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Best2017 Cheers to these people places and things that make South Florida so special. GUIDE INSIDE LESLIE LILLY A2 OPINION A4PETS A6BUSINESS A15 REAL ESTATE A18BEHIND THE WHEEL A19ARTS B1COLLECT B2 CAROL SAUNDERS B3EVENTS B4-6PUZZLES B13CUISINE B14-15 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017Vol. VII, No. 28  FREE INSIDE Carol’s CornerCarol reports on Jupiter Medical Center’s ball. B3 XSunFest continuesA chat with singer-songwriter Rachel Platten. B1 X Beind the WheelA look at the Mini Countryman. A19 X SEE RIVIERA, A12 XHeres a twist on business you dont hear much about „ a company that manu-factures in the United States, and ships its products to China. Thats RGF Environmental Group of Riviera Beach, makers of air and water purifiers and food sanitation systems, and through another division, wash water treatment for power plants, mines and military installations. The RGF systems are unique in that no chemicals are used to cleanse air or sanitize ice machines and food lines. The technology is proprietary at the 30-year-old company, but RGF president and CEO Ronald Fink, a former nuclear physicist, says the clean systems are the safe wave of the future with hundreds of applications. One of his biggest successes is an air purification system, much needed in China, where air quality is some of the worst on the planet, with visible particles in the air. The images of mask-wearing crowds trying to protect their health are real, he said. RGF maintains a sales office in Beijing. We sell tens of thousands (of units) a Riviera firm’s products proudly say, ‘Made in USA’ Fancy footworkBallet Palm Beach closes out its season with a classic. B1 X BY JAN NORRISjnorris@” SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLYRGF Environmental Group nicknamed its factory “Envisionland.” It has trees and a koi pond.


A2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY leslie COMMENTARYThe word for 2017? IncredulousIf you feel you are experiencing news whiplash, you are not alone. In a little more than a week, the country went from dropping the mother of all bombsŽ on an ISIS hideaway in Afghani-stan, to a high-stakes, nuclear face-off with North Koreas Kim Jong-un. Then, on Tax Day, tens of thousands of protesters demanded President Trump release his tax returns. Afterward (and bizarrely), as if breaking news from an alternate universe, the president and the Easter Bunny observed an Easter Mon-day dtente to host an egg roll on the White House lawn. Thousands of kids played happily, sheltered briefly from the unspeakable adult mayhem to which all children are increasingly vulnerable. It was surreal. When the moment passed, business as usual returned. Goodwill and peace on Earth vanished like yesterdays boiled egg. Fractious politics continued. The countrys flirtation with autocracy resumed. We slid further down the slip-pery slide toward danger. It was unnerv-ing to witness how quickly the normal transitioned to the aberrant. The threat is palpable: If these eggs we are juggling are broken, there will be no unscram-bling them ever again. Roald Dahl once described in his fantastical childrens book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,Ž another scary and endangered country. He called it Loompaland.Ž It existed on a small island in the Pacific. Instead of swamps to be drained, it had rapacious jungles and empty, desolate wastelands. Its native inhabitants were the Oompa Loompas, pint-size, peace-loving peo-ple who scratched out a living in this strange place and struggled to make a go of it. Then things got worse. The coun-try was taken over and ravaged from within by fearful, dangerous beasts that Dahl called the Hornsnozzlers, Snozz-wangers, Vermicious Knids and Whang-doodles. These dangerous interlopers turned the lives of the Oompa Loompas upside down, leading to the Great Loompa War. The Oompa Loompas suffer terribly. They are tortured, beaten and eaten by the bad guys. They have no hope of flee-ing and escaping the violence. But then, something miraculous happens. Along comes a phoenix-like man arising from his creative and strange genius.Ž It is the strangely odd, inimitable Willy Wonka. Willy seizes on the plight of the Oompa Loompas. He helps them flee, giving them jobs as laborers in his chocolate factory. Dahl continues the story of how Wonka, who is entering his twilight years, pursues and finds Charlie, an honest child, to name as heir to his candy business There were several movies adapted from Dahls book. The most memorable version was made in 1971. It was called Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Fac-tory.Ž It starred Gene Wilder in the role of Willy Wonka. His performance is iconic because of the oddball creepiness with which he played the part. It was edgy. You were left feeling that accepting a chocolate bar from Wonka could be a big mistake. Of the performance, film critic Jeffrey Anderson wrote, If youre a kid, Wonka seems magical, but watching it now, he has a frightening combination of warmth, psychosis and sadism.Ž A similar thought crossed my mind in observing our president with the Easter Bunny. Something was not quite right about the scene, despite the cheer with which it was composed. Given its context the prior week, it was far too incredible to take at face value. My being incredulous seems to be happening with greater frequency these days. For example, I find it incredulous, in 2017, that women are still paid sub-stantially less than men doing work of comparable value. I am incredulous, in 2017, that sexual harassment of women by men who are major public figures is ignored and/or tolerated, thus giving men and boys everywhere permission to do the same, or worse. I find it incredulous, in 2017, that women are still fighting for the right to control and manage their own repro-ductive plumbing without having some clueless macho man suggest he knows more about her vagina than she does. I find it incredulous, in 2017, that an organization calling itself Planned Parenthood „ with the emphasis on plannedŽ „ is under attack for helping adult women to make informed, intense-ly personal decisions about whether she, with her partner, are prepared for the responsibility of parenthood. I am incredulous, in 2017, that women carry almost the entire burden of con-traception and family planning as if they are the only humans engaged in sex as an adult activity. It is as if women become pregnant by immaculate conception. When the moment is rightŽ does not compute into planned parenthoodŽ to the men watching the cablevision ads. The phrase connotes passionate lovemaking with a chemical assist as if you are the Energizer Bunny. The only limiting consideration a man gets in the context of their enhanced sexual activ-ity is, Will my partner have to take me to the emergency room?Ž Its a strange world we live in. Somehow, I thought the dawn of the 21st cen-tury meant a new age of enlightenment. I guess I was wrong. Q „ Leslie Lillys professional career spans more than 25 years leading major philanthropic institutions in the South and Appalachia. She resides with her family and pugs in Jupiter. Email her at and read past blog posts on Tumblr at llilly15.Tumblr. com. Did you know that St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital provides the highest level of trauma care every day to Palm Beach County residents? Johnell Coe didn’t know either until he was the victim of a random shooting that pierced his heart. Because of the Level 1 trauma care at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Johnell survived, fully recovered and is now a deputy sheriff. For a FREE emergency vehicle escape tool, and to receive updates on your Level 1 Trauma System, visit or call 844-367-0419. Palm Beach County Trauma SystemU Highest designation in the state … Level 1 U Highest survival rate in Florida for the most severe injuries U Adult and Pediatric trauma care U Trauma team with decades of experience available 24/7 We heal for Johnell. Johnell Coe | Deputy Sheriff Trauma Survivor We heal for you. We heal for them.


Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center | 3360 Burns Road | Palm Beach Gardens | Heart Attack Risk Assessment (blood pressure, BMI, glucose and cholesterol) Wednesday, May 10 @ 8-11am | Classroom 3 Osteoporosis Screenings Thursday, May 18 @ 9am-1pm | Outpatient Entrance FREE COMMUNITY SCREENINGS MAY COMMUNITY EVENTS & LECTURES All screenings held at: Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center 3360 Burns Road Mended Hearts Program Tuesday, May 9 @ 6:00-7pm Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center | Classroom 4PBGMC is teaming up with The Mended Hearts Program to provide support for heart disease patients and their families. Members will be able to interact with others through local chapter meetings and special events. A small fee* will be collected by the Mended Hearts Program for local member registration. *$5/year collected solely by the Mended Hearts Program to provide edu. materials for members. Please call 855.387.5864 to make a reservation Hands-Only Adult CPR Class Tuesday, May 16 @ 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 has teamed up with Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue to provide free monthly CPR classes for the community. Classes will be held at Fire Station 1. Local EMS will give a hands-only, adult CPR demonstration and go over Automated External De“brillator (AED) use. Participants will have the opportunity to practice their new skills using CPR manikins. Please call 855.387.5864 to make a reservation Smoking Cessation Classes PBGMC (3360 Burns Road, PBG FL 33410) | Classroom 3Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is teaming 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 when quitting. A trained Tobacco Cessation Specialist guides participants as they identify triggers and withdrawal symptoms and brainstorms ways to cope with them. The class is delivered over six, one-hour sessions, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Please call 855.387.5864 to make a reservation Stroke … Panel of Experts Presentation Thursday, May 18 @ 6-8pm City of Palm Beach Gardens Council Chambers | 10500 N. Military TrailIn honor of Stroke Awareness Month, we are teaming up with St. Marys Medical Center and Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue to oer free stroke risk assessments and a panel of experts presentation with a local stroke survivor. The event will be held at the Palm Beach Gardens Council Chambers, and there will be a question-and-answer session following the presentation. Community Chair Yoga Class Wednesday, May 17 @ 6-7pm Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center | Classroom 4PBGMC now oers a FREE chair yoga class. The class will be taught by the assistant nurse manager of cardiac rehab, Sara Chambers, who is also a certi“ed yoga instructor. Using the same techniques as traditional yoga, the class is modi“ed to allow for gentle stretching and is designed to help improve strength and balance. Please call 855.387.5864 to make a reservation € Wednesday, April 26th€ Wednesday, May 3rd€ Wednesday, May 10th € Wednesday, May 17th € Wednesday, May 24th € Wednesday, May 31st FOR RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL855.387.5864 Take steps toward being heart healthy! Visit to enter to Receive a FREE Cookbook! Ali Malek, MD … Medical Director, SMMC Comprehensive Stroke Center and Neurointerventional Program Light refreshments will be served. Please call (877) 470-3928 to make a reservation Chief Cory Bessette … PBG Fire Rescue Division Chief of EMS Dr. Arun Talkad, MD … Medical Director, PBGMC Primary Stroke Center


A4 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherBarbara Shaferbshafer@floridaweekly.comEditor Scott Reporters & ContributorsLeslie Lilly Roger Williams Evan Williams Janis Fontaine Jan Norris Mary Thurwachter Amy Woods Steven J. Smith Carol Saunders Larry Bush Sallie James Gail V. Haines 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 OPINIONInheriting the wind of political change Whats going on with Donald Trump? He apparently has abandoned some of his outlandish statements and adopted at least a few rational positions. Well see if that lasts. The future of these moves could determine the success or failure of Trumps presidency. And it could determine whether most Republicans stay with Trump or follow the inclination which many expressed during the campaign, to distance them-selves. Trumps strike on Syria and other policy reversals produced opinions that he finally was acting presidential. Yet his administration remains plagued by unsettling foibles, which drive a discomforting question for wary Republicans. If the follies continue, how long can they tolerate an avalanche of embarrass-ments? Q Troublesome and potentially dangerous tweets „ full of bluster and lies „ which GOP leaders have difficulty defending. Q Venomous rants against bedrock institutions, including the courts and press. Q Denying the obvious, from the nonrecord size of the inauguration crowd to the nonwiretapping of Trump Tower. Q Inept governing skills,Ž which are blamed on critics „ leading to fiascos such as the Muslim countries travel ban and first try on health care. Q Reports and investigations of secret ties to Russia. Q Ignorance about basic, vital issues. Q Comments that contradict key officials and confuse others. Q Broken promises to release tax returns. Q And conflicts of interest involving businesses and foreign countries. John F. Kennedy warned that those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.Ž For years, Republican leaders rode the Tea Party tiger, which became the Trump tiger „ a beast of resentment, anger and volcanic fervor. They did gain power, but will they end up inside? Events and Trumps behavior will decide whether the GOPs discon-tent reaches a crisis state. The first danger sign may have come from Republi-cans who blocked Trumps push for the terrible but touted initial health care bill. The 2018 midterm election could further erode the partys support for Trump „ if Repub-lican candidates defy him or voters rebuff him in their choices for Congress. Where could this lead? Unless dramatic surprises occur, in the foreseeable future officehold-ers wont invoke impeachment or a constitutional procedure that lets the vice president and a Cabinet majority declare the president unable to func-tion. More moderation could ease the pressure on Republicans to oppose Trump. Or, if self-inflicted problems mount, Republicans en masse could simply turn away and make Trump irrelevant because theyve concluded that he isnt due the allegiance a party normally accords its president. Both parties have seen defections from their leaders „ for, as President Kennedy lamented, Sometimes party loyalty asks too much.Ž That loyalty is strong but not unbreakable. It was broken among Democrats over the Vietnam War and among Republicans over Watergate. The breaking point is different for different people. But ultimately, if dysfunction persists and enough people rebel, conditions can reach a tipping point that shifts the entire environment. In that case, the GOP would face a choice between an ill-suited president and the partys health. Proverbs was right: He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind.Ž By troubling the Republican house with visceral alienation from govern-ment and hatred of the other,Ž the party inherited the wind of Donald Trump. Eventually, Republicans must judge whether Trump has really evolved and thus decide if they will bend to that wind or resist it. Q „ Roger Buckwalter is a retired editorial page editor of The Jupiter Courier. GUEST OPINIONBill Cornwell: In memoriam BY THOMAS A. SEALS JR. AND JAMES H. SEALSBill Cornwell, known to us as Brother, is our first cousin through our respective mothers. During the 50s, we visited the Cornwells in Decatur, Georgia, nearly every summer. By adolescent compari-sons, Brother was quite a bit younger than his sister and two cousins, yet his preco-cious mind soaked up knowledge like a sponge, allowing him to be competitive with us in such games as Go to the Head of the ClassŽ and Authors.Ž He would imitate and make jokes about celebri-ties he watched on TV. In short, the man we knew before last Easter Sunday as a highly intelligent, extremely knowledge-able, clever and witty 60-something was that exact same way as a 6-year-old child. Two other features of those early years which later manifested themselves in the mature Bill Cornwell were his family leg-acy of storytelling and his overcoming of adversity. On the screen porch in the eve-nings during those summers, the adults would sit around and spin stories about everything from family history to current events. The children would be allowed and encouraged to sit on the floor and lis-ten . then we would go outside to catch lightning bugs in jars or play a rousing game of 1, 2, 3, Red Light. Brother liter-ally sat at the feet of some great storytell-ers and then became a professional in that art. Also, around the age of 8, Brother developed an orthopedic problem which put him in a leg cast and wheelchair for about a year. He managed to turn this problem into an occasion for humor and engagement, including being willing to sit in his wheelchair to draw custom-ers to our sidewalk Kool-Aid stand. His bounce back from this setback as a child prefigured his ability to do so on many occasions in his adult life. In the 1960s we all came of age in the rapidly changing South. Although he grew up steeped in the Old Confedera-cys culture and tradition, Bill attached himself to the ethos of the emerging New South. Raised just outside of Atlanta, Bill read the Atlanta newspapers and was deeply influenced by the progressive columnists (one would later became his boss and mentor at The St. Petersburg Times), reading about their vision of a new and improved South. Bill reached adulthood a tastefully cultivated blend of Old and New South, discarding the nega-tives and embracing the positives. In college, Bill majored in history, which he believed was a much better preparation for a career in journalism than the study of journalism itself. He regarded reporting the news as writing history as it was happening. He was diligent, courageous and a great craftsman with words. He particu-larly enjoyed telling stories, both in print and in private conversation, about the people hed met, places hed been, and the cultures he had so perceptively wit-nessed. Bill Cornwell was a good and talented and perceptive man in a time when those qualities are often in short supply. We will all miss him and his wise voice.„ Bill Cornwell, a writer for Florida Weekly, died April 16. BILL CORNWELL roger BUCKWALTERSpecial to Florida Weekly


A6 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY 2 U.S. LOCATIONS NOW OPEN DOWNTOWN AT THE GARDENS11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. (1st oor beneath Cobb Cinemas),&:8&45t%67"-45 COMING SOON: NAPLES // MIAMI // DELRAY // SARASOTA @anticasartoriapb Key West Downtown at the Gardens A “Positano Meets Palm Beach” WOMENS & CHILDRENS CLOTHING BOUTIQUE Your Pet’s HEALTH E\0DUN36RXWK%6F'90When cats fall, some of them are likely to suer severe injuries that extend well beyond broken bones. is is particularly true when they fall from heights between two and seven stories. In such cases, its common for them to sustain bruises to their heart and lungs, fracture of their lower jaw and the roof of their mouth, and swelling of the brain. If one of your pets falls from a window, bring it in immediately for veterinary evaluation. Progressive Care, Hometown Compassion. Town and Country Animal Hospital86+:<3DOP%HDFK*DUGHQV)/‡ ‡ZZZWDFDKFRP PET TALESKitten fixWhen should your kitten be spayed or neutered? Earlier than you might think, experts say BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONAndrews McMeel SyndicationIts kitten season! If you are bringing home one of the little fluff-balls, theres more to think about than cuddling and catnip. Feline veterinary specialists recommend scheduling spay or neuter surgery before a kitten is 5 months old. That might seem young, especially for such a tiny animal, but cats are pre-cocious when it comes to reproduc-tion. Kittens as young as 4 months are capable of producing kittens of their own. Thats just one of the reasons that the Veterinary Task Force on Feline Sterilization says the opti-mal age for sterilization surgery is 5 months or earlier. Supporting the recommendation are the American Ani-mal Hospital Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, the Cat Fanciers Association, the Internation-al Cat Association and the Winn Feline Foundation.The 6-month rule that so many veterinarians and so many clients have in their heads as what is perceived as the ideal time for a spay or neuter procedure is arbitrary,Ž says AAFP president Lauren Demos, DVM. There is no solid basis to say that this is the reason spaying and neutering needs to be done at that point in time. There is no specific piece of data that we are aware of that says, This is why cats do better at this date.Ž Kitten population control is an important facet of spay/neuter surgery. Fewer unwanted litters are always a good thing in any community. But there are other reasons veterinarians and animal welfare supporters think spaying and neutering by 5 months of age is a good idea. Performing sterilization surgery by that age has bene-fits for owners, cats and veterinarians alike. I dont know if youve ever heard a female cat in heat. I have, and the intensity of the screeching still sticks in my mind some 30 years later. Putting off spay sur-gery until shes older can land you with a female kitten who is intent on finding male companionship and who is desirous of letting the whole neighborhood know about it. Intact male cats also vocalize, as well as mark their territory with urine and attempt to escape in search of a willing and able female. Sterilizing them before they hit puberty curbs these unwanted behaviors. It also typically costs less to spay a female who is not in full-blown heat. Scheduling sterilization surgery at the same time as other routine kitten wellness care can help to pre-vent the procrastination effect that often occurs when owners must wait two months to bring kittens back in for the procedure. Its all too easy to get caught up by other things that need to be done. Making time to get the kitten spayed or neutered is one of those things that often gets bumped down the list because it doesnt seem urgent. For cats, one benefit that lasts throughout life is a lower risk of mammary cancer. Because the surgery goes more quickly, kittens are typically anesthetized for a shorter period, Dr. Demos says. She adds that younger patients also bounce back more quickly from surgery. An advantage for veterinarians is that young kittens bleed less than adult cats. They also have less body fat, making it easier to see organs. Are there drawbacks? Some studies have found that certain dog breeds gain health benefits from spay/neuter surgery at a later age. But cats dont seem to have increased risk for any health problems following sterilization surgery, says Julie K. Levy, DVM, professor at Maddies Shelter Medi-cine at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Theres so much vigor in the natural cat that were not seeing major medical outcomes for minor interventions like we might in dogs.Ž Q Pets of the Week>> Mickey is a 5-year-old, 69-pound male mixed breed dog that’s gentle and playful. He is a Dolly’s Dream dog — he’ll receive ID tag, leash, collar, harness, training crate, dog bed, toys, training treat bag, food and water bowls and seven months of pet insurance.>> Charlie is a 5-year-old male cat that’s one of the uf est, friendliest guys you’ll meet.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. >> Mask is a talkative 3-year-old female cat. She gets along well with people (especially children) and other cats (but not so much with dogs).>> Sophie is a 3-year-old brown/white/black female tabby that loves to be petted and brushed. Sophie is very friendly with people and other cats. To adopt or foster a catAdopt A Cat is a free-roaming cat rescue facility at 1125 Old Dixie Highway, Lake Park. The shelter is open to the public by appointment (call 848-4911, Option 3). For additional information, and photos of other adoptable cats, see, or on Facebook, Adopt A Cat Foundation. For adoption information, call 848-4911, Option 3. Q Many studies support the safety of altering kittens at 5 months or earlier.


