equestrian dressage. On Saturday Night Lights the action starts at 7 p.m. with free Grand Prix equestrian competition including show jumping, plus food, family friendly activities, and live music. Info:; 793-5867; equestriansport.comPalm Beach Gardens Historical Society Enrichment Programs — 7 p.m. Jan. 11, room 219 at Christ Fellowship Church Administration Build-ing, North Campus on Northlake Boule-vard, Palm Beach Gardens. Mayor Mar-cie Tinsley will speak about the state of the city. Free. Call Don Kiselewski at 622-8538.The Curtis Chamber Orches-tra — 8 p.m. Jan. 11, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. The 19-member ensemble performs. Tickets: $40 bal-cony; $45 orchestra. Info: or 655-7226. LOOKING AHEAD Clematis By Night — 6-9 p.m. Thursdays at the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 101 N. Flagler Drive at Clem-atis Street, West Palm Beach. Making Faces — Jan. 12. An eclectic blend of rock, reggae and funk. www.MakingFacesMusic.comQ Firefighter Chili Cook Off – Jan. 19. This annual event sponsored by city of West Palm Beach Fire Rescue raises money for the Childrens Home Society of Florida. For $10, guest get unlimited chili tastings and get to vote for their favorite chili. Dylan Scott and the Ocoee River Band perform country. www.dylansc ottc or www. Q Eclipse — Jan. 26. This five-piece band from Jupiter performs Top 40 / Dance music. www.eclipseliveband.comThe Happiness Club of Palm Beach’s inaugural meeting — 5-6:30 p.m. Jan. 12, Nick & Johnnies Restaurant, Palm Beach. This social groups mission is to promote the ben-efits of positive emotions, which have been linked with better health, longer life, and overall well being. Make new friends, connect with old friends, chat and share experiences. Guest speaker is Rick Harrington, who owns a salon on Peruvian Avenue. Hell speak about recovering from the death of his son in a car accident at age 16 and the tradition that helped him. Suggested donation is $20 via PayPal at or at the door. South Florida Fair — Jan. 13-29, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 South-ern Blvd., suburban West Palm Beach. 561-793-0333; AT DRAMAWORKS Palm Beach Dramaworks at The Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 N. Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Call 514-4042, Ext. 2; “Collected Stories” — Feb. 3-March 5. AT THE DUNCAN Duncan Theatre, Palm Beach State Col-lege, 4200 Congress Ave., Lake Worth. Info: 868-3309; Bronx Wanderers — 8 p.m. Jan. 11. Toe-tapping and dancing in the aisles to the classic hits made famous by the likes of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Dion. Tickets $30.Philadanco — 8 p.m. Jan. 13 and 14. Innovation, creativity and preservation of predominantly African-American tra-ditions in dance. Part of the Modern Dance Series. Tickets: $39. Series tick-ets: $135 and $145.Jasper String Quartet — 2 p.m. Jan. 18 in Stage West Theatre. Part of the Classical Caf Series. Tickets: $35. AT THE EISSEY Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive off PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens. Tick-ets: 207-5900; Audition Workshops — 5-6:30 p.m. for ages 10-12 and 7-8:30 p.m. for ages 13-17 Jan. 9. $25. Beverly Blanch-ette, the retired dean of theatre at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts, will speak. Info: 207-5910. Reserve your place via email at Classical Orches-tra presents Masterworks I: Humanity & Hope — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12. Brilliant young pianist Vyacheslav Gryaznov performd Tchaikovskys icon-ic first piano concerto. A preconcert lecture starts at 6:40 p.m. Tickets: $40-$60 at 772-460-0850 ext. 1 or AT THE GARDENS MALL The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 775-7750.The 8th Annual Kidsanctuary Luncheon & Fashion Show — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 13. A welcome recep-tion at Saks 5th Avenue, silent auction, catered luncheon, full runway fashion show, benefitting the construction of the new Enrichment Center for children in foster care at KidSanctuary Campus. Mall Walking Club Event — Jan. 18 in Nordstrom Court. New member registration takes place at 8:30 a.m. A presentation follows at 9 a.m. by Dr. Schwartz. Refreshments. RSVP to Teresa by Jan. 16 at or call 622-2115. Susan G. Komen Shop and CALENDAR


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B7 CALENDAR TOP PICKS #SFL Q The 39th Annual Oshogatsu Festival — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan 8, Morikami Museum, Delray Beach. 495-0233; #OH,HENRY! 1.8 1.8 #KOJAK'SDAUGHTER Q Ariana Savalas — Jan. 10-14, The Colony Hotel’s Royal Room, Palm Beach. Info: 659-8100 or 655-5430; www.thecolonypalmbeach.comQ Palm Beach International Polo Season — Sundays through April 23 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, Wellington. 282-5290; www.internationalpoloclub.comQ Henry Rollins — 8 p.m. Jan. 12, The Kelsey Theater. Info: 328-7481; Share — Jan. 21. A Stylish Contribution to Susan G. Komen South Florida.Ž Present your receipts to the Informa-tion Desk during mall hours on January 21 and The Gardens Mall will donate 5 percent of total logged sales to Susan G. Komen South Florida.Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure Packet Pick-Up — 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 21 and noon 5 p.m. Jan. 22 in Grand Court. AT THE KELSEY The Kelsey Theater, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Info: 328-7481;“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” — Jan. 7.Henry Rollins — 8 p.m. Jan. 12. All ages. Riff Raff (Jody High Roller Him-self) — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14. Dolla Bill Gates, Owey, Peter Jackson, Stepdad. Hosted by DJ Afterthought. Tickets at AT THE KRAVIS Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Info: 832-7469; to Vienna New Year’s Concert: The Strauss Sympho-ny of America — 8 p.m. Jan. 1. $29 and up. Kickstart Your Writing Ability — 1:30 p.m. Jan. 3. Lecturer: Julie Gilbert for the Writers Academy at the Kravis Center. $30. “Wiesenthal” — Jan. 3-8. Written by and starring Tom Dugand, directed by Jenny Sullivan. $35 and up. “Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage” — Jan. 3-8. $27 and up. Kravis On Broadway. Arrive by 6:45 on Jan. 3 for a preperformance discus-sion by Steven Caras. Lunch and Learn: Sexual Heal-ing: An Intimate Conversation — 11:30 a.m. Jan. 5. With Dr. Ruth Westheimer, interviewed by Steven Caras. Tickets: $89. Admission includes lunch. Louise Pitre in “Chasing Rain-bows: The Music of Judy Gar-land” — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5-6. Tickets: $39. Kravis Film & Literary Club: “Bonfire of the Titans” — 11 a.m. Jan. 9. Moderated by Lee Wolf and Naomi Levine. Author Neal Gabler (An Empire of Their OwnŽ) speaks. Tickets: $49, includes a box lunch by Catering by The Breakers at the Kravis Center. Writers’ Circle — Noon to 2 p.m. Mondays Jan. 9 and 23, Feb. 6 and 20, March 6 and 20 and April 3 and 17. Instructor: Julie Gilbert. Registration $525. Writers’ Launch — 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31, and Feb. 7, 14, and 21. Instructor: Julie Gilbert. Regis-tration $325. Prague Philharmonia — 8 p.m. Jan. 10. $30 and up. Arrive by 6:45 p.m. for Beyond The Stage, a pre-concert discus-sion by Sharon McDaniel. Golden Dragon Acrobats — 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 12. Single tickets for 29 or $99 for the six-show package. Adults at Leisure Series. The tenth annual Palm Beach Wine Auction, Dinner & Live Auction — 6 p.m. Jan. 12. Benefits the Education Programs at the Kravis Center. At the Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach. Tickets are $1,000 by invitation at 651-4320 or What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience — 8 p.m. Jan. 12. $15 and up. Grammy Award-winner Michael Bolton — 8 p.m. Jan. 13. $26 and up. AT THE LIGHTHOUSE Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum, Light-house Park, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-18; free for younger than 6. Jupiter Lighthouse participates in the Blue Star Museums program. Children must be at least 4 feet tall to climb. Tours are weath-er permitting; call for tour times. RSVP required for most events at 747-8380, Ext. 101; Sunset Tour — Jan. 11, 18, 25. Time varies. Climb to the top. Reservations are required. Lighthouse Moonrise Tours — Jan. 12. Time varies. View the full moon from the top. Hike Through History — 8:30 a.m. Jan. 7. A 2-mile trek through Jupiters National Conservation Lands historic site on the 120-acre Jupiter Inlet Light-house Outstanding Natural Area. A seri-ous hike … bring water, sunscreen, a hat, footwear. Free but RSVP required at 747-8380, Ext. 101. Lighthouse Story Time & Crafts for Kids — 10:30 a.m. Jan. 3. Story time and a craft for ages 8 and younger. Bring a mat to sit on. Free, but reservations are required. Twilight Yoga at the Light — 6-7 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, and Feb 6, 13, 20, 27. Mary Veal, Kula Yoga Shala, leads. Donation. Bring a mat and a flashlight. Lighthouse Book Club — 6-7 p.m. Feb. 1. Join the museum staff in a book discussions on all things Florida. By donation. Reservations: 747-8380, Ext. 101. AT THE MALTZ Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indian-town Road, Jupiter. Tickets: $56 single tickets. Ask about the four-play and the five-play package. Season tickets are $202.; 575-2223. “The Producers” — Through Jan. 29. Spring Classes at the Conserva-tory — Classes begin Jan. 9, and registration is now open for classes beginning Jan. 9. Classes in dance, voice, acting, musi-cal theatre, an exclusive dance workshop, offers a range of ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop dance classes, as well as courses in improvisation, web series creation, acting the song, audition techniques and musical theatre. For all ages and levels. 575-2672 or visit Act Seminar — Jan. 14. A Dance Audition Class — Jan. 29. AT THE PLAYHOUSE The Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Info: 586-6410; in the Stonzek Theatre: “Tower” — Jan. 5.“Cameraperson” — Jan. 5.“Moonlight” — Jan. 6-12. AT THE IMPROV Palm Beach Improv at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach. Info: 833-1812; Ralphie May — Jan. 5-7. AT THE SCIENCE CENTER The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Park Road, West Palm Beach. Admission is $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3 to 12 and $14.95 for seniors aged 60 and older. Admission is free for kids younger than age 3 and museum members. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Info: 832-1988; Our Body: The Universe Within — Through April 23. LIVE MUSIC Cafe Boulud: The Lounge — 9 p.m. Fridays, in the Brazilian Court Hotel, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach. Info: 655-6060; Yacht Club — Jazz sessions start at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Camelot Yacht Club, 114 S. Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach. TCHAA! Band performs.


