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A2 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY You Deserve the Best Care Bradley Lamm, DPM, FACFASPediatric & Adult Foot & Ankle Surgeon Â Stability from the ground up. ÂŽ Paley InstituteÂs Foot & Ankle SpecialistLife-Changing Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Bradley Lamm is an expert of breakthrough foot and ankle corrections. He implements highly sophisticated surgical and minimally invasive treatments for newfound stability and pain-free mobility. Dr. Bradley Lamm is Paley Care. Advanced deformity correction of the feet and ankles caused by diabetes, sports injuries, arthritis, y>vii]L'ÂˆÂœ]Â…>Â“Â“iÂœi>` more ends pain and restores the ability to return to an active lifestyle. Call 561.844.5255 or visit PaleyInstitute.org COMMENTARYUnholy allianceThe amplitude of the chaos in Washington dominates current events. You may be forgiven if you missed some of the news coming out of Tallahassee. For example, during FloridaÂs regular 2017 legislative session, the state Legislature passed a bill into law to Âprotect reli-gious expression and freedom in public schools.ÂŽ While at it, they also amended FloridaÂs infamous ÂStand Your Ground Law.ÂŽ The amendment shifted the burden of proof from the shooter to the person shot, i.e., let the law assume the threat-ened, wounded or dead person deserved it Â„ unless prosecutors can prove they didnÂt. Both bills might have failed had there not been an unholy alliance forged between two like-minded conservatives eager to please the far right. Sen. Den-nis Baxley, R-Ocala, and Rep. Kimberly Daniels, D-Jacksonville, forged a political coalition to git Âer done. First, each sponsored an identical bill Â„ ÂFlorida Student and School Person-nel Religious Liberties ActÂŽ Â„ in their respective chambers. The duo said the legislation was needed. They ignored a substantial body of Constitutional law protecting religious freedoms. But it is an old contest: The Onward Christian Soldiers vs. the Constitutional Champions of Secular Institutions. The struggle tests the boundaries that prevent the imposition of your religious beliefs on mine. It is separation of church and state vs. freedom of speech. Baxley and Daniels said the act was needed because Âstudents, staff, and par-ents in Florida public schools suffer from lack of religious protections,ÂŽ including studentsÂ rights Âto pray and form reli-gious-themed extracurricular organiza-tions Âƒ and to use personal religious beliefs in academic school work and to wear religious iconography in classes.ÂŽ It seems a benign pursuit. But think again. Those who have gone before now face unintended consequences. Ask the hapless who now arbitrate between evan-gelical Christian after-school programs and Satanic Clubs sponsored by the Satanic Temple; or the school admin-istrators who face parents demanding their studentÂs achievements be evalu-ated based on religious content rather than academic standards. Culture wars muddle bright lines. Kimberly Daniels wears two hats: When she is not in Tallahassee, she is home in Jacksonville doing her thing as the founder of Spoken Word Minis-tries, Kimberly Daniels Ministries Inter-national and Word Bible College. She brands herself in her vocational, religious pursuits as ÂApostle Kimberly.ÂŽ In Tallahassee, Rep. Daniels is an elected representative sworn to uphold the Constitution. But her oath of office doesnÂt prevent her from using her capac-ity as a public official to proselytize on behalf of her religious beliefs in the state Legislature. Sen. Baxley is of like mind, although as the father of FloridaÂs infamous ÂStand Your Ground Law,ÂŽ perhaps more of an instrument of GodÂs wrath than a shep-herd of sheep. His service to the gun lobby earned him the NRA National Defender of Freedom Award. Baxley hawks for the gun merchants while espousing his devotion to a Âculture of life.ÂŽ ItÂs a stunning conceit. Between 1975 and 2015 guns claimed 1.34 million lives in America, including accidents, murders and suicides. As of March 2015, there were 1,384,756 concealed weapon permit holders in Florida, the most in the nation. If you arenÂt thinking ÂOh, my God!ÂŽ you should be. Baxley clearly isnÂt troubled by those statistics. He crusades out of both sides of his mouth. He says he is effective at what he does because he knows how to get things done. Remarkably, he does this Âwithout sacrificing his integrity and values.ÂŽ ThatÂs quite a feat for a politician. But if itÂs true, Baxley must surely live in a bubble of self-deception. He appears unaffected by the terrible consequences inherent to his promotion of gun cul-ture. Little wonder then, that Baxley and Daniels don a cloak of self-righteousness to justify their cause. It is the meld that brought the two and their colleagues together to make ye old Âsomething for somethingÂŽ play. It went like this: IÂll vote ÂyesÂŽ to amend the ÂStand Your GroundÂŽ statute if you vote ÂyesÂŽ for the ÂFlorida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act.ÂŽ It worked. The necessary votes were gathered. The bills passed. They landed on Gov. ScottÂs desk and he signed them both. Voil! Florida got two bad laws for the price of one. Florida now has the dubious distinction of being the first state in the nation to hand prosecutors Â„ and not defen-dants Â„ the burden of proof in pretrial Âstand your groundÂŽ hearings. Those opposing the law call it the Âhow to get away with murderÂŽ law and a license to shoot to kill. Meanwhile, Rep. Daniels celebrated the new ÂFlorida Student and School Per-sonnel Religious LibertiesÂŽ law, posting on her Facebook page, ÂBig day! Gover-nor Rick Scott signed SB436 (formerly HB303) today. It is official ... prayer is allowed in public schools.ÂŽ Florida taxpayers are on the hook for what it will cost the state to defend these controversial laws. It wonÂt come cheap, either in money or lives. Now might be a good time for a silent prayer. Q Â„ 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 llilly15.Tumblr.com leslie LILLYllilly@floridaweekly.com
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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 OPINIONOption threeThereÂs a third option. But nobody took it because nobody thinks it can happen. Nobody believes itÂs realistic. Or practical. Or profitable. Options one and two: Sell arms to almost anybody who wants to buy them (thatÂs one), or donÂt sell some arms to some people sometimes, unless they make nice and quit bombing civilians this week (thatÂs two). Option three, almost universally ignored: DonÂt sell so much as a slingshot to any form of government that wonÂt tol-erate different religions or insist on equal rights for all women, men and races. Not a BB gun, a pellet gun or a peashooter. Not a pistol, a hunting rifle or a high-capacity assault weapon. Not a machine gun, an anti-tank gun, a tank, a howitzer, or a single airplane. Not a bomb, a missile, or a guidance system for a bomb or a missile. Just donÂt sell did-dlysquat to anybody who ignores human rights, ever. Would that be so difficult?When the United States Senate chose option one yet again last week Â„ when senators narr owly c ondoned the sale of $500 million in guidance systems for smart bombs to Saudi Arabia by a 53 to 47 vote Â„ I began to think like a naf. To raise impractical questions. The sale will be part of a much larger $110 billion deal for the Saudis and for the arms industry, over time. But what if we just quit arming anybody we deem anti-democratic, starting with the Saudis? Besides limiting the massive paydays of American arms manufacturers such as Raytheon, General Dynamics, Northrup Grumman, Boeing and Lockheed Martin, what would we have to lose? Some tentative allies, perhaps. Between 2011 and 2016, during an Obama administration that saw the highest rate of arms sales in U.S. history, the top 10 buyers of U.S. arms were Saudi Arabia, Turkey, South Korea, Australia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, India, Singapore, Iraq and Egypt. This is an issue that transcends party lines. The proposed financing of weapons by the U.S. government for this year includes huge sums for Israel ($3.1 bil-lion), Egypt ($1.3 billion), Jordan ($350 billion), Pakistan ($265 million) and Iraq ($150 million). Late last week, only two days after President Trump accused Qatar of Âhigh-levelÂŽ state-sponsored terrorism, he agreed to sell 36 F-15s to that nation, home of the largest U.S. military base in the Middle East. The planes are made by Boeing. The $12 billion contract is part of a larger $21 billion deal for 72 F-15s approved by Con-gress during the Obama administration. Others will sell weapons to these nations if we donÂt, so why shouldnÂt Americans be the source and reap the profits, one argument goes? A distant second behind us in weapons sales is Russia, followed by China, France and Germany. Weapon sales equal allies, apparently. And according to such statesmen as Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, we need all the help we can get from ÂalliesÂŽ in two fights: to destroy ISIS, and to contain Iran. To block the sale would be Âass-backwards,ÂŽ Sen. Graham has said, a point taken by most other Republicans, includ-ing Sen. Marco Rubio. That FloridaÂs two senators, Nelson and Rubio, can reach a bipartisan agree-ment to sell arms to the Saudis is neither as surprising as it might seem at first glance, nor as promising. This is not about bipartisan harmony, unfortunately. The Sunshine State is a huge beneficiary of international arms sales. In December, Lockheed Martin, cited in a press release from the stateÂs market-ing bureau, Enterprise Florida, as Âthe worldÂs largest defense firm,ÂŽ secured two contracts worth $60.7 million to build weapons in Orlando, where the company has 7,000 employees. ÂCentral Florida is a major player when it comes to defense contracts,ÂŽ the press release said. ÂAbout $4 billion in government contracts flow through the Orlando region each year because the nationÂs Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines simulation operations are based in Central Florida Research Park. That work helps make Orlando the modeling, simulation and training capital of the world.ÂŽ All that and Disney, too.I think of the never ending arms race as narcotic. I think of weapons as an addictive torrent that has swept the world for 80 years. Arms manufacturers, supported by the U.S. government, pro-vide their elixir to all takers Â„ American taxpayers to start with, and any other nations with money. We wonÂt do away with arms. From time to time weÂll require their use in the face of tyrants. But we donÂt have to be addicted to guns and money, either. We can change the nature of the addiction if we think of ourselves not just as drinkers but as the senior bartender, the one who controls the addictive torrent by cutting off bad customers. We can cut off the bullies, the abusers, the mean drunks, those for whom arms become an excuse to tyrannize. We might have to tighten our belts a bit to do it. In Florida, at least, we might have to find something else to do for some of those 7,000 employees at Lock-heed Martin. But wouldnÂt that be better than selling arms to such nations as Saudi Arabia or Qatar? Q The age of unilateral ruleThe Trump administration has been exhaustingly eventful, but almost none of the events have involved Congress. The beginning of Donald TrumpÂs presidency has been an extension of the last six years of the Obama administration, when Capitol Hill was largely a sideshow to the main event in the executive branch in general and the Oval Office in par-ticular. Barack Obama and Donald Trump have almost nothing in common, except their modes of governance. Obama was coolly cerebral and deliberative to a fault, whereas Trump is blustery and impulsive. Yet Obama and Trump are both, in their own ways, attention-hungry celebrities. Obama never demonstrated the patience or aptitude for real per-suasion, whether LBJ-style arm-twisting or Reagan-style move-the-needle public argument. Neither has Trump. Until further notice, this is the American model Â„ government by and of the president. We live in the age of unilateral rule. It may be that Congress eventually passes Obamacare repeal-and-replace and tax reform, and makes its mark. Nei-ther initiative is looking robustly healthy, though. And the action is all with Trump, what he does, says and tweets. To his credit, Trump hasnÂt pushed the constitutional envelope the way Obama did with his Clean Power Plan and his executive amnesty (both blocked in the courts). What Trump has done unilater-ally has been firmly within bounds and largely defensive in nature. He has either reversed Obama actions or used executive orders as symbolic measures. Still, the yin and yang from Obama to Trump means that American government has become a badminton match between rival presidents with dueling executive actions. As a result, our laws are largely contested in the realm of executive deci-sions, agency rule making and the courts. Arguably, in striking down TrumpÂs travel ban on highly dubious grounds, the 4th Circuit has done more legislating this year than the United States Congress. If TrumpÂs unilateral rule is an extension of what has come before, it also is an intensification. First, thereÂs the timing. Ordinarily, a president loses Congress or otherwise stalls several years into his tenure, and looks to foreign affairs and executive orders for victories. Trump is already dependent on presidential unilateralism, even though his party controls Congress. Meanwhile, Congress has been handing over authority to the administrative state for decades, and lately has gotten out of the habit of passing almost any-thing except last-minute omnibus spend-ing bills. Second, there is the continued centralization of power in the White House. This has long been the trend, but President Trump has taken it to another level; he operates on a hub-and-spoke system with a small group of loyalists and family mem-bers jostling for influence around him. The day Trump nearly initiated the process of pulling out of NAFTA cap-tures the method perfectly Â„ no serious deliberation, just the presidentÂs state of mind, based in large part on whom he had spoken to last. This is highly personalized rule. No matter what the written rules are, any system of government is susceptible to change through habits and precedent. We may be witnessing the creation of a new norm, one that hollows out the branch of government charged with writ-ing the nationÂs laws. Q Â„ Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. rich LOWRYSpecial to Florida Weekly roger WILLIAMSrwilliams@floridaweekly.com
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So a car like the 2017 Buick Encore is essential. Redesigned for this year, the Encore loses some of its body cladding, chrome details and sharper angles. In its place are smoother lines, more subtle elements and LED running lights. ItÂs exactly the kind of sophisticated update that a pre-mium brand like Buick needs.Inside are quality materials that include crisp dials for the driver and a standard touchscreen radio with built-in backup camera. The rear seat is positioned deep in the wheelbase and the doors are wide enough that accessing the rear of this small crossover is easy and comfortable. Plus, an efficient design means thereÂs even a decent amount of cargo room, too. Though the Encore is actually built in Asia, the latest Buick feels particu-larly nice on the road because most of its lineup is a direct mirror of the European brand Opel. And whatÂs good enough for German backroads should be just fine for us.The only available motor is the 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. It makes 138 horsepower, which isnÂt gutsy, but it also does a fine job of scooting the small crossover around town. There is a ver-sion with variable valve timing that adds another 15 hp, but it seems a little expen-sive as a $900 option. In fact, the true appeal of the Encore is its value for price. The base vehicle comes well equipped for $23,915. ThatÂs considerably below the cost of anything from competitors like Infiniti or Acura (those come better equipped, but itÂs nice to control the options and/or have a little extra cash left.) Thus, the Encore seems like the right vehicle for an early 20-something who is fresh from his or her first work promo-tion. It offers a taste of the premium feel-ing while also being nimble and efficient to fit into a popular urban lifestyle.So Buick has a made a proper Millennial machineÂƒ review over, right? Not quite.First, the problem with using value to attract a target market is that it will entice far more than intended. The Encore has a high roof and low floor, which make getting in and out quite easy. It also has an airy cabin with few blind spots, and small crossovers are easy to park. That makes for the perfect recipe for BuickÂs former best customer, the senior citizen community. No one wants to alienate its loyal customers, no matter if they are young or old. But itÂs hard to sell the vehicle to the clubbing crowd if they constantly run into Encores at the early-bird special. Also, aside from that predicament, Buick is not heavily promoting what could be its largest draw to the young professionals. OnStar has been around for two decades, but in the past, its features were too expensive and/or have been surpassed by smartphone apps. But by turning vehicles into WiFi hotspots, itÂs finally making the service relevant. The technology is nothing new, but whatÂs exciting is unlimited data is now offered for $20 per month. This provides far more freedom, at a reasonable rate, than a smartphone can. Millennials are often striving for a seamless work-play lifestyle. They want a car that allows them to take a weekday off for a road trip. But that becomes dif-ficult if a remote meeting has to be held in a Starbucks. Consequently, Buick is sitting in a perfect situation where it can offer a semi-prestigious vehicle with the one feature they really want: freedom.The advertisements for the Encore should stop focusing on the how surpris-ingly trendy the crossover is, and instead, they need to center on an unencumbered lifestyle. ItÂs the same aspirational mes-sage that got the MillennialsÂ parents/grandparents hooked on the original Ford Mustang. But if Buick doesnÂt have the guts to be the brand of freedom, well then, grandkids will still always need to go on ice cream runs. Q myles KORNBLATTmk@autominded.com
