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PAGE 1 LESLIE LILLY A2 OPINION A4PETS A6HEALTHY LIVING A16-17 BUSINESS A18REAL ESTATE A20BEHIND THE WHEEL A21ARTS B1 COLLECT B2 EVENTS 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 11-17, 2017Vol. VII, No. 29  FREE INSIDE TSEE FRAUD, A10 XINSIDE: The 10 top attorneys filing AOB lawsuits in Florida. A10 STEAL BY EVAN WILLIAMSewilliams@” oridaweekly.comHE COST OF HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE in Florida, already about twice the national average, will continue to rise thanks to plaintiffs attorneys who work with contractors to exploit loop-holes in laws that allow them to cash in on inflated claims, the state Office of Insur-ance Regulation has found. Meanwhile, lawmakers in Tallahassee who have been aware of the problem for several years have so far failed to pass legislation to stop it. The unscrupulous guys are turning a small water leak under a kitchen cabi-net into a $30,000 kitchen for people,Ž said Robert Norberg, vice president of Lantana-based Arden Insurance Associ-ates and president of Independent Insur1 0 t t o o p p p p a a a a a a t t t t t o r n n e e y y s s f f i i l ing A O 10 n Flori d a a A A 10 28,200 The average percent homeowners’ premi-ums may rise each year due to assign-ment of benefits. Assignment of benefits lawsuits in Florida in 2016. In 2006 there were 405. 6,863 Percentage increase of assignment of benefits lawsuits in Florida from 2006 to 2016. A Florida law grants license to Attorneys and contractors are using the law to squeeze inflated homeowners insurance claims from ins urance companies, causing premiums to surge and endangering the states catastrophic insurer. For years now, lawmakers have been unable to agree on a fix while the state Office of Insurance Regulation warns the problem continues to get worse. SEE AWARDS, A5 XPair receives diversity awardsTwo Palm Beach County community leaders have received The Harvey Milk Foundations Diversity Honors Awards. Dan Hall, a lawyer who manages a financial counseling company and has been Palm Beach Countys leading fundraiser for LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS nonprofit organiza-tions, was honored in a ceremony May 6 at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. Tony Plakas, CEO of Compass Community Center, also was honored. Dan has been instrumental in keeping our organization together over the years,Ž said Rand Hoch, founder and president of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council. And Compass has grown under Tonys leadership.Ž Mr. Hall also handles intake for the human rights council, which for the better part of 30 years has successfully fought for the enact-ment of more than 100 laws and policies pro-viding equal protection, treatment and benefits for LGBTQ people, women and minorities throughout Palm Beach County. When someone gets kicked out of a house, when someone gets bullied, when someone gets fired, he is the first line of contact. Hes very good at putting people at ease,Ž Mr. Hoch said. He also is very good at development. He is persuasive at raising money so we can carry out our mis-sion,Ž Mr. Hoch said. All he has to do is pick up the phone.Ž A native of Pittsburgh, Mr. Hall was raised in McLean, Va. A graduate of George Washington University and the Washington and Lee Uni-versity School of Law, he now resides in West Palm Beach. FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF_________________________HALL PLAKAS Summer, summerAll of the movies hitting the theaters this summer tied up in a bow. B1 X Behind the wheelCar companies are trading brands like quarterbacks. A21 X Sit down for this oneDeals abound to accentuate the summer movie season. A18 X Luxe LivingJupiter firm has designs on the outdoors. Inside X


A2 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY 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. leslie COMMENTARYThe mind of the SouthBack in 2008, Floridas Senate and House of Representatives unanimously approved a formal resolution. Its pur-pose was to apologize for the states historical role in institutionalizing and promulgating slavery. The resolution said in part, Whereas African slavery was sanctioned and enforced through laws enacted by Flor-idas first Territorial Legislative Council in 1822, and ƒ the Council and its suc-cessors did, over four decades, construct a legal framework that perpetuated Afri-can slavery in one of its most brutal and dehumanizing formsƒ the Legislature expresses its profound regret for Flori-das role in sanctioning and perpetuating involuntary servitude upon generations of African slaves.Ž It might be a revelation to learn the Sunshine State has standing in the slav-ery hall of shame. But the states rela-tionship with the peculiar institutionŽ began three centuries before the time of the Civil War. The Spanish initiated the practice in the late 1500s, and the British continued it long thereafter. The states coastline played into the expansion of slavery by providing ports of entry and egress pivotal to sustaining a thriving slave trade. After Florida became a U.S. territory in the 1800s, the presence of human chattel boomed. The states cheap land and hospitable climate attracted enter-prising farmers from the northeast and the Atlantic seaboard. They established plantation-style operations mostly in the Panhandle and central Florida. To grow cotton, corn, sugarcane and other crops. The slave workforce became a significant proportion of the states population. By 1830, the agricultural region where most slaves lived and worked „ Jackson, Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson and Madison counties „ became known as the states black belt.Ž Meanwhile, what was happening in Florida was happening elsewhere. By 1860, the census takers tallied almost 4 million slaves in 16 states and two territories. The same year, census takers counted 62,000 slaves in Florida, representing 44 percent of the states population. When our state Legislature issued its apology, Florida joined five other states „ Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey and Virginia „ that had already made similar statements. It took humility and courage to break ranks with the old Confederacy and admit the historical wrong in having once heartily defended state-sponsored slavery as jus-tifiable under any circumstance. By example of their repentance, other former slave-holding states „ Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska „ considered their options. It was an opportunity to bring closure to painful matters of the past and promote racial harmony in the present. There was even talk of making reparations to the descendants of slaves for the wholesale robbery of their gen-erational legacies. But that didnt get far. And now, nine years hence, none appears to have followed through on their good intentions. Nor have there been additional legislative expressions of regret, even among those states with at least as much „if not more „ to admit. The historical complicity of states in aid-ing and abetting slavery proved to be a touchy topic. Even so, Virginia, the largest slaveholding state, did apologize for its histor-ical role in sanctioning the practice. But Mississippi and South Carolina have not, though historically, each once had more slaves than free people; and historical records document in excruciating detail how effectively these states used slavery as a tool of oppression and with such dismal effect upon multiple generations of black people. From the continued silence of these state governments on the subject, one can surmise that only when hell freezes over will any semblance of an apology to the descendants of slaves be forthcoming „ and maybe not even then. You might think an apology by former slave-holding states for having once cod-ified slavery in law and policy is mod-est atonement for the terrible injustice inflicted upon millions of human beings. But even this modest gesture is controverted by the racist attitudes held by those deeply loyal to a mythical Southern past. These beliefs cloak would-be rebels in a moral turpitude that still haunts the region. In this historical mind of the South,Ž reconciliation is an admission of defeat. In the final days of our states 2017 legislative session, the House voted unani-mously to construct, on the grounds of the state Capitol, Floridas first memorial denoting the history of slavery in the state. But when the bill was forwarded to the Senate, Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, the chairman of the Senate Government Oversight & Accountability Committee, balked. He refused to schedule a hearing, stalling the Senates vote on the bill. Said Baxley, I wouldnt want to build a memorial to child abuse; I wouldnt want to build a memorial to sexual abuse,Ž adding that a memorial recognizing slav-ery would be too negative and would celebrate defeat.Ž Baxley is a known quantity among lost cause die-hards. He fought the removal of darkiesŽ from Floridas prior state song; objected to memorializing Union soldiers who shared death and their final resting place among fallen Confederates and opposed a House bill banning the Confederate flags flight over state and government property. The more some things change, the more some things remain the same. Q „ Email Leslie Lilly at and read past blog posts on Tumblr at


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A4 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 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. 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NOAA is not given to hyperbole. The report looks at American coastlines of the future, north to south and east to west, based on solid science. To his own credit, I think Mr. Trump is taking NOAA seriously. That has to be why hes spending so much time in Mar-A-Lago, at huge taxpayer expense. Some-day, the place will be an underwater reef. Heres another situation: The state of Arkansas killed four prison inmates in April, using murder weapons it conned the drug companies out of before their use-by date expired April 30. Drug com-panies dont like selling drugs for state-sanctioned murders because it looks bad, so Arkansas had to pretend it wasnt trying to increase rather than decrease mortality levels in prisons when it got the stuff. Although Arkansas officials deny such subterfuge, that appears to be how they picked up the drugs they used to kill these men. When officials realized they werent going to be able to use those drugs after April 30, they chose 12 death-row inmates and tried to rush through their execu-tions. There were protests, of course, but officials managed to nail four of them, at least one suffering violently as he died, according to news reports „ and they did it before the deadline. The dead men were pretty bad people, too, and never mind if they were born with subnormal intelligences, were sexu-ally abused, burned with cigarette butts and whipped with chains when they were kids „ some of them were. All in a days work in Arkansas and a lot of other places, including Florida. For you members of the NO SYMPATHY club, I recommend moving to Texas. The Lone Star State started the new millennium in 2000 by executing 40 inmates in a single year. The most non-violent year in Texas since then happens to be 2017. And its not over. So far this year, Texas has killed four people, like Arkansas. I dont know whats wrong with Florida, for Gods sake. Weve turned into real wimps. We havent executed anybody in 2017 „ thats so embarrassing. Perhaps Gov. Scott, who apparently favors capital punishment almost as much Gov. Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas, should ask for volunteers to be capitally punished. We have our reputations to think of, after all. Florida did kill one person last year, which is pitiful. Just one. But I console myself by remembering that were fourth in the overall state rankings going back 40 years, with 92 notches in our belt. Still, Texas has killed 542 in that time, fol-lowed by Oklahoma and Virginia, tied at 112 each. We need to try harder. It must be that lefty Yankee influence. Yankees come down here to the Sunshine State, put in high rises and shopping malls, object to all the old traditions like lynching black people and growing sugar cane at taxpayer-supported expense across land dredged and pumped out where water once flowed from Lake Okeechobee into the Everglades, and they change who we are. Thats when it finally happens: We start making nice with these death row devils. Wimps R Us.But let me ask you No Sympathy clubbers a question: How would you feel if you came home to your parents house one day and found them standing in the living room over a man bound and gagged, kneeling on the floor? And your mother put two loads of double ought buckshot in your fathers old side-by-side shotgun, snapped the weapon closed, handed him the gun and watched him shoot the man in the neck? How would you feel about your parents then? Thats the problem with the stateŽ going around murdering people, no mat-ter who or what those people did, or are. The state is our home. We might not want state officials murdering bad guys in our living room. That might not be what we want our kids to see, either, from us or our own parents. So we might want to rethink this thing. And finally, let me mention a third situation: A Florida panther came calling at my Alva home this week, where dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, goats and horses all wander around like theyre still living in the Garden of Eden, where nobody kills anybody. I was on the porch, late afternoon, and suddenly there it was, staring out of the woods at me from about 20 yards away. And eyeballing the menu, spread out con-veniently across my yard. Did I reach for my Remington .270 or my Winchester 30.06 or the old .30-30 lever action, or my Browning .22 mag or my short-barreled Remington 12-guage pump or an AR-15 or anything else „ machine guns, shoulder-held surface-to-air missiles, light anti-tank weapons, any-thing? Well, yes. I picked up a pitchfork and a cell phone with camera. And photographed the creature, who probably only weighed 100 pounds, at most „ a tawny, intense, hungry, humor-less-looking cat not entirely unnerved by my appearance, my approach, or my whooping. He (or she) moved away like a dream, with no sound through the crack-ling-dry bush, perhaps the single most beautiful thing Ive ever seen in Florida. That we could still live with such peerless magnificence is a gift unparalleled, once you recognize it. So one guy, Pop HogŽ he calls himself, responded to my Facebook post to sug-gest the panther is like the Jewfish (Goli-ath grouper): its a fur-bagŽ that deserves no protection because it eats livestock. I think old Hog should move to Texas, too. Q Repealing Obamacare easier said than doneRepublicans have put on a clinic on overpromising during the past several years. Even if you were paying only very little attention, you would have gotten the dis-tinct impression over the past four election cycles that the GOP was unalterably com-mitted to repealing and replacing Obam-acare. It didnt matter what year the Republicans were running (2010, 2012, 2014 or 2016) or what presidential candidate (ear-nest, establishment-friendly Mitt Romney or bombastic outsider Donald Trump), repeal of Obamacare remained the consis-tent theme. The party didnt leave anything in doubt. It didnt rely on weasel words or escape hatches. Republicans pledged to, as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz put it, repeal every blasted word of Obamacare.Ž And not in phases, not sl owly over time, but ASAP. With the House having pushed a repealand-replace bill through, it is worth recall-ing the years of sweeping promises. The House bill would roll back Obamacare taxes and introduce a significant reform of Medicaid, but when it comes to the heart of Obamacare „ the regulations „ the bill only makes it possible for states to get waivers, based on certain conditions. This is a bill probably worth having, even if it would have earned the derision of Republicans back in the days when they were winning elections with Churchillian statements of resolve on Obamacare. Now, when Republicans actually have power, everything looks different. First, there are the cold feet. As soon as Republicans were confronted with the possibility of writing law rather than mak-ing symbolic gestures, they lost much of their enthusiasm for the repeal-only bill they had sent to President Barack Obamas desk for a ritual veto in January 2016. Second, while think-tank types and a few officeholders seriously grappled with what a replacement bill would look like, for much of the party it was merely the second part of the repeal-and-replace slo-gan. Third, many Republican moderates in the House were highly reluctant to repeal Obamacare, even though they hadnt both-ered to let anyone know. Finally, the highest-profile Obamacare regulations, especially the protections for people with pre-existing conditions, are politically potent. Whether to get rid of them and how has proved the main stick-ing point in the House, and even the care-fully crafted waiver provision is vulnerable to distortion and stinging attack. All of this means House Republicans have been hard-pressed to pass an incom-plete and jury-rigged repeal-and-replace. To their credit, they didnt simply give up after the failure of the first version. And their work has been significantly complicated by taking into account what can ultimately survive under Senate rules bypassing the filibuster. Checking the box of a health-care bill in the House, almost any health-care bill, will impart some momentum to the effort, although its unclear what the prospects will be in the Senate, where the divi-sions over Obamacare are as stark as in the House, and the margin for error even smaller. What is obvious is that this hasnt been the glorious triumph as advertised elec-tion after election. The cliche is that you campaign in poetry and govern in prose. Republicans campaigned for years in stark exaggerations and now are governing in flawed compromises. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly roger


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Hall Social Jus-tice Awards, annual scholarships pre-sented to local college-bound high school seniors who have demonstrated an inter-est in advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQ community. Mr. Plakas also has been a visible advocate for the LGBTQ community; this year marks his 20th anniversary with Compass. He left Washington, D.C., in 1997 after working as a reference specialist for the Centers for Disease Controls National AIDS Clearinghouse, to join Compass fight against HIV transmission in South Florida. As Compass HIV prevention director, he represented Palm Beach County and Florida as chair of the HIV/AIDS Community Planning Partnership and as a member of the HIV/AIDS Flori-da Community Planning Group. In 1999, Mr. Plakas was named executive director of Compass. For more than a decade, he wrote weekly columns for the South Florida Sun-Sentinels editorial page that touched on LGBTQ issues. He lives in Lake Worth with his spouse, Jamie Todd Foreman Plakas. Mr. Hall and Mr. Plakas are not the first Palm Beach County residents to receive the awards. Last year, West Palm Beach lawyer and PBCHRC board member Rae Franks was recognized, and the year before, Mr. Hoch received recognition. Its an honor when your work receives notice from outside your community, but our true reward remains knowing we make a difference,Ž Mr. Hoch said. The Harvey Milk Foundation is a global nonprofit organization that promotes Mr. Milks legacy through human rights education and global outreach. In 1977, Mr. Milk (1930-1978) became the first openly LGBT elected official to a major office in the United States. He was assas-sinated in San Franciscos City Hall 11 months later. The all-volunteer foun-dation provides an on-the-ground sup-port and award-winning programming to struggling and emerging LGBT com-munities on five continents with more than four dozen dedicated volunteer leaders and long-term partnerships in 31 nations. For information, visit Q AWARDSFrom page 1 John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is known for its kayaks. But on May 13, it may be known as a home to classic cars. From noon to 4 p.m. May 13, Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park and John D MacArthur Beach State Park will host a Cruisin Food Fest and Con-cert event, which will include a food truck invasion, a live snake encounter, paddle board demonstration and raffle and live music sponsored by Singer Island Realty. The String Assassins will be on hand with their unique acoustic guitar quar-tet that melds rock, punk and bluegrass influences. Also this month, The Cor-vette Club of the Palm Beaches has challenged other car clubs in the area to a friendly competition to see which club can bring the most cars. Each car present from the winning car club will receive a free pass to any state park. Several clubs have already responded to the challenge including the East Coast Mustang Club. Admission to the event is free with park entry fee ($5 per car with maxi-mum eight passengers or $2 per pedes-trian). John D. MacArthur Beach State Park is situated on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Lake Worth Lagoon. The park is made up of 438 acres of pristine coastal land and contains four differ-ent communities or habitats includ-ing seven species of plants and 22 species of animals on the endan-gered or threatened list. For information, call 776-7449 or visit Q MacArthur park to host Cruisin’ Food Fest and Concert COURTESY PHOTOJohn D. MacArthur Beach State Park will attract food trucks and vintage cars to its Cruisin’ Food Fest and Concert, set for May 13.