B8 WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY nrrr n*##n##&''*r %!'(r$$&#"# r+)"&"$#" #JMMZ+PFM &BHMFT &MUPO+PIO .BEPOOB UIFQBMNDPN %PXOMPBEUIF UIFQBMNBQQ561-627-9966 CALENDAR318-7675.The Colony Hotel — 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Info: 659-8100 or 655-5430; Motown Fridays with Memory Lane — 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Q Saturday Late Night with the Dawn Marie Duo — 9:30 a.m.-midnight, music and dancing, plus cameos by Royal Room headliners and other celebrity performers.Royal Room Cabaret: The doors open at 6:30 for dinner and the show starts at 8:30 p.m.QAnn Hampton Callaway — Jan. 5-7. Tickets: $90 week days and $100 Friday and Saturday, plus $60 food and beverage minimum.QAriana Savalas — Jan. 10-14. $70 entertainment charge for week days and $75 for Friday and Saturday with a $40 food and beverage minimum.Don Ramon Restaurante Cuba-no & Social Club — Live music Thursdays through Sundays, 7101 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. 547-8704.E.R. Bradley’s — 104 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Info: 833-352 0; www.erbradleys. com.Guanabanas — 960 N. A1A, Jupiter. Age 21 and older. Info: Respectable Street Caf — 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Info: 832-9999; ONGOING The Ann Norton Sculpture Gar-dens — 2051 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors and $5 students. Free for mem-bers. Info: 832-5328; “The Lost Bird Project” — Jan. 12-June 28.Q “‘Rising’ The Mystical World of Sophie Ryder” — Jan. 12-April 30. Q Artist Talk & Book Signing with Todd McGrain — noon Jan. 12. Q Artist Talk & Book Signing in the Gardens with Sophie Ryder — 11 a.m. Jan. 14.APBC Art on Park Gallery — 800 Park Ave., Lake Park. Info: 345-2842; Call for student work — Submit your work by Jan. 25 for judging in STU-DENTS 2017: An Exhibit of the Work of Palm Beach County Artists 12-17, on display at Art on Park gallery, 800 Park Ave., Lake Park. The judge is Caron Bowman. Exhibit dates: Feb. 6-18. Open-ing reception: Feb. 10. The Armory Art Center — 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. 832-1776; Q “New & Now: Work by New Faculty Fall 2016Ž „ On display in the East and Greenfield Galleries. Q Champions: Caribbean Artists Breaking Boundaries in South Florida „ Jan. 14-Feb. 11. An opening reception takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 13. The Box Gallery — 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. 786-521-1199; www.TheBoxGallery.Info. Q ART FLORIDA 2017 — Jan. 7-28. VIP reception Jan. 20.The Center for Creative Educa-tion — 425 24th St., West Palm Beach. 805-9927, Ext. 160; “Two Visions, One World” —Photography of Dede Pickering and Seth Resnick. Opens Jan. 7.The City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Rec-reation — Offers these classes and programs in affordable martial arts. Register at or call 804-4945. Q Karate — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays in monthly sessions beginning Jan. 9, Feb. 6, March 6, April 3 and May 1) at South Olive Community Center, 345 Summa St., West Palm Beach. For ages 13 and older. $40/month for residents, $50 for nonresidents. Q Karate for Kids — 5:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Jan. 10, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4, and May 2. Martial arts help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. For ages 6-12. $40/month for resi-dents, $50 for nonresidents.Q Judo — 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 11. For ages 18 and older. $5 for residents and $10 for nonresidents per class. Q The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County — 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues-day-Saturday. Info: 471-2901; Tony Arruza’s 15 Surfboards by 15 Shapers — Through Jan. 21. Q Fredi Cohen — Through Jan. 14. Q Moneta —Through Jan. 14. The Flagler Museum — One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: free for members; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-17) with adult; $3 child (6-12) with adult; younger than 6 free. 655-2833; Q Dover Quartet — Jan. 10. The Florida Trail Association Loxahatchee Chapter — Leads nature walks. New adventurers are wel-comed. Get info and register at John Prince Park Walk — 7:30 a.m. Jan. 7, 2520 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth. Choose your pace and distance, and have breakfast afterward at TooJays. Call 963-9906. Q Hike Jonathan Dickinson State Park — 8 a.m. Jan. 8, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. A 7-12 mile moderate-paced hike. Meet at the front gate of the park. Call Mary at 213-2189.Q Fort Pierce Hikes — Jan. 8. Meet at Riverbend Park for carpooling, 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Alan Collins hosts this leisurely-paced, all-day affair, which will include lunch. Bring water and any snacks. Call Alan at 586-0486. Harbourside Place — 200 U.S. 1, Jupiter. Info: 935-9533; Q Live Music on the Waterfront — 6-10 p.m. in the amphitheater. Q Live Music Sunday on the Waterfront — Noon-4 p.m. Sundays in the amphitheater. Q Tai Chi Class — 9 a.m. Saturdays. Cost: $10.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 B9 Choose your seat at the Centers of“cial website or call 561.832.7469 or 800.572.8471 Group sales: 561.651 .4438 or 561.651.4304 Regional Arts Concert Series PRAGUE PHILHARMONIAEmmanuel Villaume, Conductor Sarah Chang, Violin Andrew von Oeyen, Piano Tuesday, January 10 at 8 pm %SFZGPPT)BMMt5JDLFUTTUBSUBU World-renowned violinist Sarah Chang and thrilling pianist Andrew von Oeyen in two major concertos WHATS GOING ON: THE MARVIN GAYE EXPERIENCE Thursday, January 12 at 8 pm %SFZGPPT)BMMt5JDLFUTTUBSUBU Aint Nothing Like the Real Thing, but soul master Brian Owens comes close with Motown hits Grammy Award Winner MICHAEL BOLTON Friday, January 13 at 8 pm %SFZGPPT)BMMt5JDLFUTTUBSUBU Over 60 million records and counting: Timeless Grammy winner revisits beloved ballads COMPAGNIE HERV KOUBI WHAT THE DAY OWES TO THE NIGHT Tuesday and Wednesday, January 17-18 at 7:30 pm 3JOLFS1MBZIPVTF 5JDLFUT Powerful, provocative! 12 male dancers in stunning display of ”ips, spins, emotional intensity PINK MARTINI featuring China Forbes Saturday, January 14 at 8 pm Dreyfoos Hall 5JDLFUTTUBSUBU The little orchestra that could … Singer China Forbes leads spunky, eclectic ensemble Beyond the Stage: Join us for a free pre-performance talk by Sharon McDaniel in the Cohen Pavilion at 6:45 pm.Sponsored by Julie and Amin KhourySeries sponsored by Leonard and Sophie DavisThis PEAK performance is made possible by a grant from the MLDauray Arts Initiative in honor of Leonard and Sophie DavisBeyond the Stage: Join us on January 17 for a free post-performance talk by Steven Caras. Bring in the New Year with Unforgettable Entertainment! CALENDARQ AMPed Yoga — 10 a.m. Sundays. An all-levels vinyasa yoga class led by Jennifer Martin. $10. Alison Berkery offers a kids yoga class for $5.The Historical Society of Palm Beach County — Johnson History Museum, 300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Free admission. Info: 832-4164; “For the Love of the Game: Baseball in the Palm Beaches” — Highlights of Americas favorite pastime in Palm Beach County. Archival photographs and historical artifacts tell the story. Jonathan Dickinson State Park — 16450 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. Park entry is a suggested dona-tion of $5. Info: 745-5551 or email Canoe or kayak river tours — Every Friday and the last Saturday of the month, from 9:45 a.m. to noon. Rent a canoe or kayak at the parks River Store or bring your own for this leisure-ly guided paddle on the Loxahatchee River. The tour is free with park admis-sion. Registration in advance is required at 745-5551. The Lighthouse ArtCenter — Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat-urday. Admission is $5 Monday-Friday, free on Saturday and for members and exhibiting artists. Info: 746-3101; Q “Illuminating the Deep” — Through March 4. The exhibition also features The Fine Art of Exploration. An opening reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 5. A three-part exhibition com-bining art and science and highlighting bioluminescence. Q The Fine Art of Exploration — Features the art of Else Bostlemann. Q Third Thursday — 5:30-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Wine and passed hors doeuvres reception and exhibits, concerts, lectures, art demonstrations, live performances and gallery talks. Q Boca Bus Trip — 9:30 a.m. Jan. 6. Visit the Boca Museum of Art. Lunch (and shopping) are on your own in Mizner Park. Reservations required. Info: 746-3101. Q Dr. Edith Widder speaks — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 7. $15 members, $20 non-members. Limited seating. Reserva-tions recommended. The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach — 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Info: 868-7701; Q Pilates — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Bring your own mat. By donation.Q Five Secrets to Preventing and Improving Type II Diabe-tes — 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 5. Learn five secrets to managing or preventing Type II Diabetes. In the Clematis Room. Free. The Norton Museum of Art — 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Free admission. Info: 832-5196; Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers — Through Jan. 15. Q William Merritt Chase: Shinnecock Hills, Autumn — Through Jan. 29. The North Palm Beach Library — 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach. 841-3383; Ongoing: Knit & Crochet on Mondays at 1 p.m. Quilters on Fridays at 10 a.m. Chess on the first and third Saturday at 9 a.m. TreeSearchers Gene-alogy Club on the third Tuesday in Jan-May.Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby Gallery — 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Info: 630-1116 or Marine Life Paintings by Carey Chen — Through Jan. 12. A Meet & Greet takes place 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 12.Palm Beach Gator Snow Ski Club — Meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the North Palm Beach Country Club, 951 US High-way 1, North Palm Beach. Info: The Palm Beach Zoo & Conser-vation Society — 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day. Tickets: $18.95 adults; $16.95 seniors, $12.95 age 3-12, free for younger than 3. Info: 533-0887; River Center — 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The Loxahatchee River Dis-trict was created more than 30 years ago to monitor and protect the river. Today its a teaching facility and recreation area that offers programs to enrich the community and the river. Call 743-7123; boating course — 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 14, Feb. 11, and March 4. Taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-iary Flotilla 52. Free but a $10 refundable deposit is required to reserve your seat. The Society of the Four Arts — 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Call 655-7227;’s “Nabucco” — From the Metropolitan Opera. Jan. 7. $27 or $15 for students. QThe American Chamber Players — Jan. 8. QCurtis Chamber Orchestra — Jan. 11. QVictor Davis Hanson, “What the President Needs to Know to Combat Terrorism” — Jan. 10. $35; tickets sold at the door one hour before lecture beginsQ “When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection” — Through Jan. 29. Admission is $5.Q “Illustrating Words: The Wondrous Fantasy World of Robert L. Forbes and Ronald Searle” — In the Mary Alice Fortin Childrens Art Gallery.The Town of Palm Beach Rec-reation Center — 340 Seaview Ave., Palm Beach. Info: 838-5485; www.palm-beachrecreation.comQAdult programs beginning Jan. 9 — Italian, French and Spanish for beginners through Advanced students; Ballroom Dance; Karate (Self Defense); Painting/Drawing; Digital Photography; Yoga (For all levels); Stretching; Toning. Get times, days and fees online. Q