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To learn more, please call us today and nd out what it is like to have a veterinarian who cares for you and your pet just as if they were a member of our family!Progressive Care, Hometown Compassion. Town and Country Animal Hospital86+:<3DOP%HDFK*DUGHQV)/Â‡ Â‡ZZZWDFDKFRP PET TALESHow far would you go to save your dogÂ’s life? BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTONAndrews McMeel SyndicationChuck was diagnosed with a loud heart murmur when he was 6 years old, but the black-and-tan cavalierÂs heart wasnÂt enlarged, and he didnÂt need any medica-tion to control the condition. That changed last fall, when the then-10-year-old dog started coughing. Chuck was a victim of mitral valve disease, also known as chronic valvular dis-ease. ItÂs the most common form of heart disease in older dogs. Small breeds such as dachshunds, poodles and Chihuahuas are primarily at risk, but Chuck is a cavalier King Charles spaniel, a breed that typically develops the disease earlier in life than other small dogs.His veterinary cardiologist found that ChuckÂs heart was enlarging quickly and prescribed medication, but it didnÂt help. By December, ChuckÂs cough was worse, and his lungs had started to fill with fluid, a sign of congestive heart failure. Addi-tional medications were prescribed, but ChuckÂs owners were given the devastat-ing news that their dog likely had only months to live.ÂI went home, cried for a couple of days and then started Googling,ÂŽ says Holly Johnson-Modafferi of Boston. She learned of a veterinary surgeon in Japan who had performed a successful repair of the mitral valve. ChuckÂs car-diologist was familiar with the surgery, but warned that the seven-month waiting period to bring a dog into Japan would probably preclude Chuck from getting there in time. Holly went back to Google and discovered that the Japanese veterinarian, Masami Uechi, also performed the surgery in France every other month, in partner-ship with two French veterinarians, Jean-Hugues Bozon, DVM, and Sabine Bozon, DVM. ÂOnce I started finding out the details, I talked to Mike (Modafferi, her husband), and we decided we were going to make it happen,ÂŽ she says. Along with three other couples who followed similar paths of discovery, Holly and Mike flew to France with Chuck last month. (Full disclosure: My husband and I, with our cavalier Harper, were one of those couples.) The complex surgery involves stopping the dogÂs heart, with life support pro-vided by a heart-lung bypass machine. The mitral valve is reshaped, and stretched or broken chordae tendineae (known as the heart strings) are replaced with expanded PTFE, a lightweight but powerful material used in everything from medical devices implanted in the body to high-tech expedition clothing. The surgery, which has been performed nearly 700 times over a dozen years, has a success rate of 90 percent. Barring other health problems or accidents, the dogs go on to live a normal lifespan. For a cavalier or other small breed or mix, that can mean living to be 13 to 17 years old. A group of owners whose dogs have had the surgery have formed the Mighty Hearts Project to increase awareness of the surgery among pet owners and veteri-narians. They hope that eventually it will become available in North America. ÂWeÂve assembled not a team, but a family of people whose dogs have under-gone this same surgery to support others in their quest to save their dogs,ÂŽ says one of the founders, Nate Estes of Newbury Park, California, whose Maltese, Zoey, had the surgery nearly a year ago when she was 5 years old. The four dogs who underwent surgery last month are back home after a week of hospitalization. They face a three-month recovery period that requires owners to keep them from running and jumping while they heal. ThatÂs not always easy, but after-ward they can live normal, active lives. It was expensive, but Holly says sheÂd do it again. And she has some advice for owners of dogs prone to MVD: Buy pet health insurance now, and start a slush fund for your dog in case he needs surgery one day. Q Pets of the Week>> Truf e is a 6-year-old, 44-pound female mixed breed dog that is shy, but well mannered.>> Sugar is a 6-year-old female cat that is sweet and loves to chase toys.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 www.hspb.org. For adoption information, call 686-6656. >> Little Pepper is a 4-year-old female tabby thatÂ’s very gentle, and gets along with everyone. >> Mugen is a 3-year-old male cat that is very friendly, sweet and playful. He loves to get pets and belly rubs.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 www.adoptacatfoundation.org, or on Facebook, Adopt A Cat Foundation. For adoption information, call 848-4911, Option 3. Q Chuck is recovering after surgery to repair his heartÂ’s degenerating mitral valve.
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 A7 HEALTHY LIVINGFor convenienceÂ’s sake Getting sick is never fun and itÂs definitely never convenient. ItÂs impos-sible to predict when we will need treatment for a minor sprain or relief from a sinus infection. And since most of us are booked from morning until night, we are left with little time during the workday to get a flu shot or seek physical therapy treatment for a nagging shoulder injury. At Jupiter Medical Center, our top priority is caring for the health and wellness of our entire community Â„ at all stages of life and at all points on the health continuum. To meet this objec-tive, we operate a system of urgent care facilities designed to do just that Â„ pro-vide access to high-quality, affordable care when and where our neighbors need it most. Our Urgent Care Centers are the cor-nerstone of our Âcon-venient careÂŽ offer-ings. And thatÂs what these centers are Â„ convenient. They are designed to meet a myriad of health needs for our busy community. We recently opened a third center at 3250 PGA Blvd., just across from The Gardens Mall. Our two facilities in Jupiter as well as the newest location in Palm Beach Gardens provide immediate and afford-able walk-in care. All three centers are open after hours, on weekends and even on holidays, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. We plan to open a fourth center in West Palm Beach later this year. All of our facilities offer a complete range of urgent care services and are a convenient and cost-saving alternative to the emergency room for treatment of a minor illness or injury. Each center is fully equipped with on-site laboratory testing and X-rays and images are read in real-time by board-certified radiolo-gists. This enables patients to receive a rapid diagnosis and treatment of urgent medical conditions or minor trauma. Our centers are not just for emergency treatment, but are also here to pro-vide our neighbors with additional med-ical services that support their overall health and well-being, such as immu-nizations, physical exams, travel medi-cine, pre-operative and pre-employment screening and lab tests. As we live in a highly-active community with a need for high-quality and convenient rehabilitation services, our PGA Boulevard location is also home to a new center for rehabilitation. Here, patients can receive both evaluation and individualized physical therapy to help them reach their maximum functional potential. Since these are Jupiter Medical Center facilities, convenient care still means access to the world-class treatment our neighbors have come to rely on and expect. All three state-of-the-art cen-ters are supervised by physician medi-cal directors and staffed by a team of certified physician assistants, advanced registered nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses and radiology technolo-gists who provide assistance with inju-ries, illnesses, X-rays and more. Unlike other urgent care facilities, Jupiter Medical Center Urgent Care Centers are backed by the hospital with the highest patient satisfaction in the region, and quality and safety scores that rank nationally. Plus, if after receiv-ing treatment at one of our centers, it is determined a patient needs specialty care, we can connect them with one of the regionÂs leading physi-cians and a Jupiter Medical Center spe-cialist Â„ maintaining a continuum of care and service. In late summer, we will expand our convenient care services by offering our patients the opportunity to engage with a Virtual Health platform, Jupiter Medi-cal CenterÂs ÂCare Anywhere,ÂŽ through which our medical staff will be able to conduct the same interview and diag-nosis that occurs in a traditional urgent care office visit. Our patients will access Care Anywhere through a mobile application or the computer. They will then enter a virtual waiting room, provide demo-graphics, medical history and the reason for their visit. The Jupiter Medical Cen-ter Care Anywhere platform will utilize the medical staff at one of our three Urgent Care Centers to facilitate a quick and easy virtual appointment. We live in a world where we all need easy access to quality and affordable goods and services. This is also true for health care. As our neighbors continue to seek more convenient, cost-effective and integrated health care options, our facilities will be there to meet the need. For more information on Jupiter Medical CenterÂs urgent care services, visit www.jupitermedurgentcare.com or call 561-263-7010. To schedule an appointment for physical therapy, call 561-263-5775. Q Judy MAGALHAES MSNRN, Vice president of ambulatory services
A8 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY larry BUSHlbush@floridaweekly.com ON THE LINKS This win put Junior 1-up on Senior.Roger Kennedy Jr. captured the 53rd annual Southeast Chapter Championship at the Turtle Creek Club in Tequesta. ThatÂs one of the few professional golf tournaments in Florida that Roger Kennedy Sr. never won. The younger Kennedy, 51, director of golf at the Country Club of Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens, shot 67-70-137 at Tur-tle Creek to win by three strokes. It was his first title in either South Florida PGA Section or Southeast Chapter play. He received $1,150 from the $11,700 purse and an additional $147.50 in the skins gameÂƒ he aced the 143-yard third hole with a 9-iron the first round. ÂI just didnÂt want to play in a way that would embarrass my dad,ÂŽ Roger Jr. said. ÂHeÂs been such a great player for so long. This was a nice surprise.ÂŽ He added four birdies and a bogey Wednesday, three and one Thursday. Roger Sr. has 15 SFPGA victories and 5 in the Chapter. But there is a reason for that seemingly low latter number. He was the pro-manager at Pompano Beach Municipal for 30 years and played one season on the PGA Tour Champions before he retired and moved to Stuart to help Jerry Tucker start the Treasure Coast Senior Tour in 2004. Pompano Beach is in the Southern Chapter. Curiously, the Kennedys have never won a pro-pro or father-son tournament. Laurie Rinker of Stuart, an LPGA tour winner and the only woman in the 59-player field, and Thomas Cooper of the Pine Tree Club Boynton Beach, tied for second at 140, each scoring back-to-back 70s. They received $1,012.50 apiece and Rinker collected an extra $325 for winning the optional bonus pool. Morin wins Jupiter ClassicThe Southeast Chapter season got off to a predictable start last month when Alan Morin won the Jupiter Classic for the third time, his 29th chapter victory overall. An assistant at The Falls CC Lake Worth, Morin shot two under par 69, edging Mark Mielke a retired New York area club pro, by one on the Golf Village course at Admirals Cove Lee Rinker Emerald Dunes and Jeff Hall Stonebridge tied for third on par-71sÂƒ Colin Amaral Boca Rio and Kevin Morris another former NY club pro, won the 21st annual Par 3 Pro-Pro at Palm Beach Par 3 with 50-46-96, three better than a 99 by the Boca Raton pairing of Dave Cunliffe and Brian HerringÂƒ On his own ball, Amaral won the 24th annual Vero Beach Shootout at Quail Valley GC with 49 Stableford points. Tied for second with 47 points were Paul Scaletta The BearÂs Club and Michael Kostelnik Lost Tree Club .NIcklaus marks 50 years in PGA Jack Nicklaus of North Palm Beach, the gameÂs greatest practitioner ever, qui-etly achieved a significant career mile-stone earlier this year: 50 years as a mem-ber of the PGA of America. In other PGA membership news: New members Â„ Daniel Anderson and Ryne Burnett The Club @ Ibis West Palm Beach; William Carroll Jr. and Steven Delaney Broken Sound Club Boca Raton; James Daly IV and Charles Maizel Loxahatchee Club Jupiter; Patrick Lestrange and Frank Lostaglio II Boca Woods CC Boca Raton; Kimberly Augusta Bocaire CC Boca Raton; Eric Cole PGA Tour Tequesta; Steven Cox PGA National GC Palm Beach Gardens; John Elliott Atlantis ; Robert Fenton Palm Beach CC ; Andrew Francis Jupiter Hills Club Tequesta; Bobby Gage PGA Tour Boynton Beach; Peter Haupt Tequesta CC ; Michael Mahoney Mayacoo Lakes CC West Palm Beach; Stefan Pantu Putter Around Delray Beach; Daniel Putzer Old Marsh GC West Palm Beach; Ryan Rogerson Kelso Custom Golf Boca Raton; Lance Ten Broeck Palm Beach Gardens; and Nicholas Vrabic Quail Ridge CC Boynton Beach. Quarter Century Club Â„ Olin Browne Sr. Hobe Sound, Gr eg N orman and Nick Price Jupiter Island, PGA Tour ; Steve Madsen and Mark Mielke Jupiter, and Jon Treglown Wellington, life members; Chris David and Rob Young Abacoa GC Jupiter; Andy Anderson Seagate CC Delray Beach; Bob Baldassari PGA of America Palm Beach Gardens; Gordon Carlson SFPGA ; David Eby Banyan GC West Palm Beach; Gene George Palm Beach Par 3 GC ; Rick Gomes Trump National GC-Jupiter Ed Humenik Lost Tree Club North Palm Beach; Dan Malizia Pine Tree GC Boynton Beach; Michael Meredith Boca West Club Boca Raton; Cynthia Pietrusik JonathanÂs Landing GC Jupiter; and Michael Walsh Cypress Creek CC Boynton Beach. Half Century Club Â„ Angelo Ciampi and Ron Polane, Boca Raton; Richard Bas-sett, West Palm Beach; and Jack Tindale Palm Beach Gardens. Certified Professionals Â„ David Flinn BallenIsles CC Palm Beach Gardens, golf operations; Nicole Hatch PGA of America Palm Beach Gardens, player development; Tiffany Hutchinson BallenIsles CC Palm Beach Gardens, golf operations; William Junk Aber deen CC B oynton Beach, teaching and coaching; Eileen Kraemer Lost Tree Club North Palm Beach, teaching and coaching; Steven Lidinsky Ibis CC West Palm Beach; Bruce Lubach PGA of America Palm Beach Gardens, player development; Rushi Oza JonathanÂs Landing GC @ Old Trail Jupiter, teaching and coaching; William Scott Don Law GSA @ Osprey Pointe Boca Raton, teaching and coaching; and Mark Summerville SFPGA teaching and coaching. Q Son bests dad; Kennedy Jr. takes championship KENNEDY JR.