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A8 WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY Citizen Scientist sea turtle nest training set for June 10 and 24 Citizen scientists, led by MacArthur Beach State Park staff, will excavate log-gerhead sea turtle nests five days after a hatch-out to analyze and record their findings. Following the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commissions strict regulations and protocols on egg excavation, the citizen scientists will hand dig into the nests until they reach the clutch. Once they reach the clutch they will sort the eggs into various groups determining nest productivity and hatchling success. The public is to invited to participate in the fifth year of MacArthur Beach State Parks ongoing Citizen Sci-ence Turtle Nest Excavation Program, in which professional scientists and the public collect meaningful data for the purposes of education. Citizen Scientist trainings are set for 9 a.m. June 10 and 24 at MacArthur Beach State Park. We will be marking every 20th nest for excavation,Ž says Park Specialist Art Carton. With more than 2,000 log-gerhead sea turtle nest last year, we are hoping for another busy season. We need the help of additional citizen sci-entists to make this program a success,Ž he said. Those interested in participating in the program are asked to contact Rang-er Art at or 776-7449, Ext. 109. Q COURTESY PHOTO Citizen scientists will dig into turtle nests after a hatch-out to sort the eggs into groups determining productivity and hatchling success Bringing New Life to Senior Living BROOKDALE SENIOR LIVING and BRINGING NEW LIFE TO SENIOR LIVING are the registered trademarks of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. 2017 Brookdale Senior Living Inc. All rights reserved. Call (855) 618-4085 today to schedule your complimentary lunch and visit. We are available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Its hard to get old when youre too busy getting the best out of life. At Brookdale, our Independent Living communities help you do exactly that. 32506 PalmBeachGardensWeekly REMEMBER THAT BEAUTY IS ACTUALLY LIFE DEEP. NEVER GET OLD.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 NEWS A9 HEALTHY LIVINGLevel I trauma centers save lives dailyMay is National Trauma Awareness Month and we would like to take this opportunity to express how honored we are to have served as part of Palm Beach Countys Level I Trauma System for more than 25 years. With our Level I designa-tion, St. Marys Medical Center and Delray Medical Center provide local and sur-rounding communities with the highest state-designation of trauma care. Both trauma teams include highlyskilled trauma surgeons, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, specially trained doctors and nurses who work together to help ensure that severely injured patients quickly receive the spe-cialized care they need. They provide lifesaving care to victims of motor vehicle accidents, falls and workplace trauma, among other injuries. We are extremely proud of these dedicated medical profes-sionals who offer their lifesaving care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Thanks to these combined efforts, our outcomes are notable and many patients have benefited from the joint expertise of our centers. In fact, our current system has helped us achieve a 98 percent chance of survival. We work hand in hand with the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, Trauma Hawk and Fire-Rescue person-nel throughout the county. We are very thankful for the job they all do, and with-out the help of these resources in our community we would not be as successful as we are today. While no one plans to experience a traumatic injury, our trauma team is ready 24/7 to help create the best possible out-comes for patients. What is a Level I trauma center? The trauma center at St. Marys Medical Center and the Palm Beach Childrens Hospital is one of only two state-designated Level I Trauma Centers in Palm Beach County, and one of nine in the state of Florida. This means that our trauma team works with patients through the entire spectrum of a traumatic injury, including prevention education and rehabilitation. For patients who need additional follow-up planning, our center also provides more specialized treatment through our trauma clinic. Our commitment to your trauma needs: St. Marys Medical Center continues to transform and reinvest in the community as the needs of our county change. We are proud to announce a $10 million trauma expansion project now underway. This expansion will include additional state of the art trauma resuscitation rooms and innovative technology designed around a premier Level I trauma program. Education and injury prevention is a vital part of our trauma program. We devote a significant amount of time to pro-moting public safety and trauma aware-ness in Palm Beach County through class-es and outreach programs regarding fall prevention, distracted and impaired driving, and the importance of being aware of your surroundings as a pedestrian. Helping the community stay safe: No one plans on needing trauma care, but as the thousands of Palm Beach County trauma patients who have been served by our hospital over the last 25 years would attest, its a matter of life, or death. Unfortunately, an accident can happen at any time, but the trauma team at St. Marys Medical Center has made it their mission to help community members stay as safe as possible. As such, were excit-ed to provide a free emergency vehicle escape tool that may help save precious time in the event of a vehicular incident. To claim your free rescue tool, please call 844-367-0419, or visit Q gabrielle FINLEY-HAZLE CEO, St. Marys Medical Center Breakthrough Joint Replacement. As Director of the Paley Joint Replacement Center, renowned surgeon Dr. Jason Weisstein implements highly advanced orthopedic procedures for pain-free mobility. These sophisticated techniques draw patients from around the world seeking a return to their active lifestyle. Dr. Jason Weisstein is Paley Care. Dr. Weisstein, a collegiate baseball player and today an avid athlete, knows how critical pain-free mobility is to a full life. With credentials including valedictorian at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award, he is an expert at minimally invasive, direct anterior hip replacement and state of the art knee replacement techniques. You Deserve the Best Care with the Largest Team of Orthopedic Specialists in Palm Beach County B r ea k t h ro ADit You Dese rv Yo Yo u D e s e r v A R D a p t t a D D p h a v o T a r r of Ortho pe o f O e B A Call 561.844.5255 or visit Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACSPediatric & Adult Joint Replacement & Tumor Surgeon Mobility is everything. Ž Paley Institutes Joint Replacement Specialist


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 NEWS A11 Learn more at 1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy. l Jupiter, FL 33458Celebrating National Nurses WeekIt takes great nurses to make a great hospital. And Jupiter Medical Center has the greatest of all. We are proud to have a team of talented and skilled nurses who provide compassionate care each and every day.Thanks for caring for our patients, their loved ones and our community! n the newspaper. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to socie ty@” V. HAINES/FLORIDA WEEKLY I ETY S culpture Gardens in West Palm Beach 1. Carolyn ReilandSmith and Sommer Kuhn 2. Sally Soter and Pup 3. Larry Mazonson, Marcy Mazonson, Mitch Abramson and June Abramson 4. Keisha Moore, Morsy Hoffman and Ann Marie Milano 5. Nancy Jones and Donna Kim-Brand 6. Amanda Long and Jeanne Quillen 7. Connie Rosenthal and Susie Rieser 8. Frances Fisher, Harrison Fisher, Jeff Fisher and Karen Martin 9. Laurie Alpert and Andrew Alpert 10. Julia Farber and Steve Farber 11. Luis Gonzalez and Constance Gonzalez 12. Todd McGrain, Roger Ward, Sarah Marmion, Jack Lighton and Lew Crampton 8 9 10 11 12


A12 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY month,Ž Mr. Fink said. We sell as many there as in the U.S. Theyre sold to HVAC distributors who in turn sell to HVAC contractors.Ž The units work with hydroperoxide, a molecular organic formula. We can kill a sneeze in 3 feet. They also kill mold „ probably the biggest problem down here.Ž The air purification systems ranging in size from small room-sized to huge building units are in schools, hospitals, on ships and in hotels. We did the American Cancer Society building, and put them in the Chicago schools.Ž Hertz Rent-A-Cars will get mini-units that plug into a car lighter port to remove smoke from a car. They (small units) are getting more popular,Ž he said. Other units using a proprietary UV light system sanitize and clean the envi-ronment, targeted to bio-accidentsŽ involving body fluids. Every Marriott has two big units, and the maids have two units each. They can sanitize a room in 30 minutes,Ž he said. We do marine systems for yachts and cruise ships „ all the Disney and Carni-val cruise ships and hotels.Ž The company works on patents and innovation at the local plant, but also works with Kansas State University „ a big food sanitation research school, which does all the RGF testing on food systems that prevent N1, a type of flu virus, and norovirus „ the gastrointes-tinal bug common on cruise ships. It handles 20 different viruses „ it kills whatever we feed it.Ž The applications take the company around the world in the medical field and for the military. Its good in hospi-tals „ we can kill MRSA „ one of the biggest problems in hospitals,Ž Mr. Fink said. Common staph is conquered, too. The food sanitation units work with softŽ radiation. This UV light/solar radi-ation differs from the hard gamma type as used in X-rays and other commercial radiation, he said. Food-borne pathogens are eradicated with the process. Its timely for restaurants fighting against outbreaks that can shut down an entire chain. We just got a contract from Chipotle, and were in the process of put-ting them in 2,600 stores. Were doing it for all their food suppliers as well. Theyre having all their vendors put in the equipment.Ž Its a whole-line process, from the intake to the output, he said, meaning food is treated from the raw product to the processed food and at every step along the way. Theres a food tunnel, with a conveyor belt. The food gets soft radiation to kill anything on that food.Ž RGF also sells its systems to the U.S. military. We just shipped three large containers of units to the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.Ž Another growing line from RGF is its ice sanitation equipment. Its where most food poisoning comes from in a restaurant. People think that, at 0 degrees, theres no chance of bacteria, but listeria does grow on ice.Ž For the ice, photohydroionization is used „ PHI for short. The chemistry comes easy to Mr. Fink, 70, who got his start playing around with nuclear physics as a young-ster, he said. He was precocious, and taking university courses at 12. I was a kid about 12 years old, and was playing with ultraviolet light. I did it on fluorescent minerals „ they glow bright and shiny. So I did the science fair.Ž His project attracted the attention of the U.S. government. Two guys in suits came up to me at the university. What are you going to do out of school? they asked me. This was 61 or 62. Call us, they said. They were with the defense intelligence agency.Ž He signed on with them, and wound up in the nuclear weapons testing pro-gram. Just outside of (Las) Vegas they had a test site. I worked there. We were blowing up things in the desert.Ž He continued in the nuclear program, working at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, and at several others as nuclear power became a potential alternative to fossil fuels for electricity. After the 3 Mile Island incident and others, nuclear energy began to raise alarms, he said, and safety as well as viability became a concern. He eventu-RIVIERAFrom page 1 SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLYSome of the air filters RGF Environmental Group builds at its factory in Riviera Beach.COURTESY PHOTORGF’s Electro-Mechanical Museum boasts 642 pieces of antique scientific equipment.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 A13 Learn more at 1240 S. Old Dixie Hwy. l Jupiter, FL 33458 t Specialists in your type of cancer t Innovative technology, including IBM Watson for Oncology t Cancer conferences, clinical trials & immunotherapy At Jupiter Medical Center, patients with cancer are surrounded by our team of experts and all the latest technology and treatment options. Its a 360-degree approach designed to guide patients from diagnosis to recovery. t Academic affiliation with Mount Sinai New York t Award-winning patient safety & satisfaction t Genetic testing, counseling & support services If you have cancer, choose 360 degrees of care. To schedule a consultation with a Jupiter Medical Center physician, call (561) 285-3564. At Jupiter Medical Center, we attack cancer from every angle. ‡VKLSFDUFRP We are licensed brokers USDOT #385723.Still waiting for your carrier to pick up your vehicle? CALL AMERICAN! :HOOJHW\RXWR1HZ(QJODQG12:‡)DVW‡5HOLDEOH‡6DIH‡&RQYHQLHQW *XDUDQWHHG3LFNXS'DWHDQG7LPH  *XDUDQWHHG3ULFHV  'DLO\7ULSVWR1HZ(QJODQG  'RRUWR'RRURU&RQYHQLHQW'URSRIIDW3%,7KH6QRZELUGV )DYRULWH6LQFHally left the nuclear power field, and created his own company. Looking back, he thinks of the risks in what he was involved in. We were blowing up nuclear weapons in the desert. I did lose a lot of friends to leu-kemia, definitely related to radiation. They were in their 50s, and there was mesothelioma, too. But Im 70, and still working every day.Ž Knowing what he does now, he likely wouldnt do it again, at least not the same cavalier way. Back then, safety wasnt an issue. I was young and stupid.Ž As a lifelong student of science and technology, he appreciates the past, and draws solidly on science from big names like Crookes, Tesla and Edison. Inside his 7.5 acre-manufacturing plant, he cre-ated the Electro-Mechanical Museum showcasing technology and innovation. There are 642 pieces of antique equipment collected from rare early tech-nologies. He has items from Sir William Crookes, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla „ among other standouts. Early ultraviolet lamps, electrical transformers and ion generators are a few of the items on display. Many have been featured on TV shows like Modern Marvels,Ž Mysteries at the Museum,Ž and American Genius.Ž The point of the museum is to inspire future generations of innovators, he said. The museum pieces led to many innovations today, including the light bulb, the X-ray, and UV technology, as well as atomic energy. It is open to the public by appointment, with special tours available for groups and schools. From the vintage pieces, Mr. Fink discovered that Mr. Edison and Mr. Tesla created a UV light bulb that will last indefinitely. It has no filament „ it works with a tube of completely sealed gas, excited by radio waves, to create the energy. Its a very strong UV light bulb, used in medicine and air purification. Of course we cant test it (for lifespan),Ž he said, laughing. The mechanics are proprietary, but he said it wouldnt cost much more than those bulbs sold today. The reason theres not one on the market has to do with greed, he said. The early inventors sold their UV light bulb patent to one of the large compa-nies like General Electric, or Westing-house, he said. The big company saw no profit in a light bulb that would never burn out, and promptly put a filament in the bulb so it would have a short shelf-life „ instantly creating a market for them. RGFs profits are private, and at the moment, there are no plans to expand. The plant in Riviera Beach is a work-er-friendly environment „ not a fac-tory, he says „ with plants, a koi pond, waterfowl and iguanas on the trails that wend their way through the property. At Envisionland, its nickname, he said, We try to make it as pleasant as possible.Ž Q SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLYA worker uses a metal-bending machine to create components of RGF air filters.


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Learn more at 1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy. l Jupiter, FL 33458The new Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness at Jupiter Medical Center, in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness, is pleased to offer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is proven to be an effective treatment for reducing stress and anxiety related to work, family and finances. Learn to activate and enhance your natural capacity to care for yourself and find greater balance in your life.Participants meet once a week from May 23-August 1, 2017. Program session includes eight classes and one, all-day retreat.Reservations are required. Space is limited to 30 participants per session. For more information on class fee, or to register, please visit or call 561-660-1828. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Summer 2017 Stress Less,Live More BUSINESS PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 | A15 WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM BY EUNICE BAROSFlorida Weekly Correspondent FOUR LOCAL WOMEN „ EXCELLING IN CRIMINAL defense law, education, and mental health treat-ment and helping the underprivileged „ will be honored by Executive Women of the Palm Beach-es at the groups 34th annual Women In Leader-ship Awards on May 11 at the Cohen Pavilion of the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. The Executive Women of the Palm Beaches is excited to announce the honorees who were SEE LEADERS, A16 XExecutive Women honors four who make a difference LEADERSRecognizing community


A16 BUSINESS WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY Name: Sheila Kinman Title: Vice president for development of The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties Location: West Palm BeachBY MARY THURWACHTERmthurwachter@” oridaweekly.comHaving worked and lived in Iowa most of her life, Sheila Kinman says she was ready for a change when she accepted a positon as vice president for development with the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. My husband, Eric, and I were looking for a new place to live, and Florida, with the sunshine and beach, was high on our list,Ž said Mrs. Kinman, who began work-ing for the foundation two months ago. Everything is so new, but the people are just as nice,Ž she said. The commu-nity as a whole has been very welcoming and the team and board of directors here has been wonderful.Ž As vice president for development, Mrs. Kinman links Community Foundation donors to philanthropic causes, facilitates legacy and planned gifts and establishes charitable funds that impact the commu-nity and nation. I get to connect donors with causes they care about and its very rewarding,Ž Mrs. Kinman said. When we all give back, the quality of life improves for all of us.Ž She works closely with the foundations programming team to join donors who are interested in co-investing to local charities for greater leveraged impact. Her biggest challenge, she said, will be increasing visibility for the foundation and the services it provides. As one of the largest community foundations in Florida, the foundation man-ages an endowment of $154 million, and has been serving the region for more than 40 years. Along with its donors, the foundation makes grants, awards scholarships and leads community efforts to improve the lives and opportunities of residents „ both now and in the future. Previously, Mrs. Kinman was chief advancement officer at the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. During her seven-year tenure, the foundations assets grew from $163 million in 2009 to more than $440 million. She also focused on developing strategic relationships with professional advis-ers and grew the Greater DesMoines Charitable Investment Program to more than $70 million in assets during her time in the city. Mrs. Kinman and her husband, Eric, live in Jupiter with their two cats, Popo and Lulu. For more information on the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, visit Sheila KinmanAge: 43 Where I grew up: Parkersburg, a small town in northeastern Iowa Where I live now: Jupiter Education: B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa in Communications; a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy for The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties What brought me to Florida: The position with the Community Foundation of Palm Beach & Martin Counties and the sunshine My job today: Vice president for development My first job and what it taught me: Special events coordinator for Junior Achievement; coordination of a lot of moving parts. A career highlight: As I was transitioning from Des Moines, Iowa, to West Palm Beach, there was an amazing amount of recognition for the impact I had on my community through facilitating charitable giving over the course of seven years. Hobbies: Travel „ my husband and I love to explore. Best advice for someone looking to make it in my field: Being donor-centric in everything you do is vital to a long and trusting relationship with your constitu-ents. About mentors: I dont officially, but Ive had the benefit of working with many high performing individuals and the three traits I find that they have in common are strong listening skills, they have a great deal of empathy and put others before themselves. Q MOVING ON UP“When we all give back, the quality of life improves for all of us.” — Sheila Kinman, Vice president for development of The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties TRACEY BENSON PHOTOGRAPHYSheila Kinman began her career in Iowa and worked seven years for the Community Foun-dation of Greater Des Moines, where assets grew to more than $440 million.selected from a record number of out-standing nominees,Ž said Amy Morse, a lawyer and one of three co-chairs for the event. The dedicated women represent the public, private, volunteer and nonprofit sectors as examples of the strength and character of female leader-ship in Palm Beach County.Ž They include: Nellie L. King, of Jupiter (private sector), a noted criminal defense attorney, past presi-dent of the Florida Association of Crim-inal Defense Law-yers who mentors young female law-yers and who super-vised significant work with former President Barack Obamas Clemency Project. The clemency initiative focused on minimum-mandatory sentencing policies, which resulted in the incar-ceration of thousands of Americans for nonviolent drug offenses, many of whom were serving life sentences. Ms. King also is a past president of the Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She serves on the Board of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Boys Town South Florida and the Criminal Justice Commission. Jean A. Wihbey, Ph.D. of Palm Beach Gardens (public sector), provost for Palm Beach State Colleges Lake Worth campus. As the campus chief executive officer, she is responsible for providing leadership and inspiration to a campus of more than 9,000 students and 225 employees. Dr. Wihbey ensures the quality and rel-evance of the cam-pus academic pro-grams, oversees campus operational activities, and leads through encourag-ing ideas and strong relationships, said Natalie Alvarez, a luncheon co-chair-person. She is actively involved in the PGA Corridor Association Board of Directors as president, the North Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Steering Council, and the Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Board of Governors,Ž said Ms. Alvarez, a vice president at Sabadell Bank & Trust in Palm Beach Gardens. Sharon Gill of Lake Worth (volun-teer sector), founder and CEO of Oasis Compassion Agen-cy, which helps the underprivileged with a food pantry, cloth-ing, housing, skills development and job placement. Ms. Gill left Jamaica for the United States at age 21 with $56 in her pocket. Decades later, she is the COO of the Gill Law Firm and at Oasis has assisted more than 10,000 individuals in Palm Beach County become self-sufficient, motivated, empowered and successful members of the community, added attorney Michelle DeLong, one of the three co-chairpersons of the lun-cheon. Ms. Gill serves on the boards of the Womens Chamber Foundation, EmpowHer of the Palm Beaches, Umom and Palm Beach Atlantic Alumni. Linda DePiano, Ph.D. of Palm Beach Gardens (nonprofit sector), CEO of the Jerome Golden Cen-ter for Behavioral Health in West Palm Beach and a champi-on for mental health in Palm Beach Coun-ty for more than 34 years, said Executive Women of the Palm Beaches President Lori Fischer. Dr. DePiano oversees 385 professionals who provide a full range of services, includ-ing a 44-bed psychiatric hospital, mobile crisis team, outpatient services, housing, and addiction and co-occurring programs (treatment for people who have substance use disorders, as well as mental health disorders). In addition to her responsi-bilities at the center, she also is a leading advocate of addressing mental health and related issues throughout our commu-nity,Ž said Ms. Fischer. The Women In Leadership Awards are presented by Executive Women of the Palm Beaches in recognition of local women who have sustained outstanding accomplishments and dis-played generosity of spirit, commitment to integrity and diversity, and genuine connectedness with others in the com-munity. Keynote speaker for the luncheon will be Capt. Mark Kelly, commander of Space Shuttle Endeavours Final Mission (2011), space and avia-tion contributor for NBC News/MSNBC and husband to former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. A highly decorated astronaut since 1996, Capt. Kellys career with NASA includes spending more than 50 days in space and commanding both the Space Shuttle Endeavor and the Space Shuttle Discovery. He is one of only two individuals who has visited the International Space Station on four different occasions. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation, said Realtor Vir-ginia Spencer of Illustrated Properties, who is the organizations past president and honorary chair of the luncheon. Tickets are $130 for EWPB members; $150 for friends and guests; and $80 for students. Major event sponsors include Whole Foods, Florida Power and Light, phi-lanthropist Frances Fisher and artist JoAnne Berkow, PCN Bank, Sabadell Bank & Trust, Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, Jupiter Medical Center Foun-dation, Office Depot, CEMEX and the Chesterfield Palm Beach, and many other community organizations. Spon-sorship opportunities are still available. It is an honor to recognize the 2017 nominees for the impact they have made in Palm Beach County,Ž said Ms. Fischer, EWPB president. The nominees included Ellen Andel, Maureen Ashe, Tami Baldinger, JoAnne Berkow, Carrie Browne, Jessica Cecere, Viviane Conner, M.D., Rachel Pap-pert Docekal, Ed.D. Nancy Dockerty, Leora Freire, Terry Gearing, Sharon Gill, Pamela Gionfriddo, Pamela Good-man, Gina Grandinette, Carey Haugh-wout, Michele Jacobs, Lisa Johnson, Kim Jones, Johanna Kandel, Rani Mathura, Denise Nieman, Emily Pantelides, Tina Philips, Judge Pierman, Sally Ross Soter, Melody Spano, Val Stanley, Jeanmarie Whalen, Marilynn Wick, Tenna Wiles, Lisa Williams-Taylor, Ph.D., and Mary Wong. To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit or call Executive Women of the Palm Beaches at 868-7070. Q LEADERSFrom page 1KING WIHBEY GILL DEPIANO KELLY