B10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY Free Movies i n D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D o o o o o o o o o o o w w w w w w w w w n n n n n n n t t t t t t t t t t t o o o o o o o o o w w w w w w w w w w n n n n n n n n a a a a a a a a a a t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t h h h h h h h e e e e e e e G G G G G G G G a a r r r r r r d d d d d d d e e e e e n n s s s s s . c c c c c c c o o m m m m m C C C C C u u u u r r r r l l l l l l u u u u u p p p p u u n n n n n n d d e e r r t t h h e e e s s s t t t t a a a a e e e e a a a a c c c c h h h h h m m o o o o n n n n n t t t h h h h h h . G G G G G r r r a a a a b b b a a a a b b b i i i i i i i n n n C C C e e n n t t t r r e e e e e C C C C C o o o o u u u u u r r r r t t t t t t t t t o o o o c c c c a a a a a a t t SOCIETY Ballet Palm Beach annual luncheon at the Kravis Center’s Cohen PavilionLikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalm Beach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area event s than we can “ t in the newspaper. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to society@” PHOTOS / PAULETTE MARTIN — PRECIOUS MOMENT PHOTOGRAPHY 1. Madeleine Miller ,Sarah Wilson, Roma Catania, Daylan Sleva and Adriana Salazar 2. Vanessa Hewko, Brenda Dhom and Yvonne Peterson 3. Ricardo Gil 4. Amy Swan and Joy Miltenberger 5. Paul Fisher, Anka Palitz and Steven Caras 6. Sharon Domino, Carol Wright and Ellen Tschappat 1 4 5 6 2 3


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B11 Sponsored by: SATURDAY, JANUARY 7TH 6:30PMBACK TO THE FUTURE FREE!0000 n Centre Court S S S S S p p o o n n s s s s o o o o r r r r r r e e e e d d b b b b b b b b b y y y y y y : : : : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 a a a r r r s s s s t t t t h h h h e e e e f f f f i i i i r r r r s s s s t t t t S S S S a a a a t t t t u u u u u r r r r r d d d d a a a a y y y y y y y y o o o o f f f t t e e a a a a n n n n d d d d a a a a d d d d r r r r r r i i i i n n n n k k k k a a n n d d d r r e e e e l l a a a x x t t t c c c c c h h h h a a a a a F F F F l l a a s s h h b b a a c c k k F F F F F F e e a a t t u u r r r r e e SOCIETY Legal Aid annual holiday event at Brooks Brothers in The Gardens MallLikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalm Beach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area event s than we can “ t in the newspaper. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to society@” PHOTOS 1. Deborah Searcy and Christian Searcy Jr. 2. Christian Searcy, Abigail Beebe, Adam Rubin, Armando Tabernilla, Holly Tabernilla and Bob Bertisch 3. Scott Murray and Jamie Murray 4. Edward Downey, Catherine White and David White 5. Michelle Suskauer, Abigail Beebe, Gary Lesser, Patricia Leonard, and Theo Kypreos 6. Wendy Norris, David Norris and Ellen Malasky 1 4 5 6 2 3


B12 WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY will shuttle guests from Art Night Outs home base on the corner of Northwood Road and Broadway to the artists stu-dios for the tour. Arts and crafts vendors from all over South Florida set up tempo-rary shops alongside the neighborhoods unique boutiques and galleries, which stay open late. Visitors also will find live street-side artists and musicians. For info, visit bona fide hero on stage At 7:30 p.m. Jan. 6 and 7, or at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 7 and 8, the Kravis Cen-ter presents Wiesenthal,Ž a one-actor play written by and star-ring Tom Dugan and directed by Jenny Sullivan. This piece tells the true story of Holo-caust survivor Simon Wiesenthal, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things, including bring-ing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. In spite of all he saw and lived through, Wiesenthal remained a hopeful and lov-ing voice, and an excellent role model for humanity. His story is an inspiration for a more peaceful world. Tickets start at $35. The Kravis Center is at 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. For tickets, call 832-7469 or of the Titans The Kravis Film & Literary Club meets for a discussion of a different kind of hero, the heroes of American film at 11 a.m. Jan. 9. Moderators Lee Wolf and Naomi Levine will speak with author Neal Gabler about his book, An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood,Ž which chronicles the his-tory of the Hollywood motion picture industry, focusing on how a group of uneducated yet highly resourceful Jew-ish immigrants influenced the ethics, fashion and culture of American life. Ms. Wolf and Ms. Levine will discuss both Mr. Gablers book and the film The Way We Were,Ž a roman-tic drama starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford as star-crossed lovers Katie and Hubbell, which was set dur-ing the McCarthy Era, from 1950-1956, when the House Un-American Activities Committee was unjustly investigating and persecuting perceived enemies of the state. Tickets are $49, which includes water and a box lunch prepared by Catering by The Breakers at the Kravis Center. For more information, call 832-7469 or Lecture on terrorism Victor Davis Hanson of the Hoover Institution and Stanford University and National Humanities Medal recipi-ent, will speak about What the President Needs to Know to Combat TerrorismŽ at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. The lecture is part of the 2017 Esther B. OKeeffe Lecture Series which explores the topics of politics, media and culture. The lecture takes place in the Gubelman Auditorium. Tickets are $35 and are avail-able at the door one hour before the event. Admission is free for Four Arts members. For more information, visit Q HAPPENINGSFrom page 1 The Society of the Four Arts will present the Curtis Chamber Orchestra at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11. In its premiere engagement at The Four Arts, the Curtis Chamber Orches-tra will perform Mozarts violin con-certos No. 2 and No. 4, with orchestral soloists. The programs highlight, Mozarts Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major,Ž features violist Roberto Daz, president of the Curtis Institute of Music, and violinist and faculty member Shmuel Ashkenasi. The 19-member ensemble is from The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadel-phia, which has a 90-year history of educating and training gifted young musicians for professional careers as performing artists. The Curtis Chamber Orchestra appears as part of Curtis on Tour, the Nina von Maltzahn Global Touring Ini-tiative. An embodiment of the schools learn by doingŽ philosophy, it offers students real-world, professional tour-ing experience alongside celebrated alumni and faculty. The professional training and full tuition provided to all Curtis students has produced world-renowned alumni, including Lang Lang, Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein. Q Curtis Chamber Orchestra to perform at Four Arts >> What: Curtis Chamber Orchestra >> When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 >> Where: The Society of the Four Arts, Walter S. Gubelmann Auditorium, Palm Beach >> Tickets: $40 balcony; $45 orchestra >> Info:; 655-7226 COURTESY PHOTOThe 19-member Curtis Chamber Orchestra hails from The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadel-phia. COURTESY PHOTOTom Dugan in “Wiesenthal.”


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 B13 2051 S. Flagler Drive € West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-832-5328 € Gallery Hours Wed Sun, 10 am 4 pm Extended Hours: Fri, Jan 13, Sat, Jan 14, Sun, Jan 15: 9 am 7 pm ANSG Members Free, Non-members $15 "! r nr # !!#n #!## # # !$! # r !# #! # !! The Kiss, Courtesy the Artist, Waterhouse & Dodd NY and Ash Mills Photography nrnr $# nn nr # # r LATEST FILMS‘Passengers’ ++ Is it worth $10? NoIt makes sense that PassengersŽ would be a tedious bore. Consider: Its about two passengers on a gigantic space ship who wake up 90 years before theyre scheduled to arrive at their destination. Not much for them to do besides hang out, and with so-so visual effects like whats seen here, theres not much for us to watch either. Surely director Morten Tyldum, who made creating a computer engaging in The Imitation GameŽ (2014), will find a way to keep us interested, right? Wrong. Part of the problem is the structure of the story. At the start an asteroid hits the space ship, causing a malfunction that wakens Jim Preston (Chris Pratt). With 258 crewmembers and 4,999 other passengers still dormant, Jim tries to go back to sleep, fails, and resigns himself to a life of isolation, with only an android bartender (Michael Sheen) to chat with. With Pratt in this role its natural to think Jim would find a way to make this fun for a while, but Pratts charming energy is oddly missing here, replaced by an uncomfortable seriousness that doesnt give the audience much to smile at. In fairness to Pratt, Jon Spaihts (Doctor StrangeŽ) script is so dire, with so little levity, that its both heavy and dull. Little things, like Jim not being a gold classŽ passenger and therefore unable to get a cappuccino, are a nice, creative flourish that the film desperately needs more of. After a half hour of screen time of Jim alone, Aurora Lane (Jennifer Lawrence) wakes and things pick up a bit, but only in predictable ways. They flirt, spend time together, fall in l ove, and then the story oddly takes on a romantic comedy struc-ture without being funny at all. Sure its a tough situation, but more comic relief is sorely needed (and rightfully expected) with these two leads. As the story pro-gresses it hardly improves until the end, which is a bit better than the rest of the film deserves. Visually we expect more from a film with a $110 million budget. Shots of the space ship, and the passengers outside the space ship, are standard fare. The production design by Guy Hendrix Dyas (InceptionŽ) is appropriately futuristic and impressive, but the only visual effects sequence that impresses is the one in which the ships gravity fails while Aurora is swimming. Its a sequence that feels wholly unique, and as a result is one of the films few highlights. Not helping matters is a musical score by Thomas Newman (SpectreŽ) thats profoundly dull. It never registers in terms of stimulating audience members emotions or providing structural rhythm, but it is there, you do notice it, and it adds nothing. PassengersŽ is slow, thoroughly mediocre, and noticeably lacking a dynamic sense of vibrancy thats essential to a movie of this type. Why spend money to see this when theres so much other great stuff in theaters now? Q dan >> Andy Garcia only appears once and has no dialog. Whatever his rate was for this movie, the production companies got ripped off. SONY PICTURES PHOTOJennifer Lawrence takes a dive in ‘Passengers.”