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A12 NEWS WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY The ratings scale>> This rating system created by Robert Parker is the most used by wine critics. It employs a 50-100 point quality scale.96-100: >> An extraordinary wine of profound and complex character displaying all the at-tributes expected of a classic wine of its variety. 90 95: >> An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terri c wines.80 89: >> A barely above average to very good wine displaying various degrees of nesse and avor as well as character with no noticeable aws.70 79: >> An average wine with little distinction except that it is soundly made.60 69: >> A below average wine containing noticeable de ciencies, such as exces-sive acidity and/or tannin, an absence of avor, or possibly dirty aromas or avors.50 59: >> A wine deemed to be unacceptable. less-know ledgeable consumers toward ÂbetterÂŽ wines? Are they fair? Accurate? Who does the ratings? Are they qualified? Major national wine consumer magazines, such as Wine Spectator, Decanter and Wine Enthusiast, have panels of editors who taste wines blind and bestow scores that will either propel the bottles to greatness (and elevated prices) or doom them to the bargain basket. There are independent, respected critics, as well, such as Robert Parker Â„ who created the 100-point scale used in the rating process Â„ and James Suckling and Steven Tanzer. Consumers have turned to people like Mr. Parker and others for many years, hoping for guidance in their wine selections. But relying on a handful of experts is mostly a thing of a past. CellarTracker.com, founded by a former Microsoft engineer, serves as an inventory tracker for the more-than-casual wine enthusiast, and offers more than 6 million wine reviews. A study put thousands of those ratings up against ratings by the professionals, and found that the amateurs arrive at con-clusions similar to the experts. And the advent of instant access to ratings and prices means that restaurants must now pay more attention than ever to selections. Who are the experts?How are ratings determined? And what difference does it make if a Wine Specta-tor critic gives a wine 85 or 95 points? How legitimate are their critiques? To answer that, the news website Vox. com recently conducted a fascinating study that compared wine ratings by a wide group of critics to ratings of the same wines by ordinary people Â„ wine lovers, who probably have a couple of hundred bottles in their home Â„ but not professional wine critics. Who were those people? Vox.com researchers accessed thousands of reviews posted on CellarTracker. Wine lovers and collectors subscribe to it so they can upload their purchases and track their bottle inventory. The site, established by former Microsoft group program man-ager Eric LeVine, allows members to post evaluations and reviews of the wines they drink, and, of course, assign point scores. Mr. LeVine worked at Microsoft from 1992 until 2005, when he had a wine epiphany during a bicycle trip with his wife in Tuscany. ÂIt was in Castellina in Chianti,ÂŽ he recalls. ÂA local winemaker poured four types of Sangiovese from four different vineyards. I was an engineer and I expect-ed them to all taste about the same. They didnÂt and I was stunned.ÂŽ He was hooked, and returned to Seattle to start tinkering with a computer program that would help him keep track of his collection. CellarTracker is important to this divisive issue because the research was no casual, anecdotal study. The Vox people devel-oped complex algorithms, created detailed graphs and charts and plotted the com-pared scores of over 10,000 wines given by professional wine writers against those of ordinary CellarTracker people who have a few hundred bottles in their houses. As the Vox study noted, ÂIf amateurs lacked wine expertise, we would expect to see little or no correlation with professionals. We saw just the opposite.ÂŽ In fact, the scores assigned by CellarTracker members were surprisingly close to those of the professionals. Mr. LeVine, however, was not surprised.ÂCellarTracker members, posting writeups of the wines they try, have built up a base of over 6 million reviews, and many of them are surprisingly authorita-tive,ÂŽ Mr. LeVine said. ÂThey can cover more wines more often than independent reviewers. Collectively, theyÂre good at deciding when a wine is ready to drink, and besides, theyÂre not really typical consumers.ÂŽ Mr. LeVineÂs hundreds of thousands of members are a subset of wine drinkers. They donÂt have 10 to 12 bottles in a kitch-en cabinet; they have actual collections, large and small, so they want to track their inventories. And they want to exchange information with fellow aficionados. ItÂs not easy, because the selection of wines a buyer faces in a typical store is overwhelming. ItÂs one of the largest food/beverage categories on the planet. And unlike breakfast cereal, for example, the range of prices is bewildering, if not staggering. One can pick up a bottle of Oregon Pinot Noir for around $9, or a bottle of Pinot Noir from Burgundy for $300. And sometimes, the point scores assigned by critics will be scarily similar across price points. The fact is, many times there is little correlation between a wineÂs price and the points it receives from influential critics. Of wine lovers who are at least a bit serious about wine, those who have more than 100 bottles in their house at any one time generally admit to being influenced by what certain critics have to say. David Lazer, an attorney with offices in New York and Florida, believes that rat-ings are Ânot just a number.ÂŽ ÂFirst, I look at whoÂs doing the ratings,ÂŽ he says. ÂI trust some critics more than others. Some are known to rate wines consistently high, and others have been suspected of accepting trips and other favors from winemakers.ÂŽ Mr. Lazer subscribes to several criticsÂ websites, and goes on to say that he evalu-ates ratings on the basis of how a critic describes a wine, and the Âdrinking win-dow,ÂŽ or the time period in which a wine is supposedly at its best. He also notes that critics specialize in certain regions. ÂOne critic I follow used to specialize in wines from Italy and Burgundy. Now he writes about other regions. Is he as well versed in those areas?ÂŽ ÂAlso, I have to consider how the criticÂs palate compares with my own,ÂŽ he said. ÂIf I sample a wine that some critic gave 97 points and I think itÂs worth maybe a 90, I may not pay that much attention to him or her in the future.ÂŽ Mr. Lazer also notes when the writeups and ratings are issued. ÂA critic rates a wine from a barrel tasting, or when itÂs first released. So if I look at a rating of a 2005 wine, the information is 10 to 12 years old. Somebody on CellarTracker may have tasted that same wine this year, so theyÂll write about how itÂs drinking today Âƒ not 10 years ago.ÂŽ Then again, the importance of ratings all depends on whom you ask. Tony Beck, a collector in Los Angeles, looks at ratings as Âpart of an evolution.ÂŽ ÂAs people discover wine and become interested in it, they look at ratings dif-ferently,ÂŽ Mr. Beck said. ÂInexperienced wine consumers look at the number as an indication of relative quality. If a wine gets an 89 or 90 or more, you know that at least somebody liked it.ÂŽ But as wine buyers become enthusiasts and then true wine lovers, different things become important, he said. ÂLater, instead of scores, you look at the tasting notes, to see if youÂre noticing the flavors and aromas that the critics do,ÂŽ Mr. Beck said. ÂThen, as you build a collection, the write-ups become less important, and you start to rely on your own experience.ÂŽ That casual wine drinkers and collectors have been able to voice and publish their opinions to a sizable audience has become extremely important in the restaurant industry Â„ especially at restaurants that are known for their wine selection. Peter Hyzak is wine manager at RuthÂs Chris Steak House in Southwest Florida. The national chain has received numerous industry awards for its fine wine selection. Mr. Hyzak, a certified Sommelier, is emphat-ic that wine ratings Âmake a significant differenceÂŽ in what his guests order. ÂThe information is out there,ÂŽ Mr. Hyzak said. ÂGuests in the restaurant will scan our wine list, take out their cell phones, and do some research before they order.ÂŽ He notes that guests scan online information for three reasons. ÂFirst is name recognition, which plays the biggest role in restaurant wine sales. Caymus is Caymus, and everybody knows that wine. Second is the vintage. People research the ratings of the vintage of a wine weÂre offering. Having the best-rated vintage of any wine is absolutely imperative. And third is price. The retail prices of wines are easy to find on the internet.ÂŽ The ready availability of wine ratings, vintage evaluation and other information has transformed the way people order wine in restaurants. ÂPeople are more savvy about wine these days,ÂŽ Mr. Hyzak said. ÂMy list has to be up to date because my guests are doing their homework either before they come to the restaurant, or right there at the table.ÂŽ Predictably enough, professional critics have consistently knocked ratings done by amateurs. They have no formal train-ing. They lack expertise. That turns out to not necessarily be true. The Vox.com study discovered this by running a standard data analysis corre-lation using a program called Prism. They ran a comparison of wine reviews from professional critics against reviews of the same wines posted by a large base of CellarTracker subscribers. The big ques-tion the study asked was, Âhow do scores assigned by wine enthusiasts compare with those of the experts?ÂŽ The answer was Âƒ pretty well. The correlation between wine ratings from the influential (and highly respect-ed) Wine Advocate group of critics with the average scores given by CellarTracker members was surprisingly close. Some were even identical to the professional score. However, the study revealed an even more startling fact. There was a much larger difference in the scores among the professional critics. In rating the same wine, prestigious wine writers were often three to four points apart in their evaluations. So what can we learn from this? First, the study indicates that when average enthusiasts rate wines, they agree with the experts a lot more than they agree with each other. However, when rating the higher quality wines the scores among Cel-larTracker members and the pros are much closer together. Also, the study was done on ratings only of California wines: Scores are likely to be a lot more disparate for the major Old World wines like those from Bordeaux or Burgundy. ÂTake a group of passionate enthusiasts, give them a platform, and they will give you profound collective wisdom and insight,ÂŽ Mr. LeVine said. He says that amateurs are not better or worse than the pros, but Âthey each have their own strengths and weaknesses.ÂŽRatings, price linked?Another perspective comes from winemakers themselves. Tor Kenward, of Kenward Family Wines in Napa, produces wines in the ÂreserveÂŽ price range so he has to be sensitive to what wine critics think Â„ and what they write in the major magazines, newsletters and websites. KenwardÂs wines have scored consistently in the midto upper-90s range, and some even 95 points and above. He believes that some of his wines could achieve 100 points. ÂI think wine ratings can create excitement, and help small wineries such as ours move forward when they donÂt have sales, marketing or PR consultants or employees,ÂŽ Mr. Kenward said. He does believe that the top critics try very hard to be fair and true to their palates, but the real question for the consumer is Âwhich critics like the types of wines I like,ÂŽ which is exactly what collector Tony Beck believes. Mr. KenwardÂs best advice: find a retail outlet with people who will listen to you intently and introduce you to new and exciting wines that may not get reviewed. ÂYou are your own best wine critic,ÂŽ he maintains. Ratings also show there is virtually no correlation between the price of a wine and the ratings assigned by critics. Every month, this is proven by all the major consumer wine journals. The wines are tasted blind, so evaluators donÂt know who makes the wine or what it sells for. Case in point: a recent issue of Wine Spectator listed tasting notes for a wide range of Spanish wines. One Ribera del Duero received 95 points and sold for $505 a bottle. Another received 94 points and sold for $30. Which would you buy?Â„ Jerry Greenfield, of Fort Myers, the ÂWine Whisperer,ÂŽ writes the bimonthly Florida Weekly Vino column, blogs and writes for other newspapers and magazines. He hosts wine dinners at several restaurants, and is former wine director of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Festival, which has grown to be one of the top 10 charity wine events in America. He has published several books, including Secrets of the Wine Whisperer, a chronicle of how he and his wife Debi discovered wine. He receives sample bottles from winemakers and from the wineriesÂ ad agencies or public relations firms. Jerry is a member of the Society of Wine Educators. Q WINEFrom page 1 PARKER HYZAK EXPERTADVICEÂWhen you're looking at a wine you're not familiar with, a rating by someone, anyone will give you a bit of guidance. Buy a bottle, take it home and try it. If you like it, go back and get more. Or go to CellarTracker The collective membership owns over 2.5 million bottles and has posted literally millions of reviews. Look up the wine you want and see what ordinary folks think of it." Â— Jerry Greenfield
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 NEWS A13 Q We asked friends from the community to finish this sentence. ÂWine is ...ÂŽ We got some interesting replies. Wine is ...Â“Wine is one of my favorite ways my friends know how much I appreciate the time we spend together. Whether we are preparing dinner together at my home or are dining out, I take great care in selecting the appropriate wines for the occasion, taking into account both the menu and the company. I have been collecting wines for over 40 years. My collection consists of more than 550 bottles of red wine (mostly Bordeaux and substantial reds from California) and approximately 150 bottles of vintage port. My oldest bottle wines are from the 1970 vintage and my most recent ones are from 2015.Â” Â— Rand Hoch, West Palm Beach, attorney, founder and president of the Palm Beach County Human Rights CouncilÂ“Wine is something I wish I could drink a lot of without gaining a pound.Â” Â— April Florio, Palm Beach, actress Â“Wine is the elixir used to transform a meal into a dining experience, a gathering into an event and an evening with friends into a joyous occasion!!Â” Â— Tim Luke Hobe Sound, certified auctioneer and appraiser Â“Wine is a very personal, sensory experience that is heavily influenced by oneÂ’s own preferences and perspectives. In addition to sight, smell and taste, other factors contribute to the experience including the temperature of the wine, and even oneÂ’s mindset. For me, itÂ’s truly a taste adventure that can be enhanced with food and wine pairings. I personally enjoy a super Tuscan paired with our single-origin dark chocolates. IÂ’ve come to appreciate the ways you can play up certain flavor profiles in a wine by the foods that you pair with them. It can be a fun experiment. IÂ’m a fan of enjoying a glass of wine all on its own and appreciating it for the attributes it offers.Â”Â— Norman Love, president and founder, Norman Love ConfectionsÂ“Wine is a necessity, not a luxury. Wine, especially red, has been said to promote a longer lifespan, protect against certain cancers, improve mental health and be good for your heart. Red wine is the only alcohol I drink. Benjamin Franklin said, Â‘Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.Â’ I must agree! A glass of wine at the end of the day takes the tension away! And, in moderation, itÂ’s good for you! (I hope my Mom sees this!)Â”Â— Tamra FitzGerald, North Palm Beach, president/managing partner, Venue Marketing GroupÂ“Wine is Â– NECESSARY.Â” Â— Jeff Lindsay, author of Dexter seriesÂ“Wine is the universeÂ’s way of telling me I love you.Â” Â— Karen Allegretti, owner, Market EarthÂ“Wine is a commodity anymore. I saw an article in The New York Times extolling the virtues of cheap wine. So sad. The winemaking process is surprisingly high-tech these days and put together by sensory scientists with scores of legal additives that can enhance colors, body, and flavors. Chemically enhanced wine can taste good Â— just like beef. There are hundreds of additives for beef that make a steak taste buttery, more additives for juiciness Â— but is it real food to nourish your body? Go real. Most folks Â— if they know Â— choose not to drink fake wine, eat fake beef, and listen to fake news.Â”Â— Rose OÂ’Dell King, Fort Myers, owner of Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm. She is a graduate of The French Culinary School and a former certified sommelier