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 BUSINESS A17 GAIL V. HAINES / 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 The Benjamin School art exhibit reception at The Gardens Mall 1. Alex Pace, Anthony Pace and Theodora Pace 2. Denise Ponchock, Doreen LeTendre and Susa Ponchock 3. Charles Hagy, Hudson Hale, Francois Michelon, Alex Michelon and Rania Michelon 4. Marti Lotman and Sarah Davis 5. Grace Flatscher, Chrissy Wheaton, Ryan Gallagher, Jordan Wheaton, Julie Kirschenbaum 6. Abbe Groffman and Bradley Groffman 7. Craig Franzen, Grace Mack and Anne Franzen 8. Jared Roth, Haley Roth and Lori Roth 9. Marcy Ferruggia, Marisol Tejera-Mede and Charlotte Aquart 10. Joyce Goldberg, Caroline Groffman, Leslie Groffman and Karen Groffman 11. Morli Josza and Eden Josza 12. Odalys Garcia, Katherine Garcia and Hollie Waxman 13. Rachel Rudner, Evelyn Rudner and Jacob Rudner in background 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13


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That doesnt completely over-whelm the little turbo motor, but it needs all the help it can get, and our eight-speed automatic transmission wasnt a friend. The good news is there are multiple ways of avoiding this drawback. First, the standard transmission in the Cooper model is a six-speed manual. So drivers who arent intimidated by rowing their own gears will save $1,500 over the auto-matic, and extra power and fun is only a downshift away. And while the $3K upgrade to the Cooper S only comes with the eight-speed automatic, the extra 55 horsepower is really appreciated. Finally, for those who need the most power, there is a John Cooper Works edition that can squeeze 228hp out of the 2.0-liter turbo. Once the motor/transmission combo is settled, the Countryman continues Minis commitment to providing go-cart style handling to all its vehicles. 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Kravis show highlights young musicians BY JANIS FONTAINEpbnews@” oridaweekly.comLocal kids on the big stage The annual Spotlight on Young Musicians concert comes to the Kravis Cen-ter stage at 7 p.m. May 5. This anxiously awaited community outreach event is a collaborative effort between the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, the School District of Palm Beach Coun-ty and the Palm Beach County Music Teachers Association. The concert fea-tures hundreds of talented young per-formers who devote their spare time to rehearsing for this annual show. Since 1992, nearly 20,000 students have per-formed at the Kravis Center as part of this program. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of performance, available at 832-7469 or Also on stage at the Kravis Center this weekend is Reggie Wilsons Fist and Heel Performance Group. This is a PEAKŽ performance, meaning it fea-tures innovative, groundbreaking art-ists from around the globe showcasing their envelope-pushing best. The per-formances focus on ethnic diversity and contemporary themes, and are designed to support and enhance the creation, interpretation and understanding of a variety of forms of artistic expression. The Fist and Heel Performance Group will dance choreographer Reggie Wilsons compelling new work, Citi-zen,Ž which investigates what it means to belong and not belong. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, with a matinee at 1:30 p.m. Sat-urday, May 6. Tickets are $32, available by phone at 832-7469, online at or in person at the box office. Beyond the Stage,Ž a free, special post-performance talk by Steven Caras, will be held after Fridays performance. MNM Productions’ summer/ fall seasonAlso coming to the Kravis Centers Rinker Playhouse stage are MNM Productions three major musical pro-ductions for summer and fall: Monty Pythons SpamalotŽ (May 19-June 4), Stephen Sondheims CompanyŽ (July 21-Aug. 6) and La Cage Aux Folles (Oct. 6-22). Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz are the producing partners behind MNM Productions, and they chose SpamalotŽ for its hilarious dia-logue and Tony Award-winning music. HAPPENINGSSEE HAPPENINGS, B9 XARTS & ENTERTAINMENT PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 | SECTION B WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT COURTESY PHOTOReggie Wilson’s Fist and Heel Performance Group performs May 5-7 at Kravis. Platten brings ‘Fight Song’ sensibility to SunFestThe first time Rachel Platten had a chance to make a name for herself in pop music, she felt it slipped through her fin-gers. And she was well aware that second chances dont come along for many artists „ especially those reaching the wrong side of a certain milestone birthday. That was really, really hard when everything fell away,Ž said Ms. Platten, who performs at 2:30 p.m. May 7 at Sun-Fest. All of a sudden I was like Oh, God, I had this shot and I lost it. I blew it. And Im 30 years old. Theres no way Im going to have another chance. Thats pretty much impossible.Ž The year was 2011. After self-releasing her second album, Be Here,Ž it had been picked up for wider release by Rock Ridge Music. The single from the album, 1,000 Ships,Ž caught on at radio and reached No. 24 on BillboardsŽ Adult Top 40 chart. It was exactly the kind of first impression that could have positioned Ms. Platten to make a major breakthrough in main-stream pop. Instead the song stalled and her momentum was gone. Looking back, Ms. Platten said two things kept her from capitalizing on the chart run of 1,000 Ships.Ž IMAGINE SITTING THROUGH FOUR IMAGINE SITTING THROUGH FOUR hours of Sleeping Beauty.Ž hours of Sleeping Beauty.Ž Thank goodness you wont Thank goodness you wont have to. have to. Ballet Palm Beach artistic Ballet Palm Beach artistic director Colleen Smith has condirector Colleen Smith has condensed the ballet for modern densed the ballet for modern audiences. audiences. We cant sit that long,Ž she We cant sit that long,Ž she laughed. Her professional comlaughed. Her professional company will perform the abbrepany will perform the abbreviated version, with music by viated version, with music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, at three spePyotr Tchaikovsky, at three special Mothers Day shows at the cial Mothers Day shows at the PBSC Eissey Campus Theatre PBSC Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens. in Palm Beach Gardens. The dance is interesting, The dance is interesting, concise and beautiful,Ž Ms. concise and beautiful,Ž Ms. Smith said. I thought about my Smith said. I thought about my favorite moments and I tried favorite moments and I tried SEE SUNFEST, B7 X SEE DREAMY, B8 X COURTESY PHOTORachel Platten will perform at 2:30 p.m. May 7 at SunFest. DREAMY BY JANIS FONTAINE pbnews@” pbn ews @” ori daw eek ly. com pbn b es @” @” i ori d da k eek l l c Ballet Palm Beach condenses the story of Sleeping Beauty Lily Ojea stars as the title Lily Ojea stars as the title character in Ballet Palm character in Ballet Palm Beach’s production of Beach’s production of “Sleeping Beauty.” “Sleeping Beauty.” BY ALAN SCULLEYFlorida Weekly Correspondent


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B3 CAROLS CORNERJMC’s Black-Tie Ball has a New York state of mind There is still lots happening on the social scene, even though Easter is behind us. The Black-Tie-Ball is on the top of our list, followed by Adopt…A-Fami-ly Golf Tournament and the Christian Womens Connection Luncheon. This season, the Jupiter Medical Center supporters traveled a few extra miles across the Intracoastal Waterway to The Breakers in Palm Beach. It was to attend one of the most important fundraising events of the sea-son for the North County area, the 41st Annual Black-Tie BallŽ presented by Sheridan, An Envision Healthcare Company Chairing this years ball, held April 1, were Jupiter residents Dr. Lee Fox chief of radiology at Jupiter Medical Center, and his beautiful wife, Shari Guests enjoyed a New York State of Mind,Ž complete with video mapping of Times Square, Manhattan skylines and a Little Italy after-party. Adding to the Big Apple ambiance, guests were treated to a performance by Michael Cavanaugh star of Billy Joel s Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Movin Out.Ž This beautiful evening was an undeniable treat for everyone who attend-ed, with everything coordinated by the event committee. Money-wise, this means raising close to $900 million for the Comprehensive Cancer Program at Jupiter Medical Center, which included three naming opportunities offered in the live auction, at the new $50 million Anderson Family Cancer Institute coming to Jupiter Medical Center. Event committee members included: Shari and Dr. Lee Fox, ball co-chairs; Erinn Campbell auction chair; Lynn Stockford physician relations chair; along with members Andrea Albertini Dianne Couris Mary Humenansky Marilyn LaBonte Aphrodite Moulis Penny Murphy Adriana Rosselli Carla Schwartz Dina Turner and Kimberly Villa The money raised will help provide advanced cancer care. The true success for any charitable event comes from the sponsors and underwriters. Here, those donors and businesses included the Platinum Spon-sors, The Lawrence J. & Florence A. De George Charitable Trust Diamond sponsors: NuVista Institute for Healthy Living and Diane and James Perrella Gold Sponsors: Advanced Oncotherapy Bebe Foundation Carlton Fields Chiapparone Family Marty and Tesa Dytrych Foley & Lardner, LLP J upiter Imaging Associat es Leo, Claire and Robert Adenbaum Foundation Bert and Mary Lou Kennedy (developers of 625 Flagler Drive ), Thomas C. Quick and Michael McCloskey Richard C. Stoddard and TD Bank Silver Sponsors: Cancer Center of South Florida Cerner, Davis Stokes Collaborative Architects Roberta and Harvey Golub Heart Care Imaging Inc. Dr. Ryan and Shana Simovitch Stephen Boruff A1A Architects + Planners Inc. Joe and Maggie Taddeo TechnoMarine and Valic Underwriting Partners: Accountable Care Hospitalist Group, with Drs. Aden, Nemet, Mubaidin and Ahmed ; Michael and Janice Barry ; Black Diamond General Contracting ; Jupiter Imaging Associates Inc. ; Jupiter Medical Center Auxiliary ; Knight Corporations ; Omnicom Group and St. Georges University The fashion and jewelry sponsor was: Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach Gardens. Magazine sponsor was Palm Beach Illustrated. Live auction donors were: 1000 North Kleinfeld Bridal and Saks Fifth Avenue Palm Beach Gardens. Philanthropic Supporters: Herbert and Karen Baum Boston Private Wealth, Crowe Horwath LLP John and Susan Domenico First Republic Bank Gilbane Building Company GO-SB Eva Hoard and Norman Young Andrew and Erica Howat John and Kathy Kavanagh William and Mary Kerr Loggerhead Marina Mario Ludmer, MD Mercer, Anthony Pace/Lindberg & Ripple Charles and Tamera Pompea Riviera Beach Marina Village Kitty and Larry Silverstein Ed and Barbara Sullivan The Ann K. and Douglas S. Brown Family Foundation The Greenfield Group and The LaBonte Family Foundation Donors: Warren and Martha Halle Ned Jannotta Michael and Marilyn Reilly Sodexo Inc. & Affiliates Abe Szmukler and Vero Insurance For more information, call 561-2632234 or visit gets set for Better Ball Golf Tournament Although the clock is busy clicking away on the deadline, Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches has geared up for one of its signature events of the sea-son, the sixth annual Better Ball Golf Tournament Scheduled for May 4 at the Dye Preserve Golf Club in Jupiter, the event will generate money for the organiza-tion dedicated to helping families in crisis return to stability. Last year, money raised from the sold-out event enabled Adopt-A-Family to help more than 2,000 families, includ-ing either directly ending or preventing episodes of homelessness for 635 fami-lies in Palm Beach County. Proceeds from the Better Ball Golf Tournament support Adopt-A-Familys ongoing efforts to help homeless or at risk of becoming homeless families return to self-sufficiency. To learn more about Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, or to donate, visit or call 561-253-1361. Christian Women’s Connection luncheon in TequestaThe Christian Womans Connection of the North Palm Beaches held the final luncheon of the season April 21, at the Tequesta Country Club They enjoyed a meal created by the country club chef; topping off the party was the serving of their annual tea. Entertainment was provided by musicians Marlene and Oscar Rodriguez Guest speaker was Barbara Hattemer and there was a beautiful fashion show provided by Coton Frais of Jupiter. The Christian Womens Connection is a nondenominational group affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries International There are no dues and the group meets once a month from October to April. Everyone is welcome. Look for events in October. Visit or call 561-746-3108. Q „ Send stories and photos to or carol TRACEY BENSON PHOTOGRAPHYJoe LaRocca Jr., Frank Bresnan, Joe Carron, Matt Constantine, Sean Bresnan and Jeff Preston are getting ready for one of the signature events of the season, the sixth annual Better Ball Golf Tournament is scheduled for May 4 at the Dye Preserve Golf Club in Jupiter. LILA PHOTOSNew York-themedBlack-Tie BallScenes from Jupiter Medical Center’s Black-Tie Ball, held at The Breakers in Palm Beach.TOP: Michael and Holly McCloskey.ABOVE LEFT: Dr. Lee Fox, chief of radiology at Jupiter Medical Center, and his wife, Shari, chaired the ball. ABOVE RIGHT: Mike and Heather GervaisLEFT: Lynda and Rick Stoddard


B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY CALENDARPlease send calendar listings to calendar editor Janis Fontaine at THURSDAY5/4 Local Author Meet and Greet — 3-5 p.m. May 4 at Too Bizaare restaurant in Harbourside Place, 107 Dockside Circle, Jupiter. David Mallegol of Palm Beach Gardens and Patty Tracy Perrin, a resident of Jupiter, join Donna Carbone for an afternoon of conversation about their work. Free. 385-1484; email After Dark — 5-9 p.m. Thursdays at the Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Tours, lec-tures, live music. Content varies weekly. Free. 832-5196; — Through May 7, along Flagler Drive, downtown West Palm Beach. 659-5980, 800-SUNFEST;“Good People,” by David Lind-say-Abaire — Through May 7, Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Directed by Daniel Eilola. The bravest among us might be those who make do with the least, living on the edge of poverty with hope. Tickets: $23. 586-6410; Israeli Discoveries that Influ-enced the World, an Internation-al Israeli Photography Exhibit — Noon to 7 p.m. daily through May 16, Palm Beach Outlets, near Saks OFF Fifth, 1751 Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach. For a complete event schedule, visit“Lake Worth in Photos — Work and Play in the First Two DecadesŽ „ Through May 22 at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, 601 Lake Ave, Lake Worth. Info: or 58 2-3251. Art Exhibition: “Happy Hour and Then Some….” — Through May 25 at Palm Beach Gardens City Hall Lobby, 10500 N. Military Trail. Features watercolor paintings by artist Robin Lee Makowski. Part of GardensArt, Art in Public Places program. Hours: 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Info: 630-1100 or“Baby Boomer Baby” — Through May 28 at the PGA Arts Center, 4076 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Show times: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $45.; 855-448-7469. FRIDAY5/5 West Palm Beach Antiques Fes-tival — One of the largest shows in the state, noon-5 p.m. May 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 6 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 7, South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach. Tickets: Early buyer VIP three-day pass, 9 a.m.-noon May 5, $25; general admis-sion, $8; seniors, $7; or 941-697-7475.“Rally for the Cure” Tennis Tour-nament — 10 a.m. May 5, at the city of Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, 5110 117th Court N., Palm Beach Gardens. A fun, ability-based, doubles round-robin benefiting breast cancer research. Reg-ister in advance: $20 by check payable to Komen South Florida.Ž Includes lunch by Burger Bar. Nonplayer donations welcomed. 774-8277; Email A Night with Ballet Atlantica — 6 p.m. May 5, The Box Gallery, 811 Belve-dere Road, West Palm Beach. The Ballet Atlantica has created three short presen-tations for the evening. A meet and greet with Jesse Seth Hammel, the founder and artistic director, will be followed by a performance from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance at, $20 at the door beginning at 5 p.m. Info: 786-521-1199. Spotlight on Young Musicians — May 5, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. A Community Outreach Event In partnership with the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, the School District of Palm Beach Coun-ty and the Palm Beach County Music Teachers Association. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 the day of performance. 832-7469; SATURDAY5/6 “Amazing Butterflies” — Opens May 6 through Sept. 29, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dre-her Trail, West Palm Beach. An interac-tive exhibit spotlighting the entire life-cycle. Explore the b utterfly ga rdens that are part of the Conservation Course, an 18-hole miniature golf course. Tickets: $15 adults, $11 age 3-12, free for members and younger than age 3. 832-1988; TUESDAY5/9 The 2016-2017 Palm Beach Israeli Film Series — Screening Peter the Third,Ž a comedy about age, friendship, and retirement, at 1:30 p.m. May 9 at the Weisman Delray Commu-nity Center, 7091 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, and May 14 at Temple Beth El, 2815 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Tick-ets: $10 Sundays, $7 Tuesdays for mem-bers, $8 for nonmembers. Call 833-0339. WEDNESDAY5/10 South American Wine Dinner — 7 p.m. May 10, at Serenity Garden, 316 Vallette Way, West Palm Beach. A selection of boutique wines paired with a four-course dinner created by German master chef Michael Ober. $65. Reserva-tions. 339-2444.Donn R. Colee Jr. book presen-tation and signing — 7 p.m. May 10, Christ Fellowship North Campus, 5343 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Mr. Colee presents this book, Towers in the Sand: The History of Florida Broad-casting.Ž Presented by the Palm Beach Gardens Historical Society. Info: 622-8638. 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. May 4: No Clematis by Night. Enjoy SunFest. Q May 11: Cover Up Q May 18: Big Al & the Heavyweights Q May 25: B-Side JonesThe 34th Annual Women in Leadership Awards — May 11, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly is the keynote speaker. Tickets are $130 for EWPB members; $150 for friends and guests; $80 for students. or call 868-7070. AT DRAMAWORKS Palm Beach Dramaworks at The Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 N. Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Call 514-4042, Ext. 2; “The Cripple of Inishmaan” — May 19-June 4. AT THE EISSEY Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive off PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens. Tick-ets: 207-5900; Beach Ballet performs ‘Sleeping Beauty’ — May 6, 7 and 14. $19-$45.The Symphonic Band performs “American Tapestry” — 7:30 p.m. May 19. $18. AT THE GARDENS MALL The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 775-7750; thegardens-mall.comLego Takeover! — Bricks 4 Kidz hosts this event in the Grand Court with Lego building contests and entertain-ment. Register at Gardens Mall Walking Club — Dr. Marni Nicholas, May 17 for Walk with a Doc.Ž Also includes breakfast for members, and membership is free in May. AT HARBOURSIDE PLACE Harbourside Place, 200 U.S. 1, Jupiter. Info: 935-9533; Q Live Music on the Waterfront — 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the amphitheater. Q Tai Chi Class — 9 a.m. Saturdays. Cost: $10.Q Jupiter Green & Artisan Market — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, yearround. AT THE KELSEY The Kelsey Theater, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Info: 328-7481; or Friend; Have Mercy; Tiny Moving Parts; Broadside; Noth-ing, Nowhere — May 26Tigers Jaw, Saintseneca & Smidley — May 27 AT THE KRAVIS Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Info: 832-7469; on Young Musicians — May 5. Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group — May 5-6. “The Sound of Music” — May 9-14 AT THE LIGHTHOUSE Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum, Light-house Park, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. Admission: $10 adults, $5 chil-dren 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 weather permitting; call for tour times. RSVP required for most events at 747-8380, Ext. 101; Moonrise Tours — May 10. View the full moon from the top. Lighthouse Story Time & Crafts for Kids — 10:30 a.m. monthly. Story time and a craft for ages 8 and younger. Bring a mat to sit on. Free, but reserva-tions are required. Next event: May 6.Twilight Yoga at the Light — 7-8 p.m. May 8, 15, 22, 29. Mary Veal, Kula Yoga Shala, leads. Donation. Bring a mat and a flashlight. Hike Through History — 8:30-10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of the month. Min-imum age is 5. Free but RSVP required at 747-8380, Ext. 101. Next event: May 6. Tales from the Archives — 6:307:30 p.m. the second Thursday. Museum staff shares the latest discoveries in local historical research and new find-ings from its collection. Historian and Collections Manager Josh Liller gives a 30to 45-minute presentation. AT MACARTHUR John D. MacArthur Beach State Park „ 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, Singer Island, North Palm Beach. 776-7449; to Snorkeling — 11 a.m. May 6, 13, 20, and 27. Learn the basics in this land-based course. Free with park admission. Reservations required.Learn to Kayak! — Noon May 7. A land-based course for beginners in the skills necessary for kayaking. Free with park admission. Reservations recom-mended. Cruisin’ Food Fest – Noon-4 p.m. May 13. Cool cars, live music, giveaways and a food truck invasion. This event will be held the second Saturday of each month.Beach Cleanup — 9-11 a.m. May 13. Help ocean wildlife including endan-gered sea turtles by collecting trash. Community service hours provided for students. Sign up with Art at 776-7449, Ext. 109. AT THE MALTZ Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indian-town Road, Jupiter. 575-2223; www.jupi-tertheatre.orgGoldner Conservatory of Per-forming Arts Shows:“West Side Story” — May 12-13“Guys and Dolls” — June 23-24 AT THE JCC The Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Info: 689-7700; 4: Duplicate bridge games, Bereavement support group


