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LESLIE LILLY A2 OPINION A4BEHIND THE WHEEL A5PETS A6 GOLF COLUMN A12BUSINESS A13REAL ESTATE A15ARTS B1 COLLECT B2 EVENTS B4-7PUZZLES B13CUISINE B15 Download our FREE App todayAvailable on the iTunes and Android App Store. PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID FORT MYERS, FL PERMIT NO. 715 INSIDE WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017Vol. VII, No. 33  FREE Hatchback backThe new Honda Civic hatchback has two important upgrades. A5 X Dream affirmedPianist achieves her goal to play Carnegie Hall. B1 X CollectingFire on wood has long created beautiful works. B2 X SOCIETY PhotosSee who was out and about in Palm Beach County. B8-9,11,14 X BY EVAN WILLIAMS ewilliams@” For more than 150 years, it has been a beacon. And as of June 2, the beam of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse once again guides sailors along northern Palm Beach County after a $152,000 restoration project. The light was extinguished in May so a team of preservationists could remove paint and rust from its top. The roof and cupola were stripped to bare metal and repairs to the roof plates, seams and cupola were made. The coats of high-grade black paint (priced at $500 per gallon) and the roof repairs are expected to last 20 years or more. Other repairs included painting the underside of the gallery deck and replac-ing the wedges, painting the handrails and gallery deck. The preservation team consisted of historic architect Ken Smith from Ken Smith Architects in Jacksonville, lens conserva-tionist Joe Cocking from Lighthouse Lamp Shop, metalsmith expert Alex Klahm from Architectural Metal and Design and Anthony Houllis from Razorback in Tar-pon Springs. Climbing tours resumed June 3; regular admission rates apply. The Loxahatchee River Historical Society, the nonprofit that operates the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, received grants and donations toward the $152,000 project. For information, visit Q Jupiter lighthouse shines again after rehab SEE MARIJUANA, A8 X k l l Vo l BY THE NUMBERS % of Florida voters who voted yes to medicinal marijuana A pproxima te price for delivery of medical marijuana P atients in Florida who have qualified for medicinal cannabis Q Now that medicinal Now that medicinal marijuana is legal in Florida, marijuana is legal in Florida, cannabis-based medications cannabis-based medications are getting prescribed, but are getting prescribed, but uncertainty remains as to uncertainty remains as to exactly what conditions qualify exactly what conditions qualify N THE TUESDAY AFTER Memorial Day, Dr. Barry Gordon was busy seeing patients who might or did qualify to use medical marijuana under Floridas new, fast-growing pro-gram. A former emergency room doctor from Ohio, he and his wife, Patricia, and their business part-ner Patrick DeLuca, opened the Compassionate Cannabis Clinic in Venice five months ago. The practice is one of the first in Florida dedicated entirely to ordering marijuana-based medi-cines for people with a variety of debilitatingŽ ailments as defined by state law. And business has O SPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY_________________________PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIC RADDATZ / FLORDA WEEKLY


A2 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 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? Damien Leroy didnt know either until he fell more than 100 feet during a paragliding accident over Jupiter Beach. Because of the Level 1 trauma care at St. Marys Medical Center, Damien survived, allowing him to quickly return to his adventurous lifestyle. 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 System€ Highest designation in the state … Level 1€ Highest survival rate in Florida for the most severe injuries € Adult and Pediatric trauma care€ Trauma team with decades of experience available 24/7 We heal for Damien. Damien Leroy | Professional Athlete Trauma Survivor We heal for you. We heal for them. leslie COMMENTARY On life supportSo, imagine for a moment, America is great again and the pre-Obamacare days are back. How bad could that be? The Kaiser Health Foundation tells us, in those good old days, 52 million adults under age 65 „ or 27 percent of that population „ fell into the medical abyss of pre-existing health condi-tions.Ž If you have applied for health insurance, you know pre-existing con-ditionsŽ can be a minefield and blow your chances of getting coverage. They are a literal kiss of death. Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act (ACA) bans the use of pre-existing conditionsŽ by insurance companies as an underwriting practice. It also bans states from allowing insurance compa-nies to exclude essential health services from their policies. These exemptions provide coverage most sane people would agree policies should cover „ such as preventive care or medical interventions that keep you on the right side of healthy „ lab tests, inand out-patient care, and care before and after the birth of a child, for example. Before Obamacare, insurance companies favored a risk pool restricted to mostly healthy people. These were men and women in their salad days for whom medical issues were the least worrisome. From the customer side of the experience, if you needed sustained care, medical treatments or were likely to croak on the companys watch, you were unlikely to have a policy and an affordable cost. In other words, no sick or potentially sick, or on-their-way-to-being sick people should apply. It was a good deal for insurance companies but not so much for the American people. It all comes home to roost when you experience a medical blip. Your heart starts palpitating, you break a hip or cancer strikes. Your luck runs out. Being uninsured or holding a policy with riddled coverage puts your neck squarely under a guillotine poised to chop if off. So, with these experiences in mind, and the value-added of hindsight, many Americans who once enthusiastically supported blowing up the ACA are stricken by buyers remorse. Their worst fears have come to fruition. The U.S House of Representatives passed by a slim margin the American Health Care Act (AHCA). It is an awful bill. It guts Medicaid and undoes the consumer protections the ACA provides. As The New York Times puts it, conservatives seek to lower health care premiums by taking away the access of 23 million people to medical services and use the savingsŽ to give an $880 billion tax break to the rich. Floridas House Republicans have their fingerprints all over the AHCA. Ledyard King, USA Today, reported the AHCA would have failed if three Florida Republican House members, who originally opposed an earlier ver-sion of the bill, had not switched their vote to a yes. The defectors were Ron DeSantis, FL-6, Bill Posey, FL-8, and Ted Yoho, Fl-3, all members of the Free-dom Caucus, a group of radical right House members who wield an outsized influence in the House. Ten million low-income Americans are protected by the expansion of Med-icaid as authorized by the ACA. Ninety percent of the costs are paid by the feds. Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia participated in the expansion. But not Florida. The Florida Policy Institute predicted, had Florida taken the expansion deal, it would have injected $16.7 bil-lion into Floridas economy between 2017-2023 and ƒ created 54,000 jobs in the health care industry.Ž That didnt happen. Another consequence was that 567,000 Floridians who qualified for coverage under the expansion didnt get it. Medicaid expansion would have cured the coverage gap affecting their eligibility, i.e., having income too low to qualify for financial assistance through the federal insurance marketplace, and, because of Floridas eligibility rules, too high to qualify for Medicaid. Florida left billions on the table, lost thousands of jobs and put an untold number of lives at risk. Should the AHCA bill survive in some version, the states failure to expand Medicaid will continue to bite back. The federal funding it would receive under the AHCA will be capped at a substantially lower rate than the states that did take advantage of the opportunity. Thats because the AHCAs proposed spending limit „ known as per capita capsŽ fixes the amount of federal sub-sidy a state will receive for its Medicaid programs. States can continue Medicaid but they can kiss goodbye the subsidy Obamacare now provides. States can exceed the ceiling set by the AHCA, but the overage comes out of their own pocket. Good luck with that. Meanwhile, an article in The Miami Herald reports Floridas rate of Medicaid enrollment among the disabled and low-income seniors „ the most expensive populations to cover under the programŽ „ has risen much faster over the last decade in Florida than the national rate „ by 35 percent as compared to a national average of 17 percent. That means the affordable health care for a growing proportion of the states population is on life support; and the Republican majority is at their bed-sides, ready to pull the plug. Q „ Leslie Lilly writes frequently on issues of politics, public policy and philanthropy, earning national recognition for her leadership in the charitable sector. Email her at llilly@floridaweekly. com and read past blog posts on Tumblr at




A4 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY PublisherBarbara Shafer bshafer@floridaweekly.comEditor Scott Reporters & ContributorsLeslie Lilly Roger Williams Evan Williams Janis Fontaine Sallie James Mary Thurwachter Amy Woods Steven J. 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One-year mailed subscriptions: $31.95 in-county$52.95 in-state $59.95 out-of-state ption s: ailed subscription .95 in-county $52.95 5 st ta in5 70 647 647 .6 4.6 .64 04 04 b he we e web th y y. ekl ekly ee ee o o cri cri sc b ptions: y y nty nty te te a at ate tate -st -sta OPINION Got children?Yes, you, with the children or grandchildren. If you think the world will saunter along whistling DixieŽ and giving them the same waterfront Florida bliss youve come to expect, you might be right. I sure hope so, because my children are involved with yours, and all of them will have to live with our votes. A vote is a brick, unless its an ignorant vote or a non-vote, in which case its a card. Ten votes are 10 bricks „ or cards. Our children will either live in a house of bricks, or theyll live in a house of cards. Thats why Im ashamed by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a born-and-raised Florid-ian whose vote of silence in response to Americas withdrawal from the Paris Accord last week is another card in our childrens house. As of Sunday, hed still said nothing from the bully pulpit of a state likely to be one of the most deeply affected in the immediate years ahead by flooding and ris-ing waters resulting from climate change. Sen. Bill Nelson, on the other hand, issued this statement within hours of Pres-ident Trumps decision to pull America out: This is a huge mistake. Sea-level rise caused by the Earth heating up is a real threat to Florida. If the U.S. isnt going to do its part to combat climate change, then the rest of the world wont do theirs and millions of Floridians living along the coast will be at risk.Ž The Paris Accord is two things: a political posture and a practical maneuver. As politics, it put the United States in the drivers seat, not just of the war against disastrous climate change but of trade, of shared information, of the power of nations harnessed rather than nations dis-joined. It would have been a sure-fire job maker, too, many economists say. As pragmatism, the Paris Accord represents the first step in combatting a natural threat to humanity beginning to settle on the planet now „ in this century, at this time. The causes can be debated all day but they almost certainly include carbon emissions from fossil fuels. Only the woe-fully ignorant believe climate change is not real. Even Sen. Rubio, closely allied to such deep-pocket resistors of climate-change action as the Koch Brothers, should know that and have the courage and temerity to speak. He doesnt, apparently. Its harder to have courage when a couple of Kansas bil-lionaires whose money buys elections own refineries that can process 600,000 barrels of crude oil per day and operate 4,000 miles of pipelines to move it, as The New York Times has reported. No different drummer for him; the Florida senator from West Miami has marched to the beat of carbon champions for years. He voted for the Keystone Pipeline in 2012, he voted to exempt infrastructure damage by natural disasters from environ-mental reviews in 2014, he co-sponsored a resolution to exempt electric utilities from EPA carbon emission guidelines in 2015, the same year he called the Paris Accord an unfunny joke,Ž and this year he voted for Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Secretary Pruitt is a climate-science denier. And Sen. Rubio still appears to believe everythings OK, in 2017. What a privilege for living Americans to be the haves instead of the have-nots in the world: to have new cars when we want them, new clothes each season, fresh fruit and vegetables in January or July, vacations on the beach or in the mountains every summer. And to have a world that stands in awe of the United States, even when it sometimes resents us. But Marco Rubio, who turned 46 at the end of May, has taken all that for granted with his silence, perhaps because hes for-gotten the roots and the reasoning of his privilege and ours. Whether you vote for Democrats, Republicans, Aliens or Nobodies, taking it for granted has been a 70-year luxury relying on a warranty of sorts: long-range, full-body protection from any major chal-lenges to the American Dream, established beginning just after World War II. That catastrophic event dragged us reluctantly into a new world we turn away from now only at our own deep peril. Right off the bat, we secured the American Dream with the Marshall Plan, named for then Secretary of State and formerly General of the Army George C. Marshall, who introduced the idea at a Harvard Uni-versity commencement speech 70 years ago this month. A Democrat was in the White House (Harry Truman), Republicans controlled the Congress, and the Marshall Plan had bipartisan support all the way down the line. In a four-year period starting in 1948 we gave $13 billion, the equivalent of almost $190 billion today, to European countries. By 1951, historians report, every country that received money from the Marshall Plan „ friends and former enemies alike „ showed outputs at least 35 percent higher than any had in 1938, before World War II. Under a separate plan we pumped money into Asia as well, including Japan, all of it leading to increased international trade, to prosperity that tended to blunt war mongering, and to U.S. leadership in every direction „ militarily, economically and culturally. Offered our money and help, the Soviet Union rejected it and prevented us from giving aid to eastern European countries. We plunged into the costly, decades-long Cold War and, with the significant help of free-world partners, emerged victorious. But now were backing away from both that history and its strategy, or more pre-cisely running away from it at top speed, it seems. Will somebody, therefore „ that would be you, with the children „ please show Sen. Rubio and his colleagues-in-retreat to the brickyard? Either that, or show them the door. Q roger Embrace the robots For the past couple of years, the most important word in American politics has been the worst „ rigged.Ž Emanating from slang back in the 17th century, developing into a description of financial fraud, and then branching out to apply to cheating in sports and elec-tions, riggedŽ had a breakthrough year in 2016, and it shows no sign of loosen-ing its grip. It is a word of grievance and conspiracy. It is a word of institutional distrust. It is a word of larger forces beyond our control taking advantage of us. It is a word that says, We wuz robbed „ and we will make the bastards pay.Ž In short, it is the perfect term for a fevered era in our national life. Donald Trump has charged that everything is rigged. Its not just the politi-cal system thats rigged, its the whole economy,Ž he said during the campaign. The rigging specifically encompassed, among other things, unfair trade, immi-gration and economic policies,Ž as well as the Republican primary (at least when he was losing ground). Since Hillary Clinton picked up on the verbiage from Bernie Sanders, both major-party candidates last year argued that the system had been manipulated by nefarious forces working for their self-interested ends, i.e., rigged.Ž The election was basically a contest over which party had a better claim on the word. Yes, the game is rigged,Ž Eliza-beth Warren thundered. Its rigged for guys like Donald Trump.Ž In the stretch run of the campaign, Trump warned his supporters that we are competing in a rigged electionŽ and demurred from saying in advance that he would accept the results. Democrats lamented Trumps rhetoric, but when he pulled off a stunning upset, they immediately resorted to rigged charges of their own. Trump hadnt really won; the election had been stolen in a smoke-filled room somewhere in the Kremlin. The charges and countercharges contrast with the bygone era when national politicians avoided public allegations of foul play even when they might legiti-mately suspect it. Richard Nixon didnt contest his razor-thin defeat in the 1960 presidential election, despite doubts about the vote count in Illinois and Texas. He thought it wouldnt be good for the country, whereas now charges of rigging are the default. With trust in most American institutions badly eroded over the past 40 years, such accusations find a ready audience „ and do their part to undermine trust a little bit more. The idea that whatever we dont like about our country is the handiwork of shadowy forces is a form of paranoia, certainly when it involves systems as large, diverse and uncontrolled as our politics or our economy. But there is a certain comfort in this mindset. It pro-vides a ready, simple explanation for unwelcome trends or outcomes, and fixes responsibility for our troubles on an enemy. It implicitly promises not so much the creation of a set of truly neu-tral rules or more legitimate institutions than simple vengeance against those who are allegedly responsible for the rigging. In other words, it heralds a particularly nasty politics, and, increasingly, its the one thing that unites the right and left. Q „ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly


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It has been a dozen years since Honda offered this version in the U.S. The U.S. shied away from the versatile body style because companies like Honda often offered their lowest-priced model as an economy hatchback. And those who wanted a flexible vehicle without losing the premium image migrated to cross-overs. Now the hatches are returning with a vengeance as some of the sportiest mod-els available. But they also dont lose their value-for-money core. For example, the Civic hatch starts at $20,575 „ $960 more than the base sedan. It might seem like a lot extra to pay for versatility, but theres more to the story. The hatchback comes standard with the hotter 1.5-liter turbo-charged motor, which is only available on the sedans EX-T trim ($22,275) or above. Plus, a more aggressive body kit is standard on the hatchback. It takes its cues from the Civic Si performance model, a $24,775 vehicle. That car is about adding more mean darkness to the appearance. It includes larger bumpers with black hon-eycomb patterns, and the usual strip of chrome that runs from headlight to head-light is now a slick piano black. The speedy makeover doesnt end there. The hatchback utilizes the four doors from the sedan, but it has an overall profile thats more rounded and appears more aerodynamic. It also gets exclusive dual spoilers to make it look a bit faster. And for those who option this car cor-rectly, the Sport trim level offers twin tail-pipes that exit out of the center rear like a Porsche Boxster. Inside is the same interior and trim options that are available on the coupe and sedan versions. This is a welcomed carryover because Honda has great-look-ing seats with enough stitching to even give the standard cloth pattern a premium look and feel. The driver gets a cocoon-like feeling thanks to a high center console that con-tains a multi-level versatile storage space thats large enough to swallow gym-sized water bottles. This design also has good ergonomics that directs the right hand comfortably to the gearstick ƒ and thats absolutely intentional. Its because the second upgrade for 2017, the six-speed manual transmission, is available with the hotter 1.5-liter turbo motor. This displacement is smaller than the standard 2.0-liter, but the turbocharger means a horsepower increase from 158 to 174. And more than just a 10 percent jump in figures, it has a more eager feeling that develops its power sooner in the rev range. The turbo was once exclusive to the CVT automatic, but packaging it with the six-speed makes this Civic feel like a true pocket-rocket. Purchasing one of these turbocharged stick-shift Civics might take some determination at the local dealer. This combi-nation is only possible with the EX-T trims on the coupe and sedan. The hatchback offers this grouping on both the base EX and upgraded Sport model (that also turns the boost up to 180 hp.) But these hatches are not available with some handy features like the Lanewatch blind spot camera. Plus, the Si model thats available on the sedan and coupe has the turbo boosted to 205 hp, and it can be purchased with the six-speed. Sound confusing? Just know that Honda has positioned its hatchback model to be a midpoint for both price and power between the standard Civics and the high-performance models. The fact that the large rear opening makes them the only ones in the lineup that can swallow small furniture and large hardware is just an added bonus. Q myles


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To learn more about our boarding and veterinary services, please call or visit our website.Progressive Care, Hometown Compassion. Town and Country Animal Hospital86+:<3DOP%HDFK*DUGHQV)/‡ ‡ZZZWDFDKFRP A Cn H 605 South Olive Avenue • West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (561) 655-3109 • www.andersonshardware.comAVAILABLE THROUGH P ET TALESCat trick Three useful behaviors to teach your cat DR. MARTY BECKER, KIM CAMPBELL THORNTON AND MIKKEL BECKER We know what youre thinking: Cats cant learn tricks. Not so. Cats are highly intelligent and many of them are amena-ble to learning tricks „ or, as cats would put it, teaching you to give them treats. But why train a cat? Doesnt that take away from their inherent cattitudeŽ? We like to think of it more as enhancing their lives. Cats are smart and active, and training provides them with mental stimulation as well as a physical work-out. It helps you and your cat learn to communicate more skillfully, adding a new dimension to your relationship. And its just plain fun. Kittens pick up tricks more quickly because their brains are more elas-tic, but cats of any age can learn new behaviors. All you need is a clicker, some aromatic treats your cat can gulp down quickly, good timing and a little patience. Here are three easy tricks to teach your feline Einstein. Q Sit. This is a great trick to teach cats who have a habit of jumping on guests laps uninvited or chasing people and attacking their legs. Its also the foundation for teaching stay, sit up and wave. Start by holding a treat just above your cats head. As his nose goes up to sniff it, his rear automatically goes down into a sit position. The instant he sits, click and give a treat. Click and treat any time you see your cat sitting, whether youve asked him to or not. As you do so, give a name to the action „ SitŽ „ and praise him for it „ Good sit!Ž Once he learns to sit on cue (cats dont respond to commands, you know), you can have your cat sit as an alterna-tive to things he might do that annoy you. For instance, if your cat likes to sprawl across your desk while youre working, make it rewarding instead for him to sit at your feet or on a chair next to you. Q Come. This may be the easiest trick to teach, believe it or not. Every time you set down your cats food bowl, make an easily repeatable sound: ring a bell, jingle your keys or whistle a tune (dont use the clicker for this trick). Your cat will quickly associate that sound with mealtime and respond instantly to it. Learning to come when called can save a cats life. If you need to evacuate your home because of a fire or other emergency, it saves valuable time if your cat comes when called. Sound advice: Always reward your cat when he comes to you, and never call him and then do something he doesnt like, such as giving him a pill or taking him to the veterinarian. Q Touching a target. This is useful because it can help you direct your cat to certain areas. Use a target such as a pencil with a large eraser on the end or a narrow bird perch. Put a small amount of wet food on the end of the target and show it to your cat, holding it just far enough away that he has to reach forward to get the food. As soon as he touches the target with his nose, click and give him a treat. Gradually extend the distance the cat must come before touching the target. Once your cat will touch a target, you can use it to teach him to spin in a circle, jump through a hoop or go to a specific place. Q Tip for success. Keep training sessions short, no more than two or three minutes at a time, since cats have short attention spans. Q Pets of the Week>> Ghost a 4-year-old, 85-pound male mixed breed dog, is a lovable goofball that loves to play. >> Will, a 3-yearold male cat, is a friendly, laidback feline that loves to hang with his 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. >> Nibbles a 4-yearold male grey and white tuxedo cat, loves loves nibbling on treats, rolling in catnip, and having his dense fur brushed. He’s very good with people and other cats.>> Simon an 11-yearold orange tabby, would love to get on your lap and be petted. 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. The easiest way to teach a trick is to “capture” a behavior a cat does normally by rewarding him whenever he does it.


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A8 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLYboomed, said Mr. DeLuca, who as exec-utive director runs the clinics business side, with about 650 qualifying patients so far. In the next three to six months, he plans to open another office in the Fort Myers-Cape Coral area. Its still not legal to smoke marijuana/ cannabis buds in Florida, even as a medicine, and many of the medicines created by extracting oil from the plant have little to no THC, the chemical that gets you high and has made pot such a popular recreational albeit illegal drug for years. The active ingredient in the low-THC meds is typically CBD (can-nabidiol), which doctors and patients have found can relieve inflammation, pain and other symptoms without get-ting you stoned. For now, to qualify for a full-strength marijuana medicine with THC, the state requires that doctors expect you to die within a year. And people who qualify for any marijuana meds usually have to wait for three months to get it, the amount of time the state requires you to have been a patient of a doctor who orders it. Or, as Mr. DeLuca put it, A lot of people think theyre going to get qualified by a doctor and go get a bag of weed, and it doesnt work like that in Florida.Ž Instead, any licensed physician who has taken the eight-hour course on can-nabis required by the Florida Depart-ment of Healths Office of Compassion-ate Use can prescribe „ or technically, as a matter of legal semantics, rec-ommendŽ „ marijuana medicines for their patients to ingest, including by vaporizing oil (vaping) and taking the medication orally such as in pill form. The Office of Compassionate Use is in charge of keeping a registry of all doctors and patients who use medical marijuana and making it available to law enforcement, among other duties, such as providing patients with Florida medi-cal marijuana ID cards. So far, more than 800 Florida physicians have taken the eight-hour course required to recommend marijuana, although the vast majority dont have a practice dedicated entirely to the drug, such as Dr. Gordon. Like other advo-cates, he calls cannabis an exit drug,Ž helping patients get off sometimes dan-gerous opioid pain medications, not a gatewayŽ drug to harsher ones, as it has often been portrayed. Nobody is coming to see me to get high,Ž he said. People are coming in to try to get well and feel better. Its not to take more drugs, its to take less drugs.Ž And anyway, he adds, what if they do get a buzz off their medication? Its a difficult thing for the conservative, religious, Puritanistic, Victorian society we live in,Ž Dr. Gordon said. Youre not supposed to like your medi-cine. Cannabis has a strike against it from those people who view anything in life as pleasurable as not good. It gets in the way of its extreme positivity from the medicinal side.Ž Dr. Dareld Morris, a long-time Fort Myers physician with a family practice and owner of Morris Medical Center, predicts that more physicians will take the course after the stigma calms down in the next few years,Ž and people start to associate marijuana with medicine instead of with whatever experiences theyve had with it or whatever theyve heard about it in the past. That stigma has already shifted for some, evidenced by the more than 71 percent of Florida voters who approved Amendment 2 in November to expand the use of medical marijuana in Florida. Why would your doctor not want another tool in his toolbox?Ž Dr. Morris says. Thats the simplest way to explain it ƒ Its not prescribed for everybody, nor is it going to help everybody.Ž He has ordered marijuana meds for his patients primarily for multiple scle-rosis, seizures and cancer. David C., a 65-year-old West Palm Beach resident and Vietnam War Army veteran who suffers from Parkinsons disease and post-traumatic stress syn-drome, started using a no-THC mari-juana medicine in March to control his symptoms. David uses a vaporizer pen to inhale marijuanas CBD compound. He calls the result life changing.Ž It controls his shaking due to Parkinsons, has brought his daily level of pain down from an eight or nine out of 10 to a two or three, and allowed him to cut way backŽ on his pharmaceutical medi-cine, Carbidopa. It has side effects that include an upset stomach and difficulty eating and sleeping, he said. I used to take it every two hours to control (shaking). Now I take it when I wake up and thats it.Ž His cannabis medicine also helps with the PTSD that has dogged him since his experiences in battle when he was a teenager, now almost five decades ago. Those things stay with me, you dont lose it,Ž he said. I always tell people you rerun it just like an 8-millimeter film. You can see, sometimes even smell. Those things, I dont want to say theyre totally gone, but theyre not there as much in the moment.Ž His wife, Eileen, and their children and grandchildren have also noticed a positive change in David. Since using the medical marijuana, the whole family has noticed it seems when hes here, hes in the moment, hes with us again,Ž she said. Gray area for treatment In Florida, getting a recommendation for marijuana, with little or no THC, from your doctor means that he or she has determined you suffer from one of the qualifying ailments now listed in the state constitution: cancer, epilepsy, glau-coma, HIV, AIDS, PTSD, ALS, Crohns disease, Parkinsons disease, multiple sclerosis or other debilitating medi-cal conditionsƒ for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijua-na would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient.Ž Its that last part, giving physicians discretion to decide if a patient has some other condition that marijuana would help, that could open the door for doctors to order the drug for a much broader range of ailments. Depending on the interpretation, that could also mean millions more dollars flowing through a burgeoning industry in the third most populous state in the coun-try. With the drug being relatively safe, Mr. DeLuca argues, Its very easy to make the case that the benefits out-weigh the risk.Ž He points out the well-known fact that marijuana overdoses are virtually unheard of, although it has also been known to be addictive, cause anxiety, short-term memory loss, and have other side effects. Gold-standard double blind, peer reviewedŽ research on can-nabis has been stymied in the United States because of its federal status as illegal in any form. Even as states like Florida say it can be a medicine, can-nabis is considered a Schedule I drug by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Adminis-tration that has no currently accepted medical use.Ž Mr. DeLuca believes that lawmakers will ultimately not keep doctors from ordering the drug for a wider range of conditions because of the money at stake. You tell me how theyre going to stuff the cat back in the bag,Ž he said. Its not going to happen. Theres too much money involved.Ž Arcview Market Research, often cited for its reports on the cannabis industry, estimates that 1.8 million Floridians use marijuana of some sort on a monthly basis, and that the medical cannabis market will grow to a $1.3 billion mar-ket by 2021 if doctors are granted more latitude to recommend the drug and other restrictions are loosened, includ-MARIJUANAFrom page 1 EVAN WILLIAMS / FLORIDA WEEKLYDr. Barry Gordon, chief physician, and his wife Patricia Gordon check in patients at the Com-passionate Cannabis Clinic in Venice. A large indoor marijuana commercial growing operation for legal use. “A lot of people think they’re going to get qualified by a doctor and go get a bag of weed, and it doesn’t work like that in Florida.”— Patrick DeLuca who opened the Compassionate Cannabis Clinic in Venice five months agoCOURTESY PHOTO