ItÂs Local.ItÂs Entertaining.ItÂs Mobile. ItÂs FREE! Search Florida Weekly in the iTunes App Store today. Visit us online at www.FloridaWeekly.com ekly. Got Download?The iPad App BUSINESS PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 A14 | WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM How ÂkindÂŽ is your workplace? Are your employees or coworkers stressed to the max, overly competitive and habitu-ally secretive? Or are people open, com-municative, helpful and friendly? Author Susan Mangiero says too many workplaces are missing the kindness fac-tor, and itÂs more damaging than you might realize. Why? Because kindness is integral to employee engagement Â„ and cultures of engagement are integral to high-performance organizations. ÂDoing business revolves around relationships,ÂŽ says Ms. Mangiero, author of ÂThe Big Squeeze: Hugs & Inspirations for Every Grown-Up Who Loves Teddy Bears.ÂŽ ÂWithout strong, positive relationships, people canÂt work together productively,ÂŽ she adds. ÂThey canÂt communicate well. They canÂt innovate. And positive rela-tionships cannot flourish in the absence of kindness.ÂŽ When kindness is not present, everyone in the company detaches, stops com-municating and loses trust. Teamwork suffers. Morale drops. Productivity falls. Absenteeism and turnover rates rise. And yes, customer satisfaction plummets Â„ Making nice to colleagues and clients part of the jobSPECIAL TO FLORIDA WEEKLY ______________________________SEE KINDNESS, A15 XKind workplaces Â“Doing business revolves around relationships ... Without strong, positive relationships, people canÂ’t work together productively.Â” Â— Susan Mangiero, author of Â“The Big Squeeze: Hugs & Inspirations for Every Grown-Up Who Loves Teddy Bears.Â”
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 BUSINESS A15and eventually, customers leave. In todayÂs high-stakes, fast-paced business climate, itÂs easy to focus on sur-vival at all costs (one of those costs being positive relation-ships). But Ms. Mang-iero says the most hard-driven workers need to remember to infuse kindness into their daily interac-tions, not only with clients (obviously), but with each other as well. She says kindness is the element that makes organizations great places to work Â„ and itÂs also the secret sauce that helps companies thrive. The Âkindness equals successÂŽ principle applies to all career paths Â„ even those in conventionally Âun-nurturingÂŽ industries. Ms. Mangiero is well qualified to speak to this subject. She made her mark in financial services and now consults to companies in that hard-charging industry on their relationship-building skills. (We donÂt typically think of finance profes-sionals as needing to be more nurturing, but they really do need to hone this skill to build trusting client relationshipsÂ„especially when trust is low and anxiety about the future is high. Survey after survey shows that individuals are more likely to buy from people they trust and respect.) You donÂt have to be a leader to change your companyÂs culture. When a single employee commits to kindness, his or her actions tend to spread. Just know that you canÂt Âturn onÂŽ kindness at will, and you certainly canÂt fake it. To develop your nurturing muscles Â„ the ones that will make you relatable in a world yearning for connection Â„ you need to make being kind a part of your daily life in and out of the workplace. Here are Ms. MangieroÂs 10 best tips for making genuine kindness a habit 1. First, practice being kind to yourself Â„ If you donÂt know how to nurture yourself, itÂs hard to nurture others, especially your coworkers and clients. Ms. Mangiero says practicing self-care is the best way to learn kindness and establish that you deserve kindness too. She sug-gests you do something kind for yourself (enjoy a cup of tea, take a short break, etc.) every day. And periodically get a massage, treat yourself to some nice clothes or enjoy a hot bath and a good book. And stop being so hard on yourself.ÂForgiving yourself is an important component of kindness,ÂŽ she adds. ÂWhether you fail to impress on a work project, underperform on an evaluation or otherwise disappoint yourself, ease up on the punishing self-talk.ÂŽ 2. Make time to play in order to balance out the hard work Â„ You might be working aggressively for a promotion or simply grinding away at an endless list of work projects. Either way, donÂt let your life be all work and no play. Whether you enjoy hiking, art, community theater or club sports, make time for it. ÂWhen your life is all about work, itÂs impossible to stay balanced,ÂŽ she says. ÂTrust me. You canÂt do your best when you donÂt find ways to bring joy into your life. Playfulness is vital for the creative energy you need to excel professionally and personally. And itÂs all part of being kind to yourself.ÂŽ 3. Volunteer for a good cause Â„ Finding a way to help others gets you in touch with your humanity and keeps you humble and kind. Every city has multiple opportunities to volunteer, so find a cause that resonates with you. Perhaps your employer sponsors activities that you can do with your colleagues. Whether youÂre tutoring underprivileged kids, working with the elderly, walking shelter dogs or collecting food for the homeless, youÂll be working on your connection and kind-ness skills. As a bonus, volunteering looks great on a rsum. 4. Stay in touch with your friends and family Â„ DonÂt get so wrapped up in the rat race that you forget about your tribe, Ms. Mangiero warns. Stay close to your cherished family members and make time for your friends. Visit your favorite people regularly. Meet for coffee or din-ner to catch up. If your job has taken you far away, schedule regular video chats to keep in touch. Sometimes sending a quick text can make you feel closer to those in your support network. ÂYou have to nurture these established relationships to get the most from them, the same way you would nurture new relationships,ÂŽ Ms. Mangiero says. 5. Celebrate the WOW! in the lives of friends and coworkers Â„ Nurturing others means showing that you care when good things happen in their lives. Take a moment to applaud and praise oth-ersÂ accomplishments instead of breezing right past them. ÂCongratulate your col-league on her promotion, even if youÂre working thanklessly at your job,ÂŽ Ms. Mangiero says. ÂOne day youÂll appreciate it when someone makes a big deal out of your accomplishments.ÂŽ The same goes for your friends, she adds. ÂBe genuinely happy for their good news, be it a per-sonal win or a business milestone such as getting the rights to a new patent or adding a new customer. And let it show.ÂŽ 6. Practice your manners Â… Small niceties Â„ like hello, please and thank you, holding doors for people and ask-ing how others are doing Â„ should not vanish when tensions are high. In the hard-charging corporate world, however, manners can take a back seat when deals and deadlines are involved. Keep your work in perspective and remember that rude behavior makes a stronger impres-sion than kindness, but not in a good way. Remember to be courteous to individuals in different jobs and at different levels, not just the boss. 7. Go out of your way to make shy, left-out or misunderstood people feel comfortable Â„ In life and at work, thereÂs going to be an in-crowd and those who donÂt quite belong Â„ just like in school. ÂMake it your duty to be kind and welcoming to those in your office who may feel excluded from the group,ÂŽ Ms. Mangi-ero says. ÂOutsiders hurt when they are not readily accepted, and it even happens in the workplace. So be sure to reach out and be friendly to those who need a little help socially. You will be doing whatÂs right and setting a good example. You also might make a new friend.ÂŽ 8. Send thank-you notes (the penand-paper kind) Â… ItÂs good etiquette to send a thank-you note when anyone Â„ a client, supervisor, coworker Â„ goes above and beyond for you. Get into the habit of writing old-fashioned thank-you notes instead of firing off an email or sending a text. This is also a great practice for orga-nizational leaders to embrace. ÂIn the professional world, a nonvirtual thank-you note sets you apart from others,ÂŽ Ms. Mangiero says. ÂItÂs a nearly effortless and thoughtful gesture that goes a long way. And you never know who might remember your politeness; a gra-cious thank-you could help you win a new client or advance to a higher position.ÂŽ 9. Listen more than you talk Â„ No matter how successful you are, remember that you really donÂt know it all (and thatÂs okay). Be open to the wisdom of others. Ms. Mangiero points out that learning is a lifetime process and that listening to those in the know can freshen our per-spectives and expand our horizons. ÂWhen I commit to really hearing what others say, I learn a lot and feel so much more connected to them,ÂŽ she says. ÂOth-ers appreciate the courtesy of being given a chance to express themselves. ItÂs a way of showing respect and empathy when we are willing to lend an ear to our col-leagues and our loved ones. ÂIn business, itÂs also a way of distinguishing ourselves from the competitors who donÂt embrace the importance of letting someone else talk,ÂŽ she adds. ÂIn a hurried world, the lost art of careful lis-tening is a good skill to develop.ÂŽ 10. Be a shoulder to cry on Â„ When someone in your life is hurting and needs comfort (or someone to vent to) and you think you can help, be willing to engage and support them. Yes, it can be uncom-fortable and inconvenient to deal with another personÂs troubles on top of your own, but true kindness often requires this kind of sacrifice. ÂDonÂt disconnect when a friend or work associate is upset and wants to talk about it with you,ÂŽ Ms. Mangiero says. ÂReally taking the time to be present will make them feel heard and supported Â„ which is crucial to building trust. If you Âthere-thereÂ them and walk away, you might close the door to a deeper relation-ship.ÂŽ But also know that being appropriately kind is not the same as being a pushover, she adds. ÂTo the contrary, being kind is a show of strength. ÂGenuine kindness is a state of being,ÂŽ Ms. Mangiero concludes. ÂItÂs not some-thing you do just to get what you want in the moment. Throughout your profes-sional journey, commit to being kind to everyone you encounter along the way, and you will reap the many rewards that come from caring for and connecting with others.ÂŽ Kindness counts. Q KINDNESSFrom page 14 MANGIERO MONEY & INVESTINGFedÂ’s plan to shed bonds should concern all investors When working on a fixed income derivatives desk, one of the most excit-ing days was Federal Reserve announce-ment day. Markets used to hold their collective breaths as the Fed decision on rates was announced, and then react violently to the move (or lack thereof) as well as the smallest perceived nuance in the accompanying policy statement. But these days, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has taken the drama out of these announcements by telegraph-ing in advance any potential moves and then discussing after each statement any future changes with media repre-sentatives. Last weekÂs Fed meeting was no exception. The Fed increased its tar-get short-term rate by .25 percent, but the move was expected by most all the analysts covering the market. So those of you with adjustable credit card, home equity, or student debt will see your payments increase slightly. But the announcement was not a total waste of time in that it finally provided some detail for the FedÂs upcoming plan to shrink its massive balance sheet of bonds. Why does the Fed own such a large portfolio of bonds and how will its future plans affect the markets? To answer these questions, we have to go back to the financial crisis of several years ago. Banks were failing, confidence in financial markets was dropping and we were on the verge of a depression. The Fed first slashed short-term rates, which it had direct control of, but that wasnÂt enough. The Fed also wanted to put downward pressure on long-term rates to give incentives for people to take out long-term debt like mortgages and for businesses to borrow to invest in their companies. To accomplish this, the Fed started to buy bonds. Recall that with bonds, price and rates are inversely correlated so when investors buy bonds, they push bond prices higher and yields lower. For years to come, the Fed would buy Trea-sury Bonds, mortgage-backed securities and other government bonds to push rates to all-time low levels. And when the bonds matured, the Fed would take the money and buy even more bonds. Today, the Fed owns over $4 trillion in bonds. And now that the financial crisis is over, the Fed doesnÂt need to keep rates so low. So it announced that it would begin to shrink the amount of debt it holds. It first will do so by not using the money it receives from maturing bonds to buy more. It will do this gradually. At first, it will not roll over $6 billion of Treasury Bonds and $4 billion of mortgage-backed securi-ties per month. It will then increase this number every quarter until it is retiring $30 billion and $20 billion per month of Treasuries and MBS respectively. Clearly, this process of shrinking the Fed balance sheet will take many, many years. And given that the Fed did not dis-close exactly when this unwinding pro-cess will officially start or what the target bond holdings at the end of this process will be, there is still a great deal of uncer-tainty around the FedÂs balance sheet. Despite this ambiguity, I think once this process starts it will be a shock to bond markets everywhere. Four trillion dollars is a very large amount of bonds that will need to be absorbed by other investors. Where will these other buyers come from? Without them, we can eas-ily see interest rates spike dramatically. Everyone from state and local govern-ments to individuals to corporations has come to rely on low interest rates. What would happen if suddenly we were in a high rate environment? These are the questions that keep Fed policy makers up at night and should also give worry to any investor. Q Â„ Eric Bretan, the co-owner of RickÂs Estate & Jewelry Buyers in Punta Gorda, was a senior derivatives marketer and investment banker for more than 15 years at several global banks. eric BRETANestaterick@gmail.com
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FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 A17 Prison inmates to train rescued dogs for service In its effort to partner pets with people, JupiterÂs Furry Friends Adop-tion, Clinic & Ranch has partnered with Dogs 4 Disabled Veterans to have res-cued dogs trained at the Martin County Correctional Institution Work Camp. Because both organizations have spe-cialized training for service dogs for veterans, they are working together to provide training services for the Martin County Correctional Institution Work Camp. Both organizations save animals from high-kill shelters and offer training programs that partner pets with people. Dogs in the program must demonstrate suitable training temperament to enter the facility for the four-month training period. The dogs are then placed at the Department of Correc-tions, Martin Correctional Facility Work Camp, where inmates train the dogs through its Train-The-Trainer program. Following training, the dogs become available for adoption. Everyone ben-efits through the process: dogs, inmates, and future adopters, program organizers say. Furry Friends President Pat Deshong and Lorri Volkman, trainer and co-founder of Dogs 4 Disabled Veterans, visited the Martin County facility, meet-ing with prison officials and inmates accepted into the program. After dis-cussing the feasibility and benefits of the program for both the dogs and the inmates, Ms. Volkman said, ÂIt is a win-win-win. The dogs are rescued by Furry Friends. Then, inmates learn a new skill, training dogs. The dogs become adopt-able because theyÂre trained.ÂŽ Finally, she said, ÂWe get to see if the dog can become a candidate for our organization Dogs 4 Disabled Veterans. ÂIt means so much to the inmates to have a dog by their side while they are rehabilitating. And our rescued dogs have a chance to spend one-on-one time with someone who will train and care for them,ÂŽ Ms. Deshong said. ÂThis is a reward-based program for good behav-ior for inmates who are accepted into this training program.ÂŽ Initially, Furry Friends will provide six dogs for the program. Furry Friends, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, is based in Jupiter, and has a 27-acre ranch in Palm City. To learn more, visit www.furryfriendsadoption.org or call Pat Deshong at 747-5311, Ext. 1. Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic and Ranch is at 401 Maplewood Drive, Suite 8, Jupiter. Q COURTESY PHOTO Circle K is a dog that would be trained under the partnership between Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch and Dogs 4 Disabled Veterans.