B14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLYANDY SPILOS / FLORIDA WEEKLY ANDY SPILOS / FLORIDA WEEKLY LikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalm Beach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area event s than we can “ t in the newspaper. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to society@” SOCIETY Presentation of Christmas presents, Lake Park Elementary School 1. Beth Fries, Wayne House, Zach House, Sean House and Diane Carlton 2. Deborah Marino and Guy Richards 3. Sophia Hart, Jackson Stone, Chris Hall, Amanda Stone and Sally Hart 4. Isabella Hart and Sophia Hart 5. Adam Vaughan and Hailey Vaughan 6. Jamie Yonkers and Lisa Rougeau 1. Earns Otalus, Jason Gideon, Amanda Lamb and Rebecca Foureau 2. Rene Webster, Champ Bogue, Caroline Fallon and Hub Spooner 3. Natalie Rinehart, Brent Carlson, Donna Goldfarb, Michelle Fleming and Jim Fallon 4. Jennifer Sulzbach and Jim Fallon 5. Kristen Jack, Stephanie DeLaRua, Kayla Neuharth, Katie Dicroce and Raelyn Harris 6. Courtney Menendez, Leroy Tyree, Jevon Williams, Amanda Morgan and Evelyn Aguiar Luna 7. Mike Hopkins, Rayma Buckles, Hub Spooner and Joe MorrisLake Worth Beach Bonfire 1 1 4 4 2 2 6 6 7 5 5 3 3


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15 Palm Beach 221 Royal Poinciana Way | Sunset Menu 3-6pm | Open daily from 7:30am-10:00pm Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | Full Bar Testa’s T esta’s PALM BEACH Since 1921 $20 Credit On your check of $65 or more before discount or $15 credit on $40+. Regular Lunch & Dinner menus with this original offer. Thru: Jan. 2017 Recipient of THE QUINTESSENTIAL PALM BEACH AWARD from the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce celebrating our 96th Season Come Home to Testa’s PUZZLES 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.Difficulty level: COMMON ENDINGS HOROSCOPESCAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Set aside your usual reluctance to change, and consider reassessing your financial situation so that you can build on its strengths and minimize its weaknesses. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some recently acquired information helps open up a dark part of the past. Resolve to put what youve learned to good use. Travel plans continue to be favored. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Act on your own keen instincts. Your strong Piscean backbone will support you as someone attempts to pressure you into a decision youre not ready to make. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your batteries should be fully recharged by now, making you more than eager to get back into the swing of things full time. Try to stay focused so that you dont dissipate your energies. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre eager to charge straight ahead into your new responsibilities. But youll have to paw the ground a little longer, until a surprise compli-cation is worked out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Rival factions are pressuring you to take a stand favoring one side or the other. But this isnt the time to play judge. Bow out as gracefully as possible, without committing yourself to any position. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Reassure a longtime, trusted confidante that you appreciate his or her words of advice. But at this time, you need to act on what you perceive to be your own sense of self-interest. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You need to let your warm Leonine heart fire up that new relationship if you hope to see it move from the just friendsŽ level to one that will be as romantic as you could hope for. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Theres still time to repair a misunderstanding with an honest explanation and a heartfelt apology. The sooner you do, the sooner you can get on with other matters. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Expect a temporary setback as you progress toward your goal. Use this time to re-examine your plans and see where you might need to make some significant changes. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Some missteps are revealed as the cause of current problems in a personal or professional partner-ship. Make the necessary adjust-ments and then move on. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Jupiters influence helps you work through a pesky problem, allowing your naturally jovial attitude to re-emerge stronger than ever. Enjoy your success. BORN THIS WEEK: You embody a love for traditional values com-bined with an appreciation of whats new and challenging. Q SEE ANSWERS, B5 SEE ANSWERS, B5


B16 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLYCAPEHART PHOTOGRAPHY CAPEHART PHOTOGRAPHY LikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalm Beach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area event s than we can “ t in the newspaper. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to society@” SOCIETY Miami City Ballet pre-show cocktail reception at Hilton West Palm Beach 1. Mike Victor and Wendy Victor 2. Bea Cayzer, William Richards and Rosemary Harder 3. Christine Stiller and Robert Stiller 4. Claudia Brandner and Reinhard Brandner 5. Countess Yolanda de Bonvouloir and Frances Hayward 6. Heather Henry and Patrick Henry 7. Maryellen Dohrs and Cynthia Hammar 8. Jill Elisofon, Nancy Mato and Margery King 1. Christine DiRocco and Kae Jonsons 2. Ed Robbins and Beverly Robbins 3. Audrey Halperin and Miriam Flamm 4. Joanne Leibovitz and Stephanie Tamposi 5. Nancy Parker and Harold Parker 6. Elaine Meier, Nikki Hallam and Deirdre Shapiro 7. Gerald Goldsmith and Roni Jacobson 8. Michael Scolamiero and Adelaida MunizIscoe 9. Sandy Norman and Jane Day 10. Nicole Edeiken and Christine CartonPreview of ‘When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection,’ Society of the Four Arts 10 1 1 5 5 8 2 2 6 6 9 3 3 4 4 7 7 7 8


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B17KRYSTAL ZASKEY PHOTOGRAPHY LikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalm Beach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area event s than we can “ t in the newspaper. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to society@” SOCIETY Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens’ Festival of Trees 1. Cindy Sulzberger and Steven Green 2. David Miller and Ray Wakefield 3. Jenny Garrigues and Dean Henning 4. Frances Fisher, Harrison Fisher and Jeffrey Fisher 5. Natalie Alvarez, Eric Lieberman and Diane Buhler 6. Matt Lorentzen, Helene Lorentzen and Charlie Lorentzen 7. Katrina Lee and Roby Penn 8. Michelle Diffenderfer and Bob Diffenderfer 9. Mieke Van Waveren and Kate Reed 10. Peter Rock and Cindy Anderson 11. Sally Soter and Bill Soter 12. Sarah Benitz and Tim Benitz 13. Wally Turner and Betsy Turner 14. Sebastian Rupp, John Rupp, Regan Rupp and Braedon Rupp 1 4 7 2 5 8 3 6 9 10 11 12 13 14


B18 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLYANDY SPILOS / FLORIDA WEEKLY LikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalm Beach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area event s than we can “ t in the newspaper. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to society@” SOCIETY YMCA prayer breakfast at The Breakers in Palm Beach 1. Bret Baier 2. Bebe McCranels and Scott McCranels 3. Brett Baier and Ana Gambino 4. Amyleigh Atwater, Tom DeRita and Justina Stancavage 5. Patrick Fitzgerald, Emily Loveland, Tyler Wright, Derrick Simpson and Trishul Patel 6. Rita Craig, Kelly Steele, Beverly McNamara and Tamela Foster 7. Michael Wall, Melissa Nash and Rick Kozell 8. Brian Mast, Mark Foley and Rick Roth 9. Dick Baumer, Cindy Leuliette and Tim Leuliette 10. Gail Coniglio and Jimmy Scroggins 11. Jason Guari and Nicole Guari 12. Maria Elena Coffield and Gabriella Coffield 10 11 12 4 6 8 5 7 9 1 2 3


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JANUARY 5-11, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B19The Dish: Sauteed Shredded Duck The Place: Grand Lake Dim Sum Chinese Restaurant, 7800 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 681-1388. The Price: $15.95 The Details: Its easy to run afoul when cooking duck. You can overcook it, leaving it tough and dry, or you can oversalt it, overwhelming its flavor. But duck done right is a tender, meaty treat. At Grand Lake, the tender morsels of meat are served with stir-fried red and green bell peppers, scallions and celery. Theres no need for a lot of fussy sauces „ the earthy flavor of the duck comes through beautifully. We also enjoyed the Crispy Shrimp with Walnuts, with perfectly cooked ten-der shellfish set atop a bed of broccoli. Q „ Sc ott Simmons Last year Giuseppe Bianchini walked into the Multilingual Society ( in downtown West Palm Beach to improve his English speaking skills. It was a lucky day for the Italian businessman, known for his Moz-zarella di Buffalo, because the first per-son he met there was Natacha Koblova, founder of the language school. Ms. Koblova, who is from Samara, Russia, and has lived in the U.S. for 16 years, not only directed him to the Eng-lish teacher, but since has become Mr. Bianchinis business partner. The two opened Pizzeria Thats Amore in Lake Worth on Dec. 10. We make pizza Napoletan style (thin crust) in wood burning oven (100 per-cent wood, no gas),Ž Mr. Bianchini, who moved to Florida from Salerno, Italy, a year ago, said. The oven is handmade and was shipped from Italy, Napoli. Our chef is from Napoli region as well.Ž Mr. Giuseppe makes his own Mozzarella di Buffalo from curd imported from Italy. This mozzarella is so light and the texture is so delicate and mostly it is absolutely fresh since it is made here, so no travel delay from Italy,Ž he said. This is unique. We also use a lot Burrata and Ricotta di Buffalo from Puglia in our recipes. Buffalo mozzarella is one of the most important food items in Italian cuisine and at our pizzeria you have an oppor-tunity to try it so fresh, exactly as it is made Italy. We also offer Buffalo moz-zarella for retail.Ž Mr. Giuseppe recommends customers start with the restaurants signature appetizer, Thats Amore, which includes prosci utto di Parma and Buf falo Mozzarella. When it comes to pizzas,Ž he said, the choice is great, but one of the best I would say is Pr osciutto e Tartuffo, made with Porcini mushrooms, Buffalo Moz-zarella, Prosci utto and Truffle cream. For dessert, our chef prepares tiramisu and the most unbelievable cheesecake made with Buffalo ricotta. This unique cheese gives light as a cloud texture to this dessert.Ž Ms. Koblova, 41, said she started learning Italian about three years ago and immersed herself in everything Italian. Talking with Mr. Bianchini has strength-ened her Italian speaking skills. Our restaurant has a very cozy decor with handpainted tables which represent different Italian cities so that customers can travel in our pizzeria and discover interesting things about Italy while din-ing,Ž she said. Besides Russian, English and Italian, she speaks and teaches French and is learning Spanish and German. At the restaurant, we are doing the Italian conversation group and gourmet Italian cuisine nights by regions,Ž she said. The first one is planned for this month for Campania region, specific food and wines. We will also have trivia nights „ things you know about Italy.Ž On Jan. 30, the 50-seat restaurant will host an Italian singer. Giuseppe BianchiniAge: 44 Original hometown: Salerno, Italy Restaurant: Pizzeria Thats Amore, 8918 Lantana Road, (one block from 441 at the corner of Lantana and Lyons roads) in suburban Lake Worth; 660-5624; Open for lunch and dinner. Mission: Our goal is to offer authentic Italian Napoletan style pizza. Cuisine: Pizza, Italian Training: Learned working in the family business in Italy. Whats your footwear of choice in the kitchen? Crocs What advice would you give someone who wants to be a restaurateur? It definitely requires a lot of discipline and patience, but mostly you have to be passionate about food. Without this sparkle, this job, as any other actually, cannot be enjoyable. Q In the kitchen with...GIUSEPPE BIANCHINI, Co-owner of Pizzeria That’s Amore, in suburban Lake Worth BY MARY THURWACHTERmthurwachter@floridaweekly.comTHE DISH: Highlights from local menus SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOGiuseppe Bianchini and Natacha Koblova, co-owners of Pizzeria That’s Amore. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Places for chiliA trio worth noting3SCOTT’STHREE FOR1 SARA’S KITCHENCity Center, 2000 PGA Blvd., Building A, Suite 3140, Palm Beach Gardens; 540-2822 or The forecast this weekend is cool and blustery. The food at this familyowned breakfast and lunch place is rib-sticking good „ the club sandwich will fill you up fast. The chili? It will fill you up any day, regardless of the temperature, with plenty of beef and beans, and just the right amount of spice. A bowl of this is all you need to make a meal.2 CITY DINER3400 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 659-6776 or City Diner is a go-to place for just about any meal. But with the cooler, rainy weather weve been having nothing sounds better than a hearty bowl of the diners chili. Its meaty and substantial, with a slightly piquant tomato base that doesnt compete with the beans and the beef. Like it? You can compliment the chef; hes also the owner, and hes almost always there. Not in the mood for chili? The tomato bisque is amazing. And check out the collection of vintage advertising memorabilia that covers the walls and ceilings of the restaurant.3 FIELD OF GREENS412 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach; 820-2465. Or 10140 Forest Hill Blvd., No. 110, Wellington; 795-4345 or This lunch spot has been a favorite since it first opened at CityPlace. Now, at locations in downtown West Palm Beach and Wellington, its still selling the same fresh sandwiches and salads. But dont forget about the soups „ specifically the vegetarian chili, packed with tomato, corn and other goodies. Good and good for you. „ Scott Simmons SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLYEven the ceilings are covered with memorabilia at City Diner.