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 NEWS A9ing granting more licenses to companies to grow, process and sell cannabis meds. Now, only seven companies can do that. As of the end of May, there were close to 15,600 patients in the state registry who have qualified for medical cannabis. The Department of Health projects that number could grow to 1.5 to 2.5 percent of the population, or up to about 250,000 people, under current guidelines. Others predict the numbers could be at least double that depend-ing on factors such as the status of marijuana changing at the federal level, and how much discretion doctors have in interpreting whether the benefits of marijuana would outweigh the poten-tial health risks.Ž Cannabis is a marvelously wonderful drug for treating pain, anxiety, depres-sion, inflammatory diseases, seizer dis-orders, muscle spasms and life-ending issues,Ž said Dr. Thomas Ashton, a sur-geon and owner of Grassroots Holistic Centers in Palm Beach Gardens. He ordered the use of medical cannabis for Davids Parkinsons and PTSD, but prescribing it for conditions that might fall outside state rules could put his license to practice at risk. The biggest gray area is, who are we going to place in the category that allows us to legally recommend (canna-bis)?Ž he said. There are a lot of other conditions that it can treat that are in the gray area. For example, chronic pain. Its a gray area whether I can prescribe for that or not. I just dont know yet.Ž Just as cannabis helped David cut back on his prescription pills, Dr. Ashton believes that it could help people get off opioid pain medications and addictions, which have caused thousands of deaths every year in Florida and elsewhere. The opioid epidemic being what it is and Palm Beach County being the epi-center of deaths due to overdoses, its high time we jumped on this,Ž he said. (Medical cannabis) is highly effective in getting people off opioids and other addictive behaviors.Ž While there is little definitive research, at least in the United States, anecdotal evidence abounds that mari-juana-based meds help patients. My most dependable evidence for this is my own clinical experience with my own patients,Ž Dr. Ashton said. I treat terminal cancer patients with can-nabis preparations according to the laws of the state of Florida and many of those cancer patients are addicted to opioid medication because theyre in constant pain.Ž With marijuana, those doses of opioidbased medications have been reduced 60 to 70 percent in six to eight months, he said, and sometimes eliminated. Dr. Ashton said he has about 100 patients who use medical cannabis, Dr. Morriss patients have also had success with marijuana meds. Theres a good and bad with it,Ž he said. There are no double-blind scientific studies available. But I dont have a single patient yet who has had a negative response, meaning they all feel better and have less symptoms I would say, or less pronounced symptoms, with medical marijuana than they did with-out it, and they are all taking less or have completely replaced their previous medications. So, you can imagine were really happy with that. But its early and there are no scientific studies being done.Ž There are other complications resulting from marijuana being illegal at the federal level. Insurance doesnt cover any of it. In addition to the cost of the medication, for instance, David paid $250 for an initial doctor visit to qualify and another $150 for a required checkup to get refills every 45 days. Each time he gets a delivery of medication, thats another $25. Meanwhile, the number of patients who qualify for various types of medical cannabis continues to grow. I think there are going to be somewhere around 250,000-plus, maybe as much as 1 million people in five years in Florida that will qualify for some of these conditions,Ž said Jos J. Hidalgo, founder and CEO of Knox Medical, one of the seven companies so far that the state has licensed to grow, process and sell marijuana medicines. Knox has a nursery where the plants are harvested before extracting oil that contains dif-ferent types of drugs such as THC and CBD found in cannabis. The raw concentrated oil is what gets ultimately put into various medi-cines that we offer,Ž Mr. Hidalgo said. Because of its federal status, the safety and quality of cannabis medicines is regulated by state rules and not the FDA. But Jos J. Hidalgo said that Knox Medical is acting and preparing as if the FDA will regulate it, as he believes it ultimately will. We certainly strive to be a pharmaceutical grade company,Ž he said. He projects that Knox could provide medicine for up to 75,000 patients. While many South Florida cities and counties have temporarily banned dispensaries over the last year amid uncertainty as to how medical cannabis will be regulated in the state, doctors can still order the drugs and patients can either drive to a dispensary or have them delivered. In South Florida, there are dispensaries in Tampa and Miami. Knox has opened dispensaries in Gainesville and Orlando with plans to open more in Tallahassee, Lake Worth, Jacksonville and St. Peters-burg. Q How a patient gets medical marijuana>> A physician diagnoses a patient with a qualifying condition for low-TCH or medical cannabis. >> The physician treats the patient for three months, and obtains voluntary, written, informed consent. >> The physician submits a treatment plan to the University of Florida College of Phar-macy each quarter or if the plan changes. >> The physician enters the order into the Compassionate Use Registry. >> The patient may ll the order at any dispensary operated by one of the seven approved dispensing organizations. >> The patient may order no more than a 45day supply.— Source: Florida Department of Health Drugs considered Schedule I by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration>> Schedule I drugs, substances or chemicals are de ned as drugs with no currently ac-cepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone and peyote. >> For more information about medical marijuana in Florida: http://www. ce-of-compassionate-use/ Cannabis-based medical products include vape pens and the oil cartridges used in them.Knox Medical and Trulieve are two of seven companies authorized to grow, process and dis-tribute medical marijuana in Florida.


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ON THE LINKS 156 players make up 100th Florida State Amateur Championship field at The Bear’s Club We first heard the claim Floridas oldest, continuously operated sporting eventŽ in 1963 when the Florida State Amateur Championship was first played at the St. Lucie Country Club in Port St. Lucie. It seemed presumptuous at the time, but we know of no challenges over the past 54 years so we must assume its still correct. Therefore, it seems appropriate that the 100th Florida State Amateur will be played in the Golf Capital of the World on courses connected to Jack Nicklaus, the greatest golfer in the world. The host course will be The Bears Club on Donald Ross Road in Jupiter, designed by Nicklaus and opened in the mid-1990s, while the alternate venue will be the Lost Tree Club on Jack Nick-laus Drive in North Palm Beach, where the Nicklaus family has lived since the late-1960s. The 156-player field will play each course once, Thursday or Friday, June 22-23, after which the low 70 and ties will survive and advance to the third and fourth rounds Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25. Play starts each day at 8 a.m. A players-only reception is scheduled Wednesday evening. Its the second time at each site for the State Amateur. Bob Murphy won at Lost Tree in 1966, Chase Seiffert at The Bears Club in 2012. It was the sec-ond State Amateur victory in a row for Murphy, who grew up in Nichols, a tiny phosphate mining community in west-ern Polk County. He also won the year before at Bay Hill in Orlando. Just four years earlier, in Fort Pierce in 1961, Murphy pitched and played shortstop for Mulberry High at the state schoolboy baseball championships, win-ning the Class A title one day, then beat-ing Key West High the next. The Class AA champion Conchs included George Mira and Boog Powell. In those days, there were two eight-team tournaments at the same site, all day for four days, then the two winners met for overall honors Friday night. Murphy went to the University of Florida on a base-ball scholarship, hurt his shoulder and took up golf. He won the U.S. Amateur in 1965, turned pro and won several times on the PGA and senior tours, became a commentator on golf telecasts and is now retired and still living at Delray Dunes in Boynton Beach, where he and Gail moved in 1969 or so. The State Amateur began in 1913 and has missed but four years, 1918 because of World War I and 1943-45 due to WW II. It was a match play event in the early years, being switched to stroke play in 1961. Other Palm Beach County venues since then, in addition to the pair at The Bears Club and the Lost Tree Club, include the old PGA National, now known as BallenIsles, in 1967; Presi-dent CC, 1978 and 1981; the newŽ PGA National, 1984; Jonathans Landing GC at Old Trail, 1988 and 1997; Bear Lakes CC, 1990 and 2005; Pine Tree, 2000 and 2006; and Jupiter Hills, 2008 and 2013. The late W.A. DubŽ Pagan, who later became a West Palm Beach fireman, then head professional at WPB Municipal, claimed the title at match play in 1952. Local winners in the stroke play era are Mickey Van Gerbig, Palm Beach, 1977; Dave Pesacov, North Palm Beach, 1981; Tom Knapp, Tequesta, 1983-84; Scott Ford, Lake Worth, 1989; and Judson JudeŽ Eustaquio, Lake Worth, 2008. Jacob Huizinga of Orlando is expected back to defend his title won last year at Fiddlesticks in Fort Myers. The last back-to-back champion was Chris Couch of North Lauderdale, in 1993-94. Don Bisplinghoff of Orlando holds the record with three straight, 1953-54-55. Champions receive a lifetime exemption into future State Amateurs as long as they remain amateur, to five state mid-amateurs, three state match plays and two Florida Opens. Q COURTESY PHOTO Jacob Huizinga won the 2016 state amateur title at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers. He’s expected to return to defend his Know the warning signs of prostrate problems PALM BEACH GARDENS MEDICAL CENTER Prostate problems frequently occur in men over the age of 50. Fortunately, most problems are not cancer. Even if cancer is diagnosed, the relative five-year survival rate for all men is nearly 100 percent. The most common prostate problem diagnosed in men over 50 is prostate enlargement or benign pros-tatic hyperplasia (BHP). This condition occurs because the prostate continues to grow as a man matures, potential-ly squeezing the urethra and affecting bladder control. The prostate is a gland about the size of a walnut that is located in front of the rectum just below the bladder. It wraps around the urethra, which carries urine out of the body. The prostate is part of a mans sex organs and is responsible for producing fluid that is part of semen. Regardless of age, men should see a doc-tor immediately if they notice any signs of prostate problems, such as: Q Frequent urge to urinate Q Having to get up during the night to urinate Q Presence of blood in urine or semen Q Feeling pain or a burning sensation while urinating Q Inability to urinate Q Painful ejaculation Q Recurrent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, pelvic area or upper leg Diagnosing prostate problems may involve several tests, the first of which is usually the digital rectal exam (DRE). During a DRE, the physician inserts a gloved finger into the rectum to feel the prostate and evaluate its size, shape and condition. A prostate-specific antigen blood test may be ordered to screen men without symptoms. Magnetic reso-nance imaging or computed tomogra-phy scans can also be used to identify abnormal structures. If BHP is diagnosed, the condition can be managed several ways. Mild symptoms may not require any treat-ment. However, regular checkups are necessary to make sure the condition does not worsen. Other options include surgery or taking medications to shrink or relax the prostate so it does not block the bladder opening. Acute prostatitis can start suddenly and cause fever, chills or lower back pain. Another form of prostatitis, called chronic bacterial prostatitis, is an infec-tion that occurs repeatedly. Both may be treated with antibiotics. Chronic bacte-rial prostatitis is a condition that is dif-ficult to treat and may need more than one round of treatment. Different prostate problems, including prostate cancer, may cause similar symptoms. That is why it is important to see your doctor to determine the proper treatment. For more information about prostate problems, talk with your doctor or see for a free refer-ral to a specialist near you. Q e rs s a f i re s W larry