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Other hap-penings include Glass Slipper, in which a special shoe will be passed around the stadium in search of the fairest foot that fits into it. There also will be a best-dressed contest, the winner of which will receive a gift card to Halloween Express at Downtown at the Gardens. ÂSince this is the first time weÂve done this, IÂm just really excited to see how it turns out,ÂŽ Ms. Bottenfield said. ÂI enjoy work-ing with kids, so I think itÂs going to be fun doing the promotion.ÂŽ A Walk the Plank trivia test will ask pirate-oriented questions to brave lads negotiating a wooden beam drawn in chalk on the sidewalk. Each wrong answer requires taking a step closer to the edge. ÂIf they miss too many questions, they fall off the plank,ÂŽ said Mike Bauer, the stadiumÂs general manager. The event is aimed at ages 12 and younger, and as many as 2,000 attendees are expected. The salty lead of ÂPirates of the Caribbean,ÂŽ as well as the redhead from ÂThe Little Mermaid,ÂŽ the bru-nette from ÂBeauty and the BeastÂŽ and the rags-to-riches blonde who entrances everyone at the Royal Ball will mingle with guests and pose for photos from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cardinals mascot Robby the Redbird also will make an appear-ance. ÂWe wanted to do something that would involve both boys and girls, and this is how we came up with the idea,ÂŽ Mr. Bauer said. The national anthem will be sung by Bailee Bonick, a fan favorite at 5 years old. Girls that young often flee from the long-haired, makeup-wearing, sword-wielding Sparrow, who will be imposing-ly impersonated by Lake Worth resident Kevin Olson. ÂEvery child is different,ÂŽ Mr. Olson said. ÂSome run up to me, and some run away.ÂŽ How do adults react? ÂMost ask, ÂWhereÂs the rum?ÂÂŽ Mr. Olson said. Among the pirate prose he likes to utter to his hearties: ÂNot all treasure is sil-ver and gold, mateÂŽ and ÂUsed the hair from my back and tied two sea turtles together.ÂŽ ÂSome of the phrases I make up out of the blue,ÂŽ Mr. Olson said. ÂDepending on what people say, I feed off of that. I donÂt have a set routine. Each person I interact with gets something unique that they help create without even knowing.ÂŽ Q PIRATESFrom page 1 >> What: Pirate and Princess Night >> Time: 4:30 p.m. doors open, 5:30 p.m. rst pitch >> Date: June 24 >> Where: Roger Dean Stadium, 4751 Main St., Jupiter >> Cost: $7 to $9, free for children ages 2 and younger >> Info: 775-1818 or rogerdeanstadium.com Compass will host the annual Stonewall Ball at the Harriet Himmel Theater in CityPlace at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24. The Âblack and whiteÂŽ party com-memorates the anni-versary of the Stone-wall uprising of June 1969, an event widely regarded as the birth of the modern gay rights movement. This year, Compass will incorporate a Âglimmer of greenÂŽ to add a pop of color to the annual black and white party. The Compass Leadership award recognizes an elected or appointed official who has demonstrated a commitment to inclusive social justice. This yearÂs recipient is Lake Worth City Commissioner Andy Amoroso. Serving District 3 since November 2011, Commissioner Amoroso is Lake WorthÂs first openly gay elected official and has been dedicated to making a positive and inclusive difference for the citizens of Lake Worth and surrounding communities. Theo Smith will be awarded the Michael Brown Memorial Faces of the Community award for his volunteerism and community organization within the LGBT community. The ball starts with a VIP reception and award ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Gen-eral admission and dancing begins at 9 p.m. Tickets for the VIP reception are $75. General admission is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. For tickets and informa-tion, visit www.compassglcc.com or call Compass at 533-9699. Q Stonewall BallÂ’s 16th annual celebration set for June 24 AMOROSO COURTESY PHOTOMovie princesses also will be part of Pirate and Princess Night at Roger Dean Stadium.
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Photo Centre thinks big with Polaroid show BY JANIS FONTAINEpbnews@Â” oridaweekly.comThink Polaroids are pass? TheyÂre not. John ReuterÂs ÂSecond Impressions, Polaroid Process to Singapore Infrared,ÂŽ an exhibition of the photographs taken with the Polaroid 20x24 camera, is on display at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre through Aug. 5. The Polaroid 20x24 camera was groundbreaking and became a popular tool with artists Chuck Close, Mary Ellen Mark, Joyce Tenneson, David Levinthal, William Wegman and Andy Warhol, all of whom loved the medium and produced memorable pieces using it. Mr. Reuter traveled to Singapore in 2009 and 2011 and began using infrared to shoot nature photographs. He was hooked. For the first time, his collected works are being shown together. The Photographic Centre is at the City Center complex at 415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday -Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 253-2600; www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org. Busy weekend at the zoo Friday is Sci-Fi Night at the zoo!For the eighth year, the Palm Beach Zoo kicked off its summer party, Safari Nights, with music, crafts, games and, of course, animal encounters. Every Friday the zoo stays open late. From 4:30 to 9 p.m. guests are invited to a themed party. Kids are encouraged to dress up to win a prize. There also will be free face painting, play in the fountain, and dancing to the kids DJ Dance Party. The Tropics Caf is open for dinner or a snack. Themes for the summer include Cartoons (June 30); Superheroes (July 7); Dinosaurs return (July 14), Winter in July (July 21); Cats observing Interna-tional Tiger Day (July 28); Pirates (Aug. 4); Sci Fi (Aug. 11); Cartoons (Aug. 18); and Fairytales (Aug. 25). On June 24, itÂs another safari, but this HAPPENINGS SEE HAPPENINGS, B10 XARTS & ENTERTAINMENT PALM BEACH FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 | SECTION B WWW.FLORIDAWEEKLY.COM ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Maltz rolls dice on Â‘Guys and DollsÂ’ ItÂs a Frank Loesser classic.But young performers plan to show off their skills in this production of his most famous musical, ÂGuys and Dolls.ÂŽ International performer and Conservatory faculty member Ricky Nahas will direct and choreograph the musical ÂGuys and Dolls,ÂŽ to be performed at 7:30 p.m. June 23 and 24 on the Maltz Jupiter TheatreÂs stage. The show will star 50 students participating in the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Goldner Conservatory of Performing ArtsÂ three-week Senior Conservatory summer camp for grades 6-12. Based on stories and characters by Damon Runyon, book by Jo Swer-ling and Abe Burrows and featuring the music and lyrics of Frank Loesser, ÂGuys and DollsÂŽ follows gambler Nathan Detroit as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town. ÂThere is a reason why audiences continue to fall in love with ÂGuys and DollsÂ decade after decade,ÂŽ said Julie Rowe, director of education for the conservatory. The show Âis exhilarating, spontaneous and wickedly funny. ItÂs a lighthearted show perfect for a summer night out.ÂŽ Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children and are available by calling the theaterÂs box office at 575-2223 or by vis-iting www.jupitertheatre.org. Q FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF_________________________COURTESY PHOTOJohn ReuterÂ’s Â“Second Impressions, Polaroid Process to Singapore Infrared.Â” Lighthouse ArtCenterÂs director looks ahead to building gallery/schoolÂs outreachAGALLERY REMODEL WAS AMONG THE FIRST TASKS undertaken during Nancy A. PolitschÂs first year as executive director at Lighthouse ArtCenter. This year, the galleryÂs exterior will be treated to a spruce-up, too. There have been more changes. Some technical issues with phones and computers have been addressed and a new POS system keeps track of donors and staff, so business matters are running more smoothly. Membership is increasing. Classes, teachers and equipment, including a new soda kiln, are being added to the school. ItÂs all part of Ms. PolitschÂs mission for the center to BY MARY THURWACHTER Florida Weekly Correspondent SEE GROW, B10 X COURTESY PHOTOStudents from the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Gold-ner Conservatory of Performing Arts will per-form the musical Â“Guys and Dolls.Â” Pictured is Nick Lovalvo. Â“I want people to know about us. I would like to pull in some younger people. We appeal to a lot of those 45 and above.Â”Â— Nancy A. Politsch, executive director at Lighthouse ArtCenterA mission to GROWNancy A. PolitschCOURTESY PHOTO
B2 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY LATEST FILMSÂ‘Cars 3Â’ ++ Is it worth $10? No Aging is inevitable, but to see it manifest in a talking car? ThatÂs different. Not that ÂCars 3ÂŽ is reinventing the wheel or anything, but its serious themes do sug-gest Pixar isnÂt worried about the movie being too Âgrown upÂŽ for kids. Perhaps it should be. ÂCars 3ÂŽ is recycled adult drama mixed with action and flaccid attempts at humor. It reminded me of ÂRocky IVÂŽ in that it features an aging champion whoÂs about to be overtaken by younger, faster entries in his profession. This leads to learning experiences, adapting, a meaningful talk with the significant other, training in a new/different way, and of course the climactic showdown in the finale. If this sounds predictable, well, it is, though there are a few (some-what unbelievable) surprises toward the end. ThereÂs nothing inappropriate in terms of content, but the ÂGÂŽ rating seems generous; usually a movie like this gets at least a ÂPGÂŽ for ÂAdult Themes.ÂŽ One wonders how well kids will relate to seeing racecar Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) feel like heÂs over the hill, suffer a horrible crash and not know how heÂll get back on his tires. Spurred by girlfriend Sally (Bon-nie Hunt) and best friend Mater (Larry the Cable Guy), Lightning decides to train in a brand new facility owned by mud flap entrepreneur Sterling (Nathan Fillion). Naturally Lightning doesnÂt like the way trainer Cruz (Cristela Alonzo) is getting him ready for an upcoming showdown with the Âfastest car in his-toryÂŽ Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), so a muddy demolition derby excursion and soul-searching ensue. The action is fine and plentiful, but doesnÂt surpass the high bar set by the previous ÂCarsÂŽ movies. The animation, however, is stellar. The genius is in the small details. Note how thereÂs conden-sation on LightingÂs hood in some early morning scenes, how accurately the tires rapidly rotate, and the meticulous attention needed to show the cars rac-ing along through the fence that lines the track. The time and effort to create these elements so effectively are tre-mendous achievements. If you see it, do so in 3D to really appreciate the visuals. Too bad the humor and story donÂt hold up their end of the bargain. There are two or three good laughs, and depending on your age the plot is either too mature or too predictable. ItÂs hard to believe that a studio capable of so much creativity could render something so bland. Remember how ÂMonsters UniversityÂŽ (2013) was just a typical col-lege movie disguised in animation? This is the same kind of bad, only itÂs worse because itÂs more ill conceived. Aside from ÂToy Story,ÂŽ this is the only Pixar franchise to have at least three movies, and given the end result of ÂCars 3,ÂŽ letÂs hope itÂs the last. Unless, as Mater would say, theyÂre able to Âgit-r-doneÂŽ in a better, fresher way. Q dan HUDAKwww.punchdrunkmovies.com >> This is PixarÂ’s 18th feature lm; number 19, "Coco," opens Nov. 22. FILM CAPSULESThe Mummy ++ (Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Russell Crowe) Treasure hunter Nick (Mr. Cruise) wakes a mummified princess (Ms. Boutella), and sheÂs not in a good mood. ItÂs lighthearted hor-ror fun with one heckuva plane crash sequence. Rated PG-13. Megan Leavey +++ (Kate Mara, Common, Edie Falco) A Marine (Mara) and her bomb-sniff-ing dog bond and save lives in Iraq. ItÂs a touching story that also shows how in many ways the dog saves her life as well. Rated PG-13. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales +++ (Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush) Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp), his archenemy Salazar (Bar-dem), and frenemy Barbossa (Rush) seek the Trident of Poseidon, the possessor of which has total control of the ocean. ItÂs the best ÂPiratesÂŽ movie since the first one. Rated PG-13. Wonder Woman +++ (Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis) A soldier (Pine) crashes on warrior princess DianaÂs (Gadot) island, which prompts her to help the good guys win The Great War. The visuals pop in IMAX 3D, the action is exciting, and Gadot comes into her own as Wonder Woman. Rated PG-13. Q