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My dog Gemma, how-ever, can claim to be a New World dog whose genetic ancestry „ at least some of it „ goes back 10,000 or more years to the earliest dogs who migrated with their people to populate the Americas. Gemma is half-Chihuahua, according to her canine DNA test results from Embark. A study published last month in the journal Cell Reports found that Chihuahuas were among a group of dogs with large amounts of DNA unlike that of other breeds. Those breeds included the American hairless terri-er, Chinese crested (not actually from China, despite the name), Peruvian Inca orchid, rat terrier, toy fox terrier and Xoloitzcuintli (also known as the Mexi-can hairless). Archaeological evidence of an ancient canine subspecies existed, but this study marks the first living evi-dence of it in modern breeds. What we noticed is that there are groups of American dogs that separated somewhat from the European breeds,Ž says study co-author and dog geneti-cist Heidi Parker of the National Insti-tutes of Health. Weve been looking for some kind of signature of the New World Dog, and these dogs have New World Dogs hidden in their genome.Ž Scientists examined gene sequences from 1,346 dogs representing 161 mod-ern breeds to assemble a canine evolutionary tree. Its the largest and most diverse group of breeds studied to date and includes dogs from North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Whats the value of such a study? It has several purposes. For one, the map of dog breeds will likely help research-ers identify disease-causing genes in both dogs and humans. Using all this data, you can follow the migration of disease alleles and predict where they are likely to pop up next, and thats just so empowering for our field because a dog is such a great model for many human diseases,Ž says the studys senior co-author and dog geneticist Elaine Ostrander of the NIH. Every time theres a disease gene found in dogs, it turns out to be impor-tant in people, too.Ž One interesting finding was evidence of shared diseases across groups of dogs. For instance, collie eye anomaly (CEA) is a disease that affects develop-ment of the choroid in herding breeds such as the Australian shepherd, border collie, collie and Shetland sheepdog. But it also affects Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers, which until this study were not known to share ancestry with herd-ing breeds. The analysis showed that collies and Shetland sheepdogs were strong but undocumented contributors to the duck tollers ancestry, making them the likely source of the CEA muta-tion in that breed. The study also highlighted how the most ancient dog breeds evolved to perform certain roles. Humans likely began with certain types of dogs „ such as sleek, leggy dogs with strong prey drives for hunting and mid-size dogs for moving flocks „ and then further selected for specific physical traits. The cultural move from hunting to agricul-ture may have instigated the formation of breeds in multiple regions. I think that understanding that types go back a lot longer than breeds or just physical appearances do is something to really think about,Ž Parker says. More than half the dog breeds in existence have yet to be sequenced. The researchers plan to keep collecting dog genomes „ often acquired from DNA samples provided by owners at dog shows „ to fill in the gaps. Gemma? Shes lording it over our cavalier King Charles spaniels because her ancestry goes back farther than theirs. Q Pets of the Week>> Joe is a 6-year-old, 48-pound male mixed breed dog that is friendly and charming and ready to go. >> Pinky is a 4-yearold female cat that loves one-on-one time with her humans.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. >> Cary Grant is a male orange tabby, about 4 years old. He’s a little shy at rst, but warms up quickly. He loves to be petted and brushed.>> Cessa is a black/white/ brown female tabby, about 3 years old. She is very sweet and loving, and likes to have her humans pet and brush her.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 This coated Xoloitzcuintli is one of several breeds believed to have DNA from ancient American dogs.


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ance Agents of Palm Beach County. “It’s a huge problem. It’s not good for the (insurance) industry and in a majority of cases it’s not good for the consumer either.” Here’s a Cliffs Notes version of how the scheme typically works: A homeown er has nonweather-related water damage. He calls a contractor to clean up the mess and make repairs. The contractor advises him to sign an “assignment of benefits” or AOB document, in which the home owner transfers many of his rights as the insured to the contractor, who works with a lawyer on the homeowner’s behalf to collect a claim. Then the lawyer sues or threatens to sue the insurance company to pay out far more than the damage is worth, using a 1959 Florida statute known as one-way attorney fees. It states that if an insur ance company loses in court or settles for an amount that is higher than the original offer, the company is liable for all attorney’s fees. Insurers have been pay ing inflated claims rather than pay even more money for a court battle. Ultimately, the costs incurred by a massive wave of AOB-related water and property damage claims, the Office of Insurance Regulation says, have been falling on the backs of homeowners in the form of higher insurance premiums. It estimates those premiums will con tinue to rise statewide at the rate of about 10 percent per year or more where AOB abuse is most common. Insurance industry professionals said that AOB and one-way attorney fees can benefit consumers, to protect and aid them in dealing with insurance compa nies, but that they were not intended to be used by third-party businesses to squeeze out inflated claims. The AOB/one-way attorney fees scheme is estimated to have started around 2010 or 2011 and exploded virally since then. In 2006 there were 405 AOB-related lawsuits across Florida, the Office of Insurance Regulation says. In 2011 there were 1,000. In 2016, there were 28,200 AOB-related lawsuits. Attorney Harvey V. Cohen, whose Orlando-area firm Cohen Grossman has filed among the most AOB suits in Flor ida, is “known throughout the state of Florida and nationwide as the go-to attor ney for assignment of benefit contract cases as it pertains to the restoration industry,” his website reads. Mr. Cohen contends that the rapid growth is not due to lawyers and con tractors abusing the rules to cash in on inflated claims, but instead due to legiti mate use of AOB to help homeowners get the work they need done right away and get fair compensation for themselves and for contractors. “I think more and more people are understanding the benefits as a business and homeowners are understanding the benefits of using AOB,” he said. The Florida Office of Insurance Regu lation and Commissioner David Altma ier have been “misled by the insurance industry,” Mr. Cohen said, into believing that AOB lawsuits are forcing wealthy private insurance companies to raise their rates. “Honestly, all of this is completely made up just so they have a scapegoat,” he said. “They want to collect premiums and not pay claims.” He insists that none of the suits he has brought against insurance companies have been inflated. “One hundred percent not inflated,” he said. Does he believe there is any AOB fraud and abuse in the system at all? “I don’t know,” Mr. Cohen said. “I’m sure there are abuses in any field wheth er you’re a reporter, a plumber, an attor ney or a doctor, that some people will abuse the system, but I don’t have any evidence of that.” Attorneys and contractors who may be abusing the rules are off the hook because what they’re doing is legal, which is why the Office of Insurance Regulation and others are pushing lawmakers to reform the rules. “We remain hopeful that lawmakers are going to address the fraud and abuse that is rampant with this particular issue,” said Edie Ousley, vice president of public affairs for the Florida Chamber of Commerce, which is spearheading the Consumer Protection Coalition, a group that pushes for legislative reform to stop AOB abuse. Although they’ve been aware of the problem for several years now, legislators have failed to pass bills that could stop the surging prices for home insurance pre miums. “This is not going to go away,” said Sen. Dorothy Hukill, R-District 14, who introduced a bill in February along with Sen. Kathleen Pas sidomo, R-District 28, designed to stop AOB and one-way attorney fee abuse. “This is not going to get better. You can turn a blind eye for only so long.” But Sen. Anitere Flores, R-District 39, as chair of the Senate Banking and Insur ance Committee, refused to allow the bill to be heard. A Wall Street Jour nal opinion piece on April 1 took her to task for blocking the legislation while placing “two bills on her committee’s agenda sponsored by Democrat Gary Farmer, who used to run Florida’s trial-bar lobby. Mr. Farmer’s bills would keep the attorney fee game going…” Sen. Flores said she blocked the Hukill-Passidomo SB 1038 because insurance companies refused to guarantee that rates would go down if it passed. “Rates should come down and there should be something in the law that states that and up until now the insur ance companies have been very, well, hesitant is a small word,” she said. “They have said ‘absolutely not.’ They’re saying they can’t guarantee that this will make rates go down or at least stabilize rates even though they’re saying this is why rates are going up.” She added in a prepared statement that the Hukill-Passidomo legislation “hinders consumers’ ability to protect themselves when insurance companies take advantage of them. If the Hukill-Pas sidomo bill would be amended to ensure that insurance rates will go down for some time as a result of passing that bill, this Committee will be happy to hear it.” The latest proposed legislation, House bill 1421 sponsored by Rep. James Grant, R-District 64, also was written to curb AOB abuse. It was heard favorably by the House Insurance and Banking Subcom mittee, and the Commerce Committee. The session ended May 5 and the bill was postponed indefinitely. “We think this bill goes a long way towards mitigating a cost driver for Flor ida consumers,” said David Altmaier, Florida’s insurance commissioner, to House lawmakers on April 17. Florida’s state-backed nonprofit insur er of last resort, Citizens Property Insur ance, also supported the bill. Sen. Hukill doubted that there was time to pass a bill, but said she will try again in 2018, and that meanwhile, AOB misuse may continue to spread. “If there are unscrupulous contractors and attorneys out there who have hit upon a scheme that works, it’s not going to be limited to one area. That may be the area where it’s most prevalent (in Southeast Florida), but there’s going to be flooding all over.” Citizens points out other problems with AOB that it says should be addressed by legislation. For instance, policyhold ers are normally supposed to notify an insurance company promptly after a loss, and keep records, said Michael Peltier, a spokesperson for Citizens, but con tractors and lawyers acting as a third-party on behalf of homeowners may not have those same responsibilities under an AOB. “We’re seeing increasingly when we get the first notice of loss we are already getting a notice that we are being sued,” before they even make an offer, Mr. Pel tier said. He says that contractors and attorneys should be subject to the same respon sibilities as homeowners if they use an AOB. There are other ways homeowners can be left in the lurch, he added. If the con tractor is unable to collect the inflated claim from the insurance agency, they may be able to legally hold the home owner responsible for paying out the balance themselves, and even place a lien on their home. AOB abuse is also financially damag ing Citizens. It attributes AOB abuse as the driving factor behind what it esti mates will be an $86 million loss in 2018. And if there happens to be a catastrophic hurricane, combined with AOB fraud and abuse, the losses could be astronomical, leaving taxpayers on the hook. “When we have a storm, God forbid we do, we’re particularly vulnerable,” Sen. Hukill said. The misuse of AOB and one-way attor ney fee rules may also drive private insurers from doing business, especially in areas where AOB-related claims are most common, in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, although AOB claims have also been on the rise in Cen tral and Southwest Florida, and other parts of the state. “The insurance carriers can close off areas and ZIP codes or not write at all,” said Mr. Norberg of Arden Insurance. “I have several who will not write a poli cy in Miami-Dade and Broward County because the problems are so extensive, and they’re starting now to limit more in Palm Beach County. Especially older homes that are subject to water type losses.” According to Citizens, its average amount of a claim from 2010 to 2016 nearly doubled in tri-county southeast Florida, from $10,301 to $19,966. And the frequency of water claims in the tri-county area is up more than 50 percent, even though its number of policies in the region has shrunk by two-thirds since 2012. Law firms, contractors often use AOBCitizens says that a handful of law firms and contractors have been respon sible for the majority of AOB-related claims. Cohen Grossman has had the most AOB-related lawsuits on its books since 2014, Citizens found, followed by Tru jillo Vargas Gonzalez & Hevia. Trujillo Vargas did not respond to a request for comment. And contractors that have most often been involved in AOB suit submissions as of last July include a franchise com pany, Restoration 1, as well as National Water Restoration. National Water Res toration did not respond to a request for comment. Micah Findley, vice president of opera tions for Restoration 1, said the company is making improvements that will elimi nate the need for AOBs. He wrote: “Restoration 1, as a network, is moving away from AOBs across the country and focusing on providing accurate and fair invoices to insurance carriers, and policy holders, through more in-depth franchise owner training and ongoing support. This shift is the latest of several changes since new management took over the organization in 2016 and began making improvements to services and systems across the franchise network.” Mr. Findley said Restoration 1 has partnered with National Water, a com pany that will vet the accuracy of their franchise owners’ job estimates. “By providing our franchise owners with the best training and vendor sup port for estimates and invoices, we elimi nate the need for AOBs,” he wrote. He added that Citizens Insurance shows “skewed data that represents all 11 Restoration 1 locations as one entity and compares it to single-unit locations… “Despite this clarification, we will maintain our commitment to continued improvement.” Joe Taylor of Joe Taylor Restoration, a contractor that does work in South Florida including Palm Beach, Lee, Char lotte and Collier counties, doesn’t use AOBs. “The past three to five years it’s really become like a plague,” he said. “We work with 50-plus (insurance) carriers and rates are going up across the board and the No. 1 reason is AOB.”FRAUDFrom page 1 An advertisement for a workshop from an attor ney, Harvey V. Cohen, teaching contractors how to use assignment of benefits, or AOB, to col lect money from insurance agencies back in 2013. His firm, Cohen Grossman, has been found by Citizens Insurance to have brought more AOB lawsuits than any other one in Florida from 2014 to 2017. Top 10 attorneys for ling AOB lawsuits in Florida, 2014 to 2017>> Cohen Grossman, Orlando: 564 >> Trujillo Vargas Gonzalez & Hevia, Coral Gables: 392 >> The Mineo Salcedo Law Firm, Davie: 357 >> Marin, Eljaiek & Lopez, Miami: 254 >> MAS Collections, Miami: 246 >> The Diener Firm, Plantation: 243 >> Militzok & Levy, ofces in Hollywood, Miami and New York City: 212 >> Consumer Law Ofce, North Miami Beach: 192 >> Cardenas Law Group, Miami: 159 >> The Gilchrist Law Firm, Coral Gables: 153 — Source: Citizens Property InsuranceHUKILL PASSIDOMO FLORES FARMER A10 NEWS WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY


Mr. Taylor said his business is increas ingly in demand to do not just restoration work, but as an expert witness in AOB lawsuits, peer-reviews and comparative estimates by insurance companies who feel a claim is inflated: “We used to do one a quarter, and then it was one a month, and then one a week, and then one a day. We probably get five a day now.” Mr. Taylor said, “The reality is AOB is a license to steal and they know it and they’ll do it until the day it becomes illegal,” adding that he believes even that won’t stop the process. He also gets solicitations from attor neys to attend workshops teaching con tractors how to use AOBs. AOBs and one-way attorney fees are not in and of themselves bad laws, Mr. Peltier with Citizens believes. “We don’t have a problem with the policyholder’s right to sign an AOB,” he said, which could afford them the conve nience of not dealing with an insurance company among other benefits. “What we do have an issue with is the way this process has been manipulated for some thing that it wasn’t intended to be.” He also says that one-way attorney fees was “a good law” intended to pro tect consumers. If a homeowner is not satisfied with an insurance company or the amount its paying, he can go to court and if the insurance company agrees to pay even a penny more than the original claim, they are required to cover all the attorney fees. “This was a David and Goliath kind of thing,” he said, “So that homeowners would have the ability to go up against deep-pocket insurance companies when they had a claim. It also worked as a way to tell the insurance industry, ‘you folks better respond to claims in good faith because if you go to court and lose it’s going to cost you even more money.’ What we saw in 2011 was that increasing ly folks were using AOB and sort of sign ing their rights and the policy benefits over to a third-party contractor say, and the contractor through law firms started to use the one-way attorney fee statute in cases … A business-to-business lawsuit for which that law was never intended.”AOB cases in South Florida There are payoffs for others involved in AOB and one-way attorney fee schemes as well, even if they don’t realize fully what they’re involved in, Mr. Norberg said. In some cases the initial contractor, say a plumber, will be paid a referral fee of $200 to $1,000 or more to refer another subcontractor for further repairs, who then gets the homeowner to sign an AOB and sue an insurance company. “In a lot of cases, the insured doesn’t even know they’re party to this lawsuit,” Mr. Norberg said. Some homeowners also get a payoff. And word spreads: One homeowner tells a friend about it. “It’s a snowball effect,” Mr. Norberg said. “And I have calls from my clients, ‘Hey, I’ve heard I can file a claim for this water leak that’s been dripping now for the last 10 years and never fixed it and I can get all my cabinets replaced.’ There’s a lot of people taking advantage of the situation but it drives rates up for you and me.” But he adds when a large AOB claim is filed on behalf of a homeowner, it could cause an insurance company to drop that homeowner. That happened to one of Mr. Norberg’s clients. “The insurance we were able to find her was probably dou ble her last premium because nobody’s going to take her because she’s got a past water claim,” he said. Insurance agent Brian Samberg, presi dent of Boca Raton-based Southeast Insurance, has at least a few clients who have run into nightmare scenarios by signing AOBs. In one developing case, a Boca Raton couple in their mid-60s tells him that their signature was forged on an AOB form during the first week in April. For them, it worked like this: They had water damage in their condo from a unit above them and contacted Southeast Insurance to report the loss. “We were very careful in expressing, do not sign an AOB form,” Mr. Samberg said. The couple called a contractor who provided an AOB form the couple says they refused to sign. A few weeks later he found out the couple discovered that the insurance company had an AOB signed in their name. The insurance company had estimated the damages to the unit for water remov al and mold remediation cost $6,000, but the contractor who claims to have their signature on an AOB form is saying it cost more than four times that amount, at least $24,000, Mr. Samberg said. There is a separate claim for $17,000 for additional damages to the unit. It’s unclear how the issue will be resolved. “Bottom line is the client has no money at this point. They don’t know when they get the money, if this restoration com pany is going to come after them. It’s a mess.” In another case, a Boca Raton senior living in a single-family home had water damage, he said. The insurance company told him it would take a week to 10 days to handle the claim paperwork. A con tractor came to his home and advised him to sign an AOB and pay the $15,000 up front instead of waiting the 10 days. He expected to get that $15,000 back minus his normal deductible. Because he signed the AOB form, the insurance company paid the claim directly to the contractor, who legally has no obligation to return the money. Q “The unscrupulous guys are turning a small water leak under a kitchen cabinet into a $30,000 kitchen for people ... It’s a huge problem. It’s not good for the (insurance) industry and in a majority of cases it’s not good for the consumer either.”— Robert Norberg, vice president of Lantana-based Arden Insurance Associates and president of Independent Insurance Agents of Palm Beach County FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 NEWS A11 r 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.nnnn Dr. Weisstein, a collegiate baseball player and today an avid athlete, knows how critical pain-free mobility is to a full life. 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Later this month, John Sanford of Jupiter, the incoming president of the Amer-ican Society of Golf Course Architects, will host the groups annual meeting May 18-23 and Seminole is one of three courses being used for some recreational golf, along with No. 130 Jupiter Hills and The Bears Club on Donald Ross Road (named for a different Donald Ross). What a trio of local courses to break up days of meetings, seminars and the awards dinner at which golf course designer Alice Dye of Gulf Stream will be honored. QQQ Then on June 13, during U.S. Open week at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, head professional Bob Ford, 63, will receive the Bob Jones Award, the USGAs high-est honor. He should be recovered suf-ficiently by then from hip replacement surgery earlier this month. Following rehab here, he hopes to be able to get back to Oakmont by the end of June. Its wonderful that the USGA has chosen a PGA club professional to receive the Bob Jones Award,Ž Mr. Ford said recent-ly, and I am very honored to be the one they chose this year.Ž Added PGA of America President Paul Levy, Bob has dedicated his life to bringing joy to so many through the game, while mentoring and grooming the next generation of PGA profession-als.Ž At Oakmont, Mr. Ford was succeed-ed by Devin Gee, a former assistant. According to the USGA, the Bob Jones Award is given in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. The Award seeks to recognize a person who emulates Jones spirit, his personal qualities and his attitude toward the game and its players.Ž Mr. Ford was the head professional at Oakmont, near Pittsburgh, for 37 years, retiring after the summer of 2016. Hes now finishing 17 winters at Seminole, pulling double duty until this season. 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Adam had a sorry work history of promising starts that inevitably led to a steady stream of woeful performances. Since childhood, Adam had wasted countless hours going through the multiple piles of papers around him, continually misplaced important papers and had frustrated his parents, teachers and friends. Although Adam took positive steps like buying organizers and setting alerts on his phone, he lost important things or got sidetracked from the task at hand. Adam knew his boss was tired of giving him second chances. And Adam knew he wouldnt be able to talk himself out of this one. The ironic thing was, Jim really liked Adam, and had overlooked several mistakes. But Jim no longer could justify tolerating Adams lateness or missed deadlines. As with so many jobs before this one, Adam knew he would be let go.Does Adam, in the fictionalized vignette ab ove, sound like someone you know? Or can you, yourself, iden-tify with the challenges he faces? Have you spent far too many hours sheep-ishly apologizing or hating yourself for falling short of your potential? Has it seemed like there was something ter-ribly wrong, but you just couldnt fig-ure out why you couldnt get your act together? You are not alone. You may be struggling with the symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyper-activity Disorder. ADHD affects many adults, as well as children. Its wide variety of frustrating symptoms can hamper everything from your relation-ships to your work. According to Dr. Joseph Biederman, chief of Clinical and Research Pro-grams in Pediatric Psychopharmacol-ogy and Adult ADHD at the Massa-chusetts General Hospital: ADHD is a common, early-onset neuropsychi-atric disorder ƒ characterized by inat-tention, hyperactivity and impulsivity „ all of which can lead to substan-tial social, academic and occupational impairment.Ž ADHD can begin in child-hood and can affect people at all levels of intelligence. While we all sometimes have some of the symptoms of ADHD, a diagnosis of ADHD is made when ongoing, significant limits compromise ability to function. Many adults with ADHD arent aware they have it. While they may know that they struggle with demoralizing traits that hamper their social and occupa-tional well being, often they dont have a framework in which to understand the nature of their challenges. They may have assumed they were suffering from an anxiety disorder, depression or substance abuse „ or that, sadly, they were just incompetent. These individuals, and those around them, are aware that everyday tasks and responsibilities can become a chore for them „ often with a series of calami-ties as deadlines are missed, important papers misplaced or critical meetings sabotaged by lateness and/or inatten-tion. Adults with ADHD may have tremendous difficulty focusing, setting priorities and properly managing time, and are often procrastinators. They also may struggle with excess energy and may find it hard to control impuls-es. Problems with attention result in poor listening skills that eventually lead to many missed appointments and misunderstandings. These symptoms can range from mildly annoying to severe. In the more severe cases, these may be the folks we see impatiently pac-ing, blasting their horns in traffic or escalating to loud outbursts of anger. There is also a subset of individuals who have ADD, experiencing the attention challenges of ADHD, but who do not struggle with the exces-sive energy and activity. Those with undiagnosed ADHD may have spent most of their life fielding scornful judg-ments „ labeled lazy or scatter-brained „ and ultimately concluding that there might be some merit to the charges. Their par-ents may have been fear-ful of bringing them for evaluations, worrying that their child might be stig-matized at school or pre-scribed medications that would be harmful. For many, ultimately reaching out for a proper diagnosis and receiving guidance and support, along with a viable treatment plan, can not only be a tremendous relief, but life-altering. Treatment may be a combination of medications (often stimulants or other classes of medications) and/or other psychosocial interventions, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, psycho-logical testing, support groups, coach-ing or biofeedback. It also is valuable to establish a consistent, trusting relationship with experienced mental health profession-als who can help to begin a solid path toward improved relationships and mastered life skills. According to Dr. Biederman, there is often a greater risk in NOT treat-ing a young person who shows symp-toms of ADHD, as the pronounced academic and social deficits that could go unaddressed could begin a lifelong pattern of poor performance and low self-esteem. Studies have shown that the life o utcomes of those treated for ADHD compared to those who have not, are dramatically different by such measures as educational attainment, successful employment and decreased risk of addiction/substance use disor-ders.Ž Q „ Linda Lipshutz, a psychotherapist serving individuals, couples and families, can be reached in her Palm Beach Gardens office at 561-630-2827 and at linda


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 NEWS A17 Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League € 3200 N Military Trail € West Palm Beach, FL 33409 € Dont Touch! Her life depends on it!Picking up and taking newborn kittens to a shelter is usually the LAST thing you should do.Learn how to save these kittens lives at found-kitten-resources or call: 561-686-3663 HEALTHY LIVINGPreventing and treating high blood pressure, stroke PALM BEACH GARDENS MEDICAL CENTERApproximately every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke and roughly every four minutes someone dies of a stroke. It causes about one in 20 deaths annually „ mak-ing it the fifth-leading cause of death „ and the primary reason for long-term disability. So if you could take steps now to lower your risk of having a stroke, you would, wouldnt you? Well, you can. First on your list would be to control your blood pressure. The most important risk factor for stroke is high blood pressure, or hyper-tension. If left untreated, this condition can damage blood vessels throughout the body, causing them to narrow and clog more easily or weaken them so they could burst, resulting in internal bleeding. When blood vessels in the brain become blocked or break and then leak blood into the brain, brain cells begin to die and the brain is not able to func-tion properly. In addition to stroke, high blood pressure also can cause other forms of brain damage, including dementia and memory loss. Blood pressure is the amount of force exerted by blood against artery walls. It is expressed in two numbers that are measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). The first number, or systolic blood pressure, measures the amount of force when the heart beats. The second number, or diastolic blood pres-sure, measures pressure in the arteries between heartbeats. Normal blood pres-sure is less than 120/80 mmHg. Prehyperten-sion may be diagnosed if the systolic pressure is between 120 to 139 mmHg or the diastolic pressure is between 80 to 89 mmHg. Blood pressure is consid-ered to be high if sys-tolic pressure is 140 mmHg or higher, or if the diastolic pres-sure is 90 mmHg or higher, which can also be expressed as 140/90 mmHg. Blood pressure can be controlled by mak-ing lifestyle changes or taking medica-tion. Some ways to manage blood pres-sure include: € Reducing salt in foods€ Eating healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole-grain foods, low-fat or fat-free dairy products, fish, and low-calorie, low-fat snacks € Maintaining a healthy body weight€ Engaging in physical activity on a regular basis by exercising through walking, swimming, riding a bicycle or dancing € Limiting alcohol intake to no more than two alcoholic drinks a day for men and one per day for women € Not smoking€ Taking medications as directed by your physician to lower blood pressure In addition to being the leading cause of stroke, high blood pressure can cause heart failure, coronary artery disease, kidney failure and eye blood vessel dam-age. It also has been linked to sexual dys-function, bone loss and trouble sleeping. Time is critical when youre having a stroke. Two million brain cells die every minute your brain is deprived of oxy-gen, so you need treatment as quickly as possible. Not only that, but you need to know that treatment follows the latest in best practices and standards. When the clock is ticking, the Primary Stroke Center at Palm Beach Gardens has a multidisciplinary team commit-ted to making sure stroke patients are seen and treatment is started as quickly as possible. Our stroke team includes emergency department physi-cians, neurologists, and radiologists who specialize in stroke care. The team is available around-the-clock to respond when a patient with stroke symptoms comes to the hospital. Our stroke center has made the com-mitment to decrease the time it takes to administer the clot-busting drug, tPA, once a patient arrives in the ER, which is known as door-to-needle time. The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association advocates a door-to-needle time of 60 minutes or less, but our team has treated patients in as little as 21 minutes. Were here to stop your stroke in its tracks. In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, we are partnering up with PBG Fire Res-cue to offer free stroke risk assessments and a panel of experts presentation with a local stroke survivor. The event will be held May 18 at the Palm Beach Gardens Council Chambers.To register, please call 877-470-3928 or visit Q


BUSINESS PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 10-16, 2017 A18 | WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM T HAPPENS EVERY LATE SPRING: A COUPLE OF big-leaguers with cannons for arms start throwing fastballs over 100 mph on the diamond, and the blockbuster movie sea-son begins on the silver screen. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,Ž and SnatchedŽ hit theaters May 12; Alien: Cove-nantŽ starts May 19, followed by BaywatchŽ and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesŽ on May 26 „ and thats just May alone. Then the action really gets going. But none of it matters if nobody shows up to view the films. That fact creates another art form: the business of promotions, with its long and colorful history. When it comes to movie theaters in the United States „ and especially in southern Florida from Palm Beach Gardens to Punta Gorda and Fort Lauderdale to Naples and Fort Myers „ air conditioning and a couple of cartoons before the main feature wont do the job anymore, the experts say. Hot as it is in the summer subtropics, such extras have long since become pass. Now, promotions include significantly increased luxury inside the theater, broadly expanded SEE MOVIES, A19 XTheaters ratchet up the promotions to get patrons into seats for summer films.IBY ROGER WILLIAMSrwilliams@” SUMMERATTHEMOVIES Summer movies>> Check out our complete look at all movies coming out this summer in our Arts & Entertainment section. MONEY & INVESTINGU.S. must heed the lesson of Puerto Rico’s massive debt, bankruptcyWith all the amazing advances scientists are making around the world, one, which has seemingly been left out, is time travel. It has been 50 years since Albert Einstein developed theories on this subject, yet it seems we are no closer to jumping into a Delorean and being able to meet your great-great-great grandchildren. I guess our bright-est scientists have been too busy focus-ing on developing artificial intelligence, which will predict which YouTube video I would be most likely to click on, or a smart phone camera which will make me look like a supermodel. Luckily for us, however, the island territory of Puerto Rico has enabled all of us to jump forward in time and see the likely future of the U.S. financial markets. Puerto Rico filed a form of bankruptcy after years of struggling under debt payments that it could not hope to repay. So how did Puerto Rico get to this place and what does it fore-tell about the U.S. financial markets? For decades, the economy of Puerto Rico was robust. First, it had a healthy tourism revenue stream with world-class beaches and hotels attracting peo-ple from all over the globe. And second, the island attracted multinational cor-porations and manufacturing facilities because of the special tax-exempt sta-tus of the territory. But things started to go south for Puerto Rico in the 1990s. First, Con-gress changed the tax laws, which elimi-nated the tax benefits for the territory. This caused many manufacturing facili-ties, especially in the pharmaceutical industry, to leave the island. Thousands of jobs disappeared. Then the Great Recession 10 years later dramatically cut tourist and development dollars from flowing into the territory. Despite the massive loss of revenue and jobs, the government made the decision to maintain its spending. To bridge the revenue shortfall, it started to borrow heavily. And the government could not make up for the thousands of private sector job losses and the economy contracted year after year. Without opportunity, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans left their home and moved to the U.S. main-land. Most of these people were its wealthiest, most skilled and best edu-cated. Today, unemployment in Puerto Rico is over 60 percent. With declining revenue and ballooning debt, the house of cards fell. Puerto Ricos bankruptcy is the largest U.S. municipal bankruptcy by a huge magnitude. The previous record holder was Detroits $18 billion bankruptcy in 2013. Puerto Rico has over $120 billion in debt. The pain of this insolvency will be spread among many groups. Bondholders, including retirees who enjoyed Puerto Ricos tax-free interest payments, will almost certainly lose some principal in a restructuring. But the real losers will be the people of Puerto Rico. With no ability to bor-row more money, the government will be forced to cut services. This will push the island into an even greater decline. In addition, many anticipate that the government pensions will never be fully funded, depriving those retired of money they earned. Clearly, the events in Puerto Rico are a warning to us all. Just like Puerto Rico, the U.S. government is faced with massive under-funded entitlements and revenues that do not come close to matching obliga-tions. And while things are fine for now, we do not have a time machine to know what event can start a chain of reac-tions that can put us all in serious finan-cial turmoil. The time to act is now. Q eric