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B5 CALENDAR #HAHAHA 05.05 TOP PICKS #SFL #VINTAGE #BUILDIT Q Lego Takeover Exhibit — Through May 15 at The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Q Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers — May 5, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre. Tickets: (800) 345-7000; Q Tony Rock — May 4-7. Palm Beach Improv at CityPlace. 833-1812; Q West Palm Beach Antiques Festival — Noon-5 p.m. May 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 6 and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 7, South Florida Fairgrounds.; 941-697-7475 May 5: Bridge: Beginners supervised play, duplicate bridge games May 7: Disney character breakfast May 8: Bridge: Advanced beginners supervised play, Timely Topics discus-sion group, duplicate bridge games, mah jongg and canasta play sessionsMay 9: Duplicate bridge games, Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel through the Lens of the Six-Day War Begins May 10: Bridge: Beginners and advanced beginners supervised play of the hand, duplicate bridge games, mah jongg and canasta play sessions May 11: Duplicate bridge games May 12: Bridge: Beginners Supervised Play, Duplicate Bridge Games May 13: Kids Night Out May 15: Bridge: Advanced beginners supervised play, Timely Topics discus-sion group, duplicate bridge games, mah jongg and canasta play sessions AT MOUNTS Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Mili-tary Trail, West Palm Beach. Info: 233-1737; Literary Garden: Book Dis-cussion — 6-7:30 p.m. May 9, Clayton Hutcheson Conference Room. Fea-tured Book: Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo,Ž by Hayden Herrera. Free. 233-1751. Landscape Design: Bold Exteri-or Spaces — 6-7 p.m. May 10, Mounts auditorium. Instructor Benjamin Burle, Landscape Designer, teaches this new Landscape Design 101 class. $25 mem-bers; $30 nonmembersConnoisseurs Garden Tour — May 13-14. Tour nine private gardens in Palm Beach County on this self-guided driving tour and get a sneak peek at and preview tour of the new exhibition, Windows on the Floating World: Blume Tropical Wetland Garden.Ž Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 13 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14. $20 members; $30 nonmembers. Get tickets at Mounts. Culinary! Uncommon Herbs & International Pestos – May 23 AT THE PLAYHOUSE The Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Info: 586-6410; Theatre in the Stonzek: “Good People” — Through May 7. Movies in the Stonzek Theatre: “Cezanne et Moi” — May 5-11.“Tomorrow” — May 5-11“The Death of Louis XIV” — May 12-18. “The Blackcoat’s Daughter” — May 12-18 AT THE IMPROV Palm Beach Improv at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach. Info: 833-1812; Tony Rock — May 4-7.Billy Gardell — May 12-13. 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; GEMS Club @ STEM Studio Jupi-ter — 5-7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the STEM Studio; 112 Main St., Jupiter. Girls in grades 3-8 explore the worlds of math, science, engineering and technology. $10 fee includes dinner and refreshments. Pre-register at AT FOUR ARTS The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Call 655-7227; “Illustrating Words: The Wondrous Fantasy World of Robert L. Forbes and Ronald Searle” — In the Mary Alice Fortin Childrens Art Gallery. 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. 318-7675.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.Copper Blues at CityPlace — 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. 404-4101; Ryan Owens — 5 p.m. May 5 Q Stone Mojo — 8:30 p.m. May 5 Q Erik O’Neill — 5 p.m. May 6 Q 56 Ace — 8:30 p.m. May 6 Q Steve Chumley Duo — 8 p.m. May 7Q The Kinected Duo — 8 p.m. May 8Q Xander James Duo — 8 p.m. May 9Q Eddie Willer — 8 p.m. May 10 Q Big Medicine — 8 p.m. May 11 Q Michelle Wolf — 5 p.m. May 12 Q Making Faces — 8:30 p.m. May 12 PGA Commons — 5100 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Info: 630-8630; Spoto’s Oyster Bar: Acoustic guitarist Sam Meador, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Steve Mathison & Friends, 5:30-8 p.m. Friday. Info:; 776-9448. Q The Cooper: Acoustic rocker Joe Birch, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday; Andy Taylor, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays., 622-0032.Q Vic & Angelo’s: “Live Music Under the Stars” — Crooner Giovanni Fazio, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays; Dawn Marie, 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Info:; 630-9899. ONGOING The Ann Norton Sculpture Gar-dens — 2051 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors 65+, $7 for students, free for members and younger than age 5. Info: 832-5328; Exhibits: Q “Todd McGrain’s The Lost Bird Project” — On display through June 28. Q “RISING: The Mystical World of Sophie Ryder” — On display through May 28. APBC Art on Park Gallery — 800 Park Ave., Lake Park. Info: 345-2842; Call for art: Digital Painting 2017 Exhibit featuring work created using digi-tal software, printed on any medium. Sub-mission Deadline: May 31. Exhibit dates: June 12-July 14. Opening reception: June 16. The Armory Art Center — 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. 832-1776; Q Dreyfoos Visual Arts and Digital Media Senior Exhibition — Through May 5.Benzaiten Center for Creative



FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 B7 PGA ARTS CENTER (Formerly PGA Cinema/Loehman’s Plaza) 4076 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 SK\VLFDOO\ORFDWHGRII5&$%OYGRQ3*$%OYGKHDGLQJ(DVWWDNHUVWULJKWDIWHUSDVVLQJ at Shell Gas Station, and then take the 3rd driveway on the right into the shopping c enter) Tickets: 1-855-HIT-SHOW (1-855-448-7469) *URXSV1-888-264-1788 • Written by & Starring National Lampoon’s TOMMY KOENIG PGA ARTS CENTER IN PALM BEACH GARDENS PRESENTS “Hilarious. Hysterical. A Steady Stream of Fun!” LA Weekly “A Master of Caricature. He’s A Major Talent!” New York TimesJoin actor/comedian Tommy Koenig’s hilarious, insightful and ZLOGO\HQWHUWDLQLQJPXVLFDODVKEDFNWKURXJKRXUWLPHVDQGWKHPXVLF WKDWGHQHGLW> When: Through May 7 >> Where: Flagler Drive between North Banyan Boulevard and Lakeview Drive, West Palm Beach >> Cost: $47 at the gate. >> Parking : $12/day or $48/5-day pass. >> Info :, May 4>> Ford Stage 6 p.m Chemradery 7 p.m. Marc E. Bassy 8:30 p.m. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis >> Tire Kingdom Stage 6:45 p.m. Lillie Mae 8 p.m. Ben Harper & The Innocent CriminalsFriday, May 5>> Ford Stage 7:15 p.m. Joe Galaxy 8:30 p.m. Tinashe 9:45 p.m. Flo Rida >> Tire Kingdom Stage 6:15 p.m. YVAD 7:30 p.m. Leilani Wolfgramm 9 p.m. Ziggy Marley >> JetBlue Stage 6:45 p.m. NOSLEEPKB 8 p.m. Taylor Bennett 9:15 p.m. Fetty Wap featuring MontySaturday, May 6>> Ford Stage 1:15 p.m. Magic City Hippies 2:30 p.m. Stick Figure 4:30 p.m. Dirty Heads 7:15 p.m. Meresha 8:15 p.m. Jon Bellion 9:45 p.m. Marshmello >> Tire Kingdom Stage 1 p.m. Luxury of Company 2:15 p.m. Night Ranger 4 p.m. Loverboy 7 p.m. Rocket to Anywhere 8 p.m. Filter 9:30 p.m. 3 Doors Down >> JetBlue Stage 1:30 p.m. Madame Mayhem 2:30 p.m. Ocean Park Standoff 3:45 p.m. Breaking Benjamin 6:45 p.m. Ryan McKenzie 7:45 p.m. Rebel and a Basketcase 9 p.m. Tori KellySunday, May 7>> Ford Stage 12:45 p.m. Thomas Wynn & The Believers 2 p.m. Widespread Panic 5:30 p.m. Wavves 6:30 p.m. The Naked and Famous 7:45 p.m. Blink-182 >> Tire Kingdom Stage 1 p.m. Ambrosia 2:30 p.m. Christopher Cross 4:45 p.m. Roanoke 5:45 p.m. St. Paul & The Broken Bones 7:15 p.m. Steve Winwood >> JetBlue Stage 1 p.m. Emily Kopp 2:30 p.m. Rachel Platten 5 p.m. Alex Di Leo 6 p.m. Kaleo 7:30 p.m. X Ambassadors 9 p.m. BB&T Fireworks Show


B8 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY Where Nantucket meets the Florida Keys Enjoy upscale American and Authentic Italian cuisine. Popular Dishes Include: Filet Mignon, Eggs Benedict, Tuscan Pizzas and Paninis, Homemade Lobster Ravioli, Stuffed Veal Chops, Fresh Fish Daily and Homemade Desserts=YNW0[NJTOJ\]f:^WLQf2RWWN[f1J]N[RWP/_JRUJKUN Visit our website for menu, directions and operatin g hours Reservations: 561.842.7272 612 US Hwy. 1, Lake Park, FL 33403 mile south of Northlake Blvd. Chef/Owner/Operators Mark Frangione & Karen Howe Formerly from Greenwich, CT EVERY Thursday Night LIVE MUSIC Michael Masci on the Piano performing your favorite songs and dance music6:30 PM 9 PM to to keep as many as I could.Ž Sometimes for the good of the dance /story she had to let some good things go. It was hard, but Ms. Smith thought it was a good life lesson. Ms. Smiths Sleeping Beauty,Ž at about one hour and 15 minutes, doesnt drag.Ž Her retelling of the fairy tale „ Princess Aurora has been cursed by the wicked fairy Carabosse and is put in a deep, protective sleep by the kind Lilac Fairy, but she can only be awakened by a prince who is noble enough to break the spell with a kiss „ has a faster pace and a unique, whimsical spin on the story.Ž Ms. Smith says the ballet is very family-friendly without being childish. Its important to me to be accessible to young kids,Ž and she encourages parents to bring the kids and introduce them to the ballet. Even if they only make it through the first half, Ms. Smith said, the ticket prices are reasonable. (Tickets start at $19.) Ms. Smith has also cast 14 of her young academy students in the ballet as wood-land creatures, including a frog and a fox. It gives her novice dancers a chance to perform in a safe place,Ž Ms. Smith says. The balance of the Mothers Day program is filled with two more short works choreographed by Ms. Smith: In the MoodŽ is set to Glenn Millers rousing Big Band hits, including Sing Sing Sing.Ž The company performed the lively piece in 2013 for BPBs first flash ballet,Ž an outreach program that brings free bal-let performances to the community and Everyone loved it,Ž Smith said. The other dance is called Saint-Sans,Ž and is set to Camille Saint-Saens Danse MacabreŽ and Rondo Capriccioso.Ž I prefer making my own work and telling my stories,Ž Ms. Smith said. In October, she presented her version of Snow White,Ž her first full-length bal-let, and in March 2016, she produced her balletic interpretation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, The Great Gatsby.Ž Ms. Smith has been part of the dance community in Palm Beach County since she founded her ballet school, Ballet Palm Beach Academy, 25 years ago this year. She founded the professional dance company in 2001 as the Florida Classical Ballet Theatre. In 2013, the name was changed to Ballet Palm Beach. She says the guiding force from the very beginning „ and what guides every-thing she does, really „ is her strong Christian faith. I didnt start out with a huge master plan. I never really thought it would be more than a few kids tak-ing classes and I would make them feel loved, and the environment would be cooperative and not competitive. Strict but in a kind way,Ž Ms. Smith said. I had a teacher who had a stick.Ž So the rules are relaxed, about things like hair and clothing. Wear what you want,Ž Ms. Smith says, as long as youre learning and work-ing and growing. At its core, she wants her school to be a safe and comfortable place to learn.Ž More than half of the members of the ballet company are former students, including Lily Ojea who will dance the lead in Sleeping Beauty.Ž Ms. Ojea start-ed dancing at age 3 and started taking lessons at the academy when she was in the second grade. At 18, she was dancing professionally with the Alabama Bal-let in Birmingham. She also danced for Hosanna Sacred Arts and New Orleans Ballet Theater, before returning to Palm Beach County. She was the first pro we hired,Ž Ms. Smith said. Ms. Ojea, now Lily Loveland and a mom to Wesley, 4, also teaches part time at the school alongside Ms. Smith and a half a dozen other faculty mem-bers. About 150 students from beginners to advanced are enrolled at any given time, but theyve had as many as 200 students learning to pli and arabesque week in-week out in the past. Its a very intense program,Ž but from the beginning, Ms. Smith had a different idea of what ballet school should be like, and would be like under her watchful eye. She may not have had a plan, but Smith definitely had a vision. Ms. Smiths friends and colleagues, company members, current and former students will gather to celebrate that vision that inspired Smith to start the academy 25 years ago on May 19 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. A Celebration of Ballet Palm Beach,Ž praising Ms. Smiths 25 years teaching ballet to children will feature a short mixed-bill program fol-lowed by drinks, dancing, and desserts. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children. VIP tickets are $120, which includes a pre-performance cocktail hour with Colleen Smith and premium seating. Ms. Smith is looking forward to the fete and seeing some old friends, she says, but these days, she is totally smit-tenŽ with her four grandchildren and is looking forward to seeing them. These days, if its not work, its family,Ž she says. Q DREAMYFrom page 1 Ballet Palm Beach performs “Sleeping Beauty and Other Works”>> When: 7:30 p.m. May 6, and 4 p.m. May 7 and May 14 >> Where: PBSC Eissey Campus Theatre, 11051 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens >> Tickets: $19 and up >> Contact: www.balletpalmbeach. org or 814-5598. COURTESY PHOTOBallet Palm Beach brings its flash ballet, “In the Mood,” to the stage. In it, professional com-pany members will dance to Glenn Miller’s big band favorites. Weve got you covered this Summer at STORE Self Storage! STAY COOL t COVERED BREEZEWAY t RAIN OR SHINE Every Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Produce t Flowers t Plants t Breads t Seafood Bakery Items t Cheeses t Sauces t and Much More561.630.1146 t pbg.com11010 N. 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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 B9 CINCO DE MAYO BLOCK PARTY Friday, May 5 | From Open … Close Join Calaveras Cantina for their free annual block party to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Music, games and drink specials all night long! Connect with us: #HarboursideFL I 561.935.9533 WEEKLY HAPPENINGS AT HARBOURSIDE MUSIC ON THE WATERFRONT MEET THE AUTHORS @ TOO BIZAARE MOTHERS DAY FASHION SHOW Friday May 5 | 6pm…10pm Featuring Mark Telesca Join us at the waterfront amphitheater to enjoy live music. Thursday, May 4 | 3pm … 5pm Join local authors Donna Carbone, Patty Perrin and David Mallegol for a free afternoon of conversation as they explore the depths of their novels. Lite bites and drinks will be provided by Too Bizaare. MUSIC ON THE WATERFRONT Saturday May 6 | 6pm…10pm Featuring Nash Carey Band Join us at the waterfront amphitheater to enjoy live music. Saturday, May 6 | 11am … 1pm Join us on the rooftop to see the latest spring fashions available here at Harbourside Place. Cost: $10 at the door. Proceeds bene“t Our Sisters Place. GREEN & ARTISAN MARKET Saturday, May 6th | 11am … 1pm Join us on the beautiful private rooftop overlooking the intracoastal at Harbourside Place for a morning of beautiful Spring/Summer Fashion. Tickets $10, proceeds going to Our Sisters Place. Mothe' Da Fashion Show Johnbarry Greene will portray King Arthur, Laura Hodes is the Lady of the Lake, and Joshua McKinney takes on the role of Lancelot. The show will have a total cast of 20 directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran Kimberly Dawn Smith, with Silver Palm Award winner Paul Reekie serving as musical director. Stephen Sondheims CompanyŽ features an all-star cast of 14 South Florida theater favorites supported by Robert Johnson in the role of Bobby. Bruce Lin-ser, who directed Side By Side By Sond-heimŽ and The World Goes Round,Ž will direct Company,Ž with Paul Reekie again serving as musical director. This fall, the Tony Award-winning hit La Cage Aux FollesŽ will feature Michael Ursua as Albin, Larry Alexander as Georges and Elijah Word as Jakob. The 22-member cast will be directed and cho-reographed by Kimberly Dawn Smith, with musical direction by Paul Reekie. To reserve tickets for the three shows, which are $45 each, call 832-7469, go online at or get tickets in per-son at the Kravis Center box office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.Come to the market Every Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning May 12 through the summer, Pistache French Bistro, at 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, will transform into a French bazaar. Le March,Ž which is French for the market,Ž will feature 12 fair-style stations offering French favorites like made-to-order crepes, gourmet cheese, a char-cuterie, fresh-baked breads, an oyster raw bar, pommes frites, macarons and special weekly creations by Chef Isaac Cerny. For spirits, customers can choose from a wide selection of wine or splurge on a specialty cocktails. Tickets for the kickoff event on May 12 are $30, and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Jonathan Duerrs Man of the YearŽ Campaign. The classic Parisian eatery (with a Mediterranean twist) offers casual French fare, and an extra-large portion of ambience that includes the West Palm Beach Water-front and Centennial Park. Guests can dine al fresco on the covered patio or indoors at one of the plush and comfy, red leather banquettes. For more information, visit or call 833-5090 for reser-vations.The hills are alive The cast has been announced for the national touring production of The Sound of Music,Ž which comes to the Kravis Center May 9-14. With music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, based on the book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, the beloved story of the von Trapp Family Singers is as moving today as it was when Julie Andrews stole our hearts in 1965. Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack OBrien, the show will intro-duce Charlotte Maltby in Ms. Andrews role in her national tour debut. Mr. OBrien says he may have been prepared for her poise, her naturalness, her timing, and her elegance, but he was unprepared for her voice, which he called one of the richest and most powerful I believe I have ever heard in a theater before.Ž Nicholas Rodriguez does the heavy lifting as Captain Georg von Trapp, and Mr. OBrien says not only is Rodriguez a per-sonal friend, hes a theatrical gift.Ž In supporting roles, Melody Betts will play The Mother Abbess, with Merwin Foard as Max Detweiler, Teri Hansen as Elsa Schraeder, Austin Colby as Rolf and Paige Silvester as Liesl. The von Trapp chil-dren are played by Elliot Weaver (Fried-rich), Stephanie Di Fiore (Louisa), James Bernard (Kurt), Dakota Riley Quacken-bush (Brigitta), Taylor Coleman (Marta) and Anika Lore Hatch (Gretl). Show times are 8 p.m. May 9-13, and 2 p.m. May 10, 13 and 14. Special free Beyond the StageŽ performances featuring local school choruses and singing groups are planned. These mini-concerts take place in the Dreyfoos Hall Lobby before each performance. Groups performing include: € The Kravis Center Young Singers Afterschool Connection: 7:15 p.m. May 9. € The CCA Fine Arts Students: 1:15 p.m. May 10. € Plumosa School of the Arts K-2 Chorus: 7:15 p.m. May 10. € Egret Lake Elementary School Chorus: 7:15 p.m. May 11. € Loxahatchee Groves Elementary Chorus: 7:15 p.m. May 12. € Broadway Reach: 1:15 p.m. May 13. € Lake Worth High School Trojan Pride Chorus: 7:15 p.m. May 13. € CMT … Childrens Musical Theatre: 1:15 p.m. May 14. Tickets start at $29, by phone at 8327469; online at, or in per-son at the box office, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Q HAPPENINGSFrom page 1 JEREMY DANIEL / COURTESY PHOTO“The Sound of Music” comes to the Kravis Center May 9-14. PUZZLE ANSWERS