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B4 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLY CALENDARPlease send calendar listings to calendar editor Janis Fontaine at email@example.com. THURSDAY6/22 Art After Dark Â— 5-9 p.m. Thursdays at the Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Free. 832-5196; www.norton.org.Clematis By Night presents Summer in Paradise Â— 6-10 p.m. Thursdays at the West Palm Beach Waterfront, 101 N. Flagler Drive at Clema-tis Street, West Palm Beach. Super-sized CBN with two bands, plus the unveiling of the new art installation, AesopÂs Tables. Kicks off 90 days of fun for friends, family and even Fido. www.clematisbynight.net.QJune 22: 56 Ace with opener Wolfepak BandPuerto Rican Party with Live Music Â— 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 22, Bistro 1001, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach. Executive chef Christian Quiones presents a Puerto Rican-themed menu, plus drinks and live music by Ivan Melen-dez. Food a la carte is $4-$12. Admission is $10, which includes one drink, an amuse bouche and music. Advanced purchase required for a seat. www.bit.ly/bistro622.Â“Drawn to the ArtsÂ” Â— Through Aug. 11, Lighthouse ArtCenter, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta. A unique exhibition explores the magical pro-cess of creating and enjoying childrenÂs books with the work of 15 of the nationÂs bestselling illustrators and writers who lent their work to the exhibit. 746-3101; www.LighthouseArts.org.Â“Amazing ButterfliesÂ” Â— Through Sept. 29, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail, West Palm Beach. An interactive exhibit spot-lighting the entire lifecycle. Explore the butterfly gar dens that are part of the Conservation Course, an 18-hole miniature golf course. Tickets: $15 adults, $11 age 3-12, free for members and younger than age 3. 832-1988; www.sfsciencecenter.org. FRIDAY6/23 Safari Nights Â— 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: www.palmbeachzoo.org/safari-nights-2017.Â‘Dance into SummerÂ’ Dinner Dance Â— June 23, American German Club, 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth. Doors open 5 p.m. Dinner 6Â…8 p.m. Veal goulasch with sptzle and fresh veg-etables, or fish ($12). Music 7-11 p.m. by Matthias. Guest admission: $8. 967-6464; www.americangermanclub.org.Â“Guys and DollsÂ” Â— June 23-24, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, 1001 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter. The show stars 50 stu-dents, most from Palm Beach and Martin counties, directed and choreographed by international performer and Conservato-ry faculty member Ricky Nahas. Tickets: $25 for adults; $20 for children. 575-2223; www.jupitertheatre.org.Amadeo Fusca in Â“Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus LIVE!Â” Â— June 23-25, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. The Off-Broadway Comedy based on John GrayÂs bestselling book. Tickets: $55. 832-7469; www.kravis.org; www.marsvenuslive.com SATURDAY6/24 Diana Ross and the Â“In the Name of LoveÂ” Tour Â— 8 p.m. June 24, Kravis Center, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. With special guest Rhonda Ross. Tickets start at $49. 832-7469. Northwood Mango Heritage Festival Â— Noon Â… 10 p.m. June 24 on Northwood Road, West Palm Beach. Celebrate the prized fruit with live reggae-Caribbean-Latin fusion music, mango-flavored food and drinks, chefÂs demonstrations, and family activities, all in Northwood Village. For more informa-tion, visit northwoodmangofest.com SUNDAY6/25 Morikami MuseumÂ’s 40th anni-versary Â— 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 25, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. Create your own 40th anniversary button; share your favorite Morikami moments in our time capsule; stop in for a musical per-formance in the theater at 3 p.m. Shopping and dining specials and a special admis-sion price of four for $40, a savings of $5 per person. 495-0233; www.morikami.org.The Spectacular Bridal Extrav-aganza Â— 1-4 p.m. June 25, Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Come out and meet South FloridaÂs wed-ding professionals, see a fashion show, plus prizes, food, and music. Register now and save $5 off admission at www.bridal-show-extravaganza-2016-convention-center.ticketleap.com/bridalshow2017/dates/ The first 50 Brides receive a spa package. Info: www.radeventproduction.com; 954-687-3074 or 316-7723. TUESDAY6/27 LetÂ’s Get Art-Sea Â— 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday through Aug. 4 at Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., 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 www.kid-sneedmoreart.com or call 746-4576. WEDNESDAY6/28 The West Palm Beach Fishing Club 2017 Speakers Series Â— 7 p.m. June 28, at the West Palm Beach Fish-ing Club, 201 Fifth St., West Palm Beach. Capt. Mike Beebe speaks about sum-mertime wahoo fishing tactics. 832-6780; www.westpalmbeachfishingclub.org. LOOKING AHEAD SIP Clematis by Night Â— 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: www.clematisbynight.net.QJune 29: Quick Fix and opener Business As UsualSunset Celebration Â— 6-9 p.m. June 30, Lake Park Harbor Marina, 105 Lake Shore Drive, off U.S. 1 between Northlake and Blue Heron boulevards, Lake Park. Music, food, cash bar, shop-ping along the Intracoastal Waterway. Whisky Six performs. Free. 840-0160; www.lakeparkmarina.com.Jazz Pianist Copeland Davis Â— 7:30 p.m. July 1, St. PeterÂs United Method-ist Church, 12200 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wel-lington. The program is ÂAn Evening of Patriotic Music.ÂŽ Davis, whoÂs performed on The Tonight Show and Good Morn-ing America, is a longtime member of St. PeterÂs and music director of the Praise and Worship Service. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds will support St. PeterÂs Missions and Outreach. There will be a meet-and-greet with photo opportunities and autographs following the concert. 793-5712, Ext. 13. AT DRAMAWORKS Palm Beach Dramaworks at The Don & Ann Brown Theatre, 201 N. Clematis St., downtown West Palm Beach. Call 514-4042, Ext. 2; www.palmbeachdrama-works.org. Â“Sweeney ToddÂ” Â— July 14-Aug. 6. AT THE GARDENS MALL The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 775-7750; thegardens-mall.comAt Williams-Sonoma. 799-2425; www.williams-sonoma.com.Cook Book Club: The HavenÂs Kitchen Â„ 6 p.m. July 5. A class exploring the how-to in the kitchen. Reservations required. $75, includes the cookbook. AT HARBOURSIDE PLACE Harbourside Place, 200 U.S. 1, Jupiter. Info: 935-9533; www.harboursideplace.com. Sunshine In The Summertime: 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Saturday, through Aug. 12. Play on the interactive splash pads and enjoy free games at the amphitheater, with weekly giveaways for free manicures on Mondays, $2 tacos at Calaveras on Tuesdays, 25 percent off yogurt at Johnny Swirls on Wednesday, $10 restaurant gift card giveaways on Thurs-day, win a free pair of flip-flops on Friday. Summer Science Classes: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday through Aug. 9, Artlan-tic Fine Art. Led by the South Florida Science Center. $12 per class. Preregis-tration required. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Trivia Night @ Too Bizaare Â— 7-9 p.m. June 14, 21, and 28, Too Bazaar, 107 Dockside Circle.Live Music on the Waterfront: Â— 6-10 p.m. Fridays, Harbourside Place Amphitheater.QJune 16: Steel Pony Live Music on the Waterfront: 5-10 p.m. Saturdays.QJune 17: The Blues CrusadersSummer Solstice Yoga Â— 8 p.m. June 21, near the amphitheater. $20. Movies on the Waterfront: 8 p.m. June 23. Screening ÂThe Lego Batman MovieÂŽ (Rated PG). BYO seating. Free popcorn from Cinepolis. Classic Car Show & Fleetwood Mac Tribute: 6 p.m. June 24, near the amphitheater. Jupiter Green & Artisan Market Â— 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, year-round. AT THE KELSEY The Kelsey Theater, 700 Park Ave., Lake Park. Info: 328-7481; www.thekelseythe-ater.com or www.holdmyticket.com.Â“LilÂ’ Tracy Mackned, Big HeadÂ” Â— 7 p.m. June 28 AT THE KRAVIS Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Info: 832-7469; www.kravis.org.Diana Ross Â— 8 p.m. June 24 AT THE LIGHTHOUSE Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum, Light-house Park, 500 Captain ArmourÂs Way, Jupiter. 747-8380, Ext. 101; www.jupiter-lighthouse.org.Lighthouse Sunset Tours Â— 7:30 p.m. June 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 nonmem-bers. RSVP required. Get tickets online or call 747-8380, Ext. 101. Twilight Yoga at the Light Â— 7-8 p.m. June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28. Mary Veal, Kula Yoga Shala, leads. AT MACARTHUR John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Â— 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, Singer Island, North Palm Beach. 776-7449; www.macarthurbeach.org.Sea Turtle Talk & Walk Â— Nonmembers register online at www.macar-thurbeach.org. Tickets: $12, nonrefund-able. Walk dates are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, through July 14, except June 23 and July 3. Beach Cleanup Â— Monthly. Help preserve our water ways. Communi-ty service hours for students. Register with Art at 776-7449, Ext. 109.CruisinÂ’ Food Fest Â– Noon to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the month. Cool cars, live music, giveaways and a food truck invasion. Birding at MacArthur Â— 9:30 a.m. June 18. Join a ranger-led walk identify-ing birds. Bluegrass Music Â— 1-3 p.m. June 18. Foot-stompinÂ, hand-clappinÂ bluegrass in the amphitheater. Butterfly Walk Â— 11 a.m. June 24. A ranger-led walking tour through one of South FloridaÂs 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:Â“Guys and DollsÂ” Â— June 23-24Â“GodspellÂ” Â— July 1-2 Â“James and the Giant Peach, Jr.Â” Â— July 28-29.
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B5 6.25 #DON'TMISS TOP PICKS #SFL #MISSROSS Q Diana Ross Â— 8 p.m. June 24, the Kravis Center. 832-7469; www.kravis.org Q Â“Todd McGrainÂ’s The Lost Bird ProjectÂ” Â— Through June 28, The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. 832-5328; www.ansg.org Q Q Â“The 25th Annual Putnam C ounty S pellin g BeeÂ” Â— June 22-July 2, PGA Arts Center. 888-264-1788; Â— w w w ww. p p g g aar t scen t er.com Q Morikami MuseumÂ’s 40th anniversary Â— 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 25, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. 495-0233; www.morikami.org #SPELLIT CALENDAR AT THE JCC The Mandel JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. Info: 689-7700; www.jcconline.com/pbg.June 12: Mah jongg and canasta play session, Duplicate bridge games June 13: Duplicate bridge games June 14: Duplicate bridge games, mah jongg and canasta play sessionJune 16: Duplicate bridge games June 19: Mah jongg and canasta play session, duplicate bridge games June 20: Duplicate bridge games June 21: Duplicate bridge games, mah jongg and canasta play session June 22: Duplicate bridge games June 23: Duplicate bridge games June 26: Mah jongg and canasta play session, duplicate bridge games June 27: Duplicate bridge games June 28: Mah jongg and canasta play session, duplicate bridge games June 29: Duplicate bridge games June 30: Duplicate bridge games AT THE PLAYHOUSE The Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Info: 586-6410; www.lakeworthplayhouse.org.Â“Saturday Night FeverÂ” Â— July 6-23In the Stonzek Theatre: Â“WakefieldÂ” Â— June 16 Â…22Â“I, Daniel BlakeÂ” Â— June 16 Â…22 AT PGA ARTS CENTER PGA Arts Center, 4076 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. 888-264-1788; www.pgaartscenter.comÂ“The 25th Annual Putnam Coun-ty Spelling BeeÂ” Â— June 22-July 2 Â“Funny Old BroadsÂ” Â— July 6 July 30Â“The Kosher CheerleaderÂ” Â— Aug. 3-27 AT THE IMPROV Palm Beach Improv at CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach. Info: 833-1812; www.palm-beachimprov.com. Brad Williams Â— June 15-18 Chris DÂ’Elia Â— 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 muse-um members. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Info: 832-1988; www.sfsciencecenter.org. GEMS Club Â— 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 refreshments. $7 registration fee. A special presentation from a female in the sci-ence industry and themed activities and crafts. Pre-registration required at www.sfsciencecenter.org/gems. Info: SFScienceCenter.org or 832-1988.Nights at the Museum Â— 6-9 p.m. the last Friday of the month. Theme: Spring Science and Investi-gating Insects. Extended hours at the museum with interactive science crafts, activities, entertainment, exhibits, plan-etarium shows, and a chance to view the night sky. Food for purchase. $13.95 adults, $11.95 seniors, $9.95 for age 3-12, free for younger than 3. Member admis-sion is $6 adults, free for child members.GEMS Club @ STEM Studio Jupi-ter Â— 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 www.sfsciencecenter.org/stem-studio-gems. AT FOUR ARTS The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. Call 655-7227; www.fourarts.org.Exhibition: Â“Illustrating Words: The Wondrous Fantasy World of Robert L. Forbes and Ronald SearleÂ” Â— In the Mary Alice Fortin ChildrenÂs Art Gallery.Summer Chef Series: Â“ChefÂ’s Favorites: Cooking for Friends and FamilyÂ” Â— Special luncheons featuring your favorite local chefs prepar-ing their favorite meals. Tickets are $75. Call 655-7226 or visit www.fourarts.org.Q Aaron Black of PB Catch Â— 12:30 p.m. July 6Q Andrew Schor of Palm Beach Grill Â— 12:30 p.m. July 20 QJavier Sanchez of RenatoÂ’s Â— 12:30 p.m. Aug. 3 LIVE MUSIC Bowery Palm Beach Â— CityPlace, 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. 420-8600; bowerypb.com Q June 24: Pink Floyd tribute band Cafe Boulud: The Lounge Â— 9 p.m. Fridays, in the Brazilian Court Hotel, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach. Info: 655-6060; www.cafeboulud.com/palmbeach.Camelot Yacht Club Â— 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 Â— 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach. Info: 659-8100 or 655-5430; www.thecolonypalmbeach.com.QMotown Fridays with Memory Lane Â— 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. QSaturday Late Night with the Dawn Marie Duo Â— 9:30 a.m.-midnight, music and dancing, plus cameos by Royal Room headliners and other celebrity performers.Copper Blues at CityPlace Â— 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. 404-4101; www.copperblueslive.com/west-palm-beach.QThe Flyers Â— 8 p.m. June 15 QManny Diquez Â— 5 p.m. June 16 Q56 Ace Â— 8:30 p.m. June 16 QChris Springer Â— 5 p.m. June 17 QThe New Planets Â— 8:30 p.m. June 17QAdam & Artti Â— 8 p.m. June 18 QErik OÂ’Neill Duo Â— 8 p.m. June 19 QXander James Duo Â— 8 p.m. June 20E.R. BradleyÂ’s Â— 104 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Friday, Saturday and Sun-day. Info: 833 -3520; www.erbra dleys.com.Guanabanas Â— 960 N. A1A, Jupiter. Age 21 and older. Info: www.guanaban-as.com. QFunkin Grateful Â— June 28. QGoose Â— July 5. Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Â— 5747 Seminole Way, Hollywood. 866-502-7529; www.seminolehardrockhollywood.comQOzuna-Odisea World Tour Â— June 24QThe Rock Pack Â— 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 Â— 5100 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens. Info: 630-8630; pgacommons.com.QSpotoÂ’s Oyster Bar: Acoustic guitarist Sam Meador, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Steve Mathison & Friends, 5:30-8 p.m. Friday. Info: spotos.com; 776-9448. QThe Cooper: Acoustic rocker Joe Birch, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday; Andy Taylor, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fridays. the-cooperrestaurant.com, 622-0032.QVic & AngeloÂ’s: Â“Live Music