FLORIDA WEEKLY www WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 BUSINESS A19 concessions, and even dinner menus, with special deals on food and drink on special days, for example. Thats where the money is for theater owners, they say, since ticket sales them-selves generate income primarily for the studios that make the movies and rent them to theaters in the first place. The summer blockbuster season is an exciting time for C inpolis USA,Ž says April Mendoza, vice president of sales and marketing, the biggest in Latin America and fourth largest in the world. Well have film-themed cocktails that offer a playful spin on a movie outing at our luxury theaters (and) were also excited to debut our Private Label Cinpo-lis Ros wine this summer at theaters that serve alcohol, like Cinpolis Jupiter. Lastly, well be selling special premium merchandise items for Minions and Spi-derman, among potentially others.Ž At AMC theaters, its no longer just a few candy bars, a box of Milk Duds or Junior Mints, popcorn and soda pop at the concession counter. Now, youll find chicken waffle sandwiches and sliders, a new, 1.5-pound Bavar-ian Legend Pretzel, and a special were just launching „ caramel M&Ms which hit the stores the first of May,Ž says Ryan Noonan, public relations director for the Kansas City-based company. Theyve also launched in AMC theaters, so if you buy a large popcorn combo youll get half-off a package of the new caramel M&Ms.Ž But thats peanuts compared to Silverspot Cinema promotions in Naples and at Coconut Creek (the company has also moved into North Carolina at Chapel Hill). For example, the big $12 bacon cheese-burger with fries: You order it, they bring it to your seat. Silverspot also offers Mommys morning moviesŽ for $7 a ticket, or $7 senior specials „ the first show of the day. On Terrific TuesdaysŽ movies are $8 with a medium popcorn and soda for $7. Theres the Spaghetti WesternŽ for $23 per per-son „ that includes a pre-movie spaghetti dinner followed by such classic spaghetti westernsŽ as Once Upon a Time in the West.Ž And theres even a Mothers Day special with limited seating and reservations required for a showing of Trilogy.Ž It includes a three-course brunch, bloody marys and mimosas, and a kids menu „ thats $29.99 per person. Randi Emerman, vice president of strategic planning for the company and former head of the Palm Beach International Film Festival, has a bigger vision in which pro-motions can become education, or even therapy of sorts. When The WallŽ opens later in the month „ a serious film about two soldiers who rely on a wall for sur-vival, one on each side „ shes recruited a philanthropist to pick up the tab for 150 veterans. There may be lectures before a film, or just plain fun. We like to bring the films theatrics into the theater, too,Ž she says. For example, when 50 Shades Darker opened, we had special cocktails „ 50 Shades Darker cocktails. For Star Wars, everybody behind the concession stand had uniforms.Ž But food and drink arent the only things theater owners use nowadays to promote larger crowds. AMCs biggest promotion came along starting about seven years ago. The recliner seating youre seeing in AMC theaters in Florida and now in many theaters nationwide was our initiative,Ž Mr. Noonan says. We pioneered plush power recliners and got incredible feedback from guests.Ž When everybody else started doing that too, we expanded to a wider range of food and beverage options, from menu options to dine-in theater. We have one of those at Coral Ridge in Fort Lauderdale. It goes above and beyond a traditional movie experience; its a full-service restaurant. You sit down in a plush power recliner, you have a menu and a fold-in, fold-out table. You hit a button and a server will show up and take care of your food and drinks, and they can include cocktails, beer and wine.Ž One more thing, says Mr. Noonan, whose company has theaters in all Florida Weekly markets: Weve focused on an increase in the premium experience. We have more I-MAXes than anybody in North America and weve recently partnered with Dolby to roll out Dolby AMC, with a Dolby Vision laser projector and Dolby sound so when theres an explosion on screen ƒŽ When theres an explosion on screen its not just blockbuster season, its block-BOOMbuster season, apparently. Q MOVIESFrom page 18 COURTESY PHOTOThe Cinepolis sees crowds of moviegoers in the summer. Name: Craig Miller Title: CEO and co-founder of Fabrikant & Miller Location: Palm Beach BY MARY THURWACHTERmthurwachter@” oridaweekly.comIf youre looking to sell fine jewelry and diamonds, Craig Miller is a good guy to know. Hes been in the business for 30 years, starting before he even got out of college. Mr. Miller and Peter Fabrikant, who comes from a long family history of jew-elry retail, recently opened Fabrikant & Miller ( in Via Encantada off Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. The company buys and sells lux-ury pre-owned jewelry, diamonds and watches. The two men have known each other for years and had been talking about start-ing a business in Palm Beach for a long time. They opened Fabrikant & Miller in December. We buy things people just arent using anymore,Ž Mr. Miller said. People inher-it jewelry or have just gone through a divorce or just dont wear the jewelry anymore.Ž Of course, Palm Beach has many shops that buy, sell and consign fine jewelry, but Fabrikant & Miller offers valuable extras „ trust and experience. Mr. Miller has held top sales and management positions within some of the most prestigious international high jew-elry firms including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, GRAFF, Bulgari and Tourneau stationed in top markets that include Palm Beach, New York City and Washington, D.C. As senior director for a global buying company that specialized in buying pre-owned jewelry, Mr. Miller built the busi-ness and worked to expand the companys worldwide reach. His multi-market expertise as both retailer and wholesaler, paired with an unerring reputation, has garnered him an eminent network of international buyers and sellers. Having some history here helps,Ž Mr. Miller, who has worked for many luxury retailers on Worth Avenue, said. Its a trust game.Ž He and Mr. Fabrikant, a pioneer in modern estate jewelry buying, prefer selling pre-owned jewelry. Theres much more flexibility in the secondary market,Ž Mr. Miller said. Its more value-driven.Ž And often, there are fascinating stories that come with the pieces. If you allow people a platform, they will share a story surrounding the item they brought in,Ž he said. Sellers never have to worry about seeing jewelry they sold showing up on someone else at the next gala in town. We never sell jewelry we buy here in Palm Beach,Ž Mr. Miller said. We sell it somewhere else. Its important to be as discreet as possible. Thats why we are as successful as we are.Ž Mr. Craig, who grew up in St. Louis, said that when he went to college he intended to become a psychologist. But after taking a job in wholesale distribution he transferred to selling jewelry and got a job as assistant manager at Cartier in Palm Beach. Thats when I got my luxury training and learned the art of selling luxury jew-elry,Ž he said. That launched his career. While he has no regrets about not becoming a psychologist, the training he received in college (University of Mis-souri in Columbia) continues to serve him well. I use psychology every day,Ž Mr. Miller said. Jewelry became a vehicle for me to carve out a living.Ž He doesnt personally collect jewelry. Im a watch enthusiast,Ž Mr. Miller said. His current fascination is the new Rolex Daytona with black ceramic bezel and white dial. Craig Miller Age: 50 Where I grew up? St. Louis Where I live now? West Palm Beach Education: Attended the University of Missouri and earned his diamond certifi-cation from the Gemological Institute of America What brought me to Florida? To work at Cartier in Palm Beach, and to be closer to my family, who moved here from St. Louis. My job today: CEO and Co-founder of Fabrikant & Miller My first job and what it taught me: I worked for a wholesaler that distributed fashion jewelry to retailers. I learned how to manage inventory, and I created an international shipping department. Career highlight: A personal highlight while serving as manager for Graff on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach was the opportunity to sell a stone for close to $5 million. Hobbies: I grew up playing the drums and was a drummer in a garage band for a time, so music is a big part of my life. And, I love living in one of the countrys premier golfing destinations, so I play golf as often as I can. Best advice for someone looking to make it in my field: Be patient and stay true to your goals, and maintain integrity and honesty throughout the process. About mentors: I have had many mentors throughout my professional career who have taught the importance of liquid-ity and velocity, but I feel it is my clients who have taught me the most important lesson. I am constantly humbled by their trust and loyalty, and it reminds me to ensure compassion and kindness under-score every transaction, no matter how big or how small. Q MOVING ON UP“If you allow people a platform, they will share a story surrounding the item they brought in.” — Craig Miller, CEO and co-founder of Fabrikant & Miller CAPEHART PHOTOGRAPHYCraig Miller worked at Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, GRAFF, Bulgari and Tourneau before opening his own jewelry business off Worth Avenue.


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FLORIDA WEEKLY www WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 REAL ESTATE A21 BEHIND THE WHEELCar companies are trading brands like quarterbacksThe NFL draft should have nothing to do with the auto industry. But as a few key trades have affected an entire league, right now, it feels like there is little difference between the gridiron and the assembly line. Last month, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne got analysts buzzing. During a conference call, he suggested that part of the companys strategy was to sell off the Jeep and Ram truck brands. While this idea was once gossip, when the person calling the shots at FCA casually confirms it, rumors graduate into probable plans. This possible o utcome shouldnt be a big surprise to industry watchers. Jeep and Ram are the most profitable parts of the business. They have been given the newest vehicles while lineups at Dodge and Chrys-ler have been streamlined. With this m ove, Fiat has an opportunity to cash out its investment (they bought controlling inter-est in the American firm six years ago.) Plus, even if Jeep and Ram are jettisoned, the remaining dealer network will be an attractive buy for companies looking to make inroads in the U.S. After all, anoth-er foreign carmaker might want to take advantage of the brand names known to Americans and their local dealerships. At the same time, this new company can inset its own products to replace cars like the departing Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart. FCAs Italian management wont be exceptionally burdened if they divorce the American brands. Fiat created its own inroads back to the U.S. by requiring many separate and new dealerships for the Fiat and Alfa Romeo vehicles. Thus, if Mar-chionne doesnt have much to lose when selling a brand or two, we should all listen when he says Jeep and Ram are in play. If the remaining Chrysler/Dodge cars and its dealer network were up for grabs, it would not only appeal to the emerging Chinese brands, but also the established Peugeot/Citroen. General Motors is the catalyst for that. GM announced a deal a few weeks ago to sell off its European-focused Opel and Vauxhall brands to Peugeot/Citroen. At first that might appear of little conse-quence to the American automaker, but the ripples will be felt on this side of the Atlantic. The German firm Opel was at the engineering heart of GMs mid-priced sedan. It was able to inject some Volkswagen-like qualities into cars like the current Buick Regal and Chevrolet Impala. But the cars built under the Opel badge were not mak-ing GM money „ i.e. engineering great, sales bad. But the deciding factor might have been Vauxhall. Its a brand only sold in the UK, and some of those cars are built in main-land Europe. So imports in a post-Brexit world also had GM running scared. The sale of Opel and Vauxhall is seen as a move to slim down operations. It also shifts more focus to the elongated luxury sedans that China loves and the SUVs/crossovers that Americans crave. General Motors is not moving out of mid-priced sedan segments. Its just going to be harder for them to compete once Opel goes from being an in-house consultant to an open market competitor … likely as part of when Peugeot/Citroen returns to the U.S And since GMs engineering budget will likely be more devoted to SUVs than these bread-n-b utter sedans, the smart money is on them teaming up with a new partner.While this is pure speculation, there are plenty of companies that would be happy to re-badge cars for General Motors. Mazda has been a partner with everyone from Toyota to Fiat, and Renault/Nissan loves more alliances (the Nissan NV200 is already a thinly disguised Chevrolet City Express.) This whole evaluation is just taking a look at the current landscape and the open opportunities for car companies. There are plenty of related factors that can stifle the winds of change. New taxes on imported vehicles, huge sales decreases in the U.S., or a fuel crisis shattering the SUV/truckheavy strategies by FCA and GM „ these, and many more, are realistic ways of crip-pling a global shift. But right now, the conditions are ripe to watch historic brands make some interest-ing moves, and the U.S. is the epicenter. But its going to be years before we know how smart the automotive executives really are. Q myles




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Cultivating a few options for Mother’s Day BY JANIS FONTAINEpbnews@” oridaweekly.comSunday is Mothers Day. What to do? Here are a few ideas.Take mom on the 13th annual Connoisseurs Garden Tour, a Mothers Day tradition, May 13 and 14. This self-paced driving tour visits eight private gardens in the Palm Beaches, including homes in Atlantis, Lake Worth, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach. Guests are welcome from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Gardens include Kat and Chuck Rahlas and Leeann and Tim Whel-ans garden in Palm Beach Gardens; Suzann and David Mauroners and Julie Crisers garden in North Palm Beach; Todd MacLean and Geoff Dar-nells garden in West Palm Beach; Ben-jamin Burle and Debra Yates garden and Ruth and Terry Lynchs garden in Lake Worth; and Paton Whites garden in Atlantis. Also part of this years tour is a sneak preview of the new Windows on the Floating World: The Blume Tropical Wetland GardenŽ at Mounts Botanical Garden, which officially opens in June. This new garden may make you feel like youre walking on water. The garden has a transparent, open-gridded, 4-foot-wide walkway on the surface of the wetlands. Look down or through the four windows at aquatic plants and seasonal botani-cal exhibits growing from submerged containers. Dont miss the waterfalls flowing over natural stone, an area for wading birds, a wall covered with bro-meliads, and benches for quiet reflec-tion and study. Tickets for the Connoisseurs Garden Tour are $20 for Mounts members and $30 for nonmembers. Children age 12 and younger dont need tickets. You can purchase your ticket at the Garden Shop at Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, or online at You can also buy tickets at these businesses: Amelias Smarty Plants in Lake Worth; Art By Nature Garden Center in Palm Beach Gardens; the Delray Beach Garden Cen-ter and Johnny Mangos Produce in Del-ray Beach; Giverny Gardens in Jupiter; and Uncle Bims Garden Center in West Palm Beach. For more information, call 233-1757 or visit HAPPENINGSSEE HAPPENINGS, B11 XARTS & ENTERTAINMENT PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 | SECTION B WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT COURTESY PHOTOPrivate gardens will be open for the Con-noisseurs Garden Tour. SEE SUMMER, B12 X Playing a role to the Max in ‘Sound of Music’ SUMMER MOVIES BY DAN HUDAKFlorida Weekly Film Critic S USUAL, YOU WONT NEED your brain for most of the 2017 summer movie season. Assembling this list is an annual exercise in famil-iarity, as sequels, franchise properties and R-rated comedies are clearly en vogue with moviego-ers. Originality is only welcome in bits and Plan now for a hot season of cool filmsA “WONDER WOMAN,” “TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT,” “CARS 3,” “AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL,” “DESPICABLE ME 3” AND “ROUGH NIGHT AND THE HOUSE” PLAY THIS SUMMER IN THEATERS NEAR YOU / COURTESY PHOTOSSEE MUSIC, B10 XAlmost everyone has seen the film version of The Sound of Music,Ž but few are aware that the beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp family was a stage play first. A new produc-tion of the romantic tale is on tour and continues through May 14 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Set in Austria in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria, a nun-turned-governess who falls in love with the chil-drens father, Captain von Trapp. After the captain, who opposed the Nazis, is ordered to take a commission in the German Navy, he and Maria hatch a plan to flee the country with the children. The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical includes beloved, award-winning songs, including My Favorite Things,Ž Edel-weiss,Ž Do Re MiŽ and the title song Its an inspiring love story that still BY MARY THURWACHTERmthurwachter@” COURTESY PHOTOMerwyn Foard plays Uncle Max in “The Sound of Music,” which is at the Kravis Center.