777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton | Box Ofce 561-297-6124 800 564-9539 For additional venues and info: or 954-522-8445FAU/KAYE AUDITORIUMTom Hormel: The Legend of Bird Mountain World Premiere Korngold: Concerto for Violin and OrchestraTessa Lark, violinStrauss: Also sprach Zarathustra er er r by by by dis dis dis ord ord ord er e er e e e e e er er er r r e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e d d d d d d d d r rd r r r r or o or o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e e d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d d r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r o o o o o o o o o o o o o d d d d d d d d d d d d d d r r r r r r r r r o o o o o order by disorder The Symphony tips our hat to Broadway with a spectacular homage to Tony Award-winning musicals for a night to remember. A Chorus Line, Chicago, Hello Dolly, My ?ZbkEZ]r%LhnmaIZ\b\Zg]fn\afhk^' Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture I^m^kL\ab\d^e^3I'='J';Z\al Concerto for Simply Grand Piano and OrchestraJeffrey Biegel, pianoTchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden (Snegourotchka) Suite Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C MinorSvetlana Smolina, pianoNielsen: Symphony No. 5, Op. 50 FEBRUARY 19 € 5PM ORDER BY DISORDER MARCH 19 € 5PM AND THE TONY GOES TO... APRIL 2 € 5:30PM UNTAMED SPIRIT JANUARY 22 € 5PM BERMENSCH (SUPERMAN) FAU 2017 SUNDAY CONCERT SERIES INSIDE WEST PALM BEACHHosted by Barry OBrienTune in from 6-7pm Wednesdays Visit us online atS A LOT TO LIKE


GOLF, WATERFRONT & OTHER LUXURY PROPERTIES VINCE MAROTTA LOCAL LUXURY EXPERT Views of 8th Hole | 5BR/5.2BA | 5,479 SF | $2.995M Overlooking the 5th Hole | 5BR/6.2BA | 5,858 SF |I $3.295M TRUMP NATIONAL, JUPITER Largest Condo Avail in Juno Beach | 3,995 SF | $1.95M OCEANFRONT 902, JUNO BEACH Custom Pool Home, Impact Glass | 3BR/3BA | 2,082 SF | $479,000 Ocean to IC Views | 3BR/3.1BA | 3,500 SF | $2.995M 1-Story Lakefront Villa | 4BR/3BA | 3,207 SF | $1.249M Golf Course & Water Views | 4BR/4BA | 4,501 SF | $949,000 THE BEARÂ’S CLUB, JUPITER CLARIDGE 4-N, JUPITER ISLAND FRENCHMANÂ’S CREEK, PBG BAY HILL ESTATES, WPB N. CYPRESS DR, TEQUESTA SINGER ISLAND CONDOS Ocean & Intrcstl Views | 2BR/2BA | 1,330 SF | Starting at $275,000 Largest Lot on the Championship Golf Course | 1.47 Acres | $6.95M 3 Contiguous 1 Acre Lots on the Golf Course | From $2.5M GOVERNORÂ’S POINTE Water and Golf Views | 2BR/2BA | 1,396 SF | $345,000 Cul-de-Sac | 4BR/5.1BA | 4,043 SF | $1.25 M $1M in Upgrades | 5BR/4.1BA | 4,485 SF | $1.295M SAN MICHELE, PBG


LUXE LIVING PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY THE PALM BEACH LUXURY HOME REDEFINED JANUARY 2017 Q&AJoseph Paul Davis offers fun take on classic design. 15 XFloor designParis Ceramics brings the past to the present. 6 X COURTESY PHOTO Grace NotesLouis Vuitton, Michael Aram and more. 4 X PAGE 12 PAGE 12 LUXURY Refined sheets, towels, tablecloths make statement in bedroom, bathroom, kitchen LINENS


2 LUXE LIVING JANUARY 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY EditorScott SimmonsWritersAmy Woods Mary ThurwachterGraphic DesignerMeg RoloffPublisherBarbara ShaferAccount ExecutiveAlyssa LiplesSales and Marketing AssistantBetsy Jimenez Luxe Living highlights the best of South Florida design. It publishes monthly. Call 561.904.6470 or visit us on the web at NEW CONCEPT STOREIN WEST PALM BEACHCREATIVE FURNITURE | FLOWERS & GIFTS HOME | BABY APPAREL & ACCESSORIES 561-762-0545 | WWW.LISAURASHOP.COM6300 S. DIXIE HWY, WEST PALM BEACH AIRING OUT the laundryTheres nothing more satisfying at the end of a productive day than set-tling into bed between freshly laun-dered sheets and drifting off to sleep. Its even better if those sheets have been line-dried and carry that kissed-by-the-sun scent that no detergent or dryer sheet ever could replicate. Thats the way it was until the middle of the 20th century, when automatic washers and electric clothes dryers became available. Before then, laundry was a production. There was water to boil and sheets and towels and clothing to agitate by hand in a kettle or tub, scrubbing out stubborn stains on a washboard of cor-rugated metal or glass before wringing them and hanging them out to dry. After that, one still needed to iron them. If you were lucky, you had a decent electric iron. Then you could make the bed and pass out from exhaustion. Thank goodness for that sun-kissed scent „ there needed to be some sort of reward for all that labor. Much of that has changed. So have our sheets and towels.Yes, its nice to have the crisp whites that our grandmothers grew up with. But their grandmothers no doubt would be confounded by the colors now available to us everywhere from department stores to specialty shops, like Pioneer Linens of West Palm Beach, Fine Linens of Tequesta and Kassatlys of Palm Beach. Pioneer, in business for more than a century, and the much younger Fine Linens both offer bedding in thread counts higher than our grandmothers ever could have imagined and superab-sorbent towels, too. Those heavier sheets may not need the ironing their predecessors required, though a freshly pressed top sheet and pillowcase always is more inviting, especially if someone else is doing the ironing. Its nice to see some things do not change. The colorfully edged Madeira tablecloths and accessories that were so popular half a century ago and more remain the core of the business at Kassat-lys, now in its 10th decade on Worth Avenue. As in the past, the owners of these businesses are on the job every day to ensure the excellent customer service never wavers. One hopes it never will. Q „ Scott Simmons, EditorEDITOR’S NOTESCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY This American Beauty iron, made in Detroit in the 1940s, has the heft to smooth the wrinkles from tablecloths and sheets of any thread count. SIMMONS "OUJRVFTr.JE$FOUVSZr%FTJHO 561-328-3837 3OUTH$IXIE(IGHWAYs7EST0ALM"EACH-ONDAYr3ATURDAYAMrPMs3UNDAY.OONrPM Items available on 0!42)#)!3'!,,%29 !NTIQUES


FLORIDA WEEKLY JANUARY 2017 LUXE LIVING 3 Palm Beach Gardens 6271 PGA Blvd. Suite 200 | Palm Beach Gardens | 561.209.7900 Jupiter 920 W. Indiantown Rd. Suite 105 | Jupiter | 561.623.1238 LangRealty.comMORE SELLERS TRUST LANG REALTYThan Any Other Real Estate Company in Palm Beach County Exceptional Agents = Extraordinary Results GALLERY NEWS Onessimo Fine Art expands at PGA Commons FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFFOnessimo Fine Art has grown.The gallery, which opened at PGA Commons in 2002, recently doubled its space to include 3,000 square feet of showroom space, with two modern art wings, which will showcase Onessimos collection of paintings and sculptures, contemporary art and photography. We have exclusive arrangements with living, world-renowned artists. Extensive inventory allows spontaneous shopping for clients and designers,Ž said Debra Ones-simo. Its instant gratification.Ž The expansion project was completed at the end of November. Upcoming events for season include The Argillet Collection,Ž with works by Salvador Dali from the Atelier of Pierre Argillet (Jan. 6-8); GORGeous,Ž with works by Jurgen Gorg and Estella Fransbergen (Feb. 10-12); Beyond White,Ž with the work of Hessam Abrishami (March 10-12); and Luminous Life,Ž with works by Duav (May 5-7). Onessimo Fine Art is at 4530 PGA Blvd., Suite 101, Palm Beach Gardens. Info: (561) 355-8061 or Benzaiten to bring in glass artists Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, a hub for glass artists, plans to bring in four world-renowned visiting glass artists starting Jan. 5 with John Miller. The three-day events will include Thursday nights, with Get to Know the Artist Dinners.Ž Cost: $100 per person. Friday nights, the center will hold a gallery opening centered on the visiting artists works while also featuring two-dimensional works by international art-ists that compliment the glass work on display. The events will offer heavy hors doeuvres, two glasses of wine, live music and a live demonstration by the visiting artist. Cost: $10. Saturday afternoons, the center holds a larger and longer demonstration by the visiting artists, which is open and free to the public. The events continue Feb. 23-25 with Julia and Robin Rogers, March 16-18 with Robert Mickelsen and April 27-29 with Rob Stern. Benzaiten is at 1105 Second Ave. S. (two blocks south of Lake Avenue just west of the railroad tracks), downtown Lake Worth. Info: (561) 508-7315 or FOTOfusion coming The Palm Beach Photographic Centre will hold its annual FOTOfusion Jan. 24-28. The festival is five days of workshops, lectures, panel discussions, multimedia presentations, portfolio reviews, hands-on computer classes, demonstrations and photo shoots taught by more than 60 world renowned photographers, digital imaging artists and picture editors. Greatest Hits: A Special Exhibition by Albert Watson,Ž one of the worlds top photographers, will run Jan. 24-March 11. Highlights include the annual FOTOfusion Awards Dinner, set for Jan. 26, and FOTO-vision, a free event set for Jan. 27 that will feature photography from across the globe. The Photographic Centre is at 415 Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Info: (561) 253-2600 or Box Gallery plans multicurator show Rolando Chang Barreros The Box Gallery will host the exhibition Art Florida 2017,Ž with works by J. Steven Manolis, Andy Marx, Dana Donaty, Sarah Knouse, Karla Walter, Carin Wagner, Jon Glaser, Stefan Radu Cretu and Patrick Wil-lard. Curators for the show are Bruce Helander, Paul Fisher, Jane Hart, Lee Ann Lester, Marisa Pascucci, Noor Blazekovic, Debbie Coles-Dobay and Mr. Barrero. It opens Jan. 20. The Box Gallery is at 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. Info: Q COURTESY PHOTOSOnessimo Fine Art recently doubled its space at PGA Commons to 3,000 square feet.