B6 WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 FLORIDA WEEKLY Connect with us: #HarboursideFL harboursideplace.com I 561.935.9533 WEEKLY HAPPENINGS AT HARBOURSIDE TRIVIA NIGHT @ TOO BIZAARE Friday, June 23 | 8pmWatch ÂThe Lego Batman MovieÂ (Rated PG) for free at the waterfront amphitheater. Bring a blanket or chair. Enjoy complimentary popcorn from Cinepolis. Saturday, June 24 | 6pmThe ClassicCar Showhosted by South East Rods & Customs starts at 6pm (preregistration required). True Rumours performs classics byFleetwood Mac starting at 7pm!Wednesdays | 7pm Â… 9pmTest your knowledge and compete against locals for a chance to win fun prizes, every Wednesday at Too Bizaare Eclectic Sushi & Cocktail Lounge. Sundays | 10am Â… 4pmStroll along the waterfront every Sunday and shop fresh produce, specialty foods, Â”owers, fashion, local art and more! GREEN & ARTISAN MARKET MOVIES ON THE WATERFRONT CAR SHOW & TRIBUTE BAND CALENDARUnder the StarsÂ” Â— Crooner Giovanni Fazio, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays; Dawn Marie, 6-9 p.m. Thursday. Info: vicandangelos.com; 630-9899.Jazz Brunch at Pistache Â— 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. Upcoming performers include The Susan Merritt Trio and Toty Viola. 833-5090; pistachewpb.com ONGOING The Ann Norton Sculpture Gar-dens Â— 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; www.ansg.org.QÂ“Todd McGrainÂ’s The Lost Bird ProjectÂ” Â— On display through June 28. APBC Art on Park Gallery Â— 800 Park Ave., Lake Park. Info: 345-2842; art-istsofpalmbeachcounty.com.QDigital Painting 2017 Exhibit Â— Through July 14, featuring work created using digital software, printed on any medium. QArt Salon Â— 6 p.m. June 26. Bring art to share in critique group. Free.QCall for art: Undiscovered Artists 2017 Â— For artists age 18-25 on any subject in any medium. Deadline: July 5. Exhibit dates: July 17-Aug. 4. Opening reception: July 21. $50 for first place, $25 for second place. The Armory Art Center Â— 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. 832-1776; www.armoryart.org.Q2D Student Summer Show 2017 Â— Through July 8. Work by adult students in drawing, painting, digital media, and printmaking. Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts Â— 1105 Second Ave. S., in an historic FEC train depot building, Lake Worth. 310-9371 or 508-7315. www.ben-zaitencenter.org.The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Â— 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues-day-Saturday. Info: 471-2901; www.palm-beachculture.com.Downtown at the Gardens Â— 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. 340-1600; www.down-townatthegardens.com.QConcerts in Centre Court Â— 6-9 p.m. Friday. Free.EmKo Palm Beach Galleries Â— 2119 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. 227-3511; 401-662-1087; www.emkopb-com.The Flagler Museum Â— 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; www.flaglermuseum.us. The Florida Trail Association Loxahatchee Chapter Â— Leads nature walks. New adventurers are wel-comed. Get info and register at www.loxfltrail.org.QOkeeheelee Park Walk Â— 7:30 a.m. June 17, 7500 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach. Margaret leads a walk in this expansive park. Meet at Okeeheelee Park South in the hiking/biking trails parking lot. Call 324-3543. QFatherÂ’s Day Walk Â— 7 a.m. June 18, Green Cay Wetlands 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach. Meet for an early morning, leisure-paced walk in this popular bird sanctuary. Call 963-9906. QHike In Apoxee Â— 8 a.m. June 24, 3125 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach. A 9-mile, moderate-paced hike in West Palm BeachÂs urban wilderness off Jog Road. Bring plenty of water. Call Joe at 859-1954. QSolid Waste Authority Greenway Trail System Hike Â— 7:30 a.m. June 25, 7501 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach. These trails include a large rookery that harbors thousands of native birds. Alan Collins will lead a 4-5-mile, leisure-paced hike. Bring adequate water. Call 586-0486. The Happiness Club of Palm Beach Â— Meets at 5 p.m. the first Monday of every month at Bice Res-taurant, 313 Peruvian Ave., Palm Beach. Donation: $20 at the door or online at www.HappinessClubPalmBeach.com.The Historical Society of Palm Beach County Â— Johnson History Museum, 300 N. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. Free admission. Info: 832-4164; www.historicalsocietypbc.org.QÂ“For the Love of the Game: Baseball in the Palm BeachesÂ” Â— Highlights of AmericaÂs favorite pastime in Palm Beach County. Through July 1. Lake Park Public Library Â— 529 Park Avenue, Lake Park. 881-3330; www.lakepark-fl.gov.QArt exhibit: Creative Photography and Collages by Susan Oakes. The Lighthouse ArtCenter Â— 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; www.LighthouseArts.org. QDrawn to the Arts Exhibition Â— Through Aug. 11. See the work of 15 of the nationÂs bestselling illustrators and writers who lent their work to the exhibit. QThird Thursday Â— 5:30-7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Wine and passed hors dÂoeuvres reception and exhibits, concerts, lectures, art demonstra-tions, live performances and gallery talks.Manatee Lagoon Â— 6000 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach. The FPL Eco-Discovery Center. Info: 626-2833; www.visitmanateelagoon.comThe Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Â— 411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Info: 868-7701; www.wpbcitylibrary.org. QPilates Â— 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Bring your own mat. By donation.QSummer@yourCityLibrary program Â— Through July 29, Mandel Public Library, West Palm Beach. This pro-gram encourages reading with incen-tivized programs including activities, lectures, classes, games and prizes. Also includes free lunch for kids and teens. www.wpbcitylibrary.org; 561-868-7701.The Multilingual Language & Cultural Society, 210 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Info: www.multilin-gualsociety.org or call 228-1688. RSVP to email@example.comQFrench Film Â— 4 p.m. June 25. ÂToute premiere foisÂŽ (I kissed a girl),
FLORIDA WEEKLY WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 B7 PUZZLE ANSWERS CALENDARFrench with English subtitles (2015). Free for members, $7 general admission. RSVP required. QFrench for kids Â— June 26 Â… Aug. 1. For beginners or intermediate stu-dents age 8-13. $150 for 5 weeks, plus $30 membership fee.QDrop-in language classes are offered through June 30. NO walk-ins. Preregister at 288-1688.QFrench for beginners: 9-11 a.m. Saturday.QFrench for advanced beginners: 9-11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday QSpanish for beginners: 9-11 a.m. Wednesday and FridayQSpanish for advanced beginners: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-11 a.m. SaturdayQSpanish for intermediates: 6-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday.North Palm Beach Library Â— 303 Anchorage Drive, North Palm Beach. 841-3383; www.village-npb.org.QThe Genius of Michelangelo Â— Part 3 on June 22. A filmed lecture series from The Great Courses by The Teaching Company. QOngoing: 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 Â— 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Free admission. Info: 832-5196; www.norton.org.QArt After Dark Â— 5-9 p.m. Thursdays. QÂ“Pen to Paper Â– ArtistsÂ Handwritten Letters from the SmithsonianÂs Archives of American ArtÂŽ Â„ Through June 25. QYeondoo Jung: Behind the Scenes Â— Through Aug. 13. QFrench Connections: Photography Â— June 29-July 15. This exhibit explores FranceÂs people, environs, and culture and serves as an introduction to the annual Bastille Day celebration from noon to 5 p.m. July 15. Works from the NortonÂs photography collection that date from the turn of the 20th century to the present, covering broad subject matters, make up this exhibit. The Palm Beach Photographic Centre Â— 415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach. Info: 253-2600; www.workshop.org. QThe third annual Best in Show Festival Â— Through Aug. 12. The Palm Beach Zoo & Conserva-tion Society Â— 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; palmbeachzoo.org.The River Center Â— 805 N. U.S. 1, Jupiter. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues-day-Saturday. Call 743-7123; www.loxa-hatcheeriver.org.The South Florida Fairgrounds Â— 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-793-0333; www.Southflorida-fair.comQWest Palm Beach Boat Show Â— June 23-25. QThe 4th Annual Palm Beach Haitian Fest Â— 5 p.m. Â… 1 a.m. July 1. Music, entertainment, food and drink. QYesteryear Village, A Living History Park Â— Through June 24. Learn what life was like in South Florida before 1940. Hours are 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Tickets: $10 adults, $7 seniors age 60 and older, $7 children age 5-11, and free for younger than age 5. Info: 561-795-3110 or 561-793-0333. QCity Kids on the Farm Â— From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday and Friday in June and July, kids will be immersed in agriculture. Admission is $10 for age 12 and older, $7 for age 6-11, free for age 5 and younger, and $7 seniors age 65 and older. School groups of 10 or more: $5 per student, $10 for accompanying adults. 561-795-3110; www.southfloridafair.com. AREA MARKETS Lake Worth High School Flea Market Â— 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, year-round, under the Inter-state 95 overpass on Lake Worth Road. Info: 439-1539.The Palm Beach Gardens Sum-mer GreenMarket Â— 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 24, STORE Self-Storage and Wine Storage, 11010 N. Mili-tary Trail, Palm Beach Gardens. No pets. www.pbgfl.comJupiter Green & Artisan Market at Harbourside Place Â— 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays year-round, 200 N. U.S. 1, along the Intracoastal Waterway in Harbourside Place. Pet friendly. firstname.lastname@example.org.The Green Market at Palm Beach Outlets Â— 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, year-round, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach. Info: 515-4400; www.palmbeachoutlets.com. Q
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B10 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYtime itÂs a Food Truck Safari. Skip cooking dinner at home and opt for exotic fare. From 4:30 to 9 p.m., gourmet food trucks gather, and the Tiki Bar has beer and wine, plus thereÂs a Devour Brewing tap-take-over. Live music is by SoundLot Music. For more information, including a list of trucks and prices, visit www.palmbeach-zoo.org or call 547-9453. Calling all bridesThe Spectacular Bridal Extravaganza comes to the Palm Beach County Conven-tion Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, from 1 to 4 p.m. June 25. Meet South FloridaÂs wedding professionals, see a high-energy bridal fashion show and enjoy food and music. Admission is $15 at the door. For more information, visit www.radeventproduction.com or call 954-687-3074 or 316-7723.In Northwood Village DonÂt miss whatÂs becoming one of local residentsÂ favorite festivals. After all, who doesnÂt love the mango? The annual Northwood Mango Heritage Festival takes place from noon to 10 p.m. June 24 on Northwood Road, West Palm Beach. Participants will be celebrating the prized fruit with live reggae-Caribbean-Latin fusion music, mango-flavored food and drinks, chefÂs demonstrations, and family activities, all in Northwood Village. For more information, visit www.north-woodmangofest.com. And looking ahead, find all your favorite B words in one place: BBQ, Brews & Blues will rock the Historic Northwest District neighborhood from 5 to 9 p.m. July 1. Savor free samples of southern soul food and sip craft beers from local vendors. Live blues and R&B music will be performed by Dave Scott and The Reckless Shots, and soulful blues of vocalist Cece Teneal. The fun takes place on Rosemary Avenue, three blocks north of Clematis Street. Trolley service will be avail-able from downtown West Palm Beach. For more information, visit www.wpb.org/cra.Art After DarkItÂs all about ÂFrench Connections: PhotographyÂŽ at the Norton Museum of Art for AAD on June 29. This new spotlight exhibition explores France, its people and culture. These works from the NortonÂs collection date from the turn of the 20th century to the present. The work of French photographer Eugne Atget forms the exhibitionÂs foundation. Also featured are photographs by Ameri-can Erika Stone, contemporary French artists Valrie Belin and Les Soeurs Chevalme (twin sisters Elodie and Delphine). Spotlight Talks from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. will focus on ÂFrench People, Places, and Things,ÂŽ including Gustave CourbetÂs ÂStill Life,ÂŽ Pierre-Auguste RenoirÂs ÂMan with CarnationÂŽ and Georges BraqueÂs ÂThe Mantlepiece.ÂŽ For the CuratorÂs Conversation at 6:30 p.m. curatorial assistant J. Rachel Gustafson discusses Yasumasa MorimuraÂs ÂPortraitÂŽ (Futago). Music is by Matthew Joy and Jason Stander from 6 to 8 p.m. The duo will perform a fusion of jazz, folk, Latin and classical music. Happy Hour takes place in the central courtyard until 8:30 p.m. Mark your calendar to return with the family for Bastille Day on July 15. From noon to 5 p.m., the Norton will celebrate the important French holiday. Admission to the Norton Museum is free. ItÂs at 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Call 832-5196; www.norton.org. Q HAPPENINGSFrom page 1have a bigger draw. ÂI donÂt want to be the best kept secret in Tequesta,ÂŽ she said. ÂI want people to know about us. I would like to pull in some younger people. We appeal to a lot of those 45 and above. We get younger people through the camps, where par-ents are often in their 30s.ÂŽ Founded in 1964 by eight artists and Christopher Norton, the son of the found-ers of the Norton Museum of Art, the Lighthouse ArtCenter has surely evolved way beyond NortonÂs expectations, Ms. Politsch said. The museum and school of art have become northern Palm Beach and southern Martin countiesÂ oldest and largest visual arts organization. A fine art collection, docent tours, lectures, educational exhibits, concerts and special events are all parts of mix. The centerÂs school of arts, housed in a separate building within easy walk-ing distance of the museum, provides classes for children and grown-ups in drawing, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry-making, painting, photography and sum-mer camps. A nonprofit charitable organization, the center serves upward of 60,000 peo-ple a year. ÂThe ArtCenter is here to engage, educate, entertain and enrich our commu-nity,ÂŽ Ms. Politsch said. And part of her job is to make sure people know about it. Born in Kansas City and raised in St. Louis, Ms. Politsch moved to Florida last year. And, while she enjoys photography (above and underwater) and fused glass art Â„ and has won awards for her work and published two books of her photog-raphy, she doesnÂt consider herself to be an artist. ÂIÂm not here to promote myself,ÂŽ she said. In fact, her background is in banking and wealth management. She has an MBA from the University of Missouri. Prior to taking the job at Lighthouse ArtCenter, Ms. Politsch was a senior vice president at Wells Fargo Private Bank in Baltimore. But the arts have always been an important part of her life, as well. Before the move to Florida, she was on the board of directors executive committee for the Maryland Hall Center for The Creative Arts in Annapolis, was chairwoman of its finance committee and chaired the centerÂs annual fundrais-ing event. Some of the board members in Maryland were also on the board at Light-house. ThatÂs how she learned of the executive directorÂs position in Florida. ÂIÂm involved in everything here,ÂŽ Ms. Politsch said. ÂI know a little about lots of stuff because of travel, because of cli-ents, because of experience. IÂm grateful I have a lot to bring to this.