B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 www FLORIDA WEEKLY Nothing can hold a candle to a mother’s inspirationWhere: Goodwill, 11801 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers; 239-936-4599. Paid: $3.99 for the pair. The skinny: I had driven home to Fort Myers for the day to take my mother to lunch for her birthday. She suggested we might stop at some shops along the way home to see if I could find something to write about. I was doing my second pass through the housewares at Goodwill when my mom spotted these candlesticks. Could those be something?Ž she asked. As it turns out they are. Theyre 19th century silvergilt sticks designed to hold the Shabbat candles on a Friday. Made by the Polish firm of Jakubowski & Jarra, they bear a motif of grapes to symbolize the wine. A gold wash lends luster and deters tarnish. Knowing what Polands Jews went through during the Second World War, I ponder the history of these candlesticks. How did they come to America? Did their original owners survive the war? Those questions add a layer of depth to the pieces that goes beyond lighting a Sabbath. Q THE FIND: I always write about collecting.But since its Mothers Day, I want to write about the person who continues to inspire my collecting „ my mother. When she married my dad in the early 1960s, Grandma gave her treasures that had been passed down from both of my mothers grandmothers „ quilts, cut-glass bowls, linens that bore my mothers monogram, antique furniture and the like. Grandma, wise woman she was, said everyone needed to have at least one nice thing in their homes. Grandma gave her many. My mother, Martha, treasured those pieces, which inspired her to begin a lifetime of collecting antiques. Grandma, who graduated high school in 1932, took college-prep classes, all the while knowing she probably never would advance her education, because the Great Depression meant there was no money to send her to school. So, a quarter-century later, she encouraged my mother and my aunt to go to college. Both received their bachelors in education in the 1960s from the University of Florida. My mother later juggled raising three kids and tending to my dad, who had issues of his own, while pursuing her masters degree in education. A few years later, she drove back and forth each Tuesday night from Fort Myers to Boca Raton to get her guidance counseling certification at Florida Atlantic University. The 1970s and early 80s were a busy time for her. And in her downtime, she loved to shop for vintage treasures. Weekends might find us driving to Cape Coral, Naples or Sarasota to see antiques shops and shows. A trip to visit family in Georgia or Indiana ensured a stop or 10 at flea markets, where she could add to her growing cranberry glass and doll collections. That in turn sparked a love of history and antiques for me, and its now one of my main passions. My mother retired five years ago after a 46-year teaching career. A pair of antique Shabbat candlesticks scott SIMMONS COLLECTORS CORNER COURTESY PHOTOMartha Simmons inspired a love of collecting in her son, Scott.Shell very proudly tell you she received glowing evaluations until the end. But retirement has given her more opportunities to expand her knowledge and indulge her love of antique dolls. At an age when most people are downsizing, shes rethinking her collections of dolls and glassware, editing and coming up with ways to make her treasures shine. Nothing puts a spring in her step like helping me out when Ive set up at an antiques show. It gives her an opportunity to upgrade her collection and the friendships we both have made along the way are priceless. As I write this, she and a group of friends are in Boston attending a regional doll convention. Shes still growing, still learning and still inspiring. After all, a mothers job is to nurture and inspire. For that, I give her an A+. Q SCOTT SIMMONS/ FLORIDA WEEKLY




B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 www FLORIDA WEEKLYPlease send calendar listings to calendar editor Janis Fontaine at THURSDAY5/11 Art 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; by Night — 6-9 p.m. at the West Palm Beach Waterfront, Flagler Drive at Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Live music, food and drink, vendors. Info: May 11: Cover UpThe 34th Annual Women in Leadership Awards — May 11, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, commander of Space Shuttle Endeav-ours Final Mission (2011), and the space and aviation contributor for NBC News/MSNBC and husband of former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, is the keynote speaker. Tickets are $130 for EWPB members; $150 for friends and guests; $80 for students. or call 868-7070.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. This photography exhibit from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space highlights scores of Israeli discoveries and scientific accomplish-ments. The exhibit is part of IsraelDays: A Festival of Arts & Culture. For a com-plete 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. In conjunction with Historic Preservation Month, this photographic exhibit sponsored by the Historical Soci-ety of Lake Worth displays in vivid detail the history of Lake Worth. Using infor-mation the Historical Society of Lake Worth gleaned from curating this exhibit, the census is the basis for the oldest houseŽ determination. Those results will be announced at the Preservation Awards Ceremony on May 17. Info: or 582-3251. 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 visit“Baby Boomer Baby” — Through May 28 at the PGA Arts Center, 4076 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Tommy Koe-nig, star of National Lampoon on Comedy Central, has earned positive reviews for his one-man music-comedy,Ž described as a flashback through our times and the music that defined themŽ through original songs, parodies, and character impersonations. Show times: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Fri-day and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $45.; 855-448-7469. FRIDAY5/12 Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies “Moments” Luncheon — May 12, at The Country Club at Mirasol. Alyson Seligman of The Modern Savvy will be the guest speaker at the luncheon and will present an honest, raw journey of motherhood, rising up and finding your joy,Ž and includes an interactive auction and fashion show. Chaired by Florida Crystals Caroline Villanueva and Kerry Diaz, owner of Curate Clothes + Accessories. For tick-ets, email Mary Carhart at or call 665-4518.Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks — Beginning May 12 at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. From 5:30-8:30 p.m., experience the South Florida summer as the sun sets over the gardens, with cold drink or craft sake selections … sweet, sparkling or creamy „ and Pan-Asian cuisine at the Cornell C af. Shop in the museum store and take in a thumping taiko drum performance by Fushu Daiko at 6:30, 7:15 and 8 p.m. Tickets, $3, are limited. Mark your calendar for the summer Sushi & Stroll dates: May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11 and Sept. 8. Tickets: $7 adults (age 11 and up), $5 for age 4-10, available at the door. 495-0233; SATURDAY5/13 “Amazing Butterflies” — Through Sept. 29, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail, West Palm Beach. An interactive exhibit spot-lighting the entire lifecycle. Explore the butterfly gar dens 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; SUNDAY5/14 The 2016-2017 Palm Beach Israeli Film Series — 4 p.m. May 14 at Temple Beth El, 2815 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Screening Peter the Third,Ž a comedy about age, friendship, and retirement. Tickets: $10 Sundays, $7 Tuesdays for members, $8 for nonmem-bers. Call 833-0339. MONDAY5/15 The Rev. Dwight Stevens — 7:30 p.m. May 15, in the sanctuary at St. Peters United Methodist Church, 12200 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. Stevens, the found-er and pastor of the Paramount Church in Palm Beach, speaks and answers ques-tions about his book Atheist Doctor to Palm Beach Minister.Ž A book signing follows. Free. Sponsored by the St. Peters UMC Mens Ministry. 307-3091 or email TUESDAY5/16 IsraelDays Author Lecture and Book Signing Event — 10 a.m. May 16, Mandel JCC, 8500 Jog Road, Boyn-ton Beach; and 7 p.m. at Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Author: Adina Hoffman, author of Till We Have Built Jerusalem,Ž about three architects who have helped shape the modern city. Free. Music for the Mind Concert — 7 p.m. May 16, Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Student musicians and singers from Faiths Place Cen-ter for Education, an after-school arts enrichment program in Pleasant City, will perform. This concert, hosted by Kretzer Piano Music Foundation, will feature piano, violin, brass and woodwind, dance, steel drums and drum line. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, available at the door, and 100 percent of will go toward purchas-ing brass and woodwind instruments for the band. Info: 866-449-2489; 12th annual Rare & Unique Native Plant Auction — 7-9:30 p.m. May 16, Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Hosted by the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Rufino Oso-rio, photographer and author of A Gar-deners Guide to Floridas Native Plants,Ž will share his knowledge of native plants to make bidding easier. Individual mem-bership to the FNPS is $35 yearly. Info: 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 18: Big Al & the Heavyweights Q May 25: B-Side JonesThe 17th Annual Little Smiles Golf Tournament — 1:30 p.m. May 19, PGA National Resort & Spa, Palm Beach Gardens. Registration opens at 11:30 am., shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Four-person team scramble on Cham-pion or Fazio courses, plus an auction, giveaways, demonstrations, lunch and awards dinner. Tickets available at or 899-4700.A Celebration of Ballet Palm Beach — 7:30 p.m. May 19, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Celebrate 25 years of the Ballet Palm Beach Academy and founder Col-leen Smiths contribution to the commu-nity. The party will feature a short mixed-bill program followed by drinks, dancing, and desserts. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children. VIP tickets are $120, which includes a pre-performance cock-tail hour with Colleen Smith and premi-um seating. Reservations are required at 630-8235; 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 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 Grand Court with Lego building contests and entertainment. Reg-ister at with a Doc: Dr. Marni Nicholas — May 17. The Gardens Mall Walking Club hosts this power walk fol-lowed by a healthy breakfast for members, and membership is free in May. Nicholas is a board-certified internal medicine spe-cialist at Jupiter Medical Center. AT HARBOURSIDE PLACE Harbourside Place, 200 U.S. 1, Jupiter. Info: 935-9533; Live Music on the Waterfront — 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the amphitheater. Q May 13: Sinatra SaturdayTai Chi Class — 9 a.m. Saturdays. Cost: $10.Jupiter Green & Artisan Market — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, year-round.Free Movies on the Waterfront — Free movies are held the fourth Friday of the month. Classic Car Show and a tribute band performance — Held the fourth Saturday of the month. 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;“The Sound of Music” — Through May 14Trevor Noah — June 3 AT THE LIGHTHOUSE Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum, Light-house Park, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-18; free for younger than 6. Jupiter Lighthouse participates in the Blue Star Museums program. Children must be at least 4 feet tall to climb. Tours are weath-er permitting; call for tour times. RSVP required for most events at 747-8380, Ext. 101; Yoga at the Light — 7-8 p.m. May 15, 22, 29. Mary Veal, Kula Yoga Shala, leads. Donation. Bring a mat and a flashlight. 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 13, 20, and 27. Learn the basics in this land-based course. Free with park admission. Reservations required. CALENDAR


FLORIDA WEEKLY www WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B5 CALENDAR #SUSHI #FUNNY TOP PICKS #SFL 05.14 #MARGARITAVILLE Q Jimmy Buffett — May 16, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre. Info: Tickets: (800) 345-7000 or Q Billy Gardell — May 12-13, Palm Beach Improv at CityPlace. 833-1812; Q Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks — Beginning May 12 at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach. 495-0233; Q The 2016-2017 Palm Beach Israeli Film Series — 4 p.m. May 14 at Temple Beth El, 2815 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Screening “Peter the Third.” 833-0339 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 endangered sea turtles by collecting trash. Commu-nity service hours provided for students. Sign up with Art at 776-7449, Ext. 109.Sea Turtle Talk & Walk — Member registration by phone beginning May 30 at 776-7449, Ext. 102. Walk dates are June 3, 10 and 24 and July 1, 8 and 15. Non-member registration begins online at Tickets: $12, nonrefundable. Walk dates are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, June 5-July 14, except June 23 and July 3. Bluegrass Music with the Conch Stomp Band — 1-3 p.m. May 14. Free.Birding at MacArthur Park — May 14. Join a ranger-led education walk. Reservations recommended. Free with paid park admission. 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“Godspell” — July 1-2 “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” — July 28-29. AT THE JCC The Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Info: 689-7700; 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; Garden Tour — May 13-14. Take two days to tour nine beautiful private gardens in Palm Beach County on this self-guided driving tour, a Mothers Day tradition, and get a sneak peek at and preview tour of the new exhibition, Windows on the Float-ing 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. AT THE PLAYHOUSE The Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Info: 586-6410; the Stonzek Theatre: Movies: “Cezanne et Moi” — May 11.“Tomorrow” — May 11“The Death of Louis XIV” — May 12-18. “The Blackcoat’s Daughter” — May 12-18“Graduation — May 19 May 25“Free Fire — May 19 May 25Live theater: Mikesopermusic presents Selections from “The Little Mermaid” — 12:30 and 4 p.m. May 21. Tickets: $15. 772-940-4957.Scotty P. in “It’s All About Me” — 7:36 p.m. May 22. Tickets: $15. A oneman comedy show. AT THE IMPROV Palm Beach Improv at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach. Info: 833-1812; Billy Gardell — May 12-13Chingo Bling — May 12Rick Gutierrez — May 18-21Darren Knight’s Southern Momma an’ ‘em Comedy Tour — May 25Bret Ernst — May 26-28 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 — 5-7 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month. For girls in grades 3-8. Math, science, engineering and technol-ogy including dinner and refreshments. $7 registration fee. Next meeting: May 30: Investigating Insects.Ž A special presentation from a female in the sports science industry and themed activi-ties and crafts. Pre-registration required at Info: or 832-1988. 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 SearleŽ „ In the Mary Alice Fortin Childrens Art Gal-lery. 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; Q 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; Big Medicine — 8 p.m. May 11 Q Michelle Wolf — 5 p.m. May 12 Q Making Faces — 8:30 p.m. May 12 Q Steve Chumley — 5 p.m. May 13 Q The Silent Shout — 8:30 p.m. May 13 Q Stray Jackets — 4 p.m. May 14 Q Abby Oweens & Summer Gill — 8 p.m. May 15 Q Crash Davis — 8 p.m. May 16 Q Mark Pisarri — 8 p.m. May 17 Q Joel DaSilva Duo — 8 p.m. May 19Q Sean Hanley — 5 p.m. May 19E.R. Bradley’s — 104 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Info: 833-352 0; www.erbradleys. com.Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino — 5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood. 866502-7529;


B6 WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY #JMMZ+PFM &BHMFT &MUPO+PIO .BEPOOB UIFQBMNDPN %PXOMPBEUIF UIFQBMNBQQ561-627-9966 “Where Nantucket meets the Florida Keys” Enjoy upscale American and Authentic Italian cuisine. =YNW0[NJTOJ\]f:^WLQf2RWWN[ Catering Available Visit our website for menu, directions and operating hours Please Join Us for ;X]QN[$\2Jb;Jbr]Q Reservations Accepted frNEW O -Season Hours begin after Mothers DayClosed Monday Nights beginning May 15th and Sunday Nights beginning May 21st :7D3;CA71 3_N[bB^N\MJb +BQ^[\MJb;>; @N\N[_J]RXW\rnn 612 US Hwy. 1, Lake Park, FL 33403 mile south of Northlake Blvd. CALENDARQ Charlie Wilson With Special Guest Fantasia — May 11 Q KC & The Sunshine Band — May 12 Q Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons — May 26-27PGA Commons — 5100 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Info: 630-8630; Spoto’s Oyster Bar: Acoustic guitarist Sam Meador, 6-9 p.m. Wednes-day, 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.Respectable Street Caf — 518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Info: 832-9999; Jazz Brunch at Pistache — Sundays, 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach. An a la carte menu is served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Upcoming performers include The Susan Merritt Trio and Toty Viola. 833-5090; 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. Artisans On the Ave. — 630 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Info: 582-3300; APBC Art on Park Gallery — 800 Park Ave., Lake Park. Info: 345-2842; STILL LIFE 2017: Images of Posed Objects — Through May 20. The shows featured artist, Barry Seidman, will speak at 2 p.m. May 13, about his fasci-nating career as an A-list advertising pho-tographer in New York City. Youve prob-ably seen his work. A Q&A will follow.Q Norman Berman exhibition — Opens May 22 through June 10. The 81-year-old artist displays his work. A working artist and fine art photogra-pher, Bermans work includes abstract paintings. An opening reception takes place from 5-8 p.m. May 25. Q Art Salon: 6-8 p.m. May 22. Bring one piece of your original, recent art to show and tell. Light refreshments will be served. Free. Guests welcomed. Q Call for art: Digital Painting 2017 Exhibit featuring work created using digital software, printed on any medium. Submission Deadline: May 31. Exhibit dates: June 12-July 14. Opening recep-tion: June 16. The Armory Art Center — 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. 832-1776; Q Lunch and Learn: The Story of Modern Art — 12:45 p.m. May 12. Q Orchid City Brass Band — 4 p.m. May 21.The Audubon Society — Bird walk info:; 508-296-0238. Center for Creative Arts — 1105 Second Ave. S., in a historic FEC train depot building, Lake Worth. 310-9371 or 508-7315. Conrad N. Hilton Theatre at the Esther B. O’Keeffe Center for Creative Education — 425 24th St., West Palm Beach. Info: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County — 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues-day-Saturday. Info: 471-2901; Mark My Words — Through May 27. Showcases works by professional art-ists in Palm Beach County where words are both subject matter and muse. Q Peggie “Batia” Lowenberg — Through June 3. An exhibit by the winner of the Dina Baker Fund grant for mature female artist in Palm Beach County.Q Family Saturdays — 10-11:30 a.m. May 13. Program: Arts in My Backyard Series: Dance Workshop with Demetrius Klein Dance Company. Families are invited to discover the arts together and acquire new skills through visual art, dance, drama and music. $5 per family. Pre-registration is encouraged in person or online. Downtown at the Gardens — 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. 340-1600; downtown-atthegardens.comConcerts in Centre Court — 6-9 p.m. Friday. Free.Q May 12: On The Roxx Q May 19: Twisted TapestryThe Flagler Museum — One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: free for members; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-17) with adult; $3 child (6-12) with adult; younger than 6 free. 655-2833; The Florida Trail Association Loxahatchee Chapter — Leads nature walks. New adventurers are wel-comed. Get info and register at Mother’s Day Walk — May 14, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 16450 S.E. Fed-eral Highway, Hobe Sound. See the spring wild flowers on this beautiful leisure walk. Meet 8:45 a.m. Call Paul at 963-9906.The Historical Society of Palm Beach County — Johnson History Museum, 300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Free admission. Info: 832-4164; “For the Love of the Game: Baseball in the Palm Beaches” — Highlights of Americas favorite pastime in Palm Beach County. Archival photographs and historical artifacts tell the story. Through July 1. Jonathan Dickinson State Park — 16450 SE Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. Park entry is a suggested dona-tion of $5. Info: 745-5551 or email Canoe or kayak river tours — Every Friday and the last Saturday of