Its Local.Its Entertaining.Its Mobile. Its FREE! Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today. Visit us online at ekly. Got Download?The iPad App BUSINESS PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 | A13 WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM IKE A MAGIC GARDEN, PERHAPS, BALLROOM dancing is a world unto its own „ but one open to all comers and thriving in Florida. Its good for your brain, your body, youre having a good time, its in a very positive environment, and every-body is helpful „ its a family,Ž says Elena Rudenco, director with her husband, Andrei, of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Fort Myers. Our youngest student is 4. Our oldest is 80.Ž While a number of good studios exist in each community, Fred Astaire is a national chain founded by the man himself, who opened the first such studio on Park Ave-nue in New York City in 1947, according to company literature. He was 48 years old at the time, a man at the pinnacle of his career on Broadway and in the movies. He redefined the way many Americans for generations to come would think about dance, their bodies, and themselves. The Fred Astaire studios became and remain popular „ they can be found today in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Palm Beach counties, for example. They also proved to be evergreen as businesses since people L SEE RHYTHM, A16 X BY ROGER WILLIAMS rwilliams@” Ballroom dancing continues to thrive in Florida, and its good for the body, the soul and the economy Rhythm remains


A14 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY MONEY & INVESTINGOnly quick, strong leadership will keep Illinois from a financial death spiralI believe, as a whole, politicians are good people. Sure, there are a few bad apples here and there but for the most part, the ones I have met are hard work-ing, caring individuals who truly want to help those they represent. The exception to this may be the state politicians of Illinois, who last week caused the two major credit agencies to downgrade the state finances to one level above junk status, with the expectation to be non-investment grade in the near future. So what has caused this historical down-grade and what effect will this have on the future of Illinois? Illinois issues, like most significant financial problems, were not caused overnight. The latest downgrades were the 21st such moves since 2009 and were the result of poor decision making by state politicians. For years, repre-sentatives knew that that the state was spending much more than the revenues it collected. But instead of reining in spending, the government continued to vote for high compensation and retire-ment benefits for state workers. In fact, between 2000 and 2015, pay and benefits for these employees increased by over 600 percent. Even more alarming were promises for future pay and pension obligations which now consume more than 25 percent of the Illi-nois general fund budget. So with spending out of control, how did Illinois balance its budget as required by law? It used every financial trick and scheme possible to balanceŽ the books. The state passed tem-porary tax hikes, used pension ramps and borrowed extensively to fill the gaps. All of these solutionsŽ were just stopgaps meant to kick the can down the road for someone else to handle. Unfortunately, the residents of Illinois are now paying the price. Basic services, funding to critical social programs and education funding all have been slashed dramatically. Taxes have been increased. And still none of the core issues plaguing the state have been addressed. Pen-sion obligations continue to increase. Debt obligations are on the rise. And now the Repub-lican governor and Democrat legislators cant even agree on a budget „ the deadline passed May 31 to approve a compromise plan. It now seems that the capital markets are stepping in to do what Illinois gov-ernment could not. Already, investors have punished the state by demanding a 2 percent interest premium compared to bonds from more credit worthy states. If Illinois is downgraded into junk status, most municipal bond funds would be forced to sell the debt because of their investment policies and the rate Illinois would have to pay would increase even more. This could very well then start a financial death spiral where higher interest rates would cause more financial pain for the state, which would lead to more rating downgrades and then higher rates. The state would have no choice but to stop accessing the capital markets to fund its poor choic-es because the cost of its debt would become too onerous. The state would have to make some hard choices and finally solve the significant spending prob-lems plaguing Illinois. Everyone would share the pain, including government employees through cuts in benefits and wages and citizens through higher taxes and fewer services. Like the problems Puerto Rico is facing today, the issues Illinois is grappling with could have easily been mitigated years ago through strong leader-ship. But Illinois has a couple of advantages Puerto Rico does not. First, it has the third larg-est city in the country (Chi-cago) with a vibrant economy. Second, it cannot declare bank-ruptcy so bondholders shouldnt completely abandon the state because they know they will get paid. All the state needs now are vision-ary leaders who can put petty political divisions aside to work for the common good. Is that too much to ask? Q „ Eric Bretan, the co-owner of Ricks Estate & Jewelry Buyers in Punta Gorda, was a senior derivatives marketer and investment banker for more than 15 years at several global banks. eric


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A16 WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY fall in love with dancing in any era, once they have a taste of it, says Ms. Rudenco. Its so healthy and so much fun.ŽSummer in the subtropics may be the best season for low cost, attentive instruction that could lead to such a healthy, fun romance. Even if you lack the talent of a Fred Astaire (and everybody else except Fred Astaire does, according to the critics) or you have the proverbial two left feet,Ž instructors say, youre capable of finding just as much joy as the greatest American popular dancer or his favorite sidekick, Ginger Rogers. In Naples at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Pine Ridge Road, for example, two introductory lessons are only $40, and you dont need a partner if you dont have one in mind. Ron Domagala took such an opportunity in 2015 offered by the Naples studio directors, Irina Fedosova and Strahinja Lackovic, and it changed his life. My first lesson I was so nervous,Ž the Naples resident recalls in a review of the experience. And for the first few les-sons, every time he heard Ms. Fedorova approaching across the dance floor, I got butte rflies in my stomach.Ž But within 18 months hed won a top student award at a regional competition dancing with his instructor, Ms. Fedoro-va. The feeling of accomplishment was indescribable,Ž he reports. Thats why many who take it up, keep it up, they say. In Palm Beach at the Paramount Ballroom, owner and former national cham-pion Alec Lazo leads a program designed for everybody, but with a special empha-sis on children. He calls it a no pressure dance studioƒ (where) we specialize in teaching dance to singles, couples and children of all ages.Ž Which may seem a paradox given the high-pressure challenges of his career in the competitive Ballroom Dance Sport industry. His resume, not atypical among directors or instructors at any of these stu-dios, includes such triumphs as U.S. Nine Dance Champion, U.S. Rising Star Latin Champion, U.S. Grand finalist and U.S. Rhythm finalist. The various forms and styles of dance are many, but sometimes broken into one of two categories: Rhythm and Smooth. The names of dances are themselves a kind of poetry, perhaps: Rhythm dancing includes the Salsa, Mambo, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Merengue, Rumba, Cha Cha, Samba, Bolero, Paso Doble and the Jive. Smooth, as one might imagine, consists of the Argentine Tango, the Foxtrot, the Tango, the Waltz, the Viennese Waltz and the Quickstep. For those beginning, those who have not danced in years or those who have a handicap, its possible for anyone to learn,Ž says Ms. Rudenco. Free lessons and reduced-cost and introductory packages are part of getting started, allowing new students to get the feel of it at little expense, she adds. Everybody learns differently, you may have natural talent or not. And that doesnt matter. Some people take a cou-ple of lessons to get the basics, and some might take four or five.Ž What if you want to be a good basic dancer in most social dance situations, including weddings or parties? Probably you need a year of basics,Ž she says. You should know one slow dance and one fast. Plus, we teach you how to connect with a partner „ with any music, any partner, in a crowd or when its not too crowded.Ž All of this can lead to peripheral businesses as well. In other words, its not only good for body and mind in the danc-ers, its good for the economy. At the Fred Astaire studio in Naples, We can assist you in your fundraising activities by providing gift certificates for your auctions, free lesson certificates for gift bags, or even providing the venue for your charity event.Ž Not only that but theyll host a dance party, provide demonstrations, and even DJ parties. Studios do weddings „ that is, they teach brides, grooms, parents, sometimes entire wedding parties how to actually dance to the music of celebration theyll hear, rather than stumbling around on a dance floor making vaguely rhythmic motions with heads, arms, hips and legs while trying not to bump into each other. And for those who get into the competitive end of the dance world „ at Fred Astaire, for example, competi-tions are a way to hone the art and take pleasure „ clothing and accessories businesses are bustling satellites to the dance industry. At WE Design in Fort Myers, makers of dance clothing and costumes, owner Maryland Wigginton said she was too busy even to have a phone conversation about the work she does. Shes probably as much a part of the dance world as the music or the dancers themselves, which suggests William But-ler Yeats was right in his famous poem, Among School Children.Ž He wrote, O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,/ How can we know the dancer from the dance?Ž Q RHYTHMFrom page 13 COURTESY PHOTOS / FRED ASTAIRE DANCE STUDIO IN WEST PALM BEACHBallroom dancers in West Palm Beach. The owners of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio WPB, Andreas Luetzner and Doreen Scheinpflug, receiving the Top Studio Award for 2016.


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Hot days offer green screen, green market BY JANIS FONTAINEpbnews@” oridaweekly.comAh, summer in South Florida!Season may be over but theres still a lot to do. On June 9, the Great Lawn turns into an al fresco theatre for Screen on the Green, free screenings of hit, family-friendly, PG-rated movies under the stars. The movie, which begins at 8 p.m., is Sing.Ž Pack snacks or visit one of the restaurants for a take-out treat. Arrive early and you can play a round of Glow-in-the Dark mini-golf or visit the 25 Aesops Tables that are part of this years SIP programming. There are also board games available for loan or try the supersized versions of your favorite games including human foos-ball and life-sized Jenga. For the movie, you should bring your own seating „blankets and lawn chairs are recommended. The Great Lawn is part of the West Palm Beach water-front, Flagler Drive at Clematis Street, in downtown West Palm Beach. For more info, visit wpb.orgShort-term green market For the next two Saturdays only, the Northwood Village Summer Green Mar-ket will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dixie Highway between 24th and 25th streets. Shop at vendors and get to know Northwood Village. Take a stroll and visit the restaurants and cof-fee shops, art galleries and boutiques sprinkled through the village. For info, visit jazz, Brazilian-styleThe Mandel Library of West Palm Beach offers an afternoon of Brazilian jazz with Treebo at 2 p.m. Sunday. Led by jazz guitarist Noel Lorica, this mul-ticultural band blends jazz, world and pop music. The free concert takes place in the auditorium of the library at 411 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. For information, call 868-7782.Flamenco-rumba-pop-salsa band Nicolas Reyes, Tonino Baliardo and the Gipsy Kings come to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach on June 11 for a show thats sure to get you up on your feet. Fusing flamenco, rumba, salsa HAPPENINGS SEE HAPPENINGS, B10 XARTS & ENTERTAINMENT PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 | SECTION B WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ArtCenter is drawn to illustrations The Lighthouse ArtCenters current exhibition focuses on childrens book illustrations. But the gallerys curator, Janeen Mason, promises that the show is anything but silly kids stuff. Anywhere in the United States, this would be considered a significant exhi-bition,Ž she said in a statement. We are honored to have these popular, well-loved illustrators send us their best work for all of our young and young at heart visitors to enjoy here in the village of Tequesta.Ž That exhibition, Drawn to the Arts,Ž running June 8-Aug. 11, will include work by some of the nations bestselling illus-trators and writers, including Kevan Atteberry, Priscilla Burris, Henry Cole, Raul Coln, Tomie dePaola, Bill Farnsworth, Patrick Girouard, Layne Johnson, Fred Koehler, E.B. Lewis, Frank Remkiewicz, Carol Schwartz, Mark Teague, as well as work by Ms. Mason, who is the author FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF_________________________COURTESY PHOTOThe Gipsy Kings. Pianist Yoko Sata Kothari has the answer SEE ILLUSTRATIONS, B3 XYoko Sata Kothari knows how to get to Carnegie Hall. Perseverance. Thats the real answer,Ž Ms. Kothari said by phone from her home in Lake Park. And you thought it was practice. Rest assured, she had plenty of that. But with persistence, you give up just about everything. After playing the piano for more than four decades, BY JANIS FONTAINE pbnews@” SEE YOKO, B10 X PHOTO ILLUSTRATION FROM MARK TEAGUE, FUNNY FARM Carnegie Hall?How does one get to