Louis Vuitton suitcasesThese old hard-sided pieces of luggage definitely are going places, design-wise.Picture the three of them stacked with a sheet of heavy glass on top for use as end tables or nightstands. Who doesn’t love the distinctive monogrammed canvas that covers these leather-trimmed suitcases dating from early in the 20th century.It’s a look that would work in either a masculine or a feminine decorating scheme, and the suitcases are perfect for storage.Priced at $1,500 apiece at DejaVu Design Center, 4086 PGA Blvd. (behind the Shell station just east of Interstate 95), Palm Beach Gardens; (561) 225-1950. Michael Aram monkey bowlYes, last year was the Chinese Year of the Monkey; 2017 is the Year of the Rooster.But the design of this monkey dish is anything BUT last year.The hand-sculpted, polished brass monkey is set with jade eyes and is perched on the edge of the steel dish and looks as though he is catching his reflection in a pool of water.Mr. Aram definitely was not monkeying around when he created this playful but pretty concept.It’s $88 at N.S. Merill & Co. 4 LUXE LIVING JANUARY 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY GRACE NOTES Elements that make a house your homeThis month, Grace Notes serves up a bit of whimsy. But lest you think we’re going for cutesy, the whimsy is tempered by good design. Some items, like a wastebasket or a vanity mirror, are practical. But others, like a monkey bowl, are simply pretty. And who couldn’t use a little beauty in their lives? — Scott SimmonsSCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Shopping guide>> The Elephant’s Foot Antiques, 3800 S. Dixie Highway, Antique Row, West Palm Beach; (561) 832-0170 or >> The Flagler Museum, One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach; (561) 655-2833 or>> Mecox, 3900 S. Dixie Highway, Antique Row, West Palm Beach; (561) 805-8611 or >> N.S. Merill & Co., 9089 N. Military Trail, No. 27 (just north of Northlake Boulevard), Palm Beach Gardens; (561) 776-5898 or Industrial-style concrete double-sided mirrorHere is concrete proof that beauty can take on many forms — or maybe that vanity knows no bounds.Whatever it says to you, the clean lines ensure that it would look great in any design from the second half of the 20th century. It rotates between a beveled mirror and a concave double magnification mirror, so you’ll be ready for your close-up wherever it is.Available for $325 at Mecox. Whitehall Collection chinaThese dishes are not the same pattern from which Henry Flagler would have dined at his Palm Beach home, Whitehall. But they have a look that would appeal to anyone from the middle-class to the manner born.The colorful bands of azure blue, palmetto green and tropical mango evoke the tropical colors of the island, while the classic designs incorporate motifs seen throughout the town — the lion’s heads are inspired by a design on the mansion’s front door.Priced from $3.95 to $20 apiece in the Flagler Museum store.Frog figures and Malibu Blue lapis boxes“Froggie went a-courtin’ and he did ride.” That’s according to a folksong.But we all know Froggie wound up perched on these blocks in a shop on Antique Row.They have broad appeal, with their clean lines and that touch of whimsy.I’m also partial to the blue stone-clad boxes, which are perfect for hiding the remote on a cocktail table or containing clutter on a dresser.Frogs are $120 apiece and the boxes are $150 and $225 each.All available at The William Wright Collection. Michael Aram White Orchid wastebasketYou may think we’re talking trash here, and you’d be correct.But who could refuse a refuse container when it looks like this?The hammered metal of Michael Aram’s design is shiny but understated. And those floral feet? They’ll send you every time.I also loved the retailer, N.S. Merill & Co., where some of the nicest people anywhere can help with a variety of tabletop accessories and other housewares.Available for $225 at N.S. Merill & Co. Antique letterboxI wish I could say I’m a man of letters, but, alas, I’m more a man of emails.And most of the letters I receive are bills.But, regardless of the mail I receive, this domed box would be the perfect accessory atop any desk, regardless of the design.This 19th-century burled walnut box has beautifully detailed brasses and a lock, should one have secrets to keep.It’s $595 at The Elephant’s Foot. SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYSCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYCOURTESY PHOTOS


FLORIDA WEEKLY JANUARY 2017 LUXE LIVING 5 CUSTOM DECORATING WORKROOM Est. 1994 (561) 840-3445 | 1331 S Killian Dr. C, Lake Park, FL 33403 Œ=8074;<-:AŒ+=;<75.=:61<=:-Œ7=<,77:+=;0176; PICA mix of designs inspired by the sea.Coastal Market Place, 216 U.S. 1, Lake Park; (561) 460.1071.On Instagram as coastal_market_placeThe Cultural Council of Palm Beach Countys Culture & Cocktails returns for its 12th season, with a Jan. 9 pro-gram titled Heritage Values.Ž The program, to be held at The Colony Hotels pavilion in Palm Beach, will be bring together two star apprais-ers from PBSs Antiques Roadshow,Ž Kathleen Guzman, managing director of Heritage Auc-tions, New York, and Nicholas Dawes, vice president, special collec-tions, also at Heritage Auc-tions. Florida Weekly Palm Beach Editor and Collectors CornerŽ colum-nist Scott Sim-mons will inter-view the two for the program. Heritage Auctions, which now has a space in Palm Beach, says it is the third largest auction house in the world and the largest auc-tion house founded in the United States, Ms. Guzman is a recognized appraiser and auctioneer with more than 25 years experience. He has auctioned over 1,500 sales with over 500,000 objects valued at over a half-billion dollars (including a Monet watercolor for $4.3 million and the Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of OzŽ for $600,000). Mr. Dawes has more than 35 years as an international antiques dealer and is a leading authority on Lalique glass, majolica and Art Deco. Admission to each Culture & Cocktails event is $65 for advance RSVPs and $75 at the door, and free for members of the Cultural Council ($250 level and above). All proceeds go to sup-port artist programs of the nonprofit Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. For membership information, contact Debbie Calabria at 472-3330. Each event will run from 5 to 7 p.m., with registration and cocktails from 5 to 5:45 p.m., and the ConversationŽ from 5:45 to 7 p.m., including audience Q&A. The Colony will serve complimentary beverages and an array of specially prepared hors doeuvres before each event. Q Culture & Cocktails series opens with ‘Antiques Roadshow’ appraisersKathleen Guzman and Nicholas Dawes Palm Beach Treasures e Best of the Over 20,000 Sq.Ft Fine Furnishing | Art & Antiques | Estate Jewelry 4086 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens just east of I95 on PGA Blvd behind the Shell Station 561-225-1950 eres Always Something New at Dj VuŽ Monday through Saturday 10 to 6 and Sundays 12 to 4 Vot edBES TCo nsignment S t or e in P alm Beach Ga rden s Huge Designer andCouture ClothingShoes andHandbag Sale! tttt January 7 & 812-4 1/2 o lowest price.


6 LUXE LIVING JANUARY 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY BY AMY WOODSawoods@” oridaweekly.comIf the floors could talk.Square stone sentinels section off the showroom at Palm Beachs Paris Ceram-ics in all their scratched, stained and stepped-on glory. Dished and distressed, it is as if they are trying to tell a story. The store specializes in centuries-old limestone, marble, terracotta and wood reclaimed from castles, chateaus and churches in England, as well as farmhous-es in France, often in blocks eight inches thick. The architectur-al finds are shipped to the Paris Ceramics fac-tory in Virginia, where crafters, armed with modern machinery, slice them into multiple layers called cuts. The first layer offers the most intrigue. Thats the stuff that people l ove,Ž manager Bill Proctor said. Clients cultured in the art of antiques behold the beauty of the patina and the pique, welcoming the weathered, worn ware. Nobody can replicate an antique,Ž Mr. Proctor said. Nobody can push time.Ž Paris Ceramics tries to. In addition to its collection of harvested materials from the Old World, it sells newly quar-ried stone treated with aesthetic antiqu-ing, from brushing and bush-milling to sand-blasting and scoring. The store also creates custom floors. We carry something that no one else has,Ž Mr. Proctor said. We are not Tiles R Us. We are not Tiles Unlimited. We dont want people to see 15,000 choices because there are not 15,000 great choices out there. We are different.Ž He described his products as having design endurance,Ž meaning they can last a lifetime, and having soul,Ž meaning they can bring a certain sense of spirit into a home. His market is the owner of a multimillion-dollar manse looking to grace a dining room, a grand hallway or a living area with character. That doesnt mean everything has to be expensive,Ž Mr. Proctor said. It just means everything has to be unique.Ž Paris Ceramics has three other locations „ Boston, Chicago and New York „ with the Palm Beach location cater-ing mostly to architects and designers. It always takes an architect or a designer to take care of the affluent homeowner, so as a rule, were naturally set up to be that kind of business,Ž Mr. Proctor said. The stores in Boston and Chicago operate on more of a retail level, while the New York store has a similar struc-ture to „ and shares many of the same clients with „ the Palm Beach store. Were in a second-home market, not a main-home market,Ž Mr. Proctor said. So our clients time is limited.Ž The tastes of the South Florida set vary noticeably from those in Bean-town, the Windy City and the Big Apple. Lighter palettes are preferred to reflect a seaside style. They want their floor to feel like the environment that its in,Ž Mr. Proctor said, noting that customers prefer white, off-white and sand-colored limestone and faded French oak. Paris Ceramics has a range of contemporary floors for those with more modern tastes, including hammered German silver, mother of pearl, pink onyx and a range of geometric patterns. People can do beautifully contemporary things with us,Ž Mr. Proctor said. Our livelihood might be stone, but we work with other elements, as well.Ž Antique vs. re-antiqued? Classic vs. contemporary? Form vs. function? How does one go about selecting a floor? What questions should be asked? The man with 25 years of experience in the design indus-try has some sensible suggestions. What do you want your interior to feel like?Ž Mr. Proctor asked. Tranquil? Beachy? Cozy? Formal? What kind of dcor is in your house? Repurposed? Shabby chic?Ž Lifestyle definitely should be taken into consideration, he said. A family of five with two dogs and a cat might not want to invest in a rare, 17th-century blanc rose tile and instead opt for an engineered parquet. A retired couple who lives here part-time can be less discerning. Mr. Proctor wants his customers to be happy. And they are. I have not had one person ever not tell me, with the final phase of the floor being laid, theyre absolutely in love with it,Ž he said. Q „ Paris Ceramics, 230 S. County Road, Palm Beach; (561) 835-8875 or Ceramics brings the past to the presentFLORIDA DESIGN PROCTOR COURTESY PHOTOSParis Ceramics’ floor of gray and white marble completes a bathroom. The engineered wood of Paris Ceramics’ Vaticano line offers layers of oak and walnut assembled for durability. Pictured: The Taviane Oak Vati-cano floors. Floors are available with or without knots in the wood grains. ABOVE: Antique blanc rose terracotta tiles cover the floor of this entryway.BELOW: White Bulgarian limestone gives this kitchen a sleek look.