B10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY at Downtown at the Gardens SAT U May 6 t Centr(Movie st a FREE!0000 Can you guess what the movie might be? Hint: It is an animated Disney movie about a forgetful, blue fish on a search to find her long-lost parents.Grab your friends and your favorite blanket or chair and join us for pre-movie games, prizes and fun for the whole family! Sponsored by: 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 Ali’s Alliance Top Hats and Tea C 1 2 6 7 8 1 1 6 Emily Patterson


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B11 Ring in the weekend Friday nights at Concerts in the Court. A different band each week from pop to rock, country to jazz„loud, live and FREE 6 9PM CENTRE COURT 5/5 Groove Merchant Jazz / Pop 5/12 On the Roxx Pop / Rock 5/19 Twisted Tapestry Indie Rock U RDAY t h €7PM e Court a rts at dusk) n the newspaper. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. E-mail them to socie ty@” V. HAINES/FLORIDA WEEKLY I ETY C ups, PGA National Resort & Spa 1. Shenetria Moore, Deborah Totten, Beth Harple and David Cowan 2. Paul Croke, Cathi Dorn, Carol Lewanda and Jennifer Howell 3. Scott Fetterman, Mary Ellen Fetterman, Mary Ann McKee and Maggie Albee 4. Judye Berstein, Gloria Bultan and Julie Peyne 5. Shakeera Thomas and Erna Leslie 6. Jan West and Cinda Glor 7. Rolando Chang Barrero, Ilene Adams and Suzanne Redmond 8. Gloria Blata and Gloria Roggio 9. Jo Griffin and Debbie Dykinga 10. Arlene Adams, Scella Frances, Lori Beale and Lynette Marker 11. Cecilia Bova and John Bova 3 4 5 9 10 11


Lighthouse to undergo restorationThe light at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse will be turned off in May as it undergoes necessary restoration per-mitted by the U.S. Coast Guard. Plates on the 1860 lighthouses cast iron roof are rusted, and repair is required to preserve the integrity of the structure and to keep its First Order Fresnel Lens waterproof. Other May preservation work includes repairs to the cupola and watch room door, and the installation of a safety handrail at the top of the spiral staircase for easier entry into the watch room. Experienced lighthouse preservationists will assist in the restoration, including historic architect Ken Smith (Ken Smith Architects, Jacksonville), lens conservationist Joe Cocking (Light-house Lamp Shop), metalsmith expert Alex Klahm (Architectural Metal and Design) and Anthony Houllis (Razor-back LLC, Tarpon Springs.) Although the lighthouse tower will be closed for climbing during the month of May, the Lighthouse Keepers Workshop will be open to visitors to experience the new exhibit, Keeping the Light at Jupiter Inlet: Adventures in the Lives of Lighthouse Keepers.Ž Admission prices will be reduced during the May restora-tion. The lighthouse reserves the right to additional days in June if weather delays work in May. To learn more or to contribute to the lighthouse restoration, visit or call Develop-ment Director Belle Forino at 747-8380, Ext. 107. Q B12 WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY Tickets online at SUNFEST.COM or call 1-800-SUNFEST (786-3378)RESERVE YOUR PLACE IN THE STAND!GET CLOSER TO YOUR FAVORITE ACTS IN THE RESERVED VIEWING AREA IN FRONT OF THE STAGE. PRICES START AT $15. Reserved Parking options start at $12. GET THE DETAILS AT SUNFEST.COM/EASYPARKINGNEW! ART DISTRICT SPONSORED BY FLORIDA LOTTERY OPEN FRIDAY, MAY 5 -SUNDAY MAY 7 ENJOY AN INTERACTIVE ART EXPERIENCE. JOIN IN THE ART, WATCH DEMONSTRATIONS AND SHOP. BLINK-182 € WEEZER €MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS € WIDESPREAD PANIC MARSHMELLO €SNOOP DOGG € DIRTY HEADS €ZIGGY MARLEY € TORI KELLY FLO RIDA€ STEVE WINWOOD €BEN HARPER€ BREAKING BENJAMIN €3 DOORS DOWN X AMBASSADORS €FETTY WAP € RACHEL PLATTEN €JON BELLION € TINASHE €KALEO ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES € THE STRUMBELLAS €THE NAKED AND FAMOUS € LOVERBOY STICK FIGURE € CHRISTOPHER CROSS €MARC E. BASSY € WAVVES €NIGHT RANGER € FILTER AMBROSIA €TAYLOR BENNETT € LILLIE MAE €THOMAS WYNN & THE BELIEVERS LEILANI WOLFGRAMM € MAGIC CITY HIPPIES €TAYLA PARX € OCEAN PARK STANDOFF REBEL AND A BASKETCASE €EMILY KOPP € ALEX DI LEO €CHEMRADERY € JOE GALAXY LUXURY OF COMPANY € MADAME MAYHEM €MERESHA€ NOSLEEPKB €ROANOKE RYAN MCKENZIE €SUNGHOSTS€ YVAD €ROCKET TO ANYWHERE #JMMZ+PFM &BHMFT &MUPO+PIO .BEPOOB UIFQBMNDPN %PXOMPBEUIF UIFQBMNBQQ561-627-9966 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. Gardens GreenMarket reopens May 14The Palm Beach Gardens GreenMarket will have new hours, effective May 14, as it moves to its undercover sum-mer location at STORE Self Storage and Wine Storage, 11010 N. Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens. The GreenMarket hours will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun-days through Sept. 24. The Stop market offers fresh produce, pastries, coffee, seafood, flowers, cheeses, spices and handmade crafts and a number of outdoor vendors will offer prepared food items. The GreenMarkets official opening day is May 14, Mothers Day, and the first 300 women visitors will receive a free carnation provided by Flower Kingdom. The GreenMarket is open rain or shine. Pets are not allowed. For more information, call 630-1100 or visit Q


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B13 $10OFFWITH PURCHASE OF $50 OR MOREWITH THIS COUPON. DINE IN ONLY. LIMIT ONE COUPON PER TABLE. NOT VALID WITH OTHER OFFERS OR PRIOR PURCHASE. OFFER EXPIRES05-31-2017 HAPPY HOUR DAILY 4PM-7PM *INCLUDES DRAFT BEER, HOUSE WINE & WELL LIQUOR1201 US HIGHWAY 1, SUITE 38 NORTH PALM BEACHCRYSTAL TREE PLAZA (NEXT TO TRUE TREASURES)WWW.PALMBEACHPIZZA.NET|561-408-3295 | OPEN EVERY DAY! Live Music Monday & Tuesday Early Bird Special Mon-Thu 4pm-6pmSun-Thu 4pm-9:30pm | Fri-Sat 4pm-10pm 2000 PGA Blvd., Suite A3140, Palm Beach GardensSW corner of PGA Blvd & US Hwy 1 { City Centre Plaza rr{ Mon-Fri: 7 ƒ -2:45 { Sat-Sun: 7 ƒ -1:45 SERVING BREAKFAST & LUNCH tEKt,s''s>E[^^d CAGE FREE LARGE EGGSE},}Œu}v}ŒvŸ]}Ÿ{9sPšŒ]v& PUZZLES FOWL TASTING HOROSCOPESTAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its time for the bold and beautiful Bovine to shake off the dust of the past and shape up with new ideas for the future. This could surprise some folks, but theyll soon adjust. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Those nagging new doubts about an upcoming decision should alert you to step back (at least temporarily) so you can reas-sess its potential impact from a new perspective. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) That unpleasant situation you hoped would go away by itself needs immediate atten-tion before it affects an upcoming deci-sion. Expect your supporters to rally around your cause. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Youre moving up and away from that recent setback. But remain cautious about finances. An exercise in thrift today helps cushion a possible end-of-the-month money squeeze. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Youre still dealing with overtones of pessimism that cause you to doubt your ability to make some needed changes. But the negative pressures will ease up by weeks end. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) There could be some fallout from the way you handled a recent family problem. But those who know that you were in the right wont hesitate to step in on your behalf. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Financial strains ease by weeks end. Meanwhile, focus on cultivating that new relationship if you hope to have it blossom into something more meaningful. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Health matters once again dominate the week. Be careful not to ignore recurrences of an old problem. An almost-forgotten commitment resur-faces. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The emergence of an unusual selfish streak could dismay those close to you. Defy it „ dont justify it „ so you can become your gracious self again. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Reassess your decision to stay with the status quo. It might seem like the sensible thing to do right now, but changes around you could make that choice a risky one. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Move decisively but cautiously when dealing with a delicate personal matter. The fewer mistakes you make now, the less likely it is that the problem will recur later on. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You Ewes and Rams will find your ideas cheered by a mostly receptive flock. Those few dissenters could well be turned around by your charm and pow-ers of persuasion. BORN THIS WEEK: You can find beauty where many cannot. And you enjoy sharing your discovery with oth-ers. Q SEE ANSWERS, B9 SEE ANSWERS, B9 W W + 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: By Linda Thistle SUDOKU


B14 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY jan BrickTop’s opens at former River House FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINEBrickTops has been open almost a month in the former River House location on the Intracoastal in Palm Beach Gardens. The bright, airy dining room with full-length windows surrounding it brings a water view to all the tables. A new tiki bar was installed outside along the water, where boaters can dock and dine. The menu follows the one in Palm Beach, a sibling on South County Road. It should attract an older upscale crowd that appreciates the classics such as lobster bisque and Dover sole meuni-ere, along with the requisite New York strip steak and prime rib. There are other seafood, meat and poultry entrees, as well as salads and sandwiches. A small sushi menu changes daily.The wine list is heavily domestic, and more than half the bottles are also offered by the glass. A few local brews are included on the beer menu, and specialty cocktails are included at the full bar. The restaurant, a chain originating in Nashville, Tenn., is open daily for lunch and dinner. BrickTops, 2373 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Phone: 530-4313; of the Nation a successCongratulations to the Palm Beach Taste of the Nation organizers, who have raised more than $100,000 for the No Kid Hungry campaign (see photos from the event below). Along with ticket sales to the event held at the Kravis Center in April, culinary prizes, a silent auction, and a raffle for an instant wine cellarŽ of 100 bot-tles helped push the event over the fund-raising goal. Chefs Lindsay Autry Zach Bell Clay Conley and Tim Lipman along with event chair Denise Mariani and Virginia Philip master sommelier, organized the event, earning enough money for Taste of the Nation to feed more than 1 million healthy meals for area children. Charities benefiting include Florida Impact FLIPANY and Feeding South Florida Share Our Strength is the national parent organization behind numerous Taste of the Nation food events across the country. The South Florida Taste of the Nation with Miami-Dade and Broward county chefs participating, is May 12 at Soho Studios in Miami. For tickets and information, go to brief Julien Gremaud chef-owner of West Palm Beachs Avocado Grill will open a sister restaurant in Downtown at the Gardens this fall. ƒ The Big Time Restaurant Group behind Roccos Tacos and City Cellar has added Louis Bossi Ristorante and Pizzeria to its stable. The Italian restaurant with in-house made pastas, salume and steak-aging cabinets, opened with big par-ties this past week in Boca Raton in the Hyatt on Palmetto Park Road. It follows the Fort Lauderdale initial restaurant; others are planned including the next one in Delray Beach. ƒ Bagel Boyz has closed at Legacy Place in Palm Beach Gardens. Q SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLYBrickTop’s added a tiki bar to its new location, at the former River House in Palm Beach Gar-dens. Customers can dock and dine at the restaurant, on the north side of PGA Boulevard.GREMAUD LIBBYVISION 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 Taste of the Nation raises $100,000, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach1. Alyson Seligman and Adam Seligman2. Amen LaRosa and Derek LaRosa3. Andrew Teo, Tatiana Teo, Mathias Kiwanuka, Tessa Kiwanuka, Christine Joseph and Rene Joseph 4. Andy Villabona and Shassidy Garcia5. Chef Charlie Soo participates in a fundraising game. 6. Eric Grutka and Julia Durskey7. Gabriela Carnes, Chef Clayton Carnes and Alex Bustamante 8. Peter Stampone, John Demartini and Eric Baker 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 COURTESY PHOTOLouie Bossi’s, part of Big Time Restaurant Group, has opened at the Hyatt in Boca Raton.MARIANI


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15The Dish: Paris in Town salad The Place: Paris in Town Le Bistro, Downtown at the Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Suite 4101, Palm Beach Gardens; 622-1616 or The Price: $14.50 The Details: If you enjoy reading Frank Cerabinos column in The Palm Beach Post, you also will enjoy his accordion playing and his crooning „ he has the Friday night gig each week at Paris in Town. As usual, Frank was charming, and I was delighted to see the food matched the entertainment. Because I sat outside, where it was warm, I opted for the Paris in Town salad, a hearty scoop of creamy chick-en salad, with blue cheese and roasted red peppers set atop a bed of fresh mesclun. One of my friends feasted on the lamb shank, which was braised in white wine and tomatoes concasses (essentially, chopped tomatoes), and another tried the mushroom ravioli, served in a port-wine reduction sauce with mushrooms. Both dishes were hearty and tasty. Q „ Sc ott Simmons I ts been around for seven years, but if you dont live in, or frequently visit, Wel-lington you may not have heard of the Taylor Made Caf, a restaurant specializ-ing in nutritious food made from owner Taylor Hughes own recipes. The restaurant has a variety of homemade wraps, salads, baked goodies, pro-tein bars, protein shakes and soups. Chef Hughes didnt arrive on the restaurant scene by any traditional route. She rode in on a horse. Chef Hughes, a competitive equestrian, grew up on Long Island in New York. At age 18, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She started educating herself on nutrition and what makes the body function optimally. Chef Hughes knew she was going to make a lifestyle change and basically eat for her disease. After much research, studying ingredients and kitchen experiments, she came up with many recipes that let flavor shine through without tainting the food with additives. I didnt want to deprive myself of those nostalgic foods that I had grown to love without knowing what damage they were capable of doing to my body,Ž Chef Hughes said. So, she mastered the art of substitution. Id substitute certain ingredients to still achieve the feeling I wanted from food.Ž For example, she uses apple sauce instead of b utter in b aking and yogurt instead of mayonnaise. Ive always been playful,Ž she said, and creative.Ž A graduate of George Mason University with a degree in the-ater, Chef Hughes said cooking is just another way of being creative. She came to Wellington when competing on a traveling circuit, and would stir up her healthy meals in hotel rooms. Id stock my mini-fridge with fresh veggies and make a beautiful salad to bring with me to the horse shows each day,Ž Chef Hughes said.. Other competitors noticed what she was eating and asked her to make them meals like hers because there werent any healthy alternatives available. Equestrians are athletes,Ž Chef Hughes said. They dont want to eat a meal that holds them back or makes them feel sluggish.Ž But it wasnt just the horse crowd in need of healthy food. Many people dont have time to prepare or put as much thought into new tasty ways to craft healthy food like I make,Ž she said. People need quick, delicious and nutri-tious food.Ž After a delivery service she launched took off, she opened her restaurant, Tay-lor Made Caf in Wellington, in 2010. People are looking for fresh, clean eating thats not going to break the bank,Ž she said. They dont want to be scared of what they put into their bodies.Ž Clean eating has worked wonders for her, she said. Chef Hughes doesnt ride horses anymore, but enjoys running, bik-ing, swimming, competing in triathlons, hiking and doing yoga. She feels good. In fact, she and her husband, Lee, are expecting their first child in August. Taylor HughesAge: 34 Original hometown: Old Westbury, N.Y. Restaurant: Taylor Made Caf, 12160 Southshore Blvd., #105, Wellington, 729-0441, Open Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and closed Sunday. Mission: To make healthy, delicious, unique cuisine thats fresh, pure and easy to get. Cuisine: Homemade and unique health food made by constantly creat-ing new recipes and manipulating fresh ingredients without tainting them. The magic of combinations is key. Training: Self-taught Whats your footwear of choice in the kitchen? Open-toed fashionable sandals that are comfortable. I wear whatever I likeƒ shorts one day, a dress the next. I like fashion. Its another way to be creative. What advice would you give someone who wants to be a restaurateur or chef? Surround yourself with people you like to work with. If you do, youll be happy going to work every day. Q In the kitchen with...TAYLOR HUGHES, Taylor Made Caf in Wellington BY MARY THURWACHTERmthurwachter@floridaweekly.comTHE DISH: Highlights from local menus SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOTaylor Hughes opened her restaurant seven years ago in Wellington. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Places at Downtown at the GardensA trio worth noting3SCOTT’STHREE FOR 2 GRIMALDI’S11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., No. 3101, Palm Beach Gardens; 625-4665 or Theres a reason why this restaurant is located strategi-cally near the escalators that take visitors to and from the cinema. A pizza from Grimaldis coal oven is the perfect meal over which to discuss the movie you just saw or are about to see. Its as good a rea-son as any to order pizza, any way you slice it. So there. 1TEXAS DE BRAZIL11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., No. 2104, Palm Beach Gardens; 293-7478 or This Brazilian steakhouse is big on the beef. And lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage. You will not leave hungry, especially after you visit the salad bar, and dine on all the sides from its prix-fixe menu. 3 YARD HOUSE11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., No. 4106, Palm Beach Gardens; 691-6901 or We love that we can come in late „ the kitchen is open past midnight most nights „ and enjoy a hearty repast after an evening out at a concert or a movie. The menu is huge „ burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, pasta, salads „ you name it. Our go-to: The Roasted Turkey Club, with Swiss cheese, crushed avo-cado, bacon, tomato, lettuce and mayo. We can all but promise that you wont be able to eat it all. „ Scott Simmons COURTESY PHOTOTexas de Brazil is a Brazilian steakhouse at Downtown at the Gardens.FLORIDA WEEKLY FILE PHOTOGrimaldi’s sells pizzas from its coal oven at Downtown at the Gardens.