B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY #JMMZ+PFM &BHMFT &MUPO+PIO .BEPOOB UIFQBMNDPN %PXOMPBEUIF UIFQBMNBQQ561-627-9966 Bring Dad and the entire family to celebrate Fathers Day and everything Tropical! Tropical Fruit Tastings Tropical Fruit and Fruit Trees for Sale Tropical Beer, Wine, Teas and Lemonade Tropical Food Tropical Ice Cream and Pops Live Music Food Demonstrations Kids Activities Vendors GRAND OPENING OF THE WINDOWS ON THE FLOATING WORLD … BLUME TROPICAL WETLAND GARDEN! Admission $10; Mounts Members and Children under 12 FREE. Visit or call 561-233-1757 MOUNTS BOTANICAL GARDEN TROPICAL FRUIT FESTIVAL FATHERS DAY SUNDAY JUNE 18, 10 AM … 4 PM Produced in collaboration with the Rare Fruit Council Where: DejaVu Design Center, 4086 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-225-1950. Paid: $20 for the large box, $10 for the small. The Skinny: Before there were automobiles, there were glove boxes. They might be made of metal, glass, porcelain or wood. Sometimes, they would be covered in a wood-burned design of pyrography. The smaller of these two boxes almost certainly was created as a glove box, designed to sit atop a dresser and hold „ you guessed it „ gloves. Pyrography is not something Ive seen much of lately in shops and at shows. The price was right, so I picked these pieces up. The designs are simple but well executed and the pieces are practical. Now to find a place to use themƒ Q THE FIND:A pair of Flemish Art boxes COLLECTORS CORNER When fire and wood combined to make something beautiful It was the 1970s and crafts were all the rage. I lived in a neighborhood full of older people who loved to create macram wall hangings and plant holders, crochet beer cans into baseball caps and transform old greeting cards into elaborate decoupage-covered plaques, tables and boxes. My folks were more practical „ they wanted me to burn and break stuff. I must have been in fifth grade the Christmas they got me wood-burning and bottle-cutting kits. They thought I could make something neat. Unfortunately, they thought wrong. If I recall, that wood-burning set came with an electric pyrography pen, templates that could be traced onto wood and a few panels that were printed with the outline of some floral design. At that time, I had everything going for me but coordination. While I could paint and draw, tracing a design was difficult for a left-handed kid when all the manuals offered demonstrations by right-handed folks. I burned myself more often than I burned the wood, and every nail I hit went sideways and every board I cut was crooked. I had the same issues with the bottlecutting kit. For this, you placed the bottle horizontally on a stand and turned it against a blade that scored it. Then you rotated the scored area over a candle flame until the bottle broke and you sanded the sharp edges to use it as a drinking glass or candleholder. But the glass never broke cleanly for me and the kit ended up going to waste. I dont ever remember actually completing a project. As a result, I have nothing to show from my days as a budding crafter, though two dollhouse-scale privies, a boat and a raft I built sat for years in a diorama of downtown Fort Myers that was on display at the Southwest Florida Museum of History. Its because of my own history as a thwarted crafter that I am in awe of those who preceded me. The Flemish Art Co. of Brooklyn sold finished pyrographic works, as well as kits and tools to make the wares. The Art Nouveau movement was in full swing, and the designs tended toward the organic, with flowers and vines spilling over the surfaces. Housewives of the day used gaspowered pens to burn their designs into soft wood that was transformed into anything from small boxes and mirrors to large furniture pieces „ a South Florida store had a particularly fine desk with the image of a woman peering out from the side. Two boxes I recently acquired have a similar motif of flowers „ one actually is marked Flemish Art.Ž scott SIMMONS I look at them and remain in awe that someone so long ago took the time to create a thing of beauty that remains a pleasure to behold a century later. And I smile at the memory of my own thwarted career as a crafter. Q SCOTT SIMMONS / FLORIDA WEEKLYFlemish Art boxes date from the turn of the last century.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 B3 and illustrator of the national award-winning childrens books in the Ocean CommotionŽ series. The artists and authors featured in the exhibition have been recipients of such kudos as the Caldecott Award, the Newbery Award, the Pura Belpre Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, the Bank Street Book of the Year Award and the U.S. Maritime Literature Award, among others. The gallery will be brimming with Indians and robots, monsters and bun-nies, graphic novels, nature, heroes, his-tory and humor, Ms. Mason said. Many of the works of art will be available for purchase. To complement the illustrations, a giant chess set sculpted from terra cotta will be on display. It features the charac-ters from Winnie the PoohŽ and The Wind in the Willows,Ž and was created by and is on loan from Jupiter Island art-ist Joan Wobst. The pop-up gallery will feature The Playground,Ž with works by noted California ceramic artist Cheryl Tall. The gallery and art school also is set to kick off its 47th annual Summer Enrich-ment ArtCamp. Local families can participate in weekly camps that will feature learning about the fine art of illustration and story-telling. Children ages 6-12 will explore drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and ceramics based on weekly featured art-ists from the exhibition during the 10 weeks of ArtCamp from June 5-Aug. 11. An end-of-summer exhibition of camp-ers artwork will be on display during the week of Aug. 7. The gallery will wrap up with a back to school bash planned for Aug. 13, when summer ArtCampers will be invited back to celebrate with Page Turner Adven-tures, receive prizes for their artwork and create a temporary community art installation. Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery is in Gallery Square North, at 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. Call to schedule a docent-led tour. Admission: Adults, $10; children, $3 (with art project $5).For information, visit or call 746-3101. Q ILLUSTRATIONSFrom page 1 CONTRACT BRIDGEKeep your eye on the ball BY STEVE BECKER A declarer who wants to get the most out of his cards must of necessity keep close track of the defenders distribution. For exam-ple, examine this deal where West led the K-A and another club, ruffed by East and overruffed by South. Declarer crossed to the spade king and lost a heart finesse to Wests king, and West returned a trump. Having lost three tricks, South now had to avoid a spade loser to get home safely. He appeared to have two chances: If the dia-monds were divided 3-3, the spade jack could be discarded on dummys fourth diamond; failing that, South could finesse the jack of spades (he could not see, as we do, that Wests queen was at this point singleton). But South also saw a third possibility, based on what he had already learned about the opponents hands from the early play. So after drawing a third round of trumps, he cashed his last trump, discarding a spade from dummy, and then played the A-K-Q of diamonds. This proved very illuminating. Although the dia-monds did not divide 3-3, the contract was nevertheless assured. Declarers last two cards were the A-J of spades, while dummy still had the eight of diamonds and a spade. Easts last two cards, though unseen, were known to be the jack of diamonds and a spade. Furthermore, since West had shown up with six clubs, three hearts and two diamonds, he was known to have started with exactly two spades, one of which he had already played. And so, armed with the certain knowledge that each opponent at this point had only one spade, South led a spade to the ace and dropped Wests queen to make the contract. Q PUZZLE ANSWERS


B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLYPlease send calendar listings to calendar editor Janis Fontaine at THURSDAY6/8 Art After Dark — 5-9 p.m. Thursdays at the Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Cine Magician Night: A special show by Antino Art, When Magic Met Poetry,Ž features acts of magic performed to spo-ken word poetry. The 15-minute spot-light talks from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. focus on What is real?Ž Works discussed will include Chaim Soutines Landscape at Cret,Ž Kay Sages Wind in the Corner,Ž Joan Mirs Woman, Bird and Star,Ž and Giorgio De Chiricos The Sailors Bar-racks.Ž A screening of the film A Trip to the Moon,Ž a French silent film released in 1902 and directed by George Melies. Musical entertainment is by Stephen Seto. Free. 832-5196; By Night presents Summer in Paradise — 6-10 p.m. Thursdays at the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 101 N. Flagler Drive at Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. Super-sized CBN with two bands, plus the unveiling of the new art installation, Aesops Tables. Kicks off 90 days of fun for friends, family and even Fido. June 8: Daniel Keith Band with opener Eli Mosley“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 ga rdens that are part of the Conservation Course, an 18-hole minia-ture golf course. Tickets: $15 adults, $11 age 3-12, free for members and younger than age 3. 832-1988; John Cleese — Tickets went on sale June 2 for this show on Nov. 1 at Kravis Center, West Palm Beach. Live on Stage for Conversation and Q&AŽ follows a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.Ž Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only, please. Coconuts NOT included. Tickets: $40 and up. 832-7469; FRIDAY6/9 Safari Nights — 4:30-9 p.m. Fridays, Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Each week has a unique theme and costumes are encour-aged. Face painting, experience up-close animal encounters, kids crafts, and a kids DJ Dance Party. The Tropics Caf is open for dinner or a snack. Info: Night Dinner Dance — 5 p.m. June 9, American German Club, 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth. Guest admission is $8. Dinner is served from 6 to 8 p.m. and is $12. Grilled kielbasa, mini pork shank in sauerkraut, pierogies or fish. Music and dancing from 7…11 p.m. to music by Roberto Kresimir Voca. No shorts or T-shirts. 967-6464; & Stroll Summer Walks — 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 9, the second Friday of the month at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. 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 Caf. 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: 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; Beer and Hymns — 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 9, Aioli Restaurant at 7434 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. A Southern Gospel ensemble of mixed instruments and voices will lead the musical eve-ning. Hosted by First Congregational Church of Lake Worth. Beverages and food available for purchase. Info: 917-495-3782. Screen on the Green: “Sing” — 8-11 p.m. June 9, the Great Lawn, Flagler Drive at Clematis Street, downtown West Palm Beach. The lawn at the waterfront turns into an al fresco the-atre the second Friday of the month for free screenings of hit, family-friendly, PG-rated movies under the stars. Blan-kets and lawn chairs are recommended. Visit Aesops Tables, play a round of mini-golf or grab a snack at one of the restaurants before the show. Info: SATURDAY6/10 Let’s Get Art-Sea — 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday through Aug. 4 at Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, West Palm Beach, next to Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth. The ses-sions are taught by a certified art teach-er, with a theme of ocean conservation. They are designed for children age 5-10, but kids younger than 5 are welcome with a parent or guardian. $20 per child per session, $10 for each sibling. Spend more than $100 and get a free two-hour session. Register online at or call 746-4576. Dj Vu performs — 6-9 p.m. June 10, Harry and the Natives, 11910 SE Fed-eral Highway, Hobe Sound. The local oldies band performs. Info: 772-546-3066. SUNDAY6/11 Open house at Manatee Lagoon — 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. June 11, Manatee Lagoon, the FPL Eco-Discovery Center at 6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. Learn about the fun and educa-tional opportunities for kids this sum-mer at this open house. Explore the Junior Aqua Lab, hear storytellers read about aquatic species, take a paint-ing class, learn about mindful health and wellness, and hear talks about the beloved manatee and take a walking tour of the exhibits. 626-2833; TUESDAY6/13 Why Courts Matter: Immigration — 6-8 p.m. June 13, The Palm Beach Post auditorium, 2751 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Immigration lawyer Jac-queline Delgado will speak. Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County. Free, but advance regis-tration is requested at or 968-4123. WEDNESDAY6/14 Dan Garrison Dinners — 6:30 p.m. June 14-15, Okeechobee Steakhouse, 2854 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Mr. Garrison, owner of the first and oldest legal whiskey distillery in Texas, Garrison Brothers, will host two dinners with his favorite pairings, selected from a series of bourbons and matched with six courses. $150. 655-5558. LOOKING AHEAD SIP Clematis by Night — 6-10 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 31. An extra hour of free music on the West Palm Beach Waterfront with two bands every week. Info: June 15: Sweet Justice with opener Nostaljah Band Q June 22: 56 Ace with opener Wolfepak BandQ June 29: Quick Fix and opener Business As UsualGardens Movie Nights & Food Truck Bites — June 16, Veterans Plaza Amphitheater, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. Flashback to the 80s with the fantasy sci-fi, E.T. The Extra-TerrestrialŽ. Food trucks arrive at 6:30 p.m. The movie starts at 8:15 p.m. Limited seating provided. BYO blankets or lawn chairs. 630-1100; 4 The Sea — June 17, along A1A in Juno Beach. Run for ocean conserva-tion with Loggerhead Marinelife Center. A four-mile run begins at 7 a.m., a one-mile kids fun run begins at 8:15 a.m. This year, theres a virtual run so sea turtle fans everywhere can run from anywhere. After the race, have breakfast, visit the vendors, and let the kids enjoy interac-tive kids activities. Pre-registration is $40, which includes a sport style T-shirt and custom finisher medal. The kids fun run is $10/child, which includes a childs T-shirt and medal. Parents can run with their child at no additional fee. Free park-ing in Loggerhead Park with overflow parking and trolley service from the Juno Beach Pier Park. Volunteers are needed. Email Veronica at To register, visit A Benefit — 5:30 p.m. June 17, Lillys Table, 748-A Park Ave., Lake Park. This fundraiser for the Connor Moran Cancer Foundation, which is cel-ebrating the third anniversary of GET OUT! South Florida, the LGBTQ radio show and podcast. Featuring a buffet dinner, local celebrities and podcast personalities, prize drawings, and a live broadcast. Tickets: $18.95, benefits the Connor Moran Cancer Foundation. 827-6468 or email Info: AT DRAMAWORKS Palm Beach Dramaworks at The Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 N. Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Call 514-4042, Ext. 2; “Sweeney Todd” — July 14-Aug. 6. AT THE EISSEY Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, 11051 Campus Drive off PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens. Tick-ets: 207-5900; Dance’s Spring Perfor-mance 2017 — June 8.Ballet East presents “Coppelia” and Mixed Rep Performance — June 16-17. AT FAU BOCA RATON Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton. Venues include University Theatre, the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, and Studio One Theatre, Par-liament Hall. Info: FESTIVAL REP 2017 — June 12-July 30. The FAU Department of The-atre and Department of Music perform summer musicals, comedies, and con-certs. Tickets: $25. Q Piano Gala Concert — June 12, University Theatre. Q “Sense and Sensibility” — June 23-July 22, Studio One Theatre. Q “Into the Woods” — June 30-July 30, Studio One Theatre. Q Big Band Hits from The Golden Age — July 15-16, University Theatre. AT THE GARDENS MALL The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 775-7750; thegardens-mall.comLet’s Get Buggy! Celebration — 10-11:30 a.m. June 9 in the Babies Clubhouse in Nordstrom Court. Babies will enjoy story time, songs and arts and crafts. Not a member of the Kids Club? Register for free at: Men’s “Tune Up” With The Gar-dens Mall Walking Club — June 14, in Nordstrom Court. During National Mens Health Month, learn how to take charge of your health. Registration for new members begins at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m., a presentation by Gail Cooper-Parks, RN, BSN, OCN, Health and Well-ness Navigator, is planned. Refreshments. RSVP to Teresa Dabrowski at or 622-2115. 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. Jupiter Green & Artisan Market — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, year-round.Free Movies on the Waterfront — 8 p.m. Free movies are held the fourth Friday of the month. Classic Car Show and a tribute band performance — 6 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month. AT THE KELSEY The Kelsey Theater, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Info: 328-7481; or“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” — 9 and 11:45 p.m. June 17. AT THE KRAVIS Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Info: 832-7469; Gipsy Kings — June 11Diana Ross — June 24 CALENDAR