FLORIDA WEEKLY JANUARY 2017 LUXE LIVING 7 $100 REBATE*ON QUALIFYING PURCHASES OF HUNTER DOUGLAS WINDOW FASHIONS nnrnnnnnKeep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer with select, insulating Hunter Douglas shades. Theyre the smart and beautiful way to help lower your energy bills.Duette Honeycomb Shades | 700 Old Dixie Hwy #107, Lake Park, FL(561) 844-0019 | All About Blinds Shutters, Blinds & More *Manufactures mail-in rebate o valid for qualifying purchases made 1/14/17-4/10/17 from participating dealers in the U.S. only. For certain rebate-eligible products, the purchase of multiple units of such product is required to receive a rebate. Rebate will b e issued in the form of a prepaid reward card and mailed within 6 weeks of rebate claim receipt. Funds do not expire. Subject to applicable law a $2.00 monthly fee will be assessed against card balance 6 months a er card issuance and each month therea er. Additional limitations may apply. Ask participating dealer for details and rebate form. 2016 Hunter Douglas. All rights reserved. All trademarks us ed her ein are the property of Hunter Douglas or their respective owners. 17Q1NPDUCG3.Contemporary art fair set for Jan. 13-15The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair will make its debut in West Palm Beach Citys Tent Site at 825 S. Dixie Highway, at Okeechobee Boulevard, in West Palm Beach Thursday, Jan. 12. There will be an exclusive VIP preview sponsored by Christies International Real Estate, a benefit for the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society. The fair is presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the city of West Palm Beach. The public will have the opportunity to acquire investment-quality post-war works from 50 top international galleries from as far as Japan, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Canada, The Netherlands, Por-tugal and Venezuela. Participating galleries have previously been involved in fairs that include TEFAF in Maastricht and New York, The Armory Show, Masterpiece Lon-don, Art Miami and Expo Chicago. About 1,000 artists will be represented in the 65,000-square-foot pavilion between City-Place and the Hilton West Palm Beach. Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary also has partnered with the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, which will serve as a satellite venue with a special exhibit of the artwork of Sophie Ryder. This event will extend through April, courtesy of Water-house & Dodd. The fair kicks off with Spotlight Luncheon in 2017: Evolution of an Artist, pre-sented by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach at the Kravis Centers Cohen Pavil-ion. There, songwriter and artist Bernie Taupin will discuss his career and his evolution as an artist. A selection of Mr. Taupins work will be on exhibit and for sale at the luncheon. Part of the luncheon proceeds benefit the Cultural Council and the Perry J. Cohen Foundation. For ticket information, visit Also at the fair, visual and recording artist Al-Baseer Holly will present his Childhood Access Memories Exhibi-tionŽ to help fund the Perry J. Cohen Wetlands Laboratory at Jupiter Commu-nity High School. Learn more about the project at Info at (800) 376-5850, info@artpbfair. com or Q Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair>> When: VIP Preview: 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 11 a.m.7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13-14 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15>> Where: 825 S. Dixie Highway at Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach >> Cost: VIP Preview Bene t: $150 >> General admission: $25 one-day pass; $55 multiday pass. $18 for students and those 62 and older >> Info: (800) 376-5850; info@artpbfair. com; COURTESY IMAGESABOVE: Harding Meyer’s “Untitled (30-2015),” a 2015 oil on canvas offered by Odon Wagner Gallery.BELOW LEFT: Grace Hartigan’s “Romantic Young Man,” a 1999 watercolor on paper of-fered by C. Grimaldis GalleryBELOW: Michael Laube’s “12 – 12 2012,”acrylic paint on acrylic, glass and wood, of-fered by Kuckel + Kuckel. THEPAINTEDMERMAIDWPB.COM 437 Northwood Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407Tuesday-Saturday 9-6 | | (561) 328-9859 SPECIALIZING IN CUSTOM PAINTED FURNITURE USING CHALK PAINT BY ANNIE SLOAN Puta Little 40% OFF Furnitur e 20% OFF Jew elr yFun inyour New Year! Grab your Friends and have some FUN!January 14, 2017 10:00 am … 1:00 pm | 2:00 pm … 5:00 pmJanuary 21, 2017 1:00 pm4:00 pmAll painting supplies provided Metal Valentine/Mermaid Door Hanger Party! Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan 101, Bring your Own Furniture Workshop Grab your Friends and have some FUN!January 28, 2017 10:00 am … 3:00 pmAll painting supplies provided. Bring a smallpiece of furniture or decorative item to paint.


! n r rr r r rr Weve been growing our network for more than 100 years. When it comes to connecting the right property and buyerƒexperience matters. MARKET EXPERT S SINCE 1911.340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 318, Palm Beach | 561.655.8600 For the full list of Douglas Elliman locations, visit“ces/”orida


S 840 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan, Florida $23,995,000 | Web# A10196473 Chad Carroll 305.400.9507


10 LUXE LIVING JANUARY 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY COVER STORY BY AMY WOODSawoods@” oridaweekly.comThe co-owner of Fine Linens in Tequesta credits her mother for intro-ducing two young girls to the world of deluxe domestics. She was a textile snob,Ž Kathy Livingston said of the Swedish-born woman with an appreciation for formal fabrics. So we actually call ourselves textile snobs.Ž Ms. Livingston and her sister Karen Fagien grew up in an environment that exposed them to beautiful things. They became enamored. As adults, they opened a bath and bedding bou-tique to pursue their passions. When I was young, I had a crazy liking to home dcor,Ž Ms. Livingston said. Now, its about having a true appreciation for the most luxurious linens available.Ž Like Matouk and Sferra. The former offers exquisite embroidery, meticu-lous handwork and pretty lace on its high-end sheets and towels. The latter has tagged its bedding and bath items as sartorial splendorŽ „ stuff so spe-cial that it has become a staple in the linen closets of the rich and famous. The cotton, its weave and the way the material breathes distinguish lux-ury sheeting from big-box brands, Ms. Livingston said. What makes sheets become more of a luxury is the way they feel,Ž she said. Its not about thread count.Ž Egyptian and Giza cottons remain popular, and a new trend is a plant-COURTESY PHOTOS LUXURY Refined sheets, towels, tablecloths make statement in bedroom, bathroom, kitchen LINENS ABOVE: Pieces like Sferra’s Florissa pattern duvet are available through local retailers, including Kassatly’s and Pioneer Linens.LEFT: Embroidery lends a distinctive touch to Kohola Roma bath towels from Fine Linens of Tequesta.


based ware called Lyocell. People love that fabric,Ž Ms. Livingston said. They will spend thousands of dollars on their lin-ens to get the best of the best.Ž Fine Linens sells Abyss & Habidecor and Anali for a tasteful bath. Abyss & Habidecors tow-els come in a range of textures, from tweed to twill, while Analis are artfully accented with sewn-on designs contemporarily called Foursquare and Fret. We focus on making sure they are very absorbent,Ž Ms. Livings-ton said. Thats probably the No. 1 question or issue that people have when buying towels that are inexpensive.Ž In the kitchen, two standout manufacturers are Caspari for napkins and Le Jacquard Francais for tablecloths. Color seems to have taken that segment of the industry by storm. Of course, you always have your whites and ivories person, but you also have the person who wants the trend-ing colors,Ž Ms. Livingston said. In todays busy society, customers have opted more for the easy-care tablecloth „ albeit of the elite, Euro-pean kind. Not everybody likes to have the linens to iron,Ž Ms. Livingston said. They like to have a product not just for looks but that also is functional.Ž Whether ones bedroom, bathroom or kitchen reflects a timeless, tradi-tional or transitional theme, investing in top-of-the-line linens will improve the integrity of each interior space. You may spend $24 for a kitchen towel, but it will last you 10 years,Ž Ms. Livingston said. Thats the difference.Ž The price point of luxury linens is pushed not only by the types of cotton sourced „ like Egyptian and Giza „ but also how they are finished. Think French seams and mitered corners. Its really attention to detail,Ž said Penny Murphy, owner and president of Pioneer Linens in West Palm Beach. The design makes them luxury.Ž Egyptian and Giza cottons feel sensuously smooth and soft because of the fine threads that are their hallmark. White Giza is probably our mostpopular brand,Ž Ms, Murphy said. Whites and ivories are always the classics and after that the blues.Ž The best way to understand the quality of cotton is to think of the crop as an artichoke. The more that is peeled away from the outside, the more deli-cious the leaves taste. The heart is tender,Ž Ms. Murphy said. When you come into a store like ours, and youre paying a little bit more to get quality, it starts at the very begin-ning, the very heart.Ž Pioneer Linens has been in business for 105 years; it was founded by Ms. Murphys grandfather, Max Green-berg. The stores inventory has evolved through the decades in order to remain relevant to the customer and the home. Bed sizes have grown in width and length „ the California King was nonexistent in the 1950s, for example „ and the twin bed is virtu-ally obsolete. You hardly ever hear about people sleeping in twin beds anymore,Ž Ms. Murphy said. I think the other thing that changed is that everybody had sets of things back in the day, and now people mix and match.Ž Still, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Whats really interesting is, because weve been in business so long, people have sort of a tradition,Ž Ms. Murphy said. People walk in all the time and say, I remember coming in here as a little kid. I would say were more of a destination store. When they think of linens, were just sort of the go-to-place.Ž Kassatlys in Palm Beach has shown luxury-linen love to discerning home-owners for 94 years. Its signature Madiera collections are sourced and stitched in Portugal. We have everything from handkerchiefs to placemats,Ž said Bob Kassatly, who leaves the island every June to work in the country through Septem-ber. You name it, we make it.Ž Custom colors, impeccable embroidery and whimsical designs set the stores products apart. Kassatlys is best known for its Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter appliqus, as well as its ani-mal prints and nautical motifs. Were a specialty shop,Ž Mr. Kassatly said. These things arent made overnight. They take months. Its a dying art.Ž He also called it architecture „ creating a bed linen or a cocktail napkins or a tablecloth that makes a statement. The designs have undergone updates during the business long run to appeal to new tastes. We have the old-fashioned, but we have modern designs, too,Ž Mr. Kas-satly said. The children of our clients have come to us for the same ideas but with more of a different look.Ž He runs the store with his brother Ed Kassatly, who said business is booming. Its the look, its the quality, its the workmanship, its the design, its the historic background, its everything,Ž Ed Kassatly said. Youre not just walk-ing into a linen store. What we have is drop-dead beautiful, and we sell a lot of it.Ž Q „ Fine Linens, Gallery Square South, 380 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. (561) 743-5249 or „ Pioneer Linens, 210 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. (561) 655-8553 or „ Kassatlys Inc., 250 Worth Ave., Palm Beach. (561) 655-5655 or FLORIDA WEEKLY JANUARY 2017 LUXE LIVING 11 COVER STORY LEFT: Luxury bedding from Matouk, at Pioneer Linens in downtown West Palm Beach. BELOW: Sferra Giza bedding, also from Pioneer.RIGHT: Plush towels from FIne Linens of Tequesta make a statement in style and comfort. 3800 S. Dixie Hwy. West Palm Beach, Fl. 33405 561.832.0170 The Elephant’s Foot AntiquesA 6,500 sq. foot showroom lled with an ever-changing and eclectic inventory from England, Europe, Asia, as well as consignments from estates throughout the Palm Beaches. Since 1963 www.