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PAGE 41 FLORIDA WEEKLY2 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2016 Best Entertainment at an A ordable Price Save the Dates: 2017-18 Season All performances at 7:30 p.m.Single Tickets: $20 Season Tickets: $85 per person Fall ConcertEissey Campus eatre: Saturday, October 21, 2017 Duncan eatre: Saturday, October 28, 2017 Holiday ConcertDuncan eatre: Saturday, December 2, 2017 Eissey Campus eatre: Friday, December 8, 2017 Big Band /Pops ConcertEissey Campus eatre: Saturday, February 3, 2018 Duncan eatre: Saturday, February 10, 2018 Scholarship Concert36th Annual Rudolph von Unruh Scholarship Concert | Duncan eatre: Saturday, April 7, 2018 Eissey Campus eatre: Saturday, April 14, 2018 Americana ConcertEissey Campus eatre: Friday, May 18, 2018 Duncan eatre: Monday, May 21, 2018 Dont Forget...American Tapestry with David CrohanDuncan eatre … Lake Worth, Monday, May 15, 2017Eissey Campus eatre … PB Gardens, Friday, May 19, 2017Both performances at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $18561-832-3115 | Section EditorScott SimmonsPresentation Editor Eric Raddatz Copy Editor Jan Norris Publisher Barbara Shafer Account Executives Alyssa Liples Graphic Designers Chris Andruskiewicz Hannah Arnone Alisa Bowman Amy Grau Paul Heinrich Linda Iskra Kathy Pierotti Meg Roloff Scott SleeperFlorida Weekly11380 Prosperity Farms Road Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 Ph: 561.904.6470 Fx: 561.904.6456 Subscriptions:Call 239.333.2135 or visit One year mailed subscriptions are available for $29.95. Welcome to Florida Weeklys Best special section The is Florida Weeklys take on some of the best, of course, but also some of the wackiest, most won-drous, obscure, ridiculous and even scandalous people and things that make South Florida such a great place to live. Many best ofŽ publications are filled solely with content thats bought and paid for; thats not our style at Florida Weekly. Yes, our advertisers „ the folks who make this piece of Floridian pulp and history you hold in your hands possible „ receive shout-outs from us in these pages. Its only fair. But the bulk of our Best section has nothing to do with invoices or ballot-box stuffing. The nonscientific, noncrowdsourced process by which we choose our Best winners begins with a brainstorming meeting of our writers and editors. A couple of months later, after scouring the nooks and crannies of the region and our Florida Weekly archives, this section emerges: page after page of things we praise and applaud, pontificate on and poke fun at. Herewith, our Best. We had fun doing it, and we hope you have fun reading it. Heres to the Best of South Florida 2017. ONLYINPARADISEPAGEThe people and institu-tions make the place, and Palm Beach County has its share of characters, achievers, do-gooders, movers and shakers „ and scores of institutions and nonprofits „ to keep our staff supplied with stories all year round.CALLUSCRAZYPAGESometimes its called Flori-Duh, and often the news stories across the country begin, A Florida Man (or woman).Ž Theres no denying it. We have wild politics and colorful folks who do interesting, notable, corrupt, or even illegal things.LETUSENTERTAINYOUPAGEWhen it comes to leisure time, we cannot live on beaches and sunsets alone. We need live theater and music, shop-ping and movies, resorts, museums and galleries, places to take the kids and grandkids and other places to send our house-guests to explore on their own when everyone needs a little space. Lucky for us, South Florida has the BEST of them all. BONAPPTITPAGELearning about food, dining out, cooking, taking photos of the food we eat „ its the great American pastime. Every kind of cuisine, offering the BEST, freshest ingredients and a wide variety of ambience, can be found here.GETTINGAROUNDPAGEnWhat moves you? Oh the places we can go, and the choices to get there „ boats, ferries, cars, trucks, trolleysƒ When the mood strikes, take your pick and roll out! We have them all.HOMESWEETHOMEPAGEWhether you already live in South Florida or look forward to settling here someday, there are lots of people at the ready to make sure its always the BEST home, sweet home „from those who can help you find financing, to building, furnish-ing or decorat-ing your abode, to someone to watch over it when you have to tear yourself away for what-ever reason.FEELINGGOODLOOKINGGOODPAGErLets face it, Floridians feel better and look bet-ter than folks in most oth-er parts of the country. After all, it was here Juan Ponce de Leon came in search of the fountain of youth. Whether you need treatment for an illness, or seek to brighten your physical appearance, the BEST providers are here.ATYOURSERVICEPAGEFor those with the time, skills and the tools, do-it-yourself projects have their place. But when it comes to the serious business of life, we always go the BEST professional route. Take that path when you need help with finances, legal matters, insurance or planning that well-deserved vacation, among other things.Best contributing writers: Ron Hayes, Myles Korn-blatt, Leslie Lilly Jan Norris, Scott Sim-mons and Amy Woods. Best cover design: Eric Raddatz INSIDE Best2017 B e s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s t t t t t t t t t t t st s Cheers to these people places and things that make Southwest Florida so special. CHARLOTTE COUNTY EDITION

PAGE 43 FLORIDA WEEKLY4 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 Only in paradise The people make the place and Southeast Florida has its share of characters, achievers, do-gooders, movers and shakers to keep our staff supplied with stories all year round. This is our list of notables who exemplify the best of what our area has to offer. BESTVOLUNTEERORGANIZATIONThe Big Heart BrigadeAlong about Thanksgiving, an army of more than 2,500 volunteers descends on the Palm Beach Gar-dens fire station to organize the biggest charity din-ner in the county. Feeding more than 75,000 people, groups of firefighters, police officers, business people, and just plain folk gather to distribute turkeys with trimmings around the community. Since its found-ing in 1992, its estimated theyve provided a holiday meal to more than 1.5 million people. They work year-round volunteering for others, as with Wounded Warriors, and Haitian earthquake victims, as well. More info: 561 -320-2597 or unofficial goings-on of downtown and surrounds, West Palm Beach, and see some of the more unusual people and things that go down there. Its where the fund worker hangs out, and participates in promoting the city hes come to call home … a long way from his native Finland.BESTCONGRESSIONALREPRESENTATIVETOBEHAVEHONORABLYBrian MastWhen Congress recently recessed and lawmakers returned to their districts to face their constituents, it wasnt pretty. Hun-dreds, and sometime thousands of angry voters confronted their elected representa-tives. Shouts of Dont take my healthcare away!Ž and Do your job!Ž rattled some con-gressional representa-tives so badly they refused to do a town hall or otherwise show up. Among those who did take the heat was U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, who kept his cool, responded without anger and endured the crowds frustration, fury and hostile inquiries on a range of hot topics. BESTBOOKTOPROVEWEHAVECHARACTERLegendary Locals of West Palm BeachŽJanet M. DeVries and Ginger L. Pedersen offer up a time capsule, capturing the stories of people who made history of one sort or another in the city that was born to serve the rich and famous. Pioneers and celebri-ties, the great givers and big thieves are profiled here, along with noted politicians, educators, athletes, and entrepreneurs who influenced the building of the city and surrounding county. Available on Amazon and at area bookstores.BESTUNOFFICIALMAYORAaron Wormus, West Palm BeachYou can find him walking along the streets of downtown, daily, getting to work, but its easier to read him at @aGuyonClematis on Twitter, or check out his Facebook page under his name. Its where you can learn about all the Ask about golf, retail, or dining gift cards! Call 866.538.6408 or Explore more at PURCHASE GIFT CARDS IN ANY DENOMINATION OF $50 INCREMENTS MINIMUM. STAY VOUCHERS TO BE USED FOR FUTURE STAYS ONLY MAY 2017 THRO UGH SEPTEMBER 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS. BLACKOUT DATES APPLY. SUITES BASED ON AVAILABILITY. COMBINING PROMOTIONS IS PROHIBITED. COND NASTS TOP 25 SPAS IN THE USA ALL SPA SERVICES INCLUDE ACCESS TO OUR EXCLUSIVE WATERS OF THE WORLD SPA POOLS’. Spoil Mom with a stay at PGA National Resort with the purchase of a Spa & Salon GIFT CARD ... PURCHASE A $ 350 SPA GIFT CARD BONUS A One-Night Stay at PGA National Resort & Spa PURCHASE A $ 450 SPA GIFT CARD BONUS A Two-Night Stay at PGA National Resort & Spa PURCHASE A $ 600 SPA GIFT CARD BONUS A Two-Night Stay in a suite at PGA National Resort & Spa gi card


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Palm Beach Treasures e Best of the Over 20,000 Sq.Ft Fine Furnishing | Art & Antiques | Estate Jewelr y 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

PAGE 47 FLORIDA WEEKLY8 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 plastic „ some of it from beer-drinking boaters. Edible beer rings wont solve the problem, but it will help. And well drink to that! Saltwater Brewery, 1701 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. www.saltwaterb WilliamsGame. Set. Match. She has dominated womens tennis for 20 years and shows no signs of letting up. Ms. Williams dreamt of being the best player in the world since she was a little girl and made BESTSHOWSTEALINGGOLFERRickie FowlerWe loved seeing Team USA prevail in the Ryder Cup, but the team photo, in which golfers brought in their significant others for celebratory smooch, left us with a renewed affection for Honda Classic win-ner Rickie Fowler. Finding himself single in the pic-ture, the 27-year-old Jupiter golfer could only offer a simple shrug, leaving female fans everywhere ready to blow him a kiss.BESTLOCALINNOVATIONSaltwater Brewerys dissolving six-pack ringsFirst they made the beer, then they made the edible six-pack rings from the spent wheat and bar-ley remaining after they made the beer. And then Saltwater Brewery of Delray Beach started winning international prizes for creative innovation and com-passionate business practices. No, the beer drinker doesnt eat the six-pack rings. Ocean marine life does. Last year, the World Economic Forum estimated the oceans are now home to 165 million tons of discarded her dream come true with countless hours on the court, killer confidence and top skills, including her epic serve.BESTCOMPANYTOWORKFORFlorida Power & LightAs a 10-year employee says, our corporate culture, which is epitomized in our values, makes this the best place to work. We are committed to excellence. We treat people with respect. And we do the right thing!Ž Then again, a well-run cafeteria and an on-campus gym dont hurt the cause either. DESIGN FURNISHINGS ACCENTS E ST 1986 N UNN N E ST 19 86 NORTH PALM BEACH JUPITER WEST PALM BEACH DELRAY BEACH 1400 Old Dixie Hwy. 225 E. Indiantown Rd. 1810 S. Dixie Hwy. 117 NE 5th Ave. 561.845.3250 561.748.5 440 561.249.6000 561.278.08 86


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 THE BEST 9 Call Us Crazy Sometimes its called Flori-Duh, and often the news stories across the country begin, A Florida Man,Ž ƒ and theres no denying it. We have wild politics sometimes, and color-ful folks who do interesting, notable, corrupt or even illegal things. BESTVACATIONTIMINGVolkswagen execs trip to South FloridaOliver Schmidt is a German executive, but he knows the USA quite well. He was in charge of Volkswagen of Americas engi-neering and compliance during the time when the companys diesel cars were cheat-ing their EPA pollution tests. Mr. Schmidt happened to be in South Florida this Janu-ary on a family vacation and our govern-ment gave him a surprise extended stay. He was arrested, charged with 11 felonies, and remains in jail without bond. The trial is set for the beginning of 2018.BESTUSEOFANOLDSCHOOLBUSThe wall of buses at PBIAWe already know its nearly impossible to drive around a big yellow school bus. But now the Secret Service is betting you cant drive through one either. They line up out-of-service bus-ses along the fence line when President Trump parks Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport. And while the wall of school haulers is a bit of old-school security, we imagine there are a few extra defenses in place besides the big yellow blockade. BESTPLACETOBESEENThe Society Pages in Florida Weekly, of course! If youre a V.I.P. in Palm Beach County society, our photo coverage of local charity galas and area festivals have no doubt featured you. And if youre only a face in the crowd, we treat you like a V.I.P.WORSTPLACETOBESEENThe Palm Beach County Sheriff s Office Booking Blotter.Its the guiltiest pleasure in town „ as long youre not in it. Every day, we law-abid-ing citizens just cant resist visiting the sher-iffs department website to click through the mug shots of everyone invited to the county jail in the past 24 hours, just to make sure no one we know is there. But remember, an arrest is not a conviction, and everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Especially if you find a friend. Trump protest marchAny Trump protest march will do. He is the man people love to hate these days. Protesters are typically equipped with straw hats and sunscreen, lest they turn the same much-lampooned hue of the famed Orange Prez. PALM BEACH INDIVISIBLES DR. MICHAEL PAPA Chiropractor Clinic Director GET BACK IN THE GAME t #6-(*/()&3/*"5&%%*4$4 t %&(&/&3"5*7&%*4$%*4&"4& t '"$&54:/%30.& t '"*-&%#"$,463(&3:WITHOUT THE USE OF DRUGS, INJECTIONS OR SURGERY 4 DI PPM1 I ZTJ DB M r $BNQ 1I Z T JD BM r 4 QPS U T1 I ZTJ DB M $20 GIFT CERTIFICATE This 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 05/25/2017. $ 150 VALUE $0.1-*.&/5"3:$)*3013"$5*$&9".*/"5*0/$0/46-5"5*0/ JUPITER2632 Indiantown Road Jupiter, FL 33458 561.744.7373 PAPA CHIROPRACTIC & PHYSICAL THERAPY PALM BEACH GARDENS 9089 N. Military Trail, Suite 37 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561.630.9598 XXX1BQB$IJSPDPNt Over 25 Years in Jupiter & Palm Beach Gardens! WE ACCEPT MOST INSURANCE PLANS PORT ST. LUCIE 9109 South US Hwy One Port St. Lucie, FL 34952772.337.1300'VMM$IJSPQSBDUJDBOE 1IZTJDBM5IFSBQZ'BDJMJUZ Treat Neck Pain, Back Pain and Sciatica caused by 5 5 6 6


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 THE BEST 11 Bill Jackson, a retired school-teacher. At work in restaurants and clubs throughout the county, shes Jacqie, hostess of Jacq-ieoke,Ž a tune-belting goodtime gal who knows how to make shy men and women stand up and sing along. Catch her at Bennys on the Beach every Wednesday, noon to 9 p.m., and Fridays noon to 9 p.m. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For other dates, 314-520-6021.BESTCELEBRITYAUTHORScott EymanEver since 1990, when he published Mary Pickford: Americas Sweetheart,Ž Scott Eyman has been West Palm Beachs own Hollywood historian. A former books editor of The Palm Beach Post, Mr. Eyman has published 14 more titles since then, including John Wayne: The Life & Legend,Ž a New York Times bestseller, and three memoirs co-written with actor Robert Wagner. Not a big John Wayne fan? Trust us, like all great biog-raphers, Mr. Eyman can fascinate you with the lives of Hollywood legends you didnt know you cared about. Louis B. Mayer, Cecil B. DeMille, John Ford? If Mr. Eyman writes it, you can trust it. Band of the Palm BeachesFor 56 years, the Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches has been performing concerts and giving back to the youth of our communities. Concerts include a wide repertoire of music from classical and jazz to marches and Broadway hits. Concerts are held at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gar-dens and the Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth. The proceeds of the concert series are used for scholar-ships for talented students, grants to local public school music programs, and musical instruments for needy students at Title I schools in the Palm Beach County School District. Enjoy the music and help build the cultural future for the children of Palm Beach County at the same time. 561-832-3115 or place Jacqie Jackson appears.Basically, Im Ward Cleaver in a dress,Ž she says. Im a heterosexual male cross dresser.Ž At home, hes BESTLOCALFILMThe Palm Beach StoryŽNone of it was filmed in Palm Beach, of course, but Preston Sturges 1942 sc rewball comedy has everything youd expect from Palm Beach: Multiple marriages, multiple divorces, misiden-tified identical twins, lost luggage, a preposterous investment scheme and, of course, John D. Hackensack-er III, the richest man in the world. No wonder it scored 100 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes rating.BESTPLACETOTAKEOUTOFTOWNVISITORSLoggerhead Marinelife Center Little kids, big kids, grandmas and granddads from all over the world come to the to see how injured sea turtles are being treated. Crowds turn out to see the healed turtles be released. Besides all of that, the Juno Beach center, founded in 1983, inspires students to study the ocean envi-ronment. 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Juno Beach. 561-627-8280 or

PAGE 51 FLORIDA WEEKLY12 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 OPEN 7 DAYS LUNCH & DINNER 11:30 AM 10:00 PM SUNDAY BRUNCH 11:30 AM TO 3:00 PM HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY FROM 4 TO 7 VISIT US AT TABOORESTAURANT.COM 561.835.3500 6 6 221 Worth Ave. Palm Beach, FL CASUAL DINING ON WORTH AVENUE BESTEXCUSETOSTANDINLINEThose free samples at Costco.Heaven help any inattentive shopper who gets between that retiree on a scooter and the fresh batch of blue crab dip on a cracker! And good luck easing your cart through the gaggle of hungry schnorrers grabbing at the potstickers, the spring rolls and the smoked turkey on a toothpick, too. Circle the store four times and with enough patience, youve had a free meal.BESTEYEGLASSESSherry Frankels MelangerieSherry Frankels Melangerie in the Via Amore on Worth Avenue is an emporium filled with fun gifts for people with pets, ladies who lunch, host-esses and others. Mrs. Frankel has an eye for the quirky and she frames those peepers with glasses that let customers know shes happy, shes fun and she wants them to be, too. We see, and we are when were in her shop. 256 Worth Ave., Palm Beach. 561-655-1996.CHEAPESTPLACETOBEASPENDTHRIFTJupiter Medical Center Thrift ShopIf you are in the market for a business outfit, or a designer gown, or sport togs for your outdoor pur-suits, there are few places you can have a better time BESTPLACEFORAKISSOn the lips. BESTPLACEFORAFIRSTKISSThe Jupiter I nlet LighthouseThe Jupiter Lighthouse sizzles with romance and has ever since Harry DuBois proposed to Susan Sanders at the top of the stairs in the late 1890s. The iconic bea-con of light still attracts lovers who come for a first kiss, a pro-posal or just to share a magnifi-cent view with someone special.BESTPLACEFORSTAYCATIONPGA National Resort & Spa Palm Beachs best kept secret summer getaway... whether it is a family reunion or weekend with the kids, a romantic spa retreat at the newly reimagined Spa at PGA, a girls weekend or a guys golf getaway, the newly redesigned PGA National truly has an offer tailored for you. Try one of the specialty spa or PGA suites, complete with either a massage table or pool table in room. Plus, kids 12 and under, stay, play and eat breakfast for free, when staying with an adult who is paying the resort fee. Unlimited golf packages start at only $94.50 per person, double occupancy, per room per night. And Florida residents rates start as low as $119 per room per night. All rates plus tax and resort fee. Call 877-631-4693 or visit with a few bucks than the Jupiter Medical Center Thrift Shop. There is something there for everyone, including sports equipment, jewelry, furniture, knick-knacks, cut glass, toys, and books. Best of all, the re-cycling of perfectly good stuff has multiple beneficiaries. The proceeds from the sales support a good cause, and you can indulge your spendthrift ways without any guilt whatsoever. Whats not to like about that? 205 Center St., Jupiter. 561-746-1601.BESTPLACETOHOOKABIGONEJuno Beach PierThey say a bad day of fishing beats any good day at work. We concur. Even a bad day on this wide concrete pier, 990 feet out, and deep enough to reel in some big ones, still makes for a great morning or late afternoon. Not a fisherperson? They offer yoga, music, and kids programs on the pier, as well. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center manages the pier. 855-6185 or Caf at the Highland Beach Library. All voices are welcome, but political discussions are discouraged. (Too hot to handle?) The group votes on topics, such as prejudice, for which everyone has an opinion.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 THE BEST 13 Music all day long, food, timed tappings of specialty release craft beer all day, art, the unveiling of its Phase 2 mural, vendors and many more surprises! Mark your calendar for May 13 and spread the word on The 3-year Anniversary Block Party. www.b by the Sea in Delray Beach Forget the big hotels and book a room at Wright by the Sea in Delray Beach for a real sense of Old Florida style. Guests will find a private beach, cool pool, an observation deck where they can sip a cup of coffee and watch the sunrise, and plenty of coconut palm trees providing shady spots for reading or stretching out in a hammock. 1901 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. 561-278-3355 or Jupiter Beach Resort & Spas hammock garden BESTWAYTOSEEABEACHSUNRISEFROMYOURBEDEarl Stewarts Sunrise ClubŽJoin the Sunrise ClubŽ by going to Facebook, and calling up Earl Stewarts page. The car dealer of Lake Park treks to the beach outside his house in Jupiter Inlet Colony, and does a live feed with commentary, every day, as the sun creeps over the horizon. Clear, cloudy, windy, stormy „ hes out there, at least briefly, but usually for 15 minutes. You get a weather report, a turtle nest report, bird spottings, maybe see Chimmy Choo, a neighbors dog, playing in the surf, and that great sunrise. Its posted all day, so even if you dont get up with the chickens and fish, you can still watch a local beach sunrise. Because of shares,Ž its now watched as far as Dubai. Brewhouse Gallery, 3rd Anniversary Block PartyEach year at its anniversary the gallery returns to its roots putting on a festival for locals by locals. The adults-only hammock garden on the beach is our favorite hotel place to give peace a chance. Breathe in the sea breeze. Breathe out the stress you arrived with. Know that here you have it made in the shade. Jupiter Beach Resort, 5 N. A1A, Jupiter. 561-746-2511 or WetlandsThe Delray Beach bird sanctuary in the middle of a residential area on the Water Utili-ties property is a hot-bed of feather-and-beak activity. The mangroves are virtual rookeries squawking with wood storks, herons, and other Florida birds tending their chicks. Serious birders get away from the excited crowds and to the back of the park, where ponds foster the rarer South Florida winged beauties like whistling ducks, and green-winged teal. A three-quarter-mile, easily walked (disabled friendly) boardwalk loops around the park. Youll see plenty of other wildlife; keep your eyes open. Crowded in sea-son; go early in the day. At any time, bring sunscreen and bug repellent. 13026 Jog Road, Delray Beach. 561-493-6000 or € (239) 948-3766 € I-75, Exit 123, Just North of Naple Up To 70% Off at over 140 Top Designer and Brand Name Outlet Stores Voted the Best Shopping Mall and Best Factory Outlet Mall in Southwest Florida Copyright 2017, Miromar Development Corporation. Miromar Outlets is a registered service mark of Miromar Development Corpora tion. 05030417-1121 MEMORIAL DAY SIDEWALK SALE MIROMAR OUTLETS ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++MAY 26-29 ENJOY ADDITIONAL SAVINGS ON ALREADY DISCOUNTED PRICES! Bring this ad to the Mall Of“ce or Information Kiosk for a FREE VIP Savings Brochure and enter to WIN a $100 Gift Card Thank you for voting Miromar Outlets the Best Place to Shop, Dine and Save.