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B5 CALENDAR #EATIT 6.9-10 TOP PICKS #SFL #SEACOWS Q Open house at Manatee Lagoon — 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. June 11, Manatee Lagoon, the FPL Eco-Discovery Center at 6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. 626-2833; Q Ashley the Entertainer — June 9 and 10, Arts Garage, Delray Beach. 450-6357; Q The Palm Beach Gardens Summer GreenMarket — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 24, STORE Self-Storage and Wine Storage, 11010 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Q Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks — 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 9 at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. 495-0233; #FRESHFARE AT THE LIGHTHOUSE Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum, Light-house Park, 500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter. 747-8380, Ext. 101; Sunset Tours — 7:30 p.m. June 14 and 28 and July 5 and 19, and 7:15 p.m. Aug. 2 and 23. Weather permitting. Spectacular sunset views and an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom. Tour time: 75 minutes. $15 members, $20 non-members. RSVP required. Get tickets online or call 747-8380, Ext. 101. Lighthouse Moonrise Tour — 7:30 p.m. June 8 and 9 and July 8 and 9, 7:15 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7. Weather per-mitting. Spectacular sunset views and an inside look at the nuts & bolts of a working lighthouse watchroom. Tour time: 75 minutes. $15 members, $20 non-members. RSVP required. Get tickets online or call 747-8380, Ext. 101. Hike Through History — 8:3010:30 a.m. July 1 and Aug. 5. Discover the topography and natural history of Jupiters National Conservation Lands historic site on this 2-mile trek. Free, but RSVP required at 747-8380, Ext. 101. Twilight Yoga at the Light — 7-8 p.m. June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28. Mary Veal, Kula Yoga Shala, leads. Lighthouse Book Club — 6-7 p.m. July 5 and Aug. 2. Join the museum staff in book discussions on all things Florida. July: Black Creek-the Taking of FloridaŽ by Paul Varmes. Aug.: Touched by the SunŽ by Stuart McIver. Donation requested. RSVP at 747-8380, Ext. 101. AT MACARTHUR John D. MacArthur Beach State Park — 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, Singer Island, North Palm Beach. 776-7449; Turtle Talk & Walk — Nonmembers register online at Tickets: $12, nonrefund-able. Walk dates are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, through July 14, except June 23 and July 3. Beach Cleanup — 9-11 a.m. June 10. Help preserve our water ways. Commu-nity service hours for students. Register with Art at 776-7449, ext. 109.Cruisin’ Food Fest — Noon to 4 p.m. June 10. Cool cars, live music, give-aways and a food truck invasion. Held the second Saturday of the month. Bluegrass Music with the Conch Stomp Band — 1-3 p.m. June 11. Birding at MacArthur — 9:30 a.m. June 18. Join a ranger-led walk identify-ing birds. Bluegrass Music — 1-3 p.m. June 18. Foot-stompin, hand-clappin bluegrass in the amphitheater. Butterfly Walk — 11 a.m. June 24. A ranger-led walking tour through one of South Floridas last remaining hard-wood hammocks in search of b utter flies. Free with paid park admission. Reserva-tions are required at 624-6952. AT THE MALTZ Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indian-town Road, Jupiter. 575-2223; www.jupi-tertheatre.orgGoldner Conservatory of Per-forming Arts Shows:“Guys and Dolls” — June 23-24“Godspell” — July 1-2 “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” — July 28-29. AT MOUNTS Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 N. Mili-tary Trail, West Palm Beach. Info: 233-1737; Literary Garden: Book Dis-cussion — 6-7:30 p.m. June 13. Book: The Cabaret of Plants: 40,000 Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination,Ž by Richard Mabey. Free. To pre-register, call 233-1751. Tropical Fruit Festival — 10 a.m.4 p.m. June 18. A tropical-themed car show, tropical fruit tastings, tropical beer, wine and teas, tropical food trucks, live music, food demonstrations, Trop-KidsŽ Zone, tropical fruit trees and fruit available for purchase. Free for mem-bers of Mounts Botanical Garden and the Rare Fruit Council, and for children 12 and under. Free for members and children age 12 and younger; $10 non-members. AT THE PLAYHOUSE The Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Info: 586-6410; Night Fever — July 6-23In the Stonzek Theatre: “Risk” — June 9-15“Wakefield” — June 16 …22“I, Daniel Blake” — June 16 …22 AT THE IMPROV Palm Beach Improv at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach. Info: 833-1812; Lisa Lampanelli’s Lady Liberty Tour — June 8Lavell Crawford — June 9-11Brad Williams — June 15-18 Chris D’Elia — June 22-24 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; Festival Del Mar — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 17. GEMS Club — 5-7 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month. For girls in grades 3-8. Math, science, engineering and tech-nology including dinner and refresh-ments. $7 registration fee. A special presentation from a female in the sci-ence industry and themed activities and crafts. Pre-registration required at Info: or 832-1988.GEMS Club @ STEM Studio Jupi-ter — 5-7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the STEM Studio; 112 Main St., Jupiter. Girls in grades 3-8 explore the worlds of math, science, engineering and technology. $10 fee includes dinner and refreshments. Pre-register at AT FOUR ARTS The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Call 655-7227; “Illustrating Words: The Wondrous Fantasy World of Robert L. Forbes and Ronald Searle” — In the Mary Alice Fortin Childrens Art Gallery.Summer Chef Series: “Chef’s Favorites: Cooking for Friends and Family” — Special luncheons featuring your favorite local chefs prepar-ing their favorite meals. Tickets are $75. Call 655-7226 or visit Pushkar Marathe of Meat Market — 12:30 p.m. June 15 Q Aaron Black of PB Catch — 12:30 p.m. July 6Q Andrew Schor of Palm Beach Grill — 12:30 p.m. July 20 Q Javier Sanchez of Renato’s — 12:30 p.m. Aug. 3Summer Book Discussion — 5:30 p.m. June 20, Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building. Matthew Kiernan facilitates a discussion of The CircleŽ by Dave Eggers. The movie starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson will be released on DVD in August.