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 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 TimesA Musical Comedy Talkin’ About Our Generation! NOW PLAYING THRU MAY 28 July 6 30 AUD IEN CES ROA RE D WITH LA UGHTER! “…had me laughing hard enough to compromise my bladder’s integrity… hilarious.” The Chicago Reader “Always hilarious.” LeBon Travel & Culture “…fast paced humor with musical comedy mixed in…delicious to watch…” Chicago Stage StandardStarring Caryn Bark with Pam Peterson and Jan Slavin August 3 27“Compelling”... “Engaging”… “Beguiling!” The Miami Herald “Hilarious…” Remarkable Story”… “Had the audience in the palm of her hand” KABC Talk Radio CALENDARthe month, from 9:45 a.m. to noon. Rent a canoe or kayak at the parks River Store or bring your own for this leisure-ly guided paddle on the Loxahatchee River. The tour is free with park admis-sion. Registration in advance is required at 745-5551. Lake Park Public Library — 529 Park Avenue, Lake Park. 881-3330; Art exhibit: Creative Photography and Collages by Susan Oakes. The Lighthouse ArtCenter — Gallery Square North, 373 Teques-ta Drive, Tequesta. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 Monday-Fri-day, free on Saturday and for members and exhibiting artists. Info: 746-3101; Q The 47th annual K-12 Art Show & Sale — Through May 25. Q Third Thursday — 5:30-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Wine and passed hors doeuvres reception and exhibits, concerts, lectures, art demonstrations, live performances and gallery talks.The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach — 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Info: 868-7701; Q Pilates — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Bring your own mat. By donation.The Multilingual Language & Cultural Society — 210 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Info: or call 228-1688.QItalian Movie Club — 4-7 p.m. May 20. Screening Mimi Metalurgico.ŽNorth Palm Beach Library — 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach. 841-3383; Ongoing: Knit & Crochet at 1 p.m. Mondays; Quilters meet 10 a.m. Friday; Chess group meets at 9 a.m. the first and third Saturday; TreeSearchers Geneal-ogy Club meets the third Tuesday of the month through May.The Norton Museum of Art — 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Free admission. Info: 832-5196; Art After Dark — 5-9 p.m. Thursdays. Q Pen to Paper – Artists Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonians Archives of American Art „ Through June 25. Q Yeondoo Jung: Behind the Scenes — Through Aug. 13. This years special summer exhibition fea-tures Korean artist Yeondoo Jung whose sleight-of-hand work features photog-raphy, video, and film that fool the eye and tricks the mind. Jung will discuss his work during the Nortons Art After Dark program at 6:30 p.m. on June 1. The Palm Beach Photographic Centre — 415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Info: 253-2600; Q “Photography of Place” — On display through May 27. See geographic images by 22 international artists from grand masters to accomplished ama-teurs, curated by Raymond Merritt. Q The third annual Best in Show Festival — May 13 … Aug. 12. A showcase of pictures and the photojournalists that were honored at the annual Pictures of the Year International Competition, the worlds oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program and compe-tition based at the Donald W. Reyn-olds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. POYis mission is to recognize excellence in documentary photography and photojournalism.The Palm Beach Zoo & Con-servation Society — 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Tickets: $18.95 adults; $16.95 seniors, $12.95 age 3-12, free for younger than 3. Info: 533-0887; Vodka Amphitheatre — 601-7 Sansburys Way, West Palm Beach. Info: Tickets: (800) 345-7000 or Q Jimmy Buffett — May 16. Q Muse with 30 Seconds to Mars — May 20. Q Train with OAR and Natasha Bedingfield — May 27. The River Center — 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues-day-Saturday. Call 743-7123; Public Tour and Fish Feeding — 2-3 p.m. Saturdays. The Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach Coun-ty — Cultural food tastings at familyowned eateries, juice bars, teahouses and pastry shops along with showcasing local art shops, historic buildings and emerging cultural districts. The tour is part bus riding and part walking. All tours start at 11 a.m. Fee: $50-$60. Free for children younger than age 14. Private and team building tours are also avail-able. Reservations required. 638-8277; Q May 13 — Lake Worth & Lantana Q May 20 — Delray Beach & Boynton Beach AREA MARKETS Lake Worth High School Flea Market — 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, year-round, under the Inter-state 95 overpass on Lake Worth Road. Info: 439-1539.West Palm Beach Antique & Flea Market — 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays through May 27 on Narcis-sus Avenue north of Banyan Boulevard. Free. Info: Palm Beach Gardens Sum-mer GreenMarket — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, May 14-Sept. 24, STORE Self-Storage and Wine Storage, 11010 N. Mili-tary Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. The market moves under cover for the sum-mer but has the same great produce, bread, seafood, cheese, honey, artisan foods and handmade crafts. No pets. www.pbgfl.comJupiter Green & Artisan Market at Harbourside Place — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays year-round, 200 N. U.S. 1, along the Intracoastal Waterway in Har-bourside Place. Pet friendly. Pet friendly. New vendors should email Green Market at Palm Beach Outlets — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, year-round, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach. Info: 515-4400; Q


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FLORIDA WEEKLY www WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B9 o wn ndulgent 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 5/12 On the Roxx Pop / Rock5/19 Twisted Tapestry Indie Rock5/26 Alex Shaw Rock 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 T he Gardens Mall 1. Anthony Difiglia and Rita Gatta 2. Alexis Campbell and Johana Flores 3. Deborah Clein, Kenneth Clein and Daniel Clein 4. Erin Devlin, Kelly Cashmere, Giovanni DiStadio, Tiffany Freisberg and Jack Lighton 5. Shalimar Lavonia and Jay Cashmere 6. Celina Duran, Paola Duran, Hernan Brana and Carmela Duran 7. Sydney May and Trent Bavaro 8. Marlene Ringhof, Jennifer Ringhof and Paul Ringhof 9. Myladis Buford, Dylan Buford, Patrick Buford and Nick Buford 10. Bob Jacobs, Julia Reynolds, Lauren Reynolds, Michele Jacobs, Michael Ervin, and Humberto Lazo 11. Carrie Bailey and MaryBeth Fitzgerald 7 8 9 10 11


B10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 www FLORIDA WEEKLY rr" $' %$#%!%"&!#!# !#%! "$'$%&$% ((($"!#!#n)% && # !'%!+ r&('&(' $$&) #($&' !(&+*!' r&"$&'+ ()&++ $#'$#'($&+)')" #$ %*$%!#!%*!!& %*n%"r !# $ %$ $" n n! r rnnrnrrnrn resonates today, especially given the current political climate when a dicta-torship takes over a country and wants to get rid of immigrants,Ž says Merwin Foard, who plays Max Detweiler, or Uncle Max. Even if people think they know the story, they will want to see the stage ver-sion,Ž Mr. Foard said. From the jump, audiences will be amazed not only with the set design, the costume design and the sensational voices, but as the story itself unfolds its going to be almost like they had never really seen the show before. Its really that fresh, that remarkable a produc-tion.Ž Max, Mr. Foard said, is very complex on the surface. Hes a very self-serving opportunist. But hes a very successful impresario, so thats why, when he puts together the music festival thats part of the show, hes very keen to use the children hes never heard sing before, yet has known their entire lives.Ž Max provides comic relief and at the end, he stalls to give the family a chance to escape. He realizes that there are bigger things in the world than self-service,Ž Mr. Foard said of his character. Max is fun to play,Ž Mr. Foard, who grew up in Charlotte, N.C., said. I get to say some pithy lines and I enjoy working with the children. I have two daughters myself.Ž Endowed with a booming voice and winning stage presence, the 6-foot, 5-inch baritone has been a busy Broad-way actor for 36 years, since his spring 1982 debut in the ensemble of Show Boat.Ž Before taking on the role of Max Detweiller, Mr. Foard starred on Broad-way in AladdinŽ and the Tony-nom-inated revival of Annie,Ž in which he played FDR. His other Broadway credits include The Addams Fam-ily,Ž The Little Mermaid,Ž Sweeney Todd,Ž La Cage aux Folles,Ž Assas-sins,Ž revival of Oklahoma!,Ž Kiss Me, Kate,Ž Jekyll and Hyde,Ž 1776Ž (reviv-al cast recording), Beauty and the BeastŽ (original cast recording), Les Misrables,Ž MameŽ and Show Boat.Ž This isnt his first experience with The Sound of Music.Ž He played a Nazi admiral in a 1984 summer stock produc-tion. I got booed at curtain call, which is a compliment if youre playing a bad character,Ž Mr. Foard said. This is his first time performing at the Kravis Center, although he has visited the area before. While not working, he plans to do some of his favorite things „ going to the beach (for walks, not sunbathing) and checking out some of the local res-taurants. The production has been on tour since August 2015 and concludes July 16 in Washington, D.C., Everyone has been so lovely and so supportive to let us, as actors, bring our own ideas of the characters,Ž he said. Q MUSICFrom page 1 >> What: “The Sound of Music” >> When: Through May 14 >> Where: Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, >> Cost: $29 and up. >> Info: Call 832-7469 or 800-572-8471 or visit FOARD PHOTO BY MICHAEL MURPHYThe “Do-Re-Mi” scene from “The Sound of Music,” with Charlotte Maltby as Maria Rainer and kids portraying the von Trapp childre n.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 B11 Connect with us: #HarboursideFL I 561.935.9533 WEEKLY HAPPENINGS AT HARBOURSIDE PALM BEACH PADDLEFEST SINATRA SATURDAY Saturday, May 13 | 9am … 5pm Join the Marine Industries Association of PBC for their annual Paddlefest. This FREE, family-friendly event features exhibitors, paddle board races, water-based demos, live music and more! For info, visit Fridays & Saturdays | 6pm-10pm Join us at the waterfront amphitheater to enjoy live music. Friday, May 12: Joel DaSilva & The Midnight Howl Saturday, May 13: Sinatra Saturday (6:30pm) Saturday, May 13 | 6:30pm Join us the 2nd Saturday of every month, and enjoy all your favorite Frank Sinatra songs as we salute The Chairman of the BoardŽ with an evening of fantastic Sinatra Classics. TRIVIA NIGHT GREEN & ARTISAN MARKET Wednesdays | 7pm … 9pm Join Too Bizaare Eclectic Sushi & Cocktail Lounge every Wednesday for a free night of trivia. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners! 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 $10, proceeds going to Our Sisters Place. LIVE MUSIC ON THE WATERFRONT Bring this ad to receive 20 % o your purchase(Not to be combined with other o ers) Shop Well! Do Good! Bene tting those in need in Palm Beach County Also visit our South Store3757 S.Military Trail St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Jupiter Celebrating Our First Anniversary in Jupiter 250 W. Indiantown RoadJust west of Alt. A-1-Aand RR Tracks 561-401-9585 t6QTDBMF3FTBMFt3PPNTUP&YQMPSFt'VSOJUVSFr"SUr"OUJRVFT+FXFMSZt$IJMESFOT#PVUJRVF Shop-Donate-VolunteerSt Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Jupiter PUZZLE ANSWERS How about a Sunday stroll? Looking for something outdoors but a shorter commitment? Join the Florida Trail Association, Loxahatchee Chapter, for its Mothers Day Walk. Meet at 8:45 a.m. for a leisure walk to see the spring wild flowers at Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 16450 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound. For information or to register, call Paul at 963-9906 or visit time for MomThe Flagler Museum will host Mothers Day Tea at the C af des Beaux-Arts on May 13-14. As the museum notes, the celebration of Mothers Day began dur-ing the Gilded Age, when in May 1914 Congress established Mothers Day as a national holiday. Hours are 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 13 and noon-3 p.m. May 14. Cost is $30 for museum members, $50 for nonmembers and $20 for children under 12. Each mother will receive a floral corsage. Res-ervations are a must: 655-2833 or Great Give: What is it? Youve probably heard people talking about the Great Give, but maybe, like me, you thought it was a campaign for elastic-waist pants. Its not. The Great Give of Martin and Palm Beach Counties is a 24-hour fundraiser that benefits local nonprofits who work in all areas, including childrens educa-tion and youth development charities, pet and animal rescue groups, health and human services, arts and culture, community development and environ-mental groups. When you make a donation to the Great Give „ which you earmark for your favorite local charity „ a big bonus pool of matching funds raised by the United Way kicks in and that money gets distributed between the participat-ing charities, effectively increasing the amount of your donation to your charity, based on the percentage of funds donat-ed to The Great Give on that day. Whew! All you really need to know is that the magic day is May 17 and beginning at midnight, all donations (minimum of $20) made by credit card become part of the Great Give pool. Local businesses have gotten behind this movement, now in its fourth year, offering special promotions and in-store incentives, and hosting happy hours and the like to raise awareness about the program. This year, CityPlace is host-ing the Great Give CityPlace Takeover. From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Great Give hosts and participating nonprofits will converge on CityPlace, which will host arts and crafts vendors, animal adoption, live music as well as dancers and other performers, and offer easy ways to make your donation. The Great Give is a collaboration between United Way of Palm Beach County, Achieve, Nonprofits First and United Way of Martin County. There are 415 different organizations participating this year, but any nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides services in Palm Beach and/or Martin County and is IRS and Patriot Act compliant is eligible. For more information, visit or call 844-GIVE-DAY. Q HAPPENINGSFrom page 1