PAGE 53 FLORIDA WEEKLY14 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 BESTBIZARREBASEBALLEXPERIENCEStar Wars NightRoger Dean Stadium becomes a galaxy far, far away every April when members of various costume clubs storm the field in body armor and headgear, looking like they just came off the set of the episodic movie. Last year, the 501st Legions Everglades Squad brought likenesses of Jawas, TIE pilots and Tusken raiders, as well as Darth Vader. The Mandalorian Mercs boasted bounty hunter Boba Fett. It is a strangely satisfying sideshow to the action on the diamond. festPalm Beach County has made the cult-like film event its own after stealing the idea from the freaks in Fresno, Calif., who started it. The fest involves three-minute remakes of scenes from Hollywood blockbust-ers on laughably low budgets. The term originated from the 2008 movie Be Kind Rewind, in which two clerks at a video store accidentally erase all their VHS tapes and go about reshoot-ing them, amateur-style, dubbing their disasters swedes.BESTPLACETOGETYOURROWONLoxahatchee Scenic RiverYou cant beat the Loxahatchee River for a glimpse of Old Florida, or the stories that surround it. The fast river was the first National Wild and Scenic River named in Florida. Native growth lines the banks, and its not at all unusual to see alligators here … keep appendages in the canoe. Put in at Riverbend Park for a 2to 3-hour loop trip. Its fairly easy, and theyll rent you a canoe or kayak here. 9060 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. 561-741-1359 or BESTHANGOUTFORLITTLEKIDSBurns Road PlaygroundEvery nanny and granny knows the playground at the Burns Road Recreation Center is the hot tot hub. Its slides … sizes small, tall, and little-kid scary … are the main attractions, but a climbing rock, a flying sau-cer with net spider web to try, a rope ladder bridge, and swings for all sizes keep them moving. Shoes come off and socks rule on the soft fake turf. Bonus: When its hot, the splash park next door is the cool rule. Double bonus: Plenty of shade, benches, and free wifi from the city for the babysitter. 4404 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-630-1100 or BESTPAVEMENTPERMUTATIONStreet Painting FestivalLake and Lucerne avenues in Lake Worth turn into artis-tic asphalt when hundreds of chalk-wielding creatives descend on the downtown district to draw everything from colorful landscapes and dramatic portraits to modern scenes and three-dimensional vignettes … all where tires usually tread. It enters its 23rd year in 2018 and attracts more than 100,000 visitors to the city for free event that includes beer tents, live music and the opportunity to see an outdoor gallery come to life.BESTHANGOUTFORTEENSJupiter Skate ParkKeeping them off the streets, area skate parks are where its at for riders of the new wheeled craze: scooters. These skateboards-with-handles are allowed at Jupiter Skate Park, as well as the Palm Beach Gar-dens Skate Park, and Phipps Skate Park in West Palm Beach „ all teen friendly. Special times are set aside for younger riders. Card-carriers must sign waivers and wear helmets „ spills and the occasional collision are inevitable on the concrete ramps, angled slides and half-pipes. Paid pros practice here on boards, bikes, and the two-wheeled scooters. 1501 Frederick Small Road, Jupiter; 561-630-5684 or


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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 THE BEST 19 BESTUSEOFATURNTABLEElliott MuseumEverything from vinyl records to chickens are best done on a rotisserie, but the Elliott Museum in Stuart uses a special one to display classic cars on demand. Like the worlds best vending machine, visitors can choose from a touchscreen display what car they would like to see. Then an automated rack and eleva-tor system retrieves the specific vehicle from the three-story, 55-car glass warehouse. It is then placed in a central display, where it rotates for everyone see all the best details of the car. 825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stu-art. 772-225-1961 or Bluegill TrailOpened in 2016, the 9-mile Bluegill Trail runs all the way from Grassy Waters Preserve in West Palm Beach to Riverbend Park in Jupiter. Wending through the Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area, the trail pro-vides a wealth of wildlife viewing, and plant-spotting. Extra wide shell-rock trails and wooden boardwalk bridges, with piers and shady stops along the way make it an easy cycle; great for families. Best bikes are hybrids; the shell rock can be hard on thin road tires. Enter at Riverbend Park in Jupiter, or Sandhill Crane Park off PGA Boulevard, or Grassy Waters Pre-serve in Palm Beach Gardens, or off Northlake Bou-levard in West Palm Beach. Visit BESTKIDFRIENDLYEVENTTouch-a-TruckThe half-day Touch-a-Truck events, put on individually by the cities of North Palm Beach and Jupiter, are singularly the most popular free event to happen to the 8-and-under set. A gaggle of garbage trucks, a screaming flock of fire-rescue vehicles and a swag-ger of S.W.A.T. armored carriers, plus construction tractors, dump trucks, diggers, semis, animal rescue trucks, and all things wheeled and noisy are parked and open for kids to clamber aboard. Garbage work-ers stand alongside fire chiefs to entertain with lights, levers, and cranks. Lots of educational fun, and a great lesson in wait your turn,Ž as lines are always long. Check city websites for schedules.BESTHIDDENGARDENCluett Memorial Garden, Bethesda-by-the-SeaChurches are always peaceful stops, but the garden at this Palm Beach landmark church is special. Gaz-ing ponds, a large lawn with plants and trees labeled for visitors, sunny benches, and a gazebo make it a delight to visit. In the surrounds of the oldest church in the county (128 years of worship), theres a tran-quility here that brings respite to worn souls. BESTLOCALPHOTOBOOKThe Cottages of Lake Worth … Living Large in Small SpacesŽ This book shows off the historic homes throughout Lake Worth that might be called Tiny Houses today. There are more than 1000 of the little houses in the city, many restored. Painted Key lime green, coral pink, bright yellow and sky blue, and land-scaped to reflect their tropical setting, the cottage owners make the best of lean living space. Writers Dean Sherwin, Jan-ice Snearer and photographer Taylor Jones contrib-uted to the production of the 240-page book. Pick it up online or at area bookstores.

PAGE 59 FLORIDA WEEKLY20 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 BESTPLACETOSEESEACOWSManatee LagoonFlorida Power & Lights discharge pools for its cooling waters have long been a special place to take winter visitors to see manatees. In the wake of 9/11, they were shut down. Once the plant was rebuilt, the energy giant built a center to accommodate visitors again, and spiffed it up to an educational spot, with exhibits and interactive displays worthy of the gentle, beloved sea creatures. Wintertime cold air brings them around in pods; its not unusual to count 40 at a time in coat-weather from the upper deck of the pavilion or seawall. Its free, and open year-round. 6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 561-626-2833 or Ballpark of the Palm Beaches BESTPLACETOWATCHASUMMERTHUNDERSTORMPahokee Marina barThose gorgeous dark clouds rolling in on any summer afternoon are a sight to behold. Seeing them come in over Lake Okeechobee, a roof over your head and a beer in hand, is even more enticing. Check out the bar at the Pahokee Marina about 3 oclock, and look Southwest. Order an appetizer, and just wait; dont worry about getting stuck there since its all over in 30 minutes or so. Thats all there is to it. 190 N. Lake Ave., Pahokee. 561-924-7832 or MuseumGet your Tommy on, and hit the Silverball Museum: Pinball Hall of Fame in Delray Beach. At this dream arcade thats a throwback to the 50s and 60s when pinball and arcade games ruled, Elvis, Ted Nugent, Evel Knievel and Elton John as Captain Fan-tastic stand side-by-side with the likes of Gorgar and Fire Queen. Vintage machines like Sing Along, Slick Chick, and Pin Up „ all in working order with origi-nal artwork (worth the trip) „ offer a great glimpse into an pre-digital gaming time. No worries, young folk: SiniStar, Missile Command and Asteroids are here, too. No coins are needed: Buy a wristband for $10 an hour play, or $25 for a daylong band good for re-entry. Food and drinks served here, too. 19 NE Third Ave., Delray Beach. 561-266-3294 or In a project that went through just in time to say Play ball!Ž for Spring 2017, the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches welcomed the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros to their roster of Spring Training teams to the county. A former dump site, the land was envisioned as a ballpark by the county commis-sion, but former Congressman Mark Foley helped bring it to fruition, marrying the baseball commission and the Washington and Houston teams to the coun-tys plan. Inaugural fans have bought into it, and await the parking construction missing from this years plan. 5444 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach. 561-676-2017 or D. MacArthur Beach State ParkMac Beach, as it is known, is old Florida at its finest. Visitors to the 438-acre piece of paradise, pre-served between the gated community of Lost Tree Village and a sky-high strip of condominiums on Singer Island, will find kayak nirvana at the edge of the mangroves. Paddlers can rent rides from the concession or bring their own and head out into the wildlife-laden estuary, where anhingas, egrets, her-ons, pelicans and roseate spoonbills await. 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach. 561-624-6950 or The Club at Ibis is an award-winning community with a le gendary reputation. What makes The Ibis ExperienceTM unique is the incomparable sports programs, the engaging life style, and the new Sports Village and Clubhouse. Choose from a variety of residences, including golf villas condominiums, single-family homes, and custom estates, nestled among three Nicklaus family-designed golf courses. Please call for your personal tour. 561.624.8000 | 8225 Ibis Boulevard, West Palm Beach | Seven miles West o f I-95 on Northlake Blvd. Presented by The Real Estate Company at Ibis


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 THE BEST 21 ing down as the Nortons $60 million-plus expan-sion begins to take shape. Already, passersby can see where the museums new entrance, oriented along South Dixie Highway, will be. Waters PreserveA mosaic of wetlands that spans 23 acres on both sides of Northlake Boulevard west of town is inhab-ited by several species of wildlife. None is as reliable to view during a visit as the alligator. The reptile can be found floating in the swamp, sunning on the boat ramp or crawling along the edges of the slough. A camouflage appearance works to its advantage, but with a keen eye, a gator surely will be spotted. 8264 Northlake Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-804-4985. BESTROADSHOWThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeŽThis easily is among the best of the Kravis Centers Kravis on Broadway series of touring shows. This powerful story of an autistic boy who sets out to find who killed his neighbors dog boasts high-tech sets and performances that matched the flash of the electronics.BESTCLUBMEMBERSHIPPROGRAMSThe Club at Ibis While the superb quality of the golf initially draws many to Ibis, its the extraordinary quality of life (referred to as The Ibis Experience), that makes this a well-satisfied membership. Cultural opportunities abound, thanks to the tireless efforts of the Ibis Cultural Association. With over 20 clubs within the club, members can participate in acting and writing workshops, language and art classes, musical presentations and photog-raphy exhibitions, sharpen their cooking skills or showcase their vintage auto in the Ibis Car Club. The events roster is full and diverse for a community that is engaged and active all year long. 8225 Ibis Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-625-8500 or Museum of ArtGround has been broken and buildings are com-BESTLOCALMUSICALPRODUCTIONGypsy,Ž Maltz Jupiter TheatreThe Maltz has made lots of strides the past few years, performing awe-inspiring dramas „ Glen-garry Glen RossŽ and DisgracedŽ are two standouts from recent memory. But it proved that it remains the master of musicals with a standout production of Gypsy,Ž directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and starring Vicki Lewis, who has the chops to play the ultimate stage mother with heart. COURTESY PHOTOS Vicki Lewis made a star turn as Rose in the Maltz Jupiter The-atre’s production of “Gypsy.” It All adds Up to a Life-Defining Education 27Athletic Teams with 75%student participation in at least one sport9:1Student to faculty ratio. Average class size: 16 Signature Programs Aviation Cambridge Scholars Novel Writing Independent Research 4 80% Faculty with masters degrees $5 MillionNeed-based “nancial aid invested in bright young minds Enrollment open for the 2017-2018 school year. 3151 N. Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL 33409 561.972.9600 | | ‡†X 100%of our students accepted into four-year colleges & universities Amherst College Brown University Columbia University Duke University Georgetown University Harvard Princeton University University of California, Los Angeles University of North Carolina University of Notre Dame University of Virginia University of Washington Vanderbilt University Williams College Yale University 2017 An independent, co-educational secondary school that helps pr epare students for a lifetime of success. Fully accredited by the FCIS and NAIS. 3 Dedicated college counselors to help navigate the college search and admission process

PAGE 61 FLORIDA WEEKLY22 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 BESTCULTURALHUBLake Park Arts DistrictCome to downtown Lake Parks core and you can stop for a bite, see a concert, shop for vintage and decorative accessories and leave invigorated without ever having to move your car. Much like Miamis Wynwood district, the Lake Park Arts District attracts some of the areas top visual art-ists, as well as performers from across the nation. And several new restaurants have joined the favorites that already were making this downtown area a destination. The Lake Park Arts District is South Floridas newest cultural hub. At this budding art district you can find everything from a live music venue, tattoo shop, a healing arts center, restaurant, art gallery, and everything in between.BESTPLACEFORUPCYCLINGGulfstream Goodwill IndustriesGulfstream Goodwill Industries, a nonprofit established in 1966, runs 28 thrift stores in five counties, including 16 in Palm Beach County. Goodwill is the original recycler, accepting donations of gently used items to prevent them from going to landfills. But the environmentally conscious organization is also a goldmine for creative reuse. You can find many trea-sures at Goodwill, including items you can transform into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. The revenue generated BESTPRODUCTIONOFAPLAYCollected Stories, Palm Beach DramaworksAll we could say was, Wow!Ž at the end of Palm Beach Dramaworks production of the Donald Margu-lies play Collected Stories.Ž In this tale, the protge of a noted author writes a novel based on her mentors affair with a famous poet. In the play, Margulies poses the question: Whose story is it? Actresses Anne-Marie Cusson and Keira Keeley were passionate and engag-ing in their roles as professor and protge. when you shop at Goodwill supports more than two dozen health, human and social service programs, including deaf, vision, youth and adult justice and residential services and more. Outlets, EsteroWith more than 140 top designer and brand name outlet stores, if you start at one end of Miromar Out-lets and shop your way to the other, you can stretch your dollar approximately two miles „ and save up to 70 percent off retail prices. Miromar Outlets in Southwest Florida has been voted for the 18th year in a row Best Factory Outlet Mall in addition to Best Shopping Mall. A one-of-a-kind blend of superb out-lets, architecture and dining had established Miromar Outlets as the premier shopping destination in South-west Florida. Top Names include Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Neiman Marcus Last Call and Bloomingda-les The Outlet Store. PHOTO BY ALICIA DONELAN Keira Keeley and Anne-Marie Cusson in Palm Beach Drama-works’ “Collected Stories.”


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 THE BEST 23 BESTLOCALLYPRODUCEDWINEORSPIRITSAccomplice Brewery & Ciderworks, West Palm Beach.Who says its all about location, location, location? This is not the sort of neighborhood pub you could possibly happen on by accident, but a growing number of craft cider lovers are finding this hard-to-find local brewery deep in the industrial district off Florida Mango Road. The menus a chalkboard on the wall, the cuisine a food truck parked outside, and the entertainment beer pong. But, oh, those homemade ciders! Blackberry Jam and Bone Dry Apple, Mango Madness and many more. 1023 N. Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach. 561-568-7242 or apptit Learning about food, dining out, cooking, taking photos of the food we eat „ its the great American pastime. Every kind of cuisine, offering the BEST, freshest ingredients and a wide variety of ambience, can be found here. BESTHIDDENEATSQueen of SheebaShhƒ dont tell too many about this Ethiopian gem on the north end of West Palm Beach „ we wont be able to get in. Its a tiny restful place, run by a broth-er-sister duo, with grains and vegetables cooked with the sweet and savory spices indicative to the African cuisine, served with injera „ the dipping crepe-like bread. Lots of options for vegetarians and vegans here. Dont miss the honey wine. 716 N. Sapodilla Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-514-0615 or Steak & Seafood at PGA National Resort & SpaIronwood Steak & Seafood opens to the lobby and iBar and offers a wonderfully fresh and unexpected approach to classic steak, local seafood, plus wine produced by PGA Tour legends like Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Ernie Els. An alfresco dining expe-rience is available at iDeck, a terrace with stunning views of the propertys serene landscaping, pictur-esque zero-entry pool and tranquil lake. Notable is the Tomahawk for Two,Ž a bone-in 32-ounce cross of Wagyu and Black Angus beef, dry-aged for 21 days, then cooked to perfection at 1,200 degrees in a state-of-the-art Vulcan 1200 broiler. Other menu favorites include the Organic Roasted Beet Salad, Chophouse Crabcake and Diver Scallops with grits. 561-627-4852 or John F. Kennedy dined here. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor noshed here, too. And Rod Stewart still dines here. Theres a reason for that: Its classic fare done right. But the next generation of diners can tell you that Ta-boo has a lovely happy hour menu and that the Sunday brunch is sublime. Try the crab cakes, which are heavy on crab and light on filler. Its a fun spot for lunch, brunch or dinner. 221 Worth Ave., Palm Beach; 835-3500 or


FLORIDA WEEKLY24 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 Mounts Botanical Garden Saturday, May 13 10:00 a.m. … 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 14 11:00 a.m. … 4:00 p.m. $20 Members $30 Non-Members Visit nine private garden homes throughout Palm Beach County including a sneak preview of the new Windows on the Floating World … Blume Tropical Wetland Garden. For tickets and more information visit or call 561-233-1757. Mounts Botanical Garden 2017 Connoisseurs Garden Tour A Mothers Day Tradition PURCHASE ORCHIDS FOR MOM AT MOUNTS BOTH DAYS OF THE T OUR BESTPLACETOBETREATEDLIKEANMVPDuffys Sports GrillIts no surprise that the family-run, Florida-based restaurant, Duffys Sports Grill, continues to expand throughout the state and create loyal fans wherever they open. This neighborhood hot spot sets itself apart with exceptional food, friendly service and, of course, sports. With more than 100 TVs, its a sure bet that if the game you want is on, its on at Duffys. Whether you want to catch the game, or catch up with family and friends, plan to feast on ribs, wings, seafood and a variety of signa-ture grilled items from their chef-driven menu. Then wash it all down with local craft beer or signature cocktails. Be sure to join their MVP loyalty program so you can get exclusive offers and even score free meals. Visit one of 13 locations in Palm Beach County. www.DuffysMVP.comBESTPLACETOBREAKYOURDIETJupiter Donut FactoryCenter Street, north of Indiantown Road, is where the heart of old Jupiter is still present. There, tucked into a small strip mall where you can get a haircut, buy a sandwich, and load up on bait and tackle, youll find Jupiter Donut Fac-tory, the towns beachhead on doughnut greatness. Customers line up out the door patiently waiting to pick their bakers dozen. Thats the minimum if you want to sample some of the multiple choices and flavors offered. The glazed and red velvet versions are top sellers, but the Donut Factorys repertoire includes 40 riffs on the confection. Jupi-ter Donut Factory opens at 6 a.m. and stays open only so long as dough-nuts are left. Dont be late or youll miss the most delectable part of your day. 141 Center St., Jupiter. 561-741-5290 or CafeWaterway Cafe is a South Florida dining tradition since 1986. It features a delectable menu of fresh seafood, steak, chicken, pasta, pizza and desserts combined with unparalleled ambience. There is no better place to sit back and enjoy the Intracoastal. Afraid of the wait? Dont be „at Waterway Cafe, you can radio in from your boat & have a table or food waiting upon your arrival. With 800 feet of docks, bring the sailboat or the yacht and enjoy a tropical drink in para-dise. Come for Sunday brunch, from 9 a.m. to noon. 2300 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-694-1700. Palm Bed & Breakfast Breakfast, they say, is the most important meal of the day and for a really memo-rable one, we recommend apple pie pancakes or baked omelets at Sabal Palm Bed & Breakfast in Lake Worth. Guests will also enjoy the inns special fruit cups, or anything else consumed in the tropical courtyard. 109 N. Golfview Road, Lake Worth. 561-582-1090 or