ÂŽ Her financial background and her work in Annapolis make her a good choice for the job. Early in her life, Ms. Politsch, who resides in Port St Lucie with her husband and her 80-year-old parents, says she contemplated a different career path. ÂI love dogs and went to college to be a veterinarian,ÂŽ she said. ÂI did not do well in my science classes and moved to journalism. I knew I was a good pho-tographer, but could I make a living? I switched to finance and it came easy. I have been in the financial services indus-try for over 38 years. I have managed mutual funds and portfolios for founda-tions and wealthy individuals. I have been able to travel for work and meet many wonderful people.ÂŽ Ms. Politsch was named one of MarylandÂs Top 100 Women by The Daily Record, which recognizes outstanding women who are both professional and community leaders. Her advice to young folks looking for success: ÂIn any field, love what you do. Life is too short to be miserable. And itÂs not all about the money.ÂŽ At Lighthouse ArtCenter, Ms. Politsch, 59, oversees a $1.3 million budget. Rev-enues come from memberships, grants, school tuition and two fundraisers Â„ the annual Plein Air Festival, with nation-ally recognized artists painting for four days, capturing the beauty and every-day sights at various locations in Jupi-ter, Juno Beach, Northwood Village and Palm Beach; and DÂart for Art, which features dinner and artwork, jewelry, and artisan home decor donated by local and national artists, galleries and designers. The ArtCenterÂs popular Â3rd ThursdaysÂŽ give visitors a chance to mingle with other art aficionados while sip-ping wine and nibbling hors dÂoeuvres and listening to concerts, lectures, art demonstrations, live performances and gallery talks. ÂWe have a very generous board,ÂŽ Ms. Politsch said. They help in many ways, including by underwriting events. Ms. PolitschÂs five-year goal is to fund a new building, which would allow the ArtCenter gallery and the school to be in the same spot. For that to happen, 20,000 square feet are needed. ÂOur exhibits are fantastic,ÂŽ she said. ÂWe have shows here you will never see anywhere else. One example: ÂIlluminating the Deep,ÂŽ which showcased the collaborative genius of the internationally-recognized authority on bioluminescence, Dr. Edie Widder, and the artist, Steven Bern-stein, PhD, combining art and science. Their photographic images of unimag-ined creatures, captured in the depths of the sea, accompanied by informational panels, provided a colorful and engaging introduction to the language of light (and giant squid) in the oceans. ÂWeÂre bringing in a wearable art show later this year,ÂŽ Ms. Politsch said. The current show, which runs through Aug. 11, ÂDrawn to the Arts,ÂŽ brought in 15 childrenÂs books authors/illustrators, including LighthouseÂs curator, Janeen Mason, author and illustrator of national award-winning childrenÂs books. The centerÂs Summer Enrichment Camp continues through Aug. 11 and an end-of-summer show of campersÂ work will be displayed through the week of Aug. 7. Lighthouse will have a back-to-school bash Aug. 13, when summer Art-Campers will be invited back to celebrate with Page Turner Adventures, receive prizes for their artwork and create a tem-porary community art installation. ThereÂs always something going on, always so much to do. ÂThe days go superfast,ÂŽ she said, Âand itÂs pretty much what I expected. IÂm working harder now than I ever did in my career. But itÂs a labor of love.ÂŽ Q Â„ Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery is at Gallery Square North, 373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, 746-3101. Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art is at 395 Seabrook Road, 748-8737. Website for both is www. lighthousearts.org.GROWFrom page 1 ANDY SPILOS/FLORIDA WEEKLYLighthouse ArtCenter, established in 1964, is northern Palm Beach CountyÂ’s oldest cultural institution.COURTESY PHOTONancy Politsch has a background in banking and wealth management.
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FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B13 PUZZLES HOLLYWOOD HEDGING HOROSCOPESCANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel somewhat Âcrabby,ÂŽ as you fuss over plans that don Ât seem to work out. Maybe youÂre trying too hard. Ease up and let things happen without forc-ing them. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Heed that keen Leonine instinct. ItÂs trying to tell you to delay making a decision until youÂre sure there are no hidden prob-lems that could cause trouble later on. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to reach out to those who might be nursing hurt feel-ings over recent events. Best advice: Ignore any pettiness that could delay the healing process. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your understanding helps a colleague get through a difficult period. Although you didnÂt do it for a reward, be assured that your actions will be repaid down the line. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You score some high marks in the workplace, which will count in your favor when you face the possibility of changing direction on your current career path. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your goal lies straight ahead. Stay focused on it and avoid distractions that could throw off your aim and cause potentially detrimental delays. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Keep that burst of exuberance in check and resist pushing through your new project before itÂs ready. In your personal life, a family member again needs help. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Paying attention to your work is important this week. But so are your relationships with those special people in your life. Make time for them as well. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Good news. Someone is about to repay a long-standing debt. But be warned. That same someone could try to charm you into lending it back unless you say no and mean it. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be prepared to face some challenges stirred up by an envious colleague. Your best defense is the ArianÂs innate honesty. Stick with the truth, and youÂll come out ahead. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your sensitivity to the needs of others is admirable. But be careful to avoid those who would take unfair advantage of your good nature, especially where money is involved. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Having an optimistic attitude is fine, as far as it goes. But donÂt be lulled into a false sense of confidence. There still are problems to deal with before you can totally relax. BORN THIS WEEK: You are sensitive to matters that involve your home and family. You would make a fine fam-ily court judge or social worker. Q SEE ANSWERS, B7 SEE ANSWERS, B7 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 22-28, 2017 www.FloridaWeekly.com FLORIDA WEEKLYGAIL V. HAINES / FLORIDA WEEKLY ÂLikeÂŽ us on Facebook.com /FloridaWeeklyPalm Beach to see more photos. We take more society and networking photos at area event s than we can Â“ t in the newspaper. Send us your society and networking photos. Include the names of everyone in the picture. Email them to society@Â” oridaweekly.com. SOCIETY Canstruction a wards party at The Gardens Mall 1. Ann Corwell, Allola McGraw, Anne Messer and Deborah Jaffe 2. Eva Greene, Jennifer Brown, Tom Rielly and Elishaia Parenteau 3. Shana Sheptak, Erin Devlin and Denise Brestle 4. Christina Morgan and Irene Donner 5. Alayna Beatty and Eileen Trimble 6. Lauren Durkee, Hayes Durkee, Yezenia Almeida, Micki Kelly and Sean Kelly 7. Christine Corrigon and Mary Jaret Whisler 8. Ayhan Lambaz and Altin Lambaz 9. Moses Poissant and John Rueca 10. Brittany Bradley, Kathleen Dempsy, Meredith Cruz and Andi Pacini 11. Rosie Gomez and Javier Rodriquez 12. Tyler Evans and Natalya Evans 13. Lynne Wells and Dana Johnson 14. Julia Giroux and Jennifer Black 15. Megan Asp, Micki Kelly, Steven Macht and Yezenia Almeida 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rosie Milien, Caroline Pollifrone, Brianna Keglovitz and Cody Sundler
FLORIDA WEEKLY www.FloridaWeekly.com WEEK OF JUNE 22-28, 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT B15The Dish: Spicy Conch Chowder The Place: Waterway Caf, 2300 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 694-1700 or www.waterwaycafe.com. The Price: $5.50 The Details: I have dined at the Waterway Caf ever since it first opened in 1986 Â„ how did it get to be 30 years ago? And the one thing I have almost continually ordered is this bowl of Carib-bean comfort, with plenty of conch sim-mered until tender in a rich tomato broth that is redolent with celery, carrot, onion and pepper. Some variations of this soup are overloaded with sherry, but I noticed only the smallest hint of the sweet wine, all the better to let the tomato shine through. The crab cakes my friends ordered were loaded with lumps of fresh crab, with virtually no filler. Almost as appetizing as the chowder: That Intracoastal Waterway view, beau-tiful even on a rainy day. And the expe-rience is especially nice now that the restaur antÂs owners have refreshed the interior with a crisp, nautical decor. Q Â„ Sc ott Simmons Lik e many good chefs, Gary Merron worked his way up in the restaurant business. ÂI started as a $3-an-hour dishwasher in the 1980s,ÂŽ Chef Merron said. ÂI would come to work several hours early and I told the chef I wanted to learn how to cook. He said I should sit in the corner and not say anything. So I did that. I watched and I learned. Eventually, I got to cook.ÂŽ He became a lead cook for DorrianÂs on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where he remained for nearly two decades. Fifteen years ago, Chef Merron moved to FloridaÂs west coast, heading up the banquet team for the St. Petersburg Yacht Club before taking the promi-nent position of sous chef at the beach-side Don CeSar Hotel on St. Petersburg Beach. There, he worked with Executive Chef Neeraj Mahani, former sous chef of The Breakers Palm Beach. Today, with 38 years of culinary experience under his belt, Gary Merron is the executive chef at DorrianÂs Red Hand in downtown West Palm Beach. DorrianÂs offers patrons the ambiance of a traditional Irish bar and restaurant, while also catering to sports enthusiasts, with five, 10-foot projection screens and six large flat-screen TVs throughout the restaurant and bar. The menu is a mix of classic American food like burgers and chicken wings with updated fare including mac-and-cheese with shrimp, Gruyere mashed potatoes with Southern fried chicken and the ever-popular French dip. Chicken pot pie and shepherdÂs pie are top sellers, too. Guinness-battered fish and chips can be found at DorrianÂs, too, a nod to the pubÂs Irish roots. ÂI built a team in the kitchen that IÂm extremely proud of,ÂŽ said Chef Merron, who began working in West Palm Beach in December. ÂA chef is only as good as the people cooking his food. We put a lot of love into our work.ÂŽ Leading his team, he adds, is what he likes most about his job. ÂIt gives you personal satisfaction.ÂŽ Chef Merron was born with a love of food. ÂIÂve always had a passion for cooking,ÂŽ he said, adding that his mother and grandmother were his biggest inspira-tions. Something most people donÂt know about Chef Merron? His shrimp and crab bisque recipe won a big award years ago and continues to be a fan favorite. ÂThe funny thing about it is, I donÂt eat fish,ÂŽ he said. ÂIÂve been making it for 35 years and never had a cup of it. I had a spoonful once for a photo shoot. I have other chefs taste it for me and I go by the smell.ÂŽ Gary Merron Age: 52 Original hometown: Queens, N.Y. Restaurant: DorrianÂs Red Hand, 215 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561-3551401, dorrians-wpb.com. Open seven days a week, offering daily happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., nightly specials and brunch on weekends. Mission: To keep the boss, Mr. Dorrian, alive, well and happy back in NYC! IÂm kidding, but itÂs true. HeÂs our legacy and we desire to keep our ÂlegacyÂŽ here in the restaurant in West Palm Beach just as healthy and strong as it has been in New York City for 60-plus years. HeÂs like a father to me. Cuisine: Traditional Irish-American comfort food Training: Growing up in the business, my first job was as dishwasher at Blos-soms in Bayside, Queens, in the 1980s. I progressed in the culinary field there and learned to love the trade. Eventu-ally I ended up working at the legend-ary DorrianÂs on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Obviously that decision has had a major impact on my professional career. WhatÂs your footwear of choice in the kitchen? Shoes for Crews ÂƒYou call them. They send you a pair. ItÂs that easy! What advice would you give someone who wants to be a chef? DonÂt do it! But if you do, make sure itÂs a true pas-sion, not just a side passion. Cooking for friends for a barbecue is much different than being at the helm of a kitchen. Q In the kitchen with...GARY MERRON, DorrianÂ’s Red Hand, West Palm Beach BY MARY THURWACHTERmthurwachter@floridaweekly.comTHE DISH: Highlights from local menus SCOTT SIMMONS/FLORIDA WEEKLY COURTESY PHOTONearly two decades after working for Dor-rianÂ’s in New York, Gary Merron returned to the company as chef at its West Palm Beach restaurant. FLORIDA WEEKLY CUISINE Places in downtownWest PalmA trio worth noting3SCOTTÂ’STHREE FOR2 ROCCOÂ’S TACOS224 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 650-1001 or www.roccostacos.com. ThereÂs a reason why RoccoÂs is a mob scene Â„ the fun party vibe doesnÂt stop. But the reality is that RoccoÂs wouldnÂt have a crowd were it not for having decent food and drinks. We like to visit on Taco Tuesdays, when there are entre specials. The tacos with carne molida, or spicy ground beef, are bursting with flavor. Order yours with a Cadillac margarita. YouÂll be glad you did. 1 PISTACHE FRENCH BISTRO101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 833-5090 or www.pistachewpb.com. Owner Thierry Beaud has assembled a fine team of chefs and servers at this French restaurant. Returning this summer: A trip around the world, with dishes influenced by such countries as Morocco (June 24), the United States (July 4), France (July 14-15), Spain (Aug. 26), Greece (Sept. 30), India (Oct. 21) and Argentina (Nov. 18). Also: The ÂFritte Sheet,ÂŽ in which diners can create their own French fries, sounds intriguing. 3 AVOCADO GRILL124 Datura St., West Palm Beach; 623-0822 or www.avocadogrillwpb.com. Chef-owner Julien Grimaud specializes in small plates at Avocado Grill. A crab cake slider was loaded with fresh crab Â„ no filler, thank you very much Â„ and topped with guacamole and a house-made tartar sauce. Try one of the chefÂs ceviche selections or go for the decadent Kale & Duck Salad. Â„ Scott Simmons COURTESY PHOTOCreate your own French fries, or Â“frittes,Â” at Pistache French Bistro.
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