12 LUXE LIVING JANUARY 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLYDESIGN SOCIETYOnessimo Fine Art unveiling of galleryÂ’s space in PGA Commons JASON NUTTLE PHOTOGRAPHY Jean-Philippe Heitz, Upendo Shabazz and Eddie Edwards Charlotte Feinberg and Drew Feinberg Pierre Rogers and Lily Rogers Diana Paxton and David Kamm Barbara Rose and Howie RoseLarry Levine and Michele Levine Debra Onessimo and Flavio Galvan Armand Correia and Lorraine CorreiaMercedes Brunelli and Scott Strolla Bradford Paige, Orna Kadosh and Marcello Boss Anthony Burks and Trina BurksKim Varona and Andre Varona Veronica Gunnarsson and Johan Gunnarsson Tammy Funk and Butch Furrough Sue Beckerman Sonia Bunch and Sam Gottlieb


FLORIDA WEEKLY JANUARY 2017 LUXE LIVING 13 The best locationOur private 26-acre campus is located in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens, just minutes from the areas best shopping, dining, and entertainment.The best apartment homesDevonshire boasts the largest, most luxurious independent living apartments in Southeast Florida.The best serviceOur attentive sta provides the same level of personalized service youll “nd at the worlds most acclaimed hotels and resorts.The best leadershipDevonshire is part of EricksonLiving, a national leader in senior housing. Choosing our community is a wise decision for your future and your “nances.Why settle for anything less? Secure your home at Devonshire, the most impressive address for active retirement living. Call 1-800-989-7097 today for your free brochure. FOR RETIREES WHO WANT THE BEST OF EVERYTHING DEVONSHIRE AT PGA NATIONAL 350 Devonshire WayPalm Beach Gardens, FL 11279112 DESIGN SOCIETYGalleria Gilda Gift of Art event in Lake Worth ANDY SPILOS / FLORIDA WEEKLY Elliott Block and Barbi Block Harris Goodman Gilda Block Jackee Swinson, Theresa Smith, Dovima Peluzzo and Bob Smith Robert Swinson and Gabe Berman Out With The Old...In With The New!25% O Retail Everyday 3709B S. Dixie Hwy | Antique Row, West Palm Beach 561.379.9070 | Mon-Sat


BY MARY THURWACHTERmthurwachter@” oridaweekly.comAfter enjoying „ and often overindulging „ in all the holiday goodies, our focus turns toward shedding the extra baggage we accumulated and concentrating on get-ting into shape. Its a perfect time to plan a spa getaway? Travelers who are committed to getting healthy may want to consider a trip to a spa resort in Miami, where the sun-seek-ing, health-conscious folks from all over the globe congregate. Tops on the list for the serious get-inshapers is the Pritikin Longevity Cen-ter and Spa (, where guests can experience an all-inclusive oneor two-week stay „ or even a three-day weekend health retreat that offers a glimpse of the program. Guests attend health lectures by top experts including medical doctors, exer-cise physiologists and nutritionists, healthy cooking courses with a top trained no saltŽ chef, and unique and innovative exercise courses. The newly renovated resort has luxurious amenities with suites of varying sizes, indoor and outdoor pools perfect for relaxing, and renowned spa treatments all on 650 acres of meticulously manicured grounds. Studies show that after a three-week stay at Pritikin, participants achieve an average weight loss of 11 pounds as well as lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and lower blood glucose,Ž says Jennifer Weinberg, the resorts marketing manager. Pritikin provides knowledge and tools to our guests so that they can take what they learn during a stay home, and apply the techniques to their lives for the long run, in order to live a healthy life naturally,Ž Ms. Weinberg says. The experience can be transformative, guests say, and even a three-day stay can get them off to a good start. If Pritikin sounds a bit too intense for you, consider a getaway to one of Miamis other resort spas. Here are a few we like: The Palms AVEDA Spa ( Voted as Readers ChoiceŽ by Spa Finder, The Palms Spa offers a range of revi-talizing services for men, women and kids. Guests can relax, rejuvenate and revitalize their mind, body and soul. Indoor and outdoor facilities staffed with licensed mas-sage therapists, personal-ized wellness experiences and rituals influenced by ancient Ayurvedic holis-tic philosophy. Guests go home feeling like they went on a holistic journey. Kimptons EPIC Hotel spa ( downtown-miami-spa/): The 12,000 square feet of pure Zen at this premier downtown Miami spa makes up the ultimate wellbeing sanctuary. Plus, guests will enjoy views of Miamis city skyline and waterways. The Carillon Hotel & Spa (www. This luxurious, 70,000-square-foot integrated wellness space comes with panoramic views of the ocean. The spa offers an empowering, holistic approach to well-being, carefully calibrated to suit a guests needs. The plan is to help guests heal, relax and learn. The Spa at the Biltmore Hotel (www. in Coral Gables: A spa concierge makes treatment recommenda-tions based on a guests personal needs and interests. Whether they seek healing, innovation with result-oriented services or are simply in need of pampering and indulgence, this spa has it all covered. Q „ Follow Mary Thurwachter at www. or on Facebook at 14 LUXE LIVING JANUARY 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLYGETAWAYMOVE IT!Miami spa getaway can help get you in shape for the New Year TOP: Enjoy the views as you unwind at Kimpton’s EPIC Hotel spa in downtown Miami.ABOVE: The Spa at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables has a spa concierge who can make treatment recommendations.LEFT: The Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa can get you on track for the New Year.BELOW: The Palms AVEDA Spa offers yoga and more.


FLORIDA WEEKLY LUXE LIVING 15 561.460.1071 | 216 Federal Hwy US1 | Lake Park, FL 33403 COASTALMARKET PLACE STUNNING COASTAL THEMED FURNITURE AND DECOR! LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE! Like us on Custom Shiplap walls and Custom Reclaimed Furniture available. LUXE LIVING 15DESIGN Q&A Joseph Paul Davis FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF Joseph Paul Davis made a name for himself in Washington, D.C., where he founded his firm in 1984. In 1995, he opened an office in London. For several years, he has called the Palm Beaches home, and in the past year or so, he has opened an office at the historic Paramount Building in Palm Beach. Mr. Davis clearly has a sense of humor. His Instagram page bills him as world traveler, tastemaker, bitchy pundit and part-time Caprese,Ž and his Master Class blog ( sings the praises of good design and takes tatty designs to task. He takes his work seriously, but Mr. Daviss clean-lined designs are anything but serious „ think fun, sophisticated interiors that bridge a range of styles, from traditional to contemporary. Here are his thoughts on design: Tell us a little about your philos-ophy of design: Its a basic one, correct the architec-ture, then remove as much as possible, edit, edit, editƒ How has that evolved over the past 30 years? I used to think it was important to have important or impressive pieces in a room; significant art, lush textiles or some over-the-top objet dart. Now, I believe a perfect room doesnt depend on some-thing precious or outstanding. Is there any one constant, or signature look,Ž in a Joseph Paul Davis design? Im not the guy to go to for bright colors as I prefer a more subtle, restful palette. My work doesnt make a dramatic statementƒ. My lookŽ is based in sim-ple, appropriate architecture combined with a sporty, well-edited fusion of sim-ple things from all eras. My clientele and I would much rather have a rattan and raffia woven chair cov-ered in soft cotton than some chrome and crocodile statementŽ chair, or a Louis XV gilded ormolu bergere cov-ered in gaufraged silk velvet. Is there a lookŽ that says South Florida or Palm Beach? Certainly not a consistent one. Newcomers from North America want the whole Florida Tommy Bahama shtick,Ž and South Americans want colorful, bold contemporary, while others want to pretend they live in the days of Addi-son Mizner. What is your favorite design trend right now? The return to having some traditional mixed with the clean-lined mod-ern most people appreciate more lately. Nothing anchors a room more than an old chest, table or mirror „ it adds patina, texture and comfort. What trend were you glad to see go away? The cul-de-sac version of mid-century modern „ most of this stuff originally was from Sears & Roebuck and of poor quality. Millennials hadnt seen it and thought it was cool, but a spun-plastic chandelier over a white faux-bamboo-and-glass table with chrome-and Lucite chairs just will never be regarded as good design, regardless of whose name you stick on it. But there is sublime mid-century modern out there. How do you balance a career that frequently takes you across the country? I consider this the best stage of my career: Im solely focused on a positive synergy between my clients and myself. I have a small, finely tuned staff and we have to like the client and like the project „ a lot „ or I simply dont take the job. That said, clients love working with someone who takes their calls and doesnt hand them off to a minion. Those types of working relationships are rare, so my clientele is all over the country. When you love your client and the project, traveling to California, Chicago, Arizona or Virginia is totally enjoyable. And finally, whats your favorite space for relaxation? At home: Piled up on my sofa watching Netflix. On holidays: Capri, Italy, where I have spent the last 14 summers. Q Joseph Paul Davis Interiors, 139 N. County Road, Palm Beach. (561) 596-3016 or PHOTO BY GORDON BEALLJoseph Paul Davis edits his interior designs to their basic elements and strives to create a comfortable space that includes “a sporty, well-edited fusion of simple things from all eras.” NŽLZFZWŽZWNZqWWTTWb2WpŽFWbŽWŽW2ŽFL W1HW__$WWU$4U_†4†T†


A Palm Beach Tradition for 105 years. Just Ask anyone! Sale applies to in-stock items only. | Some exclusions may apply. | Sale ends January 31, 2017 its our annual 561.655.8553 | PioneerLinens.comComplimentary Parking