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 THE BEST 25 BESTWATERFRONTDININGThe Entertainer Yacht Dinner CruiseYou cant get more waterfront than aboard a yacht. The Entertainer, based in Lake Park, offers up a vari-ety of cruises for hire. Book a cocktail party, dinner, reception, or luncheon, and sail away across the wide Intracoastal. Theyre new in town and more offerings are likely soon. 561-290-9515, or The Entertainer Char-ters on Facebook.BESTPLACETOSQUANDERATAXREFUNDRachels Gentlemans ClubSteaks. Yeah, they go for the steaks … The best anywhere,Ž is what were told again and again. But the live entertainment … involving women dancing on laps and poles and stages … is the main draw. The classiest,Ž club around, so were told. You can get your car detailed while youre inside, so think of it as a car wash with benefits, if you dont go for the food. 2905 45th St., West Palm Beach. 561-616-9600 or CooperThe PGA Commons restaurant beckons any day of the week, but it beckons most on Sunday afternoons, when a glass of vino and a plate of aged artisanal goodness are in order. A feast of fancy fromage from all over the world comes with crackers, fig jam, honey and spiced pecans. Choose from the following: Beemster Vlaskaas, Gruyere, Hudson Valley Camem-bert, Humboldt Fog, Irish Porter Cheddar, Manchego, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Rogue Smokey Blue, SeaHive and Sottocenere al Tartufo. 4610 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-622-0032 or Cellar, CityPlaceYou can sit at the bar at City Cellar at the witching hour and still get great food here. The pizzas, a house specialty, are first-rate. The rosso or bianca can be a tough choice; once youve decided sauce or not, then comes the real question: stay simple with the Mar-gherita … fresh basil, and mozzarella; or the Salsicce, with housemade fennel sausage, caramelized onion and mozz. Maybe a Rustica, with rapini, mushrooms, prosci utto and mozz. A charcut erie plate, with much of the salame, including a wild boar variety, cured in house, is a second tasty option. Pair it with a modern cocktail … also their specialty. 700 Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-366-0071 or

PAGE 65 FLORIDA WEEKLY26 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 BESTLOCALGREENMARKETWest Palm Beach GreenMarketThe first, and still tops in the area, though it has competition. A wide variety of produce and food vendors, nursery offerings, open spaces that are dog-friendly, and a beautiful waterfront combine to make for a near perfect shopping experience. With the antiques marketplace right next door, its an ideal morning spent. Lake Worths and Palm Beach Gardens markets are worthy seconds. At Centennial Park, West Palm Beach, Flagler and Clematis Street, through April.s Stand Up BarWhat a throwback. Its claimed to be the oldest bar in Palm Beach County. Yeah, there are really tables „ covered in old photos „ and chairs and a bar, and a patio out back. But its the neighborhood meetup place atmosphere that sells: Where the regulars and curious newcomers and bikers converge to knock a few back and rock to Vince and the Phat Cats playing live. Well stand up for that! 113 Center St., Jupiter. 561-746-6812; find them on Facebook.BESTFREECOOKINGCLASSNina Kauder at El SolA CIA-trained chef, Ms. Kauder teaches a free monthly class at the El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center in Jupiter, where a vegetable garden provides fresh ingredients on the spot. Even carnivores are sated once she proves vegetable dishes can be as hearty as meat-filled ones. She also gives classes around the county at the library, Mounts Botani-cal Garden, and Green-lands in Delray; some with nominal costs. 106 Military Trail, Jupiter; 561-745-9860. For info on Ms. Kauders class-es: Getting around What moves you? Oh the places we can go, and the choices to get there „ boats, ferries, cars, trucks, trolleysƒ. When the mood strikes, take your pick and roll out! We have them all. BESTAFFORDABLEFLORIDALANDYACHTThe Cadillac EldoradoThe dream is simple: retire to Florida and take it slow. So, what better way to do that in a droptop so big that no one can pass you? The Cadillac Eldorado convertible is one of those iconic classic cars that just begs for a trip up the ocean roads. And right now, the final generation of the factory ragtops (1971-76) is priced lower than an economy hatchback, which means theres enough money left in the budget to fix the air conditioner. But be warned, the fuel bill will make you wish for an increase in Social Security, and road hogs tend to get waved at by only one finger. t)JHIFTU2VBMJUZ8JOEPX5SFBUNFOUTt" PSEBCMF1SJDFT t&YDFMMFOU$VTUPNFS4FSWJDFt4FSWJOH1BMN#FBDI$PVOUZGPS:FBST Looking for the BEST Window Treatments? | 700 Old Dixie Hwy #107, Lake Park, FL561-844-0019 | allblinds@bellsouth.netAll About Blinds Shutters, Blinds & More SILHOUETTE WINDOW SHADINGS LUMINETTE PRIVACY SHEERS


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 THE BEST 27 BESTPLACETOSERVICEYOUREUROPEANCARForeign Affairs AutoWhat sets this family-owned business apart from the competition is their unique customer-centered approach to car care. If you are looking for a better place to service your Audi, BMW, Benz, Mini or Porsche, this is a must-go place. Take your car to Foreign Affairs Auto for its next maintenance service or repair and be pleasantly amazed how easy car care should be. This auto repair company was established 35 years ago and continues to offer its award-winning customer service in Palm Beach County. When servicing your vehicle at For-eign Affairs, you truly receive a top-class customer service experience. Enjoy a delicious cappuccino in the beautiful lounge while waiting for your vehicle to be serviced. When you walk in through their doors, you will never realize you were in an auto repair shop. Its incredibly unique. Prefer not to wait? They have you covered with complimentary shuttle service to and from your home or work. Word travels quickly. It is apparent that their clients rave about their commitment to full transpar-ency by their 5-star online ratings. This highly spe-cialized workshop provides all of its customers with real-time photographs of any recommendations made. Foreign Affairs Auto is at 1681 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach; 561-478-9999 or online at, sweet home Whether you already live in South Florida or look forward to settling here someday, BESTPLACETOEAVESDROPUbers backseatIf you want to hear the nitty-gritty on the notable and weird, and sometimes confessions youd rather avoid, just sit in on a conversation from the backseat of an Uber ride. The riders from the Beach Club in Palm Beach and Mar-a-Lago have particularly juicy tidbits just now, but its a veritable tell-all anytime, anywhere: Passengers are happy to chat since they dont expect to meet their driver ever again. And sometimes, they chat amongst themselves, ignoring the driver altogether. Hashtag: lipsaresealed.there are lots of people at the ready to make sure its always the BEST home, sweet home „ from those who can help you find financ-ing, to building, furnishing or decorating your abode, to someone to watch over it when you have to tear yourself away for whatever rea-son.BESTSELECTIONOFCABINETHARDWAREAndersons Classic HardwareCelebrating its 82nd year in West Palm Beach, family-owned and operated Andersons Classic Hard-ware continues to offer the Best selection of distinc-tive hardware in its 2,500-square-foot showroom. It is here that you will find the jewelryŽ for your cabi-nets, with a large selection of knobs, handles, pulls, hinges and other decorative accents. There also is a complete line of faucets, doorknobs and locks and other home hardware from top manufacturers. The service-oriented and knowledgeable staff at Ander-sons will help you find the perfect final touch. 605 S. Olive Ave, West Palm Beach; (561) 655-3109 or For more than 30 years, Excentricities has been synonymous with home furnishings and accents throughout Florida with its unique style and fresh A Cn H 605 South Olive Avenue • West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 655-3109 • www.andersonshardware.comAVAILABLE THROUGH 82 1935–2017

PAGE 67 FLORIDA WEEKLY28 THE BEST WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 that thrive on the 14-acre site. Coming this June, the largest new garden in the 40-year history of Mounts, Windows on the Floating World „ Blume Tropical Wetland Garden, will open. Mounts is open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. You also can buy tropical and subtropical plants at the Mounts Nursery from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 561-233-1757 or Day Home GalleryThe 10,000-square-foot showroom filled with domestic dcor will have homeowners heads spin-ning at its abundance of around-the-world merchan-dise. Finds come from Bali, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam and other corners of the globe, ending up in the Jupi-ter storefront and tempting those with coastal crav-ings. Doesnt everyone need a table lamp shaped like a piece of Elkhorn coral, or a life-size palm tree in a wicker basket or triptych of wild water lilies? 1226 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. 561-748-0282 or PropertiesFor generations, Illustrated Properties and its family of companies have provided sage advice and guidance to discriminating south Florida home-buyers, sellers and investors. With 22 offices and luxury affiliations with Christies International Real Estate, Luxury Portfolio International, and Lead-ing Real Estate Companies of the World, we are dedicated to producing results. We provide pro-fessional services in residential, investment, and commercial properties; relocation; and offer a full spectrum of real estate services, including, mort-gage, title, insurance, and property management. In addition, Illustrated Properties has its own 501 (c) 3 charitable arm, Illustrated Properties Chari-ties, Inc., which is dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for families and children, primarily in our service area. Visit Illustrated Properties Corporate office at 2725 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, or call 561-626-7000. See for all locations, listings and con-tact information. approach to interior design. Whats your style? Casual sophistication? Playful elegance? Or sumptuous for-mality? The professionals at Excentricities can help you create the perfect ambience. Excentricities sup-ports local artists and companies with four show-rooms in Palm Beach County, from Jupiter to Delray Beach, and specializes in home, condo, business and luxury yacht design. For the highest quality furnish-ings, custom upholstery services, designer lines, one-of-a-kind pieces, handmade rugs, hand embroidered pillows and exotic antiques, Excentricities has you covered. For information, visit Home & Design Welcome to Aqua Home & Design, your style destination for home and office. Allow Aqua to inject their expertise from designing for some of Floridas most elite builders and homeowners to turning your vision into a stunning reality. With a sleek showroom locat-ed in Mainstreet at Midtown, Aqua Home & Design is your headquarters for exclusive gifts and home dcor. Featuring vendors from Italy to New York, Aqua believes the essence of great design is attained by working closely with each client, providing an inspired and comprehensive experience. Aquas mis-sion is to guide each client through their own unique design process to ensure confidence in achieving the desired result. Aqua Home & Design „ what South Florida has been waiting for. 4747 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 561-630-8090, Design Center and Estate LiquidatorsRecently voted The Best Consignment Store in Palm Beach Gardens,Ž DeJaVu Design Center is comprised of three unique stores totaling 20,000 square feet located just east of Interstate 95 on PGA Boulevard. It specializes in higher end designer and specialty furniture, antiques, art, estate jewelry and decorative items at the best prices in town. Its the perfect place to shop for a new family heirloom,Ž a unique piece that can be repurposed or used as a fabulous gift. Now accepting quality consignments. 561-225-1950; 4086 PGA Blvd., in Palm Beach Gardens, just east of I-95.BESTPLACETOSEEWHATSINBLOOMMounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach CountyYou can cultivate ideas „ or you can buy plants „ at the Mounts Botanical Garden, which boasts more than 2,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants Feeling good, looking good Lets face it, Floridians feel better and look better than folks in most other parts of the country. After all, it was here Juan Ponce de Leon came in search of the fountain of youth. Whether you need treatment for an illness, or seek to brighten your physical appearance, the BEST providers are here. BESTGUYTOKEEPYOUINTHEGAMEDr. Michael Papa When Dr. Papa began serving Palm Beach County in 1989, he implemented an innovative gentle approach to chiropractic care and physi-cal therapy and has built on that foundation for 25 years. His multidisciplinary prac-tice offers a combination of health care, chiropractic care, complementary therapies and state-of-the art diagnostic test-ing that enhances his ability to treat each patients individual needs, bringing lasting resolutions to their health concerns. Papa Chiropractic and Physical Ther-apy, 2632 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter; 561-744-7373, 9089 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, 561-630-9598; and 9109 S. U.S. Highway 1, Port St. Lucie, (772) 337-1300 or Angels of the Palm BeachesThis family owned, home health agency prides itself on providing high quality, private duty home care and customized companionship services so their cli-ents can, thrive, not just survive!Ž A Florida Weekly BESTŽ award winner for two years in a row, Visiting Angels focus on character, compassion, and client satisfaction won them the Best of Home Care … Pro-vider of Choice Award, four years in a row. They received high marks of 99.2 percent for compatibility of caregivers, work ethic, knowledge, timeliness, com-munication, and responsiveness. If you or a loved one are looking for a refreshing approach to home care, call 561-328-7611 or visit: BESTPLACEFORPAMPERINGPGA National Resort & SpaWhether you desire an invigorating massage or the HydraFacial celebrities swear by, its all here at the expansive 40,000-square-foot European-style spa. Renowned as the ultimate in relaxation and rejuvenation, the spa recently underwent a revi-talization to its pool deck complete with new furnishings as well as renovation of the sleek ladies lounge and wet room including all new sauna, steam rooms, indoor Jacuzzi and locker rooms. Guests are pampered with over 100 treatments amid lavish amenities and newly updated dcor. Spa guests luxuriate in the iconic Waters of the World pools, featuring healing minerals from the French Pyrenees and wondrous salts from the Dead Sea in Israel. With 32 treatment areas, medical spa services, a poolside spa caf with a full bar and a full-service nail and hair salon, the Spa at PGA National is unlike any other place for pampering in the South Florida. 561-627-3111 or


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 4-10, 2017 THE BEST 29 Inner Brew at 561-469-9763 or MM36438BESTWAYTOHELPBLINDBABIESLighthouse for the Blind of the Palm BeachesLighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches offers free vision screenings for children from birth through five years of age. Babies and young children do not know if what they see is typical or atypical. Early vision screenings can pick up problems that a parent, child or teacher may not notice. Unfortunately, these problems will not correct themselves with age. A screening that takes minutes to complete can change the life of a child forever. All services of the Light-house are offered free of charge. Your support of their organization is appreciated so they may continue to improve the lives of those living with visual impair-ments. www.lighthousepalmbeaches.orgBESTPLACETOUNWINDANDGETAWAYFROMITALLThe Woodhouse Day SpaTune out the noise and escape to an indulgence of the senses at The Woodhouse Day Spa. Here you can sip some herbal tea or enjoy the sauna while BESTPLACETOTAPINTOYOURSOULFULSPACEThe Inner BrewInspired by the vision of The B rewhouse Gallery, Donna Ahern & Joi Dupre created The Inner Brew, a Movement & Healing Arts Center. Located at 736 Park Ave in Lake Park, the studio offers yoga, adult dance classes, jiu jitsu, massage therapy, consulting, work-shops and studio rental. The Inner Brew is a gathering place for the community to Tap InŽ to the soulful space that brews within. Share in the passion and enjoy classes, workshops, healing arts and community. Visit for class schedule and services. Contact The you choose from over 70 spa treatments to de-stress, decompress and detoxify from your daily grind. Cus-tomers are pampered from head to toe with nurtur-ing, age-defying facials, luxurious massages, refresh-ing Vichy body treatments and spa mani-pedis. Its a great getaway with your significant other, friends or family. Or, even better, take a personal spa day just for you. 11300 Legacy Ave., No. 140, Palm Beach Gar-dens. 561-385-4772.At your service For those with the time, skills and the tools, do-it-yourself projects have their place. But when it comes to the serious business of life, we always go the BEST professional route. Take that path when you need help with finances, legal matters, insurance or planning that well-deserved vacation, among other things. BESTWAYTOSEETHEWORLDAtlas Cruises & ToursFor over 29 years, Atlas Cruises & Tours has been providing extraordinary travel experiences. The company has a strong online presence, along with a CALL YOUR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE TODAY!Palm Beach Gardens/Jupiter/Palm Beach/West Palm Beach ££n*œiˆ>“,œ>`]-'ˆi£U*>“i>V…>`i]œˆ`>{£Ux£™{{ Visit online at www.FloridaWeekly.comFlorida Weekly helps you design email marketing campaigns while remarketing to the responders and tracking your results IntroducingEMAIL MARKETING CAMPAIGNS LEARN MORE FOR FREEACCESS OVER A MILLION EMAIL ADDRESSES!

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With menus created to complement your big day, the catering team works hand in hand with you to arrange every last detail. Custom menus are offered as well. Restaurants and lounges, a Sports & Racquet Club, five golf courses, a newly revitalized spa, and luxuri-ous accommodations will create an unforgettable wedding weekend for you and your guests. Options include Lakeside Lawn and Honda Pavilion, with panoramic views of golf greens, fountains, the pool and the lake, and venues are available for wed-dings of all sizes from 20 to 600 guests. 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens. 800-863-2819 or AcademyOxbridge offers a unique, project-based approach to education that engages students in hands-on activities that speak to their talents and interests. One hundred percent of graduates are accepted to colleges and universities, including some of the most competitive Ivy Leagues. Signature programs include: Cambridge Studies, Aviation, Independent Field Research and Novel Writing. Advanced Hon-ors Seminar classes and 75 elective courses offered. Award-winning debate team, 30 student clubs and 27 different sports teams. Eighty percent of faculty hold masters degrees, six hold a Ph.D. and there are seven Learning Support Specialists to ensure student suc-cess. Tuition package includes laptop/tablet, transpor-tation, meals, books and learning support. Financial aid available. a drive Yes, its great here. But have you checked out Floridas west coast? Heres the best of the best from a couple hours away. BESTPLACETOSAILAWAYCaptiva CruisesIf you want to savor the spectacular waters that engulf Southwest Florida, look no further than Cap-tiva Cruises to take you there. Celebrating 30 years, this excursion boat company has mastered a variety of tours and destination jaunts aboard a fleet of dif-ferent vessels anchored in McCarthys Marina at the world-famous South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. Among the local Gulf treasures you can explore by boat are the Cayo Costa State Park Islands, Cabbage Key and Useppa Island. When you boast that your customers will see dolphins arching through the surf in their natural domain during 95 percent of your outFOCUSED ON FOREVERPGA National is the perfect place to tie the knot.ings „ as Captiva Cruises does „ rest assured these are true professionals who know how to provide the total Southwest Florida water-tour experience. 239-472-5300; BESTWATERFRONTEXPERIENCELani Kai Island ResortOpen 365 days a year, the Lani Kai is a top Fort Myers Beach destination and boasts the perfect beach vacation in Southwest Florida. Within walking distance of all of Fort Myers Beachs best and most attractions, the Lani Kai is in the heart of it all „ theres simply isnt a better waterfront location than this popular resort with newly renovated rooms and private water front balconies facing the Gulf of Mexi-co or Estero Bay. Direct beach access, rooftop lounge, seven bars, three restaurants, a coffee shop, and full amenities. Events and entertainment happen all year long and beach activities are fun and plentiful. 239-463-3111; BESTPLACETOBIKESLOWANDEASYJ.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel IslandThe J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge has a spectacular five-mile stretch of paved road with a 15 MPH speed limit. Youll see tons migrating birds and the ever-present alligators on the scenic ride. But really any of the miles of bike paths on Sanibel are exceptional.BESTWAYTOGETTOKEYWESTKey West Express, Fort Myers BeachYou shouldnt have to wait to get to Key West in order for your Key West experience to get started. Just step off the boat and instantly feel the weight on your shoulders drift away. Let this fast ferry cut through the Gulf waters while you sit on the top deck and watch the water roll by with the wind whipping at your hair. Or head to the bar and start the raucous storytelling even before youve hit Duval Street. Faster than driving, cheaper than flying, its simply the best way to travel to Key West. Sit back, relax and let Key West Express get you there, because that should be half the fun. 239-463-5733; BESTEXCUSETOSTAYONCAPTIVASouth Seas Island Resort South Seas Island Resort is more than a tropical retreat: Welcome to true Island Life. Its 330 acres of natural beauty on Captiva Island for guests of all ages and interests: 2 miles of pure white sandy beaches providing perfect shelling, 20 sparkling swimming pools with waterslides, parasail rides, kayaks, standup paddleboards and banana boats. See sea turtles, ospreys, manatees and hawks from your personal craft or from a Captiva Cruises vessel while sipping cocktails. Thats just the beginning. Theres epic fish-ing, world-renown golf, tennis, sailing, arts programs, exercise and yoga experiences, amazing dining and entertainment and full-service spa services. For youngsters, there is a Discovery Center, environmen-tal programs, kids night out and games of all kinds. All 471 accommodations feature private balconies or lanais, spacious bathrooms and breathtaking views. Just escape. 844-2ESCAPE; Springs, Bonita SpringsBuilt in 1921, this legendary historic property in old downtown Bonita Springs is the hidden treasure of Southwest Florida. Nestled among a lush botanical garden, the Resort offers an organic restaurant that sources its food from the propertys certified organic gardens. They also have a prized organic full-service spa, offering natural, organic body treatments and a steam room, sauna and private courtyard they even have an extensive program line-up, offering yoga to crystal bowl meditations, weekly live music and sev-eral workshops. Local artists and artisans are featured in the charming boutique gift shop; Free Art and Nature nights offer extensive interactive multi-media experiences every second Wednesday of the month and the beautiful Great House gallery features new local artists for two months at a time. Sign up for the garden and history tours and learn about the spring on the property from which Bonita Springs gets its name or about the two rare giant Mysore fig trees that canopy the historic buildings among many other things. The unique, rich landscape that makes South-west Florida known as a paradise is exemplified on these grounds, where paradise is found. 239-949-0749;


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