B6 WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY Connect with us: #HarboursideFL I 561.935.9533 WEEKLY HAPPENINGS AT HARBOURSIDE SUNSHINE IN THE SUMMERTIME SUMMER SCIENCE CLASSES June 5 … August 12 | 9am … Noon Monday through Saturday, play at Harbourside Place all summer long! Enjoy the interactive splash pads, free games at the waterfront Amphitheater and more! WEEKLY GIVEAWAYS AT THE AMPHITHEATER! Makeover Monday Win a manicure from Venetian Nail Spa or blow-dry from The Blowzone Tuesday Lunch Enjoy $2 tacos at Calaveras. Free kids meal at Another Broken Egg with adult entre purchase Yogurt Wednesday 25% off Johnny Swirls Check-in Thursday Check-in at the amphitheater via social media for a chance to win a $10 gift card to one of our restaurants Flip Flop Friday Win a pair of ”ip ”ops from Swimn Sport *All winners must be present to win* June 7 … August 9 | 6pm … 7pm Join the South Florida Science Center every Wednesday night at Artlantic Fine Art for weekly science classes. Cost: $12 per class. Preregistration required. Email: for reservation and more info. CALENDAR LIVE MUSIC AmericanAirlines Arena — 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. www.aaarena.comQ Chance the Rapper — June 13 Q Paul McCartney — July 5 Q Roger Waters: US + Them — July 13Arts Garage — 94 NE Second Ave., Delray Beach. 450-6357; Q Ashley the Entertainer — June 9 and 10. Jazz, Big Band, Rock n Roll, Oldies.Q PALO! — June 11. Afro-Cuban Funk Q ONYX – Yardij & Papaya Whip — June 15. Q Julio Montalvo — June 16. New Latin jazz. Blue Tuesdays at Boston’s — 8:30-11:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Bostons on the Beach, 40 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. Hosted by Frank Ward. No cover. 278-3364; www.bostonsonthebeach.comCafe Boulud: The Lounge — 9 p.m. Fridays, in the Brazilian Court Hotel, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach. Info: 655-6060; Yacht Club — Jazz sessions start at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at Camelot Yacht Club, 114 S. Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach. TCHAA! Band performs. 318-7675.The Colony Hotel — 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Info: 659-8100 or 655-5430; Motown Fridays with Memory Lane — 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Q Saturday Late Night with the Dawn Marie Duo — 9:30 a.m.-midnight, music and dancing, plus cameos by Royal Room headliners and other celebrity performers.Copper Blues at CityPlace — 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. 404-4101; Jerry Leeman — 5 p.m. June 9 Q Krazy Train — 8:30 p.m. June 9 Q Steve Chumley — 5 p.m. June 10 Q The Silent Shout — 8:30 p.m. June 10Q Bruja Duo — 8 p.m. June 11 Q Taylor Road — 8 p.m. June 12 Q Grindstone — 8 p.m. June 13 Q Abby Owens — 8 p.m. June 14 Q The Flyers — 8 p.m. June 15Don Ramon Restaurante Cuba-no & Social Club — Live music Thursdays through Sundays, 7101 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. 547-8704.E.R. Bradley’s — 104 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Friday, Saturday and Sun-day. Info: 833 -3520; www.erbra — 960 N. A1A, Jupiter. Age 21 and older. Info: Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino — 5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood. 866502-7529; Q The U2 Concert Experience — June 10 Q Ozuna-Odisea World Tour — June 24Q The Rock Pack — June 30. Featuring John Payne, former lead singer of ASIA and founder of The Rock Pack; Lou Gramm, original lead singer of Foreigner; Steve Augeri, former lead vocalist of Journey; and Bobby Kimball, original lead singer of Toto.PGA 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. Relax to the soothing sounds of local jazz featuring a different live band every week. An a la carte menu is served from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Upcom-ing performers include The Susan Mer-ritt 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; “Todd McGrain’s The Lost Bird Project” — On display through June 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; Norman Berman exhibition — Through June 10. The 81-year-old artist displays his work. A working artist and fine art photographer, Bermans work includes abstract paintings. Q Call for art: Digital Painting 2017 Exhibit „ June 12-July 14, featuring work created using digital software, printed on any medium. Opening recep-tion: June 16. The Armory Art Center — 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. 832-1776; “2D Student Summer Show 2017” — June 9-July 8The Audubon Society — Bird walk info:; 508-296-0238. Center for Creative Arts — 1105 Second Ave. S., in an historic FEC train depot building, Lake Worth. 310-9371 or 508-7315.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 B7 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 TracksMon-Sat. 10-4 p.m. 561-401-9585 t6QTDBMF3FTBMFt3PPNTUP&YQMPSFt'VSOJUVSFr"SUr"OUJRVFT+FXFMSZt$IJMESFOT#PVUJRVF Shop-Donate-VolunteerSt Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Jupiter CALENDARThe Box Gallery — 811 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach. 786-521-1199; www.TheBoxGallery.Info.Q “All Florida II Abstractions Exhibition” — Opening reception is 6-10 p.m. June 16.The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County — 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues-day-Saturday. Info: 471-2901; at the Gardens — 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. 340-1600; downtown-atthegardens.comQ Concerts in Centre Court — 6-9 p.m. Friday. Free.The Flagler Museum — One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: free for members; $18 adults, $10 youth (13-17) with adult; $3 child (6-12) with adult; younger than 6 free. 655-2833; The Florida Trail Association Lox-ahatchee Chapter — Leads nature walks. New adventurers are welcomed. Get info and register at Historical Society of Palm Beach County — Johnson History Museum, 300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Free admission. Info: 832-4164; EXHIBITS: Q “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. Lake Park Public Library — 529 Park Avenue, Lake Park. 881-3330; Art exhibit: Creative Photography and Collages by Susan Oakes. Through June. 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 “Drawn to the Arts” — June 8-Aug. 11Q 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.Q Summer@yourCityLibrary program — June 12 through July 29, Mandel Public Library, West Palm Beach. This program encourages reading with incentivized programs including activi-ties, lectures, classes, games and prizes. Also includes free lunch for kids and teens.; 868-7701.The Multilingual Language & Cul-tural Society, 210 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Info: or call 228-1688.North Palm Beach Library — 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach. 841-3383; 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.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 Smith-sonian’s Archives of American Art” — Through June 25. Artists such as Mary Cassatt, Frederic Edwin Church, Howard Finster, Winslow Homer, Ray Johnson, Georgia OKeeffe, Claes Olden-burg, Robert Motherwell, Isamu Noguchi, Maxfield Parrish and Edward Weston.Q Yeondoo Jung: Behind the Scenes — Through Aug. 13. This years special summer exhibition features Korean artist Yeondoo Jung whose sleight-of-hand work features photography, video, and film that fool the eye and tricks the mind. Behind the Scenes is an installation of Jungs first video work, titled Documentary Nostal-gia,Ž recorded in 2007 at the National Muse-um of Contemporary Art in Seoul. The Palm Beach Photographic Centre — 415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Info: 253-2600; Q The third annual Best in Show Festival — Through Aug. 12. A showcase of pictures and the photojournal-ists that were honored at the annual Pictures of the Year International Com-petition.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 Dierks Bentley with Cole Swindell — June 17 Q Chicago and the Doobie Brothers — June 30The River Center — 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The Loxahatchee River Dis-trict was created more than 30 years ago to monitor and protect the river. Today its a teaching facility and recreation area that offers programs to enrich the community and the river. Call 743-7123; South Florida Fairgrounds — 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. 793-0333; www.Southfloridafair.comQ The 18th Annual Philippine Summer Festival — 7 a.m.-7 p.m. June 10. A multicultural event showcasing Philip-pine culture and traditions through ethnic dances and music, authentic Filipino dishes and native delicacies, as well as other Asian and Pacific arts, culture and dance.Q Yesteryear Village, A Living History Park — Through June 24. Learn what life was like in South Florida before 1940. Town residentsŽ will share their stories. 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B10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLYMs. Kothari finally reached the one goal that had eluded her. On May 1, she learned she won first prize in the 2017 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, which came with an invita-tion to play at the Winners Recitals in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on May 21. Ms. Kothari, who was born in Tokyo, started playing piano when she was just 4 years old. Really, as long as I can remember,Ž she says. She remembers her mother pushing her to practice. I had to earn my time being a child. That was the reward for practicing.Ž But Ms. Kothari says her mother, despite being her biggest fan, never gushed over her accomplishments. In Asian culture, they dont tell you I love you or Im proud of you. Youre just supposed to know.Ž Ms. Kothari has had her doubts. And she has often wondered if she chose the right path. Its a long time to be on the wrong path,Ž she laughs, but I always wanted affirmation. I closed a lot of doors. How do you know if the sacrifices are worth it?Ž The invitation to play Carnegie Hall is definitely an affirmation, but she waited a long time to get it. Ms. Kothari knows shes been lucky and fortunate to follow her dream. Long ago she real-ized that there are many people just as talentedŽ as she is, but Life happened. They got married, or pregnant, or they went after their big school degree, or their parents became ill, and they had to stop playing.Ž One sacrifice Ms. Kothari didnt have to make was staying single. But she mar-ried a musician „ classical guitarist Dilip Kothari „ who understands the lifelong commitment she made to music. Together they run their own music stu-dio in North Palm Beach, where both teach private lessons. Dilip, she says, loves teaching, where I see the beauty in teaching,Ž she said. It gives her con-tact with people, including children, who share her love and passion for the piano, but it also reminds her of one of the sac-rifices she did make: Not having children of her own. Music for a musician, especially a pianist, can be a solitary life and it can get lonely. Im jealous of the cellist, who gets to play with the orchestra, and the people who play in bands.Ž And as much as people talk about the importance of balance, Ms. Kothari says, I dont know if I can say I have balance.Ž Her world can be pretty one-dimensional. Most of it happens from the same point of view: Sitting up straight and looking down at 88 black and white keys. But Ms. Kothari is not quiet or shy or introverted. Shes funny and gregarious and quick-witted, but most people dont ever get to know her that way. I cant go out,Ž Ms. Kothari says. I cant afford to, timewise.Ž Two hours sipping Chardonnay is two hours of practice time lost. Music is worth anything, but it does suck the life out of you,Ž she says. But it also enriches you and fulfills you, and thats what keeps you going, even in your 40s. Seven other winners performed with Ms. Kothari. Most played recognizable pieces, including two who played Liszt, one of Ms. Kotharis favorite composers. Instead, Ms. Kothari chose an unfamiliar work by Ferruccio Busoni, called Fanta-sia nach J.S. Bach,Ž or Fantasy after J.S. Bach,Ž because it incorporates four of Bachs hymns. I knew all the people would play the flashiest, most technical pieces. I just wanted to play for me. I didnt feel the need to try to impress anyone. I wanted to play something unique,Ž Ms. Kothari says. Busoni wrote the piece, which is rather dark, about the death of his father. Its about loss and mourning and its not played often but I think it deserves to be heard.Ž Ms. Kothari said the hall was beautiful, more elegant than most places shes played, with perfect acoustics for this kind of show. The local weather was beautiful and Ms. Kothari wanted to go sightseeing but instead she went back to the hotel to rest before her perfor-mance. Ms. Kothari says she wasnt any more nervous before this short 15-minute performance than she has been for any other. I was prepared. I think I stood out in my own way. I didnt try to be differ-ent. I just wanted to be me.Ž Ten questions with Yoko Sata Kothari:How do you sit down and practice when you really dont want to? I found the hardest part of practicing is actually making myself sit down physically at the piano bench. Knowing there is usually no problem once I start, I learned simply how to make myself sit down. How do you handle rejection when you dont win? Once my teacher told me, Dont let the competition use you, but use the competition to grow instead.Ž Regardless of the outc ome, you improve so much because you work so hard to achieve. I learned to accept and move on once I realized how much I gain from the expe-rience. Whats the most important characteristic for a successful musician to have? Discipline. A strong drive. And you have to believe in yourself. What advice do you have for a young musician? It is not an easy path, so it is certainly not something I recommend lightly. Be aware how lonely and tough the road is waiting ahead. You will soon know if you are cut out for it or not. Is this invitation to play at Carnegie Hall the pinnacle of your career? What other moments stand out in your mind as your greatest accom-plishments? Absolutely. To name a few other accomplishments: Winning a second place in the Bartok-Kavalevsky-Proko-fiev International Piano Competition, being chosen as a finalist to compete in the Simone Belsky Piano Competition, performing in Italy and receiving a spe-cial award for my Bartok performance in the Ibla International Piano Competi-tion. What do you do to relax, rewind, renew your spirit? Reading, meditating and traveling with my husband. Did you have a Plan B if the piano didnt work out? No. I knew that music was my path. Who has been the biggest, or one of the biggest, influence(s) on you in your career? My mentors, Dr. Roberta Rust and Mr. Phillip Evans. (They both teach at Con-servatory of Music at Lynn University in Boca Raton.) What do you think youd be doing if you werent a pianist? If I could not succeed as a performer, I knew I could always become an educator. What is your favorite piece of music to play? Does that change over time? It would be very difficult to choose a single favorite piece; however, I must say my all-time favorite composer is J.S. Bach. It has not changed for a very long time. Q and pop, this Grammy Award-winning band stops at the Kravis Center with a hot show. The band behind BamboloŽ continues to forge a fresh path in music that draws strongly on tradition. Fans love it to the tune of 20 million records sold. The Grammy-winning Savor FlamencoŽ „ or flamenco flavor „ released in 2013 was the Catalan rumba bands 13th studio album. Pixar movie fans definitely know their music: Toy Story 3Ž featured flamenco fueled version of Youve Got A Friend in MeŽ in Spanish (Hay un Amigo en MiŽ). The show starts at 8 p.m. in the Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. Concert Hall. Tickets start at $29. 832-7469; day ideaIf youve never visited the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, located across the City Centre lobby from the Mandel Public Library, consider stopping in for the Third Annual Best in Show Festival. The festival features an exhibition of the winning photographs from the annual Pictures of the Year International Compe-tition. First held in 1944, its believed to be the oldest photojournalism competition in the world. Its organized annually by the acclaimed Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journal-ism. POYis mission is to recognize excel-lence in documentary photography and photojournalism. The exhibition is on display until Aug. 12 in the 5,000-square-foot gallery, which is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Photographic Centre is at 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Admission is free. Call 253-2600 or visit with the City Join your neighbors June 11 for a free group workout at the Meyer Amphithe-atre, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach. Each month a new style of exercise is introduced. The family-friendly workout begins at 4 p.m. The adults-only workout is at 5 p.m. Need more information? Email cityswea“Think & Drink” comes to Dorrian’sSouth Floridas top trivia troupe has teamed up with Dorrians Red Hand Res-taurant at 215 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, to bring more trivia to the city on Mondays. Emceed by Boston Paul,Ž the two-hour Think & Drink challenge is open to indi-viduals or teams. Prizes are bar tabs: $50 for first, $15 for second and $10 for third. The thinking starts at 7 p.m. sharp and the eatery is offering an extended Happy Hour until 7:30 p.m. on trivia nights only. Call 355-1401. If you cant make Monday nights, Think & Drink Trivia has other gigs all over town, including another West Palm Beach hangout, the Dixie Grill & Bar, 5101 S. Dixie Highway. They offer trivia on Tuesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. and Fridays from 9 to 11 p.m. For more trivia locations, check out Think & Drinks website at After Dark celebrates crafts and craft brews The Norton Museum of Arts answer to what to do on Thursdays continues to sur-prise guests with its unique program. The museum added short, 15-minute Spotlight TalksŽ about current exhibitions, and they are so popular, the museum has nearly doubled the number of talks so late arriv-als dont miss out. The topics on June 15 include Looking for the Artists GestureŽ at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Letters in Pen to PaperŽ at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.; Henri Matisses The DanceŽ at 5:45 and 6:45 p.m. At 7 p.m. the topic is Dragon Jar with Bird CoverŽ and at 7:15 p.m. Mark Tobeys The Avenue.Ž Another lecture at 6 p.m. features Yimarie Rivera, associate curator of educa-tion, will speak about Milton Averys work Landscape with Black and White Horses.Ž The Do-It-Yourself art activity, offered from 6 to 8 p.m., is a lesson in printmaking, sketchbook binding, and stamp making from local artists. Then you get to try it yourself. Music this week in by Matthew Joy, a gifted guitarist who performs a fusion of jazz, folk, Latin and classical music. In keeping with the craft theme, Happy Hour from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the Central Court-yard will feature local craft beer. Art After Dark takes place every Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Admission is free. For more information, call 832-5196 or visit Q YOKOFrom page 1HAPPENINGSFrom page 1 COURTESY PHOTOYoko Sata Kothari said Carnegie Hall was beautfiul, elegant and had perfect acoustics.


Historical Society of Palm Beach County’s Sunset History Cruise aboard the Mariner III FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B11Craig Williams and Liz QuirantesPaul Chao and Tina Chang Bill Perry, Carrie Hanna and Ed TancerHSU Shuotteng and Kuo ChewetNed Daffan and Cindy DaffanHarry Bush and Nancy Jane BushKen Stone and Joy Stone Ann Britt, Christian Angle and Roger Madison Robbin Lee, Pam Tahan and Sam Cassel Linda Baumann, John Baumann and Carol Anello Jeff Alderton, Paul Bremer and John Domenico Jeanette Staluppi, Bailee Lizza, Angelina Baldassare and Jennifer LizzaDeb Caplan and Michele Jacobs LikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalm Beach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area event s than we can “ t in the newspaper. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to society@” SOCIETY Go Red for Women luncheon at Trump National Golf Club in JupiterCAPEHART PHOTOGRAPHY CAPEHART PHOTOGRAPHY