B12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 www FLORIDA WEEKLYpieces. This lighthearted look at whats to come from now through July begins with the current Gods of the Box Office, Marvel Studios, and ends with, of all people, Al Gore.Q Already showingGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Ž … Peter Quill/Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) seeks his father with the help of the Guardians and an awesome soundtrack in this sequel to the breakout 2014 hit. The original is better, largely because this is narratively flawed, but darn if the action and visual effects arent tre-mendous fun. When I first heard direc-tor James Gunn added five post-credit scenes I thought theyd be excessive, but at the screening I couldnt get enough.Q OPENING MAY 12King Arthur: Leg-end of the SwordŽ … On one hand, its another King ArthurŽ movie. On the other hand, its a Guy Ritchie flick, and if he can breathe life into Sherlock Holmes,Ž imag-ine what he might do with the folklore here. SnatchedŽ … Goldie Hawn returns to the big screen for the first time since The Banger Sis-tersŽ (2002) alongside Amy Schumer in this comedy. The trailers dont look that funny, but Ms. Schumer is talented and we know how great Ms. Hawn can be. Or was.Q MAY 19Alien: CovenantŽ … PrometheusŽ (2012) was a mess, so heres hoping AlienŽ director Ridley Scott is back on track to keeping the franchise relevant. Q MAY 26Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesŽ … Oh, God, another one? Rumor has it this is more of a personal jour-ney for Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), which just might help us give a damn. BaywatchŽ … The TV show gets big-screen treatment with Dwayne John-son, Zac Efron and scores of other hotties. Expect big, dumb action and explosions involving pret-ty people try-ing to avoid the worst catastro-phe of all: something happening to their faces. Q JUNE 2Wonder WomanŽ … Its an origin story that shows how Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) got to Earth. Please, Patty Jenkins (MonsterŽ), salvage what you can of the DC Comics Extended Uni-verse. Dont let Zack Snyder (Batman v. SupermanŽ) ruin it for all of us. Q JUNE 9The MummyŽ … Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned thou-sands of years ago. When an ancient prin-cess is awak-ened from her tomb, the end of the world is nigh. Its up to Tom Cruise to save the day. This is Universals attempt to get its Monsters UniverseŽ thriving, which perhaps explains why Russell Crowes character is Dr. Henry Jekyll. The HeroŽ … Sam Elliott plays an aging Western movie star looking to reconnect with his estranged daughter (Krysten Rit-ter) and get one last great role. Laura Pre-pon and Nick Offerman also star. Q JUNE 16Cars 3Ž … It probably isnt your favorite Pixar franchise (ahem, Toy StoryŽ), but the trailer made this look like a serious sports drama as race-car Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) gets in a hor-rible accident. Intriguing. Rough NightŽ … Its a bawdy female comedy starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon and Zoe Kravitz at a bachelorette party in Miami with a dead male stripper. Girls have been bad at bachelorette parties before, but this cast cant help but get you excited. The Book of HenryŽ … Director Colin Trever-rows follow-up to the box office-smash-ing Jurassic WorldŽ is nota-bly different in terms of tone and scope, but it might be a better movie. Naomi Watts stars as a single mother to precocious Henry (Jacob Tremblay, RoomŽ), and together they expose their neighbor (Dean Norris) for doing bad things.Q JUNE 23Transformers: The Last KnightŽ … How have we not had enough of this already? Oh yeah: The four franchise mov-ies have earned more than $1.3 billion domes-tically since Transform-ersŽ bowed in July 2007, so expect more of the same bigger, louder, boom! that director Michael Bay does so well.Q JUNE 28Baby DriverŽ … The buzz on this film, written and directed by Edgar Wright (Hot FuzzŽ), is through the roof. Its about a getaway driver whose music becomes the soundtrack to the action scenes, and word is its an absolute blast. Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Lily James and Jamie Foxx star. Q JUNE 30Despicable Me 3Ž … Gru (Steve Carell) reunites with his long-lost brother Dru (Carell, again) to stop a 1980s-obsessed villain (Trey Parker). To their credit, it seems like Illumination Entertainment is trying to appeal to adults as well as kids. But that doesnt mean the Minions wont play a promi-nent role. The HouseŽ … Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are two of the funniest people alive. Seeing them start an ille-gal casino in their basement to fund their daughters college? Yes, please.Q JULY 7 Spider-Man: HomecomingŽ … The Marvel Cine-matic Universe keeps truckin along ƒ Now our new Spider-Man (Tom Hol-land) gets his own movie, with Michael Keaton as the villain-ous Vulture and Tony Stark/Iron Man (Rob-ert Downey Jr.) trying to keep Spidey out of the Avengers. A Ghost StoryŽ … Casey Affleck follows his Oscarwinning turn in Man-chester By The SeaŽ with this creepy ghost/love story in which a ghost in a white sheet follows people around. That sounds like a Saturday morning cartoon, but the trailer looks like a heartbreaking drama. Keep two eyeholes poked in the sheet for this one. Q JULY 14War for the Planet of the ApesŽ … Whats remark-able about this sequel is that ape Caesar (Andy Serkis), in addition to leading his army against dumb humans, is also studying for his Ph.D. in international diplomacy. Q JULY 21DunkirkŽ … Director Chris-topher Nolans (InceptionŽ) take on the famous WWII battle stars Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance. Mr. Nolans movies usually end up among the best of the year, so Im looking forward to this one. Q JULY 28The Dark TowerŽ … Years in the making, this adaptation of Stephen Kings best-selling novel stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in a not-so all right all rightŽ world that needs to be saved. The movie has to at least be better than my lame all right all rightŽ joke, right? Atomic BlondeŽ … Its a Cold War spy game set in Berlin with Charlize Ther-on as a butt-kicking British secret agent. The fight-ing and action were so intense that Ms. Theron broke two front teeth and needed reconstructive surgery. An Inconvenient SequelŽ … This follow-up to the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient TruthŽ (2006) touches on where climate change stands today. Nothing says summer movie seasonŽ like an Al Gore PowerPoint! Q SUMMERFrom page 1


FLORIDA WEEKLY www WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B13 American Tapestry!"r!" #! (23/*510*1//2 $$$)%)%'%/2 "! 4(1. %'%/6 %" !'4(1. $' %' r!' n %' '+"' # r % & PUZZLES PREFIXES SUFFIXED HOROSCOPESTAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A relationship seems to be stuck in the same place. Now its up to you, dear Bovine, to decide how far you want it to go and how intense you want it to be. Choose well and choose soon. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A relationship progresses more sl owly than you would prefer. Best advice: Insist on a frank and open discus-sion. What is learned could change minds and, maybe, hearts. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Its all right to be grateful to a work-place colleague who has done you a good turn. But gratitude shouldnt be a life-long obligation. The time to break this cycle is now. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Its going to be especially nice to be the King of the Zodiac at this time. A recent money squeeze eases. Plans start to work out, and new friends enter Your Majestys domain. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Before you make a commitment on any level (personal, pro-fessional, legal), get all the facts. There might be hidden problems that could cause trouble later on. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Personal relationships improve. Professional prospects also brighten. A job offer could come through by months end. An old friend seeks to make contact. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your senses detect that something is not quite right about a matter involving a workplace colleague. Best advice: Follow your keen instincts and dont get involved. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A prospect offers rewards, but it also demands that you assume a great deal of respon-sibility. Knowing you, youre up to the challenge, so go for it, and good luck. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A favor you did a long time ago is repaid, as a trusted col-league steps in to help you with a suddenly expanded workload. A family member has important news. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A new job offer could require moving across the coun-try. But before you let your doubts determine your decision, learn more about the potentials involved. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your sense of fair play doesnt allow you to rush to judgment about a friend who might have betrayed you. Good! Because all the facts are not yet in. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A stubborn refusal to go ahead on a project mystifies colleagues who expected more flexibility. But once you explain your position, theyll understand and even applaud you. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a romantic nature that allows you to find the best in people. You would excel at poetry and drama. Q SEE ANSWERS, B11 SEE ANSWERS, B11 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 11-17, 2017 www FLORIDA WEEKLY The Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches will present American Tap-estry,Ž featuring piano virtuoso David Crohan. The events will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, at Palm Beach State Colleges Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth; and again at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens. Mr. Crohan is a gifted musician and performer who has received standing ovations at previous appearances with the Symphonic Band. Mr. Crohans American TapestryŽ performances take audiences on a musi-cal tour of American history from the early 1900s to the present, including songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, Irving Berlin, James Taylor, Carole King, Simon & Garfunkel and Elvis Presley. The concert program also features American musical classics such as Variations on a Shaker MelodyŽ by Aaron Copland; American Folk Rhap-sody No. 2Ž by Clare Grundman; Sousas The Washington Post MarchŽ; Henry Fillmores Miami MarchŽ; 76 Trom-bonesŽ; America The BeautifulŽ; and the Armed Forces Salute.Ž Proceeds from the Symphonic Bands concerts benefit scholarships for local music students as well as grants and instruments for public school programs. Tickets are $18 each, and can be purchased by calling (832-3115) or by visit-ing Q Symphonic Band, David Crohan pair for ‘American Tapestry’ concerts jan Tabica Grill heads west to Jupiter Farms FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINEIt was a question of parking for a potential grocer „ Aldis „ that was behind the move for Jeff Moore s Tabica Grill The new owners of the shopping center were making room for a big-box store, and they saw that most of the parking in the plaza was for the restau-rant,Ž he said. That wouldnt fly with the grocer, and Tabica was asked to give up its spaces. Mr. Moore said it became a deal breaker to leave the Jupiter Reserve Plaza on Indiantown Road, even though Aldi withdrew its plans. We had been searching for a new location for a while,Ž he said. Going west made sense, he said, since rents along Indiantown road are ridiculously high and theres a lot of empty spaces.Ž He moved the entire restaurant west of I-95 and last month settled into the space formerly occupied by a number of casual sports bars and grills: End Zone, Blondies, Luckys. Theres a need for decent restaurants out here with all the growth and new development going on,Ž he said. The menu remains mostly the same „ with certain favorites like the Cajun eggrolls, meatloaf and even liver when people request it still on the menu. Mr. Moore worked with his longtime general manager, Matt Lewis to update the menu. Theyve combined the early specials that drew crowds with the main din-ner menu. Were in the process of tweaking, and put new items and prices on it.Ž Hours are for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday, with a special Sun-day brunch now served. A lot of people asked for it. And were testing the mar-ket for lunch.Ž So far, the response has been good, he said. Numbers look good,Ž he said, and several holiday events „ Easter brunch, a Cinco de Mayo party, a Derby party and the upcoming Mothers Day brunch „ help, he said. With any m ove, restaurateurs take a risk. But so far, so good, he said. Diners new to Tabica are spreading the word about the restaurant in their area, though many of the regulars have followed them there. Mr. Moore is looking at summer, the telling time for all South Florida busi-nesses. Well see. But I think well do OK.Ž Tabica Grill in Jupiter Farms, 10160 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Phone: 747-0108; market debutsA new nighttime market comes to downtown West Palm Beach at Pistache French Bistro on Clematis Street. Beginning May 12, a Friday night market called Le MarchŽ (the market), reminiscent of a French bazaar, kicks off at the restaurant with a charity party featuring dining stations. There will be 12 festival-style stations with foods such as crepes made to order, cheeses and charcuterie, freshly baked breads, an oyster bar, macarons, and different specials created by Chef Isaac Cerny Tickets to the opening market are $30, with all money benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Jonathan Duerrs Man of the YearŽ campaign for the society. For more information on this event and later markets, contact the restaurant staff at 833-5090. In briefPB Catch Seafood and Raw Bar encourages anglers to bring in their freshly caught seafood and have it pre-pared by Chef Aaron Black The fish (or lobster, crab, or other seafood) can be prepared as an y other entre on the Palm Beach restaurants menu, or sim-ply grilled with two sides for $18. Con-tact the restaurant at 655-5558 for info or to reserve a Catch and CookŽ din-ner. ƒ C.R. Chicks will open a branch of its rotisserie chicken shops in the Abacoa Publix Plaza. The West Palm Beach-based chain created by locals Rick Davis and Chris Sallen has seven other locations in Palm Beach County. ƒ A Pub & Grub pub crawl is this Saturday, May 13, at 2 p.m. in downtown West Palm Beach. The Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches sponsors the event to benefit the nonprofit Shuzz which provides new shoes to the needy around the world. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Visit ƒ Remember to leave out your bag of nonperishables for the U.S. Postal Service s food drive Saturday, May 13. Q COURTESY PHOTOAnglers can bring their freshly caught seafood and have it prepared at PB Catch Seafood and Raw Bar in Palm Beach.


FLORIDA WEEKLY www WEEK OF MAY 11-17, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15The Dish: Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Gazpacho The Place: The Cooper, PGA Commons, 4610 PGA Blvd., Suite 100, Palm Beach Gardens; 622-0032 or The Price: $9 The Details: Chef Adam Brown of The Cooper makes it easy to eat light but not feel like youre cheating your-self. This gazpacho was thick and hearty, with the tiniest bits of watermelon offering sweet bursts of flavor with each mouthful, countering the slightly astringent heirloom tomato. The soup was garnished with diced cucumber and just the right amount of cilantro. A drizzling of slightly spicy aji crema offered a piquant note. Q „ Scott Simmons The chef at P alm Beachs highly acclaimed Meat Market grew up as a vegetarian. Pushkar Marathe, who hails from Nagpur, India, says he still enjoys his veggies every day but has added meat and fish to his diet and savors both. All in moderation,Ž he says. I eat everything now. I like a good balance.Ž Since he began to soak up culinary skills as a child in his mothers kitchen, Chef Marathe says he has learned much about cooking all kinds of food, includ-ing fish and meat. His work has taken him to Gstaad and Lucerne in Swit-zerland, the Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Qatar, India and the United States, where he has lived since 2007. But his expertise with Indian cuisine allows him to contribute something dif-ferent at Palm Beachs sexy steakhouse. I bring something unique to their (Meat Markets) staff,Ž he says. Chef Marathe oversees a staff of 25 and describes himself as a hands-on chef.Ž I cook as much as I can with my sous chef,Ž he says. You have to pay attention to everything to maintain quality. I like to mentor my staff.Ž He wants to set folks straight about common misconceptions of Indian food being too spicy or just a curry or butter chicken. Thats not necessarily true,Ž he says. Curry is nothing but a blend of spices. There are many different regions in India and some hardly use any spices. I want to bring an awareness of the dif-ferent regions of India.Ž At the Meat Market, Chef Marathe recommends the daily specials. Theres a lot of creativity involved, a lot of inno-vation,Ž he says. Kobe beef tartare is a favorite, as are oysters on a half-shell with truffle mignonette. He and his wife, Nicole, (they met while both worked as managers at a restaurant in Long Beach, Calif.) enjoy going to restaurants to see what other chefs are up to, but dont go as much as they used to because they have a 2-year old son. We avoid fancy places,Ž he says. We dont want to bother other diners. If (their son) passes out in the stroller we may go out for happy hour and appetiz-ers.Ž Chef Marathe is taking part in the Four Arts Chef Series, special luncheons with six top chefs from May 18-Aug. 3. Food writer Roberta Sabban will lead discus-sions before the three-course meals that take place at the restaurants. Chef Marathe will share will share recipes, family stories and insight into his inspiration at Meat Market on June 15. Other chefs include Jean-Pierre Leverrier of Chez Jean-Pierre on May 18; Rick Mace of C af Boulud on June 1; Aaron Black of PB Catch on July 6; Andrew Schor of Palm Beach Grill on July 20; and Javier Sanchez of Renatos on Aug. 3. Tickets are $75 per luncheon or $375 for all six. For tickets, call 655-7226 or see Pushkar MaratheAge: 32 Original hometown: Nagpur, India Restaurant: Meat Market, 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach, 354-9800, Mission: To open a globally influenced modern Indian concept with locally and seasonally sourced ingredi-ents and eliminate the misconception of Indian food being too spicy or just a curry or b utter chicken. Cuisine: American steakhouse with many nonsteak options Training: Informal training started very young at home in my mothers kitchen. I worked in Gstaad and Lucerne Switzerland, Florida, California, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Qatar and India. I worked with Chef Dean James Max, which is where I not only developed and gained invaluable knowledge of seafood but also worked with amazing talents. Whats your footwear of choice in the kitchen? Birkenstocks and Dansko What advice would you give someone who wants to be a chef? Keep pushing and work hard towards your goals and everything else falls in place. Be humble and learn every day. Dont have a know-it-all attitude. And, as much as you can, travel. You not only learn about cooking, but life in different parts of the world. It makes you realize how fortunate you are. You will be collecting experiences. Q In the kitchen with...PUSHKAR MARATHE, Meat Market BY MARY THURWACHTERmthurwachter@floridaweekly.comTHE DISH: Highlights from local menus SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTOChef Pushkar Marathe grew up vegetarian in India, but has added meat to his repertoire and his diet. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Places at PGA CommonsA trio worth noting3SCOTT’STHREE FOR 1 SPOTO’S OYSTER BAR4560 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 776-9448 or Ive dined at Spotos ever since siblings John Spoto and Ellen Daly had their restaurant on Datura Street in downtown West Palm Beach. They offer a nice mix of raw oysters, and the crab cakes are not to be missed. Also quite tasty: The sherry-infused Bahamian conch chowder, loaded with bits of the shellfish. 2 VIC & ANGELO’S4250 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gar-dens; (844) 842-2632 or www. Pizza rules at Vic & Angelos. The coal oven renders a wonder-fully well-done, crispy crust that makes the perfect foundation for the pepperoni, mozzarella and sweet but spicy San Marzano sauce of the Mott Street pie, but you also will want to check out the pasta „ the Four Cheese Pear Tortellini was sweet and tangy. 3 ROCCO’S TACOS5090 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 623-0127 or Theres always a crowd at Roccos „ the area around the firepit is packed with patrons even on the hottest summer evenings. And the food? Its decent, hearty Tex-Mex fare. Go, order a basket of chips and a dish of salsa, or a side of guacamole, which is prepared fresh tableside. Then, relax with a pitcher of margaritas „ Ive always been partial to the Cadillac „ and the world will seem like a much better place. „ Scott Simmons COURTESY PHOTOVic & Angelo’s has a lively vibe at PGA Com-mons.COURTESY PHOTOBe sure to sample the namesake shellfish at Spoto’s Oyster Bar.