B12 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WRITERSA hot-headed villain isn’t all that puts Stone Barrington to the test Q Fast & LooseŽ by Stuart Woods. Putnam. 368 pages. Hardcover, $28. This is the 51st Stone Barrington novel, but whos counting? Stuart Woods is a nonstop thriller writer whose titles spend a lot of time on the bestseller lists. This one will prob-ably join the previ-ous 50. He has a great formula and a great leading character. He fascinates us with the lifestyle of wealthy and sometimes beau-tiful people. When Stones exotic cruising yawl is hit by another boat during a fogbound return to the dock in Maine, he ends up coming to consciousness on the yacht of the Carlsson family. Hes entranced by the stunning Dr. Marisa Carlsson and impressed by her father, Dr. Paul Carls-son, head of the prestigious Carlsson Clinic. The accident springs into a series of opportunities and confrontations that wind through the novel while holding it together. The romance between Stone and Marisa is one satisfying part of it. Another is Stones inevitable involve-ment in helping the Carlssons overcome an unfriendly takeover that became even less friendly when the man who was orchestrating it died and his author-ity in St. Clair Enterprises was taken over, illegally, by a ruthless schemer named Erik Macher. Ex-CIA, Macher had bribed the companys lawyer to create a fraudulent will naming himself as Chris-tian St. Claires succes-sor. And Macher wants to control the Carlsson fam-ilys medical business. The battle of wits and resources makes for a sus-penseful series of high-flying episodes filled with action „ much of it violent. It takes us to the upper stratosphere of money and influence, a world in which con-nections are everything „ and Stone has all any-one would need. A retired veteran of the police force, he hangs his private law shingle within a larger big lawŽ firm in which he is part-nered, so he controls plenty of legal clout. He is best friends with the always available head of the NYC police force, Dino Bacchetti, which helps to no end. Such connections give Stone instant access to background searches that reveal Machers tainted history. Stone is also a principal in a highpowered security firm that plays an important part in protecting the Carls-sons, among other duties. Stone has connections everywhere, even the White House. While the battle rages to destroy Machers schemes, readers become eavesdroppers in a world of private planes, enormous and fashionable dwellings, supercars, executive suites that could run small nations, the best restaurants and, well, pretty much the best of everything. And almost everyone is so relaxed about it, so cool, so at home in this rari-fied world „ even those who were not born to it. Macher is not cool. Hes superheated, and that insures his downfall and the readers delight. His egocentricity and short temper help to bring him down. However, while the game is on, he proves to be a shrewd and formidable adversary. Its delightful to see him fum-ing and fretting and yet coming up with moves and countermoves against team Barrington. Marisa is hot and cool. A dedicated physician, she admits to her Swedish propensities with respect to sexual free-dom and fulfillment. She is neither trou-bled nor embarrassed by her promis-cuity. In fact, she wears it proudly for those who can understand the rewards and adjust their expectations. Stone has a bit of trouble finding his balance with Marisa, and its fun to watch him become somewhat per-plexed, but hes a big boy. Mr. Woods gives his abundant number of second-rank characters „ Stones friends and business associates, his sec-retary, his butler-chauffer „ vivid, dis-tinctive personalities. And so it is with those characters who are in league with Macher. A master of his genre, Mr. Woods is a seasoned pro who satisfies over and over again. About the author Stuart Woods is the author of more than 60 novels. A native of Georgia, he began his writing career in the advertis-ing industry. Chiefs,Ž his debut novel in 1981, won the Edgar Award, and he received Frances Prix de Literature Pol-iciere for Imperfect Strangers.Ž An avid sailor and pilot, he lives in Florida, Maine and New Mexico. His next Stone Barrington outing, Indecent Exposure,Ž will be out soon. Q „ Phil Jason, Ph.D., United States Naval Academy professor emeritus of English, is a poet, critic and freelance writer with 20 books to his credit, including several studies of war literature and a creative writing text. WOODS phil LATEST FILMS‘Megan Leavey’ +++ Is it worth $10? Yes The first thing dog lovers will want to know about Megan Leavey,Ž which tells the story of a Marine and her bomb-sniffing dog, is whether the dog makes it through the movie okay. Spoiler warning: skip to the next paragraph if you dont want/need to know. So here it is: The dog makes it through just fine. If you love dogs or animals and absolutely hate seeing anything bad happen to them, youll be OK. Based on a true story, this movie champions animals and rightfully doesnt use them for pathos. Its 2001 and 20-year-old Megan (Kate Mara) is a lost soul. She lives at home with her mother (Edie Falco), whom she cant stand, and her mothers dead-beat boyfriend (Will Patton), whom she despises. Her father (Bradley Whitford) is loving, but not around much. She has no job, and her best friend is dead. Life sucks. Megans answer is to join the Marines. Its good for her in terms of structure, discipline and respect for authority. After a rowdy night out shes assigned to clean the dog kennels, and the idea of working with the canines piques her interest. Her commanding officer (Common) even-tually warms to her and allows her to work with bomb-sniffing dogs, which leads her to a German shepherd named Rex. At first Rex is an aggressive jerk, but soon the two bond and its off to Iraq they go. While there they complete more than 100 missions and save count-less lives. Remember: Theyre not just on the frontlines; theyre in front of the frontlines, ensuring clear passage. There are many things to like about Gabriela Cowperthwaites (Black-fishŽ) movie, including the love interest (Ramon Rodriguez) angle not being overplayed and the fact that were spared gen-der discrimination within the Marines. More emphasis on either element wouldve trivialized the drama with conventional plot points weve seen countless times before. Remaining focused on Megan and Rex, in contrast, highlights the connection between a Marine and her dog as they grow close and face grave danger, which is a much better story. There is action, and its fine, though its largely void of the visual effects adorning so many summer blockbust-ers these days. The importance of the action scenes, really, is to feel the ten-sion as Megan and Rex confront life-or-death situations. Some moments are quite perilous; others are downright nerve-racking and touching. The fact that any action scene connects on an emotional level is a win. In the simplest of terms, Megan LeaveyŽ is the story of a woman and her dog who save lives in Iraq. But as dog lovers will attest, Rex in many ways also saves Megans life by giving her purpose. Full disclosure: I do not count myself as a dog lover, but I did once have a German shepherd, so I related to Megan on a personal level. This movie is for anyone who has ever bonded with an animal. Q dan >> The real Megan Leavey cameos as a boot camp drill instructor and also appears in the end credits with the real Rex.


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B13 PUZZLES BASEBALL BATTY HOROSCOPESGEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A friend might ask for a favor that you feel would compromise your values. Best advice: Confront him or her and explain why you must say no. A true friend will understand.CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A relationship continues to develop along positive lines. Meanwhile, a brewing job situation could create complications for one of your pet projects. Look into it right away.LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your interest in a co-workers project could lead to a profitable experience for you both. But before you agree to anything, be sure to get all your legal Is dotted and Ts crossed.VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Be careful whose counsel you take about a possible long-dis-tance move. Some advice might not necessarily be in your best interest. Stay focused on your goals. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Someone might try to complicate efforts in an attempt to work out that confusing job situation. But dont let that keep you from stick-ing with your decision to push for a resolution.SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A disagreement on how to handle a family problem could create more trouble for all concerned. Look for ways to cool things down before they boil over.SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) An unexpected change in long-standing workplace procedure and policy could provide a new career target for the Archer to aim at. Start making inquires.CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Youre finally able to get back into the swing of things, as those temporary doldrums begin to lift. Expect some surprising disclo-sures from a new colleague.AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Rely on your innate sense of justice to see you through a dilemma involving a family member. Other relatives whove stood back soon will come forward as well.PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A new friend seems to be pushing you to take risks „ financial or otherwise. Best advice: Dont do it. They might have a hidden agenda that hasnt surfaced yet. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Recently obtained information could open a new opportunity for a career change. But temper that Arian impa-tience and act on it only when all the facts are made available.TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Youre moving into a more active cycle. So put your ideas back on the table, where theyll be given the attention they deserve. Expect a favorable change in your love life.BORN THIS WEEK: You love to see new places and meet new people. Have you considered work-ing for an airline or cruise-ship com-pany? Q SEE ANSWERS, B3 SEE ANSWERS, B3 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 JUNE 8-14, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLYCAPEHART PHOTOGRAPY / FLORIDA WEEKLY LikeŽ us on /FloridaWeeklyPalm Beach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area event s than we can “ t in the newspaper. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to society@” SOCIETY Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Conservancy honors Sally Soter 1. Chuck Schumacher and Amanda Schumacher 2. Frances Fisher and Natalie Alvarez 3. Gordon Brown and Jane Brown 4. Jeff Fisher and Frances Fisher 5. Joyce Cassin and Pat McLaughlin 6. Karen Swanson and Dan Swanson 7. Katrina Lee and Roger Ward 8. Maggie Zeidman, Edwin Gordon and LaRita Gordon 9. Sally Soter, Joan Lucier, and Polly Reed10. Steve Harless and Caroline Harless 11. Tim Benitz, Karyn Lamb and Sarah Benitz 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 9 11


FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 8-14, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15The Dish: Salami, pepperoni, onion and mozzarella pizza The Place: Giovannis Ristorante, Northlake Commons, 3900 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 799-7998 or The Price: $11.50 for a 10-inch pie The Details: We love this little corner of Italy, which is tucked into a plaza near Home Depot and True Treasures. Go for pasta „ the Bolognese is hearty and flavorful. Or go for pizza.The name of this pie says it all „ salami, pepperoni, onion and mozza-rella sing with flavor, especially when arranged atop rich tomato sauce and a crispy crust. The sauce had just enough spice to make it stand up to all those other com-peting flavors and the crust was light and crispy. Q „ Sc ott Simmons THE DISH: Highlights from local menus SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Places for pizzaA trio worth noting3SCOTT’STHREE FOR2 HOT PIE PIZZA123 S. Olive Ave., downtown West Palm Beach; 655-2511 or Ive loved John Ries pies ever since he opened the late, great Fire Rock Pizza a number of years ago at North Clematis Street and Flagler Drive. For the past few years, he has been happily established in this space, between Clema-tis and Datura streets, where he turns out his crisp, coal-fired pies and offers plenty of tall tales from behind the bar. The crowd is lively, so why not order a pie and join in the fun? Added bonus: He now has locations at 7116 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach (phone: 469-7660) and at 11452 Okeechobee Blvd., Royal Palm Beach (phone: 422-0600). 1 PRONTI’S ITALIAN KITCHEN1440 10th St., Lake Park; 842-3457I have three words to say: New York Crunchy. Thats my favorite style of crust at Prontis, a classic red-sauce place thats been around more than 40 years. Its a thin crust with a wide, crunchy edge that is great for supporting one of Prontis heavenly slices of perfection. Be sure to start out with one of the house salads, topped with the restaurants out-of-this-world Thousand Island dressing. Its one of lifes guilty plea-sures, and is good, if not good for you. 3 BALDINO’S791 N. U.S. 1, Tequesta; 743-4224 or is the place to go in northern Palm Beach County for Philly cheesesteaks. In fact, the Phillies are popular enough at Baldinos, they even make a pizza topped with steak, onion and peppers. That said, Im partial to the personal-size pie, which starts at $6.99. You can build from there with the traditional toppings Baldinos offers „ pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, black olives and such. Just about anything goes well with a crispy crust, and youre in luck, because thats just what Baldinos serves. Q „ Scott Simmons SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLYThe pounded crust at Pronti’s Italian Kitchen in Lake Park. jan Giant tomahawk ribeye for two perfect treat for Father’s DayStill doing that bacon-weave pork loin thing on the grill for Dads Day? Check out offerings around town that might just be a better option, and less greasy. Theres a giant tomahawk ribeye for two with sides ($99), along with a three-day music festival going down at The Butcher Shop in West Palm Beach for Fathers Day. The newish eatery on 6th Street near Flagler Drive hosts local band Spred the Dub, DJ Chilly Willy,Ž and acoustic player Cecil Anno of Tank Tops & Flip Flops dur-ing the weekend affair, June 16-18. The tomahawk is a special for the weekend, but the regular menu features a wealth of butcher favorites, from steak to chops and special sausages made in-house. Every Monday through August, The Parched Pig in Palm Beach Gardens is taking beer drinkers to school „ summer school. A different theme for craft brews will be posted each month, and beers will follow. Junes theme is classic breweries, with Bells Brewery, Stone Brewing, Heavy Seas Beer and North Coast Brewing Co. pre-senting their beers. Each Monday, a visit-ing pro from one of the breweries will be on hand to discuss the beers and their crafting methods. Go, drink, learn. Chefs there „ a companion place to the Coo-linary Caf in the plaza „ offer a charcute-rie plate and oysters to go along with the brews, among other small bites. Get ahead of the crowds on Fathers Day with this months Roar and Pour at the Zoo. The Palm Beach Zoo pulls out the craft beer taps after hours on the second Saturday of the month through August. Live bands along with live animals: win, win. Its 4:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11; $10 admission for adults, and $7 for kids. Beer and food sold separately. How about a belly dancer for Dad? Hit Leilas in downtown West Palm Beach, where the finger cymbals chime during the Friday and Saturday dinners leading up to Fathers Day, and specials are on a prix fixe menu you request. Theyll serve a three-course meal with mezze, entre and dessert, for $24.95 per person. Its part of their summer menu deal „ but dont tell Dad „ hell think its special for him. A dinner for women (and men) The Okeechobee Steakhouse offers equal opportunity, and so sets up a Women, Whiskey, and the Chef dinner, appropriately after Fathers Day on June 11. Bourbon will be poured with each course, and discussed with the pairings of lamb, beef and special desserts. The dinner is limited to only 18, and men are allowed, though its aimed at women bour-bon lovers. Its $85 per person and reserva-tions are required. Phone 6835151. Summertime deals They still have to pay rent in the slow season, so restaurants offer some great deals for the ones who stick around in summer. At Palm Beachs San Ambroeus, there are prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. A three-course lunch is $29, weekdays only, and dinner is $39, Sunday through Thursday. The Avocado Grill in West Palm Beach has a bar/sharing menu Monday through Thursday, from 4:30-10 p.m. with $5 Lite bites, and on Tuesdays, their Craft tacos,Ž a special group of house made tacos with a variety of filling choices. The little French charmer, The Parisian in Jupiter, has a $30 three-course prix fixe all summer, and midweek, a Wine Dis-covery Wednesday where you get three glasses of the specially chosen wines-of-the-week for $20. Pistache in downtown West Palm Beach continues its summer specials with its international flavors series, Tour du Monde. Moroccan foods, belly dancers and special teas will be part of the nights service June 24. Reservations are a good idea for this once-a-month dinner. Check out their Friday night markets (Le Marche in French), throughout summer. Different stations throughout the restaurant offer a variety of foods, and prepared products to buy. New menu A new menu for summer debuted at the Marriotts 3800 Ocean on Singer Island recently, and takes diners to the Medi-terranean waters, with an internationally trained chef, Gustavo Calderon, at the helm. We tried and loved their b uttery seared scallops with crispy octopus and squid ink risotto, while a black grouper dish had us talking: it was served with a potato-mushroom ragout, and lobster foam „ a modern mix to the usual plate of fish and shellfish. Desserts are special, too, from the pastry chef on site „ mango crme brle and a smores pot du crme are among the standouts. What we like best here, though, is the chefs Kitchen Table „ really a bar „ where diners watch the chefs who demon-strate some techniques as they work. Its a separate booking; call the dining manager at the hotel for details. Phone 340-1795 Q


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