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2 LUXE LIVING MAY 2017 www FLORIDA WEEKLY EditorScott SimmonsWritersAmy Woods Mary ThurwachterGraphic DesignerHannah ArnonePublisherBarbara ShaferAccount ExecutivesAlyssa LiplesSales and Marketing AssistantBetsy Jimenez Luxe Living highlights the best of South Florida design. It publishes monthly. Call 561.904.6470 or visit us on the web at Wanted: A dose of inspiration Inspiration is a pesky thing. We never know when it will strike „ or where. For me, some of my best story ideas come to me while driving. And when they do, I ring my former boss to bounce those ideas back and forth, and we develop them into something special. Thats writing.But writing is not too far apart from landscape architecture or interior design. After all, you have a basic struc-ture upon which you need to build. From there, you find ways to best highlight that structure, adding and subtracting elements as needed until you have a final product. Oh, and most writers „ and I suspect, many designers „ will tell you that a piece never really is finished. Still, its all about integrating concepts into a cohesive whole. I love how Parker-Yannette Design Group in Jupiter, the subject of our cover story this month, draws inspira-tion from the Florida landscape, incor-porating driveways, walls and pools in such a way that they appear to become one with that natural landscape. Sustainability is important to the com-panys principals as well. That increasingly guides designers both indoors and out. There is a timeless quality to the designs of Stephen Mooney, whose ate-lier is situated just off Palm Beachs Worth Avenue. He travels the world for inspiration and for objects to serve as grace notes in his rooms. In his work, Mr. Mooney acknowledges the past while looking forward and welcomes trends that inspire warmth, beauty and a love of home. Who could ask for anything more? Q „ Scott Simmons, Editor SIMMONS COURTESY PHOTOOK, this pool and spa by Parker-Yannette Design Group could inspire anyone to relax. EDITOR’S NOTE 3709B S. Dixie Hwy | Antique Row, West Palm Beach 561.379.9070 | Mon-Sat 11am-5pm END OF SEASON SALE 25 % 70 % OFF Store wide inventory onlyDuring the entire month of MAY Mention this ad Soften harsh sunlight and save with Hunter Douglas window fashions.REBATES AVAILABLE ON SELECT LIGHT-TRANSFORMING STYLES. ASK FOR DETAILS TODAY. SILHOUETTE WINDOW SHADINGS LUMINETTE PRIVACY SHEERS $100 REBATE on qualifying purchases APRIL 15„JUNE 26, 2017 | 700 Old Dixie Hwy #1 07, L a k e Par k FL( 56 1) 844 -00 1 9 | a llbl in d s @b e ll All About Blinds Shutters, Blinds & More *Manufactures mail-in rebate o valid for qualifying purchases made 1/14/17-4/10/17 from participating dealers in the U.S. onl y. For certain rebate-eligible products, the purchase of multiple units of such product is required to receive a rebate. Rebate will b e issued in the form of a prepaid reward card and mailed within 6 weeks of rebate claim receipt. Funds do not expire. Subject to applicable law a $2.00 monthly fee will be assessed against card balance 6 months aer card issuance and each month thereaer. Additional limitations may apply. Ask participating dealer for details and rebate form. 2016 Hunter Douglas. All rights reserved. All trademarks us ed her ein are the property of Hunter Douglas or their respective owners. 17Q1NPDUCG3. *Manufacturers mail-in rebate offer valid for qualifying purchases made 4/15/17„6/26/17 from participating dealers in the U.S. only. For certain rebate-eligible products, the purchase of multiple units of such product is required to receive a rebate. Rebate will be issued in the form of a prepaid reward card and mailed within 6 weeks of rebate claim receipt. Funds do not expire. Subject to applicable law, a $2.00 monthly fee will be assessed against card balance 6 months aft er card issuance and each month thereafter. Additional limitations may apply. Ask participating dealer for details and rebate form. 2017 Hunter Douglas. All rights reserved. All trademarks used herein are the property of Hunter Douglas or their respective owners. 17Q2NPSILC3


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4 LUXE LIVING MAY 2017 www FLORIDA WEEKLYCOVER STORY Designs on the BY AMY WOODSawoods@” oridaweekly.comart artist. Part botanist. Part realist. The landscape architect exhibits all three traits in a quest to bring aesthetic and organic harmony to outdoor spaces of all shapes and sizes. If everything exists within the landscape then the landscape architect must learn to design everything,Ž reads the slogan for Rose Buchanan Landscape & Design, a South African firm whose projects dot Cape Town. Closer to home, Chuck Yannette, a principal at ParkerYannette Design Group, said the landscape architect bears responsibility for everything outside.Ž The driveway, the pool, hardscaping elements, lighting, irrigation „ we have a lot of projects,Ž Mr. Yannette said. We stay really busy, which is a blessing.Ž The Jupiter company works with owners of upscale residences, as well as developers of planned communi-ties. A current project includes building and treating the entry fountain for CalAtlantic Homes Prado, a 127-unit neighborhood under construction on Island Way north of Indiantown Road. Those kinds of things are fun,Ž Mr. Yannette said. We get to do those kinds of things at residences but not on that scale.ŽP COURTESY PHOTOS Chuck Yannette and Stephen Parker of Parker-Y annette Design Group of Jupiter.


FLORIDA WEEKLY www MAY 2017 LUXE LIVING 5 COVER STORYThe job involves creating an upper and lower basin surrounded by cultured stone and accented with scuppers and spouts that majestically move the water within it. Flowering plants, oaks and palms will set off the structure. Everybody has a little bit of a style of their own, but we try really hard to have the design reflect our clients and not us,Ž Mr. Yannette said. We try really hard at getting the design they want rather than what we think is cool.Ž That said, he has a duty to advise others about some of the fields basic tenets. Were pretty conservative about plant choices,Ž Mr. Yannette said, refer-ring to his personal tendency to select a native palette that can resist drought and thrive without fertilizers. Sustain-ability „ as a landscape architect, its my obligation.Ž Examples of native plants abound. Cocoplum, cypress, gumbo limbo, ilex, mahogany and wild coffee can toler-ate heat and humidity and require less water than nonnative species such as the notorious Australian pine and Bra-zilian pepper. The No. 1 problem for plants is water,Ž principal Stephen Parker said. Grass and sod eats up a lot of it.Ž In South Florida, where St. Augustine lawns proliferate, some clients enlight-eningly have opted for artificial turf. They love it,Ž Mr. Parker said, pointing to a corner of the conference room where samples of synthetic swatches were stacked. They use it in their side yards and back yards.Ž Whenever an opportunity to go green presents itself, he takes it. We always find a way to get that into our designs, some not as much as oth-ers,Ž Mr. Parker said. Xeri-scaping principles are in everything we do.Ž He and Mr. Yannette have been in business together since 1994, and their jobs take them from Orlando to the Florida Keys and west to Naples. Both have bach-elors degrees in landscape architecture „ Mr. Parkers from Cornell University and Mr. Yanne ttes fr om the University of Florida. I was always the kid on the street who cut everyones yard and raked their leaves,Ž Mr. Parker said. I was also the kid who sketched and drew and took all of the art classes.Ž While he admitted he is not that great at math,Ž Mr. Yannette replied that he is. The Big Red Bear who grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and the Gator who grew up in Hollywood have developed a brand that blends clean and contem-porary looks with the transitional, all influenced by the ever-present British West Indies style of housing. Our landscape architecture is based off of that, to a certain extent,Ž Mr. Parker said. Trends include the Euro-edge pool, in which the water level is equal to the patio level and flows into a narrow drain, and the floating spa, in which the water spills from all sides to give off a suspended appearance. To me, thats just a work of art,Ž Mr. Parker said of the floating spa. Between the two of them, they have close to 100 projects going at any given time that are handled by a staff of five other landscape architects and four landscape design-ers. Whats nice about working here is its a growing area, so theres always a lot of work,Ž Mr. Parker said. We have a lot of great places, and we are able to get creative. We might not be able to do that other-wise.Ž Q „ Parker-Yannette Design Group, 825 S. U.S. 1, Suite 330, Jupiter 561-747-5069 or A Cn H 605 South Olive Avenue • West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 655-3109 • www.andersonshardware.comAVAILABLE THROUGH GIVE MOM OF WITH A GIFT CARD FOR DETAILS CALL 561-745-7177 OR VISIT Pnr r Ms D SPA GUESTS CAN ENJOY: SIGNATURE SPA TREATMENTS IN ONE OF OUR PRIVATE ROOMS OR DUET SUITE NAIL SALON SERVICES COMPLIMENTARY ORGANIC TEA AND REFRESHMENTS POOL, BEACH AND FITNESS CENTER ACCESS 5 NORTH A1A, JUPITER


6 LUXE LIVING MAY 2017 www FLORIDA WEEKLYGETAWAY BY MARY THURWACHTERmthurwachter@” oridaweekly.comThose who live in smaller towns in rural northeast Florida appreciate the slower pace, the sunny coastline and the refreshing sea breeze. But even if you don t live there, you can get in on the areas good vibe various ways, includ-ing walking tours, horse-drawn carriage rides, paddling through picturesque salt marshes, exploring old fortresses or having a picnic under majestic oak trees. A good way to explore the region „ and to trace the route of the iconic Intracoastal Waterway and experience Southern hospitality „ is by taking a bicycle tour. VBT Bicycling and Walk-ing Vacations offers one for those who dont mind harnessing pedal power to get a close up view of the area by travel-ing through communities showcasing with both African-American and Gilded Age heritage and hospitality. Participants spend five nights in top B&Bs and small hotels. Organizers say cyclists discover a rich architectural heritage, reflecting Spanish, French and English influences, by walking and biking through historic St. Augustine and Fernandina Beach, kayaking through a Timucuan Ecologi-cal and Historical Preserve and sharing a picnic lunch made of fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Tours include a visit to the Kingsley Plantation, Anastasia State Park, the St. Augustine Lighthouse and a sunset sail on the schooner Freedom in St. Augus-tine. The tour begins on Amelia Island at the Hoyt House or the Williams House, Victorian B&Bs that serve guests com-plimentary gourmet breakfasts. On the first afternoon, cyclists take a warm-up ride, looping through Fernandina Beachs historic district. The second day, bike riders circumnavigate the island, just two miles wide and 13 miles long. Theyll pass the states oldest lighthouse, beaches and have and chance to enjoy the pretty ocean side views. Some of the stops will include Fort Clinch and American Beach, where the African-American community came to swim and socialize during the time of segregation. The third day includes a visit to the Timucuan Ecological and Histori-cal Preserve, where kayaks await for a paddle through the marshes. On day 4, the circa-1780 Kingsley Plantation estate at the end of St. George Island is the destination. There, par-ticipants will have a chance to browse interpretive exhibits on the plantation life of days gone by. Established by Zephaniah Kingsley Jr., the Kingsley Plantation once produced indigo and Sea Island cotton. From the plantation, tour participants will be shuttled to St. Augustine, about an hours drive, and check into the Bay-front Hilton. On the fifth day, after riding through potato fields, mostly on quiet lanes, participants have lunch at a farm-to-fork culinary market on a 22-acre farm. After lunch, guests can visit the Lightner Museum, which was built in 1887. The museum is full of relics from Americas Gilded Age, including a fine collection of music boxes. A sunset sail on the historic schooner Freedom is on the evening agenda. Tour-goers will have a chance to get an up close look at the recently restored Bridge of the Lions, which connects downtown St. Augustine with Anastasia Island. Another option is a visit to the 1880s lighthouse, St. Augustine's oldest surviving brick structure. Meals are provided each day. Check-out from the Hilton is on the morning of the sixth day. Transport shuttles are available for those who need assistance or want for a shorter ride option. And, those who want a day off from riding are welcome to do that too. Airport shuttle service is provided for those who fly in. Bike riders average between 15 and 35 miles a day, or 2 to 4 hours. The tour costs about $2,000, excluding air or car transportation to the region. For more information, or reservations, call 800-245-3868 or see Q Pedal your way through historic northeast Florida Fort Clinch State Park is on Amelia Island.The Bayfront Hilton in St. Augustine. The Williams House on Amelia Island. The Lightner Museum has Gilded Age relics. The Hoyt House on Amelia Island offers an opportunity to relax before a day of riding.


FLORIDA WEEKLY www MAY 2017 LUXE LIVING 7 DESIGNER Q & A BY AMY WOODSawoods@” oridaweekly.comThe Rhode Island School of Design graduate brings not only an elite educa-tional background to his job of imagin-ing interior spaces but also inspiration from the four corners of the world. Stephen Mooney, owner of Stephen Mooney Interiors in Palm Beach, travels extensively „ at least three times each year out of the country. When you travel, you see so many things that we try to use in our designs,Ž Mr. Mooney said. Youre always bank-ing it in your memory. You cant learn that anywhere other than to travel.Ž Last summer, he visited the remote regions of Bhutan, Myanmar and Thai-land. This summer, he will head to Greece and Italy. On a past trip to China, he stopped in a bustling Beijing market and spontaneously shopped for furni-ture, porcelain, sculptures and more. One afternoon, we filled a container,Ž Mr. Mooney said. It was not intend-ed, but it just happened.Ž He used the fabulous finds in his clients homes from Canada to the Carib-bean. I can only have so much in my own home, right?Ž Mr. Mooney laughed. Here are his thoughts on design:Tell us a little about your philosophy of design. When I design a space, whether a room or a whole house, my goal is to create a space that's welcoming, comfortable, beautiful and func-tional. To me, that means the scale is human. How has that evolved over the past 25 years? Good design is forever. That is the Brunschwig [& Fils] slogan. And its true. Is there any one constant, or signature "look," in a Ste-phen Mooney design? Trims emphasize beautiful lines. Period pieces contribute to the space's timelessness. Art expresses the client's personal-ity. Accessories reflect the cli-ent's interests. Everything feels good to touch. The room feels complete. For some rooms, that means hav-ing a scented candle or music. For others, it means flowers and books. To me, these principles are universal and constant. Con-sequently, my signature look incorporates all of these and always has. Is there a "look" that says South Florida or Palm Beach? The light in Palm Beach is very clear, which requires that the colors used be clean. To me, the use of color and the relative infor-mality of life is what distinguishes the Palm Beach interior from, say, New York. What is your favorite design trend right now? I'm happy to see the use of warmer metals „ copper and brass, for example „ in fixtures. They make a utilitarian space less antiseptic and more welcoming. What trend were you glad to see go away? I'm happy to see the use of metallic fabrics fading. To me, they come across as inexpensive, although they may not be, and commercial. How do you balance your career with your wanderlust-fueled travel? I always get new ideas when I travel so I find it helpful for my work. When I was in Beijing a few years ago, I saw a Kang table and realized that, with a down cushion, it would make a wonderful otto-man. It now sits in a client's library in front of the sofa, where it's used both for propping feet and, with a tray, holding drinks. What is your favorite place for relaxation? Because I practice what I preach, my favorite place to relax is at home. Who are you following or watching, design-wise? I dont really follow any designers, but I do admire the work of Michael Smith and Bunny Wil-liams. Q „ Stephen Mooney Interiors, Six Via Parigi, Palm Beach, 561-659-1862 or PHOTOGRAPHY Stephen Mooney finds design inspiration while traveling abroad Globetrotting graduate of RISD says travel, work go hand-in-handStephen Mooney Interiors NŽLZFZWŽZWNZqWWTTWb2WpŽFWbŽWŽW2ŽFL W1HW__$WWU$4U_†4†T†


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